Support Groups - Chicks Racing to 199!! Join us!! 2007

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02-01-2007, 09:10 AM
Hi everyone! Many of us on the Race to 199! thread have decided we would like to start fresh for this year and create a new thread for our journeys to wellness in 2007. Come and lose with us! We can't wait to get to the ever-wonderful Onederland and we all can use each other's support!!

02-01-2007, 09:20 AM
G'morning!! :coffee:

I feel a bit lighter but I don't know. I weigh Monday mornings, I saw some of you all do that too. It works for me so I'm really good on weekends! LOL :D

I hit my 10k yesterday so that was good too. Doing well on my food too. :chef: Just gotta do something about my water. I just like it when I'm finished exercising. The rest of the time, I gotta make myself go drink. :swim:

Well, gotta get kids off to school!! Have a great day!!! :wave:

02-01-2007, 09:24 AM
Good Morning! I really do think, checking here first thing in the morning, help sets my tone for the day, when it comes to how I'm going to eat etc. Thats probably a competely different addiction and case study though! I have SO many errands to get done today, so I'm out of the house completely. Have a wonderful day!

02-01-2007, 10:11 AM
OK ladies I found the new thread! Things are going well, eating had been ok, and exercise is going great! just fighting extreme fatigue esp in the mornings. I just have to get my rear in gear, and get moving no matter what and that seems to help. Also need to get to bed on time...I have been up way too late all week. Thinking about instituting a 9pm bed time for a week, so I can get a little more rest. Well, I have to get the girls dressed, and get the laundry done, and the dishwasher loaded, then off to the gym! have a wonderful day!!!!

Later chicas!

02-01-2007, 10:16 AM
Good morning everyone !:D
I just finished my three mile WATP. I need to hit the shower as I am a super sweaty for some reason.
The good news is that when I checked the scale I was down to 225,which makes six pounds ! To me that is like 600 pounds and I know I have lose ten times that amount to be "average size". It still means things are working and very well worth it !
I am heading towards my Mom's unless she is in a funk. I will be gone most of the day which is why I atleast got the cardio out of the way.

02-01-2007, 03:13 PM
Hi Selina, Angi, Ellen, and Sirak!

Thanks, Selina for getting this new Feb. thread up and running! Congrats on your steps! About the water...try just keeping a bottle in the same room as you are. That helps me remember and has helped me drink water rather than grab some food when I'm really just THIRSTY!

Ellen- Glad to hear that foods and exercise are going well for you! Sorry about the tiredness! I think it goes with being a MOM! Have you had your iron checked? I was getting tired and found mine was low.

Sirak-SIX POUNDS! Wow! :carrot:

Angi- You are right about coming to 3FC. I stop by several times a day. It helps me stay focused on what I need to accomplish, and the people here are SOOOO encouraging!

I'm enjoying working out with three less pounds to lug around! That plateau finally broke which had me at 210 FOR EIGHT MONTHS! Robin got me to check out FitDay, and I was able to discover that I was eating WAY too many carbs. I think that may have been my problem!


02-01-2007, 04:36 PM
Hello, I am a newbie and I have read some of your posts.

I really look forward to hitting onederland and would like to you this thread.

I am a mother of 5 ages 20 - 6. one in college one in the air Force (he just left for boot camp)
I work at a college as the safety specialist. hubby stays home... he has MS. He is the stay at home parent now.... we always said he would raise the last one. Which sometimes I have to bite my tongue.

I am doing pilates 2X/week, Yoga 3X/week, eilitical 4Xweek. and trying to do Dance Dance revolution on the weekends with kids.
I am also trying to do the 6 week body makeover thing.

Got to run to a meeting.

02-01-2007, 05:07 PM
Welcome worldsbestmom5!!! :welcome2: We are very happy to have you join us!!! :balloons: The more, the merrier!! :dance: :dance: :dance:

I know how busy you must stay with working AND having lotsa kids. I stay here while my dh works. We have two of our own, Christian is 5 and Emily is almost 20 mos.. plus we have up to 4 more (when we have foster babies) at a time here as well! It can be chaotic but we really do thrive on organization for most things. We have a time for everything, and a place for everything! We want to end up with between 4 and 6 kids of our own eventually but I'm too worn out chasing Emily lately to even think about that now! Plus all the others are little too. I have 2 in Kindergarten, 1 in Pre-k and Emily now. I have two openings for when they need us to take more and usually we get children these ages. So I might end up having 6 kids in Kindergarten and under! I will be running around alot then!

I think it's great to hear about others with lots of kids. Maybe you can give me some tips on things like the ever-present, "I'm bored!" and things like that. :D

02-01-2007, 07:40 PM
Welcome Worldsbestmom5!

This is a great site and a wonderful group of positive, encouraging people! You will be glad you are here!

Sounds like you are really movin' with all the exercise!:ebike:

Good luck with your plan!


02-01-2007, 07:43 PM
Welcome WorldsbestMom5 ! Glad to see you here.
I was thinking of adding some pilates. I did really well before I got pregnant.
Is the "Six Week Makeover" a tape or part of a TV series ?
I think I need more than six weeks on this body. :moo:
I am in the mindset that there is a whole lot of me that needs to be madeover.
I am taking time to blow dry my hair in the mornings- or afternoons so it actually does the little flip on the ends.I am thinking one of my goals is to replace my makeup that is probably two years old ( I rarely go anywhere- we live twenty miles from town).I am planning to be around more at the school and try to fit in with the townies a bit more.It's the little things that have to change first.
When I first came home with my Daughter they told me I had to drink x amounts of water a day to nurse. So I took a big mug and measured it and figured I would have to drink two of those a day.You might want to try that or fill a pitcher in the fridge so you can see how much you need to drink.

02-01-2007, 08:45 PM
Hiyas worldsbestmom5! Welcome! Now, about that name, can I just refer to you as 5? I will never not typo that without thinking. I think this is a great group! I've got a 3 yr old daughter and an 18 mos old son, the girl just turned 3, but she thinks she's 30. My finacee also has 3 kids from a previous marriage, 8, 7 and 5, so when we have all his kids in one house, there's 5 of them running around. I so feel your business!

Today was a bad day for eating, I had so much to do, and it's so hard to do 3 weeks worth of errands stuck in traffic! Fast food, but partially healthy, a parfait and a salad. BLECH. It was horrible, but it has to have been better than that double stacker I was eyeballing.

I did manage to hit the library again, I love that place, I can test drive ALL the exercize DVD's, for FREE. YAY! Then, extend the ones I like and get more. Picked up the WATP DVD, 2 and 4 mile I think? And a "Yoga for the rest of us" DVD. I miss my old yoga and pilates classes, the flexibility I use to have. Thankfully, Matt also misses his, so he's SO on board with the changing our food habits and increasing our excersize deal, otherwise, I'd have to find someone else to call "old man"! So, we're doing the WATP dvd when he gets home and tomorrow is a brand new day!

02-01-2007, 11:26 PM
I'm in! I would love to be in ONEderland before the year is out.

02-02-2007, 02:51 AM
Welcome, Shari!:wave:

I recently joined this group, too! I can't wait to get to ONEderland! I had an eight month plateau which thankfully has been broken! I have another eight pounds and I will be there! I have plenty to lose to get to my goal weight, but ONEderland will be wonderful. I haven't been there since 1980!!!:dizzy:


02-02-2007, 03:21 AM
I am loosing again and would love to join tour thread. I ave a long way to go to onederland. I haven't seen it since my early 20's. I will do it this time and can't wait.

So here I go.!!!!!!!!:carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

02-02-2007, 08:13 AM
Hi karrier!

Welcome! Good to have you here! I once was your weight, so if I can do this after being the same weight you are now for quite a few years, YOU CAN DO IT!:carrot:

For me there is something magical about NOT seeing the 2 in front of my weight! I REALLY look forward to being 199! The plateau I was on really bummed me out, but the good news is that I was at least not GAINUNG WEIGHT!

Robin got me on FitDay, and it is really great because it shows you how you are doing along the day as far as exercise, calories burned and nutrition. It is free, and it helped me break this stupid plateau (along with my Snow shoveling workouts this past week!)

Let's see, you are in summer where you are, right? My son and his fiancee visited your beautiful country several years ago. They rented a car and went everywhere for a whole month. It is one of their best trips ever!:)

Good luck with your weight loss!

Here's the address for FitDay if you would like to check it out!


02-02-2007, 10:00 AM
G'morning Ellen, Debbie, Jennelle, Sunshine, Angi, Brooke, Susie, Annie, Sirak, and Cheryl!!! :wave:

And welcome to our newbies, Karrier and Shari! :welcome2: It's so great to have you join in with us on our way to Onederland. We can't wait to get there either! :balloons: The more support we all have, the better!! :carrot:

I was on plan yesterday, yay! I hope you all had a good day too. Even bad days are better if you at least have a plan. Without a goal and tools to get there, bad days can turn into bad weeks and bad months, like I had. Don't let that happen to you. Keep your eye on the ball, even when you can't actively participate in your plan that day. Just know that the next day is back to normal. This is our new NORMAL, everybody. Don't you agree? Reverting to bad habits soon feel odd, not comfortable after you get used to eating right and moving more. That's a good thing. :cb:

Have a great day!!! :dance:

Hugs, Selina

02-02-2007, 11:17 AM
Hi there, Selina!

Good words of advice! You are right about each day being a new day! If we goof up, we can fix things the next day. One slip is NOT a huge deal as long as we ask ourselves what happened and LEARN from the experience!

Hi All!

I learned something about myself over the last few hours! My husband has been under the weather, and I spent most of last night AWAKE adding more covers to get him warmer, taking his temperature, getting him Ginger Ale and being awakened when he FINALLY fell asleep by his tossing and turning. FINALLY I just decided to get up! I have had very little sleep and seem to be CRAVING CARBS! I'm not sure what that is about or why, but it must be some way that I am trying to comfort myself after a pretty much sleepless night! Anyone experience this when YOU are lacking sleep?

Sleepless Cheryl

02-02-2007, 11:23 AM
Good morning all! Woke up to snow, YAY! I still have alot to do out and about, but plenty to keep me busy in the house too.

Cheryl, I find when I'm craving carbs after a night like that, its for energy. maybe try some whole wheat pasta with alot of fresh veggies in it. Make up a quick stir-fry like thing. Wal-Mart has a brand in the pasta section, called "Heartlands" and its 100% whole wheat, nothing else is in it. I find a cup of that, loads of green and red peppers really helps me get the energy sometimes.

02-02-2007, 11:51 AM
Hi all

I want to visit Karrier! Lets all plan a trip to New Zealand!

If anyone wants to visit me in Utah feel free to come by! I don't ski but I love to sled. We also have great summers. It is a beautiful place all year.

You can call me 5 or wbm5. I am pumped today! I was able to do plank yesterday for the first time!! It was so exciting for me. Down dog is getting better too! I keep saying my down dog bite me. I also Can walk my hand back to my feet a lot better. Stability is coming along.

thoughts on slipping... I feel like every once in a while we slip or be "bad" either with our water, eating or exercise, but when we get right back on track then we are ok. It is when we do more slipping and less being firm that we end up with problems such as my big gut. and flabby arms. I looked at those in the mirror this morning... not a pretty site. I pulled the fat back and could see a somewhat normal looking arm in there. so I can be "good" and get rid of that flab. and I can be a little "bad" and still get rid of the flab. It just might take a little longer. But if I stay "bad" those flabby arms are here to stay!

I hate the flab!!!!!!! :dust: to all who hate the flab!

02-02-2007, 03:49 PM
Welcome everyone ! This place is really hopping !:cb:
I was worried my parents might end up moving to NZ- they took several trips.It's an awesome place. I think spring on the sheep stations would be my pick.

It's not just slipping, it's falling off the wagon.
I am scared to death of slipping. I have tried to look at the simple things that might influence me. I don't watch the food network except for Good Eats. I keep the "fit" TV channel on in the morning instead of the morning shows.I am limiting myself to time on the computer to checking this site and another.Those size 18 pants are now hanging at me in the closet staring back at me each morning.
I am going to check out Fitday- I think I did that once before. This next week was the week I was going to try food journaling
I got my three miles in and did a 30 minute workout.It's naptime now and I have to clean my house.:fr:

Sprinkle some WPD in my direction !

02-02-2007, 04:23 PM
Well, sometimes we do fall off the wagon, but you have to run to catch up and hop back on. In other words it takes work to get back to where you want to be. Which is what I am doing. sometimes I have to run hard and other times I have to catch my breath. Sometimes I have to walk. But what is really bad is when instead of trying to hop back on we just sit on our big butts and watch the wagon get farther and farther away. That's when it it is the hardest because we have to get up off those big butts and that can really be a lot of work! esp. mine! LOL! We just got to keep it up!

And here is a bunch of WPD for you !!!!!!!!!
:dust: :dust: :dust: :dust: :dust: :dust: :dust:
One for each day of this week!

Remember I'm pulling for you!

02-02-2007, 09:51 PM
I am on plan today. No time now to post more tho! I have a baby shower we are going to tomorrow for her first baby; she is so excited. Was out and about with her today. So just busy.

Hope you all had a great day!!!! :carrot:

02-02-2007, 10:47 PM
Welcome fellow newbie Karrier!

Evein everyone! Today is the third straight day of staying within my calories. 18 days to go! I gave into a little temptation today. I had a slice of bacon at work. But for once, it was just ONE slice! Not four, five, etc. And one 4 fl oz cup of OJ. Not 5+. So I am happy with myself. How's everyone doing?

02-03-2007, 07:31 AM
You can all visit me if I can then visit you in all your places. I am org. from Chicago and married a Kiwi (New Zealander) They all seem to have homing
devices planted at birth because ther are alot of us transplanted people here with spouses. But Sirak I would stay away from the sheep stations. Just plain.... well... sheep aren't the smartest animals on earth.

Anyway another good day (WOE wise) and even after some real difficult situations with people this week. I direct a Sweet Adelines Chorus. It is a real balancing act keeping 50 women happy all the time. Well I managed to have one person cry at me and one threaten to quit if she does not get her way. Both are usually stong women so I am very confused but......
I stayed on plan Whoo hoo!! Maybe it is the new me!

02-04-2007, 12:39 AM
Karrier! It's great that even under such stress you stayed on plan! Yay! Success comes one day at a time. :cheer:

I am glad to say I stayed on plan today. Goody! I have to be really good tomorrow then I weigh Monday morning. Uggh! I hate the scale. It has 'weigh' too much power over me! LOL

Have a great nite!

02-04-2007, 01:00 AM
Can I join you ladies? 199 sounds so far away, but I'm sticking with it and I will get there! My goal is 2 pounds per week, which has been okay so far. Little by little, right? :)

02-04-2007, 09:40 AM
Hi Jennylou!:wave:

Welcome! I'm new in this part of the forum, too!

You've already lost those twenty-four pounds and all those inches! You'll make it, don't worry 'bout that! I started where you once were at the beginning of your journey and wondered the same thing, but a good friend told me to set small goals, meet them and then set new goals. I've done that and so has just about everyone here on 3FC! The eventual goal sounds SOOOO daunting, but the reality of it all is that none of us suddenly put on 100 pounds! It was a gradual piling on of pounds. Those pounds will not melt off overnight, but they CAN and WILL melt away gradually and STAY off if we are dilligent. We are ALL working on being dilligent!

For me it was portions that were WAAAAAY too big. I always ate pretty healthy foods-just WAAAAAAy too much of all of them. I also have always been a big cheese lover. I have found that probably added many many pounds to my frame.

Keep learning about YOU, what foods you need to watch out for and which foods can be your new best friends. I have made friends with more fiber lately and am watching out for peanut butter.


02-04-2007, 09:58 AM
Good morning Everyone !
I did my three miles yesterday and a cardio workout in the afternoon. I am thinking I am going to take a break today and lounge a bit this morning. I am hoping it will be warmed up a bit so I can work a bit in the yard. We might get into the 50's today. I am going to try to keep with the diet thought !
I would not be going out to the sheep station for the sheep-lol. I am not a city type person and probably just be more happier out on some farm watching the dogs work sheep.
I hope everyone has a great day !

02-04-2007, 05:08 PM
Welcome Jennylou! Glad you joined us here!! :welcome2: This is a great place for support! We all need it! :balloons:

How are you all today? It's Super Bowl! I will be eating healthy, as I did this a.m. Even if it is a fun day, I'm not going to ruin my day by messing up. I weigh in the morning! :carrot:

So far I've been on plan all month. Yay!! :cp:

Hugs, Selina :wave:

02-04-2007, 10:13 PM
cheryl - thank you! It's great to see someone who was right around where I was now about ready to enter into onederland!

sirak - 50's? Sounds great, it was -1 here this morning with a wind chill factor of -20. Good job on the exercise. :)

Selina - WTG with being on plan all month! You're another one that is an inspiration for me, starting around the same weight that I did. How long did it take you to get to your current weight? Have you dropped a lot of sizes?

As for me, not much going on today. Sundays are usually pretty low key. I'm thinking that I might need to add a bit more fat to my diet - I'm nursing and I'm fearful that my supply is dropping. Either that, or my supply is just finally regulated so much that I don't get 5 oz when I sporadically pump. I'm going to try pumping more frequently first and see if that bumps up my supply. I'm very happy with my weight loss thus far, but I will admit that right now, my nursing relationship is more important to me than losing weight. I'm going to do a weight check on DD tomorrow, so that will either ease my mind or make me worry more!

02-05-2007, 05:20 AM
Well today I watched the Bears loose :-(
I ate well 8-)
I drank all my water and did my walk ;-)
1 out of 4 ain't bad.

02-05-2007, 09:54 AM
Karrier~I watched the Bears lose too. Got me so mad. I did pretty well too, just had an extra piece of cake...but otherwise not too bad.

02-05-2007, 10:02 AM
Hi Everyone, Onederland sounds great. I would love to be there. Haven't seen that beautiful place for 20 years. But I'm going to go there this year and never look back.

Lady Jennelle
02-05-2007, 10:13 AM
Welcome to all of the newbies [which I'm pretty much one too as of recently *lol*]

Great news ... I weighed myself this a.m. and was down 4 pounds. Woo hoo!

I did pretty good this past week with the exception of 2 slip-ups but unlike in the past - this time I just kept going instead of saying to heck with it, I'll start again on Monday. *lol*

I'm sorry I haven't been here much

Walking, not so much ...

Other than two nights this past week, I didn't do so good with my walking.

Why is it that when ya have the plans to do it, you're all fired up until you actually start? :?:

I did realize one thing about any type of exercise ... it's not that I hate it or anything but I'm always so busy and just don't take the time to do it.

Gonna have to try and change that, I think!

Kind of like my being on the boards ... I want to be here frequently but then get myself caught up in other things.

I've got ADD and that has alot to do with it I think 'cuz I'm forever having a zillion and one things going at a time. :o

I hope you're all doing good .. I read a bit of the posts on this new thread but not all [I don't have the attention span to do it] and ...

My cat is sitting here [I]staring at me 'cuz she wants attention. Did I ever happen to mention that she is a bit spoiled? :lol:

Have a good day 'n I'll post again soon [I hope!]



02-05-2007, 02:10 PM
Hey Jennelle!

Congratulations on those FOUR POUNDS!!!! That's 14,000 calories burned!!!


02-05-2007, 05:53 PM
Welcome Sharon! You are new, right? :welcome2: So happy you have joined us on our quest. :balloons:

Congratulations Jennelle!!!! :congrat: That is super! 4 lbs. down! That's four that you don't have to worry about anymore. They are gone. Hooray!!!! :cp:

I am happy to report that I lost 2 pounds this week. Yay! I will be really happy when I'm down 3 more, then I will have lost 50!!! :cb:

How is everyone? Posting here daily really helps me. I hope you find some time (Jennelle and everyone who hasn't been in a while). Just take a minute to say you were on plan, or like me, you were on plan but I slacked with my water, which I have to fix. But when you just don't have time, don't worry about it! Just come back when you can. And we understand if you don't have time to list everyone's names, respond to posts, etc. Just post something quick.

And also, one other thing that helps me is if I really don't have time to exercise, I vow I will do 5 minutes on the treadmill and I go do that and at least my new habit of moving stays in place. I did it, just not much of it! LOL :crazy:

Ok, gotta go! Hugs! :hug:

02-05-2007, 09:19 PM
jenelle - four pounds is awesome! Congrats. :)

Doing okay over here. Trying to drink my water and get my veggies into my daily points. Exercising wouldn't be a bad thing either. If I can get my DD to nap (or at this point to bed), I'll pop in a WATPs video. I love how I feel after working out, so I hope she falls asleep. :)

02-05-2007, 11:47 PM
I had guys here working on the house most of the day, plus I never made it to the feed store-so exercise got put to the back burner.It was good as if I needed a couple of days to heal as I kept on getting up sore.
But tommorrow it's back to the same old same old, plus I have to crank up the salad factory. I made a splenda and baked apple dessert which was really good.
DH is going out of town so I might get an extra mile in here and there. Nothing moved for me this morning when I hit the scale- but we'll see on Wednesday.

