Go Back   FitDay Discussion Boards > WOMEN’S ONLY CORNER > Support group for just women
Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-31-2010, 05:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
cjohnson728's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,083
Arrow 5-15 Pounders Weekly Check-in for 8/31

Where did August go???

How is everyone doing this week?
__________________
Cassie

And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
-John Steinbeck
cjohnson728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 05:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 49
Default

Hi Cassie and All - I haven't posted here in a while but I’ve continued to track my calories with Fit Day, and I‘ve been maintaining (and losing a little more). Looks like I have room for additional calories. So…this week is my husbands’ birthday, and I’ve decided to bake his favorite desserts. I’ve promised myself I can have one of each cookie / cupcake I plan to make!…but not more than one a day. I’ll see how the calories work-out.

In general, I can’t get over how much more ‘light on my feet’ I feel since losing the weight. Its energizing. Fit Day is great because it has provided me with very consistent weight loss. [It must be accurate.] A lot of recent health reports affirm the benefit of food tracking. What’s even better thought, is that with all this information stored in Fit Day, it feels like the results are ‘replicatable‘...weight loss itself isn’t a mystery nor is it luck.

I hope everyone is doing well.
______________________
Height: 5'5"
Starting Weight: 136 lbs
Starting Date: January 2010
Current Weight: 113 lbs
Goal Maintained: 4 months
stamatiaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 01:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
staceyalberta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Wetaskiwin, Alberta Canada
Posts: 360
Default

i know my son starts school in two days. we had so much rain this summer that i feel i didn't have a summer ~sigh~ i'm doing well. starting to get up early to do my weights. weight is 148.4 so i'm down just over a lb from last week. so that's good.
__________________
~ Stacey ~
_____________________________________________]
http://fitday.com/fitness/PublicJour...=staceyalberta
~ Highest weight 2008 223 lbs
~ Feb 10/11 weight 167.2 lbs sigh
~ Feb 16/11 weight 158.8 lbs sigh
~ Feb 25/11 weight 157 lbs
~ Mar 9/11 weight 155.6 lbs
~ Goal 140 lbs
staceyalberta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 01:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 270
Default

This week has been a whirlwind of busy-ness--thus, no activity on this or any forum. My weight this morning was down a pound, though I'll check my measurements later to confirm I'm not gaining (yup, I can lose scale weight and still remain or gain in size if I'm making poor food choices or not lifting weights). Hubby's bd was yesterday and there was plenty of celebrating over the weekend so I'm glad we don't weigh in on Sundays! The plan this week is to be more diligent about tracking.

Stamatiaa-great job with your maintenance! I agree, it's not rocket science and even though the advertisements say there's a secret, there's really no secret and there aren't any shortcuts.

Hope everyone has had a good week and keeps on keeping on
__________________
Beth
Starting Date: 12/28/09

Current Weight: 5# heavier since I stopped using fitday!
Built is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 02:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 49
Default

Built - Happy Birthday to your Hubby! You celebrated his birthday over an entire weekend and still managed to lose weight...congradulations on that!
I couldn't agree with you more about there being no secret and no shortcuts. It takes time...and probably more time to lose it than it took to gain it.

staceyalberta - Congradulations on your sussessful week!
stamatiaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 04:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 209
Default

stamatiaa - Congratulations on your weight loss and your maintenence! It's so inspiring to see that it CAN be done! Your plan for adding a few extra calories and reasonably enjoying the treats you're baking sounds like a good one. Keep up the great work!

Stacey - Congrats on the 1 lb weight loss!!! And you're getting up early to work out? You rock! Thanks for inspiring me. =)

Built - I have to agree with stamatiaa, I'm seriously impressed that you were able to celebrate and still be down a pound. That's awesome! Hopefully your measurements are what you want them to be. Best of luck with being more diligent with food tracking this week.

Cassie - How's your week going?

As for me, I gained 5 lbs during August due to vacation, injuries, illness, and just making poor decisions. This week, I lost 1 of those pounds, so I'm headed in the right direction again! Once I lose those 5 lbs that I re-gained, I'll have about 8-13 more to lose to get to my goal of 115-120.

The best news is that I went to the gym on Saturday, Monday, and today for a few awesome workouts. I was working out 6-7 days per week from March to July, so it feels really good to be getting back into my usual habit!

Have a great day, ladies!
__________________
Start weight: 3/13/10 - 162 lbs
Current weight: 10/12/10 - 132 lbs
Weight loss to date: 30 lbs

My writing and fitness blog

My food journal
fletch8502 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 05:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
cjohnson728's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,083
Default

'Grats to one and all on what sounds like a successful week! Even if not, it's all part of the journey and we learn from it all.

I feel like I finally rebounded from being sick (and also from flopping on the couch eating not-the-best-for-me foods). It's good to know that what got the pounds off in the first place still works when slip-ups happen.

I think I've also gotten past that fatigue of earlier in the month. I'm still not sure what it was, but I had begun taking a vitamin, a calcium supplement, and glucosamine chondroitin all at the same time, and I stopped them. Gradually my energy came back; now I need to figure out which one might have been the culprit. Anybody have any experience with something like that?
__________________
Cassie

And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
-John Steinbeck
cjohnson728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 06:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
staceyalberta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Wetaskiwin, Alberta Canada
Posts: 360
Default

fletch ~ i am getting up early to get my weights in. my cardio takes care of itself is how i put it as i walk to work at least 4 days a week. however the getting up early is a habit i'm trying to get BACK into & i'm happy to say that it's coming along
__________________
~ Stacey ~
_____________________________________________]
http://fitday.com/fitness/PublicJour...=staceyalberta
~ Highest weight 2008 223 lbs
~ Feb 10/11 weight 167.2 lbs sigh
~ Feb 16/11 weight 158.8 lbs sigh
~ Feb 25/11 weight 157 lbs
~ Mar 9/11 weight 155.6 lbs
~ Goal 140 lbs
staceyalberta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 11:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 270
Default

Stacey, I'm with you on getting workouts in first thing in the morning. That way nothing gets in the way. My second best option is to plan the exact time I will work out the night before (being an anal type, it bugs me if I don't do it).

Cassie, I've never heard of vitamins, calcium or chrondrotin supplements causing fatigue but that doesn't mean anything. As we keep reading and posting, each of us is different. Glad you're feeling more energetic. You probably already plan to do this, but if you do decide to re-introduce them, I'd do it one at a time for a couple of weeks to see how your body reacts.

Fletch, congrats on the pound. Sometimes we minimize small losses but when I picture how much space a pound of butter takes up, it really is a big deal.
__________________
Beth
Starting Date: 12/28/09

Current Weight: 5# heavier since I stopped using fitday!
Built is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2010, 11:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 209
Default

Cassie - Glad to hear that you're feeling better and seem to be in good spirits! Not sure about the whole fatigue thing...hope you're able to figure it out, though!

Stacey - That's awesome! Keep up the good work. For a while my alarm was going off at 4:45 am so that I could be at the gym by 5:15 and get my exercise in before work. I feel your pain! Isn't it nice to have so much accomplished so early, though?

Beth - Thanks for the encouragement. =) I have to admit I'm currently picturing myself with a pound of butter taped to my hip and it's making me laugh... =)
__________________
Start weight: 3/13/10 - 162 lbs
Current weight: 10/12/10 - 132 lbs
Weight loss to date: 30 lbs

My writing and fitness blog

My food journal
fletch8502 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2