Claire L.

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10/01/2020 12:16AM in The WayBetter Transformer - $1000 in Wellness Prizes!
Remember, at the end of each round we'll announce winners of the Most Liked Player, Most Liked Comment, and the Most Generous Liker. Make your game fun by leaving and liking great comments!

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Claire L.

Eew. Everyone's competing with each other to be the thinnest and we're judged in periodic popularity contests to let us know whether we're in the "in crowd" or not. Am I back in high school?

Claire L.

09/28/2020 4:06PM in The WayBetter Transformer - $1000 in Wellness Prizes!
Okay, I'm stumped. My weight loss has STOPPED. My diet is super clean - entirely whole foods, no grains, very little starch, no added sugars, tons of water, no alcohol, ~50% of my calories and 90% of my food volume comes from fresh fruit and veggies. (I'm a vegetarian, so keto is a nonstarter.) I thought maybe I was eating more than I thought, so I logged everything I ate for a few days. I burn 5-800 calories during weekday workouts, and 1000-1500 on the weekends. I eat ~2000 calories a day as 20% protein, 40% fat, 40% carbohydrate. Yesterday, for example, I burned 1500 calories in my workout and ate 2200, which is typical for me. If my body were a calculator, then that's a net of 700 calories for the day. I know I'm healthy (i.e. not starving) because my workouts are getting better, I feel great and I'm not hungry between meals, but my weight has been stable for weeks.

Does anyone have any *experience* breaking through a plateau?

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RANDEL H.

I drop my carbs and aim for protein when I need to break through a plateau.

Kathy

I will switch my breakfast and dinner up Beloit or not it works!!!

Christina G.

09/27/2020 9:17AM in The WayBetter Transformer - $1000 in Wellness Prizes!
Here I am a creature of reality! I am excited to lose weight but still find that my mental status gets in the way!
I am 100% on board and fully devoted to my weight loss journey of a lifetime. My willpower is stronger than I am naturally inside. This transformation is healthy and good for me.
However, I find myself super lonely and sad inside. Food was my go to when I felt this way. I am surrounded by people and have a bubbly personality. I don’t shine my deep rooted sadness, loneliness.
This journey is exceptionally hard for me because on the outside I am looking better and feeling better but on the inside I am so lost.

How do you manage?
My old behavior was to turn to carbs to make me feel better. When in reality I was killing myself.
Now, more than ever it’s harder to make new friends at 46. I feel list, empty and alone. It’s not about looking in the mirror anymore and seeing my progress. I am proud I stick to my journey of weight loss and a healthier me.
Inside I am crushed. The more effort I put towards a better me the more people around me have comments.
I’m the same person. I just took action to be a healthier me. It may scare some people but I’m reality.... it’s making me more sad and lonely.
Therapy isn’t the answer. I tried that. Finding a local group or local friends seems to be impossible. I feel that is what I need in my life to repair my loneliness. I just have NO Clue how to do that now.
I am a happy, bubbly person on the outside. Most people don’t know how much they hurt me on the inside.
Ideas on how to find groups or friends in a local area?
Walking group? Hang out group? Fitness group? Activity group? Idk...
any ideas welcome!

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Christina G.

Thank you! Yes, this is really hard. I keep plugging away. I appreciate all the tips. I’m still struggling to find my way... it will take time I am sure.

Anna Elisabetta

I highly recommend short form meditation to help with sorting out what you *think* you need. Like others mentioned we have these automatic thoughts of what we need in times of struggle-"I need to be with people/food/certain activities and I will then be happy". I thought for a long time I needed a better job or a more interesting hobby, or I needed to be more informed/smarter and I would just be happier. For a few minutes or even an hour a day I devote mindfulness to clearing my mind of all need thoughts. I found that working through the weeds of "I-need-XYZ but don't know how to get it" actually helps you see you have a lot of what you need already in front of you. I recommend this podcast series: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast

Evelyn V.

09/23/2020 7:34PM in The WayBetter Transformer - $1000 in Wellness Prizes!
I have been doing pretty well with eating veggies but I’m to the point now after 2 1/2 months where I’m pretty much over it. I’m over all these vegetables 

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Evelyn V.

That’s be great Fearless. Thank you

Christina G.

I wish I was eating more veggies but I can’t seem to keep them fresh enough. I eat hard boiled eggs a lot and sick of them lol

Liz B.

09/22/2020 2:06PM in The WayBetter Transformer - $1000 in Wellness Prizes!
Really struggling. Gained weight since last weigh in. Can’t focus on this right now. My mom is near the end of this life. 😥

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Cheryl C.

