Support Groups - Hot & Healthy Challenge Chicks 01/27/07




miafluker
01-29-2007, 08:22 AM
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!!


miafluker
01-29-2007, 08:22 AM
i think i started this right?

sumisan
01-29-2007, 11:16 AM
Looks good, I am going with it LOL

Hope everyone is doing well! I still havnt done a weigh in today but I am thinking about waiting a few days until my charts say I should have lost more than .28 lbs lol maybe everytime it adds up to 1, go and check to see if it is correct.

Ok I got my daily calorie needs formula from the Volumetrics book and it said I was at 2263 a day for maintenance but I went online and did an online calculator and it said 2010 or something like that, that is a big difference. Which one should I go by? I was hoping the Volumetrics one was right since then I can have my 1000 calorie deficit and not go under 1200. The Volumetrics calculation is very complicated too... I guess I should just wait it out and if I dont get the expected loss then adjust it accordingly...

Ok another question, I know this isnt a stickly calorie counting thread but maybe you all can answer it. If I work out and burn say 300 extra calories a day is it still ok to eat 1200 calories a day like the doctors say? Or so I need to adjust it to 1500 to avoid starvation mode?

AND a BIG CONGRATS to everyone for a great week last week!!!! No matter the hiccups, we are going to have a GREAT ONE again this week!

--Sumi


Is that really me
01-29-2007, 12:30 PM
TOM is finally gone; that darn fluid retention gets me every month. BUT, I did get another lb. off AND that means I've met my January goal of being down 5 lbs. by 2/1/07. :yes: :woohoo: I also just had a fantastic treadmill run. I ran 3 miles in 44:50 minutes!! That's a first ever for me. I know, "real" runners would think that was wimpy but a 15 minute mile was always just out of reach. Since I got the 3 miles done in less time, I stayed on an extra 1/2 mile for a total of 3.5 miles today. What a great NSV this is!!! Very happy about it (can you tell???) :crazy:

Sumi, I'm not sure which total calorie # is correct but I always err on the side of caution and would use the 2,000 #. I simply cannot do 1200 a day so I aim for 1500 - 1700 calories. I also try to mix it up; maybe do a few 1400 calorie days then a 1700 calorie day then back to 1500 for several days. I also try to eat every 3 hours to keep the furnace burning constantly and so that I don't get ravenous. If that happens then I just get out of control! Also, my thoughts are if you can lose 1 lb. a week on 1600 calories or so then stick to that because sooner or later everyone hits a plateau. With 1600 calories you have some wiggle room for lowering your calories while increasing your exercise to get that metabolism to rev up and start losing weight again. If your at 1200 calories and hit that wall, you simply can't lower your calories. I also think this whole process is never, ever set in stone. It's trial and error and constantly tweaking in order to get to goal and then to maintain. Just my 2 cents!

The kids had a 2 hr. delay due to icy roads so they'll be home in just a few hours. No dog walks today. But since it's so cold, the ground is frozen and she can run all around the yard chasing the little bunnies, squirrels and kitty cats that come visiting. It's great fun to watch her try and catch them. She treed a cat a few weeks back (several strays around and people keep feeding them so they are well and keep reproducing! :eek: We will be over run w/them some day I fear!). Don't worry, little kitty cat got down and ran away just fine. For some reason the animals like our yard cause it's fenced in. Go figure!

Hope everyone had a good weekend and is doing their best to stay the course. TTFN!!!!

Jo

Jasmine31
01-29-2007, 02:28 PM
Thanx Mia!!!

Sumi everyone needs to do what works for them. I think 1500 is a good base to start with and see how you are losing on that. I know some posters lost alot and then plateau'd and then lost MORE when they upped their cals!

I am doing okay ladies. Looks like dh has a car lined up to get tuesday or wed and will pay the guy 400.00 when we get our taxes. Yeah! We are excited. Some stress over the weekend with ex sis in law picking up the kids and taking them to see my ex, she was sick so just dropped them off and it was a nitemare with them coming back telling me all about how I am a liar and he hates me cause I abandoned him when he was sick and that I am fat and a redhaired devil and a f'in *****.....I could go on and on. Oh and my kids know he is getting ssi for being disabled and his dad is getting money for being crazy and they think that is cool "free money" etc. Uggghhhh...I am pissed!!!

Called ex sis next day and didn't want to unload on her but to let her know, etc. She says she knows and (thank God) she is mad too, her dh was the one doing the pick up/drop off and he heard so much crap on the way home with the kids that he called her immediately and told her she needs to have a strong talk with her bro, blah, blah, blah. Thank goodness those two have morals and values. Anyhow she apoligized and said she don't allow that crapo when she is around and will be there next time. I let her know we are still going to see if we are court able to move, etc.

Anyhow, just frustrated and a big reminder why I want to move too. What really pissed me off iis this. This jerk, abandons his own kids! Swings by once a year(on his own accord) and never calls, writes etc. Yet after seeing them one time in a year, and abandoning them all he can do is trash their mom and be vile and hateful?? It is rediculous! He should be thanking his lucky stars that they still have one decent parent that cares enough to actually take care of them and raise them right!! But of course those things are not important to him or he would actually be doing them!!!! Arrrgghhhh!!!!

Anyhow, have been doing okay food wise, been slacking a bit lately. I have made some whole wheat flour tortillas that are to die for!!!!! this a.m. was the third time and my whole family LOVES them!!! If any one wants thie simple recipe, let me know. They look really small and the first time I was like, 2 of these? That won't fill me up, but I had two with 1 serving of cheese, 1 cup of beans, .50 a cup of spanish rice and I was stuffed!!!! So filling!!!

Yesterday afternoon for lunch we did the tortillas, scrambled eggs with chopped up meatballs, bell pepper, little bit of cheese, some h.m. salsa and a little pepper. Oh my gosh everyone loved them! We were so full we barely snacked a bit on turkey and h.m. biscuits for dinner!!!

