Healthy Weight Loss Accountability Thread

posted 1 year ago in Wellness
Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

Current Weight:   55.9kg

Goal Weight:        Under 50kg

Height:                 1.52m (5’0″)

Goal Date:            May next year? No real goal date.

Weight loss so far: -1kg cry

Reason:                  I mainly want to get fit rather than lose weight. But I also want to look good for my *hopefully* upcoming engagment and wedding, and just in general.

Program:                4 at home workouts (arms, core, booty, legs) that I rotate between + yoga.

Eating style:           Fairly healthy home cooked meals, everything in moderation is the theory.

Fav. Healthy Snack: Crackers with cucumber slices and a smidge of cream cheese… Or peanut paste stuffed dates.

Favourite Exercise:  I hate all exercise… But probably swimming in summer.

Struggled this week with: Exercising… Only did 2 of my 4 workouts. I also ate a whole lotta chocolate arrghh!

Did awesome this week with: Not much – it’s been a pretty bad week so I feel like this thread will be good for me! haha

Post # 47
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Current Weight: 169

Goal Weight: 140

Height: 5’4″

Goal Date: i’d really like to be down 15 by xmas, and the remainder by the time by daughter is 6 months old (so march)

Weight loss so far: not counting the 30 i lost from giving birth 4 weeks ago, down 8

Reason: get back into shape, and lose the weight from both kids (never lost that extra 15 after my son). I really enjoy working out and have missed it…also to model healthy living for my kids

Program: fast metabolism diet for now (can’t work out yet)

Eating style: whole foods, gluten and dairy free

Fav. Healthy Snack: fruit, celery with almond butter, carrots and hummus 

Favourite Exercise: i love bootcamp or crossfit-style workouts, but i have to ease back in so im wanting to try something a little less intense. Ive asked my husband for a beachbody subscription for xmas and might start with piyo.

Struggled this week with: exhaustion from baby being up so much makes it way easier to justify bad foods. I had pizza for dinner friday, but decided to just pretend it didn’t happen and get right back on the train Saturday morning.

Did awesome this week with: i didn’t cheat for the other 34 meals/snacks, so 1 out of 35 isn’t so bad.

 

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Finally out of goldenrod season and exercising a lot more ๐Ÿ™‚ I have lost 5 pounds since Thanksgiving! I’ve cut out carbs from two of my three meals and replaced it with celery and peanut butter, which is delicious and very filling (never thought to replace carbs with it – genius move)! Just a few more pounds to go before my goal weight but I know the holidays will suck haha! 

Post # 49
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

Current Weight: 154.0

Goal Weight: 130.0

Height: 5’4″

Goal Date: April 2019

Weight loss so far: That’s a tough question to answer! Haha. When I graduated college in 2010 I was a wopping 211 pounds (oof). I dropped to 160 in 2011 and my weight sort of fluctuated between 160-175 for a number of years. I was supposed to get married in June 2017 and dropped to about 148 at the time. I ended up having to cancel my wedding and my weight crept up over the past year an a half. I actively started trying to lose the weight again on October 1, 2018 at which point I weighed 163. So I have dropped 9 pounds in the past 2.5 months.

Reason: I am FINALLY going to get down the aisle this April. My dress zips but it is TIGHT. I think I need about 5-8 more pounds before the dress fits comfortably.

Program: 1200-1500 calories a day. No specific diet plan, though I try to eat more protein than carbs. I also do Barre about 3 times a week and try cardio 2 times a week.

Eating style: I love fish, especially salmon- lots of lean proteins, roasted veggies. 

Fav. Healthy Snack: Roasted sweet potato!

Favourite Exercise: Pure Barre. I’m addicted

Struggled this week with: My fiance was CRAVING pizza on Sunday and my mind and body were both saying no… but I caved and we ordered pizza…

Did awesome this week with: I have a CRAZY busy week (it’s concert week– I’m a HS music teacher),  but I still dragged my booty to the gym yesterday even though I was exhausted!

Post # 50
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Blushing bee

Hello! I am late to this party but hella wanna join up! 

Current Weight: 276

Goal Weight: 180

Height: 5’6″

Goal Date: December 2020

Weight loss so far: 10lbs

Reason: …..feel good…drop a weight class

Program: Competetive Powerlifter – currently injured so YOGA! 

Eating style: Renaissance Periodization 

Fav. Healthy Snack: Not much of a snack person….

Favourite Exercise: Lifting! All the heavy things… 

Struggled this week with: Getting started. Today is day 3 of Repost (renaissance periodization) and yesterday I had a migraine and kinda ate what I wanted… too many carbs for the day but today I am back in it to win it! 

Did awesome this week with: Getting organized and meal prepping ^_^ 

Post # 51
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Newbee

I have lost about 25kg since the start of the year and I am now pretty much at my goal weight.

Easiest thing I have ever done, by far.

Post # 52
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2020

Current Weight: 135 lbs

Goal Weight: 120 lbs

Height: 5’1”

Goal Date: May 31, 2019

Reason: My SO was recently diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. His organs have not been targeted which the doctors believe is largely due to his age (27). He has been off work for over a month and is beginning to feel like himself again. He needs to begin eating clean and living a healthier, stress-reduced lifestyle in order for his condition to go into remission and stay in remission. I too need to live a healthier lifestyle and would like to support him by working with him in making positive life choices.

Program: Starting January 1, 2019 we will be practicing a new regime that includes 4 workout days a week, we will continue playing soccer on Tuesday nights, on Sundays we will be creating our menu for the week, on Mondays we will be grocery shopping and meal prepping and on Tuesdays and Thursdays we will be maintaining a Vegetarian lifestyle. (My SO’s physical activity is dependent on his health as he is not to play sports or exercise; however, he will be adapting healthier eating habits.)

Eating style: I follow the Fitgirlsguide meal plan; however, I adapt some of my own dinners as I burn more calories (on average) than the guide provides.

Fav. Healthy Snack: Gala apples!

Favourite Exercise: Weight lifting. Leg day is my favourite!

 

Although I am not planning to start for another two weeks, I did want to begin following this thread as I need to be held accountable! I will be checking in with you ladies on January 8th (plus or minus a day) to follow-up with my first week! “Fit girls don’t quit!”

Post # 53
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2020

Fellow Fitness Bees!

I said I would come back and I have! ๐Ÿ™‚

Weight (as of January 9, 2019): 135.8 lbs

Body Fat % (as of January 9, 2019): 29.1%

Program: My start date for my program was, as previously mentioned, January 9, 2019. There was an unfortunate death in our family which is why the start date was post-poned (always remember to self-care!) My SO and I have agreed to making a weekly menu on Sundays and grocery shopping and meal prepping on Mondays. I mainly follow the fitgirlsguide meal plan and workouts but also incorporate heavier weight lifting.

Weekly Goal (something I have added!): Ask your local gym about the beginner yoga classes that are offered with your membership (I discovered there is a Monday class at 12PM which I expect to join to increase flexibility.)

I plan to weigh in on a bi-weekly basis so, in turn, expect an update on January 23, 2019! Let us bring in the new year on a high note! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

 

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

As of today I hit my goal weight of 116 pounds ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m so happy! I’ve stuck with a “modified keto” diet where I used keto guidelines to eat more greens and eggs in a delicious way, but I do eat carbs every once in a while – because carbs are good for you! I also have done cardio four times a week for a half hour.

It got worse before it got better – my emotional eating spiked me at 130 pounds. But here I am, 14 pounds lighter! Super happy! The wedding dress is going to need some alterations, oye. But it was going to need alterations anyway since I am so short lol 

I would LIKE to be 113-115 pounds maybe? But I’m not going to worry about it too much. I could go all the way down to 105 and still be at a “normal” BMI for my height, but I’m not sure I want to be THAT skinny. 

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Hey Bees! I’m wondering of everyone who posted on this, how they’ve been going?

Gotta say, after the holidays, and buying a puppy (which meant I wasn’t able to get to the gym for 4 weeks), I got up to 84.8kgs!! Urgh I was so mad at myself.

Early Feb I went back to the gym and started sorting my life out. Now down to 81.5kgs, but it’s still 1kg heavier than 7 months ago where I noted my weight as 80.5kgs

Anyway. Still aiming for 70-72-kgs by August 31, 2019. That’s 9.5-11.5kgs in just under 5 months. My ultimate goal is to be comfortable, so t’s really less about the number, more about how I feel and how I see myself.

Post # 56
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well I didn’t quite make goal, but I did pretty well!

My goal was to get from 168 to 140 by the time my daughter turned 6 months old. She turned 7 months today, and i weighed 147 this morning. So 7 lbs from goal, but still down 29 so i think it’s worth celebrating:)

The last few is proving a lot harder. I was actually just talking to my husband today about how to tighten up my diet to get there. I’m aiming for end of May.

I’m planning to try:

-no carbs after lunch

-really focus on drinking enough water

-intermittant fasting 2x a week 

 

Post # 57
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

saratiara2 :  Whoa that’s one hell of an achievement! Well done! I know how pesky those last few lbs can be so you’re not alone there!

Even if you still have a little ways to go, don’t forget to congratulate yourself every day on the progress you’ve already made!

Post # 58
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I had a goal of losing the weight too because during last several years I became really overweighted because of my office work and lack of physical activity in my daily routine. It was a long way for me but now I’m very happy because I finally weigh 55 kilos instead of almost 80 which I gained during the previous years! cool

In my case the most effective methods for the weight loss were:
– drinking much water everyday (in my case it were 5 cups, it’s very helpful for losing the kilos, general cleansing of body and reducing your appetite)
– stopping skipping breakfast in mornings (it’s a risky factor for eating much more during the day later)
– stopping having unhealthy snacks during the day and eating before going to bed (these ones are high risly factors too)
– reducing general amount of sugar and soda in my daily menu, and adding more fruits and vegetables in it
– making physical exercises regurarly (I made my favourite fitness comlex everyday and also went to gym several times a week)
– correcting my sleep schedule (its lack has a great influence of weight gain too)

So I can say from my own experience that usually the natural methods of the weight loss are effective for many people, you just need to be motivated and patient. On the other hand they can be useless in case of some hidden illnesses like hormonal imbalance, for example the lack of human growth hormone https://www.hgha.com/human-growth-hormone-prescription often makes the weight loss very hard and sometimes even impossible. Considering that the natural weight loss methods won’t be effective without the professional medical treatment.

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