Support Groups - Hot & Healthy Challenge Chicks 01/21/07




Jasmine31
01-21-2007, 01:35 PM
What is Hot & Healthy Challenge Chicks?
A bunch of us were all part of different challenges together, and when the challenges ended, we decided not to! So we all came together and decided to start a long term challenge group, and we called them the Hot & Healthy Challenge Chicks!

-Anyone can join the group no matter what your goals are or where you are in your weight loss journey.
-We are here to support each other, encourage each other, laugh together, and cry together.
-Our unified goal is to exercise, eat right (whatever diet plan we may each separately be following), and have fun!
-We encourage new members, as the more that join, the more friends we have to support us along the way!
-We only ask that you follow one teensy, tiny rule. At the beginning of each month we state what our goals are, and they can be WHATEVER YOU WANT!
Then at the end of the month we can share how well we did with our goals, etc. However, sharing at the end of the month is completely optional.

We can do this!! :carrot:


miafluker
01-21-2007, 07:20 PM
hey everyone just finished watching the football game our team lost it was kind of depressing but they came a long way so its okay its crazy because it seems the whole city is silent.
On another note i got a new scale and it said 225.5 as well so im sticking with that

Canuk4
01-22-2007, 01:50 AM
Well today I even surprised myself and got two miles done with my walking tape for abs. I was really slow most of the day, so figured I would not get my exercise in, but I did and am really pleased.

I also have been good with my eating, even made a nice salad and topped it with some cheese and two strips of bacon for protein, had a smoothie this morning for breakfast and will have another maybe before bed, but am not hungry, I did get some frozen yogart in for desert after my salad. Not too bad a day for food. Got busy changing over files from 2006 to 2007 and forgot to eat, till I was starving, and had finished one large file.

Have a good day tomorrow everyone.
Sharon


marbleflys
01-22-2007, 11:18 AM
Hi Everyone; welcome Sumi (I'm new too, still learning everyone's name and goals, trials and tribulations).

I managed 3 hours and 8 mins. of hard cardio and wts. last week. I'm still *afraid* of my scale, but my tape measure and full length mirror show that there is HOPE....my mid-section is tightening up and my waist is 33.5", my left thigh is 22.5"

I didn't exercise on Sunday (unless you count housework), but started back today with 38 mins. of hard cardio/heavier wts. sets. I'm at workout #20 for the month....maybe by the time I hit workout #50 I'll be ready to tuck in my blouse!

Jasmine, your previous explanation post gave me chills........and considering I was Carmela Soprano in my last life, that's hard to do... Hang in there and do your best to move up and out of that environment.

dollypie
01-22-2007, 12:24 PM
Okay I am back after a week without posting. I am not even going to try and catch up on everything. Let's just say I am going to pretend that last week never even happened, but the scale shows it. I am only up four pounds, but I feel so terrible. I had planned to work out this morning, but set the alarm for 5pm and not 5am. I did bring my clothes to work out after work today now my goal is to actually go!!!

SD Gal
01-22-2007, 02:23 PM
Well hello ladies.. I'm not feeling soooo optimistic about WI tomorrow.. I guess we'll see. I've been very good, and been doing my 2-3 mile walks every day.. but I'm feeling kind of frustrated. This next ten pounds does't REALLY want to come off I'm thinking.. and the 10 after that is going to be even more difficult. BUT.. I WILL DO IT.. its just going to take me a while. Yanno? *sigh* My monthly guest is upon me as well.. and I suppose I'm feeling a little blue about that as well. :mad:

I finally had to break down yesterday and buy some slacks for work. I'm wearing enormous 14's that I can literally pull down without unbuttoning or unzipping.. ok, that makes me feel good and the 10's I bought are nice, but not realistic.. I wear a 12, but why oh why don't they make slacks with length already? What happens to the girls that are average size but have 33 inch inseams? HUH? ARGH!! So, I settled on two inexpensive pair of Dockers (on sale/clearance at Kohl's, cause I simply won't pay full price while I'm still losing!!).. its not what I WANT, but they'll do in a pinch and I really only did have two pair of pants that I could still wear. I'm kind of tired of wearing the same outfits week after week.. I'm going to be thrilled to lose all this weight so I can get a new wardrobe for cryin' out loud! lol

I may just have to see that 140 is a more realistic goal for me as well.. and I'm ok with that, I just reaaally wanted to have a few pounds to play with.. kwim? We'll see..

Ok... now I've complained enough.. time to get back to work. lol.. Have a super day everyone.. and super hugs to you all :hug: !!

sumisan
01-22-2007, 02:35 PM
Marblefly - thank you for the welcome :) and everyone else too!

I am already out to a bad start, I got a call from the Doctor's Office and my blood work came back unchanged. I have a ferritin of 2 and my hemoglobin is still under normal. They said yet again "lets give it 3 to 6 months and see if it improves", its been since june since I started iron. And over a year since I have felt like myself. I have no energy and can barely function. I started bawling on the phone. I am just so frustrated with this!! I wish I could just feel normal again and get my life back.

Sorry for the rant, I know it doesn't really have to do with weight loss.

I am glad I can read about all your stories, it really helps!

Is that really me
01-22-2007, 03:11 PM
Hi all, hope everyone is well. :welcome2: newbies!

I did take yesterday off from exercise. I hate exercising on Sundays; I just need to know that one day is just down time. I did ok eating over the weekend; nothing really off program but probably a little more calories than during the week. I can't seem to find the time or remember to track my food on fitday on the weekends. I keep track of it in my head but it's nice to actually see the numbers.

I did 25 minutes on the totaly gym and 3.25 miles on the treadmill. Not quite as quick as this past Saturday's workout but that was cause I was playing with my new (well, ok refurbished) ipod!! I LOVE THIS THING! I'm going to have to take a day and actually figure out which songs work best with which speed so I can create warmup, cooldown and cardio playlists. But it's sooooo much better than the cd player that we have or even a portable cd player. I've already got about 45 songs on it and that's just from some of our cds. I highly recomend mp3 players! I just hope technology doesn't make this completely obsolete in 5 years! :D

Didn't get the dog out today. We are both disappointed about that. Too much time w/the music and prepping for work tomorrow. I did reach my January walking goal of 50 miles today so I revised it for another 20 by the end of the month. Hope you all are having a great day!!

Jo

martiniforme
01-22-2007, 04:14 PM
Whew. I was away for only a couple days, catching up on housework, me time, kitty time, and family time.
From what I read (which took me quite a while!) everyone seems to be back on track both weight-wise and personally.

I have stopped biting my nails. I'm on day 4. I think this might even be harder than quitting smoking. I have been biting my nails since I grew teeth! My nails were in such horrible shape. Still are! But I've gotten this liquid stuff that is supposed to make them a bit softer and stronger (they're brittle and weak right now). I have a ways to go to get past the finger tips (I've kept them down pretty far), but it's neat. I keep catching myself bringing my finger to my lip, though, without even realizing! And for no apparent reason. But I really want to have pretty hands ahhh. So I'm still going at it. I've tried everything from bandaids on my fingers to that horrible tasting polish. So now I'm trying plain old willpower. Maybe if I strengthen my willpower in other areas of my life, it will assist with my willpower towards food :D.

There's a treadmill I found. I think I've told you guys about it. I REALLY WANT IT! LIKE NOOOOW! I am finding that with my walking DVDs I'm starting to get really bored. I'd like to be able to just go on my treadmill for an hour, and read my book, or watch a movie, or just do whatever. Does this make any sense? I think my loyalties have swayed away from my walking DVDs. Speaking of which, I should probably do one.

Hope everyone is having a good day.

-Mande

SD Gal
01-22-2007, 05:00 PM
Hi again ladies!!

Mande I kwym about the treadmill.. I could so easily walk a treadmill for an hour.. my husband and I walk 3 miles per night now.. but.. really like the idea that I could do a treadmilll every night if I wanted to. If I can only convince him that the local fitness center is a good idea to sign up for!!!

Marbleflys are you a Soprano fan? My husband & I addooore it. LOL. *Carmela Soprano* who my husband calls me, and Meadow, yeah, she might as well be my daughter. The first few seasons we laughed laughed laughed at the banter between them, I swear they must have watched my daughter's behaviors because Meadow had them down pat for my daughter's. lol Just a footnote, he's law enforcement.. and from the pov of that, and the characters, its the only thing funny.. he deals enough with organized crime on a daily basis.. Anyway.. helloo!! :wave:

Martini good job on the nails. I have been going back & forth for months whether or not I should get my pink & whites back on, and now of course, my nails are all growing and even. I take prenatal vitamins, b complex & 5k of bioton daily for nail & hair.. it works for me. :)

Welcome Sumisan!! :welcome3: Its always fun to see a new face, and since I'm still new (returning new) I'm so glad to see new people!!! :D

Jasmine you're fabulous!! I love this post, its my favorite!!

ITRM~ Yanno.. I took the other night off from walking, and I felt sooo guilty.. It was bad.

Canuk my gosh you did well on your food!! Oh yummy!! :)

Hope I didn't leave anyone out.. I'm feeling a little more upbeat right now.. I can't wait to get out of here, but the day is almost up, YAY!! :carrot:

I just love you guys already!!

marbleflys
01-22-2007, 05:35 PM
Hi Mimi;

I'm from NJ, the X-hb is sicilian, the nails are always pink/whites, I'm blonde....the similarity to Carmela ends there. I work (surgery) I'm single, I own my own townhome, I desperately try to remodel to look like some off HGTV...hey i pickled my own french doors! I have a glass-topped desk for my home office.

my BF's treadmill is coming to my spare bedroom/office/workout room, but not until after the remodel project is complete(complete with my wall mounted TV.....it could be months!

miafluker
01-22-2007, 10:26 PM
hi everyone i got a new scale says 224.8 i actually ate okay today i had a southbeach pizza pretty good too, and i worked out this am

Canuk4
01-23-2007, 02:29 AM
Hi everyone, I see there is a few ups and downs in the postings. I weight-in tomorrow, not expecting too much, we will see.

Dollypie, remember what goes up, must come down, you just had a rough week, you have done well, you just need to get back to it and you will do great.

Sumisan, if I was you, I would ask for a specialist and if you have already had one, ask for a second opinion. It sounds to me like something is definitely wrong and I am not in the medical field either. If they say no, just keep bugging them, or go see them in person and demand it. It is your health therefore your responsibility and you have to do something.

Marbleflys, you missed one day of exercise, your suppose to do only 5 or 6 days max per everything I have read, your body needs to re-coop.

