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Old 09-16-2013, 09:51 AM   #2611
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Great job Lynn (WishnDisney) on the loss and going to the gym!

Hope this week is a good one for you. I am tracking away today. My goal is to keep myself busier at night and not just sit on the couch and want to eat. This weekend there will be no weigh in for me because we are going on a little vacation this weekend. But I WILL track!
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:55 PM   #2612
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So - I'm WW Online with Monday WI. I was down 4 lbs. I'll take it, although I also know there are some other factors that contribute to that - I did my WI at the gym this morning so it was earlier in the day and a different scale. Yes, you heard that right...at the gym! I actually dragged my bottom out of bed this a.m. for the first time in a year to go to the gym with DH. I walked on the treadmill for 1 hr. After this week, I intend to add in strength training, although that will cut into my 1 hr. on the treadmill.
Very nice! I like that you're starting with activity instead of adding it in later (as I did). I'm sure you know this, but when muscles are healing up from new/heavier activity, they draw water in to help with that process. So you CAN see a temporary increase in scale numbers while you're healing, and that's why weight can fluctuate a bit as you start, or start a new, activity.

If I lift heavier than normal (the "ier" is important there, as I'm not STRONG yet, and still lifting pretty light!) on a Friday afternoon, I will NOT see a loss, and sometimes will see a gain, at my Sat morning weigh in. Now sometimes if I run that evening but have been careful with my hydration all day before the run, I'll still see a loss if I'm due one, but not always.

I find it to be important to know ahead of time, that new activity can cause that temporary increase in scale numbers*.



*and I like saying it that way instead of "gain weight". It's not what we think of as weight, it's just water not being released quite yet.

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Woo, ran a 10K (my first!) yesterday and I am HUNGRY. Fighting fighting fighting the urge to decimate my Weeklies right now. Should go have some avocado, that's what I should do....
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:04 AM   #2613
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Woo, ran a 10K (my first!) yesterday and I am HUNGRY. Fighting fighting fighting the urge to decimate my Weeklies right now. Should go have some avocado, that's what I should do....
That's fantastic! I am sooooo impressed. Not only by the race, but the results you have seen on the scale.

Thanks for the advice on the scale as well. I've gone down this road soooo many times. One of these times, it's got to stick. The one thing I am going to do this time around...do the right things, don't obsess about the scale, or if I do slip up, don't throw in the towel. It's funny, too, cause this time around goals aren't so much focused on a number on a scale, but activities I will be able to do as I get fit.

Is the TOT next month?

Aburns8 - how was your day yesterday? Yesterday was a good day for me all around. I tracked every bite and was able to check off all of my healthy checks - love the smilie I get when I do that.

I slept in a bit this morning, but managed to still get to gym and walk on the treadmill for about 35 minutes. Now, it's off to journal and get to work!

Have a good day everyone!

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Old 09-17-2013, 08:21 AM   #2614
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Woo, ran a 10K (my first!) yesterday and I am HUNGRY. Fighting fighting fighting the urge to decimate my Weeklies right now. Should go have some avocado, that's what I should do....
If you're hungry, then EAT something! At a minimum, keep 0 point fruits & veg around to snack on. Feeling truly hungry is your body saying it needs fuel. Not eating will just backfire every time by making you ravenous so your willpower goes out the window.

I snack & eat all the time but I keep enough 0 point stuff that I'm not sabotaging myself.

I also find that if I avoid (though not completely eliminate) carbs, and stick to fruits, veg, dairy, and lean proteins, I have a much easier time staying satisfied while losing faster or maintaining more easily. YMMV!
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:59 AM   #2615
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Aburns8 - how was your day yesterday? Yesterday was a good day for me all around. I tracked every bite and was able to check off all of my healthy checks - love the smilie I get when I do that.
It was okay. I am still having a hard time tracking in the evening. But I didn't do any extra eating since my DS (1) wouldn't go to bed.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:11 PM   #2616
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That's fantastic! I am sooooo impressed. Not only by the race, but the results you have seen on the scale.

