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post #181 of 396

aaarrrgh 154 again.

 

Honestly, I'm just surprised it isn't more since I've been hunkering down into some serious emotional eating. Luckily I've kept up the exercise, so I guess that's been my slightly saving grace. Accountability helps for sure, and I think I need to check in here more often to increase that sense of responsibility.

post #182 of 396
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Watching the Extreme Make Over: Weight loss edition last night about a woman who was at 355 pounds and had PCOS and got down to 148 pounds in one year of intense exercise and lifestyle changes was inspiring.  Must move more.

I have PCOS too and I think more exercise is the key.  I have been trying to loose weight by mostly lowering carbs but it is not enough - and I tend to binge carb eat which cancels out my low carb days.  (I actually have a pretty healthy diet...but too many carbs for someone with PCOS.)  When I was younger I was in great shape - but I exercised daily like a lunatic.  Now that I am much older and 100 pounds heavier...exercise does not come easy. 

 

I have gained greensad.gif...238.2

post #183 of 396

Since I wasn't sure about my weight last week I'm not sure if I had a gain or not. The scale said 189 this morning but were still not level here so I need to get on DH to put in the blocks. Sorry Red Team.

post #184 of 396

Hanging in there, started some running finally. I got a serious anti-inflammatory for my knees and it is making all the difference in the world. Now I have no excuses to avoid running. Before the drugs I was making about a quarter mile at a time, now I am up to 2 miles in three weeks.

 

 

146

post #185 of 396

ps- Does anyone have access to a Jacob's Ladder at your gym? Holy crap, I started that thing and literally I could only do 2 minutes. Now I am up to six minutes at a time, just slow.

post #186 of 396

211.8   Almost down to where I was 2 weeks ago. Just got a tooth pulled this morning so only soft foods and no sugar for a couple of days. At least there's some upside to it.  smile.gif  
Also measured my hips and waist. No change in waist, but a 1/2 inch off the hips. Progress. Yay!!

 

 

Exercise plan:  Today-  a little walking, taking it easy

                       Tues -  1 hour hockey skating

                       Wed -  1 1/2  hours hockey classes

                       Thurs- Walking

                       Friday- Walking

                       Sat- 1 hour hockey class and skating

                       Sun- Walking


Edited by Amandamarie - 6/11/12 at 5:12pm
post #187 of 396

192! Lost another pound this week. Inching my way into my goal weight (in the 180s).

post #188 of 396

up 1lb  angry.gif Grr.

 

We went camping this weekend, so I am hoping I am just retaining water due to the change in altitude, stress, and salty food.

post #189 of 396
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ps- Does anyone have access to a Jacob's Ladder at your gym? Holy crap, I started that thing and literally I could only do 2 minutes. Now I am up to six minutes at a time, just slow.

My gym has one! I tried it out one day for fun, but maybe I should use it more regularly. Thanks for the suggestion!
post #190 of 396

I'm at 178.4 today.  I have 26 days to go till my dd's wedding.  I've been pulling out all stops on the exercise front - 12 miles/310 calories/45 minutes on the elliptical per day 5-6xweek.  I have reduced my food intake but am not following any particular diet plan.  I've lost a total of 18 lbs. since 1/16/12 and look forward to losing another 50 lbs in the next 12 months.

 

I appreciate this site and appreciate your devotion, Milkshake, to making it available and posting the results.
 

post #191 of 396
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ps- Does anyone have access to a Jacob's Ladder at your gym? Holy crap, I started that thing and literally I could only do 2 minutes. Now I am up to six minutes at a time, just slow.

Holy sh*t, there is one at my new gym, and I'm about 99% certain that I would just fall right off it.  It scares the hell outta me, and I've never seen ANYONE use it!  

post #192 of 396

I'd actually love to try a Jacob's Ladder... my gym doesn't have one tho. greensad.gif  Maybe I'll put a note in the suggestion box.
 

I'm thinking about doing this some weekend: http://pinterest.com/pin/281545414174837706/

post #193 of 396
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Holy sh*t, there is one at my new gym, and I'm about 99% certain that I would just fall right off it.  It scares the hell outta me, and I've never seen ANYONE use it!  

