100 lb. Club - 30 Days on Plan?




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PinkHoodie
10-10-2010, 03:18 PM
Anyone want to do a 30 day on plan challenge with me? I want to commit to doing great for 1 month. Prove to myself I can do it! Anyone want to do it with me??


Jelbelle
10-10-2010, 05:34 PM
I'll definitely do one with you! I want to do my 30-Day Shred for all thirty days, without fail. So, that'll be my challenge =)

Eliana
10-10-2010, 05:38 PM
You know, I'm tempted. I consider myself on plans most of the time, but boy have I been grazing on crap here lately. 30 days with no crap is going to be hard, but I think it's time to kick it into high gear.


duckyyellowfeet
10-10-2010, 05:41 PM
I could use some support, without a doubt. I'm in

dorian05
10-10-2010, 07:11 PM
I'm in if you let me in 100 lb. Club?!
I am new here and need to lose almost 70 pounds. Somehow I can't start with my plan so I could really use some support. This would be a great start for me, a chance to commit to doing something finally at least for a month.
When do we start? Tomorrow?
And sorry if my English is not proficient, after all it's a foreign language to me.

PinkHoodie
10-10-2010, 07:13 PM
Sweet! Let's start tomorrow, so 10/11-11/11! Today will be easy for me, but next weekend will get harder! I'm not sure exactly how to do it from here, any ideas, like as far as the thread and stuff?

dudesmom
10-10-2010, 07:43 PM
I'm in too, though I have to decide what my "on plan" will be. I might be a copycat and go with the 30 days of 30 day shred, but I will decide by the end of the night!

Teresa66
10-10-2010, 07:46 PM
I'm in!! The last few days have been tough as I've slowly been slipping into unwanted yet familiar territory. I need to stay on plan!!

Tomorrow it is! :dust:


10/11-:)
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10/16 :)
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fatmac
10-10-2010, 07:49 PM
I'd like to join! 10-11 to 11-11 is perfect, as my 25th birthday is 11-12, and I have some pretty high hopes for how hot I'm going to look on my birthday!

FOR ONE MONTH:
-no alcohol, not even on Halloween
-stick like glue to my meal plan (I've already written it out, just need to stick to it!)
-exercise every day for the coming 30 days

Good luck, ladies!

yellsa
10-10-2010, 07:56 PM
Is it too late to join you guys??
If not I am all in. I could REALLY use the motivation!

onherweighdown
10-10-2010, 08:31 PM
Oh God. One of these 30 days will include halloween. I'm still in. I haven't had any halloween candy yet and I don't plan on it.

I'm going to a halloween party where I suspect there'll be all kinds of snacks, treats, and goodies, but I've already resigned myself to bringing a a couple fiber one bars to eat instead. I will likely have alcohol though, only because I rarely drink so I know for certain that it won't throw me into a tailspin of eating other bad foods.

AngelicLyna
10-10-2010, 09:10 PM
Count me in! I would like to continue what I've been doing this past week but with a few adjustments to my diet. Although I do want some sweets on Halloween when I go out trick or treating with my cousins but I will count calories that day.

My plan
Food: Carb cycling, adding more organic food and 2 liters of water a day.
Exercise: Insanity workout videos 6 days a week and walks on Sundays.
Avoiding: Diet soda and processed food.

10-11 :D
10-12 :D
10-13 :D
10-14 :D
10-15 :D
10-16 :D
10-17 :D
10-18 :(
10-19 :D
10-20 :D
10-21 :D
10-22 :D
10-23 :D
10-24 :(
10-25 :D
10-26 :D
10-27 :D
10-28 :D
10-29 :D
10-30 :(
10-31 :(
11-1 :(
11-2 :(
11-3 :D
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PinkHoodie
10-10-2010, 10:08 PM
For me this ALL focusing on food. Its my biggest problem area. I can do exercise, no problem. Food though I end up messing up on. Alot. So for 30 days it is eating ON PLAN. And that includes 1 treat of frozen yogurt a week. And that's it. My biggest problem is relying on fast food. :P

StarGetsFit
10-10-2010, 10:10 PM
I would join you ladies, but I'm going to Vegas in the middle of those dates. While I don't plan to go crazy and hit buffets every meal, I'm not planning to be "on plan."

But I will cheer you on from the sidelines!:D

dudesmom
10-11-2010, 12:39 AM
Okay, I need to be seriously honest with myself here. I need to work on my food and exercise, I was doing fine with both and had a setback, so it's not like I need to baby step into it. For 30 days, I will be on plan with food, and I will exercise at least 5 days a week. I'd like to shoot for 30 day shred every day but my knee has been a little wonky lately so I feel like I'd be pushing it if I didn't allow some days off! How are we going to keep track of this? Maybe smiley faces for the days we're on plan and sad faces if we're not? Just a suggestion. I really feel that I need to log it somehow, so I'll set it up in this post. If someone has a better idea, I'm totally willing to change.

10/11- :D
10/12-
10/13-
10/14-
10/15-
10/16
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PinkHoodie
10-11-2010, 01:00 AM
I LOVE the smiley/frownie idea!!!

10/11- :) No big smiley because I ate a tiny bit of yogurt and parmesan and I shouldn't have!
10/12- :D Awesome day today!
10/13- :( Failure to plan! Always a pit fall in my diet!
10/14- :( Yep sadly another one! But I am determined to get right back on plan!
10/15- :(
10/16- :(
10/17- :( Last day off. Shooting for 7 days on...I am just struggling lately!!! Plan PLAN PLLLLAAANNNN!!!
10/18- :D YAY!
10/19- :D Totally on today!
10/20- :(
10/21- :(
10/22- :(
10/23- :(
10/24- :( Shooting for 7 days again....and I WILL make it this time!!!
10/25- :D
10/26-
10/27-
10/28-
10/29-
10/30-
10/31-
11/1-
11/2-
11/3-
11/4-
11/5-
11/6-
11/7-
11/8-
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11/10-
11/11-

I am so glad you are all joining me! It helps me feel like I am not alone struggling with the things I do. :D

Creeech
10-11-2010, 03:54 AM
I'm in love with this concept :) Even if I'm on plan with eating and exercise, my weight winds up fluctuating and frustrating me. Keeping up with "on plan" days rather than tracking my weight every day would be healthier for me I think..I'm excited!

dorian05
10-11-2010, 04:07 AM
Hello guys!
It's 9 AM already where I live. So while you probably all sleep I started my plan. I've just drunk my first cup of decef.coffee and planning my next meals. I'm going to do calorie counting and exercising as much as possibly can.

Jelbelle
10-11-2010, 04:56 AM
I'll be keeping track of how many consecutive days I do my 3DS, if I miss more than one day in a row, I will make myself start over =(

Currently I'm at :
2/30

=D

Rosinante
10-11-2010, 05:15 AM
OK, I'm in. I haven't gone off plan in 140 days ~ but I could be onner! So the 30 days for me is about planning, and making sure I get the most nutrition I can from what I eat.
Day 1 = October 11th

fatmac
10-11-2010, 06:14 AM
I feel really good about this!
*Edited to add: off to quite the rocky start!

10-11 :mad:
10-12 :)
10-13 :D
10-14 :mad:
10-15 :(
10-16 :mad:
10-17 :)
10-18 :D
10-19 :)
10-20 :mad:
10-21 :D
10-22 :mad:
10-23 :)
10-24 :D
10-25 :(
10-26 :D
10-27 :D
10-28 :D
10-29 :mad:
10-30 :(
10-31 :D
11-1 :D
11-2 :D
11-3 :mad:
11-4 :(
11-5 :mad:
11-6 :D
11-7 :D
11-8 :D
11-9 :mad:
11-10 :mad:
11-11

K-boogie
10-11-2010, 01:04 PM
I'm in!! 10/11/10 - 11/11/10 (I love breaking it down by months it doesn't seem as overwhelming.

This is definitely going to be a challenge for me and my new way of eating. I am going to a banquet on the 16th (buffet style) and I am so determined to get through it eating on plan. Had a rough weekend (binging on junk) and I really want to get a least a good month of "clean" eating before I start indulging in planned treats.

I'm pretty excited about this challenge!! Let's Do This!! :carrot:

kateleestar
10-11-2010, 01:17 PM
Ooo! I wanna join! I'm in the middle of my p90x lean, and on my recovery weeks I'll be doing BL cardio max and BL boot camp! My on-plan (I calorie count) meals are under 1700 a day... With my bi-weekly wing date with friends, and a Halloween Party we are throwing with the same friends. I'm helping make foods, though, so I can make completely on plan apps and make others eat them too, :lol:...

I like the :) / :( idea!

However, I enjoy :D so I'll be using him!


Okay, here I go:

10/11- :D
10/12-
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10/15-
10/16
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Meloedy
10-11-2010, 01:23 PM
I'm totally in! I think I'll be ok foodwise but I'll have to push myself to do my daily exercise and water. Especially on my days off. Why is it so hard to drink water at home?

10-11 :D Only made 10min exercise, but hey, 10min more than I've been doing
10-12 :D Whoever invented squats should be shot. Ouchy!
10-13
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Eliana
10-11-2010, 01:30 PM
:D = on plan, no sweets or treats
:( = off plan, probably involving chocolate

Today's a bad start! :rofl: It's my birthday, darn it! I already snuck a mini kit-kat, and hopefully, if DH values his life (or me), I will have cake later.

10/11- :( But I don't care. It's my birthday!!
10/12- :( Need a veggie plan for ravenous afternoons
10/13- :(
10/14- :( Best of the days though...just caved with two cookies in the evening but spot on the rest of the day.
10/15- :(
10/16 :(
10/17-:(
10/18- :(
10/19- :)
10/20- :)
10/21- :)
10/22- :)
10/23-:)
10/24- :)
10/25- :)
10/26- :)
10/27- :)
10/28-
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dorian05
10-11-2010, 02:24 PM
I'm on the plan today so
10/11 :)

I've eaten app. 1200 cal today of 1500 max I prescribed myself. Well, it's 7.30 PM here so I can almost say I did the first day as planned.
I really feel excited about this challenge. I can't wait to see the results. I'll weigh myself once a week, on Mondays.
My biggest problem is exercising, to be correct the lack of it. So this is my biggest challenge- to start exercising (at least walking)!

kateleestar
10-11-2010, 02:29 PM
Today's a bad start! :rofl: It's my birthday, darn it! I already snuck a mini kit-kat, and hopefully, if DH values his life (or me), I will have cake later.

10/11- :( But I don't care. It's my birthday!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

:bday2: :bday2you: :hb: :gift: :celebrate: :balloons:

AngelicLyna
10-11-2010, 02:34 PM
Day 1, focus ladies!

Creeech
10-11-2010, 02:39 PM
It's my birthday, darn it!

Happy Birthday, Chickie!! :hug:

librarygirl111
10-11-2010, 02:42 PM
It's amazing how much I am inspired by these cute little graphics on this website. Alright, I am starting a new job, and there are already four days I won't be able to work out because I am getting my wisdom teeth taken out, so I have already put frownie faces by that, however, I am up for the rest of the month. I am starting a new job and so I think this will really help me on track as I transition:

10/11- :)
10/12-
10/13-
10/14-
10/15-
10/16
10/17-
10/18-
10/19-
10/20-
10/21-:(
10/22-:(
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11/11-

I'm excited to be part of this 30 day plan with everyone!

See you tomorrow! lol

librarygirl111
10-11-2010, 02:46 PM
hey there! I also do my weigh ins on Monday, my problem is eating too much, lol, but I do exercise a lot. Can't have one without the other though. :( However, 1200 calories is awesome. That's about what I am eating today too. So excited about doing this!

calluna
10-11-2010, 03:36 PM
Oh, me for sure. I really need this right now - it's been challenging lately.

10-11 :D
10-12 :D
10-13 :D
10-14 :D
10-15 :(
10-16 :(
10-17 :D
10-18 :D
10-19 :D
10-20 :D
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10-22 :D
10-23 :D
10-24 :D
10-25 :(
10-26 :(
10-27 :D
10-28 :D
10-29 :D
10-30 :D
10-31 :D Kept away from the candy!
11-1 :D
11-2 :D
11-3 :D
11-4 :D
11-5 :D
11-6 :D
11-7 :D
11-8 :D
11-9 :D
11-10 :D
11-11 :D

PinkHoodie
10-11-2010, 04:06 PM
Yay! It is totally inspiring me to do this right that so many people have joined up! Woke up and had a nice, hard, weight llifting session. It was awesome, perfect way to start the day. I am on track with food, although I am having cravings. :P

dudesmom
10-11-2010, 04:25 PM
Yay! It is totally inspiring me to do this right that so many people have joined up! Woke up and had a nice, hard, weight llifting session. It was awesome, perfect way to start the day. I am on track with food, although I am having cravings. :P

I really feel like I need to keep myself accountable right now, so thanks for starting this. I'm really kind of dreading tonight. I did good yesterday foodwise, until night hit, that is! So far so good today, but I'm just afraid that I won't be able to hold out at night. Hopefully I scarfed down all the bad stuff yesterday so I'll only have healthy choices left, lol! Anyway, good luck everyone and Happy Birthday Eliana.

Charms
10-11-2010, 05:43 PM
Is it too late to join in?

I started a nutritionist's plan a couple days ago. I'd love the accountability here!

So far today has been great and on plan :)

Eliana
10-11-2010, 07:22 PM
Awe, thanks for the birthday wishes! :D I slipped through work without anyone knowing. ;) But it's nice to have it acknowledged. And DH made dinner AND cake! Over cooked chicken, sticky, stiff spaghetti, crunchy cake...but HE made it, not me! Better than a 5 star restaurant. Honest to Pete, I'd rather have his homemade meal made just for me than anything I could have gotten at a restaurant. And the cake was still warm, straight from the oven! LOL! And I really liked it that way!

librarygirl111
10-11-2010, 11:23 PM
Just a friendly reminder for everyone in this group to WATCH OUT for those candies everywhere!

They have been tempting me like crazy. :(

AngelicLyna
10-11-2010, 11:46 PM
That's so sweet Eliana, happy birthday =]

So today went really well for me, I did my fitness video, ate 200 calories less than I've planned due to the fact that I'm too tired to feel hungry hehe. How did everyone do on day 1?

WildThings
10-12-2010, 12:19 AM
I know I'm a day late (and I definately cannot count today), but after straying from my plan for way longer than I even want to think about, I am starting anew tomorrow and I can't think of a better kick start than a 30-on-plan challenge. I will just go from 10/12-11/12...and beyond!

I'm starting out (first day on plan) at 245lbs. I am tracking my eating, but just as a side, I need to also focus on exercise.

