100 lb. Club - Holy ****! I'm definitely back on the wagon




Naytally
07-14-2008, 02:06 PM
Since Wednesday I have lost about 6 pounds. My weight loss had been stalling a lot recently (well, I say recently, but its more like over the last 5 months, blah!) but I made a commitment to myself that I wanted to stay on plan while I had 3 days off of work last week and then the weekend free, so I weighed myself on Wednesday morning, I was 282, and when I weighed myself on Sunday morning, I was 276! I haven't been in the 270's since I was in freshman year of high school!

This brings my total weight loss to 29 pounds. 1.5 more pounds and I will have lost 10% of my highest weight, which was 305.

All I did was follow my calorie restriction guidelines and stick to my micro-nutrient planning and I broke through the horrid plateau I had been on for a long time. My motivation came from starting a new weight loss challenge in my community, and the winner gets 50% of the pot that everyone joining had to put $30 into at the beginning. The last challenge we were in, I lost 15 lbs over the course of 12 weeks. By the time tomorrow night comes along, I will have lost about 7-ish pounds, which is about half of what I lost over 12 weeks before hand!

And I know you're all thinking "Its water weight" but, it isn't. Even though I might not have been following my calorie restrictions as much, I was drinking my daily required water (140 oz a day) and making sure I got in all of my vitamins. Only thing I changed was making sure I followed my food intake to a T.

The gym we're (my Fiance & I) joining won't be open until the 17th. I can't wait to see what happens when I get my butt moving!

All I can say is I worship fiber and protein. If the username Fiberlover wasn't already taken, I sure would have it!:dizzy:


fiberlover
07-14-2008, 02:12 PM
All I can say is I worship fiber and protein. If the username Fiberlover wasn't already taken, I sure would have it!:dizzy:

:rofl:

Congrats on getting back on plan and breaking the plateau!

Naytally
07-14-2008, 02:15 PM
Every time I see your username, I giggle and think, boy I can understand that :-P

Thank you for the support! I definitely take a lot of what you say to heart, and some advice you've given to other users has definitely come into play in my diet :)


pigginpodgey
07-14-2008, 03:47 PM
WTG!! Great job on getting the weight moving again, and great that you are feeling so focused and motivated. keep it up!!

JennyG
07-14-2008, 03:52 PM
Good Job!!!!!Keep going chicky, you'll look great on your wedding day!!

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skinnyinsideout
07-14-2008, 03:57 PM
I see you wrote "All I did was follow my calorie restriction guidelines and stick to my micro-nutrient planning".

What are these things? I've been stuck on a plateau myself and am looking for any help I can get! What does micro nutrient planning mean??

Also - congrats to you - that is so awesome!!

Maven of Mayhem
07-14-2008, 08:48 PM
Woohoo, you! That's awesome! Glad to see you're starting to drop the pounds again! :)

PhotoChick
07-14-2008, 09:20 PM
Yay you!!!! :)

That's an awsome way to break a plateau!

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TechieMom
07-14-2008, 10:20 PM
That's excellent!

Beverlyjoy
07-15-2008, 05:49 AM
:woohoo:

Yippee....and good for you. Breaking thru a plateau is major. I am so happy for your renewed vigor!

Naytally
07-15-2008, 09:28 AM
I've been stuck on a plateau myself and am looking for any help I can get! What does micro nutrient planning mean??

Micronutrient planning is basically breaking down your daily calories into grams of fat, protein, carbs and fiber. I eat about 20% of my calories in Fat, 40% in Protein and 40% in Carbs. I also get about 30-40 grams of fiber on a daily basis. Its not as hard as a lot of people think, either. :)

That is the basic definition Fitday gave when I signed up, but other people consider micronutrients to be vitamins and minerals.

JulieJ08
07-15-2008, 11:26 AM
Micronutrient planning is basically breaking down your daily calories into grams of fat, protein, carbs and fiber. I eat about 20% of my calories in Fat, 40% in Protein and 40% in Carbs. I also get about 30-40 grams of fiber on a daily basis. Its not as hard as a lot of people think, either. :)

That is the basic definition Fitday gave when I signed up, but other people consider micronutrients to be vitamins and minerals.

Yeah, I was gonna say, "macronutrients" *is* protein, fat and carbs. I'll have to go look what FitDay says.

Naytally
07-15-2008, 01:31 PM
Yeah, I was gonna say, "macronutrients" *is* protein, fat and carbs. I'll have to go look what FitDay says.

Is it "ma" or "mi"

I dont have my fitday computer right now so I can't look. If its MA I feel so silly now.

lalique
07-16-2008, 02:57 AM
Congrats! On the weight loss and the engagment. :)

ROMANS828
07-16-2008, 03:21 AM
Hello to everyone. i am new to the site. just starting back on the journey. it's amazing how much better I feel to be "in control." even though I am technically 100+ pounds overweight, I just want to lose 50 right now. I can't even imagine being under 200 at this point. but, I am committed and I am just gonna take it pound by pound. everyone stay strong!

Naytally
07-16-2008, 09:02 AM
Hello to everyone. i am new to the site. just starting back on the journey. it's amazing how much better I feel to be "in control." even though I am technically 100+ pounds overweight, I just want to lose 50 right now. I can't even imagine being under 200 at this point. but, I am committed and I am just gonna take it pound by pound. everyone stay strong!

The best thing I ever did was realize that it is definitely easier to take weight loss pound by pound, not try your entire goal all at once.

JulieJ08
07-16-2008, 10:47 AM
Is it "ma" or "mi"

I dont have my fitday computer right now so I can't look. If its MA I feel so silly now.

I don't know what FitDay says, but protein, carbs and fat have always been referred to as macronutrients. Macro, as in "big" broad categories and things you need in large amounts. As opposed to micro, as in "small" more detailed categories, things you need in smalled amounts. If FitDay is calling protein/carb/fat "micro" that would be really strange.