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post #21 of 226

Hey!!   I just found this - in the nick of time.  I am starting a weight loss program tomorrow and would love to have some community.   I have done these challenges before, but have really slipped.  redface.gif

 

So, weight watchers for me.  I have done ww before and it really is a good program for me.  I eat well, just need the accountability of measuring my portions and tracking my food.  I have a huge appetite!  A ridiculously large appetite.  If left to my own devices, I would eat enough for 2 grown men.   So, portion control is my biggest issue.  

 

I am headed to the store to stock my fridge and buy a bathroom scale.  My scale broke several months ago and I have been living in denial.  My pants are tight again (my fat pants, that is) and I am super uncomfortable in my body right now.   It is not good for my mental health -- I have had 4 beautiful babies, but the extra flub around my middle makes me cringe.   I don't like my dh to even put his arms around me right now -- he kind of has to stretch a bit to do it.  greensad.gif

 

Will weigh in tomorrow and get started...I think I am around 190, looking to lose 20 pounds this challenge.  

post #22 of 226
Thread Starter 

Glad you found us!  We are looking for a few more joiners! Lots of encouragement comes from company.  Initial weigh in tomorrow!

post #23 of 226
Thread Starter 

I hope a couple more of the people from the last challenge will join us and some more that may just need that bit of community encouragement to lose weight and look better for the spring that is not too far away!

post #24 of 226

Honestly, losing weight has a lot to do with what you're eating and more important NOT eating. You should check out this article that contains 5 foods you should completely avoid to lose weight. Helped me a lot and they mention that you don't even need diet pills to lose the weight. http://foodstonevereat.blogspot.com
 

post #25 of 226

I would really like to join!  I'm 6mo pp with #2 and I have about ten pounds to lose.  I'm toying around with a primal diet right now (as in, I've been on it for about a month and I am feeling my way around to see what works best for me), but I'm really interested in starting the whole30 program to just kind of reset everything.  I don't have a ton to lose but I could really, really use the motivation and support!  I am aiming for five to eight pounds over an eight week period.

post #26 of 226
I'm out again. Still healing from broken leg/ankle. I will be back for the next challenge, after I start physical therapy, walking, and back on the ice again. smile.gif I will need the support after all the inactivity.
post #27 of 226
Thread Starter 

Amandamarie, I hope you are able to get back to your moving self by the end of this challenge.

 

mamatoabirdie, welcome!  I think you will find this challenge is a great for you!  Support is always useful.

 

So I am going to start out the day!  It is funny, I lost more weight in between challenges than I did last challenge.  I think it was the extra sleep I got this last week.

 

I am starting out this challenge at 245.8 pounds!  Where is everyone else starting out?  Once I have your initial weigh ins I will make teams and post them on Wednesday to give any stragglers a chance to join in with us. 

post #28 of 226

i'm 163 pounds and my BMI is just over 30


Edited by IsaFrench - 2/4/13 at 12:41pm
post #29 of 226
I'm 174.4 lbs, 5'6" and BMI 28.1. Starting Atkins induction today.
post #30 of 226

Weighed in this morning on my new scale.  182.4 and I am 5'5".  

 

Day 1!  

 

Not sure where my points should be -- I think around 28-30.  I am nursing a 1 year old, but he eats quite a bit too, so I am not too worried about my milk supply.   

 

 

 

Breakfast -- oatmeal, banana, sunflower seeds, almond milk (7)

Lunch -- brown rice, eggs, broccoli, tea with milk (10)

Dinner -- chicken and broccoli stir fry, brown rice (9)

 

Exercise -- yoga class

 

Total points -- 26


Edited by Ruthiegirl - 2/5/13 at 4:46am
post #31 of 226

Hi I wanted to join up again.  My weight this morning is 143.2.  i'm working to get under the 140's this time.
 

post #32 of 226

I'm at 221.

post #33 of 226

Phooey...I gained a little back. I'm starting at 140.0 pounds.
 

post #34 of 226

I'M INTERESTED IN JOINING... SAW THIS ON TWITTER AND DECIDED TO CHECK IT OUT... I AM DEFINITELY IN..

post #35 of 226

Hi everyone! Yay for day one of the challenge :)

 

I'm weighing in at 147.5, and Im 5'0.

 

 

I'd like to lose 15 lbs this challenge, hopefully with several inches off my waistline. I'm measuring 38 inch waist right now and none of my pants fit. So, starting today Im going to be wearing my belly band several hours per day.  Im starting c25k today, and running a half marathon at the end of these 8 weeks. Im also just starting hundred situps and two hundred pushups (apps, that have the same kind of setup as the c25k where you build up a little each day).

 

Anyway, I've been on a semi-primal diet for a few weeks now, and have lost some, but not as much as I want. Im hoping this thread will be the support I need to stay away from sweets and carbs and help motivate me to keep up with my exercise. Unlike my last challenge, this time I plan to get on the scale every single morning and chart daily loss, and measure my waist each monday. I know belly fat doesnt fall off immediately, but if I can lose two inches off my waistline, I can bust out a whole box of old jeans and get them washed and in my chest of drawers! 

 

Anyone want to do the c25k with me? Im about to go run- in the cold, with thrush on my nipples. Oh, the joy!

post #36 of 226

I STARTED A NEW WAY OF EATING/LIVING  IN DEC 2012 WHICH CONSISTED OF LOW CARBS LOTS OF VEGES AND FRUITS CHICKEN ETC. CUT OUT SODA AND JUICE... ONLY DRINKING TEA AND WATER. LOST 24 POUNDS SO FAR WITH A FEW SET BACKS.. STARTED DOING ZUMBA  AND PILATES  JUST LAST WEEK. I AM EXTREMELY PROUD OF MY SELF FOR THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I AM DOING IT THE RIGHT WAY WITH NO DIET PILLS OR DIET PLANS.. JUST HEALTHY EATING HABITS... AND TRYING TO MAKE MY KIDS TRANSITION INTO HEALTHY EATING HABITS AS WELL. I FIND THAT CALORIE COUNTER HAS HELPED ME A GREAT DEAL. IT HELPS ME SEE EXACTLY WHAT I AM EATING.AND IF I GAIN WEIGHT BACK I CAN ALWAYS GO BACK AND SEE WHAT IT WAS THAT I DID WRONG... ACCOUNTABILITY IS SOMETHING I NEVER DID BEFORE.. I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THESE NEXT 8 WEEKS.  I'M HOPING TO GET THE SUPPORT I NEED TO CONTINUE IN MY JOURNEY TO WEIGHT LOSS.. MY WEIGHT AS OF TO DAY IS 185 POUNDS.... 

post #37 of 226

I am starting out at 5'7" and 151 pounds (as of this morning) and a BMI of 23.6 ( according to the internet).  I'm not overweight but I am on the higher side of "healthy" and would really like to tone up and lose some of this baby flab I still have hanging on...although, I can't really blame it on the baby.  it's definitely taco bell weight (should have learned with my first...).

 

thanks to this challenge, I had lots of motivation and stuck to whole30 meals thus far (bfast was pastured grass-fed buffalo, pastured egg and zuccini scrambled with onions and garlic in pastured butter, and lunch was the same except swap lots of kale and sprouts for zuccini) and paid a visit to the gym, where I did 45 minutes of some of the most interesting "pilates" I have ever done (aka I felt like I was either in a "fab over fifty" class or a 1st grade ballet class...I don't know) and like 5 minutes of sprints.  will definitely beef up the work out tomorrow.

 

really excited to be part of this challenge!  

post #38 of 226

Valid28- I'd love to get under 140 too. My big goal is to lose 15, but I will be so happy to see 139 on the scale.

 

 

MZEmily- Hi and welcome to MDC greet.gif I'm doing low carb too. Have you lost all that weight just doing low carb without much exercise? (I noticed you said you just started zumba and pilates). Oh, and I hope it's okay to say this, but a lot of people on this forum have a hard time reading type that is all capital letters (at least I do). A lot of us who are nursing and have a hard time using the shift key just type in all lower case. You might find that more people respond to your posts if you switch. Anyway, welcome, glad you could join us!

 

birdie- Im so jealous of your meal! I really want to do a whole30, but DH isnt down for it, and I cant do it right now with newborn twins. The no artificial sugar would be the hardest part for me. With newborn twins, I cannot surrvive without my allotted diet coke every morning. Or without honey or beans. It sounds like something I may be able to do this summer though, when there are tons and tons of fresh veggies. Im really excited to hear about your month!

 

I started my mini workouts today:

c25k, wk 1, d 1: Whew, it was work. My legs feel like silly putty, but now I have a bunch of energy and Im going to clean and cook!

sittups: oh my, I can only do like 3 situps. Seriously. I did a total of 18 today, in reps of 2 and 3. 

pushups: I can do 3 pushups easily. 18 was hard. 

 

Im feeling good about things, but I cant let myself slack. I've even made the decision to only wash my running clothes once a week. (gross, right?) They are all in a bag together so that I cant slack with the excuse of, "Oh, well, I cant find my pants." or "Id run, but my sportsbra is in the wash." Im so bad to do that kind of stuff. 

post #39 of 226
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MZEMILY View Post

  I'M HOPING TO GET THE SUPPORT I NEED TO CONTINUE IN MY JOURNEY TO WEIGHT LOSS.. MY WEIGHT AS OF TO DAY IS 185 POUNDS.... 

Welcome!  I hope you find the support that will help you meet your weight loss goals. MDC is great!  I have been involved for over 2 years and it is great group of ladies here.

 

Hopefully everyone else gets their initial weigh in so we can get teams sorted out.  I am thinking red for Valentine's day and green for St. Patrick's Day.

 

I weighed in at Weight Watchers tonight and I was done 3 pounds from when I last weighed in a month ago.  I was happy :)  Now to keep that up for the next 8 weeks before I start my IVF cycle and hopefully get pregnant.

post #40 of 226

Starting at 151. Toooootally fell off the wagon.

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