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Itryharder
07-10-2007, 09:23 AM
:carrot: :welcome3: We are the Turtle Group here at www.3fatchicks.com.
We welcome you to join us as we work toward good health and fitness in a persistent manner. As our inspiration, we use the race between the turtle and the hare where the turtle was the victor because he didn't give up. We believe in keepin' on even when the odds are against us. We believe in giving each other support. Good luck to us all!
Judy
Itryharder
(for Lin and Lauren)


Itryharder
07-10-2007, 09:24 AM
Princess, you had a great :goodscale: :bravo: and :cp: Keep up the good work.
All the social events are playing havoc with me here, but I'm doing my best--and if the scale is up on Wed., I know I can knock the weight off.
Judy

Ariana2000
07-11-2007, 03:28 PM
Ladies: It looks like it has been quiet here, so easier for me to catch up -- or did I miss a lot? Either way, I have been inundated at work, sleep deprived because of my neighbors...now it looks like I will be out of my apartment complex by July 31st, and into a quieter place -- that also means a lot of time spent moving and unpacking. So I will probably be in and out these next few weeks. But I am thinking of you guys, and I hope you are well. ::hugs::

Princess: congrats on the WL. Staying cool is not much of an option here, except when you're inside, so I stay inside most of the time. It's very, very hot here, but it's been a little better this week, it's only 98 degrees here. <blech>

Judy: You have a good attitude. Keep on keeping on...


Itryharder
07-11-2007, 08:40 PM
Hi Turtles,
I think we're all in a very busy spell in our lives right now, but Ariana--you're right--it's important to keep on chiming in.
After a confusing and crazy day with dgb and dd I did get to WW mtg. I'm up 3# but I feel it will come off this week. Just a glitch in the big picture.

Ariana, glad you'll be moving to a more serene place. The packing will be worth it!

A young girl in my mtg. today lost 60 # and has kept it off for a year. She said the plateaus happen, but you just keep going--make sure the ducks are in a row--water, exercise, portion control, good attitude--and you can meet success. That's my goal!
Take care and be well. :grouphug:
Judy

Ariana2000
07-12-2007, 12:14 AM
Ladies: Good evening. I have my WW meeting tomorrow so I won't be able to post Thursday, and I wanted to tell you guys -- I lost 2 pounds this week! <big grin> Awesome, huh? ::goodscale:: :) :) :)

Nothing more to report since this afternoon. :) I'm chiming in 2x in one day to make up for lost time. :)

Judy: I think we should all *try* -- I make no promises I can't keep, but I will *try* to keep chiming in... Sorry your day was so crazy and that you're up, but again, you have the right attitude -- if you fall off the horse, stand up, dust off your rear end, figure out how best to get back on, and then do it! You recognize the important thing -- sometimes it takes several tries to get on the horse and stay on! I have faith in you. Re moving: I am so glad too. My neighbor is being a *** right now actually with his music. Jerk. 60 pounds is excellent, especially keeping it off for a year. Plateaus certainly do happen. Someone in my WW meeting said something very helpful for me -- keep track of your weight loss for a few weeks, and look to see if you have a pattern -- it helps you keep the weeks of maintenance or gains in perspective if you can see the bigger picture. I seem to go up a little/down a little or maintain for two or three weeks, and then lose two pounds. I hope that's a pattern. It may just be that I didn't use half my flex points this weekend. Or that I cut back my daily points to closer to the minimum. We'll see. I'll keep tracking, and help it remind me that, slow as it is, I am still moving onward and downward, and how far I have come. :) I think that's a great goal -- keep on trucking, and you'll get there, even if the journey is slow and frustrating.

Anyway, I need to pack my work lunch and make dinner. Take care!

Princess1122
07-12-2007, 07:55 AM
Morning all!

I agree, we need to chime in when we can... I have been busy lately... good things happening at work for me... our Project Manager has turned in his resignation and that was scary for a while since our company has gotten so small lately and projects are only trickling in at a slow pace... but I was actually hired to become a PM here 5 years ago but as I am the only female here I have just kind of been pushed into being the HR Manager, Office Manager and all around "gofer girl". Well I went to the owner and asked for some additional training to get my certification (PMP) and move into the now vacant PM position and I was told yes. I start my class at the end of August and am hoping this will lead to a better position and a better salary. Very good news for me.

I leave for vacation next Wednesday but will chime in when I can while I am away.

