Metabolic Research Center - 200 plus / 50 lbs or more part two carry on




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Kristalin180
07-22-2009, 12:27 AM
Time for a new thread.

Thanks everyone for helping each other and getting us to 500 posts on the first thread:)

skinny dust to all:)


Lori123321
07-22-2009, 04:18 AM
Hard to catch up, lots of reading. Congrats on the great loses and success.
On my first shift! Yeah! Was going so crazy without anything going on. Unemployment came through finally. There is light at the end of the tunnel, just hope it is not a train!
Finally signed the 20 pound board! Was within a half pound of signing it and then started to gain over the last two weeks. Went from 186.5 to 191.5, then dropped 5.5 pounds! Yahoo! :carrot:

Kristalin180
07-22-2009, 11:22 AM
Congrats Lori on everything! :)


Kristalin180
07-22-2009, 11:39 AM
So I found a new website about a girl my age (a little younger) that lost 1/2 her body weight and she blogged then wrote a book about it. If you google pastaqueen you should be able to find it.

I was reading the blog the other night and she was talk about reverse anorexia; not seeing yourself as fat as you really are and how society kind of has that same issue.

Example: I have had a lot of people mention my weight loss and ask me how I am doing and how much I have left to lose. I always find it surprising how many people are genuinely shocked when I say "I would like to lose another 48 lbs but according to my BMI I have to lose almost 90." 9 times out of 10 when someone says you can lose that much you're only what like... the weight they actually say is my goal weight!!

The blogger mentioned how it seems hard for people to comprehend what someone should or does look like once they get over 200lbs plus.

I have come to realize I have that same problem. I have had this one dress for 11 years. Fit in the dressing room, when I went to wear it again no go. This has been my goal dress.

I thought if I ever got to my actual goal weight I would fit into my goal dress. But I had no comprehension of what # of pounds would equal # of inches lost or dress sizes dropped.

I fit into my goal dress 3 weeks ago! And I am still almost 50lbs from goal!

My new goal dress is my wedding dress. I actually want to have to have it taken in.

So finally the weekly question is - Do you have a goal outfit? Have you already fit into that outfit much to your surprise? Now what?

TeresaG
07-22-2009, 05:55 PM
So finally the weekly question is - Do you have a goal outfit? Have you already fit into that outfit much to your surprise? Now what?

I do have a goal outfit. When Steve and I first met, he was in Lake Tahoe and I went out over Labor Day weekend. He was working so I had lots of time to wander by myself. I found a little boutique that had a skirt that I loved but didn't buy it. After I came home he went shopping and purchased the skirt, only in a smaller size. He also purchased a top and accessories, and while I could get them on, there were too many bulges for it to look nice. I have felt bad because he went to so much trouble to put the whole outfit together and I haven't been able to wear it. I am about 10 lbs away from what I weighed when we first met, but I know it won't look nice until I am closer to my goal. Although it is a summer outfit, I am hoping to wear it for my 50th birthday in December to surprise him.

I just found out his folks would like to send us away for my birthday present, and they offered to watch Alex for me too. Top three choices are Mexico, Hawaii and Aruba. Next choice would be Key West, all sunny and warm while we have cold and snow here that time of year. Why these choices you might ask? My daughter works for a resort who offers family discounted rates. They don't have any in Australia or that would be my first choice hands down!

TeresaG
07-22-2009, 07:33 PM
I can't believe July is 3/4 through the month already. Came back from vacation on the 6th and finally got through all the posts I had missed. That can take a while.

Congrats to all for your losses and nsv's. Welcome to all who have joined in these last several weeks too.

I finally hit onederland, yeah! Also got to sign the 30lb board a week or so ago. The last few weeks have been frustrating, because I will lose a little and gain it back for no apparent reason. Talked to the counselor today and am going to switch some things around to see if that makes a difference. Was told if I was at this weight for quite a while in previous years it is probably just my body adjusting.

The house is very quiet with Alex in Florida, but he is having a blast with his sister. Vacations can be very hard on a diet. I'm heading to FL in two weeks, but it should be fairly easy to stay OP.

Keep up the hard work everyone!

Karen1234
07-22-2009, 08:05 PM
Crazy enough, I have this goal dress hanging in my closet waiting for me to wear one day although I never actually plan to wear it in public: This is a dress I wore about 10 yrs ago. It was purchased at NY & Co., A Black Dress with many tiny buttons down the entire front of dress, short sleeved, fitted to the hips then flares into a full skirt and goes to the floor. It has med size white poinsetta flowers on it with red centers. I was only able to wear it once to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve before I started gaining weight and could no longer wear it. I kept it b/c I loved it so much and wanted to wear it again but it has pretty much gone out of fashion since then. I still want to put it on just so that I know that I look like that again, or better!!

rip
07-23-2009, 12:15 AM
I don't have a special outfit that I want to get into, I just want to be able to go into a department store, Target, whatever and when I see a cute top in the misses department or just a tee-shirt I can just grab it off the rack and buy it instead of going to the womens section of the store. I just see so many cute clothes when I walk into stores and know that they won't fit. That is my dream.

I was discouraged the past couple of weeks because I wasn't losing as fast as I wanted. I know it just doesn't fall off but I sure want it to. We went to a wedding last Friday and there were people I had not seen for over a year. When we walked in 2 people looked at my husband and said 'You have really lost weight, you look great'. Not a word to me. I almost started crying and my husband felt so bad. He had at the most 15 pounds to loose and he has lost it because he is nice enough to eat the dinners I make from the MRC cookbook. I finally reminded myself that I had gained 20 pounds since I had seen these people last and that to them I only looked like I had lost 20 pounds and that the people I see everyday that do not know I am dieting have noticed and compliment me quite a bit.

I was still a little bummed about it when I weighed in Monday (lost 1.5 pds) but then I looked at my pictures on 10, 20 and 30 pound boards and could not believe the change in my face. So I STOLE the pictures off the boards and put them in my pretty little book that holds my food diary, favorite recipes and exercise notes. I did tell them that I took them off the board for motivation and they did not have a problem with that.

Sorry for going on so much I just needed to get this down. Hopefully this is not too confusing...I did not go back and spell check or check my sentence stucture.

Anyway I am feeling much better!

Thank you all for being there! It would be hard without you.

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Started MRC 5/9/09

TeresaG
07-23-2009, 11:24 AM
Anyway I am feeling much better!

Thank you all for being there! It would be hard without you.

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Started MRC 5/9/09

I'm glad you are feeling better. It can be hard when our hard work isn't noticed. We just have to remember we aren't doing this for someone else, we are doing it for ourselves and as long as we recognize our accomplishments, we shouldn't let what others do or don't do matter to us. Easier said than done.

You have done a great job in such a short time! I started at the end of April and you have surpassed my weight loss! Keep it up. Your hubby sounds like he is a great support.

Teresa

msim
07-23-2009, 12:23 PM
Hi everyone!
I have been on the lam from the boards and MRC for the past few days. See, there was this jar of peanut butter, and a spoon and you know the rest....
So thank goodness my 2 day peanut butter binge is over, but it seriously took my head out of the weight loss game. So rather than face the scales on Tuesday, I have hid out. I am going in tomorrow and I should be back where I was.
Yesterday and today I am doing egg whites and HNS only, just to get my focus back, seems like when I eat to cheat, I get revved up and have a hard time stopping, but if I remove all temptation for a day or two, I can get back in control. Finally just threw the jar away, and suddenly I was no longer peanut butter possessed! Luckily I didn't eat the entire contents of the jar, but still didn't matter, that scale when right back up and I set myself back about one week.
So there, confession is good for the soul; I slipped, caught myself, and away I go again. I still count it as a victory and I learned that with as much progress as I have made, I am still working through the process.
I so applaud Lori123321 and TeresaG and their perseverance, Woo Hoo!!!! Karen1234 I always appreciate you words of wisdom, Kristalin180 thanks for posting such thought provoking questions--my goal outfit is a dress that I wore to an Air Force dining out about 16 years ago-it is peach, short with interesting straps. That night we had a blast--danced for hours and I felt sort of like Cinderella--dang I didn't know a decade later I was going to turn into the pumpkin after that night! lol
rip--you know people didn't say to me 'wow you sure have gained a lot of weight' years ago so that is what I thought when it took others what seemed like a long time to notice my weight loss. You are doing a phenomenal job!
I thank you all for your support!

SkinnyWallet
07-23-2009, 01:26 PM
My "favorite" counselor made a remark the other day that impacted my thought process about "cheating". She said she didn't trust people who never cheated on the plan, because the "cheats" serve a purpose. We have to live in the "real world" after the MRC program is over. The real world will have temptations and choices. She said "cheating" now and then helps you make the transition better, because you learn as you go along. It isn't such an abrupt transition to freedom. (the learning is both about yourself, and what the MRC program you are on will allow to pass unnoticed by your body.)

I had never thought of my "cheats" as serving a purpose. It does sorta take the guilt away.....

So I am not cheating, I am learning!

(The only drawback to this wonderful philosophy is that the learning costs me extra $$$) Education is damned expensive, ya know?!

thelish
07-23-2009, 01:35 PM
SkinnyWallet - you crack me up!!! Thanks for the laugh today!

RIP - I'm glad you are feeling better now, but I understand how disheartening it can be when others don't notice all the hard work we are doing...for me I struggle with not really seeing the difference myself.

angelofsc
07-23-2009, 03:05 PM
I don't have a special outfit that I want to get into, I just want to be able to go into a department store, Target, whatever and when I see a cute top in the misses department or just a tee-shirt I can just grab it off the rack and buy it instead of going to the womens section of the store. I just see so many cute clothes when I walk into stores and know that they won't fit. That is my dream.

I was discouraged the past couple of weeks because I wasn't losing as fast as I wanted. I know it just doesn't fall off but I sure want it to. We went to a wedding last Friday and there were people I had not seen for over a year. When we walked in 2 people looked at my husband and said 'You have really lost weight, you look great'. Not a word to me. I almost started crying and my husband felt so bad. He had at the most 15 pounds to loose and he has lost it because he is nice enough to eat the dinners I make from the MRC cookbook. I finally reminded myself that I had gained 20 pounds since I had seen these people last and that to them I only looked like I had lost 20 pounds and that the people I see everyday that do not know I am dieting have noticed and compliment me quite a bit.

I was still a little bummed about it when I weighed in Monday (lost 1.5 pds) but then I looked at my pictures on 10, 20 and 30 pound boards and could not believe the change in my face. So I STOLE the pictures off the boards and put them in my pretty little book that holds my food diary, favorite recipes and exercise notes. I did tell them that I took them off the board for motivation and they did not have a problem with that.

Sorry for going on so much I just needed to get this down. Hopefully this is not too confusing...I did not go back and spell check or check my sentence stucture.

Anyway I am feeling much better!

Thank you all for being there! It would be hard without you.

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/240/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Don't be sad because people aren't complimenting the way you think they should because it is soon to come from them. And you just keep going because you are doing this for you and not for them. Keep your head up and your mind focus on your goal and you will see who comes out on the top at the next wedding.

rip
07-23-2009, 06:56 PM
Thank you all for your kind words. I have really felt down all week and this forum always lifts my spirits.

What is it with peanut butter. Anytime I think I just have to have something I get a spoon of peanut butter. Is it because it is so easy to get to, no muss no fuss. So far that has been my only cheat. I may have to ban it from the house, I have already banned Lay's chips. Fortunately I am the only one that ate them and I mean REALLY ATE THEM!

I know I shouldn't of taken is so hard when people complimented by husband on his weight loss especially when he really was not overweight but gee wiz. You have all put it back into perspective for me so thank you. I am also truly blessed with a wonderful husband.

I just had my WI and was down 3 pounds. Now in the 230's. I am so excited and proud. Hopefully I am passed the couple of weeks of hardly losin http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/238/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

SkinnyWallet
07-24-2009, 04:14 AM
I have been passing my size 18s and 20s to a fellow MRC-er when they became too big for me. Now I have a problem. I have very few 16s, and hopefully I won't be in them long. I would love it if some one could pass clothes to me as they lose.

I apologise if that sounds "tacky". My forum name is Skinny Wallet, and I named myself that, because I just believe in being frugal when I can. When I do splurge, as I did for the MRC program, I try to cut back in other areas, like clothing. Still, I prefer to look like someone other than the Salvation Army dressed me. (although I have found great stuff there and at Goodwill and Savers. Now when I need stuff, I am coming up empty-handed. Wonder why you can find great stuff at thrift stores when you DON'T need it?)

I need to dress "professionally" and "casual work-place" for work and Toastmasters. Otherwise, I am a jeans and tee shirts kind of gal. I would be happy to pay a nominal amount, and/or postage, and/or gas money if you are in Denver Metro/ColoradoSprings/Fort Collins/Greeley. If there is anyone out there who no longer needs their size 16's or 14's, you can email me privately, and we can discuss the hows. Thanks.

Dolly
07-24-2009, 05:19 AM
I've been cheating like crazy. Eating huge portions and not drinking my water now for five days. I haven't journaled either which is REALLY unlike me. My home scale says I've gained five pounds but for some reason I'm not as upset as I should be.

I'm going grocery shopping in the morning and that should put everything back on track. So I probably won't make my goal by October 16th, but I know I'll get there.

Congratulations to eveyone who has lost and stayed on plan.

noahsmama
07-24-2009, 10:22 AM
I've been cheating like crazy. Eating huge portions and not drinking my water now for five days. I haven't journaled either which is REALLY unlike me. My home scale says I've gained five pounds but for some reason I'm not as upset as I should be.

I'm going grocery shopping in the morning and that should put everything back on track. So I probably won't make my goal by October 16th, but I know I'll get there.

Congratulations to eveyone who has lost and stayed on plan.

Edie, I've been wondering where you were since I hadn't seen you post lately. You've been missed. Kudos to you for putting yourself out there but don't beat yourself up. Most of us have been there at some point in time and the important thing is that you're going to get back on track and you'll get losing again in no time! :hug:

Karen1234
07-24-2009, 02:33 PM
Thank you all for your kind words. I have really felt down all week and this forum always lifts my spirits.

What is it with peanut butter. Anytime I think I just have to have something I get a spoon of peanut butter. Is it because it is so easy to get to, no muss no fuss. So far that has been my only cheat. I may have to ban it from the house, I have already banned Lay's chips. Fortunately I am the only one that ate them and I mean REALLY ATE THEM!

I know I shouldn't of taken is so hard when people complimented by husband on his weight loss especially when he really was not overweight but gee wiz. You have all put it back into perspective for me so thank you. I am also truly blessed with a wonderful husband.

I just had my WI and was down 3 pounds. Now in the 230's. I am so excited and proud. Hopefully I am passed the couple of weeks of hardly losin http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/238/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Hey rip,
Hang in there lady... it sounds like you're doing great and I know it's tough to feel overlooked especially when you're working hard and really making sacrifices but it will all be worth it in the end and pretty soon you'll have far more attention about your weight than you'll even want. Keep up the great work!
p.s. I love Peanut butter and cashews in a bad way too... we havent had to ban the PB but the cashews can no longer visit my home, I have almost no Willpower against those things!!

Lori123321
07-26-2009, 05:30 AM
I've been cheating like crazy. Eating huge portions and not drinking my water now for five days. I haven't journaled either which is REALLY unlike me. My home scale says I've gained five pounds but for some reason I'm not as upset as I should be.

I'm going grocery shopping in the morning and that should put everything back on track. So I probably won't make my goal by October 16th, but I know I'll get there.

Congratulations to eveyone who has lost and stayed on plan.

Wondering where you went, missed my fellow vampire! Back to work now and doing nights, feels good to be working again.
Don't feel bad. We have all fallen of the MRC wagon, one way or another. Just pick your self up, dust off the cake crumbs and climb back on. You know we will all lend a hand to pull you back up! So, fill up that water jug, grill that chicken, and remember why you are doing what you are doing.

Lori123321
07-26-2009, 06:05 AM
Well Ladies, I am on the last week until I get my first paycheck! Yahoo! Of course I am getting short on HNS. I found out if I run out before the pay comes in, I am supposed to just do the preconditioning menu until I can buy some more. I was worried about what I should do, without the HNS, my calorie intake is too low and could put me in starvation mode. The only problem is now I keep thinking of having pasta! I figured out if I remember to use my creamies and the jello ones, I should be able to make it through. Better to shelve the thought of pasta rather then be able to have it for a day or two and then no more until maintance. :(
Work is going well, really like the staff I am working with and the hospital is so nice. Fairly new hospital.
As far as a goal outfit, I don't have one yet. The clothes that I have in my closet that I couldn't wear, I am wearing now. I will have to buy more when I am too small for these 16's. Notice my bra is getting two big as well. In my mind, I have this vision of a sweet hawaiian dress and I am wearing it walking on the beach. Of course it is sunset and my hair is floating in the breeze. Add in a Mai Tai, someone holding my hand and the picture is complete! The only other thing is my friend's 20 y/o daughter who is my height and weighs at my goal weight. I would like to be able to trade clothes with her. Unfortunately, she is moving back to Omaha with her mom to help take care of her great grandmother. And since she has never had kids, don't know if the hip shape will be the same. So back to Hawaii and the dress on the beach!

Lori123321
07-26-2009, 06:11 AM
I understand about the weight distortion. I had no idea what being 5'2" would look like at 130. I have not been at that weight in 18 years! So finding out my friend's daughter was that height and weight was a shock to me. Instead of telling my friends I will be 130, I now tell them I am going to be Meghann's size! And I noticed if I told them I am going to lose 76 pounds, they say from where? They can't believe I have that much to lose. I proceed to tell them from my stomach, butt, thighs and ear lobes! Dang those fat lobes!

rip
07-26-2009, 01:44 PM
Ladies I have been going through my closet and have quite a few size 2X clothing that no longer fits. Mostly tops from Coldwater Creek. I have a few pants but have not gotten to them yet. Most of the items are in excellent condition. If you are in the Omaha/Bellevue Ne. area and think you may be interested you can email me at nrippey@q.com. If oanyone out of the area would be interested I would be willing to ship if you pay the shipping charges

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Started MRC 5/9/09

Suz175
07-27-2009, 11:19 AM
Hey everyone! I have not posted in a while but I HAVE been reading. I've been so frustrated the last couple of weeks. No matter how hard I tried, I could not QUIT cheating!! :devil: FINALLY, I figured out it was my crazy hormones after TOM came last week. Now, my hormones have finally calmed back down :D and I have started excercising :exercise:. When I went for WI on Saturday, I was down FOUR pounds!! :carrot: I finally feel like I'm back in control ~ and that's a GOOD feeling ;)

rip
07-27-2009, 11:50 AM
WI today. Down 1pd. Every little bit counts.

Stopped at Target after my WI and bought the Biggest Loser Scale. Came right home and weighed myself with it. Had 1.4 pounds more than the MCR WI. I will stick with the MRC WI (at least for today) haha. I started a page in my notebook where I will begin comparing the two methods. Frankly it doesn't really matter...I will just consider it a science experiment.

My goal this week is to exercise everyday. Five more pounds and I reach the 50 mark. It would be so awesome to be there next Monday.

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Started MRC 5/9/09

Everyone have a great week.

jeweliek
07-27-2009, 12:43 PM
WI today. Down 1pd. Every little bit counts.

Stopped at Target after my WI and bought the Biggest Loser Scale. Came right home and weighed myself with it. Had 1.4 pounds more than the MCR WI. I will stick with the MRC WI (at least for today) haha. I started a page in my notebook where I will begin comparing the two methods. Frankly it doesn't really matter...I will just consider it a science experiment.

My goal this week is to exercise everyday. Five more pounds and I reach the 50 mark. It would be so awesome to be there next Monday.

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/237/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Everyone have a great week.

Woo hoo ..... 5 pounds is so do-able. I can't wait to hear that you made it.

rip
07-27-2009, 12:51 PM
Jeweliek,
Your response gives me that boost. I know you'll be watching :)
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Started MRC 5/9/09

TeresaG
07-28-2009, 05:20 PM
On Saturday at WI, I talked to the counselor about my goal weight. I had a number in mind and after checking, it would work and put me in the healthy BMI range. Soooooo, what that means is that I am almost halfway there! Unofficially on home scale, I am there. Seems very unreal at the moment for some reason.

Last night, Steve actually grabbed my MRC cookbook and made the mayo and one of the coleslaw recipes. This is momentous on several points. First as a chef, he doesn't use recipes, and even if he has a list of ingredients, he doesn't stop there either. He had fun and I'm very appreciative of his support. I have at least broken his habit of salting everything as he cooks, much to his frustration.

Congrats to all for accomplishments. :hug: to everyone!

Kristalin180
07-28-2009, 05:52 PM
So ever since you mentioned the Hawiian dress thing I have been bashing my head in trying to remember this website where I saw dresses like that and they jumped into my head when you mentioned it... well here it is...
http://www.whirlingturban.com/boutique/

tkdtara84
07-29-2009, 02:00 AM
I'm down to losing the last 20 lbs., and it is so frustrating. No matter what I do, I can't seem to break 160. I keep going up and down. It's my own fault, I know, because I'm not always sticking to plan. I think I'm just really bored with my food choices. I will have been at this for one year August 1st, and I'm really ready for a change, but I'm not going to stop this close to my goal.

I've also lost some of my motivation because I actually look pretty good these days. Granted, I'd look better without 20 lbs, but I'm healthy, and I am almost satisfied with what I see in the mirror.

Is anyone else in the same boat? What do you do to keep things interesting or stay motivated?

daizy hotrocks
07-29-2009, 01:49 PM
I have several goal outfits, lol.

First is a blue bikini with white stitching that I bought several years ago as a goal and have never worn besides the many before pics I've taken while trying differnt programs. The top looks good but the bottoms are still snug and my stomach isn't where I want it.

