Jammin' January



  • CeeBeeSlim
    CeeBeeSlim Posts: 1,149 Member
    @LovePBandJ 😂😂. After I read your name I contemplated a pb and j sandwich!! Now I’m changing my screen name to ButteredBakedBread!🤣🤣

    Are truvia packets “problematic” or considered artificial?

    I’ve exponentially increased my vegetable intake and feeling soooo much better. I won’t lie - I’m not there yet - but it’s becoming easier and easier to look past the chips, cookies, pastries - nothing
    since Jan 1.

    Also started incorporating Pilates YouTube workouts. That’s been helping me feel better too.

    I finally feel like I’m on a roll 💪💪.
  • HoneyBadger302
    HoneyBadger302 Posts: 1,906 Member
    edited January 15
    Today's outdoor workout was a riding lesson (horse) - and it was definitely a workout! I think I'll try a month (1x/week) at this barn and see how I feel about it, but it was a good introduction. Wanting some variety for my outdoor workouts, hiking is great, and when the days are longer we can do that in the evenings, but walking/running or some variety gets a little hard on the knees/ankles.
    I am ordering new shoes both for hiking and for walks/jogs around the home, mine are well past the "should replace" date.
    Pic of "Kash" who was today's intro-lesson ride (I hadn't plied him with treats yet lol).
  • LovePBandJ
    LovePBandJ Posts: 288 Member
    @HoneyBadger302 what a great way to exercise!

    @CeeBeeSlim mmmm I’ll support the name change to the three B’s!
  • spl8
    spl8 Posts: 88 Member
    Monday is my weigh-in day, and I lost 1.6 lbs. this week. Feeling good about that because I haven't felt terribly hungry on my new food regimen. Celebrated by doing a 5km run/walk. Still doing the yoga challenge.
    SW 160 (12/2023)
    CW 154.4
    GW 139
    My big goal is to feel (and look) fit and energetic by my 60th birthday in August.
  • SherryRueter
    SherryRueter Posts: 2,407 Member
    @LovePBandJ I've made it thru the weekend. I had one incident with a smaller rice Krispy bar (homemade though). And, the protein bar (just one ). Otherwise, no added sugars. Bread will always taste delish. I know this is good for my health. Giving up the blue packets of equal was a challenge but, I haven't died or gotten pregnant so far and I've not had any since …. Friday... so why not keep going. Hell, maybe I'll lose a pound by Friday (Fingers crossed 'cause man I'm SOO trying to).

    @SparkSpringtime69 / @CeeBeeSlim, I have resisted logging "EVERYTHING" too. But you are SO right....it is the ONLY thing that keeps one eating correctly. For me its like a parental check-in to explain WHY I chose what I chose to my MOM...and not wanting to disappoint her. I SOOO hope that this week I find a loss on the scale.

    @k8richly safe travel and I hope, as others said, that things go smoothly with wrapping up you fathers estate. I SO dread doing that when the time comes. Us kids joke about selling everything as a packaged deal so that we dont' have to go thru the house and clean it out.

    Damn, I gotta get to work..... I worked out this morning, leg day. Sat in the sauna, weighed myself. no change. Stuck at 108. I guess that's better than 109 but, SUFFERING SUCCATASH .... I kept my calories 1500 - 1800 over the past few days. I'll keep a closer eye on what i'm logging and weighing ... I can't believe I would need to go down further for a loss. Perhaps My body is just preparing / waiting for a whooosh....
  • HoneyBadger302
    HoneyBadger302 Posts: 1,906 Member
    Well, I can tell it's been about a year since I rode - my legs are telling me ALL the stories LOL - from muscles being rather sore to the tender spots from the leathers rubbing my legs, I'm all kinds of ouchy LOL.
    Still getting my other workouts in though! I think tonight's 'cardio'/outdoor workout will just be a walk with the doggo - we did some jogging yesterday but she was pretty dragging, and my knees/ankles could use a day off too I think.
    New shoes are great though, bit of an investment, but happy I spent the money.
    Weather today is all gloomy, so there's a good chance we'll be getting wet this afternoon LOL
  • CeeBeeSlim
    CeeBeeSlim Posts: 1,149 Member
    @SherryRueter Hope you get a whoosh soon! You may have already said this but have you always been in your goal weight range?

    I’m feeling really good but a little bummed. I’m realizing what I need to better reach my goals - structure, a plan, and quick measurable goals - these all keep me motivated and disciplined. The “bummer” is that I cannot, cannot, cannot lose under 1200 daily calories and I need to get in 8-10k daily steps. Age, hormones don’t know - it’s just wasn’t happening.

    Now since Jan 1 I’m down 4 pounds. I’m sure some of that is post-holiday loss but it’s the only real loss I’ve seen in many many many months - maybe all of 2022. I also traded in a strength training day for a Pilates workout - think my body likes this more - I was ego-tripping with the progressive overload but felt I need to slow it down a bit. If only I knew about this in my 20s and 30s!🙄😡
  • SparkSpringtime69
    SparkSpringtime69 Posts: 506 Member
    @HoneyBadger302, I'm looking into horseback riding places down here now. I took lessons for a while back in NJ and want to start up again. It's so much fun, a great workout and I love horses. I'm in better shape now than I was a couple of years ago, so hopefully I don't get the screaming leg muscles that I got last time after the first few rides!
    @CeeBeeSlim, I like the three B name too, LOL. Congrats on the 4 pound January loss, and the month is only half over!
    @SherryRueter, I hope your WHOOSH comes soon!
  • SparkSpringtime69
    SparkSpringtime69 Posts: 506 Member
    Early 60s, 5'-8" (ish)
    SW (02.10.22) - 150 lbs
    Last Month's SW - 141.8 (11.30.22)
    Prior Weeks - 139.4 (01.01.23)
    138.6 (01.08.23)
    CW - 137.6 (01.15.23)
    Jan GW - 135.4
    Final GW - 125 lbs (or may possibly stop at 130, depending on how I feel and look)
  • SherryRueter
    SherryRueter Posts: 2,407 Member
    @ceebeeslim Yes, about 10 years I've been between 100 and 108. Seems that in 2019 I hit 101 for a few months, but went back to 104 for quite a while after that. Bouncing between 104 and 108 recently. When I did my physique competitions, I was able to get to 98. that was 2014 and 2017. Held 101 for quite a while at that point. I just haven't been able to do anything recently to get to 104 and hold it.

