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envelope
08-06-2011, 02:53 PM
This thread is for anyone working their way out of the 160s. We can do this together!!

I just left the 170's and really enjoyed that thread.


linJber
08-07-2011, 12:43 AM
I hope to be in here with you soon! I've been following you down the decades, it seems. One of the bands we saw today (well, Saturday) at the Jazz and Blues fest was from Pittsburgh. Mahajibee Blues Band. They were fantastic. Have you ever seen them? If you have a chance, take it!

Lin

Edited to add - the 160's seem like a magical place to me - it's the last decade before my goal decade. And when I hit 159, I am no longer overweight, just at the very top of the normal range for my height.

Sunshinenmysoul
08-07-2011, 12:49 AM
I was stuck in the 170s for what seemed like an eternity!! I had lost quite a bit of weight up to that point and my body just wasn't having it lol. I FINALLY broke the 170s about 2 months ago and I was 164.2!! So I'm more than halfway to being out of the 160s for good! I switched up my diet and workout routine and it's working like a charm right now. The lbs seem to be dropping again like they used to, but I'm just hoping it doesn't slow down again right before I'm out of the 160s and into the 150s!!!


Sunshinenmysoul
08-07-2011, 12:50 AM
P.S. I want to be in the 150s by September 3rd when I leave for vacation to see some friends I haven't seen in forever! I want them to be surprised lol.

shr1nk1ngme
08-09-2011, 11:50 AM
Just left the 170's and hoping not to be here too long, either. (No offense) It takes me FOREVER to lose weight. I have the metabolism of a 110 year old woman on bed rest; and no, I am not kidding. I crunched the numbers in FitDay and that's what the software tells me. Sad.

envelope
08-09-2011, 04:55 PM
Lin - you will be here soon!

sunshine - I would love to be in the 150's by Labor Day. We can do it!

shrinkingme - I hope you are not here for very long too.

envelope
08-14-2011, 02:25 PM
I think my body is liking the upper 160s...oh well, it will just have to get over it because I am not planning on staying here! :) 167.2 today

shr1nk1ngme
08-18-2011, 01:06 PM
Yay! I am down to 164 as of this morning. More than halfway done with the 160's! Anyone else finally on the bottom half of the 160's yet?

MadameZombie
08-18-2011, 01:22 PM
I am in a slump. My life is just... STRESSFUL right now. I can't find the energy to go to the gym.

Bikini Ready
08-18-2011, 01:24 PM
I'm in! I just got to the 160's last week and my goal is to get to the 150's by mid September, by October for sure!

skye8080
08-20-2011, 06:18 AM
Okay people. You can do it. Know this soon you will be at your goal weight, just keep swimming. LOL. It's possible. So im 163 and hope to be in the 150s pretty soon.

envelope
08-21-2011, 02:32 PM
165.4 My scale finally gave in and started to move again.

skye80 - That is my theme song, for when ever I am facing challenges. :)

shrinkingme- I am close...

madamezombie - get some more sleep and MOVE IT!

envelope
08-26-2011, 10:29 AM
164 ~ I am now in the healthy weight range.
I am hoping the scale keeps on moving and I get into the 150s soon. I cannot believe I am working my way to the 150s!

FitGirlyGirl
08-26-2011, 03:31 PM
I'm at 165.8 today. I haven't actually, but I feel like I have been in the 160s forever. I have been in them before, last year, and then regained, so that may be it. I'm almost down to my all time adult low of 165.4. I am hoping to hit that before the month is over and then see the 150s next month.

thaisccs
08-29-2011, 06:47 PM
My scale said 169.8 lb tonight and I just wanted to bump the thread, in the hopes I join here soon! :)

shr1nk1ngme
08-30-2011, 04:24 PM
Oooo so close! I was at 160.5 yesterday and today I am back up a little; you know how that is. But I just couldn't resist weighing myself two days in a row to see if I made it out yet. Gonna wait two more days and weigh again.

thaisccs
09-05-2011, 01:33 PM
So yay, I think I'm officially 169! Hi!

linJber
09-15-2011, 09:01 PM
This should bump the thread. I have been lazy about posting in the decade threads - not sure why - but I finally hit the 160's with my WI on 9/7 after being on vacation. I had a great loss of almost 3 pounds while on vacation! I'm 165.4 as of WI yesterday. Now I'm within less than 15 pounds of my goal and I'm not sure if I want to lose any more. I think my skin is looser than I'd like it to be in my upper arms and thighs. And I'm afraid my face is looking a little thin. Not my rear end, however!

