20-Somethings - Moving out of the 150s challenge.....

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06-06-2009, 03:33 AM
This is to all the ladies who are stuck in the 150s and the scale is just not getting to the 140s. I am proposing a challenge for June for us to get our booty's to the 140s.

We can check in with each other weekly and post progress:carrot: and frustrations:( and motivate:hug: each other.

Today I am weighing in at 155.1lbs and my goal by the end of June is to be 149.

Who is with me????

06-06-2009, 03:51 AM
here here!

06-06-2009, 06:30 AM
I'm with you. My currently objective is to reach the 140's too! My body has been flirting with the numbers 152 and 151 all week, so I'm just trying to bust through it! Luckily I start a new exercise class on Monday. That should kick start things more :)

06-06-2009, 12:30 PM
With you all the way! I've been going up and down through the 150's for like 4 months now!

06-06-2009, 12:38 PM
i'm in! i cant wait to get ride of this sucker!

06-06-2009, 12:51 PM
I am so in! I've been at 152 for two weeks now... all I want is to see that 149 D:

06-06-2009, 10:12 PM
Hopefully I will be joining you ladies soon. 161 right now. My final goal is 149.

06-07-2009, 01:22 AM
Sure, I'm in too! I've been in the 150s for over 6 months now. I'm at my lowest still (69.5 kg - 153.2 lbs)... have been at this number or slightly higher since March. A big goal of mine is 67 kg - 147.7 lbs. I met my boyfriend almost two years ago weighing 148 lbs... I just can't wait to be slimmer than he's ever seen me! So I'd like to lose 5.5 lbs this month.

06-07-2009, 02:01 PM
weighed in at 151 which is a one pound loss for this week... the week that I worked pretty hard through and passed up a lot of temptation. I'm preparing for a plateau next week, it always happens for me at 150 and I really just want to push through it :/

06-07-2009, 06:48 PM
Me!!! I have been STUCK in the 150's for ever.. I just keep going up and down... up and down.

Today I am at: 155.4lbs

06-07-2009, 09:18 PM

YES. I have been stuck in the 150's for SOOOO LOOOONG. It's a weight I can maintain with very little thought so it's so easy to just get stuck in this decade.

I will squeel with joy when I see a 4 holding the second digit place in my weight. And seeing all of you with the same struggle just motivates me more, cause I know we can all accomplish this.

06-08-2009, 11:22 AM
Me too! I've been stuck in the 150s for at least three months, usually between 154 and 157. It is about to drive me crazy! This morning I weighed in at 156.8. I would totally love to be out of the 150s by July!!

06-08-2009, 01:23 PM
I've been steadily loosing weight for 3 months now and the past couple weeks it's been stuck at 156-158... Today it is 157.2! I'm proud of myself in the exercise department and I've been doing extremely well Monday - Friday's, but I've been slacking on the weekends. I would LOVE to be in the 140's which I havent seen in at leas 4 years!
Ready. Set. GO!!!!


06-08-2009, 01:39 PM
Ooooooh, I so should not be posting (in fact, I *should* be working on my massive English paper/project/proposal that's due in three days... UGH!) but I just want to say that I want in on this!! I've been hovering between 152-154 lbs since my last TOM weight-drop, and I'm just DYING to meet goal already! I don't even have to get out of the 150s; if I can just get TO 150! Haha. :D

I'll be back later this week! Good luck to you ladies until then!! :lucky:

06-10-2009, 09:22 PM
How are you all doing? I saw the number 151 this morning.... which is slightly down from a couple days ago. Plus, I worked out for an hour and 30 minutes today AND diet is on track. I'm hoping to see that 149 soon.

06-11-2009, 02:45 PM
I'm back and ready to pursue this much more strongly now that finals are OVER!! Yay! So where are all of you ladies? How's everyone doing? I'm sitting at 153.0 lbs on the dot today--big surprise, since that's about where I've been for the past three weeks. :dz: But I usually have a cycle of maintaining for 3 weeks and then dropping lots of weight during TOM, and my TOM is next week, so I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I'll be seeing that 150 (or maybe the 140s) veeery soon! :crossed:

06-11-2009, 08:47 PM

Which is the smallest number I have seen since my first year of university. And I just graduated haha.

The 140's are kind of a big deal for me because there is something about being in that decade that makes me no longer feel fat. Like there is some miraculous amount of weight lost between 150 and 149 that makes me skinny haha.

It's silly how we create these psychological milestones for ourselves.

06-13-2009, 05:57 AM
Well I haven't weighed myself since the beginning of June(I was 155.1lb) but I have been getting a lot compliments that 'I've lost so much weight', 'I look good' and 'I must keep up the good work'... I mean they must stop with the pressure already...

Slender people don't realise what hard work losing weight is. I have worked so hard to get to the 150's and I refuse to gain which makes me work even harder.

It's Winter here in South Africa so I have about 4 more months before the Summer season and for once I just want to be able to wear a mini skirt like all my friends. Since I started loosing weight, I have not gained back anything...

It's amazing what a little motivation, commitment and discipline can do....

Work hard ladies, we have 2 more weeks to get to the 140's....

149lb here I come, I can't wait:D...

06-13-2009, 08:00 AM
I've been fluctuating between 150-152 for nearly two months now and it's driving me crazy!! The funny thing is I've been eating pretty well and exercising a few times a week and still no results.
The only off thing is my sleeping pattern. I've had my days and nights mixed up for the last little while. I think I'm getting enough sleep but do strange sleeping patterns have an affect on weight loss?

06-13-2009, 10:16 AM
I just weighed myself and I saw 152. I also want to see 149 before June is out!!
Goodbye frustrating fifties! Hello fabulous forties!!

06-13-2009, 01:26 PM
I didn't weigh myself yesterday because I was moving out of my dorm and had already packed away the scale, heh, but today I weighed in at 153.2 lbs... Which definitely isn't too shocking, cuz I indulged in some tortilla chips yesterday (yeah, shouldn't've done that, but whatever :dizzy:) so I imagine there's some salty water retention going on there! Now I'm finally back at home for the summer and looking forward to some seriously healthy eating. ;) 140s, here I come!! :s:

06-14-2009, 06:52 PM
I'm late to this thread, but I'd love to join in. I have been maintaining in the 150's for at least over a year! I'm between 151 and 152, and I'm hoping I can make it to 149 in two weeks!

06-15-2009, 01:39 AM
ahhhh.. i totally just ate whatever this weekend! epic faaaail! okay.. time to focus and get outta the fifties for goood

06-15-2009, 01:07 PM
Ohhh gosh ladies, I have been epically failing at this challenge so far. I mean, I haven't completely fallen off the wagon or anything, but unfortunately I binged the other night (for the first time in a loooong time :() and I'm still seeing the effects of that. Ugh. I'm getting right pack on track, though, and dammit--I am going to get RID of these last 3-4 lbs separating me from goal! This is IT. :club:

06-15-2009, 04:28 PM
@ Star2Be, I was just looking at your progress pics and I must say that you look so amazing after your 110lb loss, wow keep up the good work...

Well I have been eatin right, had some chips yesterday though(not too much). Stuck to my exercise plan so I hope I will see the 140s by month end...

06-16-2009, 10:19 AM
I've dropped another 1.8 to 155.4. My prospects for getting out of the 150s by July 1st are getting a bit dim, but I'm not giving up.

06-16-2009, 11:44 AM
Wow! I had no idea so many of you guys were struggling to get out of the 150s too! I've been hanging between 157-159 for over a month now. I have not been below 150 in about 10 years. I cannot wait to see 149 on the scale. I am treating myself to a spa trip as soon as that happens. I am motivated!

06-16-2009, 12:59 PM
OMG ladies... So, after a pretty miserable weigh-in yesterday which totally freaked me out (154.6 lbs... *gulp*), I am utterly shocked to report that when I stepped on the scale today, it read 150.2 lbs!! :yikes: I was totally speechless. I don't know if I just had some seeerious water retention going on yesterday or if I'm just dehydrated or something today, because last time I checked, losing 4.4 lbs in one day was NOT normal! LOL! Though it is TOM for me right now and I always pull pretty impressive losses during those weeks, but this might be one for the record books, heh. Either way, I can't believe that I am soooo close to goal/possibly entering the 140s! Who'da thunk it?!

06-16-2009, 01:07 PM
As of this morning, it looks like I've entered the 150's (159.2) I'll know for sure after a few days. This is so important to me, getting to 150 (or 147, to be exact) because that's the lowest weight I reached in high school the first time I lost a significant amount of weight.

After a stall of a few months where I just wasn't trying that hard, I'm ready to plow through at least the first half of the 150's. 155 will mark the 100 pound mark for me from my high (jan 1 2008), and the end of June is 1 year since I started losing weight for real (starting at about 238)

06-16-2009, 07:26 PM
I wanna join too! Been in the 150s for about a month now, and would LOVE to see 149 by the middle of July

Meredith - CONGRATS!!!! That's so awesome! I was just looking at your 100lb goal posts, and you looks so great! Such an inspiration!!!:bravo:

06-17-2009, 01:01 PM
149.6 lbs today!! :D Since it's just this one day, I'm definitely not going to say that I'm officially "out of the 150s" yet, BUT I am officially at GOAL! Yay!

06-17-2009, 01:04 PM
yay!!!!!!! are you going to post pictures soon?

06-17-2009, 01:52 PM
149.6 lbs today!! :D Since it's just this one day, I'm definitely not going to say that I'm officially "out of the 150s" yet, BUT I am officially at GOAL! Yay!


06-17-2009, 03:42 PM
Meredith - Congrats!! That's awesome! Can't wait to see the pics. I'm sure you look amazing :)

06-17-2009, 04:06 PM
weighed today... 150.6lbs... so close! Soooo close!

06-17-2009, 04:20 PM

I am down to 153 as of today... so I still have just shy of two weeks to loose 4 lbs! I can do it!!!

06-18-2009, 12:13 AM
Hi, I just joined and I'm also stuck in 155-land, wanting to get to 135 eventually. My biggest problem is overeating...I get that you can technically eat whatever you want as long as you do it in moderation. However, that's my problem: a little bit of something I want doesn't satisfy me...often I want to stuff myself with the food. Does anyone else have this issue? How do you avoid it?

06-18-2009, 01:12 AM
Getting closer.... saw 154.0 on the scale the other day! That's the closest I've been yet....!

06-18-2009, 01:44 AM
Hi, I just joined and I'm also stuck in 155-land, wanting to get to 135 eventually. My biggest problem is overeating...I get that you can technically eat whatever you want as long as you do it in moderation. However, that's my problem: a little bit of something I want doesn't satisfy me...often I want to stuff myself with the food. Does anyone else have this issue? How do you avoid it?

Welcome Amy!

Nice to have you.

I have the same problem sometimes. Here are some ways I combat it (and an example to illustrate):

1) If I know I wont be able to stop, I don't start. LOL. Its easier to resist something if the flavors of it is not already swimming in my mouth. For example, if I go to a meeting thats only going to have pizza, I don't even take a slice. Because once I have a slice I have to have 4 (I know, sounds horrible). So I go in with something with a finite controlled portion (like a homemade sandwich or a bowl of pasta), and no pizza for me.

