100 lb. Club - January - One Reason Why I'm Staying on Plan Today-




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Beverlyjoy
01-01-2008, 10:44 AM
Happy New Year everyone! :)

This thread is all about the ONE reason we are going to stay on plan today. Of course there are TONS of excellent reasons to. But we're just wondering what's the ONE thing that's gonna do it for you today. It is meant to motivate us when we start wondering why we're working so hard and thinking "Ummm, why are we doing this again?". Or simply just to reinforce our new lifestyles.

It's a new year - with a new beginning!

(PS. I took the liberty of putting up this post - since it was the one that drew me to this forum last year. Hope that's OK.)


Beverlyjoy
01-01-2008, 10:46 AM
The one reason I am staying with my plan today is because I found a way to make it work in a day with a party included - so, why not!

KidsLibrarylady
01-01-2008, 11:11 AM
My husband just asked if that was my knees he heard when I was coming up the steps... they are really that loud! I am only 34! That seems like a motivator for the day.


Purplefirefly
01-01-2008, 11:32 AM
Because I want my first reward package and I am just 5 lbs away!!!! I need jeans that fit me, and i can't get them until I get there ARRRGHHH

stopeating
01-01-2008, 12:00 PM
Because my clothes are tight and I refuse to buy bigger ones.:(

BattleAx
01-01-2008, 12:04 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I'm starting the year off right!

GirlyGirlSebas
01-01-2008, 12:19 PM
My One reason today: I'm envisioning myself in that beautiful sundress this spring! :D

Xena2005
01-01-2008, 12:20 PM
I am staying on plan today because I deserve to feel good, not sluggish and sick like I have while overindulging for the holidays.

JustSharing83
01-01-2008, 12:44 PM
It's a new year, a new start... I can't let myself continue down my current path of gaining the weight back, I worked far too hard for that!

Shay
01-01-2008, 01:28 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I've gained back all the weight except 1 pound that I lost during TBL Challenge.

stillovecartoons
01-01-2008, 01:51 PM
Im staying on plan today because I have a 5k race to run with my daughter in May and I refuse to let her or myself down by giving up. Plus... I dont think my sports bras combined could handle these puppies if I go at it the way I am now!!!! yikes...

mommytoacacia
01-01-2008, 01:59 PM
Today's my first day so I'm staying on plan because I'm working on learning it and I don't want to learn wrong.

Bloomer
01-01-2008, 02:41 PM
Because I'm sick of seeing and reading features about The Growing Obesity Epidemic and realize that I am definitely one of the problems.

xJox
01-01-2008, 03:15 PM
Because Ive gained almost 4 lbs back over the holidays. This is a new year and I wanna start it off on the right track.

Cassie501107
01-01-2008, 03:47 PM
They said it...because it's a new year, and a new start! I'm ready to get this weight OFF FOR GOOD!

:D

Beverlyjoy
01-02-2008, 06:01 AM
The one reason I am staying on my plan today is that - the holiday season is over. I stayed on it most of that time. Today seems like I can approach it with out 100 temptations.

Purplefirefly
01-02-2008, 08:27 AM
Because I want to lose at least 1 lb. for my first weigh in of the year...just kinda set the tone for the year!

BethC
01-02-2008, 08:47 AM
Well, I have many overall reasons, but the one that I'm feeling today is - After eating less yesterday (not even totally OP), I already feel lighter...

denialisnthappiness
01-02-2008, 09:25 AM
I'm staying on plan today because life is great!

I just found out I have two years no claims discount on my car insurance and not one thanks to an offer my insurance company were running (woohoo!)

I also just hooked up with someone via facebook.... oh my he's so fab! I don't mean hooked up in that sense though! We've known each other for about six years through the internet and friend or whatever (although I'd kill for the 'whatever' with him) hearing from him puts such a big smile on my face! He's out in afghanistan at the moment so just praying that he keeps (as he puts it) playing hide and seek well enough

Oh and I'm on plan ;) and I'm going to the gym tonight and I'm going to kick some ***!

GirlyGirlSebas
01-02-2008, 09:34 AM
My One reason for today: Today,for the very first time ever, I could tell that my 11 year old daughter was proud of the weight I've lost. This is a biggie for me and I can't wait to show her what I can do in 2008.

Eves
01-02-2008, 03:05 PM
Because 6 months maintenance is enough. I'm tired of the 170's. The calories are going down until I see 14-something. Then I'll re-assess. Today is a great day!

kissingginger
01-02-2008, 03:11 PM
I'm tired of worrying if this batch of -insert bad food here...like cookies, or popcorn- is going to be the cause of a major heart attack or hospitalization. Sounds extreme, but I worry about it all the time.

Cassie501107
01-02-2008, 03:14 PM
Because my birthday is in 4 days, and I'd like to be a pound or two lighter when I turn 24.

luckyducky
01-02-2008, 05:52 PM
I committed myself to more exercise and health improvement this year, so today is day #1!

retep
01-02-2008, 06:08 PM
My one reason today: I want to feel better overall. Eating well makes me feel great!

Shay
01-03-2008, 01:09 AM
The one reason why I'm staying on plan today....because I'm 35 and some days I feel like I'm 85!

amandaxx
01-03-2008, 01:16 AM
Because I want to look sexy for my 1 Year Anniversary =)

gr8smyl99
01-03-2008, 07:07 AM
I'm staying on plan today because I want to feel better! And less puffy!

Beverlyjoy
01-03-2008, 07:16 AM
I want to stay on my plan today because when I binge and eat junk I feel tons of guilt and my body feels like crap afterwards. (hope it was OK to use that word - but, it's the truth)

tingirl
01-03-2008, 08:00 AM
I'm staying on plan today because I'm determined to keep the weight off this time. I'm sick of hearing about how most people gain their weight back. I refuse to be just another statistic!

Purplefirefly
01-03-2008, 08:15 AM
Because I deserve to look as good as I am starting to feel inside!

kimmieone
01-03-2008, 10:56 AM
I have no other choice but to reach my goal.

nicolen
01-03-2008, 11:28 AM
I'm staying on plan today because I've had a great start to the new year so I want to keep it up.

