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Old 05-28-2014, 01:17 PM   #151
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Kat - I will always be tweaking I don't 'have a plan'. I'm trying to make smarter choices on a more regular basis that will take the following things into consideration:

Provide necessary Nutrients
Limit Blood Sugar Spikes
And not promote weight gain
Allow me to still enjoy food as pleasure, I am honest and I can find enjoyment even in a celery stick I'm a foodie, there's no point in pretending i'm not.
Allow me to still enjoy a rich social life.

Those are my priorities decision making. I do my best to balance all those things listed in order of priorities when deciding what to eat.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:19 PM   #152
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Hey Katt.. you will have to let us know when the book is done and I THINK you deserve a holiday! I know you just started this job.. but maybe you can set up a holiday when you make another goal in this weight loss journey! I hope that arm and the swelling goes down and your poor nail... ouch.. Have you stopped having attacks too?... I have said a prayer!

Easily.. you are a GREAT Cheerleader! I love it! Thank you for my cheer.. and I will take it even tho the woosh was that extra water from the 3 family birthdays and my bad behavior! LOL

Watchout... I missed your post - I don't know how I missed that 2nd shot of you in that dress.. but you do look Yowza!

Hey Silent... This journey we are on.. is a lifer for us all.. as we will need to learn how to eat for our body type for "ever" and know what makes us gain and lose and know when we can treat outselves.. or I have a feeling we will burn out.. so GOOD for YOU!

Ali.. This weeks uptick is just for this week.. I bet you anything it will have wooshed away and taken some of its neighbors with those found lbs next weigh in! I betcha!

Fera..... oooohhhh It is SO hard to stay away from that reward scale (does yours have a name? Mine is Whoppie.. sometimes good sometimes not! LOL) When we are losing it is just so good to have a number showing us that our hard work is paying off!

Lostbut... Well you are anything but lost! Your journey is going darn well

Betsy - I remember you from the over 50's and losing it thread! I am happy to see and glad to be on this journey and this challenge with you! (I turned 56 3 weeks ago oh Yuck 60 is coming FAST Darn it!)

I feel lighter tonight and when I weighed before my 3 mile walk I was only .6 oz over my morning weight..I usually lose 1 - 2 lbs overnight so heres X (fingers crossed and the belief in my head!)
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1 for every 10 lbs lost

to Lothlorien 920 miles
traveled: 741.30 (exercise miles only) started 3/1/13
Remaining: 178.70 - Lothlorien!
Walk 2014 current X's = 184 -
511.30 miles walked. High steps 20043 7.28.14

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Old 05-29-2014, 02:59 AM   #153
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Hi everyone ... well I went back to the gym today ... for not just my 30 minute session with my new trainer .. but also a 45 minute Pilates class!!! Im a little sore now though lol .. but my trainer has booked me in for a sauna in my lunch break tomorrow to help recover .. then Im booked in with her on Tuesday and Pilates Thursday .. not gonna have the 2 on the same day again until I have built up a lot more fitness lol .. she did let me know that my weight may go up a little while my body adjusts so am now bracing myself for that lol .. but I really enjoyed it and she was very pleased with how well I did .. apparently Im a thinker for exercise .. in other words I analyse the positioning before I actually do the exercise to ensure I am doing it right lol .. oh and I used one of those big balls today for the first time ... was a little scary because I was always worried I would pop one of the darn things lol .. but I even used it to balance on while doing bench presses instead of lying on a bench! So yeah ... little stiff and tender now .. but will be worth it Im sure .. and the more I do it .. the easier it will be

Right .. off to spend some time with my hunny ... had a lovely dinner tonight .. made home-made Fish & Chips for my hunny ... while I had fish .. instead of chips I made a stir fry with grated Beetroot, Carrot, also Broccoli, Cauliflower, Onion, Courgette, Sugar Peas ... sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, a few cashews and almonds ... with a couple of teaspoons of parmesan powder and cottage cheese So filling!!

