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10-07-2002, 02:49 PM
Got the scale shock this morning. 289. Lovely, just lovely. I am up 20 lbs from my lowest in April of this year. Very disappointed in myself. Time for some tough love. From myself and everyone who cares about me. This is ridiculous. Enough is enough.

I have been feeling like I needed a new plan, so I am starting my new, "Am I hungry...What's the BEST choice" living today. I am just going to do what needs to be done. Eat when I'm hungry, drink when I'm not and when I am hungry I am going to make the best choice possible. BUT, if I don't see results on Monday, the 14th...it's back to counting. (please call me on this!!) I'm hoping this will push me into more life changes instead of being on a diet that I'm either "on" or "off". I have a very on/off mentality about this whole thing and that needs to change. I need something that I won't get "tired of" or bored with.

10-07-2002, 03:20 PM


I am holding you're hand all the way there Sandi!

10-07-2002, 03:40 PM
:grouphug: :grouphug:

It's tough to "fall of the wagon" when we're doing this weight loss thing. But you are a strong, strong woman, Sandi, & I KNOW you can do this.

Maybe this change is just thing you need!

I'm here to support you in any way I can (& I'm always good at giving a swift kick in the arse if ya need it!) ;) :D

10-07-2002, 04:06 PM
I'm holding you to that Kayla!!! :)

10-07-2002, 04:14 PM
Okay, Sandi! :) Hmmm... we need a smilie of a little guy getting a boot to the bum!!! :)

10-07-2002, 11:06 PM
hey girl!!!! HOOSIERS DON'T GIVE UP!!!!! trust me on this one. my mom is the most stubborn determined woman i've ever met!!! the only ones who've ever come close are all her hoosier relatives..

so, do what you know is right. we're behind you all the way.. kicking and nagging the whole time...

10-07-2002, 11:47 PM
Hey Sandi...I know what you are feeling! I have been on the "eat when you're hungry, don't when you're not" plan for about four weeks now and I've only gained one pound. I figure all I need to do is throw some exercise in the mix and I will lose again.

I'm buying a Bowflex....always wanted one...I'm just waiting for my credit to be approved.

10-08-2002, 01:08 AM
I started my woe with that plan, its and oldie and a goodie! I soon found I had to add things like exersize over the following weeks but it certianly is a great place to start to get used to eating lowfat without falling off the wagon. My woe is constantly changing and evolving as I get better at it or as my body gets more resistant to dieting, I dont think of it as failure to change eating plans - change is good. As long as you keep trying and keep focused on what your trying to achieve you'll get there. Best of luck Sandi,


10-08-2002, 09:43 AM
I'm in the same boat you are right now.

We need to find that groove!

10-08-2002, 09:54 AM

I really don't know what to say. I wish I had some magic :wizard: fairy dust. I only have one question. Are you ready? I know that yes, your ready to lose the weight, but are you "truly" ready? I ask, because I've been there. I thought I was ready, many times before. I wanted to lose the weight so bad, that the thought of doing so would make me cry. I would become over whelmed. I dreaded being on a diet. Every morning was an internal struggle. But this time.....I had an epihany.....Something came over me. A sense of peace and calmness, a "can do" attitude. The attitude that I was doig this for me and only me. This feeling came over me in June of this year and in 4 months I've dropped over 45 pounds! Do I have my highs and lows? of course. But since that day, I have come to embrace each new day. I don't dread it like in the past. I believe that the biggest contributor to this journey, is our mind set. Everyone here believes in you, but do you believe in yourself?

10-08-2002, 09:58 AM
I am going to shock my system. No more little bit here, little bit there. I will survive the next 7 days..and then I will feel so good..I will keep going.

The end of the year is almsot here. Now or never for me!

10-08-2002, 10:02 AM
{{Sandi}}} Don't despair!! Your new mindset is right on target--make the best possible choice when you're hungry. Just remember to take it one day, one meal, one hour at a time. You can do this!!!!


10-08-2002, 11:06 AM
Sandi... How is the "Best Choice Living" going after a day? Remember... I'm here to keep you in line! ;)

10-08-2002, 12:03 PM
Yesterday went well. It felt good not to have the pressure of a diet. I didn't get back on the scale, waiting until Monday. Really wanted a doughnut this morning, had skim milk and a banana.

Tonight I am going to see Cher, so that means we will be eating downtown (Chicago). SO we'll see how "best choice works there". That'll be a good test. I am excited though, normally, it would have been...well there is no way I'll do good tonight, so I will be over my points anyway, let's just go all the way!. Now it's one choice at a time.

Dyan - I think I need to just do for a while. I don't know if I'm ready. This no pressure thing I like. But I'm glad I have you all watching my back!! :grouphug: When is your surgery scheduled?

10-08-2002, 12:37 PM
Yipee for Sandi :cb: :cp: !! I'm so glad that yesterday went well and all the pressure is off. Life is so much more relaxing that way. We can only do so much right? I just want to get up and dance for ya....this what I would probably look like :dance: , hehe.

Have a great seeing Cher.....I really like her.

As far as the surgery goes, I should be finding out on Thursday. I should also be finding out if they'll cut me open or do the belly button thing. Got my fingers crossed for the BB, scared to death to go under "the knife".

Dyan the :chicken:

10-08-2002, 02:04 PM
fingers crossed. Be sure to let us know.

10-08-2002, 02:24 PM

22 pounds gone! That's marvelous! And, even though you're up from April, I say that it's so great that you've caught yourself NOW rather than all the way back up.

I'm sure you will have a successful week - and I look forward to hearing about it!
(new chick)

10-08-2002, 07:39 PM
I have to agree,atleast you have caught yourself before getting back to your "starting weight". I have done that before. Go on a "diet" (think starvation) for 6 months-lose 50 pounds and then gain it all back plus more in a year or so. It makes you feel so defeated--you just dont know!! Then it takes forever to get the nerve up to try againg. I have done this on three seperate occasions. This time has taken waaaay longer to lose cause I am not starving myself--- but atleast I havent gained my weight back. Sometimes like right now I am just not very motivated and it shows! I am staying the same weight (within 5 pounds) for the past month or so. I wish my motivation fairy would come back and kick my arse!!:lol: Atleast those 60 pounds are gone and I am happy with that and keep getting compliments, but I need to get over this 60 POUND WALL!! :(

we are in this with ya chickie!!

10-09-2002, 07:15 PM
Good luck. It sure seems like you have had a good bout of motivation. I hope that this is it for you!!! Besides with Snowball after you I know you can do it (she sure scares me :) )!

10-11-2002, 04:41 AM

I know just how you feel. I totally empathize with you.

There have been times where I"ve been in total scale denial. I figure if I don't weigh myself and actually see the numbers, it won't count. (yeah, right)

Best of luck on your new plan. I'm here for you :)

(from someone who has lost and gained the same six pounds since March : ( I'm not getting anywhere with this weight loss journey-doomed from the start!

Take care,

10-11-2002, 10:20 AM
Sandi..how'd you do this week???

I did pretty good. No difference on the scale this morning..BUT...I know I must increase my water.

I expect a loss after 3 days OP...LMAO..am funny, aren't I?

10-11-2002, 11:59 AM
Hi Sandi,

Here's the 4 1 1 on my gall bladder surgery. It has been scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15th. They will be doing a Lap Chole (the small incisions), thank goodness. It should take about 45 mins to an hour. Then I will go home approx. 2-4 hours later. Doc said if I have it on Friday, I probably won't be much good that day. Saturday I 'll be a little sore and by Sunday I should start to get back into my normal routine. I'm waiting to talk to the Surgeon who will actually be doing my surgery, to find out about exercise. I had another gall bladder attack this morning and can't wait to get rid of it. The pain is just way too intense. The silver lining is that I'll be on disability for 2 weeks (100% pay), so I won't have to use my personal time off when I go on vacation. I have the surgery on the 15th, and we leave on the 22nd, returning the 29th, which is when I'll be on dis. YIPPEE. I need all the time I have, for when our company shuts down at Christmas (Dec. 21st - Jan. 1st). As my surgery approaches I will keep you informed. Thanks for caring! :goodvibes

10-11-2002, 12:29 PM
Yahhh!! I am soooo glad they can do the small incision. We'll keep you in our prayers.

10-11-2002, 03:08 PM
Hi Sandi

You are soo sooo lucky to see Cher!! I am a huge fan. Every day when I am in the shower I love to listen to her greatest hits, especially 'Just like Jesse James' which is my all time favourite.

Be careful when you eat tonight, have a break cause you're going to have a great evening and available and suitable food choices may be absent, however, try and make the right choice.

I feel that before you eat anything, you should think, 'am i hungry?', 'do i really want to eat this?', 'is there anything better for my health on the menu'?, etc, i know it's very easy to say on paper, but if you are feeling determined to do something about your weight gain, then i think you should make the effort to choose wisely.

Have a great evening, and hope you let us know how it went!!


10-11-2002, 03:12 PM
Dyan..I'll be thinking about you...*hugs*

10-11-2002, 05:30 PM
Dyan, I'll be thinking of you & hoping you don't have anymore attacks before the surgery!!! {{{hugs}}}