Support Groups - That 70s Show -- On Our Way to Losing 70-ish Pounds 8/6-8/12




sockmonkey70
08-06-2007, 07:07 PM
Hope ya'll don't mind me starting the new thread :)

Please check in with:

What's your weigh-in (if you care to share):

How'd you do on last week's goal (and remind us of what it was):

What's your goal this week (it can be anything you choose):

What have you learned so far in your weightloss journeys:


sockmonkey70
08-06-2007, 07:09 PM
What's your weigh-in (if you care to share): 193.5

How'd you do on last week's goal (and remind us of what it was): Just my usual calorie goals and exercise. Did well with my calories, but missed a day of exercise.

What's your goal this week (it can be anything you choose): Not to have an "off" day

What have you learned so far in your weightloss journeys: That anything is possible, no matter how improbable.

hotmama2three
08-06-2007, 08:58 PM
What's your weigh-in (if you care to share): 215 (-2)

How'd you do on last week's goal (and remind us of what it was): I was out of town, but my goal if you can call it that was to not gain too much.

What's your goal this week (it can be anything you choose): less computer time (sitting on my butt, getting snacky) & more activity

What have you learned so far in your weightloss journeys: That weight loss doesn't always fit into a formula, however keeping at it will eventually bring results.


Ethereal
08-06-2007, 10:12 PM
Thanks for starting the thread, Mary. :) We were unexpectedly busy at work today and I didn't have time to even log on to the site! :( I apologize.

What's your weigh-in: 206 (up 3 lbs)

How'd you do on last week's goal (and remind us of what it was): I met my goal of exercise 6 out of 7 days. 3 days I did 35 - 45 minutes of cardio, and the other 3 I did 25 minutes of weights and 20 minutes of interval cardio.

What's your goal this week: Same as last week - 6 days of exercise. This time, however, I apparently have to add that downward movement on the scale is a requirement! ;)

What have you learned so far in your weightloss journey: Changing your life to a healthier one isn't as painful (and unflavorful!) as I'd always assumed. :)

2Fat4myJeans
08-07-2007, 08:39 AM
What's your weigh-in (if you care to share): 202 (up 2 lbs). - I think from my weekend of self-indulgence. :mad:

How'd you do on last week's goal (and remind us of what it was): I did pretty well not eating after 7, I think I made it 4/7 days which is huge for me. But I'm realizing that it's not so much the snacking after 7 than eating between 3-5:30 (when I get off work and when we eat dinner). I need to stop snacking so much after work.

What's your goal this week (it can be anything you choose): No snacking between after work and dinner time. I brought snacks with me that I can eat at work before I go home in hopes of trying to curb my out of control eating behavior! Also get down to 199.

What have you learned so far in your weightloss journeys: That I don't need to deprive myself of certain foods because it only sets me up for failure. I can enjoy the food I love in moderation - now I just need to learn moderation! ;)

sockmonkey70
08-07-2007, 02:39 PM
LOL Anna. Moderation gets easier I PROMISE!

hotmama2three
08-08-2007, 12:24 AM
Hmmm, I wonder where everyone is? :wave:

2Fat4myJeans
08-08-2007, 09:14 AM
I'm here, I'm here! Work has been kind of busy. I am also starting on a new birth control pill (Yaz) and it's been messing with me... I've been teary, sad, and a bit anxious this week, but hopefully soon it'll pass. :p

Well I got a pound off already from my weekend indulgence, but I'm still frustrated because I'm pretty much back where I started. I feel like saying "but I've been to this number before!" It doesn't seem fair, haha. I'm really struggling this week, though. I just feel like giving up. A coworker wanted me to go to Wendy's with her yesterday, and I did turn it down and went to the gym instead, but it was really hard. Sometimes it just seems so much easier to stay fat!

katallan
08-08-2007, 09:30 AM
Good Morning everyone!

Sorry I was absent yesterday. I had a checkup at the doctor's office. My blood pressure seems to be getting lower as my weight decreases. But it is still high. :( Hopefully the next 20 pounds will get it into a normal range!

As for the scales, the official doctor's scales say I am down to 182:carrot: I just hope this steady weight loss continues! I do not handle plateaus very well!

Now for the stats :

What's your weigh-in (if you care to share): 182

How'd you do on last week's goal (and remind us of what it was): Exercise - I did good! Menu planning did well 5 out of 7 days.

What's your goal this week (it can be anything you choose): Exercise more than 4 times this week. Get my hair and nails done! I think I deserve a reward:D (Plus the gray is really starting to show and the color job is way past due! :o )

What have you learned so far in your weightloss journeys: I can control my emotions and not let them push me into a food binge! I can eat healthy and include a few indulgences :devil: and not throw myself off the wagon!

Here's to having a great day!

