LA Weight Loss - LAWL Friends and Losers Thread July 13th- July 19th

07-13-2009, 10:38 AM
Morning guys!!

07-13-2009, 10:41 AM
Morning everyone!

I am proud to say I am hurting!! I did the shred and it works!! AHH!! I was told the first few days are killer, but to keep it up! It's funny, as I was going through it, although it as tough to keep going with no breaks, the exercises were very simple, yet EFFECTIVE!

Well, off to eatsome breakfast, get some sun, and take on day 2!!

07-13-2009, 11:10 AM
Good morning.Hope everyone is doing well.I have been away for a while.Alotr of emotional stuff going on.It has been tough staying OP with the kids being on Summer break.I have gained 3 pounds and I feel like my stomach is constantly bloated from eating all theses random starches.Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get rid of sugar cravings?I think you can use B-6 or B-12 but I can't remember.I am going to try and get OP today so wish me luck.One step at a time is what I am thinking.On a good note I have been exercising at least 3 times a week varying it between yoga and cardio.I want to start adding some weight lifting in soon to try and tone things up.

07-13-2009, 11:52 AM
Hey gang..

busy weekend.. Had some "me time" and took a huge hike with an old friend. While the hike itself was only about 9 miles, it was up the La Luz Trail on the west face of Sandia Peak mountain. Started at about 6500 ft. and ended at 10,000+.

For all the years I've live in ABQ, I'd never tried it.. We certainly didn't break any records as my friend Dave needed to stop every so often to let his pulse slow down, but it was a great time and left me with a big sense of accomplishment.

Yesterday I made low fat, low cal English muffins and they turned out pretty well.. I will post the recipe in the recipe files...

Mama Nicole
07-13-2009, 01:53 PM
Hi friends. I am back from camping and I lived to tell about it. I have a love/hate relationship with camping. It rained every day, but not the whole day or night, so it was manageable. One thing I did that was AWESOME was float down the Huzzah and Meremac Rivers on a tube. It was really fun. One run was 4 miles, and one was 1 mile. What fun. Anyway, I am back OP tomorrow. I have had a lurking fear of heart disease lately that is making me want to get healthy, even more that having my clothes fit I am going to try again.

I hope you all had a good weekend, and I say, lets have a kick a$$ WL week :)

07-13-2009, 02:46 PM
Hey guys.

I have yet to exercise today. I am still hurting from the Shred yesterday and am dreading doing it again today. UGH.

Now of course I am hungry as I let time get away from me looking up stuff for school, and will try not to binge for lunch. Good thing is there isn't anything "bad" in the house to binge on!

I was going to grill cheddarwurst for dinner tonight, but decided I am having chicken sausage. Something like 100 calories less, and 20g of fat less. Between that and baked doritoes, I will be saving some workout time!!!

07-13-2009, 03:37 PM
Happy Monday everyone!!!

Katie - Emily LOVES being a big sister! She even hates when I take the baby to daycare even though Emily's preschool is in the same building. She always says that she loves her baby Sarah soooooo much :-)

Nicole - I'm with you on trying to lose weight now more for the healthy part of it than the fitting in my clothes part.

Amy - I'll have to look for that workout. It sounds great!

Dan - Great job on the hike! That sounds like a lot of fun!

Lori - I don't know about getting rid of sugar cravings, but I'm curious! It is so hard to stay OP when I'm at home with the kids, too.

Okay...back to work. Have a good one!

07-13-2009, 03:51 PM
Good Monday to you all!!! I am loosing slowly but surely but it is very frustrating sometimes. I know loosing slow is the best way and let me be clear I am happy I am loosing instead of gaining. I just wantes to say it well type it. I have not been exercising as much as I was an not getting in all my water but I am going to do that this week. I went for a walk/jog yesterday so thats one day down. Anyway wish loosing was as easy as gaining...

Amy- great job on the 30 day shred I still have not bought it but I have done Jillians other DVD's and yes I can imagine crying too

Nicole- more power to you for camping with any rain. I am not an outdoor girl at all..

Tina- I love your little girls picture. That is great that your older child is excited about your new baby.

Lori- I read that drinking plenty of water and trying to distract yoruself is the easiest thing to do to help with the sugar cravings. Scientist believe a craving last only 5 minutes so if you distract yourself you will forget about it?? Who knows.

DAn- wow that some hike!!!

07-13-2009, 03:58 PM
Amy M, don't be so hard on yourself! You have lost 37 lbs since what? March? So I'm guessing you are averaging just under 10 lbs a month which is incredible! At my fastest I think I lost 6-7 lbs a month and could not keep that pace more than a few months so please be thrilled with your progress!

I am ready to lose some weight now after losing the smokes...I
I have about 5 months before I really gotta start the wedding dress shopping and I want to lose 40 lbs before that...soooo whether I can pull it off or not that is what I am hoping for!

07-13-2009, 04:04 PM
Amy- You are doing fabulous with your exercising. You seem to be so on track. I think that is so awesome!

Lori- I ate healthy all weekend but felt really bloated. I did have a few wine spritzers so I think they were the culprit. I am going to blame the soda water...

Nicole- I enjoy camping but when it's raining, I have a hard time enjoying it. It sounds like you still had a pretty good time.

Hey did anyone buy the supplements when they started with LAWL? If you did, do you think they helped you thru food cravings or were they just vitamin supplements?

