WW Clubs and Groups - 8/19 - 8/25 *Good luck this week girls!

08-19-2007, 08:48 PM
:coffee:Hey everyone! It's a new week! Just wanted to wish everyone well! Hope you had a great weekend!

08-19-2007, 08:59 PM
Hey there! I havd an ok weekend - worked both days!

I posted some pictures of myself in another thread if you guys want to take a look:


go to the end and yuo will see them :) I'm also attaching two here. One in january of 2003 when i was pretty large (with my grandparents and one of my brothers) and another taken some time last month (I had lost about 43 pounds at that point).

08-20-2007, 08:28 AM
Lori - that is FABULOUS!!!!!!! You look amazing! That is such motivation! I can't wait!:dancer:
Today is WI - I'm hoping for a successful week! I stayed OP and even got some walking in 4 days last week. I feel really sore and tight across my back though - must have slept wrong! Or maybe it's PMS:shrug: OR MAYBE.............. I'M JUST GETTING OLD! lol

Have a great day everyone! Off to work I go!

08-20-2007, 08:34 AM
PS - Lori - thats some pretty amazing art on your arms! My daughter (20) has a big beautiful butterfly on her leg! I'll show her yours tonight!

08-20-2007, 09:50 AM
Thanks Jeanne!

Today is my 9th day in a row of working. 3 more days... then I'm taking Friday off and SH and I are going up to Vermont for the weekend. I can't wait! We go up once a year and I LOVE it up there. We even donate to some of the local Vermont charities, since we go to them when we are there. Like the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, where they rehabilitate raptors (owls, hawks etc).


We visit every time we go up. We also go hiking, visit the local brewery, and stay at the same inn. The inn has an irish pub inside of it, and this weekend is the 35th anniversary of the pub, so they have a really good irish band coming in for the weekend. No worries about driving, we just walk upstairs to our room :lol: That is all Friday night, and Saturday night we are going even further north in the state to spend the night with friends at one of their cabins. Should be so much fun and I can't wait!!!!

08-20-2007, 09:55 AM
Good morning everyone. Hope if you don't mind if I jump in here. I used to post here a fair bit a few months ago but things really slowed down over the summer due to everyone being so busy and I wasn't really posting either. Seems like there are a few new people so hopefully we can keep some momentum going. At one point it was like Misty and me just having our own private forum!

Anyway for those who don't know me I am 39 years old, married and have a little boy who will be 6 next month. I work full-time night shifts as a RN. I've been overweight pretty much all my life not really ever losing any significant amounts of weight. I was on Meridia for about 3 months but stopped taking it because dh and I decided to try and have another baby. Unfortunately I gained back all the weight I had lost (predictably) but then I wasn't really doing anything else to keep the weight off.

I'm feeling lately like things are so spinning out of control. My weight is approaching an all time high. My work uniforms are feeling tight and I just feel like I have no energy to do anything. The weather seems to be cooling down finally and that is always good for me because fall is my favourite season. I think I will have more motivation to do stuff because it is cooler and I don't feel so stiffled by the heat. I really need to start exercising again, I have equipment just gathering dust in the basement. Today I am going to start journalling again, even though I hate it but I know it works to help curb my eating. It is so out of control, last night I was pigging out on strawberry oreos and they don't even taste that good. It was just mindless, bored eating.

Anyway I will come back later and post more, I hope to get to know all the new people better!

08-20-2007, 10:25 AM
Hi Jen! I had lost weight before and reached goal, only to get lazy and gain it back. The thing that got me motivated this time was that DH and I wanted to TTC. Then I found out I had some serious health issues, so it has been a while since I went back to WW (over a year trying to lose this weight again!), but I'm almost at goal and it feels great!

Are you still TTC? Because if you are, I think you should be trying to maintain, or maybe try to lose and put off TTC - I read it isn't healthy to lose weight while TTC (wasn't as obvious to me) or pregnant (obviously).

08-20-2007, 10:45 AM
Well considering how much I am overweight losing might actually help with TTC because being too fat can also hinder TTC just as much as being too thin. Adopting a healthier lifestyle can only help. I'm not planning anything radical, if I actually ate the number of calories I am supposed to eat and exercised even lightly I would lose weight and I'm quite certain would not hinder TTC. Would probably help in many ways not the least giving me some energy to actually work at TTCing! Also I know some women (from another web site) who have lost weight while pregnant, not working at it consciously but because of adopting a better way of eating they just naturally lost weight and had healthy babies. Wouldn't that be something to have a baby and not have to worry about losing the weight gained while being pregnant?!

08-20-2007, 03:13 PM
It would be great :) I know that doctors don't recommend doing that though unless you are overweight. I'm so close to not being overweight, that I was told they would still want me to gain the normal amount (25-35lbs). So guess I have losing the weight to look forward to again at some point in the future :lol:

08-20-2007, 09:12 PM
Hi all!

WELCOME BACK JEN!!! I've missed you!

On the weight lose and pregnancy thing I didn't exactly lose weight while pregnant, but being as overweight as I am I didn't have to exactly gain either. At a healthy weight they say up to 30 pounds of weight gain is good. While preg with DS I ate healthier and while I gained over all I went back to my 6 week check up 9 pounds less than my pre-preg weight. You are right about not trying to ACTIVELY lose weight during pregnancy. While Lori is right with her weight gaining is a must. Those of us further from goal, have some wiggle room. Not sure on the whole TTC end of it, but just adopting a healthier lifestyle won't hurt I'm sure.

I'd like one more, but three seems like too much.

I had an ok week last week. Not 100% eating wise, but no pop at all. I lost 1.5. Dh and I had a knock out drag out fight this weekend. Instead of binging I went to bed. So that is a plus.

How'd WI go Jeanne? Thanks for getting us started this week!

Lori-GREAT PICS! Such an inspiration! And your art is amazing. I have a small butterfly, but I am thinking of adding to it when I get to goal. Not much. I'd like the word Grace, it's kind of my new mantra, but I don't want people to think it's a name.

Well, I better get going. Have a great night ladies!

08-21-2007, 09:00 AM
Hi girls! I am down 4.3# for a total of 10.1#!!!!!!! I'm so stinkin' excited!

Misty - Yay on your 1.5 - thats great!

Jen - Welcome back! Good Luck with TTC! Thats sooooo exciting too! It seems like forever since I was talking about babies and small ones! It is kinda making me sad! lol! Just kidding..............But girls........don't blink, those babies will be 20 years old some day!!!! Did I mention my Jessica is going to be 20 in two weeks!!!!!!!!!!!! Time flies! Next - I "could" be a grandma!

Lori - just a couple more days and you'll be on your way to Vermont! Have fun!

Have a great day girls - Talk to you later!

08-21-2007, 11:00 AM
Congrats Jeanne and Misty on your loses! I am down 2.2 since my last official WI. Of course, I normally go Saturday morning and I went on Monday night. Still happy with the results, and changed my ticker to reflect my "official" WW WI weight instead of my scale at home. Can't wait for my vacation in a few days!!!

08-21-2007, 08:11 PM
I hope you have a great trip Lori! Great job on your loss!

Way to go Jeanne! You should be excited!

08-22-2007, 07:54 AM
Morning girls!:coffee::coffee::coffee: have a great day!

08-22-2007, 08:58 AM
:lol: Jeanne I needed my coffee this morning too!!! :coffee:

2 days until vacation!

08-22-2007, 09:05 PM
Hi all!

DH is out of town so the kids and I ordered pizza and rented movies. They've never rented movies before so that was neat for them. DH isn't one to watch them so we haven't rented anything in like 6 years.

I ate too much pizza but I think I'm ok on points. Plus I didn't buy any pop!

Have a great night

08-23-2007, 08:03 AM
Hey girls! Just my daily check-in! Today DH and I are going to Presque Isle Downs to do the slots! Wish me luck! lol!
Misty - good job at staying in your points range when you ordered pizza! We order pizza out probably once a week and it is a killer for me because I love it. Since I started my diet we order a smaller one and then get two salads as well. So I try to fill up with the salad and then only stick to one piece!

Well, Have a good day everyone!

08-23-2007, 08:32 AM
Well gals, seems like I have to get rid of all my LARGES because they don't fit anymore - too big. It actually feels kind of weird because I'm still a couple pounds shy of being at a healthy BMI (this morning was 165.4 on my scale, and highest for healthy BMI is 164). Or are most people mediums entering their healthy BMI range? Maybe this is a question for the support group or the maintainers. Either way, I'm psyched about it!! :)

08-23-2007, 08:53 AM
Lori- THAT dersreves the slimmin' sistas famous 21 nanner salute!



I think you are right probably some of the ladies and gents over in the maintainers board might know the answer to you ?.

Yeah I am pretty excited about staying OP yesterday! I love the salad idea! Not buying pop was a HUGE victory for me. Plus, yesterday we had 20 kids at the daycare and it sounded like 120. Our florescent lights were flashing and my head was killing me. I really wanted a Pepsi, I wanted the caffeine for my head and the sugar buzz to get my through that last two hours. Every time I went to get water there they were in my face. But I didn't buy one!

