Walking Thin

Using my treadmill to walk myself thin

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  • Name: walkingthin
  • City: Palmetto
  • Region: Georgia
  • Country: United States

My Weight Loss

Height: 170.2cm
Start weight: 248.00lb
Current weight: 241.50lb
Goal weight: 238.00lb
Lost to date: 6.50lb
Remaining: 3.50lb

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Last Friday

I was feeling pretty good because the scale was going down finally. But my weigh in day is on Monday so I didn't change anything on my graph. So I'm good all weekend and did my exercise. Sunday I had to really watch it because my husbands birthday is soon and my in laws wanted us to come to dinner at their house. So I had to watch it and there was ice cream cake involved but I did good and only had a few bites. I get up this morning for my "official" weigh in and it's up 3.5 pounds from Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I know this is some kind of freak thing like water weight or something because there is no way I ate enough calories on Sunday to gain 3.5 pounds but it was very disheartening. It seems to happen every week. I'll be going down during the week and then come Monday it's up!!!! So I have made the decision to change my weigh in day to Friday. Don't know if this will actually help anything or not but that's what I'm doing.

So any ideas about what it is my body is doing? Literally, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday the scale showed 240 then this morning it says 243.5!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's things like this that make me want to consider gastric surgury but I'm a wuss. Well, here's hoping your day has started off on a better note than mine did.


The same

2 freakin' pounds!!!! I keep gaining and losing the same 2 freakin' pounds!! Ugh. Depressing. Well, my exercising has been good but I guess my eating could be better but I've been within my calorie limits everyday this week. And I did finally drop those two pounds so I'll watch closely this week to make sure the weight goes down again instead of up by those 2 pounds again.

In other news, my boys just got home yesterday. They spent the weekend out of state with my in-laws at a family reunion. The had a great time and it was a good way to end the summer vacation. They head back to school and I head back to work on Wednesday. I'm not real sure why we go back in the middle of the week but we do. So we're just getting ready for that. My oldest starts highschool this year!!! I can hardly believe it. It seems like just a couple of weeks ago he was just a little guy just learning to talk. Now he's starting highschool.*sigh* what's a girl to do?? I told him to quit growing but he just won't listen.

Oh well, I'll talk to everyone later. Have a great day!!!!!


Happy Monday to everyone. I hope everyone is having a great day. I am up 1.5 pounds this morning. *sigh* I knew I would be. I didn't do so wonderful last week. It wasn't one bad day it was a little bad almost every day. Why is it that if you eat 500 or 600 calories too much for the week that you gain 1-2 pounds but if you eat 500 or 600 calories under for the week you just maintain. It's not fair not fair not fair not fair NOT FAIR!!!!!!! Sorry I'm better now. The good thing is I did keep up with my exercise all week. That's good. Okay I'll talk to you all later!!!

Happy Sunday everyone

So it's been awhile since I sat down to write but fear not for I have been checking in on you guys and I'm glad to see everyone is doing well. I could have done a little better with my calories this past week but I don't think I was overly horrible. I guess we'll see what the scale says about that on Monday. I have been exercising and have decided to add some weight lifting in there.

Things are a bit hectic around here. I work for the board of education and school will be starting in just about a week and a half so I have meetings to go to and paper work to fill out not to mention (why do people say that and then go on to mention it? oh well)  buying the kids school supplies and clothes that fit them. I swear they have both grown about 8 inches over the summer and everything they have that fits has holes in it....something about summertime, playing outside and being boys just makes holes appear out of no where because when I ask "how did you get holes in your new pants? The answer is invariable "I don't know I was just playing and then there was a hole there". Humph, a likely storey. Anyway, so that's why I haven't stopped in with the time to type up anything.

Well, I am off to fill out more paper work so I will check in again later. Hope you are all doing well and enjoying your summer!!!!


Well, it's been a couple of days since blogging so I thought I would stop in and say hello. I have been doing okay with eating and exercising. I did have some bad moments. My oldest son turned 14 the end of last month and because of schedules we didn't have his actual party until this past weekend. Not that he had to do without mind you. We alway have parties on the weekend but the birthday person gets to choose a resturant to have dinner at on their big day and they usually get one present from us. So he had his dinner and got his present (a cell phone) on his birthday.

Anyway, the party was good because we had it at a small amusement park so there was a lot of walking however, there was also cookie cake. Lots of cookie cake. Then the cookie cake came home with us. But it is finally gone so that's good. I did eat well the rest of the time and I have been doing the treadmill everyday. I have been keeping up with my calories and have been making sure to get at least 8 glasses of water.

I'm feeling good about exercising everyday and I lost some weight so that's good.

Keep moving forward!!!!!

P.S. Did anybody see the All-Star game??? That was crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

day 6

Okay. I'm posting this a day late but I forgot to do it last night. I did my 1.4 miles and 30 minutes on the treadmill and decided to start keeping up with my calories at the daily plate. It feels counterintuitive to eat more calories to lose weight but I know my body and I know if I don't eat enough my body holds tight to every ounce. I haven't done my walking for today on the treadmill because me and my youngest ds have been shopping all day. I will try to get that done in a little while. Hope everyone is have a great weekend.

keep moving forward

day 5

Still going. I don't seem to be losing weight but I walk the treadmill and sweat everyday. I know that is good for me. Eventually the weight will start coming off. I am doing okay with my food today. I've had some fruit, almonds, and a strawberry smoothie. I guess that's okay. Nothing too bad.

I just wish the weight would start coming off. Of course I just got finished with ttom so maybe I'll start seeing some progress soon. All I can do is keep exercising and keep moving forward.

1.4 miles

30 minutes



day 4

Still going and that's a good thing. I walked 1.4 miles and 30 min. again today. I also played in the pool with the boys and that was fun for all of us. However, my eating was not so great. I did fine until dinner. I have 2 porkchops. They were baked not fried and they were not breaded so it could have been worse but it could have been better too!! I also had 4 reese's peanut butter cups (yum) and a bowl of apple sauce. I don't know what it is about apple sauce but I do love it!!!

So my eating could have been better and now I have swelly belly. But onward and upward. I will not eat anything else tonight and tomorrow is a new day.

Keep moving forward

day 3

another day in the books and another day on the treadmill. 1.4 miles in 30 minutes. Oh I was so hoping to get to that 1.5 and I was at about 1.48 but I'm trying to concentrate more on time right now and when I get that up I will deal with speed.

I could have done better with my eating. I have learned that I can not skip meals. My body will hold onto every little thing it gets if I don't eat. I did fine up until after dinner. I was watching tv then I made myself a drink and before I know it I was into the leftovers. It wasn't horrible....some beef tips mixed with yogurt. So not terrible I guess and there wasn't that much but now I'm making excuses and the fact remains that I ate when I shouldn't have and when I wasn't actually hungry.

Well goodnight I'm off to bed pretty soon.

Keep moving forward.

Day Two

Well I haven't had any weight change but it's only just the start and it is ttom so I'm not at all surprised. I did my treadmill today 1.4 miles and 30 minutes. So as long as I keep going I'm happy and I know that eventually the weight will start coming off.

Keep moving forward