Support Groups - Hot & Healthy Challenge Chick's 01/01/07!!

01-01-2007, 01:27 PM
Happy New Year Everyone!!!! :carrot: :carrot: :hug:

01-01-2007, 01:30 PM
Hello!!! Everyone is welcome to join!! Some of us girls were in challenges together and we all liked each other so much and were so supportive of each other that we wanted to continue that beyond just a turkey or x~mas challenge. Support and friendship is something we all need no matter what the season! :hug: So we decided to start a group!

Who can join this group?

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join! We are a very supportive group and we talk about life in general as well as exercise and eating. :D

What is this group about?

This group is about supporting each other to be healthy and to exercise! We need to remind ourselves that at whatever size we are, we are hot! And we challenge each other to be healthy which means eating right and exercising.

Everyone is welcome to join us! At the beginning of the month we can state our goal for the month whether it is losing a few pounds, changing some bad habits, or just all around maintaining! Come on in! We'd love to have ya!! :hug:

01-01-2007, 01:33 PM
Everyone come in! If you are new, give an intro of yourself in this thread:
Hot & Healthy Chick Bio's (
It can be brief or long.

In addition, and for everyone else:

1. Leave your starting weight.
2. List what type of exercise you will do daily to achieve your goal.
3. List how you will be watching your food, i.e. low carbs, calorie counting, etc
4. Check back in each day to share your progress of if you exercised, share the food you have eaten, etc.
5. Weekly weigh in. We will weigh in every week to see where we are!!

Good luck everyone!

01-01-2007, 01:35 PM
1. 210 ( I had got down to 208 but am now back up to 210! :( )

2. I will walk 60 - 100 minutes a day, 5 days a week. I want to get to at least 1800 every month.

3. I will be calorie counting. Most days will be 1200-1700, with maybe two "bad days". I want to average 1550-1650 cals a day

4. I want to try to keep my sat. fat at no more than 10% and 20% coming from poly and mono fats

5. Another goal is to try to eat as many superfoods daily as possible

6. Limit sugar and processed foods!

01-01-2007, 01:47 PM
hey checkin in i have to go give little one a bath but ill be back to post more

01-01-2007, 01:55 PM
Great goals Jasmine!:) Two pounds over the holidays is excellent!:carrot: You should be proud of yourself with all of those temptations out there.

I am officially one pound heavier but I'm not going to count it and chalk it up to water weight. ;)

This year I want to lose 23 pounds, keep my calories at 1000-1200 (per my doctor), get my cholesterol below 200, and exercise a minimum of 300 minutes per week.

01-01-2007, 02:29 PM
HAPPY NEW YEARS yall!!!! :woo:

Do you all do New Years goals/resolutions? I've been thinking about my goals for this year and here are some off the top of my head:

* Reach ONEderland by my 21st birthday (7/29/07).

* Move into my own place and buy a car (which will happen when I recieve my income tax check).

* Get a position outside of food service.

* Save up enough money by March to get my mama that Rottweiler puppy for her birthday (SHHH! Don't tell!).

* Finally start some college courses.

*Take charge of the last aspects of my adult life by paying my own cell phone bill.

* Get out of the 'extra' debt I'm in.

* Get my own computer.

* Finally hatch my Triops.

* Get my sharkfish.

Those are my main ones I suppose. What about you all?

01-01-2007, 05:49 PM
Ambitious goals jasonlea...Good Luck.:) You can do it.;)

My goals are to lose 23 lbs
To always improve my parenting skills
To be more patient
Exercise more
Go to church more
Complete at least two home projects

01-01-2007, 07:26 PM
well my goals are to
1. remember that all things are possible and that i can do anything that i set out to achieve: such as
a. school
b. weight loss
c. work
d. wife and mother

2. not to give up or doubt myself

3. to show my family how much they mean to me

4. to build my self esteem and self confidence

5. not to hold any grudges against anyone

my goals as far as weight loss are listed in siggy but my first one is to lose 10% of current weight which would put me at 206lbs

01-01-2007, 08:47 PM
1. get organized, I am so tired of the mail piling up
2. be a good mom
3. run 1200 miles or the equivalent
4. stop self-sabotaging behaviors

my big challenge is clearly social eating. I can eat healthily at all other times without any sacrifice or difficulty, but my social bingeing is getting worse. I believe last night was the worst yet, over 2400 calories of binge from 9 pm to 1 am

Is that really me
01-01-2007, 11:59 PM
I'm in! Please see my post "New and In for the Challenge!"


01-02-2007, 01:15 AM
Hi Everyone, WOW I love the down to earth and honesty of your goals. I best get down to mine.

1. Try and be calmer and therefore a better wife and mother.
2. Try not to worry so much, let things just resolve themselves.
3. Enjoy planning and going to Dad's 95th birthday, regardless of who can make it.
4. Get out of the house more and into more activities which involve interacting with other people.
5. Get my arm fixed and knee fixed, so I can enjoy riding my bike and excerising properly again.
6. Be thankful to the friends I have met here and our good fortune of last year. And pray we will be healthy, get some important things under control in our lives and just enjoy what we do have.

A. Starting weight 237.5 lbs
B. 1st goal, less 10% = 213.7
C. 2nd goal less 10% = 192.3
D. 3rd goal less 10% = 173.1

Exercise: Walking every second day 45-60 minutes.
Floor exercises 25-30 minutes every day.

Weight Loss: Follow my diet as close as possible, no bad eating in the
evening, drink 8 glasses of water per day. Will weight in once
a week and record it here.

Good luck to everyone, I am excited to get started and see where this takes us all. Great goals ladies. (thanks stopeating, good advice)

01-02-2007, 11:50 AM
OH and my last resolution

Pluck the dang (post kids) chin hairs weekly so I dont let it go and then one day realize I am sporting a goatee. I have a sneaking suspicion that they lay low and then over night all sprout 0.5 inches at once

Is that really me
01-02-2007, 12:05 PM
Well, I've started in. I walked 2.5 miles on the treadmill (45 minutes) this morning and logged onto Fitday and have started tracking the calories and exercise. Fitday is pretty cool -- sure beats having to do all the math myself! I am also doing the "post Christmas the entire house is dirty" cleaning this week. If the temps would just warm up a bit I will be taking the dog for a mile walk. Pretty windy out though!

How is everyone else doing? Please post! I did myself a huge favor and left the remainder of the two fantastic pies that I made at my BIL's yesterday. Guarantee that if they were here, I'd be eating them!


01-02-2007, 12:30 PM
Good Morning Hot and Healthy Chicks,

Okay here goes...My New Year's Resolutions:

1. Get to my goal weight of 125
2. Run a 5k
3. Remember to send out those darn B-Day cards
4. Become a more patient and less anxious person
5. Become a happier person and live life more

01-02-2007, 02:34 PM
Hello!:) Yesterday I rode my bike for 65 minutes. I hope to do at least the same today. I've been cleaning around the house also and am on a mission to buy furniture for my 12 year old son's room. He wants it to look like a science lab! :dizzy: Fun!!!

