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Amarantha2
08-19-2002, 12:04 AM
AMARANTHA, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, UP 1

ANAGRAM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11, DOWN 1.8

BABETTE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 15

BYRD, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 19, DOWN 1

BOBSGAL, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 1

DOLLAR, FIVE DOWN BY, AUG. 27

DAUGHTER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 3

DUSTCATCHER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 13

GTERA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 30, DOWN 3.2

GUINEVER, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 31

JUSDOIT, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 1

KARENA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 26, DOWN 1

KAYLETS, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9

MARUSHA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 27

PUNKINSEED, FIVE-PNT-FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 1

RYCHERBABE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 2, DOWN 1.6

SARAHBELLA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 28, DOWN 2.25

SWEETMOM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1

UPANDAWAY, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11

WSW, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 18

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:


Amarantha2
08-19-2002, 12:13 AM
Yo! The Roster of The Power of Five is posteth above, warning to all Pounds o' Fat to scan the classifieds for new residences, because one way or another, they are outta here!

WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP! WOO-HOO!

:cb:

Kaylets
08-19-2002, 07:40 AM
Here we go Monday, here we go---

well, it IS hard to be enthusiastic on Monday!!

Is there an official way in day for this challenge? Where's my Sept 9 partner? what day are we "official"? I might have a .5 loss, but I don't know if its been a true week.

Has anyone on this thread tried the Davinci SF NO CARB flavored syrups?? I found 2 flavors at a Super Walmart in the coffee aisle- vanilla and hazelnut- their website is
www.davincigourmet.com--


How about the new Waldens Chocolate SF NO CARB syrup? I couldnt find it anywhere-=
www.waldenfarms.com

Ok, this is the Monday Challenge- just to get thru it---it doesnt even have to be pretty- lets just get thru it -- and grab any giggles and smiles that happen along the way-- !!!! CHINS UP ALL!!!! The weekend is only 5 days away!!


Byrd
08-19-2002, 08:12 AM
Well Good Monday, everyone :dizzy: I'm sitting here with my DD waiting on the school bus & thought I'd go ahead & post since I'm going to jump in the shower & get ready for school myself when she leaves. Normally I would recheck my weight several times until my """"OFFICIAL""" w/i "time" around 8:00 :lol: Anyway, the scales say "180" still, so no loss (or gain) for me this week & I need to change my target date........let me think on that one until I get back from school & I'll post it later!!!!!!!!!....I'll be more realistic next time :spin:

Kaylets......your w/i day is whenever YOU want it to be....just make it weekly!!!!!!!! I also have the DV SF hazelnut & vanilla from Super WalMart. Sooner or later, I plan to order others from the net.....Toasted Marshmallow sounds WONDERFUL to me.

Amarantha, good thing you posted a new thread...I didn't realize we had 99 posts :flame: I have them email me when we have new posts, so I just click the link and come straight to it & by pass all the previous posts. WOW, are we flamin' or what!!!!!!!!!!!

anagram
08-19-2002, 09:20 AM
And Wow, 20 of us now seeking to rid the world of 100 of those cute little poundies!

Alas, Amarantha, you are not alone. The weekend was not my most shining time on this weight loss journey. I hie me now to my Monday morning Slimfast (no I'm not on the S. diet - just do it now and again when I know I've been naughty and have a weigh in in two days). I only hope I'm still down at last week's level but in the grand scheme, I now it will go, sometimes faster, sometimes slower and last week was more than I expected it to be so maybe this week will be lots less.

Onward into Monday and beyond -

Sarahbella
08-19-2002, 11:17 AM
Happy Monday everyone!! :D

I have to admit to you all that I went off program the past 4 days...but today I decided that I need to keep going...for me!

So I got up early, fed the baby, dropped off the hubby at the train, and drove to beach for a nice 2 mile walk along the beach (sidewalk) with baby (16 months). After we played at the edge of the water a bit.

I felt terrific for setting a goal (decided to do this last night before bed) and reaching it! I felt that I got a good workout after and I loved watching my daughter Meghan play...we both had a wonderful time!

What a great way to start off the week :)

I promised myself that I would exercise 4 times this week.
This was my second time...I have two more days left...and two more days of my WW week left!
I can do this!

:)

Sarah
175.75/164/135

Punkinseed
08-19-2002, 11:46 AM
Hello everyone! :wave:

I am more than happy, yes, I dare say exctatic, to report 2 1/5 pounds have exited my bod this week. All the journaling, water glugging, walking and yoga have done their job! I am 1/2 pound lower than I've been for the last 4 months!!!! :spin: :dance: :spin:
Hey! I only have 1.5 to loose before setting my next 5 pound challenge!!!!!! :cool:

Sweetmom - Congrats on the loss and your wonderful attitude. I too have spent years of my life thinking, ok, obsessing, about loosing weight and so far what's worked best is just thinking about living a healthy life - the weight loss will come! Good luck!!

Steph - Congrats on the exit of 1 pound of sludge!

WSW - Oh, it's SO ok to loose slow! I've lost fast and got sick, then gained it all back. This time, I've been goin' slow (a bit too slow, but that's been my fault) and I feel SO much better and I feel like I'm learning how to maintain it as I go.

Guinever - :cp: on the 1 pound loss!
About your plateau question, I've literally bounced around with the same 5 pounds for 4 months now. It's been my fault, not journaling, not eating right, but what's different is that this time I didn't throw in the towel and regain it all. I took the "non-loosing" weeks as practice maintenance and kept telling myself that I'll get it together again soon and just to hang on until then. I tell myself this is a life journey - not a quick trip. There is no finish line, there is no "done". I haven't given myself a deadline to get to goal by and I think in doing that I've removed a ton of stress when I do hit those plateaus. I ride 'em out, wait for my body to readjust and keep going. It's worked so far!

Kaylets - I'm here, I'm here!!!! You can make your own official weigh in day (mine's Monday - keeps me honest during the weekend) and you can pick your start date, last week was my first official weigh in. We've got 3 weeks from today to get there!!!!

Ta for now!

Terri :cb:
3.5 down as of 8/19
1.5 to go before 9/9

Amarantha2
08-19-2002, 01:13 PM
Dollar posted the following and I replied to her on the other thread, but thought it'd be cool to bring everyone up to date on this new thread also!!! You are doing GREAT Dollar and will have a GREAT week, I just feel it!! I will post as Amarantha later as I am late, late, late for an appointment! Woo-hoo!