I'm not sure what to do. I set my goal of 152 because it was 100 pounds and because it's just into the healthy range for my height (120 to 159.) But I don't want to have done all this work and then have people think I look like I've been sick! To say I lost 100 pounds sounds so cool. To be in a healthy weight range is very cool. But to look healthy has to count for something. I certainly feel better. And I plan to stay at the gym and continue to exercise. Maybe things will catch up a bit and I won't feel so baggy! I never was skinny - I was about 140 in HS and about 150 in my late 20's and early 30's. At 60, I'm actually pretty happy at 165. In clothes, I look pretty good - naked is a different story! I may just allow things to slow down a bit and see what happens. I wish I just didn't feel like I was giving up.

Hope all the rest of you are having a great week / month. I may be in this decade for a while so I'll be seeing a lot of all of you as you pass through.

Lin

Beck
10-09-2011, 08:46 AM
I've said goodbye to the 170's, so will be joining here- hopefully, only for a short time. Weighed in at 167.6 this morning. Next mini-goal is 162, which makes a 100lb loss since recommitting on March 10, 2011 (hope to reach that by Nov.10, 8 months exactly)

CherryPie99
10-09-2011, 09:07 AM
Hi Beck!

I knew you would be here soon! Hope this stay is short for both of us. I'm hanging pretty steady the last couple days at 168. We're going for a long hike through a gorge today and hopefully that will result in some more of a drop!

envelope
10-09-2011, 09:07 AM
Thasics, LinJ, Beck and CherryPie I am glad to see you all in the 160s! I am slowly and steadily (usually) working my way down this decade.

CherryPie99
10-14-2011, 05:52 PM
How's everyone doing? My weight loss has been weird lately. I seem to get stuck at the same weight for a couple weeks and then have a rapid drop. So I'm disappointed that I'm still hanging steady at 168. I'm hoping for some positive movement tomorrow when I weigh in!

steinanwine
10-16-2011, 12:59 PM
Very happily joining you all in the 160s!!! (Hii Beck, Hii Cherrypie, I get to join you 2 here now too! :wave: )

167.2 today! SO thrilled. Want to get to 165 as soon as possible!!

envelope
10-16-2011, 09:39 PM
163.8 today. I am looking foward to finishing off this decade and getting into the 150s.

BeachBreeze2010
10-17-2011, 09:13 AM
Hi everyone!

The 160s and I are really getting to know each other. We've been hanging out for like a month now!! LOL!

I'm at 163 today, so slowly but surely. My weight loss has slowed down so much this past month. I haven't gained or even completely platuead, but it has definitely slowed down. I think I have opened up my eating a bit and I know I'm not getting to the gym like I did. I am finding myself getting pretty complacent. I need to get re-energized and refocused.

I have already acheived a lot of my goals. I feel "normal" now. I can shop in any store I want and not need the biggest size. (I'm a M on top and a size 10/12 on bottom.) I can work out at the gym and do all of the same things the skinny girls do. I wore a 2 piece bathing suit when I went to FL this fall. I feel sexy again.

All of those things that I wanted have happenned but I still want to lose at least another 30lbs. It's harder to lose now but even 5lbs shows a lot on me now. I'll keep plugging along and just try to get to the gym more than 2 times a week like it has been lately and keep the food in check a bit better.

dandyrover
10-20-2011, 01:00 AM
I was really happy to find this thread and hope others will post.

The 160s are being kind of a strange time for me in this weight loss process.

Two things I think... I now fit into straight boutique sizing, so I've shopped a few. I am sad to report that the stuff I can afford anyway is ugly at the moment. It's like the clothes are saying "I am trapped in an office job with people I hate and horrible pms." And even if that is true, I don't want my clothes to say that. They are deeply depressing styles and colors. The alternative is clubwear that I don't personally consider clothing... but check back with me when I get to goal, maybe I'll feel different.

Tastes vary etc. but it's sad that there are not really any more choices for me in clothing than when I was two sizes bigger, even though there are so many more stores I can shop in. I'm going to end up wearing the same clothes as before, just purchased smaller.

The second strange thing is the expressions of "concern" I'm getting from people who I see regularly but am not close to. "You don't look good, you look sick, your face looks too thin, you need to stop" etc. I don't really disagree... I don't think I look all that good in the face at the moment, but I'm doing this for my health and it's nobody else's business. And if my face looks bad, please pretend you don't notice?

Maybe the third thing (sorry to post a book) is just the need to refocus... for some reason at this weight it seems kinda natural to pause and maybe relax a little, even though because of some health issues I need to continue losing. Is it natural to sit a spell when the goal is in sight? And how to get off my rear again and get moving?

