Goals this week:
1) Increase water / green tea intake - aiming for 3L of clear fluids a day.
2) Meals to match paleo planned diet (apart from yogurt)
3) Weightlift this week to test out knee during gym days
4) Get over my lingering cold...Vitamin C overdose time!
5) Foam roll daily to work on joint pain on gym days
6) Sleep more then 6 hours a night this week.
Seems mostly within my control lol apart from the sleep and lingering cold. Good luck everyone Im excited to see how the week goes!
edit** I should add as well that I am trying to find my goal calorie range. The "not hungry" and still calories cut range haha. Having issues with this. Last week I fluctuated a ton and it didnt seem to match a pattern, so hopefully I narrow it down this week. Based on my weight I have around 1400cal targeted (quality foods only).
Welcome aboard. I like your goals. Good luck this week.
Mike – I initially had “lose 2 lbs this week” as a goal, but my ass shall not be kicked – I’ll match your 3, and raise you another .5! Nice work on the 13+ lbs so far!!!
Right now, I'll be happy to hit my 3... but I'll shoot for 3.5.
Originally Posted by cjohnson728
Not a bad day, and I'm headed to bed relatively early (for me). I'm going to read for a bit before I fall asleep.
1. Keep calories below 1300. 1200 is better, but often backfires in the evening. 1183
2. Make the time to get some exercise. Being busy is NOT an excuse. 6 days of workouts this week. Yes
3. Take vitamins and supplements. Yes
4. Stay on top of work; falling behind makes it hard to catch up. I'll give myself a B
5. Sleep. Enough. Not last night, no.
Nice start to the week, Cassie.
Originally Posted by captainelle
I am new here, but need accountability and motivation, so this sounded like the place to post. I was doing so well with tracking calories and had great weight loss in February, then just lost motivation to track. Sleep deprivation from having a 3 month old and a 2.5 year old that needs quite a bit of attention make entering foods difficult. So here I am.
Goals for this week:
Keep within desired calorie range
Get back on track!
Welcome to the madness. Sounds like you've got your hands full, hang in there.
Originally Posted by Robingen
Mike the 1/2 marathon is part of a 3 city (tri-city) series in New Brunswick and also serves as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. I have never done a distance walk before, a couple of 5k runs and a couple of triathlons (short) but I have never tested the walking. I am not up to running I've been too slack this winter so I am thinking I could do the walk in May. Thanks for the suggestion for the bodyglide.
The past few weeks, my scale has been dancing between 174 and 176. My old "good" weight, even though I was following my plan. I really felt like that was a set point for me and a true plateau. I didn't change anything though just held steady and voila 172 today! I feel very positive about that. I won't change my signature line until it sticks though
Congrats on the 172! Not to get graphic but just put the body glide where ever you may have friction from rubbing or blisters.
Originally Posted by dmartz
Calories < 1200 (M-Th): 1148
Cholesterol < 200mg: 46
Vegetables > 3 / day: 1
Workout > 120 min/wk: 30
Protein > 50 g / day: 60
Calories < 1600 (F, S, S):
Going to try to get in 30 mins of workout this am, rather than read forums.
Nice job so far, you can get those veggies in.
Originally Posted by jjrudd
1. 4 servings of fruits and veggies only 3
2. 6 glasses of water 5, why is this so hard?
3. Eat within carb limit yes
4. Exercise 4X for 30 mins (even if it's 15 mins twice) no, see below
I'm adding in another goal--NO DONUT this week!!!
CLEAN HOUSE kitchen counters cleaned and wiped off, stove shiny, dining room table cleared off
kitchen floor still needs cleaning and living room needs dusting but a good pat on back for what i did accomplish
GOOD JOB ROBIN!! WOOT WOOT
For me, I find it much easier to get my water in when its in a bottle. Drinking out of a glass makes it hader. Maybe it's just me.
Originally Posted by Hunny24
I think I will have to wait for the weekend to try it out!
Cool. Have fun.
Originally Posted by jjrudd
Got my workout in this morning 35 mins!
Have to pick up some prescriptions this afternoon so short walk too.
Mike, that is why I only weigh once a week (at least I try to sometimes I do twice). That can't be right though??
Can't be right, but it the same scale so I have to go with it. My cheat day wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been.
Count ounces of water, stop guessing! 48,
Avoid temptation: good until the Thai peanut sauce episode,
Embrace restraint: did great up until until dinner,
Exercise 3x : short walk,
Lose 3.5lbs this week (starting weight 127.4):
Keep calories below 1200: ~1320,
5'6", 40yo Maintaining Since Summer 2012!
My scale is lying! It says I'm up 5.2 pounds since ysterday. No.Way.In.Hell! But it is what it is, so that's what I'll go by. I'm glad I've taken pics!
I weight myself a few times in the morning since things can be a pound or two different within an hour it seems. Then I take the lowest number and go with that!
Started AGAIN after Baby #2: 8/1/2012
Height: 5' 6"
Starting weight: 180 lbs
Current : 153
Lbs Lost: 25
Lbs Until 1st Goal Met: Success!!
Lbs Until 2nd Goal Met: Success!! Lbs Until 3rd Goal Met: 3
Goal #1 165 by 9/17/12 - First Day back at work
Goal #2: 155 by 10/17/12 - Daughter's B-Day
Goal #3: 150 by 4/15/13
Goal #4 - 145 by 6/1/13
Goal #5 - 140 by 7/1/13
Goal #5 - Ultimate Goal - 135 for Life!!
Same old goals
1. Under 1400 calories
2. No sugar, white flour
3. Extra hour of movement a day
And a new one:
4. Smaller bites & put fork down between bites
Robin - good idea to just time your walks. My son uses a cell phone app to get the distance of his walks. And congratulations on your award!
Laurie - Welcome! With being sleep deprived and having two little ones to look after - I'm sure you must feel like you don't have a spare minute in the day - but it's good you're taking the time to look after yourself.
Jezzie - I'm so glad that your back is feeling better.
Kali - welcome!
Ann - your children are darling!
Jenn - way to go on your sparkly kitchen!
Donna - "Going to try to get in 30 mins of workout this am, rather than read forums." OK, you've inspired me. After this post, i'm going to get moving.
Mike - all I can say is EVIL scale. They mess with us.
And where is Mern?
Age 61, Height 5'9"
March 2010 145 lbs, Jan 2013 173 lbs
1st Goal 145 lbs 5/25
New goal 140
Got in 1.6k today- that's 3.8 so far this week. My son helped me figure out what was wrong with the pedometer- apparently it doesn't really measure distance only steps and then calculates the distance and I had not set my stride. So I need to dig out the manual and set that. But I have some pre-measured places that sometimes I can go to.
Body glide-friction-yeah Mike that conversation could get awkward. I haven't actually registered yet. I think I'm gonna try a buddy like my sister or somebody.
Fitday start date 12/9/12
Fitday start weight 190
Highest weight Jan 2009 218
Lowest weight Aug 2009 175
Goal 160: ACHIEVED Aug 25/13 (now to figure out how to stay here)
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins
1. Keep calories below 1300. 1200 is better, but often backfires in the evening. 1183, 1185
2. Make the time to get some exercise. Being busy is NOT an excuse. 6 days of workouts this week. Ye,s Nope...time will not make itself; get it together!
3. Take vitamins and supplements. Yes, Yes
4. Stay on top of work; falling behind makes it hard to catch up. I'll give myself a B, Pretty good today
5. Sleep. Enough. Not last night, no, Pretty good
And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
1. 4 servings of fruits and veggies Mon and Tues only 3
2. 6 glasses of water 5, why is this so hard?
3. Eat within carb limit yesa little over
4. Exercise 4X for 30 mins (even if it's 15 mins twice) Mon no Tues 35
5. I'm adding in another goal--NO DONUT this week!!!
Cassie glad to see you got some sleep!
Mike I do have a couple of bottles of water in the house. That's a good idea. It is hard to count out of glass.
Good morning everyone.
>Water - it is hard to get enough in isn't it? Yesterday, 5 cups for me.
I did find though that when using a 12 oz cup and putting fresh squeezed lemon juice with a few drops of Stevia, it helped to drink more - back to that for me while at work!
>Had to laugh about no donut - on work days I tend to stop at Tim's for coffee on the way in and usually get 2 apple fritter timbits to go with it - that's 100 calories right there. It's a hard habit to stop - may wean to just 1 and have tiny little bites to make it last LOL.
>Cassie, I too struggle with sleep and try not to depend on pills - it's tough!! I'm trying those tart dry cherries as a snack before bed, something in them that helps?
>My scale is being good to me - 194.8 this morning!! I haven't been that low for 3 yrs! Hoping it keeps on going!! Keeping calories 1200 - 1300 but need to walk yet...
>Welcome to all the new people I see in here - this is a great bunch for encouragement