Posted on: Sep 22, 2010 08:04AM
Some of us on the Let's Post our Daily Exercise thread decided that it might help keep us honest if we had to post our weekly losses or gains. Not posting your weight - just your net loss or gain. So here goes!
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Jan 12, 2019 11:04AM TwoHobbies wrote:
Good job, Varga.
I havent checked in for quite a while. I was very sick starting the week of Halloween and ended up in the hospital for 7 days and I lost 4 lbs, but kind of “cheating” and not recommended. Ironic that I spent seven months losing 7 lbs and lost another 4 in 3 to 4 weeks. Gained almost all of the 4 back at the holidays but I have been working on getting back to healthy eating and lost 1 lb the first week and 1.6 this week. One more pound to go. I am finally liking the fat percentage on my scale. Even though my BMI had been normal, my fat % was 35.6 % in March and now it is down to 30.3%.
Jan 16, 2019 09:36AM TrmTab wrote:
Ugh...up .5 this week. TT
Jan 17, 2019 04:40PM Falconer wrote:
Still the same
Jan 20, 2019 06:27AM Heidihill wrote:
LOL, Ruth! Then there's vacations to throw in the pot. I need to lose before we go on a ski trip to Italy. Always too many temptations there.
Jan 23, 2019 10:11AM TrmTab wrote:
I've made the commitment to post...now I need a better plan to not always be up or stable...up .5, ugh. TT
Jan 23, 2019 05:07PM Wren44 wrote:
I stayed the same. I fine that eating salt seems to affect my weight quite a bit. I have HBP so try to avoid it normally. I love tortilla chips tho.
Jan 24, 2019 10:04AM carolehalston wrote:
I was 166.5 this morning. I am recovering from a bout of pneumonia in both lungs and just getting my appetite back. Recently I changed my WW membership to the internet membership because I felt like I was wasting money, not going to meetings and not losing weight. I may drop the internet membership. I'm somewhat disillusioned with diet plans and wonder if we don't have to work out our own eating plans that balance satisfaction and a healthy weight.
I would love to hear some opinions on this subject.
Jan 24, 2019 04:59PM Falconer wrote:Carole, I hope you're feeling better after a nasty bout of pneumonia. I agree with you about diet plans. I mean I'm sure there are people who had success with plans like WW. But for many people it's hard.
Jan 25, 2019 05:33PM pat01 wrote:
Carole, we recently cancelled our WW memberships, since we are now on a 3 month travel trailer trip to the South and West. I was 4 lbs away from goal weight when we stopped, and I haven't weighed myself since. But I did bring our scale with us! DH and I really liked following WW, for me I think it is a very good way to eat. My downfall is always wine and cocktails. Like you, a few months ago I was paying and not losing and hating meetings - but it was the leader that wasn't very inspiring. So I asked in an online local WW group for leader recommendations, and found a great leader. Her meetings are fabulous, always a new recipe, and she does a show and tell of different products and their point value. So instead of the convenient in town meeting, I drive 30 minutes for the inspiring meeting. You might want to look around for a different leader to inspire you.
Jan 26, 2019 05:07AM ScotBird wrote:
I’ve not posted for a while. After the summer holiday, we moved to a different town and new house, and I increased my working days from 3 to 4 and had a promotion at work giving me more responsibility and more travelling. I decided this was an excuse to be “kind” to myself and not restrict my eating in any way at all. I gained around 15lb over five months. This must not continue (!) now that life has settled down again, and Christmas is over, I need to pay attention, or my weight will keep increasing. For the last four weeks I’ve been doing alternate day “fasting”. Every other day I restrict myself to eating only apples, I’m also allowed unlimited tea and coffee, and a couple of glasses of wine (which I don’t drink very often, less than once a week). On the other days I can eat whatever I want with no restrictions. I’m down 8lbs from the high point, and weigh 147.5lbs today. My ideal weight is anything below 140lbs but I never seem to get there or if I do, I find an excuse not to stay there for long. I’ve joined a new gym, and my metrics are all in the healthy range, so I’m trying to increase my muscle, also trying to do 30mins of exercise daily and drink lots of water. X
Jan 26, 2019 01:39PM Wren44 wrote:
ScotBird, That sounds like it will do the job. All good healthy things. I couldn't do just apples every other day, but cutting down or back is a good idea. You're on your way, girl!
Jan 28, 2019 09:07AM Heidihill wrote:
Down 200 grams from before our long weekend in Italy. Feel good about that. Mind over Italian matter.
