jm216 wrote: »
Happy Groundhog Day! 🦫
You are all inspiring me!
New month=new goals
*find the fun
jm216 wrote: »
Happy Belated National Golden Retriever Day!
It was yesterday... Shh...don’t tell Roxie that I missed it!
jm216 wrote: »
I think sometimes we need to change things up a bit to keep things moving in the right direction.
seilidhe wrote: »
Happy Year of the WHITE METAL OX!
"Beginning on February 12, 2021, the Year of the White Metal Ox will cultivate calm and stability in our lives. According to Chinese Astrology, Ox years reward hard work, tenacity, and patience. Working toward ambitious goals like earning a diploma, building a business empire, starting a family, or achieving radiant health [emphasis is mine] are all possibilities over the next year. Contractual agreements -- including marriage -- are also strongly favored during in the Year of the Ox.
As with 2020, this phase of the Chinese calendar is ruled by the color white. Because white contains all the colors of the spectrum, it represents the potential to draw support from all different sources. Asking for help continues to be a great strategy this year, no matter how big or small the request is.
Like last year, 2021 is also governed by the metal element, emphasizing the need for precision and clear thinking. Specialized knowledge will be prized, making it a prosperous time for doctors, scientists, lawyers, and academics. Ignoring professional advice can be disastrous in metal-ruled years, so when in doubt, listen to the experts in 2021." (https://www.tarot.com/horoscopes/chinese-2021)
BeeBsH79 wrote: »
Late to the party, but I've started this year with this very goal in mind.
Would love to join you all on the journey.
I've lost 13lbs so far this year, and 26cm off my measurements.
I used to be a runner and really want to get back to being able to pound the pavements once again; currently demoted to the dreadmill as my knee cannot cope with my weight gain on anything harder.
I wasn't the largest I have been back in December, but I was the heaviest, and my daughter has been copying my appalling eating habits, so I'm doing this for her too.
Current weight 204lbs, and although my goal is a size not a weight, I think 30lbs would do the trick.
Kathie7661 wrote: »
2/14 - 165
I'm back! Cast is finally off, so this is my first check-in for a few weeks. Happy to report I held to same weight and didn't regain, as I wasn't able to exercise for almost 3 weeks. I tried to watch calorie intake and keep the water going.
Ready to resume logging, measuring and meal planning to start on the next 5 pounds.
Like the tortoise 🐢 slow and steady.
Have a great week - Kathie
seilidhe wrote: »
Height: 5'7" (or thereabouts)
SW (1/1/2021) = 186.8
GW = 145-150
1/4 = 186.2
1/11 = 184.8
2/1 = 182.5
2/8 = 181.6
2/15 = 179.2
Today I'm going to subject y'all to a really self-indulgent whinge which I also hope will be a Gibbs-slap to myself. So, read on at your own peril.
Although I'm steadily losing weight, I find myself, even more steadily, losing the battle of the carbs. I get extremely resentful when I see my kids and friends enjoying the things I love to eat - pizza, bread, pasta, rice, pastries, chocolate .... :grumble: I can tolerate it for a while, but then I break. So, I indulge. Then I get stressed over indulging... or stressed over life s***... or whatever, and I indulge some more. Maybe I'll go for a run or a bike ride, and I "reward" myself by eating more. But... I didn't run this weekend, nor did I ride. I didn't eat much in the way of vegetables for the entire week, but there was bread, rice, pasta, cake, brownies, and chocolate. And not just little tastes of those forbidden substances, there were whole sandwiches or plates full and several dark chocolate Dove hearts. I have blood work in about two weeks and I'm a bit concerned my A1C will have jumped back into the diabetic range. Do I get my *kitten* back on track? No, I say "F*** it" and eat/drink something filled with carbs and not much else. So my challenge going forward is to get myself back in the right frame of mind and start believing in myself again. Nobody said this would be easy. Nobody said I wouldn't fall off the wagon. On the other hand, nobody said that I couldn't get right back on that wagon again. Maybe I should invest in the ingredients and equipment (new pots and pans would be a start - mine are horrible) that will enable me to try to make my own "safe" indulgences. Maybe I need to designate one of the very few cupboards in our very small kitchen to me alone so that I can have "my" food in there rather than having to see "the good stuff" every time I open the door. Most of all, I need to quit whining, put on my big girl panties, and just do what I need to do. But, man, I really miss the good stuff.
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