2Fat4myJeans
08-09-2007, 09:28 AM
Way to go, katallan! At least your blood pressure is getting lower and not higher..that's something to be proud of!

Well yesterday was almost a blowout for me.... we went to Schlotzky's for dinner and I ended up ordering one of their gourmet pizzas, though I didn't eat all of it, which is a good accomplisment. Afterwards, DH and I went on a 1.5 hr-long hike which burned off that pizza! I was extremely sore when we got home, but I am down another .2 lb this morning. Somehow I stayed within my calorie range yesterday. :carrot:

How is everyone else doing? Tomorrow's Friday... :woohoo: Anyone have any big plans for the weekend?

2Bthinagain
08-09-2007, 10:12 AM
What's your weigh-in (if you care to share): Still not looking, sorry.

How'd you do on last week's goal (and remind us of what it was):
Didn't do so well. The last 2 weeks either we've been out of town or someone has been here. Then I had 5 days all to myself in the house which was depressing I was not motivated to do anything.

What's your goal this week (it can be anything you choose): Water, water and more water.

What have you learned so far in your weightloss journeys:
I have learned that I always think I can put things off until tomorrow. I am not putting in 100% effort. I am not putting myself first in my life. I have a new Dr appt for next week with a long list of questions. So what have I learned? I've learned that this will be hard work, it's not easy for anyone. I have learned to step up and take better care of myself, not just for my kids but for MYSELF.

sonie
08-09-2007, 10:26 AM
What's your weigh-in (if you care to share): 203 (went up!) YIKES

How'd you do on last week's goal (and remind us of what it was): not so good w/ no soda. I have decided that diet is okay, and only one a day. Now I need to get away from the wine coolers and popcicles.:o

What's your goal this week (it can be anything you choose): loose a couple pounds.

What have you learned so far in your weightloss journeys: it is alot easier to gain, than to loose. :mad:



Sorry I have been slacking in the posting. It sounds like everyone is doing great with their workouts. WTG!!!:cp:

I spent all last weekend paining the inside of my house and I still not done. (I am so sore.) Have a big get together this weekend, so I need to get it completed. Saturday night, my legs were having muscle spasims and I was thinking.....hmmm... if I could train my brain to do this, I could work out in my sleep. hehe

I am trying to take my multi-vit every day and now that the weather is cooling off, walking w/ my kiddos and dogs everynight. The full time job is taking away alot of free time, so I am not making it to the gym. (But need too.)



2fat~ it is way easier to stay overweight.... but think how great all that "junk" food will taste when you can eat it w/o the guilt. Stay strong.

2b~ Great mind set. We do so much for everyone else... it is easy to not take care of us.


katallan~ Great plan. maybe there should be little rewards at the end of each week for when we stay focused. :D

sockmonkey~ Hey girl... need a new connection w/ your traveling pants. How is that going?

Happy Wednessday! ~Sonie

sockmonkey70
08-09-2007, 01:46 PM
I don't know what happened to the traveling pants. People seemed so interested and then it just kind of disappeared :(

katallan
08-09-2007, 03:30 PM
Afternoon everyone!

Our little group seems to be getting smaller! We want our weight to get smaller, not the group! :) Hopefully everyone is just too busy to post or out of town!

For those of you that are here -

Sonie - Glad to see you! Painting does give you a workout.:carrot: I liked the part about working out in my sleep! I think we all wish we could do that!

2fat - Don't give up! I know it is hard but you can do it! I feel so much better since I am 20 pounds lighter. Fitday realy makes me keep up with my calories. Just the thought of posting that I ate more than my 1600 calories keeps me from a major binge. I have gone over, but nothing major. Are you journaling?

2B - I got to this point when the dr. told me how high my blood pressure was. I go in two weeks to get my blood work done. ( yes I have put that off too) I bought a t-shirt the other day that says "It's all about me". I think sometimes we forget about ourselves and focus on everyone else in our life.

sockmonkey - sorry the traveling pants hasn't worked out.

Later!

Ethereal
08-09-2007, 06:26 PM
I'm here, but a bit despondant due to working so hard last week and then gaining a lot of weight. Very bad timing with the TOM, it hit me with a masterful stroke that really brought me down the last few days. I went from 203 last Monday to 206 this Monday, after exercising 6 days and eating less than 1500 calories per day.

Today I'm down to 201.6, but it doesn't feel like it. I haven't exercised once this week due to letting the weight gain get to me; I've convinced myself to take one week off from scheduled exercise for an attitude adjustment, to give myself a break because I was expecting too much from last week. I need exercise to be a habit, not something I NEED to see immediate results from. I also think my muscles could use a small break - they are still sore if I stretch them, due to the weight training I think.

Another blow to my will to exercise is that I've gotten more interested in the Long Hair Forum than 3FC (awful, I know!), so the motivation I get from this site has waned. I hope this is just temporary, because I love the community and the amount of support to be found here, as well as the feeling I get helping others out. My diet is still spot-on, thanks to FitDay. Phew. :)

I hope I can be back and supportive to everything you all are going through, soon. As down and distant as I am, I'm still excited about starting this semester at college with you all with me, as I've never dieted/exercised in all the (many) years I've attended college. It will be such a wonderful change, and I can't think of any other people I'd rather share it with.

Stay with us! This is a great group, and I know we can all really help each other through this new lifestyle adjustment period. In a few months we'll be sharing before-and-after photos and laughing at how hard it used to be, well on our way. I know it. :)

2Bthinagain
08-09-2007, 09:50 PM
Ethereal - This IS a great group and even though I've made practically NO progress, I do have high hopes and this thread of That 70s Show is my one and only true support base. I can't lose you guys! I need all of you!
Each of you have brilliant things to talk about and are very encouraging. We all have ups & downs and none of us are perfect. We all have a very common goal and we will have to pull each other and help each other up this hill and down the road. When the going gets tough, the tough get going right?

Katallan - I want that Tshirt! Does it come in 40DD ??? LOL

Sonie - you and the soda & popcycles! I love the same stuff! I have found flavored water that I like better than soda. But I need my 60 calorie popcycles too. I am trying the sugar free ones, not as good but 60 calories isn't so bad, if I did my work out that day, oh and do squats while I eat them! LOL

2F4jeans - good for you & doing the hike, bonus points for quality time with your husband!

Sockmonkey - I thought it was a great idea too. (Traveling pants), my problem is I probably do not know my true size. I have ONE pair of pants in an 18. About 6 in a size 16, and the rest are 14s or 12s (and probably out of style by now!). The sweats are XL, or 1X. So I don't know my true size. I just got ticked off when a pair of size 18 jeans at Old Navy didn't fit. I refuse to buy another size bigger. Then a clerk found a pair of 18s that did fit, just a different cut. If I ever out grew my one pair of kaki capri / cargo style 18s I'd love to send them on. It's really a great idea. I thought I was big at 191 in a size 16. Ugh, the funny things I dream of.

hotmama2three
08-10-2007, 02:02 AM
Hey Girls!! We can do it, we can do it! It just takes time and commitment over the long haul.

I know how frustrating it is to retread pounds lost, I do it constantly. It is frustrating, but I try to tell myself it's normal, my normal anyhow. All my adult life my weight has fluctuated so why should dieting be any different.

I've had an upsy daisy week already. Monday I was 215, Tuesday, 214, Wed. 213, Today 216.5!!! Whatever, it happens. Not to say that I'm not disappointed, but we just can't let the scale get the better of us. I shrug and keep on going. I began earnestly exercising in January and my weightloss comes to approximately 1 pound a week.

But, I rarely lose 1 pound a week. Some weeks the scale won't budge downward and then whoop off 3 or 4 in a week. Then comes the bouncing back and forth for who knows how long before i drop again. Sometimes I think I ate too much to lose but I do anyway and other days I think I did great and nothing or worse still I gain.

The only, and only constant I've noticed with my weight loss is if I'm stressed the numbers tend to work their way up and if I get more sleep (difficult to do w/ 3 kids) than the numbers work down.

My Mom spent a couple days with me to help me with the house, God bless her she is a wonderful woman, but I was captive to housework (I hate housework). And even though I hardly ever sat down to the computer cuz it irritates her I still jumped up on the scale. Will see how the rest of the week plays out and hoping the numbers work themselves out.

I guess my point is, hang in there and keep on working on your daily habits. Every day is a clean slate and a chance to get it right.

--Sherin

2Bthinagain
08-10-2007, 08:59 AM
Okay gang, I have also had the problem of going down down down then one day for no reason it goes up and it makes you want to throw the scale out the window and go eat some junk food.

I have a challenge....can everyone stay off the scale for 14 days???
Hmmmm? Anyone?
If you are up for that challenge I'll do it with you.

katallan
08-10-2007, 09:13 AM
2b- LOL! No, the shirt only came in a large! I bought it even though it doesn't fit me. I have hung it over the scales so I can look at it and say " I am gonna wear that soon!" We will call it my motivational piece!

Ethereal - Glad to see you!

hotmama - I would love for my mom to come help me clean! But a lass, she doesn't like to clean or cook!:( But I do know what you mean about being a captive when mom's around. Mine drives me crazy( love her dearly though) cause she expects me to drop everything ( including work) and do whatever she wants. That would be good if she liked to shop, but it usually involves work of somekind! ( yard, stripping furniture, painting, etc.)

Hope ya'll have a great day!

katallan
08-10-2007, 09:16 AM
2B - I am a scale junkie! I can try for 7 days. I have to weigh in at the doctors office on the 16th. But I will do my best not to weigh at home!

2Bthinagain
08-10-2007, 09:39 AM
Katallan - I have a dr appt next week too....okay we'll try 7 and work our way toward not looking for 14??? I've heard that Dr Oz and others say that you really shouldn't check every day...but it's so hard not too.
I haven't checked in a long time, not since I got mad about eating bday cake!

2Fat4myJeans
08-10-2007, 09:43 AM
Hi everyone, I've been around... I started a new bc pill this week and it's really taking it's toll. :( Poor hubby - I can't stop crying and just in this general funk. It's only been one week and I can't decide if I want to stick it out for the rest of the month and see if it gets better, or quit and go back to my old pill. I have been really irritable and impatient, which is not like me at all. Not sure what to do...

Ethereal, I know how you feel. My first week, I jumped from 200 to nearly 204. I am back down to 201 now but it really bummed me out - that was my first week back of exercising solidly for 5 days and really watching what I was eating. This week I have not been so great with the eating but I've lost 3 lbs. Like you, I want exercise to have instant results, and I want instant gratification from my hard work. I know the old addage is "it took a while to put it on, it'll take awhile to take it off," but the truth is, I feel like it doesn't take a whole lot to put it on! ;) Seems like it takes much more effort to take it off, haha.

The scale is so fickle... I always promise myself I won't weigh in until a certain date, but I can never resist!

2Fat4myJeans
08-10-2007, 09:44 AM
Okay gang, I have also had the problem of going down down down then one day for no reason it goes up and it makes you want to throw the scale out the window and go eat some junk food.

I have a challenge....can everyone stay off the scale for 14 days???
Hmmmm? Anyone?
If you are up for that challenge I'll do it with you.

Oh heck yeah!! I will do the 14-day scale challenge! Shall we start on Monday?

2Bthinagain
08-10-2007, 06:49 PM
Sure we can start Monday....I will have a Dr appt one day next week, maybe I should just close my eyes and tell her not to tell me?
I just made up my list of questions for the doc, a million questions! UGH.

sonie
08-11-2007, 07:55 PM
I'm all for the no weighing in.... I hate the scale...psssttt... I think that mine is a liar anyway. Hehe

I am so sick of trying to get that darn thing back below 200 and when I go up, I DO eat the crappy food. I am trying to focus more on energy level and that the pants are feeling looser. It seems that maybe the "incredable shrinking machine" is finally broken... or something.

Even though I haven't had much success on the wight loss part of this, I feel so much more empowered because others are fighting this battle with me. It is so darn hard to kick the habits of snacking and laying around!

You will be pleased to know that I have actually started walking with my kids and dogs in the evenings instead of just talking about it.

I just subscribed to the "Shape" mag. and there was a great statement in it a new NIKE ad:

"IF YOU WENT RUNNING WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED THINKING ABOUT IT, YOU'D BE BACK BY NOW.":running:

How awesome is that mantra??? Anywho.. I liked it and it has given me some "get up and go."

Chat later... Sonie

sockmonkey70
08-12-2007, 06:34 PM
Oooooh I am scared of the scale challenge! I weigh EVERY morning, and sometimes night too. Can I still do my official weigh in on Monday, then start? I really would like to try...though I KNOW it will be super hard!

Had a bad week with food and no exercise, I guess I will see in the morning exactly HOW bad the scale says I was.

2Bthinagain
08-12-2007, 09:05 PM
"IF YOU WENT RUNNING WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED THINKING ABOUT IT, YOU'D BE BACK BY NOW."

I love that! I also love that magazine. I wish I could walk more with my kids, but it's been as high as 100 here even higher with the heat index, even in early eve. hours. I haven't worked out in 2 weeks, it's so easy to make excuses. Mine are a mile long. I know I haven't posted my weight in forever, I promise in 2 weeks I will!

hotmama2three
08-13-2007, 05:08 PM
Hey Girls, I know the new post is up (thanks Ethereal!) and I will be posting there, but just felt I needed to reply over here first.

2B, I love the idea, but don't know if I could last 2 weeks as I weigh myself almost compulsively. I will try to go one week for starters. =)

Katallan, thanks for the sympathy; sounds like our Moms are very similar, they want us to get busy doing things we rather put off. Heehee.

Anna, I get weepy too or in a funk like you said sometimes too. And a frustrating weigh-in can definitely contribute.

Sonie, I too wish the weight would hurry up and go already. If I let it, it would frustrate me to no end.

Mary, I didn't do great this past week either - and I was home to boot - oh well, this week we will do better.

Have to go for now, will see you all on the other thread.