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Old 11-16-2013, 04:30 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I could totally see where an Indian buffet would call to you!  I love Indian food, but my DH usually gets an upset stomach from the spicyness :( so we don't go often.


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Old 11-16-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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have had my two glasses of wine ... plus a little of their yummy puddings after a generous plateful ...

= too full to eat tonight (it was an afternoon party)

 

i'm glad i didn't deprive myself of all the yummy food on offer & can feel right now what havoc it's creating in my digesting system

& will be back to "plain eating " from now on !

 

took me about 6 months to loose about 8 kg

hoping to be loosing at least another 8 kg

so in a way it will have been my mid weight loss journey indulgence party !!!

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Lilac- that's a good idea to do some active things with the kids. :-) I do enjoy walks to the park and playing in the back yard with our daughter. Big goal- I would like to get back to running and get a jogging stroller to take kids along!

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happily surprised about this week loss, just above one pound i belive !

(in spite of my large meal on Sat & 2 glasses of wine ....)

145.28 lb

haven't seen 65.something on the scales since 2005 ....

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Nice work, IsaFrench!

I think I'm down a pound as well, going to confirm tomorrow morning. I've been thinking a lot about my diet and nutrition lately, and about the lessons I'm teaching my daughters by my eating habits, and I think I'm ready to make some big changes. I'm on a ruin.g cell phone right now, but I'm going to write more on this tomorrow.

Happy weigh-ins, mamas!

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have just looked up archives .... actually started in spring 2012 (dropped from challenge number 2 & was about 73 kg for challenge 3.0 in May 2012 ....)

am so glad i can trace my SO SLOW progress = it helps me to get a sense of achievement ... overall, my weight loss i about ... a pound per month !!!!

 

what seems to be working for me right now is to follow the Zoe Harcombe basic principles; not fat with a starch meal & eat only "real" food, nothing processed, 3 large meals per day, limited snacking (& snacking that takes into account a 5 hours window between fat// strach)

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Old 11-18-2013, 03:33 AM - Thread Starter
 
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IsaFrench, just think what the alternative would have been if you hadn't stuck with the challenges? Probably gaining a pound or more a month. I am glad you have stuck with it. It is nice to see you get to a milestone that you haven't seen in a long time, I hope others weigh ins are good today as well.


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Weighing in at 188.8 this morning.

I started tracking what I eat with My Fitness Pal this weekend, and it's very eye-opening! My slim DH even volunteered to start using it on his phone also, for solidarity. :-) I'm hoping to continue with that for a few more weeks, to get a handle on appropriate portion sizes- even though I HATE logging everything I put in my mouth!

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194 today.  That feels good.

 

I've had trouble fitting in the fourth workout for the past two weeks.  I try to make up for it by adding some time to the workouts that I do get in, but I'd really prefer four separate exercise sessions.  Hopefully this week will be more cooperative.

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Scale read exactly 124 this morning! Much better thsn I expected.

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Weighing in at 168 today. NO change, could be worse I guess especially since I was up 1.5lb after the Indian buffet pig out.

 

Does anyone use a FitBit or anything like it? I am considering one but not sure if it is worth the money since they aren't cheap and we are very limited budgetwise.


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161 today. I'm not convinced it's "real," so we'll see how things go next week.
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151 today! Lost 1. I got in 3 work outs and 2 nice walks. Food not so good...

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196. Finally got under 200. I started in the very 1st challenge at 222!:-)

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196. Finally got under 200. I started in the very 1st challenge at 222!:-)

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I went and took a BodyStep class at the gym this morning! I haven't taken a class in a year at least, but I really wanted to do it. It was intense, but I finished! I'm planning to go take another class this Wednesday.

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65.1kg (143.5)

I did actually weigh myself yesterday, I just didn't get to post it. I'm not sure mine is real either as I've been sick but hopefully I can maintain it over the coming week.

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same -- 180

My juicer came in the mail today--might be a big waste of $$$ but I want to try it.  

 

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thecoffeebean, Yeah, tracking is often very eye opening. If it helps you reach your goals, it is a small price to pay.

 

Gooseberry, good luck getting in all 4 workouts in this week.

 

maciascl, I had a device similar to the fitbit and it did help me to see that I actually was putting in the effort to get my heart rate up and exercise for enough time. It was somewhat helpful.

 

newmamalizzy, take your loss for what it is. Hopefully it continues as you focus on exercise over the next week.

 

Chloe'sMama, may your eating be better this week and your exercise more encouraging.

 

AmandaMarie, that is so awesome that you got under that mystical 200 pound mark.  Keep up the good work as you continue to build up your strength.

 

AAK, give the juicer a try and see if it makes a difference for you.

 

About half of the people on the teams have checked in so hopefully by tomorrow everyone will have checked in.


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167. Had a very stressful week, spent several nights in the hospital with ds (6 months). He is fine now and we are so glad to be home, altogether. I ate total garbage during the ordeal and now I am exhausted. Ready to get back to healthy eating and feeling good.
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lilacvioletiris, thanks for organizing, especially with your bundles on the way!

 

thecoffeebean, would you recommend the BodyStep class? There's one near me that I'd like to try. I do a beginner's step DVD right now.

