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Old 03-27-2008, 08:07 AM   #1
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Accountability: Actions that reflect the integrity of the person you want to be.

This is our new Age 50+ NON-Challenge thread.

This is NOT a Challenge - it is a place for us to record our daily behaviors (behaviours) toward being personally responsible for our EFFORTS.

NOTE: we cannot control our OUTCOMES - weight - however, we can control our EFFORTS - daily actions aimed at losing/maintaining weight.

If you want to give this thread a try, just post 1 message on this thread. Each day during the month of April, the Age 50+ ladies are invited to add to their original message (using the "edit" button) by updating information about actions they have taken toward meeting their goal of losing/maintaining weight.

There is no 1 format - feel free to be creative. If you miss days/weeks - NO problem - just stop back when you can. The winners on this thread are all of us who continue to work toward being accountable for our actions!

Hope to see you all in April,


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Old 03-27-2008, 08:13 AM   #2
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Personal Information:
Weight beginning DP - 185
Weight as of 4/1/08 - 148.2
Interim Goal Weight - 140
Age - 62 (63 this month)

Weight loss journey -
1st 10 pounds - March 15, 2007 - June 15, 2007 (3 months)
2nd 10 pounds - June 15, 2007 - September 20, 2007 (3 months)
3rd 10 pounds - Sept 20, 2007 - February 20, 2008 (5 months)
4th 10 pounds - Feb 20 2008 - ?
Lowest weight this journey - 145.8

April Accountability Efforts - track weight (on date), track exercise (from day before date), track calories (from day before date), track "unplanned after-dinner-eating" on this Accountability Thread; Average below 1300 calories/day; Exercise on 6 days/wk.



April 1 - wt 148.2; calories 1447; exercise 50 min; binge.
April 2 - wt 149.2; calories 1300; exercise 50 min; binge
April 3 - wt 148.4; calories 1301; exercise 50 min; binge
April 4 - wt 148.4; calories 1268; exercise 0 min; NEAD
April 5 - wt 148.8; calories 1035; exercise 0 min; NEAD
April 6 - wt 148.2; calories 1158; exercise 55 min; NEAD
April 7 - wt 147.2; calories 1238; exercise 90 min; NEAD
April 8 - wt 147.4; calories 1175; exercise 55 min; ate
April 9 - wt 148.8; calories 1711; exercise 60 min; binge
April 10 - wt 147.8; calories 1201; exercise 0 min; NEAD
April 11 - wt 148.2; calories 1217; exercise 55 min; NEAD
April 12 - wt 149.2; calories 1701 exercise 60 min; wine
April 13 - wt 149.8; calories 1212; exercise 55 min; NEAD
April 14 - wt 149.2; calories 968; exercise 56 min; ate
April 15 - wt 148.4; calories 1194; exercise 15-min test min; NEAD
April 16 - wt 147.4; calories 1073; exercise 54 min; ate
April 17 - wt 148.0; calories 1241; exercise 0 min; NEAD
April 18 - wt 148.0; calories 1204; exercise 90 min; ate
April 19 - wt 148.4; calories 1487; exercise 0 min; ate
April 20 - wt 147.8; calories 1214; exercise 45 min; ate
April 21 - wt 148.4; calories 1047; exercise 55 min; ate
April 22 - wt 148.4; calories 1135; exercise 0 min; NEAD
April 23 - wt 148.4; calories 1429; exercise 30 min; binge
April 24 - wt 147.6; calories 987; exercise 0 min; ate
April 25 - wt 147.4; calories 1030; exercise 30 min; ate
April 26 - wt 147.6; calories 1216; exercise 0 min; ate
April 27 - wt 147.6; calories 1266; exercise 30 min; ate
April 28 - wt 146.6; calories 1046; exercise 0 min; NEAD
April 29 - wt 145.8; calories 1181; exercise 30 min; ate
April 30 - wt 147.2; calories 1225; exercise 0 min; ate

SUMMARY - Lost a pound this month, but did see the 145's for one day. Did pretty bad with my no eating after dinner. Maybe I just need to figure out a low-calorie snack to eat after dinner.




Bounce Chart past 180 days

155 – 28
154 – 35
153 – 28
152 – 10
151 – 11
150 - 21
149 - 15
148 - 17
147 - 13
146 - 1
145 - 1


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Starting Weight: 234.2
All time high: 243 7/2003
First long-range goal: 160

Current low: 168.6

Current tactics:
Diet: Fast on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Try to limit calories to reasonable amounts on other days.
Exercise: Very limited as lower back is acting up.


April 1 Weight: 170.4 Calories: 1398
April 2 Weight: Caories:

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Okay . . . Here I am . . . Staking my claim to this spot for APRIL . . . . . . Details to follow.

As mentioned in the daily chat threads, I've been having a terrible time with TREATS (mostly sweets; but sometimes things like high fat meats and pasta) -- and TRIGGER FOODS (peanut butter, chocolate, ice cream, refined carbs; there's definitely an overlap between the two). This has been going on pretty regularly since the beginning of December.