Second is a black satin mini skirt I wore right out of basic training 7 years ago and a dancing top that I bought in a rush off the clearance rack and didn't try on and of course never fit.

I was keeping all of my skinny clothes but 3 years ago got rid of everything under a 9 (I still wear junior stuff) thinking anything below that was just unreasonable. The only thing I kept was a blue halter top dress I wore to Homecoming my senior year that my grandmother made. My goal weight is right around what I weighed when I wore that and I would love to wear it again.

The last outfit I just bought at Ross. My bf loves sexy office clothes and its a pinstripe, skimpy vest and skirt set that he will love in a few more weeks (hopefully). If I add a shirt I could also wear it to work. Its a dress size 9 and I can put it on but its not pretty! I remember buying dresses in size 7 and 9 for school dances in high school so the thought I could be that small again is still crazy but I am warming up to it :)

Good luck on getting in to all of our goal outfits!!!

jeweliek
07-29-2009, 02:42 PM
On Saturday at WI, I talked to the counselor about my goal weight. I had a number in mind and after checking, it would work and put me in the healthy BMI range. Soooooo, what that means is that I am almost halfway there! Unofficially on home scale, I am there. Seems very unreal at the moment for some reason.

Last night, Steve actually grabbed my MRC cookbook and made the mayo and one of the coleslaw recipes. This is momentous on several points. First as a chef, he doesn't use recipes, and even if he has a list of ingredients, he doesn't stop there either. He had fun and I'm very appreciative of his support. I have at least broken his habit of salting everything as he cooks, much to his frustration.

Congrats to all for accomplishments. :hug: to everyone!

That's awesome! Shows great support

I'm down to losing the last 20 lbs., and it is so frustrating. No matter what I do, I can't seem to break 160. I keep going up and down. It's my own fault, I know, because I'm not always sticking to plan. I think I'm just really bored with my food choices. I will have been at this for one year August 1st, and I'm really ready for a change, but I'm not going to stop this close to my goal.

I've also lost some of my motivation because I actually look pretty good these days. Granted, I'd look better without 20 lbs, but I'm healthy, and I am almost satisfied with what I see in the mirror.

Is anyone else in the same boat? What do you do to keep things interesting or stay motivated?

Try a new recipe.....say you will try one thing new each week. That keeps it interesting. Try to not have your same o/same o meals each meal. Look back to see what you ate in the past (if you have your logs) for inspiration.

lookinfine09
07-29-2009, 05:04 PM
tkdtara84

Hang in there. You've got this down and I'm sure you are looking good. I agree food choices can get boring. Last week I swore if I saw another piece of chicken I was going to lose it. I changed up all my cooking with spices and ventured out to veggies I normally don't eat. I'm like you...I've got 20 more pounds to go and it can't come off fast enough!

lookinfine09
07-29-2009, 05:07 PM
thelish

Your peaches on the George Foreman grill ROCKED! The best dessert EVER! Thanks for sharing.

Kristalin180
07-29-2009, 05:19 PM
Thanks everyone for sharing your goal outfit stories! I think it would be great if everyone tried to post a pic once they get there. Trying to think of a new weekly question. Work has just been a little crazy and I have to play MUDD volleyball on Saturday for the March of Dimes... so probably not till next week.

Lori123321
07-30-2009, 05:33 AM
So ever since you mentioned the Hawiian dress thing I have been bashing my head in trying to remember this website where I saw dresses like that and they jumped into my head when you mentioned it... well here it is...
http://www.whirlingturban.com/boutique/

So beautiful! Just what I was picturing. Could just feel the island breeze while looking at those dresses. Thanks

sknymom2b
08-03-2009, 01:43 AM
Well....It's been a while since I have been here. I have been struggling with staying on program for the past 2 weeks. I can't stop cheating. I little bite here and a little taste there. I thought that camping would help, but it didn't. I was starving after our 2 hour hike and made poor choices for dinner that night. Telling myself it was ok, because I had just exercised. A common distortion for me. Anyway, I weighed in on Thursday night after not going in for 12 days. I just knew I had gained at least 5 pounds. I could barely look at the numbers ~ but I was only up 2 pounds. I got back on program and when I weighed in 2 days later I had lost 3 lbs. Whew! a little set-back, but I am back on track.
I have set a goal to loose 15 pounds by my hubby's 40th birthday on 8-29. I didn't do for my 40th, might as well do it for his. I will be down a total of 43 pounds if I can stay on track!
Keep on keeping on!

Dolly
08-03-2009, 09:36 AM
sknymom2be---



---Isn't it wonderful when the program works in spite of yourself? Things like this convince me I'm really with the right weight loss program.

msim
08-04-2009, 03:51 PM
Finally!
I decided to have a bit of a rebellious period during July and fought every pound I lost--and I lost some of those pounds two, three, and four times over!

Glad it is a new month!

rip
08-04-2009, 08:25 PM
MSIM,
I had the same problem. I don't know what happened. I pretty much stayed on plan but every pound last month was a struggle. Bythe way great pic. Isn't it nice to feel good about posting a pic.

Since we started with about the same weight and are the same height you (as well as everyone else) are a great inspiration.

I like watching your ticker, I know that will be me eventually!

Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/237/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Karen1234
08-04-2009, 08:46 PM
Well....It's been a while since I have been here. I have been struggling with staying on program for the past 2 weeks. I can't stop cheating. I little bite here and a little taste there. I thought that camping would help, but it didn't. I was starving after our 2 hour hike and made poor choices for dinner that night. Telling myself it was ok, because I had just exercised. A common distortion for me. Anyway, I weighed in on Thursday night after not going in for 12 days. I just knew I had gained at least 5 pounds. I could barely look at the numbers ~ but I was only up 2 pounds. I got back on program and when I weighed in 2 days later I had lost 3 lbs. Whew! a little set-back, but I am back on track.
I have set a goal to loose 15 pounds by my hubby's 40th birthday on 8-29. I didn't do for my 40th, might as well do it for his. I will be down a total of 43 pounds if I can stay on track!
Keep on keeping on!

rip, you're doing great, just keep with it, you're well on your way :0)

Finally!
I decided to have a bit of a rebellious period during July and fought every pound I lost--and I lost some of those pounds two, three, and four times over!

Glad it is a new month!

msim,
hang in there, you've done so great, keep up the good work!

joz
08-04-2009, 10:30 PM
Wondering where you went, missed my fellow vampire! Back to work now and doing nights, feels good to be working again.
Don't feel bad. We have all fallen of the MRC wagon, one way or another. Just pick your self up, dust off the cake crumbs and climb back on. You know we will all lend a hand to pull you back up! So, fill up that water jug, grill that chicken, and remember why you are doing what you are doing.

Well since the women who work nights are touching base, I have also been cheating like you would not believe. My boyfriend and I (of 4 years) split up last week and it has been like an out of control spiral. I have even been back to having a beer or two after work. Ok so that stops now!!!!

Dolly
08-04-2009, 11:24 PM
Sounds like July was a challenge for a lot of us. I lost only a couple of pounds the whole month. So this month I'm going to really kick in it gear. I may even exercise.

Funny, I used to love to walk on the treadmill. Now it seems overwhelming.

If my increased portions of chicken and grilled hamburger are the cause, I can see stabilization won't be a breeze for me. At least I have a heads up on this.

Lori, I'm delighted at your work news. Are the other nurses treating you well?

joz, I was wondering where you were. I'm sorry about you and your boyfriend. Listen to some sad break-up songs and grieve for a while. I could go on and give you advice on how to get over a man, but I'm sure you've heard it before.

Kristalin180
08-05-2009, 12:20 AM
I FINALLY got to sign the 30lb board! FINALLY!!!!

I have 36 days to go till the wedding.

My dress arrived yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised at how it came out. None of those horror stories about a dress that looks nothing like what is on the website. AND.....

it fits perfect just as it is... no need for any foundation underwear!!!

Plus the shoes I had to get are a perfect match color wise it was like I had them dyed to match.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Dolly
08-05-2009, 01:02 AM
Kristalin,

Do you have a picture of your wedding dress?

I love wedding gowns. When I got married a city court officer, I wore a white satiny vest with a fitted white tee under it and a long tulle white skirt with white satin ballet slippers. It sounds like something you'd see on trash wedding sites, but it was actually quite elegant. It cost me $50 total although I would have paid a small fortune if needed.

I hadn't thought of a goal outfit for a reward like others, but you just reminded me of how much I love ball gowns. I used to ballroom dance so maybe I can pick out a gown from the local boutique and picture myself in it for inspiration.

My niece is getting ready to have a dream wedding and I've been pestering her with details. I actually dress more like a hippie when I'm not in scrubs so she's surprised at my interest. I love looking at bridal magazines too even though I know I will never get married again.

Kristalin180
08-05-2009, 12:21 PM
Since Little Edie asked and I am going all girly and the wedding is the only thing I seem to be able to think about here are some pictures of the dress the shoes and the flowers. :) Although keep in mind the dress will be the same color as the shoes.... ivory.

msim
08-05-2009, 01:18 PM
Since Little Edie asked and I am going all girly and the wedding is the only thing I seem to be able to think about here are some pictures of the dress the shoes and the flowers. :) Although keep in mind the dress will be the same color as the shoes.... ivory.

Absolutely beautiful! I would be wedding minded too. What are you doing with your hair? Love the bouquet!

noahsmama
08-05-2009, 04:00 PM
Since Little Edie asked and I am going all girly and the wedding is the only thing I seem to be able to think about here are some pictures of the dress the shoes and the flowers. :) Although keep in mind the dress will be the same color as the shoes.... ivory.

Very cute and I'm sure you'll look beautiful in it. You'll certainly have to post a pic of you in it, you know that right?! :)

Kristalin180
08-05-2009, 04:26 PM
Thanks everyone for the nice comments on the wedding stuff. I appreciate it.

Still so far from my goal but I have to try and look at positives... I ordered a size 18 wedding dress instead of a 28 which is what I would have had to order back in April when I started this whole thing. (I will be re-enrolling at my own cost in Sept till Dec to see if I can get to goal.)

MSIM asked a great question what to do with my hair.

Part of the contest I won I get a bunch of salon services for the wedding. I have my first appointment on the 29th for a cut and color, then they will do my hair the day of the wedding plus my makeup. I haven't cut or colored my hair in 6 months and have no clue what to do with it.

I have attached a pic of me from this weekend after playing MUDD Volleyball for the March of Dimes all day (hence why I am red.) Any color suggestions would be appreciated.

Since my dress is kind of 50's-ish I was going to try and go for something on that theme. I have attached two pics of the hair styles I was thinking of. Please feel free to vote or tell me I am out of my mind.

I would appreciate the feed back as I don't have a MOH to bounce ideas off of... you all can be my OL bridal party:)

TOBF
08-05-2009, 08:28 PM
Hi everyone I joined MRC on May 5th and have been lurking on this forum for the entire three months and have finally decided to join in. I just wanted to thank all of you for sharing your experiences as it has really helped me along when I have had struggles.

Karen1234
08-05-2009, 10:06 PM
Thanks everyone for the nice comments on the wedding stuff. I appreciate it.

Still so far from my goal but I have to try and look at positives... I ordered a size 18 wedding dress instead of a 28 which is what I would have had to order back in April when I started this whole thing. (I will be re-enrolling at my own cost in Sept till Dec to see if I can get to goal.)

MSIM asked a great question what to do with my hair.

Part of the contest I won I get a bunch of salon services for the wedding. I have my first appointment on the 29th for a cut and color, then they will do my hair the day of the wedding plus my makeup. I haven't cut or colored my hair in 6 months and have no clue what to do with it.

I have attached a pic of me from this weekend after playing MUDD Volleyball for the March of Dimes all day (hence why I am red.) Any color suggestions would be appreciated.

Since my dress is kind of 50's-ish I was going to try and go for something on that theme. I have attached two pics of the hair styles I was thinking of. Please feel free to vote or tell me I am out of my mind.

I would appreciate the feed back as I don't have a MOH to bounce ideas off of... you all can be my OL bridal party:)


You're doing great Kristalin, keep up the good work and you'll be at goal in no time. I loved your pic, looks like you had fun! So, the hair... I love both do's, I'm a gal that loves classic vintage looks so they are both beautiful to me, the 1st was very Elizabeth Taylor and lovely, the 2nd was almost 1920's-30's and I loved it the most. So, my vote #2 but either would certainly be great. What a nice gift to win BTW!!

Karen1234
08-05-2009, 10:13 PM
Hi everyone I joined MRC on May 5th and have been lurking on this forum for the entire three months and have finally decided to join in. I just wanted to thank all of you for sharing your experiences as it has really helped me along when I have had struggles.

Welcome TOBF!!

Lori123321
08-06-2009, 06:43 AM
Thanks everyone for the nice comments on the wedding stuff. I appreciate it.

Still so far from my goal but I have to try and look at positives... I ordered a size 18 wedding dress instead of a 28 which is what I would have had to order back in April when I started this whole thing. (I will be re-enrolling at my own cost in Sept till Dec to see if I can get to goal.)

MSIM asked a great question what to do with my hair.

Part of the contest I won I get a bunch of salon services for the wedding. I have my first appointment on the 29th for a cut and color, then they will do my hair the day of the wedding plus my makeup. I haven't cut or colored my hair in 6 months and have no clue what to do with it.

I have attached a pic of me from this weekend after playing MUDD Volleyball for the March of Dimes all day (hence why I am red.) Any color suggestions would be appreciated.

Since my dress is kind of 50's-ish I was going to try and go for something on that theme. I have attached two pics of the hair styles I was thinking of. Please feel free to vote or tell me I am out of my mind.

I would appreciate the feed back as I don't have a MOH to bounce ideas off of... you all can be my OL bridal party:)

I vote for the first hairstyle. It caught my eye right away. Love the dress. I love weddings. It is the marriage afterwards that scares me! :D
You are going to be such a beautiful bride!

Lori123321
08-06-2009, 07:03 AM
Hi Joz, sorry to hear you fell off the wagon. Don't feel bad. Last night I jumped off! I posted it on the August thread. Had a goodbye dinner for my best friend as she was leaving and the menu was not MRC friendly. I could have just eaten several things and left the rest untouched but just didn't feel like it! I also had 2 glasses of wine. Worse, the night before that I drank an entire bottle of wine. Had never done that before! As for the ex bf, we will all stalk him and throw our water bottles at him. :hug:

I love my new job and the nurses have all been great. The hardest thing to remember is that I am permanent staff. After traveling for so long, it feels strange to think that I will not be at a new job in 3 months.

Guy friend is acting strange again, just when I need him to be a little more compassionate, he is pulling back. Spent the weekend with him two weeks ago and he was great. Now he isn't returning text messages. Invited me over the other night and barely spoke to me while I was there. Hardly touched me, usually gives me huge hugs and cuddles while we sleep. This time he barely hugged me goodby and slept on the couch. Men confuse me!:?:

Lori123321
08-06-2009, 07:14 AM
Hi everyone I joined MRC on May 5th and have been lurking on this forum for the entire three months and have finally decided to join in. I just wanted to thank all of you for sharing your experiences as it has really helped me along when I have had struggles.

Welcome, glad you joined us!

Fifties Lady
08-06-2009, 08:49 AM
Hi everyone I joined MRC on May 5th and have been lurking on this forum for the entire three months and have finally decided to join in. I just wanted to thank all of you for sharing your experiences as it has really helped me along when I have had struggles.

Welcome TOBF...many of us are newbies here....I did the same as you, I read and finally started to post...I mean why be an outsider? I just joined this week and am very excited for tomorrow to get my first menu.....and I have lots of questions to ask, so thanks to everyone who helped me prepare.

So glad you are here among friends!!!:hug:

Fifties Lady
08-06-2009, 08:54 AM
Hi Joz, sorry to hear you fell off the wagon. Don't feel bad. Last night I jumped off! I posted it on the August thread. Had a goodbye dinner for my best friend as she was leaving and the menu was not MRC friendly. I could have just eaten several things and left the rest untouched but just didn't feel like it! I also had 2 glasses of wine. Worse, the night before that I drank an entire bottle of wine. Had never done that before! As for the ex bf, we will all stalk him and throw our water bottles at him. :hug:

I love my new job and the nurses have all been great. The hardest thing to remember is that I am permanent staff. After traveling for so long, it feels strange to think that I will not be at a new job in 3 months.

Guy friend is acting strange again, just when I need him to be a little more compassionate, he is pulling back. Spent the weekend with him two weeks ago and he was great. Now he isn't returning text messages. Invited me over the other night and barely spoke to me while I was there. Hardly touched me, usually gives me huge hugs and cuddles while we sleep. This time he barely hugged me goodby and slept on the couch. Men confuse me!:?:

Lori...what's up with your friend??? He needs his head examined...you are such a beautiful woman and he has no idea what he would be getting with you....just be patient....men are scared when it comes to getting serious...he will see the light. He had better hurry, because there are many more men out there and it just may be too late if he keeps dragging his feet. :hug:

msim
08-06-2009, 11:04 AM
MSIM,
I had the same problem. I don't know what happened. I pretty much stayed on plan but every pound last month was a struggle. Bythe way great pic. Isn't it nice to feel good about posting a pic.

Since we started with about the same weight and are the same height you (as well as everyone else) are a great inspiration.

I like watching your ticker, I know that will be me eventually!

Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/237/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09
rip--
At least you were able to stay on program, that is definitely a positive. I think in the beginning it was pretty easy to have a little something off plan and still have a good loss, but I can't afford that now. And I know you had phenomenal 5 pound losses in the beginning. Since I settled down and finally decided to make a commitment to this program for the long haul--I am seeing some results again. I know I am going to make my original 72 pound goal in the 24 week contract. I know I am going to make it to 'onederland' and my goal eventually, but I can and will no long say when because I don't know. I think I sort of set myself up a bit, put too much pressure needing the progress and not appreciating the process. But I will tell you this, I am only going to do this one time, so I am going to do it right! And no matter what the number shows on the scale, in September you are gonna be at the happiest place on earth!!! (unless there is a hurricane--sorry here in FL we have to think about them until December 1)

Well since the women who work nights are touching base, I have also been cheating like you would not believe. My boyfriend and I (of 4 years) split up last week and it has been like an out of control spiral. I have even been back to having a beer or two after work. Ok so that stops now!!!!

Sorry joz, can you work it out or do you just have to let it go?

Kristalin180 I think I would vote for style number 2!

wanting2b140
08-06-2009, 11:07 AM
hey all! Just checking out other boards. I've got a long journey ahead but soooo ready for it! I am planning on losing 100 pounds (6 of which are already gone baby!!) so 94 lbs to go!

Hoping to stop by again sometime... :dust: to all!!!

Karen1234
08-06-2009, 06:16 PM
hey all! Just checking out other boards. I've got a long journey ahead but soooo ready for it! I am planning on losing 100 pounds (6 of which are already gone baby!!) so 94 lbs to go!

Hoping to stop by again sometime... :dust: to all!!!


Welcome wanting2b140 and thanks for the dust!
Lots of great people and info to be found here... are you following MRC plan?

joz
08-07-2009, 06:19 AM
Hi Joz, sorry to hear you fell off the wagon. Don't feel bad. Last night I jumped off! I posted it on the August thread. Had a goodbye dinner for my best friend as she was leaving and the menu was not MRC friendly. I could have just eaten several things and left the rest untouched but just didn't feel like it! I also had 2 glasses of wine. Worse, the night before that I drank an entire bottle of wine. Had never done that before! As for the ex bf, we will all stalk him and throw our water bottles at him. :hug:

I love my new job and the nurses have all been great. The hardest thing to remember is that I am permanent staff. After traveling for so long, it feels strange to think that I will not be at a new job in 3 months.

Guy friend is acting strange again, just when I need him to be a little more compassionate, he is pulling back. Spent the weekend with him two weeks ago and he was great. Now he isn't returning text messages. Invited me over the other night and barely spoke to me while I was there. Hardly touched me, usually gives me huge hugs and cuddles while we sleep. This time he barely hugged me goodby and slept on the couch. Men confuse me!:?:

Thanks for the words of encouragement! Sorry your guy friend is being wierd. BOYS!!!!

Glad the job is going well, I travel a lot so I know how you feel. There are times home feels strange or I wake up in my own bed and wonder which hotel I am in! :)

Lori123321
08-07-2009, 06:45 AM
I agree Fifties Lady, he must be nuts! We are all vibrant, beautiful, intelligent and witty women that are committed to improving our health and lives. Men should be standing in line! It will be a telling moment when/if the blinders come off and he realizes who I really am!

To all my beautiful friends, have a great weekend. I can't wait to read of your many successes, on and off scale. :dust:

lmickley
08-07-2009, 09:09 AM
Hi everyone I joined MRC on May 5th and have been lurking on this forum for the entire three months and have finally decided to join in. I just wanted to thank all of you for sharing your experiences as it has really helped me along when I have had struggles.

Welcome! I was originally on MRC beginning in March and kinda just gave up, my heart was not in it. I am back now (for a week) and I am really comitted this time. The boards and people here are great! Good Luck.

Kristalin180
08-07-2009, 12:05 PM
Thanks EVERYONE!!!

Sorry I don't have the time at the moment to reply to all the lovely words of encouragement.

I think the overwhelming vote it for #2:) Hopefully I will have enough hair left after my cut and color on the 29th. Bring both pics with me to the salon to see what they can do.

Horrors of horrors I will post some pics from the wedding. Probably not till the week after though as we have to go to TX right after the wedding.

Question of the week will return on Monday:)

GWE140
08-08-2009, 08:41 PM
Hi all,

I have been out of the country for 6 weeks and have not kept up with you all. I am happy to say I have ONLY gained 5 pounds back... being completely off plan for 6 weeks. I am looking forward to getting back on plan Monday Morning!

