I'm having good days for the most part. I'm at the low end of my calories if not below. Not planned. I just haven't been hungry lately and if I eat too much I end up having stomach issues. I'm holding at my current weight which is fine. If I lose the additional 2 lbs fine, if not that's ok cuz I'll lose them when I have surgery.
yesterday was another good one - 5 mile run in the morning, 3 mile walk in the evening which rather than being the usual stroll, turned into more of a power walk (just because it felt ok). then continued my ST streak with crunches and wall push-ups before bed (i have no idea why i can never get them out of the way earlier, but at least i am doing them).
nutrition went well too - we're cleaning out the fridge, and have not been shopping, and i could feel the imbalance of not having any bread to go with the freggies and protein. ate a bit more than i should at the mad munchie time, but still made good choices (swedish crispbread and hummus, not potato chips or nuts). it was a beautiful day, and DH wanted to enjoy a glass of wine in the garden before dinner - which we did daily before SP, but which i have limited to weekends and guests now. had my glass because "such days don't grow on trees" since we're going home next week, but was pleased i limited to just one glass. and in the end the 8-mile day definitely outweighed the extra calories i must have snuck/snacked in, because weight was lower this a.m.
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susan WA state PNW time zone +3 hours difference from EST
SW march 25: 123 GOAL met may 15: 111.0 GOAL met june 11: 108 GOAL met august 13, 2012: 103 maintenance goal: 105
Adrienne: I definitely feel run down if I eat too few calories, especially if it is for many days in a row. When I add more calories, I try to lean toward veggies (even frozen is better than "snack food"). These help me feel more energetic because of the nutrients as well as the needed calories. I keep them ready to eat in the fridge so that I can add them to any meal as needed.
Somedays I just end up eating the highly restrctive diet that I used to get to my goal weight. I know this is less calories than I need but I get lazy and do the same old things. Yesterday I went for a 5 mile brisk walk/run and had a venyassa yoga session. I felt completely done-in by the time I got home and I have a feeling that I may be shutting down my metabolism. I'm weighing in between 124 and 126 every week and my goal weight was 128. Anybody else experiencing anything like this?
Adrienne Reached my goal weight of 128 on 3/20/2012 Member of the Teddy Bears 2014 Summer 5% Challenge Participated in 9 contiguous 5% challenges Go Teddy Bears! Pacific Time (Sunny Sunnyvale)
First day back to school (I only have 3 days, I'm retired but have to finish my contract year) - anyway, I put on my fitted shorts instead of wearing the looser knit shorts I've been wearing - and the fitted shorts still fit - so that's my "things are still okay" check!
"Dance as if no one is watching."
Pounds lost: 45.0
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I am doing alright. Went to the gym with my bf and his mom. It was fun but I know I didn't work out as intense as I would alone. Off to shower, eat than hanging out with them for the rest of the day. Hope everyone is doing well!
Did fine on food yesterday, managed to force myself into a little walk. Still very tired. I hate my guts sometimes--literally...I have Crohn's disease and even though it's in remission my digestive system still has quirks. I'm bloating, and even though I've been keeping calories in check, my weight is up--.7 lbs in the last day alone. I know it will (ahem) pass, but it's depressing and uncomfortable.
current weight: 125.6
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MARGSB: I think slipping away from goal is one of the times we need this team most. :-)
As for me, I had so much fun over the past week or so...guests, travel, etc. However, staying in calorie range is much easier when *I* cook the food, so I am partly glad to be back to a normal schedule. I refuse to go hungry at restaurants in maintenance, and sometimes it's a choice between going 200c over for the day or feeling really hungry/grumpy instead of enjoying the people I am traveling with. The bad thing is when travel goes on for more than a day or two.
Eating was good yesterday. Ran 3 miles last night.
I don't have a clue where I am weight wise right now. Can't weigh in since we're camping. I've struggled to stop dropping pounds and been trying to eat more but this week I've been a lot more active since we're camping. We always walk quite a bit and we've been kayaking AND I've been trying to keep up with my runs and ST.
Tonight is kayaking, hopefully. If it's not too chilly. We were going to go last night but it was so breezy and chilly we ended up not going, which is why I ran.
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“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”
“What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.”
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[Christie - I like your ticker - with the "+ -" thing - I might steal that idea!]
I've been away from this team for some time as I gained back 10 pounds so didn't want to be on the "maintenance" board when I was back to "trying to lose" again. (Rather ridiculous, but so be it.) I added some hard cardio workouts to my mornings and got back to tracking my food in the nutrition tracker, so I've gotten back down to my maintenance range. Anyway, on the daily check-in thing, I just completed a tough aerobic dvd and have planned my food in the nutrition tracker for today. Have a great day everyone! Marg.
Edited by: MARGSB at: 8/29/2012 (09:22)
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Goal weight: 31 August 2012
current weight: 1.0 over
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