So for APRIL I'm going to post the following items: Daily Weight / Net Calories / % from Net Carbs/ % from Fat / % from Protein / and the notation NOTT (standing for NO TREATS OR TRIGGERS) or (meaning I indulged myself). Hopefully this will work as well for me as my NOCW (No CoolWhip) campaign last October which turned out very well indeed. I can honestly count on my fingers the number of times I've had any CW (or real whipped cream) since then. So, I've got my for this campaign, too.

Other than that -- trying to average 1400 to 1500 (or lower) net calories; with 40-50% Carbohydrates, and 25-30% each of Fat and Protein -- hopefully, the weight will average down a little, too.


Date . . . . Weight . . . Calories . . . Carb % . . . Fat % . . . Protein % . . . Note

April 01 . . . 228.6 . . . . 1231 . . . . . 39% . . . . . 29% . . . . . 33% . . . . . . NOTT
April 02 . . . 226.2 . . . . 1212 . . . . . 54% . . . . . 21% . . . . . 25% . . . . . . NOTT
April 03 . . . 227.8 . . . . 1507 . . . . . 34% . . . . . 28% . . . . . 38% . . . . . . NOTT
April 04 . . . 227.8 . . . . 1228 . . . . . 47% . . . . . 38% . . . . . 15% . . . . . . NOTT
April 05 . . . 226.2 . . . . 1529 . . . . . 37% . . . . . 29% . . . . . 34% . . . . . . NOTT
April 06 . . . 226.2 . . . . 1056 . . . . . 55% . . . . . 17% . . . . . 28% . . . . . . NOTT
April 07 . . . 226.0 . . . . 1705 . . . . . 37% . . . . . 34% . . . . . 29% . . . . . . NOTT
April 08 . . . 225.8 . . . . 1374 . . . . . 33% . . . . . 35% . . . . . 32% . . . . . . NOTT
April 09 . . . 224.4 . . . . 1378 . . . . . 38% . . . . . 38% . . . . . 24% . . . . . . NOTT
April 10 . . . 226.0 . . . . 2101 . . . . . 38% . . . . . 43% . . . . . 19% . . . . . . ??
April 11 . . . 224.6 . . . . 1335 . . . . . 34% . . . . . 26% . . . . . 39% . . . . . . NOTT
April 12 . . . 224.6 . . . . 1342 . . . . . 51% . . . . . 23% . . . . . 26% . . . . . . NOTT
April 13 . . . 223.8 . . . . 1373 . . . . . 34% . . . . . 29% . . . . . 37% . . . . . . NOTT
April 14 . . . 224.8 . . . . 1640 . . . . . 39% . . . . . 31% . . . . . 30% . . . . . . NOTT
April 15 . . . 224.6 . . . . 1225 . . . . . 40% . . . . . 31% . . . . . 29% . . . . . . NOTT
April 16 . . . 222.4 . . . . 1253 . . . . . 40% . . . . . 27% . . . . . 33% . . . . . . NOTT
April 17 . . . 224.8 . . . . 1185 . . . . . 37% . . . . . 43% . . . . . 20% . . . . . . NOTT
April 18 . . . 223.4 . . . . 1467 . . . . . 30% . . . . . 41% . . . . . 29% . . . . . . NOTT
April 19 . . . 222.8 . . . . 1105 . . . . . 63% . . . . . 14% . . . . . 24% . . . . . . NOTT
April 20 . . . 222.8 . . . . 1617 . . . . . 26% . . . . . 41% . . . . . 33% . . . . . . ??
April 21 . . . 223.8 . . . . 2026 . . . . . 54% . . . . . 28% . . . . . 19% . . . . . .
April 22 . . . 225.0 . . . . 1326 . . . . . 43% . . . . . 23% . . . . . 34% . . . . . . NOTT
April 23 . . . 225.4 . . . . 1539 . . . . . 40% . . . . . 23% . . . . . 37% . . . . . . NOTT
April 24 . . . 225.8 . . . . 1474 . . . . . 41% . . . . . 23% . . . . . 36% . . . . . . NOTT
April 25 . . . 223.8 . . . . 1406 . . . . . 48% . . . . . 19% . . . . . 32% . . . . . . NOTT
April 26 . . . 224.6 . . . . 1424 . . . . . 46% . . . . . 23% . . . . . 31% . . . . . . NOTT
April 27 . . . 224.2 . . . . 1374 . . . . . 40% . . . . . 25% . . . . . 35% . . . . . . NOTT
April 28 . . . 223.2 . . . . 1281 . . . . . 42% . . . . . 24% . . . . . 34% . . . . . . NOTT
April 29 . . . 224.2 . . . . 1284 . . . . . 42% . . . . . 33% . . . . . 25% . . . . . . NOTT
April 30 . . . 222.4 . . . . 1621 . . . . . 44% . . . . . 24% . . . . . 32% . . . . . . NOTT

Overall, I'm pretty happy with April and think I met all my goals quite nicely. Of course, I wish I hadn't decided to base my ticker changes on the monthly average of my weight, because I certainly like that April 30th 222.4 better than the 224.9 average, but who knows, next month it could be that the average is better than the end.

