100 lb. Club - Weekly Weigh In July 12-18
07-11-2004, 06:29 PM
I don't know what the heck happened... I tried to poston that other thread and nothing showed up!
Anyway! I had an "iffy" weekend with one too many "treats" and still lost a pound! I'm very thankful for that! Actually, I lost almost 2 but it didn't quite make it to the second line so I am only counting it as 1 lb.
I went to a shower planning party this weekend and the hostess had NO healthy choices, seriously! So I ate what was offered in moderation, felt like crap and just grinned and beared it! :^:
This weekend was good for 2 reasons:
1. It made me realize that even if you aren't 100% on plan that you can pick right up the next day, the next minute and move on.
2. It allowed me to enjoy some treats and at the same time make me even MORE determined to get back to the straight and narrow. I felt myself getting a little too flexible with my food choices recently and this was the reality check I needed. I think this is what maintenance is going to feel like...
I am so pumped up for the coming weeks. It feels like I am starting a new plan again and I am so excited to kick it into gear! This weekend was just the push I needed to let myself know that "I'm not finished yet". I'm tightening up the plan, start journaling my calories again, and I'ma gonna get these final pounds gone for good!
Good luck to all this week!
07-12-2004, 01:30 AM
Way to go on the pound and the new start this week Gretchen. I had my treat day on Saturday. I treated myself every meal but did not stuff myself at any. That is what I am mainly trying to stay away from. I was right back on plan today. So I feel pretty good about the weekend. I had much more control than the past two weekends. I am wanting to see how I do at the scales to see if my treat day was ok or if I need to tone it down. Saturdays are realy a nice day because I don't count calories at all and it is just nice not to have to do that.
Ivanna B. Skinny
07-12-2004, 07:38 AM
OMG! I am so mad this AM. TOM is on her way, and Im holding water like crazy! Im up 1 pound today. This is so :censored: crappy!!
07-12-2004, 08:08 AM
I decided to "re-weigh" myself this morning because I was REALLLLLLY good yesterday. I am down to 162 which would actually put me at a 3 lb loss this week!! Happy dance, Happy dance!! Yippee! :) I'm going to change my signature now.. :)
07-12-2004, 08:18 AM
Down 4 pounds from last week, which is a bit misleading as I was up 1 pound last week, so it's 3 pounds over the last 2 weeks. I figured I was just retaining water last week and didn't worry about the gain. Turns out I'm right. :)
Now I'm trying to wean myself off caffeine and I don't know if that's why, but I was an eating machine yesterday. I did restrict myself to fairly healthy choices, which is not my norm, so I'm pleased with that anyway.
I'm not really counting calories or doing anything except trying to eat healthy foods, but usually I can 'guesstimate' what I'm eating. Now I have things I've cooked that I have no idea how many calories are in them, because my portion sizes vary and I didn't measure ingredients and I'm frankly too lazy to figure it out. That makes me a little edgy, not to know the calories in what I'm eating, even if I don't formally track them. But then again, when I did formally track years ago, I got crazy about never wanting to eat anything I didn't know the calories on, which given my business travel schedule was fairly unproductive, too. So I don't know.
Enough rambling. Work!
07-12-2004, 08:55 AM
Congrats on the 3 pounds down - that's brilliant.
On the 'not really counting anything'......I am following an eating plan which requires very little counting, and it is working for me. The only things I 'count' are foods which are obviously very high in fat/sugar/calories - and I don't often eat those......Emotionally/mentally I am very resistant to counting and measuring everything - it seems to tie me up in knots, and I can't imagine doing that for the rest of my life! My honest belief is that if you are eating 'healthy', pretty much eating when you are hungry, and stopping when you are full, and exercising, then you are going to lose weight......my guess is I would lose faster if I counted and weighed and controlled everything, but that eventually I would rebel against that whole system, and end up back where I started....
So I'm with you on the not-formally-tracking route.....
