LA Weight Loss - October 2010

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10-04-2010, 12:37 PM
Hey-I've never started a monthly (or weekly) thread here before!

Got my surgery date this morning-Jan 18th! I wish it could be sooner-but what are you gonna do? ;)

Happy Monday!

10-04-2010, 12:59 PM
hello all!

that's good news, JM! Keep your focus until then!

not much going on with me..same, same, same.

10-04-2010, 01:26 PM
Congrats on the date, JM. Keep up the good work with what your are doing and the surgery recovery will be that much better! A friend of ours had gastric b-p in May and we saw her for the 1st time on Friday and she is down 105#, looks great. She had been walking with 2 canes pre-surgery, and now she is cane-less (she's only 47 yrs old). I had a slight pang of jealousy (can only admit that here :) ) but she really needed fast intervention - and she was having no luck on her own.

I had a slower than prior loss last week, but I am still thrilled. Plus, I neglected to obsess on the sclae this weekend, but I think I am down again. I'll see in the AM (but I only post weekly :) ) It is nice to see the numbers head downward, even if by fractions of lbs!

10-04-2010, 02:28 PM
JM, Even though you have to go through the limbo of waiting for months, it is kind of good that they aren't doing it right before the holidays. I'm sure you'd rather have it over with now that you've decided, but at least you have some time to lose the weight that they want you to lose. I started my vitamen D prescription. Not so bad, it is just one pill a week. I read one thing that theorized that those studies where people who drank more milk lost weight faster had to do with the Vitamen D enrichment of milk products. Interesting thought at least.

10-05-2010, 12:12 AM
Hi Jillian, Kim & Barbara :)

JM -- Hurray for having your date!

10-05-2010, 10:59 AM
morning all.

angie--your trampoline jumpers gave me a smile this morning! they're cute!

10-05-2010, 11:55 AM
They caught my eye too!

Jillian - your hair is growing at an alarming rate! It looks terrific - you look like Julia Roberts in "Hook" (You were probably 3 years old when that movie came out... sigh...)

OK, I just googled it, and she looked much shaggier than you in Hook - you look better. And, you weren't 3, you were probably like 10. Whew!

10-05-2010, 12:47 PM
ha! kim..that's funny! yeah, hers looks to be styled to look shaggy and it looks a bit longer. and yes you were close..i was almost 10yrs old when that movie came out!

where in the FRICK is everyone else? hiding behind a naughty latte? being a lazy lurker? "come out come out wherever you are!!" :)

10-05-2010, 02:18 PM
I'm up 2 pounds today, which is really ticking me off. I ate some food I wouldn't normally, but I was still around 1300-1400 calories, which should be absolutely fine. I'll hope that it's water and will whoosh away again quickly. I was kind of counting on a gain this weekend, with Thanksgiving and my birthday and TOM all due in about 4-5 days but this is too early!

I better hit the treadmill hard tonight to get prepared!

I'm glad you guys like my little jumpers!

10-05-2010, 04:53 PM
Sorry I havent popped by..I was probably hiding behind my latte! I actually have had so much crap going on around me lately that I havent watched my weight at all the past week. I feel disappointed in myself because I really wanted to lose some pounds before my anniversary in a few weeks.

My niece has been acting severely depressed and I am feeling like I am at a loss. She wont even leave the house anymore. She stays in bed all day. This is a 20 year old!!! Its scary
Then I have been swamped at work with firing a staff for stealing. Now I have hired but its training time now!!!

Anyways, no excuses!!! I know!!! I need to get my butt in gear. Tonight I am going to boot camp so that should release some frustrations....

Talk to you all later,


10-06-2010, 09:31 AM
Hello All! Its been a LOOOONNNNNNNGGGGG time since I have been in here and posted. Its great to see all the usuals. Congrats on sticking with LAWL. I have often thought about trying something else, but always think you have a plan that works if you will use it.

Hows the baby Jillian?

Its great to see everyones faces again. Keep up the good work.

10-06-2010, 10:12 AM
AMY! Good to hear from you! Funny thing - some of us are still following the LAWL concept, but others have moved on to something else. I just love the friendships and support from my cyberchicks here, so I keep coming back for more!

Are you following any plan? or planning to follow a plan?

10-06-2010, 10:35 AM
wow! good to see you amy! the baby isn't such a baby anymore! X is now almost 1 1/2yrs old. :) she's doing well! we've been solo since may when my DH deployed. but we're doing amazingly well.
keep posting! it's nice to see "oldbies!" pop up!

