100 lb. Club - Jan. 1, '02 Challenge Anyone?




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Jennelle_Leigh
12-21-2001, 12:25 AM
Hi! I'm new here and am trying to look for a home online where I'll feel accepted and that I'll have support in my weight loss which I intend on starting January 1st.

I've had people say to me, why wait until then but guess they don't understand that I have to get ready to do this and have to build myself up psychologically as well as get other things done to help me succeed (set goals, rewards and such).

Just wondering if anyone else would like to join me in a challenge on January 1st? As of tonight, I weigh 231 (just now weighed myself) and want/need to get down to 138 so that is nearly 100 pounds I need to lose total.

I know me, I'll need alot of support and will have to post daily water and exercise challenges as without doing such things and being accountable, I never follow through with them and I am desperate to lose this weight this time.

Hope to meet alot of you who are wanting to lose and who'll join me in this challenge :-)

Love,

Jennelle Leigh


velvet
12-21-2001, 03:58 PM
to Jennelle_Leigh,

I need support, too. I also need to be accountable. I completely understand what you mean about getting your head in the right place to undergo such a major change. Jan. 1 is my start date, too. I'm a lot heavier than you at 330 lbs. But, it is do-able!

Year before last, I lost 52 lbs.:D THEN, this year I spent gaining 70!:^: I have to record every morsel that goes into my mouth, and every drop of water (lots and lots).

Well, good luck, new friend, and I will try to help you with some of the tricks I've found helpful over the years.

Your new pal,

Velvet

Jennelle_Leigh
12-21-2001, 04:39 PM
Dear Velvet,

Hi! Woo Hoo - you have the attitude, girl; yes we CAN do it (and we're going to do to it!!!) Thank you so much for writing, I feel like I've made an accomplishment of sorts already now that someone has answered and I've started my support system (THANK YOU!!)

I have never, that I can remember - wrote down everything that I eat but if that will work, hey - it's sure worth a shot!!

Are you cutting down or anything now before the holidays? I know I probably should be but I haven't been - I figure that I'm going to eat what I want now 'cuz January 1st will be here soon enough when I can't have it.

I know many say that they allow themselves to have a splurge here and there of things but that doesn't work for me 'cuz once I get off-track, that's it -- I'm usually done, ya know?

Thanks again so much for writing 'n keep in touch. Maybe we can find some other friends who'll join our thread and we can all lose together :-)

Love,

Jennelle


velvet
12-21-2001, 08:13 PM
Dear Jennelle,

Thank YOU for answering ME so soon. This is kinda exciting. I'm new to this community stuff!
:dizzy:

So, if I commit some faux pas, bear with me, please.

I lost the 52 lbs while I was a member of a local group known as R-Weigh. They supported you no matter what kind of program you were on - so long as it was HEALTHY. Nice people, too. One of their enticements was that if you kept a food diary, your paper was put into a pile and, if it was drawn, you won $1. They had all kinds of ways to earn bucks-contests, lbs lost, biggest loser, etc. It's a good club. I'm going back in January. (Needless to say, I did not attend this past year!) When I get some good tips, I'll pass them on to you.:spin:

One very good tip I can pass on is that they guided us through a program that was published in Prevention Magazine entitled "A 12-step Program for Weight-Loss" or something like that! It takes you through small changes to ease you into a new life-style. It would be worth trying to find. It really got my girlfriend and I off on the right foot.

I'll close for now, but I'll keep checking back.

Good luck.

Love,

Velvet

Jennelle_Leigh
12-21-2001, 09:35 PM
Dear Velvet,

Yes - I am new on here too so guess we'll haveta learn together *Smile* I'll look forward to any tips that you have to pass along later. And - small changes are a good way to ease into it. That is why I won't attempt to drink a full 8 glasses of water or exercise and over-do it when I start. I know me 'n I have to start small and be consistent and have to be accountable to someone besides myself or I get nowhere. Not sure why I'm like this, but I am.

I am on no special diet or anything - can't afford to attend any of the programs like weight watchers but think they'd be cool to go to. This will most likely be my #1 support for dieting so I'm really glad that you're here :-)

Love,

Jennelle

velvet
12-22-2001, 04:20 PM
Dear Jennelle,

I'm like you when it comes to starting slow. I'm also giving it one last go before the first of the year.:^: Remember: BABY STEPS!