Ariana: Awesome job on the W/I! Good news about the new apartment! I am sure that you will be much happier there even if it means more work for you to get there.

Judy: Brush off the gain... you know what to do and I agree with what the gal in your meeting said... set your goal and don't stop until you get there...

I have to run but will check back later on!
Princess

Itryharder
07-12-2007, 08:46 AM
Hi Turtles,
Ariana, weigh to go! :goodscale: I am thrilled for you that you lost another 2#. YOu are doing great. :bravo: :cp:

Princess,
Terrific that you spoke up and will be receiving the additional training to get even a better job. Very cool. You know you can do it, and you asked the right person to set that new success in motion. Yay! :cheer:

Salt and heat are playing havoc with my weight. I don't for a minute think that I have a new 3# on me, but I've got to tackle this every day to make sure that whatever it is goes away.

Very busy days here--planning ahead for almost everything. Actually ordered Halloween costumes with my dh yesterday. Every year we have a Halloween bash, but with the bridal shower and then wedding coming up, I'm working on getting things "done". I'm sure you understand. Take care, be well,and keep on drinking that water.
Judy
234.6/222/thinner into onederland

Ariana2000
07-13-2007, 04:11 PM
Ladies: Good afternoon. How is everyone? I managed to sleep last night because I took some Ambien, so I feel more human today -- not good, but better. I plan on packing tonight and this weekend, so nothing too exciting planned. I am going to speed dating Monday though. :) I'm currently fighting with my complex about how much they want to sever my lease early, considering that I'm leaving because they cannot manage their own noise tenants. That's very stressful, and if they push me I'll give in and pay them what they demand, but I have to at least try to fight it, since they're basically telling me that they know they failed to make the place habitable, but that's irrelevant to my breaking my lease. I have been a perfect tenant for them, so it really ticks me off, you know? ANYWAY, I am moving to a great new place, a house, not an apartment, actually, a two bedroom that is farther from work but closer to my gym, with relatively new (within the last year) tile floors and appliances, and my own washer/dryer. :) :) :) It will be great to be able to sleep at night.

I've been thinking about why I lose weight this week. I had previously been allotting myself more than my base (24 and then 22) to get rid of my dizziness, thinking I wasn't eating enough. That did work, but I was also eating my flex and exercise points. The good news is that it was easy to maintain that way, so it looks like my maintenance points per day is probably around 24. The bad news is that it was hard to lose that way, but I was reluctant to "give up" my flex points in order to increase my intake during the week -- I wanted to save my flex points for the weekend. But this weekend I only ended up using about 20 flex points, and I alloted myself two extra points per day. I just don't to use those flex points during the week, so once the weekend was over, they just sat there. But I realized after W/I Thursday that by leaving those 15 points "in the bank", I was effectively eating exactly what I was supposed to -- 20 points per day (my minimum), plus 2 flex points per day (14 per week), and then I used the remaining 20 on the weekend. It's hard to "give up" those points, but I love losing two pounds in one week, so I'm going to try that again this week (spreading out 2 of my flex points per day and not giving myself any "free extra points" and then using my 20 remaining flex points on the weekend.) Whew. That's a lot to get out, but I guess I was running it by you guys to get your feedback. :) We'll see how it works out this week. :)

Princess: Thank you! I am so excited to lose the weight. :) Re the new work opportunities: That's great news. I hope to maybe be a PMP someday or a manager, so I admire you. :) I've studied the basics of PM, and I do a lot of PM work here at my company, since we're relatively small (about 50 employees now.) We can talk slack diagrams and EST and LST. :) Enjoy your vacation! :) :) :)

Judy: Thank you very much! I was quite excited about it too. It's great to lose 2 pounds after weeks of losing less than a pound, gaining less than a pound, then repeat. You can hack it. The heat is awful. Salt can definitely do that to you. What are you guys dressing up as? Yes, we understand...

Anyway, back to work...take care, ladies!

Itryharder
07-13-2007, 09:29 PM
Ariana,
Good luck with getting out of your lease with the least $damage possible! I'm sure you'll keep your cool and make a good case. In any event, your new home sounds great and you'll love the peace and quiet and privacy.
Hey, I think the way you handled your points makes sense. If you repeat it and lose more than a pound this week, I think you'll have arranged something very good for yourself. :goodscale:

Princess, good luck with all you're doing. :cheer:

I'm doing well and the weight is going down again. Yay! I have to figure out what to have for dinner tomorrow because all sorts of family will be here and we'll be doing wedding preparations again. I spent a lot of the last two days typing wedding invitation addresses, and then I did a really nice thing for my daughter---I anticipated who will be giving her shower and then wedding gifts, bought classic thank you notes, and typed addresses for them on the computer. this way she'll just have to write the notes, not address them.

