100 lb. Club - Jingle Away the Jiggle v. Chat Thread 7/19-7/25
Hey girls I thought we could chat it up and support each other in here and then keep the other thread for our weight loss/fitness tracking :)
How are you doing this week ladies?
How are you feeling?
07-20-2009, 07:39 PM
How are you doing this week ladies?
I got my period this morning. Blah. My scale was at 245.8 after my weigh in YESTERDAY of 243.6. Bloat. Just bloat. I have not been off plan at all. So lots of water and I'll expect to see a "whoosh" in 4 or 5 days.
I'll tell ya whats working. SUMMER FRUIT FOR THE WIN! Lots of blueberries, strawberries, watermelon, ranier cherries, luscious kiwi fruits... yummo!
Hmmm... what's not. Everything is pretty much working for me right now so I can't really say! I did have a gall bladder attack saturday night (just 9 more days till surgery!) and ended up in the ER for another shot. I think it was the low fat portion controlled (140 calories) hamburger I had. Boo!
How are you feeling?
My head hurts from the morphine, my leg hurts from the shot, my tummy hurts from the cramps ;) BUT I'm in a great mood. Got lots done tonight. My girls are at my sisters, my baby is sleeping and the first round of daycare kids are gone. I have to do reciprocal babysitting for a friend tonight but I'm hoping they go to bed easily so I can rest.
How are YOU doing?
I'm doing alright. I had a good day yesterday and another today. I've been watching what I eat (today:Slim Fast for bfast, tuna, celery, cucumbers for lunch, pollack and veggies for dinner and a Luna bar earlier in the day). I walked for 45 minutes, biked for 15 and will do another 15-30 on the bike before bed.
I'm just trying to stay focused on getting healthy (and thin). I've got to keep reminding myself that food is fuel, that my body is the only one I've got, that my kids need me for a long time, and to make that happen I need to take care of myself. I have to remember that the taste of good food is moments compared to how I'll feel when I'll have confidence and more self-esteem, how I'll enjoy shopping for cute clothing.
I'm going to keep chugging along: one day at a time.
07-20-2009, 09:54 PM
I'm sooooo frustrated that I'm PMSing and was supposed to start yesterday, but haven't yet. So, my weight is up like 4 lbs more than it should be, and I have weigh-in tomorrow night. I'm drinking tons of water hoping it will flush me out.
I also upped my exercise this week and in the last 5 days have logged 25 miles on the elipical and bike. I tried to get back on the treadmill, but it killed my groin pull after only 3 minutes. I hate the bike!!!!!
My eating has been really good. Yesterday, I was crazy hungry and grouchy, but I held it together and came in at 1603 calories for the day.
I did grocery shopping at the almost newly renovated Walmart today. Came home with lots of fresh fruit, which I will put on my Kashi cereal and mix into yummy yogurt.
I'm working on putting my collection of recipes into a notebook so it looks all organized and pretty. I LOVE cooking so much and can't wait to try out all the great looking recipes I've recently collected.
I hope everyone is doing great! :hug:
07-20-2009, 09:56 PM
I am happy to be back on a walking program. An old college friend is visiting this week, so we walked together. I probably weigh 150 lbs more than she does. It was pretty obvious when I was winded & she wasn't. We used to jog together in college & we each ran a marathon. She's not in extraordinary athletic shape, but the extra weight I carry makes me SOO much worse off.
I made some good food choices today, but comparing my portion size to my friend's brought me back to reality.
07-20-2009, 10:01 PM
I'm doing great, was in wv to visit fam, cousin got married. It was good times.
I prepared for the eventuality that my mom would have almost NOTHING for me to eat. So I brought tons of black beans and brown rice and low fat/low carb tortillas and made burritos, also brought oatmeal and ate some of her pasta yesterday. I managed to stay on plan (and away from meat) all weekend, save for one small slice of wedding cake.
What's working...everything! Sometimes it all just falls into place. I've been struggling with these same five lbs for about 3 months. lol. but now, it seems so effortless. I wonder why that is?
