Hi all. I don't really have any numbers to report (I've been vehemently anti-scales since junior high), but I haven't had a drop of soda since Wednesday, and I don't really miss it (it helps that the machine at work is out of order because a rat chewed through the hoses, it's both unavailable and disgusting). I can't see much of a difference in how clothes fit or anything yet, but I just feel a lot less encumbered.
I'm still enjoying my dance class (we did leaps last week and I got some real air, or at least I thought so), and I just feel much less encumbered, if you know what I mean.
Just checking in. The scale hasn't changed..I've actually gained weight but my clothes are fitting MUCH better. I've been working out like a demon, and enjoying it for the most part. I've always enjoyed the gym. I've been focusing on trying to do more than one hour of cardio in each session. Tonight I did an hour of kickboxing and thirty minutes on the stairmaster. I've been reading that in order to really jumpstart weight loss you should do over an hour of cardio. So I'm doing that. I'm still doing Weight Watchers, and I'm still lifting weights. I'm seeing changes in my body but not on the scale. I was frustrated but I'm not anymore. I could care less about the number as long as my body is taking shape.
Whew...no numbers to report yet (my weigh in is tomorrow), but I did get my butt kicked all over the gym in cardiokickboxing class tonight. I also went on the treadmill for a half an hour afterwards. Training in the morning! I'll report back!
Hey, ladies, Just wanted to update. It has been about three weeks since I joined a gym and started working out 4 times a week. Also, I have been eating healthier. I have lost 16 lbs as of last night! Yay!
Ugh... I am SOOO tired... I think there's something going around the dorm, cuz I'm not the only one, and I've been wiped for about 3 weeks... yes, I'm sleeping, yes, I'm eating, and there's absolutely NOTHING else wrong with me, I'm just tired... but I finally got my butt onto a treadmill yesterday morning, so hopefully things will start showing some progress.
I am so totally stressed... 19 credit hours, an opera that goes to performance the first week of March, I'm graduating in May, getting married in July, and then we're moving to Wyoming... AAAAAAAAAAACK!!!
Ok ladies I am checking in. I did not lose anything this week. It kind of bummed me out because I am following WW pretty strictly and went to 4 workout classes last week. Not sure what happened but I am not giving up.
There has been a lot of debate on the boards both past and present over weight loss "medications."
As a former nurse, I have see the BAD effects, both short and long term, that these non-FDA approved pills cause. It's not really pretty.
I am also an advocate of do what is best for you. BUT! I urge you to SEE A DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING THESE PILLS! If you are overweight in the first place, you have added strain on your heart and vital organs, and oftentimes these pills have ingredients that cause your heart to do funny things. When you lose a lot of weight really fast, it's not good for your body. Weight loss is a GRADUAL process - just read Weight Loss Buddies, Chapters 1, 2, and 3. These ladies have been working their tails off for months - good old fashioned hard work to get to where they are today, to maintain what they have done, in order to proceed onto where they want to be tomorrow.
If you want to use diet pills, that very well is your perogative, I'm not here to change your mind. Please, though, for the sake of your long-termed health, think about what effects this could have to you, consult with a physician, don't push the pills onto unknowing people (we get that enough from TV), but most of all be safe about your weight loss.
Please take no offense to this, but if you are indeed a nurse, you certainly know that losing 25 pounds in 13 days (your last weigh in was on the 19th) is NOT HEALTHY. Come on!
When you lose that much weight that fast you can't believe it will stay off - weight loss is a lifestyle, not a pill you take. These fads are dangerous, and I really, really hope that you consulted with your family physician.
WOAH!!!!! Everybody just stop right there. No yelling & sniping allowed here, remember???? (Yes, I'm putting on my mediator hat. The only thing that keeps these boards useful and supportive is a kind environment.)
Soontobemrs.miller, everybody on this board knows that diet pills are chancy at best. If it worked for you and your doctor was okay with it, fine. No problem, and kudos to you for doing what you needed to do. I, for example, could never risk it, since I already have a heart condition. The huge ranting post was unnecessary, and flatly contradicts the helpful and supportive environment we've all worked so hard to create. November is one of the strongest, most compassionate, and wisest people I have ever had the pleasure to know. November - you have a tendancy to get just a liiiiitle condescending and judgemental. Yes, diet pills are, in general, a no-no around here, but that doesn't mean we need to treat the people who have had success with them like morons. Had your post been directed at me, I'd have been rather offended by your tone as well. Many people who turn to pills do so out of desperation. I've been tempted myself. You worked your behind off, and did beautifully. Good for you. Sometimes (JUST SOMETIMES), that doesn't work, and harsher methods are needed. WITH A DOCTOR"S APPROVAL, ladies!!!
BOTH of you, cool it. I have drawn great support from these boards, as have many others, and I will not have that damaged by a petty disagreement. Agree to disagree, and let it go.
SO, before anybody else decides to put their two cents into this, please go back and read the starting post for this board. Read the rules, read the suggestions, and please, please, please let's bring things back to being helpful and supportive, okay?
WorththeWait - Absolutely. I was concerned that my working out 4 days a week wouldn't be enough. I keep myself fed throughout the day (three meals, plus two healthy snacks), so I am not hungry. I don't SEE the results, but the scale tells no lies. I know I am gaining muscle, and since the second week in January, I have lost 16 lbs, while gaining muscle! Go girls!