20-Somethings - Weekly Chat 4/14 - 4/20

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04-14-2008, 08:55 AM
Good Morning All! How was everyone’s weekends? Mine was actually pretty good. I went to my sisters for Thursday – Saturday and then back at my apartment for studying on Saturday – Sunday. I got a lot of studying done and a lot of cleaning. My roommate went on a cleaning binge while I was gone and I felt I had to do a few things too.

I went to the gym on Saturday and Sunday. I biked 8.05 miles on Saturday and 8.1 miles on Sunday (which I almost didn’t go on Sunday because I was so sore from Saturday but decided it was better to work through the pain).

Oh for the dress conversation we were having last week, I have a good story. My sister made a comment that I needed to lose a little bit more weight so that she could wear my suits when she had things like funerals and job interviews. I laughed and said that I wished I could fit into one of her dresses this summer so I could wear it to the formal wedding I have to go to. We went back and forth on this and she was like well try some on and we’ll see how they fit. So the first one I tried on was zipped almost all the way up (maybe the last 3 or 4 inches it wouldn’t zip). She said it was a size 10 (but I think she was lying to me I think it might have been an 8 because she would let me see the tag), then she said well try this one on it’s a 12, no 10, no 12. I tried it on, it fit, she said it looked better on me then it did on her. I looked at the tag a 10. I can’t believe I was able to get a 10 on, less than 2 years ago I was a 22. I think the dress was a larger cut but either way I was happy and surprising optimistic that I might hit single digit clothing this summer.

04-14-2008, 02:06 PM
RemeberHowToSmile - Congratulations! NSV! :) Doesn't it just feel so good to get into something and look AND feel wonderful in it?

04-14-2008, 02:20 PM
RememberHowToSmile, That's great! Yay! I'm sure you will be able to fit into a single digit clothing this summer with no problem! =)

04-14-2008, 02:28 PM
My weekend was okay, I guess. :P
I went out with some girls and got to :carrot: a lot. So there goes some extra :exercise: hehe..
Last week, I decided that I'm going to be weighing weekly not monthly so that it gives me some extra motivation. So I weighed myself this morning and I lost 2.5lb since last Monday! =) I'm pretty darn happy about it because I lost only 1.5 lbs in a month before that. I only got 4 more lbs to go till Onederland and can't wait to see that number on there. The manager at gym set the goal of 2-3 lbs till next weigh-in, which is May 7 and well, I already reached that and am going for more! =)

Other than that, my Monday is going okay so far I guess. For me, Sunday and Monday is the worst days of week since I work Sun-Thursday. I wake up around 7ish on Sunday morning because of my daughter and then have to stay up till about 530 AM Monday morning because of my work. Then I wake up around 1115-1130 AM so I can stop by gym before going to pick up my daughter at the daycare. For some reason, I was super tired this morning but I still got to go to the gym and am about to go do some DVD workout before my daughter wakes up from her nap and then we are going to go for a walk as long as she wakes up early enough, since the weather is BEAUTIFUL.

Hopefully all of you are having a great Monday so far. =)

04-14-2008, 02:55 PM
Remember - congratulations on getting into that smaller size, what a great feeling! Keep it up.

Tara - Also congratulations to you too on losing the weight! Great job!

Everyone gives me so much motivation.

My weekend was busy as usual. Saturday I went to my cousin's house to bake cookies for my other cousin's bridal shower. All my aunts were there and we chatted and I had a good time. They all noticed I've lost weight and asked what I've been doing. And I was good...I did not taste test a single cookie!

Yesterday I had my son's kids birthday party at a bowling alley. It was fun about 12 kids were there. But he got even more toys, and he has too many as it is already. This was his first kids birthday we always do one with the family but he is in kindergarten this year and I invited the class.

Anyway all my jeans are getting really big on me...so today when I got home from class I decided to try on some old smaller pairs of jeans on (that haven't fit me in a long time) and guess what....they fit!!! I even had this pair of jeans I bought probably a year or two ago, never tried them on at the store, and when I got them home they were too small. I couldn't even pull them all the way up, and I never returned them. Well I tried them on today and they fit!!! They even still have the tags on them, so its like getting a brand new pair of jeans.

04-14-2008, 03:03 PM
RemeberHowToSmile- Congrats on the NSV! That really rocks. Moving down in clothing size is soooo rewarding.

taragettingthin- congrats on the loss! woohoooooooo.