I did another pot of beans and made 16 little tortillas this a.m. , I had a little bit of the egg stuff from yesterday so I couldn't help having that for breakfast today! I will have my smoothie for lunch! Anyhow bean and cheese burritos tonite here I come!!!!!!

I found another site and a lady there does ONCE A MONTH COOKING. She is Italian and posted ALOT of her recipes. Now I love cooking and don't mind doing that frequently, but even just having some things already prepped makes things go so much smoother. Like the meatballs. She has a recipe to do 5 pounds at once. Flash freeze and put them in a freezer bag to use for meatball subs, calzones, sphgetti, etc!!! Those are REALLY good!! Joe took a few out of the freezer and was able to warm them up quickly with a bit of water and a frying pan. Nice and easy! Plus I want to start doing double stuff to save for a quick meal later, like when I do enchiladas, or lasagna, you know do two and freeze one for later!!

I did try my hand at homemade pizza fri nite and I really need a pizza stone. Especially since I have to use my turkey roaster. It just wasn't coming out right, dh said the dough was fine, we just need an oven and a stone. Wound up making some calzones that were good though. :D

Have also spoiled him on h.m. biscuits too so if anyone needs a recipe for that, let me know. *Besides wanting to start doing stuff from scratch, I was appalled when I was shopping and seen pillsbury has transfat in their biscuits!!!)

Need to kick it up with the walking. I have been lazy lately!!!

Hope everyone is doing well and losing!!!

Jasmine31
01-29-2007, 02:34 PM
Oh and I adore these tortillas, they come out so nice and poofy, nice and flaky. They remind me of my grandmas tortillas she made me when I was a girl. (I wish I had that recipe!) I know she used white flour and this is wheat so it is different but still similiar. My dh says these are better than any store bought, let alone the alleged(hand made) ones!! :D He even thinks the wheat flour taste better. Me too!! They pack a powerful punch!!

Jasmine31
01-29-2007, 02:36 PM
Sumi, I was looking at youyr post again. If I were you I would lower it 500, NOT 1000! You want your body to know it is getiting plenty of food!! My "maintenance" is right under 2200, so 1700 works best for me. It says if I walk 60 minutes a day I am allowed another 500, so I use that for another 500 deficit!

marbleflys
01-29-2007, 03:18 PM
Hi Ladies;
hope you all had a great weekend.....I've managed to exercise 24X this month, I'm on week #5 and still have motivation....my cardio & wts. hit 54 mins. this morning....I'm aiming for 3.5 hours this week and avoiding all the chocolates that seem to appear in every department at work.

Jasmine, I've been divorced since 1986? 1987? and the XH STILL *blames* me for everything, blahblahblah.....get over it already and stop whining, ya think after almost 20 years?

Jasmine31
01-29-2007, 03:58 PM
Yeah exactly! I was the one trying to part amicably and offer to try to co parent etc. All he wants to do is be bitter and hateful etc. Well it shouldn't be too surprising since he is the main reason we are not still together! :lol:

It is pretty pathetic he lets this eat him up the way he does, I have moved on and am very happy. His loss.

How are you today?

sharonrr
01-29-2007, 04:19 PM
:) Hi I'm new to this thread and just started again on Jan. 10th with my lifestyle change.
Goals:
March 1- 209lbs 37 inch waist
April 1 - 201lbs 35 inch waist
May 1 - 195lbs. 33 inch waist

:carrot: Exercise 5 days a week for 2 hours and 2 days a week for 30 min.
Sharon

marbleflys
01-29-2007, 06:43 PM
Hi again, Jasmine, it's a crazy day, I'm multi-tasking at work and trying re-fi the mortgage at the same time...(it isn't working).

welcome sharonrr, sounds like a good plan.....I've taken almost 4 inches off my waist, doing cardio and wts. (interval training)

SD Gal
01-29-2007, 07:23 PM
Hi girls!!! How the heck are ya? Well.. I'm on track and while its supposed to rain tonight, I'm determined to get my three miles in after work. I'm cold, I'm tired and I have this lovely twitch in my eye (from staring at the computer) today.. I've had three protein shakes today and can't wait to get home to my Lean Cuisine panini and veggies. MMMM!!! It will be SO GOOD! lol

The weekend was good.. though I did break down and eat some bowling alley nachos. LOL.. But.. I walked it off. So, all is well. Tomorrow is WI and I don't really know where I'll be at, but as long as I've not gained, that's positive.. kwim? :)

Super hugs to you and I'll be back later!! :carrot:

Jasmine31
01-29-2007, 07:40 PM
Hi Sharon, marble and sdgal

Good luck w/ the mortgage marbles!!

Welcome Sharon!!!!

Sd yes just keep on going hun! it will pay off!

Well for some reason I had an overwhelming urge to bake cookies. *slams head*

I am not happy abouit this but I guess just keep on, eh? I am INSITING on going for a 60 minute walk! That stupid anime mag just sent me a check back for the 30 we spent on their garbage of a mag so that gives me a great excuse to walk and go cash it!

miafluker
01-29-2007, 09:27 PM
welcome sharonrr:carrot: i did very well on my eating today and got a workout in only problem is the willy wonka runts candy when i got home i have been muching on them but man they are good

sumisan
01-29-2007, 09:59 PM
Jasmine - Man I complain about our time with the ex and the kids, but we are on the other side. I grew up in a split family too and my parents could have done it better but overall I think they did fairly well considering. I think I see a lot of the things that I didnt agree with (looking back) in my husbands ex, and it really frustrates me that the kids have to be subjected to it. I just wish it all could be normal for everyone. No bickering, frustration, just focusing on raising the kids right. But it seems like we never get past it, even when it seems like things will change, it goes back to being the same old story. I can only imagine your situation, your kids have a stable environment, no matter what your ex says, they are with you 99% of the year, they have minds of their own and know what is true and what is not. Your ex will regret it later, and hopefully the kids will be able to forgive him.

