LA Weight Loss - Friends and Losers- Dec 28-Jan 3




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mj2007
12-28-2009, 09:10 AM
Happy Monday!

I know it is back to work for many of us...and i am feeling quite cr*ppy about it!
Still...it is a short week and New Year is just round the corner....and our 5th Wedding Anniversary on New Years Eve :)

i had a 5 day long holiday weekend...and it was great.
How is everyone?


Kimphin
12-28-2009, 09:45 AM
I'm tired.

We had a great Christmas, but a lot of running around. Dh is now sick and I feel something lurking too. I am taking Airborne as we speak - I am having a NYEve party and cannot be sick!

JLem311
12-28-2009, 11:33 AM
hey all. things are good here. it's been great having DH home. i think i've slept in for the past 5 days and it's been wonderful. :)
but i'm back at my normal routine of working out, etc. DD is off school until the 4th of Jan, so all 3 kids are over here. which means that baby X may or may not get her normal naps in. ugh..sucky. oh well.
DH is off on mondays so that definitely helps. :)

ok..gotta go. kids are being all crazy and X is crabbing..


Hoochie
12-28-2009, 01:55 PM
I had a wonderful Christmas but I am back at work today and I had one girl call in sick and another two staff in the office coughing so it could be a rough couple of days.
I leave for Mexico in 3 days so the count down is on. I really need a break from the office so I cant wait.
Well I gotta run but I wanted to check in and say hello!

Joan

BarbaraB
12-28-2009, 09:32 PM
I had a great long holiday long weekend. Started wildly off plan, but got back on track over the weekend. I followed the advice of some gal on the today show. The day after Christmas, work out, drink lots of water, and give up starches for a few days. I think the starch avoiding was really helpful. It was either that or stage an intervention for cookie addiction. I decided not to wait until new years to start a period of sticking on plan. Back to my beloved blue plan, and I am going to comit to being as POP as I can be until my birthday, which is 5 more weeks. I can do 5 weeks of being stict with myself even on the weekends.

We booked a cruise to Alaska at the end of June. My sisters and I are treating my dad to a cruise as a Christmas present and all going on the cruise with him. So I'd like to be noticeably thinner by that time.

Mama Nicole
12-29-2009, 01:27 AM
Hi friends :)
I just watched the football game, and it was super good. I, of course, was sad my Brett did not win, but it was a very fun Monday night game.

I am not exactly back OP, but I am not going hog wild. I am leaving for my mom's in Wisconsin in the morning, and the holiday celebrations will continue for us for another whole week. I have it made, really.....Christmas just lasts and lasts for us. I love it, cuz I love giving gifts ;)

Ok, have to go finish folding my laundry and get packed. It has been a really busy day of getting ready, and I am fading fast........
XOXO

petitelapin
12-29-2009, 01:26 PM
I started back on plan and with exercise yesterday. Going to Hawaii mid Feb and I was already up BEFORE Christmas. Yup, I gained 2 lbs over the break which was better than I expected. Pretty hard to control what you eat when you aren't in control of the kitchen! The strategy I use at home is to buy no temptation foods as I lack will power.

So now my unrealistic goal is to drop 14.5 lbs in 6 weeks. Boo! I have upped the exercising but since I am on plan 1 it's not like I can drop my calories. The good news is that I can see definite toning taking place! Now if I could get out of the "just because they zip up doesn't mean you fit those jeans " stage;).

Tan

aguerin
12-29-2009, 03:24 PM
Hello Ladies!

I am still lurking. Glad to see everyone is still working the plan and trying to get re-focused after the Holidays. It has been a busy time for me so not much time to concentrate on a diet with travel and holidays.