2)I fill up on veggies first. My stomach can only hold so much- so if its mostly full of lettuce, when I go to the meeting, I'll force one slice of pizza (or maybe two) and then I can't have any more because I am stuffed!

3) There is absolutely nothing "binge-able" in my apartment! Trust me, that goes a long way. Sometimes I sit in my room and seriously think about what junk food is there to consume. I rack my options over and over again, but alas, there is no junk, or anything unhealthy that I enjoy eating a lot of. I could go on a salad binge if I want (LOL), but thats highly unlikely, don't you think? LOL.

4) If I buy takeout, I portion or half, put it in a plate, and then stick the other half in the freezer. That way I don't eat the whole oversized serving. Most restaurants serve enough food for two! If you are actually at a restaurant, you can ask the waiter to bring out a carryout container with your entree, and immediately put half your entree in the carryout. Once its in there, trust me, you won't eat it! It would be too embarrassing! LOL.

Those are some of the strategies I use for portion control. Nothing original- you here these tips (and more) over and over on 3FC. Best of luck! Yay for the 140s!:carrot:

06-18-2009, 01:44 AM
Hi, I just joined and I'm also stuck in 155-land, wanting to get to 135 eventually.

Hiiiii, welcome to my woooorld!!! :D

I'm 155 right now, and 155 is... not good for me. From 155 to 150, there is a difference of several inches. At 150, my clothes fit me better, I FEEL better, my face looks less round... 5 lbs... such a small number makes such a huge difference. And I'm ready to kick that 5 lbs' butt! :carrot:

Way to go honey, I'm so proud of you! My god, you astound me regularly. :) New pics, ASAP! Goal pics!

06-18-2009, 10:28 AM
The last three days I've consistently weighed myself in the mid 150s, so I think I can join this thread from the 160s...woo! I was hovering at about 160/161 for a couple of weeks, then last week started a big push and here I am :) That is pretty much my weight loss MO...have maybe one good week a month where I drop about 4lbs, and plateau for the rest of the month till I have my next drop. I get a little worried bc losing 4lbs in a week doesn't seem that healthy, and I worry about it coming right back on, but my average for the month still looks moderate and I've been losing since March, so I guess I"m doing okay.

150 is a benchmark for me because it is where my BMI enters the healthy range :) My goal is to be out of the 150s by Labor Day!

06-18-2009, 11:42 AM
154. I'm expecting my period within the next few days though and am super bloated so hopefully it's just that.

I want to be in the 140's by early July, and seeing as for a week I was consistently 152ish before I started PMSing, I'm hoping that it is possible.

Bounce up, bounce down, bounce up, bounce down. Driving me loopy.

06-18-2009, 12:23 PM
I'm new the 150's but I want to get out of them ASAP! lol 149 would be sweet, you know what would be sweeter? 140!

06-18-2009, 12:30 PM
I'm new the 150's but I want to get out of them ASAP! lol 149 would be sweet, you know what would be sweeter? 140!


I'm still 155 today. That's okay... tomorrow's a new day!

06-18-2009, 01:35 PM
148.6 lbs today, and thanks so much, girls!! You all are so awesome. :D As for pics, I just mentioned this on the "Weigh In: Gain or Loss?" thread, so sorry if I'm repeating myself, but YES I will definitely be posting my goal pics/story very soon! I just got back from college a couple days ago and have not unpacked ANY of my stuff yet :o (plus I still need to clean my room, LOL) but once I've gotten a little more settled in, pics will most certainly be posted... Y'all know that I never say "no" to an opportunity to ham it up in some self-portraits, hehe! :lol:

Bounce up, bounce down, bounce up, bounce down. Driving me loopy.
LOL, story of my life (our lives!), dude... But if you were around 152 lbs without the PMS bloat, I don't think aiming for the 140s by early July is unrealistic at all. Good luck!! :crossed:

06-18-2009, 08:52 PM
@ Star2Be, congratz on getting to the 140s, do the happy dance :carrot::carrot:

I hope to be joining you soon...

06-19-2009, 04:20 AM
I'm about ready to make it out of the 150's.......... I stepped on the scale tonight and was about 151... so ALMOST there. My brother is in town and the family is planning on getting pizza for dinner (and I don't want to deprive myself of it) so I'm going to strategize accordingly...... I'm thinking with persistence I should be able to achieve 149 over the next week!

06-19-2009, 03:04 PM
149.6lbs!!! WOOT!! I am officially out of the 150s! Yay!

Hopefully it will take. I'm eating extra right today to make sure it does. Keep your fingers crossed for me!


06-19-2009, 03:17 PM
^^Inspirational!! I want to join you!!! Weighing in on Monday :) (I'm tempted to slip on weekends but weighing on Monday motivates me not to!)

06-19-2009, 05:45 PM
Congrats on all your hard work everyone! It's really inspirational. I'm just coming back to 3FC after a long, stress-eating-filled year at school. This weekend I'm going to try to do some exercise each day, then start weighing myself first thing Monday morning. Hopefully I'll be able to report some encouraging results of my own in a few more weeks.

06-19-2009, 10:24 PM
Wow! Congrats to those of you who made it! I'm so close... just 5 more pounds. I should be there in at least 2 or 3 weeks. And oh will that be a glorious day! :dizzy:

06-21-2009, 12:33 PM
Congrats to those who made it out!

Beesknees, I'm with you! Gimme a couple of weeks, and I'll be out, too!

06-21-2009, 08:49 PM
Beesknees and Jelbb, I'm with you two as well-need a couple weeks to get these stubborn last four off! We can do it!

06-22-2009, 12:39 PM
**** yeah, you're with us! ;)

I'm 153.0 this morning! Chances are it's a fluke... or maybe it's not, it IS the end of my TOM, and I always drop a crazy number at the end as the water bloat melts off.... guess we'll see tomorrow if I stay as low as 153! :D

06-22-2009, 12:45 PM
ah, ladies, i am not doing so good! my running has been severely lacking this last week, and am hovering around 158. boo!

went for a run saturday night and will go again tonight! need to get my @$$ moving for the half marathon in october!!!!

06-22-2009, 12:59 PM
Hey Skinny, I haven't weighed yet today (do it this afternoon at the gym) but I feel like I'm going to be about where you are. Last week I got down to 154, but I think that was a good percentage water weight, and this week is TOM (sort of...that's a whole other post in and of itself), plus I didn't get in my long run yesterday that I was supposed to do also for a half-marathon in October. I need to get my a** moving too! Tomorrow is my next training day; I'm not going to let a missed run derail me; I will pick up where I left off on my next long run day, which is Sunday. Woohoo!

On the good news side of things, I ran 4.25 miles Saturday morning when I thought I only ran 4 (I was in lane 5) and averaged 10:48min/mi when I've never run under 11 :)

06-22-2009, 07:56 PM
Ok so today I weighed myself on the gym scale at 156. That sounds about right, and is the best I could have hoped for after the weekend I had. I think I have a bit of a stall coming my way, since I shed 4-5lbs pretty quickly last week, but that's ok bc I'm really trying to focus on the long term this time around. Plus, my goal was 155 by July 4th, and it looks like that's gonna happen, and I wasn't thinking of hitting 149 till Labor Day. So I'll just keep trucking here :)

Also, it's sort of TOM. What I mean by that, is I'm on seasonique (the bc where you only get your period 4x/yr), and have been for 7 months, and I'm still spotting! It happens for almost the entire middle month. I'm really not sure what that's doing to my weight loss, but I feel TOM-y. So maybe I'm retaining water, but maybe in the long run it's good, bc I hear that your bmr actually increases during TOM. It's still really friggin annoying tho. Ok, done ranting. Good luck meeting your goals everyone!

06-22-2009, 09:14 PM
woah. 151 this morning. end of tom. I'm kind of in shock about it.

I'm almost in the 140's. I haven't been in the 140's for 5 years!!

06-23-2009, 03:33 AM
Ugh, I thought I would be out of the 150s in no time... I've been here since December! In fact, I haven't lost a NEW lb since March. That said... I have got my exercise kick back and am actually THANKFUL for hot weather because it makes me want to eat just fruit and nothing else (er... though I still get all my calories in, don't worry!).

It would be a miracle if I left the 150s this month but.. I guess I'm aiming for that miracle!

06-23-2009, 09:26 AM
Stepped on the scale this morning and there it was 151.8lb:carrot:. I haven't been this small in years so it was a moment for me.

It's my friend's birthday today and we are going out for drinks later. Am not sure what I'm gonna eat but it will definitely include lean meat and veggies.

It will probably take me another 2-3weeks to get to the 140s but I am definitely happy with my progress. The weight is definitely going down, i just have to work hard and be patient.

Work hard ladies, some of us have 8lb to go, some of us have 2lb and some are already in the 140s... Lets motivate and push each other as we are all working towards the same goal(getting to the 140s)...

06-23-2009, 10:08 AM
Ugh, I thought I would be out of the 150s in no time... I've been here since December! In fact, I haven't lost a NEW lb since March. That said... I have got my exercise kick back and am actually THANKFUL for hot weather because it makes me want to eat just fruit and nothing else (er... though I still get all my calories in, don't worry!).

It would be a miracle if I left the 150s this month but.. I guess I'm aiming for that miracle!

Ditto. I've been bouncing around from 153.2 to 159.4 since February. I'm trying a new diet this week, so maybe that will help. This is what my menu will look like.

Breakfast - 1c Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal with 1c 2% milk - 310 calories
Lunch - lean protein (grilled chicken breast or pork loin), 1c brown rice, & 2 servings of steamed veggies - approx 500-550
Snack - <200 calories "real" food (no processed stuff)
Dinner - same as lunch

I'm going to try to keep my sodium a low as possible, so I'm giving up diet sodas for a couple of weeks also. It is going to be tough, but if it gets me through the 150s for good it will be totally worth it.

06-23-2009, 10:48 AM
Work hard ladies, some of us have 8lb to go, some of us have 2lb and some are already in the 140s... Lets motivate and push each other as we are all working towards the same goal(getting to the 140s)...

You said it! Keep up the good work...6 more lbs for me and then 140s!

06-23-2009, 09:19 PM
Well, I worked out 105 minutes yesterday! :dizzy:

I walked to and from work (30 each way), did 15 min of exercise video before work and 30 minutes after. The scale granted me a 1.1 lb weight loss. I'm at 153.8 today... about 4 lbs to go until I am under 150. Ughhhhh... I just want to be there NOW!

06-24-2009, 10:28 PM
Hi again all...how's everyone doing? I did OK today, ate a few things I shouldn't have. Haven't weighed myself since the last time I posted. Plan to do so tomorrow. TOM started today, so maybe by some miracle I'll weigh less. Only 4 lbs to go until 149! Walked 2 miles today. Should be sunny tomorrow so maybe I'll walk 3!

06-25-2009, 12:51 PM
Ugh, the last 36hrs have been rough. I had a fancy family event yesterday with an open bar, hors d'ouevre plates, and a 3 course meal. I had some leftover baked beans for breakfast and then some baba gannouj and tabuleh with some tortilla for lunch, so I was doing ok, but man, I just tried to log all the finger food I ate into fitday and it wasn't pretty. If I got everything into fitday correctly, which is unlikely, I came in under 2,000 calories, and I did manage to get in about 2mi of walking over rough terrain, so hopefully it at least won't cause me to gain, but I'm already starting today off poorly bc I ate breakfast at the hotel before driving the 2hrs back to work. I basically have 400 calories left for dinner (no snacks) and absolutely no fat. Doable, but it won't be pretty esp. since I'm also supposed to run for 50mins today if I stick to my training plan.