As far as Halloween, depending on my weight then I can be a "Miss Understood" beauty contestant, a country witch, a knight, or a gray ghostly kind of thing. We ordered extra costumes which were dirt cheap right now and the extras can be available for our kids and if they don't need them, we can dress the "skeletons" that we use for a display at Halloween. Sounds like fun and I'm glad to have taken care of that.

You all take care, be well, drink your water, and keep on keepin' on!
Judy
234.6/222/thinner into onederland :cool:

Princess1122
07-16-2007, 08:54 AM
Morning all...

W/I went well, down .8 which is not great but I will take it... I went to the store last week and just to see if I could I tried on a pair of size 12 jeans, they fit! They were a bit tight but I got the zipper up and the button closed :carrot:. I did not buy them as they were too tight to be comfortable yet but I am hoping to be able to go and get a pair in a month or so! Very exciting... I have never been a size 12...

Ariana: Best wishes in your apartment issues, they are hard to deal. My DS has the same problem with one out here... he ended up just paying the money to make them go away.

Judy: Costumes sounds great! Great job on the W/L!

I have to run, busy today.

I will check back later on.
Princess

Itryharder
07-16-2007, 09:25 AM
Dear Turtles,
I'm on the run to babysit my grandson, but wanted to say hi. My food over the weekend was excellent even though we were very busy. Take care and do well today!
Judy

Itryharder
07-16-2007, 03:48 PM
Princess,
:cp: :bravo: :cheer: on trying on the size 12's!!!! That is amazing and must make you so happy. You are closer and closer to where you want to be.
Yay!
234.6/222/thinner into onederland :cool:

Princess1122
07-17-2007, 08:30 AM
Judy: Thanks! It was a very cool feeling for them to fit even if they were tight.

All: I am on vacation starting tomorrow... I will try and check in when I can.

Have a great week and I will talk to you all soon!
Princess

Piano51
07-17-2007, 08:30 PM
Hi, I'm in Weight Watchers at Work. This is my 3rd 10 week period. I lost 10 the first 10 weeks but gained 5 the last. I'm more determined this time.

Princess: I love your Emerson quote. It sure applies to weight loss!!!!!

Thursday is weigh in day. I've been excercising. I took better control over my weekend eating--which was my goal for the week. BUT

Today I had my first team meeting with my new co-workers. Guess who bought the snacks? Me. What did I bring? Granny rolls. How many did I eat? 2. BUT I DID COUNT THEM!!!

chrily
07-18-2007, 02:30 PM
I'm about as absent minded as they come. I keep not checking in with gals. I'm having a hard time to get into the swing of things. The bottom of my feet have been hurting me sooo bad, and flexing my ankles doesn't feel so awesome either. First thing in the morning it takes quite awhile for me to quit walking like a ninety year old woman. My rheumatologist had me take prednisone for awhile to see if it was my RA. I'm still not sure.

I think I'm in a catch 22 here. I think most of the pain in my feet is from being overweight but it hurts too bad to exercise much so weight loss stinks. I'm supposed to be getting my weight down and my cholesterol under control. I have an appt. with my regular doc to follow up on that and so far I've gained weight and not lost anything.

I will take any suggestions you girls have. Just kick em out to me. catch you later. I need to get to my sisters to plan the big party for all the July birthdays.

Check back later...

christina

Itryharder
07-18-2007, 06:42 PM
Hi Turtles,
I typed a message earlier today but the computer didn't get it where it needed to go. In any case, :welcome3: Piano and best of luck. You can do this!

