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LoveTamara
01-19-2011, 06:08 PM
I didn't see a challenge for us in the 270's

Ok, lets try to make it to 269.9

We can do it!:p


LoveTamara
01-19-2011, 06:08 PM
277.8 Current Weight

Working on 269.9

omgzitsmiranda
01-19-2011, 06:16 PM
Ugh 274 :(

But we can ALL DO THISSSSSS! :carrot:


LoveTamara
01-19-2011, 06:23 PM
I agree! We CAN and WILL do this :D

omgzitsmiranda
01-19-2011, 07:29 PM
I agree! We CAN and WILL do this :D

Speaking of which, I see that our stats are very similar. So with that being said would you happen to need a weight loss buddy? :D

LoveTamara
01-19-2011, 08:41 PM
I would love a buddy

omgzitsmiranda
01-19-2011, 09:37 PM
I would love a buddy

okay yay! :D:carrot:

LoveTamara
01-19-2011, 10:16 PM
What works best for you? Meeting on here, texting, emailing? you let me what will work best! I am up for it all, It's nice to have a buddy to help with weight loss! :carrot:

LoveTamara
01-21-2011, 06:03 PM
275.2

LoveTamara
01-21-2011, 06:04 PM
http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/bar055/fireworks01/lb/289/165/275.2/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

alyssarof2012
01-22-2011, 02:27 PM
Currently 278ish. I can't wait to be out of the 270s! We can do this. =]

How many calories do y'all allow yourselves? (For those who count calories.)

omgzitsmiranda
01-22-2011, 05:05 PM
Currently 278ish. I can't wait to be out of the 270s! We can do this. =]

How many calories do y'all allow yourselves? (For those who count calories.)

I started out doing Weight Watchers but I've switched back just to calorie counting. Right now I'm trying the "zigzag" calorie counting "plan" lol. I'm doing 2000 cals some days, 1800 cals & then 1500 a day or two just depending on my week lol. I've been trying to up my water and keep it where it needs to be so I can blast out of the 270's :)

What kind of plan are you doing?

Yes we CAN DO THIS! :carrot::carrot:

LoveTamara
01-22-2011, 07:28 PM
I try to stay under 1900 and drink 75-100 oz of water a day!


I my current weight (as of today) 274.2
Getting closer

omgzitsmiranda
01-22-2011, 07:36 PM
What works best for you? Meeting on here, texting, emailing? you let me what will work best! I am up for it all, It's nice to have a buddy to help with weight loss! :carrot:

I AM SO SORRY!! I just saw this response, I don't know how I missed it lol. Do you have aol instant messenger or anything? facebook? :)

omgzitsmiranda
01-22-2011, 07:37 PM
I try to stay under 1900 and drink 75-100 oz of water a day!


I my current weight (as of today) 274.2
Getting closer

you're doing awesome!

fitwayoflife
01-22-2011, 07:45 PM
I was 273.2 this morning. I'm trying to lose 10 pounds by Valentine's day and 20 pounds by March 15.

LoveTamara
01-22-2011, 07:47 PM
I do have facebook

www.facebook.com/tamara.howard3 (http://www.facebook.com/tamara.howard3)

LoveTamara
01-22-2011, 07:48 PM
fitway thats awesome, you are almost there!!!

quantumsheep
01-23-2011, 09:46 AM
Hello! I was thinking about how much I wanted my own weight-specific thread, and I'm so glad to see it. At 273.6 (up 1 lb from yesterday :() I hope it will only take a week to move on to getting out of the 260s. I hate to join a group with the express goal of leaving as quickly as possible. But that's the nature of the thing. So instead I hope to see all of you ladies (and possibly gentlemen) making that transition with me.

fitwayoflife
01-23-2011, 10:42 AM
fitway thats awesome, you are almost there!!!

Thanks!

My scale is faulty. I got on a different scale, and it said 271.4, so I'm going to go with that.

LoveTamara
01-23-2011, 10:51 AM
As of to day I am 273.6 So close but so far away lol

alyssarof2012
01-24-2011, 03:24 PM
I started out doing Weight Watchers but I've switched back just to calorie counting. Right now I'm trying the "zigzag" calorie counting "plan" lol. I'm doing 2000 cals some days, 1800 cals & then 1500 a day or two just depending on my week lol. I've been trying to up my water and keep it where it needs to be so I can blast out of the 270's :)

What kind of plan are you doing?

Yes we CAN DO THIS! :carrot::carrot:

I don't really have a plan.. The only thing I'm doing is eating healthy, making sure I drink lots of water and get in lots of fiber, and only eat when necessary (since boredom eating is still a bit of a problem for me).
I'm trying to get back to counting calories though, because I lost weight more consistently that way. Most days I only get to about 5 cups of water, but there are some days I get to 10. But I'll take that over 0 cups.
This morning I was 277 (a lb lower than yesterday, I weigh daily) so it seems I am getting out of my rut. If I keep losing at this rate I should be 270 or 269 by Feb. 1st or 2nd. HOPEFULLY. :P

alyssarof2012
01-24-2011, 03:26 PM
I try to stay under 1900 and drink 75-100 oz of water a day!


I my current weight (as of today) 274.2
Getting closer

That's a lot of water! =]

alyssarof2012
01-24-2011, 03:27 PM
Hello! I was thinking about how much I wanted my own weight-specific thread, and I'm so glad to see it. At 273.6 (up 1 lb from yesterday :() I hope it will only take a week to move on to getting out of the 260s. I hate to join a group with the express goal of leaving as quickly as possible. But that's the nature of the thing. So instead I hope to see all of you ladies (and possibly gentlemen) making that transition with me.

I definitely hope we all move to the 260s pretty quickly! Good luck! (See you there, =])

fitwayoflife
01-25-2011, 08:10 AM
I'm at 270.2. I'm almost there. Hopefully I'll be there on my official weigh-in on Thursday.

LoveTamara
01-25-2011, 11:44 AM
Fitway! That's AWESOME!!!!:carrot: hopefully we will be joining you soon.

I weighted into at 272.4, so close but so far LOL

LuvMyMr
01-25-2011, 09:23 PM
277. Working on getting to 260 anything right now. lol. :D

omgzitsmiranda
01-26-2011, 12:09 PM
I have officially moved from 273.6 the best way, instead of the UP I've been getting for the last couples days, not much but still.

271.4!

