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Challenge: Winter Meltdown

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

How much can I lose in 10 weeks?
Winter Meltdown: 12/03/08 to 2/10/09: down 4.8 lbs
While this is not what I hoped for, it IS a loss! In the course of doing this, I've learned that my period generally causes about a 3 lb gain. I've also seen that my biggest weight loss was when I ate around 1600 cals and got 265+ min of exercise.

Week 1--12/10: (+3.2) period H20
Week 2--12/17: (-.6)
Week 3--12/24: Missed (?) in Roatan; no measuring!
Week 4--12/31: (-2.4) angry guts "Roatan Revenge"
Week 5 and 1--1/7: (-.6) period H20
Week 6 and 2--1/14:(-5.0) lost 20 lbs since gym Aug. 08!
Week 7 and 3--1/21: (-1.2)
Week 8 and 4--1/28: (-0.4)
Week 9--2/4: (+2.4)
Week 10--2/10: (-.6)

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CRAZY_CAROLLYNN 2/18/2009 9:41PM

    Every bit in the right direction counts. I am currently showing a 7 pund GAIN from my period. sigh. I know its water and stuff and not realy a gain of fat, but its still upsetting not to see a whole pound loss this week...and every week. LOL
Nice tracking!

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MAGA99 2/18/2009 12:06PM

    emoticon on the weight loss.
Remember this is a learning process, we learn what works for us as we go along
WISHING YOU NOTHING BUT LUCK

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What's That Weight Again?

Saturday, January 17, 2009


For inspiration I've been watching weight loss shows on TV. It's suprising how many there are now-"You Are What You Eat" (BBC), "XWeighted", "Fat Free Fiances", "National Body Challenge", "The Biggest Loser", and likely more to come. I was curious how the weights compared-"You Are What You Eat" from the UK gives body weight in stone. So, voila, the following comparison!

(1 stone = 14lbs, 1 kg=2.2 lbs)
98 lbs .. 7 stone .. 44 kg
105 lbs .. 7 & half stone .. 48 kg
112 lbs .. 8 stone .. 51 kg
119 lbs .. 8 & half stone .. 54 kg
126 lbs .. 9 stone .. 57 kg
133 lbs .. 9 & half stone .. 60 kg
140 lbs .. 10 stone .. 64 kg
147 lbs .. 10 & half stone .. 67 kg
154 lbs .. 11 stone .. 70 kg
161 lbs .. 11 & half stone .. 73 kg
168 lbs .. 12 stone .. 76 kg
175 lbs .. 12 & half stone .. 79 kg
182 lbs .. 13 stone .. 83 kg
189 lbs .. 13 & half stone .. 86 kg
196 lbs .. 14 stone .. 89 kg
203 lbs .. 14 & half stone .. 92 kg
210 lbs .. 15 stone .. 95 kg
217 lbs .. 15 & half stone .. 98 kg
224 lbs .. 16 stone .. 102 kg
231 lbs .. 16 & half stone .. 105 kg
238 lbs .. 17 stone .. 108 kg
245 lbs .. 17 & half stone .. 111 kg
252 lbs .. 18 stone .. 114 kg
259 lbs .. 18 & half stone .. 117 kg
266 lbs .. 19 stone .. 121 kg
273 lbs .. 19 & half stone .. 124 kg
280 lbs .. 20 stone .. 127 kg
287 lbs .. 20 & half stone .. 130 kg
294 lbs .. 21 stone .. 133 kg
301 lbs .. 21 & half stone .. 137 kg
308 lbs .. 22 stone .. 140 kg
315 lbs .. 22 & half stone .. 143 kg
322 lbs .. 23 stone .. 146 kg
329 lbs .. 23 & half stone .. 149 kg
336 lbs .. 24 stone .. 152 kg
343 lbs .. 24 & half stone .. 156 kg
350 lbs .. 25 stone .. 159 kg
357 lbs .. 25 & half stone .. 162 kg
364 lbs .. 26 stone .. 165 kg
371 lbs .. 26 & half stone .. 168 kg
378 lbs .. 27 stone .. 171 kg
385 lbs .. 27 & half stone .. 175 kg
392 lbs .. 28 stone .. 178 kg
399 lbs .. 28 & half stone .. 181 kg
406 lbs .. 29 stone .. 184 kg
413 lbs .. 29 & half stone .. 187 kg
420 lbs .. 30 stone .. 191 kg
427 lbs .. 30 & half stone .. 194 kg
434 lbs .. 31 stone .. 197 kg
441 lbs .. 31 & half stone .. 200 kg
448 lbs .. 32 stone .. 203 kg
455 lbs .. 32 & half stone .. 206 kg
462 lbs .. 33 stone .. 210 kg
469 lbs .. 33 & half stone .. 213 kg
476 lbs .. 34 stone .. 216 kg
483 lbs .. 34 & half stone .. 219 kg
490 lbs .. 35 stone .. 222 kg

  


Holiday time struggles...

Friday, December 05, 2008

Yikes! Here I've started a weight loss challenge, and I haven't gotton to the gym in 3 days. I REALLY wanted to get some structured workouts in, but various delays/interruptions sidelined my plans. I'm missing the workouts. It's making me a tch grumpy. This weekend is a birthday party and an office party. So, that means a couple of hours in the gym on Sat morning!

I do feel good I tried to make better eating choices. But with eating out-and fast food-it's more challenging. At the Great Big Sea concert last night, we stood the entire time ( 2 1/2 hours..only sitting down for part of the break!), and I danced in front of my seat.

  


Daily food and exercise plan

Friday, November 28, 2008

Most importantly, I am not on a "diet". Nothing is off limits for me! What this does mean is that I am making my choices much more conscious. I am cultivating lifelong healthy eating and life habits.

I based my plan off numerous magazine and news articles, previous "diet" attempts, and nutrition information gleaned from my massage school days. I also added some refinements from "The Biggest Loser" Diet.
www.webmd.com/diet/features/biggest-
loser-diet


Exercise


30 minutes daily, increasing to an hour.
Cardio (whole body fat loss, metabolism boost when using intervals)
AND
strength (muscle toning and metabolism boost).

Food


Think lean protein with fresh fruit and vegetables. Simple (raw, steamed, baked, grilled, boiled) preparation little or no fat and adding spices.
Daily food intake is based on (4-3-2-1): 45% of the total calories coming from carbohydrates, 30% from protein, and 25% from fat (200 cals worth of fat, sweets, or alcohol).

Breakfast: 1/2 serving protein, 1 serving whole grain, 1 serving fruit

Snack: 1/2 protein, 1 fruit

Lunch: 1 protein, 1/2 whole grain, 1 vegetable

Snack: 1/2 protein, 1 fruit

Dinner: 1/2 protein, 1/2 whole grain, 2 vegetables

Daily calories: Multiply your body weight by 7 (apparently 6 on the "The Biggest Loser"). Recalculate for each 5 lbs lost.

Summary


Putting it all together, it goes like this:

Eat a healthy breakfast.
Include lean protein with all meals and snacks.
Have fruit and/or vegetables with every meal.
Drink water.
Eat every few hours.
Track calorie content of meals (stay within calorie range).
Keep active (at least 1 hr a day).
Plan meals, snacks, and exercise.
  


Negative food calories? Maybe.

Friday, November 28, 2008


The idea behind negative calories is that some foods are harder for your body to digest, requiring you to burn more calories than the food contains. Wouldn't that be great? You eat, and part of those calories disappear on your internal treadmill. Sounds too good to be true. Has there been any research? I'll have to check that out...

In the meantime, the "negative calorie" fruits and vegetables are a healthy group. They're generally low in calories, with fiber and other good things. This makes them good snacks or additions to a regular meal. Plus, I like to eat them...so here's to (maybe) the added benefit of revving up that treadmill!







Fruits:


apple
cranberries
grapefruit
lemon (juice)
mango
orange
papaya
pineapple
raspberries
strawberries
tangerines

Vegetables:


asparagus
beets
broccoli
cabbage (green)
carrot
cauliflower
celery
celery root
chicory
chili peppers (hot)
cucumbers
dandelion
endive
garden cress
garlic
green beans
lamb's lettuce
lettuce
onions
radishes
spinach
turnip
zucchini


  


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