Internet Friends and Their Quest for Health: Week 4

Hello everyone and welcome to the fourth week in the quest of a few internet friends who are trying to get healthy! We want to motivate one another and help each other get on the right track by working out, eating right, and reaching a great state of mind in the process. Join us weekly as we share our personal journey’s and stats to show you all that if we can do it, so can you!

Sarindre

Hello all! The end of last week was a bit rough. Things were busy, we were tired, my husband was sick, and we used all that as an excuse to not work out much. I have to admit that the first night you do not work out, it is a nice break. However, as the nights go on you just lose all motivation to start again in the first place. This is not a good cycle. I did start this week off fresh! I have been working out hard and enjoying (as much as you can) getting back into the groove. I am trying to decide when to use the elliptical and when to go straight cardio. Maybe three days of each every week? I will need to look up what the best stance on working out with cardio versus strength is.

Over all, I have been doing pretty well. We had the kids birthday party last weekend with a bunch of good food plus cake and ice cream of course. The next morning I was up .4 pounds but was back down again. I felt that with all that I ate .4 was very good! Now birthdays are over for a while and I have to make up a meal plan for the weeks to come!

Starting weight – 180.5

Today’s weight – 174.2

You can find me on MyFitnessPal as korngirl723.

Elyntia

I was totally worried, we had birthday parties (again), and more this weekend, but I have overall been really good, remembering to have lots of veggies with every meal, not to over do it on the snacks and cakes etc… and wow has it ever paid off!!  Jillian Michaels is still kicking my butt almost every night too which I am sure helps! Elyntia on MFP if you want to add me! Hope your weeks all went well and it’s starting to pay off! I am seriously looking forward to maybe getting some new clothes for this summer! I am down a total of 12lbs from Jan 4th (310.5) and many inches are missing now!

298.5 lbs

Chest – 48 (1 down)

Waist – 47.5 (3.5 inches total)

Hips – 57 (3 inches total)

WoWMeaghan

This past week I did so great, up until the weekend.  The weekends are a really big issue with me.  My family likes to get together every Saturday and we typically meet at a coffee place.  Sometimes we get together at someone’s house, but this is where the donuts, cakes, and other goodies are offered.  SUPER tempting.  I basically doubled my calorie intake over the weekend.

Not to mention, I ordered pizza on Saturday night.  I have IBS, so I knew what I was getting myself into.  I basically ordered a salad on a pizza (Spinach, chicken, tomatoes, onions, and green peppers) with a white sauce… It’s healthier, right?  Doesn’t matter – IBS knows no difference between white sauce pizza and red sauce pizza.  I am still recovering from the bloating and cramping.

Sadly I’m back up to 238 right now.  Once I get my diet back on track and exercise, I’m sure that will drop back down.  My life partner surprised me with a Fitbit Charge HR last week, I am so excited and have been playing around with what it can do! It’s different, I’m not used to wearing something on my wrist.  I’m enjoying it so far!

Let’s talk about some positives: I have successfully logged my food and exercise into MyFitnessPal for 22 days!  Don’t forget to add me as a friend if you haven’t already.  My username is WoWMeaghan.  The more support you have the higher your success rate will be to reach your goals!  I am just glad to be sticking with logging/writing notes to help me reduce my IBS attacks.  I will be meeting with my GI specialist this Friday, and I’m hoping to get some more answers/resources in how to battle with my IBS and loosing weight.

Another positive: I have not had McDonalds for a week.  Maybe even two weeks, but I can’t remember that far back.  This is a REALLY big thing for my family, as we enjoy their breakfast items.  I have significantly decreased my pop in take as well!

Instagram: @mgnbby

Until next time,
WoWMeaghan
TeriShelly
Health/Fitness update:- I have gained quarter of a pound so not happy.I know you can fluctuate but this is the wrong way & I’m just not seeing the losses I thought I would. I’m still doing Slimming World  & still enjoying rice, pasta, salad, fruit etc but not achieving what I want to achieve. Going to stick with it for a week & see what happens. There was a blip on Saturday where I ate 2 and a half chocolate chip cookies which I’d made for an outing with friends though! They maybe responsible! And they weren’t even that nice!  Despite not losing I do feel better though –  firmer and healthier. Just not seeing it ion the scales. Let’s hope next week I have something better to report.
My name on Fitness Pal is Seashellsmiles in case any of the readers want to join & befriend me 🙂
DaneTrain
JANUARY IS ALMOST OVER!!!!! That means winter is almost over, and therefore, spring is almost here. When spring is here, I can RUN OUTSIDE and no longer be a slave to my treadmill.

That being said, I made last week my bitch. I wanted to get in an extra 2 miles and I got in…drumroll please…2.25!!! Ok, so it’s not that huge of a win, but I still ran more than my goal mileage, putting me ahead. For now. I am presently at 16.61 miles for the week and 154.86 for the month.
I would LOVE to get to 200 miles by the end of the month, but I fear that is a longshot. I’ll see what I can do in the next few days. Maybe it’s possible.
Eating healthy has been happening, to an extent. I still haven’t stepped on my scale, so go me. This is the girl that used to weigh herself multiple times a day. Thus, having made it nearly to the end of January with no weigh-ins is a HUGE accomplishment for me. I’ve also given in to eating “normal” foods. If I’m out and about with my family and the only option is a meal in which I cannot find a caloric value, I am vaguely more willing to at least eat some of it. Again, a big step.
My clothes all still fit, which is how I am measuring the success of my healthy endeavors. And by healthy I mean not starving myself, eating sensibly, but not entirely depriving myself either. Today is my cheat day (yesterday, by the time this posts). That means a greasy dinner with cheesecake that I will not let myself feel guilty about. Well, I’ll try not to anyway.
Almost one month down, Geeks! We got this 🙂
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Sarindre
I am a 29 year old from Pennsylvania. I am married to a wonderful husband and we have two children both named after super heroes! A girl who is 4 and a boy who is 1. Most of my time is spent working, being a mom, and gaming.