I think diets have to be very individual and even for each individual it should vary depending on many factors. I've come to this conclusion from reading about nutrition, weight loss and exercise for so many years, not from having any experience with the range of individual needs. Key is Insulin which helps to store fat by removing sugar from the bloodstream. With Insulin we can't burn fat. With Insulin resistance, which increases as the years go by, we need more Insulin to mop up the same amount of sugar and we have to intensify efforts to lower blood glucose. In a fasted state I have both very low blood glucose and low Insulin and actually am getting less Insulin resistant/ more insulin sensitive over time because I have more muscles to sop up blood sugar than I ever had in my life, among other things. (I am wearing the same ski pants from 25 years ago. I did have an Interim pair for chemo because my weight shot up 7 kilos then from Steroids.)
Carbs, of course, spike blood sugar, but less so along with fiber. Protein can as well so is also not for everyone in huge quantities. Fat does not raise sugar levels. If a combination of these lowers your blood sugar/insulin over time than you are on the right track.
For a whole year sometime ago I had a 7 hour window of eating. I did lose weight at first but started gaining towards the end because I was overcompensating for the calories I wasn't going to get in the fasting period. I reverted to a 12 hour eating window and lost weight again.
Scotbird, that alternate apple fasting strategy sounds great.
Jan 28, 2019 10:01AM Heidihill wrote:
advice from some real experts
Jan 28, 2019 01:05PM TwoHobbies wrote:
Carole I have never done WW but I agree that you have to do something tailored to you that is sustainable for your every day life. Probably the advantage of WW is teaching you proper portion sizes and food value, and maybe comradery/peer pressure. In the end if I don’t like kale salad, I am not going to succeed if a plan tells me to eat kale salad. And if you are hungry eating too few calories, that won’t last. Those things set me up for failure. I have done better committing to eating healthy foods, and viewing it in that manner. The longer I eat healthy the easier it becomes and I do less cheating and my “cheats” are milder compared to the old days. I don’t expect to be good every day but I do have to string together a lot of good meals in a row rather than cheating every other day. It is a slow process but I am getting there.
Jan 28, 2019 01:31PM Wren44 wrote:
I have a set of Fiesta ware from the 1930's. It's amazing to see the size differences in comparison to current dishes. As I recall, food was not placed on the decorative edges of the plate, only on the center white portion. That alone would cut serving sizes and it would look like a full plate of food. We have some stoneware made locally. The plates are actually platters. Mostly useful for barbecue because they're long enough to separate the foods. Also easy to balance in your lap. We stopped using them for everyday because they were too big.
DD says you're more likely to eat more if there are a lot of choices. You want to sample everything and pretty soon you've loaded a huge amount of food on your plate. She's diabetic and has done a lot of research.
Jan 29, 2019 05:12PM Vargadoll wrote:
Lots of excellent reading on this thread! I'm always getting educated on here! I'm up 2 pounds but it's winter!! We have had true winter weather and I'm trying to stay busy in the house and get 36 CEU'S before March 31st so I can keep my OT certification!
Jan 30, 2019 09:26AM TrmTab wrote:
Finally! a week where I didn't gain...and actually went down a wink... which was hard given the 4 day business trip. Stay warm, TT
Jan 30, 2019 09:28AM carolehalston wrote:
I'm back to pre-holiday weight. 166.5 on my scale so 165 on the scale at the gym. 5 lbs over my goal weight of 160.
Jan 31, 2019 09:34AM carolehalston wrote:
Same here, Wren. A dinner out at a restaurant or a pizza will add 2 to 3 lbs to my weight the next day. I use salt in my cooking but evidently not nearly as much as restaurant food.
I was amazed when I stepped on my scale this morning. 164.5. I weighed several times to give the scale time to change its reading. Wow. I even had an ice cream bar for dessert last night.
Feb 2, 2019 02:46PM ScotBird wrote:
Up this week to 151 lbs which I think is up 4. I ended up eating a lot this week, I don’t know why. Must try harder. X
Feb 3, 2019 10:45AM TwoHobbies wrote:
I have averaged down 2 to 3 lbs of the 4 lb sickness weight loss so I am pretty happy with that but I haven’t lost more. I was watching a youtuber who is from NZ but lives in France and she mentioned the French lifestyle and is challenging herself to follow those principles to see if she loses weight. Things like not snacking, eating meals slowly, walking everywhere, portion sizes, cooking at home. I am challenging myself to this also, and I will let you know how it goes. I started yesterday.