Featherweights Plan and Chat in February

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  • It's the beginning of another bright new shiny month!

    What's up?
  • cold February weather!
    freezing cold weather here in Boston, but still got out for a 4-mile run today! probably going to go back to the warm indoors of the gym and treadmill starting tomorrow though...need to start building up my mileage endurance! What's the weather like where you are? Do you like to exercise outdoors or indoors?
  • Stepping up the exercise is my goal for February. I've honestly been a bit of a slacker exercise-wise since Christmas time! So I'm going to try to do 3-5 times per week rather than 1 or 2 (or none in some cases).

    It's cold and snowy here, which has put a damper on my exercise. Walking outdoors is my favorite thing to do, but it's just way too cold for comfort! I've hopped on the eliptical machine twice this weekend, so I'm off to a good start.
  • Feb. and March are not my favorite months - too cold and I live in the South. I joined the gym this summer and my goal is to go at least 3 times a week. This pass two weeks I only went about once a week and now the scale is slipping back up - so time to get with it so I will be ready for Spring.
  • how time flies...

    Februray? the same as January Same ole, Same ole!!
  • Good morning!

    February ... still needing to incorporate weights better and I'm doing a lot of reading about carbs.
  • Fabulous February to the Feathers!

    You outdoor runners amaze me. I am up to 3.1 miles run/WALKing, in a nice warm gym...

    Susan - what have you learned about carbs? Anything new?
    I try to avoid/eliminate the white stuff and max out on fiber and that seems to keep everything in check.

    I've been focusing more on fats. Down with the sat. fat and up with the monounsaturated (mufas)! Doesn't always work out but it keeps me eating more nuts and olive oil and less cheese. Given how high my body fat percentage is, I think I might benefit from a lower fat diet in general but I haven't done much about that yet.

    Then there's protein; I never really get enough. But it's debatable about what "enough" is so I am just trying to include as much as I can.

    It's hard to figure out what to do with all of the information

    I have switched up my diet for a 9-week challenge (South Beach). It's not *low*-carb, but *good*-carb which is pretty much how I want to eat but I haven't been strict about it recently. I felt great yesterday - no late-night grazing on junk food for the first time in a couple of weeks. Yay!
  • Hi feathers! February is going to rock! I weighed in at 161 this morning, which is a 6 pound loss for January. I'll take it My diet is on point, I just need to get my lazy butt moving more often! So, plan for Feb is to continue my strength training, but also to get 30 minutes of cardio 5-6x a week! Starting today...

    Let's go feathers!!
  • February is not off to the start I would have liked. My son was home sick today so no Jazzercise and eating was too "comforting". I will get back on track tomorrow. I would like February to be the month I make it to my 1st goal of 135.

    Susan - I know for me carbs is the enemy. When I severely limit them I lose easily and my stomach is flatter. They are definitely a trigger for me but I love to eat them.
  • Kaw (Kim) posted some links about Mark Sisson's primal lifestyle in another thread. I've long been suspect of wheat and found this stuff interesting.

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/
  • Good morning!

    I had a weird hurrying day yesterday. Lifting didn't seem to fit. Let's see if the structure of a workday helps with that.

    Yesterday was totally grain free. The rest of my calories weren't particularly good and too low but ... I eat plenty most of the time, I'm not going to sweat one bad day.

    In the grocery store, I was quite disappointed to learn that cream has crap in it. Tsk! I thought I was doing myself a favour by switching from french vanilla to real cream and ... wel ... maybe.

    And about the cream ... I struggle to eat every two hours if there is anything else going on in my life. I find that a nice cup of coffee with cream and sugar keeps me feeling good for 3 or 4 hours. Then I only have to come up with four nicely balanced meals
  • Quote: Kaw (Kim) posted some links about Mark Sisson's primal lifestyle in another thread. I've long been suspect of wheat and found this stuff interesting.

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/
    Good morning Susan ... Interesting site, I'll have to read later on today...

    Yesterday was good...had 1500 cals a bit high, too high to lose weight ... I'm so discouraged ...

    Off to work till noon, giving blood at 1pm... cya
  • Yesterday was good.
    My old website closed down and it really showed me how important it is to have support on your journey - so I am glad to find some new friends.

    I retired last year and now have time to get healthy and in the best shape possible so that I can spend quality time with kids and grandkids.

    I am reading books about nutrition and fittness and this time my goal is all about being healthy. I picked 125 as my goal because the funniest reason I ever heard for someone to lose weight is that they wanted the weight on their driver's license not to be a lie.

    My weight started going up late in life and I would just get busy and lose it. Now at age 64 it is really going much slower. But I am eating healthy and going to the gym and I know this is the best way.

    I am currently at 133, but to put things in true perspective; I weighed 132 when I had my last son (who weighed 10 pounds). Can't use that excuse anymore. LOL
  • Danni! I'm 53 and I think my metabolism is slow, I can't imagine it being any slower at 64 OYE VEY!!!!! But we can always, always keep trying...
  • hello everyone.
    february is starting out okay for me, cept im STUCK at 132. i dipped below it once or twice the past couple days but in general that is where im stuck and i want to badly to get past it.
    im off to class this morning, and then some quality time at the gym.
    hope everyone has a fabulous day