100 lb. Club - accountability / menus / planning March 2 - March 8




mj5
03-02-2008, 08:36 AM
Need some accountability? A place to post your menu? Some support? A little of everything? This is the place for you!!!!


mj5
03-02-2008, 08:39 AM
Good Morning! Hope everyone is doing well! I feel better, but now I have that "day after a migraine / hung-over feeling" not fun, but better than a migraine!

No big plans today...just finishing up the laundry. I need to eat something for breakfast, it's just that nothing sounds good, yet.

GirlyGirlSebas
03-02-2008, 09:09 AM
Good morning!

MJ, I know that feeling well. Glad the migraine is over and hope you start feeling 100% soon.

I'm feeling that hung over feeling,too. Unfortunatley, mine is from my two day off-plan binge. I've not had one of these in a long long time and I was hoping they were gone for good. It looks like the maintainers are right...I'll always have to be on guard for this as there really isn't a "cure." I'm feeling absolutely rotten today...physically and mentally...but, I've not given up. It may be a huge battle, but I will get back on-plan today and continue losing this weight.

Hope everyone has a great on-plan day.


Darkblue
03-02-2008, 09:30 AM
Weekly weight-in: 244, down three pounds, but it's probably mostly due to being sick.

Hope everyone has a good week!

Beverlyjoy
03-02-2008, 09:41 AM
Hi chickies....checking in. Went with friends to the movies yesterday and out to dinner. I didn't know where we'd end up for supper....usually, I'll go into a panic mode. But, we went to a rib house where I could get some white chicken chilie soup and a nice salad. :) So it worked out OK. We went back to our friend's house and playe Wii and Guitar Hero. What a hoot - never too old I guess to try out the newest things - especially the Cow Racing game. My friend had ice cream and and brownies - I had a very small portion of those and counted it in for my totals and was still OK. Whew...made it thru. :)

today - meeting in Delaware Ohio - getting ready for a storytelling conference - planning meeting

ice, heat, stretches
journal food
meditation
PMA
water!

breakfast - ff cottage cheese, pnb toast, applesauce
snack - carrots
lunch - egg white salad sandwich open face with melted lite cheese, asparagus
snack - banana
dinner - home made vegetable beef soup, garlic toast
snack - cereal, flax, fruit, milk

bgtxmamma - I answered your question about my meditation in Sunday's post - if you didn't see it, that's where it is. :)

Darkblue - congrats on the weight loss :carrot: ....sorry you were sick! :hug:

Rhonda - sorry about your binge....try and drink LOTS of water and plan to a good day - the best you can. It makes many battles to win a war!! :) I agree - seems like we always have to be on guard - the binge monster lurks always. :( You can do this. :carrot::carrot:

Mj5 - so glad your migraine is over ....thank goodness. Pamper yourself today and take care. :hug:

There's so much "stuff" going around. I've got a cold too..and my voice is scratchy (not good for a storyteller) - so I am resting it as much as I can.
Everyone have a great on plan day.

bigtxmomma
03-02-2008, 03:01 PM
Hey you guys! We're back from our short camping trip. It was a great time, but I overindulged, BIG TIME. =/ I was reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyy out of control with my eating. =/ Then, when I woke up this morning I was like, "OK, back on track!" and continued to eat a ton of this yummy dried fruit, yogurt covered raisins, raspberry chocolate trail mix. And THEN when we got home today, I said, "OK, back on track!" but I just ate like half a bag of pistachios. GRRRRRRRRRR.

Ok, back on track. Today. From here on in. =/ I reallyyyyy need to get it out of my head that just because we're on a trip or something, it doesn't mean I can go all out of control and eat everything in sight.

We did a lot exercise, so that's good. haven't done anything yet today. We have to clean up big time, then maybe I'll do some strength this afternoon.

Back for personals later! And I'll check the old thread, Beverly!!

Schmoodle
03-02-2008, 04:55 PM
Hi chickles. What a crazy weekend this has been. My niece went into the hospital for an emergency appendectomy Thursday. Friday AM at 3:30 I saw DD off on her spring break vacation to Arizona. Friday afternoon I picked up DH from the airport. The ship he was on had so many issues that they sent the crew home. So we are happy to see him earlier than expected, but I guess he'll be going back out again soon. We'll enjoy him while he's home.

He and I had a nice dinner Friday night at our favorite restaurant. I behaved! Tenderloin, lima beans, and salad on the side. Yesterday was all about kids having friends over and sleepovers, so not much sleep, plus DD called from Arizona having trauma in the middle of the night.

Today was much calmer and pleasant. We had lunch with my grandmother and went swimming. We are all pooped now.

On the weightloss front, I was able to move my ticker 2 lbs. after 4 weeks of no loss! I have been doing much better with exercise and I'm sure that's making the difference, since I have been mostly on plan, but cheating a little her and there.

mj, glad your migraine is over. Hope you had a peaceful, restorative day.
Rhonda, you are so dedicated and never give up. I think that's what makes for success in the end. It's a learning process, and this is just another lesson for you to benefit from!
darkblue, congrats on the 3 lbs!
Beverlyjoy, sounds like a fun and busy weekend for you!
bigtxmomma, old habits die hard. You will get a handle on this, it just takes some time. Maybe now is a good time to think about how you will plan to handle the next trip!

I haven't really done menu planning all weekend, but have done okay with food nevertheless. Today was:
B: oatmeal with milk and agave nectar, coffee
L: lentil stew, chicken breast, small piece rye bread
S: latte
D: Pork Loin, steamed cauliflower
S: NSA pudding cup with cool whip free

math puppy
03-03-2008, 03:08 AM
Hello. Ive been skipping out on checking in lately, I think its really taking a toll on my weight loss awareness, I’m not sure why, I think I was just going through a funk, but I didn’t gain any weight.
I have a cold or something. Anyways I stayed on plan today, which felt good because yesterday was not an op day!

But amazingly I was op 3 consecutive days prior to that. Which is good for me, lots of times im 100 over my plan. That’s still in weight loss range, even 200 cals is, but it feels good to see those lbs melt away so fast.

I’m feeling kinda brain dead tonight. I better go.


Girlygirl- ack! I know that feeling all to well. Im glad you are staying positive. That’s really what’s going to keep your head above water!

Darkblue- so sad you are sick, get well soon

Beverly- congrats on a job well done on a night out! I’m so proud of you!

Mj- I get visual migraines, I can’t even imagine the ones with pain! Glad you are feeling better

Bigtxmomma-sometimes saying on track is so hard! Today I kept reaching for stuff without even thinking about it! I found that hiding it from my self helps..outta sight outta mind thing. I know you can have a good op day!

Schmoodle-wow 2lbs! congrats!

Beverlyjoy
03-03-2008, 07:35 AM
Hi folks...yesterday went well with my food. Today I am fighting a cold and lots of aches and pains...I'll carry on - it's a quiet day.

today...I'll rest and work on publicity for my storytelling guild

- lots of water for my cold
- less talking for my voice
- meditation
- PMA

breakfast - egg white scramble, pnb toast, pear
snack - brocolli
lunch - Italian Wedding Soup
snack - yogurt, flax, crackers
dinner - pancake, light turkey sausage, applesauce
snack - cereal, milk

math puppy - hope you get out of your funk soon!! :hug: Hang in there.

schmoodle - Glad your DH will be home soon...wow :) that's a wonderful thing. Congrats on losing 2 more pounds! :carrot::carrot:

txmamma - great that you had a good time camping. Jump back on program and then you'll be OK :)

Have a good day everyone! :D

GirlyGirlSebas
03-03-2008, 08:30 AM
Good morning, Accountability Friends!

I’m so glad the weekend is over. It was not a great on-plan weekend for me and I’m ready to get my head back into my plan. I’m not 100% sure of what exactly happened. I don’t think it was one thing in particular. I think I just allowed a series of stressful days build up my frustration and anxiety until I exploded and turned to my familiar remedy…food. But, my mantra is “Quitting is not an option anymore” so I’m still here and trying to get this weight off and learn new ways of coping with the stresses of life.

Schmoodle – Congratulations on your 2 pounds loss! :carrot:
Darkblue – Congratulations on your 3 pounds loss! :carrot: Hope those medications are helping you to get back on your feet.
Linda – Congratulations on your scale drop! :carrot: I saw your other thread where you’ve lost 20 pounds and 1/5 of your goal. That is awesome!
Beverly – Hope those aches and pains let up for you soon.
Math – Glad you decided to come check in with us. Checking in here does help keep me motivated to stay on-plan....most of the time!
Momma- Were you able to get back on-plan yesterday?
MJ – Did you get rested and recovered for your work day today?
Purple, Ginger, Sara, CCkayac and everyone else, how are you doing?