I figured I would just update on this post, just so I could keep everything together

Woohoo! The first 30 days went great! Now on to the next 30 days!
10/12 - 11/12
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PinkHoodie
10-12-2010, 12:28 AM
I did okay today. Mostly on plan, though I added a bit too much cheese to my salad, and I had half a yogurt. But that's okay! Tomorrow will be even better! :)

Jelbelle
10-12-2010, 01:46 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELIANA!
(sorry if I'm a bit late =P)

And evening everyone else, how is everyone?

3/30

dudesmom
10-12-2010, 04:36 AM
I'm going to keep updating my original post (on the first or second page) with my smileys, but I just wanted to say that I made it through today eating on plan and exercising! It took me a while to get to the exercise because my kids would not cooperate and my cat is really sick (sounds wierd but I was looking up his symptoms and home remedies since we don't have money for the vet). Anyway, finally got a workout in, so I get a big smiley for today, and I've got a smiley on my face for making it through a rough day on plan. Hope everyone else is successful, and have a great night!

Rosinante
10-12-2010, 07:11 AM
OK, I'm in. I haven't gone off plan in 140 days ~ but I could be onner! So the 30 days for me is about planning, and making sure I get the most nutrition I can from what I eat.
Day 1 = October 11th Planned better, ate better, felt better. Could have done with more than a 3 ounce reward but hey, better than going backwards.
Day 2 = October 12th

Eliana
10-12-2010, 09:20 AM
Wow, you guys are all so motivated! Absolutely fantastic!

I'm off to a good start today, but the desire for chocolate generally hits a little later than 8:20 AM. :rofl:

I can get through today!

K-boogie
10-12-2010, 10:10 AM
Good Morning Everyone,
Yesterday was GREAT!!! I was on point with my eating and I even worked out! I forgot how good it felt to work up a sweat, take a shower and get a good nights rest. My kids even joined in on my work out well my 14 yr old did , my 4 yr old took advantage of the opportunity to model my high heels.

My husband has gotten motivated and went to the gym last night, I swear it's something about him working out and taking his health seriously eating right that is such a turn on to me. ;)

All in all I am feeling like I can do this and whole heartedly commit to my new "lifestyle". I will no longer "diet" to me that's a temporary solution to a lifetime project.

I am going to keep track of my results in my siggy.

Wishing you all a great on plan day!!

librarygirl111
10-12-2010, 11:59 AM
I did a good job yesterday! I stayed on track. The only thing I changed was I had a tiny tiny bit of popcorn at someone's house last night, but I didn't have any beer! It was monday night football in the neighborhood, so I just made myself a lemon water (1 whole squeezed lemon + water) and went over there. Much more easier, and it probably helped me reach my water intake for the better. Didn't take a beer! And it was super easy to socialize, almost more easy than when I drink. So, I am proud about that. Baby steps are hard, but when you put your foot down about what you are going to eat in a day, it's easier.

I've started keeping a food journal, which has helped me put my foot down, literally a book that i write my food in, much more accountable than these calorie counting websites, for me at least.

But yeah, stayed away from the sweets, but today is another day. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Got to stay on plan, got to stay on plan. I am about to go a 5.5 mile run, a large amount of miles that I have never done before. I can do 5 pretty easy, so today I will have to push it. I am doing a 10k on October 31st, so I need make sure that I can run 6 miles. A little nervous, but I think I can do it!

Alright, I'll tune in later with everyone and tell them how my day went.

Charms
10-12-2010, 01:03 PM
I love that everyone is doing so well! Yesterday was on plan and today will be too!

Passing up the candy is easy for me. Sugar makes me horribly sick. Now salt and crunchy things....look out!

10-11 :)
10-12
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skygirl
10-12-2010, 01:25 PM
Would it be ok if I joined this challenge, too? I saw this thread yesteday and wasn't sure if I could join since I'm not technically a 100 forum member, but I kept thinking about this thread, and that I'd really like to take part in this challenge, and I am trying to get healthy and fit, and do have quite a bit to lose. I'll start my days calendar in case it's ok, and if someone could just let me know that would be great. Thanks!

10-11 :)
10-12

AngelicLyna
10-12-2010, 02:18 PM
Anybody is welcome skygirl!

I'm glad that everyone is on plan =]

@K-boogie, that sounds really great that your family is there with you. And I'm happy that it's a "lifestyle" instead of a temporary solution. BIG THUMBS UP FROM ME!

Eliana
10-12-2010, 02:29 PM
Um...if it wasn't for this challenge...I'd be eating chocolate right now. :cookie:

Creeech
10-12-2010, 02:39 PM
Hello everyone!

Yesterday was pretty great for me! I ate completely on plan :carrot: Even though my body hurt from jogging on Sunday (something I haven't done in YEARS), I walked my chubbawubba puppy around the neighborhood and I rode my stationary bike while watching THINtervention ;)

Today is my boyfriend's birthday.. any suggestions for healthy cake ideas?

10/11: :D
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Eliana
10-12-2010, 02:44 PM
Today is my boyfriend's birthday.. any suggestions for healthy cake ideas?



Carrot cake. :D No? Not healthy?

I saw a tradition somewhere on TV where the family serves a birthday cantaloupe with candles in it. That's a little too healthy for me.

You could make a homemade cake with raw sugar and whole wheat flour, though I don't have recipe.

PinkHoodie
10-12-2010, 03:13 PM
What DH and I did was bought a slice of cake, and split it. Then there wasn't a whole cake sitting around to be eaten and it worked out perfectly. I had a lean cuisine pizza for lunch, but I am still going to consider it on plan because I have GOT to mix things up. TMI but constipation has been my companion lately and I'm thinking I just need to see if mixing it up a bit helps.
I will be on plan for the rest of the day. No money so that always helps to stay on plan! LOL Good job everyone! Keep going! And yes ANYONE can join! ;)

dorian05
10-12-2010, 03:43 PM
Hello everyone!

I'm happy that everybody is doing great! Keep going!
I stayed on track today. Not so good as yesterday, but I'm satisfied with my willpower so far.
We had something similar to your Harvest Days in our school today. So you could find homemade cakes, bagels, doughnuts, sandwiches ... at every corner in the school. I ate just a small, tiny sandwich because of my pupils.You know kids!
Yesterday I ate about 1200 cal and today 1500 cal which is still in my calorie range. Tomorrow's gonna be much easier to stay on plan!
Another thing, I walked for about half an hour which is something I try to incorporate in my daily routine. I even ran for a 100 metres and must say I was out of my breath.

10/11 :)
10/12 :)

Good night everyone and "see" you tomorrow!

fatmac
10-12-2010, 07:21 PM
Day 1 of the challenge = massive fail.

Exercise is completely on track (YAY!) but last night's binge was a little excessive. To say the least. And, I'm really, really craving a nice glass of wine right now after the hellish day I had at work. I didn't have enough time to eat my lunch, so it will totally fit into my calories for the day!

So, I think I'm going to revise my goals for the month, once I figure it out. Exercise is easy - I really enjoy working out. Food is easy except when the binge-monster rears its ugly head. And I'm far too stressed to give up a glass of wine!

But congrats to everyone else who is starting out strong!

10-11: :mad:
10-12: :) (so far, at least)

Teresa66
10-12-2010, 10:12 PM
I have had two :) of these little dudes in the last two days. I LOVE this challenge because the scale can be so dang frustrating. I've been doing great all week and then my TOM had to be a couple of days late and of course tonight was my TOPS weigh-in and of course I was up 1.9 lbs! Even though it's not a REAL gain because it will be gone tomorrow since I started TOM this morning, it is still sooooo frustrating!

Being on plan is what I can control and that makes me feel great.:carrot:

Jelbelle
10-13-2010, 06:31 AM
4/30
Keep it up everyone!

Going to a concert tomorrow, I might be too exhausted to get my 3DS in :(

AngelicLyna
10-13-2010, 06:37 AM
Day two was good for me, I stayed on plan with my 40 mins of interval cardio and then I did an extra 2 miles of walking. I probably had a few too many strawberries that tipped my calorie intake but hey, they were strawberries and not a twinkie. =X

Charms
10-13-2010, 10:04 AM
The accountability here is just what I needed. I am down 2 more pounds today. :carrot:

Yesterday was great. Another great one coming up today!

10-11 :)
10-12 :)

calluna
10-13-2010, 11:23 AM
I am updating my original post with smileys, too. Have done pretty well, drinking plenty of fluids and eating within limits. I could have used a few more vegetables yesterday, but that is a pretty minor pick. Overall, I'm pretty happy with myself.

PinkHoodie
10-13-2010, 12:02 PM
Guys I am struggling! I just want to cry. I feel like I am NEVER going to get out of the 200s. I started another post about this, but today I am feeling REALLY discouraged and wondering why I don't just give up...I won't, but I feel that way. I have been working so hard!! And NOTHING, for about a month now. I know I wasn't on plan that whole month, but to lose nothing when I still have so far to go is very discouraging!
I am going to get my weekly frozen yogurt today, but seriously, I just want to cry....

Eliana
10-13-2010, 12:14 PM
Guys I am struggling! I just want to cry. I feel like I am NEVER going to get out of the 200s. I started another post about this, but today I am feeling REALLY discouraged and wondering why I don't just give up...I won't, but I feel that way. I have been working so hard!! And NOTHING, for about a month now. I know I wasn't on plan that whole month, but to lose nothing when I still have so far to go is very discouraging!
I am going to get my weekly frozen yogurt today, but seriously, I just want to cry....

I'm sorry to hear that. :( I've had months like that. They've always been followed by a big loss. And there's something about that 200 line! No one reaches it without a struggle. :no: I think there's some sort of initiation pause we all must pass there. You just have to stay the course. The scale will move again, but it is certainly is discouraging.

skygirl
10-13-2010, 12:16 PM
Thanks AngelicLyna! :) PinkHoodie, hang in there! Look at all the progress you've made so far. :hug:

10-11 :)
10-12 :( (Off plan today and tomorrow, but planned.)
10-13 :( (Off plan yesterday and today, but planned.)

Hope everyone is having a great day! :)

CutieCourt
10-13-2010, 12:20 PM
I'm joining!! I wrote a big long spill about joining and the Internet ate it!!

PinkHoodie
10-13-2010, 12:25 PM
Thank girls! You all rock! :)
CutieCourt WELCOME! And I HATE when the internet does that! It annoys me so bad!!!

ma26
10-13-2010, 12:29 PM
I am not part of the 100 lb group. Ok if I join? I leave for hawaii in 31 days including today. I have actually been on plan a few days already in a row. But a 30 day challenge is something I am excited to prove to myself I can do.

Creeech
10-13-2010, 12:50 PM
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Yesterday went pretty well! I didn't have time to bake a cake for my boyfriend's birthday, I had 3 papers to write and I had to drive into Brooklyn for class right after dinner. I saved calories throughout the day because I knew we were going to be buying a small cake, and I wound up still being slightly under my caloric limit! I had one slice of cake, and when my boyfriend sliced some reduced fat cheddar and ham to put on crackers at 11:30pm I kindly declined ;) Yay for planning - I'll definitely consider this an on plan day!

Since I have PCOS, my periods are very irregular. I got it Sunday after exercising, but the time before that was 2 to 3 months prior. The scale is WOOOOSH-ing like crazy! Maybe all that extra water weight? I'm not complaining!

I have a long day at school today, 3pm - 9:30pm so I have to bring my dinner and snacks along with me since my school has no healthy options (except for a "salad" bar that's 8 dollars a pound.. NTY!)

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Pink, I know it's a struggle.. I'm certainly in it with you because my body acts the same way..stupid PCOS! It's taken me months to get past 286 on the scale, so just be patient and focus on how healthy you're becoming rather than the numbers on the scale.

Easier said than done, I know.. I'm here if you need to rant :hug:

-Stephy

PS- There was half of a homemade ice cream cake left and I told him to take it to work with him today..old me would have never said that! We can do this Chickies!

Creeech
10-13-2010, 12:54 PM
I'm joining!! I wrote a big long spill about joining and the Internet ate it!!

The internet seems to be a compulsive over-eater! :rofl:

Welcome Court!

librarygirl111
10-13-2010, 12:59 PM
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So far, so good.

Pinkie - Why so glum? Something that helps me is planning out my meals and following the plan exactly. If you get too hungry on your meals try to eat more apples, whole grain pasta, and anything with fiber in it. It will make you feel a lot more full. Hope that helps!

Creech - You sound like such a busy girl! What are you studying?

Today, I decided to move my exercise routine to Saturday because I am working a twelve hour shift! Erggg--well at least I get a dancing veggie on my program today! LOL.

AngelicLyna
10-13-2010, 05:39 PM
Guys I am struggling! I just want to cry. I feel like I am NEVER going to get out of the 200s. I started another post about this, but today I am feeling REALLY discouraged and wondering why I don't just give up...I won't, but I feel that way. I have been working so hard!! And NOTHING, for about a month now. I know I wasn't on plan that whole month, but to lose nothing when I still have so far to go is very discouraging!
I am going to get my weekly frozen yogurt today, but seriously, I just want to cry....

I don't know your routines but I'll share you my experience and see if you can relate. I stayed around 200-205 for the whole summer this year and I was on plan with my food intake... aside from those BBQ parties where I had more than enough BBQ sauce. Anyway, I realized that I wasn't working out hard enough so I was just maintaining my weight instead of losing. My former routine was alternating between strength training and jogging 2-3 miles each day which was a breeze but the strength training I did was just from magazines that I read. I stopped my jogging and my so-called strength training and replaced it with fitness videos (Insanity by Shaun T) and the pounds are just melting off now. I'm on day 9 and I've lost 5.4lbs, an inch off my waist, my appetite has decreased, my water intake has greatly increased and I've noticed that my body is visibly stronger, muscles... on me.. who would've thought? For me, setting down a good solid diet plan and then pushing myself out of my comfort zone for at least 5 days, has given me more confidence that I can do it, not to mention how great it's making me feel. I'm so serious, it's like a drug and it's giving me a great high :D So give it a try and push harder. :carrot:

K-boogie
10-13-2010, 05:47 PM
Guys I am struggling! I just want to cry. I feel like I am NEVER going to get out of the 200s. I started another post about this, but today I am feeling REALLY discouraged and wondering why I don't just give up...I won't, but I feel that way. I have been working so hard!! And NOTHING, for about a month now. I know I wasn't on plan that whole month, but to lose nothing when I still have so far to go is very discouraging!
I am going to get my weekly frozen yogurt today, but seriously, I just want to cry....

I was feeling like this just last week and have several times during my journey. It's like I can't get out of the 200's (did once got to 197) and back up to the 200's. I know regardless of what anyone says you're still going to feel what you feel but please believe me when I say I understand and you are going to HAVE to take it one minute at a time.

