100 lb. Club - My Daily Committments week of Dec 26-Jan 1

12-26-2006, 04:38 PM
I don't want to step on any toes, hope it's ok I am starting this.

My personal daily goals for this week:

half hour walk every day
2 gallons water every day
no missed medications this week (already messed this one up today, but I am starting fresh with tonight's dose of kidney meds!)

How is everyone else doing??? What are your goals for the week?

12-27-2006, 12:06 AM
Thanks for starting us off for the week SAPF!

I'm back! Christmas was great. It's always nice to spend time with family, though being away from home really wreaks havoc with one's routine. I tried my best to stay on my path, with a respite for Christmas dinner. I went way overboard on the Honeybaked ham, even snuck into the kitchen and stood at the fridge eating handfuls of it out of the container. Ah, a nice reminder that the dreaded binger lives on inside me... I came home a day early out of boredom. Love my parents, but I was ready to be home. My birthday is tomorrow. I should have stayed to celebrate it with them, but part of me needed to escape the leftovers. Now I've done it, though. I'm spending my birthday alone, likely in a puddle of tears, thinking of all the things I thought I would have done by 35 and haven't! Ugh, makes me teary just to think about it...

I haven't weighed in yet, but will do so tomorrow. I don't think I did a lot of damage, but I don't think I've lost either (no exercise). So for tomorrow:

Be sad if you want, but no drowning sorrows in food.
Eat healthily.


12-27-2006, 08:21 AM
Hi, I haven't posted in a few days. It's good to see people starting to trickle back over here.

I did very, very well over the holidays. I ate many things but in tiny portions. I even had 2 bites of a marzipan (one of my favorites) covered vanilla cream cake. It made my head spin :stars: . Literally. It was super sweet, too sweet in fact. My saving grace was that I hosted no meals and therefore had no leftovers in my fridge, one of my absolute worst downfalls. I simply can not deal with leftovers. Around me they are not "left over" for very long. I am down 1 1/2 pounds for the week. It's my lowest weight loss per week since I started this, Sept. 4, but I will most definitely take it.

CC you make me want to cry. But if you see above I most certainly understand having to escape the dreaded leftovers. I have actually had to throw perfectly good food in the garbage, had to destroy it first, to stop myself from eating them. It's just not normal. I'm just not normal. Whatever.
I for one HATE my birthday. I don't really look at it as what I've accomplished/not accomplished in the previous year. And the numbers don't mean much to me. I just find myself always disappointed with the day itself. I just find it nothing special and that in itself bothers me. Instead of thinking about what you haven't done as of yet, why not focus on what you are currently doing and WILL do in the coming year(s). Why not go see a movie or rent some. Or go treat yourself to a day of pampering hair/nails/pedicure, the whole bit. Some new clothes, if you're not up to that, how about a new wallet or handbag. Those always fit and you don't grow out of them. Please don't be sad. And try to make it a happy birthday.

Some goals for today:

-Drink lots of water
-Eat right
-Keep nibbling to a bare minimum
-Exercise, including a walk today
-Household stuff, work stuff, paperwork
-Remember that you want to be thin, more then you want the food.

Have a great day everyone!!

12-27-2006, 09:56 AM
Hey Ladies,
Well I posted on last weeks thread yesterday when I got back (a day early as well) so I won't get into how my holiday went again here. I did get on the scale last night to see the holiday dammage and I'm happy to report that I didn't lose anything....but I didn't gain anything either! I managed to maintain through the holidays and I'm right back on track today and trying to get back into my routine (which may be a bit difficult since I'm off of work until next tuesday)

Thanks for getting us started this week SAPF!
CC don't let your birthday keep you down! Its funny how my situation is so similar to yours...birthday right before the holiday, holiday with my parents, came home early to escape the food etc. Its really a double wammy having your birthday at the holidays, for me it just makes it worse! I can't say I like my birthday eiter...I usually just treat it like any other day. I'm with robin...don't think of what hasn't been done, focus on what is being done, and go treat yourself...mani/pedi is always a good one...can't go wrong with pretty toes! Keep your head up sweetie!
Robin, losing 1.5 pounds over the holidays! Thats fantastic! Here here to no leftovers in the fridge!

