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Wanna join? 5lbs in July!

post #1 of 185
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Come one come all that want to loose 1lbs-5lbs.:

My Goals

Lose:
-5lbs (Updated goal weight: 105, I am 115.7 now)
-1% body fat (Goal to be in 21's% by the end of this month. I am hovering in the 22's%).
Exercise:
3 X a week weight lifting
4 X a week treadmill (At 10% incline and 3.4 MPH)
Try to walk the dog daily for over 30 mins
post #2 of 185
OK I'm in

My goal, be a bit more physical (walk the kids instead of driving so much), keep up trimming portians (but not eliminating treats 100%) and to lose 5 in July
post #3 of 185
I'm in. I'd love to lose 10 lbs in July but 5 lbs would be nice too.
post #4 of 185
I'm in. I've been hovering right around 192 for a month now, and i want to get below 190 but closer to 185 by the end of the month.
Goals: workout m-f elliptical and weights m,w,f take off the weekends
Keep track of every morsel eaten...
post #5 of 185
Ohh, I really need to get my weight under control. I'm in for 5 lbs. We've been walking about 2 miles a day (pushing about 100 lbs in a double jogger in a very hilly neighborhood). I really need to get my addiction to ice cream under control. 5 lbs would be a good start though.
post #6 of 185
Okay, I'm in. I weigh 162.5 (BMI is 25.71) and eventually want to make it down to 140, which is what I weighed before my first child, which may just be entirely impossible.
diet: cutting out major dairy, cutting out all desserts/soda, trying to eat more whole vegetables/fruit, trying to cut down on white bread/rice/stuff like that, drinking 64 ounces of unsweetened diluted cranberry juice every day
exercise: aerobics video games (Wii Fit and Dance Dance Revolution) for at least 30 minutes a day (usually in the morning), walking with the kids for at least 30 minutes a day.

So far I've lost about 9 pounds in about a month and a week. I've decided to only weigh myself once a week because otherwise I get really depressed by the occasional meaningless spike. I've been feeling really good doing these workouts in the morning.
post #7 of 185
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Originally Posted by mandymichel View Post
Okay, I'm in. I weigh 162.5 (BMI is 25.71) and eventually want to make it down to 140, which is what I weighed before my first child, which may just be entirely impossible.
diet: cutting out major dairy, cutting out all desserts/soda, trying to eat more whole vegetables/fruit, trying to cut down on white bread/rice/stuff like that, drinking 64 ounces of unsweetened diluted cranberry juice every day
exercise: aerobics video games (Wii Fit and Dance Dance Revolution) for at least 30 minutes a day (usually in the morning), walking with the kids for at least 30 minutes a day.

So far I've lost about 9 pounds in about a month and a week. I've decided to only weigh myself once a week because otherwise I get really depressed by the occasional meaningless spike. I've been feeling really good doing these workouts in the morning.
If you can find out your fat % that would be beneficial.
Body fat percentage is a much more reliable method of determining obesity and fitness levels than Body Mass Index (BMI).

Just to try to be helpful I would cut out that cranberry juice, 64oz is alot even if diluted.

Your goal to get down to 140 sounds great, how tall are you?
post #8 of 185
I'm 5' 7". I just looked up how to calculate the body fat % and it looks like I might need some measuring tape and an hour to myself.... I'm not sure what the % is, but I do remember calculating it once a long time ago and it was abyssmally high, not because I was very overweight at the time but because I've always had large hips.
The cranberrry juice actually helps, I think. It's only 70 calories a day for the whole 64 ounces and it totally suppresses my desire to snack and keeps me from having time to drink soda, juice, and other bad things. Plus, it's good for the gums and bladder. Though I might stop and just drink water because it is very expensive to buy the straight stuff.
post #9 of 185
I'm in. More would be nice, but 5lbs would make me happy.
post #10 of 185
I'm in. I'm 5'10 at 180 and my goal weight is 140-my pre dd2 post dd1 weight. I weighed 120 before dd1 and was WAY too skinny. 140 is a good weight for me.

I've been a member of the YMCA since June and haven't really noticed a weight change-though my endurance and strength has greatly increased.

Right now I do elliptical machine for @2 miles every day, weight train 3 X a week and yoga 3 X a week.

My problem is food. I'm vegetarian, but after I workout, I'm famished so I eat and eat and eat. Most carb-type foods. Leftover pasta, bread, rice, etc. Anything that's fast because I'm so hungry. I don't like to eat before working out because I get crampy and bloated. Not quite sure what to do here....
post #11 of 185
i'm in too!

i'm 125 right now, would like to be just under 120 but 120 even would be fine with me. i've got the vegetarian but loves carbs problem too.
post #12 of 185
I'm in, I'm 5'3" and 152 lbs.

And it looks like my body fat is 31%! OK, time to get going on this!

I'm cutting out the sugar snacks and trying the "7-9 servings of fruit and veggies a day" diet.

I'm looking for a bike and will start dragging the kids on walks again and try to get in at least 3 3-mile walks a week.

I have to go relatively slow because I'm bfing but if I loose weight by eating less sugar I think that that's fine.
post #13 of 185
I'd love to lose 5 or more in July. I have been keeping track of calories and calorie cycling. It seems like I've been gaining and losing the same few pounds for a long time.

What's everyone's plan for losing the weight?
post #14 of 185
Great idea, I need the motivation.
I'm 5"6, 156 lbs. BMI is 25.2 .I think I think I've gained about 10 pounds in the last year alone, and I don't want to keep gaining! How would I calculate %fat? Do they sell special scales that would give this?
My ideal weight is to eventually get down to 130 (that was my weight about 7 years ago).

I just moved a few weeks ago, and now I have access to great bike paths/running trails in the area. I am so excited! I am also going out today to purchase some free weights. I really like using them. I also have resistance tension bands w/ a video. I will go to the local library and borrow some yoga DVDs

Plan:
free weights/resistance bands 3x week
bike 3x week
yoga 3x week.

Food is my weekness, I seem to have a never ending appetite. I will reduce portion size, and only eat when hungry. I will allow my self a treat daily if desired, but only a bite or two.
post #15 of 185
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Originally Posted by Earthy Mama View Post

My problem is food. I'm vegetarian, but after I workout, I'm famished so I eat and eat and eat. Most carb-type foods. Leftover pasta, bread, rice, etc. Anything that's fast because I'm so hungry. I don't like to eat before working out because I get crampy and bloated. Not quite sure what to do here....
You might want to try drinking a ton of water (I drink unsweetened diluted cranberry juice--one cup in 64 ounces of water). That kind of fluid intake really kills my appetite and I do at least 30 minutes of aerobics and leisurely walks every day. Before I started the fluids, I used to snack all day long and I would be STARVING at the end of the day. Now I snack very little. Sometimes snacking on high protein stuff if you have to snack helps, too.
post #16 of 185
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Originally Posted by roostery View Post
I'm in, I'm 5'3" and 152 lbs.

And it looks like my body fat is 31%! OK, time to get going on this!

I'm cutting out the sugar snacks and trying the "7-9 servings of fruit and veggies a day" diet.

I'm looking for a bike and will start dragging the kids on walks again and try to get in at least 3 3-mile walks a week.

I have to go relatively slow because I'm bfing but if I loose weight by eating less sugar I think that that's fine.
Getting rid of all desserts has really helped me. I have two little kids so I don't have time to look at everything I eat and count grams of sugar and stuff like that, but I pretty much stay away from everything obvious--cookies, muffins, candy, doughnuts, soda, etc. I'm also ditching dairy, partly because my baby's sensitive to it, and partly because I completely abused it (dumping shredded cheese over everything I cooked). FWIW, I've lost about 9-10 pounds in the last month and a half and while it might be more than recommended while nursing, my supply is still going strong and my baby is still in the 95th percentile for weight.

I'm trying to eat more fruits/veggies myself. Fruit is easy and it tastes so good to me now that I don't eat desserts. But DH and I are so busy these days and it's sometimes hard to motivate myself to fix real meals with lots of veggies.
post #17 of 185
I ate quite well today, except for that chocolate shake . Still, better than I have been doing (chocolate upon rising, chocolate after, before and sometimes with meals, and chocolate at bedtime). Only 5 servings of veggies though, I know I can do better than that. Especially since I have a garden outside that is producing it's little heart out.

I did manage to drag the kids out on a walk. 4 miles roundtrip to the grocery store. I carried Primrose (no problem) and the groceries (urk!). There will be a lot less complaining if I get a bike and a trailer.

I started the day with 30 sit-ups and 20 push-ups, I need more upper body work, maybe some weights.

Tomorrow DH has the day off so I should be able to start the day with a nice long walk. And tomorrow I'll try to replace the chocolate shake with a nice Inca latte, or, better yet, some herbal tea. Maybe I'll make some veggie rich miso soup for breakfast, YUM!
post #18 of 185
I ate pretty well today, except for spicy fried chicken wings. I also had a kashi bar and cherries for a late snack about an hour ago. I'm trying not to snack so late so the food doesn't get stored as fat while I'm sleeping but it's hard to veg out and watch TV without snacking.
post #19 of 185
I've been bike shopping, so I can hopefully get exercise while shopping.

I'm thinking about getting this bike http://www.xtracycle.com/electra-townie-p-87.html because I could put the kids on the back or haul them in a trailer and the bike is pretty much one size fits all so DH could use it too.

I haven't biked in 20 years! I can't believe I'm considering spending so much money on doing it. Our local bike shop sells S.U.B.'s, hopefully they have a loaded electra townie that I can try out.

It's a new day and I haven't had any candy yet. The baby had a horrible night (possibly because DH dropped her on her head right before bed. I really think that a large part of my problem is sleep deprivation. I just crave sugar because I haven't had a full nights sleep in 4 years. DD1 doesn't nap anymore, so napping is out for me.

Well, maybe I'll have more energy with a better diet.
post #20 of 185
well, I went for a 45 minute bike ride around my new neighbourhood today. It was fantastic!

But I did eat that peice of apple pie, and my mom and sister are coming over for lunch, and we are going to have pizza

I will be good at dinner :
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