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Old 05-19-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default Weekly Chat 5/19 - 5/25

Ooh, I've never started the weekly chat before!

Just wanted to say I hope everyone has a great week! It's a rainy Monday here, which is never a good thing. Oh well, at least it's spring!

Off to my painting class (I am such a disaster at almost all things art-related, so thank goodness I only have 4 classes left).

Happy Monday!
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:45 AM   #2
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Hey everybody! Very excited that Memorial Weekend is coming up because at my office we get the Friday before and obviously Monday off. I have a big wedding this weekend, which I am very excited about. I have been working out like crazy and eating extra healthy to prepare for this big event. You know what I find ironic though? You work so hard to fit into a dress, and the second you put on the dress for the big event is when you eat and drink like there's no tomorrow so by the end of the night you feel like if you bend over the dress is just going to rip in half.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:57 AM   #3
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im excited by the thought of friday at 3.30....
i get a week off....
will b the first time ive had off since christmas....

a new set of scales irritated me saturday, big time....
but i guess if the readings show to be decreasing on it weekly ill be happy....
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:09 PM   #4
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i start curves tomorrow, hopefully can use my pj pants as workout gear lol
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:10 PM   #5
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hey everyone, i had a weird week, lots fo stress, no loss on scales, but im trying hard not to weigh obsessivly, im addicted its annoying!
my big weigh in date is the 27th i hope to see some difference then.
i just did my first workout of the week, was good, but i think my iron levels are a bit low today so i was not able to jog for as long without walking a bit imbetween, normally i can go for a long time. :-(
oh well at least i did it, now i can relax.
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:22 PM   #6
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hey everyone!!

yay for time off!

american people - explain memorial day weekend to me

we went to a wedding last night which was wonderful, UK people i shall let you know when it will be on BBC 3! its a show called dont tell the bride!

anyway, the happy couple were great and the reception was themed in the style of las vegas, there was a rat pack singer, casino girls and a dice, roulette and black jack table and everyone got chips to use.. was a bit odd being filmed by huge cameras and those fluffy mics everywhere!

my scale is staying at 202.2 right now but im having plenty of nsv's which is fabulous!

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Old 05-19-2008, 03:33 PM   #7
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Hey Everyone, Happy Monday! I’m doing good today. I had a family bbq this weekend. Everyone raved how good I look (I don’t see them very often so it was a shocker to them.) I did pretty good at the bbq even though I did have a piece of cake but I tried to go for the healthy options, low fat cheese and fruit. I also stayed away from the food table.

Other then that relaxing weekend, got some shopping done. I’m going to New York on Thursday. I’m really excited but I know there is a lot of bad food options so I really have to stay on my game plan. I’m thinking fruit and yogurt for breakfast, something healthy for lunch like a salad without a ton of additives and lean protein, and then trying not to go overboard for dinner (which is what always throws me off).

Just keep swimming – I know what you mean I can’t do anything art – y at all. I could not even paint my apartment. Oh well such is life. I hope you enjoyed your painting class.

Cookie – that is funny I never thought about it that way but it is true I am getting ready for a wedding this summer and then yep going to drink and eat heavily.

Lissa – good luck at curves tomorrow my mom use to do it and loved it.

Jamie – Sorry about no loss. I’m sure next week will be better.

Paula – Memorial Day is to celebrate the US troops that have died for our country. It is a way of remember them and their sacrifice.
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:37 PM   #8
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ahhh i see, we have rememberance day here, its always the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

there is a country wide 2 minute silence and huge wreaths laid at all of the monuments.

everyone wears a red poppy to symbolise it.
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:49 PM   #9
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Hey everyone! I wrote another post introducing myself (called motivation). Well, hello again!

A little summary. I am currently at 150lbs and my goal is to be down 10 pounds by July...I'm still trying to figure out if that is really a realistic goal. I might shoot for 5 and then another 5 by the second fitting. Oh yeah, that is another thing...I'm getting married in october. I'm SOOO excited! We are getting married here in Iowa, and we are going on a small weekend honeymoon to a local resort. In January though, we are going to Disney World. Not sure what I'm mostly excited about lol.

Diet wise...I'm just really trying to watch my calories. I am doing slimfast in the morning (just seems to help get me going) and then eating some fruit and a sandwhich for lunch. I normally shoot for a couple of snacks during the day and an appropriate dinner. Some days are hard though lol. I try to aim for about 1300-1400 calories.

I am also pretty loyal to the gym...well, at least I was lol. I was going at least four times a week for the last few months (got my first 5 pounds off!), but these last couple of weeks just got crazy (I had to do some wedding planning things and organize and get my hosue ready for another friend's bachelorette party...lasted the entire weekend). I am ready to start afresh. I want to get these last 10 pounds off!

