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nowiknow23 posted 8/12/2013 15:15 PM

Class reunion left me up .2 lbs. Not as bad as I had feared.

34.9 lbs to go.

ajsmom posted 8/12/2013 15:17 PM

I didn't weigh in this week because of a HUGE picnic on Saturday.

I knew better.

Will catch up next week!

inconnu posted 8/18/2013 08:10 AM

Back down 2.2 lbs! It's so much better to see downward progress instead of seeing the numbers creep higher and higher on the scale.

I got in a 7.6 mile bike ride yesterday morning before it got too hot, for a total of 34.6 miles for August. My goal is 50 miles for the month, so I'm pleased with where I am with that. I'm really looking forward to when it starts cooling down here though, so I can ride after work instead of getting up extra early to ride before work.

[This message edited by inconnu at 8:11 AM, August 18th (Sunday)]

jo2love posted 8/18/2013 13:54 PM

Up 2 lbs, but I've been slacking. I need to get back on track and motivate myself.

Awesome job, inconnu!

GabyBaby posted 8/18/2013 13:58 PM

No movement on the scale, but I have to cinch my belt in another notch or two, so that's good!

I've also walked/jogged 62.8 miles out of the 100 miles goal I am challenging myself with for the month of August.

ajsmom posted 8/19/2013 08:45 AM


Finally got the elusive -50 pounds Copper award at WW on Sunday!!!

Was down 5.4 for the last two weeks (missed weigh-in on the 11th). I have really been paying attention to what I eat, when and have really turned up the water consumption.

The weather has been really nice so I've been trying to get on the bike outdoors more. I switch between a hill trail and a flat trail (don't like taking the hill trail in the evening - too many I managed 2-14 mile bike rides last week with my usual Tuesday night workout.

Woo Hoo!

I am now 47 pounds to my goal!

GabyBaby posted 8/19/2013 14:21 PM

Great job!!!

Myname posted 8/20/2013 11:04 AM

Good job ajsmom! That has to feel good to get that one.

I visited SO this past weekend and had 2 cheat meals. I did exercise some while I was there but I'm still up in the body fat a little to start the week. I'm back on the diet now though so hopefully I can shed this little bit of pesky fat over the next few weeks. It's so frustrating sometimes.

Emotionalhell posted 8/21/2013 20:44 PM

Has anyone tried the 17 day diet ?

Emotionalhell posted 8/21/2013 20:52 PM

Has anyone tried the 17 day diet ?

jo2love posted 8/22/2013 10:15 AM

I've never heard of it.

I used to be on the Eat Clean diet by Tosca Reno. I read her books. Helped me lose 10 lbs.

inconnu posted 8/24/2013 08:54 AM

Way to go, AJsmom! You rock!

I haven't heard of the 17 day diet either, but there's so many out there. It's hard to remember all the ones I've heard of.

Okay, after a not good couple of days, I dragged my ass out of bed this morning for a bike ride. I only went 5 miles, and had a pity party for myself mid-ride, but I did it. And I'm at 43.7 miles total for the month, out of my 50 miles goal, with a week left in August.

mixedintherut posted 8/24/2013 11:55 AM

Hello, I am fairly new to SI. I am still dealing with the no appetite, and feeling as if I am going to throw up at any minute.

However, as part of the 180 I have started exercising an hour to an hour and 20 minutes a day. I am doing Zumba, as well as walking 2 miles each day.

I have lost 9lbs in the last week, though I am contributing most of that to eating half, or less of what I was eating.

At what point did you feel you were in a healthy place emotionally to start trying to lose weight.

I do feel better about myself just in the last week.

inconnu posted 8/24/2013 12:08 PM

I say if it makes you feel good about yourself now, then now is a good time.

Crumbled324 posted 8/25/2013 07:58 AM

Great job on the copper ajsmom!!

Up 2 this week. Fallout from DD's birthday party. I'll own it - just a temp setback.


Myname posted 8/25/2013 08:04 AM

Welcome mixedintherut. I've found that exercise helped me alot to get through the depression and low self-esteem.

So I've been cutting calories for the last month or so and it's finally starting to pay off. I checked my body fat % today and I've reached my goal of 5.5% body fat. I could tell the difference looking in the mirror yesterday. I look good and feel good.

I went for a 3.5 mile run yesterday in the woods instead of my normal workout DVD. That was fun, I've never done that before. I've been trying to add a little variety and change to my workouts so I don't get bored. I don't want to be so ridged that I can stray once in a while from my normal workout program. Because then it becomes something that I "have" to do. I'll do the same thing with my diet. I allow myself the occasional cheat meal every few weeks.

Speaking of which, I go to see SO this weekend. I did pretty good last time with trying to get exercise in and eating healthy. My main thing while I was there was to try and make healthy choices when possible and focus mainly on portion sizes (calories).

inconnu posted 8/25/2013 14:37 PM

Friday morning I was down another .5 lbs from last week. This morning, for the "official" weigh-in, I was back up 2 lbs.

I think my scale is gaslighting me.

jo2love posted 8/25/2013 19:09 PM

I'm down 1 lb.

ajsmom posted 8/27/2013 11:16 AM

So...this thread is about accountability, so here it goes: I gained back an astounding 4.6 of my loss from last week. I tarnished the Copper Coin! I thought I had gained maybe 2 at the most. My eyes completely bugged out of my head when I saw that number!

I replayed the week in my mind, and it was highly stressful. There was the woulda-coulda-shoulda 24th wedding anniversary on Monday, work crap all week, and a friend's unexpected death Wednesday. Oh, and I ate ridiculously badly pretty much all week. WAY too much salt and fried food (which I rarely touch anymore) was eaten twice. Chicken wings no less! And yes, there was some alcohol consumed. Then there was the all-day Golf Outing on Saturday and of course, beer was involved. Plus I didn’t track A THING all week. Stupid me!

So, it's back on the horse this week. Instead of taking Sunday as my “free day” as usual, I worked a charity event and brought my own food – fruit, yogurt – to tide me over as I was working the food booth. I did break down in the afternoon and had a brat and kraut (gotta – summer’s almost gone) but without a bun and had just tastes of coleslaw and potato salad and a smidgen of their wonderful pulled pork. And only a beer and a half. And I tracked it all!

One thing I’ll pass along, especially to those of you in high intensity workout mode, we discussed the importance of pounding proteins on workout days in our WW meeting on Sunday. Eat as much as you can tolerate – try to shoot for 100 grams if possible. The other thing we discussed was the perfect post-workout meal to have. Believe it or not, studies show low fat (1%) to skim chocolate milk and nuts (preferably almonds) are the best things to eat.

I am going to really try hard to stay on track even with our friend’s funeral this week. I’m always amazed at how much damage salt and stress can do to your diet!

inconnu posted 8/31/2013 08:59 AM

on the good news side, I reached my 50 miles of movement in August goal this morning.

on the bad news side, I did the same damn thing with the scale as I did last week. Friday morning showed me at 150.8, down 2.8 lbs for the month. I got on the scale this morning, and it was back at 152.4.

Personally, I'm going with my Friday weigh-ins.

Ajsmom, I'm sorry about your friend.

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