Last night, I managed to remember to put on the crock pot for my steelcut oatmeal. So, I’m starting the day off on the right foot with my healthy breakfast. I also realize that I must make exercising a priority despite my heavy workload. I must make myself a priority again. I’ve decided that I’ll only work occasional overtime from now on. My health is too important and my family needs me, too.

Hope everyone has a great on-plan day.

bigtxmomma
03-03-2008, 09:31 AM
Good morning! We're all befuddled today. DD woke up super early, and DH is grumpy because it's still dark out.

I did okay yesterday in terms of food choices. I ate relatively on plan, but I ate when I wasn't hungry, which wasn't on plan. I did WATP 1.5 miles, so that was good.

Today is a new day. I'm only going to eat when hungry, and not when I think I should be eating. I know I can do this. My scale is tripping me out, because last night I weighed myself and was at 300, then when I woke up it was at 305. Then I waited half an hour and stepped back on and it was at 300 again.

Hi mj! Glad you're feeling better! Migraines are awful. =(

Rhonda, I'm sorry about your off-plan weekend. =( It's scary how stress can build up like that. But it's awesome that you are moving on!!! =D You can do it!!!!!!!

Beverly, thank you for your response about meditation! You had inspired me earlier to meditate a bit, but just using some old visualizations. I'm going to buy one of those CDs.

Schmoodle, your weekend sounds insane! I hope your niece is better, and that your DD survives spring break! :) That's a nice surprise to get your DH home.

Math Puppy, keep on checkin' in! How is kung fu? Is your partner feeling better and the chest pains have disappeared?

My plan today:
Bfast: eggs, coffee
lunch: chickpea/broccoli casserole
dinner: veggie soup
snack: NO NUTS! Vegetables. Cheese.

Exercise:
WATP
Strength & sculpt

kissingginger
03-03-2008, 11:03 AM
Good Morning everyone!

Sorry it's been so long since I've checked in. Usually when people don't check in, it's cause they fell off the wagon. I certainly did, but I'm back and trying my hardest to stick with it. I am still struggling.

I've learned a valuable lesson - I can manage one night of eating out with friends (as I did in January) and wake up right back on plan. I CANNOT manage an entire weekend away with all food provided (they literally served desert with breakfast, lunch and dinner!). It took me 4 days home to get back to eating properly. A few enablers in my life didn't help either (eg. hubby offered me his leftover potato chips the first evening I was home) - I didn't eat them the first night, but still not being back on plan, the next evening they called to me, and I was back into the old habit of watching tv and eating junk mindlessly. A positive thing about the weekend away was that I did work out hard (Jillian and Bob style) at the gym there and used an elliptical the first time for 1 hour 20 minutes --I certainly hurt the next day. I went for many walks on the beach and swam in the pool. There was no littles ones there to need me to get off the treadmill and it helped immensely.

Last Thursday I knew I had to go to my doctors office the next day to weigh in (and thankgoodness or else my relapse might have been much much longer) and I ate very lightly all day and mostly veggies and protein only. I helped get my taste buds back to healthy foods.

I weighed in only 2.5 pounds lighter than last month at 256. I was disappointed because by mid-february I was at my goal of 253 and had I kept it up I could have been as light as 251 or 250. <sigh>.

Today accountability friends I am 255.6. I am changing my ticker and getting back to it.

Here's the plan today:
b: oats/fruit, tea
s:apple
l:salad and chicken
s: tomatoes and cucumbers
d: not sure, either salad again or soup?

Thank for listening. The damage was not huge, but the struggling has been. I've been trying to find inspiration everywhere. I need to drive to come from within.

Cheers, Ginger

Purplefirefly
03-03-2008, 11:15 AM
Just checking in so you know I'm alive :) I'm feeling much better today because I made a plan to get back to some old habits...like getting up early enough to do a short exercise, shower, lotion, and actually get dressed :lol: Dropped the kids off completely ready for the day and it felt so good. I miss not feeling like I have to hide when they open the door to take out a kid. This just means I have less time to be on here...but I will be checking in at least once a day during the week. Weekends are a different matter right now, but I will stay caught up with you all.

Rhonda--Right back to it, girly! You can do this, you know it's just a matter of sucking it up and getting through the beginning part again. So hard to get going, but eventually it starts to feel so good and natural...I want to be back in that easy place real soon, but it seems to never last long for me.

Ginger--Yeah, it would be hard for anyone to stay OP in those circumstances. But it's over now and you know what you have to do...now DO IT :buttkick:

txmomma--You can't let the scale drive you nuts! You'll have those fluctuations from day to day and during the day, but it has nothing to do with actual fat gain or loss. Look at it over a period of time, say week and month, and don't let the other changes get to you. I weigh every morning, but I know when it jumps up a little without cause it will be coming back down and i don't freak out...or maybe weigh less if you can't turn off the panic when you see a higher number?

I will catch up with everyone else...time to get son from preschool and go eat lunch at the elementary school, then my daughter has gymnastics again tonight, so I'll be back eventually just not sure when. She is almost pulling a back handspring by herself, she is so excited! and very excited for proud mama to watch as well :) Actually, I think if her coach would not put his arm out she would do it on her own already, but i know he has a reason not to let her yet, so I'm just being patient.

mj5
03-03-2008, 12:47 PM
Hi everyone! I am swamped at work today, but I will check in as soon as I get back home!

bigtxmomma
03-03-2008, 04:42 PM
Today I've had a good day. I bought a guided imagery-healthy eating meditation CD from itunes for $9. It was GREAT. Beverly, I have to agree that there is a benefit to meditation. At first it seems kind of hokey, but the patterns I have for unhealthy eating are sooooo deep seated in my subconscious. And it goes after triggers, like cravings, and comfort eating, trying to train your mind to switch on new feelings. We'll see how it goes. I think I'll listen to it before bed, because I like to listen to my ipod as I'm going to sleep.

Then I did about 35 minutes of Biggest Loser cardio/WATP.

Tonight I'm going to make asparagus soup. I had chickpea/broccoli casserole for lunch. And I just ate a smoothie after the workout. I want to work in some weights tonight once I recover.

Ginger, you're awesome. There were some GREAT things you did on the weekend. Where did the motivation to exercise come from? Almost 1.5 hrs on the elliptical?? That's hardcore. You should be proud of yourself. And what is your husband doing, offering you potato chips! That's so not cool.

Purple, that's great that you're doing what you need to do. Yay for your daughter and her back handspring! Yea, actually, I only weigh in once a week. Last night I checked because I was cursing myself for eating too much. I think I have a bum scale. But, I guess it is consistently off. =D

See you guys later!

mj5
03-03-2008, 07:10 PM
Hi everyone! Only four more days until vacation!!! I have been waiting for it for so long I can't believe it's almost here!!!!

Here are a few personals...not much, but all I have time for tonight....

Rhonda--How are you doing? You can do this!

Darkblue--Good for you!

Beverlyjoy--Great job!!!

bigtxmomma--So glad you had fun camping! Ok, back on track for you!! You can do it!

Schmoodle--Yikes, I'm tired just reading about your weekend! Congrats on the loss!!!

mathpuppy--welcome back!

Ginger--So glad to have you back!

Purple--Wow! Great plan!

Sara--How's the knee? Stay off it ;)

Rakel--How are you holding up? Hopefully wedding plans are stressing you out too much!

As for me, migraine and ickiness is finally gone! I hate feeling like that! Of course I feel better, just in time for my knee to start acting up again. Whatever. So, I am in 'take care of my knee' mode, but not totally giving up working out at this point--taking it easier, but not giving it up yet. I can't get into the ortho sooner--he's out of town. I could see someone else, but I choose not to.

Work is hectic, but ok.

I am down 1 lb, which is ok, I wish it was more, BUT I have noticed that I must be losing inches--this is going to sounds strange, but my underwear seem big! I know my legs (calves espcially) are smaller. So, it's working!!!!

This morning I was really tired still (migraines really wipe me out) so I didn't work out in the am and I could totally feel the difference and not in a good way! I did go to the gym tonight, but it just wasn't the same! I guess I have gotten so used to doing some cardio or yoga (or combo) in the morning that my body likes it. So, I'll be back at it tomorrow am! I think that once it gets warm enough I may try taking the dogs for a short walk in the am--they would LOVE that!

Have a great night everyone! Remember--we CAN do this!