Lady Jennelle
02-06-2007, 12:25 AM
Thanks for the congrats girls, it sure felt good to see that 4 pounds gone [now I just hope I don't find it again. :lol:]

Selina, way to go with losing 2 pounds ... I'd say that we're on a roll but of course since you're close to having 50 pounds lost, I have a lot farther to roll than you do. :D


I didn't do bad today with eating at all but at the same time, no exercise with the exception of walking around Walmart for 2 hours [does that count? :lol:]

For whoever mentioned drinking water [jennylou] - that is something I need to really work on 'cuz 99% of the time I just drink coffee [which technically does have water in it ... wonder if that counts? :dizzy:]


Have a good day tomorrow, everybody!

I have to get up early [by 8:00 a.m.] to make sure to get downstairs to mail a package that has to go out ...

I know - 8:00 may seem late to some of you but many times I never get to bed or to sleep until 2:00 or 3:00 a.m.

I've got a sleep disorder and combine that with ADD [hyper-activity], well - let's just say that I'm most times lacking big time in the sleep department. :(

Talk to you soon ... hopefully tomorrow!



02-06-2007, 09:41 AM
Thanks Jennelle! :dance:

I just want even lower. I'm greedy!!! To be honest, I'm really gonna be happy when I get to 225 because that for some reason is a number I settle at. I was that weight at Christmas 2004 and 2005 but by 2006 Christmas I was 243, which was upsetting. So it's a good number for me and once I get there, it seems all down hill. :carrot:

No, sadly, coffee doesn't count for our water. I wish it did! I drink it everyday. :coffee:

And yes!!! Walking at Walmart is great. My pedometer likes me to go there. I get lots of steps every time, even when it's pretty quick.. I park way away too, so that adds several hundred and doesn't seem to take much extra time at all. :running:

Ok, gotta go! Hugs! Selina

02-06-2007, 10:49 AM
Hi All!

I have six more pounds to go, and after TWENTY YEARS I can't WAIT to see the 100s again! Woo! Hoo!:carrot:

I tried on my dress for my son's wedding again this morning, and the arms ARE starting to feel less tight. This weight loss thing IS finally helping to reduce those upper arms of mine!:dizzy:

My Snowshoveling workouts must be working! :rofl:

If any of you want a GREAT addition to your weight loss plan, go visit It is a wonderful way to keep track of not only calories but also to keep track of the nutrients that you are taking in. It helped me really police myself, which I needed! (Thanks again, Robin, for the tip!:hug: )


02-06-2007, 11:39 AM
Jenelle - 8 am doesn't seem late to me. :) That's about what time I get out of bed as well. But, I tend to go to bed later - mainly b/c it's about the only non baby time that I get. Sometimes I spend it on the computer and don't realize where the time has gone, sometimes I clean, but yes, I too tend to be up until at least midnight, sometimes 1 or 2 am.

cheryl[b] - you are going to hit the 100's very soon!

[b]selena - I'll be thrilled at 225 too, but know I need to keep going. It will be a great improvement though. Hmmm, maybe there should be a victory of buying something new then - maybe jeans. ;)

sirak - I find it hard to find time to exercise too.

Last night I did end up on the elliptical. Late last week I used it for about 13 minutes and .35 miles. Last night, I had past .60 miles and was going strong when DD woke up (DH wasn't home so I was on my own to get her). I made it to 25 minutes on the eliptical, but forgot to check the calories burned or the miles went (might have been close to .7). Hoping that soon, I'll be able to go a half hour (I probably could have last night!) and eventually do a mile in that time. That thing sure does kick my butt!

02-06-2007, 04:09 PM
I am doing good today !I got my salads made, did an hour of video workouts and am thinking that I can do my miles while my toddler is asleep.
It's Mexican Food night. I thought my my spouse was leaving on Wednesday for a trip-but it today instead. I had this big dinner planned-and he is on a plane somewhere.
It am being extra good to compensate for enchildas and whole grain Spanish rice. I might just make a small pan for us tonight and another pan for my son to have later in the week- that we the three of us won't eat so much.

02-06-2007, 06:57 PM
She never took a nap- I fear that we are getting to that spot in the road that all Mothers fear. I just got her bedtime consistant at night and now she is dancing around the room still after getting up at 6:30 am.
I did manage to get the three miles in. I am heading to the shower and then the feed store for some big creature food.

02-06-2007, 07:39 PM
WI today: down 4.8 lbs. :)

02-06-2007, 10:42 PM
Shari - Awesome job!

sirak - sorry about the toddler not taking a nap, good for you for still getting in your 3 miles!

02-06-2007, 10:46 PM
Wow! :balloons: Congrats to everyone who is losing this week! :congrat: That is awesome, y'all!!!! :cp:

I hope to have lost a few by Monday too. Here is my exercise log since Feb.1. So far so good. 10k on weekdays and 5k on weekend days (since the kids and dh are here wanting all the attention)

2/1 10,022 steps!
2/2 10,112 steps!
2/3 5,007 steps! (weekend days are 5k)
2/4 6,010 steps!
2/5 10,005 steps!
2/6 11,529 steps!

02-07-2007, 12:32 AM
Well I stood on the scale (only because it was handy) and I lost another pound. That is 11.5 lbs in 1 month (today is my 1 month anniversary)

Yea!! for me.

And well done everyone. We are all getting closer.

02-07-2007, 03:45 AM
Great job, ladies on those pounds lost and those steps taken! We are doing this thang!!!:carrot:


02-07-2007, 09:29 AM
WI today, down another 3 pounds. :D

02-07-2007, 09:38 AM
I'll be weighing in tonight. A year ago I did Atkins and lost 50 lbs. I went from about 255 to about 205. As soon as I was in sight of onderland I stopped doing the program and lost all control. This time is for me and I'm going to get to my healthy weight. I'm never going to stop eating healthy.

02-07-2007, 11:47 AM
Sharon, I hear you. Me and you both! Tired of being tired!

Jennylou! 3 pounds!!! Greatttt!!!!! :balloons: Congrats! :congrat:

02-07-2007, 05:09 PM
soontobfitchick - Thanks for the congrats! I can't wait until I hit a number loss like yours. :) You'll be hitting 50 pounds in no time!

02-08-2007, 10:09 AM
I hit my ten pounds this morning ! I am going to celebrate by eating 1/2 a grapefruit and walking the dog in the rain. I do this every morning( sometimes it is not raining) but this morning it is with 10 pounds less.

02-08-2007, 10:13 AM
Way to go, sirak!! :congrat:

I'm doing ok, still sick, sore throat makes it easier not to eat too much..LOL. Have a great day. :D

02-08-2007, 07:55 PM
Well gosh Selina I hope you feel better ! I am sending cyber chicken soup ( it's calorie free) and a bucket of TLC . Tommorrow will be a better day !
I did my three mile and tried a couple things from the Fit TV channel. I had to stop one in the middle as I was too winded. It's back to Pilates soon.

02-08-2007, 07:59 PM
Thanks Sirak! Looks like you are on the ball! Send me some of that energy!

02-09-2007, 07:44 PM
I had a disasterous trip to the grocery store with the toddler:devil: . She might be the most trying child yet. I came home and had a can of soup. It helped- but I see that situation now as one of those trigger points that I can identifty. I was famished !
I tried to put both the walking tape and the conditioning section in one workout period today. It was not as productive and I almost fell asleep in the chair watching the local news.:eek:
I am adding a cup of raw spinach to my salads as the numbers on FitDay show that I am not getting enough iron.It's a quiet night DH comes in late tommorrow night and DD21 will probably stay in town with her BF. DS13 promises to work out with me tommorrow- we'll see !

02-09-2007, 09:43 PM
Sirak, sorry you had a bad day! Hope 2morrow is better.

As for me, it was really busy. But I got more than 11,000 steps in and stayed on plan. Yay. Gotta go, the baby wants me!! Arrgh!! :crazy:


02-10-2007, 08:35 PM
Hi everyone,
It looks like a few of you need cyber hugs :hug: . Sirak I remember what it was like to go to the store with little ones. Unfortunately sometimes the bigger ones are just as trying. But well done on the 10!:carrot:
Soon2befit how do you manage to get those steps in???:?:
Well I weigh in tomorrow and I have been good all week so we will see....

02-10-2007, 11:44 PM
Hi everybody! Can't get online much on weekends. I get the steps in by getting kids on the bus then while my baby is watching from the playpen (after she is changed and happy and has toys), I get about 20 mins on the treadmill. Then feed her breakfast, and start laundry and all the stuff here. Then when she naps after going to pick up my son who is in pre-k, I get back on for 20 mins or so. The rest come from daily work. Then the other kids come home at 4pm. And then we start homework and dinner and baths and all that. :faint: LOL! But hey, it's working! I'm steadily losing something. Wish it were more but oh well. It's something.

Ttyl! Hugs!

Lady Jennelle
02-11-2007, 01:03 PM
Wow - do I ever feel behind in things here but am sure glad you gals put up with me when I slack in posting [which seems to be a majority of the time. :(]

I've done no real walking this week but have done well with my eating and also I've written down everything that I've eaten so this is a good thing, right? :)

Selina ... hey, I started out at 243 too! Don't know why but I think that's kinda cool!

Cheryl, you're doing great and it won't be any time at all and you'll be down there to in the 100's. Good for you! I can't wait till I get there too!

Jenny, now don't think I normally get up around 8:00 a.m. 'cuz most days it's after 9:00 before I wake up. *lol*

No, it's more like I get out of bed after 9:00 but as for waking up - that's a whole different story [I'm up and out of bed but usually not fully awake till atleast noon. :lo:]

Good job with the 25 minutes in exercise ... I know I need to make more time to do that but haven't as of yet. :o

Sirak ... good girl with the salads. That's something I think I should make an attempt to eat more of than I do.

I love them but lately I haven't found my way to that aisle in the store. :lol:

Good job with the 3 miles [Gee 'n here I was proud of myself for doing "1" mile. ;)

I just realized that I have 2 more pages to go through so instead of going through one by one, I just want to say congratulations to those who've done such an awesome job at losing this week.

Way to go!!! :cp: :cp:

Tomorrow's Weigh-In Day!

Man, I hope that I've lost atleast something this week ...

Yesterday morning I couldn't help myself and I got on the scales and was down one pound.

Whether that pound still shows as being gone tomorrow a.m., we'll have to wait 'n see but I hope it is! :)

If so then I'll be down to 231 and that will be the lowest I've been in like 6-7 years. What a rush that was to see that on the scales!!

So ... the way I figure it, if for some reason it doesn't show as a loss tomorrow [you know how weight can fluctuate, etc.] - well, at least I will know that it'll soon be gone, right?! :carrot:

Gonna get for now but will see you soon [hopefully tomorrow with good news to report. :)]

Have a great Sunday!



02-11-2007, 02:50 PM
sirak - I can so relate to grocery trips. I have a 6 month old and she's very demanding. When she wants something, she wants it right now. :p

karrier - how was WI?

Selena - You seem to break your steps up very well. I need to remember that just because I can't do it all at one time, that doesn't excuse me from doing anything at all. And you've steadily lost a LOT, don't knock yourself. :)

Jenelle - how exciting for you to be at your lowest point. I think I'm headed there myself next WI. :D

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

02-11-2007, 08:16 PM
Hi Gang,
I am starting to ramp up this weight-loss race again for myself, because before i know it, spring will be here and I will have wished that I had lost weight instead of just talking about it.

I have good news. I found a new job. It's not as much $$ as the last job but it's local, it doesn't require me to travel as much and I hope I get my life back with this job. I start a week from Tuesday. It is in my field and I'm starting to get excited about it. They hours are 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. That will be a little different for me as I am used to 8-5 but I'm looking at it this way, I can still get up like I"m used to and now get in the yoga that I want to start doing every day.

Ok, I need to go and do dishes and get ready to watch the Grammy's.

For the first time in a long time I worked out at the Y today. Trying to get my week of to a good start.

Lady Jennelle
02-11-2007, 09:02 PM
Susie ... congratulations on your new job!! :) :)

And ... good job with getting to the Y!

You're gonna be so proud of me!

Okay ... my sister run me to Walmart today 'cuz I had to get some groceries.

I did good with what I picked out, etc. [only sweet things I got was my fat free/sugar free pudding.]

BUT ... just as we were leaving, the last thing I had to get was my Boca veggie burgers.

As I got those and was walking down that isle to go to the checkout, I happened to glance over and ............ oh my!

There it was ...... Pumpkin Cheesecake. :( :(

Now ... I absolutely LOVE pumpkin pie and cheesecake is my favorite and I wanted that soooo bad but - I didn't buy it!

I looked and it was nearly 500 calories per serving [ouch!]

I put it back in the freezer and actually walked away [which - even 2 weeks ago would never have happened. :carrot:

Needless to say - I am so proud of myself. :)



See ya tomorrow with hopefully good news from my weigh-in!

02-11-2007, 11:52 PM
Jenelle - awesome job on ignoring that pumpkin cheesecake! Good luck with WI tomorrow. :)

Susie - congrats on the new job!

Lady Jennelle
02-12-2007, 12:50 AM
Thanks Jenny ... it sure wasn't easy. *lol*



02-12-2007, 07:46 AM
Well done Jannelle!! Whoo hooo!!!

Well this has been a better week with another two pounds gone. Not quite at goal but some is better than none. Onederland is soon in sight!!

02-12-2007, 09:00 AM
GREAT to hear about those two pounds! You are flying!!

That's is a HUGE victory over that cheesecake! Doesn't it feel great when you know you are being strong?

So glad to hear that you got your job!

Sounds from your hectic juggling of kids, events, work around the house, exercise that you can add a whole bunch of "calories out" to your list just by being YOU! GREAT JOB! Hope you are feeling better.

Having a toddler can be frustrating. My sons are 25 and 18 now, but both were VERY ACTIVE as toddlers! I thought I would have lost some weight just running after them and keeping them from harm, but instead I "calmed myself" with food. Also, neither slept the whole night through until they were four. I was sleeping in two-hour increments and would have MORE food to calm myself. Watch out for the eating to calm yourself food thing. It is really easy to fall into!:dizzy:


02-12-2007, 09:07 AM
Good morning everyone,
This is my last week of luxury before I join the work force again. I have a lot I want to get done this week and I have scheduled some time in there to just hang out as well.

I have to take DH's car to the shop this morning, but I decided before I did that I would take a little me time and get my post in and start the day out on the right foot.

I'm really going to work on the food thing this week. I'm going to try not to have seconds or snacks and work on eating meals that will fuel me.

Also I'm really going to work on keeping my journal this week and I'm going to get in the habit of posting here in the morning so my journey will be on my mind all day.

Karrier: Congrats on the 2 lb loss. That takes major work to loose 2 lbs, so be proud of yourself.

Jennelle: I think it's great you passed up the pumpkin cheescake. You not only did that but you made a choice to based on the fact that you looked at the calories and counted what it would cost you and you choose not to get it based on that decision. I think it's important to celebrate those small victories. Good job!

Ok. I better get going so I can get this car thing taken care of and I want to get back home and do some laundrey and cleaning (read purging) of my spare bedroom and get it back in shape. I have job hunting materials all over the place in here.

Have a great ON PLAN day everyone!

Lady Jennelle
02-12-2007, 01:12 PM
In this corner

In this corner is Jennelle ... weighing in at 230 pounds!

Yes friends, I did it and was so shocked this morning when I weighed myself and was down another 2 pounds.

I never ever expected that ... honestly!

Okay, I did think [hope] that I would be down by one pound but never two and I am so happy!!

Thank God I didn't give in

Whew - I am so glad that I didn't give in yesterday and get that cheesecake.

I mean ... I'm sure that we've probably all done this one time or other ...

You are doing good and then have a weak spot, ya give in and it's time to get weighed the next day.

Then you weigh-in and find that you've lost a few pounds but your joy quickly turns to depression when you realize that -

you just blew it the day before and you know that it's gonna show up sooner or later and basically you've just undone what you had accomplished.

I've been there way to many times.

Karrier - good job with the losing 2 pounds. It feels great, doesn't it?!

Thanks to all for the congrats on yesterday's major success with the cheesecake thing. :)

Susie, I hope you have a good [and a productive] day!

Okay - I'm off here for now as I have many things to get done today.

Have a good day gals!



P.S. Just wondering if maybe we could all sign our posts with our first names at the bottom of them?

To me anyways - at times it feels a bit impersonal to call somebody by a user name and using first names just makes people seem more real or something. :lol:

I hope that made some kind of sense? :dizzy:

02-12-2007, 03:26 PM
Hi fellow losers! :strong: I think signing with our first names and using them is great. :grouphug:

I am happy to say I lost 2 more pounds (and that's with PMS so hope I'm down more next week bc I feel bloated!). :goodscale:

I am also very impressed by all of you who are really doing well with your food planning and extra movement that you get in your days!! I love it. That's the way to do it. More moving, eating better, drinking water, which I am glad to say I am drinking a bit more. I did notice when it was hotter here for about two days, I got plenty in. So I think for me, it's winter that makes it hard to drink lots. :swim:

One more pound and I'm down 50 again! Yay! I get to change my ticker, my chick avatar and add a cheerleader to the bottom! :cheer:

I get a little depressed thinking that I had worked hard and gotten to this weight at least twice before. :cry: But I then think, well at least I am doing this again, instead of giving up. And at least I never gained it all back since my heaviest. Plus I was under huge amounts of stress that I won't have again (we won't have to buy a house at the same time we have a sick baby and all that.) So here's to coming back! :cp: At least we are all here, working for what we want. :woops:

Hope you all have a great day!! :cb:

Lady Jennelle
02-12-2007, 09:04 PM

Wow - one more and you'll have lost 50 pounds already? Woo hoo -- way to go, girlfriend! :hug:



02-13-2007, 10:35 AM
Thanks Jennelle! The 50 is from my highest ever. I was about 243 when I started back this time. But I remember stopping myself from gaining back up to where I was. So since it was always on my mind, then I think it should be my highest weight on here. I'm determined not to get back there. Anyhoo, I'm down 15 lbs since starting after Christmas. No too bad considering that half of January was off plan. LOL. :D

I want under 200 so badly! It kills me. But it just keeps me very focused too. So I guess that's a good thing. After I hit 199, my goal is 177 for 100 pounds off. Then I am going to practice maintaining for at least 6 months, maybe a year. I need to know that I can maintain since I never have. I want to learn to still 'count' calories, etc. Just eat a little more. I don't know. It does scare me. :yikes:

Well, gotta go, have a great day!!!! :dance:

02-13-2007, 10:40 AM
Oh! I've lost 3 and 1/4 inches since last week! Half an inch off my thigh and hips, 1 inch off my chest and waist and 1/4 off my calf. Pretty good. I love measuring bc when I feel like I didn't lose enough, that's where I find the loss. It's where you've gained some muscle and lost inches of fat. :cb:

02-13-2007, 11:31 AM
Good morning,
I woke you to winter weather this morning. It's snowing and freezing rain. I'm so glad I don't have to be anywhere today.

I did ok with the food yesterday, which means that I didn't overeat or have a binge. I just wish I would eat healthier. I guess I just need to unlearn one bad habit at a time?

I got my walk in yesterday. I'm not sure about tonight. We might not go to the Y since due to the ice that is going to be everywhere.

Selina: I'm so happy for you for almost being at the 50 lb mark! I had lost 48 lbs the last time before I started letting it creep back on. This time, the creeping back on is not going to happen!

You are so smart to measure yourself because sometimes the scale doesn't tell the whole store when we are putting on muscle.

Ok, chicks, I'm off here. I've got to get some things done around the house.

02-13-2007, 08:45 PM
Thanks Susie! I can't wait to be down 50 again. But then I get greedy and want tons more gone NOW and mad at myself for letting it come back last time. :(

02-13-2007, 09:06 PM
Hi Chicks...

I LOVE this challenge! I've been kind of stuck and unmotivated, and then I read about this challenge.

I've been doing core and have been at the Bootcamp Buddies site, but find them too "unforgiving". I've been hard enough on myself for too many years and now need the comfort and support of others, not reprimands.

I'm having surgery on Thursday and think that flex may be an easier route for me right now.

Anybody want to "weigh in" (pun intended) on that?

02-13-2007, 10:52 PM
Hi all! I know, I kind of dropped off the charts over here. I got sidetracked on another board. Anyway, some good days, some not so good days, but eh, not the end of the world. Just pick my big behind up, dust it off and back on plan we go. Water, calories are good today, my stupid fitday isn't working, it wont recognise my passowrd and I've asked the thing to email it to me, 12 times today and still NOTHING ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH Amazing how much I rely on that thing when I've recently slipped, yanno? So, I ate what I knew calories were for and set myself a 10 lb challenge by St Patty's Day. I have some stupid fear of being in the ONEderland area again, I keep sabatoging myself, it's making me insane. So, now when I want something, I drink hot tea, I've gone through a BOX of chammomile tea today. But, better than chocolate. I also need to start logging in to THIS thread every morning, first thing, to remind myself STAY ON TRACK! Anyway, here' I be. Congrats to all those who lost while I was AWOL and welcome to all the new people!

