WaistAways Team Chat - JULY 2022
Welcome Loraine @LoraineGB ! Your story is dramatic for sure - and I for one look forward to hearing the next chapters. Hopefully they will involve having a great time with the team and keep the weight moving in the right direction and staying there
Moving to another country can certainly have a huge effect on diet and all - I lived in The Netherlands while I finished my graduate studies, and I packed on quite a few pounds while there. Then I moved to Canada and finally got it all under control 30 years later Don't wait as long as I did, OK? I'd also just LOVE to year you say y'all with a British accent. That has got to be fabulous!4
@jugar Yes Brad and I need to be excused this week as we don't get back home until Sunday night. We'll be back on the scale a week from tomorrow!
Today was another big day in the food/drink department. This is the longest trip I've been on since I started my journey and my resolve is perhaps weakening as a result... just from the perspective of it being really difficult to estimate my calories day after day. However, today was my worst performance in that I sort of threw in the towel early on and then made a series of choices I wouldn't have likely made otherwise.
I'm going to go through the exercise of estimating here when I get done online. Just came to fess up to the group first!
I don't feel off the rails or anything.. just indulging a bit more than normal for sure. I suppose part of that is vacation life. I do want to both acknowledge how much better I am on vacation now than I would have been before I lost the weight but also know that there is more progress I can make - all part of the journey and the fact there is always something to work on.
Welcome to the new members joining for August!! Looking forward to getting to know you all
Oh and @YinxFed the glasses are fab!!5
Welcome @christhiann and @LoraineGB, I hope you get a lot of benefit from the group!
Looking gorgeous @YinxFed, the new glasses really suit you
I went for a run this morning, the first time in 3 months. It went better than I expected, and my calves/lungs didn't stop play. There was a little walking but I managed a solid 10 minutes of running in there too. Now to keep it up... I'm still going to do some lung function analysis and go to my GP if needs be.
I made it down to the allotment yesterday and had a good chat with somebody I'd seen but not spoken to before. I didn't get any strimming done (it was drizzling and it's not my strimmer to risk in the rain!) but got the strawberry runners potted up. I'd been to buy compost on the way and picked up two pepper plants and some spring onions, so those are now in the ground where the garlic was.
Work today, then allotment followed by more recipe transcribing and I'm aiming to clear the work surfaces in the utility and kitchen today as well. I've had a cereal bar for breakfast as I was pushed for time between running and therapy, but will probably have my Fridge Raiders (chicken bites which need using up!) and a yoghurt as well. Lunch is intended to be a banana sandwich, and dinner will be probably a breaded chicken fillet with salad.4
Welcome @LoraineGB nice to meet you!1
I'm back Took yesterday off. After a couple of days of poor sleep and busy times I found myself in trigger hell ... too tired and too hungry. Full out binge mode. Back on track today. Good nights sleep last night and ready to go today. At least just one day ... a blip on the road to healthier living.5
@jan110144 I love your "blip on the road to healthier living" attitude. They happen, and we need a good toolbox to get past them. The attitude is the most important thing in there. Then there is the you that topped everyone in steps! WTG.
I had a bad night last night too - first one in ages. I forgot this, I forgot that, I need to pay this - on and on. You know those squirrels that get going in the brain and run around and around. Horrible little critters. So I'm out to attack the to-do list so that it does not attack me again tonight!5
@jugar I forgot to step on the scale this morning, please push me til tomorrow.
It will likely not be a green week as I let myself eat everything in sight this past weekend but I should burn it all off by next week. Tonight I have friends coming to watch my hockey game, so I'll have to step it up, plus this weekend we will be pouring the cement for a retaining wall and the calculation is for 20 bags at 30kg each that I will be loading and unloading from the truck. once that has cured in 7 days, I will be rearranging stones to cap the sides before back-filling with gravel, all by hand. It will be worth it, because in the end I will have a pad to install my new-to-me hot tub! the achy muscles are already looking forward to it.
Welcome new team members! This group has been the secret to my success with my health and weightloss goals, hopefully it will help you towards success as well.7
@LoraineGB welcome aboard! Gotta say, my jaw dropped that the prior homeowner took the stove with them?! that's one helluva hurdle.
welcome to other new friends too - this group is so great, hope you find the support you need with us!
I'm getting my movement in this week for sure but so is my credit card! about to head out for all new work shoes... I'm going sandals, mules, flats, slip-ons, and I really want a bright pink pair of heels to go with my new jeans and work tops. I don't know where this idea came from, since I have not previously been shoe-crazy. It might be that I am re-watching Sex & the City. thanks, Carrie!
feels very muggy out today so I'm glad my walk, yoga, and workout are all done for the day. I want to start August off with a green week as well but I do have friends staying with me starting tonight through Sunday evening and it is so hard to plan meals and going out with guests. it just doesn't really occur to my friends sometimes that I actually need to stick to a meal plan - and not drink more than like 1-2 days a week at the absolute most! we're going to cook tonight and go out tomorrow, but I have 0 clue what to do on Sat/Sun. Friday is usually the latest that I let myself do a night out because I like a few days of cushion before weigh-in tuesday to be more restrained. We'll see!
@DD265 good for you for getting that run in again!
@PlaneMonkey I hope we can get some before/after pics of your hot tub area, your home improvement projects are so inspiring and frankly badass to me!7
@PlaneMonkey please come and teach me everything you know! My DIY skills are passable, but your projects are next level!
@jugar I know those pesky squirrels very well. Having EVERYTHING written down does help although the lists can get overwhelming. Some things are scheduled (and recurring, like watering plants), then I've recently taken to 'starring' the optional tasks from each list that I want to achieve that day, and then I work from the star list and the calendar tasks. I also star them in the morning, rather than having an idealistic view of what future me should be doing!
@kali225 pink heels sound gorgeous! All you can do is check menus beforehand and maybe offer to be designated driver so you don't drink? If weather permits a BBQ, you could have a plate full of salad plus protein.
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I know it is late in the game but if it will help the team....
July 26 - 17,986
July 27 - 10,1203
thank you for all the warm welcomes!
@PlaneMonkey a new hot tub sounds amazing!! All the hard work you’re putting in now will definitely be worth it in the end. 😄
@Kali225 good luck with hosting your friends! It can really make it harder to focus on goals when you’re trying to balance them with social things.
Tomorrow I’m having a girl’s night and we are doing a challenge where one of us picks a place to get drinks, appetizer, main meal, and dessert. So I won’t be able to check the menu beforehand. Hoping to really focus on portion control, but in the past i’ve gotten stuck on an “oh well” mindset of just eating whatever because i’m out with others.4
Sounds fun! Which part of the meal are you in charge of picking?
I too like to pre-select my meals so I hear you there. Hope your portion control strategy works well!2
CarolAnnM2 wrote: »Welcome @LoraineGB nice to meet you!
@ashleycarole86 thank you!! I’m not sure which i’m going to be picking until tomorrow so it will be random. Just going to believe in myself!5
@DD265 You are so lucky to have an allotment, we had one as kids and I can remember having the best time with my dad there. We would plant all sorts of veggies but rhubarb was my favourite because my mum would always make a crumble for Sunday dinner! As for a pic on a bank card? I have a credit card with my pups on there, one is no longer with us but it's my all time favourite pic of them both.
@jugar I would love to live in The Nederlands and may well end up in mainland Europe at some point. My husband is Southern so you will hear me use 'y'all, darn it, guarandamntee it' and many more but you're right, it sounds a lot different in a London accent!
@PlaneMonkey I could use your skills, we bought a mid reno cottage and are in way over our heads. As for the hot tub, we had one in Vegas and called it the Boardroom. We would take a cooler outside with us and put all our plans together and solve the world problems in one afternoon/evening lol.
@kali225 I didn't even realise about the stove, my husband clocked it. And they didn't want to pay for a new one, but did in the end (as it was the right thing to do). Although I wear nothing but flip flops and sneakers, I love shoes and can't wait to see the hot pink heels!
@christhiann I too like to look at the menu before hand but I am sure they'll be so much chatter and catch up, you'll have plenty of time to peruse before you have to order.
@ashleycarole86 I'm not much of a stepper due to having zero walking index where I live but I will try to stay as active as I can. Do we report daily or weekly?
@YinxFed Love your glasses, you look fabulous in them
I am seriously excited to start this journey, can you tell?!?! :D
Thanks for all the new member energy! It is great to see you all jumping in and keeping things lively.
Some quick info for those of you who are new - if you want to know any team member's name (if they have given it to us!) and where they live (ditto), I keep that on our team spreadsheet. If you want to check it out, the link is always on the main F2F page right under the month's schedule. Or you can just get it right here right now -
You never have to enter anything in there, don't worry! @ashleycarole86 and I take care of all that. But the information is fun - you can see your own and everyone else's progress, and peruse the stats. When you open it, the teams are all on separate tabs at the bottom of the page. Just go to WaistAways and there we are. Scroll all the way to the right to see the name and place info. The "Weeks in the Green" chart keeps track of how many weeks you lose, even if it is just a tiny bit. We call that green just because the numbers appear in green for a loss, red for a gain, and black for no change. We love green!
I love all the hot tub talk, and I think it is fantastic that you called yours The Boardroom, @LoraineGB - perfect! We had a huge building project when our daughter was a baby. We were living in a 2 room cabin with no indoor toilet (but running hot and cold water, at least!) and decided that it might be a good idea to build a new house on our land. Something considerably bigger! We are in the woods, so we chose a spot and cut down quite a few trees to clear enough room for the new house. Those trees were milled into lumber and my OH used that wood to build a sauna right next to the pond -- he knew it was going to be a lot of work to build the new house, so the sauna went first so that he and his 2 long-suffering pals could bake out the aches and pains every day, and then cool off in the pond. That sauna is still up and running 29 years later - many world problems have been solved in there too
I hope everyone is ready for a lovely weekend - Friday here we come! Here are the weigh-ins to come:
Hi WA's ...Another new member joining your team ...Please welcome @KayLRZ2
@LoraineGB @MsMcClane and any other newcomers interested in joining the optional add on step challenge that I run:
All I need is a daily step pledge and each Sunday you can post your daily exercise stats for the Sun-Sat of the week before. Please include your steps and any minutes of other intentional exercise which will be converted to steps. The accountability of reporting in can be really helpful and I do some different friendly competition type stats to show how everyone is doing.
So, while it's called a "step challenge" - you'll get credit for any intentional exercise you do.
Also, if you're like me and prefer to post daily or near daily - feel free! I'll take stats whenever I get them!
And again, don't worry about doing any of the exercise minute to step conversions as I have a handy dandy chart to help me with that. Basically I just need a step count plus minutes of any other intentional exercise that's not counted in those steps (i.e. weight lifting, biking, yoga) and I'll handle it from there. If you do things like running then time + speed will help me add a supplement.
I think that covers it but I can help clarify anything you need help with along the way. @MsMcClane I've got you down for Jul 26 and 27 - if you happen to have recorded for the 24th and 25th too, I'll take those to get a full week from you.
On that note, my exercise for 7/27:
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