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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1550 on: March 14, 2017, 04:48:43 PM »
Funny dilemma just now - I was on my food tracking website, and had just finished entering what I've eaten so far today.  Then suddenly, it had an error message saying the site is temporarily down.  I exclaimed (to myself), "Now how am I going to figure out what to eat?!"

It's become pretty ingrained to check in at this point of the day and plan my dinner to fit in my total calorie allotment.  I guess that's a good sign.  Now to figure out what to eat.  Luckily, I'm pretty sure I had 600 calories left, so it should be easy to stay under my goal.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1551 on: March 15, 2017, 08:03:45 AM »
So my DH has the metabolism of a humming bird and I've realized one of the things that makes losing/maintaining difficult for me is making sure he's getting enough while I'm not getting too much. He goes through at least two bags of chips every week, usually a pint or two of Ben and Jerry's, and trail mix and energy bars out the wazoo- in addition to the three meals that I prepare for him each day.

I'm thinking about buying him a mini-fridge to keep at work so he can keep a lot of the the snack foods there. He's a professor so he has his own office - but is snacking on chips and guac at work totally unprofessional? I just want it out of my house. I work from home and his delicious food just sits and taunts me all day. But he eats all that food and maintains a very healthy weight with no effort - so he clearly needs the calories that he's eating.

Will have to do some thinking about this.

Also, I always get sad and jealous (and lose my will power) when he is devouring entire pints of Ice Cream in one sitting. So I bought myself a pint of Halo Top this week. I gave myself a couple of scoops while Hus had his Cherry Garcia last night and it was pretty darn good. I usually try not to eat "diet" foods - but man - the Halo Top was totally palatable (I had the salted caramel flavor)!

SquashingDebt - your post made me giggle.

Swick - thanks for the introduction to electro swing - that should help me get through the work day in a peppy mood :)




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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1552 on: March 16, 2017, 02:51:45 PM »
@StarBright -- I agree it is a challenge, if you have lots of snacks at home. It requires a lot of will power to stay away from those.

From my end, the weight is finally trending down.

Date          Weight
1/1/2017    130
2/28/2017  133.6
3/10/2017  132.2
3/16/2017  131.0

Being more aware of what I eat (plus logging) and stopping before getting fully stuffed seems to help. Have decreased my calorie intake to some extent (5-10%). For example, I used to add peanut butter, maple syrup, and nuts to my morning oatmeal. Now I just have it with fruit only. I still enjoy my breakfast and do not need the extra calories. Every little bit helps. Those oatmeal toppings were almost adding up to 200 calories.

Also been doing regular walk/jog/run about 5 times a week. Weekdays, I do about 2 miles and on weekends, up to 4 miles.

For weight related issues, consistency is the key. Hopefully I should at least aim to get to the starting weight at the beginning of the year. 

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1553 on: March 17, 2017, 05:37:18 AM »
Friday Weigh-In:

Start Date: Feb 24: 155.4 lbs
March 3:    154 lbs
March 10: 151.6
March 17: 150.6

Snacks are my killer - If I can keep them in control (like I have for the last few weeks) Then my regular meals (which I haven't really changed from my usual) will keep me well within my maintenance calorie range.

My goal for this week is to investigate snacks that keep me full but aren't carb and calorically dense. Right now I'm relying heavily on apples with a tablespoon of peanut butter, and while that is great for now, I know I'll lose interest eventually.



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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1554 on: March 17, 2017, 06:01:08 AM »
Nice going starbright! I rely heavily on hard boiled eggs and hummus with veggies for snacking. Salsa is a good one too. I find that the act of dipping makes me feel like I'm snacking but replacing the chips with cut up veggies keeps it low cal. Cauliflower is a favorite of mine because it goes with everything but celery, carrots, bell peppers are all good too.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1555 on: March 17, 2017, 07:44:31 AM »
Weight Log
12/6/16  ~265
1/7/17      256.4   
2/3/17      251.6
3/10/17    242.2
3/17/17    239.8 (-2.4)
Total: 25.2

Solid progress this week! Not all of that loss this week is from body fat - I watched my salt intake closely this week, so I expect some of that is water weight loss from lower sodium.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1556 on: March 17, 2017, 07:48:38 AM »
wintertell you are seeing some great progress! congrats!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1557 on: March 17, 2017, 08:24:59 AM »
Weight Log
12/6/16  ~265
1/7/17      256.4   
2/3/17      251.6
3/10/17    242.2
3/17/17    239.8 (-2.4)
Total: 25.2

Solid progress this week! Not all of that loss this week is from body fat - I watched my salt intake closely this week, so I expect some of that is water weight loss from lower sodium.

Wow, wintertell! Go, you!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1558 on: March 17, 2017, 11:00:48 AM »
Thanks y'all! I'm working on it! That was a big dip today, so it should be slower for the next week or so.

I was 255 at my wedding - gone
I was 245 right after grad school - hopefully gone
If I can get down to 235ish, I'll be back to the weight I was when I met my husband

Looking forward to hitting more milestones in the future, too. We'll see  : )

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1559 on: March 18, 2017, 08:28:27 AM »
Down another 1.4 today for a total of 18.6 lost since January 14. I'll take it!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1560 on: March 18, 2017, 08:34:57 AM »
Down another 1.4 today for a total of 18.6 lost since January 14. I'll take it!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1561 on: March 20, 2017, 09:52:15 AM »
Congrats everyone!  Looks like people are making good progress!

Weigh-in:

2/20: 159.5
2/26: 158.5
3/4:   155
3/7:   154.5
3/12: 153.5
3/19: 153.5

No progress this week.  I know I did a little too much cheating recently.  It's time to buckle down again, I guess!  Also, I've been doing this for a month now, so I'm pretty excited I've stuck with it.


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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1562 on: March 20, 2017, 11:50:41 AM »
Ive also finished a month, so it's a good start.  Historically I falter when the hot weather makes it hard to exercise, but the next two months of spring should be easy.

Week1: -3
Week2: -5
Week3: -6
Week4: -7

Onward and downward.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1563 on: March 24, 2017, 09:03:52 AM »
Friday Weigh-In:

Start Date: Feb 24: 155.4 lbs
March 3:    154 lbs
March 10: 151.6
March 17: 150.6
March 24: 150.2

I'll take a .4 pound loss - I'm hormonal this week so am thrilled to see the scale stay the same rather than go up.

Successful finds for snacks included avocado toast on sprouted 7 grain bread, a sweet potato/bean dip with carrots and Yoplait Greek Whips. I'm not thrilled with the extra chemicals in the yoplait but I miss having yogurt and have a much harder time finding basic cultured milk yogurt here than I did in NC.

I wish I like hard boiled eggs, as so many people swear by them but I just do not like eggs (though I make myself choke down a scrambled egg a few times a week because my whole family loves eggs for breakfast).

Hope everyone else had great weeks! looks like everyone was trending down last week - good going all.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1564 on: March 24, 2017, 09:06:17 AM »
StarBright, do they have Siggi's skyr where you live? It's basically Icelandic yogurt. It comes in whole milk, 2% and 0% fat versions delicious and full of protein. I have a blueberry whole milk one every afternoon!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1565 on: March 24, 2017, 09:18:45 AM »
My local grocery is supposed to start carrying Siggi's and Noosa soon but I haven't seen them yet.

I was so spoiled in NC and didn't even know it. I lived in a small town there but never had any problem getting local, organic, "whole" foods. Ohio seems to have a very different food culture.

For instance my grocery doesn't seem to carry much full fat yogurt at all! It all seems to be  mostly fat free (which feels very ten years ago).

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1566 on: March 24, 2017, 09:21:42 AM »
My local grocery is supposed to start carrying Siggi's and Noosa soon but I haven't seen them yet.

I was so spoiled in NC and didn't even know it. I lived in a small town there but never had any problem getting local, organic, "whole" foods. Ohio seems to have a very different food culture.

For instance my grocery doesn't seem to carry much full fat yogurt at all! It all seems to be  mostly fat free (which feels very ten years ago).

Our Target carries Noosa - maybe check there?

I completely agree about the fat free yogurt. I switched from 0% to whole milk Siggi's and find it infinitely more satisfying and filling.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1567 on: March 25, 2017, 10:22:25 AM »
Well, I lost 4.2 lbs this week, though I would recommend the method to anyone. (I was extremely ill this week and missed 3 days of work.) However, those 4.2 lbs helped me bypass two goals. I'm now down more than 10% of my starting weight and also more than 20 lbs since I started on January 14th.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1568 on: March 25, 2017, 10:27:15 AM »
Well, I lost 4.2 lbs this week, though I would recommend the method to anyone. (I was extremely ill this week and missed 3 days of work.) However, those 4.2 lbs helped me bypass two goals. I'm now down more than 10% of my starting weight and also more than 20 lbs since I started on January 14th.

Poor Izybat! I hope you're feeling better now.

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1569 on: March 25, 2017, 04:23:15 PM »
Weight Log
12/6/16  ~265
1/7/17      256.4   
2/3/17      251.6
3/10/17    242.2
3/17/17    239.8 (-2.4)
3/25/16    242.6

Slid backwards this week - Less movement because my plantar fasciitis flared up really bad. Working on stretching the feet and will resume activity tomorrow. Onward and downward!

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Re: Losing Weight in 2016
« Reply #1570 on: March 27, 2017, 12:30:47 PM »
Weigh-in:

2/20: 159.5
2/26: 158.5
3/4:   155
3/7:   154.5
3/12: 153.5
3/19: 153.5
3/26: 154
3/27: 152.5

Progress this morning after my weight has been up to 154 or 154.5 other days this week.  Yesterday I recorded the 154 result in MFP and then checked again this morning and I was at 152.5.  No idea what it means as I doubt I dropped 1.5 pounds overnight.  I've been discouraged all weekend at the higher numbers but feel better today as I'm hoping there's an overall trend downward?