Lady Jennelle
02-14-2007, 01:13 AM
Selina ... You did good even when you were off the diet because as you said, you stopped yourself from getting back up to the weight you had started with and that is definately something! :)

Good job with losing the inches ... I've never measured myself [guess I'm afraid to see what the numbers would be or something. :lol:]

Susie, I hear ya about the winter weather 'cuz we're getting blasted with it now and from the weather reports it sounds like we can expect between 1 and 2 feet of snow. :(

Good for you with getting your walk in ... I haven't been walking much the past week but tonight did get in 1,000 steps. It's not much but is at least a little something.

I don't count my steps all day long but just when I purposely walk is when I use my pedometer.

msbenz ... Welcome! We're so glad that you're here and everyone here is so supportive of each other [no beating ourselves up here! ;)]

If you wouldn't mind - would you post your first name when you sign your posts?

For me, it's just easier trying to keep track of everyone and also it seems more personal so it's easier to get to know everybody, ya know? :)

Angi, I'm glad that you're back! And, just curious but have you stopped to think why it is that you're sabotaging yourself when you get close to onederland?

I just wondered if there is a reason for it that you can pin-point and then maybe you'd be able to work around that, ya know?

Happy Valentine's Day!

Just wanted to say that I hope you all have a nice Valentine's Day!

Mine will be spent inside since it's so nasty out there. I might go out late morning though and clean my neighbors car off 'cuz he's 87 and uses a walker and well - he just shouldn't have to go out and do it himself, ya know?

My Virtual Trip

Uhmmm ... well, let's just say that I haven't gotten very far on it. :lol:

I did walk tonight 1,000 steps that I purposely counted and did that walking our hallway [which is about 1/2 block to 1 block long].

I would've and could have walked more but my cat, Lexi was demanding attention [the spoiled little girl :lol:] and so I left the apartment door open when I walked.

She wandered out in the hallway a few times when I was walking and in our lease - no animals are to be out of the apartments here so I didn't want her out too long in case someone else come along and saw her.

And, I didn't want to shut her in the apartment while I was out in the hall 'cuz I would've felt guilty about it. [I told you she is spoiled!]

We only have a small 1 bedroom apartment and I'm sure that she gets bored to death half the time with having to be inside here all the time so once in awhile, I let her out in the hall [accidentally on purpose. :lol:]

Still - I can't do it for long periods of time ...

Okay, I'm rambling now so will go but just wanted to say that I've done good with my eating today ... yesterday I did good as well [but don't know if any of you are like me but I tend to be a night-eater ... like in the middle of the night I'll get up and eat. :o]



02-14-2007, 10:34 AM
We survived the storm but we have so much ice. DH isn't going into work today as they have no electric where he works. It's nice for him to be home.

We made pancakes and bacon for breakfast. I think we might go out for lunch. I wasn't able to go to the Y last night for a workout and I want to go tonight. I walk with DH and it's usually a nice time for us to be together. Sometimes we talk and walk and sometimes we put on our own Ipods and just walk together. We sort of pace each other.

I need to get to work on my journal. I want to start one because I'm about to embark on a lot of new things with my new job starting next week and when I write it helps me stay in control. When I'm in control of my life in other areas it makes staying in control of my eating easier.

Well, I want to get a letter written to a friend before the mail runs so I must get busy with that.

If you get chocolate and candy today, enjoy it...don't stuff it in. One piece tastes as good as 5.

02-14-2007, 11:04 AM
Tommorrow is WI for me. We went out last night to one of the Italian places. I did really good with no rolls and only a chicken cesear salad.It wasn't my favorite Italian eatery- which was good. It made it easier not to eat my favorite dish- but I am still thinking about it. I did an extra three miles yesterday-as I was worried I would fall off course.:dizzy:
I am going to have to get over that fear of eating the old way.
I did get into those size 18 jeans, which really made me feel good.
My little one has a bit of a cough so we are going to make a trip into town for cough meds and more lettuce.Tonight's meal is oven fried chicken, broccoli and steamed mixed veggies.
Hope everyone is having a good Valentines Day. !
aka Sirak

02-14-2007, 11:57 AM
Welcome Msbenz! :welcome2: Glad you joined us! This is a great thread.

Hi Susie! Sounds cold there! When it gets to 38F here it is very cold!!!

Jennelle! You are doing great! And that is so nice of you to help your neighbor. My dh and I are like that. We love old people. Bless their hearts. :hug:

02-14-2007, 12:18 PM
We have tons of snow here today too. DHs work was cancelled - that never happens!

WI today - down 6 pounds (go elliptical!)!

sirak - congats on the size 18 jeans! What a wonderful NSV.

[mychoice2befit - good luck starting your journal. I keep one on livejournal and love it. :)

jenelle - stay warm!

Ang - sorry about your problems with fitday.

selena - awesome job on the weight loss AND the inches lost.

02-14-2007, 04:16 PM
Snow today, &&^%$$ So both kids are here, all day. I love my kids, please, don't get me wrong, but their time at day-care is my time to work out<both Matt and I can work from home, so we don't actually go "to the office">. Normally, I get my work outs in as soon as I get back from dropping them off, then hit the work stuff, but with them both here, it's insane today. I tried getting them to do a WATP dvd with me, HAHAHAHAHAHA. So, I'll do it tonight after they're in bed, or count this a rest day and reschedule my workout week.

Congrats on those inches and pounds lost ladies, y'all are trucking right along!

02-14-2007, 05:12 PM
sorry I have been out of touch lately. I need to read up and how everyone is, butI have a staff meeting to attend and just wanted tp make a quick post.

:val1: :val3: :val1: :val3: :val1: :val3: :val1:

Happy Valentines day to all!

I just got bcak from the gym and weigh in. I must say that while I really haven't lost any I have maintained. I was giving myself a hard time for not eating right nd working out as I much as I want. So, while I haven't progressed I have fallen back! This makes me so happy. And I think this was the best birthday present I gave myself today! I was really beating myself up and scared to weigh in. I feel even more motivated to keep working.

More when I get a chance which looks like it won't be for several days. :val1: :val3: :val1: :val1: :val1:

02-14-2007, 06:54 PM
Thanks, Jennylou! And WoW! Congrats on the loss! :congrat: That is super!!!! :carrot:

Sorry to hear that Angi, I so totally understand. I literally have to get off my treadmill if my kids are up and around like every 3 minutes. I have never even made it past 5 mins unless they are asleep or my dh has them outside or whatever. Many nites I'm jogging in place during homework or while my son is brushing his teeth so I can hit my goal.. LOL. I know how you feel!!! :hug:

Welcome back, worldsbest. Glad to hear from you!

Hi to Jennelle and Sirak and Cheryl and Karrier and Sharon and everyone else here!! Hope you all had a very nice Valentine's Day!!!! :val1:

02-14-2007, 07:42 PM
Hi All!

Today my son and I shoveled snow in our driveway for TWO HOURS! We have drifts up to my armpits in parts of our driveway. Thank goodness I don't have to shovel the drifts on my deck and around the house! They are at least as high as those in the driveway!

I figure I did plenty of exercise today because I did an hour of step aerobics this morning, too!

I'm working on watching carbs. I tend to eat too many. How many carbs do you guys eat each day?

I hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day! We are going out for our Valentine dinner tomorrow. Too much snow today!

Take care!


My only Sunshine
02-14-2007, 10:47 PM
:wave: Happy Valentines Day :val1:

I've also been out of touch lately. Actually I havn't been around since the new thread started feb 1. I'm just goin to jump back in if that's OK. :)

Although i haven't been around lately i have been keeping up with my excercise, weights, water, and WW. I havn't been to WW for the last 2 weeks but this friday i am going. NO EXCUSES!! ;) I'm anxious to see what the scale says. I still can't get myself to journal. Journaling used to be fun to me and now it's a chore. I don't know why but it's frustrating. Anyone else feel this way?

Congratulations to all that have lost weight and inches.

To all of you in the snow storm ~ stay warm and be careful.

I hope everyone had a nice Valentines Day. I'm having a very romantic family dinner. "Jennie O" hot dogs and french fries. :T That's what i asked for so thats what hubbies making. I'm easy to please. :lol:

Take care,

02-15-2007, 11:09 AM
I got up this morning and did my exercise right away, so I wouldn't be tempted to not do it or get too busy to do it. So, I did my 2 mile WATPs and then added a 10 minute ab workout (but, really only did about 5 minutes of that).

We leave on Saturday for vacation, so I'm trying to use up all the perishables in the house and not buy too much more stuff. Needless to say, my menu is rather boring lately! I can't wait to buy some fresh veggies and fruits when we get home. :)

Hope everyone has a great Thursday!

Mandy - hope you had an enjoyable evening with your DH. :)

Cheryl - we have the huge snowdrifts too! My DH spent about 5 hours outside plowing, snowblowing and shoveling (we have a really long driveway!). It looks beautiful, though. :)

worldsbest - maintaining is definitely better than gaining!

angi - I hear ya on the snow days! My DH had work cancelled. Instead of being more helpful (well, he did shovel the driveway), he seemed to create more work for me being home!

02-15-2007, 11:33 AM
Hello Everyone,
It seems that the world is waking up around me. Yesterday so many business were closed. My DH was home from work. He went to work today so I'm starting to get busy and get this house back in order. It was nice to have a lazy day yesterday.

I won't have a TOPS weigh-in this week as we canceled for tonight due to the weather. We still have so much ice here and there are a lot of people without electric.

I am a little releived that I don't have a weigh-in because I thought I might be up on the scales, so since I got a reprieve I'm going to work it to my advantage.

I must get busy and get some things done.
Coming here daily is bringing my motivation up and I'm starting to feel that my mind set is getting more focused on getting it together and doing it and getting this weight off. I haven't felt like that in a long time.

I have a question. Because I have gained and carried arond so much weight I have this sort of "apron" on my lower stomach. I have also had a lot of abdomonial surgery so I'm sure that has contributed to the "apron". It's not horrible but I hate to think I'm going to have to deal with it when the weight is gone (a tummy tuck is out of the question, I am NOT having any more surgerys!). Any clue as to how I can help this area so it won't hang even more when the weight is gone? I can deal with the loose skin ( I can cover it up) but I can't cover it up if it is hanging.

Thanks for the input.

02-15-2007, 11:38 AM
I went down three more pounds this week !:carrot:

I ran into weigh early this morning.Now that I am 18 pounds away-onederland seems so obtainable. When I was 32 pounds away it seemed like it was for ever. Now I might see it by April.
I have put aside my Christmas money for new clothes-I was a size 18-20-22 for such a long time. It is odd to think of buying something other than an xl or xxl.
I have a hard time remembering myself as a skinner person.
If you have not checked your jars of peanut butter please check them.
Congra Foods that makes Peter Pan and "Greater Value" peanut butter is recalling all jars that have 2111 on the lid. You can send the lid back in for a refund- check the Conagra ( for futher information.
I have the sniffles today and am thinking that I might just do my three mile. My little one seems to be coughing less.
There were snow flakes when I was out feeding the horses, but nothing is sticking.After tommorrow it is supposed to warm up- perhaps we will all be well too !

02-15-2007, 02:01 PM
Good Morning All. Today was alot of snow, my truck died, literally. It seized up as Matt was taking the kids to daycare and as we're moving in April, I didn't see any sense in paying 2k pluss to fix a 20 yr old blazer, so I junked it and made $200. YAY. Car is running great and worth WAY WAY more so we'll save the money we planned on spending on towing the car and the extra gas in the blazer, since it was a complete gas hog! Calories are on track and excersize will be done before the kids get home, 3 mile walk, 45-60 mins of light yoga.

Sirak - Congrats on the weight loss. Onederland isn't that far away for you!

Susie - I too have the "meat apron" from gaining so fast. I've had 2 c-sections, cellulitis infection in the last c-section, so I still have a portion that looks like an extra belly button, and worse, now it hangs unevenly, the infection ate away so much of the fat and muscle on the right side of my lower apron, that its about 3 inches higher than the right side. 2 months after that I had to have my appendix taken out and have a huge scar and mass amount of scar tissue, on the same side as the infection! ARGHHH. We can tuck it into clothes, but, unfortunately it's going to make our clothes a size or more bigger than what it should be. I have a plan though, lol. After I've lost the weight and maintained for 6-12 months, we plan to start trying for our last child, who will also be a c-section, my OB told me if I lost the weight, as long as we ran into no complications during the section, he'd give me a minor tummy tuck. YAY. Other than that, I don't know what to tell you, except it DOES raise. The more weight I lose I was worried it would hang down more, but it's not, its raising up, slowly. Actually in the last 6 months, it's raised up about 3 inches, so it might happen for you too. I drink large amounts of water and try to eat only healthy fats. Alot of it, is genetics though. Check the maintainers section, they have a great Skin FAQ's with all kinds of Q&A from people who have lost weight. Good Luck!

02-15-2007, 06:30 PM
Hi there, Susie!

I'm 55 and have had two C-sections and a Myomectomy. I can tell you that the "apron" gets smaller as YOU get smaller. If MY "apron" can do it, YOURS certainly can, too! I did zero exercise for most of my life. In the last ten years I began a walking routine and have moved to Turbo Jam, yoga, using the exercise ball for abdominal exercises etc. and have also been doing step aerobics.

For years I was actually afraid to do any abdominal exercises. The pain from the C-sections and Myomectomy was overriding common sense for me. I wish I had just started exercising as soon as I had my six-week checkups!

Anyway, as the weight comes off, so will the "apron". I'm not expecting to look like I once did before I had children OR look how I did at 25 when I was first married, but I DO plan to wear the same size and weigh what I did then even if underneath the dress I AM a bit less smooth and/or firm!

Good luck!

Sirak! That's great news on the weight lost!:carrot:


02-15-2007, 10:01 PM
Hope everyone is warm and dry.
I am back on track after Valentines Day. I am hoping that one day off will not make too much of a difference. I will weigh on Monday.
I love the advice and support you all give. You help me thru the days.
Onderland seems so far away but I know I will get there soon.

02-16-2007, 08:49 AM
Good morning! Trucking right along with my excersize, today's the first day I didn't wake up sore. YAY!!!! So far today, everything is on track with food, and kids are about ready to head out the door. We have a doc's appt for my daughter's eye, she'll need surgery, this is just a formality. I've known she'd need surgery since she was about 8 months old, but I wanted to wait until she was a bit older in order to handle the anastetic.

Hope everyone's doing well!

02-16-2007, 08:59 AM
Good morning,
I'm up early this morning. I"m going to head out to the mall today to use some gift cards and just do some window shopping. I start my new job on Tuesday so this is sort of a way of "treating" myself.

Usually I have my weigh-in at my TOPS meeting on Thursday's but it was cancelled last night due to the weather we have been having. I usually allow Friday to be my "cheat day". I decided I'm not going to have a cheat day anymore...I mean...who am I cheating when I do that? ME! So I'm going to have a "treat day" instead. Today I'm choosing to have the treat of going to the mall. I have a Panara gift card so I'm going to treat myself to lunch there. I have a Bath and Body gift card so I'm going to treat myself there and I have a Barnes and Noble gift card and I'm going to treat myself there.

Much better than rewarding myself by stuffing my face, don't you think?

Thank you to those who answered my question about the "apron" issue. You have given me hope!

I hope everyone has a great day. I'll be around for the weekend. I'm finding that I stay on plan much better when I come to the board at least once a day.

02-16-2007, 11:33 AM
I have a meat apron. I have never heard it called that before! I love to come here and read what everyone writes. I get such an education.

Well, I am glad to hear this meat can be gone. I was worried about it also.

If someone asked me what I hate about my body it would be that. I don't even like hubby to see it.

I have had 5 c-secs and the appendix out. Not a pretty sight. I tried to convince the doctor to take out some of the fat when I had my last child but she wouldn't. What a meanie!
I have work to do and i need to fill the water bottle.
:dust: for the weekend!

02-16-2007, 01:26 PM
Hello Ladies! I have been reading this thread for awhile and thought I would join in if thats alright. I have come a long way but have quite a ways to go. My main objective right now is to be in onederland before my husband gets back from deployment. He was so surprised when he came home on leave to see how far I had come in the 6 months he had been gone. So I hope to really surprise him when he gets home in August. I have been doing weight watchers at home and I have been doing tae bo and pilates as my exercise. And the occasionally walks thrown in there as well. I have a 3 yr old daughter and a 8 month old son who keep me every busy everyday.

02-17-2007, 12:17 AM
welcome marriedtoasoldier! I have a 6 month old who keeps me busy too!

meat apron - I had a c/s with our first and so, I didn't know if it was pregnancy related or due to the c/s, but I never had that problem prior. I was able to vbac with number 2, so luckily, I only had the one scar. Anyways, I have mine, and dropping over 30 pounds has helped with it! It's not so low anymore. I really hope that it will firm up the more that I lose.

We leave tomorrow morning on vacation, so happy losing to everyone!

02-17-2007, 10:02 AM
Good morning Ladies,
It's snowing here again. Winter really depresses me.
I started the day off on the wrong foot; we have chocolate in the house and guess what I ate?! My first thought was, well, there goes the day, then I thought, no, I can do better from here on out. So here I am...getting myself back on track.

I really think that sometimes I sabatoge myself. I have no idea why. I can think of a lot of things that lead up to those times, such as last night when DH was in a low mood and I took on his feelings.

I just need to learn to not turn to food as the way to soothe what is bothering me. How do I make that click for me? I know it's a part of figuring it out but I just can't seem to figure out how. I'm not giving up.

I know that someone on here will have some advice for me.
I must get to getting this house in order. I do know that when things are messy I feel overwhelemed and that leads me to self-medicate with food.

I was out f contol for just a minute, but I will get it back under contol...I am in control from this moment on.

02-17-2007, 02:27 PM
I totally have had that happen, Susie. I take on other people's moods easily also. A girl from one of the sites I had visited told me about a book called Highly Sensitive People. I am one, after reading it and realizing that. Rent or buy it. It helps us see why other ppl's moods affect ours so easily, which in turn obviously will make us so much more likely to need something to calm us, right? Imagine all the energies we feel when others may not take on any extra at all. Not good. Just a little info on that. Hope it helps. :) Oh and I have the meat apron too. Oh that does sound awful huh? But it's there. I hate it too. Around my hips and stomach is my worst part. And every time more weight came back on me there and leaves there last. :yikes:

Have fun on vacation, Jennylou!! :dance:

Welcome Marriedto! :welcome2: So happy to have you join us!!!! :carrot:

Cheryl! Hiya, I so am with you on the getting to the right size but accepting we won't be the same shape or smoothness! LOL. Sad but true. We'll look great in clothes though huh? :cp:

Karrier, Onederland really seems far for me too, but it's not that far for us. We'll get there. I did it in 2005 in May, but then my newborn came to me right after and was a preemie and ate every other hour for a long time so I was a zombie and it started just slowly coming on again. My main focus this time is to STAY there once I get there. LOL. We can do this. :cheer:

Sirak! Congrats on the loss, girlfriend!! :congrat: Yay!!! :cb:

Angi, I hope everything is ok with your daughter. Let us know. Hugs :hug: And sorry your truck died but does sound like it was tired. :faint: Poor truck. :(

Mandy! Wb! Long time no see! Glad you are back with us! :cheer2:

Hi to anyone I missed!! Hope you all have a great day! :carrot:

Weigh in for me is Monday morning. I hope it's good. I haven't been off plan so I will be disappointed if it isn't down some. :(

Running errands 2mrw so may not get online. So probably see ya Monday!! :wave:

02-17-2007, 02:46 PM
Good morning all!!! Hope everyone's weekend is going good so far. No snow today but BOY is it cold!

Welcome to all the new people! Hope you find us as fun and informative and supportive as I do!

So far on track today, realised I haven't had a rest day from excersize all week, so I'm taking one today. I'm not sore or anything, I just need a day. Woke up to the scale saying I've lost 3-4 pounds, but it doesn't count until Monday, what a motivator to stay on track!

Lady Jennelle
02-18-2007, 12:36 PM
First off ... Welcome! to all newbies and congratulations! to those who've lost this week. :) :)

I'm sorry I haven't been here much this week - been busy as usual.

One thing I've been doing is getting ready for inspections that we have coming up this week.

We have them twice a year - they are to make sure people keep their apartments clean and in good shape.

They're a pain but I guess, a necessary evil ...

My Week

I did walk some this week but not every day.

Also I didn't write everything I ate down like I should have and hope that tomorrow doesn't show a gain.

I didn't really do too bad with the exception of two things.

#1. I did good at the grocery store with anything that was high-calorie, etc. - I put it right down [and no - I didn't put it down in my cart.] :lol:

Oops - I did it again!

But I did buy some type of fat-free ice cream sandwich things ... they were like 130 calories in each one and were 6 in the package.

Well ... it might not have been so bad, but ... I ate every one of them in a days time. :o :o

And #2 ... I bought a box of cereal and ate it just because. Not because I was hungry when I ate it, but just 'cuz it was there and sounded good.

I should know by now that as long as I don't have the stuff in my house, it doesn't bother me,

But ... if it's here, it's not safe and I'll eat it just because it is here whether I'm hungry or not. :(

I guess I'll have to wait till tomorrow to see how much damage I did [can't say as I'm looking forward to tomorrow's weigh-in.]

This coming week ...

