100 lb. Club - Accountability/Planning/Menus November 19-25

11-19-2007, 12:14 PM
Need some accountability? This is a great place to get it!

11-19-2007, 12:19 PM
Hi everyone! Ever have one of those mornings when everything you touch goes bad. That's what is happening to me today. The good news is, I am keeping it all in perspective, it's nothing important (thank goodness)--just irritating stuff. Well, the skunk smell that I woke up to at 3am is pretty important, but the good news is hubby seems to have that all taken care of now...except for my car--it still smells a little skunk-y.

I will NOT let all of these little things throw me today. I have packed my lunch and will eat what I brought from home. I will go to the gym right after work. Dinner is leftover whole wheat pasta w/ roasted veggies (it was SO good last night!) so I can relax when I get home--yippee!

Hope everyone is having a good day!

11-19-2007, 12:57 PM
Good day everyone!!
Sorry about the bad day Mj :hug:
I had another bad weekend, food wise, but I exercised and I went hiking for 2 hrs on Sunday, only the scale will tell on Wednesday .. I may have to to do what I read another poster saying, just be happy right now with mantaining, and after the New Year continue on loosing. I am accepting it and not giving up, I know I can loose the weight,and I am not going to stop .
I had to take hubby to work @ 4:30 this morning, and then I had to see a performance at my dd school @8:00 in the morning, so I only got 45 minutes on the elliptical in, and am ok with this.
Bkfst. was a banana, honey with steel cut oatmeals.
lunch was..... or is.. smoked salmon with 2 okra bugers and hummus( no bread)
dinner...... salad with tuna or eggs....
snacks.... fiber one bar, yogurt,
I can do this today.

11-19-2007, 01:08 PM
Hi chicks! I did okay over the weekend except indulged a little Saturday night with a small piece of cheesecake. Otherwise on plan though!
Today Breakfast was an open faced turkey sandwich with spinach and lowfat provolone.
For Snack I had a hardboiled egg and some V8.
Lunch will be leftovers from last night - chicken breast, stewed tomatoes and zucchini, and 3 bean salad.
I'm planning taco soup for dinner with salad, and I'll have an apple and a latte for afternoon snack. Yogurt for a bedtime snack.

mj5, gotta love those days when you don't have to cook!
cheryl, now that the holidays are here, I am not going to worry much about losing until the new year either. I will keep trying and if I do I'll be thrilled, but if I maintain that's okay too. I've got 2 lbs. to go to Christmas goal, so hopefully I'll be able to manage that. Anything else will be icing.

11-19-2007, 01:29 PM
Back down to 280.5, hopefully I won't screw anything up and will be on my way down to 279 tomorrow!

11-19-2007, 01:29 PM
MJ5, sorry about the bad start. Hope it improves.
Cheryl, a 2 hour hike! That’s great.
Bravo Rakel!!!

I had 2 spoonfuls (1 cup maybe) of cheesy potoatoes yesterday, but caught stopped myself from eating more. I then had the last bite of pie my dd left on her plate when I was cleaning up. I wanted to open the fridge and eat the last half of the pie, but I didn’t. I decided not to guilt over it, but rather to focus on my success of not eating more. I’m just not going to do it again right away.

11-19-2007, 01:54 PM
Hi again!

Cheryl--I think that other poster has some good advice. You can do this (we all can) and will do this (we all will--together) and sometimes something has to give a bit!

Schmoodle--Good for you! Yea, I LOVE leftover days! I mean, I really enjoy cooking when I have the time, but it's really nice knowing all we have to do is heat it up!


Missy--Congrats on being able to stop yourself!!!

Thanks for the support! The good news is I am not letting myself get overwhelmed or lose perspective (who is this person?!)....normally I would totally lose it over these stupid little things--but that's all they are! Life is too short to get all upset over these little things. I am trying to apply this to my work stress too....I can only do so much (easy to say right now).

Have a great day!

11-19-2007, 02:20 PM
Had a pretty good weekend, but I am still stuck at my current weight. I'm not too worked up over it because I know I'm doing some good, healthy stuff now and it will work out at some point. I feel better, clothes are fitting good, and the kids and I are having so much fun working out together. I would love to see the scale move, but it will come when it comes.

MJ - Good for you not letting it get to you. It gets irritating with those little annoyances! I'm trying to not let work get to me over the next 2 days. I am so much looking forward to a nice long weekend!