Have a great day everyone! Today my youngest turns 3. Am I happy? Am I sad? I'm like an emotional basket case LOL 3 is the best age!

Oh and I got the speech job part time, and told my boss at the daycare I'll take any hours after preschool that I can to work in the daycare, so I can work full time between the two jobs. DH says we can't afford a house b/c I don't work full time. However my parents and best friend both have nice houses and together they make as much as DH and I or maybe slightly more in the case of my best friend b/c her husband does side jobs under the table as a contractor. But he was also laid off for over 6 months and had no work and they still managed. So if he wants to blame me for the state of our finances then I'll work full time. So we'll see how it all works out. I am frustrated with the guy at this speech job, school starts on Monday and they haven't trained me at all. I don't see why my certification matters in training it's not like I am working with kids yet. I don't even know where my room is in the building or how they do billing, how their IEPs work if I am required to attend IEP meetings. I hate waiting on other people.

08-23-2007, 09:15 AM
Misty - :bravo: on avoiding those Pepsis! Who does the finances, you or your husband? I do them, and DH used to ask "Can I spend money on xxxx?" and we did away with that. We both get allowances each month now for whatever we want to buy. That includes food when he is on the road for work. I tell him that counts. He can always bring a turkey sandwich or PB&J in the truck with him. No excuses there! Maybe you should start taking more of an active role in your finances? Also, just because other people make the same amount, they might not have as much debt. That is the case with us and others. We have more debt, so there are less things we can do. But congrats on the job! I hope you like it :)

08-23-2007, 09:37 AM
Congrats Lori, Jeanne and Misty on your losses this week. I seem to be bouncing up and down with the same 2-3 lbs and it is hard to find a weigh-in day because of working shifts. Anyway today I want to start doing some cleaning up in the basement. We have all this space down there and it is just being used for storage. It is really unlikely that we are going to be renovating it within the next few years, longer if we have a baby so might as well take advantage and still make it into useable space. Plus all my exercise equipment is down there so I'd like to make it all a bit more user friendly.

What I so hate about being overweight is that it is such a visicious circle. I have no energy because I am overweight but I'd get more energy if I wasn't overweight and I don't have the energy to exercise! Also I overeat because I am overweight so I just get more overweight.

Yep being overweight can affect fertility as much as being underweight plus it makes it that much more difficult being pregnant and increased risk of gestational diabetes and high blood pressure which will both negatively affect the baby's and mother's health.

Anyway have a great day all!

08-24-2007, 01:10 PM
Hi everyone! Misty - yay for the way the jobs worked out and great job on that soda challenge! Make a stand on that house if that is what you want! Your rent can be your house payment!!!! And there are great rates out there that you may even be able to get a smaller house payment then your rent! Good Luck!

Lori -YAY YAY YAY! I can't wait to get rid of my XXL! You are definately motivation for that! Good Job! Have fun this w/e in Vermont!

Jen - I totally know what you mean! It is a viscious cycle! Hey that extra space with your excercise equipment in it - Great idea - get in there and make it "your" space! Add a candle and some "pretties" or a poster or something - just to make it a little more inviting - maybe that will help get you down there to use that equipment! I have just been thinking about doing that myself in some "unused" space in my basement! I'd like to buy a treadmill!

Have a nice day everyone!

08-25-2007, 10:52 AM
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!:dust:

08-25-2007, 12:25 PM
Hi all! Have fun on vacation Lori!!!!!!!

Jen-I was just thinking about that cycle this morning! My feet are killing me b/c I am overweight, I'm also really tired. I need to suck it up and get moving. Good luck with the basement!

DH does our finances. I got tired of him criticizing me for how I did it. We've incurred a lot more debt recently. Our van payment is a killer and we have two more years. I had it back in the shop yesterday. I was so excited to get it when we bought it and I have been regretting it since.

We don't actually pay rent. My FIL owns this dump and if we weren't here it would just sit empty. SO we used to pay the gas bill and give him $400 a month, he never asked we just paid it. Then when we got the van he asked us to give my SIL my tracker and finish the payments out in lieu of rent. So my SIL got a free car. Then we put in a $5,000 corn burning furnace and we buy all the corn, so the gas bill is now minimal. It was over $900 a month. Plus, DH does farm chores and he makes the diesel fuel for the farm which saves my FIL a chunk of cash in the summer. We pay for stuff like fencing, tractor parts ect when we happen to pick them up when we're in town.

I know we need to quit buying crap and start saving. I'm going to be working full time so that will help.

Well my laundry is buzzing I better go!

08-26-2007, 10:21 AM
OIC!!!! Misty - my ex and I lived on their family farm - tons of similiarities! I say no more!!!!!!!