Alright ladies for me for today
go buy vitamins...and take one...I ran out the other day!
don't over eat or snack because I'm home!
water, water, water
hit up the gym!
get some painting done in the house!


12-27-2006, 03:14 PM
Thanks you guys! I was having a pity party last night, but I'm feeling better this morning. I'll likely be up and down several more times today :) :( :dizzy: :) :( . Why do birthdays do that to me? Sunshine, Christmas birthdays are totally not fun. Everyone is tired from all the other celebrations, plus the rest of the year is so uneventful! Oh well. I'm just one day older than I was yesterday and one day younger than I'll be tomorrow. No sense giving it more importance than it deserves. Robin, I think I build them up too and then they end up being nothing special too.

So I painted my nails today (red! I never paint them red :) ) and I think I'm going to go to the movies.

Oh, and a little birthday present to me: a loss of 4.2 pounds! Granted, that's with two extra days since I weighed in today instead of Monday, but so what!

Hope you all have a great day, I'm glad you're back!

12-27-2006, 09:13 PM

Please forgive me, I would have told you earlier in the day, but I'm such a nitwit, I was a day behind in reading the posts so when you said tomorrow I was reading that this morning so I thought the 28th was your birthday, not today. Again I'm sorry. I hope your day was better then you thought it would be. Hmm, red toe nails. Throwing caution to the wind are ya? Again I just want to wish you a very happy birthday and I hope this coming year brings you everything your heart desires!!! :hug:

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12-27-2006, 10:57 PM
HaPpY bIrThDaY! Sorry it was a hard day but glad you were able to take sometime for yourself.

Goals for me for tomorrow...

2 litres of water (8 glasses)
no junk food
20 minutes on the elliptical

12-28-2006, 01:32 AM
Happy birthday CC :hug: Hope the day was better than you thought it was going to be.

I am going to:

:) get back in the habit of going for a walk first thing in the morning - let it slip while I was at my parents
:) start jogging this weekend
:) track what I'm eating -I haven't tracked at all since the day before Christmas Eve and I know I could have eaten better.

12-28-2006, 02:48 AM
Quick check-in: I actually had a good day. My best friend called and when he found out I didn't have anything to do, he came and took me to lunch and then we camped out on my couch and watched some of my favorite movies. So it was fun! I also tried on some "new" clothes that I bought earlier in the year and couldn't wear because they didn't fit. They fit now! My friend almost fell over with shock because I wear the same things all the time. So new clothes, a good friend, red nails, and a decision to be more positive and it ended up being a pretty nice birthday after all. :) Thanks for sending the positive vibes my way -- it really helped!

12-28-2006, 07:16 AM
Good morning fellow commited ones!!!

Tiggs is here - yay!!!! Glad to see you on board. I just know that we're all going to benefit from having you here! :hug:

CC, you're day sounds quite nice, a male best friend? I give you credit on that one. But it sounds like you had a nice day, I'm happy for you! Clothing NSV's are just one of the greatest things about this weightloss process. And the greatest thing is you don't have to wait to get to goal to experience them, they just keep on happening, every 10 - 15 lbs or so.

Sunshine, that's GREAT that you didn't gain anything, simply fantastic!!!

Had a real good day yesterday, I had my dinner meal at lunch and it worked out very, very well. I also drank soooo much yesterday that I was stuffed, almost to the point of discomfort so I really didn't eat my dinner. I wasn't thrilled with that feeling and I think I will cut back on the stuff a bit today.

Today I'd like to:

-Eat well, under 1300 calories
-Drink lots
-Exercise, move thyself
-Keep nibbling to a minimum
-Think before I eat, and try to slow it down a bit.
-Remeber that I want to be thin more then I want the food

Have a great day everybody!!! :wave: :wave: :wave:

12-28-2006, 10:27 AM
Happy morning!
Well lets see, yesterday wasn't bad. Could have been better.... I never made it to the gym...I was on my way and greeted by a dead car in my driveway so I spent hours waiting for the nice AAA man to come and replace my battery. I was low priority cause I wasn't stuck on the road my car was at home. I did however get all of my ceilings painted (except the bathroom that I'll do today) and it was quite a workout surprisingly. My arms are even a little achey...I forgot how much of a good workout some old fashion home remodeling can be! Next step is going to be the kitchen....which I will be replastering and painting for a rough finish tuscan countryside feel....so we'll see how that goes, at least the ceilings are done :)
Food was in check, and I got tons of water...slid in at a nice 1600 calories with decent preportions all around.
CC- red nails, good movies and good company of the male persuasion...sounds like a good day to me! Cheers to you.
Robin-ohhhh that stuffed overly full feeling is the pits! I definatly can't say I miss it and feel terrible if it happens!
Everyone new-welcome, I'm so glad you are here with us!

