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WAY TO GO COLTS!!
What a great Super Bowl Sunday. My team won!!!
And, I was op. It's amazing how easy it is to be op when you don't have any junk in the house. I made a huge veggie tray with NO dip! And I made a huge pot of chili with ground turkey. I don't like it as much as chili with ground beef, but the turkey was on 79 cents a
pound and 97% lean. So, it's ok. I did have some frozen then baked mozz sticks (only 4 little ones) and frozen (then baked) battered mushrooms (only 3). So, that's pretty darn good for our house. DH resisted buying chips and I was so proud of him. I can stay away from chips and even not buy them. But if he buys them and they're in the house, I'm doomed. And he's terrible about chips, so I was really really proud of him.
It's -8 here today before wind chill and DH's battery was dead in his car this morning. So, I told him to take my car and I stayed home. I didn't even think of taking him and then picking him up tonight. So, I'll use the day to finish up some sewing and just mess around. It'll be a great day. And, since there's no junk in the house, I'll be op again.
I'll come back for personals later on. I just had to share that I was op for the super bowl. It;s the first time ever!
Sandy - I am so pleased to hear how you really enjoyed watching the Superbowl even without the usual junk food! That really is a lifestyle change I am glad your team won too, it made it the perfect day for you didn't it!
Sorry it's so cold there, it's pretty chilly here too, but not below zero or anything so I mustn't grumble! I hope you enjoy your unscheduled day off, who knows, you might get some nice emails written HINT HINT
Ammi! Look at you go! : You look MAAAVOLUS dahling!
AMY! - a BIG to two town!!!
Sandy: You did so well with you superbowl snacking! WTG!
Patti: Hang in there girl! You'll get there!
Look! I replied to everyone on the thread! This is probably the only time I'll manage that!
I had a hungry day yesterday. I was just starving all day. Still, I only went into my flex points a bit and I have 20 left for the week, so all is good. I made apple pie yesterday and ate 10 points worth! But I also made vegetable soup, so that made up for it I'd say. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical again this morning. And a few minutes I got on the scale and IT'S UP THREE POUNDS! I SO don't understand my body. We'll see what the scale says on Wednesday.
Better post this before other people do and I'm no longer replying to everyone on the thread!
Maintained again today - yawn quite boring now! I am having fun relaxing about food and knowing I can eat what I want (really truly) when I want is great, but I am hoping the swimming and gymming will help burn pounds off.
Well done ammi, i really am stunned by your losses but I guess u are really committed to both WW and exercising, so I guess u are proof it can pay off!!You've done great to do that the week after losing 100.
Everyone else who has lost - well done.
Sandy good 4 u not indulging, and I bet u enjoyed your day better and had more energy yeah?
Hope u had a good monday, I got some good work done on my essays so am pleased with that, might swim later but not sure, tired today!!
Great losses Ammi and Amy! Amy, two town is terrific!!
I am so tired of the cold! Yesterday we had a close call -- the water pipe to the laundry room almost froze!! It's inside the house, but we had closed off the room and I guess it got cold enough. That's what happens when it's -10 overnight! Oh, that's -10 fahrenheit! It's been REALLY cold
My 5 C's of healthy living: Commitment to conscious control, with the understanding that choices have consequences
Ammi: Congrats on another -3! you are doing so well. I am soooo happy for you! You go girl!
Amy: Congrats on getting to 2 Town! What a wonderful victory! Great job.
Sandy: Good for you staying op during Superbowl. We always have a huge party with tons of snacks but this year we didn't do that so I can't really claim a victory. lol. I did stay op so it is kind of a victory. Congrats on the Colts win also. Tony Dungee sure deserves that ring!
Patti: Hang in there. Just keep pluggin along. Maybe you could get some inspiration by going back, way back to when you first started and see how far you have come. Read some of your old posts. Maybe it will help some.
Lilion: So sorry you are up a bit. Maybe you shouldn't weigh so much? I don't know just a thought. I'm sure you will be back down on Wednesday. Good luck.
Emily: Great job staying the same and not gaining. I'm sure the exercise will help you loose.
Next mini goal to get down under 300
Final Goal : 199
No Annie - you are absolutely right. It gives me such a boost when it's down, but when it's up. I REALLY should just try to forget that scale is even here! Addiction is a sad thing. I am a scale addict, no doubt.
I hope you had a good weekend and are having a pleasant Monday!
Not sure what my weight is right now, but will check that on Wednesday(my weigh-in day).
Good luck to everyone this week and hope you all stay warm...here in Southern Ontario, Canada it is horrible today....sunny, but blowing snow and very cold.... -17ºC (1ºF) with a wind chill of -30ºC (-22ºF)
One for every 10 lbs gone:
Small goal - Down to 250 by August 11 2010(day before we leave on our trip
Patti - it must be really difficult to stay motivated to diet and exercise when the exercising part is so darn painful. I hope you are getting at least some arm work outs using the Wii
Lilion - I can just imagine you saying "your look MAAAVOLUS dahling!" for the compliments
Now for that scale addiction, it's time to call in the troops. Weigh on your normal weighing in day and then get your hubby to hide the scales!! Seriously, if it helps and doesn't end up with you threatening divorce if he doesn't tell you where they are, then I would do it. I know it's great when you see the scales go down, but on those days when just normal fluid fluctuations have you seeing a gain it's really depressing. That's why I only weigh once a week. When I have done it I put the scales up in my wardrobe and leave them there. It's definitely the best thing to do. I'm sorry you did see a gain today but I bet it will be gone by your offical WI
Em - yes I am very committed to my exercise and WW, they both work well for me thank goodness! I do worry if I will still have the will power to be so committed the first week I see a gain that I didn't deserve, or hit a plateau!
Sorry that you didn't see a loss this week, but at least you have the knowledge that you can eat what you want, and not gain! I am sure if you keep up with the exercise you will soon start losing those lbs, and all while not following a diet, how cool is that
Heather - I tell you what, on days like you and some of the others are having, with the bitterly cold temps, it's hard to believe we are in the midst of global warming. Stay warm and I hope all your pipes stay unfrozen
Annie - thanks for the congrats
KnCmamma - good luck with you WI on Wednesday, and stay warm. It sure is icy there!!!
Nancy, Brenda, Zelma, Katt, Lori, Sandy, Erika Leigh, Michelle, Valerie, Crystal, Sharon, Amy, Kymberly, Kenya, Missy, Xena, and all the other chicks and any lurking roosters hope all is well.
Lilion, Stay off that scale except for once a week. The daily ups and downs will make you nuts!
Emily, Awesome job on that swimming. You must have more endurance than me. Don't worry, the weight will come off. The key is consistency I think. It's hard to stay op and exercise every day, but it seems you're on a wonderful start.
annie, Thanks, Honey. I think the real victory was not buying junk food at the store. And yes, Tony Dungy deserved that ring. Especially after everything he and his family has been through. And I was so proud of Payton for not giving up. The game was great! This is the first time in several years my team won.
Wyllen~ We have the same stupid cold here too. I'm glad you caught that pipe in the laundry room. How awful that would have been. So, how are the folks in your city today. They should still be proud of the Bears. Somehow, the Colts' defense turned on. Rex will get his act together. He's still very, very young. At least you didn't have to play Kyle Ortman. He made me CRAZY when he was at Purdue, just 5 miles away. Well, I finally got some sewing done. I'd do some more, but, I broke 2 needeles today so I'm done....and I ran over my finger and have a tiny hole in my finger nail. I'm so clumsy sometimes. I'm gonna hit the shower girls, and do some emails....Ammi. Til later