100 lb. Club - #142 - Walking the walk

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01-07-2002, 04:55 PM
Hi everyone!! Starting a new thread since the old one was at 2 pages.

My weekend didn't go as well as planned. I exercised on Saturday and then promptly pulled a muscle in my calf. Still hurts, so the exercise is on hold. I did OK with the eating. I haoping to see some results on Wednesday when I weigh in.

It's been exciting to see al the great threads that have been started up lately.

Hope everyone is doing well!

01-07-2002, 09:54 PM
STaying OP today for day 7!!! WHOO HOO I made it through TOM start so i know i will be good for the rest of the month (even for neices birthday!!!)

01-08-2002, 10:51 AM
Good Job Sue!! 7 days is awesome, and through TOM. Good job! Keep up the good work!

01-08-2002, 12:48 PM
Morning all, how is everyone doing? I've been really good these past few days. Everything seems back on track and going to stay there. I started walking at the mall for exercise, they open earlier 3 days a week for people just to walk around. Mostly seniors, I think there was a few others my age but not many, I saw one other woman with her baby in a stroller. It is mostly too cold out now to take the baby out for a walk at least how long I want to go out. I would usually be out for an hour and that is too long no matter how much I bundle him up. It is supposed to be a little warmer tomorrow so hopefully we can get outside for a walk. I've also been riding my exercise bike and doing some stretching. I need to start doing some weight training soon, that is my next step.

Sue - congrats on your 7 days! and through your TOM too, that is usually when I start snacking like there is no tomorrow!

Sandy - hope your leg is better and you can exercise again soon.

Take care all, have a great day!

01-08-2002, 12:58 PM
I usually hit the rocks during TOM It snuck up on me so I have no idea how I did it!!! :dizzy: :lol:

Going strong today so fat it is too early to boast of day 8 so i will wait till later today.

I did exercise hard today elliptical for 30 min 450 cals and weights hard effort for 45 min!!

01-08-2002, 02:11 PM
Today I brought my lunch, but I had to run an errand. The whole time I was gone, all I could think was that I was going to run by McDonalds and get a fry. I am back at work and proud to say that I did NOT go by McDonald's. It's a small victory, but I think it's going to take one small victory at a time. :D

01-08-2002, 03:47 PM
Wasn't sure which thread so I copied my reply to this one too!! Sorry

Hello Everyone!!

I don't know if anyone remembers me. It's probably been a year since I've last visited.

I haven't really had a chance to read all prior posts so I'm gonna just try to catch up as I go on. Not sure if I know most of you or not. Looking
forward to knowing you all.

Brief summary:

-weight problem my entire life. up down up down

-7 years ago lost 75 pounds and was done to 175.

-Bam-got pregnant-gained 45-had son and gained and gained and gained and gained.

-joined ww and starting posting here around 2(?) years ago-lost 20 or so-got discouraged and stopped.

-saw a therapist and recognized the "eating disorder" (complusive overeating and depression)

-past year talked and talked but never acted

- I think something might have clicked I hope so anyway! i JOINED A GYM TODAY!!!!!!

Since I obsess over food, whether I'm eating out of control or dieting, I'm trying a different approach. Thought I'd try to excercise and try to get in shape and if I'm less stressed I won't binge as much!!

Anyway, this is one of the few places I could share my excitement. Not many people understand how hard it is for someone over 250 pounds to
join a gym.

Can't report the weight yet. I have not been weighed in. I go Thursday nite to work with a personal trainer and set up my workout.

Keep your fingers crossed for me

Hope to check in soon.

01-08-2002, 05:49 PM
Willy - welcome back. I know what it's like to come and go. I think that exercise is a big part of this whole thing. Good luck!! Hope to hear more from you!

01-08-2002, 06:41 PM
Congrats to you for passing up the
McD's fries (which are soooo delicious).

01-08-2002, 07:26 PM
Sandi, you have my congrats as well for passing up McD's!! I love their fries too, and practically everything else they make!!

Willy - nice to have you back, hope we see more of you around here, congrats on joining the gym, it's a great positive step.