Gah I think I ate out every single day this week. If I maintain at 156 when I weigh in on Monday, I will be a happy camper!

06-25-2009, 01:06 PM
Things are looking good this week. I've gone from 156.2 on Monday to 154.6 last night. :woohoo:

06-26-2009, 09:07 AM
Hi people! I'm new to the 150s, clocked in at 159.7 this morning.

My immediate goal is to get to 154.5, which will mean I'm no longer overweight according to BMI. I don't really buy into BMI, but it seems like a reasonable benchmark.

Let's hope we all get out of the 150s in the next couple months!

06-26-2009, 10:45 AM
Ruby- Welcome and congrats!!

06-26-2009, 10:59 AM
Forestroad: No stress honey, I'm sure the scale will be kind. Just do your damnedest to be really OP to make up for the family event! I've got a rehearsal dinner tomorrow, and a wedding on Saturday, and... ehhh. I'm just praying that I can stay good.

Joyra: Good job!!! I need to follow your example and start rocking some decent exercise!

Amity: I always drop significantly in weight at the end of my TOM, so I wish you luck!!! :D

Ruby: I'm the same. I don't really buy into BMI, but... it seems fairly accurate in my case, so I'm aiming for 144.8 when I'll no longer be "overweight." :) Welcome!

Me: I'm down to 152.6 today from 153.4. *happy dance* I know it's not even a POUND, I just love seeing the 152 on that scale! :lol:

06-26-2009, 11:12 AM
I just did my official Friday weigh in for Jillian, and I'm still 154.6! It looks like I'm finally heading down now!! :D

06-26-2009, 12:40 PM
Everyone is doing so great! Keep up the good work, ladies!

I'm currently at 153.6. It's a miracle that I managed to lose .8 lb this week because TOM is almost here (any day now), and I have been eating too much and not exercising. I guess somehow it all balanced out. Anyway... this week was slow, but my goal is to see 149-point-something on that scale in 2 weeks! :dizzy:

06-26-2009, 12:45 PM
Thanks, Jelbb...I think I have the motivation to get through the two birthday celebrations (roommate and bf) left before Monday. Looks like everyone is posting losses! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

06-28-2009, 06:49 PM
151.5 today. Ah so close!

06-28-2009, 07:00 PM
I was 153.4 this morning, but I'm not too fussed.

Yesterday was a bad day, it was a wedding, and because every time one of my aunt's kids were born, her family friend brought her a DQ Peanut buster parfait... that family friend paid for the entire wedding to get a peanut buster parfait because she'd missed getting my aunt one for when the bride was born. I couldn't help but eat it. It was really good.

BUT, I said no to cake, and I didn't drink that much. AND, last night when I got home I walked past a container of cookies on the counter and didn't have any. So I may be up a little today, but I'm back OP like you wouldn't believe, and I know the scale will be heading the other direction tomorrow!

AND, despite my icky day of not eating overly healthy, or keeping my calories as low as I usually do... I've seen tons of pics of myself now, and I don't even feel like I look huge in them!!!! My double-chin is barely there! :D Much motivation to keep being as good as I have been being!


06-29-2009, 06:01 AM
You look so pretty!

06-29-2009, 09:56 AM
-deep inhale of breath-




Holy crap. I NEVER thought I'd get here. I've spent like 6 months in the 150's.

Wow. I must have stepped on and then stepped off the scale like a million times to make sure it was right. I was groggy and sleepy and thought I must be hallucinating. I even moved it a couple of feet to the right to make sure the ground hadnt magically slanted over night and was messing up its calibration. Wow.

p.s Jelbb, you look beautiful and radiant!

06-29-2009, 11:01 AM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! OMIGOD!!!!!! Way to go honey! I'm so proud of you!!!!! Lil' jealous!!! BUT SO PROUD!!!! :D You're leaving our thread!!! AHHH!!!!!!! :o

Wow, that totally takes the wind outta my sails!!!! :D I went from 153.4 yesterday... down to... *drumroll please* 151.6 today. Oh yeah! OH YEAH!!! *moronic happy dance* I'm keeping my ticker up, because who can believe a drop like that!? But I'm so glad I didn't let yesterday's higher number get me down, because look where we are today!!!!


06-29-2009, 12:01 PM
Oh man, congrats to both of you! Great stuff!

06-29-2009, 01:45 PM
Jelbb and spirits-- yay!! I weigh in this afternoon after an odd weekend...I really don't know what to expect, but I'll be happy just holding steady for now. As a whole, the last 10 days were NOT GOOD diet-wise. This week I'm going to be extra good so I can join you ladies on the downward trend!!

06-29-2009, 08:10 PM
155!! I feel great. I went the last 10 days by no means on a diet, just paying attention to how much I was eating and how much I was burning, and trying to achieve some sort of balance. And I lost a #. Yessss!

Edit: And I finally got my ticker!! Happy day :carrot:

06-29-2009, 08:26 PM
great work everyone! i got to a new low, 156.4 on Saturday! I'm pumped because I usually gain on the weekend!

06-29-2009, 10:01 PM
I'm bouncing between 159 and 160, but I'm going to be defiant and change my ticker anyway. TOM is here, hopefully I will finish out the week at with a loss at 158 once the water weight is gone....

Congrats to those in the 140s!!!

06-30-2009, 03:29 AM
I haven't posted much in this thread because I've been so discouraged by the lack of any change over the last few months, but I stepped on the scale today and I weighed in at 148 so feel I can officially declare I'm out of the 150's!! :D

I'd completely forgotten the feeling of accomplishing a goal like that. I wanted to be out of the 150's before July and though it was a close call, I managed to do it.

Good luck, ladies!! And thanks for being such a great support group!

06-30-2009, 09:57 AM
Congrats on your loss! 155, woo! Halfway there!!!! :carrot:

Hey, wayta not gain on the weekend! It's hard not to sometimes!! Good job!! Congrats on your new low!

I'm sure once evil TOM is gone, your number will drop down to 158! Welcome permanently to the 150s thread! :D

:o:o:o!!! Congratulations, and GOODBYE!!! Way to go on making it out! We're all so proud of you! Good luck in the 140s!!! :D:D:D:carrot:

As For Me...
I was back up to 153.0 today from my crazy insane 151.6 number, but I'm not too upset! My body fluctuates lots, so that's fine! The important thing in MY mind is that my daily measurements are finally showing a loss. I've lost half an inch from around my natural waist, and half an inch from around my hips.. and probably 3 or 4 inches from around my bust, but we won't go there...! ;) It's just great to see that numbers-wise or not... I'm obviously making a difference in my body, and that's what really matters to me!!! :carrot:

06-30-2009, 10:49 AM
Jelbb - Losing inches is really the way to do it! Good work at the losses! I had my husband take pictures of me in my goal jeans the other day (which don't even do up yet :) ) so I can compare that way...

Ruby - Congrats on 148!!!!

Forestroad - WTG on 155! And lovely ticker :D

As for me, another small drop today to 156.2lb...and that's after splurging on a hamburger ad fries last night....WTH?!?!

06-30-2009, 09:09 PM
I'm back to my all-time low... 153.2. I have planned out my meals to hit 1200-1300 calories and lost almost 3 lbs in two days! BUT... I don't really count that as "losing" since I bounce up and down within those 3 lbs all the time.. almost 4 months now! Once I get below this current weight, THEN I'll feel like I'm losing weight... finally!

My birthday is in 10 days... can I have the 140s for my birthday? Please please please?

07-01-2009, 10:04 AM
joyra - Congrats on getting back to your lowest weight. 153.2 is my lowest weight also, and I was almost back there when TOM bloat hit me. Hopefully that will have subsided by the time I weigh in on Monday. I want to see a new number!

skinnywish - My biggest drops are usually after eating pizza. Not sure what is going on with that.

Jelbb - Way to go with inches lost. I need to take my measurements, but one of my siblings has run off with my measuring tape. ;)

Ruby - CONGRATULATIONS!! You made it out of the 150s. It is encouraging to know that it is possible (I sometimes wonder.....)

I'm going to be visiting with my Grandma this weekend. I'm going to try to stay on plan, but her way of showing love is to stuff me until I can't move........it can be hard to say no. She does have a treadmill, so I'm going to at least get my walking in, even if I don't eat perfectly.

07-01-2009, 11:30 AM
morning ladies!

joyra - congrats on the all time low! keep up all the hard work!

montecristo - have fun with your grandma. Why is it that that generation loves to see their loved ones eat?? My grandma is the same, and if I say no thanks, she says "are you dieting? you're too skinny!"....oh well, it's all out of love! and I don't know about yours, but my grandma is an awesome cook!

SO.....I jumped on the scale this morning and i was 155.0!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited!!!!! This was one of my first goals, and I now get to book a pedicure as a reward!!!!! Off for a run now....

07-01-2009, 06:24 PM
152.1 today! :broc:

I FINALLY lost a new lb... for the first time since MARCH.

I owe it all to planning all my meals ahead of time and keeping calories between 1200-1400. For months I was a calorie counter that adding up all my calories AFTER I ate them. I thought planning ahead was too strict. Well, I'm finding that not to be true. Yesterday I even planned on a glass of wine and dessert, still kept my calories under 1400... and had a one lb loss overnight.

So it's working! I just want to lose 2.2 more lbs before my birthday in 9 days.

Hope everyone else is doing well too!

07-02-2009, 10:36 AM
I had popped back up to 161 on Tuesday, and was at 160 yesterday, but today I was down to 158.2 Water retention much?

3.7 lbs til I'm no longer "overweight." Hoping I can lose it before I go on vacation with friends on July 18th, but if I don't that's fine too. I'm just so excited! I'm getting very close to being as skinny as I was the summer I was sixteen (150 lbs, size 12).

07-02-2009, 11:35 AM
skinnywish My Grandma doesn't hardly ever cook, and to be honest, I would rather she didn't. ;) She is diabetic, but hates to eat properly, so she loves to use me as an excuse to overindulge. :D She knows I've been dieting, and is really proud of me and supportive, but she just doesn't really get it. And Congrats to you for making your mini goal!!!

joyra - :woohoo: A new low!!! Congrats!

Ruby - I hate water retention. It drives me nutts!

07-02-2009, 02:14 PM
OK I am now gonna join yalls thread!! getting out of the 160's was tough for me and technically I am still in the 160's (160.0) For the last three days. I am ready now to break out of the 150's and will need some support!! Here we go another 10 pounds whoooo!!

07-02-2009, 02:23 PM

07-02-2009, 05:17 PM
I'd love to join too! As of this morning I am 156.8. Next week is going to be tough staying on track. My whole family rented a cabin for a week and when we get together it's pretty much just mindless eating the whole time. Plus my dad is bringing a keg! Not to mention the pails of frozen margaritas, pina colodas and strawberry daquiries that my sister is bringing. For some reason I seem to lose all self control when it comes to food when I'm around my family. But I'm hoping that I can stay pretty active with hiking and swimming and I'll be bringing my 30ds dvd with me. And maybe I'll even attempt to run a bit.

