Weigh in Time Ladies - page 5
Hi everyone. I think it is best to keep this on our bb. As it may get lost on the off topic bb. things fly by so fast over there So I had a cheat day yesterday. I am back on track again today. My... Read More
Aug 17, '02Occupation: Part time RN in Rural Hospital; Housewife Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 36When i was pregnant my doctor put me on an 1800 calorie/day diet, because my glucose level was high at the first check. I wasn't ever diagnosed with gestational diabetes, but he kept me on the diet none the less. Anyway I lost 5 lbs. the month he put me on it eventhough I was pregnant. However, postpartum i blew it out of the water, All I wanted was chocolate, and potato chips (forbidden on the diabetic diet) So here I am chunky as ever blaming the snickers for my gains. My point is I am starting that diet again tomorrow. You still get to eat a lot of food, but you can only eat certain ones and nothing else. I recommend it to anyone.
wish me luck
Aug 18, '02Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 3,725; Likes: 459Hey all~
I weighed in at 220 this AM. Not happy about it, but tomorrow is yet another day...another beginning. *SIGH*
Here we go! I am going to start walking as of tomorrow afternoon.....
Wish me luck all!
Aug 18, '02Occupation: NSG Student/Musician Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 4This is a wonderfully positive forum, and I would just like to say KEEP IT UP!! Cynthiann had mentioned being worried about getting to the gym. If it really is a problem, especially in those winter months, there are some GREAT videos on the market that would be an excellent fill-in for those days of the week that you aren't able to make it. You have to have a little "extra get-up-and-go" to motivate to work out at home, so granted it might not be for everyone, bit these are some of my favorite videos that I have found to be absolutley FABULOUS!! (and EFFECTIVE)
ANYTHING put out by The Firm ....they use weights and aerobics simeultaneously for optimum results, some dumbells and steppers required, but it is WELL WORTH IT.
That Power 90 series you see advertised on TV by LA fitness guru Tony Horton (I don't do the supplements they advertise...don't believe in that stuff personally)
These videos are an EXCELLENT workout and time-efficient as well. They alternate total body cardio and weights. Again, some dumbells or resistance bands required. This workout is great if you don't have a lot of space in your apartment, or travel a lot.
Tracey Austin Gold Series "Sizzler" - again aerobics and weights combined.
Anyhoo, just a few suggestions on things that have worked for me to get me through school/military life/bad weather...etc.
Aug 19, '02Occupation: Full time MOM and Student Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 141Good morning ladies!!! I stepped on the scale this morning, and I lost 1 lb. I know it's not that much, but at least I didn't gain. Especially since I haven't been at the gym since I got back from my vacation. I'll start my routine this week again, and see how it goes. I'll post again next monday and let you know if I lost any or gained.
Good luck to all, and let's keep the good work.
I wanted to share something w/ you I have on my fridge door.
On a piece of paper I have something that goes like this: THE PRINCIPLE IS COMPETING
AGAINST YOURSELF. IT IS ABOUT
SELF IMPROVEMENT, ABOUT
BEING BETTER THAN YOU WERE
THE DAY BEFORE.
Just wanted to share that w/ you. I hope it helps!! I know it helps me.
Have a great week!!!!!
Aug 19, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 1,732; Likes: 1Good morning all.Well it's confession time and I am at 322lbs. yikes, well I am back on track today and we will see what a week of behaving myself can do. I ate like a royal piggy this weekend. At least I know I'm human lol. How about everyone else? I haven't seen too many updates. Where is everyone? Okay here's to a great week for all of us!
Aug 19, '02Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 106Bran,Bran, and more Bran. Seems to work and curb the munchies.
Save your cereal boxes...you can even eat those too. The taste is equivalent! haha!
Aug 19, '02Occupation: student Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 404; Likes: 1I tried to wake up early this morning to go to the gym but didn't have enough time (only an hour to get ready go there and get back before school) so I did do this yoga tape I just bought. I going to try to do yoga at least twice a week now. If I can make it to the gym at least 3 times to do weights I will be happy with that. What I also want to start doing is some sprinting. I've read in many places that sprinting is a very effective way to burn off fat to help you get leaner. I haven't even bothered to try to weigh myself since last week. Especially right now since we barbequed yesterday and I drank coke. I rarely drink soft drinks (maybe once every other week) because is full of sodium, sugar and empty calories.
