Weight Loss Support - EZ's 5 Lb. GUARANTEED YEARLONG Pill




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EZMONEY
01-01-2009, 10:20 PM
I think it's time to get honest with my(our)self here gals :^:

This :wizard: magic pill :wizard: guarantee may take just a :patrick: wee bit more time than I thought :yes:

Checking back to my guarantee (I try to stay on top of what I promise in case of any lawsuits ya know ;)) I see that I am almost at the same weight as when I started these 5 pounders.

We have been through the original one ~ an attitude adjustment one ~ a turkey cushion one and a sad Santa one.....and I am still over my 170-172 wanna be at goal

I weighed in at the start of the first thread at 177, this morning I was at 176. Going through my journal I see that I did get to 171 several times but mostly I hang out and I mean hang out around 175-177. This is not good :no:

So new plan! I am going to see if maybe taking this guarantee down for an entire year will keep me focused...the start of a new journey of better choices

A new year ~ New ideas ~ New strategies ~

The Same GUARANTEE! of a 5 pound loss...but with new blood :dracula:

We are gonna stick to it for a year TEAM....cause

That's HOW WE ROLL!


blondebritbrat17
01-02-2009, 11:33 AM
Well yes it's slow and steady. But that's how I seem to roll. I've lost 4 pounds through two 5 pounder challenges without even really trying but just slowly making little changes in my lifestyle. Sign me up Coach!

mtiger
01-02-2009, 12:39 PM
Coach Gary. Let me play!!! I need to feel the energy and get the butt moving. I have hung over and under 200 all of Nov. and Dec. It is time to move forward.

For now I am sticking to 1400 calories/day
Workout 6 days/week aiming for 45 min. daily
2-3 bottles of water

Now if this does not work, I will be turning to all the expert coaches out there for some new tips.

Here's to 2009 and reaching goals.


spanky
01-02-2009, 12:56 PM
Happy New Year!

I'd like some support to lose @ 5lb each month for 4 months....right now I'm using the "No Cook Diet" since I'm SO Dang Busy....

spanky

jahjah1223
01-02-2009, 01:58 PM
Sign me up! i dont even care how long it takes me (as long as its not more than 4 months) haha those 5 pounds WILL COME OFF!

bargoo
01-02-2009, 02:26 PM
Gary, it is because of you that I didn't "settle" at my origional goal and am now happily below goal. Notice , Gary my highest weight was more than your starting weight and I am much shorter.Not a pretty sight!!
psst, to get your weight down , 86 the cerveza. Just a helpful hint.

Jeannette311
01-02-2009, 09:00 PM
Heck yeah I'm in!

Need to lose that holiday jiggle!

EZMONEY
01-02-2009, 09:58 PM
I am so sorry gals...I had a long post that was zapped up into a computer freeze....dang!

No time tonight to re-post....I am barely getting to see Roll Tide vs. the Utes as it is with Angie wanting to chat!

Working tomorrow...C-YA soon!

mtiger
01-03-2009, 09:05 PM
Got in more water today, 1400 calories and WATP for 45 min. I like all the strength DVD's I have, but I'm wondering if it isn't the cardio that is going to help me lose. I am testing a theory. I went up a little today after doing strength yesterday. Today I did cardio and wondering if I will go down tom. We'll see.

Hope everyone is sticking to their plans. See ya later.

EZMONEY
01-04-2009, 12:32 PM
A few minutes before we head to church.

Still don't seem to be getting that scale to go down....thinkin' I have a broken scale....

OR.....could be the two homemade giant burgers I had last night with chips and 4 beers watching the Charger game.

I worked yesterday so I thought it would balance out the extra calories I took in.

Did have lettuce and tomato on the burgers...

called it a salad

did have cheese on them too

that was my dairy for the day.

Had one burger on each side of my plate with the chips in the middle...

all about BALANCE ya know.

Behave TEAM....behave.

mtiger
01-04-2009, 01:59 PM
Gary- That was good for a chuckle. You are quite the funny guy. It all sounded good. I'll have to enjoy it vicariously through you.

blondebritbrat17
01-05-2009, 01:03 AM
Hey all-I've not been doing too good OP wise. I've had a lot of impromptu things thrown in my way or walking in the door and about to start cooking dinner and my hubby comes rushing in the door and being like "Oh we gotta go I made plans or we have to meet someone somewhere to sign something or talk" or something. It's been fun but now I am exhausted due to the late nights/mornings we've been having but still getting up early. This week should be calmer though schedule wise and better due to being back at work. I am a little stressed out about this coming week though and nervous and excited all at once. We put in an offer on a house in the area so we'll find out on Friday if we got it or not. So I am very excited but nervous at the same time about that. Then plus my mom is starting chemo again in three days so we're really keeping our fingers crossed she's not so sick like she has been the past two times due to some new stronger anti-nausea drugs that have come out that will be of benefit to her hopefully. So now i'm finally off to bed night night people!

weegreenlassie
01-05-2009, 03:47 PM
I'm so glad the challenge is back! :)
I'm up a little today: But that's because I had a midnight snack at the casino last night. Whatever weight is there will be gone tomorrow :P So long as I don't eat past 9pm. (that's my newest goal--to try to not eat "out" food past then!)
I've got a goal for St. Pat's-- I'm mostly hoping I'm just not the same weight by then :) (and not UP!) I have some health issues, though, that's making it hard to move much... I'm seeing the doctor tomorrow--hopefully she'll figure it all out for me :)
Keep up the good work, everyone!

iriswhispers
01-05-2009, 05:00 PM
I need the prescription!

I'm ready for a nap but heading the the gym shortly instead.

mtiger
01-05-2009, 08:11 PM
Hey. Life is busy. Back to school, working out with my friend, BL challenge started yesterday, so I am busy. Eating is on plan, exercised 45 min. today (my new goal) and feel pretty good. The scale was down a bit. Back under 200.......again. How many times now??? Can I just stay this time?

See ya all later.

cakses
01-05-2009, 08:28 PM
Hi all, still hovering at the 170-171 mark. Hoping this week with my parents leaving and my son back in school I will get to the gym regularly and see the 160s!

Did 40 minutes on the TM this morning. Still sick and feeling tired and weak but doing the best I can with what I got for now!

EZMONEY
01-05-2009, 11:23 PM
Tomorrow is my 14th wedding anniversary.

Angie wants to go for pizza and beers.....HEL-LO! not a normal request for her...a normal one would be wine and chicken marsala or maybe even margaritas and fajitas....BUT...pizza and beer!!!

What did I do to deserve this?

Wish me luck.....pizza....beer....pizzza....beer...

could get ugly on the scale come Wednesday!

Jeannette311
01-06-2009, 11:14 AM
Busy busy!

I've been doing awesome so far. Yesterday was my worst day with eating a huge lunch with chips (baked!!) and a diet coke! YIKES!

I've been working out every day (today I'll work out after work as I woke up late today, I caught Cella's funk!) and I feel awesome. I am not gonna lie...I'm hungry. But I'm not starving and I want this more than anything. I'm in a LDR and I refuse to see my bf til I lose 30 pounds. This is actually okay b/c we're both busy and poor so no matter what I can't see him til April or so anyway, lol.

Anyway, new years wh00000t!

bargoo
01-06-2009, 11:52 AM
Gary, congratulations on your anniversary.

mtiger
01-06-2009, 01:29 PM
Gary- Happy Anniversary!!! You know a little pizza and beer goes a long way. Try to hold it to just a couple of each. Slices I mean, not whole pizzas. And single beers, not cases. :D

Cakses- Routine is so important to me. All of Dec. I was so messed up. Glad to be back at it. You'll will see the 160's very soon.

Jen- It's one meal. Move on and don't eat as much for the rest of the day. Compensate. It's all about trade offs. You will be great. That boyfriend will be shocked.

I have been inching down daily. I hope that trend continues. I just looked at my graph on caloriecount for the months of Nov.- now. It was crazy, ugly, all over the place. I just want to see a steady downward trend. Who doesn't?

See ya!!!

mrsaugie
01-06-2009, 04:26 PM
i lost track of the last one and i kniw that these 5 pounders have helped out a lot. the last time i weighed myself was on the first and i do not plan to weigh again until early to mid February. i have become to dependant on the scale once again and am going to break that habit. i am also going to drink alot more water especially in the winter and the fall months when i do not think of it because it is usally a high of about 20 degrees and that is the last thing on my mind.

EZMONEY
01-06-2009, 10:36 PM
Thanks Gals ~ I had 2 Peroni's and 1/2 a large thin crust pepperoni...brought the rest home. Angie had 1 Peroni and 1/3 a small tomato/basil pizza.

could have been worse for me!

Oh and it is my 13th wedding anniversary evidently!

and her eyes are brown and not green....

the things you learn over beer and pizza!

Jeannette311
01-07-2009, 09:54 AM
I'm not sure walking for 30 mins a day on weekdays and an hour on weekends is going to help me much. I'm eating 12-1300 cals a day and I'm feeling awesome, but now I'm worried I'm doing all this for nothing. I don't even care if I lose 1 pound a week as long as I LOSE. I mean, how much can I actually lose this way?

I've lost 2 pounds so far in a week but will it last? Can I do it? Agh! Freaking out! This time it just seems so EASY. I'm bound to fail, right?

*panics*

iriswhispers
01-07-2009, 04:16 PM
Happy anniversary Gary! (be it 13 or 14 years).

Jeanette, don't worry too much - if your current plan is working right now I say stick with it. Once the weight loss slows down, then shake things up a bit! You'll lose those 30 lbs and wow your bf before you know it. =)

Jeannette311
01-07-2009, 05:28 PM
Happy anniversary Gary! (be it 13 or 14 years).

Jeanette, don't worry too much - if your current plan is working right now I say stick with it. Once the weight loss slows down, then shake things up a bit! You'll lose those 30 lbs and wow your bf before you know it. =)

Thanks, iris! I'm really lucky because he loves me how I am...I gained six pounds over the Christmas break and he said "I love you six pounds more!" which was amazingly sweet.

I'm doing my best to be awesome!

mtiger
01-07-2009, 07:09 PM
Hey guys. I have been on track, this is day 10 on plan. Eating good, getting my workouts in, drinking more water. Yeah for me!!!

Jeanette- I used to work out 30 min/day. I am bumping it up to 45. I think I need that little extra kick. I think it is helping.

Gary- A peroni?? What is that??

Got a lot to do yet, so I better get at it.

Jeannette311
01-07-2009, 07:59 PM
Thanks, mtiger! I'm just so tired at 5am to do more than 30 minutes and after work is nearly impossible for me so on weekends and days off I go all out. I can easily do an hour or two cardio if I have the time and I'm fully awake! lol

blondebritbrat17
01-07-2009, 10:52 PM
I'm still hovering at 212 myself. Been a busier gal than I expected due to our offer being accepted on the house we wanted so we've been running around like chickens with their heads cut off doing things and paperwork and rushing to meet deadlines and etc. I've been doing okay OP wise. Haven't been able to cook much because of all of this like I thought I was going to be able to. I'm sore but I think it's because I am exhausted haha.

Happy Anniversary Gary!

weegreenlassie
01-07-2009, 11:10 PM
lol Gary--you crack me up! :)

Well-- I guess I'm doing ok. I had some medical tests done today--I hear the results tomorrow. (wish me luck!) I haven't been able to exercise because of this stuff... So-- We shall see! :)
I'm staying steady *sigh* Better than up, I know.. but.. Gah! "Plateaus" every 10 lbs???? Are you kidding??!?!!?!

EZMONEY
01-07-2009, 11:19 PM
Gotta be quick ladies...it is Angie's birthday tonight!

She is letting me check in before I go back and spend quality time with her!

Mindy, PERONI is an Italian beer.

BYE!

Jeannette311
01-08-2009, 09:06 AM
Happy birthday, Angie!

(gained one pound since yesterday...stupid cheeseburger!)

mtiger
01-08-2009, 08:48 PM
Gary- Have fun with Angie. Happy Birthday Angie. Hey, you can tell how much beer I drink. Not even root beer.

Jeanette- Just get in what you can. Every little bit helps. I would like to just curl up into a shell right now and not come out for a while. Everything hurts and then TOM is blessing me with cramps. UURGH!!

Wee- Good luck with the tests. And by the way, PLATEAUS SUCK. BIG TIME!!!

Brit- Congrats on the house. Fill us in.

Nothing good happening with the scale here. I'll have to wait until TOM hits the road.

Jeannette311
01-08-2009, 09:35 PM
Thanks, mt! I did 35 minutes today. Weekdays are just so BLAH for me! And It's so depressing...I'm gaining since Sunday! I'm probably eating too little though, tbh. I'm just not hungry.

weegreenlassie
01-09-2009, 12:16 AM
Thanks for the well wishes, Mindy!

I actually heard back from the doctor today-- turns out it's bad :( I'm going in for surgery sometime this week-- I'm getting an MRI tomorrow to get everything checked out. This might be the reason for my plateau! :p (ugh ugh ugh) I'll write more later--when I find out more :)

Jeannette311
01-09-2009, 09:00 AM
Geez, weegreen...I'm sorry it's bad news! Good luck on the MRI and surgery.

bargoo
01-09-2009, 09:08 AM
Thanks for the well wishes, Mindy!

I actually heard back from the doctor today-- turns out it's bad :( I'm going in for surgery sometime this week-- I'm getting an MRI tomorrow to get everything checked out. This might be the reason for my plateau! :p (ugh ugh ugh) I'll write more later--when I find out more :)

I wish you well , please let us know how things turn out.

Jeannette311
01-09-2009, 07:43 PM
I just did another 5K to see what I'd get.....52:26! Down six minutes!!!!

mtiger
01-09-2009, 08:37 PM
Wee- Sorry it was not good news. Let us know how you are. I hope everything turns out okay. Our thoughts are with you.

weegreenlassie
01-09-2009, 10:29 PM
Thanks guys--
I went in for an MRI today-- I have an ovarian cyst that is THE SIZE of my abdomen (from the belly-button to the nethers, spine to belly, as well as hip to hip). I get a call on Monday from my doctor: Probably some kind of panicked call telling me to go to the hospital to get it removed that night!

Weirdest part of it all is that I had no idea until about 3 weeks ago, when I thought maybe that's what was going on (no idea it had even gotten that big). My guess is that it's been growing all year.. *sigh*

So--I may not be on much after this weekend, due to being in the hospital, and all that... We're all trying to keep up on the bright side, and for the most part, we keep the humor in the conversation (like the free-excuse tummy-tuck I'm getting!) -- But it's pretty scary.

I got to keep all of the pictures from my MRI- which are really cool (but still pretty freaky that that's ME)-- and it's so bizarre to see this mass in my abdomen.

My family and friends are being amazing-- I already knew I was blessed to have them in my life, and this is wonderful (and terrible) confirmation :)

Thank you, everybody, for your thoughts and support-- I'll post again soon (and be reading up on everyone's progress!!!)

bargoo
01-09-2009, 10:36 PM
Good luck on your surgery. It will be such a relief to get rid of that cyst.

EZMONEY
01-09-2009, 11:25 PM
KAT You are in my prayers!

Jeannette311
01-10-2009, 10:09 AM
Good luck with the surgery! My grandma had a cyst the size of a grapefuit a couple years ago...turns out she had it since my uncle was born...in 1954! They knew about it then but didn't remove it! She's fine now...that woman is healthier than I am!

You'll pull through just fine, and make sure to let us know how you are when you're able to!

mtiger
01-10-2009, 04:48 PM
Wee- That's a pretty big cyst. Just think how good you will feel when it is gone. It will be kind of like having a baby. :smug: I'm sure you are nervous, but rest assured they will take great care of you and you will be fine. Please let us know how you are doing. You will be in all our thoughts and prayers.

Got the scale moving in the right direction today. Hope it keeps going down.

Jeannette311
01-11-2009, 12:03 AM
Totally overate today...by 700 cals!

Oh well, a bit more excersize tomorrow and a lot more water should get me going! I'm well ahead of my 1 pound a week loss target, so eating so much today won't set me back as badly as it could have!

blondebritbrat17
01-11-2009, 08:30 AM
Wee- I will be thinking of you! Just take it easy.

My eating hasn't been any better due to the fact I haven't been able to go to the grocery store. I'm a little afraid to look at the scale. But I have been sticking with portion sizes and not super sizing them and trying to stick with chicken from fast food places or restaurants or even ordering the kiddie sizes. I'm up this early on a Sunday morning to do laundry and then go to the grocery store finally and do some cooking to get ready for the work week then I'm off running to visit my mother. She's been pretty sick already from her first day of chemo this past Thursday. She had an allergic reaction to a new anti nausea medication and it caused her to have a bad migraine so she may have to stick with her old ones. The house inspection was done yesterday and we are not buying a lemon or anything so whew. Now we are just waiting on the paperwork to go through then sign them and get the keys to the house.