BattleAx
01-03-2008, 12:47 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I'm worth it.

dandk0204
01-03-2008, 12:51 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I am better than this

Bloomer
01-03-2008, 01:14 PM
Because I just finished my first week and it was a good one -- not only in terms of lost weight, but because I've started to change some very bad habits, and feel positive about the process.

valpal23
01-03-2008, 02:01 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I want to feel good.

Beverlyjoy
01-04-2008, 06:15 AM
I am staying on my healthy plan today because even though sometimes it's a struggle - it's so much better than bingeing.

sgs66
01-04-2008, 06:41 AM
I am doing this for me and only me, which is the best place to start. I am sick of not being able to squeeze into smll plces like I used to, sick of not being ble to ski or hike becuse of my weight, the most common is bumping into things and people, simply because i am so much wider than I used to be.

denialisnthappiness
01-04-2008, 09:19 AM
I'm staying on plan because I want to hit target in 2008

GirlyGirlSebas
01-04-2008, 09:24 AM
I have no more excuses....holidays are over and family has left. Its time to face reality and give my health the priority it should have.

boaterswife
01-04-2008, 09:25 AM
It took me 16 months to become an "after". I want to STAY an "after"!!!

Robin41
01-04-2008, 11:05 AM
I'm on plan because I've got 9 lousy pounds to a normal BMI. I don't even particulary like the BMI as a tool, but I love the word "normal".

gr8smyl99
01-04-2008, 11:11 AM
I'm sticking to plan today because next year, at this time, I don't want to feel how I do now :(

Shay
01-04-2008, 12:36 PM
The one reason why I'm staying on plan today....because I have been on plan since Tuesday and I've already lost weight!

BattleAx
01-04-2008, 01:04 PM
I'm staying on plan today because when I stayed on plan before, it was the best thing I ever did for myself.

Cassie501107
01-04-2008, 01:20 PM
Because the holiday weight is finally coming off, and I don't want to mess that up.:)

kissingginger
01-04-2008, 01:23 PM
OKay, so today I am staying on plan, because normally, this is the time when I start to self-sabotage...or cheat on a new diet...cause the excitement is gone, or whatever....so I am determined to beat that mentality and go for it today. I have a plan and I am sticking with it.

sgs66
01-05-2008, 05:55 AM
I am staying on plan today because I have noticed I feel better on it. I have more energy, and if I lose another 5 1bs I am going back to the gym so I can feel even better.

Beverlyjoy
01-05-2008, 06:05 AM
I am staying on plan today because I dare to dream of a life with a sane relationship with food.

BattleAx
01-05-2008, 10:29 AM
I'm staying on plan today because I'm finally free of the holiday weight, and it's time to make real progress now.

GirlyGirlSebas
01-05-2008, 12:17 PM
My one reason for today: The scales dropped this morning. And, I love it! I want more.

kissingginger
01-05-2008, 12:22 PM
Today I am staying on plan : because the scale went up .2 lb. this morning Which is really nothing significant, BUT.......I don't like the trend, and I want it to go down, down, down.

Have a great day everyone!

Ginger

Shay
01-05-2008, 12:24 PM
One reason why I'm staying on plan today....because I'm on the "weigh" down :)!

valpal23
01-05-2008, 03:01 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I can do it even when the number of the scale doesnt reflect my day to day choices.

Kriss
01-05-2008, 04:48 PM
Cause I dont like being in ths body!!;) I'm getting out! ;)
Can't wait. Have a great day! :hug: Kriss

KrisR
01-05-2008, 07:27 PM
I'm staying on plan today because tomorrow I will weigh and I just KNOW that I'm going to have a 'weight removal' to report!

Beverlyjoy
01-06-2008, 07:32 AM
I am staying on my plan today because I found that losing weight will make me feel better in the long run & I like to see the scale move down.

denialisnthappiness
01-06-2008, 09:48 AM
Because I want to be thin (don't get me wrong I want to be fit and healthy first and foremost but at least I'm being honest in my desire to be 'thin' and I don't mean stupidly thin more the blend into crowd would never know I have been/am big kinda thin)

Fea
01-06-2008, 09:53 AM
Im staying on the plan today because it makes me feel good and because I know I can :D

Shay
01-06-2008, 10:24 AM
One reason why I'm staying on plan today...because TOM has arrived and I have to be extra careful during this time.

Xena2005
01-06-2008, 11:38 AM
I am staying on plan today because I still have holiday weight to lose and I really want to get past that and move on toward my goal of making it to 100 pounds total by the end of this year.

valpal23
01-06-2008, 11:38 AM
One reason for today is - I'm 1 pound away from 20% lost.

nicolen
01-06-2008, 11:45 AM
Woohoo, Valpal! That's awesome! Have a carrot! :carrot:

I'm on plan today because I'm determined to start the year off with a bang!

xJox
01-06-2008, 12:25 PM
Because Im almost into the 230s!!

BattleAx
01-06-2008, 01:12 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I want all the good things in life.

Lyn2007
01-06-2008, 01:16 PM
I am on plan today because I feel so much better when I eat right!

KrisR
01-06-2008, 02:28 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I was right....I did remove some weight last week and it feels fabulous! I'm also staying on plan because I love this healthy feeling I'm experiencing lately.

kissingginger
01-06-2008, 03:14 PM
Today I am staying on plan because I haven't lost anything for two days now, and I want to see some results!!

Go brocolli and green beans and apples!

Beverlyjoy
01-07-2008, 06:53 AM
I am staying on plan today because I want to have a sane relationship with food.

GirlyGirlSebas
01-07-2008, 07:33 AM
My One reason today: I want to feel great...not tired from carrying around unnecessary pounds.

gr8smyl99
01-07-2008, 07:40 AM
My reason today is that I had sooooo much energy yesterday!!! When I don't eat so much crap, I just feel better :)

Now all I need to do is "bottle" this feeling, so that in 2 months, when I'm less motivated.... I can call on it!

