Wow you ladies are doing great. I quickly read over the posts and to me you are working the weight loss/heathy living life!
I switched to the purple plan. Last week I had a good loss I was down 3.7 pounds so I’m trying to get my momentum to stay. It really helps to read all the great things that you all are doing. It is a constant challenge for sure.
wwlurker - Good luck with focusing on eating regularly this week
sunrose - Congratulations on the weight loss, I hope you can keep up your momentum. You're right that it is a constant challenge.
I've been doing well with walking each day and eating too, but the last few days have been tough. I have several stressful things going on and I just want to eat to comfort myself. I've never found anything better than food that comforts me, so I miss being able to use it.
But I hope to keep on track this week so I can keep working towards my goal of losing 5 pounds a month.
sunrose49, good luck on the new plan! Sometimes we need to switch it up!
cj59 - I hear you on the stress. It's been pretty terrible for me, too. I tend to slip into old habits where I go long periods without eating, then eat everything in sight. Or, I get a bunch of junk food to pick at while I work. I'm trying very hard not to do that and to force myself to keep busy because sometimes my anxiety paralyzes me. It also wipes me out so that I have no energy to get anything done.
I'm hanging on. As my summer wardrobe comes out, I'm really seeing a difference in how my clothes are fitting (I'm down about 18 pounds from where I was last summer). I didn't realize that my clothes were so tight before, because I really feel like they fit better now than they did then!
I popped on the scale this morning (like I do almost every morning) and it was down more from yesterday. I don't count anything until WI day, but it's encouraging to see some movement. I feel like every pound is a hard-fought battle at this point, which is interesting because I'm still about 70 pounds over what is considered a healthy weight for me.
Last night, I had trouble sleeping and ended up having a snack very late, which put me over where I would have liked to have been. I'm trying not to get too broken up about it because it actually did help me get to sleep.
wwlurker - I'm glad to hear the scale was down for you. I've always heard that food eaten very late at night didn't count
sunrose - Hope you are doing well.
I'm doing pretty good. I've stayed on track this week, but have had to fight with myself alot not to start overeating. I have been walking each day and I've made it to 30 minutes at a time, so I'm hoping I can keep that up everyday.
I hope I can do well the rest of my week and then I'll weigh-in on Sunday morning and see how the last 2 weeks went. I'm hoping I did alright so I can still meet my monthly goal of losing 5 pounds each month.
Hope you are all doing well on your plans and just in your lives
Last night my phone died, so I'm currently without my usual method of tracking! I should probably switch to paper and do the best I can until my new phone gets in. I'm noticing that my belly has shrunk a bit. I always seem to gain and lose in the belly first, and I find it very noticeable because I can literally see it. I'm very encouraged. Also, I am feeling inspired to get more active. I still don't want to go to the gym until the mask mandates are gone, but I am thinking about going back to yoga. You don't have to wear a mask during class - just until you get to your mat.
wwlurker - Glad to hear you are seeing some changes in your body from your weight loss, that's always motivating, isn't it? Hope you can get your phone to work again. I still paper track, it's just easier for me.
I made a mistake this morning and weighed myself. I just felt like I've done so well this week and that last week probably wasn't that bad, so I wanted to see a loss. I didn't see that but fortunately I'm at the same weight I was a few weeks ago, so it's not a gain. I just don't want to get in the habit of thinking that my only success is from a weight loss. I'll do an end of the week weigh-in on Sunday morning. I'm not sure I can meet my 5 pound loss goal this month, but I guess I'll see in another week or so.
Hope all of you are doing well and that you have a good weekend!
I made it through a whole week staying on track and I think I lost one pound over the last two weeks. I'm happy with that since the first week I did a lot of overeating. I'm hoping I can lose one more pound this month and that will put me almost on track where I want to be.
I'm going to try mixing up my daily calorie counts this week and see how that goes - kind of like the Wendie plan. It will give me 2 higher calorie days and then 2 middle calorie days and 3 lower calorie days.
I'm finding that counting points each day isn't really working out to equate to the calories, but I'm still double counting points and calories, just paying more attention to the calories. I do use the points to figure out how many calories I should eat.
Today is WI day for me, and I did get on the scale, but I didn't record it. I was up slightly. I haven't been tracking, using the lack of a phone as an excuse, but I did download ITB on my tablet, so it's not really a valid excuse. The truth is, there is a lot going on and I'm choosing to focus my attention elsewhere right now. My new phone is supposed to be here tomorrow, so I will see whether I want to start tracking again or wait a few weeks until things calm down. I am still trying to eat regularly and take care of myself. That will have to do for now.
wwlurker - I hope you can make it through the next few weeks and things will get better. I hope the ITB works for you, or you can use your new phone for tracking.
I've been doing pretty well. At least I have been walking 30 minutes each day and I hope I can keep that up. I've been sticking to my plan to mix up my daily calories and I'm interested to see if it helps when I weigh in this weekend.
Hope you are all doing well on your plans and in your life.
I just went back and tracked for yesterday and so far today. I wasn't really planning on it, but I figured that it wasn't too hard to recreate what I did yesterday and since yesterday was the start of my week, it was as good a place as any to start. Yesterday actually wasn't as bad as I thought it was, and I still have a lot of WPs.
I'm not sure that I will record a WI for the week, though, as my weight has been a bit all over the place.