Joined August 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
209.0 lb
Lost so far: 20.0 lb

Current Weight
189.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
160.0 lb
Still to go: 29.0 lb

RunningMC's Weight History


last weighin: steady Steady

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How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I'm trying to limit myself to once a week. To do this, I had to have my son hide our scale at home. I'd find myself on it a few times a day. Ridiculous. So, now I only weigh at the Y, and much of my workout is outside now, so I'm not there every day.
posted 21 Aug 2010, 10:11
Cottage Cheese
I don't like the sweet adds to cottage cheese. My favorite way to eat it is more like a salad, adding copped tomatoes, green onions, salt and pepper. It's wonderful. I can eat just that, or eat that as a side with a meal. We have it at holiday dinners. Smile
posted 21 Aug 2010, 10:08
New to exercise/No loss of weight! Help!!
I never thought about going back through weeks of the C25k program. I'm sure that's a way I can keep going and not quit because I won't be ready for the longer runs yet. Naiomy, that's so terrific you're jogging the 25 minutes. I'll be so delighted if/when I get there. And, I do go to the Y, so having a trainer work with me is a wonderful idea.

Where do I go to code my weight loss to show up like some of yours do at the bottom of your posts? I'm not nearly as far on my journey, but I think seeing it more often will be motivating--at least, it will be once I get past this stall in losing that I've hit. I have ideas now through your posts, so I feel motivated again to try some new things.
posted 07 Aug 2010, 11:31
New to exercise/No loss of weight! Help!!
I never realized that I may not be eating enough, or not the right foods. It looks like, now that I look into it that way, I'm too high on carbs and too low on protein, for one thing. Also, maybe I need to look at healthy snacks. Any wonderful ideas? I teach at a college, so I'm on my feet, but also at my desk a lot. Easy to fix, non-messy things are better for me.

Also, I have to agree with the idea that starting to gain more energy is a big plus here. I still have a long ways to go, but I am starting to feel a difference.

I'm doing the Couch to 5K program. that's the running program. I begin Week 4 next week. Right now, I haven't quite been able to keep up with the levels of running. It looks so simple on the sheet, but it's much harder. One is my right knee. I'm now doing strengthening for it but having to ice it and take something for the pain. Two, and actually probably more critical, is that I seem to have zero lung capacity. About a year and a half ago, I even had all kinds of tests done thinking it might be heart or something. Nope--just lack of health and need of exercise. Geez. Anyway, I need my knee to cooperate eventually so that I can push the lungs a little more fully. But, for now, I'll just keep going at it and just do the pace I can as I continue to get healthier.

Any more ideas, please post. These previous posts have been very helpful, so I hope they help others as well!
posted 07 Aug 2010, 09:54
New to exercise/No loss of weight! Help!!
Okay, I joined this for new ideas and to try not to get discouraged. Here's my story. I did a weight loss challenge earlier this summer and lost 10 pounds (I need to lose another 40, so it's not that big of an achievement, but it's a start). After that ended, there was a beginner's running program starting and I joined. I've never done anything like it before. Right now, my knees don't like me much, so it's making me walk more than run, but I'm not quitting. So, I'm doing this 3 mornings a week--I sweat, yes sweat, terribly because I'm so out of shape--and I've recently added time at the Y (at least a few times a week). At the Y, I do a somewhat light workout on machines for core muscles and 30 minutes on the treadmill. Anyway, all this is new to me, and I've NOT LOST. I could just die. I'm still not snacking, watching what I eat, etc. How can I not be losing? I don't want to get discouraged because I have so far to my goal. I need more energy, so I feel very committed to doing this the right way--through better eating habits and exercise. Any help is greatly appreciated!
posted 07 Aug 2010, 07:50
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