LSB Weight Loss Daily Goals and Accomplishments

Atlantis

Active member
I officially have a little over 2lbs to go to get to my original target weight. I might go a bit lower as I seem to put it back on very quickly.
 

Vicki82

Member
You got this, Atlantis!

With all the stress lately, I've been off plan. Bouncing around a little bit. I've regained and lost about 3lbs several times. The part I'm okay with is that I have managed to stop it each time- so it hasn't continued to climb. I'm okay with not losing for a while if I am exhausted and can't deal, but I'm not okay with gaining a bunch back for the same reason. That's not worth it to me.

Trying to get back on track today.
 

JaneQSmythe

Active member
I'm holding at just over 65# lost.

W00t!

Jane, if SLeW would like a Nutrisystem referral, let me know. I have some hookups for getting the program pretty cheaply, and the convenience food helps kickstart things sometimes.

Thanks for this. She is down 6.7 pounds but up a LOT of stress - getting married in just over 5 weeks. I will keep this in mind if she is looking for a new route.

Sounds like you are doing great though! It's especially hard to keep going when your support buddy derails.

Thank you - I am feeling pretty pleased with myself, actually - even though the weight loss has slowed down (which is expected). The cool thing is that Keto/low carb is so popular now that there are always a few work friends that are doing it at any given time - since everyone knows that I don't cook (and will eat ANYTHING resembling food), they are always offering me their "keto leftovers" - one of my assistants brought in these keto cheesecake cupcakes for me last week - OMG! SOooo - good.

The boys have been great as well, making sure that I have keto options for snacks and meals. I am very blessed to have such supportive people in my life!

I may have a new work-out buddy. I never enjoyed exercise but the Barre class really makes me feel good about working out (maybe the awesome instructor?) I feel stronger and more toned.


I officially have a little over 2lbs to go to get to my original target weight. I might go a bit lower as I seem to put it back on very quickly.

You have so totally got this! Great job!
 

Evie

Well-known member
I'm back into the swing of going to the gym in the mornings after having last week off for health reasons. I'm not losing weight, but I can feel and see the changes in my body. I now have the stationary bike seat a notch higher. When I stretch my arms I no longer feel the resistance in my right forearm and hand that years of mouse use tightened up. I've learned how to lower my heart rate quickly through breathing. And my clothes fit better.
 

JaneQSmythe

Active member
I'm back into the swing of going to the gym in the mornings after having last week off for health reasons. I'm not losing weight, but I can feel and see the changes in my body. I now have the stationary bike seat a notch higher. When I stretch my arms I no longer feel the resistance in my right forearm and hand that years of mouse use tightened up. I've learned how to lower my heart rate quickly through breathing. And my clothes fit better.

Good job!

I did make it to Barre class last Saturday - and then called out my new work-out pal when she didn't show! I'm pretty much on call for the rest of the month - which gives me an easy excuse, that I shouldn't cave to. I have the first week in December off - so planning on another daily gym week (and some housecleaning).

Maintaining weight, even if not losing. Staying keto (ish).:rolleyes:
 

Atlantis

Active member
I am back over the decade again, just by a little.

I need to get back to writing down what I eat and drink again and get out the measuring cups. I need to stick to 1,200 per day.
 

JaneQSmythe

Active member
Went to Barre class on Saturday - new work-out chick came and brought a friend! Whee! We compared "soreness" notes today via text and this old, fat, middle-aged woman is still running with the pack! (F the scale, this body has MUSCLE!)
 

Atlantis

Active member
Well Done Jane!

My scale is working upwards again. I wish it was muscle! I couldn't believe my eyes and checked my Fitbit steps. They were so low. Far too much driving and horrible weather means vegging on the sofa instead of walking. I did get out for a couple of shortish walks but still, for the week, this one of my lowest number of steps ever. ever. I did go to the gym yesterday and will go twice today. I have a yoga class and then my second free trainer session booked. I usually walk to the gym but will have to drive today.
 

Vicki82

Member
What with my birthday and all, I went off track. But it was a choice more than a falling off the wagon so I'm okay with that. Gained 5lbs but I suspect much of it is sodium. I'd like to get to 70lbs down before the holidays because I know I'm going to regain some then too. I love cheese and we throw a big cheese & charcuterie NYE party.

I've been back on plan for 3 days now and I'm pleased with that.
 

Atlantis

Active member
The number is decade is not in view. I am always amazed at quickly I put on lost weight. I am sure it was nothing to do with the 2 slabs of high quality peppermint bark and more than a few more than drinks than usual.

I have been doing great with the gym and moving, so maybe a teeny tiny bit of it is muscle. But I tried on my "skinny jeans" last night and they were a definite NO!
 

JaneQSmythe

Active member
Fell off the Wagon!

New Year, New Me!

I fell off the (diet and exercise) wagon these last few weeks - and my scale reflects that.:eek:

Climbing back on the wagon tomorrow (tonight we FEAST!).

Rather than "Resolutions", I am going with "Intentions" this year (in line with my recent forays into Mindfulness).

All the best to all y'all in the coming year!
 

Vicki82

Member
How goes it, y'all?

I am back on the wagon after effectively taking December off, and I got some pretty big positive reinforcement this week- down 6.6lbs! That's actually pretty insane for my size so I guess my body is glad that I stopped eating all that delicious, delicious crap!

I am still up a little bit but my mindset is good and I'm ready to go.
 

JaneQSmythe

Active member
Well, back on Keto and intermittent(-ish) fasting. But haven't gotten going on the exercise as I had intended. Tomorrow, however, is another day...
 

fuchka

Member
Hey, new to this thread and not 100% sure it's for me but I'll see how I go :)

My weight has fluctuated over the years - not through dieting, but lifestyle variations. When I've been less active, I put on more fat. I also love eating - a lot! It's only been recently I properly understood the relevance of caloric intake... My life had become much more sedentary of late (e.g. I started driving more often to manage work and childcare pick-ups, whereas previously I would walk / bike / take public transport) and I hadn't reduced my intake in response.

I'm now just over five months into my third pregnancy in 4 years and each pregnancy I have been a heavier starting weight. My first weigh-in this pregnancy I was 90kg (198.4 lb) which I feel is the heaviest I've ever been, and it was 14 kg (30 lb) more than my first weigh-in for the second pregnancy less than two years ago. I was alarmed!

I think my very happy place is way down at 65 kg (143 lb), which is still offically overweight for my 158 cm (5 ' 3) height & large frame, but I'm ok with that. I can also handle a bit more weight but definitely not the amount I've been carting around recently.

That said, I don't have strong weight loss goals per se. I'm fairly fit (a lot of this weight is muscle) and as long as I can maintain my fitness at the level of an active lifestyle I'll be happy. So I have goals related to specific activities, for example, I'd like to be able to swim 400m freestyle in under 9 mins. I can't be bothered converting that to imperial. Would you use yards or feet anyway? I'm thinking yards...

Anyway, after my most recent pregnancy weigh-in, I thought I needed some focused attention on reducing excess fat and improving my fitness. I'm not counting calories every meal, but I'm becoming more aware of what I eat with occasional calorie calculation which has made me more conscious of calorie density and portion sizes.

I've also joined the gym for the second time in my life. I find it very addictive and it makes me super horny! Last time (in my late teens) I had to quit because I was so obsessed. This time I'm trying to be more relaxed about it. I had an initial PT session which set down a moderate timetable of 2-3 x 45 min cardio sessions and 2 x mixed sessions (30 mins strength, 15 mins cardio) per week which seems sane given I'm nearly two-thirds into this pregnancy. I'd like to keep it up for as long as I can. I signed up for 12 months locked in, so here's hoping! This week is week two and it's been going well so far.

I've also added a swim per week (before work on Wednesdays) and gentle yoga at home once or twice a week to get some flexibility. I find too much gym stuff can make me tighten up.

If I can keep up my fitness activities and be better diet-wise I'll be satisfied. I'm not going to weigh myself daily (we don't have scales at home, anyway) but I'll judge by how I feel and how I fit my clothes. I will get weighed regularly with pre-natal check ups these days (next appointment tomorrow) and I hope I won't blow out much further. That said, I'm not going to put pressure on myself til after baby's out and I've had time to recover.

I don't think I'll ever focus on the scales, though, cos I figure as long as I'm fit enough to do the things I want to do, that's ok by me. And as long as I've got enough clothes I like that fit me, that's ok. It'll always be more about the activities for me, but I'd like to reduce fat until I feel I'm at a good maintenance level. Which probably won't be a weight goal but a feeling? It sounds vague but it makes sense to me.

I'll need to be disciplined about food and exercise to achieve my goals, so I reckon I'm aligned with the vibe of this thread if not the details. I think joining here would help me stay motivated, and it's been interesting to read the different things that have worked / not worked for other people.

Re diet, I don't have a huge sweet tooth and don't drink cordials or much alcohol. It's mostly me eating too much of food when it's tasty, eating fast food / take out instead of home cooking or eating extra crap cos I don't want to throw out food when the kids don't finish their food. And their food tends to have more processed food / cheese etc than what I would serve myself normally. So for example I'm making peace with throwing out that half a hot dog instead of being the garbage bin myself.
 

Vicki82

Member
fuchka, doesn't your doctor have to approve increased exercise or caloric restriction during pregnancy? I was very overweight during my pregnancy but my doctor advised me against increasing activity until after the baby was born.
 

fuchka

Member
Vicki - maybe. The gym didn't ask. I'm not restricting calories but going from unhealthy to healthier eating. Still getting required calories for being pregnant etc. Exercise isn't too full on. I'm not jumping or anything, just low impact stuff. I think I'm ok but will mention it next time I see my GP. I don't think I'm going to stop though, unless my body is saying no. Feeling pretty positive.
 

Vicki82

Member
Vicki - maybe. The gym didn't ask. I'm not restricting calories but going from unhealthy to healthier eating. Still getting required calories for being pregnant etc. Exercise isn't too full on. I'm not jumping or anything, just low impact stuff. I think I'm ok but will mention it next time I see my GP. I don't think I'm going to stop though, unless my body is saying no. Feeling pretty positive.

I apologize if I came off as discouraging- that was not my intention. I just am a worrier. I am sure you'll be able to figure out what is appropriate for you. Not your first rodeo, after all!

I can't believe how quickly the weight has melted off the past two weeks. If I didn't know better I would say it's not healthy, but I think my body just really wanted to get rid of the weight I had regained over the holidays. Ok, the holidays and the entire months of November and December :p I'm down 9.6lbs in 2 weeks, and really close to getting back to my weight before I slid off track. Another 2lbs and I'm there. I'd say hopefully one more week but given how much I lost the past two, it might be longer than that because holy crap lol.
 

JaneQSmythe

Active member
Well, I finally made it to the gym on Thursday - and I definitely felt it the next day, and it was a yoga class! (although a fairly challenging one). Tomorrow I want to go to my favorite Barre class - although it might kill me after not having gone for a month.

Weight has been fluctuating a fair amount day-to-day as I get back on track (TMI: pooping on keto is hit or miss...in either direction!)

I really want to break solidly into the next decade in the next 2-4 weeks (yesterday that was only 1.5# away - today it was 3# :mad:) I think that might be the boost I need to kick it into higher gear.:rolleyes:
 

Atlantis

Active member
I am back under the decade!

I did some health care stuff over the vacation and my fasting blood sugar level is officially over the line of being high normal and into be low-prediabetic. I received an email from my doctor about a diet overhaul.

I am now doing low-carb which is a bit of a challenge as a vegetarian, but I am finding some quick recipes and keto chocolate. It's odd calorie counting to make sure there is enough fat in my diet. I think I am doing quite well with it so far.
 

fuchka

Member
I apologize if I came off as discouraging- that was not my intention. I just am a worrier. I am sure you'll be able to figure out what is appropriate for you. Not your first rodeo, after all!

Oh, it was definitely worth mentioning! And I could tell you were just concerned. It did make me double check the general health info, though :)

Week 3 and things have been going really well. I weighed myself last Monday and I was surprised to be 93.6kg (206lb) - I didn't expect so much of an increase. I think it's in the range of healthy weight gain for pregnancy though.

I'm 22 weeks pregnant now and this morning's weigh was 92.2kg (203lb) which I'm pleased about. I don't want to be losing heaps of weight at the moment but I'd like to set myself up for the right trajectory once the baby is out. My pregnancy weigh-in at 16 weeks had me at 92kg and they said about 2kg of that would be pregnancy related. So I'm taking my base starting weight to be 90kg, or 198lb.

I've thought a bit more about goals and while weight isn't everything to me, it is a semi-useful benchmark. Post-partum, I'd like to shave it down 5kg (11lb) at a time until I feel happy with it. Under 75kg (165lb) would be good, I think. Unless I have some mad muscles to explain the weight :)

I'm gonna weigh myself weekly, just out of curiosity. But mainly (and particularly now) I'm going to trust that simply eating better and being more active is a good thing and is paying dividends.

Today I put on a dress that was too tight a few weeks ago. It's a comfy one that I really like so I'm happy to have it back in rotation! I'm liking my shape and posture better, and I'm feeling positive still. I haven't always felt like going to the gym on gym days but I haven't yet been hating it. More like: "ahhh, well, better go, I guess..."
 
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