Support Groups - Help "Best Lifers" (A.K.A "Best Life Plan") UNITE?

06-03-2007, 03:35 PM
:grouphug: Hello Everybody...:grouphug:

:dance: Yes! I know that you are out there...because every once in a while we message eachother to ask questions or offer some support...:dance:

We need a place where any "Best Lifer" can come and just be! :cheer2: :encore:

So good news this is the place!

I have been a Best Lifer since January 22/07...

And it would be awesome to be able to support eachother and share our thoughts and stories with other "Best Lifers" who will already know what the other is going through...

:cheer: Keep in Touch...Write! :cheer:

06-05-2007, 10:47 PM

I'm not that great at navigation on the site, but I found it!

Okay, yesterday I drank most of my water...5 glasses (about 8 ounces per).
I did not drink alcohol, which is easy when no one else is. I LOVE the spritzer idea, cause I enjoy wine, but I will attempt NONE first...that is my weekly goal. I am heading out for a walk around the neighborhood right away! I have yet to get a pedometer, but I will be shopping before the weekend for one.

So today was even better...exercise (will be), water (5 so far), and no booze. Plus I painted my fence, took the kids to the playground and roasted a nice healthy turkey for dinner! Can you feature that!! On a Tuesday, for no reason other than its good for us. Good for me!

Thanks for being out there, Kimush! I hope you had another good day.


06-06-2007, 10:36 AM
Hey! My son's graduation party was Saturday and I ate some :nono:foods that made me feel like a :moo: I ususally try to be the :joker:and laugh about my choices but :eek: I need someone to light a :flame: under my butt to get me going again. :shrug: I keep this up and I will faint :faint:when I hit the scales. :lol: I usually look at the glass half empty :halfempty: instead of half full :halffull: It rained yesterday so I had to walk on the treadmill :rain: I have had to study a lot lately :mag:so I don't have much time to post. :write: Sometimes I feel like I need someone pushing me:coach: so when I get on the scales it will reflect a loss. :goodscale: :goodluck: to everyone and I will post more later. By the way Kim, YOAD is 'You On A Diet' written by the Drs. Roizen and Oz :lol: It's very similiar to Bob Greene. Kim 2

06-06-2007, 09:48 PM

Today is another great day! Lotsa water, good food (made turkey veg. soup with the carcass), am going out for a walk tonight. I must have walked 5 miles last night, it was just beautiful out. Overcast today, but dry. We just moved into this neighborhood and I just feel so safe here. A far cry from my last one, where I wouldn't answer the door after dark, let alone walk anywhere!

I also did 10 real pushups and 30 crunches before bed, on a whim. It hurt like ****, but I feel great about it.

Hope no one minds the ramble!


06-06-2007, 11:53 PM
:grouphug: Oh My Gosh!!! :grouphug:

Yeah you guys found it! because I am such a "cluck" I couldn't find it and my daughter was going to help me...but yeah!

Karwie way to go! :bravo: :cp: You maniac! You have accomplished so much in only a little time! The pedometer was my saviour because I hate today I didn't get home till 9:20pm so I worked just over 15 hours today...and I am exhausted and I was all over ****'s half acre and I walked just over 12981 steps...but yeah my walking is done...and it was all accomplished because of work...You sound like such a chipper and positive person way to go!! :high: :high:

Kim2... :yay: :yay: It must be in the name...because if I didn't laugh :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: and find the positives in my life I probably wouldn't be here...And it looks like humour is high on your list too..."You On A Diet" I had put the acronym into the Yahoo Search area and it search some accountant stuff...What are you studying? You are just needing some support and readjustments...I know that someone had said that when you fall off the wagon you don't just throw out the wagon! You get up and dust yourself off and get back on! I did that two weeks ago! When I ate at the Chinese Buffet...I gained 2 pounds overnight...don't eat chinese buffet the night before you weigh in! But I just picked myself up and kept on Truckin! And so will you!

