WaistAways - January 2021 Team Chat
@Kali225 Thank you so much1
Why do nightmares have to hurt so much. It's hard to move when I hurt all over.
Today was rough in a lot of ways. TGIF.5
Met all goals today. Steps 12,6715
I can just see your smile after speaking with your son! I am glad he is so happy and does not forget his sweet mama. Your combo of yoga and dancing sounds really nice for this month, too. Serene and happy
No nightmares! Tell them I'll come through and whack them with my snowshoe. I can swing that thing with some serious velocity. And then send you hugs. TGIF indeed.
You are getting those steps done, not to mention hitting the goals every day! Beautiful job.
I think the online Pilates program that @micki48 and I use is on a serious crusade to up the ante this month! Yesterday and today were some serious sessions - I'm glad I got through them, but they were a challenge. I am also doing a 30 day kettlebell squat challenge that seemed really easy at first, but I can already feel the changes happening 8 days in. It helps with the snowshoeing - as long as I remember to do the squats BEFORE snowshoeing! Today I took a day off from the snow, so there was no problem. That means I have to go get myself onto the exercise bike though - off I go!5
Tomorrow is Saturday. The last day of week one - so all weights for the week have to be in and ready to be tallied by early Sunday morning, no matter what time zone you are in. It has been a great week so far! Let's get all the numbers in and see how it looks --
Due up to and including today:
CurvyCalorie Posts: 266 Member@micki48 steps for January 8
I've had a couple late postwork eating meltdowns after having ate good all day. I think that's over- resolved some stress issues (temporarily). And I'm determined this week to be an energetic angel. A week from today is my 52nd birthday. Same day last year I declared my goal of losing a pound a week for the year. It didn't work out exactly like that but if I'm an angel all week, I might be able to say I did it and I'd REALLY like to. It would be the first time I consciously set a goal and met it (at the same time I swore off hairdye and have met that too and am very happy about it). And Oct 4, after enjoying a whole bottle of rose to myself the prior night at my mini-Oktoberfest, I decided to stop alcohol for awhile - still going and haven't really missed it. I sometimes wonder how I could spare those calories.
Despite my good intentions with the habit tracker - I just have not dedicated myself to the toning and conscious exercise (other than walking) that I want to do - perhaps a week from today, I'll set that goal...and make it happen?
@Terytha I hope you get some good sleep and rest this weekend
@Gidgitgoescrazy I'll bet you feel a lot lighter having dealt with the uncomfortable resignation from work! They should be glad you gave them 4 weeks. We had a major player give 2 weeks - everybody scrambling now.
@evangsimmons170 You're awfully quiet. Hope you're marching along and doing okay! How about a workweek hustle this week?
@curvycalorie you are cruising along ...super focused...good for you!!
Have a good weekend everyone.6
@eggfreak ^^correction, NOT productive to encourage olive oil cakes. And yet.
So, I gave some of the cake away and ate the rest. I think it was worth it, dee-licious, and will someday make it again. I was able to calculate the calories with the mfp recipe calculator - 535 for a big slice. So to enjoy a half slice with a cup of coffee is not unreasonable (I'd halved the sugar and was plenty sweet enough). It is just the problem, for me, of stopping at the half slice.
Morning person? I'm a morning person but could use some rewiring too in order to become a morning EXERCISE person - especially in winter. A pre-work walk would be a good idea but it just doesn't happen. You are managing to get in a LOT of steps though, whatever time, keep it up!
Calling all Fitbitters - anyone interested in a major workweek hustle challenge? @micki48 I think you're connected to more folks than I am...interested in throwing down the gauntlet?4
Hey friends, I am feeling defeated this morning. My weigh in was high on Wed, but I knew why. I was determined for that to be my highest weigh in of 2021. I logged everything. Every hour I got up and walked up and down my stairs or used my cordless jump rope. Of course that afternoon, I spent snacking on chips and string cheese, but I was pleasantly surprised when I logged it that my macros balanced. I did better Thurs. and Fri. Kept moving every hour. Logged. My eating isn't perfect, but I am within my calories and macros. The scale is up 1.6 pounds today. When the scale is up, you make changes and it goes up more, it is defeating....BUT I will keep working at it. I will workout, meal prep, and actively move every hour. Hopefully, by Wed., I will be down.7
Oh wait. The scale wasn't up this morning. It was the exact same as Wed. I forgot how high it was on Wed!!!!! I wish it was going down, but at least it isn't going up!5
Happy Saturday, I hope!
Our birthdays are 2 days apart! Well done on killing the hair dye (I did it at 50), and we'll help hold you to your 1 pound goal. Go for the high volume eating as much as possible (foods that take up lots of room but don't have too many calories), and see how it goes. Stress makes it so difficult - take those deep breaths before taking the big bites. And YES on the workweek hustle! I have been slacking on actual steps - I make it to my 10,000 by doing more exercise bike, but it is not the same. Let's do it
@micki48 @evangsimmons170 @ells_runs @CanadianGiraffe @evelynladams527 and other quiet ones -
Hoping you're doing OK missing you all...
Such a relief that you didn't put on that 1.6 pounds since Wednesday! But it can fluctuate that much anyhow. If your weight keeps going up, the first thing is to double (triple) check that your calorie count is accurate, and if so, it might be time to lower it a bit. As you get lighter, you need fewer Being one of the 5-foot barely 1-inch people, I know how miserable that can be, but you'll get used to it! More veggies (I should write a song)
I just ate breakfast a couple of hours ago, and I'm hungry. Grrrrr. Probably time for water, right?4
Not super happy, but its going the right way, and that's what is important...
I am down for a challenge I need that push...