Rakel - Good job on the weight loss! Woo hoo!

Missy - There's your victory! You stopped yourself and didn't make it worse. That's the good thing!

Schmoodle and Cheryl - It doesn't make much sense to make ourselves completely unhappy over the holidays, so I think I'll join you with being patient about losing weight. Maintenance is probably a victory when you consider the holidays!

Have a great day, everyone!

11-19-2007, 02:28 PM
Oh man, I don't know how I'm goign to make it through Thanksgiving guys... I have been solicited to make some fudge... and my fiance's mom alone is bringing 2 pies. It's going to be difficult to stay away when the whole reason we're getting together is to eat! :o I think I will just take teaspoons of everything, lol.

11-19-2007, 03:17 PM
B-Fest-I had 2 pcs of sourdough bread with yogart butter spread

lunch-Chicken with Rice soup, half an avacodo, and a serving of Cottage dbls ( cottage cheese with fruit )

supper-prob soup again.

11-20-2007, 05:57 AM
Good Morning! I have no idea why in the world I am awake so early, but I couldn't see staying in bed tossing and turning, so here I am!

Diane--It sounds like you are doing great! I know that soon you will hop on the scale and see a big loss! I am looking forward to a nice long weekend too!

Rakel--You can do it!!!

Rhonda--How was Disney?

Nicole--How are you?

Laurie--How's the knee holding up?

I did go to the gym right after work. I did modify my planned workout--I was running late and my knee really hurt. I only did 30 mins of cardio, but the 'old' me would have skipped it altogether, so I am glad I did something.

Have I mentioned that my hubby is wonderful? He knew I was having a bad day, so he made sure the house was picked up, he fixed my jacket when I got home (one of the 'little things' was when I stopped for coffee, I put my car keys in my pocket and zipped it shut only to zip part of my coat in the zipper! Of course it couldn't have been the pocket w/ my work keys!! Anyway, I was able to get it open enough to get my car keys out at the store....The other good news is that last night it was cold and windy (never thought you would hear someone wish for that would you?!) and that got rid of the skunk smell around our house!

Today is another busy day at work---full of meetings. I am going to the gym right after work and then have a few errands to run on my way home. I probably won't have time to check back in until tomorrow, so have a great day!

11-20-2007, 08:51 AM
Good Morning all!!
Thanks for all the great advice!!
I am up 2 lbs( this is not my weigh in day), and maybe this will shake me up enough to stop what I am doing. I know 2 lbs are nothing to beat myself up about, so I will stop this and not gain more. I am going to exercise soon, and eat right. Bkfst........ steel cut oatmeal, honey, banana...
lunch...... dr praegers veggie hamburger with tomatoes
dinner. tuna...
snacks....... fiber one bar, oranges, rice cakes.....
I can do this today.
I got to go exercise... have a great on plan day!!

11-20-2007, 03:04 PM

It's about friggin time. I hope I can keep up this momentum!

11-20-2007, 05:21 PM
Good job Rakel! You are doing so well!!!!!! Awesome.

I'm not so good today.... Pizza Hut for lunch.... I'll get back in gear for the rest of the day, though.

11-20-2007, 06:55 PM
Hi Everyone! I've been doing some lurking and trying to pull myself together. The trip to Disneyworld was exhausting! Its so much different going with my family than going with a group of middle school girls. And, I didn't do so great with staying on-plan. We had meal vouchers for each day that were included in the cost of our trip. Of course, the meal vouchers were for the quick serve "restaurants" with fast food. Anything remotely on-plan had zero taste and was totally unsatisfying. Of course, my all-or-nothing mentality kicked in and I went totally off-plan. I ended up gaining 1 1/2 pounds this week after maintaining for two previous weeks. I am very discouraged with myself right now. I've been struggling for the last month and can't seem to get it together.