SD Gal, Have patience with the weight loss, as long as your eating healthy and exercising it will come. Maybe a change in your exercise routine would help, say 2 miles walking and 1/2 hr weight training. Just a suggestion.

Is That Really Me, I don't have an Ipod, but I do have an MP3 player, I think they are both neat, that would be great to get songs for your exercises.

Martiniforme, that is great about the nails, keep it up. I don't bite mine, but they seem to be in terrible shape and breaking all the time, so not much length to them, I already take a B vit. why prenatal vitimains I am wondering as I already take a normal one. Now your going to really hate me, I have a treadmill that I can't use because of my knee (remember - water aerobics and me in a bathing suit--Yuk) But my daughter has laid claim to it, but can't take it now as there basement is to low. I also have a bike and an elliptical trainer, that I can't use, seriously thinking of selling them (remember I live in Canada, near Toronto) or I would ask if anyone was interested. Or maybe I can use them afterwards, I was suppose to ask when I went and forgot. I can't see reading a book, but I guess that is because I have to hold on when I get any speed up.

Miafluker, congrats on the pound, see it was that silly scale after all. Don't u feel better.

Well I had a doc's appt. today, but I did 40 mins. floor exercise today, as well as I must of walked a mile, I visited 3 groc. stores today and did a lot of walking. I came home and had a large salad with chicken and cheese on top, it was good, then I had two yogarts and for snack some popcorn. Did not do to well with my water as I forgot to take it with me (darn) I really missed having it. So that was my day.

My Dad called tonight and said to my hubby, Sharon has not been over in weeks, hubby had to remind him I was at the hospital with him (my son showed up and my Dad adores him and of course he stopped for the Advil for him (I went in and got it and some Ginger Ale), then we took him home and I helped him get ready for bed. Then we were there Friday night for the evening, my brother was there for the weekend and my niece's tonight and my other brother and wife this aft. So go figure that one out!!!! He was having a bad day with his back, so I guess he figured he had to take it out on someone. lol

Take care ladies, have a good day all.
Sharon

sumisan
01-23-2007, 12:44 PM
Mandi: I had an awful habit of chewing my nails too! Man was it hard to kick. I know only do it once in a while, usually if one breaks and then I say what the heck and peel them all off and then they feel naked. It was hard and I agree the only thing that worked was willpower, the nail polish...nope, just made it taste bad... but didn't stop me haha Keep in mind the nails you want to have, it helps! 21 days makes a habit, and I assume breaks a habit too :) You can do it!!

Canuk4: My husband thinks the same thing, but we are rural and thats the only doctor around. I see the nurse practitioner, not the actual doctor either. The doctor I don't trust at all and have luckily never seen him since I went to the Er with my daughter. If I do he will have a mouthful of what I think of him. My daughter slipped off a swing thing on our tree (you hang from it with our arms and swing around basically a rope with t at the end) and we took her to the er right away, she has never screamed so loud! We figured it was broken. He looked at her (this was about 15 minutes post fall) and pushed on her ankle and looked it over and pushed some more and said it was a sprain. We asked if we could get x-rays and he said there was no need because if she had broken it, she would be screaming like no tomorrow when he pushed it. She was as calm as could be by this point. So they said stay off it, here is an ace wrap, bye. Ok 3 weeks later and its NO better, she woulsnt put any weight on it. I was fed up and took her in to the nurse practitioner and said look, I know I am a crazy overprotective mom but I really want this x-rayed. You can see where this is going, within 20 minutes we had an x-ray of yup a break. Anyway there is my tangent for the day!

I am going to call my nurse back today and see if she can send me to the blood guy, hemotologist? And if they won't well, I guess I have no choice. my insurance isn't the greatest so I am pretty stuck.

I am giving up tea though, I think that is a big problem for me. I drink it all day, like some drink coffee. my husband thinks I was english in a past life. lol I am going to try green tea even though I hate the stuff, maybe it will help with a little weight too ;) But it is going to be HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need that constant caffeine fix to do the little I do get around too!

On a plus me and the kids cleaned up the living room and got all the boxes ready to put away the ornaments on our mummified tree! :) haha Maybe today I will get to putting them IN the boxes and off the tree! It will be said when it is finally gone, poor thing has really outdone itself this year HAHA :)

Anyway I used up the full fat cream cheese today, making something that I shouldn't have but it is done and over and I will never buy it again. I started TOM ... so yeah ...that is my justified reason, damn cravings!! LOL

Any low cal suggestions for my shopping list would be great, I have a huge list already started in excel. I am doing a major overhaul, today I want to do an inventory on what I have in there. Get rid of the bad stuff and donate it or something...
:sumo: -- sumi

Jasmine31
01-23-2007, 05:07 PM
Afternoon ladies! Well I just wanted to thank everyone for all the support and advice! You all are wonderful! I was hoping to have time to catch up on this thread today and respond to everyone but nope. :(

The weekend went pretty well.I actually hit 204 saturday a.m.! That was 3 pounds last week!! Yeah!!! We did go out for prime rib and all thr trimmings sat but was really good for breakfast and lunch and even fought and resisted the HUGE temptation of buttery popcorn at the movies! I promised myself I could have one at home on sunday to break up the extra cals from dinner plus to make it with REAL butter not whatever crap they do etc. We did split a mocha latte and a piece of pie too! No walking last weekend and I was too scared to weigh in monday a.m. Did really great yesterday, even made chili beans! Think I wound up at 1850 cals or so which I do want to keep it to roughly 1700 cals BUT I walked for 3 hours yesterday!!!!!!! I will give ya all the scoop later but suffice it to say for now, homeschool meeting started at being on the bus by 7:30 a.m. followed by a trip to the store and back home at 10:30 only to jump on another bus at 12:00, went to see Joey at 1:00 and we spent his lunch hour at the court house trying to figure out exactly WHAT to file to move out of state! Uggghhh As usual NO ONE knows anything and NO ONE wants to be helpful!! Over a year ago(divorce was July 2005, but cause he wanted to drag child custody out, that didn't get settled til december 2005!!!) anyhow I have the divorce paperwork but a year ago I had gone to ask for a copy of kid agreement stuff but all they do is hand you a file and say if you want something copied, paperclip it etc. There is NOTHING in that file that is an order or actual documentation etc!!!

I have tried to call legal aid many times to no avail and they are only up here twice a month! Guess which day that was? Yep yesterday! So we rrealized that and I didn't even have time to try to figure buses out etc (not the route I normally take) so he went back to work and I started walking. 55 minutes later!!!! Yeah. Stood in line, filled out forms, all for them to tell me I need a copy of the child order!!! We can't do anything further til I get that or a register of events(something like that). Walked 55 minutes BACK to the court just in time for them to close just a few minutes before!!! It was on my way anyhow but frustrating! They don't come up here again for two more weeks now. By then it was only about 40 more minutes til Jope would get off work so I started walking toward target and he met me etc. Got home at 6:00 after 3 hours total of walking mind you!!!

I was kind of frustrated and so tempted!! Carl's Jr.! , Taco Bell!! I even wanted pizza!!! But I kept saying NO! You had your "bad day" saturday!! This will help balance it etc! Fortunately I had bought another can of cashews and so I had 1 serving already and told myself to go ahead and have another. Much better than fast food crap!! What saved me from grabbing pizza on the way home was the fact I had started chili beans in crock pot before I left and knew we would come home to dinner!! Hooray!!!! Otherwise I guarantee it would of been pizza! So I am proud of myself for resisting and planning ahead.

Anyhow that particular homeschool is not like independent study I would have to spend 3 hours a day!!! I don't mind supervising and helping her here and there but I REFUSe to be her teacher! I have 5 kids and a house and a dh and plus a 3 year old I do NOT have time for that! So he gave me the number of a few other places where it would be once a week with teacher and me not being responsible. I called them and I need her ss card(stolen last summer) and waiting list is like at least a week. So I was thinking and irritated and like, we MAY be moving!!! WHy wait a few weeks and hassle and then maybe get her in and then move! I still wanted to get to the ss office but wasn't able to yesterday. So that is when I started thinking to try to see what I could get done courtpaperwork wise!

I told her at home that it may be a few weeks and that I need her cooperation in going to school til then etc, but that I am working on it. How does she repay that? I have to almost drag her out this a.m. and she did NOT make it to the bus in time although we were not sure. Joey went out and looked around but didn't see her so we thought she did. He went on bus at 9:00 to work(her bus comes at 6:50) Anyhow so I was busy in the kitchen cleaning up from last nite(too tired to do it yesterday etc) feeding katy, laundry, you know all the fun stuff.

I was really praying about this whole situation and I feel she is trying to control everything. The other nite I did talk to her again about the cutting and I told her that just for life sake in general, she needs to be careful about that. If a counselor or what have you thinks you tryed to kill yourself they can lock you up in the mental ward etc! Hurting yourself is not something to play around with. (I know she was acting out and not wanting to kill herself etc but you know what I mean) And she said something like, "I just did it cause I didn't want to go to school". So IMO, obviously we have the other influences we all talked about and got rid of which I feel contributed to it but the bottom line is this she hates school and it sounds like she is trying to "force our hand".

I can not be a "babysitter" I can NOT make sure she does not cut herself every day til kingdom come. I can be aloving , supportive, talk to her try to get to the root of the problem but if someone really wants to hurt themselves they will find a way!

I do not want her to think that any time she gets her way all she has to do is cut herself or whatever crap she is thinking in her head. Does any one know what I mean? Joe and I are trying to walk a fine line between helping her and being there for her, yet not allowing her to run this house!!!

Anyhow, around 10:30 I went outside cause I had seen someone brought a dish out there earlier so i went out there and guess who was out there? Yep!!! She about scared me half to death but I was like, "Get in here!!!"

I had alreay been praying about all this in general and just really felt the Lord is telling me to be strong, to not let her run the house or the environment.

I do still feel homeschool may be a great idea but right now I just feel like she is just trying to get away with something. If she continues to have this attitude etc I am going to have to deal with that crap ALL day. (trial basis is also a great idea)

ANyhow but the point is I asked her to go to school for another wek til we can figure this out and she can't even do that. When she first got home I tried to explain to her all the stuff I am dealing with right now and that I am trying to do what I can to get her in a home study but that I need her cooperation for another week or two to be able to do this and that I need her to GET to school til then! She just gave me a hard time about it and sat there with a blank look and couldn't even give me a yes or no just a 'i guess', ya know, just basically being a brat. I am sick of it!