This is the best time & day EVER to get some sort of sign that it's working. I really needed this little kicker to keep me on track :)! :carrot::carrot::carrot:

kiki100
01-26-2011, 04:46 PM
OMGosh...I NEED to get out of the 270's! I'm weighing in at 277.8...Friday is my weigh in...I'll post back with my loss!

omgzitsmiranda
01-26-2011, 04:49 PM
OMGosh...I NEED to get out of the 270's! I'm weighing in at 277.8...Friday is my weigh in...I'll post back with my loss!

you can do it!!
we're all here cheering for you :D

girlonfire
01-27-2011, 01:54 AM
I just escaped the 270s (heaviest I have ever been before was 246) and thanks to my inability to stop bingeing, I am back up to 272 (HIGHEST WEIGHT EVER). I hope I can get back down again soon...

kiki100
01-27-2011, 11:18 AM
I'm so discouraged right now! I peeked at the scale (tomorrow is my official weigh in) but I've been good and wanted to know and it was only down 2lbs! I know that is better down then up but this was my first week back and I was counting a bigger loss in the beginning. I really felt the "hungers" of my plan this week! Dang.

girlonfire
01-27-2011, 07:11 PM
Michelle- 2 pounds is good! It'll be even more tomorrow morning when you wake up, go potty, and weigh yourself!

sabrinalecompte
01-30-2011, 03:28 PM
I'm right here.. hopefully not for long! I'm 277.2 today... hoping to be in the 260s before February is over.

omgzitsmiranda
01-30-2011, 03:59 PM
I'm so discouraged right now! I peeked at the scale (tomorrow is my official weigh in) but I've been good and wanted to know and it was only down 2lbs! I know that is better down then up but this was my first week back and I was counting a bigger loss in the beginning. I really felt the "hungers" of my plan this week! Dang.

Hey two pounds is two pounds to me! I would be super proud of that! I know you were looking for more, but at least you didn't come up completely empty handed :D. I'm proud of you for two pounds, just keep on truckin' & you'll be there before you know it. ;)

omgzitsmiranda
01-30-2011, 04:02 PM
I just escaped the 270s (heaviest I have ever been before was 246) and thanks to my inability to stop bingeing, I am back up to 272 (HIGHEST WEIGHT EVER). I hope I can get back down again soon...

You can do this! We're all here to help you through this :) We're all stuck in the same number frame, so I know we'll all eventually make it out of here. Just keep on chuggin along :)

omgzitsmiranda
01-30-2011, 04:03 PM
I'm right here.. hopefully not for long! I'm 277.2 today... hoping to be in the 260s before February is over.

What kind of plan are you doing? Just keep on it & I'm sure you'll make it out of here by the end of February! Don't get discouraged; I know it's hard, I've been there and have just recently came out of it, but it WILL happen! We just have to keep each other strong and looking forward. :)

girlonfire
01-30-2011, 06:34 PM
268.6 today...just by the skin of my teeth but I am back in the 260s. I hope to blast through them pretty quickly. Good luck ladies and thanks for the support!

kiki100
01-30-2011, 06:42 PM
Thanks for the encouragement! It was down the next day to 3lbs loss this week. 274 now!

What's so great about a thread like this is that we all really have been there. I bet there isn't much we can't empathize with. You all are helping me stay on plan!

WTG Chloe!!! Awesome!

omgzitsmiranda
01-30-2011, 07:28 PM
268.6 today...just by the skin of my teeth but I am back in the 260s. I hope to blast through them pretty quickly. Good luck ladies and thanks for the support!

That's awesome! :carrot:
I will be joining you soon :p

omgzitsmiranda
01-30-2011, 07:29 PM
Thanks for the encouragement! It was down the next day to 3lbs loss this week. 274 now!

What's so great about a thread like this is that we all really have been there. I bet there isn't much we can't empathize with. You all are helping me stay on plan!

WTG Chloe!!! Awesome!

yay! I bet that made you feel amazing didn't it ;)

alyssarof2012
01-31-2011, 04:35 PM
I'm at 270.2. I'm almost there. Hopefully I'll be there on my official weigh-in on Thursday.

Ah! You definitely must be there by now. =]

alyssarof2012
01-31-2011, 04:42 PM
I just escaped the 270s (heaviest I have ever been before was 246) and thanks to my inability to stop bingeing, I am back up to 272 (HIGHEST WEIGHT EVER). I hope I can get back down again soon...

you'll be back down in no time! I used to be a binger. (I still have my moments.)

alyssarof2012
01-31-2011, 04:44 PM
268.6 today...just by the skin of my teeth but I am back in the 260s. I hope to blast through them pretty quickly. Good luck ladies and thanks for the support!

woo! congrats! Give me a week or so, and I'll see you there. =D

alyssarof2012
01-31-2011, 04:46 PM
Currently 274. Hoping to be in the 260s real soon. (Within the next two weeks hopefully.)

sabrinalecompte
01-31-2011, 07:06 PM
What kind of plan are you doing? Just keep on it & I'm sure you'll make it out of here by the end of February! Don't get discouraged; I know it's hard, I've been there and have just recently came out of it, but it WILL happen! We just have to keep each other strong and looking forward. :)


My "plan" is more of just a lifestyle change. Getting up and getting moving every single day. Being conscious about what I'm putting in my mouth and when and why I'm doing it. Making healthier choices and avoiding junk food binges which I am notorious for.

This has been working well for me so far (I'm down 16 pounds since January 1st!) so anything further will be looked at when they become necessary.

alyssarof2012
02-12-2011, 04:39 PM
Hit 269 lbs on the 6th. =] (My internet was off though, so I couldn't update.) It's finally back on, and I came to tell you all I'm graduating to the next thread! Hopefully you all will be there soon as well, if you're not already there! Good luck, and thanks for the support!

quantumsheep
02-13-2011, 10:57 AM
Hi everyone!

At 271.6, I hope to be part of this thread for a couple more days, but with my seesawing weight, I may be here for a while.

Larry H
02-18-2011, 07:33 AM
I arrived at the 270's yesterday when I dropped 2 pounds from 280 to 278!! :carrot:

Now looking forward to the 260's. I have dropped 39 pounds in 6 weeks, Yahoo!! :D

Larry,
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The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor. ~Chinese Proverb



http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/bar013/slider-man2/lb/317/143/278/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Larry H
02-23-2011, 08:02 PM
I am at the half way point, 275 lbs yesterday, to getting out of the 270's :carrot:

Larry,
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When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Victor Frankl

time2loseit
02-25-2011, 09:35 AM
275 this morning, 260's look out!!!

