It’s 2007! Come join our weekly chit-chat! We look forward to meeting YOU!
We are a friendly group of ladies who have one thing in common. We are all working together toward our goal of being healthier in our daily lifestyles and to lose weight. There are all different ages and backgrounds here and we all have different ways of losing our weight. We all love to have fun and laugh, but we also give a lot of support, encouragement and motivation for one another, not just in weight loss, but in all of our daily joys and struggles.
Everyone has their ups and downs and we’ll be here with you thru both! Please feel free to post with us - just jump right in and believe me, you will be welcomed with open arms. The more the merrier!
So please join us and let's work together towards a healthier us!! :gossip:
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03-03-2007, 12:59 AM
Oh gosh - I've really been slipping here on starting new weekly threads! So sorry - Hope everyone is doing well - I am a happy camper this week. My monthly weigh-in and measurements at Curves was Wednesday and even tho my weight stayed the same my measurements were down 1 1/2 inches - so total of 14 1/5 inches gone since July! Something's working! I've been walking 2 miles a day at the Sports Plex after Curves so this non-exercising kid is getting in exercise! For all of you that know me - don't faint! LOL
Well, I just wanted to get this thread going so will pop in tomorrow and post more. Hope to hear from everyone - NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!
03-03-2007, 03:10 PM
Well according to the bathroom scale Friday morning I was down 2 lbs. which puts me back where my ticker has been all along. I've got to loose 3 lbs by next Mon. to meet my spring break goal.
I plan to do that by keeping my calories down and exercising in some form or fashion every day. DS is getting so big that just hauling him around is getting to be exercise. WHEW!!!
Things are pretty crazy around our house. DH was 4 months old last week and we're just finally getting around to getting his room ready. We've re-done the ceilings, fixed some electrical issues, painted and are installing trim. Hopefully tomorrow we'll be shopping for ceiling fan/light fixture and carpet. YEA!!!
Well I'm off to feed DS and give DH a hand with some trim work. Hope you gals are doing great!
03-04-2007, 12:23 AM
Hi all! I am new to this site and hope that via my converations with you I will be inspired to lose some wieght! I posted my bio in the introduction forum, but I am not sure if it took.
I am interested in knowing more about the groups members, so if you do not mind me asking, what incident most significantly contributed to your weight gain? For me, it was turning 21. I love beer way too much and have a bit of difficulty consuming it in moderation. It shows in on my waistline and in some of my relationships. I hope that I will have the dicipline necessary to make better life choices. Also, what about this website has helped you? What, if anything, would you chage? Thanks in advance for your responses and your support!
I am also new to this site. The biggest thing about the site that I like is I am not alone in this battle. I was always chubby, but after I had my daughter I was up to 286. I lost 100 Lbs, but gained half back. I'm not a beer drinker, but I love my wine and the get togethers with friends. My husband and I go all out when we have friends over. Even if it is just another couple, we have so many things to eat. We love to cook and we love to show it off. My husband is in great shape. He has never had a problem with weight. I hate that he wears smaller clothes than me. I'm the girl!! Drives me crazy. He's my biggest supporter, though. Couldn't do it without him. I think the website will keep me honest. No more BS, it is time I took responsibility for gaining the weight back and I think this site will help me do that.
03-04-2007, 10:33 AM
Welcome slapacka and HJC. I think you will both enjoy being a part of these forums. They are great support and keep you motivated.
HJC-Sounds like you definitely have the right attitude about taking responsibility and doing something about it. Having a supportive DH is a great assett in your efforts. Best wishes to you and I look forward to hearing more from you.
Slapacka-I understand how beer can make you put on the weight. I watched it happen to almost every guy I was friends with in college. However, you say that it affects some of your relationships. That's a red flag for me that beer might be causing you more problems than weight gain. Just my opinion. Take it for what it's worth. I think you'll find that everyone here has different reasons for gaining weight and different motivations for wanting to loose it. For me, I've always been heavy. There was no one precipitating event. I was a pudgy kid, a heavy teen, and a fat adult. So, since I've now had a baby and been diagnosed with type II diabetes, it's time to shed this weight and become a healthier person for myself and my family. I'm also at a very high risk for breast cancer and being overweight is just one more contributing factor. So, while this is something I should have taken care of as a younger person, I now have the motivation I need in the form of a wonderful DH and the sweetest DS ever. Good luck to you!!
As for us, it's been a busy weekend. We're about to get done with DS's nursery. It's been a long journey. I don't think it will be complete this weekend but next weekend for sure. Which is great because it means I can spend spring break decorating it. YEA!!!