07-02-2009, 06:18 PM
Ruby -- Wow, you're almost "normal"... yay, go you! That is my big goal before coming home to America. I left last August solidly obese and I reeeeally want to come home in the normal range. Might not make it but I'll be close (it's still 19 lbs away... can I lose 19 lbs in 8 weeks? Probably not... but I'll try!).

Operation -- Oh my that's some hefty temptation! Picnics are the worst for me... anything with where I can graze on chips and desserts. And all that booze! I really think part of my WL success is just saying no. In your case, I would probably not say no!

I have more INSANE news:

I lost another lb! 151!


I am KICKING MYSELF, I can't believe I actually CAN lose weight. I've been doing it all wrong. One week of preplanning 1300 calorie days... I've now lost 5 lbs in less than a week! That's more than I've lost in all of 2009! I wish I'd figured this out sooner but at least I figured it out.

07-02-2009, 08:02 PM
Joyra- Congrats! Yay for figuring things out, better late than never :)

Operation and CollegeGirl- Welcome!

152 :broc: today at the gym, including bra, undies, and wet hair lol. I solidly replenish my water and then some when I work out, so it should be pretty accurate. Plus I had pizza last night and went over my calories :jeno:!!

I'm a little worried that my weightloss has picked up a bit...8lbs this month is like double my usual. I'm worried about keeping it off and about it being not real. And I like this thread, I don't mind staying here for a while!

07-03-2009, 10:01 AM
YAY!!! Congratulations on seeing that fantastic new low!! I'm so proud of you!
I'm doing what you've been doing. Planning ahead and eating 1,200-1,500 (I give myself a wide berth) a day, and it's getting better results than anything ever has. Awesome method!

I'm 151.4 this morning!!!!! AWESOME number! :carrot: Pleeeeease 140s! *tries to coax* Heeeere 140s-140s-140s!!! Heeeeere! C'mere 140s! *makes clucking noises*

07-03-2009, 10:24 AM
Hello! I hit 159.5 at my official weigh-in this morning, so I thought it was time to move on to this thread.

I really want to be 154.9 (normal BMI) before my family visits on July 22nd - they are going to be so surprised! I'm so happy to be so close to that mini goal that I'm not even thinking about the 140s yet!

07-03-2009, 10:58 AM
Jelbb-- aaahhh! stay OP through the weekend and I bet those tricky 140s will succumb next week! :)

Civakas- Welcome! That goal sounds very doable...my "normal" is about 149 so let's get to our normals!!

150.5 at the gym this morning...ack! That was before breakfast, and with July 4th weekend festivities I'm sure I'll bounce back up before I finally break through, but a very OP week next week should do the trick!

07-03-2009, 01:09 PM
Hiya. I'm going to join you guys as well. I have been stuck on 150.8lbs for THREE weeks and it hasn't moved! lol. So FRUSTRATING! So here's to getting out of the 150s for good!!!

07-03-2009, 06:38 PM
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Weighed in at 157.5 this morning, only 3 lbs til I'm no longer overweight according to BMI.

Also, I went shopping today and got some really sweet pants on sale for $10 at the Gap. As exciting as sale pants are, the more exciting part is that they are size 12s!!! This is the first time size 12s have fit me since my freshman year of college (five years ago). I'm so happy!

07-03-2009, 07:07 PM
so now i am officially in yalls club!! Whoo HOO!! 159.0 this morning that is a whole lb lost from yesterday and that kind of drop NEVER happens for me!!
RUBY- that is so exciting to almost be at a normal BMI!! yay

07-03-2009, 11:43 PM
I keep fluctuating between 151-154 :(

Its getting so frustrating because I'm working out everyday and counting my points (WW) and I've been in the low 150s for months. GRRR

07-04-2009, 10:25 AM
blackbelt - if you're working out and counting points, the weight will come off! i'm sure all of a sudden you'll have a big drop...the body's crazy like that!

Welcome to all the new 150s ladies!!!

I reached another low today - 154.8lb! I am hoping to be in the 140s by the end of July! Now, off for a hike!

07-04-2009, 10:51 AM
158.5! My first loss in 2 weeks. And last week during TOM I was back up to 161.5. Evil TOM.

I think this deserves a trip to the outlet mall for the holiday sales :)

Happy 4th!

07-04-2009, 11:09 AM
Yay! Has your family not seen you since you started losing weight? That's ALWAYS been one of my favourite parts of weight loss... a significant change in how healthy and great you look, and surprising your friends/family with it. :D

Holy! You and me woman, we're gonna be rocking the 140s thread together soon! Keep at 'er!!! :D

Oh no! Have you tried any plateau-breaking methods (http://www.diet-blog.com/archives/2006/02/27/5_ways_to_break_a_weight_loss_plateau.php)? Read through and try a few! They can help!

Yay! Congrats on almost being no longer being overweight! I've still got until I'm about 145 before I'm no longer overweight by BMI standards! Keep plugging away!

:welcome: OFFICIALLY! :D

that's so frustrating! :( Have you tried any plateau-breaking methods either? Maybe treat the lack of movement as a plateau and try a few of them out? (I left a link in my message to BeautyandtheBeast) But like Skinny said, it WILL come off. Plateau breakers just might give it the shove it needs. ;)

Congrats on the new low!!! Don't you just LOVE seeing those? :D

Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! Seeing a loss after a long plateau is the best thing in the world!!! Wayta go!!

And as for me...
150.6 this morning, thankyouverymuch!!! :D It's the lowest number I've seen since I last fell off the wagon months and months ago. Probably in Januaryish... Anyhow, it's GREAT to see! Forest and I may be outta here soon if we stay OP! :carrot:
I'm changing my ticker down to 151.0 at least! :D

07-04-2009, 02:18 PM
Congrats Jelbb! You are so close to breaking the 150s!

As for myself I'm at 156.4. So 0.4 down from a couple of days ago. Yay it's going in the right direction even though it's TOM. Now I'm off to the lake for a week and hopefully I don't forget to pack my self control...

07-04-2009, 02:56 PM
Thanks Jelbb, and congrats!

07-04-2009, 11:54 PM
Phew! After about 4 weeks of going back and fourth between 150 and 152, the scale finally read 149.6 this morning. It feels amazing to finally see a 4 after that 1.

07-05-2009, 02:47 AM
Way to go, Kimmie!!!! :D:D:D:D:D

07-05-2009, 12:12 PM
operation good for you!!!!! at least it is going in the right direction :D
Kimmy congratulations !!!! Good for you that is AWESOME
For me I am at 158.8 so another .2 down

07-06-2009, 12:02 AM
Hi ladies! Everyone has been doing so well! Wish I could say the same. Something triggered me and I've been pigging out the last few days! TOM is over, so I can't blame that. I made the mistake of eating a lot of crap and I turned into a vacuum cleaner! I gained 2 lbs. I saw a few of you planned out 1200-1300 calorie meals for a week or two...I need to do that. That's what helped me lose weight before!

07-06-2009, 12:04 AM
GAIN! 157 today (from 154.8 yesterday) but we did a 15km hike in the mountains and i am SORE, so i'm hoping my muscles are just holding on to water still...

07-06-2009, 08:03 AM
I've had consistent loss the last couple days, and am down to 156.2 today. But in my head I keep thinking 166.2 because I still can't believe I am in the 150s!

07-06-2009, 12:42 PM
Jelbb- How was your weekend?

I had 5 high school friends up for the holiday and it wasn't pretty, food-wise, but could have been a lot worse. Everything went in the food log, even the fourth where my calorie balance was about 500 out of whack, intake over output. I did at least run 5mi yesterday, and I have spin this afternoon, at which time I'll weigh in. OP this week and 140s here we come!!

07-06-2009, 03:18 PM
UGH! I don't know how it is possible to gain 5 pounds in 1 weekend, but it happened. I'm hoping it's water retention due to TOM and drinking a TON of beer Saturday, which cause me to be seriously dehydrated. Anyway... BLAH. I am very frustrated. I want out of the 150s NOW!

07-06-2009, 03:23 PM
Hey honey! My weekend was off and on good and bad. I didn't KILL my calorie limits by any mean, but I did eat some gluten-free pizza yesterday which I think seriously overdid my sodium intake for the day, and took me just slightly over my calorie budget. Either way I was 151.0 this morning, so.. a gain of 0.4, but ****... that's nothing. So I'm hoping that if I stay OP this week, you and I will kick some *** and head'er into the 140s thread together! :D

07-06-2009, 09:38 PM
Well my magical minute of being 150.5 is over for the time being, as I was up to 153 at the gym this afternoon. Some of that I think is water retention based on all the sodium I took in this weekend, but mostly consequences of eating pork dumplings and mozarella sticks. Yuck! On the good news side of things, I'm finding it so easy to pick up where I left off and get back into the good habits, and I don't foresee many speed bumps in the next couple of weeks, so I'm gonna keep plodding along.

It looks like there were a lot of losses the last couple of days! Ruby, you are plowing through the 150s!

07-06-2009, 10:35 PM
I don't know what's going on but I've gained about 3 lbs over the weekend. TOM, is that you? Any other explanation would make me seriously depressed.

Clocking in a 154.3 today.... I was 151 on Friday!..... so close, now I'm so far away. :shrug:

07-07-2009, 02:05 AM
Joyra, don't get down on yourself! I do that often too... There are so many factors: time of day, being female, water, what you've ummm discharged lo l(not to be gross), etc, etc.

It'll be okay, just keep doing what you're doing!

07-07-2009, 10:10 AM
Joyra- I was 150.5 on Friday and 153 yesterday...luckily today some of the water weight has shed(ded?) and I'm back down to 151.5...I'm sure it will come off quickly for you too :)

07-07-2009, 11:28 AM
Alright I'm joining in! If I don't get back to the 140's soon, I'm going to scream!! My lowest weight was 138, so I'm trying to get back there :(

Anyhow, I started getting serious AGAIN yesterday at 159.8, and today I'm 158.8.

07-07-2009, 01:52 PM
Way to go ladies on getting closer to our goals. I am 151lb today, not too disappointed about the weight as my clothes fit soooo much better.

My skin is clearer, I feel lighter and I am glowing and everybody is complementing me. My size 14 jeans are bigger but I do not want to rush off and buy size12s and find that they don't fit properly. I will wait until I loose about 5 more pounds and then buy my size12s. I cannot wait, sooo excited.

Anyway keep up the good work everybody...

07-07-2009, 04:50 PM
My TOM started a little because I was a bit haphazard with my pills. (The pills are mainly a formality at the moment. Bleh.)
Some people can simply keep taking their pills, and their spotting will stop. But not me. If I keep taking the week left in my pack, it will simply draaaaag out my spotting for that entire week, then go full-fledged TOM again once my pack is done. So, I'm opting to stop taking the pills and let my TOM happen.

Sadly, that means I'm gonna rock some water weight I'm sure. :(

As of this morning I was 150.6 (still..)... let's see what happens. :p

07-08-2009, 08:02 AM
I'm up .5 this morning, but not updating my ticker because my TOM should start tomorrow or the next day, and I usually retain water starting a few days before TOM.