ThinningVegan
03-01-2011, 04:03 PM
Hey all, last weigh in I was 279 so figure I better hop on in here and get started. Hopefully I'm not back in the 280's next week. LOL:carrot:

SuomiSara
03-14-2011, 05:02 AM
Im joining in here now :D

A week today Im off to see family in the UK. Im delighted to be 18lbs less than when my parents saw me in January. I am expecting to put a little weight on because there are some foods I want to eat that we dont get here. Plus hubby and I will be able to go out on our own (my parents are the only babysitters we have).

I dont mind, Ill try to have less and just enjoy and make sure Im back to my usual once we arrive home. :D

Abriela
03-16-2011, 03:17 PM
I'm not sure exactly what I weigh right now but I went to the doctors a week ago and was 278 with clothes on. :( But I am trying not to eat excessively and started drinking a lot of water.

p.s. I'm new :)

LoveTamara
03-16-2011, 09:18 PM
I am at 274.3 and hoping to be under 270 by April 1st!!!

I can do it :0)

Phae
03-16-2011, 10:16 PM
Go for it Tamara! I have the same goal! 274 right now... under 270 by April 1st would be FAAABBB!!!

Bulletproof Heart
03-16-2011, 11:01 PM
Im 275.6 right now and like you ladies I want to be under 270 by April 1st! :lol:

Abriela
03-17-2011, 01:08 AM
What are you guys doing to try to lose?

I am

Not eating late ( I used to eat quite a bit between 1-3 am ) and go to bed right after

sleeping 8 hours

taking phentermine

drinking 120 oz of water a day if not a little more

not drinking as much diet coke. ( am a diet coke addict )

next week I will try to not eat out and if I do make it something healthy.

I will also be making a concerted effort to eat breakfast.

The gym will be a regular thing soon ( i hope I can stay motivated )

Phae
03-17-2011, 10:45 AM
I am on Weight Watchers.

I really do love their program, I don't feel deprived and the scale still moves down!

cajun moma
03-18-2011, 06:43 PM
Hi, I'm 275. :eek: I never thought I freely admit that to another living sole beside medical professionals, but strangely its kind of a relief. When I joined yestarday I decided I wouldn't hide anything on this site. Partly because I felt most all could relate, and because maybe being honest here would help me be honest with myself (NO MORE DENIAL). I also had my first workout at the gym yestarday and I went back today (GO ME). Thats not a easy for a 275lb. person, but hopefully I can soon be saying hello 260's! :D

OhMyDogs
03-29-2011, 09:45 AM
Hello 270's gals! I am joining you after a LOVELY 4lbs weight loss last week, and am excited to be here. But...I don't plan on sticking around TOO long, no offense!

cajun moma
03-29-2011, 03:09 PM
Hey great job on with four lbs. !!! I'm not weighing myself until thurs. but I'm praying I'll be out of the 270s for good.

Drugz
03-29-2011, 03:50 PM
Hi everyone! I'm still stuck in the 270's as well and right when i was getting close to hopefully banishing it i got my period..i've been up almost 10lbs some days. Right now i'm at 277.2 according to my scale. BLAH.

Go away period/water weight/crazy hormones that affect my eating and sleep!

OhMyDogs
03-31-2011, 09:55 AM
How are we doing today? I am doing well, it's 7:53am and I have been up, had my coffee, my oatmeal, done my crunches, and am now about to get my second cup of coffee!

I am feeling energetic and raring to go this morning. Also I peeked at the scale this morning (even though it's not my weigh in day) and it was down some, which of course makes me happy happy HAPPY!!

OhMyDogs
04-01-2011, 11:01 AM
YAY for hard boiled eggs. Last week my husband dropped the carton of eggs, and broke every last one, so I have been eggless for a few day, and it was sad! I like my hard boiled egg in the morning!

I'm thinking I will do the 3 mile walk again today...I am supposed to be alternating 3 miles one day, 1.6 the next, but if I do the 3 miles today, that will be 3 days in a row that I've done it. I can't help it though, it's so beautiful outside!!

cajun moma
04-01-2011, 11:06 AM
Hey Yall, I made it to 269 this morning! :D I didn't know 1lb could make me feel so good!:lol: I hope I never see the 270's again!

OhMyDogs
04-01-2011, 11:31 AM
cajun: FINE...be that way!! See if we care!! LOL but seriously AWESOME!!!!!!! Good for you!!!! I felt that way when I left the 280's, hoping not to be here in 270's too long myself (no offence!).

Drugz
04-06-2011, 06:18 AM
Geez can i just say i am really getting ANNOYED with still being in the 270's!

I feel like dang, i've worked out consistently every other day since like feb 27/28 and i know that isn't a long time, but when i read about people who weigh less than me losing 6lbs the first week they started working out it's a big BUMMER!

Like..i'm definitely not frustrated to the point i'm ready to throw in the towel, but i am feeling like when!? When is the scale going to go down!?
According to my scale..my body fat % has gone down and my muscle is up..i know those scales aren't 100% accurate, but i guess the general trend down(&up in muscle) is what is important. I Just want to be out of here for good so when i do fluctuate up it wont be in the high 70's anymore.

Weighed myself yesterday. 273lbs. End of the night i was 276.-That doesn't bug me..fluctuations happen.

Okay i think i'm done venting, it's just getting to me..

OhMyDogs
04-06-2011, 09:55 AM
Drugz I can understand, I fluctuate up to 4 pounds in a day. I know how frustrating it is to not see the scale go down, but at least your muscle is going up. So you're going to be looking better, even if the stupid numbers stay in the stupid 270's. Can you tell I am not a fan of the 270's? I know I haven't been here long, but I still don't like them!

Do you do any exercise on your non work out days? I walk every single day, 3 miles a day, and I have noticed a real difference in my shape. I usually peek at the scale mid-week, but I am going to try really hard not to this week. I actually don't think the numbers will be going down as much as they have been (3.5-4lbs per week) because I am starting to train for a mini-triathlon, so I will probably be putting on more muscle. So I am going to try and not pay so much attention to the scale for a bit, and concentrate on inches coming off (but i don't mind if pounds take a hike too).

MissAngelle
04-06-2011, 10:02 AM
I just found this thread!

I've been trying to get out of the 270s for some time. I did the snail's pace version on purpose, but cracking that number was pure torture.

This morning I am now at 269!!! I know only here is where I will find understanding!!!