I am thinking about getting a Wii and a Wii Fit to have some fun but get a bit of exercise in other than the treadmill and dance videos. Hopefully my husband will participate too. But that'll have to wait for a month or so due to everything that's going on.

Have a great day everyone!

Jeannette311
01-11-2009, 08:36 PM
Diet has been completely blown to bits the past two days, but I've been steadily exercising every day! 30-60 minutes a day! I'd lost 3.2 pounds as of Saturday, but my horrendous eating gave me 2 pounds back.

Tomorrow starts another day!

blondebritbrat17
01-12-2009, 10:13 PM
Well I started out my day not so good in the morning due to not wanting to make something at home and me still being upset about something that had happened Friday night at my grandmother's when I stopped by to tell her the good news of us probably getting a house and I was craving something sweet. I stopped and got a donut and some chocolate milk. Once I got to work and realized I was eating emotionally because I was still hurt and upset about what happened I was able to stop though after I had my breakfast. Just got done writing my grandmother (my dad's mother) a long letter asking her to stop making negative/rude comments about my mother and to stop implying to people that my mother was a bad wife and that's why my dad cheated. Both sides of my family live in the same area and the towns are extremely small so gossip gets around very quickly. It doesn't matter if my mother didn't make my dad happy or was a bad wife, what he did still wasn't right. I told my grandmother in the letter that if she didn't stop then that would be her choice and that I would not be a part of her life nor would I visit and she wouldn't know anything about my life either. That was a hard letter for me to write due to me being raised with a strong sense of family and that I am supposed to respect my elders and they are my ties to my father who is deceased but it's what is best for me and I think my father would understand. So we shall see the response I get.

Tomorrow is a new day!

thistoo
01-13-2009, 09:08 AM
::slinks back in AGAIN::

Hey everyone; some of you I have not met yet, but I see some familiar faces still hanging around. I tried to get back in the swing of posting here before Christmas, but then I got really, really sick and let things slide for awhile again.

I have been sticking with my exercise program, but my diet could have been better over the holidays. I think I slacked some because I was stuck at 180 for so long and it was beyond frustrating. But I've made some changes and really upped my protein intake, and I finally broke through my plateau. I've been at 179 on the scale for two days in a row, so I am going to assume it's not a fluke!

Brit, good job telling your grandmother how you feel, and excellent work catching your emotional eating before it got out of hand. Recognizing our own patterns is a hard thing to do, and a major victory when you manage it.

Okay, I am going to make the effort to check in regularly this time, I swear. I do so much better when I'm thinking about the process, and checking in with you guys really helps keep it in the forefront of my mind.

Jeannette311
01-13-2009, 01:56 PM
Another hour done last night. I'm going to try to sneak in a good 30 minutes after work today.

weegreenlassie
01-13-2009, 05:00 PM
Hi Everyone! Sounds like you're all doing good stuff :)
I haven't been able to eat more than 1,000 calories in the past couple of days because my stomach is being "compacted" :( But I bought some meal-replacement drinks (Boost..chocolate flavor. they're ok..) and I'm already feeling better. I don't get surgery for another couple of WEEKS (AUGH!) --but I'm going to a specialist... So that's good news.
I got a cancer-blood-test today. They don't think it is cancerous, but they want to do the test just the same. I should be hearing the result on Thursday.

Oh--and a BIG victory moment for me: I decided to go vegetarian in July-- and I got my bloodwork back today-- My iron and protein levels are PERFECT :D (and mom said I would get anemic..) I'm SO happy that I'm BALANCED! :D

mtiger
01-13-2009, 06:36 PM
Brit- Family troubles are never easy. You needed to tell her that stuff though. Hopefully she will come around and things will be okay. Blood is thick. Good luck. And good job getting the eating back in check.

Wee- Good to rule out any possibility. It might be tough waiting. Hang in there. It will all be over soon and you can move forward.

This- Glad you're back and have broken the plateau. I have been there all of Nov. and Dec. I am hoping I am over it and making good progress.

Working out everyday, staying within calorie range and losing little by little. I am back under 200, 198.8 today. Time to keep it moving.

EZMONEY
01-13-2009, 10:06 PM
I have not left you! I have been doing much overtime and Angie just got back from a 3 day Las Vegas trip.....woe is me!

Prayers for my gals!

blondebritbrat17
01-14-2009, 09:05 PM
Been maintaining my weight but that's it. Ugh. I need to get back to cooking a lot of food on the weekends so that I can plan better and have a few nights off from cooking during the work week. But I hate doing it because I don't have the best kitchen to work with right now in this apartment nor the best refrigerator/freezer to store things. Hopefully that is going to change really soon though. We would like to also get a spare freezer to put in our future garage. Our down stairs neighbor informed us yesterday as well they are breaking their lease too since they are fed up as well living here and are buying a townhouse. So it's not just us that's unhappy here. Today my teacher that I work under was absent and I got to be the substitute and it went really well today and made me feel like I was actually good at something. Got some practice in on teaching and etc.

Thistoo-Glad you are back. Thanks for the support.

Mtiger-Yes family drama is difficult. I don't know about blood being thick though. That's not been my situation in the past unfortunately except for my mom and vice versa. I've been more surprised and pleasantly surprised by people that I barely know or casual acquaintances before whatever happened.

Wee-Waiting is a pain. I am so sorry.

Jeanette- WTG on the exercising!

EZMONEY- good to know! :-) but I never once thought that anyways.

Have a great night!

EZMONEY
01-14-2009, 09:40 PM
I am here....177 today....out of town tomorrow for a day or two! I will catch up soon...I promise!

I need my TEAM to continue to hold us together!

blondebritbrat17
01-15-2009, 05:59 PM
Well today was a bad day for me emotionally. But I have been good about not eating emotionally. I'm assuming my grandmother got my letter because instead of her contacting me to talk about it I instead got a very hurtful and angry email from my aunt (her daughter) and in that email it informed me that I was a liar and that my mother deserved to be as sick as what she is plus a lot of other stuff was written. I then called my grandmother to try to talk to her about the letter and see if I had perhaps misunderstood some things she's said to me in the past that I wrote about in the letter that had hurt my feelings but she wouldn't even take my phone call and hung up. I'm upset but not really surprised unfortunately. What's kind of ironic is me getting that email from my aunt proves some points that I made in the letter that nothing I say is confidential and just between me and my grandmother only. The temptation to eat more food is tempting but it wouldn't solve anything for me.

Hope other people's day was better than mine.

weegreenlassie
01-15-2009, 05:59 PM
Officially Ovarian-Cancer Free! :) I got the results of my blood test about an hour ago ;) whee :)

AND yesterday-- I finally ate 1700 calories! (usually aiming for 1500.. but.. when you don't eat much the rest of the week, it's ok to overdo it sometimes!)

Alright.. time to get the kitty out of time-out.. :p

blondebritbrat17
01-15-2009, 06:04 PM
Wee- I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! SO GLAD SOMEONE GOT SOME GOOD NEWS TODAY!!

mtiger
01-15-2009, 06:39 PM
Brit- Sorry! :( Sometimes we just have to accept people the way we they are and move on. We can only control how we treat people and be proud of our own actions. I have been having a situation at work with another teacher. She is up in my business, and I don't know why. I try to be nice to her and avoid her when possible so as not to have confontation. She keeps hunting me down and starting stuff. I told her today I was not discussing things with her and she was dumbfounded. I will walk away every time. She is what she is. I can't change that, but I can handle myself in a respectful manner.

Wee- YEAH!!!! So happy for you. That is one load off your mind. Now you just need to await the time when you can free your body from it. Hang in there.

Gary- We will still be here when you return to home base. We'll keep rockin it around here.

I have inched down for several days now. Today I saw 197.2, YIPPEE!!! Must keep it going.

Jeannette311
01-15-2009, 06:42 PM
GO WEE!! YAY!!! Congrats!!!


Blonde, I so hear you. I've had the roughest 24 hours and I pigged out today. I've given in to my fast food addiction and shoveled it in all day long. Today it's like I didn't even care and now I have guilt guilt guilt.

And I keep eating crap anyway, even when I'm not depressed. I can't kick it. I'm just so...apathetic.

I'm sorry you're having a rough time, too. People suck so much @$$ sometimes.

thistoo
01-15-2009, 08:26 PM
Oh, Brit, I'm sorry. It really sucks to want to rely on people who are supposed to love you unconditionally, only to have them betray you. I hope you will cease contact with them until they learn to respect you, because you don't deserve to keep being hurt.

Wee, congratulations! I'm sure you must be very relieved. My mom had ovarian cancer last year and I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

I'm down another pound today, which is exciting after my long weight loss drought. My sister dragged out some old pictures of me at my high weight last night and oh my, that was an eye-opener. It was a good reminder of why I'm doing this, though.

blondebritbrat17
01-15-2009, 09:36 PM
Yeah well, I sent everything that I had written in the letter to my grandmother and the email I got from my aunt to a good friend that's very good at being objective and asked for advice since I was feeling really badly and thinking gosh what if my letter did come across as mean and immature? So I'm feeling a lot better because my friend said I didn't write a mean letter at all but it was loving but firm at the same time that I wasn't going to tolerate it anymore. She said that my aunt was the one that needed to grow up because in the last sentence of the rude email to me my aunt said " grow up". Then below that sentence she actually put "NOT". I guess that means she thinks I won't grow up but it just reminded me of some of the school notes I wrote when I was like 10 to my friends. I've just deleted everything and did not respond. I have too many good things in my life to dwell on the negative.

Mtiger-What is it about people at schools? I kind of have the same issue myself going on but not with a school teacher but with someone who is in the exact same job position I am but she's been there for quite some time and I am in my first year so..But I find it very funny that she's wasting all of her time checking up on me and etc. I just chalked it up to her not having enough work to keep her busy! But yep you're right we can only control our actions and move on. Good for you for telling her that and walking away! I can only imagine she was speechless.

Jeannette-I am sorry you've had a rough 24 hours. Tomorrow is a new day! Don't punish yourself.

Thistoo-CONGRATS on the lost pound! Good for your sister doing that.

Jeannette311
01-15-2009, 09:54 PM
Thanks, blonde!

After a kickass cardio session I feel a lot better.

EZMONEY
01-16-2009, 07:55 PM
I promise to catch up soon! I am back home for the week-end!

blondebritbrat17
01-17-2009, 10:17 AM
So rise and shine everyone.. I woke up at 6:15 this morning ugh. I guess my body now thinks that is "sleeping in" due to how early I wake up during the week. Oh well.. I feel gross right now and I am not even going to bother weighing myself since it's that joyful time of the month. I am going to really enjoy this weekend because I have Monday off due to MLK day. It'll give me some time to do some heavy duty cleaning around this apartment.

You guys have a great weekend!

jahjah1223
01-17-2009, 10:37 AM
ive been doing so much cardio ands weight and just NOW i have a sore day how weird!

mtiger
01-17-2009, 12:04 PM
I am sicking with the program, almost perfectly. Had a large slice of pizza the other night. Went up on the scale the next day, today I'm back down. I think I have to avoid that stuff. :( I LOVE pizza. Well, onward and upward. I mean downward.

Brit- I wake up about the same time every day. That internal clock is always working. We ended up with a snow day due to cold Friday. Wind chill was -25, actual temp -7. How's that sound Gary???

Gary- Waiting to hear what you been up to. Want to come to Michigan for a visit??

Jeannette311
01-17-2009, 05:01 PM
Been doing pretty well. Lost 3 pounds since Jan 1st, just have to see if I can KEEP it off and lose more.

EZMONEY
01-17-2009, 06:23 PM
HI TEAM :)

First of all :carrot::carrot: GREAT NEWS KAT! :carrot::carrot:

J-311 :carrot: on the loss of those 3 never to be seen again pounds!

BRAT :( I am sorry you are having issues with your family. I wish there was something I could do :hug:

MINDY :D nah! I'll pass on visiting Michigan unless it is in the non-humid part of summer!

BARGOO :) how are things going? Church have you busy?

CAROLINE good to see you around again. I think our TEAM can take care of that extra weight you want to get rid of.

JAHJAH I hope the soreness goes away. Great job on the cardio and weights!


Well I am hanging around 177 again. I am not getting a lot of miles in due to work but I do what I can. I have 30 in for the month which is a bit under my norm. Hard to get my miles in with the work load I have right now. We have been working a lot of week-ends and 10 hour days. My job is physical so I do burn off those calories....however...I get HUNGRIER!!

Next week I will be out of town until late Thursday night but I will try to take most of my food, we have an apartment to stay in so I can do some cooking there which is good because I don't want to fast food! NO-NO-NO!!

Other than the obvious beers I have after I get home, I really don't know where I am going wrong at getting rid of a few extra pounds. I have been so perfect in my eating. I will wait while you all go get your tall boots for all the bs you might step in ;)

I am back to turkey bacon and whole wheat toast for breakfast. Lunch is a yogurt, can of soup....not always the best health choice, but not too bad either, a sandwich that is usually turkey, lettuce and tomato and a handfull...OK-OK...2 handful of chips. We take just one break a day and cram that food down! My dinners have been so-so. I won't say I don't eat too much at times but I really try to not over-do it too much. I remember how I used to eat until I felt my stomach would pop sometimes. I have not felt that in a long time.

Maybe I will lose the extra FAB-5 I have in the :val2: I :val1: HEART :val1: YOU 5K :val2:

Or at least one or two while training ;)

You gals are the best :hug: Prayers that your lives and weight loss adventures are wonderful and full of blessings this coming week!

C-Ya soon ~ Gary

Jeannette311
01-17-2009, 09:47 PM
You're awesome, Gary!

I just totaled all of my workout minutes for the month so far...


*drumroll please*

749 minutes and 56 seconds! Now I just have to work on my eating...

EZMONEY
01-17-2009, 11:32 PM
I am very proud of you J! And I bet that kiddo is too!

Jeannette311
01-18-2009, 11:38 AM
LOL She is completely oblivious, Gary. =D

I don't wanna work out today. DON'T WANNA. I must be retaining water b/c how did I go from 193.4 to 196 in a few hours??? WHAT THE HECK. And I want to eat junk junk junk.

Someone just...kill me or something. Or throw a sheet over my head.

blondebritbrat17
01-18-2009, 06:15 PM
EZMONEY-Glad to see you back! It's okay about my dad's family. Thanks for the hug though. I'm at peace about it after much thought/praying. I remembered a conversation I had with my dad before he died and I kind of wonder now if he was trying to warn me about how hurtful they could be and if he was trying to tell me if I parted ways with his family that he was okay with it. I talked to my mother and my grandmother (my mom's mom) yesterday at lunch about everything and told them mostly everything. I did leave out two of the most hurtful things that were said to me in my aunt's email to me since they don't need to know about it since it would hurt them especially my mom.

Jeannette-Awesome on those minutes!! Wow that puts me to shame. Just take a couple of deep breaths. Perhaps it is close to that time of month so don't freak.

I got my Wii and the Wii fit today as a early birthday present. Been running errands all day so had to let hubby set it up for me while I ran to the grocery store for a few things and of course he ended up playing it first ha after he cleaned the kitchen for me. He informed me as soon as I walked in the door from the grocery store that he was obese and that his age was 39 due to his weight aging him I guess. Soo maybe it will motivate us both which is something we are in need of right now in regards to our weight. I hope you have all had a great Sunday! I know I have. :-)

Jeannette311
01-18-2009, 06:19 PM
It's gotta be, blonde. I started crying when they were burning flowers on "The Wartime Kitchen and Garden" so that they could plant veggies instead. lol

Have fun with your WiiFit!

thistoo
01-18-2009, 06:20 PM
Hey all, I hope everyone's having a good weekend. I'm staying off the scale as TOM approaches, but I worked out *hard* today and boy, do my legs ever feel it.

At the beginning of the year I started taking wheel thrown pottery, which is something I've always wanted to do. It's funny, but in the past my weight has always made me really self-conscious about doing even stuff like take a pottery class. But I'm really enjoying it, even though I'm terrible at the actual throwing! It's nice to have enough confidence to be bad at something and keep doing it anyway.

That really does sound crazy, but it's a big step forward for me. Anyway, class was today so that was fun. Tonight it's wine and a movie at my sister's house, but I will stick with my eating program. I am looking forward to having an extra day off tomorrow :)

blondebritbrat17
01-18-2009, 07:43 PM
WOW.. I just discovered that I've lost 3.8 pounds in the past two weeks that I've not weighed myself. And this is late in the day too so I'll be weighing myself again in the morning!! Plus this is TOM. I'm thrilled to death.

mtiger
01-19-2009, 10:09 AM
I have been POP for so long now. I think this is day 21. It is showing. I was down to 196.2 today. I am knocking on 195's door. Hopefully it will open soon.

