How are you changing your diet and exercise levels to lose weight?
And welcome to the community! You CAN do this, and you're smart to start losing before it becomes even more unmanageable. Make sure you stay hydrated, work out for a reasonable amount every day, and start with little changes. You'll be surprised at how easy it can be.View Thread
Kali, you're brave to scope out the quinoa. I keep debating but up til now I've been too scared...but I think I'll add it to my shopping list this week! I LOVE the edemame as well! It's really good in beef stew, and I love it with corn, too.
I've actually never been a seafood person, I'm juuust starting to be OK with shrimp (or "seafood lite" as my Mum calls it) but the way you prepared the tilapia sounds really, really tasty...then again I think I'd eat mud if there was enough pesto on it! hahaha
And to be honest, I think eating nuts and dried fruit as brunch is working for you, and I wouldn't worry too much about "breakfast" per se, just making sure you're having enough of what you're already doing to energize your morning. For quick breakfasts, though, maybe just toast and peanut butter, chopped veggies (do it the night before), yogurt with flax seeds thrown in, even a hard boiled egg (again, done the night before) might make you feel a little fuller earlier in your day.
FIYE2, good job on the loss since Monday. I think you'd be completely insane to try to lose weight with everything going on, and as ALWAYS I love your attitude. hahaha I didn't want to be a creeper on FB, but you look SO in shape in your display picture. Holy moly. Nevermind skinny or whatever, but wonderfully toned and proportionate.What a strong, healthy, active woman should look like. Be proud. You're doing so freakin' well.
I'm super pumped because this morning when I weighed in, after the hardest workout of my life last night (no joke) and a really sane eating day yesterday, I was back down to 137.8. See, body? You like being littler! I'm really starting to become as addicted to the gym as I always have been to carbs, so I'm once again cautiously optimistic.
Breakfast Toast with peanut butter Snack some mini-Reese's cups, apple Lunch Hard boiled eggs (just the whites) and some cucumber...maybe a fruit of some sort as well Dinner M's gonna make some crustini's...French bread with pesto, olive oil, garlic, turkey, tomato, and mozzerella. I can't even tell you how delicious this is!!!
Pumped for my work out later. hahaha Embarassed myself at the gym yesterday by having my headphones unplug while on the elliptical and blasting my neighbors with "99 Problems" super loud. The people at my gym must think I'm a freakin' idiot, I'm always tripping, stumbling, having my music way too loud, in general just making an ass of myself. Judgement free zone though, right? View Thread
Well, today will be my first time back to the gym in five days, so I was unsurprised to weigh in at 139.6 today. Big gain, bad gain, but that was this past week and this coming week won't be anything like it.
Breakfast Deli flats, toasted, with peanut butter and jelly Snack Apple Lunch Cucumber and either yogurt or string cheese and maybe some nuts. Dinner Haven't really thought about it yet...Maybe a hummus and pita bread veggie wrap! Maybe some baked chicken with honey and curry with some salad.View Thread
Well, my Easter was awful hahahaha My eating wasn't that bad, some stuff I could've done without, but my liquid calories were absurd. My family's a big drinking family, and I was playing bartender...it was a caloric disaster! It was SO MUCH FUN though, lemme tell ya. Totally worthwhile.
Otherwise I've been eh with my eating. Hungry ALL THE TIME, trying to control it has been near impossible. I'm weighing back up around 140 again, but I know it's temporary and I'm not feeling too discouraged. I know that's my bodys default position until I show it I can control myself once I hit arounf 137, so I don't see it as as much of a big deal as I did last time I did this. I just don't have any reason to binge for a while. No more holidays until my birthday in July...it's just once I start eating the bad foods it's so hard to get my palate back towards more healthy choices. I've been snacking a ton lately, not on anything too "bad", just too much of it if I want to keep losing.
I've also skipped out on the gym the last few days, though I've remained very physically active. So I know once I get back into my routine I'll be fine. Not beating myself up, damnit!
That being said, I need to get my booty back in gear. So, I am.
Breakfast A bagel and some butter. Snack Can of baby food, maybe some string cheese Lunch Chicken tortilla soup Dinner Turkey Kielbasa, corn, pea, some weird bean, and brocolli stir fry with a little bit of brown rice.View Thread
Good job, Kali! Still snowing where you are?! Holy moly.
I had a pretty sweet experience yesterday. Did a hike with a friend of mine up a semi-difficult mountain with my awesome new hiking shoes. This was my first hike with my friend since last spring. He's an ex-Marine and tended last year to push me way, way too hard with his pace and I would be DYING. Like, unable to talk, bathed in sweat, the whole deal.
Yesterday, I could keep up. He at one point (s we scurried up a rock wall) said "You're doin really good, Laura, I'm not taking it easy on you". I was intensely proud. We talked a lot about physical fitness and eating whole foods and his workout regiment vs. mine and it was just really, really fun and empowering. View Thread
But I giggled, I'm also at 137.8, which is a tiny gain for me. But no biggie.
Your weekend sounds awesome, but I feel ya on seeing challenges. I'm having my cousins over the night before Easter, and I'm hoping bewteen those 2 13 year old boys and M they eat most of the pizza we're going to order hahaha.
I'm not too worried about Easter, I'm just going to focus on moderation and portion control, and I should be all set. M and I are planning on boosting our workouts for the next few days so hopefully I'm a calorie burning machine by Sunday!