Really sorry to hear this. Praying for you.

Suzannakins

I’m so sorry.

Claire L.

09/16/2020 6:39AM in The WayBetter Transformer - $1000 in Wellness Prizes!
The first month was easy-ish because there was so much low hanging fruit, but this month it’s getting a little harder to lose. I’m on one of those annoying plateaus where I see the change on my body, but not the scale. Makes me feel like I’m crazy!

Me: My clothes are looser and I see that muscle that disappeared years ago.
Scale: Stop kidding yourself. You’re just as fat as ever.
Me: But what about the belt? I’m down a notch!
Scale: who are you going to believe? Me, or your lying eyes? They use me for science. Your eyes think a slice of pizza is half the calories if you fold it in half before you eat it.
Me: But... You’re probably right. Sigh.

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Cheryl C.

This is hilarious but I do know the feeling. Don't quit, it will budge soon. Muscle is heavier than fat so as long as the notches are moving, you are progressing.

Sally L.

Your scale fibs, believe the belt!

renee c.

09/12/2020 7:03PM in The WayBetter Transformer - $1000 in Wellness Prizes!
  • What’s the best workout to burn the most calories??

    I’ve rode my bike the first month of the challenge but I don’t feel like that’s enough.

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Isabella A.

Hey pretty lady! Here are some ideas:
Youtube: Mike Peele - Hip Hop Fit (350-400cal/35-45 min)
Elliptical: high intensity (30min, 160bpm and up = 500/600 cal) OR 2nd heart rate zone [HOW I GOT THROUGH MY WEIGHTLOSS PLATEAU AND HAVE DROPPED 5LBS THIS WEEK!] (60min, 120-140bpm = 600cal)

You’re gonna have to calculate for the heart rate zones what that would be for your age! The app I use with my Apple Watch to track is called: FITIV ! The idea of low heart rate/long distance training is getting your body in a “fat burning state” since weirdly, higher heart rates create just burn fat by building muscle! Which trust me: I am the queen of high intensity, and Hiit! I also love Jillian Michaels 90 day transformation videos (they do insane body transformations but the scale won’t move much. Quickest visual results I’ve seen. Been my secret to looking trim and curvy since 2012) but when you’re trying to get the number down, the lower effort, long distance is way better. Think about it: Sprinters are usually more muscular, while Long Distance runners are more lean! All about balance:heart:

I hope all of this helps!! Sending awesome amazing vibes! YOU ARE GONNA KILL THIS WEEK!

Isabella A.

https://youtu.be/Vf7BnjVaHF8

WATCH FOR LOW HEART RATE TRAINING INFO! Leaves you waaaaay less exhausted! Yes it takes longer to get the calories, but it’s way way way more sustainable to me. Just watch some YouTube, Netflix, or listen to your favorite playlists or audible books, and boom! You’re done!

Alyssa A

09/12/2020 12:17PM in The WayBetter Transformer - $1000 in Wellness Prizes!
I forgot to weigh in! I’ve been without power for days and it slipped my mind!

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Julia

Almost had the same experience! Between the smoke in the air, worrying about family members losing their homes, and being without power for 72 hours, it’s a miracle I’m not completely off the wagon! Are you in the Pacific Northwest with all the fires too? Hope you stay safe!:heart:

Patricia R.

lol me too! Ah well-I won’t forget next time!!!!

Haley

09/11/2020 3:10PM in The WayBetter Transformer - $1000 in Wellness Prizes!
  • Winning round 1 this morning put me at 70.2 pounds total lost in 11 months. I get hung up on the small fluctuations and then I am smacked in the face with reality of how far I’ve truly come.

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Momofminicoopers

Great job!!!

Marc D.

Great job Haley!

Kelly R.

09/11/2020 12:00PM in The WayBetter Transformer - $1000 in Wellness Prizes!
Ugh! Missed my weigh in by a pound. I hit a plateau and finally got the scale to move in the last week. I can’t be to upset though because I have lost 16.5 pounds in 2 months! It’s a marathon, not a sprint.😁😁😁

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Claire L.

Wow! That's amazing! 16.5lb is SO MUCH weight. Congratulations!!! Weight is just one measurement, and not even the BEST measurement for health. Congratulations on your progress so far!

Christina G.

I’m super excited for you! You are a winner and the pound is nothing. Our bodies fluctuate 1-5 pounds depending on water, clothes etc. I find one day I lost 5 pounds and the next I gained 3 back. As we loose weight our bodies have to adjust.
In my case I have been the same weight most of my life and it’s not good and my body seems to like it there. It is all time... your body has to adjust!
You are a winner! You’re still going!!!
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