Joined December 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
145.0 lb
Lost so far: 6.2 lb

Current Weight
138.8 lb
Performance: losing 0.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
125.0 lb
Still to go: 13.8 lb
I'm 5'6", and 145 lbs. I've set my goal for 120, but that might just be wishful thinking. Even when I was super skinny in high school was around 115, when I wasn't working out. With muscle I probably won't be 120. But my goal isn't so much the number, as much as what I looked like when I was 120lbs.

All growing up I was SUPER skinny. Especially when I was younger. I looked like a starving child even though I ate like crazy. I never had to worry about my weight at all until my senior year in high school/college. I gained about 10-15 pounds, but I never worried about what I looked like, because that was just about right for me. By the time I hit my mid twenties though, I had gotten up to 145. That's when I freaked and started working out a lot. At my skinniest I was down to about 127. But then I got married, and got fat-n-happy. Now in my late 20's I'm back up to 145. This is not acceptable. I am just not going to buy a new wardrobe to fit my new found flab. The flab has got to go.

Goodbye, flab. Don't let the door hit ya on the way out.

ChildofHope's Weight History


last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: gaining 0.1 lb a week Up
last weighin: N/A Up

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Weight Gain and working out
Yeah this always happens to me when I start working out. I always gain weight. But at the same time, I can tell that I look a little skinnier. I take my measurements now, as a more accurate measure of my progress. Bicep, waist, hips, bust, and thigh.

If you're worried that you're actually getting bigger, I would start by taking your measurements, keep doing what you're doing, then wait a week or two and take them again. That will tell you better than your scale.
posted 15 Mar 2012, 10:55
Only Walking
I mostly walk when I work out. But the trick is to stay within your target heart rate. If it doesn't feel like you are working hard when you walk, then you need to up your workout. You don't have to go hard all the time, but put spurts of running in there. Making your heartrate rise and fall several times throughout your workout actually helps to burn more calories, plus, it's good for your heart.

The best way to burn a LOT more calories and work harder when you walk, without having to run all the time, is to walk on an incline. If you are walking outside, that means finding big hills. If you are walking on a treadmill, raise that incline up until you feel like it is difficult. If you can do your whole workout at a certain level, then it's time to up the incline. That's what I do, and so far for me, it's working.

Hope that helps!
posted 13 Oct 2009, 11:04
peanut butter nutty buddy
Oh! that IS exciting! I just wrote a very sad journal entry today about having a funeral for the peanut butter in my diet....that USED to be in my diet....sad. I adore pb so much. I will go looking for that stuff!
posted 30 Sep 2009, 11:47
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Started working out again, for real. Doing it consistently. In about a week I've lost 3 inches total, and a few pounds. I can't really be sure how much ...

16 March 2012

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