My weekend wasn't so hot. Unfortunately, my grandmother passed away :( (2 nights ago). She was 89 and had a very bad few falls in her house.. hit her head during one of them, had a blood vessel burst and collect in her brain, had to have brain surgery.. and had severe complications afterwards (pneumonia, heart failure, kidney failure, seizures) and passed away. I'm much better now.. very happy she's no longer in pain (she was 89, ftr).

Other than that...
Today was weigh-in and I lost .2 stinkin pounds. From 192 to 191.8. Yuck. I had a super, awesome eating week.. I even exercised a bit more than last week. On-plan the whole week. -shrugs- Alas, my clothes are a touch more big.. so I'm wondering if I lost an inch or two instead :) The hard work will show up on the scale, eventually, it was just a little disappointing. I nabbed my brother for $1 (he's cheap! heh)- he's 16) to listen out for our daughter (2) after she goes to bed..so DH and I can take a walk later on through the park. I'm going to shoot for 3 miles. The weather turned cold here today (NY), so I prefer not to have Alexis in it for 3 miles of walking. So, gonna do it tonight.

Hope everyone has a great week :)

04-14-2008, 03:03 PM
SassySar Wow! That's great! I have many pairs of jeans that I barely can fit into and it gives me stress. And I haven't went shopping because I didn't want to buy bigger jeans...so I have only couple pairs of pants I can fit into and it's quite depressing. Now I am not going to go shopping because I'm trying and going to lose weight so I might as well wait and spend that money on SMALLER size, not BIGGER. hehe Again, congrats!!! =)

04-14-2008, 04:33 PM
hey everyone! I'm back and getting into the swing of things again.

I did so well last summer. I dropped 40 pounds, but ever since this school year I've been in a rut. Eating terribly. Not working out like I used to.

By some merciful act of God I only managed to gain about 5-10 pounds from my months of transgressions, so I haven't lost everything. I just need to get back to things before I get to where I was before. I see the scale slowly inching back up and it scares me. I never want to be where I was ever again.

I want to feel good about myself and confident in summer clothes this summer. I know this is a great place to help me along the way. I look forward to getting to know everyone as we help each other along our weight loss paths.

04-14-2008, 05:31 PM
Not much new to report here diet wise, but in other news someone broke into my car last night and made off with about $1,500 worth of stuff... $600 of which was my work blackberry. So I haveta buy and new one and the company with take $75 off each pay cheque for the next 4 months to pay for it. Sh!tty, huh? I have a $1,000 deductable on my home-owners insurance policy so I'm only getting about $500 dollars back. I have to get a new windshield, which is $360 and I have $250 deductable so I'm only getting coverage for about $100 of that. Oh, they also made off with my workout clothers, a pricy sports bra and some yoga pants, here's the kicker; They were already worn. As in I'd worked out in those clothes earlier in the day. But thank-fully they left behind my new running shoes. At least I have a $2000 tax refund coming or I'd have no idea how to pay for everything. I'm just so angry and feel so violated right now. Life's a b!tch sometimes....

I'll be by later to do some personals....

04-14-2008, 07:32 PM
Thanks for all of the congrats, I really needed something like that because my weight has been constant lately but I’ve lost size. (I always say it is the NSVs that get you through weight loss). I have to say weight loss is really expensive in the fact that I’ve had to buy all new clothing (or used from the thrift store) and all new business clothing but I’m finally to the size where I can share my little sisters tops so hopefully pants will come soon.

I came home on my midday break (Monday is the only day I have it) I went to the gym (eventhough my thighs are killing me from all the biking) and biked another 8 miles. :cb: I’m getting back on track with the exercise. It’s a good stress reliever during finals.

Tara – I don’t know about you but my legs always use to hurt after I went to the bar and was dancing but last time I went to the bar it didn’t happen. It felt so good. And I consider it exercise!

Sar – WOW you didn’t eat any of the cookies good job!!!! And good job on getting into the smaller jeans doesn’t it feel good when you have to get smaller clothing not bigger.

Erika – Sorry to hear about your grandmother passing. It is always hard when you lose someone but at least she is out of pain.

Glitter – Welcome back! Even if you haven’t been losing at least you haven’t gained any back. I know what you mean though because this semester has been so busy that I didn’t even have time to exercise.

Shantroy – Sorry your car got broken into (didn’t we just have a conversation about this last week). That sucks that your deductible is so high. Hang in there.

04-14-2008, 07:38 PM
Hey girls and guys -

Not much new here.

I did a bad thing today though...it's 4:30 and I have only eaten 300 calories. I was so busy today that I didn't even realize it until I got home and started to act crazy to the boy for no reason.

