Shrinking Assets - September 2020 Team Chat

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  • TheMrWobbly
    TheMrWobbly Posts: 2,382 Member
    Yay! Weekly winners! Had to be with so many great losses being posted. Well done all!!!

    Sorry to hear about the running @Beka3695

    Got to be honest @kilobykilo I'm in a groove and don't want to change anything. I have the same boredem issue so I am going running shoe on-line shopping. I might post some shoe-porn shortly!
  • jugar
    jugar Posts: 8,230 Member
    The Week 2 Challenge is up! This week is an exercise focus, so tie your shoes and let's go!

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10809445/week-2-challenge-fitness-spelling-bee/p1?new=1
  • iamworthy14
    iamworthy14 Posts: 413 Member
    Iamworthy14
    Monday’s
    Pw 161.0
    Cw 159.6

    NO MORE16.....not lookin back!
  • Luciicul
    Luciicul Posts: 415 Member
    Luciicul
    Monday, week 2
    PW: 141.5 lbs
    CW: 144.6 lbs
    LTD: 119 lbs
    Maintenance Zone

    This week I successfully got back on the exercise habit, exercised every day. I still need to work on my sleep. Have been staying up late for no good reason, and then am tired in the morning and hit snooze until the last possible moment.

    Had a lovely weekend - a day trip kayaking in nature. It's something I really enjoy, but don't get to do often due to expense and challenge of getting to the location etc. A NSV is that my body recovers so well from it now. About a year ago there would be a lot of generalised muscle soreness after spending a couple hours paddling, but this time round I was fine.
  • EDTake2
    EDTake2 Posts: 108 Member
    Username: EdTake2
    Weigh In Day: Mondays
    PW (Previous Weight): 214.6
    CW (Current Weight):215.2
    LTD (Loss to Date):
  • kilobykilo
    kilobykilo Posts: 800 Member
    Hi everyone, hope all are okay?

    Super usy second week back at work after the holidays.... wasnt up to full speed last week but this one is mad. Working from home tomorrow so will hopefully catch up on some admin.

    On plan with food and exercise including a super early pre work workout this morning that I didnt enjoy but well happy I got it done.

    Not sleeping well this week but hope tonight will be the night!

    @Luciicul your weekend sounds lovely. And what a fab NSV!

    @iamworthy14 whoooop! No looking back indeed :):)

    @boehle I'm still trying to get skinny for the first time 🤣 hope your vacation from one job means you're chilling a little this week

    @wwood008 I love your plan of action, well done!

    @TheMrWobbly yeah to the groove, long may it continue!
  • kilobykilo
    kilobykilo Posts: 800 Member
    Hey @beka3695 well done on the accountability, your weekend sounds perfectly balanced to be honest, well done for getting it all logged and to committing to getting back on track :)

    I really hope your back heals soon

    Hugs xxx
  • Curvybaja55
    Curvybaja55 Posts: 114 Member
    Happy Wednesday
    Weigh in
    Curvybaja55
    PW. 170
    CW. 170.3
    LTD. 32
    Hope everyone have a great day.😀😀😀😀💃💃💓
  • Beka3695
    Beka3695 Posts: 4,134 Member
    Wednesday weigh in:
    PW: 151.8
    CW: 150.8
    LTD: 15.2

    I haven't been in 150's in over 6 years; my son's wedding is in 2 1/2 weeks and I'm almost at my goal weight!! I can't believe this!!! This is a huge accomplishment for me considering I had knee surgery 2 years ago and have had a slow recovery from it + menopause and going to be 53 in November!!

    @LaurieWrobo you are doing an amazing job lately!!! You are going to be STUNNING at the wedding. I can’t wait to see pics!
  • LaurieWrobo
    LaurieWrobo Posts: 878 Member
    edited September 2020
    hipari wrote: »
    I'm struggling. I haven't logged any food in a few weeks. I've lost all energy to plan smart meals or eat vegetables. My stomach feels like a bottomless pit that's just always hungry. My weight is back to square one and I'm too upset to even open Happy Scale to see the trendweight damage. Everything is sore from not getting enough movement and activity. I haven't been to the gym in weeks. I'm stressed out at work. My mental state is so frazzled I feel like I'm doing a bad job and not getting my job actually done. Even my apartment is a total mess. It's been raining pretty much non-stop for a week and it's sunny right now but I have to work, and it should start raining again by the time I get off work. It's only September and sun is starting to set before 8pm, we still have 3,5 more months of getting darker and colder and wetter before it starts to get better.

    The only upside is that I know the weight is bloat for the most part, since my body fat seems to be down and my fingers specifically feel bloated (I've been fat-heavier than this and my rings never were so tight). At the end of August I got a body composition test done at work and it showed my visceral fat was at a healthy level. Since that's the most dangerous kind of fat, I'm really happy about the result. Even the test showed I'm extra bloated.

    Next couple of weeks my goal is to just get back on track. Log food, get enough activity to feel good in my body, find a way to reduce this bloat somehow, find some inner balance. A colleague even recommended some meditation videos that he said were hugely helpful for him. He said he thought it's some hippie bull**** at first but tried it and it really helped, so I'm intrigued since we're usually on the same level of sensibilities about this kind of stuff.

