Jump to content

New Year Challenge - week 7


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1 beebsoferal

Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:40 AM

End of the week and start of week 7

SW: 97
CW: 85kg
GW: 70kg
LTW: ?2kg past few weeks


Current goals
Minimise junk food. Do a bike ride this week


I've still got my dodgy scales, but I think they're in the ballpark at least. I'm lucky to appeared to have lost weight as I've had a few bad weeks eating wise. But I guess with breastfeeding 2-4hrly around the clock has helped. I will try and take advantage of it though from now on to see if I can get some better weight loss. Ultimately I will keep 'listening' to my bodies needs without bingeing.

Still didn't get around to doing that bike ride, so that's my goal for the week.

Good luck for this week everyone.

BB

#2 onthephone

Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:54 AM

SW: 80
CW: 73
GW: 70
LTW: 1.5kg
LTD: 7kg

Current goals
punching bag - every second day - needs more discipline.
Crunches every second day - needs more discipline.
Not doing so well with my goals but am doing well with the riding.

I have lost 7kgs in 5 weeks as I came into the challenge late and 19 kgs since mid last year.

Got to say I am thrilled with the weight loss for this week but it has come at a price, I am having some real issues with not eating enough or the right calories. I don't feel great like I should considering the weight loss. TBH I think MFP is right and my body is in starvation mode so this week I have to find some balance. Too much has been cut out of my diet, dairy, oils and seeds so they have to go back in.

So this weeks goal for me is to find the right balance between good nutrition and still losing weight. I think the weight is coming off too fast to the detriment of my energy levels, riding has become so important to me but at this rate I won't have the energy to do it so I have to eat more calories.

Looking forward to seeing everyone's results, good luck original.gif



#3 BonKalKady

Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:07 AM

onthephone: great loss but I have to agree, if you are not feeling well or energised you aren't eating enough! I often look at your mfp and wonder how you get on with so little calories! This week I added cheese back into my diet, was missing it so bad and I think it actually helps keep me 'fuller' when it is added to my sanga or crackers iykwim? Some things are worth eating original.gif just in smaller amounts!

Beebs: how is that gorgeous little Ravi going?  biggrin.gif

I've got my best friends (from school) baby shower to go to today! I am soooo excited to see her. Its been way too long. I can't wait to see her preggers! She has seen me fat 3 times LOL now its her turn! biggrin.gif Must be good on the party food though, need some discipline today!

Had a good day eating wise yesterday, had a couple of glasses of wine though and I think a little too much at arvo tea. Need to cut that down. Ate fruit yesterday for the first time in ages. It usually plays on my tummy. I added a banana to trim custard and a kiwi fruit and few grapes to yoghurt. Was filling and yum! No belly probs either... weird?! Maybe its something else I am eating upsetting the tum.

I seem to be quite hungry for arvo tea so might need to change what I am having perhaps? Something more filling.... Am having 4 cruskits with hommus, ham, tomato and cheese..... if I could just have 2 that would be good but I am just too hungry. Any suggestions?

#4 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:22 AM

Well done ladies cclap.gif

And well done on those to come biggrin.gif

I have had yet another disaster - 2 weeks in a row and I'm over 96kg again. Argh! I'm so mad at myself, there is no excuse for being so crap.

Anyway:

SW: 106
CW: 96.3
LTD 9.7
LTW: GAIN 800gms

Sigh.

I have made a big effort in menu planning this week - I am using the CSIRO book again, I don't know why i stopped - it has some great recipes in it.

Current goals:

1. Drink more water
2. Stay under calorie requirements
3. Exercise properly on the 3 days I don't have the toddler to worry about original.gif

OK - next week I am going to be back under 96kg and the week after back under 95. If I can gain 1.5kg in 2 weeks then I can lose it too, right!

Hope everyone else is feeling motivated this week.

#5 Bubblybear

Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:45 AM

Well done on the losses so far everyone!

I've had a good week this week, eating right, did up my cals and had much more energy. I lost my weight gain from the binge week finally  biggrin.gif and am down with a net loss.