Blonde- Glad you are processing the dealings with your family in a healthy way. And :bravo: on the weight loss.

This- Showing some real willpower over that scale. I feel like the commercial where they are dragging the scale behind them all day. I am obsessed. Oh well, it seems to work for me.

Gary- Way to get your eating back in check. Now try just one handful of chips maybe.

Jeanette- I had pizza one day last week and went up 1.5 pounds. It came right off the next day. Bad stuff. I'm sure it was water and will be gone soon.

See ya tomorrow.

cakses
01-19-2009, 04:03 PM
Hi guys - I've been sick for what seems like forever but today I'm a bit better. Weight is slowly coming off since the exercise hasn't been great. I'm between 167-168 most days, which is great but I want to finish this crazy ride I've been on. I'm headed to the gym in a few to just walk and do some weights so I don't go crazy. Funny how I used to never want to work out and now I am upset I can't!

blondebritbrat17
01-19-2009, 04:08 PM
Mtiger-Congrats on being so close to 195! I am trying to deal with the family drama in a health way. I did get contacted by my dad's wife today as well by email but it was a good email just a little surprising is all. lol.

Cakses-Glad you are feeling a bit better.

I am down to 208.8. Feels good to weigh a bit less than what my hubby weighs for now. If he decides to jump on the bandwagon with me I'm sure he'll start losing much faster than what I am due to him being a man. :-P I think he is going to try to be more careful about what he puts in his body due to him being still a little upset/mad about what the Wii Fit told him last night. If that's the case then the money I spent on the Wii and Wii Fit was well worth it since it would be much easier on me to lose if he was united with me in not bringing unhealthy food in the house.

thistoo
01-20-2009, 08:25 PM
Second page?? What are we doing back here?!?

I hope everyone is having a good week. I am having some drama with a coworker who needs to grow up, but I am trying to ignore it. I had an excellent performance review today, and another coworker commented on my weight loss and asked me what I'm doing, so that was nice.

I'm retaining water right now so still no weight loss to report, but hopefully next week.

blondebritbrat17
01-20-2009, 09:26 PM
Seems like a lot of us are having difficulties with co workers or family.

Thistoo-WTG on the good performance review!

The week so far is starting okay. I got the good news that our loan for the house is finalized and approved. We just need to sign the papers and get the keys and the house is ours. So hopefully I find out tomorrow what day we close since I've got some co-workers that need to know so we can plan some things due to some absences coming up due to workshops/meetings since I might have to take a day off work too. My mom's been pretty sick and is going in tomorrow to the doctor and possibly discussing other options for treatment or stopping chemo. So I'm kind of anxious. Tonight's not been too great for me. I've cried a lot and still am on and off. I'm very happy that my mom has gotten to see me buy a house though and hopefully she'll see that I am doing okay and that I have my life on track and hopefully she won't worry about me so much since she may not get to see me do other things in my life that I want her to be there for.

Anyways my hubby just walked in so have a good night!

Jeannette311
01-20-2009, 10:20 PM
Two hours cardio today, broken up into two sessions. I may not be any lighter (I still can't stop eating junk...stupid PMS) but I feel SO MUCH better!

mtiger
01-21-2009, 06:22 PM
Day 24 keeping on plan. Once I make it a habit, it's not too tough.

Brit- Sorry about mom. I'm sure it is tough right now. Hang in there.

This- Those darn pesky co-workers. What's up with immature people? I just want to do my job without turmoil.

Jeanette- This too shall pass. PMS eating, I mean. Hang on.

weegreenlassie
01-21-2009, 06:43 PM
Hi All!
It's been so great to read everyone's goings-on! This is probably my last post for about a week-- I'm going in for surgery on Monday, and I need to do an all-clear-liquid diet starting Saturday night.
I can't wait to feel lighter, and less "filled up"! This stupid thing has grown even more in the past couple of weeks. When I got my MRI done, its height was just above my belly button--now it's close to touching my ribcage. (guh!).

Thank you all for being inspirations-- and I look forward to continuing my weight-loss after I'm out of the hospital!

blondebritbrat17
01-21-2009, 07:28 PM
Wee- I will keep you in my thoughts!

I got some good news with my mom. They have decided to just change the chemo schedule around and try that. So I feel much better and relieved. I did however get some bad news at work about one of the little girls that is in one of my teacher's classes that I work with. This little girl has had about half of her brain removed due to a rare and aggressive kind of brain cancer that was discovered when she was two, and then it came back and she had cancer again in the body somewhere and then she went deaf due to the chemo and just all kinds of problems. She's been really sick in the past 3 weeks and unable to control her bladder function. They finally found out what was wrong after several weeks of this. She's got more cancerous tumors in her spine and bladder and kidneys. The outlook is not good at all is what we've been told. So I would appreciate well wishes/good vibes/prayers for her and her family.

I'm off to cook some food and try to plan a menu. Have a good night!

blondebritbrat17
01-22-2009, 07:34 AM
I have lost almost another 2 and half pounds since Sunday. This makes 10 pounds dropped in the past month. I guess me buckling down being super strict with food has worked despite me not having time to exercise lately or ever.

thistoo
01-22-2009, 09:14 AM
Brit, diet makes all the difference for me too. I have not been great with mine this week, I am sad to say (stupid PMS) but I am really trying to get back on track starting today. I'm drinking a protein shake for breakfast right now, and I have a weird shift at work today so I'll have less opportunity to eat off plan. Of course I had to make a birthday cake to bring to work today, but I am planning to avoid actually eating it.

I did post some progress pictures at my weight loss journal, if anyone is interested. They are here (http://thistoo.livejournal.com/35573.html#cutid1).

Kat, you will be in our thoughts! I hope your recovery goes quickly so you can start feeling better.

Jeannette311
01-22-2009, 10:06 AM
Good luck, wee!

I swear to god, I am so not even capable of willpower at TOM. And I don't give a flying poop, either. TOM makes me so cranky and tired and hungry. I was so exhausted I couldn't even work out yesterday. *falls asleep*

mtiger
01-22-2009, 07:54 PM
Brit- It's tought when things like that happen to kids we know. So sorry to hear it. Thoughts and prayers. Congrats on the loss. You are obviously doing the right thing.

Wee- It will be so good for you to get that thing out. Hope your recovery is easy and quick. Best of luck!!!

This- Very nice pictorial progress. You have come a long way. You look great!!! Keep it up.

I am still having that mid-cycle gain time. Up to 199 today. PLEASE don't go over 200. I am praying it is done and will start coming back off now.

Gary- Hope you are home soon and able to come out and play.

blondebritbrat17
01-23-2009, 07:20 PM
So I just found out I have to possibly have my tonsils removed. Fortunately it can wait until school is out in the summer time and that way I don't have to take off work.I've been having chronic tonsil/throat infections coupled usually with a sinus infection but this time it's just the throat infection so that was a sign to my doctor today that it is getting worse and more chronic yay.. I just got some birthday money and am seriously contemplating going out to eat tonight when hubby gets home.

EZMONEY-hope you can come back sometime soon and talk!

EZMONEY
01-23-2009, 08:14 PM
Hi TEAM....I am back for the week-end....going for Itailian in a few minutes...pray for me!

I will catch/post up soon!

Can a guy eat chili sizes for dinner all week and lose weight?

I know the answer......

Jeannette311
01-24-2009, 12:05 AM
holy moly.

I was so paranoid...after all it's been a crap week for eating and b/c of TOM I've not worked out in THREE days and won't resume til Monday (I can't wait to get back on BC so I feel better); then I weighed myself and I'm holding steady at 195.4! That's amazing for me! Let's hope that I can stay at that till TOM is over and I can continue for a loss!

This just makes me want to eat better tomorrow!!!!

EZMONEY
01-24-2009, 01:08 PM
Hello TEAM :)

Well last week away from home for work didn't go all that bad but no attaboys either.

I left weighing 177 and checked in yesterday at 179 then 178 this morning. I took my own food so I could stay away from fast food options. Unfortunately I took about 4 pounds of cooked hamburger, pinto beans, tortilla chips, buns, cheese and cans of chili. I manged to mix all that into some type of combination....burgers-chili size-burritos all 4 days. Saved me money but not sure about calories!

I could probably cook a little better there in the apartment since we do have a kitchen....but with 6-9 guys in it each night it gets crowded enough with all of us sharing one fridge.

I have been able to get a few miles in around the complex. Sure glad I will be done with this job by next week's end though. Trying to share one TV is a pain too but my brother and I "control" it so that's ok ;)

We seem to all be able to agree on Raymond-King of Queens-2 1/2 Men and all but my brother will watch American Idol...but he goes to bed by that time anyway.

J I am pulling for you to get back on track starting tomorrow. I know you will do this! Pretend you are running all those miles to see the boy! I can honestly say that when TOM was around this house with my ex, Angie and my daughters I never knew it unless I saw wrappers in the trash. I was a lucky man!!

BRAT So where did you go for dinner with that birthday money? Angie and I went for a salad and pizza last night. I stuck with a medium pepperoni and brought half home, although I did sneak a piece of Angie's tomato and basil one. Good luck when the time comes with those tonsils...which reminds me of a family story....

:) Many years ago when my younger brothers were about 5 and 3 years old they needed their tonsils removed. They spent the night in the hospital....both knowing that when they woke up their throats would hurt and they would get ice cream...well, myself and my next brother had both been circumcised but not my youngest for some reason....mom and dad wanted to even things up so they had little Jeffrey taken care of...when he woke up he wanted to know why his pee-pee hurt too!

MINDY I am smacking down that 200 as we speak...it will not return! You cannot go back there...even for a visit...if it says 200 on the scale then the scale has malfunctioned...exercise - eat better and weigh in again! 24 OP...AWESOME :)

CAROLINE I love the pictures....you rock!

KAT I have you on my prayer list for a successful surgery and recovery :hug: Nothing like going above and beyond to lose a few pounds :D And I thought getting a haircut was traumatic enough last week since my hair is a bit...ummm....limited edition now.

CAKSES I hope you are feeling better and back on track too.

JAHJAH and BARGOO...what's up?

Gotta run TEAM.... be good :) but still have fun :devil:

Jeannette311
01-24-2009, 03:47 PM
Thanks, Gary!

They were lucky. I hope my daughter is like that!!!

blondebritbrat17
01-24-2009, 09:20 PM
EZMONEY-That is a hysterical story! I at first winced then involuntarily crossed my legs then burst out laughing. I do wonder though if your brother laughs about it now though...

Last night we went to a Thai food place that is nearby called Sweet Basil for my birthday dinner. Their house cashew chicken is very good. I have to confess something though- last night and tonight I ate way more than I should have. I was a little embarassed since it has been a long time since I've eaten that much but I am not uncomfortably full or anything like that. But I was starving to the point where I think if I had been any more hungrier then I would have been sick to my stomach. But after tonight's dinner it hit me why I have been so ravenous at dinner time in the past couple of days. I've run out of my snacks and salad fixings and haven't been to the grocery store yet nor did I have time to do that in the middle of this past week. I guess my body has really gotten used to me having those snacks especially in the past month. So I will be going to the grocery store and stocking back up on those snacks. I talked to my sister in law tonight who stopped by for a surprise visit who is a nurse and she knew someone that had the same problems I am having now with my tonsils and sinuses and my sister in law told me her friend feels so much better now and didn't realize how yucky her tonsils really had been making her feel. So hopefully I'll see the same results and hopefully the insurance will pay. So that made me feel a bit better. I've had surgery before four times one each for both my knees to fix them up, then my cochlear implant then a lumpectomy. So it's not like it will be my first procedure. I woke up feeling even worse this morning so I've rested all day today and have not left the house and I feel much better and not so fatigued. I have a ton of homework I will be doing though tomorrow online. Ugh.. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Jeannette-WTG!!

mtiger
01-25-2009, 10:34 AM
Haven't posted in a few days. i am here to report that my pre-TOM gain was 3.5 pounds, but I never went over 200. YEAH!!! I am on my way back down now. I have lost 1.5 of the gain. Wish there was a way to combat that, but it seems completely out of my control.

Gary- Take salad? Forget the chili and burger stuff, just eat salad. How boring would that be? Heck, you might not be exactly where you want to be, but you still look great. You are no fatty.

Brit- Good luck with the tonsils. I had mine out as a child and don't remember much except the jail type bed I was in. I didn't realize you had a hearing impairment and an implant. The school I work in has 3 hearing impaired classrooms, so all HI kids in our district attend our building. They all do a really nice job.

blondebritbrat17
01-25-2009, 03:23 PM
Mtiger-That is cool and happy to hear that they do a good job. Whereabouts are you in Michigan? My father in law lives in the Grand Rapids area. That is what I do- I am a deaf ed teacher's aide in the 3rd grade class we have this year. WTG on the loss. TOM is so tough for me too with the cravings.

We went grocery shopping and that was a bad idea for us to go together. I do much better when my husband is not with me. But it had been awhile since he's been to the store. Oh well.. I'll just be really good with small portions of some of the stuff we bought since I have not had some of it in a very long time.

EZMONEY
01-25-2009, 04:53 PM
HI TEAM ~

I wanted to check in before I head out about 3am tomorrow. I will be back around Thursday I think.

I was all dressed for church this morning before I remembered I hadn't wighed in....:mad: dang! I really wanted to know if that :jeno: pizza I had Friday night would help that mean 'ol scale go down. Oh well, I'll give it a go tomorrow :)

Dinner last night was chicken and rice and no snacking after. I did have a few beers....go figure....lunch was the 3 pieces of leftover pizza from Friday. I am sure I had too much...isn't any pizza too much? Anyway I did order a medium...in the past it would have been X-TRA LARGE all the way bay-beee! :bb:

I was able to get in 6 miles walking the dogs this week-end so that knocked out a slice or two.

BRAT ~ I understand what you meant about shopping together....Angie used to have the same problem with me ;) I was always trying to sneak in those danish things the kids and I liked! I hope that homework is done and you get a chance to spend some time with the Dh before you head back to school.

J~311 I hope your daughter has an easy "time" of it too! I have heard such horror stories from the guys at work over the years...I really count my lucky stars! Especially with 3 women in the house during those years.

MINDY ~ I know salad what be a better choice but I just can't seem to eat vegetarian....just the thought of biting off those :carrot: carrot heads :carrot: is well...you know ;) Oh and OMGosh those little :carrot: baby carrots :carrot: That 200 is in the past dear....waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy in the past...you are so over it! Great job!

Have a great week TEAM! Fight on!

Jeannette311
01-26-2009, 01:16 PM
I am still not well. It's annoying.

Hopefully today is the last of it and I can get back to the gym!

blondebritbrat17
01-27-2009, 10:20 AM
Well yesterday I stayed home sick and I just really needed rest. I felt so much better after sleeping in and lounging around all day that we ended up going out to eat to a fancy (for us) seafood place in Dallas using up a gift certificate we had. The food was to die for and I am extremely picky about seafood since all I ever had really growing up was fried catfish ugh. We then went to see my mother really fast since she doesn't live too far from where we went to eat and she gave me a really nice birthday card. It's more like a booklet that was written by a mother to her daughter and it was about the joys of raising her daughter. It was hard not to cry when reading it. Today I'm at home again due to my district closing down due to bad weather and bad ice so we'll be making up today on one of the days we were supposed to be off for Easter weekend. It is possible I could even be at home again tomorrow due to this ice storm. We'll see. But I'll be using this opportunity to do laundry and homework and light cleaning today. I may even attempt to do some Wii now that I am feeling just about back to 100 percent. I'm sure it'll yell at me for being gone so long haha. Everyone have a great day!

Jeannette311
01-27-2009, 11:35 AM
I feel a million times better. Slept extra last night so I didn't make it to the gym at 5am, but I'll be there today at 5pm!

blondebritbrat17
01-27-2009, 12:23 PM
Jeannette-Glad you're feeling better too!

mtiger
01-27-2009, 07:26 PM
Brit- I teach in Lansing and live about 15 min. from school. I live out in the country. Love it. Glad you had a nice dinner and got to see your mom.

Jeanette- Glad you're feeling better.

I have been on track, but the scale is holding at 198.8. Tomorrow is another day.

Jeannette311
01-28-2009, 09:03 AM
Thanks, guys! Weather is changing; I woke up with severe head pains and so I'm going to work out AFTER work again today. It's okay though, b/c Mim's Island is on tonight and it's a really cute movie.

