Mike, best wishes with your goals. Oops--your post reminded me I'm behind on my water.
I pooped out on my exercise earlier today after a mile of aerobic walking-- but I truly gave it my all. I vow to finish the other mile this evening.
Age 67, 5 feet tall
Highest weight ever 246 lbs. in the fall of 2010
FitDay starting weight 1/17/11 240 lbs.
Note: doctor's scale 4 lbs. lighter than my home scale. I go by my home scale weight Weight 9/11/2013 234 Weight 12/7/13 same--234 lbs.
So first things first, I need to reduce my dependence on fitday (imagine)-I use it way too frequently (since Dec). Need to get some independence.
Goal #1: Log once a day only (at night). M-N
Also, my scale went kiput today, it needs a new battery so I decided I will only replace it next weekend, in light of goal #2: Weigh myself only once per week. M-Y
#3: 3 workouts this week (exclude walking challenge), M-N
1. Reduce computer time, M-Y
2. Start cleaning up the house, >1 bag per day. M-Y
3. Read more, M-Not yet
My house is really a disaster, I have been working way too much for too long and it's gotten out of control. Plus the health problems that I have had, husband's broken leg, etc. When I am home I'm on the computer. So once per day I will collect a bag of stuff to through out or give away. Should get quite a bit done by the end of the week
#4: Walking challenge (Ian it's calling for rain a lot again this week) 10 miles by Sunday. M-3m
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
I have been doing low carb for years and have found recenlty that I cannot make myself stick to it so today I am starting my own plan. It is called the Un-diet. Basically I will eat healthy and whatever I want. I will have a 1000 per day deficit of calories which will give 2 pounds per week of loss. My current goal is by October 24th to lose 34 pounds.
current weight 274
goal by 10/24/13 is 240lbs
Basically I will log all food for each day. I have been using a body bug so I know I burn 2500 calories per day average. so I will be eating 1500 calories per day. take vitamines, drink alot of water, half my body weight in water per day/137 oz of water. I will workout 5 or 6 days per week.
I am eating healthy with balanced meals. I do not plan on eating anything white if it is possible, potatoes,rice, etc. mostly veggies, protien, fruit and complex carbs. If i warok out heavier one day I will add some extra calories. I pray that this works otherwise I will have to go back to low carb. If i want desert I will plan for it and that way I can have whatever I want....
If you want to join me with your plan or if you want to try this plan. Mostly lets support each other and keep each other accountable.
i posted this a few days ago. no response, i thought i would put this here since this is what everyone is talking about.
Hi Mern: On my last doctors visit in May he was so impressed with my weight loss and improvement in blood sugarl, cholesterol and blood pressure that he gave me an A+. He said that if I was on meds for diabetes I didn't need them any more.
I want to make sure that when he sees me again in late August that he is equilly impressed. I hope that one day I won't have to take meds for blood pressure and cholesterol any more. Has any one been taken off these meds after a significant weight loss? I am very lucky that my guys aren't picky eaters. I modify my plate to roughly half the meat and starch that they eat
but about the same amount of vegetables.
HW195 Jan /13
December 1st, 168 lbs. 27 gone 53 to go
New Years Goal 164 There I put it in writing
Exercise Challenge 12 weeks
Beginning November 29, 2013 SW169
Hi Donna, another Donna here. I've been on an Un-diet since Dec 2011, and it's really worked well for me. During that time I've logged everything I eat. I mean ev-er-y-thing. (ok, there are about 10 days that have an entry for 'food' with a calorie estimate, mainly on vacations.) I try to eat healthy and stay within a narrow band of calories averaged by week.
I work out a few days a week, half with a trainer. (The trainer helps when I've lost enthusiasm for working out.) Sometimes after I've worked out hard, I'm famished. I try to stick to protein in those instances. If I know I will have high cal episodes, I try to plan for them by reducing calories ~in advance~. For the unexpected binge I try cut back on cals for the next few days, but not by too much. If my cals drop too low, I tend to get lazy, hazy, or mean. (Grrr.)
I'm also addicted to sugar, but I never (ok, almost never) consume it in beverages. I've been know to drink straight whiskey, rather than consume any mixer. But I mainly prefer wine, red wine, tea, hot, iced, or tepid, or water, with lemon, (although not necessarily in that order.) I never touch artificial sweeteners.
I'm currently at the point in my un-diet where I'm no longer trying to lose weight. I'd just like to maintain my current weight, and my healthy, loggin', lifestyle. 'Cause this 'fit' feels too good on me to give up on it now, even if it is sometimes a real high-maintenance pain.
Welcome, Donna O! There are a lot of weight loss diets that work - the key is finding an eating plan that works for you - both in terms of it being easy to follow and in addressing any possible health issues. A lot of people go off their diets because they aren't happy eating that way. Glad you found something that works for you.
Libby - yeah, portion control is very important. There are lots of web sites that show what portions should look like. The one I remember is that a serving of meat is the size of a pack of playing cards. And, yes, people have been taken off cholesterol and blood pressure meds by reducing those levels through diet and weight loss.
Originally Posted by pcameronbrooks
Well I am back also...
The goals are simple this week
This seems to easy but my inner self thinks if you don't log it you didn't eat it....
Welcome! I often stop myself from eating because I don't want to log the food - either because I don't want to see the calories added, or because I'm too lazy to log it.
Age 61, Height 5'9"
March 2010 145 lbs, Jan 2013 173 lbs
1st Goal 145 lbs 5/25
New goal 140
Hi all! Feels great to come back here and see familiar faces - and not-so-familiar faces!
Starting simple because life is a bit stressy right now;
Exercize every day - Y
No junk food - Y
No soft drink - Y
I'll be better able to catch up with you all later, but great to see so many of you still going strong.