07-12-2004, 09:04 AM
Trying really hard and have been doing pretty well. My mini goal is to get below 190 so that I can qualify for long term care health insurance that my husband is trying to line up for us.
Onederland is right around the corner!!!
07-12-2004, 09:45 AM
You guys rock! amy - jo don't worry - this too shall pass. When I had TOM instead of weighing yourself why not measure yourself. It might lift your spirits. If you know you are going to gain when you know you worked so hard don't get yourself frustrated. When I get frustrated I eat!
It looks like I lost 1/2 lb. I'm not trying to loss weight. If I can maintain and continue to eat healthy for another 4-6 weeks I would be thrilled.
07-12-2004, 10:51 AM
You all are doing great.
Gretchen I've done the same thing you have. Weighed and then weighed agian the next day knowing that it should have been a higher number. I should not be so stuck on the numbers but that is what motivates me. So I guess that's just who I am.
Amy Jo I'm sorry you have had such a rough week with your new scales and now this. Just don't give up. This to shall pass. You will be back to losing in no time and forget all about this past week.
07-12-2004, 11:38 AM
Alright, I'm going to give the official total loss for last week: 3 pounds. It would have been more, I think, but TOM arrived last night, and the scale is stuck at 239. Which, strangely, makes me HAPPY, because I'm sure that I'm carrying some H2O! For this and other obvious reasons, I'll be happy when TOM is outta here! :devil:
07-12-2004, 11:52 AM
Gretchen--glad to hear you've found a way to kick your already high gear plan into overdrive. You'll be at goal in no time. WTG on the loss this week as well!!!
Amy Jo--I agree, don't worry about that one pound. Just think next week you should show a larger loss and you'll forget all about gaining that one pound
Jennifer that is great. See that pound came off real quick. :)
Gale--You are getting so close to Onederland. You'll be there in no time.
Sarah--that is super. You are almost to your second goal.
Me? Believe it or not I'm down 1.5 pounds and have officially reached 20% to my goal. I had such a crappie weekend and haven't exercised in a week so it's probably my little bit of muscle mass I've been trying hard to gain. :)
07-12-2004, 12:45 PM
Gretchen, I'm with you. I consider myself pretty lucky to lose when I know I have not did the best. And anyways, it seems that you got right back on track anyways and you are down an even better amount!
Amy Jo, Darn that TOM, I think most of us can say that we know exactly how you feel. Stay on track and next week you will see that pound of water gone and then some.
Jennifer, That's a wonderful loss!! You lost the pound you gained and then three more! You could not have asked for a better week.
Gayle, you are so close to your mini-goal and what an important goal it is!! You only have 16 pounds to go. You will have that gone in no time.
Dana, I think that a 1/2 pound loss is not bad. When I was pregnant the doctor told me that since I was overweight losing any weight was not necessarily a bad thing as long as I was eating right. Once they put me on the diabetic diet I started losing a bunch of weight. You might find that if you stay on a healthy diet you won't gain much weight at all. I know the doctor did not want me to gain the normal 25 pounds, because I was overweight. So, keep up the great work. I think you are doing a wonderful job at controlling how you are eating during this pregnancy.
Sarah, You have officially slid right by me for the amount of weight you have lost total. You worked so hard this past week for that loss. I am proud of you!!
Dawnyal, I'm glad that you saw a weight loss even though you had a bad weekend. Congratulations on meeting your 10% goal. That is fantastic!
07-12-2004, 12:48 PM
I am going to wiegh in tomorrow morning when I first wake up. I'll post then.
07-12-2004, 02:21 PM
Great job Ladies!! :cheer: Everyone is doing so well... By next year, we may just have to change the name of these forums. :lol: Anyways, I dont' weigh in until Friday... so I'll be sure to let ya'll know by then..
07-12-2004, 04:02 PM
Great job everyone!
I'm going to weigh in tomorrow or the next day (depending if i like tomorrows reading!! :lol: )
Love Amanda x
07-12-2004, 04:59 PM
Gretchen--I feel the same way. Thank you for your inspiring posts!