So I am leaving for Vegas Saturday instead of Monday. I am going for four days. I have to behave all week and definitely drink all my water. I realy want to do some shopping and with the heat there, my whole body will probably swell up.....
I still can't wait for a week away from the office....
We are taking our teenagers there. I hope we find enough to do without spending an arm and a leg. I want to spend one night having fun in the casino with my DH. Any of you ever been there and have some advice?

Okay gotta run,


Mama Nicole
07-13-2009, 04:10 PM
Wow, Katie....sounds like you had quite an adventurous weekend. My DH has to put up with my famiy all the time, so I always smile when you mention your weekends with the kids, DH, and your sisters :) I consider myself pretty lucky cuz my DH actually likes my family :) Was the tire blow out scary? I worry about that, as we travel via car quite a bit.

Hooray for Kristen......still smoke free :) good to have you back. I am so happy for you that you were able to work things out with your Dad. Finding out someone you love is sick really is a reality check, isn't it? Congrats on your new comittment to taking better care of yourself :) did the hypnosis go? We are all on the edge of our seats, waiting to hear about it :)

Amy......I love NOT camping......but my kids and DH LOVE I have learned to appreciate the fun in it. It really was a whole lot nicer this time, as I had no babies with me. That is a first in about 20 years :)

Ok, I have to go lie down........I have a touch of the stomach flu today, and it is kicking my butt. I will check in later, and you will see a lot of me in the next few weeks, as I will need all the inspiration and encouragement as possible as I begin, once again, to take care of me :)

07-13-2009, 05:39 PM
Nicole, First meeting with hypno lady is tomorrow. Then Thursday there is a group meeting and then another individual meeting after the conference thingie. So I'm a bit wondering how it will go myself.

Joan, I bought the supplements. There was more than vitamens in them though. Some of them had St. John's Wort, which is a known mood enhancer and also some things rather close to diet pills in others. They kept reformulating them though. I found them helpful.

I always found doing a TO knocked out sugar cravings when I spiraled out of control on starches. Of course just threatening myself with a TO is also an effective technique too. HA!

Joan, I've taken teens to Las Vegas before (only girls though). Lots of shopping that the girls loved, also they enjoyed the pool area a great deal, and also we had a good time all together seeing some shows. We went to a place which I think was called tickets tonight or something like that and they had highly discounted show tickets for many different places (not all shows could be purchased through them). We got some very reasonably priced Celine Dion tickets and the girls enjoyed that the most I think. However that was a bit of a splurge. Lost Wages is very hard on the wallet, as it seems that there are tons of cool things to do that all cost money, so just be sure your kids understand that before they get there. Oh and there are some pretty scary roller coasters and things that teens also love. We spent some money on that too. I actually did that terrifying big shot where you are 110 stories up and they shoot you up another couple of stories and then let you free fall down in the harness... and you see nothing below your feet but air... I screamed like the little girl I am inside that is for sure.

07-13-2009, 06:15 PM
Good Afternoon Everyone. Just wanted to hop on real quick before I leave for the day. Was on vacation last week. Had 10 grandkids one day, 4 for the next 3 and 2 for the remainder of the week. There is a reason that we have kids when we are young!! Didn't eat the best and didn't exercise like I wanted to but figured I'd do better this week. I tried to be mindful of what I was putting in my mouth but I had my slip ups too.

Anyway, I'll check back in tomorrow after I've caught up a little more at work. Have a good night all.

Repo girl
07-13-2009, 07:39 PM
Amy- You are doing fabulous with your exercising. You seem to be so on track. I think that is so awesome!

Lori- I ate healthy all weekend but felt really bloated. I did have a few wine spritzers so I think they were the culprit. I am going to blame the soda water...

Nicole- I enjoy camping but when it's raining, I have a hard time enjoying it. It sounds like you still had a pretty good time.

Hey did anyone buy the supplements when they started with LAWL? If you did, do you think they helped you thru food cravings or were they just vitamin supplements?

So I am leaving for Vegas Saturday instead of Monday. I am going for four days. I have to behave all week and definitely drink all my water. I realy want to do some shopping and with the heat there, my whole body will probably swell up.....
I still can't wait for a week away from the office....
We are taking our teenagers there. I hope we find enough to do without spending an arm and a leg. I want to spend one night having fun in the casino with my DH. Any of you ever been there and have some advice?

Okay gotta run,


Oh, how I love Vegas. Can I come too? It is gonna be really hot! Be sure to get off of the strip and go to Freemont street one night. The light show is amazing, and the "old style" casinos are fun. There are usually street vendors and live bands on the street on Freemont street, too. The Tropicana has a free bird show a couple of times a day that is fun, also the pirate fight at the Pirates of the Caribean. Shop at the Venetian. They have this amazing indoor shopping that feels like shopping outdoors in Venice, complete with Gondola rides. Also, the Paris has great shopping and food. There is a little authentic pastry shop there that is to DIE for. I could go on and on! Have fun!

Repo girl
07-13-2009, 08:02 PM
Wow, Katie....sounds like you had quite an adventurous weekend. My DH has to put up with my famiy all the time, so I always smile when you mention your weekends with the kids, DH, and your sisters :) I consider myself pretty lucky cuz my DH actually likes my family :) Was the tire blow out scary? I worry about that, as we travel via car quite a bit.