I'm gonna try to keep a diet journal this time. You know, with updates on my losses:D or gains:mad: and measurements and the changes I've made in eating and exercise and feelings, etc. I've never been one to follow through on these kinds of things, but, maybe this time-who knows?

I need to make this into a real project. Actually, dieting is a full time job! I'm disabled(ruptured disc) so I don't work and that in itself can be a stumbling block-too much time to get bored and EAT, EAT, EAT! Not that I did much better when I was working full time.:rolleyes:

Maybe sometime we could hook up on a time to do a live chat.

About the special diet thing, I've found that the best thing for me is to cut down on everything (except for water) BUT allow myself to have everything I want (in reasonable portions). Otherwise, I'm just setting myself up for a fall-a MAJOR fall!

I see you're from PA. I'm from Salem, OH. That's close to the PA border, so I've been in a lot of PA.

Talk to you soon.

Love,

Velvet

Jennelle_Leigh
12-22-2001, 07:26 PM
Dear Velvet,

Hi! I don't live too far from the Ohio border 'n in fact, DH and I got married last year in Conneaut, Ohio!

Good - we're both on the same wave length when it comes to starting slow :-) I'd rather start slow and be consistent than to try and down all the water at once 'cuz if I tried that, there'd be no way, I know me too well.

I never do the measurment thing but do think that I may also keep a diary for this. Did you know that they have free ones online? If you'd like, you can check out: http://www.opendiary.com

Not sure how to do HTML here to make it clickable (sorry!)

Alot of my weight come from being very active and then I met DH and we never do much of anything - stay home all the time and I was used to doing this 'n that and now I barely do anything (blah!) And yes - I know that I eat from plain boredom at times.

Other times though, I eat 'cuz I got to where I just plain didn't care. I saw the scales going up and no clothes that fit me 'n got to the point that hey - why bother, ya know?! But - I AM gonna bother 'n on Jan. 1st, watch out! *LOL*

I'm about 30 miles east of Meadville if you've heard of that or been there? I'm in Titusville (have ya ever heard of it?)

Well - keep in touch 'n one of these days, I'd love to chat with you (have never done it on here but guess I could figure it out *Grin*) Do you have AOL's Instant Messenger? I do and my name on there is Jennelle_Leigh or if you look it up by my email address, it would be under jennelle_leigh@suite101.com

Talk to ya soon!

Love,

Jennelle

velvet
12-22-2001, 08:35 PM
Dear Jennelle,

I know exactly where Titusville is. My mom and dad used to stay with friends in the Alleghenys near there in East Hickory. She and I go to the Blair outlet in Warren, PA a few times each year and every once in a while we cruise through Titusville. Small world, eh?

We went to look at Christmas lights tonight. I've had a bad depression going for most of the holiday season, so jollies have been few and far between lately. Depression is one of my problems and eating makes me happy sometimes (short-lived though it may be).

I'm realcookie48 on aol's IM. We'll hook up soon, I'm sure. My e-mail address is missgayle48@hotmail.com.

Hey! Good news! I clicked on the diary address you gave me and apparently this place formats that stuff for you. Thanks

Love,

Velvet

:wave: See ya soon

Jennelle_Leigh
12-22-2001, 09:20 PM
Wow - it is a small world, isn't it? :-) How cool that you know where T-ville is (alot of people have never heard of it *LOL*) I checked after you said that the link is clickable and it was for me too (alright!!) Much easier than having to deal with knowing HTML stuff *Grin*

I know what you mean about depression - I've been diagnosed as having manic depression 'n at times, it really sucks!

Did you start an Open Diary? I have one on Open Diary Plus which is the version that you have to pay for - I have odds and ends of stuff on it and am not sure if I should have my diet journal on there or if I should use my free one on Open Diary.

Love,

Jennelle

lorelei1
12-23-2001, 11:31 AM
Hi!
Do you guys mind if I join in with you two on this 2002 challenge?
I need all the support I can get too! I have lost weight 40-50 pounds) several times (always quickly) and then gained it back even quicker it seemed. On January,1 2001 weighed 313 and now I weigh 278. (35 pounds!!) I lost 30 of it over 4 or 5 months and then didnt lose or gain any more. I have just maintained it until this month where I have been "trying" to lose weight again. I have a goal of 40 pounds (273) by New Years Day. Even if I dont get there I will be happy because for the first time I have lost weight and not gained it back right away! I cant believe it b/c this has been a bad year. My husband I have seperated, sold our house, my son has finally been diagnosed with ADHD (he's 6), so it's a miracle I didnt gain it all back plus more!! ;)
anyway, I'd really like to join with you both if it's ok??

lorelei
(313/278/273 new years goal)

Jennelle_Leigh
12-23-2001, 03:22 PM
Dear Lorelei,

Oh my goodness - no, we don't mind at all and in fact, we would welcome you to join us!! So far there are 3 of us now, you, Velvet and myself. 'N we're ready for 2002 to get here so we can get busy :-)

Glad to have you here!!