07-08-2009, 09:28 AM
Ruby: Same. :( Up .4 back to 151.0.... but, at least I can blame it on the TOM.

07-08-2009, 10:14 AM
I came in about 300 calories over my budget yesterday, by accident...I thought I had more room. Oops. Fitday is still telling me I burned about 200 more calories than I consumed, but I don't measure my food so I always assume I'm underestimating calories and overestimating exercise. I haven't seen what the damage is on the scale yet, but will this afternoon when I hit the gym.

To all you TOM girls-- hang in there! I foresee a big water weight shedding next week and mass exodus to the 140s thread :)

07-10-2009, 08:28 AM
forestroad - From your mouth to god's ear.

Down to 155.5 this morning, 1 pound til I'm in the BMI "normal" range.

A week from today I leave to spend a week on the beach with my friends (we rented a house). I don't have high hopes for losing weight while I'm there, but I hope to be in the "normal" range before I leave and still be in the "normal" range when I return.

EDIT: I just realized that joining the BMI ranks of normalcy will coincide with achieving a 50 pound loss. Crazy. I can't believe I'm still successfully losing, and still really enjoying myself.

07-10-2009, 08:43 AM
It must be so exciting to be one pound away, Ruby! Great job!

Jelbb, those pounds are going to slide right off after your TOM ends! Just don't counteract that by eating lots of food. Like I did. Last week. ::facepalm:: Lesson learned on my part. =b

158.8 this morning. I swear, I will have a great week of low numbers (for example, I was consistently at 158.2 this whole week) and then it will just JUMP right up on my official weigh-in day. It's driving me crazy!

07-10-2009, 10:35 AM
Ruby- Sometimes I find that I actually lose weight on vacation because I am being hypervigilant and also I think my body likes the change from my normal routine. Have fun!

Civakas- I feel ya...TOM should help since your metabolism is naturally elevated, but I usually counteract that by stuffing my face with salt, peanut butter, and chocolate.

I'm taking a break from weighing until Monday. It makes me be more careful I think, since I only have one chance to weigh in and I want it to be really good. I've been bouncing around like crazy this week betw. 150 and 153...it's like every other day I'm up and I'm down. So, OP weekend and a good number on Monday!

07-10-2009, 12:17 PM
I'm currently at 153 right now. For months and months my weight seemed to be at a standstill. Then all of a sudden, my weight went down. Now I'm so afraid that its going to skyrocket back up. lol I'm a bit paranoid.

My goal is to be down into the 140's by the end of the month. ::fingerscrossed::

07-10-2009, 05:06 PM
150.0 this morning.

One. Fifty. Point. Oh.

It's like god's pointing and laughing at me while I teeter back and forth, closer but never quite across that 150 line... :p

I hope you're right! If history's any indication, as soon as my TOM stops, I ALWAYS lose at least half a pound, sometimes more like 1 or 2. We'll see what happens! This TOM seems to be sticking around, just to spite me... ;)

Good, OP weekend, and next week you and I both will shimmy down into that 140s thread. PLAN! ;)

Congrats on almost being at a normal BMI, AND for almost losing 50 lbs! What an accomplishment!!

It won't skyrocket back up without some kind of reason from you! So keep doing what you're doing, and you'll keep kicking ***! :D

07-10-2009, 05:23 PM
Jelb you are sooooooo close I bet you will make it tomorrow or the next day!!!!
as for me I am ugh back up to 160 this morning but it has to be water weight because I know I didnt go over in calories so frustrating.

07-10-2009, 06:22 PM
Jelbb- you just gave me the motivation I needed not to have that bowl of cereal I was going to eat before my nicely planned out dinner :)

07-10-2009, 11:23 PM
Haha Jelbb I'm always afraid of doing something to make my weight skyrocket. Like my 21 b-day is this tuesday and, of course, I dont feel like dieting. LOL

07-11-2009, 01:57 PM
loveLauren - happy almost 21st! If there's a day to go off plan, that's it.:D

I'm down to 154.7 today. I may be up again tomorrow, though, because last night my mom brought me a piece of my very very favorite kind of cake (white layer cake with peach-raspberry filling and butter cream frosting), and I ate most of the piece today. I didn't finish it though, because for whatever reason it wasn't really doing it for me.

Anyway, I'm working it into my plan for the day, but sometimes when I have something heavy like cake I go up even if the calories are worked in. My only mini-goal is to be below 154.5 when I leave for vacation Friday, which I don't think I'll have trouble doing unless I get all bloaty from TOM.

07-11-2009, 02:08 PM
Well, I finally got fed up with my birth control pill last night after an incident that would be way TMI to relate here. So, I'm not taking it any more. I'm prepared for this to wreak havok on my body for at least the next week, and today has so far not been pretty. I think my body just wants to be normal again for a while. After a couple months of just being, I will probably talk to my doc again and go on something very very low dose.

Anyway, weighing in on Monday and I've been pretty good these last few days. Just got back from a 6mi jog (no walking). So hopefully even with TOM I'll show some progress.

07-11-2009, 02:31 PM
Thanks Ruby! I was trying to get down to 150 by then, but I dont want to rush down to that weight and only end up gaining it all back and then some.

I weighed in at 153.0 this morning. I wasn't hungry so I just sat on my laptop all morning. When I weighed myself again, it said 152.4. That still counts.....right?? :D

07-11-2009, 03:32 PM
I ALWAYS wait about half an hour after I wake up, because I always weigh less than when I JUST wake up. Even if I've already gone to the bathroom. Isn't that weird??
Happy early 21st! And... just do everything in moderation. Enjoy a few drinks and some cake (just once slice!) on your birthday, but be PERFECT the day before and the day after to make up for it! :)

Yeah, my pill messes my system up pretty badly sometimes. Going off it for a few months might not be a bad idea.
Keep me updated on our attempts to get the **** outta this thread! ;)

I love that we're ALL all bloaty right now from TOM. Whatta pain! Hope that you stay down! :)

I weighed in at 150.2 this morning. I mean. COME ON. TOM is in full-force still, so... I really don't expect major losses here, but it's just annoying, you know? :p

07-11-2009, 05:22 PM
I think I might be too hungover to even eat after my b-day.lol I have the nastiest hangovers ever.

For some reason, I'm losing on my TOM now. I usually get bloated up a few days before, than lose during the week.

I've been drinking water like crazy and I wonder if that helps/hinders during my TOM?

07-12-2009, 07:11 PM
149.9 mid day today after eating!!

However, I fluctuate a lot so I'm not going to do any sort of happy dance yet because chances are I might be in the 150s tomorrow.

Jelbb, I totally agree with it being frustrating, but you are close and know that prob once TOM is gone, you will be outta this thread!

07-12-2009, 07:39 PM
blackbeltchica- I don't want to jinx you, but if you took it after eating hopefully it'll still be down in the morning!

I was back up to 155.0 today but also started TOM today (a day or two later than I expected), so lord knows where I'll be tomorrow.

07-12-2009, 08:50 PM
Well, the bloat of TOM is gone but it was my birthday this weekend--lots of eating out, LOTS of drinking and an ice cream cake. I'm 153.2 as of Monday morning. ... a gain of only 2.2 lbs is pretty amazing for all that I did (and didn't do.. no exercise). Back on track now!

07-13-2009, 09:04 AM
Okay. So here's my plan. If I surgically remove one of my limbs... I'm BOUND to get under 150.0, which is what I am AGAIN this morning. What in the name of CHRIST. -.-

07-13-2009, 10:25 AM
Haha stick with it Jelbb! Think of it this way--you've been at 150 for so long that you're bound to shed a bunch of pounds soon...so when you enter the 140s, it'll probably be at 147 or something wicked low like that, and you'll already have a jump start on that decade :)

I will let you know this evening where I'm at...I must admit, I cheated a bit and jumped on my bathroom scale yesterday, which is neither digital nor zero'd properly, and hard to read and usually weighs me heavier than the doctor's office scale at my gym, which I use for my official weight. I think it's going to be good...the needle was right on 150.

07-13-2009, 12:02 PM
At 154.5 this morning despite crazy bloating, meaning I am no longer overweight according to BMI! YAY!

07-13-2009, 01:25 PM
Congrats Ruby! You look awesome in your mini-goal pics, btw :)

07-13-2009, 02:10 PM
157 this morning...BLAH! but - i know i ate like crap all last week, and haven't worked out in over a week, so not really a big surprise! back on plan, and out running this week!

Ruby-your pics were really good! i left you a note in the pics thread

Forest-i saw your pics on your blog! looking good! i LOVE that stewardess dress! very flattering!

07-13-2009, 09:06 PM
149! 149! 149! 149!

07-13-2009, 09:19 PM
woo hoo! congrats!!!

07-13-2009, 09:58 PM
158.0 as of Saturday. I sooo want a loss of over a 1/2 lb for a week. I'm so close, yet so far away....

Congrats to those who are out or nearly there! Jelbb - just grab on to Forestroad's draft and you are there!

07-14-2009, 07:46 AM
Forestroad- Thanks, and congrats on 149! That's wonderful!

Skinnywish- Thanks a lot!

Today I am back up to 154.7, but between it still being the first half of TOM and yesterday being my day off from jogging, I'm feeling pretty fine about that. Hopefully I'll be back down tomorrow!

07-14-2009, 09:46 AM
Totally stalled. :cry: I don't have a scale right now, but I know I'm not losing. I'll have to reboot once I get back from Scotland.

07-14-2009, 10:10 AM
Thanks guys :)

147 this morning, post-workout pre-breakfast. I know it's not real, but it sure is nice anyway, lol. I guess it's probably safe to move down to the next thread...see y'all there!

07-14-2009, 11:31 AM
So I'm back from my week at the lake and I'm 157.4 -up 3 lbs. I'm not surprised at all. It rained the whole time so I was stuck in the cabin bored with tons of junk food (that my sisters brought up). I'm hoping that some of it is water weight since the snacks were all really salty. Time to get back on track.

07-14-2009, 11:43 AM
155.8 today, and i finally got back running last night, so i will hopefully see some big losses in the next few weeks while i get into my half marathon training!

Operation - i'm sure most of it is water weight, and a few days back on plan and it will be gone!

07-14-2009, 11:59 AM
151 as of this morning! :carrot::carrot:

07-14-2009, 01:56 PM
Omigod!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I can't even be jealous you beat me, I'm so happy for you!!! :D:D:D:D Keep it off, I'll be there in that 140s thread as soon as I can! :D

Hahaha, I'm trying, I'm trying!!! :D
It seems far, but keep working at it, and you'll be down that weight in no time. :hug:

You're in Scotland!? Oooh, exciting! Have tons of fun, and don't stress about not having a scale. Just... like you said, get 'er moving again when you get home, and make the right choices here and there. :)

Oh, pfft, it's totally bloating from all the sodium that's PACKED in that junk food. If anything, you maybe gained like ONE lb, and that'll come off with barely any effort. You can do it honey! It just sucks seeing the high weight. But it'll be gone in no time. :)

Woo! You've got me all inspired, I think I'm gonna go for a run tonight since I didn't go once last week. Maybe it'll kick up my metabolism to get some extra exercise in. Get over this plateau.