Chrily, sorry you're having physical problems, but you really have an upbeat attitude and I know you can do this. :grouphug:

Today I weighed in at WW's mtg. and lost two of the three pounds I gained last week. I think I lost even more and if I do the right thing, next week I should see another two pound loss. Wish me luck! It's been a good day so far so I'm sending everybody :goodvibes: and reminders to exercise, watch portions, drink loads of water and have a good day!
Judy
234.6/220/thinner into onederland :cool:

Ariana2000
07-18-2007, 11:20 PM
Ladies: Oh my god. I am so bloody tired. Packing is crazy, I'm still sleep deprived, and work went from its usual 80 MPH to 110 MPH on Monday. I swear to god sometimes this place (my job) is trying to kill me! But the move and the packing and even my current breakneck speed project is supposed to be done by the end of the month. So I think I deserve, during that first weekend in August, a massage and a weekend to myself, if nothing else than to sleep and unpack. Sound fair? :) Anyway, that's where my head's been this last week -- packing, forcing myself to run on very little sleep, Super Stress at work...but here's the good news...drumroll... I lost 2.6 pounds this week! ::goodscale:: Can you believe it? That's the second week in a row that I've lost a large amount. I think the thing I'm doing with points is really paying off.

You probably won't hear from me again this week. I'm sorry. Most days it's all I can do to keep my head above water, but I had to tell my turtles about my success. I always call my family, and then I have to go tell you guys. :) ::hugs::

Anyway, here's my individual responses...

Judy -- I think the arrangement of points worked very, very well. I cut 14 off the top of my flex points, added those, 2 per day, to my daily minimum, and saved the rest for the weekend. I'll admit, I still went a bit over, but not much, and I *always* wrote it down -- and it looks like I am on the right track -- I lost 2.4 pounds last week, 2.5 this week. I can't remember such significant weight losses two weeks in a row EVER, so I'm thrilled. :) :) :) It's working, and no more dizzy spells, so I'm going to go with it for now. We'll see how it goes when I get back to working out again, which I cannot do now between the move and the exhaustion. It's really affecting my stress level, but I just feel awful right now. I'll get back to it soon enough. Congrats on your recent WL, and all of your costume ideas sound like a blast to me! ;) Oh, and hey, no word back on the lease, so we'll see what happens. Re disappearing messages -- I am used to 3FC eating my messages in transit now. I also copy and paste it somewhere else, or just copy it onto the clipboard before I try to post. I got sick and tired of eating messages. Congrats again on the WL. That is awesome, you are on a roll! ;)

Princess: That is so exciting! You can fit into a size 12, that is AMAZING. Congratulations, big time! What a feeling, huh? As corny as it sounds, my leader is right -- nothing tastes as good as that feels. Re the apartment: I may pay them to make them go away, and I can -- but I feel that they are trying to take advantage of me and not taking into consideration their own inability to manage their complex, and punishing me unfairly. I have to try to fight, and, well, if it doesn't work out, I'll cope somehow. Oh, and enjoy your vacation!

Piano: Exercising control when it comes to goodies is important and sooo hard. Take your victories where you find them, and if you aren't happy with something (i.e. what you brought to a meeting), strategize how you will change that. If you're happy with it, go with it. Never beat yourself up about the past, you can only change the present and strategize for the future. I learned that the hard way, trust me.

Chrily: All things come with habit. There are kinds of exercise which do not require your legs -- perhaps a rowing machine (I think that is not so hard on your legs, but it might be -- you'll have to try it), and water exercise at a local Y or gym or pool, and I've even seen a machine at more than one Bally's where you move your arms instead of your legs, and get your cardio that way. Ask your doctor for ideas about exercising and getting cardio, etc., without stressing the parts that hurt. I know that my hips and knees hurt a lot more when I was heavier, and as I've lost weight, the pain has gone down significantly. Glucosamine Chondroiton (sp?) also seemed to help with that.

Itryharder
07-19-2007, 09:26 AM
Ariana, :cp: :cheer: :bravo:
Weigh to go! That is a phenomenol weight loss, especially since you lost so much last week as well. Very exciting news. I love the way that you arranged your points and made them work for you.
As far as packing and also working so hard at your place of business, it's okay and it will pass. In the meantime you're knocking off your weight at record speed and must be very near your goal now.

Hey Turtles, keep on drinking that water, watch the portions, exercise, and chime in when you can!
Judy
234.6/220/thinner into onederland :cool:

Princess1122
07-20-2007, 07:02 AM
Morning all!

Well even on vacation I could not miss saying happy friday to my friends.

Welcome to Piano, I am on vacation and since this is just a fast drop in I will introduce myself later on but we are very happy to have you with us.

Ariana: Oh, I agree about the apartment complex thing... they are taking advantage of you just like they did my son. They know you will do almost anything to make a problem that they can not or will not deal with go away... I am so sorry that you have to deal with that! 2.6! You are so my hero!

Judy: How are you doing?

Well we have had a ton of rain but I have managed to do lots of water skiing already, even though it has been years I managed to get up on my first run right away so I was happy... the pilates and the lower weight helped a ton!

