This is my *counting on my fingers* 4th attempt?? Previous attempts have started out REALLY well and I actually made some progress (the first time I lost 12 lbs very quickly) but I allow my free days to turn into free weekends and then it's all over. I spend the whole weekend undoing what I did the week before and then get discouraged because I spend the next week undoing my weekend, and the following weekend undoing my week. It's a viscious cycle that kills my drive and motivation.
I am a half marathoner at 217 lbs. I don't want to continue punching 217 lbs into the treadmill at the gym and worrying that someone saw it. I want to be able to run more fluidly. I want the aches and pains I feel while running to go away (I know they're all weight related). I want to build a more balanced muscle structure. My glutes are weak, my hips are weak, my back is weak, my abs are weak. All are paramount to running.
I am looking forward to starting this process.
How have you done? I am not doing as great as I want and the holidays are hard to overcome, but I need to not let that get to me. I will keep trying! Wine is my weakness.
@jstyler3b: Yep. It's hard to change and kill bad habits. I think that's the biggest reasons that diets and exercising fail. I've been there before.
@tpatton: Keep working on it. Don't give up too easily. I try to focus on my goals and how things can get better if I keep working hard on this. So just do your best and don't beat yourself up over it. My weakness is pizza. And beer. And cookies. And hamburgers. And even more beer.
I think I've had a good first week. My upper body is still sore from lifting yesterday. I really pushed it on the bike today. Even though my basement is usually around 65 degrees, I was dripping sweat by the time I was done.
Looking forward to my day off tomorrow, especially Christmas dinner with my extended family.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Question, i started on the 19th, had a great week, great workouts but i am not feeling the drop in pounds, i was wondering if anyone has felt a real drop in pounds or am i just being too impatient. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Today is my off day but i am afraid to eat crazy or different, i don't want to blow any work that i have done, thoughts?
I'm done with two weeks, on my second day off. I had some pancakes with some all natural preserves my sister sent me from California this morning. So far the biggest change I've noticed is that my pants aren't so tight and the belt is starting to get loose. Maybe another week or two, I'll have to add another notch to my belts.
Hey glad to see everyone survived the holidays! So I think we kinda got a jump start on the new years rush. I was able to hold steady throughout the eating season! I have been reading some good articles, one today in prevention about just doing things around the house to add extra calorie burning opportunities! My big issue this past year has been my inactivity, I know that has put on at least an extra 10 lbs. So now I am trying to add bursts of movement into my day!
I havent seen results like you randomguy, but I'm holding steady!
I saw one of my mom's friends right before lunch. She hadn't seen me since June or July and she said I looked a lot thinner. Like I had lost a lot of weight in the last five or six months. Back in September and October, I was hearing from people I had lost weight. So yeah, I can imagine that what I've been doing in the last month has helped out a lot as well. I started BFL on December 18th, but I had started cutting down on food (mostly junk) and working out on December 1st....
Help! I have been planning pretty good when I realized today I will be at my daughter's volley ball tournament this weekend. I need easy, easy, easy. Any suggestions of meals to pack? Cans of tuna? Fruit? Anybody transport there stuff in a cooler and leave in car? I don't want to get off track and know if I'm not at home or office, it's going to throw me for a loop and although I can probably have the willpower not to eat, it defeats the purpose of keeping the body's fuel burning off all that FAT! I just need easy suggestions if anyone has any! Thanks! It's club season and I will be at a lot of out of town tournaments on weekends, so I need to find something that works well and honestly....is not SO obvious that "she is dieting"! I am just not ready to reveal my plans because I have always quit in the past....
WenFit, this might be better question for "The Kitchen" part of the forum.
But to answer your question, I'd take some whole wheat bread and go to the local deli to get some sliced chicken breast and turkey breast. Take some mustard and you have sandwiches. I'd also get some baby carrots and celery for veggies. Otherwise, just look at the list of approved foods and think of what you want to eat and what can be transported in the cooler.
Just curious how it is going. Week 4 has begun and although I am not seeing the drastic drop in weight, I do see some changes. The workouts have been great, have not missed any and the food has been going good. I am anxious to see the next few weeks as I anticipate bigger movements. I am curious if anyone is noticing DRASTIC weight loss or above average success. Any thoughts would be helpful.
I'm doing okay. I hurt my left shoulder/neck/upper back doing renovations in my house, so I haven't lifted anything since Sunday, but I have kept on doing my HIIT cardio and will do it four times this week. As for food, I have generally done a pretty good job, I think. I don't eat candy, cookies, ice cream or cake anymore. I did have a white dinner roll with my dinner tonight, but otherwise I've been really good about avoiding white bread/rice.
As for weight, I've dropped from 311 to 298 so far. And my pants are getting loser and my belts are getting bigger and my shirts are fitting a little better. When I flex my arms, they are bigger than they used to be. I'm feeling better too. I don't wake up tired in the morning as much and I sleep better.
I'm not expecting "DRASTIC weight loss" this early. I'm hoping that in a year, I will see a drastic change. My cousin said it took her and her husband about a year to loss 100 lbs each. So yeah. I'm looking more long term than just the first 12 weeks.
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