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*chirp chirp chirp* [02 Aug 2006|01:43pm]

ex_sometimes752
[ mood | curious ]

Wow, this community's been deader than I thought. The last post was on the 2nd anniversary of the community! I wonder how far we've all come since that_redhead started this community.

I, for one, lost 20 pounds, and gained almost 30. I just started Weight Watchers (again) last week, and had to enter a weight that was 7 pounds heavier than the original (June 2004) weight. A lot has happened in two years, but in other ways, it seems that not enough has happened. (My username has also changed since then.)

Any thoughts?

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Ugh. [12 Apr 2006|09:14pm]

that_redhead
[ mood | bitchy ]

I'm sorry I've neglected this community lately. I've been busy living life, aka, moving, getting a new job, and just spending time with my sweetie. With that said, I want you all to know that I'm fully committed to running this community again.

Today I started Weight Watchers again. Food-wise, I'm doing okay. I have two points leftover for the day, which isn't bad for my first day. However, I'm in a really crappy mood and I'm taking it out on everyone. Please tell me I'm not the only one who goes through this sort of moodiness when I start eating better. I don't know what to do about it either. When I get moody, I get depressed, and I fall off the diet wagon. Ugh, stupid sugar withdrawls and PMS.

With that said, I'm glad to be trying this again. My long term goal is to get to around 140 pounds. Short term, I'm taking it 10% of my body weight at a time. I will do it this time!

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Sunday Weigh In [15 Jan 2006|06:55am]

schmitterlizzie
[ mood | determined ]

Starting Weight: 250
Weight Last Week: 206.6
Weight This Week: 205.2
Weight Lost This Week: 1.4 pounds
Total Weight Lost: 44.8 pounds

Current Short Term Goal: 199 by February 5

Considering I only ended up at the gym 3 out of 7 days this week, and that eating was a bit bumpy towards the beginning of the week, I'm pleased. I was really hoping to see 203, but I definitely didn't push hard enough for that. I am, however, shooting to see 203 by next Sunday. Then I'd have 2 weeks left to lose the last 4 pounds before I reach my short term goal. Eyes on the prize...

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Sunday Weigh In [08 Jan 2006|07:14am]

schmitterlizzie
[ mood | cheerful ]

Starting Weight: 250
Weight Last Week: 211
Weight This Week: 206.6
Weight Lost This Week: 4.4 pounds
Total Weight Lost: 43.4 pounds

Current Short Term Goal: 199 by February 5


Well, I think I can say that my holiday bloat weight is gone. Now I'm down to hardcore weight I actually did put on. That means that this week is when it starts to get tough again. This past week it was relatively easy for me to float through. Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment, but I'm actually looking forward to working hard at this again. If I can just get below 200 pounds, I think I'll get my official second wind.

I had a really good week at the gym, and four days of really solid eating. I have a new intermediate level weight circuit to start on Monday thanks to my trainer, and plan on using it. Hey, who wouldn't use a machine called the "Butt Blaster" (seriously, it's written on the machine) when given the chance to? Greg came to the gym with me all last week, which was quite a treat. We may spend more time at the gym when we both go together due to switching off on machines and such, but it's totally worth it, and it still feels like less time has passed when we leave.

After my training session Friday, I had Korey (the trainer) test my percent body fat. Holy. Crap. I'm at 37.7% body fat, give or take a percent or two. If that percentage is that high now, I can't imagine how off the charts I was a couple of years ago. Apparently Greg was in the healthy range at about 17% or so, so I'll probably shoot to be around there. Over a third of me is fat.... EEK!!!

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Sunday Weigh In [01 Jan 2006|07:13am]

schmitterlizzie
[ mood | gross ]

New year, new weigh in day. I stepped on the scale this morning, and though some of what I saw is champagne weight, some is unfortunately weight that I've gained back. ::sigh:: 203.6 before the new year, and now my current stats are:

Starting Weight: 250
Current Weight: 211
Total Weight Lost: 39

Darn it all! I'm not even in the forty pound loss category anymore. I noticed that my pants were feeling a bit snug yesterday too, which was a cross of insult to injury and a solid dose of motivation. Anyhoooo, this past week I worked on getting my but back to the gym, which I did four out of seven days. Not bad considering that I hadn't been in about a month. Starting today, I'm going to be paying more attention to my food intake too. I'm concerned about it being difficult to start up again, since now my body is 1)used to eating crap and 2) used to eating 1800-2500 calories of crap. I'd like to get myself back to eating in the region of 1200-1500 calories a day depending on whether I exercise or not, and I'm definitely going to be using sparkpeople.com or Nutridiary to monitor for as long as I can make myself.