GOOD JOB!!!!!!! You're so clooooose!!!! Keep working at it!!!! :D:D:D

Ohhhh dear. I'm 150.4 again today. *big sigh* Apparently my body's rocking a bit of a plateau, so. I think I'm gonna do some calorie zig-zagging, maybe go REALLY low today, then a bit higher tomorrow... see if we can shock my system into realizing it should be LOSING. :)

07-14-2009, 03:32 PM
Thanks for all the help, Jelbb :) Those pesky 6oz will drop off soon!

07-14-2009, 11:06 PM
Wow, congrats Forestroad on getting out of the 150s!

And so many of you are soooo close.

I exercised for the first time yesterday in almost a week of birthday laziness. I was 153.2 again today. Next week I start working half-days and it will be much easier to exercise... of course, I'll be around food more often when I'm not at work so hopefully I can workout a lot and avoid too much temptation.

07-15-2009, 07:34 AM
154.0 this morning. Yaaaay for moving back down!

07-15-2009, 09:46 AM
Down to 157.8 from 158.8. I'm hoping to get down to 150 by the time work starts again (high school starts at the end of August).

07-17-2009, 01:52 AM

I am determined to shock my body. Yesterday I decided to have a free-for-all, ridiculously high spike in calories to surprise my system. I ate a hamburger, some Kraft mac 'n cheese, and movie popcorn when I went to see the new HP movie. All in all, it was a fun day.

Then, as expected, I woke up feeling bloated and icky this morning. I was 152.0 on the nose, but let's be honest, my sodium intake was probably OFF THE CHARTS from yesterday, so I wasn't too concerned. To counteract my high calorie day, I had a perfectly OP day. I ate 1,200 calories, good, healthy food, and drank lots of water. I weighed myself before bed and was 151.8.

Now that I'm back to being perfectly OP, we'll see if I can get my weight back down to 150.4... and PAST it into the 140s!!!!!

07-17-2009, 08:02 AM
151......still. :p

You know, I think the shocking your body does actually work. When I first started dieting, the first ten pounds came off super easy. But then I got stalled for months. So I decided to stop dieting and just only to eat when I was hungry and stop when I was full. I dropped five pounds. (However, I was constantly yo-yo ing between 10 pounds lost and 15. That method of dieting didn't work so well with me.)

I started calorie counting again and have already dropped four pounds.

I'm just praying that since my weight loss is slow, then it will stay off!

07-17-2009, 08:48 AM
ONE OUNCE. That's is how much I lost in the last week. =( Sadly, I don't think I'm going to lose much weight this month - my family is visiting for a couple of weeks and my plan is to just maintain.

Congrats on getting out of the 150s, Forestroad!

07-17-2009, 12:24 PM
I feel your pain. ;) I'll let you know if shocking my body worked for me. :p

Hey, maintenance is an important part of this whole thing, so I say... if you can maintain, with a sort of half-focus on your weight loss efforts, KUDOS! :)

And as for me..

I'm 151.0 on the nose this morning! I'm not sad at all to see that I'm not back down to 150.4, I know it'll come. I'm hoping this time it'll come... and GO!!! :D

07-17-2009, 02:38 PM
Hey Ladies!

I am sort of sucking at this whole weight loss thing this week...still at 155.8, so not gaining but not losing...I REALLY need to get my butt running regularly again! Not only was I losing weight, but it totally changes my body shape (less love handles, firmer legs - no cellulite on my outer thighs!)

Jelbb - Good luck! You're SO close!!! Are you working out too or just working on your food right now?

07-17-2009, 02:47 PM
Im in! Im at 156, blahh right in the middle, hoping to be out in the next 2-3 weeks. come on 140s!!

07-17-2009, 05:35 PM
Hey there chickies!

I just got out of the 160's thread cause I weighed in at 159 yesterday!
So I'm new to this thread and ready to take on the challenge to get out of the 150's. My next mini goal is 150 by september 4th!
I'll keep you posted!

07-17-2009, 11:52 PM
I was bad. I had two pieces of cheese pizza for dinner. :( I just clocked in an hour on my bike but i still feel bad so I'll probably go and work out to an exercise on demand video.

and congrats KK! Welcome to the thread!!

07-18-2009, 12:01 AM
Welcome kk140 and goodday!

loveLauren - don't feel bad about two pieces of cheese pizza! my husband and i just went to the pub for supper and shared - ribs, wings and potato skins...not to mention the 2 pints of strongbow i had!

oh dear...don't even want to weigh myself tomorrow...but ya gotta live too, right?

07-18-2009, 09:54 AM

On my way out the door and running totally late, but... omigod, omigod, omigod! We'll see if this sticks around in the next few days. ;) :carrot:

07-18-2009, 10:35 AM
Yeah, Jelbb! Always so exciting to get to a new 10!

Goodday - I'm totally jealous that you think you can get out of the 150s in 2-3 weeks! I haven't been able to lose that fast in quite a while....

I'm happy to be at 157.0 today. I lost a whole pound this week, which is exciting :) I'd really like to be at 155 before my next TOM in a week and a half.

07-18-2009, 12:28 PM
Jelbb!!!! - I'm so jealous, but GOOD WORK!

07-18-2009, 01:02 PM
Nice work Jelbb!! I'm super jealous but totally proud that you made it. :carrot: ;)

I weighed in still at 151. although I did go from 151.8 yesterday to 151.6 today. Progress, right??

07-18-2009, 01:13 PM
Jelbb- That's fabulous! The 140s thread needs some livening up :)


07-18-2009, 01:25 PM
Jelbb! how amazing!! congrats! So close to your mini goal too!

07-20-2009, 12:25 PM

sonofabeach. but it could be worse, I guess. Only one pound for a pint of ice cream, pepsi, medium fries and some tacos, right??

07-21-2009, 12:55 PM
157 this morning and last night but official weigh-in is thursday. It's weird because I went to a wedding on saturday and when I added up the points I felt like i messed up BIGTIME!! I promised myself to do 30DS every day this week as opposed to 4 times to compensate for the wedding but now that I saw the numbers on the scale move down I don't feel like working out anymore :(

07-21-2009, 01:56 PM
Aurora, Skinny, Forest, Lauren, kk140:
Thanks for the congrats!!!!! :D

Soooooo needs livening up. It's just like.. you and me in there!

With all that jazz, it's probably just a ton of water weight you're holding onto. Sodium galore in that stuff! Keep working at it, have some really great OP days, and drink tons of water. You'll be down with me and Forest in NO time!!! :D

Yay! Yeah, I'm so close to being back at my lowest weight since my second year of university... and even then, I only made it to 147-148... before that... I hadn't been that low since... high school! Grade 12!! :o
I have that problem too, to be honest. Falling off the wagon as a celebratory thing. It's a REALLY bad habit, and really counter-productive. :(
What I would say, take it or leave it... is still do the 30DS 4 times, like you normally would. If I make exercise too painful for myself, I'm more likely to fall off the wagon. So, do it as many times as you normally would... but don't force yourself to do a ton more to compensate for ONE off-plan day, you know?

Let us all know how it goes!!! I hope you make it down to 155 before then!! :D

I think I speak for Forest AND myself when I say... we can't wait to see you all down in the 140s thread, because they don't post NEARLY as obsessively as us ladies do. ;) WE MISS YOU! Which is why we both keep on posting here, hehehe.
Can't wait to see you all down there!
'Specially you Lauren, since you're super super close! Keep working at it!

07-21-2009, 02:33 PM
I think I speak for Forest AND myself when I say... we can't wait to see you all down in the 140s thread, because they don't post NEARLY as obsessively as us ladies do. ;) WE MISS YOU! Which is why we both keep on posting here, hehehe.
Can't wait to see you all down there!
'Specially you Lauren, since you're super super close! Keep working at it!


07-21-2009, 06:05 PM
Jelbb and Forest, I think everyone in here can't wait to join you two as well!!

07-21-2009, 08:25 PM
I agree... can't wait to get out of here (no offense to my 150-something friends :D)! STILL 152 today. Sigh. Yesterday I only ate 1200 and went hiking... no change. Today is my first half-day of work and I'll keep this up for the next 5 weeks so I plan on exercising A LOT.

07-21-2009, 09:32 PM
awww i cant wait to ge to the 140's thread too. 151 again. one whole week and not one pound lost. sigh.

currently, i'm trying not to scarf down that pizza in my living room. i just keep chanting 'must not eat the pizza. must not eat the pizza. mustnot eat the pizza'

07-21-2009, 09:48 PM
Forest and I wanna start a party in the 140's thread and we need you. ;)

Go brush your teeth! Go drink a gallon of water! Go find something to do with your hands! Go for a walk! Get away from the smell! Go to the goal forums and check out the goal pics!!! :D;)

07-21-2009, 10:30 PM
haha i'm still holding out right now. i'm currently cleaning my bedroom and doing laundry. i just keep hoping the b.f. eats it all! lol

i went out and bought a ton of healthy food and picked up a pound of ground turkey. i heard it was a healthy substitute for ground beef so we'll see. i'm praying the scale moves tomorrow. come on 150!

07-21-2009, 11:01 PM
As long as it's ground turkey BREAST, it's fantastic. If it's just normal ground turkey, it's probably ground with the skin on... in which case it's about as bad as ground beef fat-wise, I think... I think.. I learned that on the Biggest Loser, hahaha. God, I'm lame.

And... KUDOS for not eating the pizza! Fight the power, sistah! :D
I hope the scale moves for you tomorrow! Check in! <3 :hug:

07-21-2009, 11:32 PM
A little OT, but I read in Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food that the link between dietary fat and body fat has been pretty much debunked, with one exception: trans fat. So unless there's a big difference in trans fat content betw. ground beef and ground turkey, you're probably ok eating whichever one you like better, as long as your'e not eating way more calories of one than the other. But that's just if you believe Michael Pollan.

07-21-2009, 11:33 PM
A little OT, but I read in Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food that the link between dietary fat and body fat has been pretty much debunked, with one exception: trans fat. So unless there's a big difference in trans fat content betw. ground beef and ground turkey, you're probably ok eating whichever one you like better, as long as your'e not eating way more calories of one than the other. But that's just if you believe Michael Pollan.

07-21-2009, 11:35 PM
Oops, hit the submit button twice.

07-21-2009, 11:36 PM
Hmmm. If there isn't any skin mixed in with the ground turkey (if it's turkey breast) then there's probably VERY little fat in the turkey at all... but if it's got the same amount of fat as beef, then yeah, I agree. Probably not really a huge difference which one you're eating. :)

07-22-2009, 12:10 PM
I'm pretty sure I got the fatty kind. lol :( ah well, at least i'll know which kind to get next time

and as of this morning, i am 150 pounds! :carrot::carrot:

07-22-2009, 12:26 PM
lauren - you are so close! nice work on the no pizza willpower...you're a stronger woman than i :D

jelbb and forest - i think it's awesome that you guys are still hanging with us over here! just motivate us all on over to the 140s thread! then we'll have a party!

i weighed it at 155.2 this morn, so a wee bit down. went for a 5km run last night, first week of half marathon training. it felt good!

