Carb Counters - Weekly Chick Chat Jan 29- Feb 4/07

01-29-2007, 09:52 AM
Good Morning :coffee:

Im down 9lbs this week. Im so excited!! This is exactly what I needed to keep going today :) :dance:

My first week is done, on with the second.....and here is to more lbs dissappearing :cheers:

Lots planned for today, Im suppose to finish a set of magnets for a customer, then sit most of the day learning yet another new program we've bought :rolleyes: My brain gets tired :lol:

Have a great day ladies.....

Brenda.........where are you and what are you doing???

01-29-2007, 11:15 AM
Robin, that is so awesome. 9 lbs., I know you must feel wonderful, WTG.

I'm actually down a lb. from last week. Yippee, was scared of gaining.

My DD missed the school bus this morning, I was getting dressed to take her to school and a friend showed up and took her. I was so glad not to have to get out in the cold.

Do any of you log your food in fitday? I just started using it. It tracks carbs too. I like it. I also like the using the journal there and not writing all my stuff on paper now.

I gotta go feed all the animals. Hope everyone has a great day.

Arkansas Kel
01-29-2007, 11:34 AM
Hello all, just a quick drop by to announce TOM has ended and another pound fell off. Don't know where it fell off, not looking for it!

Tonight I work with hostile nurse for the 1st time since we had "words." I wasn't wrong, but I have to psych myself up cause I gotta face her tonight again. Must put on my B^t@h hat again. I will, I just dread it. I hate working around someone who has to have a fight going all the time.

Way to go RobinW! It always helps motivate when the scale is moving on down!

Lilly: Glad your new plan is working out so far. I'm sure you'll be prudent and watch the scale. I don't see anything wrong with anyone who isn't overweight having whole grain foods. HOWEVER, I can't think of one good reason anyone's body needs twinkies? Or regular Coke. Or potato chips. I think you'll be fine. Look forward to your posts about your new low calorie adventures! Atkins I don't think ever meant for us to stay on "induction" for life. I think he meant for us to find our own paths. You've found one.


01-29-2007, 11:43 AM
Kel, thanks. I'm not having coke, cake or twinkies or chips. I'm mainly eating whole grains, fruits, veggies ,low-fat dairy and having less tummy problems. Eating less meat that is for sure. Have totally skipped the eggs for last 6 days. I hope that the rest of you all will be able to slowly increase carbs better than I did with the phases of Atkins. I don't think I ever moved passed OWL. It was my own fault, I didn't work the plan like I should have. I just wanted the wt . off as quick as possible. In hindsight, I should have took it slower and made the increases correctly so my body would adjust like it should have. I should have never reached maintenance only being able to eat 35 carbs without gaining. Hindsight is definitely 20/20. I read the book a few times and knew what I was supposed to do, the lure of losing it quickly was just too tempting for me. Atkins definitely works, I didn't work it like it was intended.

01-29-2007, 12:09 PM
Hey Ladies,

I'm pretty pumped this morning. I'm down 9.5 lbs. I even woke up slightly bloated which would normally urk me, but it actually makes me happy cause it most likely means I'm down even more than 9.5 which gives me excited butterflies!

Way to go Robin!!!! I hear ya with the one week down one to go. I was going through recipes yesterday that are low carb but not meant for induction and my husband wanted to know when I would be making them and I had to keep explaining to him that none of it was allowed 'til next week....arrgghhh

Kel-you can do've been brave before, you can do it again. If she urks you take a deep breath right to your toes and remember to let it go....I bet if you remember to breath all throughout the shift, she will have little effect on you.

Lily, good goin on that 1lb! Just think, now that your at your goal weight you get to play with your food combos to see what works for you instead of doing it during weight loss and stalling out during a process that benefits from momentum. I would rather do it the way you've done it than the other way...but that's a personality thing, and I think that everyone is different and has to do it the way they are comfortable.

Have a fabulous day beautiful people


01-29-2007, 12:14 PM
I use fitday. I tried using the online version and I found it slow, so I paid for the download and prefer that version.

It does alot of things and I'm trying to take advantage of those features. I like how it charts your progress and gives you projections. At the beginning of the week when I dropped 8 lbs in 2 days it projected that if I kept goin like that, in 12 weeks I would weigh 3 The projections have gotten more reasonable since then!

01-29-2007, 12:33 PM
Tracy, you are right. I did feel "safer" to change up my program now after maintaining for almost 7 months. Before, I just didn't want to "mess with a good thing". I knew it was working so why change it. I do like my new food choices, but I know there will be times when I want to grab for that extra piece of chicken/pork chop/steak and won't be able to. It's ironic that I love baked potatos and couldn't eat it on Atkins. I can eat it now, but not sure I want it since I loved it smeared with full butter and sour cream and I can't have those now. Plain and simple, there are sacrifices made no matter how you choose to lose wt. and maintain it. But, it's worth it. I'd rather watch my food for the rest of my life than be unhealthy and obese again.

Tracy, that is too funny. I sure hope you don't drop down to 3 lbs. LOL.

I love using fitday and I'm slow at it for now. I have lots of time anyway. I am programming all mine and DD's food in it. I'm packing her lunch and making her breakfast before school. She is currently 5' 5 1/2 inches and weighs 135. Which is in the "normal" category. Like me she has slim hips and legs wears size 3-4jeans that snap below the waist, but she has a 35 inch waist. She is trying to exercise on the treadmill and is trying to lose at least 10 lbs. She started Atkins when I did and got down to 108 and size 1 jeans. Her waist got down to 28 inches at that time. She went off program big time and ate everything in site for a while and gained back all she had lost and a few extra lbs. to boot. She really doesn't have any womanly curves yet. She is 14. We started her this time with 2000 cal's a day to see how it goes. It may need adjusting according to if she is losing wt. or not. I know that age 14 needs a lot more cal's than I do at age 46. I wish there was a nutritionist in our area to help me figure out what would be the best amt. for her. My family dr. is an idiot and told us she only should eat 1200 cals a day to lose wt. I am not going to starve my child. Of course,he is the same one that put me on a 1400 cal a day ADA diet before I started Atkins. I lasted 3 days, was starving and went back to eating whatever I wanted. (which was McDonalds, KFC and Taco Bell). My wt. went up instead of down.

Truthfully , when I started Atkins it was the best possible choice for me. I couldn't have done calorie counting at the time and lost weight. I would have felt like I was starving. It was a great comfort to me knowing that if I felt hungry that I could eat more as long as it was low carb. I can't tell you how many times I ate 3 pork chops or 4 pieces of chicken. I'd pile my salad high with ham, eggs and cheese and full fat ranch dressing. I never went hungry and dropped the wt. So it was perfect. I'd often eat 6 deviled eggs at a time. It really wasn't hard to skip the bread, when I could have as much bacon , eggs and sausage as I needed to be full. For people like me that really needed a lot of food, it was great. I see so many people on these boards posting that they are "starving". I also wonder why they don't give Atkins a shot. It does allow for more food and no need to go hungry when you don't have to. Atkins takes such a bad rap. I have been made to feel like I was stupid for doing Atkins. Many people don't understand it. I don't regret doing it for one second to lose my wt. God forbid, I ever need to lose wt. again, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

01-29-2007, 01:13 PM
Sorry for the double post,

I think a big advantage for me now with doing Atkins first, is my body was used to maintaining on 2300 cal's a day with Atkins (I figured up my typical Atkins food day on Fitday ) . So, I can and am maintaining now on more cal's than most of the maintainers eat. I'm not starving and the switch wasn't near as drastic as if I'd started counting calories from the start. Of course, I'm treading the waters slowly and didnt' just immediately switch to 2300 cals with as many carbs as I wanted. I was surprised to see I'm down a lb. I will eventually find the right number of cal's for me to maintain without losing more wt. Right now, my wt. is such that losing a few lbs. while I get it figured out won't hurt a thing.

01-29-2007, 01:43 PM
I know what you mean about the bad rap Lily.
Before I started atkins a second time I did a bunch of research on Ketosis, because back when I got criticised for doing this program, I kept seeing these rants about the bad effects of ketosis. What I found facinating was that the negative rants and articles I read against ketosis and a low carb lifestyle were written by people who have something to lose by the entire population switching to a low carb lifestyle like nutritionists, and doctors doing research for the government. These people's and organizations' worlds would be sent into a tailspin if some indisputabe research became public that their prescious food pyramid was not in fact a good way to eat and has made us all fat. I found the people who had positive things to write about low carb and or ketosis were scientists working indipendently without anything to win or lose by their findings.....when I put that together was the moment I realized it was time for me to get back on track without fear for my health.
I don't feel deprived, and the thought of a low fat 1200 calorie diet makes me shutter.
Fitday is a great way to putwhat your eating into perspective and keep track of your goals.... and it figures out your net carbs!
Has anyone found a program that will figure out the nutritional values of a recipe?

01-29-2007, 03:07 PM
You did great Tracy ...Awesome going on the 9.5lbs!!!!

Kel...dont go looking for it! :lol: WTG girl!

Lily, I used to use fitday when I first started Atkins, and I loved it. But Im too much the kind of person with the all or nothing attitude. Which I am working on. So for now, Im just logging my food into a booklet, keeping track of points (weight watchers) This gives me more flexability, and I cannot see the total carb and fat counts.

Im using ww points, making low carb choices, no refined sugar, or white stuff. Its working very well for me right now. Im able to have a sweet treat in the evening thats loaded with fibre and protein.

Im finding also that making the lower fat choices is helping with the way Im feeling. The true test will be at the end of the 3 week mark. That is usually when I start to have lots of troubles when Im doing strictly atkins. So far so good...Im feeling good too.

beach bum
01-29-2007, 03:12 PM
Hi Ladies:)

We were on the run again,want to the Mall it find some kitchen chairs that need replacement. We 're sitting on my card table chairs right now.Only going to buy 2,as we don't have any company and if we do we always the the other chairs to but around the kitchen table.

Weight is stalling can't get down, don't know whether to add More or less carbs. Leo tells my to stop eating low carb bread prods,but the things I eat for breakfast[pancakes,oatmeal & muffins]are all made of the main ingredient ground almonds.No flour involved.

Thanks:thanks: Lily & Robin for your advice on the thread I posted this morning.I'm going to take your advice and stay away from bread products along with high fat products. I'm going to have lunch at breakfast like Lily suggested.I really appreciate you helping me.

Robin-Big Big :congrat:congrats on your 9 lb weight loss that it :carrot: awesome:carrot: and thanks:thanks: again for helping me get my weight loss back on track.

Lily-Congrats:cheers: on your weight loss also. I'm going to W-I on Friday this week,as the scale is not moving.Thanks:thanks: for your input & help .

Kel- Don't:no: let people get you down,just try to keep away from her.There must be something :chin:wrong with her,if she can be nice to her fellow co-workers.

Tracy-Wow You too,that awesome:cheer: losing your 9.5 lbs. Yikes!!! I have to look at your menus to see,what tricks are working for you.Maybe I should go back to fitday also. I used to use it,but like you said it was too slow for me.

Have a great day ladies

Hugs :) BB

01-29-2007, 03:16 PM
Tracy, Atkins does take a bad rap. Many people don't realize how effective it is at taking the wt. off and therefore improving their health. My liver specialist is the one that recommended me to use the low carb approach to wt. loss. I told him that I was doing Atkins and he didn't have a problem with it at all. He was very knowledgeable about LC eating. It took me a long time to realize that Obesity is often a result of high carb diets where your blood sugar plummets soon after a meal causing you to feel hungry and want to eat again. With a diet higher in fat and protein you normally don't have this blood sugar drop that will make you hungry again very quickly. I agree, I can't and won't live on only 1200 calories a day, I'd starve.