Fifties Lady
08-09-2009, 12:17 AM
Hi all,

I have been out of the country for 6 weeks and have not kept up with you all. I am happy to say I have ONLY gained 5 pounds back... being completely off plan for 6 weeks. I am looking forward to getting back on plan Monday Morning!

Great job GWE....you must of at least ate healthy....glad to have you back.:carrot:

Dolly
08-09-2009, 09:20 AM
My laptop has been on the fritz and here I was dying to talk to all of you this week!

Kristalin, I love both hairststyles but I like #1 the best. But if you've decided on #2, then you will look gorgeous also. Bring both pictures in to your stylist.

I just went darker with my hair myself. The highlight were pretty, but I sort of look washed out if I go lighter.

GWE, that is fanastic!

Welcome, TOBF!

Lori, believe it or not it probably has nothing to do with you. He may not even be AWARE he's acting different and the next time you see him it may be back to normal

Glad you like your job. I still love mine after all these years.

E4FEwife
08-09-2009, 09:35 AM
I have been passing my size 18s and 20s to a fellow MRC-er when they became too big for me. Now I have a problem. I have very few 16s, and hopefully I won't be in them long. I would love it if some one could pass clothes to me as they lose.

I apologise if that sounds "tacky". My forum name is Skinny Wallet, and I named myself that, because I just believe in being frugal when I can. When I do splurge, as I did for the MRC program, I try to cut back in other areas, like clothing. Still, I prefer to look like someone other than the Salvation Army dressed me. (although I have found great stuff there and at Goodwill and Savers. Now when I need stuff, I am coming up empty-handed. Wonder why you can find great stuff at thrift stores when you DON'T need it?)

I need to dress "professionally" and "casual work-place" for work and Toastmasters. Otherwise, I am a jeans and tee shirts kind of gal. I would be happy to pay a nominal amount, and/or postage, and/or gas money if you are in Denver Metro/ColoradoSprings/Fort Collins/Greeley. If there is anyone out there who no longer needs their size 16's or 14's, you can email me privately, and we can discuss the hows. Thanks.

I'm not sure if anyone else has given you this suggestion, but it is worth repeating. Go check out your local Goodwill stores. Some people really have a negative mind-set when it comes to second hand shops but you can often times find the best deals there, especially if you don't plan on being in a particular size for long (or even if you will be.) I have found tons of great items in both CA and NE at the local Goodwill stores. I even find items for my children (name brand things... ie Abercrombie, American Eagle, etc.) where I end up paying $3.00 for a shirt that cost $40-50 in the store. And when you drop that weight and the 16"s & 14's don't fit anymore you can easily donate them back without feeling guilty about spending a lot of $$$ on the items!

mindylst
08-10-2009, 05:10 PM
Hi everyone. I am new to MRC, This is my third week...I think *fingers crossed* that I will get to sign the 10 lb board tomorrow. This plan is just amazing. I have a long way to go, but this really makes it seem attainable. I appreciate all the great advice, encouragement and recipes I have found on this board.

Fifties Lady
08-10-2009, 05:37 PM
Hi everyone. I am new to MRC, This is my third week...I think *fingers crossed* that I will get to sign the 10 lb board tomorrow. This plan is just amazing. I have a long way to go, but this really makes it seem attainable. I appreciate all the great advice, encouragement and recipes I have found on this board.


Mindy welcome aboard....we are so glad to have you....we are rooting for you tomorrow....good luck!! Do you go to Omaha or Lincoln Center?

:carrot::carrot (each carrot is 5 pound loss)

daizy hotrocks
08-10-2009, 07:17 PM
I'm not sure if anyone else has given you this suggestion, but it is worth repeating. Go check out your local Goodwill stores. Some people really have a negative mind-set when it comes to second hand shops but you can often times find the best deals there, especially if you don't plan on being in a particular size for long (or even if you will be.) I have found tons of great items in both CA and NE at the local Goodwill stores. I even find items for my children (name brand things... ie Abercrombie, American Eagle, etc.) where I end up paying $3.00 for a shirt that cost $40-50 in the store. And when you drop that weight and the 16"s & 14's don't fit anymore you can easily donate them back without feeling guilty about spending a lot of $$$ on the items!

I am a goodwill junkie now!!! After I found Ann Taylor stuff I love shopping there. You have to have time to look but the finds can be great. I was just there yesterday and left with 2 pairs of jeans, 4 dress pants and a LBD for $38!!! Love it!

Kristalin180
08-10-2009, 07:24 PM
My plan ends on September 1st. I am debating re-enrolling for an additional 17 weeks which would take me basically to the New Year. And I figure if I haven't hit my goal by then I will just do stabilization and stay there. But I don't know if I can do emtionally, physically, financially another 4 months on program. Or If I should just try and do it on my own.

How long do you think you could stay on the MRC program?

rip
08-11-2009, 09:35 PM
Kristalin180,
Think back to when you started, I bet you feel better emotionally and physically then you did before you started the program so please don't go backwards. I sure understand the financial portion it can be a real drain. I have wondered myself if I can do it all myself after my contract is up and frankly I don't know. But for me I think as long as I had HNS along with multi-vitamin and flax that I could.

Whatever you decide keep positive. I have noticed many up's and downs for myself the past couple of weeks for no particular reason. I ate off plan all weekend and I had never really eaten off plan the 3 months I have been doing this. For some reason I looked in the mirror and saw the same person I saw three months ago and I think it emotionally drained me. I have been back on plan since Sunday with no creamies, etc. Following the first 5 day menu and I have lost and feel great.

Think of all the reasons you started the program and how much better I bet you feel.

Hang in there.

MSIM,
Hurricanes have been my only concern, along with leaving 2 teenagers home but I think even with a hurricane WDW will be awesome, always has been in the past. Staying at Animal Kingdom Villas, I am so excited\ I already know I will be more comfortable in those teeny-weenie airplane seats!

All,
Earlier I mentioned that I ate off plan Friday and Saturday and I mean really off plan, chip, kettle corn, crap like that. I just saw myself as I looked almost 50 pounds ago. I know I have changed so much but the mirror wanted to lie to me this weekend. Has that ever happened to any of you? I am back on plan now and don't ever want to go through that again. I almost felt like I was purposely trying to sabbatoge (misspelled) myself. I did not go weigh in Monday and I have NEVER skipped a weigh in. I will be there Friday though.

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/234/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Karen1234
08-11-2009, 09:52 PM
My plan ends on September 1st. I am debating re-enrolling for an additional 17 weeks which would take me basically to the New Year. And I figure if I haven't hit my goal by then I will just do stabilization and stay there. But I don't know if I can do emtionally, physically, financially another 4 months on program. Or If I should just try and do it on my own.

How long do you think you could stay on the MRC program?

Hey Kristalin,
I too am running out of program, mine would have ended end of August but I've "won" a few extra mo. by doing some promos at the center, purchasing enhancer x 2 got me 2 weeks each, coming for WI twice a week for a mo. got me another month. This has extended me through October but I too will probably have to resign through the end of the year. Even though I "only" have 50 lbs more to lose, I do not doubt this half of the journey will still be challenging an I am determined to get it off and will need all the help and support I can get to do it, I started this program to get to that goal and I will absolutely finish this no matter what it takes b/c I know I am worth it and so are you!! Do whatever you can to make it, find substitutes for HNS, drink less HNS if necessary but stick with it and keep going. I think there shouldn't be a time limit to your plan, keep going until you are at what you are comfortable and happy with. You can do this 4 more months and then some. as rip said, think back to why you started this whole thing and remember that how you feel now will only get better as you continue to lose the weight and get to goal. Good luck!

Kristalin180,
Think back to when you started, I bet you feel better emotionally and physically then you did before you started the program so please don't go backwards. I sure understand the financial portion it can be a real drain. I have wondered myself if I can do it all myself after my contract is up and frankly I don't know. But for me I think as long as I had HNS along with multi-vitamin and flax that I could.

Whatever you decide keep positive. I have noticed many up's and downs for myself the past couple of weeks for no particular reason. I ate off plan all weekend and I had never really eaten off plan the 3 months I have been doing this. For some reason I looked in the mirror and saw the same person I saw three months ago and I think it emotionally drained me. I have been back on plan since Sunday with no creamies, etc. Following the first 5 day menu and I have lost and feel great.

Think of all the reasons you started the program and how much better I bet you feel.

Hang in there.

MSIM,
Hurricanes have been my only concern, along with leaving 2 teenagers home but I think even with a hurricane WDW will be awesome, always has been in the past. Staying at Animal Kingdom Villas, I am so excited\ I already know I will be more comfortable in those teeny-weenie airplane seats!

All,
Earlier I mentioned that I ate off plan Friday and Saturday and I mean really off plan, chip, kettle corn, crap like that. I just saw myself as I looked almost 50 pounds ago. I know I have changed so much but the mirror wanted to lie to me this weekend. Has that ever happened to any of you? I am back on plan now and don't ever want to go through that again. I almost felt like I was purposely trying to sabbatoge (misspelled) myself. I did not go weigh in Monday and I have NEVER skipped a weigh in. I will be there Friday though.

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/234/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Hey rip, don't be so hard on yourself. We all have bad moments/days, get scared of what's happening to us and this can lead to self sabbotage. There is almost something comforting about the "old" us and there may be some aspect of that you miss or still want but trust me, the future holds so much more for you. Glad you're back OP and remember, you're worth it!!

rip
08-11-2009, 10:03 PM
Karen1234,
Thank you for the kind words. I need to get on the site when I get off plan or feel like I need a boost not just when I am happy about tthe progress.

And wow you are halfway there, awesome. I am so close to that 50. I remember when I started and looked at the 50pd board it was so far away but now that I am almost there I look at it and think 'that is me' and I am proud of myself

I have also decided that once I get the 50 pd. board I am going to have my hubby take a pic. for me to post instead of the lady running on the treadmill then each 10 pounds I will change the pic.


Thanks Again

Karen1234
08-11-2009, 10:14 PM
Karen1234,
Thank you for the kind words. I need to get on the site when I get off plan or feel like I need a boost not just when I am happy about tthe progress.

And wow you are halfway there, awesome. I am so close to that 50. I remember when I started and looked at the 50pd board it was so far away but now that I am almost there I look at it and think 'that is me' and I am proud of myself

I have also decided that once I get the 50 pd. board I am going to have my hubby take a pic. for me to post instead of the lady running on the treadmill then each 10 pounds I will change the pic.


Thanks Again

You know what, that's a good idea. Time to stop being anonymous, instead be proud of who I am and my accomplishment right? I think I'll do the same :0)

msim
08-11-2009, 11:02 PM
My plan ends on September 1st. I am debating re-enrolling for an additional 17 weeks which would take me basically to the New Year. And I figure if I haven't hit my goal by then I will just do stabilization and stay there. But I don't know if I can do emtionally, physically, financially another 4 months on program. Or If I should just try and do it on my own.

How long do you think you could stay on the MRC program?

My plan ends the end of August, and I have been struggling with this as well. Today the scale was kind to me and I lost 5.5 pounds, so that took care of the 2 pounds I was up on Friday and puts me at 73 pounds lost. I reached my MRC goal and am now working towards my personal goal.

I am on a slippery slope because I can fit in with 'normal' now. I can wear regular sizes, don't have to buy something just because it fits, I can choose something because it looks good. I am not the heaviest person in the room; people have gotten used to how I look so they don't feel they have to complement so profusely.

But I don't know how to do the stabilization and maintenance. I couldn't do it with past weight losses, and as I have made this commitment to lose this weight, well I am going to re-sign. I can get tired of having all of my fun money go to HNS and having to eat in such a restrictive manner. But if I don't learn how to go from 'die't to normal, I could be 300+ pounds, shoot maybe 400+ pounds by the time I get sick and tired again.

Whatever you do, you always have your on-line support right here!



Hi everyone. I am new to MRC, This is my third week...I think *fingers crossed* that I will get to sign the 10 lb board tomorrow. This plan is just amazing. I have a long way to go, but this really makes it seem attainable. I appreciate all the great advice, encouragement and recipes I have found on this board.

Welcome mindylst and report back tomorrow with your results!!!!

msim
08-11-2009, 11:06 PM
rip same thing happened to me and yes the reflection you saw was deceptive. That is when you look at the 'before' picture or try on those old clothes that have to be falling off you now. Fifty pounds is an incredible amount of weight to lose, a real accomplishment, but unfortunately it doesn't mean that you are gonna instantly have the perfect arms, thighs, etc. and that really seems unfair. I am fighting age now too, was in my 30's when I had lost a good deal of weight before, and my skin isn't as forgiving, but I am still going to press on. You just had a weekend of MRC rebellion, you bounced back and are stronger because of it.

And knock on wood we have had no hurricane worries so all you will have to worry about is if your house can survive teenagers! lol

E4FEwife
08-11-2009, 11:18 PM
All,
Earlier I mentioned that I ate off plan Friday and Saturday and I mean really off plan, chip, kettle corn, crap like that. I just saw myself as I looked almost 50 pounds ago. I know I have changed so much but the mirror wanted to lie to me this weekend. Has that ever happened to any of you? I am back on plan now and don't ever want to go through that again. I almost felt like I was purposely trying to sabbatoge (misspelled) myself. I did not go weigh in Monday and I have NEVER skipped a weigh in. I will be there Friday though.

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/234/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

So, I'm not sure if you have a pair of pants or an outfit from when you first started but I think that it would be a huge motivation to go back and put on that pair of jeans and then stand in front of the mirror and see how "baggy" or loose they are now. I haven't been OP for that long but I found it quite humorous when the other day I was walking thru a store after I checked out, my hands full of bags, and my pants were falling down. Thank goodness it was early in the morning and nobody was around to see that my jeans were halfway down my butt. Needless to say I bought a belt. I am definitely going to keep that pair of jeans until I reach my goal (everything else can go to the Goodwill.)

Fifties Lady
08-11-2009, 11:58 PM
[QUOTE=msim;2870648]My plan ends the end of August, and I have been struggling with this as well. Today the scale was kind to me and I lost 5.5 pounds, so that took care of the 2 pounds I was up on Friday and puts me at 73 pounds lost. I reached my MRC goal and am now working towards my personal goal.

I am on a slippery slope because I can fit in with 'normal' now. I can wear regular sizes, don't have to buy something just because it fits, I can choose something because it looks good. I am not the heaviest person in the room; people have gotten used to how I look so they don't feel they have to complement so profusely.

But I don't know how to do the stabilization and maintenance. I couldn't do it with past weight losses, and as I have made this commitment to lose this weight, well I am going to re-sign. I can get tired of having all of my fun money go to HNS and having to eat in such a restrictive manner. But if I don't learn how to go from 'die't to normal, I could be 300+ pounds, shoot maybe 400+ pounds by the time I get sick and tired again.

Whatever you do, you always have your on-line support right here!




Msim....did you sign up for the 17 or 24 weeks? And if you sign up again, do you have to shell out another huge amount? Just curious....I know I won't get to my goal weight, so I will have to extend also....I guess we have to look at how long it took us to get to our overweight number, then it's not going to come off as easy as going on. I'm with you, I have found my age has slowed down my metabolism and activity...but the weight has hampered much of my activity....and the joints are getting mighty stiff. If I don't succeed at this, then it's kind of my last straw....I do not want to do by-pass, so this will motivate me more than anything else will. If everything goes to plan, some family members will not see me until Thanksgiving, so I want to be a big surprise when I walk into the room. I have only told my oldest daughter that I joined MRC...she was so supportive back in May when I first mentioned it to her. Oh,, and of course my wonderful husband...he has been so good at helping me. Of course, it's barely been a week....lol. We each fix our own meals, so that helps that I don't have to fix for someone else too....but his meals smell so much better than mine....Right now I am so motivated, so I hope I don't let myself down....with everyone here posting, I don't think it will happen. :hug:

Dolly
08-12-2009, 12:28 AM
I know I won't make my goal in time and I definitely plan on resigning. I think if you can afford it, it is worth it. In fact, I think I told them my goal was 160 when personally it is 150 and so I'm going to have to change it next time I go in.

msim
08-12-2009, 12:29 AM
Fifties Lady;
I haven't re-signed yet, but the special is 17 weeks for $99.00, definitely a bargain over what I paid for 24 weeks!

My center has a class based on books by Linda Spangle. One is 'Life is Hard and Food is Easy' and the workbook we are using is '100 days of Weight Loss'. The author talks about motivation and commitment very early. She states that everyone is motivated in the first couple of weeks, but that motivations wanes after a while and it takes commitment to a program for it to be successful. My books only just arrived, but so far the author has made some very valid points.

You are off to a great start and in a few months you will wow the family!

summersbluepits
08-12-2009, 01:40 PM
SO TRUE! I Am motivated for a couple weeks then it is very hard to stick to! I was up a lb today and didn't cheat so I'm frusterated! But I did buy my chicken meat from Safeway and it was marinated for dinner so maybe I did cheat? I read the ingredients it appeared to just be spices........but something happened! Oh well I will weigh in again tomorrow and hope it will be gone!
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
I just want to get to onederland and I'm only 3 lbs away!

Fifties Lady
08-12-2009, 02:20 PM
Fifties Lady;
I haven't re-signed yet, but the special is 17 weeks for $99.00, definitely a bargain over what I paid for 24 weeks!

My center has a class based on books by Linda Spangle. One is 'Life is Hard and Food is Easy' and the workbook we are using is '100 days of Weight Loss'. The author talks about motivation and commitment very early. She states that everyone is motivated in the first couple of weeks, but that motivations wanes after a while and it takes commitment to a program for it to be successful. My books only just arrived, but so far the author has made some very valid points.

You are off to a great start and in a few months you will wow the family!

Msim....sounds like a very interesting book...posts some tips when you run across some good ones to help us out.

When I didn't sign up at first, I had heard talk on here that they got in under a special...so I called my center to see if they had specials, and she said no, but I could sign up for the 17 now instead of the 24 weeks, and then it would only cost me $79 for 17 more weeks or $99 for 24 weeks....That is why I only signed up for 17 weeks only. But I asked when I was completing my paper work, and she said the $79 is no longer available...so I'm assuming it is $99 now but not sure if that works for either 17 or 24 weeks? There is nothing in writing, so who knows what is the cost? But if you could sign up for 17 then another 24 at $99, it doesn't make sense why you would sign up for 24 the first time around. Am I not understanding this right? :?:

WI went really great and I met with one of the young girls, and when I asked a question, she answered with "this is what I do"....ok...the girl is in her early 20's and is skinny, probably a size 2 or 4...so when you have someone telling you this is what she uses, it kind of makes you go "yeah, right"!!!! I have nothing against size 2 or 4...just someone with experience of being overweight helps....it's time for lunch....maybe that's why I'm being crabby!!!

Never mind!!! :dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:

summersbluepits
08-12-2009, 02:39 PM
WOW! I paid $479 the first time LOL.

Fifties Lady
08-12-2009, 03:51 PM
WOW! I paid $479 the first time LOL.

How many weeks was that for? I know if I went with the 24, it was $398, but the 17 was $298....I chose the latter.:p

summersbluepits
08-12-2009, 04:02 PM
24 weeks and I didn't get a lower option LOL! Then I failed at it and resigned now for $79 (this is my SECOND extension I might add). I have failed twice! It appears money isn't much of a motivator for me LOL.

leahruthie
08-12-2009, 04:13 PM
i paid $298 for my 17 weeks as well... and am bound and determined not to need an extension :)

summersbluepits
08-12-2009, 05:15 PM
I may have paid $398 and then bought some herbs........so I may be off on the price. I don't recall it was a year and a half ago. Since I keep renewing for $79 lol. So don't quote me on that price, I just remember it was ALOT and over $400.

noahsmama
08-12-2009, 05:53 PM
My program fee was $398, 24 weeks of program, 6 weeks of stabilization, and 52 weeks of maintenance. I'm going to be very close I think on my 24 weeks. My stinkin' plateau has thrown me off track again.

Smileydd
08-12-2009, 05:58 PM
I am so jealous of you!!! go girl go

noahsmama
08-12-2009, 07:06 PM
I am so jealous of you!!! go girl go

who are you jealous of if i may ask?

joz
08-12-2009, 10:56 PM
Well I have fallen so far off the wagon I am not sure how to get back up. But I will say today, I wieghed in and gained 5 pounds! WOW what a wake up call. So starting tomorrow.....I am working hard again.

Jo

Dolly
08-12-2009, 11:19 PM
noahsmama, you are melting away! Are you staying perfectly on plan, exercising alot, or both?

joz--what's stalling you? Are you tired of the food or just out of the routine? You're going to have to find your mojo again, girl. It isn't easy, I know.

Dolly
08-12-2009, 11:34 PM
So when I went to my weigh-in this morning, I talked about my personal goal of being 150lbs. Since I had won an extra two weeks of the program I now have until November 2nd. This will give me the cushion I need to make my goal, but the counselor also encouraged me to consider getting down to 142 lbs.

Don't get me wrong, I would love to do this. It's just that thinking about this is putting a little extra pressure on me. On one hand, it would be helpful to stay fully engaged in losing weight near the winter holidays, on the other hand I don't want to set myself up for failure if this is not a good weight for me.



