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Old 06-13-2019, 10:05 AM   #61  
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9: 200
10: 200.2
11: 199.8
12: 199
13: 197.6
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I am finally seeing some good progress on the scale! My lowest so far since starting back in January! Anyway, I've buckled down and quit eating junk, so I know that helps.

Shellofself, I understand about having to have a scale. I rely too much on it, but I think it helps me to stay on track.

Newlyn, that salt will do it every time. Hopefully you'll be back down soon.

Darius, have you tried low carb, high fat (keto) for your Diabetes? There are so many success stories eating that way.

Ophelia, I have learned that if you eat plenty of healthy fats in your meal, you will not need to snack and the fat will hold you over until your next meal. I have been doing low carb, high fat, and IF for a little while now and can go many hours before breaking my fast. I also stay within 1400 calories per day eating this way. The more fats you eat, the less you need to eat to stay satisfied.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:05 AM   #62  
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Week Two
08: 185.4
09: 185.4
10: 184.8
11: 185.0
12: 185.6
13: 185.0
14:
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Total Loss for Week Two:

I've had a very tough month so far on the eating front. No real reason. I just can't seem to get past the munchies this week (and last week). I haven't seen a vegetable since Monday (fruits and proteins, yes, but no veggies). I haven't been awful, thus no real gain on the scale, I've mostly snacked on relatively healthy things, but I just have been snacking too much. I think that has contributed to my low energy state this week. I'm going to try extra hard for the rest of this week and weekend to be on plan and make good choices.

I tell people: There will be bad weeks, but you have to stick with it and move on, and not get sucked into a downward spiral. So that's what I'm doing this week. I'm accepting that the bad week happened, and working to move on from it and do better.

It hasn't been a complete loss of a week though, as I did get a walk in every day, and even did over 5 miles on Sunday.
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:46 PM   #63  
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darius: Yes, you definitely want to be careful when trying new things (or things you've tried before but under new circumstances, like yourself) when you have health issues that could be affected! I tried doing the 5:2 IF where on two days you only eat 500 cals and the other 5 days are more lenient, but it just wasn't sustainable for me. I can't imagine being able to do full days where you fast completely. I much prefer the 16:8 IF, because I pretty much just skip breakfast and eat a slightly later lunch, so it doesn't feel as "fast"-like, if that makes sense. Half of my fasting period happens while I sleep, so that makes it a lot easier.


Newlyn: Salty food always gets me, too! Nothing bloats me up quicker than a salty meal, lol. It's a shame it wasn't worth it, but I'm sure you will flush that extra sodium back out in no time!


shellofself: It's definitely better late than never...welcome!!


sgregg: I have heard that! I've even looked into vegetarian-friendly keto recipes in the past to see if there was anything out there. I remember finding a few, especially since I still consume eggs and dairy at the moment. I may have to dig back into that and see what I can find. Thanks!


Lacerta: You always have an uplifting word to say for others here when we are struggling, and I'm pleased to see you opting to heed your own advice! It is so, so easy to let slower weeks and setbacks beat us down, and I'm obviously very guilty of it myself. That said, you are completely right...there will be good days and bad, and the most important thing is to keep trucking on because that's all it will be if you keep at it, just a small and temporary bump in the road. Great job on all that walking, and I hope next week rewards you for your efforts!


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I've stayed on plan all week so far, and I'm happy to still be seeing progress getting this initial bloat off from the overall gain. If only all regular weeks could be like this! Haha. Last night was hard again (due to the different eating schedules on Mon/Wed's) and I ended up snacking a bit over what I had planned, but I got in a workout earlier in the evening and was able to stop before I broke my upgraded calorie range for the day so that's still a win in my book.


Week Two
08: 205.2
09: 203.6 - tom.
10: NWI. - tom.
11: 200.4 - tom.
12: NWI. - tom.
13: 198.8
14:
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End of Week One: 205.2
Total Loss for Week Two:


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Old 06-13-2019, 10:35 PM   #64  
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one of those days when the alarm felt super-early and I thought my spin class would be hard work, but when I got started I actually had heaps of energy and now I've got the endorphin buzz to top it off! AND. Its FRIDAY!!! YIppeeeeeeee.
Friday again!! And spin class was really tough this morning. My lungs were fine but the legs were shot! Probably due to having an extra steps-training session round Sydney last night over 2hrs, and an extra tough spin class in the week when normally i'd do yoga.