I've been snacking my face off for the past couple of hours, nothing really horrible, some carrot sticks, low fat graham crackers, and finally I got into some left over Skorr bites that we had around Xmas when I was going to make cookies with them but decided not to because I'd probably be the only one eating them. Luckily there wasn't all that many left so they are definately gone and I won't be buying any more. It is my TOM coming up though I know that shouldn't be an excuse. After the chocolate I decided that I'd better get my rear in here and get some moral support. Just posting and reading other posts helps out a lot. Well I'm going to go hit the exercise bike now and work some of that chocolate off. Take care all, see you tomorrow.

01-08-2002, 10:39 PM
Over did the fat but still sayed under 2000 cals Just bearly!!! and did stay under the cal burned area.

DAy 8 OP for me!

Welcome back Willi and great on passing the fries HHHMMM I wonder what is on my mind!!!

01-09-2002, 05:19 PM
Well another small victory for today!! I was in the kitchen at work and the peanut butter cups were calling my name, but then I said "NO!!!" and am now drinking a V8. Yahhhhh. I think my weight loss today was pretty motivating!!

Sue - 8 days OP - Great job!!!!!

Jen - Your snacks were sooo healthy, (skorr bites don't count, it was just a few!) Did you work that chocolate off??

01-09-2002, 11:21 PM
Hello Darlins, It has been a nasty week the old pseudo tumor has caused me endless massive headaches. It is attempting to get back to me even as we speak....This is not a fun thing!
I have been OP 6 day's I will not claim that today as I did have one onion ring which means I am not totally OP today. Schwans has the best Vadila onion rings! I made them for the family and fully admit they are my super favorite things. Usually I cook and then serve and leave the area but today Hubby wanted to talk to me and I lost the battle. I know to leave and should have just done so. Oh well. As you all know I have been gone for a couple of months and was afraid to climb on the scale after all that time , Holidays and over two months of TOM. I did before I came back and was stunned and delighted to see I had gained but only 6 lbs. Which is a lot but for me that was a miracle unto itself. I was so afraid I had gained back 15-20 which has occured before now.

I have sneaked a peak and while weigh in is Friday for me I have gone from the 308 last Friday to 304 two more lbs and I will be where I ended here several months ago. I knew I made the right decision. 302 was where I had lost too. My weight loss was I had started at 340 and had lost 38 lbs. While I will register my weight loss this week I will not count it until it drops below 302. After all it is only relosing what I had gained back. This time I shall get below 300 and soon too! I am not so desperate this time and must keep from that attitude. I get jimmied up everytime I get all desperate. Once I am below 300 my short terned goal is 289 what I weighed when I Married my Hubby nine years ago. * Wedding picture in the profile section.

Anyone heard from Lee? I haven't even recieved response fffto my e-mails and am frankly concerned.
Love you all
PS. Still shelling pecans, when done I will have shelled 199 pounds of pecans. These nails are a mess!

01-09-2002, 11:48 PM
Hi all. Got my TOM today, but I didn't get the massive headaches that I have gotten the past 2 cycles, knock on wood that I won't get them either. I would normally weigh in tomorrow but with my TOM I will postpone it til next week as I can easily gain 5 lbs with water retention and that would be really depressing to see!

gbo - I'm really happy to see you back! I was looking through the pics yesterday and was wondering where some people have got to, you must have been hearing my thoughts! A 6 lbs gain isn't too bad especially over several months, I gained 5 lbs last month!!

Sandi - sadly no I didn't get to the exercise bike, I think the baby got to fussing just then and I never got back to it after that. I have been keeping up with my walking though, at least 3 miles 5 or 6 times a week. Congrats on saying NO to those PB cups, what willpower!!

01-11-2002, 01:13 PM
OOOHHH IT is hard to walk the walk!!! I so want to just go out and eat a whole bunch of junk right now!! I know that i would regret it but i sure would like to do it!!

Go girls you all are on a roll!!!

01-11-2002, 01:56 PM
I was a very bad girl. I was at my parents house for the evening (Had to watch the last survivor and the new ER!!). Dad made spaghetti, which I had accounted for...but he also made his famous sourdough chocolate cake with buttercream icing. I kept saying that I wasn't going to have any, but when the peices were served, I caved. And did I have a small piece, no way, you should have seen this thing. So this morning, I'm thinking about having breakfast with the king (Burger King) because of course I blew it last night, that's typical me, I'd have done bad until Monday. But I have been totally OP today. I CAN have a treat and stay on my plan!!!!