My motto now is : I can eat low carb, I can eat low fat, I can eat low calorie but the one thing I can't do is go hungry. Whatever it takes, short of hunger, I'll do it. We are all different and have to tweak our program to what suits our needs and continues to let us shed the pounds or keep them off.

robin, I never did wt. watchers points . I did do the WW about 25 yrs. ago and took wt. off before they had the point system. WW is a sound program and has helped millions to lose weight.

BB, I hope you have some encouraging results this next week from changing up your menu a little to leave out the bread. While I was losing wt. the fastest, I didn't eat bread at all. I did eat fruit and it didn't affect me adversely like bread did. Others here do say that fruit stalls them but it didn't me for some reason. Oh those LC breakfast bars with all the sugar alcohols and sugar-free candy didn't cause me to gain but would cause me not to lose that week.

01-29-2007, 04:14 PM
I have to admit to you guys that I get quite excited to see new posts here when I come by! I am enjoying the Atkins thread so much more than any other and have never felt so welcome...I take that as a sign that I'm on the right path and plan! Thank-you all.

BB- Thanks so much for the encouragement and cheers! but I have to tell name is Tracy hee hee :D I was wondering who the heck Terry was in one of your last posts and thought maybe there was someone else around I hadn't met What I was doing last week and will continue this week is full fat/high protein/veggie carbs (net more than 20g). TYpical induction. What I make sure I do is I eat foods I really love....taco salad, chicken wings, ribs, cheese. I do a loose measurement of foods, and seem to stay between 1400-2000 calories. I did not remove coffee cause I love it. I found garlic sausage and such that has no filler or sugar and is pretty lean, and so sometimes for breadfast I just have a few turkey peperoni sticks. Cheese strings are my friend and I change my veggies everyday so I don't get bored. I will add fruit carbs next week (berries) and only eat them in the morning. I was told to keep non-veggie carbs in the morning. I also try never eat past seven...six if I can get away with it. If I have a day on the road I bring sausage cheese pickles (or a few olives) and veggie sticks.
I hope this helps. In terms of FItday I recomend downloading the PC version for's WAY easier to use than the online version.

Robin- You did great too this week! the first time I lost on Atkins I had it paired with WW and I counted my points. I found I was losing 4-5lbs a week if I stuck to atkins and within points. It worked awesome if I didn't fall off plan. Moccachinos are my weekness and they lead to other indulgences....

Lily-that's interesting about your liver specialist because even though eaarly outcries about atkins were about the safety to the kidneys I'm finding now "experts" are trying to scare people with the possibilities of liver problems. I love the fact that it was your liver doctor that recomended it and I will use that information next time some idiot tries to talk me outta this plan.


01-29-2007, 05:22 PM
Tracy, you go right ahead and use my story as ammo when people say Atkins is bad for the liver. I'm facing a liver transplant in the future and my hepatologist recommended low carb. My liver enzymes are now down significantly from doing Atkins. I no longer have any fatty liver disease, only the genetic liver disease for which I will need the transplant. (I don't think you know my health story, but my mom died of liver failure).

It sounds like you are eating the same as I did. I loved the Tyson hot wings. They only had like 1 carb in 6 pieces (which I ate 10 at a meal) and all you had to do was place on cookies sheet and bake for 20 min's. Yummy. I also made them myself with chicken wings rolled in mayonaise mixed with tabasco or Louisiana Hot sauce, still either 0 or 1 carb for bunches of em. String cheese was definitely my friend.

beach bum
01-29-2007, 05:56 PM
Sorry:sorry: Tracy for calling you Terry. Thanks:thanks: for the information on fitday and letting me know what you ate this past week,it worked!! Congrats:congrat:again. Going to change my food journal by eating more protein, and see what happens next week.

Lily-I'm thinking about going back to Induction if I don't loss next week.Thanks:thanks: for telling me about your experience with bread. I really didn't have that much bread either,I made the oatmeal,pancakes & muffins with ground almonds, didn't:no: have any flour in the l/c recipes.Could it be the fat in the almonds?????????Never ate l/c breakfast bars of any kind.

Thanks for your help

Hugs :) BB

01-29-2007, 06:04 PM
BB- no worries about the name thing!
I have talked to a few people each doing different plans from each other who have said that nuts make them gain weight, and it doesn't seem to matter what kind of eating plan they are on. I've also had people report that they've had to choose between grains and nuts but gain if they eat both. Maybe it's that way for you?

Phoenix Song
01-29-2007, 06:41 PM
Hello everybody! I've been AWOL for a few days, so please forgive me for being overwhelmed by the amount of posts! I'm certain that I'll forget to reply to many things, and wouldn't want to upset anybody. :(

Congratulations on everybody that's lost weight this week! YEAH!!! :carrot: Way to go with losing 9 lbs this week Robin! Congratulations to Tracy on losing 9 1/2 lbs! That's amazing!

Also yeah to ArkKel and Lily on their lb loses!! Way to go ladies!

Kel, I hope that you're able to get through your shift with the "mean old bitty" without any problems. I know that it can be an anxious time to meet up again with somebody that you've recently had words with even when you were in the right! I'll be thinking of you and hoping that it goes well.

Lily, I'm so sorry about your mom's death and about your inherited disease. I knew that you were having some gastrointestional issues, but didn't know that you were having these problems with your liver. I pray that you'll be much better and will receive the transplant that you need. I'm sure that your tremendous weight loss has done wonders to improve your chances of beating this disease. **HUGS!!**

PLEASE don't feel as if you have to leave this board because you need to adjust your eating now! You're a huge inspiration to me and I really count on your example and on your advice to help me to lose this weight! I really feel that I could ask you anything about this journey and you would have the answers and the encouragement to me, and I'd miss that a lot!

BB, I've been battling the same problem as you are! Isn't it frustrating to the extreme? I was doing very well for the first two weeks, but since then my weight has stubbornly stalled and hasn't moved a notch! It's so angering to be doing all of the right things and not see any changes in the scale or in the measurements.

I've just been feeling like crying and, honestly, like giving up some of the time lately. I'm trying to keep focused and realize that my body is testing my ability to continue to diet and that I shouldn't allow the fat to win the battle for my health. But this is defeating and feels just awful to me.

Has anybody experienced any problems when drinking the Atkins protein shakes? I've recently added them into my morning food, because frankly the thought of eggs and bacon in the morning has been making me feel nauseous lately. The shakes say that they're 1 net gram of carbs... 4 grams total with 3 grams of dietary fiber that net off. Surely this wouldn't be kicking me off schedule, right? I'm keeping my carbs below 20 for the most part, and don't understand the stall. :(

I've been using the FitDay that you can download to your PC instead of the one on-line. It has more graphs and things and is easier for me to use. I like the ease that it has with keeping chart of your food and exercise logs. I'd recommend it especially since it's only like $19.95 for the program.

Well, I need to be getting. There's no need in me continuing to cry all over you all. I'll try to keep my chin up and my eyes focused straight ahead!

:wizard: Barb

01-29-2007, 07:49 PM
I've had that feeling before and it sure makes a person wanna quit. What calorie range are you targeting? when do you quit eating? Have you gone for a massage? (sometimes doing something nice for ourself can kick start the brain into doing what we want, and there's great research to say that massage can help with weight loss cause it releases toxins and helps mental well being and many other benefits.) Do you take the recommended supplements?

Thanks for the encouragement by the way. I'm sure I can speak for others by saying cry on us all you need to...I'm sure we all will or have taken our turn. I've learned in the past few days that this is the right place for support for sure!

keep your chin up!


01-29-2007, 09:14 PM
Hello everyone,

I still have not gotten the knack of replying individually to everyone, but I am reading ...

BB, glad the big C is on the run.

Lilly, I think even with adding in other foods and calorie counting you are probably still going to be lower carb than the general population. You are "moderating" your carbs. That is what I tell people when I don't want the lecture on how bad low carb is - I "moderate" my carbs.

Congrats to everyone on the weight loss. I managed to be down two pounds this week. Hoping I can keep it up. I only made 2 of my exercize times this week, wed and thurs were awful at work and I took off friday and had to stay in bed all day from fatigue. I did some stretching yesterday but I can't count that.

JCAHO can walk in unanounced any time now and have more and more demands. It's nerve wracking. Honestly, I am ready get out of the Hospital rat race. It just gets more and more absurd.

By this time next year, I expect that my practice will support me. Then if I want to go dancing on a tuesday evening till midnight, I can sleep in cause I make my own schedule.

Plus by this time next year I wil have been at goal for a while ...

Puttin' it out there to the universe!


01-29-2007, 10:47 PM
Ok ladies, well i made it through day one. i slept through my alarm this morning so i did not get to go to the gym which made me really mad. i am so excited cause i know that the weight is just going to fall off. i need to find some way to make it to walmart soon so i can buy some groceries. I am going to be getting my schedule changed soon so i will be getting off at 6 rather than 8, those 2 hours will make a huge difference. well i am off to drink my shake and watch pirates 2, i just love johnny depp.

01-29-2007, 11:02 PM
Robin ! WOW congratulations! That may just be the good news I needed to get my butt in gear again. have fallen off the wagon big time. I think I'm ready to get back on now!
BeachBum - I think a big part of my problem in stalling for so long was the nuts. I slowly started using spoonfuls of peanut butter as a snack here and there and then handfuls of mixed nuts. I loved it because they really fill you up but I also think they stalled me big time. I would cut all of that out for a while again.

Phoenix Song
01-30-2007, 12:23 AM
Hello everybody! I want to first apologize for having posted when I was in such a defeatist mood earlier. I try to only post when I feel encouraged, because I don't want to lower the mood. However, since I'm not one of those naturally optimistic and bubbly people it's not always an easy feat for me! ;)

Thank you so much Tracy for the encouragement and support! :hug: I also thank you Robin for the support that you gave me over on the Chicks in Control section! :hug: It really means so much to me to know that I can come over here and vent a bit to people that understand how frustrating and difficult weight management can be! I appreciate your thoughtfulness and consideration! I was upset because I thought that my lack of weight loss after the 2nd week must mean that I was "failing" to successfully diet AGAIN... and that was heartbreaking for me.

I've been scowling through the site for suggestions and recipe ideas and I came across something that has really encouraged me tonight! I'm sure that it'll also encourage others that experience that big stall in weight loss. It's an article that explains how your body actually masks your weight loss for some time in order to maintain it's "normal" weight! Here is the link:

I hope that it encourages others just as it has done to me tonight. Because of this I know that if I keep on doing what I'm doing that I'll out-wait my body's stalling tactics and eventually win the "Battle of the Bulge"! It also is an excellent reminder about the absolute necessity of water and plenty of it!

Nona, I'm very sorry that hospital bureaucracy is making life so frustrating and aggravating for you and other wonderful nurses like yourself! It seems to me to be ABSURD for them to make you jump through so many hurdles when your first priority should be towards taking care of your patients and NOT worrying about forms and such. I'm really sorry! It's a shame that because of BS like this many nurses are looking for other jobs or retiring.

