100 lb. Club - Are You Committed? April 16 - 22

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04-16-2007, 09:45 AM
Good morning, 3FC Friends! Hope your weekend was great and you're ready for a committed on-plan week. Please join me by sharing your committments and helping to keep each other going down the the right path.

After weeks of lukewarm to frigid committment, I somehow found my "switch" this weekend! No, there wasnt one single defining moment...just a realization that time was passing quickly and my progress was in a major stall! I'm tired and sluggish again, not sleeping well, having constant indigestion and stomach problems, having mood swings and my self-esteem is low. A couple of months ago, I was feeling on top of the world...physically and mentally. I want that again!

After months of reading the posts and following our 3FC friends progress, I've decided to re-vamp my plan. I'm still following a lot of the Southbeach plan, however, I've decided to track my calories, too. I'm hoping to rev up my body and start steadily losing pounds and inches. No more yo-yo!!

Today's committment - track every bite on Fitday.

Mrs Quadcrew
04-16-2007, 10:02 AM
Good morning!! I am committed too! I had a couple of days over the past week where I was "looking" for something - good thing I didn't have anything here!:D I ended up (both times) eating an extra handful of nuts - not terrible, but I still don't get what the deal was?? Anyhow.....I am COMMITTED. I want to see the 2-teens and I am only 6 pounds from them.

04-16-2007, 11:10 AM
You ladies are awesome - - definitely have a never say die attitude.

I ended up skipping my weigh-in last week - I was pretty sure it was not going to be what I wanted - so I decided to postpone it....

I am bound an determined - I am not going to let anything bring me down.

My weekend was not the best by far - today is a new day - new me....


04-16-2007, 11:42 AM
I'm committed with you ladies! I walked by a plate of donuts and a plate of bagels this morning, and I didn't even bat an eyelash. I had a great on plan weekend and I want to continue it through the week. So I am commited!

Yup Penney, we CAN do this!!!

04-16-2007, 11:45 PM
Okay, I am along for the ride. I have to stick with this...I want to get down to a size 18 (250) by July. I cant slip up. Every day/week counts!

Short Term Goal:
http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/bar-steps/slider-runningman/lb/330/250/281/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/)

04-17-2007, 08:47 AM
Hi 3FC Friends! So glad to see so many of us are committed.

I did okay with yesterday's committment to track everything on Fitday(I'm giving myself a learning curve!) Hubby made a salad for dinner last night, but didnt measure the ingredients for the dressing. It was all guess work from there, but I think I stayed well within my calorie range. If anything, I've discovered how difficult it is to eat at least 1200 calories a day. I wonder how little I was eating before when I was on-plan?

Today's committment: Continue to track everything on Fitday, plus drink at least 64 oz of water.

04-17-2007, 09:33 AM
Im in!! With my new goal to lose about 40ish pounds by my birthday i am PSYCHED!

I can wait to be my skinny healthy self again!!

Mrs Quadcrew
04-17-2007, 10:01 AM
Yep - committed here. Had my steel cut oats and berries already today and am on my 2nd glass of water already! Walking is great now that the weather has broken!!:carrot:

04-17-2007, 10:54 AM
Count me in I'm totally commited. I struggle every day though. My new friend is sugar free jello!

04-17-2007, 11:35 AM
Still committed! I wish it would warm up here again so I can go for a nice long walk. It's been so cold and rainy lately. It's supposed to be nice this weekend though.

My goal for today is to get at least 3 servings of fruits and veggies, and to drink 80 ounces of water.

04-17-2007, 12:10 PM
I'm in - I did pretty good yesterday. I was just pretty exhausted - so I did not exercise, but I ran errands yesterday evening and walked everywhere! For some reason I am getting next to no sleep lately.

So exercise of some kind tonight is on the agenda - so far my food is good, I just need to pick up on the water today!

04-18-2007, 09:42 AM
Good morning, Everyone! Hope you are staying committed and making progress.

Well, I threw in the towel on the counting calories. I found myself obsessing too much about food! I'm glad counting calories works very well for some of you...but, I just cant do it forever. So, I'm back on my Southbeach plan and starting back with exercising today.

Today's committment - Exercise! My goal is an hour on the treadmill at lunch. Its been a while....wish me luck!

Mrs Quadcrew
04-18-2007, 10:31 AM
Good luck with the treadmill Rhonda!!

I am committed!! I weigh in on Friday, and I REALLY want to get closer to the 2-teens! jenny and I will be there SOON!:D

04-18-2007, 10:55 AM
Yesterday I kind of veered off track. I had an encounter with a brownie and some potato chips. But I exercised and drank my water, and I'm back on track today.

04-19-2007, 10:07 AM
Good morning! We made it through hump day and are headed into the weekend...how's your week going so far?

Mrs Quadcrew - those 2teens are just around the corner. How exciting!
Tiffany - Those darn brownies and chips! Brownies will get me every time! Hope yesterday was a better day for you.
Penney, bigjewel, Millie and RoyalAthena....how are things going for you?