Hi Ladies,
Well I didn't manage to get my big walk in with my daughter because I have been so tired after going back to work this week which was a big challenge for me. so when we walked the dog and everyone else shot baskets (I can't do that again yet) I decided to walk around the infield of the ball diamond and I did that about 15 times at a leisurely pace. The next night I did it again but I really picked up the pace and went about 25 times around. so last night we walked around the whole school field twice. so I'm getting there.
I don't think Im going to do well this week at weigh in we went out to eat at Montanna's on Fri and I wasn't very good I had ribs wings soup garlic bread and Mile high mud pie, I haven't done anything like that since I started my diet in Feb. but oh well I got back on the band wagon the next day. Well I have to run I have to get ready for work. I let you know how I do after weigh in tomorrow night. ... Dollar

Amarantha2
08-19-2002, 01:56 PM
AMARANTHA, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, UP 1

ANAGRAM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11, DOWN 1.8

BABETTE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 15

BYRD, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 19, DOWN 1

BOBSGAL, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 1

DOLLAR, FIVE DOWN BY, AUG. 27

DAUGHTER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 3

DUSTCATCHER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 13

GTERA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 30, DOWN 3.2

GUINEVER, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 31

JUSDOIT, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 1

KARENA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 26, DOWN 1

KAYLETS, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9

MARUSHA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 27

PUNKINSEED, FIVE-PNT-FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 3.5

RYCHERBABE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 2, DOWN 1.6

SARAHBELLA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 28, DOWN 2.25

SWEETMOM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1

UPANDAWAY, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11

WSW, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 18

jusdoit
08-19-2002, 02:24 PM
Monday is my official weigh-in day since my target date is on a Monday (9/9). And today I'm very happy to report another one pound loss for a total of 2 pounds down. Dance away little darlings :dance: :dance: . Three pounds to go and three weeks to do it in. NO PROBLEM :D .

I'll be back later...................

Guinever
08-19-2002, 03:02 PM
Nicely done Punkinseed! Way to kick those pounds to the curb and breaking your 4 month yo-yo!

It sounds like everyone is doing so great, I'm so proud. :hat: But now I have a question - what exactly are those no sugar/no carb syrups you've all been talking about? What exactly do you put them on?

I just want to know because I finally get to go back to school next week (I'll be a college senior) and start cooking and shopping for myself again (I LOVE this). This is extra great because if I come home for the summer, I get to live with my, get this, CATERER mother. Frankly, people wonder why I'm not fatter having a mom like that, but trust me, after washing dishes at your hundreth wedding, you never want to see cake or butter again! :(

Guinever

Amarantha2
08-19-2002, 07:11 PM
Guinever, sorry I missed your LOSS on the list! Hooray for you! I'll fix the list in a sec. Also, congrats to Sweetmom and I'm updating her on the list as she's chased away some POUNDS! :cb: Please fix list anyone if you see an oversight! Won't hurt my feelings! :) Just copy and paste in a new post.

Sorry for the lack of personal replies! Elbertine Pep has been handling my correspondence lately and she's always in a hurry. Peppy, you know!

Below in red is Sweetmom's post from the old thread:

OK, now I'm really psyched! I weighed in on Saturday and found that I lost another 3 lbs. That's 8 total! I definitely think I'm going to make my goal of 2 more pounds by 9/1.

I found that by planning ahead, I can (usually) stay within my calorie goal of 1100-1200 per day. To do this, I created a spreadsheet that lists my favorite foods and their calories. With this quick reference, I can post a menu for the week that includes all meals & snacks. Not only has this helped with food consumption, but also with shopping and communication within the family. ~ Sweetmom :cb:

jusdoit
08-19-2002, 07:25 PM
Sorry this isn't nearly as pretty as Amarantha's list (I was hoping it would copy the colors, etc.). Anyway, I just HAD to update my loss

AMARANTHA, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, UP 1

ANAGRAM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11, DOWN 1.8

BABETTE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 15

BYRD, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 19, DOWN 1

BOBSGAL, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 1

DOLLAR, FIVE DOWN BY, AUG. 27

DAUGHTER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 3

DUSTCATCHER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 13

GTERA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 30, DOWN 3.2

GUINEVER, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 31

JUSDOIT, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 2

KARENA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 26, DOWN 1

KAYLETS, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9

MARUSHA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 27

PUNKINSEED, FIVE-PNT-FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 3.5

RYCHERBABE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 2, DOWN 1.6

SARAHBELLA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 28, DOWN 2.25

SWEETMOM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1

UPANDAWAY, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11

WSW, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 18

Amarantha2
08-19-2002, 07:35 PM
AMARANTHA, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, UP 1

ANAGRAM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11, DOWN 1.8

BABETTE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 15

BYRD, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 19, DOWN 1

BOBSGAL, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 1

DOLLAR, FIVE DOWN BY, AUG. 27

DAUGHTER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 3

DUSTCATCHER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 13

GTERA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 30, DOWN 3.2

GUINEVER, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 31, DOWN 1

JUSDOIT, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 1

KARENA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 26, DOWN 1

KAYLETS, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9

MARUSHA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 27

PUNKINSEED, FIVE-PNT-FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 3.5

RYCHERBABE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 2, DOWN 1.6

SARAHBELLA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 28, DOWN 2.25

SWEETMOM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 3

UPANDAWAY, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11

WSW, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 18

jusdoit
08-19-2002, 09:13 PM
What about me? I updated my loss when I cut & pasted the list and now it's gone again :?: . I hope that doesn't mean I've gained back a pound :( .

Amarantha, when you get a chance could you put me down for 2 pounds lost? Thanks a bunch ;) .

Amarantha2
08-20-2002, 03:40 AM
Jusdoit: I think we posted those lists at the same time. Thanks for doing it, that's what I kind of hope everyone will do whenever they feel like updating it ... my slow connection is having trouble with the new server so it takes me awhile ... I think it's cool to have a list, though, so let's all keep cutting and pasting like mad!!!

AND JUSDOIT, CONGRATS ON THE TWO POUNDS GONE FOR GOOD!!! :cb:

Amarantha2
08-20-2002, 03:54 AM
AMARANTHA, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, UP 1

ANAGRAM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11, DOWN 1.8

BABETTE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 15

BYRD, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 19, DOWN 1

BOBSGAL, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 1

DOLLAR, FIVE DOWN BY, AUG. 27

DAUGHTER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 3

DUSTCATCHER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 13

GTERA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 30, DOWN 3.2

GUINEVER, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 31, DOWN 1

JUSDOIT, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 2

KARENA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 26, DOWN 1

KAYLETS, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9

MARUSHA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 27

PUNKINSEED, FIVE-PNT-FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 3.5

RYCHERBABE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 2, DOWN 1.6

SARAHBELLA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 28, DOWN 2.25

SWEETMOM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 3

UPANDAWAY, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11

WSW, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 18

dollar
08-20-2002, 08:24 AM
Good morning ladies, I hope you all have a great day. We are finally getting some cooler weather here it is nice for a change to sleep with blankets on at night. Well tonight is the night for WI it is at 600 so I will post when I get home and let you know how we did. I think this is so great how everyone is so supportive of each other, my WW meetings are like this so it is like having a meeting at my fingertips whenever I want. Well got to run I have a doctors appointment and then I have to head to work. Enjoy your day and keep on smiling.