Hooray for Kristen......still smoke free :) good to have you back. I am so happy for you that you were able to work things out with your Dad. Finding out someone you love is sick really is a reality check, isn't it? Congrats on your new comittment to taking better care of yourself :) did the hypnosis go? We are all on the edge of our seats, waiting to hear about it :)

Amy......I love NOT camping......but my kids and DH LOVE I have learned to appreciate the fun in it. It really was a whole lot nicer this time, as I had no babies with me. That is a first in about 20 years :)

Ok, I have to go lie down........I have a touch of the stomach flu today, and it is kicking my butt. I will check in later, and you will see a lot of me in the next few weeks, as I will need all the inspiration and encouragement as possible as I begin, once again, to take care of me :)

Thank Goddess for me, my DH likes my family too. The blowout happened at a very good time for us, actually. We were still coming off of the mountain, and so we were going slow and the windows were down. One of the tires on the drivers side of our 5th wheel made this big hissing sound, so we pulled over. There was a huge hole in the side of it. We had it changed and were back on the road in just a few minutes. We were really lucky that it happened where and when it did, and that we had a good spare. The only crappy part is that I have to figure out how to buy a new tire in the next couple of weeks, and that is going to be expensive. My DH has been laid off for 7 months now, and things are really starting to get tight. There are just no jobs around here. Everyone cross your fingers that things will get better soon!

Jillian- I am worrying about you, check in, please!

07-14-2009, 12:07 AM
So, I took the plunge and joined WW tonight....I was hoping that 3FC had an active WW thread, but they really don''m going to just post here to tell you all how GREAT I am doing....LOL!!!

The new program from WW is just enough for me to think it's something that will work...provided I start tracking and planning a lot better than I've been doing the last year....

I'll even update my ticker and for those old timers on this board, I embarrassed to say that my current weight is 25 lbs higher than my lowest weight I got when I did LAWL/3FC challenges!!

Repo girl
07-14-2009, 01:10 AM
Good to see you Joni!

We got to eat peas and carrots for dinner out of our garden. Yay!!!

07-14-2009, 10:49 AM
Good morning everyone.Hope you are having a good morning so far.Yesterday was a little better.I cut back considerably on the starches.Though I did have a break down when my daughter made white chocolate raspberry brownies.It is soi hard staying on the diet when they are home.Hopefully my will power will be better today.I think I am going to do a TO next Monday.It is my daughters 16th birthday this Friday and we promised her Chinese food so hopefully I can find something semi friendly for supper.I think I will take the kids and the dogs to the park today and take a hike.Have a great day.

07-14-2009, 11:32 AM
Hey guys

Bad day here. I got on the scale and I am back up to 235. I don't get it! I have been exercising like crazy, drinking nothing but water, eatting OP.... I just want to give up. I am sooo depressed.

I am so tired of looking like this, I disgust myself. I don't know what to do. I try so hard, and get NOTHING.

07-14-2009, 11:37 AM
Joni - I also joined WW four and half weeks ago. In the first 3 weeks I was down 6 lbs. My brother got married last weekend so of course I'm up a little right now, but so far I'm happy with the new program. We leave for vacation on Saturday so that will also be a challenge. I'll be happy if I can maintain that week and then I'll have to crack the whip again when I get back. I just had to do something to get my weight moving again.

07-14-2009, 11:49 AM
Amy- I know how discouraging things can be and that you have been working so hard. Try to be patient it will all even out. When you exercise especially if you were not exercising regularly, your muscles tear and to repalce the tear tiny veins in the muscles retain water, once your body gets use to the exercise and you start to build up muscle, you will begin to loose. Muscle does not weigh more than fat, but muscle is more efficent at burning calories and is more compact within your body so if you are building muscle you can weigh more than you look. Now I got this information when I was researching about exercise so I am of course no expert just passing along info I hope helps.

07-14-2009, 01:16 PM
Amy M - great explanation....that also explains why they tell you to rest and recover the muscle groups between workout sessions! I wish I could say I was retaining 38 lbs of water...but I know better.

Dawn - good to see you....nice to see another WW out there....

Katie - yummy garden food....I watch you on've had a busy SUMMER!

Read through all my new WW material this far so good. I have to admit, I'm hungry, but it truly is a psychological thing and I'm not going to give in. "Filling Foods" are my friend..."Filling Foods" are my friend :-)

I'm craving wierd is that.

07-14-2009, 02:14 PM
Joni! Join the I regained the weight that I worked so hard to get off club. I hope WW is the key to getting your weight back to where you'd be more happy with it.

Katie, How fun to eat your own home grown produce. I gave up on gardening, I was just feeding the deer. Heck those deer are getting brazen.. they've eaten the pansies in a pot right next to my front door. I live in suburbia, I didn't expect to be plagued by deer.

Amy, don't be discouraged. The scale is initially very unkind to those who take up exercise. Something they just don't mention in that biggest loser show. I'm not sure how it is that those people manage to lose so quickly, as it is just freaky how fast they drop it all. I have been thinking about reading Jillian's book on metabolism that she just put out. Perhaps there are some clues in there about how to get our bodies to work with us instead of against us. In the meantime, give yourself a day off now and again to be sure that you are not overdoing it, and know that long term you are doing the right thing that will result in you being smaller (maybe not immediately lighter) and healthier and feeling better and more confident.

I have my hypnosis in a few hours.... I have decided if they can just help me to eat slower that it might be a great help. Since I tend to eat way too fast and consume way too many calories that way.

