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Dorian5 10-03-2011 10:56 AM

October Feathers Chat
 
Happy October, Feathers! This is my favorite month, cause my birthday is right in the middle of it, and the weather gets cooler, and I LOVE Halloween! :dracula:

Hope we can make this month count! I was supposed to be at goal by now! :dizzy:

Anyone planning on a cute Halloween costume?? ;)

kakers 10-03-2011 12:19 PM

I have no clue what to wear for halloween, though I haven't been invited to any halloween parties yet. I'm hoping to have one, but we need to finish unpacking (from late JUNE!!!) before we can have people over. LAME.

Signed up for fitocracy last night, hoping that keeps me motivated to be more active. Haven't been losing much weight (ok basically practically none) so I really need to start doing something more about it. I put on the weight by sitting on my rear end on the couch all the time rather than being active 2+ nights a week, so I supposed I can take it off by upping my activity level right?

~Katy

Ivonnely 10-03-2011 02:33 PM

I am also very excited for Halloween :)

I am 1.5lb from yesterday's meal out. I plan to eat very little today to get rid of water weight. I had nightmares last night about me eating more and more. It's funny how I am so scared after consuming a meal :(

I want to slowly get my body back to adjusting to food. I maybe limiting myself too much and its becoming like a mental illness.

Hope you ladies had great weekend. This week i got long weekend coming up :)

LisaTcan 10-03-2011 05:10 PM

Hey! I've never been part of a monthly chat, but I'd love to jump in..I really want to stay motivated. You girls have had some really impressive weight loss..congrats!

I'm invited to a halloween party, but I gotta get out of my shift in order to go. I have tons of fun activities this month though, I'm in Canada so I have a long weekend and thanksgiving this week :)

pinkrunner115 10-03-2011 05:43 PM

Dorian, I'm right there with you! Halloween is my favorite day of the year. Plus, if I get that job, that's the day it starts too. I love the fall because it starts to cool down too, and makes running that much easier.

Yesterday I did a hard workout and felt pretty good. I was traveling all last week and hardly worked out. I don't like that feeling. It's so much harder to gain fitness than it is to lose it!!

Ivonnely 10-04-2011 04:19 PM

So good news and double bad news here >.<

Yesterday I starved myself the whole day to get rid of water weight from the dinner feast on Monday. I weight myself at 121.5 today. Woot.

Then the saboutage came in. I went to my dentist appointment, she said I have 5 cavatis due to sweet/pop consuming. I dont drink pop. I haven't had a single drip of pop in a year! Definitely not candy or sweet either.

Due to the morale crush. I decided to binge since "I didn't eat/drink junkfood n I got cavatis then I might as well go all out before I get them fixed." so there goes my 6inch turkey sandwhich with light mayo + 6inch oven roasted chicken with light mayo, all on Italian white bread. It's not over yet! I had guts to continue devouring a lay's baked chips AND another 450 calorie sandwhich. All of those in 40min!!

After that I was beyond mad with myself, so I went to gym for 50min on the dreadmil, burnt 281 calorie and almost puked(I had my boots on).

Never again will I ever do something so reckless again..

Dorian5 10-04-2011 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Ivonnely (Post 4058909)
So good news and double bad news here >.<

Yesterday I starved myself the whole day to get rid of water weight from the dinner feast on Monday. I weight myself at 121.5 today. Woot.

Then the saboutage came in. I went to my dentist appointment, she said I have 5 cavatis due to sweet/pop consuming. I dont drink pop. I haven't had a single drip of pop in a year! Definitely not candy or sweet either.

Due to the morale crush. I decided to binge since "I didn't eat/drink junkfood n I got cavatis then I might as well go all out before I get them fixed." so there goes my 6inch turkey sandwhich with light mayo + 6inch oven roasted chicken with light mayo, all on Italian white bread. It's not over yet! I had guts to continue devouring a lay's baked chips AND another 450 calorie sandwhich. All of those in 40min!!

After that I was beyond mad with myself, so I went to gym for 50min on the dreadmil, burnt 281 calorie and almost puked(I had my boots on).