Hope everyone is doing well! :D
07-20-2009, 11:05 PM
I'm having a pretty good week.
I'm frustrated by the fact that I've been sort of sittting at 283/282 for more than a week.
I've stuck to my exercise plan of lap swimming every day.
I'm extremely weirded out that I'm not getting hungrier, but I can't believe how much I enjoy the food when I eat. It tastes delicious!
I'm irritated that my DH, who is totally supportive and is eating the same foods I'm eating, is now crowing that he's lost five pounds-- only irritated because he's already really fit and probably has a body fat percentage under 10% already.
07-20-2009, 11:11 PM
I did good this weekend considering it was my nephew's b-day and was out of town. I weighed 248 yesterday.
Today, I've been completely off plan but am okay with it because I know I'll get back on track tomorrow.
07-21-2009, 12:23 AM
How are you doing this week ladies?I've been regrouping from a 9 day vacation. Playing catch up with work and getting back into my gym routine. After today, things should be "back to normal", which will be soooo very nice.
What's working?Counting calories and moving my body.
What's not?That there are corn chips and salsa together at the same time under my roof. No binges, but sometimes it is a struggle to weigh out 1 oz of chips and stop at that. But it gets better when I know that I can have some in 2 days also. In tha past there would have been a binge fest and no chips left to enjoy for more than 1 day.
How are you feeling?I'm having a rough TOM, which isn't normal for me at all. Usually I have no side effects from AF. Lovely hormones! I'm excited and dreading our beach vacation starting next week. I really am not comfortable in a bathing suit, but also will not sit on the beach fully clothed. I'm excited that on my last vacation I managed to lose .5 pound! That's a first, so I want to repeat that next week.
07-21-2009, 12:52 AM
Well, I didn't loose any weight. Weight stayed the same, I guess that was bound to happen at some point. The only thing that I can think that I might have done wrong is not exercised as much as previous weeks but since I've started out really easy I can't see that making such a big difference.
Oh well, I am not going to get discouraged this early in the game. I did spend more time on the treadmill today and my arthritic knee did ok. I am going to up the time spent on the treadmill this week and see if that makes the scale budge.
07-21-2009, 12:26 PM
Thanks for starting this thread!
How are you doing this week ladies?
I'm having a great week. My WI was 1 pound, but I'm thrilled because it means I have finally lost 10 pounds! Woohoo!
Working off my patoot! And planning my meals!
My DH's love for delicious-smelling unhealthy food. Still I'm staying strong.
How are you feeling?
I'm doing all right! I'm struggling with impatience, though--I want to be thin, NOW! I know it's one day a time, though.
Hope you're all having a great week!
07-21-2009, 12:44 PM
I'm doing pretty well. I just recovered from a jumping spider bite which made me achy and out of sorts for the past three days. Unfortunately I haven't exercised since Saturday (and that was not much of a workout!), but I'll get back on the horse (aka treadmill) tomorrow. I've learned that I can get back on the horse afer a few days, but if I let it go a week, then I virtually have to start over in my mindset to get back to exercising.
Anyway...I'm eating really well, and drinking my water. And I feel good today. I think I notice a difference in my eye circles since getting my glasses on Saturday. My eyes certainly don't feel weary all day long!
I don't really have any challenges outside of the daily struggles until Aug. 1. And I'll worry about that when it comes!
My next goal--225 (that will put me under 40 BMI). It can't be too far off!
Thank God this week is going 100x better than this weekend! Drama!!! LOL
KEEP GOING LADIES!!!
07-21-2009, 11:17 PM
How are you doing this week?
I'm doing pretty good, considering I am up 4 pounds from my last weigh-in. I figured out the culprit this afternoon - like some of other chicks here, TOM has arrived. My next official weigh-in is Friday and I'm already gearing myself up to have a gain so I don't get disappointed. I indulged a bit on the weekend but not crazy and have exercised every day so far this week.
The exercise and planning out my meals for the week definitely helps. Trying to up my water intake this week, too.
Well my body is being stubborn and retaining water, but there's not much I can do about that.
How are you feeling?
Crampy and bloated. But otherwise pretty optimistic!
I have a question for you ladies: what are your thoughts on carbonated water? I have pretty much given up diet soda, but I miss the 'fizz' and so have been drinking sparkling water. Does water in this form differ in how your body responds to it than normal water?
07-22-2009, 04:43 AM
This Christmas challenge really pumps me up.
How are you doing this week ladies? This week has been good up till the point where I sprained my ankle, so no more running till it heals. :mad:
What's working? Calorie counting, carb counting and exercising still works for me.
What's not? I have an urge for some buttered popcorn at the theatre tommorow when I go watch Harry potter. Oh noes! I won't buy it, I won't!!
How are you feeling? Feeling fantastic!
07-22-2009, 09:59 AM
How are you doing this week ladies? Good! I lost 1.8 lbs, and its my TOM so I might have lost more than that.
What's working? Tracking my food for WW, and working out. I'm loving my Jillian Michael's DVDs.
What's not? Umm...nothing really. Life's good.
How are you feeling? Happy!! Finally addressing why I used to eat the way I did.
07-22-2009, 02:56 PM
Well, I'm glad my weigh in is still 5 days away as I was up 3lbs this morning. Monday I missed my workout because Hubby stayed home with Mica as he has some unknown rash on his face and now it's on his arms and legs. So I went home at lunch to give him a break instead of going to aquafit.
Tuesday, I had taken off because it was our 8th Anniversary and instead of hanging out together I took care of Mica and he went to the shop. Did some errands that morning and then we got a call about our oldest, Kale who was having some issues at daycamp so we ended up going to get him. So it was stressful.
My SIL watched the boys and we went out to dinner with my mom and dad. They treated. It was Greek food, I got a great steak, I haven't had one in awhile and I ate to many of my sides they give you rice and potatoes and salad. My mom also ordered shrimp, so I had 3 of those and a bit too much wine. They came over to our place after and we had two more glasses of wine and the kids went to bed late.
I also had a dessert I brought home and I know I shouldn't have, moment of weakness from the wine I think. I realized too, that I barely drank any water all day and my ankles were swollen that evening.
On a high note on Monday we picked up the foster dog. She's a lab cross, very sweet and gentle and a nice dog. I really like her and so far it seems that my son is not allergic to her. She's fitting in nicely except for digging in my strawberry patch, i have to put something up around that. Hubby is not in the 'keeping her' frame of mind. And I'm still not convinced I'm ready for a dog but she's pretty attached to me already.So we shall see how it goes.
Other than that there is some stressful, drama going on in my extended family that I'm trying to stay out of but I keep hearing about it and can't do anything about it and that drinks me bananas.
otherwise, I still calorie counting besides yesterdays eating fiasco and trying to keep moving as much as I can. i'll make sure we go for a walk tonight with the dog, since I missed it yesterday, only Kale walked her.
07-23-2009, 01:39 AM
How are you doing this week ladies? I'm doing pretty good but TOM did arrive. This is when I need :dust: to keep me from wanting to eat chocolate! lol
What's working? I've been running 2 miles and doing a 30 minute resistance workout everyday. I throw in about 10-20 sprints during the 2 miles so that's really kicked it up a notch.
What's not? Nothing actually...doing just peachy.
How are you feeling? A little bloated but overall I feel great :D
07-23-2009, 02:14 PM
Well, went for a long walk this morning with my oldest son and the foster dog we got. We got on the road about 6:30am and walked. It was a good walk but I didn't really get a burn on, Kale was too tired and Lola kept walking in front of me, she needs training.
I'm feeling so stressed but not, it's a cloudy rainy day and I'm feeling down. But I'm going to do better today.
Trying to stay on track but the numbers keep going up, so I need to buckle down!
3 day weekend as of tomorrow!!!!
07-23-2009, 06:29 PM
How are you doing this week ladies? Feeling pretty good. I got out to the beach on the two nice days, and getting school and house stuff done.
What's working? variety this week. some beach running, wii fit, and swimming.
What's not? We won some swedish fish at the carnivale. too tempting, but i have been (pretty) good. i am also sick of driving.
How are you feeling? overall, ok. right now, throbbing headache. and not happy about some more massive driving this weekend.
07-25-2009, 02:11 AM
Oh yay! I just found this thread...and I think that I figured out how to update my post on the challenge thread. Phew. There is a bit of a learning curve with these challenges! LOL
This week has gone pretty well. I have been doing the C25K program and sort of fell off the wagon the last few weeks but this week I hopped back on and finished up week 7 and did day 1 and 2 of week 8. That means 28 minutes of straight running! It totally blows me away that I can do that!!
I lost 3 pounds this week and 4 inches so I am feeling well on my way.
I am looking forward to getting to know you all more over the next few months as we all jingle away our jiggle :)
07-25-2009, 04:05 AM
How are you doing this week ladies? OK, I haven't had any binges and haven't really had anything to eat that I'm ashamed of.
What's working? I've been working out using my Wii every day... EA Sports Active 30 day challenge and Wii Fit on the days Active schedules me to rest. I love it and it's the most activity I've done in years.
What's not? My meals are very unbalanced. I might have a Nutri-Grain bar for breakfast then not eat again until my husband gets home in the evening when I have a large meal. I think I need to eat more smaller meals so I don't feel like I'm starving by the end of the day.
How are you feeling? Hungry... I am craving a lot, especially a big cheeseburger! I feel good about my weight loss so far though and that I've been able to stay back on track for a month now. Dieting is so hard and can be emotionally and physically painful at times, sometimes I struggle to keep focused on the ultimate goal. The last 2 days have been the hardest, but I know I will be proud of myself for powering through!
07-25-2009, 07:13 AM
I have to stop the night time snacking! Last night was the first night in months I went to bed without snacking on CRAP before bed. Good start to breaking the habbit. I just wish I could keep it up. I am mindless at the late night hours. My loosing would be much faster if I could master that.
07-25-2009, 07:13 AM
Oh and I need to eat waaaay more veggies.lol.
07-25-2009, 07:53 AM
So tired! I have the next six weeks off work and I decided to use them as a kick start to being healthy. I'm not finding anything a struggle particularly but thinking about everything I put into my mouth is tiring, no wonder I got so fat in the first place.
07-25-2009, 02:26 PM
It's been a crazy week, I havne't been calorie counting but watching what I eat and making sure I get fruits and leafy greens from the garden and I'm back down again. We've been going for walks and I've gone to aquafit the last two lunches.
The week has also been stressful with the family issues and then my oldest son have behavior issues at daycare and we had a big meeting the other morning and the last two days have been an improvement.
Alas, we are taking the dog back today. I find it's just too much for me at the moment to have to have her. We really like her but she needs training and I just don't that the time in my life right now to train a dog and clean up after it and give it all the attention she needs. I know she will find the right owner because she is a good dog and with proper training she will be a great dog. She's great around the kids but my yard and especially my strawberry and raspberry patches have suffered because of her. While I'm not ready for her and the kids really like her Hubby wants a smaller house dog.
I've been pretty emotional the last couple of days to it may be TOM soon but I'm back on track and that is the main thing.
We are going to go raspberry picking down the street on the hill and hopefully get to make jam if we get enough.
I hope everyone has a great weekend.
07-27-2009, 10:40 AM
Just tired today.
07-27-2009, 02:02 PM
My thighs are killing me today from all the squats I was doing berry picking. I'm tired and took the day off work today. My MIL passed away yesterday and Hubby is being strong, we are so far away and can't afford to pay for a flight for him and he says he'd rather be with me and the kids anyway. I'm just sad for him. He's not telling anyone at work and is not going to take the time off. We haven't told the kids yet but Kale would be the only one to remember her.