I definitely had a solid fall off of the bandwagon this holiday. Heck, I was just hanging on.... even back in the Fall. I feel like I'm back now. I have 61 pounds to lose in 2006, and the rest of my journey starts today.

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Monday Weigh In [12 Dec 2005|08:06am]

schmitterlizzie
[ mood | busy ]

Starting Weight:250
Weight Last Week:204.8
Weight This Week:203.6
Weight Lost/Gained This Week: -1.2
Total Weight Lost:46.4 pounds

This is definitely less of a loss than last week's post Turkey Day drop of four pounds, but I'm still happy. I went to not one, but two Christmas parties this weekend, and because of all of the studying I'm doing for finals I didn't really exercise. More specifically, I exercised last Monday, and that was it for the week. My final exam is on Tuesday, and until then I don't want to be waking up earlier than I have to until after that exam.

The one thing that I'm concerned about is that I barely had anything to drink yesterday, so part of me seeing even this one pound loss might very well be due to dehydration. Starting Wednesday morning, I'll be back to working my butt off though. Only 4.6 more pounds, and I'll see 199. I still think that if I'm good, I can get there by Christmas.

I might be switching my gym membership from the R&D Center gym over to Best Fitness. It's a farther drive, but I'd have the opportunity to have a work out buddy. My friend Meghan from church is a nurse, and very physically fit, but doesn't have anyone to sweat it up with her. We both originally thought that our husbands would be joining us at our respective gyms, but that never happened. She has kids, and I know unexpected things happen when a family is involved, but even if I don't have someone to work out with every day, having someone to meet up with once a week or something would even be nice. The other thing is that I'd love it if other friends or family members could come to my gym with me. Because of security at the R&D Center, only the immediate families of the employees can purchase memberships, and there aren't any guest passes. Anyhoooo, I plan on poking around the Best Fitness site ( http://www.bestfitness.us/ ) today, just to see what they have to offer.

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Monday Weigh In [05 Dec 2005|06:44am]

schmitterlizzie
[ mood | accomplished ]

Starting Weight:250
Weight Last Week:208.8
Weight This Week:204.8
Weight Lost/Gained This Week: -4.0
Total Weight Lost:45.2 pounds

When it rains it pours! My goal for this week was to lose the three or so pounds I put on over Thanksgiving, and I did that, and lost an additional pound to put icing on the cake, so to speak. This week I have to be careful not to eat that icing; I'd rather not yo-yo again, especially when I'm so close to my 50% lost mark.

So, I'll set another goal for myself this week: I will work hard, and will try to be about 202 next Monday morning. I have loads of things to get done today, but I will put in a hard hour of cardio before I get busy with other things.

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Monday Weigh In [28 Nov 2005|09:08am]

schmitterlizzie
[ mood | determined ]

Starting Weight:250
Weight Last Week:205.4
Weight This Week:208.8
Weight Lost/Gained This Week: +3.4
Total Weight Lost:41.2 pounds

I thought I had held out well over the Thanksgiving holiday, but I guess I wasn't as good as I convinced myself I was. Until today, I hadn't worked out since the Monday before Thanksgiving, and my lack of activity combined with all of the "treats" did me in. For all I know, most of the gain is water weight, but I can't take any chances if I want to be less than 200 by Christmas. Tomorrow I'm joining up with the spinning class at the gym. This morning I did an hour of cardio on the treadmill and thirty minutes of upper body weights. My goal is to lose the Thanksgiving weight this week.

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Monday Weigh In [14 Nov 2005|05:38am]

schmitterlizzie
[ mood | accomplished ]

Starting Weight: 250
Weight Last Week: 206.6
Weight This Week: 205.4
Weight Lost This Week: 1.2 pounds
Total Weight Lost: 44.6 pounds

I'm going to stay true to my word and head to the gym this morning, but I wanted to formally weigh in before I did. I lost 1.2 pounds last week, putting me at 205.4. On Saturday I'm leaving for a Thanksgiving vacation, and I most likely won't have access to a scale until the Monday after the holiday, but you had better believe I'm not going to give up. I want to at least keep going for walks, and I'm not going to over-indulge. One small piece of pie... goooooooood. Two large pieces with whipped cream... baaaaaaaaad. Simple, yes, but difficult to do when the people around you are stuffing themselves. I really don't want to experience the post-Turkey Day guilt that I have in the past.

