WeightNoMore Team Chat - AUGUST 2022
Ugh, last night I weighed 239, I ate or drank nothing but water til this morning, had the least calories I’ve had this whole diet yesterday, then the scale tells me I gained weight this morning. What the heck? How is that even possible? Ugh. I’ll trust the process, though. Maybe only nutrient dense food today. Still frustrating.2
Weigh In Day: Sunday
PW (Previous Weight): 231
CW (Current Weight): 231.2
Glad it wasn't more! Kind of had more sweets than previous week, but not much food so I guess it balanced out my calories or something. Would've preferred a good loss, but glad it wasn't a big gain at least!4
Weigh In Day: Sunday
SW (Starting Weight): 242
PW (Previous Weight): 196
CW (Current Weight): 199.4
The last week and the week before last I fell off the bandwagon, which is why I joined this group. I had been doing so well since April and had lost over 20 lbs.
During the last week of July, my mood slipped, I felt agitated and I was unable to get to the gym, so I snacked more and ate larger meals/more pasta. Then I was away last week with cafeteria style food and once I started eating it, I fell back into my old eating habits. I gained 3 lbs while I was away last week.
Today I got back to the gym and despite feeling apprehensive, it felt really good, but I still struggled to stay on track with my calorie goal. I didn't do too badly, eating only 72 cal over my goal for the day.
I'm hoping this week if I focus on protein and my routines now that I am back to work that I will get back to the gym, back on track with food and then get back to losing weight again.
I also think I've lost the motivation for losing weight, so I think I need to spend time finding a new motivator for staying on track.5
@sanugent9874 Motivation is a funny, fickle thing isn't it! Some days my motivation is soaring high, and I'm frustrated to sit at my desk instead of doing a workout...other days I have all the time I need but struggle to get my butt up even for a short walk. I saw this thing the other day that talked about how motivation is a fallacy - we can't depend on it and instead we need to build habits and discipline and I gotta tell you, I agree!
I sometimes get caught up in having too many goals, or confused goals that aren't actually what I want to focus on, so this month I decided to take myself back to basics because I know it will work if I can just not try to do everything at once lol. I'm trying to build streaks for the number of days in a row I can hit these targets:
1. Walk 5,000 steps (I know, it's not much, but it's a reasonable target for where I'm at right now and I want to work on this as a starting point and gradually increase it)
2. Drink 2L of water (not that hard for me most days, but sometimes I struggle)
3. Track all my calories (I tend to do this for a few days and then forget, or it gets too hard, so it's important to me to make this a habit every day - at this stage I'm not even focusing on how many calories I'm eating, just the process of actually keeping track)
4. Limit my social media time to 60 minutes (it's so easy to go down a rabbit warren of videos or comments and I waste too much time that I could be spending with loved ones or doing something productive!)
5. Weigh in (I find it helpful to see the daily ups and downs on the scale as it helps me see how my body responds to certain foods etc. - like if I have Chinese food I KNOW to expect a jump on the scale the next morning)
I'm fully expecting to have breaks in my streaks for these (in fact, I did over the weekend) but I'm hoping to get longer and longer streaks and be able to use that as a motivator/have these habits ingrained so I don't even think about them as challenging anymore!4
Weight in day Monday4
Is pw (previous weight) the weight from the start of the challenge or is it the weight from week to week of the challenge? TYIA🌻1
You have to get up every morning and tell yourself, "I can do this."
From the Motivation app1
melissacoleman430 wrote: »Is pw (previous weight) the weight from the start of the challenge or is it the weight from week to week of the challenge? TYIA🌻
Your PW is your weight from the week before. We typically use SW (Starting Weight) as your weight from the beginning of the challenge, if you ever want to report it. The only thing we ever use it for is calculating your loss to date and milestones.2
TwistedSassette wrote: »@sanugent9874 Motivation is a funny, fickle thing isn't it! Some days my motivation is soaring high, and I'm frustrated to sit at my desk instead of doing a workout...other days I have all the time I need but struggle to get my butt up even for a short walk. I saw this thing the other day that talked about how motivation is a fallacy - we can't depend on it and instead we need to build habits and discipline and I gotta tell you, I agree!
