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post #21 of 116

It could totally be stress. Do something good just for you winky.gif. I was feeling down the other day so I did my make up and dressed nice so I felt good about me. It was well appreciated by DH too haha

 

I am actually sticking to my eating plan and really making better choices. I am forcing myself to not be a gross slob and lounge around all day and I feel awesome! I have so much energy that I haven't had in soooo long. This is totally worth it!

post #22 of 116

Happy Birthday Motivated Mama!

~maddymama

post #23 of 116

Hey ladies, I am a day late on the weigh in, but I am down 0.1kg so I am just going to go ahead and call that a maintain for the week.  Argh - but oh well.  I had someone ask me if I am losing weight today, and that felt awesome.

 

Lent starts tomorrow, so I am going to use that as a platform to boost up the healthy eating.  I am giving up all of the white starches - white sugar, white flour, white rice, and potatoes in all forms.  I am going to allow myself whole wheat and brown rice.  In addition to being sacrificial as a part of Lent, I think it should really boost the weight loss.  Win win!

post #24 of 116

ugh.  i'm not doing so well.  i'm been kind of bummed out since monday... i only lost 1 lb despite working my butt off... and now i'm sick.  i took monday and tuesday "off" from exercising.. i'm just too stuffed up to do much.   i'm still not feeling great today, but i might try to get a walk on the treadmill in.  i have been sticking to my healthy eating though, and staying in my calorie range.  i don't have high hopes for this week :(

post #25 of 116
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Originally Posted by shelley4 View Post

ugh.  i'm not doing so well.  i'm been kind of bummed out since monday... i only lost 1 lb despite working my butt off... and now i'm sick.  i took monday and tuesday "off" from exercising.. i'm just too stuffed up to do much.   i'm still not feeling great today, but i might try to get a walk on the treadmill in.  i have been sticking to my healthy eating though, and staying in my calorie range.  i don't have high hopes for this week :(


Sticking to heathy food in your calorie range while being sick is a huge accomplishment.  Let your body heal and feel better soon.  The workouts will come as you mend.  

 

 

post #26 of 116

I have finished day 2 of weight watchers.  Settling in and being mindful of my eating plan.  I got out for a long walk today with ds in a heavy stroller in the snow.  It was a heart pumping good walk.  My thighs and bum are sore.   

 

I have tomorrow mapped out and then need to shop on Friday to get ready for the weekend.  Weekends are always harder with dh around.  No fault of his really, I seem to slip in into "celebration" mode when he is here and find all kinds of reasons to snack on junk.  I have a shopping list and menu plan worked out that includes lots of salads and vegetable soups to help keep me on track and get through Sat and Sun.  

 

Happy healthy eating everyone.  

post #27 of 116
Thread Starter 

Alright, I've started actually comitting to losing weight three days ago. I've biked 6 miles each night before bed and reduced my portion sizes for every meal. I've been keeping a log of what I've been doing - exercise, miles biked, calories burnt, water/veggie/fruit intake and vitamins taken. I know I'm only supposed to weigh myself once a week, but I couldn't resist last night before bed. I've lost just over two pounds!! I'm sure it was just the daily flucuation (sp?) in my weight, but it feels good always.

 

I'm already feeling better about myself and feeling like I'm doing something good for my health. It's a work in progress and it'll take time, sweat, and tears, but I think I can do this!!

post #28 of 116

Hey Ladies!  I'd like to join you for some accountability.  I started my weight loss journey before Christmas at 212 pounds.  During the holiday season I did really well and was able to avoid many temptations.  As soon as I started traveling again for work and working late hours, I've not been able to take any more off.  I need to get back to counting my calories, avoiding processed "quick" foods, and eliminating all white flour.  I need to recommit myself to being in the gym at least 4 times a week (but they will have to wait until I get over bronchitis).

 

Starting weight: 212

Goal weight: 130

Current weight: 202

 

Only 72 pounds to go!

post #29 of 116
welcome firefrenzy!

So, I can feel myself sliding off the wagon. I'm giving into temptations and not working as hard as I should be on exercise. The running is still going good, but I've let everything else slide. I haven't done strength training or a good bicycle ride in awhile. I'm eating too much at night. I'm enjoying too much wine. I'm eating out more and that's never good. So, here I am being accountable. Today is a run day for myself. I'm going to slowly pull myself back on the wagon this week.
post #30 of 116

Motivated mama...

 

You have done so well in losing weight!  Forgive yourself for the past week, and move forward in the way you know you need to.

 

 

post #31 of 116

Woke up and did standing pilates! We have to run a lot of errands today though and am a bit worried...plus we are going to MIL's for dinner and she eats all conventional foods...even boxed pre-made rib a ques *insert puking smiley*

 

Hope to God she let's me cook haha!

 

Excited about my weigh in on Mon! Can't weight to see how much my week has paid off!

 

EVERYONE BE POSITIVE *sending vibes your way*

post #32 of 116

I'm coming back.  I've been awol since I started wearing a cast for my heal fracture.  I don't have to wear the cast anymore, but she gave me a cortisone shot for the plantar's fasciitis that I still have in that foot.  My feet feel better than they have in almost 4 years.  I'm so happy that I can go back to riding my bike and walking.

