Atkins - The Hunt for a Healthy Easter - weight loss challenge




sarahinparis
02-12-2014, 10:43 AM
I'm needing to war my sights on the next challenge now, so how about targeting April 20th as our Hunt for a Healthy (low carb) Easter?

Add your accountability goals, weight goals, whatever keeps your head in the game.

I'll set my starting weight from Feb 15th but we are traveling that day so I wanted to get this already set up.

My major commitments :

- weigh in daily (I already do this)
- keep a daily food log (I've seriously resisted this)

- I'm also *thinking* about going dairy-free until Easter (except butter, and except on our vacation)

I'm hesitant to set a goal weight but I probably will come back and pick a number on Feb 15th when the Valentines challenge is finished. It's been more motivating than I expected to have a number in mind there...


OK Lizzy
02-12-2014, 12:47 PM
I'm in as well! I had already "recommitted" to another thread on 3FC -- so this will definitely help keep me accountable to them as well. Would LOVE to be able to wear an outfit from a few years ago to church that morning! Goal -- hmm -- will get back to you on that. If I seriously set my mind to clean eating, I tend to lose several pounds ASAP -- then slow down of course. So I'll weigh in tomorrow morning and get official tomorrow. Thanks for starting this!

Brooklynn
02-13-2014, 07:31 AM
I am in and setting a goal to have NO cheat days I have three in the last month so not to bad but with easter that was my down fall last time I did atkins so I am going to try really hard to resist temptation!

For weight I am at 199 easter is just over a month away so I am going to go for another 10-15 but hoping for more of course lol so ...

SW: 199
GW:189 (for ten) and 184 (for 15)

Good luck all!!!


wannaskipandlaugh
02-13-2014, 08:46 AM
I am so happy to join this mini challenge! and will post starting and GW tomorrow and my goal for drinking plain water as that has been a daily challenge for me! :)

calee
02-13-2014, 10:12 AM
I'm in.
SW 150.6
GW 145

OK Lizzy
02-13-2014, 11:09 AM
Weighed this morning -- have managed to pack on 3 pounds since I was last brave enough to step on the scales, so definitely needed this challenge!

Starting weight -- 193
Easter Goal -- 173

Yes, I know it's probably too optimistic -- but gonna try anyway!

sarahinparis
02-14-2014, 03:14 AM
My Challenge

SW : 196.6
GW : 186.6

I was really tempted to put a goal of 185 but I won't - I'm trying to be more gentle with my expectations for myself and 10 pounds is already going to be really challenging. I'm not usually a huge fan of time-based weight goals, but I was happy with the extra effort the goal gave me during the last week of the Valentine's challenge (of course I was already pretty close - what I hate is when someone sets a goal of say 15 pounds, loses 13, and then says they "failed" instead of celebrating the marvelous accomplishment of those 13 pounds).

My major commitments :

- weigh in daily (I already do this)
- keep a daily food log (I've seriously resisted this and it is hard for me to commit to, but frankly I think it's what I will need to do to move through this weight decade that has stalled me for years in the past)

- I'm also *thinking* about going dairy-free until Easter (except butter, and except on our vacation) - I'll decide this part after our vacation

newme12
02-14-2014, 06:33 AM
I would love to join this challenge. I'm currently doing "team lean" at the Ymca with some co-workers so that is keeping me very motivated, however, it ends March 27th so it will be great to have something else to motivate me!

SW: 240.6
GW: 219.8 (high goals...but anything below 225 will make me happy).

Commitments:
-drink 64 oz of plain water everyday
-no more than 12-16 oz of diet soda a day
-excercise at least 4 times a week
-continue food journaling every day (this helps me sooo much!)

wannaskipandlaugh
02-14-2014, 08:56 AM
9 weeks and 2 days of weighing! WOW I cannot wait to see where I and YOU ALL! will be at! :)

SW 235 2/14
GW 221

and will drink 36 oz of plain water a day!

wannaskipandlaugh
02-15-2014, 09:26 AM
Rebelle.. you got me motivated again! Congrats on the 22's!!!! :D

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 :D ) and drank my water!

GW 221

and will drink 36 oz of plain water a day!

pnkrckpixikat
02-15-2014, 10:22 AM
Thought I would stop in and say hey! The scale is still pissing me off and being stubborn so I probably won't do daily weigh ins until I break out of the low 240s. I am also not setting a weight goal right now since I have been yo-yoing for about a month now.

Right now I am committing to trying to fit in exercise 3-5 days a week, and watching my calories just as much as my carbs because I think that is why I am stuck.

2/15 - 242.4

calee
02-15-2014, 11:18 AM
I just accidentally deleted my entire post. I'm adding my Ultimate Weigh Goal just to keep my eye on it. But 145 this challenge will delight me.

Happy Saturday everyone!

Easter Challenge
SW. 150.6
CW. *149.6. I was tired of the stall and added bacon! Dropped a pound.
GW. *145
UGW 139

calee
02-15-2014, 11:49 AM
Good Morning,

I failed at the V Day Challenge. Yesterday I upped my calories, out of frustration, added in bacon and down a pound this morning. My body doesn't seem to respond to 1100 calories when I exercise 90 minutes. Doesn't make sense but my body never has. I think I will try to eat in the 1200 calorie range and continue with daily exercise.

Lulu NH
02-16-2014, 06:45 AM
Checking in from the granite state today!!! So glad to be home!! 1.7.4. So I am up a few pounds!!Had to realign my goals so here goes.......

Two goals for this challenge:

167 by 3/17
160 by 4/20

calee
02-16-2014, 11:03 AM
Good Morning,

I walked for 5 hours in San Franciso yesterday. I was hoping to see some scale movement today as I ended yesterday with 1198 calories. I think my thigh muscles are a bit sore which is surprising since I do heavy weighs on my legs during Pilates reformer 4-5x a week. I feel like I'm retaining fluids. Not near enough fluids yesterday. Today is an exercise rest day. Grocery shopping and going to the theatre.

Easter Challenge
SW. 150.6
CW. *149.6.
GW. *145
UGW 139

wannaskipandlaugh
02-16-2014, 11:32 AM
Pixikat... You will do fine! Life gets stressful and things happen.. I know you can do it. The 230's are CALLING YOU! :D

Rebelle.. wow.. its like the flood gate was opened and you are flying to the 2 teens! :) Hooray!

Lulu...Stress holds water.. ALOT of it!.. That extra 3 lbs of water will go away this week I Betcha! :)

Calee - walking in San Fran.. there be hills in that city! LOL I bet your legs got a Great workout! :)

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water :( boooo

GW 221

and will drink 36 oz of plain water a day!

ames14
02-16-2014, 12:43 PM
I am in also!!!

My goals
Drink 8 glasses of water or more a day!
Walk at least 8 miles a week!
And By the end be 10 pounds lighter

SW213
GW 199

wannaskipandlaugh
02-17-2014, 08:42 AM
:welcome2: Ames! :)

I ate salty cheese last night... boo !! lol

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!

GW 221

and will drink 36 oz of plain water a day!

calee
02-17-2014, 10:35 AM
Good Morning,
Welcome Ames!

I held all weekend which is ok after having a cocktail last night. Went to the theatre. Wonderful. Then out to dinner. Organic cheeseburger, sautéed broccoli Rabe with Brussels sprouts. And a cocktail. We were celebrating. I was surprised to be back in ketosis by bedtime, but just trace.

Start of the new week. Want to be at least to 148 this week, hopefully more. I have a couple of business lunches this week to get through so. Will have to be careful.

Easter Challenge
SW. 150.6
CW. *149.6. Didn't have any water or exercise 2/16
GW. *145
UGW 139*

Lulu NH
02-18-2014, 04:18 AM
Super early morning as one of my dogs is not feeling well and needs to go out often!!! Holding steady and getting back to a normal routine...hoping to be back to my ticker by the end of the week!! Then downdowndown into the 160s!! The snow is almost too much and we are getting another 4-8 today!!

Rebelle - Nice NSV!!!

Calee - You are soooooo close!!!!!

Sue - I am so proud of you!! Keep going girl!!!

Ames - Onederland will be here before you know it!!

wannaskipandlaugh
02-18-2014, 08:41 AM
Oh Lulu.. I am glad you are home.. but sorry about your furry baby! My TomTom (cat) is going into the vet as he Can't pee.. Poor thing.. So time for the vet and its been years.. (oh he is going to be mad at me!!!)

Rebelle... you are just doing awesome. In the whoosh of things :) Hooray!!!

Calee.. yes.. 148's are coming soon for you!!!

Ames.. you can do it! You ARE doing it!

Me.. eh.. bad uptick.. don't know why. ..... but its getting humid again today so maybe holding water... (it was perfectg weather for us this weekend.. 70's and DRY!) Didn't you love the weather Rebelle?! :) I don't mean to rub it in... Our late winters are the best weather and postcard weather for Florida! (thus ALOT of Snowbirds! lol)

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh

GW 221

and will drink 36 oz of plain water a day!

calee
02-18-2014, 09:55 AM
Hi everyone,

The weather is so strange. We desperately need rain. It will be in the 70's the later part of the week. The trees are all confused.

I think if I'd just have a good poop I'd get closer to my goals. I'll say prayers to the BooM Princess.

Lulu, sorry about your pet.

Easter Challenge
SW. 150.6
CW. *149.2
GW. *145
UGW 139

ames14
02-18-2014, 12:35 PM
Good Morning Everyone!!!
I hurt my knee over the weekend walking. So Im not walking right now.. Well I can walk. but If I go over a slow walk, I feel a little pain. Swelling is gone thou..
I have been drinking at least 8 glasses of water/or tea a day! I was drinking 1 8oz soda and 1 cup of tea a day.. So I really kicked my water intake up.
The scale seems to be moving up. argh. But I have not thrown in the towel yet. I have cut peanut butter OUT of my diet.
Sticking back to more protein eggs, and some cheese.. I have to get this diet working again!


You ladies do encourage me.. Thank you!!

Have a wonderful day!

calee
02-18-2014, 10:26 PM
Rebelle, I'm so so sorry you had to go through that plumbing fiasco! Ugh!!!

wannaskipandlaugh
02-19-2014, 09:05 AM
Rebelle... I am happy for your lovely scale this morning.. but I am so sorry about your water/plumbing troubles and all the hard work you had to do.. Shoot... I am so sorry that that happened.

Ames.. Be careful about your foot/leg. If it hurts, its telling you it needs to heal. You are allowed to take a day off and you will come back stronger

Calee - Oh I know what you mean about a good Poop! I had 4 days without going and yikes. I try to remember to take extra fiber tablets... or Psyllium husk like Rebelle mentioned. It sure does help!

Me... Having a hard time at home. My cat TomTom went to teh vet yesterday and he had 1 1/2 inches of crystals in his duct between his bladder and peepee. Poor thing and when I brought him home (trembling) I turned my TV on and POP! it died (its my most current TV - Flat screen... I have those old bid *ss TV's that are big boxes and are older than 10 years - 15 years and they still work) Sigh... Gonna have to cash in some of my 401K... (Vet was $675 !)

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo

GW 221

and will drink 36 oz of plain water a day!

ames14
02-19-2014, 09:15 AM
Rebelle! Septic oh what a nightmare.. Im hoping that Clears up for you ASAP!!!


wannaskipandlaugh : the knee is still giving
me some issues. No swelling. I so want to get back out there
and start walking again. Going to wait until
the weekend.. hmmph
When it rains it pours.. I keep praying our
cars hold out a couple more years... They seem shaky
half the time. just waiting for that other shoe to drop.
we just started to rebuild our 401k! good luck!


Today half day of work.
The scale moved a little bit.. I am not
kidding at all when i say this. But this darn scale
does not move unless I eat 1000 calories or
less? WHY!!!!!!!!!! If I do 1200,1300
I dont lose. Idont gain but i dont lose!!
and right now I am not working out..
Argh.. I been trying to Chug about 40 oz of water after 6 pm.
keeps me full. but my body still whines.
WEll hope everyone has a terrific day!

calee
02-19-2014, 10:32 AM
Sue, I thought you meant, pop, the cat died. Glad it was only he TV. Mine went a couple years ago. It's only time with those big old ones. I loved my Sony 36" more than the new flat screen. Oh well.

Ames, I'm with you on the 1000 calories. Yesterday 1300, 90 minutes exercising and up two ounces this morning.

Rebelle, great on your new number!

ames14
02-20-2014, 09:26 AM
Good MOrning Rebelle and all the ladies!!

I hope you all have a healthy day!!!

I am at work.. Ready to take on the day. I guess..
Does anyone see a Chiropractor? My back has been killing me..
just wondering if you had any good results you can share with me?

wannaskipandlaugh
02-20-2014, 09:30 AM
Rebelle... bouncing scale for me too... Stress????? Could be the reason for us both... and can you even flush the toilet????!!!!

calee
02-20-2014, 10:26 AM
Easter Challenge
SW. 150.6
CW. *149
GW. *145
UGW 139

Good morning! I'm very happy with my small drop this morning. I had a business lunch yesterday but ordered smart. Tri tip over cauliflower gratin. It said GF so I figured I'd be ok. The horseradish sauce on the meat was fabulous. It was a gorgeous day so we sat on the terrace and I was delighted to sip Pelegrino while sitting in the sun for three hours.

Today I have a 9-5 business meeting. I fear they may bringing sodium laden Subway from next door. I am packing a couple of Quest bars for emergency. I like the new 10 carb bar. Doesn't knock me out of ketosis. I decided just now to also pack a baggie of chicken breast and a few Tri colored mini peppers filled with Jalapeño cream cheese to eat for breakfast while everyone else I munching bagels and cream cheese. The bagels are my nemesis but I'm am so far into ketosis that I don't wnt to give it up. Plus I haven't had wheat in over a month. I have to come to grips with that fact. Wheat is off my food plan.

Thanks for listening.

Have a fun day!

Lulu NH
02-20-2014, 07:44 PM
I made a whole post yesterday only to have it disappear so frustrating...I didn't re-type!! Long work days with little time to do anything but get ready and leave the house!!! Holding at 174 and I am ok with that as long as it doesn't take too long to match my ticker!!

Looks like everyone is doing great about on plan but having "real" life stuff...septic, pets, sore joints....yikes!!!

Best wishes for an on plan day!!! Hopefully will be able to do my regular morning posts for a few days!!! I am still logging my food and exercising everyday even though I am in a flare right now....and can I say "I need spring right NOW!!" 66 inches of snow so far this winter in NH.....hello Florida!!!

Lulu NH
02-21-2014, 05:29 AM
Good morning from NH!!! Freezing rain today....1.7.3...yahoo!!! So happy to be moving in the right direction!! But have to expect a few steps back after last week!! Life always getting in the way of plans!!

The elliptical has really saved me this winter and I can't wait to be able to walk again outside!!

My prednisone is being increased because my joints are a mess right now but I am hopeful I will stay on track!! This past week I felt like eating everything in sight...felt like PMS but I haven't had a cycle since November so I am getting psyched that I might actually be able to call it "menopause"!! Weight loss and menopause...could I actually be that lucky!!! I hope so!!

Best wishes for an on plan day!!!

wannaskipandlaugh
02-21-2014, 09:06 AM
Lulu... I am sorry you got more bad weather! BOO! and shoot. and Double shoot, that the doctor is upping your Prednizone... but if it helps with the swelling and pain (does the cold winter weather make it worse??) then that is for your health and happiness to have less pain and it makes life alittle more tolerable = Happier Lulu. The weight will come off (congrats on getting rid of 1 of those lbs! buh bye lb! LOL) I, too, several years ago had long periods of no TOM and thought that it was menopause too (I guess it was.. I have not gone to a Gyn in a Long time - bad experience 10 years ago). Be careful tho.. going thru monthly draughts.. sometimes you get a surprise month! LOLOLOLOL I never had a bad hot flash so was lucky ... are you doing okay?!

To all.. I am taking a few days to get my head on straight. After my friend (crush) dying and my cat and my A**hole Vet and his condensending conversation to me about making my cat a girl next time and his teeny tiny penis and the cost! (Cat is still NOT PEEING! and now can't walk on on of his front paws - IV??!!! don't know) I am in a bad place and am trying to be strong and stay away from stuff I know I just cannot eat a bunch of (working on a box of chocolates that I was given and should have thrown away.. but the little voice is stopping me.. even as I type this... I am looking at the box and know what I need to do and it is stronger than me right now... I WILL find the strength) but until I get that mind frame.. I will be here.. but not post. I am ROOTING again for you all.. KNOW THAT! and I know you all root for me too.. I KNOW THAT too... its just me...

calee
02-21-2014, 10:20 AM
Sue, go and pour detergent all over those chocolates right now. Stop the mental banter about them. If you want chocolates, it should be you who pays for them, because you WILL pay in more ways than one. Don't even give it away because you will still long for it. Destroy it.

Taking a few days is the worst thing you can do. we all know what that means. Let me go lick my wounds by rUbbing food all over them. We are all alike so we know. There's no hiding from familiar behavior that we all share. You will find your strength here, not in those hiding places. How many times have you said this in your life? Wouldn't it be great to take the risk of doing it differently right now? The food will lie and make promises to you. Don't believe them.

Unlike Rebelle, I'm not giving you a minute. Get yourself back in here immediately. Morbid obesity is familiar and it will do its best to lure you every.single.time.

We care.

calee
02-21-2014, 10:22 AM
Lulu, prednisone is well known for making people ravenously hungry. It did me.

Great job on that pound!!!!

pnkrckpixikat
02-21-2014, 05:53 PM
Hey all! I have a few free minutes at work so I wanted to drop in and say hey! Life has been crazy this semester, between classes and work many days I am out the door by 8am and not home until 8 or even 10 pm :(

Even with the hectic schedule this has been a decent week, I exercised 4 days so far with the 5th planned for Sat morning. I stayed in my target calories everyday since last Friday except for Wednesday when we went out to eat. I did stay OP even though I went over calories. I have been bouncing now between 241.7 and 242.3 all week. I forgot to weigh this morning until after my shower and was 241.9 soaking wet so maybe tomorrow I will see the first new number in over a month!

Sue I am sorry about your cat and tv :( but don't give into the carbs, they won't make you feel better! have some yummy steak with garlic butter instead!

newme12
02-22-2014, 07:42 AM
Lol Lulu, I'm always losing my posts! Will probably have to retype this one! Congrats on the lb!
Congrats on the 2 lbs Rebelle!
Sue I'm with Calee...destroy the chocolates and get back in here! I hope your cat gets better soon.
pnkrck way to go on the excercising! Esp. With such a hectic schedule.

SW: I can't remember. And if I try to go to that page I'm pretty sure I'll lose my post! (I'm learning) :)
CW: 239.6
Not doing good on excercising, drinking water, or cutting back on diet coke. So here's to a better week!

Lulu NH
02-22-2014, 08:11 AM
Carol - Congrats on 20 down!!! Every pound is a victory!!!

Hi Pixikat - Glad to see you checking in!!

Calee - What a visual "lick my wounds by rubbing food all over them"!!!

Rebelle - Keep going!!!

Sue - It takes as long as it takes. Be kind to yourself and remember why you started! You have come so far already and everyone wants you to "stay in the game" even if you aren't posting I encourage you to make on plan choices and walk in that beautiful sunshine state!!

Holding and that is ok...fighting a head cold and thinking about the elliptical. Baby girl is on vacation this week so I am taking Thursday and Friday off to take her to Boston with my mom! Should be fun and on plan as my mother reads every label on the planet!

Best wishes for an on plan day!!

Lulu NH
02-23-2014, 06:07 AM
Checking in at 172!! Yahoo again in the right direction...almost match my ticker!!

Reality check: On one of the other threads I saw that someone has lost almost 20 pounds since Christmas.....I need to tighten up my game if I want to get to goal in this century!! I take full responsibility for carb creep!! I know we all lose at different speeds but I know I could have made more progress besides my pants fitting looser....

I did have my date with the elliptical yesterday and I am still fighting a head cold today...so I'll see how I feel in a few hours.

Best wishes for an on plan day!!!

calee
02-23-2014, 10:11 AM
Hi everyone,
Congrats on all of the victories I'm seeing here!

I am happy to be maintaining at 149. I see that in January my setpoint was 153 and now it is 149. I had some pretty horrific things happen at work this week so my stress level is higher than imaginable. I had 4 eating out, 3 at fancy restaurant type places. And I am down 1.6 since Valentines day challenge. I am keeping up my exercise. I have a 90 minute walk planned for this morning with a girlfriend, then activities all afternoon with another friend. Nothing food related.

I am training myself to be willing to be a little hungry which actually feels pretty good. Allowing myself to go a bit longer without a snack etc. I'm trying to stick to 3 meals with only things like celery if I get hungry after exercise but too early for my lunch salad.

Now to make my push down another pound this week andi will be very happy. Maybe 1.5!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Easter Challenge - April 20th
SW. 150.6
CW. *149
GW. *145
UGW 139

Lulu NH
02-24-2014, 06:34 AM
No elliptical yesterday because I felt so bad....seem a little better this morning so I am going to make the attempt. Holding at 172.... Hoping for 171 tomorrow morning. I wanted to end February at 167 but ........