Seriously you are going to have to dig waaaay deep inside and focus. To be honest I get scared b/c I get all gung ho (like now with my eating and exercise) then BAM!!! I'm back in a funk struggling to get out but this time I am just focusing on one minute at a time if I look to tomorrow I get overwhlemed, if I think about how much more weight I have to lose I get frustrated, when I think of what food I can't eat right now b/c it will cause me to binge I get depressed so you know what? I don't! I've decided to stop doing that to myself b/c it is self sabotage.

We are all here fighting this battle with you and we all are going to succeed in achieving our goals together regardless of how long it takes. It doesn't matter how many times we start over the point is to get up and try again and not give up.

You can do this girl!! I believe in you! :hug:

duckyyellowfeet
10-13-2010, 05:49 PM
Looks like people are doing pretty well, despite the struggles. At least we're making progress!

Pink, I'm right there with you, although you're closer than I am. It IS a struggle but it will happen. Just keep moving forward, keep extra awesome track for a while and you'll break through.

I'm still on-plan, myself. I'm not so good about getting here to post daily. I'm so tired of feeling like my life is in a constant state of motion

Vivian27
10-13-2010, 06:33 PM
I would love to join especially since I restarted my plan on 9/29. I am a few days late joining but I have been on plan the last two days. Today is going great!! I gotta admit I am doing well:D.

librarygirl111
10-13-2010, 08:15 PM
Pinkie-

I know exactly how you feel. It took me about 2 years to get from 168 to 158, then, I gained it all back and after my honeymoon I weighed 164. Over the past few months, my weight hasn't budged from 160 at all, and it is devastating, especially all the work that gets put into weight loss! (working out, meal plans, eating right, avoiding temptation).

I still don't even know if I am going to lose weight. :(

I keep trying to make a change in my life, and it's hard. It's hard to say, "Are you serious, this is how I am going to eat the rest of my life?" It's a downer. All those yummy fried foods and sugary goodness will not be indulged in as massively as I have done before. It's over. The rarity of fried foods and sweet sugar is a once in a while thing. My new favorite sugar is in apples and fried foods aren't something I can touch.

But in trading in all that yummy goodness and massive indulgence, I guess there is something that its being trading for--a great body and intense feeling of confidence.

I get tired not thinking that I am not the best me I can be.

I hope that helps with some strength pinkie, because I know how it feels to not have the scale budge, it's horrible.

I saw something on one of the picture goals that a lady wrote after losing 120 pounds: Failure is not a person, it's an event.

I liked how she had said that.

Over and out, and see all u girls and guys tomorrow!

fatmac
10-13-2010, 08:41 PM
I'm really struggling. I hate TOM and the power it has over me.

GRRRRRRR.

Charms
10-13-2010, 09:26 PM
Pink, imagine a box of butter for each pound you've lost so far! You are doing amazing and WILL get past that elusive 200 mark. Hang in there and be proud of what you have done.

fatmac, don't give mother nature that power over you. You're stronger than her. Go treat yourself to a nice bubble bath and ignore her.

Today was another good day for me. I'm still fighting the last of a cold so didn't eat all my food. I will take that as a win in the "listen to what your body needs" department!

I also met with a chiro who is working with my on my food allergies and digestive problems. One adjustment to my neck and I already felt 10x better. I am encouraged :dancer:

Nov 11 :)
Nov 12 :)
Nov 13 :)

AngelicLyna
10-14-2010, 12:46 AM
I made it, day 3 is over and I stuck to my plan. I am very satisfied.

Creeech
10-14-2010, 01:09 AM
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I'm very happy to report I ate completely on plan today :) I brought dinner with me to school and 3 separate snacks, and I'm still under my calorie limit.

On TDP it says I'm allowed 1790 calories a day to lose 3 pounds a week.. I feel like that is so much! I'm averaging around 1400, give or take a little. Should I up my calories while I still can so I have wiggle room to reduce when I'm at a lower weight? Or should I just stick where I am and listen to my body? Although my calorie limit wasn't hit, I did go over my sodium intake for the day and that really bothers me.. trying to drink extra water to flush it out :D

Lots and lots of schoolwork to do the next couple of days so I might not be able to check in tomorrow.. we'll see how it goes. I'm also taking a verrrrry important test Saturday morning which determines whether I graduate or not.. keep your fingers crossed please! :^:

I love this thread! We should totally do this every month and keep it going :]

-Stephy

Creeech
10-14-2010, 01:13 AM
Creech - You sound like such a busy girl! What are you studying?

I'm majoring in Childhood Education with a minor in music :)

-Stephy

PinkHoodie
10-14-2010, 01:44 AM
Today was a HUGE mess up, and its my fault because I didn't plan. I ended up not eating anything ALL day! I was so busy, and now here it is 10 and I am eating off plan because I was starving. Hello? How stupid can I be...of course I'm never going to get under 200 like this! URGH!
I hope this is the only frownie face I end up with on my record, because it doesn't feel good ONE BIT!

onherweighdown
10-14-2010, 02:09 AM
I've veered slightly off plan today for the first time since starting. Not terribly so, I made the mistake of smoking weed, not remember the horrible cravings I used to get when I did it--I overdid it on some foods I have here in the house--rice cakes, fiber bars + popcorn. Not copious amounts of anything, but more than I should have.
Even this is an improvement. Before starting my journey, whenever I smoked it would inevitably lead to a trip to a local fast food place for burgers and fries or chicken wings or whatever--fiber bars and rice cakes are leaps and bounds ahead of that.

oh well, I'm not beating myself up--I'll just hop right back on plan tomorrow.

CutieCourt
10-14-2010, 10:06 AM
hey ladies! Just checking in quickly! I was on point yesterday with tracking and water intake!

10-13: :D

kateleestar
10-14-2010, 10:32 AM
10/11 - :)
10/12 - :)
10/13 - :)
10/14 - :)

Vivian27
10-14-2010, 10:55 AM
10/13:D I was on plan and I am even down 1lb!!! Woohoo!!

ma26
10-14-2010, 11:01 AM
Two days officially on plan. :) and today will make three.

librarygirl111
10-14-2010, 11:04 AM
Last night at Applebee's the husband ordered the appetizers without asking me. It was the utlimate trio with buffalo wings and mozerella sticks. I couldn't not eat any and make him eat the whole thing by himself, that would just be strange. It makes me mad that he ordered it without asking, but on the same token I don't want my new lifestyle to change his life. It's upseting. I went onlinet his morning and saw how many calories were in one cheesestick and one buffalo boneless wing, and OMG- it's horrible. I did eat the portabello/steak, and that was good. But I am upset with myself about messing up last night with the stuff. I don't have a cheat day in my plan, because I figured stuff like this would happen. lol. Well, today will be better.

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K-boogie
10-14-2010, 11:41 AM
Good Morning All,
I'm down another 1/2 lb ( 5 lbs total for the week so far) :D eating was great yesterday made beef and broccoli with onions, green peppers and soy sauce for dinner followed by cardio which is weird b/c I use to always workout before eating.

Charms...... Hope you feel better soon I too anm still fighting the last of a
cold.

Creeech...... I would say listen to your body, if you're satisfied on 1400 with
no hunger I wouldn't force the extra 390 calories just to meet some caloric limit. Good luck on your test!

Pinkhoodie..... Look at it this way 1 day out of 30 isn't bad, now you know to have some good snacks on hand should your schedule get crazy and you don't have time to eat a meal. I usually just snack at work verses eat a full lunch. I buy a box of those 100 calorie packs of nuts (right now I have almonds), string cheese, apples, pears (we have a kitchen at work w/a refrigerator), diet soda etc..... You can even do the 100 calorie popcorn.

Onherweighdown......Good for you for not resorting to burgers, fries or wings. Good luck today!

librarygirl111....... These things will happen and that's why I believe it has to be a lifestyle change and not a "strict diet". Good for you for thinking positive and getting back on track today. I'm sure next time hubby will do better he's probably just so use to ordering it without a 2nd thought.

CutieCOurt, Katie, Vivian2, Ma26, AngelicLyna...... :D Good job ladies feels great doesn't it? KUTGW!!


Good luck to everyone and congrats on making the choice to start today off with a positive attitude and determination!!! :hug:

dorian05
10-14-2010, 11:53 AM
10/11 :)
10/12 :)
10/13 :)
10/13 :) for now and it's dinner time already so I hope it's gonna be :) till the end of the day!

K-boogie- 5 lb in 4 days?????!!!!! Oh my God, how's that even possible? Good for you!
Ladies, good luck to everyone and be determined! I know I am!

Eliana
10-14-2010, 12:17 PM
Today was a HUGE mess up, and its my fault because I didn't plan. I ended up not eating anything ALL day! I was so busy, and now here it is 10 and I am eating off plan because I was starving. Hello? How stupid can I be...of course I'm never going to get under 200 like this! URGH!
I hope this is the only frownie face I end up with on my record, because it doesn't feel good ONE BIT!

I am with you! Robin gave me some tough love in another thread and I think I'm going to take her advice. I am banning chocolate!! Do you have any idea how huge that is for me? I also brought more veggies with me to work today. So today instead of being hungry, I can nibble on celery (not my favorite), butternut squash or leftover cabbage.

K-boogie
10-14-2010, 01:05 PM
10/11 :)
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10/13 :)
10/13 :) for now and it's dinner time already so I hope it's gonna be :) till the end of the day!

K-boogie- 5 lb in 4 days?????!!!!! Oh my God, how's that even possible? Good for you!
Ladies, good luck to everyone and be determined! I know I am!

With the amount of junk I was consuming all last week BELIEVE me it's possible once I started eating healthier (no sugar except from fruit, veggies, protein and limited grains/dairy) and this time around I am exercising. This is actually low for me comparing to when I use to do extreme low carb after a week of binging. Once I did all protein for a week and lost 17 lbs and an add'l 5 lbs the next week. So losing 5 lbs so far is kind of tough when I'm use to more but I am accepting it b/c I am doing it the right way this time.

So after the initial water weight/detox is when I am going to really have to stay focused as the weightloss slow down because that is when I normally want to go extreme low carb for bigger results. It's really tough but I am determined to hang in there. I never want to go back to that form of an eating disorder again EVER!

Thank you! :hug: and congrats to you!

Jelbelle
10-14-2010, 04:55 PM
Hi guys! Sorry to hear about a few of you going off plan =( but that doesn't mean you can't hop back on the wagon and straighten out again!

I myself had to take a rest day because I was at a concert all night. As long as I do my 3DS tonight though I'm still sticking to my plan ^_^

onherweighdown
10-14-2010, 08:59 PM
Second day spent off plan since this journey. Not horrible, I just had some of my 'no no' foods. Burger + fries + several sips of a milkshake. The up side is, that's ALL I've eaten today besides a smoothie. And I'm going to the gym tonight. So I'm still in a good calorie range just not from the right foods.

Charms
10-14-2010, 09:02 PM
I have spent the past two days in all day meetings. These are usually a disaster for me. But I planned ahead of time and stayed completely on track. I'm so proud of me! LOL

I'm claiming my happy face for today and going to bed early. :dizzy:

For those of you who have slipped, my nutrionist's favorite phrase is "it's about consistency, not perfection" Take a deep breath, forgive yourself and move on. Life's too short to beat yourself up.

11/11 :)
11/12 :)
11/13 :)
11/14 :)

librarygirl111
10-14-2010, 09:22 PM
creech- childhood education, how cool! I am studying library science right now, hence the screenname :)

pink - be sure to eat three meals a day. Breakfast is seriously the most important meal of the day. People who don't eat breakfast have a stronger chance of becoming obese. So make sure you eat everyday! Be careful with your body, friend :hug:

onherweighdown- Stay awway from the marriage-ah-wana. It will make you eat everything in sight. :sklol: (see the skeleton is nodding yes)

k-boogie- congrats on 5 lb loss! :carrot: About my husband, yeah it is a lifestyle change, and he will change with it too over time :)

Creeech
10-14-2010, 11:14 PM
creech- childhood education, how cool! I am studying library science right now, hence the screenname :)

pink - be sure to eat three meals a day. Breakfast is seriously the most important meal of the day. People who don't eat breakfast have a stronger chance of becoming obese. So make sure you eat everyday! Be careful with your body, friend :hug:

onherweighdown- Stay awway from the marriage-ah-wana. It will make you eat everything in sight. :sklol: (see the skeleton is nodding yes)

k-boogie- congrats on 5 lb loss! :carrot: About my husband, yeah it is a lifestyle change, and he will change with it too over time :)

librarygirl111: My sister got her Bachelor's in English and got her Master's in Library Science as well! Where do you go to school? :)

pinkie: I totally agree with the above statement..when I eat breakfast I feel less hungry throughout the day! Especially Kashi or oatmeal..yum! :D

onherweighdown: I don't have any experience of that sort, but from observing it tends to make you verrry hungry. Losing your inhibitions causes you to binge on foods that aren't on plan, be careful! :hug:

Vivian: Congrats on the loss!! :carrot:

K-Boogie: Thank you for the advice :) I'm definitely going to listen to my body.. I'm happily "plodding" away around the 1400s so I think I'm going to stay here or maybe do calorie cycling (not extreme though) I also hear you about the water weight thing.. it does get discouraging when you see big WOOSH-es of water weight coming off and then the numbers play with your head thereafter.. stick with it chick!!

Eliana: I totally feel you with the chocolate thing. I was buying dark chocolate (72-86% cacao) and having 2 squares a day for the antioxidant benefit.. I've been trying to stay away from it so the sweetness doesn't make me crave more carb-rich/sugary foods.. so hard!

Although there have been some slip-ups, get right back on track everyone! When I used to go off plan in the past I would totally scr*w myself over, eating bad foods for months after that because something went off in my brain. I don't even know how to explain it! It was always so hard for me to get back on the horse again, so to speak.. but after my birthday last week it only took me 1-2 days to get completely back on track! Months compared to days.. love it :)

I'll update my smiley soon, I just got home from class so I haven't put my dinner into TDP yet :dizzy:

-Stephy

PinkHoodie
10-14-2010, 11:32 PM
I should kick myself out of the challenge...seriously. Had another frozen yogurt today, and a whole thing of Oreos. Urgh. Okay. I am back on tomorrow. I am not going to mess up again!!!!!!

Creeech
10-14-2010, 11:39 PM
:hug: No kicking yourself out! If you're struggling we can help you through it girlie :) Maybe we can chat via AIM/MSN since we have such a similar situation.. diet/accountability buddies?