I have to run but will try and check back later on!
Princess

Itryharder
07-20-2007, 04:18 PM
Princess, so great to hear from you on :beach:! Glad you're having fun and enjoying yourself. I had a nice WI and am doing well. Two dresses arrived for me to try on for my mother-of-the-bride dress. One is much too small-size 18 but I thought I'd give it a shot, and the other is a little big, size 20. I'm happy I followed my friend's advice because the dress that fits me is really pretty and just needs to be shortened. Yay. I have time for that because the wedding isn't until October.
You all take care, have fun and enjoy the weekend.
Judy
234.6/220/thinner into onederland :cool:

chrily
07-21-2007, 12:33 AM
Hey chickies...

How's the day for you all? I've been busy. Today was my mom's b-day and tomorrow we are throwing a surprise b-day party for my BIL's 30th birthday. I have so many birthdays this month. Yikes! It was so funny because my BIL was sulking and feeling down because he thinks everyone forgot his birthday (which was on Tues but going to be celebrated tomorrow). We had dinner for my mom, made her a cheesecake and got her a new stereo for her car. Her radio doesn't work half the time so she's in love now....

My feet are hurting worse. I got a call into my rheumatologist today but my luck..he's on vacation for a week. His nurse said she would get all the information to him as soon as he got back. She said it looks like I'll probably be put on some IV arthritis drugs.

Well Off with me. I'm going to play a game or two of pool on pogo.com and then to bed so I can get up bright and early to clean and help my sister with the party prep.

Ariana and Judy-thanks for the exercise ideas. The rowing machine isn't a good one for me. My knees flare up from bending too much but water aerobics might be an option. This is just a frustrating time for me. I just keep watching my weight go up, my clothes getting tighter and my energy just being zapped continually.
Christina

bandit2
07-23-2007, 03:23 PM
Hi turtles - hope everyone is having a great summer.

I haven't posted in some time, but still thought of all of you often. Seems once I got back from Vegas it has been one thing after another and I kind of got in a slump and stayed off the computer. Still went to ww mtgs most of the time but that has been a see/saw thing for a long time.

Was on holidays last week for missed ww but am going back this weekend
for sure.

So, how is everone's weight loss going? Better than mine I hope.

Take care.

Itryharder
07-24-2007, 10:29 PM
Dear BAndit,
It was so good to hear from you. You've been missed. :cp: :bravo: for chiming in again. It's the same old struggle for me, but I keep working at it.
It's amazing to me that the weight doesn't drop off and I wonder what I would weigh if I went back to my old eating habits. But I'm trying not to complain and I hope I've got a weight loss at my WW's WI tomorrow.

Keep on keepin' on-=chime in when you can, and remember how well you've done in the past. Baby steps will get you there. So will lots of water, exercise, journaling and portion control. :grouphug: to us all!
Judy
234.6/220/thinner into onederland :cool:

Princess1122
07-25-2007, 08:32 AM
Morning all!

Bandit: Very glad to hear from you!

All: I am back from vacation and just trying to get into work today... it is hard and I should have taken an extra day off... we got in late last night and I am very tired.

I will catch up on everything later on... I just need to wake up first.

princess

chrily
07-25-2007, 06:45 PM
Hey Bandit! Were you MIA like me? Well...guess I just have to say "HI"

Things are okay here. I did get some new shoes which has given my little tootsies some much needed relief. They still hurt a little but no where near what the were before.

I really need to work on getting some exercise in. My eating isn't too far out of whack. Even though it is diet soda, I need to cut way back on that. If I don't get my butt in gear, my doctor is not going to be happy with me in October. I need to get some weight off me and my cholesterol in check.

Well not much happening today. It rained last night and early this morning and gave us a much needed break from the 100 degree temps we've been having. Our central air hasn't even kicked on today. Feels good!

Nicole is thinking she needs to get back on the computer so once again...I'm the bad guy. :) Suppose I'll let her play for a bit and I can work on my laundry and then finish sewing up a baby blanket for me sister. I'm going to be an auntie once again in October. Another baby in the family. Too cool.


Christina

Itryharder
07-25-2007, 08:31 PM
Hi Guys,
I'm running out the door to b abysit my dgrandson overnight. In the meantime I'm disappointed that I gained 1.2# this week. I thought I had a good week--I did have a good week. However, I neglected drinking as much water as I needed, I ate saltier foods than I should, and I didn't get to exercise as much as I need to because everyone else was keeping me too busy. Boy--does that sound lame.

