No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Trying to push that re-set button. I made myself a calendar to chart my workout activity, but kind of abandoned both the calendar, and my workouts, in April and May. I got very, very busy, and I'm trying to make my workouts a priority.
Tonight I am headed back to BodyPump class after a long absence. I already have to miss my Friday class for a meeting, and can't make it up Saturday morning due to another commitment. Sigh...
Diet has been off, and I am afraid…Continue
Added by Dee on May 24, 2016 at 7:38pm — No Comments
One thing is for sure--maintenance is pretty boring. I find myself not having much to talk about and in general feel a little lost. I am such a goal oriented person and I love to see the number on the scale drop (who doesn't?) that once I get to goal I don't really know what to do with myself. I know that health is about so much more than a number, but when you take that part of it away, it is easy to feel like something is missing. Honestly, I'm pretty bored with my workouts too. The Y is…Continue
Well it was a fun-filled weekend helping a friend move house. That was fine- until it came time for everyone else to indulge in lunchtime pizzas. Oh my god they smelt amazing. Instead I just sat there drinking a diet soda... It smelt so good I could have eaten the cardboard packaging!
Anyway have managed to keep on the downward trend- my graph is telling me late September I'll hit the magical 99kg...
21 May 143.4
22 May 142.6
23 May 142.4
Total lost so far…Continue
Added by Damian on May 22, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments
So here's my story in a nutshell... I'm a 36 year old overweight sedentary office worker that loathes exercise. Before I started this most recent weight loss journey I had climbed back up to just over 150kg (at 202cm tall). I've tried all manner of weight loss things in the past, some have worked, some have been a waste of time (...and money- liposuction).
Some time around 2010 I got myself down to probably the lowest weight I've been since I was in my teens at 105kg- just 6kg short…Continue
4 years? Can it be true? My son turned 4 last Friday, which has become somewhat of an "anniversary" of sorts for my lifestyle change. Sure, it didn't happen on the day he was born, but he was one of the biggest motivating factors to get my butt in gear. I joined Weight Watchers when he was about 2 months old and soon after started at the gym.…Continue
I reached the dreaded weight loss plateau! The program I’m working, the 40 day reset has solutions for that! Yesterday I ate a ton of apples, and this morning the plateau was broken! Down 20.5 pounds so far, my pants are super loose (my thin pants) and I’m loving my energy level and my confidence has skyrocketed! Super impressed with this program, would recommend it to anyone!
Well the last of the MIAs to check in.
I really haven't had any words that I felt were inspiring or would add value - so I've been laying low. I've just been trolling by and commenting here and there. I don't want to be the Debbie Downer for y'all while I've been playing with the same 5#s up and down.
Thanks for the comment, nice to know someone notices when Im gone! lol! Ive been active on My Fitness Pal still just havent really made the time to get on and blog ..... sometimes I feel like I really have nothing to offer but my whiny posts about not losing weight. Ive literally had a hard hard month. Ive gained. I hurt my hip... went to the Chiro it was almost a full 2 inches higher than my other hip. He adjusted it ... I was ordered not to workout for that week so I kept up with my…Continue
I thought I would stop in and say hi thanks to a special request from Paula. xoxox
I really have nothing new to report. Life, as always, is CRAZY. Currently we have three big kids on their own, one big kid in the house, three teenagers, a nana, two dogs, two cats, one full time job, and two part time jobs. Oh. And a snake. (Life Lesson: when your kids buy animals for their girl or boy friends IT WILL at some point live under your…Continue
This broken record just can't ever seen to stay together:(
I have really been struggling to get back on track now for a few months. I wish this was easier. Life is so busy and I just got out of habit for taking my "me time" by the end of the day i'm beat and I can't get up any earlier.
I have no problem staying active, yes I need to do more but my biggest concern is my eating. Do ya ever buy all those healthy groceries then It seems something comes up everyday and throws you…Continue
Added by Paula on May 12, 2016 at 8:50pm — No Comments
Paula asked this question on Christy's blog and thought I'd share my experience with this. My initial goal was to get to the mid 170's from 222 (or so) as I figured that was a weight I could and had maintained. Meant at 5'8" I'd still be overweight, but that was better than being obese. One key thing with the way I lost weight was to choose a way of eating that I could maintain forever so nothing really changed once I hit 175 except I kept losing weight. Eating about 1600 - 1700 cals/day and…Continue
Added by MarthaG on May 11, 2016 at 9:02am — No Comments
Added by Paula on May 10, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments
So today I wake up to a new idea after listening to some blogs. Instead of recording all the failures of the day I am going to record what I am doing right for myself.
The scale can be such a downer especially after watching calories, giving up favorite foods and exercising like a mad woman. Today I am going to try to embrace a different approach.
Still log foods. But if I don't like the food even if its good for me I am not wasting calories on it. I would rather have a…Continue
Added by Paula on May 8, 2016 at 3:37pm — No Comments
I'm at goal, now what? Honestly, that is a good question and one I am still trying to figure out, quite honestly. I've been through maintenance before, so I know what to expect, but I'm just not quite sure how I am going to tackle it this time. The way the Weight Watchers plan is designed, when you hit your goal weight, you add 6 extra points a day for maintenance. You have a 6 week period to kinda play around with this number and see what is right for you. If you find that you are still…Continue
Okay so I am now on day 18, almost half way through, I’ve lost about 16 pounds and I feel great! This past week, I went to visit family in Tennessee. I’ve never limited myself to “dieting” when on vacation but I have the end goal in sight and I’m really proud to say, I stuck with my eating plan! It was not easy…I come from an Italian family and we love our food. But, seeing the pounds shed away is all the motivation I need to power…Continue