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PinkyPie
04-03-2009, 04:17 PM
come on Alternachicks! It's April 3rd! Let's get this April party started?

I'm sorry I was away again, but I've missed you and would really like to chat!

What's the happs?

I mentioned briefly in the old thread, but I got married last month :val2: and... of course I started again back at WW (already in Feb) but I'm not accepting any of my excuses anymore and I'm going to do this thing.

I'm going to start a belly dancing class on the 23rd!! :carrot: I've been inspired for so long by too many lovely ladies here so I'm going to try it! It's on thurday nights, the same night my husband :D (still getting used to saying that) goes to school so it's perfect (I used to go and eat dinner at Subway by myself on Thursdays, and not the 1/2 lo-cal/lo-fat version of a subway sandwich either). Yay!

How's everyone???


lizziep
04-03-2009, 07:20 PM
i'm here and i'm doing alright. took tomorrow off because our local farmers market starts and i want to be there! I can't wait.

i tried to work out this morning, but failed. i got 10 minutes in. hahaha.

not much else going on around here, just still in my rebelling phase and trying to get my crazy moods under control. :)

PinkyPie
04-04-2009, 05:39 AM
hi lizzie - farmer's market! yay! are you in Portland? or somewhere else? I lived for 4 years in Portland before I came here. Love Oregon in general!

by the way 10 minutes isn't a FAIL! 10 minutes is 10 minutes!

hope you (and all!!) have a good saturday/weekend!


jandaman
04-04-2009, 06:43 AM
ola guapas!

not much to say..working out like fiend at clinic...oh, weighed myself. have hit a whopping 90 kilos that's 198.5lbs for youse not-metric gals. what can i say....have been involuntarily sedentary for a loong time cuz of illness--pounds add up.. comfort food etc. ach, waddevah! sooooo depressed right now.
yeah, renee..no more excuses! u sound really pumped..hope i catch that motivation bug :)
lizzie agree w/renee re: 10 min. betta than nuthin :)
off for hike c y'alls 'round!

PinkyPie
04-04-2009, 08:32 AM
I can't break to 90 Jan, it's been ages, so I hear you and sympathise! but we have to do this! I know the depression too, but damnit I'm going to overcome all this negativity in my head. Just day by day, right?

have a great hike!!!

Bellydanzer
04-04-2009, 10:05 PM
Yay for belly dancing!! It is a great workout and has totally changed the way I feel about myself. I love it and I hope you will too. Shimmy on sista!!

lizziep
04-05-2009, 12:22 AM
I'm in Eugene, Or. I spent 6 hours at our saturday market today. It was amazing! I got some great food and some awesome blown glass earrings. My feet and legs are killing me- I have to have burned off some calories with walking all day. It was our first real beautiful spring day today too- the conditions for market couldn't have been better.

I actually took today off special to be at opening day. I might not get to go again for a while since I work on saturdays. boooo.

Not much else going on here. Planning to get some good long workouts in this weekend. Work has been really stressful and I'm glad to be having a 3 day weekend.

ooh- belly dancing! That is going to be one of my treats as I lose weight. I'm thinking once I hit One-derland I'll sign up for a class. My friend teaches and I'd love to get to watch her do her work and have the experience.

PinkyPie
04-05-2009, 08:36 AM
Yay for belly dancing!! It is a great workout and has totally changed the way I feel about myself. I love it and I hope you will too. Shimmy on sista!!

I've been wanting to do this for a long time now and have always used my weight as an excuse. So now I'm just going for it! It's on Thursday nights, which has traditionally been pub night :o so that will ALSO keep the extra calories away from the pub food and beer I WON'T be consuming!

I'm in Eugene, Or. I spent 6 hours at our saturday market today. It was amazing! I got some great food and some awesome blown glass earrings. My feet and legs are killing me- I have to have burned off some calories with walking all day. It was our first real beautiful spring day today too- the conditions for market couldn't have been better.

I actually took today off special to be at opening day. I might not get to go again for a while since I work on saturdays. boooo.

Not much else going on here. Planning to get some good long workouts in this weekend. Work has been really stressful and I'm glad to be having a 3 day weekend.

ooh- belly dancing! That is going to be one of my treats as I lose weight. I'm thinking once I hit One-derland I'll sign up for a class. My friend teaches and I'd love to get to watch her do her work and have the experience.

Ah, Eugene! Wonderful! I bet the market was absolutely DIVINE. I just LOVE stuff like that! and yes I'm sure that you burned quite a few calories walking around all day!!