On the other hand, it really seems as if you love to dance and are making plans towards supporting yourself doing what you love to do. That's wonderful and very encouraging! Good luck! You're a great reminder to women that they should do what they are passionate about doing in their lives!

ilovemike, way to go on being so energetic and enthusiastic about your exercise and dieting! That's an encouragement to me! I seem to fail to do my exercise early in the morning like I should do before the demands of the family fall all around myself. I'm going to try harder tomorrow and I know that your enthusiasm will carry you as well.

Maggie, I think that you're making a good point about the nuts. They're very hard for me to control portion-wise, so I've eliminated them as well at this point in my diet. I did "splurge" a bit tonight by eating about 1 1/2 tsp of LC peanut butter. I tried something new that I had read and decided to jazz it up with a touch of peanut butter.

I took a paper plate and sprayed a touch of Pam onto it. Then I placed a mozzarella stick in the middle of the plate and microwaved it for a minute and a half. It melted and sort of "crisped" up into almost a flat type of cracker the size of a piece of bread. I then spread a thin, thin layer of peanut butter on it and really enjoyed it a lot! The cheese was only 1 carb, and the peanut butter is 2 net carbs per TB. :carrot: I thought that it was pretty good considering that it was a LC quick-fix snack.

Thanks for listening to me and for being so nice and supportive! I really appreciate you all very much!

:wizard: Barb

01-30-2007, 01:11 AM
Phoenix, feel free to rant anytime you need to. We're here to listen and we all rant at times. Here's my big rant.

My DH brought that beagle puppy home the other day that was to go home with my step-daughter when she comes in March for spring break. So, now we have 13 pups and a mama dog and 2 cats. Anyway, now his XW says that his daughter can't have the beagle puppy. I am furious. She said they always fly Southwest Airlines and no pets are allowed on the flight, not even in cargo area. I think this is probably a big, fat lie. I feel like calling the airline myself and finding out, but it wouldn't do anything but prove she's lying and I'd still be stuck with a pup that I didn't want. I guess I'll be putting an ad in the paper and see if I can at least give it away, it is full-blood. Actually his XW is such a b---h, I think she did this on purpose. She is flying in tomorrow from Las Vegas for her others DD's basketball homecoming, I feel like just showing up with the pup and handing it to the B---h. Sorry for my rant, just needed to vent, DH gets tired of hearing me gripe about the XW.

I wanted to let those of you that are having trouble with wt. stalls in on something I saw about this phenomenon. It said that when losing weight, we often have stalls. It doesn't mean anything is wrong at all. That if you think about it, you aren't just losing the external fat that you see. All of your internal organs must also shrink and rearrange to fit in the now smaller cavity. so, even when wt. stalls for what seems like no reason, it is your own body readjusting itself to accomodate for more wt. loss. I don't know how true this is, but it made sense to me and gave me some comfort when I felt like I was doing everything right and not seeing the results I expected. Hang in there and you will lose the wt. Let your body have time to adjust to the new, thinner you.

01-30-2007, 09:27 AM
Good Morning :snowglobe:

Wow it was cold in the house last night! :eek: Im sitting here all wrapped up in sweaters and blankets, and Im right beside the woodstove! Brrrrrr!

Barb~ Im glad you found that link nasus had posted a while ago. Im also glad it helped with your feelings and mood. That in itself can be diet killer. I actually started taking st. johns wort this month....with all my hormonal issues, and trying and failing to lose weight, it was really starting to get to me. Im finding that it works pretty good. Anyway, Im glad we could help :hug:

Lily~ did your dh ask his ex about the puppy before he bought it? I would never send a dog to my ex's without first making sure it was ok. I know if my ex ever sent one to me, it would cause a major fight between me and my dh. He doesnt like dogs, and I love em!! :lol:

Maggie~ hop back on, we'll help hold on to ya! ;)

Im still doing good with my eating, and exercise. I had a dizzy spell last night after my workout/late snack. I think it was the wrong foods after my workout....I need something a bit slower to digest. I could feel myself working hard, and my legs were shaking pretty good when I was done. Good sign I had a great leg workout. So when I went to eat, I think maybe my body was a bit too, no strawberries/pudding/kashi after a workout. Just a protein drink and a string cheese. :s:

Alright, on with another day....we'll get it done with great success!!! Right?!!! :D

Have a great day ladies!

01-30-2007, 10:21 AM
Good morning ladies!

Sooo I'm a tiny bit frustrated. My husband sometimes works outta town and sometimes in town. He was working outta town since October, out for ten days and home for four. Well He is now working back in town....the problem... I have to tweek my morning routine....this is just it, I HAD A ROUTINE! I'm not good at this type of change since it cuts into my alone time....I work with the public, alone time is crucial. Anyway, it'll sort itself out, but I'm all outta whack.

Barb-you're welcome you can cry to me anytime! I think part of weigt loss is very emotional so I anticipate a few tantrums, sulks, cries, and melencoly days because we're moving into a new life...change is tough, even tougher when we've prepared ourselves for change and it doesn't happen! I read the post you were talking about and between that and what Lily said it all makes alot of sense.

Lily....OMG I don't even know what to say to that. I checked the airline site...she's not lying, but how f****n ignorant. SO she approved this and then changed her mind!!! I would WIG out. This time you get to complain about the ex cause you're left holding the flippin bag, and you can call her a b***h all you want....I'd just punch her. jeez

Robin- way to go with the work out....dizzy may mean you're working too hard. The second snack woulda been better for fat burning anyway. Areya goin for 9 pounds again? You go girl!

Have a great day ladies!

Arkansas Kel
01-30-2007, 10:35 AM
Quick update - the nurse I had "words" with before did work last night. Acted like I was her long lost pal. Wanted to hi five me after we overcame some crap last night (it was a rough night and we all worked together quite well and got through it all!). I guess she complained about me, figured out it would not go anywhere and I'm still in charge of the floor - so I WIN! Or she's plotting secretly and I'll get my surprise later? Hope not. She seemed like she wanted to pal with me which made ME uncomfortable. But I stay professional either way. This story to be continued after a word from our sponsors. ....

beach bum
01-30-2007, 10:41 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

We're preparing for a duzzy of a snow storm starting Thursday Evening.Going to go food shopping Tomorrow. Theres no bread of nuts on my list,thaks ladies for warming me about them.

Tracy-I should of thought of the nuts, when I saw those low carb recipes. Yes I do remember that several woman on another board did mention that nuts was a problem for some people.What was I thinking nuts are fats,and I thought they were healthy substituting them for flour.Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

Phoenix Song-It is frustrating,I lost so nicely after gaining after going on the cruise I lost 8 lbs and than it was Christmas & I went down to my DD's and put 5 lbs back.That the five pounds that I'm struggling with. Its well over a month and can't push that needle on the scale downward. Sending some [[[[cyper hugs]]]]I'm getting to detaste eggs having them every breakfast that why I changed to nuts recipes. Robin suggested having a fruit smoothie for a change. Maybe you could try that. What ever don't give up,we are here for you,and we'll all will succeed the BATTLE of the BULGE. Lily proved that it can be done. So hang in there.

Nona-Thanks for the the kind words about the BIG "C" we're trilled that we can go on with our lives. Bigs Congrats :congrat: on your 2 lbs gone.thats awesome.

Maggie-You might be right about those nuts, I love PB and I'm now sharing them with the mice that go in the traps,now that winter is here I don't don't want them in my house.I do take a 1tb of PB when I feel a craving coming on.It helps so I will continue doing that.

Lily-Thanks so much for posting the article. It does make sense,I'm going to copy and paste to my health folder.For further reference.

Robin-We're going to get the storm and cold weather right after you do, so I'm preparing to make some Hot Chocolate and sit by the fireplace.This is going to be a test,after the beautiful weather we had in Nov Dec and 1/2 of Jan.We have 2 more months until SPRING. I think I could bare the rest of winter.

Have a great one

Hugs :) BB

01-30-2007, 11:00 AM
You know Kel?......sometimes those folks who give you the hardest time, and then you give it right back; they come around. Sometimes. I hope this is one of those times for you. Its been my experience anyway, once they see they can't push you around, they are actually civil, and ok to work with. I'll keep my fingers :crossed:

Tracy, nope not 9 lbs this week, although it would be nice. Im hoping for 4, I'll take 2, but 8 would be awesome :lol:

BB, stay isnt so much snow as it is cold. A little south of here, they got dumped on. But they are happy about it, its ski country there :)

01-30-2007, 12:04 PM this will be interesting. TOM arrived today. My cycle is weird, between 5-6 weeks, so I'm never quite sure of the exact arrival. This means that I made it through the first week of induction through PMS...yay me! It also explains why today I don't feel like I dropped any weight...that fat blob feeling I get the first few days. I will not weigh for a few days so as not to be discouraged, but I have no idea what to expect for next weeks weigh in...

input would be helpful. :^:
thanks everybody

01-30-2007, 12:27 PM
Hi ladies,

Robin,his XW is the one that called begging DH to find her a beagle puppy. She lives in Las Vegas with her boyfriend and DH's 14 yr. old DD. The beagle pups there costed $1200.00. My DH bought this one from a co-worker here in OK. for $30.00. So, we're not out much money, but we do have an extra dog for now. I don't want it as I breed my pure blood labs and don't want to throw a beagle in the mix with them. It just makes me mad that she wanted it and he went to the trouble of getting it and now she says she can't take it.

Tracy, I'm glad you checked out the airline info. for me. I would have always thought she was lying. She flys southwest because it's cheaper, but she could have arranged 1 flight home with a different airline and taken the pup with her.

Anyway, she'll be at the homecoming ballgame we're going to tonite for 17 yr. old step-daughter. I always look so forward to seeing her. I wonder if she will show up dressed like a hooker like she did for 21 yr. old step-daughters RN pinning in December. LOL.

Kel, glad to hear you made it through the night with grouchy nurse. Glad the 2 of you were able to make it through a stressful night together working as a team and it all worked out OK. I've also had co-workers that I dreaded working with and ones that resented my authority as their boss on night shift. It is difficult. A lot of nurses have a lot of emotional baggage with the stress of their jobs.

BB, as for the nuts. When I ate the fatty ones, like peanuts and cashews it posed a problem. The plain roasted almonds didn't pose a problem for me. I did find sometimes I was too generous with my grated cheese. I do love cheese and never measured it. But an ounce isnt' much and mine would turn into more like half a cup at times. My advice would be to watch the cheese, watch the fatty type nuts and bread products and drink lots of water. Up the veggies if need be, it won't hurt you.

01-30-2007, 01:21 PM
Robin,his XW is the one that called begging DH to find her a beagle puppy. She lives in Las Vegas with her boyfriend and DH's 14 yr. old DD. The beagle pups there costed $1200.00. My DH bought this one from a co-worker here in OK. for $30.00. So, we're not out much money, but we do have an extra dog for now. I don't want it as I breed my pure blood labs and don't want to throw a beagle in the mix with them. It just makes me mad that she wanted it and he went to the trouble of getting it and now she says she can't take it.

Well, geez!! Was it her that wanted it or dd? Id say, since the ex asked you for it, you found it and paid for it.......give it to dd anyway! Easier said than done I know. So maybe bring dd over to see the pup? Have her talk her mom into bringing it home? You can certainly arrange for transportation (at HER cost) for the dog. Lots of airlines will take it for you. Well, I wish you the best with this one! Im still shaking my head :lol:

Tracy, I find my pms is pretty much non-existant on atkins/low carb. I still get a bit bloated....and I never weigh myself until its all over with :lol:

Ok, here is what happened to me today....