I have finally gotten up off of my butt and started exercising. I have made a promise to myself to exercise in some form from now until next Monday, which is the 1st day of spring break. I'm DETERMINED to get rid of that 3 lbs before spring break. I'll be rewarding myself with a cute new outfit when I finally get to that 10lb mark and spring break would be a great time to do it.
Well gals, I'm off DS is requesting sustenance, loudly.
03-04-2007, 03:18 PM
Welcome! It is good to see another newbie! The support on this site seems pretty fantastic and I love it keeps us honest. It awesome that your husband supports you in you endeavors to loose weight. Keep going and soon may be swimming in his clothes! :cp:
Even your screen name seems inspirational! You go! I appreciate your honest feedback. I am aware that sometimes I love beer a bit too much and I hope that via the support on this site I will be able to make the appropriate cutbacks. Hey, we all have our addictions right? You have some great reasons to want to loose weight. I admire that you are taking steps in the right direction. I wish you the best of luck with you spring break goal (picture yourself a couple of years from now with a killer bikini body basking in the sun!:goodluck: ) and in completing the baby’s nursery. Keep us posted!
They say it helps to write down your goal, so here it goes. During the weeks left until Easter, I want to...
1) Exercise in some shape or fashion 5 times per week. :tread:
2) Allow myself to eat whatever I want as long as it is not fast food (I gave it up for Lent) and I do not eat out more that once a week. :cofdate:
3) Limit my alcohol consumption to one six pack a week (this will be the tough one!). :rollpin:
4) Check into this forum and give my updates at least three times per week (sorry if I talk your ear off!). :blah:
That is it. Wish me luck!
:yoga: Hopefully I will be able to relax enough to make my goals!
03-05-2007, 11:26 AM
ok I am doing 5 days a week of exercise... ouch! Don't feel like I am burning enough calories, but I just do not have enough time in the day at all!
Friday the scale was nice, but after this weekend and being curious it was not nice at all this morning! I am going to stick to my once a week weigh in and leave it at that! Want to lose 5 pounds before the end of the month! Going to be hard since I am also going to quit smoking tomorrow, but I have to do it! I have around 10-15 pounds left to lose and I want it gone! I have worked hard to get under 200 pounds and now I just want to eat! Ordering girl scout cookies was not a good idea! :( back on track this morning!
Hope you all are doing well with your goals! We can do it!!!
03-05-2007, 03:18 PM
Slapacka-sounds like you have set some awesome goals for yourself. You are definitely headed in the right direction.:bravo:
Becky-you sound so determined! With only 15lbs to go, don't quit now! You've done awesome. And, best wishes on your decision to quit smoking. :cp: I never knew just how hard that really was until my hubby started trying to quit the 1st of the year. He's still trying. Bless his heart, it's not going well and having a baby around isn't helping much.
As for me girls, I think I'm going to have to abandon my spring break goal. :tantrum: I'm back up to 175 and I just don't see me loosing 5lbs in 7days. This is two missed goals now and I'm getting really discouraged. :dunno: Those first 5lbs seem to be all my body wants to give up. I didn't eat great over the weekend:moo: but I walked a mile sat and sun. I was hoping the two would balance out and the scales would either move down or stay put but *nope* they moved up 2lbs over the weekend, back to the dreaded 175. Today is one of those days I just wanna give up. That voice in my head is saying things like, you're fat, you're always gonna be fat, why torture yourself, this is just who you are, accept it. The CiCi's pizza buffet is calling my name. Instead, I'm gonna be good. It's chicken tacos at my house tonight. I was good at breakfast and at lunch. I'm gonna go do some strength training in the school's wellness center before the end of the day. I really need to get back to putting my calories into fit day. I know I would hold myself more accountable if I did.
Well, I'm off.
Hope you gals are doing better than me today:hug:
03-05-2007, 07:01 PM
Hey Lil' Momma, dont' give up. I've been giving up for the last year and I put 50lbs back on. You can do it!!! One thing I have learned is to recognize those evil little thoughts telling me I am what I am and nothing will change. You've got to start telling yourself that you are worth it, your DH is worth it and your beautiful DS is worth it. I know plateaus are so very painful. I've always been told to up my workouts, maybe a higher weight or more reps. The weekends ususally get me too. I am way to relaxed on the weekend, especially with food.
I am quitting smoking as of right now. I told myself that I would finish my pack and that is it. I smoked my last one on the way home from work. My husband bought peppermints to suck on for his cravings. I bought the Nicorette (which tastes horrible). I think I'm going to have to white knuckle this one. I don't want to eat everything in the cupboards - which I normally do anyway. I did get a Reeses today at work -- I saved it for my husband!!! Good Girl Hil!!!
03-06-2007, 11:37 AM
Well...I am happy to report that I have stuck with my goals so far this week. Since Sunday, I have not had any alcoholic beverages, I have walked for half of an hour each day and I have not eaten out (unless you count when I forgot my lunch and had to have cafeteria food:rolleyes:). As a result, I have lost four pounds. That is the good news.
The bad news is that the first five pounds are always easy. It is anything after that which is hard. I hope I can continue to impliment good eating practices into my daily life after I shed that first 10 pounds. Another downer is that my husband says my goal weight is too low. I checked it and it is in the "healthy zone". Plus, it is not like I am not eating. I allow myself to eat whatever I want and I execise by walking a mere 30 minutes a day! If my body goes to 125 that is fine. If it does not, that is fine too. It is not where I am supposed to be. Those are my thoughts anyways...:soap: I will step down now.
How is everyone elses week going? Here is my insperational thought for the day...:goodvibes: I hate wasting food. I was always taught you should eat whatever you take. Therefore I always ate what was on my plate. But, if your eating habits result in excess weight (i.e. those darn love handles I can't gseem to get rid of!:preg:) are we not still wasting? We are not only wasting food but also wasting the quality of our lives. We should not waste...instead we should get a doggy bag.:goodscale
hiya! just thought i'd introduce myself before i joined the convo :wave: im supergir111 or you can just call me she if you wanna :cool: my 1st confession is i overuse smilies (fights hard not to use another lol) i've always had weight issues for as long as i can remeber, i've had a few serious issues with my weight and how to lose it in my younger teens but hoping im over all of that..im starting afresh, new leaf and all and whole new determination. i do have quite a way to go but i plan to be patient..and use this site for inspiration and much needed determination...once my initial one wears down lol.
i have to admit i dont own scales so it might be abit hard tracking loss, but scales are my enemy i know myself too well, worse case senario is i'd become obsessed and weight myself too get myself down and quit.. :( so i've decided to do it in one of those shops with the scales or a clinic every month or so.
i love your thought of the day slapaka, my body's full of years of better-to-eat-than-throw-away food...i must say i'd prefer it on a tip right now to my thighs :dz:
03-09-2007, 05:11 PM
Welcome to the forum! I wish you the best of luck in shedding those unwanted pounds! I love that you have the disipline to only weight yourself periodically. I tend to weigh myself way too often. It seems that the littlest thing (i.e. an extra brownie, beer, etc.) can add to my weight, so I get curious about exactly how much it might add! :eek:
I have been not so good this week. Foodwise, I am okay. But my husband and I went camping (which equates to hinking and beer drinking), so I busted my set goal for beer. The good news is that, according to FitDay, I have still burned more calories than I have eaten! :D My mind keeps telling me how thin I could be though if I could cut back on the beer...
Oh my gosh! I am sooooo sorry I haven't been in to welcome everyone to the group! It's been such a hectic week here - we have out of town company and I just have not been able to get on the computer at all ... so for now I will give you all all a big GROUP WELCOME! and I promise that I will be back as soon as I can and welcome you all individually .. I'm so glad to see so many posting in the Thin Wannabee's group! so WELCOME WELCOME WECOME!!! each and every one and I'll talk to you soon!
03-10-2007, 03:17 PM
I am new too, and you all seem so nice I was hoping I could jump in too. I'm happy to say I started WW points on Monday and as of today have lost 4 pounds. The only real exercise I can do is walk and I have been trying to do that even though it has been FREEZING in NH, but it is warming up now and I am getting spring fever, can't wait to get out and garden. That's where I like to exercise. A little about me, I lost 50 lbs over the past year, but quit smoking new years eve and gained 10 back so now I am trying to lose that and then some. I am a grandmother at 39 and love every minute of it. I work full time and go to college full time at night. So as you can see it is tough finding time for exercise. The clocks go ahead tonight so more light at night will be a good motivator for more walking. Hope everyone is having a great day. Liz :)
03-10-2007, 09:24 PM
Welcome to the forum! I am gald that you have joined us! It sounds like you are making some great progression towards you goals. I commend you for giving up cigerettes. It will be tough, but the rewards you will reap will be plentiful (for one, you will be around longer to witness the growth of your beautiful grandchild!). Be suer not to give up and to let us know how it is going! Cheers!
03-11-2007, 11:57 AM
hiya, spring makes me so enthusiac about exercise too, i just feel to get moving.
im started to feel so frustrated at not having scales lol it would take such will power for me if i bought some..to not weigh myself daily which would be destructive to me.
ooo 1st mini goal :D lol i mean i dont have the biggest midrift but i'd started to develop rolls on my back :( ...1 roll on each side to be precise :devil: it just made me so self consious and anyways!!! i looked in the mirror today and i know it might just be me trying to be optamistic but they are dissapearing. this must be the most minor mini goal ever but yay :D
03-11-2007, 11:55 PM
Hi. I'm new here, and I need so much help! I need to lose about 85-90 lbs. I'm 51. I can't exercise (other than an occasional trip up and down the stairs) because of fibromyalgia, frozen shoulders, and knee and foot pain. I wake up tired a lot. (I'm already on thyroid medicine.) I've looked into a lot of weight loss programs, and I get so confused! Any motivation I have doesn't seem to get as far as action. I absolutely crave sugar/chocolate, and if I don't have any of that, I'll crave fatty/salty stuff like biscuits with margarine or Sun-chips. I keep telling myself I have to lose weight, but then I get up tired and just want to eat, supposedly to give myself some energy. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
03-12-2007, 07:12 AM
fitchick2be I started using ww points again on Monday and lost 4lbs in 5 days. They really do work, also I have been drinking a ton of water and if I get cravings I pop a spearmint life saver usually works. Hope that helps, stay positive I crave salt and chocolate too so I know how hard it is.
03-12-2007, 08:04 AM
Thanks for the ideas!
03-12-2007, 05:12 PM
WELCOME to the Thin Wannabees!
I’m sorry I haven’t been around much (shame on me)! but I want to take this time now to welcome each and every one of you to the Thin Wannabees. I hope you will continue to post here in this group. I usually do a new thread each week so when I am done posting today I will be starting the new thread for this week (March 12 thru March 18)
A little about myself: I am 65 years young, mother of nine and grandmother of 9, and great-grandmother 1 – and another great-grandchild expected in May. I’m not on any certain diet – just cutting out (or trying to) any white breads, pasta, sugars, potatoes … not real strict but hoping to get better. I do go to Curves 5 days a week, and have added walking 2-3 miles daily at our Sportsplex. This is quite an achievement for me as I am not an exercise person! LOL … but, it’s growing on me. I feel so much better when I do it too.
Congrats on your 2 lb loss! That’s always a good feeling. The room for your son sounds great – do you have it done now? Tell your hubby not to give up on quitting the smoking – keep on keep on – the rough gets better! Believe me, I know! I quit 24 years ago (that’s the reason for my weight gain) and I know how hard it is – but I think it was even harder on my hubby and kids (bless their hearts) they put up with me thru the weight gain (I was always a thin person and never had to deal with losing weight) … Don’t fret that you didn’t make your spring break goal – just pick yourself up and start over again – you will get there – we all will – eventually! We have to just keep trying and never give up!
Welcome! So glad to have you posting here! I have to say that the incident that contributed to my weight gain was when I quit smoking and my metabolism just plain slowed down! I never had a weight problem before that and I probably would have already lost the extra lbs long ago if I had seriously tried much harder but I just got used to the extra weight and put up with it – but now I am tired of carrying all those lbs around and am working harder at trying to get rid of them. Your goals for Easter sound great! Let us know how you are doing with them – especially the beer – LOL… Just kidding with you.
Welcome! You are definitely NOT alone in the weight loss battle! I have a skinny hubby too – and he is such a sweet eater and he never gains! Good luck with quitting smoking! It’s rough but I know you can do it!
Welcome! Glad to have you posting here in the Thin Wannabees! Well, you are doing great exercise 5 days a week – I do Curves Monday thru Friday (weekends off for me) … according to their measurements I have lost 14 inches so something is working. You have done a marvelous job getting to where you are now! What an accomplishment! Good luck to you also with your quitting smoking. I’ve been there, done that, and you can do it too!
Welcome to the group! Smilies are good – we don’t have a limit on those! Sounds like a good idea to only weigh yourself once a month – me, I could not wait that long. I actually weight myself every morning when I get up. Be patient, those lbs will come off – it will just take time and we have to patient.
Welcome! WTG on the 4 lbs loss already! Good job. Congrats on the 50 lbs you lost – 10 lbs gain from quitting isn’t bad since you are nipping it in the bud now – I don’t think I would have gained as much as I did if I had done that when I quit! Oh well … woulda, coulda, shoulda .. eh? I became a grandmother at age 39 also … hmmm, that was 27 years ago … grandchildren are great cuz you can spoil them and then send them home to mommy and daddy – lol.
Welcome! Glad you found us .. we can all help each other. I drink a lot of water, that does help when you are craving. I don’t crave sweets much but do like crunchy … I like the Quaker Oats Caramel rice cakes – they are good and satisfying. I don’t do WW so don’t know the point system anymore but I’m sure the others here can help – I just try to stay away from white bread, pasta, potatoes, and sugars. And, of course, drink a lot of water!
Well, I tried to cover everyone – so if I missed anyone please forgive me! I am now going to go and start the new thread for this week so please come join me there!
REMEMBER … PLEASE GO TO THE NEW THREAD OF THIS WEEK AND POST!