10-07-2010, 10:56 AM
Ladies I have returned to the LAWL basics of course because I was moving up the scale again. Not really trying to lose anything now, but tyring to feel better and not over do it.

I'm glad everyone is doing well. Sorry to hear about your DH Jillian.

What is everyone doing for Exercise? Me - Walking very little a few days a week. I just can't do the DVDs. I lose interest in about 5 minutes cause I don't look like they do. LOL

Has anyone seen a post from Nichole lately?

10-07-2010, 11:32 AM
No NICOLE has been conspicuously ABSENT lately....{{ahem..}}

Actually, I believe that she has been very busy since her middle DD just competed in her first pageant, and took home a few titles!

This week has been crazy, and I've ended up out of the house for dinner on more than one occasion - which is do-able on this plan, but harder than normal. The sclae appears to be showing it, too - but still hoping for the best tomorrow. Either way, I'm still thrilled to have lost 14 lbs in one month.

I've been meaning to post this for a while, but I found a new favorite in the grocery store - MetroMint water. There is a few flavors (0cal, 0 everything) like orangemint, chocolatemint, peppermint, lemonmint... OMG I love it! The problem is that it was fairly expensive ($1.75 for a 1.16 liter) and I was going through it fast - so, I bought some spearmint extract, and I put a teeny drop into my water (seriously - a little goes a long way) and... tada! Cheap minty water. I need to find some sort of chocolate extract though, because that is a really yummy one. I need to watch how much of the extracts I use, since there is alcohol in them, and that messes with ketosis.

Anyway - off to drink more yummy mint water.

10-07-2010, 01:50 PM
Way to go Kim on losing 14 pounds, thats aweome!!!!!

I am going home this weekend for Canadian Thanksgiving.....not really sure I want to go home tomorrow but oh well!

Feeling blah today, I need to snap out of it.


10-07-2010, 03:58 PM
Oh, that's right - Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian friends!

Mama Nicole
10-07-2010, 07:05 PM
No time, no time, no time....and this, my friends, is why.... :)

i will be back soon :)
miss you all.

10-07-2010, 07:35 PM
Nicole, She is a beauty, just like her mom. Oh my I just looked at your ticker! Did I miss your re-entry into the onderland? congrats. You are doing great.

Kim, the minty water sounds pretty tasty. I will have to try that.

Welcome back Amy! I've done the admittadly silly Richard Simmons DVD's before. He is a little crazy, but if you like to dance it can at least get you off the sofa, and if that 500 pound woman can do, by gosh so can I. I've been doing WW lately, but still post here.

I got on the scale this morning, and for once surprising good news! I was down around 6 pounds from last time! After not seeing the scale move for a few weeks, and trying to not get frustrated, I decided to just give it some time, and time and continued effort works. Of course then I went and put the lower weight into the WW tracker and it reduced my points.. not just for today but for the whole week, so I had already eaten more of my bonus points than I thought I had. I was prepared for lower points going forward. OH well.. they cut you back about 50 calories a day for every 10 pounds you lose.

10-07-2010, 10:06 PM
Hey everyone! My 2 lbs fell off again today and I'm feeling much better.

Kim -- Thanks for the thanksgiving wishes. I'm about to face a whole weekend of mashed potatoes, stuffing and soft white bread...and I WILL PREVAIL! lol -- my accomodation to myself is that I'm making the potatoes with 1/3 potato, 1/3 celery root and 1/3's really delicious and I won't feel guilty about eating a teensy bit. I don't like to mess with ketosis either, it works so well!

Joan -- That Richard Simmons is a crazy loon, but lots of energy!

Amy -- I am not big on videos either, but I'm going to try to get back into doing my yoga/pilates ones at home since i don't want to pay for classes

Barbara -- Congrats on your weight loss, 6 pounds must have been a nice surprise, and its' all thanks to your perseverance!

Nicole -- Congratulations to Bethy! How exciting for you guys, I can't wait to hear all about it!

JM -- How's your keto-sing going?

10-08-2010, 10:54 AM
hello all. just wanted to pop in and say hi. good to see everyone doing well! i'm keeping quite busy and it seems everyone else is too!

happy thanksgiving to the Canadian peeps! :)

10-08-2010, 11:17 AM
Hey all,

I have been absent ( may be lurking once a day) because I was drowning under all the stuff that needed to be unpacked and organized. One week after the moving...and finally I am where I wanted to be. Just the storage needs some sorting.

