Happy May Day to all my favorite losers. How’s everyone doing? Nobody had started a new thread yet so I decided to put on my big girl panties and go for it.
For reference, here is the link to last month’s thread. Happy losing everyone!
I’m experiencing a bit of a setback this week with a cold/sinus infection/allergies/or whatever the damn hell it is. I still did half an hour on the elliptical plus some weight training (I couldn’t do everything) yesterday but it was tough. There’s no way I’ll make it today. The good news is that I weighed 171 this morning, my lowest in about five years. The bad news is that I felt sorry for myself last night and ate some potato chips. Eh, a few won’t kill me.
I lost another 1.5lbs this week, making a total of 17lbs since the middle of January. At the moment, my loss is quite steady at once a pound or two per week and whilst I might wish it was quicker, I’m pleased that it’s all going in the right direction.
This weekend I have to go and buy an outfit for a wedding later this month so for once I’m almost looking forward to it.
One to two pounds a week is spot on for healthy weight loss. Any more than that, and chances are you’re going to gain it back. It’s hard to be patient though, isn’t it? I’ve only been losing about half a pound a week, but it’s coming off, so I can’t complain too much. Have fun shopping!
I love Sparkpeople.com! Since I started, I’ve lost six pounds, I’m keeping track of my calories, and I’m more motivated to go the the gym. I’m using the food scale to measure out portions, and I’m being very careful what I order in restaurants.
I’m beginning to think I may actually have a handle on this now. I’ve been able to tighten the belt on one of my pants by one hole.
My name at SparkPeople is the same as it is here…so add me as a friend if you haven’t already done so!
You have to create a SparkPage. There’s a lot of fun stuff, and I’ve signed up for several daily e-mails. Did you know that a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder has less calories than a McDonald’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich, no mayo? Shocker, huh? But that’s stuff I’ve learned.
I stalked you by going to ivylass’s Sparkpage and added you as a friend. Just in case you’re wondering who that strange person was who added you. For anyone else who’s planning to join Spark, I’m vsquist if you want to add me as a friend. If not, that’s fine too. I’ll just be crying in the corner. If we get enough people from SDMB to join, we could even start our own Spark team.
ETA: I’ve also lost six pounds since joining Spark. I’ve lost eight since joining the gym in February.
Okay, I just joined sparkpeople. I was going to keep track of this whole thing on my blog but I think it might become tedious. I also like being able to see whether or not I met my activity minute goals.
The only downside is that since I eat mostly Indian food or stuff I make myself (I have a super healthy breakfast muffin recipe) nothing comes up on the food calculator for me. Does that mean I should basically calculate the points myself (most likely an approximation) and enter everything?
I’m going to go ahead and order a couple of bikinis from Victoria’s Secret to keep myself motivated.
Since I’m on the last stubborn pounds of tummy pooch (I’m reasonably happy with how I look, I think I look nice in my clothes currently, I’d like to be a bit more confident near-naked on a beach) I’m working on interval training.