I told her fine, homeschool is off for now! That it is a priviledge and that maybe in a week or two I will rethink it if she can show me cooperation and something different! I told her that if she does not get to school, then I will be calling the truant officers to come get her and pick her up for school!!!

Other than that for now I don't know what else to do. I haver tried the "understanding parent stuff" and it didn't work. Maybe it is time for some tough love!

So I told her since she is home she will be scrubbing the kitchen walls and sweeping and mopping etc. At first she tried to go in the bathroom but I got her to come out and she did get stuff done without further pressure and w/out being sluggish which is what she normally would do when "forced" to do somthing. I took her dvd player and vido game away temporarily. She didn't want to eat anything and got her stuff done and came and asked me if she could play her game, I told her no. She did a great job helping and I appreciate it but she missed school so no for today.

Anyhow does anyone have the 411 on truancy and all that? Arrrggghhhh!!! I just want to move us away from here! Please be praying for us on that end as well. Everyone. Thanx for letting me rant!!!!

I hope all of you are doing well with eating and losing. I am hoping to lose another couple pounds this week. No walk today. I did enough yesterday!

Jasmine31
01-23-2007, 05:41 PM
miafluker:

On another note i got a new scale and it said 225.5 as well so im sticking with that

SOunds good! Don't forget to change your profile weight!

Canuk4:

Well today I even surprised myself and got two miles done with my walking tape for abs. I was really slow most of the day, so figured I would not get my exercise in, but I did and am really pleased.

That is great! Keep it up!!

I also have been good with my eating, even made a nice salad and topped it with some cheese and two strips of bacon for protein, had a smoothie this morning for breakfast and will have another maybe before bed, but am not hungry, I did get some frozen yogart in for desert after my salad. Not too bad a day for food. Got busy changing over files from 2006 to 2007 and forgot to eat, till I was starving, and had finished one large file.

Have a good day tomorrow everyone.

Sounds good. how many cals are you doing?

marbleflys:

I managed 3 hours and 8 mins. of hard cardio and wts. last week. I'm still *afraid* of my scale, but my tape measure and full length mirror show that there is HOPE....my mid-section is tightening up and my waist is 33.5", my left thigh is 22.5"

yOU ARE DOING GREAT! i TRY TO MEASUsure once every few weeks too. The scale doesn't tell you if you are losing inches etc.

Jasmine, your previous explanation post gave me chills........and considering I was Carmela Soprano in my last life, that's hard to do... Hang in there and do your best to move up and out of that environment.

Thanx hun. Yeah we are. All of this is so frustrating. I am going to go full speed ahead and see how soon I can go to court. I just don't want to go in there misfiring, filing the wrong stuff etc. I just have to do all I can and leave this in God's hands. Just like I told God years ago when my ex was trying to get custody, these are HIS kids, I knew no matter whether the judge is christian or not that God is in control of our life and theirs and he will decide who will raise them. My ex was trying alot of underhanded stuff and lying in court, dragging cops over on bogus stuff. Thank God the cops and the judge seen thru all that. So now I just need to do what I need to do and God will help the judge decide if we get to move or not. If not then we need to except it and try to make a better life for us here.

Was your dh in the mob? Give us the scoop sweetie!! ;)

dollypie:

Okay I am back after a week without posting. I am not even going to try and catch up on everything. Let's just say I am going to pretend that last week never even happened, but the scale shows it. I am only up four pounds, but I feel so terrible. I had planned to work out this morning, but set the alarm for 5pm and not 5am. I did bring my clothes to work out after work today now my goal is to actually go!!!

Hey sweetie! Great to see ya!! Is some of that water weight?

SD Gal:

Well hello ladies.. I'm not feeling soooo optimistic about WI tomorrow.. I guess we'll see. I've been very good, and been doing my 2-3 mile walks every day.. but I'm feeling kind of frustrated. This next ten pounds does't REALLY want to come off I'm thinking.. and the 10 after that is going to be even more difficult. BUT.. I WILL DO IT.. its just going to take me a while. Yanno? *sigh* My monthly guest is upon me as well.. and I suppose I'm feeling a little blue about that as well.

Well hun I know you want to lose weight and I understand that but remember the closer you get to "goal" the harder it is! WHat you may want to do is take the focus off losing and put it on eating healthy and walking, exercise. Those are things you can control! :D

I hear ya on the clothes! I was all happy and went out and got new jeans when I hit 18, but not long later they were loose on me! That is great though but I am the type I like to wear tight stuff! It reminds me not to overeat or feel too relaxed. Anyhow what I am doing now is the black stretchy pants mostly. I can get 16 jeans now but am trying to hold off til I can get to a 12 or 14. When we get our taxes I will probably just get a few things here and there, defo need new bras and undies maybe a new girdle, but want to wait to go hog wild til I can get to a 12! So I know what ya mean! Hang in there!!

sumisan:

Welcome! So glad you joined us!

Sorry for the rant, I know it doesn't really have to do with weight loss.

Don't worry about the rant! We all do that!

What exactly is going on with your situation? You are not getting enough iron? Are you taking a multivitamin? Getting plenty of protein? Eat that with some vitamin c, like fruit, it helps you absorb it!

Is that really me:

I did take yesterday off from exercise. I hate exercising on Sundays; I just need to know that one day is just down time. I did ok eating over the weekend; nothing really off program but probably a little more calories than during the week. I can't seem to find the time or remember to track my food on fitday on the weekends. I keep track of it in my head but it's nice to actually see the numbers.

Don't worry, I have been doing the same thing lately!

I did 25 minutes on the totaly gym and 3.25 miles on the treadmill.

That is great!!

martiniforme:


I have stopped biting my nails. I'm on day 4. I think this might even be harder than quitting smoking. I have been biting my nails since I grew teeth! My nails were in such horrible shape. Still are! But I've gotten this liquid stuff that is supposed to make them a bit softer and stronger (they're brittle and weak right now).

I hear jello is supposed to strengthen them too!!

. Does this make any sense

I hear ya!! I hope you can get it!!

SD Gal:

Jasmine you're fabulous!! I love this post, its my favorite!!

Aww thanx but if you are referring to the opening post on the top I did npt write that. Mande did! I have started many a thread in the past and usually just copy and paste what I said before but she started last weeks and I was in a hurry so just grabbed that! :D

But we are in agreement about what this club is about, basically just working on being healthy, encouraging each other and trying to stick to plan, whatever that may be. ;)

Canuk4:

Well I had a doc's appt. today, but I did 40 mins. floor exercise today, as well as I must of walked a mile, I visited 3 groc. stores today and did a lot of walking. I came home and had a large salad with chicken and cheese on top, it was good, then I had two yogarts and for snack some popcorn. Did not do to well with my water as I forgot to take it with me (darn) I really missed having it. So that was my day.

That sounds great hun!!!

My Dad called tonight and said to my hubby, Sharon has not been over in weeks, hubby had to remind him I was at the hospital with him (my son showed up and my Dad adores him and of course he stopped for the Advil for him (I went in and got it and some Ginger Ale), then we took him home and I helped him get ready for bed. Then we were there Friday night for the evening, my brother was there for the weekend and my niece's tonight and my other brother and wife this aft. So go figure that one out!!!! He was having a bad day with his back, so I guess he figured he had to take it out on someone. lol

Take care ladies, have a good day all.

I hope he feels better soon!!

sumisan:

I am going to try green tea even though I hate the stuff, maybe it will help with a little weight too But it is going to be HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need that constant caffeine fix to do the little I do get around too!

I understand. I still do 2 BIG cups of coffee daily and I am doing green tea almost daily, twice a day. It is really good for you. No milk with it though!!! I hear it negates the positive effects! I have been having mine with a lil honey.

On a plus me and the kids cleaned up the living room and got all the boxes ready to put away the ornaments on our mummified tree! haha Maybe today I will get to putting them IN the boxes and off the tree! It will be said when it is finally gone, poor thing has really outdone itself this year HAHA

hahah dh just put ours away last weekend!!

Any low cal suggestions for my shopping list would be great, I have a huge list already started in excel. I am doing a major overhaul, today I want to do an inventory on what I have in there. Get rid of the bad stuff and donate it or something...

Maybe get some yogurt or kefir? GEt the no sugar added ones and just add fresh fruit and blend!

marbleflys
01-23-2007, 05:53 PM
darn! I had a long supportive post and I just lost it, grrrr.....

Jasmine keep breathing and looking for answers....you'll find them...more later.

Jasmine31
01-23-2007, 06:59 PM
Thanx sweetie!! :hug: I usually type in word pad and then copy/paste! :D

stopeating
01-23-2007, 07:50 PM
Hello - Well the doctor called about my high thyroid number and I have to go in for more blood work for t3 and t4. (Thanks for the pm to the website, it was really helpful! :) )

I just haven't been able to keep up with the posts, but I will read them and respond later.

Exercised 100 minutes last night!!! I felt great afterward too. I would really like to lose a pound this week, it's been three weeks since I lost weight. We will see.

martiniforme
01-24-2007, 12:53 AM
So tired. Worked out hard. Butt cramp. AHHHHH.

Please trust I read all. Thank you to those who cheered me on with my nail biting. For those of you who are concerned about dry or brittle nails, or wanting back the pink/white, VITAMIN D! Sun is one of the best things for your nails. The sinthetic D is second best <3.

I have the most terrible headache after working out. I need to go lie down. If it persists, I'm going to see the doctor. ITS BRUTAL! And I never get headaches :(

Canuk4
01-24-2007, 02:35 AM
Martiniforme, I don't like the sound of that headache, don't fool around, if you don't get them, then it could be serious, don't wait for a doc. go to the hospital. Sorry not trying to scare you, just know a little bit about that stuff.

Stopeating, great that your going for the bloodwork, maybe they will finally do something.

Sam, if you took your daughter to a hospital when she broke her bone and you got a lousy doctor, that does not mean you will get the same one, they work shifts, if you know his name and you want to go back, call first and see if he is working, if not, when he will be coming on. I personally have some experience with doc's and hospitals, when I first hurt my arm (I fell down the stairs backwards, then flipped at the bottom and landed on it), anyhow the first doctor I had could see a visible break and showed me, he said it should heal on its own, this was Nov. 2005, so I kept going back, he kept doing X-rays and it was not getting better. He was busy, teaching another student and was distracted, even when he looked at my X-ray and said it was healing, I did not need to come back for 2 mths. By this time it was almost Feb. so I tryed to just let it heal, but finally got fed up, when I could not even cut a pepper and went to the Emerg. at another hospital, I was X-rayed and referred to the fracture clinic and put in a sling. (The other doc. had me out of the sling in 4 days). When I went to the fracture clinic I was X-rayed again, I had not one but two visible broken bones in my arm, I was sent for an MRI and then an ultra sound and was advised I would have to have an operation and a screw put in to fix the breaks, when he got in there he found a third break that had not shown up on anything, he had too adapt the surgery because of it (that operation was April 11, 2006) for some unknown reason my bone is working its way backwards and pushing the screw into the cartlidge, it has already worn some away. I have to have another operation, it is being booked at this time. Now if the first doc. had put me in a cast for six weeks, like the norm. then I would not be going thru all this. So be persistent and don't go back when he is working. Sorry for the rant, but it makes me furious, how some doc's are.

