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post #41 of 74
Birthday parties and a cousin's baby shower means I cheated on tempting treats I'm afraid.
Today's weight is 180.
Time to go back to being good! Last week's P90X was a rest/recovery week for me - I had pulled something while trying too hard not to fall over with yoga. My leg feels better now though thankfully. BTW I can't do pull ups or anything like that - I just do as much as I can. Honestly these are the DVDs my husband had and I didn't want to spend any money to exercise so that's why I started it smile.gif
post #42 of 74

My weigh in...

 

I weigh 151. I lost another 4 pounds! WOOHOO! So exciting.

post #43 of 74
Thread Starter 

That's still a loss Hopefulmama! Congrats!! No movement for me - as I've mentioned, I've been a little stressed out these last few weeks. HOWEVER, I should be done everything tomorrow and then I can really focus in on the weight loss. Watch out purple, orange is going to make a comeback!!

 

Can everyone send along today's weigh in? I will post the results grid tonight. Thanks!!

post #44 of 74

Hopefulmama and Vermontgirl - thats fantastic. Absolutely amazing. Any weight loss is great! No  matter if its 4lbs or .6lb.

 

Mine..

Last weeks weight was: 165.4

This weeks weight is: 163.8

 

So a loss yes. I am going to celebrate when I finally get to the 150`s!

post #45 of 74
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Originally Posted by poiyt View Post

Hopefulmama and Vermontgirl - thats fantastic. Absolutely amazing. Any weight loss is great! No  matter if its 4lbs or .6lb.

 

Mine..

Last weeks weight was: 165.4

This weeks weight is: 163.8

 

So a loss yes. I am going to celebrate when I finally get to the 150`s!

 

Thanks so much! Congratulations on your loss!

post #46 of 74
Great job everyone! I am so glad to be a part of this. It's nice to have people rooting for you and to be accountable to. I did some serious yard work and mowing today for about two hours so that was my workout.
post #47 of 74

My weigh in: 133 lbs. We can do it ladies!!!

post #48 of 74
Thread Starter 
Name Height Weight Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Lbs Lost %Lost

ambimama11

5'2" 136 133               3 2.21%
cynsule 5'4" 139                    
Hopefulmama 5'6" 177 175.4               1.6 0.90%
PixieLittle 6' 181.5 180               1.5 0.83
poiyt 5'2" 165.4 163.8               1.6 0.97%
rcr 5'7" 179                    
teresaresa 5'3" 217 216.8               .2 0.09%
vermontgirl 5'5"

159

151               8 5.03%
  Total LBS   Total %   Total LBS   Total %          
post #49 of 74
Thread Starter 

I will try to get weights from rcr and cynsule before calculating team results..... wow, Vermontgirl - you rock!!!

post #50 of 74

Yeah, seriously, vermontgirl, what ARE you doing?! Please share your secret, I'm dieing to know! orngbiggrin.gif
 

post #51 of 74
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Yeah, seriously, vermontgirl, what ARE you doing?! Please share your secret, I'm dieing to know! orngbiggrin.gif
 

 

I will definitely share. I am actually really excited about it. I have never in my life successfully lost weight until now. I just didn't really know how to do it, and I kept making attempts that just didn't work. For example, A few months ago I was convinced that I had an intolerance to wheat so I stopped completely eating it. I was miserable and had no changes. Anyway, I just sort of had an epiphany after reading The Volumetrics Eating Plan by Barbara Rolls. There is not food that I should stop eating entirely. I just need to find a way to eat foods and meals that fill me up with less calories. So, when I eat dairy (which is something I am keeping at a minimum) I do the low fat kind. I am eating lean meats, beans, LOTS of veggies and fruits and whole grains. My goal with every meal is to make sure it has a good amount of fiber, make sure that it is balanced and try to incorporate as many veggies in (or fruits for breakfast) as possible. I know how many calories I should consume to lose weight and I am keeping that number and a tally in my mind as I go about my day.

 

I am trying to have a 300-400 calorie breakfast. My two favorites are...#1 A small bowl of low fat yoghurt with berries and a sprinkle of Ezekiel Cereal and #2 One egg scrambled up in coconut oil and then mixed with raw chopped up greens, fresh tomato, avocado and fresh herbs. Delicious, low calorie and filling. I keep my few snacks a day to 100 calories. There are MANY 100 calorie snacks. I skip the foods that don't fill my belly but add the calories up quickly.

