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SUUSSUUSSUUS Posts: 14
1/19/07 8:34 A

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Food-wise I'm doing great. I am having no trouble whatsoever staying within the calorie range, and I started tracking calcium, dietary fiber and saturated fatty acids just to make the whole diet thing more of a challenge. So that part is easy.

But exercise-wise I am pitiful. I seriously think that if there was an option to get a chair surgically attached to one's ass, I would be the first in line for the procedure. I also tried adding in lifting pints of beer as "strength training," but I know that's cheating. Cheating's no fun when you're only cheating yourself.

Today I planned a walk up to the castle, and I am already thinking up excuses to get out of doing it. Which is dumb, because before I started tracking exercise I'd walk up there three times a week without feeling like a calf (more like pig, actually) brought to slaughter. I guess I have an infantile dislike of doing things I HAVE TO do. Which is ridiculous.

I'm meeting someone for beers in a few hours, and I am seriously contemplating asking them to meet me at the castle, because I know I'll walk up there if there'll be beers at the finish line.

"Option paralysis: The tendency, when given unlimited choices, to make none." (Douglas Coupland, Generation X)
THUNDERGIRL Posts: 307
1/18/07 1:12 P

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This is day 4 of staying right within my range and I feel great! I feel super healthy because I am eating just tons and tons of fruit and vegetables. I did have a craving last night but just for dinner that was a little heartier than the light fare I had been eating. I ended up making a quesadilla with one medium whole wheat tortilla and 1 oz. cheese and with some light sour cream, fat-free refried beans and tons of salsa it hit the spot and filled me up. When have I ever been able to say that?





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1/17/07 9:50 P

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2) it's humpday, so i should measure the weight of all of my beautiful humps & lady lumps.



haha! Awesome!

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1/17/07 6:38 P

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word, kari. well then i'm doing wednesdays 1) because that way i can count my 1.5 lb weightloss, honest or not, and 2) it's humpday, so i should measure the weight of all of my beautiful humps & lady lumps.

"That's why we call it a struggle/ You're supposed to sweat"


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1/17/07 3:07 P

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CMightyM-

I weigh myself at the same time every week and use that as my weight.

So you might want to pick a day - Sundays? and only use that weight as your offical weight that you enter into the tracker.

I do Thursdays since I've been doing it that way forever. I weigh almost everyday - but that Thursday morning weigh in is the ONLY one I count.

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1/17/07 3:07 P

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What I'm finding out about myself is that if I track all the food I eat...I'm not really eating anything at all. Yesterday, I ate a nutrigrain bar, apple cider, some hummus on crackers, then a burrito. That's all! I'm probably eating half of my reccomended calories per day.

I had mono for 2 months from October to mid-November, and I just haven't gotten my appetite back...which is good, I suppose, because before I was eating a ridiculous amount every day. I think I need to start eating more *good* things for my body, in moderation, and start working out more. At least that is my goal for this week!

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1/17/07 3:04 P

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due to traveling to the land of barbecue and homemade pizza and being snowed in here at home, i have both gone WAY over my calorie allowances and haven't exercised over the last few days. at home, though, i'm paying attention to my eating and staying on track nutrition-wise.

but here's the question: what do i count as weight loss? i weighed myself today and i'm 1.5 pounds lighter than i was the day before. now, i'm not dumb enough to celebrate this magnificent weight loss trick of... um... sitting on my ass yesterday and reading, so what did i lose? can i count taking a big poo or dehydration as a victory?

this is why it's weird for me to be looking at weight loss as my benchmark for health. i know it's the easiest quantifier to measure, but it just doesn't feel honest.

i am going to the gym today, though, now that the snow is melting and the roads aren't dangerous. that will be good. i won't feel like such a slug.

"That's why we call it a struggle/ You're supposed to sweat"


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1/17/07 2:29 P

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I've been doing well this week, after a so-so weekend. I'm really not doing well with the cardio exercise, but have been following the strength training. We now how snow and cold weather, so I'm making excuses for not going outside...but I'm going to go for a run after work.

I didn't lose any weight this week, I just stayed the same, which is fine. I'm really trying to focus on building habits before focusing on the #s (which I'm finding easier than expected).

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1/17/07 1:31 P

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Really, try not to get down on yourself if you slipped. Tomorrow's always another day to try and reach your goal.

I've been doing pretty well on my calories although I've been near the high end, and this weekend I definitely had some slips. Where I really need to stay on track is exercise, which I've definitely been struggling with.

Tomorrow's my first weigh-in since I started, and I really hope I lost something, anything...I just really need that validation.

Edited by: MPLSMAY at: 1/17/2007 (13:31)



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1/17/07 1:18 P

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Being home sick means I can lay in bed with my laptop & actually read all the articles & stuff on here!

Also, I got moved from the stage 1 'fast break' to stage 2. I guess it's basically the same but with some different tools - and more of a focus on excercise.

I tried to do some of my excercises today but my head just feels like a giant ball of....yuck. I haven't been on a walk in days! :(

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1/17/07 1:04 P

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Totally another day!

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1/17/07 1:00 P

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I did something super shameful this morning to get rid of that peanut butter cookie dough that's been hanging out in my freezer....

good news: well, the dough is gone!

bad news: I'm pretty much at my calorie limit for the day & it's only 1:00 in the afternoon.

Normally I'd keep this my big bad secret, but Hell, I'm on here to be accountable for my actions. so here's where I stand up & say:

"I ate a gross amount of cookie dough today.... I feel disgusting.....but tomorrow's another day. right?"

right?



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UMSCOTTA Posts: 21
1/17/07 12:54 P

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My big idea was that I'd follow the plan during the week and have a "cheat day" on the weekend - yeah, that's not happening anymore. I ate over 3,000 calories on my cheat day, negating any good I did by following the plan for 5 days prior. I suck.

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SARAHLAND Posts: 37
1/17/07 12:34 P

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I am happy to say that I have not bought any food at Dunkin Donuts since the first week of January. I usually got coffee and a muffin pretty much every day. Now I just get coffee (I'm not ready to give that up) and I keep instant oatmeal in my desk at work and have that and some fruit.

So I have cut out a ton of fat and calories but also saved some $$$.

Goal 1- 10% - 232 lbs
Goal 2 -10% - 209 lbs
Goal 3 - 10% - 188 lbs


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1/17/07 12:30 P

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I'm not doing as well lately as when I started. I've been at the top of my cal. range for the most part - a couple days I was over (by less than 100cals each day - not great but I KNOW it could be worse.)

I just kind of got a bit mixed up and I think I just need to hit the gym and the grocery store to get things back on track.

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1/17/07 12:22 P

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Thought I'd start a thread to check in on our progress.
I'm on Day 3 right now without breaking my plan. I'm feeling really proud of that since it's been a relatively stressful week for me on top of it.

My biggest struggle is dessert. I really want something sweet at the end of the day. I have been subbing sugar-free pudding and jello for now, but I want to try to eliminate dessert all together in the future.

How about you guys? Successes, struggles? emoticon

Edited by: TSNO222 at: 1/17/2007 (12:23)
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