Beverlyjoy
03-04-2008, 05:28 AM
Hi Chicks! I weighed myself today and I am so, so happy to say that I've lost three pounds. :) I could feel it, too - funny, I knew it. This past week, I've eating at the low end of my calorie range instead of the high end.

Still have a cold and laryingitis. :( I have programs to do this week. I can work when I am sick...but, not if I don't have a voice. I am hoping I don't have to reschedule my programs for tomorrow.

Plans for today -

ice and heat - for my pieces and parts
stretches
meditation
journal food
lots of water
PMA
No talking!

breakfast - ff cottage cheese with 1/2 banana cut up on it, npnb on ww toast
snack - brocolli
lunch - open face egg white salad with lite cheese sandwich, asparagus
snack - yogurt with flax, cracker
dinner - spaghetti with meat sauce, green bean salad
snack -cereal, fruit, skim milk

Mj5 - vacation time count down...love it! :D

txmamma - I hope you find the meditation as beneficial as I have. I agree - it does seem kind of hokey - but, effective. Great job on your exercise. :carrot:

Purple - It sounds like you are putting together a good plan. And...No more jammies at drop off... ;)
You CAN do this and make it thru...I just know it.

Ginger - jump back on your plan. I agree - the whole process of health and food is a huge learning process. :) It's so easy to go back to all the old habits. One thing I learned in my class about our relationship with food is that when you push thru to get past a stumbling block....it becomes easier the next time you are faced with a similar situation because you've already done it once. I hope that makes sense.

Rhonda - it's so, so easy to fall back on the food - it's our way of dealing. When you are feeling really stressed...try to remember to take three deep breathes and then let them out slowly...one at a time. :) It seems to help.

And, to the rest of the Accountability Gang - have a good day.

I hope you all have a great on plan day. Remember - treat yourself as well as you would treat a good friend.

GirlyGirlSebas
03-04-2008, 08:10 AM
Good morning, Accountability Friends!

My youngest DD woke me at 5:00 this morning…bad dream. I had trouble falling back to sleep as my brain decided that it was time to do some deep thinking! The main thing on my mind was the struggle I’ve been having lately with staying on-plan. Last week, I was struggling to get my project completed by Friday and I found myself constantly going into the kitchen and looking through the cabinets and the refrigerator…and sometimes grabbing something to eat when I wasn’t hungry and it wasn’t meal or snack time. Then, I crashed and burned over the weekend and went on a binge. Yesterday was another off-plan day. During my early morning think session, I realized that I’ve allowed myself to forget the main reasons why I’m doing this. Yes, I want to look better…who wouldn’t? But, I also want to be a healthy active person for the remainder of my life. No more sitting on the sidelines and allowing my weight to hold me back. I don’t want to let life pass me by. I want to travel, to enjoy life, to be independent for as long as possible. I want to be like my Dad! I had lost my focus, but, for the first time in a while, I’m feeling 100% optimistic and determined to get this weight off, to develop a daily exercise habit and to eat the foods that benefit my body the most! Today, I’m having a 1200 calorie day and will do 60 minutes of walk/run on the treadmill.

Ginger – Congratulations on your 2 ½ pound loss! :carrot: Its so good to see you back here and posting again!
MJ – Congrats on your pound loss and the loss in inches! :broc:

Purple – It’s funny how I always seem to follow your lead! :D Working from home has made me very lazy. I’ve been working in my pajamas everyday. When I take a bath after my workday, I usually just put on a clean pair of pajamas. Hubby has made a few comments, but I kind of just blew him off. Then, he told me that I look younger and slimmer when I wear a bra. I definitely want to look younger and slimmer,so I decided that I was going to start getting dressed each morning and have some pride in my appearance again. I’ve been getting up and getting dressed …and, even wearing perfume! Now, I don’t have to make a mad dash for upstairs if anyone drops by.:D
Momma – Hope the meditation works well for you.

Hi to all of my other Accountability partners. Hope everyone has a great on-plan day!

bigtxmomma
03-04-2008, 09:52 AM
Good morning, ya'll! Slept well but it's nice and cold out and I could have slept all day.

Food:
Bfast -- eggs, Gimme Lean, coffee w/ almond milk
Lunch -- broccoli/garbanzo casserole
Snack -- asparagus soup
Dinner -- something with eggplant

Exercise:
Strength today!

Yay for vacation, mj! Are you staying home, mostly? I remember you were going to clean your attic.

Beverly, congratulations on your loss!!! That's wonderful!!

Yay Rhonda!! It's good to have you goals set out so clearly. =D I hope you have a wonderful on plan, bra-wearing day today. =D

Hi to everyone else!

Purplefirefly
03-04-2008, 10:00 AM
Rhonda--It is nice to actually be dressed for the day, but I didn't quite make it today. I did change from PJs but into a hoodie and shorts, and well they kinda matched but didn't look real hot. :shrug: I have always been a laid back girl when it comes to make up and such, but I have just let it go too far. Slowly working back up to taking that morning time to make myself feel good. I don't wear perfume, but I do use bath & body works lotions, I lotion my entire body in the AM after my shower and I can smell it on my all day long, so nice and the skin is so smooth under the clothes...how could I possibly forget to do that for myself?

:carrot: 3 lb. is awesome, Beverly :carrot:

Congrats on the pound mj...and it is common to lose less pounds but knock off inches. My mom is in cardio rehab after her heart attack and she has only lost like 8 lbs I think, but has dropped from a size 18/20 into a 14! She looks amazingly different, yet she felt she wasn't making progress because the scale was barely going down...shows the scale is not the most important thing.

I am down a pound today, so it's looking good for WI friday. I am back on track, just tired today because I kept having strange dreams and waking up last night. DD also had a lot of trouble going to sleep, these new gymnastics classes get her so wired up she's like on a high when we come home, and she can't make herself rest. I know the excitement will die down, but she was never this excited about any of the other gyms she has gone to...but this place is different, it's more like one on one with a really good coach and she just loves it...which turns into a long night of me trying to get her to calm down and sleep. Then waking up myself....I'm just worn out and might take a nap before I get my son from preschool. We'll see.

mj5
03-04-2008, 01:32 PM
Hi everyone! I have a hair appt tonight and I cannot wait! The works...hilights, eye brows waxed, cut, dh probably won't recognize me when I get home! Actually, the cut will probably just be a trim...not sure what to do. I may let it grow again (it's pretty long now)--2 years ago I cut 14" off and donated it to Locks of Love...I may do that again.

beverlyjoy--CONGRATS on the loss, weight loss, that is...I hope you get your voice back!!!!

Rhonda--Good for you using those early am hours for some serious thinking! I think that's one reason why I like getting up so early to do some cardio...it's quiet (except for the dogs squeaking) and me and whatever dvd I have on!

Ok, I must admit I am a little jealous of purple and Rhonda...I am sure I would feel differently if I didn't have to get ready to leave the house by 7:15am five days a week, but I live for Sat and Sun when I can stay in my pj's all day!!!!

momma--BIG yea for vacation! It's been MUCH too long! We are going to clean our attic and upstairs, then....not sure what...definitely some bargain shopping and some 'date nights'.

purple--Good for you for using nice smelling lotion!! And hey, the rest is a work in progress, right?! Thanks! I *know* the scale isn't as important, but well sometimes I still get hung up on the #'s...what was cool was I put on a pair of jeans this am and while I can't say they are too big, they are certainly looser! Congrats on being down a pound yourself! Are you walking on that track at gymnastics yet? ;)

K, gotta get some work done. Talk to you later!

kissingginger
03-04-2008, 02:13 PM
Hi everyone!

A quick hello. I am on plan today and yesterday. I managed a nice walk yesterday with my "hills" workout at the end and I could certainly feel it last night. I'm off for another walk today :) and I feel good.

Bye for now!!!
Ginger

rakel
03-04-2008, 08:00 PM
quick posting: I'm not too stressed out, but very busy. As far as weight goes, I can't seem to get over the 275 hump. I'll go down to 272 for a day or two and then nudge back up to 275. I start out well and then by the end of the day I eat more than I should and I don't get my exercise in. I think I am self-sabotaging by just giving in even though I KNOW I shouldn't and that it will keep me at the same spot.

I think I am afraid of failure, which is silly because if I keep doing this then I will fail. I need to find my motivation, and get through this really busy time so I can focus on ME and getting healthy. I should be able to do both but I'm afraid that I am not that coordinated/organized. I saw my reflection in my computer monitor today and thought, "You know, you may have lost around 30lbs, but you're still really big. You need to keep going." I have the knowledge, but I lack the willpower. I'm thinking about maybe joining weight watchers after the honeymoon. We'll find out by the end of the week whether John has a job or not. He has been doing some work here and there for a sign shop -- the owners go to our church -- they just landed a major client and will be signing the contracts on Thursday. So, providing that all goes as planned, John will probably start working next week.