It's my plan to NOT buy anything I shouldn't have [even things like the fat-free ice cream] 'cuz I have no sense of moderation.

I hope to walk more than I did this week ...

And, I plan on writing down everything I eat this week [if I bite it, write it!]

Gonna get for now - I got up not long ago and still am not totally awake yet. *lol*

See you tomorrow a.m.!



02-18-2007, 02:40 PM
Hello Ladies!
Janelle I love the whole bite it write it saying! I try to write everything down as well. Its been going well for several months but Its getting old lol so I am going out to buy a new journal maybe it will inspire me to do a better job.

I have set my exercise goal for the month it will be hard to reach but I am going to try my hardest. As long as I continue to log in here I seem to stay motivated!

Hope everyone has had a great weekend! My hubby called me today he has broken his nose :( poor boy! Them PT football games must get rough in Iraq

02-18-2007, 08:28 PM
Hi Everyone,
I made it to the Y for a 30 minute cardio workout today. I have not had any soda today. I usually drink only water but in the past few weeks I have gotten into the habit of having a soda daily so today I wanted to make a goal not to have one.

I need to start writing down my food so I am aware of what I'm eating.
I think I will make those two things my goals this week. No soda and write down my food.

Thanks to those that posted this weekend--the posts keep me inspired.

Lady Jennelle
02-19-2007, 11:30 AM
My Weekly Weigh-In

Well gals ... no loss this week for me, but ... Praise the Lord, no gain either! :carrot:

Whew - I was sweating that one out 'cuz I sure didn't want to gain back and pound and ...

I didn't want to have to change my weight ticker thing and have to add a pound back to it either. :lol:

So, for now all is good and I'll have to try a little harder this week because next week I am determined to lose atleast something!

married2asoldier, I'm so sorry that your dh broke his nose [ouch - that had to have hurt!]

At the same time though, I'm so glad that it was done during a football game and from nothing worse.

Another Goal?

I'm debating on whether to set another goal or not right now [a mini-one, maybe] ...

Well, wait a minute - since this isn't as close to the end of the month as I had first thought, I might do that after all. :)

Okay ... I will! My mini-goal is going to be - to lose 6 pounds between now and St. Patrick's Day [my oldest granddaughters birthday!]

Yeah - I can do this! :carrot:

Susie, good for you with getting to the Y for your workout and also for making a choice not to drink sodas [you can do it!]

My week coming up

This week is going to be a hectic one around here ...

I've got a Dr.'s appointment on Wednesday and then on Thursday we have our inspections.

I know that probably doesn't sound like much but believe me, both of those things really stress me out [and wear me out!]

As soon as I post this, I'm going to get up and get my notebook out to record stuff I eat in and so forth.

I find that if it's stuck in a drawer somewhere that I sometimes forget to use it and this week I definitely want to write everything down.

Have a good day, friends!

I hope you all have a good day and I'll see ya soon!



Sheesh - I think I figured out why sometimes I procrastinate in coming here to post.

I feel like I have to write an entire book everytime I come here. :lol:

02-19-2007, 12:49 PM
Good Morning LAdies. I finally broke my freaking stall. YAY. I upped my calories from the 1400-1600 range and started trying for 1600-1800, increased my water and worked out 5 days last week. I feel fantastic!! I weighed in this morining at 220! w00t!!!! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

that gives me 21 to fantabulous ONEderland! I was looking at the spread sheet I made and my weight so far this month is 10 pounds. I'm figuring I've got another pound or two this month and then it'll slow down again. It's almost like that sudden whoosh you get when you first start dieting that keeps you motivated, yanno?

Congrats to everyone who has or is hitting their goals, be it water, working out or calories. WE CAN DO THIS LADIES!!

02-19-2007, 01:55 PM
Hi Ladies,
Just trying to pull some loose ends together today before I start my new job tomorrow.

I do have another interview today to go to. Maybe they will offer me a job as well. This one starts at a lot more than the one I"m starting tomorrow.
I'm keeping my options open.

I haven't written down anything that I've eaten today and I need to do it...I like the whole "Bite it, write it" thing...very catchy and I think if I say it in my head and also practice it on paper I will get to where I want to be on those scales.

Jenelle: I'm glad that you didn't gain. You will show a loss next week if you just stay the course. Don't stress out to much over that inspection. I'm sure your apartment will pass. You are so organized in your posts I"m sure your apartment is as well.

Angiaha: :carrot: Doing a happy dance for you for your loss. Isn't it strange how sometimes we have to up our calories to loose. Of course, I'm sure when you upped them you didn't do it by adding foods that weren't going to be good for you but rather foods that helped you fuel yourself.

I must get off the computer and get some things done before I get ready for my interview.

I'll check in tomorrow.

02-20-2007, 08:12 AM
Good morning,
I have a case of the jitters this morning. I start my new position. I am not a shy person but being the "new girl" can be a little nerve racking.

I am determined that I will not come home and self-soothe myself with food after work. I will instead go into the bedroom and read for a while and just breathe until I feel calm again.

I hope everyone has a great day.
I'll talk to you tomorrow (or maybe tonight)

02-20-2007, 11:17 AM
Hey 2bfit !:wave:
That is such a good plan ! That is excellant ! I am excited for you going to a new job ( one of these days I will have to go back to work also) and knowing how to handle the stress. Good luck and I hope you have a great day !
I use fitday ( to track all my food and exercise. Nothing fun- just a way for me to see what I am eating. It's working for me right now.Yesterday I had too few calories so I think I am going to see if I can add a bit more protien. If it worked for Angi it might help me out.'
Lady Jennelle- you can do this ! It's not just a physical thing of calories and exercise but a mind thing. Ya gotta really banish those ice cream and cereal demons.:wizard: Celebrate your inspection with a walk in the park or buy some really wild nail polish.
Tommorrow is my weigh in and I tried on my Black Slacks last night and they are looking a bit better.They are 18's, but because of the cut they were one of the first pants not to fit when I started balloning.I wore them at Christmas with one of those girdles thingies.I looked horrid.:sumo: They now are my bench mark for knowing where I am on my weight loss.
I need to go and exercise. DS13 tries out for track this afternoon and I have to run to the school.

02-21-2007, 06:36 PM
I like that. My new mantra! worked out today. i haven't worked out since Friday when i walked campus. which is on the side of a mountain! Very hilly. and Monday was a holiday so day off with pay! Gotta love it! Yesterday was odd...I felt light headed and didn't want to eat. finally ate last night about 7. Then went to the library with the kids and felt light headed every time I bent down and stood up to look at books. today I feel fine except I feel as if I have a sty in my right eye. I am work so I can't really do anything about it. I will put a warm compress on it when I get home. so the long of it is I didn't work out yesterday, but I did today and I did my mile on the eliptical. I feel fine. the only thing I did do yesterday was drink my water. Maybe I flushed what ever it was out with the river I drank.

Well, I need to go. More tomorrow.

02-21-2007, 07:41 PM
Hi Guys,
I'm surviving that training. I took this job know that it would be on ok job but not my dream job. I have had a couple of exciting inquiries and phone interviews for another job and I"m hoping something will become of it.

I'm headed to the Y to meet my workout partner. This is a good thing. I'm using workouts to relax and work out the stress I'm under.

I'll talk to everyone tomorrow. Sorry this was such a quick check-in but it's my accountabilty so I needed to make sure that I got here! :D

Lady Jennelle
02-21-2007, 10:17 PM
Woo hoo ... way to go, Angi!! Keep up the good work. :hug:

worldsbestmom5 ... I hope you get to feeling better! Any idea what made you light-headed? It's not from eating too little, is it?

Susie, I'm glad that it sounds like today went okay for ya.

And ... I'm also glad to hear that you have several other prospects. Good luck with them!! :)

sirak - I totally agree with you about having to get rid of the cereal and ice cream demons. And I'm happy to report that I did really well today when I went to the store [I was starving and bought "nothing" I shouldn't have!]

Also I only bought "1" banana which is huge for me 'cuz I love them [I just hate the smell of them is all - is that weird or what? *lol*]

Anyways I always buy 3 or 4 of them when I do buy them and I know that when I do, I'll end up eating them all in one night. :o

So - today ... I just bought "1" which is cool 'cuz it means that I'm purposely watching things like that. :)

Selina ... where are ya at, hon? Come out, come out - where ever you are! :lol:

Woo hoo - I did it!

Today was a good day ... I have done so good the past few days that I was sure I must have lost a pound and, I did!! :carrot:

I'm not changing my ticker now though ... I'll wait till Monday's weigh-in for that.

I had a Dr.'s appointment this afternoon and of course, they had to weigh me.

Well ... it seems that the highest they've had me is 245 which means that if you count the pound I lost this a.m., I've lost a total of 16 pounds! :carrot:

I thought my highest was 243 ... yikes, I guess it was worse than I thought. :lol:

Well - gonna get for now but hope to remember to check in again soon.



02-22-2007, 05:27 PM
My WI was today and not yesterday. The scale decided it would say "lo" which I guessed that it meant low battery.So I decided I would get a new battery when I went to the store.But after lunch I took the battery out to see which wierd shaped battery I needed to buy and when I put it back in it came on.
So I am at 215 which means two pounds this week ( and I weighed in after lunch:dizzy: ), It might be more, but two pounds is still two pounds ( which means I am still on track).
I am still bumping up my calories and trying to do atleast the three mile walk each day. For the past month I have been looking for our other three mile walk DVD and when I went through the kiddy stuff I finally found it- it was a VHS tape.That gives me a little more variety- although I find myself zoning out when I do the regular one.

Keep up the good work 2Bfit !
I have a simlar banana affliction- I just won't eat them. Everyone else does so they go really fast. I do though make a banana pudding with spenda for a treat .:cb:
Every pound counts Lady JEN- it's like a battle for some of us. I never imaged I would have to work so hard to make this fat come off.

WBM5- Low blood sugar ? Maybe you might want to carry a snack with you.

Selina come out, come out where ever you are. If you fell off the wagon we're still all here to help you get back on.:grouphug:

02-22-2007, 06:12 PM
I didn't feel like eating today either but I made my lunch and ate it anyway. I don't know what was up with the light headedness. I also had a sty. I think it was stress. We have been go go go lately. Hubby is feeding a friend's chickens 2X a day and he has to do it before I leave at 7. Then he also has a turn at locking up the church building every night at 10. So We are up early and to bed late. I think this has an effect on me. I think Saturday is his last night to do lock up.

I am going to work on logging my food intake so I can see what I need to work better at. And make sure I am getting enough. I did cut back a bit on the protein. I'll look into it.

02-22-2007, 10:15 PM
hi everyone i was wondering if i can join u guys? IM 26 will be 27 in May, mu hubby recently got out of the Marines and is now a reservist i do a basic diet and i use turbo jam, the bean and i now have the bender ball for exercise even though i slacked off alot.

02-22-2007, 11:28 PM
Welcome, Mia! :wave:

I LOVE Turbo Jam! It really helped me get moving! I have so much more energy now! Chalene's positive attitude is REALLY great!

I'm glad to hear that your husband is back home again.

I know that you will enjoy it here. This site is awesome, and the people are so friendly and encouraging!


02-23-2007, 12:15 PM
Hey Mia :) good to see you over here too! Well everyone I lost a lb YAY lol hey its one lb closer to the goal right.
Bite It Write it has been my theme all week thanks to you girls and I think its helping. Have lots of errands to run today! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

02-23-2007, 02:49 PM
Hi Mia! I guess I need to see what Turbo Jam is all about. My library doesn't have it so I will have to look for it.

02-24-2007, 10:25 AM
Hi Ladies,
I got busy and haven't made it here to post in a couple of days. I really miss the board when I can't get here.

Well, my weight-in at TOPS on Thursday was awful! We had not had a meeting for 2 weeks due to the weather that we were having here in Ohio and I treated it like a free-for-all until I got my act back together this past Tuesday. I knew I was going to be up and boy was I! I'm just going to change my ticker and start all over with my goals.

My first goal is to loose 8 -10 lbs by March 31. A girlfriend and I are going out of town that weekend to celebrate her birthday so I think it's a good thing for me to set a goal for...sort of a time line. I"m really going to have to buckle down and change my eating habits if I'm going to accomplish it.

I asked myself on Tuesday when I knew that I had been out of control if I really wanted to loose weight and why. I really do because I'm tired of my knees hurting, my pants being tight, shopping in speciality stores, being looked at when I order dessert, not liking know..overeating is not worth all those things to me.

I better get moving. I've cleaned the kitchen and I want to get the bathroom done before my hair appointment and then I am meeting my TOPS group at the Y for our walk.

That's another thing, I"ve only been exercising about 3 days a week...I need to and will up it to 5-6.

New roads ahead for me ladies!
It's great to read your posts...such inspiration on this board and I need it daily.

Lady Jennelle
02-24-2007, 04:26 PM
Sirak ... great job with your 2 pound loss for this weigh-in!

I had to smile when you said that your scales said "low" 'cuz I had this funny thought about if it were me, thinking - woo hoo, they scales are actually saying my weight is low ... I must've done really good this week. :lol:

Okay, okay - I know I'm weird but what can I say? *Giggle*

worldsbestmom5 ... it sounds like you're feeling better and I'm glad!

As for my eating lately - I haven't had a real desire to either but I'm thinking it might be that maybe my stomach is shrinking and that's why [atleast I hope that it is! :)]

Welcome Mia, I'm so glad that you're here! I'm sure that you'll love it here, everyone is so nice and supportive. :hug:

Hi Cheryl - how're you doing this week? I hope good! :)

marriedtoasoldier ... good for you with writing down everything you eat this week!

Funny thing is - I brought up the if you bite it, write it thing and I've been neglecting to do it myself. Shame on me! *lol*

Of course too, I've mainly been living on salads so if I miss writing it down - atleast I'll remember what it was that I had. :dizzy:

:hug: Susie, I'm sorry that you had such a hard week. Don't worry though - you're getting right back on track and that in itself is a major plus, right? :) :)

As for myself ...

I'm happy to report that I've done awesome this week and have been more determined than every to do this!

Mostly I've eaten salads and not much else and also even if I want to eat late at night [which I have a few times] - I've had salads then too.

What a major change that is for me!

Pancakes have HOW many calories?!!

Last night for supper I decided to have pancakes [a little salad break for me] and about fell over when I realized that 2 big pancakes were nearly 500 calories [yikes!!]

I'm going by the calories on the package since it was a mix in a pouch from Walmart and I didn't use the whole pouch like I normally do [which is a plus for me] ...

Still - it wasn't that long ago that, even after a whole day of eating - I'd be hungry late at night and would make 3 or 4 pancakes and eat them ... but of course, with diet syrup so hey, it couldn't do that much damage, could it?

WRONG! I guess I had never taken the time to see exactly how many calories were in the pancakes themselves [or maybe I just didn't want to know.]

But ... now that I'm fully aware of the calories in them, I will have a couple every now and then but only if I've eaten very light the rest of the day!

Gotta get for now 'cuz my friend is on his way up here to help me do a few things.

Talk to ya soon!



02-24-2007, 10:16 PM
Lady Jen I often just eat salads-but today was my Mom's 69th birthday. I had a piece of three layer carrot cake with cream cheese icing. We all know that it's worth atleast 500 calories and it blew my totals, plus I didn't exercise today or yesterday.
I am not derailed-but I am not going to sit there and not celebrate with my Mom ( the diabetic for 50 plus years ate some too).
Tommorrow is another day, I have a fridge full of salad stuff to make up my salads and a can of soup if I get hungry for something other than salad.It's really hard to look at my fitday and see the numbers- but it is one day.
My washing machine has forgotton to stop filling and I think DH is going to buy a new one.DD21's has DMom's car and is looking into a lease on a Honda Accord.
I hope that this week will be calmer than the last- DS13 is out of school for two days and DH is talking about taking a couple days off to get some of the Ebay stuff squared away( he could take a week off and not make a dent in it).
Everyone have a great week- good luck on tommorrow's weigh in and keep your eye on the ball !

Lady Jennelle
02-25-2007, 02:51 PM
Dear Karis,

See - atleast we're not letting one day do us in, right? That is progress! :)

I've been so careful lately but then last night my friend come up and brought me a soda [a Pepsi] and I drank it ...

It never even hit me until after I'd drank it, that ugh - that might not have been the best thing for me to do. *lol*

Still - I factored it in with the calories for the rest of the day and did no damage.

Even if I would have - I would've gotten right back on track. :)

I hope your mom had a nice birthday and ya know what? Like you said, you had to celebrate with your mom 'cuz it was her day!

Hope things settle down for you some this week. As far as I know, my week is going to be pretty un-stressful [at least as far as I know now anyways! :lol:]

Have a good day!



02-25-2007, 07:06 PM
Hi everyone. Karis was very sweet and wrote me to see how I am doing. I am doing ok. We had a bday party for one of our kids yesterday and we ordered too many pizzas and have tons of leftover cake. It's so hard to peel a grapefruit to eat when all this is staring at you. Well at me! LOL. So I've gone over yesterday and today but I'm writing down the horror. LOL. Ha!

Throw me some willpower dust cuz I need it!! I am doing well about taking all the cheese and toppings off and eating about 2 pcs when I'm hungry. Hopefully it'll be gone soon. Anyhoo, we are super busy here lately. That's why I haven't been around. And also why I'm slacking in the weight loss department. Sometimes life just gets in the way of our plans. But pray for me that I don't have a gain on there in the morning! I will freak.

I miss you all and will try try try to be here more. In about a week my life should slow down a little and I hope to be back on track for good. I'm trying to also help plan our 15 yr high school reunion. Talk about good motivation. LOL. I need any I can get.

Big hugs, tty soon Selina

Lady Jennelle
02-26-2007, 10:59 AM
((Selina)), don't worry sweetie ... you can do this and I know what it's like to be too busy to get here. :hug:

You're right - a high school reunion coming up, what motivation! :lol:

I think my next one isn't till 2009 so I have a bit before mine comes up again but then too - I've only been to one of them in 30 years so no idea if I'll go or not anyways. *lol*

One pound down and ...

Well gals, I did manage to lose one pound this week. :)

I guess I should be happy about it [and I am!] but in a way am a little disappointed 'cuz I thought for sure it would be more. :(

Oh well ... again, one is better than none so I'm keeping at it! :carrot:

Have a good day!



02-26-2007, 11:58 PM
Woohoo Lady Jen !
You are going to make it to onederland ! We all are !
Selina- I almost did not buy grapefruit as I am getting really tired of looking at them in the morning. I know it is the best thing going right now ( Rio Star is still in season)-but I think I have had one each morning for the past month.

This week is my mess up week- I made baked beans and had two slices of bacon this morning.Fitday shows I am still under 1200 calories- but the kids screaming in the background made me want to eat all day. I finally loaded the heathens in the car and went shopping for a washer. Fitday does not have an activity listing "for shopping with a teenager and a toddler in five different stores".:dizzy:
Either way I guess I will settle it tommorrow with an extra mile to make up for my bacon,a two inch piece of smoked sauce, a slatering of BBQ beans on a spoon ( gotta taste em) and BBQ chicken( no skin, white meat only).
Right now I feel like a tugboat, just need a slab of ribs and I'd sink.

02-27-2007, 08:56 AM
Hi Ladies,
It sure is easy to let life get busy and we forget to do what it important for us, isn't it?

I have been doing really well since my wake up call at Thursday's weight-in. It's like a have a new determination..not just hope and excitment. That's what feels different this time and I remember this feel at other times in my life when I really took of the weight. I"m glad to have that feeling back and I'm planning on using it to build on.

Selia: It was great to hear from you. You asked for will power here is some :dust: be sure you get to the board so you can get some every day!

Jenelle: You are clipping those unwanted pounds off. :yay:

Siark: How did you do with working that bacon off?

I must get ready for work but I needed to check in. I"ll see you all tomorrow or maybe tonight.


02-27-2007, 09:56 AM
you guys are doing great cant wait to be there if you dont mind me asking what type of eating plan are you guys on? all the diets i have come across is either too expensive or too restictive

02-27-2007, 02:00 PM
Hi! Thanks for the wp dust and all the well wishes! My kids are going wild in the toyroom which my dh has been working on for days and they are undoing what was done! So I gotta go distract them. Also my friend is having her baby c section tonite so dh is coming to watch our kids so I can go. It's been very crazy. I didn't gain but I didn't lose either so oh well. I had gfruit and a little pc of cake this a.m. Can't wait for watermelon season.
Oh and today an electrician is here all day replacing plugs that need to be a diff. kind in the house. Costing us $760.00. Joy. AND we have decided to take another baby, in hopes that we will be lucky enough to be able to adopt if all rights are terminated at some point. So we take our babies, raise them as our own and wait. And wait and wait. And when the judge says we can keep them, then we tell our oldest that he/she is ours and we can name it, etc. It's so scary but that's what we do. :) I can't wait. We love babies and kids. We should be getting one more school aged child too. So we'll be back up to six. :D

Ok, just typing all that makes me want a nap! LOL. Hope u all are doing well. I have no idea when I can come back. I may have my friend here during the days bc she doesn't have anyone near her to help in the beginning and her dh has to work. He's very good when he's home but sometimes u just gotta be at work. So it will be busy around here. I will however be sure to come at least twice a week, even when I have the newborn and the toddler and the four kids too. I am not sure how my losing will go at those times so I am just working very hard to maintain what I've done and hopefully lose .5 to 1 pound a week then. Thanks for the support everybody. I love being able to come and vent to you all when the days are rough. We are excited tho! Will let you know how it goes!!