BattleAx
01-07-2008, 02:30 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I want to hit it hard this week.

denialisnthappiness
01-07-2008, 02:41 PM
I'm on plan as I was at a hotel in team meeting's all day... managed to get my protein snacks in and eat my lunch (had a bit of an issue with me appearing 'awkward' for not wanting to eat what they were having but ho hum I stuck to my guns), got my liquid in and well... I did good!

CT Cabo Girl
01-07-2008, 02:55 PM
Cause I feel so sick today I can't bring myself to eat anything! (Ok, I know not a really great motivator, but today, it works!!!

Shay
01-07-2008, 07:08 PM
The reason I've stayed on plan today....its day 7--1 week.

Shay
01-08-2008, 06:49 AM
One reason why I'm staying on plan today...because after a week of staying on plan I lost 5 lbs. If I can continue to do that I will have this weight off me in no time!

gr8smyl99
01-08-2008, 07:24 AM
I'm staying on plan today because I'm worth it! Sometimes I need to remind myself of that :)

GirlyGirlSebas
01-08-2008, 07:29 AM
My One reason today: I want to buy new summer clothes in pretty colors and fabrics....and look great wearing them!

Beverlyjoy
01-08-2008, 07:49 AM
My reason staying on plan today is that tomorrow is weigh day - I would like to see a good outcome.

Cassie501107
01-08-2008, 09:33 AM
Because today is day 1 of a new 12-week challenge that I'm doing on another site...ahhh, motivation!

boaterswife
01-08-2008, 09:35 AM
I'm on plan today because I've been way too relaxed the last couple of weeks. I need to refocus and have a solid on plan week!

BattleAx
01-08-2008, 10:07 AM
I'm staying on plan because I'm back in the groove and I want to stay here.

Schmoodle
01-08-2008, 10:19 AM
Because I've done it before and I can do it again!

kissingginger
01-08-2008, 10:56 AM
Okay, today I am staying on plan because I AM MAD. The scale won't budge. And it *pisses* me off. ARGHHHHHH.....I resisted so much temptation last night, I was so good, drank 1 cup of green tea and lots of water after dinner...and this morning on the scale....NOTHING - no loss, no budge ....nothing! I finished dinner at 530pm, and suffered through the entire evening not snacking until I finally fell asleep at 11pm, with my tummy grumbling.

It's a battle this time - I am mad at my fat. Maybe my FAT is mad at me?
I guess I thought the first week I would at least lose a lot of weight (water weight) and right now I'm only at a 3 pound loss as I started last tuesday.
I am going to stay on track today. No matter what.

Purplefirefly
01-08-2008, 11:44 AM
Kissingginger--Two things came to mind reading your post. First, are you sure you are getting enough calories? If you are not eating enough it can stop you from losing...I think your calories would have to be pretty low for this to happen, but thought I'd throw it out there. Second, i think 3 pounds is good! I usually just lose 1 a week, and when I first started my big debut was 4...3 lbs. is nothing to be disappointed at. Maybe you don't have a lot of water retention to let go of...that's a good thing! I think you should celebrate those 3 lbs and relax some. Stay on plan and the scale will catch up with you.

Maybe you should take measurements? That allows you to see the real change in your body, the scale doesn't measure real progress as much as that. :hug: hang in there!

Okay, I WILL stay on plan today because I don't want my slip last night to ruin my whole week. It's over, I'm moving on today.

kissingginger
01-08-2008, 01:24 PM
Purplefirefly: I think I just needed to vent the mad out. You are right about the calories, as I am not counting I have no idea. I should try to find the time soon to see if I can find out what everything is. I just found out my bmr is 1975 calories, or just under 2000, so maybe I am not taking in enough food. I am not hungry though, except after dinner when I am determined NOT to snack the night away...I know, I could squeeze in a small snack, but I know myself, and as a major binge eater, it's not something I want (or am ready) to face quite yet.

I have measured myself, and hubby took before pictures - because I want to be proud of my progress pics. I just didn't think that remeasuring after 1 week would be a good idea...I though I might do it monthly.

I think it's TOM, my attitude, my focus - I know it's coming soon...

Also, I AM proud of 3 pounds :) I just had a higher expectation!! I guess I just need to re-focus!

Thanks for your kind words and suggestions! Glad to hear you are back on track today :)

Ginger

txangelgirl
01-08-2008, 01:37 PM
the one reason I am staying on plan is because I have a kitchen full of healthy delicious food that isn't bland and tastes much better than grease balls at your local Jack in the box :) (I take it in small steps)

denialisnthappiness
01-08-2008, 04:13 PM
I've eaten a good breakfast, a fruit snack, a healthy lunch, a protein snack, done an hour and a half at the gym with cardio,weights and stretching and came back and had a good dinner. I even had a bit of dark chocolate as trying to make sure I eat enough.

What's in there ^^ for me to NOT stay on plan :p

gr8smyl99
01-09-2008, 06:56 AM
The one reason why I'm staying on program is that I want so badly to succeed at this!! I have done every other thing I have put my mind to.... this is my last thing to conquer!!!

GirlyGirlSebas
01-09-2008, 07:27 AM
My One reason for today: I refuse to let the scales ruin my day! Slow and steady wins the race.

Beverlyjoy
01-09-2008, 07:52 AM
The one reason I am staying on my plan today is because eating healthfully in a consistant manner is a HUGE part of my goal. Losing weight is part of it too...but, eating healthfully is something that I need to learn to live with most of all.

boaterswife
01-09-2008, 07:56 AM
Because staying on plan is SO MUCH EASIER than getting back on plan. I'm here to stay!

txangelgirl
01-09-2008, 09:18 AM
Well my own reason is after being stagnant, I woke up this morning to a THREE AND A HALF LBS LOSS!!!!!!! Yeaaaaaaaa I am doing the happy dance!!! so of course I am definitely staying on plan! I wanna see those numbers go down down down! :D

valpal23
01-09-2008, 11:23 AM
Because I know I can get to 259 by Saturday. finally!