SW: 66.6
GW: 55
CW: 58
LTD: 8.6kg
LTW (net): 0.5kg

Goal for the week: stay on course and keep motivated!!


ETA: I just read your post, Onthephone. I upped my cals to about 1500 min this week (doing min 1300 previously) and it's not stopped the weight loss. Whatever they say about starvation mode or otherwise on MFP, something seems to be working in the right direction.  My TDEE is around 1700 or 1800 depending on activity level.  I have SO much more energy on 1500 cals.

Edited by Bubblybear, 19 February 2012 - 09:51 AM.


#6 themelster

Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

54kg's today.
.4kg lost this week
8kg's lost to date.

I can stop losing weight now!  It's just habit - and trying to get the balance right.

#7 DandS

Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:31 AM

Double post

Edited by DandS, 19 February 2012 - 11:32 AM.


#8 DandS

Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE (themelster @ 19/02/2012, 11:23 AM)
14323229[/url]']


I can stop losing weight now!  It's just habit - and trying to get the balance right.


This is me too, I don't think I want to lose much more, but lost 500g this week because I'm set in this eating/exercise pattern!

I'm down to 57kg this week, 2kg lost in this challenge and 8kg lost in the last 6 months.

Edited by DandS, 19 February 2012 - 11:31 AM.


#9 flute

Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:04 PM

SW:86kg
GW:60kg
1GW80kg
CW: 83.1kg
LTW: 400g
LTD : 2.9kg

goals this week

1 Stay under calorie requirements (been over quite ab bit this week)
2 Exercise 4 days this week
3 eat better this week

I am happy with a 0.4g lost this week, I don't care how much I lose as long as the scales are going down and not up.

#10 pinkpoodle

Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

Hi everyone. Congratulations on the losses! Our group seems to be getting smaller and smaller. I hope everyone is going along ok on their own..

I'm not weighing in this week  ph34r.gif I know I've put on weight. I had a terrible first half of the week. Started with "rewarding" myself which lead then to self sabotage and bingeing later in the week. It was horrible to go back to my old habits of negative thoughts etc. this weekend we're away so I've decided to just not think about "diet" and eat normally and best I can while still enjoying myself. I plan to get back to it again properly tomorrow, weigh in next Sunday and hope to come in even!

Goals for this week- start eating healthy and believing in myself again. Exercise- everyday.

Good luck to everyone else!

#11 missfrizzle

Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:58 PM

Hi everyone,
Just a quick post from me

missfrizzle

SW: 94
CW: 85.9
GW: 70
LTW: 1.0kg
LTD: 8.1kg


#12 imamumto3

Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:00 AM

I put on 300g this week to be back up to 55.8kg.

Falling off the wagon has come back to bite me in the butt.  I have been indulging in frozen yogurt at night & being intolerant to it, it has hit & I have been feeling sick for the last few days.  This in turn has hindered my digestion & I am really bloated & in pain.  But it has made me learn a lesson the tough way, it is so not worth it!

Sorry for all the woe is me posts lately.

I walked DS & DD to school & preschool this morning & weather permitting I will do it again for pick up this afternoon.  I also have a meeting a school this evening, so I hope to walk there & back for that too.

Well done on all the losses!

My goal this week - I want to finally crack under 55kg & see a 54 something on the scales next Sunday

#13 flute

Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:32 PM

I walked Emily to school this morning and also went to the gym
I did 5 min on the Xtrainer and 10 min walk/ run on the treadmill and finished it of with a weights session  

Imamumto3,:-you can do it

I want to see 82 something on my scales by sunday

#14 flute

Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:32 PM

I walked Emily to school this morning and also went to the gym
I did 5 min on the Xtrainer and 10 min walk/ run on the treadmill and finished it of with a weights session  

Imamumto3,:-you can do it

I want to see 82 something on my scales by sunday

#15 BonKalKady

Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:01 PM

omg jealous of those who are losing weight but don't want to lol!

Congrats to the losers, some of them are huge! Great efforts!