Love,

Jennelle

velvet
12-24-2001, 12:27 AM
WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME

Dear Lorelei,

You are SOOOOO welcomed to join us. We want more, more, more!!! We're like you and will need as much support as we can get!!

Please tell me what ADHD is. I have an idea but am not sure. I'll pray for the two of you. Hope that's OK.

Sounds like we'll be working on our depressions, too. That's a HUGE deterrent to our new PERMENANT weight losses!!! But that's why we're here, huh??

I think you are my new hero for having gone through all that this year and maintaining. You read my story, I'm sure. UGLY!!! But that's gonna change after the first of the year. I'm so ready.

Jennelle,

I did sign up for the Open Diary. But, for now, I'm gonna keep it private. I'm not sure I'm ready to let the world inside my head --I'm protecting the world!! :dizzy:

Talk to you guys soon. AND-----

* * * * * * MERRY CHRISTMAS * * * * * *

:angel: :angel: :angel: These angels are US!!!!

Love,

Velvet :smug:

Jennelle_Leigh
12-24-2001, 12:35 AM
Hi Guys!

Merry Christmas to you both if I don't see you on here before then :-)

And Lorelei, I know what ADD is - I also have it or atleast am 99.9% sure I do but am not diagnosed but have been diagnosed as being manic depressive and it has alot of the same symptons as ADD. By the way - I totally forgot in my earlier post to congratulate you on your weight loss so far (I'm sorry!) To be honest, I missed that part until Velvet said something and I went back and re-read your original post. As you know - that is a total characteristic in having ADD (not paying full attention *LOL*)

Anyways - am looking forward to the new year and to our success.

Love to you both,

Jennelle

lorelei1
12-24-2001, 06:34 PM
thanks for the big welcome, I appreciate it!

Velvet-ADHD is also known as ADD-attention deficit disorder. It usually is diagnosed in childhood by kids who cant pay attention to one thing at a time, they are paying attention to everything at once!! My son Logan has ADHD the H being hyperactivity. His doctor says it's like he is a motor that is always on!! he is very smart and tested high on his IQ test his school gave him, it's just he cant pay attention well w/o meds. Thanks for the prayers, of course I dont mind! It is hard this time of year being seperated-you think a lot about the past holidays, etc...

Jennelle-I joke too that I have ADD! I swear I do sometimes!


to you both--Thanks for the conratulations! Even though I have lost 35 pounds I had so much to lose, not many people have noticed-but I have! I used to wear size 26 jeans and now I can wear size 24. That alone is a good feeling! I have this thing in my head that I want to be a normal size when our divorce will be filed in August (we have to wait a year after seperation to divorce in VA) since we have a child-if you dont its only 6 months. I swear I am not going to be somebodys "fat ex-wife"!! lol ;)

We emailed Santa today, Logan was afraid Santa wouldnt know what to bring him!!

Anyway-sorry for writing a book!

Merry Christmas to you both if you celebrate it (you never know!)

lorelei :)

Jennelle_Leigh
12-24-2001, 09:59 PM
Well, of course with a 35 pound weight loss you'd notice it 'n ya know what? I bet alot of others notice it too! :-) I would be so happy to lose that much but haven't yet (just have gained in the past 2 years *blah*) ... but that is all soon to be put to an end 'n we will ALL lose (Yea!!! Go us!!) :-)

As for the ADD, not sure if you thought I was kidding or not (but don't want you to feel bad if you did think I was *LOL*) but honestly, I'm nearly positive that I am ADD. I've taken countless online tests and they are all way leaning towards the fact that I really do have it. Either way - I've just recently started to try to get a grip on how to start changing things to make them easier for me to keep up with and to be able to stay with things and get what i need to, done. Little steps but I am making progress *Smile*

Yep, I celebrate Christmas though this year it'll just be DH and I at home as my kids are grown and on their own and my daughter and family are staying home (son in law has to work most of the day) and my son and his fiance will be going to her grandparents for the day.

