8 week Healthy Weight Loss Challenge version 11 (enrolling through Sept. 18, starts Sept. 16,... - Page 3
204 this morning. It's a loss. My goal for this challenge is an ambitious 10 lbs. We'll see how I do, as last time I only lost 4. I really want to be below 200. My long term goal is somewhere between 150-155. The BMI charts want me to be at 135 or so, but when I was 23 and 150, I was wearing a size 6/8 and exercising hard! I don't think I could ever get down to 135 in a healthy way. I come from short, stout, German stock.
144 lbs today, which is a 0.5 lb loss.
I'm feeling down right now because on my last run I experienced a pain in my hip which, based on some online research, sounds a lot like a stress injury. I'm supposed to be doing a big run tomorrow morning but will have to pass as, despite two days of rest (I also have a bit of a cold), it still hurts to put weight on it. I'm booking an appt with my doctor today but I'm depressed that I am going to have to put my running on hold for a while. I need to keep my cardio fitness levels up which means either cycling or swimming. I don't like swimming and I don't like cycling in bad weather so fitness will not be as fun for me until I can deal with this injury. I just really hope it isn't serious yet and can be dealt with quickly.
147.7...so a gain for the 1st week of the challenge
I started a healthy eating plan last week and did so well all week....then over the weekend my eating was out of control!
Having a tough time with my DS waking every hour or two and finding it so difficult to eat well when I'm completely exhausted. And of course diving into sugar...which is my tired/emotional eating go-to....makes me feel even worse. I don't know whether to beat myself up over it, or give myself a bit of a break about it.
It's frustrating because I know what it takes to lose the weight and eat well, but I just can't seem to stick to it all the time. Which is probably why I've been hovering around the same weight for ages.
Sorry all, a bit of a vent and thinking out loud....hoping this week is a better one!
Stayed the same at 175. I need a new scale. My digital went nuts and I am trying to read my weight on the old needle pointer style scale. I was really hoping to get this challenge started with a loss. However, I can't say I was perfect in my eating. I know I did better than I had been, but it was a wake up call to focus on it again. My exercise was good--lots of walking, but I really want to make the schedule fit some regular workouts at the gym.
katelove, what in your routine can you mix up a bit? Different kind of exercise, different meals a few days a week, more water? Sometimes a body just gets in a rut and needs time to get used to the "new you" and then you change something up and you lose again.
IsaFrench, I think sleep can be a big factor in weight loss. Hopefully you can get some better sleep this coming week and a bit more walking as well.
gooseberry, I think that it is better to get to a place where you feel good, rather than focusing on bmi. For me, at 5 foot 9 inches tall, 190 pounds felt great. I had to work pretty hard to get to that weight, then graduate school came, I wasn't exercising as much and I slowly crept up to my prepregnancy weight of 250. Keep up the good work and your happy weight will be around the corner before you know it.
SweetSilver, a half a pound lost is a half a pound you aren't carrying around anymore.
Piglet, I hope you can get your injury figured out. Pain isn't good.
Amandamarie, sounds like you have some good habits in place. Hockey season is right around the corner and that will likely help your weight loss goals.
April, I think contemplating your triggers for eating that gets out of control. Lack of sleep usually did it for me too. Do you keep a food log? Maybe that would help you to go back and see what meals helped you the most. Write down how you felt about the meal (stuffed, pleasantly satisfied, still hungry) so you can find the foods that satisfy you the most to keep you from sugar binging.
AAK, yes, a digital scale will probably help you see the little decreases that a needle pointer won't. Don't be surprised if the digital gives you a higher reading than you have had here. Seems to happen a lot to people who change up their scales mid challenge, but then the next week or two it gets better for them loss wise. Glad you exercise has been positive for you.
We have changed our eating a bit though. My husband had a small stroke a couple of weeks ago. This was a big wake-up call for us. We have begun a routine of two course dinners with the first course being either a salad or a bowl of vegetable soup. We then have our usual main course but a smaller portion. This increased our veggie intake as well as reducing grains. DH has already lost 4kg.
He is still experiencing quite a bit of fatigue but once that improves we will start doing a daily family walk as well.
Thanks for the encouragement. I really appreciate your commitment to these challenges.
katelove, that is scary about your husband and a stroke. I am glad you have been able to make food changes that are helping your DH lose weight. The first course of salad or soup is a good idea. I think encouragement and team work are the biggest contributors to my success when I was losing weight. I like to provide that to others and I think most of the ladies here share ideas to keep others encouraged in their weight loss journey.
2babies2kidsmom, that is a real loss, no matter how small! Hopefully more will come off as you continue with your journey.
Go Gold! :D
I'm cycling in place of running this week, hoping to keep up my fitness level as best as possible. Also got an appt with a physiotherapist on Tuesday, really hoping to get a diagnosis and set plan in place for healing and returning to running. Meanwhile I'm icing the area, which I do not enjoy b/c I am one of those people who are always cold!
katelove, that is scary about your husband and a stroke. I am glad you have been able to make food changes that are helping your DH lose weight. The first course of salad or soup is a good idea. I think encouragement and team work are the biggest contributors to my success when I was losing weight. I like to provide that to others and I think most of the ladies here share ideas to keep others encouraged in their weight
Thanks, it was scary. He is going well though and has already lost 4kg. He wasn't hugely overweight. His GP told him today that losing another 5kg would be fine. We would rather he lost about 10kg though so we'll see how we go. My coping strategy has been to micromanage his diet and he is taking it very well, bless him.
Going to make a real effort to minimise the chocolate and soft drink this round.
Thanks again for the encouragement.
Piglet, hope your physiotherapy session goes well. Hopefully the icing helps, even if you are a bit extra cold.
katelove, I think you will be amazed at the difference swapping soft drinks for water will make in your loss. Even "sugar free" soft drinks seems to wreak havoc on some people. The closer to nature the better.
oh katelove I'm sorry to read that! It's good though that you both chose to work together to help him get healthy! It really is all about diet and exercise!
I have been terrible the last couple of days. We sell candy at work and employees get 50% off (free if seal if damaged .......!!) and more often than not I can't help myself. I get really hungry and lately I haven't brought healthy snacks so I just eat a bunch of chocolate..... Terrible! I noticed that if I bring a healthy but filling lunch, I won't go for sugar. If it's not very satisfying, then I'll indulge in sugar. So I'll have to work on prepping snacks and maybe (good) higher caloric lunches so I won't go for sweets.
Also I have been very tired lately, probably because I work hard at home getting ready for the move AND at work. I work the evening shift and by 6 pm I'm usually drained so I get a caffeinated soda pop instead of tea (need to keep me a box of tea in my locker!!) and I know it's not helping either. When I was working out I wasn't as tired and didn't crave as much sweets... So getting back to it should help a lot! I won't for another couple of weeks (we move oct 3rd), but after that I want to work-out 3-4 times a week doing the 30 shred + maybe hola-hooping? and running around the bayou 2-3-4 times a week!