Well Ladies! I will write tomorrow and hopefully the last two days of neglecting my body and plan didn't mess up my weigh is to good weigh ins... :dance: :goodscale :dance:

06-07-2007, 09:53 AM
;) :sp:You are going to crack up on this answer.......I went back to school to get my MBA with a specialization in Accounting. It has been very stessful :stress: and I am just wishing :genie:the homework wasn't so intense because it is making me :tired:and when I am tired, I see :stars:all the paper writing :write: is getting on my last nerve. All this and a family too to try to keep up with.

06-07-2007, 01:14 PM
:grouphug: Hey There! :grouphug:

That is totally crazy :lol3: :lol3: when I searched that "YOAD" there were some accounting-math website things that had the words "Scopal Asymmetries" (cool phrase) in when I think about it those may not be math related but sure sounds like that to this little old social worker...

Well how the heck are Kim2? I was a single mother (you may not be though) when I went back to school and wore one too many hats some point you need to take care of yourself (even a little) because if not the whole thing will fall apart since you are the foundation of family, work and sit for 5 extra minutes when you in your backyard and close your eyes and relax or 5 extra minutes in that hot calgon deserve it! :yay: :sunny:

I also did my weigh in and lost 1.5 lbs so not too shabby! today I need to take my measurements and pictures (kind of a reality check for when I am in a crappy mood)...:cheer: :cheer2: :encore:

06-07-2007, 11:49 PM
I posted earlier today but I don't see it......must be in cyberspace.
Kim 1, I am a mother of 3 and they range in ages from 25 to 18. I also have my husband and his brother living in a house with 3 jack russells and 2 cats. It is like a zoo and sometimes like a looney bin. LOL!!!!! Thursday night is my class from 6:00 to 10:00 so it means a jam packed full day on Thursdays. I am usually at work by 7:30. I am so tired right now I can't think to type. More later........

06-10-2007, 11:26 PM
Hello, hello!

Wow, what a week/weekend...lots of water, lots of activity...but alas, lots of cookies. We ate turkey all week, finishing up with turkey quesadilla wraps (w.w. wrap, but I should have used ff cheese I think). Tasty, though!

My kids (5 and 3) had a bit of trouble sleeping for a few nights, one fell out of bed, the other had nightmares...and I must admit to being a nighttime binger in my past. So long story short, I ate a package of cookies at 2am one night, and icecream the next. Felt guilty terrible about it (still do). But I did it, and two nights in a row, too. damnit.

Well, I am going to have a bubble bath after my walk tonight, and maybe some tea, and to bed!! Hopefully I have sweet enough dreams that I don't wake up to eat sweets!!

And life goes on...and on...

good night kim's


06-11-2007, 10:10 AM
Karwie......don't beat yourself up just roll with it. It is all about establishing new habits and getting rid of the old ones. The good news is that you admit the mistake and are moving on. Hang in there! Kim 2

06-11-2007, 02:49 PM
Thanks, Kim2!

I have to take every day as it comes. I am a guiltaholic, and that's hard to shake. When I posted last night I felt really good about owning up to my binge. DH found the cookies missing, asked me why I ate them, and shrugged off my answer of 'dunno'...but putting it onto this site made me really look at it, own it and face it.

I really find myself focusing on the exercise and water and not the food intake for the most part. I previously would obsess about what I was supposed to eat ALL DAY. Thinking about food so much is a recipe for disaster for me. I think of all the things I want, can't have, and of course start craving them and eventually give in FRANTICALLY!

That's what I like about the Best Life...its sane!

have a good one,

06-12-2007, 09:27 PM
:grouphug: Hey Guys...:grouphug:

Just got back from Detroit/Windsor...

So I thought that I would check in and say hey...