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Monday Weigh In [07 Nov 2005|07:57am]

schmitterlizzie
[ mood | accomplished ]

Long Term Goal



Current Short Term Goal



I lost .4 pounds this week. I'm kinda disappointed about the low number, but it's something, and after heading back up these past couple of weeks, I may have nipped a very bad thing in the bud. I decided to re-start my short term goal this week, and I'd really like to see 199 by the second week in December. I mean it. Today will be a good day.

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[04 Nov 2005|12:08am]

rockstarchic
sorry i have been non-existant around here..i have been soooo busy with work( i know no excuse) and havent even had time to diet let alone eat..i am eating heathy but unfortunately gaining weight, i do not know why but am gonna figure it out...i jsut wanted to write about this awesome site i joined its free and so far it is cool..it is www.fitday.com...i love it, if you arent a member join.
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Monday Weigh In [31 Oct 2005|06:39am]

schmitterlizzie
[ mood | blah ]

I believe that I unintentionally dehydrated myself before my weigh in last week, because after a day of exercise, drinking my water, and eating well I was back up in the 209 range again. That's why I'm actually happy to report that I'm down to 207 this week. I'm not going to be making another weight loss ticker until next week, because until today, I've been gosh-darned confused about what I actually weigh. Body chemistry can be a real mystery some times.

This past Friday, one of my Mom's friends died of a heart-attack after getting to work. It was one of those sad situations where he probably could have added years to his life by exercising and changing his diet. He was a really good man. I guess you could say that this unfortunate event has provided me with some of the motivation I need to kick things up a notch. I'd like to be around to spend time with my loved ones and give all that I can in life. Forty pounds is a start... but to lose sixty more would make that more possible.

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Monday Weigh In [24 Oct 2005|06:33am]

schmitterlizzie
[ mood | determined ]

My Long Term Goal


My Current Short Term Goal


I'm up to 204.8 from 203.6 a couple of weeks ago, which stinks. The good news is that last week, I saw 209 point something-or-other, so I think that I've managed to purge most of the bad stuff from my system. I really want to see 199 in the next couple of weeks, and as far as I'm concerned, 204.8 is a new starting point for me. The past couple of weeks have been far from spectacular. I've binged, I haven't been exercising, and I've been generally pessimistic about the future of my weight loss. I've come so far, and I can only go forward from here if that's what I choose... and I'm choosing to go forward. After I finish my coffee, I'm going to the gym. My goal weight for next Monday: 202.

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Missing In Action [19 Oct 2005|08:26am]

schmitterlizzie
[ mood | strong ]

I didn't post my Monday weigh-in because I was ashamed. After all that talk of making things work, about my weight loss sticking from now on, I bounced back up.... I nearly saw 210 again. My goals-oriented post last week was probably a clue, since I only updated it Monday and Tuesday. Anyway, I'm back at the gym again, and working to get my eating back on track. Just wanted to let ya'll know that I'm still here; I haven't, and won't be giving up any time soon.

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Monday Weigh In [10 Oct 2005|08:43am]

schmitterlizzie
[ mood | accomplished ]

My Long Term Goal




My Current Short Term Goal



3.4 pounds down this week. I really want to give myself a pat on the back, but I can't, not until I can lose weight and keep losing it. Since my usual pattern is to lose three, gain two... lose another three, gain another two, I need to keep my blinders on and keep charging forward.

I'm not planning on exercising or doing crunches today. It'll be my one freebie day off a week. I just want to relax today. There'll be no eating out of bounds because I'm home for the day though. It's a 1400 calories or less day.

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Monday Weigh In [03 Oct 2005|06:45am]

schmitterlizzie
[ mood | frustrated ]

So frustrating....

My Long Term Goal




My Current Short Term Goal



Lose three, gain back two seems to be my pattern of late. At least it's a net loss, but I'm feeling very discouraged. If I had gotten my act together a few weeks ago I could have been under 200 pounds by now, but nooooooo.... the cheesecake and the Snyder's flavored pretzels were too much for my weenie little will power. Unfortunately, the scale won't lie to me and tell me I did well.