I believe in you!
-Stephy

AngelicLyna
10-15-2010, 01:37 AM
:hug: No kicking yourself out! If you're struggling we can help you through it girlie :) Maybe we can chat via AIM/MSN since we have such a similar situation.. diet/accountability buddies?

I believe in you!
-Stephy

I agree, don't dwell, it's just make you feel worst and you'd likely to start binging out of disappointment (emotional eating). Just move on, tomorrow is a brand new day, you can do it! Start planning what you want done tomorrow and for the rest of the week. We're here with you, you can also contact me via AIM/MSN also. :) :hug: :carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:

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Still going strong with day 4, I'll probably have a cup of decaf coffee before bed =X

10-11 :D
10-12 :D
10-13 :D
10-14 :D

PinkHoodie
10-15-2010, 01:44 AM
Thanks girlies!!! I am so glad I posted on here. There was a part of me that just wanted to either disappear or just lie and say I was fine. I am glad that I came and posted.
Creech - I would love to chat with ya's, I never really get on messenger anymore, but we could just PM on here if you want! :)

CutieCourt
10-15-2010, 10:28 AM
10-13: :D
10-14: :D

thank you everyone for your support! I'm proud of all of you! Keep up the good work....I'm so ready for this! I'm happy we can be successful together:)

Eliana
10-15-2010, 10:59 AM
I am reporting to tell you all that I am eating celery sticks instead of donuts. :D LOL! Isn't work fun? Seriously though, the donuts don't really tempt me, but I'm not a big fan of celery sticks. I just figured it was something to keep my mouth busy.

I'm stress eating. I think some of you know my husband suffers from depression? He's suicidal again at the moment. I don't really stress eat, and yet I do. I don't know. I have high hopes for today.

K-boogie
10-15-2010, 11:54 AM
Good Morning :)
So good to see everyone still here and I'm even happier to see those who are struggling a bit post about it. That's what a support group is all about. I use to be ashamed to post about my "off days" but if you don't then how can others help? Today is a new day which mean new beginnings, we have all day to get it together and make better choices.


I am up 1/2 lb I don't know if that is from too much salt last night (smoked sausage) or from strength training. Normally I would spaze out but it's a
1/2 lb and I am proud of myself for not going to the extreme out of frustration of a slower loss. My eating was on point as well as my exercising.

Anyway, congratulations to everyone... those who have been on track and even those who are having a tough time because you are not giving up and for that I commend you...... hang in there. :hug:

K-boogie
10-15-2010, 11:57 AM
I am reporting to tell you all that I am eating celery sticks instead of donuts. :D LOL! Isn't work fun? Seriously though, the donuts don't really tempt me, but I'm not a big fan of celery sticks. I just figured it was something to keep my mouth busy.

I'm stress eating. I think some of you know my husband suffers from depression? He's suicidal again at the moment. I don't really stress eat, and yet I do. I don't know. I have high hopes for today.

:carrot: Okay it's not a celery stick but close enough, good for you for passing up the donuts! Sorry to hear about your hubby I'm sure it's not easy for you to see him go through this. Is he on medication/in therapy? I'm praying he comes around and things get better. Keep your head up girl! :hug:

Eliana
10-15-2010, 11:59 AM
I'll report this way just because;

10/11- :( But I don't care. It's my birthday!!
10/12- :( Need a veggie plan for ravenous afternoons
10/13- :(
10/14- :( Best of the days though...just caved with two cookies in the evening but spot on the rest of the day.

Eliana
10-15-2010, 12:01 PM
:carrot: Okay it's not a celery stick but close enough, good for you for passing up the donuts! Sorry to hear about your hubby I'm sure it's not easy for you to see him go through this. Is he on medication/in therapy? I'm praying he comes around and things get better. Keep your head up girl! :hug:

Yep, meds don't work. It sucks. I float between being desperate to talk about it and not wanting to talk about it at all. It feels pretty hopeless, and if *I* feel hopeless, just imagine how he feels, or at least that's what I tell myself.

Bah! Thanks!

dorian05
10-15-2010, 02:26 PM
So yesterday after posting :) here I went off the plan. Imagine, at 11 pm watching TV and eating 400 calories worth chocolate!!! How stupid of me!
Anyway, I am on track again today. So far I've eaten about 1200 calories and went for a brisk walk (40 minutes) with my hubby. I think this is it for today food wise.
If I get "hungry", I'll eat blackberries that my hubby bought just for me.

10/11 :)
10/12 :)
10/13 :)
10/14 :(
10/15 :)

Keep up the good work everyone!!!

Jelbelle
10-15-2010, 02:59 PM
5/30

Weighed in today, 3lbs loss, sort of disappointing =( I don't know!

Creeech
10-15-2010, 03:04 PM
5/30

Weighed in today, 3lbs loss, sort of disappointing =( I don't know!

A three pound loss is fantastic, no reason for disappointment!! :hug:

Eliana
10-15-2010, 03:05 PM
5/30

Weighed in today, 3lbs loss, sort of disappointing =( I don't know!

Yeah, what's up with the disappointment? Was this over a month's time or something? :?:

Creeech
10-15-2010, 03:07 PM
So far I've eaten about 1200 calories and went for a brisk walk (40 minutes) with my hubby. I think this is it for today food wise.
If I get "hungry", I'll eat blackberries that my hubby bought just for me.

I cut the chocolate out of my diet because it was just so hard to resist another piece.. and before I knew it those calories (and fat grams.. and sugar!!) were adding up fast. I'm proud that you've accepted the "mishap" and you're picking yourself back up again! :carrot:

Snacking on fruit is always great.. not only is it tasty and filling, you feel fantastic afterward because you know you're feeding your body nutritious food!

YOU GO GIRL! :dancer:

Creeech
10-15-2010, 03:09 PM
Yeah, what's up with the disappointment? Was this over a month's time or something? :?:

Even if it was over a month span, I'm sure everyone would agree that a three pound loss is better than a three pound gain :D Ahh, how the numbers drive us nuts :dizzy:

librarygirl111
10-15-2010, 04:19 PM
creeech- I am getting my Master's at the University of Arizona, where is your sister getting hers?

Pinkie- It's okay! You know what helps me is keeping a food diary of everything that i am going to eat this week. Then, every night before I go to bed I go to the October Accountability Page under weight loss support and post everything I am going to eat. These little animations are helping me a lot too. In my signature (which i don't think people can see) I give myself a dancing brocolli for everyday that I follow the plan. Might sounds stupid, but cute little animations keep me motivated. Don't feel bad though, just try to stay on plan, and keep chipping away. :hug:

eliana- I am sorry to hear about your husband, that sounds like it's a very difficult situation, especially when trying not to emotionally eat. For me, sometimes when I am sad I like to run out and get those unhealthy foods. Good for you eating celery. The good thing about stress eating on celery is it is not going to hurt your weight loss progress. ;)

dorian - You had a mishap too!? It's hard to not get tempted by the tasty goodness of foods, isn't it? Good for you posting it on the board and admitting it. I remember after my applebees incident and thinking "should I tell them?" lol, and i am so glad I did.

everyone has been very supportive about trying to eat healthy. I am very excited to tell you guys how much weight I lost on Monday because I think I might reach my 1 pound loss this week!

Thanks for all the support everyone :hug:
amy

librarygirl111
10-15-2010, 04:25 PM
10/11: :)
10/12: :)
10/13: :( (1 bnls buffalo wing, one cheese stick)
10/14: :)
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Is anyone else nervous about the weekends? This is usually when my plans explode in my face, and every temptation known to man comes out of the woodwork. I know that as long as I sign in tomorrow, and sign in Sunday, everything should be okay, and I am really hoping that I can stay on plan this weekend. Keep things away from the mouth. Here are some of my ideas:

(1) When someone offers me a beer, simply drink some club soda with lemon juice in it instead.

(2) Strictly adhere to my meal plan.

(3) I've planned to eat some Digornio pizza tomorrow night, which I think is a good idea. I am only going to have 1/6 of a pizza (360 cal) but I know that in the end that will be the best for me. I will take out all my weekend crazings in that little pizza. I have also planned for the weekend 4 ounces of BBQ sausage and some corn. (460 total) I think that my having some of these higher calorie meals during the weekend, it will help me kick some of those cravings I might have for other things.

Alright, here comes the tough one girls: THE WEEKEND! Good luck and godspeed,

amy

Jelbelle
10-15-2010, 04:37 PM
You guys are right XD I think I was just having a bad morning, woke up to some icky stress factors, so I couldn't take the time to enjoy the accomplishment. I mean, any loss is a good loss, right?? I should be thankful, actually. I'm going to perk up today ^_^ Thanks Creeech and Eliana!

onherweighdown
10-15-2010, 08:00 PM
On plan today, wooo!

dorian05
10-15-2010, 10:49 PM
Thank you librarygirl111 for your kind and uplifting words. I felt very disappointed and remorseful almost instantly when I broke a promise given to myself and to you eating that chocolate. The taste of that chocolate never tasted more bitter than yesterday!
But you know what.... when I posted my sin here I felt like this is some kind of small act of bravery on my part. It wouldn't be right if I hadn't admitted my failure to you guys.
So anyway, your little dancing brocolli and exercise guys always make me smile and I really like them, especially these green ones. They cheer me up!

It's now 3.45 AM where I live and I can't sleep. I fell asleep at 8 with my son, and I woke up around 2 o'clock rested and ready to tackle the Saturday challenge...to stay on track even though it's a weekend and have a birthday party to attend.
So girls and boys, be good this weekend and keep going!

Vivian27
10-15-2010, 10:55 PM
10/13 :)
10/14 :)
10/15 :)

Charms
10-16-2010, 12:00 AM
Don't anyone think of leaving the challenge. We're all in this together for the month!! Don't make me use my mom voice or start stapling people to their chairs :devil:

I'm claiming my smiley for today and crediting this group for my success. We went out for dinner and I didn't want to type a frownie face for the day so I behaved. You all are the best!

Hoping tomorrow I can finally read through all the posts and catch up.

11/11 :)
11/12 :)
11/13 :)
11/14 :)
11/15 :)

Jelbelle
10-16-2010, 12:13 AM
6/30
Today ended on a much better note. Thanks everyone for perking me up this morning, I sure needed it!

PinkHoodie
10-16-2010, 12:52 AM
My bathroom troubles are just making me angry and frustrated. I am starting to think I need to see a Dr about it...but I don't want to...(insert whiney voice here). Today was better. I went out to lunch, but really didn't eat to much. Then had a good dinner with an artichoke. :) Yum! It feels great to be getting back on track! :D

Creeech
10-16-2010, 01:11 AM
10/11: :D
10/12: :D
10/13: :D
10/14: :D
10/15: :D
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So far so good, Chickadees! I think I've finally found the right "challenge" for me; since my weight fluctuates so much with my PCOS the weigh-in challenges were discouraging me.

...have I mentioned yet that I love this thread? :)

-----

Amy: My sister went to SUNY New Paltz for her Bachelor's and received her Master's from Pratt in Manhattan. She's currently working in the NYPL as Head Children's Librarian and she loves it! In response to your weekend troubles, I feel tempted on Sundays because that's my only full day off. I don't eat as much Fri/Sat because I work until midnight so I don't really have the time to think about it =/ I guess it's a good thing, though!

Jelbelle: :hug: I'm so glad I could make your day a little brighter!

Charms: The smiley method really helps keep us on track.. and even if we happen to fall off the horse we get right back on because we don't want to disappoint the team!

Pink: I think e-mail communication would be easier, how about you? :P Let me know.. if not I'll try to get used to the PM system on here! I hope your tummy feels better.. and if the problems persist definitely see a doctor. As much as I hate going to their offices (I always received bad news!) I've been forcing myself to go this year. Oh, and... artichokes are YUMMY!!

Off to study for a few more hours..I went to a 3 hour workshop tonight but I guess a couple more read-throughs won't hurt :P My important test is tomorrow morning at 10am and I'm getting nervous! :dizzy:

-Stephy

librarygirl111
10-16-2010, 01:47 AM
Breakfast:

Oatmeal
Orange 200
Clif Bar 270

ciabta roll 170
turkey (1 oz) 30
tomato/onion 10
mayo 20
mustard
apple 60

whole wheat pasta
500
class of wine 100

Total for the day: 1453 cal

I think that this is pretty good because I ran 6 miles today too, so I don't feel like I "cheated". I ran burn 600 calories and then I ate a good amount of food that was probably needed. On top of that, I think it's important to have a glass of wine every once in a while with friends, does this qualify as a mediterrean diet?

Anyway, I guess I don't feel like this is a slip-up. Under 1500 calories is still something that I would consider good, and since I ran 6 miles, I consider this on plan, or am I just making up excuses?

Here is what I plan to eat for tomorrow:

Omlette with veggies 350
apple 60

Leftover pasta 350
apple 60

1/6 digornio pizza 360
salad w/ vinegarette 70

total: 1250

I guess I feel that as long as I stick between 1250-1500 I am doing good, however, for the majority of the time I want to try to get under 1200, that way, when I have days like this, I can make sure I don't go over 1500 and that I don't get fuller faster.

Or is that cheating?

librarygirl111
10-16-2010, 02:50 AM
The night just ended. The boys even needed to go to Del Taco and I was the responsible driver after a bunch of water. I managed to stay at the 1453 calorie mark. Having a shin-dig and staying on a cal budget is tough but I did it. I did go over my usual less than 1200 diet, but I stayed under 1500. It's so hard to balance life sometimes.

AngelicLyna
10-16-2010, 03:07 AM
Congrats to everyone that stuck to their plan and to those that didn't, tomorrow is a brand new day! As for me, I did well, I bought some gelato and a large peace of steak and I was going to eat those but I didn't. I'm proud of myself. :carrot::carrot::carrot:

skygirl
10-16-2010, 12:15 PM
Sorry I haven't posted in a day or two, I have been sick. Still sick, but wanted to check in and post. I will try to catch up with the thread and do a better job with daily accountability. Scale is slowly moving down a bit, so that's a good thing. I'm reading Eat To Live right now, which is helping my mindset.

Librarygirl, congrats on resisting the fast food even though you had to drive everyone. And AngelicLyna, congrats on skipping the gelato, hard to resist I know. ;) Pinkhoodie, congrats on getting back on plan. Congrats to everyone doing such a good job!

