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post #81 of 465

My starting weight is 217.6 and I'm 5'4.  Hip measurement is 44 in. and waist is 40 in. I actually measure my waist a little above my natural waist because that's where the top of my hockey pants should be, if I were wearing the correct size for my height. Lol 

 

I fell over my toddler's wooden wagon and hurt my back and neck. I need to find a chiro. Last week, struggled during my hockey class because of the pain. Skipped my Saturday class because of it.Only walking at the moment which isn't enough for me. I do have class Wednesday and hockey shooting practice on Thursday, and another hockey class next Saturday. Hoping I'll be able to do all that. Also, a big challenge for me tomorrow night. I'm going to a pro hockey game (joy.gif)and as a vegetarian, not many choices in food. Mostly junk. I'll skip the desert and fries. Thankfully, my dh is also working on eating healthier so I'll have some support.

 

 

Good luck to everyone this week!smile.gif

 

post #82 of 465
Thread Starter 

Wow, there is some serious action around the thread.  It's so motivating to read about everyone else being motivated!!

 

My goals - I'd love to love 8 kilos in 8 weeks (which was my goal in the first challenge - that I didn't quite achieve)

I am eating pretty much like a champ now, so I think I have to step the exercise up a bit.  Or a LOT.  

post #83 of 465

Dida17 - I struggle with the same after-bedtime-treat-myself routine - even knowing it is self destructive, it is a hard habit to break!!  Good luck!!!

post #84 of 465
I am weighing in today at 149 and 5 feet even. I had a few beers with DH last night (we had tickets to a show, our first date night in months) and Im feeling a little bloated today. Trying hard to resist the urge to go and buy myself a diet coke, as I gave up diet coke for lent. My habit was horrible...I was a diet coke fiend. DD is turning two tomorrow and her party is Saturday. Im going to make her cake from scratch, which means Ill wind up tasting icing and filling all week.
post #85 of 465

Official weigh in is 169 lbs and I am 5'4".  Thanks!!!

post #86 of 465
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Originally Posted by BarefootMama99 View Post

Dida17 - I struggle with the same after-bedtime-treat-myself routine - even knowing it is self destructive, it is a hard habit to break!!  Good luck!!!



Oy, me TOO! I did well yesterday restricting portions, though. Still had not-good-for-me snacks, but not nearly as much as usual. A step in the right direction, anyway.

 

Sorry it took forever for my check-in. I had a chiro appt for my feet (and back, as it turned out) and a 2nd root canal in less than a month. Anyway, I'm 5'6" and 156lbs as of this morning. I want to do measurements, so that will just have to wait--maybe for tonight. 

 

I did find out at my chiro that my ankle/foot/leg pain is just from using muscles that haven't really ever been used properly. She showed me a way to use my foam roller to help release the adhesions that come from it and suggested a deep-tissue massage if I can swing it. (Ironic that I run past my massage therapist's house every time I run, lol) It's WET and yucky here today, so I'll probably end up elliptical-ing instead of running. I'm due for C25K's w3d3 today. 

 

eta: Oh, barefootmama, I meant to suggest some snacks--bell pepper sticks, carrot sticks, celery sticks and hummus. My kids LOVED hummus early on, and it's an easy clean-up if they do make a mess. (once it dries, it will just flake right off) I've also had good luck with what I call "meat roll-ups": a slice of deli turkey with some green beans and mayo or mustard inside. cheese sticks if you eat dairy. fruit and nuts travel really well. I make a version of Lara Bars into a ball instead  of a bar, and add extra protein powder in. I've also made some great no-bake granola bars with oats, honey, pb, and mini-choc chips (and again, a bit of protein powder) that were AMAZING on a cross-country trip. They really hit the dessert spot when we were on the road and other sweets were really bad for us. (My family is gluten- and dairy-free, so we couldn't just stop to eat anywhere, and had to prepare nearly all of our food for 3+ weeks of travel; we just had a cooler and another bag of non-cooler-food.) Tuna salad also works great on the road--just have some disposable bowls and spoons, and don't forget a can opener.  Good luck!!  

 

EATA: C25K w3d3 DONE (even if it was on the elliptical machine). Mama Wants Her Abs Back #2 Done. :)


Edited by stegenrae - 3/19/12 at 5:55pm
post #87 of 465

I'd like to join too, I'm 5'1 and 160 lb = 73 kg

am already doing a dance class (1.5 hours) and a roller blading class (1.5 hours) and am planning to resume swimming (1 km in 30 min, once or twice a week used to be my regular work out, but that was 6 months ago before I got ill)

need to work on emotional eating & reduce portion sizes

post #88 of 465

I can't believe that I am 44 posts behind! Talk about motivating, yay! Lets keep up the frequent posts. It really helps me. I gained a little with the one week off.

 

 

Trekkingirl 5' 6"  189.9lbs

post #89 of 465

It is great reading all the posts.  It might take me a little while to get to know who everyone is, and keep everything straight.  But it is great to know everyone is trying for the same goals, to change our habits, lose weight and feel great!

 

I'm trying to turn off the night eating still.  I just got back from an hour long walk and feel invigorated and less inclined to snack.  A shower and teeth brushing shall help too.  I struggle with the snacking thing too when my littles take their afternoon nap.  I've been finding that a smoothie has been hitting the spot and is healthy, low-calorie and tastes so good, i even feel like I'm being a little bad :)  I put lots of frozen fruit and ice too, so it is extra thick and takes awhile to sip.  Other additions like protein powder or greek yogourt help to keep me feeling full.  I use plain almond milk because it is only 40 calories per cup.  And I add some agave nector to sweeten it.  Agave is 300 times sweeter than sugar, so you only need a little drizzle to sweeten it for little calories.  Peanut butter makes a great addition too, especially with banana.

 

So smoothie is my afternoon strategy.  Night will take a little more effort: exercise, shower, brushing teeth, and maybe a cup of tea.  Taking care of ourselves feels good too, we just have to change our habits. 

 

Hoping I can keep myself motivated for the long haul, that's always so tough for me:  Managing my highs and lows in this struggle to be healthy.

 

post #90 of 465

I think finding NON-Food "rewards" is really important not only for us as women who want to lose weight but also as mothers (so we avoid passing on the food-as-reward mentality to our kids). I love rewards such as: a movie, a new book, a hot bath, massage, new lotions, new clothes, time alone, saving up for a vacation, yoga feels so great .... I would love to hear how others reward themselves without food. 

post #91 of 465

THank you ladies for all being so very timely in reporting your numbers!!  I am so excited by the enthusiasm we have and this seems like a much bigger group than our last challenge too.  I am posting the updated chart below, and then once we get the teams I will color code if for next week.  As always, speak up if I have your info wrong/missing!

 

Our starting line up:

 

 

Name

Start

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Total Loss

% Loss

BarefootMama99

207.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

allisonrose

166

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nillarilla

150.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amandamarie

217.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

claybear

207

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adaline’sMama

149

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milk8shake

179.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dida17

194.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mamaclukey

149.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

trekkingirl

189.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tropicana

149

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlueStateMama

147

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruthiegirl

193

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dbsam

240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dantesmama

162

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dmitrizmom

205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mama-k

171

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracylee

188

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mommy22IN

184

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

christinelin

271

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pacificbliss

169

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PNCTink

208.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stegenrae

156

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buzzer Beater

152

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mamefati28

144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LBCMAX

153

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

krisnicjohn

158

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IsaFrench

160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #92 of 465

stegenrae - thanks for all the travel food ideas!!!!!!

post #93 of 465
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Originally Posted by claybear View Post

I think finding NON-Food "rewards" is really important not only for us as women who want to lose weight but also as mothers (so we avoid passing on the food-as-reward mentality to our kids). I love rewards such as: a movie, a new book, a hot bath, massage, new lotions, new clothes, time alone, saving up for a vacation, yoga feels so great .... I would love to hear how others reward themselves without food. 



i am in a Biggest Loser contest with friends. everyone puts in $20 and weighs in initially on the same scale. over the next 12 weeks, we self report on a designated day of the week. someone sends out an email each week with everyone's weight loss *percentage*. at the end of 12 weeks, we all weigh in on the same scale used initially. the Biggest Loser 1st place (highest percentage lost) gets 50% of the money pot. 2nd place gets 30% and 3rd place gets 20%. 

 

last contest i lost almost 30 pounds and came in first place; i got a check in the mail for $275!

 

this contest, 1st place will get $250. if i can hit my target weight, of which i am now just 12 pounds away, i am likely to win 1st place again. 

 

wouldn't it be sweet to lose 50 pounds over six months time, and get "paid" almost $500 to do it?!

 

that's my motivation / reward.

post #94 of 465

That's sweet! Makes me wish I had friends! ROTFLMAO.gif

post #95 of 465
Thread Starter 

 

Okay people, here are the teams!  Good luck!

 

 

 

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post #96 of 465

Ok, I worked out last night with my kids.  I didn't have any weights to use so instead I used my small 20 pound 14 month old son and did some arm lifts, he had a blast.  My almost 40 pound 3 year old helped me do some leg lifts by laying my feet.  the hard part about that she was pretending she was flying and laughing the entire time.  I want to start taking walks and do some running, but don't have a double stroller... so myhusband agreed to get a double jogger so I could. 

 

As for my food yesterday I did really well, my husband is losing weight and is using calorie count to track his calories so I started using it.  My food was way below the amount of calories I am alloted a day and that was without any night snacks (which I have a hard time with too.)  I also threw out all the ice cream in my freezer (my big thing)  and plan on getting some frozen yogurt instead. 

post #97 of 465
I have taken to weighing myself right before my shower, which is usually right after a light breakfast. It's when I take off all my clothes, so I find that it's easiest. Are other people weighing at around the same time everyday? Does it even matter?
I ate cake icing and tasted sample cake for breakfast bag.gif.
But, I had a super light dinner last night and have snacks to eat for our museum excursion today. We are going out for italian food tonight (salad and a few bites of ravioli for me). So, we will see what tomorrow brings. I have big plans to rent one of those family bikes from the park after dinner and ride around with DH and the kids. Those things kick your butt way more than you'd think. Anyway, weighing in today at 150.2.
post #98 of 465

I won't be at the gym until Thursday at the earliest - we have a lot of germs at our house right now.  Watching what I eat and doing pretty good.

post #99 of 465

oh, and non-food rewards... mine are linked to making weight goals...

at 215 I got the new barefoot shoes I've been wanting

at 210 I earned a pedicure

at 199 I get to buy new pants (1 pair each: jeans, dress slacks and workout pants)

at 190 I get a new shirt

at 180 a new hairdo

at 170 another new pair of barefoot shoes

at 160 (my goal) I will get a bodybugg or something like it to help me maintain the loss.

post #100 of 465

Great start today after a lackluster one yesterday - hour and 15 minutes of cardio at the gym (good movie on!) and lifted back and bis, quads, extensions and abs - eating a spinach salad now :)

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