Amarantha2
08-20-2002, 11:04 AM
Elbertine Pep, personal trainer to royalty and film stars reporting in this morning for Emp. Amarantha, who runneth late. She wisheth me to report that for the second day in a row she hath done wonderfully on keeping to her daily challenges. Yesterday's calories were 1765 and exercise was 65 minutes of pole walking. SHE HATH DONE IT

Amarantha's daily challenges for Tuesday in conjunction with the goal of losing five pounds are thus: 1) Post her weight stats proudly on 3FC as Amarantha is always proud of herself and her efforts whatever her weight; 2) Eat between 1600-1799 calories (less if she desireth); 3) Enter no convenience stores for the purpose of buying junk food on her business trip today, entering one only in emergency and eating only food she takes in cooler; 4) Doing weights BEFORE she goes; 5) Stopping at least once on trip and doing a walkabout with poles; 6) Shopping for dinner in an actual grocery store AFTER she returns to her town; 7) Maintaining the Desert of No Food Between 9 p.m. and midnight. :cb:

In accordance with Number One above, Amarantha's stats are approximately as follows:

Highest KNOWN weight ever: 247
Lowest approx. weight since taking action to lose above weight: 142
Weight since starting a six-week initiative (now on last week): 168
Starting weight for this five-pound challenge: 165
Current weight: 166
Goal weight for this challenge: 160 (by Sept. 1)
Ultimate weight goal: 135 (by however long it takes)

Empress Amarantha hath shared the above as a way to refocus herself for the weight loss journey ahead. She remindeth herself why she is taking this journey (because it is a good thing to be 135 pounds rather than 247 and several other reasons).

Amarantha is so amazed and thrilled at the progess and healthy attitudes of the TEAM OF THE POWER OF FIVE. She believeth WE CAN DO THIS!! WE WILL DO THIS!!

165/166/135

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Punkinseed
08-20-2002, 11:11 AM
Hello you wild and wonderful loosers!

Yesterday was the best kind of day... the day that people like me (that sit and talk to clients all day) thrive on.... by no later than 10am I'd gotten no less than (count 'em) 4 compliments, strokes, accolades, pats on the back and acknowledgements about my work. Some of these came from clients that NO ONE can handle - but (huh, huh, polishing nails on chest), yours truely seems to have firmly wrapped around one cute little finger.... GODS sometimes I really love my job... Add to that the fact that I also lost 2.5 in my Monday weigh in and yesterday was priceless. :dance:

Congrats to all you loosers!

Sorry for the drive-by post. I must get to billing, no matter how much I don't want to.

Terri

jusdoit
08-20-2002, 01:15 PM
Amarantha, thanks for the updates and may I say that you have AWESOME STATS!!! Congrats on an incredibly successful journey :cp: .

Dollar, good luck with weigh-in today. We'll be awaiting your GOOD news :D .

Terri, YAHOO for your great day yesterday. Isn't it marvelous when our personal life AND work life coincide in the positive?! Congrats on your 2.5 lb loss and on being employee of the year :D .

My goal for the day is to run at lunch, and my goal for the week is 5 workouts which is what I accomplished last week. That's my magic number for this 5 pound challenge.

Have a great day everyone and come on in and post when you can :cool: .

Sarahbella
08-20-2002, 01:58 PM
Need some support today...
Let's just say I've had two danish and a BOX of Cap't Crunch...and it's just 1pm!

Why do I binge like this :(

Please please talk me out of this! I have to stop this unhealthy eating...if not for me, for my daughter...I don't want her to learn these unhealthy eating habits...which I've carried over from my mother.

:(
Struggling Sarah

anagram
08-20-2002, 03:18 PM
Dear Sarahbella - hug, hug. We all know those times too well. Whatever else is going on, you are good. Your body is probably now unhappy and your soul down trodden. But throw off that guilt. Go drink some water, then drink some more. Then plan for a super HEALTHY dinner and some exercise. And follow through.

We're all here waiting to hear you've come through this black cloud and are back on track. With no real bad regrets. After all Danish are well, wonderful. Capn Crunch not so thrilling. But jump back in. You did the right thing posting.

Byrd
08-20-2002, 04:47 PM
Sarahbella, I know exactly how you're feeling. I've been there innumerable times & don't really doubt that I'll be there a few more. This whole weight thing is a continuous journey. If you fall off, just grab yourself & get back on. As anagram said, go drink some water & plan a healthy meal. I agree with the exercise too, but I never do it --- keep saying it...just don't do it :dizzy: Just remember that you're only human & you're going to make mistakes in your weightloss journey. It doesn't mean that "you can't do this".......YOU CAN :angel:

BTW, I'm still considering my target date & I'll post it when I decide.

jusdoit
08-20-2002, 05:10 PM
Oh Sarah, I'm so sorry about your day. I HATE those days. But we all have them and will continue to have them occasionally. The trick, of course, is where you go from here. You've already done the right thing by posting. Good job! Now put the past in the past and start the day over right this minute. You don't have to wait until tomorrow for a fresh start, you can start right now - clean slate as of ____ o'clock. I know you can do this...I really do. You've got all of us cheering you on and sending you "fresh start" vibes. We :love: you!

Punkinseed
08-20-2002, 06:05 PM
Sarah, brush off the crumbs and keep going!!!! We're all going to have setbacks - it's normal and it's LIFE. Perfection isn't what we're aiming for... You always do the best you can at any given moment. At that specific time, *that* was the best you could do. Forgive yourself and don't end up in a downward spiral!

Sending you cyber hugs.... Now go brush your teeth (nothing like a little mint freshies to make Capt'n Crunch tast nasty) and pop some gum in your mouth!

You, no, WE can do this!!!!

Now, I'm getting off before the lightning zaps my 'puter! :fr:

Terri

Kaylets
08-20-2002, 08:45 PM
Hello all!!

Most of the day went my way so I'm going to ignore the parts from about 4 -5:30 that were trying my patience.