I wasnt going to post this, just thought, fine I'll get thru it on my own. But as much as Ive tried to get it out of my head....and trying to not let it take up space in my brain, it is. :(

I get an email from the ex this morning. Ok, fine....Ive gotten alot better with these over the last 5 yrs thanks to my wonderful dh.

This one announces he is moving, sold the house, bought a new one, and is moving in with the gf and her 2 boys. Ok....Im still fine. Im happy for him, he's moving on, my dd will have a new "bonus" family that she actually likes, and she tells me there is a hot tub....for her that is just tooooooo cool!! Im still ok with all this.

At the bottom of the email, there is a link to have an arial look at the house. I go (my first mistake) and have a look. In knowing the market where he is, and what we paid for the house he just sold, and the fact that he sold it in 2 days, he probably got pretty close to asking price for it. This house he has just bought is easily in the $250,000 range. Thats just from looking at the flipping roof, and properties around it.

So why am I so damn upset?! I dont miss the S.O.B. one bit!! He's the cheapest crudest jerk Ive ever met. But he is great with our dd. So why am I so upset? Im very happy with my husband, and my marriage, my home, and my little life here. So why....seeing that house piss me off?

I will admit that seeing the picture, made me feel like the fat worthless woman that was married to him for so long. Im mad at myself for feeling like that. Im crying now....thats just great! Im mad at myself for letting him get to me...when I know he is just happy for himself and wants to show off. Ok fine....but I need to get over this. Cripes.....Im going to make some coffee.

Id really love some imput on this ladies. Its old ghosts rearing their ugly heads. This is always the stuff that sets me back, bingeing, and loosing all control. I dont want to do that this time.

01-30-2007, 03:16 PM
Kel- That's a good thing...means you won this round...woohoo! Good luck with the politics....politics is why I opened my own business. I find large groups of women worse than mixed groups.

BB- I'm glad the info was helpful, I just have had so many people lately say that cutting out the nuts made all the difference.

Lily- You make me laugh...I have great images of DH's XW....the slut....hee hee. I still can't believe how frickin inconsiderate that was though....are you having fantasies about punching her out at the ball game...I sure would be, or shoving the beagle puppy up her butt (barring any injury to the pup of course)...Thos are the types of situations I need to learn to breath through....deep breath in and out!

Robin- my heart hurts for you right now. I know a similar feeling, and it's not a healthy one. When I have such thoughts about my ex I just remind myself that when I (enter self sabotaging behaviour here), he's winning, he still has a hold on me and I'm NOT gonna let that happen. f*** him. I rock! and I'm better than that! :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

I think breathing is in order for everyone...deep breath in.......and let it out...repeat as needed. Maybe I'm the one that's gotta breath cause all y'all's stories are getting me worked up today......gotta love hormones!
Have a gret day ladies, I gotta go make some women beautiful!

Big hugs

Phoenix Song
01-30-2007, 05:31 PM
Oh Robin... I'm so sorry about the e-mail and how it made you feel. :hug: I don't have an ex-husband, but I have been the survivor of bad relationships. So I can understand how it might make you feel to see that he's doing so well financially. It's not that you wish him ill, it seems to be quite the contrary especially since he's a good father to your daughter. But there's still a part of you that inwardly grates at this knowledge. I understand that completely.

I hope that talking to us about it has helped you somewhat, and I wish that I knew what to say to ease the feelings that you have about it. I agree with Tracy, though. Please don't allow him to affect you so much that you change your perception of the wonderful woman, wife and mother that you are! That gives him too much power and gives, in effect, your past too much power. You've moved beyond that and although you need to grieve for the person that you were then, you don't want to be sucked down to that position once more. Here's big hugs and hopes that you feel much better now!

I hope that you don't think that I'm too much of a dork if I tell you that I'm sending you out Cheering Charms and Strengthening Solutions to help you get through this period of time? On my Harry Potter forum that's what we send out to our friends during times of stress to let them know that we're thinking of them and are sending them prayers and positive thoughts.

I also agree with Tracy about working with women in groups. Women can be very difficult to work with if there are more than two of them! :D It doesn't always happen, but often times I've noticed a "mean girls" mentality that's just shocking even in grown women.

Lily, I'm so sorry about the beagle! That bites big time! Your husband's ex sounds like a real piece of work! I'm sure that you'd like to tie her to a chair and torture her for a few hours! (Can I help? ;) )

You already have your hands full with the puppies that you have, and I'm sure that you didn't really want to take on another dog. Big hugs! :hug:

BB, I hope that you were able to get all of your shopping and storm-preparations completed before the weather began to turn yucky! In live in Southern Louisiana (right in the middle of Katrina's path), and so I know all about needing to stock up before the storms come through. Please stay warm and safe! Do they expect that you'll get ice and possibly lose power?

Kel, I really had a laugh when I read how the "mean" nurse reacted to you yesterday! It reminded me of this girl that bullied and mistreated me for 2 years in Jr. High school. One day I had enough and clocked her a good one. I NEVER had any problems with her again, and she always made sure to be polite to me. It was very uncomfortable to go from being on her "hit list" to be somebody that she was extremely polite around! Sometimes bullies have to be stood up to and they'll learn not to mess with you. I'm glad that you stood your ground with her!

Well, I'm still in the middle of my stall... but I feel a bit better about it now. I'm trying to remember to add lots and lots of water to my diet just like the article had suggested. I hope that if I continue to diligently wait it out that I'll break through it sooner than later. This is the part of my diet where I'd usually give up and decide that if I was going to suffer without results that I might as well eat what I'd like, but my past behavior won't help me to get the results that I'm looking for! So I'm plodding on and trying to push through the stall even though I sometimes feel like a running-back trying to push through an entire line of defenders. :sigh:

Talk to you all later!

:wizard: Barb

01-30-2007, 05:47 PM
You go Barb!
Pushing through is the only way to go to reach any goal!
I noticed the Harry Potter reference and thought I'd mention that my dogs are named Hagrid (10 lbs) and Madame Maxime (8lbs)....he wears a hefty red leather studded collar and she wears a thick black patten leather crystal encrusted collar....I've tried not to be that annoying small dog person, but I am slowly getting annoying with cute dog crap.
Have a great day

01-30-2007, 06:08 PM
I made it thru the day....just have the evening to get thru. I have successfully kept the eating marathon from happening.

Tracy, Thankyou! Ive printed off your comment, and I've glued it into my journal. Under my rant...which I printed off as well. You know how you know this stuff, and you tell yourself this stuff, but you forget. You will always be able to remind me Thanks :hug:

Barb, you exactly told me what I try to do, and of course being as upset as I was, I didnt remember. Not to give my past any will always remind me too. Cheering Charms and Strengthening Solutions, is perfect, Thank you :hug: Sounds perfect, and it made me smile when I read that.

I talked to my dd this afternoon, (she's at her dads)we talked about the house, and listening to her excitement about it was good for me. Because its really all about her isnt it?!

Im a bit down, and very teary, pms maybe? I think I'll be ok eating wise. I will not let him keep me fat.......he did it for 13 yrs....I think thats enough.

01-31-2007, 03:43 AM
You ladies really have no idea how bad I wanted to smack the XW tonite at the ballgame when she leaned over to me and DH and said "sorry about the puppy thing " and she busted up laughing. It took every ounce of restraint in my body not to pull every hair out of that dumb , bleached head and mop that basketball court with her big old butt. As far as her dressing like a hooker, tonite was better than last time. She did have a very low-cut sleeveless shirt on and a pair of jeans that looked plastered. The best part is she didn't even wear a frigging jacket and it was 22 degrees. LOL. Her nipples were surely hard, but I couldn't tell cause they must have been tucked in the top of them jeans. LOL.

Robin, I am so sorry to hear how you are feeling about the XH situation. I completely understand. Just remember you love your DH, you have a good happy life with him and your DD. With the XH there had to be problems or he wouldn't be the X. Money does not make for a happy life.

I have been in this same situation. My son's dad is an anesthesiologist. We had our problems. He was always controlling. Told me what I was allowed to eat, how much I could weigh, forced me to exercise whether I wanted to or not. Ignored me. Had affairs. You get the picture, he's a jerk. But, he's a rich jerk. He owns his own anesthesia practice and has several CRNA's working under him that he gets a big share of their earnings. He owns a harley davidson dealership, he owns his own restaurant. His house has an Olympic size indoor pool, huge hottub, every amenity. His so-called "cabin" that he comes to on weekends is bigger than the 3500 foot house we live in full-time, he also owns a mansion of a house in Ft. Worth , TX. and a condo in Vail Colorado that he goes to a couple times a yr. for skiing. So, sure I've had my moments of "why didn't things work for us". Why is it I worked full time and helped the sorry SOB through medical school and a new woman that he had an affair with gets to reap the benefits of all his wealth now.Why is that his other 2 kids are living in luxury while I have struggled to support his first child. You can't count the times I've wished he'd be in an "accident" and my son would get the money from him that he's entitled to. At the time we split up, he'd just finished his residency and wasn't making nearly as much as the $500,000 per yr. or more that he makes now. I was awarded $1200.00 per month in child support. I never took him back for more as his income increased. I do know that if my son outsurvives him, that my son will be worth millions. I have copies of all the life insurance papers on him that are for my son as beneficiary. He has equal amt.s for his other 2 kids.

What I'm getting at is that although he is rich, we werent' happy together. I have had my moments of "jealousy" and hard feelings for him and his new wife. For yrs. I blamed myself, thought if only I hadn't struggled with weight issues that we'd still be together. I don't blame myself anymore. I'm happier with how my life has turned out (well usually anyway). I no longer ENVY the money or his new wife. When my son has gone to his weekend cabin , he sees his dad having affairs on his step-mom. He sees his dad and step-mom yell and fight. He comes home and tells me how his dad and step-mom have slept in separate bedrooms for yrs. He asked his dad this past yr. "why don't you and Phoebe just get a divorce?" His dad says, because "she'd get half of everything I own". So, see he is not happy, she isn't happy, their kids are living in a stressful, chaotic environment and for what, Money.

BTW, after him dictating every bite I took and it only causing me to gain wt. , his new wife (that was tiny when she married him) is 3 times my size now. Before, when I got up to 150 lbs. he told me that I was "disgusting and not to ever get undressed in front of him because it grosses him out". I'll add he is 5'10 and weighs at least 275 himself. Has a huge beer belly , but for some reason when its a man, it doesn't seem to matter , see men are just " big" and women are "fat". When my son saw him this past Christmas the only inquiry he had about me is "Is your mom still fat". I 'm so proud my skinny son said "no, she's the same size as I am". .

I know that it is wrong to ever wish wt. problems on anyone but since she did have an affair with him while I was 9 months pregnant with our son, I forgive myself for being glad she is no longer the tiny little woman that took my man. Also , my DH's XW, same goes for her. 2 yrs. ago she had went to LAWL and lost over 100 lbs., I hated seeing her because I was very obese at the time. (She regained every lb. of it and some friends to boot). Now, the tables are turned (hers must have been loaded with cheesecake) and I forgive myself for getting a little sense of enjoyment out of this. After all, she has made my life a living **** for the past 9 yrs. .

I better add this disclaimer to my post. I'm a non-violent person and would never cause any harm to my XH or DH's XW. It's just fun to fantasize sometimes. LOL.

01-31-2007, 07:38 AM
I better add this disclaimer to my post. I'm a non-violent person and would never cause any harm to my XH or DH's XW. It's just fun to fantasize sometimes. LOL.

