Weight Management Support/Enouragement thread

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Re: Weight Management Support/Enouragement thread

Postby Jason Maier » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:37 pm

Since my grandfather died last June, I've gained 25 pounds because I have not been responsible and I just deal with stress by overeating.

I have decided to NOT go out to eat anywhere (NO EXCEPTIONS!) until I'm in the right frame of mind scalewise.

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Re: Weight Management Support/Enouragement thread

Postby bert425 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:44 pm

^ my condolences.

my trigger was a quad injury that took me out of regular exercise for 6 weeks. . and by then I had fallen into very bad habits (fast food, sodas) because they were easy, and had a ton of trouble getting back on plan.

didn't help that Thanksgiving, Chanukkah/Christmas, Anniversary, Valentines Day, and Birthdays came back to back to back in months Nov-April (still have my Bday on the 25th, but gonna cheat to have cake that day).

but now have enough time to take off before my Atlanta trip, so working towards my goal.

haven't weighed in since 4/1, when I was 218 -- but will weigh in tomorrow, as going out dancing tonight (so will work off a lot of water weight, plus whatever I drink/eat tonight).

but hopefully at LEAST 3-5 lbs in the past 2 weeks.

will know tomorrow.
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Re: Weight Management Support/Enouragement thread

Postby blk_mamba » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:03 am

I also want to extend my condolences. Losing a loved one is tough. I've been thinking about my "trigger" and I think it is, or was, law school. I would be so focused on class and studying I'd just eat, study and sleep.

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Re: Weight Management Support/Enouragement thread

Postby bert425 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:00 pm

not bad.. . weighed in at 211.6. . so down ~ 6 lbs.

I'll take it!
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Re: Weight Management Support/Enouragement thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:28 pm

So I started eating KETO just this past Sunday...

Miraculously lost 8 lbs already. 248 down to 239.8. I have no idea how, considering how much bacon and avocados I've eaten this week, but I did. And I haven't really cut my enormous portions of things, just stayed completely away from carbs and sugar. Exercised a little by running up and down stairs at work, but not too much. Have 2 amusement parks this weekend so I'm packing a cooler and getting a lot of walking in. I not only lost the weight but I feel thinner too. Less of a staple on El Toro, coming up.

I can get used to this. Just gotta keep it up and stay away from all the junk. I've switched to unsweetened iced tea and I think I'm finally starting to get used to it after notoriously drinking southern sweet tea the past few years.

Good luck to everyone, you can do this! I never thought I'd get out of my funk, but I'm REALLY trying this time.

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Re: Weight Management Support/Enouragement thread

Postby bert425 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:41 am

bert425 wrote:not bad.. . weighed in at 211.6. . so down ~ 6 lbs.

I'll take it!.


stayed on track, even with a large Passover meal on Friday night at the Seder (yes, including deserts).

but I kept up with my daily walking, and weighed in today at 208.

so down 10lbs total in 3 weeks.
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Re: Weight Management Support/Enouragement thread

Postby Jason Maier » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:45 am

Well I'm going to eat more fruits and veggies (I get the frozen veggies and cook them, can't stand raw veggies) and stuff like more bran cereal.

If I half to, I'll go on Nutrisystem for Men.

As for going out to eat, it's very likely I won't even do Mother's Day brunch, I'm not psychologically up to eating out yet.

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Re: Weight Management Support/Enouragement thread

Postby bert425 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:42 am

despite it being my Birthday week, for the most part I behaved.

we did go to Brazillian Steakhouse, where I way overate (but mostly meats/protein), and I only had one (giant, but one) piece of Birthday cake - a Red Velvet 1 layer. Then yesterday spent day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. . but at least had a salad with my meal plan (still almost 1000 calories, but other than that and an Icee, I only had Pineapple all day yesterday. . so still kept the calorie count low)

but I stuck with no soda, no fast food, and kept up my walking every day (minimum 40 minutes/maximum 1:10).

and today weighed in at 206.2

so yeah, not as much as I've been losing - have been averaging ~3 lbs per week, and this is just under 2 lbs. but OK, still going in the correct direction, and means that in April, i have dropped ~12 lbs.

so I guess that's good.

about to go pig out on Sushi, but that's not too bad . . and besides, eating it for lunch, so have whole day to digest.
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Re: Weight Management Support/Enouragement thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:46 am

One month ago I was 10.2 lbs heavier! Proud of myself for actually making progress :)

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Re: Weight Management Support/Enouragement thread

Postby bert425 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:54 am

^ congrats!
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