Lost 36 lbs since Feb, 10 more to go until goal weight. Got an hour of Zumba ahead of me and some weight lifting (tiny, tiny, little tiny weights). It was fun stopping by but back to life, sitting still will kill you, the news says so.
Does anyone know if I should do cardio or weights first? I usually do cardio, guess it does not matter as long as I do it.
Good for you! Did you change your diet, too? I can't go "paleo" or whatever. Just eating smaller portions and allowing a cookie everyone once in a while coupled w/ eleptical and light weight training is working slowly but surely - though I only need to lost about 15-20 to get back to my fighting weight.
Appalled moving back here was bad bad bad! I never ate out this much in the 'lou. We don't eat at fast food joints either.
I was just feeling worse and worse, I exercised but just kept gaining. So I went to Weight Watchers. What a great plan, they just teach you how to eat the right way. I still have peanut butter and Ovaltine, regular cheese. I do eat very little bread and things made out of white flour and not a lot of sugar but if you want cream and sugar in your coffee no problem. Learned how to deal with eating out and it's working cause we still eat out a lot and I have not gained only lost since feb. Sunday I had a big bowl of steamed shrimp and clams and a beer and 2 bites of an Irish Whiskey Cake, still lost.
I do exercise 6 days a week, I mix it up, walking 8 miles a couple of times, Zumba, a little running or a combo of those. That became a first prority for me.
No way am I going back to fat, I have not been this committed to something since childbirth. Got rid of my fat clothes, can't afford too, I really have nothing to weat but that is a good thing.
Thanks Arwen, I didn't know that.
Squid if I ever get that brave you will get the first pics, the copy of my WW booklet with my weight loss in it stills stands LOL
Only thing I was not prepared for was all the negative feedback out here in my world. So just been blowing that off, but it's good to have the WW peeps for support. even if I don't say anything just something about being with them helps.
My SO not liking the less boobage and this is not the model (meaning type) he ordered ,(when we started dating this is the size I was!!) people saying "wait until you start eating again" after I explain how WW works. One relative took one look at me after not seeing me since Xmas and said nothing at all except "hi" then started posting all this fat is beautiful crap on FB, I hid her on there. The "you'll gain it back" and "don't lose anymore" comments. And yes you only live once over and over again.
Why can't people just be happy for oher people? The amount of it just took me by surprise is all.
Maybe the negative is good because it makes me more determined.
Oh, I understand about the negative stuff. I have so-called friends who haven't said one word about my 30-lb weight loss, but they like to talk about how much weight THEY have lost. Oh, and my mother loves to tell me how fat I was before, although she does say how great I look now.
My boss was inspired by me last year and joined weight watchers. She has done GREAT with it and has lost about the same amount I have.
So happy for you, FG . . . I also know about the "nothing to wear" issue. I finally now have plenty of stuff that fits me. Thankfully I saved my skinny summer skirts and shorts.
That's so crazy. I can see the subtle stuff - everyone wants a partner in crime when they're indulging in chocolate mousse cake or whatever - but some of that... ouch. Sorry - way to stick to your guns with what you want for yourself.
Maybe you get negative feedback because you havenīt been able to update your wardrobe? If you still use your previous clothes, you'll look like you have been through a disease or something... Just saying, it has happened to me in the past.
FG, it's great to hear you so happy. Don't let people upset you. I look at those comments, and I see them as a backlash against the extreme popularity of THIN. People are starting to swing the other way, and you know what happens when the pendulum of public thought swings. At first it swings a little too far. Oh....I'm not stating this very well. But people are starting to realize that all different body types are okay. And some people see weight loss as almost an affront to that. So I'm thinking they don't mean to hurt your feelings but are having trouble adjusting. They sound like they all love you and are unintentionally saying the wrong things. Try and think of it that way.
Xica I got some new stuff and the old stuff is packed up and mostly gone. I can't wear it even if I wanted to, to hangy. I almost lost my underwear walking the dog, so that is when everything got packed up.
Tam yeah I know that. I don't care what people look like, just if they are good peeps. This is just for me,. how I feel, my own health. I was like I don't smoke, drink much, do drugs...gee gotta be the weight.
Have to thank my WW Sponser for blah blah blah about how great WW is all the time. Thanks AC! Glad I haven't had to call you yet cause I am about to eat a pie at 2am. Also Arwen and DJ, thanks for lsitening.
BTW: Seesh how big do you guys want them? 38D right now headed to 36C, which is my usual normal. You know how hard it is to lug big ones around? Try it with some big giant balls trapped on. Not fun!
I have read over and over again that you should mix weight training with HIIT cardio to get the best results - HEAVY weights! No pink dumbbells!
I am following the workout plan right now from a book called the Female Body Breakthrough which was written by the wife of the guy who wrote "The New Rules of Lifting for Women" which is another popular book that I haven't read, but heard good things about it.
Sometimes I think I need a sponsor when it comes to food. I started a new job in January and a lot of clients visit the office 2-3 times a week and they buy them cookies, ice cream, candy..all types of shitty food when they visit then the leftovers get left in the kitchen for the employees. At my last job once in a while there was bad stuff like a birthday cake or stuff around the holidays but it is around all the time at my new job and it's hard to take one bite.
They buy cookies for clients (and sometimes us) all the time from a famous bakery nearby called Levain Bakery. The cookies look like this and they are my diet downfall -