10-11 :)
10-12 :( (Off plan today and tomorrow, but planned.)
10-13 :( (Off plan yesterday and today, but planned.)
10-14 :)
10-15 :)

Hope everyone is having a great day! :)

dorian05
10-16-2010, 03:56 PM
As the day comes to its end, I feel more confident about posting a :) here!!!
Yupiiii! So, Saturday is almost over and I'm pretty satisfied with it.
I have one regret though. I had about 1 dcl of Fanta which is something like 50 calories which is still in my calorie range, but carbohydrates are those that I'm worried about.
I ate and drank approx. 1400 calories today. I walked for about 40 minutes again (maybe 4 km or 2.5 miles).
10/11 :)
10/12 :)
10/13 :)
10/14 :(
10/15 :)
10/16 :)

Congrats to everyone that are doing a great job! Have a nice rest of the day! I'm going to bed now! Good night everyone!

onherweighdown
10-16-2010, 04:53 PM
Still on plan today. No gym though, I feel nauseous.

fatmac
10-16-2010, 04:59 PM
Feeling a little bit more in control today. Planning to include a nice glass of wine or two with dinner, and finish the day around 1270 calories. Ran 3.7 miles this morning, and cleaned out the fridge and freezer so there's only good-for-me food stocked.

Charms
10-17-2010, 12:23 AM
Sounds like everyone is doing well! YaY!! :carrot:

Today was a great day. Got a lot of work done in the yard before the cold weather sets in for good. Caught up on some paperwork and even some household chores.

Just checking in to collect my smiliey and call it another good day on plan.

11/11 :)
11/12 :)
11/13 :)
11/14 :)
11/15 :)
11/16 :)

Jelbelle
10-17-2010, 01:54 AM
7/30

Got in the exercise, but had an interesting fail on my diet part x_x why do cookies and pie have to be so darn good? =(

AngelicLyna
10-17-2010, 02:23 AM
10-11 :D
10-12 :D
10-13 :D
10-14 :D
10-15 :D
10-16 :D

I'm still not losing weight but I did lose 2 and a half inches off my waist. =D

PinkHoodie
10-17-2010, 02:42 AM
Still off plan. And tomorrow will be too. UGH! I have decided for me I can't look at it as 30 days. I am going to start out slow. I want to have 7 smilies. Just 7 in a row. I can do it. I can do this!

Creeech
10-17-2010, 01:45 PM
Still off plan. And tomorrow will be too. UGH! I have decided for me I can't look at it as 30 days. I am going to start out slow. I want to have 7 smilies. Just 7 in a row. I can do it. I can do this!

Why will tomorrow be off plan? Are you attending a function where you're forced to eat "normal" food? If so, I can totally relate to that x_x I've been trying to kick the habit of going anti-social while eating healthy foods.. it's so much easier to say 'No, I don't want to go' rather than sit there next to people stuffing their faces with food that has no nutritional value (but looks oh so yummy) =/

I know it can be tough, sometimes reality sucks :( what I've been doing is incorporating those foods and only eating small portions of it. For example, I had a small piece of ice cream cake on my boyfriend's birthday last week and I had a slice of whole wheat pizza last night with my parents. I made sure not to eat more than one slice since I can't really track it into The Daily Plate.. I also prepared a big salad on the side to get some veggies in. I fit it into my plan for the day, "saving" the calories/carbs from the start so I could enjoy the food with my family but not go overboard. Portion control is what I'm focusing on.. I'm not depriving myself, but I'm making smart choices.

:hug:

Creeech
10-17-2010, 02:42 PM
10/11: :D
10/12: :D
10/13: :D
10/14: :D
10/15: :D
10/16: :D
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I exercised for an hour straight on the stationary bike last night (while watching House, of course! :-P) The longest I've gone at one time is 20 minutes, only doing 2 intervals in a day. I'm proud of myself!

The Daily Plate's calorie burned is way off from FitDay's.. I think TDP really overestimates it! Seriously.. 1100 calories burned vs 480? Numbers drive me nutssss :dizzy:

librarygirl111
10-17-2010, 02:47 PM
10/11: :)
10/12: :)
10/13: :( (1 bnls buffalo wing, one cheese stick)
10/14: :)
10/15: :)
10/16: :( (Wendy's, beer)

These weekends really get me, the hubby wanted me to go and get him wendy's yesterday, and of course once I did, I decided to get something. I stopped caring after eating the fast food yesterday because I screwed up the whole thing anyway! I ended up going to some friend's house, eating a lot of chips, and drinking beer. I guess I just lost it. My mind just snapped and after the Wendy's episode, I didn't care. I think that this happens to me a lot, but it's nice to know that I am keeping track of these cravings, and trying to make sense of all my mess-ups.

Vivian27
10-17-2010, 03:41 PM
10/13 :)
10/14 :)
10/15 :)
10/16 :)

On plan and even went for an hour long walk with the family. Yeah me!! Just gotta watch the sodium was up a little.

Creeech
10-17-2010, 04:30 PM
I stopped caring after eating the fast food yesterday because I screwed up the whole thing anyway! I ended up going to some friend's house, eating a lot of chips, and drinking beer.

Oh girlie, we're all so hard on ourselves =/ I completely relate to your situation.

Warning: Tough love ahead! :o

You really really need to cut out the fast food. I know it's hard, I was once addicted to it too.. I gained so much weight starting my senior year of high school up until last year because of Drive-Thru's and Wendy's fries. The advantages of getting your license at the age of 17, eh? :dizzy: I ballooned so quickly, gaining upwards of 100 pounds in less than two years and now it's taking me so long to get it off.

I cut fast food out of my diet entirely, going from multiple times a week (even multiple times in a day in some instances) and now? I don't even want it anymore! It actually repulses me now because of all the grease and sodium. What helped me kick the habit was going vegetarian..you can't eat the fries because the oil they use has beef fat in it and the Caesar salad dressing has anchovies in it. I know you eat meat, and I'm incorporating lean meats into my "diet" (using the term loosely) as well.. it is possible to cut it out for good! Think about it.. sometimes the salad at chain restaurants have as much or even MORE calories/fat than the sandwiches. It's also a lot cheaper to make your version of your favorite dish at home, and a lot healthier too!

I think you need to have a talk with your boyfriend. Explain to him that you want to focus on on your health and that the fast food isn't helping either of you. If he wants to have fast food, fine.. it's his choice and his body. However, you shouldn't go running out the door to buy him hamburgers and french fries when you know you have a weakness for it. You need his support, and him making you go on fast food "runs" is just enabling you. After you eat it, it brings your mood and spirit down because you're disappointed in your behavior. If you live together, ask him to eat the food in the restaurant and don't bring it home. Set limits and see how that works for you. My boyfriend generally works late hours, coming home at 9:30 sometimes 10pm and he's ravenous. When I see him eating I want to eat too, even if I'm not that hungry. What I do is I set aside some calories from my day to have a small snack with him at the kitchen table.. that way he's not lonely and I don't feel deprived.

If he doesn't "obey", you can always bonk him on the head after you prepare a wonderful meal! :frypan: heheh ;D

When you go out on weekends and hang out with friends, bring your own snacks to nibble on so you don't give in to the chips. Bags of veggies, Stacy's pita chips in portion-controlled bags, I looove carrot chips and hummus! If you want a carb, try gluten free pretzels! Annie's "bunny" snacks are great as well.. a little high on the sodium but it might help curve your cravings. Beer is okay once in a while, as long as it's light on carbs and calories (think Michelob or MGD64). If you make a plan, arrive prepared, and stick to it, you'll feel great emotionally and physically :)

I have the eating down pat, you have the exercise down pat.. if only we could "combine" ourselves into one super healthy individual! LOL

Wonder Twin powers.. ACTIVATE! :D

On a lighter note, I browsed your vlog and you seem so sweet! I went back to your first post and compared it to the recent ones.. your running mileage doubled in that time! DOUBLED! You're an inspiration to me; I can't wait to be able to run my stresses away, but right now I'm walking and jogging in intervals. I just want you to know that you can overcome this.. you just need to plan plan plan and stay positive. You can do it! :hug:

-Stephy

PS- Sorry about the very long post :P

CutieCourt
10-17-2010, 05:12 PM
The weekends KILLL me!!!!!! It is such a social thing to eat out on the weekends. Whenever i did go out i chose better choices and didnt get my USUAL. It was hard, but Ive noticed that

10-13: :D
10-14: :D (C25K W1D1 COMPLETE)
10-15: :mad: ate mexican food, chose a better choice but STILL
10-16: :D (C25k W1D2 COMPLETE)
10-17:

librarygirl111
10-17-2010, 05:13 PM
LOL- I agree completely. I usually don't like fast food ever, but with all of this healthy eating, I have been losing it! When he said "Wendy's" my mind just exploded!

I talked to him, and told him I have a weakness for fast food and can't be doing fast food runs for him. That stuff is so horrible for you. I just got the spicy chicken combo yesterday and that was 1000 calories---that's about what my daily intake is! I was completely baffled about what happened yesterday, and it just seemed to be one hit after the other.

I told you guys weekends were the hardest for me! I usually can follow plan then the weekend!

However, I was very impressed with my abilities on Friday, I mananged to stay under 1500, only had one glass of wine when the friends were over, and even drove the guys to del taco and didn't get anything.

Alrighty, well tomorrow is my first weigh in. Even though I ate some wendys, drank some beer, and had a mozerella stick at applebees, I hope I can see some sort of change on the scale.

Just did a 10-mile bike ride with the hubbie, so hopefully that pulled off some of those wendy's/beer calories.

Geez-louise, this forum has really opened my eyes to my eating habits--they are bad! LOL

Well, this week went okay, and I think that I know where I can mess up now. I have to be able to balance the amount of work I put into this thing, and realize that it is only going to mess me up later on.

With that girlies, look forward to telling you my weigh in for this week tomorrow!

thanks for the advice stephy!

Charms
10-17-2010, 08:04 PM
Creech, wonderful advice! :cp:

Cutie, it is so much harder to stick with it when you're not in control of the food. Kudos to you for hanging in there.

library,good luck on your weigh in. We're all here to support you!

Had a good day today. I have been weighing and logging my food all week and have a much better handle on portion sizes and what does and does not bother my stomach.

One more week and I should have clearance to begin working out. Then the fun starts :lol:

Gonna claim my smiley for today since I will be babysitting the rest of the night. Chasing after little ones keeps you from eating! LOL

~Nancy

10/11 :)
10/12 :)
10/13 :)
10/14 :)
10/15 :)
10/16 :)
10/17 :)

anna78
10-17-2010, 09:32 PM
I would love to join you all in this! I havn't been sticking to it. I have been on an off for some time. On a week off a week, on, off. Losing the same 2-5lbs each time.. Monday will be a great day to stop that!!

To stay on plan I need to:
Count every calorie and fat gram
Cardio M W F
Strength T and Th
Wear pedometer every day with 10,000 steps.

Creeech
10-17-2010, 09:53 PM
Court: How are you finding C25K? I really want to incorporate it into my exercise regime!

Anna: Why wait until Monday? There's no better time than now! :)

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11/10:
11/11:

Had a good day eating wise.. a little higher on the carb end than usual because I ate corn twice today :P

http://i54.tinypic.com/m8gzlh.jpg

I was really upset Saturday morning because they wouldn't let me in to take my test that I've been talking about. I was stuck behind the slowest driver known to MAN when navigating the campus to find parking. She cut me off getting onto the campus, then stopped at EVERY security checkpoint to ask them for directions.. she almost crashed into an SUV turning the corner to the parking lot. She made me 5 minutes late to my test and they wouldn't let me in. I actually ran to my car, called my bf and cried to him on the phone because I was so frustrated =/ They're making me take it tomorrow morning at 9:30, which means I'll be on campus for 13 hours -_- Pardon the acronym but.. FML!

Now on to the good part.. I'm proud of myself that I didn't "feed my feelings". I would have gone on a carb-laden binge if I were the same Stephy from a few months ago. Instead I relaxed at home, watched Powder and organized my room.

Welp..time to exercise, write two papers, and prepare myself for my very long day tomorrow.

Goodnight, Chickies :hug:
-Stephy

onherweighdown
10-17-2010, 09:59 PM
On plan again today!

I had a plain sundae from mcdonalds (just the soft serve in a cup, no caramel or chocolate topping) but still within plan! My TOM is coming up so I'm trying to satisfy the cravings of my PMS week with small things to avoid from binging.

AngelicLyna
10-18-2010, 01:38 AM
7 days of being on plan, I am very proud of myself right now, I'm going to add 10,000 steps to my exercise regimen also. To another week of success!

PinkHoodie
10-18-2010, 02:01 AM
For all those who have been off track like me. Let's recommit. And if you are having a hard time with 30 days on, let's just take 7 for right now. Just keep telling yourself anyone can do something for a week! It's not THAT long. Then just keep building on it. WE CAN DO IT!!!!

Jelbelle
10-18-2010, 02:16 AM
I'm in agreement with the recommitting idea =) keep it optimistic!

8/30

AngelicLyna
10-18-2010, 03:03 AM
That's great Pinkhoodie ^_^

"One foot in front of the other and soon you will be running".

skygirl
10-18-2010, 12:05 PM
I've been managing to stay on plan even though I'm sick, so I'm glad about that. I'm really gald to be a part of this challenge, it's helpful. ;)

Congrats to everyone staying on plan, and to everyone recommitting. And welcome to people I see starting to join now. :)

10-11 :)
10-12 :( (Off plan today and tomorrow, but planned.)
10-13 :( (Off plan yesterday and today, but planned.)
10-14 :)
10-15 :)
10-16 :)
10-17 :)

Hope everyone has a good day! :)

PinkHoodie
10-18-2010, 03:13 PM
Off to a great start! Logged all my food for today through Wednesday so now I know what I am eating. It all starts with planning! Wohooo! Feeling better that I am back on track! :D

dorian05
10-18-2010, 03:30 PM
Hi everyone!
10/11 :)
10/12 :)
10/13 :)
10/14 :(
10/15 :)
10/16 :)
10/17 :(
10/18 :)

Weigh in today: -2.5 lb for a week!
I feel great and confident that this is it for me! I'm gonna finally lose the weight!

librarygirl111
10-18-2010, 09:33 PM
10/11: :)
10/12: :)
10/13: :( (1 bnls buffalo wing, one cheese stick)
10/14: :)
10/15: :)
10/16: :( (Wendy's, beer)
10/17: :)
10/18: :)

Hoodie, I agree! I am back on the bandwagon too! I am so glad for all the support in the group here. I ate wendy's this weekend, and I am pretty sure that is what messed up my weigh-in this morning. :(

I do want to make a change in my life, and I think that you are right, PinkHoodie, it's so hard to just commit for seven days!

They always say to take it "a pound at a time" and I guess it's time for us to take it "a day at a time" right?

