Joined May 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
185.8 lb
Lost so far: 6.4 lb

Current Weight
179.4 lb
Performance: losing 0.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
155.0 lb
Still to go: 24.4 lb

mmpearce's Weight History

mmpearce's Latest Member Challenges

  Healthy Weight Loss Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 15 Apr 13
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  Track, Work Out, Loose Weight 2.0
status: Completed
ended: 05 Aug 12
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last weighin: gaining 0.2 lb a week Up

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Where is everyone from?
I'm in Cambridge, Mass. Do all my shopping at Whole Foods (meat & produce mostly), Trader Joe's (everything except produce), and currently during the summer receiving a CSA box with veggies. When I'm at work downtown I eat lunch at mostly SE asian food trucks, which are reasonably healthy and cheap-ish ($6-7 for lunch). We spend a lot on groceries, but I figure anything that isn't delivery is a step in the right direction for health and budget. Besides, childcare expenses generally dwarf food spending so I hardly notice.

And I'm also a software engineer!
posted 26 Sep 2014, 12:21
goal weight!
Congrats! That is so fantastic. And in a mere 7 months!
posted 14 May 2014, 11:51
I recently stumbled upon this site of author Gretchen Rubin. She is writing about habits these days. I find that habits are an extremely important part of changing my eating and exercising life.

She has written about some case studies which this community might find helpful. I especially love this one:

Personally, I am getting in the habit of bringing gym clothes to work and scheduling exercise classes at the gym next door on my work calendar. And also getting in the habit of getting only the healthiest lunches when I am downtown at work. Like, I can go to the brown rice bowl SE Asian place, but I will NOT allow myself to go to the very appealing looking sub shop for lunch. Because my dinners always vary and once in a while we might have subs for dinner, but if I fall into a steak and cheese sub habit for lunch, I will be doomed!
posted 21 Apr 2014, 11:45
Purchase equipment or gym?
If you are new to strength training, you might find classes at the gym helpful. My gym has a class called Les Mills Body Pump, which is like a weight lifting class for total beginners. It's probably a little different than what you might do on your own on the gym floor, but will introduce some good form, etc.

In general, I find that I work *much* harder in a class (no matter what kind of class) than on my own at home or at the gym, so I attempt to go to classes whenever I can.
posted 21 Apr 2014, 11:37
At home exercise
Pinterest is a good idea. Thanks! I found some little routine lists that I think I could do. I suspect not quite as good at keeping me on track as a video, but worth a try.
posted 20 Feb 2014, 08:49
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16 June 2014

I have kept up the exercise, but stopped logging food and overate. Boo. Back on the wagon.
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14 April 2014

I have gotten in a decent exercise habit, but keep over eating. One change at a time, I guess.
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