Nervous for weigh in tomorrow! please please pleaseeeeee be a loss! I need to lose 1.4kg (pfffft) to get back to where I WAS! eeek. So not happy with myself! That was weeks ago too. I feel like I've done O.K. ish this week. Not as good as it could be, but getting there!

I bought almonds today, to try curb me from eating naughty things at night like lollies/chocolate!

See you tomorrow!

#16 DandS

Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:04 AM

Somehow I have lost another kg the past couple of days, have weighed in at 56kg the last 2 mornings (after 57kg over the weekend). So, I am now at goal weight, don't want to lose any more: 3kg lost since start of challenge, and 9kg in last 6months:)

I'm really surprised I've lost more weight, as I've hurt my ankle and can't run at the moment, and I've actually been eating more than usual the last few days. I have been bike riding and doing decent rides, but thought that no running would mean weight gain, not loss!

Edited by DandS, 21 February 2012 - 06:07 AM.


#17 BonKalKady

Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:55 AM

WEIGH DAY for me! So excited! biggrin.gif My biggest loss yet!

SW: 77kg
GW: 70kg
CW: 76.9kg
LTW: 1kg
LTD: 100g LMAO.

Thank god I am finally back to where I started at least. Since starting I had gained almost 2kg (am gonna guess that was muscle from exercising). I can't believe this week I lost a WHOLE KILO! I don't think I have ever achieved that! and NO MFP either!  grin.gif Must have needed the break from all that calorie counting! I knew it was making me think about food more and eat more!

I even had plenty of naughty things this week too, was quite cranky at my lack of self control on a few days. Curious what my loss would be if I DIDN'T eat that crap!

Anywho, happy girl here!


Congrats DandS! Being at your goal must be an awesome feeling!

Apologies for my boring rambles, some days I need to write it down so I am not cheating myself I guess and you guys are it! You are all so supportive  wub.gif!

Net



#18 Bubblybear

Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:17 AM

BKK, congratulations on the great loss! biggrin.gif Maybe you won't get that great a loss if you did not eat the "crap"?? Food for thought (don't mind the pun!).

DandS, well done on getting to goal.

Keep up the great work everyone and stay strong. I'm staying on course so far food and exercise wise AND Day 2 of not stepping on the scales for the WHOLE week till Sunday biggrin.gif

#19 beebsoferal

Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:44 AM

Woo congrats BKK. That must have been a good feeling seeing those scales. And Ravi is doing great thanks. He's a big boy. He was weighed yesterday at 5.905kg and he will be 5 weeks tomorrow! He's a very content bubba that obviously loves his food.

Thanks to imamumto3 and flute for inspiring me to walk DD to childcare today. You really made me think about why I wasn't doing that. I quite enjoyed my brisk 25min walk this morning.

And another congrats to DandS on reaching your goal weight. Look forward to hearing how your journey goes from here and whether or not it is hard to maintain, or it's just how you live now.


Well I've been eating more than my fair share of hot cross buns this week (they're run out at least now). But otherwise I've been eating alright I think. I haven't got around to completing MFP the last few days but meh no biggie.

One thing helping me eat better is really focusing on increasing vege intake at dinner. Aiming for a least 3 different veges and preferably 5. Previously I've had a curry with maybe only 1 or 2 veges in it served with rice - now I add an extra vege in the curry and serve a vege dish on the side (often steamed brocolli, cauliflower and beans dry fried in cumin seeds yum). The veges take up more plate space meaning less room for rice etc. I have an issue with too big portion sizes, so at least if they're veges it's not so bad.

Keep focused for the rest of the week everyone.

Cheers,

BB

#20 imamumto3

Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:48 AM

I ended up getting to walk to preschool & school again in the afternoon yesterday.

Had the added benefit of being able to perve on the good looking school teacher who was standing by the front gates as we were leaving  blush.gif

#21 beebsoferal

Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:15 PM

QUOTE (imamumto3 @ 21/02/2012, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I ended up getting to walk to preschool & school again in the afternoon yesterday.