I wish I could keep up with you all, but we're growing by leaps and bounds and I've been so out of touch lately. I'm still here and I haven't given up... but still trying to get back into the swing of things and make more progress.

kissingginger
03-04-2008, 08:11 PM
BeverlyJoy - you just have such wonderful advice. I sure hope I learn to get through it easier...because there is a next time. I'm scrapbooking for an entire weekend at the end of April. Again, food included. However, MIL will be there with me, and that's motivation enough to show strength that I CAN resist temptation. There won't be much snacking around her.

Rakel- it's nice to see you around. I know you get past the 275 hump!

Rhonda- I don't want to sit by on the sidelines and watch life pass me by either! I'm so glad you are back on plan. I know what it's like to binge. It just seems so easy and worth it at the time, but it's truly NOT worth it at all.

Mj5 and Purple - both of you are down a pound! Awesome!

Anyhow, I gotta run. Thanks for all your support and encouragement!

Ginger

kissingginger
03-04-2008, 08:16 PM
Oh and a quick note to txmamma:

Yes, what exactly is hubby doing offering me chips !!! Dang!

And yes I am very proud of my workouts lately. Today you ladies would have been proud. 45 minute walk ending with another 45 minutes of running up the hill on my street and walking down. I tell you running 255 pounds up a hill reminds me why life would be so much easier if I were lighter! It was a struggle.

I can run. I can lose weight. I can change. I can compete. I can win! - inspiration from the biggest loser Australia, season 1.

Cheers,
Ginger

math puppy
03-04-2008, 10:35 PM
hey guys. today was not good. :P
i stopped counting cals about halfway through the day. whats wrong with me? i think it might be the stress i have over my partner. she had a minor surgery and i have been taking care of her the past week. (yesterday was the actual surgery, but the emotional build up took a lot out of both of us)

everything is fine, everything is totaly fine, im just stuck in funk land. her chest pains were nothing to do with her heart so that was good (to answer your Q bigtxmomma im touched you asked :) )

i decided that i should check in even if im not doing good, that way at least im aware that im not doing good. you know, on that other level, the level that the rest of the world is in on. it will help keep me accountible and get me back on track faster.

oh somthing good that happened: when i was in line at the grocery store, i thought of all you guys, then i put the "im having a crappy day" cheese cake back
:)

so even if it wasnt that great of a day, i had one battle won! (thanks to you guys)

i feel a little better just checking in....

i think i even feel good enought to say that ill not skip out on sit ups tonight!
thankyou for reading.
promise i wont be a drainbow for long. the rainbow inside me will be back in no time. maybe tommorow?

(hopeful)

bigtxmomma
03-04-2008, 10:47 PM
Hey guys!

I did well today. I ate a little more around dinner time than I had intended. I worked out well -- I did a good strength session, and then tonight DH watched DD and I went to the park and walked 2 miles. I did really well. I'm feeling very good. My xbox got fixed so I'm going to relax and play. =D

Purple, that's crazy about your mom losing only 8 pounds and yet several dress sizes! I hope the WI goes well on Friday. =D

mj, how'd your beauty night turn out? I love getting my eyebrows waxed. Well, not really. But better than plucking!

ginger... lol @ the 255 pound frame running up the hill. I was thinking of that today on my walk. I was thinking about how my legs are so muscular because I've been hauling a 330 pound frame around for a year, and how I'd like to just KEEP those strong muscles. Grats on being on plan! Keep up the good work!

Rakel, good luck to John! I hope he gets the job! Keep posting when you have time, don't worry about personals. It's overwhelming. Have you thought that maybe you're afraid of success, and not failure? Just a thought.

Beverlyjoy
03-05-2008, 06:54 AM
Hi...I did well with my food yesterday. I am grateful.

Yesterday was my birthday - and DH had to go out of town, plus too many aches and pain and a cold to boot. I started to have a "pitty party". But, I got so many phone calls from all over the country (even one from Australia), cards, emails and my three year old neighbor brought me flowers - How could I have anything but a lovely day.

work on taxes
water
meditation
stretches
journal food
PMA - I'll try - having a hard time lately

breakfast - grits with cheese, apple
lunch - HC clam chowder, spaghetti squash
snack - yogurt, flax
dinner - creamed tuna and peas, green beans
snack - cereal, fruit, milk

I'll check back later for personals.

Have a good day. Be kind to yourself.

GirlyGirlSebas
03-05-2008, 08:01 AM
Good morning, Accountability Friends!

Today is on-plan day 2....Yipee! I wish I could always remember how good this feels! I spent some time reading back through my blog last night. I am so very glad I started blogging last year as I am learning more and more about myself each week and it helps to remind myself of the reasons I'm doing this. If you've not started journaling or blogging, I encourage you to do so. I found a quote from 'You On A Diet' that I included in one of my earlier posts and it really spoke to me again "……your fat serves as a literal and metaphorical protective layer that keeps you from interacting with reality. You don’t have to play the game of life if you’re constantly making excuses for living on the bench. If only you could lose weight, if only you could fit into that bikini, if only you could take a hike with the family without breathing heavier than a prison escapee. While some people may say that fat is a failure, the truth is that fat - for many of us - is a way of avoiding failure, because it’s an excuse for never competing and engaging in life.” Wow! Do these doctors know me personally?:D

MJ - Hiya Gorgeous! How was the makeover? I bet you look great.
Purple - Congratulations on dropping another pound! BTW, I love Bath & Bodyworks, too. Getting a full set of bath gel, lotion and body spray is my favorite gift to myself. Today, I'm wearing Cherry Blossom.
Ginger - Congratulations on making it through on-plan day 2!
Math - Hope your rainbow comes out of hiding for you today. Great job of not buying that evil cheesecake!
Rakel - Hope that job comes through for John.
Momma - Hi there! Hope you're having a great day.

Today, I must make myself get on the treadmill! Yesterday, I bought two knee wraps from Wallyworld so I can try a few sprints during my walk. I'm hoping that I can be like other heavy runners and start the C25K program at my current weight. Even if I don't do any running, I will definitely be walking.

Hope everyone has a great on-plan day!

Beverlyjoy
03-05-2008, 08:05 AM
Rhonda! I am SO glad you've had a couple good days on plan - hold on to that feeling, friend and build on it. You can do this.

LOVE the quote! Thanks so much - it's so very true.

bigtxmomma
03-05-2008, 10:34 AM
Hi guys!

We're off to a slow morning. I fed DD bfast at 7 am but haven't been hungry yet. Today I'm trying to listen to my body's signs, and to pay close attention to how food makes me feel.

Food plan:
eggs, gimme lean, coffee
soup for lunch
shirataki alfredo w/ veggies for dinner
turkey/mozz slices for snack, LFLC

Exercise:
WATP, and some strength


Math!! Wow I hope your girl is feeling better. Surgery, even minor, sucks. =( Good for you for putting back the cheesecake. And I had to lol @ drainbow! =D You'll be back on track.

Happy belated birthday, Beverly! I'm glad you worked past your pity party. =D

Rhonda, yay for being on plan!! I'm glad you're feeling good & energetic. That is a great quote. =D

Everyone, have a good on plan day today!!

kissingginger
03-05-2008, 11:29 AM
Hi Friends!

Today I am hurting. Those uphill sprints hurt and now I am shuffling around like a 90 yr. old (no offense to anyone out there!). I plan to stay "on plan" with food today and my goal is no snacking tonight after dinner.

My question is - should I attempt a walk on the treadmill? Even though I hurt? Maybe I just won't push myself hard, just do a nice moderate walk.

Gotta run!
Ginger

patchymama
03-05-2008, 01:57 PM
Good morning ladies! I would love to be able to join this thread :)

I think I have cleaned out my house of all junk food, trigger foods. Interestingly enough, this week I moved to a cash only system for our food budget and because of that I really didn't have much in the way of unhealthy foods in the house. I hope that this continues... it does seem that when I went grocery shopping last I contemplated food purchases more knowing I had a strict budget and would have to pay cash for it. I think this will also help with my previously routine mid day runs for french fries and coke.