Alright, for today
1. the car works...I'm going to the gym... and while I'm at it the bank, the grocery store and to return some movies!
2. keep it clean at the store...don't get caught dancing (for those of you who don't know I shop with my ipod and have caught myself dancing down the aisles...people think I'm crazy)
3. 1600 calories, lots of water
4. paint my bathroom ceiling

12-28-2006, 10:36 AM
Hi everybody. Time for me to get with the program and actually start this weight loss journey. We are going to Disney World again in February and I have to make some changes! The last time I went, I could barely keep up. I was soooo tired and my legs and feet ached. 5 weeks is not a lot of time, but I'm going to do what I can to get myself in the best shape I can.

Plan for this week

*** at least an hour of intense cardio each day.
*** strength training...upper body then lower body on alternating days
*** begin with some basic changes in my diet....starting with no more sugar in my morning coffee and no more snacking after dinner in the evenings. Also, will have to start eating breakfast and a good lunch. No more eating only in the afternoon/evenings.

12-28-2006, 04:47 PM
*rushes in and trips over own two feet*

Whoo, I'm here, I'm here! ha, had to make it back in before you guys thought I ran off never to return! :D Not much time though, and erg... so much has happened, and I need to go back through the posts to make a decent post... so I'll be back a bit later with a full on post =)

12-28-2006, 06:02 PM
The gym's schedule this week and my husband's birthday have messed with my goal of going to the gym 3 times (but I did make it yesterday and I'll be there tomorrow), so I'll skip that...

* Eat less, but more often - breakfast every day!
* Journal
* Take walks with my kids on Saturday and Sunday
* WATER - 120 ounces a day

12-28-2006, 08:51 PM
Back again!

Glad to see so many fresh faces! Today's been good so far. I am on track for food and am going to try a walk later to test out my new shoe inserts for my bum foot.

Robin, he's gay :). They make the best friends! We have been great friends for 12 years (and have a business together too). Our other friends call us Will and Grace...

Anyway, I'm going to try to post these the morning of. It's weird to post mid-day!

Take care and hands off the leftovers, my friends!

12-28-2006, 11:48 PM
CC that is soooo cool. I think I'm a bit envious. I want a gay best friend/business partner too!!!! Will and Grace... huh? Cool, very, very cool. :flow1:

12-29-2006, 12:47 AM
C.C., you're only 35!! Happy belated birthday! You've got so many wonderful years ahead of you to do all the stuff you've wanted to do or will want to do. And you're working on giving yourself the best gift of all--a healthy life. What could be better than that? I'm glad that you and your friend had such a nice day together.

So tomorrow, after water aerobics, my DH and I are going to watch the Sun Bowl down at my Dad's assisted living facility. I'm planning on bringing my own healthy food and staying out of any other food that might be available. And during halftime, we'll go for a walk to stretch our legs. My Dad just got one of those power chairs, but he's afraid to use it. I took it for a spin through the building (it was fun!) to test it out for him. Tomorrow I'll make him take it outside for a "walk."

12-29-2006, 08:55 AM
Good morning lovely ladies!!

It is nice to see everybody trickling back after Christmas. And it is very nice to see some new faces as well.

Girlygirl, oh do I hear you on the Disney thing. We took our girls there about 7 years ago and I too had a hard time keeping up. I simply could not enjoy it like everyone else :( . I really and truly think 5 weeks IS enough time to make somewhat of a difference. It's certainly worth a shot. Good luck avoiding all that Disney food. I remember when we went everyone was walking around with these GIANT turkey drumsticks. Although I'm not exactly sure what the great appeal was to them.

