If we do another 8 weeks, could we start a new thread? This one is getting really long to sort through . . . just a thought :)
Agave nectar sounds good!
Buzzer, yay for the continued loss and have a wonderful vacation!
I did C25K week2, day2 today, along with abs. I didn't do abs (or anything) yesterday and instead went to a party and drank too many sugary margaritas. :/ BUT it was the first crampy, heavyish day of my period, so I was drowning my sorrows. Today I had a bit of a Coke, but that's the only non-fruit sugar or carbs today, and I think I'll make it a good day after all.
Wow Dantesmama! Congrats! My goal is to be back in the healthy weight range too. Good on you!
Not looking forward to weigh in tomorrow... I think I might have hit a bit of a plateau. No loss last week, and it's not looking good for this week either. Anyone want to weigh in (LOL) on my diet? Can I do better somewhere? I'm eating reasonable portion sizes (that's one thing that I was definitely doing wrong pre-challenge... HUGE portions.
Breakfast: weetbix, or sometimes weetbix and a sprinkle of cornflake/bran type cereal to spice it up
Morning tea: apple or orange
Lunch: quinoa with vegies OR some type of vegie soup OR dahl/chickpea curry (no rice) OR tomato based pasta
Dinner: soup/quinoa/dahl/vegie protein of some description/chickpea patties/you get the picture (serve with vegies/salad/appropriate side)
Snacks: I might have had like a handful of skittles, a hot cross bun, one can of softdrink in the last week, oh and maybe a spoonful of peanut butter (who can I blame for that!!)
I really am on Struggle St, because the loss has been keeping my motivated, but now I'm like, what's the point? Oh, and I have been keeping to the exercise plan - walking dogs.
RE: New challenge, new thread. I'm definitely keen for another go. I've got some more to shift, there's no doubt. Aside from my lazy threadkeeping, I have gotten a lot out of this.
If someone else wants to thread keep, I'm totally cool with that. I'm sure anyone can do a better job.
I was doing the pie in Excel. If someone wants to do the weekly calculations, and post them, I can create the pies! Or we don't have to have pie... It's not make or break!
Anyway, I say we keep this thread until we can announce the winner... But I'm totally down to start a fresh challenge this week as well. I guess we could break it down to weekly threads if necessary.. It would definitely be easier to track the numbers then.
Milk8shake I think you have entered the BuzzerBeaterBummer Zone, where you do everything right and can't lose weight. Your diet sounds great to me, unless you are eating a tonna food. Maybe you are gaining muscle? You should measure to be sure. I'm glad I did, or I may have given up. My summer clothes fit well while I was packing this morning, but I've lost few pounds lately.
here it is
still plugging away at the low carb diet. The LIFE WITHOUT BREAD book that I am using says stay under 72g of carbs per day. Here is what I am aloud to eat...
Any type of animal meat
Cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, plain yogurt, milk in moderation
All kinds of animal fats ( although all I could think of was butter)
Salads, leafy vegetables, asparagus, brussels, sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, cucumber, avacado, tomatoes in moderation
Alcohol unsweetened in small amounts ( but I don't drink)
Nuts in moderate amounts
lovestolaugh maybe try sticking to those foods. I've been losing steadily with this new diet
If you can do the pie charts and what not, I would be glad to do the math and such. I think a new thread each week could get cumbersome, but a new thread for a new 8 week set sounds good. Do we take a week off and open it up to new participants? And do we want to mix up teams or keep old teams? I have never been a thread keeper before so I am not sure what is involved, but I could give it a go if you want Milk . . . but then, I think you are doing fine, so I am open to whatever works for all!
BarefootMama99 - You might try changing up the brand of Greek yogurt you buy. I find some are tastier than other. I'm not a fan of Fage but Greek Gods is excellent just plain. I've found that Trader Joe's is really yummy too although I'm not sure when I last purchased yogurt from there (it might have been years ago).
I think a new thread would be good too. What week are we on now?
I'm 165 today! Down 2.5 lbs from last week (where I had gained 0.5 lb). My total for the challenge is 8 lbs currently. Very happy with that!
The reason FAGE isn't as good as Greek Gods or Trader Joes Brand is because they use whole milk. Fage uses non fat or 2% fat.
Well I'm finishing this challenge at 188.8lbs I lost 20 lbs and am now at my pre pregnancy weight. My total weight loss goal is to be at 170lbs so I still have 18lbs to lose. I would love to join for another 8 weeks.
IT IS SOOOOO GOOD NOT TO WEIGH 208LBS ANY MORE!