I"ve got bad news, legs, we're going trekking tomorrow and it's some serious hills!!

Going nowhere on the diet front. But nowhere's better than backwards

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03: 115.9
04: 115.9
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:17 AM   #65  
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Hello everyone; today is Friday weigh-in day.
I was 314.4 last night when I came home from work but back up again this morning - I had split pea soup last night and I guess too much sodium.
opheliaphoenix, Newlyn Thank you for the words of encouragement this week.
sgregg - thank you I will look into the keto plan.
I hope everyone has a nice weekend.

June 2019 Weight Loss Challenge
Goal: 11 lb

Date Weight lb
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06/03 324.2 START
06/07 318.2 -6.0
06/14 315.5 -2.7
06/21
06/28
06/30

8.7 lb TOTAL LOSS
79.1% of goal reached
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Old 06-14-2019, 08:27 AM   #66  
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1: No WI
2: No WI
3: 265.5
4: 265.5
5: 265
6: 263.5
7: 263
Total loss for Week One: -2.5
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8: 263
9: 264.5
10: 264
11: 263
12: 262
13: 263.5
14: 263
Total loss for Week Two: 0
Total loss for June: -2.5

Great loss so far this week, sgregg!
Lacerta, at least you're aware of what's happening and what you need to do to avoid falling down the rabbit hole for a couple of months like me! Your determination and committment are inspiring and you've got the results to show that you're doing everything right. A week out of that is neither here nor there in the grand scheme.
More great progress this week, Ophelia! Can you send it my way??
That's a lot of exercise, ange82much! My legs rebel just with walking. I don't think they'd be pleased if I made them do a spin class!
Another great loss this week, darius!

No loss for me in Week Two, all because of sodium. It's my official WI on Saturday so hopefully I'll have flushed a bit more to show a loss. As predicted, the rain has been torrential for most of the week so walking has been minimal, except on Tuesday. I need to walk around and around the house, and maybe do some dancing.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:38 AM   #67  
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Newlyn: It always takes me a couple days to get back to normal after a sodium bomb. Hope you're back down tomorrow. Thanks for the encouragement

darius: Great start to the month, keep up the good work.

ange: Nowhere is absolutely better than backwards. Especially when you're doing so much. I wish I had the energy you do. Hope to get there eventually.

ophelia: If I say encouraging things, it's because I learned it from you. I love seeing you back here succeeding again, because you've been my biggest inspiration since I started out on this journey. Congrats on getting back into Onederland.

sgregg: Great week for you. Way to go

Week Two
08: 185.4
09: 185.4
10: 184.8
11: 185.0
12: 185.6
13: 185.0
14: 184.6
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Total Loss for Week Two: -0.8

Yesterday was a better day, so I moved in the right direction. Puts me just about back where I started the month. I'm determined to make week 3 better. Final week of spring, everyone! It's been up into the 90s here this week, reminding me that summer is right around the corner.
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Old 06-14-2019, 03:13 PM   #68  
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Ange: Getting in some great workouts this week...way to go!!


darius: Let us know how keto goes for you if you end up trying it out!


Newlyn: I will try! Haha. Though, I might be in the salty boat tomorrow after breakfast today. I didn't even look at the sodium macros after tracking it as closely as I could on MFP, but I am certain that it was an absolute sodium bomb!


Lacerta: Thank you, and you continue to inspire me as well! I'm glad we can all be here to support and learn from each other...it always comes full circle because we all have different ups and downs and can give back where we have been supported in the past and vice versa. That's why I think communities of people with similar goals like this are so crucial to staying on track when things inevitably get tough. Here's to a strong Week Three!


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No weigh-in today, since my husband surprised me with taking me to breakfast at a diner after running some early errands. (Just using my WI from yesterday as my weigh-out for Week Two since I was on plan yesterday and should have been about the same or even a little lower today.) I added everything all up afterward, and it ended up being a 1k cal meal and wasn't even that much!! Fried potatoes and full eggs add up quickly in a diner setting, lol. Also running behind on my water but playing catch up on that now and going to go light with the rest of my food throughout the day to offset breakfast -- especially since I'm still so full anyway! At least it was filling so I should be able to stay in my overall range for the day, even with the caloric hit that early in the day. We shall see!


Week Two
08: 205.2
09: 203.6 - tom.
10: NWI. - tom.
11: 200.4 - tom.
12: NWI. - tom.
13: 198.8
14: NWI.
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End of Week One: 205.2
Total Loss for Week Two: 6.4 lbs.




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Old 06-15-2019, 06:54 AM   #69  
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1: No WI
2: No WI
3: 265.5
4: 265.5
5: 265
6: 263.5
7: 263
Total loss for Week One: -2.5
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8: 263
9: 264.5
10: 264
11: 263
12: 262
13: 263.5
14: 263
Total loss for Week Two: 0
Total loss for June: -2.5
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15: 263.5

Hmm, pre-bathroom but even so, I hoped for a small drop. Just have to work harder! The sun's out again today so there's no excuse not to go for a long walk.
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:23 PM   #70  
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ophelia: Breakfasts out are my kryptonite. I love diner breakfasts, but the meal I used to eat was like 1700-1800 calories. Cutting out the french toast and OJ saved like 1000-1200 calories from that, though. The bacon, eggs and hashbrowns are a lot less calories. Makes it still a lot, but possible to fit in sometimes. Way to go not overindulging.

Newlyn: It was a lovely morning for a walk here. We decided to explore a new area of our river Greenbelt and ended up walking 4.15 miles. Get out and enjoy the sunshine.

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15: 185.4
16:
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Total Loss for Week Three:

Back up again today. Yesterday was both a win and a fail. I won in that I avoided the snacking beast all day, but I failed in that I'm retaining water from the pizza I chose to have for dinner. I hadn't had any for a few months, and I decided I wanted some more than I wanted the scale to move today. But I kept it to a couple pieces, so I'm pretty sure today's increase is just sodium bloat.

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Old 06-16-2019, 08:29 AM   #71  
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1: No WI
2: No WI
3: 265.5
4: 265.5
5: 265
6: 263.5
7: 263
Total loss for Week One: -2.5
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8: 263
9: 264.5
10: 264
11: 263
12: 262
13: 263.5
14: 263
Total loss for Week Two: 0
Total loss for June: -2.5
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15: 263.5
16: 265

No idea where that gain has come from. I went for a walk along the coast yesterday and dropped in on a food festival where I know some of the traders. Tasted a tiny bit of lemon flapjack but that was all. I mostly went to chat and to buy some biscuits and chocolate for my dad for Father's Day.
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Lacerta: My husband actually ended up wanting to go out to a breakfast diner again today for Father's Day, lol. I got the same basic thing, but -- this time -- I did the same thing you did and switched out a few items. I opted for an egg white-only omelette with extra veggies and an English muffin instead of toast (with no added butter this time), and just those changes alone cut out over 300 extra cals! It was still just as delicious, too. It's amazing how much we can adjust the caloric cost of a meal with just a few alterations.


Newlyn: The body can be a mystery some times...that said, I don't think it was anything you did -- just a random fluctuation. Hope it's back down for you tomorrow!


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I went down a bit yesterday but then went back up a bit today, but it's all still in the same pound range. Lots of sodium again yesterday, so I'm going to make sure I keep getting in enough water and we'll see where I land on Tuesday at my next weigh-in. Here's hoping this week will be a good one for all of us!

Week Three
15: 198.0
16: 198.6
17: NWI.
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End of Week Two: 198.8
Total Loss for Week Three:

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Old 06-17-2019, 08:54 PM   #73  
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Wow opheliaphoenix you've made some terrific progress so far.
Lacerta, newlyn and sgregg we're all doing good. I went up over the weekend, retaining water but lost it all today again.
So fortunately it was not permanent and I am back on track. My weight ALWAYS goes up on the weekends (which is why I always do friday weigh-ins).
I should try to break the cycle by doing Monday morning weigh-ins from now on.
After this month's challenge I think I will.

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Old 06-18-2019, 07:03 AM   #74  
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1: No WI
2: No WI
3: 265.5
4: 265.5
5: 265
6: 263.5
7: 263
Total loss for Week One: -2.5
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8: 263
9: 264.5
10: 264
11: 263
12: 262
13: 263.5
14: 263
Total loss for Week Two: 0
Total loss for June: -2.5
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15: 263.5
16: 265
17: No WI
18: 264.5

Sorry to post and run - have to run up to university for a meeting. Didn't WI yesterday as my dad's carers showed up early before I was organised. Still haven't lost the sodium bump, which is weird.
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Just checking in, doing okay, probably not going to hit goal this month, but that's okay, pounds down is pounds down:

Starting: 226
Current: 224
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