Scale looked good this am but since I am officially weighing in on Mondays I will only use what it showed Monday- .5 down-- At least its down right??

if you missed the post about the Davinci Syrups- here's their website to get an overview
_ www.davincigourmet.com-
- I know the Super Walmart's carry the SF Vanilla and Hazelnut- the website shows has lots of recipes- my dh says we should try stirring some into coolwhip just for fun- but even to flavor water -- why not- some of the flavors sound yummy

To everyone who had some bad moments lately- someone from the blockette thread put it this way " if you are walking somewhere and trip and fall, do you get up and go all the back to where you started or do you just get up and keep going in the direction you were originally headed?"

Be careful out there!

Sarahbella
08-20-2002, 09:04 PM
Well put Kay! Thanks everyone for all of the support. I cannot tell you how much it means to have you guys to come to for support....
I feel so loved :D

The plan:
Tonight I will be writing down a plan for tomorrow. This usually works quite well, since I know if I'm still hungry I can add on to the menu of the day :)

I ate like a big old piggy today...but I'm putting it behind me.
DH told me that he will come home after work and watch Meghan while I go to the gym on Wednesday and Thursday. That will be a big help. Meghan really hates the gym, and the childcare center...going through seperation anxiety right now, I believe.
So this works out great!

Can I ask if anyone's hubby/or s.o is unsupportive with WW?
My hubby is. He has major issues with my weight...and it's quite upsetting...and I think that has a lot to do with my binge eating. KWIM?

Well I have one week from tomorrow to reach my goal.
I hope, NO, I know I can do it!
:)
Thanks to you all!

Hugs,
Sarah

Amarantha2
08-20-2002, 10:41 PM
Hi, all! I'm on my third really good eating day but am stressed with work, so am going to go read in bathtub until I feel in control, which will probably be next week!

Sarah, I'm so sorry you had a bad bingey kind of day. We've all been there, (I go there on average of once a week ... last week it was 4000 calories, now THAT'S a binge!) :) I'm sorry, too, that you aren't feeling like you get the support from DH you need on your weight loss journey. Maybe he's just not expressing himself well on the subject and doesn't know how to tell you how much he cares? But you are doing great and you are going to get there despite any and all setbacks. Things just take time! Remember the motto of the Power of Five: WE CAN DO THIS!!! You bet.

Kaylets: Congrats on your DOWNWARD spiral!!! :cp: I will update the list in a new post. It's great to go DOWNHILL or STAY THE SAME, isn't it? Weight management is one of the few aspects of life where this is the case! :cb: I'm going to try some of that syrup in water when I find it. Interesting thought ... dulce de leche or amaretto water!

I have to go. Old Dog has just picked up an ant trap and seems to have intentions of ingesting it! Yipes! She's never done THAT before!

Amarantha2
08-20-2002, 10:53 PM
AMARANTHA, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, UP 1

ANAGRAM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11, DOWN 1.8

BABETTE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 15

BYRD, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 19, DOWN 1

BOBSGAL, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 1

DOLLAR, FIVE DOWN BY, AUG. 27

DAUGHTER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 3

DUSTCATCHER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 13

GTERA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 30, DOWN 3.2

GUINEVER, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 31, DOWN 1

JUSDOIT, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 2

KARENA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 26, DOWN 1

KAYLETS, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN .5

MARUSHA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 27

PUNKINSEED, FIVE-PNT-FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 3.5

RYCHERBABE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 2, DOWN 1.6

SARAHBELLA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 28, DOWN 2.25

SWEETMOM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 3

UPANDAWAY, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11

WSW, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 18

dollar
08-20-2002, 10:57 PM
Hi everyone,
well it was a great night for me I'm down 2.6#'s that puts me at 59 down. My daughter was down .6 that is the .6 she put on while we were on vacation. So we are going in the right direction. I'm hoping next week will bring 2.4 more for my 5lb challenge and if not at least 1 for my sixty. I saw my doc today and as long as Im not having anymore symptoms that are getting worse from my concussion I don't need to go back for a month and then we will discuss cutting down my blood pressure pills because it has come way down with my weight loss, he just wants to make sure I get over this concussion. Well bye for now .

Amarantha2
08-21-2002, 12:26 AM
AMARANTHA, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, UP 1

ANAGRAM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11, DOWN 1.8

BABETTE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 15

BYRD, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 19, DOWN 1

BOBSGAL, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 1

DOLLAR, FIVE DOWN BY, AUG. 27, DOWN 2.6

DAUGHTER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 3, DOWN .6

DUSTCATCHER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 13

GTERA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 30, DOWN 3.2

GUINEVER, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 31, DOWN 1

JUSDOIT, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 2

KARENA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 26, DOWN 1

KAYLETS, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN .5

MARUSHA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 27

PUNKINSEED, FIVE-PNT-FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 3.5

RYCHERBABE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 2, DOWN 1.6

SARAHBELLA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 28, DOWN 2.25

SWEETMOM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 3

UPANDAWAY, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11

WSW, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 18

dustcatcher
08-21-2002, 01:37 AM
Hi everyone, I weighed myself and was really shocked----I lost 4 lbs this past week! I have been trying really hard and finally some results! I wouldn't expect to lose that much every week though! But I am real proud of myself today!
You are all doing great too!

dustcatcher

sweetmom
08-21-2002, 10:31 AM
Congrats Dustcatcher! I know how you feel, when I realized I lost 8 lbs and for the first time in 3 yrs I was on the south side of 150, I wanted to cry tears of joy! I think the important thing to remember is that weight fluctuates. This is why, no matter how tempting it is, I only weigh in once a week. In fact, using the scale at the supermarket helps because it helps me to stay on track with my shopping.

Dollar had expressed guilt in eating out. I lalso ove to eat out, and was horrified to realize that the amount of steak they serve at an average steak house, for the smallest portion, is equivalent to 3 days worth of meat protein. The American Heart Assoc suggests that when eating out, ask for a to go box at the beginning of the meal and box 1/2 of your meal. This way it's not on your plate so your not tempted and you have ja good lunch for the folowing day!

Amarantha2
08-21-2002, 10:55 AM
Elbertine Pep reporting: Congrats to Dollar, Daughter and Dustcatcher for great losses!!! :cb: I shall update list presently!!! :cp:

Dost thou Royal Challengers o' the Team o' Five realize that EACH list post representeth progress by one or another challenger (well, except Emp. Amarantha, who nevertheless expecteth a great loss this week)!!! HOW GREAT IS THAT? WHO IS BETTER THAN US? :cp:

Amarantha hath had another five-star day in meeting all the challenges she set yesterday and her calories were good at 1770, with 45 minutes of exercise ... part of which was done on the Arizona Trail during her work trip ... she sneaketh those little roadside hikes in regularly now!

Amarantha's challenges for today are 1) 1600-1799 calories (less if she desireth, but she won't); 2) 80 minutes of MODERATE AND SAFE exercise broken up through day ... she emphathize to me, her personal trainer Elbertine Pep, that this does not represent excessive exercise when it is broken up through day, moderate and safe ... she just wisheth to be active!

That is all, update of list to follow! Over and out! Onward and downward!!!

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Amarantha2
08-21-2002, 11:05 AM
AMARANTHA, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, UP 1

ANAGRAM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11, DOWN 1.8

BABETTE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 15

BYRD, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 19, DOWN 1

BOBSGAL, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 1

DOLLAR, FIVE DOWN BY, AUG. 27, DOWN 2.6

DAUGHTER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 3, DOWN .6

DUSTCATCHER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 13, DOWN 4

GTERA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 30, DOWN 3.2

GUINEVER, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 31, DOWN 1

JUSDOIT, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 2

KARENA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 26, DOWN 1

KAYLETS, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN .5

MARUSHA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 27

PUNKINSEED, FIVE-PNT-FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 3.5

RYCHERBABE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 2, DOWN 1.6

SARAHBELLA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 28, DOWN 2.25

SWEETMOM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 3

UPANDAWAY, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11

WSW, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 18

Punkinseed
08-21-2002, 11:10 AM
Mornin' all...

I think I'm getting a sniffle in my nose. I'm achey, pissy, grouchy and I want to go back to bed. I was up all night because I couldn't breathe and some a$$h@<es decided 11pm was a *good* time to tune up their Harley and have a party - mind you the ranch where I live has a curfew. Next time I'm callin' the cops. Yes, I AM the neighbor from ****... I figure if people can't practice common courtesy then they don't deserve to live here in peace and quiet. I called the police and animal control on one guy so many times (now, WHY do you have to have 16 dogs that bark *all night long*??) that he finally moved.... I ended up making friends with the animal control lady and she told him if he got one more phone call about the noise she was going to start actions to evict him (he rented). Guess who made the last phone call at 2am?? yea, I guess I'm mean. Whatever. :rolleyes:

Kaylets - I'm touched! That was my quote from the 21 Day thread. I'm surprised and thrilled that it's kinda found a life of its' own...

Amarantha - Oh be careful with those ant stakes! My old lab Sheba ate one and had to have her stomach pumped (ew). She was not a happy girl after that!
I'm with you about jumping in the tub until it's over... I'll bring my new bubble bath - coconut scented! It smells like that old pena colada sun tan oil they used to use in the 70's/80's. Mmmmmm.....

Sarah - I'm glad to see you made it through the day. There must've been something in the air. I went home, had a wonderful healthy dinner, then made 2 (yes, 2) peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and started to make quesadeas(?) (ate 1/2 of those) then realized it was 9:30pm, I felt like crap, wasn't even hungry and threw out what I hadn't finished. I think what led me to my binge was not eating enough in the first place. By the time I'd finished dinner I was still only at 20 points (Weight Watchers). Minimum for me is 26 - so I think this set me up for a scarf-fest.

As for support. My ex wasn't supportive. He was a fast food junky and even when I told him I was going to WW he still insisted we ate out 3-5 times a week (he was extremely picky and only ate a few foods I cooked and NO vegetables). His attitude was "well you don't have to eat it". Right, I'm just going to sit here and watch you stuff fries into your face. He ended up having a weight problem too eventually and believe it or not, I managed to loose 80 pounds while eating fast food with him 90% of the time (sometimes I'd start a fight so I could stay home - mean, but he was killing me!). It was extremely hard on me though and I resented him for putting me in that position and not taking my feelings and needs into account. Actually, this behavior bled through to other parts of our relationship and is part of why we're not together anymore. I haven't seen him in years but I can guarantee you I'm healthier than he is! :lol:

Dollar & daughter - Congrats on the losses!!!

Dustcatcher - 4 pounds?!? Now, if THAT doesn't motivate you.... Good goin'!

Well, I'm gonna go find a box, or CASE of tissue and attempt to make it a productive day. I will guarantee you there will be no exercise tonight. I'm going home, making dinner and getting into bed.

Achoo,
Terri

anagram
08-21-2002, 11:55 AM
Power of five!!!! Have lost 1.6 this week for a total of 3.4 pounds of my five. For me, this is a huge loss - I am usually a much slower loser but I am grateful and will remember this when temptation summons.

Upandaway, my losing date buddy, if you're lurking, come on in!

jusdoit
08-21-2002, 01:06 PM
I am in awe of the losses that are going on around here. I'm so proud to be a part of this group :).

Yesterday I got a good run in at lunch. This a.m. I was planning on going to the gym for a swim workout..........but I didn't get the ole keester outta bed in time. So, I shall try again for a lunch time run.

Dollar, daughter, dustcatcher, and anagram CONGRATS on the losses.

Sarah, I'm so glad to see that you've already put yesterday behind you and you have a great plan of action! :strong:

Amarantha, I KNOW FOR CERTAIN that you're in for a good loss on the ole scale this week. Your hard work will pay off :D .

I guess that's all for now. Keep up the great work everyone. :wave:

Guinever
08-21-2002, 02:36 PM
Hey all - congrats to everyone! Do you realize that together, we've lost about 30 pounds in this past week and a half? How great is that!

Anyway, I'm down 2 pounds total so yea for me! That means I have a week and 3 days to get these last 3 pounds off my thighs - doable, right? Right!

Sarah - Excellent re-building day! Way to come back around.

Amarantha - Sticking to a pre-made plan is always impossibly hard for me, so I'm impressed!

Punkinseed - That's hilarious! I personally would have called sooner, but maybe I'm just evil :devil: When I lived at home, our neighbor had a dog my dad called the Howler Monkey - same problems as you, but no moving to be had.

Keep it up everyone, doing great!
Genevieve

jusdoit
08-21-2002, 05:00 PM
I ran at lunch/it was awful/I ran at lunch.

I didn't want to do it. I'm tired and I knew it would not be fun. But, somehow I forced myself to go and although it stunk.....I don't regret it for a minute! :cp: if I don't say so myself ;) .

Guinever, congrats on the exellent loss. Those last three pounds are shakin' in their boots :dance: :dance: :dance:

dollar
08-21-2002, 05:09 PM
Im so impressed with all the weight loss and hard work that goes on in here you are all such an inspiraation. I have been in a bit of a fowl mood today, went shopping with the kids and it just got to me. I'm a lot more tolerant usaully but I just found them rather demanding and they aren't young, 19, 16 & 11 and 2 year old grandson. So I came home had a light lunch and went to bed for a nap I feel much better now. I just have to accept that I get like this after the concussion, especially now that I stopped my medication, this too shall pass.
Before we went out today I made sure everyone had a good breakfast so we weren't tempted to eat out it worked really well and now Im working on supper. Well I hope to get out for my walk tonight so I will say bye for now. Hope you all have a great day.