My plan for today:

Get 8 glasses of water, no soda
Lunch: Salad with turkey added (I premade this yesterday so its quick and easy)
Dinner - Potato soup with ham
Snack - fresh cantelope and yogurt

Other Goals for today -
Clean up some neglected areas of the living room
WATP DVD

My 1st grade daughter is riding the bus home from school for the first time and I am a bit nervous. She has been begging me to let her all year, but she goes to a magnet school and busing is tricky and invovles switching buses. I finally agreed, and the school has partnered her up with a bus buddy, but I am still a bit nervous stressed about it! I need to keep busy today or I will start snacking on things to combat the nervousness! Knowing is half the battle right?

Working from home has made me very lazy. I’ve been working in my pajamas everyday.

This resonates with me. I have been a work at home mom (sewing stuff) for 6 years now.... sweatpants and yoga pants (even tho I don't do yoga, LOL) have been my uniform. I have never been much of a make up person, have always been a natural hippie type.... but its been a bit out of control lately. Maybe I should sew myself a few new things to help combat this.

Tiffany

Purplefirefly
03-05-2008, 04:34 PM
Tiffany--did your daughter make it home okay? I bet she came home bubbling with excitement! Welcome to the group.

Rhonda--Glad to hear you on plan and gearing up to walk. That is what I have grown to admire about you. No matter what happens you just start over again, no whining or crying, just doing it.

Ginger--I usually work through my cardio even though I get achy...unless even a basic walk is painful--not just achy but sore to the point of painful--then I will take a day off and rest that body part as much as possible. I will still be sore the next day, but enough recovered to go again, or take a light day. You don't want to wait until all the soreness is gone that's for sure. If you can make it through a light walk without wincing every step, then go for it.

txmomma--My mom is in a cardio rehab at the hospital, so nurses and doctors are her trainers, and they kept asking her why she wasn't losing weight, what was she eating, etc. but she eats no sugar at all and follows a strict diabetic diet religiously, so it wasn't the eating. She kept telling them she was losing inches and they just kept asking about why she wasn't losing. Then she walked in there wearing her new size 14 pants and their jaws dropped! They just couldn't realize her progress I guess because she was wearing size 18 sweatpants and holding them up :lol: I find it amazing she can drop all those inches and not pounds, strange.

I'm OP with eating and water today, but haven't been able to exercise yet. I'm going to go do it now if I can get the kids to quit fighting long enough! Yesterday was a major pull-all-your-hair-out kinda day, so I'm grateful we have some peace today. Hubby is driving me insane though! He is finding it impossible to stay within our budget for home rennovations, and is insisting on several things right now that will just go way over and we can't afford it, but he doesn't seem to care! He'll end up winning and we'll have an extra bill to pay, which he'll whine about when he wants the next power tool and I say "Can't, we have more bills now."

Sorry, venting here :devil:

mj5
03-05-2008, 04:49 PM
Hi everyone! I had this long post w/ lots of personals started earlier and our power went out!!!! It wasn't out long, but long enough for me to lose my post! I will re-post later, but just wanted to pop in and say hi!

My hair came out great!!! I even took the time to dry it w/ the diffuser this am so it was long and curly...everyone at work was impressed...of course, tomorrow it will probably be pulled back again, but that's ok!

Yesterday marked 14 on plan days in a row, so I was able to wear my ear rings today. It was awesome!! I need to come up w/ a new reward--espcially one that I can have and look at to 'tempt' me...I must say, that really worked!

Gotta run...have a great day!

mj5
03-05-2008, 06:38 PM
Hi again! Ok, here is my attempt (again) at personals...

ginger--great job! I wouldn't push it today.

rakel--Keep at it. You CAN do this. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that John gets a job offer!

math puppy--So glad to hear dp's surgery is over...I totally understand about the stress before the surgery being worse than the procedure itself! Yes, please check in--always. We are here to support. We all struggle at times. AWESOME job puttin the cheesecake back! You did that, ok maybe our voices were in your head, but YOU did it!!!! As Beverlyjoy has said (and others I'm sure), this is a series of battles!

txmomma--great job w/ exercise yesterday!!! I thought of you tonight when I ran into Wegmans and picked up a couple of things to go w/ dinner...at the deli they had some rattatioulle w/ baby bella mushrooms...I couldn't resist! I bought some to go along w/ dinner, but am going to check their website for the recipe.

beverlyjoy--Happy belated bday! Remember to be kind to yourself today!!!

Rhonda--Yea, day 2!!!! Get on that treadmill!

patchymama--Welcome!!

purple--hope you were able to get your exercise in! Good luck w/ the renovations....


I have to say, all the compliments I received today about my hair--not only about the hilights, but about the fact that it was down, made me realize that I really should make an effort to 'do' my hair more often. Don't get me wrong...I always do something to it, but it usually involves some sort of hair tie or barrette....I will try to give myself a little more time (really doesn't take much extra--the natural curl does all the work) and leave it down. Dh LOVES it down and rarely gets to see it that way.

Ok, gotta make a grocery list and get some dinner!

Have a great night!

patchymama
03-05-2008, 08:39 PM
Tiffany--did your daughter make it home okay? I bet she came home bubbling with excitement! Welcome to the group.

Yes, she made it home OK! Turns out her bus buddy is another little boy in her class and she was very happy about that LOL

rakel
03-05-2008, 09:07 PM
bigtxmomma: it's probably both now that I think of it! Thanks for the encouragement, I appreciate it!

Rhonda: YOU on a Diet is a great book and I love Dr OZ! I wish he could be my doctor :)

ANYHOO, I went to the gynecologist today, and have good news. My BP is actually really good (at least, that's what she said!) so I'm really happy about that. She said it was 126/70.

In short, I'm healthy as a horse and the only thing really wrong with me is that my thyroid seems a tad enlarged (which may account to some of my weight issues, but definitely not something to blame it all on, I know better than that!). She said I should go to a primary physician to get it checked out. Other than that, of course my weight is a high risk for many health issues and will only increase as I age. I told her my progress so far and she was definitely very encouraging and seemed impressed that I actually knew what I was talking about as far as diet and exercise was concerned, and even how much I knew about Birth control and all that. She said, "Wow, you really do your homework. Sounds like you know what you've got to do, and just need to stick with it." So true. I do know what needs to be done... no more excuses. I can't say I don't know better :P

GirlyGirlSebas
03-06-2008, 08:00 AM
Good morning, Accountability Friends!

Yesterday, I finally got myself together and got on the treadmill again. I think it’s been about 3 weeks since I’ve even stood near the thing! Since it’s been a while, I probably should have walked, but I really wanted to begin the C25K program….so, I did. I started the 13 week program which begins with an hour of 30 second “runs” and 4 ½ minute walks. I loved every single minute of it! I followed the recommendation of someone on the Cool Runners thread and used a knee support on each knee. I had planned on icing my knees afterward, but it was dinner time and then time for the kiddos to get to bed and I totally forgot to do the icing. Today, my left knee is just a bit “tender” feeling, but nothing major. I’m just really excited to finally make the jump back into exercising again. For me, it’s so much easier to stay motivated once I begin. And, I’m excited to finally be starting the running again. Granted, its more of a slow jog…but, I like to call it running.:D

Momma – How did listening to your body work for you yesterday? Did you learn anything interesting?
Ginger – How are you feeling today? Has the soreness eased up a bit?
Tiffany – Welcome! So glad you decided to post with us. And, congratulations on getting the junk and trigger foods out of the house. I believe that is one of my biggest success factors…a safe environment.
Purple – Were you able to get some exercise yesterday? I understand about the fighting kids. I have two daughters that often choose fighting as their favorite form of entertainment! Arggghh…..Don’t they know that it makes Mom very unhappy..and, you know what they say…”Mama ain’t happy, then nobody’s happy!” I also wanted to say Thank You for your compliment yesterday. That made me feel very proud of myself.
MJ – Congratulations on 14 on-plan days! I bet those earring look great…especially with that beautiful hair!
Rakel – that is great news about your blood pressure. Hope the thyroid turns out to be nothing major to worry about. Five years ago, my doctor discovered that I have goiters on each lobe of my thyroid. I have to monitor them, but they haven’t created any problems for me yet. She did say that I would eventually have to go on thyroid medication. I’m hoping to avoid that if at all possible.

Today, I have a very full work day including a couple of conference calls and another pending deadline on a project. Since I know its going to be a stress filled day, I've planned ahead for my eating.
Breakfast - 1 cup of steelcut oatmeal
Snack - 6 Triscuits with a small wedge of mozarella cheese
Lunch - Turkey Sausage and veggies.
Snack - Apple and Tablespoon of natural peanut butter
Dinner - ? Hubby still asleep and don't know what he has planned.
If I have calories left over, I'll have 5 ounces of red wine while watching Survivor.

