WaistAways Team Chat - JUNE 2022

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  • CarolAnnM2
    CarolAnnM2 Posts: 185 Member
    Hello everyone :D Had physio and acupuncture today and I'm ready to head to our first of the season CFL football game. YAY! I've got my calories all figured out to be within goal today and I'll be getting in quite a few extra steps than a normal day. I'm going to calculate just how many, after I walk to the Stadium and back to my ride. GO RIDERS!! (the Canadians might know who I'm cheering on, lol)
  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 4,312 Member
    DD265 wrote: »
    Q: if you stay up late and snack after midnight (I worked up quite the appetite painting the ceiling!) would you track it on Monday, or Tuesday? I tend to lean towards Monday and base it around sleep unless it's a proper meal. If we had a full breakfast at the airport at 3am for example, that would be Tuesday.

    I personally do it by hour - so midnight to midnight (meaning if I am up late and eat after midnight for some reason, I start tracking it as part of the next day. It is VERY rare for me to be up past midnight though.

  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 4,312 Member
    Kali225 wrote: »
    I sense a shift in the wind in myself. I was SO happy with all the meal prep I did yesterday that I can hardly wait for dinner tonight. I baked apples as a healthy dessert for the week, divided berries and pretzel crisps into snack containers for easy counting, made the best oven-roasted potatoes I ever have, and came up with an easy marinade to grill some chicken breast (olive oil, a little truffle balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, dried oregano/rosemary/thyme + paprika), which I served with broccoli raw and topped everything with a homemade chimichurri. I might even be starting to like..broccoli???

    This food all sounds divine! Good job with such great meal prep

  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 4,312 Member
    Enjoy the game @CarolAnnM2 .. hard to believe it's already CFL season!
  • jugar
    jugar Posts: 7,522 Member
    Fairly normal day around here. The plane/travel bloat weigh-in this morning was extreme - biggest retention I've seen yet I think. Plus, it's that time of the month, so those two factors at once led to quite a jump to observe! I couldn't get enough water today... and I'm still parched! I figure I did eat in excess of my maintenance by about ~2000 calories over the vacation, but it'll be interesting to see how long the rest of the bloat takes to come off.

    Anyway, day started with my Mom back in Afib so she stayed home from work, and it's Brad and I's work from home day but he had to go into the office for an event, so it ended up being me at home with a sick Mom. Got my workday done with a quick lunchtime appointment for a blood sample, made two meals (a soup and flatbreads), rode the Peloton for 60 minutes, did dishes, and here I am almost ready for bed.

    Gonna go refill my water bottle one more time. No amount of water shall quench me!! LOL
    The thirst is real!! You probably had more salt and fat than usual - that just ramps up the thirst like crazy. Some people get that from sugar too, but that is more a symptom of pre-diabetes which I doubt would be your case. It'll all settle back in, don't worry! You still packed in quite a day in spite of work and sick mom. You have the super powers, for sure :sunglasses:
  • jugar
    jugar Posts: 7,522 Member
    DD265 wrote: »
    Q: if you stay up late and snack after midnight (I worked up quite the appetite painting the ceiling!) would you track it on Monday, or Tuesday? I tend to lean towards Monday and base it around sleep unless it's a proper meal. If we had a full breakfast at the airport at 3am for example, that would be Tuesday.
    **see below!
    Kali225 wrote: »
    Tuesday Weigh-in

    PW: 259.2
    CW: 256.8

    I sense a shift in the wind in myself. I was SO happy with all the meal prep I did yesterday that I can hardly wait for dinner tonight. I baked apples as a healthy dessert for the week, divided berries and pretzel crisps into snack containers for easy counting, made the best oven-roasted potatoes I ever have, and came up with an easy marinade to grill some chicken breast (olive oil, a little truffle balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, dried oregano/rosemary/thyme + paprika), which I served with broccoli raw and topped everything with a homemade chimichurri. I might even be starting to like..broccoli???

    I've been trying to take measurements monthly and today is the day, with hopefully the highest inches I ever see again. Given my consistent gains this year, it hasn't been fun to measure but I just have to think about how much I can lose from here.

    Looking forward to some cooler spring temperatures this week, if some rain. I picked some solid workout videos for the week, but today is a rest day to lean into some yoga. I've got a lot of job-search work to do at my desk, too.

    @DD265 I agree with your thinking on the post-midnight eating - if it still feels like part of Monday because I haven't slept yet, that's where I log. Also, "calories in paint dust" :D

    This is beautiful. The shift of wind. The fabulous meal prep (baked apples AND broccoli!!!), measurements, workouts, job search - this is so much progress happening.

