Challenge Forum: How is everyone doing?

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Posted: 02 Jun 2012, 10:28
Your Captain has been very busy this voyage and has not had the energy to wander the ship to often offering up encouragement individually. I apologize for that.

But I do want to hear how you are doing so drop by my cabin or post a report here.

Even though I have been working hard physically at work I have gained weight this voyage. Mainly due to beer consumption, but I have been eating too much as well.....Looks like I will be forking out 50 bucks to our First mate whom I have a bet with...Shock lol

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Posted: 03 Jun 2012, 17:05
I am doing okay...seems like I am on a plateau. Hard to give up the ice mocha's everyday, but am managing. I don't know what I will do when it is really hot out this summer and I am jonesing for one daily.

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Posted: 04 Jun 2012, 00:53
The lifestyle change thingy is looking like hard work. Trying to keep within my limits is more than a bit challenging. Thing is, unless I make better choices throughout the day, I cannot have any treats. Sigh! That doesn't help when I have a boxful of treats available in my fridge.

The best thing about all this is the fact that I really feel like I'm doing something. So, if I lose weight, I will know that I deserve it. And any failure, there are bound to be some of those too, would hopefully help pinpoint areas I need to improve upon.

And this is all thanks to logging all food here. All thanks to you captain! Very Happy

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Posted: 04 Jun 2012, 01:01

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Posted: 04 Jun 2012, 05:42
Thank You for this challenge, I'm doing great so far. Being accountable has really helped, it makes me think before I put anything in my mouth. Eating healthier than ever and the fear of the sharks circling below have kept me honest.

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Posted: 04 Jun 2012, 06:58
I have been doing very well,but now I've fallen into my first plateau! And I do not like it!! I was very excited yesterday morning when I got on the scale, almost to a place where I have not been in about 4 years...sooooooo geeked, but when I weighed to day up a pound(& a bit) from yesterday...grrrrrrrrr... None the less I will drink all my water today, along w/just the food I in. I know this works, and I will keep doing well!! Life is good, sometimes not easy but always good!

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Posted: 04 Jun 2012, 17:20
After starting and screwing up diets over the last few years, this one is sticking! Logging my food really helps me to stay in the RDI I set. Not to mention it's a great guilt detterent. I give myself about a day a week to be a little more relaxed and it hasn't seem to hurt my diet any. I've given up wine for vodka and crystal light to cut calories. I also added No Sugar added Fudgecicles for when I feel like I need a chocolate fix. (Only 40 Calories.) My first real challenge to my diet is coming up so we'll see how it goes.
The Blue Box

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Posted: 06 Jun 2012, 15:50
I'm doing great with logging in everything I eat, even if I've been over my RDI lately... Embarassed (bad me) But by logging everything I can look at what I had to eat the previous day. If I'm up a pound, I can say, “Gee self, I really shouldn't have had that extra helping of Peanut Butter. It was delicious at the time, but was it really worth it?”

I'm glad everyone else is doing well! And if you’re at a plateau, try looking back at your diet calendar and see if there is anything you can tweak. Also, look at other people's diet calendars and see what is working for them.

That's one of the things I really enjoy about this challenge, being able to view other peoples information to see what is working for them and try to make it work for me. Very Happy

Keep up the great work everyone!

I think you call me … Sexy.

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Posted: 06 Jun 2012, 21:14
I totally agree! I love viewing the food diary of someone doing well because I get good ideas for options for me. I love logging because I can plan meals ahead of time and know exactly what I can eat throughout the day. That way, I do not make any impulsive choices!
If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.

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Posted: 07 Jun 2012, 12:47
I have been doing great except for this past week. I have been so on the go this past 10 days we have been eating out A LOT! And even though I am choosing the vegetarian meals, they are still very high in fat compared to homemade. And I am feeling it. I have been having really bad headaches everyday and not sleeping well again!

Plus when I eat out more then 2 times a week or so, I get cravings! Why is that? So now I find myself munching more at home. And yes it may be on healthy things like a WHOLE avocado or many handfuls of whole grain tortillas or nuts, but they are not so healthy for my weight when I eat a 1/2 a cup of nuts! LOL!

Anyway, I have found myself feeling a little bit more in control the last couple days so we shall see how this week goes.

Still logging everything which helps me a ton! And being involved in this group is helping me to want to log even when I screw up! And I am back to planning my weekly menu and cooking more this week.

Glad to see so many of you doing great. Keep up the good work!


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Posted: 07 Jun 2012, 15:16
WOW! Congrats to everyone!

Your firstmate is STRUGGLING! I have hit a plateau - my (skinny) physician tells me to be patient and ride it out. "you will start to lose again" Ya ok...WHEN?!? I have $50.00 invested in my losing and I really do not want to have to fork that money over to the Captain! I am losing soooooo slowly it is painful.

I plan on living forever…so far, so good Smile.

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Posted: 07 Jun 2012, 19:39
I'm really struggling this voyage. I've had some major setbacks with things happening with my family and it's really messed me up. I also lost some of my motivation with the stress going on. Pretty much everything is cleared up now, everyone out of the hospital and that sort of thing, so I'm hoping to get back on track.

I started my weight loss journey on January 10, 2012 - and this is what I have accomplished so far:

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Posted: 09 Jun 2012, 12:24
Great input by everyone of you...

And your money is safe and you have nothing to worry about Slimatlast .. I have been very busy and yet the scale has been going the wrong direction for me this leg of the voyage...Arrrg!

Someone best hide the key to the beer locker for

Carry on crew!

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Posted: 09 Jun 2012, 21:32
I think I have just overcome my Plateau this week even after a very tough week at work. Here's hoping I can stay the course.

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Posted: 11 Jun 2012, 05:06
For one I feel like sticking to a plateau for months now. Then the reduced RDI of 2100 kcal/day is really starting to hurt. All the good stuff that I like is becoming an increasing percentage of the RDI that I must start to figure out ways to cut back. For instance instead of 100g Cerial only 70g and instead of 2dl Milk only 1.8dl. It starts to hurt. On the other hand I hope that I reach 101.5 kg by the end of this month. That would mean that I lost 50% of my set goal in 6 months. Though I do not yet see that happening. Oh yes, one thing more. I had the habit to work-out 1h on my crosstrainer on levels 10 - 14. Now, due to an increasing heart-rate I had to reduce the levels to 8 - 11. I am not quite sure what happened, but on the other hand I am glad that I still continue to exercise.

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Posted: 27 Jun 2012, 12:16
I've been finding it easier to stick to my RDI since I finished reading the Eat Clean Diet Stripped book. It's not actually a diet but a way of living & eating--healthy carbs, proteins every meal, healthy fats, etc. I got to have BREAD with almond butter as a snack--I was in heaven!! I just started really getting into this and the days I've followed it, I can't believe how full I am all day. Plus, it's helping me learn what are better foods to choose so when like now I'm on a business trip, I can choose better. Also, it shows me that I still can--and need to--eat healthy carbs and fats. This makes me feel like I'm not missing anything. Plus, I'm finding that I'm not as sleepy in the afternoons when I eat better at lunch, a huge, huge thing for me.

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Posted: 27 Jun 2012, 22:11
Sounds all good Smile))

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Posted: 29 Jun 2012, 20:55
I have been really struggling the last few weeks. Got a lot of stuff going on in life and just doing a ton of emotionally eating. My calories have been closer to 1500 calories a day instead of my 1200 and I have not been doing my normal exercise routine. OK, everyone send me some "back on track thought waves" please.

However, I do feel better then I have felt in years. More energy, less pain in joints etc. I know I am eating a ton healthier.

I did accomplish to get rid of ALL processed foods in my house over this past month. I have only 1 box of mac and cheese left in the house. Everything we eat (except when eating out and store bought whole wheat crackers) is fresh and homemade. I am trying to get some good cracker recipes, but so far...yuck! Anything we buy now has to have less then 8 ingredients listed

And eating a vegetarian really makes me feel great. It makes me have to cook instead of eating out so much like we use to before this voyage! So I know I have accomplished a lot on this voyage, I just wish the scale would show a more drastic change! Lets see if I can get myself off the emotional eating roller coaster and back on track for this last week and loose a couple pounds.
The Blue Box

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Posted: 30 Jun 2012, 04:02
NutBugs1 I'm sorry you've been struggling with your calorie intake.

It's times like these that I think about "Non-Scale Victories" (NSV) and I define them as progress you see that isn't dictated by the scale. For example, getting rid of all processed food in your house, that is a amazing NSV and extremely healthy for you and your family.

I'm sure there are things you can do now that you weren't able to before. Whether it's whipping up a healthy recipe in no time flat or walking up an extra flight of stairs.

Try and think about the positive and everything will fall into place. And I'm sending you back on track thought waves as I type, not that you'll need them! Smile

I think you call me … Sexy.

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Posted: 01 Jul 2012, 17:52
sorry I haven't been posting. I haven't been doing well this challenge, have gained 5.6 lbs (although I lost 2 lbs this week). I was diagnosed as hypothyroid in April and that doesn't help, but my eating has been HORRIBLE so I can't blame it ALL on hypothyroidism. Doing well this week so far and last, so that's always good. I also have been having issues with tracking on this site, for some reason I HAVE to track using the Mobile App rather than straight into the site. not sure why??? I track Daily on and then transfer them here using the app, but that's a PITA.
Started South Beach Diet Phase 1 on 12/30/12. I *WILL* get to goal this time!