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07-03-2007, 06:55 AM
Good morning to all my girlies!!

I am up 3 lbs this week, some bad choices, some water retention:(:(ugh!!

Had a wonderful week with my son. We got to spend some quality time together as a family and he got to run with his buddies some too. I hated to have to take him to the airport sunday:(:( but i know he will be back, prolly for chirstmas.

Now I am concentrating on being the Mother of the Bride!! My DD1 is getting married on saturday and I have to get my self organized and together. My schedule for the rest of the week:

tuesday - order the meat and cheese trays - hope im not too late:(
wednesday - enjoy the holiday, the grilled food and fireworks
thursday - buy center pieces for the reception tables, maybe red flowers will be on sale?? lol, im such a penny pincher!
buy me and DD2 shoes
get a manicure and pedicure with the DDs
friday - make the trip to athens to decorate the church
saturday - show up and be mother of the bride....

Whew! hope i make it!!!.....wish me luck!


07-03-2007, 06:59 AM
good luck with the wedding!

07-03-2007, 09:58 AM
Anyone wanna start an exercise thread and I'll make it a sticky?


07-03-2007, 11:32 AM
jae, I'm glad you got to have such a nice time with your son. I'm really missing mine right now. Sounds like you have a busy week planned. Congrat's on your DD's upcoming marriage.

I'm still doing great at being on plan with food and exercise. I'm down another lb. this morning. Yipppee, only 1 more lb. til back to goal weight. I think I've learned my lesson for a while about being careless with my eating. This re-losing crap is hard. I Gotta remember that.

07-03-2007, 05:25 PM
:wave: I am going to promise myself more exercise this month!!

07-03-2007, 06:06 PM
Hi Ladies-

Sorry It took me so long to find you this week. I forgot new week new thread !

Jae- I'm glad you enjoyed your time with your son. Sounds like you have a busy week ahead of you try not to get overwhelmed. I'm sure your gain will go away real soon.

Lily-Congrats on your loss. You are rockin lately :)

I hope everyone else is doing well.

Catch everyone after the 4th. Enjoy the holiday.


07-04-2007, 10:07 AM

07-04-2007, 11:05 AM
Like Leenie say Happy 4th.

Hi to all my lovely ladies. Jae sounds like a busy week just keep the wedding in focus and try for the right choices if this week you slip well it ok! and for the wrong choices when your son was here well You had fun didn't you?? then they were not the wrong choices, enjoy this week and plan on getting back OP next week with a vegence. focus this week is to have a wonderful time doing girly things with your girls. as life will be changed after Saturday.

Lilly you are a strong gal these last few lbs will be beat in short order. yes it is the hardest and if it was easy we all would be thin.

Hmm I have a thread running in my thoughts. losing is hard but if we work at it and keep our primary focus then we will do it. Slowly.

07-04-2007, 12:32 PM
Hi ladies and thanks for the encouragement on my back to goal wt. loss attempt. Tomorrow marks one year since I met my goal wt. I'm currently 1 lb. above goal but within my goal range of 142-147, so I feel this yr. has been a success. I've definitely had my share of highs and lows, but my main focus was to do the best I could and I feel like I have accomplished this. Every other time I've lost significant weight, within that first year of mainenance I'd climbed back up near 200 lbs. So, I am happy with how I did this time. I'm gonna keep at it. I am having regular exercise and eating right and totally focused on getting back down to my ticker weight.

Hope everyone has a SAFE and Fun 4th of July.

07-04-2007, 01:58 PM
Lillly you are truly such an inspiratin in more than the obvious ways. especially since you stay on the forum and keep us motivated. I too was so close to goal and lost my self I pray that when I am well in control of my self and down close to goal that I will be like you and hang in there and not let life change me like it has so many times in the past.

07-05-2007, 10:00 AM
Did good yesterday! Even made great choices when we went out for supper!! :cb:

Dd and I went to see rattatouie.....I Hate rats!!!! I must say, pixar has come a long way since toy story. The rats in groups, and when they were climbing things, looks amazingly real!!! Ewwwwwwww came out of my mouth quite often, to my dd's embarrassed...Mooom shhhhh! :lol:

07-05-2007, 10:30 AM
Hi everyone-

well I blew it yesterday. I was doing fine then I got into a huge fight with my boyfriend and had a beer and potato salad. I got rid of the potato salad this morning and am riht back on track. I also ordered the atkins book so I can fiure out why I've only lost 14 lbs in 3 months. A typical day for me is iced coffee with heavy cream and liquid splenda and eggs for breakfast, salad with some type of meat for lunch, turkey roll up for snack , and meat and veggie like brocolli for dinner. I also drink 100 or more ounces of water a day.