Yesterday was another good day for me, stuck to my commitments and even tried to eat slower, I find this is something that I need to be aware of and work on. I have a big New Year's Eve party at a friends house with 20 couples, most of whom are my really good friends. I'm really looking forward to it, some people I haven't seen since losing the 70 lbs. We're all bringing a dish and I am bringing a really, really yummy no oil salad with chopped tomatoes, chopped onions and chopped cucumber with fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper and oregano. I'm not too worried about the food. Hopefully I'll go by the anything in moderation mode that has been working for me through the holidays. At least that's the plan. Oh and did I mention it's on Saturday night, not Sunday, yeah the hosts figured why make people drive with all the lunatics out on New Years so they decided to move it up a night. Whatever, that's fine with me. We'll spend a quiet night at home On New Year's. I'll probably fall asleep before 12:00 though :D .

By the way, I got this information from someone here at 3fc on another forum. There's a website calorie-count.com. It lets you put in the ingredients of your recipie, and the serving size and it tells you how many calories are in it. I tried it and it is so simple. I loved it. You don't even have to log in. If I remember correctly you click onto recipes and then onto recipe analyzer and that's that. A very, very useful tool to have. Check it out.

Today I'd like to:

-Stay under 1300 calories
-Drink lots of water
-Exercise, including a walk
-Remember to slow down my eating
-Keep nibbling to a minimum
-Remeber that I want to be thin more then I want the food.

Have a fantastic day everyone. :wave:

12-29-2006, 09:18 AM
Morning everyone!
Well lets see, yesterday went ok...I went to the gym, grocery shopped, did all the erins I had to do. I didn't paint my bathroom ceiling...but hey, i'm off of work until tuesday so I think it will be ok if I do it today instead. I did have a snack atack yesterday.... a wine and cheese snack attack! So that skyrocketed me over my calories for the day.
Anyway I'm in a bit of a rush today so here goes...
1. No snacking...step away from the wine and cheese
2. gym, 1 hour cardio and 30-40 minutes of weights today
3. calories, calories, calories!
4. paint that bathroom ceiling!

12-29-2006, 09:23 AM
Yesterday was great -- until the 8 chocolate chip cookies. Oh well, typically it would have a been a bad-eating day with cookies -- at least yesterday was a good-eating day plus cookies -- small victories.


-- get out for a walk with my new iPod!
-- get to the store and buy some vegetables
-- sautee them up in a pan
-- eat them!

Good luck everyone!

12-29-2006, 11:41 AM
:sunny: Good Morning, all!:sunny:

Care if I join you guys? Morning has gone good so far. Going shopping here in a little bit.

For today:

~keep snacking to a minimum
~have healthy snacks on hand
~drink my water
~keep my enthusiasm

12-29-2006, 02:38 PM
Good morning!

I ended up walking yesterday, so all my commitments were met. Yay me!

For today:
:) Eat sensibly
:) Grocery shop sensibly
:) Drink water
:) Take vitamins
:) Do some form of exercise!

Robin, cool tip on the recipe calorie site! I've always wondered how to do that easily...

Have a great day,

12-29-2006, 03:20 PM
I did ok yesterday, even eating some crap food for supper to celebrate hubby's birthday. I stayed around 1700 calories, so I'll take it. Today...

- go to the gym as soon as I can get away from work email
- buy vitamins (I can't find mine and my diet is lacking in some areas)
- drink water water and more water to get rid of the swelling
- cook something healthy for supper

12-29-2006, 03:32 PM
Went grocery shopping and I did well....I hope. Lot of whole foods, fresh produce and some new things. I got some of those 100 calorie packs of various things. I'm hoping they will help in my portion control. I got some of Breakstones snack size cottage cheese.:yikes: Not as good as I was hoping(and I LOVE cottage cheese). But it held me until I could get my salad made (had to boil eggs).

Have a good day!!

12-29-2006, 10:30 PM
I'm sorry I didn't see this earlier, NES - I'm sure dinner has been eaten and, well, anyway... I hope everything went well! Good luck on the rest of the night!

12-30-2006, 10:43 AM

Just a quick check in-

It is absolutely great to see so many new people here. :)

I am happy to say I am pleased with how yesterday's commitments turned out. :dance:

CC, sounds like you had a great day. :dance:

108 and JD2b, that's what it's all about - improvement on past behaviors and small victories - which we like to celebrate with a victory dance - :dance: :dance: :dance:

Jenny, Good for you for lovin healthy cottage cheese, as for me it is one food which I just can't eat. I don't like it all :( , Hmmm, now why can't I feel tht way about ice cream, oatmeal cookies, pasta, fried anything, etc....:(

Sunshine, I spent last year painting a different room in my home every couple of months and I did it slowly. You'll get to it.

As for today, I'd like to:

-Drink about 8 glasses of water, less then during the week, I won't have as much access to a toilet. TMI-right?
-Eat no more then 1500 calories, I have a big New Year's Eve PArty tonight, although it's not New Year's Eve til tomorrow night, yeah whatever. :woo:
-Exercise, though it won't be as much as during the week
-Remember to slow down my eating, it's not a race, no one's gonna take the food away from me.
-Have a great time with great friends at said New Years Eve party
-Remeber that I want to be thin more then I want the food.

Have a great and healthy day everyone! :hug:

12-30-2006, 10:55 AM
I'm loving doing the daily commitments. It really has helped me to set out what I want to do and DO IT! Yesterday's commitments - all met.

Robin - have a great time at your party!

I'm not sure if we'll get to the gym this morning. It's almost 9, we still haven't had breakfast (but it's cooking) and the girls need baths...and the nursery at the gym closes at 12. We're going to try, but we really may not make it. If we do, it'll probably be just for cardio, but that's ok too.


-- drink 120 ounces of water
-- take no more than a small taste of the cakes the girls are going to make
-- If I must snack, snack wisely
-- Stealing this one, but I really need to slow down on my eating

Here's to a good day!!

12-30-2006, 12:09 PM
Happy Saturday...
Yesterday and last night went well....today though I've decided I'm going to have a lazy day. I'm a bit tired and see myself napping often. I never have a day where I just laze about anymore so I'm having one. Its really cold outside and overcast, they are saying it might snow here tonight so I'm just going to do some small things around the house, some laundry, get some books ready to donate, start getting school things put away etc. and watch funny movies I've seen a million times...and I'm going to do it all in my matching pink fuzzy slippers and bathrobe!
So while I'm doing that today I will
1. Stay under 1400 calories
2. Try to do some yoga at home so I get some exercise in my lazy day
3. relax, drink a lot of water, and oh ya, relax!

12-30-2006, 03:12 PM
Good morning, my friends!

Here's a weird observation for ya: Ever notice how many dirty dishes eating well seems to accumulate?! I live by myself and rarely have needed to run the dishwasher, and I'm doing it all the time now. I'm also at the grocery store constantly. Funny how when you want to stop your life from revolving around food, you are more surrounded by it than ever before.

So today, I am going to:
:) Clean the kitchen, again
:) Grocery shop, again (didn't go yesterday)
:) Exercise
:) Drink more water than diet coke

Sunshine, have a lovely lazy day - I love those!

Robin, have fun at your pre-emptive New Year's party! Let us know if you all are forced to fake the countdown at midnight too. :rofl:

Great job, 108! I like the daily accountability too.

Jenny, great job on the healthy grocery shopping!

Nalynn... CaseyGail... Time to come back! We miss you!

12-30-2006, 03:13 PM
108 to lose, It is DEFINITELY NOT stealing, it's we're learning from one another and that's exactly why we come to 3FC. To learn and benefit from each other's experiences. :hug:

12-31-2006, 08:55 AM
Good morning to you all on this last day of 2006!!

My party was FANTASTIC!!! But no CC there was definitely no ball dropping at 12:00 a.m. But that didn't matter. I was with good, no great friends who I just don't see often enough and that's a shame. They were so supportive and complimentary I can't even begin to tell you. One after the other. In fact at one point I just couldn't handle the compliments any more. I felt my face turn all afire. Beet red it was for sure. THIS IS SO NEW TO ME. And their husbands, my G-d, I have got to come up with some good come back lines. I am most definitely not used to so much male attention.

At one point a bunch of us women were huddled together talking about "diets" and for the first time in over a decade and 3/4 I didn't have to cringe and die inside because I had nothing to contribute. This time I was actually leading the conversation and these wonderful, mostly fit women were looking to me for advice - mind boggling.