On a thread someone wrote about drinking a lot of tea and I have to say I have been using that strategy - I like broth too but not all the sodium so I am going to look for some low sodium versions....it helps curb my need to "graze"!!! As baby girl says "The struggle is real!!" ....some days more than others!! Best wishes for an on-plan day!!!!

ames14
02-24-2014, 09:33 AM
Lulu I know the feeling.. my joints have been a mess lately..

Actually I went to see a chiropractor this past Friday.. and the results from my Xrays were horrible.. My curvage from my scoliosis has gotten worse. My neck is so far out of alignment, so is my pelvis. Very well could be the reason I never got pregnant. Some days I have problems breathing and find out its because of my curve in my back.. Took everything I had not to cry. Doctor said he will do his best. But wont happen over night.. Also does not want me doing any exercise except walking.
So I ate all the carbs I wanted on Friday and sat and sunday. Today back on the wagon.. and therapy and walking today.. My life starts now..
My goal is to prove everyone wrong. and do all I can do!.

ames14
02-25-2014, 07:03 AM
Good MOrning Everyone.
Well I am up 3 lbs on the scale after my depressing indulgence over the weekend. I didn't sit there and eat a pound of anything. But I ate all the wrong things... As of yesterday I was back on the wagon.. But I need to stop doing that just wrecks any forward motion I was doing.
Thinking of switching to a shake in the morning and 1 at night to jump start this body... And tonight I have to start walking. Not thrilled with it.. but its something I hve to do...

Hope you ladies are staying on track.. Keep focused.. and pray for me! lol.
thanks! Happy Tuesday

Lulu NH
02-25-2014, 07:04 AM
Holding at 172....but 171 and lower is just around the corner!!!

Ames - glad you are back on the wagon!! Think about re-framing your goal - instead of proving everyone wrong - prove to yourself you are doing everything in your power right!! The only opinion that really matters is your own! (Guess I am tired of being defined by society...that's why I like saying "fat does not equal bad, fat equals fat") Hope your doctor helps ou out soon!! About getting pregnant...I spent 3 years with the wrong doctor who insisted I lose weight before infertility treatments then I went to an infertility specialist who treated me immediately because fertility diminishes as age goes - fat or not!!

Best wishes for an on-plan day!'m

wannaskipandlaugh
02-25-2014, 08:49 AM
Ames... I am so sorry about your predicament. I sure do hope your doctor can help you - Might not hurt to get a 2nd opinion too. I am so sorry that the curvature makes it hard to breath sometimes... oh that is hard to deal with.. but you are.....You inspire me.. as you have a situation that is tough tough tough and you are going to work thru it so that you are healthier. Walking can be fun (and mind exercising too.. thinking thru and arguing troubles and angers inside your head).. but walking with others is fun and the time goes alot faster too. I know you can get to your goal. You truly can! You KNOW what you need to do and are doing it. I just remembered and am back on the train too!

Lulu... 171! YEP you will and I am so sorry that you are hurting and feeling icky too. COLDS. the bain of the late winter! Need some Florida sunshine! :D

Calee... and New. THANK YOU for the butt kicking....Rebelle, Pixikat and Lulu, thank you for the hugs... My TomTom is finally (after a week) starting to pee.. but he still cannot put weight on his right front leg GRRRRRR) and those carbs and old foods (Popcorn) got to visiting me end of last week. But now their control over me is GONE... I also think it was hormones for me.... All of a sudden (after 8 years) I am having Flashes again. So Wierd! but that I am saying had a BIG say in my mood and thinking too.

Gained 4 lbs... but will shed those soon!

Have a REALLY TERRIFIC and HAPPY DAY (as best you can) ALL!

TopazSpirit
02-25-2014, 01:31 PM
Hope you don't mind if I join late! I think if I publicly post my goal, I will be more likely to stay on track! My current weight is 176. My goal weight for this challenge will be 165. I am just starting Atkins so hopefully I will succeed in my first goal!

ames14
02-26-2014, 07:19 AM
Wannaskipandplayandlaugh- thanks.. I am trying.. I am trying.. just exhausted a bit mentally. But im pushing on.. thank you..

LULU-- I am trying to soak up everything I was told. I know it could of been worse.. but trying to get my body to lose weight. and to PT and work..
I will do it somehow.

TopazSpirit! Welcome glad your here with us.. The more support the better!
Welcome!

Have a good day girls.. hoping to get in couple miles today!

wannaskipandlaugh
02-26-2014, 08:24 AM
SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment

GW 221

and will drink 36 oz of plain water a day!

calee
02-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Topaz, welcome!

My work went totally haywire last week. Not my doing but I'm caught in a sea of drama. I wanted t o eat off plan but honestly, this challenge, and friends who listened to me cry for a few days, is what kept me on track. Accountability to others means a lot to me, more than to myself which is strange but true.

I'm holding at 149 though I did blip up to 150.2 for two days. My carbs have been at 25 veggies net, calories low, exercise daily. Now to break this new setpoint.

I'm sorry for the pain some of you are experiencing and say bravo for your willingness to not drown in it. You give me courage. Thank you.

Sue, wonderful to see you back.

My low carb food is packed. Walking to work, will be raining coming home but that's ok. 11-12 Pilates reformer class this morning.

I have much to be grateful for! Have a good days Easter buddies.

TopazSpirit
02-26-2014, 05:25 PM
Thank you for the welcomes! I will try to keep posting to keep myself motivated.
2/25 SW- 176
2/26 - 174.4

I am doing Focus T25 and drinking plenty of water. Hoping for good results!

Lulu NH
02-26-2014, 07:07 PM
Ames - you have my support!!

Welcome Topaz!!

Sue - thought of you yesterday morning as I saw the Big Dipper when is was getting out of bed!! Always think of you and the stars!!

Calee - Like you drama at work...and because I was on the road...I checked into my hotel and put myself to bed....I didn't want the temptation of eating way way way off plan! Not a good solution but it was a solution!! Today I felt like the Phoenix rising from the ashes compared to yesterday when someone lit me on fire!!

Lulu NH
02-27-2014, 06:35 AM
Good morning!! Off from work today and tomorrow - headed to Boston with baby girl and my mom. Checking in at 172 - really thought I would see 171 but......did not work out yesterday but I will be back at it today as I am mostly over my cold now!!

I won't be able to weigh again until Sunday and I expect to be walking a fair bit the next few days!! Best wishes for an in-plan day!!!

wannaskipandlaugh
02-27-2014, 08:37 AM
Welcome Topaz! :) ( I am sorry I missed posting that up above!)

Lulu... Sounds like this trip is for FUN! YAY! enjoy your family and laugh (ALOT! lol) and the sky is just such an awesome thing to enjoy at night (day too! lol)

Calee.. Wow you are something with walking to work.. SHAZAM! and the workouts. I think YOU are in control and watch out scale...Calee does not believe in uptick blips! not anymore! You can do it.. you are prepared!

Ames.... doing okay?

Missing so many.. Mara... are you still around? I hope all are well and just busy busy busy!

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr

GW 221

ames14
02-27-2014, 09:47 AM
Wannaskipandlaugh-- I am doing ok.. did two adjustments on my back.
Scale moved a tiny bit Down.. so pushing for that..Thanks for asking! :)

LULU have fun in Boston, I used to live in Ct.. So I visited Boston every now and then!! hope its a warmer day for ya~!

Topasz!! keep pushing on!!

Today NO therapy.. Long work day. Maybe get in a mile walking tonight..
maybe if not this weekend I have to do at least 2 miles sat and Sunday..
I need to get on a plan with exercise!!! have a Wonderful day !!!!!!!!!!

calee
02-27-2014, 09:55 AM
Hi gang, I read every word here and I get inspired by all of you to keep trying. I'm so proud of everyone.

Scale up a few ounces. Water retention from a really tough work out. Arms are sore. I did eat an ounce of Mac nuts for comfort. I'd better cut that out.

Off for another day in the office. Focus: eat on plan, not be the victim to work bad situation, focus on work.

Keep up the good work everyone. Have a fun holiday Lulu. How old is your little one?

ames14
02-27-2014, 04:12 PM
Can I be a huge pain.. and ask maybe everyone to post
A typical day for them? What they eat?

Or if that's too much.. Maybe a typical Breakfast or Dinner?

I am trying to see why my weight loss is so freakin slow!!! lol.

My typical day

Shake for breaking 110 calories 4 carbs
Or 2 fried eggs with cheese

Lunch
2 cups of shredded cabbage
1/2 chicken breast
Very small amount of Cheddar Cheese


Or instead of chicken breast 1 can of tuna..
and 2 tbsp of mayo mixed up with cabbage.


Snack 2 cheese sticks.. 1 carb each..

1 coke zero

Dinner
Steak
or 2 chicken breast

Broccoli salad( broccoli,Mayo, cheese, )

Or peppers filled with tuna salad..

Snack
whipping cream
or 1/2 cup of shrimp
or pickles

and I chug about 6 cups of water.. and drink 2 cups in the morning..

I pretty much only eat when im hungry.. havent been starving... But i dont think im eating too much?

What do you think?

Lulu NH
02-28-2014, 05:49 AM
Hi Ames - for a typical breakfast I eat 1 or 2 eggs and 3 oz of cooked Jimmy dean sausage or 2 to 4 slices of bacon. The amount of each vary depending on what I have in the kitchen. If I scramble the sausage and add in two eggs I add 1 ounce of cheddar cheese. I use the Kraft Cracker Barrel individually wrapped snack cheese because I have a problem with portion control. I buy the sausage and mark the outside of the package to measure 4 portions - so I know it should last for 4 days - or I slice it and freeze it in one serving sections. It is mostly eggs and some meat. I do eat the Dannon light and fit Greek yogurt too - 80 calories and then I'll have 1 cup of raspberries - but I've been on the plan for 1 year. (I asked Jersey Gyrl about this as she has been on plan for 10 years+) my routine is to work out and then eat breakfast.

I re-started Atkins at 47 and in general the loss has been 1 pound per week - it takes as long as it takes - which totally stinks for sure!! Wannaskipandlaugh - I'm sure can tell you the same as she has seen me through a few plateaus!!

Can't weigh this morning but going to work out - baby girl has a head cold now but she is chugging along here in Boston!! It has been very relaxing!!(someone asked - she is 15)

I only eat whole foods - no shakes or bars because I seemed to stall and in the beginning I might eat more than one serving of protein but now I try to eat only one serving at a meal.

sarahinparis
02-28-2014, 07:22 AM
Hello - will check in with daily weights etc tomorrow but just wanted to swing by and say hi now that I'm back from vacation. I did really well - ate low carb the whole time (but definitely not as low as usual!) - found reasonable choices everywhere, and sometimes just went hungry for a while until there was a good choice. Had 4 sips of my husband's mojitos and one bite of Key Lime pie, otherwise all was on plan. Hotel breakfast was awesome - but far more carbs than usual, with Greek yogurt, piles of berries and bacon that was delicious but obviously had sugar or honey. Had tons of lettuce-wrapped burgers, glad that's so easy to order nowdays, it saved me on many a lunch. Didn't miss the high-carb stuff because having more than my usual low-carb fare felt indulgent enough. And best of all, my weight has remained relatively stable during the 2 weeks!

But now that I feel re-fed, I'm ready to focus in again and move the scale downward in a serious, concerted way in March.

Ames : the thing that jumps out at me about your diet is the amount of cheese! What if you tried cutting out dairy for a week or so to see if that helps? I did a 3-week dairy free trial late last year and found it was harder in theory than in reality (I made tons of Asian dishes and ate more avocado). I'm back to Dairy Free for March too (except butter, but I have raw, grass-fed, cultured butter here in France).

A typical day for me in my regular dieting mode is :
B : bulletproof coffee (coffee w MCT oil & grassfed butter)
L : veggie with meat (leftovers or Crackslaw or 2 fried eggs w salad)
D : veggie w meat of some kind, the same meal as my family but without the carby side I usually make for everyone else. Very rarely I might have a different meal if they're having pizza or pasta, but honestly since I'm the cook & menu-maker that's often because I WANT something myself or want to finish leftovers and so I make them their carby dinner.
S : Nuts, if I feel I really need them, about 2-3 times a week (most days nothing)
Also : If i'm feeling tired I'll often have a mug of broth or bouillon, plus all day long water, tea, and herbal teas

Except dinner, I don't eat by the clock, just my hunger, so the above schedule works for me (just BPC for breakfast since I'm not usually hungry first thing in the morning). I'm a SAHM so my schedule is really flexible and so this works for me - when I was working I did make myself eat breakfast so I wouldn't be overly hungry come lunchtime.

wannaskipandlaugh
02-28-2014, 09:01 AM
Ames... is walking not too painful for you? I sure do hope its not... and I just think you are inspiring.. what you have gone thru in your life and you are heading forward! so inspiring!

Actually.. all of you inspire me and motivate me so much. You help me climb out of my mental hole and there is not enough words in this world that I can say to thank you!

Ames... I eat (lol Just like Lulu) 2 eggs and Jimmy Dean premade sausages (found Jones that are 1/2 the price now tho) and a slice of cheese for breakfast. I have had this same breakfast for over a year now (just a few variations when I traveled.... deviled eggs instead... Lunch.. I will have Boars head meats (whatever is on sale that week - if its ham I will get enough for 1 slice a day and then buy turkey too) and roll it up with a slice of cheese and a alittle regular mayo OR Chunked up Chicken in Cream cheese, mayo and WING sauce - like a Buffalo Chicken stew lol or (like today) lettuce, cut up meat (mostly turkey or chicken... whatever I have leftover) bacon pieces, 1 slice of cheddar cheese and ranch dressing. Snacks.. I treat myself to the Emerald 2 carb Choc roasted Almonds.. I love the prepacks! Dinner... well I find if I don't eat much at this meal.. I lose weight faster and more often. Usually a repeat of the salad I explained for lunch, or low carb tortilla with 2 tbs sauce and Moz cheese (my Friday Fave) or I make a Parmesan chicken that I love with a side lettuce only salad, or hamburger patty with cheese (NOTICE I eat alot of cheese and maybe I should follow the LOWER cheese diet like Sarah! LOL) or grilled Italian sausages with side salad or Shrimp cooked in garlic butter... sometimes I do another omelet for dinner.. but usually I have a handfull of almonds (about 4 carbs) and a 6 carb protein shake and then go walking... When I get a chance to go out for dinner (with my parents) that is when I get a Filet or grilled fish ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. lol I drink iced tea and 2 glasses of water - 1 that has freshed squeezed lemon in it. That is about it :)

Being 55 years older I have found my metabolism is alot different then when I was younger. But I (over time and my charts) have found that there is still 1 week of the month that I just whoosh - even eating wrong things, I still lose alittle... more when not. I think hormones have alot to do with how fast we lose too...

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
GW 221

calee
02-28-2014, 10:23 AM
Good morning, let me say, what I'm eating is clearly maintenance for my 63 year old hypothyroid body. I exercise 90 minutes daily. Calories generally around 1200-1400.

My breakfast varies:
Greek yogurt rarely
Eggs rarely as I am sensitive to them
3-4 ounce Hunk of leftover meat- usually
Protein bar no sugar alcohols 24carbs, 19 fiber, 20 protein
Some bacon or sausage

Lunch: pretty much the same daily
Salad greens, cucumber, red onion, 1 oz goat cheese, 3 oz chicken or other meat, drizzle olive oil, drizzle balsamic creama de Modena

Dinner:
Either salad greens 2 cups or cooked veggie 1 cup
3-4 ounces protein
Olive/balsamic if salad

Last night 4 ounces halibut, 8 oz roasted zuchinni baked with shredded Parmesan

Snacks - this week I got into 1 ounce of Mac nuts, bad idea. I loved BBQ pork rinds but put my 1/2 ounce serving on the scale and it's more like 3 servings. Those went into the trash. No wonder retaining fluids! Anyone want a few bags, come on over!

Actual snack daily.
Either celery or mini Tri colored peppers with 2T Phily Jalapeño cream cheese. That's mid morning as I get up at 5:30, walk 3/4 mike to work and take 60 minute Pilate reformer class all befor noon. Lunch is at 1.

ames14
02-28-2014, 12:17 PM
thank you for all your replies.
I think I am going to cut out cheese next week and see what happens.
I like cheese. LOL.
More veggies will be added in..
Maybe try some fat bombs? too?
Thanks

ames14
02-28-2014, 08:51 PM
Calee What bar do you eat? I know bars are suppose to be bad.. but I need easy food. I work at a desk all day..

I cant believe im not losing a lot of weight.. hate my body sometimes.
but I guess it could be worse..
I started drinking 8-10 cups of water a day..
I fill up a half gallon jug to make sure i drink it all in a day..
That thing weighs 4 lbs!!

Ladies I am trying.. I just don't get it.. but im cutting out the cheese sticks this week. adding in coffee, more water.. more chicken and tuna..

I got the ketosis sticks shows a trace? can you lose any weight with a trace? My back/knee feels better than it has. but im taking it one day at a time..

Well girls im 40. and since hitting the big 40. my body has turned against me.. not that it really ever was my friend.. All I can say is.. Praise god for my hair!! I still have that!!

Have a nice Friday night!

ames14
03-01-2014, 09:46 AM
Good Morning Ladies!! Happy Saturday. well I got up this morning, Husband was crabby so I took a 2.25 mile walk. minute I returned home, started to rain.. Gloomy day today... but at least I got in my walking.. Knee feels good. Lower back froze up. after I stopped walking. Will talk to Doctor on Monday.. Other wise I feel pretty good. I had my protein shake W/ Almond Milk.
I filled up my 1/2 gallon of water for the day.. and ready to go..

Whats everyone doing this weekend?

calee
03-01-2014, 10:31 AM
Good morning,

Ames, I eat Quest Bars. They have a website, GNC, DRugstore. Com, amazon. Don't pay more than $24.99 for 12 bars. They have a natural line which has no sugar alcohols and I eat those. The chocolate brownie bar is 170 calories. Heated pieces in the microwave for 15 seconds taste like a cookie. I don't gain on them and actually if I supplement both breakfast and lunch, then eat 4 oz protein and veggies for dinner, I drop a few ounces. Maybe it's the on tilled portion and low calories. I'm glad you were able to walk today.

I have to work again today. 12 of 14 last days. I'm exhausted cleaning up someone else's mess. Tomorrow will be filled with shopping and Academy Awards.

Weight still at 149. Actually happy with that as it went up to 150 this week. Way too much stress. I'm off to WW for my monthly Lifetime Weigh In.

Lulu, 15 is a lovely age. I'm ready for grand kids! :)

Have a happy Saturday everyone.

Welcome home Sarah! You've been missed!

Lulu NH
03-01-2014, 10:47 AM
Leaving Boston soon....walking over to Fanueil Hall and Quincy Market for baby girl again...3rd time in 2 days!! Walked and T'd our way around Boston yesterday...a little too much for my mom but she is quite a trooper!! Love her for her effort..she'll be 75 in May!!

Worked out already ...yogurt and fruit for breakfast...my mom can't believe how I look!! We are both old enough now that I can accept what she is saying.....praise or criticism.....it's a journey!!! It has been a nice trip for all 3 of us!!!

wannaskipandlaugh
03-01-2014, 12:50 PM
Ames... I too got out and did my walk (longest ever 3.75 this journey). I was thinking of you all too while I walked and how far we have gotten too in our quest to be healthy and lighter. LOOK at how far you have come! I am sorry your back froze up... boooo.... Just a note.... Jerseygirl never had much of a trace showing on her Ketosis strips... so sometimes that test does not work for all. I know age is a difference (I am 55) and it is harder as our metabolism's are alittle slower LOL Need more "romping" I think for the testosterone... Just thinking here. And thinking that maybe alittle more good fat intake might help. Suggestion.. keep a chart and watch if you have weeks of maintaining or losing just alittle and weeks of losing alot and see if there is a pattern.....

Calee... I am so sorry you have such a long day today.. But COUCH day tomorrow night! weeeeeeeee

Sarah.. Have you settled back in to Paris life and shed that US water weight?

LULU.. what a fun weekend you are having. 3 generations of lovely women together. Laughing, Shopping, walking, shopping, talking, shopping, enjoying each other and Shopping. That is so awesome for your mom too to be able to keep up and I bet smiling the whole time! That is such a lovely picture in my head!

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
GW 221

newme12
03-02-2014, 05:51 AM
TopazSpirit- welcome!
Lulu- I'm glad you're having a great trip with your family.
Sue- way to go on the 3.75 mile walk. That is awesome!
Calee- I'm sorry work is so difficult right now. I hope it gets better soon.
Ames- Glad your knee is doing better. My diet is about the same as yours. I love cheese too! I was very sluggish losing for about 12 days. I increased my water to about 70 oz. I also cut back on nuts and cut out pork skins, and increased my good veggies. So far it seems to be working. But listen to the pros on here. There are some very experienced losers!

SW: 240.6
CW: 235.6
GW: 224

Lulu NH
03-02-2014, 10:11 AM
Holding at 172...I know the scale will move this week...my size 34 carpenter pants fit ok and the muffin top is getting better so I know I am still changing even though the scale isn't moving!! Committing to 45 minutes a day for exercise...I had slacked off because I was getting faster...so I added minutes back in not just distance.

Sue - Awesome on the walk....I agree...exercise helps!

Calee,Ames, Newme - keep up the good work!!!

calee
03-02-2014, 11:39 AM
Hello team!

