OK, I'd been giving myself a pass while some stressful things were going on but said I would start back this week, so here we go. I am logging and limiting food intake and going for daily exercise beyond physio. My weight seems to bounce all over the place on the new scale and with milk variation, so I'm going to weigh daily. As of this morning, I have 23 lbs to lose to get to my goal.
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I am not sure what to do. It's like every time I start eating healthy it is followed by me eating lots of junk a few days later. I just feel likei can't do this. I'm so tired of this yo-yo dieting. It doesn't help that at work I am surrounded by sweets/junk.
lifeguard, what is the book?
cb--sorry it's so hard right now.
me: got a heart rate monitor today--i find it makes working out and even walking more fun to see how many calories i'm burning. i started food journaling again today. maybe i'll keep it up. i've been mainly grain free for 2 weeks. it really cuts out lots of available foods. last night ate quinoa and was sick half the night.
yes, book info pls lifeguard?
well, this past week was a bust - all sick and tired and craving comfort food. We baked and ate a LOT of bread, pumpkin loaf, etc. easy, fast and comforting. really need to put away the baking pans for a couple of weeks for sure,
I love to cook and bake and usually feel that it helps us eat very well and mostly healthy....but sometimes it`s not a good thing to be able to whip up batches of whatever without a second thought!
day 8, hrm says 300 calories burned in 25 minutes--seems high
I hate baking! I wish I liked it so that the kids could have nice, warm memories, but I only do it when I have to for work or if asked for some other reason. I use the oven for roasting and sometimes for baked dinner things, which I don't mind. Anyway.
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Arrowroot cookies. If I ever see them at someone's house, I'm going to try one to understand the temptation.
I'm going to do day 9 of 30 day shred, which means I have one more day of level 2, which is still hard, and then move up to level 3. I have a new scale coming, one that got the highest recs on Amazon. Some stuff that didn't fit last week fits this week. One pair of pants still doesn't fit, that didn't fit when I bought them (I got it at the Garnet Hill Outlet last winter without trying it on) button up now. Last week, I couldn't get the sides to meet up. Awesome feeling!
Good job Rosemary.
Ok - so kind of scary to read that book. It describes me to an absolute T. I had no idea how many of my behaviours truly fit into an addictive pattern. Very enlightening & sobering. I have some work ahead of me but at the same time it's reassuring to know that my feelings of being out of control are for a very real reason. It also REALLY sucks to think that I may never be able to have sugar/flour even in moderation.
lifeguard, hugs. There are such mixed feelings when you figure something out and then realize the implications.
Days 4 and 5 continued well for me. I am so happy to be exercising regularly again, and I'm down 4-5lbs. The first week or two always start out with a bang for me in terms of weight loss, though typically, it gets harder later as the rate of loss slows down.
rosemary - according to this book the most likely food addictions are to sugar, flour, fat & caffeine but it varies for each person. For me it is most definitely sugar & likely flour (this is a little hard 'cause flour is so often with sugar).
pi - it is a lot of mixed feelings (really how do you NEVER have those items again?) but then again it explains so much, especially why when I get going on my current plan for a little while it becomes fairly easy but each time I slip it seems to get harder & harder to get back on track.
pi, that's an impressive weight loss. Enjoy this time! I love those big frontloaded losses. I miss them!
Lifeguard, that makes sense about the list of foods. Are you in the process of making a decision?
afm: just finished level 2. Tomorrow I start level 3 and I'm scared. but in a rather good way.
I am on day 2 of 100% compliance. I know 100% is a huge goal but I feel for the first bit this is definitely necessary. Dh is going to do the groceries for the next bit & I am going to stay home more than usual to avoid temptations. The evenings are the hardest - no one around but me & the baby, I'm tired & she's not asleep --- I just want to eat & eat & eat!
I'm so happy that we seem to all be getting back on track.
Rosemary, let us know how level 3 is : )
Lifeguard, Good for you for being on day 2 of 100% compliance!!! When you mentioned that book you are reading the other day I looked it up and ended up downloading it onto my iPad to read. Boy, does it describe me. Today is my first day of being sugar and wheat free. It's been okay, but I am looking for a snack right now and it's so hard to not eat something that's here at work.
I weighed myself today, and I'm almost at an all time high :( Not good. I really hope I'm able to stick to no sugar or wheat. It's like I take once step forward with my eating, then 4 days later I go back 10 steps. Crossing my fingers I can do this!
Chelsea, let me know if you want any good food tips. And substitution tips. I love food and cooking. You can do this.
Lifeguard--100% compliance!!!!!! Yes.
Me: Day 1 level 3. That was INTENSE. I burned 362 calories in 20 minutes (plus cool down). Awesome. But I have a question if anyone knows: is it safe for me to exercise well above my target heart rate zone? I hit 190bpm at one point apparently. My target max is 158. I wasn't up at 190 for very long, mainly around the 158. Is that ok?
rosemary - imo it's better to use rate of perceived exertion unless you have a specific heart concern. Heart rate is variable by age, size, fitness level, etc so it's not a chart can never cover all those variables. The chart should be more of a guideline than a rule. Great work with your program!
chelsea - we can be sugar/wheat free buddies!
I am definitely feeling more in control right now - for the first time since dd was born. I'd gone back up about 10lbs but after just 2 days of this I'm down 6! Today was ds' gymnastics which always means a tough day 'cause of all the driving but I made it home without a problem!
Rosemary, thank you! I just might take you up on asking you for food ideas. I am so not a cook. I love to bake, but not cook.
Lifeguard, yay!!! A sugar free/wheat free buddy!!!
AFM, I am feeling awful today. I woke up okay, but around 10am I started to feel so nauseous. I still feel not so great. Bad headache too. I had a headache yesterday too, but I thought that was just from not eating sugar and wheat (which up until now was probably a huge part of my diet.) I haven't eaten much today, everything I can "have" sounds terrible and the though of it makes my stomach sick. I've had two slices of swiss cheese, a few bites of quinoa with spinach, and a strawberry. Not sure if I'm sick or just having a major detox from sugar and wheat. Of course this has to happen when I'm staying/working at my bosses house till Friday night.......fun times! :)