So I made myself an omelet full of veggies which I am enjoying as we talk and feel so much better. I think my sugar level may have dropped. Quick question though...With this omelet I still have only reached 540 calories with probably 350 at dinner.... for a total of 890....is that ok?:?:

Any-who only four more weeks of school left--- THANK GOD. I am so ready to get out in this sunshine and go hiking, camping and fly fishing!! (Although Colorado has gotten a lot of snow in the mountains so the heavy run off may make fishing hard :( )

I also discovered Arizona Diet Green Tea with splenda...YUM!!!

Other than that I see my personal trainer tomorrow...I haven't been to the gym since friday...oops. I did make it in three times last week...more than I have done in a year and will make it another goal of mine to make it 3 more times this week. Edit I just made it to the gym! 35 minutes of cardio. I called my dad just to say hi and he was on his way to his gym and challenged me to go to mine and I excepted the challenge. I kept my RPM on the bike over 100 for 15 minutes outta 20 and then walked on the treadmill for 10 and jogged for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. That's 30 seconds more jogging than I have been able to do! :woops:

Remember Congrats in the smaller size and the awesome bike rides this week! I wish I could do the bike for that long but it makes my tushy hurt!:ebike:

Glitter :welcome3: back! This is a great site and congrats on catching yourself and going back to your old habits

Shan So sorry about your car. That sucks! On the bright side you go get to go shopping for new cute workout clothes!

Erika Sorry about your Grandma, dear. :hug:

Sassy Yay for old jeans that fit! I cannot wait to get there!

04-14-2008, 09:38 PM
Remember, I know how that is. My back used to hurt all the time whenever I went dancing with my friends but since I've started working out, it hasn't happened, which is another GREAT effect. :D
Erika, I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. I don't know if this would make you feel better but she's at a better place with no pain, like you said...
Glitter, at least you decided to come back, which is great. I have lost some before and knew I was gaining weight but I just decided to ignore it and ended up more than how much I lost. That was before 3FC, too. Welcome back!
Taylor, although you haven't been to the gym since Friday, you made to it more than you have done in a year! So W2G to that! Let us know if you achieve the goal to make it 3 more times this week. =)

04-14-2008, 09:56 PM
glitter - I understand the school year ruts! I went through years of that through college and it got really bad in grad school. Although it's been better since I got out of school, I have my board exam coming up next Friday - as long as I pass, this is my last test EVER!!! Last night one of my old bad study habits started to creep back up on me, the one where I eat and eat and eat while I cram cram cram until I pass out from exhaustion. I'm determined to beat the bad habit this time.

I can't wait until this exam is over for two reasons. 1) I want to start some new excercises to get ready for the summer but my study time is holding me back. 2) I'm flying to see my boyfriend right after the exam and I haven't seen him in almost 2 months. The scale has dropped since I last saw him, so I've told him he's not going to recognize me. He has no idea if I've gained or lost. I wonder what he's going to say... ;)

Those of you with the nice weather, send some this way! It's so cold here, I'm stuck walking the boring indoor track at the gym!

Erika - sorry to hear about your grandmother. :(

Taylor - I just finished dinner, but I after reading your post I think I'm going to have to eat an omelette tomorrow.

shantroy - sorry about your car. You just reminded me that I need to file an extension for tomorrow.

04-14-2008, 10:12 PM
Ortho I love me some omelets! I though I do use the whole egg because I believe in the goodness that is within the yoke and will take the fat with the vitamins. I put in lots of veggies...sooooo yummy. I even put in asparagus, broccoli, peppers, onions...anything really!:broc:

Every time my boyfriend and I go to the store we look at eggplant..look at it some more...make fun of the funny shape....and put it back. What I want to know is what the heck do you do with this odd veggie? I have eaten it before but it sure looks weird and purple when not cooked....what do I do with an eggplant?

Florida Native
04-14-2008, 10:29 PM
Taylor - I've always wondered about making an eggplant dish myself. I've had eggplant parm or something. I know there are recipes out there but I hate trying to make something that I might hate. Ha-ha. Here's one recipe that's supposed to be good and healthy...


Definitely let me know if you try any recipes!!! Ooh, we need a dancing eggplant!!! Guess this will do... :carrot:

04-14-2008, 10:31 PM
Hahahaha!!!! We do need a dancing eggplant! That would be soo cool!

No, better yet...a dancing artichoke...now who wouldn't want to see that!

Florida Native
04-14-2008, 10:38 PM
I found a dancing eggplant...no luck on the artichoke. Wow, it's almost finals week and I'm acting like I have nothing to do. Lol.

