Wednesday Weigh In

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  • laurad1978
    laurad1978 Posts: 190 Member
    I've some great low kcal dinner recipes too, let me know if you want links. Also if anyone had good soup recipes send them my way 😊
  • jo_nz
    jo_nz Posts: 595 Member
    Have the mushroom soup here to hand:
    2 cloves Garlic
    1 leek
    1 onion
    Thyme
    (Saute for 5 mins in 15g Butter and Frylite)
    add 250g Buttom Mushtooms
    2 x tablespoons soy sauce
    (Saute for another 5 mins)
    add 2 medium copped potatoes
    (Saute for another 5 mins)
    add 1.5lt Chicken Stock
    Simmer for 45 Min and then blend

    Yum, thanks...and I think I even have all the ingredients! Will give it a whirl.
  • NetiOne
    NetiOne Posts: 89 Member
    Highest weight 178lb
    Group start weight 167lb
    Goal 146lb

    Last week's weigh-in: 148. 4
    This weeks weigh-in: 149

    I'll be interested to see body composition when I go back to dietitian. Weight sticking at around 147.5 - 149 the past few weeks. Still in calorie deficit and exercising quite a bit so I might be gaining muscle.
    Anyone else just done with covid? Were still in semi lockdown but indoor dining should be coming back end of the month. Our vaccines are going well with 80% due to be complete in the next few weeks.
    I'm really really looking forward to a holiday now 🀞I can get a week's sunshine in soon.

    OMG sooooo close. What a great feeling. :-)
  • laurad1978
    laurad1978 Posts: 190 Member
    Highest weight 178lb
    Group start weight 167lb
    Goal 146lb

    Last week's weigh-in: 147.4
    This weeks weigh-in: 146.2

    Delighted with this as I'm upping calories and not gaining, guess you gotta trust the professionals. When the dietitian tells you to eat more don't argue just agree and enjoy the extra calories 😊
    A few nights out the past few weeks too, but in a nice routine of just getting extra exercise to compensate for it.
    Hope everyone is having a good week.
  • jo_nz
    jo_nz Posts: 595 Member
    Highest weight 165lb
    Group start weight (Feb 6th 2021) 143.3lb
    GW 125lb
    Last weigh-in 140.6
    This week 142.0

    My weight went up quite a bit around last weekend (145). But tracking back down now.
    Maybe some is water due to different exercise now that I have the spin bike. If so, that could take a few weeks to settle (based in past experience of new exercise routines).

    I did have a meal out last weekend too, but the tiramisu for dessert was totally worth it πŸ˜‰

    I have tightened up my logging, and will just keep carrying on.
  • laurad1978
    laurad1978 Posts: 190 Member
    @jo_nz meals out are definitely worth it 😊 think when it's long term changes we're making you really do need to enjoy guilt free treats otherwise it's just not sustainable.
  • lauriekallis
    lauriekallis Posts: 2,762 Member
    I'm ??? wavering/wallowing/notsurewhatI'mdoing? But not going anywhere. Glad you are both here...I'll check in with a weigh in soon. Just couldn't face it again on Wednesday. :(
  • laurad1978
    laurad1978 Posts: 190 Member
    @lauriekallis hope your keeping well and enjoying the summer and getting some sunshine in.
  • laurad1978
    laurad1978 Posts: 190 Member
    I did my first sea swim race today. Wasn't going to do it as there was 20knot winds and a big swell in the sea but they changed the course to make it shorter and a few laps. So with some gentle encouragement I was convinced to give it a go, delighted I did and finished with a good time.
  • laurad1978
    laurad1978 Posts: 190 Member
    Highest weight 178lb
    Group start weight 167lb
    Goal 146lb

    Last week's weigh-in: 146.2
    This weeks weigh-in: 147.2

    Lowest this week was 146.0, I hit goal and maintained it for a whole 24 hours πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Not too worried about it, the overall trend is downwards. I'd like another 5-7lbs so as the 146 becomes my highest and a trigger to rein it in a bit.
    Exercise is going well, I'm swimming quiet a bit at the moment and then cycling and paddel boarding when weather allows. I've enforced a strict rule of only doing exercise I enjoy! Diet wise I was off work last week so enjoyed a lot of meals out and extra treats. My plan going forward it to be strict during the week and then loosen the reins a bit at the weekend and see where I am at the end of the month.