02-27-2007, 05:23 PM
Hey ! I was up at 5:30 making sure those pieces of bacon were worked off and hopefully DD2 will take a nap and I can do another three miles in the afternoon.
Not only do I bite it and write it but I then procede to chase, three miles at a time.
Diamond Jubilee Watermelon and Pecos Cantalope !Wohhooo !
Diet Plan ?
I don't call mine a diet plan- it's an attitude change. My love of food is making me fat. I love to cook. I love to eat. I love to write about cooking and eating.It's not fast food, it's not home cooking, it's not tex mex or cupcakes it's food. :o
To me it's like seeing a person who cannot control his drinking habit.
I will eventually get tired of salads-but until I can start seeing the shape of the old me in the mirror I am not going to stop. Yeah, I eat an enchilada here and a piece of Mom's birthday cake- but I make up four salads at a time so they are ready to eat- no excuses. I make a diet dessert but it's all about portion control and keeping an eye on what I am eating.
I really do measure my food, infact I eat the cottage cheese in the measuring cup. I measure salad dressing.
It's about changing lifestyle- no more food network. I spend time on this board and reading other boards instead of reading food blogs. My board I have been a food moderator on has a healthy living forum so I am breathing so life into that.
I exercise hard. I sweat. I try to challenge myself everytime I put in a tape and get my shoes on. I also am trying to find ways to just downright remodel the hair, the librarian posture and the dry skin.I am working on getting my feet ready for that day that I bust out in a strappy little sundress and strappy little sandles.I am tired of looking like Jobba the Hunt's twin sister.
I reward myself with a couple games of tetris everytime I walk-no more food rewards.
Some of the stuff I did in the past month would be restrictive- but I am 43 years old and some times life does not give you second chances. I blew out my knee last summer and was on crutches.Being obese on crutches is really bad.Being fat is restrictive.:sumo: Call this my little midlife crisis- but I will not be jumbo size forever.
It's a powerful thing to look down at the scale or to go down two sizes of jeans.It's even more powerful to look at 15 one pound cans and realize this is what my weight loss amounts to.
You have to listen to your body-miaflunker. Most of the time I have learned to say "no". Nothing unreasonable has happened as of yet other than a couple days I caught myself being a bit short of patience with the kids.
I gotta go walk- everyone have a great day and I promise I won't get up on my soapbox again for a while.:bubbles:

02-28-2007, 12:12 AM
thanks i really needed to hear that i love fruit but when i get stressed chocolate is better i love salad but same thing when i dont have time for dinner mcdonalds is better. I think i need to really evaluate some things and start trying harder. The thought of being on a diet seems like a punishment to me for gaining soo much weight. I think i need to rethink my whole stragety thanks for the support.

02-28-2007, 10:44 AM
Mia, you can do this. Pick out all the healthy foods that you do like, and make them your menu. Learn their cal and fat content. And write down every bite you take, at least in the beginning. We sometimes just don't realize what some foods have in them and when we stop just some of those, we lose. Don't let yourself get too hungry bc then you are more likely to eat too much when you do get to eat. I eat several times a day. When you go to restaurants, look them up online first, look under nutrition and find each thing you will be eating. If I do this, I can go anywhere and be ok. Then you know ahead of time how much and what to order. Mainly I feel like all this is just about planning. I hate not being as spontaneous sometimes, but overall, just taking cereal with me in the car so I won't want to stop for fries or something is great. I planned, so I didn't mess it all up.

Take care, and don't worry, just move more and eat less and healthier. Oh and lotsa water, but I slack in that department. LOL.

Now to everyone else, Hi!!!! My friend had her baby, it's a girl. She hasn't named her yet. She is so sweet. I will be helping some bc of the c section. I dunno when I can be online. But I will try to check in often! I'll miss you guys!!

Bye for now, and talk to ya soon, Selina

02-28-2007, 01:52 PM
Just a quick fly by post to let you all know that we are back from our cruise. We had a wonderful time. I ddin't WI while on the cruise, but my 2 week loss is 2 pounds. I'll take it, being as how I did eat some things (dessert) I* really shouldn't have.

selena - congrats on 50 pounds gone!

02-28-2007, 03:56 PM
Hi All!

Selina! Props for you on the 50 pounds GONE!

Jennelle- I've been GREAT! I have just two more pounds and I am in ONEderland! LiasMarie71 and I will probably cross the tape at the same time!


02-28-2007, 05:07 PM
cheryl - when do you WI next? You are so close!

Lady Jennelle
02-28-2007, 11:35 PM
Karis, thank you so much for the vote of confidence

Hmmm, shopping with both a teenager and a toddler? I'd say that's got to be a whole bunch of calories burned. :lol:

Susie ... I know what you mean and I think that I'm at that point as well right now [d-e-t-e-r-m-i-n-e-d!]

I [I]almost blew it tonight but didn't. Whew - what a relief! :)

Mia, as for myself - I'm not on any real eating plan but just have been watching calories big time.

Selina, I'm so glad to hear that you didn't gain any!

I know the disappointment though with not losing but hey - next weigh-in and I'm sure that you will. :) :)

By what you wrote, I'm guessing that you take care of foster children? That's wonderful!

Wow Jenny ... good for you, you went on a cruise and you still lost? Way to go, girl! :carrot: I'm so glad you had a nice time. :)

Cheryl, woo hoo - you are so close [I wish I was! *lol*] I can't wait to read your post that you've made it into onederland!! :hug:

How it's going for me ...

I've done really good so far this week and hope that the scales show it on Monday too. :lol:

I went to bible study tonight and they always have pizza before the bible study but I didn't eat any of it!!

What I did instead was to eat before I went [I had a can of soup and some crackers] ...

Okay - I know that a whole can of soup is way more than enough for one person plus I had 10 crackers and didn't even look to see how many calories those were [yikes!]

But ... at the same time, I'm sure it didn't put me up to even 1,100 so if not, I'm not stressing over it.

No pizza for me!

I nearly did cave in with the pizza though ... I wanted it BAD and just about had some but -

A blessing in disguise maybe but I had a major stomach ache [I have irritable bowel syndrome which majorly sucks. :(]

Tonight though even though I was in alot of pain - atleast I didn't eat the pizza. :lol:

I'll check in again when I can - tomorrow is gonna be hectic 'cuz I have to go to Walmart and also grocery shopping, etc. plus go pick up a cell phone at CellOne.

Then Friday, my brother who drives semi and doesn't get here very often [sometimes it's only once every 5 years or so] said that he might be close enough to stop for a few minutes.

Most times when he comes, he only stays an hour or two and then is gone again.

Anyways - here I go, long-winded once again. :lol:

Have a good Thursday gals!



03-01-2007, 09:37 AM
Lady Jenelle - Way to go on resisting the pizza! What is it with church groups of having such bad for you things to snack on? Our group had doughnuts last night.:dizzy: Have fun spending time with your brother!

I'm at the point where I feel like I have my new way of eating under control and I make smart choice b/c of it. Now I need to up my water intake and make sure I'm exercising 1/2 an hour everyday.

03-01-2007, 10:25 AM
Happy March everybody! :dance:

Yes, I'm a foster mommy. I usually have around 4 kids in addition to my own two. Both of my own children were brought to us at birth and we finalized a year or so later. We are wanting a new baby now but it scares me a little more bc my kids are older and will be more attached than when they were small and I know it will be devastating if we lose a baby and are not able to adopt one we get. Luckily, both babies we wanted to adopt came up for adoption. :bb:

Uggh!!!! I know all this with the new one coming up will wreak havoc on my diet. Not to mention not sleeping much with the night feedings. But its how we 'have' babies. LOL. So here we go. Any of you who pray, I think I'll need lots of extra prayers during that time. :(

Anyhoo, I'm working hard now to lose some b4 that. :D I just hope to be down a pound at least this week!!! :woops:

Hope you all have a great day! Hugs! :hug:

03-01-2007, 10:41 AM
Hey Lady Jen
My can of soup is only 200 calories- but the crackers might have cost you just as much ( depending on the brand). I am having Pizza thoughts also- but I bet I would get sick if I pigged out.I think about it and then realize the fat and calories involved. I would eat four or five slices in one sitting, which calorie wise is equal to what I eat in one day.Then I would eat it again for a snack if there were leftovers.:o You did much better with the can of soup !
Jenny Lou, I think my new goal is the water intake. I had a good grasp of it in the begining- but I need to really watch it, since the weather is getting warmer.
Selina- bravo on the -50- and helping your friend with the baby ! The older you get the harder it is to bounce back from a C section. I will be sending you postive vibes that the little one will sleep though the night the minute you put him/her in bed. I am also sending you a cyber pan of enchiladas ( with beans and rice, salsa,sour cream, a side of pico and some guac of course). Since they are cyber- the are no calorie !:D
I am excited to see Cheryl so close to onederland ! I am down two pounds, bringing the big number to 18.
Let's all have a good weekend and think thin !

03-01-2007, 01:45 PM
Hi All, I'm glad I found this thread. It took a little bit to find it but here I am. I need to lose about 16lbs to 199. I'm looking at trying the South Beach Diet and today is the first day on it. I didn't think I was going to be able to handle not having any coffee, but it's not as bad as I thought it would be. I look forward to getting to know you all. It's going to be awesome having you all for support.


03-01-2007, 02:02 PM
Well, I am glad you are here Want2bskinny !
That coffee thing probably is pretty tough for some- I am a tea drinker and there are sometimes in life that a big glass of water won't do. That fried chicken and sweet tea habit of mine is one of the cardinal sins now.
I am not SB, but am interested in your impressions and your feelings about the diet. We are all doing different things, hopefully in the right direction. You are in the right spot ! Just jump in !

Vega Botain
03-01-2007, 02:40 PM
Hi everyone!

is it too late to join? I want to go to Onederland with you too! I'm 8 pounds away, doesn't seem like too much but I always get stuck here so this 8 are going to be the harder, I haven't been able to go down from where I am now, so I'm trying extra hard this weeks.

03-01-2007, 08:05 PM
selena - that's wonderful that you foster. :)

vega - welcome! 8 pounds does seem like a lot, but I notice in your profile that you've lost more than that - you CAN do it. :):carrot:

want2beskinny - welcome. I've done SBD before with sucess, only reason I opted for another plan this go around is because I'm BFing.

sirak - 18 to go to onederland! Woohoo, you are getting there. I'm sure you'll be there in no time at all. :D :D :D

Lady Jennelle
03-01-2007, 11:51 PM
Jenny, thanks for the congrats on my resisting the pizza! It wasn't fun at the time but I sure am thankful now that I didn't have any. :)

And the thing was ... I was not hungry and I still about gave in [silly me! :dizzy:]

Selina, do you know yet when you'll be getting this new baby? Just curious. :)

Karis, I'm thinking that if I remember right - the soup I had was like 150 calories per serving

That's what I was afraid of - that the crackers were a big no-no. Hold on a minute ...

Okay - I just went and checked now and the crackers are 60 calories for 5 of them so 120 calories total isn't near as bad as I had thought they were. Whew, what a relief! :lol:

Congratulations on being 2 pounds down ... way to go! :carrot: :carrot:

Hi Lori and Vega, it's nice to meet you both and of course, we're glad that you're here! :hug:

[U]Not too bad of a day ...

I didn't do too badly today at all and was so surprised when I decided to step on the scale at 5:00 tonight and weighed 228 [which means I'm sure to be down atleast 1 pound for Monday's weigh-in. Woo hoo!

Today for lunch I had 2 Boca Chicken burgers [veggie burgers] and 1 tortilla [soft].

Drank coffee all day as usual and then tonight I had no supper but did make a box of my fat-free/sugar-free pudding and ate most of it.

Well - 1 box of it makes 5 pudding pops and I ate some and had enough left over to make 2 pudding pops so it wasn't all bad.

I think when I divide it that way [into pudding pops] that they average out somewhere around 70 or so calories.

Making progress, atleast a little bit anyways!

I've realized this week that I am making a bit of progress with - well, atleast with my pudding [to which I'm hopelessly addicted. :lol:]

Before though - since it's fat free/sugar free ... I'd eat the whole box but lately have made sure that I save enough to purposely make atleast a couple of pudding pops.

That way I'm not eating the entire box so ... well, that's a little progress anyways 'n every bit helps, right? :)

I hope you don't all think ...

I just realized something and am a bit :o about it ...

I hope and pray that you all don't think that I'm bragging when I talk about my progress because honestly, I do not mean it in that way at all!

I guess that just by coming here and writing it, it gives me the strength to keep at it is all.

Anyways ... as usual, instead of just writing a bit, I seem to have written another book-length entry. :lol:

Talk to ya soon, friends and keep up the good work, ya know - we most definately can do this!! :) :carrot:



Lady Jennelle
03-01-2007, 11:53 PM
It's me again with a quick question ...

Okay - when I started losing, I was 243 [or thought I was] but the Dr. last week told me they had my highest weight as 245.

Do you think it would be cheating for me to change my ticker to show 245 as my starting weight?

I wanted to ask before I did 'cuz I wouldn't want anyone to think I was cheating or anything. :lol:



03-02-2007, 08:50 AM
Hi Ladies,
You all have been very chatty the past couple of days. It took me a while to catch up. That will teach me to stay away from the board won't it?!

I am happy to report a 6.75 lb loss at the scales last night at TOPS weigh-in. I was the biggest looser" for the week. In the past, every time I have gotten one of those certificates I have a gain but I'm going to work hard this week so that won't happen. I need the support of you ladies to make it happen and I know I will get it through your posts.

I usually have a cheat night, or day after my weigh-in and I decided I'm not doing it...I mean, who am I cheating when I do that sort of thing? Only ME!

There are so many posts so I won't answer individually in this post.
I do want to Weloome the new ones and I want to congratulate all of you who lost this weeik or who were able to get around a barrier that came your way this week...I think it is important to celebrate those small victories, so come here and brag away...or pour your heat's all about support and keeping our minds on the right path.

I have a important interview coming up on Tuesday. It is a 4 hour interview with Proctor and Gamble. I had a telephone interview and this is the next step. For those of you who pray if you would keep it in your prayers I would appreciate it. It's a Administrative Support position for 5 VP's. If anyone has interview advice for me I'll take that too. I want to be at the top of my game on this one. To work for P&G would be amazing and the money they are offering to start is almost $12,000 than the job I currently have. I'm very greatful that I was able to find the job I'm working at now but the P&G thing would be right up my alley.

Thanks everyone. I'll see you around this weekend.

03-02-2007, 11:34 AM
Hola Vega ! Hope you stay around !
Susie- that is the most wonderful sounding prospect I have heard of in along time. Wow ! Good luck, check for runners in your hose, spinach in your teeth and dust yourself with self confidence before you go.Benefits, my dear- don't forget about the benefit package !
Lady Jen I have the same issue. I weighed in sometime in January and was 233, and when I joined the site I was at 231. So on Fitday I am 233 and here I am 231. I weigh in once a week here- but in reality I weigh in almost daily.
Do I believe the 210 I saw this morning ?- heck no- but if it is Thursday I will.:dizzy:
It's your own game- celebrate every pound you want, dear, cause it's a battle !
I plan on being in a size 16 at the end of the month- that is my new goal. I don't know how much I will weigh- but buying those pants will be a major milestone !

Vega Botain
03-02-2007, 12:18 PM
Hi Everyone!

Thanks so much for the warm welcome :) Is nice to know I'm not alone with fighting those pounds off

Susie, I used to do that too when weight in went well, I'll reward myself with an off the diet meal, but it didn't work, I usually turned it into a whole day of not so healthy food that sometimes crept to the next day too >_< so I'm trying to do something different, like buying a pair of earings maybe or a magazine I enjoy, something other than food.

Good luck with your interview!!

I can't wait til monday weight in, the scale at home says I've been good, hope the doctor says the same thing

03-02-2007, 03:03 PM
LadyJenelle - no you are not bragging! I want to hear about the struggles AND the victories! As for which weight you should take, you could most certainly take the Dr's weight - so long as your scales now match up. :) But, I think if I put in my high weight with my DDs pregnancy (had her in August) of 290, that might be cheating. ;)

sirak - I hope you see LESS than that number on Thursday. :)

vega - I hope your Dr says you've been good. :)

Well, yesterday I was OP with food and water, but didn't get any exercise in. My goal is 30 minutes per day (though, I'd be thrilled if I got in 3 days of that!). I'm a good way into my water for the day and am on track with my food, so I hope that I can squeeze in some time for a workout. AF did show up today, so I'm wondering what that will mean for my WI next week. Perhaps I was retaining some weight on my WI on Wed? One can only hope. ;)

I also have to note that since I was on the cruise and didn't get to WI every single day, I actually went all day without weighing yesterday and haven't weighed today yet.

03-02-2007, 04:34 PM
It's great to hear all the good news from everyone! I'm staying within my 1500 calories, drinking my water, exercising, and trying to sleep at least 5-6 hours a night (a feat for me because I never want to miss ANYTHING!). I have TWO POUNDS to go until I am in ONEderland! LisaMarie71 and I are the same weight, so I hope we can make this a DOUBLE RUN through that ribbon very soon!:carrot: :carrot:

This site is so wonderful! Any time of the day or night I can come here and there are GOOD FRIENDS that I have never met yet I feel as though you are all my sisters (and even a couple BROTHERS!):hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

I want to thank all of you for being so loyal to me and to one another! What an amazing journey this is turning out to be!

I think the best thing of all is that I have people to support me in this that are struggling with the same demons as I am! :devil: It makes me feel like we are an ever-increasing ARMY attacking the ENEMIES (Ms. Eat-Too-Much and Ms. Not Enough Exercise)!

Good Luck everyone! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!:carrot:


03-02-2007, 05:02 PM
Cheryl, you are so close now - just two pounds to get to onderland! Woot! You can do this. :)

03-02-2007, 09:50 PM
Go Cheryl! Go Cheryl! :cheer: Yay!!!! You are almossssst there!!! :cheer:

I am staying very very very busy with my family. It sucks bc there is not much time for me. I think I will have to be more fierce is carving out time for myself in the coming months but I will find a way. I vow to continue coming here though, even if I'm not doing well. It will keep my spirits up. You all are so great, just like Cheryl said. I love coming here. :hug:

We can do this. Even if it takes a while. I told my dh today that if I can just keep going down, even one pound a month, that should be considered good for me bc either I'm losing or gaining alot. LOL. I am just working hard to do that right now.

Have a great weekend everyone!!! :dance: Hugs!!!!

Vega Botain
03-02-2007, 10:55 PM
Hi everyone!! Hope you had a great day!

I had lots of work and then a meeting in the afternoon, but the horror! it was on a restaurant! :S but I think I did ok, I ordered tuna salad without dressing or mayo; it did come with a broiled egg and I ate two small crackers.

I did went a little out of the way with a small piece of chocolate cake one of my coworkers offered me, but at least I didn't order one for myself.

We'll see how monday weight in turns out :S

03-03-2007, 10:26 AM
selena - You've learned so much about healthy eating, I'm sure even being busy you will continue to incoorporate some of these changes into your life. :)

vega - eating out is hard! It's so hard to know if you're making a good choice or not, but I just always do my best.

Ugh, AF is in town, which was making me all sorts of crazy hungry yesterday, but I resisted any real damage, but staying within my points for the day.

I hope everyone has a good weekend. :)

03-04-2007, 08:06 PM
Susie: WOW!! :cp: what a loss!
Good luck with job interview. I spoke with Annie. She had her surgery and had a problem with dehydration but sounded like shes is doing better now. I think she going to try to go back to work next week.

Everyone have a great w-end...Later

Lady Jennelle
03-05-2007, 11:43 AM
Woo hoo Susie, way to go on your loss this week - that's awesome! :carrot: :carrot:

Also ... good luck at your job interview and make sure to let us know how it goes, okay? :)

For a brief minute, I thought about a cheat night as well but thankfully that thought passed quickly and I decided against it. :lol:

Karis, good for you too with being 210 this a.m. and I hope that it's the same on Thursday [or even lower!] You can do it!!

I weighed myself every couple of days this week and when I was down, I was thinking ... oh man, this is good but I sure hope it shows up on Monday when I weigh-in. :lol:

Jenny ... what does AF mean? I think I've figured out the OP [is it on program?] And the WI but am lost with the AF abbreviation. :dizzy:

Cheryl and LisaMarie, whoa - you gals are both so close. I can't wait to see that you've both made it to under 200, it's be so awesome for you and encouraging to us as well! :carrot:

Awe Sis, we love you too! :hug: :hug:

I know what you mean and was thinking last night about how good everybody is and what does one do when they reach onederland, do they move on to another board or what?

Not saying that I want those to go elsewhere when they reach under 200 but was just wondering that for when I get down there. [I've got a weighs-to-go [get it ... ways to go?] :lol: :lol:

Okay ... just am in a silly mood here this a.m. :dizzy:

Selina, you're right - as long as we're losing something and are able to keep it off, it is progress.