Edit: mtiger: I hear you. My scale is NOT BUDGING. I've really been looking at what I eat and it's not the greatest. I decided that I can't do everything all at once though and so this month I promised myself to focus on getting to the gym. February will be the month I focus more on foods I eat. Maybe you should re-evaluate and pick one thing to focus on? I'm finding myself to be a little more relaxed because of that.

blondebritbrat17
01-28-2009, 09:22 AM
So no work for me today again since my school district is shut down due to a lot of ICE. I worked out yesterday for 30 minutes doing the Wii Fit. It did say some snarky comments about how long I had been gone haha. I kind of need to go to the grocery store but I'll wait until later today when most of the ice is supposed to have melted. If not then another day. Most of the stuff that we bought on Sunday due to my husband being with me and I was willing to just eat small portions of- I find I have lost the taste for and it does not taste good to me at all anymore. I threw some of it out yesterday and some really old frozen french fries to clear out some space and he hasn't even noticed. Shhh..

I've lost another .2 pounds in the last 10 days. So I've been eating out a bit too much but was using up a lot of birthday money and certificates. The house we bought is kind of out in the country still. The area is still being developed and a lot of homes are still being built out there in communities and there are not many places to go out to eat to right now. There's not even a grocery store yet but there is a Walgreens thankfully and a emergency clinic out there. Within the next 5 years it is going to be much more developed though and more expensive to buy there. So I kind of considered my birthday my last hurrah lol with eating out at some of my favorite places.

Mtiger- Today is a new day!

Jeanette-That is a really good idea just to focus on one thing. I've done that before and it does help you feel not so overwhelmed.

mtiger
01-28-2009, 07:05 PM
I just got a compliment at school today, from a teacher baking cupcakes. Of course I said thank you, but then followed up with sometimes I just want to throw it all out the window and do whatever. I never do, but I dream about it.

Brit- Yeah for snow days. wish we had one today. In Michigan, 3 or 4 inches is nothing.

Jeanette- good plan

Jeannette311
01-29-2009, 09:55 AM
I didn't weigh myself today so of course now I'm curious as all heck! ANd yesterday I could only manage 30 minutes on the treadmill. I almost fainted!! I think I had low blood sugar. I had a candybar and a piece of cheese after and I was soooo much better.

mtiger, I totally know what you mean. At work there's always something going on and luckily I am far too reserved (lol) to go and snag any of the awesome pastries! Sometimes I just get so MAD at the food for being there that I fantasize tossing it away. Instead I chug my water and pray that everyone eats it all and none find their way to my desk.

blonde: I really have found putting things in chunks helps me a lot.

mtiger
01-29-2009, 09:14 PM
I am part of the 5 pound challenge. I am trying to focus on 5 pounds at a time. That would be nice right now. Work was on my last nerve today and i wish i didn't have to go back tomorrow. We weigh-in for our BL challenge at school. I only hope I've lost something.

blondebritbrat17
01-29-2009, 11:15 PM
Today has been a frustrating day. I wasn't too good today. I had a donut and some chocolate milk today. Then had chinese food for lunch that was brought in for our monthly birthday lunch we do in our deaf ed dept that I forgot about. Then had two pieces of small birthday cake as well-didn't eat the frosting though then went and had Chick Fil A for dinner on my way to my college class. I was treated as an imbecile all day long at work in regards to being constantly reminded about policies and procedures and being told I have been absent too much which is really funny/awkward because I will be calling in sick again tomorrow due to the fact I have to take off work to close and go sign the paperwork on my house I bought. So I'm dreading going back to work on Monday after everything that's been said to me today about my absences and needing to change a dr's appointment to outside of work times and just etc etc etc. If I get pulled aside and asked why I was absent on Friday I will just politely explain that the administration that I am under is not known for granting personal requests or being accomodating and that I was told when and where to close and was not given a choice for the appointment time at all. Then I get to my college class and my professor I guess didn't realize I was hearing impaired and that the sign language interpreter and stenographer that was there last week was actually there FOR me to just translate what is said nothing less nothing more. So he started not talking to me and instead started talking directly to the interpreter and actually asked the interpreter at one point standing right in front of me and in front of the whole class if I could actually do an assignment he was giving out to the whole class as if I don't have the capability to do it! I could tell he just felt awkward and didn't know how to handle it soo... Finally I just spoke up very nicely and calmly and said I can do it and I can speak for myself when I present it to the class next week. He did that for the whole class. So I may have to very nicely say something to him about that and how to use an interpreter properly if he continues doing it. He doesn't realize it and it is a very common mistake but it's been awhile since I've had a teacher to actually ask my interpreter if I can do something right there in front of me in front of the whole class as well but it comes off as he thinks I'm incapable of speaking and participating and almost like he thinks I'm dumb and it's rude too in a way by talking about me to a third person while I'm not even a foot away. ughh.. My interpreter was very upset for me and wanted me to talk to him about it. I'm going to give him some more time and hopefully he'll follow my lead in how I communicate with him and catch on if not then I may have to say something to him in private. Hopefully he doesn't get embarassed and hold a grudge against me or act weird from then on like I've had some people to do. Just in general a frustrating day.. Tomorrow will be much better.

have a good night.

mtiger
01-30-2009, 07:37 PM
Brit- I remember when I first started learning how to work with an interpreter. It takes some getting used to. The weirdest thing is when they just start blurting stuff out because the deaf student was signing something. We also have hearing students that take sign language class. They will start finger spelling in class and the int. will vocalize what they are spelling. Sometimes it is cuss words, but they will refrain from speaking them, just tell the teacher.

I have been so good this week with eating and working out. Yet, I have been holding at 197.6 for days. Can I get a break???

blondebritbrat17
01-31-2009, 10:43 AM
Mtiger- I understand everything you just said. Haha.. I'm sorry but sometimes it is a tad bit funny seeing the facial expressions on people in regards to what you just described. I can see the humor in it or do my best to. If a hearing kid is using sign in the class the interpreter is supposed to voice it just like what they would for a deaf student. Why should a hearing kid get away using sign language to their advantage when it's not to ours (deaf people) and we are unable to use that as a second option to communicate? Is how a lot of interpreters and deaf people see it. But it sounds like you have some good interpreters. :-)

Yesterday was a much better day. We finally closed on the house, some last minute snafu with the paperwork almost threatened to cancel the whole thing and us have to take off another day off work this coming Monday. We were both a bit stressed about that since one of my supervisors is not happy already with my absences and if my husband is not at work then he just doesn't get paid period and me too as well now that I have used up all of my sick/personal days. But we got called at the last minute at 4:30pm finally to go back and sign the paperwork. We did go out to eat to a Mexican food restaurant that is nearby our house and have a drink to celebrate. We had forgotten how expensive it is to drink out in public since that was something we had stopped doing about 18 months ago to reduce on costs. It added about 12 dollars to our bill and I only had a small strawberry daiquiri and my hubby only had two regular sized miller lite draft drinks. Whew.. Some other good news was that our closing costs were quite a bit cheaper and our mortage will be cheaper as well. We were given very high estimates by our realtor to prepare us just in case. So that's good too.. Now I'm about to go to the grocery store. Have a great day!

EZMONEY
01-31-2009, 11:08 AM
HI TEAM ~

I got back into town late Wednesday night around 10pm after the 150 mile drive and a 10 hour work day. Then had to head out at 4am on Thursday for another 90 mile trip and a 10 hour day...but :carrot: other than a quick trip to Home Depot to buy materials for a job my brother in law was working on I had the day off....sort of...

Angie is turning knucklehead's old bedroom (guess the US NAVY is keeping him :carrot:) into something that looks less like a war zone. I moved the furniture out, took off the closet doors and shelving then re-textured the walls so she can paint it whenever she wants.

Came home at 177.8...left at 177.8....so not good :)....but not bad :devil:

I did try and eat "less" other than an IN N OUT fix of a double-double w/cheese, a single burger and fry.

Angie and I went for Italian last night, I had a chicken dish that was really good....artichokes-capers in a wine sauce....and polenta. Not sure the calories in it but I know the calories in the beers I had before and after were too much :mad:

Maybe a little too much "celebrate me home".....dang....better watch it today. Today is our family "monthly get together for dinner" at my brother's house across the street. I think he is having kielbasa....asked me to bring this really tasty sauerkraut Angie and I get from time to time. I know he won't get turkey! All beef...ALL BEEF! for my brother....dang....he did say he bought plenty of beer for me though.....dang! He doesn't drink, his wife might have one or two and Angie and my ex will have maybe one if at all or wine instead..... so I usually try to drink it all so he doesn't feel bad about buying it for me....don't want to be rude guest ya know ;)

OH WAIT! My son, :love:dil:love: and :pson in law:p will be there....I am saved!

MINDY ~I think you will notice changes on the scale soon as long as you keep on doing good! The scale doesn't always reflect our efforts right away! No reason to give up or get discouraged :hug:....that 200 is way ine the past now....remember when you couldn't reach it?....or so you thought.

:tantrum: BRAT ~:carrot: Great news on the house! Finally a good thing this week for you and DH! Yep drinking adds to our going out bill quite a bit! Hoping all the sickness is gone....new house ....new outlook on life...Prayers for your mom :hug:

"J" ~ I hope this finds you all better too :hug: That scale will budge in the "right" direction soon! I had to push myself yesterday....I took the dogs out for 3 miles then when I got home I did 2 more on the treadmill...I really didn't want to :tantrum: I think I really needed the extra miles...my legs sure felt it this morning!

Have a great day :)

thistoo
01-31-2009, 01:34 PM
Hey guys. I have been too busy to check in this week, and I really shouldn't be here now but I thought I'd take a minute to check in. I've been struggling a lot with my food choices for the past couple weeks; every time I tell myself I'm going to get back on track, I fall down again. But I keep trying, and I suppose that is all we can do. I am still avoiding the scale, but I've probably gained a couple pounds. I'll find out on Wednesday (ugh).

Hope you're all having a good weekend! I have to run again, but I will try to keep up with everyone's goings-on :)

EZMONEY
01-31-2009, 01:48 PM
Glad you stopped by CAROLINE!...not get going!!....wink

weegreenlassie
01-31-2009, 04:19 PM
Hi Everyone! I'm BAAA-AACK!!! :)

LOVED reading all of your stories while I was knocked out on pain-meds (still am, but I'm on softer stuff now..) Everyone's doing so great!!!

Surgery went great, and nothing was removed that wasn't supposed to be :) It was the size of a KICKBALL!!! No wonder I felt so crappy...

Recovery is going amazing, and essentially the only pains I have are bruised ribs-- but not all the meds have worn off yet...

Welp, I went from 161.8 to 154.. And I'm sure the limited amounts I'm able to eat will "help" me along-- so I'm going for balanced, rather than meeting a calorie deficit (which I know I'll be doing anyways). But-- wanna hear something BOGUS????
Evan stayed with me the whole time (he's amazing, loving, supportive, and--there aren't enough words to express how absolutely incredible he's being!)-- and guess how much he lost.... Yeah. 6 LBS!!! .... I have to have SURGERY to lose that much!?!??!!?!? And he just EATS LESS??!?!?!?! Man oh man.. how annoying ;)

Love you all--and thanks for your support!! I'll be checking in more often now that I'm up and walking around :)

preetyladyserenity
02-01-2009, 05:08 AM
Uncle Gary can I have a pill as well? I will try to take it, with a dose of humour How is everyone?. ;)

weegreenlassie: How are you recovering? Is it painful or is it actually much better than before?

Ok goal is to lose 5lbs ( or 2.5) so from 115.9 kg to 113.4.:carrot:

Must focus now...

On the other hand TOM is really painful this time and I feel nausea. :mad: I hate this!:mad: Plus I am bloated like a balloon. I also have to go for my aunt for lunch today. My least favourite aunt - or should I say the least favourite part of the family will be there. I hate it how they always say how fat I look but never bother to cook something healthy for me to eat. I hope they did take my wish into consideration and cooked some chicken today or else I am going to leave lunch not eating. :devil:

Jeannette311
02-01-2009, 11:33 AM
I'm so glad to see you're back and ok, Wee!

Well I know why I've not been well. Sinuses. Today my goal is two hours (or one full movie) on the treadmill. The other day I did 20 minutes on the elliptical and 40 on the treadmill and that was killer. I may shake it up again today.

Bad news? Up to 197. What the ****? I know I'm eating poorly but I'm working my butt off! Well trying I guess. This month I am focusing on the foods I eat as well as the workouts. I'm also ordering my resistance bands this month, too.

Thanks, Gary. At this point I know I'm maintaining and I'm really considering blogging everything I eat just so people can tell me what I'm doing wrong. I don't want to maintain THIS!!!! Also want to try Volumetrics. I think that will help me, too.

EZMONEY
02-01-2009, 05:22 PM
Angie and I walked 3.5 miles along the beach this morning with the mutts then split one each ham/egg cheese and tomato/basil cream cheese croissants.

Wasn't too bad with the kielbasa yesterday.

Really need to kick a few pounds to the diet dungeon...soon....very soon.

Getting very close to my double red line.

KAT ~ So happy to hear all is well with you now!

SERENITY ~ Prayers for a good day with the aunt. You can get back to where you want to be kiddo....it will take some time but you can do this! I know you can...hugs

SUPER J ~ I hope you make it through the movie! Great job...that scale will move..it really will. Takes time. Great idea on posting up your "menu"....the experts here can pick it apart for your GOOD in no time!

Almost game time!

Jeannette311
02-01-2009, 10:05 PM
Thanks, Gary! I only made it through an hour. At least it's something! You'll slay all those pounds soon, Gary! Winter months are the hardest for me. I just want to eat all the time. Maybe that's how you are, too.

As for me. Well. I weighed myself today. I weighed yesterday (or the day before, I can't remember) and was miserable with the 197 on the scale, what the heck. So I upped my water, made sure I ate better than I have been and after my workout I weighed in at a wonderful 191.4!!!! OMG! I cried the whole time in the shower I was so happy. I guess I finally kicked that water weight gain from the evil TOM.

I feel rejuvenated.

cakses
02-02-2009, 01:45 AM
Gosh I am awful at keeping up with threads. Since Jan 1st I have only lost 5 pounds, but I have been so sick that even those 5 pounds was something short of a miracle so I can't complain.

Now that I am on the mend, I am super excited and ready to give February a good effort on both the weight loss and eating fronts. I am hoping by the end of the month I am fully out of the 160s and moving closer toward goal, which might be changing as I near it since I still have a lot of chunk to get rid of :)

preetyladyserenity
02-02-2009, 06:09 AM
Lunch at aunt yesterday was a slight mess. She did cook chicken, only it was drenched in oil. :mad: So I just had pasta and salad. I am not going to deal with stupidity anymore. I also did not touch the lemon pie, though I love it, since I had some chocolate yesterday. Snacking once a week is ok but 2 is a no-no. :nono:

I also had a migraine for the rest of the day so I slept till six. Then our Feng Shui advisor came home and apparently this year I have the best room. It seems all the positive energy decided to reside in my bedroom this year. Haha, I guess I won't have any excuses for not losing weight this year. At least I can't blame the bedroom for it. I am such a lucky :moo:

And last but not least, I had so much energy today in the gym. I feel so refresged. :carrot:

blondebritbrat17
02-02-2009, 05:09 PM
This past week and a half my eating went pretty much completely out the window due to me being so sick and tired, last minute things popping up and hubby shopping with me at the grocery store ugh and been overeating a bit too and just in general eating too much take out food. So I stepped on the scale today to see the damage and I have gained back 5 pounds whew.. At least I haven't gained back all of the 10 pounds I lost in the past month. Guess what I was doing was really working and that really hit me today when I saw 211 again. So I have chicken thawing and have a bunch of salad fixings to help drop some of that off as quickly as I can. I also have a bunch of oatmeal and fruit to stir in my oatmeal in the mornings. I did get some breakfast turkey sausage to have as well and will only have one small serving at a time. I am also planning out some homemade beef stew and some homemade chicken noodle soup. For some reason soups are very filling and satisfying to me and I don't need a lot and I would like to cook them more instead of doing canned since I noticed I seem to be sensitive to sodium.

Weegreenlassie-So glad you are back and you are okay! That is great you had someone taking such good care of you.

have a great day!

mtiger
02-02-2009, 07:39 PM
Wee- So glad you are on the mend. WOW!! A kickball?? That must have felt horrible inside you. Kuddos on the 6 pounds. Hope you're up and at em soon.

This- You're not the only one having struggles. Hang in there.

Gary- A walk on the beach? OOHHH!!! Yesterday we had a heatwave. It hit 40, I think. And then that stupid groundhog sees his shadow today. 6 more weeks of this crap???

Cakses- I'd be happy for 5 pounds since Jan. Things just are not working well lately.

Brit- I have been doing more cooking myself. Made beef vegetable soup yesterday. It was good yesterday and still good today. Wish I had more time for cooking.