    Part of me is thinking 146 isnt a low enough weight, it right at the top end of my BMI but dietitian and body scan say this is bang on where I should be according to muscle mass.
  • jo_nz
    jo_nz Posts: 595 Member
    I did my first sea swim race today. Wasn't going to do it as there was 20knot winds and a big swell in the sea but they changed the course to make it shorter and a few laps. So with some gentle encouragement I was convinced to give it a go, delighted I did and finished with a good time.

    Wow, well done. ☺️🏊
    Our local swim club does a sea swim event each year, and every year I am amazed at all the people taking part.
    My DD takes part in the youth "relay" - there are about 4 per boat, and they just take turns hopping in and swimming as much as they can, then all hop in at the end for the last bit up to the beach. So cool to see them just getting used to dealing with the waves etc - I wouldn't be up for it!
  • jo_nz
    jo_nz Posts: 595 Member
    Highest weight 165lb
    Group start weight (Feb 6th 2021) 143.3lb
    GW 125lb
    Last weigh-in 142.0
    This week 142.0

    No change this week - well, a few ups and downs, but not much. Doing a lot better with tracking again, so if no progress in a couple of weeks, I will reduce my target slightly.
    But still feeling good about my other healthy habits. Still exercising regularly and loving it, plus also sleeping so much better.
  • laurad1978
    laurad1978 Posts: 190 Member
    @jo_nz have you considered getting a body scan done? Only reason I ask is if your not loosing you may not have much to loose. I can see my weight stabilising now and even weeks that I cut I don't see a loss. According to my body scan I'm very close to optimum but I'm literally on the line for healthy BMI. Might be worth considering in case the goal weight you have set is unrealistic especially if your doing more exercise and building muscle.
    Im trying not to be ruled by a number on the scales which is bloddy hard, at the end of the day if we're exercising and eating well we should eventually land where we should be.
  • FitByFifty1970
    FitByFifty1970 Posts: 162 Member
    Hi all, new to the group. I posted a lot of my background in a heckuva long post in the introductions thread, I won't repeat myself here (too much). In summary I've lost over 100 pounds, just over half in 2021, and have just the last bit to go. I eat real food, no restrictions on choices or time of day. I am a 100% believer in simple CICO. Not as exciting as all these other plans and theories but even those in the end boil down to CICO.

    Start 256.0 Sept 8, 2019
    Last 151.7 Aug 5, 2021
    Current 151.0 Aug 12, 2021
    Loss 0.7
    Goal 130s (no specific number, just to be under 140) (see my long intro)

    Last week I had a huge loss from 2 weeks prior (I won't repost my spreadsheet) so my reasonable goal was to stay even and not give any back. With such a large loss I figured my body would want to hold onto as much as possible for a little bit. My wish goal was to be 151.0 just for a nice round number.

    My scale said 151.0 this morning which frankly, I didn't expect. I feel bloated and thought I'd be even or maybe up a half-pound. After I weighed in I ran a lot of errands and reweighed when I got home (hadn't eaten or drunk anything) and it was 150.8 so I guess it's accurate at the 151.0 earlier in the day. I'll take it.

    Next week's realistic goal is to stay even. I have Mexican dinner out tonight that may or may not involve tequila/sugary margaritas, a lunch tomorrow, pizza Saturday (likely no booze), and a probable lunch on Tuesday. My stretch goal is a half-pound. My goal for August is to get out of the 150s (been there since July 1st) and so I have 2 weeks to lose 1.2 pounds to meet that. But as always, if I don't hit it but I lose even 0.2 I'll be satisfied.
  • jo_nz
    jo_nz Posts: 595 Member
    @jo_nz have you considered getting a body scan done? Only reason I ask is if your not loosing you may not have much to loose. I can see my weight stabilising now and even weeks that I cut I don't see a loss. According to my body scan I'm very close to optimum but I'm literally on the line for healthy BMI. Might be worth considering in case the goal weight you have set is unrealistic especially if your doing more exercise and building muscle.
    Im trying not to be ruled by a number on the scales which is bloddy hard, at the end of the day if we're exercising and eating well we should eventually land where we should be.

    I have had a look, and there isn't a place I can get a scan particularly close to me, and it's a bit pricey for me at the moment...but I may decide it's worth it at some stage!
    I am pretty much right on the upper end of healthy bmi too. I am pretty sure I would have had some muscle gains and fat loss over the last few months and am much happier with how clothes fit etc, so it kinda not as worried about the scale number anyway, and yes, like you say, if we just keep doing what we do, we will end up where we should.
  • laurad1978
    laurad1978 Posts: 190 Member
    Highest weight 178lb
    Group start weight 167lb
    Goal 146lb

    Last week's weigh-in: 147.2
    This weeks weigh-in: 148.2

    Need to watch the logging, gotten a bit less organised with it the past few weeks and seeing weight start to go in an upwards trend. Want to rein it in this week to try get to closer to the low 140's in the coming weeks.
    Exercise is overall going well, getting one big cycle in a week makes a difference just need to ensure I stick to routine.
  • lauriekallis
    lauriekallis Posts: 2,762 Member
    Highest weight 275.6 lb
    Group start weight 180 lb
    Goal 150 lb

    Lowest recent weigh-in: 167 (March 2021)
    Last weigh-in: 173.6 (July 21)
    This weeks weigh-in: 177

    I have been back on track for long enough that I braved the scale again this week. I'm not horrified by this number - can't imagine what it has been the past few weeks!

    Onward and downward.

    So glad you are both still here @laurad1978 and @jo_nz - your determination, dare I say "PERSEVERANCE" :) makes me feel stronger.
  • laurad1978
    laurad1978 Posts: 190 Member
    Yeah likewise @lauriekallis it actually makes a difference having a weekly weigh in somewhere to give me some form of accountability.
    I'm kinda surprised I haven't gained more the past few weeks - think the increased exercise is standing to me.
  • lauriekallis
    lauriekallis Posts: 2,762 Member
    Yeah likewise @lauriekallis it actually makes a difference having a weekly weigh in somewhere to give me some form of accountability.
    I'm kinda surprised I haven't gained more the past few weeks - think the increased exercise is standing to me.

    Somehow I managed not to post the post I wrote commenting on you achieving your goal???!!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

    That was the essence of it. I know meeting your goal is a small thing in some ways...but still....WOW!

    It deserves a few moments of celebration after all the hard work.
  • NouveauRee
    NouveauRee Posts: 35 Member
    Thanks for the welcome back ladies! πŸ₯° So great seeing you still going strong and so close to goal. This is so encouraging and motivating. Keep wishing I had stuck to it but not dwelling. Focus this week has been getting back to basics and more accurately tracking what goes in... my portions had definitely grown and my eyeballing had gotten way off. Hasn’t been too bad during the week but weekends are my biggest challenge. Usually weigh on Saturdays and know I’d get sidetracked and forget to post Wednesdays so here we go...
    HW 270
    CW 166.5
    GW 145-ish
    Goal for upcoming week is continuing to accurately track. Portion control is where I need the most help but preparing and eating more mindfully helps. Need to really get this engrained so it becomes second nature. This may be my focus for the next few weeks until I feel I can add on a new goal. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and week ahead!!! 🌻