But yay....now to slowly inch down to cracking the 260s!!!! :carrot:

Drugz
04-06-2011, 08:17 PM
@OhMyDogs..sometimes i do something on my off days. Usually my body needs that day in between l0l. I did walk recently one morning on my off day because it was actually decent outside. I'm hoping to do that more often once the weather stops acting funky.

OhMyDogs
04-07-2011, 09:43 AM
Drugz We had some pretty nasty (cold cold) weather earlier in the spring, so I completely understand. As well as a VERY cold and miserable winter. It's warmed up now, and I am enjoying every single second, because I have no clue when it may get gold again! LOL

Drugz
04-08-2011, 09:05 AM
272.2 today.

Pray for me ya'll..i gotta get outta here! l0l

OhMyDogs
04-08-2011, 10:57 AM
272.2 today.

Pray for me ya'll..i gotta get outta here! l0l


Yay!! That's close!! My official weigh in isn't until Monday, but I stepped on the scale. Stupid TOM has me stuck at 276.4 every single time I step on the scale. Which is up 1.4lbs from my last weigh in. Here's hoping some of it comes off by Monday :( If not, then I know it will come off by the next monday...blah.

Drugz
04-12-2011, 10:53 AM
Still here.
Today 274.2.
*hangs self*

OhMyDogs
04-12-2011, 11:29 AM
273.5 here...next week lets both leave ok Drugz? Sound like a plan? lol

Drugz
04-12-2011, 10:37 PM
You will probably be out of here..i'm sure i'll still be hangin' around..l0l

OhMyDogs
04-13-2011, 10:37 AM
LOL think positive, think light! LOL We can do this together!!

Drugz
04-13-2011, 04:14 PM
hahah i know..i know!

On a serious note though, my dad just started a new job so he might be able to put me on his insurance and me and my mom think i should probably have a thorough testing of my thyroid done..i've always suspected i have issues with my thyroid and the couple of times i've been checked my TSH was in the "normal" range.

My mom is starting to see my frustration and is wondering what's going on with my body since i have been really committed for the past two months and i have not dropped a lb. I've just been fluctuating in the same weight for a long as* time..and she was like yeah..for the level of effort you have been putting in..u should be seeing..SOMETHING drop..

SallyBlake
04-13-2011, 04:26 PM
Almost there. Wont take long!! I struggle everyday with this.. Finally out of 270. Terrified of going back. Im trying.. You just keep trying too! :)

OhMyDogs
04-13-2011, 07:30 PM
What plan are you following Drugz? Calorie Counting? If your are calorie counting, how many calories are you eating a day?

Drugz
04-14-2011, 03:14 PM
yeah calorie counting, i use mfp..i get a daily goal of 1780..i haven't counted since saturday though.

OhMyDogs
04-15-2011, 12:08 PM
How long have you been stuck in the 270's for? I think you should for sure get your thyroid tested (my mom and grandmother both have thyroid diseases). I know that I am eating 1600-1800 calories and losing weight at about 3lbs per week (although I set all my goals to the 'normal' 2lbs per week).

Laura G
04-15-2011, 12:44 PM
Hi all
I'm going to jump in here. I know my ticker says 282, but as of today my scale read 275. Monday is my official wi day, so I'll change it then. I've actually been fluctuating between 272 and 282 for about 3 months now. I want out of the 270's, and then my next goal is my litghtest adult weight of 244! So, kick 270's and go for another 26lbs, 10 lbs at a time.

OhMyDogs
04-15-2011, 01:42 PM
Hi Laura, welcome!!

We could use some new people around here to liven things up!! I'm hoping not to be here for long myself!

Laura G
04-15-2011, 01:53 PM
Thanks OhMyDogs! I am super excited to be on this thread (until next week!) Is there a 260 thread started yet?
I've promised myself that every 10lb mark (270, 260, 250 etc) I will treat myself to a movie. (no snacks, just entertainment) So I'm really hoping there are some good ones in next week!

OhMyDogs
04-15-2011, 01:55 PM
There's a 240-260's thread.

I hit my first mini goal at 265, I'm not sure what I am going to have as a reward though, haven't thought that far ahead! That will be 10% of my starting body weight lost. 265 will also blow me past 2 of my challenge goals, so I am pretty motivated!

JamiSue3916
04-15-2011, 03:37 PM
YAY! Just joined the 270's today! I'm down to 276 from 281.6 last week. Here's hopin' I'm outta here soon! ;) Jumped right past my first milestone of 5% lost (277.8)! Yee haw!!

JamiSue3916
04-15-2011, 03:39 PM
Thanks OhMyDogs! I am super excited to be on this thread (until next week!) Is there a 260 thread started yet?
I've promised myself that every 10lb mark (270, 260, 250 etc) I will treat myself to a movie. (no snacks, just entertainment) So I'm really hoping there are some good ones in next week!

I like that reward idea Laura. I love going to the movies so I think I might have to copy you. $10 for 10 lbs? :) I think it's $10.50 to go to an evening movie here in Sac but you get the idea. :p

Drugz
04-16-2011, 03:38 AM
@OhMyDogs...before i started trying to commit and change i was hovering in the 270's. I've been around this weight for mooonnnttthhhhssss. l0l.

Still hasn't changed even with exercising consistently and counting my calories for almost two months.

OhMyDogs
04-16-2011, 10:29 AM
@OhMyDogs...before i started trying to commit and change i was hovering in the 270's. I've been around this weight for mooonnnttthhhhssss. l0l.

Still hasn't changed even with exercising consistently and counting my calories for almost two months.


Have you tried adjusting your calories up and down, etc? Everyone's needs are different, maybe you're not eating enough? I am just trying to be helpful. I really admire your perseverance, I would have given up by now if I was you. The lack of seeing a response would have sent me to my doctor's for a consultation about weight loss surgery (granted, I live in Canada, and can just wander into the doctor's any old time I like). I am VERY impressed that you have carried on the struggle!!!!

Drugz
04-17-2011, 07:46 AM
Yeah i go up and down with my calories, not even purposely sometimes. You know..i have been scared to really increase my calories though cuz i'm like damn if i'm not losing weight at this calorie range if i go up i might gain then i'll really be pissed l0l.

And thank you! It it hard and truthfully i haven't been on the ball for the past week. It's not even so much that i'm frustrated that has made me stop right now just other crap and i feel like i need a lil minute to readjust. Especially my knee! Omg my knee has been killing me, now that's frustrating!

Surprisingly though, i haven't tracked my calories since last saturday or exercised really and i weighed myself today and i'm at 273.4. So at least i'm not gaining..ready to get back into my workouts though..