Hope everyone has a great on-plan day!

kissingginger
03-06-2008, 12:22 PM
Hi everyone,

Well, yesterday I didn't push it. But I did take the kids on a 2 1/2 hour walk/hike though the back bush near our home. I felt it (it hurts to walk), they loved it. I am currently reading a book from the library on Nature Deficit Disorder and how we are keeping our children from being in nature. It's very interesting.

Today I am sore again, and I'm not loving it. I want to take advil for the pain, but it's almost manageable without. So far I haven't taken any. I should exercise again today, but I don't want to hurt like this again tomorrow. Ugh! I know it's good for me, but I feel like I am going backwards when it's a struggle to walk up the stairs again.

Oh and I got TOM today :(

Today's plan:

b: choc. milk. /oats
s: apple
l: salad with chicken
s: homeade granola bar (very small portion) and 1/2 banana
d: Not sure again!!!

Tiffany: Big welcome to you :)
Purple: thanks for the advice. Yesterday's walk/hike was good even though the kids walk slowly or run too fast I found it challenging without hurting myself too much....the goal today is to get on that treadmill/or outside. Reno's are stressful, hope it's goes smooth!

~~~I interrupt this program to tell you that in the middle of writing, I left the house and went for my walk --~Yippee!!

Gosh, I really want to finish personals...but I gotta shower and get ready!

Bye everyone,
Ginger

math puppy
03-06-2008, 12:40 PM
hey gang. had a good day yesterday, i was on my upper cal limit, but i wasnt over! now that is a victory for me! hee hee. i feel so much better and would like to upgrade my mood into "building confidance" :)

i got to get ready for work (blah)
turns out the fastest way to my work (wich involve the aquaduct in seattle wa) is becoming more and more unsafe. rats. how unconvienant. who wants to take the long way to work everyday?

ill check in later!

Bigtxmomma-good job listening to your body

Ginger-when you opened up with “today I am hurting” I thought it was emotional, and when I found out it was physical due to exercise I laughed out loud! Good job. Did you get on the tread mill?

Patchy- good job finding a way to control your eating habits. Having junk food around is never a good idea! Good luck on making yourself new outfits! Let us know what they look like!

Purple- hopefully all that arguing is burning calories! Ha! But you should try working that angle with him. The whole.. next time you want an new power tool we cant get it because well need to pay the bills bit? Good luck with that.

Mj- wow 14days! And a new hair cut!! Life is good! Im proud of you for staying on plan so long. Thanx for all the encouragement, it made me feel better.

Rakel- isn’t it fun to impress the dr. hee hee

Girlygirl- glad you got some exercise. Doesn’t it feel great after you get over talking yourself into doing it! Keep it up!


sorry if i missed anyone, have an op day!

math puppy
03-06-2008, 12:43 PM
ginger dont push yourself! if you working out when you are too soar to you could hurt yourself! let yourself heal! i dont want to see you hurt and then you really wont be able to work out :(

just concerned :)

bigtxmomma
03-06-2008, 02:20 PM
Hey everyone!

Having a busy day today, so I'll come back and do personals. =D

Food:
Eggs, Gimme Lean
Soup for lunch
turkey & cheese for snack
Kidney bean somethin' or other for dinner

Be back later!!

Beverlyjoy
03-06-2008, 03:59 PM
Hi Accountablity Gang....last night I ate about 500 calories over my maximum daily count. It's the same old thing...it happens when I feel physical pain. Of course, eating isn't going to help...but, it's the old "stand by" for stress. Less pain today - sane, thoughtful planned eating so far.

Tomorrow I go back to the orthopedist.

Plans for today:

ice, heat
meditation
journal food
water
stretches
PMA - i'll try

four programs at a school today

breakfast - egg white scramble with ketchup, baked apple, pnb toast
lunch - open face turkey and cheese, spaghetti squash with parm. cheese
snack - yogurt, peach and flax
dinner - tuna salad, crackers, veggie
snack - cereal, fruit, skim milk

I hope you all are having a good day. I'll try and be back later.

kissingginger
03-06-2008, 04:30 PM
Hi Math Puppy!

Thanks for your concern :) In fact, don't take this the wrong way, but you sound like my hubby. Lately he's been worried I've been working too hard and wants me to slow down. I feel like he's trying to keep me from working out (I know that in reality he's not!). But frankly, it's a bit of both - I have been working out hard, but if you don't get uncomfortable, your body can't change either. I am hurting, and there is no point in getting really hurt to the point where I can't continue...what is the point of that? So I see both sides. I honestly don't need a bob or jillian - I have learned I can push myself way past my limits when I set my mind to it. All I need is the right music and a can-do attitude.

It's good to know I am loved and cared for! He wants to get me a heart rate monitor so that when I do my sprints I won't keel over from a heart attack. I don't mind if he spoils me :)

The monitor will help, and after today's 45 walk (no sprints) I am going to take a break tonight and have a bath. If I'm still sore tomorrow I will take a day off and rest.

It makes me feel great to know how much you care :hug: thanks a million!

Ginger

mj5
03-06-2008, 04:30 PM
Hi everyone! I cannot believe that at 4pm tomorrow I officially start my vacation! I can't wait!!!! I had to shuffle some things around so I can start training a new staff person tomorrow, but as long as there isn't a major incident, I *should* be able to leave on time!!!

No sticker for yesterday--silly me, didn't workout! Oh well, back on track today--I did a 2 mile watp dvd this morning and I am leaving for the gym in a few minutes. Food choices have been good so far and I am already at my goal for the day for water. After the gym I am getting groceries and then home to relax w/dh and the spoiled rotten dogs.

Have a great night!

mj5
03-06-2008, 04:32 PM
oops, I forgot to copy in all of my personals....here they are!

patchy--So glad dd made it home ok!

rakel--Great appt!

Rhonda--Good for you! I hope the knee feels better! Yea, the ice 'trick' right after is a really good thing (ice is nice my pt always says!) Thanks!!! Yes, the earrings looked really nice. Now I need to choose a new goal!

ginger--How are you? Good for you for going for a walk!

math puppy--Great job! Thanks! That's what we are here for...I swear I couldn't be doing this right now w/ out all the support I get here!

beverlyjoy--How are you holding up? Good luck at the ortho. I hope you can get some good news for a change!

Purplefirefly
03-06-2008, 07:23 PM
YAY MJ!!!! Vacation Time!!!!!! :hug: Take care and have a blast! And check in when you can so we know you are safe.

I am only checking in quick because I have to get on my exercise before hubby comes home and I snuggle up and never do it. Tomorrow is my WI :crossed: I had a little over 1 lb. this morning we'll see if I can't make it 2 by morning.

math puppy
03-07-2008, 02:53 AM
just after i anounced that i met my cal goal i ended up snacking and going over into my mid limit! ops! i got a little cocky eh?

im pretty hungry, or maybe im just thirsty? ill try drinking loads of water after i post and see how it goes. if all else fail i can just fall asleep and then i wake up i get to eat! hee hee, very exciting!
i worked out in my kungfu class today, but it wasnt very hard core, mostly light cardio, knife work and strengthening exercises, all pretty easy. ill try to make it to the gym tommorrow so i can get a good cardio session in! goodnight!

Bev- hope your pain didn’t get the better of you today. How did it go?

Ginger- hee hee, a heart moniter would be a nice gift! And we all care! Its our job :)

Mj- oh wow, have a good vacation! Anywhere special? have fun and be carful of the "im on vacation i dont have to plan my meals" evil voice! it got me last time i went on vaca! lol i forgot to slap it upside the head, now i know better for next time :P

Purple- how did wi go? im crossing my fingers for you.

mj5
03-07-2008, 06:14 AM
Good Morning!

purple--Hope you were able to get your workout in! Good luck w/ weigh in!

mathpuppy--Your class sounds like a lot of fun! Hope the water did the trick last night. We aren't traveling anywhere. We are spending a few days doing some major cleaning out...we have lived in our house 11 years and really haven't every cleaned out the attic....kinda scared of what we are going to find! Since we will be home for most of it food won't be as much of a challange. I went grocery shopping last night and made sure we had lots of healthy stuff in the house. I know we will be going out to eat a few times and stuff like that, so I know I need to be planning carefully for those.

I probably won't get to the gym while I am off, but I do have my yoga and watp dvd's so NO excuses for not doing some sort of a workout! Although I am planning on going tonight to get in one good workout to kick of my vacation!

I have to get ready for work!

GirlyGirlSebas
03-07-2008, 08:30 AM
Good morning and Happy Friday!

I only have a couple of minutes as I have a too full workday. Just wanted to touch base and let you all know that I'm still on-plan and I did another hour on the treadmill last night. I'm planning on having another great on-plan day and do another hour on the treadmill this afternoon.