Karwie... I have always been a night-time I have done was take my icetea that I make and I freeze it into popsicles...:chef: if that doesn't work...I have 3 sour jujubes...and go to bed...I crave salty things late at night so I generally used to eat a bag of chips and dip...whenever I woke up! The jujubes are so sour that they really work when I need to cheat and have something salty...and Kim 2 is right you can't beat yourself up :frypan: ...I am polish and catholic so guilt is my middle name...if you had an accident (say you...broke a dish) would you feel guilty ...nope probably not! :snooty: you can't over have to do what you do with your own yourself enough to know that you tried your very best and when you have an "accident" love yourself enough to know that it is okay! :dance:

Kim 2 How the heck is life in your neck of the woods? :dust:

Have a terrific day and take care guys...:cheer2: :encore: :cheer:

06-15-2007, 10:41 AM
Hello Ladies,

Wondering if I could join your forum. I have both books... we'll actually I have many books... trying to find that Magic Book that will help all the weight come off. And unfortunatly they all say the same... exercise and eat healthy..

Anyway my name is Patty.. I'm single/no kids. I have been working out since Sept. 06 and started eating somewhat healthy Jan 07.

06-15-2007, 10:15 PM
Patty.....isn't that what we are all searching for.....a bit of magic? Well, at least I am. You all are going to crack up on my next confession....I like to crunch on things when I am stressed.....this has been a very stressful week for, school and family. Thursday is school day for me so I leave at 7:00 am and return home about 10:30 pm. I am running around and trying to remember to get my lunch, snacks, text book, lap top and flip flops. I get to work and about 10:30, I am hungry but it isn't time for lunch yet. I had bought some Bob Greene endorsed granola type bars with 9 grams of fiber in a bar. I eat one and I am thinking....pretty tasty. I drink my water then the phone starts to ring and people are asking this from me and it gets unbearable.....I reach for my baby carrots and I forgot them. I reach into the box and grab another bar.....and then another until I ate all 5 of the bars.....45 grams of fiber!!!!! Well, I found out what I am full of.....I spent a major part of Thursday and all day Friday in the bathroom getting 'cleaned' out. Dahhhhhhh There is a such thing as too much of a good thing.

06-16-2007, 12:37 PM
:grouphug: Hey There Everybody...:grouphug:

:welcome3: And a special hello to AKA Patty 1day@atime The more the merrier...:welcome3:
Kim2 said it all...we are all searching for that something to help us...and I have a library of diet books, self help books and cook also have 4 months of trying to eat healthy and make some real changes in your life before you start the diet...that is really good because you are already in the mind set and getting ready......Well you came to the right place for support and suggestions...and even a funny story that will make you laugh! a lot! :D :dizzy: :lol:

Kim2 OH NO! :hug: hope all is better by now...fibre our friend and foe...In Canada we can't get hardly any of the Bob Greene endorsed stuff...I noticed a lot of different things when we went shopping in Detroit...So I am eager to go to my Uncle's in New York/New Jersey this summer as I am going to shop (A LOT)... :hug:

Do you want to hear a funny story...well it is one of my typical funny and weird stories... :rofl: This will be your roll on the ground hollowing with fits for laughter...Here is the LAUGH of the DAY!:rofl:

I woke up on Thursday morning and I had to weigh in...I got up went to the bathroom and I looked like Benicio Del Toro and Arte Johnson (when he played Renfield in Love at First Bite '79) and Quasimodo...I am sure you all have the visual... :fr: :yikes: I must have consumed about 3-4 litres of H2o on both Tuesday and Wednesday because it was so hot and I was working on cleaning the house and the gardens and I must have retained every darned bit...or at least my eyes (face), toes (feet) and fingers (hands)... :dunno:

I needed to rectify this quickly as I have meetings all morning at work with lawyers to go over my trial preparation as I have to testify in court on the 21st...So to rectify this what do I do...I put a very cold cloth on my face and then cover my face with Preparation H (apparently this is a model trick and works for my 23yo daughter Elisabeth all the time...Now mind you she is 5'5" and 115lbs and blonde, beautiful and brainy)...I eat my breakfast and dutifully wait and I still look like I was attacked by African Killer Bees and on top of this I look all greasy... In fact I ended up with the cream in my hair and I had to rewash my hair because it looked like I had a product explosion... :crazy: :p