Here's what I ate today:

Builder Bar: 270
Fruitcup : 60
Veggie Sand: 450
Miso Soup: 200
Apple: 60

Total: 1040

I didn't work out today, so I think that this will be good. I didn't reach my weight goal today. In fact, I didn't even lose a pound. I think I have some crazy metabolism that doesn't make sense, because I don't eat that much.

amy

librarygirl111
10-18-2010, 09:36 PM
I think that my biggest problem is not staying on track. How can I lose weight if I don't let my body adjust to the changes? Well, tonight is Monday Night Football, so that means no beer for me tonight. I am very motivated to stay on plan this whole week. We can do it, everyone!

And pinkie, i am right there with you, seven days is our new goal! :carrot:

librarygirl111
10-18-2010, 09:38 PM
10/11: :)
10/12: :)
10/13: :( (1 bnls buffalo wing, one cheese stick)
10/14: :)
10/15: :)
10/16: :( (Wendy's, beer)
10/17: :)
10/18: :)


According to patterns, it looks like I am up to slip up tomorrow!

Not under my house!

Charms
10-18-2010, 10:11 PM
amy, are you using any tools to track your food like fitday or something? From your menus it doesn't look like you are eating a lot of protein. I'm not sure if that's intentional but that may be part of the problem. Just something to think about.

Another on plan day for me today. My period was due on Oct 9th. I've have bloated days, mini cramps and a few spots but still no cycle. I swear my body needs an exorcism!

Tomorrow is weigh in day for me. Fingers crossed it's a good one.

10/11 :)
10/12 :)
10/13 :)
10/14 :)
10/15 :)
10/16 :)
10/17 :)
10/18 :)

librarygirl111
10-18-2010, 11:06 PM
Hey charms!

Yeah, I do eat a lot of protein. The body builder bars that I have in the morning have 20 grams of protein, so I try to do those after a hard workout. I guess you are right though, there isn't too much protein.

Tomorrow I am going to have black bean tacos for lunch, so there are proteins in there.

How many grams of protein should I be getting a day?

thx
amy

AngelicLyna
10-18-2010, 11:07 PM
I went over 200 calories =/ but I did some extra exercising, I'll mark th is down as "off plan".

10-11 :D
10-12 :D
10-13 :D
10-14 :D
10-15 :D
10-16 :D
10-17 :D
10-18 :(

matt_H
10-18-2010, 11:31 PM
Can I join this from 10-18 on? I didn't have a great weekend and could use something to keep me on track for the rest of this month (and into next month).

10-18 :)

calluna
10-19-2010, 12:13 AM
Matt, you're always welcome. Good to see you here -

anna78
10-19-2010, 12:40 AM
10-18 :)

Yay! I stayed on plan!! I even got extra steps.13,096. I am also a bit under calories. I am full an satisfied, so I am going to leave it at that! :) Can't wait to come put another :) down tomorrow night!

Charms
10-19-2010, 10:11 AM
Hey charms!

Yeah, I do eat a lot of protein. The body builder bars that I have in the morning have 20 grams of protein, so I try to do those after a hard workout. I guess you are right though, there isn't too much protein.

Tomorrow I am going to have black bean tacos for lunch, so there are proteins in there.

How many grams of protein should I be getting a day?

thx
amy


I tried to put in a link but I don't have enough posts :( If you do a google search for protein per day you'll see lots of calculators. Some will figure it low, some high. My plan splits the difference and has me just under 100 grams per day.


Scale was back down this morning. It bounced around all week due to my fake period. So 6 pounds lost in 2 weeks. Not too horrible for an old menopausal lady :spin:

dorian05
10-19-2010, 12:58 PM
Scale was back down this morning. It bounced around all week due to my fake period. So 6 pounds lost in 2 weeks. Not too horrible for an old menopausal lady :spin:

6 lbs in 2 weeks?! That's excellent! I hope I'll lose like you do. ;)

Eliana
10-19-2010, 01:04 PM
I do not like all these frownies. :( I have been ignoring this thread for that reason. I just give up once I go home from work.

I have planned for this evening for a McD's ice cream cone and I am COUNTING it in my plan! So if that is my only indulgence, then I am posting a smilie tomorrow!

I didn't realize what a stress eater I was until I had a house full of treats and a husband who was suicidal. :rolleyes:

10/11- :( But I don't care. It's my birthday!!
10/12- :( Need a veggie plan for ravenous afternoons
10/13- :(
10/14- :( Best of the days though...just caved with two cookies in the evening but spot on the rest of the day.
10/15- :(
10/16 :(
10/17-:(
10/18- :(
10/19- :(

fatmac
10-19-2010, 01:07 PM
I do not like all these frownies. :( I have been ignoring this thread for that reason.

You and me both!

I'm back on track for the time being. I really think TOM put me in the crazy binge-mood last week, because I have no intention (or even desire) to continue that behavior once he's gone. Aiming for a great week!

dorian05
10-19-2010, 01:08 PM
10/11 :)
10/12 :)
10/13 :)
10/14 :(
10/15 :)
10/16 :)
10/17 :(
10/18 :)
10/19 :)

I've been weighing in, counting calories and planning my menus for over a week now and I can honestly say that this is working for me. I hope the results will justify my optimism.:carrot:
I've been eating between 1200 cal and 1500 cal a day and going for a 40 minute brisk walk. We'll see if that's enough!

Eliana
10-19-2010, 01:38 PM
I guess my problem is that I'm expecting perfection of myself. Unless I'm perfect, I get a frownie face. I'm not sure that's the best plan of attack. BUT if I want to lose pounds, it seems I have to go about a perfect eating plan right now. What I'm doing doesn't seem to be cutting it anymore.

Charms
10-19-2010, 02:10 PM
You and me both!

I'm back on track for the time being. I really think TOM put me in the crazy binge-mood last week, because I have no intention (or even desire) to continue that behavior once he's gone. Aiming for a great week!

TOM is evil. But don't let him have that power over you. When you get the desire to binge, stop and have a hot cup of tea or whatever and see if you can get it to pass. Acknowledge the cause of the cravings and it might help.

(I always laugh when I write posts about TOM because that is one of my son's names LOL!)

Eliana
10-19-2010, 02:33 PM
(I always laugh when I write posts about TOM because that is one of my son's names LOL!)

You must hate the form it has taken on! :rofl: I always loved the name "Thomas". Who knew TOM would ever come to mean THAT?

Jelbelle
10-19-2010, 02:35 PM
I hate being sick!! It's throwing me all out of whack =( I hoped I'd feel better this morning, but no! I feel worse >_<

PinkHoodie
10-19-2010, 03:38 PM
Yesterday was great! Came in under my calories and that was with a Frozen Yogurt...but its okay. Today is shaping up to being even better! Wohooo! Keep going everyone!!!!! :D

Creeech
10-19-2010, 03:51 PM
Welcome, Matt! :hug:

Eliana: I know times are tough right now, and I'm the same way with perfection. I think it's my OCD; if I don't have a completely on plan day I consider it ruined and I get very discouraged. I've been taking it one day at a time, writing out my plan and sticking to it. If you have Halloween candy around, allow yourself one piece every other day and incorporate it into your plan.. hide the rest! Another Chickie posted that they're giving out Halloween pencils and stickers instead of candy.. why not try that?

Jelbelle: Feel better! Drink lots of fluids and remember to eat.. don't skip meals, just eat light! :hug:

Pink: I'm SO proud of you! I'm happy you're happy :)

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10/11: :D
10/12: :D
10/13: :D
10/14: :D
10/15: :D
10/16: :D
10/17: :D
10/18: :D
10/19:
10/20:
10/21:
10/22:
10/23:
10/24:
10/25:
10/26:
10/27:
10/28:
10/29:
10/30:
10/31:
11/1:
11/2:
11/3:
11/4:
11/5:
11/6:
11/7:
11/8:
11/9:
11/10:
11/11:

I was on campus all day yesterday! :dizzy: I packed lunch, dinner, and several snacks so I wouldn't be tempted to buy anything in the cafeteria or vending machines. It worked! BF & I are trying to save as much as we can so we're cutting out unnecessary spending as well.. so that's extra incentive not to go and buy over-priced junk ;) Got a lot of walking in too!

I'm down 12.4 pounds since September 17, 24.3 total! Happy dance, anyone? :dancer:

Time to read and write a paper for my lit class then head to Brooklyn. Catch up with everyone later!

-Stephy

Vivian27
10-19-2010, 04:28 PM
10/13 :)
10/14 :)
10/15 :)
10/16 :)
10/17 :)
10/18 :)

I'm doing well. I am so proud of myself. Today has been one of my happiest days in a while because I had a great doctors visit. He said I made his day because I am doing so well. My blood pressure has gone down, my weight has gone down...I am on my way to being healthy!! What he doesn't know is that he made my day by telling me that...woohoo!!!

Eliana
10-19-2010, 07:52 PM
Phew! So far so good! I came home, had a handful of almonds and went out to work in the yard. Three hours later I am ready for dinner and I haven't been tempted by anything! :carrot: I think I see a smilie in my future. :D

skygirl
10-19-2010, 10:18 PM
Still on plan. Did a weight lifting workout today. I'm still sick, so I didn't feel great physically while doing it, but I felt really good that I got it done.

10-11 :)
10-12 :( (Off plan today and tomorrow, but planned.)
10-13 :( (Off plan yesterday and today, but planned.)
10-14 :)
10-15 :)
10-16 :)
10-17 :)
10-18 :)
10-19 :)

Hope everyone's having a great day!

matt_H
10-19-2010, 10:27 PM
Two days down and both have been excellent.

10-18 :)
10-19 :)

Yesterday was under my calories as well as today. I also did a nice run last night and have done a lot of walking today. Tomorrow will be a test, but I am going to handle it no sweat! I have a meetup group thing that I organize and we have a social gathering at a bar once a month. I'm not going to drink and while I will eat dinner there, I will eat something healthy like the grilled salmon. No fries for me! I'll try to leave a bit early as tomorrow night is also a scheduled run day for me. A nice run before bed would be great :)

Jelbelle
10-20-2010, 03:09 AM
Awesome day even though my sinuses are still pretty horrible, exceeded my daily exercise and water intake, =) right on!

8/30

AngelicLyna
10-20-2010, 04:57 AM
YAY Eliana and Pinkhoodie!


With TOM and a sinus flu, I'm glad to announce that I stayed on plan today, it took everything I had within me to stay on plan with both eating and exercise. I sooo didn't feel like moving today but I did it! I could use a nice big bowl of chicken soup with potatoes and carrots tomorrow. I really hate it when it gets cold.

10/11-17 =D
10/18 :(
10/19 :D

Eliana
10-20-2010, 09:09 AM
Yes!!

10/11- :( But I don't care. It's my birthday!!
10/12- :( Need a veggie plan for ravenous afternoons
10/13- :(
10/14- :( Best of the days though...just caved with two cookies in the evening but spot on the rest of the day.
10/15- :(
10/16 :(
10/17-:(
10/18- :(
10/19- :)

Charms
10-20-2010, 10:14 AM
You must hate the form it has taken on! :rofl: I always loved the name "Thomas". Who knew TOM would ever come to mean THAT? Some days my son can seem like a curse, but I love him good and bad LOL WTG on that smiley girl!!! :carrot:

Jelbelle, I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. Hope it passes quickly.

Yesterday was great! Came in under my calories and that was with a Frozen Yogurt...but its okay. Today is shaping up to being even better! Wohooo! Keep going everyone!!!!! :D w00h00!!!!! I knew you could do it!

Stephy, your results are so impressive! Great motivation for me to keep going.

Vivian, nice collection of smileys you've got there! I goto the doc's today and I'm not dreading it. Hope to get clearance to start workouts again. I'm actually missing working out, who knew? LOL

Ok enough of the germs around here skygirl. Lose the ickies. Nice job staying on plan when you aren't feeling well.

Angelic, you definitely earned that smiley :D

Hi Matt, your results have left me speechless.

These crazy work hours are making me tired but I'm sticking with it and am still on plan. I think I'm becoming addicted to smiley faces?! LOL

10/11 :)
10/12 :)
10/13 :)
10/14 :)
10/15 :)
10/16 :)
10/17 :)
10/18 :)
10/19 :)

Charms
10-20-2010, 10:16 AM
OH!!!! I forgot to mention I'm down another pound :cp:

PinkHoodie
10-20-2010, 11:33 AM
Good job all you!!! I am still on plan but feeling frustrated. I have been at the same weight for about a month and a half now...I cannot seem to shake it! I have tried changing up what I eat and I have tried changing my exercise around a bit...I am just worried that even if I keep going I am going to be here for another month...and then it will just start getting annoying!!! I will be on today though! :)

librarygirl111
10-20-2010, 12:51 PM
10/11: :)
10/12: :)
10/13: :( (1 bnls buffalo wing, one cheese stick)
10/14: :)
10/15: :)
10/16: :( (Wendy's, beer)
10/17: :)
10/18: :)
10/19: :( (jellybeans)

This pattern I am developing is a little strange. I don't think that my body is getting enough calories. Currently, I am doing about a 1200 or below calorie diet, and some days I run six miles! I think that I just lose all sense of self control. Yesterday, I decided to let myself eat 1500 calories because I ran 6 miles and the jellybeans just hit me! LOL!

Today, I may or may not run (I am leaning against not. I will be bed ridden for the next four days because i am gettting my wisdom teeth taken out. :( However, I will be only drinking those odwalla protein smoothies for four days too, which will be a nice little fast for my body before I start my new job/exercise routine on Monday.

So yeah, I am going to amp my calorie intake to 1500 for days that I work out and 1200 for days that I don't and hope that this creates more results and doesn't end up making me want to eat all in sight!

Eliana
10-20-2010, 12:53 PM
Librarygirl, you really do have quite a pattern going there! LOL! Well, I predict the next two days are going to be good for you!

Charms
10-20-2010, 01:50 PM
Good job all you!!! I am still on plan but feeling frustrated. I have been at the same weight for about a month and a half now...I cannot seem to shake it! I have tried changing up what I eat and I have tried changing my exercise around a bit...I am just worried that even if I keep going I am going to be here for another month...and then it will just start getting annoying!!! I will be on today though! :)

Can you put the scale away for a while and focus on other victories. Do you measure? If you're losing inches who cares what the number says on the metal monster, it will catch up to you!

Here's wishing everyone another good day :)

calluna
10-20-2010, 02:03 PM
All, I need to post a feel-good moment. My partner brought home a loaf of bakery-fresh, iced cinnamon bread from work yesterday. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH! But I didn't touch it, as much as I wanted to, and put it in the big freezer out of sight so I wouldn't be tempted to do so.

that was a pretty close call, as the "just one slice" voice was whispering diligently in my ear. :D Still a sucker, 10 1/2 months in! :rofl: But this time I won. :)

librarygirl111
10-20-2010, 02:18 PM
call me crazy or something pinkhoodie,

But I think the next two days will be good for me too....