BattleAx
01-09-2008, 02:29 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I want my life back--only better.

OptimistK
01-09-2008, 02:40 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I want a hot new wardrobe. The fashionista inside is begging to emerge!!!

Cassie501107
01-09-2008, 03:14 PM
Because the scale is finally moving down, and I want it to keep going.:)

kissingginger
01-09-2008, 03:44 PM
I'm staying on plan today because - I'm WORTH IT!

Ginger

Beverlyjoy
01-10-2008, 07:29 AM
I am staying on my plan today because overeating makes me feel bad in the long run.

GirlyGirlSebas
01-10-2008, 07:31 AM
My One reason for today: I refuse to let the scales win! I will reach 150 this year!

BattleAx
01-10-2008, 11:46 AM
Rhonda--what is your secret for getting to 150 this week? : )

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I'm staying on plan today because even though the scale says 120, my size 22 clothes tell a different story! (I think I'll be shopping for a new scale today)

boaterswife
01-10-2008, 11:59 AM
I'm on plan today because of those doubting Thomas's in my husbands family who are just sitting around waiting for me start gaining weight. UGH! How miserable must their lives be that I am their main focus, and not in a good way?!!!

GirlyGirlSebas
01-10-2008, 12:29 PM
Rhonda--what is your secret for getting to 150 this week? : )


LOL! I wish I had a secret!:D I edited my post. Thanks.

kissingginger
01-10-2008, 02:00 PM
Today I am staying on plan because I got my TOM today which means my cravings should be gone! I made it through the intense cravings I can hang in here another day on PLAN!

Ginger

denialisnthappiness
01-10-2008, 04:42 PM
I stayed on plan today (now 21.41hrs uk time) because I had so much healthy food it was hard to feel hungry!

I'm staying on plan tomorrow because I'm all about the toning as well as the losing right now!

GirlyGirlSebas
01-11-2008, 07:57 AM
My One reason today: Staying on-plan means there is hope for a healthy and slimmer future.

Beverlyjoy
01-11-2008, 08:19 AM
The one reason I will stay on plan today is that I want to keep practicing having a sane relationship with food.

Robin41
01-11-2008, 11:40 AM
I'm on plan today because I'm starting to look pretty "normal" and I think this is where I have to start worrying about not getting complacent. It'd be really easy right now to ease up but I want to get all the way to goal. That means being on plan every day.

wanna b thin
01-11-2008, 12:16 PM
Robin41, you are doing great!!!

I've been AWOL for the past couple of month. I'm back, with my head on straight and I am back OP. I'm staying OP today, (which is now SBD after 2years of WW) becasue if I don't stay OP plan my ticker will continue to go up.

Cassie501107
01-11-2008, 12:37 PM
Because if I do, I'll have a great weigh in on Tuesday.:)

Beverlyjoy
01-12-2008, 07:29 AM
Today the one reason I am staying on plan is that it is worth any struggle that I have because a healthier me is worth it.

Havingfaith
01-12-2008, 09:01 AM
I am staying on plan today, because I am MOTIVATED today! :carrot: I have the whole day ahead of me and I am planning activities that are active - not sedentary. I am going to do a Richard Simmons video this morning, then head to Walmart (and park FAR from the door!) I also need to clean the house and walk the dog. No sitting at the computer or TV all day long (although this site inspires me SO much that I am tempted to!)

denialisnthappiness
01-12-2008, 09:12 AM
I'm staying on plan today because I'm full of cold and it's TOM but I've still been to the gym and worked out. I'm also on plan because I posted a picture in the mini goals section and yes this is probably me being stupid; the fact that I look like 'an average' size should please me but it doesn't... I get the feeling I'm bigger than I should be at this weight so I'm just gonna have to work harder *sigh*

valpal23
01-12-2008, 10:49 AM
Because I had a great WI today and I want to keep the momentum going

Beverlyjoy
01-13-2008, 08:08 AM
I am staying on plan today because I want to be a "plateau buster". I'll make it thru this slow losing time instead of binging in disappointment.

Purplefirefly
01-13-2008, 09:50 AM
I'm on plan because I want to look in the mirror and see myself again, not this strange shell I don't recognize half the time.

Cassie501107
01-13-2008, 09:52 AM
Because I'm looking forward to feeling good about my body.

kimmieone
01-13-2008, 10:39 AM
Because I will never give up. I'm not a quitter!

Jen071310
01-13-2008, 07:04 PM
One reason I am staying on plan today is because I want a healthier marriage with self confidence.

KrisR
01-13-2008, 09:39 PM
Because of all of you! Your support and encouragement will not be discounted. I appreciate you all and thank you for helping me push forward and not give in to frustration.

sexybrokechick
01-13-2008, 10:11 PM
Because from finally leaving wheat alone for 10 days, I've already lost 4 lbs. I feel lighter too, its amazing how leaded down and sick I was from eating wheat products.

GirlyGirlSebas
01-14-2008, 07:42 AM
My One reason for today: I am determined to change my body and my life.

gr8smyl99
01-14-2008, 08:00 AM
Today I will stick on plan because it is the beginning of 2 weeks "on the road" at clients, which means eating lunches out.... yuck!!! I'm planning ahead - and having a salad with grilled chicken today. Then I'll map out the rest of the week.

Starting off today right is the key to making this work in my head!

denialisnthappiness
01-14-2008, 08:43 AM
Today I'm staying on plan because it's monday and I always find mondays harder for some reason; not surewhy as I'm on plan every day but at times I sit at week and think 'ooooh another longggggggggg week'.

However... TOM is almost over and I'm off to the gym tonight :D

Purplefirefly
01-14-2008, 09:14 AM
Today I'm on plan because I am 1 lb. away from my 10% goal and I want to pass it next Monday!

Beverlyjoy
01-14-2008, 10:10 AM
I am staying on plan today because I want to have a sane relationship with food.