Thats how I feel at least, once they grow up and look back his boys will understand why we did everything. Not to make life harder but to try and look out for their best interest. I don't know maybe I am delusional! LOL

So you guys seriously lose at a higher level? I feel like I am not going to lose even at 1200 (not that I have tried this for long LOL it's been less than a week) I have lost some but I think it was from water weight and I am expecting it to creep back up and not really work. Talk about skeptical huh? Maybe once I see some real results that I can not deny (scale not reading in the 180's) I will add more and slow it down. I know I should do the other 500 with excersize but the energy thing is hindering me. I am thinking about starting though. But I was considering staying at 1200, but I doubt my body would let me, I get severe munchies after workouts LOL

It is only a few lb's to get under so do you think it will do much harm to test and see? I asked my doctor and she said as long as I didn't go under 1200 it was fine. I understand the play though, but I will eventually start working out and wont that be play as well? I need all your guys wisdom zapped into my brain! It's all to confusing. So it is a definite no go on the excersizing AND 1200 calories. See right now I am very very VERY inactive, I mean seriously. Last year I was in bed almost all the time, so I am better than that this year, I am sitting most the time. So that is another reason why I think the charts are not going to be right for me. I ordered that free pedometer so I am hoping that will come soon. Maybe that will tell me just how inactive I am. :dunno:

:welcome3:
Jump right on in, I am fairly new too and these ladies are great!!!

--Sumi

Canuk4
01-29-2007, 11:28 PM
Well Sumi, think of it this way, you have improved already, your not in bed. 1200 calories definately is the lowest you should go, there are exercises that can be done even sitting in a chair and moving your arms up and down, your legs back and forth and crossing them, this sort of thing. Try not to be so down on yourself, each day you wear the pedometer, maybe it will read one step more, each one is an improvement.

Welcome Sharonrr, I am Sharon, guess to not confuse people I will now go by Sharon S. I have done good with water and food yesterday, also did 2miles for abs. with my tape and got all my water in. Only thing I had to get up about 4 times in the night to pee.

Anyhow, today started off ok, but went down hill by the late afternoon, by then I had a burned out element in the bottom of the stove, 10 pcs. of chicken I then had to use my grill for, which they burnt, but did not cook the bacon, surrounding them, so then I had to do that, cut the burnt parts off, then discovered it was really rubbery chicken. What a waste of time and energy. the kitchen is still a mess and I don't feel like cleaning it, hubby said he would, but just got up from a nap and is downstairs at the tv. I can't even think of all the other stuff that went wrong, other than my eating, rick crispy squared and oatmeal bars for supper. I did do 50 mins. floor exercise this morning (lot of good that did).

Tomorrow I am suppose to start with the dietican, two weeks late! Anyhow we will see what happens with that. I feel a little lost, trying to follow weight watchers and counting calories, do not go over 1700 (my highest day) yet I am stuck on a plateau. Will be going to aqua fit on Wed. never made it today, just was not properly prepared with everything.

I think we have found a place to hold Dad's 95th birthday bash, I am going to check it out tomorrow. Hubby dropped in there today and they were very accomadating (SP). So please cross your fingers, so I can get that out of my hair. He is still recovering from his back, very slowly.

Boy our bodies are different, to have a 33 inch waist at 195 lbs, just is not possible for me, too much upper flab. But sounds good for you Sharon!

Jasmine, my X said everything he could possibly say about me to my kids, but I had made a promise to myself, that I would not run him down in front of them (he was ******* at work though, that's how everyone new him), anyhow, when they hot old enough, they asked me why and I answered them, that I would not lower myself to his level, but first and foremost I wanted them to make up there own minds what they thought of him. They did and I was the winner on that one. If they come back and tell you things he said, just ask them, "Do you think that is true"? And say nothing else, they will figure it out and you will win. It's the confusion they feel that hurts the most, they can't understand why there Dad would say that about there Mom. But I swear, they will figure it out and it may take a long time, but it is worth it in the end. Trust me, I have been through it.

Better say goodnight, have an early morning and you all know how I am not good with that.

Have a good day tomorrow everyone.
Sharon S.

SD Gal
01-30-2007, 11:49 AM
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Sd yes just keep on going hun! it will pay off!


I'M DOWN!!! Yeah baby yeah!! 157.9 this morning.. I haven't been under 159 in over six years.. (the last time I was 159 -abeit briefly- was for my wedding in August).. This so rocks.. and you guys are all so supportive!! :carrot: I am SO READY to be at 150.. its not far off now :) YAY!! I did my three miles - alone - last night after work and made supper for dh and I.. it was a very positive day :D

dollypie
01-30-2007, 12:12 PM
Good Morning Chicks,

So let me tell about my adventure my friend and I had with personal trainer on Sunday. He was great and put us straight to work. He said the keep to keeping long and lean muscles and to not create bulk was to do high repetitions with little weight. We did squats with 20 pounds, 3 sets of 20 and 100 lunges. Also worked the hamstring and calves and then he had us jump as high as we could into the air 50 times. Let just say I normally work out with weights but my legs felt like jello as I was walking out of the gym. Really like Jello I felt like I couldn't walk properly. Yesterday there was no gym because I was so sore and it continues today. I did do a slow walk of two miles to work my muscles, but I have never been so sore in my life. I know I have the muscles because they are in so much pain. My friend feels the same way and we are suppose to meet him tomorrow to work our arms. So what else can I do to help ease the pain in my legs? I have done the usually hot bath, stretching, walking, even the smelly BenGay!!!

SD Gal
01-30-2007, 01:20 PM
Good Morning Chicks,
So let me tell about my adventure my friend and I had with personal trainer on Sunday. He was great and put us straight to work. He said the keep to keeping long and lean muscles and to not create bulk was to do high repetitions with little weight. We did squats with 20 pounds, 3 sets of 20 and 100 lunges. Also worked the hamstring and calves and then he had us jump as high as we could into the air 50 times. Let just say I normally work out with weights but my legs felt like jello as I was walking out of the gym. Really like Jello I felt like I couldn't walk properly. Yesterday there was no gym because I was so sore and it continues today. I did do a slow walk of two miles to work my muscles, but I have never been so sore in my life. I know I have the muscles because they are in so much pain. My friend feels the same way and we are suppose to meet him tomorrow to work our arms. So what else can I do to help ease the pain in my legs? I have done the usually hot bath, stretching, walking, even the smelly BenGay!!!


