January 2019-Accountability Thread!

Discussion in 'Fit Pad' started by AnneofAlamo, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    oh @A-M perhaps in February, I could do something like that..let me muse on it...MOC is a bit of a time taker in January, but I like the idea!
     
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  2. Pachimac

    Pachimac Shhhh! You're disturbing the books

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    Part of my issue was also that I had very high ( I mean VERY high ) triglycerides and cholesterol, and high blood pressure and I was petrified of a stroke. I got my blood work done after a year and my numbers were WAY lower and my cholesterol was below 170 when it normally ran about 250. I was so thrilled that I find myself slipping and eating things I shouldn't. It's obvious that's what I'm doing. I'm not clueless - I just don't know how to get back to that point where NOTHING would keep me from my daily walk! Now I just want to stay inside wrapped around hubby on the couch. I don't want to miss a minute with him. SOOO - I guess I need to think about how if I am not healthy, we won't live as long?
     
  3. Chippi

    Chippi Those chicken nuggets are just waiting to attack

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    Yes! I am totally in for some accountability!!

    I need to start reducing my portion sizes again. Extra large meals all the time over Christmas and such have made my pants too tight...

    I also need to make sure I am moving more during the day, not just an exercise session. I love FitBit's 250+ steps per hours challenge.

    Speaking of FitBit, I have reduced my step goal (again) from 10k down to 5k. I found myself getting really de-motivated when day after day I would not make the goal. So I set it back down to 5k and if I could manage that each day for a week I would put it up 500 steps.

    Lastly I need to make sure I am actually exercising. My main options at the moment are two video games, because I am home with the kids while they are off school, and we have to be careful going for walks because the UV is so high so early in the day. Anyway.. One is the virtual reality game Beat Saber (see below) and the other is Just Dance 2019. They are both great workouts, especially arms and midsection. Today I did around 40 minutes of Just Dance and I was sweating!!
    This is a video of Beat Saber. It is kind of epic.


    I had a very similar experience. Not quite strangers, but in the space of a week 3 different people told me that I need to start putting myself first and say no to others more often. It definitely hit home.
     
  4. southernmother

    southernmother Headed to SB for some cold brew & coconut milk

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    I'm in! I have been extremely sick in December and spent half of the month in the hospital and the rest in my own bed (oh the joys of having a compromised immune system) so I'm really out of shape exercise-wise. I have the clear to return to my workout routine so tonight was my first night back at PiYo since right after Thanksgiving. It felt amazing but was hard! I'm down to 164 from 196 - which isn't bad considering I have almost died twice in the last month and have not worked out since Thanksgiving - (I was 196 on my first day at the gym 09/10/2018) and I have instructions from my medical team to lose a minimum of another 30 lbs. I'm 5'1 so my goal range is 100-130. I eat low carb and work out daily so i know I'll meet my goal. I intend to reach it by April 1.
     
  5. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    I'm in. I'm not so concerned about my weight as I am in getting back into my daily stretching, core workouts and planks. I just weighed myself (It's almost midnight) and I weigh 151.6 which is about what my set point is. I've been battling extremely high hyperthyroidism for the last 3 years. I was on a lot of medication and lost over 30 pounds, but now it's finally normalized and I take 1/2 pill a day at opposed to 5 of them previously. So, while my thyroid was trying to normalize, my weight went up to 165!! I freaked, but my specialist wasn't concerned. She said it was just trying to normalize and it would. I'm pretty much back to where I was before this all started.

    So, I drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, wear my Apple watch with my step tracker and pulse monitor on it and I don't eat after about 7 PM. Nothing but water and a cup of Sleepy Time Tea right before I go to bed.

    I need incentive to get back to my workouts.
     
  6. FarrahJobling

    FarrahJobling FarrahJobling

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    WOW Anne! Congratulations!!!
     
  7. FarrahJobling

    FarrahJobling FarrahJobling

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    I'm starting fresh this month! Wish me luck LOL
     
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  8. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    we can do it @FarrahJobling !! I am staying the same (good thing) but am gonna have to step up my exercise time and cardio to drop this next 10 pounds!!!
    lots of water intake woot
    grands here all week and new grand being born Thursday (I'm in room) so the time is evaporating!!!
     
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  9. FarrahJobling

    FarrahJobling FarrahJobling

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    WOW...double congrats!!!! SO much new happenings in your life since we last caught up!
     
  10. BevG

    BevG If I can't remember it, it didn't happen

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    Is happy to report that the extra 2 pounds from Christmas are gone. Now onto the regular stuff.
     
  11. QuiltyMom

    QuiltyMom Practically Perfect in Every Way

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    I need to loose 10 pounds, but it's going to take me longer than 3 months due to my silly dietary restrictions. I need to eat a certain amount of calories and drink enough liquids that I don't feel lightheaded. People look at me and say that I don't need to loose the weight (aka. I'm too "skinny"), but I need to for my health. My extra weight ends up in my midsection, which is the worst for my digestive issues.