04-14-2008, 10:48 PM
Taylor- Do you like Asian dishes? If so, I can post Korean eggplant dish, which will go GREAT with rice. :)

04-14-2008, 10:56 PM
Florida You just made my night. Yay for the dancing eggplant!!

Tara I love love asian dishes! Please post!! The only thing I won't eat is cooked fish and lima beans... ewww! But I will eat sushi....

04-14-2008, 11:19 PM
Ortho I love me some omelets! I though I do use the whole egg because I believe in the goodness that is within the yoke and will take the fat with the vitamins. I put in lots of veggies...sooooo yummy. I even put in asparagus, broccoli, peppers, onions...anything really!:broc:

Every time my boyfriend and I go to the store we look at eggplant..look at it some more...make fun of the funny shape....and put it back. What I want to know is what the heck do you do with this odd veggie? I have eaten it before but it sure looks weird and purple when not cooked....what do I do with an eggplant?

You cut it up and cook it! LOL! Like Tara mentioned, a lot of Asian dishes and Indian dishes feature the eggplant as the main ingredient. Besides eggplant parm or lasagna, I can't think of many American dishes I've seen that have eggplant in it. I just cooked one up during my lunch break today. It was a large one, probably 1 pound. I cut it into cubes, put some salt and pepper on it, and microwaved it for 15 minutes until it started getting mushy. Now for the rest of the week, I'll scoop some into a bowl with a few more random seasonings (like garlic and a drizzle of olive oil) and microwave for a few more minutes and eat it. I might save some and put it on a veggie pizza. Or I could stirfry it with some onions. I could mash it up with a potato and then stirfry it with the onions. I have an Indian recipe that I love where you mix it up with yogurt but I don't have time to make that right now. You can also cut it into slices and grill or broil it, so good! My mom has a great healthy broil recipe, I'll try and post that when I get it. So many options, it's my favorite vegetable!

04-14-2008, 11:22 PM
Okay. there are couple different ways...but here's one that's not spicy and healthier one.(I translated it so it may not sound "perfect" but if you have any questions, just let me know.)
Steam the eggplant until tender.
Squeeze the steamed eggplant to get the moisture out using hand.
Tear the eggplant into long strips.(you don't have to peel)
Toss the eggplant with 1 tsp sesame oil, chopped up scallions, 1 tbsp soy sauce, minced garlic, tad bit of sugar.
Taste first and then add salt.

I know the measuring is not really clear but it depends on how big eggplant is and you can't really go wrong. You can start with just little bit of soy sauce and sesame oil and then start adding to your taste. Same thing with garlic. When I cook Asian dishes, I never use measuring cups or spoons...which is why I can't really make it clear on that. Also, if you like spicy stuff, you can just put cayenne powder. Let me know how you like it.

04-14-2008, 11:56 PM
my love of eggplants can't help but to make me jump in here!

usually at my house we keep the eggplant eating pretty simple. we cut it into round slices (about 1/4 of an inch thick), drizzle it with some olive oil, sprinkle on a little bit of parmesan cheese, and throw it on the grill for a couple of minutes--and viola! one of the best summer-y veggies ever!

and florida i totally get what you're saying about finals week...i should be writing an anthro paper but instead you guys have me dreaming of eggplants! :)

04-15-2008, 12:13 AM
I agree with everyone I should be working on my evidence practice exam and instead here I am. Oh well.

I am so sore from the gym my legs are killing me. Any suggestions???

Taylor – I find that if I use the recumbent bike it hurts my but less and it hurts my back less. Maybe that would work better for you. Good job at the gym. As for your eggplant questions, I was the same way until I finally bought one. Hungry girl has a great low fat eggplant parm which is really good. I think I’m going to try and make rattatui (spelling??) this summer.

Orthodiva – I just keep telling myself only three more weeks and finals are over. Look for the light at the end of the tunnel.

Everyone – thanks for sharing the eggplant dishes . . .

04-15-2008, 01:14 PM
i'm in a slump right now my weights at a standstill 2 months now and i feel like crud today, i started to get a sore throat yesterday and my eyes hurt a sinus infection cant be far off.
i've started looking for a parttime job so we can move out of mils house and its only tuesday so no calls back yet i prolly wont get any either and if i'm sick i wont even bother to set an interview up lol
the babys getting sick too and his bday is next weekend

04-15-2008, 02:21 PM
Well my first day back went ok I guess. I worked out at the gym which felt awesome to get back to, but then at night I kinda had a little bit of an eating spree. Agh! But I believe the path to sucess is paved with forgiveness, and so today I choose to forgive myself and continue moving forward. I think it was due to the fact that I was being really repressive during the day and then at night my stomach still wasnt satisfied so it reached for the junk. Today I am going to try to give myself little treats and healthy snacks along the way to prevent that.