For those on the ATKINS, there is a chocolate bar called carboLITE that has 0 carbs. It's sold at Walgreens, it tastes just like a real chocolate bar. They are smaller, but 0 carbs!! For us WW folks, they are 3 points, but that's better than a real chocolate bar. Beware, they are pricey - $1.29 a pop!

gbo - Oooh! I love onion rings!! Maybe you've said before, but why are you shelling so many pecans? You'll have that pesky 6 lbs. off in no time!!

Jen - With all that walking, so you think you still need the exercise bike? I'd be pretty proud of all that walking. I started step aerobics on Wednesday, I'm hoping to do that 5 - 6 days a week.

nasus40 - Were you able to resist your junk attack?

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I need to be strong, the weekends are terrible for me!

01-11-2002, 02:08 PM
Sandi - yes I want to do both the walking and the bike while I can, with our Canadian winters there will be days when I won't be able to get outside with the baby at all so then I want to be in the habit of biking as well. Stay with your healthy eating and don't feel guilty for having a treat. There is nothing wrong with that as long as you don't make a habit of it every day. It doesn't mean you have blown it by any means. How is the step aerobics?

Got a killer headache this morning, finally got rid of it after taking some tylenol#3 but I feel a bit woozy. Have a great weekend all.

01-11-2002, 04:11 PM
Hello all,

I have been bad at checking in with you guys. Here is what my year has been like.....

Here is the short of my bad week

Saturday before new Year--Mom and I were in a car accident. We are OK and baby started to kick immediatly. The police officer told me if I would have been wearing my seat belt I would have been in the hospital. So I was lucky.

Sunday--good day nothing bad happened just had a major headache from the accident.

Monday--Around 1:00 in the afternoon my grandmother passed away. She was 78 years old. We met at my parents house until around 9:00 that night. Went home and brought the new year in in bed alone. I was so mentally exausted that I slept all night with my 4 year old boy.

Tuesday--Was a good day but very empty feeling inside of me.

Wednesday--I was so busy. I had a chiropractors appointment and a doctors appointment. The doctors appointment went good. Baby's heartrate was between 124-130. I lost 4 pounds in the last month. My youngest daughter had to come home from school early. She ended up with headlice. I think she got it that day in school because she has short hair and we would have seen the eggs in her dark brown hair.

Thursday--We went to the funeral. My little guy was just crying so hard and sobbing. He was telling me he will miss his great grandma. I just held him and cried with him. I reassured him she was in no pain.

Since then I have been having to find daycare because my old daycare provider has backed out on me. It took this last week but I found one. Now I have to figure out how I am going to get them to daycare for a week becuase they can't ride the bus.

I have had a little swelling in the hands and feet because of all the stress I have had but it is better today. I hope to get back on track in more ways than one next week. I am finding it harder and harder to crawl out of bed in the mornings. I don't know if that is a baby thing or not. Well I would make some individual posts but I think it is time to get back to work and post again later.

01-13-2002, 10:40 PM
Oh Tamara It sounds like you are having a hard time. {{{{HUGS}}}} glad to hear from you though!!!

I am soing good here a bit low on the food this weekend so i have to eat more!!! (sounds like fun!!!)

01-15-2002, 12:51 PM
Walking the walk... and, boy is it tough... stubbing my toes plenty, falling flat on my face and spread eagle on the ground more times than I care to admit to... but I'm getting up (taking the obligatory quick peek around to see if any one saw me) and moving forward.

Still canít believe I actually managed to get my fanny back into the gym this week (for the first time in a loooong time). Yep, I may be covered in bandages at this point, but I'm limping forward, by golly.

Slow and steady wins the race (even if we have to drag ourselves over that finish line).


01-15-2002, 02:55 PM
Doing great we all fall falt on our face Kath!! I have dirt pernamently imbedded in my teeth to prove it!! but slwo and steady is the answer and as long as you keep the general momentum forward you will do just fine!!

I am working on day 15 OP

01-15-2002, 04:46 PM
LOL, Sue! We'll keep hanging in their... dirty teeth, broken nails, stubbed toes and all. Thanks for the encouragement. And major congrats on the 15 days OP! You are an OP goddess, girl!