Got the dogs walk out of the way, now I will do some gentle yoga since I can't sweat today, lol. I got Christmas put away yesterday so all I have to do today is vacuum and dust
Have a great Saturday!5
Gidgitgoescrazy wrote: »Pw 164.4
Not super happy, but its going the right way, and that's what is important...
Not super happy with a 1.4 pound loss?? Welcome to the "getting close to goal" slow down! It is a good thing! It means you have less to lose.
@eggfreak olive oil cake with breakfast sounds so, so good right now haha. I actually totally agree with you - I do wake up and enjoy mornings, but should aim to be a Morning Exercise Person. The bed is just too comfy. [It's noon now and I have been up and at em but find myself once again planted on my (now made) bed.]
I would be very down for a workweek hustle! I run them with my family members who have fitbits, but we tend to lose consistency after a few weeks' spurt at a time. My email for fitbit is [email protected] if anyone wants to add me!
@Gidgitgoescrazy and @healthygirlintransit losses!! fabulous!
@KellyBgetsfit glad you caught that you didn't actually gain anything. It goes without saying, but keep pushing - we are all pushing with you!!
This is my first weekend after changing my weigh-in day. I am excited because I don't feel cravings or like I will binge, as I so often do on a Saturday. I gave myself a TON of household things to do today to keep myself busy. I am moving apartments in early March (very excited because this place has too many quirks that irk me) and I want to start weeding through closets and getting rid of things right now. I also have to sell an extra dining set. I'm going to try putting it on Facebook Marketplace? We'll see. It's not worth anything so I feel like $50 is fair haha.
Added 1 more mile ran in January yesterday! 3/21 down. And I did a 20 min booty workout with bands after a late work night. Happy with that. And I decided in the end of 2020 that I wanted to try to pick up the violin again so I ordered one and it arrived yesterday! (Any hobby that isn't "snacking in front of Netflix" will be an improvement over the last 7 years of my life.)
Happy Saturday, team!4
Hallo Team! I blipped big time this week 😥 Lunch time on Tuesday I've learned that my dad passed away. He had a stroke. He was 71 and really overweight 😥 If that's not a wake up call for me I don't know what is 😥
My dad and I fell out years ago. I've had bad upbringing. My mum died when I was 2 years old and it was me and my dad only for few years. He remarried when I was 7. My step mum was ok until my two sisters were born. After that she didn't need me anymore and she was right cow 😥 I was right stroppy teenager myself 😥 my dad couldn't cope and send me to live in UK with my aunt. I hated it, I'm Polish born and couldn't speak English. I was only 16 at the time. Wanted to go out and meet friends but couldn't communicate 😥
Anyway .... Years passed by, I've learned to speak the language, I met my hubby, got three beautiful children.
Last time I saw my dad was 16 years ago. He came to see me when I was about to give birth to my first son. It coincided with my dad's birthday. I said I take you to the pub for a drink and instead I gave birth to my son. So they both shared birthday. But my dad never sent my son a card, no phonecall, no message. Even if we tried 😥
I'm heartbroken, and I feel guilty that even if he didn't want to, I didn't try harder to built bridges.
He had his family and I wasn't part of it for the last at least 25 years, since I left Poland 😥
But I'm still so hurt and only now I realise how much I love him and how much I will miss him 😥 My birthday is on Monday 😥
All I did this week was eating a lot of food and I had a few alcoholic drinks.
Today was funeral and I couldn't even go 😥 if I managed to find a flight to Poland (most aeroplanes are cancelled) I would have to quarantine in Poland for two weeks so still couldn't attend the funeral 😥
I'm absolutely heartbroken. But after today I will get myself together and start again.
Very sorry for my gain and late weigh in ❤️
If you can, go and hug your loved ones 🥰 You never know when you will see them for the last time.
R.I.P DAD ❤️❤️❤️
Current weight 216lbs ❤️13
So sorry for your loss. I will give my loved ones an extra hug today. Please take care of yourself and remember how amazing you are!2
Saturday weigh in (It is Saturday, right?)
This is truly a testiment to how good the beginning of my week was because once all hell broke loose on Wednesday, all bets were off. It's all a blur. I wasn't awful but I sure didn't log. I was extremely stressed and all my brain cells were being consumed by the attempted coup of our government here in the US. I am making my list and working to check things off today. Hopefully, I am fully back on track again. Hopeful things happen and things calm down. Now, I better go read all the posts that I have missed. Hugs!7
@ells_runs hugs to you!1
I would be very down for a workweek hustle!I run them with my family members who have fitbits, but we tend to lose consistency after a few weeks' spurt at a time. My email for fitbit [email protected] anyone wants to add me!
@Kali225 I sent you a friend request on fitbit and then I will invite you to workweek Hustle. Anyone else?
@ells_runs I am so sorry to hear of your loss. That is so hard. It is not your fault. You were a child when all of this happened to you. You need to look forward and not back. Hold on to whatever fond memories you have and let them comfort you. But know, there is nothing wrong with the choices you made. They were choices that you needed to make for you. While I can't compare my life to yours, my dad was stupid toward the end of his life after my mom had passed. He thought new wife's family was THE family. It tore us apart. I was sad. Felt heartbroken, but I did what I needed to do for my little family and to protect myself. I loved my dad, but couldn't change how he behaved. Luckily, we were able to have a little healing, but I mourned my dad after he turned his back on me. I'm not sure that will help. But mostly, I want you to know not to beat yourself up for what you did to protect yourself. Hang on to whatever good memories you have. Now, focus your healing you and loving your family. Hugs to you. And give yourself some time to get back on track. We are here for you.5
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