Hope everyone's day is going well :)

04-15-2008, 05:23 PM
Just wanted to check in, I’m just treading water trying to survive the marathon finals session. Only three more weeks. I’m so sore today, I’m debating not going to the gym, I don’t want to hurt myself. I guess I’ll see how I feel later tonight.

Lissa – sorry you are getting sick and stuck in a slump. I know what you mean about getting stuck in a slump I’ve been in one too. I’m trying to kick my butt into high gear. Good luck on the job hunt.

Glitter – Good attitude. Just keep sticking with it, it is hard getting back into the grove of things.

04-15-2008, 07:23 PM
Hi everybody!

Had a great workout with my trainer today! I am using machines that I though would only make me scream and run away. And today I did push ups in the air (hard to explain but boy where they hard :whoo:) and boxing again.

Went to the store...again...past up eggplant. I promise I will get one next time. I did, however, buy an artichoke which I will boil with garlic and basil and then eat with that 0 calorie butter spray. I am really looking forward to that. :hun:

So thats two days in a row I have made it to the gym and with my trainer again on thursday I will have made my goal of three times. I am hoping to make it again this weekend but I am still thrilled I made my goal already. :woohoo:

Someone told me to try diet sunkiss and I bought some today and it sure is tasty...don't remember who...but thanks!

Remember I know about finals. Mine are in May I am so not looking forward to that. :book2:

Glitter I buy carmel mini rice cakes and seems to help with the sweet tooth. Only 70 calories for 8 (Or something like that) Keep on truckin!

04-15-2008, 09:29 PM
Went to the store...again...past up eggplant. I promise I will get one next time. I did, however, buy an artichoke which I will boil with garlic and basil and then eat with that 0 calorie butter spray. I am really looking forward to that. :hun:

Artichoke..I've never had it. I might get some next time I go to a store and try your recipe, Taylor. =)

04-15-2008, 11:56 PM
I buy the prequarted artichokes (in water) and add them to pasta or salads. . . so yummy.

04-16-2008, 10:17 AM
Good morning ladies!
I kind of disappeared this weekend. There's an awesome reason for it! I got to see my hubby in Mississippi Sunday!!! WHOO HOO!!!!!! He's so hot! I guess I didn't think about it much when he was here. Sigh...he's gorgeous. Anyway, we were able to sneak him and my friends hubby off post for a few hours. It was nice to see him for a bit.
I weighed in this morning and I'm down to 173! Yay! I haven't seen that number since the end of my 2nd trimester of my pregnancy. I'm so excited! I figured with the way I ate this weekend that I would have gone up a pound or two. I'm so glad I didn't. I'm still pushing for 167 by May first. I hope I can make it. That would be so amazing!
I will come back later today to reply to everyone but I've got to get my daughter doing something constructive. She's watching disney right now...sigh...

04-16-2008, 10:53 AM
Yesterday was much much better than my first day back. No binge sessions. My dinner wasn't the healthiest but it wasn't too bad and I must have eaten just enough because I didn't get the nighttime munchies like I always do when I don't eat enough during the day. I had the intention to lift at the gym yesterday but after 90 minutes of full court basketball, I had enough for the day. Today I plan on lifting, running, and playing volleyball for about 2 hours.

Good luck today everyone!

04-16-2008, 04:36 PM
HappyMomma -- How great that you got to see hubby! Sometimes you don't realize things until you haven't been around them for a while...and I bet hubby was thinking the same thing about you!! And congrats on getting down some more weight, as well!!

It's still going a little rough for me. My show opens next week, so I'm in rehearsal every day, plus I have 11 hours on Saturday and 13 hours on Sunday....so yeah...sort of no time for anything. I'm still eating pretty well...on breaks from rehearsals when everyone else grabs cookies, etc., I make sure and grab some yogurt or something. There's a LOT of dance in the show, so I'm still getting some activity, but I'm feeling a little down about my body lately :(

Also (sorry, some of you may think it's TMI) but my period is way late. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative (WHEW!) but it's still sorta freaking me out! I've always had somewhat irregular periods, and I don't FEEL pregnant and I'm not showing any other signs or anything, but it's still just unsettling. Is it normal for periods to kinda stop when you're stressed out?? As you can see from the schedule above...relaxation totally doesn't exist in my life right now...could that be it???

Thanks for the help in advance, ladies!!

04-16-2008, 04:59 PM
Yup, stress can trigger late periods.