07-05-2007, 10:34 AM
nasus, Thanks so much for the kind words. You can do this too.

Robin, Hi, glad to see you are doing well. I also hate Rats. I've seen them upclose and personal. They chewed through the floors and got in our camper when we were at Deer Camp one year. Scared me to death. LOL.

Ladies, I made it, a full ONE year of maintenance. I'll never leave you ladies. You're stuck with me. Having the support from this wonderful site is what keeps me hanging in there. Thanks to each of you.

I have bad news. Last night DH talked to my DS. There is a VERY BIG possibility that Shane is being deployed straight from his Desert training in California to Afghanistan. DH was crying when he gave me the news and I think he KNOWS more than what he's saying. Shane hasn't been able to talk to me yet to tell me the news himself. I am very upset and had very little sleep last night. I Hope and Pray that I at least get to talk to my son before he leaves.

I am going to try to not let my Emotions ruin my maintenance. I know that my son is very vocal of how proud he is of me for losing wt. and restoring my health. I want to stay in good shape to be able to enjoy time with him when he gets home.

07-05-2007, 10:37 AM
Lily- Congrats on your 1 year maintenence you are truly an inspiration. I will keep you and your son in my thoughts.


07-05-2007, 01:04 PM
I'm sorry, Lily.

Arkansas Kel
07-05-2007, 02:45 PM
Happy late 4th to all!

OH NO Lilly, that would be hard. You've come so far and done so well. I'm sure your son would want you to keep it up. He's probably worried about upsetting you. Keep your chin up. Congrats on keeping your wt down - just keep it up. You're our inspiration.

Congrats to those who stayed OP over the holiday. I've been not a glutton, but not a good girl. I've been to Holiday World - didn't know that place existed until my best pal took me along - and what a place! Can't say I was good on my diet, but oh the exercise I had. We have kept up our exercise as well. I swam in the pool. Turns out I don't have much swimming endurance, but I tried. We walked at the lodge. We walked at the park. We rode some rides that required physical activity just to hold onto the slippery rafts. We both commented this morning on our walk that we've got sore stomachs just from trying to keep our fat arses on the rafts! You try a hugemongous waterslide into a funnel while clinging (yep, no seatbelts) to a raft by 2 little handles - did I mention I was the upside down rider! Maybe my stomach hurts from screaming? I had a blast. Waddled my fat little self, in my fat little swimsuit, right past all those bikini chicks and did what I wanted. I wish more fat chicks could be that brave. I think we'd all feel better and have more fun if we just got out there anyway.

I would like to mention there were a lot of fat chicks in swim suits to be found at that park. We always have the "beach bunny" image in our heads, but the reality is so very different! Oh, they're there, but so are we!

07-05-2007, 03:45 PM
Thanks ladies for the support. I'm trying to hold off on my panic attack til Sunday when I should know for definite what is going to happen with DS. Last night I was so upset but I didn't grab for food (although I wanted an ice cream blizzard). Instead, I went for a long , brisk walk by myself to gather my thoughts and basically just get away from everyone.

DH is taking me out to dinner tonite. (He feels guilty for spending the whole dang day at the golf course yesterday). I will stay on plan with my eating tonite. I'm going now to hop on the trusty treadmill and get me some walking done. It's too hot and humid to walk outside right now.

07-05-2007, 07:46 PM
Lilly that is a possibility with DD2 for me she is in the national guard and well the unit she almost signed up with is being deployed and she was almost pulled to it but some of the nice guys voted to keep her out. so she still can get called and still can get deployed with the other unit she is with. so I do understand, and feel with all my heart for you and your family. we will keep your son in our hearts.

07-05-2007, 08:50 PM
Hi Ladies,
Im trying to start (again) And I was just wondering how to overcome that awful feeling I was having. I felt irritable, week, and like I couldnt think straight!! Was that normal, and how do I not feel like that?

07-06-2007, 12:25 AM
Sorry I've been MIA. I had been doing good until last week Thursday...then DH was home (until today). He had vacation so we did a lot of camp fires (s'mores and pudgy pies...junk food, etc). So now I'm starting over again. I was 1 pound away from my sig weight---so that also will be a restart. So now it's back to eating HEALTHY again. I'm not even sure why I ate that junk--it didn't even really taste good. I'll try and make it back here more often :)

07-06-2007, 09:05 AM
Kel- Sounds like you had a great time at the water park !

Lily- How are you doing today?

Stacie-I get that way if I don't eat enough or get dehydrated. Are you drinking all of your water?

Brenda-good going hoping back on the weight lose wagon :carrot:

I am still doing well on Atkins. Althouh the loss seems to have slowed. I just have to keep going. I heard when you only have 20 or so pounds to lose it gets harder to lose it. Anyone experience this?


07-06-2007, 09:23 AM
Nikki, yes, that is the case. I am just about where you are, and COMPLETELY plateaued. I'm so frustrated by that number never dropping that I just resolved this morning not to step on the scale again! I'm just going to go by how my jeans fit; I have a particular pair that are my "goal" jeans, and once I fit easily into those, I'll call it good.

I obsess way too much over the scale, and that means I'm giving a piece of electronics the power to make or ruin my day. I don't think that's healthy!

07-06-2007, 02:07 PM
Hi everyone, No news from DS but I should know something by Sunday.

I'm doing well with my food and exercise plan. We ate dinner out last night and I still stuck to my plan. I wore my smallest pair of jeans last night and they fit perfectly so something is working.

I have made a new friend that will be joining a gym with me once school starts back. (I didn't want to pay gym memberships for Lacy and Shelbey as they only exercise sporadically and it would end up being a waste of money). I have to see my hepatologist on Sept.5th and get permission slip from him for me to join the gym, but I think Now he'll let me do it. I plan to work on toning my butt, arms, legs but know I with all my hernia surgeries that I won't be able to do much Ab. exercise. I am going to do water aerobics. I am really looking forward to this.

nasus, I'll keep my fingers crossed for your DD too that she won't have to go. My 18 yr. old SD leaves to the Coast Guard on July 17th and I hope with her military choice she won't end up ever going .

07-06-2007, 02:11 PM
Cally - Glad I'm not alone. Today I started exercising I am hoping that helps. I also realized I eat way to little. Most days I barely get 1000 calories. I am going to work on that too.

Lily-Way to go on your smallest jeans fitting. You look so small. Do you mind me asking your size?


07-06-2007, 04:58 PM
Lily congrats on your 1 year maintenance! I hope you get good news from your son.

Kell, I totaly agree we shouldn't let our weight keep us from getting out and having fun.

Stacie, the feelings should pass, make sure you get a lot of water in.

Jae, Good luck with the wedding, have a great time.

Hi to everyone else, have a great weekend!

I have been off plan for almost a week and am starting over yet again.

07-06-2007, 06:38 PM
:wave: Im here! Just been busy :dizzy:

07-07-2007, 07:49 AM
I had a good eating week this week and a good not best exercise week. I hope to be better next week but my ankle was twisted and i wore anace for 2 days so that blew mw out of the water and I was still adjusting to ketosis. doing better now so I should be great next week. I just donot know what I am going to do when camping. I will be eating as much OP as possible as I do not ever want to go through that headach again. so no smores (not my fav) and no toasted marshmellows (gives me heart burn) and no piles of pancakes or hashbrowns oh well!

07-07-2007, 08:08 AM
Nasus- What about bring all different kinds of meat to grill up while camping? You could do grilled veggies too.

Robin - How are you doing girl?

Punc- Way to go on getting back on track

I stayed on plan yesterday and am in ketosis. However, I had chinese for dinner and I think they put alot of salt in their traditional (broth , scallions) soup. I'm going to drink a ton of water today.

07-08-2007, 03:39 PM
Just finished making a nice pot of cheeseburger soup. :T Should be good for taking in my lunches at the store.

Took the day off my program yesterday, I really think I needed it. Im much more centered, and ready to continue plugging away.

Have a nice sunday ladies!

07-08-2007, 06:45 PM
Hey all!
Thanks for all the good wedding wishes, it must have worked, everything was wonderful!!

The wedding was beautiful!!:D:D The church was decorated so nice and there was a slide show of my daughter and her then fiance running until the ceremony started. There was lots of tears, laughs, dancing and couldnt have been better....but im glad its over:D

lilyb - as u know, my son is in the army stationed in alaska, and he went to Iraq for 7 months last year....its truly a heavy burden on a parent's heart, but as you go along you find comfort in people in similar situations. kinda like we do on this site with food, exercise, and other ups and downs, we will be here to support you in this, if need be.

Hugs to all

07-08-2007, 09:14 PM
OMG what a great day today. DD1 and I went to go out. we bought some night clothes. I tried one on and almost laughed out loud I looked so bad fat sticking out all over the place and nothing about it ozzed sexy so i went else where. But I did not let that get me down. we went to Red lobster to use the gift card she gave me LAST mothers day, and ate like a HOG!!! and OMG their fried vegies/calamari appetizers were soo good i almost cried. just a sprits of breading NOT enough to throw me out of ketosis but soo good. I stayed OP and had a great lunch. I ended up taking their meal home and giving it to DD1 for the next meals.