Thanks for the advice on the scale as well. I've gone down this road soooo many times. One of these times, it's got to stick. The one thing I am going to do this time around...do the right things, don't obsess about the scale, or if I do slip up, don't throw in the towel. It's funny, too, cause this time around goals aren't so much focused on a number on a scale, but activities I will be able to do as I get fit.

Is the TOT next month?
It is indeed next month! About 18 days from now. Whimper.

Good for you for going into this wanting to do it "right". Of course, right means different things for everyone, but I'm right there with you in how you describe it this time!



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If you're hungry, then EAT something! At a minimum, keep 0 point fruits & veg around to snack on. Feeling truly hungry is your body saying it needs fuel. Not eating will just backfire every time by making you ravenous so your willpower goes out the window.
OH I wasn't not eating entirely. I was simply keeping myself from eating the entire package of Newman's O's, or DS's chocolate bar in the fridge, or his ancient chocolate frog in the freezer (ha ha at "or"...if I'd gotten up at that moment I was typing it would have been an "AND" situation). I was trying to work through the "eat eat eat eat eat EVERYTHING" urges to get my mind to work out a much better meal that would actually be fuel and not just crud.

AKA 6 points worth of weighed-out avocado on the second best sandwich of my life. (sandwiches are rare in my world anymore, as they tend to be 16 point wonders, LOL)

The running and hungry after-effects are the biggest reason I'm calling it goal this Saturday. Don't particularly care what the scale says; I'm in my BMI range and I need to stop the purposeful losing for right now.

Over time as my skin continues to tighten up with the weight training (it's AMAZING how much less loose skin I have now...weight-training since May, I've lost about 12 pounds since then, and I don't shriek when I watch myself doing lateral raises with dumbells anymore) and continued fitness, I'm sure more pounds will be lost, but right now I gotta eat a bit more.

Thank you so much for the concern! Always good to hear from outside one's own head as well.





Speaking of avocado....always WEIGH it. Don't go by the generic "1/4 of an avocado" default tracker entry. Most avocados are not as big as the default one. For those that love avocado, weigh the part of it that you'll eat, use grams, and you'll be happy.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:05 AM   #2617
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2nd day in a row that I wrote a long post and it disappeared. Blech!

Had a good day yesterday. Stayed within my points, tracked everything I ate, earned 3 APs, and hit all of my healthy checks. Overslept this a.m. unfortunately and completely missed the gym. So I packed my lunch this a.m. and my sneakers into my Disney backpack, and plan on walking to my parents to eat lunch today. It's about a 15 minute walk each way. Not a lot of exercise, but it's something. (I was planning on walking to work this a.m., but getting the kids out the door plus myself was a bit of a challenge this a.m.)

Last night was a zoo. I work full-time as a CPA and from the minute I got home I was running. DS 11 had soccer practice, DS 13 was at an away cross country meet. We didn't get dinner started until 7:00 and while I was doing dinner I was also trying to get kids through homework. This morning DS 11 announces that he still has more homework to do. DH wasn't particularly helpful last night. Sigh! I need to work a bit harder on organization.

Speaking of dinner last night, I made one of my favorite chicken dishes. It's also easy. You brown chicken in olive oil, then throw some chopped onion and garlic in the middle of the skillet. Once that's cooked, throw in some diced tomatos (either fresh or from a can) and a splash of basalmic vinegar, put a lid on and cook it on low until the chicken is cooked through. You can eat the tomatos and onions on top of the chicken, or sometimes I put it on top of brown rice or a potato. A lot of times, I will just make the tomatoes and skip the chicken.

I got my Active Link yesterday so I got that set up last night and am starting my first week phase where it monitors your activity. Can't wait to see how this whole thing works.