MJ - Sorry to hear that your knee is still hurting. How soon will you know if the shots are working? My knee really gave me big problems on this trip. All day Friday and Saturday, I was hobbling around the parks and rubbing Aspercreme on it every 4 hours. Then, Sunday, it did'nt hurt at all. I really don't understand what's going on. I would think it would hurt worse by Sunday.:dizzy:
Cheryl - Sorry to hear that you also had a bad weekend. And, really sorry to hear about the two pounds today. I'm thinking that I might have to settle with maintaining, too, but, I'm having a hard time doing that. I havent lost anywhere near what I'd like to lose this year. I'm going to keep trying, but consider it a 'win' if I can at least maintain.
Schmoodle - you are doing great! One small piece of cheesecake is no big deal.
Missy - Great job of stopping with 2 spoonsfuls of cheesy potatoes and one bite of pie.
Diane - Its great that your kids will work out with you. That must be so motivating. I just asked my daughter (11) if she would re-consider walking with me 3 times a week. She still refuses to do so. You are so blessed to have your children's encouragement.
Rakel - Congratulations on making it into the 270's! :carrot:

Hope everyone is enjoying their evening. I'll check back in tomorrow. No more lurking and pouting...I promise.

11-20-2007, 08:11 PM
Hi Everyone. A little late today, but better late than never.

For Bfest I had 2 pieces of sourdough bread with yogart spread, for lunch I had a lean cusine, and now for dinner I plan on having squash soup.

Snacks-I had a handful of yougart covered raisons, and after dinner, I will maybe make some popcorn and pop in a movie.

11-20-2007, 08:35 PM
Hi! I only have a few minutes, I just needed to vent! Tonight I did not go to the gym. I just could not push it. My knee really hurts. I am going to have to try to make the time to call the drs office tomorrow. I did go to BJ's to get a few things. I spent a little more $ than planned, but it's ok all stuff we use. When I got to the car I checked the balance in our acct and it was MUCH lower than what it should have been. As soon as I came home I check on line--triple checked my math (not my strong suit!)....finally realized that my bank has deducted my mortgage check and another check twice--same check number listed twice. This totals a substantial amount of $. I am relieved that it if 'found' and probably and honest mistake somewhere along the line at the bank, but now one more thing I have to deal with tomorrow. The good news is, I printed the info out, so I will have it all in front of me when I call the bank. Ok, I need to take the dogs out and then sit down w/ my ice pack...not so inviting now that it is cold!

Rhonda--Wow, a group of middle school girls--you are extra, super brave! Ok, so you went away and went off plan. Now you are home and can get back on track. I know you can do this! It can take 6-8 weeks to tell of the injections worked. What I am wondering is, were they supposed to make it worse?! If I have time I will call the drs office tomorrow, it hurts SO much more than it did pre-injection--feels like there are little grains of rice rolling around under my kneecap! As if I didn't have enough trouble under there already! I am sorry that your knee is acting up again. I hope it eases up for you soon!

So, is anyone braving any stores on Friday? Not me! I picked up a couple of movies (hubby works in retail so he has to work....I will be lounging w/ the dogs!)

Have a good night!

11-21-2007, 08:03 AM
:Good Morning all,
Rhonda... I am sorry you are struggling, but don't give up, I am not!!! I know we can do this!!!
Diane.. I am sorry about the knee and the bank problem.
:goodscale I am back down the 2lbs that I gained, so I don't get to post a gain or loss, but will take this. My kids are home, and I am baking sweet potato pies today:). I have tweeked them alittle.. I am using low fat margarine and low fat milk... I am making 3.. I will be giving away 2 and keeping one for the family for tomorrow.. I am going to exercise when the kids are up and then eat breakfast ,, and I might go to this gym to check it out, I got a coupon for a 30 day free pass, I figured it might help me kick butt a litle.
bkfst....... steel cut oatmeal, honey and a banana..
lunch...... veggie burger...
dinner......... 2 corn tortillas, ff refried beans, ff sour cream, and maybe a sweet potato
snacks....yogurt, fiber one bar, orange.
I can do this today.......
Everyone have a great on plan day!!!!

11-21-2007, 09:59 AM
Well everyone, I am off work today! Soooo happy!!! I need to get a lot done, though, so I can't just lounge around... which is what I would like to do! I'm just glad to be away from the dramas at work for a few days! Most of the time I find it entertaining and amusing, but lately, I have found it all irritating. You know how it is, there are a few people who can't seem to function unless they have something going on in their lives that they can whine about.