Averages. . 224.9 . . . . 1422 . . . . . 41% . . . . . 29% . . . . . 30% . . . . . . NOTT 27/30
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Here I am!

I've been dieting forever it seems and have lost and regained so many times...in recent months, I've been basically stable..up and down a few pounds but never really losing. If I quit trying though I immediately start gaining so I keep trying. I am determined to NEVER quit trying...for my health and so I can find clothes to fit. The way I carry my weight makes this very difficult! I have made a lot of progress in the way I think about food and eating recently so hopefully I will see some change even more change in my behavior and eventually in my weight if I just keep trying, esp with the support of this site. I am so happy to have found you nce ladies!!

Personal Information:
Startingweight on 3FC:169.5
Weight as of 3/29/08: 165
Short-term goal: 145 (hopefully by Sept but even 150 would make me happy!)
Utimate Goal: 130 - I think
Age - 65

I will be tracking my weight, calories consumed and exercise.

April 1 -
Weight: 166.5 lbs (up 2.5# from yesterday!) Not surprised as I got too many calories yesterday...ate more after posting on the March Challenge thread! Was going to edit but saw it was closed.
Exercise: 1 hour 10 min. exercise -yoga stretch and cardio - felt really good getting back to the gym! I could tell all my walking the past three months kept me more fit though as it wasn't so hard getting back into it as last year...last year I walked but not as consistently. The stretching esp felt SO good! But I'm sure I'll be sore for a few days!
Calories: 1584 (well, better than yesterday at least!)

April 2 -
Weight: 165.5
Exercise: 30 min stretch and breathe class and 40 in cardio class - surprisingly I'm not sore today!
Calories: 1242

April 3 -
Weight: 165
Exercise: 30 min yoga stretch and 40 min cardio - a little sore and tired today!
Calories: 1565 too much..my dinner tonight was way too high in calories and fat!
I tried to be careful this evening though.

April 4 -
Weight: 165
Exercise: 40 min cardio
Calories: 1547

April 5-
Weight: 164 WEEKLY WEIGH-IN (yea! It's taken me 2 weeks to get back to this weight and now I hope I can continue to go down, down, down!
Exercise: 30 min 2 mile walk with the Walk off the Pounds video. So proud of myself for doing this!!
Calories: 1366

April 6 -
Weight: 163.5
Exercise: 30 min walking in place
Calories: 1275

April 7 -
Weight: 163.5
Exercise: 30 min stretch and breathe, 40 min cardio
Calories: 1374 Didn't eat any snack tonight as I wilthout thinking had two afternoon snacks and I go to the doctor tomorrow for routine checkup including my A1C (diabetic 3 month test).


April 8 -
Weight: 163
Exercise: 30 min walking in place
Calories: 1599 Had pizza for lunch and 2 small dishes of ice cream!

April 9 -
Weight: 164 (yep, I'm up as a result of yesterdays eating - probably too much sodium as well as calories.)
Exercise: 30 stretch and breathe class, 40 min cardio
Calories: 1333 fasting until after blood draw tomorrow.

April 10 -
Weight: 163.5
Exercise: Lifted light weights for a few minutes.
Calories: 1494 - Whoops had to edit again as I shared a candy bar with my dh.

April 11 -
Weight: 164 (up again!)
Exercise: 40 min cardio
Calories: 1477

April 12 -
Weight: 164 WEEKLY WEIGH-IN - Grr, no weight lost!
Exercise: None
Calories: lost track - way too many! Went to a marrige seminar and it was great but I had a snack there and that seem to start me off with too many calories too early in the day and things went out of control from there! My weight is very high tonght. Just hope it doesn't take me too long to recover from this but it is the first time I've done this badly in quite a while.

April 13 -
Weight: 165!!
Exercise: none unless you count eating! ;-)
Calories: 1980 I feel so stupid as I've probably gained so much this weekend between calories and sodium. See this link for why No S Diet

April 14 -
Weight: 166.5 Well, it's not like it wasn't expected and I'm back to my usual eating...at least so far so good! :-)
Exercise: 30 min stretch and breath and 40 min cardio classes.
Calories: Well, I thought I was back to my usual eating but I ate too much again today!

April 15 -
Weight: 166.5
Exercise: none
Calories: Finding it hard to get back on track. Still eating too much.
Started out well even though had brunch out, but went downhill from there. I don't even want to weigh in the morning! I am very upset with myself.

April 16 -
Weight: 168!! Really hated to post as just hated to see that number jump up again!! I know it's fluid weight gain (4 lbs in 4 days!) but it is a set back as it usually takes me several days to get it down.
Exercise: 30 mins stretch and breathe, 40 min cardo.
Calories: Will post calories later but so far I am doing well today. Once i start eating junk, (between meals, my meals are fine), I have a hard time stoppig but think todays the day. 9:09 pm 1410 cals. Yea! I did SO much better today!!