It's been so long since I've had little ones at home that I'd almost forgotten how much time it takes and how busy one stays with them.

My kids are 29 and 31 and then I had my granddaughter Lacey for nearly the 1st year or her life and that's been 12 years so as I say - it's been awhile. :lol:

I'm glad that you're gonna keep coming here though 'cuz we'd sure miss you if you didn't!

Vega, I think you did extremely good with both the cake and having to have a meeting in a restaurant. I'm not sure I would have done nearly that good so keep up the good work, you're making progress! :hug:

Drumroll please ............

I lost 5 pounds this week!! :carrot: :carrot:

I am so happy but really worked for it [can you say ... salad, morning noon and night? :lol:

Okay - so I don't eat in the mornings [I never have, not even when I was a kid] but ... well, salads noon and night but it's paying off big time!

Actually when I first weighed myself this a.m., I was down 6 pounds but when I weighed myself just before I come here to post - it was only down 5, I think it was 'cuz I drank my coffee betweeen times. :lol:

Still - I'm using the 5 pound loss and if I'm good this week, that'll guarantee atleast another 1 pound loss for next week, right?!

No real exercise this week [well - I did about 800 steps one night but that was it.]

I get plenty of exercise during the day though ... okay, not enough but do get alot 'cuz I never sit still.

I've got ADD and am continually jumping up and down to do something 'n rarely ever sit still for more than 5 minutes at a time. :lol:

On Today's Menu

What else ... salad again. :dizzy: :carrot:

I don't mind though 'cuz atleast it's working. Also I've been using a bit less dressing too which is a good thing.

Guess I'll get for now but I hope you all have a good day.

Will post again later [in a day or two] ...



03-05-2007, 01:11 PM
I know what you mean and was thinking last night about how good everybody is and what does one do when they reach onederland, do they move on to another board or what?

Not saying that I want those to go elsewhere when they reach under 200 but was just wondering that for when I get down there. [I've got a weighs-to-go [get it ... ways to go?]

I am thinking that I am going to stand there and wait until some of my buddies cross- no matter how slow it goes. It's not like I will magically not have to eat salads, chase my kids and walk three miles a day when I lose ten pounds.
It's not all about the ten pounds. It's the next 30 and then maybe another 30 after that. I figure one derland can be that one pound I lose every couple of days that I stay on plan and with the program.
That one pound- is a one derful thing !
Gotta go chase a kids- it's really quiet in there !
Everyone have an awesome Monday ~

Vega Botain
03-05-2007, 03:27 PM
Good morning everybody!

I just went to my weakly weight in and even though I'm on my days and I always gain weight those days, I managed to loose 1 pound, is not too much, but I hope to do better next week, I'll add 2 more minutes to my dayly walks and see what happens next week :)

Hope everybody had a good weekend!

03-05-2007, 04:28 PM
Vega that is great ! You might loose more after your days are done ! Challenge yourself a bit on the walks- try five extra minutes. Exercise has been a key to my loss and it also has made me feel better.
You don't have to turn into a human sweat ball-just keep walking. It can be something as silly as parking far out in the parking lot- so you get the exercise walking into the shopping center.
It's naptime- time to lift some weights:lifter: I've graduated from one pound cans of pumpkin to little 4 and five pound dumb bells.

03-05-2007, 05:37 PM
vega - great job on the loss. :)

Jenelle - FIVE pounds? Awesome job!

I have been so bad about exercise, I really need to get on the ball with that. I'm doing good on water and food, so I need to step that up a bit too. :)

03-06-2007, 10:42 AM
Thanks everybody. I am here! My cable guy has been working on my connection bc it takes like 3 minutes to open each page. I'm not joking. So anyhoo, it's just a little better but not fixed. So I am just saying hi and hoping this will send! LOL. Weight is the same. That is good. :D

I want to say congratulations to all of you who have lost this week. That is just so great!! Keep it up!! I intend to also. Thank you for all your sweet comments and support. I promise to remember what I've learned.

I miss you all and hope to have more time soon to come read and chat. Have a great rest of the week!!!! :carrot:

Vega Botain
03-06-2007, 12:07 PM
Hello all! Thanks for the encouragmenent!

Jennelle, congratulations on your five pounds!! that is just great!

Sirak, yes I'll be adding minutes to my walks, I try and add 2 minutes extra every week, It's up to 44 min this week and next week it'll be 46, hope that helps loose a bit more each week.

Have a great week everyone!

03-06-2007, 12:50 PM
jenelle - did I forget to answer you about what AF was? Aunt Flow, aka, the witch, my period, etc. ;)

selena - good for you for staying on track. :) Hope the cable is fixed soon.

vega - moving more is always good. :)

As for me, not too much to report. AF is on her way out the door and today when I weighed, I actually saw a loss! This is good, though I won't report any loss until tomorrow, as that's my official WI day. :) I may not post until later, since DD has a WBV tomorrow morning, but I will post!

Lady Jennelle
03-06-2007, 08:07 PM
Karis ... you are so right ... that one pound is a onederful thing. :lol: :carrot:

Vega, way to go with losing 1 pound. I know when I only lost 1 pound, I was kind of discouraged but after I got to thinking about it - well, we gained them one pound at a time and atleast we're going in the right direction now, right? :)

Thanks all so much for the congrats on my 5 pounds lost this past week.

It's really given me a lot of steam to keep going. :) :carrot: :carrot:

Jenny ....... oh, so that is what AF means. :lol: :lol: I would've never thought of that. :o :p

I'm so glad that you saw a loss and hope that you'll see it tomorrow as well! I'm sure you will. :hug:

Yesterday and today went really well with me as far as eating goes [I just wish I could say the same about exercising. :(]

Talk to you all later!



03-06-2007, 11:53 PM
I did my four miles today ( yesterday I tried 6 and it about did me in). We went to Subway for dinner and I had a turkey wrap. I stayed on plan- but the lady behind me got a 12 incher with everything on it. I think I got extra calories just from standing in in line;) .
I am about out of salad stuff and need to make a run to the store. I think the guys are getting meatball soup tommorrow night- which is pretty much no brainer cooking at it's best.
Jennylou- good deal !
Selina- Miss ya honey- come back and chat at us later !:hug:
Vega- It's great that you are walking that much !

Ok Susie - I am getting on my helmet and sending you postive vibes ! Let's hope that you wake up with good news.:lucky:
I need to go get some allergy meds and the remote control.DH has another "late meeting". It's Mommy quiet time...:cloud9:

03-07-2007, 10:14 AM
Hey girlies! (do we have any guys in here??)

Miss ya'll too. My cable is better but I can't decide if it's like it should be. So anyhoo, going to see my family this weekend. Should be fun. Hope you all have a great weekend if I don't get back here.

I am still doing toning exercises and walking to my new goal of 7500 steps a day. My eating isn't really great, but could be worse.

Hugsssss, Selina, baby is crying

03-07-2007, 12:35 PM
Jenelle - I've been on message boards for year, starting with wedding boards. I actually am a moderator on another board that's a woman's board (and has an intensive FP (family planning) and parenting board). I've got abbreviations for just about everything. ;)

sirak - great job on the 4 miles!

selina - good for you for keeping moving. That will help, I'm sure! :)

As for me, WI today and I'm down another 4 pounds for a total of 39 pounds! Woot, I'm actually thinking about that 50 pound mark, since I'm so close to it now. It seemed so elusive before, but now it's totally attainable. :D

03-07-2007, 04:37 PM
As for me, WI today and I'm down another 4 pounds for a total of 39 pounds! Woot, I'm actually thinking about that 50 pound mark, since I'm so close to it now. It seemed so elusive before, but now it's totally attainable.

WOW WTG ! It's so great to hear that it working out for you.
That's so funny as I was thinking of stopping at 175- but why not 150 ? Six weeks ago I don't think I would have lost this much- but it happens.
I really am working towards size 16 pants, which I will gladly buy.
I just ate a lean cuisine and figured out why I make salads up... It was not really that great and I am still hungry.I am taking the day off from work out and taking a nap instead. I feel tired and not sure if I am coming or going.

03-07-2007, 06:14 PM
sirak - I love the LC brick oven chicken and garlic pizza. Then, I eat a small salad and voila, a meal. Or, if it's something like a pasta, I might add a side of veggies into it. Or else just put them on the side. They definitely are not a whole meal. :)

Lady Jennelle
03-08-2007, 12:05 PM
Way to go, Karis for your walking 4 miles Keep up the good work!

I haven't walked nearly that far - the most I've tracked was last night when I had my pedometer on and that was 1,500 steps. :o

I could have went farther but more it's a matter of time and my thinking I have too much other stuff to do, etc.

Selina, hang in there hon - you're doing great with walking [way more than I am, for sure!]

:carrot: :carrot: Jenny, woo hoo girl, way to go with losing 4 pounds!! It feels great, doesn't it?!! :hug:

[U]I'm still going strong!

I am happy to report perfect eating [though maybe not real well balanced :lol:]

As last week, I'm eating mostly nothing but salads and usually I heat up and cut up a veggie burger in them and those are 160 calories each.

Have cut way down on my fat free/sugar free pudding as well.

Scales aren't budging though 'n I am not sure why. :(

Those darned plateaus

Maybe I've hit a plateau? I'm not sure but know I haven't lost anything since Monday and it can't be because I'm eating too much.

I know that sometimes they say that you have to have a certain number of calories or your body will think it's starving?

The thing is what I don't get is that when people get weight loss surgery done [my daughter had it done 5 years ago] ...

For quite some time, she barely had any calories a day and she still lost.

Oh well - I'm still gonna continue what I'm doing because I know that it's a basic fact ...

If I keep the calories down and keep going, there is no way that I can't lose, right? :)

Have a good day everyone, I'll see ya soon!



P.S. Yesterday afternoon I went to my brothers for a few hours and well, let's just say that there house is the JUNK food capital of Pennsylvania. :lol:

When I went in, what was staring at me but donuts and those malt ball easter candy things but ..... I wasn't even tempted in the least!!

In the past, going to their house was comparable to sabataging myself. :lol:

Vega Botain
03-08-2007, 01:03 PM
I hate it when you work hard and the scale refuses to move. But then sometimes what moves is the tape when you meassure yourself, wich is even better, just have to keep up the good job, I'm wishing I can loose at least one more pound this week

03-08-2007, 04:00 PM
210- all the scale said was 210 this morning. I know I should be happy as it was another three pounds and it's my time of the month- but it's been stuck there since the weekend.
I can say that I have lost twenty pounds, which is nice. Mother and Dad came to lunch today.They are estatic about my diet.My Dad has turned into a cross between Euwell Gibbons ( the grape nuts guy) and Jack Lalane ( the exercise guy from the 60's). He's 69 and going to the health club:tread: and cooking for my Mom.:queen:
I did good on lunch- grilled chicken breast ( had some in the freezer) salad with pears, walnuts and edam cheese. I peeled and sliced some grapefruit and oranges . I blanched some really nice asparagus and seasoned it with Ms Dash.
I set a nice table and opened the windows for fresh air and they thought they were at a feast ! I live out in the country and the kitchen looks out on my pasture. I have a plum tree that is almost fully budded in white.
I have sticking to the program, but need to get the calories up a bit. Most of the time I am forgetting to eat the mid morning or afternoon snack so I come up short( under 1000). I did not exercise yesterday- just took the day off.
I am going to go for atleast three miles today to keep it going.
Lady J- I know that Easter is a hard time of year- but we still have a couple of bags of chocolate from Valentines Day sitting around. I know I will eat some of it sometime, but keep on telling myself "not today-I've got weigh in next week". That little mantra keeps me from those dieting demons.
I get to change my ticker...YEEEE Hawww !

Lady Jennelle
03-08-2007, 09:07 PM
Vega, you are so right ... that even if the scale doesn't move, that doesn't mean inches haven't come off.

Of course, I never measure myself [don't wanna scare myself into a heart attack or anything. :lol:] so if I lose those, I wouldn't know it anyways.

Still is a good thought and I'm glad you brought it up [it's encouraging!] :hug:

Karis ... wooo hooooo - way to go!! You did good, losing 3 pounds and making it 20 total so far.

See, we're on a roll and are not gonna stop for anything, right?! :carrot: :carrot:

Your lunch with your parents sounds like it was really nice too! :)

As for Easter or candy - as long as I don't have it in my house, I'm safe so I guess it's good that my kids are grown and gone so I don't have to have it here, huh? :lol:



03-09-2007, 07:54 AM
Hi All!

I finally made it! I am in ONEderland!!!!:carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

For the last week I have been exercising , drinking water, eating plenty of fiber and logging every morsel into Fitday. LOVE that Fitday! I know now that FOR YEARS I was grossly underestimating the amount of food that I was putting into my body! The food thing probably has been my downfall even more than the lack of exercise. I am NOT letting any more little (or BIG) bites of food get between me and my goal! :nono:

OK, now...You guys can do this! I'm proof of that! Even plateaus can be broken! Oh yes they can! SOOOOOOOO...I'm here ! Come on down, gals! I'm rooting for ya!!!


Vega Botain
03-09-2007, 01:06 PM
Congratulations Jenny!!

That's just great!! way to go, must feel really great finally be in Onederland, hope we can all join you there soon :D

Vega Botain
03-09-2007, 02:28 PM
I'm getting a bit nervious about sunday.

I'ts my birthday and I know some friends and family will drop over and I know there's going to be too much food. :S

So I'm planning to help control the damage. I have two good recepies that are low fat but good tasting so I'll try to make dinner myself, that way I can make sure I won't be eating too many calories.

Incluiding the meal and a slice of cake will be around 500 cal, I hope nobody gives me food as gifts, and I asked my family not to bring too many chips or sodas.

Monday morning is weight in and I don't want a disaster hahaha

Lady Jennelle
03-09-2007, 03:35 PM
Cheryl :hug: I am so happy for you!! Way to go - I've got a ways to go yet but hopefully one day soon, I'll be joining you in onederland. :)

Vega ... Happy Birthday early! It sounds like you're already doing the things you should with planning in advance of the day and I'll bet you make it through just fine. :) :)

As for me, I'm still doing really good except I just used the last of my salad so guess I've gotta get to the store between now and supper time. :lol:

I weighed myself this a.m. and was at 224 ... I was hoping for less but that's okay, it'll come off.

Vega, I know what ya mean - being here helps me to really tow the line too 'cuz I don't want to have any disasterous Monday weigh-in's either. :lol:



03-09-2007, 04:39 PM
Lady Jenelle - How many salads are you eating in a day? It sounds to me, like maybe you are actually putting your body into starvation mode. Your body does need food!

sirak - your lunch with your parents sounds nice. :) Where the heck do you live that you can open your windows already? I'm jealous, I'd love to air out my house!

Cheryl - Woot! Onederland! WAY TO GO! I hope to join you later this year (way later, probably).:carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

vega - Good luck on your dinner, and Happy Birthday! :)

Not much going on here. I'm doing well with my food. My water intake is good, only missed a few ounces one day. But, exercise is my downfall. I really need to get on that band wagon again!

I hope everyone has a great OP weekend! :)

03-10-2007, 12:59 AM
I'm in Texas dear- where the fruit trees are in full bloom, the daffodils are singing in the sunshine and the little frogs in my garden have started to peek out of thier little hole ! There is 100 acres of rye grass across the road and 60 head of cattle at the end of the street. My two horses are starting to loose their winter coats.
It's not how many salads- but what are you putting in your salads ? I add provolone cheese, deli turkey meat and a boiled egg.Don't forget the spinach as it has more nutrients than lettuce alone. I have had to add a yogurt in the morning and some cottage cheese in the afternoon to get mine bumped up. Fitday keeps me square. You can add some lean protein and it makes a difference.
Congrats again Cheryl Remember any pound you lose is a one-der-ful one !
I went out and bought another walking tape today in honor of my 100th mile since this all started. I have that good kind of sweat-not that worn out sweat. I only did 3 miles of the new one and one of the old one.
! Feliz Cumpleaños, Vega !
I think you are doing great planning ahead and getting everyone to cooperate for your party ! Be good to yourself and don't forget to walk !

I am going to the shower-i'm a sticky mess !

Lady Jennelle
03-10-2007, 08:06 PM
Hi Jenny, about the salads ... I'm pretty much eating 2 salads a day [one for lunch and one for supper.]

With the lunch one, I make a couple of veggie burgers and cut those up in it and also a slice of fat-free cheese, along with dressing.

As for my supper one, I usually just have the salad and dressing is all.

I'd actually thought of that [starvation mode] and figure that is why I haven't lost any in a few days but also then decided that it has to come off if I'm careful of what I eat, so ...... :)

I won't add meat to the salad ['cuz I don't eat that stuff] but may consider getting some eggs and adding a boiled egg to it. [Good idea ... thanks, Karis!

I am so envious of you for having 2 horses, Karis - I love horses [I grew up with them] but don't live where I could have one now and also, wouldn't be able to afford to keep one either. :(

Well gals, gonna get for tonight but did want to add that I finally walked enough steps today to get a whole 1 mile to show up on my pedometer. Yippee!! :carrot: :carrot:

Have a good night, friends!



03-12-2007, 12:53 AM
LadyJenelle - I'm no expert, but that sounds like you aren't getting enough calories (though I don't know how much the veggie burgers have in them), but I think you should be aiming for no less than 1200 cals/day. Also, one thing to consider is that your body gets used to a certain amount and then you'll start to maintain, then you have to go lower to lose. So, if you're only eating three salads per day, eventually, you'll need to eat less than that. It sounds like you're a vegetarian, am I right? If so, you might want to add some more veggies, beans, etc. I'm in no way trying to cut you down, and hope you don't take it as that. You've done a great job so far!

sirak - ah, Texas! Makes total sense why you're warming up. :) I hope you enjoy it now, before you're roasting.

My neice turned 1 recently, so we had her party to go to on Saturday. I did okay, all things considered, but I know I probably went over my points for the day. Which is fine, I still had all of my 35 flex points for the day. It was hard to guess at points. I guess that's why I like making my own food, I can figure it out a little easier. :) I had some stuff that I hadn't had in a while, but I had very small portions. A few bites of cheesey potatoes, a very small piece of cake and a very small scoop of icecream. Just enough to taste. Before, I'd have eaten a way too large portion of everything. I just wanted to taste things so that I didn't feel deprived. And, I didn't!

Lady Jennelle
03-12-2007, 09:29 AM
:carrot: Down 1 pound for the week! :carrot:

Good Morning Friends!

Well, I got up this a.m. and am down 1 pound from last week [needless to say, I'm happy about that! :lol:]

Jenny, honey - I don't take that as cutting me down at all but as good advice from a concerned friend. [Thank you!]

And, you very well could be right about that because I know my caloric intake has most likely been under 1,000 calories a day.

I always estimate calories high so chances are - they are even under 1,000 a day.

As for my veggie burgers - they've each got, I think 160 calories in them [for the veggie chicken ones anyways which is what I cut up in my salad.]

Oh 'n yep, you're right - I guess I'd consider myself a vegetarian and the reason I am may sound silly but it's [now don't laugh! :lol:] ...

'cuz the thought of eating something dead makes me sick just to even think about it. Eeeeew! :p :lol:

Have a good day everyone!



03-12-2007, 03:56 PM
Well Lady J- One pound is ONE-derful ! It's better than gaining or eating salads all week and nothing on the scale changing !
The other thing I do with salads is that I make up a recipe of stuff I found over at Bootcamp Buddies and I use a cup of it on lettuce with 1 slice of cheese and an egg(plus salad dressing). It was called "Save My Life" salad- but it is more like "Save my Soul" as it has all these really good eye candy colors in it from the veggies. In a carrot and celery world it was a huge relief.
I measured out nine cups of the stuff and then ran the recipe through Mastercook.I am sharing it with everyone I know as it is so simple, but a nice change of pace.
If the figures are right there is only 107 calories per cup and it has 1 gram of fat. There is a whopping six grams of protein and 21 carbs- but it's big on dietary fiber(20% RDA/2000 calories). With the red bell pepper and the tomato it is rich in Vitamin C, which is a nice thing to have.
Beyond all the nutritional mumbo jumbo, it taste good. You could add dressing and take it as a dish to pass or serve it with Tex Mex instead of beans and rice.
My 13 year old son loves it and even my husband will eat it.

SMS Salad
(9) cups
2 large cucumber chopped
3 roma tomato seeded and chopped
3 stalks celery chopped
1/2 onion minced ( I used 4 green scallions as we have a bunch in the garden right now)
1/2 red bell pepper chopped
1/2 green bell pepper chopped
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 can corn, drained
Mix all together and put in a big bowl in the fridge. Drain as needed. Should keep for a week, if it does not get eaten before then.
I really like it hot- the cold weather is hard for me to cope with. As a child I was terrified of snow.I stood in a box and cried.It's hard on the animals and my garden last year barely survived, but I had tomatoes ripening in my window still until the day before Christmas. The fall garden was the best garden I had.I just did not plant enough onions.I'm getting ready to plant in the next week- I am doubling my size.
I saw 206 this morning- but it's not Thursday so it doesn't count.