Also, one time I was so stressed out about thinking I was preggo that my period didn't come for weeks...even with a negative test and on BC pills.

Try to get some "me" time....even 20 minutes on the treadmill or even a nice relaxing bath...without going over your lines or music!

04-16-2008, 05:14 PM
Today has been an exhausting day. I think the whole finals pressure it starting to get to me. I’m going to spend the next hour or so just strategizing a schedule of what I need to do so that I can get though them. I’m sure things will turn out but I just need to stop stressing. I realized when I was leaving my internship for class today that I had only ate like half the food I normally plan, I skipped my yorgut and wheat germ this morning, I hadn’t had my apple or my 100 calorie pack. So I decided to eat the apple but I got to get myself together and get everything strait.

My internship is starting to get to me too. I am one of two students staying this summer so they keep operating under the theory that I can take all of the big cases. The only problem is how many big cases can I efficiently manage and review. The big cases are a lot of work and take a lot of time. I guess I should stop whining I am getting an invaluable experience and possibly opening up doors in my future.

Taylor – that is so great that you are pushing yourself with a trainer I wish I could afford one.

HappyMomma – Glad to see you back and I’m happy you go to see your hubby. I was wondering where you were all week.

Glitter – Good job being binge free.

Arts – If you’ve always had irregular periods I wouldn’t worry too much, I have heard that they can stop with stress however you may want to go to the doctor and see what is going on because there can be other long term problems causing your periods to be irregular like cysts on your ovaries.

04-16-2008, 07:52 PM
Remember You workouts really help me! You seem to go so often and bike so far ! I am only making it 3 times a week so far!!

04-16-2008, 09:33 PM
Today was my 10th workout with TransFirmation DVD.. Well, it says you will see result after 10 workout sessions and there is a section for measurements of before and after in their booklet.
I got measured on Apr. 7 at the gym. I did 2 sessions of the DVD before I got measured at the gym. Well, I didn't compare the result from the gym to the result today. But compared to the measurements from the day before I started the DVD, I lost total of 11.5 inches. I actually lost 12.5 inches, but somehow gained 1 inch in my mid thigh..so 11.5 inches in 10 days. So I was pretty happy about that! I try to weigh myself every Monday so I didn't actually weigh today. =)

Other than that, nothing much happened today really. I ate lots of veggies, tuna, egg, whole grain rice...and so far had over 1 liter of water...and I got 8 hours at work to go so I'm sure I will be able to manage to get 2 liter today.

I didn't get to go to the gym today because I was just too tired in the morning to wake up early enough for it before going to picking up my daughter. I'm going to make it tomorrow, though, as it's rest day for the DVD. I will come back later so I can go do some work and homework done. =)

04-16-2008, 11:12 PM
Ugh - today my eating was so random - so was the weather. Yesterday it was a beautiful 80+ degree day and today it was snowing....but that's Colorado for ya.

Today I have eaten:
1 artichoke (76 calories)
1 grilled cheese sandwich (made with laughing cow swiss and sarah lee light wheat bread) (160 calories)
Bag of popcorn (210 calories)
1 Skinny vanilla latte (90 calories)
1 petite vanilla scone (130 calories)

Total Calories: 666 (kinda a weird number, huh?)

I haven't exactly eaten a meal today- I have been dealing with finals and papers and tests and just little things that have built up all on today. I thought for sure I had eaten way above my calorie mark but it seems as though I haven't even made it to 1,600. Weird.

I think I will make some dinner later...but it's already 8pm. It was just a weird day and I am kinda glad it's over and tomorrow I need to stick to my eating plan.

Remember It seems as though finals week is getting to you too, huh? :book2:

Target Good job, babe! It seems as though you are doing great! That's awesome!! :hug:

04-16-2008, 11:46 PM
Target Good job, babe! It seems as though you are doing great! That's awesome!! :hug:

Hey Taylor! Thanks for the nickname, Target. I was wondering who you were talking about but then realized you were talking to me. I know my screen name is quiet long and I LOVE that nickname. heh.. =) :flow2:

04-16-2008, 11:57 PM
I just wanted to check in again before bed. I'm starting to de-stress a little bit. It helped making my list of things to do helped. I got though a bunch of note cards today and realized I'm strating to get this stuff.

Taylor - Thanks for the complement, I just started exercising again. I use to run 5 days a week but I developed GERD because of having my gallbladder removed last year (which I didn't know what it was from November to March) which caused a lot of abdominal pain so I actually had to stop exercising and running is now a no no for me. So that is how I started biking. I really enjoy it and I feel as though I'm working out harder. But looking at your last point make sure you are getting enough calories in, some days it feels like I'm eating all the time but I find if I go to low with my calories then I don't lose weight.

