LA Weight Loss - Starting on 10/19/09...who would like to join me??

10-12-2009, 04:45 AM
So, I attempted the Extreme Fat Smash diet months ago, and was a complete wimp with it. I gave up way too easy and too soon. I really want to try it again. I have 8-10 pounds to lose, and one may think that should be pretty easy. Sure it "should" be easy, however I am a junk food junky with zero willpower.

I am sure with a few people or even one to support me through the diet, I can finally say goodbye to those lurking 8-10 pounds. And of course I hope to be a support for you as well.

I am going to read the book again, and I will be back online in a few days, in hopes that I have acquired some diet buddies. Talk to you soon!

-LJ :D

10-12-2009, 10:05 AM
hey lj
i am starting back up today after a week off.
what you should do to make this successful is find some recipes that are yummy. also, stock up on stuff that you like. i love peaches and fresh fruit so i have been keeping that good and stocked. also, hummus. i am a hummus addict! so i keep it in the fridge (homemade. it is ridiculously easy.) and either dip some fresh veggies in (my favorite is red peppers) or eat it by the spoonful.
one thing that i do that is kinda crazy. i have a pair of jeans that i used to wear when i was about 130. i put them on and mark with a sharpie how far they have to go to get buttoned. i try them on every couple of days and the sharpie mark is usually there (unless i scrub it off) and even that little tiny bit success really makes me feel good. it kind of puts things into perspective (i have been doing this for only 4 days and look how much closer i am to wearing my favorite pair of jeans.)
good luck!

10-12-2009, 02:49 PM
Hello I will also start phase one on the 19th with you guys. I started last monday and did it up til friday and basically lost five lbs. Had some functions over the weekend so I didnt do it but I did count calories. So I would like to join I want to get out of the 230's hopefully by the 19th I would have lost two more lbs. lol

10-14-2009, 08:19 PM
I hadn't even heard of this until this morning when I was up 3 hours early because I was so miserable about my weight! It sounds like something I would like to try. I will try and get the book tomorrow and read up ready for a trip to the supermarket. If I can get the book I will definately join you - I can't guarantee I'll make it through the weekends, but I'll try!

10-15-2009, 10:07 PM
I'd love to join you. I started day 1 today and think if I could lose 5 kgs in three weeks that would be amazing. As an added incentive for me, my lovely sister is visiting in exactly three weeks (and we've always been a little bit competitive) so I'm quite looking forward to this :)
raygunclan, the idea with the sharpie pen is a great.
It's been a pleasure meeting you ladies :hug: and now I'm off to take a tablet for the caffeine withdrawal.:dizzy:

Me Too
10-16-2009, 07:28 AM
OK I'm in one more time. I am going through a separation so this may be just the thing I need to get undercontroll.
I don't feel much like eating anyway, stress does that to me.
So Monday morning I will be with all of you and starting FS.

10-16-2009, 11:12 AM
I started on Wednesday but I am with you! I think I am going to stay on phase 1 for a little bit as I am not much of a meat eater.

10-19-2009, 01:17 AM
i'd love to join! i just bought the book and i'm really excited/nervous.
good luck to everyone who's starting tomorrow (and congrats to those who've already started)
i'll check back in tomorrow.

Me Too
10-19-2009, 09:31 AM
Great just great, I'm starting FS today, and we have been invited to a friends house for DH's birthday. She is making veggies (good) brown rice (great), steak (bad) chocolate cake (badder).
I'm going to bring a morning star burger, and really fight with my no existence will power over the chocolate cake.
I have to go to town all day as well, so I will have to pack a lunch in the cooler.
Off to a great start, but I have committed to doing this, so what ever happens I will do FS today and be proud of my self when the day is done.
Good luck ladies, and don't fall off no matter what happens.

10-19-2009, 10:16 AM
I am sort of restarting today even though I did detox all last week. I did a new weigh in this morning and I am down 5 lbs from Tues (10/13). (not bad hoping for more) I have not completed a full 9 days yet. I had a slice of pizza with my salad on Saturday ( I know bad) and a small cheap yesterday ( worse). So I am kind of restarting today. I may just do the full 9 days to see how much I can lose.

