LA Weight Loss - Friends and Losers October 26-November 1




Kimphin
10-26-2009, 03:44 PM
OK, seriously, I'm the lamest poster here - and it's up to ME to start the thread this week? Come ON!

OK, it's go time, time to face the music, have a "come to Jesus" talk with myself.... time to get on TRACK - this is getting ridiculous. I need to stop pretending to change my eating and actually change them this time. I feel like C*&#, hate how everything fits, and I'm tired all the time! If that isn't a wakeup call that I need to do something, what is? So, here it is - I am comitting to losing 5lbs. That's all for now, just 5 lbs. Then when I get there, I'll add on the next goal. There - I typed it, it is now set.


Repo girl
10-26-2009, 04:19 PM
Go Kim go!!!!

Nicole- WTF?

Clanori
10-26-2009, 08:39 PM
OK, seriously, I'm the lamest poster here - and it's up to ME to start the thread this week? Come ON!

OK, it's go time, time to face the music, have a "come to Jesus" talk with myself.... time to get on TRACK - this is getting ridiculous. I need to stop pretending to change my eating and actually change them this time. I feel like C*&#, hate how everything fits, and I'm tired all the time! If that isn't a wakeup call that I need to do something, what is? So, here it is - I am comitting to losing 5lbs. That's all for now, just 5 lbs. Then when I get there, I'll add on the next goal. There - I typed it, it is now set.

I like the idea of a mini goal.I think that might be just the ticket to get going again.Good luck.


Mama Nicole
10-27-2009, 12:48 AM
Go Kim go!!!!

Nicole- WTF?
Ok, I am an a$$. I have been super busy fixing up my basement rec room. I painted it, Scott put down some new carpet, and I have been trying to clean small parts of the rest of the basement flylady style. I have also been a slacker.....havne't worked out since THURSDAY!!! This is very bad for me.........but I will, will, will, work out tomorrow. I am also having a love affair with icecream, but I promise to stop. So, that's WTF, my dear friend Katie. Thank you for calling me out.....and I will be good. I will, I will.

And Kim.......ROCK ON SISTER!!!!! I am with you. I am, I am. 5 lbs. I can do that. but, I have to wait till Monday to start. My dear friend and cousin is coming to visit me on Wed, and she is my eating buddy big time. She is also doing the Shred, so we will be working out, and maybe we won't be hoggin down, but no promises. She hasn't been here in two plus years...so we'll see. But come monday morning, I am in. You and I and Katie.....we've been at this for a long a$$ time.....it's time to get this party started.

Ok, have to get to bed.......sleep is important. Love you girls!
XOXO

JLem311
10-27-2009, 09:32 AM
morning all.

sweetandspicy
10-27-2009, 10:14 AM
Kim you are so right. I have been so focused on loosing large amounts of weight I am going to concentrate on trying to loose 5lbs before 1-1-2010. If I loose more great if not I will do better after the holidays. We can call the 5 pound holiday Challenge. Try to keep ourselves somewhat accountable during theses next few months, which for me and my family are basically eating season. So Kim the pressure is on us both!!!

Yesterday I ate everything not nailed down then realized TOM is on his way early this month, Not do I retain water I also feel the need to eat anything with any trace of sugar in it. So today my goal is to steer clear of the chocolate. Except the Hot Chocolate I already drank because it is so freakin cold this morning.

I have actually been cold since last night. My 11 year old had a play off game and it was cold and rained but he won and he threw the pass that scored the winning touch down now they play in the Superbowl on Halloween. I am happy he is doing so weell, but ready for it to be over with.

Nicole- Enjoy your time with your friend/cousin. I am jumping back on the shred wagon today!!

Kimphin
10-27-2009, 10:52 AM
Nicole - at least you and Katie got into onederland once! How was it? Were the colors brighter then? LOL. GLad to hear you didn't get buried under a pile of stuff in the basement - sounds like you have been really busy.

Amy - football season always seems to pass so quickly for me, but I'm not sitting in the stands freezing my A$$ off. I just had a conversation with a co worker who has a son that played football for Union College - she told me stories of sitting in the stands with a blanket on her lap and having to stand up to shake 1" of snow off of her periodically. No thanks! I feel for you, lol.

OK, after my rant, yesterday was good. POP, and I even had to go to class and did not have any diet soda during it. small victories, my friends... small victories.... I want to start working out, but I am having some serious back issues right now, although walking makes it feel better so maybe I'll walk a bit on the treadmill tonight.

Gotta go earn my keep!

Kristinx
10-27-2009, 12:45 PM
Ok lets see..I started the 30 day Active challenge on Wednesday...I have now completed 4 of the 20 workouts....# 5 is tonight! I had hidden my scale away but hopped on yesterday and nearly fell off....I gained A LOT in a short time...hopefully it's not all "real" This Friday is my official weigh and measure so we will see how that goes...I do feel my hips tightening up from working out so that is a plus! So now I got the exercise going I gotta get food on track and I should see some progress!
Anyway, I am super busy at work so that is all! Hope everyone has a great day!

henrygirls
10-27-2009, 01:43 PM
I need some advice about exercising - when do adjust your program for exercise? I walked the dog yesterday for 45 minutes and burned about 300 calories.... today I ran for 48 minutes and burned 600 calories. I love running and it helps me clear my head - so I end up logging about 15 miles a week right now. My issues unfortunately are related to my eating habits. I am 5'5" and about 40 lbs from my goal weight - should I just stick with the gold plan? Would love to hear from some BTDT!

Kristen was the exercise challenge thru the center or a gym? It sounds great.

I need to get a food diary going... it is the only thing which helps with my accountability.

Sniff, sniff ... I miss football!

Kimphin
10-27-2009, 03:06 PM
Michelle - the center used to say that if you were exercising more than 5 hours per week you should move up a plan (so for you it would be purple), but some here just added in another 1/2 protein on workout days. I would suggest seeing how you feel and how your body reacts - you may not need to change plans.

Hoochie
10-27-2009, 03:51 PM
Kim- I am totally into the 5 pound goal! Actually I have been sick with a cold the past 7 days so maybe I have already lost a few......
My appetite is pretty low. I had a grapefruit for breakfast today and a piece of toast with peanut butter for lunch. Now I am drinking tea. I really hate it when I can't taste anything but maybe it will be to my advantage for now.
I will weigth myself tomorrow morning and see what I am at.....aghhhh the dreaded scale!
I am really busy at work this week so I will catch up on other personals another time.

Joan

Mama Nicole
10-27-2009, 10:40 PM
Well, I did it.....I shredded...and it was hard, but I did it. I hope it is the weather and not the workout (which I doubt), that is making my knees hurt sooooooo bad. All night last night and all day today, just on fire. I had a hard time falling asleep last night even. I just can't have arthritis, I just can't.

henrygirls
10-28-2009, 04:50 AM
Nicole - ouch on the knees! Make sure you are stretching out your hip flexers really well. Tight hips can cause your quads to pull your knees out of alignment. Also, get some glucosamine - it has really help both my husband and myself. Rest them as needed, but don't give up on the exercise! Keep up the good movin'!

Thanks for the info about exercising and 1/2 protein tip! I am ready to give this a try again - I know the program works, but I wasn't exercising when I did it before.

angelfoxer
10-28-2009, 06:52 AM
Hi all, new here, just checking out the latest posts....can relate to losing the baby weight for the last time...have done that three times to date but of course no more, cos now when i feel like snacking i just come online and check out everyone else. Love it.

Anyway, don't have anything really related to your topic, you just sound like a cool bunch.

And I don't know if I can do the five pound challenge, would have to work it out in kilos...which I am not very good at as I calculated my weight at 180 to begin on here, and I found a switch on my scales. I am actually 186.5 pounds. Great, behind before I start. Do those ticker things actually go up??
Hope not!

JLem311
10-28-2009, 10:19 AM
morning all.
DH left this morning and will be gone for 6wks. and then will be back for a few weeks and then gone for another week or so. then back for a few months, then gone for 12 months. ugh. :(

still been getting in my workouts 5 days a week. and staying on my plan.
hope everyone has a good day.

Kimphin
10-28-2009, 11:09 AM
Jillian - I wish we could all get together and keep you company while DH is gone. You know we're here for you!

And I don't know if I can do the five pound challenge, would have to work it out in kilos...which I am not very good at as I calculated my weight at 180 to begin on here, and I found a switch on my scales. I am actually 186.5 pounds.

I'm terrible with conversions - whether is me Kilos, stones, or currency! Maybe you could do 2 kilo increments? (just looked it up - 1 kilo=2.2lbs.)

sweetandspicy
10-28-2009, 11:09 AM
Good Wednesday to you all!!!

Jillian- I am sorry about your DH, I hope his time away passes quickly and your time together is enough. Great Job on continuing to workout.

Nicole- I would do as advised and stretch a little more. I am sure it is the rain and that you do not have arthritis.

Joan- Hope you feel better soon.

I did not eat any chocolate yesterday which was a huge accomplishment for me. I did however eat part of a cheeseburger. I just could not eat a salad last night. I am determined to loose more weight this year. I need to be strictor on my calorie intake and getting exercise. I did not shred last night. I did however clean out a closet and get some housework done so that has to be better than sitting and watching TV. TOM is getting to me this month and I cried like a baby when I saw that Aby got sent home on TBL. i liked her best of all the contestants. So my goal today is still no chocolate except maybe some sugarfree hot chocolate I purchased this morning. I am going to exercise and take it one day at a time and one pound at a time.

Repo girl
10-28-2009, 11:30 AM
Really getting sick of being fat.....

Kristinx
10-28-2009, 12:43 PM
Me toooooooooooooooo

sweetandspicy
10-28-2009, 01:03 PM
ME Three

Hoochie
10-28-2009, 01:25 PM
I am sick of being sick and overweight...blah!!!

In saying that, we need to keep going and stick together. You guys keep me inspired.
I am leaving for Mexico in January and I have to lose pounds. I am starting with my 5 pound challenge. I will let you know when I succeed.

Joan

BarbaraB
10-28-2009, 02:22 PM
Michelle, At my COD when I was getting a lot of exercise, they put me on the BLUE plan, which is the gold plan with one more starch and half a protein more. That half of a protein and additional starch really made a big difference for me.

mj2007
10-28-2009, 02:33 PM
Hey ladies

I have been lazy lately...TOM and all that. A friend of mine discovered that they sell some great sugar-free candies at the Sobeys and I got myself some yesterday evening...they are real good!

I am still a bit frustrated that I can't have those Halloween cupcakes...and they look so cuteee!!!So what's everyone doing for Halloween?Or is it just for kids ;)

Kristinx
10-28-2009, 04:31 PM
I am dressing up for work then on Halloween I am gonna take my step son out trick or treating while FH hands out candy....should be fun we usually do it the other way around :) Oh and I will hopefully go find some winter tires this Saturday...oh the joy! Friggin expensive tires I have!

equinetcan
10-28-2009, 10:29 PM
Good evening

I am still around - just painting and such so I'm not on the pc as much the last couple of days.

I also like the 5 lb goals. When I think that I need to lose over 100 it scares the crap out of me and seems so overwhelming at times. Especially when you are doing it by yourself. Other than my internet friends there really isn't any support system here for me. Most are people that sabotage and really don't help much. That I am used to though. That's why I keep coming here and of course our little group on twitter - you guys help me through days more than you know sometimes.

Not much up for me tomorrow. Painting again and I go get Chancey after lunch sometime.

Luckily Hallowwen isn't a big deal for me. I have candy here from last year LOL. But I did buy new chocolate bars for this year. Haven't touched them either and they've been here a couple of weeks.

Hope everyone has a good night...I'll check in again tomorrow..

JLem311
10-29-2009, 09:30 AM
morning all. workout is done. and i've lost another pound too. other than that..just busy with being a single mom while hubby is away. hope everyone is doing well. halloween is soon! :)

sweetandspicy
10-29-2009, 01:18 PM
Good thursday to you all.

Today at work we are having a chili cook off today and everything smells great!!! I am not going to participate because there is not one thing low fat out there. I should have made a Turkey Chili but did not have the time.

I am stressing quite a bit right now in that we have 3 birthdays coming up and christmas and Thanksgiving. A lot of money going out and not enough coming in. I listed somethings on craigslist in an effort to generate some income but it seems it is worse than a yard sale with people attempting to haggle. Good thing it is all by email otherwise my claws just might have to come out...