I'm glad to see you all chiming in. I'll be in a better mood tomorrow and then I'll chime in again. This can be turned around.. :grouphug: to me.
Judy
234.6/221.2/thinner into onederland :cool:

bandit2
07-28-2007, 10:01 AM
Hi everyone:

Been doing OK with my eating this week, a few things I didn't need but was still within my points.

Christina - I also need to get back to some form of regular exercise. My friend transferred 4 personal trainer sessions to my acct, so that should be real incentive for me to get back there. But I keep making poor excuses not to go. So that is my goal for next week: for me to go back to gym on my own Mon & Wed night, then book 1 session for following week with trainer.

Hope everyone has great weekend. It is overcast here but I am heading to my trailer shortly and hopefully get in a swim.

Talk later.

Itryharder
07-29-2007, 03:21 PM
Bandit and Chrily,
Glad you're both back here and posting. I was able to make a turnaround this weekend and my food is better.
Let's face it--I weigh about 220# and losing 1# or gaining1# will not show up on me at all! It's the continual gaining pounds or losing pounds that makes the difference. So, I've done well for two days and plan on keepin' on keepin' on.
Good luck to us all--drink water, get in exercise, and watch those portions.
:cp: :bravo:
Judy
234.6/221.2/thinniner into onederland :cool:

Princess1122
07-30-2007, 08:19 AM
Sorry that I have been off line so much lately... When I got back from vaca I came down with a nasty case of bronchitis and was home sick since last Wednesday evening... I am back at work today... feeling better but not great yet.

I have to catch up on everyones posts and I will on my lunch break but for now I just wanted to say hello!

Have a happy day!
Princess

Itryharder
07-30-2007, 10:26 PM
Hello to Princess,
Sorry you're not feeling well. Here's some chicken soup and :grouphug:
Today was another good day and I'll be babysitting very heavy duty this week so I'll chime in when I can. I got back on the :tread: today too.

Hey Ariana, you must be packing up a storm right now. Good luck with your move.
Bandit, how's it going?
And Chrily and all the turtles? Take care be well and keep on drinking that water.
Judy
234.6/221.2/thinner into onederland :cool:

Princess1122
07-31-2007, 01:42 PM
Happy Tuesday all... well I guess I got a bit out of hand on vacation and while I was sick... I am up almost 5 lbs... could be all the med's I am on but I know I over did it on vacation so I am sure this Saturdays W/I will be filled with frustration on my part. Oh well, what can you do when the damage has already been done... get back up on the wagon and keep going is about all we can do.

Glad to see Sandy and Chris back... hope all is well with both of you.

Judy: You sound like one really busy women!

Ariana: Have you gotten moved into your new place yet?

Not much is new here really, just need to get my butt moving and get active again, I have really been a slug since my vacation and not feeling well... I am going to go for a bike ride this evening with my DS so that will help.

Have a great day all!
Princess

bandit2
08-01-2007, 11:57 AM
Hi turtles:

Judy - glad you are getting back on track, keep up the good work.

Princess - hope you are feeling well again and your holiday gain not bothering you too much. Things will get back in no time. Hang in there!

I made it to gym Mon and am going again directly from work today. I think that will work better than going home first.

It is really hot up here, but not complaining - I like the heat and soon the cold weather will be back. So enjoying it while I can.

Hope everyone else is being "turtle-like" and staying OP. Have a good one!

Itryharder
08-01-2007, 02:57 PM
Good to hear from you, Bandit.
Glad you're working things out for yourself! Yay!

I, for one, know how easy it is to drop good habits and pick up the old habits that made me fat. So I'm working one day at a time to deal with my weight.

Princess, You'll have that :beach: weight off before you know it. Guaranteed that a lot of it is due to salt and fluid retention. The big trick is getting right back into your good habits and watching the weight drop off getting ready for the next big push in weight loss. You've done great so far and are an inspiration to me.

:cp: :bravo:
I may head to WW's tonight because I had to babysit this morning. I think I've done okay and hope that last week's small gain will be history. Otherwise, I'll WI soon==Thursday or Friday. It's been crazy here!