So, anyway...day 1 back on track is goinig ... o.k. so far. Actually, not very good this morning. Insteed of slimfast I had a Smoore Poptart...opps (left over from the weekend party). I also ate some chips (Cool Ranch) and chocolate...also left over. I felt HORRIBLE! Luckily, I threw the rest of the chips away, brought the rest of the chocolate to school...in the teacher's lounge...they are all gone now lol... and gave the rest of the poptarts to my roommate. I really want to start fresh.

My lunch was good, and I had a 100 calorie snack after school. My plan was to go workout after school. I did not sleep very well lastnight, and we went for a LONG walk yesterday and my lower legs are really sore. I know I should just GO and get the week started. I really don't think I'm going to make it nonight though. That's ok though...if I go every day for the rest of the week I will make my goal of going four times before the weekend




Hey Swimming, are you an Harry Potter fan? Mentioning AD in your signature. I am too! Can't wait for the 6th movie this summer. I'm sad that the books are all finished though

It rained here all morning too! Luckily, it warmed up in the afternoon so we got to play outside (elemetnary school substitute teacher).

Cookie, I had to laugh so hard at your post. That is soo true! It sounds like you deserve a splurge this weekend lol. Are you in this wedding? Maybe just going to a good friend/family member's wedding.

100py, sounds like you deserve a nice break. Do you have special plans during your break?

Lissa, lol...that is a great idea! I bet they won't turn you away at least. I checked out curves once, but it didn't seem quite right to me. I really enjoy running/fast jogging on a treadmil...a great stress reliever. Curves did look like a lot of fun though. I think I would have joined if they would have access to a couple of treadmils/ellipitcals. That is just me though

Freethetoys, Mondays are always rough on me too...lol, I normally take the weekend off. I hope you get your iron count back up. Eat some bran flakes or something (I think that is a pretty high iron count). Maybe a couple of eggs...

Paula, what don't they tell the bride??? This sounds like a show I would really appreciate lol. What is nsv? I'm sorry you didn't see any weightloss, but keep your spirits up. Keep working hard.

Remember how to smile, you going to New York? How fun! Any special occasion? I've never been. Dinner always messes me up too. I normally stay busy enough for breakfast and lunch...by evening I have some time and have a tendency to snack all night.
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:59 PM   #10
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welcome tessa and congratulations!! dont be hard on yourself about not going to the gym, if your body is sore you should let it rest anyway... rest days are as important for muscle growth as working out ya know!

are you measuring yourself? only weight loss will be slower if your working out that much but inches should drop !

dont tell the bride,,, how shall i say this, the bride doesnt know shes getting married on a certain day... she doesnt pick ANYTHING the groom does it all, dress, flowers, food everything!! NSV is a non scale victory... i got into some combat pants today that i couldnt fit into last week, and my progress pics show significant reductions!
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:11 PM   #11
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Paula, how exciting! That is a great milestone!

I know what you are saying about measuring...I've tried that. I have so much trouble though. How do you girls measure? How do you know you are measuring the same way you did the week before (the exact same spot on tummy...legs...

Ummmm, well..I know what show I do NOT want to be part of...LOL! That would be so unnerving...but fun to watch.
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:41 PM   #12
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I don't measure and I don't weigh. I used to every single day, but then I got obsessed by the numbers and had to stop. Now I track my progress by how my clothes fit.

I've really been into cooking lately. The way I see it, I can eat exactly what I want with out worrying about the calories. For example, I decided to stay in on Saturday and watch a movie. Normally I order a high calorie Italian feast, but this time I decided to make exactly what I wanted. I heated up Progresso Minestroni Soup (ok I didn't cook that, but still you get the point) and cooked a Chicken Caccitore with lots of yummy vegetables. It was the perfect Italian food for very low calories.
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:59 PM   #13
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Paula - Your Remembrance Day is our Veterans' Day. Love the new picture, by the way!

Tessa - Yes, I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan. I'm sad the books are over too, but still looking forward to the last two movies, and listening to all the books on tape!

Remember - My painting class was OK. At least it stopped raining so we could paint outside.

I noticed I put Saturday instead of Sunday as the ending date for the chat, but I asked a mod to fix it, so hopefully it will be changed.

OK, guess I should go run now...
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:53 PM   #14
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i start curves tomorrow, hopefully can use my pj pants as workout gear lol
Oh, I've seen some ladies in something I swear they looked like their pj's at my Curves! =)

Good luck! I hope you will like it.
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:02 PM   #15
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Tessa – Welcome to the forum, it looks like you have been doing well so far. To answer your first question, I’m going for my internship. I’m entering my third year of law school and have been interning at a veteran law clinic since January. I really enjoy the work and it is fleet week in New York so we have some programs and stuff going on out there. I’m excited because I will be there for 6 days and I’ve never been there either so it will be nice to get to see the city and stuff, plus they are putting us up in the Sherton down town, how nice is that. As for the measuring question I have never really measured myself, maybe once every three or four months I will but not consistently so I’m no help.

Just Keep Swimming – that is ok it happens to the best of us when we start threads like that. Even if it doesn’t get changed we will live and know what you mean.
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