Finally seem to have passed my plateau. I've been holding steady at 320 for about 5 weeks or so I think. I finally saw it jump down to 315 today.
Its getting awfully quiet around here! (I'm guilty of not checking in as often here as I intended to)
This is not the time of year to loose touch. I know I'll need to lean on everyone to help me through the holiday season.
well i'm making goals for the amount of calories i want to eat in a day. i'm setting my goal at 2000, and so far i'm going way over, but this should help me error on the right side of 3500.
I'm guilty of not checking in as often as I should either. I can definitely see a change since the weather has gotten crummy and I started traveling again: Instead of slowly losing, I've gone back up a couple of pounds. Lack of exercise and too many room service meals are killing me. And this "get dark early" stuff is just awful (and gonna get worse on Sunday).Originally Posted by Zin
It's time to order myself a new trainer, get on it and use it regularly. That'll help me get through the holidays and winter, and leave me in much better shape for next season. I also really need to go back to logging my food. For me, that's important especially during the holidays so that I know when to say, "enough!"
You all seem to have trouble this time of year....if anything I think I do better in winter. Of course, part of that is because I live in FL and it doesn't get too cold to go out and do things in. If anything....with the cold brisk air, it "perks me up" and I get MORE active thsi time of year.
I just need to watch the holiday food binging. My family (like most) doesn't have the healthiest food choices in the holiday fat & calorie buffet train.
BTW....I think I stole (gave back) another few pounds. Scalre looked like about 313 this morning.
Oh....another fun story. I went in to doctor a few days ago (1st time in about 3 months) for a quarterly blood sugar check (A1C). The med. tech put me on the scale before taking me back to room, and is looking at my previous weight to get a good starting point. She starts going down.....going down....and she mumbles to herself "that can't be right". I say, "oh yes it is".......she gets all glitter eyes and starts asking me how I lost it and interested because she'd like to lose it too, etc.... That was a nice (unintended) compliment.
Congrats KT! That was a cool perk of a Dr.'s visit.
Down to 222 this morning. Was 221 yesterday, but had a little to much sodium so think I retained a bit of water.
Congrats KT! Keep at'r!
I pullin' for you KT! I set mine so low because I really hate to fail! LOL! Actually, that was just the number the other fella' (Joe 33 on Bike Journal) came up with. We are having a little competition because we both weighed 266 lbs at the same time. Peace, Ritz.
Competition is a great motivation!!Originally Posted by Ritz
I have a friend (lady) who is about same weight as me (actually, more now). I was hoping to get something like this going with her...but it seems she has all but given up. She's one of those who thinks they know it all, so can't be bothered with what you "think".
So even though I've lost 40 lbs (give or take) and she has been damn near constant as long as I've known her (about 2 or 3 years), she's too stubborn to admit she's wrong and try something different. Now she just avoids me like the plague.....used to hang out 3 to 4 times a week, now it's more like once a month.
Just like any other addiction...you have to admit you have a problem before you can begin to change. Sounds like she's still in denial. Here's hoping that she'll start to listen to a dear friend (You) before it's too late. Peace, Ritz.
KT - I have a similar situation with a friend. At one point we were within a pound of each other. Now, I've lost 30 and she has gained 30, so we have 60 pounds between us. We had great conversations about learning to take care and eat right until I saw her (we live in different states) after I had lost weight. She didn't recognize me at the airport. Within the next year, she avoided my calls and changed the subject whenever we talked about health stuff and then she started sending me odd gifts . . . like high fat cookbooks (and I don't cook and I've never eaten high fat).
Last night she called and told me about her 'great news from the cardiologist.' She is down 2 pounds from 6 years ago, is on all kinds of medication for cholesterol, blood pressure (and is in her 30's) - that was her great news. As we talked she then let me know that on her way home from the cardiologist, she found a store that carries ding-dongs . . . apparently she has been on a search for them during the past 6 months.
She bought a box on ding-dongs on the way home from a cardiologist!
I responded with humor and said, 'I'd like to be supportive, but I'm feeling like I should be doing some sort of intervention at this point.' She laughed and laughed. I approached it with humor, but was feeling really serious and somewhat disturbed when I got off the phone. Weight loss is such a precarious journey. I had this very strong realization last night that I can't afford to talk to her.
I have recently (about a month) started really using that mag trainer that I had bought 15 odd years ago (still virtually new!). Motivation and a few spinverals DVDs have really helped me along. Which then makes it easier for me to have a bit more leeway with my food...Originally Posted by bransom
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Wow Sandy, that stinks! I hope your friend comes around too!
Go Pete! Go! Exercise equipment works much better when utilized...now where did I put that Solo-Flex?
I haven't checked in here since reaching my goal of 165 pounds (from 205). i've been succesfully maintaining the weight, but I think I'd like to drop maybe 5 more. So here I am again!
I guess mostly I'll be happy if I manage to maintain my weight through the holidays and then work on the five pounds, but we'll see. I've been reading a lot of material on maintaining weight loss, and one good point I keep reading is that too often people who lose weight don't think it's "for real." They just don't think their new body is theirs, and in the back of their mind they expect to put some of their weight back on. So I'm trying to fight that.
Good job and keep it up Derek!!
Sandy....I surely feel your pain. I'm beginning to wonder if I need to do something similar with this friend. It is easier that she has been avoiding me (I don't think its coincidence). Part of her problem is that she also quit the cycling for the most part (we used to ride together). As always the problem is that nobody will make the change to eat right and exercise until THEY want to make the change....it's got to hit you like a box of rocks upside the head - it can't be a simple "I want to lose some weight".
I've "wanted to lose weight" before and a few times been mildly successful, but never in the long term. My key has been "Eat To Live" in terms of diet (for the most part) and a lot of cycling. It hit me a few months ago like a box of rocks.....I just woke up one day and said "everyday you hear of people that lose 100 pounds and do it right and keep it off......I AM GOING TO BE THE NEXT ONE!".
My friend, unfortunately, is old enough that she MUST do something about it now....she's over 50 and probably in the 350 pound range (at about 5'5" or so I'd guess). I've told her about "Eat To Live" and she thinks she has the right combination "for her" (she insists that different things work for different people....I can't convince her that some things are just general and work for everybody). If her plan is working "for her" then why hasn't she dropped any weight (at least noticeably) in the 2 years or so I've known her.
She also did something similar with your friend and the ding-dongs. She had been talking about all this healthy eating, blah blah and when on vacation told me about the wooooonderful desserts that they served in her hotel's restaurant and how she and her friend sampled every one of them at least twice.
Anyway....enough ranting. If/When your friend is ready to really work at it, I'd suggest you recommend the book "Eat To Live" to her and get her into cycling if she isn't already and also let her know that she needs to cycle/exercise 3-4 times a week, not just once on Sunday for 1 1/2 hours (like I was doing for the first year).
Wow! Activity sure does come in spurts on this thread.
Sounds like we are all still plugging away. I made it through Halloween without a single piece of candy! I think this is a first in my life.
Next on the list, Thanksgiving.
What are your plans to make it through Thanksgiving maintaining your weight loss?
Has anyone else noticed that the forums are VERY SLOW?
Hey Zin, this is really the only thread I'm interested in on this forum. Everything else I do on Bike Journal, or Bentrider Online. Peace, Ritz.
Ritz, Even this thread is DOG SLOW to load. I don't do much else on here either. Well, the commuter and winter cycling forums are good too. 99% = Bikejournal.
well good job everyone, I finally reached my target weight, 169 at 5 feet 9 inches, but think I can lose five more pounds and I want to stay there or go up from gaining muscle mass, ether one would be good I guess.
Anyway does anyone have any good vegeiterian recepies?
I hear they're pretty good if you stuff 'em with hamburger. LOL!!!!
Sorry, I've never eaten a vegetarian. Do you serve that with red or white wine?
Ok, I'll shut up now.
I've noticed the forums being slow here also. Not always, but a fair amount of time. I'm wondering if the load is exceeding the server's capacity? Anyway, congrats on surviving Halloween with no candy. I wish I could say the same thing.
Boardline22: Excellent! Congratulations!