Yes, exactly @TwistedSassette I actually was thinking about routines or as you called it discipline this morning. And after getting off track the last couple of weeks, I'm trying to get back into my routines that create positive changes and outcomes for me.
This morning I realized I've started buying smoothies after workouts and instead I need to go back to throwing a protein bar in my gym bag, so that if I'm hungry after a workout, I already have on hand a high protein, tasty, low sugar, lower calories option readily available.
It reminds me that I read The Power of Habit last year and I have changed a lot of what I do from focusing on motivation and strategic goals, to focusing on building effective habits, routines and/or discipline.
Thank you for the discussion; I appreciated it as it is helping shift my mindset and get back on track with making positive changes!
minstrelofsarcasm wrote: »melissacoleman430 wrote: »Is pw (previous weight) the weight from the start of the challenge or is it the weight from week to week of the challenge? TYIA🌻
Your PW is your weight from the week before. We typically use SW (Starting Weight) as your weight from the beginning of the challenge, if you ever want to report it. The only thing we ever use it for is calculating your loss to date and milestones.
Weigh In Day: Monday (but on Tuesday this time)
PW (Previous Weight): 210
CW (Current Weight): 211
Steps August 1- August 6
August 1- 4537
August 2 - 5183
August 3 - 10718
August 4 - 3061
August 5 - 2454
August 6 - 5315
August 7 - 6198
Total Kms on foot last week - 24.89 km
My steps were horrible last week. I was still on vacation so I was just boating and swimming mostly. I got back Saturday night. I hopped on the treadmill this morning to get my walk in as it's so hot here. Today is my last day of vacation, I figured I needed it being gone for 2 weeks. I did want to sit next to my pool but the guys were here putting my patio in. This is the longest patio project ever. Hopefully it's done soon. I just got back from food shopping and bought a lot of healthy choices. I did peak at the scale this morning and wasn't happy so hopefully that will go back down by weigh in on Thursday.4
Sunday 7/31 3415
Mon 8/1 3666
Thought I could get in a few more steps just now but ....thunder! Guess I can go with my what I've got with a few more inside.2
Weigh In Day: Monday
PW (Previous Weight): 169.4
CW (Current Weight): 169.4
Mon 8/1 5,956
REMINDER: Post Your Steps Before Noon EST Tomorrow!
Ahem. Anywho, time for my weigh-in.minstrelofsarcasm
August Week Two
Previous Weight: 176.6 lbs
Current Weight: 175.4 lbs
Loss to Date: 58.6 lbs
We are (I am) still working on dropping the ridiculous bloat from two weeks ago, but also adding on some muscle recovery bloat from attending a free boot camp on Sunday and doing an intense full body lift last night. I have quite a few food-related events coming up, so I don't know if this is going to be my best weight loss month, especially given my birthday is on the 28th, but I've decided that if I can get a better workout routine in place, I can make September something truly exceptional.
In other news, I have an appointment with my neurologist today to discuss the results of my most recent MRI. From what I could read from the summary posted online, there are no signs that my condition is worsening, which is the best I could ask for, really. But it will be incredibly relieving to hear that news directly from my doctor. I doubt today will reduce my general stress level much, but any improvement is better than nothing.
My body is so efficient at keeping me safe during a famine. About 1500 calories - 500 calories of walking (12000 steps) and i gain half a pound. Normally id give up by now from frustration but im gonna continue believing in the process. Ugh. Anytime i get to 239 lbs, my body starts resisting the weight loss. Im dont need extra weight in case of a famine, i promise u body! Ugh3
8/6 4056 steps3
Weigh-In Day: Monday
CW: 136.2. (I really need to start tracking my food, working out, however, consuming too many calories!)
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