    So, my two big goals are: Go to the gym 5x a week to walk and do free-weights (I hate them but I have osteoporosis...), and here's the biggie ... NOT SNACK WHEN I'M SITTING AT THE COMPUTER!!! I do believe that computer-time snacking had caused 80% of my weight gain. sigh.

    So, I'm in!
     
  12. QuiltyMom

    QuiltyMom Practically Perfect in Every Way

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    I hear you on this one. We've been dealing with a very difficult situation the past 7 months, and it's taken its toll on me. I was at a Women's event at my church and the speaker was wonderful. When she was signing my copy of her book she looked at me and told me my #1 priority was to take care of myself. Knock me over with a feather. I'm working on it, but it ain't easy, McGee!
     
  13. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    Seriously, those pounds to me are the HARDEST to get off! So wootie woo to you!!
     
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  14. djp332

    djp332 Dude. They're on your head ...

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    After seeing ourselves in pictures that I was scrapping from a trip we took in June, I knew we both needed to lose weight.

    We've been following a weird, but successful diet plan since July. It's called SlimMe1. Days one and two are loading days - eat 350 grams of fat each day and try to gain at least 5 pounds. Crazy, right! but it makes your body want to attack the fat. 30 days - this is what you eat - 100 gr. of the allowed proteins, 1 serving of the allowed vegetable, and 1 fruit - twice a day. Take 10 fat burning drops 3 times a day. (I have no idea what's in the drops, but I'm not hungry) No mixing of any foods. Drink a gallon of water each day, which includes 2 cups of detox tea and herbal teas. No caffeine. After the month is over, then there is a 6-week maintenance plan and I slowly add in more foods and can finally mix my meats, veggies, and fruits. Then you can start all over again. We just started Round 3 on Sunday. I lost 30 pounds during round 1, and then 10 more on maintenance. (I wasn't supposed to lose that extra 10, but I'm not complaining about it) I wasn't quite as successful on Round 2 - I lost 13 more pounds. Hubby has lost a total of 35 pounds. (Yes, I made him do it, too!). I'd really like to lose at least another 20 pounds.

    I'll admit this is crazy, and not for everyone. We eat only 500-600 calories. Some days are harder than others. There's not enough energy to spend, so there's no swimming for me. Sometimes we can manage a short walk.

    My doctor was thrilled to see that I lost weight, but I didn't tell him the whole story. I just said I cut out carbs. (which I did). I don't miss them as much as I thought I would. He's cut back one of my BP meds and said he'll probably take me off of it when I see him in 6 months.
     
  15. littlekiwi

    littlekiwi I prefer bridges made of concrete

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    @QuiltyMom snackimg at my laptop has been my biggest issue too.

    So far I’ve started swapping my corn chips, cookies and diet coke for carrot sticks, crackers & hummus, blueberries and water about half the time.....so baby steps. These changes started about a month or so ago. I was actually super proud of myself for saying to family over christmas, i’ll bring my own snacks to contribute (they know i have lactose intolerance but then say oh i’ve bought brie or cream cheese or ice cream or custard for christmas which I can’t have, they only think of my milk 95% of the time) Now I just need to sort out my meal times, doesn’t help that i’m more of a graze all day rather than eat 3 meals kind of person.
     
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  16. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Feeling lazy with my coffee and book

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    @AnneofAlamo Awe, sorry to hear you cried....but happy to hear you lost within the week and got back on track. Yay!

    I don't need to lose (maintaining my 75 lb weight loss a year ago) but continue on my low carb plan. I've been faithfully jogging throughout the fall/winter months. The only thing I need to work harder at is lifting weights.

    It's not always easy trying to be healthy but so worth it! It's good to keep each other inspired and accountable.

    Keep at it, everyone.
     
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  17. kelley

    kelley Gets excited over little green things.

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    I'll hop on this train! I've been HCLF vegan (mostly) since July 2018. I've lost about 25 pounds. I haven't weighed in a month, but I know I've plateaued or maybe even gone up a couple of pounds because I've been off my game lately with the holidays. I'm all for some accountability to stay on track! I'm at approx 165 now and would love to drop another 25 by summer.
     
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  18. kelley

    kelley Gets excited over little green things.

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    I guess I'll add my goals for January too :)

    1. Drink lotsa water (this is pretty easy for me because I crave it)
    2. Exercise at least 3x a week (meaning a short yoga video workout or a walk away the pounds workout)
    3. Stick to HCLF vegan food 90% of the time - allow 2 treats a week.
     
  19. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    oh I am so excited to have all of you along for the fun and tough journey. It is easier with mates beside you!
    I ran 3 miles today (outside) uphill (it is a 12 % incline for about 1/3 of a mile). After doing it on the treadmill, it was actually easier today. I felt so victorious!! I also came home, had some sauteed zucchini and hamburger and crashed on couch. I was so tired.
    I have grown to love Keto ever so much.
    I am also finding I must have 8 hours sleep. That is a big key for continued weight loss, and keeping my desire to exercise going! I am up at 530, so 9:30 is the LATEST I can stay up.
     
  20. QuiltyMom

    QuiltyMom Practically Perfect in Every Way

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    So, what is this?
     

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