I guess I'll worry about getting to 150 lbs first.

jjackson106
08-13-2009, 12:32 AM
Hey everyone! 'Haven't posted in a while, but I've been doing O.K. I'm feeling pretty tired (had a long day!), so I'm not going to "wax eloquent", just wanted to say "hey" to everyone! Have a peaceful night and an OP day!--JJ :high:

Lori123321
08-13-2009, 04:59 AM
Hi all,
Stayed on plan and am recognizing my body's pattern. After working for a few nights, I gain water and go up a pound or two. Then I sleep like a mad woman and with in a day or two. I drop 3-5 pounds. Home scale dropped to 178. Of course that is not official but it is dang good! I must have been a site dancing in the buff around my room. Thank goodness only the cat saw, she already thinks I am nuts so no harm! Also NSV, put on my size 14 petites. Tight as all get out but wore them to store. Then had to change before going to my friend's house because I was just uncomfortable. By next week I hope to be able prance around in them without a problem. :D

Had a 3 hour conversation with guy friend, we worked some stuff out. He feels personally like he wants to be involved with my kids' lives but at the same time not comfortable with that. Told him that was not expected of him, he could be as involved as he is comfortable. I just want him to be my friend. He did finally say he loved me. I am being cautious and taking that as a friend. Can someone say lower expectations?

Lori123321
08-13-2009, 05:01 AM
Hey everyone! 'Haven't posted in a while, but I've been doing O.K. I'm feeling pretty tired (had a long day!), so I'm not going to "wax eloquent", just wanted to say "hey" to everyone! Have a peaceful night and an OP day!--JJ :high:

Welcome back to us! Know that tired feeling well. By the way, your losses look great. Congradulations!

Lori123321
08-13-2009, 05:27 AM
Well I have fallen so far off the wagon I am not sure how to get back up. But I will say today, I wieghed in and gained 5 pounds! WOW what a wake up call. So starting tomorrow.....I am working hard again.

Jo

Good for you, get back on the MRC wagon. We all need a wake up call and some kind of motivation. This diet gets old and sometimes you just want to eat normal! I have called this summer the summer of tears because it has been so hard. One struggle after another, but staying on the diet has kept me sane, believe it or not. It gave me something I could control and focus on, something positive and not self destructive. While I wish I had lost more pounds, I did lose and proud of that.
You are a beautiful powerful woman. This weight prevents you from living your life as wonderfully and fulfilling as you can. You are in charge of how well you do and can direct your success in any way you want. I am certain you will rise above this moment and demand your success. :hug:

Lori123321
08-13-2009, 05:36 AM
Man, am I hogging the site or what? Just wanted to answer the question of the week. I am signed up until Dec 31st. I think as much effort as I am putting into this and as much as it would change my life, I would extend. This diet while strict, is doable (sp?) and is working for me. So, my goal is important enough to keep striving for and I will persist. Of course that is now, not 4 months from now. I might feel different then.

noahsmama
08-13-2009, 09:42 AM
So when I went to my weigh-in this morning, I talked about my personal goal of being 150lbs. Since I had won an extra two weeks of the program I now have until November 2nd. This will give me the cushion I need to make my goal, but the counselor also encouraged me to consider getting down to 142 lbs.

Don't get me wrong, I would love to do this. It's just that thinking about this is putting a little extra pressure on me. On one hand, it would be helpful to stay fully engaged in losing weight near the winter holidays, on the other hand I don't want to set myself up for failure if this is not a good weight for me.


I guess I'll worry about getting to 150 lbs first.


Hi Edie,

Thanks for the compliments. I'm curious...how did you win an extra two weeks? Do you remember the contest back in May with the cooler full of stuff? Did I tell you that I won that? And yes, i'm 99.5% OP. The only exception being that I use some SF syrup on my french toast every morning (our center says it's a no-no but I've read other people on here use it).

The Tanita print-out says ideally I should be at 147 in the end, but I think I want to push that between 140-145. We'll see though.

Good to see you posting again!

SkinnyWallet
08-13-2009, 01:16 PM
but I read your posts twice a day for motivation. I silently cheer you on, and your messages, your victories and NSV continue to inspire me.

My personal life has been my priority lately...that, and remaining, however precariously, on program.

After a 40+ year search, I finally located and connected with members of my birth family. It has been and is an emotional time for me. While I am not thrilled with all the circumstances, I do not regret the search or the new connections I have made. But it has rocked my world 180 degrees.

And I have made the decision to move my office location after 17 years. As you might guess, I am now doubling my rent and overhead. In an uncertain economy. So I am in the middle of the physical stuff. Packing, moving, and that is stressful.

So with all this emotional stuff, my weight loss has slowed. I have been able to stay pretty much on program, but have not been drinking sufficient water. On one hand, it has been good to have a program that I could depend on to be the same, and I didn't have to put a lot of thought into. On the other hand, I have struggled with time, and taking shortcuts like eating meal replacement bars for one meal. I am on the 2-meal a day plan, so not sure if I am recieving adequate nutrition. I found I simply was too exhausted to fill out the meal plan sheets, so that has gone by the way-side. And I have not filled the center in on how stressed I am feeling. I have just rushed in, weighed, and left.

I am mentioning this as "accountability". I need and want to get back more completely on plan and be more mindful. I feel these sorta minor details have slowed my weight loss and maybe even thrown me out of ketosis on some days.

I have my new menu for below 200 pounds and will start that today, so I am excited. My home scale reads 197 in the am, before food and water, but by the time I get to the center to weigh in, it has crept back up to just barely over 200 pounds.

So thanks, you all, for keeping me grounded these past few weeks. I appreciate you all, and all the good wishes and acceptance present here in our "community".

Lori123321
08-14-2009, 07:00 AM
but I read your posts twice a day for motivation. I silently cheer you on, and your messages, your victories and NSV continue to inspire me.

My personal life has been my priority lately...that, and remaining, however precariously, on program.

After a 40+ year search, I finally located and connected with members of my birth family. It has been and is an emotional time for me. While I am not thrilled with all the circumstances, I do not regret the search or the new connections I have made. But it has rocked my world 180 degrees.

And I have made the decision to move my office location after 17 years. As you might guess, I am now doubling my rent and overhead. In an uncertain economy. So I am in the middle of the physical stuff. Packing, moving, and that is stressful.

So with all this emotional stuff, my weight loss has slowed. I have been able to stay pretty much on program, but have not been drinking sufficient water. On one hand, it has been good to have a program that I could depend on to be the same, and I didn't have to put a lot of thought into. On the other hand, I have struggled with time, and taking shortcuts like eating meal replacement bars for one meal. I am on the 2-meal a day plan, so not sure if I am recieving adequate nutrition. I found I simply was too exhausted to fill out the meal plan sheets, so that has gone by the way-side. And I have not filled the center in on how stressed I am feeling. I have just rushed in, weighed, and left.

I am mentioning this as "accountability". I need and want to get back more completely on plan and be more mindful. I feel these sorta minor details have slowed my weight loss and maybe even thrown me out of ketosis on some days.

I have my new menu for below 200 pounds and will start that today, so I am excited. My home scale reads 197 in the am, before food and water, but by the time I get to the center to weigh in, it has crept back up to just barely over 200 pounds.

So thanks, you all, for keeping me grounded these past few weeks. I appreciate you all, and all the good wishes and acceptance present here in our "community".

Wow, you should pat yourself on the back. It is hard to stay OP on the best of days and you made it through the moving, the emotional upheaval and new relationships. big hugs to you :hug:
I raise my water bottle to your resilience and dedication to yourself. And congrats on the trip into onerland. Even if it is only on your home scale. Soon it will show on theirs as well.

msim
08-14-2009, 04:56 PM
SkinnyWallet--
Pick one thing that you can immediately--for example drink water--and make that your priority for today. You can still slug down a lot of water! And then tomorrow, pick something that you don't want to do/have time to do and do it. Journal your food as you are eating it--I hate to do this, and have been known to fill out my sheet moments before weigh-in, but it is also a tool to reinforce the program.
Life catches each and everyone of us off guard, and we do the best we can. You have wonderful, exciting, positive experiences in store for you!

And now for a bit of personal horn tooting.... 3 pounds down since Tuesday! I am at 76 pounds lost; not only did I sign the 70 pound board on Tuesday, but I signed the 75 pound board today. The keys to my success--1. Light clothing-I have on a dress that weighs practically nothing. 2. Game face--I am really working on the 'head' part of this plan and staying focused. I am in control darn it! 3. Darn I don't have a 3rd other than I am going to be below 200 by this time next week!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

noahsmama
08-14-2009, 05:44 PM
SkinnyWallet--
Pick one thing that you can immediately--for example drink water--and make that your priority for today. You can still slug down a lot of water! And then tomorrow, pick something that you don't want to do/have time to do and do it. Journal your food as you are eating it--I hate to do this, and have been known to fill out my sheet moments before weigh-in, but it is also a tool to reinforce the program.
Life catches each and everyone of us off guard, and we do the best we can. You have wonderful, exciting, positive experiences in store for you!

And now for a bit of personal horn tooting.... 3 pounds down since Tuesday! I am at 76 pounds lost; not only did I sign the 70 pound board on Tuesday, but I signed the 75 pound board today. The keys to my success--1. Light clothing-I have on a dress that weighs practically nothing. 2. Game face--I am really working on the 'head' part of this plan and staying focused. I am in control darn it! 3. Darn I don't have a 3rd other than I am going to be below 200 by this time next week!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

Congrats to you!!! I wish I could drop the pounds like that!! Awesome job.

leahruthie
08-14-2009, 06:00 PM
Congrats to you!!! I wish I could drop the pounds like that!! Awesome job.

hah, me too! (congrats!!) i think i'm so antsy and excited to start seeing big results that i keep forgetting i haven't even been fully on plan for a week yet. :P everyone else's losses are just so inspiring!

Fifties Lady
08-14-2009, 06:25 PM
SkinnyWallet--
Pick one thing that you can immediately--for example drink water--and make that your priority for today. You can still slug down a lot of water! And then tomorrow, pick something that you don't want to do/have time to do and do it. Journal your food as you are eating it--I hate to do this, and have been known to fill out my sheet moments before weigh-in, but it is also a tool to reinforce the program.
Life catches each and everyone of us off guard, and we do the best we can. You have wonderful, exciting, positive experiences in store for you!

And now for a bit of personal horn tooting.... 3 pounds down since Tuesday! I am at 76 pounds lost; not only did I sign the 70 pound board on Tuesday, but I signed the 75 pound board today. The keys to my success--1. Light clothing-I have on a dress that weighs practically nothing. 2. Game face--I am really working on the 'head' part of this plan and staying focused. I am in control darn it! 3. Darn I don't have a 3rd other than I am going to be below 200 by this time next week!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

Msim...great, great news....BRAVO!! I am so very proud and happy for you.:carrot:

Karen1234
08-14-2009, 10:43 PM
SkinnyWallet--
Pick one thing that you can immediately--for example drink water--and make that your priority for today. You can still slug down a lot of water! And then tomorrow, pick something that you don't want to do/have time to do and do it. Journal your food as you are eating it--I hate to do this, and have been known to fill out my sheet moments before weigh-in, but it is also a tool to reinforce the program.
Life catches each and everyone of us off guard, and we do the best we can. You have wonderful, exciting, positive experiences in store for you!

And now for a bit of personal horn tooting.... 3 pounds down since Tuesday! I am at 76 pounds lost; not only did I sign the 70 pound board on Tuesday, but I signed the 75 pound board today. The keys to my success--1. Light clothing-I have on a dress that weighs practically nothing. 2. Game face--I am really working on the 'head' part of this plan and staying focused. I am in control darn it! 3. Darn I don't have a 3rd other than I am going to be below 200 by this time next week!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

You go MSIM... Onderland is almost yours!! Yahoo!! :0) :carrot:

rip
08-15-2009, 09:19 AM
MSIM,
3 pounds to get you below 200 that is fantastic and your attitude is wonderful.

I myself finally made it to the 50 mark. I am so proud of myself. I have NEVER been on to brag about myself but I am bragging about the 50 pounds. In fact it makes me want to work harder to get the weight off.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/232/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Fifties Lady
08-15-2009, 10:17 AM
MSIM,
3 pounds to get you below 200 that is fantastic and your attitude is wonderful.

I myself finally made it to the 50 mark. I am so proud of myself. I have NEVER been on to brag about myself but I am bragging about the 50 pounds. In fact it makes me want to work harder to get the weight off.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

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Started MRC 5/9/09

RIP....fantastic...you are doing fabulous....keep going down girl!!!:carrot:

Karen1234
08-15-2009, 10:31 AM
MSIM,
3 pounds to get you below 200 that is fantastic and your attitude is wonderful.

I myself finally made it to the 50 mark. I am so proud of myself. I have NEVER been on to brag about myself but I am bragging about the 50 pounds. In fact it makes me want to work harder to get the weight off.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/232/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Congratulations rip!!

50 lbs down feels so great doesn't it! You're on fire now!! :carrot::carrot:

msim
08-15-2009, 11:20 AM
MSIM,
3 pounds to get you below 200 that is fantastic and your attitude is wonderful.

I myself finally made it to the 50 mark. I am so proud of myself. I have NEVER been on to brag about myself but I am bragging about the 50 pounds. In fact it makes me want to work harder to get the weight off.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend.

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/232/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

rip
Congratulations! You worked hard on that 50 pounds! Look forward to seeing a picture of you soon!

noahsmama
08-15-2009, 12:41 PM
congrats rip!! that's fantastic!!

rip
08-15-2009, 07:36 PM
Making 50 pounds got me to reflect on how much better I fell and I began to think of alll the good things about losing the weight so I thought I would post of few of them.

I can wear the bracelet that my daughter got me for Xmas and it dangles!

I can now walk as fast as my very tall lab when going for walks instead of her just pulling me

I can cross my legs and it is very comforatable. This was one of my goals :)
I actually like to cook meals.

I am no longer afraid of the dreaded booth when going out to dinner (been out 4 times since I started this diet) sometime the booths were a little snug and frankly by boobs would touch the table.

I am so much energy which makes me more outgoing.

Public restrooms don't seem as small as they use to be.

I see greasy food and think 'yuck'

My blood pressure is completely normal and even a little low just like the old days.

Lots of other little things too numerous to mention. I know the existence of this forum and all great people on it have been a tremendous strengh to me.

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Started MRC 5/9/09

rip
08-15-2009, 08:31 PM
My 15 year old daughter just looked at me and said "Mom, your legs sure look alot better since you lost all that weight"

Just had to share :)
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Started MRC 5/9/09

Fifties Lady
08-15-2009, 08:57 PM
Making 50 pounds got me to reflect on how much better I fell and I began to think of alll the good things about losing the weight so I thought I would post of few of them.

I can wear the bracelet that my daughter got me for Xmas and it dangles!

I can now walk as fast as my very tall lab when going for walks instead of her just pulling me

I can cross my legs and it is very comforatable. This was one of my goals :)
I actually like to cook meals.

I am no longer afraid of the dreaded booth when going out to dinner (been out 4 times since I started this diet) sometime the booths were a little snug and frankly by boobs would touch the table.

I am so much energy which makes me more outgoing.

Public restrooms don't seem as small as they use to be.

I see greasy food and think 'yuck'

My blood pressure is completely normal and even a little low just like the old days.

Lots of other little things too numerous to mention. I know the existence of this forum and all great people on it have been a tremendous strengh to me.

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/232/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

RIP...thanks for sharing...great "good things" you mentioned.

Just with my small weight loss already, I can tell:

My shoes fitting much more comfortable now. (Not talking about my flip flops either)

My dress slacks are not so tight that I have to unbutton them when I sit down (at home of course, never did that at work, although at times I sure wanted to)

My 2-x t-shirts are getting looser.

My bra is fitting much more comfortable. And my "big girl panties" are even a little baggy in the behind. ( Looking forward to wearing nice lacy bras and panties again...I will pass on the thongs though)

My rings are loose on my fingers and easy to take off to clean now.

I find it easier to polish my toe nails. (although at my first 25 pound loss, a pedicure is planned)

My indigestion has disappeared and I don't have to take Pepcid anymore.

Ok, that's enough for now....:carrot::carrot::carrot:

msim
08-15-2009, 10:12 PM
Making 50 pounds got me to reflect on how much better I fell and I began to think of alll the good things about losing the weight so I thought I would post of few of them.

I can wear the bracelet that my daughter got me for Xmas and it dangles!

I can now walk as fast as my very tall lab when going for walks instead of her just pulling me

I can cross my legs and it is very comforatable. This was one of my goals :)
I actually like to cook meals.

I am no longer afraid of the dreaded booth when going out to dinner (been out 4 times since I started this diet) sometime the booths were a little snug and frankly by boobs would touch the table.

I am so much energy which makes me more outgoing.

Public restrooms don't seem as small as they use to be.

I see greasy food and think 'yuck'

My blood pressure is completely normal and even a little low just like the old days.

Lots of other little things too numerous to mention. I know the existence of this forum and all great people on it have been a tremendous strengh to me.

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/232/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Ok I am checking in because I am trying to refocus from my baking stint--marathon episodes of Cake Boss have got to me and I check here and am so totally excited to see our very own rip and her fabulous list of accomplishments!

Good for you for each and every one of these--very inspiring!

Got a couple licks of batter and I am done!

noahsmama
08-15-2009, 11:18 PM
rip..how fantastic that all of those things happened. I, too, have noticed many of those same things!! And great to see your beautiful picture!

msim, how did you stop with a couple licks...that's why I'm afraid to lick. You never realize how hard it ISN'T to lick (like I so wanted to tonight when I was making the amazing cheesecake).

Fifties lady, you're amazing!! And thanks for sharing your 'little' things that you've experienced so far. Fantastic!!

msim
08-16-2009, 12:56 AM
rip..how fantastic that all of those things happened. I, too, have noticed many of those same things!! And great to see your beautiful picture!

msim, how did you stop with a couple licks...that's why I'm afraid to lick. You never realize how hard it ISN'T to lick (like I so wanted to tonight when I was making the amazing cheesecake).

Fifties lady, you're amazing!! And thanks for sharing your 'little' things that you've experienced so far. Fantastic!!

noahsmama
Well usually the batter takes care of my sweet craving but I had to go and trim off a little corner. It was delicious but a bit too tempting. I enjoyed the flavor of the one bite so I am going to cover them up and go brush my teeth.

GWE140
08-16-2009, 06:48 AM
So I have stared round 2 yesterday and started with the yellow plan to get me back on track since my 6 week vacation...and took a relaxing afternoon watching TV with my kids...and what do I see but loads and loads of FOOD commercials, all advertising junk! I had to turn the channel constantly...for those of you after pre-conditioning knows that the yellow menu is very restrictive...round one I was on the beige menu! My stomach growled and my mouth salivated while watching the commercial...gross! Kept up the water and switched the channels...

Karen1234
08-16-2009, 06:51 PM
Love your pic rip... it's so great to put a face with the writing :0)

Karen1234
08-16-2009, 06:56 PM
Ok I am checking in because I am trying to refocus from my baking stint--marathon episodes of Cake Boss have got to me and I check here and am so totally excited to see our very own rip and her fabulous list of accomplishments!

Good for you for each and every one of these--very inspiring!

Got a couple licks of batter and I am done!

msim, I love cake boss!! I actually record every new episode so there is no chance I will miss it... I used to be baking obsessed but put that aside when I started this plan. I baked alot of cookies today and man it is hard to skip the BLT's (bites, licks and tastes). Glad we're both past that now!! Making grilled chicken for dinner.. I marinaded it in low fat italian dressing and 4 tbsp of spicy mustard for 2 hrs... I'll let you all know how it turns out :0)

TOBF
08-17-2009, 01:16 AM
Congrats RIP!!! I just made the 50lb mark this last week too! I went to WI on Friday and first off I was in major ketosis, which surprised me then I lost a few more lbs to put me at 50.5 lbs. It has been three months so it was time to do measurements. After adding and re-adding and then subtracting she double checked everything again. I lost 21 inches in one month for a total of 56 inches!!! The funny thing is when I hit the 40lb mark I rewarded myself with a message and I noticed that my arms fit on the table so much more comfortable. I realize that I am shrinking but I guess I just really haven't wrapped my brain around how much that really is. But when my MCR coach handed a 56 inch piece of ribbon I just broke down into tears.
We went out of town over the weekend and it was my birthday so I had a margarita, my first alcoholic beverage in over three months. It was a little hard to stay 100% on plan, but we are back home now and I am ready to go. Getting up at 5:30 and taking the dog for a good run. That's another thing I am not embarrassed to jog in public anymore.

BTW I do agree that the bathroom stalls do feel bigger and I am not talking about the handicap one either.

GWE140
08-17-2009, 05:44 AM
Congrats RIP!!! I just made the 50lb mark this last week too! I went to WI on Friday and first off I was in major ketosis, which surprised me then I lost a few more lbs to put me at 50.5 lbs. It has been three months so it was time to do measurements. After adding and re-adding and then subtracting she double checked everything again. I lost 21 inches in one month for a total of 56 inches!!! The funny thing is when I hit the 40lb mark I rewarded myself with a message and I noticed that my arms fit on the table so much more comfortable. I realize that I am shrinking but I guess I just really haven't wrapped my brain around how much that really is. But when my MCR coach handed a 56 inch piece of ribbon I just broke down into tears.
We went out of town over the weekend and it was my birthday so I had a margarita, my first alcoholic beverage in over three months. It was a little hard to stay 100% on plan, but we are back home now and I am ready to go. Getting up at 5:30 and taking the dog for a good run. That's another thing I am not embarrassed to jog in public anymore.

BTW I do agree that the bathroom stalls do feel bigger and I am not talking about the handicap one either.

CONGRATS on the 50lbs!

Dolly
08-17-2009, 11:16 AM
rip, Congratulations! All that hard work has really paid off! It's so hard to lose weight and I don't think many people appreciate how difficult it is. You should be very proud of yourself.

