SHRINKING ASSETS Team Chat - MAY 2020

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  • hipari
    hipari Posts: 1,367 Member
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    @guitargirl55 I like the spending money approach! I'm also in a fortunate financial situation, but we are moving to a new apartment at the end of the year and I'm trying to declutter and get rid of things instead of getting more stuff. Of course the move and related purchases will be expensive too so it's good to have money saved up. Still, the decluttering is one reason I'd like to use my spending money on services and experiences instead of physical items, except for a much-needed new wardrobe once I shrink out of my current clothes. Services and experiences are kinda no-go at the moment, so I'm running out of ideas. I don't have a car and public transit should be avoided, so I can't take @biketheworld state park idea either.

    Thinking about this, it would make more sense to save up all reward money for the new wardrobe and new apartment. I really need some mini rewards to keep motivated though, so maybe I'll just buy myself flowers or something. A few years ago when I was successfully losing weight, I bought myself flowers every 0.6kg (approx 1.3lbs) lost, and the flower-buying trip always included a trip to the butter aisle at the grocery store to visualize my weight loss in amount of 0.6kg butter tubs. I might have to institute a plan like that, but for habits leading to the weight loss instead of the actual loss results.
  • mustb60
    mustb60 Posts: 1,090 Member
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    Mustb60
    Friday weigh in
    Pre. Weight 172 lbs
    Today's weight 172 lbs

    Not up to my expectations.
  • Beka3695
    Beka3695 Posts: 4,126 Member
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    Whilst the children are home I have moved away from recording food and working on habits. Started a new marathon training plan in the hope September happens so running 4 days a week and doing C25K on the elliptical the other 3.

    A pic of me one year ago to remind me why I need to stay focused. I don't remember being pregnant!
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    Hi Bob!

    Do you plan to weigh in or do you want to be moved to support for the next few weeks?

  • Beka3695
    Beka3695 Posts: 4,126 Member
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    hipari wrote: »
    A few years ago when I was successfully losing weight, I bought myself flowers every 0.6kg (approx 1.3lbs) lost, and the flower-buying trip always included a trip to the butter aisle at the grocery store to visualize my weight loss in amount of 0.6kg butter tubs. I might have to institute a plan like that, but for habits leading to the weight loss instead of the actual loss results.

    I love the butter comparison. Fat in tubs now and not on your body.

    I was moving a bag of cat litter the other day and as I was struggling I thought "just a few weeks ago this was attached to my body."

    This is a great way to visualize!
  • Beka3695
    Beka3695 Posts: 4,126 Member
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  • TheMrWobbly
    TheMrWobbly Posts: 2,544 Member
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    Beka3695 wrote: »
    Whilst the children are home I have moved away from recording food and working on habits. Started a new marathon training plan in the hope September happens so running 4 days a week and doing C25K on the elliptical the other 3.

    A pic of me one year ago to remind me why I need to stay focused. I don't remember being pregnant!
    c03mjyq7gplu.jpg


    Hi Bob!

    Do you plan to weigh in or do you want to be moved to support for the next few weeks?

    I am back to weighing in @Beka3695 and did weigh in on Saturday - jusr didn't like the number :smiley:
  • cre804
    cre804 Posts: 352 Member
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    Cre804
    PW 196.0
    CW 194.5

    I think I’m a bit dehydrated but I’ll take it! Now comes the mental stuff. Every time I get to this weight, I have a hard time getting past it. In the past I would sabotage myself and I need to figure out why this point seems to scare me! If anyone has any advice or insight I’d appreciate it.
  • guitargirl55
    guitargirl55 Posts: 258 Member
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    guitargirl55
    Friday
    CW 134.6
    PW 134.6

    At least it didn't go up! I have been doing well all week, but was very bad last weekend, and I know that is why my number did not go down. I hate losing all my progress every weekend, so I need to refocus a bit and figure out why this happens. I think it is because my schedule is off, and I figure "It is the weekend, and I need to celebrate with another cookie or white claw or chips."

    Does anyone have any recommendations or tips on how to stay on track over the weekend other than "just do it?"

  • boehle
    boehle Posts: 5,062 Member
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    I am officially back to working on low carb.
    I ate the last piece of fudge last night so all the real temptations are gone.
    I had sausage and eggs for breakfast.
    Salad will be lunch
  • CharlesScott78
    CharlesScott78 Posts: 203 Member
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    CharlesScott78
    Thursday
    PW: 349.4
    CW: 349

    Treading water. :neutral:
  • floecity
    floecity Posts: 76 Member
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    floecity
    Friday
    PW: 233
    CW: 230.2
  • bigblues11
    bigblues11 Posts: 203 Member
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    Bigblues11
    PW 183.0
    CW 181.7 (-1.3 pnd)

    Happy Mother's Day to all of the amazing super hero mommies out here! Have an amazing weekend!
  • bigblues11
    bigblues11 Posts: 203 Member
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    guitargirl55

    Does anyone have any recommendations or tips on how to stay on track over the weekend other than "just do it?"