I was back up to 199.6 yesterday, 199 today. TOM is just a few days away and screwing with me. Can I just hit something?? I need to take out my frustrations somewhere.

EZMONEY
02-02-2009, 08:52 PM
OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hit 180 on the scale this morning :mad:

Not sure when the last time I was there....need to check journal....doesn't really matter when I was there last 'cause I am here now...:mad:

I watched the game alone yesterday....not that I mind :) Neighbors were thinkin' about coming over but I talked them out of it :devil: Just wanted to spend the day with my wife and mutts....even though the only thing Angie watched was Bruce at half-time. She was in her chair doing cross-words and stuff.

I did not have anything to eat during the game except dinner....hamburger w/cheese and lettuce, tomato, onion on a bun and one w/o the bun. I did pick up some kettle chips....another downfall.

MINDY ~Actually the walk was not on the beach....dogs aren't allowed....but we have a sidewalk that goes right along the sand and the water is less than 50 yards away.

BRAT ~ Looks like it is time for both of us to get back on track!

CAKSES ~ I think 5 is much better than the rest of us....good for you :carrot:

NIECE SERENTY ~ I like the new attitude :) I think you are ready to hit it hard again!

SUPER-J ~ An hour is good! If you do that hour daily....and....stay away from the fast food BIG CHANGES will happen in no time....assuming the non-fast food eating is good ;)

Jeannette311
02-03-2009, 12:44 PM
My friend died of cancer. I just found out this morning. I knew he was bad but...

I just mailed him a scarf he bought from me as a gift for his best friend. He left behind 2 amazing kids and a wonderful wife.

I'm so upset. I can't stop eating and for today, I'm letting it go. I haven't stopped crying yet. I just want to crawl under my desk and cry the whole day away.

I'm still going to work out though.

preetyladyserenity
02-03-2009, 04:47 PM
Aww hugs Jeannette! :hug:

It is so terrible losing a friend from such a horrible illness like cancer. I felt so sorry to read about your friends. :(

mtiger
02-03-2009, 07:18 PM
Jeanette- Man I am so sorry to hear that. It is really tough. Hang in there.

Gary- What's up with that number??? Pull yourself together man. I'd hate to have to come out to Cal. and rattle your cage.

I'm certain that the impending TOM is what has my weight so wonky lately. I was down a bit to 198 today. These huge swings are infuriating. Let's move on already.

EZMONEY
02-03-2009, 10:22 PM
My friend died of cancer. I just found out this morning. I knew he was bad but...


I am so sorry SUPER J :hug: I understand....my family has suffered through this horrible disease many times....my dad, grandpa, grandma, cousins,


Gary- What's up with that number??? Pull yourself together man. I'd hate to have to come out to Cal. and rattle your cage.



If you come remember we have "sun" here....you wouldn't want to melt....bring your sunscreen :)

Down to 179 this morning....whew....

Jeannette311
02-04-2009, 09:41 AM
Thanks, everyone. I've been pretty down.

I still worked out yesterday. I ate 200 calories over my allotment. Today isn't too great. I ate a sonic burger and tots for breakfast. And tonight I'm making meatballs. For lunch I have an apple and strawberries so that's good at least.

Tomorrow's a new day.

preetyladyserenity
02-05-2009, 05:47 AM
With TOM gone I start to loose the bloating weight. I also lost an extra 400 grams this week. So happy!

blondebritbrat17
02-05-2009, 05:38 PM
Jeannette- I am so sorry about your friend. Cancer sucks simply put.

I have been trying to get back on the wagon this week but have been foiled somewhat by how bad I feel still so I haven't done much cooking and my hubby is not much help in that department. I am still back down to 209.4 already which is 2 pounds and something I think from earlier this week so hopefully next Thursday I'll be back down to the 206 point something I was ten days ago. Fortunately I go to the specialist this coming Monday and hopefully we can figure out if it is my tonsils and that the infection is that bad to where I just feel so fatigued like I do now and then get my tonsils removed as soon as possible. I'm about to eat some dinner then dash off back to my night class. TGIF tomorrow!!

weegreenlassie
02-05-2009, 07:01 PM
Jeanette-- I'm so sorry to hear that :( It's always hard to lose someone you love :hug:

I'm still somewhat bedridden... I couldn't sleep last night because my nerves are waking up! Gross..and painful. Anyhoo-- I'm sticking to about 1300 calories a day... And really aiming for good fiber #'s and drinking anything and everything! :)
I'm losing weight really fast, and it's kind of scaring me... but I know that it'll slow down soon :)

i realized last night that I'm currently the same weight I was when I was "maintaining" in WW when I lost weight the first time! I'm still wanting to lose about 20 more pounds, and I think that with this support system, I can do it :) (I kinda got jipped through WW).

mtiger
02-05-2009, 08:03 PM
TOM is hitting hard today. I did WATP for a little break from all the tough cardio I've done this week. Scale was back down a little, 198.4. Not as low as last weeks 197.6 though. Maybe tomorrow??? Maybe this weekend??? Tomorrow is weigh in at school and I am hoping for at least a maintain.

Jeannette311
02-05-2009, 10:12 PM
Thanks everyone. I think I'm finally accepting it. Still not so great with the emotional eating. Gotta stop that.


I worked 10 hours today and then worked out for 75 minutes. I just got home and I know I should go to bed but I"m so wired. I also haven't had much to drink today so I know I have to force some sort of liquid down my throat. I'm just not in the mood. I just want to sit here.

EZMONEY
02-05-2009, 10:25 PM
Hi TEAM ~

I will catch up this week-end

Raining here tonight....have two dogs that keep going out to play in it...

wet dog smelll in the house something bad

Angie is not too happy!

Jeannette311
02-06-2009, 08:39 AM
My friend's mom died of cancer today. I can't take it.

EZMONEY
02-06-2009, 08:13 PM
I don't know what to say SUPER J other than you are in my prayers :hug:

weegreenlassie
02-06-2009, 08:18 PM
Oh, Jeannette :( :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

blondebritbrat17
02-06-2009, 08:21 PM
HUGS Jeannette!

mtiger
02-06-2009, 08:47 PM
So sorry Jeanette!!! Take care.

Jeannette311
02-06-2009, 09:12 PM
Thanks you guys. This has been a really rough week. And to top it off I was sent a msg today saying that a kid I went to school with was just arrested for kidnapping a six year old.

This week is ALMOST OVER!

preetyladyserenity
02-07-2009, 06:51 AM
Jeannette this is one of those weeks that everything goes wrong but the thing is that when everything goes wrong then you can be sure that there are some good times are coming ahead. So hold on there.

Funny incident happened in my classroom today. In Cyprus Apokrea is near (it is very similar to your Halloween but not with scary costumes). Anyways my kids (aka my students) were doing their exersicems when suddenly two girls went.

"Miss, what are you going to dress for Apokrea?"

I had not put much thought of it because there aren't much parties for grown-ups in Apokrea aynways so I just said without thinking "A witch!"

So all of my kids went "No miss, you are too good to be a witch. You are much better dressed as a fairy! Or a princess!"

I think it is so refreshing that for those kids I am as gorgeous as a fairy or a princess. It is so nice to know that to their eyes I am pretty.

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blondebritbrat17
02-07-2009, 07:27 AM
I am down another 2 pounds to 207.4. So I think being back to 206.4 by Thursday is probably reasonable by how I'm going so far. But then TOM comes bleh. I had to go to JCPenny's last night and buy a pair of size 20W black pants for work since my other pair just wore out. It was motivating to say the least since the dressing rooms were by the dress section and my husband kept bringing me all these dresses to try on. No clue why he was doing that but I kind of enjoyed it lol. But all the dresses I either could not zip up or were skin tight on me. So that was a bit disappointing but motivating at the same time.

I am taking my books to do and catch up on some reading with two classes and studying at the house while I wait on the tv guys and security system people to get there to start installing things. I have to be there at 7:30am ugh.. I didn't even get to sleep in on a Saturday and 7:30am is sleeping in to me considering how early I get up during the week at 5:30am.

have a great day!

EZMONEY
02-07-2009, 07:51 AM
:) BRAT ~I have been up since 3:30! My body clock tells me it's a work day :mad: Nothing new when you get to be my age ;) Great to be in the new house though isn't it? I am glad you are finding motivation in things that used to make us sad....like trying on new clothes. You are well on your way to the 90's kiddo :) Enjoy the morning at the new house.

Niece SERENITY ~ Isn't that way cool? :) You are beautiful of course! It is so good to see you back her, have missed our little chats from time to time :hug: Have a great week-end....hummm...do you have week-ends in Cyprus? I mean like we do....a 5 day work week then 2 days off for most people? Is that a dumb question? :o

SUPER J ~ :hug: What a tough week. I am so sorry you had to go through that. Makes us understand how precious life is really. Try hard to take care of yourself, you need nourishment for your body to do what you want it to do....be healthy and lose weight at the same time. Today is the day the Lord has made :) Rejoice! and be glad in it! :hug:

MINDY ~I hope the weigh in yesterday was "exciting" for you :) Even with that guy TOM hanging on :D I'm not worried! You are so OUT of the 2's!

KAT ~ I hope the pains you were having are over :hug: Surgery can have tramatic effects on a person. I do like to hear of the weight loss....as long as it is "healthy" loss. I know you'll be up and runnin'....er....cloggin' in no time :)

Well TEAM I am at a all time high again :( 180 for 2 days in a row. I can't figure it out. I am getting some miles in ~ working my butt off ~ and I swear I don't think my alcohol and food intake is any worse than when I was holding around 173-176. Something is wrong obviously. Maybe I will consider "counting" those calories.....now....for me....that is a scary thought ;) My calculator only goes so high!

HAVE A GREAT WEEK-END! :hug:

Jeannette311
02-07-2009, 10:44 AM
Lady, that was such a beautiful story! *hugs* Thank you for sharing that.

EZ, I have decided to forge on ahead. I'm maintaining at 193 which is awesome. All the bad stuff I've been putting in my body hasn't done too too much damage. Today I am taking the day off from the gym to spend time with my 9 year old. We just made brownies and we're going to make pizza and potato soup for dinner. Hopefully I can bribe her to watch Anne of Green Gables with me, ha!

Tomorrow I go back to normal and every day i check in with teh bf to tell him if I've been on plan or not. Gives me accountability and he's really sweet to agree to help me like that. <3

So...everyone have a good day. You guys are so awesome. This has been a surreal week for me and you guys made me smile a lot.

*hugs*

EZMONEY
02-07-2009, 12:25 PM
If she won't watch it with you SUPER J call my daughter up...I know she will!

mtiger
02-07-2009, 07:55 PM
Gary- Had to laugh about you "counting" calories. Man I can't remember a day I didn't write down and count my calories. Been doing it over a year now.

Speaking of that. I went to my calorie-count account today and did some analysis. It seems that when I figure my loss per month, I average 3 pounds a month. I knew it was slow, so there is some perspective. I guess if I just keep losing 3 pounds a month, I will get to goal eventually. I did have one month where I gained. Yep, .8 in Dec. Guess I enjoyed Christmas.

Pretty- We are of course gearing up for Valentines on Friday. I don't enjoy class parties. The kids always get too out of hand.

Brit- Nice to try on new clothes. It has become kind of addicting to me. Must be careful. Keep up the good work. It is so worth it.

Jeanette- Have fun with your DD. I spent the day with my 23 yr. old. Shopping and having fun. It was beautigul here today. It hit 50. The snow is almost gone. Nice.

blondebritbrat17
02-07-2009, 07:57 PM
Gary-Yes it is great! Today the house really felt like ours finally. We now have all our appliances and utilities hooked up. Now we just have to finish painting which will be tomorrow and move in next weekend. My dog loved it and the backyard. I got some really funny pictures since he is unsure of how to handle the fact that we are surrounded by neighbors that have dogs in their backyards as well. I didn't get much homework and reading done like I was hoping to. So now I am about to start back up on that.

I hope everyone had a great day!

preetyladyserenity
02-08-2009, 05:52 AM
Uncle Gary: In Cyprus people who work in the government work 5 days a week and the weekend off. The rst work Monday, Tuesday, Thurday and Fridat for a whole day (aka from 8 o' clock in the morning till 7 in the afternoon (with a 3 hour break from 1 till 4 o' clock for lunch) and on Wednesdays and Saturdays they work half a day (from 8 till 2 o' clock ).

mtiger: Luckily V'Day is not celebrated in schools so we don't have to do anything. Though some bosses here tend to give female employess roses for V'Day to show appreciation, though I highly doubt I am getting anything from boss since his wife will be giving birth to twins on the 14th (with caesarian section) so I am not even sure we are working. Plus I don't like V'Day much since it was like the day-it-show's-how-popular-you-are when I was in high school with girls chattering how many cards they received and how many flowers they got and I never got anything. I guess it was one of the days of the year I felt like a loser.

EZMONEY
02-08-2009, 08:43 AM
:mad: 181............

There :mad: it :mad: is. Posted for the world to see! I have crossed over my double RED LINE ....:mad:

To be honest :angel: I blame you! YES YOU!

For what? :shrug:

For all the support ~ the advice ~ the hugs ~ sticking around here waiting for that :wizard: magic pill :wizard: that never seems to come....

:no: Not my fault! :snooty: The economy has been tough ya know....

Nope....it's not me :tantrum:.....it's not!

A few extra bags of chips into the house....hey! they were on sale....:cheese: nachos are a :moo: dairy and a grain! So what! if I had some ranch wavy lays....I hadn't had those in years....I had to eat the entire bag....had to....the kids aren't here anymore....

it would just be wasteful if I didn't....the economy ya know....

you are not gonna find Budweiser for under $.50 a can anymore....that's why I bought 2-30 packs! :twirly:....shut up Ang....

So what if I got the 3 taco plate last night...one was :chicken:chicken...and one was potato....that's vegetarian right :dunno:

Ok so it wasn't Friday Night splits...it was Saturday and just because I went back to my old ways and ate the entire dinner w/o bringing half home, like I have been so good about, is that any reason for the :goodscale scale to punish me?

I think not! :nono:

Nope :tantrum:....ain't :snooty: my :snooty: fault....

it's gotta be yours!



denial.....what a gift ;)

Jeannette311
02-08-2009, 03:57 PM
ROTFL!!

Too tired to work out but I've been eating well, so at least that's something...

mtiger
02-08-2009, 04:53 PM
Gary- How does shame work with you?? If it will help, let me put some shame on ya. I kickboxed last night, went out for a 2 mile walk/jog today. Yep, it got into the 40's so I hit the street. Here's a little more guil coming your way. I was down to 196.8 today. Looking to get under 195 before the "big monthly gain". So, how ya feel now??? :nono::listen::joker:

Brit- Have fun with the new house.

See ya tomorrow. What's on the menu tonight Gary???

EZMONEY
02-08-2009, 05:50 PM
HI TEAM ~ :)

I crawl back not worthy of leading this group.....

Niece SERENITY ~ WOW! A 3 hour break in the middle of the day would make me not want to go back to work. In my trade of construction we usually try to work 6:00 or 6:30am to 2:30 or 3:00pm with a half hour lunch. We try not to work week-ends but sometimes we do because we need to for the job or because we need the extra money.

SUPER J ~ Everyday can't be perfect...it is a lifestyle change for us...just keep those feet moving forward :)

BRAT ~ I hope those dogs are quiet that surround your new house!

MINDY ~ I don't shame easily ;) Great job on the kick-boxing and the miles! I did put in 3.5 miles today and yesterday. I could do more but I run out of beer and gotta pee. You go outside when it hits 40....we go inside and gather all the blankets we can when it hits 50! Dinner tonight is avocado and bacon burgers...Angie's cooking....I will stay easy on the chips!

Thanks TEAM...thanks for being there...:hug:

weegreenlassie
02-08-2009, 11:23 PM
I crawl back not worthy of leading this group.....


Oh, Gary, don't be silly-- You are SO worthy of leading us!!! Half of what a leader is is showing us that you can make it through tough times as well as the good ;) I know you can make it out of this red-line area :hug:

Welp... I'm losing about 1/2 pound a day now... :mad: I feel like I'm being healthy... I'm eating cereal in the morning, some "big" item like pizza or pasta for lunch, and some other big item for dinner.. not to mention the copious amounts of fruits and veggies I'm constantly stuffing in my face (*cough* and the chocolate bars Evan bought last night..*cough*)... and now I'm down to 151.2. *sigh* I mean-- I'm SO GLAD to see the numbers going down instead of up!!! But.... I wish that I could feel like I'm earning it by breaking a sweat (and not just because it's still hard for me to walk around too much), and eating healthier (more whole foods..and not pizza...).

