thdmikee

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from Bear, Delaware (Bear-Glascow YMCA)

"In Somnis Veritas"

I Lost 10 Lbs! I Did 1,000 Pushups!
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  • Bumbles

    Congrats!

    You'll be lighter than me soon if I don't get my butt in gear! Keep it up!

    Posted over 4 years ago by Bumbles

  • thdmikee

    First 10 gone, now can it stay off?

    Ok, so this go round is my first official try at "dieting". I know, this is supposed to develop healthy go-forward habits, but I won't always need to lose weight. I will get to a weight that I'll want to maintain. So, as the first time of trying to actively slim down, 10 lbs is HUGE. I'm a little nervous that the number is so close to 175, but my heaviest time of day is lighter than 175, so unless I flub this up, I should continue to move in a healthy direction. My end goal is 170, but if - by some miracle - I hit that goal before the wedding, I may add an extra 5 as a stretch goal (165). Then, I get to practice the maintenance plan. Hooray for psychological victories!

    Posted over 4 years ago by thdmikee

  • amyliebs

    best time to weigh

    i've read much about the "best" time to weigh. and while weighing yourself at the same time every day is the most important, you might find more consistent numbers if you weigh yourself first thing in the morning (right after waking up, before eating anything, after you use the restroom). and, for even more reliable results, only weigh yourself once a week (or a few times a week), so you won't make yourself crazy.

    Posted over 4 years ago by amyliebs

  • tinmommy

    Daily weight flux

    If it helps, what I find to affect my weight change throughout the day the most (and sometimes extra weight from day to day) is my sodium intake. That much flux is usually due to water weight which is greatly affected by salt. For example, if I eat nuts (even lightly salted), I know I'll be up a lb. that night or the next morning (or both!) I can usually guess if my weight is up or down by how tight my wedding rings are on my finger! Jiust something you can monitor and see if it affects you, too. Hope that helps!

    Posted over 4 years ago by tinmommy

  • thdmikee

    Thanks, Kristin

    It doesn't help that my standard deviation (my highest to my lowest within one day) is about 4 lbs. Yesterday, I weighed 176, then when I woke up last night it was 174.2, then I worked out this morning and right before my shower I was 172.5, and finally, when I got out of the shower, it was 175.2. I know, variations in body weight throughout a day are normal, so I try and weigh myself consistently at the same time every day (evening right before bed), but that seems a little ludicrous to me that it's up to 4 pounds difference. I haven't given up on the healthy lifestyle and - aside from Sunday - which was hangover/wedding recovery day - I haven't taken a break from working out, I just need to get back on track with nutrition - specifically dinners, as I think that the rest of my day hasn't changed all that much.

    Posted over 4 years ago by thdmikee

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