Jasmine, I think you are doing exactly what you should do, she has to realize she is not going to run the show and force your hand, your in charge not her.
I sorry about all the court stuff, it is such a pain, I had been back to court for better child support (I was getting $100.00 a mth for two kids and most of the time I never saw it). It was a rig morale (SP) all the time, he ended up owing me over $10,000.00 dollars, and he died, it probably cost me that for all the lawyer, and other fees I had to pay. I am sure you feel they are getting you every which way, please believe there is a light at the end of the tunnel, I would be there at it if I could. Things will straighten out, but you have 5 kids, she has too understand that and realize you can only do so much, she has to give too The clean up seemed to work well and taking away her toys for a day was a good idea two, I think you explained it to her very well. Keep your chin up, were all behind you. Do you need your X's permission to move them out of State?

I am not yet doing the calorie thing, just looked up my WW stuff and was going through some of it tonight, I have been trying to be really careful of what I eat and drink, not always successful, but trying. As well as making a good attempt at working out, as much as I am able. Funny I guess I was not impressed with what the knee guy said about losing weight, as I forgot I am supposed to be looking into water aerobics, I also forgot about the second appt. with the dietican. I will have to call her tomorrow. OH OH!!

Today I had a shake for breakfast, Lean Cuisine chicken and wild rice and Vegies in a mushroom sauce, a V8 and two yogart. I am about to eat a salad and an orange and kiwi. I did 2 miles with my ab walking tape, so a good day I would say. I weighed in today at 230 so down a pound, thought it would be two, but that is okay, at least it is a loss.

Take care, have a good one.
Sharon

Sorry for ranting on Sam!

miafluker
01-24-2007, 08:39 AM
hi everyone not a good day yesterday but today is another day have a great day everyone

sumisan
01-24-2007, 11:40 AM
Jasmine:
What exactly is going on with your situation? You are not getting enough iron? Are you taking a multivitamin? Getting plenty of protein? Eat that with some vitamin c, like fruit, it helps you absorb it!

Well they think its due to blood loss, they put me on birth control patch (hubby is fixed already) And that just screwed me up even more and I think that is why I am having trouble losing weight too. (along with everything else really) So they sent me to the obgyn who recommended an ablation (burning the uterusÖ TMI), which will hopefully stop or reduce my bleeding. I am hoping for complete cessation but I know that is not guaranteed, but it sure would be nice. I never thought anything about my TOM but it has always been very heavy, but its always been that way. I loved not having it while breastfeeding.

Anyway I was also vegan for about a year but we still ate salmon off and on so I guess I was vegan LOL My doc is a veggie so she doesnít think that had anything to do with it since I ate iron rich foods still and my b12 was low but still ok. The summer before last we sold our house in California and during the transition of buying a new one out here in Missouri we went back to the Sad American Diet. But the funny thing is, thatís when my symptoms started. I gained a bunch of weight, became lethargic and totally fatigued, oh and my hair started falling out (it is very very thin now but since I had SO much, its not horribly noticeable). I thought it was my thyroid, but it wasnít. I still think my thyroid has something to do with it but it is probably just hopefully wishing. (my sister had a thyroid disease) I know its no run in the park but people accept thyroid as a reason for inactivity better than anemia. I am trying to overhaul my menu to make it completely iron friendly, and then if in that 3-6 months it doesnít change I can say, look I did EVERYTHING right, you ARE missing something without a doubt. So hopefully it will start looking up 

Stopeating:
No problem ;)

Sharon:

I totally understand. It sounds like your experience is a lot like ours. They kept my daughter in a cast from August until December. It was ridicules! She is no longer in it but she walks funny still. I am hoping it will go away but she had to compensate for the weight and size of the walking boot and cast, I really think it screwed her up.

I didnít tell the whole story LOL! The ER doctor on call that night WAS the primary physician at the office we go to, the one the nurses work under! We ended up going back to the hospital and getting better x-rays to be sure and then it was undeniable that they had totally blown it. And then irony has it they sent us back to the ER to get it cast. When they told me I would need to check in again I was PISSED. For some reason it just seemed extremely silly to me to have to check back in when that is where it all started and they were working on something they had missed. I know procedure but still LOL

Anyway we didnít find out that the doctor we had seen in the ER was the one whom we go to until we noticed it on our nurses card and sure enough on the plaque in the office. The problem is, there IS no other docs around here we are so rural, I guess I could travel to a major city but I have no idea how insurance works, can you go 60 miles from your house? LOL  Thanks for listening!!

dollypie
01-24-2007, 12:34 PM
Good Morning Ladies,

so I am wearing my contacts today an they make me so sleepy. I don't know why but my eyes glaze over at the computer and then I want to sleep. I put them on this morning because I ran on the treadmill and my glasses just fall down with all the sweat.

Pretty excited my friend and I start with our personal trainer on Sunday. I had never used my free sessions from when I started my membership so I though why not. It will be alot less intimidating with a friend there than if it was on my own.

As to the tea dilemma. At home I drink cold black ice tea, but at work I drink flavored green tea. The green tea did take some time getting used to, but the flavored ones are great. I only use one tea bag, but make several cups.

Keep Healthy!

SD Gal
01-24-2007, 01:14 PM
Hi girls!!! I just wanted to say thanks for all the super support yesterday. I know losing this weight is not going to be easy, and harder yet the closer to goal I get. So.. step by step I'll get there. I just need to realize it won't come off over night. My husband and I walked almost four miles last night & it really does me so much better to walk that way versus the two miles, which for me isn't much of a challenge. 80 minutes.. pretty good. I guess I'll have to start using 2# hand weights as well.

I have to remember too, to stay off the scale. I'm bad about it still.. Once a week, for cryin out loud! lol.. I've also decided to make my goal more realistic to 140.. and.. if I lose more, then wonderful.. but.. until then... that's what it will become. ;)

Have a super day :)

marbleflys
01-24-2007, 01:44 PM
Sumi; have you tried taking 5000mcg of Biotin? You can also get a topical Biotin spray for the hair at some vitamin stores....my hairdresser uses it. I take it regularly for years, i barely lose a hair in my comb. (I color blonde and have fine-texture but the condition stays great except for the ends)

stress is also a big factor for some people with having sudden hair loss.

Jasmine, how goes it today? less frustrations, more peace of mind?

SD Gal
01-24-2007, 04:39 PM
Sumi; have you tried taking 5000mcg of Biotin? You can also get a topical Biotin spray for the hair at some vitamin stores....my hairdresser uses it. I take it regularly for years, i barely lose a hair in my comb. (I color blonde and have fine-texture but the condition stays great except for the ends)

I take the 5 of biotin, I looove it. That and my prenatal (I swear, it does the trick!), I also take a b-comlex & flax oil daily. My hair is in much better condition and my nails now grow.. albeit they are still short, but soo much nicer.

Bumble & Bumble carries a hair tonic spray my daughter introduced me to it, its simply wonderful. I have found it online as well- :D

Jasmin I kwym about buying clothes! I bought two pair of size *10* pants last weekend, Dockers kind.. for work. I am between a 10/12... Ten pounds and I'll be a definite 10 in pants. I'm going out on a limb here and guess my chest isn't going to shrink much more.. :( Sadly. I hate it. HATE IT! lol

Thanks Canuk~ I know, just to be diligent and not fall off the wagon. Its hard not to though... but.. I know that I want to lose this weight and OH MY STARS, I found the most wonderful dress to wear on the Spiegel website.. ugh!! So.. I have a goal. ;)

Just one foot in front of the other.. right? :running:

dollypie
01-24-2007, 04:52 PM
Okay ladies you must tell me kind of vitamin you are taking for hairloss...is it the Biotin or the Prenatal vitamins? For the past two months it seems that my hair has gotten thinner and thinner. It is not because of no fat in the diet because I keep it at 30%. Help!!!!

stopeating
01-24-2007, 06:39 PM
Hello everyone! I had my bloodwork today and will get those results tomorrow. Work was crazy and I didn't get anything done that needed to be done. I only have 7 more working days at my old job. I bought cards for everyone and I am going to write something special about each and leave them on the last day. Still feeling happy and sad.

I never talk about it but TOM is soooo bad this time, I couldn't sleep. My mom and grandma had hysterectomy's in their 30's so of course I think about it when I feel so miserable and wonder if that's coming.