The kids and I went out last night again and walked. Then we played volleyball and basketball. I told them that we may not get to do it as often over the next few days, but I think we'll try to go out anyway tomorrow at least. My parents come in to town today and I don't want to leave the minute they hit the door, so we won't go today. I have to tell you a funny story. I have been trying to get just a little running/jogging into my walk time. The other day, I "raced" my son back to the car. I had the feeling he was playing me and could have won easily. Then, last night, he told me that we needed to race again. I said ok, but as we were running, he said, "You've got this Mom! You own it!" I laughed. I guess he was playing me!!!! He's awesome with his encouragement of others, and at age 11, I am proud of him!

Glad to see you back, Rhonda. I know it is always a struggle, isn't it? It is either having the great highs of losing and being on plan or getting discouraged and fall back a few steps. Hang in there, work through it one day at a time and remember how good you felt when you were on plan. You'll get it back! No more lurking!!!!! We miss you!

MJ - Sorry about the knee. I hope you can get that worked out! It must be so frustrating to have that issue!

Cheryl - I've never made a sweet potato pie, but it sounds good! My Mom is bringing a pumpkin pie and I'm making a cherry pie (my husband's favorite!).

Hope everyone has a great day!

11-21-2007, 10:46 AM
Good Morning, 3FC Friends!

Well, I'm back on-plan today....the day before Thanksgiving. Kinda funny.:) Hubby said "just wait until Monday," but I can't. I need a loss for Monday's weigh-in. In the last 4 weeks, I've had two gains and two maintains and I'm feeling very discouraged. The only remedy is to jump back on-plan and get going again. I plan on having a small piece of pie tomorrow, but I will not stuff myself. Moderation is my plan.

Diane - Your son is awesome! I'm sure you did own your running!
Cheryl - So glad those two pounds took a hike!:carrot:
MJ - No shopping for me on Friday. I absolutely despise shopping in crowds. I usually take a day off in the middle of the week to shop. The crowds aren't bad at all on weekday mornings. We will probably hang our Christmas lights on Friday. I'm so excited! This is our first Christmas in Georgia and in this house and I have so many fun plans for decorating. Sorry to hear that your knee is giving you so many problems. Hopefully, this is just temporary.

Hope everyone has a great on-plan day!

PS....CC, I miss you!

11-21-2007, 11:00 AM
Good morning chicks,
I'm disappointed in myself this morning. I so wanted to eat clean all the rest of the week so I wouldn't have to worry if I overindulged a little tomorrow. I've also got a birthday goal that I don't think I'm going to make, but I was so close it was still maybe possible. I did fine on Monday, then last night DH decided it was time for a visit to the Chinese buffet. He and the kids love that place and I give in about once a month so they can get their fix. There's really nothing on-plan there for me (and the food isn't that great anyway), but I usually have the egg drop soup, a big plate of the garlic green beans, and a couple of teriyaki chicken skewers. I let myself get too hungry last night, so I also had a Mo Shu Pork Pancake and a coconut macaroon. Still not TOO bad, but I was still hungry when I got home for some reason, so I made some SF cocoa, but ended up on the couch with that AND a bowl of chex mix. I think I have put too much pressure on myself this week and just snapped - Thanksgiving, wanting to make the birthday goal, and it being the week before TOM when I always want to EAT anyway. Okay, so lesson learned - no more Chex Mix in the house ( I had gotten it for DD's lunches, thinking I could resist it), and readjusting my goal to just maintain this week. There is still plenty of time to make my Christmas goal.

Okay enough whining. I will be on plan today, and I'm going to spend my lunch hour walking the track. That and lots of water to wash out all the salt, and the slate will be clean.

Slashni, your son sounds really sweet. I've got an 11YO DS, it's a great age. I am working today, but at home, and things should be quiet. I hear you, I'd love to lounge, but I've got my to-do list, and anytime now, I'm going to start working on it!
hellokitty, looove sweet potato pie! I'm making a pumpkin custard though, and sweet potato casserole. Hope to get some things made ahead today.
mj5, no stores for me! I am an online shopper as much as possible! I really don't get the black Friday things. I bargain hunt year round and get better deals than the ones advertised for BF. And who could enjoy getting up at 4, waiting in line, and having to fight the crowds. Crazy!:shrug: I am a little behind on the Christmas shopping this year, but all I need to do is spend a little time online this weekend and I'll be golden!
congratulations Rakel! I know you've been waiting to see that number!
Hi borntofly!
Rhonda, I've missed reading you! Glad to see you're back.