 

I'm also thinking about joining weight watchers online.  I don't like meetings, but I liked the website when I was on a couple years ago.  I like the new focus on carbs.  I do bad with too many carbs.  I'm just sick of counting and planning.  I do pretty good until night time.  I cook most things from scratch at night & it's such a pain to figure out the calories.  I know I pretty much have to do it unless I go  primal, but wahhh!!!

 

I weighed in today at 240. 

post #33 of 116

I was naughty with baking a few minutes ago...but I had a lightbulb moment - just because I made cookies in a fit of weakness, does not mean I have to eat them.  

 

I do like to bake.  It is a bit of a habit.  

 

Kathy

 

 

post #34 of 116
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I was naughty with baking a few minutes ago...but I had a lightbulb moment - just because I made cookies in a fit of weakness, does not mean I have to eat them.  

 

I do like to bake.  It is a bit of a habit.  

 

Kathy

 

 

Cookies freeze really well.  Go pop them in the freezer -- and put them waaaaaaay in the back.  That way you can have one occasionally, but they won't be staring at you.  Nothing wrong with having a little treat every once in a while.  thumb.gif

post #35 of 116

Finished Day 4 of weight watchers.

 

I had a rock star moment tonight and feel like super woman. I spent 3 hours with dd's class at a party stacked with an enormous table of cake and brownies and cheese doodles and junk and soda and more junk and I didn't eat anything! I have been doing so well this week that I just didn't want to start. You know how you have one bite and then another and then you get a plate and before you know it, you've eaten half a dozen cookies? Well, I do.

 

 

Instead, I chatted and helped out with the games and played and generally had a good time without feeling like I needed to eat to have fun. I am determined to get this week done right and create better habits for myself.

 

Did the shopping and I have a fridge full of produce and good things to eat. And I have a run planned for tomorrow morning. :)

 

 

 

 

 

Edited to repair my paragraphs.  Why did Mothering smoosh my post into one long stream of conscious sentence? 

 
post #36 of 116

Well as usual I sabbotaged myself! Thurs at MILs we had to eat Velveeta mac n' cheese (EWWW) and I was pissed to ruin my good eating on that so we got Wendy's on the way home .... Then Fri we went shopping while I was hungry and I bought a pint of peanut butter coconut ice cream..ate the whole pint fri. Sat my dad came over and took us out to eat a local place. I had to share with DD so I got a chicken pot pie and ate half of it (homemade but still can not even image the calorie load) Then I ate half of DH's pint of ice cream..

 

Weighted myself today and I gained back what I lost for the week...

 

I am going to do good today and hope for the best tomorrow...

post #37 of 116
Thread Starter 

Fell off for three days while I dealt with a head cold, but I got back on the bike again this evening. I got excited again when I stepped on the scale afterwards - My total loss is 4.7 pounds!! In six days!! Even with a cold and baking a batch (and eating most of it) of cookiesnono.gif. I've started adding pureed veggies a la Sneaky Chef to our foods and no one so far has noticed. I even put blueberries and spinach in our hamburgers - not even DH noticed!! I'm working on portion control, which is really hard because DH cooks so much at each meal so there's always enough for seconds...and thirds sometimes. However, I need to remember that I'm the only one who can control what goes in my mouth. A big part of my religion is taking and accepting personal responsibility for your actions and I find myself shifting blame onto my DH because he's the cook.

 

I just made a list of reasons why I need to lose weight. Basically, something to look up and read when I feel like being lazy and/or binge eat. Maybe this will help keep me motivated on my low days. I'm thinking of digging out my Body Clutter workbook and going through it again. I was doing it for a while and stopped when I ran up against some strong memories and emotional reactions. Truthfully, that was over five years ago, and I think I need to start working on the emotional side of my overeating.

 

Well, I'm off to bed. Maybe i'll get a few hours of solid sleep before DS wakes up to nurse. Good night everyone and have a good day tomorrow!!

post #38 of 116
Well, I haven't weighed myself this morning yet, but I will. I figured out why I didn't feel like exercising last week and why I kept slipping off the wagon. I'm pregnant!!!

So weight-wise, my goal is to continue to lose slowly over the first and maybe even second trimester and to not go above what I weigh now for the entire pregnancy. I'm going to continue to run and eat good foods and think that will be a safe goal. I hope you ladies don't mind if I stick around for accountability. Just because I'm preggers doesn't give me the right to binge or quit exercise, right?!
post #39 of 116
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Well, I haven't weighed myself this morning yet, but I will. I figured out why I didn't feel like exercising last week and why I kept slipping off the wagon. I'm pregnant!!!


CONGRATS, Motivated Mama!!!!!    

post #40 of 116
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Well, I haven't weighed myself this morning yet, but I will. I figured out why I didn't feel like exercising last week and why I kept slipping off the wagon. I'm pregnant!!!

So weight-wise, my goal is to continue to lose slowly over the first and maybe even second trimester and to not go above what I weigh now for the entire pregnancy. I'm going to continue to run and eat good foods and think that will be a safe goal. I hope you ladies don't mind if I stick around for accountability. Just because I'm preggers doesn't give me the right to binge or quit exercise, right?!


joy.gif  Congratulations!!!!   And yes, please feel welcome to keep posting.  A healthy pregnancy is a terrific start not only for your beautiful, growing baby, but also your own health and well being.  And congrats again.  

 

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