Weigh in UGG! So needless to say I did not lose anything but I gained 2 lbs...Now I figured after the weekend in Detroit and then all the water...but really this is ridiculous... :kickbutt:

And it is so hot here that I walk very late at night...Since I am perimenapausal I am up later at night so I walk my 2 km when it is cool and dark... :dracula: :bat: And I continue to gripe but I am journalling so I know my mistakes from the weekend but this is craziness...I really needed the water (or so I thought)!

Any yesterday I ate only salads (but with nuts, seeds, dried fruits, fruits, cheese, grilled turkey), fresh fruits, and toast for breakfast...I don't have any appetite except for juicy watery stuff...any ideas? :idea: :dunno: :idea:

06-18-2007, 08:35 PM
I am buying the book this week, I just saw re-run of the Oprah show and I think this diet might really help me. My weight was okay before I got pregnant, but I was already on the road to gaining weight back that I had lost and now I am just trying to keep pregnancy weight as reasonable as possible. If I can deliver under 200, I will be thrilled, I am very nervous about post-partum feelings. I think havingt a plan and working on my very bad bingeing habits while pregnant would help me alot. I am just going to do Phase I and work on eating habits until my baby comes in October. This will be my first pregnant night of not eating the evening away with cookies and ice cream, so wish me luck!

06-18-2007, 10:41 PM
I just joined the Best Life website, and my copy of the book is on the way. I am just having a devil of a time sticking to anything lately, I have tried a few, but my life is just so darn busy, it's hard to squeeze in time to eat, much less think about what I am gonna eat...

Plus, I am hoping to be able to help my DH too, he's a truck driver, and eats on the road 4 days a week.

06-18-2007, 11:04 PM
:grouphug:Well Hello There...:grouphug:

:welcome3: Well Hello There And :welcome3: sapostrophee :welcome3:

:cheer::cheer2: Of course you can join! The more the merrier! The diet would probably be very healthy medically speaking for a mum and babe You probably already spoke to your doctor just to make sure...but it would be a very sound diet I would think...and really the there are no gimmicky foods or fees or anything which makes it cheap. :cheer2: :cheer:

Nothing new with me...Canada is so crazy I have to beat the heat the best way that I know how...last night I was going for a walk at midnight...but we have to be careful around here as we have had a peeping tom and some real weird stuff happening I need to take pepper spray just incase...:frypan::frypan:

If you have questions message me...take care of you and your babes!

06-18-2007, 11:30 PM
:grouphug:PS...Sorry I was reading fast in the heat! :grouphug:

:welcome3::welcome3:Hey there Spooky Girl... :sklol::dracula:

As I just wrote to sapostrophee all are welcome here!

We are all here to support each Keep in touch and write often...the check in really works well for support! :bubbles::df:

06-19-2007, 12:28 AM
I would also like to join your group. I picked up the book and journal tonight. I will start reading the book tomorrow.

This evening I went bathing suit shopping and I got so discouraged. I work out about 1 hour a day 6 days a week and I was so upset with how I looked in a suit. I have the exercise part day but my problem is the eatting part.

I am a married mom of 2 kids. I just turned 40 and I thought by this time I would be at my goal weight and ideal body shape/ size. My goal is to be there by my next birthday.

If anyone has joined his website, what do you think of it?


06-19-2007, 10:22 PM
:grouphug:Well Hello There and Everyone!:grouphug:

:welcome3: And a Special Hello to you Bev! :welcome3:

Bev I think that you are already way ahead of the game :cheer:...I am 45 and I only tinkered around with exercising but thing on a consistent basis...and you are one step ahead already...I am sure that you have only just started the book but my one goal was to get my exercise to a level 1 consistently to move to the next phase...and you are already there...that is wonderful...