Hope everyone has a great on-plan day. I'll get "personal" later.

bigtxmomma
03-07-2008, 12:15 PM
Good morning, you guys! I've been kind of busy lately. My little brother is getting married next month and I for some reason decided to make him a quilt. I have no idea whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. I don't know if I'll get it done on time. It's going to be relatively small... just throw sized. =/ But I'm making a crazy quilt, so it'll be a lot of embroidery. Also, DD decided she doesn't want to nap anymore, so my "break" during the day was nonexistent yesterday. And I have this stupid sty on my bottom eyelid, so it hurts to look down.

Anyway, I was on plan yesterday, and did 1 mil brisk WATP holding 2 5lb weights, and wow, it was seriously like a different workout. I could barely get to 1 mile with just additional 10 pounds. Crazy.

mj, enjoy your vacation! I hope you find some cool stuff in your attic. And not like a ton of dead squirrels or something. =D

Good job staying on plan, everyone! Talk to you soon, if DD decides she wants a nap today. Arghhhh.

Beverlyjoy
03-07-2008, 12:50 PM
I had a healthful on plan day yesterday. I am so, so grateful.

This morning I went back to the orthopedist - he is going to send me for PT on my foot and perhaps a different kind of ankle and foot support. He seemed very optimistic. Once we can get the foot doing better than the back should calm down.

Snow storm coming... maybe 8 inches in the next 24 hours they say. I need to get publicity flyers out for a storytelling guild venue.


Today:

journal food
water!!
stretches
PMA
meditation

breakfast - kashi waffle with natural pnb, egg white scramble
lunch - ff cottage cheese, strawberries, spaghetti squash with parm. cheese
snack - yogurt, flax, apple
dinner - crockpot chicken with mushrooms, celery & onions, brown rice
snack - cereal, fruit, skim milk


Hope you are all doing well. I'll try and get back to personals soon.

bigtxmomma
03-07-2008, 05:19 PM
Hey guys! I had a good day. DD napped, so I worked out, doing strength stuff -- on my own while watching TV, and then the Biggest Loser strength & sculpt workout. I upped my weights for some of the exercises, and I am feelin' it. My thighs are kinda shaky. It was a good exercise day today -- I was really motivated and into it.

Doing well foodwise, too. I really enjoy listening to my meditation thing. It's good to focus on behaviors, and to stop associating eating with comfort. I think this will be key for me.

Beverly, I'm jealous of your snow! Hope you got the flyers out!

mj, it's vacation time!!!! Lucky girl.

Rhonda, did you have a good day?

Math... oO knife work??

How is everyone else today?

mj5
03-07-2008, 06:57 PM
Wow, quiet day around here today! How is everyone?! Today started out pretty calm, then I think EVERYONE in the building realized that I would be gone for a week. I kept telling everyone that I was flattered, but they will certainly make it through the week w/ out me!

Tonight I am just doing some picking up around the house so we can start the BIG CLEAN tomorrow....it will be so good to get it done! Then we can do some fun stuff.

I have done ok so far today. I am a bit behind w/ water, but I can catch that up. I did a one mile watp dvd this am and went to the gym briefly. My knee is really sore today. Shortly I am going to curl up w/ the dogs and relax--probably w/ an ice pack to see if I can calm it down a bit. I don't want to reach for the pain meds first every time, but I may have to take some later tonight.

Rhonda--Great job...an hour on the treadmill that's awesome! How did you do today?

txmomma--Yikes...good luck w/ the quilt...sounds like something I would do, well, not crafty, but taking on a project w/ minimal time to get it done! I know, isn't it crazy now much even small weights change the workout? Awesome job! The scary thing is, there are probably some petrified mice hidden up there...good thing dh will be around!!!!! I'll send you some snow!

Beverlyjoy--I think that is great news from the ortho! I am a huge pt fan...of course I had (have..he's still around if I need him!) a great pt and I learned SO much from him! We are supposed to get some icky weather here too...stay in and stay warm!

Ok, I better have a quick snack and get my cleaning done! I'm sure I'll be around this week, a girl can only do som much cleaning!

mj5
03-08-2008, 08:12 AM
Good morning! Just thought I would check in before we start cleaning...actually we have a few things to do first...if the roads get cleared we need to take a trip to the recycling center, quick stop at the local grocery store for a couple things, then it's to the attic!

My younger brother did an interview on the news last night--he's in the army and it's funny to realize that he is 'all grown up' and not still my "little brother"! He did a great job in the interview. Of course, it also reminded me--he needs to go to the gym w/ me!!! Maybe while I am on vacation and my schedule is much more flexible we can make that happen.

Oh well, I need more coffee and some breakfast.

Have a great day!

Sara--Hope you are taking care of that knee!!!!

Beverlyjoy
03-08-2008, 08:15 AM
Hi friends - I overate last night before bedtime - big time foot pain and lots of frustration. The new foot brace was an absolute bust. I'll never put it on again. I am kind of weary of this. Thank goodness my overeating it wasn't a full fledge binge.

Sorry I haven't had time much for personals. Here are my plans for today:

ice, ice baby! (remember that song...Vanilla Ice??) - on my foot

heat
LOTS of meditation
journal food
journal feelings - need to do this BIG time

breakfast - egg white scramble, pnb toast, 1/2 banana
snack - carrots
lunch - open face turkey and cheese, cauliflower
snack - yogurt, crackers
dinner - veggie beef soup, garlic toast
snack - cold cereal, flax, milk, fruit

Thanks to all of you for wishing me well in my quest for a painfree foot and back. I really appreciate your kind thoughts.

Have a good day folks.

GirlyGirlSebas
03-08-2008, 10:11 AM
Good morning, Accountability Friends. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

It’s snowing this morning. I can’t believe it! The other day, we had temperatures in the upper sixties. The cherry trees had started to bloom and I was so looking forward to warmer weather and a bit of sunshine. Looks like we need to keep the winter coats, hats and gloves handy for a bit longer.

MJ- Hope you enjoy being away from work and tackling the big job of the attic.
Beverly – I’m so sorry to hear that the new brace wasn’t your solution. I hope the doctor’s can help you find relief soon. Try to remember that the food will not make anything better…it’s just a bandaid.
Momma – I’m glad you found a great tool for you with the meditation. How are you feeling today? Are you muscles real sore?
Math – Did you make it to the gym yesterday for some cardio?
Purple – How are you? Is it pretty busy around the house and the back yard today?
Ginger – How are you muscles feeling? Have you done any more sprints? I’m like you…I don’t know how to do anything easy and not push myself. The biggest advice that everyone gives on the C25K program is to not try to do too much too soon. Well, I’m just not too sure if that would work for me. If my body allows, I see nothing wrong with doing the program each day and pushing myself to the limit. Only you can find what works for you. The heart monitor sounds like a great idea. I’ve been thinking of getting one for myself, too.

Today, it's housecleaning day. Hubby is having the guys at our house this evening for poker night. I'm not sure if I'll take the DD's out somewhere or just hang out upstairs with a good book. I'm putting my weekend overeating solution into play and staying very busy.

Hope everyone has a great on-plan day.

Purplefirefly
03-08-2008, 11:03 AM
Just checking in real quick before I head out for my daughter's birthday party and then coming home to hubby and his buddies tearing down the back deck. We have to buy the present for the party still, that is how behind I am on stuff! This is a scientific party at the high school...for 6 year olds, so it should be interesting! Hubby is ripping out the back deck and a buddy of his is taking all the wood, and we'll find out how good condition the concrete that is supposed to be under it is in...I think we're going to clean it off and nto redo the deck if it's in good condition. We'll see! The wood is old, but his buddy will use it to make a chicken run so it won't be wasted.

I have to move a bunch big heavy bricks in he backyard as well, probably leaving that to tomorrow but we'll see how energetic I am after this party. I need to collect all the small bricks out there as well and I'm going to dig a little trench around the trees in front and use them for edging...I have things planted under the trees and the plastic edging I put up a couple years ago is just falling apart and looks horrible! I'm not sure how to do the bricks around it, but I have seen it in other people's yards and we have a ton of them so figured why not try it!

Kids are whining they are hungry again...so gtg!

bigtxmomma
03-08-2008, 01:00 PM
Morning!! er, afternoon!