The school called and my little one (12) had a bad rash on his neck. I took him in to the doc. He is definitely allergic to something but we can't figure it out. There isn't anything new around. We have some cream to put on it.

sdgal - Just wanted to let you know that we are not that much different in weight and if you are anything like me, it will not take 10 pounds for you to be in a solid size 10. You would be so surprised what 5 pounds can do for you. Also, when I lose the next 5 pounds my chest size definitely shrinks and I am thrilled with that. I was always a 38 C. Now depending on my weight, I have been a 34 B, so never say never.;)

Sharon - Yeah! A loss!!

miafluker - I hope today is better. :hug:

martiniforme - my nails or so weak and brittle. I will try the vitamin d. Thanks!:)

SD Gal
01-24-2007, 10:15 PM
Dollypie, my daily vitamins are a b-complex, a prenatal vitamin, two flax oil caps and a 5000 biotin. I've been taking them for about a year now. :) Works for me. :D

SD Gal
01-24-2007, 10:24 PM
sdgal - Just wanted to let you know that we are not that much different in weight and if you are anything like me, it will not take 10 pounds for you to be in a solid size 10. You would be so surprised what 5 pounds can do for you. Also, when I lose the next 5 pounds my chest size definitely shrinks and I am thrilled with that. I was always a 38 C. Now depending on my weight, I have been a 34 B, so never say never.;)

I hope so. I'm really looking forward to being able to BUTTON shirts again. lol.. I've been a 39-40D for so long, I just bought two new bras that are a 38C.. so.. it can be done, I just wonder how much they will change. You know? lol Regardless, I'm working towards it :) Thank you for the support and kindness!! :hug:

martiniforme
01-24-2007, 11:47 PM
Sharon: Thanks, sweetie :). I decided not to take my chances either, and went to the hospital last night. There are two great things about living in a really small town. 1) No heavy 2-4 hour waits (like there were when I lived in Calgary), and 2) It's right across the street! Haha. They weren't too concerned after they found out I worked out hard for 45 minutes, after having not very much sleep the night before, and not getting too much in, food-wise. Apparently working out when you're exhausted causing headaches? Anyway, they sent me home with a sleep aid, and a muscle relaxant shot straight to my butt :( :( :(, and told me to come back in the am if the headache hadn't gone away. When I started getting the headache, the first thing I thought was, "blood clot!" I have bad circulation, and my friend Paul died from a blood clot in his brain, and was experiencing bad headaches that he tried to sleep away. So I try not to take my body language too lightly, and do whatever it tells me to do. But thank you for being concerned :) I also think it's important to start small and work your way to big with weight loss. I didn't start counting calories right away. I started by first working my way in to removing certain things from my diet that I knew were BIG causes to my weight loss. Then Jasmine turned me on to calorie counting, and I slowly worked my way in to it. I feel I'm more successful for doing it this way. I have been doing it for a few months now, and I'm still working my way to a full on healthy diet and full exercise regimen. If I push myself too much, and fall off the wagon, I have farther to fall, and it's harder for me to pick myself up. Then again, this is me, and it might not work for everyone. Just letting you know you aren't the only one, and it's a HUGE step to just start eating right and starting to exercise, so good for you :) Especially with all the medical complications you've been going through. That takes a lot of dedication and perseverance through the pain, you are amazing!

Dolly: I LIVE green tea. I like to get the lightly flavoured ones, especially pomegranate. And I like that green tea isn't heavily flavoured, even when steeped for a long time, like regular tea (ie: red rose). Blech! I'm excited for your sessions. Let me know how they go, I may eventually take that route, for atleast a couple sessions, so that I can make sure my stature is correct when toning my muscles :D.

Mimi: The one thing I found when I was in the 160's is that although it took a long time to lose the weight (as opposed to when you're heavier, weight comes off faster) is that the difference are much more noticeable. Like someone else said, 5 pounds for me shows no change, but for you, you could lose an entire pant size!! That is GREAT! So although scale victories are nice, you could try focusing on the NSV (non scale victories). Do you know how many people can walk 4 miles on a regular basis? Not many, that's for sure! Only those with great dedication can go out and do it just for the sake of doing it, so good for you! <3

stopeating: No problem :) I also like the Sally Hansen's Get Growing. It's not a polish, but it really makes my nails look really healthy, and it feeds them some of the vitamins they need :)

Dolly:
"Hair loss generally indicates a deficiency in vitamin B1, vitamin C, lysine and iron. Vitamin Cís antioxidant properties help to make skin and hair healthy by aiding body metabolism, and converting fat and carbohydrates into energy. It helps in the development of healthy collagen that binds tissues together. Hence it is effective in preventing breakage and split ends. Vitamin C is present in good quantities in Citrus fruits, strawberries, pineapple, tomatoes, green peppers, potatoes and most dark green vegetables. A daily dose of 60 mg is recommended for good health. Vitamin B1 or Thiamine aids in protein building and thus makes the hair healthy, giving it volume, shine and a good texture. This is ensured by providing nutrition to the scalp. Other vitamins that help to prevent hair loss in women are: other Vitamin B complex vitamins like Biotin, Inositol, Niacin and vitamin E."

More here. (http://ezinearticles.com/?Female-Hair-Loss-Vitamins&id=131349)

I have so much hair that chunks coming out on a daily basis is a natural thing for me. I shed hair like an animal does depending on weather and mood, and according to the doc, this is normal? Heh. Hope this helps, though!

miafluker
01-25-2007, 08:50 AM
hi everyone biotin is great for hair loss and so is msm(methylsulfonylmethane) its the natural sulfer and it great for joints as well as hair and nails

Our bodies require the element sulfur for many of its functions. Sulfur is a component of the proteins necessary for the formation of skin, hair, nails and muscle. Sulfur is also a component of bones, teeth and collagen (connective tissue). Sulfur is integral in the formation of bile acids by the liver and insulin by the pancreas. It is the fourth most plentiful mineral in the body and it essential for life. MSM, short for methylsulfonylmethane, is an organic form of sulfur readily absorbed and utilized by our bodies. MSM is composed of 34% bio-available sulfur, making it the richest source of organic sulfur available. MSM is a safe, natural, assimilable food, which assists the body in maintaining adequate sulfur stores. MSM may support the body in regulating insulin production, improving skin smoothness and elasticity, regulating environmental and allergic sensitivities, enhancing bowel function and liver detoxification, and enhancing respiratory function.

Most inorganic forms of sulfur are of little value to the body and may even cause harm. Sulfites, found as food additives, are one example. These inorganic forms of sulfur, including sulfa drugs, should not be confused with beneficial organic sulfur compounds such as sulfur containing amino acids and MSM.

Doctors Jacob and Herschler at the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland Oregon, discovered MSM in the early 1980s.

MSM comes from the evaporation of the waters of the Oceans, into the rain clouds, and then is present in the rain itself. If you water your garden with rainwater, then MSM will be present in the produce of your garden. If you water your garden with water from only your faucet, then no MSM will be present in your produce.

MSM should be present in all the produce we consume, however it is easily destroyed by any heat, or processing of foods or water treatment plants. Therefore finding MSM in our readily available foods is getting harder to do. The half-life of MSM is only 12 hours when consumed within the body. Therefore supplementation with MSM should be repeated both morning and again in the evening.

I have seen many patients benefit greatly from MSM supplementation! I have had patients take MSM and tell me it did not cure the complaint they were hoping for, but when asked how the rest of their body was doing, I would always find out that some other, more important bodily need, was now for the better. MSM will go to whatever part of the body that is in the greatest need! In patients like the above example, I would have them increase their dose of MSM. I have not seen any overdose of MSM with any of my patients. MSM is considered very safe. Toxicity is extremely rare. No toxic effects were shown in humans given up to one gram per kilogram of body weight (70 Grams or more) per day for 30 days. MSM is generally non-allergenic.

MSM can be taken in bulk form. Its appearance is like a crystalline or flaky, pure white salt. When it is mixed with "beneficial" additives, it will take on the color of those other substances. When taken by bulk in the mouth, it is extremely bitter! In our clinic we used to tell our patients to mix the bulk MSM in warm water to dissolve it faster, then hurry up and drink it down fast! Taking it in this fashion is cruel! I even stopped doing it after a short period of time! Then one day I overheard an older fellow taking with some friends. These were people I had been working with every week for a long time in a church calling. I began to question this older gentleman and found out that HE and his son personally knew Doctors Jacob and Herschler, and were the first ones to begin to market the newly discovered MSM. As a matter of fact, this father and sonís MSM Company were the very source of MSM that we were using in our clinic! (Small world?)

If you are taking MSM by bulk, here is the proper way to consume MSM, to avoid that bitter taste. Take a large spoonful of the bulk MSM and place it on the tip of your tongue. Now quickly consume a large amount liquid. Water can be used and is how I consumed bulk MSM. However juices will mask any small taste, especially Cranberry Juice. MSM, when place on the tip of your tongue is tasteless. It is when it dissolves that the taste is so very bitter. Consuming MSM in this manner will allow nearly all of the MSM to dissolve in your stomach, far on the other side of your taste buds!

MSM taken by way of capsule is the most convenient method of taking MSM and is the only practical way to take MSM if "worthy" additives are present within the MSM, to guarantee a proper blend. (Otherwise the ingredients will settle away from each other.)

http://pages.prodigy.net/naturedoctor/msm.html




the only thing with msm and biotin is that if you take other meds they both block the absorbtion of other meds so you cannot take them close together

dollypie
01-25-2007, 11:54 AM
Thanks for all the info ladies. I already take a multivitamin and calcium supplement, so may I should insert a Biotin supplement and switch to prenatal vitamins.

Jasmine31
01-25-2007, 01:43 PM
stopeating:

Is he going to put you on medication?

Exercised 100 minutes last night!!! I felt great afterward too. I would really like to lose a pound this week, it's been three weeks since I lost weight. We will see.

That is great!!

martiniforme:

I have the most terrible headache after working out. I need to go lie down. If it persists, I'm going to see the doctor. ITS BRUTAL! And I never get headaches

Awww can it be something you are eating?

Canuk4:

Jasmine, I think you are doing exactly what you should do, she has to realize she is not going to run the show and force your hand, your in charge not her.
I sorry about all the court stuff, it is such a pain, I had been back to court for better child support (I was getting $100.00 a mth for two kids and most of the time I never saw it). It was a rig morale (SP) all the time, he ended up owing me over $10,000.00 dollars, and he died, it probably cost me that for all the lawyer, and other fees I had to pay. I am sure you feel they are getting you every which way, please believe there is a light at the end of the tunnel, I would be there at it if I could. Things will straighten out, but you have 5 kids, she has too understand that and realize you can only do so much, she has to give too The clean up seemed to work well and taking away her toys for a day was a good idea two, I think you explained it to her very well. Keep your chin up, were all behind you. Do you need your X's permission to move them out of State?

Thanx hun. Yeah she seems to have settled down a bit. She did take alot of stuff out of her room and say that she "doesn't care any more".

*rolls eyes* I guess that is her little way of trying to fight back. She asked me again yesterday a.m. if I could get her into home school and I told her, "NO. I am not even going to think about it for a few weeks!" She is like, "Why?"

hahahahahahahahhahaahah. Arrgghhh!!!
I said, "You know why!"

Unfortunately we do need his permission or the court's when him and I first split, a few months later I left the state cause he was still coming by and harassing me and acting like we were still together all the while threatening divorce and to hurt me and break this or that etc. That is when Joe came and got me and the kids and we left to Mt.

He immediately filed paperwork and tryed to get custody of the kids(he had ALOT of help from his family w/ the paperwork cause they have been thru all that and had his friend fill out the forms even! )

Anyhow the judge ordered us to come back and to not leave the high desert!

Just everyone keep praying.

I will give everyone the update on Joe's job in a few.

am not yet doing the calorie thing, just looked up my WW stuff and was going through some of it tonight, I have been trying to be really careful of what I eat and drink, not always successful, but trying. As well as making a good attempt at working out, as much as I am able. Funny I guess I was not impressed with what the knee guy said about losing weight, as I forgot I am supposed to be looking into water aerobics, I also forgot about the second appt. with the dietican. I will have to call her tomorrow. OH OH!!