    The overwhelming majority of my colleagues are 40-something men. Most of them also do some sports. Most of them gained some lockdown weight, and since they're all so similar, they have no problem talking about their bodies and dieting at work. I'm uncomfortable in partaking in that conversation, but I listen. My boss has lost 20lbs since the beginning of July, and according to him the only thing he's done is split portion sizes in half and then wait 15 minutes before taking more food if he's still hungry. I was sitting there and just thinking "how????? does he not get hungry and destroy the world????". If weight loss was that easy for everyone, we'd all be in our goal weights.

    Sorry for the rant, I really need to get this off my chest and try to find myself back into the right path.

    Hi. I totally get what you're saying- I was that way when the stupid COVID started. I ate my way through March & April, but then decided enough was enough and reset.

    Maybe you could start getting your water in- that definitely helps to unbloat. Small steps? Just try 1 thing for a week so you don't overwhelm yourself. Try to start tracking and getting that water in.
    Hugs♥️♥️♥️
  • TheMrWobbly
    TheMrWobbly Posts: 2,382 Member
    @hipari you have done this, you know how it works, what it takes, comparison is the killer of happiness, be you, you are awesome :)
  • Beka3695
    Beka3695 Posts: 4,134 Member
    @hipari I feel your pain. Sometimes the world is just overwhelming and figuring out your next step feels impossible.

    A couple years ago I wrote a letter to a friend who was in a funk and couldn’t figure things out.... I gave the best advice I could. I waited 24 hours and read the letter again - because I wrote it to me! You are always harder on yourself than you would ever be someone else. Maybe ask yourself what you would advise a friend in the same situation.

    If you need me, I am here!!!! XOXO!!!

  • kilobykilo
    kilobykilo Posts: 800 Member
    edited September 2020
    hipari wrote: »
    I'm struggling. I haven't logged any food in a few weeks. I've lost all energy to plan smart meals or eat vegetables. My stomach feels like a bottomless pit that's just always hungry. My weight is back to square one and I'm too upset to even open Happy Scale to see the trendweight damage. Everything is sore from not getting enough movement and activity. I haven't been to the gym in weeks. I'm stressed out at work. My mental state is so frazzled I feel like I'm doing a bad job and not getting my job actually done. Even my apartment is a total mess. It's been raining pretty much non-stop for a week and it's sunny right now but I have to work, and it should start raining again by the time I get off work. It's only September and sun is starting to set before 8pm, we still have 3,5 more months of getting darker and colder and wetter before it starts to get better.

    The only upside is that I know the weight is bloat for the most part, since my body fat seems to be down and my fingers specifically feel bloated (I've been fat-heavier than this and my rings never were so tight). At the end of August I got a body composition test done at work and it showed my visceral fat was at a healthy level. Since that's the most dangerous kind of fat, I'm really happy about the result. Even the test showed I'm extra bloated.

    Next couple of weeks my goal is to just get back on track. Log food, get enough activity to feel good in my body, find a way to reduce this bloat somehow, find some inner balance. A colleague even recommended some meditation videos that he said were hugely helpful for him. He said he thought it's some hippie bull**** at first but tried it and it really helped, so I'm intrigued since we're usually on the same level of sensibilities about this kind of stuff.

    The overwhelming majority of my colleagues are 40-something men. Most of them also do some sports. Most of them gained some lockdown weight, and since they're all so similar, they have no problem talking about their bodies and dieting at work. I'm uncomfortable in partaking in that conversation, but I listen. My boss has lost 20lbs since the beginning of July, and according to him the only thing he's done is split portion sizes in half and then wait 15 minutes before taking more food if he's still hungry. I was sitting there and just thinking "how????? does he not get hungry and destroy the world????". If weight loss was that easy for everyone, we'd all be in our goal weights.

    Sorry for the rant, I really need to get this off my chest and try to find myself back into the right path.

    You never need to apologise to rant, this is your safe space.

    I hear so much of what you're saying.... I've been out of it for months telling myself daily I'd be back to logging, I'd be back to running, I'd stop snack etc but without really meaning it so defo without following through.

    I spent two weeks of august living off takeouts and wine and it was seeing a number bigger than I had in a couple of years alongside feeling fat again that shocked me into wanting action. I took baby steps for a couple of weeks before I was ready to be fully back.

    I hope your post is the start of your journey back so you can feel happier in your own skin again.

    Maybe start by popping in here each day just to say hi if you cant face logging everything yet.

    Do you have any indoor exercise you could do? I've joined an online home workout programme and it's working out great so far as there's loads of support and I can fit it in anytime and in any weather..... I'll never join a gym and I'm no good at team sports so this was a great find for me, but your thing might be different.

    Maybe also focus on self care before food and exercise too much. Take care of you, a bit if pampering, an early night, some real you time.... it's easier said than done but love yourself first xxx
  • kilobykilo
    kilobykilo Posts: 800 Member
    Beka3695 wrote: »
    Accountability check in

    I stepped on the scales today and +3 lbs up from Saturday. I know some is bloat, sodium, blah blah... some is the result of bad choices. Time to H2O up!!!

    I am currently meal planning for the remainder of the week. I am having to take an extra had in helping the kiddos this week - so I’m in charge of their food, too! Guess what, MORE VEGGIES!!

    You've totally got this! More veggies all round sounds perfect 😄
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