Ok, I need to have an on plan weekend. They alwayssss screw me up. I don't think I've had an on plan weekend all month. And then Monday is my weigh in. =/ I think this week will be good. The other day I stepped on the scale and it dipped below 300, so I'm feeling pretty good. I want to leave the 300s and never ever ever see them again. =/

Quilting for me today. DH is working. =/ I'm going to get two 11x11in blocks done a day, so I'll be able to get the quilt ready for finishing by the end of the month. Whenever I undertake endeavors like this, I always get self conscious because my family is kind of jerky and think things like this are "quaint." I'm positive I'm going to get comments about how I have too much time on my hands. Must...stop....caring....

Food:
eggs, Gimme Lean
leftover eggplant/zucchini/shirataki stuff from yesterday
kidney bean burgers for dinner

Exercise:
WATP while DD naps

Beverly, I'm sorry about the new brace. =( Did you get your journaling done?

mj, it never ceases to amaze me how happy you are to clean your attic. I still have no idea how you muster so much enthusiasm. Are you having a great day off? That's awesome about your brother -- you should totally go to the gym with him while your schedule allows it!

I can't believe everyone is getting snow. Granted, it's been in the 30s overnight!! Crazyyyy.

Rhonda, thanks for asking about my muscles! I'm actually not sore at all today. My husband said my body will get used to it and I'll start recovering more quickly, so maybe that's what's happening? My muscles were sooo hurting yesterday. Let's stay on plan this weekend! No more bad weekends! Hope you do something fun during poker night.

Purple, what a fun idea for a party! I hope you're having good weather for all the yard work!

Have a good day today!!

Darkblue
03-08-2008, 03:47 PM
Wow, what an insane work week this has been! I haven't been posting, but I have been reading here every night just to relax a bit. I always eat when I'm stresed out, so we'll see what tomorrow's weigh-in brings. I have been trying to be careful, and I did get one evening of exercise in, but there have been a few slip-ups. :(

MJ--congrats on the 14 pounds gone! Sounds like the earrings and hair together will be great!

Beverly--hope the foot gets better!

Txmomma--if quilting gives you pleasure and if it is a de-stressor, then do it for you. Everyone deserves their own hobbies.


I'm off to find something helathy for lunch. You all take care!

kissingginger
03-08-2008, 03:51 PM
HI everyone,

no time for personals :( sorry!

Quick update: soreness is gone. but is replaced by general overall grumpiness and feeling unwell. I can't pinpoint the symptoms. Just feel YUK. I'm sure TOM's not helping. I finally caved and took an Advil. I am aiming to get outside today and get a walk in.

2 kids have a fever...maybe I am on the way??!....I sure hope not. Feel sorry for hubby, I am just sooooo grumpy and it's not his fault.

Okay, bye for now...hope everyone stays on plan.
Cheers,
Ginger

famograham
03-08-2008, 08:22 PM
Ginger...both my kids have had fevers this week :dunno:

My daughter supposedly had an upper resp. infection and had a course of penicillin. She had a fever of 103-ish for a day or two. Then my son had a headache and some major lethargy and also had a 103-ish fever...what is going on on this island??? Some very strange things going around right now!

I hope your little guys feel better soon...and you too of course!!! I hope you don't get full blown sick!

:hug:
Linda

bigtxmomma
03-08-2008, 10:42 PM
Hey guys!

Had an relatively on-plan food day. Didn't do exercise, tho. I'm really happy because I got in contact with the local organic co-op and placed an order for a share of vegetables & fruit. I'm excited. =D I've been wanting to get hooked on locally grown produce for a while, but we NEVER make it to the farmer's market because they're too far away and open only in the morning. So this should be just as good.

Things went really well until we went to our fav Mexican restaurant for dinner. I didn't eat any of the tortilla chips, but my dinner (I got fajitas) was criminally greasy. =/ I took most of it home, but DH & I decided we're not going back. =/

Hope the weigh in goes well, Darkblue!

I'm sorry you don't feel well, Ginger. =( Take it easy, you're probably coming down with something.

Hope your kids feel better, too, Linda. I wonder if there's a plague going around BC!

Take care, everyone. And now it's dancing carrot time. :carrot::carrot::carrot:

Darkblue
03-08-2008, 11:27 PM
What is the "blue team" or "team blue" I keep seeing in peoples' sig lines?

math puppy
03-09-2008, 03:18 AM
i didnt have a good day calorie wise today.
i did alot of window shopping before i realized that. i was so stoked to find clothing that i would love to wear when i was thinner (finally).

i really hate shopping, everthing makes me look frumpy and ugh. and usually nothing looks appealing to me on the rack, probably because cute big clothes are rather limited. but i got some excersise walking around the pacific shopping center today, and i found myself in some clothing stores that had awsome clothing.

i bet ill cry when i finally get to wear normal people cloths. i cant wait.

giving up when it gets hard or because things dont go as planned, is just not worth it anymore.

im okay with the fact that i accidently over ate today, because tommorrow ill try harder, and ill keep trying, until i get it right. =)

wishing you all well and good night.

bigtxmomma
03-09-2008, 12:28 PM
Darkblue, I think they refer to the 3FC Biggest Loser challenge (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=225) going on.

math, it really does suck that there isn't good clothing in larger sizes. Sigh. I'll probably cry when I wear a size 14.

Is 14 the highest most lines carry? I don't even know anymore. lol

Hope everyone has a great day today! Just chilling around the house today, and hopefully I'll get to work on the quilt. I didn't get any exercise in yesterday, so I PLEDGE at least 1 mile WATP.

Food:
Bfast - small bowl of chili w/ LF cheddar cheese, 3.5 small Gimme Lean pieces
Lunch - leftover eggplant/zucchini w/ shirataki noodles
Dinner - something with brussels sprouts!
Snack - string cheese, LFLC

Schmoodle
03-09-2008, 01:04 PM
Hi chicks, sorry I have become an occasional visitor here! I have been so busy with work and family, lots of travel lately too.
But I am doing pretty well with food and much better with exercise, so I'm not hiding from you because I've been bad!
Hopefully next week will be easier and I can come visit more. Hope you are all well and on track.

bethz
03-09-2008, 05:59 PM
Weigh in on Friday showed I have maintained. Not unusual as I was PMS. Of course, being perimenopausal, PMS can last quite awhile. I usually see the best losses after TOM. Also, I have been using all of my weekly WW flex points. I need to learn to make better decisions, especially weekends and evenings. Any tips for planning?:?:

Had a great visit with son and grandchildren. He is home from his second deployment in Iraq for a couple of weeks. Please keep he and family in your prayers as they are in the process of a divorce. (A couple who married young and have spent more time apart than together...Both nice people, lovely children...).

Need to get back to business after being away for a couple of days. Have a great week everyone!:hug:Beth

mj5
03-09-2008, 07:07 PM
Hi everyone! Just wanted to pop in and say a quick hello! Cleaning is going ok...slow, but ok. Exercise hasn't been good, but I am doing a lot of lifting and lugging of stuff....the neighbors are going to think we are moving when we put our garbage out....the pile will be huge....I hope they take it all!!!

The weather has been icky...sat night we lost power for about 3 hours (wind, rain, sleet, ice, snow, thunder and lightening...it was pretty wild!), but we were ok.

Hopefully by tomorrow we will be done w/ the upstairs and then can do some fun stuff!

Beverlyjoy--How are you doing? Hope you are holding up ok w/ the weather!

Rhonda--I am w/ you, I am SO ready for some warmer weather!

purple--How was the party?

txmomma--ok, if you saw what my upstairs looked like, you would be excited to get it cleaned too! It was embarassing! (notice I am using past tense!!!) I'd be happy to send you snow...last night we had snow, rain, sleet, as well as thunder and lightening...talk about wild weather! Who cares what your family says, the quilt will be gorgeous! Oh those fruits and veggies sound SO good! Good for you! In case you are counting....we found 2 dead mice!

darkblue--I wish it was 14lbs! It was actually 14 on plan days in a row. Hope work slows down for you!

ginger--take care of yourself!

linda--hope everyone feels better at your house soon!

math puppy--Good for you for setting yourself up for a + start tomorrow!

Schmoodle--Pop in when you can!

Beth--welcome!



Have a great night!

Purplefirefly
03-09-2008, 07:44 PM
Just checking in quick again...I really miss reading and posting personals to all you guys :cry: I hope things can slow down during the week and I can get back here more. I am doing well with food but not much exercise unless you count tons of playing with the kids outside and helping in the backyard. I have to move bricks tomorrow....HAVE to get it done, so that will be a great workout there.

Hope to come back tomorrow and catch up some :hug: I miss you all!