07-22-2009, 04:07 PM
150, woman!!! You're SO close! I can't wait to see you over in the 140s thread in a day or two! If THAT doesn't motivate you to be perfectly OP, I don't know what will!!!! YAAAAY!!!!!
As for the turkey... well, you can look the ground turkey BREAST next time, and it'll be super super low fat for ya. :)

Yay for being a wee bit down! Congrats! You'll be down to the 140s in no time!
And yeah, I think we miss this thread, hehehe. Not QUITE enough to gain the two lbs back, but enough to be big ol' imposters in the 150s thread, hehehe.

07-22-2009, 04:46 PM
I just want to say, don't give up you can do it.

07-22-2009, 10:10 PM
My dog went to the groomer today, and I skipped the gym to pick him up (I always want him back right away) and because it was raining and the traffic was bad.

I told myself I would go to the gym later, but I knew I was lying. Thing is, yesterday was my "off" day, so I really needed to go. But... I got bored, and the dog was ignoring me (being at the groomer all day makes him tired) so I went anyway!

I'm kind of pleased with myself, since I don't like to go to the gym after I've been home for awhile. And I'm on track for another loss this week, which is even better :)

07-23-2009, 10:24 AM
I've been on vacation since last Friday and don't have a scale here, but I can tell you all that when I do get back on Saturday or Sunday, it's not going to be pretty. Dessert and beer most nights, oh lord.

The good thing is that I'm not binging though, and I'm being pretty reasonable during the day, so it won't be as bad as it could be.

07-23-2009, 10:29 AM
ruby - sometimes you just need a beer and dessert phase...you'll be back at it in no time, and probably see a big loss, as sometimes the body needs those extra calories to shock the system!

Aurora - WTG on hitting up the gym on your off day!

i saw a loss this morning - 154.6lb, FINALLY under 155! 140s, here i come!

07-23-2009, 12:18 PM
158.2 this morning! we're getting there!!

07-23-2009, 01:45 PM
Kudos on going anyhow, even tho you weren't feeling it! That's inspiring will power right there. :D

If you're being pretty reasonable during the day, chances are it won't be quite as bad as you think! My beer-infested weekends haven't been killing me quite as much as I've been expecting them to, so maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised as well. :)

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just a few more honey!!! :D

!!! Yay!! Isn't that down from 159, or 159.something??? Way to go!! Gotta love seeing that scale moving in the right direction, eh? :)

07-24-2009, 12:19 AM
down from 159.4!
lol i love that you say eh! (i'm canadian too!)

07-24-2009, 12:34 AM
Hahahaha, yeah, I'm sorry, saying "eh" is one of those things that I just will not argue with people about. It's not just a stereotype. I totally do say it all the time. We don't say "aboot" tho, we just don't say "ab-ow-t!" :p

Are you from Ontario by any chance?

And, CONGRATS on being down! Man, look at your mini goals! You're gonna hit your GOAL before your Halloween mini goal!!!

07-24-2009, 12:51 AM
there is totally nothing wrong with saying eh...i agree, it's not a stereotype, totally true and proud of it, eh?

i just went for my 4km run (more canadian-ism) in 30 degree temp (more canadian) i'm sure that's not hot for some of you southerners, but for an alberta girl like myself, sweltering! needless to say, the run kicked my ***, but i did it!

oh, and i bought size 10 shorts at ricki's today! down from a 12...woot!

07-24-2009, 12:17 PM
After a visit to my parents house (and some bad food choices), I'm at 158.2 (up from 157.8). Could be worse. I really feel like I need to get serious!! :( It's so funny b/c it feels SO HARD, but it's all in my control.

07-24-2009, 09:54 PM
156.8 this morning. My family is visiting and so far I've made good food choices, so I'm happy. My sister greeted me at the airport with "You look emaciated!" LOL.

07-25-2009, 11:46 AM
156.5.... I was hoping to be down to 156, since TOM starts next week, but I'll take it. I'm going to try Midol to see if it really reduces the bloat. Can't wait to be in the lower 150s!!!

Canadians should say eh. It helps we Americans to recognize you ;) I also enjoy when the Scots say "em."

It's storming outside and my puppydog is NOT HAPPY. Plus it means my running buddy and I will have to cancel our long run. Le sigh. Off to the gym with me!

07-25-2009, 02:39 PM
I think I'm stalled. 150.4 granted, its .4 less than it was, it still stinks...being so close to getting out of the 150's is like having to sneeze. And then you cant and your nose is left all stuffy and runny.

Looks like its going to rain for me too. on the plus side, i have the whole weekend off. yay me! :D

ahope2277: i know exactly how you feel. i keep telling myself that no one is twisting my arm and forcing me to eat crap (when i do). my only salvation is watching my weight go down. (which its not right now....) that and low cal. stuff like 10 calorie jello. :T

07-25-2009, 02:56 PM
Bah, the thing about Canada is that we get hot AND sensationally humid... 30 degrees plus the humidex is just... disgusting. I hate going for runs in that kinda weather. :(
And congrats on being in a size 10! That's super exciting!!!

Yeah, sometimes it seems so trivial. Control what you eat, get in some exercise, and ta-haa... you're done.
But other times... god, it just seems impossible, doesn't it? :(

Hahaha, I think anyone looks emaciated if you have a picture of them in your head 30 lbs heavier! I'm sure you look fabulous! :D

Ick, TOM blows. Pound a ton of water as well, hopefully that'll help.

Hey, 150.4, that's where I stalled, heehee. How long have you been there?
If you're there for more than a week, and you're being really PERFECT, eating-wise, I'd try a calorie shock to your system. Only if you've been being perfectly on-plan. If you haven't, a binge day might be counter-productive.
But if you've been eating well and such, and your body is just not moving, having a day where you eat a few junky things and up your calorie intake by a good amount, to sort of... kick your metabolism into gear can be really effective. It got me outta my plateau.
Warning tho, depending upon what you eat, you may retain some sodium bloat for a couple of days. I know I did, lol. :) But when that was over and done with, and after being perfect for another couple days, I was down to 149! :)

07-26-2009, 10:20 AM
Whoa. After a week of vacation, during which time I ate tons of s'mores, pizza, ice cream, and a variety of other unhealthy things (mmm cheesecake), and drank a bunch of beer most nights, I got back last night and weighed in this morning at . . .

153.7. I only gained .2 lbs. I'm ecstatic!

07-26-2009, 10:27 AM
I feel like all of us keep expecting our weights to shoot back up to wherever they were back when we used to eat garbage a little more consistently every time we have really "bad" food nights... it's amazing to see our bodies and metabolisms adjusting...!
Congrats on the teensy infinitesimal, minuscule gain!

07-26-2009, 10:51 AM
yep, i'm with ya ruby! after my Montana's feast on Friday and my family supper last night (can you say potato salad and ice cream cake?) i am DOWN 0.2 today to 154.0!!!!

07-26-2009, 11:12 AM
:carrot: CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! :carrot:

07-26-2009, 03:33 PM
156.0 for me today :) And I totally had 3 Ghiradelli caramel squares AND a 140 calorie serving of chocolate ice cream yesterday... both within my calories, of course, mwhahaha.

07-26-2009, 07:13 PM
ok totally freaking out!!!
I don't feel super light today but I jumped on the scale just for fun and i'm at 161!! What is that??? I'm not leaving this thread for 160's again, no way!
Sorry about the whining I just don't understand!!!
How did i jump 3 pounds in 2 days. Actually I weighed myself tuesday and i was 155. Why is my weight going crazy??
I'm so sad :(

As for being Canadian... I totally day eh! But you're right Jelbb, we don't say abooot...
I'm from Quebec though..

07-26-2009, 09:52 PM
was it your normal weighing time? did you eat a lot of sodium? i think someone else had a mini-freak out from weighing mid-day and found a loss at their normal weighing time.... i'm sure it will be the same for you!!!

07-27-2009, 12:56 AM
WTG Aurora!!! :D

I concur what Aurora said. There are so many factors that could affect it...
A lot of people weigh themselves in the afternoon, and it always shocks me that they're surprised that they weigh more. Despite the fact that they JUST ate lunch, and then had a bottle of water.
A LOT of people forget to factor in the weight of the food and liquid you've just eaten/drank!
Or, it could be sodium-induced water retention... ick, never fun.

Anyhow, don't stress. You didn't gain that much fat overnight. :) Don't stress now, weigh in again later. Preferably, first thing in the morning after a bathroom trip. ;) :hug:

07-27-2009, 09:39 AM
Whoa. Down to 151.7 today. I guess a week of eating lots and food and beer was EXACTLY what I needed.

Hopefully I'll see the 140s in the next week or so!

07-27-2009, 10:06 AM
Ruby - nice work! sometimes that's all our bodies need! you're getting so close to the 140s...

Aurora - it's always nice when we can eat candy and lose, hey?? good work!

kk140 - see all above advice. totally true, no way you coulda gained that much fat!

Me - 154 on the nose again...pretty good for post wknd!

07-27-2009, 12:02 PM
Congrats Ruby!

And thanks to skinny, jelbb and aurora for the support during my mini meltdown!
I was at 157 this morning. I try not to weigh myself during the week and save the "surprise" for my WW meeting but I get tempted sometimes!

07-27-2009, 12:26 PM
forgot to check in on friday (weigh day) bc i had to leave for chicago for the weekend, BUT i was down another 3.5lbs to 153!! i am dyinggg to get into the 140s by the time i go home for the weekend (aug 7th), hopefully i can work my way there!

great job everyone, lets power through to a new decade :)

07-27-2009, 01:29 PM
hi ladies, just wanted to let you know that i will finally be joining you! i am so excited to be out of the 160's, this morning was my official WI day and the scale said 159.5 (first mini goal and my lowest weight since high school)! i can't wait to try to get to the 140's with you!

07-27-2009, 02:01 PM
fashinjunkie - congrats and welcome!!

07-27-2009, 09:23 PM
hi ladies, just wanted to let you know that i will finally be joining you! i am so excited to be out of the 160's, this morning was my official WI day and the scale said 159.5 (first mini goal and my lowest weight since high school)! i can't wait to try to get to the 140's with you!


As for me. :( I've been off the wagon, and I'll wiegh in Friday. And see were I'm at. I'm sorry to say, I feel disapointed with myself.

But, I'm going to start my plan tomarrow. So, we'll see how I do. :)

07-27-2009, 09:59 PM
SnowWolf ~ I just noticed that you are 5'10" tall and only 154 lbs. Hmmm, I was thinking that would be a good weight for someone your height. Who told you that you needed to lose weight?

Since you are still in your teens, maybe you could try just cutting out the junkies and fried foods for awhile; and even if you trimmed down to 150 or 145 even, you would probably look quite slim. I think that would be all you need to do, plus a bit of toning here and there; maybe try some race-walking and some hand weights & stretchie bands. Nothing major ...

That is what my doctor told me in my teens; I didn't go on a diet per se; just cut out all the junk and pop (switched to diet soda or water) and I lost 25 lbs just doing that; but I was much, much shorter than you are, and the same weight you are now when I started.

What do you think? :hug:ROSEBUD:hug:

07-28-2009, 02:30 AM
ROSEBUD, No well no one has really told me to lose wieght. They say I should. I have a skinny face and shoulders thanks to my mom...but the rest of my body... I think I'm a pear...that or an hourglass. Everyone who knows me knows I'm alittle chunky. I've been like this my whole life and it really effects me, Rose.