Laura G
04-18-2011, 10:34 AM
Offical WI day - so I'm changing my ticker. Although I got as low as 275 last Friday, this morning my scale said 279, so that's what I'm changing it to. It still beats 282! Guess I'll be here another week or so!

Drugz
04-22-2011, 02:55 PM
270.8/271

OhMyDogs
04-22-2011, 06:08 PM
Laura, one thing to pay close attention to is sodium. If I have much sodium my weight goes up a fair bit. For instance:

Last night my mother in law took us out to Chinese food for supper (I took a planned night off plan). Couple that with the fact that I had 2 alcoholic beverages, and only drank 1/3 of my normal water, and I was up a few pounds. THEN I proceeded to drink 2 liters of water, and now I am "up" a total of 7lbs since my weigh in last Sunday! I know I didn't gain 7lbs, so I am not worried about it, I am just trying to flush this all out of my system by my Sunday weigh in!

konfyoozed
04-22-2011, 06:20 PM
hey folks! 278.2 on the scale today so i get to join you ladies in the 270s for a few weeks until i fall on down the ladder :)

taliee
04-23-2011, 02:58 PM
Hey everyone! I haven't consistently been in the 270s in almost two years, so I'm happy that I saw 277.6 today! :) I never want to be in the 280s again!!

Laura G
04-25-2011, 11:24 AM
OhMyDogs - Thanks for the tip. I never really put it together that I am not actually gaining that weight, just retaining sodium and water - Thanks - it'll make me feel like less of a failure and give me more hope and strength to just get it off by next wi.

konfyoozed
04-25-2011, 01:03 PM
well my crazy weekend including my bachelorette party and easter festivities, didn't do too much damage to my progress!

278.7 today only puts me up half a pound from my lowest weigh in, and i am assuming it's water due to all the alcohol and sodium consumed in the last couple days, combined with lower water intake (who wants to chug bottled water when there are more fun drinks around? pfft...)

so back on plan today, one bottle of water already down, fruit and yogurt for breakfast, and my typical late shift at work.

konfyoozed
04-27-2011, 12:29 PM
am i stuck here by myself? :(

JamiSue3916
04-27-2011, 02:13 PM
Nope, I'm still here with you Mandy! Joined the 270's on April 15th and am still at the same weight (276) - thanks to my TOM weigh-in on the 22nd. I will likely still be here for at least a few more weeks since I binged a bit over Easter.

I jumped right back on OP starting Monday and feel SO much better now.

Let's get the heck out of here, huh?? ;)

Drugz
04-27-2011, 04:18 PM
Started my period today. Weighed in at 276.4.

JamiSue3916
04-28-2011, 12:09 PM
I weigh in tomorrow. I'm not really feeling lighter but I know that doesn't necessarily mean anything. I haven't been completely OP with my eating or water but definitely OP with my exercising. So I'm not expecting miracles tomorrow. ;) A month into this, I'm proud of what I've done so far and know that very soon, all three goals will click into place and I'll settle into a healthy routine.

I'm still considering weighing in every morning like some of you do. There is a bit of a build up weighing in weekly...like all your hopes and dreams lie on one weigh-in! LOL! Just not sure I can handle the daily ebs and flows yet. But I am starting to feel a bit anxious about the weigh-in tomorrow and that's not necessarily a good thing either. I suppose there's only one way to find out if I'm cut out for daily weighing though, huh?

konfyoozed
04-28-2011, 01:04 PM
i like weighing daily just to see what actions cause which reactions in my body, weight wise.

like i can almost guarantee that if i exercise or eat anything with sodium before bed, i'm going to wake up holding on to some water and the loss won't show up until the next day. but i've noticed that the days i show a loss are when i drink 5+ bottles of water daily (apparently that's what i need to stay properly hydrated) and exercise as soon as i get off work, instead of waiting until almost midnight. (it's only a couple hours, but apparently my body notices the difference)

taliee
04-28-2011, 01:29 PM
Hi ladies! 275.4 today, a new low! I'm 2 pounds away from my 50 mark, and 8 pounds from my mini-goal! I'll be sooo happy once I see 267, it's what I weighed before I started dating my ex (and gained 56 pounds). I weigh every morning because I like to, and I second what Mandy said--seeing how my body reacts to what I ate the day before is helpful in understanding what works for me. :) Hope everyone's having a good week!

JamiSue3916
04-28-2011, 02:35 PM
i like weighing daily just to see what actions cause which reactions in my body, weight wise.

Thanks so much for sharing your experience Mandy. I guess I'm really just using too many emotions to think about this when really it's probably just a matter of trial and error to see how I respond to daily weighing.

I supposed I see so many women here struggle with what are described as inexplicable ups and downs. Maybe that's just them but maybe they aren't paying attention to the patterns? I can totally see how understanding not only how WHAT you do affects the numbers but also WHEN you do it. Like when you talked about working out right after work or later, when you get your water in and when you don't. I like the analytical approach that takes. So much of my weight gain was emotional, I like taking the analytical viewpoints as it comes off. (But we still have to pay attention to those old emotions don't we?) I'm also guessing that it take some time, and careful journaling to begin recognizing those patterns, huh?

BTW - I can't remember...do you weigh-in on a Wii or with a regular scale. Just curious. I suppose it doesn't matter what you weigh on as much as that you weigh in using the same method, right?

Thanks again Mandy!

Laura G
04-28-2011, 02:59 PM
Hi all!
I'm still here, but not as active on the boards as I'd like. I've been having a pretty stressful week (or two...) but I'm still working at it. I've gone from weighing 3-4 times a day to weighing once a day, and not really counting it until official wi day. I never really thought to look for a specific pattern, mainly because I hate journalling my food/exercise, and I try to hide the facts from myself. I may try to do it this week though and see if I can pinpoint anything. Maybe if I post some of my 'journalling" (ugh) you ladies could help me find my patterns next week?
Anyways, tomorrow is official WI, but I won't be here, so I did it this morning and I am down 6 lbs! Usually I would get all defensive and say it was just water or something, but I worked my butt off and burned major calories this week, so I'm taking it. I will still give myself one more week before I post a new goal tracker in my siggy, just to make sure I stay under that 275 mark - I've been yo-yoing for months from 272 to 282. I'm shooting for under 270 next week, and if I make it, I'll count everything as official.
Anyways, hope everyone is doing well and staying OP. Have a great weekend!

