Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Weekly Wednesday Weigh-in: Starting Week 9

So I did great this week. I downloaded the My Fit.ness Pal app to my phone and have been using it since last Wednesday. My only question is, How come you girls who are using it never told the rest of us how great it is and that you were essentially cheating!?!?!?!

For the rest of you who don't know:

MFP allows you to enter your age, height, weight and how many pounds you would like to lose each week. Then it give you a recommendation for a net calorie maximum you can't exceed to be able to lose the weight at the pace you select. When you eat food and enter it it adds calories, when you exercise you subtract calories. It takes the guesswork out of eating healthy and exercising and gives me exact numbers to deal with. You can scan the barcodes on foods to enter them and choose how much of the package you actually ate. You can create recipes and know how many calories are in homemade food. You can enter the calories you burned from screen on the exercise equipment or you can choose from averages based on what you did. It just makes it SOOOOO easy!

And you know what? It works!!!! After using it for one week, I lost 2 pounds after not losing any weight for like 4 weeks in a row. It also show you that if you keep up your current routine (meaning being under your calorie goal) how much weight you will have lost projected out by 5 weeks.

You freakin' stinkin' cheaters! I'm exposing you here and ha!

Anyway, I also found out that my TSH has returned to the normal range. After I see another Dr. on the 23rd for my newly diagnosed lupus, I'll be back in the monthly cycling business...hopefully.

1. Reiterate my goal and where I stand in reference to this goal. (BMI info from this website)

Starting weight: 145        
Last Week's Weight: 141
Current Weight: 139 (-6 lbs total, 14 lbs to goal)   
Goal Weight : 125       

Starting BMI: 26.5
Last Week's BMI: 25.8
Current BMI: 25.4 (still "overweight")
Goal BMI: 18.5-24.9 or exactly 22.9 for goal weight

2. Discuss what I am going to do to achieve my goals.

Progress on last week's activities:

1. Time my mile and try to beat my previous time of 11:45: I did it!
2. Run/walk for an hour and see if I can do 4 miles in an hour again: I did this this week too, but I think I'm going to drop this goal, walk/running for an hour to reach 4.0 miles an hour just sucks
3. Continue with no soda for a week and see if I can also do no beer for a week: I had one soda this week and that was it, and I still was under my calorie goal for the day
4. Yoga this week: Saturday, yup
5. Start using the My fitness pal app: I did and it was fantastic
6. Allow Nate to train me 2x this week: I got to the gym and trained myself.
Activities for this coming week: (the more activities I attempt, the more I am likely to achieve)

1. Time my mile and run it at a pace of 5.2 miles an hour
2. Continue with no soda for a week and see if I can also do no beer for a week
3. Go to yoga class
4. Continue with My Fit.ness Pal app

3. Post a (reasonably healthy) recipe that I've tried, a cooking tip, a new idea for working out for people to try, a photo update of my weight loss, or anything else I feel like sharing.

Seriously, I want everyone to either download the My Pal app or just go online and get the free account. Try it for just one day and see what you think. 
Then I want you to come back and tell me about it. If you already use it, please tell me what you think about it.

Bloggers I follow that are participating (visit their sites to see who else is participating):

Josey (of course) @ My Cheap Version of Therapy who is postpartum
Gee @ GeeBaby who is relatively new to blogging
Donor Diva @ Donor Diva: Mother via Egg Donation who is trying for #2
Holly G @ Holly G and Co. who is postpartum after #2
Jenn @ Adventures of The Nomadic Housewife who is postpartum


  1. Wooo hooo!!! That's awesome! I used my fitness pal in the summer time and found it worked really well too. Congrats!!

    You'll have to send me an email update on what's going on with cycling in March :)

  2. I'm glad you joined MFP!! Isn't it awesome? It has seriously been the key to my success. You should add me as a friend - my handle is _josey_

    Dude - you stuck to no beer last week? I should work on that as a goal, but I just don't want to! :)

  3. That looks very cool! I'm going to have to try it. I keep saying I need to get on the ball and then something happens and another week goes by without me doing much. Congrats on losing this week! Woohoo!!

    P.S. - thanks also for always commenting on my blog. It means alot :)

  4. Hi! I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did. We have a few things in common! I just started using MFP...and I hate it, haha. It's a pain, and I've already half given up! I suppose I need to put a little effort in. Also, I have Hashimoto's, and this past summer I was on a TTC break due to my TSH being too high, so I can completely relate! I also have high antibodies for something other than Hashi's...and they aren't sure what yet. So we definitely have things in common! I'm signing up to follow your journey. Check out my blog when you get a chance too, I'd love the feedback!


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