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  • malika1976malika1976 Posts: 180Member, Premium Member Posts: 180Member, Premium Member
    @deepwoodslady I get a headache if I try nose breathing too long! Be careful ;)
  • eatingfoodleseatingfoodles Posts: 172Member Member Posts: 172Member Member
    @MadisonMolly2017 It could be you’re building muscle, which is a great thing. I once had about 3 weeks of no loss & some ups and downs. Later on I realized I’d been exercising much more. Scale is one measure - not even a great one. Are you taking your measurements? They help A LOT at times like this.
    @MadisonMolly2017 I've tried but my measuring skills are lacking :D I haven't found that to be reliable. I did have a big drop overnight though so I dunno. We'll see I suppose!

    I definitely let school stress manifest itself into caring too much about daily weigh ins. Hopefully I can keep heading in the general downwards direction and not totally flip again!
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,445Member Member Posts: 2,445Member Member
  • GrandmaJackieGrandmaJackie Posts: 25,845Member Member Posts: 25,845Member Member
    <3 Weigh Ins <3

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    My name is Jackie
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 145.2
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 139

    November 20, 2018 ~ 145.2
    11/30 - 145.4 (I’m okay with this since Thanksgiving I couldn’t resist the pumpkin pie)
    12/4 - 143.3 (Thanksgiving weight is gone, stay focus, :))
    December
    12/07 - 144.4 (I was a couple pounds lower but unfortunately LNS got to me a couple nights ago 👿😢)
    12/14
    12/21
    12/28
    January 2019
    1/04
    1/11
    1/18
    1/25
    February
    2/01
    2/08
    2/15
    2/22
    March
    3/01
    3/08
    3/15
    3/22
    Week #1 Sleep
    11/20 - I got 6 hrs and 45 mins sleep last night, woot hoot, that’s about normal for me. I’ll call that a win for me, sometimes I’ll only get around barely over 5, :(
    11/21 - I got 7 hrs and 58 mins, I got to bed early and was able to sleep past 6 am, 👍🏼👍🏼
    11/22 - I got 8 hrs and 3 mins, woot hoot! Happy Turkey Day, :)<3:)
    11/23 - 8 hrs and 35 mins, I’m back in my own bed, :)
    11/24 - 8 hrs and 41 mins, hopefully this will help me stay focus to lose my Thanksgiving weight. 😈😢😂
    11/25 - 9 hrs and 15 mins, we’ll see if I can keep this up. My husband had a 4 day weekend, he’s back at work tomorrow.
    11/26 - 5 hrs and 31 mins, last night was a tough night staying 😴
    11/27 - 6 hrs and 25 mins
    11/28 - 7 hrs and 12 mins
    11/29 - 6 hrs and 15 mins

    12/3 - 7 hrs and 45 mins
    Challenge #2 - Water
    11/30 - ✅
    12/1 - ✅
    12/2 - ✅
    12/3 - ✅
    12/4 - ✅
    12/5 - ✅
    12/6 - no
    Challenge #3 - Breathing
    12/7 - x
    12/8 - x
    12/9 - x

    I usually do Tai Cha in the mornings but the last 3 days, I just couldn’t get into it unfortunately. 👿😢😭
    edited December 2018
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,966Member Member Posts: 1,966Member Member
    I do not seem to be getting dizzy on the nose breathing. It is more like I am so used to the large amount of air that I get while mouth breathing that the nose is not quite enough. Every little while I kind of "shutter" like my nose is taking gulps of air to get enough. I think it's because I am a bit of a shallow breather but even then, I would still get more through my mouth than my nose. Breathing through my nose primarily is something I would love to get used to. I've always known that nose breathing is so much healthier. BTW Tish, I am reading the articles as I get the time. Fascinating stuff!
    edited December 2018
  • reflectionofmereflectionofme Posts: 261Member Member Posts: 261Member Member
    Starting weight ~ 270.8
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 201.5
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 161.5

    12/26/18 ~ 201.5
    11/26/18 ~ 199.2
    12/03/18 ~ 196.6
    12/10/18 ~ 193.9

    Challenge weight lost so far -7.6
  • malika1976malika1976 Posts: 180Member, Premium Member Posts: 180Member, Premium Member
    Hi, my name is Rosa-Jane. I'm in New Zealand.

    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 82.1 kg (181.0 lbs)
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 73.1 kg (161.2 lbs)

    November 20, 2018 ~ 82.1 kg (181.0 lbs)
    Nov 26 80.2 kg (176.8 lbs)
    December 4 77.0 kg (169.8 lbs)
    Dec 11 74.7 kg (164.7 lbs)
    Dec 18
    Dec 25
    January 1, 2019
    Jan 8
    Jan 15
    Jan 22
    Jan 29
    February 5
    Feb 12
    Feb 19
    Feb 26
    March 5
    Mar 12
    Mar 19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~

    Finally at a normal BMI. I'm currently meant to be trying to maintain, and then lose weight a bit more slowly.