Well good luck to everyone

Starting Weight 149
Current Weight 144
Total to lose as of today 29
5 lbs down 29 to go
goal weight 115

10-19-2009, 11:18 AM
Hi all! :wave:

I just decided last night to break out my FS book and re-start the program today. I know that the first couple days will be tough. So I'm glad that I found some FS buddies to share the journey.


Me Too
10-19-2009, 11:07 PM
Drat, I did good all day and tonight went to DH birthday party and had a small piece of cake. When will I learn to say NO THANK YOU.
Now I have to start day 1 all over again tomorrow, because I am an all or nothing person.

10-19-2009, 11:45 PM
Hi All! First time blogging...first time joining a group...and the very first time I'm trying FS! I've got a long journey ahead of me but I feel so blessed to have friends to come along on the ride with me!

Day 1 today...didn't eat all 5 meals, but I did stick to the plan. Can't remember the last time I had so much veggies in one sitting let alone a whole day!

10-20-2009, 12:18 AM
how was everyone's first day?

i must say, i find fs a little confusing.i think efs is a lot more straightforward, but when i tried i found it a little intense and gave up. anyways this is what i ate today:
meal 1: egg white omelette w/ tomato and spinach
snack 1: banana
meal 2: spinach salad w/ chickpeas and beets
snack 2: cut up raw veggies dipped in yogurt w/spices
meal 3: brown rice with broccoli
and later on for snack 3 i'm going to have some pomegranite and a cup of herbal tea.

can any more experienced smashers tell me if i followed it right?
i am finding it hard...i'm not hungry but all i want to do is eat! all the foods i'm not allowed!! although i doalways find that any time i try to watch my eating my appetite magically increases to double or triple...funny how that happens.

Me Too- i know how that is. good luck tomorrow! i'm already dreading an occasion on wednesday night where i know there will be delicious cookies....

whoimgonnabe - ha, i was thinking the same thing! i swear it taked me a week to go through this many veggies....

10-20-2009, 01:16 AM
I want to joing I am restarting the fat smash diet again.

Me Too
10-20-2009, 08:11 AM
Welcome all the new people, so glad you can join us on a wonderful fat smashing journey, its a hard road, but in the end will be so worth it.
Welcome whoim, jiggles, great OP day. life happy to see you restart with the rest of us.
lets keep this forum hopping and suportive.

10-20-2009, 01:41 PM
Good Luck everyone!

I am on day 7 and I am dying to get on the scale but I will wait!! The only slip up I have had is that I ate a couple bites of cake last night for my birthday. I literally had to because my 6 year old son decorated it for me and he was so proud!

10-20-2009, 08:21 PM
OK so I didn't make the start date.
i still don't have the book, and realised on Sunday that i had a whole refridgerator full of non compliant food! I have been assured the book is on the way, and I am working through the chicken and ham, so hopefully will be ready next week. NO MORE EXCUSES!!!

10-20-2009, 10:01 PM
I was suppose to start today again. I did fine for breakfast, but today was a clinical day and I forgot to pack a snack. So yeah, hopefully I have better success tomorrow.

10-20-2009, 11:14 PM
Hello my fellow smashers!

Well it's day 2 in P1 and I fell off the wagon just a tad...I ate a chicken wing. You know the little scrawny one with the tip? Not the mini drumstick. Anyway, I felt bad but not too bad. I mean I at least didn't go in and have the full breast!

I think my slip-up was due to the fact that I'm not following the eating schedule correctly. I ate at 8am, then had a snack at 11am, but had nothing until 5pm! By then I was a fiend and trying very very hard not to devour the whole rotisserie chicken I bought for my daughter's dinner!

I will try to stick to a more realistic every 4hrs schedule tomorrow and hopefully I won't stumble. Besides all of that, I'm feeling pretty good!

Tomorrow we conquer aerobics!

10-21-2009, 10:01 AM
Good Luck to everone that just started. I am on my re re restart of of P1 and I am on day three and doing well. I have had a serious craving for brownies though but so far i am fighting the urge. :D Hope everyone is having a great day.