Good luck and :grouphug: to our group--newcomers, come back in and let us know how you're doing.
Judy
234.6/221.2/thinner into onederland :cool:

Itryharder
08-01-2007, 09:03 PM
Hi Turtles,
I ran a lot of errands today and was able to still get to my WW mtg. I was down 1# and that's close enough to wiping out last week's gain. I was so glad that I made the effort to get to my mtg. because my favorite leader was there. She is so funny and really makes her point about weight loss.
Last week we had a substitute and although she tried to get the mtg. going she kept putting her foot in her mouth by asking questions that were embarrasing to the people she questioned. Oh well==some of these leaders are more gifted than others and I'm so glad my regular leader was back.

Okay==gotta run, but wanted to check in.
Judy
234.6/220/thinner into onederland :cool:

chrily
08-08-2007, 02:30 PM
I was worried that I missed something but looks like we are all having hard time posting. My feet feel much better but still don't have the energy to even want to exercise. I know that is going to be what makes or breaks my weight loss. I have no idea why I am so tired and dragging all the time. I'm taking vitamins and taking the yucky fish oil that my doc wants to help lower my cholesterol.

I'm back to school in 4 weeks. I had all these intentions of being on track and losing weight before I go back. Somebody please help meeeeee!

Christina

Itryharder
08-09-2007, 08:40 AM
Okay Turtles,
I would ordinarily start a new thread, but we really are "turtle-ing" with our e-mails right now. Good luck to all of us in the summer dog days of August.
Judy

chrily
08-10-2007, 11:09 AM
Hey all...

Not a bad day here so far. Not too hot yet at least. I'm getting all these little revelations bit by bit each day. Last night it dawned on me that I haven't carried around my WW points books for a long time and I haven't really been watching my portion sizes. So today, my new purse accessory is going to be my old friends--the WW books. Of course I'll have to switch back to the big purse for a while....:)

I watched a repeat of Dr. Phil yesterday about overweight people. The one gal was 650+ lbs and talking about how her family abandoned her. Everything she said made it sound like she was a victim. I just wanted to scream. She is so much more capable than she thinks. And I just wanted to slap her and tell her to quit blaming everyone else for her situation and start owning it. Heck, that is part of my problem too. I made myself the size I am- nobody else. I put the food in my mouth, I chose what to eat, and I chose not to exercise.

The warnings flashed in my face for years and I ignored them. Now I am at my highest weight in my life and IT IS ALL MY DOING! Now its my job to undo it. This is so much a lesson in patience in my life. I am an instant results person.

Hopefully I didn't offend anyone. I know there is some genetics involved in a person's weight. I just think that everyone has the potential and the tools to make themselves as healthy as possible. That doesn't mean stick thin either...(NOW, I'm going to go and start my day by doing what I've been preaching on my soapbox.)

Hope you all have an awesome day! I'm going to go eat some breakfast and get this day going. Love ya all.

Christina

Itryharder
08-11-2007, 10:08 AM
Chrily, you sound wonderful! I love your gumption. :cp: to drinking water, exercising, watching portions, really counting points and doing what we know is right for us.
Judy

Itryharder
08-13-2007, 09:17 PM
Okay Turtles,
I am really worried about us. I know that when I don't post, it's because I'm having a tough time staying OP.
How are we doing? I'll be heading to my WW mtg. on Wednesday morning and then a friend and I will be going for coffee afterwards. Sounds good.

Hey, here's a :cheer: :cheers: :cp: :bravo: and a :grouphug: for all of us.
Ariana and Princess Bandit and Chrily, I hope to see you back here soon.
Judy

Princess1122
08-14-2007, 10:56 AM
Morning all. I am here, I have just been really busy lately at work so I almost never have time to get online anymore. I am still OP but have hit a few bumps in the road lately between vacations and med's that have made me gain some weight. I have one and a half more weeks on the meds and then I am done... I am back OP with the eating and still taking my pilates classes but I need to get out and get some walking in... it has been very hot here so walking outside is not very pleasant but I need to get moving and do it anyway or go to the gym at the very least.

Hope all is well with everyone...

I will try and get back here more often!
Princess

CherryAutumn
08-14-2007, 12:15 PM
I don't know if i have introduced myself on here yet. My name is Aubrey and i weigh 212. I am 24 and just had 2 kids in the past 2 1/2 years. I wanted to join here to get support. I am having trouble getting back on the WW wagon after my second pregnancy. I lost 20 pounds on WW right before i got pregnant. Anyone have some advice or motivation i could use.

bandit2
08-14-2007, 01:42 PM
Welcome Aubrey - nice to have you here.