It is Canadian thanksgiving weekend... my favorite time of the year. Thanks to all my friends on 3FC for the good wishes and happy Thanksgiving to Joan, Angie and all Canadian friends who might be lurking :P

I haven't decided on the menu besides turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce. I am looking for a good stuffing recipe. I might try green beans casserole this year along with some roasted root veggies. Last year...I just started the LAWL program and didn't have much options.My husband wants a pot roast for Thanksgiving...his inner meat-and-potato guy comes out whenever he hears "mashed potato". Which reminds me...I liked the "sweet-potato mash with honey and lemon " from Rachel Ray's show and I might try that. Oh....and of course...pumpkin pie from the LAWL cook-book. But I am also looking forward to the left over...I love turkey pies :)

I love Fall and the bounty it offers.And I love thanksgiving because it gives me a chance to sit back and reflect. How wonderful my life is...and think of all the things I can be grateful about.
Most of all I am grateful that i have the most amazing people in my life who hold my hand no matter what...

have a great weekend all!

10-08-2010, 11:36 AM
Barbara - WTG on the -6#!!!! It's a lovely thing, huh?

Nicole - I knew you would come out of hiding to be a proud mama! She's a beauty, and I'm sure her personality is too.

Angie - Have a great holiday - sounds like you have a good plan. I saw a recipe for mashed cauliflower somewhere on someone's blog here (lotta good it's gonna do me if I can't remember where...D'oh!) and it looked yummy. Apparently you can mix in some mashed turnips or rutabaga to get better texture. I'm going to try it sometime.

Well, I took a fantastic swan dive off of the wagon last night - not going into detail, but suffice it to say, I am not in Ketosis anymore.... and have the headache to prove it... Buckling down for WI tomorrow.

10-08-2010, 03:50 PM
I had a session with the trainers today...O. M. G. they nearly killed me. First one of them worked with me and another lady and then handed us off to another MEANER :club: trainer who worked us both all over again, we did a double work out and skipped the cardio. :whoo: Must be some sort of Thanksgiving pre-turkey tactic they've developed. I thought it was just plain evil while it was happening -- I was flashing back to my horrible Grade 9 gym classes and just about felt like throwing up at one point. I won't feel bad at all if I have a piece of bread at the restaurant tonight!

We are going to a Brazilian rodizzio (sp?) style restaurant, which is great for my diet (no sarcasm). They have a huge salad/starter bar and then the servers bring around about 15 kinds of meat that is all slow roasted on spits, and cut off pieces for you to try.

I am making the stuffing for the big family dinner on Sunday and I'm thinking of sneaking these little high fiber bran crumbs in there along with the bread. I'm sure people would thank me later when the stuffing and butter whooshed out instead of sticking to their butts and thighs. Who couldn't use a little more fiber? I was also going to make some punch out of Crystal Lite, but a couple of my younger (fitter) cousins are onto me and my attempts to 'lighten things up' -- I have to make 2 sets of potatoes recipe I mentioned earlier, and REAL ones for the skinny folks :p

10-11-2010, 01:54 PM
Angie, That sounds like a killer workout. How was your thanksgiving?

Kim, I hope you are firmly back on the wagon. It seems like life is full of opportunities to eat badly. I was thinking the other day how people 500 years ago would consider our problems of not being able to lose weight a really good problem to have compared to constantly starving from lack of food.

MJ, I hope you are settling in and starting to enjoy your new city. Moving is never fun, but often when you first move to a new city you can have a lot of fun exploring it and finding new favorite places and seeing all the sites that the tourists visit when they come there.

Joan, Where is the home where you went to have Thanksgiving? I hope it went well and snapped you out of whatever mood you were in.

A quiet weekend at home for me. Did spin class both Saturday and Sunday. My clothes are starting to feel a little loose, so that is encouraging too.

10-11-2010, 02:34 PM
Hello Ladies.

Nice to see you again Nichole. Sorry but I couldn't see the pic of your lovely daughter. I will try to look when I get home on my non-locked down machine. Work is killin me. LOL

Congrats on the losses ladies. I wish I could report one, but I can report NO Gain. Still sticking close to the basics on the LAWL though so that is good.

Still just walking now and then. No major commitment on anything. We have some weather changing going on here. This week is high 80's. Last week Low 70s. I need some stability. I have been eyeing that Zumba video, but can't commit right now. I know it won't work for me with me sitting on the couch.

My oldest son proposed to his live in girlfriend on Friday. He is 19 to be 20 in January and she will be 20 on the 24th of this month. They just look like kids and have no idea what they are getting themselves into. Both are in college full time.

10-12-2010, 11:16 AM
Wow Amy - engaged at 19! Are they thinking of waiting a while before the wedding? I'm sure it is hard to think of your little boy being all grown up and engaged, but I remember thinking that I had it all figured out at that age. (I was totally wrong, but it all worked out in the end!) Good luck to them both!

Recovered from the cliff diving leap off protocol last week, and am down another 2lbs. Whew! Friends invited us over Saturday and she left a message that said she was making chicken/broccoli/pasta! Ugh! I haven't really told anyone what I am doing, but I had to tell her - no way I could maneuver around that. So, I told her I broke up with carbs, and could she not mix the pasta in with everything. She understood, and all was well.

10-12-2010, 11:23 AM
good morning all. just wanted to stop by and say hi and report that i'm down on the scale again! FINALLY.

10-12-2010, 01:11 PM
Jillian, It has been awhile that you were at that same weight, perhaps you are in for another series of seeing losses on the scale. Isn't it weird how it comes in spurts and is not a linear thing?

Kim another 2 pounds is great! 16 pounds in 4 weeks is wonderful. I found that when you talk about weight loss to other women, most of them are trying to lose weight or working hard to maintain their weight.

Amy, Engaged at 19. Sometimes it works out OK, even if I wouldn't give it high odds. I know people who got together in 6th grade and are still together 40 years later. I guess it all depends on whether the girl in question is a good match for your son, since it is random luck at 19 whether you've picked a gem or a jerk.

10-12-2010, 03:06 PM
Good morning everyone-looks like there's a great WL trend going on in here!

I've struggled a bit with the very low carb thing . . .last week I thought I'd hurl at the thought of another egg for breakfast and spent the week having cereal or a bagel for breakfast-which doesn't set up the day well for low-carbing the rest of the meals. So I guess I took a little break! Didn't eat badly-just not low carb. Back on it yesterday after a traveling weekend which always seems to end up with a couple of car fast food meals. Argh!

So-I've decided to have a protein shake in the mornings when I can't stomach another egg-I doubt it will be a problem. Better than succumbing to a bagel and cream cheese, right?

And last night I made another casserole dish of eggplant and beef lasagna. Sooo good! Certainly doesn't taste like a "diet" meal!

10-12-2010, 03:21 PM
JM - I've been just the opposite - I usually have a protein shake for b-fast (use part of it as coffee creamer) and sometimes I get the urge to CHEW something! LOL - DH even notices - "Oh, you're chewing this morning..."

I have found it quite interesting that I can be tired of something every day, but used to eat the same exact non-healthy stuff everyday and not get tired of it.... ah, the brain, can't live with it, can't live without it.

Barb - yup, I'll take the 16 in one month any day! It is a tiny bit discouraging to see the weeks decline from #1 and #2, but overall I am thrilled! Ready to start exercising regularly again, since I wasn't supposed to for the first few weeks.

10-12-2010, 03:22 PM
good morning all. just wanted to stop by and say hi and report that i'm down on the scale again! FINALLY.


I think it will be really cool when your current weight is less than your pounds lost! (I mean it's all really cool, but hey, I'm a numbers gal)

10-12-2010, 04:25 PM

I think it will be really cool when your current weight is less than your pounds lost! (I mean it's all really cool, but hey, I'm a numbers gal)

YES!! that would be really awesome! maybe that'll have to be a new goal for me soon! :)

10-12-2010, 07:00 PM
Hey all

Barbara-i am glad that you are feeling the difference!I read this book "French women never get fat" in which the author mentioned that often it is best to do a "zipper-measurement" i.e...trying on your clothes to see if they fit, than obsessing about the scale.
And yes...I have started exploring, and it feels wonderful to discover hidden-jewels and have those "yippee" moments ...I truly feel like a those explorers who discovered continents :)

Amy- I can imagine how you must be feeling.but you can't teach them life skills...they have to learn as they go.I have known people who married at 21 and got divorced soon after...and also people who married as teenagers and now celebrating their 50th anniversary...hard to assume anything!!

Jillian - Great job!!!!

JM- I get tired of eggs/egg whites too. Besides protein shake, low-fat ricotta is also a good source of veg protein (1/2 cup= 1P). You can also try soft tofu scrambled instead of eggs.

Angie & Joan how was your thanksgiving?

THANKSGIVING is OVER(thank you god!)...and I have tacked some of the left overs already. I used the turkey and leftover green bean casserole and gravy to make mini-pot pies.i made some turkey stock...I'll use that and the mash+ some left over veggies to make a turkey soup this evening.
lucky...i made a root veggie mash instead of potato mash so i don't have to worry about the carbs.
The mash actually came out wonderful...and i would like to share it with everyone. Use 1 potato+1 celery root+1 rutabaga+1 parsnip for the mash, add few cloves of roasted garlic...some butter/olive oil, buttermilk, black pepper and fresh chives...yum!