JamiSue3916
04-28-2011, 03:31 PM
Hi Laura - 1st off...heck yea you should take that 6! Yee haw...great job! Friday is my official weigh-in day also and I plan to start weighing in daily and journaling the basics of when I'm doing what. I track my calories (intake and expended) in detail online. So, I'll be new to journaling myself but would be happy to help you review your journaling to see if I can help at all.

:dizzy: We'll figure this craziness out together!

Laura G
04-28-2011, 03:45 PM
Thanks JamiSue. Good luck withyour journalling attempt. If you are already doing it online, doesn't that help you keep track? I was planning on getting back to fitday or something - the least amount of work I have to do the better I'll be. But I want to ask why you need to journal on top of tracking everything? Sigh.

konfyoozed
04-28-2011, 05:46 PM
BTW - I can't remember...do you weigh-in on a Wii or with a regular scale. Just curious. I suppose it doesn't matter what you weigh on as much as that you weigh in using the same method, right?

Thanks again Mandy!

i do my weigh ins on the wii, because it keeps a line graph of the daily weigh ins. it's nice to see a general downward trend. as long as it keeps going down, then a couple spikes aren't going to bother me. as far as analytical, i keep a spreadsheet with my daily weight, that shows difference from the day before, as well as total change from beginning. i also have columns for my blood pressure, my resting heart rate, and goals (both very ambitious and more realistic)... i've got similar spread sheets for weekly weigh ins (which is when i change my ticker) and monthly weigh ins.

i'm keeping very good track of it all, because it helps to keep me accountable, more than anything else. i know i have to put those numbers in the spreadsheet or everything will get thrown off. seeing them go up makes me more determined to stay on plan.

ilbnej
04-29-2011, 01:08 AM
(poking head in, and checking things out) Hello all, I have weighed in at 279 or under for two days in a row now so I finally feel comfortable checking into this thread. (waves) I'm looking forward to getting to know those of you that I don't know yet and to moving down the scales with you all.
-B

chicpanda
04-29-2011, 12:45 PM
Hello everyone
I am stuck and bouncing between 271 and 273. I am very frustrated because I regained 30 pounds in 2 months. I think you are a wonderful group; I know you will help me get into the next weight category. Thanks in advance

JamiSue3916
04-29-2011, 01:05 PM
Well ladies, I'm out of the 270's...but not in the direction I wanted. I gained 6.6 lbs this week and have no idea why. I'm super bummed but staying focused on the prize! I've been OP so I've just GOT to believe this is some weird fluke that will work itself out soon. :(

Thanks sharing so much of what you're doing. I think I'm going to really dig into the details over the next month so what happened this week doesn't happen again.

chicpanda
04-29-2011, 01:36 PM
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konfyoozed
04-29-2011, 01:46 PM
do you keep a blog jami?

i've found it helps sort things out, and i can put the analysis to all my numbers and match the fluctuations up with my behaviors. sorta like taking all the data and putting it into a lab report (lordy how i hated those lab reports). i've got my tab with all my mini goals (not enough room in the siggy), and I'll be adding a tab with my progress pics once i have more than one :)

stay focused hun, and you'll get to where you need to be. if you were OP then i highly doubt it's a fat gain and hopefully it will disappear as quickly as it came on! i know you don't weigh daily, but maybe if you limit your sodium today, and drink lots of water, then try weighing in tomorrow you'll see a difference and it will boost your morale!

ilbnej
04-29-2011, 08:03 PM
Jami, I agree with Mandi, 6 pounds in one week has to be water retention related. Either excess sodium intake or TOM/PMS or some combination of the two. I have had that big a swing as a result of sodium and air travel and impending TOM. It was gone in a few days plus more loss that it was masking

It would have been terrifying if I hadn't understood that's what was going on. Like Mandy, I'm a data collector/analyzer. I also weigh on the wii everyday. I love to zoom out and stare at the downward trend that emerges.

This thing we think of as our "weight" is constantly changing throughout the day and night. The only way to get a true day to day comparison for weight loss purposes is to weigh at the same time under the same circumstances each day. Most people prefer first thing in the am before eating and after a bathroom visit. ;)

I know you are scared to weigh more often than weekly, but if you do it for one month to get more in touch with your normal fluctuations hopefully you'll be able to ride out the ups and downs a bit easier. If you find it makes things harder, then once the month is over go back to just weekly. And even if you weigh every day, I still recommend just one day (same day) each week as your official weekly weigh-in.

Hang in there- if I can do this, then any of us can!

ilbnej
04-30-2011, 11:10 AM
Scale and non-scale victories to report:
- Weigh-in today at 276.0 - I was not planning for that especially after Easter - I had a deadline on the wii fit today of 276.8 and I wasn't sure I was going to make it, but I easily passed it
- This means I've now passed the 25 pounds lost mark!
- I am doing delivered prepared fresh foods that come once a week, and the box came yesterday, and the fed ex email said the box was 30 pounds (almost what I've now lost) - so I was really paying attention to the weight of it when I picked it up - holy cats it was heavy - it is really hard to think I used to carry that around ON ME everywhere I went. Weird.
- Last night, for an unrelated reason, I took one of those self pics where you hold the camera out with your arm. My face is starting to look so much less round. I cannot tell any difference in the mirror day-to-day, but this time, having a photo showed a GOOD change!
- I am now firmly in Size 24 jeans - and I ordered some 22s (thank you Old Navy) and I can get them on, not zip them up, but get them on. I'm glad I tried them now, so that when I can zip them up, I will be able to appreciate the difference
- And while I'm at it - a few others from last week - easily fastened seat belt on plane during Easter trip last week (not the case last Thanksgiving), and no back pain sleeping in the bed I grew up in (also not the case for the last few years on trips home).

Life is good.

konfyoozed
04-30-2011, 01:15 PM
congrats on all that! i love seeing even little things to enforce how all the work i'm doing is paying off, not just in the long run but immediately as well. it's so encouraging! i know it keeps me going.

i'm afraid of the scale today after my bridal shower last night. oh man. left over easter candy, meatballs, deli meat/cheese/cracker tray, veggie tray w/ ranch, dinner rolls, wine... so much sodium (especially in the meatballs and deli meat/cheese).... i tried to limit most of my food to the veggie tray, but my mom makes the best meatballs in the crock pot with grape jelly and chili sauce (yeah, it sounds odd, but SO GOOD) and i had to have a couple. plus the sweets. i will 'fess up to having one, then another, and another.... cause it had been so long since i've had straight up sweets like that. apparently chocolate covered marshmallow things are my binge trigger, cause i didn't even realize how many i'd eaten till i counted the 5 wrappers sitting next to me. yikes!!

last night i beat myself up for it too. i felt so awful emotionally for letting myself slip like that, and then i couldn't sleep because i had too much sugar in my system! i did drink my minimum of 2L of water yesterday, but not much more than that, so hopefully that helps. i don't *feel* bloated, my ring slides off easily (my test). i plan on 'punishing' myself, and doing some extra time on the exercises today. i'll do BOTH the step and the boxing! i gotta burn those sugar calories off before they stick to me!

ilbnej
04-30-2011, 01:46 PM
Mandy - I'm here to talk you down.

