~NoVa Girls ... We're doing this together~
Note to Post-ers ...
I started this thread a long time ago as you can see, but I am the only one that keeps coming back to keep myself accountable and for my record ... I do have an accountability/weigh in thread that I start each month that everyone's welcome to join :)
OK about me ... I count calories and I walk either on the school track or with Leslie Sansone. I started my journey on 6/1/10 and I think I have done rather well. My highest weight was 220. My lowest adult weight that I remember is 128. My goal weight is 144. It was 150 I thought that was a good weight when I started this time at 195.4. I read somewhere that my ideal weight would be 128-132 but I think that is too thin. So for now I'm sticking to 144 :D
HI, I also count calories. I have been dieting since July 19 2010 with a starting weight of a whopping 210 which is my all time highest. I am a yo-yo dieter. I was a chubby teenager and then my whole 20s I weighed 134-140 with no worries about weight gain. I am 38 so I can remember vividly the confidence I had and I want that again. I was 195 in 2007 and lost 40lbs and kept it off for about a year and slowlly it came back...and then some. This time around so far I have lost 5.5 pounds mostly water and metabolism shock Im sure because I havent started an exercise routine yet but I work at home and am always moving around from room to room. My goal is 165. When I get there I may come down to 150 but no less. I have 2 daughters and 2 grand children and one on the way I also have high blood pressure and poor circulation on my left side so the benefits of becoming healthy greatly out weigh the donuts and cheeseburgers! I try to eat about 1300 calories per day no more but most days less. I will up it once I begin exercising regularly!
I AM EXCITED!!! thank you love2b150 :)
Well so far today my menu has been fairly interesting ... I decided this morning after reading a few threads that I am not going to drink any milk (I actually said no dairy) but had Parmesan cheese so I blew that and no flavored water packets. I have been bloated off and on since Saturday and it also happened to me last month too and I need to find the culprit. So far so good today, tummy is fine :D
V8 fusion, Nutragrain waffle, 3/4c Kashi cereal (dry)
salad greens, lite Caesar dressing, Parmesan cheese, 12 garlic croutons, slice turkey ham, 9 veggie crackers w/ hummus and a sugar free jello
1oz baked BBQ lays, diet cranberry,38 oyster crackers
3oz grilled salmon, 1/2 cup of broccoli, 4oz baked potato w/spray ICB, grapefruit
Total calories today 1312
May add a snack after exercise
Weight this morning 178.2
Good evening! Today I did very well with a total 1210 calories plus 4-5 cups of coffee (ff powder creamer 1 level scoop sugar) and unsweet ice tea
Breakfast:bag of lite ceasar salad with ff dressing -180
Snack: 100 cal pack chps-a-hoy cookies- 100
Lunch: 2 pc wheat bread- 120
turkey Buddig lunchmeat-90
1 slice ff swiss cheese- 30
mustard, onions, ms dash,and pickles- 0
100 cal pak cheez nips- 100
Snack: rice cake - 50
Dinner: a healthy Choice prepackaged meal; Lemon
Pepper fish with wild rice, Broccoli and apple oatmeal crisp- 320
2 slice wheat bread with spray butter and garlic powder-120
I think I shouldve went easy on the bread but it is low cal whole wheat and helps me get full!
I only had about 32 oz of water today but I will work on that too! (water does not make me feel full it makes me feel kind of sick so I have to sip and spread it out through the day.
have a great night!!
Jen water use to do the same thing to me. It takes time you'll get use to it but before that you'll feel like your insides are swimming. :( I have given up on the flavor packets for the remainder of the week because I now believe they are what is causing the bloat that I can't get rid of. Your food today sounds great. Breakfast was interesting LOL. I wish I could drink unsweetened tea. You're doing really well and will only get better with time. Have a good night.
Thats the exact feeling like my insides are swimming. I will gradually increase my water each day to see if that helps the only problem is my tap water tastes terrible so I buy jugs or a case of bottle water (drinking not spring). Unsweet iced tea is great! at first I put 3 equals in it (lg from Mcdonalds) and now I dont use any eual at all and it is VERY refreshing.
Today the scale said 202.8 at 9:00am! I am excited..not too worried about 8 pounds in 12 days Im sure soo it will level off but I can enjoy it while it lasts :)
I ate breakfast a little late yesterday so I decided on a salad because I had a taste for it ho knows why.. Sometimes I like breakfast for dinner.. Keeps it from becoming boring and I have basically eaten the same things everyday so far (give or take a dinner) LOL
HAPPY FRIDAY!! HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT WEEKEND!! Be back later with my daily menu!!
I got up late today, didn't eat breakfast until 10:35 and then I didn't want much. I ate a snack a hour later, (bad I know). I use to drink two cups of green tea with equal when I first started then I stopped, not sure why. I wonder if that has anything to do with my weight loss. I finally had my fries but I only ate half of a value fry at Burger King with two packs of ketchup. The value fry is 220 calories and ketchup 20 calories per pack. I have drank 4 cups of water since eating the fries and my turkey and Swiss I had for lunch. I have not had the tap water here so not sure what it taste like. I use to drink the water from the fridge but we need a new filter. So bottled water has my vote. The sad part is I drink 6 to 8 bottles a day so we go through too many. But it DH wants to keep buying it I won't complain :D. I would say for your water intake on the water make 8-10 boxes on your notebook per day and check them off as you go. That way you'll know for sure how many glasses you are drinking and can handle before you start to feel nauseous. That feeling from water overload reminds me of when I use to drink too much and my mouth would water :D don't miss that at all. Well last month I lost 12.2lbs. This month I am ending with only 5lb but it is better than nothing and I am in a stretchy 12 (just figured this out this morning) and a comfortable 14. I do think it is this bloat that keeps going and coming. I am not drinking any flavored water packs today, but I did have skim this morning and a slice of Swiss and I'm not miserable.
July 30th my Day 60, YAY for ME :carrot:
I know there is one more day in July but I have already come to grips that I am going to be 178 at the end of this month. But August is only a day away and I think I know what to do now not to take myself through this next month. :) Today wasn't too bad. I ate what I enjoy. The only draw back was the sodium. I couldn't shake the taste. But I did learn from a 3FC buddy that my taste buds just may be changing. So I am gonna run with that and watch what I eat. Maybe I will start logging that also. That's a thought, we'll see how it goes.
Today's eats ...
Skim, probiotic yogurt, Nutragrain waffle
rice cake, special K bar
1/2 value fry BK w/2 pks ketchup, turkey & Swiss on 2 slices whole wheat, w/lite mayonnaise, and lettuce
3 home baked chocolate chip cookies
Fit & Active Chipotle rice and beans, 2oz chicken breast
Total calories today 1377
Water 135.2 ozs
Exercise 3 miles track
Today was a pretty good day for me. :) I decided to stop complaining about a situation with my work and finally do something about it and Im glad I did. I am still very excited about this diet, I have lots of people happy for me and I am having fun showing my kids the better choices I am making (they really dont care) haha
Today I had about 40 oz of water and my food today was good and filling
Breakfast: 2 eggs with tomato and onions (omlet)- 140
1/2 pc of cheese -30
8 thin sliced turkey bacon- 120 (my new favorite meat)
2 slices of tomato
Snack: mini box of raisins
1/2 tomato and 1 med orange
Lunch:Healthy Choice Chicken with red pepper alfredo- 250
1 wheat sanwich thin- 100
Snack: small handfull of mixed nuts -170
2pc. whole wheat bread
1 slice FF swiss cheese
1 pack of buddig honey turkey meat- 90
mustard, pickles- 0, tomato (again) :)
single serve broccoli and cheese -40
1 SS FF jello- 10
Snack: 100 cal pack chips-a-hoy cookies-100
total=1300 calories for the day
Tomorrow I will go to the gym and start that ball rolling!! I will have time at nighht to go now since my work hours just got cut back drastically...but in a good way!
have a great night!!
You know I was thinking. The people (family and friends) that we think don't care, they do care even if they don't say anything. In the back of their minds they are thinking. Wow she really is doing this and as the weight comes off it will inspire others around us to do the same ... maybe or maybe not. But at least we'll be able to look in the mirror and say wow I did it. Any who glad things are falling into place for you and you'll be able to finally use your gym membership. Wish I could afford a membership somewhere. I like your food choices yesterday. Tomatoes were your specialty :). I bought some cucumbers and cup them up but didn't eat them. I have been having an issue with salt and that is the way I use to eat cucumber soaked in cider vinegar salt and pepper. So need to figure out a new way, maybe some ff ranch. That's an idea. Got up this morning with a back ache and cramps. Spotting again, maybe tomorrow I'll actually start. Oh and I still weigh 178 :mad: ... Well I'll be back here later. Have a great day.
July exercise grand total: 1263 minutes
July ending weight: 178.0. Weight loss in July 5lbs
August, Week One = weight 178.4 up .4 from 7/31
August 1--50, 3 miles track
August 2--60, 2.75 miles track (had to take a potty break)
August 3--40, 2.14 miles track, 20 minutes stationary bike
August 4--55, 2.75 miles track
August 5--52, 3.07 miles track
August 6--45, 2.50 miles track
August 7--52, 3.17 miles track
Week 1 total = 354 minutes
August, Week Two = weight 175.4
August 9--52, 3.14 miles track
August 11--46, 11 miles stationary bike
August 12--32, 8 miles stationary bike
August 14--52, 3 miles track
Week 2 total = 182 minutes
August, Week Three = weight 175.0
August 15--50, 3 miles track
August 16--49, 3 miles track
August 17--51, 3 miles track
August 18--57, 3.25 miles track, 15-30DS
August 19--38, 2.38 miles track, 20-30DS
August 20--51, 3.15 miles track, 20-30DS
August 21--50, 3 miles track, 5-30DS
Week 3 total = 406 minutes
August, Week Four = weight 173.6
August 22--49, 3.01 miles track
August 23--60, 3.44 miles track
August 24--49, 3.00 miles track (as soon as the tracker said 3 miles DH stopped) It was early I thought sure he's go longer
August 25--48, 3.00 miles track
August 26--49, 3.00 miles track
August 27--49, 2.92 miles track
August 28--41, 2.52 miles track
Week 4 total = 345 minutes
August, Week Five = weight 173.4
August 30--44, 2.61 miles track
August 31--52, 3.11 miles track
Week 5 total = 96 minutes
August exercise grand total: 1383 minutes
August ending weight: 171.6lbs :woohoo: .
OK Day 61 July 31, 2010
Starting my new journal in the morning
Today was a completely unplanned day.
skim, plum juice, 1oz ham, 1/2 slice cheese, 1/2 cup egg beaters, nutragrain waffle
3 hm chocolate chip cookies
Lunch (395) Wendy's
diet coke, grilled chicken breast, 1/2 bun, value fry w/ketchup
1oz cool ranch doritos, 3 hm choc chip cookies
peach Greek yogurt, 38 oyster crackers, 1 stick imitation crab, cup of grapes
3 slices of cucumber ??? <--- this is the only veggie today. Tomorrow is a new month and I will do better. Went for our walk it started to rain only one mile done.
Total calories 1560
Nice relaxing day.. weighed in at 202.2 this morning but didnt make it to the gym but did catch up on some rest..lol
1 pc cheese
8 thin turkey bacon
1 sandwich thin with spray butter
half a beef stick (75)
3oz chicken breast no skin
broccoli with cheese
1/2 cup box prepared potatoes
plum and peach
Lean Cuisine deluxe pizza
snack; 100 cal pack cheez nips
WATER: 45 oz give or take..
Have a great night!!!
Wow did you cut your calories? You are gonna be skinny :D. Good job on the eats. Tomorrow is a new month, gotta a goal in mind? I'm gonna try to get out of the 170's especially away from 178, hehehe. I'd like to see 169 by 8/31. Wish me tons of luck :crossed:
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