:lol: I understand! I have those same fanatasies at times.
I honestly dont know if its jealousy, or anger I feel. Maybe a bit of both. Angry because of things he wouldnt do for me, jealous over the things he does for her, but absolutley refused to do for me. kwim? I do know that after being with me, then getting back into the dating world.....the women won't put up with his crap. He's definitely learned some hard lessons. She really should be thanking me :lol3:

I do take pleasure in the fact that the gf has a huge butt and a bit ole nose. :P

On a more pleasant note.....I made it thru yesterday! :cb: :cb: I ended up calling my mom and talking to her for an hour. Just to get me over the....I want to go out and eat what ever I can find moment...when I was done talking to mom, I had a cup of water, some ff/sf pudding with a banana cut up in it :T Hit the spot, and I managed thru the rest of the evening just fine.

Today is going to be tricky, only because we are going to be out on appointments all morning. So, I'll have my breaky, and pack a little something for just in case, and hope that does the trick.

Thanks again ladies, for your kind words and all your help. :hug:

Have a great day!

Arkansas Kel
01-31-2007, 08:38 AM
Robin: A banana? What diet are you on?

Robin and Lilly: oh the x's. If you think about it, they went from D to H for a reason. I so feel it for you. I was once told "You can't control what others do, you can only control what you do." So I try to stay positive and "above the fray." I have no XH's, but I have an X-fiance whose mother I work with. I let her know how great life is from me and she tells me how he leaches money from her and her husband, how he's on his 3rd marriage and they all look like me, how he's left a string of children across the state, but she did plug in one day how much he's earning now. I thought, yeah, divided between 3 DH's/XH's and assorted brood of his. HA. And that comes out to how much? Well, if she says things like "We'll not give him anymore money this month," I didn't miss much did I!

Girls, find your own power. I am who I am and all others can deal with it. Who I am doesn't depend on what anybody thinks. I have generally found a way to "choose" to be happy. I used to think that was NUTS, how can I be happy. Then I lost both my parents and a dear grandmother. I have one grandmother left only, two aunts, one uncle, cousins and DH. No brothers/sisters. I was in a brutal emotionally abusive relationship that was ready to start into physical. Got rid of baggage (and bf). I found happy. I found it in me. Never knew it was there until I realized how little most all the problems we have in life really are! Little daggers thrown by X's - small potatoes. Flat tire - sux, but not a biggie. Difficult person at work - downer, but not a biggie. I just stop and think "What's the worst thing that could happen?" It's not usually that bad. If it is, well then that problem gets my attention. If it's not, life goes on and happy goes on. I could laugh in the rain on the side of the road while looking at my flat tire. Hey, at least I have a truck to have a flat. I'm late for work. Hey, I got a job. If I lost my job, Hey, I'm an RN, so for jobs "NEXT." I have accepted that death is a part of life. It's inevitable. NO point worrying about it, unless a life threatening illness is upon me or loved one. Otherwise, all else is just another hurdle. If all else fails say "thank you" and follow it with a laugh! You can only control you and if you eat or do other things to hurt you, you didn't fix the problem anyway. So "thank you" and laugh.

tgvirgo: Find your happy. If it's in doggie accessories, knock yourself out!

Phoenix: Stick to it through the stall. Pledge to not weigh yourself for 1 wk or more if you can. As you go, the smaller drops may take awhile to show. If you wait you may be able to see it again. Plus, try not to focus on food for the wk. Eat OP, but find stuff to do with yourself. Find a way not to pay too much attention but stay OP. You can do this!

01-31-2007, 10:34 AM
Lily- I can imagine a little, cause I wanted to do unthinkable things to her and I don't even know her. I've just met people like her and I am not violent, but people like that make me want to go psyco on their a**. What does your husband do through all this?

Robin-GOod for you! Those are the worst days, and what makes them the worst is that you know your eating is a REACTION to past crap.....for me those types of days in the past were diet enders. Today will be a peice of crap....planning is everything.

Kel-good for you for finding your happy. sounds like you have a pretty good attitude!

There was alot of passion in the previous few messages....phwhew. I hope you ladies have a great day....

Just to clarify. I don't have an xh I have an xfiance who was very emotionally abusive and controlling. Our baby died of SIDS and three months later I came home to a Dear Tracy letter and emptied out bank accounts and ovverdue bills. I had alot of anger to deal with and have done pretty darn good. SO when I say x he is who I refer to. I know nothing of where he is or what he's doing, and that is alot easier than having to deal with him. My empathy for you RObin and Lily is sincere because I couldn't imagine having to get emails and talk to and all of it....I'm glad he vanished.

on another note...I had a bad eating day yesterday. I ate the right foods but had breaky, and didn't eat agin until 8pm.
today hopefully will be better.
have a fabulou OP day

01-31-2007, 12:31 PM
Kel, Im low carbing....I eat a fairly carby snack balanced out with protein every night. I am also lifting weights 3x a week, if I dont keep some healthy carbs in my diet, I can hardly lift the suckers! :lol: Its working...the weight is stil coming off.

Tracy, wow...that sounds like quite the time for you :( Im so glad you came thru alright. :hug: I keep telling my dh, I'll be sooooooooo happy when I dont have to deal with the x anymore. Once my dd is a bit older, I can make plans thru her....everything having to do with him, I wont have to deal with anymore. As it is, our parenting styles are almost exactly the same, so there aren't any issues there at all. He's also very attentive too our dd. Like I said he is a great dad, just a sh-head for a husband :D I have to share this.....2 yrs ago my dd asked for gold earrings for christmas from her dad. He bought them for her. Me? I cried my eyes out because of it. I cried....I cried because he always refused to buy jewellery for me....and I cried because he got over it, and bought jewellery for our daughter. ........k, Im done b*tchin' my ex.

Im off to get my workout in....

01-31-2007, 03:16 PM
Robin, great job on winning and not letting food take control of you during this high stress time WTG.

Kel, you do have a great attitude. As for me, Yes, I felt whipped for a few yrs. after me and my son's dad broke up. With time I've learned not to envy the new woman in his life, but to feel SORRY for her. She now has to put up with his crap and I don't. Since my son is older now, I let my son make all his own arrangements to see his dad and I have never have to speak to the EX at all.

Tracy, my DH is the most non-confrontational person I've ever met in my life. He'd never say a word to her. Heck, I can't even get in a good scrap with him if I want to.

Robin, I understand how you'd be upset about the earrings. One of things that I let bother me was that my EX had told me that I'd always have to work no matter how much money he made. That a woman who stays home and has kids and lives solely off her DH's income is nothing more than a paid Prostitute. Then he marries this other woman now and she's never worked a day in the 20 yrs. they have been married. I'm really glad my current DH doesn't think the same as the XH does. I do stay home full-time now (I draw my disability) . If he does feel this way, he never said it and at least he must think I'm a dang good prostitute. LOL.

Tracy, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of your baby through SIDS. I can't imagine how hard that is for you. Hugs.

I just looked out the window and it is snowing like crazy. I'm putting me on a big pot of stew for tonite with fresh veggies and some lean beef.

My rant for today: I got home from the ballgame at Midnight last night. At 12:30AM my 14 yr old DD wakes up, comes in computer room and tells me "I'm sure you and dad went out to a nice steak restaurant tonite and I want you to know I didn't have any supper". She does this every single time I'm not here to cook for her. So the only food she had yesterday was the 750 cal's of food I sent to school with her for breakfast and lunch combined. Keep in mind that my fridge and cabinets are so full of food that the doors barely shut. She could very easily have made her at least a burger, grilled cheese, canned soup and sandwich, almost anything. I can't get over how she will go hungry if I'm not here to fix food for her. Has anyone else had a kid that does this? It drives me crazy. She knew we'd be gone all evening. It's not that she doesn't know how to make any food it's that she WONT. I talked to her for a few min's about this and she said "I'm too tired to eat now anyway, so I'm going back to bed". By the time I was 14, I cooked dinner for the whole family quite often and my DD won't make her own dang sandwich. What would you all do in this situation?

01-31-2007, 03:23 PM
Have you ever asked him how his "stay at home paid prostitute" was doing???? :lol: :rofl: Sometimes you'd just like to smack them up side the head with a big ole 2x4!!! :lol: :club:

beach bum
01-31-2007, 03:39 PM
Hi Ladies:)

NO SNOW STORM.The sun is shinning.Do these idiots on the weather channel ever know what they're talking about.Went back to Hyannis again this morning.Weight is coming down, now that I minus the bread products.Hope it continues going down by my Next W-I.

Robin-No Snow this morning. Leo wishes we had just a little so he can play with the new electric snow shovel he bought several weeks ago.

Tracy-Wish I could help you but TOM left me 10 years ago. What I remember I always had a heavy period,and my cycle was from 30 to 60 days.My PMS was just horrible,and than after my hysterectomy My weight sky rocketed,and Its been that way ever since.

Lily-Thanks for the cheese & nut information,Going to watch them both along with my bread. I so want to reach my goal,after battling the bulge for so some many years. I have almonds,pecans & walnuts in my pantry right now primary for cooking or salads.Gave Leo the peanuts & cashews.

Barb-There was no snow,Wish they{wc} would be more reliable,and not predict storms when they don't come.We're lucky as we're retired and don't have to go out,but other people have to rely on the reports as it can effect their travel plans.Thanks for your concern.

Have a great one

Hugs :) BB

Arkansas Kel
01-31-2007, 07:54 PM
IT'S SNOWING! Up until now we've missed EVERY snow/ice storm everyone else got. But now IT'S SNOWING! I see so little of it that I'm loving it! Of course the motto here in Arkansas is "If you don't like the weather, wait." It changes constantly.

OMG those poor pathetic X's. Oh, my sympathy runs deep for them. NOT. hehe. Just a wicked moment. Up with monogomous prostitution!?! I'm married to self employed man, so I guess I got a gigilo! WOOHOO, always wanted one of those.

02-01-2007, 09:50 AM
LOL , at Robin and Kel. I wish I had me a gigilo, Kel. Nah, 20 yrs. ago it might have been fun, but now days I prefer sleep. LOL.

Robin, I never asked how his paid prostitute is doing. He used to believe he was sterile so when I had our son, I did once say," since you've had 2 more kids now with Phoebe and you are sterile, she must have screwed around on you more than I did". LOL, he really appreciated that. (BTW, I never once screwed around on him, I sure should have, but he beat me to the punch). LOL.

Kel, we got the snow here too. It's still snowing now at my houseand is supposed to snow all day again. All our pups are having fun playing in the snow. I'm no longer cleaning poo and they are living great in the dog house that DH finally insulated and put straw and blankets on the floor for them. He also covered the front so the wind couldnt' get to them and they can still get out when they want to.

BB, WTG on the scale moving down. I knew you could do it. Sometimes it just takes making simple changes to get it moving again.

Have you all heard of the site called Hot or Not? Where you rank people on a 1-10 scale if they are hot or not. LOL, my son put his pic on there and scored a 9.9 with about a 1000 viewers. I said, "well, you get your good looks from your mom". So, unbeknownst to me, he put my pic on there. I scored an 8.5. So he's bragging he's hotter than me. LOL, I'm 46 and he's 21. ****, I'm happy with 8.5 , I figured I'd get a negative 2.

02-01-2007, 10:05 AM
Good Morning :)

Let me know when your ready for the February Exercise Sticky :s:


02-01-2007, 10:13 AM
Well Lily...I think you're a 10! You're son should have a swollen head for a while. lol

So TOM rages on but the negative side effects seem to have subsided and I finally stepped on the scale, and it wasn't so bad. I need to start eating more though. My problem most days isn't over eating, but undereating, and because there are few cravings, I don't really get the urge to binge at night. DOn't get me wrong, when I was in the throws of PMS I would have done many things to get a treat from Dairy Queen....or a pizza or a Large mocha with whip cream....but I pulled though.
Well I'm gonna hop on the bike. The treadmill should be set up by the weekend. Woo Hoo!!!!

I think we need to start a february challenge, but I don't know how to do a sticky, or who can start a sticky.....anyone else up for it?

have a great day

02-01-2007, 10:14 AM
haha leenie, you were posting as I was typing...

02-01-2007, 10:18 AM
Ladies, I'm definitely up for the exercise challenge. Just getting over the flu and need to get back to moving the body.

Tracy, my son always has a swollen head . LOL. He had a date last weekend and he got ready. Came and asked me how he looked. He said "well, I gotta look my best, can't have Lindsey trying to out-sexy me". LOL. He definitely has never suffered with a low self-esteem. LOL.

02-01-2007, 10:36 AM
I'm back again. Dad's surgery was a success (so far. Praying it works this time). I'm feeling much better also. Discovered when I eat too much crap food now that I get heartburn/acid reflux. And it's NASTY! So I've just GOT to stay OP because I don't want to feel like that anymore! Good news is that I only gained 1 pound while "away". I also got some exercises from my SIL for strengthening my back muscles..and working the stomach muscles. So I've started doing those. Other than'll have to get used to seeing me around more often again :) :wave: to the people I've not met yet and :hug: to the people that have been here :)

02-01-2007, 11:35 AM
Welcome back Brenda :hug: Im glad your dad is doing well.

Lily~ too cute!! Id be too afraid to put my photo up there :eek:

BB~ WTG on the scale going down! :cb: :cb:

If you want to start a new challenge....go for it!!!! Set it all up, post it, then pm Leenie to sticky it for you.

I took yesterday off from op food. I did pretty good, and back to my plan today. It was a planned day.......part of what I am trying to do. Being able to eat off plan, not binge and being able to get right back. Being able to eat a small off plan treat, and get right back. So far so good. :)

Have a great day ladies.

02-01-2007, 11:56 AM
Brenda, it's great to have you back. I'm glad your dad is doing well. We missed you.

Grrrrrrr, my wt. is up 2 lbs. I wish I had remembered to weigh before I had my breakfast and 2 cups of coffee. Dang it. Now I don't know if the gain is water wt. , breakfast wt. , or from increasing my calories. I'm going to try to force myself to chug water today to see if the wt. comes off tomorrow. I have a really hard time drinking much water in the winter time. It' s cold and snowy and all I want is coffee or SF hot chocolate.

Arkansas Kel
02-01-2007, 01:02 PM
Welcome back Brenda! Lots of new faces around here.

Snow is still here. More to come tonight. My class is cancelled for tonight - yaya - SNOW DAY! Only, I have no intentions of going out there. My arthritis will be screaming! I have Reynauds phenomenon (sp?) with it - so cold is often a NONO for me. Even with gloves - snow is too much. Enjoying it from the window a lot. My dogs have moved in. My girl dog has arthritis and can't tolerate the cold. Every little bit I push them out for pottie. Takes a lot of push.

Lilly - that's cool that you're on Hot or Not. You've scored well too! Way cool.

Last night I went off program bad. Snow was falling. My best bud and her DH dropped by wanting Chinese buffet and hot and sour soup on cold snowy night was too much to resist. So, I'm back OP today. Fresh start. Last night wasn't planned indulgence. It wasn't a controlled night out. It was a feeding frenzy at a buffet. Today I'm bloated with gas till I feel like I'm wearing a giant tire tube. Bad bad out of control moment. (forgiving self.... here it comes..... close..... let it go..... aaaaaah). All better, well at least as soon as the bloating is gone!

Phoenix Song
02-01-2007, 01:18 PM
Hello everybody!!! How are you all doing?

Hello Brenda! I'm glad that you're dad is doing well and that you're able to concentrate on taking care of yourself now. It can be difficult to take care of yourself when you're caring for a parent. I gained ALL of my weight back during the time that my father was ill and dying. I wish you and your dad all of the best!

BB, way to go on seeing the scale coming down! W00T! I knew that you could work through your stall and see some results again! I hope that the trend continues for you!

Lily, good luck on scoring so high on the HOT test! Way to go!!! (If THAT'S not an encouragement I don't know what is!) I'm sure that your up weight is because of eating before weighing in, and not from a true weight gain. And Way to Go on razzing the ex!

Robin, it sounds like you have a great idea about planning times off program as special treats! I hope that it works for you!

Kel, I'm sorry that you're feeling so awful! I had read somewhere that going off program will sometimes cause you to feel gassy and bloated. I hope that you're feeling much better very soon! Don't be too hard on yourself, because you're doing wonderfully! Like Robin said, sometimes you need a bit of a treat for yourself.

Tracy, I'm sure that you're going to enjoy your treadmill. I bought one last January, but didn't really use it much until last month. I love to stack up a few bottles of water and lock myself in the bedroom with the treadmill and the TiVo. (It's the closest thing that I get to time off! ;) ) I hope that you enjoy it!

I'm also up for an exercise challenge! I'm still stalled out, but have decided to take Kel's advice and not dwell on it by weighing myself constantly and thinking about it continually. Perhaps if I step up my exercise program it will help me to move off of the stall??? Anyway... I'm game if anybody else is!

It's an exciting day for me and my friends at! (My Harry Potter website.) J.K. Rowling announced that book 7, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be released on July 21, 2007!!! That will be the tenth anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. (Book 1) I know that it's still a long way off, 5 months and 3 weeks, but we're so thrilled to know that it's in the near future. After waiting for something like 3 1/2 years for a book, waiting 5 3/4 months seems like a piece of cake! (No low-carb insult reminding intended!)

Have a great day everybody!

:wizard: Barb

02-01-2007, 01:31 PM
LOL, ladies if I had known my son was going to put me on Hot or Not, I'd have shown a little cleavage. LOL, he used my avatar pic. Dang it, I might of got an 8.6 if I'd shown some boobs.

As you all know, I'm counting calories now. I figured out I am probably having some fluid retention. I just realized my crackers, veggie stew and light popcorn I had yesterday all were full of salt. I haven't had enough cal's to gain any fat. Plus I had eaten a bowl of cheerios with skim milk and a banana and 2 cups of coffee before I weighed in. I wake up hungry and always forget to weigh before I eat. Plus, it's too dang cold here to get naked. LOL.

Kel, stay warm and enjoy the snow day. I'd enjoy this snow better if school wasn't closed and my DD would quit bugging me to cook for her. I made her some whole wheat pancakes just a few min's ago. That should shut her up for an hr. or two. LOL.

beach bum
02-01-2007, 02:32 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Over slept this morning,Hubby was snoring all night and I had to find my zz's.
After I woke up we went food shopping for the week.Got a lot of extras just in case we get the snow they're predicting again.

Lily-Big congrats :congrat:on Scoring 8.5,on the Hot or Not web site. According to your avatar photo you are go good looking lady. Thanks :thanks:for helping me getting the scale to move by your food suggestions. They really worked,down 1/2 lb a day for the last 4 day will W-I tomorrow. Maybe I will be able to move my ticker down a notch.Sorry :sorry: for your 2 lb gain,it might be something salty that you ate.

Leenie-I'm ready for Feb Exercise Thread.

Tracy-Happy to hear that your PMS's was that bad.Glad that your treadmill is in place for you to use. Yes I'm be in the February Challenge,but this time I'll keep my goal lower than I did last month.

Lady_Adnerb-Happy :)to here your dad had a successful surgery.I'm sure you can relax and your stress:stress: will depart.One pound gain is not so bad,it might just be water retention.

Robin-Thanks for you congrats,and for the information to Leenie.about our exercise thread

Arkansas Gel-Sorry :sorry:for the snow::shocksn: Gee!! the south is really getting hit this year.They're tell us that we're going to have a storm,but according to Leo's reading the computer graphs & maps on the Weather weren't going to get this one either. I think I believe my DH before I believe the WC.

Barb-Thanks for the congrats,hopefully I will be able to move my ticker down. I never read the Harry Potter Books but I do go to the movies to see the cute little warlock. Hubby like the movies also,even tho hes not a movie lover, he likes this one.

Have a great one

Hugs :) BB

02-01-2007, 02:40 PM
Robin: WTG on controlling your food!! That is AWESOME!

Lily: Don't sweat the 2 pounds. You know you can't gain weight that fast. So it's probably from all the salt. And I hear you on the too cold to stand's why I turn the heat up! :lol:

Kel: WTG on letting the "guilt" from the chinese buffet go. I can totally relate to the bloated/gas feeling! You'll get back on track :)

Barb: Sometimes you just have to wait a stall out. It's your body's way of fighting the weight loss. Are you sure you've not added something that could possibly have created the stall?

BB: Hope you don't get the snow, but it's great you got the food in preparation!

So far so good. But mornings are usually OP for me. It's after supper that I have the problem. But I've GOT to stay OP otherwise I'll end up not feeling well again. Then it's a vicious cycle. Went to my parents' house today and hauled 13 bags of pellets into their house for their wood stove. Dad can't do it and I'm the only one amongst us girls that isn't working--so I have the time. Anyway, it wasn't that far a haul. He backed his truck up into the garage, I threw them onto the tailgait, he drove to the door of the house, then I just hauled them into the house. Not much exercise..but the lifting was more than I had been doing :) Baby steps!!!! OH!! I also looked at my sig....and I actually weigh what it says! And here I thougth I had GAINED! :lol3:

02-01-2007, 02:44 PM
BB, I'm happy that the scale is moving down for you.

We got the snow that missed you. It is still snowing here. DH is supposed to drive me to grocery shop after he gets off work. I have a list and am stocking up for 2 weeks worth of food. Staying inside where it's warm doesn't bother me at all, as long as I have food. LOL. I love to eat.

I am making an exercise pact. A bare minimum of a mile a day on treadmill at least 4 nights a week this month. Hold me to it and kick my butt if I start slacking ladies.

Brenda , WTG on the scale being what the ticker says. Mine is'nt correct. I'm actually 146 this morning. I did have sweats on when I weighed and had eaten breakfast. I don't have a separate heater in bathroom to turn up.

02-01-2007, 03:57 PM
Hi Everyone - has been a real ride catching up with Posts - very emotional and will just quickly say GREAT JOBS on dealing with such a variety of hurtful RL garbage!:hug:

I've been super stressed and busy - gotta FIND a way to make time for ME and some much needed balance again . . . up 2lbs but just did my measurments and have lost inches so trying to fixate on the POSITIVE and make some corrections on the negatives.

Arkansas Kel
02-01-2007, 04:49 PM
Good luck PHoenix on the plateau. Crossing my fingers for you.

Hot Lilly: We've enjoyed the snow a lot. Good thing, more of it is supposedly coming this afternoon! And you are correct - too cold to get naked to weigh. I'll just be surprised later when it's warmer!

Brenda: Find you a hobby for after supper. Something to do with your hands. Do your nails. Knit. Cross stitch. Sort socks. Sodoku. Groom a pet. Keep your hands busy and pop a piece of gum. Just find something to make those idle hands busy and keep that idle mouth working on gum. You can kick this problem!

Aud: This is it. Quick get back on the wagon. We don't want anyone slipping away. You can get it going again. Give us a problem list as to what's shooting you down and we can all brainstorm it for you.

Now to all: Check out the Zucchini and Cheese Bake recipe I posted today. It was more work than I expected, but dang it was good. Like those comfort food casseroles folks bring to pot lucks. I missed that thick rich no chew casserole. If you got a little time, you got to try it!

02-01-2007, 05:02 PM
aud, WTG on losing those inches. That's what to do, look at the positive. My scale is up 2 lbs. too and I figure it's all the salt I've had. But, my tummy is flatter and I feel good, so I'm trying to stay positive too.

I have chicken on to boil to make a chicken soup with. I'm not going to make it to grocery store. DH was going to drive me, now he's going out of town this evening to buy firewood . It's been so cold here, no one has any wood left.

02-01-2007, 07:04 PM
Brenda, Ive been saving my weight workout for the evenings....after working out the last thing I want to do is eat anything. Mind you, cardio I have to do during the day :dunno:

You crochet dont you? pick it back up....crochet with some hot tea beside you, sounds like a nice evening. :)

02-02-2007, 09:38 AM
Lily: Hope you have a chance to get to the store so that you don't have to go out in icky weather!! And hope DH managed to get some wood for you!!

Aud: Girl, you know this is THE best place to blow off steam and get support. And a boost. So you just mosey on in here and let us help :hug: And WTG on the inches lost!

Kel: Thanks for the encouragement and thanks for posting the recipe. I'm not usually an adventurous cooker. But I'll add it to the things I want to make :)

Robin: I should exercise after supper. You're right, it'd be the perfect time! And I've got a granny square afghan started..but kind of burning out on afghans as I've been working on one after another for quite a while (since before Christmas) now. But if it comes down to it, you're right, I should pick it up.

So last night was the first night I didn't snack in a LONGGG time. Helped that we ate at 6:30 instead of the usual 4:00. I also wasn't feeling well so wasn't hungry anyway.

beach bum
02-02-2007, 09:54 AM
Good Morning Ladies :)

Its raining here,and I'm happy that Punxsutawney Phil don't see his shadow so, SPRING is just around the corner. I'm hoping that I will lose the 4 lbs during the Feb Challenge.Its a short month but I'm going to try real hard to achieve that possibility.

Lady_Adnerb--NO:no: SNOW:snowshock: YIPEE!! just:rain: rain.You did exercise:exercise: in one way lifting heavy pellets to me is exercise. I'm W-I tomorrow hope my ticker reading is true or a little lower.

Lily-Thanks :thanks:for the congrats,I hope it reads like that tomorrow. I'm the same way,Loving Food, all kinds even the ednic ones.My mom would never believe that was me,as when I was a girl she had to beg me to eat. As far a staying in the house, I get cabin fever if I don't go out.You asked for it:kickbutt: :kickbutt: :frypan: :frypan: we'll keep you in line,if you want us too.

Aud-Sorry:sorry: about your gain,sending you[[[cyper:hug: hugs]]] for your stress. :stress: Thinking positive is the key.Just keep on the positive note.

Kel-Thanks:thanks: for the zucchini cheese recipe I love:love: new things to eat. Will try it next week.

Have a great one

Hugs :) BB

02-02-2007, 10:43 AM
Good Morning :coffee2:

Brenda, no wonder you snack at night....eating at 4 and then trying to stay away from anything all night makes it really really really hard!! When Im eating the way Im suppose to, I start cooking at 6, if Im hungry before that, I'll have a string cheese to hold me over. But its made a huge difference in late night snacking. Is holding supper off til 6-630, something you will be able to do all the time?

Im with you on an early spring BB, Im tired of being cold! Its really only been one month of "coldness" here :lol: this northern girl has officially turned into a wimp! :lol3:

Ive rediscovered those little flavoured rice crackers! :T I eat something carby every night, either with my supper, or as a late snack after a weight workout. These are perfect, low cal, low fat, and reasonably lower carbs. Wonderful :sunny: I really should eat them with a bit of salsa and cottage cheese. I'll do that tonight.

Alright, well yesterday went pretty good. I had a bit of trouble keeping my food intake down. I think it was a bit of leftover feelings from my free day. But, I made it, and Im feeling really good today. So.......on with another great op day :cb:

Have a great day ladies!

02-02-2007, 02:50 PM
BB: I'll trade you the rain for this freezing weather we're having. Winter finally hit us. We're below 0 in temps..but not sure exactly what the temp is as I'm afraid to find out. Wind chill and all!! BRRR!!

Robin: WTG on staying strong! I remember those cakes :lol: And no, waiting until after 6:00 to eat isn't something I can do often. Guess I'll have to get in some cheese, venison sausage and other LC snackers for if I can't make it w/out snacking!!

I forgot to mention I stepped on the scale and was down a pound. I can't wait for tomorrow (official WI day). Would be cool to be down a pound already!! :cb: Then again, I drank a cappuccino (regular strength--not even LC), so it might be up again. But on a good note---I have our taxes done and e-filed! Now it's just a waiting game for the return :cb:

02-02-2007, 03:50 PM
:cb: :cb: Brenda!! WTG!

I cant eat those rice cake're right they taste like cardboard :rofl: These are crackers....small thin and really crunchy. They are really good :T

02-02-2007, 07:34 PM
:dizzy: hi ladies.

You all are doing so great on plan! and this is such a positive place! I have been OP all week, but am not eating enough food. I have to be more organized next week and bring more food to the shop with me! I think I'm gonna change my weigh in day to Fridays or Saturdays. When do most of you weigh?

ok now I have to get something off my chest, ;) I've been pretty darn good about keeping my comments to myself while you ladies discuss the weather in your perspective areas.....but now I'm gonna whine. :tantrum: We have had winter HARDCORE since early October. We got 3 feet of snow back in October and it never went away. We just got more and more of it. The snow drift out my window is five feet in some spots and it's minus 21 C with the wind right now...and it's warmed up! I usually don't complain through winter. I live in Northern Canada...winter is part of the package....but we also usually get autumn...we didn't get autumn this year...just summer then, cold, then in the heart of winter it doesn't get light out until 9am and gets dark at 3:30pm....have I mentioned that I'm sick of SO when I read posts about rain, and no snow and mild weather, I have to admit I'm a bit jealous.:p

That's the end of my rant....thanks for listening.

Have a great evening
PS can I ask you all to send a positive treadmill vibe my way so I don't have to nag my husband to get it set up? :D ....thanks so much!

02-02-2007, 08:49 PM
ok now I have to get something off my chest, ;) I've been pretty darn good about keeping my comments to myself while you ladies discuss the weather in your perspective areas.....but now I'm gonna whine. :tantrum: We have had winter HARDCORE since early October. We got 3 feet of snow back in October and it never went away. We just got more and more of it. The snow drift out my window is five feet in some spots and it's minus 21 C with the wind right now...and it's warmed up! I usually don't complain through winter. I live in Northern Canada...winter is part of the package....but we also usually get autumn...we didn't get autumn this year...just summer then, cold, then in the heart of winter it doesn't get light out until 9am and gets dark at 3:30pm....have I mentioned that I'm sick of SO when I read posts about rain, and no snow and mild weather, I have to admit I'm a bit jealous.:p

That's the end of my rant....thanks for listening.

Tracy, you're too funny!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dont ever hold back when we are whining about a few inches of snow, with temps just below 0 Celcius, when you live right next door to the frozen tundra!! :lol:

So, you go for it girl, Id love to hear whats happening with you and your weather....makes me miss home :hug: I really do miss the snow that stays :lol:

Ive had a great day, eating is right on, got all my exercise in, and I went and joined sam's club :lol3: exciting eh?! :rofl:

02-02-2007, 08:51 PM
oh Tracy, I forgot....if you start to put the treadmill together will come and take over for you? Usually works for me with my dh :D Sending good vibes your way :goodvibes:

02-02-2007, 10:29 PM
Hi everyone, my computer was down all morning and I was so bored. I did a thorough house cleaning. Helped my DH unload and stack our 2 ricks of wood. I did get groceries so won't have to go hungry or eat something I shouldn't. So I'm happy and Full.

Good news is the 2 lbs. that showed up on scale yesterday were gone this morning. I'm in my maintenance range again. yippee. I didn't think there was anyway I had eaten enough to have gained fat. I'm being super-careful and logging every bite in Fitday.

Tomorrow I'm off to the mall to help DD pick out some new shoes. Gotta be with her or she picks out some really ugly ones. LOL.

02-02-2007, 10:37 PM
Robin: I'd love to know what type of crackers those are. I miss cheese, sausage & crackers!!

Tracy: You just rant away! I remember "back when" when we had more snow and colder weather than we've been having. I got spoiled. I hate winter as well, and know that we don't have it rough in WI like you all do there! And hope you get the treadmill put together. Robin's DH and mine are alike :lol: Give it a try??

No Snack again for me tonight. By the time I figured out what I was hungry for and cooked it (steak & salad) it was 6:00 :lol:

02-02-2007, 11:43 PM
Brenda, these are the crackers here.... sorry for the long link.

They have 25 grams of carbs per serving.....but the ones I have are 18 crackers per if I did my math right, thats 1.38 carbs per cracker. Ive been eating one carby thing a day to help me maintain muscle growth. Always in the evening tho, that way if the sugar monsters attack, I can just go to bed.......or sleep thru it :lol:

02-02-2007, 11:59 PM
I can't wait for Spring. I'll be on the creek bed and at the pond doing me some crappie fishing. Brenda I know you like hunting. Do you go fishing too. I love to fish. I also like baking my fish with seasonings and a little butter, the rest of my family loves fried fish.

BB, thanks for the kick in the butt and smack on the head. It worked. I got my lazy butt on the treadmill tonite.

02-03-2007, 10:29 AM
Thanks for letting me rant ladies. I usually don't b***h about winter is weather and I can't make it change so I think it's a waste to get worked up about, but winter doesn't usually get ramped right up here until December or January, so most winters I don't mind and don't start complaining until spring hits and everything is such a huge mess with slush and mud and such. It's been four months already and the crappy part is that the tempurature swings have been wild. We'll go for a week of around zero weather and then it'll snow hard and then plummit for a week or two (or sometimes 3 or 4 weeks). The good news is, I think all the damn gophers predicted early spring....I hope they're right!!!!!

I had an off plan evening last evening. I went to dinner with a girl friend and ate what I wanted including dessert. It was good, but nothing that made me think or feel that I would have any problem getting right back on plan today. I didn't even really feel guilty about it. I just decided that afternoon that I was gonna treat myself. I'll see how it affects the scale Monday. I'm going to weigh Monday and then Friday so I can switch my weigh-in day.

I am going to a pizza party after work today so I'll make sure I eat before we go. I was worried about being around pizza, but since I went over board last night....I'm not worried anymore.
have a great day ladies!

02-03-2007, 10:33 AM
Thanks Brenda and Robin for the hubby advice....the trick is gonna be him asking someone to help him get it downstairs. He doesn't like to ask for I may need to make a phone call for him. It's little things like this that REALLY remind me how much I miss my dad though....he was the go to guy!....oh wel now I'm all misty.

02-03-2007, 11:26 AM
Good Morning :snowglo:

Tracy :hug: I dont like to ask for help either from others. Mind you Ive gotten pretty good at asking my stepson (lives next door) I had a dead bird in my pond, and I didnt want to work on the garden right there :lol: so I asked him if he would get the bird out for me. Now picture this, large strapping man, marine, did a tour in iraq..........held the shovel at the very tip, hands shaking...telling me to get the damn bag open so he can dump it in. I didnt know he hated/terrified of birds!!!! :lol: Poor guy...but he helped his step mom ....guess Im not so bad after all :lol:

How about this? If you take it down in parts? The 2 of you?

