YAY! Down -14.4 lbs in 6 weeks! (GREAT for this 'ol' gal!)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

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Age: 57
Height: 5'6"
Challenge Weight Loss Goal: -15 lbs (during our 12 week challenge.)

Week 1 Jan. 23: — -4.8 this week
Week 2 Jan. 30: — -1.4 this week.... -6.2 so far
Week 3 Feb. 06: — -3.8 this week.... -10.0 so far!
Week 4 Feb. 13: — +0.2 this week.... -9.8 so far
Week 5 Feb. 20: — -2.4 this week.... -12.4 so far
Week 6 Feb. 27: — -2.0 this week.... -14.4 so far emoticon

emoticon emoticon -2 lbs this week, -14.4 so far these past 6 weeks!!!
emoticon I am so excited I just had to post it in it's own posting box!

My doctor told me that with 'my' metabolism problems + my age (I'll be 58 in 7 weeks), I can only hope to lose -1 lbs PER MONTH!!! (4 ounces each week!)

I am reflecting back during my past rounds of challenges when I'd only lose mere ounces each month and I was eating like normal dieters, by sticking with CICO instead of the QUALITY of the foods I was eating. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't eating bad foods, but I was counting out chips at the mexican restaurant, and eating a bread roll & counting it. For me and my body, grains & sugar are 'poison!'

This round I am really watching the quality of my foods... eating VEGGIES and lean proteins and greatly limiting my grains. I'll eat 1-2 fruits a day for my sweet tooth, and I've resisted processed sugar long enough (this past 6 weeks of BLC) that when I eat a yogurt, I feel decadent.

My snacks are raw veggies + lean carb, most of the time... or, 1 fruit + 1 lean carb.

emoticon I'm doing a "happy dance" ... and all this success just makes me want to remain disciplined in order to reach my eventual goal!!! Woo Hoo!!!
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    emoticon Good for you. That is exciting! emoticon
    3031 days ago
    So Happy you have found.... YOU! Success is not something that falls in our lap but something we must put the effort in, and we are our biggest success story!
    3031 days ago
  • 49DEBBET
    Wow Camille That is Awesome I am so happy for you!! Keep up the great work!! I am so looking forward to seeing your new paintings when you get them going! Do you have any still showing to the public here in the Nashville area? would love to go see some this summer.
    Keep it going You are doing Great!
    3032 days ago
    Way to go! Some of us are super sensitive to sugar or refined carbs. Looks like you have found the key to success.
    3034 days ago
  • STHOMAS1009
    Atta Girl! So happy for you! emoticon
    3034 days ago
    WOW!!! That's FANTASTIC!!! emoticon
    3034 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Camille...I'm soooo thrilled to hear you've hit a plan that is working for you! Awesome!!! I'm on week 4 of a 'losing streak' so hoping I too am finally getting it together.

    Like you it involves staying away from those processed carbs and sugars otherwise the scale bounces back literally overnight...strange but true!

    You are going to be ready to rock that mountain hike this year hey???

    3035 days ago
    Congratulations. I will turn 61 later this year and when I started this journey in 2007 I never thought it would have been possible to lose more than a few pounds. Lots of "older" (and you are not old, even by Spark standards) have lost lots of weight here. I have a friend (no longer active) who started out weighing 210 and her goal was to get down to 165. She eventually lost over 90 lbs.

    Glad you did not turn your doctor's words into a self fulfilling prophesy and that you have found a formula that works.
    3035 days ago
  • HICIM705
    Sounds like you found the 'formula' that works for YOU!
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    It's great when we find what works for us! I totally am with you on the grain thing. I love them but found myself eating a grain at every meal and sometimes as snacks. I've eliminated them for now and have dropped weight and feel so very good.

    Congrats on your awesome losses!
    3035 days ago
    Way to go! I am a bit older than you (and a year older tomorrow). My metabolism and age are doing the same to me as yours did to you before. Work out like a crazy woman, eat "high maintenance" according to family and friends. I did lose a whole pound this week and have had no grains or sugar at all this week.
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    emoticon happy dance with you!
    3035 days ago
    Woohoo to you! Awesome work
    3035 days ago
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