I hope you and your son have a wonderful Christmas 'n that his email to Santa will help so Santa'll know just what to bring him (that's so cute!)

And trust me - I know what you mean about wanting to be a normal size when you file for divorce and not wanting to be the fat ex-wife (I've been divorced twice so yes - I do know what you mean *LOL*)

Merry Christmas!!!

Love,

Jennelle

lorelei1
12-25-2001, 03:16 PM
Yes, I am on the internet on Christmas-who would believe it? My son went with his dad at noon and my mom had a brunch today but now that's all over with. Whew! ;) My sister and brother in law are coming over later and we are going to see the new Russell Crowe movie. (they were gonna go anyway and they probably figured I could use the escapism of it all). It hasnt been as bad today as I thought it would be. I actually haven't eaten much at all considering I usually overdo it on holidays. Maybe I will weigh in tommorow morning!!

I didnt realize you were serious about the ADD-sorry!! If you think you are maybe you can visit your doctor who will prescribe ritalin or adderall (my son takes adderall). They may refer you to a psychiatrist first though for an eval. Basically they want to make sure you've had these symptoms since childhood. If it's true ADD then it starts very early-most kids now are diagnosed in 1st and 2nd grade. But some adults have lived their whole lives with people telling them to "get it together" "try harder to pay attention" etc.. like they are trying to drive others crazy, but they aren't. ADD patients arent doing these things on purpose, they just have a harder time focusing on one thing at a time. I'm sure you know all this, I'm just in a writing mood I guess!

I'm not glad you've been divorced but it's nice to know others have been through this before. I guess my family is odd. I only have two aunts out of my whole extended family who've been divorced, so most of them don't know what to say or do. It's tough for them too I quess. I didnt realize you had grown children. I was thinking you would be my age for some reason! LOL! funny how we picture things in our mind, huh? (I'm 33).

Merry Christmas and just think...only one week before the real challenge begins!!

Violet-I'm not forgetting about you!! hope your holiday is going well :) :) :)
lorelei

velvet
12-25-2001, 10:52 PM
:wave: Hey,chickies!

Hope Christmas was good for both of you. Mine was really nice. Finally, my depression mostly lifted:) thank you Lord!

It's only my mom and I in my immediate family here in OH. My only brother and his wife and 4 kids live in the Dallas, TX area. We haven't spent a Christmas with them since 1980. My oldest niece is married and has a 8 1/2 month old baby girl whom we haven't seen yet. Heaven only knows when we'll get to meet her. They haven't been here to visit for over 10 years except for my dad's funeral and then only Terry and Lori came. We can't afford to go there. We went for Jennifer's wedding two years ago and I can't imagine when we'll get back down there.

Well, anyway, my best friends are our "family" up here. I'm sure I'll be talking about Debby a lot. She lost 100 lbs in about 15 months. She's kept it off except maybe 10 lbs in the last few months. She and I will be in that weight loss group I've mentioned before. She'd like to lose 25 more lbs but she looks really good even now. We're both about 5'9" so we can carry more than some, but I think my 330 stretches that theory just a little too far!

Of course, that was before the holidays, so it probably will be substantially more than that by now! But I'm ready to "give 'er ****" after the 1st of the year!!!

Think I'll close this book and retire for the evening. I'm 'wooped'!

Good night.

Love,

Velvet

Angie2
12-26-2001, 12:04 AM
Hi there. I am new here too and would be interested in joining you. I too am almost ready, but want to wait until the first. In fact, I have company until the 8th so I will probably start really slowly, as I don't want them to see me struggling to work out LOL.

I am not even getting on the scale for a few more days. I think I am about 225-230. I should weigh 120-130. Being 100 pounds overweight sounds so awful, doesn't it?

This is my first post, so I hope it comes out okay.

Angie

velvet
12-26-2001, 01:08 AM
Dear Angie,

Welcome to our growing(in a manner of speaking--in numbers NOT lbs!!) group.

I'm new to the internet thing and threads and stuff like that. So, here's my latest flub: I had this great reply going to your post, Angie. I was telling you these really inciteful tips and such. Well, I punched the wrong button somewhere and my reply disappeared into oblivion--God only knows where!! I wonder who's reading an unfinished message....