Vega Botain
03-12-2007, 04:39 PM
Good day everyone!!

I survived my birthday! :P I didn't eat any chips or soda even though I did eat some extra stuff but I managed to stay under 1700 cal, is a bit high but then again, considering there was cake and pasta, I think I did ok. No walkig yesterday though, I was busy all day long.

Congratulations Jennelle! one pound is great! wow, less than 1000 cal? that sounds harsh, I aim for 1400-1500 and when I fall under 1400 I get so hungry!

I didn't like salads and didn't eat them 3 years ago, but now I'm becoming a salad expert hehe I like to add 1 tbs of dried cranberries, and some chopped nuts, but only a few. I found this great light salad dressing with cilantro flavor that is relly good and only 20 cal for 2 tablespoons which is great, it gives lots of flavor :)

I have to walk everyday this week to burn down that sunday cake, wish me luck! We'll se how it goes tomorrow at weight in.

Lady Jennelle
03-13-2007, 12:15 PM
Karis, thanks so much for the salad recipe ... it sounds really good!

My problem is that I'll have to find something to put in place of the black beans 'cuz for some reason - I don't think I could eat those.

It's kind of like when they had the "green" ketchup out ... eeeeew! *lol*

I know it's most likely the same taste but well - with it being green, there's just something that didn't seem right and no way could I eat it. :p :lol:

What is Mastercook - I'm thinking it may be a place to find out the caloric end of the salad? Just curious. :)

Way to go on the 206 [I hope it's there for Thursday's weigh-in [I'm sure it will be though! :) :)]

Vega, good for you with being good on your birthday [by the way, I hope you had a nice one!] :)

Good luck with your walking ... that's something the past few days I've been lax on so guess I best ought to get on the ball, huh? :lol:

How's everybody else doing? I hope good!!



03-13-2007, 01:41 PM
Black beans sound scary- but they are not so bad.My favorite black bean thing is rice, black beans,zucchini,cilantro and lime juice made into a cold salad- that stuff just gets me into trouble. Beans just get me into trouble. I did refried beans last night with a layer of sour cream, chedder cheese, tomatoes, olives and onions. They guys ate it with chips as a dip with enchiladas.I ate a salad:D .
It's those garbonzo things that make me run. I'm not sure about green ketchup- but fried green tomatoes and green tomato relish well- heck yeah !( not today I am on my diet).
Mastercook is a recipe program that acts as a database. You type recipes in it and collect other people's recipes. On the site where I moderate the food board we have a couple year's worth of recipe's done. It does alot of nifty things if you want to make grocery list or manage your food budget.
The really nice thing is when you type in a recipe it will give you the nutritional stuff like you see on the side of a can of green beans. It's not just calories, fat and carbs- but also micro nutrients. People on Weight Watchers use it to help them figure their points on stuff that is not in the book.
I tried to exercise some this morning, but the kids are playing chase so I am continuing with the mountain of laundry. I'm out of lettuce and abunch of other stuff so am thinking that soon I will need to make a run to Sam's.
Vega- I love those dried cranberies and walnuts on spinach salad. Tell me more about the salad dressing with Cilantro flavor ! Who makes it?( maybe I can find it over here at the import stores ) .

Vega Botain
03-13-2007, 03:00 PM
Good morning to you all!!

Just a small post tu brag a little, I went to my weakly weight in, and lost 2 puonds! *_* I'm so happy!! 5 more to go for Onederland :)

I just read an article about walking, I knew it was good for your health, but not that much :O

Walking can decrease osteoarthritis pain and improve stability, endurance, and agility, reduce the risk of colon cancer and possibly breast cancer, protect against diabetes in high-risk people and lower blood glucose and improve insulin action in people who already have the disease, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack; also it helps reduce stress, and even helps your brian to think clearly, and all it takes is 30 min a day.

I won't skip my walkings anymore heheh well I'll try not to at least :)

Lady Jennelle
03-13-2007, 10:26 PM
Vega ... way to go!! I'm so happy for you. It feels great to have a good weigh-in, doesn't it?! :carrot: Keep up the good work, sweetie!

Kiras, mmmm ... the refried beans and things that you made with it sound really good!

Fortunately I just ate my salad so didn't get hungry reading it. :lol:

While at Walmart today - I bought a dozen eggs and boiled some this evening and cut one up in my salad and it's amazing what a little thing like that can do to help change the taste of the salad.

To be honest, I was starting to get burned out with the salads but don't think I will now again for awhile. :lol:

It's funny 'cuz you were talking about calories and you didn't think I was getting enough ...

So, last night I thought after supper sometime that I'd make a couple of pancakes and eat them [with sugar-free syrup, of course] and I couldn't even go off my diet to do that. *lol*

I can't believe I am doing so good this time 'cuz trust me, before all the diets I've been on sure didn't last very long. :o

Vega - I didn't realize that walking did all of that either. Guess I ought to get busy 'n get walking, huh? *lol*



03-14-2007, 10:03 AM
vega - way to go on the loss, you'll be in onderland soon!

jenelle - see, you did post a loss! I do think it's a good idea to think of ways to change up your routine a bit - I can't imagine surviving on salads forever, so different kinds would probably be a good thing. :)

sirak - hoping you see that same weight tomorrow (or lower!).

WI for me today, and I lost another 3 pounds! :) That makes me down 42 pounds since 12/27/06. I really thought that I might stay the same as we had a bday party on Saturday and I was just afraid that the food I ate was going to do me in, despite picking small pieces and smaller portions than I would have ever taken before! Thankfully, the scale moved this morning and I'm thrilled. :D Fifty pounds is suddenly looking very attainable. :)

Vega Botain
03-14-2007, 01:01 PM
Congratulations Jennylou! 3 lbs is great! :D Keep up the good job!!

I Didn't have a great day yesterday, I ate 3 slices of pizza, and even though I managed to keep my calories at 1500 I felt really bad, hada tummy ache last night. I haven't had any pizza since last year, I guess I'm not used to it anymore

03-14-2007, 05:03 PM
Great Job to everyone who has seen losses for their weigh-in this week. I am hoping to see one next week :) I changed things up this week for me.
Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

03-14-2007, 05:25 PM
vega - we all have bad days now and then. Hopefully, you are feeling better today and back OP. :)

married2asoldier - you've done and amazing job so far! Hope your changes result in great sucess for next week's WI!

Lady Jennelle
03-14-2007, 11:04 PM
Woo hoo ... Jenny, good going with the 3 pound loss!

And yes, you are just right around the corner from having a total of 50 pounds lost. How awesome!! :)

Keep up the good work!!



03-15-2007, 09:56 AM
Jenelle - thanks for the congrats. :) I've been taking the weight loss in small incriments. 2 pounds per week is my goal. And, I have many little mini goals. I never would have kept going in the beginning just thinking about that HUGE number. And that's just the first biig mini goal, I still have plenty more to lose!

03-15-2007, 01:23 PM
Not much going on today- My 13 year old son is on spring break and I have run out of entertainment. The TV is even getting on my nerves. Our ground is really wet- so working outside is muddy at best. Maybe tommorrow we can clean out the feed shed or work on the front flower bed.I had a bunch of projects to do- but they were outside related.
I have even cleaned out some of my clothing. I found some stuff that will fit for a little while- but I think a great bit of my closet will be gone by May at this rate. I have two pairs of shorts, so I am going to have to fill in some of the holes pretty soon.
I am still on plan. I am taking a break from salads- eating some chicken and steamed veggies or soup instead. My calories have been to low the last two days so I need to pump them up a bit.
I have not got to mile five on the new walking video- but am working hard on the four that I do. I did take Monday off from exercise, which always feels strange by dinner time. With the kids at home that hour that I do work out during naptime really helps clear my head. Monday I was so off from the time change I barely got dinner together.

Vega- hope you are still walking and staying on plan ! I will see you soon in one der land !
Good Luck Married2asolider ! We are rooting for you !
Jenny- You have been doing so great ! Forty two pounds is a big accomplishment ! The big 5-0 is right around the corner for you !
I can't believe I am doing so good this time 'cuz trust me, before all the diets I've been on sure didn't last very long.
Lady J- Sometime the timing of one's diet is the real secret.I didn't really start thinking about going on a diet until one day my Mom called me and needed my shoe size as she was a shoe sale.She bought me a new pair of running shoes.My old ones were 2 1/2 years old.
My Mom never buys me shoes.
This thread has been really important to me, even more than the one that is on the other board where I am a mod.Selina, (who has her handsful with those babies) created this whole new thread and< poof !>I feel like I have complete strangers cheering me on !
So let's not call anything luck, Let's think of it this time as it was meant to be for all of us !
Everyone have a blessed day !

03-15-2007, 01:48 PM
Omg- I just looked at an online newpaper and realized it was Thursday-
WI was at 204 this morning- which means 6 pounds lost. I think I lost some last week- but was still bloated.:dizzy:

03-16-2007, 03:16 PM
sirak - awesome job on teh 6 pounds~ You are going to be in onederland soooo soon, heck, maybe next week!

To get on the "why it's working this time", I think for me, it's a combination of issues. I want to be around and healthy for my DD (and all future kiddos) for a long time. I want to be able to keep up with them. I want to be able to take them to do things and not be above the weight limits. On the physical side, I have pcos and have a very hard time losing weight. I'm breastfeeding right now, and I think it has my hormone levels in check. So, I think it's a combination of really wanting it right now and being in a good place physically with my hormones.

Vega Botain
03-16-2007, 03:25 PM
Sirak! congratulations!!

You must be so proud! :D keep up the good job! soon you'll be in Onederland cheering for us to follow :)

great job!

I haven't had a really good week, been eating some not so healthy stuff, but still keeping under 1500 cal, we'll see what the scale says next wednesday...

03-16-2007, 09:47 PM
That is really cool Jennylou- that the nursing is working for you and the little one. I gained 30 pounds after DD2 came and we nursed until she was 21 months old. She ate twice at night. I was a zombie- mommy. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and find that she has wandered into my room and has a blanket on the floor.
Vega-try to find a balence in what you are doing. If you have a bad lunch- then go light weight at dinner. Don't forget to walk ! Slow and steady !
I went to Ikea to pick up a slip cover for my couch today. It is about an hour and a half away so- it's like an entire day event for us. I did good at lunch with a salmon ceasar salad ( and fat free dressing). My downfall is the little Swedish Oat Crisps which are very much like DH's Grandma's. I ate 6 which was a whopping 200 calories. They were worth every bite.
I did a bunch of yard work this afternoon and plan on walking tonight. I have to get my garden ready for planting next week- so hopefully the weather will cooperate ( and I will have the extra exercise I need). The horses have almost lost their winter coats so it is about time to start planting.

03-18-2007, 05:05 AM
Hi everyone! How are you all? Congrats to those of you who have stayed on plan this week. I haven't done so well but there is always another day to do better. I have been out of town then working on the house this week. Haven't made time to exercise and haven't eaten right. Just seems that either I'm focusing on myself enough to do all that, or I am focusing on everything except me and I begin to lose what I worked so hard for. I don't want it to be that way. :( Send me some good vibes because I need them.

I am trying to stay positive and will try to get in here more often. Being here helps me so much. Big hugs to you all. Bye for now. :hug:


Lady Jennelle
03-18-2007, 11:45 AM
Quick one for now but wanted to say "Congratulations!" to Karis, you did wonderul this week!!

As for me, I doubt I'll have a loss this week so am not expecting one.

I haven't done really bad I guess but did eat more than I have in weeks and am sure that'll have some effect on tomorrow's weigh-in.

#1 I've started adding a boiled egg to my salads [calories I wasn't getting before] ...

Then on Thursday at our Resident Council Meeting, I had 3 cookies [Ooops! :lol:]

Also had 3 containers of yogurt this week and last night had a peanut butter sandwich ...

And I think I've eaten more pudding than the past week or two [though it is sugar-free/fat free].

Other than those things though, I've had nothing but salads.

This week I'm getting back to the way I was doing it before 'cuz atleast for now with adding these things I feel awful [like I'm totally defeating my purpose and what's the point, ya know? :(]

Still - will wait to see how it goes tomorrow a.m. ... I don't "think" I've gained any but gotta wait 'n see.

Hi to [B]everybody! I haven't been here in a few days and know I've missed some posts.

Just woke up now and will try to catch up later. :)



03-19-2007, 10:17 AM
Hi there. Just saying hi. Starting off with a good feeling today. I think I will do alright. :D

Have a great day!! :carrot:

Lady Jennelle
03-19-2007, 11:32 AM
Well friends ... today's weigh-in did not show a loss for me, but ...

Praise the Lord, it didn't show a gain either! :)

I'm not gonna let it get me down 'cuz I know there'll be weeks without a loss and I'm okay with that 'n I'll do better next week for weigh-in. :carrot:

So ... today's weigh-in was again, 223.

This week I'm going back to the way I was doing things before - mainly salads with my veggie burgers cut up in them.

Also am gonna cut down some again on my pudding and next week's weigh-in should be a good one. :)

Have a good day, gals!



Vega Botain
03-19-2007, 01:36 PM
Good morning everyone!!

I hope you had a nice weekend and are ready to keep racing to onederland!

I did pretty well on my walkings last week, not so good on my food though, I had to go without diner as I have already used up all my calories :$ but on those ocations I ate some carrots and veggies as not to feel hungry. I'll do better this week, I feel really motivated :)

Lady Jennelle
03-19-2007, 09:26 PM
Hey Vega, wanna send some motivation my way? :lol:

Wow, you did great this week - I mean, keeping track of your calories and then if you'd eaten all of your calories, going without supper to keep on track. I'm proud of you!! :)



03-20-2007, 05:43 PM
Hey- Lady J ! Glad to see that your weigh in went ok ! Not gaining is a good thing ! I am back tracking to the salads also this week as nothing has moved since last Thursday and I know I am but an ant's breath away from getting below the 200 pounds.
Vega-I am sending you postive scale vibes for tommorrow morning. I hate having nothing happening. Maybe this week we will both see that ant's breath that we need .
Hey Selina ! :hug: Glad to see you around !

DH will be gone until late tommorrow night, which is helpful as I can slide some leftovers out of the freezer for DS13 and make noddles. yogurt and/or fruit for DD2.DD21 might come by- but she gets busy with school work and comes in later than dinner hour. That leaves me with 5 salads- just waiting in the fridge.
Yesterday I only made it 2.5 miles on my walking video- so I did 5 miles today.
It is naptime-hopefully for dd2 and the school bus should be coming soon.

Vega Botain
03-20-2007, 09:59 PM
Hi girls!!

hope you are doing great!!

I'm not sure how will this weight in will go, but I hope not too bad. I've been walking a lot, hope it helps even out the not so good food of the week =P

anyway, lots of motivation going your way! I'm sure I'll do better this week! and you will see that scale moving for sure :D

Lady Jennelle
03-21-2007, 01:05 AM
Wow Karis, you really are close!! I can't wait till you hit under 200 - it'll be awesome [and hey - we can celebrate with some salad. :lol:]

Vega - good luck with your weigh-in!

Hey Jenny, Cheryl ... and all others who've been here but I haven't seen coming out to play --- Where are ya?!! :hug:

Oh please ... Pick me up!

I mean pick me up as in encouragement-wise ...

Oh but wait ... no, you wouldn't be able to pick me up because tonight I went to the store and bought [and ate!] two long johns. :o :(

Yes, that's right ... not one but TWO of them. Ugggggh!

I'm not giving up ... no I'm not!

One good thing though is that in the past, when I fell off the wagon so to speak, I would've thought ...

Oh well, I went off that far so I may as well eat 'n enjoy myself till the new week starts or something like that.

BUT - nope, I am not gonna do that ... I ate them, nothing I can do about it now but just get right back up on the horse 'n try again. :lol:

If it counts for anything

If this counts for anything - while at the store, I also went to the ice cream isle and put a pint of caramel ice cream in my cart.

Got to the checkout and thankfully there were others ahead of me in line and I thought - nope, I can't do it!

So, I went and put the ice cream right back in the freezer where I found it at! :)

I thought - for a brief moment about doing that with the long johns as well but ... man,

I know that my hands had a death grip on those things and it'd take somebody a lot stronger than I am to pry them outta my fingers. *Giggle*

Guess I'll get for now but hope you're all doing okay [better than I did tonight anyways, for sure!]

Talk to ya more soon!



P.S. I had to change the date on my bottom ticker for getting down to 219 because obviously I'm not gonna get there by tomorrow. :lol:

03-21-2007, 01:53 AM
Ack, sorry I haven't been around this thread lately. I will be back tomorrow, after I WI. I'm tired tonight and headed to bed. But, I have not forgotten all of you. :)

03-21-2007, 01:33 PM
Just wanted to post that I lost another 2 pounds this week!

So many of you are so close to onederland, you can do it! :)

Vega Botain
03-21-2007, 03:19 PM
Congratulations Jennlou!! that's fantastic! keep up the good job! :D

I didn't do well at all this weight in, I gained a pound back, but was expecting it as I ate a bunch of bad stuff this week, so I'll just try harder this time. Vacations are coming soon and I know I'm always in trouble then, so I'll put some extra effort this week.

So here's my diet for the week:

B- Yoghurt with fruit (no mango, banana or grapes!), 2 teaspoons granola or 1 slice of whole wheat bread or toast. (No jam or butter), tea.

S- 1 orange or grapefruit, whole or squeezed.

D- Vegetable soup or broth, any kind of lean meat, salad or veggies (lots of these), light jello, water.

S- 1 cup light yoghurt, or 1 small glass of orange juice.

S - 2 eggs with ham (or 1 egg yolk and 2 whites), lots of salad; or tuna or ham salad with light mayo( 1 tbs).

That should help I hope!

Lady Jennelle
03-21-2007, 03:37 PM
Woo hoo ... way to go, Jenny ... I'm so happy for you! :hug:

Vega, you can do this and trust me, you're not the only one who hasn't been eating all that great lately. [Me too. :o]

But - today is a new day and so far, so good ... I'm back to my salads and plan on sticking to it.

I'm determined to see a loss next Monday! :)



Vega Botain
03-21-2007, 04:49 PM
Sure we can do this :D

I'm on track again today, and planning to keep up with it, I'm not sure if I'll add time to my walking, last week I walked almost everyday and I was always hungry and I think that's why I didn't stick to my plan that much, and since I'm eating less this week I think I'll keep the 46 min...

03-21-2007, 05:08 PM
WTG JENNY !:congrat:
Vega- I'm rooting for you.:carrot: I think you can do it this week. That diet sounds like no fun-but I bet when both of us are down around 190 we will both be glad we did it. Do you have cottage cheese aka requesón ? That is my best snack . Yogurt is good too-it's eaten up by the kids at my house.One of the reasons I want to get some of the pounds off is because of a long weekend with a group of friends at the end of May.Just get the weight off for your vacation and then worry about how you are going to make it while you are on vacation.:dust:

Lady J -you can celebrate with some salad- I am going to try on some size 16's. I just want to get through this goal to make it to the next-175.:dance:
I tried on old swim suits yesterday which looked gross. I then tried on a skirt set that the skirt was too big and the top was not big enough.In the end I will have a bunch of hangers left in my closet.
I saw 202 this morning- but since it's only Wednesday it does not count. I just hope I can hold onto it until tommorrow.
I was going to do a five mile walk this morning- but could not find the remote so I ended up doing a three mile.I am going to try to do a couple more miles this afternoon- but DD2 seems to have an upset stomach and a bit of a fever.
She is now dancing around with streamers of toliet paper like a little dancer.
Amazing what a little bit of seven up will do.
I need to think about getting my legs moving while "angelina ballerina" is feeling good.:dancer:

Lady Jennelle
03-21-2007, 07:39 PM
Karis, you're too funny! :lol:

I'm so hoping that your weight stays the same for tomorrow - wow, you are soooo close!! :)

Vega, last week wasn't so good for me either ... with food or walking.

I always feel like I have too much to do to stop what it is I'm doing and to walk.

Gonna have to change that frame of mind I guess. :lol:



Lady Jennelle
03-21-2007, 07:43 PM
Yikes ... I was just looking at my ticker [the one set for April 1st] and wonder if I am gonna be able to make it or not by then.

Guess I didn't realize at the time that we are almost at the end of March 'n April 1st basically would be the same as this coming Monday's weigh-in.

Somehow I don't think I'm gonna lose 4 pounds between now and this coming Monday. :lol:

Guess I'll have to re-think and change it to a little bit later date [maybe to April 9th or 16th and then if I make it by then, it'll be all good.]

And if I make it before then, that'll even be better but to have it set for April 1st with little chance of making it by then, I may be setting myself up for failure.

Definately don't want that! :)



03-21-2007, 11:41 PM
I always feel like I have too much to do to stop what it is I'm doing and to walk.
Just try 20 minutes ....comeon,now...I was at 231 when I started back.You don't have to do seven miles a day(but my thighs belong to another woman I tell you....).
I have often wondered if I am trading a food addiction for an exercise addiction- I get out of sorts when I miss a day and in a fog until I get going.
Just change your date Jennelle ! Think of it as a late due date. Babies don't always come on time- these last four pounds are waiting for the Easter bunny or something !
Uggg !Easter- now that is another kettle of fish !