    **And I agree - pre-sleep food goes with everything else that was eaten pre-sleep.
  • KellyBgetsfit
    KellyBgetsfit Posts: 1,569 Member
    I am 2 for 2 with steps and workouts. Today, I was about a 100 calories over, but I logged it...and there was also a lot of fat from cheese. I will do better with that tomorrow.

    @ashleycarole86 I am sorry about your mom. I am glad you are able to stay with her. Hopefully bloat comes off soon.

    @DD265 I rarely stay up past midnight, but when I was pregnant, I would wake up and have a snack sometimes in the middle of the night. I would count it for the day before. I think all that really matters is that you count it.

    @Kali225 nice job prepping!!! I personally love broccoli! We eat it atleast once a week. My younger kids refuse to eat, but I keep making it.
  • jugar
    jugar Posts: 7,522 Member
    So my week is already thrown off due to the holiday yesterday. Honestly last week was (I thought) total crap. I had a lot of out of office work to do, so my eating was off, my exercise was off....I generally felt like it was a throwaway week....but...

    PW: 140.4
    CW 139.4 (-1.0)

    I'm trying to get back into the swing of everything, but this is my typical pattern....about 3 weeks into a structured plan and I start to struggle. I just gotta keep the big picture in mind.

    I mean....I actually picked my wedding date :# It feels so real now, and yes, while I know that we're doing this as covertly as possible, it still feels like a huuuuuge deal and it's so overwhelming!

    There are several huge deals in this message! First of all, the wedding! This is great. And you will feel beautiful, amazing, loved and all kinds of fabulous on that day no matter what.

    As to the 3 weeks and then struggle - you are absolutely not alone on that one! I think if you saw the spreadsheets month after month, you would see that is a large majority of people. So what makes it different for the people who don't cave after 3 weeks and go nowhere? Your "structure" needs some room for small slippage as needed, and then you need to keep at it anyhow. Success for 3 weeks does not equal reward by going back to your old ways, so try to plan for week 4 and beyond! Let us know what you find to make that work - I am sure you can do it. 139.4 is a great starting place!! No more "total crap" weeks. A day sometimes, but not a week, OK? I'll be there in your head whacking you!
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  • EvMakesChanges
    EvMakesChanges Posts: 394 Member
    Happy last day of May and flying into June! My name is Evelyn and I live in Vermont near the Connecticut river (which has one of the longest bridges in the state). My younger daughter (36-yr-old) lives with my spouse and me as well as our 3 cats.
    I started my weight loss journey like many others with a great, long, stretchy rope with which to yo-yo! It feels different this month. After 2 years of inactivity, I'm working at a therapeutic pool as an Aquatic Aide 20 hours per week. In order to build up my tolerance for the humidity, I'm walking more days than driving. My muscles feel engaged and I actually don't mind sweating half as much as I once did!
    I got home after a stellar food day and went to the pond down the street for a cold water swim. It took me several minutes to get all the way in but oh. How lovely to get my neck and head all the way in the much colder than the pool water! It helps to cool down the core so my body can adapt to higher temperatures safely.
    I feel like I'm a new person!
    For June, I intend to stay on track with serving sizes and walking to and from work at least 3 days per week.
    Here we come, June. Let's keep moving, friends. We can do it!
  • jugar
    jugar Posts: 7,522 Member
    Go @KellyBgetsfit - only 100 calories over is pretty danged good. You've got this :smiley:

    Such great confidence and progress @EvMakesChanges ! It is exciting to see, and I am sure the progress will start to roll and then we'll all help you stick with it. Walking to work - a dream!

    OK - time for the Wednesday prep update on weigh-ins. Ready?
    Due Monday - Tuesday:
    @ametoyer1969
    @Ddukbokki69450
    @JEB03253
    @Athletatrade

    Due Wednesday:
    @AshenMoon
    @KellyBgetsFit
  • conleywoods
    conleywoods Posts: 791 Member
    @ashleycarole86 Sounds like you had such a great trip with tons of fun activities. Hope your mom is okay. That sounds scary 😳

    @Kali225 I am glad to hear you can feel the change and you have a great plan in place.

    @KellyBgetsfit Awesome job on the workouts and I think it is really important that you logged even when over. This is hard to do and I like to skip logging when I go over. It takes a lot to be honest some days!

    @EvMakesChanges Look at you! You seem reinvented in many ways. I like it!
  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 4,312 Member
    edited June 1
    @EvMakesChanges I agree with what @jugar and @conleywoods said... I can hear a rejuvenated you coming through your posts! So exciting to hear you're loving the aquatic gig... lovely when a life change brings so many different positives!