Amarantha2
08-21-2002, 07:05 PM
Yo, guys! You are all so successful and proactive ... I'm excited to be a part of this energetic group ... I'm going to do another list update because ANAGRAM AND GUINEVER HATH NEW LOSSES :cp: If I get any of these wrong please either cut and paste a correct one or just post and tell me ... either way's fine I love seeing the list and KNOW I will post a loss there next week. If youse guys pass your date, please post an update, too? Ok? So I won't get all sad and dejected and feel you went away? :cb: I know Byrd is going to update us on her date when she choose one, so that's cool! :dance:

I have to cover a late, late, late meeting tonight in the mountains, so good night all!!! List follows.

Amarantha2
08-21-2002, 07:15 PM
AMARANTHA, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, UP 1

ANAGRAM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11, DOWN 3.4

BABETTE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 15

BYRD, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 19, DOWN 1

BOBSGAL, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 1

DOLLAR, FIVE DOWN BY, AUG. 27, DOWN 2.6

DAUGHTER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 3, DOWN .6

DUSTCATCHER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 13, DOWN 4

GTERA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 30, DOWN 3.2

GUINEVER, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 31, DOWN 2

JUSDOIT, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 2

KARENA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 26, DOWN 1

KAYLETS, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN .5

MARUSHA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 27

PUNKINSEED, FIVE-PNT-FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 3.5

RYCHERBABE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 2, DOWN 1.6

SARAHBELLA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 28, DOWN 2.25

SWEETMOM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 3

UPANDAWAY, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11

WSW, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 18

Kaylets
08-21-2002, 09:57 PM
Hello all!!

Almost time for the weekend!!

Not sure which thread asked me how much I was paying for the Bland Farms Vidalia Mustard Dressing so I am telling everybody-
Went to BJ's tonight and its $2.99 for 32oz bottle. We are using it everyday- I had some on a veggie burger and it was wonderful.

Scale was very interesting this morning but I will be patient and wait for Monday- I know, I know what you are all thinking- " You shouldnt weigh yourself everyday" - Yes, I heard that many times and believed it too- BUT-- since I have been weighing myself daily ( on my new Scale for those of you who remember that nearsighted story) -- I have really come to understand how your weight will fluctuate. I do not allow myself to be upset by a gain or no decrease-- I am only allowed to use it for motivation-- and belive me it is motivating. Thats just my opinion.

Punkinseed- Nyquil is the only thing that works for me when I get those kinds of colds- Yes, it will knock you out- Sleep is my best medicine so Nyquil is what I do. Again, just my opinion.

Everyone is doing just tremendous!! Can't think of a cheer but you know what I mean. :grouphug:
Got myself some Light Laughing Cow cheese tonight. Any ideas?

Anyone else having luck losing faster by doubling up on the calcium foods?

and what about the latest news flash about green tea raising your metabolism? One cup can bring it up the same as a 10 minute walk?? so then I should drink 6 cups??

Maybe that's why the cow is laughing?

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!!
:grouphug:

dollar
08-21-2002, 11:14 PM
Kaylets I work with a girl who swears by green tea that it is the best thing going, I actually have some in my pantry maybe I should give it a try. Can't hurt anyway.

anagram
08-22-2002, 07:38 AM
I've been drinking green tea daily for a long time now (for rheumatoid arthritis - it's supposed to help with the inflammation and I think it does). But I had never heard it helped with weight loss. I've been surprised so far that I'm losing better than I ever had in the past - may be that's why! Well at any rate, I'm not quitting my green tea - cuppa's waiting for me as I type.

Good losing day, all!

Kaylets
08-22-2002, 08:41 PM
Here we go, ALMOST FRIDAY>>.


Aramantha, could it be that the fat cells conspire to make moodiness and then in turn CRAVINGS... could it be a secret plot, like on the Xfiles or maybe that's what they are doing in Area 54?? For their own survival, the fat cells send mixed messages to the brain? Is this really me thinking or is it what the fat wants me to think.... Do I see a tiny dimple showing? Do we have at least a little glint back in the eye? :lol:

Sometimes we feel crummy- sometimes my dogs run when they see me coming- sometimes big scary guys do the same--

So, what would you like to do? or not do? or eat? something you would only have if you went out? I can't help but cheer up with a big plate of shrimp -


Maybe we should open the spa for a special event- -
Did you really say you put sugar on sf icecream? I have never thought of that.

in the morning it will be FRIDAY

dollar
08-22-2002, 10:35 PM
Can't wait for it to be Fri I don't have to work till Sat. I have had a headache for the last 2 1/2 days so Im hoping I don't have one in the morning if I do I have to go back to the doc because it could have to do with the concussion and if I don't go back my hubby wil shoot me he doesn't like that Im having them.
I must go look out the green tea maybe that will help. I have still been managing to stay in my points and keeping on track. Normally by now I would have tried the chocolate bar for the headache and if that didn't work it would be the bag of chips so I guess that is a good thing that Im staying away from them. Well I haven't had my frozen yogurt yet today so I guess I should go have it so I stay in my points it is already accounted for. Well have a good Fri.

RycherBabe
08-23-2002, 09:52 AM
I'm down to 202 even. It's not much of a loss but it's still a loss. :D I am confident that I will lose five pounds by Labor Day. :)

Patti

Punkinseed
08-23-2002, 05:21 PM
Finally Friday!!

It must be the full moon, but everything that could go wrong, just about has... only 2 more hours of work then I'm outta' here! I'm looking forward to a wonderful rainy overcast weekend :rain: and maybe I'll bake some zucchini bread...

I bought a simulated sunrise alarm clock yesterday and can't wait for it to get here. Has anyone tried these? It's supposed to help with SAD, that I was nailed with last winter (my first bad winter in OR).

Nothin' else much going. Hoping for a loss next week (got the peanut butter out of the house, that should help)

Patti - Congrats on the loss!!! You're going to be in Onederland soon!!!

Dollar - Do you get weather headaches?? I've had one for going on 3 days too because our weather's changing. It's awful... I hope it's not related to your concussion.

:cp: to all you wonderful loosers!

I hear thunder... better get off the 'puter! :yikes:

Terri

dollar
08-23-2002, 06:06 PM
Hi Punkinseed,
Im hoping it is just weather related but it has been a nice day here today nice breeze blowing not too hot no humidity for a change, and I have had another headache today. Oh well I shall see what the weekend brings, no sense in complaining this too shall pass.