03-22-2007, 10:49 AM
Hiya everyone! I miss you. The good thing I guess is that I've been too busy to overeat. LOL. I have been weeding and redoing the front flower beds and have worked 3 days straight on them. It's crazy. I get in a zone and can't stop til I'm done with something. Anyhoo, I don't know if I'm losing but I am hoping to stay the same. I have been really sore from bending and squatting (sp?) and my arms are too from the hedge clippers. Should tone me up some, and maybe add some muscle. So much wasn't done and it needed it. But I shouldn't have done it without breaks I guess. Now I can hardly move. LOL!!! :cry:

Oh well, it'll smooth out later. Big hugs to each of you. Congrats on all the wonderful losses! And of course even staying the same! :congrat:

03-22-2007, 10:53 AM
Sirak, omg. I just read that. I agree! It's like I have to have food or exercise and if the one I'm into is off that day, I feel hazy and depressed. Not good! We gotta figure that out! Hmmmmm.....

03-23-2007, 06:07 AM
sirak - woot! your ticker says 201! :)

lady jenelle - hope all is well and you see a loss on Monday!

vega - when you're hungrier, what were you eating? Maybe that was the problem?

selena - gardening is great exercise!

Nothing much going on here. I'm just excited for the weekend. :)

03-23-2007, 12:16 PM
Hello! Still gardening, which is tons of fun and I don't eat as much still! But not eating the right foods all the time. I am not eating enough fruits and veggies. Can't wait for watermelon season to start!

Hope you all have a great day! I plan to weigh Monday morning and take whatever penalties I have to (aka changing my ticker, and avatar, etc.). I hate it but it needs to be done. I have to stay real with it all.

Bye for now! Selina :wave:

Vega Botain
03-23-2007, 03:30 PM
Hello everyone!

We're moving to a new office and it's all a little crazy around here so I haven't been able to post in a while.

Thanks for the encouragment! I really need it this week.

Last week I had a more relaxed diet, that included a cup of pasta at dinner and 2 tortillas and low fat cheese for breakfast or cereal with skim milk, but I ate too many stuff outside the diet, I think I had too much sodium also, so this week I must behave :P

And walking hasn't been too good this week, it's been raining and cold in the mornings. I thought I'd be very hungry with this diet, but so far I'm doing fine, as long as I don't skip any snack and have lots of salad

I know we all can do this! it's motivating just to come here and write to you girls, makes me want to come with good news for my next post :)

03-23-2007, 04:28 PM
I thought I'd be very hungry with this diet, but so far I'm doing fine, as long as I don't skip any snack and have lots of salad
You know that's funny, Vega !That happened to me except I got moody instead of hungry. I was griping a DD2 at the store, rushed home, unloaded groceries, fed the tyke, let the dog out and grabbed a salad. When I went to add into Fit Day I was 100 calories short of my normal amount.
Then I realized I did not have a mid morning snack.:o No wonder I was chewing the tires off the grocery cart.
It's ok- I am still trying to recover from eating all that food yesterday.I had pork loin and turkey burger yesterday.My salad eating body just does not know what to do with all that. I'm sleepy, my muscles are a bit sore and for some reason I can't spell.( ok the spelling thing is normal, most of the time).
So I need to get it all back on track again today- need to run, walk and make another batch of salads.
TGIF everyone ! I am excited too Jenny Lou !
I have to go out back to the prairegrass jungle ! I planted rye grass last fall and it's calling to be mowed. The little bluebonnets( Texas state flower for all who wonder what I am talking about ) are coming in strong up on the road between the two ranches. I think I saw three tractors working on my trip to the store.
I will be out in the yard too, Selina ! Thank goodness it's finally spring in Texas !
ok Lady J- where are you hiding and does it involve carmel ice cream ? I bought three gallons on sale at the store- but it's for the kids( Cherry chip) and DH ( coffee). I am needing to make a batch for myself pretty soon- Mango sorbet anyone ?

Lady Jennelle
03-26-2007, 10:32 AM
Karis :lol: Nope - no caramel ice cream for me! :carrot: You are too funny. :hug:

I'm doing pretty good except for the past couple of days have been more hungry than usual and I have no idea as to why.

For the most part though, I haven't given in! :)

I weighed myself this a.m. when I got up and ........

I'm down one pound this week! :carrot:

Okay, I know it could be more but I'm was so happy to see even a one pound loss and that was good enough for me! :lol:

I've been busy this past week with trying to get things done [ready for church service on Saturday] ....

Also have had a water leak here since Saturday and the maintenance man is here this a.m. fixing it.

Ugh - I "hate" it when work has to be done 'cuz even though my bathroom was clean before - I know once he's done working, it won't be.

Hope you all have a good day and I'll try to check in more often this week, k? ;)



03-26-2007, 10:52 AM
Jenelle - that one pound is four sticks of butter, it's great! Congrats on your loss. :carrot:

vega - I'm with you on skipping snacks. I'm fine otherwise, but will get soooo hungry that it's tempting to go OP.

sirak - hope the sleepiness has passed.

selena - how was that WI this morning? I'm hoping that your moving helped lose a bit!

I'm glad the weekend is over! We had a bowling banquet on Friday. DH is in charge of our couples league and no one else wanted to take food home - so we ended up with it all. Last night we got together with family, and it's almost all gone! What a relief! I don't think that I did too bad, but I'm definitely ready to get back to my normal way of eating. More veggies, less fat! The scale this morning shows very little damage, so hopefully, I can increase my water intake, increase my exercise and hopefully show a loss on Wednesday.

03-26-2007, 01:07 PM
can i join!

03-26-2007, 01:19 PM
Another pound Lady J !Whooohoo - i just knew that you were being good !:angel:
It was a hard weekend. There was a birthday party, with inedible BBQ( burned) hot dogs and hamburgers, a Blue "My Little Pony" cake and then I came home and made homemade pizza for the guys. I was very good, eating only a little tiny bit of that cake encased in a blue buttercream orgy of fat. I know we all fall off the wagon sometimes. I just don't want to chase the wagon down the street trying to get back on.:yikes:

The good news I saw 200 this morning. That was not 200.8 or 200.4 but 200.I did a five mile walking tape this morning and am getting another bag of lettuce at the store this afternoon. I am really going to make it!

03-26-2007, 01:25 PM
Hey Slender come on down ! Bookmark us or put us in your subsciptions !

How did I ever get this huge? Oh, I know...It's happy (love, marriage, kids)weight...but I'm not happy!!!!!

What a wonderful thought to bring to the table. That's a classic line ! Sometimes I think about being 33 and 142 pounds and think how wonderful life was back then. Love was really blind.....
But now I am 43 and slowly getting back there !

Vega Botain
03-26-2007, 04:13 PM
Hello everyone! how are you doing?

Welcome Slender, hope you have a nice time around here!

Sirak: 200 sound soo great I dream about the day I reach there, congratulations!!

I'm finding really hard sticking to my diet this days, I'm really stressed about my job as we are moving, and I have also a new job position; and some friends are coming to visit this friday and I have lots to do at home. And I always eat when I'm nervious :S

Still I went to my monday weight it and lost one pound, is not much, but considering my last weight in was wednesday is pretty good, I feel my cloths are starting to look loose and that's great

03-26-2007, 04:21 PM
Still I went to my monday weight it and lost one pound, is not much, but considering my last weight in was wednesday is pretty good, I feel my cloths are starting to look loose and that's great

I am so excited for you !The new approach is working and I bet you are still walking also ! I wonder if you have been losing inches all along and increasing muscle with the walking.

:balloons: YEA VEGA !:balloons:
That is since Wednesday ! That is fantastic !

03-26-2007, 05:06 PM
i subscribed! i've read 1/4 of the posts in this thread so far! you guys are really motivating!

03-27-2007, 05:35 AM
It's been a while since my last post but I love to read all your stories.
I've lost a total of 22lbs since I started 7 Jan.
I started at the gym yesterday and I feel pretty good. (I have fibro and CFS) It has been really easy this time. I love this WOE. I really feel like I will make it this time. I've only had one (planned) cheat. It's been great. I love being in control of my eating, not letting it control me.

03-27-2007, 05:48 AM
hope its not to late to join, iam also racing towards the below 200 mark! 199 here we comeeee. weeeee.

03-28-2007, 09:53 AM
It's not weigh in day of course, but I saw 197 this morning and just about fainted( not from lack of food). I was really good yesterday, I went to Mom's( the ancient diabetic) and managed to work out. I didn't expect the dip until tommorrow and not that much of a dip: I didn't even weigh yesterday.
I made my mini goal of 15 pounds this month three days early. I'm somewhat beside myself- DH is not real excited about my diet stuff. DS13 doesn't know that I weighed over 200 pounds and he is caught up in wanting to bench press 200 pounds. The dog got excited- but he gets excited every time I talk to him. I won't make a real announcement on " the other site" I mod on until the first.Even some of them seem to have trouble adjusting to the fact the head foodie in the group is now an exercise addict and has just about given up bread, rice and potatoes.:p
Thank you all for your support.I never imagined that I would be here back in January when I put my MIL on a plane and figured I might want to drop a few pounds now that the holidays, parties and company had all stopped.
No, I am not going away. I am going to buy a little house in onederland and stay here to cheer you on.
In Texas "we dance with the one that 'brung you".:hug:
I had a real non scale victory yesterday. There is a nice Goodwill not far from my Mom's house. I go there to look for books for DD2, as she really likes to be read to. I ran through the woman's department ( as anyone would do with a toddler in the shopping cart) and spied "my shirt". This was the same shirt I bought last year and loved to wear. It is a tropical print, green and never came out of the dryer with a wrinkle.The only difference is the shirt at the Thiftstore was a 16w and mine was a 22w.I paid the 3.99, took it home and tried it on. It fit !:carrot:
I'm changing my ticker-I'm made it !

03-28-2007, 10:11 AM
sirak - woot! 197 awesome! :carrot: Can't wait until I can be there too. :) I'm an Admin on another site - I guess I love MBs!

pinupdreams - welcome!

Karrier - welcome back and good going on your loss so far.:carrot:

slenderapproach - welcome to you as well. :)

vega - congrats on another pound - that's four sticks of butter!:carrot:

WI today for me and I lost another four pounds. :D

Lady Jennelle
03-28-2007, 02:37 PM
Jenny, wow - thanks! I didn't think of things that way [about the 1 pound being the same as 4 sticks of butter!] :lol:

I am so happy that you showed a 4 pound loss this week. Woo hoo! [I'm doing the happy dance with ya!]

Slenderapproach ... Welcome! :hug:

Karis, way to go with seeing 200!! I bet that felt so good, didn't it? Keep up the good work 'n before you know it, you'll be under the 200 mark! :carrot: :carrot:

Vega ... great going on your 1 pound loss and as Jenny said - one pound = 4 sticks of butter!

How far are you going to be moving?

What ever you do - don't give up 'cuz you've been doing so good! I know how stress can make a person want to eat ...

that's happened to me before and then before I know it, I tell myself why bother

You can do it and don't forget that we're here for ya! :hug: :carrot:

Welcome back,[B]Karrie ... holy cow, you've done great. 22 pounds since the 1st of the year? Keep it up and you'll see that 138 before you know it! :hug:

Pinupdreams, welcome to you too ... we're so glad that you've joined us just as we are that slenderapproach has.

You'll find alot of friends here and much support as well. :)

Karis ... I just read down to your last post and see that you weighed in at 197. That is sooo awesome!! :carrot: :carrot:

I'm so glad that you're sticking around 'cuz we'd miss you if you didn't.

Also - you are such an encouragement ... I mean, when I see that you've gotten to onederland, it makes me realize that yes - I can do this too!!

As for me ...

I'm doing fairly good so far this week.

The only real goof I had is that I've made pudding two days in a row and even though it's fat free and sugar free, unfortunately, it's not calorie free. :lol:

I've been busy with working on trying to get organized and have made some progress with it which is good.

I tend to be a perfectionist and a totally detailed person so it's been taking up quite a bit of my time.

No walking for me ... I know I should though.

Yesterday my son come up and woke me up early [7:00 a.m. is early for me. :lol:]

Anyways, I seldom ever eat in the mornings but yesterday a.m. I nearly made pancakes ... I wanted them really bad but thankfully I did not give in!

Guess I ought to get for now but will talk to you all soon.



03-28-2007, 05:02 PM
hey everyone
though i've been registered to fitday for about 3 or 4 years i'm finally COMMITTED to actually posting and tracking my calories.
i also joined calorie-counting to track my eating habits!

and i've updated my mini goals.... even though they still need more work i expect to get down to 199 by Valentine's Day 2008 at the very latest!

03-28-2007, 05:43 PM
Fitday has really helped me understand more about why I do lose and other weeks I lose a bunch. I look at other people's Fitdays to see what I can eat to improve my loss or why they are not losing. I have to measure everything and type a bunch of stuff as "custom" food- but helps me obtain a goal.
If you have any questions- pm or just shout out here Slender.
Also- I painted my toenails in your honor after reading the thread about looking good while losing weight.
Good Gosh Jennylou ! FOUR POUNDS !
That's 16 sticks of butter !
oh and speaking of food.... I have "forgotten" to buy pancake syrup on the last couple trips to the store. Lady J, I think pancakes would be difficult to turn down and I know that my kids really like them. I might have to turn to IHOP for help and have the baked cod again.:D
I have trouble with fatfree pudding at my house- it disappears faster than I can make it. Two packages and it's gone the next day. Then I have a half eaten container of coolwhip left, which usually means I need to make more pudding. I think the SF cheesecake pudding rocks !
Vega - I am thinking of you and hope that you survived the weekend !

I am trying to lose "one more pound " before the end of the month- so I gotta go run- literally !

03-30-2007, 09:26 PM
Hi everyone! Karis, I am so happy for you!! And everyone who has lost lately!! That's super!!! :congrat:

I did weigh in. I was up to 231. I'm sure some of that was that I had eaten late the night b4 and had too much salt, so maybe it's really a little less. But it's fixable. It could be worse the way I've had no time for exercise and I'm just about eating what I find. I hate being too busy to care for myself the way I should. There has to be a way to balance it. I don't know anymore.

Ok, well, I'm changing my ticker and challenging myself to get back on track, some way. Thanks for the support. Hope this hasn't brought any of you down today. I could always have had worse news. The sky isn't falling and there is always another day. Have a great weekend. :D

03-31-2007, 11:19 AM
hi jenny/jennelle/everyone! hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Saturday!!!!

i'm down to 274 from 279/280 this past Tuesday.

i'm 75 pounds to my goal!

03-31-2007, 04:14 PM
Well Slender- one of these days we are gonna have to call you slim !
:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
That's a good start !

Hey Selina- I hope you did not get blown away in the storms. I thought about you around 4 am this morning while watching weather radar ! I think I could grow rice in my pasture at this point. I know the sky was falling at some point.:rain:
Anyhow-get on your pedometer and dance with the babies !

Nothing of great value is going to happen with me as I went to Panda Express and had an eggroll and a spring roll.:sumo: Mom and Dad met me at the mall in town and we did a bit of walking.My number this morning was 197.
Today I made a small vat of potato salad ( can you ever just make a little ?)and Antipasta salad.Carbs, Carbs, Carbs ! There are hamburgers to make and chicken to marninate. It's BBQ season.:burger:
But I am going to try to be good and just eat the chicken with a side salad( perhaps that's a salad with a side dish of chicken ?):T
Gotta go walk as my little one is asleep and I forsee calories coming in my future. Perhaps I can think about dessert or something !

Lady Jennelle
04-01-2007, 07:32 PM
Well friends, I'm here and not with a good report either. :(

I have done so bad this week that it isn't funny!

I hate the thought even of weighing myself in the morning and then having to post it because I'm sure that I had to have gained a pound [or maybe 2 or 3, who knows. :o]

But ... the good news is that I am back on track again and am not giving up. :)

A Plan for April

I kind of have a plan for April and am hoping that it will help to motivate me and that it works.

What I've decided to do is to put $1.00 in quarters in my bank for each day that I do perfect for that day.

Last week I bought one of those electronic money jars that when you put the $ [change] in, it automatically counts it for you and shows you an updated total.

So, if I do good every day this month - then by the end of the month, I should have $30.00 in my bank 'cuz of there being 30 days in this month.

Walking and sort of a plan

I need to also have a plan for walking as well so was thinking that even if I walked 1,000 steps a day [roughly 1/2 mile],

at the end of the 30 days for the month - I'd have walked 30,000 steps.

Okay, now for the steps - the only ones I'll use the pedometer and count are the ones that I purposely walk to get to the 1,000 steps,

all other walking [you know, like normal every day walking when you clean house and so forth, I will not count that in with the 1,000 steps.]

Then I'm thinking that I can maybe give myself 10 cents for each 100 steps taken and so for each 1,000 'n that would be $1.00 a day as well.

I know others ...

I know that to many - 1,000 steps is basically nothing but I figure I have to start somewhere and if I set it too high, I most likely won't even do it, ya know?

So ... like I said, I hope that this will work [not to mention that it'll be a way to help me save money as well. :)]

Not that I always will do 1,000 steps each day either - maybe one day I'll have more energy and do 2,000, etc. but as long as I keep track and it adds up to 30,000 by the end of the month, I'll be happy.

Better than not moving at all, right? :lol:

Guess I'll go for now and will see you all in the morning [much as I dread it, it's got to be done. :lol:]



Lady Jennelle
04-02-2007, 10:02 AM
:carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

I am in absolute shock because I weighed myself this a.m. and I did lose 1 pound [no gain ... it must be a miracle!! :lol:]

As you can tell by my post last night - there was absolutely no way that I thought I would lose anything and in fact, if I'd have gained 2 or 3 pounds it wouldn't have surprised me.

Man, what a relief this is for sure!

And ... I'm off to a good start already because yesterday I stayed on track all day to a "T" ....

Then last night after I posted this, I forced myself to walk the halls and used my pedometer and walked 2,304 steps!

For some reason, those types of challenges [to walk x amount] really help me to get moving and also I've found that many times I walk steps ahead so that if one day I can't walk for some reason, I'll already have those steps in for the month.

Silly? :dizzy: Probably but I'm willing to do whatever it takes to both keep losing the weight and to get myself moving.

How's everybody else doing? I hope good and that you have some good reports!!



04-02-2007, 11:21 AM
It was raining wild that night, huh? So much water everywhere!! Anyhoo, my poor doggy only has three legs but he finds a way to get outta his yard when it rains and ends up under the patio looking so pitiful. He only gets out if its raining. LOL. Cute doggy.

I'm off to weed more and make some beer traps for the snails and slugs. Darn suckers are gonna eat everything!! Hope y'all have a great week! Happpppppy Monday!! :carrot:

04-03-2007, 04:14 PM
Just wanted to check in and say that I'm still here.

It's Holy Week, so a busy week for us and add to that the fact that we are finishing up our taxes (we have more complicated taxes than most).

I'll be back when things have calmed down a bit to do SOs!

Lady Jennelle
04-03-2007, 07:26 PM
There you are, Jenny ... I've been wondering where everyone's been. :lol:

I hope everyone's doing good and staying on track.

Since Sunday I've been back on track and am doing really well [haven't had one slip yet and don't plan on it. ;)]

Also you'll be proud of me ... I've walked EVERY day and though I'd only planned 1,000 steps each day, I've exceeded that every day so far. :carrot:

If I keep this up, I'll be looking forward to Monday [unlike this past Monday. :lol:]



04-03-2007, 07:42 PM
Well Lady J that will be something. This week is your week ! I am so happy to see that you are keeping up with it ! I am almost sure that it will pay off somehow !
And of course, I am proud of you, because this is really hard.I'm lucky it's easy for me, but can acknowledge that sometime a person can try to make things work and nothing happens.
and then there is Jennylou (
who is understandly busy- but "looking good Mamma !"
I think you need to get a little life vest for the dog, Selina ! Bob is big. Bob can swim.Bob stays in the house rain or shine unless he is with me. I'm scared he will get in a fight with the coyotes or get bit by a rabid skunk ( or stolen by someone who knows how good natured he is).
It's my TOM and nothing is happening. I have 12 yards of gravel to work into the driveway. OF course the tractor is not running- it's older than me !~I will check in later when I am not trying to plant corn or get the rock moved around.

04-04-2007, 09:40 AM
sirak - moving stone is surely a good workout! A little off plan eating now and then isn't a horrible thing, so long as you dusted yourself off and kept moving!

Jenelle - WTG on walking every day! I need to get my butt in gear with exercise!

selena - Another chore that can be thought of as exercise - weeding! Hope all is well with you.

slender - WTG on the loss. :carrot:

As for my update, I lost another 2 pounds this week, bringing my total to 50 pounds. I can barely believe it. It's funny, when I take pictures and compare, I see the difference. When I wear clothes, I can tell the difference. But, just sitting in my skin, I don't see the difference as much. I'm definitely not done yet. :)

04-06-2007, 12:01 PM
I soooooo want to hit Onederland, like all you ladies. I feel once I hit that 199 lb mark, things would get so much easier for me. I'd have all the motivation I need.

Congratulations to the ladies who already have reached Onederland!