I have a question for everyone. What is you plan? What exactly are you doing to reach your goals? The reason I want to ask this question is because many people may say "I want to lose 10 pounds this month" but don't have a plan of action behind it. You have to plan to go to the gym at least 3 times a week. You have to plan to eat better. You have to plan to drink more water. It doesn't just happen because you want it to.
I want to get down to a size 7/8 by the end of next month. I plan on exercising at least 5 days a week. I plan on eating healthy well balance meals and drinking at least 1/2 gallon or more of water a day.
Aug 20, '02Occupation: Homemaker and student. Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 657; Likes: 42Count me in, I can sure use the encouragement. I am at 220, after being at 168 a year ago, ouch! because of some new meds I had to go on! Anyway, I have dropped meat from my eating pretty much to lower my cholesterol and it's amazing how much I crave veggies and fruits now . I don't get on the scale too much, because it tends to discourage me. Although I had a class the other day where my tummy touched the writing surface of the desk! That woke me up!:imbar If anyone has any ideas for vegie packed lunches that are high in protein and low in cholesterol, I would love it!
WE CAN DO THIS!:kiss Heather
Aug 20, '02Occupation: LVN Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 71; Likes: 7Hi, everyone:
I'm new here and starting nursing school in about 2 weeks. How can I manage not to "find" all the weight I lost several months ago? I'll have a drive of 45 minutes (one-way to school) and be sitting in a classroom for 6-8 hours. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
Aug 20, '02Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 677; Likes: 35Originally posted by shabookitty
Save your cereal boxes...you can even eat those too. The taste is equivalent! haha!
Aug 20, '02Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 677; Likes: 35Proposal:
We should share "planning". For example. Someone doesn't know what to do food or exercise-wise, so another person comes up with a plan for them for like a week or so. That way, we are challenged outside of ourselves. It works for most people. Sort of the equivalent of having a walking buddy waiting on a street corner for you to start.
Just a thought.
Aug 20, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 1,732; Likes: 1I have an email buddy and that might be a better idea. Buddy up with someone on the board to be accountable to, other than yourself. then every week you can let everyone know how it is going. You can either give each other your email addresses or pm each other.
Just an idea.
Aug 20, '02Occupation: Director of nursing in an assisted living facility Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 708; Likes: 3Weight control,,,,, been problem all my life,,,,,, esp,,, trying to do it the fast track,,,,, always lost the weight and ended up gaining back that and more,,,,,,,
Two years ago,,,,, at 204lbs,,,,, all time high,,,,, got serious,,,,, Changed my eating habits,,,,, eat well balanced meal,,,,, snack,,,, No red meat,,,,, a personal choice,,,,
in year,,, had gotten to 175,,,, reach a plateau,,,,, didn't stress on it,,,,,, just watched the scale and stayed there,,,,,,,
This January,,,,, wieght started coming off again,,,,, Needed other excersise than the miles I walk everyday at work,,,,, Joined a gym,,,,
Work out with wieghts,,,,,,machines,,,, and swim,,,,,Three days week,,,,,, Mondays,,, Wednesdays,,,, Fridays,,,,,
Tuesdays/ Thursdays,,, some Saturdays,,, I may go and do laps,,,, but don't use wieghts,,,,
Weight this am,,,,,, 152,,,,,, No goal wieght at this time,,,,, If I can tone up skin,,,, to fit body,,,, lol that is goal now,,,,,
Physically feel better than I have in ages,,,,, at 45,,,, happy with myself,,,, my body,,,,,,
This is now life time,,,, pattern,,,, One I intend not to stop,,,, I can really tell if I have missed day of workouts,,,,
If I tone up,,,,, decide what to do with breasts,,,,, ( see my other thread,,),,,,, goal weight would be,,,, 140,,,,, I'm 5'7" but also have large bones,,,,,
Want to look,,,,, healthy,,,, and proportioned!!!!
good luck everyone with thier own goals,,,,,,, Nikita~~~