I ate pretty well, despite the fact that there was incredible amounts of incredible looking food there. Including vienese crunch (one of my favs) chocolate covered pretzels, pecan pie, eggplant parmagina (another one of my favs), lasagne and so on and so on. I had some of my salad, a tiny serving of another salad with chinese noodles (not the greatest choice). But I did enjoy it. And 2 or 3 bites of a spinach cheese souffle. And 4 bites of a yummy, yummy cheesecake. And then I succumbed to 1/3 of a braided heavily seeded bread thingy. Yum. So I won't even bother to add up the calories, whatever it was - it was.

CC, I am so happy that you changed your avatar!!!!! You have no idea. I see there''s another pound gone from your wonderful self, :carrot: . I'm telling you, I know this sounds crazy, but it's a great avatar to have, first off you will look forward to changing it (and for you I'm sure that will be frequently). And you will love the reminder of seeing how far you've come.

And yes, I eat less now, waaay less, but I am always in the kitchen, chopping, cutting, preparing, cooking and cleaning up the mess. Oh and eating too. And of course prior to that all the shopping to keep the house well stocked. But it really and truly is key. Planning, planning and more planning. So yeah, I am more focused on food now then before. :stars: :hun: :stars:

Yesterdays commitments were met, although I'm not certain of my calorie count yesterday :?: . But I am satisfied.

As for today, I'd like to:

-Drink - lots
-Eat - well
-Exercise - yup, that too, including a walk
-S L O W down the eating
-Remember that I want to be thin more then I want the food.

And one more thing I'd like to add:


May 2007 bring us everything we want in every aspect of our lives. :cheers:

12-31-2006, 11:38 AM
Good Morning!!

Glad your party when well, rockinrobin. Sounds like it was a lot of fun. I know what you mean by the male attention. Even though that is not one of my goals, it will be nice when I reach that point. ;)

Everything has been going good. Thought I was going to end up with the stomach flu yesterday:( I ate breakfast just fine, but the rest of the day my stomach had that not so nice feeling. Wasn't bad but noticeable. So, I didn't eat very much yesterday. I went on to work and did fine. Had a late supper (work in the restaurant section of a bar, had to eat when done.) I had some grilled chicken and the not very healthy baked potato. I did manage to eat with no after affects, thankfuly. I feel much better today. Good enough to do laundry(which is piled as high as Mt. Everest.:spin:)

Everyone have a good day and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

12-31-2006, 12:16 PM
Alright, so Sunday it is! I'm so ready to get back to work... it provides me with a certain structure which helps keep my schedule on track with eating, going to the gym, getting my housework done, really everything. Without work I really have nothing better to do than laze about now since I've got almost all of the painting I need to do this week done, bills are paid, house is clean....and cleaner and cleaner, Laundry is done, closed is organized...I mean I'm really running out of things to do, I even got a jump start on my taxes! I haven't gained anything throughout the past week or so that I've been home, but I also haven't lost anything...getting back to work will defiantly keep me away from the extra calories that boredom snacking provides and I can start losing again.
Well its New Years Eve, a holiday which in the past usually means nothing more here than large quantities of Chinese food and alcohol. This year I'm just gonna stay in, eat at home and drink some calorie free non-alcoholic beverages and probably go to bed before the ball drops, and I'm ok with that. Tomorrow will be the day I get my 2007 budget together and balance all of my accounts, and do some healthy cooking for lunches for the week. I'd also like to get the insides of my cabinets painted so that I can be ready for the fun painting!

For today:
1. get to the gym this afternoon before it closes...with my extra snacking that is really what has kept me from gaining anything!
2. try to keep the snacking to an absolute minimum and chase anything with a ton of water!
3. eat as many veggies today as possible, I've been lacking this week in veggies.
4. make perfectly attainable new years resolutions
5. Get a good nights sleep so I can start the new year right, well rested not bloated from Chinese and hungover!

12-31-2006, 03:17 PM
Didn't get to the gym yesterday, but it didn't surprise me. I'm so ready to be through the holidays and get back into a routine! I'm ready for my KIDS to get back on a routine, but that's another story. There was a dinner after church today that my husband and I decided to skip - I just didn't want to be tempted, it was much easier to come home and have a sandwich and green beans. We aren't doing anything special tonight (my husband has to be at work at 4 in the morning). I do have a bottle of champagne in the fridge, but I'm certain it will remain unopened.