Hope to be in here more in 2010 and back on plan. Can't get there right now though. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and I wish you all a Happy New Year!

sweetandspicy
12-30-2009, 01:59 PM
So happy to hear everyons Holiday went well. Ours was great and I enjoyed the time off. I am not so much enjoying all the work that piled up and has to be taken care of this week but that is the price you pay for a vacation. Everyone in my house is healthy and happy (so far) as soon as the newness of the toys and electronics wears off I am sure the happiness will fade. Hopefully just in time for them to go back to school. I am slightly sad the Chistmas holiday is over as I feel it is just a magical time(glad yours is continuing Nicole). But I am ready for a new year. A fresh start on my dieting and exercise. I am formulating a plan and will get off the rest of this weight this coming year.

sweetandspicy
12-30-2009, 01:59 PM
So happy to hear everyons Holiday went well. Ours was great and I enjoyed the time off. I am not so much enjoying all the work that piled up and has to be taken care of this week but that is the price you pay for a vacation. Everyone in my house is healthy and happy (so far) as soon as the newness of the toys and electronics wears off I am sure the happiness will fade. Hopefully just in time for them to go back to school. I am slightly sad the Chistmas holiday is over as I feel it is just a magical time(glad yours is continuing Nicole). But I am ready for a new year. A fresh start on my dieting and exercise. I am formulating a plan and will get off the rest of this weight this coming year.:newyear:

Hoochie
12-30-2009, 02:25 PM
Well I packed my bags last night and I am ready for vacation. The only sad part is that my clothes are tight. Thank god for yoga shorts! I just love that stretchy material.
Last night I was so ticked at myself for gaining weight back. I am back at 170 pounds. My DH and I are going to walk in the heat every day while we are in Mexico. I can't say I won't have a beer or two because I know I will.
2010 is the year I need to succeed with my overall health. I just have to.
Well, have a Happy New Year everyone and I will be in touch when I am back from vacation.

Joan

mj2007
12-30-2009, 02:45 PM
Joan - I am sooooooooo jealous of you right now!!!!

Glad everyone had a good Xmas.This is my fav part of the year...like everyone else and I hate that it is almost over. Tommorow is our 5th Wedding Anniversary and we usually avoid New Year's eve parties to spend some quiet time together. New Year's day we plan to go ice-skating.

Reality check time for me...I decided to go for a WI this evening:stress:

BarbaraB
12-30-2009, 07:14 PM
MJ, You are brave, evening weigh ins are not good for me. I prefer first thing in the morning.

Joan, Have a great vacation. Soak up some rays for all of us.

Nicole, I hope you are having a great continuation Christmas.

Amy M, I just got started on my new year a few days early. I bet starting next week we will see more than a few people returning to give the LAWL plan another go.

sweetandspicy
12-31-2009, 10:16 AM
Barabara- you are so right.

Joan- have a great vacation and I have heard numerous people state that the only vacation where they lost weight was in Mexico because of the heat.

MJ- good luck on your weigh in

I was listening to the radio this morning and I must have heard 2 commericals advertising LA and about 10 gym/fitnesss talking about the new you in the new decade. It is somewhat inspiring to think about starting over and becoming this new person (at least physically) in 2010. I should start earlier than monday and the truth of the matter is I should have never stopped following my plan in the first place. I suspect most people feel the same way. But we all have our weakness and mine apparently is peanut butter fudge and chex mix. So I will just not have any of that in my house.

MomOfThreeTeens
12-31-2009, 12:27 PM
Heres to a Happy and healthy New Year everybody!! We had a fabulous Christmas, found out we're going to be grandparents!!! Wooo hooo! Our oldest son Jonathan and his wife are expecting a little bundle of joy in August!!!! Hope everybody has a fantastic 2010!!!

juliemarie
12-31-2009, 01:03 PM
Hi to everyone! Hope the holidays have been treating you well. We had a wonderful Christmas marred only by a small family drama and a little girl with a very high fever xmas eve (actually technically it was xmas day!).

Kim-congrats Grandma!

Joan-have a great vacation!

Barbara-5 weeks will be cake! And an Alaskan crusie? So jealous . . . The avoidance of starches after a binge is a good idea-kinda of how my plan works. Sorta.