Well my kids are starting to gear up to the return to classes next week is what we call our dry run week, they must get up dressed and have breakfast and be ready to go out the door at the time they would have to when classes resume Sept 3. They really hate me for this but come the following week it isn't such a shock to them to get up early. they all leave at different times so the bathroom time must get coordinated so everyone has a chance to get in. One is in college, one in high school and one in elementary school plus my husband leaves for work and so do I but I don't go till everyone has left. I get 1 1/2 hours to get myself ready for work and get my grandson ready for the sitters. when it all works well it is like a well oiled machine but if one person sleeps in it is disasterous (we have only one bathroom). It sure keeps life interesting.
My girls and my grandson went to the zoo today so my son and I have had the day to ourselves, he really enjoys these type of days because he has me to himself, we have had a very nice day together. well time to run I have dinner to make for us both, of course it will be something different for each of us mine low fat, low calorie and his will be the opposite, he wants KD. Have a great evening everyone.

dollar
08-23-2002, 08:10 PM
Hi Ladies,
It is me again. Just an important message that some people don't realize, To much of a good thing is bad and that goes for our water consumption, if you drink too much water you can cause an electrolyte imbalance in your body and this can be very serious stuff. Yes our water is important to our weight loss but just keep in mind that too much is also not good. I drink lots of water in a day but after seeing what it can do to you I use a little more caution, make sure you are also taking in other fluids like juice and stuff. Ijust thought I would let you know.

Guinever
08-23-2002, 10:44 PM
Ug, so there's good news and there's bad news. Good news is, I'm down 3 pounds! Bad news is, I feel like crap. I think I have some sort of inner ear problem because my whole head is all fuzzy and plugged up. And you know that dizzy/going to fall down feeling that you get when you stand up too fast? Yeah, I get that every time I stand up. Blah. So I missed my daily run for the 1st time in like a month, but at least the scale is happy, right?

I'm also supposed to help my mom who's catering this HUGE wedding tomorrow and I don't want to back out, but if I can't walk a straight line, I'm probably not much good.

dollar - I'm so sorry about your marathon headache, I'm certainly feeling you right now! Good job not turning to chocolate, pain tends to cloud judgment, so I'm sure it's especially hard right now.

Punkinseed - I have always wanted to try those daylight alarms! I think years of waking up to that awful blaring BEEP BEEP BEEP sound has really messed with me. Even hearing it on TV terrifies me at this point, I feel like I need to get up and go to class or something!

Keep on loosing! Genevieve

dollar
08-24-2002, 09:48 AM
Hey Guinever great loss congrats. Hope your feeling better sure sounds like inner ear you take care of yourself. im just getting ready to head to work Im back working every other weekend again but I don't mind that way Im home a bit more during the week so I can take care of my grandson while my daughter goes to school.
Everyone have a great day.

Byrd
08-24-2002, 12:24 PM
Well I've finally decided that September 16th will be my target date. It's a lot farther off than my original date, but sometimes you just have to make adjustments. This week I've made a mess of things & it was all intentional (if you can believe that), but I'm going to straighten things out & get back on track :wizard:

Has anyone ever tried the Leslie Sansone walking tapes? I'm thinking of purchasing them & I would like to have some opinions. BTW, I have asthma & have a hard time with anything strenous. :yikes:

Have a great w/e all :grouphug:

Amarantha2
08-24-2002, 03:06 PM
Hi, all! Can't post a lot right at the moment, but wanted to say, "Congrats to Guinever and RycherBabe for their losses. Amarantha will updateth the list presently. If I miss anyone's just feel free to tell me or update yourself by cutting and pasting. I'm on heavy deadline this weekend and might inadvertently skip something. I'll post my weigh-in tomorrow!!! I've been OP for the whole week so if I don't lose, I'll throw the scale across the room! I am still very moody! :cp:

Byrd: I have collected Leslie Sansone tapes for years, not just these latest ones Goodtimes is now marketing. I think you will love them. When I was more than 100 pounds overweight, these tapes saved my life. Over the years (she's probably in her 40s-50s, looks great), she's had a lot of different styles but they all add up to the same walking indoors workouts ... some of them add jogging ... some people think these tapes are not intense enough to be aerobic but I (along with many other satisifed users) find them very good exercise that you can modify to be gentle or intense as you go along. If you can find some older ones, I think you'll like them better than the newer ones now being marketed by Goodtimes, but these are quite good also ... just be sure to buy them from Collage Video (Walmart and Sports Authority sell sets of them, too). If you buy them directly from Leslie's site you are ordering from Goodtimes (which holds the licensing) and this is a bad idea (in my opinion) as many people (including me) have had trouble with Goodtimes' business practices (you are likely to either not get what you ordered and get charged for it or to get things you didn't order and get charged for it and/or a variation of the two ... Richard Simmons and the new Firms are also marketed by Goodtimes ... and not be able to get them to stop charging your credit card ... I had to cancel a credit card just to get Goodtimes to stop charging it). It's just all around best to buy the tapes elsewhere and don't let them sell you "vitamins" (these contain a form of ephedra). That said, the new Leslie tapes with balls, as well as Leslie's pre-Goodtimes tapes and even her golden old, oldies are great products in my not so humble opinion.

To all who are ailing, get better soon ... next week is going to be better for all The Power of Five, I just feel it!

Q. Punkin o' Friday ... your seaside scenario made me laugh! Hmmm. I definetly needed that.

List followeth!

Amarantha2
08-24-2002, 06:55 PM
AMARANTHA, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, UP 1

ANAGRAM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11, DOWN 3.4

BABETTE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 15

BYRD, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 16, DOWN 1

BOBSGAL, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 1

DOLLAR, FIVE DOWN BY, AUG. 27, DOWN 2.6

DAUGHTER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 3, DOWN .6

DUSTCATCHER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 13, DOWN 4

GTERA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 30, DOWN 3.2

GUINEVER, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 31, DOWN 5

JUSDOIT, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 2

KARENA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 26, DOWN 1

KAYLETS, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN .5

MARUSHA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 27

PUNKINSEED, FIVE-PNT-FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 3.5

RYCHERBABE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 2, DOWN ?

SARAHBELLA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 28, DOWN 2.25

SWEETMOM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 3

UPANDAWAY, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11

WSW, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 18


:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Amarantha2
08-24-2002, 07:04 PM
Red Alert to Power of Five: Amarantha confuseth herself! RycherBabe, wasn't sure what your pounds down were in the new update, so just put a question mark. Pls let me know the figure and I'll change! :)

Orange Alert: GUINEVER, IF YOU ARE DOWN THREE AND WERE ALREADY DOWN TWO, by my calculations, you hath meteth your FIVE POUND CHALLENGE!!!! WOO-HOO!!! :cp: :cb: YOU ARE THE FIRST ONE! WHAT WILL YOU CLAIM AS YOUR PRIZE?