:carrot: LOL :carrot:

anna78
10-20-2010, 02:37 PM
19:)
20:)

dorian05
10-20-2010, 05:14 PM
10/11 :)
10/12 :)
10/13 :)
10/14 :(
10/15 :)
10/16 :)
10/17 :(
10/18 :)
10/19 :)
10/20 :)

I'm doing great. I'm really so proud of myself. I've been eating as I plan to and exercise every day. Even though I was very tired today and feeling like I'm gonna get sick, I went for a brisk 35-minutes walk! :cp:

AngelicLyna
10-20-2010, 06:02 PM
Librarygirl, you really do have quite a pattern going there! LOL! Well, I predict the next two days are going to be good for you!

HAHAHA!


Charms I agree with you, I just recently put my scale far away from my reach and mind. My scale is crazy anyway, according to it, I've gained 7lbs BUT according to my measuring tape, my waist is 3 inches smaller since Oct. 4th. Screw the scale! :censored:

skygirl
10-20-2010, 10:01 PM
On plan for the day, but wow, really sore, really tired. Sticking with it though.

Ready for this cold to go away. Hope everyone is feeling good today! :)

10-11 :)
10-12 :( (Off plan today and tomorrow, but planned.)
10-13 :( (Off plan yesterday and today, but planned.)
10-14 :)
10-15 :)
10-16 :)
10-17 :)
10-18 :)
10-19 :)
10-20 :)

Charms
10-20-2010, 10:39 PM
Another day in the smiley camp. They add up quickly! That's ten days for me :carrot:

10/11 :)
10/12 :)
10/13 :)
10/14 :)
10/15 :)
10/16 :)
10/17 :)
10/18 :)
10/19 :)
10/20 :)

anna78
10-20-2010, 11:03 PM
19 :)
20 :)
21 :)

matt_H
10-21-2010, 12:57 AM
10-18 to 10-20 :)

Three good days in a row. I had a challenge today and didnt cave in even though I wanted to and could have easily done so. I ate dinner at the bar and probably picked the best thing I could have on the menu (grilled salmon with veggie and potato). I didn't drink at all and stuck to diet cokes.

My exercise was pretty much nil though as I was still a bit sore from Monday. Tomorrow night I have to run.

AngelicLyna
10-21-2010, 04:42 AM
10/21 - :D

I banished my scale, I wish I knew how much I weigh... lol

Eliana
10-21-2010, 08:49 AM
Yeah! On plan yesterday! I think I'm finally kicking the sugar to the curb! It always takes three solid days and today would be day 3. Sugar is such an addiction, but you don't really see it while you're in the grips of it. It's more of an after-thought.

I have lost three inches from my bra band! I don't know when that happened! I judge success by my pants and my pants haven't budged in months! I don't know what possessed me to measure my bra band area, but I did and it was three inches less than it was in September. So I guess I am losing inches...just not in places I normally check. :rofl:

10/11- :( But I don't care. It's my birthday!!
10/12- :( Need a veggie plan for ravenous afternoons
10/13- :(
10/14- :( Best of the days though...just caved with two cookies in the evening but spot on the rest of the day.
10/15- :(
10/16 :(
10/17-:(
10/18- :(
10/19- :)
10/20- :)

Vivian27
10-21-2010, 10:16 AM
10/13 :)
10/14 :)
10/15 :)
10/16 :)
10/17 :)
10/18 :)
10/19 :)
10/20 :( I had chips!!

Well here it goes I broke I finally broke. I had wanted chips so bad in the last week but did not go for it. I have that if it is not in the house I wont eat it mentality so I don't buy it. Long story short I went with my daughter's class on a trip and they offered us lunch. Not so bad a turkey and cheese sandwich, apple slices, fruit juice, water, cookies (which I passed) and chips!!! I ate them!! Aaaaahhhhh but I know today will be a better day!!

Eliana
10-21-2010, 10:47 AM
Vivian, in my diet plan, that used to be "on plan". ;) It's ok, in my opinion to indulge once in a while. To me, that's just life and I'm trying to eat for life. Now that I'm trying to get off the last set of pounds, I have to be more "perfect". But I think you're doing great!

Creeech
10-21-2010, 12:33 PM
Haven't been able to catch up with everyone's posts yet.. I was so exhausted when I got home from class last night I just went straight to bed! Who gets stuck in traffic on the Verrazano Bridge at 10:15pm after taking a gruesome midterm, writing a paper on a 1 hour dinner break and after all that sitting through a fast-paced 3 hour lecture? I DO!! x_x

Still on plan, which I'm shocked because I'm so stressed that I'm breaking out all over my chin. I'm relieved I haven't reached for the baked goods yet, of course, but still shocked :P
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10/11: :D
10/12: :D
10/13: :D
10/14: :D
10/15: :D
10/16: :D
10/17: :D
10/18: :D
10/19: :D
10/20: :D
10/21:
10/22:
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skygirl
10-21-2010, 07:22 PM
On plan again today. My weight lifting workout felt much better today, thank goodness. :)

Hope everyone had a great day! :)

10-11 :)
10-12 :( (Off plan today and tomorrow, but planned.)
10-13 :( (Off plan yesterday and today, but planned.)
10-14 :)
10-15 :)
10-16 :)
10-17 :)
10-18 :)
10-19 :)
10-20 :)
10-21 :)

matt_H
10-21-2010, 09:55 PM
10-18 to 10-21 :)

Four days in a row!

Today was especially good as I just got home from a 4 mile jog. I took the last couple of days off from running, but went back out there this evening. My food choices today were right on plan and I was under my calorie count.

Weekends are usually my downfall, but with all of your support and encouragement I know I am going to get through this one.

WildThings
10-21-2010, 10:47 PM
I'm having a bad case of the blahs today. I'm on plan with both my food and exercise, but the rest of me is just in a blah mode. It did help a bit to see all my little dancing carrots (back on my original post on page 3). Hoping tomorrow the blahs move on.

On a side note, it's fantastic to see how well so many are doing. We are almost 2 weeks into the challenge. For those that are struggling, tomorrow's a new day, you still have time to make it work.

anna78
10-21-2010, 11:50 PM
18:)
19:)
20:)
21:)

dorian05
10-22-2010, 05:45 AM
10/12 :)
10/13 :)
10/14 :(
10/15 :)
10/16 :)
10/17 :(
10/18 :)
10/19 :)
10/20 :)

So another :)
10/21 :)

Yesterday was a great day. I ate approx. 1300 cal which is good but what's more important I walked for about an hour. It was a brisk walk (at least 6 km= 4 miles in 60 minutes!) with my brother who is also fighting the same battle as I do. We are both overweight and on high blood pressure medications! We are going to do this! Yes we are!!!!:carrot:

AngelicLyna
10-22-2010, 07:45 AM
:carrot::carrot:

10/21 = :smug:

Charms
10-22-2010, 09:13 AM
Quick fly by from me. Another on track day yesterday. We went out to dinner at Outback and I had the lite version of grilled salmon and steamed veggies. Sooo good and sooo on plan. :carrot:

10/11 - 10/21 :)

Vivian27
10-22-2010, 11:44 AM
Eliana- Thank you so much. I have a hard time accepting little slip ups.

10/13-10/19:) 10/20:( 10/21:)

calluna
10-22-2010, 11:52 AM
Did pretty well yesterday also...ate on plan. Going to try adding my workout routine back in starting this weekend. First time after surgery, but I think I am ready!

Sea
10-22-2010, 12:01 PM
Quick fly by from me. Another on track day yesterday. We went out to dinner at Outback and I had the lite version of grilled salmon and steamed veggies. Sooo good and sooo on plan. :carrot:

10/11 - 10/21 :)

Yes,yes,yes!!! I feel indulgent eating this great meal. :D
You're doing great!

On plan 21 days --> 15 lb loss.

librarygirl111
10-22-2010, 02:04 PM
10/11: :)
10/12: :)
10/13: :( (1 bnls buffalo wing, one cheese stick)
10/14: :)
10/15: :)
10/16: :( (Wendy's, beer)
10/17: :)
10/18: :)
10/19: :( (jellybeans)
10/20: :( (cupcake, too much food)
10/21 : :) (ice cream all day-Wisdom Teeth)

Oh geez, just got my wisdom teeth out, so on Wednesday night, my friend brought over some excellent food that I stuffed myself on, plus I made a cupcake because of the scary operation I was about to have (stress eating). Yesterday, I had about 1000 calories worth of ice cream, which was nice, and necessary to make my teeth feel good. I don't count that as a frownie day though, because I love myself, and I feel like loving myself has something to do with health too. And yesterday, eating ice cream all day made me feel better about the operation (not to mention the swelling). As I am doing recovery, I am going to try to just stay under 1200 calories a day, starting today.

I am eating better stuff now, like chicken noodle and macaroni and cheese. As long as I stay under 1200 calories, I am not going to penalize myself for sugary foods, ect. I am just glad I am eating! LOL

have a good one, tell you girlies what happens by monday, my next weigh in

anna78
10-22-2010, 10:47 PM
18:)
19 :)
20 :)
21 :)
22 :)

ROCK ON! 5 days in a row. No excuse. Step, food, exercise, the whole shabang! Tonight I wanted to sit on the couch and eat the halloween candy we bought for the T or T, and I didn't! I did 56 min of cardio instead!!!!!!

dorian05
10-23-2010, 03:26 AM
10/11 :)
10/12 :)
10/13 :)
10/14 :(
10/15 :)
10/16 :)
10/17 :(
10/18 :)
10/19 :)
10/20 :)
10/21 :)
10/22 :) although I ate 280 cal of chocolate but still in my calorie range

Anyway, it was a great day till I got home from work only to find out my son got sick. He has bronhitis (I'm not sure it's the term you use) and fall/spring is always hard on him. So yesterday he got fever and his doctor prescribed him antibiotics. Well, needless to say-kids and taking a medicine.
I had to treat myself with little bit of comfort food just to calm myself (emotinal eater) but still I finished a day on 1200 calories!
Exercise: zero, but I felt at the end of the day like I ran a marathon!:dizzy:

Jelbelle
10-23-2010, 04:32 AM
Finally kicking the sinus issue, and getting back on track. Had some terrible pasta for dinner...spent the rest of the night chowing strawberries to get the horrible taste out of my mouth, ha XD

9/30

matt_H
10-23-2010, 05:22 AM
10-18 to 10-22 :)

All of these were good days. Today I am spending the day up in Salem, MA with a friend. We will get lunch someplace and I'll try to make a healthy choice. Tonight I'd like to go for a run as well.

Yesterday I got zero exercise. The weather was cold and I just didn't feel like walking in it. Today I'm going to bundle up so I can walk around during the day without freezing my butt off!

skygirl
10-23-2010, 09:55 AM
Yesterday I was on plan, so I'm glad about that.

Today I am already struggling, and it's only morning. I barely slept last night and when I did I kept dreaming about sugar. :dizzy: And then I was so tired from not sleeping during the night that when the alarm went off I turned it off and missed my workout (at least it's Saturday, so there's still time ;)). I will do a different workout today instead, and work to turn this around and stay on plan today.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. :)

10-11 :)
10-12 :( (Off plan today and tomorrow, but planned.)
10-13 :( (Off plan yesterday and today, but planned.)
10-14 :)
10-15 :)
10-16 :)
10-17 :)
10-18 :)
10-19 :)
10-20 :)
10-21 :)
10-22 :)

Charms
10-23-2010, 11:51 AM
Yesterday was an absolute blur and today is on the same track. Someone slow things down a bit please. Sheeesh!

So I was running around so much and forgot to eat. YUP. Me. Forgetting food. My husband had to remind me :rofl: At the end of the day it was all good and I was on plan.

Today I get to resume exercising. I'm gonna dig out one of my Leslie Sansone tapes to start things off slow. Next week I get to kick it up again and get back on my Bowflex machine. I'm very much looking forward to it.

Wishing everyone a great day! Stay on plan and don't let those weekend cravings get to you!!!

10/11 - 10/22 :)

~Nancy

calluna
10-23-2010, 01:44 PM
Hi, all! Good day yesterday for me. Today I am going to do my first real, honest-to-goodness workout since my surgeries last month. I am very excited about it...but terrified to learn how much of my fitness I have lost. All to a good cause, I suppose, because my level of fitness improved resolution of the medical issues pretty dramatically. Still.

dorian05
10-23-2010, 02:34 PM
Today: :(

I don't know how many calories I've eaten so far, but it's definately not in my calorie range. Now I feel sick, have headache and feel quilty on top of that.
I walked again for an hour, but it's nothing comparing to the amount of food I digested today. Grrrrrrrr....

onherweighdown
10-23-2010, 04:08 PM
Ugh, I have messed up so many times since starting this. Not like binges or anything, but certainly a cheat meal or snack here and there. I'm starting over.

So, today, I get a smiley.

10/23/10: :)

Jelbelle
10-23-2010, 08:39 PM
So I was running around so much and forgot to eat. YUP. Me. Forgetting food. My husband had to remind me :rofl: At the end of the day it was all good and I was on plan.



You're not the only one! Sometimes between school and housework I forget that I haven't eaten, then I try exercising and realize I have nothing to go on!


@everyone else: Don't be discouraged, even if you go off plan 10 days in a row, you have the power to get back on the wagon so...DO IT! =)

10/30 (level two starts tomorrow, yikes) Well maybe it does, I'll be at Cedar Point all day!

Charms
10-23-2010, 09:58 PM
You're not the only one! Sometimes between school and housework I forget that I haven't eaten, then I try exercising and realize I have nothing to go on!


@everyone else: Don't be discouraged, even if you go off plan 10 days in a row, you have the power to get back on the wagon so...DO IT! =)

10/30 (level two starts tomorrow, yikes) Well maybe it does, I'll be at Cedar Point all day!

Great advice! Good luck tomorrow.

Where are all the other weekend warriors. Check in please!

Marking another good day today and I got a workout in. First time since surgery. It was only a WATP video but I'm officially back on the exercise wagon :carrot:

Collecting my smiley for the day and going to relax in a nice warm bubble bath *swoon*

10/11 - 10/23

matt_H
10-23-2010, 10:56 PM
10-18 to 10-23 :)

Another day on plan.

I didn't run as much as I wanted, but I ran fast to make up for it. I spent the day in Salem with a friend and I managed to stay good. I had my "good meal fall back" which was the grilled salmon. The restaurant we went to was a seafood place and almost everything was fried and came with french fries. The grilled salmon came with a side of roasted potatos and mixed vegetables. I also avoided alcohol.

Dinner was a local healthy wrap place and I got a curried chicken wrap (chicken, curried vegetables, brown ride, and fruit chutney). It was delicious.