As for his website...I told myself that I have blown a small fortune so there would be no extra monies going out...PERIOD...I dont know anyone that has joined...I joined this and Buddyslim for my support (both are free)...besides the anonymity is helpful because I think that I have a shy and embarrassed side...So I am here you can email me too...somewhere on here there is a private message thing...have you also tried Buddyslim it has many journal features...that could be helpful! :yay::yay:

06-20-2007, 01:57 AM
Ugh! I have to say, I requested a refund today on the website. It is just NOT user friendly!! I mean in phase 1 encourages you to at least eat breakfast every day, but doesn't have a way for you to make a meal plan and shopping list that is just breakfasts??

I am still going to get the book, and see if it's more user friendly...

06-20-2007, 11:21 PM
Spookygirl--I've thought the same thing about the web sight.

Hello --I'm another newbie to the Best Life. Hope you don't mind if I join the crowd.

06-23-2007, 05:12 PM
Hello everyone, old and new!

I have been slaving away at life in the Canadian prairie heat. Thunderstorm season, humid, humid, humid. But I drink my water, I eat more fruit and use the old stove less, and the barbeque more at this time of year.

ANYHOW, my DH booked us a trip to Hawaii in December. Good and bad feelings about that...obviously the bathing suit thing, plus its the Big Island and that will mean hiking in the volcano-trails etc., and I am no where near in shape cardiovascularly!! Yikes!! But isn't he sweet? What a guy...Its the week before Christmas (16-23) so we will drop the kids in B.C. at my folks, fly direct from Vancouver and then spend Christmas in B.C. What's to complain about???

I am seriously panicking here. 50 pounds in 6 it doable? What is realistic here??

Kim1, you are in Phase 2, are you not?? Anyone else? What can I expect for a weight-loss rate?? I am still in Phase 1, and I think I will be forced to jump in with both feet before long.

thanks, karwie

06-24-2007, 04:41 PM
:grouphug:Hey There Everybody:grouphug:

This big olde :welcome3: goes out to ceejay52:welcome3: The more the merrier...glad that you are joining! :woo:

Karwie...I have been in phase two since April and I have lost 13 lbs in that phase I have hit 2 plateaus and gained 2 lbs 2times...not my last weigh in but the one before I gained the 2 lbs because I really believe with the horrible heat that we were having in Ontario...I drank a lot of water but didn't eat this weigh in it did not budge one notch...I think that I haven't lost anything because I am so very stressed out about the peeping Tom in our neighbourhood and the fact that he has tried to break into our house 2 times I am not sleeping at all (I sleep from 6pm-10pm), eating wrong times, wrong amounts, more munching on good stuff but the wrong times, not walking the way I was due to all the probs in our neighbourhood...:kickcan::bomb: I think that it is doable! but it will take commitment and a lot of stamina/will power...but you can do it!:lifter::exercise:

Spookygirl...good for you! I think that it is a cash grab for Bob the "buddyslim" website does all the same stuff except it is free...:wave:

06-27-2007, 01:11 PM
Morning All,

Man, that's a bummer Kim1, a peeping Tom. Freak. I assume the police are on it, and the neighbours. I know you won't rest until 'he' is caught, I wouldn't. My previous neighborhood had one of the highest crime rates in the city. We rented there because it was close to our business. Now we bought in one of the new areas and the safety factor has improved immensely! I used to feel afraid taking the kids to the playground in the daytime...every weirdo that slowed down to look at us freaked me out. I have two long-haired little girls who love to wear pink, so they were like a target out there. One day the front door handle rattled as someone tried to get in while we were home!! I am SO glad to be out of there...but as DH points out, these criminals are EVERYWHERE, not just in economically depressed areas. I walk at twilight, and probably have a false sense of security here. I am going to stop that practice...maybe your 'freak' just saved my life! I should at least get walking partner...

so far so good on Phase Two...three days. It's hard not to look at the scale every day...I lost 3 on Phase One. I am reluctant to change my ticker yet! Weird how that works!