Speaking of my plan-I knew Christmas would be hard and vowed not to let either the diet or food rule the holiday. And it worked. I ate "normally"-meaning I didn't avoid the potatoes. I ate very little sweets-which wasn't too hard. (surprised me!) Had one lapse with a half-eaten bag of potato chips (craved salt). And now 2 weeks into my diet-I've lost 16 lbs. I'm sure I didn't lose anything from Christmas eve through Sunday (the last family celebration). I got right back on plan on Monday and still lost 3 lbs for the week. I'm thrilled.

petitelapin
12-31-2009, 02:31 PM
Happy New Year everyone! Tomorrow is my birthday and having not found a cake recipe that will work I decided to forgo the cake. I don't care but not sure my kids will be impressed.

I managed to get the extra 2 Christmas lbs off through a TO and exercise. So now I have 13 lbs to go

I saw a fitting comment on Woman's Health Mag online..Take one bite , but only one bite, to a dieter is like telling a crack addict to just have 1 hit! So true!

Dreading all the new gym members that pop up in Jan. They usually only last 4-6 weeks but it is annoying having to wait for equipment those weeks. My time at gym is the time that most people can go so it is already too busy (right after school drop off).

Starting the 30 day Shred..today:)
Tan

MomOfThreeTeens
01-01-2010, 11:57 AM
Oh my gosh JulieMarie, Josie is beautiful!!!! Nice to "see" you!!!

mj2007
01-02-2010, 08:07 PM
Hi ladies

Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and finally that part is over...and we can all go back on plan :D

I lost just 1.8 lbs since Xmas...but I would say that any "loss" is good news.It is my TOM now...and I am planning to do a TO after that...hopefully that would set me back on track.But I moved my Jan goal to Valentine's day goal...no disappointments that way ;)

Speaking of Valentine's day...we had a nice romantic wedding Anniversary on the 31st...most people think my DH is very clever to get married on New Year's EVE so that he never forgets our Anniversary....lol

I still got my birthday coming up on 8th Jan...ie this Friday...but that's no sweat...because it is my birthday and I am free to do what I want :p

See you all

Joni135
01-02-2010, 11:38 PM
Kim - congrats on your pending arrival...how exciting for everyone.

JM - wow!! great job on the weight loss...did you buy a book for the EODD or just use info off the web...I think I need to check this out! Hope Josie's doing better and keeping you on your toes.

I decided to join the Biggest Loser contest at my (Gold's) gym....$50 to enter and the contest runs from Jan 11 until April 5. The old (LAWL) timers know I do much better when I have a prize to aim for. This one is a cruise....wouldn't that me nice...so, I have another week to prepare myself and get in the groove...my goal for this coming week is to get back to my early morning spin classes...the following week I'll incorporate an eating plan that will hopefully give me results~ I would LOVE to lose 20 pounds during the 12 week contest!!

Happy New Year to all!

juliemarie
01-03-2010, 02:53 AM
Joni-I bought the PDFs-I'll try to send them to you in the next couple of days.

SyracuseNY
01-03-2010, 04:24 PM
Hi Ladies. Not sure if anyone will remember me. It's Sy. I did great on LA a few years back, got side tracked and have gained all 40 lbs back. I'm starting tomorrow my weightloss journey tomorrow. I'm happy that I only need to lose 40 lbs, and believe it's do able with your support. There are no LA Weightloss centers in my area anymore or I'd be going back. I can purchase the LA Lites online if I want, or use some other bar in it's place. Does anyone have any recommendations for subsitudes? Anyone else doing it without a center close by?

I'm looking forward to meeting you all. I see a few pictures and some look familiar, but maybe the screen names have changed?

I'm going to have to see if I remember how to update my profile. I'm suprised that I remember my password. LOL!

Repo girl
01-04-2010, 11:40 AM
Hey Sy!! I remember you! Most people use Luna bars these days, I think.