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Goal 3 - 240 reached 23.05.14: Goal 4 - 220
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:34 AM   #154
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Hi all! I hope you are having a fantastic week!

FeraFilia, I hope you enjoyed the cake. Sounds delish! Congrats on your progress!

WatchOut, good for you going sleeveless! I see people all the time much larger than we are doing it, so why shouldn't we!?

Silentarctic, sounds like you have a great "plan"!

Sue, I will be your cheerleader anytime you need me! And I know how hard it is just to get re-started or back to it so we are in this together sister!!!

NightKatt, you are rocking the exercise!!! That is great that you are watching your form. I am the worse about jumping in and over-doing and have the continuous injuries that never heal so you are very very wise!!!

We ARE worth it!!!

START WEIGHT (05/01): 222.0
GOAL WEIGHT: 204
TOTAL TO LOSE: 18
ACHIEVED: 7.4

Week 01 - MAY 08: 219.2
Week 02 - MAY 15: 217.6
Week 03 - MAY 22: 215.8
Week 04 - MAY 29: 214.6
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:43 AM   #155
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Easily Amused - The cake was a butter pecan poke cake. 1/15th of the cake was 550 calories, and so delicious you'd think the angels brought it down from heaven... probably because there's a tub of frosting mixed into the cake itself, and then holes poked across the top and a can of sweetened condensed milk + 2tbsp butter is poured in the holes to soak into the cake... then topped with whipped cream and chopped pecans... HEAVEN. I usually make it when there will be lots of guests so I don't have much left over lol. Re: Daily weighing - it keeps me on track, mostly, when it's not bouncing all over the place because of a high-sodium dinner or TOM.

Katt- Good job getting it done at the gym!!! Don't be surprised by the bump in weight at first, sore muscles are usually retaining water, and that's all it is... A couple years ago when I started lifting I had a 3 pound bounce that hung out for a week! Then it whooshed away and took some with it.

Skip (Sue?) My scale doesn't really have a name unless "hooker" counts... Because that's what I say when I don't agree with it... Of course, that's also what I call my husband when he's annoying me (as husbands are prone to doing ha!)... MIL doesn't approve of her son, who is about an inch away from ordained ministry, being called a hooker... Found that out this past weekend. Oops. If the rain doesn't go away, turn on the music and march in place. Make it a dance! That's what I do because it's a million degrees outside

And now I really need to go exercise, because I'm supposed to have that done before hubby gets back from getting the oil changed in my car! I'm suddenly very into step aerobics. Who knew?
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:48 PM   #156
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LOL Fera on the scale nickname...teehee

O.M.G. on the cake description. As someone that used to eat sweetened condensed milk out of the can, I can see so many reasons that it would taste like "heaven".
Hope the exercising went well!!!
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:13 PM   #157
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Got it done! 30 minutes of step aerobics and 276 calories, according to my HRM
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:54 PM   #158
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Okee .. so weigh in was a nice result this week ... was a little higher than I thought cos I was only a few grams higher after my Tuesday gym trip .. so Im figuring some of the workout yesterday took me up from what it could have been had I not done it .. but Im still glad I did and Im just really happy I went down .. even if it was more than the 1 pound a week the doc wants

START WEIGHT: 246.3
GOAL WEIGHT: 220
TOTAL TO LOSE: 26.3
ACHIEVED: - 6.1 pounds

Week 01 - MAY 05 - MAY 11: 244.7 (-1.6)
Week 02 - MAY 12 - MAY 18: 242.4 (-2.4)
Week 03 - MAY 19 - MAY 25: 240.3 (-2.1)
Week 04 - MAY 26 - JUN 01:
Week 05 - JUN 02 - JUN 08:
Week 06 - JUN 09 - JUN 15:
Week 07 - JUN 16 - JUN 22:
Week 08 - JUN 23 - JUN 29:
Week 09 - JUN 30 - JUL 06:
Week 10 - JUL 07 - JUL 13:
Week 11 - JUL 14 - JUL 20:
Week 12 - JUL 21 - JUL 27:
Week 13 - JUL 28 - AUG 03:
Week 14 - AUG 04 - AUG 10:
Week 15 - AUG 11 - AUG 17:
Week 16 - AUG 18 - AUG 24:
FINAL WEIGH IN - AUG 31:

Will do catch up with everyone tonight
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:28 PM   #159
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Congrats on your loss, Katt!
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:03 PM   #160
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Great job on the exercise Fera! Every time I see you nickname, I think of Amy Farrah Fowler on Big Bang Theory.

Nightkatt, WTG on your loss this week! Woohoo!!!

The scale is misbehaving, but I know it has to be hormone related so I refuse to let it throw me off plan this weekend!

Have a great weekend everyone and be good to yourself!
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:20 PM   #161
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Easily - My name comes from my days of taking Latin about a thousand years ago in high school... I'm not sure the grammar is entirely correct, and the words should probably be reversed.. but fera is an adjective, means wild... filia is a noun means child (f) or daughter. So... It's sort of Latin for wild child.

In other news. OMIGOSH I DID IT! 10 pounds gone! Something about that first 10 pounds...

I'll highlight my losses in green, my gains in red, and my "did not weighs" in purple.

Start Weight: 323.0
Goal Weight: 299!
Loss goal: 24 pounds

Week 04 - MAY 30: 319.6 (-3.4)
Week 05 - JUNE 6: (out of town)
Week 06 - JUNE 13:
Week 07 - JUNE 20:
Week 08 - JUNE 27:
Week 09 - JULY 4:
Week 10 - JULY 11:
Week 11 - JULY 18:
Week 12 - JULY 25:
Week 13 - AUGUST 1:
Week 14 - AUGUST 8:
Week 15 - AUGUST 15:
Week 16 - AUGUST 22:
FINAL WEIGH IN - AUGUST 29:

Total lost: 3.4

Pounds to go: 20.6

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Old 05-30-2014, 12:38 PM   #162
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Congrats on the 10 lbs Mandy!
Thanks for sharing about your nickname. I was just pronouncing it Farrah Figh-la in my head which is why I was thinking Amy Farrah Fowler. And for some reason I thought it had to do with cats (because of the pic)
Funny, how we mis-interpret things.
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:43 PM   #163
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I'll be up where it's less hot... We're going to Indy for a church assembly and my husband has an interview with a congregation (fingers crossed!) and then visiting family in Ohio.

I'm kinda scared of the time in Indy... Lutherans know how to put out a spread of food. I'll be like a kid in a candy store that was told not to touch.
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:53 PM   #164
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Not a big loss, but I'll take it!

Off to pick up my grands for the weekend, so still not getting a chance to post anything. Trying to create a low calorie Pad Thai recipe using spaghetti squash and PB2. If if works out, I'll post it.

START WEIGHT: 347.8
GOAL WEIGHT: 316
TOTAL TO LOSE: 31.8
ACHIEVED:

Week 01 - MAY 05 - MAY 11: 347.8 (START)
Week 02 - MAY 12 - MAY 18: 335.8 (-12.0 -- BIG whoosh!)
Week 03 - MAY 19 - MAY 25: 336.0 (+0.2)
Week 04 - MAY 26 - JUN 01: 334.4 (-1.6)
Week 05 - JUN 02 - JUN 08:
Week 06 - JUN 09 - JUN 15:
Week 07 - JUN 16 - JUN 22:
Week 08 - JUN 23 - JUN 29:
Week 09 - JUN 30 - JUL 06:
Week 10 - JUL 07 - JUL 13:
Week 11 - JUL 14 - JUL 20:
Week 12 - JUL 21 - JUL 27:
Week 13 - JUL 28 - AUG 03:
Week 14 - AUG 04 - AUG 10:
Week 15 - AUG 11 - AUG 17:
Week 16 - AUG 18 - AUG 24:
FINAL WEIGH IN - AUG 31:
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:58 PM   #165
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START WEIGHT: 330.4
GOAL WEIGHT: 305.4
TOTAL TO LOSE: 25
ACHIEVED: 8.4