Oooh! Just don't over do it.. no pain no gain isn't always the best way to go. Don't hurt yourself..!! :lifter:

marbleflys
01-30-2007, 03:07 PM
Dollypie; take 2 Alieve.....6-8 hours later take another one. When I work with the trainer at my gym (corporate fitness is soooodifferent, it's cheap and the trainer is freebie), I can't wash my hair the next day, my arms are so sore. I always take his advice and tone it down a notch...(so I can walk)

Mimi; congrats to you! I need all the inspiration I can get....I'm on my 5th week of consistant exercise and put 30 mins. this AM of hard cardio and wts. sets....hamstrings/abs/chest....I'm aiming for 3.5 hours this week, I've done 25 workouts this month...but when i started I could only go about 15 mins, so it's just baby-steps...but I've really improved. I need to stretch more, I'm much too tight in my back and legs....tension too, I should do somethng for flexibility at night to help me relax and sleep.....

SD Gal
01-30-2007, 03:15 PM
marbleflys Mimi; congrats to you! I need all the inspiration I can get....I'm on my 5th week of consistant exercise and put 30 mins. this AM of hard cardio and wts. sets....hamstrings/abs/chest....I'm aiming for 3.5 hours this week, I've done 25 workouts this month...but when i started I could only go about 15 mins, so it's just baby-steps...but I've really improved. I need to stretch more, I'm much too tight in my back and legs....tension too, I should do somethng for flexibility at night to help me relax and sleep.....

I've walked nearly every day this month, definitely since I've found you all again.. and I have been for the past week, doing crunches.. front and sides.. ouch, but, not SUPER OUCH. lol I may go find some 2# weights for my arms when I walk, just a little something extra, to try and get these wings to fly away! :D Keep it up Marbleflys, you can do it :)

marbleflys
01-30-2007, 03:39 PM
I do have firm arms, I do tri-cep work with 8# wts. one set and 5# one set and push-ups. I've seen these wts. that are made for walking kind of like handle-grips. I also have some 1# that are nice because they fit like a bracelet, right under your sleeves.

Canuk4
01-30-2007, 08:45 PM
Congrats to you S.D.Gal on your weight loss, keep going and you will be at 150 in no time.

Dollypie - why not try cold and hot, ice for as long as you can stand it, then say two hours later heat, for the same amount of time as you iced. You could also use a heating pad, or grain bag. Heat helps to widen the blood vessels, (best way I can describe it) for the blood to get through and stop the muscles contracting.

Marbleflys, your doing fabulous with the exercise, wow what an improvement. Wish I could claim firm arms, mine are like bat wings, I can't do the exercises your talking about due to my stupid arm!

I went to the dietican class today, it was about activity, sorry to say nothing much we do not know about. Called my doc's office found out they
have a dietican on staff, made an appt. for Feb. 12th, I think one on one will be much better. Not decided yet if I am going back to the other classes.

Got my Dad's party booked at a restaurant, we have our own room, can decorate it, bring in our own cake that they will serve and it even has its own washroom. What a load off my mind, now if we could just get a complete list of who is coming, that would be nice.

Jasmine, how are you doing? I hope your okay. What I think I did not say in my post last night is it is hard to keep quiet, or just ask, do you think that is true, or do you think that is something I would do? It will darn near kill a person, but you are handling it well, by going after the source. My heart goes out to you.

Well today is weigh-in, I am still 230, I think I need to get moving more. I got a new pedometer, hopefully that will help me realize how little I am actually moving. And get me moving more.

Have a good night and a good day tomorrow my friends.
Sharon S.

miafluker
01-30-2007, 10:48 PM
congrats sd
how is everyone doing today another day of exercise complete
eating was okay but its tmo time and im cravy everything
do anyone have any tips

dollypie
01-31-2007, 12:25 PM
Well the pain is subsiding in my legs it just is a little painful in deepest part of the muscles in my calves. I did have another long bath and tried some Icy Hot worked miracles. I did my treadmill routine this morning just to get my legs moving (I woke up at 430am and couldn't go back sleep, my body was in it normal routine to go workout in the morning). I feel better when I am moving. Tonight is another session with the trainer and we are going to arms, but I am going to tell him how bad my muscles hurt and tell him we need to tone it down again. I can always work up to the routine, but I don't want to be in so much pain that I can't workout.

Canuk: Good news is that you didn't gain. Remember this is a slow process and you want the weightloss to stick.

SD Gal
01-31-2007, 01:10 PM
Hi girls!!

Well.. I stayed on plan yesterday, but I'm hungrier than normal today. I did bring a ff yogurt to eat, however.. so.. I'll do that on my break.. yes.. I'm working. :X lol. I did my three-ish miles yesterday :running: (I think its a little over three, actually but.. whatever)- yep- even in the rain. Did I want to? No.. but still did it because at this point I feel like I'm cheating if I dont. I only managed 40 crunches before my husband walked through the door, and I hate to excersize in front of him. I know, its silly. lol.. I just don't do it.

We have rain again today, so I guess I'll bundle up again and get to it after work. I may hold out to do my crunches for after dinner. That way I can do them while he's on his computer.. lol

Have a super day, I'll be back!! :)

marbleflys
01-31-2007, 01:28 PM
Hi everyone; it's HUMP day....I hope I can get through the rest of the week.....I'm busier than a one-legged man in an A$$ kicking contest.....