BattleAx
01-14-2008, 12:19 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I'm probably in one of my several weeks with no loss periods, but will lose eventually if I stay with the program.

pamatga
01-14-2008, 12:52 PM
Right now, I am dealing with a lot of strong external issues that in the past would have caused me to turn to food. I feel very grateful that instead I am choosing to stick to my new food plan to the letter. It is the one thing that I can control right now in my life.

Just to let you'all know what those "things" are: my mom was diagnosed with two types of cancer two days before Christmas and tomorrow she has a hysterectomy. We will know by the end of this week how far along the cancer is and what the prognosis is.

We are going through some horrible financial problems right now and I have had to watch every food item carefully because I couldn't afford to buy more if I overate. There is no room to binge or even consider it!

My only daughter is incommunicato to me since Christmas. We have had a very stormy relationship for decades and it seems like it has reverted to its old self again. I really am concerned because she is a very troubled young woman.

However, today is bright, sunny and cold (for Atlanta) and I am happy to be posting that I am on plan today and hope to be tomorrow.:carrot:

famograham
01-14-2008, 01:11 PM
:hug: :hug: :grouphug:

I'm so sorry you're going through such a tough time. My prayers are going out for you, your Mom, and your Daughter.

Take care of yourself, and great job staying on plan. :)

:hug:
Linda

txangelgirl
01-14-2008, 01:56 PM
because I finally broke my plateau today!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

heather_dw
01-14-2008, 02:50 PM
I'm having one of those days when I don't know *why* I am on plan but I'm doing it anyways. I've been on plan for about 2 weeks now and I'm starting to get into that "familiar pattern" like I did before.
I'm kinda sad because another month went by without the desired result. I know that losing weight my help fertility but sometimes it's hard to keep a positive attitude about it when it's been taking so long.

My goal last week was to exercise more and I ended up playing wii twice last week for almost an hour each. I'm not even sure if Wii sports counts as exercise. You are moving around, so I suppose it should. Today I dusted off my leslie Sansone Dvd and did the 1 mile since I haven't done it in a while. I did it all without any major issues :-) I really should clear out this ticker on my signature. I did that over a year ago. I don't *think* I gained much back but it makes me look like I'm doing better than I have been :dizzy:

I'm going to try to do some form of exercise each day but that's usually a tough issue for me. Congrats to everyone else who has stayed on plan today!

Havingfaith
01-14-2008, 05:28 PM
I am not proud of today's reason for staying on plan. Here it is: I am staying on plan because I WILL show people that I can do it. I am on two different Biggest Loser competitions. A team member came up to me after work and gave me a diet and suggested that I use it (the fat-burning soup diet. . no thanks, I want to eat healthy for life!!). He is a rather thin man, and he said that he could lose 30 pounds on it, then just LOOKED at me. I know what he was thinking - he is not thrilled with being on the fat girl's team. I'm sure he thinks his chances of winning any money are shot to h*ll because of me. So my reason today is to show him (and anyone else who is doubting) that I can do it.

That is a terrible reason to stay on plan, I know. :(

traci in training
01-14-2008, 05:56 PM
DH's band played at the bar Saturday night and I got dressed up. Felt really good about how I looked - down almost 60 pounds, feeling great. Got lots of compliments on how I look and it dawned on me that I need to finish this. Lose the rest. Quit being happy in my size 14 or 16 jeans. Yes, they're much better than the 20's and the 22's, but I want to get my butt back where it belongs in a nice pair of 10's. NO LONGER OBESE OR OVERWEIGHT!

Had a good day so far. Eating on plan - never went very far off, actually, only gained five pounds in two months of "vacation" from the plan. I just don't eat crap anymore. Went to the Y today and did my treadmill time. Legs hurt, running minutes were WAY less than they were two months ago, but I got in 2.3 miles in 30 minutes, so that's okay.

One reason to stay on plan? I'm worth every bit of effort!

gr8smyl99
01-15-2008, 07:31 AM
You know what Havingfaith? That man is mean!! And he obviously doesn't deserve to be on a team with you! So do it for yourself - because you're worth it!! And in the end - you'll show him!!

Mean people like that really get me steamed.....

Anyway - my reason for staying on plan today is that I feel better when I'm not eating so much garbage. And I'm happier when I'm being good to myself :)

Beverlyjoy
01-15-2008, 07:37 AM
The one reasons I am staying on plan today is that I want to have a healthy pancreas - it's been so abused over the years.

GirlyGirlSebas
01-15-2008, 07:38 AM
My One reason today: I deserve this!

Havingfaith
01-15-2008, 07:47 AM
My reason today: Competition. Yes, I know that is still a crummy reason, but it is giving me A LOT of motivation, so I'm going to run with it for now! ;)

denialisnthappiness
01-15-2008, 09:03 AM
Because it's going to be summer before we even know it!

BattleAx
01-15-2008, 01:31 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I want this more than anything.

okiechick
01-15-2008, 02:35 PM
I am staying on plan today because I have two funerals to go to this week and I will not start emotional eating.....I am not sure I will be able to stop.

kissingginger
01-15-2008, 03:25 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I finally see the results of my hard work last week through TOM and now I am down to 261.4! yeah!

Ginger

aerotigergirl
01-15-2008, 03:44 PM
I am staying on plan because I refuse to treat myself any worse than I treat my friends. When I make a promise to my friends, I keep it. I've made a promise to myself, and I will keep it!

shelby897
01-15-2008, 03:52 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I can't stand the idea of "starting over" one more time -- the first few days of "sugar shock/withdrawal" kill, why do I keep doing it over? -- must be a gluten for punishment!! :D

Lyn2007
01-15-2008, 03:54 PM
I am staying on plan today because I have been on a plateau (or gain/lose/gain the same few pounds) for TWO MONTHS. And I am sick of it.

belleamiee
01-16-2008, 12:39 AM
I am staying on plan today because I want to fit into White House Black Market Clothes by my birthday this summer.

seraphimbeauty21
01-16-2008, 02:22 AM
Because I just realized I gained 20lbs over the holidays....