Okay food today, just grabbed a hb egg and some turky lunchmeat for breakfast, along with V8 and a latte.
lunch, I'll finish up leftovers, taco soup and bean salad, I guess
dinner, turkey kielbasa, sweet potatoes, and salad
snacks, an apple, raw veggies, hot cocoa, yogurt

Off to start on the to-do list! Have a good one chicks!

11-21-2007, 01:17 PM
Hang in there Schmoodle! Sometimes our loved ones unintentionally sabatoge our efforts. I have been living off 0 point Progresso soup for a day and a half! I have some extra WW points saved up for tomorrow. My weakness is my Mom's oyster stuffing. OMG!!!!!!!!

11-22-2007, 10:23 AM
Happy Thanksgiving! I am actually glad to be going to my sister's house...I will bring home some turkey for sandwiches tomorrow, but won't have to deal w/ all the leftovers! Don't get me wrong, leftovers are great--love the not having to cook for days benefit of them, but having that much yummy stuff in the house...not a good thing for me!

Yea, no shopping for me either--maybe some online shopping, that's all. I will go grocery shopping--Friday is a great day for that! I picked up a couple movies so that dogs and I can lounge.

I didn't call the drs office yesterday about my knee, it was so busy at work. I am thinking that maybe I will 'baby' my knee this weekend--rest, ice, maybe break out my knee brace--it probably fits my leg better now! and see what that does for it. I am SO sick of this!!!! I am hoping that once it settles down from the injections it will be better.

Cheryl--I think it was you on another thread that said you were making spinach stuffed portabellos. Would you be willing to share how you do that? I LOVE portabellos. Did you go check out that gym?

Diane--YEA for being off work!I totally hear you on the drama! I work w/ someone who totally thrives on the drama....it makes me tired listening to it all the time! Good for you for getting out w/ the kids! Sounds like a lot of fun for you and them! Your son sounds like a great kid!!!

Rhonda--I am going for moderation today too. I am also planning on one piece of my mom's pumpking pie--minus the crust--I don't like pie crust, so at least I'm saving some calories there!

Schmoodle--Sounds like you have a great plan for getting back on track! You can do this!

Katmeow--enjoy that stuffing!

I'm w/ Rhonda, CC where are you?

Have a great day everyone!

11-22-2007, 10:30 AM
:thanks2:Good Morning all,

I ate so so yesterday, had a nice slice of Sweet potato pie.. I know I am going to be off plan the next 2 days, will accept it and know I will do better.
I just finished exercising, and putting the turkey in the oven, I am making some steel cut oatmeal for breakfast, and will continue cooking soon.
bkfst ... oatmeal, honey, banana
lunch... tday meal... roasted veggies( brussel sprouts, parsnips, carrots, potatoes, and sweet potatoes..., stuffed portabella mushrroms( spinach and feta cheese), and a nice salad... family will be eating turkey with this, and some rice and tortillas .
Dinner will probably be more veggies, with salad.. sweet potato pie..
snacks... yogurt( ff), and orange ...
I can do this today..
I may not be on plan, but I don't have to go off the radar.
hope everyone has a great day!!

Nope didn't go to the gym yet, going to do it tomorrow, I don't celebrate xmas, so won't be shopping, so I will check out the gym
Spinach-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

4 large portobello mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup reduced-fat or regular sour cream
1 10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and
squeezed dry
1 cup crushed seasoned stuffing
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty foil; coat the
foil with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Remove
stems from mushrooms; set caps aside and chop stems.
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chopped
mushrooms and onion. Cover and microwave at 50% power
for 1-2 minutes or until tender, stirring every 30
In a small bowl, combine the eggs and sour cream. Stir
in the spinach, stuffing, feta cheese, garlic salt and
onion mixture. Spoon into mushroom caps. Place on
prepared baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Sprinkle with
Parmesan cheese. Bake 5 to 10 minutes longer or until
mushrooms are tender and cheese is melted. Serves 4.

11-22-2007, 08:51 PM
Well, I didn't do as well as I hoped today, but with all things considered, I didn't do too badly either, and I don't think it should set me back any. We did take some leftovers, only because money is tight and free food is free food. We didn't take a lot though, maybe enough for 2 or 3 meals. If I eat again tonight, which I probably WON'T, but if I do, I'll just make a small salad.