Well WW is a good start, not sure how it = out cal wise. The biggest advice I can give ya is to not go too low too soon cause that results in NOT staying on plan and binging. You are losing so you must be doing something right! haha Water aerobics sound good.

I weighed in today at 230 so down a pound, thought it would be two, but that is okay, at least it is a loss.

That is great!!! WTG!!!

miafluker:

hi everyone not a good day yesterday but today is another day have a great day everyone

It will get better today!!

sumisan:

Well I hope you get all that cleared up medically! :D

But the funny thing is, that’s when my symptoms started. I gained a bunch of weight, became lethargic and totally fatigued, oh and my hair started falling out (it is very very thin now but since I had SO much, its not horribly noticeable). I thought it was my thyroid, but it wasn’t. I still think my thyroid has something to do with it but it is probably just hopefully wishing. (my sister had a thyroid disease) I know its no run in the park but people accept thyroid as a reason for inactivity better than anemia. I am trying to overhaul my menu to make it completely iron friendly, and then if in that 3-6 months it doesn’t change I can say, look I did EVERYTHING right, you ARE missing something without a doubt. So hopefully it will start looking up J

Okay what plan are you following now hun? Vegetarian, although it sounds great in theory, I have been reading about it on other sites and I really don't think it is best for optimal health for anyone.

dollypie:

Pretty excited my friend and I start with our personal trainer on Sunday. I had never used my free sessions from when I started my membership so I though why not. It will be alot less intimidating with a friend there than if it was on my own.

Maybe you can get some good tips!

SD Gal:

I know losing this weight is not going to be easy, and harder yet the closer to goal I get. So.. step by step I'll get there. I just need to realize it won't come off over night. My husband and I walked almost four miles last night & it really does me so much better to walk that way versus the two miles, which for me isn't much of a challenge. 80 minutes.. pretty good. I guess I'll have to start using 2# hand weights as well.

Exactly, plus the more you walk, the more your body gets used to it. There was a time in fall last year where I plateaud at around 235-240, it was so frustrating! I felt like I was walking all the time and eating healthy and only lost like 3 pounds that month! (I realized my portions were still too big and too many red meat and potato days. So I started limiting that and started counting cals. It mad ea HUGE difference! I started losing regularily. One thing I told myself though is this, even if you are not losing, you are still going to get off your butt every day and go for a walk! It is good for your hreart and even if you don't lose it also helps prevent diabetes, so even if I wasn't losing, to keep doing it anyway cause it is part of staying healthy! That really helped me to keep my focus in perspective and now I am down to 203!!!!

I have to remember too, to stay off the scale. I'm bad about it still.. Once a week, for cryin out loud! lol..

I think you are actually doing great hun! A general rule of thumb I have heard is 100 pounds for 5 feet and every inch after 5-10 pounds depending on body type(petite vs. large boned)

So you should be in the middle right now. There is a difference however in body fat % though. One woman may weigh 140 be 5'4 and look frumpy or chubby, another woman may weigh and height be the same but may have more muscle mass and look lean and trim! So what you may want to work towards is more muscle mass, lifting weights, aerobics, etc. Start measuring yourself! You can weigh the same yet be in a smaller size of clothing and more slender etc.

marbleflys:

Jasmine, how goes it today? less frustrations, more peace of mind?

Hi sweetie!! Yes! *hugs* I was telling myself yesterday, not to be mean, but I really enjoy being home and taking care of the house, organizing, even cleaning is getting funner now that I have really applied myself! I want my kitchen to be neat and the bathrooms and frontroom. Now that I have lost weight and regained energy and etc I am a much better housekeeeper! I used to be one of those moms were like every few days dishes got done etc. But this last two months I have been so on top of it! I want it clean all the time and I even have energy after dinner to jump up and load the dishwasher, I try to clean as I go while preparing dinner too. I want a clean table cloth and flowers on the table, stuff like that. The kitchen is getting swept like twice a day and thank god for the dishwasher where breakfast and lunch dishes can hide til later. I have been working on mastering the kids bathrooms and last saturday dragged them all in there and showed them how to clean a bathroom from top to bottom. (we have 2 but we use ours and they use theirs)Anyhow it used to get clean once a week but it needs to be done like 3 times a week with a check up every day! So I am just getting better about all this. I am trying to work with all the kids on being neater and more organized etc. I am just in a better place and am able to really focus on my home, the kids, dh and cooking from scratch etc. Joe is really proud of me. :d

So what I am saying is that I am enjoying this and I don't want her ruining it! With her attitude, and her etc to infinity. I don't need the extra drama and stress. So for now she is just going to have to deal with school. I normally LOVE having my kids home and was a bit sad to have them go back to school after 3 weeks but with the way she has been lately I was thinking, **** no I don't want you at home! hahahahahahah

The good thing too is like we said if we do do this later, we can have a trial basis and if I am feeling that way then send her back!

Anyhow.....For now she is at school and I am not stressed and she has been getting her butt out the door in time and not giving me much trouble about it.

How are you doing?

SD Gal:

Jasmin I kwym about buying clothes! I bought two pair of size *10* pants last weekend, Dockers kind.. for work. I am between a 10/12... Ten pounds and I'll be a definite 10 in pants. I'm going out on a limb here and guess my chest isn't going to shrink much more.. Sadly. I hate it. HATE IT! lol

I can't wait til I can get in a 12 again! This year baby!!! :D What size is your chest? I have always been about a 38 D and am hoping I don't shrink!! Okay seen your post!

stopeating:

I never talk about it but TOM is soooo bad this time, I couldn't sleep. My mom and grandma had hysterectomy's in their 30's so of course I think about it when I feel so miserable and wonder if that's coming.

Awww. Why did they have to have those?

martiniforme:

Hope you are having a great day hun!!

I will get to my update in a few! BRB

Jasmine31
01-25-2007, 02:12 PM
Well I will start by saying I am down a pound this week! Yeah!!! I am really wanting to lose one more by sunday. I should be able to do it. Walked 30 minutes yesterday. Anyhow this means I am down 7 pounds this month so far!!! WHat a great way to start off the new year. Joe and I wedding anniversary is April 9, 2006. I was 250 then. I am really hoping I can get down to 180 by then. That would be so awesome! 70 pounds in one year!! We'll see!!!

LAdies, is that about a size 14? I am thinking so cause I am pretty much in a 16 now.

I wanted to tell you all about Joes job but don't even want to type it out right now. Just please be praying. I know this probably sounds really low to some of you....(he had worked in construction before we met and was doing well with contract work but he broke his backk in a sledding accident and they told him he would never walk again. He proved them wrong and is very healthy and active) Anyhow so he wasn't able to get clearance to go back in that line of work again. So he had fallen back on cooking for a few years and then he came out here and no one was hiring for that. Worked for the prison for a few months at 8.00 an hour til they closed down and then had to take a job at a new car lot basically washing cars for 7.00 an hour like a year and a half ago. There really aren't too many opputunities up here and every time there is a county of city opening he applies but nothing yet. We dont want him hopping around chasing a dollar more an hour either as we figure it will look better when we move to mt if he has a steady employment history rather than hopping around etc.

Anyhow, last year he had terrible shifts, weekends, 2 12-7 shifts, one or two 10-7 shifts and lucky to get an 8-5. After we got married in April we really started praying about it and God did open the door in that co. for him to move to courtesy dept and that means NO WEEKENDS! And mostly 8-5 shifts with 1-2 10-7's a week. (BEtter than before though)

Anyhow, he was hired at .25 cents more an hour than minimum wage and he is really irritated making what he does and all that. Plus with us not having a car right now options are limited to even look for other work etc and we don't know if we are moving etc.

Anyways, someone got fired, there is a guy who has been there longer so in that dept Larry should move up, but that would of meant Joe would get his spot. Straight 8-5's, no weekends. Yeah! Also it should be a pay increase but not sure how much as the guy would never say how much.

Anyways as you all know minimum wage went from 6.75 to 7.50. Now here is the thing, now first let me start by saying .25 cents one way or another is not a difference and is not a big deal(obviously he needs a MUCH better job!) but when that went up, wouldn't he automatically go up and be still making .25 cents over minimum wage? You'd think! Well heck no! Not only these people have not given him a yearly raise, but we got his recent paycheck and he is back to making minimum wage! So he is not even making a quarter an hour more!!! And like I said its not about the money, its the principle! I told him to talk to his immediate manager, Sean. He did and Sean agreed and said he would see what could be done, BUT that same day they found up Larry will be moving up, so next to move up in his spot would naturally be Joe right? Nope! They were going to move up the guy who has been there 6 months less than Joe! And there work performance is the same, its just that Joe will not back down when it come to an argument no matter who it is. (He is not a pushover)

I don't expect him to. His manager really likes him and has told him he is irreplacable etc. (remember how he was passed over for a bonus last year cause of the owner, Joe even fixes their broken equipment cause he has mechanical skills so they dont have to pay someone 80 an hour etc and John, the owner, says , oh he just does that so he can take a break from washing cars, or some crap like that)

Anyhow I was so mad and Joe wants to burn the place down, as you can imagine that plus all the other crap at work. I have talked to him before about(I know men define themselves by how much they make etc) doing his best and letting it go. To try to get a better job but if this is what he has for now then not to define his self worth on the fact he is not appreciated at a lousy job and doesn't make enough etc. To work toward improving himself and instead to define himself on how successful this family is and to be thank ful to God that even though he has a low job we can still make ends meet and are still able to stay afloat and get some assitance plus I am allowed to stay at home. You know money is nice and all that but there are so many poor nations where even just having food and clean clothes is not an option. I am very thankful for what we have and hopefully some day we will have more but for now, be happy.

He did start changing his thinking and not getting so stressed out about work etc. Anyways I was really mad about them doing that to him, basically no .25 cents that he was already supposed to have and no promotion! He came home and we just prayed and gave it to God. 2 days later, yesterday, guess what? he is calling me and I guess Sean basically went to bat for him and now the other guy will not be promoted, he will. Yeah!!!!!! (To Larry's position) So no more 10-7 shifts! And this should mean more money although we don't know how much! It may take a few weeks cause now they need to hire someone to fill Joes shoes since he is moving up and another guy just quit! So please be praying for us and I know God is good and no matter what. He will take care of us!!!

sumisan
01-25-2007, 03:58 PM
sumisan:

Well I hope you get all that cleared up medically! :D



Okay what plan are you following now hun? Vegetarian, although it sounds great in theory, I have been reading about it on other sites and I really don't think it is best for optimal health for anyone.