I'm still camera shy but hope to post my picture here one day.

rip
08-17-2009, 06:46 PM
TOBF,
CONGRATULATIONS on hitting the 50 mark. When I carry in my grocercies from the car I of course try to carry as much as I can and it is always heavy. The other day I weighed myself then went to the care and loaded by arms up with groceries, they were really heavy, I stepped on the scale with them and they only weighed 25 pounds, wow. I don't know how I ever carried it before! I just can't imagine how good I will feel another 50 pounds from now.

I am leaving for vacation in a few weeks. I so badly will want a foo-foo drink or two. Maybe lots of walking will make up for the drinks that I might have.

I will WI in a couple of hours I think I may have lost another pound.

GREAT JOB

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Started MRC 5/9/09

rip
08-17-2009, 09:50 PM
WI Today, down .5, yee haw
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Started MRC 5/9/09

Fifties Lady
08-18-2009, 12:45 AM
rip..how fantastic that all of those things happened. I, too, have noticed many of those same things!! And great to see your beautiful picture!

msim, how did you stop with a couple licks...that's why I'm afraid to lick. You never realize how hard it ISN'T to lick (like I so wanted to tonight when I was making the amazing cheesecake).

Fifties lady, you're amazing!! And thanks for sharing your 'little' things that you've experienced so far. Fantastic!!

Noahsmama....why thank you for the nice compliment...you are so nice. It's the little things that make a difference!:hug:

Fifties Lady
08-18-2009, 12:48 AM
Love your pic rip... it's so great to put a face with the writing :0)

Karen, I can't remember if you said you took suppliments or not...just curious since I am trying to do it without them, but I don't want my weight loss to slow down because of that.:?:

Karen1234
08-18-2009, 09:33 AM
msim, I love cake boss!! I actually record every new episode so there is no chance I will miss it... I used to be baking obsessed but put that aside when I started this plan. I baked alot of cookies today and man it is hard to skip the BLT's (bites, licks and tastes). Glad we're both past that now!! Making grilled chicken for dinner.. I marinaded it in low fat italian dressing and 4 tbsp of spicy mustard for 2 hrs... I'll let you all know how it turns out :0)

Update on the chicken marinade... it was very good!! I don't know how much sodium is absorbed from the dressing into the chicken but overall the flavor was excellent and chicken was tender. Let me know if you try it :0)

Karen1234
08-18-2009, 02:48 PM
Karen, I can't remember if you said you took suppliments or not...just curious since I am trying to do it without them, but I don't want my weight loss to slow down because of that.:?:

I began the program on quite a few, Enhancer for metabolism, Cortitrim for belly fat, MRC 6 "lipo in a bottle", B12, MV, Flax. At one point i ran out of the Enhancer so I d/c this for a month and my losses slowed down. You would think this would be related to d/c the enhancer, unfortanutely at the same time I had started running. I did restart the Enhancer and noticed a boost in loss but this slowly tapered off and I was back to 2.5 lbs / week rather than 3-3.5. I d/c pretty much all of the supplements 3 weeks ago b/c I am jsut tired of taking all those pills and the enhancer was give me PVC's (heart palpitations). I was done with it. I'm still losing, I haven't noticed a huge difference in how I'm losing if any at all. The only thing I've been taking is MV, Flax, B6 (water weight - I eat more sea salt than I should probably) & B12 (energy). I have leftover pills at this point so I'll probably take some more later to finish off the bottles but I think I'm done and over with it. Sorry, not terribly helpful info :0)

leahruthie
08-18-2009, 03:31 PM
the only thing i take is MRC-6 (in addition to the standard MV and flax, both of which i bought at walgreens for cheap hehe)

Fifties Lady
08-18-2009, 06:19 PM
I began the program on quite a few, Enhancer for metabolism, Cortitrim for belly fat, MRC 6 "lipo in a bottle", B12, MV, Flax. At one point i ran out of the Enhancer so I d/c this for a month and my losses slowed down. You would think this would be related to d/c the enhancer, unfortanutely at the same time I had started running. I did restart the Enhancer and noticed a boost in loss but this slowly tapered off and I was back to 2.5 lbs / week rather than 3-3.5. I d/c pretty much all of the supplements 3 weeks ago b/c I am jsut tired of taking all those pills and the enhancer was give me PVC's (heart palpitations). I was done with it. I'm still losing, I haven't noticed a huge difference in how I'm losing if any at all. The only thing I've been taking is MV, Flax, B6 (water weight - I eat more sea salt than I should probably) & B12 (energy). I have leftover pills at this point so I'll probably take some more later to finish off the bottles but I think I'm done and over with it. Sorry, not terribly helpful info :0)

Karen this was so very helpful...thank you. I am planning to purchase the B-12, but why do you take B 6 also?

Karen1234
08-18-2009, 08:17 PM
Karen this was so very helpful...thank you. I am planning to purchase the B-12, but why do you take B 6 also?

B6 has diuretic properties and can help eliminate retained water :0)

GWE140
08-18-2009, 08:25 PM
Just reporting that I have lost 5 pounds my first week back on program since my vacation...I have 2 more to go to be at my pre-vacation weight... by Saturday's WI...I am so excited, I enjoyed my vacation and got right back on track...

Lori123321
08-19-2009, 04:49 AM
Just reporting that I have lost 5 pounds my first week back on program since my vacation...I have 2 more to go to be at my pre-vacation weight... by Saturday's WI...I am so excited, I enjoyed my vacation and got right back on track...

Congradulations! You can do it. Glad you got right on track again, it can be hard after eating all the yummy food and such. Now you are on your way!

Lori123321
08-19-2009, 04:51 AM
rip, Congratulations! All that hard work has really paid off! It's so hard to lose weight and I don't think many people appreciate how difficult it is. You should be very proud of yourself.

I'm still camera shy but hope to post my picture here one day.

Can't wait to see your beautiful face! And I just noticed we are at the same weight! How did you get the tracker to show the half pound? Mine won't show it, just the whole pound.

Lori123321
08-19-2009, 08:09 AM
Having a moment here. I am getting the munchies right now. Feeling tired and want to snack to stay awake. So I decided to post on here instead. Good thing too, one of the nurses made poppyseed cake and it looks so tempting! But made it to 27.5 pounds down and the 30 pound board is in my sights. Like a hunter from caveman days I will stalk it until it is mine!
Decided to have a total me day soon. I have settled the car accident I was in last December and am taking a little of the money for myself. Thinking massage, pedi/mani, hair done, new undies (bras don't fit right anymore) and then dinner with friends for a total OP meal. Have some shopping to do for the house and of course there are bills to pay! Gosh darn those bills get in the way of a good time. ;)

Kristalin180
08-19-2009, 11:41 AM
Well I have managed to hold steady for the last like 2 weeks. And considering all my off plan moments that is a victory for me. (As in I may trip but I keep going) Wedding is a whole 21 days away. Daughter's dress came in, will try and post pics tonight, now just have to do the last minute things and we should all be set.

I figure if I can stay the same till after the wedding then I will refocus and all will be right with the world.

Hugs and skinny dust to all.

Karen1234
08-19-2009, 04:46 PM
Having a moment here. I am getting the munchies right now. Feeling tired and want to snack to stay awake. So I decided to post on here instead. Good thing too, one of the nurses made poppyseed cake and it looks so tempting! But made it to 27.5 pounds down and the 30 pound board is in my sights. Like a hunter from caveman days I will stalk it until it is mine!
Decided to have a total me day soon. I have settled the car accident I was in last December and am taking a little of the money for myself. Thinking massage, pedi/mani, hair done, new undies (bras don't fit right anymore) and then dinner with friends for a total OP meal. Have some shopping to do for the house and of course there are bills to pay! Gosh darn those bills get in the way of a good time. ;)

That sounds like alot of fun to me!! Enjoy it Lori, you've done great despite many trials and you really deserve the treat. You'll be signing that 30 lb board in no time... keep up the great work :0)

Karen1234
08-19-2009, 04:49 PM
Just reporting that I have lost 5 pounds my first week back on program since my vacation...I have 2 more to go to be at my pre-vacation weight... by Saturday's WI...I am so excited, I enjoyed my vacation and got right back on track...

That's awesome GWE!! :carrot: Whoo hoo... :carrot: you'll be in that skinny little dress for your college reunion (right?) in no time... It's the running lady, I swear it is... It melts it off ya!

joz
08-19-2009, 08:43 PM
Hi, to all. First let me say congrats on all the wonderful success! Well I did it. I went back to center last friday to see how bad it was. Well one odd note, I only gained 3 pounds. I thought for sure it would be like 10!!! I have been back on program since Friday with one slip up. Much better.

I have been taking it one day at a time, and trying not to focus on the negative. Due to 12 hour days I have not been in this week, but will be on Thursday. My scale at home says I am down, but that is not official.

Thanks for the kind words of encouragement!
Jo

GWE140
08-19-2009, 09:26 PM
That's awesome GWE!! :carrot: Whoo hoo... :carrot: you'll be in that skinny little dress for your college reunion (right?) in no time... It's the running lady, I swear it is... It melts it off ya!

Karen,

THANK YOU...YES, YES, YES...The running is a wonderful thing...my legs are completely different, shapely...hoping once the extra 30+ is lost my back side will be more shapely...:^: Genell

GWE140
08-19-2009, 09:30 PM
That's awesome GWE!! :carrot: Whoo hoo... :carrot: you'll be in that skinny little dress for your college reunion (right?) in no time... It's the running lady, I swear it is... It melts it off ya!

Oh the LITTLE SKINNY dress! Absolutely, I will then have my picture taken:cp:

Karen1234
08-19-2009, 10:43 PM
Karen,

THANK YOU...YES, YES, YES...The running is a wonderful thing...my legs are completely different, shapely...hoping once the extra 30+ is lost my back side will be more shapely...:^: Genell

Love the enthusiasm and btw ... I know whatcha mean... I'm still trying to run off the backside as well... I joke with my husband and tell him I'm trying to run away from it hoping one day that extra bit of weight back their will either melt and fly away or just give up and jump off because it was too crazy of a ride when I run! LOL, LOL, LOL... JK.... My big gotta work areas are top of inner thighs, saddle bags and a bit of the hiney. The running is definitely helping though and legs are looking awesome :0)

I can't wait to see your pic in that special dress!!!!!!!!

Dolly
08-19-2009, 11:53 PM
Lori, thank you. I'll reveal the real little edie one day.

I use the ticker factor and it shows half pounds.



I really need to start running one day. Believe it or not I won a legs contest once at college.




Way to go joz!

joz
08-23-2009, 12:14 PM
Well I went in and weighed in Friday. Down 1.5...whoo hoo

msim
08-23-2009, 12:34 PM
Well I went in and weighed in Friday. Down 1.5...whoo hoo

Way to go Joz!!!

I am back after a little MRC break. On Wednesday I had a UFE or uterine fibroid embolization to hopefully stop the horrendous periods I have been having. Procedure is pretty cool; doctor is an Interventional Radiologist and he went up the femoral artery in my right leg, shot some pelts about the size of a grain of sand into the fibroid to lessen the blood flow into the fibroid. I was in the hospital overnight and back home on Thursday. I have had some cramping so I am taking it easy and taking pain meds when I really need them. Should be back to work on Monday and able to resume walking etc. next week. Didn't really follow program as I should but am back on 100% today! I am optimistic that the procedure is going to be successful.

rip
08-23-2009, 01:04 PM
MSIM,
Wow.

Well it is good to have you back and I sure hope everything works all well and that the procedure does its thing. I can imagine that it is hard to stay OP before and after surgery.

Your weight lose to day has been so incredible. I have been struggling with finding new things to eat. The Center is always saying pull stuff out of the cookbook which I do but there are only so many ways to cook chicken! I am going to start taking the meal replacements a couple of times a week which should help. I tend to get stuck with the same lunches for weeks at a time which is fine with me but eventually I get to a stand still with the weight and have to some up with something different.

I tried rasberry diet-rite and choc. pudding in my magic bullet last night. I stirred up the soda so the carbonation would be gone (so I thought). It worked great until I took blender off and unscrewed it then it kinda just exploded. I actually thought it was kinda funny but I sure don't know why now. What was left of it was good, live and learn.

Hope you are up to work on Monday and having a very relaxing weekend. I have started my hurricane watch!

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Started MRC 5/9/09

jjackson106
08-24-2009, 02:57 AM
Hey everyone, I'm hoping to start posting more regularly again. I got discouraged last week when I went for my WI, and was up 2.5 lbs.! I think what caused it was going on the MediQuick for a week, because I had gotten back from a camping trip, and wasn't on target for averaging 3 lbs./week. I think this very-low calorie plan caused me to snack more, not on bad stuff (nuts, watermelon), but it did cause me to gain weight! So then my doctor called, and said my triglycerides (sp?) have gone down (still not within normal range, though), but my "bad cholesterol" has gone up again! I was hoping to not have to start statin meds. And to top if off, my family was driving me nuts that day! Needless to say, I had a little "pity party" and went off-program (but not too badly) for several days. I think I'm on track again, thank the Lord! BTW, I read somewhere someone saying that their Tanita numbers tell them what their goal weight should be. Has anyone else heard this? My original goal weight was 165 lbs. (I'm 5'9"), but I decided to try for 155 lbs., so I have more of a "cushion". It'd be interesting to see what the Tanita says my goal weight should be, though. 'Hope everyone had a great weekend, and are looking forward to more weight being gone soon (I know I am)!--JJ :wave:

Lori123321
08-24-2009, 05:09 AM
Your weight lose to day has been so incredible. I have been struggling with finding new things to eat. The Center is always saying pull stuff out of the cookbook which I do but there are only so many ways to cook chicken! I am going to start taking the meal replacements a couple of times a week which should help. I tend to get stuck with the same lunches for weeks at a time which is fine with me but eventually I get to a stand still with the weight and have to some up with something different.

I tried rasberry diet-rite and choc. pudding in my magic bullet last night. I stirred up the soda so the carbonation would be gone (so I thought). It worked great until I took blender off and unscrewed it then it kinda just exploded. I actually thought it was kinda funny but I sure don't know why now. What was left of it was good, live and learn.

Chicken does get old! Have you tried making it stir fry with braggs and asian silk spray dressing? It's not bad. I like to make a larger batch when I cook and make several things on days off so I can just pull it out of the freezer or fridge and heat it up when I am in a hurry. Or throw it in my lunch bag for work.
I so did that with the blender too! but I didn't have the top down enough and it sprayed me out of the pour spout! It was good but what a mess. My kids got a good laugh out of it also. :D

Hi, to all. First let me say congrats on all the wonderful success! Well I did it. I went back to center last friday to see how bad it was. Well one odd note, I only gained 3 pounds. I thought for sure it would be like 10!!! I have been back on program since Friday with one slip up. Much better.

I have been taking it one day at a time, and trying not to focus on the negative. Due to 12 hour days I have not been in this week, but will be on Thursday. My scale at home says I am down, but that is not official.

Thanks for the kind words of encouragement!
Jo
Good for you getting back on track and facing the scale at the center! Not as bad as you thought and now you are trucking right along towards your goal.

Hey everyone, I'm hoping to start posting more regularly again. I got discouraged last week when I went for my WI, and was up 2.5 lbs.! I think what caused it was going on the MediQuick for a week, because I had gotten back from a camping trip, and wasn't on target for averaging 3 lbs./week. I think this very-low calorie plan caused me to snack more, not on bad stuff (nuts, watermelon), but it did cause me to gain weight! So then my doctor called, and said my triglycerides (sp?) have gone down (still not within normal range, though), but my "bad cholesterol" has gone up again! I was hoping to not have to start statin meds. And to top if off, my family was driving me nuts that day! Needless to say, I had a little "pity party" and went off-program (but not too badly) for several days. I think I'm on track again, thank the Lord! BTW, I read somewhere someone saying that their Tanita numbers tell them what their goal weight should be. Has anyone else heard this? My original goal weight was 165 lbs. (I'm 5'9"), but I decided to try for 155 lbs., so I have more of a "cushion". It'd be interesting to see what the Tanita says my goal weight should be, though. 'Hope everyone had a great weekend, and are looking forward to more weight being gone soon (I know I am)!--JJ :wave:

So good to hear from you. We all have those moments that lead to a pity party. It is part of life, and that is what we are living (even on this stupid diet). So, we take the good, celebrate it, take the bad and not let it rule us. So congradulations on your triglycerides going down. They will get to normal. As far as the statins go, there are benefits to them. They coat the plaques on your artery walls and prevent break offs that lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Up 2.5 pounds from when? If only a short time, betcha it is only water and it will come off quickly. Heard it takes the calories in 3 med delivery pizzas to produce one pound of fat. So unless you have eaten 7.5 med delivery pizza equivalents between weigh ins, then you are good to go!
Keep going, you are on the way to healthier you! :hug:

noahsmama
08-24-2009, 10:07 AM
I am back after a little MRC break. On Wednesday I had a UFE or uterine fibroid embolization to hopefully stop the horrendous periods I have been having. Procedure is pretty cool; doctor is an Interventional Radiologist and he went up the femoral artery in my right leg, shot some pelts about the size of a grain of sand into the fibroid to lessen the blood flow into the fibroid. I was in the hospital overnight and back home on Thursday. I have had some cramping so I am taking it easy and taking pain meds when I really need them. Should be back to work on Monday and able to resume walking etc. next week. Didn't really follow program as I should but am back on 100% today! I am optimistic that the procedure is going to be successful.

msim i am sorry that you had to go through that but am glad that you came through it with flying colors and hope that it resolves your issues! I was having very light, but very irregular periods too d/t the big weight loss and they switched by birth control pill and all 'seems' to be flowing properly again lol. You're an amazing lady and just amaze me with how far you've come!


Your weight lose to day has been so incredible. I have been struggling with finding new things to eat. The Center is always saying pull stuff out of the cookbook which I do but there are only so many ways to cook chicken! I am going to start taking the meal replacements a couple of times a week which should help. I tend to get stuck with the same lunches for weeks at a time which is fine with me but eventually I get to a stand still with the weight and have to some up with something different.

I tried rasberry diet-rite and choc. pudding in my magic bullet last night. I stirred up the soda so the carbonation would be gone (so I thought). It worked great until I took blender off and unscrewed it then it kinda just exploded. I actually thought it was kinda funny but I sure don't know why now. What was left of it was good, live and learn.

Hope you are up to work on Monday and having a very relaxing weekend. I have started my hurricane watch!

I, too, have kind of gotten in a rut when it comes to lunch. I found that I like the Chicken and broccoli casserole out of the cookbook. I leave out the mushrooms/green onions and just use broccoli only. I have found that I love eating a salad but then struggle with finding protein to eat with it. I like boiled eggs, but I can only have those up to 3 times a week. I'd be happy to share more ideas with you if you'd like. Just PM me :)

Hey everyone, I'm hoping to start posting more regularly again. I got discouraged last week when I went for my WI, and was up 2.5 lbs.! I think what caused it was going on the MediQuick for a week, because I had gotten back from a camping trip, and wasn't on target for averaging 3 lbs./week. I think this very-low calorie plan caused me to snack more, not on bad stuff (nuts, watermelon), but it did cause me to gain weight! So then my doctor called, and said my triglycerides (sp?) have gone down (still not within normal range, though), but my "bad cholesterol" has gone up again! I was hoping to not have to start statin meds. And to top if off, my family was driving me nuts that day! Needless to say, I had a little "pity party" and went off-program (but not too badly) for several days. I think I'm on track again, thank the Lord! BTW, I read somewhere someone saying that their Tanita numbers tell them what their goal weight should be. Has anyone else heard this? My original goal weight was 165 lbs. (I'm 5'9"), but I decided to try for 155 lbs., so I have more of a "cushion". It'd be interesting to see what the Tanita says my goal weight should be, though. 'Hope everyone had a great weekend, and are looking forward to more weight being gone soon (I know I am)!--JJ :wave:

Glad to hear that you're back OP! I thought about doing the Mediquick, but decided not to. I've just heard/read too many negative things about it. would you do it again if you had to choose? Just curious. And as Lori said, we all have had those pity parties at one point or another and just get right back on track and you'll get losing again!

TeresaG
08-24-2009, 03:08 PM
I've been trying to catch up on all the posts while I was in Florida and boy does it take a long time.

Congrats to everyone for all your successes and welcome to anyone new.

I didn't stay OP while I was gone. It's extremely hard when days are spent at Sea World, Universal, etc. I'd start each day with my normal breakfast, but timing was very hard to watch. Had a wonderful time, and it was great to be able to ride the roller coasters comfortably and even hung out at the beach in Tampa for a day. I came back with 4 extra pounds, but lost 6.5 last week. I have one stubborn pound to lose before signing the 40 lb board. I'm hoping by Wednesday at WI. On a NSV, while school shoppin for Alex, I tried on some items from the clearance rack at Kohl's, found a really cute skirt in an XL and when I tried it on, it kept falling down. I couldn't believe it so I checked the tags again. I don't remember a time when an XL was too big on me!

Kristalin, love your dress! Have you had your hair done yet? Couldn't remember when you said you were going in. Can't believe it's getting so close. I'm really looking forward to seeing some of your pictures when you get back. I hope everything goes well and there are no huge speed bumps.

We finally set a date, and although it is still a ways off, we are going to get married in the Florida Key's in July 2011. We had several family members that already had plans for next summer, so that was one reason for putting it out that far. I'm going to Phoenix in January to see my son and the dress I fell in love with(in picture) is carried at a shop there. If it doesn't look nice on me, then I get to shop more. I think I can handle more shopping. Found a dress for the girls as well. Lori, I think of you all the time now when thinking of getting married on the beach. It isn't Hawaii, but a close second maybe.

Have a great week everyone and it feels very good to be back on here.

msim
08-26-2009, 03:51 PM
Ladies we were already on the second page! It is so great to have so many new members and new posts!