Anyway, if 1 was a total disaster, shoving anything and everything in your mouth and being completely stuffed and in pain, and 10 was being a total angel, no bad-for-you foods, I was probably a 7. I felt full, but not "release the top button of your pants and groan the rest of the night" full, and actually, we started eating around 2:30pm, it's 7:46pm now and I'm still satisfied, but I don't feel like I could never eat again.

Whereas last thanksgiving... I'm pretty sure I was probably a 3 on my little scale. And I did have a few sweets, but I didn't go totally nuts (usually I'll feel like I can't look at anything sweet and the thought of chocolate makes me feel a little sick), but I tried a ITTY BITTY sliver of some pie. There was a cheesecake but it was cappicino so I really wasn't tempted by that at all. I snuck a few bites of other people's desserts just so I wouldn't serve a plate of my own. I still ate more than I should have, but like I said, I don't think this should set me back at all.

Tomorrow, I'm getting right back on track with my exercise and may have some of the left overs but only for 1 meal. Tonight I'm just going to relax and enjoy the rest of my holiday! I hope everyone else (USA citizens anyway) has enjoyed their thanksgiving!

ALSO the scale said 278 - 278.5 today, and at the get together my fiance's sister in law asked me if I had lost weight ... but she said it in kind of a way where she was really hoping I was otherwise it would have been a sensitive subject and she'd feel embarrassed, lol, but yeah I told her I had lost about 30lbs and she was like, "WOW!!" So yeah that really made me feel good! :D

-- Rakel

11-23-2007, 07:45 AM
I didn't do as well as I had hoped yesterday, but I didn't do terrible either. I drank lots of water, so that helped. I cut the slice of pie my mom gave me in 1/2 (even after I asked for a small piece--I was still given a really big one) and I did not bring any pie home...even though my mom's pumpkin pie is one of my favories (well, the filling anyway). We did bring some turkey home--which will make some yummy sandwiches today.

My sil was trying to convince me to go shopping w/ her at 4am just because she has never gone before. No thanks, not for me!!

If the weather is ok later, I am going to get groceries--we got some ice and snow last night....I may get the ingredients to make cheryl's stuffed mushrooms--they sound really good and I seem to get stuck in a rut--cooking the same things over and over...

I am off from work today and the whole weekend, so I'm sure I'll be around a lot!

11-23-2007, 08:36 AM
Good morning all,
I didn't do too well yesterday... too much sweet potato pie, and pecans :(, I knew it was going to happen, and am over it. I am going to exercise this morning, and then go walking around 10 am, to help get this ill feeling in my stomach gone. The pie is out of the house and I am going to be on plan today!!!
Exercise-- 40-45 minutes on the elliptical, some situps, leg lifts, bends ect.. and some weight lifting.. and walking.
bkfst... steel cut oatmeal, banana, honey
lunch... veggie burgers.. with hummus
dinner veggie soup
snacks.. yogurt, fiber one bar, carrot juice( I am going to make some fresh juice )
I can do this today!!

11-23-2007, 11:46 AM
Argghhh.. I blew it yesterday too. The oyster stuffing and gravy, and the wicked sweet potatoes with pecans did me in. I had seconds on both. And I am fairly sure the mashed potatoes I ate had tons of butter and sour cream. Throw in the yeast roll I had with butter and I think you see the disaster that was my supposedly well planned day.

And tomorrow night we are going to a fish fry!!!!!

So today, I had an apple and naked cream of wheat for breakfast.

Lunch will be leftover crudite veggies and 0 point Progresso soup

Dinner will be a jerk pork tenderloin sandwich with mango slaw (surprisingly only 230 calories).

No dessert for this girl today!

11-23-2007, 01:32 PM
Well, I'm a little confused by my scale that can't seem to make up it's mind. I stepped on it 4 times and it said 279, 278.5, 278 and 279.5. Does anyone know why my scale keeps doing this? Could it just be that I need to put in some fresh batteries? It makes it so hard to guess how much I really weigh, but I usually just go down the middle, which in this case would be 278.5, which is around what I was yesterday so no real gain or anything... but this digital scale is driving me nuts! I tried to step on our other analog scale and it was more or less saying I was around 275, but I don't trust that one either!

11-23-2007, 02:04 PM
It could be water weight fluctuations during the day. Mine sometimes varies almost 2 pounds depending on fluid retention, food I have eaten etc...