01-02-2007, 02:51 PM
'Noon everyone! So since today was a holiday, the Y wasn't open so no exercise for me. Which is okay since I've been busy getting my stuff together to apply for that escort position. Keeping my fingers crossed that I get it! Tomorrow, me and my mama are going to try to go look at these apartments I was interested in. I really wanted my mama to come because she's really the only person's whose advice I really value and listen to. My eating has been very good today and I think a large part of it has to do with the fact that I was doing dishes today so I wasn't delivering which means I wasn't surrounded by food. WI was this morning: 244.6

01-03-2007, 02:32 AM
Good morning all, it is the am, so I can say that. Had a pretty good day yesterday, got my groceries done, so good food in the house only, did 45 mins. floor exercise, my walking was just at 2 grocery stores, hope to get more in today. Stayed on my diet and drank a fair amount of water, need to work harder on that too. Called re-information for my arm operation, doc still has to call back. Talk to you all later.

01-03-2007, 10:52 AM
Okay back to the old grindstone today. Did the am workout before heading to work. So last night I made whole wheat pizza dough and tonight that's for dinner. Is it wrong that I am thinking about dinner when it isn't even 9am?
Everyone have a healthy day!

01-03-2007, 01:18 PM
Good morning everyone! I have still been a busy bee around here! Ugghhhh....But I wanted to check in with all of you to encourage you all that we CAN do this! I got back doing OKAY with food yesterday and am really proud of how many healthy foods I had yesterday BUT I did over do it on the coffee and creamer! 40 oz and 6.5 tbs creamer instead of 32 oz and 5tbs. That is the difference between having 195 cals and 250!!

I need to get back on the kick of not having it at all except for the weekends but right now I am trying to concentrate on eating the good foods again. I did pretty good yesterday, the only really bad thing I ate was two white flour tortillas. Left over from new years, I don't mind though but normally when I go to the store I get the wheat. I do feel bad cause I did not walk and have been bad about that the last week. But to my defense Karolina was sick and puking so I did not want to go anywhere and leave her!!

Apple, raw 63 0 16 0
Orange, raw 62 0 15 1
Blueberries, frozen, unsweetened 53 1 13 0
Coffee, made from ground, regular 24 0 5 1
Hazelnut Creamer 228 10 33 0
Ezekiel 4:9 100% flourless sprouted grain bread (0 sugar!) 160 1 30 8
Honey 43 0 12 0
Beans, pinto, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, with salt 234 1 44 14
Guerrero 260 9 40 6
Arrowhead Mills Organic Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter 2tbs 1 sugar gram 95 9 3 4
Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese(1 oz, no trans fat, cultured milk, salt, enzymes, annato(color), contains no animal rennet
Walnuts 164 16 3 4
Centrum Vitamins 0 0 0 0
Salad dressing, KRAFT Ranch Dressing 74 8 1
Tea, leaf, unsweetened 2 0 1 0
Carrots, raw 28 0 6 1
Oscar Mayer FF Hickory Smoked Turkey Breast(3 slices) 40 0 2 8
Lettuce, cos or romaine, raw 12 0 2 1
Spinach, raw 13 0 2 2
Mom's Sp. Rice w/ 1 tbs of Olive oil

ANyhow I just copied all that straight from my fitday, don't feel like typing it out! Oh I also got some garlic onion and tomato in my salsa! My cals were at 1791 so a bit more than I wanted but compared to my other really bad days where I was scared to even COUNT the cals! This is a big step in the right direction! I was also very good since we had left over nach chips and sauce from new years day and I wanted em for breakfast and gave the rest of the chipos to the kids so i would NOT be tempted! I had my fruit smoothie instead! I also wanted to have bean and cheese burritos for lunch and that wouldn't of been so bad BUT I might of started getting on a bad trip and then what to have for dinner etc? So I had my ezekiel bread, some organic creamy peanut butter and a lil honey and a serving of walnuts! Yesterday Joey had to work til 7:00 to. *sigh* Around 3:30 I was munchy but I went in there and fixed a salad! 1.5 cups romaine, 6 spinach leaves, .50 cup carrots, 33 FF slices of lunchmeat turkey,1 tbs ranch! I was so proud of myself! For dinner was bena and cheese burritos, two of them and .50 cup spanish rice and some salsa, onion , garlic, cilantro, tomato. Also had a cup of green tea.

So today I am doing good so far, pb sandwich packed for lunch and had my smoothie. I will grab some walnuts too. Four of The kids are taking to the oatmeal well too. Even added a lil honey to it so they are happy and Joey liked it too! Yeah!

Someone asked about my teeth a while back I think. I am doing pretty good. They are not sore any more thank goodness, still trying to finish up my amoxcillin though and taking an ibuprofen with it for good measure. For some reason when I was trying to finish the last of the amoxcillin last time it was like every nite I would have small panic attacks! I am not getting that this time though. I just need to find out about getting a partial now.

Today I need to go pay the rent I really hate going there cause the lady who owns the realty place is so snooty and had once threatened to throw us out. :(

When I left two years ago to go to montana we had given her notice but had not planned on leaving for sure. SO usually when I do this (move from somewhere),I send one in every month til we move. Well I had really wanted to wait two months but when my ex called and remember he had started getting really violent the time he was home before? I was scared! He told me he was on the verge of losing his job (trucking) cause he thought he wouldn't pass the physical and my ex~dh had lost many jobs thru our marriage peeps so don't get me wrong here! And I have stood by him thru all of it but this time was different. He was getting violent and had threatened to beat me up the previous time he was home so that is when I was seriosuly wanting to move, him calling and telling me he would be home in a week and probably with no job spelled BIG TROUBLE for me and my kids! I was terrified! And I knew he would be even worse without a job and he would have no job to go to so he would NOT be eventually leaving! So I felt it was now or never kind of thing.

SO long story short I had to do what I could to put as much stuff as I could in storage, I generally try to leave a house spotless but in this circumstance I couldn't. There was still alot of heavy stuff in the garage, the house needed to be painted, I had tried to get rid of as much stuff as I could but it wasn't enough. One fence plank was gone, the stupid handle to the sliding glass door was off. Now mind you you can still push it open and lock it etc. Anyhow she had a cow!!! I was paid up on my rent though. When we found out a few weeks later we would need to be coming back I knew there was no other affordable place and Joey called and smooth talked her into letting us have the house back and that she hadn't called the owner yet even. But she let me have it and said she was tempted to put an eviction on my credit since the fence was "broken" and the sliding glass door was "broken", etc. You can imagine. He smooth talked her and said he would be here to help me and to fix everything up and paint, steam clean, new blinds, etc. So thank God she let us move back in but ever since then I am scared. She did come a few months later to check. It met her approval thank goodness. But that is very scary! I thought we could be homeless!! About 6 months ago she jkust happened to be in the area and Joe does a pretty good job with the yard and roses and stuff and everything was in bloom and the grass was cut and looking nice etc and when he went to pay the rent that month she told him what a wonderful job he was doing here and what a great help he was to Sarah etc and that she had met my ex and could see how I could be depressed with him, etc. hahaha

Anyhow so Joey usually trys to take care of paying the rent and when we had a car he would even do it on his luch break but now with the bus unless it falls on a sat it is impossible! *sigh* So I need to go over there this a.m. I HATE going! But I always remind myself that I am very fortuante that we always have the money to PAY it! There was many years with the ex where we were always struggling with rent in an apt etc. Anyhow got to run but I wish everyone well! We can do this!!