I have also got some corn-bread/turkey sausage stuffing left...any ideas?

10-13-2010, 02:09 PM
Hello all. For the most part things are going well here.

For some reason I seem to be binging. In the late evenings I can't get enough to eat. I think it has something to do with TOM. But I'm two weeks in / two weeks out. Is that normal to be hungary now? I'm starting to think something I am eating is "triggering" this as it only happens in the evening after I have eaten an apple or yogurt. So I may have to investigate that theory. Any ideas?

Congrats on the WLs to everyone. The good news is with the binging I haven't gained anything (yet).

10-13-2010, 03:59 PM
Hello Ladies!

I am hoping I can join you in this thread. I have posted before but that was earlier this year but went off plan so I stopped posting. I did LAWL 5 years ago and lost 56lbs but have since gained it back plus an additional 20. Since July I have lost 18lbs and am now back on the LAWL plan. I decided to go back to LAWL becuase it was the only thing that worked for me. I think its great to have people who support you in your weight loss journey.


10-13-2010, 09:01 PM
Hi old friends! WOW - everyone is doing amazingly well! Kim, Mama Nicole, Jillian, proud of you guys. Kim - I know it's a no carb thing, but was is IP? I'm doing WW and averaging 1.5 lbs a week...slow slow slow! But that's okay. As long as it keeps going down or even stays the same once in a while, I'm okay with that! Life is just busy....I'm trying to make healthy choices every day and be good to my body..but I have my days..who doesn't. All the Canada Thanksgiving food talk has me hungry...think I'll go down a glass of water and curl up for a good night's sleep!

10-14-2010, 10:31 AM
Welcome Christina to the forum and good Luck on your journey.

Good To see you again Joni. I have only recently returned to the forum as well. It is good to see all the old friends in here isn't it?

Well My scale is moving down again and I don't understand why but I'm not going to argue it. I won't talk about the yogurt binge I had going again last night. I pledge to do better today. (Partly because I am out of yogurt). :rofl:

I am also going to drop my ticker and see if that will motivate me to focus more. :D

10-14-2010, 11:29 AM
Amy - Yes, I find that not having any food in the house stops the bingeing! LOL. This is the first time I've really looked at your ticker - you are doing great! At 5'7" - I bet you look pretty svelte!

JONI! Just when I thought you were among the missing. Good to hear from you - IP is Ideal Protein. I mentioned it a couple of months ago when I was researching it - it is based on Dr. Tran Tien's insulin resistance diet - but with food packets (You can follow his diet with real food too, but I needed simple and easy!) 3 or 4 packets a day (usually shakes for me, but they have other stuff), 4 cups of low GI veggies, unlimited lettuce, and 5-6 oz meat/chicken/fish per day. The idea is to give your pancreas a rest, and then re-awaken it after most of the weight you want to lose is gone. Restrictive? Yes, but it works for me. At some point I may do the whole food version, but not now. Dude's got great hair too. :)

10-14-2010, 11:32 AM
Welcome Christina! And congratulations on getting back on the wagon.

10-14-2010, 12:56 PM
Joni, Good to see your post! I've been doing WW too and losing about at the same rate I think (I was scale avoidant for months so hard to say for sure). Slow and steady wins the race. Given how little I like to either starve or exercise really, this is probably the best I'm likely to do long term. I do like the flexiblity of WW. I can eat 1200 calories on the weekdays and 1800 calories on the weekend, and I still end up losing. Sure I'd likely see better results without those 1800 calorie days, but it wouldn't be more than a weekend or two before I was lured off, and when I go rouge on the dieting, more than 1800 calories are consumed.

Amy, congrats on the WL, I suspect even with the binging that you are likely just being more aware of what you are eating. Maybe your body is just craving the vitamen D. I've been seeing better results on the scale and feeling better since I started taking the supplements that my doctor prescribed after determining that I was pretty deficient. I've since read several studies that say losing weight is much less likely if you are deficient and that the dairy making people lose weight more readily may be due to the vitamen D. Also I suppose the calcium too can be calming... I guess that might be why we feel so good after we've been on vacation and sitting outside in the sun more often.

10-14-2010, 06:46 PM
Hi all

I joined a gym finally...and yesterday evening I worked out ...after almost a month. I have been neglecting that part with relocation, graduation ...etc.It is a ladies only center...with lots of group fitness classes. I loved it. I am planning to start with the Zumba class next week...just need to get back my fitness level this week.

I am stuck at 124.5- 125 forever. I really need to kick my own butt and lose the last 5 lbs. So...DAY1 take-off today...actually I am not that hungry as I expected to be since my last TO was 5 months ago.

Glad everyone doing so good!

10-14-2010, 07:41 PM
hello all. just a quick hi from between all the chaos! :)

10-15-2010, 12:11 PM
MJ - glad you are settling in and getting back in your routine!

Drum Roll Please.... I actually hit my goal! 18 lbs gone (it seemed too traditional to choose 20 - gotta be a rebel!) Let me tell you all when the last time I actually hit a goal I had set.... um, NEVER! Thrilled, happy, woo hoo and all that Cr@p!

Edit == just to be clear, that was a mini goal - lots more of them to go....

10-15-2010, 03:05 PM
AWESOME JOB KIM!!! i've been setting and achieving the mini goals i set for myself too. it's the way to do it, i think. for my brain anyways! :) so proud of you! awesome to see your ticker like that!!!

10-17-2010, 11:13 AM
Kim-thanks for the info and the link about the plan you are having so much success with. You are right...if something works, go for it!!! What's your next mini goal...????

Jillian - when does DH return for good? So proud of how well you've done!!

Beautiful day in at 1P today, then just a night of R&R. Had a great garage/yard sale this weekend and made $300!! woo hoo.

10-17-2010, 02:52 PM
thanks Joni! it's been a tough journey, but i'm powering through it and have made it a 100% lifestyle now for me and the fam. :) DH isn't due home until this coming spring-ish (so roughly about 7 more months.) but i never say he's home for "good" because being in the military, there's really no such thing.

have fun with tennis--i love playing it with the kids on the Wii when i have time.

10-18-2010, 02:14 PM
Afternoon Chickies.

Congrats on the WL Kim.

Had a great weekend after a terrible Friday. It was just one thing after another. But thats over and this is going to be a GOOD Week!

Just trying to maintain for now. Not being real restrictive, but trying to stay in the neighborhood as I feel better. I can say that I have developed a sharp dislike for steemed broccoli. Can't stand it or the thought of it. Anybody got any I JUST CAN'T DO THAT anymore with food choices, since being on a diet?

10-20-2010, 02:20 PM
wow..where is everyone? knee deep in halloween candy wrappers? ;) kidding!

10-20-2010, 05:43 PM
Jillian, no wrappers here. Down another pound today and was down a pound last week too. So slow trip down the scale. It has been quiet in here.

10-20-2010, 11:07 PM
Hi all - I'm around too, but busy with other things. I joined a challenge on the WW site to track my food for one month. I'm usually good with tracking for a few days and then I fall behind. BUT, tracking/journaling/keeping a food log is key for me. To see what I'm eating on paper is eye opening! I need to up my natural foods, fruits, veggies!! I stared at some candy corn in the store tonight, but quickly ran away! I love that stuff and could eat a whole bag!

10-21-2010, 09:35 AM
joni--what i do sometimes when i don't have time to get on fitday right away, is i have a piece of paper handy to write down what i just ate and then i put it on fitday later, as long as i'm writing it down somewhere it helps!

10-21-2010, 02:10 PM
I bought a Dietminder food journal at Barnes & Noble - for me it is just easier to write it down rather than enter it. The journal also has a section with common foods and their nutritional values - and leaves blanks for adding your own - sometimes on fitday I get fits from trying to find a food! The journal was about $5.

Still doing well - TOM for me, but it seems better than normal. Haven't wanted to tell DH to "STOP TALKING!" which is normally what happens at PMS time. Which is a considerable victory, since he has been pounding the candy corn for about a week - and it hasn't annoyed me one bit. Except for maybe the fact that he still weighs 175.

10-21-2010, 02:42 PM
Joni, I do the WW only online, but the key to that for me is writting down everything I'm eating. The last few days have not been the best... bonus points slipping away with no activity points to make up for it. My DH does not seem to understand that the chicken teriyaki place or a trip to sweet tomatoes is going to mean going over the points allowance for the day. I guess if there are any vegetables involved he figures it is a good diet food.

Kim, My DH got told by the apparently incompentant people doing a health acessment that he needs to lose weight (they were measuring everyone one inch shorter than they actually are, so of course more people got labelled as having a bad BMI when you subtract height from them). He said he will cut out the peanut butter... which I think he has been eating 1/2-1 cup of that stuff a day since I started doing weight watchers, since he sneaks it after dinner and into his breakfast cereal regularly. I just looked it up and a cup is 1517 calories... no wonder he gained a few pounds in the last little bit.

10-21-2010, 05:00 PM
Hello Ladies. I have been lurking for a few days, keeping up with everyone. I have not been eating on plan, but thankfully the scale hasn't reflected it. Other than now going down. Imagine that.

Barbara - How does your husband eat PB in his cereal? Thats a new one on me. I like it on ice cream and fruit but hadn't thought of cereal.

It is also getting close to TOM for me so trying to make better choices. Its also getting cooler here, which will mean packing on the pounds for winter. LOL

Have a good rest of the week all. Make / plan good choices for the weekend. I hope to post a loss by Monday from 148. Wish me POP.

10-21-2010, 05:25 PM
Amy, He eats it mixed in with instant oatmeal. I'm sure it tastes pretty good. Either that or he has a piece of toast with peanut butter and nutella spread on it, which I have had a bite of that and it is delicious.

10-21-2010, 08:40 PM
this is by far my favorite peanut butter, i don't know if you've seen it before, but it's great!

Amy, He eats it mixed in with instant oatmeal. I'm sure it tastes pretty good. Either that or he has a piece of toast with peanut butter and nutella spread on it, which I have had a bite of that and it is delicious.

10-22-2010, 10:07 AM
Since I went back to college at night, DH has been living on PBJ's - despite the fact that I have more than enough other things in the house for him to eat (and they are for him - not me, things I can't eat!) Yet he always has PBJ. Last week he made me laugh because he was telling me about something he watched on Nova while I was at school and he said "I realized what my life would be like without you - sitting in from of the TV, watching Nova, eating PBJ". I told him that was a really sweet thing to say and he corrected me and said "No, I meant that it would be AWESOME!" - Geek boy cracks me up, every time.

Barb - OK, I was wondering how he got it into cereal too. All I could picture was him spreading PB on all of his bite sized shredded wheat. Funny thing - I'm not a huge PB fan, but since I started this diet, I have been insanely attracted to it. I think my body is just craving fat.

10-22-2010, 10:25 AM
Barb - I never thought of putting it in oatmeal. That sounds really good. Now I hope I can never try putting it in oatmeal. LOL

I have to go find that pumpkin pudding recipe. Its been a long time since I made it and it is getting time.

The weather here is beautiful. I am thinking about taking off 1/2 day of work just to have some me time. But that will entail going to the grocery store and then cleaning house so not really much me in there.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

10-22-2010, 11:11 AM
Peanut butter--- Yum! I love the lighter version ( 50% less fat)

One of my all time fav s- Pancake mix( whole wheat preferred), warm peanut butter, banana ...beat ...pour ...flip over....delish!!!

10-22-2010, 09:44 PM
Hi all -- I fell hard off the wagon over thanksgiving, my birthday and two week-long training sessions. I've gained back 9 pounds, but I'm hoping a lot of that is water/sodium retention and will whoosh away fairly quickly.

10-23-2010, 09:34 AM
down another pound this morning. :)

10-23-2010, 10:15 PM
Woo hoo Jillian! Kimphin - your hubby sounds like mine. He's a geek and his idea of the 'best day ever' is to sit in his recliner with his laptop doing programming/development type stuff watching SciFi or old movies....ugh...give me the great outdoors any day! Still tracking, but this weekend was just too social and my buddah belly shows it...Time to crack down.

10-25-2010, 03:35 PM
Hey everyone, just got back from Vegas on Saturday. I havent weighed myself but I worked out 4 out of the 6 days I was there. I never work out on vacation so this was great step forward.
My hubby and I woke up every morning, had a coffee, went and worked out for about 40 minutes every morning and then had our breakfast. It was awesome. I did die out the last few days, something to do with me getting home at 2am. Anyways, it was much more fun working out with him rather than by myself. I was feeling a little down before I left since I quit my boot camp on the last session.
I was thinking of planning my menu for the whole week just to get myself on track. Its funny how food tastes so different in different cities. I dont eat grapefruit at home because most of it is so bitter and yet when we were in Vegas, I had a grapefruit every day because they were so juicy and sweet. Oh I miss Vegas already, its such a fun place! Okay well I gotta run.


10-25-2010, 05:44 PM
hello all. CRAZY BANANAS day here today. hope everyone had a good, productive, relaxing weekend. :)

10-26-2010, 12:38 AM
Jillian - 1 lb to go...OMG!!! So proud of you!
Vegas sounds like fun....I need to go's been 20 years since I was there. I think my next fun get away will be a cruise in late January 2011...

10-26-2010, 12:17 PM
Jillian- I would love to be 160, that is my first goal to get to right now.
Joni- You have to go back to Vegas, its so much fun. During the week is so much better than the weekend though.

So I am thinking of trying a low carb diet for a couple of weeks but I am a bit nervous. I do think I will miss a potato or an occasional fresh bun sandwich. I am not sure if I can do it or not...hmmm any thoughts of how to get thru a couple of weeks????


10-27-2010, 10:36 AM
Joan - I thought I would have major cravings too, but I found out that I felt so much better (puffy,bloaty-wise) that I did not want to have anything. What I would say is if you do decide to go low-carb, make sure you follow whatever plan you decide on very closely, because going through the carb withdrawals over and over again is a sure way to fail. Also, when I started out, before my official "first day", I cut back a little on the bad carbs so the first few days weren't as bad as they could have been.

I didn't get a chance to WI last week, and I want to keep Fridays as my day, so I am just going to post week 6 and 7 on Friday. I had TOM last week, so I don't think it was all that great a # anyway. Still plugging away, though!

10-27-2010, 12:12 PM
Kim- Did you actually join an IP program at a centre or are you doing it on your own.


10-27-2010, 12:37 PM
Hey Kim, I just looked up what the ideal protein diet is...yikes thats a tough one. Do you have to buy a certain supply of products?
Membership fees???


10-27-2010, 01:28 PM
Hello Chickies. Glad to see everyone is doing well. Congrats on the WL for those of you who were successful.

For those that fell off the wagon (including me) its a new day. Lets get re-focused. My problem is I get so tired of this diet. But, I will carry on.

Not much going on with me with family and work to mention other than both of my boys got jobs this week. So my unemployed college son has a part time job now so that he can pay some bills.

10-28-2010, 10:06 AM
well, it's OFFICIAL!!! i've lost exactly half of my body weight! actually, i got on the scale today and it said 159.8! yay!! super excited! now on to the next mini goal!

10-28-2010, 11:24 AM

I am so proud of you - what a great lifestyle change - both physically and mentally.

10-28-2010, 12:02 PM
Joan - I get my stuff through - I didn't have a clinic near me. There is no membership fee, I just have to pay for the food. I have found alternative products too- at and pureprotein ready to drink shakes at Target. It is possible to follow the diet without the prepackaged foods - Dr. Tran Tien has his book on his website - free. (I think I posted the link last week - look back to see) Even with buying the food, it is about $82 per week, but I am not buying nearly as much food at the grocery store, even including what I buy for DH. We eat normal dinners together - I just don't have the carbs if he happens to.

I don't want to keep sounding like a cheerleader for IP, because this is such a personal thing, but - believe me, I have been on EVERYTHING, and never terribly successful (forget long term- never even that great in the short term) and I have as of this morning (unofficial WI) lost more than I did on LAWL - and I am not struggling at all. I have gone off protocol, and that's a no-no, but I have sucked it up and gotten back on track because I kind of like seeing the sclae go down steadily.

10-28-2010, 02:08 PM
thanks Kim! i'm proud of you too! if you've found something that works for you, then so be it! :)

and yes, it's definitely been a wonderful physical and mental lifestyle change. i love it.

10-29-2010, 11:16 AM
Congrats Jillian! What an accomplishment.

Glad you found something that works for you also Kim. We are all individuals with individual needs and not everything works for everyone.

Its cooling down here. I'm not lookijg forward to the winter as I tend to pack on the lbs. But going to try to stay focused, but enjoy the Holidays also.

Have a good weekend all. Monday we will be starting the November thread.

10-29-2010, 01:50 PM
this is my first post ,I have been reading all the posts and found one where aquerin you got mtdebster to send you this cookbook that they compliled,
I am wondering if you have it to pass on ,also I have no idea how to PM ,I searched and could find nowhere where I could send you message

sorry for being off topic here,but have no clue where to go and did not want to lose the post I found info on. It is from Nov 07 I think?

thank you for any help you can give me with finding this cookbook

10-30-2010, 11:36 AM

I think you have to have more posts for me to send you a PM. Not sure how many. But yes, I do still have the cookbook in electronic format.

10-31-2010, 10:19 AM

Happy Halloween everyone! Get your hands out of the candy!!

DS was dying to use the halloween smilies, so they are from him. This little one is from me... :spid:

Enjoy the day!