Hope everyone is doing well, exercising and staying on plan. I am about 2 out of 3 of those things.

mj2007
10-29-2009, 01:24 PM
I also like the 5 lb goals. When I think that I need to lose over 100 it scares the crap out of me and seems so overwhelming at times. Especially when you are doing it by yourself. Other than my internet friends there really isn't any support system here for me. Most are people that sabotage and really don't help much. That I am used to though. That's why I keep coming here and of course our little group on twitter - you guys help me through days more than you know sometimes.
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I can totally identify with that part Alannah. From my experience I have seen that people usually like to sabotage others efforts than go ahead and make the same effort themselves.Many times my "so called friends" have tried to take me to Tim Hortons or Starbucks even after they hear I am on diet.Or they would even show up at my doorstep with some baked goodies ...:devil:
Now I would love to give them the benefit of doubt...but the timing is just too perfect ...

I know...1-2 wouldn't hurt once in a while but when you have a chocolate-chip cheesecake in your fridge...that's gotta hurt!
Thank heavens for you gals on 3FC...I am on track :)

So anyone else being pestered by some "over generous" friend?

Kristinx
10-29-2009, 01:25 PM
Tommorrow is weigh and measure day! I know for sure I gained some lbs...hoping I didn't gain inches...been keeping up with the workouts and I feel good about that. Haven't noticed a difference in clothes..it has only been like a week since I started working out again but I do feel some tightening and toning!

Kristinx
10-29-2009, 01:28 PM
Not so much over generous friends...but work treats and the bad influence of my FH! And stepson...they like having these "pub nights" on the weekends...you know wings, potato skins, mozza sticks, fried pepperoni....I finally freaked and told FH that they can only do it once a month now. it's not fair for me to ask them to give it up completely but once a month is doable cause I just can't resist it everytime so a little once a month is okay i think

Kristinx
10-30-2009, 09:32 AM
I gained this month...BIG TIME...changed my ticker...over 7 lbs gained! Perhaps hiding the scale away was NOT a good idea...and I lost over 2 lbs since monday so the gain could have been worse. I really don't get it...I mean my food was not on track but it's not like I went totally crazy...arg...
I'm not letting this make me give up this time though! I am slowly getting back on track with food and keeping up with the exercise...and I FEEL better despite gaining.
I took measurements today too...most stayed the same...some places gained a half inch and of course...I lost an inch on my chest! lol figures...anyway I am just going to take steps to make life healthier all the time and if I am still this size when I get married...so be it! My FH will think I am gorgeous walking down that aisle and that's all that really matters :)

I gotta make this about health rather than numbers or I will drive myself crazy!

mj2007
10-30-2009, 11:35 AM
Hey Kristin

Thatz the spirit girl!You are gorgeous and you will make a beautiful bride :)
It is always better if you do it for yourself...than anyone else...I mean the weight loss thing.I would suggest you take salt completely out from your diet for a week( use no-salt instead). Sodium can cause lot of water retention than actual weight gain.
My DH usually freaks out after realizing he ate a whole bag of chips (alone!!!) during a game and usually he goes up by like 3-4 lbs!!!Then I make him do the no-salt thing and he is back on track!
However, it is never a good idea hiding the scale away.I weigh myself regularly and if i gain more than 2 lbs....my mental alarm sets off!!! That way...no nasty surprises.

Have a good weekend everyone!

momofthree
10-31-2009, 10:10 PM
Kristen--Every girl wants to look their best on their wedding day but, if your future husband is worth his salt, he will love you for what is inside and not outside. MJ gave good advice and any small change you make will make a difference. Just don't give up on yourself and decide that nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. Hope that helps a little. I know how hard it can be but youy have to deny yourself alittle to get the results you want. Hang in there!!!

henrygirls
11-01-2009, 08:57 AM
I survived Halloween with only a couple pieces of candy and we have none left over - yipee! The children only went to 7 houses, so they don't have masses amount either.

Started the 2 day Take Off today using cantaloupe! I feel mentally prepared to start this diet - I hope it lasts. However after 3 nights of eating out... I have a little extra to lose.

Kristen - I know so many people say to put the scale away and focus on eating properly. I NEED to see the scale - it helps keep me on track if I "weigh-in" every morning. Do what works for you!