I weighed in today and have a total loss of 77 pounds. I lost 2.5 pounds, but was really only 1 pound that wasn't a regain. I had a lot of weight fluctuation after my procedure last Wednesday and not really following program for a few days, but I am back on and going strong!

Hope everyone is doing well and those with children are in the back to school routine!

Fifties Lady
08-26-2009, 04:03 PM
Ladies we were already on the second page! It is so great to have so many new members and new posts!

I weighed in today and have a total loss of 77 pounds. I lost 2.5 pounds, but was really only 1 pound that wasn't a regain. I had a lot of weight fluctuation after my procedure last Wednesday and not really following program for a few days, but I am back on and going strong!

Hope everyone is doing well and those with children are in the back to school routine!

Congratualations MSIM....you are a great motivator....love to hear news like this....:carrot::carrot::carrot:

msim
08-26-2009, 04:54 PM
Congratualations MSIM....you are a great motivator....love to hear news like this....:carrot::carrot::carrot:

Look in the mirror Fifties Lady!
Your ticker is definitely moving in the right direction!

Fifties Lady
08-26-2009, 04:57 PM
Look in the mirror Fifties Lady!
Your ticker is definitely moving in the right direction!


MSIM...thank you...and it seems to be moving in the right direction....that's the main thing. :hug:

namaste
08-26-2009, 05:07 PM
Well I have managed to hold steady for the last like 2 weeks. And considering all my off plan moments that is a victory for me. (As in I may trip but I keep going) Wedding is a whole 21 days away. Daughter's dress came in, will try and post pics tonight, now just have to do the last minute things and we should all be set.

I figure if I can stay the same till after the wedding then I will refocus and all will be right with the world.

Hugs and skinny dust to all.


I'm so excited for you!!!:hug:

Lori123321
08-27-2009, 07:39 AM
Congradulations on your NSV. You will be so beautiful with the sandy beach, the flowers and the man of your heart by your side.

ommani
08-27-2009, 08:40 AM
Ladies we were already on the second page! It is so great to have so many new members and new posts!

I weighed in today and have a total loss of 77 pounds. I lost 2.5 pounds, but was really only 1 pound that wasn't a regain. I had a lot of weight fluctuation after my procedure last Wednesday and not really following program for a few days, but I am back on and going strong!

Hope everyone is doing well and those with children are in the back to school routine!

I'm new to this board - 60 pound goal, started five days ago. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. . . " MSIM - let me get this straight -you've lost 77 pounds???? Awesome. There is hope! How long have you been at it? What's your plan/program? How much do you excercise? Thanks in advance for any insights you can share. :hug:

Karen1234
08-27-2009, 11:27 AM
Hang in there Kristalin180... you're doing great! I hope you have a wonderful time at your wedding, live it up and enjoy every moment, you've worked so hard and its all coming together for you :0) Congratulations!!

TeresaG
08-28-2009, 01:28 PM
Yesterday at WI, the counselor had some questions for me, and as I was getting ready to leave she asked what size I was when I started and what size I wanted to be. I said I don't care about what the size is and she said I would be an 8/10 easily. I laughed at her!!:joker: I have never been a size 10 in my life. Anyway we made a bet so we will see who wins. She said she would think about what we were betting the next time I came in. I told her if she wins, she gets an invitation to the wedding!

I didn't make the 40 lb board. Have less than half a pound to go. Maybe because I want it so bad, my body is fighting it. Who knows.

rip
08-28-2009, 07:02 PM
Kirstalin180,
Wedding is getting close can't wait to see pics!

TeresaG,
My counselor asked me a couple of weeks ago what size I wanted to be and I to had no idea but I am sure I'll know when I get there. I thought it was a funny questions since a sizes seem to vary all all the stores. A size 12 one place might be a 14 somewhere else.

Ommani,
Welecome to the board it's great to have new members. It can be hard at times but well worth it.

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/226/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Smileydd
08-28-2009, 09:56 PM
MY outfit is going to be able to fit in a sexy red outfit for valentines day dinner and not have to go to the plus/women's section!

msim
08-28-2009, 10:47 PM
I'm new to this board - 60 pound goal, started five days ago. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. . . " MSIM - let me get this straight -you've lost 77 pounds???? Awesome. There is hope! How long have you been at it? What's your plan/program? How much do you excercise? Thanks in advance for any insights you can share. :hug:

ommani,
Welcome to the forum! And your quote is absolutely spot on! I signed up for 24 weeks to lose 72 pounds on February 19th. I fulfilled my contract on August 11. I had a pretty consistent weight loss with a 3.5 pound average. I maxed out on the 5 HNS, drank 100-120 oz of water. Six months is a long time to be on the same eating plan, so I do have my go to foods. Breakfast, well six days out of seven I just mix 3 oz of pasturized egg whites in with HNS and straight up drink them. Lunch is usually cottage cheese mixed with a creamy, or soup made with cream of chicken HNS, cheese and broccoli, a cucumber sliced and sprayed with ranch Salad Spritzer. I appreciate ground turkey much more than you would ever know, and use that as a beef replacement. I also have used every flavor of melba toast and found blueberry and raspberry snack toasts by Jacobsen's that I love. On Sundays when I have a bit more time I play with new recipes.

I started out taking some MRC supplements, but discontinued due to $ and personal skepticism about their effectiveness, and just got tired of taking handfulls of pills.

MRC works for me because when I get the right amount of protein, I am not hungry, so I am not likely to pull up a chair to the fridge or pantry. I have not been 100% perfect; July sort of slowed me down, plateau maybe, or I decided to go off plan just a bit for the 4th, and that scale shot way up. Maybe the mental challenge of losing weight caught me. Maybe that chemical balance is a true phenomenon. But when August hit, I started taking a class that my center offers, and I really got my head in the game, and am looking at my emotional relationship with food.

As far as exercise, I did some dvds for a plan called ttapp by Teresa Tapp--google it for more info--and I walk anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes. I think it is important to find the right amount of exercise and one that you truly enjoy doing. I am so inspired by the runners on the forum that have done the C25k program, that I plan on doing than when I am recovered from a recent surgical procedure.

I use this forum heavily for support. My menfolk-- husband and sons, as well as my co-workers have been on my side from day 1. There are some amazing weight loss stories on both this and the 3 Fat Chicks forum that made me believe that I too can do it.

And now for my horn tooting. I hit a trifecta--signed the 80 pound board, tiptoed into onederland by weighing in at 199.5, and I am going on the green menu! Wait, I forgot one....a pair of irregular size 16 Levi jeans $9.99, well I am wearing them out in public today! And they are not a 16, shoot I don't even think they are 14, I like to think they are 12s!!!!! :carrot:

I wish you the best on your journey. Sometimes you will take big strides, sometimes maybe you will go backwards, or make teeny tiny steps forward. Maybe you will totally meander off your path. But it is 100% your journey!

Dolly
08-28-2009, 11:02 PM
msim-

Please check for cars both ways before skipping down the street.

msim
08-28-2009, 11:58 PM
msim-

Please check for cars both ways before skipping down the street.

little edie,
My 80 pound weight loss celebratory pumps will not allow me to skip.......very long. :D

When I jumped on my home scale early Wednesday a.m. and saw 199.5 come up, I wondered if I should grab my camera and take a picture!

I really have to say there are other 'victories' along the way that are just as cool...like when I noticed that I could slide between a wall and a chair and not belly bump or have to move the chair...or not have my feet absolutely ache after standing 6 hours.. or not shopping in the women's or plus size section.

When I get an additional 17 pound loss, I will have lost the weight of my youngest child. I am getting a kazoo band for that!

rip
08-29-2009, 12:16 AM
MSIM,
Congratulaions. I have been watching and waiting and cheering you on, just waiting for that magic number on the scale. You must be on cloud nine. Thanks for sharing your journey in your last most.

rip
08-29-2009, 12:21 AM
:barf:I think I need to stop watching The Food Network at night.

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/226/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Dolly
08-29-2009, 10:56 AM
Well, I showed a pound loss this morning. A baby step, but a step for sure.

My counselor was talking to me about the theory of our body holding on to a specific weight at which it felt comfortable in the past. This would certainly be that weight. When I did WW before, I never saw 169.

But I start going to the gym in a week so let's see how that goes.

rip
08-29-2009, 12:10 PM
Little Edie,
Congrats on the pound. Fantastic that you are starting up at the gym. I started the CT5K make it through week three then life got in the way and I stopped I just need to make sure I get it done. I plan on starting back up tomorrow with it. I will start back up with week 1. I just need to make sure that I don't let other things keep me from the workout. Sometimes I think I just thought I did not have the time to workout but I just need to ALWAYS make the time.

Your doing great
http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/226/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

ommani
08-30-2009, 12:38 PM
Thanks so much for sharing your story. Truly an inspiration to those of us just starting out! When I see everyone's ticker and little jumpy lb. wigets, I am motivated to know I can succeed too! Just finished week one - down four pounds. It's a start. Best of all, I have committed to exercising and just completed eight days in a row of walking 2 hilly miles a day. Already I am noticing I am breathing much better, not getting winded so fast, plus my energy level is up (despite dramatic calorie reduction), my skin is brighter, I'm sleeping better. . . I FEEL better.

So glad I finally made the decision to prioritize me and my health for once. That's right, it's ME time, gang!!!!

msim
08-30-2009, 04:00 PM
Noahsmama,
I love your new avatar picture. At first glance I thought it was Sandra Bullock--you look beautiful!

noahsmama
08-30-2009, 04:10 PM
Noahsmama,
I love your new avatar picture. At first glance I thought it was Sandra Bullock--you look beautiful!

Why thank you! :o I've also been told I look like Lindsay Lohan..LOL (of course before she went all lesbian on me) :)

Dolly
08-30-2009, 05:22 PM
rip, I'm pretty excited about joining the gym. I used to love to exercise. Now I can't wait to get home and put my feet up.

TOBF
08-31-2009, 12:48 AM
Congrats MSIM!!!! Welcome to the green menu! Some days I really miss my cottage cheese that I used to have everyday for lunch, but it is worth it.
I went off way off plan today for the first time and had some popcorn at the movies with my kiddo. We didn't put any extra butter on it, but now I wished we would have because I probably wouldn't have eaten it then. I paid big time just a little later with a sick stomach and a major headache. Carbs are not my friend anymore.

FEWoman
08-31-2009, 01:16 AM
I've been following some of the threads for a couple of weeks and I figured it was time to finally say hello. I'm new to MRC. I joined August 15. I am trying my darndest to follow it to a T. So far I have lost 16 lbs. and have quite a bit more to go. I thought this would be a good support for me and from what I've read so far, it looks like it would help me out a lot. I look forward to reading/responding to more.... ;)

Jaimesgettinskinny
08-31-2009, 02:49 AM
Hi everyone! This is the third time I've started MRC. The first time I did VERY well. The second time I just wasn't into it.

This time I'm ON IT!!! I'm psyched to be doing this again and I know that it works! Thank goodness I found y'all! This is going to make it so much easier!

The recipe thread is a lifesaver.

I'd really like some breakfast ideas. I've had cheesy bread and eggs fo way too long. I did get some maple extract today, so I'm going to try the pancakes/french toast and see how that goes.

Anyone else have breakfast ideas? TIA!! Jaime

Lori123321
08-31-2009, 07:06 AM
Msim, Congradulations! You are really rocking it! Love those small sizes. Did you save one from your heaviest to compare? How wonderful. :carrot:

Lynn, So beautiful. Your picture radiates not only your weight loss but your confidence and strength. You must be turning heads all over the place.

For me, half pound away from the 30 pound board. It is so close, I could taste it. FYI, it tastes like cardboard! Busy nights, sometimes don't have time to post but try to read every chance I get. But after this summer, glad to be busy and working!
:dust: to all!

Lori123321
08-31-2009, 07:40 AM
Hi everyone! This is the third time I've started MRC. The first time I did VERY well. The second time I just wasn't into it.

This time I'm ON IT!!! I'm psyched to be doing this again and I know that it works! Thank goodness I found y'all! This is going to make it so much easier!

The recipe thread is a lifesaver.

I'd really like some breakfast ideas. I've had cheesy bread and eggs fo way too long. I did get some maple extract today, so I'm going to try the pancakes/french toast and see how that goes.

Anyone else have breakfast ideas? TIA!! Jaime
Welcome! Can't help you with breakfast ideas, except the french toast is good. I am a breakfast rut person myself.

Karen1234
08-31-2009, 02:47 PM
Yesterday at WI, the counselor had some questions for me, and as I was getting ready to leave she asked what size I was when I started and what size I wanted to be. I said I don't care about what the size is and she said I would be an 8/10 easily. I laughed at her!!:joker: I have never been a size 10 in my life. Anyway we made a bet so we will see who wins. She said she would think about what we were betting the next time I came in. I told her if she wins, she gets an invitation to the wedding!

I didn't make the 40 lb board. Have less than half a pound to go. Maybe because I want it so bad, my body is fighting it. Who knows.

I was asked the same question about size and was caught off guard by this as well... really I have no idea what size I want to be although I have an idea what size I'll probably be by the time I'm done - I'm guessing an 6/8 - I'm a 12 now, have lost 52.5 lbs, want to lose another 47 or so which would maybe put me at a 6/8??? Anyways, I agree, this really this isn't about size... for me I feel like when I get to the size I feel good at, comfortable and feel as though I look healthy - not too thin - not pudgy - then I will stop there... The big thing for me is I want to be what is considered a "normal" weight... where if I gain a few lbs it's still ok, I wouldn't be considered obese! DH and I are hoping to have another baby next year (part of why I got on this plan in the 1st place) and I want to be able to put on the 25-30 lbs recommended and then whittle it off within a few mo. of delivery... not gain 65 lbs and keep it on for 12 years like the last one! LOL... That's my goal :0)

namaste
08-31-2009, 03:33 PM
I was asked the same question about size and was caught off guard by this as well... really I have no idea what size I want to be although I have an idea what size I'll probably be by the time I'm done - I'm guessing an 6/8 - I'm a 12 now, have lost 52.5 lbs, want to lose another 47 or so which would maybe put me at a 6/8??? Anyways, I agree, this really this isn't about size... for me I feel like when I get to the size I feel good at, comfortable and feel as though I look healthy - not too thin - not pudgy - then I will stop there... The big thing for me is I want to be what is considered a "normal" weight... where if I gain a few lbs it's still ok, I wouldn't be considered obese! DH and I are hoping to have another baby next year (part of why I got on this plan in the 1st place) and I want to be able to put on the 25-30 lbs recommended and then whittle it off within a few mo. of delivery... not gain 65 lbs and keep it on for 12 years like the last one! LOL... That's my goal :0)

When I started, I was in a 26/28 (sometimes 30/32 if they actually had that size) and now I'm in an 8/10. I NEVER would have thought that I would be in an 8/10 ever. I couldn't remember when I had been there, but it's so nice! I didn't focus on the size but just like you said, I wanted to look healthy; not too thin or pudgy. It's cool because when you get there, your body just settles in at it's weight and you realize that's where you really belong; what works for you and your body.

namaste
08-31-2009, 03:36 PM
Hi everyone! This is the third time I've started MRC. The first time I did VERY well. The second time I just wasn't into it.

This time I'm ON IT!!! I'm psyched to be doing this again and I know that it works! Thank goodness I found y'all! This is going to make it so much easier!

The recipe thread is a lifesaver.

I'd really like some breakfast ideas. I've had cheesy bread and eggs fo way too long. I did get some maple extract today, so I'm going to try the pancakes/french toast and see how that goes.

Anyone else have breakfast ideas? TIA!! Jaime


Welcome!

So, breakfast.... I like the breakfast sausage a lot..... have you tried it? I also like the pancakes. I believe both are listed in the recipe thread but if you can't find them let me know, and I'll get them for you.

TeresaG
08-31-2009, 04:25 PM
Karen, I don't think size matters to me because they have always been big sizes most of my life. Anything smaller is good. Plus, size varies by where a person carries their weight. I just bought a pair of 14 slacks, but you are already in a size 12 and I think we are fairly close in weight. If it happens and I get in to an 8 or 10 I will be ecstatic! You have an awesome goal and a tough one as well with a new baby. You have the tools now so use them and even with having a baby, you will get any extra pounds off quickly.

TeresaG
08-31-2009, 04:28 PM
Kristalin, We all now how busy you must be, but if you are reading, know that I am thinking of you and hoping everything is going great for you.

All the best to you and your family as you start your married life. :hug:

Karen1234
08-31-2009, 04:51 PM
Karen, I don't think size matters to me because they have always been big sizes most of my life. Anything smaller is good. Plus, size varies by where a person carries their weight. I just bought a pair of 14 slacks, but you are already in a size 12 and I think we are fairly close in weight. If it happens and I get in to an 8 or 10 I will be ecstatic! You have an awesome goal and a tough one as well with a new baby. You have the tools now so use them and even with having a baby, you will get any extra pounds off quickly.

Isn't it funny how different everyone is... your post made me stop to think about this ... I started out a 20/22 at 250 lbs and now in a 12 jean (2 different brands) and 14 slack from misses dept as above and 197 lbs. You are 10 lbs less than me, 1 1/2" taller than me (I'm 5'6") and recently purchased a 14 slack. Could be the brands too but just goes to show how different we're all built/constructed. I was always told as a child I was "big boned" LOL but I've come to realize I dont think I am, I think I'm actually a medium build. I have noticed my ribcage, waist, hips and thighes whittling away the fastest though - when they measure me that is always the places I lose the most - typically several inches in each area - I am sure it is the running that is doing this b/c in the past these were the last places to slim down for me. Anyway, interesting observations.

namaste
08-31-2009, 06:00 PM
Karen, I don't think size matters to me because they have always been big sizes most of my life. Anything smaller is good. Plus, size varies by where a person carries their weight. I just bought a pair of 14 slacks, but you are already in a size 12 and I think we are fairly close in weight. If it happens and I get in to an 8 or 10 I will be ecstatic! You have an awesome goal and a tough one as well with a new baby. You have the tools now so use them and even with having a baby, you will get any extra pounds off quickly.

I agree! Well put!

Dolly
08-31-2009, 06:11 PM
namaste, I wanted to ask you: your weight loss took place over a seemingly long period of time, did you ever want to take a break from MRC?

So far I haven't wanted to but it looks as though I will be on this diet for the rest of the year. I have the mindset that I am a healthy eater now and don't want to pollute my body with junk, but that's for now. I'm not talking about occasional indulgences, but has your mind ever rebelled at being told what to eat and what times?

Right now I get a lot of satisfaction staying on plan, but worry about the day when I'll wake up and lose my focus.

namaste
08-31-2009, 06:20 PM
namaste, I wanted to ask you: your weight loss took place over a seemingly long period of time, did you ever want to take a break from MRC?

So far I haven't wanted to but it looks as though I will be on this diet for the rest of the year. I have the mindset that I am a healthy eater now and don't want to pollute my body with junk, but that's for now. I'm not talking about occasional indulgences, but has your mind ever rebelled at being told what to eat and what times?

Right now I get a lot of satisfaction staying on plan, but worry about the day when I'll wake up and lose my focus.

Hmmmm, well it took me 16 months to lose 185 lbs and there was really only one time I really really wanted to eat off plan, and I didn't. It wasn't "worth" it to me. My father in law had just died and I was really tired, and I thought I wanted to "feed" that loss but I sat with the sadness and just let it come. I never ate off plan because I didn't ever find anything to "eat" that was a higher priority to me than what I wanted back from being obese.... I wanted to wear my wedding ring, I wanted to ride a bike with my son, I wanted to fit in a normal bathroom stall, I wanted to not require a seatbelt extender on an airplane, I wanted to ride on any ride at the amusement park, I wanted to live..... The list of things I "wanted" back were sooooo much more important than anything I could have put in my mouth that I was totally committed to the program and getting my life back. I still have that committment because the struggle doesn't end when you lose the weight; it only evolves and you need to constantly re-assess your priorities. And, I'm saying I didn't want to eat off plan (or have it not come into my thought process), I just stepped back and made the conscious decision to not eat off plan.

I hope that helps. :hug:

FEWoman
08-31-2009, 07:58 PM
I wanted to wear my wedding ring, I wanted to ride a bike with my son, I wanted to fit in a normal bathroom stall, I wanted to not require a seatbelt extender on an airplane, I wanted to ride on any ride at the amusement park, I wanted to live.....

SO TRUE!! I was so upset this summer when I was turned away from a ride at the amusement park. There were so many people staring and pointing. My kids kept asking why I didn't go on the ride with them and I couldn't face the truth...I said I was scared. I'm SOOO sick of not facing that hard truth and now I keep looking out for all the things my body size hasn't allowed me to do. Last year I lost my first 80 lbs. (gained back 40) but now I'm so determined to get the rest off. I want all those things too...mostly, I just want to be a happier me. It's always nice to know that I'm not the only one who has faced humiliation and felt bad about who I am...I'm looking forward to getting rid of all of those bad feelings. Thanks for the post!:carrot:

Karen1234
08-31-2009, 08:01 PM
Hmmmm, well it took me 16 months to lose 185 lbs and there was really only one time I really really wanted to eat off plan, and I didn't. It wasn't "worth" it to me. My father in law had just died and I was really tired, and I thought I wanted to "feed" that loss but I sat with the sadness and just let it come. I never ate off plan because I didn't ever find anything to "eat" that was a higher priority to me than what I wanted back from being obese.... I wanted to wear my wedding ring, I wanted to ride a bike with my son, I wanted to fit in a normal bathroom stall, I wanted to not require a seatbelt extender on an airplane, I wanted to ride on any ride at the amusement park, I wanted to live..... The list of things I "wanted" back were sooooo much more important than anything I could have put in my mouth that I was totally committed to the program and getting my life back. I still have that committment because the struggle doesn't end when you lose the weight; it only evolves and you need to constantly re-assess your priorities. And, I'm saying I didn't want to eat off plan (or have it not come into my thought process), I just stepped back and made the conscious decision to not eat off plan.

I hope that helps. :hug:

Now that is self control... and committment :0)

Lori123321
09-01-2009, 04:54 AM
Hmmmm, well it took me 16 months to lose 185 lbs and there was really only one time I really really wanted to eat off plan, and I didn't. It wasn't "worth" it to me. My father in law had just died and I was really tired, and I thought I wanted to "feed" that loss but I sat with the sadness and just let it come. I never ate off plan because I didn't ever find anything to "eat" that was a higher priority to me than what I wanted back from being obese.... I wanted to wear my wedding ring, I wanted to ride a bike with my son, I wanted to fit in a normal bathroom stall, I wanted to not require a seatbelt extender on an airplane, I wanted to ride on any ride at the amusement park, I wanted to live..... The list of things I "wanted" back were sooooo much more important than anything I could have put in my mouth that I was totally committed to the program and getting my life back. I still have that committment because the struggle doesn't end when you lose the weight; it only evolves and you need to constantly re-assess your priorities. And, I'm saying I didn't want to eat off plan (or have it not come into my thought process), I just stepped back and made the conscious decision to not eat off plan.

I hope that helps. :hug:

You are such an inspiration to me.
I have struggled with wanting to eat off plan quite a bit with all the stress from this summer. I find it is easier to stay on plan when faced with an obvious situation. We had a birthday celebration at work and it was easy to say no to ice cream cake but I fight not to put a slice of cheese on my buffalo burger at night!
I want so much to be a healthy person. Not have someone stare at me at a restaurant when I eat or look at my cart at the store when I shop. I would like to be able to try new styles on to see if they flatter me, but they wouldn't come in my size. Now I am seeing the changes, not only physical but emotionally as well. It is scary and freeing at the same time. I am excited to see what I will look like, planning a total makeover but a little scared that I will be treated different or maybe that I won't! It is hard to know if people treat you a certain way because you are overweight or not.
And, for once, I would like to be refered to as a Hottie! :D

Lori123321
09-01-2009, 04:58 AM
Isn't it funny how different everyone is... your post made me stop to think about this ... I started out a 20/22 at 250 lbs and now in a 12 jean (2 different brands) and 14 slack from misses dept as above and 197 lbs. You are 10 lbs less than me, 1 1/2" taller than me (I'm 5'6") and recently purchased a 14 slack. Could be the brands too but just goes to show how different we're all built/constructed. I was always told as a child I was "big boned" LOL but I've come to realize I dont think I am, I think I'm actually a medium build. I have noticed my ribcage, waist, hips and thighes whittling away the fastest though - when they measure me that is always the places I lose the most - typically several inches in each area - I am sure it is the running that is doing this b/c in the past these were the last places to slim down for me. Anyway, interesting observations.

I agree. I am several inches shorter then you and just got into a size 14 p. I keep looking at what people's weights are as they change sizes but it is so different with height and build. I am losing weight but not losing as quickly around the waist, hips and thighs as I would like.
Time for measurements!

ommani
09-01-2009, 09:16 AM
I'm looking forward to the fashion options available in smaller sizes. It seems the clothing brands stop caring about good design in anything above a 14. I'm getting too old for sexy (well, maybe I can do a little sexy) but I would love to be more stylish. Over size 14 and clothes get 'utilitarian' real fast.
At my starting weight of 204, I've got plenty of bootie and hefty thighs, but my biggest problem is my stomach. Looks like I'm 5 mo pregnant. All my wardrobe choices are based around trying to hide 'the baby'. That's my goal - I'm looking forward to delivering a healthy, new me!!!

namaste
09-01-2009, 11:13 AM
SO TRUE!! I was so upset this summer when I was turned away from a ride at the amusement park. There were so many people staring and pointing. My kids kept asking why I didn't go on the ride with them and I couldn't face the truth...I said I was scared. I'm SOOO sick of not facing that hard truth and now I keep looking out for all the things my body size hasn't allowed me to do. Last year I lost my first 80 lbs. (gained back 40) but now I'm so determined to get the rest off. I want all those things too...mostly, I just want to be a happier me. It's always nice to know that I'm not the only one who has faced humiliation and felt bad about who I am...I'm looking forward to getting rid of all of those bad feelings. Thanks for the post!:carrot:

Thanks for sharing, that's a wonderful start.... opening up here is a great way to put it out there, and let it go and we're "safe" so let it out. Holding on to all that "stuff" isn't healthy either, so realizing it and saying it.... making it real, is big. You're on your way; You can do this! :hug:

namaste
09-01-2009, 11:16 AM
You are such an inspiration to me.
I have struggled with wanting to eat off plan quite a bit with all the stress from this summer. I find it is easier to stay on plan when faced with an obvious situation. We had a birthday celebration at work and it was easy to say no to ice cream cake but I fight not to put a slice of cheese on my buffalo burger at night!
I want so much to be a healthy person. Not have someone stare at me at a restaurant when I eat or look at my cart at the store when I shop. I would like to be able to try new styles on to see if they flatter me, but they wouldn't come in my size. Now I am seeing the changes, not only physical but emotionally as well. It is scary and freeing at the same time. I am excited to see what I will look like, planning a total makeover but a little scared that I will be treated different or maybe that I won't! It is hard to know if people treat you a certain way because you are overweight or not.
And, for once, I would like to be refered to as a Hottie! :D

Thank you!

I think that you really need to look at the positive there! Before you started would you have said no to ice cream cake? I mean, that's huge.

I'm so happy you are seeing the changes because that's huge. It's empowering.

:hug:

Kristalin180
09-01-2009, 05:07 PM
Teresa - thank you for your kind words!

Today is that last official day of my gift program. I am wearing a size (Lane Bryant anyways) 14/16 dress. I haven't fit into that size since I was in 9th grade!

Although I haven't lost nearly as much as I had hoped to over the 4 months:( If I am honest though I have had my OP moments but they haven't been to the extreme or "normal" level I was eating before I started the program. So I am trying not to be too down on myself. I just hope I don't disappoint any of the ladies at MRC.

If they let me have copies of my before and after pictures I will post both.

The last few weeks have been crazy! My dr put me back on a medicine that caused me to stop lossing and gain some. Lucky for me I tried my wedding dress on on Friday and it still fits. I quit taking the medicine last week because it wasn't doing what it should anyways (I did get the ok from the Dr).

Work has exploded and then trying to sort out the house and the remainder of the wedding stuff has been hard. Everything is finally in place now I just want it to be over with! lol

Worst part for me is the dread of the in-laws. I ALWAYS over eat to deal with stressful situations and I am not sure how I am going to handle them. Although I plan to have a glass of water permanently glued to my hand for the entire visit.

I had my hair makeover last Saturday and the color and cut came out great the salon that donated/gifted me a ton of services is great. If anyone in the Denver metro is looking for an awesome salon shoot me and private message and I will be happy to give your their info.

I just have to try to get through this week, survive the visit and wedding then it is back on plan on the 14th!

Glad to see everyone doing so well and hanging in there. Even though I haven't been posting when I can't sleep and am not working on something I scan the posts :)

Thanks everyone for being so supportive and pictures will be posted in a week or two.

HUGS

Dolly
09-01-2009, 11:32 PM
namaste, thank you.

When I first started MRC I decided I would play the role of a person who eats healthy and really cares about her body. Now I AM that person. I also miss the body I use to have that doesn't ache after working long hours and doesn't sweat in mild temperatures when others are shivering. I missed being COMFORTABLE.

I feel so much better now and hope it gets even better.

Dolly
09-01-2009, 11:34 PM
Kristalin,

Thank you for taking time to post. Lots of us have been wondering how you were doing.

I'm very excited for you and can't wait to see your pictures.

FEWoman
09-02-2009, 12:27 AM
Worst part for me is the dread of the in-laws. I ALWAYS over eat to deal with stressful situations and I am not sure how I am going to handle them. Although I plan to have a glass of water permanently glued to my hand for the entire visit.



Wow, I hear ya! I am/was (:)) the same way. Everytime my family visits, whether it's in-laws or the regular parents, I tend to overeat. The stress of so many people in the house make me turn to my old pal Doritos. I am having a TON of family over this weekend for Labor day and feel some stress about it. I talked with the MRC lady today and told her about my fear. She assured me that if I've done this well so far I can continue. I hope, I hope!! As for the water...I am right there with ya! :hug:

Lori123321
09-02-2009, 01:01 PM
I'm looking forward to the fashion options available in smaller sizes. It seems the clothing brands stop caring about good design in anything above a 14. I'm getting too old for sexy (well, maybe I can do a little sexy) but I would love to be more stylish. Over size 14 and clothes get 'utilitarian' real fast.
At my starting weight of 204, I've got plenty of bootie and hefty thighs, but my biggest problem is my stomach. Looks like I'm 5 mo pregnant. All my wardrobe choices are based around trying to hide 'the baby'. That's my goal - I'm looking forward to delivering a healthy, new me!!!
I fully concur with the limited fashion options with the higher sizes. Like they think you should be grateful they are making clothes just to cover your body! Well, the labor shouldn't be as painful!
And FYI, if you want to go for sexy, do it!

Thank you!

I think that you really need to look at the positive there! Before you started would you have said no to ice cream cake? I mean, that's huge.

I'm so happy you are seeing the changes because that's huge. It's empowering.

:hug:
I didn't think of it that way. I would have definitely eaten the ice cream cake and not thought a thing of it. Now I didn't eat the cake, and really didn't think a thing of it! Laughing a little at myself! Thinking on why the cheese is an issue, maybe because I have tried to think of off plan food as like something I am allergic to, so it is not an option. But that stupid slice of cheese is an option at certain times so I guess that is a little passive/aggressive manipulation on my part. Wanting to bend the rules like a dieting rebel. Food for thought, so to speak.

Lori123321
09-02-2009, 01:04 PM
Teresa - thank you for your kind words!

Today is that last official day of my gift program. I am wearing a size (Lane Bryant anyways) 14/16 dress. I haven't fit into that size since I was in 9th grade!

Although I haven't lost nearly as much as I had hoped to over the 4 months:( If I am honest though I have had my OP moments but they haven't been to the extreme or "normal" level I was eating before I started the program. So I am trying not to be too down on myself. I just hope I don't disappoint any of the ladies at MRC.

If they let me have copies of my before and after pictures I will post both.

The last few weeks have been crazy! My dr put me back on a medicine that caused me to stop lossing and gain some. Lucky for me I tried my wedding dress on on Friday and it still fits. I quit taking the medicine last week because it wasn't doing what it should anyways (I did get the ok from the Dr).

Work has exploded and then trying to sort out the house and the remainder of the wedding stuff has been hard. Everything is finally in place now I just want it to be over with! lol

Worst part for me is the dread of the in-laws. I ALWAYS over eat to deal with stressful situations and I am not sure how I am going to handle them. Although I plan to have a glass of water permanently glued to my hand for the entire visit.

I had my hair makeover last Saturday and the color and cut came out great the salon that donated/gifted me a ton of services is great. If anyone in the Denver metro is looking for an awesome salon shoot me and private message and I will be happy to give your their info.

I just have to try to get through this week, survive the visit and wedding then it is back on plan on the 14th!

Glad to see everyone doing so well and hanging in there. Even though I haven't been posting when I can't sleep and am not working on something I scan the posts :)

Thanks everyone for being so supportive and pictures will be posted in a week or two.

HUGS

I look forward to seeing your pictures. Sending the best of wishes to you and your family. I hope that being on plan means that you will continue on with MRC until you are where you want to be. If you choose to go it alone, remember, we are here for you, babe!
:hug:

rip
09-05-2009, 11:56 AM
Been catching up on the threads I so enjoy reading how everyone is doing. It is just finding the time!

I went to the Dr. yesterday for my yearly checkup and wondered if they would notice the weight lose. When the nurse weighed me she said oh stay there a sec. then she wrote down my weight and said oh my look and pointed her pen at my last two weights. It was so funny, almost like she was telling me something I did not know and double checking to make sure she had not messed up. When the Dr. came in the first thing the nurse said was look, look at the weight. My Dr. was very happy and I assured her that it was because of her recommendation that I had gone to MRC. I had been in for back issues, she told me about MRC and I went the next day. It made me feel good that they noticed. My Dr. stressed how very important it was to go through stabalization and not fall back into bad habits. She then told me how she had been overweight most of her life until about 10 years ago. I was shocked she is very small and petite.

I am always surprised at these tiny people I see and hear how they use to be overweight by a lot. So many of the people at the center just look perfect and I can't believe when they show me their before pictures.

I have been thinking why do I want to lose weight, is it because society puts an emphasis on being thin? I don't think that is healthy thinking. So I looked back at what I want out of this and oh there are so many things
Feeliing Better

rip
09-05-2009, 12:02 PM
Accidentally hit post and I was not done. Okay,
Feeling better, I already feel so much better no carrying so much extra weight I can't imagine how I will feel when all the weight is gone.

So much more energy
I am more sociable.

I have much more fun with my kids and feel like I am living life the way I want
with out restrictions

I am completely off of any medication I was taking

Blood Pressure is normal

Most importantly for the first time in a long time I am truly happy not just pretending. Not that I was not happy before but before all I thought about was eating and how miserable I was after I ate. Now I know how to eat properly and healthy.

I am so excited to keep losing.

Everyone have a great holiday!

rip
09-05-2009, 12:05 PM
Kristalin180,

You will survive the in-laws. Try not to stress and just take things as they come. Easy for me to say (my in-laws aren't here)!

Lane Bryant or not 14/16 is just AWESOME.

Best Wishes.

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/226/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Lori123321
09-08-2009, 12:00 AM
Rip, congratulations on making the nurse do a double take! And I agree that society makes too much of being thin, they call being overweight the last acceptable prejudice. I think we need to concentrate on being healthier. I like the idea of being thin, but I like the idea of being at a healthier weight better. And you sound like you are seeing the results of being a healthier you already. Not all of them are on a scale or on a tag inside a pair of jeans. You go out and take on the world! Let your smile be your beacon. :)

Lori123321
09-08-2009, 02:59 PM
I finally signed the 30 pound board! Down 3.5 pounds to make a total loss of 32.5. Yahoo! That was after attending a wedding, going to the movies (did have some popcorn), went out to lunch and a bbq this weekend. Whew! it was like walking through a battlefield. Instead of bullets flying around me it was food tempting me, wedding cake on the left, baked beans on the right. Watch out, that was a glass of wine coming up behind me! Oh and then there was the little mints, looking so innocent but they are like sneak attacks. Then the absence of all we need for a MRC meal. I feel like I need a medal or something! lol signing the 30 pound board was good enough!

reuselady
09-08-2009, 03:04 PM
I finally signed the 30 pound board! Down 3.5 pounds to make a total loss of 32.5. Yahoo! That was after attending a wedding, going to the movies (did have some popcorn), went out to lunch and a bbq this weekend. Whew! it was like walking through a battlefield. Instead of bullets flying around me it was food tempting me, wedding cake on the left, baked beans on the right. Watch out, that was a glass of wine coming up behind me! Oh and then there was the little mints, looking so innocent but they are like sneak attacks. Then the absence of all we need for a MRC meal. I feel like I need a medal or something! lol signing the 30 pound board was good enough!
WOW! Lori, half way to your Sept goal and almost half way to your overall goal! You did great on that battlefield! Way to go, Lori! jeanette

Lori123321
09-08-2009, 03:14 PM
WOW! Lori, half way to your Sept goal and almost half way to your overall goal! You did great on that battlefield! Way to go, Lori! jeanette

Thanks Jeanette, I shouted so loud when I saw the numbers on the scale, I think I scared a few people! There were two people touring the center and guess they are thinking of signing up. Hope I inspired instead scared them off!

mountain gal
09-08-2009, 03:25 PM
I finally signed the 30 pound board! Down 3.5 pounds to make a total loss of 32.5. Yahoo! That was after attending a wedding, going to the movies (did have some popcorn), went out to lunch and a bbq this weekend. Whew! it was like walking through a battlefield. Instead of bullets flying around me it was food tempting me, wedding cake on the left, baked beans on the right. Watch out, that was a glass of wine coming up behind me! Oh and then there was the little mints, looking so innocent but they are like sneak attacks. Then the absence of all we need for a MRC meal. I feel like I need a medal or something! lol signing the 30 pound board was good enough!

woohoo! congrats Lori!! that surely is inspiring! So is there a special treat/ plan 2 celebrate ur victory? ( u deserve it!) u knw sometimes i think that not succumbing to temptations can be a greater achievement ( in the long haul) than actually losing weight - if it teaches you a thing or two abt will power! as for me - signing the 10 pound board looks so far away that i cant even imagine what 30 pound loss can be like!
enjoy ur success n wishing u more! :hug:

Lori123321
09-08-2009, 05:28 PM
woohoo! congrats Lori!! that surely is inspiring! So is there a special treat/ plan 2 celebrate ur victory? ( u deserve it!) u knw sometimes i think that not succumbing to temptations can be a greater achievement ( in the long haul) than actually losing weight - if it teaches you a thing or two abt will power! as for me - signing the 10 pound board looks so far away that i cant even imagine what 30 pound loss can be like!
enjoy ur success n wishing u more! :hug:

Thank you. Did some shopping and indulged in a leopard print bra! I have never owned anything as outragous as that. FYI non of my bras fit anymore so I bought some plain ones for everyday use and then that one for fun! Had a pedi and hair done last week with a massage so it was kinda like celebrating beforehand.

Karen1234
09-08-2009, 08:05 PM
I finally signed the 30 pound board! Down 3.5 pounds to make a total loss of 32.5. Yahoo! That was after attending a wedding, going to the movies (did have some popcorn), went out to lunch and a bbq this weekend. Whew! it was like walking through a battlefield. Instead of bullets flying around me it was food tempting me, wedding cake on the left, baked beans on the right. Watch out, that was a glass of wine coming up behind me! Oh and then there was the little mints, looking so innocent but they are like sneak attacks. Then the absence of all we need for a MRC meal. I feel like I need a medal or something! lol signing the 30 pound board was good enough!

Horray Lori! :carrot::carrot:
That's awesome... you're doing so great despite all the tempations. Keep up the good work :0)

rip
09-08-2009, 08:17 PM
Lori123321,

Congratulations! Isn't it an awesome feeling to sign the board. So glad you were able to go pamper yourself you definitely deserve it. We all know this is hard work but all the healthy rewards and little things we do for ourselves is surely worth it.

The Dr. office called with my blood results, sugar levels good, cholesterol good. They would like to see the good cholesterol down 3 points (exercise) I can do it! They were very pleased and so am I.

I was so hoping to sign the 60 board today but missed by 1 pound. I will be there by Friday (I hope). I will be leaving for vacation on Sat. and don't want to leave without signing that darn board.

I think it is a pain having to go buy new bra's a leopard print sounds like it might make it more fun.


http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/223/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Fifties Lady
09-08-2009, 08:21 PM
Lori123321,

Congratulations! Isn't it an awesome feeling to sign the board. So glad you were able to go pamper yourself you definitely deserve it. We all know this is hard work but all the healthy rewards and little things we do for ourselves is surely worth it.

The Dr. office called with my blood results, sugar levels good, cholesterol good. They would like to see the good cholesterol down 3 points (exercise) I can do it! They were very pleased and so am I.

I was so hoping to sign the 60 board today but missed by 1 pound. I will be there by Friday (I hope). I will be leaving for vacation on Sat. and don't want to leave without signing that darn board.

I think it is a pain having to go buy new bra's a leopard print sounds like it might make it more fun.


http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/223/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Here's to your 60 pound weight loss....you can do it...I am so very proud of you. Have a great vacation...you deserve it.:hug:

Fifties Lady
09-08-2009, 08:27 PM
Thank you. Did some shopping and indulged in a leopard print bra! I have never owned anything as outragous as that. FYI non of my bras fit anymore so I bought some plain ones for everyday use and then that one for fun! Had a pedi and hair done last week with a massage so it was kinda like celebrating beforehand.


30 pounds....excellent Lori....especially after your exciting weekend. Good job. :carrot::carrot: And you naughty girl...a leopard print bra....how sexy is that!!!!:devil: Good for you...we won't ask you to display your pic here though, hard telling where it would end up...lol. I can't wait to go to Victoria's Secret and finally fit in to one of their sexy bras....not the diamond laced one, but one of them...and Not White!!!:hug:

Karen1234
09-08-2009, 08:31 PM
Lori123321,

Congratulations! Isn't it an awesome feeling to sign the board. So glad you were able to go pamper yourself you definitely deserve it. We all know this is hard work but all the healthy rewards and little things we do for ourselves is surely worth it.

The Dr. office called with my blood results, sugar levels good, cholesterol good. They would like to see the good cholesterol down 3 points (exercise) I can do it! They were very pleased and so am I.

I was so hoping to sign the 60 board today but missed by 1 pound. I will be there by Friday (I hope). I will be leaving for vacation on Sat. and don't want to leave without signing that darn board.

I think it is a pain having to go buy new bra's a leopard print sounds like it might make it more fun.


http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/223/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

WAY TO GO RIP!!!
I'm right behind ya lady... I have 5.5 lbs to go and will sign the 60 lb board... I hope by next week, keepin fingers crossed and mouth closed to tempations! I'm trying so hard now, I'm gonna make it :0)

rip
09-08-2009, 10:07 PM
Fifties Lady, Karen1234

Thanks! I actually think I will let my hubby take pics. of me this trip....no, not those kind, the touristy kind! I will be sure to post some on shutterfly and send the link out.

Have a great OP week. I am so glad we are all here for each other.