I know you probably already thought of this but what about walking in a mall, or a path somewhere outside your area?


06-28-2007, 08:54 PM
:grouphug:Hey There Everybody...:grouphug:

:congrat:Congrats on the move to Phase 2 and the the 3 lbs! :congrat:

:drill:Karwie...CHANGE THAT TICKER!!! :cheer2::encore::cheer: You worked really hard to get in the mindset and lose those pounds...go look at 3 pounds of meat in your freezer...that is what you lost!!!!! BE PROUD OF YOURSELF!!!:drill:

Karwie...I know I hate all this restriction crap...In fact the longer it goes on my fear is waning and I am getting more and more :bomb:livid :tantrum:......The police met with our neighbourhood watch group and did tons of safety planning for each of the families' involved...So each family member in each of the 8 homes has a plan...What seemed to alarm the police is he is a repeat serial peeper but he has escalated to breaking in when it is obvious that the person that he likes to peep at is home (My daughter had just got home at 11:15pm and I made sure that she got in the house and then he tried to walk into my mother's kitchen barely 20 mins later)....So needless to say I have become intimate with my pepper spray which I carry in my sports bra...

Well I did my weigh in and I again have not budged one fraction of a pound. I have just the last two nights begun to sleep through the night again. So my eating will be on track...but I was coming home and napping for a few hours then up all night my eating is really off...still eating healthy but eating/munching all night on veggies/fruit is not good...but I have not gained! I am off starting tomorrow and I will be off until next Wednesday so I should be able to decompress, rest, relax...or I will drive myself crazy by thinking too much!:tired::hyper::faint:

07-16-2007, 10:08 AM
Hi all - is this board still alive and kicking? I am just starting BL.

07-16-2007, 11:00 PM
:hug:Hey There Fellow Canadian...:hug:

Yes this thread is barely alive but I am still rattling around here...

I have been a best lifer now since January 2007...I have been waiting for someone to message me on Welcome! :welcome3:

So where you in the process of starting? Msg me as I am generally around...I also hang out in on a thread named "47 and No Idea" although many of us aren't 47 yo...

Good Luck and Keep me posted :hat:

07-18-2007, 11:23 PM
Thanks for keeping the thread alive! We have been off on holidays, camping and travelling around. Kim, I hope your peeping tom is gone, I think about that ALL THE TIME! It truly has changed my perspective.

Anyhow, I have been doing really well considering the travel. I feel like I'm making some good choices, food wise, but not getting nearly enough exercise. I did have a lumbar issue, and I've felt good for the last day or two, so I am ready to resume my walking TONIGHT!! (while its still light out).

Hello WIP, funny how the Canadians have embraced Bob Greene!! Well, he makes so much damn sense...I have been in Phase two for a month, give or take, and its hard, but I cannot get over how GOOD I feel. I went way off the program for two days and felt like absolute crap! I told my DH that I couldn't wait to get home to reload on better food. I even made veg. soup (stolen from the weight watchers plan), froze it into individual servings and brought it to the lake!! It stayed fresh in the cooler for 4 days. Just warmed it on the fire and enjoyed!! Now that's dedication, even if I do say so myself...

Okay, gotta walk! Glad you guys are still here!

07-26-2007, 11:47 PM
:grouphug:Hey There Karwie and Other Best Lifers! :grouphug:

I am sorry it has taken me longer than normal to write back! But work has been crazy, home life has been crazy and no time to rest let alone write...:tired:

I am so glad that the plan is working...I lost 1/2 lb 2 weeks ago and I am stuck again!

So I am going to a nutritionist because my journals and what I am eating and not losing is not making too much sense! So hopefully that works as maybe I am missing something!:crossed:

So I am so glad that you the principles...I have stuck to them...but the snacking is creeping in as I am discouraged! But I am still working in with the system! :df::bubbles: