Support Groups - 70-ish to lose weekly checkin 6/25-7/1




queenjane
06-27-2007, 10:10 AM
A few of us have been talking about starting our own weekly thread for folks (any age, gender, or diet plan) who need to lose about 70 pounds. THIS IS IT! We're starting mid-week, so let's just do introductions this week, and next week, we'll do a Monday weigh-in and weekly goal setting. Sound good?

In your introduction, you might include:

Name:

Age:

SW/CW/GW & height (if not in your avatar):

Short goal/Date:

Which plan (or no plan):

Which types of exercise (if any):

Personal details (family/work life, hobbies, challenges to weight loss, etc.):

About your AHA! moment when you decided to lose 70-ish pounds:

Let's have some fun :carrot:, support each other :hug: and become big, giant LOSERS! :)


queenjane
06-27-2007, 10:19 AM
Name: Kristin

Age: 41

SW/CW/GW & height (if not in your avatar): it's in the avi

Short goal/Date: 195 by August 6th (going to a big conference)

Which plan (or no plan): calorie counting & exercise -- I love fitday & calorie king! I believe that making small changes everyday will lead to big results. I looked into Fat Smash, South Beach, Weight Watchers and others...but good ole' counting and moving seems to be the simplest method.

Which types of exercise (if any): dance dvds, walking, actual dancing

Personal details (family/work life, hobbies, challenges to weight loss, etc.): I'm a single-mother-by-choice to a very active 2-year-old boy. I work about 50 hours/week, and we travel to see my 83-year-old mother 2x/month. My hobbies right now are packing lunches, changing diapers, and doing laundry :dizzy:! Seriously, I have little time for much other than the basics of life, but I do love dancing, crossword/sudoku puzzles, cooking and reading (can you say "sedentary"?) My biggest challenge is fitting in fitness -- though I'm getting some great ideas here at 3FC! Nothing is impossible!

About your AHA! moment when you decided to lose 70-ish pounds: When I weighed in at my doctor's and was darn close to my highest weight ever (when I was about to deliver a 10-pound baby!) Also, that same week my brother had double cardiac bypass, and I resolved that I have to do something to try to avoid ending up on that table in a few years!

Piiper33
06-27-2007, 10:29 AM
Name: Lisa

Age: 33 (34 in Aug)

SW/CW/GW & height (if not in your avatar): SW: 225 CW: 213 GW: 150ish Height: 5'5"

Short goal/Date: Under 200 but my birthday (Aug 15th)

Which plan (or no plan): calorie counting & exercise. I'm mostly eating Lean Cuisine for dinner, salads for lunch and oatmeal for breakfast, low cal snacks in between.

Which types of exercise (if any): ridding my bike 30 min a day

Personal details (family/work life, hobbies, challenges to weight loss, etc.): I'm a 33 yr old who has always had issues with my weight. About 6yrs ago I was in a size 6 because I didn't have a car and was walking everywhere. But when I got a car and got comfortable in my relationship my weight fell to the wayside. I am engaged now and would love to feel beautiful on my wedding day next year. I am an auditor at a Data Management Company and unfortunately my hobbies consist of playing video games with my fiance. Not very physical lol.

About your AHA! moment when you decided to lose 70-ish pounds: When I bought a scale for the first time EVER. And weighed in at 225. I knew I had gained weight but WOW! Also, I know it will only get harder as I get older to lose the pounds and my father has Diabetes and Diabetes also runs in my mothers family so I know I am very likely to get it if I don't do something about my health now.


modkittn
06-27-2007, 04:12 PM
Name: Lori

Age: 26

SW/CW/GW & height (if not in your avatar): See ticker below

Short goal/Date: See other ticker below :)

Which plan (or no plan): Weight Watchers

Which types of exercise (if any): Walking/jogging. I used to do aikido and ice hockey, but not since I have had back and hip problems.

Personal details (family/work life, hobbies, challenges to weight loss, etc.): Married for just under 4 years. Hobbies... reading, housework (yes, I like painting and pulling weeds and all that crap haha), knitting. Challenges for me are getting in enough exercise.

About your AHA! moment when you decided to lose 70-ish pounds: The first time I went through this, my DH (then DB) said "If it bothers you that much then you have to do something about it" when I would cry and cry about my weight. I gained weight back, but I WAS NOT going to let myself get to that point again and took action on my own.

heath13
06-27-2007, 06:56 PM
Name Heather

Age 34

SW/CW/GW and height See Avitar

Which Plan not sure yet-just trying to make better choices

Which Types of Exercise-nothing yet but want to start TurboJam and walking

Personal Details I am married to a wonderful Navy man-11 years this month. I have two beautiful boys that keep me busy. I am a middle school teacher that actually loves teaching and the kids. I enjoy going to movies, hanging out on our boat or at the pool. I am a Fl. girl for sure! It makes it difficult when you are soooo overweight, and everywhere you look there are thin, fit people. I am a wanna be scrapbooker. I take the pics., but never get past that part. Mostly, I just like being with my family and friends spending time together.

AHA moment-many but not sure that any of them have done the trick yet. I know that I am extremely overweight, and I am not happy so I am trying to do something about it. I hope this site will be the help I need to get going in the right direction.

2Bthinagain
06-27-2007, 09:19 PM
Name: Erin

Age: 42 - but if anyone asks I'm 35 :)

SW/CW/GW & height (if not in your avatar):223.5/222/145 5'6"

Short goal/Date: 200 pounds / Sept 30 (yeah right)

Which plan (or no plan): Trying to count calories, which has sort of turned into that 3 hr diet. I'm sticking to about 1200 a day, and am trying to cut out soda and 2% milk. Also no more salad dressing of any kind.

Which types of exercise (if any): I love riding my bike and pulling the kids in the trailer (75lbs). I also do machines @ our Y, just haven't figured out the schedule yet.
Personal details (family/work life, hobbies, challenges to weight loss, etc.):
Married 8 yrs, 2 boys ages 3 & 5. Stay at home mom now. Volunteer a LOT in the community. Challenge? Being the only fat mom every place I go. I know I'm old enough not to care, but I do hate what others must think of my weight.
About your AHA! moment when you decided to lose 70-ish pounds: Well I've known since our kids were born. I was 135 before that. Never over weight in my life until I had my kids @ 37 and 39. I was also never more than 7 mos pg! Both premature. I am bigger now than I ever was pregant.:(

hotmama2three
06-27-2007, 10:24 PM
Name: Sherin

Age: 33

SW/CW/GW & height (if not in your avatar):245/218.5/175(for now) 5'11"

Short goal/Date: 205 pounds / Jul 28

Which plan (or no plan): Better eating choices, more protein, easy on the refined foods, less late night eating (going to bed earlier helps)

Which types of exercise (if any): Wt.Training 2x a wk. / Cardio 3-5x a wk.

Personal details (family/work life, hobbies, challenges to weight loss, etc.):
Married 10 yrs, 8 1/2 yr old boy/girl twins & 4 yr old son. SAHM, although half my day is in the car. I love to read, scrapbook and listen to music, but somehow there aren't enough hours in the day to 'relax'.

About your AHA! moment when you decided to lose 70-ish pounds: I don't know exactly. This is my second time losing this weight and it's even harder this time. After my last child I lost all the baby weight plus ten and then for multiple reasons basically stopped exercising. I gained it all back plus more -- yikes! I think I was in shock and denial, I kept thinking I would stop gaining, but I didn't. So here I am again. Hopefully this is the last time for a very long time (think old lady).

ThinGirl in FatBody
06-27-2007, 10:26 PM
Hi there, count me in. I have about 68 pounds to go. Lost 17 pounds since May 5 (7 weeks)

Good luck everyone!

Name: t-girl

Age: 42

Which plan (or no plan): Diabetic diet, no sugar, low fat, whole wheat
daily plan: breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack. Tons of water :dizzy:

Which types of exercise (if any): 30-45 minutes of cardio daily, short walks

About your AHA! moment when you decided to lose 70-ish pounds:
May 1st, When I was told I was diabetic and I better get my a$$ in gear also, I saw a photo of myself recently and I wanted to cry.

Ethereal
06-27-2007, 11:05 PM
Hello everyone! :)

Name: Holly

Age: 26

Short goal/Date: Down to 190 by my birthday (12/21) so the usual pictures aren't so embarrassing!

Which plan (or no plan): Just your average calorie counting, with a healthy dose of veggies mixed in to my usual diet.

Which types of exercise (if any): DDR, 5 - 7 days per week, 50 - 75 minutes per day.

Personal details (family/work life, hobbies, challenges to weight loss, etc.): I'm one of those never-ending full-time college students that flits from job to job - outside of relationships, I've had a very hard time doing anything for the long-haul! I'm living in Tucson, AZ with my boyfriend until I (finally?!) finish college, and then we'll be moving to cooler climes where I can hopefully find a fun and rewarding job doing 2D or 3D art for a gaming or movie company.

The biggest obstacles to my weight-loss are my sedentary lifestyle, my obscenely weak will-power, and the high-fat HIGH-carb (cheap!) foods I tend to eat. While my calorie count has never been that big, I suppose the fats and carbs more than make up for the difference while spending far too much time on my rear.

About your AHA! moment when you decided to lose 70-ish pounds: I've known about how unpleasant my excess weight is since I was much younger (140-ish in middle school, an average of 160 in high school) and I've only accelerated my gain since high school graduation. When on a frightening shopping trip with the BF's parents I finally broke the barrier between size 16 and 18 pants, I knew I had to do SOMETHING. My weight has always depressed me; I think once I conquer this life-long challenge, I will be a much better person to myself and to my loved ones.

And maybe I'll allow myself to be seen in a swim-suit again!

2Bthinagain
06-27-2007, 11:25 PM
T-girl, I'm sorry about your diagnosis. I know it's a risk for all of us in this weight range. Did you have any signs? Or just go in for routine blood work/physical? I have an appt in a month and am quite nervous.

ThinGirl in FatBody
06-28-2007, 12:09 AM
I was thirsty a lot, I kept getting bladder infections and I was ravenously hungry all the time - even after eating. I am doing much better now though, with the new way of eating, exercise and taking my meds I feel like a whole new person and and much healthier.

heath13
06-28-2007, 12:57 AM
WOW-so glad to see so many posts already. I think this is going to be a big help for me. Unfortunately, I was in the pool with my kids, and I think I pulled a muscle in my chest. I can hardly move around-I hope it is gone by tomorrow.
T-Girl I am so jealous of your vacations! Have fun. I am only 2 hours from Orlando. LOVE IT!
I am glad to hear you are feeling better now. It does make you think-wow I could definitely be a candidate. I have got to keep in my mind the reality of my weight. I guess sometimes I am like a teenager thinking nothing will happen to me. NOT TRUE!!!
Erin-I soooo know what you mean about feeling like all other moms are fit and beautiful and sooo put together. When my youngest son was born, I was home for two years. I did the mommy group thing and had tons of friends but always was the biggest girl in the group. I don't even attend Navy functions with my husband because I know all of the "pilot wives" are thin. I am missing out and feel like I am letting down my husband. I have got to make a change DANG IT!!!
Ok-sorry just ramble sometimes.
Queen-love the weigh in on Mon. I have not really started anything as of yet so I might still be at 200, but I guess I will feel more official there and get to it. Plus, my youngest sister will be heading back home, so I won't feel like I have to devote all my time to her instead of just doing my routine things.
Ok all-excited to know you all more and give and get support.
Heather:carrot:

ThinGirl in FatBody
06-28-2007, 08:46 AM
I don't even attend Navy functions with my husband because I know all of the "pilot wives" are thin. I am missing out and feel like I am letting down my husband. I have got to make a change DANG IT!!!

I hear you on that one. My hubby is a member at the local golf & country club, all the wives are fit and golf together, they have a lot of charity functions and social functions.. I always make an excuse not to go :(

Oh and get this, we were invited to a Pool Party on July 28 by one of the skinny wives 'bring your suit' she said...yeah, like a snow suit I was thinking :D

ThinGirl in FatBody
06-28-2007, 08:50 AM
T-Girl I am so jealous of your vacations! Have fun. I am only 2 hours from Orlando. LOVE IT!


I am going to need some support on getting through those days at Universal without blowing my diet. It's going to be hard :o We are staying at Portofino Bay - full of Italian food, and of course the restaurants of City Walk, lord help me :devil:

queenjane
06-28-2007, 02:39 PM
This is GREAT -- I'm glad to meet you Lisa, Lori, Heather, Erin, Sherin, t-girl & Holly!

Feel free to join -- or not join -- our weekly weigh-in, and start thinking of your mini goal to work on for next week...mine's going to be a fitting-in-fitness goal, I know, I just don't know what I'm going to try to accomplish yet. I'm going OUT to do ACTUAL dancing tonight (hired a sitter and the whole ball of wax)!!!

heath13
06-28-2007, 03:59 PM
Good Afternoon all
I have been busy this morning, so I have not had a chance to log on. I hope everyone is having a great day. I will check in later when I have more time.
Heather

Piiper33
06-29-2007, 11:09 AM
I hope everyone is doing well this morning!! Keep up the good work!:carrot:

:broc::goodluck:

ThinGirl in FatBody
06-29-2007, 11:21 AM
Hi everyone, :)

I have been thinking about my mini goal - I guess it would be to wear a bathing suit when I am in Florida on Aug 1- 6th. I have not worn one in 3 years, I just want to feel comfortable enough to go to the pool at the resort and not feel self conscious.

So that is my goal - I have a swim suit that will fit, but will I use it is the question?

katallan
06-29-2007, 12:15 PM
I finally found you guys again!

Here it goes :
Name:Katherine Allen
Age:42

SW/CW/GW & height (if not in your avatar):see avatar

Short goal/Date:Lose 25 pounds by my birthday, 9/29

Which plan (or no plan):Low fat/Low carb

Which types of exercise (if any):Walking

Personal details (family/work life, hobbies, challenges to weight loss, etc.):Married with one son, one grandchild and another on the way:D I have many hobbies such as scrapbooking, cake decorating, gardening. My newest hobby is quilting! The biggest challenge to my weight loss is me:mad:

About your AHA! moment when you decided to lose 70-ish pounds: Well that is a double edged sword! One was my recent doctor visit where all of my numbers ( the bad ones) were up along with the blood pressure. The second is i am tired of being excluded ( self-imposed or otherwise) from things I would like to do because of my weight.

queenjane
06-29-2007, 02:59 PM
Oh boy did I have a bad food day yesterday... but a good activity day. I'm at THAT point in my hormonal cycle where chocolate seems to be an almost necessity (and a co-worker returned from Hawaii with chocolate-covered macademias!), and I tried to resist, but failed (though I ate fewer than I would've a few weeks ago -- and that's progress). But I also snacked (alot) after I got hom from sweating my butt off dancing 1.5 hours (out at a live music event) last night. So, yeterday was a calorie surplus. Ugh. Today will be better, right.

I know that I am the ONLY person in control of my body...no one is stuffing chocolates down my throat or making me lie on the couch like a beached whale. I have the power to change, and even baby steps will be enough if they're generally leading in the right direction.

--K

ThinGirl in FatBody
06-29-2007, 05:02 PM
i am tired of being excluded ( self-imposed or otherwise) from things I would like to do because of my weight.

I can REALLY understand that :hug: I do it all the time to myself and even just after a bit of success with my diet I am already more outgoing and looking forward to being moreso.

Welcome to the 70's thread.

ThinGirl in FatBody
06-29-2007, 05:04 PM
I know that I am the ONLY person in control of my body...no one is stuffing chocolates down my throat or making me lie on the couch like a beached whale. I have the power to change, and even baby steps will be enough if they're generally leading in the right direction.




You ate less chocolate macadamians then you would have before
you danced instead of sitting in front of the TV
Maybe it didn't all go as well as it could, but you made progress :hug:

queenjane
06-29-2007, 05:59 PM
You're RIGHT t-girl! I did do better than I have been doing, and THAT's progress. Baby steps leading in the right direction!

hotmama2three
06-29-2007, 07:57 PM
Hey Girls! I've been reading threads here and there on the message board; there is a wealth of information. I could literally be on for hours reading -- which is a problem because I tend to feel snacky when I'm online which becomes a double whammy because I'm sitting still on my butt. One of my weight loss strategies is less time online, haha.