07-14-2009, 02:54 PM
Hi all
Looks like I am not the only one to have been away awhile but I am sure we are all happy to be back.
Its been a rough spring around here also but things are slowly coming together and I can concentrate on my needs once again . So its back to trying to get rid of the extra behind and still keep what little is on the front (always seems that is the first to go for me).:)
Just wanted to share a quick easy burger we made this weekend thats actually good for us !

ground turkey
cumin. corriander, chopped onions and chili peppers (all to taste)
grill until most of the way done and top with a portabella(sp?) cap and a slice of cheese and finish cooking. Add tomato and slap on a lite bun.

Might be an old recipe but I had not seen it before and thought it was well worth sharing . Even my picky son loved it and he is like Mikey hates everything lol.
Well need to get off here . Everyone take care and I am praying for all out there who are having stress in thier lives. If we all keep throwing the ropes to each other to keep one another together this side of the tug of war rope with the stress monster never has to worry about getting pulled to far over the edge. Hang on tight and everything will get better !

Repo girl
07-14-2009, 03:06 PM
Jillian- Wherefore art thou? I am calling you out!

07-14-2009, 05:55 PM
Hi Everyone. Just checking in for now. Not much new with me today. Going bowling with my 9-1/2 yo grandson tonight and out for dinner I think. Other than that not much else is happening.

Good to see some of the "old" regulars back on the boards.

And Joni - I too have started doing WW. I've gained back 10 pounds and am desparately trying to find the right fit for me to get it off. I agree that the WW board here on 3FC doesn't move very quickly. But they do have some great recipes on them.

Well, I suppose I should get off here. Have a good night everyone.

07-14-2009, 06:53 PM
hello all. sorry i've been MIA. i slept most of the day yesterday and haven't gotten online until now. thanks for the concerns..i'm here. :)

Mama Nicole
07-14-2009, 07:16 PM
Well, good thing, Jillian :) Are things ok there?

07-14-2009, 07:32 PM
Hello guys & dolls,

I'm popping in to say hello.. I used to post regularly here. Looks like a couple of you still do so! I recently lost my job and immediately packed on 15 lbs... time to get back on the wagon. :( Now I need to find my booklet back and hit it hard.

Have a great night ya'll!


Repo girl
07-14-2009, 07:58 PM
Hey Wendy, I remember you!

07-14-2009, 09:05 PM
Hi Katie - I remember you too! Nice ink! :-)

07-14-2009, 10:28 PM
I remember you too, Wendy! Funny that we're all coming out of the woodwork, isn't it? :-)

07-14-2009, 11:40 PM
welcome back wendy and tina!

07-15-2009, 11:33 AM
Hello to every one!! I hope today turns out to be a Wonderful Wednesday!!
I have eaten better this week and exercised everyday and I am going this afternoon to buy the 30 day shred. I think I am finally ready.
My 11 year old is going to Quarterback camp this week, he has aspirations to be the next Peyton Manning. I ofcourse am bias but he is pretty good for 11. This has also been recently affirmed by coaches. As in many parts of the US high school/college Football is a very very big deal and here where we live it is a huge deal. The university of Tennessee (where Manning went) always produces great NFL players and where My kids will go to Highschool the football team has been the state champs for like 7 years in a row and have not lost a game is 70 games. So it is a compliment for the Coach to tell you you throw well. He is simply on cloud 9. He told me last night when he makes it to the NFL he is going to say he owes it all to his Mom who stays outside with him snapping the ball because his mom doesn't throw well she has prepared him for anything.

Not sure if thats a compliment or not. Anyway he is my new exercise buddy so now I have absolutely no excuse not to exercise someway every night.

07-15-2009, 11:42 AM
Hey guys. Morning.

07-15-2009, 12:50 PM
morning all.

07-15-2009, 01:39 PM
Amy - take deep breaths and let it out slowly. Keep repeating to yourself that this is just a bump in the road with both your mom and DH and things will work out.

You are just going to town on the workouts!! I am so impressed by that. Keep up the good work.

07-15-2009, 01:46 PM
Good Morning/Afternoon everyone. Just checking in.

Having a somewhat stressful week. DD is moving this weekend with the kids (9yo and 1 yo) to Philadelphia. She got a job with the VA there. I saw them last night for a little while. I am trying not to be too emotional around her or the kids as I don't want to upset any of them. This is going to be hard enough on them. I am trying to be mindful of my eating but right now I find myself just eating stuff. Most of the time I'm not even hungry. Guess it's just something to do to keep myself busy. And I've already booked a trip to Philly to see DD and family in late September. I'm sure it will all work out. But on the bright side of things, I still have 3 grandkids in this area so that's a good thing. I'll plan some stuff with them before schol starts.

Anyway, sorry for the long post. Just needed to get it out there. Have a good afternoon everyone. I'll check back in later today.

Mama Nicole
07-15-2009, 02:10 PM
aw, Lori, :hug:, I feel for you. It is hard to let them go, no matter how old they are.........

Wow, we have Joni, Tina, Wendy, Lori....and's like a blast from the past.

JerseyAmy........good luck with your Mom's appt. It is so scary to go through this kind of stuff, and how lucky is your mom that you will be there with her. As far as DH.....I know it seems like nothing could be worse with him right now.....but I assure you, it is mostly just the adjustment of living together. the first year of our marraige was really hard compared to the years that followed. Don't get me wrong......there were plenty of good times.....but just learning each other was a task. It seems like when you love someone it should be easy.....but I assure you, nothing worth having comes easy. Like Amy M. said......just try to ride it both will have to make adjustments along the way :)

Well, I still haven't started eating healthy. I am not sure why.

