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post #201 of 465

164 is my weigh in for this morning. (I think I'm on Blue team this time around but I might be mistaken.) I'm down 2 lbs from last week (1 lb from the week before - still really happy though).

 

I went to the gym yesterday and did 50 minutes of cardio: some time on the elliptical and some time walking on the treadmill. If I'm going to do C25K, it will likely be on the treadmill since I don't have a jogging stroller and otherwise have to rely on my hubby to watch the kiddos. I also tend to have zero motivation to workout if I leave it to the end of the day. I'm going to hit a kickboxing interval class at my gym this morning. ETA: didn't make the class (note to self: add 5 minutes to get kiddo dressed) but I did 25 minutes on elliptical and 20 minutes of strength training and stretching.

 

My hubby is also talking about starting to go to the gym. My gym membership is actually for all of us in the family because his company had a corporate discount with my gym. It would have been $30 or so more a month if I left him off! I've made suggestions about get up a little early, hit the gym, shower and go to work from there. Also there is child watch there in the evenings and I told him go after dinner and take our 3 y/o with (ds1 loves the "indoor playground"). He says there is a small exercise room in his building that he has access to so I suggested go during lunch. I also said we can all go in on Saturday mornings but he likes the alone time he gets while I take ds1 with me to the gym while ds2 naps. (Background: he has essentially blamed me for him not having time to [whatever] since I want him to come home at a reasonable hour which is because I'm with the kids all day and I look forward to a bit of help.)


Edited by allisonrose - 3/26/12 at 10:55am
post #202 of 465

187.8 - so a .2 lb loss!

 

I am so happy I didn't gain weight this week - it was a rough one with AF. I wanted to eat everything chocolate in sight. I did try to remind myself that the blue team is counting on me... it helped a little. 

 

Go blues! 

 

 

post #203 of 465

237.4   (2.6 pound loss)

post #204 of 465

147 this morning, super happy about getting back on track.

 

 

Milk8shake,  do you have a link to c25k? I'd love it if you'd start with me. I'm struggling with my knees too, so I do a very slow run that might be funny looking to others. I've really had to modify my gait to protect my old body with this weight. Google Chi Running and see what you think. I also run with my knees taped sometimes.

 

Also, I have a feeling of chronic fatigue when my thyroid is not supplemented properly. On top of that I have sleep apnea... you make look into that. I do not snore a bit and could not think I had it until it got so bad I could not stay asleep on my back.

 

 

 

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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!!!


So sorry! As far as the soreness in your hip, are you sure you are wearing the proper running shoes? Have you been fitted? I ask because I was fitted with running shoes at a national athletic store a few years ago. As I progressed in mileage, I noticed the right side of my body, especially my hip area, ached. I went to my local running store last year, and was fitted properly, and now I generally have no issues. Good luck and hope you're better soon!
 

 

post #206 of 465

Weighed in at 147 even today. Kind of surprised as this has been a really rough week for me, but yay!

post #207 of 465

I weighed in at 203.5 this morning.  I survived the crazy week of celebrations without gaining.  I do doubt that this is all real loss - there may be some dehydration loss too.  So I might find myself back up after hydrating!  This will be my motivation to be REALLY good this week and hopefully see another loss rather than a gain!!

 

GO RED TEAM!!!!

 

 

I will post the updated chart this evening, so keep getting those weights posted ladies!

post #208 of 465

153.5 this morning.

post #209 of 465

152.2 today, and energy is coming back so I hope for even more next week.

 

Go Blue!

post #210 of 465
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re: alcohol, to each her own, i always say. BUT if you are *really* serious about losing as much weight as you can, as quickly as you can... don't drink.

 

re: breastfeeding, i'm nursing a 2 year old and haven't lost my supply, despite losing 40 pounds since november. (10 more to go for me!!)

 

i had a good day today, ate about a 1/2 pound of low sodium turkey for breakfast, two yogurts, along with a fried egg, many cut up vegetables dipped in full fat ranch dressing, much fresh fruit, and a generously large spinach salad with sunflower kernels and a grilled chicken breast, topped with full fat ranch dressing. all consumed between 7 am and 2:30 pm., after which time i ate only a couple of strawberries around 4:30 pm. a couple of strong black coffees too and ice water of course. my stomach was growling around 6 pm, which is a good sign that i'm actively losing weight. BUT i am never jittery hungry or feel desperate for food. i do believe this is because of the large quantity of quality foods i am consuming. 

 

i am hoping to hit the 147 mark tomorrow.

I definitely plan to cool it with the wine. I really only drink coffee (AM), water and wine (PM) but could cut back or eliminate the wine. A soak in the hot tub and a glass of wine is such a nice ritual though.
 

 



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I'm officially back on the mini pill so I hope that I can stop getting AF every week! It's really messing up my groove.


Yay! I hope it gets AF back on a normal track.

 



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All the references to C25K are getting to me. I'm tempted to consider going for it. There are plenty of 5Ks in my area so it would be kinda neat to have a goal other than a number on the scale. A FB friend of mine posted this which makes me wonder if it's a good idea though: http://breakingmuscle.com/training/7-fitness-myths-ie-total-bs-you-need-know

Thoughts?

 

I made it to the gym yesterday (just barely) and did 30 minutes on the elliptical. I had hoped to make it to Pilates class at my gym this week but didn't. It's at 9:30 which ends up conflicting with breakfast. Hopefully next week.


Well, for me the running was definitely speeding up the weight loss. This article did remind me though that I should be doing more weight training. Maybe that will be a new goal while I can't run.

 



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162 (after morning shower ... it DOES show a difference, but WHY ?

 

sorry blue team, + 2 this week (2 birthday parties when I'm in charge of food = not a good idea in the same week !)

 

very motivated to do much better food wise this coming week ...


The shower is dehydrating. Think of the wrinkly fingers and toes. It's only water weight but I will take it!

 



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198.8 this morning for a 6.2 lb loss.



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So sorry! As far as the soreness in your hip, are you sure you are wearing the proper running shoes? Have you been fitted? I ask because I was fitted with running shoes at a national athletic store a few years ago. As I progressed in mileage, I noticed the right side of my body, especially my hip area, ached. I went to my local running store last year, and was fitted properly, and now I generally have no issues. Good luck and hope you're better soon!
 

 


I did go to a running store and get fitted. They watched me run and put me on the treadmill that measures where your foot falls. I got shoes and inserts. The shoes are getting a bit old though...

 



AFM, I am sorry to report that I gained a lb. 170 for me. Sorry Red Team! I appreciate all the support here. It did snap me out of a funk and I will be good this week!

post #211 of 465

155.5 for me. lost .5lb, but I'll take that--I had a rough couple of days to end the week (sleep deprivation, bachelorette party, hangover), and I think I'm gaining some good muscle, so to lose on top of that is great afaic. I was active 5 out of those 7 days last week--woot! 

 

Let's go RED!!!

post #212 of 465

Thanks allisonrose for the link on the fitness myths.  I've heard lots of that information from different sources, and it was nice to have it all in one place.  It all really makes sense. What you eat is going to have a way bigger impact, and the building up muscle, for a good healthy metabolism.  I always feel bad that my "exercise" is usually just walking.  But we were designed to walk.  I'm going to add in some resistance training...using my own body though. Squats, push-ups, triceps, crunches, pilates, yoga.  No fancy equipment just walk and use your own body. 

 

Well as for fancy equipment though... I have been using a free app on my iPhone for walking.  It's called Runkeeper (but you can use it for walking...or many other activities).  It uses GPS to track your route, gives you your pace, total distance, calories burned, etc.  It has been a good way for me to log my walking (frequency, distance, pace).  I'm finding it very motivating.  Because I can have a good visual of all my workouts and I can work to improve my pace. 

 

Some really great weight losses ladies. Keep it up.  Those of us still struggling a little with staying the same or a gain.  We can do it!  It is so great to have the accountability.  My Monday is going really well.  I'm keeping the carbs low.  Because I just know that is what my body needs.  My parents are both diabetic.  I need to get myself out of the "obese" range and back into "healthy" (where I haven't been since high-school... it has just been an upward trend for the last 10+ years and it needs to stop now). 

post #213 of 465

Just curious, since I know it's a whole 'nother weight loss ballgame for me since I turned 40 - I'm 44 now.

 

Anyone else here over 40?

post #214 of 465
I weighed in at 148.5 this morning, for a 1/2 lb weight loss for the week. I was sure Id have gained with the birthday party food. So glad I didnt. Hopefully Ill have a greater loss this week. I'd love to see myself hit 145.
post #215 of 465
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Just curious, since I know it's a whole 'nother weight loss ballgame for me since I turned 40 - I'm 44 now.

 

Anyone else here over 40?


I'm 42.   I've been learning how to play hockey for the past year. My knees don't always bend the way they need to. Lol   

 

post #216 of 465
208.4 for me. Sorry blue team. I need to get in more exercising. I didn't even think of RunKeeper for keeping track of my walks! Great idea! It will at least help me to see how fast i am going. This week's goal is to track sodium and drink mostly water. It was hot this week and I was outside for many hours a day, several days, but I think the grilling did me in. Snow today. :/
post #217 of 465

My weight this morning was 216.4   A little over a lb loss for me.  :) 

 

 

post #218 of 465

weighing in today at 188.8 lbs. That's just a little over a pound lost!

post #219 of 465

157 this morning for a full 5-pound loss. (Goodbye forever, 160s!)

 

I started c25k yesterday, and it was a lot harder than I was expecting. My shins and glutes are sore today, but my knees are fine, which is what I was worried about the most. I'm looking forward to running getting easier!

post #220 of 465
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Just curious, since I know it's a whole 'nother weight loss ballgame for me since I turned 40 - I'm 44 now.

 

Anyone else here over 40?



I' 47. My metabolism is vastly different from my 30's.

 

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