Weight as of Monday (10/19)
Starting Weight 149
Current Weight 144
Total to lose as of today 29
5 lbs down 29 to go
goal weight 115

10-24-2009, 03:07 AM
how's everyone doing?
this is kind of killing me...but i'm still going. this is the end of day 5. i'm nervous about weighing in next wednesday. (after phase 1 is complete). it generally takes me about a month of dieting before i even see a pound change which SUCKS.
it feels good to be doing it though...i do find myself starting to have more energy...i find it incredibly hard when i have unscheduled days away from home (and not at work/school) and i'm walking around with meals in my purse haha.
how's everyone else finding it?

10-26-2009, 11:09 AM
Jiggles77- Making it to Day 5 is awesome! (That’s the longest I have even been able to make it without cheating) Don’t be scared of that scale if its just one pound down that is a huge accomplishment (though I’m hoping for more for you hehe). I feel like I have technically made it through detox but I have not made it through 9 days straight (if that makes any sense). My main thing is cheating on the weekends if I can get that under control then I will be okay. I exercise about 45 minutes a day doing a workout video and eat right but when Saturday hit there is something in my brain that says eat as much “bad” food as possible. My original plan was to stay on detox until either next month or when I get close to my goal. I do feel good because I have lost 6lbs even with all of my weekend cheating. So today is starting over for me AGAIN. My goal is to stay within the allowed foods and workout everyday this week.

Good Luck to you.

P.S. The hardest thing for me was to stay off the scale. I am used to weighing myself every other morning.

10-26-2009, 11:54 AM
OK, I finally got started. Still don't have the book, who knows when that will turn up, but I think I have read enough on here to get started. I had oatmeal for breakfast (luckily I like it) and have also had a handful of grapes and a banana. Looking forward to soup in about half an hour - homemade with fresh veggies and toasted curry powder - it's delish. I know I will fall off the plan at the weekend, but if I can do 5 days I will be so proud!

Brook - well done on the 6 pounds - that's amazing!

10-26-2009, 01:12 PM
Brook506-thanks! now it's to the end of day 8, so i'm pretty happy about that.congrats on losing 6 lbs! don't be too hard on yourself about the're clearly not toally sabatoging yourself.staying off the scale has been hard for me too...until i remember that i probably haven't lost any wieght yet...haha.
Clockaleanie-good luck getting started. there is a lot of information on here for you and lots of people to helpp if you have any questions!

i'm a little worried...i'm going away in a couple weeks on vacation. i've accepted the fact that i'm not going to be anywhere near my target weight by then but what i'm most worried about is gaining while i'm there. it's for a wedding so i don't want to be strict dieting or anything. (i was going to take the week as a break from fat smash then start over when i got back) i just hope i can trust myself enough to eat somewhat moderately...

10-27-2009, 02:08 PM
Hello all!

Tomorrow is day 9 for me and I've been cheating something horrible! I had some meatballs last night and some spinach dip! Trying hard not to be too hard on myself, but I can't help but feel a bit upset! I mean it's almost as if I'm sabotaging myself or something! I plan on staying on the detox for another couple of days to attempt to undo the damage I've done, but I can't promise I won't check the scale! It's also been pretty hard to get moving! My workouts have been sporadic at best!

It feels great being able to share with you all and it helps to keep me motivated!

10-28-2009, 11:02 AM
Good Morning All

So for whatever reason I am not motivated at all this week I can usually stay on track during the week. I think I am getting tired of the food choices but I am going to have to suffer through it because I kept cheating. I did work out last night BUT had Taco Bell before that. Then my job is having this huge potluck on Friday. Though I will not eat food that people cook there will be a ton of delicious store brought items that I am going to be tempted with. My plan was to start over today so I just attempted to eat some oatmeal but took two bits and just canít do it today. Luckily I have some fruit with me that I will eat instead but I think this week is going to be a huge bust for me.

10-28-2009, 02:08 PM
hi everybody!
how's everyone doing with it? i finished phase 1 without cheating. (umm pretty much. i did have a few cups of caffeneited tea...)and i got my ticker last night and i lost two pounds! i'm excited to be introduced back into the world of meat...and coffee!!!this is around the time i usually give up on whatever i'm doing so i'm going to try reeeally hard not to this time.

10-28-2009, 03:53 PM
jiggles77- Great job! :carrot: Just keep it up you will be at your goal in no time!