My boys bought cap guns yesterday at Walmart, and they are cracking me up. Who knew such a simple thing could keep two boys busy for two days? I love it.

Ok, have to run........I hope everyone is doing well, and did the hypnotist go?

Mama Nicole
07-15-2009, 02:10 PM
ooops, Laurie :)

07-15-2009, 03:05 PM
Nicole, The hypnotist was interesting. I don't think I was actually hypnotized so much as just a relaxation technique used, but still I felt great about it. We talked a lot about where I felt I was at and what I wanted and the power of visualizing yourself where you want to be. I do think that just convincing yourself that you can do it is very powerful. We also talked about my reluctance to get on the scale, as that was pretty big in my denial that I was gaining quite so much. So this morning I got on the scale and I was down 4 pounds from just over 2 weeks ago, so I was pretty happy with that. So not only can I do this, but I am doing it. I go to a workshop tomorrow and then have another private session. I do think what I got out of LAWL and one of the reasons I was successful during that time was that I was getting a lot of positive feedback that I was doing great, and that I could and would stick with it. As soon as I got Debbie Downer a few times in a row, I stopped going.

Mama Nicole
07-15-2009, 04:44 PM
Barbara......I went to a group hypnonsis workshop thingie ma jiggie years ago to help me quit smoking. It really worked for me, and I though I was NOT hypnotized, but i think sometimes we think the idea of hynotism means complete lack of consciousness. I was amazed because at the beginning of the session, they had everyone light a cigarette and hold it in their mouth, close their eyes, and go through the relaxation instructions. I completely forgot I had the smokie treat in my mouth, and when they told us to take a big drag off the cigarette, I started choking like I had never smoked a day in my life. Anyway......I think you are right about the relaxation and allowing yourself to absorb positive messages, and then to practice using them is what it is alll about. I did not stay quit that time, but I did use the tools they taught. The two big things I used to stop smoking were several deep realaxing breaths when I felt like I might cave, and repeating in my head, "I am tobacco free." I have thougth many times of applying this to WL, but I have been so noncommittal lately, that I feel it would be in jest. Good for you for finding a way to help get yourself on track. You should be very proud of yourself :) We sure are :)

07-15-2009, 05:25 PM
Barbara- Thanks for the advice on Vegas. Yes we will shop for sure. We are also staying at a Hotel with four pools so that will keep them occupied as well.
I am glad that things went well at the Hypmostist. I think it is just a relaxation thing. I really hope it encourages you. I really felt that LAWL gave me the tools to lose weight. I just sometimes throw them out the window, that's all. I know if I just would follow my food plan to perection, I would lose weight. I guess we are only human!
Katie- Yes I totally want to see the light show on Freemont Street. It sounds like a neat place to be.
Amy- Dont give up girl. You encourage me to exercise! When I see how active you are, it gets me going the right direction. Give it a little more time.
Jillian- Glad to see you around. I hope things are getting better for you. By the way, I love your new picture!
Nicole- My food plan hasn't been so hot either. I had a couple of really good days and then today I ate terrible. I am trying to drink a bunch on water this afternoon to make up for my bad eating this morning.
I have often thought of trying weight watchers but just haven't done it. Do any of you go to WW meetings?
Two more days til vacation time...yeah!


07-15-2009, 05:33 PM
barbara--the hypnotist sounds amazingly relaxing...i would love that. or a massage. i totally need that type of relaxation right now!

thanks joan, i really need to get my highlights touched's been since march! yikes! thankfully, i have an appt on saturday. i keep thinking about ditching the blonde and going back to my natural reddish/brown color.

07-15-2009, 05:35 PM
Joan - I do the WW meetings. I'm not sure if they help or not, but I think the accountability helps me.

07-15-2009, 05:38 PM
Joan - I did the WW meetings but did not "click" with the leader. So now I have all the materials and do it online. So far I like it. If I feel like I'm backsliding I'll probably start going to the meetings again only this time I'll go to different ones to see if I can find a leader that inspires me.

07-15-2009, 05:38 PM
my LAWL center is still open and commericals are still on the tv for them too..i keep thinking about going back, but it's on the opposite side of the city for me and would be very inconvienent to get there. plus, the money. i don't want to pay them to weigh me and hound me about bars/supplements, ect. too stressful for me. and i usually just need them for a jumpstart...and then i'm good.
but i'm doing well so far on my own. i've lost about 30lbs since baby X was born, so that's pretty good.

07-15-2009, 05:40 PM
Baby X - I just love that. I also like your new pic.

07-15-2009, 05:47 PM
Happy Wednesday!
On day 3 of eating healthy, but only day 2 being OP. Hoping to lose a bunch before the next music fest is upon me.. then I'll have to recover from a drinking marathon. Playing tennis almost every day, which I suck at - but hey, embrace your suckiness and acknowledge it's exercise, right? :carrot:
Have a great day everyone!

07-15-2009, 05:51 PM
Baby X - I just love that. I also like your new pic.

haha! thanks! :)

Repo girl
07-15-2009, 07:31 PM
That is right Wendy, embrace your suckiness, LOL!