    @ceebeeslim - yay on the 4# loss. So, you've found that 1200 is what you need to lose weight? At least you know. I'll stay at my 1500 for a little while yet and see what happens. Otherwise, I'll start decreasing calories also.

    Okay, so today I was listening to a podcase on youtube. Finding this highly interesting on how Salt & Sugar are (according to this guy) opening up pathways to retain and accumulate fat. And..... come to think of it...I love my SALT as well as a sugar. Yet, i've kinda given up my sugar, next up....salt. (well not all of it, but I don't have to add near as much as I do!).

  • SherryRueter
    SherryRueter Posts: 2,407 Member
    accountability: Kickboxing 60mins
    Scale down .5 # from yesterday.
    I'll take that as yesterday was a weight loss day :smile:

    That burned some calories! Got in 7000 steps from it. Man I'm dog tired now, thankful that my job is to sit at work. I prepped my meals this morning from 5:15am- 6am and I logged most of the food while I was preparing it. IT comes in around 1500 calories, so I feel like I am set for the DAY.

    @SparkSpringtime69 : looks like your weight is trending downward! WOO HOO! great job.

    Next up..... heating up my breakfast.
  • HoneyBadger302
    HoneyBadger302 Posts: 1,906 Member
    edited January 18
    No woosh yet (sadface) - actually been pretty sore this week, so guess I shouldn't be too discouraged by the "stuck" scale. There's a difference in my day 1 pic to today, but my pants aren't feeling much better yet - will probably give it one more week, if things still aren't moving, will have to adjust my diet.

    44, F, 5' 7"
    GW: 128-135(ish - TBD)
    CW: 157.6

    1/4/2023: 157.2
    1/11/23: 155.2
    1/18/23: 155.4
  • SherryRueter
    SherryRueter Posts: 2,407 Member
    @honeybadger302 Hopefully soon (as I eat my plain green beans and grilled chicken breast, silently trying to convince myself that this is 110% the best meal for me....and secretly really wishing I didn't give up sugar).
  • CeeBeeSlim
    CeeBeeSlim Posts: 1,149 Member
    👏👏👏👏 @SherryRueter - a loss is a loss!! Yeah 1200 is my max. Gosh. Not sure if with each year things gets harder and harder. Didn’t seem this hard two years ago.

    @HoneyBadger302 if you’re sore you’re probably retaining water! We’re all hoping for that whoosh!! Wishing I could just spot reduce - if this belly pudge would just disappear! 😡😡
  • SherryRueter
    SherryRueter Posts: 2,407 Member
    @Ceebeeslim Maybe I'm in a similar boat as you, I feel I"m needing to bring my calorie tracking down 100cal. and see what that does.

    Scale didn't move this morning. Taking that as a blessing. Tummy feels off, probably adjusting to No sugar Sherry. Which I may coin as N.S.S. No Sugar Sherry!
  • SparkSpringtime69
    SparkSpringtime69 Posts: 506 Member
    @SherryRueter thanks! I'm hoping the downward trend continues.
    @CeeBeeSlim I'm with you on the belly pudge. My current weight is actually what I weighed in my 20s and 30s, yet the clothes I still have around from that time don't fit me yet - FRUSTRATING! I've been building muscle, but I guess I had a lot more of it in my younger days even though I didn't always intentionally work out for it. So, now I have more weight around my middle (and that's the worst place to carry it). I just have to keep moving along with my current plan as it seems to be working.
  • HoneyBadger302
    HoneyBadger302 Posts: 1,906 Member
    You can add me to the belly pudge and saddle bags crowd. It's where I carry my largest fat stores, it looks absolutely awful (curves? what curves?), and right now some layers seem to be going into the mushy fatty cell stage.
    Did have a slight drop in the scale today, so that's a good sign.
    Today was an in-office day which means I try to get my outdoor workout in over lunch - which also means it needs to be more "active recovery" than a serious sweat session, so just went and walked (quickly) some of the greenway trails across from my office building complex. Still got my HR up a bit so not a bad walk. Did more intense cardio yesterday and will figure out something more intense for tomorrow, too.
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    mandycat_florida Posts: 51 Member
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  • pmastro724
    pmastro724 Posts: 108 Member
    Welcome @pmastro724! I'm with you waiting for the shorts weather, and I'm in SC!

    Hey! I've visited SC for the first time last year...I absolutely LOVED it! Can't wait to go back :smile:
  • Tedrafm
    Tedrafm Posts: 1 Member
    Hey group-

    I’m new here and appreciate this thread

    I lost 60lbs using Noom but developed an eating disorder. I’ve gained back 20lbs and want to lose 10 in a healthy way that doesn’t trigger the disordered eating.

    I’m 48, single mom, full time elementary school teacher and a Pilates teacher. I exercise at least 60 mins a day and walk a lot too.

    The biggest challenge for me in nighttime… I’ve developed a habit of snacking late at night and I’m not sure how to stop the behavior.

    Any ideas?

    Tedra (Tay-dra)