 

Just get on it milk!!!! You too Dmitrizmom (Iowa girls kick ass) and coffeebean. Care to have a side bet on who can increase their time on it in the coming weeks? I only have a little head start, and I am an old old woman... I'm sure you can beat me easily.

post #194 of 396

Depending on how nuts I go this week... I'm planning on doing a 5K on Saturday.  My goal it to finish it in less than 43 minutes. (previous personal record is about 45 minutes)

 

first I have to make it thru the stress that is my work week for 5 more weeks of the summer session. biglaugh.gif caffix.gif  bawling.gif  duh.gif
 

post #195 of 396
Thread Starter 

I like the Harry Potter workout idea, although I don't like Harry Potter.  It would be far more fun if it was a drinking game!

 

BB - I lied, I thought the Jacobs Ladder was something else.  The one I am scared of is actually this.

 

I have made a side bet with a friend about who can lose the most weight in the next 6 weeks (she's going to be a bridesmaid).  She reckons I have an advantage because I'm veg*n.  Haha!

Anyway, I want to beat her @$$.  

post #196 of 396

am going to be on stage in a skimpy outfit for 2 x 4 minutes in 17 days ... and i've put back on 2 lb = not so happy today .....
 

post #197 of 396

I'm a 184 again this week.  I tried adding more food and greater variety with no effect.  I need to try something else to get the scale jumpstarted again.

 

Back soon with our numbers for the week!

post #198 of 396

162.2 this week! Can't wait to break below 160. 

post #199 of 396

People asked about how the teams were standing, so I calculated all the percents this week and did team tallys at the bottom.  In this challenge we use percents for team standing.  This makes it more even than just using # or kg lost, but it a real pain to compute every week, so I only do the math periodically through the 8 weeks rather than every week.

Name

Start

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Total Loss

% Loss

Alphaghetti

155.0

153.5

---------

?

 

 

 

 

 

?

?

Amandamarie

214.2

211.4

213

211.8

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

1.0%

Amibimama11

------------

132

131

130

 

 

 

 

 

2

1.5%

BlueStateMama

145

144

142

?

 

 

 

 

 

?

?

BarefootMama99

186.4

183.2

184.0

184.0

 

 

 

 

 

2.4

1.3%

Buzzer Beater

148

149

147

146

 

 

 

 

 

2

1.4%

BridesMother

181

181.4

179.2

178.4

 

 

 

 

 

2.6

1.4%

claybear

196

196

193

192

 

 

 

 

 

4

2.0%

Chelko

PMed

Lost 0.5

Lost 3.0

Gained 1

 

 

 

 

 

2.5

1.3%

dbsam

237

236.2

235.5

238.2

 

 

 

 

 

-1.2

-0.5%

Dantesmama

141

140

138

140.8

 

 

 

 

 

0.2

0.1%

Dmitrizmom

188.2

187.4

187.4

184.6

 

 

 

 

 

3.6

1.9%

huha

211

211

---------

206

 

 

 

 

 

5

2.3%

IsaFrench

165.7

165.5

164

166

 

 

 

 

 

-0.3

-0.2%

lilacvioletiris

238.4

242.8

241

246.2

 

 

 

 

 

-7.8

-3.3

LBCMAX

153.8

151.4

154

154

 

 

 

 

 

-0.2

-0.1%

Milk8shake

170.5

170.9

170.5

169

 

 

 

 

 

1.5

0.9%

PixieLittle

176.5

176.5

174.5

174.5

 

 

 

 

 

2

1.1%

Ruthiegirl

189

188

187

185

 

 

 

 

 

4

2.1%

SimonMom

168

166.2

164.6

162.2

 

 

 

 

 

5.8

3.5%

trekkingirl

191.9

188.8

187

189

 

 

 

 

 

2.9

1.5%

tropicana

141.6

142

140.8

142.6

 

 

 

 

 

-1

-0.7%

thecoffeebean

-----------

192

189.8

189.8

 

 

 

 

 

2.2

1.1%

vermontgirl

148

147

145

144

 

 

 

 

 

4

2.7%

Red Team =1.3%+1.4%+1.3%+0.1%+1.9%+2.3%+-0.1%+0.9%+1.1%+2.1%+1.5% = 13.8

Blue Team = 1.0%+1.5%+1.4%+2.0%+-0.5%+-0.2%+-3.3+3.5%+-0.7%+1.1%+2.7% = 8.5

So at this point, the red team is the pretty clear leader.  But there is still plenty of time for that to change! 

post #200 of 396

Lots of time left for the blue team to catch up. smile.gif  

 

 

Still recovering from getting a tooth pulled and the cold I got the same day. I'm going to my hockey classes tonight anyway. I need the distraction and some "me" time. 

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