April 17 -
Weight: 168.5! Still gained but at least I know I'm doing the right things now and it should come down.
Exercise 30 min Yoga Stretch, 40 min cardio.
Calories: 1888 wish I could have posted less calories, but I have to be honest...I am still not completely back on track. But I've been in this situation and know it sometimes takes quite a while to get fully back on track. I'll get there.

April 18 -
Weight: 168.5 Doesn't look like I'm going to drop back down before tomorrow. Still having trouble with too much snacking!
Exercise: none today yet as didn't go to gym. not feeling very well and tired so decided to sleep in.
Calories: Didn't count calories today but suspect was on the high side.

April 19 -
Weight: 169!! WEEKLY WEIGH-IN Well now that I've gained back almost everything I had lost in the past month, I HOPE I will finally get some sense and start eating right again! This is the way I do... up and down...and generally I have no clue why I do it to myself. But I will never give up! I haven't even been checking my bs so also need to get back to that! Today IS THE DAY!!
Exercise: none
Calories: 1156


April 20 -
Weight: 166 lbs.
Exercise: none
Calories: ended up with probably over 2000..way too much! we have a family problem going on and I guess I was a little stressed and kept snacking this afternoon and eve.
BS: I have a hard time remembering to test my bs so will try to be accountable for this here too. 160 2 1/2 hrs after lunch. Too high. And my tummy was grumbling like I was hungry too! Which is why I ended up snacking so much. Strange as I didn't even have that much carb at lunch but now with all the snacking, I think I got too many now.

April 21 -
Weight: 165.5 Pleasant surprise to drop 1/2 lb! I really expected to gain due to the way I ate yesterday.
Exercise: 30 min stretch and breathe and 40 min cardio classes.
Calories: 1181 (NO snacks today! Instead I ate slightly larger meals)
BS: 198 - this is the highest it's ever been!

April 22 -
Weight: 164.5
Exercise: 30 min. yoga stretch and 40 min cardio
Calories: 2280 Another bad eating day! My meals are great, it's just my frequent snacking! But I am determined to get this under control. I know partly I am eating for emotional issues as we are having a family problem right now. felt so much better yesterday when I didn't snack. Had to edit as I realized I consumed even more calories than I though!! Maybe if I see the ugly number here in public for all to see, I'll be ashamed enough to change my eating behavior! I know I can do it because I have done it before.
BS: before lunch 121 doctor thinks my bs may be high due to some eye drops I am taking but of course when I overeat that's part of it too.

April 23- got behind as we've had a lot going on.
Weight: 166
Calories: think it was around 1500, possibly 1600. Went ot a potluck today but I think I did pretty well.
Exercise: 30 min. stretch and breathe, 40 min. cardiac.
BS: can't remember for sure but think it was high once and normal once.

April 24 -
Weight: 165.5
Calories: 1400
Exercise: 30 min. yoga stretch, 40 min cardio
BS: 139 1 hour after having a small pasta sample in a store.

April 25-
Weight: 165
Calories: 1026 (so far) if I eat more will edit again. :-) ETA: I forgot I had some Crystal Light to drnk and a little pc of candy for dessert so total calories was actualy 1111 - still good for me! But I am SO proud of myself tonight! We had pizza and my dh cut it in 8 pcs. and separated his 4 and my 4. He knows I usually eat that much easily. We also had steamed cauliflower (with buttery spray). I ate 2 slices of pizza and a little over a cup of cauliflower. I was tempted to eat the other 2 pizza slices but I knew I wasn't really hungry so I put them in a Tupperware container and quickly put them in the fridge. I told myself I can have them tomorrow for lunch. I haven't told my dh and he will be SO surprised!! LOL
Exercise: 40 min cardio class.
BS: am BS 150H (probably due to the eye med I'm taking but that means I need to watch my carbs even more closely)..later before lunch it was 123 so that's ok.

April 26 -
Weight: 164.5 WEEKLY WEIGH-IN Down 4.5 lbs but still not quite down to where I was when I went on my binge. Sigh!
Exercise:
Calories: 1903 whoops! Had to edit as I got hungry tonight and had a too-hefty snack! Didn't realize it was so many calories until AFTER I drank it. Lesson learned: no matter it's sugar free, fat free, read the labels and find out how many servings in the package. You can still get lots of calories if you think it's one serving and it turns out it was meant to be 4 servings!! Duh! Well, now my wight will probably be up tomorrow again! And I had done so well all day...
BS: forgot what it was but it was good.