Then I went to a movie and then ran for a couple of miles.

I'm getting close to get back down to where I was in weight. I think with the morning weigh in I'll probably only be a couple of pounds up from my lowest. I know if I stay on 30 for 30 on this challenge I'll not ionly be in new territory but I'll be in the 180s! That is totally motivating me to continue!

anna78
10-23-2010, 11:32 PM
18:)
19 :)
20 :)
21 :)
22 :)
23 :)

AngelicLyna
10-24-2010, 12:21 AM
Only one bad day since I started this. I'm proud of myself.

Creeech
10-24-2010, 02:44 AM
10/11: :D
10/12: :D
10/13: :D
10/14: :D
10/15: :D
10/16: :D
10/17: :D
10/18: :D
10/19: :D
10/20: :D
10/21: :D
10/22: :D
10/23: :D
10/24:
10/25:
10/26:
10/27:
10/28:
10/29:
10/30:
10/31:
11/1:
11/2:
11/3:
11/4:
11/5:
11/6:
11/7:
11/8:
11/9:
11/10:
11/11:

Ate way below my calories today.. so stressed I don't have an appetite =/

Charms
10-24-2010, 11:22 AM
Funny thing. When you string all these smilies together your plan works!

As of this morning I am down ten pounds!!!! :goodscale

Vivian27
10-24-2010, 11:51 AM
10/13-10/19:) 10/20:( 10/21-10/23:)

Yesterday was my mom's birthday. I catered for the party. I made all sorts of delicious food. I made baked ziti, rice and beans, baked chicken, potato salad, green salad and a cake. It went great we had a lot of fun. The best part I stayed within my calorie range. I had my cake and got to eat it to...lol!

Everyone loved the food. Funny thing is no one even knew that the ziti was made with ground turkey and that I used fat free cream cheese instead of ricotta and that it only had 8 oz of mozzarella cheese on top for the entire pan. I prepared a healthy feast and no one even asked!!

I ate a 1/2 cup of the rice, 1/2 cup of the ziti, 1 chicken thigh(no skin), 1/3 cup of potato salad and a mound of the green salad. Drank water and crystal light!! I had a little sliver of the cake(no frosting). I have never been into sweets(thank God)!! This is huge for me I would have gone for seconds before. Thanks for reading!!:carrot:

Sea
10-24-2010, 01:06 PM
Still on plan and exercising but bounced up. :( Sodium?? :?:

librarygirl111
10-24-2010, 02:13 PM
Onherweighdown – I know this might sound strange, but you should hold your frownie faces with pride! LOL. The reason I say this is because it has really helped me see where I have messed up, and it helps me see when I finally need to give into those cravings.

Creech – I hope everything is okay. Remember, if you are stressed out, make sure you are at least eating three meals a day.

Charms- Congrats! That’s good reason enough to keep on smiling! (LOL, get it, okay, I am a dorkus. Lol)

Sea- It could be that TOM, we all gain a little weight during that time. You should weigh yourself after your body has processed all the water weight.

10/11: :)
10/12: :)
10/13: :( (1 bnls buffalo wing, one cheese stick)
10/14: :)
10/15: :)
10/16: :( (Wendy's, beer)
10/17: :)
10/18: :)
10/19: :( (jellybeans)
10/20: :( (cupcake, too much food)
10/21 : :) (ice cream all day-Wisdom Teeth)
10/22: :) (wisdom teeth, happy to be eating)
10/23: :) (wisdom teeth, happy to be eating)
10/24: :) we'll see!

So, after today, I don't get a smiley for recovery from the wisdom teeth operation. LOL, instead, I actually have to count and check to see what is going into my body. I gave myself these break days because I think adding the stress of weight loss to a surgery recovery is extremely difficult.

Today, I am having oatmeal for breakfast, chicken noodle for lunch, and then whatever my hubby cooks for dinner. Considering the issue with the toothies, I am assuming that I won't be geared off plan at all today, so I will just give myself a smiley anyway.

We've still got about 20 days left in this challenge, so everyone keep it coming! Even if we have slipped up, we can redeem ourselves in the next 20 days. It's never too late to make this a successful month!

have a great sunday everyone,
amy

dorian05
10-24-2010, 02:58 PM
What do I have to say? Nothing to justify my overeating! I was a bad, bad girl yesterday and today!!!
The only good thing that came of those two days is that I walked for an hour yesterday and today.
I definately don't feel good after eating so much, so it means that my eating habits have started changing. Monday is my day and I'm going to be on track!

AngelicLyna
10-24-2010, 04:58 PM
So I out of curiosity, I decided to get my scale out today and I had a major swoooosh. I dropped 8lbs since this thread started. I'm so happy.

PinkHoodie
10-24-2010, 09:24 PM
Yep....here is another one totally off plan. Both exercise and eating have been horrible...I am going to get back on track again, but I don't understand why old habits are so easy to pick up again! I know alot of what's going on is stress eating because I have a Dr's appointment this Friday that I am nervous about for some reason. No excuse, but still. I will be be able to put a smile again tomorrow.

Charms
10-24-2010, 09:45 PM
Stopping by to collect my smiley. Lots of activity today. I'm wrecked and feeling a bit under the weather too. Hoping it passes quickly.

10/11 - 10/24 :)

anna78
10-24-2010, 10:03 PM
18:)
19 :)
20 :)
21 :)
22 :)
23 :)
24 :) I stay on plan, but had to add exercise on my off day to stay in calories. lol Oh well. I did what I had to do to no be a flunky!

matt_H
10-25-2010, 12:10 AM
10-18 to 10-24 :)

Stayed good. The weekend is over and that is good and bad. I don't go to work, but I made it past the tough time for me.

onherweighdown
10-25-2010, 12:29 AM
10/23: :(
10/24: :)

dorian05
10-25-2010, 01:26 PM
Finally, :)!

Charms
10-25-2010, 01:57 PM
Finally, :)!

YaY Dorian! You go girl :carrot:

anna78
10-25-2010, 04:48 PM
18:)
19 :)
20 :)
21 :)
22 :)
23 :)
24 :( ended up being a flunky after all. Fell of the wagon in the middle of the night.

Vivian27
10-25-2010, 06:42 PM
10/13-10/19:) 10/20:( 10/21-10/25:)

I am so happy with my progress. Btw, I am down 1.5 lbs!!!:carrot:

Charms
10-25-2010, 08:48 PM
WTG Vivian!!! *w00t*

Tomorrow is my official weigh in day. I hope the lower number I saw earlier in the week sticks.

In the meantime I am here to collect another smiley before a hot bubble bath and some quiet time before bed.

Thanks for all the support here. It's really making me think about things and stick with it.

~Nancy

WildThings
10-25-2010, 10:27 PM
Today was actually a great day on plan, although it's 9:30pm and I am still trying to finish my roasted cabbage from dinner. I think next month I'm going to have to set up some strict exercise challenges. I've been walking every day but it's really not much.

matt_H
10-25-2010, 10:59 PM
10-18 to 10-25 :)

Another good day. This morning I got down into new weight loss territory (lost the weight I gained two weekends ago).

anna78
10-26-2010, 08:41 AM
18 264.0
19 263.6
20 260.8
21 263.4
22 263.0
23 262.6
24 265 Water retention????
25261.4 YAY!
26 261.6
27
28
29
30
31

Sea
10-26-2010, 11:14 AM
On plan! :D
Weight loss is slowing, but going the right direction.
I actually got in extra walking yesterday, thanks be to God for a warm front. :D

librarygirl111
10-26-2010, 11:47 AM
10/11: :)
10/12: :)
10/13: :( (1 bnls buffalo wing, one cheese stick)
10/14: :)
10/15: :)
10/16: :( (Wendy's, beer)
10/17: :)
10/18: :)
10/19: :( (jellybeans)
10/20: :( (cupcake, too much food)
10/21 : :) (ice cream all day-Wisdom Teeth)
10/22: :) (wisdom teeth, happy to be eating)
10/23: :) (wisdom teeth, happy to be eating)
10/24: :) we'll see!
10/25: :)

For today, here is my meal plan:

Whole-Wheat Tortilla 330 cal
one scrambled egg
cheese
salsa

Amy's organic pesto tortellini 430

banana 90

meat and veggies 350

total calories: about 1200

Plus a six-mile run on the treadmill, starting to become wintery

OKAY, so, I have my new work schedule and here is what my WO will look like for the week, when i start my new schedule

MON - morning 6 mile run treadmill
TUE- morning 6 mile run treadmill
WED- 915-1015 Cycling, 1045-1145 Tai Chi
THUR- 915-1015 Cycling, 1045-1145 Yoga
FRI- Bodypump 9AM

I think that this is a great schedule because it will incorporate everything that I wanted to work on this winter (endurance, flexibility, and strength training). I want to make sure that once I get back to the running season next spring that I am up and ready! I like this because on WED, THUR, FRI, I get my exercises in the morning, which is key for me, Doing an exercise after a long day of work is so stressful.

Anna Congrats on the weight loss! That's wonderful that you can weigh yourself everyday like that. I get too frustrated. I flux so much! It's like, one day I gain a pound, the next I lose. I like looking at consistent results or I go crazy. :dizzy: LOL, but congrats.

I didn't want to let the cat out of the bag, but, I am losing weight too!!! I only weigh myself once a week, and I think this monday was a good one because I came in at 155.8. My mouth dropped--I am sure that will fluctuate back up again. I am guessing I am about 156 right now? Getting down to 154 would be great because that would mean I have lost ten pounds since my honeymoon!!! Hopefully, I can build on that bikini bod for the summer. I am hoping to keep up the good healthy lifestyle this winter!!

On Halloween, I am running a 10k and being the designated driver the night before (sat) for all my buddies. It's nice to know the people you love have a safe ride. Plus, it helps with drinking less calories! I can get crazy at festitivies, so I am usually the first one to claim DD on party nights.

Well, hopefully by next monday, I can come in here telling you I have lost 10 pounds since July. :carrot:

Thanks for everyone's support!

Charms
10-26-2010, 03:14 PM
Amanda, I need to set up some formal exercise goals too. I've been winging it since doc told me I could start doing my low impact videos again. YaY for your great day :)

Congratulations Matt on your new weight loss territory!

Anna, *w00h00* for your losses!

Sea, may I ask where you live? Your avi makes me sigh every time I see it. Happy to hear the scale is being kind and moving the right way.

librarygirl, that is some workout routine! I'm sure you'll be seeing results with all that hard work.

Well the scale blipped back up 1/4 lb for my "official" weigh in today. But I am still down 10 pounds since October 9th so there will be no complaining for me!

Hope everyone else checks in soon too! Still lots of days left on the challenge. Let's make the most of it.

:):)GO SMILIES!:):)

p.s. That little mouse in my avi is one the reasons for my determination. My eldest granddaughter Vivienne. I want to be able to run and play with her and her cousin Erin for a good long time. (Erin is only 5 mos so not much running yet LOL)

dorian05
10-26-2010, 04:08 PM
Hello everybody!

I've just returned from my 60-minute walk with my dear brother. I've eaten in my calorie range. So today I get my :)!
Anyway, I visited my doctor today (nefrologist; I'm not sure if you use that term also) because of my high blood pressure. She said that I'll always need medication even if I loose the weight; that was dissapointing, hu :halfempty
The other thing she said was that I consume too much salt. 6 grams is enough for a day. And you know what? 2 slices of bread have that much salt.:fr: What about other food where salt is hidden?!
I came to a conclusion that raw food is what I should eat most of the time (veggies, fruits, nuts, ...). That way I can have my salt intake somewhat in control.
matt, anna, Sea, librarygirl, charms and everybody else I'm happy that you're doing so great and congrats on the weight loss!

dorian05
10-26-2010, 04:18 PM
p.s. That little mouse in my avi is one the reasons for my determination. My eldest granddaughter Vivienne. I want to be able to run and play with her and her cousin Erin for a good long time. (Erin is only 5 mos so not much running yet LOL)

Charms, we have the same reason for losing the weight. I have my precious son Dorian who is only 5 and needs his mum to stay around him years and years to come. He is my number one reason I'm doing this!
The second reason is that I want him to have a brother/ a sister soon! It's not possible while I'm this heavy and have so many medical problems and on so many pills every day. :(

skygirl
10-26-2010, 04:22 PM
Checking back in after the weekend. Glad to see so many people are doing so well staying on plan and seeing good losses, congrats! :)

I had a planned for off plan day on Sunday. Wow eating like that really drains my energy and brings my mood way down. Got right back on plan Monday and today, but still trying to undo the effects of that day, mental and physical. Scale jumped up and I thought it was just sodium and would be back down this morning, but looks like it's going to take another day.

I did the treadmill and stretches yesterday, and weight lifting today.

10-11 :)
10-12 :( (Off plan today and tomorrow, but planned.)
10-13 :( (Off plan yesterday and today, but planned.)
10-14 :)
10-15 :)
10-16 :)
10-17 :)
10-18 :)
10-19 :)
10-20 :)
10-21 :)
10-22 :)
10-23 :)
10-24 :( (Off plan today, but planned.)
10-25 :)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! :)

Creeech
10-26-2010, 07:30 PM
Hey chickies :D

10/11: :D
10/12: :D
10/13: :D
10/14: :D
10/15: :D
10/16: :D
10/17: :D
10/18: :D
10/19: :D
10/20: :D
10/21: :D
10/22: :D
10/23: :D
10/24: :D
10/25: :D
10/26:
10/27:
10/28:
10/29:
10/30:
10/31:
11/1:
11/2:
11/3:
11/4:
11/5:
11/6:
11/7:
11/8:
11/9:
11/10:
11/11:

Took a verrry hard midterm last night.. barely got 1000 calories in for the day and most of them were at night when I realized I ate close to nothing. When I woke up the scale said I was up .6 lbs.. probly from eating the bulk of my food so late the night before. Today has been a bit better, my school followed a Friday schedule so I had the day off. I relaxed, watched a bit of TV, cleaned a bit.. etc. I'm at 1065 calories right now so I have a little wiggle room if I decide to have a light snack and a cup of tea. Time to study and do some laundry though, another midterm tomorrow night! x_x

-Stephy

Charms
10-26-2010, 10:04 PM
Today was a hard day. Murphy's law at work. BUT I stuck to plan (tho on the higher side of my calorie range) and I'm counting it as a big victory!

Creeech, those smiles look good on you ;)

10/11 :)
10/12 :)
10/13 :)
10/14 :)
10/15 :)
10/16 :)
10/17 :)
10/18 :)
10/19 :)
10/20 :)
10/21 :)
10/22 :)
10/23 :)
10/24 :)
10/25 :)
10/26 :)