I'll keep you posted on how Bellydancing goes! I'm still quite far from onederland and I'm just going to go for it. If I keep waiting for my weight to change I'll never do anything! I know myself all too well!



So... my Saturday was over in points, but I had enough saved + activity points to use, so I'm still on track. It's a good thing I don't smoke anymore (quit 3 months ago) and we don't buy any junk and there was only one bottle of wine in the house... I had a wonderful :mad: NOT :mad: phone call with my mother last night and it would have been a perfect opportunity to smoke/drink/eat myself to death. I can't make it through one entire week with no stress - that would be asking the universe WAY too much. *sigh*

but now it's Sunday, I feel a wee bit depressed from this whole crap with my mother (long story, you guys probably don't want to hear it) but I'm just going to get through the day forcing myself to feel a little bit normal. If that makes any sense...

is it weird I'm excited to go to WW on Tuesday? :lol: I am on day 5 of journaling and keeping within points. I'm going for the full 7. That's my goal this week!!!

jandaman
04-05-2009, 02:55 PM
bellydancing.....sounds fab! used to do it but gave it up cuz i was too busy with work. need to set priorities! i do rememeber it being one **** of a work out as weel as adding grace and super sexiness to my movements :)

renee- sorry bout the moms...we've all got serious button pushers somewhere in ourlives. good on ya for not caving!

lizzie isn't it awesome to actually ENJOY getting some exercise in? love markets meself.

have a great monday!!!!!

jandaman
04-05-2009, 02:57 PM
ummm..what an oxymoron...."great monday" grumble grumble :)

mauvaisroux
04-05-2009, 04:10 PM
Hola chicas! :wave:

Hope you are all doing well. :)

I have been busy with work, yoga and painting my kitchen. I did get a nice break by going to a dance costuming workshop on Saturday. I have lots of ideas for some material I bought ages ago.

I have been maintaining my weight but not losing, though I think it is due to gaining muscle mass as I have ramped up the exercise in the last month.

Riverite
04-05-2009, 04:56 PM
mauvaisroux- What color are you painting your kitchen? I've been thinking about changing some of our colors around the house, but I never know what colors to choose. You know those people who seem to have a skill for decorating--that is not me--so I just try to steal ideas from others.

So far this month, I've just been busy with work. I'm a teacher, and our quarter ended Thursday, so I was rushing to get all the grades updated. The good thing is this: final quarter of the year means that summer is almost here! But, you wouldn't be able to tell with the five inches of snow we got yesterday!

Bellydancing sounds fun...

PinkyPie
04-05-2009, 05:16 PM
Jan, it's cool. You know, I just have to move on, right?
Mauvais, good that you got a nice fun break from your busy life!
Riverite - where are you that it's still snowing? I hear this from various people still and I just have to shake my head...


I've got 5 days down now of journaling, 2 of exercise and also the whole time within points. Tomorrow is planned already and I've prepared all my food except for two sandwiches. We're going jogging in the morning too...that means... at 10.15pm, I've got to hit the sack for the 4.45am start...

good night chicks and hope to speak to you tomorrow! Why not have a GREAT MONDAY??? :)

Sunrose
04-05-2009, 09:37 PM
Hi Everyone,

Nice to hear from you guys, it's been slow around here lately. Trust me, I haven't helped the situation! I haven't been eating great or exercising on a consistent basis since February, so my weight loss has completely stalled. I am scared to weigh myself, although I don't think I've gained more than 2 pounds or so - that's just a hunch. I haven't posted much at all because I don't like posing my failures!

Hopefully April will be a better month. I have been eating great for the past 2 days and have even exercised a couple of times. I think I'm on the right track! Take care and I'll chat with you all again soon!

PinkyPie
04-06-2009, 01:25 AM
Sunrose, great to hear from you! I love your little kitty cat in your profile!!

believe me, I am the queen of not posting because I'm not doing well. but all of that is over now. it sounds like you ARE on the right track!! take it day by day and keep posting, because if you get in a funk, maybe we can help you out of it more quickly!

jandaman
04-06-2009, 12:15 PM
howdy..totally wiped today- this clinic is like my own personal version of biggest loser. sheesh! now i know why they always end up bawling their eyes out on that show...it's not only physically exhausting but pushing urself beyond ur set limits is mentally, spiritually everything exhausting!!! monday over and out :)

PinkyPie
04-06-2009, 01:56 PM
Jan! What is the clinic and when did you start? How long does it last? Hang in there girl!!