It's Sunday and I finally have a day off. Lots of cleaning and shopping to do in prep of my son coming home Thursday night for a . Few days. I'm having a birthday party here for 15-20 people Saturday night. He only gets home once a year, lives in Berlin, so this is an easy way for him to see friends.

I'm going to make a huge pot of Paleo Chocolate Chili. Its all grass fed meat no beans. Salad, cornbread, cheese, guacamole etc. everything organic ingredients. So lots of prep including house cleaning.

I'm taking off Friday at work regardless of this project because my stress levels are higher thn I can ever remember. Not good for weight loss so I'm happy to be maintaining for now. It's not an excuse, but my reality and when I weighed 249.8 I promised that I would be more gentle on myself when I to to my goal of 149.

Lulu, that scale will be your friend this week.

Carol, you're doing great!

Sue! Congrats on getting things moving!

I am going to primarily protein for five days. I know that Zach being home will have lots of meals out and while he makes us meals of roasted veggies and huge salads 3x a day (seriously) there are way more veggie carbs involved so I want to fight off a pound or two this week.

wannaskipandlaugh
03-02-2014, 12:07 PM
Calee... Have an Awesome time with your son! Oh wow.. what Joys you will have this week! :) and when was the last time he saw you? Will he be amazed at the change in your weight?! I bet he will be and is proud!

Lulu.. Life is so good and joyous for you.. I meant to ask.. how is your little niece/nephew doing? I also bet that you see the "6" before the end of this month.. I just bet you! :)

Newme... Look at you (LOVE that win in the 5lbs+ off challenge!) You are going to beat me to the 220's... So that just gives me more motivation! LOL

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
GW 221

sarahinparis
03-03-2014, 04:45 AM
My Challenge

SW : 196.6
GW : 186.6

I was really tempted to put a goal of 185 but I won't - I'm trying to be more gentle with my expectations for myself and 10 pounds is already going to be really challenging. I'm not usually a huge fan of time-based weight goals, but I was happy with the extra effort the goal gave me during the last week of the Valentine's challenge (of course I was already pretty close - what I hate is when someone sets a goal of say 15 pounds, loses 13, and then says they "failed" instead of celebrating the marvelous accomplishment of those 13 pounds).

My major commitments :

- weigh in daily (I already do this)
- keep a daily food log (I've seriously resisted this and it is hard for me to commit to, but frankly I think it's what I will need to do to move through this weight decade that has stalled me for years in the past)

- I'm also *thinking* about going dairy-free until Easter (except butter, and except on our vacation) - I'll decide this part after our vacation

I plan to update on this thread on Mondays (my "official" weekly weigh in day)

I had a great vacation, enjoyed the sun, warmth, family and relaxation (no cooking! no dishes!). Was super happy with my diet, stayed low carb the whole time (4 sips mojito and 1 bite of key lime pie) although ate way more food and more carbs (berries, greek yogurt) than usual.

I successfully journaled my food every single day, but skipped 2 weigh ins (one by accident and one the day of our return on purpose because by the time I was at my scale I'd had 3 bottles of water...)

196.8 Feb 15 (leave on vacation)
198.2 Feb 16 (travel scale 196.2)
196.4 Feb 17 (travel scale 194.4)
197.4 Feb 18 (travel scale 195.4)
DNW Feb 19
197.4 Feb 20 (travel scale 195.4)
198.4 Feb 21 (travel scale 196.4)
197.8 Feb 22 (travel scale 195.8)
198.6 Feb 23 (travel scale 196.6)
196.4 Feb 24 (travel scale 194.4)
199.4 Feb 25 (travel scale 197.4)
198.8 Feb 26 (travel scale 196.8)
DNW Feb 27 (return from vacation)
198.6 Feb 28
196.6 Mar 1
195.0 Mar 2
194.6 Mar 3 (40 pounds!)

And in the end I decided to do something even more radical than go dairy-free - I'm doing the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) for the month of March.

It's EXTREME - no grains, no sugars, no sweeteners, no legumes (already doing all of that so that's no problem)

but ALSO - no eggs, no nuts, no dairy, no nightshade vegetables or spices, no seeds or seed-based spices, no seed oils, no coffee, no cacao, no alcohol, no green beans

It's that second list that is hard, some things harder than others. Thank god tea is allowed, but I'm still missing coffee. I'm also staying pretty low carb so the fruit that most AIP people enjoy I'm restricting (but having more than I was having before - berries mainly).

I'd been toying with the idea of doing an elimination diet (which is what this is) for a while but couldn't wrap my head around it (hence my hesitation above about dropping dairy for a while). But I'm worried my infant daughter has a skin condition I've suffered with most of my life, and apparently this kind of a diet can help. So obviously before I'd try anything like that on her I'd need to try it on me. And this diet is such a huge undertaking you basically have to eat everything at home and I can do that in March (no travel) but after March it gets really tricky with visitors and travel and basically I'm not sure I could do it again until September - and now worried about my daughter that's too long to wait. So, I'm jumping in.

The good news is that foods are so restricted that there is not much fun factor, and any cheat at all undermines all the hard work, which makes them very unlikely. It is requiring a lot of mental energy, reading several books, looking for recipes so that I don't lose my mind eating the same thing every day (all day on March 1 I just ate one food over and over - can't do that for 30 days!) and cooking too, so everything is prepared and ready - I don't think on this diet you can make it work if you're not prepared.

Lulu NH
03-03-2014, 05:39 AM
Holding at 172..just looking to break into the 160s...according to my plan I should have been at 167...just finished 59 weeks so I am pretty happy with that!!

Sarah - Just curious if you are doing AIP for psoriasis or eczema or another condition....I've lived the psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for 20 years...my kids also have a chance of getting it...

Sue - My nephew is a true bundle of joy but seems to pick up colds at the drop of a hat!!! I'm sending him two super soft blankets for St. Patrick's Day!! He likes the feel on his face as he is falling asleep...nice to have spares when one is in the laundry!!

Baby boy comes home on Friday....Spring Break already!!! He'll be home from college for the summer before I know it...

Best wishes for an on-plan day!! Low carb/low cal salad plans for today!!

ames14
03-03-2014, 07:53 AM
Good Morning,
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend..

Well scale is up!! since I been drinking 8 cups of water a day.. scale has not moved..So I took out the old Pen and paper again and I am writing everything down...
I am getting sick of losing gaining the same 6 lbs for 2 months.. I must be doing something wrong!!! I am not hungry.. and honestly I am getting sick of talking about it.. So going to write it all down and see what happens..A friend said try another eating plan. But this is the only plan that keeps me at bay.. I am not starving..

LULU good job!! I would be happy to be at 172~ but I know that scale will start moving any day for you!

Sarahainparis!! Good luck with the paleo.. I don't think I could cut back anymore. With my budget.. there would be nothing left for me to eat!

ames14
03-03-2014, 07:56 AM
Breakfast 1 cup of Almond mIl 30 calories 1 carb
1 scoop of Ideal Shake 120 calories 6 carbs

Lunch 1 can tuna 100 cal 0 carbs
1 tbsp. Mayo 100 cal 0 carbs
2 cups Shred cabbage 30 cal 3 carbs

2 celery sticks 15 cal 2 carbs
1 Coke Zero 0/0
5 cups of water 0/0

If you could see something I should substitute out, that will save me carbs, let me know.. I don't have lot of time to cook in the morning. I used to skip breakfast. But the shake really helps. I also have a 3 carbs shake I use sometimes. But this Monday morning I needed chocolate! Thanks


total for Breakfast and Lunch 395 calories and 12 carbs
Per chiropractor I also started taking 1 Water PIll OTC, 1 One a day vitamin, 1 fish oil, 2 fiber pills.
Leave me with 705 calories for dinner / 8 carbs..

That is plenty of food for me for breakfast and lunch.. dinner when I tend to get a little more hungry..

wannaskipandlaugh
03-03-2014, 08:38 AM
Sarah... I am amazed at how strong you are to omit those foods for a month. I am looking foward to seeing how the lbs drop as the month goes on!

Lulu...shoot I had hoped for the 1 if not the "0". This week

Ames - I don't see anything wrong with what you have shown on your menu... maybe you could add alittle more fat in somehow... but otherwise it looks good!

I was so busy and accomplished so much yesterday. Did my 3 miles in the am, Mulched part of the yard, Spread the Weed and Feed on the grass, put up a brand new bird feeder (saw a Cardinal on it this morning!) cleaned out old pots and dead plants, laundry, vacumed.. whew.. so no wonder I lost alittle weight ! Hooray!

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
GW 221

calee
03-03-2014, 10:31 AM
Good morning. Slept through two alarms so this is a drive by. I have great news. Scale finally moved for me but I went drastic to all protein yesterday.

Jumped from 149.6 to 148.4. That's huge for me. Eats were:
2 strips thick bacon, 2 fried eggs, 4 oz pork shoulder steak at 10:30
8 ounces ribeye at 6:00

Will eat all protein until Friday. Zach comes home late Thursday. Sue, I think you asked when he last saw me. I went to Europe for our annual vacation last fall. Weight is the same. I've been up and down 5 pounds for the last 15 months.

Sarah I did 75 days of W30 last year. Followed AIP except I drank decaf coffee because it doesnt cause me problems. I also didn't eat beef for those 75. I dropped 5 pounds doing those 75 days. I was eating some fruit and sweet potatoes so only lost 5.

Let's make this a good day.

Easter Challenge - April 20th
SW. 150.6
CW. *148.4
GW. *145
UGW 139*

ames14
03-03-2014, 01:45 PM
Wannaskipandlaugh.. Thank you.. that's a basic day for me.. So im not sure what the issue is.. Wish I could run like you do..!
Good job!

sarahinparis
03-04-2014, 04:50 AM
Sarah I did 75 days of W30 last year. Followed AIP except I drank decaf coffee because it doesnt cause me problems. I also didn't eat beef for those 75. I dropped 5 pounds doing those 75 days. I was eating some fruit and sweet potatoes so only lost 5.


Calee, that's great that you did 75 days of W30! Wow, I admire you!

Any recipes or food tips you can offer I'd really appreciate.

Is there a reason you didn't eat beef?

I'm reading a lot about AIP and most people do add quite a bit of carbs. I'm trying to stay close to the same but that's proving mighty difficult - my carbs have basically doubled these past few days, I'm allowing some berries but I don't want to open the door to too much fruit or pretty much any starch. I was really not hungry yesterday and ended up with a very low calorie day, but then struggled to sleep (I've read that can happen on deep ketosis) so I need to keep an eye on that...

It's a lot of restrictions I guess but the upside is that it makes food become just fuel, pure and simple, not an interesting taste sensation. That's a good thing. Plus I suspect when I am done with this experiment I won't find "regular" low carb/primal to be very restrictive at all (actually, I already have found low carb really easy to live with, it's been my main WOE since 2009). To my surprise the hardest thing to get past these last few days hasn't been the coffee, nuts or dairy - it's the SPICE I miss, I miss hot pepper, peppercorns, etc.. And I keep reading report after report of people saying their biggest trigger is nightshades. Gosh I hope that's not true for me...

Lulu NH
03-04-2014, 06:41 AM
Hi Ames - I like 172 but I'm not in love with it!! Lol.... We are struggling to get anywhere but here!!! Planning to take the time to enjoy the moment!!

Reporting in at 172....current pants are very loose but new pants are a bit too snug for my liking!!

NSV: True confession: I'm cheap and like a bargain!! This is time of year for $3 sweatshirts at Walmart. Last year at this time I felt successful because I could finally buy a 16W down from a 24W, last night I got a plain regular large!! Not extra large just a large. It was amazing and very very motivating!! I'm teary today because I took the time to reflect on my journey...it's not always easy but it is totally worth it. Please keep up your own good work!!!! YOU are worth it!!!

wannaskipandlaugh
03-04-2014, 08:51 AM
Calee... good one your down down! Yay.. soon the crooked number 7 will be showing up! :)

Ames.. Oh I just walk (fast tho.. about 3.5 miles an hour speed).. I just have always (since I was 6) had a hard time running.. But maybe I might Jog.. LOL as long as my Arse does not scrape the asphalt! LOL

Lulu.. oh you brought a smile and a wonderful scene in my head. Your NSV is such a PERFECT example of how far you have come and your commitment has worked (is working still). A Large... instead of a 24 a Large! That is like being on top of the mountain and looking down at single digit peoples clothes as you are heading right that way! Looking back is such a great motivator! (Just like photos) So HAPPY for you! :)

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
GW 221

calee
03-04-2014, 10:26 AM
Lulu, so excited about your Large!!

Sarah, I blood tested sensitive to beef, eggs, oranges so added them to my off eating list on W30. The 75 days went quite quickly. I would have continued but wanted to intro foods two weeks before leaving for Europe. I ate a lot of salads, roasted veggies and japanese sweet potatoes.

Sue, I found 6 ounces this morning that I lost yesterday. Let's just keep going! :)

ames14
03-05-2014, 07:10 AM
Good Morning Ladies..
I have to make this quick.. Running behind for work already...
Well Scale starting to move a little. Still a little higher than my ticker.. once im lower than my ticker then I will report..
I cut back on my water.. to 5 glasses a day and 1 no caffine/no sugar soda no cal no carbs... and scale seems to be moving ( strange)
But I think its almost that TOM again. argh every time I turn around..
have a great day!

Lulu NH
03-05-2014, 07:33 AM
Can't weigh this morning...worked out last night..15 minutes elliptical and 30 minutes on the "dreadmill" !!! Going to do the elliptical when I get home tonight as dinner is cooking!! Best wishes for an on-plan day!!

wannaskipandlaugh
03-05-2014, 08:25 AM
I hate those "found" ounces too, Calee!

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
GW 221

calee
03-05-2014, 09:50 AM
Ugh, my found 6 ounces isn't budging. Maybe it's the 4 ounces of ham that I'm eating for breakfast this week. Yesterday was 910 calories, 15 carbs, still back up to 149. It's a high quality problem to have on this weight loss journey.

Have a great day everyone!

Lulu NH
03-06-2014, 06:17 AM
I saw 1.7.0 on the scale when I got home last night but 172 this morning....aaaah the teaser before the real move on the scale!!! So it is just a matter of time....my mini goal is 167 for March 17th but really 160anything will be a major success!! In the mirror I noticed my body is changing again...below my navel on the right and left of my stomach the fat is starting to melt away so it kind of looks like two indents...it's weird like when my fat shelf on my butt started to melt away....so I still have a major pocket of fat above my navel and of course lots of loose skin!!! HA!! As baby girl would say..."first world problem" as if....Best wishes for an on-plan day!!!

wannaskipandlaugh
03-06-2014, 08:23 AM
LULU you SAW that number!!! That is awesome! Its coming for the AM weighing in (What are you doing during the night in you sleep???drinking shakes?? LOL and Love that NSV of seeing indents instead of bubble ups on your body! HO HO HO that is Mahhhhhvelous! :D I too remember when I had lost my butt shelf (when I started doing squats last fall) it was so nice for me to have the back of my skirt being just as long as the front and not hiked up a 12 inches shorter than the front! LOL I still marvel at the feeling of my skirt on the back of my calf and not above my knee in the back LOL

GO LULU GO!!! :D

calee
03-06-2014, 10:25 AM
Yay Lulu! You are the star of the morning!

I'm having a good morning even after eating out 2x yesterday. Bacon cheeseburger, regular cheeseburger. Both bunless at upscale restaurants so high quality meat.

Easter Challenge - April 20th
SW. 150.6
CW. *148.2
GW. *145
UGW 139*

My son comes home late tonight. I will stay as low carb until atuesday morning when I hop back on Meat and Eggz. Saturday night is my higher carb meal of the day at his 40th birthday party.

Have a fun day everyone!

ames14
03-06-2014, 12:28 PM
Look Over there <--------------I finally went down a pound!!!
whoo whoo!!

Sorry everyone seems to be finding some ounces.. IM praying I keep losing. been a LONG time!! I just cut out extra water? and started a water pill.. Just one every few days. Maybe i am retaining water? who knows..

so I am a little happier!! cant wait for lunch thou im hungry.. I really been cutting back on dinner!. My bday is 7 weeks away. I NEED to be in onederland by then!

LULU Good job!! :)
Hang in there ladies!!!!You all do such a terrific job!! your all winners!

Lulu NH
03-07-2014, 06:53 AM
Happy Friday!!! 172 again today and after 99 days...TOM....starting my countdown to menopause all over again!!....Dear Mother Nature, really?!?!?, Sincerely, Lulu NH

Best wishes for an on-plan day....guess that explains why I wanted to eat everything in site last week.......fighting another head cold...waiting to see if I feel good enough to work out...

NSV: I took baby girl to a school play last night and one of her friends pulled her aside and said...."I don't know how to tell you this...." Baby girl said..."don't worry whatever it is we can work it out.." Friend says.. "Your mom looks great!!" ...BTW I was wearing jeans on one of my $3 Walmart sweatshirts!!! It was a great NSV because 15 yo girls are tough critics!! HA!!! (Totally not the ending to the story I was expecting...)

Ames - congrats on the downdowndown....can't wait to join you!!

calee
03-07-2014, 11:32 AM
Congrats Ames!!!

That's a hard earned compliment Lulu!! Love it.

I'm having a good morning but ws up all night with horrid leg cramps.

I worked 13.5 hours yesterday, then went straight to airport to get Z last night. After a 5 hour conference call I was exhausted.

This weekend staying as low carb as possible given we I'll eat out a lot. Saturday is a carb refeed day after meat and Eggz since Sunday.

Scale is kind. Carbs have been under 20 all week. Very little dairy, only in coffee.

Easter Challenge - April 20th
SW. 150.6
CW. *147.4
GW. *145
UGW 139*

Meat and eggs challenge - start march 2nd
3/2 *149.6
3/3. 148.4
3/4 149
3/5 149
3/6 148.2*
3/7. 147.4. I may go up some until Z leaves on Tuesday but I know that and will hop right back on challenge.

I'm off to Golden Gate Park to walk all day!

Have fun today everyone.

newme12
03-07-2014, 01:16 PM
Congrats on the lb Ames! It's true...we all lose differently...
Way to go Lulu! A compliment from a teenager is the best!
Calee you are doing great. Enjoy your son and his party!
Sue you have come such a long way. Congratulations! You are an inspiration. Now having said that...I'm about to beat you into the 220s! :)

SW: 240.2
CW: 233.6
GW: 224

Lulu NH
03-08-2014, 06:37 AM
Head cold and retaining water....not a great combination! On a positive note I walked outside for the first time this winter...50 minutes..it was a balmy 35 yesterday and should be into the 40s today!! Happy Saturday...best wishes for an on-plan day! N

calee
03-08-2014, 11:52 AM
I LOVE to watch a good race! Go girls go!

Lulu, I'm sorry about your cold.

I'm off to walk 5k, then the farmers market, then cook all day!

newme12
03-08-2014, 01:18 PM
Hope you feel better Lulu!
Haha Calee. I'm just trying to keep Sue motivated. I'm excited to see her getting closer and closer to that 100 lb mark! Wow, busy day for you. Have fun!

Lulu NH
03-09-2014, 09:37 AM
Still 172...still fighting a cold!!! 35 minutes on the treadmill yesterday and no walk outside because I don't feel so great...homemade chicken soup today!! I look puffy but the scale isn't up so ill take it!! After this cold and TOM, I better see something good on the scale!! Working through my second box of tissues.....

calee
03-09-2014, 02:19 PM
Yesterday walked 90 minutes, cooked and cleaned. Did my Meat and Eggz refeed as per the program. One meal that was not bad. 4 tortilla chips, 4 crackers, one slice pound cake, s trawberries, 2 dates, 2 wine. Up three pounds from Thursday but worse is how I feel. Going for a long walk in the woods to recover this morning.

sarahinparis
03-10-2014, 06:33 AM
Callee, how long did you do meat & eggs? I've never done that, but I've seen others get results. I've never seen the high carb refeed part though. Could you do it with just fruit and veg and get the same benefits?

My major commitments :

- weigh in daily (I already do this)
- keep a daily food log (I've seriously resisted this and it is hard for me to commit to, but frankly I think it's what I will need to do to move through this weight decade that has stalled me for years in the past)

196.8 Feb 15 (leave on vacation)
198.2 Feb 16 (travel scale 196.2)
196.4 Feb 17 (travel scale 194.4)
197.4 Feb 18 (travel scale 195.4)
DNW Feb 19
197.4 Feb 20 (travel scale 195.4)
198.4 Feb 21 (travel scale 196.4)
197.8 Feb 22 (travel scale 195.8)
198.6 Feb 23 (travel scale 196.6)
196.4 Feb 24 (travel scale 194.4)
199.4 Feb 25 (travel scale 197.4)
198.8 Feb 26 (travel scale 196.8)
DNW Feb 27 (return from vacation)
198.6 Feb 28
196.6 Mar 1 --> begin AutoImmune Protocol (no dairy, eggs, nightshades, etc)
195.0 Mar 2
194.6 Mar 3 (40 pounds!)
193.4 Mar 4
193.4 Mar 5
192.4 Mar 6
193.2 Mar 7
192.4 Mar 8
194.4 Mar 9
195.0 Mar 10

Weight bounced up yesterday and stayed up today. Not sure why but will just ride it out before I tweak anything. Possibly it's hormonal.