11-23-2007, 04:43 PM
It could be water weight fluctuations during the day. Mine sometimes varies almost 2 pounds depending on fluid retention, food I have eaten etc...

Well, I realize that, I never usually weigh myself more than once during the day, just when I first get up and before I eat anything. But a few weeks ago I thought to step on it more than once and see if it gave the same number, and to my surprise, it DID give a different number. So these variations are just me stepping on the scale, stepping off, then stepping on again, etc.

BTW, I just wanted to report that I took my measurements and I've lost about an inch from my hips and an inch from my waist... amazing! I thought my hips looked a little narrower. But I thought to myself, "nah! maybe my mind is pulling tricks on me, maybe because I want to see results so bad my mind is saying, 'well yes, my dear, you have changed'" .. but sure enough, the measuring tape does not lie!

11-24-2007, 09:01 AM
Good Morning all!!!

Rhonda? Laurie Dawn? Nicole? Lillian? Where are you? I hope you guys are ok, and I am thinking of you!!!:hug:
I did really well yesterday, I exercised, and hiked for 70 minutes, , and ate well.Today I didn't exercise, so far, am hoping for some energy to hop on the elliptical in the afternoon, I am going to an outdoor fleamarket, that sells lots of fresh veggies for me to buy. My throat is a little sore, but with some hot oatmeal I am feeling better.
Bkfst ... steel cut oatmeal, banana, honey.
lunch........ 2 veggie burgers, hummus and salad( no bread)
dinner..... hubby is making crab soup, it is really fattening with coconut milk and butter, so I am just going to grab some fresh crabs, before he puts it in the soup and boil them for me, and eat them with some veggies.
snacks........ fiber one bar, yogurt, .. fruit.
I can do this today!!
Have a great day everyone!!!

11-24-2007, 10:49 AM
Congrats on the inches Rakel!

Tonight we are going to a fish fry at a friend's house ....arghhhh.... He cooks it really fast and it is not greasy at all. Anyone know if fried food that doesn't retain grease still really bad? I'm trying to be really good til then.

11-24-2007, 05:05 PM
Hi everyone! I haven't been doing much of anything...just relaxing, I think I just need some downtime after the way it was SO hectic the past few weeks at work. I am hoping the rest will help my knee because I am going back to the gym on Monday--I have goals to meet!!!!

Rakel--Congrats on the measurements! I know my floors are really uneven and that has an effect on the scale. Not sure what is up w/ yours...does it need a battery?

Cheryl--I'm w/ you--everyone come out, come out where ever you are! Hope you were able to stock up on lots of fresh veggies!

Katmeow--Not sure about the your fried food question, I don't fry much of anything.

I haven't done much online shopping, although I do have a really good idea of some gifts I would like to buy. I am probably going to do some shopping next weekend, but we'll see.

Ok, I am going to go start dinner...then back to veg w/ the dogs.

Have a great night!

11-25-2007, 12:55 AM
MJ -- I gotta recharge some batteries and I'm going to pop them in and see if maybe that's the problem. I really don't want to have to buy a new scale! lol.

11-25-2007, 11:35 AM
Good Morning!

Rakel--I hope it is just the batteries! I really hate scales!!!!! I try to go by how I look and feel, but some part of me wants to see a #!

I have to warn you...this could get long.....

So, I had one of those AH HA!!!!!!! moments this morning, about life in general, not just weight loss--although that is a part of it. As I was trying to figure out how to cram some errands into an already packed day tomorrow while not jeopardizing my trip to the gym (the old me would have just skipped the gym to make room for the errands--something I have to stop doing!), my hubby looks over and says I can do those things tomorrow (he has the day off). Duh! It never even occured to me to ask him. Not because I don't think he can handle buying the right kind of dog food, but I just didn't think of it!

At work, I would not hesitate to delegate. So that got me thinking...what other skills (and yes, I see being able to delegate as a skill) do I use at work that I don't use at home. Being able to set limits. I can do this w/ my staff as well as my residents--I even teach my staff how to set limits, however at home, well, let's just say it is a foreign concept--I constanstantly take on way too much then get totally stressed out about not being able to do it all. (I blame a little bit of this on my mom (sorry, mom), but seriously--my mom is super-human and literally can do it all, somehow. I never learned how to do this from her ;), but that's ok, I don't need to do it all!)