    @KellyBgetsfit @conleywoods Thanks for the kind thoughts for my Mom.. she is still in Afib and having a tough time. I brought her down a small snack this evening after supper and she spontaneously burst into tears. She feels very trapped in her life, very unable to do much of anything.. it's sad to see her feeling so low. I do everything I can to bring smiles to her day for sure. Hopefully she feels better soon and she can get back to work as she hasn't felt well enough to get downtown. On the plus side, my dog got grandma snuggles all day today.. lucky her!

    Good points on the water @jugar ... happy to report I'm back to normal consumption levels now. Just got my blood work yesterday for my first physical since I started my weight loss journey so I should have my results soon... I had nothing of concern (YET!!!) before the weight loss started so I really hope there's nothing there now... realize it doesn't make me bulletproof but hoping for some good results from the doc when he calls :)

    I had another busy day - work is a zoo, and it will get more so as summer vacation season starts. Also, with things open now, the work events are back on, and people are making up for lost time! I was always go go go before and I'm feeling that creep again... I find my mind is constantly whirling on a to do list. One minute at a time.

    When I got home, Brad had plans to bike with a friend, so we had a quick dinner, I did a few things around the house, took the dog for a walk, and then after saying goodnight to Mom I hopped on the bike for a bit of a workout and a bit of clearing my head. Brad got home just before I got done.... I earned that shower @jugar style!!

    The check-in here is always a great part of my day. Nice to catch up with everyone. See you all tomorrow.

    5/30 exercise:
    5394 steps + 62 minutes Peloton
  • Gidgitgoescrazy
    Gidgitgoescrazy Posts: 638 Member
    Okay, so I know it's the middle of the week, but it's June 1st. So I have to commit at some point, I don't know why I can't get my head around eating better... or exercising... I am just so BLAH about all of it... I want to do it, and I do great until I get home from work... I just don't have the umph to put into it...

    I finally have health insurance again, so I am going to make a drs appt to discuss these blah moods...

    Today my plan consists of Working, then going home, and having a salad for dinner, doing the dishes, and then I am going to do a 20 min video and 10 min of Yoga. Then I will work for 1 hour at my part time gig.
    ONE day at a time... that is all I am capable of right now...

  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 4,312 Member
    @DD265 Let me know how the movie is! I am overdue for a trip to the movie theatre.

    5/31 exercise:
    14223 steps
    46 minutes Peloton
  • ashleycarole86
    ashleycarole86 Posts: 4,312 Member
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  • JEB03253
    JEB03253 Posts: 28 Member
    OK, I found out what I was doing wrong and I'm now able to post here.

    Tuesday Weigh-in:

    PW: 241.4
    CW: 241.8

    My main goal is to get my A1C into normal range. I tend to go way overboard on carbs and my PCP is threatening to send me to a specialist if I don't get it in control. I have nothing against specialists, but I really like interacting my PCP. I have come to realize that a big part of my problem is basic denial. I'm on meds and I have been fooling myself into thinking that I can just eat anything. WRONG. I work in health care and really know better.

    I've been logging my meals and trying to increase my exercise. I'm taking it one day at a time and giving my self pep talks along the way.
  • Kali225
    Kali225 Posts: 426 Member
    @EvMakesChanges I am jealous of your cold Vermont waterways! My aunt lives in Lincoln and I swam in the New Haven River as a kid up there. So refreshing and beautiful.

    @Gidgitgoescrazy I'm with you on the June commitment! I think it's going to help me get through the typical middle-of-the-week slump because it's also a new start. One day at a time!

    @Ashleycarole86 It was really hard to sit down with my doctor this year and discuss my large weight gain - you're on the other side! Sending good vibes for all good news. And I'm with you on the check-ins here. I've been lazy about them in 2022 and keeping up with these posts every day is SO helpful!!

    @KellyBgetsfit I'm typically a raw veggie gal, how do you prepare broccoli?

    Woke up before my alarm today but I was happy about it! Getting my body to wake up energized and naturally has been a struggle since I was in high school. My poor mother trying to get me out of bed for school. Shaking my head.

    Got my hill walk done. Foot is doing well. I jumped back into Yoga with Adriene's monthly schedule with the June calendar today. I'm not going to tell myself that I have to do every single video (I put yoga 3x/wk in the Habit Tracker after all) but today's video was great. Still plenty of reminders that I am not in the shape I was last year, but hey. This is how I rebuild. I'm going to do one of my all-time favorite FitOn workouts today called Core Barre.

    The big challenge this week comes tonight - I'm doing takeout and pushing myself to separate everything in half when I pick it up and store it in the fridge for lunches Thurs/Fri before I sit down to eat the rest. I've logged it, it won't be killer, but it will be tasty -- this is that "balance" thing people are always talking about!
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