    It took me a few months to maneuver how to relax a bit more on the weekends without disrupting progress. What works for me is to bank calories throughout the week, so that I don't have to stress about being over. I personally bank 200 calories per day M-F, which allows me to have an extra 1000 calories on the weekend. I eat 1500 per day during the week. This also allows for a much needed diet break weekly for my body. I'm averaging a little over a pound per week loss.
    Hope this helps :)
  • Shandke
    Shandke Posts: 116 Member
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    Sorry I'm late.

    PW. 132.4
    CW. 133.2

    Well... this isn't working! 😒
  • TheMrWobbly
    TheMrWobbly Posts: 2,544 Member
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    SW : 270
    GW : 199 (initially) now 188
    19/05 - 270
    26/05 - 267.0 ... 3.0 ... 03.0
    01/06 - 263.0 ... 4.0 ... 07.0
    08/06 - 259.0 ... 4.0 ... 11.0
    15/06 - 257.4 ... 1.6 ... 12.6
    22/06 - 255.8 ... 1.6 ... 14.2
    29/06 - 254.8 ... 1.0 ... 15.2
    06/07 - 252.8 ... 2.0 ... 17.2
    13/07 - 250.8 ... 2.0 ... 19.2
    17/07 - 249.2 ... 1.6 ... 20.8 weigh in early this week as I am away for a four day weekend
    27/07 - 247.6 ... 1.6 ... 22.4
    03/08 - 246.5 ... 1.1 ... 23.5
    10/08 - 243.3 ... 3.2 ... 26.7
    17/08 - 241.0 ... 2.3 ... 29.0
    24/08 - 238.9 ... 2.1 ... 31.1
    31/08 - 236.4 ... 2.5 ... 33.6
    07/09 - 233.6 ... 2.8 ... 36.4
    14/09 - 230.8 ... 2.8 ... 39.2
    21/09 - 228.5 ... 2.3 ... 41.5
    28/09 - 226.9 ... 1.6 ... 43.1
    05/10 - 227.5 .. +0.6 .. 42.5 First blip in 4 months, acceptable for a holiday
    12/10 - 223.7 ... 3.8 ... 46.3
    19/10 - 220.3 ... 3.4 ... 49.7
    26/10 - 219.2 ... 1.1 ... 50.8
    02/11 - 216.8 ... 2.4 ... 53.2
    09/11 - 215.0 ... 1.8 ... 55.0
    16/11 - 212.9 ... 2.1 ... 57.1
    23/11 - 212.3 ... 0.6 ... 57.7
    30/11 - 212.6 ...+0.3 .. 57.4 Oops!
    07/12 - 209.5 ... 3.1 ... 60.5
    14/12 - 209.3 ... 0.2 ... 60.7
    21/12 - 211.5 .. +2.2 .. 58.5
    28/12 - 219.2 .. +7.7 .. 50.8
    01/01 - 217.8
    04/01 - 215.2 ... 4.0 ... 54.8
    11/01 - 213.2 ... 2.0 ... 56.8
    18/01 - 213.0 ... 0.2 ... 57.0
    25/01 - 210.4 ... 2.6 ... 59.6
    01/02 - 207.9 ... 2.5 ... 62.1
    08/02 - 206.2 ... 1.7 ... 63.8
    15/02 - 204.7 ... 1.5 ... 65.3
    22/02 - 202.7 ... 2.0 ... 67.3
    29/02 - 196.4 ... 6.3 ... 73.6
    07/03 - 196.2 ... 0.2 ... 73.8
    14/03 - 195.2 ... 1.0 ... 74.8
    21/03 - 194.4 ... 0.8 ... 75.6
    28/03 - 193.8 ... 0.6 ... 76.2
    04/04 - 194.2 .. +0.4 .. 75.8
    11/04 - 197.6 .. +3.4 .. 72.4
    09/05 - 202.8 .. +5.2 .. 67.2

    Total weight lost 67.2 lbs, 14.8 lbs to my revised goal.

    'nuff said!
  • machchic
    machchic Posts: 229 Member
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    Finally got my head on straight. 100%
    PW = 172.1 Saturday
    CW = 168.9

    3.2 lb Loss Actually last Sunday I was 173.1 I am happy!!!!
  • Be_theBest_Me
    Be_theBest_Me Posts: 768 Member
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    PW172.4
    CW172.4

    I WAS A BAD GIRL THIS WEEK!!!
    So thankful I did not gain 100% expected a 5lbs gain!! For real!! After mother's day it's time to motivate!! Happy mom day to all ya Mama's out there you are badass *kitten*!!!
  • Loriab901
    Loriab901 Posts: 114 Member
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    Saturday weigh in
    Pw: 170.2
    Cw: 168.2
    Lots of stress at work this week, but trying to focus on relaxing so the weight will come off.
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