Had the added benefit of being able to perve on the good looking school teacher who was standing by the front gates as we were leaving  blush.gif


Bonus! tthumbs.gif

#22 pinkpoodle

Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:39 PM

Hi all. How is everyone today? I'm proud of myself that I've had a great 2 days, feeling back on track. Although I didn't weigh myself I'm sure I packed a few kilos back on, hoping a fair bit of it is fluid/ bloating and by the time I weigh in on Sunday I'll be atleast at the weight I was 2 weeks ago. It was a shock to me how easily I fell of the wagon, got back to bad habits and felt terrible.

Looking forward to doing some exercise tonight.

Hope everyone has a great afternoon/ night wink.gif

#23 BonKalKady

Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:43 PM

Had a bit of a blow out today grr. At work, we had to try this rocky road pudding.. OMG it was so good I had more than a 'taste' LOL. for what its worth I felt soooo gross and ill afterwards! 300 odd calories to feel like that! ARGH  mad.gif

Nice rainy day here today, a cool change from the humid sticky weather lately!

and...

TGIF tomorrow! Its been a LOOOOOONG week here...  unsure.gif




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Ambulance service under fire: baby seats to go, response times 'worse than ever'

The NSW Ambulance Service is removing child-safety seats from ambulances, while the Victorian service is facing criticism over lengthy response times following the death of a three-year-old.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Is e-reading to your toddler story time or just screen time?

When reading increasingly means swiping pages on a device, and we're advised to read to their children early and often, should parents be turning to e-readers for storytime?

Community mourns inspiring young dad

A young dad who fought a five-year battle with cancer has been remembered for his inspiring legacy at a funeral service attended by hundreds of family and friends this week.

Meningococcal kills Queensland toddler

Public health authorities say the death of a toddler in north Queensland from meningococcal disease highlights the danger the illness poses.

Nicole Kidman: 'I hope every month that I'm pregnant'

Nicole Kidman is hoping to add to her family, but says she's doubtful it will happen.

Recall: Aldi Wooden London Bus play set

Aldi has announced a recall of their popular Wooden London Bus play set.

Great gift ideas for first birthdays

From soft toys to balance bikes, here are some great ideas for first birthday gifts.

Mum learnt she was pregnant hours before giving birth

Kim Walsh arrived at the doctor with abdominal cramps. Hours later, she was cradling the baby experts told her she could never have.

How cancer has made me a better, happier person

I'm a far better person post-cancer than I ever was before. The goal now is to stay around long enough to find out who I can become, and what I can achieve.

Pete Evans says a paleo diet can prevent autism. He's wrong

Pete Evans is not a paediatrician or even a nutritionist or dietitian. So why should we believe his extreme views and remove food groups from our children's diets over the advice from those more qualified?

Let's get back to commonsense parenting

Forget the new 'Lawnmower' parenting trend; try using plain old-fashioned commonsense instead.

Woman sues after having a mixed-race baby

A US woman is suing a sperm bank after it sent her vials from African-American man, instead of the white donor she had selected.

Bonding ideas dad will love

Dad may not say it, but he could be feeling lost, confused and seriously left out. However, there are lots of things new fathers can do to be more included in the excitement of pregnancy and new parenthood.

The house that hope built for childhood cancer

Baby Laelani Baker was diagnosed with cancer before she was even born. Her heartbreaking story is just one of the reasons the Build for a Cure project is raising money for vital research into childhood cancer.

Does stay-at-home parenting get better?

Parenting doesn’t ever get easier; the challenges just change. But the challenges of caring for young children definitely lessens as they get older.

Inquest into the short and tragic life of Chloe Valentine

As the first phase of an inquest into the death of Chloe Valentine drew to a close, there was no doubt Chloe's life was marred by appalling neglect.

When mothers kill

The act of killing one's child is unthinkable for most, and a mother who kills her offspring has a special power to inspire shock and revulsion.

6 beauty tips for tired mums

For those of us with young children, eight hours sleep is a distant memory. And while we can’t do much to secure more shut-eye, there are some ways to fake it.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Awkward grandparents

When Grandma and Grandpa pose for a snap with the kids, things can get very weird, very quickly.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.