I also scheduled 11/4/13 as the date on my calendar that I start C25K training. My goal is to be able to run a few 5Ks with people in my office (I'm always jealous when they do that), as well as a 5-mile run on Memorial Day.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:08 AM   #2618
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(Maybe my messages are too long and that's my problem?)

rkblein - some real nuggets in your post to bumbershoot. When I did Core years ago, I had better results. I also had fewer headaches. This morning I woke up with a headache, headed quickly south toward migraine. I think it might be related to my recent reduction in carbs.

Aburns8 - Pat yourself on the back that you didn't eat all night. It's the little things that add up to hitting goal. I also found that when my kids were little that it was really hard. I was so stressed by the evening, I wanted to eat everything in sight. And you have a vacation coming up...cool!

Bumbershoot - Tell me more about this 2nd best sandwich ever. What else is there besides avocado? I'm also intrigued by the loose skin. If I can drag myself out of bed in the mornings, I plan on starting strength training next week.

Okay, gotta run!

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Old 09-18-2013, 12:54 PM   #2619
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I was a bit loopy when I wrote that lol. And my taste in sandwiches is a bit on the hippie side since the best ones tend to include avocado, cheese, and sprouts. And as they say, hunger is the best sauce. Though I might tweak that (so as to not sound like I'm encouraging eating disorders) to say that really paying attention to your food and not having guilt makes food taste better.

I wish I'd taken pictures of my arms! I keep regretting the no picture thing as well as not measuring often enough. Skin still droops but nowhere near as much. So it gives me hope for the loose skin on the side/back of my thighs. Oh and my lower belly has tightened up SO much. That's been in the last 5 lbs or so where it just all flattened. Not 100% flat but very close. And I don't do sit-ups in my routine, just twist things with a weighted bar on my shoulders. It's slowly tightening up what's under the belly skin which helps with the process.

It has taken time, that's for sure.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:14 PM   #2620
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I joined WW last week...went to WI today and down 4 pounds!
Know not normal and mostly water but it is encouraging. Know the rate will slow down but feels good that there are results when you follow and track. I planned ahead and made good choices. Had stressful day so far---in the past when I'd grab junk food I grabbed the 1 cup of grapes in the refrig that I have bagged.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:24 PM   #2621
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It is indeed next month! About 18 days from now. Whimper.
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I think this is this a nighttime race, right? If so, do yourself a favor a do a couple of night runs in the final week or two of training. Also, don't expect a record time. I did the Wine and Dine Half last year- It was a BLAST but I am not used to expending massive amounts of energy at midnight. My body was like WHOA, WHOA, EASY THERE LADY!
I did achieve a personal record- all-time slowest half marathon. I ran another half 2 weeks later, a hilly one, in the morning and it was 20 minutes faster than my wine and dine.

Also you are so right about weighing the avocado.

Zoo2tycoon!!! Well Done!!!
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #2622
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Returned from my Cruise and I did go to WW tonight. I'm up 2.8 lbs, I thought it would be more than that. I knew it would be up but I'm happy to know that I didn't do too bad. I did visit the gym twice and ran a 5K on Castaway Cay while on vacation.
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I joined WW last week...went to WI today and down 4 pounds! Know not normal and mostly water but it is encouraging. Know the rate will slow down but feels good that there are results when you follow and track. I planned ahead and made good choices. Had stressful day so far---in the past when I'd grab junk food I grabbed the 1 cup of grapes in the refrig that I have bagged.
Congrats! You did a great job! Keep it up!
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:19 PM   #2624
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I lost again this week (even after another 4 biscuit dinner at Red Lobster...I swear those things are filled with crack and diamonds) bringing my total to 26 even and I got my little 25lb token thingy.
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Returned from my Cruise and I did go to WW tonight. I'm up 2.8 lbs, I thought it would be more than that. I knew it would be up but I'm happy to know that I didn't do too bad. I did visit the gym twice and ran a 5K on Castaway Cay while on vacation.
I would call that a success!

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