Tara - Good job getting all the water in.

04-17-2008, 12:03 AM
Target I know your screen name is Tara....but when ever I read it looks like Targettingthin.....So I now shall Dame you Target....48jy59 (LOL my cat is trying to help me type. SO Cute....my cat must like you too!)

RememberI have no idea how I did make my calories today...tomorrow I will stick to my *3A (haha my cat again!) *stick to my plan again. I am not a huge fan of running because my "girls" like to try and give me black eyes but I like the bike too. My true love I am finding out is weight training and boxing. I feel so powerful when I am lifting and boxing...like "girl power".....or something like that. Haha. And anyway, biking it better on the joints than running...but I am still sorry you can't run.

just keep swimming
04-17-2008, 01:09 AM
Taylor & Remember - My favorite cardio is the Cybex arc trainer. We have a couple at my school's fitness center and they are the least awkward machines I have tried yet. :) I hate running, and I feel like I'm always lurching around on the elliptical, but the arc trainers are very smooth.

Tara (or Target ;)) - Congrats on losing all those inches! And good work with the water; I used to drink a ton, but recently I haven't been as thirsty (maybe because I'm not eating as much salt), and I have to make a conscious effort to drink enough.

I'm finally out of the 170s! (Forever! :D Or at least until TOM... ;)) Yay!

04-17-2008, 01:37 AM
Just Keep Swimming Congrats on getting out of the 170s!!! As I'm only 4 lbs to go, I can't wait till I'm in Onederland...and i know how great it feels to come down to the next 2 digits..(I should say I remember...since it's been awhile I've seen it happen on my beloved scale..lol)

Remember Good luck with the final!

04-17-2008, 11:13 AM
Yesterday I was sooo good :)
I exercised for 4 hours. Yes, thats right 4.
I ran for an hour, did circuit training for an hour, and played volleyball for 2.
I'm sore in a good kind of way today. Today is definetly my rest day.
Well, I might go swimming with some friends but thats more for fun.

I finally feel like I'm back in the swing of things. Yay! :)

04-17-2008, 11:23 AM
4 hours?

Although working out is good for you...that's kind of extreme...and making me nervous you are going down the road for another disease.

With all that working you NEED to make sure you are eating enough. A lot more than you probably think you need and drinking water.

Yeah, 4 hours a day (even every other day) makes me nervous. Is that a habit with you?

04-17-2008, 12:19 PM
Yay I survived my birthday! I was really nervous that I would totally just fall off the wagon and eat like there was no tomorrow, but I made a plan and stuck to it. Had a couple of coworkers that kept trying to get me to eat sweets and some friends during dinner that wanted to drink more, but I was able to just say no. Next challenge will be Passover dinners this weekend. So many challenges!

04-17-2008, 02:20 PM
i have a huge milestone to make tonight i have to buy business casual clothes for my MK meeting. i havent worn that kind of stuff in over 5 years(around the time i started putting the weight on......)
i hopefully will find something i like tonight

04-17-2008, 02:53 PM
Glitter I have to agree with Taylor. Also...Being enthuastic is great, but I'm little bit nervous and worried that you may be burnt down or something... Just make sure you are eating enough though...

04-17-2008, 02:54 PM
i have a huge milestone to make tonight i have to buy business casual clothes for my MK meeting. i havent worn that kind of stuff in over 5 years(around the time i started putting the weight on......)
i hopefully will find something i like tonight

Good luck. I'm sure you will find TONS of stuff and will have hard time choosing one. :D

04-17-2008, 04:13 PM
my goal is a pair of nice black pants a cute white shirt and some comfy ballet flats

04-17-2008, 05:06 PM
4 hours?

Although working out is good for you...that's kind of extreme...and making me nervous you are going down the road for another disease.

With all that working you NEED to make sure you are eating enough. A lot more than you probably think you need and drinking water.

Yeah, 4 hours a day (even every other day) makes me nervous. Is that a habit with you?
I'd say 4 hours of exercise happens on occasion but it's not typically something that I do regularily.

I play D3 college volleyball and basketball, so my body is used to the activity. When the two seasons overlap I can be in the gym practicing 4+ hours a day. Usually though I try to avoid that much activity because it is just too much. But if there is an open gym for volleyball and basketball, I usually just do that on top of my regular routine. I would replace volleyball and basketball for my cardio for the day but I am interested in running 5 k's this summer and I want to stay on track on the c2k5 plan.