Barbara- Glad that your hypnosis was good. I do past life regressions on clients in our clinic, and the process is very similar to hypnosis. Most of them say that they felt like they could get up and move at anytime, but did not really want to.

07-16-2009, 11:40 AM
Went bathing suit shopping last night. It sucked!!!!
Maybe I can sweat off all my calories in Vegas!!!! haha
I am going to drink like 12 glasses of water today................try and lose my bloatingness...

Wow Jillian- 30 pounds since you had the baby is amazing. Way to go!

WW sounds good yet I know I can do it if I just follow the LAWL plan. I have a hard time not being accountable to someone which is why WW sounds like a good way to go.
Today I would just like to throw my scale out....haha

07-16-2009, 12:40 PM
joan, try to add some lemon to your water. :) it will help with the bloat. maybe even eat some watermelon, since it's full of water too! help flush you out! and i hear asparagus is good for flushing you out too. :)

i've been pretty productive today. got a workout and shower in, dishes done, laundry going, and the house picked up for the most part.
and i just made some cinnamon apples with fiber one on top. :)

07-16-2009, 12:42 PM
Starting in August I no longer have a commitment with LAWL. So i will be on my own. I use the as my accountability. It track my calories, weightloss and exercise all for free. It has most foods in a data base and that helps track calories. It can hold you somewhat accountable if you enter your foods daily and weigh yourself to keep track of your weight loss. I am they type of person who does well with visual data and seeing charts/graphs and percentages motivates me somewhat.

What I have found with the new LAWL program is it divides your meals into specific calorie combinations. What I think helped me the most with LA is learning what my body can and can not handle and learning the proper portion control. if I continue with that it should help me continue to loose. The counselor I worked with the most has left LA and I feel that I actually know more than the new workers so my emotional attachment has already been broken. I just hope I am dedicated enough to continue. on my own

WW is a great program and I know people have lost a lot using the program but for me I did not loose. the nutritional information is what I lacked with WW so with what I know now it might be more effective. I thought with WW as long as I stayed under my point s I would loose..I see that I just made bad food choices and did not loose because of that.

07-16-2009, 01:37 PM
Hi all, tonight is the weight loss hypnotist workshop. It is 3 hours, and I'm looking forward to it. I do think part of it is just opening up your mind to the possibilities that you can be a different person. So often we fill our minds with all sorts of negative thoughts. I do know that in our society it is very hard for a woman to feel secure about her body, no matter what her weight is. So I do think I need to reprogram my mind somewhat into thinking about what I can do instead of what I can't. Ultimately we should all be accountable to ourselves. Since the main one cheated when we cheat is ourselves.

Jillian, 30 pounds since the baby was born is wonderful.

Joan, Swim suit shopping is one of those things that can bring a person way low, but don't dispair. Green tea is good for debloating too. I buy unsweetened green iced tea at starbucks, and it always leaves me feeling fresh and cleansed... I get the vente (just about every afternoon too).

Amy, you are getting so close to the under 200 mark! I felt that the first 3-4 months on LAWL and going into the center all the time were life changing, and after that, not so much. Some of the counselors were wonderful, encouraging, educational and supportive. And some just seemed to like to lecture people that they are obviously not following plan.... which if you had is really something to tick a person off. One gal claimed that I hadn't lost any weight because I once had had a whole pear and counted it as 1 fruit when it should have been 2... OK... but that means you don't lose a single ounce for a whole week due to one extra half a pear? I don't think so... I don't know why she just could not say, well you seem to be stuck on a plateau here for a bit.. which was the truth instead of searching for something I did that was bad... I mean I was truly trying to follow that plan 100% and just hadn't noticed that pears were 1/2 of a fruit for a serving... Sorry it has been 2 years at least and I'm still mad at her for being such a witch with a b about it.

07-16-2009, 02:09 PM
Barbara - the hypnotist sounds very interesting. I know I am guilty of feeling insecure about myself in so many ways. I am intrigued about how the mind works and how we can "adjust" our thinking through things like hypnotism.

Joan - I hate, hate, hate swimsuit shopping. I needed one before we went on vacation in May and didn't buy one until the day before we left. I put it off as long as I could!!

Not much new on this end of things. Going to DBF's moms tonight to help her move a sofa and chair to the basement. Thinking I'll get a little workout with that. Then probably out for dinner. Who knows where though.

Better go. I hear my name being called by one of the bosses (I have 4 and they are all male and can't find a thing in their offices!!) Be back later.

07-16-2009, 02:20 PM
Hi gals and Dan,

Just checking in. I read your posts every morning.

Saturday is moving day for me. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
My mom and I have done a lot of work over at my townhouse. The entire downstairs has a fresh coat of beautiful paint, new curtains courtesy of my mom and her awesome sewing abilities.
Ex-BF said I could leave things behind if I needed to, like two huge pots full of dirt that I planted tomatoes in last year. They are under the deck in the back yard. I just don't know if I'll have room to store those in my garage. My townhouse isn't big, so space and storing things can become an issue.

It's been a very difficult week for me, with more to come.

I have not been eating much at all. I can eat a little for breakfast and that's what I've been going on. When I did try to eat some dry cereal for lunch, I got sick. So no eating has been my weight loss plan the past two weeks. Not healthy I know, but when nothing sounds good - it is what it is. But my pants fit again and are even a little loose.

Back to work as best I can.

07-16-2009, 02:32 PM
Angie- Sorry things are so rough, but it sounds like they will get better. I would take everything you have so there is not linger thoughts of going back. Make room or get rid of it but leaving something behind is an inviation for contact. Starting over is hard, but you are worth it, there is someone out there for you and until then take care of you.

BarbarB- I know what you mean about LA it seems like it can be a blame game sometimes. I appreciate all their help but since they know I have 3 more weeks its like they have totally written me off but that is ok with me. My mom stopped going about 3 weeks ago because she is a creature of habit and does not like the new additions to staff, she says it is hard to take weightloss advice from a skinny 19 year old. The 19 year old did do LA but she had to loose like 14 pounds or something like that and it is hard for her to relate to people who need to loose 50+ pounds.

Laurie- sometimes I feel everyone in this place thinks they are my boss, so having 4 actual bosses must me draining

Joan- I feel for you about swim suits I should not even have one as I wear a cover up 99% of the time.

Jillian- good job on keeping motivated today!!

Hope everyone has a terrific Thursday!!!!

07-16-2009, 04:51 PM
Barbara- Oh yes to Starbucks. They are right next door to my office. I am there too frequently. An iced green tea sounds good.
Laurie- I am in the opposite situation. I am the boss and because I am going away next week, my staff has been bombarding me with questions all day...
They won't miss me when I am gone
Angie- Enjoy your renovated townhouse. Its like a new start...
Amy- Yes, now I need a cover up to put over my swimsuit. Actually, I always wear those tankini swimsuits but yesterday I went for the one piece, oh and it's black too because it makes me feel skinnier. Actually I don't even want to put it on.
I am starting my cleanse next week. I think it will definitely make me feel better.


07-16-2009, 05:39 PM
Joan - What kind of cleanse are you doing? And have a good time on vacation in Vegas. I've never been but hear it's something to see.

07-16-2009, 06:04 PM
Joan – I started a cleanse last week after you started talking about it, I have noticed a difference in my bloaty belly and have lost about 1.5 lbs, which puts me right back at my ticker… AGAIN. I’m starting week 2 of the cleanse today.

Amy – I agree with someone else that said your exercising is motivational! I see your updates on FB and here and you make it sound so fun to be active! I wish I had the time to do all that you do!

Nicole – you mentioned the cap guns, my boys got laser guns, we ordered them on and they have been entertained with them for WEEKS! Its awesome!

I feel as if I am holding on for dear life to the 130’s and that the 140’s are trying to drag me in! I have been working out regularly, twice a week with the trainer and then cardio several times a week. This week since the kids are with Grandma and Grandpa I am doing 2-a-day’s because I had promised different friends that I would workout with them. Its actually been really fun!

Angie - hang in there, sometimes we hold on to relationships that aren't good for us for way too long and then once its over we begin to see clearly and realize that you wouldn't want that for the rest of your life anyway... get happy with yourself and you will have so much more to offer someone when he comes along.

Oh, and on the swimsuit issue... its really hard for me to shop for a swimsuit, it takes forever and then I only buy one for the season... the other day my friend was telling me how she just goes to the store and picks up several bikini's for the season... its all in our minds, body image I guess, I need to just figure out how to get over that!!!

Dairy Fairy
07-16-2009, 10:20 PM
Ok, I'm just gonna jump right back in here.

I have been on plan with my hubby for 4 days now. He has always been negative toward most diets I have done, but he likes LAWL because he says it helps me keep my boobs. He also sees that it is just good food in normal portions. I am so proud of him for trying this. Today he was in training for his job and they had a catered lunch of chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, broccoli, and salad. He had everything but the chicken fried steak. I was so proud of him for resisting that, because he loves it. He went to the kroger deli when training let out and got 2 rotisserie chicken legs. Was he POP? No, but he made great choices I don't know I could have made and let's face it...he is a man and he is gonna lose weight just thinking about eating healthier! ;)

I lost 3.5 lbs on unlimited takeoff, which I felt was low. My period started the next day, so mystery solved. I can't wait until it is over so I can weigh and see my progress. Looking over my notes from last time on LAWL, I lost 20 lbs in about 3 mos. I welcome that kind of success again. I am exercising now, so maybe I will *look* like I have lost even more than that because I will hopefully be a little more toned. It's not just about being skinny anymore...I want to not be DOUGHY. I am pasty white and very flabby in my arms/legs...I want to be firm and healthy. I will still be pasty, though.

Katie, thanks for asking about the kids. Eli starts school Aug 24. The twins are 2.5 now. They do drive you nuts, but they are too sweet when they ask for "kishes". Very loving kids. How is your brood?

It's great to see all your tickers being so close to goal or so far into your weight loss journey! I hope I will be right there with you in a few months!

Repo girl
07-17-2009, 12:49 AM
Hi Mary! I'll bet Eli is excited to start school. My baby started kindergarten this year. It was a marathon having all 3 kids in school. I am especially feeling it this year, because I am trying to figure out how I will afford school clothes, supplies, fees, etc. They are getting expensive! Sounds like Eric did as well as he could have with a lunch like that. As for you, you will get there! Before you got pregnant you were doing so well! I know that you can make it happen again.

07-17-2009, 08:43 AM
morning all. i'm up early and trying to get a head start on my day. sipping some iced espresso with soymilk...before the baby and hubby wake up. :)

i have a big day ahead of me..i need to run errands and i have an appt today. i plan on exercising later today instead of in the morning like i normally do, because i want to get to get my errands done before my other appt today at 1030am. DD and DS will be gone all weekend to their cousins with former DH..and DD's bday is on monday! she will be 6yrs old. and we're having her party next weekend. so i've got lots of stuff to pick up and plan for.
anyways, i hope everyone has a good weekend.

ps..what's the cleanse that people are talking about?

Repo girl
07-17-2009, 10:57 AM
Have a inspired day Jillian!

I did not get enough sleep last night, and really wish I could just get back in bed! The good news is, I only have 2 daycare kids today, and they will be gone by 2:00, so that is excellent.

07-17-2009, 12:14 PM
Laurie- The cleanse that I bought is called Total Cleansing. I think it is a Canadian product from Vancouver. It is a 14 day cleanse. I have to drink i every night before going to bed and I think I have to take it on a fairly empty stomach which will be good for me because then I can't snack at night.
My girlfriend did it and she lost 2 pounds but she said her skin and hair felt so much better when she was finished.
This will be my first cleanse. I bought one once before called Wild Rose but it was very restrictive in what I ate so I gave it away. I knew I couldn't handle that one.
I am starting the cleanse the night I get back from vegas which will be Wednesday night. I will be spending a few days at our cabin after Vegas before I go to work so I figured that will be the best time for me to start so that my body can adjust before going back to work.
Last day of work today...woohoo

07-17-2009, 05:36 PM
i'd like to hear more about these cleanses, what they entail, what you need to buy, etc. if anyone is willing to share more or their experiences with them..i saw a product that is 7days (pills, i think) made by Hoodia. idk, just wondering what the benefits are.

amym--i'm totally addicted to the dailyplate website. :) it's definitely helping me see where my cal/fat/protein/sodium are coming from and what i can/need to cut from my daily intake (sodium-wise) that may aid in my weight a big THANKS to you for recommending that site! :) it's awesome!

i also picked up the 30 day shred dvd by Jillian Michaels. i'm gonna start it on monday and do it every other day, i think. i can't believe i bought it. i'm sooooo not a fan of her. so we'll see how it pans out for me.

anyways, my errands are done and i'm tired, but it's a bit too late for a nap. so i think i'll just sit back and relax a bit, since baby X is finally napping too. it's such a beautiful day here today, sunny, a bit too breezy and about 70 degrees out. i turned my a/c off and opened all the windows. it's lovely.

07-17-2009, 06:22 PM
Hi, The weight loss by hypnosis workshop was great. Some great guided visualizations that helped me to uncover what is holding me back and overcome some of my own negative mind sets. It is important to really analyze the negative limiting thoughts that hold us back and keep us from doing what our conscious mind says it wants. Also for me there was a great visualizaton of what will happen in 1 year, 5 years and 10 years if you don't make changes, and what will happen if you do... the high road and the low road.. and let me tell you the thought of just giving up and letting myself eat whatever and what that road brings... I literally cried I was so sad when I felt my knees ache and my feet hurt and how tired and dead I felt.. then on the high road to a healthier lifestyle, I felt so strong and alive. Anyway, I'm super motivated right now. I came to a better place regarding my fear of stepping on the scale last night, and although I don't think I will step on every day. I have to have a regular meeting with the machine that mocks me with its high numbers... So I got on today and discovered I was down another 2 pounds. So I was very happy with that. So I think Friday will be my weigh in day... as far away from those troublesome weekends as possible.

Jillian, Let us know how the daily shred is. Amy's description of crying has made me a bit hesitant to try ... I mean she is over 20 years younger than me and is crying it seems like it might be really bad news for me.

I went to the gym at lunch! I've not done that for awhile. I ran on the tread mill... did 5 mph for a bit... which interestingly made my tush hurt... apparently there is some muscle there that is not used on a spin bike... Then I went and lifted weights for a bit. oof... I've gotten weak.

Joan, Have a great vacation. I'm sure you are going to rock that black swim suit in Vegas.

07-17-2009, 06:59 PM
I'm doing the whole body cleanse. Its all pills for 14 days. I'm about 9 or 10 days in. The first few days I could really tell I was being "cleansed", not bad... I wasn't in the bathroom the whole time, but just more productive when I was there... ewwwwwww - I know it sounds gross. After a few days I really felt my stomach flatten out and I do feel as if my digestion system is working better. This cleanse also works on liver function, which I don't know how to tell if my liver is doing good or not... Anyway, it says to do it every quarter and I may try to stick to that. The way I see it, its like doing a take off every so often and since I've pretty much banned Take Off from my vocabulary because I just get too hungry, then I better do something else to reset my digestive system.

Barbara - I'm inspired by your positive outlook! I've been struggling ever since the center closed... right now I'm doing pretty good on convincing myself that I NEED to workout... I hope it lasts!

Repo girl
07-17-2009, 08:54 PM
Barb- WOW! That sounds fantastic. It is so great to see you so motivated.

07-18-2009, 09:20 PM
I've tried cleanses before and honestly...they made me so bloated and constipated that I was forced to use laxatives....kind of the opposite effect they are supposed to have! I have a bit of IBS though so that could be why. I always found when I drank green tea on a regular basis I felt the best and things worked the best for me, the bloating would disappear and I was more regular...not to mention way cheaper! Bout 4 cups of green tea with a squirt of lemon juice each day. Hmmm i really should get back into that...