No we started eating out when we moved and were staying in the hotel. We never went back to vegan. We ended up getting 2 dairy goats and chickens on our little farm :) the hens just started laying so we buy eggs, we want baby chicks first ;). Our goats are dry right now, so I buy milk and cheese too. We eat meat too but its hard to get back into the swing of that. Even before my vegan days I didn't eat red meat (unless on special occasions), I prefer ground turkey and chicken. But I am trying to mix ground beef with the turkey to make it higher in iron and sneaking it back into our diet. I made beef stew today and it is awesome, I like the super lean meat you can get now, there was barely any grease on top! I went to alot of convienance foods because I just didnt have the will to make everything. But I am getting back on track, more veggies and healthier eating. :)

Ok so the size thing, I am 185 and 5' 9" and I swear I can't fit anything these days it is so weird! At 165 I wore a 12. At 145 a 10. So at 185 I should be in a 14 right? NO. I went up to 16. I bought a lot of pants on ebay and the measurements on the two pants were the same but when they came one said 18, I was upset about it, after all *I* dont wear an 18 LOL Low and behold those are the ones that fit the best :( They measure the same though as the 16's so I don't know maybe it was just a bad cut, they do look like they were altered, I didnt realize it at first but the front pockets go over the side seam, and on the interior the side seam is butterflied like it was taken in. So maybe that is just what happened. I almost cried this month when I got my TOM bloat and THOSE were tight! LOL I am very BOTTOM heavy though so who knows. All you porpotionate women are SO lucky! I wish I had gotten boobs like my sister did :(

So I dont know, is there a chart somewhere that says what the heck size you are? It sure is frustrating! :)

sumisan
01-25-2007, 04:22 PM
here is a link to a blog all about sizes: www dot calorie-count.com/forums/post/13819 dot html
replace the dots with real periods and take away the spaces :)
(hope this is ok!)

SD Gal
01-25-2007, 05:02 PM
Mimi: The one thing I found when I was in the 160's is that although it took a long time to lose the weight (as opposed to when you're heavier, weight comes off faster) is that the difference are much more noticeable. Like someone else said, 5 pounds for me shows no change, but for you, you could lose an entire pant size!! That is GREAT! So although scale victories are nice, you could try focusing on the NSV (non scale victories). Do you know how many people can walk 4 miles on a regular basis? Not many, that's for sure! Only those with great dedication can go out and do it just for the sake of doing it, so good for you! <3

I tend to agree with you.. it does seem to take longer now to lose.. I'll just keep moving and now *gross* doing my sit ups in the evening.. I know I shouldn't focus so much on what the scale says.. So.. I'll keep plugging away!

SD Gal
01-25-2007, 05:18 PM
SD Gal:
Exactly, plus the more you walk, the more your body gets used to it. There was a time in fall last year where I plateaud at around 235-240, it was so frustrating! I felt like I was walking all the time and eating healthy and only lost like 3 pounds that month! (I realized my portions were still too big and too many red meat and potato days. So I started limiting that and started counting cals. It mad ea HUGE difference! I started losing regularily. One thing I told myself though is this, even if you are not losing, you are still going to get off your butt every day and go for a walk! It is good for your hreart and even if you don't lose it also helps prevent diabetes, so even if I wasn't losing, to keep doing it anyway cause it is part of staying healthy! That really helped me to keep my focus in perspective and now I am down to 203!!!!

I think you are actually doing great hun! A general rule of thumb I have heard is 100 pounds for 5 feet and every inch after 5-10 pounds depending on body type(petite vs. large boned)

So you should be in the middle right now. There is a difference however in body fat % though. One woman may weigh 140 be 5'4 and look frumpy or chubby, another woman may weigh and height be the same but may have more muscle mass and look lean and trim! So what you may want to work towards is more muscle mass, lifting weights, aerobics, etc. Start measuring yourself! You can weigh the same yet be in a smaller size of clothing and more slender etc.

I keep to WW points to keep track of my eating, I never go over my 22 per day.. and I plan my foods so I know what I'm going to eat and when. The caloric intake isn't high, believe me.. I track those as well.. so.. I guess I just keep on doing.. and see if there's a change.. maybe my body will finally say- uhm we arent starving here.. lol I always drink 4-20 oz waters per day.. :dust:

Funny that you mention measuring myself, I began the other night.. so.. I'll measure every two weeks and I write it in my daily journal at home. I figured on 11 total inches to lose between my chest, waist, hips and thighs.. not SO bad really. I'm going tonight to get 2# hand weights.

I almost didn't walk last night, but I felt so guilty, I did it anyway.. three miles. I walk faster alone (cause my honey has bad feet). I feel so much better after I finish the walk.. I should know better. lol I also came home and did 60 crunches.. so.. I'm feeling THOSE muscles today. LOL

I tried on the size 10 dress (with tags still on it) I have sitting in my closet I want to wear for my son's graduation in June.. ew. This is such a classic black sheath dress.. I love it. I MUST fit it by June.. That gives me five months.. I can do it.. I know I can!!! :carrot:

Super hugs!!

marbleflys
01-25-2007, 05:53 PM
Hi everyone;

just trying to keep up on the postings.....in the post I lost the other day, responding to Jasmine's frustration with DD.....she's young and probably doesn't comprehend the intricacies of your divorce settlement....do you think she feels some guilt about her Dad? (they don't tell you everything)...she knows how to get your attention, and hopefully the cutting wasn't serious wounds. I'd keep an eye out for a long vertical...and hope she doesn't know where the femoral artery is.....there are an awful lot of culty websites that girls look at....check the history on her browser....and DON'T feel like you are invading her privacy.

(i used to listen to my daughter's phone conversations with my stethoscope pressed to her bedroom window)

and Mimi is so right about the bodyfat%...I'm 5'5" and small-frame. (when I was younger in school I was very sports-oriented/athletic, I've still got some muscle, but it's hiding under my fat)! if I didn't use wts. i'd look like a mallo-bar....I'm a 36-C and have trouble with my shirt buttoning, i wear a large or size 12 top, size 10 or sometimes 8 on the bottom. I do my push-ups and chest-press with 15# dumbbells to keep them from falling down.

If you can't do a full push-up..try the "kitchen counter" version...stand in front of your kitchen counter feet securely at a 45 degree angle, like a 1/2 push-up.

BBL, hi to veryone else.

stopeating
01-25-2007, 08:56 PM
Just a quick post - I will do personals later. The doctor called and set up an appointment for an endrocronologist (sp?) She's not sure what's up with the blood test. I'm actually relieved to be able to see someone who can explain. Unfortunately not until February 20th.

My identity was stolen. And by all people, it was my husband's ex! I called the police and they have started an investigation. I know everyone has heard it before and there are two sides to every story, but cross my heart I've never met anyone as evil as her. She will be furious that I've reported her and she will try to lie through it. I have never had a run in with her in six years. I've always kept my distance, but she went too far this time. :( I'll keep you posted.

SD Gal
01-26-2007, 12:53 AM
My identity was stolen. And by all people, it was my husband's ex! I called the police and they have started an investigation. I know everyone has heard it before and there are two sides to every story, but cross my heart I've never met anyone as evil as her. She will be furious that I've reported her and she will try to lie through it. I have never had a run in with her in six years. I've always kept my distance, but she went too far this time. :( I'll keep you posted.

That IS evil. What an Axx.... :mad: "I" have not one but two ex wives.. both of which have been quite difficult. When my husband was dating before me, he had his fair share of problems with her.. simply horrid. And he's WITH the PD! lol She's the one who left him! So, GO. She can't stand to see him happy and thinks he should be living in a box somewhere.. I have had my fair share of run ins as well, though.. lately she's been much better, I'm simply waiting for the shoe to drop. *sigh*

I'm so so sorry honey, keep your chin up. You did the right thing!

Canuk4
01-26-2007, 02:40 AM
Stopeating, that is terrible, but really good you know who did take it, there are always ways to prove it, she will get hers.

Everyone, I have to say it again, YOU'S are so informative, thank-you, I really learn alot on this site, it is fabulous.

As far as sizes, I don't even want to go there, I have been doing ok, but today I was busy doing laundry and up and down the stairs, doing some cleaning up and dishes etc. Busy almost since I got up around 9am-till 5pm, it seemed, I did sit and read some adds that came today, but not long, then I did about 20 mins. floor exercise. I was in the bathroom and happened to look in the full length mirror on the back of the door, (which I almost always ecnore) and I still got the sticky out butt in front and big stomach in front, I felt I looked somewhat better, but boy that was a rude awakening.

You's mentioned bust size, how would you like to be a 46D? That is what I am, and boy do I hate it, I put an exercise bra on and try when doing exercise to put my head down, well I all but get smothered.

I did okay food wise yesterday, trying to follow WW, but am missing quite a bit of my stuff, I do have one print-out with most foods and there points as well as some of my old notes and values, even some restaurant counts. I was too tired to exercise, fighting the cold again, hubby has it back. Made him sleep upstairs last night as he woke me up, when he came to bed, then got in and started coughing. (I sound like my son's girlfriend), but seriously he just could not stop, even after I told him to take cough syrup and lozenges etc. We just talked and I said I would sleep up there tonight, but he said no he would. I just don't want to get it again and Dad is still not doing great, so I don't want to give it to him either, he just got over one.

Thank-you Martiniforme, but I was really worried about that headache.

SD Gal, your doing great, and adding a little more exercise might be the answer and the weights too. You will where that dress and knock them dead, at that graduation.

Sumisan, sorry I called you Sam for short the other night, that is unreal about that doctor being at the hospital, then at the clinic. I would think your insurance would cover you if you went 60 miles away, but I am Canadian so should not be saying anything about that. Maybe someone else could tell you.

Stopeating, I understand how you feel about your appt. not being till Feb., I am just being told I am on a waiting list for the operating room, whatever that means!!!!

Not great with the food today, not enough veggies and fruit, but still did not go over my points. I may start the water aerobics tomorrow, a pool not far away has them in the morning from 11:15 to 12. We will see, have to check on Dad first.

