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Strength Training is Da Bomb!
I'm 3 weeks into a more intense weight training routine (hitting each bodypart twice a week), and it definitely burns the calories better than cardio alone! I lost 2 lbs this week on a daily average of 2,497 calories. For kicks, I put in my dail... Read more
Lost half a pound this week; down to 187.5 lbs. Nothing to brag about, but I'll take it. :)
I ate a daily average of 2,914 calories this past week. I still need to work on that, but I won't rush it. My protein intake was good, with every da... Read more
Weighed myself today. Lost a lb from last week. Was just hoping to not gain this week, so I'm happy.
The weight training is going well. It feels good to go heavier (well, maybe not the muscle soreness that comes the next day, lol). I did an... Read more
Here's my latest plan, started last Thursday. I'm still trying to get the eating under control, with my aim being 2000 cals a day. So far, I had a couple of 4000-cal day and the rest have been 2500 to 3000-cal days. I weighed in at 189 lbs last ... Read more
New Focus: Building Muscle
I lost 10 lbs in a week recently. Losing that weight felt so good. My husband was so proud of me (and he hasn't said that in a very long time!). But eating as little as 300 calories a day wasn't realistic for the long haul. I ended up gaining ba... Read more
From Half a Cup to Zilch
Before beginning this weight loss journey, half a cup of sugar (roughly 400 calories) was the norm in my tea cup. I had to stir like 50 times just to dissolve all of it.
Then I began this road to healthier living. All that sugar had to go--... Read more
I'm really feeling lost in my marriage. We've been together 10 years and disagreements are no stranger in this household, but lately every little thing sets off my husband. Stupid, stupid things that should not be worth picking a fight for. He's... Read more
What if my husband divorces me for being obese? What would our kids think of me? Would they hate me?
These questions keep circling in my mind, like pigeons in a dirty parking lot. The other day, husband and I had an argument--I seriously ca... Read more
I'm a Closet Binge Eater
I feel the need, even if I am just a mostly anonymous member here, to own up to my closet binge eating. It's something I need to get off my shoulders.
I've been a closet binge eater since grade school. A friend and I would sneak ungodly amo... Read more
First Day Has Its Ups and Downs
It's good to be back at SP, tracking my food and exercise. The good news is that I did more exercise than I thought I'd do this morning and I plan on exercising while Biggest Loser is on tonight.
The bad news is that it's only 5:30pm and I ... Read more
Weight Loss Goals
Another member here has inspired me to take a "slow and steady" approach to weight loss. In the past, I've always tried to lose an ungodly amount of pounds by such-and-such date (usually for a big party or event). When I was setting goals, the b... Read more
Where Do I Go From Here?
So I've gained back all the weight lost since starting on SP. I'm slowly getting back into the groove of a healthy lifestyle...drinking more water, exercising a bit more, cutting back on sugar and chocolate.
I know I need to do more because... Read more
Changing It Up a Bit
I've gotten myself caught in an unhealthy cycle of doing a lot of cardio and then eating too much afterward because I feel "entitled." I thoroughly enjoy doing the 2-3 hours of cardio a day, but I need to stop feeling like it gives me a license ... Read more
Upping My Calorie Intake
I finally had the courage to up my calorie range to 1300-1650 a day since I'm still breastfeeding my one-year-old. Part of me is nervous to do so, but I don't want to risk losing my milk supply (especially since he has shown very little interest... Read more