Beverlyjoy
01-16-2008, 06:00 AM
I am going to stay on plan today because bingeing feels bad - sane eating feels good.

gr8smyl99
01-16-2008, 07:18 AM
I'm sticking on plan today because I'm worth it! I deserve to be happy - and I'm happiest when I'm not hating myself for overeating.

Chelavon
01-16-2008, 07:32 AM
I am planning to stay on plan today because yesterday it felt good to button up a shirt I always had to wear a tank top under because it wasn't ever near closed.

Havingfaith
01-16-2008, 07:47 AM
One reason I'm staying on plan today is that it is becoming almost second-nature. Who'd have thought?!

Chelavon
01-16-2008, 07:53 AM
Havingfaith, that is good news! I hope to be like that soon.

GirlyGirlSebas
01-16-2008, 09:37 AM
My One reason for today: I want to wear pretty clothes in smaller sizes.

valpal23
01-16-2008, 11:37 AM
Because I want to blow my valentine's day goal out of the water.... er, snow.

lyterae
01-16-2008, 11:43 AM
Because I've let my TOM cravings get the better of me these last two days. I don't have to give in to my cravings, I can do better than that. I'm tired of the 170's, it's time to move on.

famograham
01-16-2008, 12:40 PM
Because after 15 days of being completely on plan...I'm feeling somewhat powerful! I want to keep this up!
And...I want to wear smaller clothes this summer too!

BattleAx
01-16-2008, 12:52 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I can do this.

Lyn2007
01-16-2008, 01:25 PM
Because I feel better already.

txangelgirl
01-16-2008, 03:02 PM
I'm staying on plan today because.... I get to move my ticker to 228 woo-hoo! Yes another loss this morning - 3 days in a row! from 229.4 yesterday to 228.0 today!!!

kimmieone
01-16-2008, 03:31 PM
Because I want to make the onelander club so bad.

gr8smyl99
01-17-2008, 06:53 AM
I'm with you famograhm! I like feeling in control & energetic!

Plus I'm looking forward to this being the first tax season that I lose weight instead of gain it!

Chelavon
01-17-2008, 07:16 AM
I'm staying on plan today because.... I am down to 259 and it feels good!!!

Beverlyjoy
01-17-2008, 07:21 AM
I will stay on plan today because I can't go down the road of crazy eating again.

Havingfaith
01-17-2008, 07:54 AM
I'm staying on plan today, because I have the day off! I will use this day to lift weights and work out. I WANT to get healthy so badly, so I'm not going to waste this opportunity.

GirlyGirlSebas
01-17-2008, 08:18 AM
My One reason for today: I want to see the 220's again. A couple of months ago, I saw them briefly. But, I'd like to see them again....then abandon them again for the 210's!

denialisnthappiness
01-17-2008, 09:23 AM
I'm stayin on plan today because despite being a daily weigher it's only three more days until 'official' weigh in day (and get to see if can change my ticker!)

valpal23
01-17-2008, 11:21 AM
Because knee pain may keep me from exercising but wont keep me from losing weight.

BattleAx
01-17-2008, 11:33 AM
I'm staying on plan today because I'm determined to keep it up.

aerotigergirl
01-17-2008, 11:58 AM
I'm staying on plan today because today is weigh-day... and I am fearful. :(

gr8smyl99
01-17-2008, 04:21 PM
I should be posting this as an NSV.... but this is the blog that helped me NOT stress eat just now!!

Seeing what I had written this morning - then referring back to it right now -was enough to remind me that my "one reason" was more important than eating my stress away!!

YAY!!!!!

okiechick
01-17-2008, 09:04 PM
I am staying on plan because I decided today that when I reach a weight that my feet don't hurt from a regular day, I am going to buy myself an awesome pair of red cowboy boots. Ones with a little heal. I have always wanted some, but couldn't wear them.

Beverlyjoy
01-18-2008, 06:36 AM
I am staying on my plan today because I want to practice eating in a sane and healthful way - the more I do it - perhaps, the more it will feel good and right.

gr8smyl99
01-18-2008, 07:13 AM
I'm writing a reason for sticking on plan today because yesterday it helped!!!
And today I know that even though I'm feeling a little frustrated, this will just be a bump in the road. And getting over the bumps is the real hard part for me.

Havingfaith
01-18-2008, 07:51 AM
One reason that I am staying on plan today is because it actually feels good to eat healthy and watch the numbers on the scale go down. Nothing will taste as good as becoming healthier will feel!

karmuz
01-18-2008, 09:11 AM
I am staying on plan today because I really like the two new pairs of shoes I got as a reward for dropping a shoe size. (10W to a 9M)

GirlyGirlSebas
01-18-2008, 10:33 AM
My One reason today: Weekend's are rough for me. I'm going to start off on the right foot and fight my way through until Monday!

kissingginger
01-18-2008, 11:28 AM
I am staying on plan today because I don't want to repeat yesterdays chocolate fiasco! I am in this for the LONG run.

Dumplin
01-18-2008, 05:42 PM
I am starting back in to this in the morning (eating healthy) so I can get around better. I have a birthday today and my daughter is taking me out to Outback Steak House . I really need to get back in here and get moving!!!

aerotigergirl
01-18-2008, 06:08 PM
I'm with you, GirlyGirl, weekends are tough!

Happy birthday, Dumplin!:hat: Enjoy it and don't worry about weight for one day! :)

I'm staying on plan today because my jeans are getting looser and looser, and I am excited to have to buy a new pair! :)

Beverlyjoy
01-19-2008, 07:41 AM
I am staying on my healthy plan today because I want to feel good!

Havingfaith
01-19-2008, 09:25 AM
I'm staying on plan today, because I was disappointed in my weight yesterday. I was pretty inactive during my workday yesterday, and I'm blaming the LOW temps on not going outside and exercising. I only lost 0.2 pounds yesterday, which is ridiculous, since I'm still in the first weeks of losing. As big as I am, and as sedentary as I used to be, I should be dropping more than that each day, at least for a little while longer.

