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  • chandramiller68chandramiller68 Member Posts: 189 Member Member Posts: 189 Member
    Thank you @WMDemetree. I feel really good about this. I see where I need to tweak my food and such, but it is an achievement I will work hard to get. I was kind of disappointed the first week because I didn't see a decrease in weight, and I will chalk this up to the fact that I started exercising 6x a week. Hoping as the next few weeks go by, I will see a decrease in weight. :smile:
  • WMDemetreeWMDemetree Member Posts: 3,923 Member Member Posts: 3,923 Member
    Keep on doing what you are doing and the decrease will naturally happen. Do not get discouraged, you are doing the right thing. :smiley:
  • KellySue67KellySue67 Member Posts: 1,006 Member Member Posts: 1,006 Member

    Hi All! So glad it's Friday!! Had a meeting that was literally all morning- 9:30-1:00- and then some! Since kickboxing was cancelled last night I wanted to go for a walk but it was raining steadily when I got home so that did not happen. Then I woke with a chest cold today- blah! Hoping to keep it under control so it doesn't turn into something worse.

    No big plans for the holiday- going to see hubby tomorrow and then church and dinner with my brother-in-law and his wife on Sunday. Yet another holiday without hubby being home. (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Valentine's Day and now Easter) Hoping this will be the last one. He is doing so much better and has been able to walk more and more every day- he made it to 120 feet yesterday!

    Have a good weekend all!
  • danjbadasserydanjbadassery Member, Premium Posts: 87 Member Member, Premium Posts: 87 Member
    @chandramiller68 remember that muscle weighs more than fat so you may not see a change on the scale in the beginning. It might even go up a little depending on what you are doing but that does not mean you are not headed in the right direction!!! :smiley:
  • larrodarrolarrodarro Member Posts: 2,512 Member Member Posts: 2,512 Member
    Good Afternoon Cool Kids.

    Margie had the day off due to Good Friday, and she wanted French toast for breakfast. I was worried about the extra calories, but I cooked it anyway. Later when I did the numbers it turned out less than my everyday breakfast. Although I did limit myself to three pieces.

    I worked in the garden for a couple of hours this morning. Then did a Lowe's run to get supplies for laying the water line for the grapevines. Now I'm waiting for it to cool off before getting back out there.

    And yes, I have very sandy soil. I put soaker hoses on everything or it just dries up. That is why I'm going to the trouble of laying a new water line for the grapevines. I bought enough pipe to run a line over to the flowerbed too.

    Here is a picture of me and Orange from yesterday. Margie took it when I wasn't looking.


    Here are the numbers for the week: 21.1% Body Fat, 24.0 BMI & 172.0 Pounds. That is a gain of 0.8 pounds for the week.

    Hope everyone is having a good day,

  • JackieUnlimitedJackieUnlimited Member Posts: 93 Member Member Posts: 93 Member
    LittleNell thank you. I am honestly not sure if there is a way to change that setting. Mine has been that way from the start. I hustled looked in all of the settings on my phone app and could not find anything. If I figure it out I will definitely let you know!

    Welcome Chandramiller! Keep going the tracking is so much easier on line or on a phone app than carrying around a book. It is great to be able to check out daily nutrition and see where things can be changed. The weight loss shows a week after a really great workout so don't be too surprised when it happens. You are adding muscle with the fat, the muscle is more compact. A pound is a pound is a pound. We would all just rather have a pound of muscle. :)

    KellySue hope you feel better and 120 feet is awesome!!!!