 

For the weigh-in: So sorry, Team Green, but I am up a pound to 136. To mitigate it, it's 135.6 to 136.0. I'm not calling the week a loss because I learned a lot.

 

1) If I'm going to work out in the evening, I need to start by 7 at the latest. I tried twice a bit later and had to stop 20 minutes into my DVD because my little guy who is crawling would be holding my legs and crying to be picked up. I got through the whole step DVD today by starting a little earlier, although I was stepping around him at points and did have to pause it twice. It's cutting down the aerobic benefit since my heartrate and sweating ease up while I play with him for a minute, but hey, it's better than not doing any exercise.

 

2) I'm good at not eating sweets - as long as they're not in the house! DH and DD made cookies that were delicious and I ate like 7, which was why (combined with a beer) I gained the bit of weight.

I asked DH to only buy sweets I don't like, since there's plenty that he likes that I don't, so I'll see if that pans out.

 

3) The frozen batch meals I made have been great, so I can't let those run out.


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AAK, I want to hear more about the juicer and your plans for it...

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2babies2kidsmom, sorry to hear that you were in the hospital with your DS. That sounds really stressful. Hopefully things will continue to be good for you this week.

 

Jackies, glad you learned a lot. It does take commitment to get the exercise in especially with a little one. Maybe integrating some "power lifting" that uses your DS as your weight? Sweets can be a hard master to break from. Hopefully this week is better. Preparing your meals in advance is always a good plan.


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@Jackies, I really do like the BodyStep classes. Actually, all of the Les Mills classes are really enjoyable to me. The energizing music and the constant updates to the classes really keep it fresh for me. Just talk to the instructor if you go for the first time and they will encourage you to make modifications if you are struggling.

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139.2 sorry Monday just got by me, I forgot to post.


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AAK, I want to hear more about the juicer and your plans for it...

It took us a while to decide on a juicer--we didn't want to spend a ton of money if we ended up not liking it, yet we wanted one that would do greens well and clean up easily.  We ended up getting an omega 8004.  We got a refurbished one through a certified dealer on ebay.  It comes with a nice, fat warranty too.  This was $209.  There are less expensive models, but we chose this one.  We saw some come up on craigslist too and they were going for $150 - $200 so we figure that we can sell it if we really don't care for this.  I have used it once so far.  It is super easy to clean and it did a great job juicing everything I put into it.  I would love a larger feed chute, but that is ok.  

 

As far as my plans. . . I really want to do a 10 day juice cleanse and then continue to juice regularly while adding in some meals as well.  I see some people do a 3 day juicing fast, but they say it takes about 3 days to detox and I want to experience this beyond the detox phase.  I can see myself going longer than ten days if I feel full enough, but I don't want to commit to that up front.  Part of why we chose this juicer is that it is a masticating juicer--it juices at a low speed, which is less hot and there is less oxidation.  Therefore, I should be able to do a big batch and drink throughout the day.  I guess it can last a couple days, but I only really need it to last a full day.  Part of why I want to do this is to hopefully kick my body into gear and lose some weight.  However, the bigger draw is health (beyond weight).  My family has a lot of auto-immune disease and I am worried that I am starting down that path.  I am hoping that by saturating my body with the nutrients of the plants, that I will help my body heal.  That probably takes more than 10 days, but I don't plan on just going back to crappy foods.

 

One kink in the plan is that Thanksgiving and the Anniversary party for my in-laws is next week.  I won't have a full ten days in before that.  I also don't want to put off juicing because of this, so I may just juice a bunch between now and then (experiment with blends) and start the 10 day thing after those events.

 

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I'm so sorry I didn't report in yesterday. I was helping DD prepare for her first big sleepaway from home (3 nights with grandma!) and it just flew right under my radar. 

 

I weighed 139.5 yesterday, so no loss this week. Not surprised, I've been a bit indulgent (started making homemade bread again, omg sooo good!) and I cut down on my exercise (walking in between running days) because I had my first big run today (55 minutes!) and I didn't want to overdo it with walking beforehand (I've been having on-again, off-again soreness in my left hip). I completed the run and felt so good about that. I also burned off over 400 calories, woo hoo! 

 

thecoffeebean - I'm on MyFitnessPal too! What's your username? We should be "friends". I'm "walleymama" on MFP. I really love that site. Counting calories has become so second nature to me and DH that we barely think about it now. I've lost 15 lbs since I started with MFP in July. And I am eating bread, chocolate, and other treats, just "in moderation" as they say (and I timed my bread baking with my running days, lol). I was very miserable when I tried to cut that all out of my diet! 


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I'll add you, Piglet68! My username for MFP is one I use everywhere else, and I don't want to link this one to it publically. I'm paranoid, ha! orngbiggrin.gif If anyone else does My Fitness Pal and wants to be friends, I'll PM you my username. It's great to have "friends" on there and be able to cheer each other on!

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do you have room for a newbie to join?? I am 5 months PP and having a super hard time losing the 25lbs that I want to... I have no motivation! If it's too late for me to jump in maybe I'll just lurk until the next one starts. 


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