I am also getting my walking in today for sure!!
I hope everyone is doing well!

01-03-2007, 01:32 PM
Oh and a little sidenote, I did change my ticker back to the two pounds I gained and that it said 210 new years day, but yesterday the damn scale said 212! Good lord! I am sad by this but other than getting back on plan I am not going to beat myself up over this! I really do NOT believe that I gained 2 pounds in one day though and the last few days I had been eating bad AND salty food! Like chips, nachos, onion dip, etc. SO I am hoping that 2 pounds is just water etc. I did good eating yesterday and will again today and am walking today so i am getting back on track. Focus people!!

01-03-2007, 07:25 PM
Hey guys, took me a while to get back, but here I am.
I managed to maintain over the holidays, which is good in my books. I fluctuated, but once everything was said and done, and I weighed myself this morning (official holidays ending yesterday), and I was the same as when I started.

Work has been stressing me out. It has been making me very tired and very grouchy. I work an administrative job, and do some of the accounting, and it's the financial year end, everything is due by January 31st, and everything is so out of wack, and done wrong from before I started working there, and I'm ready to tear my hair out.

So I've been taking "me" time to relax. Today I started getting hot flashes in the left side of my face in the middle of dealing with a work crisis. It was so weird. But don't worry, I'm keeping an eye on it, and will go see a doctor if it happens again.

My goals:
- Organization and budgeting. Big one for me
- Quit smoking (this is my month!)
- Opt to walk over taking a drive if able to (ie: today I walked, but shouldn't have, we had freezing rain).
- Workout at least 3 times a week.
- Stay on top of my day-to-day chores.

That's that!
Happy New Year everyone!


01-03-2007, 09:51 PM
hey everyone today hasnt been a great one its not that i overate or ate the wrong thing i think i underate i have a huge headache. This is what i ate
Cream of wheat with milk and sugar, glass milk for breakfast. lunch was 5 chicken drumetts made with a natural honey sauce, macoronii salad. dinner nothing yet im about to eat a salad. Am i right did i undereat i really wasnt trying to i just had alot of patients at work today.
Anyway i weighed yesterday and im down to 227.5 i cannot understand why i keep jumping from 227 to 229:?:

01-03-2007, 11:10 PM
Mia, It just seems like a not very nutritious day. A lot of it is processed stuff (sugar and starch)which could put you on a sugar roller coaster, which will cause headaches.

01-04-2007, 01:24 AM
Mia: I have to agree with Ennay here. There doesn't seem to be any fruits or vegetables, which I feel will either make or break my day usually. If I don't have them, I eat awful. And if you are putting white sugar on cereal, chances are it's about a teaspoon or so, and that can be a lot of sugar for your body, causing a spike, and with it, a quick and hard crash, which can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, etc. I definitely feel you on the headache thing. I had a hot flash on one side of my face today, and later tonight I've realized that I have a fever :S So I feel pretty blah, too.

And tonight was TLT (my version of a BLT - Turkey Lettuce Tomato), but I didn't feel well enough to eat it :(

01-04-2007, 02:11 AM
Jasmine, I can really feel for you, like I said before, it could be me talking when you talk about your X and the things that happened. Your better now and that is what is important. I know paying rent is the pits, especially when you have a rotten land lady.

We rented one house from the neighbours right across from my parents, there son owned the house, it was also on the same street as them, so I always felt we were being watched, I was even afraid to hammer a nail in the wall to hang a picture (going a while back), and even if the lawn wasn't just right, I was freaking. It was terrible, I was really happy when we were finally able to buy our own house, after many years of renting. You will too, it just takes time and if not maybe you will eventually find another house even nicer and in your price range to rent!

Your two pounds sounds like water weight, from all the salt.

Well I did okay with eating healthy today and did about 40 mins. floor exercise, but was not up to doing the walking, still fighting the cold and we had a nice visit from my Dad today, he was actually riding his 3 wheel bike, here in Canada, with No Snow and the weather was quite nice, although windy, I got him to stay for a bowl of soup, I still get a charge out of that bike riding at the age of 94, 95 next month!

Here is to a good day for everyone tomorrow.

Is that really me
01-04-2007, 10:19 AM
Mia, sounds like you didn't have nearly enough protein. I try to eat protein w/everything even snacks. I'm trying to eat a balance of protein and carbs -- maybe slightly more of the carbs -- but I know when I get a good balance of each that I am satisfied for several hours. Also, don't go more than three hours or so w/out eating something. Small, frequent meals will keep your bloodsugars level, which in turn makes you feel good and avoids that rollercoaster. Also, drink enough water. Not drinking enough can give you a headache. Good luck!


01-04-2007, 11:14 AM
Mornin ladies! Yesterday was a HORRIBLE eating day but it also was my first workout day of the new year. Today has been okay so far. Last night, I went ahead and premade all my sandwiches for this week. See, that's what was throwing me off the last two weeks. As they say, 'if you fail to plan, you plan to fail'

01-04-2007, 11:16 AM
Okay so I think that the working out is really starting to pay off. I just noticed this morning that my midsection feels so much tighter. Don't get me wrong there is still flab, but it just feels stronger and I don't have to suck in so much if that makes since. Another piece of motivation for me!

Canuk: That is so awesome to hear about your Dad! My grandparent still go dancing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights and they are 85! DH and I went with them once and it was so great to all their friends and them having so much fun, they actually wore us out!

martiniforme: What a great idea! TLT, I am going to have to try that.

mia: Just try for a healthier day tomorrow!

01-04-2007, 02:17 PM
Hi ladies!!!!! It has been a while, My work crazy got way crazy then the Holidays and 4 days of christmas (and dinners, food, sweets). My days are finally back to normal. My kids or I were sick through all of December, and today is the first day we are all feeling normal!!!!!

Well through the Holidays I gained 5 pounds :( but with what I ate, I am suprised it wasn't more. I am back on track as of yesterday I ate about 1400 calories, I plan on eating 1400 again today. I am slowly working my exercise routine back up to 60 minutes a day. I really need to start pilates again, it is amazing how my stomach has changed without doing it for a month. The two things I want to work on in the new year: cut out the salt/sodium and NO SODA! not even diet. I noticed a pattern with my body: if I have soda (all I drink is diet) then I retain water so much for 5 days. I have stopped drinking it all together. I hope I will lose the 5 pounds I gained quickly.

01-04-2007, 08:28 PM
Hi! The stress has picked up at work. I put in my 4 week notice and I have a lot of items to wrap up before beginning my new job. I am really going to miss the people I work with. :(

My son goes to a national basketball tournament this weekend in Wisconsin...we live in Michigan. They are taking a bus and my dad is actually taking him alone for the first time. That's pretty cool. I will be doing the next three tournaments so it's nice for the reprieve. I love watching him play, its the traveling the whole weekend that kills. :dizzy:

Anyway, I didn't exercise yesterday and I really need to make myself do it today. I have little energy though and I'm fading fast.;)

Calories today are around 1100 so I'm happy with that. Big problem, I drink no water. :?:

01-04-2007, 09:56 PM
hey everyone thanks for the input i realize now that im not hungry at dinnertime so maybe ill have a slimfast for dinner and have the big meal for lunch

01-05-2007, 02:10 AM
Hello everyone, it seem's everbody is doing okay and getting back to the diet and exercise thing.

