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Re: Pound-A-Week Club
« Reply #1575 on: September 25, 2019, 12:48:33 am »
We are back from vacation. I will weigh myself tomorrow morning. We went to Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure. Since part of the event is trick-or-treating at Disney, I returned home with a bag of candy and a chocolate covered caramel apple decorated as the Evil Queen. (3/4ths of said apple was my dinner tonight as DH ate 1/4.) This is not going to be helpful in losing weight but I only ate 4 of the small packets today. I kept tracking my food; the travel days were actually worse than the Disney days.

I had not posted here much the past few years due to stressful events in life. Back in 2016, my oldest granddaughter was in an accident that resulted in broken bones and spinal cord injuries. My mom fell and broke her hip. While spending time at the hospitals that year, I gained over 20 pounds. Early in 2017 DH's father passed away and just before Christmas that year his mother also died. In 2018, my mother's cancer metastasized into the bones of her spine. She had been living with my sister since she broke her hip. By the end of the year, she started home hospice as her doctors could no longer prescribe strong enough pain medications. She passed away from a stroke in May of this year. At about the same time, DH was also having stressful issues on his side of the family. DH and I have been doing what we can but have had to let a lot of things slide just to deal with life. I am amazed, that as a stress eater, my weight has stayed approximately in a 10 pound range after the initial 20 pound gain.

About 3 weeks ago things calmed down a bit. I started tracking my food intake again. Yesterday I started rereading this thread, initially to find the location of the weight tracking tool that I had been using (Hacker's Diet Online), but then for inspiration. I entered the nearly two years of weight data from my WiiFit into the online tool.

I am excited to be getting back on track and am looking forward to weighing in later this morning.
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1576 on: September 25, 2019, 11:02:41 am »
    Weigh in for the week ending 25 September 2019: NO  ;D

    I only gained 0.2 pounds on vacation and DH gained 1 more pound than I did so I still weigh less than DH. I ate all the treats that I wanted and had a great time!

    I now think that the weight gain over the past few years was just so that I could fit the Mim description of "obese".  ;D

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1577 on: September 30, 2019, 04:42:51 pm »
    A few days ago, I posted the following on my Facebook page:
    The past few years have had some stressful times for me and my family. I am a stress eater if I am not especially careful. A few weeks ago I started tracking what I am eating again. I entered the last couple years of weight data from my WiiFit into the Hacker's Diet online tool that I used previously. While I regained about half of the weight that I lost in 2012-2015, the past two years settled into a lower stable weight than the years when I worked at a desk. My next goal is to once again go below the obese/overweight boundary and then not go above it again. I am currently meeting my goal of weighing less than Raymond but I expect him to keep that challenging. 😉



    I have now gone on record with my friends about my weight goal.  :D

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1578 on: October 01, 2019, 02:15:41 pm »
    My weight is not going down anymore with my routine walk and eating. I don't plan to diet as long as it doesn't go up. I need to follow my breathing routine more closely. Good luck to all.

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1579 on: October 02, 2019, 05:56:42 am »
    Weigh in for the week ending 2 October 2019: YES (by both scale and trend line  :))

    No special "weight loss diet", just portion control, tracking everything I eat, and mostly good choices. I still have candy from Oogie Boogie Bash but am eating it a few pieces a day, when I truly want it. Knowing tiny fun size pieces are at home seems to be stopping me from eating full size bars at work. Often, I forget by the time I get home. ;D
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1580 on: October 08, 2019, 08:58:59 am »
    Weigh in for the week ending 8 October 2019: YES (by both scale and trend line  :)) Still meeting my goal of weighing less than DH.  ;)

    I know that I am a day early but I am going to be away from my scale for the next few days as I will be working nights and staying at my mom's house.

    I have now been entering everything that I eat into the Lose It! app for 35 days in a row. Over that time I have averaged 235 calories a day over the budget suggested by the app for a goal of losing a half pound a week. However I have not been entering my exercise and, since I am using the free version, I cannot set that my lifestyle is not sedentary. Over that time I have lost about a half pound a week so I will continue my current plan of not worrying about going over the calorie budget.

    Small changes over time and no guilt! PAW goals!
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1581 on: October 08, 2019, 09:17:49 am »
    ...
    Still, your approach does seem the healthiest and easiest to sort of stick with in regards to caloric restriction. You only need to run a slight deficit every day to meet your goal and, even if you don't reach it, it's not a big deal because it's "only" a pound.

    Seven years, though. Have you been trying to do this consistently over this time? What's the "status report" so to speak thus far?
    I have not been doing this consistently but in 8 years that I have been in this group I am now 25 pounds lighter than when I started. When I am consistent with the group I tend to average a bit over half a pound a week. That works fine for me.
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1582 on: October 15, 2019, 05:50:39 am »
    Weigh in for the week ending 15 October 2019: NO by the scale but YES by the trend line. My weight is now about 2 pounds below the trend line and I hope to stay below the trend line as long as possible. I am still meeting my goal of weighing less than DH but he is catching up (down?) to me. ;)
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1583 on: October 24, 2019, 09:41:56 am »
    Weigh in for the week ending 24 October 2019: NO by the scale but YES by the trend line. I am still meeting my goal of weighing less than DH but just barely.

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1584 on: November 01, 2019, 09:58:26 am »
    Weigh in for the week ending 1 November 2019: NO by the scale but YES by the trend line. I am not currently meeting my goal of weighing less than DH.

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1585 on: November 02, 2019, 11:02:22 am »
    Weigh in for week ending 11/02/19: NO

    I have been losing/gaining the same three pounds for a year...frustrating

    Well done Anna.  I like your measuring system.
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1586 on: November 04, 2019, 08:03:47 am »
    Thanks, NapCat. The trend chart lets me focus on trends and associate changes with life events or changes. That way I can still weigh myself nearly every day and not focus on the scale number but catching detrimental eating or exercise changes before they get out of control. The weight challenge is fun and is good for both of us. (I now weigh less than DH by 0.2 pounds! Now he will probably exercise a bit more and I will have an easier time saying no to candy. Ice cream, however it will still be hard to say no to.) All three make it easier for me to focus on posting at least one YES. :)

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1587 on: November 04, 2019, 09:30:29 am »
    The last couple of months have been good. I've been eating sensibly and getting plenty of exercise (walking). I've been losing about a pound to a pound and a half almost every week. Trying not to get too excited about it, just hoping the trend will continue.
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1588 on: November 05, 2019, 08:36:07 am »
    I am happy and excited for you, Linjeakel.

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1589 on: November 05, 2019, 09:58:27 am »
    I am happy and excited for you, Linjeakel.

    Thank you!

    I'm trying not to make too much of it as I know how easily these things can change, how quickly impetus just seems to drain away. But I'm feeling positive mentally, at least as far as this is concerned, and I think that's helping a lot. I'm trying for a similar trend as you - small changes over time, a change in lifestyle as opposed to being "on a diet" and at the moment it seems to be working.

    Are you still managing to weigh less than you husband? Does it help to have a fellow traveller who you want to keep up with?

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1590 on: November 05, 2019, 10:49:19 am »
    Linjeakel, today I weigh over a pound (even over half a kilo) more than my husband. This morning he weighed 1.1 pounds less  than yesterday morning while I weighed about half a pound more than yesterday morning. I always weigh myself first thing in the morning after visiting the bathroom. Even then, on a daily basis, weight is variable, which is why I pay more attention to the trend line. (I am still about a pound under my trend line.) I also refuse to "diet" and focus more on being fit enough to do all I want to do and enjoy eating healthy foods.

    Most of our married life, my husband has weighed less than me.  He was naturally thin until middle age. I found that the best way to encourage him to lose weight was to weigh less than him. ;) It does help me a bit to want to weigh less than him but it helps me even more to want to encourage him to lose weight. He sees it as a challenge. I see it as a lifetime goal.

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1591 on: November 11, 2019, 08:59:56 am »
    Weigh in for the week ending 11 November 2019: YES by the scale, YES by the trend line, and YES for the goal of weighing less than DH!

    I have been a bit more active but also ate my GF butterscotch brownies the past couple days and was definitely NOT under my recommended calorie budget. (I am rarely under my calorie budget according to Lose It!) I mainly enter what I eat so that I am eating consciously.
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1592 on: November 12, 2019, 09:59:33 am »
    Weigh in for the week ending 11 November 2019: YES by the scale, YES by the trend line, and YES for the goal of weighing less than DH!

    Well done!

    My biggest problem at the moment is getting enough exercise - now that the winter weather is upon us, trying to get out walking without getting soaked to the skin is proving difficult. Never having done much walking in previous years I just don't have the wet weather gear for doing it in comfort. I don't want to spend money on a waterproof coat which (I hope!) won't fit me after this winter. But not walking enough really does have a significant effect on my weight loss levels. I guess I'm just going to have to get wet!   :o :(

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1593 on: November 12, 2019, 11:20:43 am »
    This morning I stepped on the scale and it showed that I weigh1.1 pounds (half a kilo!) more than yesterday morning. That just goes to show how deceiving a single weight measurement can be. I know that I cannot possibly have put on a pound of fat on in 24 hours, even if I did eat a couple brownies and a caramel sunday. I know that most of that weight is water weight as I did a hilly 5K race on Sunday and my thigh muscles are still aching!

    Linjeakel, have you considered a rain poncho with a hood or are those not available where you are? One advantage is they don't really have a size other than for height (adult or child). I got mine in the camping section of a local store. They are often fairly inexpensive as they are intended for occasional use. I maybe use mine once or twice a year but then I live in a desert and usually enjoy getting wet when it rains. ;D

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1594 on: November 13, 2019, 07:57:15 am »
    Linjeakel, have you considered a rain poncho with a hood or are those not available where you are? One advantage is they don't really have a size other than for height (adult or child). I got mine in the camping section of a local store. They are often fairly inexpensive as they are intended for occasional use. I maybe use mine once or twice a year but then I live in a desert and usually enjoy getting wet when it rains. ;D

    Hmmm... that's actually not a bad idea... I must look into it. :D

    I live in the UK so for about two thirds of the year, rain is the default setting. And it will probably be cold from now till at least May. Wet AND cold is not a good combination. :(
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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1595 on: November 22, 2019, 10:19:25 am »
    For the week ending 22 November 2019, NO by the scale, YES by the trend line, and YES for the challenge with DH.

    This will be my last PAW report as an employee of another company. My next PAW report will be as a very busy retired person. I will be working on getting tired as often as possible. I will be re-tired over and over again. ;D

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1596 on: November 29, 2019, 08:57:23 am »
    For the week ending 29 November 2019: NO by the scale, NO by the trend line, YES for for weighing less than DH!

    I am very happy that the day after eating everything that I wanted on Thanksgiving, I essentially weigh what I weighed last week. Yes, I know that yesterday's calories will take a few days to show on the scale and there are still desserts left to eat today and tomorrow but I enjoyed myself, I am happy that I didn't go overboard, and I did ok in the 5K Turkey Trot race yesterday. ;D

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1597 on: December 06, 2019, 08:21:07 am »
    For the week ending 6 December 2019: NO by the scale, NO by the trend line, NO for for weighing less than DH.

    I am still very happy that the week after eating everything that I wanted on Thanksgiving and left overs the folliwing days that I essentially weigh about what I weighed a couple weeks ago. I am back to eating normally. Now to lose a pound or two before the next big eating holiday in a couple weeks. ;D
    « Last Edit: December 06, 2019, 08:22:38 am by Annalog »

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1598 on: December 11, 2019, 02:33:56 pm »
    I have learned that cutting portion is difficult because you feel hungry. Changing to the foods that make you feel full works for me.Fruits and Veges not only fill the stomach but are healthy and low in calories. I try to weigh everyday at the same time in the morning.

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    Re: Pound-A-Week Club
    « Reply #1599 on: December 14, 2019, 08:16:59 am »
    For the week ending 14 December 2019: YES by the scale, YES by the trend line, YES for for weighing less than DH.

    I am very happy that I have met all three goals! I am back to weighing what I did two days before Thanksgiving.  ;D I have been getting less exercise since I retired due to not walking at work and spending most of my time at home sitting at the sewing machine sewing Christmas aprons for family and a couple friends. However, I have been so focused while sewing that I have not been hungry. This week has had a few two meal days. :D

    I have lost weight eating several meals a day and I have list weight eating one or two meals a day. It seems to be mostly calories in vs calories out for me. ;)
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