Never again will I ever do something so reckless again..

Ivonnely, I am sorry to hear about the cavities, that is awful! But I have to say that you sound like you are restricting way, way to much -- unhealthily so. It sounds like you are on a binge/restrict cycle. Starving yourself for an entire day to "make up" for the previous day seems like very disordered thinking. Please be sure to take care of yourself and not wreck your metabolism! :hug:

Ivonnely 10-04-2011 08:38 PM

>.< I know, I will try to get a somewhat healthy diet in. It's just really really hard to face the gain in the initial phase since I will be eating more. I kept wanting to get lower then gain some to maintain a 120lb.

TheManekiNeko 10-04-2011 08:46 PM

I'm really happy because (thanks I think in part to recent weight loss) I have had more confidence to go out and be sociable, and as a result I'm at the beginning of a new relationship. I forgot how nice it is to date and to go out to pubs with friends :)

Juniper Berries 10-04-2011 09:00 PM

Beginning
 
Just wanted to check in and say tomorrow is going to be beginning of my weight loss. I am very excited and determined!

pinkrunner115 10-04-2011 09:51 PM

Sounds good Juniper! Good luck!

Neko, glad that you're going out more. I know that when I'm working out and feeling better it's easier for me to go out too.

This might be a strange question, but I'm curious about why everyone has chosen their goal weight. Is it because you know that you look great at that weight, or you just want the number? I used to be 5'3" and weighed 114 pounds and I felt that was a great weight for me. I was recently measured and I am now 5'4.5" (I am in my late 20s and I grew the extra inch and a half late in life). I figure if I add about 7 pounds that will be the equivalent of 114 that I was at 5'3", so maybe I should set my goal to 121? I honestly don't know why I picked 118... I think because, for some reason, I want to be under 120, but I really don't know why. Maybe I just like the way the number sounds? How and why did you guys pick your numbers?

Ivonnely 10-04-2011 11:18 PM

I want to have a body similar to Maggie Q. We are the same height and she's 103.

I know it's foolish to chase a celebrity but I've lost 100 pounds, might as well go all the way:)

Juniper Berries 10-04-2011 11:39 PM

I am chasing after the number. I remember when I was younger I was 5'8 and 120 lbs. A guy came up to me that I new from around my area and told me I was looking a bit "hippy". It struck me as an odd thing to say to someone but made me realize that I must have looked heavy at that weight. I never really thought about it much purposefully but it would always pop in my head when I tried to lose a few pounds. So really I just want to see what I would look like below 120.

indiblue 10-05-2011 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Ivonnely (Post 4058909)
Yesterday I starved myself the whole day to get rid of water weight from the dinner feast on Monday.

Hey Ivonnely, I had some CRAZY bloat and stuff last month. After being at 124 for a while I ate out a few times (soy sauce, miso soup, all the usual salt culprits) and my weight JUMPED to 129. It was awful. I felt so bloated and huge. 4 pounds??

I continued to eat like I normally do, 1200-1300 cals a day, and the weight just stayed up. I didn't feel hungry because I was so bloated. Then got constipated, which just added to the awful "huge" feeling.

But I continued to drink an absurd amount of water and eat properly. I ate SUPER clean- fresh fruits and veggies, lean protein, no grains, nuts, etc. I limited my sodium to 1500 or 1000 mg a day.

Finally the water started coming off about two weeks ago and my body started to function normally again. It took a good two weeks, but it got there.

Last week I whooshed down to 123.5 (1.5 lbs overnight) and this week I have weighed in at 122.something THREE days in a row. I have never lost this quickly!!!

My yoga teacher last week said "Have you lost weight? Your middle looks much thinner." That was just after 1 pound of actual loss- that's how gross I felt!!

The point of all this is that it SUCKED a LOT to see such high numbers on the scale- numbers I haven't seen in months and want to never see again. It sucked feeling bloated all over. But I knew what would suck even more is depriving my body of the nutrients and proteins and fats it needed to function properly. I want to exercise for performance- to run more efficiently and to lift heavier weights- not just jump on an elliptical until I die. I know that eating properly and just waiting it out through the awful weight fluctuations is the key to that.

I share this because I commiserate with fluctuations and just wanting to get to goal. I have accomplished NOTHING of what you have accomplished, so I can imagine you are just ready to be done way more than I am!! :)

I think what keeps me on the right path is checking out the maintainers forums. They ALL have not only lost weight but KEPT it off, and they do so by finding what lifestyle changes and diets work for them. Waiting it out, putting your nose to the grindstone and keepin' on keepin' on with what you know is the right path, regardless of what the scale says, seems to be a trick.

I hope you are able to find your balance between seeing results and staying healthy. I hope regardless of whether you are 125 or 103 you are happy with your body as an incredible being that can run, jump, think, and do. And be so proud of yourself for the weight loss!!!!

Ivonnely 10-05-2011 02:11 AM

<3 awesome story!

I have a small question however.. I am just running around between work and school and I don't have money to get a membership at any gym. So atm I have zero workout.. I wasn't sure what else I could be doing except eating less because you girls have been so great with yoga/fitting >.<

Is there anything I can do if I want to eat a 1200+ calorie day without having to workout?

indiblue 10-05-2011 02:33 AM

Couple of ideas:

- Intermittent fasting. I LOVE IF- I don't start eating until 1 or 2 PM and I stop at around 8ish. In this way my first meal of the day (lunch) is very filling- 500 cals usually, and I don't even want to look at food until dinner. I eat a 500-600 cal dinner, maybe a small snack or dessert after that, and really don't want anymore. If I start eating even later (3 PM) I find I'm fuller even faster. I feel IF helps me feel like I'm eating WAY more than 1200 even when I'm not.

- Just go for a walk in the morning and walk in the evening. Or choose to walk/bike instead of taking a car/bus. I love multitasking, and if I can get in my commute AND exercise at the same time, well that's awesome. If you can't, no worries, just get in a brisk 20 minute walk once or twice a day.

- Buy a pair of resistance bands. They are SO cheap and you can really work on strength training with them without a gym membership.

- I personally keep exercise (the cals I burn) and eating (the cals i consume) totally separate. I don't eat more when I exercise. I just consider them extra calories towards my deficit.

- Eat fewer carbs. I find the lower my carb intake, the fuller and more satisfied I am. Yesterday I had my first meal at 2 PM and it was a smoothie with 3 tbs peanut butter, 1 banana, 1 scoop protein powder, and 1/2 c 2% milk. It was seriously DECADENT and around 450 calories. I was stuffed after finishing it and uber satisfied. I had a modest meal of veggies, almonds, and tuna for dinner and that was it. I don't do super lower carb, but I really feel 1200 calories is WAY more than 1200 calories when I cut out grains.

- Maybe take a diet break? Eat at maintenance for a few weeks. I know you want to get down lower, but maybe eating a bit more for a week or so will help take some of the strain off of dieting. (It also helps "reset" your metabolism.) I feel a lot of anxiety in your posts, and it sounds like upping your cals to maintenance may be a huge stress reliever for you. We will all have to learn how to eat at maintenance at some time, and it seems like trying out now may do a world of good.

good luck! :hug:

krampus 10-05-2011 03:43 AM

Hey feathers! I don't know what I weigh right now, it's probably not good, but after only one day of better eating I feel zillions better. I was in Michigan all weekend visiting family/at a funeral and completely lost the plot, going WAY overboard with indulgent dinners and whatnot.

Today I had a pretty sweet second date with a nice dude. He's going to serve in Afghanistan in a couple weeks so not much is going to happen, but we just like hanging out and talking. We had salads for dinner and met later for a drink - and a fruit and cheese board that was beyond delicious.

I'm so excited that it's fall. I'm completely adjusted to being back in the USA and making lots of plans, so despite my extra pudge I am satisfied with my quality of life. :)

Kittenmancer 10-05-2011 07:49 AM

Hopping in here as well. No idea what Dutchies do for Halloween, I guess I'll find out in a few weeks.

Regarding the goal number, I picked a nice round number in both kilograms and pounds (50/110). Once I get there I might adjust it downwards, depending on how I look and feel. I think my lowest weight in adult life was 45 kg (99 lbs), but since then I've gained quite a bit of muscle, so my overall weight went up.

Dorian5 10-05-2011 12:02 PM

Stoked to hear how well everyone's doing!

Ivonnely, that's some very sound advice from indiblue above, incorporating some (or all!) of those little tips might help you to lose fat and not the lean muscle mass you might be losing when you restrict so hard. :)

I am still working on prying off the weekend gain! 125.2lbs this morning -- damn, that beer gets me every time. :dizzy: But considering I was flirting with 128lbs on Monday, it's coming off pretty fast! :lol:

I LOVE autumn sooo much! The grocery store I go to has apples everywhere -- honeycrisps are my favorite! I have one as a snack for later today, I'm excited!

I'd also like to say it's been a WEEK since I've had a pumpkin spice latte and I am so proud of myself. Pretty sure they put crack in them, I'm addicted! But abstaining -- 200 calories for a tall skinny one! Sheesh. Maybe this weekend. ;)

ETA: Pinkrunner, since you asked, I picked 115lbs for my goal when I joined because I thought I was 5'3" and that was supposed to be the "ideal" weight for that height. I have since then discovered I am 5'4" so I will probably be trying to maintain 118-122 instead. :)

pinkrunner115 10-05-2011 04:51 PM

Dorian, I hear you about those pumpkin spice lattes. I usually love pumpkin anything, and every year I await the sign that says those lattes are back!

Krampus, you can't go wrong with a military man! :0)

Indiblue, some good advice. Looks like you know exactly what you're doing. I know the advice was targeted to Ivonnely, but the rest of us can use it too. I noticed you said that you never eat back exercise calories. What if you burn more than usual, upwards of 1,000? That's always the problem I face. When I run 5-6 miles, I don't worry about eating back calories, but when I run 10+, I always wonder how much I should alter my calorie intake. That always gets me into trouble... I don't eat enough and the next day I'm starving, or I overeat. Any advice on that one?

Hope everyone is doing well. 15 days until I hear about my job... ugh!!!! I'm going crazy!

Ivonnely 10-05-2011 06:28 PM

I bite the dust and got a fitness center's membership. I definitely won't be able to maintain it, but I wanted to they it out for a month.

I have a question for u girls who work out on the machines: is the number of calorie burned accurate?

On the side note, I saw a scale beside it when I was done exercising, I stepped on it out of curiosity. It was the type that you have to manually move the things to balance the scale. I never done it before but it's not rocket science and the scale said I am at 127 =_= that's when I had the look of doom on my face, I mean...what the ****? My scale at home said I am 123 TOPS on a bad day but 127? I didn't have my shoes on and I wasn't wearing that much cloth. I didn't eat much before my exercise so there shouldn't be any waterweight.

My morale is crushed and I am just really bumped out and grumpy atm :(

Edit: Crisis is gone! Turned out my scale wasn't broken, my cloth infact, did weight a giant 4 pounds. I honestly didn't think a pair of skinny jean and a tank top would weight that much =_=

indiblue 10-06-2011 02:18 AM

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Originally Posted by pinkrunner115 (Post 4060338)
Indiblue... I noticed you said that you never eat back exercise calories. What if you burn more than usual, upwards of 1,000? That's always the problem I face. When I run 5-6 miles, I don't worry about eating back calories, but when I run 10+, I always wonder how much I should alter my calorie intake. That always gets me into trouble... I don't eat enough and the next day I'm starving, or I overeat. Any advice on that one?

Oh I'm totally about eating back calories if you are running a lot!! Or if you exercise and just KNOW your body needs more fuel.

I have been eating pretty low cals the past week (1000ish) + working out, which was really delivering results on the scale. But this morning I went to the gym to lift and got so fatigued and really couldn't do as much as I usually can. I usually IF and don't eat until 1 or 2 PM but I really felt I needed a protein shake after the gym at 9:30 AM. So I had it. Broke my fast, and that's okay. And I may go over calories today, and that's okay too.

I am always the one on the boards saying "DON'T EAT BACK CALORIES!" every single time. I usually direct this to people who are new at dieting and who consider hopping on the elliptical for 30 minutes equivalent to adding an extra dessert for dinner.

I think folks like you who probably are actually burning 1000 calories for 10+ miles (holy cow that's a lot of mileage!) absolutely need to eat back more calories. I've read that when are you running that much you actually aren't supposed to be running a caloric deficit. But I'm no trainer- I'd leave that advice to the running forums and running boards.

I guess for me personally I just try to stay at 1200 until I can feel it affecting my performance. I usually run 3-4 miles a few times a week, which is around 600 calories, but not like what you're doing. 1200 is usually enough. But if I feel like I really need some extra protein and healthy calories, by all means do I add some in :)

Dorian5 10-06-2011 09:41 AM

I clocked in at 123.4lbs this morning -- meaning my water weight is gone now! Wahoo! I don't have that gross bloated look anymore that I had all week. Weigh in tomorrow will hopefully be in the 122's.

Unfortunately, the first real (not preseason) hockey game of the season for our home team is tomorrow, hopefully I can keep calories to a minimum. Then a friend of my boyfriend's want us to go to the beer festival on Saturday (maybe I can be DD, I do NOT want to drink that much beer this weekend!) and on Sunday for the hockey game the boyfriend and I were thinking of going to a sports bar (not so bad, I can find something lighter on the menu, I'm sure)

Just going to have to work pretty hard this weekend to do maintenance calories!

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Originally Posted by Ivonnely (Post 4060437)
Edit: Crisis is gone! Turned out my scale wasn't broken, my cloth infact, did weight a giant 4 pounds. I honestly didn't think a pair of skinny jean and a tank top would weight that much =_=

Haha, it's those jeans man, they make a big difference! Very heavy! Hope you can keep it up at the gym!

LisaTcan 10-06-2011 11:56 AM

indiblue I just started IF and I'm loving it! It makes my calories go so much further.
My window is 12-8pm right now but I might make it smaller.

Dorian congrants on being so close to your goal! I hear you about the pumpkin
spice lattes..I love them. Just added a pump to my non-fat americano misto..but
It wasn't the same.

skinnyelle39 10-07-2011 10:35 AM

Hi Ladies!

I have been sooo bad about posting and even worse in life in terms of diet and exercise. I think Im recovering from a food coma so to speak lol. Spent the past two weeks working out sporadically and eating whatever I felt like. Sigh... the past few months Ive been battling the same 10-15 pounds +/-. Every time I get close to goal.... well Im sure you know the story. I THINK Im back on track as of this morning but we shall see. I actually got a little bored with signing in and posting.. but Im starting to realize that it really helps me to stay accountable to check in here regularly.

Nice to see that everyone is doing well and there are so many new faces.

krampus congrats on the awesome new gig! Im loving PanAm and although I know the industry is not what it used to be that should still be an experience.

Ivonnely 10-07-2011 01:28 PM

Lots of things to share :)

I started my gym membership.I am doing mostly high incline walking but I really want to get into running. Here's the thing: I dont know what I am doing wrong. I was never a runner,always last in my pe class. When I tried running yesterday, I couldn't run for more than 2 minute.I wasn't running fast, I had huge pain in my stomach area,and didn't consume food prior to excersizing.

How do you ladies do 2-3 miles of running? It seems impossible to me atm >.<

Since I have upped my food intake, I've gained 2lb, currently at 123 :( a little upset, but I don't want to destroy myself to be 120, maybe I am doomed to be in the mid 120.

I really hope running can help me burn more calories, I will keep running everyday to push myself further.

pinkrunner115 10-07-2011 04:54 PM

Ivonnely, you're not doing anything wrong. If you've never been a runner then you just need to build up your endurance. Start out by running an easy pace for two minutes, and then walk for a minute or two. Alternate doing that until it gets to the point that the running part is getting easier, and then maybe run five minutes and walk one minute, etc. Just be sure that you build up slowly because nasty things such as shin splints lurk if you do too much too soon. I've been running for 15 years and a couple of years ago while training for a marathon I got shin splints...and I had never had them before despite running competitively for years. I would suggest going to Runnersworld.com and looking at some of the beginner's forums. You don't have to post, but you can just read what others have done, and also read some of the blogs and information they have.

skinnyelle, I find posting here keeps me more on track too. I think it's just nice to know that others are in the same position. Since most of us are featherweights I assume we're at the point where people tell us "you don't need to lose any weight!" so it's hard to find support. At least that's how it is for me.

Yesterday was a frustrating day for me. I ate a healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack....and then I ate some cake. A gigantic piece. I mean, honestly, my day before the cake was as close to perfect as I've ever gotten, and then the cake monster tapped me on the shoulder and that was it. If it had been a small piece I would have been okay, but it was gigantic. Probably 2.5 pieces shaped into one piece!

BlissBunny 10-07-2011 09:33 PM

Just want to chime in here. I cannot believe how LITTLE I eat and how MUCH I have to exercise just in order to lose a pound. And then I have to pretty much eat next to nothing and work out for 2 hours 3x week just to maintain. Like - lettuce greens for breakfast, fat free soup for lunch, and beans and steamed vegetables for dinner. That is it. I don't think I can keep this up for a lifetime, but it's the only way I've been able to move the dial.

claire0412 10-08-2011 08:34 AM

Hi guys!

Long time no see! I've been very busy with moving / adjusting to the UK / my first teaching placement / boyfriend visits. Nothing much has changed, still loving teaching and hating the UK. 9 months til I can leave and get back to civilised Europe. The good thing is my family live quite close by so I'm seeing them a lot more. Apart from that, the traffic and unhealthy lifestyles of everyone around me is doing my head in. Get me back to a country where cycling to work is a normal activity and not proof that you are 'hardcore' (i'm not!)

Anyway, my eating has suffered a bit recently and having reintroduced carbs for the week my bf was here. My stomach is playing up now so back out they go! I will be eating porridge for breakfast again now it is freezing, but that will be it for the grains. I weigh 68.2kg now, and I'd like to see 67.something before I see my boyfriend again (in 2 weeks). We'll see!

Good luck everyone :)

mca10 10-08-2011 01:51 PM

Hello feathers!
I have a question for those of you who have stalled and experienced a "whoosh" I'm especially interested in those who stalled at their lowest weight and then experienced a whoosh.

Is your whoosh followed up by another big stall and then another whoosh or are you experiencing continued weight loss after the whoosh unlike before when you were stalled?

I'm fighting water retention and bloating right now and I'm trying to get to my lowest again of 128. Do you guys think fighting against bloat and retention weight keeps us from being able to lose actual fat or do you think we have to wait until the bloat/retention is gone before our bodies will start losing fat again.

I've lost 6lb of the 12lbs I gained over vacation and it's taken 9 days. Is it naive for me to think the rest will also come off over the next couple of weeks and am I foolish to think the last 6lbs are also fake/from bloating and rentention?

Blissbunny- I know exactly how you feel! I eat super clean and work out a lot (3 miles a day, 9-12 total on the bike fri-sun plus lifting 3 times a week and a 30min cardio hitting video on sat and one 45 min interval cardio video on sun)

Staying away from grains and gluten helps and I also IF. I drink a lit of water as well but I feel like after a 3 week vacation I would be losing again but I'm fighting off bloat.

Hope everyone has a wonderful and successful October!

LisaTcan 10-08-2011 05:41 PM

I've come down with the worst flu ever! Just in time for Thanksgiving and my boyfriends return from Washington, DC (where he works). I don't know whether this will help or hiner my weight loss. I still have 2 dinners I'm going to try and make it to.

My scale has been stuck for a week at 144..really hoping it'll budge soon :(

Ivonnely, I haven't run since a major knee injury 2 years ago. But I agree doing 2 minutes of jogging and 2 minutes of walking is the best way to start. It probably took me about 6 weeks to be able to run for 30minutes straight. I hated it at first, but then I loved it! Plus I was in great shape, I gained 20lbs since my knee injury.

ann71 10-08-2011 06:04 PM

Hi all, happy weekend.

Ugh, Lisa. That doesn't sound fun. Hope you're feeling better by Monday. I wish our Thanksgiving fell in October, although that's probably mostly that I want another day off from work. :)

I'm still muddling along. My weight has been about the same for a few months, and my clothes that were all fitting loosely are back to tight. Time to take this seriously again.

I went to the farmer's market this morning and bought a ton of healthy things, so that's good. Some big yummy salads are in my future.

LisaTcan 10-10-2011 04:41 PM

Thanks ann71! I feel way better now. I love farmer's markets!

krampus 10-10-2011 11:24 PM

All right, I saw 140 on the scale this morning after an overindulgent weekend in NYC and that was more than enough to scare me into getting serious again. My goal is to see 132 by my friend's wedding on November 11. I suspect within a couple days I'll be down to 136-137 so we'll see, but eugh. My body is a MESS! Good clean eating at loss levels (today was under 1400) for the foreseeable future. As for running/exercise...I just need to DO IT!

liliesinmycereal 10-11-2011 08:11 AM

Hoping I can feel like a real feather soon! I need some better cooking habits... I feel so lazy when it comes to it. I'd probably be at goal by now if I actually enjoyed cooking.

Krampus: If you think 132 is attainable shoot for it!! You can do it! I wouldn't feel bad after one weekend of eating in NYC! There are a lot of great foods to try there.

Dorian5 10-11-2011 03:04 PM

Just popping in to say hi -- I've been wicked sick, but the upside is that I have no appetite, so this past weekend was the first in a LONG time that I haven't gorged myself on food. I ate below maintenance.

122.8lbs today, I think that .8 is water from sodium in all the soup I've been eating.

Hope everyone is doing well!

LisaTcan 10-11-2011 03:47 PM

I agree, it's OK to enjoy your self while you're in NY!
I had a rough weekend, so much eating and I'm stuck at 145 :(
I had a physical today and found out I'm taller than i though I was though
so that's good!

krampus 10-11-2011 10:55 PM

Today was a busy day - exercise was minimal (unless sex counts HA) and eating was very heavy on the apples, but not overdone. I went apple picking with my friend, enjoyed the beautiful weather and he baked me a pie. The fall foliage is peaking and everywhere looks gorgeous.

Here's what I've had today to eat:

-bites of various kinds of apples in the orchard, half of which were spat out
-355 ml of apple cider (yum!)
-spinach/feta egg white omelet and some home fries and 1/4 slice of dry wheat toast at a diner
-2 tiny apples
-a small slice of pie with a couple bites of Jarlsberg cheese

I really couldn't tell you how many calories it was, but I still feel hungry so I think I'm doing it right. How's everyone enjoying fall?

Dorian - get better! Sorry you've been ill, I hope you feel well again soon. Nicely done on the not gorging though I suppose that was hardly your choice. :P

lilies - thanks for the words of encouragement :D What have you tried cooking? Sometimes it pays off to make a big batch of something in one sitting to "get it over with" so to speak.

Lisa - congrats on the growing! ;) I hate when weekends feel out of control but I went from 155 to like 125 last year eating badly every weekend, you'll be ok!

LisaTcan 10-12-2011 01:04 AM

krampus: congrats on getting back down to your current weight! That's an accomplishment!

Ugh another bad day..
2 muffins
small fries
healthy dinner of quinoa, veggies and shrimp...

My boyfriends in town (we live together but he's away at work in DC half the time) and I've been eating sooo much worse! Bakery for breakfast and pub food for dinner..it's just terrible! Hoping I can get back on track tomorrow.

Feel better Dorian :)

Ivonnely 10-12-2011 12:37 PM

People are getting sick :( I hope you guys feel better soon.

Took a mia from the forums, I went to 1 hot yoga session with my mom. We only stayed for an hr but man that totally kicked my ***. I was shaking and literally dripping wet afterwards. I did good this long weekend and kept my calorie low. Today morning weigh in at 119 :)

Hopefully this week will be a good week. Been very busy with school and work.


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