I hit a happy moment in recovery where I don't have to take the "hard drugs" but once a day (if that!) I really hate the way they make me feel (or not feel, as the case may be)--but more than that is the freaky dreams they give me... I can't WAIT to be done with those!!! :)

haha.. I think I'm done writing my novel ;)

Jeannette311
02-09-2009, 03:28 PM
Funeral is over, pig out at lunch and I'm now ready to work out.

Maintaining at 193 so I'm okay with that.

mtiger
02-09-2009, 07:19 PM
Wee- Another girl on one of my threads had surgery a few weeks ago. She gained a bunch right afterwards and now it is just dropping off. Sort of like you. Hey, I say take what you can get.

Jeanette- Glad to hear you made it through the funeral. Now on to more pleasant things.

I am just plugging along. Did BL Bootcamp tonight (55 min.) ate on plan. I was 197 this morning. Still looking for that elusive 195. I hope to see it this week.

preetyladyserenity
02-10-2009, 05:23 AM
I don't know how I am ever going to get through today. My class of seven year olds are writing their second english test today and I am terrified out of my wits! I know this is laughable but every time they write a test, I am the one feeling I could die out of nervousness!

My parents and co-workers said to me I shouldn't get nervous because the children had 10 days to revise for the test, had to revision lessons and were given similar question that will be in the test to study at home so I have done everything I could. One of my co-workers said my nervousness is because it is my first year as a teacher so I am not yet callous enough. Thing is that it is only with this class I am getting nervous. With my other class I hardly care, but they are older.

Anyways I am struggling since morning not to binge for comfort but I feel it is so difficult. http://dl.glitter-graphics.net/pub/1164/1164711zd6enemok6.gif (http://www.glitter-graphics.com)

mtiger
02-10-2009, 06:56 PM
Pretty- In Michigan we have the MEAP test. It is a huge deal. This was my first year to give it in a long time. I reviewed, and made sure the kids did their best. Bottom line- it tests skills they have been learning all along. It is out of my hands. All I can do is review and the rest is up to them. What ya gonna do??

Nobody else been here today. Where is everybody. It was 60 today at 4:15 so I decided to get home and hit the streets. I did a 3 mile walk/jog. It would be nice if the weather holds out until the weekend so I can do my 5K outside. I probably won't be that lucky. It is Michigan after all.

weegreenlassie
02-10-2009, 08:04 PM
Preety-- I know exactly how you feel... But I'm a loud "woohoo"-er! (in the literal sense!) I'm grateful I teach dance because when my students go for their "big test"-- it's always on stage, and they need someone to cheer them on :) It's hard to let them go and do it on their own, especially the first time, but all you can do is prepare them to the best of your ability and let them fly on their own :)

I'm doing ok today-- I think the last 2lbs was a fluke... I weighed in around 153 today.... I figure as long as I'm under 155 when I'm done recovering-- I'll let whatever my body needs happen. :)
Best of all- I got breakfast in bed ^_^ Evan cooked up an egg/cheese/muffin thing for me-- tastes just like McDonalds with none of the nastyness :)

EZMONEY
02-10-2009, 10:38 PM
Down to 178....feeling better...whew

Really need to lose at least 5 more

Really don't want to do the work

I will....I will

Jeannette311
02-10-2009, 10:59 PM
50 minutes on the treadmill.

I'm getting back into the swing of things!

Hope everyone is well!!!! (Gary, you'll make it to 170!!!)

preetyladyserenity
02-12-2009, 06:27 AM
It seems I was the only one feeling nervous in the end as my students did great on their test. Only one got a 68%, two an 81%, I had 2 90% a 95% and 2 100%. I am happy though I need to speak with the parents of the child that got a low mark for extra lessons.

Today I woke up a bit whiny but I got great support from my personal traine. It is weird how much faith she has in me. It make me so motivated! :carrot:

Jeannette311
02-12-2009, 10:05 AM
I'm happy for your class, Lady!!!!

Okay I have OFFICIALLY DECIDED to buy a gowear fit and resistance bands when my taxes come back in a couple weeks. I'm not 100% ready to make the jump to 100% healthy eating yet, and I'm just so tired that doing cardio every day is killing me. I can get 5-6 days in a week no problem, but an hour or so a day plus eating 1300-1500 cals a day with no loss is SUCKING BAD HARDCORE.

I've read all about the bands here and I am convinced they will help me out a great deal. I can keep doing my 5-6 days a week and incorporate weights 3-4 times a week and maybe bump up my loss to two pounds a week.

It's killing me about eating crappy. I've stayed away from fast food for nearly a week so that's cool, but I find myself eating subway everyday or lots of bread or yesterday I had a huge cheeseburger I made at home, and today I'm having pasta! And I'm making cookies! (I don't eat them, but it's tempting!)

YEsterday I had:

Multigrain cheerios
a salad (greens, carrots, black olives, dressing which all equaled to 200 cals)
grapes
Cheeseburger...we're talking like a half pound-3/4 pound!!!
Four packs of smarties
Half of a croissant

I know it's not much but it's all crap. I need more vegetables and fruits and I need more water. I need more fiber. I just can't seem to do it.

I just want to look good and be small enough to fit in vintage 1950's clothes, darnit!

mtiger
02-12-2009, 05:52 PM
So the weather is back down into the 30's. Looks like I'll be doing my 5k to WATP. Oh well, it's still a good workout. Last night I did 56 min. of P90X Kenpo with friends. That was a long time to punch, kick and block. It was kind of fun though. This is my week to lose and I was at 195 today. I still want to get under that before it is gain time again.

Preety- Congrats to your kids. See, nothing to fear. I am gearing up for Valentine's tomorrow. it is always crazy on party day.

Gary- Congrats on dropping a couple pounds. Yep, we know it's work, but it is so well worth it.

Wee- Breakfast in bed. Must be nice to be so pampered.

Jeanette- Gotta say, I don't eat much in the vegetable area and I love my carbs. My feeling is, I have to be eating what I plan to eat the rest of my life. I might lose slower, but I can enjoy what I'm eating along the way.

blondebritbrat17
02-13-2009, 09:28 PM
Well I am down to 207.2. TOM is here so I'm not feeling too well on top of being sick again with my tonsils and sinuses. I am seriously thinking about trying to get my tonsils removed over the spring break which starts the 17th of March for me. I am surrounded by boxes everywhere I look right now since my husband has gotten quite a bit packed already without my help due to me being swamped with papers, homework and tests this week and this coming next week. I am taking a short break before I get back to doing some more homework tonight and turning it in before midnight. Hope everyone is great!

weegreenlassie
02-15-2009, 02:02 AM
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone :)
My day was fairly anticlimactic... But, whateva ;)
We've officially gone down to one car (we're selling Evan's car ASAP), and, even though I can't drive anyways, I'm already feeling the cabin fever of being FORCED to stay home (but maybe that's from the 3 weeks I've been spending in the house, and not the 1 day without the car...) Hmmmm....

Anyhoo-- I got a call from a nurse, and she, basically, told me to stop losing weight. I'm TRYING!! But... Oh well. I think that as long as I keep the slowed-up pace I've been doing (over the past couple days), it should be ok...
Golly.. I feel like I don't even know what day it is!! Ugh ugh ugh! :P Oh well.
Hope you're all doing well!

EZMONEY
02-15-2009, 09:45 AM
HI TEAM :)

I hope you all had a great Valentines Day. My weight is still going back and forth between 178-180. Seems like one meal or minute I am doing the right thing then the next thing you know I am blowing it.

Angie was out with all the girls in the family Friday night for dinner and that He's Not Into You something movie. I was going to order pizza then thought better of it...however I made burritos...not too bad to start. Lettuce, tomato and lean hamburger in a ...well...not healthy white tortilla. Then I threw some refried beans in a pan...basically used that for dip with my tortilla chips...way too many...had two burritos....THEN...as I was putting stuff away and plenty full...

I freakin lost it...loaded up my plate with chips...grated some more cheddar and sprinkled salsa verde sauce on it...popped it in the microwave and had myself a nice freakin' snack before I left the dinner table :mad:

Probably had more calories than I had eaten all day in it alone. I was so mad at myself....these are the things I had stopped doing!!! :mad:

Then check this stupidity out....for breakfast I decide to have 2 quesadillas with ham and cheese...for me not that bad....not saying it's healthy! Then I get to going shopping at the produce market with Angie, I buy healthy things for my lunches like usual....whole wheat bread, deli turkey, lettuce and tomato, fruit, yogurt. Come home and watch my depressing UCLA play basketball....wonder why around 2:30 I am starved....forgot to eat lunch...what do you think I do?....you got it......

I make another plate of nachos! The same ones that sent me into a frenzy Friday night....which I know made me drink more beer than I should! Well....that's not true but the rest of my story is....the beer was going to go down no matter what...

but that is ANOTHER issue I am working on ;)

Today is a new day! :carrot:

KAT ~Sorry about the car issue. I hope the weight loss turns out to be a blessing of health. I am so sorry about you being cooped up....seems like if it rains too much down here for a few days and no sun I get antsy...and we got nuttin' on you up there!

BRAT ~All that packing and un-packing can be overwhelming...like I really know ;) my last move was Oct. '79! Anyway, it will soon be over, you will be a bit more planted in your job and knowing the who/what/where's of it...homework will be a thing of the past. Life will settle in. Continued prayers for your mom.

MINDY ~Lady you are kicking some butt...great job! 195...easy for you :) Sorry the cold came back to drive you indoors...we are going to get a ton of rain here the next few days...cold here too!

SUPER J ~I hope the bands work for you. It is good to do different exercises...keeps one from getting bored and works all parts of the body. There are some great gals down in exercise and maintenance that can help you with that. I am with you on the NOT TOTALLY COMMITED issue...but boy when I was...I was awesome :)

NIECE SERENITY ~We weren't worried about those kids and that test :hug: We have faith in you :) Glad to hear the personal trainer is working out for you. You are gonna do this! Yes you are :carrot:

Well, gonna try to have a better day with the food and...uh-humm....beverage! ;)

mtiger
02-15-2009, 10:42 AM
Good morning all!!! Hope everyone had a good V-day. Nothing much happened around here except my neices wedding. Ate okay and worked out as usual. I did meet my V-day goal. I was 194.4 yesterday, under 195. I am holding at the same thing today. Bad new is, I am now into mid-cycle gin time. I can only hope and pray that it keeps to a minimum this time.

Gary- Sorry to hear about your over indulgences. Like you said, when you're on, you're on. That is why I am scared to miss a workout or go over calories even one day. 1 day turns to 2, then 3.... You know how that goes. Get tough man. Hey, I think 178 is a fantstic number, one I'd be proud of.

Brit- Sounds like you have a ton on your plate right now. Take it easy and make some time for yourself. Even if it is only 15 min.

Wee- I hate that cooped up feeling. One day without getting out of the house and I am ready to climb the walls. Hope you get out in the real world soon.

mtiger
02-16-2009, 07:15 PM
Where is everybody??? Here's some interesting news. Yesterday while I was shopping, I got hit on. It kind of threw me for a loop. This guy asked if I worked somewhere and then came back and said he really just wanted to meet me and found me attractive. Asked if I was married. Man, I haven't had that happen since I was in my 20's. It certainly didn't happen 55 pounds ago.

Well, I hope everyone is doing well. I am still squeeking out a little bit each day. I fully expect the ole mid-cycle gain to hit soon. I am hoping and praying it doesn't this time. Hope to hear from you soon.

EZMONEY
02-16-2009, 07:43 PM
:carrot: OH YEAH! MINDY'S The :flame: hottie! :flame:

grabec
02-16-2009, 08:16 PM
Every day, off and on, it is hard to stay on my diet. I have these fleeting cravings for food. So far they have not been overwhelming, except a few times, and then they pass if I can keep from going crazy over them. I try to have a starbucks frap in the mornings, which a lot of times keeps me through the mornings, then around noon a salad and then about 4 another salad. I don't want to eat later than 4pm. this is my plan but boy am I stuck on 180#. Made a goal to break through and get to 170 by the end of Feb. I dont' think I am going to make it. But, I don't want the cure to kill me (with joyless living and eating).

grabec
02-16-2009, 08:18 PM
:cloud9: so glad for this website

grabec
02-16-2009, 08:32 PM
I would like to eat this evening and am holding off. I think I'll make it.

grabec
02-16-2009, 08:33 PM
There are so many advantages to get through any day and stick with my diet. Not easy but rewarding.

grabec
02-16-2009, 08:34 PM
There was an interesting post on water and some myths about drinking it and wt loss on one of these threads. It helped a lot and I thank you for posting it.

blondebritbrat17
02-17-2009, 09:43 AM
So I am in my new home and have slept in the new house for the past two nights. It is definitely going to take some adjusting to get used to living in a house as opposed to an apartment! But I am loving it. I'm home today sick again from work ugh. I am not going to get my tonsils removed any time soon because apparently I have MONO ugh which is why I have been so sick/tired for the past few months. And apparently I have also had it once before and didn't know it. They were able to tell all of that from the bloodwork that was done on me last Monday and that I should be feeling better already which I am and not so tired except for the fact my tonsils are still swollen. But it is a bit of a relief to know that I'm not just being lazy or a baby and that there is really a valid reason to why I have felt so bad and still feel so blah some days. My orders are to get plenty of rest, water and good nutrition. I was going to sign up for a fitness boot camp at work but the paperwork and money was due today and I'm at home sick and it's probably not a good idea to do a Boot camp right now now that I know it is mono. If I still am having problems with my tonsils by June removing my tonsils will be discussed further. Anyways, I'm still holding steady at 207.2. Have a great day!

thistoo
02-17-2009, 09:43 AM
Mindy, that's a nice ego boost!

Gary, I feel your pain. I am *still* struggling to get my diet straightened out. My biggest problem is that I know what I have to do to get my weight moving again, but doing it is really hard for me. My body is so carb-sensitive that if I don't cut them out pretty much completely, I will be stuck at 180 forever.

So I'm trying to stick to high protein, vegetable-carbs-only, but every weekend I seem to lose it and carb binge, and then I have to start all over again. I'm not sure what to do, other than keep trying.

I'm going to Florida tomorrow for a few days, but when I get back I have a doctor's appointment. I will be talking to the internist about my weight loss issues and seeing if there's anything that can be done, but I'm not holding my breath. So that's what's up with me. Lurking, mostly, and avoiding the issue of my weight loss failures. Another habit I really need to break!

Jeannette311
02-17-2009, 09:56 AM
I've fallen off the wagon hardcore. Cella's been really sick (a fever that's lasted 3 days) so that means no workouts, constant bedside vigil, and eating whatever I can get my hands on.

So here on out I really REALLY have to pay attention!

weegreenlassie
02-17-2009, 05:32 PM
Hi All :)
Nothing too new to report: Except that I'm going to dance class tonight ^_^ (no dancing..no dancing..) But I'm getting OUT of the house!!! We might even try for a walk on the beach! (ohh la la how romantic!)
Also, and this means something (probably) only to me.... I choreographed a Non-traditional Set dance last/this week for myself for when I get better--and I'm TOTALLY stoked to try it out!!! I can't wait until my doctor's appointment: When I (hopefully) get the all-clear to go back to dance!!

mtiger
02-17-2009, 07:53 PM
New house. Exciting!!! New dance. Exciting!! New people posting. Exciting!!!

Well just finished workout- kickboxing. Meed to get post done in time for BL.
I was at 193.8 today. Just keep inching it down. :dizzy:

Jeannette311
02-17-2009, 11:48 PM
Sick sick.

dangerouscurves76
02-18-2009, 08:56 AM
Hi all! My name is Monique and I am a SLACKER!! :wave: It's been months (October -Jan) since I consistently worked out and made an attempt to eat right.

I realize that I can no longer blame my stupidity on the holidays, upcoming b-day parties, baby showers, engagement parties, weddings and numerous other excuses! The simple truth is I NEVER stay motivated/committed more than a few weeks. I start off sooooooo strong. Nothing and I mean nothing can knock me off track. And then a few weeks later, I start plotting on how to sabotage myself. It starts off with a piece of candy here and there. Maybe an extra glass of wine with dinner on Friday. And the next thing I know, I've lost all control. :dizzy: I find myself eating leftover pizza for breakfast and lunch and finishing almost an entire bottle of wine by myself.

Disappointed and annoyed with myself, I eventually get back on track and start the whole crazy cycle again. :?: On the upside, I'm aware that my story is in no way unique. (Misery loves company. :hug:) I find comfort in knowing that many of you understand where I'm coming from. And that over time, I will gain some knowledge from all of you on how to lead a healthy lifestyle LONG TERM. :D

So you have a 5lb Guaranteed Yearlong Pill?? Got one for me? Heck, I think I'll take two! I need all the help I can get! :D

thistoo
02-18-2009, 10:06 AM
Welcome Monique! Gary's guaranteed 5-pound pill will help you break your cycle. It's helped everyone here, so it can't fail. :)

As for me, I made myself get back on the scale today. Still at 180.6, which means I haven't gained. It's not much of a victory, but I'll take it, considering what my diet's been like lately.

Today I leave for Florida for five days of warmth (oh, sun, how I've missed you!), but my mom's been ordered by her doctor to lose weight so at least there will be no sabotage on my diet while I'm there. Well, not as much, anyway. My dad's still around, after all.

I will try to keep the beers to a minimum, and I'll check in when I get back. Have a great week, everyone!

mtiger
02-19-2009, 08:19 PM
This- Have fun in FL. I think it is 12 here right now. I am thinking warm, sunny thoughts.

I am up a little today and yesterday. You know, the mid-cycle thing. I hope it stays put for a while.

EZMONEY
02-19-2009, 10:51 PM
I will catch up tomorrow

weegreenlassie
02-20-2009, 01:17 AM
AUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I asked Evan at, like, 8:30 if we were eating together, or doing meals separately tonight-- and he said separately, so I made myself some little burritos, and ate the rest of todays calories.
THEN... he decided that we're going to a casino to eat. 0_0... (we're going with a friend!) So--there's no opting out, really, for me.. lol I want to go!!! but...

Not that I'm mad at him.. I'm mad that I wasted my stupid calories on nasty burritos and not yummy casino food! (lol... who knew there was such a thing??? They have this amazing veggie sandwich I love).

So... I'm not really hungry, but I really want that veggie sandwich... *sigh* AND I'm done with my calories for the day... *sigh*

And I know the answer is "Order it next time" ... but... *cry*

Ok ok... There's bigger problems like national debt and hungry children.. but.. I'm still frustrated. :(

EZMONEY
02-20-2009, 06:36 PM
Things are still looking up on that scale :mad:

Can't say that I have been busting my butt but I swear I am using good practices I learned when I lost before. Not giving up :)

KAT I hope you won some $$$$ to take away that pain of changed plans ;)

CAROLINE I hope you have a great time visiting your family in FLA. :)

MONIQUE Great to see you around these parts again. I hope we can help you out here :)

MINDY that kick-boxing seems to be the trick...great job :carrot:

SUPER J I hope you feel much better now.

Have a great week-end ladies :)

weegreenlassie
02-20-2009, 10:21 PM
:o TOM is getting me with a VENGEANCE this month!!! Holy Moly!!:o I was ordered not to be on birth control this past month so I could heal without freaky hormones... But... I'm UP 5 POUNDS!!!! :dizzy: This hasn't hapened before... :dizzy: I used to just LOSE 5lbs at the end of that week.. :p Well.. I guess we'll see what happens!

KAT I hope you won some $$$$ to take away that pain of changed plans

lol-- no, I didn't win anything... (except maybe my few pounds :mad:) but a lady at another table got $225 on pulltabs! Those NEVER win anybody anything!

mrsaugie
02-21-2009, 08:59 AM
wow!!!! i just realized that i have been reading but not posting in here. well i am at 180 started at 184. one more to go and then that will be 5. anyway just wanted to say that everthing is fine and that the hardest thing for me is making a point to drink more water especially on the weekend. and getting up at 4:30 to exercise before work. my thinking with that is if i do not get to doing after work at least then i have 30 min in for the day and that is better then not at all.. one thing that i have noticed is that when i do get up early and exercise i am generally in a better mood through out the day and i have more energy.

Jeannette311
02-21-2009, 10:16 AM
GUess what? I can't talk. And I have a fever.

Being sick sucks. Cella was sick for a week and no I have it. At least I can breathe now. It just hurts when I do.

Oh and I ordered my resistance bands and my gowear fit. They should be here next week so when I'm better they will be all set for me to use right away!

mtiger
02-21-2009, 11:24 AM
I was hoping this month's gain would be small. HAH!! No such luck. I am up 4.8 pounds. And it went on so quickly, 4 days. I am worried that it will not come back off before TOM. I wish my body would just lose a little each week and stop with the ups and downs. Whatch gonna do??

Gary- Always good to get back to what has worked in the past.

Wee- I'm with you on the gaining wagon. Hormones suck!!! Guys have it so easy. Sorry, Gary.

blondebritbrat17
02-21-2009, 01:25 PM
Jeannette-Sorry you are sick, rest up.

Thistoo-Enjoy the warmth of Florida!

Mtiger and Wee-You'll get it off. It is a pain though going through it every month.

Gary-Keep going!

I am about the same weight wise and health wise just still having a very uncomfortable throat and tired. Sitting here waiting on the Lowe's men to come again for the third time (second time already today hopefully) and maybe they'll finally get my fridge right. I don't see how something so simple should be so hard lol. I don't see what is so hard about giving me ALL the parts to the fridge that I paid for. It's not been worth it to the extra fee we paid so far to have it delivered. Oh well at least I am still getting some laundry done and homework done. I figured out that I was mistaken in a deadline I thought had passed for some homework I forgot to do online and I can still turn it in yay. Anyways all of you have a great weekend!

dangerouscurves76
02-22-2009, 08:41 AM
Ok...so today is the end of my second week on the diet/exercise wagon. I have to admit that I'm a wee bit bored of it already. :( But in an effort to stay focused, I'm going to change up my workouts this week. And try some calorie cycling to force my body out of this horrible plateau.

You know what? I never considered the fact that leading a healthy lifestyle is hard work...forever! I just kind of thought that if I did it long enough that I would magically love eating rabbit food and exercising for hours each week!

I know that sounds strange but it's truly how I felt. Everyone always says that it becomes a habit like "brushing your teeth" and you'll do it without a second thought. Well...maybe if I just accept that it's hard work, like a "job" I have a love/hate relationship with, my journey will be a lot less difficult.

I guess some days will be easier than others. My motivation will come and go. But in the end, no one can do it for me. I'm in the battle and I'm here to stay!:carrot:

EZMONEY
02-22-2009, 07:14 PM
HI TEAM ~

Not much movement in the weight :mad:

Denial :yes:

Shouldn't be mad...but I am not sure what smilie is the disgusted :p with myself one :mad:

For example at dinner last night I tell Angie "Babe I really need to start eating better and get at least 5 pounds off." She says "So why don't you? We have the right food and you know what to do, what's your problem?"

I dunno :dunno:

At the Farmers Market yesterday I told her "I need to get frsh veggies to snack on"...I did get them...."I need to stop making extra :cheese: nachos for breakfast/lunch when I am home for the week-end."

I had :cheese: extra :cheese: nachos for lunch....today for breakfast I had a can of progresso chicken noodle soup...good job Gar :carrot:...after church...knowing full well what I was doing...you guessed it...cheesy...extra cheesy :cheese: nachos....

why?

MONIQUE I am glad you are in the battle to stay! I think the thing to try and do is to not look at it as hard but try and refocus into thinking "better food is better for me...and...I am so worth it!" Heck I don't know why my daughter looks to fruit and veggies or Angie looks to fruit or veggies as their snack or treat and I look to chips and cheese...if I did I would tell you.

BRAT ~I hope the fridge situation was resolved! Yep...who is gonna pay you for your time lost?

MINDY ~Hang in there girl....that guy TOM usually leaves after a week or so....;)

SUPER J ~I hope the bands come soon and you get over that sickness :hug:

MRSAUGIE ~ Bet you lose that next one in the 5K!

KAT ~ I thought TOM was at MINDY'S house....you gals live close to each other? ;)

mrsaugie
02-22-2009, 08:18 PM
well this weekend was pretty good. the only problem that i have been haveing lately over the weekends are 1) the water intake i know that i need to drink it then but i don't even touch it over the weekend. and 2) eating--- it is not how much that is the problem but more on the lines of what it is. i usually take off from exercising on the weekend so that is not a big issue the only time it does is when i do not exercise during the week for a day or 2 then i have to make up for it on Saturday and Sunday. oh well you do what you gotta do.

blondebritbrat17
02-22-2009, 08:46 PM
This weekend was just awful food wise for me due to having no food in the house Saturday and then being gone all day today running errands and buying things for the house. Oh well we went grocery shopping today at Target too and loaded up on groceries finally and now I've got plenty of salad fixings and fruit and yogurt and etc. I bought some yummy looking already marinated/coated chicken and tilapia at Target as well. We had to go back to town not one not two but THREE different times on our way through doing other errands lol because some of the stuff we bought at Lowe's was the wrong stuff, then some of the stuff didn't fit again from Lowe's/Bath Bed and Beyond and some of the decorative bathroom stuff just didn't match what I had already lol. Then on our way home just now it occurred to me I forgot to buy bath mats for my master bathroom D'oh.. And I am praying what I got looks good and goes together for my master bathroom and everything fits. I am just about all shopped out. We also turned in our keys to our apartment too today yippeee! I have not yet explored the walking trails I have in my HOA. I am looking forward to doing that on a day that I feel okay after work or perhaps this coming weekend. Anyways have a good night!

mtiger
02-23-2009, 07:41 PM
Well I am hoping that rotten 5 pound gain continues moving it's way out of my body. I was down 1.5 today, so 3.5 more to go. And that's just to get back where I was last week. YUCK!!!

Gary- Extra cheesy nachos??? You're killing me. I made a lower calorie chocolate cake yesterday. Yummy. Now I have to keep myself to one peice a day.

Brit- Sounds like fun. Getting the new house all outfitted. Enjoy.

Dangerous- It really does become a habit. My daily workout is just part of my day. I go to work and either WO with my friend right after school, or come home and do it after dinner. And I can't tell you the last day where i didn't write down and count all my food. i just do it everyday, like brushing my teeth.

weegreenlassie
02-23-2009, 09:16 PM
Well... I figured out why I gained/plateaued higher.... Cause I was eating an average of 1650 cal's/day, instead of the 1450 that I'm "supposed" to be eating... *guh*
Oh well, this is a new week, and I *drumroll* Started work today!! *crowd goes wild!* I'm really tired, but not very sore... So, that's a good sign!!! Especially since I was nannying a VERY active toddler ;)
So, instead of being "bedridden" I'm now "moderately active" :p HEy.... I'll take it ;)

Hope you all had an amazing weekend!

EZMONEY
02-23-2009, 11:02 PM
MRSAUGIE You do realize you are only 10 days older than my son!

BRAT the trails sound awesome!

MINDY I like the daily routine!

KAT I feel sorry for that kid! Those clogs must look real scary...wink

Well TEAM I am almost back to the 70's...less beer than I wanted this week-end...but more than I needed!

mrsaugie
02-24-2009, 09:11 PM
Gary--- that is cool. i also share it with my cousin and my grandpa (who passed away in 2001. his oldest grandson and granddaughter which was something that he was extremaly proud of.)


today was good otherwise. the amount of water that i have been drinking has been dropping. i think that i am reaching a point where i have had enough for a few days i am down to maybe 1 1/2 glasses a day from close to 3 glasses a day which is alot more then a year ago this time of the year for me. i usually do not drink any water at all in the winter. any way time to visit with DH. man that is nice to do now that he is working days.

Jeannette311
02-24-2009, 10:22 PM
Still sick. Completely lost my voice and I haven't slept much in days.

Mickeypnd
02-24-2009, 10:31 PM
Jeannette Im sorry to hear that you are sick. I hope you feel better soon! i think im getting a sinus infection, I've had a terrible headache off and on for the last 3 days. And my gallbladder is being a pain. and I have heartburn to boot.
:(

Although I am noticing Im drinking a lot of water, and I found myself rather drinking that instead of pepsi, my other true love. which I think is wanning. yay me.
=]

blondebritbrat17
02-25-2009, 08:51 PM
Jeannette-I am so sorry you are still sick. Yuck!

MsAugie-WTG on that water!

Weegreenlassie-take it easy! Don't jump both feet first into work!

I am not doing too good on food. I have been skimping on breakfast and then making up for it with snacks (some sugary,some decent) and then huge dinners. Problem is I am so tired in the mornings I am sleeping in about 30 minutes more and then have to rush and only grabbing a snack bar for breakfast to cram in my mouth as I'm driving to work. So I am going to bed early tonight. I still feel like I am playing catch up with a lot of my schoolwork due to me being so busy on the weekends or just being a vegetable on the few free days I have had with nothing to do. We are trying to get things done with the house as fast as possible because people are wanting to come see it and asking when I'll have a house warming party and etc etc.. I'm just going to have to stop feeling pressured and do things at my pace since I've got a lot on my plate this semester with homework. This is probably the most homework I've ever had so far since I started college and it actually requires me to think lol as well and study. I guess that's not a bad thing if I'm almost half way through and I'm just now starting to struggle with time management due to the amount and difficulty level of it. Plus I've never worked full time before so.. I'm going to have to figure something out and probably just let a lot of things go and be a lot slower in doing things around this house than what I would like or let my husband do it. I just hate having to ask him to do so much or all of it whatever the task is because I know he's tired too and he works hard too. Balance is necessary I just have to think a little bit about how to achieve that lol.. Sorry i'm rambling but I had to get that all off my chest.

Anyways have a great night!

weegreenlassie
02-25-2009, 09:00 PM
Thanks for the kind words, everyone :) Work has been amazing-- I've missed this family SO much! I'm so glad to be back :)
I'm also teaching some music classes (R&B, apparently..) on Friday :) I'm so jazzed ^_^

... Or would that be R&B'd??? :p

I'm taking it easy, mostly: I'm out and about, but the girl I nanny takes a 2 hour nap, and the music class is mostly sitting.. So, I'm not doing heavy lifting (unless it's getting the lil' one on a changing table!)

Alrighty-- I'm off to do laundry and vacuum before it gets too late! :)
Hope everyone's doing well!

mrsaugie
02-26-2009, 07:32 PM
darn that bait pile ( the bait pile is a pile of candy in a central location in my department at work for anyone who wants some.) any way that was not good today with how slow it was and the fact that all of my favorites where in there today. i usually will allow myself 1 or 2 pieces depending on what is there. so i will get you tomorrow bait pile :D

mtiger
02-26-2009, 07:47 PM
I am starving and fat. What gives??? I just want to eat all day. I don't actually go over my calories, but I want to. And why can't I lose that gain from last week??? I've only lost 1 of the 5. GRR!!!

Hope everyone is doing better than me.

EZMONEY
02-26-2009, 09:06 PM
Not budging here either....dang...well down a pound from earlier this week but still 180

looking for a stimulus boost here for that 5 pounds....

Jeannette311
02-26-2009, 11:16 PM
Thanks you guys. I'm a bit better in the day but get really worn out easily. I still can't breathe well enough to use the stairs at work, which is embarrassing. I feel so lazy using the elevator.

This Saturday will be 2 weeks (!!) since I went to the gym. I really want to attempt to just WALK on the threadmill, but I'm scared of pushing too hard.

I've also been eating crap, which stops tomorrow.

Now if I can get rid of this cough...

mtiger
02-27-2009, 06:47 PM
Gary- Great idea, a stimulus package.

Well I am down 2.5 of the 5 pound gain. I've got some more to go. Hoping this body will give it up already!!!

thistoo
02-27-2009, 07:02 PM
Hey all, I am back from Florida. Actually I've been back since Tuesday, but I've been busy catching up at work.

I haven't been on the scale since it's been TOM for me, but I went to the doctor today to lament my lack of weight loss, and she wants me to try Phentermine. She thinks my metabolism is just really slow and that it will help jump start my loss again. Once I get to a BMI of 30 she'll take me off it again.

I am a little nervous about it, to be honest, and also it kind of feels like cheating to me. Like I should have said, "Oh, no, I want to do it on my own." But NOTHING is working, so I guess I'll try it. Mostly I'm just tired of being hungry all the time.

blondebritbrat17
02-28-2009, 02:31 PM
Thistoo-glad you're back! I understand your feelings of how that would be like cheating in a way since you have been working so hard already. Let us know how that goes!

Mtiger-keep going!

Jeannette- just take it easy. You're not lazy for using the elevator!

I'm still plodding along maintaining which surprises me because uhmm I have been getting up in the night and doing a bit of midnight snacking because I have been waking up so DARN hungry for some reason several times this week. I'm not talking about the sensation of just my stomach being empty.. I am talking waking up because my stomach hurts bad from growling a big monster growl. I figured out why though this morning when thinking about it. I have been skipping my afternoon snack and just eating dinner when I get home at 4:30pm so no more of that. I have not really yet been able to check out the trails around my house. I am still getting the inside of my house in order and unpacked. Almost done I think. I finished the kitchen today and my bedroom and bathrooms today already. Knock on wood that nothing else pops up on me and adds itself to my long list. I'm a bit frustrated with myself but I know it's for the best so I don't run myself ragged. I'm dropping an online class and just going back down to two classes. I got behind in this class when we moved and just have not been able to get caught back up. It's kind of a weight off my shoulders though since I am already so tired and don't want a relapse with the mono and it is really a class where you need to sit down at least about two hours every night to do reading and the work and studying.

Anyways have a great weekend!

EZMONEY
02-28-2009, 04:46 PM
Made it back to the 70's for my birthday! 179.8 yesterday and today...

getting ready to party for Grandma Judi's 2nd annual tribute....Grandma Judi's chili always tastes good...even if it is 75 degrees here right now! I have 2 big crock-pots warming it up....

See you soon ~ Gary

blondebritbrat17
02-28-2009, 06:36 PM
YAY EZMONEY!! What a nice birthday gift! Is your birthday today? If so here is a GREAT BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISH TO YOU!!

mtiger
02-28-2009, 10:12 PM
Gary- 75 degrees??? Are you kidding me??? We may have hit 30 today. Just a few weeks till spring, so things should be looking up. Yeah for the 170's. Wish I was there with you. :woo: Have a great birthday. When is it exactly?

Brit- Must feel good to be getting settled. Hope you get to go exploring soon.

I am heading the right direction. I have lost 3 of the 5 pounds gained. Now to just keep going. I went on a mini shopping spree today. Bought 2 new DVD's by Jillian, new workout clothes and some new cute shoes. I did the DVD for metabolism boosting. 57 min. of A** whooping cardio. I only made it 45 min. Maybe next time. I am going to try the other one tomorrow.

See ya later.

weegreenlassie
02-28-2009, 10:25 PM
Happy Birthday, Gary! :)

I'm getting frustrated with this whole "don't use your abs until you come back for a checkup" thing... EVERYTHING involves them!! (well, everything fun, at least!) If I could even just get up and RUN I would be so happy!!!
I finished my first week of work! (yay!) and 4 days Nannying was LESS exhausting than 5 hours of teaching Music at Gymboree... lol But, oh well! This was an amazing week, and I'm (for once) GLAD to be home on the weekend!!!
Except...
THERE'S NO FOOD IN MY HOUSE!! :( Well... ok that's a lie. I have 4 packets of top ramen. (one of which will be consumed tonight), but after that: we're out of food. *sigh* Too bad rent trumps groceries this month ;)

Jeannette311
02-28-2009, 10:44 PM
HAppy birthday, Gary!

Today was my first day back at my other job. I don't think I should have gone. I spent the next nine hours after work with a headache and in bed.

*sigh*

Today was the first full day with my gowear fit, too. Good thing I'm a messy sleeper! I burned nearly 2000 cals today and most of my day was spent sleeping, ha!

Okay, headache is still bugging me...going to lay down again!

*hugs everyone*

EZMONEY
02-28-2009, 10:49 PM
My TEAM is the BEST!

My #55 Birthday was on Friday....son and dil and daughter met Anige and I for dinner...yipeee! Mexican food. They got me an i-pod! Sil had to work...so sad..haha

Today was the tribute to my mom....21 family members came to my house...I cooked my mom's chili and mine...both were hits...Angie made her chicken tortilla soup...also a big hit!

We shared memories of my mom...great day!

thistoo
03-02-2009, 09:47 AM
Happy belated birthday, Gary! Here's hoping you have a wonderful year #55 :)

Brit, I hope you are settling into the new house. Personally, I think maintaining during a move is a HUGE success. It's so hard to stick to any routine while your whole life is in boxes, so I think you're doing great.

As for myself, I forgot to get on the scale this morning, which is a little disappointing (I used to be so obsessed! How could I forget??), but I was at 179.8 yesterday, so I am hoping to stay under 180 for good this time. Official weigh-in is Wednesday, so we'll see. The Phentermine is helping with my appetite, particularly at night, and it gives me much more energy to push myself during workouts. I am SORE today. But that's a good thing.

mtiger
03-02-2009, 06:59 PM
195.2 today, stil up a pound from the gain. TOM is arriving any minute. I hope once that is over I can lose some more significant weight. I'd love to see 191. I lost 2.6 in Feb. Not much, but it seems to be my average.

EZMONEY
03-02-2009, 11:06 PM
CAROLINE....I too hope that 180 is never to be seen again!

MINDY... that TOM guy seems to visit you often!...wink...

Jeannette311
03-03-2009, 09:43 AM
I think my headache is gone! Five days of owwies and I hope it stays gone!!!

If I can keep the headache away I'll walk tonight on the treadmill. We'll see!

weegreenlassie
03-03-2009, 03:08 PM
HOLY 2400, BATMAN! ..... I managed to eat that much yesterday!!! Granted: 900+ of the calories was a jack in the box chocolate milk shake and 3 mozzarella sticks! (good thing I SPLIT the 6 with Evan!)

Oi oi oi-- I'm GRATEFUL for today being a new day!!! I feel SOOOOOO salty today, though :( Ewwww.... Like being bloated, but just in my fingers and jaw... ick. I'm going to remember this feeling next time I get the bright idea to go on a drive-thru date!!

mtiger
03-03-2009, 06:54 PM
Wee- 2400 calories. I don't even know how I could eat that much in one day. Sorry, not to make you feel bad. When I splurge I might hit 1700.

Gary- You're right about TOM. I don't even like him. Why does he keep coming back??? As a matter of fact, I think I had a date with him today, but so far he has stood me up.

Jeanette- Hope you get to walk today.

How can the scale go up 2 pounds in one day??? Oh it must be getting ready for my date with TOM. It's true. I don't like him.

blondebritbrat17
03-03-2009, 08:32 PM
Mtiger-ROFL.. nobody likes Tom. He's a nuisance.

Wee-good thing you shared those cheese sticks! I am staying away from cheese sticks now. I used to buy TGIF cheese sticks from the grocery store just about once a week and I stopped buying those last month and I can tell a difference. Now I just gotta work on the pizza and the chips and salsa and caso!

Jeannette-Hope you get to walk today.

I found my work out videos and my hubby hooked the Wii back up. I haven't been walking outside like I've wanted to because it is so windy here right now in the past couple of days and it never fails I get something blown into my eyes every single time I've gone out side lately and it's just not good for my allergies either so I'll be staying indoors. I'm resisting the urge to shop online for more clothes since spring stuff is coming out and the winter stuff is going on sale and sales are my friend right now haha. I can get by with what I have for work. I just get tired of wearing the same stuff over and over but I have nice clothes in sizes smaller than what I am so that is my motivation. I don't even know why I go to the websites I do.. I guess to torture myself and see what I could get if I was smaller but that never works. I've been slowly coming to the realization in order to seriously lose weight steadily and finally get to where I want to be and keep talking about I'm going to probably have to sacrifice my couch/tv time after I finish doing homework and etc. I'm not really too happy with that realization since I need to sit down for at least an hour to just unwind. Time management time mangement time management pooh.. So the decision basically is which is more important to me? I guess most days the tv time is not that important I'm just lazy but there are some days to where I truly cannot do anything physically after working and doing dinner then homework. So on the days I'm just being lazy I need to step up.

have a nice night!

Jeannette311
03-03-2009, 08:49 PM
Woo! I walked 22 minutes! And of that 22 about 3 were running. I feel winded but I'll get back into it.

Thanks, everyone!

EZMONEY
03-03-2009, 09:06 PM
HI TEAM ~

Still hanging at 179.8....

Walked the last 2 days with the mutts after work.

Beer intake is normal...OK...OK!...a couple too many.....

Food going pretty well...that is not my biggest problem!

So glad SUPER J is feeling better ~ BRAT is staying away from the fashion internet ~ MINDY will kick TOM's butt! ~ CAROLINE will never see the '80's again and KAT is back kickin' it...er...cloggin' it!

thistoo
03-04-2009, 09:17 AM
Today is official weigh-in day in Carolineland, and I am happy to report that the scale this morning said 177.6. Goodbye, 180s! I hope I never see you again!

Seriously, I am pretty relieved that I finally seem to be moving in the right direction again. I don't imagine I will lose this fast for very long, but I will take it while I can.

Another thing I forgot to report from my doctor's appointment: according to their scale, I am an inch taller than previously suspected. I guess all that yoga and weight loss is really paying off! Who knew.

I hope you're all having a good week. Jeannette, I'm glad you're feeling better!

Jeannette311
03-04-2009, 02:57 PM
I feel so good today that I might work out before work! OH MAN!

I'm glad everyone is doing well. Feb was a tough month because of "the SICKNESS that sucked the life force out of my very veins" but it was good in the beginning, what with me running/walking a 5K in exactly 50 minutes! I'm really excited to surpass that this month and FINALLY make it into the 80's.

Glad you're getting taller, thistoo (lucky).

Gary, I am having mega cheeseburger cravings OMG. I can't wait til I can make one once the grill is fixed. I know you're still at 179 but hey, that's awesome!!!! I've got my gowear Fit and I think it will really help me! You ever think of investing in something like that if you haven't already?

weegreenlassie
03-04-2009, 03:34 PM
Mindy-- I KNOW!!! --Don't worry, I'm not taking offense!
I didn't think my body would even consume that much... And, lo and behold!!! I've been going a little crazy this past 2 days... last night I went to dinner with my Aunt (yay!) and had, basically, Thanksgiving dinner (complete with chocolate bourbon mousse!)........... :o!!!

:genie: So now, I'm employing this guy to help me stay HOME and eat only what we purchased from the store... If I don't eat OUT I should be fine!!! lol.. oi! :(

mtiger
03-04-2009, 07:44 PM
Crazy day and so much to do. Just returned from Walmart, scarfed Subway, need to post, workout and watch American Idol. Somewhere in there I should grade papers. YIKES!!! And the there is this date from H*** with TOM. Where is he?? As if he doesn't wreak enough havoc when he's here, but he can't even bother to show up on time.

Gary- Good job on less beer??? Maybe???

Wee- Stay away from food. Bourbon Mousse?? WTH???

Jeanette- Glad to see you up and moving.

Brit- Since losing a bunch of weight, I am kind of addicted to clothes. I even wor heels to work today. Man did that get some comments. Me, the girl who only wore knit stretch pants and white keds before. Now people are a little envious. :dizzy:

weegreenlassie
03-04-2009, 09:42 PM
lol I'm doing MUCH better today-- I'm back on my normal schedule, and not doing anything "extra" (like mousse..) *sigh* lol Good ol' healthy veggies for me tonight!! :D

boy-- At first, I was worried about losing weight too fast, and now.. :p

I guess when it rains it pours!

mtiger
03-05-2009, 07:05 PM
Wee- I wish I had ever had that problem, even for a minute. Losing weight too fast, I mean. I think just about anyone can lose weight faster than me.

Still no TOM, so still no relief. :mad:

EZMONEY
03-05-2009, 07:11 PM
I am holding on at 179....must be the light beer!

Angie is having yoga ladies over tonight for dinner and a movie...they are bringing their own "comfort food"...

let me tell ya from experience....their idea of comfort food and mine are 2 different things!

Now Angie is making polenta and will put spinach and tomatoes over it...I love it...but

alas

I am ordering a pizza

pray for me girls

I am a lost cause and a rotten coach!

Jeannette311
03-05-2009, 08:19 PM
Poor Gary!

I'm off to the gym. I've been working 11 hour days this week and just worn out. Still, I HAVE GOT TO workout. My gowearFit says I'm on a weight GAIN trend! Have to burn a couple hundred cals tonight before I turn in.

And tomorrow I am having broccoli and cheese and YOU GUYS CANT STOP ME!

weegreenlassie
03-06-2009, 01:38 PM
0_o....
So it's like every other day I'm able to control myself!!!... What??
I seriously don't know where this is coming from, and I'm doing EVERYTHING I can think of to help it....
Mostly it's the "midnight munchies" (doesn't matter if it's carrots or crackers or chocolate, it's in my mouth, and subsequently on my hips!).

Last night I had a HUGE salad with chicken, and a half-box of trader joes macaroni. Hefty on my tummy, hefty on the calories... Good stuff for "getting through" the night, right??? --Not so much. I didn't even feel FULL after that: I just felt like I was done eating those foods... :?: Huh??? How do I not feel full after SO much filling food???

Oh Well... Today is ANOTHER new day... and since my off day was yesterday, maybe I'll be on tonight ;) :p

P.S. Jeannette-- YUMM I love broccoli and cheese ;) But, weirdly, I only have it about once a year...

Jeannette311
03-06-2009, 08:59 PM
Wee~ I haven't had it since I was in middle school! And I couldn't find the Velveeta. Apparently it's not refrigerated...

Anyway! Today I worked out for 85 minutes! I went kinda slow today. I am still not 100% better and I still have a cough and get winded easy, but I feel really good. And tired!

I"m off for an ep of Bones and bed. I work at 8am tomorrow. Blah.

thistoo
03-06-2009, 10:42 PM
And I couldn't find the Velveeta. Apparently it's not refrigerated...

Next time try the pasta aisle. If it's not there, try the cracker section. It's not refrigerated, no.

Jeannette311
03-06-2009, 11:26 PM
Thanks, thistoo! I really had no idea!

thistoo
03-07-2009, 09:25 AM
Thanks, thistoo! I really had no idea!

They hide it! It's really annoying.

mtiger
03-07-2009, 11:48 AM
I've been very grumpy lately. TOM has taken his sweet time getting here and just keeps packing on the pounds this week. I was all the way back up to 198.6 yesterday. WTH??? Today TOM arrived and I am down to 197. I just feel like I am getting nowhere. I have these wild swings up and down, but when do i just get to stay down??

You guys are all talking about food today. Making me hungry. I better leave while my willpower is still in tact.

weegreenlassie
03-07-2009, 01:37 PM
ugh. If the 5th was my off day, then yesterday was my "wtf" day. :( I just don't know. It's like there's not enough food/calories to take me from 10a-1a. That's not an unreasonable day!!!
I'm going to try giving myself a schedule of when I ~should~ eat, and hopefully that'll help me from scrounging. *sigh* maybe.

I just want to stay around my calorie goals!!! What's up with these 2k+'s! (I should be running that, not EATING it!!) :(

Jeannette311
03-07-2009, 02:42 PM
Ran/walked my practice 5K today. I've beaten my time! I did it in 49:24! Last one was exactly 50 minutes!

OKay, so it's not a lot but hey! Now if I could just stop eating....

mrsaugie
03-07-2009, 03:24 PM
alright so i am going backwards here i am up to 182 :( oh well it is a new week and all i can do is refocus and go for it. will i have finally figured out how i want to go about my exercising i am allowing myself off two mornings an d 2 evenings and they do not have to be on the same day actually i would like them to be different days.

EZMONEY
03-07-2009, 07:11 PM
OK...after having almost an entire large pepperoni pizza when the yoga ladies came and Angie locked me in my room with it and 4 beers on Thursday....after meeting her last night at our Mexican joint after she taught a class for yoga and had a carnitas burrito, rice, beans and chips....after rewarding myself (FOR WHAT?) by having cheesy nachos again for breakfast....

Not sure my weigh in tomorrow will be under 180....dang....

I have so many days that I am good...really

but when I am bad....well...I suck!

Jeannette311
03-07-2009, 07:15 PM
I CANNOT STOP EATING.

I've been watching TV, sewing...all sorts of stuff and I'm still drawn to the kitchen.

*cries*

This sucks!

EZMONEY
03-07-2009, 07:24 PM
Sorry SUPER J...eating is not a problem for me...at the moment...my beer is right outside the garage door in the fridge...

"note to self"...maybe you should move the beer farther away jack!

Jeannette311
03-07-2009, 08:37 PM
I don't drink so I don't know your pain!

But surely you must know spaghetti. And how good and unfulfilling the carbs can be!

EZMONEY
03-07-2009, 08:39 PM
Ah..but SUPER J if you take that carb load and turn it into a 5K run tomorrow it is a good thing...many a night this dad did the spaghetti dinners for the kids cross country team carb loads!

Jeannette311
03-07-2009, 10:32 PM
Yeah I already decided that in between the yardwork and the resistance bands, I was going to do another 5K.

AND I;m going to eat some beef. Hello, strip steak!

thistoo
03-08-2009, 09:43 AM
Gary, that is exactly the reason I can't keep alcohol in the house. I'm not *quite* as bad with beer, but if there's wine around I will drink half a bottle in an evening, and that's a lot of calories spent on liquid when I'm trying to stay below 1400 daily.

Having said that, I had a little blip on the scale yesterday morning, but I'm back at 177.4 today. There was an incident with Girl Scout Cookies. Still can't have them in the house. Lesson learned; they went in the garbage yesterday!

EZMONEY
03-08-2009, 10:02 AM
All our Girl Scout cookies are on Operation Thin Mint this year!