Guinever
08-24-2002, 09:05 PM
Woo Hoo! Hmmmm, my prize....let's see...I guess my biggest prize I'm giving myself would have to be the fact that I can finally just roll out of bed and pull on any old pair of pants I have in the closet and have it look great (and not have to pair certain pants with certain shirts to hide any "problem areas") . Oh! And after this damned inner ear thing clears up and I stop passing out when I stand too fast :( I'll be able to go to the gym and punch a number into the elliptical machine that I'm not afraid of the person next to me seeing.

So next order of business, my NEXT 5 POUND goal! I think I'll set it for September 14th. I'm going back to school next week, so all that craziness should make for many a missed workout and poorly chosen meal, so I'll set my sights further away this time.

Keep it up everyone! If I can do it, ALL of you can! I'll even drive on over to your house and go all Richard Simmons on you :) No, not really, but thank you all for being here when I really wanted to turn to food instead. I can't begin to describe how much easier it's made my journey - but then, I guess I don't have to, I mean, you're all here too!


Guinever

Amarantha2
08-24-2002, 10:38 PM
AMARANTHA, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, UP 1

ANAGRAM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11, DOWN 3.4

BABETTE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 15

BYRD, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 16, DOWN 1

BOBSGAL, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 1

DOLLAR, FIVE DOWN BY, AUG. 27, DOWN 2.6

DAUGHTER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 3, DOWN .6

DUSTCATCHER, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 13, DOWN 4

GTERA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 30, DOWN 3.2

GUINEVER, 2ND CHALLENGE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 14

JUSDOIT, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 2

KARENA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 26, DOWN 1

KAYLETS, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN .5

MARUSHA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 27

PUNKINSEED, FIVE-PNT-FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 9, DOWN 3.5

RYCHERBABE, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 2, DOWN ?

SARAHBELLA, FIVE DOWN BY AUG. 28, DOWN 2.25

SWEETMOM, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 1, DOWN 3

UPANDAWAY, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 11

WSW, FIVE DOWN BY SEPT. 18


:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Kaylets
08-24-2002, 11:09 PM
Hello all!!

Guinever - congrats on making your challenge!! Any tips to share? I'm always on the lookout for a good tip.

That's why when I was at the hairdresser's today, I picked up the Oprah Magazine that said "Scientists reveal secrets of weight loss"
Seems like they have decided that if you lose weight -- you will gain it back if you return to your old eating habits.
:dizzy: :shrug: :censored: :censored: :censored:

I guess that makes all scientists!!

Their other conclusion- you only will keep the any weight lost off if you change your lifestyle--

Heehee.....Just glad I didnt pay to read that article!!

Byrd
08-24-2002, 11:30 PM
Golly Gee, I'm a scientist & I didn't even know it :yes: :joker: :genie: Do you think I can put that on my resume??? LOL

Amarantha2
08-25-2002, 02:11 AM
and science is right! It'll come back!!! :dance:

But we of the Power o' Five are dedicated to the proposition that those pounds will be happier somewhere else and we're NEVER going to let 'em drift back in here. YOU BET!!! :cp:

Elbertine Pep hath a theory that those cute cuddly Pounds of Fat have a secret resort where they go when we chase 'em out. They rest there and eat things like french fries and dulce de leche and lie on the couch all day and feel sorry for themselves until they're strong enough to make a run back to try to reclaim their home on our physiques. Elbertine thinks we should contribute even more french fries, etc., to the fat resort so that the Pounds of Fat will want to stay there and invite their friends. She hath consulted scientists on this matter and they assure her that the more slothful those Pounds of Fat get, the less likely they are to move and bother innocent fitness folk like us. So let's all root out the french fries, dulce de leche, ice cream (well, maybe not all the ice cream), mayo, chips, and the like from our kitchens and send it off to the central clearinghouse for the care and feeding of expatriate Pounds of Fat. Let's keep 'em happy, folks, and they won't be bothering us. :queen: :hypno:

WE WILL DO THIS!!! :yes:

Amarantha2
08-25-2002, 01:16 PM
Woo-Hoo!!! Amarantha is down 1.5 pounds, .5 of the Five Pound Challenge weight!!! Kaylets, I answered your PM on the 21-day thread ... couldn't PM you but thanks for thinking about me!!! I also explained at probably too-detailed length my personal moon challenge, which involves TWO BLOCKS ... so I'm legit to post on the 21-day again!!! :)

If no one minds, I'm going to post an updated list on a new thread ... feel somewhat egotistical always having my name at the top of the list, but it's only because it falls that way in the alphabet.

My new stats since starting the challenge: 165 (starting weight for challenge)/164.5 (current weight)/160 (challenge goal)/135 (ultimate goal)

RED ALERT TO POWER OF FIVE: PLS POSTETH NOT HERE BUT ON FIVE POUND CHALLENGE #3!!!! THANKEE KINDLY!!! SIGNED, ELBERTINE PEP, PERSONAL TRAINER TO ROYALTY!

anagram
08-25-2002, 03:21 PM
ALL HAIL, GUINEVER! Always nice to be first.

Kaylets
08-25-2002, 08:27 PM
Anagram, you got me started - now I'm singing- Is your quote the song title or...??


I'm wondering what my weigh in tomorrow will show- hee, hee,
makes it really interesting when you have a deadline on your challenge doesnt it!!:dizzy: ;)

dollar
08-25-2002, 09:16 PM
Congrats to you Guinever you rock!!!!!!!

Well what a great day this is 2 days headache free for me, plus I managed to play 9 holes of golf. This if the first time since the car accident June 26 that I have been able to do that and then when we got home I went for a walk with the dog and did a quick 15min around the ball diamond when we got to the school....I feel so pumped it is so nice to be feeling close to myself again after so long.

Does anybody know the point value of cabbage rolls, I ate them at a rest. so I can't check the package.

Have a good evening everyone.

Amarantha2
08-26-2002, 01:19 AM
Yowza, Power o' Five folk, don't forget to posteth on the Five Pound Challenge #3 instead of here so we can remain united against the forces of the FLABBY FIVE POUNDS ... at least mine are flabby.

Dollar, I'm so happy for you on your headache free zone and it must have felt wonderful to be feeling like exercising twice ... it's great to be active ... you are doing great. I don't know about cabbage rolls ... maybe you could just use the points for a brand you do know ... that's what I do when I can't estimate a calorie count of something ... to me it's not so important that I'm 100 percent correct in the count, only that I've assigned it a count and remain consistent.

Good luck on your weigh-in Kaylets!!! :)

POSTETH ON THREAD #3 (please?)!!! Thanks! :cp: :cb: :dance: :queen: