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cjohnson728 03-23-2010 04:22 AM

5-15 Pounders Weekly Check-In 3/23
Hi Everyone! Hope the weekend was good to you all and that the week is starting off well also. Now is the time to "officially" check in what matters, so have at it!

Built 03-23-2010 11:29 AM

Cassie, thanks for setting this up every week!

Okay, this hasn't been my best week. I'm down a little in weight but up a little in abdominal circumference. I'd rather have the inches down. Oh well, the result IS congruent with the effort. So I'm going to be more cautious this week. This is the exact reason I'm grateful for this forum...accountability works.!

Dec. 28: 128.8# Mar. 23: 121.6#
Chest: 34.5" 34"
Abs: 29.5" 28!
Hips: 33.5" 33.25"
Thigh: 20.5" 19.75"

Hoping you all had a better week!

missmatch76 03-23-2010 11:32 AM

Hello, first again!

I've lost 1lb and a half this week, which makes me 142lbs. Not bad I suppose but it is slow going. This is dispite weekends away, meals out and people coming round to the house for dinner! I suppose I'm doing quite well considering, just wish things were moving a bit faster.

I've caught up with my goal graph from the initial quick drop in weight loss. So my target now is to not get above the line and therefore drop behind on my goal (too demotivating) which means being extra good so I've made a few changes: only 1/2 sugar in tea now, dropped the fruit with breakfast and halved my afternoon snack. Will also try to lay off the wine and late night snacks - my biggest downfall *sigh*

Got a chinese meal with work on Thursday, it's getting me down thinking about it - would rather not go but can't get out of it. Any suggestions? I am thinking soup for starter (crabmeat and sweetcorn, my fave) and one thing for main course, rather than lots of little things which will be hard to log and get right, and NO wine!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone's great results ladies! Just love being accountable to you all :)

mambogirl81 03-23-2010 11:58 AM

Well, I knew last week was too good to be true. I was down four pounds, but am back up two this week. It is that time, so hopefully things will be back down again by next week. At least it explains why I had crazy cravings a few days ago and was eating blocks of Baker's chocolate! I still keep forgetting to take measurements. It would be nice to know something may have shrunk this week.:o

Thanks for helping me be accountable, and hope everyone had a good week.

Jan 1 2010- 143
March 16- 134
March 23- 136

agarner3706 03-23-2010 12:13 PM

Good morning...and afternoon everyone:)

I am still at 147 this week. A little frustrating, but I am not giving in! My goal this week is to look for hidden calories in things I eat. I have a bad habit of eating 1 bite of something..candy, the kids leftovers, etc. I need to stop because I am sure the calories are adding up. Every little bit helps.

I did lose a little more in my measurements so I am really happy about that especially considering it's that time. Hopefully next week I will see better results.

Feb 11/Mar23

Have a great day girls!!

missmatch76 03-23-2010 12:36 PM

Andrea, I do that! If it's one bite or something my boy has left then it doesn't count - naughty!!

quinnesec 03-23-2010 01:14 PM

Andrea, I do that when I'm cooking. lol If I'm making granola bars, or something, I figure there are no calories in the stuff that I eat out of the bowl, right? :)

Had another good week even though I had a lot of crazy schedules and unexpected events hurled my way.

I think, after all these weeks, I'm finally getting the hang of maintenance. The biggest surprise to me is that I can't eat as many calories as I thought that I would be able to. (But if I did, I'd go back to my old weight, so I guess it makes sense.)

Maintaining at 122. Very happy with that. Seems to be my new plateau. Sure sounds better than 140.

Congrats to all of you for your continued dedication. It's almost shorts and swimsuit weather... will you be ready? :)


mcestnik 03-23-2010 01:30 PM

STILL no movement in my weight. This is like week 3 or 4... so many I've lost count. But I am noticing my abs start to shine through. So it feels like I am losing weight, but the numbers never go down. My Goal this week is to REALLY stick to my diet, no processed foods, glutens, or additives. My friend wants to start swimming too, so I think i will do that in the mornings to mix up my activity. Another goal is to start running home from the gym instead of driving with my husband. The weather is supposed to be really nice this week and i SO wanted to last night but didn't have time (or so I told myself). Usually I am a bit more excited about my week ahead on these Tuesday posts, but after the stagnant weeks I've had and a Bachelorette party on Saturday that I am not looking forward to from a diet aspect, it's going to be rough staying optimistic this week.

cjohnson728 03-23-2010 02:26 PM

Great job, everyone!
Hey, Miki, I was where you were...three or four weeks of nothing and then things started to move again. Hang in there and I'm sure it will happen for you, too.

I agree about the calories, Quinn. Given the state of my thighs, I decided to stick on the reduced calorie plan for another couple weeks after getting to my goal, and this week I ended up only losing .2, when the numbers would suggest it should have been a pound. But, to paraphrase you, 114.8 is a lot better than 130. However, the notion that I will have to stay at this level of calories just to maintain is frustrating.

I am telling myself that I will work more on getting the muscles going than on getting the scale to move down. One really encouraging thing this week was that my body fat percentage is at 23%, which is into the "fitness" category as opposed to "acceptable." When the busy time at work is over and visiting family leaves, I am going to go to the library and the internet and develop a more organized weight training plan.

No, I am not ready for a swimsuit, but for once every pair of shorts in my drawers fits me :).

Speaking of spring shopping, has anyone found perfect jeans that work for a pear-shaped person? Small waist, larger hips and thighs...I dread trying on so many pairs and could use a jumping off point!

Way to be flexible and trouble-shoot this week, ladies! Always good to hear from everyone.

quinnesec 03-23-2010 02:35 PM

Great Jeans
Cassie, I have definitely had the "pear" thing going on my whole life! After losing weight, I found the most awesome jeans. The brand name is Neeso. I had never heard of them before, and I don't know how widely available they are, but they are made just for us. I found them in a little boutique-type shop but maybe they are available on line?

Most jeans always bagged in the waist for me, but these are like they are custom made. In fact, I bought 4 pair!

Hope this helps!


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