So I left work today at 5pm and OF COURSE the trains are completely screwed up meaning I will now get home just before 8. Can anyone understand why this is a huge daily challenge for me? This is now 4 times in the last 5 days that I've traveled that I've had issues. So I feel like a big ninny for complaining and using it as an excuse but this is time being stolen from me! And then I eat late! And then I still have to prepare for the next day! And then I go to bed late and don't get enough sleep! And not getting enough sleep is not good for weight loss or health in general! This is my life day in and day out. Can anyone understand why I am so frustrated?

Sorry for the whinge, I am just so tired of all the time in my life that's lost to nothing! And there is really nothing I can do about it. :(

PinkyPie
04-06-2009, 05:21 PM
sorry for the vent above :(

I made it home at 8, DH had cooked already (exactly what was on plan) but we didn't eat together. His study partner was arriving at 8.15 so it was too close.

I've now prepared all of my stuff, just because I'm not willing to let this situation get me down, but I am going to bed. Up early again, this time for the elliptical.

Sunrose
04-06-2009, 09:09 PM
Hi Velveteen - Sorry you have had such a rough time. I can totally understand why that situation would be frustrating for you! You are doing great by not letting it get you down! You go! :broc:

I am not too happy, myself. I haven't weighed myself in a few weeks because I was scared of what I had done, and yep I gained 5 pounds! That means since January 1 I have lost 7 and gained 5 back! AAAHHHHHH! Oh well, I am just going to keep going and learn from my mistake. It's not too late to make 2009 my year!

WormwoodDoll
04-06-2009, 10:40 PM
Hey ladies! Just poppin' in here. I'm glad to see everyone's is stopping by. Feb/March seemed dead!

Between Feb/March I finally broke out of the 220s & 210s and I'm now a size 16 with NO muffin top! I lost about 3 inches off my waist in that time and lost so far 20lbs from then. I had TOM last week and had some crazy cravings. I gave into them before I started binging on everything in site. So I'm back on track and lost a pound. Better than nothing! And it's WAY better than going off track for 2 months like I did before. I would of been in Onderland by now, but that's then! Today is the day I should care about.

Riverite
04-06-2009, 10:40 PM
Velveteen-I live in Colorado. We will likely still get snow off and on for the rest of the month. Sorry to hear about your travel woes. It is so frustrating to spend hours of your free time commuting. Great job not letting it get you down! I'm so impressed with you getting up to tackle the elliptical--that's awesome dedication.

Sunrose-The important part is that you are back on track and focusing on the future--which is what you are doing! It is still early in 2009--you have lots of time to make this your year--and I'm sure you will.

Today was a bit of a struggle for me too. I woke up today with a very sore back. I'm not sure what I did to myself--I did do some new exercises at the gym yesterday....Hopefully it will feel better tomorrow.

Let's all get up and have an awesome Tuesday!

michelinwoman
04-08-2009, 09:45 AM
I've been in and out of 3FC for awhile....all or nothing mentality! I am back and hopefully will stick with it this time! I canned WW about a week ago when I started GAINING the few lbs I lost. I am trying calories now. I get very resentful about dieting. I think I should just be able to eat what and when I want and not gain weight :) :) :) It's nice to know there are other people suffering with this too.

Riverite
04-08-2009, 10:37 AM
WormwoodDoll - Congrats! You are so close to onederland--you'll be there in no time. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

michelinwoman - I just started calorie counting too. I haven't ever been able to stick to any other diets, but this is working really well for me (10 days in). I have learned a lot about food too--like maybe throwing a pizza in because both my husband and I are exhausted after a long day of work isn't the best idea. Duh--but I'm slow sometimes.

I've lost my first five pounds! I know it isn't much, but it is so nice to see the scale moving to the left instead of the right.

jandaman
04-08-2009, 12:05 PM
fly-by...nice to see the thread all lively n stuff :) happy humpday!

PinkyPie
04-08-2009, 04:26 PM
Hi Velveteen - Sorry you have had such a rough time. I can totally understand why that situation would be frustrating for you! You are doing great by not letting it get you down! You go! :broc:

I am not too happy, myself. I haven't weighed myself in a few weeks because I was scared of what I had done, and yep I gained 5 pounds! That means since January 1 I have lost 7 and gained 5 back! AAAHHHHHH! Oh well, I am just going to keep going and learn from my mistake. It's not too late to make 2009 my year!

it's been like this for days now with commuting. I tend to let it take my energy. I really need to settle down a bit sometimes!