OK, if you made it this far, thanks. :)

Lee155
10-20-2011, 09:11 AM
Hey girls, I'm new here. do you mind if I join?

I'm 168 just made it into the 160's.

steinanwine
10-20-2011, 07:24 PM
Welcome to the 160's Lee!

Weighed in at 166.4 today. I really feel great being in the 160s. I want to lose wayyyy more weight but ever since I dropped into the 160s my coworkers are commenting like crazy on my weight loss.

I can reallllly tell my stomach is way smaller and my clothes fit so much differently. I am ALMOST down a pant size - I'm somewhere awkward between a 14 & a 12. 12's are just a little too tight still but I know I'm almost there.

Hope I can push through the rest of the 160's with relative ease, but I have to say, being here makes me feel way better than when I was in the 170's & 180s!

linJber
10-21-2011, 09:26 AM
Dandyrover - I read you post and thought of how much it is ME. I've been out of these 10 pound threads because they make me nervous - tense and so tied to the scale. I've posted in other threads that I am just holding on to about 162 right now on purpose. I went through the exact same things with my friends. I could have written your post! I am getting baggy, even with working out. I am close to "normal" for 5'-7". You are, too. We should make a thread entitled "hanging out at this weight for a while" and see who joins us. I did this for my health, too, but vanity certainly plays in when you start to look better, too. Losing 10 more pounds can't matter as much as the 90 I lost so far.

Just keep it all in perspective. Let your body catch up if you need to. Hang in there.

Lin

Bellamack
10-21-2011, 09:43 AM
Hello,

I am new to this thread, I am at 168, as of this morning. I know from previous dieting that 167 is a weight that my body would love to stay at! I figure I will need encouragement through this decade. Have a great day and keep posting any ideas or tricks that have worked to mix-it-up a little.

steinanwine
10-21-2011, 12:17 PM
164.8! Getting so excited, getting really close to my Nov1st goal of 162 and the obvious goal of this thread, out of the 160s!

I don't mind being tied to the scale, it keeps me going & keeps me very motivated!

Beck
10-23-2011, 08:05 AM
164.2 this morning

This week has been all over the place for me, but I'm glad I finished it out with a 3.4lb loss since last Sunday.

I had a great and very emotional NSV yesterday. I ran 5k, a goal I had set to meet by Thanksgiving. Just a few months ago I couldn't even run an 1/8th of a mile and yesterday I ran 3, and even felt I could have continued. Tears of joy!

Keep on moving onward and downward, ladies!

CherryPie99
10-23-2011, 09:39 AM
Congrats on your 5K Beck! I ran my first 5K last month and, like you, I hadn't been able to run even 2 minutes a few months before! It's a great feeling!

I am now 1/2-way through the 160's, having made it to 165!

Lee155
10-23-2011, 10:19 AM
167.0 this week.

Congrats on your 5k Beck! I can't wait to run a 5k. Every day my running is getting longer and longer.

I'm loving the 160's too steinanwine.

steinanwine
10-26-2011, 08:35 AM
164.4 ....... getting closer!!! Hope to be very out of the 160's by mid November.

Lee155
11-04-2011, 11:01 AM
162.5 almost there!.

CherryPie99
11-04-2011, 02:02 PM
I'm also down to 162. I'm going to be scale-less the next 2 days - EEK! But maybe I'll get a nice surprise Monday!

Beck
11-06-2011, 07:57 AM
161.2 this morning. I'm almost there! It'll be so nice to be in the 150's again, and then only a little more to go to my ultimate goal.

Keep up the great work, ladies!

Beck
11-08-2011, 06:25 AM
160.2

I'm almost out of here!

CherryPie99
11-09-2011, 04:30 PM
Hey Beck - are you out of here yet? I'm also at 160 for the last 2 days and hope to leave this decade behind ASAP!!

Beck
11-10-2011, 07:20 AM
I've been 159.4 for the past 2 days.

Cherrypie, you're almost there!! WOot!!

Lee155
11-13-2011, 07:58 AM
Congrats Beck! Hope to see you soon.

160 This morning. I'm almost there! can't wait to be in the 150's.

dandyrover
11-14-2011, 10:18 PM
Hey, checking in again. Thanks to linJber for sharing, it helped. I'm due to weigh in a couple of days after a recent vacation (travel with some foods not on my usual plan), am refocusing now for a big push. I don't think I'll be traveling through the holidays and holiday meals will be with my low carbing husband (who is now off statins and blood pressure meds) so strangely the holiday season this year looks to be a good time for weight loss!

steinanwine
11-15-2011, 08:21 PM
162 this evening! I never weigh in the evenings so after eating all day & with some underwear and jewelry on. Very happy about that.


HOPING to say BYE BYE 160's by next Friday when I see my parents for the first time since July!!!!!! That will be over 20 lbs lost!

steinanwine
11-16-2011, 07:34 PM
Wooooo! 160.8 This morning!

Can't believe I've gone from the 180s to the 150's in less than 3 months. Cannot wait to say hello to those 50s! Only a few more days I hope!

CherryPie99
11-19-2011, 10:00 AM
The 160's have finally let me go! 159.0 this morning! See you all soon!

dandyrover
11-22-2011, 12:02 AM
I finally got on scale today after a week spent recovering from a stall plus travel and I didn't have to face a regain-- current weight is on ticker. Figuring out what had stalled me made all the difference. It's interesting how as my body changes, my food has needed to shift too in order to continue losing. I know it doesn't work that way for everyone-- some people seem to lose all the way to goal with the same exact menus-- but maybe with my age and insulin resistance, I've needed to figure stuff out and adjust. Anyway, looking forward to the next four pounds gone... I love you all in this thread but dearly want to leave you. :D

runningfromfat
12-05-2011, 08:04 AM
Hi, I'll be joining you guys! I just weighed-in at 169lbs this morning!!!! :D

NorthernExposure
12-17-2011, 02:20 PM
Just popping in to say hello...hope to see 169.9 next WI (Friday) so I can officially join this thread :)

NorthernExposure
12-23-2011, 09:54 AM
Woo-hoo! It's official, 169.1!! I'm going to be on a bit of a hiatus now until January, but I very much look forward to getting to know you lovely 160's ladies and working our way out together :)

Steph7409
12-23-2011, 01:19 PM
Congrats, Northern, and have a great vacation!

NorthernExposure
12-24-2011, 11:33 AM
Thanks, Steph! Wow, 165 already!? Good for you! Well, I look forward to spending a little time with you in here before you move on to the 150's. Happy Holidays!

NorthernExposure
01-01-2012, 04:11 PM
Happy New Year!

Well, I had quite the indulgent week this past week...had a great time, hopefully I will still consider it "worth it" after my first post-holiday weigh-in this Friday, lol. I'm sure I'm back to 170-something, but hopefully not for long. First order of busines will be to get back to my ticker weight ASAP!

Hope everyone had a great holiday, and best wishes to all for 2012!

runningfromfat
01-01-2012, 04:36 PM
Happy New Year!

Well, I had quite the indulgent week this past week...had a great time, hopefully I will still consider it "worth it" after my first post-holiday weigh-in this Friday, lol. I'm sure I'm back to 170-something, but hopefully not for long. First order of busines will be to get back to my ticker weight ASAP!

Hope everyone had a great holiday, and best wishes to all for 2012!

Northern, I've also been somewhat indulgent over the holidays. I've been maintaining at least and have been fluctuating between 169-170lbs. I'll be happy to get to the point where I never have to see the 170's again when I'm fluctuating!!!

Steph7409
01-02-2012, 01:49 PM
Northern, I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation. You went somewhere warm, right?

I'm a little stuck in the mid-160s but that's okay for now.

NorthernExposure
01-03-2012, 09:04 AM
Well, I'm back at work and back to plan 100% today. I know 3 days OP is not going to undo the damage of over a week of bad eating, but hopefully I can take some of the bloat off (I'm also on TOM, so hopefully that will also be over by Friday!) I can only hope my body is as resistant to gaining as it has been to losing lately, but somehow that just seems like wishful thinking!

Running: I'm I'm *only* 170 lbs on Friday, I will be doing the happy dance! But I know what you mean...so nice when you finally get low enough (with fluctuations, etc.) to leave the last decade behind forever.

Steph: no, we didn't go anywhere warm this year. We usually do, but our break was kind of short so we stuck closer to home. We were away for 5 days though, so that was nice. Surprisingly, we haven't had much of a winter to speak of yet. We're way behind in average snowfall and our temps are like 7 degrees above normal. Maybe this IS the year the world ends, ha!

runningfromfat
01-03-2012, 09:09 AM
Nothern: Good luck on Friday!

Today, I was 169.0lbs, aHHHH!!! The stupid scale kept fluctuating between 76.7kg and 76.6 kg so (169.0 and 169.87), why couldn't it have just landed on 76.6kg, arg! Hopefully tomorrow.

TiredOfGettingBigger
01-03-2012, 11:12 AM
Hello ladies, I'm joining back in.... I have been in the 160's since I took a break in july....:-o lol. I'm very happy to know that i was able to maintain for that long but now its back to losing... I'm at 163.9 and would love to be out of the 160's. I ran my first 10k on october 31st, and would like to run another in march. If I just start training for that again and calorie count then hopefully I will lose. I just need to find a good calorie number while training... I hope to moving down the next level with you all. :)

Steph7409
01-03-2012, 07:49 PM
Running a 10K in March in Michigan? Brrrr!!! Good luck, you look terrific in that photo.