*smiles* Nah, I really wouldn't look slim...well I don't know. I'm just going to work on my body and see what I like. We don't normally have junk around my house...but I am tempted. I usually never drink soda because it's never around. But I do overeat. :) And I'm not dieting just doing intuitive eating. Well I was...I've been soooo bad this week. :( I feel sad and blouted right now. And stressed. But tomarrow is a new day. :)

But thank you so much, Rosebud. I think the problem is I have a smaller bone structure even for my height in the waist area. It feels like my body is layered with fat. :( I'm not skinny at all.

thanks Rose.:hug: Hopfully I can have a before and after someday!

07-28-2009, 10:15 AM
new low! 153.8lb!!! i'm so excited, the running is really paying off, cause my eating has only been ok....less than four pounds til i'm out fo the 150s!!

07-28-2009, 10:34 AM
Welcome. :)

Justwant2behealthy & Snowwolf:
It makes me happy when people address these things, because it proves that we actually CARE about each other in this place. :) Totally amazing.
But yeah, I think she's just expressing concern for your goal of losing 24 lbs in case you don't have 24 lbs to lose... most experts would say a 5'10" girl of 130 lbs is underweight. You might find that when you hit 140-145, you're looking pretty amazing! ;)
But like you said, you may have a very small frame, and still be carrying lots of weight... we can't really know, and as a result we can't give you educated opinions. Just try to make sure you go about things healthily. :) And we're all here for you! :hug:

Way to go honey!!! You're losing like mad!!!

And as for me....
I, on the other hand, am suddenly 149.8... thank you very much to the emergence of my TOM. I'm all lovely bloated. You should've seen the faces I was pulling trying to get my ring off of my finger this morning..... ouchies. I think I'm gonna take a bit of a hiatus from weighing myself for a few days, might make me happier if I'm not seeing my super high bloaty numbers. :)

07-28-2009, 03:52 PM
I had a "bad" sub from subway yesterday. I'm still at 150.4 however. That number is going to haunt me in my sleep.lol

Jellb I never weigh myself during the lead up to my TOM. But for some reason i gain weight before, but afterwards, my weigh shoots down. it's weird

welcome to the thread fashinjunkie!

And I agree with snowwolf. I feel i'm much better at losing weigh when i don't diet. When I do decide to do weigh watchers or the fat smash diet, I feel like I'm restricting myself. I'm much better at watching what I eat. that way i dont feel like i'm depriving myself of anything.

07-28-2009, 06:34 PM
new low! 153.8lb!!! i'm so excited, the running is really paying off, cause my eating has only been ok....less than four pounds til i'm out fo the 150s!!

:carrot: Congradulations!!! How long have you been running?

07-28-2009, 06:43 PM
Jelbb, awwww.:hug: Thank you, that's really good to hear, I needed that. Thankyou guys so much, but I'm positive I'm not going to at a perfect wieght when I reach 140-145, well what can I say I'm not there, but I know my body, you know what I'm saying? I'll still have some extra pounds flouting around even at that wieght. I'll see when I loss weight. I just want to do what ever is healthy for my body, for now I'm not worried about it, becuase no matter what I'm doing only good for my body. :)

:hug: Thanks again, Jelbb and ROSEBUD. I apprietate all of your support so much.

07-28-2009, 06:46 PM
LoveLauren Me too, when you just get healthy things in the right amounts during the day and exercise I think you do much better then diets. :) Diets are depriving your body anyway, and if you go off of a diet your body wants to get fatter becuase it's in servival mode.

07-28-2009, 08:23 PM
snowwolf- thanks! and i know how it feels to fall off the wagon, that was me a couple weeks ago. but, it will be ok just get right back on and try not to dwell on it too much!

skinnywish- thanks for the welcome, and congrats! less 4 lbs to go thats awesome!!

jelbb- wow i haven't seen the 140's in my adult years i would love to see that on the scale! but i know exactly what you mean about taking a hiatus from weighing. i have to do that every now and then to keep myself sane.

lovelauren- thanks for the welcome too! sorry about the bad sub, i had subway today im ok so far lol. but 150.4 wow you are so close you'll be outta here in no time!

well i weighed myself this morning and i'm still 159.5. i am really glad because i was afraid that i might've jumped the gun and when i weighed myself this morning i would have gone up 3 lbs or something since my body has been known to do that lol. but i'm glad i'm still here keep up the hard work girls!

07-28-2009, 08:46 PM
Yeah, this is the first time I've been in the 140s for any good amount of time for about... 3 years or so....?
But I was solidly in the 150s thread a few weeks back, and there are only two of us who post in the 140s thread, so I still hang out here with the ladies who I hope will be joining us in the 140 thread soon. :D Including yourself!!!

I'm happy to hear you say all those things about not hurting your body, and only doing good, that's great! I totally support your efforts, and hope you kick some weightloss @ss. :p

07-28-2009, 08:51 PM
I bought a pencil skirt today! And it looks cute :) It's next to impossible to find a pencil skirt that looks nice when you have big hips, so I am excited and feeling skinny, haha.

I *think* the Midol might be reducing the TOM bloat. But the real test will be the next 2 days.

Glad you all are kicking a** and taking names, too :)

07-28-2009, 08:52 PM
SnowWolf - Congradulations!!! How long have you been running?

THanks! I started running (C25K) in April, and will be running a 10km in Aug and Half Marathon in October. It is HARD work, but totally worth it. No other exercise changes my body shape as much as running...so more love handles!

07-28-2009, 10:51 PM
Ohhhmigod, pencil skirts are sooo adorable!
I bet it just looks fabulous on you! :) While I find (as someone with major hips) that finding pencil skirts that fit well is hard... when you DO find one, and you rock some awesome hips, they look GREAT. :)
And I feel your pain on the TOM bloat. And mine's just started! Ick! Hope I feel okay during my job interview tomorrow, and fit into my new black dress pants despite the bloat...!

I see that C25K thing all over the place... what IS it exactly??

07-28-2009, 10:56 PM
fashinjunkie09], :) your welcome. Yeah, I hear you, just got to keep going. I feel much better today. Few, I'm getting back on that horse.

Jelbb,awww, thank you so much.:hug: I want only a healthy body, not a sick one. Haha, thanks, go kick some butt too! :)

skinnywish, Yikes! Wow, keep it up! :) I want to start running soon...or start jogging then run. Do you run every day?

07-28-2009, 11:46 PM
Jelbb and SnowWolf - C25K means Couch to 5km. it's a running plan that starts you out at like 30 sec run/90 sec walk intervals, three times a week, until eventually you are running 30 minutes 3 times a week. i am SO not a runner, and it worked awesome for me! i ran for 45 minutes last night! if you google it, you can find the program, or PM me and i can give it to you!

i am now into my half marathon training which is 4 runs per week, including your "long run" on the weekend. you are also supposed to have one cross training day and two rest days, but i haven't really been cross training yet besides walking my new puppy!

07-29-2009, 12:54 AM
Oh man, I wish I could run. :D I get so out of breath, I'm afriad someone might stop me and ask if I'm having a stroke. lol. I did try running once but I have terrible knees. Not to mention, the chest ladies protest too much...... :D

And I wish I could rock a pencil skirt. My hips are pretty big so finding clothes (especially pants) are always hard. Either they fit perfectly around my hips/waist and are loose on the legs, or vice versa.

I can't wait to get down in the 140 thread with you Jelbb! I'm thisclose! And good luck on the job interview tomorrow. Before I got my job, I once told a guy I went out drinking the week before. He said he liked my honesty and it was refreshing because he could tell when other young people lied to him. Yeah.....I didn't get the job. I was upset at first, but now its a funny story of me not keeping my big mouth shut :blah:

07-29-2009, 01:11 AM
I think I'd like to try that! I'm gonna look it up online! :o

Hahaha, the drinking thing made me giggle. Well, as long as the rest of your answers exude professionality, I don't see why you couldn't admit to going out on a weekend, as long as it doesn't hinder your performance in any way! :D
I'll try to keep the drinking fests on the down-low at the interview tomorrow tho. ;) I've been reading "common interview questions" all evening and mentally rehearsing answers. Makes me feel more prepared, and I usually get asked many of them. :) I tend to be a nervous WRECK during them, but I always SEEM really calm and collected (or so I've been told)... and my answers are a bit rehearsed, so I usually get jobs I interview for. *fingers crossed!*

Hope to see you in that 140s thread supah soon! :D

07-29-2009, 01:20 AM
Jelbb - you should totally do it...it's awesome, especially if you're not a runner...it'll make you one!

07-29-2009, 02:47 AM
Skinny, I'm so down for that! I'm going to start tomarrow. hehehe.
What type of puppy do you have? :)

loveLauren, haha that's funny. I'm sure that had nothing to do with it though. :)

07-29-2009, 07:22 AM
158.2 to 157.8... getting a LITTLE closer. If I can keep up little loses through the week, it will give me more motivation to not do badly on the weekend. I don 't want to start in the hole again!

07-29-2009, 10:18 AM
SnowWolf - i have a brand new 8 week yellow lab, so she's lots of fun, but not quite ready for the long runs yet!

ahope - those little losses all add up! and i hear you on the weekend thing...they always suck eating wise for me too!

07-29-2009, 10:41 AM
Down to 150.7 today. I am sooooooo excited. I'm hoping to be in the 140s by Saturday, which is when I move to a new town.

I have off from work this week, and I find it much much easier to control my eating when I don't have coworkers shoving food in my face all day. It also means I get to jog in the mid-morning, which is my favorite time to work out.


07-29-2009, 10:57 AM
Ruby - yay!!! you're SO close!

07-29-2009, 01:51 PM
skinnywish, awwww. :) So cute, I love dogs.

RubyGuggenheim, awesome! Keep going!

07-29-2009, 08:32 PM
Nice job, Ruby, I'm jealous!

Thanks, Jelbb! I did look pretty good in my new outfit ;) And it's so nice to put on something pretty with the TOM bloat, haha. I got compliments from coworkers, too! It is hard to find a pencil skirt that doesn't gap in the waist & feel too tight in the hips. This one is from The Limited.

Skinny - Puppies are so cute and so much work! Good luck with the training.

07-29-2009, 11:18 PM
I did the first leg of the C25K today. It felt really weird for me. I'm so used to running the track at a consistent pace until I want to die... that stopping and walking for a minute and a half for every minute that I ran was weird. But it did keep me going for the full 20 minutes with minimal pain, and no cramps.
There was a guy training for football on the pitch tho, and he kept looking at me, and I felt all self-conscious like, "This guy thinks I can't run a full lap of this track without a minute and a half of breathing time.........." :D

Pshaw, half a pound is a good loss in any weigh-in, congrats to you!!!! :carrot: Keep at 'er, honey!

Congrats! Keep up the losses, you're SO close to joining Elise and I in the 140s!!!!

Oooh! I want pics of this pretty new outfit!
And I agree, sometimes when you're rocking that TOM bloat, nothing feels better than donning something DAMN cute!!! :D

07-29-2009, 11:22 PM
Jelbb - i hear ya, totally wanted to go longer or skip weeks of the program, but it seriously works...trust me!

Aurora - i agree! we need picks of the skirt! i also have a small waist and big hips, and can't imagine a pencil skirt that fits properly...where do you get it?