    (I've changed the date format because it was confusing me as the order is different in NZ.)
  • deepwoodsladydeepwoodslady Posts: 1,966Member Member Posts: 1,966Member Member
    My name is Donna

    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 178.6
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 153.6

    November 20, 2018 ~ 178.6
    11/27 – 180.4 And a Happy Thanksgiving it was. But not such a healthy one. I celebrated all week and held or attended more than one dinner. Now, it’s back to the business of a newer and better version of me!

    December 4 178.6 Exactly back to where I started which is a good thing. Now, to get this ball rolling!
    12/11 180.4 Disappointed in my weight. Weighed very early due to long trip to University Hospital I am going to today. I will be gone 2 days. More restaurants and long car drives. I’m going to do my very best.
    12/18
    12/25
    January 1, 2019
    1/8
    1/15
    1/22
    1/29
    February 5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26
    March 5
    3/12
    3/19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~
  • eatingfoodleseatingfoodles Posts: 172Member Member Posts: 172Member Member
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 178
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 155

    11/27~ 178 (Somehow I dropped 6lbs in two weeks. No idea how that happened!)
    December 4~176.6 (So annoyed. Definitely should be lower. I’ve been so good about my calories :s)
    12/11~ 172.8 (HECK YEAH BOIS)
    12/18~
    12/25~
    January 1, 2019~
    1/8~
    1/15~
    1/22~
    1/29~
    February 5~
    2/12~
    2/19~
    2/26~
    March 5~
    3/12~
    3/19~
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~
  • gldean2gldean2 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 214.2
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 199

    November
    11/29 - 214.2

    12/4 - 212
    12/11- 211.6
    12/18
    12/25

    Challenge weight lost so far -2.6

    Challenge: A challenge is something that puts you to the test — like running your first marathon.
    edited December 2018
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,445Member Member Posts: 2,445Member Member
    WOOT! Awesome weekly losses @malika1976, @eatingfoodles, @gldean2

    @deepwoodslady, Donna, please stop stressing about your fluctuations. Its going to be alright. Think about your restaurant food choices, is it worth it? Are you willing to accept the consequences of fluid gain for a couple of days without complaint?
    Foods with sauces = extra fat, extra sugar, extra sodium, cornstarch. Salads, ask for the dressing on the side and just dip the tines of your fork in it for each bite of salad. Salad but no green vegetable choice? Ask if you can sub extra salad, most restaurants oblige. Ask the waiter to NOT put bread on the table. Instead, drink water, ask for hot tea while wait for your meal. *Eat your palmful of walnuts or almonds just before going to eat. When my DH and I were young, we used to eat out quite a bit. I don't care for sauces on food and I don't eat any kind of combination food when I'm out. I like to know what I'm eating so I keep it simple. I usually order baked fish with a salad and green vegetable, if I'm able to. I do enjoy the food, but my real enjoyment always came from the fact that I didn't have to cook and serve it!
    edited December 2018
  • NuggetBrainNuggetBrain Posts: 208Member Member Posts: 208Member Member
    Challenge Starting Weight: 286
    Challenge Goal Weight: 256

    11/27: 286
    December 4: 282.6 - I'm feeling pretty good about my progress so far.
    12/11: 278.6
    12/18~
    12/25~
    January 1, 2019~
    1/8~
    1/15~
    1/22~
    1/29~
    February 5~
    2/12~
    2/19~
    2/26~
    March 5~
    3/12~
    3/19~
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,445Member Member Posts: 2,445Member Member
    My name is Tish
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 177.2
    Challenge Goal Weight ~167 - 1/2 pound per week

    November 20, 2018 ~ 177.2 - 42 lbs left to reach my ultimate goal. It was 40 lbs on Nov. 9th when 175 appeared, then was rudely replaced by 177. Lol. This number loves me.

    11/27 ~ 178.8 - Been doing everything I should not the last 5 days; eating late in the day (8pm) eating bread, no electrolytes. One last croissant beckoning me today😊 and hopefully
    it's over.

    11/30 - 178.2 - Lol. Looks like I lost weight. Not. I prefer Wednesday's weight, 174.8😅 but obviously not that much since I ate pretzels last night. Keto carb havoc!

    December 4 - 😒 178.8 - That's rough , but better than yesterday. I think I should post daily weights for December.

    12/11 - 176.6 - Forgot it was weigh in day. By no means was this a linear loss. I was December 4 weight again yesterday!