So today I'm starting my personal challenge from scratch, with a few changes. I need to be able to see progress in the right direction for at least two weeks in a row before I'll be happy with myself. This lose one week, gain most of it back the next stuff has got to stop. So without further adieu, my challenge to myself:

1) Do some kind of cardio activity for at least thirty minutes a day.
2) Drink at least 96 ounces of water.
3) Take my vitamins every day... no skipping out on the weekends.
4) Keep track of calories... On a day with activity, eat no more than 1700. On a day without exercise, no more than 1400.
5) Focus on ab exercises to improve core strength.

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[02 Oct 2005|01:03pm]

rockstarchic
so i know i posted my weigh in at 195 Lbs but i have been weighing myself on a scale with a dial well i have always wanted a scale with the digital screen so last night i found a nice one on sale at bed bath and beyond for $20 so i bought it and weighed myself on it this morning and it says 200 Lbs, i assume that this one is right and that my weight all along has been wrong, i know my weight loss has been right but that means i initially weighed more when i started so with this happening it has opened my eyes and i am really gonna stick with this diet, no more cheating not like i really do but i dont eat breakfast like i should and dont excerise as much as i need to, also i did have sushi yesterday which normally i could eat like 3 sushi rolls and i only had 1 so that was ok...but from now on im not looking at this as a diet im gonna look at it as a way of life, i always said i wanted to lose 5 extra lbs than my goal that way i can have a week of eating whatever i want but that is not an option anymore...and i know not to weight myself on carpet because its not really a flat surface but i wanted to see what would happen and on carpet i weight 140 lbs so if anyone wants a boost just move your scale to a carpeted area..haha...thanks for the support everyone i truly do appreciate it and honestly even though i should be writting in here about more stuff but just writting in here and having all your support has really helped me..THANKS
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[27 Sep 2005|09:59pm]

rockstarchic
i know i am really ungreatful or atleast it may sound like i am...today was my weigh in and the scale(well my scale which i think is broken) says 195...that is awesome.i want to lose 5 more lbs in 7days i know that is impossible and i dont want to go to drastic measures to do it so i doubt ill lose it but that is my want to be 190 by next tuesday...but the only thing i really have a problem is and i think i talked about it before but even though im losing weight i feel like im getting pudgier(spelling) if anyone as anything they can share to help me overcome that feeling it would be great..i do walk 5 nights a week and i do 100 crunches a night 6 nights a week is there anything else i can maybe do..thanks..and i havent written down what i have been eating which is bad but i have been keeping up with it a bit..but i promise i will start doing that soon...nip tuck is on..ill update more later!!!
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Monday Weigh In [26 Sep 2005|06:19am]

schmitterlizzie
[ mood | accomplished ]

My Long Term Goal




My Current Short Term Goal




I lost 3.4 pounds this week!! Woooooooooo hoooooooooo!!!!


To see a loss that big is encouraging. I'm so close to being under 200 pounds, and I'll almost certainly be there by my birthday in December.

I did well with my personal challenge this week. I drank 96+ ounces of water every day, did at least thirty minutes of cardio five out of seven days, and did one-hundred crunches five out of seven days. My goal for this week is to add 10 full sit-ups to my daily crunch time and to make sure my cardio and ab workout happens at least six out of seven days this week.

The only disappointing is that I won't be seeing 199 by the time I have my yearly physical on October 1st. I guess I should set a new target date for my short term goal. Monday October 10 sounds like a good day to see 199 pounds. :o)
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Small Victory [25 Sep 2005|09:49am]

schmitterlizzie
[ mood | ecstatic ]

I went clothes shopping yesterday and ended up with two new sweaters and two new pairs of pants. The pants are both size 18, and the sweaters are both XL's, but I felt like I should get clothing that would fit me now and not make myself feel crappy about not being able to wear them in public until I lose more weight.

At the beginning of the Summer, I was an 18 only in a few specialized cuts, but now it seems like I'm an 18 across the board, with some 18's fitting better than others. The true test will be walking into my favorite store, Eddie Bauer, in a couple of months and seeing what size I am there. In the past, they've run pretty small.

But the victory I'm so excited about is that I tried on size 16 pants at all locations, and was able to zip and/or button all of them. I looked like a stuffed sausage in the dressing room mirror, but I was able to get into them without doing the "I really need these pants to fit" dance like a crazy woman. I can also wear a size L top, but I don't like to wear tops with a tailored fit to them. So, I guess technically, I'm into size 16 pants, and size L tops, but my preference dictates that I stick with a size up and feel more confident.

I'm actually looking forward to weigh-in tomorrow... it's been a good week.

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