I'm happy to be below 165, given how much wacky eating I've been doing lately. I've managed to stay committed to exercising every day, so that has helped a lot.

guacamole
01-06-2012, 09:10 AM
Hello, everyone! I've been trying to get into this thread for awhile, but just could not shake the 170s. Today I weighed in at 169! I know I just "barely qualify" to be here, but darn it, I am sticking my foot in the door before it slams shut!

It's nice to finally be here!

Steph7409
01-06-2012, 08:49 PM
Welcome, guacamole. I had trouble with the 170s, too. And now I'm having trouble with the 160s! I've been stuck at 164-165 for what feels like eons (2 weeks?) and can't seem to get any momentum. I just keep telling myself to stick to the plan.

guacamole
01-07-2012, 06:52 PM
Steph - congratulations on your weight loss so far! It's impressive. I was in the 170s for about 2 months, and that has been pretty common for me for each "decade." About two to three months to lose 10 pounds. So, I'll probably be here for awhile. I am hoping to incorporate more exercise into my routine to speed up my weight loss.

It's amazing that I used to be so into exercise, and now if I take a slow paced walk or dance around my house with my headphones, that's the extent of commitment to fitness. I need to get back into the groove.

Steph7409
01-08-2012, 01:32 PM
One of the things I'm happiest about is my commitment to exercise over the past 6 months. I've barely skipped a day and, most days, I get in 2 sessions for a total of 90 minutes. I have a home gym (that I've had for 30 years!), a rowing machine and - my new favorite - a recumbent bike that I bought a few months ago. It's super quiet so I can watch TV or read while I'm on it. I love it!

guacamole
01-09-2012, 02:57 PM
I have been under a tremendous amount of stress this weekend, but especially yesterday and today. I'm doing what I need to do to deal with this crisis, but it is killing me. I am praying everything works out. I am on plan calorie-wise but not nutrition-wise. It's almost 2pm, and I've eaten 2 cupcakes, 1 cup of coffee, and 1 bottle of water. I likely won't be eating dinner because I have a long drive to make tonight (in relation to dealing with this crisis) and won't be back until very late. So, bottled water and possibly more coffee on the road for me....

Good luck today, everyone!

Steph7409
01-09-2012, 07:45 PM
I hope the crisis gets resolved. Staying anywhere near your plan during a stressful time is a huge success. And, personally, I don't think there's anything wrong with finding a bit of comfort in a cupcake on occasion.

NorthernExposure
01-09-2012, 10:02 PM
Hey guys,

Guac: sorry to hear you're having a hard time. I hope things turn around for you soon (oh, and welcome to the thread!)

Steph: I can't believe how quickly you're moving along, wow!

As for me: was sick with the stomach crud last week, I'll spare you the details, but NOT fun. Weighed in on Friday, but I was still kinda sick, so not sure how accurate that was. At any rate, I was up 2 lbs since my last WI on Dec. 23rd. So I guess I should really go back to the 170's thread, but I'm just not gonna. (and I'm not changing my ticker either!) First order of business is to re-lose these two lbs I lost before Christmas! Oh, the games we play with ourselves...ha!

Steph7409
01-11-2012, 01:00 PM
Northern, I'm sure you'll get rid of those 2 pounds quickly.

I'm bouncing around at 163-164. My goal is to be at 160 by the end of the month and I think it's reasonable. I've been spoiled with 6 months of 10 pounds a month! What do those disclaimers on the weight loss commercials always say -results not typical? I have to remind myself that it's not a race. I guess I'm hoping to reach a point where I don't feel fat anymore, but I don't know where that would be.

guacamole
01-11-2012, 02:27 PM
Thanks, Northern! Nice to see you again.

Steph - I can relate to not wanting to feel fat anymore, but not having a clear idea of what weight I would feel good in. I think even if I got down to 130, but was still flabby and out of shape, I would feel fat.

All I do know, is that I do still feel fat at my current weight, and need to keep moving forward in my weight loss efforts.

I don't know if I have gained weight this week, but I don't think I have lost any, because I have been living like a slug! I have been pretty down, and not exercising or moving like I normally would. My eating has been ok - no junk foods, but more carbs (spinach wrap, white rice) than I would normally eat. We shall see on Friday....

NorthernExposure
01-13-2012, 09:09 AM
Hey guys, just checking in.

I'm still working on getting back to my ticker weight. Apparently I *was* dehydrated due to being sick last week as I'm up a lb this week in spite of being on plan. Oh well. Just have to hope my body gets itself straightened out soon. Keep on keepin' on!

guacamole
01-13-2012, 02:33 PM
northern - you'll get your groove back soon!

I weighed in again at 169lbs. So, no loss, but no gain. I need to up the exercise... I'm just not ready to do it yet.

Steph7409
01-13-2012, 11:26 PM
Another glimpse of 162-ish today, taunting me! I've been exercising a lot and am feeling a bit weary, actually. Work is starting to get crazy (already! too early!) and I'll have less free time soon, so I feel like I need to work out as much as possible now. But I know that's not really a good way to think. Balance is hard for me to achieve.

runningfromfat
01-16-2012, 05:33 AM
After what seems like forever without any weight loss, I finally dropped down to 168lbs this morning (down 1lb)!!!

guacamole
01-16-2012, 08:39 PM
Congrats, running! It feels so amazing to drop down into the next decade, doesn't it? We can do this!

runningfromfat
01-17-2012, 05:50 AM
Congrats, running! It feels so amazing to drop down into the next decade, doesn't it? We can do this!

Thanks and congrats on joining us!

Oh, and this must have been a big whoosh for me because today I dropped to 167.0lbs! :carrot:

Steph7409
01-17-2012, 08:31 PM
Ah, the whooshes - so great! Congrats on sticking to your plan and having it pay off.

runningfromfat
01-18-2012, 06:28 AM
Ah, the whooshes - so great! Congrats on sticking to your plan and having it pay off.

Thanks! Apparently so because I'm 166lbs today. 3 days and a 3lb whoosh! :woohoo: I must have been retaining water like crazy the past few weeks. :lol:

guacamole
01-18-2012, 12:35 PM
Steph - you are doing great!

Running - Congrats! I feel like I am "running" to keep up with you - you are a good inspiration!

I have only been weighing in on Fridays, but this week has not been good for me eating-wise because of family/special events. So, I am dreading the scale this week. Also, it's so freaking cold outside!!! I haven't been getting any walks in.

Need to join gym....need to join gym...

guacamole
01-19-2012, 03:18 PM
Just weighed in this morning still at 169. I weighed myself one day earlier than usual - I guess I was worried I had gained, so I wanted to get the weigh in over with and deal with the fallout. I'm glad I am maintaining, but of course, am anxious for the scale to drop down...

Steph7409
01-19-2012, 08:27 PM
I hear ya, guac. I've been stuck at 162-ish for a couple of weeks. Not all that long, but I want to see some downward progress!

Do you weigh only once a week? I couldn't stand the suspense. I weigh twice daily (in the morning for weight, in the evening mostly to get my body fat %) and don't let the fluctuations freak me out, too much.

guacamole
01-19-2012, 08:32 PM
I weigh once a week because if the scale goes up, it really ruins my day and puts me in a bad mood. Even though water weight or TOM might be the culprit, I still internalize an actual "gain." For a while I avoided scales altogether, but now I need to be accountable at least once a week. I am slowly gearing up to weighing more than once a week, because I think it would be helpful to see if foods I am eating cause more of a weight gain. For example, I was eating a lot of Morningstar frozen products, but the sodium was causing me to retain water, so now I limit Morningstar to once a week or less. Anyway, I don't think I am going to weigh tomorrow....I'll weigh again next week.

Anya
01-20-2012, 05:57 PM
I do weigh-ins twice per week as a compromise. Tomorrow's my day...

runningfromfat
01-20-2012, 06:39 PM
I'm a daily weigher. I get obsessed if I don't know the number, daily weighing keeps me sane. ;) I know my body's fluctuations pretty well so I always have a decent idea of what to expect.

rainydays
01-24-2012, 10:23 PM
Hey all! Joining in at 168.4. Glad to be here, and will be REALLY glad to leave! :lol: ;)

guacamole
01-27-2012, 10:37 AM
Hi, rainy! Welcome! It seems I am going to be here for a long time, weighing in at 169 again this am. I know I need to move my butt - literally - to start losing again. When will knowledge translate into action?

rainydays
02-02-2012, 10:38 PM
Hey guacamole! Think about how far you've come though. Maybe you can focus on a mini-goal, like drinking 80 oz of water a day, or using a pedometer and hitting 10,000 steps--and see if that helps anything?

As for me, 166 today, and lots of other good stuff-baby said 'mama' intentionally for the first time (not just babble--he's been saying 'hi' and 'dada' forever, but I've been waiting patiently! :) ) and I got a new part-time job that works wonderfully with my own school schedule, the kids' and hubby's school and work schedule. I'm feeling pretty good physically too, so today is one of those days for me that I appreciate all the good things in life. Hope you're all doing well!

guacamole
02-03-2012, 02:15 PM
rainy - congrats on all the good things going on in your life! I am still standing still at 169. I made some positive changes this week by started to exercise a minimum of 30 minutes per day. I hope that will get me moving. While doing the weekly weigh-in thread I realized something. I haven't lost a single pound since the first week of January.

Weekly weigh-in:

December 2, 2011 - 174
December 9, 2011 - 172
December 16, 2011 - 171
December 23, 2011 - 170
January 6, 2012 - 169
January 13, 2012 - 169
January 19, 2012 - 169
January 27, 2012 - 169
February 3, 2012 - 169

January 7th I was at an event where I saw someone who had hurt me very badly in the past. Although we didn't speak, seeing them brought back a lot of bad memories, and I have been in a funk since then. I also have felt like binging since then and caved a few times. I knew I was kind of depressed, but it didn't click what set it off until I just saw the dates. I also haven't lost any weight since that time. Now that I know the probable cause of my funk and weight loss stall....maybe I can move forward.

runningfromfat
02-06-2012, 06:23 AM
163lbs this morning, down another pound!

Anya
02-06-2012, 09:30 AM
Looking at the bottom half of 160's today! 164.5.

guacamole
02-06-2012, 11:19 AM
Great job, guys! Soon the 160s will be distant memory!

guacamole
02-08-2012, 08:41 AM
Weighed in at 166lbs today (Wed 2/8)! Finally some movement in the right direction! :carrot:

ETA Thursday 2/9....This morning I weighed in at 165! I'm not sure if this is all water weight or what's happening differently, but I'll take it!

runningfromfat
02-08-2012, 08:57 AM
Congrats Anya and guacamole! Maybe we'll all be out of the 160's soon! :D

rainydays
02-09-2012, 12:34 PM
You guys are doing great! I'll check in this weekend. Really hoping to hit that magical 100 pound loss soon...just ounces away!!!

guacamole
02-10-2012, 08:53 AM
Weighed in at 164lbs on my official Friday weigh-in. I haven't weighed myself so many times in 1 week for about 10 years! I usually can barely stand to weigh once a week. I think I must have been "feeling" that I was losing, and wanted the confirmation/motivation.

Anyway, I really needed the loss this week, because being stuck at 169 for over a month was very demoralizing! So, the take away lesson for me is to keep staying on plan even through the plateaus - eventually your body will get the message and drop the pounds! :carrot:

Steph7409
02-10-2012, 12:52 PM
Congrats, guac. I'm clinging to the 150s, and just bounced back up to 157. I hope you join me soon!

rainydays
02-10-2012, 05:56 PM
guacamole, that's awesome!!!

I'm celebrating today too, with an even 100 pounds lost! Sooo excited to be in the 150s soon!

guacamole
02-17-2012, 10:35 AM
Weighed in at 162 this week! Yeah!

Steph7409 - Aww...thanks for checking back in on us 160s girls! You are doing great and I hope that we all will be joining in the 150s thread soon!

rainydays - Wow! You are awesome!! What a huge accomplishment and testimony to your dedication and hard work. I did some celebrating myself this week with a total of 50lbs lost! Doesn't it feel great to see some major milestones completed?

Here's to a great day and a great week!

rainydays
02-19-2012, 09:51 PM
Amazing job guac!!

Down one more to 162. Been a crazy week, so I'm thankful for the loss!

Keep it up everyone!

fyreflie24
02-19-2012, 10:44 PM
The 170s thread is pretty dead so I thought I'd jump in and just say Hi, if that's ok... 4 more lbs until I'm officially here!

rainydays
02-23-2012, 02:33 PM
Hey fyre! Loving the avatar pic!!

AFM, I <3 whooshes--159.8 this morning! Will be sticking around here for a pound or two since I'm just on the bubble. I'm so excited though--only 5.3 lbs to go to be at a healthy BMI!

fyreflie24
02-23-2012, 09:41 PM
Hey fyre! Loving the avatar pic!!

AFM, I <3 whooshes--159.8 this morning! Will be sticking around here for a pound or two since I'm just on the bubble. I'm so excited though--only 5.3 lbs to go to be at a healthy BMI!

LOOK AT YOU GO! How exciting!! :carrot::carrot::carrot: :hug:

Thanks for the compliment. I'm so camera phobic (I'm a pro too but that's not entirely uncommon) and especially a self portrait. I'd be lying if I said I didn't doctor it a bit but it was a big step for me, so thanks for noticing :)

runningfromfat
02-24-2012, 06:07 AM
Down a 1lb, so 162lbs today!! :D

runningfromfat
02-25-2012, 05:21 AM
Down another pound today! So 161.1lbs. Actually, 160.9lbs popped up for first but at the last second it went up to 161lbs. Hopefully I'll be out of the 160's soon! :D

guacamole
03-03-2012, 08:57 PM
I'm down to 161lbs and just itching to get into the 150s! Soon for all of us....

Steph7409
03-03-2012, 09:49 PM
Hey, guac, I saw your post on another thread saying you're trying for 1200 calories a day. We've got similar stats (although I'm a lot older) and my advice is to eat a little more. I was famished on 1200 and have gone up to 1500-1600 a day (with an hour of exercise 6 days a week) and I'm losing about a pound a week. Not as much as I'd like, but not bad. We're both getting close to our goal, so it's going to be slower. Good luck!

guacamole
03-04-2012, 11:13 AM
Steph - yes, I think I am going to be more lenient with myself in terms of daily calories. It just seemed that during the week, I was always eating less than 1400 and sometimes less than 1200. However, it seems that my natural inclination is to calorie cycle by eating more over the weekends - way over 1500 calories. Overall, if I have a general weekly calorie range that I stick to, it all evens out in the end.

DocAuD
03-18-2012, 12:44 AM
soon, very soon. at 173 now. getting giddy. :)

fyreflie24
03-30-2012, 01:03 PM
I'm officially here! :)

How, you ask, if I'm not weighing? Well... I kinda cheated... I weighed with TOM, after lunch and was 169... so I don't know my actual weight but I do know I'm definitely in the 160s! A few more weeks and I get my weight! yay!

DocAuD
03-31-2012, 12:35 AM
:comp: I'm joining you today at 169. I'm so happy:carrot: to be here

runningfromfat
03-31-2012, 09:52 AM
Just reached 159lbs this morning, see you all in the next decade thread!!!

fyreflie24
04-01-2012, 12:10 PM
Runningfromfat: YAY!!! LOL we never seem to be the same place at the same time :) I hope to catch up soon! Congrats and enjoy the 150s!

j0lamo01
04-09-2012, 02:15 AM
165 right now but I need to be in the 150's by the end of the month! I feel that I can do it, I am at my lowest I have been in months, but clothes do not fit any better, the scale says I way less though so I must be doing something right, I also measured my waist and it is the same as it was when I weighed 177 oh well, I am going to keep pushing myself

j0lamo01
04-09-2012, 02:17 AM
Hey
fyreflie24 I read your post that said you didn't have your official weight yet but I looked at your weight tracker and it says 165 congrats!!

fyreflie24
04-10-2012, 09:07 AM
j0lamo01: Thanks! My nutritionist accidentally let my weight slip when she reworked my program LOL! It's actually 166 by I'm just not going to change it :) Hoping to hit the 150s by the end of the month! Wow... surreal... it's getting close!

How is everyone else out there doing?!

runningfromfat
04-10-2012, 09:18 AM
Runningfromfat: YAY!!! LOL we never seem to be the same place at the same time :) I hope to catch up soon! Congrats and enjoy the 150s!

Hopefully you catch up soon! I seem to be stuck at the high-150's (although completely my own doing... stupid chocolate easter eggs).

fyreflie24
04-30-2012, 01:39 PM
Oh 160s, how you vex me! 4 more lbs! Soon I hope!

fyreflie24
05-03-2012, 01:56 PM
163...

Soon...very soon!

AshNStuff
05-06-2012, 03:32 PM
Hello everyone, I'm new to the 160's. Was stuck in the 170's for a little over two months :/ I hope I can get through this faster than the 170's weight range. I'm 169.4 today (lol) I weighed in earlier this week at 168.6, but oh well.

j0lamo01
05-09-2012, 02:54 PM
Hey Ash Welcome to the 160's congrats on making it here! When I weigh in the morning I am 160 at night I am in between 161 and 162, I hope to be out of here soon. I finally got my fiber pills yesterday because they had been out of stock and I had to drive to another Target to get them, Hope this puts me back on track

DocAuD
08-14-2012, 12:45 AM
:comp: down to 164 this week. my brother's wedding had me nervous that I'd gained but it all worked out. whew! I don't think I've ever been this successful in weight loss before in my life. what an amazing trip i've had thus far. i'm glad i found this forum because i think it is making a diffference in my journey.

RedRose86
01-07-2013, 07:16 PM
Is anyone still out there trying to get out of the 160's? Or is there a new thread on this?