So today I am going to take the disappointment and turn it into motivation. I have the whole day ahead of me (dh is gone for the day), and I have a list of things I want to accomplish. I am going to stay active today and not become lazy.

gr8smyl99
01-19-2008, 09:30 AM
I'm staying on plan today because I want to feel good when I weigh in Monday morning. And even if I don't lose anything (because I'm bloated), then at least I can say I did everything right, and know that its only temporary!

valpal23
01-19-2008, 10:30 AM
Because where I am today is great but it's not good enough for me. I can do even better than this.

BattleAx
01-19-2008, 11:12 AM
I'm staying on plan today because it's another day in my journey to slim.

Cassie501107
01-19-2008, 04:25 PM
Because I'm SO CLOSE to being back to pre-Vegas/Holiday weight...whew! Only 1.5lbs to go.

denialisnthappiness
01-19-2008, 05:07 PM
Weigh in is in under 10 hours lol

Shay
01-19-2008, 09:15 PM
One reason why I'm staying on plan today... because it is cold as heck here and I'm tired of buttoning up my winter coat and feeling like I'm in a straight jacket!

rubberlegs
01-20-2008, 12:11 AM
I'm staying OP because I bought a sheer indigo/light turquoise tie dye blouse for a reward and now I need to fit into it!

Beverlyjoy
01-20-2008, 07:35 AM
I am staying on program today because I want to be healthy and practice eating in a sane manner.

Shay
01-20-2008, 09:33 AM
One reason why I'm staying on plan today...because I need to/have to for my health.

Havingfaith
01-20-2008, 10:41 AM
I am staying on plan today, because I saw a slight increase in weight yesterday (0.4 lbs). I know it's just water retention or hormones or whatever the case may be, so I am NOT going to beat myself up about it. Today is a NEW DAY, and I am going to work out today and continue to eat healthy!

denialisnthappiness
01-20-2008, 10:49 AM
I'm staying on plan today because it's a lazy sunday and lazy sunday's don't mean 'how much junk can I consume' any more

(I did do my two hours at the gym this morning so this is as lazy as it gets nowadays!)

Purplefirefly
01-20-2008, 10:50 AM
I will stay on plan today because I just met my first big goal this morning. 10% of my starting weight is GONE and I don't want to ruin it by tomorrow's WI :carrot:

BattleAx
01-20-2008, 12:46 PM
I'm staying on plan today because even though I messed up yesterday, I can make today a good one.

Beverlyjoy
01-21-2008, 03:02 AM
I am staying on my plan today because I want better health.

gr8smyl99
01-21-2008, 07:11 AM
I'm with you denial! I still enjoy "lazy sundays" - but now they don't revolve around food!

My reason for staying on plan today is that I want to feel better. I deserve this!

Havingfaith
01-21-2008, 07:51 AM
My reason for staying on plan is that my weight loss has slowed down (after those first couple weeks of being on the plan), and I know that I have to keep eating right and exercising to see results.

Purplefirefly
01-21-2008, 09:28 AM
I am on plan because I have almost lost 30 lbs....which is where I freaked out and gave up last time, only this time I want to PASS that point and prove to myself that I CAN do this, and it doesn't matter who notices, who stares, or who says what. I'm going to keep telling myself they are just jealous :lol: at least it might help me, even if not true.

aerotigergirl
01-21-2008, 09:39 AM
I'm staying on plan today because I want my ski pants to stop cutting me in half! :)

GirlyGirlSebas
01-21-2008, 10:05 AM
My One reason for today: I want to get into the 220's again!

Robin41
01-21-2008, 10:48 AM
I'm on plan today because I've only got 4 pounds to a healthy BMI. Off plan isn't going to get it done.

CT Cabo Girl
01-21-2008, 11:15 AM
Staying on plan today because I got drunk on Saturday night and started dancing on the bar. The picture is so embarassing!!! Is that really my butt?

Check my blog for a peak at my drunken evening at work!

valpal23
01-21-2008, 11:49 AM
I'm on plan because I want to fit into a size or two lower than the one I'm in now ----before summer!

Cassie501107
01-21-2008, 02:40 PM
Because although I got to move my ticker back down today, and I want to move it even LOWER next Monday.:)

BattleAx
01-21-2008, 02:43 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I want to wear smaller clothes.

denialisnthappiness
01-21-2008, 03:15 PM
I'm on plan today (and tomorrow) because I can do my size 12s up again. Can't breathe but heh breathing is overrated! :D

New avatar pic cassie? Looking good! :)

Lyn2007
01-21-2008, 04:30 PM
I am on plan today because I like being in control.

kissingginger
01-21-2008, 04:33 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I want to say goodbye to the 260's!!!!

Cheers, Ginger

Shay
01-21-2008, 05:16 PM
I'm staying on plan today because being fat is getting really really old.

gr8smyl99
01-22-2008, 07:12 AM
I'm staying on plan today because I like how I feel when my eating isn't out of control!

GirlyGirlSebas
01-22-2008, 08:07 AM
My One reason today: I'd like to 'Wow' my family when we see them again.

Beverlyjoy
01-22-2008, 08:32 AM
I am on plan today because my plan is like a roadmap to feeling better.

aerotigergirl
01-22-2008, 09:40 AM
I'm on plan today because what I lose in pounds, I gain in confidence.

ANGUILLADREAM
01-22-2008, 10:00 AM
I will stay on plan today because this past weekend several family members told me that I look like Ive been losing weight

BattleAx
01-22-2008, 01:12 PM
I'm staying on plan today because every day on plan is a victory.

Havingfaith
01-22-2008, 05:10 PM
I'm staying on plan today, because my Biggest Loser team at my job is WINNING! :D Admittedly, it's only been one week, but I want to do whatever I can to keep our winning status! One binge might mess the whole thing up, so it's NOT going to happen!

Beverlyjoy
01-23-2008, 06:34 AM
I am staying on plan today because I'd like to make this way of eating a habit.

gr8smyl99
01-23-2008, 07:06 AM
I'm with you, Beverlyjoy. I'd like to just eat healthily, without it being such a big deal in my head! I'm staying on plan because this is the time I'm going to do it!

denialisnthappiness
01-23-2008, 09:29 AM
I'm staying on plan today because I'm annoyed! I had an interview on nov 19th for a job.. have chased up numerous times and only today after calling (for the third time?) found out I didn't get it. Not so annoyed at the not getting it merely the fact that the organisations policies obviously stink and don't work as didn't get a call or letter!