I have EXCEEDED my exercise goals for the month on January. I logged in 26 workouts and re-counted the time....it's over 11.5 hours. My BP is perfect, I feel much better and I LOOK much better as i'm tightening up. I managed to do 13 push-ups today (not the girly kind) thanks for the support, it's so helpful to have that little pat on the back/atta girl.....Next month will show even more improvement...it can only get better!

groan, but I'm going to this really fancy restaurant for dinner on Saturday...and it is the disaster of dieters everywhere........a buffet...strategic planning is called for.....shrimp cocktail/clams oreganata vs. fettuchini alfredo...how does lobster taste without butter?

hope you all had a good month too...Where is Jasmine?

dollypie
01-31-2007, 01:57 PM
SD Gal, I agree with you. I hate exercising in front of my hubby too. I don't know why but I feel embarrased. I know it is weird.

Marbleflys, is there a salad on the buffet? try and fill up on veggies and go for lean protein, the shrimp and oysters should be good. And lobster does taste good without the butter, I don't like the greasiness of the butter in my mouth. Also make sure you have a drink of water inbetween bites and put your fork down. Slow down while eating and enjoy the conversation...Good Luck!

SD Gal
01-31-2007, 04:51 PM
Seems like everyone is kinda busy today, well.. since I'm at lunch right now, I wanted to see the new posts.. applause for everyone that's working so diligently on excersize, and eating right and drinking water.. !! How brave of you guys to do push ups.. I can't remember the last one I did. LOL. :D

It seems like its been a long week already, but its half over. I'm looking forward to the weekend.

Later ladies!

marbleflys
01-31-2007, 05:15 PM
I do push-ups purely for the vanity reasons.....they help keep the boobies from drooping, (i'm a 36-veryfull C), they help to prevent the puffy BRA-OVERHANG backfat, I have many thin-knit tops that are close-fitting---I have no desire to run around in a tunic-top that makes me look like I'm wearing draperies. and the push-ups work the tri-ceps so the arms stay firm.

I also do this exercise I saw on the Firm tape....you hold a dumbbell overhead and work it side to side...I didn't KNOW i HAD those little muscles.

I've started doing plieas (sp) on toes (2nd position ballet like they show on the Fluidity commercial)....I hold onto my dresser....this exercise I feel in my buttisimo and inner thighs...I do 2 sets of 12 reps, its harder than it looks.

sumisan
01-31-2007, 06:28 PM
Hi everyone! I think I have another lb loss!!! I dont know for sure though as I am pretty much guessing based on what I think my clothes weigh LOL so I am not going to get very excited just yet. I would love to see that scale hit 179 next week though so I am crossing my fingers!

Hey do you guys rely on prepackaged foods or do any of you cook your meals from scratch? I am finding it a PAIN in the arse to figure out what my recipes are. Even logging them into fitday is a pain. I dont like their defaults, as they are always different from my package labels. And do you all weigh things lie flour? I found out my cup measure of flour weighs as much as the pacage says two cups should weigh! So that effects calorie count. I am now wanting to weigh EVERYTHING. Even cheerios says that a serving is a cup but if I use my scale it is only like 3/4 of a cup or less.

Hope everyone is well!! --Sumi

dollypie
01-31-2007, 06:40 PM
Sumisan, I don't use fitday for that reason. I like calorieking.com much better. I actually splurge and bought the software for $30 and it updates it with new products every now and then. You can create your own reciepes and save them so you and add them later. I put some of staple on their like my low cal chocolate cake and lowfat muffins. If I do use the prepackaged stuff I never use as much butter and even sub olive oil at times. Calorieking does not track all the vitamin requirements, but it does the essentials. I find it more user friendly.

marbleflys, when you do pushups do your wrists hurt, mine usually do after the first five and then I quit because it hurts so much.

I with you SD Gal...if it Friday yet?

sumisan
01-31-2007, 07:34 PM
THanks dollypie I wil check it out!!

Ok anyone else CANT do a push up besides me? LOL

SD Gal
01-31-2007, 08:28 PM
do push-ups purely for the vanity reasons.....they help keep the boobies from drooping, (i'm a 36-veryfull C), they help to prevent the puffy BRA-OVERHANG backfat, I have many thin-knit tops that are close-fitting---I have no desire to run around in a tunic-top that makes me look like I'm wearing draperies. and the push-ups work the tri-ceps so the arms stay firm.

I also do this exercise I saw on the Firm tape....you hold a dumbbell overhead and work it side to side...I didn't KNOW i HAD those little muscles.

I've started doing plieas (sp) on toes (2nd position ballet like they show on the Fluidity commercial)....I hold onto my dresser....this exercise I feel in my buttisimo and inner thighs...I do 2 sets of 12 reps, its harder than it looks.

ROFL. You sound like me. :high: bra overhang. LOL. Before I started losing, I was a 38D.. Now, I'm a 38C.. how, I just dont know, but I am! :carrot: I hate having big girls and I would really like to be about a 36C.. I'd be happy there.

I'll have to try the dumbell thing.. I've decided to wait to walk.. hubby said he'd go with me tonight. As I sit and munch rice snacks from the bag.. I am reminded I should be counting points.. but.. I only had like 4 so far today.. so I think I'm clear. lol

FIT2BABRIDE
01-31-2007, 09:16 PM
hello all,

i would love to join your group. i'm new to this site. i'm getting married in Nov if i can find a place for my reception.

my goals for Feb
6 miles a week on my elliptical:carrot:
5 lbs off by March 1
Find a venue for my wedding reception :dizzy:

can anyone tell me how i can add my signature at the end of each post?:?:

Canuk4
01-31-2007, 09:27 PM
Sumi congrats on your loss, big or small, it still counts.

Well I started the Aquafit class this morning, boy talk about a workout, my butt is sore, I was so shocked, as the last class I went too a while back was very tame compared to this. We went steady for 45 mins. it was great. I think I will leave the rest of my exercises till tomorrow, very tired tonight and wanting to munch. Can't decide whether to go to bed or watch tv. Even after my dancing and walking, getting in over 3 miles yesterday, I weighed the same this morning. Getting really frustrated as I am being really good with my food as well.

Surprised my knee is not too bad tonight after the water exercises.

Sumi I don't weight everything, but try and measure as accurately as possible. Sumi I can't do a push-up to save my life, so were two of a kind.

Marbleflys, I can't understand how you can eat low cal muffins and cakes and still loose. I know it depends on what else you eat. I am still having problems with getting the smoothies right, what does everyone put in them and how much of each item? Well as I am going cross-eyed I better sign off. Have a good one everyone.

Miss ya Jasmine, but understand you have to take care of family first!
Sharon S.

marbleflys
02-01-2007, 01:24 PM
hmmm, did I say that I ate low-cal cakes and muffins? I usually don't post my foods....I bring soup for lunch mostly/fruit and oatmeal, only drink herbal tea at work...I caffienate at home.

Goals for February.....cardio/wts. (interval training)....3.5-4 hours per week
think...before I eat...(too much stuff at work, pickpickpick)
drink 4 12 oz. cups of tea everyday at work...I never consume enough liquid, unless it is wine....
S-T-R-E-T-C-H!!

I did 38 mins. this morning of cardio/wts & 15 push-ups before I kissed the carpet....I'm at my heaviest dumbbells (15# each) for some exercises, but I don't think I lift 20's....I wish they made like a 18# one...

SD Gal
02-01-2007, 03:39 PM
hello all,

i would love to join your group. i'm new to this site. i'm getting married in Nov if i can find a place for my reception.

my goals for Feb
6 miles a week on my elliptical:carrot:
5 lbs off by March 1
Find a venue for my wedding reception :dizzy:

can anyone tell me how i can add my signature at the end of each post?:?:


Welcome!! You can do it!! When are you getting married? I wish I'd found 3FC again before my wedding. Its a great source of support, these gals are fantastic. :D If you go up to the top of the page, where you log in, you see private messages, click on that.. then when you get into the new screen, if you look to the left bar, you can see to update signature, your profile, pictures, etc..

marbleflys
02-01-2007, 04:26 PM
ohsorry, Fit2b....I didn't mean to ignore your question....there is a section in the beginning of the forum that gives specific instructions for the CP where you set up your tracker.

congrats on your upcoming wedding and gameplan.

stopeating
02-01-2007, 08:23 PM
Hello everyone! I know I haven't been on the site very often the last few weeks. I've been talking about it for awhile, but tomorrow is my last day of work and I start my new position Monday. I gave a 4 week notice so I've had time to prepare, but I still do not feel ready. They are having a party for me tomorrow and a lot of people are expected. I did agree to work until March 2 nights and weekends and train a new person for the position. Both jobs are huge so I am going to be sooooo busy but I can do it as long as I know when the end will be. No sleep for the month of February! ;)

I went to a department meeting at my new job. They were so welcoming. That really helps the transition. I am very much appreciated where I'm at so I am leaving my comfort zone but being around the new team for a day helped me. I know I'm doing the right thing.

Anyway I'm excited to say that I lost 2 pounds this week!:carrot: I don't lose weight very fast and this is the first loss since the beginning of January!!! I will be on televised meetings with my new job and everyone keeps teasing me about the camera adding the pounds. They know I worry about it. My first official meeting is in a week. Maybe I will lose a little more before.

I really need to exercise. I've been slacking in that area. Also my house is a mess and I feel really tired right now. I'm not sleeping well. A lot of stress and a horrible sinus infection. The doc put me on 2000 mg of amoxicilian each day. She said it's one of the worse infections she's seen. Anyway started it Monday and still don't feel good.

I read everyone's post and you are all so inspirational! :) I'm glad I have my cyber buddies to go through this with.:dizzy:

JasonsLea
02-02-2007, 12:39 AM
HI LADIES! I missed you guys SO much! How are you all doing?

SD Gal
02-02-2007, 01:49 AM
Hi Girls.. Well I'm just SO ANGRY with myself.. My friend referred me to this place for soup & I went and bought this mexican meatball soup.. it smelled so good.. had veggies in it and all.. I had one bowl of it & half a flour tortilla.. GROSS. It was oily and heavy and my stomach feels like I ate an entire buffet. I would bet money that I'm up in weight tomorrow.. grr.. :mad: And.. I didn't walk today, I've walked nealy every day for the past three weeks (I missed two days). I just thought, I'll just take today off. STUPID.

I'm SO GLAD WI isn't officially until next Tuesday. I'm so angry with myself, lazy and I really chose crap food tonight :tantrum: ...

I'll be back on task tomorrow.. it has to get better.. I swear. :tape:

stopeating
02-02-2007, 11:22 AM
Hi Jasonslea! Haven't heard from you in awhile.:hug:

SDgal- you are being way to hard on yourself. It is actually good to have something once in awhile. It tricks the body so it doesn't think you are trying to lose weight. So many times I've done the same thing. Doing really well for a long period of time, then having something I regret. So many times I end of losing more weight than I expected a few days later (don't weigh today if you can help it!) ;)

sumisan
02-02-2007, 11:37 AM
stopeating and sdgal: i just read an article on that! Alot of people attest to this really working. Not going overboard or anything but just eating a bit more to trick your body. :D i like the mentality.

marbleflys
02-02-2007, 11:53 AM
Hey ladies.....check out the Hungrygirl website today... (chew on this section), they have some delicious sounding skinny recipes for superbowl snacks.

Mimi....al ot of restaurant mexican is high in sodium....soup is not that bad an extra and 1/2 of a tortilla is less than a slice of cake (isn't it)?

I got home from work yesterday and was changing clothes...I slipped into these "yoga pants" with the wide waistband top you can fold down low (yeahright)... I lifted up my sweatshirt, sat the pants mid-hip and STARED AT MY MID-SECTION...gasp! it isn't the size of Nicole Ritchie's, but it's a very noticable reduction....I felt like I finally achieved something....(i've been working out every AM since Jan. 2).

Today was workout #28....37 mins. of hard cardio/wts./ push-ups and I stretched. I feel inspired to not quit....I've managed 3.5 hours of exercise this week. Aiming for 4 hours next week. BBL...busyatwork.