-- Go to the gym (my husband and I are going to take turns, no child care at the gym on Sundays)
-- CONTROL at supper (we're having something I like a whole lot)
-- Drink water
-- Eat slow enough to really enjoy every bite

Happy New Year everyone! Here's to a thinner and healthier 2007!

12-31-2006, 04:12 PM
Good morning (okay, 19 minutes to afternoon)!

Yesterday ended up being a great day. I went grocery shopping and bought some yummy things, came home and cleaned/did laundry, then went for a long walk without much pain, and then lifted my hand weights for a while.

I made salmon, steamed veggies, and brown rice last night for dinner (I eat a lot of salmon), but made a little pesto for the fish. So tasty and so easy! I just put a handful of basil leaves in my little food processor, a clove of garlic, a few walnuts, and a couple of tablespoons of olive oil while it was running. It made about a 1/4 cup and I have lots left over - what a nice addition and it was easy and healthy.

No plans for New Year's, this is second only to Valentines Day for making a person feel like a dweeb for having nothing to do. But I am looking forward to the parade tomorrow and the Rose Bowl!

For today:
:) Eat smart
:) Fit in some exercise
:) Have a positive New Year's - no getting blue over "wish I had's". Instead focus on "what will be's". This is going to be a great year!
:) Measure! I set a goal to measure at the end of each month, and I know I've lost inches because my clothes are loose. I'll post my loss on the NSV's thread!

Robin, thanks for the suggestion to change my avatar! I think that will be motivating. I like that it's in small increments, so it's not a long time to wait to see the change and it's been fun watching yours change.

Take care all!

01-01-2007, 01:22 AM
Well Everyone, I was around so I thought I'd send you a Happy New Year greeting.... Its kinda sad, I'm 26 and I'm welcoming in the New Year on my couch, watching the Law & Order SVU marathon with my cat and a bottle of water...in snow flake print flannel pj's that my mother gave me for Christmas none the less! Ha, its amazing what my life has become! Its ok though, I watched the the ball drop on tv and my idiot neighbors nearly blow their house up with their large quantities of illegal fire works. The weather is supposed to get nasty tonight so I'm glad I'm home, and I'll wake up tomorrow sober and not hung over at all ready to get off on the right foot for 2007.
oh and CC I'm with you on that valentines day thing. I'm perpetually single, I always get a manicure:)
Anyway, happy happy. My commitment for the new year is to finish what I start and stick to my commitments.

01-01-2007, 09:30 AM
Happy new year! Today is going to be rough because I'm home with my kids and my husband is working. It's raining so we'll be cooped up inside all day. Add that to my mom's cooking tonight...today could be trouble if I let it be...but I won't.

-- DO NOT GRAZE. Eat meals and snacks, but don't eat all stinking day.
-- A taste of everything tonight is fine, but do not overdo it!
-- Find something fun to do with the kids that will burn some energy (dancing to the radio maybe?)

01-01-2007, 11:57 AM
Happy New Year everyone! I too rang in the New Year by myself in my jammies, but suprisingly I really enjoyed myself. I cooked Mahi Mahi with snap peas (which would have sent my son searching for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich) and drank my diet Dr Pepper out of a wine glass. My son went to his dad's this year (halfway across the country). My parents invited me over but that would have meant driving home late. We made arrangements to get together today and celebrate. OH and of course watch OU in the bowl game.
Commitments for today....
*Get on my treadmill and find out how unfit I really am and get a starting point to build on.
*Drink all my water (even though I was up every hour going tinkle last night!)
*Make healthy food choices today and journal every bite.
*Cheer and Shout for OU during the game (that's gotta burn some calories)

Have a great day everyone!

01-01-2007, 03:52 PM
I rang in the new year on the elliptical machine. I had way too much fidgety energy yesterday. After I cleaned everything in sight, I was totally not tired. I was sitting on the couch watching tv at 11:45PM, and thought, "This is not how I want to start the new year-- as a couch potato." So I suited up and jumped on the machine smiling to myself and thinking, "Here's to the new me!"

For today, stick with the old standbys. They're working well for me! Weigh in day is tomorrow instead of today because I'm at my folks house now.

Happy new year, everybody!