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zambejaly5
03-05-2007, 05:44 PM
I joined LAWL in Nov. of 2004. I was 201 at that time. since then I have gone through 2 job losses of my husbands, thought we were going to move to another state, (even moved all our stuff and then the job fell through and we had to move all our things back.) Now my husband is starting his own business and things are tight. Also I had many ups and downs at my COD, about every 3-4 months they changed the whole staff, and which each new manager and staff they would promise bigger and brighter things. I would get the run around every time I went in. I would see one counsler and they would say, "What are you doing on red you should be on yellow." then I would go in and see someone else and they would say "what are you doing on yellow you should be on red plus" or what ever the colors would always change anyway I can't remember which ones they really put me on. I had signed up for something like 35 weeks plus the 6 weeks plus the 52 of maintanence and through all of this I have let those weeks become inactive, so I lost all that money plus I now weigh 223!

But I got a letter from LAWL last week that said they were having an open house and that weeks were on special for $4/week. so I went in today (all new staff. I didn't know a one of them!) and I paid to restart. Tomorrow I start TO. and will go from there. I told them this morning, THIS IS IT. IT HAS TO WORK THIS TIME. So that is my story. I hope to gain much strength and inspiration here and look forward to losing this weight once and for all!

Lettie


Repo girl
03-05-2007, 06:12 PM
Welcome Lettie!

bizlawchik
03-05-2007, 07:02 PM
Welcome Lettie! You will find everyone here is a great source of support and inspiration.


Mama Nicole
03-05-2007, 07:26 PM
welcome lettie......you are in the right place now......you will be just fine :)

Barb316
03-05-2007, 07:32 PM
WELCOME! You have come to the right place!

JLem311
03-05-2007, 09:13 PM
welcome! this is a wonderful group of people!

brittyboo07
03-05-2007, 09:49 PM
Welcome!! So glad you found this site it is awesome!!!

zambejaly5
03-06-2007, 09:38 AM
Thank you so much for the warm welcome. I really feel like I can do it this time. Today is day one of Take Off. Normally I eat Vegitarian at home. Sometimes I will eat meat when we go out, but there is no Vegitarian version of TO. In fact she told me Veggies are even supposed to do it. hmmm. anyway. I told her I would be ok for two days eating meat. but I really am not used to cooking it.So I will be glad when the two days are over.
I start my new job today. I have been a Stay at home mom for almost 17 years. and my youngest one is now in 1st grade plus we need the extra money. I will be delivering flowers for a florist. I will be in my own car driving around town............driving around fast food drive thrus........ so I am packing a cooler to keep myself out of trouble.

thanks again guys.
I KNOW I CAN DO THIS!
Lettie

Kimphin
03-06-2007, 10:01 AM
Welcome Lettie - I am a LAWL re-starter too, and this time it has been much better - all because of this site and the other LAWL-ers on it!

hdsqrl
03-06-2007, 10:18 AM
Lettie, my TO paper gives Veggie options like egg beaters, egg whites, etc. Does yours not show those options, or are you strictly vegan and don't even do egg beaters?

zambejaly5
03-06-2007, 03:16 PM
yes, it does. give the 2 eggs. but it doesn't seem fair that you can eat a whole cow if you want but can only have 2 eggs.

I am doing ok though. thank goodness it is only 2 days. I will be glad to get on my regular plan and start cruising.



It was funny I have not been to the COD for nearly a year. I restart yesterday, but I was not ready to tell my husband, I didn't want him to be like "oh great here we go again." I was going to wait until I had lost some and he noticed and then say, "yep, went back to LAWL" this morning I was talking with him and he says, totally out of the blue, "so what ever happend to LAWL, don't you ever go there anymore?"

I about died! I said, well as a matter of fact I restarted yesterday!
He was glad.

mamabanana
03-06-2007, 03:27 PM
I dont have my paper anymore...does it say anything about just eggwhites and not whole eggs? Im restarting today and have had three egg whites...i wonder if thats ok....

zambejaly5
03-07-2007, 03:49 PM
it just says 2 eggs or egg beaters. but nothing about just whites.

hdsqrl
03-07-2007, 03:51 PM
For TO, you can have 12 egg whites over the course of the day. For FF, it may only list whole eggs (the sheet is at home, so I don't know for sure.)

Mama Nicole
03-07-2007, 05:33 PM
Lettie......that's really funny about DH reading your mind.........stuff like that seems to happen to me all the time. I told my sister yesterday that I think I am one of them.......you know......on the list (Heros, NBC). LOL

Mama Nicole
03-07-2007, 05:35 PM
and hey, Megan...you can totally hang on to that loss (whooohoooo)...........going out won't stop you......water, water, water.......and salad, salad, salad.........if you REALLY feel like you need to splurge......splurge on a bit of yummy salad dressing. It will sooo be worth it :)

zambejaly5
03-08-2007, 09:17 AM
hee hee Nicole! We all need a Hero!

In4me
03-09-2007, 10:11 PM
Hey ladies! Great to find this place. I wish I had found out about it the first time around. Anyhow, I am on my 2nd day of take off and struggling a little bit. I had previously lost about 27 pounds to put back 22 pounds over the course of 4 months. It sure does creep up on you, doesn't it. :devil: I know that by getting refocused I will feel better and not to mention look better in June when it is really swimsuit season. Hope to get to know some of you ladies.:hug:

Michele

zambejaly5
03-10-2007, 03:48 PM
welcome michele! I finished my TO on Wednesday and now have two and a halr POP days under my belt, it feels great. this morning I got on my own scale, (couldn't help peeking!) and I am down nearly 4 pounds in 4 and 1/2 days! whoo hoo!! I am dieting only for today. ONE DAY ONLY I am aiming for a perfect day today. I can not speak for any other days. but for today I am following everything to the letter, because I can handle it for just one day. then in the morning I will repeat...~!!

good luck and welcome.
Lettie

Seagal
03-12-2007, 12:47 AM
Hey ladies! Great to find this place. I wish I had found out about it the first time around. Anyhow, I am on my 2nd day of take off and struggling a little bit. I had previously lost about 27 pounds to put back 22 pounds over the course of 4 months. It sure does creep up on you, doesn't it. :devil: I know that by getting refocused I will feel better and not to mention look better in June when it is really swimsuit season. Hope to get to know some of you ladies.:hug:

MicheleWelcome back Michele and Good Luck! I lost around 15 on WW last year and gained it all back, too, so I can feel your pain. Unfortunately it took a lot longer to lose it than to gain it. I am on week one of LAWL and I am so inspired by everyone's successes and support.