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JessicaRT 08-28-2010 04:01 PM

Get me out of the 190s
 
I figured I'd start a new thread.. anyone else in the 190s? I just got down to 198.2 today!! It still doesn't seem real...

meplusthree 08-28-2010 07:47 PM

I'm with you........I'm losing slowly, but can't wait to see the 180's already!

Meeky2004 08-28-2010 10:10 PM

I'm in too! I didn't think I would every get out of the 200s and now I'm itchin' to say bye-bye to the 190s :D

Risssa 08-29-2010 06:30 PM

I am glad there is a 190s thread..... I was looking for it.

Last weigh in I was 194.

I am trying to focus on the process. Talking it one meal and one day at a time. The second I start obsessing is the second I start to backfire.

How is everyone doing?

JessicaRT 08-29-2010 06:49 PM

I'm doing good except the days I work I have trouble finding time to eat enough food. I go to the gym first thing when I wake up then I eat breakfast by that time it's about 10 or 11dependung when I woke up... Thenc some days I'll work at 11. Or 1 if I work at one then I have a lunch at 5 and get off at 8, but that's to late to eat dinner!! Like today,I work 11-8 scarfed down on omelet and now at. 3:30 I'm on my lunch, should I eat dinner at 8 when I get off? Cuz I'm just goona go to bed at 9 or 10. I didn't have time to hit the gym this morning

Risssa 08-30-2010 01:02 AM

It is better not to eat too close to bed time, but studies show that it does not matter if you eat your calories in 1 meal or 6; calories are calories. Depending on your lifetstyle, eating less meals may be better than eating more meals. I personally eat two meals a day and it works great for me. I have protein powder when I wake up, go to the gym have my first meal at 12pm and second meal between 7-8:30pm. Sometimes I have an afternoon snack and sometimes I do not.

The research I've read proves that it is benefical to have a 12-18 hour period in a day when you are not eating (mine is from about 8pm at night until 12pm the next day - intermittent fasting). I have done my research and THIS WORKS FOR ME. It may not work for you.

In the end it is about the quality of your foods and your caloric intake, whether you look at them on a daily basis or a weekly average.

Also, have you tried green smoothies? I recommend smoothies you make yourself (I get 4 servings of fruits and veggies in my smoothies) and through it in a thermos so I can take it with me without worrying about it going bad.

There are solutions. Try different things and think outside the box and you will find something that works for you.

JessicaRT 08-30-2010 01:18 AM

ah okay So if I eat a lot on my lunch that will be sufficient. I've always heard its best to eat small meals throughout the day to keep your metabolism up.. but I hate eating before bed..

Meeky2004 08-30-2010 01:30 AM

Risssa I'm with you with the smoothies. I like to juice my veggies and fruits for a quick breakfast in the morning. I used to skip breakfast all the time, but you all know how bad that is.

I'm down to 195 as of today!

Risssa 08-30-2010 11:48 AM

JessicaRT - the idea that eating frequent meals keeps your metabolism up is outdated. I believe you have be 36 hours without food before you metabolism drops (not 2-4 hours).

That is often suggested for a habit reason not a biological reason. Some people need to eat frequently otherwise they think they are going without food and then justify over doing it. Biologically you can eat 1-2 meals and be fine or you can eat 5-6 meals. The trick is to find out what works for you.

Tomorrow is weigh in day. I'll still be in the 190s but maybe in a week or two I'll have to switch threads ;)

Keep up the good work ladies!

abluvion 08-30-2010 11:55 AM

There are some people who need to eat every few hours for biological reasons, so let's not start talking hard and fast rules here :) For instance people with sugar sensitivity (hypo or hyperglycemia, diabetics, etc) need to eat regularly to keep their blood sugar in a correct place.

I think the general best way of thinking about it is to trust your body. If you are meeting your caloric needs and aren't hungry at 8pm, don't eat! If you're ravenous, your body is asking you to feed it, so have a snack. Etc.


I'm 198 this morning, so still have most of the 'decade' to go... But last Wednesday I was 199.8 so I'm making progress!

Risssa 08-31-2010 03:50 PM

How is everyone doing?

So today is my weigh in day....and I am now 191.2. If I keep up the good work, this might be my last week in this thread!

It is an overcast and rainy day here. I enjoy the fall, but I enjoy it most in October....not in August! Looking forward to the long weekend.

Meeky2004 08-31-2010 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Risssa (Post 3461196)
How is everyone doing?

So today is my weigh in day....and I am now 191.2. If I keep up the good work, this might be my last week in this thread!

It is an overcast and rainy day here. I enjoy the fall, but I enjoy it most in October....not in August! Looking forward to the long weekend.

Excellent Risssa!:carrot: I down to 192 myself and I'm ecstatic, I haven't been this weight since high school. Maybe I'll be switching threads with you soon too :D Keep up the good work girls!

Risssa 08-31-2010 10:18 PM

I'll keep my eye out for you!

abluvion 09-01-2010 08:37 AM

I'm down 2.6 this week, hovering just above 197. Getting into the mid-190s and away from the dreaded 200!

Meeky2004 09-03-2010 09:00 AM

Excellent abluvion!!! :carrot: How is everyone else doing? I'm weighing myself this weekend. I hope to see a big 189, fingers crossed :D


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