    12/18
    12/25
    12/31
    January 1, 2019
    1/8
    1/15
    1/22
    1/29
    February 5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26
    March 5
    3/12
    3/19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~

  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,445Member Member Posts: 2,445Member Member
    Tish
    Challenge #1 ~ Sleep

    10h! - Tuesday (8:30pm) Don't know why I was so sleepy, but obviously needed the rest.
    7h - Wednesday (1am)
    9h - Thursday (10:30pm)

    6h30m ~ Friday 11/23 (11:40pm)
    6h30m ~ Saturday 11/24 (12:30am)
    7h20m ~ Sunday 11/25 (11:40pm)
    7h30m ~ Monday 11/26 (11:45pm)
    4h19m ~ Tuesday 11/27 (11:55pm) Woke up at 7:14am - active mind, restless night
    8h30m ~ Wednesday 11/28 (10:30pm) Magnesium oil!
    7h30m ~ Thursday 11/29 (11:30pm)
    Challenge #2 ~ Water

    11/30 - 96.9ozs, +39ozs other fluids
    12/1 - 68 ozs, +18ozs other fluids
    12/2 - 112ozs, +36ozs other fluids
    12/3 - 112 ozs, +36ozs other fluids
    12/4 - 128.9 ozs, +41ozs other fluids.
    12/5 - 144 ozs, +62ozs other fluids
    12/6 - 112oz, +60ozs other fluids


    ●Totals:
    ▪773.8 ounces of water
    ▪292 ounces other fluids
    ■1,065.8 ounces of fluids
    Averaged 152 ounces of fluid a day! I DO drink a lot of water, but I think my normal average per day is probably around 80- 90 ounces. Cold weather and slight cold and sore throat was the driving force behind that number.


    I keep my daily water totals here

    Challenge #3 ~ Breathe /deep breathing

    12/7 - Probably not even 1 minute, but I did it.
    12/8 - 3 minutes, holding breathe for a count of 10. Every time I retrain for deep breathing, I notice that I yawn a LOT. I'll add on to tomorrow's post if I do another session tonight.
    12/9 - 4 min
    12/10 - 2 min
    12/11
    12/12
    12/13


    edited December 2018
  • DebCountsAllDebCountsAll Posts: 471Member Member Posts: 471Member Member
    🍂 Autumn ❄️Winter 2018 to 🌷Spring 2019 Challenge

    My name is Debbie
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 237.2
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 220.2

    November 20, 2018 ~ 237.2
    11/26 ~237.4
    December 4~235.8
    12/11~240.2 I was in Mexico for most of this last week. I am still retaining water like crazy. I can’t put my rings on!
    12/18
    12/25
    January 1, 2019
    1/8
    1/15
    1/22
    1/29
    February 5
    2/12
    2/19
    2/26
    March 5
    3/12
    3/19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~
    Sleep challenge: Average 7 hours per night.
    Water Challenge: I purchased two of these bottles last January on one of my trips to Alaska, it is a liter bottle. I just count it as four cups:
    11/30/18: Total of 18 cups of liquid (water, coffee)
    12/1/18: Total of 8 cups of liquid (water, coffee)
    12/2/18: Total of 8 cups of liquid (water, coffee) Seeing a weekend problem here.
    12/3/18: Total of 13 cups of liquid (water, coffee)
    12/4/18: 18 cups of liquid
    12/5 – 12/9 All bets were off, in Mexico. I drank as much bottled water as I could but did not count.
  • DebCountsAllDebCountsAll Posts: 471Member Member Posts: 471Member Member
    *****CHALLENGES*****

    **Each challenge will be for 7 days**
    **Each challenge will help us establish and reinforce good healthy habits**
    **Take your measurements on day 1 of the first challenge. No need to post them. They are for body measurement comparisons throughout and at the end of the challenge. January 20, 2019 and March 17, 2019 - We should notice some significant changes.


    CHALLENGE #3 / Breathe

    ~ Is your breathing shallow? Every day practice deep breathing. Inhale and exhale through your nose. To breathe correctly is essential to deliver oxygen to your bloodstream. Your diaphragm should rise with each breath not your chest.


    Nose Breathing or Mouth Breathing, Which Is Correct?
    How to Breathe Properly
    8 Things That Happen When You Breathe Wrong
    Is It Bad To Hold My Breathe While Exercising

    **PLEASE! Do not practice deep breathing while operating a vehicle. You will become dizzy and lightheaded.

    **Please DO step out in the fresh air and practice your deep breathing.


    I know I'm late to this party, but I love this challenge! Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome is a serious problem that most overweight people do not know affects them!
  • MadisonMolly2017MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 4,559Member Member Posts: 4,559Member Member
    November
    11/20 ~ 155.4 🦃🍁🍂 Avg wt: 156.69
    11/26 155.6 Avg wt: 155.37

    December
    12/4 155 avg wt: 155.63
    12/11 155.4 Avg wt: 155.77
    12/18
    12/25 🎄