I met yesterday's committment of an hour on the treadmill. I was expecting it to be really difficult, but it wasnt so bad. I did feel the burn in the butt muscles...which is a very good thing! I weighed again this morning. Why do I do that to myself?! I know that those darn scales can really negatively impact my mind set. The scales showed a 1 1/2 increase from yesterday and I'm feeling a bit discouraged. I know its most likely water weight from yesterday's workout...or just normal hormonal fluctuations. I just wish I had waited to step on the scales until my weekly weigh-in on Monday. I know better!

Today's committment: Only on-plan foods....no comforting with food!

04-19-2007, 10:36 AM
I've got to make cookies, zucchini bread, and toffee for a men's retreat this weekend. I'm committed to making them...and NOT eating them! Yesterday I made sausage balls, black bean and corn salsa, and seasoned crackers and managed to stay out of them!

04-19-2007, 10:46 AM
Hi Tricia! Its so good to hear from you. Sounds like you have been very busy. Wow...you are making some tasty treats for those guys. Good job with avoiding the temptation!

wanna b thin
04-19-2007, 11:44 AM
Good Morning,
I havent been on line much this week (too busy at work), but I'm committed this week. At WI on Sat I was up 1.8 , I was so upset with myself, that was the largest WI gain I've had since going back to WW last January. I'm determined to get that back off plus some this week. Sat. & Sun I walked outside since it was so nice here, I bowled on Sunday evening. I've been to Curves everyday before work, Monday I also did WATP, (I just picked up this DVD so I only did the one mile) and on Tuesday after work I went to a Line Dance Class. With all that exercise and watching my points better the scales were down this morning, just under the lowest they have been. I have two more days till Saturday's WI. Onderland here I come.

Rhonda, I love your GirlyGirl title, I call my grandaughters Girly Girl all the time.

Tricia, good for you, I'd be nibbling at all those goodies. Wish I was in Tennessee, I have a sister and other distant relatives there.

04-19-2007, 04:04 PM
Man, I am struggling. Food is everywhere!!! I had 2 pieces of birthday cake. I don't want to blame it on TOM, but it completely zaps my willpower. I HAVE to exercise for at least an hour tonight, just to feel better about myself and not completely wreck my day.

04-19-2007, 06:14 PM
Hang in there, Tiffany!!! You can make it through the food nightmare going on for you.
I had to recommit this morning. I had a bad off plan day. I didn't get up early enough to walk in the morning... We had 40-50 mph winds yesterday at lunchtime, so my walking partner and I went out to eat (healthy food, but didn't get to walk and I ate too much of it)... DD turned 13 and wanted to go out to eat, so we did and I overate... had a piece of her ice cream pie... didn't drink enough water...

I felt so bloated and terrible last night!! So, on plan today and it is going much better. Still didn't wake up early, but it was a nice day so I went walking at lunchtime. Getting lots of water today!

04-20-2007, 09:05 AM
Good morning and TGIF!

Sharon - Wow! You are definitely getting that exercise this week. I'm sure you will have a fantastic weigh-in tomorrow.
Tiffany - that darn cake! It would be so much easier if we didnt have to deal with all of these temptations that seem to jump into our path!
Diane - Good job getting back on track yesterday.

Well, I'll be honest...I crashed and burned last night. :( I was having such a great on-plan day...I worked out for an hour at lunch, drank all of my water and was eating on-plan. But, I allowed negativity to take over. There was a school wide celebration at my daughters' school last night. As I was getting dressed, I caught sight of myself in the mirror and my first thought was "Yuck! That stomach is disgusting!" That started the whole downward trend of negative self talk and discouragement. The doubts crept in that I would ever really be able to stay committed and lose the weight...that I would ever feel good about myself again...that my diet will actually work for me..that my body will cooperate with the diet and exercise. I felt akward and unattractive at the school event and this made me feel isolated and depressed. I came home and pigged out on chips and ice cream. The ice cream was sugar free, but I ate way too much. I am so very very aggravated with myself! Why am I sabotaging myself like that? I can't relive yesterday and do it all over. I can only move on and keep going. I can't wait until I can re-learn how to be positive minded again!

Today's committment - Absolutely, NO off-plan foods and no eating more than my body needs!

04-20-2007, 09:18 AM
Rhonda you can do this. Keep telling yourself you are worth it. You are worth it. Last night I thought I would really like some Peanut butter and tortilla, whole wheat of course. But I had already consumed my calories for the day and it was after 8:00. So I told myself you can change something on Friday and include it in your calorie count. You know what I don't want it today. I am commited to drinking my water today.
Hope I can join. I probably won't be here everyday.

04-20-2007, 09:48 AM
Rhonda: Isn't it great when our self doubting and frustration get in our way?! I know you'll bounce back.

I'm committed today and through the weekend because if the scale is any indication this morning, I'm going to have a really sad official weigh in. Am thinking TOM is lurking.

Mrs Quadcrew
04-20-2007, 10:34 AM
Rhonda - :hug: You are a beautiful woman, LOOK at your smile! I know I am still an obese woman, but you know, I look in the mirror every Friday when I weigh in (in my birthday suit) and I LOVE that I am melting away. I'll never be a beauty queen, but you know what? I don't care. I KNOW I look better than I used to! NESunshine gave me some great Mojo when I first joined here, I'm sending some of that YOUR way.;)

AM I committed?? YOU BETCHA. I have 3 pounds to go to hit the big FIVE-O GONE and I am excited about that!!

04-20-2007, 10:43 AM
Rhonda, hang in there! You are beautiful. I see that from your photo. I was hating myself last night too. I didn't exercise and I started to feel like my motivation was all slipping away. But we have to pick ourselves up, no matter how many times we go through this. Fall down seven times, get up eight! We can do this!

04-20-2007, 11:10 AM
Rhonda...I know exactly how you feel! Some days I feel so great about what I'm doing and then one glance in a mirror or window...when I'm not expecting it...and I think, OH YUCK! All those good feelings fly away so quickly, don't they? Keep posting and know that you are looking great and what you see in the mirror is NOT who you are. You are vibrant, beautiful, healthy, intelligent, and IN CONTROL of your eating!

Sharon - I sure understand wanting to be near relatives but I think you're the ONLY person who I've ever "heard" say they wish they were in TN! hahaha

I'm committed to helping out at the men's retreat today AND staying ON PLAN while I'm doing it!!!!

04-20-2007, 11:24 AM
Ladies, you really know how to lift a gal back up! Thank you. Sometimes, we can be our own worse enemies. I would never think of talking to anyone else in the same why I talk to myself. I'm always extremely optimistic for everyone else and I love to see everyone else succeed. I deserve to treat myself the same way!

I have turned the frustration with myself into motivation for today. I am determined! I will do this!

Mrs Quadcrew
04-20-2007, 11:36 AM
That's a girl!! :D

wanna b thin
04-20-2007, 03:16 PM
So glad you hae a better outlook today. We all have those bad days, glad you were able to shake it. You've droped 20 pounds, you know you can do it. We would all like it to come off faster, but it will come off. Keep up the good work.

The weather is usually better in Tennessee then it is here is Michigan. Although I'm not complaining, it is beautifull here today.

I came in to work early today, and I get to leave early so I'm going to Curves after work. I haven't been there in the afternoon in a while, it will be nice to see and workout with some of the afternoon people.

Everyone have a great weekend. I'm going to try to stay on plan, weekends are usually hard for me.

04-20-2007, 03:22 PM
I am doing well, and will continue to push forwards....

04-20-2007, 07:01 PM
It's a miracle!
I weighed in today and somehow managed to lose 2lbs after a "not-so-good" week.
So this week........
I am committed to stay on plan.
I am committed to exercising 3 times this week for a minimum of 30 minutes.
And I am also committed to drinking 7 (8oz) glasses of water a day.

04-20-2007, 09:58 PM
OK, I got this mess out of my system and I am officially starting over. Well, not in the sense of starting from scratch, but I need to reach deep down and find that same DRIVE that I had at the beginning. So I am completely refocusing for this next few weeks to get back on a winning streak.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Mrs Quadcrew
04-21-2007, 07:11 PM
Committed??? OH YEAH!! I am committed. I can see myself thinner now....and I can't wait to see the me that evolves as time goes on!

04-21-2007, 08:28 PM
Today has been wonderful so far. I kind of felt sluggish this morning, like I was detoxing from all of the junk of the past few days? But I just exercised for an hour and I feel so good! So I'm committing to repeating this feeling tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day...

wanna b thin
04-21-2007, 11:12 PM
WOOHOO, My extra exercise worked, I was down 3 lbs. at WW this morning. Altough I'm still a pound from onderland. I realized I did not change my ticker last week when I gained. I'm exactly at 201, so I have to be good again this week to get that pesty pound off by next Saturday. I went for a walk this evening, almost 2 miles.

04-22-2007, 10:15 AM
Congrats wanna b!!!

04-22-2007, 11:59 AM
Almost there Sharon!!

I'm committed today because I'm still worried about official weigh in tomorrow. And, I have a volleyball party to go to with my daughter. A pizza party, with cake and ice cream. They promised that there would be salad, too. MUST RESIST TEMPTATION!!

wanna b thin
04-22-2007, 09:53 PM
Thanks Tiffany.

OH Diane, I could not WI on Monday, weekends are really tough for me. I didn't stay on plan today, but I'm going now to do two miles WATP. Have a good night. Good luck with tomorrows WI.

04-23-2007, 07:43 AM
I'm SO committed. I'm committed to eating vegetables, drinking water, and enjoying my life today!