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post #141 of 465

I find calorie counting relaxing!  ROTFLMAO.gif 

 

I have been doing weight watchers which is very similar.  Either way, I have a target range and simply plug in the numbers.  It takes my mind off it and right now I am juggling 4 kids on my own while my dh travels for work.  I just eat what I have planned and stop when I have met my target calories.  It sort of lets me go on auto-pilot.  

 

 

post #142 of 465

had a 30 min head and neck massage today + resumed swimming "for good"

it's been about5 months since I last swam 1 km

hoping to be reasonnable with my food intake now ....

post #143 of 465


I'm still nursing my 14 month old also, though he only nurses in the evening and at nights during the week and more during the weekends during the day.  I track my calories, but allow my self 1900 (calorie count said 1500)  I'm still losing weight and have not seen a decrease in my milk production.  sO I would have to agree low calorie intakes are not the answer all the time.  I weighed my self this morning and I was down to 179, don't know how I managed that one. 

 

My workout last night was only 10 minutes... of jumping jacks and running in place.  My kids helped by wanting me to hold them while I was running place, so that helped.    I can't wait until I am able to get my double jogger so I can go for long walks in the eveings with my kiddos. 

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Calorie intake: I see a lot of low calorie intakes around. I have a Biggest Loser book and their diet is around 1,200. I did a diet once that was 1,600 calories with a high energy workout and I saw steady weight loss on it. So I don't think less, less, less is necessarily the answer. I'm not tracking my calories right now. If I plateau, I will probably change my mind. I'm still nursing my 14 month old so I wouldn't want to kill my milk supply by cutting too many calories.

 

 

post #144 of 465



 

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What are your goals for the week everyone?



Eat as little junk as possible and get back into my running routine.

 

Good luck with your goals!

post #145 of 465
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My goal for the week is to not gain with all the celebrating we will be doing this week (2 birthdays and deployment homecoming!) and to get my workouts going!  So far this week I an 1 for 2 on the workouts.  Trying to decide about weighing more often than weekly or just weekly . . . and thoughts on the merits/disadvantages of frequent weighins vs weekly?  How often do you weigh?


I weigh often. At least twice a day. It is motivating to me.
 

 

post #146 of 465

well I lost two pounds yesterday even though I had a couple cookies and my beloved mini cadbury eggs! I am trying to do better today. Hope to lose evn more tomorrow.

post #147 of 465
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well I lost two pounds yesterday even though I had a couple cookies and my beloved mini cadbury eggs! I am trying to do better today. Hope to lose evn more tomorrow.



 

Okay woman, I gotta know!!! How in the hell do you lose 2 pounds in one day??

 

Spill what else you ate and your exercise.

 

And which team are you on???

post #148 of 465

well I am doing low carb. Yesterday I had lots of ground beef. Not much fruit but all the veggies I want. Except potatoes, corn, or peas. I eat lots of cheese. Some nuts or nut butter. I did a lot of running around yesterday with errands so no real excersize. The day before I pushed three kids in a tandem stroller for about a mile. I was so strict on my diet that day and expected good numbers but instead I got my period. Maybe TMI but I suffer chronic constipation and had major sylium husk and made lots of #2 so maybe that helped. It isn't uncommon for me to go a few days without going #2

post #149 of 465
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Ugh, I totally ate too much cake batter. bag.gif
I did a pretty awesome 1.5 hour walk yesterday, wearing one kiddo and pushing the other. Id like to use my shake weight. Does anyone else have one? Does it work? My arms are probably my biggest point of self consciousness, and I have a hard time getting them to not be so big.

I have no experience with them. Let us know how they work out!
post #150 of 465

Oh I'm on the blue team. Last challenge I averaged 4 pounds a week and lost a total of 20 pounds with that challenge. I think it helped that I started at 208lbs. Seems the more you have to lose the faster it goes. 

post #151 of 465

Goals for this week:

 

be a contributing losing member of the blue team!

 

heal up from this gi bug

 

walk walk walk

 

don't drink too much yummy stuff at husband's birthday party

 

don't nosh too much on the cupcakes I'll be making!

 

turn away from the grains, not even one little crust of bread, no no no

 

 

post #152 of 465

148.0 this morning's weigh. i'll take it, gladly. as i've mentioned before, i've been engaged in biggest loser contests since november, and have lost almost 40 pounds (147 will mark 40 pounds). my goal is 137, so 10 more pounds to go. for that contest, we weigh in on wednesday mornings, and typically i have a little "bounce back" from "going crazy" after the weigh in. (not really "crazy," but i might have a hot bisuit out of the oven, or eat after 5 pm (which is one of my cardinal rules of what NOT to do to lose weight). this week i didn't stop dieting. although i did eat two yogurts yesterday. i still quit all food by 5 pm, and pretty much stuck to the short-list foods (low sodium turkey, oatmeal, cut up vegetables with full fat ranch, grilled chicken breast on spinach salad with full fat ranch.) i'm down 8 ounces from yesterday! 

 

i would love to keep the losses coming, as AF is just around the corner. i't almost impossible for me to lose that week...

post #153 of 465

I weighed in this morning and I was at 178... I've lost 6 pounds since Sunday.  I told my husband I'm going to stop tracking my calories as much and eat what I want... but still log them.  I'm afraid of losing to much weight to fast while I'm breastfeeding.  My son is not ready to wean yet... he has weaned during the day, but still likes to nurse at night and with his slow weight gain I'm fine with that. 

 

My goal is to lose a pound a week instead of more, if I lose more and don't lose my milk production then good for me. 

 

go TEAM RED!

post #154 of 465

Can I join in?  I am a member of weight watchers but need some additional motivation.  I am 5 feet 9 inches tall and on Monday, May 19 I weighed 238.8 pounds.  I keep a calendar in the bathroom and take my weight each morning.  I need the 30 minutes of exercise 4 times per week.  I did that on Monday and Tuesday.  Which team would I be on?

post #155 of 465

Well this is a high stress time. Not eating very well. I'm up a pound ugh! Maybe AF is on the way....


Edited by Nillarilla - 3/23/12 at 10:25am
post #156 of 465

I'm wondering if it's too late to join this, too. I just started tracking my food and exercise on LiveStrong and have lost 3 pounds in the last 10 days. Maybe if there are a couple of us that join a week late neither team would be penalized for having someone without weight loss for the first week. Hmmm?

 

I am at 5'6 and 177 lbs, and would love to get back down to 150.

 

I'll look for updates and to see if I can join. Thanks!

post #157 of 465

I can't run and it makes me want to cry. I did a C25K and after that just started to enjoy running. Last week I was at a conference and did not get to run, wore heels all day. When I got back I noticed a little soreness in my hip. It does not have the strength for a run. I have no idea what happened. I am shocked at how derailed I feel. I drank too much wine the last few days and was not great with food. I really, really need to snap out of it. Some one kick me in the butt!!!

post #158 of 465

Not gonna kick you in the butt, just a hug - I used to run regularly, but my weight gain in pregnancy really knocked my knees out and I haven't been able to even walk regularly since then - 4 years now! But how about using it for motivation, as I am now: really hoping that more weight loss will make it so my weakened joints can tolerate the load!

post #159 of 465

Blue team member here

did about OK for food today, am not counting calories for the moment, just trying to make decent choices and not overdoing it in quantity ...

 

walked 2.5 km in about 30 min this morning (it was either that or wait 40 minutes for a bus that turns up only once an hour, since it was windy and overcast, i much prefered walking !)

 

tomorrow am hoping to last the whole 2 hours of the roller blade class ...

post #160 of 465
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I can't run and it makes me want to cry. I did a C25K and after that just started to enjoy running. Last week I was at a conference and did not get to run, wore heels all day. When I got back I noticed a little soreness in my hip. It does not have the strength for a run. I have no idea what happened. I am shocked at how derailed I feel. I drank too much wine the last few days and was not great with food. I really, really need to snap out of it. Some one kick me in the butt!!!



I can really relate. I used to trail run, and I can rarely run on the track right now because of my knees. I've been working with a PT for a couple of months now, and the exercises help some, but I wonder how I will get back to it.

 

Can you get your hip looked at?

 

I won't kick you in the butt either but I'll have some wine with you.

 

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