Hi all you Turtles - yes, site very quiet.

I having been doing OK with my food - although during summer I spend lots of time at trailer with company coming & going. But still I have gotten back to gym in last 2 weeks and did a 1 hour cardio dance class last night for the first time. It was really a workout but fun at the same time.

Congrats Judy on being down a lb - good for you.

How's is everyone else doing - enjoying your summer I hope and eating lots of fruit & veggies (that is what I need to do)

Anwyay, have a great turtle OP day.

Princess1122
08-15-2007, 08:29 AM
Morning all!

Welcome Aubrey! This is a good group of folks, we have been quiet lately but I think everyone has had a busy summer so getting on the computer has come last on our daily activities list. The plan works, just keep at it and the weight will come off in no time, especially at your age. I am envious because at 44 it is very slow coming off for me.

Bandit: It is hot and dry up your way also? We are so dry here most everyones yards look like brown straw fields and there are water restrictions all the time. Hope all is well with you, your dance class sounds like a blast!

Judy: Congrats on the pound! Hope all is well with you, I'll bet you are busy, you always are it seems no matter what time of the year it is.

Chris: Are you feeling better? Hope all is well... what ever happened with your DH and his job... did you already tell us and I just missed it... LOL, that would be just like me to miss it.

Ariana: Where are you lately? Did you finally get all moved into your new place?

I hope that all is well with everyone... I am going to W/I on Saturday morning no matter how bad it will be... just a bit over one more week of pills and then I am done so I am keeping my fingers crossed that the weight will start coming off again and I will lose the lbs that I have gained since being on it.

Have a happy day!
Princess

Itryharder
08-15-2007, 09:28 AM
:welcome3: Aubrey! This is a great place to come and post. We've been through what you're feeling right now, but some members on this site have lost a lot of weight and are really doing well.
My name is Judy, I'm a grandma, my weight is in about 220# and right now I'm having a hard time getting it to budge. My shape is changing and that's not a good thing. However, as motivation--sorry--, I know that if I stay OP and exercise I can lose a pound a week. You are so young that I know you can be successful. Words of wisdom?? Learn the WW program, journal everything you eat--take it easy--don't put pressure on yourself--drink lots of water, exercise, watch portion control. You can do this. Loads of people are successful with this. Having two young children in the house, my best words of advice are to be prepared with food you like, is easy to fix, and that is low in points. Beyond that, I would say that while your kids are eating, try and keep them company and drink lots of water then. You might want to grab some time later to actually eat because I remember it was so tempting when throwing out what the kids didn't eat to nibble some and those BLT's (bites, licks, and tastes) are pretty tough on a weight loss program. So that's my advice in a nutshell. It's good for me to remind myself too.

Bandit and Princess, I'm so glad to hear that you are both OP and simply busy. Isn't it odd how we always think that the Christmas month is so busy and yet here we are in the middle of summer and hardly having a minute to spare? I bet Ariana is also head over heels with stuff to do because she was moving and very busy at work.

Chrily, are you feeling any better? I sure hope so.

Here it's been rainy and very hot--now the weather has broken and it's really nice. I've got so much to do it's crazy, but I do like to keep busy. Today I WI and I'm hoping for the best. I've gotta get on the treadmill more often and I know I can do it if I schedule it in.
Take care and be well and keep on keepin' on. I'll go to my mtg. and then start a new thread.
Judy

bandit2
08-15-2007, 03:51 PM
Hi everyone:

Princess - yes, it has been very hot up here but we have had some much needed rain in the 2 weeks. But everyone's grass is very brown but a few good rains will get in back to normal.

Judy - you are right, we think Christmas is busy but seems lately I have had no "spare" time at all. Between working, looking after house & getting up to trailer & entertaining there it has been crazy. But, love having the company.

In a few weeks, the kids will all be back in school (I say kids, mine is 21 and going into 4th year university) then things will be quieter, but then just worry more when she isn't at home. She has apt near university that she will share with 1 other girl. For the last 2 years she was sharing townhouse with 3 other girls & there was just too much drama. So, hoping this will be better.

Have a good one.

Itryharder
08-15-2007, 09:15 PM
Dear Turtles,
I went to WW's WI today and lost .2#. I've lost a total of 2# this summer and I sure hope to do better in this upcoming month.
I'm starting a new thread and will remind people to check the latest entries, especially since we picked up a new turtle, Aubrey!
Judy
234.6/220/thinner into onederland :cool: