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jo2love posted 4/29/2013 09:15 AM

I stayed the same this week. Physically, I see changes. I wish I had measured myself when I started.

jrc1963 posted 4/29/2013 12:00 PM

I have not measured myself. What should I measure?

little turtle posted 4/29/2013 20:35 PM

Target areas that you're working on.

jrc1963 posted 4/29/2013 20:41 PM

Ok... that's from my neck to my knees!!!!

little turtle posted 4/29/2013 21:23 PM

Be sure to label your numbers because I didn't and I don't remember what is where from 5 months ago!!!

GabyBaby posted 4/29/2013 21:25 PM

Little turtle's post about measuring yourself is a good one.

When I started, I took measurements of my neck, chest, waist, hips, thighs, and calf.

I was bummed that I "only" lost X amount of weight, but when I did my measurements a month after the initial ones, I found that I'd lost an inch in my waist and hips, and a half inch from my thighs.

Even when the scale isn't moving, you could be losing inches.

jrc1963 posted 4/30/2013 15:51 PM

My clothes feel a bit loose somedays.

GabyBaby posted 4/30/2013 16:38 PM

Then you're likely losing inches (fat) rather than pounds on the scale (which could be water weight).

ugh! posted 4/30/2013 17:35 PM

I am SO happy to have found this ICR thread !

I started the New Year focused on renewing my health - my DD is 2 now, so I can't blame 'baby weight' anymore - LOL! Given everything going on for the past couple of years, my weight has skyrocketed – the infidelity diet did not affect me :crying:!

I started the year at 201 pounds - I have NEVER been that heavy! I want to be healthy for my DD, so I am trying very hard to lose weight and eat better. It can be difficult to go to the gym with a toddler, so I have been trying other activities that include her – taking her to the park, dancing with her, etc. And I have been pretty good (not all the time, but mostly!) about watching what I eat.

I am happy to say that, since Jan 1, I have lost 19 lbs. Unfortunately, I have been stuck for the past three weeks at the same weight - I guess I am in the plateau phase of weight loss. I started C25K yesterday, so I will post back often and let you all know how it goes.

Anyway, having this thread is great - I am so glad that others who have gone through the same life challenges are committing to themselves and their health!

Sorry – didn’t mean for this to be such a long post, but I am really excited to share with others on a similar journey !

jrc1963 posted 4/30/2013 18:40 PM

Welcome UGH!

I hope you have much better luck than I've been having...

Maybe see if you can up your activity to get you over the plateau.

Is there a gym in your area that has a child care/play area that's supervised and doesn't cost an arm and leg? (although an arm and leg would be a step towards weight loss )

inconnu posted 4/30/2013 18:47 PM

psst, jrc - if you're still using myfitnesspal, there's a place you can record your measurements.

ugh! posted 4/30/2013 19:02 PM

Unfortunately, no gyms nearby have childcare - I looked into that a while ago, but no luck.

I am planning to up my workouts with C25K and 10 minute fitness (Tony Horton's new set of videos). Just did the first video today - holy moly it was! 10 minutes was MORE than enough, thank you very much! Hopefully I will work myself up to the recommended three 10 minute workouts per day

jrc1963 posted 5/2/2013 16:44 PM

I hate PMS or whatever it is that causes me to want to eat NON-STOP right now...

Seriously, can't seem to put enough in my mouth.

still2suspicious posted 5/2/2013 17:31 PM

stayed the same.

Although I am sitting at my desk, typing here, and eating b-day cake!!

jo2love posted 5/5/2013 11:40 AM

Down .5 lbs.

WakingFromADream posted 5/5/2013 13:43 PM

No change last week or this week. I think part of my earlier success and my recent problem is that I had a goal and achieved it and now I don't have a specific goal in mind. Will have to change that. At least it wasn't a gain...

inconnu posted 5/5/2013 19:20 PM

No change for me this week either, and I've already hit the PMS eating like crap phase for this month. If I don't rein that in, next week's weigh-in will not be good...

I've also been really bad about logging into myfitnesspal and maintaining my food journal, so that's my goal for this week. Plus exercising. I actually did get on my exercise bike for a bit today, and it didn't kill me. So that's a start. Tomorrow I plan on starting over on the strength training routine I started last month, too.

looking forward posted 5/5/2013 20:04 PM

July 24th, 2011
~ started weight loss and exercise programme
~ by September, down 20 lbs
~ by December, down 40 lbs
~ by April 2012, down 57 lbs
~ have maintained since! (+ or - 2 lbs)
~ walking whenever possible in our small town
~ protein focus, low carbs (under 60 grams daily), lots of water, salads daily
MOST IMPORTANT!!! I stopped drinking and am living a sober life.

I am a healhy me!

jo2love posted 5/8/2013 12:13 PM

I need to exercise today. If someone finds my motivation, can they send it my way please?

little turtle posted 5/8/2013 21:06 PM

jo, I looked around but didn't find any!!!

jo2love posted 5/8/2013 21:14 PM

Me either.

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