bearchested Member

About

Username
bearchested
Joined
Visits
878
Last Active
Roles
Member, Premium
Points
360
Badges
12
Posts
94

Replies

  • Bearchested Friday PW: 195.4 CW: 196.0 LTD: 11.0 I need to get better at tracking everything I consume, especially on the weekends.
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 198.2 CW: 195.4 LTD: 11.6 I haven't been great with exercising this week, which actually helped with my cravings (plus getting plenty of protein.) My allergies are going crazy right now and I'm very busy at work. I finally decided to get my allergies tested, and will be starting on allergy shots in a…
  • I'm not sure if you're looking for advice, but if so something that helped me make a habit of drinking more water are those low / zero calorie water flavor packets. There are so many to choose from now. After a few months I rarely need even one a day to hit my goal of a gallon.
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 195.6 CW: 198.2 I haven't been tracking my food as closely, but I think most of this gain is just bloating. Started training jiu jitsu again and have been keeping up with my other workouts.
  • Bearchested Friday CW: 195.6 PW: 195.4 LTD: 11.4 Thought I posted yesterday but apparently I forgot to finish.
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 194.2 CW: 195.4 LTD: 11.6 Still struggling with getting enough sleep, especially with trying to get back to waking up early since coming back from a couple of trips. I think I've finally drilled it into myself that I always feel worse if I snooze or try to sleep another 30-40 minutes. Thankfully I…
  • Bearchested Friday Sorry, I forgot to post yesterday. We're on a mini vacation and I forgot to check my weight before we left.
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 194.4 CW: 194.2 LTD: 12.8 I'm out of town today, but I weighed myself yesterday morning before I left. It was my birthday on Tuesday and we celebrated at dinner on Sunday so I was indulging a lot this week Wednesday was hectic and I drank at least a liter less of water than I normally do (~4 liters /…
  • Sorry to hear about Felix. Our cat, Jake, is 16, so we'll be facing that challenge sometime soon. I'm sure you gave him a great life.
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 195.6 CW: 194.4 LTD: 12.6 I only exercised a couple of times as I focused on getting back to my usual wake up time after vacation. I've only been getting ~5-6 hours of sleep if I wake up early to exercise. I need to be more efficient with my time so that after the kids go to bed I don't have too much…
  • Sorry for not posting last week, like my wife indicated it was a crazy week and didn't have access to an accurate scale (every time you moved it, it changed plus or minus 5 pounds, except when it showed I was 60 pounds lighter). I know I gained on vacation last week, but will get back in the routine this week
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 195.8 CW: 195.6 LTD: 11.4 Was traveling all day so I didn't get a chance to post earlier. I think my lack of sleep is the reason for my post dinner healthy snacking that brings me up to maintenance level macros. I was stuck at 196.4 almost every day this week so I'll take this little loss. I'm not…
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 196.6 CW: 195.8 LTD: 11.2 I realized that I never adjusted my calories and macros after losing 10 pounds, so I lowered my calories by 250. I didn't do the best sticking to the new number, but was still able to make progress. I'm also proud of myself for making healthy choices when eating out this…
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 196.8 CW: 196.6 LTD: 10.4 This is my third week without much movement on the scale, but I'm not discouraged as I've had progress in other areas. Most of my habits are right where I want them, though I need to refocus on getting more than 5-6 hours of sleep. I've lost an inch off my waist and now most…
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 196.6 CW: 196.8 LTD: 10.2 Struggling with trying to keep my calories steady while dealing with an increased appetite from weight lifting. When I'm working during the week it's easier to have a protein shake first when I start craving something, but I didn't do that this weekend and ended up snacking…
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 199.0 CW: 196.6 LTD: 10.4 Y'all, I'm feeling good! My tiny habits are becoming regular habits, and I've changed my thinking from goals to identity (finally getting around to reading Atomic Habits). That mental switch from "I want to exercise in the mornings" to "I'm someone who exercises in the…
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 197.0 CW: 199.0 I broke my no alcohol pledge for a visit from a friend who likes to check out new breweries. I go back to the office officially next week, after working from home for nearly the last two years. My office is adopting a hybrid schedule, so I only need to be in Tues-Thurs. I've been…
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 197.8 CW: 197.0 LTD: 10.0 I finally lost the 10 pounds I gained back last year!
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 199.0 CW: 197.8 It's been a lot easier to lose weight each week since I've cut out unnecessary calories from sweets and alcohol. With lifting weights more, this will be a slow transition in terms of pounds lost, but I should see more of a body fat reduction and waist inches. In fact, I'm fitting back…
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 200.0 CW: 199.0 I was hoping to lose 1.5 lbs this week, but this is enough to be happy about with the positive habits I've been implementing. I've been able to exercise early in the morning everyday this week except one day. My family has all been sick the last couple weeks (not Covid, but some form…
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 200.8 CW: 200.0
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 202.6 CW: 200.8 My January goal is cutting out sugar and alcohol. I prefer high calorie / carb IPAs, and have a sweet tooth. I usually have a cheat meal on Fridays, but that can turn into a cheat weekend where I'm not tracking my food. This week I've been successful having a protein shake or sugar…
  • Hi everyone! I don't think I've introduced myself to the combined group yet. My name is Ryan, I'm 34, and I'm an avid Chicago Bears fan (hence the user name). My wife (KHill875) is also a member of this group. We have two young kids, a daughter (5) and a son (2). I joined this group a little over a year ago. My wife and I…
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 200.4 CW: 202.6 I overindulged more than I thought over the holidays.
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 202.8 CW: 200.4 I got my Covid booster earlier this week, so wasn't feeling great for a couple days. However, I rowed at least 500m everyday, and finished the 100k Holiday Challenge for the first time. I'm proud of getting in dedicated exercise everyday and reaching my goal over the last month. I…
  • Bearchested PW: 201.6 CW: 202.8 Not sure what happened. I was 201 when I weighed yesterday. I've been better at logging my meals, and I've rowed every day (even if it's just a 500m on the weekends).
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 201.6 CW: 201.6 I rowed almost everyday over the past week, but was lax on my diet.
  • @LaurieWrobo I'm so sorry about your husband's diagnosis. Sending you strength.
  • Concept 2 (most of the rowers you see in a gym are made by them) regularly has different challenges throughout the year. This one is the Holiday Challenge, encouraging people to use their rower / ski erg / bike and stay active between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here's some more info:…
  • Bearchested Friday PW: 202.8 CW: 201.6 Was hoping to lose more this week. I'm happy to say I've kept up with the rowing challenge since Saturday.
Avatar