Jasmine, you blow me away, how you can have so much patience about Joe's job and the money he should be getting and moving up, God certainly has to look down on you with a smile. I don't know how you can do it with 5 kids and just him working, I know you said you have a little other money coming in but wow, you must be a fabulous shopper etc. to keep your head above water. We are much older and should be set almost for retirement, we are not any where near it. It is a second marriage for both of us and we both ended up in debt thanks to the X's, $14,000 worth, but we have our own home, we have a large line of credit, not entirely thanks to us, but a good chunk is my son's and my daughter owes about $5,000. grand, but still, we have quite abit on our charge cards too, it really worries me and I am in charge of the money. When I was on my own and had the kids, I used to have envelopes for gas, groceries stuff like that. Well I just implimented that again, it worked well the first time, lets hope it works again, but its to remember to take the money with you when you go. We are retired, not yet that age, my husband is closer than I am, due to the 7 yr. age difference, but we had too retire due to health reason's, not because we are lazy. I hate it, I wish I could be out working and bringing in a steady Good wage. Well as you say Jasmine we will leave that in God's hands, I still pray for you every day. I even pray about my weight too, it all helps. We are all fortunate in so many ways thanks to God, or whoever it is for you ladies.
I am glad Jasmine your standing your ground with your daughter, mine was famous for rolling her eyes to the ceiling, we used to look up and ask what she was looking at, she did not like that!

Well I have rambled enough, good night ladies, have a wonderful day tomorrow.
Sharon

miafluker
01-26-2007, 08:01 AM
Just a quick post - I will do personals later. The doctor called and set up an appointment for an endrocronologist (sp?) She's not sure what's up with the blood test. I'm actually relieved to be able to see someone who can explain. Unfortunately not until February 20th.

My identity was stolen. And by all people, it was my husband's ex! I called the police and they have started an investigation. I know everyone has heard it before and there are two sides to every story, but cross my heart I've never met anyone as evil as her. She will be furious that I've reported her and she will try to lie through it. I have never had a run in with her in six years. I've always kept my distance, but she went too far this time. :( I'll keep you posted.

i never had that happen but i almost got suckered in my that nigerian internet fraud thing that was going one where you would put something for sale on the net and somone would reply and send you a western union money order for more than the price so it can cover the shipping cost
come to find out its someone in nigeria and the money order is a faud i almost cashed it the police got involved but lucky for me i saved all the email they this person sent.

Once again i fell off track this week back up to 225.2 hopefully ill get it together

sumisan
01-26-2007, 10:43 AM
Sharon: ;) thats ok my name is Sumi, I would have used it as a screen name but it was taken, go figure LOL My mom used to call me sumisan so it is a good alt. I knew what you meant though :D Ah Canada, I swear I would move there in a heartbeat if it weren't so darn cold, I thought moving to missouri would kill me since I was cold in california LOL so who knows.

miafluker: I got an email just like that, fortunitly it was right after I got scammed on a different thing. So I was able to tell them off right away. Mine was really crazy, the scammer went out their way to find someone who I bought from on ebay, found their email address,signed up for a new address at the same email company only 1 letter different and then emailed me with this great work from home processing money orders offer. I was desprate at the time to make my mortgage and fell for it. I am really really ashamed of how much they duped me for. I would have never even thought twice about it if it hadnt of been someone I thought I could trust from a previous transaction. :( I submitted a complaint to the fbi and everything, but they said that utill enough people complain and it reached over 20K they couldnt do anything because it wasnt a federal crime. Anyway live and learn, it really gave us that push to sell the house out in california though. We were drowning anyway. It saved us from a slow death LOL Now we are happy to be mortgage free with the profit from selling our house woohoo :)

stopeating & mimi: I sympathize as well, my hubby had two children before we married, and she definitely has different values than we do, not to mention priorities. We even had to go to court to get the kids back in school and get a restraining order after she threatened to have her friend kill us all. I think she was mouthing off because she felt we were stepping on her toes with the whole "kids need to go to school" thing, but it is not something I take lightly. I have 2 of my own now, not to mention the fact that I have helped raise her children since they were 2 and 4! Anyway you are not alone, I think it has to do with the society these days. We now live in a different state and I hat to say it but I think it is for the better of all. She can't push my husband over anymore and she has a court order saying if she doesn't keep them in school they will come live with us during the school year. Right now we get them for all vacations. I really think it was the best thing for ALL the kids though, they don't deserve to be in the middle of a constant battle, and now its clear cut and dry. She can talk to us on the phone as long as she is civil and she can't use the kids as tools.

Ok today is going to be a good day everyone! -Sumi

Is that really me
01-26-2007, 11:21 AM
Well the scale didn't move this week but I've no doubt it's due to TOM. What a pain in the butt!! Four days straight of cramps is just about enough if you ask me!!! I'm still the same weight which is amazing to me cause I always go up a few lbs. due to TOM so I'm anticipating that it will go down over the next few days. Still running my tush off on the TM.

Jasmine -- great on the lbs. lost! Keep up the good work.

SD - I hear ya about the slowing down of the weight loss. Seems crazy that you still do all the working out and the eating less but the body just laughs at it all. Sooner or later you will drop those last lbs.

The temp here has turned arctic! It's about 2 w/a wind chill below zero. But tomorrow they say it's going to be in the 40's. How ridiculous is that? Hope everyone has a good weekend. Talk to ya later.

Jo

dollypie
01-26-2007, 11:58 AM
Just wanted to say a quick hi to everyone this morning! I have gotten in my workout for the day, now I just have to stay on plan!

marbleflys
01-26-2007, 02:21 PM
me too....I've done 23 workouts this month, I'm in my 4th week and now able to do over 30mins. of hard cardio (80% HR) and wt. sets . the early morning works best for my schedule...once I get to my office, the day just gets away from me, I never get to gym and by the PM I'm just too tired.

SD Gal
01-26-2007, 06:22 PM
Well its been an on plan kind of day. Steve is home tonight so we'll see what happens for supper... I'm up on my fluids and I'm doing tedious awful work right now. Its warm in here and I'm tired, too. :( Could I complain some more? Geez!

Hope everyone is doing well.. I'm ALMOST looking forward to next week's WI.. lol

Canuk4
01-27-2007, 02:45 AM
Hi there, Just dropping in to see how everyone is doing! Had a bad day today, another sinus headache and very tired, went back to bed twice, am fighting off getting hubby's cold.

Food was good today, exercise was not, neither was water. Think I am in a slump. Keeping it short tonight, all have a good one and a good day tommorrow.
Sharon

sumisan
01-27-2007, 11:45 AM
Hi everyone! Hope you all have a great weekend!

I am still staying on my plan, but have not added in excersice still, I am thinking about it though which is a good start... I think the B12 is really helping with my energy, they said I was ok on my labs but when I got a copy of them it had this huge warning saying that people with a count like mine can still have symptoms. So hopefully it will help :)

The green tea is great and really gets me through the morning and evening so I can take my iron without anything else. I think it helped flush my TOM bloat too, I think I gained like 3 lb of water weight this time! And POOF this morning it was gone. Very happy to not feel like a balloon haha

Ok everyone have a great day!!!!!!!!

martiniforme
01-27-2007, 07:50 PM
This will be really quick, but...
I LOST! I am now officially 259.0!!!
I have now officially passed 260, which for those of you who were part of the TG Challenge might remember I THOUGHT I was 260, then got weighed by a professional, and was actually 279, so here I am! YEAH!

I can't remember ever losing almost 5 lbs in 1 week, but I have not been sticking to my diet (as in I have not been consuming enough calories), so this is most likely why, but I was really feeling like *ss for the last week. Certainly not my intention to lose weight in this manner, but I will still enjoy the loss regardless, try to drink more water, and maintain this while I get back on the diet horse next week.

HURRAH!

miafluker
01-27-2007, 08:14 PM
congrats martiniforme
i found out at the dr that i am 224 so that means i lost 4lbs my dr told me to stay away from added sugar period:( oh well ill see how it goes im going to get a few south beach dinners for work also

Canuk4
01-28-2007, 03:45 AM
Hi all, Congrats Martiniforme for the loss, that is fabulous, also to you Miafluker for losing. For everyone who is just trying to stay on plan and get there work outs in, good for you, I am sure it will work out the way you want.

Today I started off good, did floor exercises for close to an hour, then the rest of the food was okay, till later on in the evening when I binged on rice crispie squares and a few other thing not so good for me, makes me mad as I had a nice stir fry for supper too, oh well, I think I am frustrated the scale is not moving down, but I know I need more exercise. I am totally frustrated, I read in the paper today, where I am suppose to have my operation, they have cut back 12% on operations, due to the elderly who have not yet been able to find homes in long term care. I feel for them, but am really disappointed as other hospitals in our city have only cut back by 3%, its just not fair. Unfortunately I have to stay over night and need a bed for one night, so that means a longer wait. At this rate, I will be going to my daughters wedding with a cast on my arm, or worse yet a big black brace. (Slightly feeling sorry for myself).

Everyone have a good Sunday.
Sharon

stopeating
01-28-2007, 09:17 AM
Thanks everyone for your support. The police department emailed me a case number and they have started an investigation. They haven't contacted her yet, so I made need to get a restraining order when that happens lol.;) I will keep you posted.

My son's basketball tournament has been going all weekend. We won one and lost one. Two more games today. I ran the silent auction and we raised $2,000!!!!! I'm so excited, it was a record!!!!

Anyway everyone is running around and getting ready. I did horrible eating yesterday. Hotdog, nachos and cheese, candy, cheetos, and just plain junk at the tournament. I feel horrible. No willpower at all.

Sounds like most are doing so well on exercising. You are truly a motivation!:)

miafluker
01-28-2007, 11:08 AM
guys dont be so hard on yourselves today is a new day so just try again
the way i see it is you havent failed until you stop trying. Im notorious for having to start over

Canuk4
01-29-2007, 02:43 AM
Hi all, I am just dropping in to see that your all okay, I know ups and downs for everyone. You do good regardless, you keep coming back and trying.

I have to get to bed as tomorrow is my first day for Aquafit, to help my knee. I read in the paper this weekend that the hospital I am to have my operation in, have cut operations by 12%, due to the elderly using the beds, as they can''t get into the nursing homes. I have been in the situation with my Mom, so can sympathise. I only wish I could get it done and over with, I fell Nov. 2005, that is how long its been going on. Oh well, I am not someone who needs at operation in a hurry so will wait my turn.
Had a good day eating, did 2 miles with my tape, so feel good.
Have a good day tomorrow, everyone.
Sharon

P.S. My son asked me tonight, If I had lost weight? He was the first too notice, my hubby has not even said anything.

miafluker
01-29-2007, 08:23 AM
here is a new thread i guess i did this right
new week new start lets have a great week

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1550863&posted=1#post1550863