Weight and Resistance Training - BFL: Apr 13-19

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04-13-2009, 12:34 PM
Hi all!

Well, I got in a major lbwo and lb housecleaning workout yesterday and got a new low on the scale today. Today is an ubwo for me, no cardio, but my legs - even tho they got worked yesterday - are screaming that 'we need to be exercised' song. Kind of achy, crampy, but not the same as doms.

I realize some of you will be finishing up with week 12 this week - is there anyone still here who started originally and is on week 12 now? As you guys know, I lost my way in week 9 and went back and repeated weeks 8 and 9 and am now firmly and successfully in week 10. So 3 more weeks for me. But strangely enough, I've been thinking very little about the weeks left or week number I'm on since I got back on track. I didn't even realize I was no longer thinking of it that way until yesterday when I wasn't sure for a moment what week I was on and how much was left. I was saying to myself, well, a lifetime is left, it's no longer like I'm stretching to complete a race, it just IS. That was a pretty cool realization.

Have a good week everyone!

04-13-2009, 02:32 PM
I'm like you sportsmom, it's a lifestyle and I'm sticking with it...

Saturday and Sunday were clean eatings but not portioned control, so the scale was up today. Up from what I really don't know because I weigh the same as when I started 12 weeks ago :shrug: too many of these unreliable days, my own fault...

Today is a good day, I did some Yoga this morning, I will run this afternoon it's really nice out, a bit on the cool side but :sunny:, my favourite kind of day...

Onward and downward this week :yes: ... Summer and short season is coming way too fast....

04-13-2009, 05:31 PM
I have no idea what week I'm on, so we'll just assume it's week 1 all over again. :o I'm having a problem today, someone keeps stuffing Dove chocolate eggs in my mouth :mad:.....wait, that's me. I'm stress eating, and I know it. I've got to get back on track. No workout yet today for me. The pollen fairy has blanketed this area and it's all I can do to remain upright with the various drugs I've taken (OTC allergy, not recreational ;)), I slept in until 7 vs. getting up at 4:15 to go to the gym. The next 2 weeks I'll be covering for a co-worker, so I'll be stressed out.

04-13-2009, 06:03 PM
Glad to hear I'm not the only one making poor food choices lately. Those in the Meal thread know my challenge stringing on plan days together. But today is a new day and a new week and so far so good.

Do we want to keep a separate meal thread going?

Dixie, sometimes ya just gotta sleep in. Hope the symptoms improve soon.
Fran, great job with the strength gains!

Ilene, I can't believe 12 weeks have gone by. What a lesson! I'm braving the scale in the am....but I sure havent't improved much. My goal was the size small scrub pants and I didn't even try them on. I'm discouraged with my food choices. I don't know why I do that to myself. But today is good.

04-14-2009, 04:50 PM
Great lbwo this morning, still not totally with it on food choices. I'm going to make myself so sick if I keep it up that I may never want to eat again. :D

04-14-2009, 05:08 PM
Dee, what's going on in your head that you want to eat this junk instead of seeing a new number on the scale this week or a new size in your pants?


04-14-2009, 05:14 PM
Dee, what's going on in your head that you want to eat this junk instead of seeing a new number on the scale this week or a new size in your pants?


Thanks Fran. :hug: I really don't know why I'm eating like this all of a sudden. I'm a long time stress eater, so I think the combination of a couple of disagreements with Jeff, and work issues are causing it to flare up. From this point on everything I put in my mouth is going to be a choice. I did not work this hard to regain the weight over one week. :p

04-14-2009, 06:07 PM
Dee, what's going on in your head that you want to eat this junk instead of seeing a new number on the scale this week or a new size in your pants?


Yesterday was a good day but I woke up to a scale number that is higher than when I started this challenge :faint: ... go figure :rolleyes:

Today was a good day, ran for 30 mins this afternoon and will do LBWO tonight.. It's all good :D

04-14-2009, 06:28 PM
:tape: <---- That's me now. No more eating whatever I want or eating junk just becuase it's there. I finally figured it out when I looked at my calendar. It's PMS. Sometime within the next 7-10 days TOM is due. I spent so many years with 36-42 day cycles (the one symptom of PCOS I loved) that this every 28 day thing is really throwing me for a curve. Once I lost the majority of the extra weight, my cycle became more regular, but the PMS seems worse because now it's every month. I should have figured it out when I wanted something salty.

04-14-2009, 06:37 PM
Same here Dee. I didn't have pcos, but bc of the extra weight (fat cells release & store estrogen) I never was prompted to ovulate. Now I'm a 28 day'er and it's weird.

Look, I'm only so hard on you bc you're a BFL convert and a fellow bluey. We have alot in common and have to stick together thruout this, right?!! Just walk away from the eggs - you absolutely can do some serious damage in a few days, just think about my week 8/9 redo. If that's what you want to do then fine, but do it over some steak and baked potatoes, not over junky candy that doesn't really taste all that good anyway. :D Love Ya!

04-14-2009, 10:28 PM
I've been struggling too, Dee, and have been very annoyed and arguing with myself and avoiding the scale. I drew the line in the sand today and got back on the scale. Today is Day 2 POP. I know it is hard, but you can do it. Can you throw the candy away?

BTW, I started a slightly different accountability thread for this week and wanted to post a link here, so here:


04-15-2009, 03:29 PM
Checking in while I can today. Yesterdays kick in the pants was just what I needed, I've been POP today.

04-15-2009, 11:34 PM
:bravo: Way to go!!

04-16-2009, 12:24 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: Dixied!!

04-16-2009, 06:32 PM
Day 2 of the Easter Egg Detox is going well. I was down a pound this morning, but I still have several to go before I hit my "holding" weight.

04-17-2009, 05:44 AM

Yesterdays report: did 15 min treadmill run in the morning, 2.6 km, and I did another hour of cardio in the evening. Very annoiing: someone took my shoes from the lockerroom at the gym so I had to go home in my gym shoes! I really hate that, these were my work shoes so I'll have to get new ones.

m1 yoghurt
m2 half sandiwch
m3: half sandwich & soup
m4: 5 crackers with gorgonzola, 2 hb eggs, tomato
m5: salad
m6: lots of died cranberries.

This morning I am ravenous. Very difficult to keep to my eating plan.
m1: yoghurt
m2: cc + cherries
m3: sandwich
m4: yoghurt
m5 ? maybe salad

have a great day all,

04-17-2009, 09:49 AM
Someone took your shoes? I'm sorry.....that's a bummer.....

Well I did so good yesterday. So good that I thought---a reeses peanut butter egg won't kill me.....and then I had 2 more and a piece of cake. Dinner wound up being turnip greens with eggs and chile....my calories for the day are okay, but I know that I am eating for muscle and a lovely midsection, and those choices won't help me get there.

Note to self:do not reward on plan behavior with reeses pnb eggs. :doh:

Have a great day ladies!

04-17-2009, 01:47 PM
MIdwife, you are here by sentenced to Dee's jail. She knows how to break you of your evil-egg habit!! :nono:

Doing well here. Had 2 events to go to this week and the clothes are getting tooo biiiigggg!! This is the really fun part of this whole effort, that the next time you wear something it is too baggy. I'm trying not to think of the waste factor (after all, it's better than wasting my life). I'm wearing pants I haven't worn since 2004!! :carrot:

04-17-2009, 05:23 PM
4rabbit, that is VERY annoying losing ones shoes ...
sportmom Way to go on the baggy clothes :bravo: ...
midwife :coach: step away from the eggs ... But I know where you're coming from, why do we insist on rewarding ourselves with food :frypan:

It's funny, that even at 52, when I visit my parents, sometimes not all the time, I walk in the door right to the cookie corner... That's what I did today, ate 6 cookies grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ... I made a better choice this afternoon had CC and triscuits ... Life goes on...

04-19-2009, 01:16 PM
I will not be posting a gain this week afterall! :carrot: My jail sentence has been commuted, I guess. Wogged 6 miles this morning, even after a night out with DH. Okay, we we're old folks and were home well before 10pm. ;) A co-workers daughter was getting married, and while we were dressed up I made DH go get our pictures taken. He wasn't happy, but he complied. The entire picture taking ordeal was a lesson in humility. After all the compliments I recieved from co-workers and forum friends, I thought I looked pretty good. WRONG! I look huge in the pictures. The photographer didn't give us and instructions like they normally do. Not sit up straight, tilt you head, nothing. Lousy experience, I'll be writing to the store management. :( There was 1 decent photo. I had a friend take a picture at the reception, so hopefully it turns out better. I doubt I can get DH in a tie again any time soon.

Off to plant some veggies.

04-20-2009, 12:15 AM
Dixied -- please posts pics I love pics!!