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May 1 - 180.4
May 8 - 181.4
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hi ladies!I am still around! I haven't been on long enough to post-I just read a couple of the new posts for May. not sure if I will have time to post to all of them (Crysbrown1 you have been busy!). Sally- FANTASTIC job on your loss this week! yey! Maybe you shocked your body to starting getting those numbers to cooperate with you!
Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there! Have a great day! My DH and DD just made me breakfast.
"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them" Lady Bird Johnson
Start date:May 1/11 155lbs
Week 1: May 8/11 151 lbs (down 4)
I am happy to see I am down this week, I am sure more than anything it has been a shock again to my system! This week I stayed within my cal range each day, tracked, drank my 12 glasses of water and got 4 days of running in. I would really like to get 5 days at least of exercise in and need to add some ST to my running.
I really feel so much better this week since I have got back on track. I mean, I enjoyed binging on crappy food while I was doing it, but always felt so crappy afterwards and often had a gut ache once I went to bed. Good to get back on track!
Chrysbrown, I had to laugh when you were talking about eating all of the ice cream and cupcake! Honestly, I have no idea how many cals I was consuming around Easter, but I ate all of the kids candy. I hadn't bought it all, my sister in law did, and I tell you, there was alot of awesome stuff there but I was actually hoarding it and then sneaking down to the laundry room to eat it! I must have eaten 6 easter cream eggs, many, many mini eggs, and 8 (count them -8!) of these wonderful chocolate eggs with some sort of creamy mousse in them. And that was really just the tip of the iceberg! That is how awful I am in my all or nothing thinking and it just keeps me yoyoing back up and down. I really was lucky to have only gained 8 lbs since Feb! Anyway, it something I am trying to get straight in my head or I am always going to do this yo yo thing!
Yes, finally we have beautiful weather! Lots of flooding though now, we live in a big grain belt and there will be alot of acres not seeded this year. Luckily, we are mixed and are mostly into cattle. I spent the day raking at my grandma's and then came back home to do more. I know it shouldn't be my exercise for the day but it just may be!
Hope all is well with everyone and that we get some weigh ins tomorrow.
Good Morning Sally!
I think that you & I are very similar with our all or nothing attitude! I am never going to be the person that enjoys eating healthy food & would choose it over crap, I know that too. However, I am trying to learn about moderation which is so hard for me too! That is why I typically make cheat days for certain days (weekends!) so that I don't feel like I am suffering. The sad part though is that when I do eat well my body does feel a lot better & athletic wise I perform way better, the lighter you weigh the faster you are! I have often thought about that same thing that you mentioned as far as maybe I am as low as I can go weight wise. I mean I think that it may hold some truth as far as why I only lose very small increments per week instead of say 5 lbs or something, but I *know* that I can do better in terms of portion control during cheat days & overall a treat should be just that not a total binge fest. I mean I eat like 6 portions of ice cream & last weekend I ate almost half of a giant cupcake/cake, that is outta control! If I did cut back on those bad behaviors I know that I could meet my goal. Overall I think that the best that I could possibly do if I really cleaned up my act would be 125 & I set a goal to do that by 7/1/11, we'll see. You may be right, I may need to re-access not worry about it & go with it.
Hope you are having a great weekend! Is the weather finally getting nicer in Canada too? I read your post about your half & you getting in your mileage, no worries, September is plenty of time to get it done,don't give up!
Chrysbrown, you are moving in the right direction! Like I said before, your body may like exactly where you are. I agree with you on a previous post you said you wish you could follow a wholesome foods diet like some. I am the same, but to me, I need to find my way so that I can keep doing this forever. I have tried to eat wholesome, I just knew it wouldn't be something I could keep up with. For me, I will never give up any food, and I also don't want to be eating something totally different than the rest of my family (just more work for me!), so I try to watch my portions. But I am a binger and when I go off track, it is bad! That is really what I have to work on - my all or nothing thinking! No wonder I go up and down with my weight!
I will weigh tomorrow as that will officially be my week. Hope you have a great weekend!
Hope that you all started off the month on the right foot! This is the spot to post your weekly weigh in for this week. Did you lose? Gain? Remain the same?
More importantly what do you think you did right? What would you change for next week?
Here are my stats:
Start date: 4/29/11 132.6
Week 1: 5/6/11 132.4
Well it IS a loss so I'll take it! Things I wish I could have done differently...hmmm, I wish I would not have overindulged last weekend which made it so hard to lose the weight this week, I will not see a loss this month if I keep sabotaging myself over the weekends. Also, Monday I had a complete meltdown, slash binge fast ironically I think that it made me get it out of my system for awhile. I am happy though that I bounced right back & got right back on the wagon instead of continuing the pity party. This weekend I have a plan & will work it out!