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I have an electronic scale that is by weight watchers. Kmart had it on sale and it matched my bathroom.
I have an evil, snarky scale that measures in .1 lb increments and then tells me not only my body fat percentage, but how many lbs of fat that translates to.
It's such an asshole.
No weightloss (or gain) for me this week. I'm finding that I have less motivation now that I'm in the home stretch. Any tips on remotivating oneself?
jo, you're so close to the end... don't give up!!!
I'm still struggling to lose any weight. I'm finding that I need to just go all out and stick with it as much as I can. When I see myself in recent pictures, I don't like what I see. Since I'm getting married next summer... there will be lots of pictures! I need to get on track so that I will enjoy them.
I'm so happy for you, little turtle. I'm glad you have found "the one".
I just got the EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale a few weeks ago. It only goes to .2 lb increments but, I agree with NIK, it is an asshole. But, I love it. It gives me one reading whereas the previous one was only in .5 lb increments and would give me upwards of six different weights; sooooo frustrating.
So, it's been a few very stressful weeks. I have come to the conclusion that I suck at handling stress in any sort of constructive way. I gained about 3-4 lbs in a week and then have lost it in the past two or three. Kind of riding the roller coaster right now with all that has been going on.
But, at least part of the stress will get better as I just got an offer for a new job. That will help.
Anyway, keep it up everyone. One step at a time. (maybe if I say it enough times I will listen to myself?? )
I want to go on the record and say that I remembered my diet today. I did not buy the mint chocolate or toffee covered brownie brittle.
I exercised, too. Posting it here helps keep me in the right mindset.
The mint chocolate sounds divine. I think I would count that as a win!
Keep it up jo!
Thank you, both. My new goal is to hit my goal by the g2g next month.
[This message edited by SI Staff at 4:39 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)]
You're all doing so great!
I don't have a scale at home because I'd probably obsess over weighing myself too much. I just depend on the WW scale, though my anal self has me using the same scale each weigh in. Yes, they laugh at me.
Gained again this week. Up .4 from last week most likely due to my behavior at a golf outing the Saturday before. Nothing like a bad day on the world's most awful course (it was seriously like golfing on the lunar landscape) to spin me into an eating/drinking frenzy. Had the world's worst brat at the turn (and in WI that is hard to do). Then dinner afterward where I way over ate and tried to drown my sorrows in a couple of Summer Shandy's.
Damn you, Leinenkugel family! Damn you!
OK. Back to ownership. I'm planning on being very careful over the weekend. Nothing like four days off in a row with no real plans to derail myself, so I plan to be a tracking fanatic and ask myself before I eat or drink anything "Is this (fill in the blank) worth it to me?"
I want my Copper charm!
For anyone that takes protein shakes, EAS Myoplex makes a high protein shake, that is 300 calories, 42 g of protein. It's a premixed shake, and the chocolate flavors are not terrible.
Since my surgery, getting my protein in is a lot harder.
This helps with that, and as an added bonus, having it for breakfast keeps me full right up until lunch.
At my last doctor's appt, I lost another 8 lbs.
I want my Copper charm!
Please do tell....what copper charm?
Way to go, Itainteasy!
I was down nearly 5 lbs this morning. But I will feel better when it's 10 - I can play (up or down) with 3 or 4 lbs day to day.
I havent posted in a while, but I'm still slogging along.
I actually jumped (head first, I might add) off the wagon for a few weeks last month.
For the last couple of weeks, I've been recommitted to my eating plan (fine tuned) and exercise program.
I've been getting up at 5am to walk 2.5miles (with the one of our 3 dogs who could also stand to lose a few pounds). Then once at work a few hours later, I walk another 2 miles with a pair of coworkers, making use of our company's wellness plan.
Finally, in the evening, hubby and I do some floor exercises (crunches, squat, etc).
So far so good. I no longer waste 10 minutes of workout time at 5am arguing with myself on why I need to get up and not roll over and go back to sleep.
(Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am NOT a morning person, so being out of bed prior to 6am in itself is a victory).
Also...I've decided to focus less on the scale and more on feeling healthy.
I was becoming entirely too preoccupied with the daily (yes, I know) reading that my digital scale gave me. When I had a good scale number, I had a great day. Not so good number and well....you get the picture.
Having a killer craving kind of day. I suspect hormonal fluctuations are behind it, but until that passes, I am not safe within 100 yds of anything sweet. And I'm sprouting gills from all the water I'm drinking in an attempt to drown the cravings.
I fell off the wagon a couple of weeks ago, and thought I was safe because the number on the scale wasn't changing.
anyway, long story short, I noticed the pants got just a hair too tight, and sure enough, now the scale's telling me I'm back up those 3 lbs I lost. Probably water, probably hormonal, on top of the stress. Or because of the stress. It all seems to go hand-in-hand these days.
I did manage to go for my long overdue well woman checkup within the past few weeks though, so I'm getting thyroid and hormone levels checked as part of my blood work. I don't think there's a thyroid issue, but it's better to check than not check, just in case.
I've got to make a run to the grocery store later, so I'll be loading my cart with veggies and fruit.
Nice job with the willpower, peeps!
Gimme some of that!
The copper charm is what Weight Watchers gives you when you lose 50 pounds. So far, I have a silver one for 25 pounds lost, a brass keyring thingee to put them on and an activity charm.
At least I think it's copper. Aren't things 50's oriented usually represented by gold? Doesn't matter. I want it!
Yeah, so no weigh-in for me. I was away from home and completely off plan having attended two 4th of July GTG's and a music festival where the holiday food wasn't exactly diet oriented. I don't even want to calculate the points for the deep friend eggplant strips I ate last night.
Back on track this week and looking forward to the news on Sunday, whatever it is!
Will keep you posted!
ETA: Ooooo...forgot...I made my third fat clothes drop off at Good Willy on Friday!
[This message edited by ajsmom at 4:17 PM, July 8th (Monday)]
I think I'm going to finally tip toe in here now. I've been lurking in this thread for about 6 months now.
My goals are actually to gain weight/muscle not lose weight. Over the last year I've gone from 116lbs to my current weight of 136lbs. I've dropped my body fat % down to between 5-6%. My goal at the end of this year is to be 150lbs and under 7% body fat. I don't know if I'll actually be able to get there but I'm going to do my best.
My SO was visiting last weekend and I kind of got off my diet a little and didn't exercise. I worked out tonight but haven't worked out in over a week before then. I haven't worked in almost a week due to the holiday. So I've gotten a little off track.
My goal this week is to workout every day except Wednesday and Thursday (those are my really long work days). I also want to cut my calories a little bit and get back on track with the diet. Based on a sudden 2 lbs of weight and just looking in the mirror I gained a little bit of fat this past week so I'd like to try to have my body fat % below 7% this Sunday when I check it.
I know I can do this. It won't be pleasant but it will be well worth it when I get my muscle definition back to where it was.
Welcome, MyName! Are you still doing P90X?