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post #61 of 188
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Running around the bayou sounds like fun!  Enjoy your outdoor exercise.

post #62 of 188

thanks! Haven't done it yet but we'll live closer and I'll be 10 mins bike ride away from it so that's my best bet! With my bad knees and my crappy shoes running on the concrete is a big no no!

post #63 of 188

I have to tell you all my favorite snack lately.  I like to call it apple pie ala mode.  1/2 Cup plain chobani 0% Greek yogurt (cheaper if you buy the big tub), sprinkled with stevia if it's too tart for you (Trader Joe's makes am organic stevia in a little bottle that is better then any of the other brands that I've tried), 1 Tbs of golden flaxseeds ground, generous sprinkles of cinnamon,  1 chopped apples(Granny smith is my fave) and more sprinkles of cinnamon on top.  I make up a few containers when I do food prep so that they are always ready to go.  This is usually my morning snack between breakfast and lunch and it totally reminds me of apple pie ala mode.

post #64 of 188

I think that I may need to quit this time through. Among other stress, I've started having panic attacks about money, and one of the ponies that we've been leasing is being put down on 10/9. I'm more than a little stressed and have been going up in weight, even though I don't feel like I've been eating more. Also, due to the finances, we've been eating more bread and beans/lentils instead of meat and veggies. I'll have to try to figure out what I can do about everything without adding more stress.

post #65 of 188
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CookiePie, that actually sounds really yummy. I know that Greek Yogurt has lots of protein in it. I bought some Honey Crisp Apples from a farm stand a few days ago. They are the most delicious crunch apples ever! I need to go grocery shopping this afternoon anyway so I think I will pick up some Greek Yogurt.

 

meandk610, sorry to hear of the challenges you have right now. I hope you can let go of those things that you need to in order to let go of some stress in your life. Come on back whenever you are ready.

post #66 of 188
Thanks Jaxy, it was a stressful time but we have been very fortunate.

Lilacvioletiris, thanks for the ongoing encouragement :-)
post #67 of 188

purple team, i'm 151.01 lb and overjoyed (haven't seen such a low number since 2005)

 

the 2 weeks after my eye operation were hard and i didn't manage to stay on my eating plan (by the end of week one i caught a cold too !!!)

but last week, in spite of being knocked out by a virus, i managed to go back to this 5:2 British new diet

and i lost more than a pound

with only a little walking for sports (hoping to resume roller blading class next week end !!!)

post #68 of 188

I'm working out harder and more frequently in the last week and a half, plus my eating has been right on point.  So I was surprised to see no change in the scale this week still 137.  But my body fat went down another percentage point!   Which tells me that I must have lost fat and gained muscle.  I'm keeping at it, I know from experience that all of my  hard work will be rewarded. 

post #69 of 188

Monday morning weigh-in: 145.4 lbs! Yay!!!!

post #70 of 188
65.4kg (144.lb)

Lost 600g, I'm pretty happy with that :-) Only 2.4kg away from my pre-pregnancy weight and only 10.4 kg from my goal weight.
post #71 of 188

174.8 :)

post #72 of 188

154.5

 

Expected a gain, showed a loss.  Don't know what I did to deserve it, my eating has been atrocious these last 3 days, but apparently not as atrocious as I thought, and those big walks must have done some good.  Too stormy for walks the last 2 days, unfortunately.

post #73 of 188

Good job everybody!

Seems like I'm the only one who had a bad week, weight-lost speaking...

 

169.3

Back up a pound... Which is not surprising, since I've been eating fatty and sodium-filled foods. Not to make excuses but we had to bomb the kitchen so I packed most of our (non-perishable) food and dishes, so I've been eating sandwiches and fast food. Also I feel bloated, probably by all this bad food but also because I'm going to have my periods soon. I feel the urge to exercise so hopefully, as soon as we're moved, I'm going to work-out again. I know, been saying this, but I'm serious!

 

Sorry team for the gain!

 

On a brighter note, I listened to your advice CookiePie! I was ravenously hungry when I got to work yesterday, so instead of eating whatever candy was available, I went and got some greek yogourt (the Danone kind though) and a pack of rice cakes. It filled me up! Funny how you can eat something for a long time (ate greek yogourt everyday when I was prego) and then kind of forget about it. It's also a great pre/post work-out food! Will try that pie a la mode when I get the chance :)


Edited by Jaxy - 9/30/13 at 10:21am
post #74 of 188

203 today.  A loss!  I completely forgot to exercise on Saturday (and needed to in order to get in four workouts for the week).  I was wondering why my day didn't feel so rushed.  I made up for it with a long dog walk (in the pouring rain) on Sunday morning and a swim in the afternoon.  The pool had been closed for two weeks for maintenance and I was glad to get back in there, although it was an awful time - really crowded.  I'll start back on my Saturday morning swim next week.

 

I keep letting the week get away from me, and don't get my first work out in until Thursday.  Then I have to do four in a row.  I'm aiming for Tuesday this week.

post #75 of 188
208 I hurt my lower leg playing coed pickup hockey, Friday night. So much fun, but was really limping after. It hurts near the metal plate. Luckily tomorrow I have an appt with my sports doctor. Hoping it's just scar tissue moving. Friday, I have league hockey.
Did okay with eating, but probably too many salty foods.
post #76 of 188

The scales said 144 today, which means no loss from last week. 

 

However, for the last few days it was 143.5, so it's one of those fluctuation things. In the spirit of fairness, I'm reporting it as a "no loss" week, but I'm not unhappy because my spreadsheet (I track 3-day, 5-day, and 7-day running averages) tells me I've lost weight this week. My goal is 0.5 lbs per week and my 3-day average shows 0.4 lbs lost, so I was close. 

 

It should show up as a double loss (1 lb) next week so hang in there, Gold team!

 

On a brighter note, I ran today for the first time in 10 days after injuring my hip. I had to take it easy, but I did it! I'm a bit sore now but I have a PT appt. tomorrow so hopefully will have some answers and a plan to get back to running pain-free.

post #77 of 188

145.5!  Hooray!

 

Wasn't quite expecting such a big loss but I'm thrilled!  The only thing I really changed was going back to a fructose (sugar) free diet and increasing the good fats in my diet.  Lots of full fat dairy (greek yogurt is amazing!!), young coconuts/coconut oil/coconut everything!, lots of vegetables, eggs, meat (not always the lean kind!) and nuts.  

 

All in all, I've felt it was almost an indulgent week, was never hungry and feel amazing...so much energy!  My skin is glowing.  Can't see myself going back to my old way of eating any time soon :) 

post #78 of 188

Lost .5

While that is good, I don't cheer too much because a half pound loss is within my normal variation.  Next week, if I lose more, I will feel that the half pound was real. 

 

Btw. . . I did get a digital scale now and it does weigh me as heavier than the other scale.  For the purpose of this contest, I will just say how many pounds lost/gained.  Then, when we start again I will put down the digital weight.  

 

Amy

post #79 of 188

AAK: that's funny b/c we bought a fancy new digital scale about a month ago and it had me as a bit heavier than my old scale so I stuck with the old one since I'd been using it from the beginning of my weight loss journey. The new one also measures body fat, water, muscle, and bone density so I use it for that about once every other week or so. 

 

Since weight does fluctuate I recommend anybody looking to lose weight slowly track their moving averages. Even if your weight fluctuates each day by a pound or so you can tell if you are losing weight by calculating moving averages over a few days. It makes me feel so much better when the scale goes up a bit but my average is still moving downwards!

 

April80: hooray for coconut oil! love the stuff...will never use veggie oil again. 

post #80 of 188
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Originally Posted by Piglet68 View Post
 

Since weight does fluctuate I recommend anybody looking to lose weight slowly track their moving averages. Even if your weight fluctuates each day by a pound or so you can tell if you are losing weight by calculating moving averages over a few days. It makes me feel so much better when the scale goes up a bit but my average is still moving downwards!

 

Good idea! 

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