I did good today with my food, did 50 minutes of floor exercise, but did not start my walking program yet. I did do laundry and lost count of the times I went up and down the stairs, as well as some house work. Did not sit down too much, so all in all feel it was a good day. I have to finish the laundry tomorrow and hope I will get the walking in, as well as the floor stuff.

Stopeating, just pace yourself at work, your only one human being and can only accompolish so much. Remember the people her are your friends there will still be so, even after you leave. Give them your personal E-mail address or make plans ahead of time to see them, after you leave. You can do it! ;) Sharon

01-05-2007, 02:29 AM
I wish I could get the weight ticker tapes over on my sight, it seems I get them set up, but can't get them to show up, just the header. Can anybody tell me what I am doing wrong?

01-05-2007, 03:34 AM
Hey everyone...I haven't been around for about a month. But I'm trying to get back into things, I really am. So for January...

1. I'm back up to 193. Damn the holidays, damn my family for eating out so much, damn me for not having the willpower/intelligence to say anything contrary about it at all.
2. Once this terrible, horrible, nasty cold is gone (we're talking the Godzilla of colds here), I'm going to try to get back into my walking. I haven't decided if I'm just going to stick with WATP, or if I'm going to brave the campus gym again. Starting the YOU plan, I'm supposed to be walking 30 minutes a day...we'll see.
3. My housemate and I are starting the YOU on a Diet plan on Saturday. It's not about the calories, it's about the nutritional value, which is what I always preferred to watch anyway.

Okay, so I have a confession to make. I'm feeling totally unworthy of being here right now. I did NOT do well over the holidays. I quit exercising entirely, and ate out more times than I can count. Regained 7 lbs because of that. And my motivation is squashed flatter than my wallet as a result. So I really had to push myself to come back on here; I felt like I didn't deserve to be here because I'm doing so bad while everyone else is doing so much better than I am (probably anyway).

So that's my confession...wish me luck in getting over this cold and off my butt again.

01-05-2007, 10:57 AM
Afterwork today DH and I are headed to the inlaws to watch over DH's grandfather. His parents are going to D.C. so we were called to come and watch him. My goal for the weekend will be to eat healthy be sure to get in my fruit and veggies. I will have to cook the fat ladden breakfast, lunch, and dinner for his grandpa though. This man I know consumes 4,000 calories a day and is 5'2" and might way 120lbs sopping wet. It is amazing he eats all the time and is in great shape for his age, 84. That just goes to show we are all different right. God may have not blessed me with a high metabolism, but I like to think he gave me a great smile and personality.

Nikaia: Don't be so hard on yourself. :hug: The holidays are a time to enjoy each others company and laugh. If you did that and gained a few pounds who cares. That is what New Year's if for right. You are a intelligent person because you know what you have to do to get back on track and are doing it. Remember we all have our ups and down. Hey I gained 10lbs in the weeks leading up to my brother's wedding this past summer, and my goal was to lose weight. Hope you get over your Godzilla cold soon so you can start exercising.

01-05-2007, 11:55 AM
Well I am short on time again and I just skimmed over this page, hope to get to more replies later.


good luck with the job thing and the basketball thing for your son!


That sounds good, what about a salad too? :D


Glad to see you back on track hun!!! If I am on later I will try to help ya with your ticker hun!


THIS IS where you belong! Now is when you need our support now more than ever! Alot of us goofed up over the holidays, myself included! It started with a b~day at the end of turkey day month, katys bday 12-4, MY bday 12-19 which turned into an entire week of bad eating!!! x~mas was like a week too! With only the good days being like 1-2 days here and there and the bad days taking over! Then new years eve and new years day was kass bday. Ugghhhh!!! The great thing is I kept walking thru most of it except the last few around new year. Probably didnt walk for like 4 days or maybe even 5!! Usually it is no more than 1 day off. There was eating out and sweets and overindulging and soda, you name it!!

New years day I was back up to 210! (I had gotten down to 207.5 the day before xmas!!!) and still I was bad on new years day! Salty Chips and cake and icecream and food galore, nacho cheese and chips!!! Oh man! I had been "bad" for so long that I was wondering if I was going to be able to get back on track even, let alone lose, let alone maintain!! I got on the scale the 2nd and I was 212!!!! I was floored! I also felt the extra fat in my tummy and seen it in the mirror!! I was very sad. I did think that the extra 2 from just the day before had to be retaining water cause I had just weighed the day before.

Thanx to all of you ladies here for the support to reiterate that!! :hug:

I told myself all I could do was get back on the healthy eating and walking and so what if I gained? Joe and I read that some people gain an average of 12 pounds thru the holidays!!!

I stayed off the scales til this a.m. and guess what? After 3 days of being pretty good, although a little bit higher cal days, one day was 1791, 1850 or so and yesterday was 1650 or so, it was still alot of healthy foods and no junk! Plus two days of back to my walking. I am today at 209!!!!! Wheee!!!!

Yes you do belong here and you can get back on track!!!


Grandpa sounds awesome dolly!!! Is he still active? Yes you can get back on the wagon too with me. *drags you up here*

Well I am doing well and am back down to 209. Hooray!!! Need to grocery shop today so see ya all later!!! Good luck!!

01-05-2007, 02:23 PM
thanks Jasmine you have a point ill add that salad

Is that really me
01-05-2007, 02:27 PM
Nikaia, please try not to feel as if you don't deserve to be here or that you just want to give up. I know exactly how you feel. Three years ago I lost like 18-20 lbs. I was half way to my goal weight. I wanted to be down to a solid 150 by Christmas but that only lasted a day or two then it went back up to 153. I was so pissed off at myself that I didn't reach and stay at my 150 goal that I fell off the wagon. As a result I am now back up to where I started to being with!:?: You regained 7 lbs. over the holidays which makes you feel awful. But you didn't gain more than that. If you stop everything now and go back to the old ways, you will gain more. If you get back on the horse now, it will take a few weeks, and you WILL lose those 7 lbs. I stopped and gained back everything I had lost. Now that "153 instead of 150" weight looks pretty darn good!

I had a friend who went away to college right after high school. She only stayed there about a month or two then quit and came home because she said she missed her boyfriend. She started working full time. I asked her if she was going to go to school at night. She said no, because by the time she got done school she'd be like 26. I looked at her and said "you'll be 26 whether you go or not". (she never did go back and 26 has long since come and gone). My point is, time is going to get in no matter what. If we do nothing we will be in the same place we are right now or worse. BUT if we dig in, get an attitude and fight we will be able to move that scale down. Sometimes I get so mad that food has such a hold on me. Really pissed off mad.:mad: So I'll dig in and refuse to eat that Snickers pie (curse you Paula Deen!) just to show the food who is boss. And when all else fails, I do a Nancy -- I just say NO. Period. I'll acknowledge that I want whatever the food is at the moment but then I'll just say NO -- no, I'm not going to eat you; no, I won't give in to the temptation; no, I'm not going into the kitchen; no, leave me alone food. Sometimes it's a killer and I have to use everything I've got. But the more I say NO, the easier it gets. PLEASE stay here, post here, share here. It's why we're all here -- to give support when the going gets :censored: impossible!:hug:


01-05-2007, 04:53 PM
Mia: :D Try to chose romaine instead of iceberg (cause ice is basically nutritionless) romaine has lots of vitamin a! Tomatoes taste great in it(vitamin c and I believe vit A) and lycopene? I am pretty sure, great way to add fresh brocolli and fresh spinach! I never really liked spinach before and started adding a few leaves in my salad and I like it fine, just not fond of the canned variety.

If you like vinegar and oil it would be a great way to get that in too! I am still trying to ease into that. You could even throw in a few pieces of chicken breast or a hard boiled egg too! Good luck!


Just wanted to let everyone know, I was trying to do more veggies raw but I read that carrots should actually be boiled to release more of their nutrients!!!

Is that really me

Excellent points! I feel the same way about the college thing(for people who want to). I advise to even go pt and some people say well that would take forever! Well if someone started when they were 20 even if it took them 6-8 years by the time they are done they would have a degree!!

Nakaia, and anyone else interested!:

Another thing I know in regards to weight loss it feels (til you have really gotten going) its no use, it doesnt add up etc. But over time it does! I got back up on my losing horse at the end of April last year and I started at 250 and was 210 by new years day!! That is 40 pounds gone in 8 months or so! Sometimes it is slow but if you persevere it does add up! Another thing is to have planned bad days or choices etc. It helps me to stay sane! At least once a month I DO have pizza and crazy bread! Every week we DO go out to eat and I have that burger and fries!! Once or twice a month I do have that desert. During the week I try to watch the potatoes though. Once on sundays works best for me otherwise I get to where I want them EVERY DAY!! SO I substitue with brown rice and actually make a very yummy spanish rice out of it most the time. We try to do red meat once on sundays, like a juicy pot roast or steak, obviously the eating out lunch too. But the rest of the week we do alot of chicken, mostly breasts, turkey, often ground. It actually does taste good. I am still including cheese almost every day in my plan so I don't feel like I am going without. I try to keep it at 1 oz though. Twice a week we have chili beans and corn bread(made with gr. turkey), we have chicken or turkey tacos about once a week. Usually just warm the shells. About once a month we do enchiladas. We have bean and cheese burritos once a week. I TRY to stick to the whole wheat la tortilla factory ones. Yummy plus only 50 cals! I eat ezekiel bread which is sprouted grain bread and very good for you! I have 1 tbs oforganic creamy peanut butter quite a few days a week, and I have even started adding in a lil raw honey! I get in plenty of fruit and veggies. I have 1/4 cashews or almonds daily

The point I am trying to make is you can still enjoy eating and your food without being overly restrictive! These foods are healthy for you as long as you are watching the fat. My sat fat consumption even over the last higher cal days has averaged about only 7% of my daily. The trick is to eat whole foods and try to avoid the processed stuff as much as possible! Try to avoid the preservatives and white flour and sugar and corn syrup, etc. I also wanted to add, you may be retaining water! Anyhow, good luck!!

01-05-2007, 06:44 PM
Someone please shot me! TOM is kicking my *** today.

01-05-2007, 07:21 PM
Jasmine - carrots should be cooked, but steaming works better. When you boil them the nutrients get released....right into the water that you toss out. To heck with it though, I like raw carrots, I like lightly cooked but still crunchy carrots, but soft carrots only belong in SOUP. I'll just have to get my nutrients elsewhere.

So I'm still hanging around. Weights been bouncing around...finally got back to my "day before new years weight" Hopefully I get an official weigh in tomorrow.

01-05-2007, 07:27 PM
Hi everyone! Well I'm doing the step climbing challenge tomorrow (78 flights!) and I want to ride the bike for an hour. I have an appointment to get a new hairstyle tomorrow.:) Hopefully I won't chicken out.:) I think I will have an official weigh in tomorrow, if I continue to be good tonight. We'll see.

Thanks for the support in changing jobs. Just feeling happy and sad at the same time, but it's the right move.

Yesterday had about 1300 calories and 1 hour on the bike. I need to change my ticker, but I'm doing well on exercise and diet finally. :)

01-05-2007, 09:25 PM
Hey everyone. I'm new here. Hope yall don't mind me hopping in to say hello. I'm Hpnotq...I'm 23 and have been married to my wonderful husband for 2 1/2 years. Currently I'm working in retail and working on going back to school. I also write for a racing website. I don't believe in making new years resolutions because I almost always inevitably let go of them....I did last year. Instead I'm going for goals for 2007. Yeah it's the same thing with a different name. Maybe it'll be easier for me to hold on to them. This month my goals are to drink no dark soda at all (only Sprite is allowed but once a week only), exercise no less than 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes and to drink a glass of water before I eat and one while I'm eating. I have a huge goal in the end, but right now I'm focused on those specific goals for the month. When I get through January, I'll add more for February. I look forward to getting to know all of you.

Oh and of course:
Starting Weight (this time around): 284 (I had gotten down as low as 264 but quit and gained it back
To get to where I wanna be I'm watching my portion sizes

01-05-2007, 11:39 PM
"We just can't quit; we have to keep going this is a life long change and healthy choices with weight loss as the side effect!!!!"

I just had to say that because my scale said I gained 4 pounds since the holidays. I guess that is better than 12 pounds that people usually gain around the holidays and I am back on track now. Thank God!!

Great to see and read all of your posts!! Happy to see all are getting back on track!! Welcome back Nakaia!! Welcome Hpnotq!!

At the bottom is some pics to remind myself of what I used to look like before weight gain, three kids, and being more active. I may not ever look like that again because I have aged 10 years from then, but I looked healthy and happy and that is what I want to regain.

New Year Goals;

Stop telling myself people don't like me (be more positive and not so negative)
Find and go to a self-confidence self-esteem class and time management class with other people

Get to bed on time (get at least 8-10 hours of sleep at night)I see a world of difference in myself when I get sleep

Time management (will help with the above)

Get 6-8 glasses of water a day

Eat healthy with 1200-1500 calories a day average for week.

Exercise in some way everyday 1200-1800 minutes a month

Job security (change jobs, budget, and use hours wisely, balance job and family with least amount of hours at work more time at home and more money per hour)

I am going to copy and past these goals in microsoft works and title it making myself accountable.

I will post here my weight and progress health wise and listen to tips and suggestions, and inspiration from everyone here.

I will loose weight slowly but successfully for the health of it!!

01-06-2007, 12:30 AM
The one on the left is of me now and the one on the right is of me ten years ago. What happened???:( Unhealthy eating, no exercise, lack of will power, no motivation, and three kids and a husband!! LOL

01-06-2007, 04:58 AM
Thank you guys so much for your kind words and understanding. Makes me glad I didn't go the "suffer in silence" route, which is my norm. My housemate and I are just starting the YOU on a Diet plan tomorrow, we went grocery shopping today. Bought lots of whole foods; I have organic cashew-macadamia nut butter since I don't like peanuts/peanut butter, and bought celery and carrots for dipping in that. I have sprouted grain english muffins and bread...a couple things of Trader Joe's soups, some lean meats - ground turkey, turkey slices, salmon - I even picked up lettuce for salad. Also some organic dried cherries for snacking.

But what I really *need* to do is get the Pastaroni and Mac-n-Cheese boxes OUT OF MY SIGHT. Or out of reach. Or something. I can't bring myself to throw them away, since I'm fecken broke-poor all the time and I need to have *something* in reserve for the times when I can't buy groceries at all. But they're so much easier than actually cooking properly, so I end up eating those and I know they're not good for me. Maybe I'll stash them under my bed or something. Somewhere I don't go very often.

I've saved up, and I'm going to this specialty store to get fitted for and buy a proper sports bra this weekend. I'm a 38DDD, which makes exercising somewhat hazardous, if you know what I mean. ;) And the pain from jiggle-syndrome is one of the excuses I'm always making for why I haven't worked out. So I'm doing this for myself, to take away that excuse and perhaps motivate me a bit more. My mom and I are discussing if she can afford to get me a couple months membership at the local Curves...I have a gym at my college I can go to but I HATE going there. It's all teensy waif-girls who wear makeup to work out and go in chattery groups, or pretty-boy jocks grunting over the weights. So not a comfortable place for me. We'll see, though.

Jasmine, it's so good to see you again! 12 lbs average? Wow, I suddenly don't feel so bad. ;)

Jo, you have such a point. I keep saying "this summer I'll buy my first bikini" and yet, every summer, I'm not quite there yet. And as you've pointed out, another summer will come and go whether or not I'm there, whether or not I've been able to get my surgery (breast-reduction, but I have to lose the weight first) and buy that bikini...but I want it. I really do. Thank you for reminding me of that.

Shari...*hug* we all know what that's like.

Hpnotq, welcome! Portion size is a great place to start. Even the healthiest food won't help you lose if you eat too much, after all. :)

loveandlaughalways, good luck with your resolutions!

And now, I am going to go take my sudafed and go to sleep. I hate being sick...

01-06-2007, 05:31 PM
hi everyone i found this free site that let you create a model of yourself and dress it up at the weight you are now and then you can change it to your target weight to see how you would look. I dont know how accurate it is but it was kind of fun here is the site just add the www. to the front of it

01-06-2007, 07:03 PM
Okay I have been lazy today and stayed in my PJs most of the day...rainy and dreary out again. I have done some scrapbooking which is one of my hobbies and watched Mission Impossible III with DH and his grandpa. So we had fresh eggs for breakfast this morning, but I had to fight the chickens this morning to get them. I will never fit into the farm life, but hey is only a few weekends a year. Tonight is splurge night so I think it is going to be Chicken Fried Steak...haven't had one is I don't remember. Maybe even a piece of pie for me too...we'll see. I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

01-06-2007, 08:28 PM
Oh my gosh I just finished the running up 78 flights of stairs challenge and my legs are like jelly!:dizzy: I just drank 3 glasses of water and I never drink water. It is a huge downfall, but right now it sure does taste good. When I can breathe again, I'm going to ride my bike for an hour.

I weighed in today and actually lost a pound toward my Valentine goal. I'm at 150 and so want to be in the 140's. I'm hoping to be so in the next few days.

Thanks miafluker, I'm going to try the model!:)

Is that really me
01-06-2007, 09:59 PM
Nik -- so glad you're back and your welcome! Everyone gets into slumps and needs encouragement. I hope with the abundance of encouragement on this site that we all succeed!

stopeating -- you ran up (and I'm assuming down) 78 flights of stairs? :bravo: How did you find that challenge and how hard was it? How long did it take you? And where are you finding the strength to ride your bike for an hour after doing it? :D Doing the Firms Tough Tape 2 workout seems so wimpy compared to that challenge. But I gotta tell ya, I'm feeling my glutes and thighs today. What ever made me think I could just jump right back in after two months of not much exercise I'll never know! :dizzy: Taking a day off tomorrow from exercise and am going to start the C25K on Monday. Don't know about the 5K part, but I'm going to try. We're also going to buy an ipod for us. We gave my daughter one for her 16th b-day last July. Paid $150 for a 1GB (holds 250 songs). Darned if now you can't buy a 2 GB (500 songs) for the same money. If anyone is interested, Apple sells refurbished ipods. They have a 2GB for $99, free shipping. Talk to ya soon girls!


01-06-2007, 10:43 PM
I'm not only being slow in getting back on my diet horse, but I'm also slow in getting back on my 3FC horse, lol.

I find the hardest thing for me right now is getting back in to exercising. I have no idea why I slowed over the holidays while I was at home, but it's likely that it goes hand in hand with my eating becoming more relaxed. We ate out ALOT more, and I was tricking myself in to thinking that just because a wrap has chicken in it, it must be healthy. But a greek wrap is NEVER healthy, unless you're making it yourself!

Well, so far I have cooked dinner every single night for exactly 7 days. Saturdays are usually our eat out night, but I didn't want to because I wasn't sure I would be able to maintain my routine. So I made pasta with a home made sauce, which is a bit of a treat for me :)

One of the things I received for Christmas from my niece was a pizza baking stone. I have a recipe that's not too high in calories, and if I make my own tomato sauce, I think it's going to turn out fabulously. And I love when my house smells like baked bread!

Anyway, that's it for now. I shall be back tomorrow, must keep with my routine. And 3FC is part of it!

<3 Mande

01-07-2007, 12:09 AM
Well a pretty decent day for me. I went for a walk this morning...just 20 minutes but at least I did something. Work was good....surprisingly people were pretty nice.

Jo-I've actually been looking at the C25K the last couple of days and am thinking about giving it a shot. I guess since you're doing it, I'll start on Monday too and we can encourage each other....if you want.

Everyone else hope you had a good Saturday and have a wonderful Sunday!

01-07-2007, 12:43 AM
Not terribly bad today, actually. I drove "over the hill" to San Jose to visit this little specialty bra boutique and get fitted for an Enell sports bra, it's going to be cheaper to buy it there than online, plus I got to try one on. And, my housemate and I went to Costco to get TP, PTs and bottled water en masse. Dinner we actually cooked, and it was SO GOOD. Brown rice with onions and red bell peppers (which I picked out cause I'm allergic, but Andrea loves them), and salmon with this marinade that was olive oil, garlic, shoyu, grated ginger, and a teensy bit of maple syrup. It was amazingly good! We had a bit of an accident with the rice that ended up with A: a lot spilled on the stove and B: a lot extra in the pan. So we now have leftover rice. ;) But I'm so proud that we actually cooked a healthy dinner, and it really wasn't that hard, either! I can see myself making that again, or even just doing the brown rice and maybe cooking up some chicken to top it with for lunches or something.

My cold is semi-fading, so I'm going to try to start working out again on Monday morning.

OOOHHHH, and my other favorite bit of today - I bought a new pillow! I know that sounds like nothing, but I'm perpetually broke (college student with no job) so it's such a big deal. My old pillow was absolutely flat and grungy - I was propping it up with a rolled-up yoga mat and some of those herbal freezer-packs - and so now I'm seriously looking forward to going to bed so I can experience what it feels like to sleep on a not-jury-rigged pillow. Yay! Take pleasure in the little things, right? *grin*

01-07-2007, 02:41 AM
Nikaia: I totally know the feeling! I just read that last little bit about the pillow to DF. When he and his mother first left his father (abusive), he didn't have a bed. So he took a moving box and laid it flat on the floor, and used that as a bed. He was so proud of his box-bed, that he wouldn't even share it with his buddy when he slept over, his buddy had to sleep directly on the floor, :lol:. Your pillow and his box-bed were meant to be together, I think!

Hpnotq: 20 minutes is great! Only nothing is really nothing, every minute that you do something towards your health is that much more than nothing. And walking is a GREAT way to shed pounds. It's how I'm doing it, and Jasmine has lost quite a bit with mostly walking! She's our walking goddess over here haha!

One other thing I would like to add, welcome to those of you who have recently joined us!

Wow, I got so much done today, chore-wise. Even the fish are happy with me today, their tank is all clean. Tomorrow is another day of chores, then hopefully if it's all out of the way, I'll have more time to do things for myself while working next week.

Our DVD player died on us, so I was trying to watch my walking DVDs on my laptop, but because it's an LCD screen, it was hard to see, and I had trouble angling it just right. However, I got DF a portable DVD player for Christmas, and it has a TV-out option, so I'm going to rig that up in the spare bedroom tomorrow.

I need to get back to me!

01-07-2007, 08:48 AM
Good morning!

Is that really me - I did run up and down 78 flights! I confess though, once I sat at the computer, I ran out of energy to ride the bike. I'm up early today and will ride as soon as I'm done. The thread is "Anyone up for a step/flight challenge" I'm not sure how to put the link here, but you can search it. Come over and join, we are planning our next challenge!:dizzy:

Nikaia - I was a college kid - I remember.;)

Martiniforme-I'm making homemade pizza today.:) Bought fat free cheese for my side and fresh mushrooms, and wheat crust.:D

miafluker- I checked out that web was a blast. Although my dh wanted to stand by my side and watch and my weight is a huge secret so I couldn't play too much with him there. You guys and my doc are the only ones who know how much I really weigh.:sssh:

01-07-2007, 11:28 AM
stopeating= i would love to be your weight but i know what you mean it took me a while to let DH know my actual weight.
I wish i had steps to do the challenge it sounds like fun and at the sametime a real butt kicker i wonder if one of those steppers from walmart would count?
Hpnotq= 20 min is great from what i hear your workout should be at least 20min
martiniforme= i am having problems getting motivated enough to workout

01-07-2007, 01:44 PM
Good morning....don't have much time cause I have a million things to get done today. Went for a walk this morning and I feel so ready for the day. Hope everyone has a great Sunday! I'll be back later tonight.

01-07-2007, 03:03 PM
miafluker - My calves are so sore today, so I definitely got a good workout! I definitely think the stair stepper counts. I know other people are using them and if I had one I would use it to. I have 13 stairs and a flight is 15 so I have to redo the math. Felt like I had a hole in my lung when I was done!;)

Is that really me
01-07-2007, 03:11 PM
Hpnotq, I'd love to try the C25K with you. I'm starting tomorrow after I get the kids off the school. I'm going to print of the program so I can just follow it. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks!


01-07-2007, 03:34 PM
Hi Everyone, Wow, two days without being here and so much to catch up on.
I was sick, could hardly stay awake, one good thing, I wasn't hungry.

Anyhow to a new day, Dollypie, that is so great you are watching Grampa, nothing like fresh eggs, must admit though, I didn't have to take them from the chickens myself. Hpnotq welcome, I think you will like it here. Stopeating - WOW Stair climbing, you did fabulous, I don't think I could of done that in my teens, definately not now, but Congrats. Miaflaker that model thing looks like fun, I will have to try it. Martiniforme, that must of been hard not going out Sat. night, but good for you and cooking a healthy
meal as well, Double Good. What is C25k Stopeating?

Well my weight is down, but I think it is only cause I was sick and didn't eat, we will see tomorrow. I was suppose to wait till Tues. to weigh, just couldn't.

I hope to get to my walking tape today, maybe a little later, still not quite just right. Everyone have a good rest of the day~

01-08-2007, 01:44 AM
C25K stands for Couch to 5K, a program designed to start from being a total couch potato to running a 5K in two months. I'm wanting to try it, I've always envied runners and wanted to run, but with the boobage I've got it's hazardous to my health to do so. But, once my Enell sports bra gets here, I'm going to go for it. Which probably means I'll be starting next week.

OMG, my yoga-mat-pillow and his box-bed would absolutely go together. Best ghetto bed ever! ;)

So I drove for three and a half hours today, in total...I found out at midnight last night that my younger brother (he's 17 and a senior in high school) had the county honor band performance today, and when I asked him if he wanted me to come, he said yes, an idiot, off I went for 1:45 driving each way for his concert. But he seemed so happy that I went to the pretty much made it worthwhile.

Lunch was relatively healthy, a turkey-avocado-lettuce wrap...and dinner was slightly less so, since my brother wanted to go out for pizza after the concert. But that's okay; it wasn't *horrid*.

And now, I am off to shower and go to bed. Tomorrow morning, I'm going to restart my WATP program. Someone please kick me in the *** about that tomorrow to make sure I did it? Thanks. ;)

01-08-2007, 02:32 AM
Hi there, everyone seemed to do pretty good today, I did good food wise, but could not get myself moving in the exercise dept. I think that is 3 days now, considering I was sick, I am giving myself a break on that, but please please let me be up to exercising tomorrow. I cannot lose weight with diet alone!

Nikaia thanks for answering me re the C25k. Not something I can do with my injuries, don't think I have the lung cap. either. It was nice you went to see your brother, even though it was a long drive, he will remember that.
Well it is almost bed time, so better sign off, good luck to everyone.

(Anyone know where Jasmine is?)

Is that really me
01-08-2007, 11:28 AM
Well, I just got done w1d1 of the C25K. I warmed up for about 5 or 6 minutes then did the 20 minutes of the program. It took a little bit to adjust to running for 1 minute. When I had done my own version of this last fall I ran for a longer amount of time b/4 returning to walking, but overall I did well. I also had to adjust the walking speed vs. the running speed for ten minutes or so but finally settled in doing both at 3.7/3.8 mph. Having to constantly monitor the time made the 20 minutes go by fast (at least thats how it was for me). After the 20 minutes I continued walking for a total of 55minutes. I also did about 15-20 minutes on the Total Gym b/4 I did the treadmill. I need to warm up on the TM then reset the clock/mileage. I keep forgetting to do that and I don't think I get as true a reading on the numbers. But I had 3.20 miles in 55 minutes total.

For some reason I'm just tired in the legs today. I took yesterday off and went off the wagon food-wise for dinner. But I planned it so b-fast and lunch were under what I usually have and I didn't have any processed carbs. Made meatballs sandwiches for dinner w/provolone cheese. :T I really wanted the roll so that 's why I kept everything in check earlier in the day! I also had like 7 oreos (which I hadn't planned on) but that's ok. ;) I'm back on track; actually I'm starving right now.

No dog walk today; it's been raining for 14 hours. Hope everyone is doing well. Hey Hpnotq, did you try the C25K program yet? How'd it go? Check in w/you all later. Have a great day! :D



01-08-2007, 02:10 PM
Okay everyone so I don't even have time to read anything yet. :( I did see the other day where Ennay said about the carrots. I do normally agree with you but I could of swore I found something the other day that said specifically about boiling. haha Maybe I am going nuts! I went ahead and steemed them last nite. Or maybe it was just the fact that alot of raw foods are more nutrientful and carrots was the one that needs to be cooked to attain the most benefits and steaming would be the perfect option. aaaggghhhh. That must be it.

Anyhow I have still been doing pretty good even though I wound up binging fridsy nite when I couldnt locate my nuts on chili cheese fritos and cheese sauce! We also had pizza and crazy bread that nite and I did over indulkge on the crazy bread but did walk 90 minutes that day. All in all I have been mostly eating healthy with my fruits and vegis and whole grains etc.

1-1-07 I was 210
1-2-07 I was 212!!(water retention from salty bad foods) but
1-7-07 I was back to my 208, where I originally left off with my losing. Hooray! So I am back to that square.

I am hoping to lose another 2 this week and am soaking beans for chili beans tomorrow and brown rice for spanish rice for tomorrow too. Tonite my dh wants sphgetti so I will make it with gr. seasoned turkey. Yummmm!!!

I hope everyone is doing well and losing!!! I have to go clip soupons and I am off to the store again soon.

Yesterday I roasted two chickens and even saved all the bones and junk for making my own broth! Whooohooo!!1 I heard that soaking overnite in water and adding a little vinegar to it helps draw out the calcium and other nutrients. This am. it is in the crock poit and adding a few veggies and tomorrow the broth should be done.

If anyone has any awesome chicken noodle soup or chicken vegi soup recipes with home made broth please give them to me!!! I will be making that soon!!

01-08-2007, 02:21 PM
Oh and I think I seen a new person. Welcome!!!!! Everyone is more than welcome to join us!!

01-08-2007, 10:38 PM
jasmine i made spanish rice with brown rice and the spanish beans i just used my family's recipe but used brown rice instead of white it tasted almost the same i actially got my workout this morning how is everyone

01-09-2007, 01:16 AM
Hi, it sounds like everyone is doing good from yesterday. I must admit I fell off the wagon today, I did not get my 4 meals in, I blame dh for that, he was up coughing till 4:30 am, I therefore slept in, way too late and had lots to do, by the time I got out the door it was close to 5:00 pm believe it or not. Then I had to return my pedometer as it was not working right and return another item. Then of course I had to do some shopping (not grocery), did get a bunch of different things for my dh and my Dad who are both suffering from bad colds, Dad had a very sore back today, so I got him some wraps that are suppose to heat for 8 hrs, sure hope it works, poor guy could not even sit as it was too painful, I went over and put hot cloths on his back, then rubbed it with ointment for tonight. Dh said he would go over in the morning and was that stuff off and put on the heat wrap. Dh does not seem to cough till just about bedtime, then afterwards in bed, kinda weird.
Anyhow how I went off the wagon was, as it was so late when I got home after being at Dad's and having a visit as well, I decided to go off this diet and wait till next week. Weigh in for me is tomorrow and tonight I have had two drinks, really bad I know, plus the only exercise I got was walking around the stores. Tomorrow will be a better day. I plan to watch what I eat and just count calories. I used to belong to WW and have lots of there info, so will use that. I will remain in the challenge and hope to succeed with my weight loss.

Still having trouble believe it or not getting any tickers on my posts, don't understand what I am doing wrong. Get them made up okay, but just can't seem to get them transferred. Had help yesterday from dh and my son and still had no luck. Anyone willing to walk me through it, I would appreciate it. Do you have to have the IMG code ON? Mine is off. Feel really dumb about this, but just cannot master it.

Have a good day everyone.

01-09-2007, 02:06 AM
You have to have it on, because the IMG code is one of the codes the tickers use in order to display.

And don't go off-wagon entirely just cause you had a bad couple days! Stick with us!

I slept in rather than work out today...I'm deciding whether to blame my sickness, the fact that I don't have a decent bra, or just own up and say I did bad today. Ah, well. Walked all over campus, anyway. Which is at least something.

01-09-2007, 08:24 AM
Girls I'd like to ck in here too if you all don't mind. I am on another support site also which I use daily. But one more sounds like a good idea. Currently I haven't gotten on the scale since before christmas. I will this week I wanted to give myself a chance to get back into the swing of things. I am working on being more accountable for journalling my intake of appox. 1400 cals a day, water intake, exercise, and not taking anything in my body other then water 2 hrs. before bedtime and measuring some portions. I hope to lose some more wt. before June I only have about 10lbs to lose at this pt. But staying on the sites and keeping motivated with others is so important. So I will catch up on some of the post when I have more time. On the way to work to make a couple of bucks. Take care.

Is that really me
01-09-2007, 10:00 AM
Just gone done 3.0 miles in 48:26 minutes on the treadmill. This does not include a 5 min. warmup (I reset the buttons). I don't know about anyone else, but I'm never really warmed up until about 15 minutes after I start but I sure don't have the luxury or time to warm up that long and then try to walk for over 45 minutes! So my goal will be to get those 3 miles done in 45 minutes. It'll probably take me forever to get to that point! Planning on taking the dog out later for a 1.5 mile walk. I'm sore from the Total Gym stuff I did yesterday (I took it pretty easy) but it's not too bad. Just very aware of my muscles in parts of my upper body.

Eating is going ok. I'm using Fitday to track everything. I like it because all I have to do is put in the food and it does the math for me. Plus, I like the graphs it gives for protein, fat and carbs. I'm sticking to around 1500 calories per day. Hoping that's low enough cause sometimes even at that amount I get really hungry. I have found that a 40% carb, 30% protein and 30% combo seems to keep me satisified the longest. Not eating at night is still such a challenge for me but I've been very good about it. If I do eat something, I plan it and limit the amount of what I eat. If that scale doesn't budge on Friday, I'll just scream!!!

Hope everyone is doing ok. Have a good day all!!


01-09-2007, 11:27 AM
New thread!

Please start posting here ladies!
New weekly thread (

SD Gal
01-10-2007, 12:53 AM
Oh me!!! I want to play!! I started just a few days before the New Year, but kicked it in to high gear AT the New Year :carrot:

1. Starting weight- 168

2. I walk two miles each night and because I work on the third floor of my building, I walk the stairs at least three times a day. I never take the elevator. :)

3. How I'll be watching my food? My day consists of mmmm coffee :coffee: in the morning & maybe half a bagel, I bought a personal mixer I have taken to work so, I have a fruit shake (fresh or frozen fruit, half of a lil carton 98% ff yoplait yougurt and water) twice a day, one in the morning on my first break and one in the afternoon about an hour after my lunch break. I have a Lean Cuisine for lunch (because they are easy and yummy..) and then dinner, normally a lean piece of meat & a large salad. I also drink about 100 oz. of water each day- or five bottles. :) I don't deny myself if I want a handful of pretzels or a cookie (though I don't always WANT them).. because if I do, I have found I am more likely to jump off the healthy eating band wagon and back into eating crummy!

My WI days are Tuesday :)

My New Year's Resolutions (not just the healthy ones. lol)
To reach my goal of 135 in the coming year and STAY THERE. :D (#1 goal)
To pay off my personal credit cards..
To start piano lessons (I've always wanted to play)
To take a "real" vacation/honeymoon with my husband (we got married in August and only got away for three days).

01-10-2007, 01:17 AM
Welcome SD Gal!
However, we've started a new weekly thread. Come join us there! I posted the link in the thread above :D :hug: