Eric, awesome work.<br><br>
Me: Monday's weigh-in said 215.4 so a 0.2lb gain over last week. I'll have to play my Tuesday retry card and see if it's any better. Last week was right on plan workout-wise so I suspect my diet wasn't so great last week. I really need to start tracking what I eat.
Doug, I think is has been KEY for me. Tracking what I eat. I use fitday.com. I feel like it keeps my eating real and in check. When I think of eating something bad, I think of having to log it into my online site so I pass. It's like having some accountability and not being able to "hide" foods I shouldn't eat.
Kristine - it looks like you'll have to do some serious wardrobe shopping soon! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I'm one of those who should not track food as I become obsessive with it; but I have learned (mostly...) over the past few years to really control portion size - you would be amazed at how many extra calories you can pack in when you don't watch how much you're putting on your plate - and always bank on the restaurants giving you the equivilent of at least 3-4 servings on a plate!<br><br>
Great job all!
Another great point and something I have learned this time around. I measure EVERYTHING. I read that people underestimate how much they eat by over 20%! I have had to train myself what a portion size is. This has helped tremendously! And like you, the tracking calories thing has become a little (ok maybe a lot) obsessive but while still in the loosing weight mode, I am OK with. It's when the maintence thing comes into play that I will need to learn how to do it more on my own. And the clothes!! I need to go shopping now. I seem to be living in my sweats cause they are the only thing I am not constantly having to pull up. I guess it's a good thing but also pretty annoying.
Great work Kristine. I go in and out of using Fitday. After a month or so of tracking my food, I take some time off, but it's easy to add more food, and then I start tracking again. It's nice to do it consistently and then really track your cal in vs. cal burned and weight loss - to find out what works. I was doing that a couple of years ago with much success.<br><br>
Today, I'm holding steady from last week at 128. I'm hoping for a pound loss by the end of the week, though. We'll see. I've upped my exercise this week and am trying to still eat healthy and not take in too much garbage. If it causes a 1 lb loss - that's exactly the positive feedback I need to see to keep it going.<br><br>
Good luck everyone!
I am up .6 <img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"> I worked out, I tracked, I even ate to compensate higher levels of activity. And not too much either. Maybe I am in catch up mode. I am not so tired, and pant legs are looser. Waist of pants is not. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. Gotta remember - baby steps.... If my fridge is really broke, this week is going to be hard as that means we may be eating out more than I would like..
Tuesday's morning retry: no so good (217.4). Tuesday's afternoon post-run retry: good (214.6). It just shows you can't really depend on the scale for anything because of water. Maybe I was retained water this morning and now maybe I am dehydrated from my run? You need to remember to look at weight loss over a longer time period than a week and also too that every scale has some margin of error.<br><br>
I am going to add a section to my workout log spreadsheet to track what I eat. It should be interesting to write it all down.<br><br>
I feel like I am on track to hit my first goal of 210 by end of April.<br><br>
Something else I think I think: when it comes to exercise it's not enough to have a goal of weight loss. I need a race to train for. I need a few reasons to get out there not just one. Maybe that's why I've been successful and kept at it with enthusiasm for three years. I needed better goals than lose weight and look better naked <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">.
Well done to all the losers, especially Kristine who is making us all look very bad. <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"><br><br>
I am happy to report I am down .5 lb despite my complete lack of self control.
last memorial day, my husband and I took "before" pics and both started to try to eat better and workout more. not much happened - I was down maybe 10 - 15 lbs by the end of the summer, but then fizzled. I cared, but I didn't <b>CARE</b>.<br><br>
I decided I needed to get off my butt more, so I decided I would get back to triathlon (took 2007 off) and signed up for a women's bootcamp to get started. and after running a thanksgiving 5K (slowly), made The Bet with the husband and BILs. then I got all cocky and decided to register for an oly.<br><br>
now I'm working my ass off, since I'm petrified of the oly and really want to win The Bet. I've made bigger gains in my running (current focus) than I quite frankly ever expected to, EVER. In 2007, I ran 12.5 miles, all in the fall, and I was damn proud. So far in 2008, I have run 55 miles.<br><br>
Now I have faith that if I stick with my training program and eat reasonably, I will lose the weight - which is now important to me because that means I will be faster and stronger, and possibly will put a little more distance between me and DFL.