However... I am calm, I am serene and I do not need to eat lol :p

BattleAx
01-23-2008, 10:50 AM
I'm staying on plan today because I want to get out of the 260s.

GirlyGirlSebas
01-23-2008, 10:56 AM
My One reason today: I feel good....clear headed, energetic, optimistic.

kissingginger
01-23-2008, 11:51 AM
Hey BattleAx - I'm right there with you. I want to say goodbye to the 260's too!

Ginger

valpal23
01-23-2008, 12:14 PM
I'm on plan because I want out of the 250's. Everytime I get near a new decade it starts really getting to me!

Cassie501107
01-23-2008, 12:57 PM
Because I have a birthday party to go to tomorrow night--McDonald's and ice cream....and cake. I'll have a high-cal day, and don't need another today.

Havingfaith
01-23-2008, 08:02 PM
I'm on plan today because what I lose in pounds, I gain in confidence.

Oooooooh!! I LIKE that!! :D

I am staying on plan today, because I can't WAIT till my clothes start fitting looser! Also, because if I lose just one more pound, I get to have a new avatar!

Beverlyjoy
01-24-2008, 03:49 AM
The reason I am staying on plan today is that, while it may be hard at times, I want to learn to have a sane relationship with food.

thismomrockz
01-24-2008, 04:39 AM
I am staying on plan today because : I want to be healthy and I feel better when I do not have so much weight to carry.

gr8smyl99
01-24-2008, 06:19 AM
I like that one too!!

My reason for staying on plan is that I don't want to hurt the people I love, because that makes me sad. And I want to be happy!! :) :)

GirlyGirlSebas
01-24-2008, 07:54 AM
My One reason today: The scales are playing the water game with me. But I know that I've been 100% on-plan and working out every day, so I refuse to acknowledge the scales today!

Purplefirefly
01-24-2008, 11:15 AM
I am on plan today because this morning I hit the exact weight I quit at last time...and this time I am determined to pass that number and keep going.

valpal23
01-24-2008, 12:40 PM
because I have to learn to disconnect my happiness from the number on the scale. I need to feel good about what I'm doing without numbers moving.

missrocky73
01-24-2008, 01:46 PM
I'm on plan today because I want to be under 215!

denialisnthappiness
01-24-2008, 04:37 PM
Tomorrow I'm going to stay on plan because you know what? It's Friday tomorrow... which means almost another whole week of being spot on with everything :)

Lyn2007
01-24-2008, 06:44 PM
Because I am fighting tooth and nail just to maintain!!! I don't want to gain...

LisaF
01-24-2008, 07:40 PM
I am staying on plan today because I didn't:
-give in to the "lower fat" items at Starbucks
-stop at Qdoba on the way home, even though I don't feel like cooking
-convince myself that Qdoba is "healthy food, kinda. It's got vegetables, right?"

Lisa

Beverlyjoy
01-25-2008, 05:50 AM
The one reason I am staying on plan today is that - if I can make it interesting and doable - then maybe it will be practice for a new lifestyle.

gr8smyl99
01-25-2008, 07:25 AM
Beverly, you have such great affirmations every day! They inspire me, thank you. And hearing someone else say them, too, helps me remember that I'm not alone.

My reason for staying on plan today.... It's Friday, and I'll be alone tonight, which in the past could have been an "eating-fest". But I don't want to do those things anymore, because in the end, they make me feel bad. And I want to feel good!!!

Havingfaith
01-25-2008, 07:29 AM
The reason I am staying on plan today is because I'm PMSing, so I know I need to remain focused and not let emotional eating rear its ugly head today!! ;)

GirlyGirlSebas
01-25-2008, 08:10 AM
My One reason for today: I'm feeling a little down today, but I refuse to use food as comfort.

Beverlyjoy
01-26-2008, 07:29 AM
The one reason I am staying on my plan today is that I can celebrate with special foods tonight that are healthy. I will have a broiled lobster tail for supper.

Beth - I am glad that maybe something I have said here helps you. I found 3fatchicks last fall...I was one month into my living a more healthy life. I needed some support. It was this thread "one reason to stay on plan" that I found. I checked it every day and it kept me going. I really think this is a very powerful and helpful thread. Good luck on your journey!

BattleAx
01-26-2008, 02:08 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I deserve to be thin.

LisaF
01-26-2008, 02:25 PM
I'm staying on plan today because I want people's first impression of me to be something other than "fat".

Havingfaith
01-26-2008, 07:20 PM
I am staying on plan today, because I don't want my TOM to ruin all that I've worked for. I will not binge. I will not go off plan. I will get through this!

denialisnthappiness
01-27-2008, 03:06 AM
I'm staying on plan because I have too many healthy food choices in the house not to (nectarines.... mmmmm!)

BattleAx
01-27-2008, 01:27 PM
I'm staying on plan today because my life depends on it.

kissingginger
01-27-2008, 02:05 PM
I'm staying on plan today, because I want to see those glorious numbers (257) again on the scale tomorrow on my official weigh in day!!!!

leah_0600
01-27-2008, 02:40 PM
Because i want to not feel uncomfortable in a bikini when i go for a romantic weekend away for Valentine's!

And because i'm eating so much healthier and drinking no less than 8 glasses of water, i feel fab :) i want to remember what this feels like for when i'm slacking off

Beverlyjoy
01-27-2008, 05:34 PM
I am staying on plan today because I made a way for it to work for today.

famograham
01-27-2008, 07:59 PM
Because I hit 10 pounds today, and I'm VERY excited about it!

I really want to change my ticker, but my weigh in day isn't until Tuesday!

Beverlyjoy
01-28-2008, 05:54 AM
I will stay on plan today - because I like the way I feel when things are planned out and when I am eating in a more healthful manner.