Ivanna--At least you know it's only from TOM!
Scuttle--Congrats on the loss!
artist--I'm doing the same thing. If I had to count every little calorie, I'd not do it after the first 2 days. Congrats on your loss!
glynne--You are almost in Onederland!!! So jealous!
Dana--Congrats on your loss!
Sarah--Like I've said, at least you know it's cause TOM is here, not b/c you got attacked by a few bags of Twisted Cheetos.
Dawnyal--Congrats on your loss!
Howie, Tammy, Bella, Brooklyn, Amanda--I hope to hear good news from y'all this week, too!
As for me, I've got just my own scale here & I think it said 290 today! I think it's because I discovered fiber again. I got some high fiber cereals & have been snacking on them, and kept treats to a minimum. I "binged" on sherbet Saturday night (1/2 cup each lemon, cherry, lime & raspberry all in the same bowl. Yum. Much better than Ben & Jerry's Oatmeal Cookie Chunk).
I'm leery about changing my signature b/c every time I do, my weight goes up.
Congrats to all the losers!!!! :cheers:
07-12-2004, 05:41 PM
First and foremost, congrats to everyone for their continued success in sticking with it and/or losing. It's sounds corny since I just joined here but I'm proud of each and every one of you and I think you're great for being so supportive of each other (and now me too). :)
As for my weekly progress, I lost 4 lbs last week! I knew I'd probably lost the 2 for the week that is my continuing goal but 4 was great. That makes 11 lbs in the last 3 weeks. The work outs on the treadmill 5 times a week are really starting to pay off like crazy.
Oh, today is my 6 months (to the day) "anniversary" of starting my weight loss. I was glad to see success for the week on my anniversary. Yesterday was my birthday and I was kind of down so that was a huge pick me up.
My total stats are below. Thanks again for giving me a place to talk about this and being so supportive (even just in the week that I've been here).
Talk to you all soon and keep up the great work!
07-12-2004, 07:32 PM
Yay for all the losers! Keep it up, everyone!
My official weigh-in day is Friday also. I will post then
07-12-2004, 07:43 PM
Okay, so I couldn't wait to weigh in... I know I'm bad! :nono: BUT... I'm down another 1lb since Friday, so my splurge on chips and chinese yesterday didn't kill me... and this means I've now met the 10lb mark! YAY! :cheer:
Ivanna B. Skinny
07-12-2004, 09:51 PM
You guys are such "losers"!!! Thank you for all the uplifting messages regarding my gain this week! I really appreciate all the support! You guys are the best!
07-13-2004, 11:58 AM
Ok had a friend sabotage my efforts Thursday and Friday but still managed a 0.5 loss for the week, I'll totally take it!
07-13-2004, 05:09 PM
I stayed the same. 239. I had lost a little but then screwed up for dinner on Sunday night.
07-14-2004, 05:14 AM
Congrats to all you losing chickies......way to go!
Me, I am down 1lb.........Its kind of a significant pound for me, because it means I have just just just gone from being a 14 stone something person, to a 13 stone something person......woooooohoooooooo.
(For those of you who are baffled by the strange talk of stones, in the UK, we have this quaint way of counting pounds.....14 pounds equals one stone......so switching down a stone is always something to aim for....)
07-14-2004, 08:16 AM
Congrats to all the ladies who lost!!! :)
I am down 2 more, to 236. :)
07-14-2004, 12:48 PM
I lost 2lb this week - very pleased! :D
Love Amanda x
07-14-2004, 01:04 PM
Great job Claire. I like the stone method. So I'm down 4 stones to 26 stones. Would it be proper to say 26 and a half stones or do you just round to the nearest?
07-14-2004, 01:10 PM
Please share my excitement (yes, being my first week, I realize some of this could be water loss) but I'm down 5.5 lbs.
Onward and upward!
07-14-2004, 01:17 PM
We will share the excitement queen. A pound is a pound wether it's made up of water or not. WAY TO GO!!!
07-14-2004, 07:23 PM
Way to go Queen! That's a huge accomplishment and Howie's right, a pound is a pound my friend! :bravo: Well Done!
07-14-2004, 07:37 PM
Hey Queen - congrats, that is a brilliant start...
Howie, aha, glad to see I have a convert to stones.....although I hope you're good at math, because counting in 7s and 14s is a bit of a feat! Nope, we don't round off, so you could say you're 26 and a half stone......we tend to use 'half stones' as a mini-goal.....its a strange old stoney world we live in!
07-14-2004, 08:38 PM
I like it. I will have to start using that as goals. So 7 more pounds and I will be 26 stone. That will be my next goal. That is also going to be close to my actual goal of 54 lbs lost which will put me at 30% lost of the weight I have to lose.
07-14-2004, 11:56 PM
Thanks for the "stone" explanation. I've always heard Steve's british grandmother referring to "stones" and never knew what she was talking about..
See ya learn something new everyday! :)
07-15-2004, 02:37 AM
Howie - I'lle be rooting for you for that next goal.....I feel like I have a vested interested now!
Celina - my pleasure for the explanation.....FYI, I think the origin of 'stones' is from way-back-when they used large rocks, pebbles, stones etc on scales to measure the weight of things......makes sense, huh?
07-15-2004, 01:15 PM
Just wanted to pop in and say CONGRATS to all the losers!! You guys are doing GREAT!!!!! :D
07-15-2004, 04:04 PM
Still going down. I lost 1 pound this week.
07-16-2004, 01:43 PM
Congratulations to all the losers! Great job!!!
I actually made up for last week (I experimented with eating my flex points and needless to say...I can't eat my flex points!). I lost a total of 6.8 this week! WOO HOO!
And I don't know if I was a little distracted over the gain last week or what but I'm finding that I may have messed up the lose a ton totals - so if you see anything that needs to be corrected let me know. :D
07-16-2004, 03:38 PM
I finally lost 2 lbs this week! After 6 weeks of nothing I REALLY needed this.
My victory for the week was enjoying a going-away brunch my office held for me on Wednesday. Usually I avoid those things because I'm so strict with myself about what I eat. But this was in my honor so I had to go. I ate a tiny portion of everything that was there and did not feel guilty. Normally I would eat one bite of something and then punish myself for days later. Or I would completely stuff myself and then go home and cry because I felt so out of control. This time I controlled my portions and simply ate lower calorie food the rest of the day, and I felt fine.
07-17-2004, 02:15 AM
I just lost in total 1 pound this week... :(
I'm hoping for a much bigger loss next week.. I'm only 5 lbs. away from getting out of the 250's... now there's a number I haven't seen in years.. 249 :cloud9:
07-17-2004, 05:32 PM
Ive lost 4 more pounds. Im down to 331. 7 more pounds to my first 10% gone :) Im on my way!
07-17-2004, 05:41 PM
Hi everyone. I am just back from a two week vacation. I did a great deal of hiking, swimming and outdoor BBQ's with healthy choices. I thought I did okay but the scale shows only a 1 lb loss - but a pound is a pound and I am happy about that. I am reaffirming my commitment to get into the 260's in the next couple of weeks. I haven't been in the 60's in approximately 9 years so here it goes. Thank you to Gretchen for sharing her plan and good advise. Appreciated! Audrey aka Chequita Girl, where are you and how are you doing?
07-17-2004, 06:00 PM
Kudos to all the losers! :bravo: Victoria, I'm especially excited for you -- that 10% mark is a real milestone and you'll be there in no time!
Ivanna B. Skinny
07-18-2004, 09:45 AM
:cheer: YAY for all you "losers!" OK, my OFFICIAL weigh in isnt until tomorrow, but Im too excited to wait! I'm down 2.5 pounds! YAY!!! I've had a really hard week, so Im very , very happy about this. !!!!!!
07-18-2004, 10:06 AM
Sounds like everyone is doing great!!!
This week I am down 2 lbs. Pretty good considering the week I had.