    Larro that sounds like a great breakfast. Orange looks like a fantastic helper in the garden.
  • alishaspringlealishaspringle Member Posts: 47 Member Member Posts: 47 Member
    Happy Friday. No loss - no gain - no problems with that right now.
  • handyandy9xhandyandy9x Member Posts: 93 Member Member Posts: 93 Member
    Hi all....
    Been laying low and slipping a little the last few months.. a few too many treats and not enough exercise has seen a couple of kg creep back on. But have got myself a new Fitbit Surge HR as a stick to encourage me to be a bit more active. Quite interesting to see how my HR drops down to overnight and how how much lower it gets with a longer nights sleep.
    So back to 15kg to lose again but still over 15kg down on my original start weight which is not to bad.
    Good to see so many new people here and the trials and tribulations of the more established members of the group.
    And Larro don't let sandy soils put you off your grapevines, some of the best wines in the world come from West Australia where I live and the soils here are mostly sandy. Plenty of irrigation is the key as I would imagine the climate is pretty similar to what you have in Fla
    Happy Holidays everyone ..keep up the good work everyone..
  • chandramiller68chandramiller68 Member Posts: 189 Member Member Posts: 189 Member
    @danieljshires I know this has to be true, but I would love to see the numbers on scale lower. I felt lighter today so I weighed. I gained 0.8#...ugh! I will try hard to focus on how I feel. Love getting older....not
    edited April 2015
  • NataliegetfitNataliegetfit Member Posts: 395 Member Member Posts: 395 Member
    Happy Easter to everyone, I hope you all have a blessed day and can spend some time with family and friends. We have had some snow today, supposed to be 2-4 inches. Not very springy around here. I'm looking forward to church in the morning with my family. Then getting the rest of lunch ready. Just my mother in law will be here with us. I am hoping my weight will just maintain where I am for a few days, then back at it Monday.
  • allenpriestallenpriest Member Posts: 1,102 Member Member Posts: 1,102 Member
    Thanks to all for the kind thoughts and prayers. I got s diagnosis ' severe food poisoning. I had symptoms fir 9 days. I was out of the office for 12 days. That's difficult for a CPA late in tax season.

    In the middle of that my uncle died. He was like a second father to me. I worked with him for 28 years. Funeral was Friday.

    Through all that- I lost three pounds right on schedule. 93 lbs so far since 1/1/14.
  • AHatFullOfSkyAHatFullOfSky Member Posts: 88 Member Member Posts: 88 Member
    Whoooop the sun is back! HUUUGE happy dance B)

    Today is my first day with FitnessBlenders 4 week low impact workout. Well I cheated myself of one day and skipped the test. So actually it´s the second day. Anyhoo. My ankles and heel are feeling great, so I am happy. Now for some breakfast and then a walk in the sun B)

    Happy Easter everyone!
  • alf1163alf1163 Member Posts: 3,314 Member Member Posts: 3,314 Member
    We are back!!!!!!!! HAPPY EASTER! We are still on the ship waiting to disembark.
  • alf1163alf1163 Member Posts: 3,314 Member Member Posts: 3,314 Member
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  • alishaspringlealishaspringle Member Posts: 47 Member Member Posts: 47 Member
  • katarina005katarina005 Member Posts: 259 Member Member Posts: 259 Member
    I just turned 40 so do I count?
  • larrodarrolarrodarro Member Posts: 2,512 Member Member Posts: 2,512 Member
    Happy Easter Cool Kids.

    Alf, you are so looking like a movie star.

    Alisha, nice pictures. River, swamp and beach in one day. Wow!

    I potted a bunch of sprouts, worked in the garden, laid the waterline to the flowerbed and had a nap. Not sure I could have done more.

    Midas was either coming or going. He lives in the back yard with Mocha, my chocolate lab. The front yard cats ran him off for being a butt. Him and Mocha are great friends though.


    Welcome to the new guys and hello to everyone else,

  • sherrymaharajsherrymaharaj Member Posts: 8 Member Posts: 8
    Hi....I would like to join..not sure how? I'm 43 and have 4 kids all grown and out of the house except one (he's 8 yrs old ). My goal is to lose about 10 lbs and to eat healthy. Right now I don't exercise but I'm looking to start when I find what will work for me. I'm doing the 1200 calorie count and have lost 3 lbs so far (just started last week ).
  • KellySue67KellySue67 Member Posts: 1,006 Member Member Posts: 1,006 Member
    Happy Monday- I think. I had a quiet weekend overall. Just not feeling my best. I have spent the last two nights coughing, so sleep has been difficult. I seem to be better during the day, but it's the nights that I am having the most trouble. Didn't make it to the gym today- just too tired.

    Alf- you look fabulous! Great Pictures!

    Larro- love to see your pets in your pictures. I miss having pets, but with everything that has gone on here over the last several months it just would not have made sense to get one then have to leave it alone too often. Maybe when my hubby is home and has settled in we will talk about getting a new fur baby. We'll see.

    Welcome to the new people. Just jump in and join the conversation!

    Have a good day all!
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