Now, that being said, I will say I am not perfect at work--I am not always able to delegate when I should and there are times when I take on too much, but I certainly make more of an effort there than at home.

So....I am going to try to remember to ask hubby for more help w/ errands and stop and think before I commit to something. I know it will be a work in progress, but something worth working toward!

Right now I am in the middld of doing laundry--I know, exciting, huh?

Have a great day!

11-25-2007, 11:49 AM
Grocery shopping is done, and menus planned for the week. I got up this morning and put on a crock pot of caponata, made a big pot of fish/veg soup for lunches, and a batch of oatmeal breakfast bars. I wanted to make up some deviled eggs for snacks, but realized DD took all the eggs with her back to her apartment! Tonight I'm making some oven fried chicken and mashed potatoes for the kids, but I'll have some of the soup.
I made it through the holiday okay. We had 3 nights of feasting: Thanksgiving, then pizza at my mom's on Friday, then a birthday party on Saturday. It was lots of fun, and I got to catch up with some relatives I see rarely, but I'm kind of relieved it's over now and I can get back to working on making my Christmas goal. I had a goal I wanted to make by tomorrow, but I'm still a pound away, so I don't think that's going to happen. That's okay, close enough.

mj5, delegating is something I always have to work on, as I tend to just want to do everything myself too.
congrats on the measurements rakel!

11-25-2007, 11:52 AM
Cheryl--I almost forgot! I made your mushrooms last night. SO good!!!! thanks for sharing the recipe!

11-25-2007, 11:59 AM
Hi everyone! I join in with all of you that said that you didn't do horrible over thanksgiving, but not great either. That is me. But, I didn't worry about it. I kept in mind that portion control is a good thing and went with that. I think I needed a little break in the action, so I just tried not to fret about weight and eating. I worked in a little exercise, but not enough, so I want to go out today and get some walking in. I am also going to make today a low stress day and I don't have a lot planned. We had my parents for Thanksgiving and my MIL and SisterInLaw yesterday. Today it is just us and I'm planning to veg a little.

I did go shopping on Friday, but I'm not one to get up a 4:00. Who are those people who do that??? :) My mom doesn't have much for shopping where she lives, so we go together on black Friday. It is kind of fun and we enjoy being together. Lots of walking, but not cardio. I'm hoping it helped a little.

MJ - I hear you on delegating. I have the same type of mom who can do it all. It is hard to break through all of that and maintain sanity!!

Katmeow - Can you peel off the coating and just eat the insides? If you can do that without being insulting to the cook, that would help!

Rakel - Ah yes, scale frustration. I hear you loud and clear! Hope the batteries work for you!

Cheryl - Get well! Maybe the fresh air will help, too.

Have a great day everyone!

11-25-2007, 05:24 PM
Diane, thanks for the tip about the fish. We went to the fish fry last night. I just had one small piece and savored it! I brought a Cooking Light cole slaw that I ate alot of instead. And I forgoed the tartar sauce that I would normally eat. I also didn't eat the yummy crinkle cut fries he fries in the oil before he puts in the fish. THAT was tough.

All in all I did ok. It was 0 point soup and oatmeal for me so far today. Tonight will be a really low cal chicken salad. I'm ready to start back on my moderate eating plan instead of eating crazy and paying for it for 2 days!

11-25-2007, 09:45 PM
Weeelll! I got some pictures with John tonight. I wanted to put some up on our wedding website... I did some major photo retouching because I didn't like the oh-so-florida salmon pink buildings with aqua trim, lol.

Accountability time... I haven't really been keeping track of my calories, simply because I've been eating a lot of food homemade by others and I have no IDEA how many calories are in things, so I've just been trying to eat smart and watch my portions. I haven't done all of my exercising this week either, so it's time to get back on track this week! I definitely don't want to stop the upswing I had going on here :)

11-26-2007, 08:14 AM
My plans for today:

water, water, water
streches and moving:carrot:
journal food and nutritional value

breakfast - ff cottage cheese, canned pears, pnb toast
snack - veggies
lunch - egg white salad, asparagus, crackers
snack - fruit, lite yogurt
dinner, boca burger & lite cheese, lite bun, mashed turnips and carrots
snack -kashi 12 grain hot cereal, milk