Last edited by Canadian : 5th November, 2013 at 09:15 PM Reason: Update!
Oh wow, I forgot I'd even started this thread. I hope it's okay to bump an old thread rather than start a new one.
My weight is pretty much exactly where it was when I made this thread in 2011. The good news, I guess, is that I haven't gained weight. But when I think of all the failed diets I've tried in the past year and a half it's disappointing to see that there's been virtually no change. The thing is I always let life get in the way and don't stick with anything. I've said it before, but I want this time to be different.
While my weight has stayed the same, other areas of my life are drastically different than in 2011. I've moved and changed careers because being a workaholic and not having a life wasn't working for me. I have a lot more free time and a lot more flexibility now. I also have a lot less stress in my life. That means I really, really have no excuse not to lose weight this time!
It's July. I always feel like a new month is a fresh start and the perfect time to set some goals. The plan is to do JUDDD every other day. On my up days, I'm going to do the Couch to 5K (C25K) program and ease myself into jogging. My long term weight loss goal is to be at a healthy BMI. My short term weight loss goal is to lose 10lbs in July. I'll do my official weigh in tomorrow because I like to do it after a down day.
Hi . And welcome back xx
Time to get back to the new me x
xx No crap , No messing ,just letting my light shine again :0)..... the light is starting to shine
Getting back to lighter life with an 8 week boot camp starting 06012014
weeks 1-8 = 36.6 lb. lost
Round 2 ; 8 week boot camp
week 1 10/03
week 2 17/3
week 3 24/3
week 4 31/3
week 5 07/4 (2 days light)
week 6 14/4 (London 2 days light)
week 7 21/4 (London 2 days light)
week 8 28/4 (Blackpool 2 days light)
So that's the plan of action , will see where I go from here :0)
This year time will pass anyway so I might as well make it useful xx
The weigh in was a reality check. I was ~10lbs heavier than I expected and I'm only 7lbs away from my highest weight ever. I did a lot of heavy lifting in June so might be able to attribute *some* of that to muscle, but I'm not about to fool myself into thinking it's 10lbs of muscle! Maybe the horrible weigh in was a good thing though because it's strengthened my resolve to do this. Today will be a DD and I'm about to go do one of my C25K workouts.
Jul 03/13 weight: 215lbs.
C25K workout 1/27 complete.
Other exercise: 20 minutes on the Gazelle immediately after the C25K podcast ended because hey, I already had my running shoes on!
Water: 5 glasses.
DD food: bowl of Brussels sprouts with a tiny bit of melted cheese, a can of diced tomatoes and several slices of watermelon.
Last edited by Canadian : 5th July, 2013 at 07:05 AM
I think putting the shoes on is the toughest part. I can never seem to get motivated to work out. Then when I'm doing it I think "oh hey, this isn't so bad!" Those darn shoes!
I'm trying to do another DD and plan on doing another C25K workout today. Technically I don't think you're supposed to do C25K two days in a row but I have a couple of busy days coming up so am trying to plan for them. I also know I'm going to have two UDs in a row (I'll try not to get too carried away, but there will be meals out). I think I'd rather do damage control beforehand instead of after the fact.
Jul 04/13 weight: 213lbs. Technically the scale said 213.8 but I'd much rather say 213 than 214.
C25K workout 2/27 complete. It was tougher today, I suppose because it was my second DD in a row. But it's done!
Water: 4 glasses and working on another one as I sit here.
DD food: 3 small chocolate chip cookies (not a good start), squash and green beans.
Last edited by Canadian : 5th July, 2013 at 06:54 AM
Weighed myself this morning after two DDs in a row. Down another 2lbs! Love seeing the scale moving in the right direction already - very motivating! Tomorrow will be another UD and then I'll get back on track with another C25K workout and another DD.
I think I ran faster during the second workout than the first one because my legs were a bit stiff and sore afterward. It was good to have a rest today. I'm just finishing up the first week of C25K. It's definitely manageable but I'm a bit concerned about transitioning to those longer runs. I guess I just have to trust that the program is set up in a way that builds stamina and endurance. I suppose I can always repeat weeks as needed but I'm hoping that won't be necessary. It would be nice to master the program within 9 weeks.
Last edited by Canadian : 6th July, 2013 at 07:24 AM
Turns out I'm having 3 UDs in a row (company, etc). Not ideal, but will get back on track ASAP. Tried to eat somewhat lightly today and will do the same tomorrow.
Time for a much-needed DD and C25K workout! I'm rarely hungry in the mornings but I woke up hungry today...I think it's psychological, LOL.
DD food: tuna and dill pickles (about 150 calories), a glass of frozen lemonade (about 100 calories) and a bowl of Brussels sprouts with a spoonful of salsa (about 150 calories). Approximate calories for the day so far: 400.
I'm so hungry today! I usually try to stay under 600 calories on DDs but I'm not sure I'll be able to do it today. I'm thinking I want a salad and a piece of fruit for supper. I hate counting calories! I'm never sure how accurate my guesstimates are unless the food comes from a package with a nutritional label, but I try not to eat too much of that stuff. I'm not one for measuring, although I do try to pay closer attention to portion sizes on DDs.
Water: 5 glasses so far.
Update: My DD turned into an UD. I tried to fill up on canned tomatoes because they're low calorie but that didn't work. I had a big salad and a fruit smoothie. I was just too hungry today! Will try to do a proper DD tomorrow. Maybe the key is to be really busy because sitting around today gave me lots of time to think about how hungry I was, LOL. If I'm distracted I'll be less likely to notice...I hope.
Last edited by Canadian : 9th July, 2013 at 05:10 AM
Got back on track with another DD yesterday. Today was an UD but I didn't get too carried away. I haven't been feeling well the past couple of days and I'm not sure if it's a result of cutting my calories too drastically on DDs or what. If it keeps up I might try increasing them a bit and just limiting myself a little more on UDs. I plan to get back to C25K as soon as I'm up to it.
Had a great DD today! I wasn't even sure I was going to do it but I managed to stick with it. I was also feeling a lot better today so went for a very brisk 30 minute walk this evening. I went fast enough to feel the burn in my legs - and it was a beautiful night - so I'm pleased. Still hoping to get back to C25K ASAP but I just wasn't sure I was up to jogging yet after feeling so awful yesterday. Maybe tomorrow! I'm looking forward to tomorrow morning's weigh in.
209lbs this morning! Exactly what I'd been hoping for!
Thanks! I'll weigh again tomorrow morning (always after a DD) but I'm not sure the scale will move. I just hope it hasn't moved up!
Edit to add: had a great DD today and went for a 45 minute walk this evening. Need to work on drinking more water because trying to cram it all in at the end of the day means being up half the night running to the washroom LOL.
Last edited by Canadian : 15th July, 2013 at 07:25 AM