Lulu NH
03-10-2014, 07:15 AM
Treadmill yesterday and I will work out eventually today...slow morning with day light saving...holding at 172!! It's nice to have my whole family together even though it is just the 4 of us!! My cold just won't let go yet!! My low carb chicken soup is great...just regular soup without the noodles!! Warm and very satisfying!! Best wishes for an on-plan day!!

ames14
03-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Hi Girls Happy Monday.. trying to be positive today..
Had a bad weekend. Couple reasons. But I wont go through all of that..
Had pizza on Saturday. Was good. but woke up Sunday feeling so sick..
Because I been eating so clean. and didn't..My system said.What the heck is this sludge!

Still feeling down.. Wont even step on the scale until a few clean eating days to see what damage I did..

Calee!! how did the 5k go?. A did a couple of them in my life time. I loved it.
I lost 30 lbs training for my first one. I always did a speedwalk not run. but the way my backs been lately, don't think I should even attempt that. Not to mention no one ever wants to do it with me..

LULU holding is better than gaining!! I hope that cold leaves you soon and your back to being your self!!

Sarainparis! hi!!! I know the hormonal thing.. argh.. Good luck. I hope you get a swoosh of weight loss soon!

NewMe12 I hope all is going good for you!!! Happy Monday.

newme12
03-10-2014, 09:32 AM
Hang in there Sarah, your body is just confused. It really means to be going the other way. It will figure it out soon.

Lulu...so sorry you are still feeling bad! Proud of you for exercising while sick. That is one area I've got to do better in.

Calee...it sounds like you could have done a lot worse. The most important thing is that you had a great time with your son! Hope those lbs leave you soon and you feel better.

Ames...I'm sorry your weekend was bad. Hope things get better! I've had pizza with my son twice since I started this. I usually eat a salad and then eat the toppings off 4-6 pieces of pizza (they're small at CiCi's Pizza :). Everything is going good here. My daughter is home from college for spring break so I'm enjoying her!

Sue...I miss reading your posts. Hope everything is ok!

Well back to work for me tonight. I hope everyone has a great week and that a lot of lbs dissapear (and stay gone)!!

Lulu NH
03-11-2014, 05:52 AM
1.7.4...OMG!! My face is so swollen this morning and my sinuses are pulsing...everything is off and we are getting a foot of snow on Thursday!! If this were my real life..shouldn't I be enjoying it!! Ok...pity party over because everything will get back to normal...hopefully soon!! Bet wishes for an on-plan day!!

calee
03-11-2014, 10:35 AM
Dropping Z at airport this morning. Back on steak and Eggz. Knew I would eat off plan and I did. How quickly 3 pounds come back.

Sarah, I won't do refeed again, this was special occasion. Next time just fruit to replenish glycogen and not often, maybe 12 days.

I walk a 5k several times a week. There is a path around the lake in my front yard that is 5k. Easy to do.

Gotta run and shower to get to airport.

Laterz.....

TopazSpirit
03-11-2014, 10:46 AM
I've made it from 176 to 172 so far. Still 7 more pounds to go.

newme12
03-12-2014, 04:50 AM
Calee...Right... And how slowly they come off!!
Topaz...great job! Glad to hear from you. Keep it up.
Lulu...so sorry. The weight gain is probably just water retention from the sodium in your chicken soup. Feel better soon!

Lulu NH
03-12-2014, 05:44 AM
173!! So just a small blip that pretty much made me lose my mind yesterday!! True confession: I have an irrational fear that I will gain everything back overnight...EVERYTHING!!

Still fighting the head cold while everyone else seems to be better!! I didn't have time to work out yesterday but I will be on the elliptical today as I will be pretty much snowbound for 2 days!!

Best wishes for an on-plan day!!!

wannaskipandlaugh
03-12-2014, 08:49 AM
Back to business and I am so impressed by you all! LULU get better and that illness water that your body needs to help fight the "bug" will go bye bye!! :)

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
GW 221

calee
03-12-2014, 09:51 AM
Excellent progress Topaz!

Lulu, I have that same fear about them all coming back overnight. Hate that!

I'm back where I started. That's what I don't like about low carb. A few days of more carbs nd BAM those pounds are back.

I have a houseguest both this weekend and next weekend, but no reason to go off plan. I'm going to make a run for my Easter goal.

Sue, good to see you back.

Hi Carol.

Lulu NH
03-13-2014, 06:12 AM
St. Pat's on Monday and I am no closer to 160s.....cold is still hanging on and weight is steady....thinking about a fat fast but I only lasted one day last time!! Best wishes for an on-plan day!! If I can catch that little rascal, I'm planning low carb groundhog stew for dinner....so.tired.of.winter!!!

wannaskipandlaugh
03-13-2014, 08:33 AM
Calee... thank you for the hug :) and I would not have come back this third time without you all! I was just about throwing in the towel! THANK YOU!

Lulu.. Shoot... I know what you mean about thinking you can gain back everything. BUT that WON'T EVER HAPPEN. We all know that we never want to feel or look that heavy ever again. Won't Happen! We are smarter than a 5th grader and won't let go :) I believe you are due a whoosh... A BIG TIME Whoosh!

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
GW 221

calee
03-13-2014, 10:19 AM
Good morning!

I put on 3 pounds last week. Down 1 today. No pilates because of UTI infection. Had to start antibiotics yesterday. Will still walk to work and back. I'm back on mostly meat and eggs. I feel better eating this way.

Have a good day everyone!

Easter Challenge - April 20th - which I will make!!
SW. 150.6
CW. *149.2
GW. *145

calee
03-13-2014, 10:20 AM
Sue, no towel flinging around here! We would all take it personally if you left us. Carry on!

ames14
03-14-2014, 07:29 AM
Topaz!!! Great job!

Wow I haven't been on all week. this week went by fast..

It's that time of the month again. so I am showing up 1.5 pounds.
aRGH!. but it is what it is..
Very super excited My parents modular home is in. going to get to walk through it today and see it.. They wont be moving in until end of the month..
Going to be so nice to have family here.
I hope you all have a great weekend.. A healthy one too!!

wannaskipandlaugh
03-14-2014, 08:39 AM
Calee... I am so sorry you were sick ande Boo! on the extra water and I BET you will make your Easter goal!

Ames we have missed you!!!! and neat that your parents home is here! (We have alot of those homes here in Florida!)

I am happy... at my lowest weight so far on this journey.... 220's I hope you show your face soon!

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total) :D
GW 221

Lulu NH
03-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Happy Friday!! Finally starting to feel a little better!!! My pants are getting really loose but the scale...well it's the scale!! I read and interesting article on www.cnn.com about circuit training...it's only a 7 minutes routine!! I think I can commit to 7 minutes a day along with my elliptical routine!! The idea is to do 30 seconds of one exercise 10 seconds of rest for 12 different exercises. All you need is a wall and a chair you can step on. You do as many of that one exercise as you can in 30 seconds. The exercises are jumping jacks, wall squat, push-ups, abdominal crunch, step up (as in step up onto a chair and back down) squat, tricep dip, plank, high knees (stepping in place), lunge, push up rotation (a push up where you lift one arm up to the side), side plank. Have to admit the planking and push-ups will be major trouble spots!! But I am going to give it a try...7 minutes...I'm totally worth it!! Best wishes for an on-plan day!!

newme12
03-15-2014, 02:05 AM
Calee- I hope you feel better soon!
Lulu- the circuit training sounds interesting. Lol...I might have to leave off the push ups and planking!
Ames- thats good your family will be close. Sorry about Tom. At least that extra weight will leave with him.
Sue- you are on a roll! So proud of you. Keep it up!

SW: 240.2 (?)
CW: 232.0
GW: 224

calee
03-15-2014, 11:35 AM
Good morning lovelies,

I'm so happy it is Saturday and I have another day with my friend who came from the east coast. Late afternoon I hav to take her up to her retreat but she comes back for mother night when the retreat ends. We went out for a nice dinner with two of my close friends that she has gotten to know. I splurged on 1 glass of red wine and the rest was steak and roasted veggies. Quite yummy. The good news is that it did not throw me out of ketosis and I'm down almost a pound today.

Carol, push ups and planks are hard but start slow. When I was over 200 I started with wall push ups. Find an online video, check the form and get started. You are going to want muscle when the weight comes off o your skin is better. We o a lot of planking in Pilates. I am starting to get the regular plank. The side planks. Foretaboutit!

Lulu, you sound like you're feeling better?

Sue, I'm waiting at the 229.9 gate for you. I'm here to cheer you on!

Ames, it's nice to see you so excited about your parents.

I think we may be going over to the coast today. It's supposed to be 75 today! On my way home tonight I'll stop at Costco and survey the meat situation for the week.

Easter Challenge - April 20th
SW. 150.6
CW. *148.2
GW. *145

wannaskipandlaugh
03-15-2014, 01:04 PM
Calee I knocked and you LET ME IN! :woohoo: :D I am at 229.8 this morning and after my walk I was even lower. I AM IN THE 220's I AM - All I can say to myself is WOW! I am impressed with myself! oh so happy! I feel lighter too :D . You know Calee (and everyone else) I would not be seeing this number without your encouragement. So I salute you for what you helped me with! THANK YOU!

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
GW 221

Lulu NH
03-16-2014, 06:48 AM
There was Saturday school up here to make up for one of the snow days...so they held the winter carnival for the kids...anyway took baby girl to breakfast at our local diner before school....owner of the place doesn't bat an eye as I order a bacon cheeseburger no bun lettuce tomato onion for breakfast. The she commented how good I look to which I respond "not bad considering I can have a cheeseburger for breakfast!!"

I started my circuit training...my 7 minute work out is more like 10-12 minutes because I am trying to figure out the routine and I can't really do a push-up or side plank....I don't imagine my side plank is really suppose to look like me laying on the floor!! HA! Anyway it will get better!! Still doing my elliptical because I really feel I need the calorie deficit just to maintain where I am and to eventually get to 160 which seems soooooo far away!! The scale says I'm up so I am determined to focus on what I am putting in my mouth...traveling this week...so can't weigh Tuesday to Thursday!! Best wishes for an on-plan day!!

Sue - Congrats on the 220s!!! It is so exciting to get to a new decade!! Can't wait to be able to say the same myself!!!

calee
03-16-2014, 11:17 AM
Sue, this is touching. I know absolutely nothing about you except the number on you scale and I feel quite emotional about your reaching this milestone on your journey towards improved health. You are doing a fine job of it. I remember how difficult every pound is to get off. Most of us are not of the loser variety that just its carbs or calories and the weight falls off. We have to work for every pound. So a truly heartfelt bravo and job well done on this. Now to focus on 225. You are a rock star!

Lulu, good story on the cheeseburger!

I went out to a lovely lunch/dinner (it was 3 and really only meal of the day) with my girlfriend from back east. We sat out on a lovely garden terrace eating wonderful food. The warm spinach bacon salad with almonds and a few dates was more divine than I can say. I ate what was left for an 8pm snack. I did share a dessert of flour less chocolate cake with her. California plate means very small. I thought I might show a big gain this morning but only 2 ounces. It did not throw me out of ketosis. Thank you body. On to a new week of meat and eggs. Will save my 1 meal refeed of carbs until my friend comes back next Sunday.

Off on a 90 minute walk this morning. Have a fun day everyone!

newme12
03-17-2014, 05:45 AM
Calee I'm so glad your having such a great time with your friend! Listen...you know that gate you opened for Sue...well I need you to turn the key for me too! :) thanks for the advice with the excercises.

Sue you are on fire! Great job! I know what Calee means about feeling so happy for someone you barely know. I can't even imagine how much better you must feell with 91 lbs gone. That is amazing!

Lulu great job starting your circuit training!

I have 2 goals for this week: 1) to get into the 220s (no surprise there)
2) to be able to fit into my large scrub pants before my next work week . (This means I need to get my walk on)
Hope everyone has a fantastic on plan, losing weight week!

sarahinparis
03-17-2014, 06:30 AM
Big time holding pattern, 14 days now...

But it's hard to judge what's going on, since I'm doing this crazy diet restriction (an elimination diet, the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol - now over halfway there). Basically it's low carb minus dairy, eggs, nuts & some vegetables (nightshade family). Big emphasis on food quality, which for me has meant more veggies - my carb count is more than doubled, but when I've checked I'm still in ketosis. I'm not doing any of the starches that many/most paleo people do, all the extra carbs are either from green veggies or from coconut. I am also following the recommendation and having one serving of berries daily, another carb bump that I was having very very infrequently, and is now daily.

So the flat weight is the only real negative, and it's really hard for me to attribute that completely to this diet, since these holding patterns are pretty usual for me (although this one starts to be long).

On the positive side, I'm feeling good about what I'm eating (not too restricted), physically feeling great which I think might be all the nutrients in the veggies, have retired another couple of pairs of pants, and have done a great job of tracking (one of my Easter Challenge goals).

My major commitments :

- weigh in daily (I already do this)
- keep a daily food log (I've seriously resisted this and it is hard for me to commit to, but frankly I think it's what I will need to do to move through this weight decade that has stalled me for years in the past)

196.8 Feb 15 (leave on vacation)
198.2 Feb 16 (travel scale 196.2)
196.4 Feb 17 (travel scale 194.4)
197.4 Feb 18 (travel scale 195.4)
DNW Feb 19
197.4 Feb 20 (travel scale 195.4)
198.4 Feb 21 (travel scale 196.4)
197.8 Feb 22 (travel scale 195.8)
198.6 Feb 23 (travel scale 196.6)
196.4 Feb 24 (travel scale 194.4)
199.4 Feb 25 (travel scale 197.4)
198.8 Feb 26 (travel scale 196.8)
DNW Feb 27 (return from vacation)
198.6 Feb 28
196.6 Mar 1 --> begin AutoImmune Protocol (no dairy, eggs, nightshades, etc)
195.0 Mar 2
194.6 Mar 3 (40 pounds!)
193.4 Mar 4
193.4 Mar 5
192.4 Mar 6
193.2 Mar 7
192.4 Mar 8
194.4 Mar 9
195.0 Mar 10
193.6 Mar 11
194.2 Mar 12
193.2 Mar 13
193.8 Mar 14
193.6 Mar 15 -- SIX MONTHs of actively managing my weight!!!
193.4 Mar 16
193.8 Mar 17 (14 days @ holding pattern, ho hum...)

wannaskipandlaugh
03-17-2014, 09:02 AM
Calee.. I am so thankful for you all! and I, like you, kinda feel like I know you all and that you are my friends. I cheer all the time and feel bad and sad when people get stuck and get "lost" too. We are a group, a group that just got lucky to find each other at the same time.. How lucky is that?!
and you had such a fun day with your friend. That is one of those days to put into a journey to remember how much fun you had :)

LULU.. LOL I love the bacon cheeseburger sans bun for breakfast. What a nice comment from the lady too! Sounds like a Great NSV to me! :) YOU ARE MARVELOUS! :) and your circuit training.... :)

SARAH... Maybe the new moon is just not your week. SOOOOOOO I bet its this week!. 14 days at or around the same weight? you are SOOOOOO DUE!

NEWME! Oh I am sitting by the door (220) waiting for your knock... It won't be more than a moment that I have to wait!

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
GW 221

calee
03-17-2014, 10:13 AM
What a great weekend.

Yesterday I was wiped out. Got in a 90 minute walk and a Little shopping and had to come home and veg. No weight gain after eating out two meals. That's a victory.

Sarah, I shed 5 pounds on my Whole75 that I did without eggs, beef, citrus nd nightshades. I did have small amounts of sweet potatoes and some fruit. I was not trying to do it low carb. I logged all my food and exercised 7 hours a week. I regained the 5 over the following 4 months. Vacation in Europe, work conferences, new boyfriend, holidays. Same 5 I'm taking off again. I bet your body will start moving the weight around. Healing happens from within they say in the Paleo community.

Sue, so happy you maintained your loss.

Carol, I bet it would be helpful if you started recording your exercise here. It always helps me be more accountable. Sue is waiting for you and we are ll here to cheer you on. I remember the 220's being an exciting milestone.

Lulu, how is your week looking? Congrats on the circuit!

B: 2 hard boiled eggs, cream in decaf, 1/2 protein bar if necessary
L: Paleo Chocolate Chili, lettuce leaves
D: friend is making owned beef and cabbage

Easter Challenge - April 20th
SW. 150.6
CW. *148
GW. *145

Goal: start next week <147

wannaskipandlaugh
03-18-2014, 08:59 AM
My in between weeks.. They mess with the mind. up .2 oz and I ate on plan and finally "went" go figure... Just shows tho.. that I should have a nice downdowndown again when it happens! I cannot believe how lose my skin is on my thighs... Just wish the saddlebags would disappear! LOL

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
GW 221

calee
03-18-2014, 10:11 AM
Darn corned beef. Up 4 ounces. I can feel he odium pain in my hands this morning. I can't believe the effects of 4-5 ounces of meat.

Have a fun day everyone!

Lulu NH
03-19-2014, 07:04 AM
Happy Tuesday!! Can't weigh and on the road but made good choices!! I did not have time to work out yesterday due to travel!! I saw my rheumatologist on Monday and he is going to start a new med for me to see if we can taper the prednisone..I'm "too young" so he is worried about the side effects of prednisone!! Sounds funny when I'm turning 49 this year!! I want to see the scale move in the right direction as I have been hanging out in the 170s since Christmas...when I look in the mirror I know who is responsible!! Apparently I like the 170s...I do feel good but I really want to commit to my 160 goal!!

On a side note, two of my co-workers who started their journeys last year have re-gained.... One almost all the weight and he is now re-committed!! And the other who did weight watchers about half the weight and he is actually happy where he is...maybe lost too much at first!! The second guy told me he was tired of being "hungry all the time"... He was doing weight watchers.

Best wishes for an on plan day!!

wannaskipandlaugh
03-19-2014, 08:39 AM
Best wishes to you too LULU! :) the 160's are coming .. I see them on the road ahead of you! :)

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON! :)
GW 221

newme12
03-19-2014, 09:48 AM
Sue I'm glad you got back out of the 30s! Now your just making that "notch" in the 20s before you start going down again. I plan to be there with you soon!

Calee I'm glad you had a great weekend. Those salty foods are the worst. It least we know it's just water from the salt and that it will go away. Ok here's my accountability...still not walking. :( plan to get one in today or will do zumba!

Lulu the good thing is that you are keeping your weight off (unlike your co-workers). If you are ready to recommit now then you will make it happen. Since December you have been maintaining and that is a very important part of weight loss. It is the part I have always failed at in the past!

Sarah keep hanging in there! I think you will see new numbers very soon!

ames14
03-19-2014, 05:42 PM
Hi Ladies iM back.. Well something is just not right.. Not sure exactly what it is.. but over 3 months and only lost 10 pounds. going to start eating some carbs again and go back to counting calories for a while. add some fruit in... some carbs. but watch my calories..
I have not been eating anything near and just not losing the weight
2 100 calorie protein drinks for lunch / breakfast
1 steak and veggies for dinner.
snack cheese stick, or slice of hamand cheese..

Other than 1x a month. I never eat Bread,Pasta, Cookies, cakes, nothing. NO sugar at all. and no weight loss. Everyone is so impressed with me but still scale wont move!

maybe my body is used to the low carb and just wont give. NO idea..
but im going to add more food back. and count calories. see what happens.
Of course im not going to bring sugar back in, that's common sense sugar makes me fat.. But going to bring back in fruit, some good breads..
my knees are still in and out.. my backs been feeling a lot better.
but my knees are still bla..
Getting so frustrated looking to turn to pills.. and Im trying not to do that.

I will be still stopping in and out. but that's my plan!!
hugs to all your great girls! keep up the great work!

sarahinparis
03-20-2014, 04:18 AM
Good luck Carol

wannaskipandlaugh
03-20-2014, 08:33 AM
Ames... I am down to a .5 or a 1 lbs a week until I get to my woosh weeks. It just happens. Sometimes, tho, there are hidden carbs in foods too and sometimes your body just needs a break. Keep trying to find something that works for you and know that there will be weeks of little losses, but there will be losses! :)

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
GW 221

Lulu NH
03-20-2014, 08:35 AM
Exercised already!! And I can weigh tomorrow!! Best wishes for an on-plan day!!

newme12
03-20-2014, 11:36 AM
:( no I did not walk...or Zumba. I am bad. I am going to the Y to weigh in for Team Lean today so I will walk while I'm there. I promise!
On the plus side I finally saw 229.8 today. Yay! Super happy to be out of the dreadful 30s!

Ames I'm sorry this is not working for you. I hope your new plan does! Please check in with us regularly!
Boo to the water weight Sue. It will come off soon and hopefully take more with it!

SW: 240.2
CW: 229.8
GW: 224

ames14
03-20-2014, 01:07 PM
I used to be able to lose 30 lbs in 3 months on this plan. Eating same thing.. or MORE.. and now nothing..
So I guess I have to try something. Since exercise is out right now.
So going to keep count of calories and see what happens..
Thanks girls! im not giving up just adjusting. because I am getting discouraged. Everyone is eating foods.. and im just eating to survive.
and getting no where.

Lulu NH
03-20-2014, 05:22 PM
I.match.my.ticker!!!!!!! Soooooo happy!!! Couldn't wait til tomorrow...weighed as soon as I got home!!!!

wannaskipandlaugh
03-21-2014, 08:41 AM
Ames you are part of our patience club! Look at LULU... how many days at 173?????? and NOW :woohoo: LULU! 171! HOORAY! (whistle!) I am thrilllllllllllllllllllllllllled for you! YAY!!!

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE! :)
GW 221

calee
03-21-2014, 10:36 AM
Ames, hang in there. I once did Atkins for two years, no cheats, counted everything. Shed less than 20 pounds. Tried raw vegan, veggies, fruit, 1 ounce nuts a day. Less than 10 pounds that year. I find that Atkins 1972 original plan is the best. There is a forum for that here. I don't drop an ounce unless I eat just protein and eggs. No fruit. If I have white stuff once a month as you mentioned, it takes me at leat a week to get rid of the pound I gain. Movie popcorn, two weeks to get rid of. My son was home and I had movie popcorn and 1 small slice of birthday pound cake. That was March 8th and I'm still not back to my low weight. This doesn't happen just to you.

Carol, you made it to 20's!!! So happy for you. Now pull Sue back in there with you please.

Lulu! Sticker weight! Awesome.

I'm plugging along. Work stress has been going on for 29 days. Big meeting today. It will be first time seeing guy that's made my life so miserable. I'm sure thy will bring in Subway sand for lunch and big bags of chips. I will eat the insides out of two 6" turkey and cheese. Going armed with a Quest bar in case of donuts etc. wish me luck.

Easter Challenge - April 20th
SW. 150.6
CW. *148.6
GW. *145

I'd best get back on the losing train! It's not for lack of trying. Yesterday walked over a hour and an hour of pilates reformer.

newme12
03-21-2014, 12:25 PM
Good luck with the meeting Calee. Hope things go well and work is less stressful!
YAY Lulu. Your on your way to the 60's!
Good attitude Ames! Don't give up, just find something that works for you.
Sue...the key is turned and I am holding the door open waiting for you to come back through! Sorry about the stress at work. Get some rest and relaxation this weekend. I want you back in the 20s with me so we can race for the teens :).

I am very proud to report I walked 2.5 miles Thursday and 2.6 miles today.

calee
03-22-2014, 11:20 AM
CAROL!! Awesome on the walking.

I got the team to switch from Subway to a local Eli. I got a southwest wrap with turkey, cheese, avocado, tomatoes and lettuce all mixed with chipotle mayo. Stripped the wrap off and ate half, gave the other away and came home to salad and 4 oz organic ground beef for dinner. Gained 2 ounces. No exercise. It wasn't my meat and eggs but I stayed in ketosis.

Today walking 3-4 hours in San Francisco with my oldest friend who's in town. We stop for lunch mid way through walk. She was my bestie from 1958-1968 when we went away for college. I get in another mile to and from the subway so it always makes or around 10-12 miles of walking. Love it. We try to get together at least 6 times a year when she comes to visit her daughter.

Tomorrow another east coast friend is here to spend the night. Another walk is planned.

Have a great weekend everyone!

wannaskipandlaugh
03-22-2014, 01:24 PM
Calee... what fun to walk with friends (and that they want to walk too is a big bonus!) It sure is fun to walk and talk... the miles and time just fly by! GOOD for you and you lunch yesterday! You sure do inspire me and give me knowledge if I ever am trapped at a restaurant and need to decide "on plan" food :) TY for that.

Carol (Newme).. I knocked and you had the door unlocked for me still! YIPEEEEEEEEEEE I made it back to 229.8 - Just under the line.. but I will take it. My shoulders are lowering alittle and the burn inside my top left shoulder has dissapated.. so stress is losing its grip! :) weeeeeeee


SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
GW 221

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newme12
03-22-2014, 03:41 PM
Thanks Calee. HaHa My walking is baby steps compared to what you have planned. Have fun!

YAY Sue! Of course that door was open lol. Now for the fun stuff. When we get to the teens...GUESS WHAT...you will have lost 100+ lbs!! Lets GO!

Lulu NH
03-23-2014, 05:11 AM
Happy Sunday!! Holding and that is fine with me!! I do think I'll see 170 or lower this week!! I'm going to put on snowshoes to pack down a trail for my dogs today so that ought to be great exercise!! We got another foot of snow last week so they have been house bound and really need a run!! If they go off the trail they sink way into the snow and that is really hard for my terrier mix!!

I made fauxtato salad yesterday and I'm planning steak and coleslaw for dinner tonight!! It is one of my favorite meals!!! Only 25 minutes on the treadmill yesterday because I had to be taxi driver for baby girl!! But it's all good and all balances out in the end!! When I'm short one day I try to add it in the next day!! I'm still using my fitness pal to track food and exercise!! It keeps me honest and makes me realize carbs/calories in the food I am eating!!

Best wishes for an on-plan day!!

calee
03-23-2014, 10:36 AM
Congratulation Sue! Glad to hear the stress is dissipating. Now just stay in those 220's young lady.

I was tired yesterday. Only walked 9 miles. Managed to gain close to a pound. What the heck?

Lulu, good job maintaining.

Carol, hang onto Sue in the 220's.

Ames are you around?

I cooked up a pot of Paleo Chili last night for quick yummy lunches this week. If home tonight I am cooking up some chicken thighs and a pork loin for breakfast and dinners. I figure ith three prepared meats I'm good to go. Didn't buy eggs as I'm sensitive. Will see if it makes a difference.

I'm retaining fluids this morning. Can feel it in my hands.

Have a fun Sunday!

wannaskipandlaugh
03-24-2014, 08:37 AM
Lulu.. I agree... the "6"s are right there!... Go grab it! :)

Newme... are you farther into the 220's??? I am having to wait til my whoosh week it seems BOO!

Calee... I thank you ... but today the stress is doubled Sigh.. Oh well.. Just 5 days of my life I have to make it thru. Looking forward to Friday Night! LOL

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
GW 221

sarahinparis
03-24-2014, 08:56 AM
Slowly slowly slight movement down (like half a pound a week or so). But enjoying (what!?!) my AIP diet and planning for the next steps of reintroducing a few things. I'm glad I made the commitment to track all my food until Easter, having that data really helps me see some of the reasons the scale isn't moving much.

My major commitments :

- weigh in daily (I already do this)
- keep a daily food log (I've seriously resisted this and it is hard for me to commit to, but frankly I think it's what I will need to do to move through this weight decade that has stalled me for years in the past)

196.8 Feb 15 (leave on vacation)
198.2 Feb 16 (travel scale 196.2)
196.4 Feb 17 (travel scale 194.4)
197.4 Feb 18 (travel scale 195.4)
DNW Feb 19
197.4 Feb 20 (travel scale 195.4)
198.4 Feb 21 (travel scale 196.4)
197.8 Feb 22 (travel scale 195.8)
198.6 Feb 23 (travel scale 196.6)
196.4 Feb 24 (travel scale 194.4)
199.4 Feb 25 (travel scale 197.4)
198.8 Feb 26 (travel scale 196.8)
DNW Feb 27 (return from vacation)
198.6 Feb 28
196.6 Mar 1 --> begin AutoImmune Protocol (no dairy, eggs, nightshades, etc)
195.0 Mar 2
194.6 Mar 3 (40 pounds!)
193.4 Mar 4
193.4 Mar 5
192.4 Mar 6
193.2 Mar 7
192.4 Mar 8
194.4 Mar 9
195.0 Mar 10
193.6 Mar 11
194.2 Mar 12
193.2 Mar 13
193.8 Mar 14
193.6 Mar 15 -- SIX MONTHs of actively managing my weight!!!
193.4 Mar 16
193.8 Mar 17
192.8 Mar 18
192.4 Mar 19
192.6 Mar 20
193.0 Mar 21
192.2 Mar 22
191.6 Mar 23
192.2 Mar 24

newme12
03-24-2014, 11:36 AM
Good luck Lulu! I keep meaning to try the fauxtato salad. I love cauliflower. Its the best veggie ever! I use it to make the crust for my pizza.
Sarah good job sticking with your plan. Hope the numbers keep going down!
Calee there is an invisible rope holding her in place!
Sue I'm not too far down- 228.4 yesterday and holding today.

I had a lot of temptation this weekend! A wedding shower Saterday (2 small bites of a salted caramel cupcake...nasty! It was so gross I had to have that 2nd bite to prove it :p Actually I only ate one bite at the shower but brought my son one home and had to have a bite of his). They served subs and chips but there was extra lettuce so I made a salad. Then Sunday we had homecoming at my church. Meat was not a problem, but there were very few good veggies...lots of stinken casseroles and starchy stuff. I took green beans, so I ate those and a little broc casserole (picked out the brocoli) and some 7 layer salad. All in all I didn't do toooo bad! Did not walk Sat. But did 2.5 miles Sunday.
Hope everyone has a great week!

pnkrckpixikat
03-24-2014, 12:24 PM
Hey all, random check in here since you all knew how frustrated I was yo-yoing in the 240s: I broke out of them this morning! 239.3! If I keep going downwards I may come back for the daily tracking.

General update: I have still been struggling staying on track. I will be on track for a few days than cave and eat pizza with the hubby etc. So I would gage I have been about 80/20 on track but kept knocking myself out of ketosis. I have been on track now for about a week, ketostix are reading I am back in ketosis and I am hoping that I can keep it up. Thursday I leave for seattle for 4 days to celebrate my best friends 30th birthday with her, I am hoping I can stay on track keto-wise if not calorie wise. Any suggestions? I have heard for alcohol that vodka and diet is best for keto.

I am checking in between classes so I haven't gone back to see how everyone is doing, if work is slow later I probably will check back in catch up a little bit. I started a tumblr so that has sucked my time away from 3fc.

anyways *hugs* to all!

noshoes
03-25-2014, 03:06 AM
I Hope I can lose a kg each week til Easter but happy with any loss. 83.5kg is my ideal and realistic goal.
I am dairy free and chocolate free this year. I need to remember drink more water and eat more for energy so I can do more activity.

ames14
03-25-2014, 07:18 AM
Good MOrning.
Well yesterday I did the eat every 2 or 3 hours. Starting at 7 am..
My day consister of..
1 Cheese stick
1 100 cal pack of almonds
2 snack size protein shakes ( 100 cal each, 1 carb each)
1 coke zero
24 oz of water
3 stalks of celery
By 3 pm. I was shaking felt like I was going to pass out.. like my blood sugar was way too low? Bottoms of my feet felt numb, I felt weak ? that makes no sense.. usually I have 2 protein shakes I ate way more? Only New thing I had was D3 Vitamins I started. I ended up coming home eating too much because I was shaking.. Had a steak , big salad and some Hershey kisses because I thought I was going to faint.. ARGH! I hope today I don't feel like that.
What the heck?

I did a lot of reviewing last night. Next Monday going back to induction.
Only Chicken , eggs, allowed veggies.. you know the old atkins style for 2 weeks. see if that jump starts my loss..
Going to cut out the protein drinks, and cheese and such and see what happens.. I know you ladies are so patient. But summer is just around the corner. and I am fat!
I need to drop 20 lbs. asap..

Hope you all have a great day!

wannaskipandlaugh
03-25-2014, 08:36 AM
So strange.. I had posted yesterday.... wierd!...

PIXIKAT.. I have posted that I wondered how you were doing.. I am so glad you are doing well! (eh some days) Please come back to keep us up with how and what you are doing. HAVE a great time visiting your friend in Seattle! (Per IanG... alcohol + NO FOOD = weight loss sometimes).. tho don't drive! LOL HUGS to you!

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
GW 221

calee
03-25-2014, 10:04 AM
Hey Pixie, great to see you. Congrats on breaking though that weight barrier. Please do come around more often. Vodka and diet tonic is pretty good.

Noshoes, congrats on the dairy and chocolate. That's terrific. Please o heck in often. We still have close to a month unil Easter.

Ames, I am following Atkins 72. Time for me to get serious about this challenge. Three weekend of houseguests and parties nd eating out and I'm at 149.8 this morning.

Good job figuring out what works for you Sarah.

Lulu, you're about to hit the 160's. Now that's something to celebrate!

calee
03-25-2014, 10:06 AM
Sue, we have to get a rope and tie you into the 220's! Hang in there. I have been yoyoing for the last few weeks too. Arg!

pnkrckpixikat
03-25-2014, 10:13 AM
Aww I love you guys! Ok, I'll come back. I only left cause the yo-yoing was driving me nuts. But I think that not being here daily made it too easy to go off track here and there.

2/15 - 242.4
3/24 - 239.3
3/25 - 239.7

ames14
03-25-2014, 01:45 PM
Calee, Yes that's what I am going back to..
for 2 weeks! see if I can bust off another 8-10 lbs!!
so you been following it the entire time?

Lulu NH
03-26-2014, 09:12 AM
Happy Wednesday!! Checking in at 171 this morning...I was sure I was going to see 170 or lower but the scale is a tease.....

Hi Pixikat - 80/20 is still good...choosing a WOE is trial and error...life is not perfect!! The best thing to do is to try again the next meal to make the best on-plan choices!!

Ames - It looked like you only ate about 400 calories by 3 pm ...that is not enough in my opinion. I know it is hard to look past immediate weight loss but I promise if you stick to a consistent WOE you will see the weight melt away!! It stinks but slow and steady will get you to your goal!!

Sue/Calee - keep up the great work!!!

Best wishes for an on-plan day!'

pnkrckpixikat
03-26-2014, 10:01 AM
good morning!

2/15 - 242.4
3/24 - 239.3
3/25 - 239.7
3/26 - 239.5

calee
03-26-2014, 10:21 AM
Ames, I have not been following much of anything besides low carb for the last three weeks because I had my son here for 5 weeks, then a houseguest the last two weekends. I apparently get easily distracted from my goals. I'm now, at 150 this morning focusing again on Atkins 72 because it's the closest to M&E. I do dairy instead of eggs. I am allergic to eggs and I think they cause inflammation. Drats because I do love them.

It's a good thing Easter is still three weeks away because March has been a wash for me. That's sounds better than a FAIL! ACK!!!

Have a good day everyone. Good to have you back Pixie.

Lulu NH
03-27-2014, 05:55 AM
Happy Thursday!!! As a true New Englander says " I'm wicked happy" to report 169!!!!! My original goal for this challenge was 167 for march 17th and 160 by Easter...of course I thought I'd already be at goal by the end of December but I still had some lessons to learn like patience!!! I've never seen anything from 178 to 169 as an adult so it's all a victory!!

True confession: I try on my goal pants - size 34 painter jeans almost everyday to get a gauge on the muffin top!! I felt good enough the other day to show my husband - still can't walk out of the house with them on but soon!!

Dear 165 - I'm planning on seeing you!! - Lulu NH

Thanks for all the support!! 63 weeks in!! Best wishes for an on-plan day!!

sarahinparis
03-27-2014, 06:38 AM
Way to go, Lulu, and welcome to a new decade!!!

Watching your patience really helps me keep my own journey in perspective - thank you!

wannaskipandlaugh
03-27-2014, 08:47 AM
Pixikat.. I am so glad you stayed! and LOOK AT YOU! Shoot.. you are gonna fly by me and my weight! :)

Calee... I need that boomarang rope... I keep creeping up.. that blackened turkey salad I am having for lunch this week must have some sodium too. I am amazed by how well you maintained with your Son being home and your guests (walking helps :) ) You are the model of strength!

Ames.. you WILL bust those lbs off! Show me! (I need to too!) :)

Sarah- Patience is the weight losers 4 letter word! LOL but we can await it!

LULU! ALL I CAN SAY IS :woohoo: and :congrat: and another :woohoo: YOU ARE IN THE 6's!!!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee and shazam! So Happy happy happy for you! :cheer2:

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26 :(
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
GW 221

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calee
03-27-2014, 09:48 AM
LULU!!! You go girl. Winner of the day! I love seeing your success. You'll soon be strutting around in those 34 painter pants.

Sue, I've got the sodium thing happening as well. I think it's my chili that I made.

Hanging in at 149.8 which is 2 pounds over my weight when my son came home March 6th. This has been a rough month for me in many ways. Not. Giving. Up!

newme12
03-28-2014, 03:23 AM
Calee I agree with Sue. You have done an outstanding job maintaining your weight with your son visiting for a month and the other visitors you've had!
Lulu...that is AWESOME!! :D
Pixiekat...glad you decided to stay!
Sue ...hope to have you back with me soon!

SW: 240.2
CW: 225.4
GW: 224

Lulu NH
03-28-2014, 04:13 AM
Happy Friday!!! Thanks everyone for the kind words!! It's a journey right?!!

I have a date with the elliptical as I did not work out yesterday...real life and work got in the way!! HA! But I'm committed to myself and worth it!! So exercise it is!!

Focusing on the next number down and seeing what I can do by Easter!!

Best wishes for an on-plan day!!

wannaskipandlaugh
03-29-2014, 12:55 PM
Newme (Carol) I am trying like crazy to get back to the 220's arggg

Lulu... now we have to look towards 165! :)

Calee.. Sodium and stress lethal combination I am thinking.. taking the weekend to get my mind set again (again and again and... well you know)

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
3/29 231.6 (-3.4 total) okay.. (yesterday I was 234 EYK!) lost some water and the stressful week is done. Next week has a rotten icky file waiting on my.. but only have to do my job and not the other persons job. whew! 220's I am coming to get you again and then hanging onto you!
GW 221

calee
03-30-2014, 11:18 AM
Hi Team,
I've been having a difficult time with staying on track because I really haven't seen any progress in two months of low carb. Not sure why as carbs are LW and I work out 5-6x a week. It just isnt working or me. Maybe it's the stress f the last month at work. Dieting is my negative magnet and it keeps me feeling bad about myself. I'm going to ease up a bit nd stick to the Primal Blueprint and the Perfct Health Diet and see where I am in two weeks. Hopefully I will make my Easter Challenge goal! I realize that i have the luxury of easing up a bit in that my goal is to get from my size 8 to my size 6 jeans in my closet. I will continue to drop by if that's ok. I'm on the hunt for balance in my Easter Basket!

newme12
03-31-2014, 05:42 AM
Please continue to drop in Calee and let us know how it's going...and keep us in line! Hope your plan works for you! I'm curious... Did you lose your 100 lbs or part of it on Atkins/low carb?

Lulu NH
03-31-2014, 06:09 AM
Happy Monday! I'm up....TOM....nuff said right?!!! Definitely retaining water and feeling all around blah!! I know I will see good things when this is over...and I truly hope Mother Nature will just let menopause take over soon!!

I know is may sound funny but it seems like I had better bathing suit choices at a 20/22/24W than I do now.....that being said bathing suit shopping was an epic fail! The suits I tried on did all the right things in all the wrong places!! And there certainly was not enough coverage!! So I plan to stop at a few places on my travel this week because just like weight loss, it will be a journey for a bathing suit this year!!

Best wishes for an on-plan day!!

sarahinparis
03-31-2014, 08:32 AM
Today is the final day of my AutoImmune Protocol (AIP) elimination diet - beginning tomorrow I start re-introducing foods (first up: raw milk, grass-fed cultured butter!). I'll still be most hard-core AIP for the month, though, because in between introductions you go back to the basic diet. Hoping to be eating some normal things like black pepper and mustard in my vinaigrette soon though! Maybe, I dare hope, egg yolks so I can make mayonnaise.

Weight is creeping downwards by around a pound a week, maybe even a tad less. New diet plan coming, but I'll update on that later. I'm swept up in this idea of Nutritional Density (i actually feel so energetic and good and I think it's from all the vegetables on the AIP diet, so looking to keep that going)

I have to say, this challenge has really helped me, in particular the rule I made for myself to track my food daily. I'd started to do that 2 weeks before my diet, and that made the strict diet possible, and will make the tracking of the reintroduced foods possible too.

My major commitments :

- weigh in daily (I already do this)
- keep a daily food log (I've seriously resisted this and it is hard for me to commit to, but frankly I think it's what I will need to do to move through this weight decade that has stalled me for years in the past)

196.8 Feb 15 (leave on vacation)
198.2 Feb 16 (travel scale 196.2)
196.4 Feb 17 (travel scale 194.4)
197.4 Feb 18 (travel scale 195.4)
DNW Feb 19
197.4 Feb 20 (travel scale 195.4)
198.4 Feb 21 (travel scale 196.4)
197.8 Feb 22 (travel scale 195.8)
198.6 Feb 23 (travel scale 196.6)
196.4 Feb 24 (travel scale 194.4)
199.4 Feb 25 (travel scale 197.4)
198.8 Feb 26 (travel scale 196.8)
DNW Feb 27 (return from vacation)
198.6 Feb 28
196.6 Mar 1 --> begin AutoImmune Protocol (no dairy, eggs, nightshades, etc)
195.0 Mar 2
194.6 Mar 3 (40 pounds!)
193.4 Mar 4
193.4 Mar 5
192.4 Mar 6
193.2 Mar 7
192.4 Mar 8
194.4 Mar 9
195.0 Mar 10
193.6 Mar 11
194.2 Mar 12
193.2 Mar 13
193.8 Mar 14
193.6 Mar 15 -- SIX MONTHs of actively managing my weight!!!
193.4 Mar 16
193.8 Mar 17
192.8 Mar 18
192.4 Mar 19
192.6 Mar 20
193.0 Mar 21
192.2 Mar 22
191.6 Mar 23
192.2 Mar 24
193.4 Mar 25
191.4 Mar 26
193.8 Mar 27
192.0 Mar 28
190.6 Mar 29
193.0 Mar 30
191.4 Mar 31 (Final day of AutoImmune Paleo elimination diet protocol!)

sarahinparis
03-31-2014, 08:37 AM
Hi Team,
I've been having a difficult time with staying on track because I really haven't seen any progress in two months of low carb. Not sure why as carbs are LW and I work out 5-6x a week. It just isnt working or me. Maybe it's the stress f the last month at work. Dieting is my negative magnet and it keeps me feeling bad about myself. I'm going to ease up a bit nd stick to the Primal Blueprint and the Perfct Health Diet and see where I am in two weeks. Hopefully I will make my Easter Challenge goal! I realize that i have the luxury of easing up a bit in that my goal is to get from my size 8 to my size 6 jeans in my closet. I will continue to drop by if that's ok. I'm on the hunt for balance in my Easter Basket!

Oh Calee, sorry to hear this is making you stressed.

I understand about sometimes needing to step back and hunt for balance - hope you find it. I like Primal Blueprint, and haven't read PHD but I see a lot of people I think are smart in the paleo community who respect it. I'm moving to Wahls ketogenic plan as of tomorrow, I really want to keep eating all these veggies and I like the way she structures eating well AND remaining ketogenic (although it's a challenging diet, to say the least! but coming from AIP it feels manageable).

I hope one of the approaches you're considering helps you find peace of mind and the size 6...

We are here to support you and cheer you on whatever diet you follow, but also understand that sometimes stepping away from the computer is needed for mental health too...

wannaskipandlaugh
03-31-2014, 09:02 AM
Calee - I am so sorry you are frustrated. This losing weight thing is such a lesson on patience.. that geeezzzz sometimes just gets to us sometimes. Do what you need to do... but just like you had asked me - and I am asking you... please don't disappear too much. I enjoy your threads and your wisdom! I truly do. Please stay here and do the plan that works for you and stay with us and tell us about it! (Hugs to you!!!)

Lulu... Tom = EH days... 5 days from now this will be history!

Sarah...you really have had alot on your plate (sleep training and your food plan). You have done so well! Does your body feel better?!

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
3/29 231.6 (-3.4 total) okay.. (yesterday I was 234 EYK!) lost some water and the stressful week is done. Next week has a rotten icky file waiting on my.. but only have to do my job and not the other persons job. whew! 220's I am coming to get you again and then hanging onto you!
3/31 232.2 (-2.8 total) had 1 bad meal... Feet are swollen - so lots of extra water!
GW 221

ames14
03-31-2014, 01:26 PM
Hi girls..
Life has been so busy lately for me. Sorry I don't get to stop in as much as I would like. Work been really busy.
Scale moved down 1 lb..
Or maybe its just because I been moving more. weather getting nicer.. Not sure don't matter..
My parents are moving from Ct in 2 days will be staying with me for about a week. Going to try to get my dad to walk with me.

Works been so busy
And my car died. So we are back to a LARGE car payment.

So another reason to cut back on the food LOL

I hope everyone is good..

sarahinparis
04-01-2014, 05:05 AM
Sarah...you really have had alot on your plate (sleep training and your food plan). You have done so well! Does your body feel better?!

SW 235 2/14

3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2


Sue, I feel really great, actually. I have always thought that vegetables are really healthy, and it's always been one thing that I've struggled with on low carb (been eating this way since 2009) is that idea of limiting vegetables.

I am absolutely 100% certain that my fat cannot be attributed to too many veggies.

I didn't feel much energy difference on this diet for the first 2-3 weeks, but the last 10 days or so it's been great.

I'm a bit frustrated that the scale hasn't moved much though during the AIP diet, and that's why I'm switching to something that is very close but I think will push me into ketosis again so that I can keep losing. Dr Terry Wahls has a new book out, The Wahls Protocol, and her top phase of the plan is ketogenic BUT high nutrition density (the AIP is high nutrition density too, but less specific than Wahls, and not ketogenic). So as of today I'm transitioning to Wahls Paleo Plus as I begin to reintroduce some of the foods I've elminated on AIP.

And Sue, look at all those weights in your history in the 220s! I think this will be your last push over the 23x mark, this time when you get down under it will be forever!

wannaskipandlaugh
04-01-2014, 08:51 AM
Ah... I will take your words as truth! Thank you Sarah and I am looking forward to this part of your journey :)

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
3/29 231.6 (-3.4 total) okay.. (yesterday I was 234 EYK!) lost some water and the stressful week is done. Next week has a rotten icky file waiting on my.. but only have to do my job and not the other persons job. whew! 220's I am coming to get you again and then hanging onto you!
3/31 232.2 (-2.8 total) had 1 bad meal... Feet are swollen - so lots of extra water!
4/1 231.4 (-3.4 total) slowly getting rid of the water.. Feet are not as swollen and I feel the Woosh Week a coming!
GW 221

calee
04-01-2014, 10:22 AM
I'm keeping my eye on you girls! :)

Yes, I did lose my 100 with decades of low carb.

Right now Perfct Health Diet feels like where I should be to learn balance. Lots of veggies, .5-1 pound of animal protein a day, some safe starches. It's not high in carbs except for the sac starch which one can drastically reduce for weight loss. As expected my weight went up a bit with the introduction of carbs but I'm also retaining additional fluids. I hope to be back under 150 before Friday. Both yesterday and today I weighed in at 151. I still have 145 as my Easter challenge weight so I'll be checking in.

Behave everyone! :)

Lulu NH
04-02-2014, 07:31 AM
Happy Wednesday!! Hanging out at 169!! Hoping to see 165 by the end of the month...I know that is a stretch but I can dream!! It was 50 yesterday so I walked outside...mud season here so it was a little messy but soooo much better than the basement workout!! Going to walk early this am after I bring baby girl to school because the road will be semi frozen!!

Sue - You are doing a great job!! It's not always easy to keep going!! You are well on your way to your goal #4... I am so proud of you!!!

Sarah/Ames/Calee - Keep going!! Even when the scale isn't moving, your body is changing!!!

I am so glad it is starting to look like spring around here...it's been the longest winter ever!! Best wishes for an on-plan day!!

wannaskipandlaugh
04-02-2014, 08:45 AM
Calee.... Changing things will get that body and scale showing wonderous things! :)

Lulu... I am glad you are starting to have Spring... I love sharing warm weather! and YOU CAN get to that 165.. I believe it!

I am finally back in the 220's... Now to get out of the fringe (9) and move to lower 3rd digit! lol

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
3/29 231.6 (-3.4 total) okay.. (yesterday I was 234 EYK!) lost some water and the stressful week is done. Next week has a rotten icky file waiting on my.. but only have to do my job and not the other persons job. whew! 220's I am coming to get you again and then hanging onto you!
3/31 232.2 (-2.8 total) had 1 bad meal... Feet are swollen - so lots of extra water!
4/1 231.4 (-3.4 total) slowly getting rid of the water.. Feet are not as swollen and I feel the Woosh Week a coming!
4/2 229.4 (-5.4 total) Hooray... Is it whoosh week??? or is my body just tired of that extra water? either way.. HAPPY CHICK here!
GW 221

calee
04-02-2014, 10:14 AM
Congrats Sue on the 220's.

Sarah, I just read up on Whals. It is very similar to how I eat. I am Paleo with the exception of a bit of goat cheese and Greek yogurt. I think that Perfect Health Diet is going to be exactly what I need to help me find balance with food. I am setting a long range goal of consistently being under 145 for this entire year. I want to actually give myself th opportunity to learn maintenance without obsession.

I've been under my WW lifetime goal since June 30, 2011 but I've continued to keep the pressure on to go lower and lower. I've been doing this since I was 7. I'm 63. I feel like whipping myself about my weight and food consumption is part of my fabric. I want to change that. Thu, learn balance. PHD has tons of veggies and more moderate protein so it's something I can do for life.

Have a happy Wednesday everyone.

Ps. Lulu, you can get to that low goal! I'm at 151 and am aiming or 145 for Easter. Let's do it together.

pnkrckpixikat
04-02-2014, 12:14 PM
2/15 - 242.4
3/24 - 239.3
3/25 - 239.7
3/26 - 239.5
3/31 - 250.2
4/01 - 245.8
4/02 - 242.6

hey all! I had a great time on my trip. I completely ignored my diet but the water weight it flushing off nicely so far. my fingers are crossed I cross back into the 230s without too much hassle.

Lulu NH
04-03-2014, 05:52 AM
Happy Thursday!! Thanks everyone for the encouraging words!! Calee - you are right - picking something you can do for life!! I don't feel as obsessive about eating low carb and weighing as I did a year ago- now it is more of a routine. If I want to keep fitting into the clothes I have and lose the last bit of weight to my realistic goal...I need to keep doing what I am doing - eat less and move more!! Atkins does make it easier for me to make the best food choices! I have never reflected like I did this past year on what it really means to maintain and what it really takes to maintain...and 1200 to 1500 for this "weight-reduced" person is not a lot of food some days.....I tried on my 34s and they are looking better but. I have to be under 165 and probably closer to 160 for the right look!! Best wishes for an on-plan day!!

newme12
04-03-2014, 10:22 AM
Glad you had a good time on your trip Pixikat!
Lulu it will happen! Keep pushing towards that Easter goal and you will get there. My inner battle right now is getting into the teens. 2 years ago I got down to 217 (for about a day lol), so I really want to get below that and keep going. I think sometimes our minds just get to involved and sabotage us :) but we will make it!
Sue...yay! No going back this time! :)
Sarah and Calee I hope your new plans are a better fit/balance for you!
Ames I'm sorry about your car. I'm proud of how your hanging in there even with the slow loss. Thats another pound gone! Hope your dad will walk with you.

SW: 240.2
CW: 224.8
GW: 224.0

pnkrckpixikat
04-03-2014, 11:42 AM
Lulu - you are definitely getting there! Just keep up the good choices and those will fit in no time!

newme - I agree with the concept of self sabatoge. most of the time I go off track it is just because temptation is a b**ch but sometimes it seems that it is because food and weight is my comfort zone. I can't remember not being overweight and eating whatever and when I was down at 202 it was exciting and scary and overwhelming. I think I fell so off track after my wedding because everything was so far from what I knew.

2/15 - 242.4
3/24 - 239.3
3/25 - 239.7
3/26 - 239.5
3/31 - 250.2
4/01 - 245.8
4/02 - 242.6
4/03 - 240.3

Lulu NH
04-04-2014, 04:31 AM
Ending the week holding at 169!!

Newme/Pixie - thank you!! Self-sabotage!! Word of the day!! One thing that helps me is knowing the cravings come from complex messages in my brain telling my body that it is starving when it is not. The second and much harder concept is simply creating good habits to replace less than optimal habits!! (Notice I didn't say bad..) I know I talked before about only ordering coffee now instead of coffee, breakfast sandwich and hash browns!! I eat a better low carb, low cal breakfast at home before I go out!! It takes time and planning but ALL of us are totally worth it!!

Happy Friday!! Best wishes for an on-plan day!!

True Confession: I still eat way too fast and want to eat all day long...the struggle is real....but I am committed to the journey!!

wannaskipandlaugh
04-04-2014, 09:33 AM
Back up....

HANG IN There all of you who are doing the scale dance like I am. Remember... It is the final goal in mind and our travels to that goal. No day is perfect. We just try our best! The alternative is not what I want to be. I do not want to be that person who weighed 320 lbs and had a hard time getting off the couch, never mind trying to get up off the floor. (and I live alone). I do not want to ever be scared of not being able to take care of myself because of my weight! Just remember what got you started on this journey!

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
3/29 231.6 (-3.4 total) okay.. (yesterday I was 234 EYK!) lost some water and the stressful week is done. Next week has a rotten icky file waiting on my.. but only have to do my job and not the other persons job. whew! 220's I am coming to get you again and then hanging onto you!
3/31 232.2 (-2.8 total) had 1 bad meal... Feet are swollen - so lots of extra water!
4/1 231.4 (-3.4 total) slowly getting rid of the water.. Feet are not as swollen and I feel the Woosh Week a coming!
4/2 229.4 (-5.4 total) Hooray... Is it whoosh week??? or is my body just tired of that extra water? either way.. HAPPY CHICK here!
4/4 230.4 (-4.4 total) booooo salty salad from Wednesday night.. (shoot I was 232.4 yesterday) LORD help me!
GW 221

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wannaskipandlaugh
04-04-2014, 09:34 AM
PIXIKAt.. you are just a scooch away from the 230's!!!! I am happy for you! :)

wannaskipandlaugh
04-04-2014, 09:35 AM
Carol.. you are just so close to your Easter goal! WOW! that is wonderful!

pnkrckpixikat
04-04-2014, 11:23 AM
2/15 - 242.4
3/24 - 239.3
3/25 - 239.7
3/26 - 239.5
3/31 - 250.2
4/01 - 245.8
4/02 - 242.6
4/03 - 240.3
4/04 - 241.6

Well I scootched back lol we went out to eat last night. How is it I can eat a chopped salad at subway 3 times a week and no water retention and I get almost the exact salad at a restaurant and I wake up all poofy :( which means tomorrow will be poofier after whatever I drink today... bah!

I am supposed to go drinking with a friend tonight so maybe it is time to try the Ian diet. rum and diets all night long and no food! The hard part will be following through on that, once I am buzzed I want everything off limits. So I will allow myself on plan food if I get desperate.

newme12
04-05-2014, 11:22 AM
Honestly, it isn't all that fun eating out when your eating your on plan food and know that your Still gonna see a gain on the scale the next day. It stinks! Question: do ya'll try drinking more water to flush out the extra sodium?
Hope you were able to resist the munchies pixikat :D
Thanks Sue! I'm am REALLY sorry those scales won't be nice to you! I think it is awesome how you are able to continue to encourage everyone else even when you are feeling discouraged! But your right...it is all about remembering where we were, where we want to be, and why we are on the journey!
Lulu...I can't say I have that food struggle All the time but there definitely are weak moments. Esp. Around TOM. This month was one of the worst!

SW: 240.2
CW: 223.8
GW: 224.0
I had originally set a goal of 219 but then decided that might be too much. So changed it to 224.0. (I really like setting range goals, so in my head its been 219 to 224 all along). Anyway will push for the 219 now :) Thanks for all the encouragement!

wannaskipandlaugh
04-05-2014, 12:12 PM
Pixikat.. I am sorry that that scooch fairy visited you.. Now you need her sister.. Woosh! :) She is visiting you very soon I bet

Lulu... I know what you mean by eating FAST... I too grew up that way (especially when it came to French Fries in our house) You eat what you like fast ...... then you overeat as your brain has not had time to catch up to your tummy... Don't I know that too!... The old adage... chew food 30 times before swallowing... Well I will add an extra 3 or 4 to my 5 bites ! LOL well maybe more

Carol... you can use whatever goal you want. Sometimes it is nice to have a lofty goal (that might not be reachable) and sometimes an easy goal that is too easy to reach and we would need more push... Its just hard to pick sometimes... I participated in challenges before where people had 2 goals.. 1 goal and 1 Awesome goal (kinda like shooting for the possible stars).. We all have a number in our head and kinda know what are bodies are capable of... We just have to remember that we are forgiven for not reaching and cheered when we do reach it! :) (PS I believe in the 219 for you! OH YES!)

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
3/29 231.6 (-3.4 total) okay.. (yesterday I was 234 EYK!) lost some water and the stressful week is done. Next week has a rotten icky file waiting on my.. but only have to do my job and not the other persons job. whew! 220's I am coming to get you again and then hanging onto you!
3/31 232.2 (-2.8 total) had 1 bad meal... Feet are swollen - so lots of extra water!
4/1 231.4 (-3.4 total) slowly getting rid of the water.. Feet are not as swollen and I feel the Woosh Week a coming!
4/2 229.4 (-5.4 total) Hooray... Is it whoosh week??? or is my body just tired of that extra water? either way.. HAPPY CHICK here!
4/4 230.4 (-4.4 total) booooo salty salad from Wednesday night.. (shoot I was 232.4 yesterday) LORD help me!
4/5 229.8 (-5.0 total) and 228.8 after my walk.. oooo to be lower so that the 230's WILL BE IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR! lol
GW 221

wannaskipandlaugh
04-06-2014, 09:42 AM
ok.. well not 228.. but as close as I could get! 229.2 :) and I walked 16622 steps yesterday WOW! that was 2000 more steps than my previous high count!...

BEAUTIFUL Sunday today and I hope you all have a peaceful day! (even if its raining... I hope its a sweet quiet rain!)

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
3/29 231.6 (-3.4 total) okay.. (yesterday I was 234 EYK!) lost some water and the stressful week is done. Next week has a rotten icky file waiting on my.. but only have to do my job and not the other persons job. whew! 220's I am coming to get you again and then hanging onto you!
3/31 232.2 (-2.8 total) had 1 bad meal... Feet are swollen - so lots of extra water!
4/1 231.4 (-3.4 total) slowly getting rid of the water.. Feet are not as swollen and I feel the Woosh Week a coming!
4/2 229.4 (-5.4 total) Hooray... Is it whoosh week??? or is my body just tired of that extra water? either way.. HAPPY CHICK here!
4/4 230.4 (-4.4 total) booooo salty salad from Wednesday night.. (shoot I was 232.4 yesterday) LORD help me!
4/5 229.8 (-5.0 total) and 228.8 after my walk.. oooo to be lower so that the 230's WILL BE IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR! lol
4/6 229.2 (-5.6 total) ok just 10 more lbs in 2 weeks??? can I get close YOU BETCHA!
GW 221

sarahinparis
04-07-2014, 04:16 AM
Nice, Sue, to see you back in the 220s!

My new diet, Wahls Paleo Plus, that I transitioned to last week is going well. I'm succeeding on some fronts, more challenged on others. No snacking, as I expected, has been extremely challenging, but it's been a weird week since we have guests and I think I'd be able to do better with that in my normal routine. What I'm most happy about was the goal at switching to this at all - to eat 6 cups of veggies daily AND be in ketosis. I've been checking ketostix daily and have been back in ketosis consistently after the first few days.

I'm very happy with this challenge, should our next one run from Easter to Independence Day? In particular I think the food log has been critical to me at this point. I always resist doing that, but it's the most powerful tool I have...

My major commitments :

- weigh in daily (I already do this)
- keep a daily food log (I've seriously resisted this and it is hard for me to commit to, but frankly I think it's what I will need to do to move through this weight decade that has stalled me for years in the past)

196.8 Feb 15 (leave on vacation)
198.2 Feb 16 (travel scale 196.2)
196.4 Feb 17 (travel scale 194.4)
197.4 Feb 18 (travel scale 195.4)
DNW Feb 19
197.4 Feb 20 (travel scale 195.4)
198.4 Feb 21 (travel scale 196.4)
197.8 Feb 22 (travel scale 195.8)
198.6 Feb 23 (travel scale 196.6)
196.4 Feb 24 (travel scale 194.4)
199.4 Feb 25 (travel scale 197.4)
198.8 Feb 26 (travel scale 196.8)
DNW Feb 27 (return from vacation)
198.6 Feb 28
196.6 Mar 1 --> begin AutoImmune Protocol (no dairy, eggs, nightshades, etc)
195.0 Mar 2
194.6 Mar 3 (40 pounds!)
193.4 Mar 4
193.4 Mar 5
192.4 Mar 6
193.2 Mar 7
192.4 Mar 8
194.4 Mar 9
195.0 Mar 10
193.6 Mar 11
194.2 Mar 12
193.2 Mar 13
193.8 Mar 14
193.6 Mar 15 -- SIX MONTHs of actively managing my weight!!!
193.4 Mar 16
193.8 Mar 17
192.8 Mar 18
192.4 Mar 19
192.6 Mar 20
193.0 Mar 21
192.2 Mar 22
191.6 Mar 23
192.2 Mar 24
193.4 Mar 25
191.4 Mar 26
193.8 Mar 27
192.0 Mar 28
190.6 Mar 29
193.0 Mar 30
191.4 Mar 31 (Final day of AutoImmune Paleo elimination diet protocol!)
191.0 Apr 1 - beginAIP reintroductions! And transition to Wahls Paleo Plus
190.4 Apr 2
191.4 Apr 3
190.6 Apr 4
189.6 Apr 5
189.0 Apr 6
189.6 Apr 7

wannaskipandlaugh
04-07-2014, 08:56 AM
Wow Sarah.. you have been sticking to your plan, even with your guest! That is something! You amaze me! :)

Me.. creeping down.. but its DOWN and that is aok in my book! :) lol

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
3/29 231.6 (-3.4 total) okay.. (yesterday I was 234 EYK!) lost some water and the stressful week is done. Next week has a rotten icky file waiting on my.. but only have to do my job and not the other persons job. whew! 220's I am coming to get you again and then hanging onto you!
3/31 232.2 (-2.8 total) had 1 bad meal... Feet are swollen - so lots of extra water!
4/1 231.4 (-3.4 total) slowly getting rid of the water.. Feet are not as swollen and I feel the Woosh Week a coming!
4/2 229.4 (-5.4 total) Hooray... Is it whoosh week??? or is my body just tired of that extra water? either way.. HAPPY CHICK here!
4/4 230.4 (-4.4 total) booooo salty salad from Wednesday night.. (shoot I was 232.4 yesterday) LORD help me!
4/5 229.8 (-5.0 total) and 228.8 after my walk.. oooo to be lower so that the 230's WILL BE IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR! lol
4/6 229.2 (-5.6 total) ok just 10 more lbs in 2 weeks??? can I get close YOU BETCHA!
4/7 228.8 (-6.0 total) Cool and I still haven't started woosh week.. so maybe my goal might be possible! I gotta BELIEVE! :)
GW 221

newme12
04-07-2014, 07:49 PM
Sarah it's great that your enjoying your new plan and it really seems to be working for you! I agree that keeping the food log seems to be the key. I have kept one since I started and only missed an occasional day. I think Easter to July 4th would be a great time frame for the next challenge. It would be about 10 weeks.

Sue you are dropping on down in those 20s! Can't wait to see what happens whoosh week!

So I mentioned at the beginning of this challenge that I was doing Team Lean with the YMCA. It was for 10 weeks and ended on March 27th. I lost 37 lbs and I found out today I was #6 in the top 10 losers ( I lost 14 .3 % of my body weight) and I got a check for $115. Exciting!

SW: 240.2
CW: 222.6
GW: 219

wannaskipandlaugh
04-08-2014, 08:57 AM
Hey Newme! you did good with that YMCA challenge! WOOHOO!

pnkrckpixikat
04-08-2014, 10:17 AM
Good morning! Sorry I am so spotty checking in My mornings are busy and by afternoon it often slips my mind.

2/15 - 242.4
3/24 - 239.3
3/25 - 239.7
3/26 - 239.5
3/31 - 250.2
4/01 - 245.8
4/02 - 242.6
4/03 - 240.3
4/04 - 241.6
4/07 - 240.5
4/08 - 239.4

Yay back into the 230s! now to just STAY there! no eating out! That is unlikely to happen lol

newme - I do drink more to balance out the salr but it just takes time... I've found it takes about 3 days if I up my water, 5 days if I drink normally and longer if I drink less than normal.

newme12
04-08-2014, 08:50 PM
Thanks Sue! Glad to see you hanging on to the 220's!
Yay on getting back to the 230's Pixikat!!

SW: 240.2
CW: 221.8
GW: 219

wannaskipandlaugh
04-09-2014, 08:55 AM
I am thrilled for you PIXIKAT! now you are on the downdowndown train! :) good for you!

Newme... you will get that goal (and surpass it I bet!)

Me.. Rollercoaster - again (Bully yesterday)

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
3/29 231.6 (-3.4 total) okay.. (yesterday I was 234 EYK!) lost some water and the stressful week is done. Next week has a rotten icky file waiting on my.. but only have to do my job and not the other persons job. whew! 220's I am coming to get you again and then hanging onto you!
3/31 232.2 (-2.8 total) had 1 bad meal... Feet are swollen - so lots of extra water!
4/1 231.4 (-3.4 total) slowly getting rid of the water.. Feet are not as swollen and I feel the Woosh Week a coming!
4/2 229.4 (-5.4 total) Hooray... Is it whoosh week??? or is my body just tired of that extra water? either way.. HAPPY CHICK here!
4/4 230.4 (-4.4 total) booooo salty salad from Wednesday night.. (shoot I was 232.4 yesterday) LORD help me!
4/5 229.8 (-5.0 total) and 228.8 after my walk.. oooo to be lower so that the 230's WILL BE IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR! lol
4/6 229.2 (-5.6 total) ok just 10 more lbs in 2 weeks??? can I get close YOU BETCHA!
4/7 228.8 (-6.0 total) Cool and I still haven't started woosh week.. so maybe my goal might be possible! I gotta BELIEVE!
4/8 229.8 (-5.0 total) water from salty turkey
4/9 231.8 (-3.0 total) pretzels, chocolate, and feeling mentally smashed by bully and sorry for myself (Pitty Party internally)
GW 221

pnkrckpixikat
04-09-2014, 11:39 AM
Sue! No eating your feelings :( come vent to us instead!

Newme - you have done so great! you are so close! :)

2/15 - 242.4
3/24 - 239.3
3/25 - 239.7
3/26 - 239.5
3/31 - 250.2
4/01 - 245.8
4/02 - 242.6
4/03 - 240.3
4/04 - 241.6
4/07 - 240.5
4/08 - 239.4
4/09 - 239.0

new low yay!

Lulu NH
04-10-2014, 08:44 AM
Just checking in....holding at 169 but I think I might just see a drop this week. Going out to dinner with a girlfriend tonight and already picked cod for dinner tonight...I do so much better when I have a plan and stick to it!!

Newme/Pixikat/Sarah - keep up the good work!!!

Sue - be kind to yourself!! Because YOU are totally worth it!! The journey is not perfect because we are supposed to learn lessons along the way!!

Best wishes for an on-plan day!!

pnkrckpixikat
04-10-2014, 11:00 AM
2/15 - 242.4
3/24 - 239.3
3/25 - 239.7
3/26 - 239.5
3/31 - 250.2
4/01 - 245.8
4/02 - 242.6
4/03 - 240.3
4/04 - 241.6
4/07 - 240.5
4/08 - 239.4
4/09 - 239.0
4/10 - 239.0

We went out to dinner last night so I was surprised to see I held steady today. we went to a hamburger place and I got what they call hamburger in a bowl. A patty on top of a salad. with chipotle ranch, bacon bits, sauteed mushrooms, and avocado. It was delicious. Even so I expect to see a bounce tomorrow, but I think it was worth it.

wannaskipandlaugh
04-11-2014, 08:45 AM
Pixikat... you are really doing so well! How is school going?

Lulu... is it time for your downdowndown dance??

Me.. still not back to my lowest and my woosh week never got started BOOOOOO wonder what happened?! shoot

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
3/29 231.6 (-3.4 total) okay.. (yesterday I was 234 EYK!) lost some water and the stressful week is done. Next week has a rotten icky file waiting on my.. but only have to do my job and not the other persons job. whew! 220's I am coming to get you again and then hanging onto you!
3/31 232.2 (-2.8 total) had 1 bad meal... Feet are swollen - so lots of extra water!
4/1 231.4 (-3.4 total) slowly getting rid of the water.. Feet are not as swollen and I feel the Woosh Week a coming!
4/2 229.4 (-5.4 total) Hooray... Is it whoosh week??? or is my body just tired of that extra water? either way.. HAPPY CHICK here!
4/4 230.4 (-4.4 total) booooo salty salad from Wednesday night.. (shoot I was 232.4 yesterday) LORD help me!
4/5 229.8 (-5.0 total) and 228.8 after my walk.. oooo to be lower so that the 230's WILL BE IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR! lol
4/6 229.2 (-5.6 total) ok just 10 more lbs in 2 weeks??? can I get close YOU BETCHA!
4/7 228.8 (-6.0 total) Cool and I still haven't started woosh week.. so maybe my goal might be possible! I gotta BELIEVE!
4/8 229.8 (-5.0 total) water from salty turkey
4/9 231.8 (-3.0 total) pretzels, chocolate, and feeling mentally smashed by bully and sorry for myself (Pitty Party internally)
4/10 dnw
4/11 229.8 still have 8 more lbs to go!
GW 221

pnkrckpixikat
04-11-2014, 10:24 AM
2/15 - 242.4
3/24 - 239.3
3/25 - 239.7
3/26 - 239.5
3/31 - 250.2
4/01 - 245.8
4/02 - 242.6
4/03 - 240.3
4/04 - 241.6
4/07 - 240.5
4/08 - 239.4
4/09 - 239.0
4/10 - 239.0
4/11 - 238.5

So I was apparently wrong about the bump up. Maybe the 239 was already with retention? IDK I'll take it though!!! Maybe the whoosh fairy is favoring me after being stuck so long just above 240.

School is going ok, 2 of my classes are awful. Just boring and subject I really don't give a crap about, so I am not doing as well as normal in them. But so far it looks like a B in both if I continue getting the marks I have been getting. That will kill my goal of getting back to as close as possible to a 4.0 but I've decided if it isn't just in reach I won't stress so much to be perfect in every class. I decided that that needs to be ok fairly early in the semester which may be why I am not stressing in those two classes. But we will see what happens when final grades are released and my GPA is no longer a 3.985. It may be a meltdown waiting to happen who knows.

newme12
04-11-2014, 10:40 PM
Lulu hope that whoosh happens for you!
Sue I think yours is just late..it will come...
Glad you didn't have an uptick pixikat. Its hard to diet in school. I remember those study sessions...that always seemed to involve food! You are doing great.

SW: 240.2
CW: 219.6
GW: 219

sarahinparis
04-12-2014, 06:09 AM
SW: 240.2
CW: 219.6
GW: 219

Carol, I didn't realize you are SOooooo close to this goal!!!!

:carrot::carrot:

Lulu NH
04-12-2014, 08:22 AM
This last bit of weight seems to be taking as long as the rest of the entire journey!! HA!! It's not even the scale I am worried about...I really want to be able to wear my new jeans out of the house!! So I am going to recommit to more abdominal exercises to "fix" my muffin top!! The scale may not move but I know I can slim down my gut!! Even though I have been regularly exercising since last August, I still have some really really loose bits and pieces - not sure how much improvement I will see but I have to start somewhere!! Best wishes for an on-plan day!!

wannaskipandlaugh
04-12-2014, 10:31 AM
Oh YEAH PIXIKAT... I an thrilled that you are in your down the scale slide! Even with the crazy school! :)

Ok.. I still have 7 lbs to lose.. and am still waiting for my woosh week (its running late).. so I might get another 4 lbs off?? if it comes.. I am believing and praying for it!

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
3/29 231.6 (-3.4 total) okay.. (yesterday I was 234 EYK!) lost some water and the stressful week is done. Next week has a rotten icky file waiting on my.. but only have to do my job and not the other persons job. whew! 220's I am coming to get you again and then hanging onto you!
3/31 232.2 (-2.8 total) had 1 bad meal... Feet are swollen - so lots of extra water!
4/1 231.4 (-3.4 total) slowly getting rid of the water.. Feet are not as swollen and I feel the Woosh Week a coming!
4/2 229.4 (-5.4 total) Hooray... Is it whoosh week??? or is my body just tired of that extra water? either way.. HAPPY CHICK here!
4/4 230.4 (-4.4 total) booooo salty salad from Wednesday night.. (shoot I was 232.4 yesterday) LORD help me!
4/5 229.8 (-5.0 total) and 228.8 after my walk.. oooo to be lower so that the 230's WILL BE IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR! lol
4/6 229.2 (-5.6 total) ok just 10 more lbs in 2 weeks??? can I get close YOU BETCHA!
4/7 228.8 (-6.0 total) Cool and I still haven't started woosh week.. so maybe my goal might be possible! I gotta BELIEVE!
4/8 229.8 (-5.0 total) water from salty turkey
4/9 231.8 (-3.0 total) pretzels, chocolate, and feeling mentally smashed by bully and sorry for myself (Pitty Party internally)
4/10 dnw
4/11 229.8 still have 8 more lbs to go!
4/12 228.8 (-6.0 total)
GW 221

pnkrckpixikat
04-12-2014, 04:05 PM
Hahahaha so I opened this page at 630 this morning, read everyones entry and got distracted by something else so the page sat in the background til just now (2pm) because I didn't realize I didn't post.

2/15 - 242.4
3/24 - 239.3
3/25 - 239.7
3/26 - 239.5
3/31 - 250.2
4/01 - 245.8
4/02 - 242.6
4/03 - 240.3
4/04 - 241.6
4/07 - 240.5
4/08 - 239.4
4/09 - 239.0
4/10 - 239.0
4/11 - 238.5
4/12 - 238.4

lulu - planks are the best thing ever for the abdominals because it works out the entire muscle group, front and back, without stressing out other muscle groups.

pnkrckpixikat
04-12-2014, 04:05 PM
sue- i am happy too! and your whoosh week will come!

sarahinparis
04-13-2014, 04:23 AM
I hit my goal for this challenge this morning! Now need to maintain it (or even better, build on it) for the next week!

newme12
04-13-2014, 06:59 AM
Sarah that is awesome that you met your goal! :D your new diet plan really seems to be working for you. I also hit my goal this morning! Now we just have to maintain or lose a little more.
Sue you are in good shape! You are down in the 220s and the whoosh is coming!
Lulu I hope you get into those jeans soon. Do those planks pixikat suggested (I need to do them to :( )
Pixikat you are steady dropping...keep it up

SW: 240.2
CW: 219.0
GW: 219.0

wannaskipandlaugh
04-13-2014, 12:02 PM
:congrat: to Sarah and Newme (Carol) :woohoo: on making goal before this challenge finishes HOORAY!

Lulu.. those jeans will fit and boy planks just look like they are soooo easy and (beep) they are NOT!. I could only hold one for 3 seconds and then my back screamed. But they are good.. just like squats.. (which I am starting up again)

Pixikat.. you are just being steady steady and that is great. I bet a few more lbs go away before next Sunday. and then the 220's! :D

Me.. I had a woosh day (finally.. its been 30 days geeezzzz ) well full moon tomorrow.. so yep.. that is during my Happy week..

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
3/29 231.6 (-3.4 total) okay.. (yesterday I was 234 EYK!) lost some water and the stressful week is done. Next week has a rotten icky file waiting on my.. but only have to do my job and not the other persons job. whew! 220's I am coming to get you again and then hanging onto you!
3/31 232.2 (-2.8 total) had 1 bad meal... Feet are swollen - so lots of extra water!
4/1 231.4 (-3.4 total) slowly getting rid of the water.. Feet are not as swollen and I feel the Woosh Week a coming!
4/2 229.4 (-5.4 total) Hooray... Is it whoosh week??? or is my body just tired of that extra water? either way.. HAPPY CHICK here!
4/4 230.4 (-4.4 total) booooo salty salad from Wednesday night.. (shoot I was 232.4 yesterday) LORD help me!
4/5 229.8 (-5.0 total) and 228.8 after my walk.. oooo to be lower so that the 230's WILL BE IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR! lol
4/6 229.2 (-5.6 total) ok just 10 more lbs in 2 weeks??? can I get close YOU BETCHA!
4/7 228.8 (-6.0 total) Cool and I still haven't started woosh week.. so maybe my goal might be possible! I gotta BELIEVE!
4/8 229.8 (-5.0 total) water from salty turkey
4/9 231.8 (-3.0 total) pretzels, chocolate, and feeling mentally smashed by bully and sorry for myself (Pitty Party internally)
4/10 dnw
4/11 229.8 still have 8 more lbs to go!
4/12 228.8 (-6.0 total)
4/13 226.6 (-8.2 total) Yeah!!!! 4.8 more to go!! ooooooooooo ahhhhhhh
GW 221

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pnkrckpixikat
04-13-2014, 01:54 PM
2/15 - 242.4
3/24 - 239.3
3/25 - 239.7
3/26 - 239.5
3/31 - 250.2
4/01 - 245.8
4/02 - 242.6
4/03 - 240.3
4/04 - 241.6
4/07 - 240.5
4/08 - 239.4
4/09 - 239.0
4/10 - 239.0
4/11 - 238.5
4/12 - 238.4
4/13 - 240.5 - ate out last night

Sue- yay for the beginning of whoosh week!!

congrats to those who have met goal! now just stay on track and you will end there or even lower :)

sarahinparis
04-14-2014, 04:08 AM
Fabulous woosh, Sue!

Other than today's bounce up, I'm pretty happy with the month so far

My major commitments :

- weigh in daily (I already do this)
- keep a daily food log (I've seriously resisted this and it is hard for me to commit to, but frankly I think it's what I will need to do to move through this weight decade that has stalled me for years in the past)

196.8 Feb 15 (leave on vacation)
198.2 Feb 16 (travel scale 196.2)
196.4 Feb 17 (travel scale 194.4)
197.4 Feb 18 (travel scale 195.4)
DNW Feb 19
197.4 Feb 20 (travel scale 195.4)
198.4 Feb 21 (travel scale 196.4)
197.8 Feb 22 (travel scale 195.8)
198.6 Feb 23 (travel scale 196.6)
196.4 Feb 24 (travel scale 194.4)
199.4 Feb 25 (travel scale 197.4)
198.8 Feb 26 (travel scale 196.8)
DNW Feb 27 (return from vacation)
198.6 Feb 28
196.6 Mar 1 --> begin AutoImmune Protocol (no dairy, eggs, nightshades, etc)
195.0 Mar 2
194.6 Mar 3 (40 pounds!)
193.4 Mar 4
193.4 Mar 5
192.4 Mar 6
193.2 Mar 7
192.4 Mar 8
194.4 Mar 9
195.0 Mar 10
193.6 Mar 11
194.2 Mar 12
193.2 Mar 13
193.8 Mar 14
193.6 Mar 15 -- SIX MONTHs of actively managing my weight!!!
193.4 Mar 16
193.8 Mar 17
192.8 Mar 18
192.4 Mar 19
192.6 Mar 20
193.0 Mar 21
192.2 Mar 22
191.6 Mar 23
192.2 Mar 24
193.4 Mar 25
191.4 Mar 26
193.8 Mar 27
192.0 Mar 28
190.6 Mar 29
193.0 Mar 30
191.4 Mar 31 (Final day of AutoImmune Paleo elimination diet protocol!)
191.0 Apr 1 - beginAIP reintroductions! And transition to Wahls Paleo Plus
190.4 Apr 2
191.4 Apr 3
190.6 Apr 4
189.6 Apr 5
189.0 Apr 6
189.6 Apr 7
190.0 Apr 8
188.6 Apr 9
188.4 Apr 10
188.4 Apr 11
188.4 Apr 12
187.2 Apr 13
188.8 Apr 14

wannaskipandlaugh
04-14-2014, 08:26 AM
Yah! Yesterday's woosh stuck.. but I need MORE! lol

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
3/29 231.6 (-3.4 total) okay.. (yesterday I was 234 EYK!) lost some water and the stressful week is done. Next week has a rotten icky file waiting on my.. but only have to do my job and not the other persons job. whew! 220's I am coming to get you again and then hanging onto you!
3/31 232.2 (-2.8 total) had 1 bad meal... Feet are swollen - so lots of extra water!
4/1 231.4 (-3.4 total) slowly getting rid of the water.. Feet are not as swollen and I feel the Woosh Week a coming!
4/2 229.4 (-5.4 total) Hooray... Is it whoosh week??? or is my body just tired of that extra water? either way.. HAPPY CHICK here!
4/4 230.4 (-4.4 total) booooo salty salad from Wednesday night.. (shoot I was 232.4 yesterday) LORD help me!
4/5 229.8 (-5.0 total) and 228.8 after my walk.. oooo to be lower so that the 230's WILL BE IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR! lol
4/6 229.2 (-5.6 total) ok just 10 more lbs in 2 weeks??? can I get close YOU BETCHA!
4/7 228.8 (-6.0 total) Cool and I still haven't started woosh week.. so maybe my goal might be possible! I gotta BELIEVE!
4/8 229.8 (-5.0 total) water from salty turkey
4/9 231.8 (-3.0 total) pretzels, chocolate, and feeling mentally smashed by bully and sorry for myself (Pitty Party internally)
4/10 dnw
4/11 229.8 still have 8 more lbs to go!
4/12 228.8 (-6.0 total)
4/13 226.6 (-8.2 total) Yeah!!!! 4.8 more to go!! ooooooooooo ahhhhhhh
4/14 226.6 (-8.2 total)
GW 221

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pnkrckpixikat
04-14-2014, 10:18 AM
it'll happen sue!!!

Sarah your progress looks great!!!

2/15 - 242.4
3/24 - 239.3
3/25 - 239.7
3/26 - 239.5
3/31 - 250.2
4/01 - 245.8
4/02 - 242.6
4/03 - 240.3
4/04 - 241.6
4/07 - 240.5
4/08 - 239.4
4/09 - 239.0
4/10 - 239.0
4/11 - 238.5
4/12 - 238.4
4/13 - 240.5
4/14 - 241.4

See that's what I expect after eating out! lol So tomorrow I should be heading back down again. Today I have an initial consultation with a trainer. I really don't make myself do strength training like I need to do so I am sucking it up and doing the trainer thing. I am NOT looking forward to arguing about whether lchf is healthy or not. I am hoping that he is open minded or at least not completely brainwashed towards low fat high carbs.

wannaskipandlaugh
04-15-2014, 08:27 AM
Pixikat... Gosh darn water. grrrrrr.... I have to tell myself too.. that it does flush away and I hope when I am walking tonight in the upper 80's that I sweat sweat sweat (Gonna make you sweat - CC & the Music Factory) WOOOO LOL that song just popped into my head lol) But I hope you have a wonderful and happy day!

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
3/29 231.6 (-3.4 total) okay.. (yesterday I was 234 EYK!) lost some water and the stressful week is done. Next week has a rotten icky file waiting on my.. but only have to do my job and not the other persons job. whew! 220's I am coming to get you again and then hanging onto you!
3/31 232.2 (-2.8 total) had 1 bad meal... Feet are swollen - so lots of extra water!
4/1 231.4 (-3.4 total) slowly getting rid of the water.. Feet are not as swollen and I feel the Woosh Week a coming!
4/2 229.4 (-5.4 total) Hooray... Is it whoosh week??? or is my body just tired of that extra water? either way.. HAPPY CHICK here!
4/4 230.4 (-4.4 total) booooo salty salad from Wednesday night.. (shoot I was 232.4 yesterday) LORD help me!
4/5 229.8 (-5.0 total) and 228.8 after my walk.. oooo to be lower so that the 230's WILL BE IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR! lol
4/6 229.2 (-5.6 total) ok just 10 more lbs in 2 weeks??? can I get close YOU BETCHA!
4/7 228.8 (-6.0 total) Cool and I still haven't started woosh week.. so maybe my goal might be possible! I gotta BELIEVE!
4/8 229.8 (-5.0 total) water from salty turkey
4/9 231.8 (-3.0 total) pretzels, chocolate, and feeling mentally smashed by bully and sorry for myself (Pitty Party internally)
4/10 dnw
4/11 229.8 still have 8 more lbs to go!
4/12 228.8 (-6.0 total)
4/13 226.6 (-8.2 total) Yeah!!!! 4.8 more to go!! ooooooooooo ahhhhhhh
4/14 226.6 (-8.2 total)
4/15 227.2 (-7.6 total) Darn TAX DAY.. its dumping on me! LOL
GW 221

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pnkrckpixikat
04-15-2014, 09:34 AM
2/15 - 242.4
3/24 - 239.3
3/25 - 239.7
3/26 - 239.5
3/31 - 250.2
4/01 - 245.8
4/02 - 242.6
4/03 - 240.3
4/04 - 241.6
4/07 - 240.5
4/08 - 239.4
4/09 - 239.0
4/10 - 239.0
4/11 - 238.5
4/12 - 238.4
4/13 - 240.5
4/14 - 241.4
4/15 - 239.9 - thats right water weight, go away! :p

sue- not only tax day, also the day the Titanic sank lol Since we still get a refund we do our taxes early so it never sticks as tax day for me

wannaskipandlaugh
04-16-2014, 08:42 AM
Yeah PIXIKAT.. you lost your water weight "whistle" and ME TOO TODAY! :)

SW 235 2/14
2/15 233.8 (-1.2 ) and drank my water!.
2/16 233.2 (-1.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water boooo
2/17 233.0 (-2.0 total) and drank my water!
2/18 234.6 (-0.4 total) and drank my water... sigh
2/19 234.2 (-0.8 total) and drank 1/2 of my water Boo
2/26 236.2 (+1.2 total) not counting the water right at this moment
2/27 236.4 (+1.4 total) grrrrrrrrrrrr
2/28 234.6 (-0.4 total) OKAy back in the down down down category! MORE tomorrow!
3/1 233.8 (-1.2 total) whew... and I was 232.8 after my walk too WOOHOO Time for the downdowndown Lulu Dance!
3/2 233.0 (-2.0 total) Woohoo.. back to my lowest.. Now to get rid of MORE!
3/3 232.6 (-2.4 total) YaHOOO ok found the "2"'s now need to find the "1"!
3/4 233.4 (-1.6 total) boooo and shoot!
3/5 233.2 (-1.8 total) wow.. shed .2 oz wow (underwhelmed here)
3/12 234.8 (-.2 total) Okay finally on the good side of the accounting sheet.. now to get MOVING!
3/13 232.8 (-2.2 total) Hooray...the Whoosh Fairy is blessing me this morning. May she be at my side for a few more days!
3/14 232.0 (-3.0 total)
3/15 229.8 (-5.2 total) HOORAY!
3/16 & 3/17 229.8 (-5.2 total) stayed the same.. tho I should have lost as I walked 6 miles yesterday and mulched and weeded and ate on plan... so expecting something lower soon!
3/18 230.00 (-5.0 total) Shoot, I should be inching down not up. Oh well.. the body has other plans! LOLOLOLOLOLOL
3/19 229.8 (-5.2 total) well back to that number again LOL .. tho my skin is getting loser too.. so in line for a lower number SOON!
3/20 230.8 (-4.2 total) BOO! work stress is making me hold water.. I ate well and under 1400 cal.. so no other reason. eh...Waiting for the weekend!
3/21 231.0 (-4.0 total) cr*p! well.. it is stress.. I know that...can't wait to relax alittle over the weekend and lose this water and MORE!
3/22 229.8 (-5.2) Back in my (I wish ) I should say THE 20's LOLOLOL
3/23 229.8 (-5.2 total) Oh well... all my work and walking on the weekend and ZIP - such is life.... Onward!
3/24 229.6 (-5.4 total) Well WOOHOO - .2
3/25 230.6 (-4.4 total) GRRRRRRRRRRR
3/26
3/27 232.8 (-2.2 total) sigh.. For accounting purposes I posted.. but NOT happy!
3/29 231.6 (-3.4 total) okay.. (yesterday I was 234 EYK!) lost some water and the stressful week is done. Next week has a rotten icky file waiting on my.. but only have to do my job and not the other persons job. whew! 220's I am coming to get you again and then hanging onto you!
3/31 232.2 (-2.8 total) had 1 bad meal... Feet are swollen - so lots of extra water!
4/1 231.4 (-3.4 total) slowly getting rid of the water.. Feet are not as swollen and I feel the Woosh Week a coming!
4/2 229.4 (-5.4 total) Hooray... Is it whoosh week??? or is my body just tired of that extra water? either way.. HAPPY CHICK here!
4/4 230.4 (-4.4 total) booooo salty salad from Wednesday night.. (shoot I was 232.4 yesterday) LORD help me!
4/5 229.8 (-5.0 total) and 228.8 after my walk.. oooo to be lower so that the 230's WILL BE IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR! lol
4/6 229.2 (-5.6 total) ok just 10 more lbs in 2 weeks??? can I get close YOU BETCHA!
4/7 228.8 (-6.0 total) Cool and I still haven't started woosh week.. so maybe my goal might be possible! I gotta BELIEVE!
4/8 229.8 (-5.0 total) water from salty turkey
4/9 231.8 (-3.0 total) pretzels, chocolate, and feeling mentally smashed by bully and sorry for myself (Pitty Party internally)
4/10 dnw
4/11 229.8 still have 8 more lbs to go!
4/12 228.8 (-6.0 total)
4/13 226.6 (-8.2 total) Yeah!!!! 4.8 more to go!! ooooooooooo ahhhhhhh
4/14 226.6 (-8.2 total)
4/15 227.2 (-7.6 total) Darn TAX DAY.. its dumping on me! LOL
4/16 225.4 (-9.4 total) Hot D*MM! lol well 4 more lbs b4 Sunday??!
GW 221

pnkrckpixikat
04-16-2014, 10:20 AM
sue your whoosh week is treating you SO WELL!!!

2/15 - 242.4
3/24 - 239.3
3/25 - 239.7
3/26 - 239.5
3/31 - 250.2
4/01 - 245.8
4/02 - 242.6
4/03 - 240.3
4/04 - 241.6
4/07 - 240.5
4/08 - 239.4
4/09 - 239.0
4/10 - 239.0
4/11 - 238.5
4/12 - 238.4
4/13 - 240.5
4/14 - 241.4
4/15 - 239.9
4/16 - 240.5

The water weight wasn't gone yet sue, and now it has come back with soreness :s It was my first session with my trainer yesterday, it went well. I know from the past that when I am strength training my weight tends to stall or go very slow. :( BUT I do lose inches. So I am trying to prepare for that.

noshoes
04-16-2014, 10:09 PM
I can't recall what my original goal was for Easter but hoping I will be down 83.5kg

noshoes
04-16-2014, 10:12 PM
Looking back, that was my original goal. 83.5kg.

Lulu NH
04-17-2014, 06:16 AM
Holding at 169.....if I'm really lucky I'll meet my midterm goal of 167. I wanted to end this challenge at 160 my realistic goal but I got in my own way and I can live with that.....all I can say is "what a difference one year makes" and for some of us less than one year has made a great difference!! I congratulate everyone for their travel from "fat to fit" or in some cases from "fit to fitter"!! Losing and maintaining is like marriage - it takes work and commitment!! And we are all WORTH it!!

Bathing suit update!! No kidding I went to Kohl's, TJ Maxx, KMart, LLBean, Marshall's, Target and JCPenney!! JC Penney had the best selection by far!! Winner at JC Penney!! (I love Ross Dress but I don't have one near where I live..)The Line is called Longitude by Robby Len!! They make Woman's and misses sizes of the same exact suit so you can go from a 24w down to a 10! Bathing suits with lots of support and coverage - I have too many wrinkles to cover so I like a "swim dress" and there's lots of top support!!! I bought one. In the store and the other online.

Best wishes for an on-plan day.....think about your strategy for this weekend if you are attending Easter celebrations!!

pnkrckpixikat
04-17-2014, 01:48 PM
2/15 - 242.4
3/24 - 239.3
3/25 - 239.7
3/26 - 239.5
3/31 - 250.2
4/01 - 245.8
4/02 - 242.6
4/03 - 240.3
4/04 - 241.6
4/07 - 240.5
4/08 - 239.4
4/09 - 239.0
4/10 - 239.0
4/11 - 238.5
4/12 - 238.4
4/13 - 240.5
4/14 - 241.4
4/15 - 239.9
4/16 - 240.5
4/17 - 240.7

sarahinparis
04-18-2014, 10:23 AM
I am bound and determined to be at the goal for this again on Sunday (so I might not eat much tomorrow!)

187.2 Apr 13 (I saw it! I saw the goal!)
188.8 Apr 14 (blech...)
189.2 Apr 15
188.8 Apr 16
188.8 Apr 16
188.6 Apr 17
188.0 Apr 18

OK Lizzy
04-18-2014, 11:37 AM
Wish I had posted my weight YESTERDAY, lol -- I managed to lose and then re-gain 4 pounds over that period. :(
I don't recall (and don't want to be reminded!) what my original Easter goal was, but guess I'll have to settle for actually changing my ticker weight for the first time in forever!
So -- next Monday -- what sort of challenge are we starting?
And by the way, I count it a real accomplishment to have NOT purchased any Easter candy for me to stash and eat when I'm alone -- so thank you for this challenge!

sarahinparis
04-19-2014, 02:52 AM
I had suggested a challenge to run until July 4th?

"Independence from pounds" or some such (come on, I'm sure one of you can come up with something clever!) ...

newme12
04-19-2014, 10:00 AM
That's cute Sarah. A slogan would be fun. Independent from pounds is certainly what we want to be!
That's great you found a bathing suit(s) Lulu. I dont think I will ever wear one again lol. I haven't in years!
Ok Lizzy the good thing is your ready for the next challenge. Great job avoiding the extra weight that would have come with a candy stash ;)
Sue that is awesome! You are doing great. Those 230's are a thing of the past. ( Ahhh you are soooo close. I'm getting EXCITED!)
Pixicat that water weight sucks! Hang in there!
Way to go noshoes!
We can ALL be proud of our accomplishments whether it was losing, maintaining, excersing, or just eating healthier!

SW: 240.2
CW: 218.6
GW: 219.0

OK Lizzy
04-19-2014, 10:25 PM
Don't we have weird bodies? I ate more than I "should have" last night and even had a couple of Hershey's kisses -- then this morning I was back down to 182. Not counting on it too much just yet -- but it IS encouraging!
Yep, I'm ready for the next challenge, so count me in!

sarahinparis
04-20-2014, 06:58 AM
I DID IT!!!!

I made this goal this morning. All day yesterday I was thinking I should fast or do something drastic to lose the pound and a bit that has been hanging around all week, but I had a really busy out-of-the-house day and feared that going hungry would set me up for disaster so I managed to talk myself out of the crazy by saying "it's not such a big deal" "so what if you're a couple of ounces over on the 20th," and "look how far you've come, almost 10 pounds in a couple of months, seriously it's not worth stressing over". And that worked, I had an on-plan, in-control and normal food day, and voilà, the scale moved anyway! To exactly where I needed it, too.

So I'm very pleased & proud of myself. I've really enjoyed this challenge a lot, and am looking forward to the next one (which I'll start tomorrow if everyone is ok with that). I will be dropping the food journal requirement - it's been very helpful but has been a mental struggle the past 10 days or so and I'm thinking I need to use the next challenge period to trust myself more and settle into how I hope to eat longer-term and not be so obsessive... It's always a delicate balance for me!

-----

My major commitments :

- weigh in daily (I already do this)
- keep a daily food log (I've seriously resisted this and it is hard for me to commit to, but frankly I think it's what I will need to do to move through this weight decade that has stalled me for years in the past)

196.8 Feb 15 (leave on vacation)
198.2 Feb 16 (travel scale 196.2)
196.4 Feb 17 (travel scale 194.4)
197.4 Feb 18 (travel scale 195.4)
DNW Feb 19
197.4 Feb 20 (travel scale 195.4)
198.4 Feb 21 (travel scale 196.4)
197.8 Feb 22 (travel scale 195.8)
198.6 Feb 23 (travel scale 196.6)
196.4 Feb 24 (travel scale 194.4)
199.4 Feb 25 (travel scale 197.4)
198.8 Feb 26 (travel scale 196.8)
DNW Feb 27 (return from vacation)
198.6 Feb 28
196.6 Mar 1 --> begin AutoImmune Protocol (no dairy, eggs, nightshades, etc)
195.0 Mar 2
194.6 Mar 3 (40 pounds!)
193.4 Mar 4
193.4 Mar 5
192.4 Mar 6
193.2 Mar 7
192.4 Mar 8
194.4 Mar 9
195.0 Mar 10
193.6 Mar 11
194.2 Mar 12
193.2 Mar 13
193.8 Mar 14
193.6 Mar 15 -- SIX MONTHs of actively managing my weight!!!
193.4 Mar 16
193.8 Mar 17
192.8 Mar 18
192.4 Mar 19
192.6 Mar 20
193.0 Mar 21
192.2 Mar 22
191.6 Mar 23
192.2 Mar 24
193.4 Mar 25
191.4 Mar 26
193.8 Mar 27
192.0 Mar 28
190.6 Mar 29
193.0 Mar 30
191.4 Mar 31 (Final day of AutoImmune Paleo elimination diet protocol!)
191.0 Apr 1 - beginAIP reintroductions! And transition to Wahls Paleo Plus
190.4 Apr 2
191.4 Apr 3
190.6 Apr 4
189.6 Apr 5
189.0 Apr 6
189.6 Apr 7
190.0 Apr 8
188.6 Apr 9
188.4 Apr 10
188.4 Apr 11
188.4 Apr 12
187.2 Apr 13
188.8 Apr 14
189.2 Apr 15
188.8 Apr 16
188.8 Apr 16
188.6 Apr 17
188.0 Apr 18
188.2 Apr 19
187.6 Apr 20 -- GOAL ACHIEVED !!!

(uh, not so much, look at the next post!)

sarahinparis
04-20-2014, 07:00 AM
My Challenge

SW : 196.6
GW : 186.6


Gak! I just looked back at the first page and saw that my goal was ACTUALLY 186.6 not the 187.6 I had in my head, so in fact

I did not make my goal.

But I did lose 9 pounds and frankly I consider this a big success...

calee
04-20-2014, 11:57 AM
Happy Easter and congratulations to everyone on either reaching goals or moving loser to goals!

Me, not so much. I tried adding in one safe starches ala Perfect Health Diet (Paleo). I weigh a bit more than when we started so basically just a bit less than in January. I've maintained tracking my food daily, exercising a minimum of 7 hours a week and eating 1000-1400 calories a day. So those are all victories but not ones that brought my weight down. So I'm back to lowering carbs again.

Will you all take me back for the next challenge? Please? :)

Sarah, what is the plan that you recently started to follow. If I remember correctly, it was Paleo with a twist?

newme12
04-20-2014, 07:46 PM
Ok Lizzie we never know whats gonna happen!
We would love to have you back Calee! You have been missed!
Sarah I think if you met the goal in your head...then you met your goal! Congrats on your weight loss!

SW: 240.2
CW: 218.4
GW: 219.0

noshoes
04-21-2014, 02:16 AM
Yesterday (Easter Sunday) I was annoyed to see 84kg. But it is that time of the month so I have to expect that.
Interesting though that I was down to 83.5kg today. I will take that, to goal even a day late.

sarahinparis
04-21-2014, 05:07 AM
Sarah, what is the plan that you recently started to follow. If I remember correctly, it was Paleo with a twist?

Calee, I've seen a lot of mention of safe starches around but haven't tried it myself - while it seems reasonable for a very active, healthy-weight person I'm much more circumspect for a sedentary middle-aged woman like myself... Its on my list of things to consider if I get bored or stalled though. Jaminet is smart, but I've heard him interviewed a bunch of times and he comes across as too "I know better than you do what's best for you" - I much prefer the voice of Chris Kresser : 'adapt to yourself'...

I've done two crazy paleo experiments recently. Both are well beyond regular paleo. I've always been more focused on the low-carb side of things which is why I'm on forums like this one, but I actually have been primarily Primal in my eating since 2009 (I do all whole foods, nothing processed/pre-packaged). Until recently I did still eat dairy though.

The first is full AutoImmune Protocol as laid out by Sarah Ballantyne (thepaleomom.com) in her new book, The Paleo Approach (considered the bible of AIP now).

And on April 1st I transitioned from AIP to Wahls Paleo Plus (WPP), the ketogenic-level of Terry Wahls new book The Wahls Protocol, which is quite similar to AIP, but more structured, and the Paleo Plus level is low carb. I had done AIP on the lower carb side too. I'm now what 3 weeks into WPP and starting to think about dropping veg down just a little and better compliance with the coconut oil (& equivalent) recommendation - I'm usually one or two servings short for the day, and sometimes one or two servings over on veg, so I'd like to try to do better at both of those. I also have a fancy new ketosis measure (the Ketonix breath one) and playing with that should help. Plus I've reintroduced coffee from AIP and am hoping that a bulletproof coffee in the morning should help me go much longer with the overnight fasting.

If you decide to embark on Wahls let me know - I have plenty of tips to share.

wannaskipandlaugh
04-21-2014, 08:53 AM
Congratulations Newme! goal for you and Sarah.. I am thinking you were so close to goal I would call it in your favor! :)

Me... nope.. I have not weighed myself since Thursday as it has been a tough week for me and my little (got bigger somehow) voice in my head won out these last few days... So back on Induction. I need to get my butt kicked and need to get in gear!

newme12
04-21-2014, 09:08 AM
Thanks Sue! Sorry you have had a bad patch of days. I understand the voice in your head...mine wants me to finish off the oreo pie the rest of the family had for Easter! (I had a bite:). Im going to feed it to the 13 year old when he wakes up lol! Doing induction should help you get back on track quickly. Don't stay away...let us help you get back on track and stay there!

newme12
04-21-2014, 09:13 AM
I'm sorry you've hit a rough patch Sue. Doing induction should get you back on track pretty quickly. I understand the voice in your head...mine wants me to finish off the oreo pie the rest of the family had for Easter. My plan is to feed it to the 13 year old when he wakes up lol! Don't stay away...let us help you get back on track and stay there!

calee
04-21-2014, 10:09 AM
Calee, I've seen a lot of mention of safe starches around but haven't tried it myself - while it seems reasonable for a very active, healthy-weight person I'm much more circumspect for a sedentary middle-aged woman like myself... Its on my list of things to consider if I get bored or stalled though. Jaminet is smart, but I've heard him interviewed a bunch of times and he comes across as too "I know better than you do what's best for you" - I much prefer the voice of Chris Kresser : 'adapt to yourself'...

I've done two crazy paleo experiments recently. Both are well beyond regular paleo. I've always been more focused on the low-carb side of things which is why I'm on forums like this one, but I actually have been primarily Primal in my eating since 2009 (I do all whole foods, nothing processed/pre-packaged). Until recently I did still eat dairy though.

The first is full AutoImmune Protocol as laid out by Sarah Ballantyne (thepaleomom.com) in her new book, The Paleo Approach (considered the bible of AIP now).

And on April 1st I transitioned from AIP to Wahls Paleo Plus (WPP), the ketogenic-level of Terry Wahls new book The Wahls Protocol, which is quite similar to AIP, but more structured, and the Paleo Plus level is low carb. I had done AIP on the lower carb side too. I'm now what 3 weeks into WPP and starting to think about dropping veg down just a little and better compliance with the coconut oil (& equivalent) recommendation - I'm usually one or two servings short for the day, and sometimes one or two servings over on veg, so I'd like to try to do better at both of those. I also have a fancy new ketosis measure (the Ketonix breath one) and playing with that should help. Plus I've reintroduced coffee from AIP and am hoping that a bulletproof coffee in the morning should help me go much longer with the overnight fasting.

If you decide to embark on Wahls let me know - I have plenty of tips to share.

Thanks for the great write up Sarah. I did a Whole 75 that started last May 1. I followed pretty much AIP. I did W30 sans nightshades, beef, eggs, citrus as I am sensitive to all of those. I think that I migh have had a few seed spices like cumin so not totally AIP. I would have to look back at my food tracker to see how much carbs I ate. I didn't eat fruit but did have a small bit of sweet potato occasionally on 90 minute exercise days. I dropped 5 pounds from 150-145 which took me back to my consistent weight in 2012. I was unemployed in 2012 an hiking in the redwoods up and down big hills 4-5 days. Week getting in at least 40 miles a week. It really kept my weight stable. Then desk job and BAM, 5 pounds.

I will look into Wahls. You are being very successful! Any info appreciated. For me this is about learning maintenance. I have been up and down the same 5 since 2011 so I'm delighted but still reaching for the golden ring. I'm never good about getting in the higher fat percentages.