Have a super fun weekend! Your slumber party sounds so fun! hehehe Lemme know if you discover any new cocktails. And have a Happy Easter! hahaha I'm so excited for Easter because Lent will be over and I can go back to drinking Diet Coke!!!View Thread
You're right. You're right you're right you are 5000% correct. hahaha I remember saying a lot of the same stuff a little while ago, too, that the scale doesn't mean anything and it's all about health.
I re-read my post. I'm still really proud I didn't go nuts at any point during my slightly bad eating, and I was pleased I limited myelf to one slice of cake. I've upped my exercise, too...and on issues of regularity, now thinking about it...hm.
I am working really hard on loving my body, and I can honestly say that 99% of the time, I do. I feel better about myself than I ever have, and I love the muscle definition I haven't ever seen on me before. I don't think it would bother me to not lose anymore, but it enrages the heck outta me to see a loss be so easily undone.
I knew this would happen, I knew it would be uphill from here, and with the progress I've already made, I'm nobodys failure...I won't let myself get defeated, and I won't take my eye off my real goals. I've fit into an extra small top too, (hehehe yay! small busts!) and I need to wrap my brain around the thought that, to most people, I'm not fat anymore.
Breakfast Two slices whole grain toast with Nutella Snack English cucumber, apple Lunch Leftover pesto pasta and chicken and zucchini Dinner Haven't decided yet...View Thread
I'm so glad, honey!!! I also wound up getting some new hiking kicks, and doesn't it just make the hugest difference? I'll be sure to check out your FB photos! I'm so thrilled for you and really, your whole family. I think hiking is the best workout for body and soul, I've really found a lot of literal and spiritual benefit since I've gotten back into the hiking swing.
hehehe we don't have a Famous Dave's around here that I know of, hahaha which is just as well because I loooove BBQ! Sounds like even a last minute change of plans didn't screw you up, well done!
Honestly, I'm doing crappy. On Friday the boy and I went out to dinner, I made all good choices and we split a slice of cake. Otherwise, my day was spot-on. The next day my Gram and I went out to eat. I made great choices (Hooray for menus with calorie counts!) and had a tiny portion of dessert. I checked my weight and I was still in the 137 range.
Monday night was my Moms birthday. I ate not really that badly, an extra half serving of some pasta (because I basically haven't had pasta in quite some time) and a moderate slice of cake. I check my weight yesterday, and I'm back to 140. I've been working out even more than usual, really utilizing my elliptical at home, and I'm still hitting the gym 3-5 times a week.
I'm ready to give up. I drown myself in water at work and stay well-hydrated at home. I limit myself to no more than 1500 calories a day, with at least a half hour of cardio every day if not more, and weight training. Then I have one slightly bad meal, and I balloon back up. Allllriiight then. I'm telling myself it's because my period is starting soon, but really, it's no comfort.
I could just about cry right now. I sleep well, but I have been stressed this past week due to work issues and "friend" issues. There isn't going to be an end to either one of those issues for the forseeable future, and while it hasn't made me go to bad eating, I'm just really disheartened and can feel some ridiculous binge coming on. I feel like I'm always going to be stuck in some gross, fat body, so why not just enjoy the comfort of food? I know it's not a "real" comfort, but hell, it's something. I know the scale isn't everything, but like...it matters to me. Once again, I get really close to my goals, and I screw up. Back to where I was a month ago, do not pass Go, do not collect $200.
It's stupid to angst out about 3 lbs, I know this logically. But at the same time, I'm really really sick at the thought of my having to keep 100% vigilance 100% of the time to see below 140. I hate to say it...I don't think I'll ever see 130. I'm not saying that for a pity party, but...I mean it.I don't think I have it in me to do what it seems my body needs to see a bigger loss. I'm not going to throw in the towel, not going to let bad habits come back...and I'm still really proud that I've gone out to eat essentially three times this week and I did manage to make what I thought were good choices each and every time...but I hate to say it, I'm giving up hope on reaching my goal of 125. It just isn't going to happen for me.View Thread
Forever, have the best time this weekend! That sounds like such a good time!
Glad you've had such an on-target week! It sounds like you'lll soon have a really fun gym crowd, too, and that much be really inspiring. hehehe it sounds like you're basically getting two specialized personal trainers, how cool!
I've actually heard a lot of stuff about the Skinny Chicks thing, I think they make some mixers, too. I'll definitely check that book out.
Today I weighed in at 137.4. It's a 2.2 loss from last week. I try not to get too caught up in the scale for good or evil...but holy crap!!! hahaha I'm 2.4 lbs away from my original goal. I'm thrilled!!! I'm definitely going to wind up losing more than that, but just knowing I'll have officially lost 35 lbs. really blows my mind.
This is a danger zone for me, too. I'm tempted to eat a little worse than what I usually would. I'm tempted to do pizza for dinner, tempted to go out to eat this weekend...tempted to eat some McDonald's or something, because it's just been so long. I'm vowing to myself that this won't be like every other drop, where I lose then gain back then spend two weeks catching up to my loss again. I want this loss to stick. I want to keep hitting the gym and finding balance with my food choices...
Breakfast 2 slices of whole wheat toast with peanut butter, flax seeds, and raisins Snack Apple, 1 sq. dark chocolate, baby food Lunch Some pasta tossed with pesto and zucchini and sausage Dinner I'm gonna do my chicken bake tonight, my eating plan got thrown off by my finding more leftovers to eat before I cooked! But still good, healthy, wholesome stuff. View Thread