I'm also a very active person so something that someone could perceive as working out such as going for a walk, rollerblading, or swimming is second nature to me.

On a normal day I usually work out about 30-90 minutes.

As for eating enough, I do think I need to do a better job at that. I tend to overly restrict myself on a diet, and then binge later. This time I am planning on eating more, just healthier. Yesterday I made some allowances and ate more due to my increase in activity.

It's all about adjustment I guess.

04-17-2008, 05:32 PM
Our school has a semiformal every year and I just found the cutest dress ever!

eek! super excited! Just felt like sharing. hehe.

04-17-2008, 05:37 PM
Glitter Cute dress! I love that color! And thanks for answering my question. I just wanted to make sure you are being healthy and wise cause I care about ya. :hug:

04-17-2008, 08:39 PM
Family gathering feasts... I believe they are the most challenging times to stay "on track." Anyone else here have Passover coming up this weekend?

I have a seder on Saturday ANY Sunday (basically 2 family feasts)...

So my plan is to stick with the grilled vegetables (150 cals), turkey (150 cals) and a piece of matzah (110 cals). It's going to be tough to avoid the appetizers and desserts, but I really don't want to fall off the wagon. The way I see it, if I just make a plan and follow it I should be ok. Hopefully. It's just hard because I don't know exactly what is being served, which makes planning kind of tricky. Especially when I am a calorie counter.

Not sure what to eat prior to the big meals...

04-17-2008, 11:23 PM
I wanted to do a quick check in before bed. I'm exhaused. I didn't sleep well last night, I had the strangest problem last night. I was either dreaming or waking up every few hours with stomach pain. It was a stabbing pain. The problem is I don't knwo if I was dreaming about it or it was really happening (I know that probable sounds insane). So I didn't sleep so well to say the least. I got some studying done today which was good. I'm going on a trip for my intership tomorrow the only good thing is like 2.5 hours each way in the car will mean a lot of flash card time. Well i should get ready for bed.

Cookie - I got invited to my roommates families for seder, I declined because of finals but from what I've heard it is 48 hours of calories.

Glitter - I love that dress, very cute.

Lissa - How did shopping go?

04-17-2008, 11:46 PM
for once finding clothes in my size was a problem however it wasnt the size of the pants it was the length of pants(too tall for petite not tall enough for average i wanted short which is diff from petite lol)
i did find a pair of ankle length black pants and fit and for now cover my tattoo and a simple white fitted tshirt and a pair of glossy black ballet flats
plus hubby and i went out to dinner together with no kids lol ahhh it was great so great i didnt need dessert

04-18-2008, 08:28 PM
Well I had a pretty good day today, I got a lot of studying done in the car trip to Grand Rapids. I sucked up to my prof some more which is good because well grades are due in two weeks. Also it was really slow there so I managed to get a lot of studying done inbetween clients.

Two NSV first I got mistaken for a 19 year old. I had a client that said I couldn't be a day of 19. Sometimes it is annoying to get mistaken in professional situtations for being so young but sometimes it's a nice confidence boost. Then on the way back from we stopped at a McDonalds so my prof could get coffee. I went in, used the bathroom and then didn't order anything. It's always a struggel to avoid getting things when you are in the fast food place but I resisted :cb:

Lissa - That is quite a problem to have. I am perfectly in the middle of peitet so that is pretty much what I wear. I do have problems because I buy suit pants on sale but they are much to long (I actually used two sided tap the other day to shorten a pair because I didn't have time to get it hemed). Oh I really need to find a good tailor.

04-19-2008, 08:23 PM
I just wanted to check in with everyone, I don't know who is around this weekend. I've not been having a great day, stomach problems, acid reflux, and a head ache. Blah plus it is really kindof hot in my apartment and the building has not turned the air on.

Good news I've gotten a lot of studying done even with all that (which is my life right now).

Also another good thing, I wore this really cute babydoll top that I got at the start of last summer. It fit then but was a little tight. Now it is loose (if I had to get one now it would be a size smaller). And a pair of shorts. I was looking at the mirror that is in hallway (don't ask why there is a mirror in the hallway its just there) and I realize that I've gotten small some how. That when I meet new people they see me as small and not the big girl with the nice eyes or pretty face. That I have a shape to my body besides round. I've been kindof discouraged because I haven't done what I want to and haven't really lost that much recently and everytime I lose a few pounds I gain them back. But it made me feel good today.

04-20-2008, 09:28 AM
RemeberHowToSmile - :hug:I hope you're feeling tons better today!!
CONGRATS on the realization- I bet that felt sooooo good.