Week 01 - MAY 05 - MAY 11: 328.4 (-2.0 lbs.)
Week 02 - MAY 12 - MAY 18: 326.0 (-2.4 lbs.)
Week 03 - MAY 19 - MAY 25: 322.6 (-3.4 lbs.)
Week 04 - MAY 26 - JUN 01: 322.0 (-0.6 lbs.)
Week 05 - JUN 02 - JUN 08:
Week 06 - JUN 09 - JUN 15:
Week 07 - JUN 16 - JUN 22:
Week 08 - JUN 23 - JUN 29:
Week 09 - JUN 30 - JUL 06:
Week 10 - JUL 07 - JUL 13:
Week 11 - JUL 14 - JUL 20:
Week 12 - JUL 21 - JUL 27:
Week 13 - JUL 28 - AUG 03:
Week 14 - AUG 04 - AUG 10:
Week 15 - AUG 11 - AUG 17:
Week 16 - AUG 18 - AUG 24:
FINAL WEIGH IN - AUG 31:

Well today was a bit disappointing, but I am trying not to let it get me down. I tried to prepare myself last night, knowing that I had way too much sodium yesterday and it would probably reflect poorly on the scale this morning, but it still kind of hurts. A loss is a loss and I should be celebrating -0.6 lbs. I looked back in my WW booklet and noticed that the last time I lost 0.# lbs. that I had a bigger loss the next week, so I am going to keep at it.


Nightkatt: GREAT job on the exercise you got in! I called my local YMCA yesterday to get the price for membership and it's $38/mo. That's a bit steep for me right now, on top of what I am paying for WW. Out of curiousity, does your healthcare there cover the cost of the gym?

Ali06: Glad you had a great time over the weekend while being "disconnected". Sometimes that's exactly what we need. I am sure that weight will be off in no time.

Easily Amused: Hey, I have a drawer full of Spanx that I've never worn also. Lol. I do remember Delta Burke! I wear a swimming suit when I am at home, but out in public... no way. A baggy t-shirt and shorts. I don't care what kind of looks I get. But really, I avoid those types of situations in public. I look forward to being able to go to a public jacuzzi (I LOVE jacuzzis) or a water park and not having to worry!

FeraFilia: I know how it is when you have a dessert that you need to eat up. I watched my husband eat a piece of his ice cream birthday cake every night for a week straight and he still lost weight! Lol. MEN! I had 2 pieces during two different weigh-in periods. The cake was approx. 440 cals for a slice. Next year I will buy a smaller one. For a light dessert, I really like fat free chocolate pudding with a dollop of whipped cream. So good. If I have extra calories, I will crumble up half of a chocolate chip cookie and put it on top.

Silentartic: Your non-plan sounds fabulous! I really like your outlook on things. I, too, can't find any enjoyment in a celery stick, no matter how hard I try, so I don't eat them. I focus on looking for ways to fit the things I do like into my days (the trick is just that I can't have everything on the SAME day... this may seem obvious, but it took me a while to figure out lol) while trying to keep nutrition in mind.

Wannaskip: Keep up the great work! I hope the scale was kind to you.

betsy: Enjoy your weekend with the grands and your pad thai! Let us know how it goes.

AND CONGRATS TO EVERYONE ON THEIR LOSSES!! WOOHOO!!


Something that is on my mind and may help someone else... I am an emotional eater. Before I was ready to do this weight loss thing, I would actually get so emotional and anxious that I would cry over the thought of not being able to have fast food french fries every day, etc. It literally felt like the end of the world to me. But now I am able to go to restaurants and order steamed broccoli even if they offer fries on the menu. I just tell myself that fries will ALWAYS be there and I can have them when I plan for them. It sounds so simple when I type it out, but it was really difficult to get to this point and I am so happy to be here!
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