First- you are freaking me out a little bit because you and I ate exactly the same things last night. I went to a retirement party for a neighbor and had cheese, veggies, wine, and more than 10 of the meatballs with the grape jelly/chili sauce (why does sweet and spicy have to be SOOO addicting?). So that right there is strange, right? However, I knew it was a party, so budgeting for over a 1000 fatty/carby calories. I was actually doing pretty good carb-wise for sticking to the meatballs. So don't freak out about this, really. I made it fit into my day just fine, and I didn't even have a salt bloat today.

Second, let me tell you about Easter Sunday - I was doing just fine - a good breakfast made by my dad with a few more calories than I should have had, but no biggie. For 2pm Easter dinner, 2-3 oz roast pork loin, cherry sauce, asparagus, spinach salad (strawberries, walnuts, feta), and baked sweet potato/potato mixed cubes. And some berry trifle an hour later. At this point right at my limit for the day - prob 1800 calories. Awesome. Now all I have to do is fly home. At the airport I treat myself to a bag of buffalo spiced pretzels and twizzlers. Then the delays begin, and the stress of "will I make it home tonight" starts in. Pretzels (500 cal) gone. Start on the twizzlers. 300 calories of those later.... finally arrive in Dallas at 10pm, to even more delays (terrible storms in Dallas kept shutting the entire airport down). Get near my gate and have 1.5 hours left - only food left open is McD. I don't even like McD. (really! give me burger king, chickfilet or whataburger any day, even wendys) But the carb/insulin rush from the prior junk food is running through my blood like crack, plus the stress of all the delays and knowing I'm not going to be getting to bed until 3am (and up for work at the regular time), oh, and did I mention I had my period with massive cramps? So I get the Angus burger (w/cheese) meal, but at least with Powerade (a little less cal than Coke, but I only did that b/c the caffeine would have worsened the cramps), and I only ate about 5 fries. Total calorie count for the day was OVER 4000. AAAAAAHHHH! (now, it probably wasn't that bad because my body definitely handled the situation with rapid elimination of those calories - I'm trying not to TMI here, but I think you get my drift - it was a swift current for the next 24 hours)

And yet, a week later (after plenty of time to have processed all the increased eating, decreased exercise over the week of Easter), I'm down 4 pounds.

This is a long and rambly way of saying, don't be afraid of the scale today. I am guessing that the only problem will be the salt, which isn't real and which you know full well how to fix.

You should be enjoying this time and all the excitement leading up to your WEDDING, not beating yourself up about salt and a few extra calories. You are very strong and brave to take on a life change like this while planning a wedding, and you have done an amazing job so far. Don't overthink it, just keep doing what you are doing - it is working!

konfyoozed
04-30-2011, 02:33 PM
haha thanks :) the scale was actually nice to me today putting me at 276.0 and a total of 24lbs lost.

here is me opening presents!

http://i54.tinypic.com/2hns5sy.jpg

konfyoozed
05-01-2011, 02:59 PM
275.6 today! i think i escaped any gains from the bridal shower. woo!

nikkster
05-01-2011, 04:18 PM
Hello!

I haven't been here in 3 months. I put my weight loss at stop because I got a bit lazy. I told myself I was too tired to workout after a long day at work (with kids). Finally a month ago I got back on track and now I'm back here. I had regained about 7lbs and in the past month I've lost 16. Last time I was here I posted in the 280s and love being in the 270s even though I'm at 279. I haven't been here since my first year in college (about 8 years ago). I also love that I can walk the stage at about the same weight I started or maybe a little smaller as I still have 2 more weeks till the day. I'm looking forward to dress shopping and getting all dolled up for my graduation.

Where does everyone get dresses from? I'm trying to see if there is anywhere different I haven't looked into yet, but so far my options are from Torrid, Target, or Forever 21+. I'm looking for something younger so Lane Bryant isn't an option for me. Also I'm going for more color and trying to stay away from black even if it will slim me.

konfyoozed
05-01-2011, 04:24 PM
do you have a DEB near you? i found some awesome cute stuff there. also found a couple cute things in the plus size section of kohl's and JC penny.

also, this website: http://www.alight.com/ has good deals on cute stuff in plus size!

JamiSue3916
05-01-2011, 07:31 PM
I do keep a blog and for some reason I hadn't been tracking my goals there very well so I think I'll start doing that. Thanks so much for the suggestion. BTW - If either of you (Mandy or ilbnej) would be willing to share the spreadsheets you use for tracking, I'd love to see them!

Thank you both for the support you gave. That gain was a tough blow but I'm actually kind of glad it happened because I survived it. With a gain like that, I usually decide to earn it and I just saw it, accepted it, and kept going OP without looking bad so I guess it was a good thing to experience.

Ilbnej -- You're right! I'm going for the daily weigh in. It's not going to kill me to do anything for one month. I think it's good to try new ideas on for size to see how they work out. Another thing I thought about was that if I had been weighing in daily, I would have seen the sale trending up and maybe could have done something to stop it before it turned into 7 lbs! (yikes!) When I weighed this morning, I was back down almost three pounds. Still up from what I was before the gain but hopefully, it'll keep going that direction. Actually, let me rephrase...I'm confident it's going to keep going that direction. So even though I'm not technically in the 270's anymore, I KNOW I'll be back there soon so I'm just going to stick around for a bit. ALSO...before I forget, CONGRATULATIONS on the all victories you've been seeing. The airplane one is a HUGE one! Great job!

Mandy -- I second ilbnej. Stressing out could be worse for you at this point than the little slips you're having. It's a tough line to walk, I'm sure, balancing the happiness that being OP gives you with the all the happiness and excitement leading up to your wedding. You are doing great though and I KNOW you'll continue to do your best - so TRY not to be too hard on yourself. (I know...easier said than done, right?) ;)

Nikkster -- Welcome back! There aren't many of us in this thread but the ones that are, are great! That alight website has a some really young, colorful, cute stuff! Have fun shopping!!!

konfyoozed
05-01-2011, 08:27 PM
jami - i just used an openoffice.org spreadsheet and made my own up.

columns for date, current weight, change from previous, total change and goals.

it's super easy if you take the time to set up the formulas. all i do is put my weight into one cell, and the rest gets calculated for me.