01-16-2002, 04:23 AM
Sue, Kath - sounds like you two have the right idea! 15 days op? Wow.. sounds like a dream to me. :)


01-16-2002, 12:45 PM
I am trying to increase my weights and did a great job today.

Hopefully it will give my fat a good kick in the rear and get it moving!!!

Chelle one day at a time is the only way to go. you are off to a great start! (said while picking the dirt out!!!)

working on day 16!

01-16-2002, 11:20 PM
Well... somehow, I'm still doing the walk... Did my exercise today, so that's 4 days OP for me! I weigh on Friday, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Slow and steady...


01-17-2002, 02:08 AM
well, its been a while since i posted last. things are going. we found out week before last that dillon will eventually have to have a complete valve replacement in his heart. :cry: i thought it was all over with and i hate seeing him go through all this. but growth wise he is doing very well. he is up to 38 pounds and is 38 inches tall. he has a cold right now (the first since his surgery in June...and that is very good). bryleigh is doing great. growing like a weed. she is up to 10 lbs 7 oz and is 21 inches long. i think she's gonna be a short fat one like her mama. :lol: she is an exact replica of me when i was a baby. same birthmark in the same spot and everything. she started rolling over a couple weeks ago and smiles and laughs now. she is sleeping about 9 hours at night too.

i, on the other hand, have not been doing too well. after having bry and by the time she was 2 weeks old i was down 40 lbs... 16 pounds below pre pregnancy weight. i went for my 6 week check up last week, actually 7 weeks, and i had gained 20 of it back. so i have 4 pounds to go again before i am back below my pre pg weight. i was so disappointed. :(

BUT i think i am ready to make the committment... finally. i think all i have been doing all this time is talk. i need to start taking action. i had a pretty good day yesterday. eating wise wasn't so good but it wasn't bad. exercise, or what i consider exercise, was great. today was not so good either way. i need to get some major poundage off by april. i know i can get some off but not what i want to get off. i am thinking about joining weight watchers online but i don't know if i can afford it right now.

i hope you all are doing ok. i am sorry that i dont have indiv posts for you all.

01-17-2002, 06:20 PM
Hi all! I finally have gotten life slowed down after the holidays, so I am back to my posting. A little later than I had planned, but back nonetheless. There are SO many new faces! I wish I had time to leave a message to each and every one of you. Time is limited these days, however, so I am just going to jump in the middle of this boat and start posting individual replies later, if that is okay. Just know that I am looking forward to getting to know all of you. To all of my old friends, I am happy to "see" you! I hope you are doing good. I've missed you all!

I've got my motivation back, but not necessarily the way I wanted to. My department went to lunch at Steak & Ale for our good work reward. A co-worker was sitting across from me, and made a remark about the amount of bread I was eating, saying that I would "find it later". At the time, I thought that he meant that I had dropped something down my shirt, as I am prone to do. Wasn't until half way thru the meal, after some comments he made to the girl sitting beside me about how much food she had on her plate (this girl in no way has a weight problem, by the way) that I realized he meant I would find it when I stepped on the scales. Needless to say, I didn't finish the hamburger I was eating, which I didn't need anyway. I ate half of it, and left the other half and the baked potato on the plate. After I got back to work and bawled my eyes out for 2 hrs (TOM didn't help), I felt better. But I realize that the only one who can do anything about it is me. No one forces me to eat what I eat. It is up to me. I will lose weight, but because I want it, not because of some jerk. So I am drinking my water and trying hard to be good. The scale showed 293.5 today. I want to be under 290 by the end of the month. That is my goal. I have 2 more weeks. If I can keep this one little goal, maybe it will get me my motivation to keep going further.

Okay, okay. Enough of that. Been good so far today. I've had an apple and an orange, and I am trying to up my water. My biggest challenge will be dinner. That is when it gets me big time. I have a hard time reversing it and trying to eat more during the day and less at night. I've always been backwards, being able to go all day with hardly anything and then losing it at night. This is a bad habit of mine that I have to break.

Well, now that I have rambled and confused everyone to no end, I will sign off. I hope everyone has a great day. Good luck!