Anyway, as I was saying, before I so rudely interrupted myself, after the 1st, I will be attending a weight-loss group here in my town every Monday. I'll share any good tips I get from them.

One of my standard tips ('specially to myself) is BABY STEPS! I will strive toward 1200-1400 calories and easy on the fat grams. Oddly enough, when I get into diet mode, I have a hard time even making 1000 cal. But, if we don't get enough cals, our bodies think they are starving, and hang onto all the fat it can! Aren't we lucky to be addicted to something our bodies NEED everyday?

Well, I'm gonna close this book. As I said before, I'm tired! (Now if only I could convince my mind to turn off, I'd be all set!) Well, anyway, welcome again and goodnight.

Velvet

Jenniffer
12-26-2001, 09:47 AM
lorelei..Looks like we have quite a few members here! Woohooooo!!!

Welcome everyone! Sounds as if your all looking for the same thing we were all looking for when we came here. Support, understanding and encouragement. Came to the right place. This club has been my "piece of heaven" in my life for a long time. I've made some lifetime friends too. It's a wonderful place, and am so glad you found us. Make yourself at home...

My only "advice" is water, water & water. Oh, and keep posting and reading. It will keep you directed and strong.

velvet
12-26-2001, 12:21 PM
Hi, Jenniffer,

Shortly after Jennelle Leigh started this thread, she and I were lamenting that no one else seemed to want to join her challenge! I guess we just weren't patient enough! It's getting to that time of year where we're all looking to the 'new year, new you', huh?

I, like everyone else, need all the help and tips I can get (and, hopefully, even USE some of them!). I agree with you about the water. When I had my last successful weight-loss period, water was one of the MOST important components. In fact, even though I've yo-yo'd myself back up to WAY above my beginning weight (another story you may have read here somewhere), I STILL have my 22 oz. tandard-like glass beside me all the time.

Jennelle, everything OK with you? Seems like ages since I've heard from you. Jan. 1st is gallopping at us full-speed. As I said before, I'm excited and scared. But, you know what, after I get into the swing of the diet (or, as the ladies in my support weight-loss group like to call it, a DO-IT ), I wonder what the big scary deal was and really get into the pride and enjoyment of weight-loss!

Lorilei, how is your little guy? Did he have a good Christmas? I sure hope so. I was also glad to hear you say that the day was going better for you than you expected. Hope it was that way all day long. Sounds like you are maintaining VERY well. I need your secrets for THAT part of this life-changing journey! We'll get there! ALL OF US, huh?

Angie, I'm hip (pun totally intended) about not wanting to start struggling with exercise with guests in the house. THAT'S probably going to be the very hardest part of my re-entry into this life-style change:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!EXERCISE!!!!!!!!!!!

BUT, IT IS DO-ABLE. I've done it before and I can do it again!!

So, friends, HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, now that I've crossed your eyes with this epistle, I think I'll release you!!

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Love and luck to you all (y'all),

Velvet

Angie2
12-26-2001, 06:17 PM
Thanks for the welcome. There isn't any excuse for me not to exercise as I have a treadmill and an exercise bike. Also, I got a recumbant bike for my birthday at the end of Oct. I really wanted it and asked dh for it, but I have hardly used it. I think he is disappointed. I tried it a couple of times, but as usual, I tried to do too much at once. So, after my guests are gone, I want to try a few minutes a day on it. Perhaps starting slowly will lead to success.

I agree about the water. I did lose weight successfully in 1988 (53 pounds) and water was a very important part of my success. If I don't force myself, I don't drink any. However, this is another thing where I try and start drinking 8 glasses a day overnight and it just isn't possible.

Two positive changes I have made and maintained are the switch to caffeine-free diet Coke and I have worn a pedometer daily for a year and a half. I had reached a point where I was achieving 10000 steps a day and I had hoped to get to 100000 per week, but instead I have slowed down to 7000 steps per day or less. It is much harder on the weekends.

Angie

Titania
12-26-2001, 10:06 PM
I too am starting my weight loss journey on January 1, 2002! I have been the "fat girl" for as long as i can remember. At 13 i was 5'5" and 150 lbs. not really overweight then, unless you factor in my age. This time around i am using the Michael Thurmond 6 Week Body Makeover. All in all it looks like it's going to be a great program. I am posting my starting measurements in hopes that you may all do the same so we can motivate each other. I will be weighing in and measuring once a week...so every Tuesday. :p

Starting weight: 306
Chest: 53"
Waist: 47 1/2"
Hips: 53 1/2"
6 wk Goal: 235
Chest: 51"
Waist: 42"
Hips: 48":?

Baby Blue
12-27-2001, 12:58 AM
Just happened across yuor thread. Would love it if I could join you all in the challenge. I am 220 lbs. and have just under a hundred to lose. I have been on the LC plan for the last week and I am looking to get into a group that will help me lose lose lose and reach my goal. I am new at this and need all the help I can get.

SusanTaw
12-27-2001, 11:44 AM
Welcome girls to our 'little club'

Titania..do you realize that by setting a goal of 71 lbs to lose in 6 weeks, that
would mean a loss of 11 lbs per week!!
Which might be possible for the first
week of stenuous dieting and exercise,
but that would be VERY VERY DIFFICULT
over a 6 week period. I dont think even
Michael Thurmond himself could do that!
Don't set yourself up to fail. Goals should be attainable while still being a challenge. I wish you the best of luck.

Baby Blue...what is LC plan??
low calorie...low carb??
good luck to you too.

Jennelle_Leigh
12-27-2001, 01:09 PM
Hello EVERYone! :) Wow - I'm off the board for a day 'n come back to all these messages (how cool!!)

Welcome Angie, Jennifer,Titania, Baby Blue & Susan!! New people on our thread, YES!! Woo Hoo!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas - mine was good though extremely quiet.


Lorilei, yep - I'm almost 100% sure I have ADD ... Dr. has already diagnosed me as being manic depressive (Bi-Polar) and many of the symptons are the same. I need to have a plan for anything I do and also take small steps that I can feel I can do or I get overwhelmed (ugh!) (By the way - I'm 45 *LOL*)

Velvet, I'm here 'n I'm fine :) Was online yesterday a little but DH and I arranged the livingroom and then I cleaned some as well so kept kinda busy.

Hey Angie, I have one of those pedometers too but have never used it since I bought it (not sure why except I just haven't). Maybe I can find mine 'n start using it too the 1st of the year and make a game of how many steps I can take. Worth a shot, right? *Smile* BUT - that's depending on the fact that I can 'find' it again - should be somewhere around here (I think? *Grin*)

I haven't decided exactly what my first goal weight will be but think I am going to try something different this time and will take it in 5 pound increments and see how that might go. My first one will be 5 pounds PLUS any excess pounds that are not even. Such as if I weigh 237 then I will make my first goal to lose down to 230 ... 5 pounds plus the extra 2 pounds which will take me to an even increment.

Not much longer now gals 'n WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!!! Thanks so much for being here, you guys!! *HUGS*

Love,

Jennelle

velvet
12-27-2001, 01:44 PM
:wave: :spin: :wave:

Hey, everybody!!

This is soooooo cool that so many want to join in this challenge! Thanx so much for starting this, Jennelle. Good to hear from you.

Jennelle, sounds like you and DH were pretty industrious yesterday. Wish I could say the same. (I can't even get mysel to rearrange the magazines on the coffeetable!)

Everyone else: WELCOME :D :D :D This should be GREAT with all this input.

Titiana, Susan Taw, Babyblue, I'll be looking forward to getting to know you better. It's so cool that we have people from the WHOLE WORLD joining in!!!

* COME ON 1/1/02! VELVET IS READY *

Love,

Velvet

Baby Blue
12-27-2001, 02:02 PM
Hi all..


Thank you for the the welcome. I am really looking forward to having some friends to make this journey with me. Today I am feeling a bit down because I have not lost any weight for the last 4 days. But I am determined to stick with the low carb plan because I know that it works for me.I am just not used to stalling so soon.
Barbara
_____________

225/220/130

Jennelle_Leigh
12-27-2001, 02:20 PM
Dear Barbara,

Hang in there, hon - it might not come off as fast as we'd like for it to but atleast you didn't gain any, right? :-)

As for me, I'm not even going to weigh myself again until the 1st of January (well - maybe I will at midnight on New Years Eve *Smile*).

Atleast you are doing something NOW about losing weight, as for myself - I haven't started anything whatsoever with cutting down or anything -- I figure I'll have enough time to do that and am going to eat what I want to right now 'n then start on the first with a nice fresh start :-)

Don't know if any of you would be interested in keeping a diet diary but I found one online that is free if you'd like to check it out. The url is: http://www.dietdiaries.com

There is a place you can put your weight in and also any measurments. I might do the measurement thing but not sure yet if I will or if I'll just keep track of my weight instead.

Love,

Jennelle

SusanTaw
12-27-2001, 04:27 PM
Jenelle:
A lot of the girls also use a diary on
fitday.com
It measures calories etc for everything
you eat.....check it out.

Baby blue...
Just take it slow...one day at a time.
Sometimes our body takes time to catch
up to what we've eaten. Thats why sometimes we pig out and the scale doesnt show it that day or week. but
suddenly a week later...BOOM !!
Just stay on program.
And be patient....
I've been stuck for 2 months now...
gaining 2 lbs, losing 2 lbs, gain 1 1/2 lbs,
lose 1 lb, gain 1/2 lb, lose 3/4 lb.
I'm ready to pull my hair out, but then I'd
be bald and fat l:lol: :lol:

Baby Blue
12-27-2001, 05:08 PM
Thanks for the support! I will check out that site you mentioned later on today, Jennelle.

I am following the Atkins Low Carb plan (lessthan 20 carbs aday). I have followed it before and it has been the easiest for me to follow and not feel so deprived.

I have discovered that these Atkins bars that I have been having have more carbs than stated and so this may have something to do with me not losing. I have also been bad about drinking water, and I know how important that is. so today I am re dedicating myself and saying goodbye to the bars and hello to more water.

Thanks SusanTaw for the encouragement.. just in the last day of posting and knowing that I dont have to do this alone makes me more than ever deterimined to do what I need to do to make it through this and I have all of you to thank for that.

nasus40
12-27-2001, 06:21 PM
BB I have been low carbing for over 1.5 years I can say that the low carb bars should be used for emergency only. they will stall you faster than anything. one thing is the artificial sugars. they can triger insulin responces. the best thing to kick start is to be very pure with your diet. I have not read all the responces in this thread but i will try. so forgive me if i have stoeped on toes that have already talked about this .

Sue

I just peeked back..Barb you need to post your foods to see where you are having some problems. One big things is when you have low carbed before it will take a week or two befor eyour body kicks back in gear and loses the weight. and be srue to drink atleast 0.5 os of water for each lb of weight. that is very important. there are several other things that i can suggest but let see your diet first.

Jennelle_Leigh
12-27-2001, 06:42 PM
Will check out the diary on fitday - had never heard of that site till now (Thanks!!)

Oh 'n for gosh sakes - don't pull your hair out 'cuz I'm sure that you'll lose weight before it were to grow back all the way *LOL*

Love,

Jennelle

Baby Blue
12-28-2001, 02:04 PM
Hi everyone,

Today to my suprise I got on the scale and lost another 2 lbs. Yippee!! this will make it a breeze to get through nexted few days. I did go shopping last night and got my DH a large bag of M&M's and Hershey Kisses, but not to worry I dont have much of a sweet tooth..I am more of a bread, rice, and potatoes kind of girl.

I took everyones advice signed up on Fitday last night. I have to admit that I was not to into it in the beginning. But after logging all my food for the day I realized that this could be a very useful tool. So I am going to stick with it.

Have a nice weekend !

BARBARA ANN

225/218/130

Jennelle_Leigh
12-28-2001, 03:05 PM
Dear Barbara Ann,

That is just wonderful that you lost 2 more pounds!!! *doing the happy dance with you* :-) Great job - keep up the good work!

I also signed up at Fitday but haven't looked around there too much yet - maybe I should do that today and try to familiarize myself with it a little before the 1st, huh?

How's everyone else doing? I hope good!

Love,

Jennelle

lorelei1
12-28-2001, 06:29 PM
Hello all, I am sorry that I have been away. I wanted to log on but I am sick=some sort of stomach virus so I haven't eaten much-what a way to lose weight, huh?

Hello to all the new people! I hope we can all achieve great things on this challenge-lets make a vow that even if and when we slip along the way we will keep checking in to get back on track-I know I will!

I will try to write more later tommorow if I feel up to it=my tummy is killing me!

lorelei

velvet
12-28-2001, 07:03 PM
:spin: :wave: :spin:

Dear Barbara Ann,

Your 2 lb loss is * * * GREAT * * * . Congratulations. Hope you'll be able to sent me the same msg a few days into the new year.

Sounds like the lo-carb works really well for you. I feel really deprived when I have to limit mine too much. I do better when I cut down on calorie and fat gram intake. I still try to be aware of the amt of carbs I eat, but too much of a cutback makes me crazzzzy!

I went into fitday also. I think that will be very good for me. I do better when I record my food intake. I've done that before, and it was VERY beneficial. :) I also like that they show how many calories are being burned. It'll be a good tool, I think. Thanx, Susan Taw, you :angel: .

I'm doin' OK, Jennelle. Fighting depression all the time these days, it seems. I just discovered that in the change from one pharmacy to another, my thyroid meds got lost. :cry: It could have been up to a year that I haven't taken it. :eek: So, after the first of the year, an even BETTER reason to get checked out at the Dr's as I begin the weightloss!

Good luck to everyone, as we soon get into the swing of things like Barbara Ann!

:wave:

Velvet

PS: Lorelei, I'm soo sorry you're sick. :( Feel better soon. . . .

simplystefani
12-28-2001, 08:56 PM
Hello There!!!

I thought I would say hello out there since there are many interesting people in this thread who like me -- has a goal for the New Year. I know it is very cliche to start in the New Year, but I guess in my opinion, I'm thinking of it as a fresh start. I'm actually starting on Monday, which is techically the 31st anyway :) hee! But nevertheless, I want this to be a new year for me of a lifestyle change -- new outlook, new positivity, new focus, new eating and exercising habits. A new start overall! I know that there are a few new people starting out and if anyone out there is seeking a buddy to chat with a few times a week I could use the support of a new friend. My name is Stefani and I currently weight 260 lbs on my short 5 foot 4 frame. I have about 110 lbs to lose and am doing so through all the stuff we know we are supposed to do. I am also a member of TOPS. Hope to hear from someone out there! xoxo STef

Jennelle_Leigh
12-28-2001, 09:16 PM
Hi Everyone!

Lorelei, I hope you get to feeling better (losing weight is good but not 'that' way!) Yes - I think we should do that ... make the commitment that even if we should slip and falter along the way, that we will still KEEP GOING and help to keep each other going as well (Great idea!!)

Holy Cow, Velvet - that's unbelievable that your one med got lost and for something that important too! Yes - get your butt to the Dr. after the 1st as soon as ya can 'n get started back on it. That is important!!!

Welcome Steph!! I'm so glad that you joined us on here *HUGS* When I started this thread, at first there were just Velvet and I and then Lorelei and along the way, we've picked up many other wonderful ladies and I'm so glad that you're here now too. :) Maybe we can all get on here once in awhile for a chat (I've never chatted on this place so don't know - can we all chat at once or is it a one on one chat?) Just wondering! Anyways - that's a great idea 'n once we get going, maybe we can all exchange chat names like for AOL and stuff, what do ya all think?

Love,

Jennelle

Jennelle_Leigh
12-28-2001, 09:27 PM
Okay - there were quite a lot of posts on this one so I went back to the main 100 pound page and started a new thread for us and called it: January 1st Challengers ..... I'm not sure that is what we are supposed to do or not but I guess I'm moving our conversations over to that thread now (is that what we're to do once we get quite a few posts on a thread?) Hope so *LOL* Anyways - come on guys, follow me over to the other one :)

Love,

Jennelle Leigh

Floridafied
12-28-2001, 09:49 PM
This club will be perfect for me and has come just in time - thank you, Baby Blue, for steering me in this direction:spin: Like a lot of you, I have been praciticing, preparing and planning this week. I am also going to keep a small pocket calendar with me to record blocks (from The Zone diet - much like WW points). It's a bran new calendar, so I guess this is why I'm waiting 'till the 1st to officially start. I have a treadmill also. Would anyone want to record miles with me. It could be fun. Posting weights and measurements might be OK if I could get past the embarrassment. I am so open for anything that will keep me accountable and I can't wait 'till the first. Best to all. Cindy

Jennelle_Leigh
12-28-2001, 11:16 PM
So glad to have you here :-) I moved the thread to another one under 100 pounds club ... look on main 100 pounds club page and then under: January 1st Challengers for our new thread I started. *HUGS*

Love,

Jennelle Leigh

lorelei1
12-29-2001, 01:07 PM
Hi Jennelle! I will look for you over on the new thread!
see ya!

lorelei