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Old 04-28-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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I'm sorry i totally missed the monday weigh in

 

193.6

 

I'm so lost and frustrated though....my weight is all over the place every day of every week.  I've fluctuated from 191-197 all over the place, without any real progress over time it seems.

 

Usually I get to 192-193 midweek, but on Mondays I'm always 195-197.   This particular number above was actually my Wednesday weight I believe.

 

I did make a major commitment to exercise though.  I joined a gym on April 18th and in the last 11 days I've been 9 times for an hour each time.  I'm alternating between 60 min. Zumba for cardio and a 60 min. weight-lifting group class each day (with a rest day here or there) and yoga is every Monday to really stretch out and reward myself for the previous week. I feel really good doing this.  It is a lovely break from my SAHM life and something for me! And my energy levels are really good.  I feel so good after I wallk out of that gym! 

 

Problem is: my appetite is a little through the roof...so eating light has become so much more challenging than it already has been.

 

Someone else mentioned the weight loss stopping or the gaining when you first start exercising.  That ALWAYS happens to me, and I always feel so silly talking about ti, because it sounds like some lame excuse.  I wonder if it has something to do with increased water intake and maybe a bit of swelling or inflammation from pushing your body to do things it isn't used to.  But the gain is usually temporary.

 

My biggest problem is aligning good eating with exercise.  i can do the eating thing on its's own and it just takes so much out of me.  I lost 25 lbs. on weight watchers without any exercise (but slowly ended up gaining it all back).  And I spent a whole summer doing boot camp before my wedding, but just couldn't commit to the eating thing because the boot camp was enough of a change and challenge.  I didn't lose anything but changed my shape and strength and felt really good.  If i could do both at the same time.  I'm sure i'd have stellar results!!

 

 

 

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weighing in early this week due to being super busy the next few weeks.

I am stuck, stuck, stuck. 140.
 

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149.5
inching along AF showed today so maybe that's why I stalled last week.


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I ate pizza last night and my body is not happy about it.I  I'm going to the rink for an hour today so hopefully I'll feel better after that.  
 


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This last week's emotional turbulence has not had a good effect on my weight.  Weighing in at 239.0 pounds. 


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Last week was not a good week.  AF finally paid a visit after 2 years.  So I felt like crap most of the week and didn't eat very good,  needless to say I still lost weight which is good.  178 

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I ran a  Half Marathon in 2 hrs 31 minutes yesterday.  I am quite proud of that.  I kind of wanted to have a t-shirt that said 210 lbs and Running 13.1 Miles.  I think that it would be nice if people were more open about their weight and could relate better to other people.  But then again, I did not do make/wear such a shirt and it took many years for me to disclose my weight to my husband.

 

 

I took it easy on exercise this week so not to be sore before my race and my weight was up to 210 yesterday and this morning I am weighing in at 207.   No gain/loss for last week.

 

 

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191.0 this morning after a weekend of eating everything in site.
 


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Tell me what week we're on here?

 

At least it didn't get worse this week:

 

154.6

 

But, it's still worse than our start, and this past week I totally upped my exercise and got even tighter on my eating. I'm really confuzzled. Not giving up, but it seems I do need to set my sights on just finishing this challenge with a minus at all, never mind 8 lbs, which I'd fantasized about at the start... 


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186   Weight is not budging.  greensad.gif


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Congrats, Huha!

147.2 this morning. The scale will not budge for me.

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142 still.

 

Seems to be a no-budge theme this week.

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Being so overweight, I should be loosing much more - I've always heard it is easier to loose when you have more to loose.  But, I am not exercising enough and am still eating too many carbs.  Sorry blue teamredface.gif    Hopefully, this will be a better week.

 

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I am at 189.2 this morning - so excited to break below 190!!!!!


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huha - congrats on the half marathon!!!  (come join the dingos!)

 

barefootmama99 - joy.gif THAT is AWESOME!!!!  WTG!


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214.6  Too much late night snacking this weekend. Lots of salt so retaining water.   I did get in all the exercise I had planned and I ate pretty healthy. The weekend is where I had all the trouble. :(

 

Exercise plan for week:

 

M- 1 hour at the rink

 T- walking

W- 1 1/2 hours of hockey classes

TH- 1 hour at the rink

Fri- walking

Sat- 1 hour hockey class + 1/2 hour free skate


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147.5 still :(

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148. I was hoping it might have moved down a little more; I'm not eating all that much with the nausea, but I've also not been as active, so I fear my "regular" pregnancy metabolism (which is nonexistent) is returning. :/

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197

 

Good old 197 monday morning.  Want to crawl under a rock...but also equally perplexed.  This is so hard.  I don't get it.  I've been able to lose weight before.

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187 again this morning! I finally got internet and am so happy to regain that part of my life back.

 

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Thanks, trekkingirl. I think I said something while you were out of town dealing with your stressful family stuff. I'm 7w2d, edd 12/15.

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166.8 so, still essentially stuck. I am going to a camping beer festival this weekend. That won't help....

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163.6 here for blue team. Down 0.4 lb. I'll take it. I thought my weight was going to up this week. My 15 month old just cut two molars this week on top of an ear infection so sleep has not been good. Plus my 3.5 yo suddenly doesn't want to go the "bye playground" meaning the gym's childcare since we took a break while my mom was visiting. It makes it more stressful to go work out than in the past.

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So here are the stats for those who have reported in thus far.  As always, let me know of any corrections that need to be made!  Also, I actually calculated percents this week (finally!) so we can see how everyone is doing.  Congrats to Dantesmama, you are leading the score board as the biggest looser at our 6 week point!!

 

 

Name

Start

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Total Loss

% Loss

Amandamarie

217.6

216.4

216.2

214

216

212.6

214.6

 

 

3

1.4%

Adaline’sMama

149

148.5

149

149

147

147

146.5

 

 

2.5

1.7%

allisonrose

166

164

164.6

165

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164

 

 

 

 

 

BarefootMama99

207.6

203.5

201.8

196.2

191.6

191.2

189.2

 

 

18.4

8.9%

Buzzer Beater

152

147

145

145

144

142

142

 

 

10

6.6%

claybear

207

204

202

200

199

196

 

 

 

 

 

christinelin

271

269

266

266

265

265

 

 

 

 

 

Dida17

194.8

195.2

193.4

194.8

195.8

193.6

197

 

 

-2.2

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dbsam

240

237.4

236.2

237.5

236.6

236.2

236

 

 

4

1.7%

Dantesmama

162

157

156.8

152.4

149.6

147.8

147.2

 

 

14.8

9.1%

Dmitrizmom

205

198.8

198.6

197.6

196.6

191.4

191

 

 

14

6.8%

huha

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210.5

208

208.5

208

207

207

 

 

3.5

1.7%

lilacvioletiris

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238.8

237.8

237.2

237.2

237.2

239.0

 

 

-0.2

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LBCMAX

153

152.2

153

152

155

157

154.6

 

 

-1.6

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Mommy22IN

184

182

183.4

181.2

181

179.4

178

 

 

6

3.3%

Mamefati28

144

140

138

138

139

139

140

 

 

4

2.8%

mamaclukey

149.3

147

147.8

147.8

147.7

147.5

147.5

 

 

1.8

1.2%

Milk8shake

179.3

177.4

175.8

174.9

175.6

174.5

 

 

 

 

 

Nillarilla

150.8

150.8

150.6

150.4

151.0

150

149.5

 

 

1.3

0.9%

pacificbliss

169

170

168.6

167.2

167.2

167.2

166.8

 

 

2.2

1.3%

PNCTink

208.6

208.4

210.6

209.8

207.8

208.3

 

 

 

 

 

Ruthiegirl

193

188

188

188

186

186

186

 

 

7

3.6%

stegenrae

156

155.5

154

152

151.5

148.5

148

 

 

8

5.1%

trekkingirl

189.9

188.8

187.7

186.1

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187

187

 

 

2.9

1.5%

tropicana

149

146.8

145.6

144.2

144.2

144.4

143.2

 

 

5.8

3.9%

Tracylee

188

187.8

186.8

189.4

187.2

187.2

 

 

 

 

 


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Sorry allisonrose - it looks like you posted while I was writing my post!  I just added you to the chart, and it looks like your at a 1.4% loss for the 6 week point.  I will repost the chart when I get more numbers in :)


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No change for me. 196.

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I am stuck, too: 265.
 

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