    January
    1/1 🎉
    1/8
    1/15 👨🏾‍🎓
    1/22
    1/29

    February
    2/5
    2/12

    2/19
    2/26

    March
    3/5
    3/12
    🍀
    3/19
    March 20, 2019 (last update)~🌸
  • GrandmaJackieGrandmaJackie Posts: 25,845Member Member Posts: 25,845Member Member
    <3 Weigh Ins <3

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    My name is Jackie
    Challenge Starting Weight ~ 145.2
    Challenge Goal Weight ~ 139

    November 20, 2018 ~ 145.2
    11/30 - 145.4 (I’m okay with this since Thanksgiving I couldn’t resist the pumpkin pie)
    12/4 - 143.3 (Thanksgiving weight is gone, stay focus, :))
    December
    12/07 - 144.4 (I was a couple pounds lower but unfortunately LNS got to me a couple nights ago 👿😢)
    12/14
    12/21
    12/28
    January 2019
    1/04
    1/11
    1/18
    1/25
    February
    2/01
    2/08
    2/15
    2/22
    March
    3/01
    3/08
    3/15
    3/22
    Week #1 Sleep
    11/20 - I got 6 hrs and 45 mins sleep last night, woot hoot, that’s about normal for me. I’ll call that a win for me, sometimes I’ll only get around barely over 5, :(
    11/21 - I got 7 hrs and 58 mins, I got to bed early and was able to sleep past 6 am, 👍🏼👍🏼
    11/22 - I got 8 hrs and 3 mins, woot hoot! Happy Turkey Day, :)<3:)
    11/23 - 8 hrs and 35 mins, I’m back in my own bed, :)
    11/24 - 8 hrs and 41 mins, hopefully this will help me stay focus to lose my Thanksgiving weight. 😈😢😂
    11/25 - 9 hrs and 15 mins, we’ll see if I can keep this up. My husband had a 4 day weekend, he’s back at work tomorrow.
    11/26 - 5 hrs and 31 mins, last night was a tough night staying 😴
    11/27 - 6 hrs and 25 mins
    11/28 - 7 hrs and 12 mins
    11/29 - 6 hrs and 15 mins

    12/3 - 7 hrs and 45 mins
    Challenge #2 - Water
    11/30 - ✅
    12/1 - ✅
    12/2 - ✅
    12/3 - ✅
    12/4 - ✅
    12/5 - ✅
    12/6 - no
    Challenge #3 - Breathing
    12/7 - x
    12/8 - x
    12/9 - x
    12/10 18 mins
    12/11 18 mins

    I loveeeeee my Tai Chi in the mornings, I just wished my gym offer some Tai Chi classes, :)

    edited December 2018
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,445Member Member Posts: 2,445Member Member
    It's the last day for Challenge #3 ~ Breathe. Keep breathing though. 😨 Lol. Be mindful of deep diaphragmatic breathing, that fills your lungs, as opposed to shallow chest breathing.

    Shallow Breathing
    Diaphragmatic Breathing


    edited December 2018
  • tiabirdie56tiabirdie56 Posts: 2,445Member Member Posts: 2,445Member Member
    🚴🏃🎾🎿🏊🚣🚶🚴🏃🎾🎿🏊🚣🚶🚴🏃🎾🎿🏊🚣🚶

    Lets put that water drinking and breathing exercise to more good use and then get a good nights sleep.😁
    CHALLENGE #4 / 30 Minutes of Intentional Cardio Exercise
    December 14 through December 20

    ~ New or just back to exercising? *30 minutes ~ Not enough time? 30 minutes *3 X 10 mins ~ *2 X 15 mins ~ *30 X 1min 😆 Just kidding, but if you have to, go for it. Just get it in. Already exercising every day? 30 minutes of a new exercise. Shock those muscles! Choose your own active rest day. For example: Yoga, stretching / flexibility, easy walk. Post daily on the thread to share what you did for exercise

    Fitness Blender Warm Up Workout

    Seated Cardio Workout

    Low Impact Cardio ~ Easy on the Joints

    Fitness Blender~ Cool Down and Stretch

    Adrian Bryant~ Bed Sheet Workout

    Beginner Core Workout

    Billy Blanks Tae Bo Low Impact Chair Workout

    •Quick walking routine
    Leslie Sansone's 20
    Minute Walk at Home


    •Office exercise
    When you have to be concealed to get a workout 😁Ten Minute Office Cardio Workout

    •3 Minute Cardio!😲
    Cardio Boxing Workout

    •8 Minute Cardio Workout
    Low Impact 8 Minute Cardio ~ Easy on the Joints


    🚴🏃🎾🎿🏊🚣🚶🚴🏃🎾🎿🏊🚣🚶🚴🏃🎾🎿🏊🚣🚶
    edited December 2018
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