 

My favorite snacks are...oranges, apples, grapes, celery with hummus (or any veggies with hummus), one single cheese stick, one boiled egg...you get the idea. I listen to my body, and in between my low calorie meals if my belly feels grumbly I add a 100 calorie snack to it.

 

My favorite lunches are..."1 A bowl of broth based (not cream based) soup. Maybe with a piece of whole wheat bread, or a small salad. #2 Or just a HUGE salad with greens, all the veggies in my fridge, seeds, sometimes smoked salmon or tuna and just vinegar. I am skipping anything with oil because it adds calories QUICK. There are a few other things I have had for lunch but always veggie based. Salad is my favorite.

 

For dinner I have whatever the family is having, but I make it healthier for me. For example, there was one night we were having chicken and whole wheat orzo with a salad on the side. I had the chicken and orzo but I cut my normal serving in half and mixed in a whole tomato chopped up, kalmata olives, mushrooms and slightly cooked broccoli. I also had the salad.

 

All grains have to be whole grains. No whites over here.

 

So you get the idea right? I am eating a low fat/low calorie diet that is high in veggies. With each meal I think creatively. My question is, "How can I get lots of veggies into myself with this meal?" I am very happy, high energy and I am not starving. I am not drinking anything except for black coffee, water and seltzer. Everything else adds calories. I am not cooking with oil, but with water, broth or something else flavorful and low calorie. My calories have dropped in number and I feel great. No deprivation. It is like the kindest diet ever because I know it is super healthy.

 

It is awesome. Thanks for the interest, and good luck ladies!

post #52 of 74

Tonight my husband requested Eggplant parmesan, and I normally make a fried fattening version but tonight I am making the Eating Well version. No frying, just baked with low fat cheese on top of whole wheat pasta. I will have a small portion with steamed veggies on the side.

post #53 of 74

Hi. I just got your PM, Teresa. I haven't been to this thread in a while. When I joined I had just had another failed IVF cycle, and we had decided to move on to donor eggs. We changed our minds, and are moving to another clinic, trying with my own eggs. I start meds in another two weeks. I don't think I can really commit to loosing weight while doing IF tratments. I need to loose weight, but the stress of IVF is just not the time, especially since this is our last change with my eggs. Sorry to bail on all of you. I hate putting my life on hold for IF, since it has been like 4 years, but if I don't give myself this one last try with my own eggs, I will regret it.

post #54 of 74

@vermontgirl Thanks so much for sharing! You are an inspiration. I thought of you as I made extra veggies with dinner tonight :)

 

@rcr I wish you the best of luck. goodvibes.gif

post #55 of 74
Rcr-I hope you get the results you want soon!
Vermontgirl-way to go!
post #56 of 74

Vermontgirl- way to go! congrats on all the weight you've lost already :)

rcr- best of luck to you!

post #57 of 74
Thread Starter 

RCR: I'm sorry to lose you over here, but I know what you mean. All those meds, and the stress - it's a lot to take on to try and lose weight too.

 

Alright, team PURPLE! We need to kick it into high gear with one member down :) Here are the results from earlier this week.

 

 

Name Height Weight Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Lbs Lost %Lost

ambimama11

5'2" 136 133               3 2.21%
cynsule 5'4" 139 138               1 0.72%
Hopefulmama 5'6" 177 175.4               1.6 0.90%
PixieLittle 6' 181.5 180               1.5 0.83
poiyt 5'2" 165.4 163.8               1.6 0.97%
teresaresa 5'3" 217 216.8               .2 0.09%
vermontgirl 5'5"

159

151               8 5.03%
  Total LBS 4.8 Total % 0.92% Total LBS 12.1 Total % 1.84%        
post #58 of 74

Not much weight loss over here this week. I weigh 150 today, so only 1 pound. I will have to kick it up some for the last 10 pounds. They will be the most stubborn ones.

post #59 of 74

179 today.

post #60 of 74
Thread Starter 

Nicely done - a 1lb loss is still a loss! Any other weigh-ins for today?

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