Sorry to hear about the gain, but you know what, it doesn't matter, because you can change all of it NOW!!! I was looking at my WW card at at Week 5 I weighed 97.9KG. I weighed in yesterday - 10 WEEKS LATER - and I'm at 97.7KG. Granted I was on vacation for two weeks in the US and got married in the middle of all that, but still... I could really be down if I thought about the little 200grs off my body in 10 weeks time, but it doesn't matter now. What matters is that I'm NOW making the effort, I'm NOW making the choices, planning, exercising, NOW is what matters :)

Hey ladies! Just poppin' in here. I'm glad to see everyone's is stopping by. Feb/March seemed dead!

Between Feb/March I finally broke out of the 220s & 210s and I'm now a size 16 with NO muffin top! I lost about 3 inches off my waist in that time and lost so far 20lbs from then. I had TOM last week and had some crazy cravings. I gave into them before I started binging on everything in site. So I'm back on track and lost a pound. Better than nothing! And it's WAY better than going off track for 2 months like I did before. I would of been in Onderland by now, but that's then! Today is the day I should care about.

AWESOME!!!:carrot: It's a little blip and you WILL be in ONEderland VERY soon!!

Velveteen-I live in Colorado. We will likely still get snow off and on for the rest of the month. Sorry to hear about your travel woes. It is so frustrating to spend hours of your free time commuting. Great job not letting it get you down! I'm so impressed with you getting up to tackle the elliptical--that's awesome dedication.

Sunrose-The important part is that you are back on track and focusing on the future--which is what you are doing! It is still early in 2009--you have lots of time to make this your year--and I'm sure you will.

Today was a bit of a struggle for me too. I woke up today with a very sore back. I'm not sure what I did to myself--I did do some new exercises at the gym yesterday....Hopefully it will feel better tomorrow.

Let's all get up and have an awesome Tuesday!

Yes, I remember now taking the train from Chicago to Portland in April of 1990 and we went through Colorado where I was so suprised to see tons of snow on the ground! In fact it WAS actually snowing at some point on the train (well, outside the train, but you know what I mean!). Thanks for being impressed :o I want to fit it in somewhere, so early morning's really the only time to exercise.

I've been in and out of 3FC for awhile....all or nothing mentality! I am back and hopefully will stick with it this time! I canned WW about a week ago when I started GAINING the few lbs I lost. I am trying calories now. I get very resentful about dieting. I think I should just be able to eat what and when I want and not gain weight :) :) :) It's nice to know there are other people suffering with this too.


I hear you about being resentful!!! I think that is my biggest problem right now, I RESENT a lot of times having to do this, but when I get rid of that feeling I know that this is for my health and well-being. I'm a WW and I'm suprised you gained - but I don't know the program in the US, only the one we have here in the Benelux, which is different.

Good luck getting back into the swing of it all!

fly-by...nice to see the thread all lively n stuff :) happy humpday!

hey sweets!

Sunrose
04-08-2009, 07:18 PM
Thanks to everyone for your kinds words of encouragement! I've been eating well for the past 4 days, but I have yet to add in the exercise because I slept weird on my neck a few nights ago - but I will get to it soon.

Velveteen - You are right that it's NOW that matters. It's pointless to regret the past, just learn from it and move on!

WormwoodDoll - You are so awesome! I remember when we were nearly the same weight. You kept going and I slipped up. Now you are my example to keep on going and that it will happen!

Riverite - Congrats on your first five pounds lost! :carrot:

Sorry if I missed anyone, I don't mean to ignore you and I wish all of you well and will chat with you again soon!

mauvaisroux
04-10-2009, 10:01 PM
Hello everyone! :wave: Enjoying the long weekend here and getting some things done around the house (painting, yardwork etc.)

Riverite - I painted the kitchen off-white with a deep pumpkin orange as the accent for the backsplash, an area between the cupboards and the ceiling and just above the stove. It turned out quite nice. :)

I am painting the hall Swiss coffee (cream) with polar white for the baseboards. The stairs will be Swiss coffee and chocolate brown. Hmmm I am getting hungr from the titles of these paint colors! :lol:

We finally got our autographed Dawn of the Dead poster framed and put up in the livingroom and a new carpet put in. The livingroom is white with black trim and black sofa and loveseat with orange, red and yellow accents (think carpet, artwork, candles, throwcushions) and is movie themed. This is currently my favorite room in the whole place!

Sunrose - you can do it! :cheer:

Way to go Wormwood doll!:bravo:

Velveteen - hope things get better. :hug:

Janda - :wave:

Michelinwoman - welcome!

Must run, guests have arived to drink wine and watch movies!

Have a great weekend everyone!

WormwoodDoll
04-10-2009, 11:35 PM
Sunrose - You'll be here in no time! In December/January I did the same exact thing. I gained a few pounds too. But I starting controlling myself again and here I am. I've learned a lot since September and I've been controlling my binge/emotional eating, which caused me to be so off plan then on during the December & January months. Just keep it up!

Riverite - Congrats on the first 5lbs!

Gypsy Severina
04-11-2009, 10:26 AM
Mauvaisroux- You're making me itch for when I have my own apartment to paint in the fall!

Well, this month has already been strange and surreal. I made the executive decision to stay here at school over the summer where I have a gym, a kitchen in the sublease, and access to my counselor and nutritionist. Should I have gone home, I would have watch Tyra and snacked all day long and gained weight like I do every summer. Hopefully this will help build up good habits for the fall.

To all the new, welcome, and hey to everyone else!

Riverite
04-12-2009, 11:19 PM
Gypsy Severina - Congrats on making a good decision for yourself. Sometimes it is hard to ignore family and make a decision about what is most important: you. This summer is also going to be a bit different for me--being unemployed--so, we will have to keep in contact and support each other.

Mauvaisroux - Wow! Your colors sound amazing.

I am in shock that is it Sunday night already--so not ready to go to work tomorrow. But, this should be a fun week. We have this Tuesday Night Live presentation this week. Teachers and students put on skits in the vein of Sat Night Live to raise money for our local families who need the help. I have been working on the Thriller dance with twenty other students and teachers. Today, I was busy "zombie-fying" a dress from Goodwill by tearing holes in it and rolling it in "dirt" (coffee grounds). The theatre kids are going to do our make up. I can't wait!

Talina
04-17-2009, 11:25 AM
Hello there! I've posted on this board a few times, but I'd like to actually get to know everyone here. I got off track the past month. I'm a bit scared too get on the scale and see where it is at now. I'm ready to get back to work on becoming healthier!

Sunrose
04-19-2009, 06:52 PM
Hi Everyone!

Well, I am happy to report that I lost the five pounds I gained, plus one more! :D This is a new low for me since 2001 when I was gaining all my weight! I feel so positive and encouraged right now. I have been slow on getting back into the exercise, but today I had a nice workout and I feel like I am on the right track there as well! I CANNOT WAIT until I hit onederland! I feel like it's within reach, whereas when I was 270 I never thought I would get there. :dizzy:

mauvaisroux - Your painting and decorating sounds awesome! I have been wanting to do some painting around here, but never get around to it.

WormwoodDoll - Thanks for your words of encouragement! So, have you hit onederland yet? If not, I bet it will happen any day now! :carrot:

Gypsy Severina - By staying at school it sounds like you are making decisions that are best for you and your health! Way to go! :cheer2:

Riverite - Your Thriller dance sounds like fun! How did it go???

Talina - Nice to meet you! Looking forward to getting to know you! :)

Thanks to everyone for your support when I was having difficulty. It really helps to be able to come here to vent when I need to, and also to be able to post my successes. Articulating what's going on (whether bad or good) seems to help me to process it better and fix what I need to, or keep going if I'm doing the right thing. Hope you are all doing well and hope to hear from everyone soon!

WormwoodDoll
04-20-2009, 09:06 PM
Sunrose, I am at 201.1lbs! I AM SO CLOSE. Hahah.

Sunrose
04-20-2009, 10:41 PM
Sunrose, I am at 201.1lbs! I AM SO CLOSE. Hahah.

You are so awesome!!! It won't be long now!!! :dancer: I can't wait to hear about it when it happens!!! :D

Robot
04-20-2009, 10:56 PM
Wow WormwoodDoll, you are so close to onderland. Congrats on your hard work and progress.

Riverite
04-20-2009, 11:30 PM
WormwoodDoll - Congrats! Let us know when you get rid of that tiny 1.1--Awesome job!

Sunrose - Glad to hear you are feeling so positive--and congrats on the six pounds! Onelander is nipping at your backside! Do you feel the nibbles? Thriller was awesome. Thanks for asking--We got a standing O. I should have the DVD sometime soon--I'll put it up on you tube and post the link.

Talina - Welcome!

Life has been treating me very well the past week. I've really been hitting the gym--and, my husband decided to join! We are still in that awkward not sure what we are going to do together phase when we are working out, but I really enjoy having him there and he has been very supportive of my decision to become healthier.