That said though, I am so happy to be a part of a smaller group. I was feeling really anonymous on the larger board. I will be sure to check our group's threads at least every couple days for sure! =)

ThinGirl in FatBody
06-29-2007, 08:05 PM
Hi hotmama! try a big bowl of mini carrots & celery sticks while reading/posting

2Bthinagain
06-29-2007, 08:56 PM
Well this week I've survived without as much soda. That has been a "mini" goal. I just love rootbeer with crushed ice. 120 calories though! I could pour 3 cans a day! Not anymore. I might treat myself to HALF a can every other day, but only if I've exercised that day. Hmmm? Can you drink rootbeer while doing squats? LOL
Good thing for me though - I went to my first PTA board mtg and I was not the ONLY fat mom! Pleasant surprise for me!

hotmama2three
06-29-2007, 09:18 PM
Hi hotmama! try a big bowl of mini carrots & celery sticks while reading/posting

Hi T-girl!! That would be an ideal snack if I could keep it at that. Unfortunately, my food willpower is virtually nonexistent (esp. when I am otherwise overwhelmed by demands of my children) so instead I try to modify my food related activities, lol.

Ethereal
06-29-2007, 09:32 PM
Well this week I've survived without as much soda. That has been a "mini" goal. I just love rootbeer with crushed ice. 120 calories though! I could pour 3 cans a day! Not anymore. I might treat myself to HALF a can every other day, but only if I've exercised that day. Hmmm? Can you drink rootbeer while doing squats? LOL
Good thing for me though - I went to my first PTA board mtg and I was not the ONLY fat mom! Pleasant surprise for me!
Awesome! You're doing a lot better with soda than I would have! I'm just really lucky (unlucky?) to have weaned myself awhile back due to finances rather than health; never thought I'd be so glad to have such a tight budget. :lol:

Keep up the excellent work. :bravo:

hotmama2three
06-29-2007, 10:20 PM
Hi Erin! That's great about the soda and the PTA. I know sometimes I will purposely skip buying diet coke because its my fav beverage with snacks.

Unfortunately, I don't know how to do away with all the snacks (like right now I have 7 children over, my 3 plus 4 friends, been here sice 10 am). I do keep healthy ones around like yogurt and carrot sticks and popcorn, but I also have goldfish, fruit snacks, chips, cookies & popsicles. Sorry if I sound like I'm making excuses.

Anyway, basically on a good diet day I'll have been able to stay focused on my goal and behaved accordingly. Exercise keeps me honest(er) because it reminds me how hard it is to offset caloric intake.

ThinGirl in FatBody
06-29-2007, 10:23 PM
. I just love rootbeer with crushed ice.

Have you tried diet A&W root beer? it tastes great, I had one a while back and had to keep checking the label to make sure it was really diet.

ThinGirl in FatBody
06-29-2007, 10:40 PM
I've been on my diet for almost 8 weeks and we went from ordering a pizza at least once a week to nothing like that in the house.

Tonight my daughter (13) has a friend staying over and wanted pizza, it was a real test for me, calling, ordering - it smelled and looked so good, extra cheese gooey and hot. It was so hard not to have any, I made the girls take the whole thing away to their room and told them to put the left overs in the garage fridge (not the kitchen fridge) I just didn't want to see it and be tempted.

I have not missed sweet things like chocolate or cookies etc.. but I really miss cheese, pizza, burgers, lasagna, chips - salty stuff like that.

staciec878
06-29-2007, 10:58 PM
Hello Everyone!!!
Ive been all around on these boards, because Ive switched diets so many times, And I never posted in the 100 pound group because if I lost a 100 pounds I would probaly look like I should wear a sign around my neck, asking someone to feed me. So im glad I found yall!!!!


Name: Stacie

Age: 19

SW/CW/GW & height (if not in your avatar): I got down to 189, but am back up to 194, I started at 215.

Short goal/Date: Im giving myself time to lose weight so I dont dissapoint myself, I have about a year and 4 months to lose the weight before my 21st birthday, but I want to be 170 ish by september.

Which plan (or no plan): I probaly switch diets every other week, I know its not good but I want to try everything. I started with JC, and lost 7 pounds in about 2 1/2 weeks, then I tryed South Beach, for about 5 days, and lost about 5 pounds. Oh and before this I counted calories myself and got down to 201, before I started all these other diets. So right now I think Im going to do my own but following something like atkins. Im just going to limit carbs to a little under 20g. a day.

Which types of exercise (if any): I have turbo jam, but havent used it in a while, but I think I want to dance in somesort of way, oh and Im doing Couch to 5k.

heath13
06-29-2007, 11:03 PM
Evening all
It has been a really busy day and not had time to post. Today was the last day that my sister was here. She is on an airplane as we speak. I took the boys to Ratatouille tonight. Ok-I know I spelled that wrong!!! Anyways, I hope to start doing some reg. diet and exercise tomorrow.
Oh- a bit of exciting news not that anyone will realy get it but....
The middle school where I teach just received an A rating by the state. It is partly decided by state testing. It means more money for teachers yet more pressure. Anyways, gotta get the boys in bed. It is a late night for them. I will get back on I'm sure once they are in bed.
Heather

hotmama2three
06-30-2007, 12:57 AM
I've been on my diet for almost 8 weeks and we went from ordering a pizza at least once a week to nothing like that in the house.

Tonight my daughter (13) has a friend staying over and wanted pizza, it was a real test for me, calling, ordering - it smelled and looked so good, extra cheese gooey and hot. It was so hard not to have any, I made the girls take the whole thing away to their room and told them to put the left overs in the garage fridge (not the kitchen fridge) I just didn't want to see it and be tempted.

I have not missed sweet things like chocolate or cookies etc.. but I really miss cheese, pizza, burgers, lasagna, chips - salty stuff like that.

Good for you T-Girl, I know how difficult that must have been! I looove pizza, lol, but I really try not to eat it because it really has a way of throwing off my progress.

Welcome Stacie! I know what you mean about a different diet every week, I do that too sometimes. I just can't seem to stick to one 'plan'.

Evening Heather! That is great news about the school, good for you all!

Ethereal
06-30-2007, 03:09 AM
The middle school where I teach just received an A rating by the state. It is partly decided by state testing. It means more money for teachers yet more pressure.
Yay, great news! My mother has been office manager at my old middle school for far too long (I personally think middle school is a dangerous place to be an authority figure!), so I totally understand where you're coming from. I really hate the way that system works, because - especially in middle school - you're never really sure if the kids will decide to care about testing, even if you've instructed them admirably... and that's just one possibility of many that causes teachers' livelihoods to hang in the balance. I'm glad yours got an A rating!

I'm pretty new to dieting and 3FCs as I'm sure I've mentioned a lot, so this is my first "yay healthy lifestyle" story to share... I hope no one minds! WARNING, there are long-winded ingredients/preparations below, so I hope I don't make anyone hungry.

I started counting calories and exercising 4 days ago, and have been gradually shifting over from a very sparse, low-volume but high-fat/carb diet to something more resembling a healthy diet. While I love to experiment with food, I will freely admit I am a horrible cook (I usually wander away and let things burn!), so when I made myself dinner tonight I was excited but worried.

It turned out amazing! I've never cooked anything so tasty in my life, and it was so healthy! The portions were a touch too large, but I didn't mind terribly because my calories are too low for the day (still). What I made was sauteed tilapia and veggies (zucchini, carrots, and asparagus), and I guess you would call it a "chicken broth reduction?" Haha, I don't know if you can use that fancy term on anything so simple.

I used some extra virgin olive oil Pam for both the tilapia and then the veggies, and used just a touch of flour (a tip I read online) to give the tilapia some nice texture and golden brown colour. I made the sauce by reducing a cup of Swanson "Natural Goodness" chicken broth (fat-free, 33% less sodium) with some green onion and a bit of pepper and garlic powder. For reference, a whole cup was too much for just me! Now I know.

I made sure to use lite salt, and added some spicy with cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper to all of it. I love hot spices, because they're tasty and boost your metabolism just a smidge. All in all, the meal was around 265 calories, 2.45g of fat, 25.6g of carbs, and just about 40g of protein.

I don't each much in the way of fish, but boy is that going to change. I can't believe I don't eat more, it's so delicious! :T And so many healthy things going for it. I'm going to have to learn more about it, so I don't end up eating too much, I think.

Anyway, that is my story. :blah: I am more enthused about eating right and exercising than I've ever been in my life, and I can't believe how much I'm enjoying it all. I may have to learn some more healthy recipes from everyone here (who is no doubt VASTLY better at healthy cooking than I am).

And feel free to ask me any time if you need any bad cooking tips. ;)

ThinGirl in FatBody
06-30-2007, 09:56 AM
Hi Ethereal, congrats on making a tasty dinner for yourself. Enjoying your meals are important for success otherwise you feel unsatisfied and look to other foods.

I don't like fish, but I make a similar recipe with chicken breast, (cubed) I saute' all the veggies first, add the cubed chicken and a couple of tablespoons of fat free salsa to the pan, stir and cover. It is delicious.

Try Mrs Dash for an extra kick in your recipes.

Ethereal
06-30-2007, 04:48 PM
Mmm, salsa. Great idea~

2Bthinagain
07-01-2007, 02:01 PM
I have never tried DIET soda of any kind but I'm willing to try the A&W.
As for the pizza, oh man, talk about my favorite food!! I'm all about the carbs...and I love Italian. My first weigh is tomorrow 7/2.
Guess we'll have a new thread by then? I will be ticked off if I don't lose.
I wasn't "perfect", but I was a lot better than I have been in weeks.
I'm still SO tired ALL the time though...I could nap right now. I go to bed early too, just always sluggish.

ThinGirl in FatBody
07-02-2007, 12:29 AM
HI everyone, I had a bit of a failure yesterday and gave into the temptation of warm sour dough bread with butter :o

I recovered and today was very good, even though I was tempted with evil things at the Canada Day party I attended. I managed to do my cardio today and stick to my diet so I am feeling better about the slip up yesterday, just keep that bread and butter away from me. :dizzy:

katallan
07-02-2007, 11:14 AM
Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't been on this weekend, but my home computer died! Hopefully it will be back up and running in the next few days. Thanks goodness for my brother, he has brought it back more times than I can count!

I had a pretty good weekend. DH insisted we go out and eat. I ordered the chef salad and used restrant on the salad dressing! He even ordered cheesecake for both of us. I had the waitress box my piece up in a to go box and had three bites of his piece. I did eat part of my piece the next day, but gave DH the remaining part saying "But I ate yours last night". So I saved myself from eating all of it.

I am learning how to reinvent dishes also and cook more healthy things. I actually tried Tuna steaks this weekend and liked them! I will try and post the spice rub I used when I get my computer back up. (using work computer right now).

Hope everyone has a great day!

ThinGirl in FatBody
07-02-2007, 11:29 AM
I wish I ate fish, it would give me some more meal options. I basically eat chicken and once in a blue moon, beef.

I have been enjoying eggbeater omeletes though, with loads of sauted veggies and salsa to spice it up.

Ethereal
07-02-2007, 02:11 PM
Did we already start our next week's thread? I'm interested to hear how everyone did!

2Bthinagain
07-02-2007, 02:46 PM
I dont' think a new thread has been started for 7/1 to 7/8 ?

queenjane
07-02-2007, 03:36 PM
I dont' think a new thread has been started for 7/1 to 7/8 ?

Off to post the new thread...sorry! It was a busy weekend here!

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=116721

Anyone should feel free to post the new thread if you're looking for it and I haven't done it yet!

Piiper33
07-05-2007, 10:22 AM
:cheers:Hi all
I've lost another 3lbs woo hoo. Just 11 lbs to go til i hit my short term goal. Hope everyone had a good 4th.