Good morning Barb135:) Well today is my first Sunday weigh in and I’ve been looking forward to it. Ive lost 1.2 pounds. I just cut out my sugary things which I ate a lot of. I have 100 pounds to lose which came on rapidly when I got prescribed abilify. My excercise level is bad and I’m trying to build up my core. I’d convinced myself I can’t lose the weight so I’d been just binging gaining more. BUT this week has shown me I can lose the weight. Your challenge has helped me so much thank you!!
Good morning, Kelcoo... Yay for you; I'm so happy for you.
It's amazing what can happen when we set out mind to it, isn't it? Equally amazing is what a little bit of sugar can do to our body.
I'm happy the challenge has helped you.
I realized a little while ago, I should have waited to weigh, myself... After I'd been up a while, moving around, etc, I'm actually down a pound from last week, so my weigh-in isn't as bad as I'd thought it was. I need to get going on my exercise, specifically, walking because I'm doing a Lupus walk-a-thon with my daughter on the 28th and I'm not sure I can do it right now... oops!!
Again, congratulations on your loss. Keep up the good work... :-)
Barb, has it been five weeks or six since we began? I'm down slightly, it seems like overall in the many weeks, I'm keeping at an average of just a tiny bit under a pound a week overall, because when we began I weighed 5 1/2 lbs. more than I do now. (Not sure of the exact because although my scale gives me a decimal fraction, I can't remember what it was initially. lol) Anyway, I haven't read back to my post from last time to compare, but I think this means this last week I went down 1 pound or even a little more. This is pretty good, given that yesterday we did the memorial service for my father, and ate after the service (catered food) and then went out to dinner later. But I didn't eat much of the dinner (full from the catering) and although I sinned with Dr. Pepper when my sister realized she had left her cellphone at the restaurant and we had to drive out at 9:30 pm in the rain to get it, I mostly behaved regarding sweets and sugars this past week. Tummy not gone yet, though. I bought a book on core exercises. Hoping it will just read itself and magically make me have a stronger core. Wonder why that doesn't happen?
I'm glad that Medhelp's Home page has changed and we are all able to see the feed from all communities. I'm starting my second bout of losing weight this summer, and thank you for remembering us up here dealing with Canadian winters (although it's a far cry short of what it used to be like in the old days before global warming). Yes, spring is just about here for those of us that can't afford to be "snow birds" Thankfully as i feel the cold down in my very bones. lol
Maybe we've always had this HOME feed? huh, learn something new everyday..
No we haven't always had the "Home" feed, but I'm glad we have it now; it looks like I should have posted in more communities. Welcome to our weight loss challenge.
Here's the link to the original challenge, so you know what we're all about, but of course, you don't have to post there; you're welcome to start right here.
Our goal is to lose a pound a week from now until summer and of course, if we decide to run the challenge longer, we can certainly do that or we can start a new one.
Everyone is doing well, except me... I keep hitting roadblocks, but I'm hoping I can get back to business again.
I'm glad you're finally getting spring/summer in the "north country". There's something about winter that really puts the kibosh to weight loss - even for me here in the Sunshine State. It seems like winter was extra cold and extra long.
Anyway, welcome and good luck...
I am down 1 1/2 lbs this week I continue to be vigilant in my mission In another winter storm so finally closed the blinds as I am so done with winter Sick of watching it snow and blow!
I'm always late. Maybe this is why I'm not losing any weight. GRRRRR. Weight neutral again. (that's up two (or is it three) since we started). BUT, I'm feeling more motivated. I got to my boot camp this week, have walked, lifted my weights and have NOT pigged out like a stray dog in front of a food bowl in the past couple of days. THIS Is my week to lose a pound.
On another eating note, my older son who is a notorious unhealthy eater (partly due to sensory issues where he has a hard time with texture, tastes, and even chewing although he can chew all candy just fine) . . . is running track and IN TO IT. We read about eating for best performance and he has been requesting to eat this way! FINALLY, he's motivated himself rather than my trying to force him!! (happy dance)
You're right there with me, sm, as far as being weight neutral... I'm doing well, though. I saw my naturopathic nurse practitioner yesterday and got the results of some blood tests she'd done last month. I found out I'm deficient in several trace nutrients, such as vitamins B1 and 2, K2, along with an amino acid that's necessary for making protein that helps with metabolizing food and some other things. My protein levels are almost always low when I have routine blood work done and proteins are necessary for building muscle, providing energy, etc.
This is a very simplified explanation, but being deficient in nutrients makes a big difference in the way metabolism works. We now have a plan and I hope it works...
Most of us upper midwest girls are Vit D deficient! My doctor is big into checking our nutrient levels as that does make a big difference.
Barb, ever since you started this weight loss challenge we have been bombarded with snow storms. The one coming tomorrow is going to be huge and nasty. Tons of snow and blizzard conditions...just sayin!
No we are in a Blizzard Warning from Friday nite to Sunday with well over a foot of snow. I am going to lose my mind.
Congrats to all. This week I finally dropped down a pound.
I have been at a roadblock with this current weight. I am still thankful I
Have been able to maintain at this lower weight. Down 12 pounds from this time last year.