I had a pretty good day yesterday, all food was op, got some great exercise in, and Im looking forward to tomorrows rest day!! We got dumped on last night, so there is a very good snow base out there right now. So if the wind lets up I will head over to the park to get some skiing in today. If not, I'll do a couple of my dvds.

Nothing planned for the day really, besides keeping warm.

Have a great day ladies!

02-03-2007, 01:17 PM
Tracy, hope you get your treadmill up and running. I"m like the other ladies, if I want DH to do something (ex. mop the kitchen floor) I start doing it in front of him and he'll take over every time. LOL, it works like a charm.

It was down to 10 degrees last night so I had to bring puppies back in. They found a styrofoam basketball and tore it up in a million pieces. I'm now cleaning up their mess.

I'm back down to 143 from a high of 146, so I feel good. 2 more lbs. to go and I'll be back to the 141 that I usually stay at. I'm eating well and back on the exercise bandwagon.

beach bum
02-03-2007, 03:29 PM
Hi Ladies:)

First of all,Hope all of you living in Florida I hope and pray that your all safe. That tornado was horrible thing to happen to people not in the tornado belt, they had not warning,or clue.Hope that Fema will help those poor people.

Busy this morning baking and cooking for the Mini Super Bowl Party Leo & I are having.

We're have a chili with Crusty Garlic Bread from my RR cookbooks and a minced pie for dessert.
Not SB or Low Carb friendly but its Super Bowl Weekend.

W-I was this morning [normally on Wed],but it was so bad I had to give it another day or two..It was up to 166 and now it down to 163 again.So don't have to change my ticker this week, Hopefully the needle on the scale will move downward next week.

Robin-I didn't know that rice cakes are allowed on the Atkins Plan. I know wasa crackers were. I'm afraid to let bread prods back into my diet again. I eating meat & turkey rolls with salads and than for dinners veggies & protein.

lady_adnerb-No I'm not trading don't like the freezing rain.You do great not snacking at night. I have to find a way to keep my hands busy so I don't have the temptation of hand to mouth syndrome. Big Congrats:congrat:on your weight loss. :carrot: :carrot:

Tracy-I think that might be my possibility that I'm not eating enough either.I'm going to add more veggies this week to my meals than I have in the past.A couple of years ago I was Weighing In on Sat and than discovered that right after my W-I, that day started to be my cheat day and than it was cheat weekend. So I switched to Wednesdays,to keep me away from cheating over the weekends.Tracy you're allowed to rant & rave. Happy you got that off your chest.

Lily-Yikes!!:yikes: I wouldn't know what to do,if my computer:comp: was down. I guess I would cook. Happy tear hear that your weight went down.Big congrats:congrat: for that.If it helps I continue kicking butt.You're doing great,wish I could get down,without be stuck.

Have a good one

Hugs :) BB

02-03-2007, 03:43 PM
BB, we had a Trojan virus on our computer and had to totally wipe the hard drive. Pain in the butt to get it fixed. I'm sure it got in through my sons' MySpace or Interactive computer game. I'm glad it's fixed now, I hate to not be able to use computer. I did call my internet server and since my computer was bought new in Sept. they are sending me free recovery discs for in case this ever happens again. (You can only ever wipe the hard drive once so we hated to have to do it).

Hope you enjoy your superbowl party. Me and DD are going shopping this evening and plan to eat dinner at Applebees (they have a WW menu that is conducive to the way I'm now eating) so I should be able to stay with my program. I'm going to go ahead now and do my treadmill so that it doesn't end up getting skipped when I get home tired from shopping.

02-03-2007, 06:13 PM
Nope BB, they arent allowed on Atkins. But Im not doing atkins. Im sure later during owl, and maintainence they would be fine, as long as you counted them in.

Well, we are in the midst of a big snow storm....the kind I remember when I was a kid....I cant see the house across the street!! :eek: I love watching this kind of storm!

02-03-2007, 08:28 PM
Robin, stay inside and stay warm. I love to watch it when it snows too.

I'm off to go play bingo. I'm bored and that sounds better than staying home alone.

02-04-2007, 10:36 AM
HI, hope you won't mind me joining in once and a while, i was unable to find anyone who was strictly doing carbohydrate addicts diet, but if you all are doing low carb diets i suppose that's close enough. although i gotta tell ya, i've tried several different diets in my days, i did atkins after my second baby and lost 25lbs but was unable to stick to it- i just couldn't accept never being able to have a bowl of ice cream or piece of pie ever again! that's why this diet has been a miracle for me; atleast i can have those things once a day and biologically the way the diet works, plus the promise of my reward meal, really keeps me from cheating and i'm able to stick to it, hopefully forever- once an addict always an addict:lol:
sure i kinda pig out at my reward meal, but i keep it fairly balanced, as they say to do, and i keep it within 1 hour.
the weight loss is slower than other diets, about 1-2 lbs per week, but that's fine as long as i'm able to stick to it for the long term i'll eventually reach my goal.
i encourage you to try it, or try it agian, but whether or not you do i BEG you, wiegh yourself daily and average it out for the week, weights can fluctuate by up to 3lbs on a day to day basis, weighing yourself once a week can be very decieving. i keep a chart in my room and i wiegh myself the same time every day and mark it down and then average it at the end of the week. i encourage you to try this, it is much more accurate.
nuff preaching now, sorry:^: , i really am just looking for support.

02-04-2007, 12:25 PM
I am new and I am doing low carb because I am a type 2 diabetic and need to keep my carbs low and I also count calories along with it. I am a KS lady, married, and have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren and soon to be 6 grands. I have one dog, a bichon frise named sammy.
I weigh about 180 according to my scale and have 40 to loose by goal.

Well, Hope everyone has a great Sunday, I am ready for Spring kinda sick of this snow we have had, otherwise everuything is good.

02-04-2007, 01:15 PM
Good Morning

Elasky~ welcome to the weekly chat :welcome: You will find lots of support here :)

Hiya Shirl :welcome3: What is a KS Lady?

Yesterday was a pretty good day, got my workouts in, and eating was right on plan. Im feeling tho, like I havent made an progress. Just head games playing with me. I know Ive done well, Ive increased my weights in my workouts, and Ive increased my cardio intensity....but the whole package doesnt feel like there have been any changes. Im thinking its because Im in the middle of pms. So I dont intend to get on the scale tomorrow morning, unless Ive lost an inch or 2 in places. If not, Im going to wait for another 2 weeks before I get on the evil thing.

Not alot planned for today, a bit of snow shoveling, and an outing. I was stuck in the house all day yesterday, and I have a serious case of house-a-tosis :D

Have a great day ladies.

02-04-2007, 02:14 PM
Welcome Elasky and Shirl, good to see you two joining our chat.

Elasky, I did just weigh once a week. Now, I weigh every couple days. I often forget to weigh until after I've eaten my breakfast and gotten dressed. I'm on maintenance and don't want a week to slip by and find I've gained so I do weigh more often than when I was trying hard to lose weight. BTW, I lost all my weight doing Atkins, now after 6 months of maintenance I switched to calorie counting due to some stomach problems. The ladies here were kind enough to still want me on the Atkins board, this is home for me.

Robin, I had house-a-tosis last night too and went to play bingo. I didn't win but it was nice to get out. I hate the chairs in the bingo hall, they are so hard and they hurt my bony butt. I never remember to take anything to sit on, so end up with my coat in the chair halfway through the games. My SD won $280.00 last night. She probably spent $100.00 playing. I only spent $20.00. I did get aggravated at SD and SGD for taunting me with huge tootsie rolls and large bags of cheetos. SD said "ha, ha we can eat all we want". It really took restraint not to say "that's why you are wearing my old fat clothes,and I'm in a new small wardrobe". I didn't say it ,but man I wanted to. I don't like to be taunted and made fun of for the way I eat.

I'm waiting on DD and her little friend to get ready to go to the mall. Figure I have at least 2 hrs. of waiting for them to get primped. LOL. (they are both 14 and even have to paint toenails before they leave). LOL, it's February, no one is going to see their feet.

02-04-2007, 04:35 PM
you did good holding your tongue Lily, Im not so sure I could have done that. Especially if she was wearing my old big cloths!

Well, I got dh and I out of the house :cb: Im good now til tomorrow...its very very cold out there! :lol:

02-04-2007, 08:51 PM
Welcome new people!

Lily, you did way better than I would have..nasty comments would have been out of my mouth before I could stop them.
Robin, I know that frustration...PMS does EVIL things to our mind and emotions.

I'm glad to report that the treadmill is in the basement and set up for me to use!!! :carrot: I, however had a bad food weekend. Socializing and food need some work. Back on plan today and I am over it. Situations will always happen where I go off plan, I just need to not make it defeat my spirit.!
I will type more after I try my new work-out room.

hugs all

02-04-2007, 09:20 PM
We're home from the mall. I bought me 2 new shirts and DD 3 shirts and a new pair of shoes. My shirts were on sale. I had seen them at the first of the winter and they were $34.50 each, today I bought them for $10.00 each. I love bargain shopping. I really like them, but was too cheap to buy them at full price. LOL. I know I'll keep my weight off no matter what it takes and be able to wear them next winter too.

Tracy, WTG on getting that treadmill set up. I just couldn't make it without mine. I have a new elliptical but can only do about 15 min's on it and my legs start to feel like noodles.

02-04-2007, 10:51 PM
Lily-15 minutes it's is pretty darn good. I can only do about 6 minutes on an eliptical....I miss using the treadmill and am really looking forward to my workout tomorrow morning! Way to go on the deals! I love finding a bargain!!

I had a better OP day today. I won't be stepping on the scale tomorrow as I don't want to be too mad at myself. Now that the treadmill I will push my workout to 40 minutes tomorrow. 20 bike and 20 treadmill.

Robin- LOL for the bird story! funny how a little fluffy creature can freak out anyone let alone a strapping young man. When I ordered the treadmill the guy on the phone warned me to have my husband have a friend help him, since he and his own wife carried their treadmill into the house (same model) and he said it was world war II between them. I watched the guys move the motor part of the treadmill down the stairs and I couldn't have done it anyway.

BB- I sure ate more than enough this weekend!! I know exactly what you mean about the weekend cheat....I've been there myself. Tuesday or Wednesday might be a better choice for me. Thanks for reminding me...

Elasky- I did carb addicts and I couldn't control myself. Everyone is different and has to find what works for them. It's awesome that you;ve found something that works for you and that you love!! I weigh almost everyday and track it on fitday. I agree that averaging gives you a better number.

Shirl- welcome. Robin beat me to it, but...what's a KS lady. I hear ya about spring....if you've read some of my previous rants you'll know why! look forward to hearing more form ya.

see y'all in the new thread!

02-05-2007, 09:54 AM
Ladies please send up prayers today for my sister. She is having surgery. She was working at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary where she is a correctional officer. She had an inmate become violent and quickly stepped back from his cell and the automatic cell door slammed quickly. Her hand was caught in the door and smashed. She has several broken bones and is having reconstructive surgery this morning. The inmate proceeded to try to kick and punch her through the bars while she waited for help to arrive to free her hand. She is lucky that she wasn't hurt even more. It could have been worse, but I cried when I heard what she had endured. It is so sad. I would be scared to death to work in a place like that.