April 27 -
Weight: 165 - not too bad considering but hope I can lose more this week.
Exercise: non
Calories: 1509
BS

April 28 -
Weight: 165
Exercise: 30 min. stretch & breathe class, 40 min cardio
Calories: 1426
BS: AM 154H

April 29 -
Weight: 164.5
Exercise: 30 min yoga stretch and 40 min cardio
Calories: 1364
BS:

April 30 -
Weight: 164 If I go per daily weights I lost 1 lb. this month, but if I go by weekly weights I lost only 1/2 lb. That's ok, at least I lost and learned a lot I think.
Exercise: 30 min stretch and breathe, 40 min cardio.
Calories: Today's my dh's birthday and we will be going out to eat so trying to eat lightly this am. ETA: Went out to eat TWICE today!! Not a good day calorie-wise...I estimate about 2723 YIKES!
BS.
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I started on South Beach New Year's Day 07 at 250lbs and by Oct was down 50lbs. Swam off Beach over the holidays and gained about 5lbs. Then Found 3F's and got back to the Beach. Have been checking my intake on Fitday and watching vitamin intake and according BMW should be taking in 1300-1500 calories aday to keep on losing. So am doing same diet 2 ways as a check/balance.
I suspect my Feb stall was because of low calorie intake(did I just say that?) Need to increase water intake,too.

Weight day(Mon).......197lbs

4/01.............OP 1200cal bad water day
4/02.............OP 1350cal good water day
4/03.............OP 1200cal bad water day
4/04.............OP 1560cal good water day
4/05.............OP 1469cal good water day
4/06.............OP 1233cal good water day
4/07.............OP 1490cal good water day weight 196
4/08.............Op 1390cal good water day
4/09.............OP 1488cal good water day
4/10.............OP 1461cal almost good water day
4/11.............POP1411cal good water day Hugh carbo 54%
4/12.............OP 1290cal good water day
4/13.............OP 1437cal good water day
4/14.............OP 1431cal good water day weight 195
4/15.............OP 1462cal good water day
4/16.............OP 1372cal almost good water day
4/17.............Op 1402cal good water day
4/18.............OP 1376cal good water day
4/19.............OP 1332cal good water day
4/20.............OP 1142cal good water day
4/21.............OP 1279cal good water day weight 193
4/22.............OP 1262cal good water day
4/23.............OP 1470cal good water day
4/24.............OP 1434cal good water day
4/25.............OP 1454cal good water day
4/26.............OP 1362cal good water day
4/27.............OP 1294cal good water day
4/28.............OP 1155cal good water day weight 193
4/29.............OP 1310cal good water day
4/30.............OP 1318cal good water day

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I'd like to do this every day if I can. Here goes:

I have decided to add new goals for this month:

*Increase jogging time to 40 minutes by end of April.
*Start riding my stationary bike, starting 5 minutes a day and working up the minutes.
*Lose 5 pounds by end of April (I'll be happy with 2 or 3 but 5 pounds will make me deliriously happy).

My old goals are also still in place:
*Portion size
*No junky snacks
*Eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables a day
*Exercise at least 5 days a week

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April 1
Weight-182 pounds. Weigh in every Saturday morning, stark naked.

April 2
Jogged 36 minutes, did 30 wall push-ups, biked for 5 minutes. All other goals under control. I'd don't know if I ate enough today. I feel hungry but I won't eat as it's almost bedtime.

April 3
Jogged 33 minutes and walked 4 minutes as I took a muscle spasm in my right calf. I'm going to try the bicycle for a few minutes to see if I can manage the peddles. I definitely didn't eat enough yesterday. I was almost faint this morning and took nearly 2 hours after eating to feel energetic enough to jog and then of course I got a spasm.
Update: Did 30 wall push-ups and 5 minutes on the bike. Peddling didn't hurt my leg.

April 4
37 minutes jogging
30 wall push-ups
6 minutes stationary bike

I've increased my jog by 1 minute and the bike by 1 minute- not much but I don't feel the gradual increases when they are so small. My leg felt much better today but it started to hurt the last 4 minutes again. What's with that? The same thing happened yesterday but yesterday I couldn't finish jogging and had to walk. Too much picking when cooking today. Bought a new scales yesterday but I haven't taken it out of the box yet. Tomorrow is weigh-in day.

April 5
Weight-182 pounds

No exercising today. Need to rest my leg. The spasm in my leg came back today when I was walking around the house so I believe I'll listen to my body. Weighed in this morning on the new scales and the old scales also. Never lost any weight this week. The new scales weigh me heavier so I've changed my weight numbers to correspond.

April 6
Another day without exercise because my leg is still sore. I've been careful today about my portion sizes.

April 7
37 minutes jogging
30 wall push-ups
6 minutes on bike

My leg is not really better but good enough to jog. I tried jogging again today and was able to complete the run although my leg was somewhat sore but not too bad. I ate later than I usually do but it didn't add too much food to my daily limit and that was good. I was doing a vegetarian cooking demonstration and made falafels (sooo good) and oven baked French fries. So, of course, I had some of the stuff I made but it was only sample size portions. Someone at the seminar told me they could see a difference in my size. I was pleased.

April 8
37 minutes jogging mixed with some aerobics because leg is still hurting
30 wall push-ups
6 minutes on bike

I'm finished eating but I'm still hungry. I'm going to eat an apple.

April 9
Gone up a minute with jogging and bike. Leg still hurting. Anyone have an extra, slightly used but in good condition leg I can have for a few dollars?

38 minutes jogging
30 wall push-ups
7 minutes on bike

Today I wore a blouse that I wear quite a bit and it seemed looser this morning. That's good. I hope it just didn't stretch! Weigh in day is getting closer (3 more days) and I've been keeping to my plan all week, so far.

April 10
38 minutes jogging
30 wall push-ups
7 minutes on bike

Right leg feels a bit better today.

April 11
38 minutes jogging
30 wall push-ups
7 minutes on the bike

Tomorrow is my weigh in day and I'm fearful that the little sneak preview from Thursday won't be the same. I don't mind if there are more pounds lost but I do mind if that pesky scale goes up again. About 9 hours to go. I was thinking of donating a pound of margarine to the goodwill center food bank for every pound I loose this month.

April 12
Weight-179 pounds

Drum roll, please, rat-a-tat-tat-tat-tat-tataaaaaa....3 pounds lighter as of this morning.

I'm doing a happy dance. It's been almost month since anything's dropped off this poor old body. And 3 pounds!!! I won't dare to think I'll lose anything this week, probably plateau again. I have more than half the month left to lose 2 more pounds to make my month's weight loss goal. I'm going to donate a pound of margarine, peanut butter, etc for every pound I lose to the local food bank. Yeah!!!!!!!! The food banks are going to really appreciate my weight loss.

38 minutes jogging
30 wall push-ups
8 minutes on bike (up 1 more minute)

April 13
Didn't do much today. Took a exercise holiday and ate some potato chips.

April 14
30 minutes jogging/walking outside-3k. Trying to work up to 5k
30 wall push-ups
8 minutes on bike

Ate well and no junky snacking.

April 15
Went outside again today even though I had some soreness in the thigh area. Now both the inner and outer thighs are sore and burning. The price of "thighs of steel"....sigh....

40 minutes jogging/walking--2.5k jogged, 1k walked
30 wall push-ups
9 minutes on bike

Good eating and no junky snacking.
Had to eat a snack before I went to bed. I was hungry and shaky so I had 2 slices fat-free cheese and about 1/2 slice dry bread. Felt much better.

April 16
40 minutes jogging/walking--3k jogged, .5k walked
30 wall push-ups
9 minutes on bike

Today I jogged 3k without stopping and walked the half kilometre to end the jog. Ate very good today. Hope I ate enough so I won't be starving later tonight.

April 17
Went for a walk today to rest my legs from jogging.

2k walk-28 minutes
30 wall push-ups

Last night I forgot to go on my bike until really late. After I went to bed and couldn't sleep because I was quite awake after the bike "ride." I never fell asleep until 2:30 am. Don't ride late at night! I've been very busy today and didn't get to my bike but I'm skipping that tonight. Two more days until weigh-in day.

April 18
No exercise today. I feel really tired and my legs still hurt and the weather turned cold and I didn't want to walk in the cold. I may go on my bike for a few minutes if it isn't too late. Weigh-in tomorrow morning bright and early.

OK, I did go on my bike for 30 minutes. Plugged my MP3 player into my ears and away I went. Also did 30 wall push-ups.

April 19
Weight-177.5 pounds

Another 1.5 pounds down. I weighed about two hours ago and I was pleasantly surprised to see the half pound. I was expecting a non-loss this week but 1.5 pounds is great. Half pound to go for April's goal of 5 pounds. I see the tracker doesn't do half pounds so it says 5 pounds already. I just ate a hearty breakfast because I'm going to a potluck dinner at lunch time and I don't want to go starving. Better a heavy breakfast and lighter lunch.

OK, I'm back from potluck and to my credit I ate one medium sized plateful of dinner and about 1/3 of that was vegetables. I was going back for seconds but went into the kitchen instead and put my plate in the dishwater. And for dessert I passed up the gooey chocolate marshmallow bars, the trifle and the cupcakes and had one date filled cookie (which was very good) and lots of watermelon.

April 20
A new week, a new beginning. Ten days left. Ten days of good choices. Ten days I'll never have again.

3K jogged/1k walked - 45 minutes
30 wall push-ups
10 minutes on bike

April 21
Trying to start a circuit routine to do every second day instead of jogging/walking every day.

30 counter push-ups (more strenuous than wall push-ups)
10 minutes on bike
10 minutes with exercise band (working up to a 40 minute circuit routine)

April 22
3K jogged/1k walked - 45 minutes
30 counter push-ups
10 minutes on bike

April 23
Started the new circuit workout today

45 minute circuit workout

April 24
3K jogged/1k walked - 45 minutes
30 counter push-ups
10 minutes on bike

April 25
I am not happy because I didn't get my exercise done today. I was supposed to do my circuit but it was so hot in the house this morning I couldn't do it. And by the time it cooled down everyone was home and occupying the space where I exercise. And tomorrow is my weigh in and I ate too many fritters and used up all my food allowance and couldn't eat much more today. Grrrrr.....

April 26
Weight-176.5 pounds

I have now exceeded my April goal of a loss of 5 pounds by 1/2 pound and April's not over yet!

Did 45 minute circuit workout.

April 27
3.5k jogged, 1k walked-50 minutes
30 counter push-ups
12 minutes on bike

Ate a large breakfast but ate very light the remainder of the day-fruit and ff plain yogurt. Not hungry at all.

April 28
45 minute circuit workout.

Also walked around grocery store pushing wheel chair part of the time. Ate some wedge fries but didn't over eat in total.

April 29
3.5k jogged, 1k walked-50 minutes
30 counter push-ups
12 minutes on bike

April 30
Did 45 minute circuit workout.

I think its good to go back and evaluate this month-to analyze what worked/didn't work and make it a tool for next month's weight loss. Looking at my goals for this past month I can make this assessment of what was successful.

Increase jogging time to 40 minutes by end of April and start riding my stationary bike, starting 5 minutes a day and working up the minutes.
Lose 5 pounds by end of April
Portion size
No junky snacks
Eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables a day
Exercise at least 5 days a week (I jogged/walked 63.5 kilometres and biked 16.8 kilometres)


I had to work really hard to make sure I ate enough fruits and vegetables. I did most of the time but this goal was the least successful. I found out that I need to eat more food to feel satisfied but that's a goal for next month. I also found out that morning was the best time for me to exercise.

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Date . . . . Weight . . . Calories . . . Carb % . . . Fat % . . . Protein % . . . Note

April 01 . . . 228.6 . . . . 1231 . . . . . 39% . . . . . 29% . . . . . 33% . . . . . . NOTT
April 02 . . . 226.2 . . . . 1212 . . . . . 54% . . . . . 21% . . . . . 25% . . . . . . NOTT
April 03 . . . 227.8 . . . . 1507 . . . . . 34% . . . . . 28% . . . . . 38% . . . . . . NOTT
April 04 . . . 227.8 . . . . 1228 . . . . . 47% . . . . . 38% . . . . . 15% . . . . . . NOTT
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Let's see if I can do it correctly this time!

Method - 1200 calories per day - weigh-ins on Saturdays. So my first weigh-in was actually March 29 - 290.5.

April 4, 2008 - A good Friday! All week, 1200 calories or a smidge less, but never over my caloric goal. Weigh in tomorrow! (1190 calories)
April 5, 2008 - Weigh-in 287. Down 3.5 pounds this week! Woo Hoo! (894 calories)
April 6, 2008 - Ahh Sunday! Nothin' doin today! (722 calories) I need to eat more, but quite frankly the salads I make for myself are gigantic (or at least to me they are)!
April 7, 2008 - Dentist! No solid foods from about 11am today until around 10am Wednesday. (1013 calories)
April 8, 2008 - Nothin' goin' on - Decided I need some mini goals. First one is be 278 by May 1. Go back to dentist in the morning! Yeah! Then back to solid food! 22 days to mini-goal. (1070 calories)
April 9, 2008 - Woo Hoo! I can eat again (well, sort of). (1114 calories)
April 10, 2008 - Beautiful day today! (850 calories)
April 11, 2008 - Visit doctor today for meds check. Interview for a job at RiteAid. Weigh tomorrow!! (1183 calories)
April 12, 2008 - Went to gym, first time in I can't remember how long. Walked 1.0 mi @ 2.0mph. Weight 283.5. Another 3.5 lbs bites the dust! (1153 calories)
April 13, 2008 - Went to gym, 1.0mi @ 2.2mph. Took my son to St. John's for an overnight visit. (727 calories)
April 14, 2008 - Went to gym, 1.0mi @ 2.2mph. Went into NYC. (1193 calories)
April 15, 2008 - (1007 calories)
April 16, 2008 - Beautiful day outside, took in a high school baseball game. Sat in the grass, almost 70 degrees, it was nice just to get outside again. (702 calories)
April 17, 2008 - Another beautiful day, finally! Supposed to have 3 or 4 in a row! Nothing happening today. (968 calories)
April 18, 2008 - Going to high school baseball game, sit out in the fresh air! Weigh in tomorrow! (1102 calories)
April 19, 2008 - Went to gym, 1 mi @ 2.5 mph ... Weight - 280 (another 3.5 lost) Woo Hoo! (1108 calories)
April 20, 2008 - Well.. I must have forgotten to log something I ate because I show just 605 calories for the day. That couldn't be right. Oh well.
April 21, 2008 - Went to gym, 1 mi @2.5 mph (1136 calories)
April 22, 2008 - This is the first time since I started this change that I've gone over my calorie limit. I knew I was going to, but... (there really is no but LOL) It was the first day we could actually cook out. I love grilled hot dogs! The change is that I got healthier hot dogs! I bought the lower calorie ones, the lower calorie buns - I checked the chili and the cheese and actually what should have been 2 servings, I turned into 1 (the one serving of chili and cheese was spread over the 2 hot dogs). At least I'm making better choices. I could have had only the 1 hot dog, but I haven't had a grilled hot dog in about 8 months!! I missed it!! I do feel guilty for going over, but if I can continue to make healthy choices I should be okay! (1326 calories)
April 23, 2008 - Eeek! We had to go to a funeral today - ate way too much at the wake. I don't have a clue as to how many calories... back OP tomorrow.
April 24, 2008 - Back OP - (1061 calories)
April 25, 2008 - (1193 calories)
April 26, 2008 - Went to the gym, walked and rode the exercise bike - I think I like that! Weighed in - ~drum roll~ 275.5 .. I am 100 pounds from my goal. I can hardly believe it! (1159 calories)
April 27, 2008 - Went to the gym, walked 1 mi @ 2.5 mph - (1036 calories)
April 28, 2008 - (1052 calories)
April 29, 2008 - (862 calories)
April 30, 2008 - Well, I made it a complete 30 days ... Boy - Sometimes I even amaze myself. Countless times I've started a diet, countless times I've quit. Now that I look back on the past 30 days I see what I need to do extra - exercise more ... I go with my husband twice a week to the gym, I need to up that another day or two ... Good bye 27 pounds - don't EVER come back! (1196 calories)


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Met first mini-goal - 278 by May 1 on April 26, 2008.

Second "mini-goal" 265 by Memorial Day, 2008.


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Hokay -
Let's see if I can do it correctly this time!

Since I only weigh weekly, that's probably how I'll post my accountability -

Method - 1200 calories per day - weigh-ins on Saturdays. So my last weigh-in was actually on March 29 - 290.5.

April 4, 2008 - A good Friday! All week, 1200 calories or a smidge less, but never over my caloric goal. Weigh in tomorrow! Today - 1190 calories.


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Hi Karen,

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Diet: Calorie counting - stay below 1400 cals
Exercise: 4-5 hrs. per week - as much variety as I can work into my schedule
Goal: 142 lbs (lb. per week)

Back from Vacation April 6th

6th - 1121 cals
7th - 1202 cals
8th - 1276 cals
9th - 1173 cals
10th - 1297 cals, weight 145.4 lbs
11th - 1075 cals
12th - 1119 cals - exercise for the week - 360 minutes - weight 144.8
13th - 1110 cals
14th - 1249 cals
15th - 1117 cals
16th - 1097 cals - weight 143.8 (normal BMI )
17th - 981 cals
18th - 1178 cals
19th - 1067 cals - weight 143.4 - 440 minutes
20th - 1189 cals
21st - 1161 cals
22nd - 1254 cals - weight 142.8
23rd - 1064 cals
24th - 1264 cals
25th - 1143 cals
26th - 1245 cals - weight - 142.4 - 425 minutes
27th - 1123 cals
28th - 1112 cals
29th - 1143 cals - weight 141.8
30th - 1043 cals
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Diet: Calorie counting - stay below 1400 cals
Exercise: 4-5 hrs. per week - as much variety as I can work into my schedule
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6th - 1121 cals
Hi Laurie,

I'm running to catch you -- However, don't think I'll be at a steady 146 until end of month & then I'm off to England --- uh oh.

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Exercise Time Distance Diet Water
4/12 elliptical.....30 mins .75 mile.....good day.....6 glasses
4/13 elliptical.....30 mins .81 mile.....good day.....7 glasses
4/14 walk..........15 mins .25 miles...good day......8 glasses
4/15 elliptical.....30 mins .82 mile.....okay day......8 glasses
4/16 elliptical.....30 mins .77 mile.....great day.....6 glasses
4/17 walk..........15 mins .25 mile.....okay day......6 glasses
4/18 none.......... 0 mins...................bad day......6 glasses
4/19 6 hours yard clean-up..............good day......6 glasses
4/20 4 hours yard clean-up..............good day......6 glasses
4/21 elliptical.....30 mins .79 mile....good day.......8 glasses
4/22 elliptical.....30 mins .80 mile....great day......8 glasses lost 1 lb.
4/23 walking.....40mins .75 mile....good day.......6 glasses
4/24 elliptical....30mins .76 mile....good day.......8 glasses
4/25 housework.60mins ....good day.......8 glasses
4/26 walking.....50mins .50 mile....very bad........6 glasses
4/27 elliptical....30mins .79 mile....good day.......8 glasses
4/28 elliptical....30mins .79 mile....good day.......8 glases
4/29 elliptical....30mins .75 mile....good day.......8 glasses Lost 2 lbs.
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Hi Lori - you're NOT late - just in time. Like you, I'm a teacher (I teach online graduate courses to teachers who want to get into administration) and also like you, I eat pretty much according to SB.

For this Ac****ability thread, just click on the edit button under your original post & add whatever you want to add each day.

If you want to chat, I post on the Golden Girls thread & we'd be happy to see you there.

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