SD Gal
02-02-2007, 12:57 PM
stopeating

SDgal- you are being way to hard on yourself. It is actually good to have something once in awhile. It tricks the body so it doesn't think you are trying to lose weight. So many times I've done the same thing. Doing really well for a long period of time, then having something I regret. So many times I end of losing more weight than I expected a few days later (don't weigh today if you can help it!) ;)

I talked to one of the gals at work this morning about that soup and she said that it should never have been oily (gag).. I DID ladel off as much as I could, but it was still gross.. And, I didn't actually eat the whole bowl :( I ate about 3/4 cup of the rice and half the tortilla.. You're right, I am probably being too hard on myself. But I know better, too. And, I'm not incredibly strict on my eating, just enough so. I just really want to see this weight come off, that's all..

SD Gal
02-02-2007, 01:05 PM
Mimi....al ot of restaurant mexican is high in sodium....soup is not that bad an extra and 1/2 of a tortilla is less than a slice of cake (isn't it)?

I got home from work yesterday and was changing clothes...I slipped into these "yoga pants" with the wide waistband top you can fold down low (yeahright)... I lifted up my sweatshirt, sat the pants mid-hip and STARED AT MY MID-SECTION...gasp! it isn't the size of Nicole Ritchie's, but it's a very noticable reduction....I felt like I finally achieved something....(i've been working out every AM since Jan. 2).

Good for you honey!! And thanks. The soup was actually pretty bland.. despite the OIL.. gag... I've been such a good girl..

I'm back on track today, however..

dollypie
02-02-2007, 05:55 PM
Good Afternoon Ladies,

Had a good workout today! My plan tomorrow is to stay on track tomorrow. We are going to eat Mexican food so I will probably get fajitas or grilled fish. My biggest down fall is always the chips...I need to be careful.

:welcome: FIT2BABRIDE!!!!! What part of Texas are you from?

Jasmine31
02-02-2007, 07:28 PM
Just wanted to step in and say hi to all. I don't have time to read and am bummed out with all the crap with Kass. It is even affecting my weight! :(
We did get our taxes today and Joey is supposed to pick up the car tonite! I really hope so!!

I hope everyone else is doing well and losing!

stopeating
02-02-2007, 08:01 PM
Hi everyone! Well I got done with my last official day of work. I am a crying mess. I have a ton of cards and haven't had the nerve to read them yet. I feel so sad right now. Someone gave me a bottle of wine also. I think I will take a bath, drink the wine, read the cards, and have a crying fest. :) Too emotional huh? Yeah, I even surprised my co-workers and made them cry. Actually it's pretty funny in retrospect and I know we will laugh about it in a week or two.

Today I had deep fried brownie bites and deep fried cookie dough! Wow, what an incredible sensation!!! And yes, in no way is it a diet food, but still wow!!! ;)

SD Gal
02-02-2007, 08:26 PM
[quote=dollypie]Good Afternoon Ladies,

Had a good workout today! My plan tomorrow is to stay on track tomorrow. We are going to eat Mexican food so I will probably get fajitas or grilled fish. My biggest down fall is always the chips...I need to be careful.[quote]

I looove chips and salsa (real salsa with lots of cilantro..).. Mexican is my downfall.. but I can have healthy mexican, right? :D

SD Gal
02-02-2007, 08:28 PM
Hi everyone! Well I got done with my last official day of work. I am a crying mess. I have a ton of cards and haven't had the nerve to read them yet. I feel so sad right now. Someone gave me a bottle of wine also. I think I will take a bath, drink the wine, read the cards, and have a crying fest. :) Too emotional huh? Yeah, I even surprised my co-workers and made them cry. Actually it's pretty funny in retrospect and I know we will laugh about it in a week or two.

Today I had deep fried brownie bites and deep fried cookie dough! Wow, what an incredible sensation!!! And yes, in no way is it a diet food, but still wow!!! ;)

Well sounds like you deserve that bottle of wine! ;) So enjoy..

Canuk4
02-03-2007, 12:09 AM
Stopeating, you deserve to have your wine and a nice bath and a good cry, just remember you will see them again and you have a great new job to look forward too!

Marbleflys, congrats on the new look!

SDGal, see I told you it would be okay, you are always on plan, so a little slip for you is nothing. And I have also read that eating a little more helps the body realize it is not starving and can end up in a weight loss.

Jasmine, I feel so bad for you, things will get better, it is just that it cannot happen in an instant, when our kids hurt we hurt. It's good the taxes are back and the car might be there tonight. Just think of all the things you can do with a car. It will save you so much time, going from one place to another, especially when filling out and handing in documents and trying to get there, before they close. Things will get better hon, just have a little faith and pray about it, I still pray for you all and that Kass will get straightened out. We miss you, you can talk to us, you know, were here for you.

Dollypie, you are doing so good, just remind yourself of that and you will have a good Mexican dinner.

Well I went to Aquafit again today and worked my big butt off, I was also down to 227.5 today, hope it sticks. Had a boughten pizza tonight, just one of the one person kind, it was good, but I counted it, but still felt guilty eating it. Had two drinks too. We went shopping after aquafit, got a new sink and vanity for the bathroom, new stick down tiles for the floor and new taps. We must of been to five different stores looking for different stuff, we actually got an angel for our Xmas tree for $10. ours disappeared, like a lot of stuff around here. Got my dad his Advil, he is finally starting to feel better. Tomorrow we get another quote on the windows. Should be interesting. It is supposed to be minus 18 here tonight. A wee bit chilly, we have a little snow, maybe 3 or 4 inches, but it is bad when the wind gets blowing, very cold.

I am trying to eat as normal as possible, so after I lose, I don't put the weight back on, this has happened to me before, I find it hard and my calorie count is only about 1000 and I know it should be at least 1200, I hope I can get it back up soon and still continue losing.

Have a good weekend everyone.
Sharon S.

stopeating
02-03-2007, 09:42 AM
Thanks Sharon and SDgal. I will admit that my eyes are sooo swollen today lol. :) I'm writing thank you cards and feel it starting again. My husband keeps asking me what I'm going to wear. He so knows how to distract me!

It is in the negatives here today also.:( I want to go to the mall but the roads are bad. I think I'm going to chance it and just go real slow.

Sharon I know exactly what you mean. When I have a good loss I seem to allow myself to indulge and put it back on. I actually lost two pounds and I am so geeked! I can actually tell the difference in my clothes and had a lot of people ask me about losing weight.:)

I hope to get in some serious exercise today. I did 65 minutes on Thursday and have a goal of 1200 minutes for the month. Hope I can do it. I don't think I will make my valentine goal with another 5 pounds still, but maybe by the end of the month - my b-day.

Keep warm everyone!

stopeating
02-03-2007, 09:43 AM
PS Chips and salsa is my BIGGEST downfall!!!:o lol

sumisan
02-03-2007, 10:53 AM
hi everyone! :) Not much to say here, no more loss, I was hoping to be down to 180 but alas 181.5 in my nickers, I figure they weigh at least a half a pound right? LOL hahahaha Had a bought with some yummy cheese bisquits and ended up calling them dinner to help with the calorie count. I guess it was my calorie loading day, oh well. I am getting a bit nervous about this surgery I am having done on tuesday, but I am trying to keep my mind off it. :( To bad the boards slow down on the weekend.

--Sumi

Smart Blonde
02-03-2007, 04:01 PM
I've just joined 3FC and just wanted to say Hi:D I'm 64 years young (and i've done this dieting thing many times before). My current weight is 188 and I'd like to get down to at least 150 (I'm 5'6"). I live in the Philadelphia 'burbs (home of the cheese steak and hoagie).

All for now--

"Smarty":D

loveandlaughalways
02-03-2007, 10:28 PM
:wave: Hi i'm so sorry I have been "in cognito" for a while not sure what I have been really doing; life just got busy!! My husband is home from work due to surjery (need I say more :D ) The doctor is doing more tests on me for my foot and I have been trying to keep myself busy.

I have gotten down to 177 this week which is not quite where I was before Christmas, but I haven't gained a whole bunch either and I seem to be loosing again. Trying to eat more fat free yogurt with my diet which is good for my bones and my healthy eating plan.

Miss you all, Lori

Canuk4
02-04-2007, 01:51 AM
Welcome Smarty, age isn't a factor here, young and younger are always welcome, speaking from experience!

Lori, good to hear from you again, we missed you too. Sounds like your going along steadily with the weight loss - Congrats. It's diferent when your hubby and you are both home and it's not a weekend. Hope you both get better soon. That foot problem is really lasting, hope the doc finds out more for you.

Jasmine, come on back to us, we are your sounding board and will support you. We need to know your okay. This really is not like you, I am worried about you and the family.

Well I was 227.5 again today, got a few more calories in as well, sure I hit the 1200 mark. I did not get my exercising done, was gone from ten this morning till 6 tonight, then made supper and just vegged out, it was 8pm by then. So I will count today as my rest day, instead of tomorrow. Did not do good with the water either, only got about half drank. Oh well lets hope for a better day tomorrow. Have a good day everyone.
Sharon S.

stopeating
02-04-2007, 10:00 AM
Okay it is in the negatives here and a huge blizzard. We had a 70 car pile up on the expressway. I just missed it and was able to exit just before hitting it! Dumb me I was determined to go to the mall, I have this huge list of things to do. Anyway I got there in quadruple the time, just took it slow and steady. I also went grocery shopping. I wouldn't let the rest of my family leave the house. My husband is a really good driver, but I can't ride with people in this type of weather, I need to be in control. The driver might throw me out because I will drive him crazy!;)

I seriously doubt the kids will have school tomorrow. We have 2 of my 3 step children this weekend. My dh's ex will demand that we take them home even though it is an hour away. She was suppose to drop off my 3rd step child yesterday and she started out and realized it was to bad and said forget it. I'm sure it won't be a two-way street though. You would not believe how bad she has been behaving. For the first time ever - six years - I told her off. She was so rude and beligerent. Normally it is directed at my dh but this time he wasn't available and she actually did it to me. I don't tolerate it like he does. I told her to listen here b****, don't call my house and speak to me or my family that way. You do not order us around or speak to any of us that way. She made a sound like someone kicked her in the stomache. I said goodbye and hung up.

I do not speak that way and it is not my nature. I told my family and friends and they were doing headstands they were so excited. She deserves so much more and gets away with so much. The police are still investigating the identity theft, so I will let you know when I hear anything. She will probably get away with that also.

Welcome Smarty!:)

loveandlaugh - so good to hear from you!!!:hug:

Sumisan - The board does get quiet on the weekends. Usually it's my best time because I run around cleaning and checking the computer. Week days are harder with work, meals, kids, etc., but I know everyone has different schedules. I like to read the whole link on the weekends so it's like reading a book. ;)

Sdgal - how are you? You are so inspiring, you've been doing great on your diet!!!!:D

canuk - You are still doing great! Keep it up!! I didn't exercise yesterday either.

Canuk4
02-05-2007, 02:34 AM
Hi Girls, lets see if I can keep this short! It was a good day for food and exercise, did 30 mins floor and 2 miles walking ab tape. Ate pretty good, got my calories in and just had one chewy bar.

Sumi, did you tell us you were having an operation? Because I am sorry but don't remember reading it. Anyhow, try some deep breathing when you start to get uptight and just think, the sooner its over the better. Again I say that, speaking from experience. Still waiting for a date on my surgery.

Stopeating, you don't need the extra stress right now from an X, especially when your starting a new job tomorrow. And good for you for not taking any S*** from her you don't deserve it.

That is it for tonight, have a good day tomorrow.
Sharon S.

miafluker
02-05-2007, 08:44 AM
link for new week
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1561244&posted=1#post1561244

for everyone that just joined we start a new thread every sunday