Fifties Lady
09-08-2009, 10:29 PM
Fifties Lady, Karen1234

Thanks! I actually think I will let my hubby take pics. of me this trip....no, not those kind, the touristy kind! I will be sure to post some on shutterfly and send the link out.

Have a great OP week. I am so glad we are all here for each other.


Rip...that was too funny....yes, we would like to see some "nice" pics of you. I can't wait till I will accept someone taking pics of me again....how sad that I always say no when the camera was pointed at me....that will stop soon!!!! Have a safe and all so fun trip.:carrot:

Dolly
09-08-2009, 11:03 PM
Awesome, Lori!! Have you bought any new scrubs yet? I know how hard you've been working on this in spite of all the stress in your life. Way to go, girl!

RIP, congratulations! I've no doubt you'll sign that board. I can't even imagine losing 60 lbs!! Be sure and let us know as soon as you sign that board. Don't go off on vacation and leave me wondering, lol.

Karen, you are melting away. It's very inspiring to watch your weight go down and read your posts.

It does my heart good to hear about everyone's success.

rip
09-08-2009, 11:07 PM
Little Edie,
You as all of us are also melting away. I often wonder where all that 'fat' goes, must just be floating around

Lori123321
09-09-2009, 12:47 PM
Lori123321,

Congratulations! Isn't it an awesome feeling to sign the board. So glad you were able to go pamper yourself you definitely deserve it. We all know this is hard work but all the healthy rewards and little things we do for ourselves is surely worth it.

The Dr. office called with my blood results, sugar levels good, cholesterol good. They would like to see the good cholesterol down 3 points (exercise) I can do it! They were very pleased and so am I.

I was so hoping to sign the 60 board today but missed by 1 pound. I will be there by Friday (I hope). I will be leaving for vacation on Sat. and don't want to leave without signing that darn board.

I think it is a pain having to go buy new bra's a leopard print sounds like it might make it more fun.


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Started MRC 5/9/09
Thanks! :D
It was fun, for once I didn't feel like I was putting on body armor!
1 pound to go for that 60 pound board. It is like a tease, you can whip that one pound into submission and sign that board! And you should see about a pretty bra for that trip. Bet hubby will be shocked! how great to have someone to shock like that!
Congrats on the blood work! They want the good cholesterol down? That doesn't seem right, may be up 3 points. Good cholesterol should be higher. What a difference you have made in your health and state of mind. Can't wait to see vac pics. Proud of you for letting him take pictures, major step.

30 pounds....excellent Lori....especially after your exciting weekend. Good job. :carrot::carrot: And you naughty girl...a leopard print bra....how sexy is that!!!!:devil: Good for you...we won't ask you to display your pic here though, hard telling where it would end up...lol. I can't wait to go to Victoria's Secret and finally fit in to one of their sexy bras....not the diamond laced one, but one of them...and Not White!!!:hug:
Can I confess I bought the matching panties too? :devil:

WAY TO GO RIP!!!
I'm right behind ya lady... I have 5.5 lbs to go and will sign the 60 lb board... I hope by next week, keepin fingers crossed and mouth closed to tempations! I'm trying so hard now, I'm gonna make it :0)
Wow, you guys rock! The 60 pound board is so close, I am cheering both you and Rip on! :cheer3:
Awesome, Lori!! Have you bought any new scrubs yet? I know how hard you've been working on this in spite of all the stress in your life. Way to go, girl!
Thanks!
Haven't bought any new scrubs yet but I had bought a mismarked pair that said large but the tag is med. I can put them on but the sight is not pretty and I can't imagine working in them just yet! Seams probably wouldn't hold through half the shift! So, once I can put those on and not fear an explosion, I will have to get new scrubs. Already my others are really loose. They were extra large. Unfortunatey, we are confined to one color unless it is a holiday. I plan to get a pair of the cutes holiday scrubs that they make just so I can wear something different!
Oh, and is that weight only one pound from the 40 pound board? Any second we will see you signing it!
Little Edie,
You as all of us are also melting away. I often wonder where all that 'fat' goes, must just be floating around
I hope the fat floating around lands on the skinny people who design the ugly clothes and body armor bras in the big sizes:D

Fifties Lady
09-09-2009, 12:50 PM
Originally Posted by Fifties Lady
30 pounds....excellent Lori....especially after your exciting weekend. Good job. And you naughty girl...a leopard print bra....how sexy is that!!!! Good for you...we won't ask you to display your pic here though, hard telling where it would end up...lol. I can't wait to go to Victoria's Secret and finally fit in to one of their sexy bras....not the diamond laced one, but one of them...and Not White!!!

Can I confess I bought the matching panties too?

Ok Lori....now we may want to see pics!!! You are just too funny!!!

Karen1234
09-09-2009, 01:54 PM
Fifties Lady, Karen1234

Thanks! I actually think I will let my hubby take pics. of me this trip....no, not those kind, the touristy kind! I will be sure to post some on shutterfly and send the link out.

Have a great OP week. I am so glad we are all here for each other.

LOL... you know we were all thinking that too huh.. leopard bra etc?? JK!! Good for you, you should let him take pics... On my list of reasons to lose this weight I actually have " so I can feel comfortable having photos taken of me instead of hiding from the camera or behind others - my family deserves to have more than just a memory of me being at these events and occasions - they deserve a picture of it too!! " listed as one of reasons. I get so frustrated when I look back through photo albums and see no pics of myself at all these occasions, or I'm hiding behind someone else and it's obvious or I'm out in the open, caught off guard and it repulses me to see the size I had become. I now love when I see my pics now (or at least I'm getting better at loving it) b/c I can see how far I've come and what more I have to do. Anyways, Horray for you for this big step!!

Karen

lookinfine09
09-09-2009, 03:18 PM
Thank you. Did some shopping and indulged in a leopard print bra! I have never owned anything as outragous as that. FYI non of my bras fit anymore so I bought some plain ones for everyday use and then that one for fun! Had a pedi and hair done last week with a massage so it was kinda like celebrating beforehand.


Way to go Lori! Kudos to you with dodging all of the bullets. I'm so happy for you.

I'm laughing about your bra situation, I'm running into the same problem. I wish my hips would shrink like the chest did!

rip
09-09-2009, 09:32 PM
Lori123321,
You sure are making me laugh. Yesterday after reading abou the bra I thought hmmm maybe she'll buy a pole (for exercise) but I would just be kidding and I did not know how it would be taken, well now that you have the panties I just had to say it.


Every other month or so I get a coupon in the mail from V. Secrets
1 FREE pair of panties
plus
$10 off any bra

I can't wait to see the look on my beautiful two teenage girls faces when I say "ha I am using these now, not you"

And you may not have new scrubs but you know what you have underneath them!

Karen1234,
I know what you mean about the pictures. A few years ago my husband finally talked me into being in pictures. He said that he knew I was not happy with the way I looked but him and the kids should at least be able to look back at our memories and see me in them. I then decided that I would let them take all the pics. they wanted. I just don't share them with anyone but soon I will.

Lori123321
09-10-2009, 06:38 AM
Lori123321,
You sure are making me laugh. Yesterday after reading abou the bra I thought hmmm maybe she'll buy a pole (for exercise) but I would just be kidding and I did not know how it would be taken, well now that you have the panties I just had to say it.


Every other month or so I get a coupon in the mail from V. Secrets
1 FREE pair of panties
plus
$10 off any bra

I can't wait to see the look on my beautiful two teenage girls faces when I say "ha I am using these now, not you"

And you may not have new scrubs but you know what you have underneath them!


A pole, hmmm, great idea! Found a portable one online for $309. Guess that doesn't include lessons! Oh, the visuals! I am so ungraceful I would probably hurt myself. Imagine the ER visit! And what shall I tell my teenage boys when I set it up in the basement? LOl, that is too good!

Karen1234
09-10-2009, 09:53 AM
A pole, hmmm, great idea! Found a portable one online for $309. Guess that doesn't include lessons! Oh, the visuals! I am so ungraceful I would probably hurt myself. Imagine the ER visit! And what shall I tell my teenage boys when I set it up in the basement? LOl, that is too good!

LOL...you two are really cracking me up now, lol...

msim
09-10-2009, 03:15 PM
A pole, hmmm, great idea! Found a portable one online for $309. Guess that doesn't include lessons! Oh, the visuals! I am so ungraceful I would probably hurt myself. Imagine the ER visit! And what shall I tell my teenage boys when I set it up in the basement? LOl, that is too good!

Maybe you could tell them it was to hang laundry on, but it just got installed the wrong way! Contrats on signing the board btw!

daizy hotrocks
09-10-2009, 03:28 PM
If you are really interested in a pole I actually sell them... I do at home adult parties and we carry 2 different poles... just putting it out there :)

rip
09-10-2009, 09:47 PM
Lori123321,
I swear I am laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes. I fell asleep laughing last night thinking of all of this. It was nice to find something to laugh about through this journey.
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Dolly
09-10-2009, 10:15 PM
daizy dear,

tell us again what you do for a living?

rip
09-11-2009, 06:32 PM
My goal was to sign the 60pd. board before vacation and I did not make it. I am .5 pounds away. I am considering that close enough and a success. My vacation does not actually start until tomorrow afternoon and I am sure I could weigh in tomorrow morning and make it but just don't have time. I will try to keep current with all of you while I am gone.

Lori123321,
I can't wait to hear what you buy yourself this weekend

Karen1234,
Don't let that mean ole lady keep you down with weekend.

A wonderful week to all!

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Fifties Lady
09-11-2009, 07:34 PM
My goal was to sign the 60pd. board before vacation and I did not make it. I am .5 pounds away. I am considering that close enough and a success. My vacation does not actually start until tomorrow afternoon and I am sure I could weigh in tomorrow morning and make it but just don't have time. I will try to keep current with all of you while I am gone.

Lori123321,
I can't wait to hear what you buy yourself this weekend

Karen1234,
Don't let that mean ole lady keep you down with weekend.

A wonderful week to all!

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Started MRC 5/9/09


Enjoy your vacation...and tomorrow...I will vision your name on that 60 pound board...:hug:

rip
09-11-2009, 09:11 PM
Fifites Lady,
Thank you that means a lot. Keep and eye on Karen1234 and Lori123321 we don't want them getting to out of hand.

Fifties Lady
09-11-2009, 10:13 PM
Fifites Lady,
Thank you that means a lot. Keep and eye on Karen1234 and Lori123321 we don't want them getting to out of hand.


Rip...I have my work cut out for me!!! If I see one of them running around in their fancy undies or pole dancing.....I will take pics for you. :carrot::carrot::carrot:

Lori123321
09-12-2009, 12:17 PM
Rip...I have my work cut out for me!!! If I see one of them running around in their fancy undies or pole dancing.....I will take pics for you. :carrot::carrot::carrot:

I am telling the bouncer, no camera's allowed!
Worked last night and the rest of the weekend. Started with allergies and then a full blown asthma attack in the hospital with 5 patients all pretty sick. It is not good when the patient's offer the fold out guest bed in their room for their nurse to lay down in! Well, medicated with allergy meds and going to bed. FL, you might have an easier time of it this weekend but wait until I am better. Thinking of taking up belly dancing!

Fifties Lady
09-12-2009, 03:02 PM
I am telling the bouncer, no camera's allowed!
Worked last night and the rest of the weekend. Started with allergies and then a full blown asthma attack in the hospital with 5 patients all pretty sick. It is not good when the patient's offer the fold out guest bed in their room for their nurse to lay down in! Well, medicated with allergy meds and going to bed. FL, you might have an easier time of it this weekend but wait until I am better. Thinking of taking up belly dancing!

I do hope you are feeling better...just be thankful you have nice patient's to offer you a bed. I have really been having a tough time. Since the funeral and many relatives, I caught the flu bug that was going around and I was out from work all week. Plus the sore throat and coughing made me not even interested in eating at all....even OP. But I did my best. I do have to say the chicken soup with cauliflower was the best medicine and tasted quite yummy. I could have eaten that 3 times a day. I did go WI this morning for not being there for over a week...but she was very nice about it and understood, since my food chart was quite sad!!! I did end up having a 3.5 pound loss, but I had gained 4 from the days off plan during the bereavement leave. So really, I don't take too much credit for it...but I'm back OP now...that's all that counts...and going back to work Monday will help me so much. So not ready for retirement after this last week....there is nothing on TV at all.

Now the belly dancing sounds like a great excercise. My daughter tried the pole excercising class and said it was very hard, but fun. That, I don't think I am ready for....I get dizzy to easy....:dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:

leahruthie
09-12-2009, 09:53 PM
belly dancing is great for abs, i believe... actually, my gym offers (or used to offer, at least) belly dancing classes but i've never had the gumption to try it. too shy!!

Karen1234
09-12-2009, 10:32 PM
I am telling the bouncer, no camera's allowed!
Worked last night and the rest of the weekend. Started with allergies and then a full blown asthma attack in the hospital with 5 patients all pretty sick. It is not good when the patient's offer the fold out guest bed in their room for their nurse to lay down in! Well, medicated with allergy meds and going to bed. FL, you might have an easier time of it this weekend but wait until I am better. Thinking of taking up belly dancing!

Ha!! I'm afraid I'd likely fall down the pole before I even climb it... I don't think I'm very talented or creative enough to wiggle around that thing for long... I've seen it on TV when girls take these lessons and if I think if I tried to turn myself upside down on a pole like that I am sure I'd fall on my head although I have a feeling my husband would be quite amused and surprised to see such a sight!! Again, alot of explanation to the 12 year old daughter, new laundry hanging pole... accidentally hung wrong, nice thought Rip... or support for the ceiling maybe... Now, leopard panties & bra... hmmm... where to find these...

Lori, I'm sorry to hear you've been so sick... how sweet of your patient to offer you a bed... I too am in medicine and have noticed that the great majority of people are still good and usually quite thoughtful of others, how sweet indeed :-) Hope you're feeling better now.

I posted a new recipe of the recipe thread - I think you'll all like it so try it out - Ranch chicken fingers, it was beyond good!!

Have a great weekend ladies and don't worry, I'm sticking with this thing to the end, I'll just see other counselors from here on out. Thanks everyone for the great advice and unwavering support, it is so greatly appreciated :0)

Karen

Fifties Lady
09-12-2009, 10:38 PM
Ha!! I'm afraid I'd likely fall down the pole before I even climb it... I don't think I'm very talented or creative enough to wiggle around that thing for long... I've seen it on TV when girls take these lessons and if I think if I tried to turn myself upside down on a pole like that I am sure I'd fall on my head although I have a feeling my husband would be quite amused and surprised to see such a sight!! Again, alot of explanation to the 12 year old daughter, new laundry hanging pole... accidentally hung wrong, nice thought Rip... or support for the ceiling maybe... Now, leopard panties & bra... hmmm... where to find these...

Lori, I'm sorry to hear you've been so sick... how sweet of your patient to offer you a bed... I too am in medicine and have noticed that the great majority of people are still good and usually quite thoughtful of others, how sweet indeed :-) Hope you're feeling better now.

I posted a new recipe of the recipe thread - I think you'll all like it so try it out - Ranch chicken fingers, it was beyond good!!

Have a great weekend ladies and don't worry, I'm sticking with this thing to the end, I'll just see other counselors from here on out. Thanks everyone for the great advice and unwavering support, it is so greatly appreciated :0)

Karen

Karen...I could have told you that myself..."You are no quitter"!!!

Hey....just saw an advertisement for the Snugglie...it now comes in leopard.....a matching set for you....but hey....who wants to cover up a good body that you have worked so hard to get. Never mind!!! :o

leahruthie
09-12-2009, 10:49 PM
i am completely unashamed to say that, at 25 years old, i am a proud owner of a royal blue snuggie. AND i wear it when i knit.

:D

Karen1234
09-12-2009, 10:52 PM
Karen...I could have told you that myself..."You are no quitter"!!!

Hey....just saw an advertisement for the Snugglie...it now comes in leopard.....a matching set for you....but hey....who wants to cover up a good body that you have worked so hard to get. Never mind!!! :o

Ha... LOL, LOL... I just saw that commercial too... The leopard print is an improvement and the little doggy one is quite cute but I've gotta say, the blue and pink ones still totally creep me out as they are very "cult like" and that is just too much for me. I would have had one of those things by now as I tend to be the one that is cold in the house 1st if it wasn't for just that... too funny! I suppose it would be a shame to cover up what I've worked so hard for wouldn't it?? Hubby tells me that all the time, He he

Fifties Lady
09-12-2009, 11:22 PM
i am completely unashamed to say that, at 25 years old, i am a proud owner of a royal blue snuggie. AND i wear it when i knit.

:D


I am rolling on the floor right now....:D:D:D

Karen1234
09-12-2009, 11:39 PM
I am rolling on the floor right now....:D:D:D

As long as you don't check the mail in it right? LOL

leahruthie
09-13-2009, 12:49 AM
i get made fun of quite often by my boyfriend and our roommates, lol. i don't care though, it's soooo comfy!! i kind of want one for work... but i think i would get made fun of wayyy too much. ;)

Lori123321
09-13-2009, 09:20 AM
I do hope you are feeling better...just be thankful you have nice patient's to offer you a bed. I have really been having a tough time. Since the funeral and many relatives, I caught the flu bug that was going around and I was out from work all week. Plus the sore throat and coughing made me not even interested in eating at all....even OP. But I did my best. I do have to say the chicken soup with cauliflower was the best medicine and tasted quite yummy. I could have eaten that 3 times a day. I did go WI this morning for not being there for over a week...but she was very nice about it and understood, since my food chart was quite sad!!! I did end up having a 3.5 pound loss, but I had gained 4 from the days off plan during the bereavement leave. So really, I don't take too much credit for it...but I'm back OP now...that's all that counts...and going back to work Monday will help me so much. So not ready for retirement after this last week....there is nothing on TV at all.

Now the belly dancing sounds like a great excercise. My daughter tried the pole excercising class and said it was very hard, but fun. That, I don't think I am ready for....I get dizzy to easy....:dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:

Glad you are feeling better. The weight will drop. Well, asthma got worse, ended up in ER last night instead of work. 3 nebulizer treatments and still a little wheezy and coarse. Hate those darn things, makes me weak, shaky and my heart racing. Well, I just bought 2 nights off to rest. My nurse was the best, I wasn't very hungry but since I hadn't eaten since 3 am yesterday morning, she brought me cheese and crackers. The closest MRC food the er had! After the nebs and steriods, I was starving. So I ended up getting a chicken sandwich on the way home from er. Ate the whole thing too. Way to many carbs but I was breathing again so I figured the work I was doing trying to breath might have used them up. Am I rationalizing?

Lori123321
09-13-2009, 09:27 AM
i am completely unashamed to say that, at 25 years old, i am a proud owner of a royal blue snuggie. AND i wear it when i knit.

:D

Envision this, I am wrapped up in a black fluffy robe that my mother bought for me at christmas. Now it is so huge I could smuggle refugies in it. Thick socks, drinking herbal tea, pj's with kittycats on them and thinking my hands are too shaky to do my cross stitch! Came a long way from the leopard print undies! Now the leopard print snuggie might be just the thing to turn this image around. :D

Fifties Lady
09-13-2009, 12:16 PM
Envision this, I am wrapped up in a black fluffy robe that my mother bought for me at christmas. Now it is so huge I could smuggle refugies in it. Thick socks, drinking herbal tea, pj's with kittycats on them and thinking my hands are too shaky to do my cross stitch! Came a long way from the leopard print undies! Now the leopard print snuggie might be just the thing to turn this image around. :D


Lori...no matter what you wrap yourself in....even san-wrap will do....just take good care of yourself. That's the main thing right now.

I am still trying to get over this flu....let me tell you, if it is swine or just the normal flu, it takes alot out of you. I'm beginning to wonder if maybe my resistance was way down to react like this. I rarely come down with anything like this....so very strange. I do know, the chicken soup, OP of course, really helped....and quite yummy. I know I will be making this to get me through some cold winter days.

Rest now Lori and take care. :hug:

desilu0
09-13-2009, 01:27 PM
I'm not sure where to post this, so I'll post it here since it's not a recipe. Are we seriously allowed to have the dry ranch seasoning packets? If so that would be such a lifesaver. One more question and it may sound silly. The recipes that have HNS in them sound great, and HNS is basically just added protein so if I make them for both my DH and I they should be ok for him to eat also, right? All the recipes sound so great and I can't wait to try them, I just wasn't sure if DH would be able to eat them to. Any info? Thanks!

leahruthie
09-13-2009, 02:00 PM
Envision this, I am wrapped up in a black fluffy robe that my mother bought for me at christmas. Now it is so huge I could smuggle refugies in it. Thick socks, drinking herbal tea, pj's with kittycats on them and thinking my hands are too shaky to do my cross stitch! Came a long way from the leopard print undies! Now the leopard print snuggie might be just the thing to turn this image around. :D

awwwww you poor thing, that is the sweetest little mental image though. that robe sounds lovely...

take care of yourself, little lady! :hug:

joz
09-13-2009, 02:19 PM
Glad you are feeling better. The weight will drop. Well, asthma got worse, ended up in ER last night instead of work. 3 nebulizer treatments and still a little wheezy and coarse. Hate those darn things, makes me weak, shaky and my heart racing. Well, I just bought 2 nights off to rest. My nurse was the best, I wasn't very hungry but since I hadn't eaten since 3 am yesterday morning, she brought me cheese and crackers. The closest MRC food the er had! After the nebs and steriods, I was starving. So I ended up getting a chicken sandwich on the way home from er. Ate the whole thing too. Way to many carbs but I was breathing again so I figured the work I was doing trying to breath might have used them up. Am I rationalizing?

Lori take care of yourself!!!! Feel better!