SuomiSara
05-02-2011, 05:19 AM
I was in here back in march, went to see family in the UK and show off our new baby. Sadly from the moment we stepped off the plane back home we had to rush back out the door to the hospital as our baby took very sick. Weeks of stress and stopping in hospital with him meant crappy food, mostly sandwiches for lunch/dinner and crackers for breakfast as I couldnt leave him.

We are nearly at the end of the hospital visits I hope (one more test needed) and things are looking good so I started again last week weighing at 290 :( this morning it looks better at 284 so I better be in here for real again in 2 weeks, hoping for next.

And Im being stubborn and refusing to put my ticker back up, the next way for it is down! ;)

konfyoozed
05-02-2011, 10:33 AM
congrats on the new baby... sorry to hear that he got sick! it's hard to eat right when a loved one is in the hospital. i can absolutely relate. when my fiance was in the hospital (for nearly 3 weeks!) i lived on pizza and the dollar spicy chicken sandwiches at the fast food place near my house.

you'll get it going back in the right direction. good luck with the test! :)

JamiSue3916
05-02-2011, 03:04 PM
I'm back in the 270's this morning! WOOT WOOT! I'll up date my ticker officially on Friday but I'm counting it! :)

Sara -- :congrat: on your lil' bundle of joy. I'm SO sorry to hear that he got sick. There's nothing worse than worrying about family...especially a lil' baby! I'm glad things are looking better now though. Welcome back! It sounds like you're doing great so far!

SuomiSara
05-02-2011, 03:10 PM
Thankyou both! :hug:

Ive just done 30 mins on the exercise bike. Pushing hard to be back here next week if I can. One positive from it though is that Ive found you really can get fed up with junk food :lol:

Drugz
05-02-2011, 10:11 PM
End of the TOM for me basically. I weighed in at 271.

I guess i'm not too upset with that considering i have not been eating as good as i could be..at all. And i've done minimal exercise.

konfyoozed
05-03-2011, 02:00 AM
yay for the end of TOM! and yay for almost being out of the 270s!

i just ordered THESE (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00265T7O2/ref=ox_ya_os_product) to help me out, because my wii walk it out game just doesn't cut it anymore! i don't feel winded or like i've even exercised, and i've heard great reviews about those DVDs. i got the set of 3 that it recommends + free shipping.

also, walking outside is so awful for me because i have such bad allergies, i thought this would be a good alternative :)

JamiSue3916
05-03-2011, 01:33 PM
Down to 276 this morning! Yeehaw! Finally back down to where I was last week. I really hope that isn't part of my normal cycle each month. I REALLY don't want to gain 7 lbs just because of TOM :mad: and then spend a WHOLE week getting back to normal. Sheesh!

Anyway...

Sara -- Good job getting on that treadmill. I have every confidence that you'll be back in the 270's before you know it. It's good to know you can get tired of junk food...;)

Drugz -- Ding Dong TOM is gone!! You are so close to the 260's!! Can't you just taste it?!?!

Mandy -- I'm so sorry that your allergies are so bad but I'm glad you've found a good alternative to walking outside. I personally CANNOT stand to walk indoors. Every minute feels like an hour! It's amazing how much more quickly the miles go by outside. However, I don't guess I'd be feeling that way if I had allergies!

konfyoozed
05-03-2011, 01:37 PM
well it's either walk outside in the morning when the pollen is at it's worst... or... walk at night and risk getting attacked. i'll stay in my living room where i can breathe easy. both literally and figuratively!

Drugz
05-04-2011, 02:13 AM
Weighed in at 269.8 tonight. This is the first time i've broke out of the 70's in a lonnnnggg time, even if it's just by a little bit and it might just be a glimmer at least i've seen it. l0l

Funny enough, i might have been hovering around this weight for a lil bit of time cuz i was weighing in at 270/271 on and off for a while. But the thing is..i stopped weighing myself naked l0l. I would just take off my sweats and keep my shirt on thinking it might not add anything..well finally decided to get booty butt naked and sure enough it shifted the scale just a bit. I didn't realize my scale was so sensitive..although my mom mentioned it was for her.

noussa
05-04-2011, 02:28 AM
Hello Everyone! Seems like a great group! Can I join? Officially at 276 today and can't wait to get out of the 270s with all of you! :)

JamiSue3916
05-04-2011, 12:05 PM
Bumped up a TEENIE bit this morning from 276 to 276.2. That's okay though, 'cause I know that last 7 lbs to get me out of the 270's is going down!

Congrats on making 260, drugz! Doesn't matter how close it is, you're still there girl!

Welcome noussa!!

konfyoozed
05-04-2011, 12:58 PM
275.4 this morning! excited about starting my new exercises, when the dvds get here! the ones i'm doing just don't seem to be a 'workout' anymore. hmph. i guess that's progress on it's own.

drugz- great job getting out of 270s, i hope to follow soon!

noussa - welcome :) there's a few of us here in the same boat you're in!

Laura G
05-04-2011, 06:25 PM
Hello all. I'm still here, just had a stressful couple of weeks. The stress is now gone, and I am looking forward to wi on Friday.
I 'm catching up on all the posts, so I'll talk to you all again tomorrow.

Keep up the good work everyone! :carrot:

Clementine
05-05-2011, 12:50 PM
I've been looking forward to saying "Hello!"...weighed in at 279 this morning.

Laura G
05-05-2011, 03:42 PM
Welcome Clementine! Let`s breeze thru here as fast as we can! Keep up the good work!

konfyoozed
05-05-2011, 03:52 PM
welcome clementine! may your journey through the 270s be quick and painless! :D

i'm at 274.9 today... halfway there! yay!

JamiSue3916
05-05-2011, 06:40 PM
Still at 276...down the lil' bitty 0.2 I was up yesterday. Still down quite a bit since my official weigh-in last Friday so I'm happy. 270.4 is the lowest weight I've been in about 5-6 years...I can't WAIT to get into the 260's!!

Clementine -- Congrats on making it to the 270's! Here's hoping none of us stay here long!! ;)

Laura -- So happy to hear that stress levels are down in your world!

Mandy -- Woo hoo! Below 275! Yee haw!!

ilbnej
05-05-2011, 06:58 PM
Hello all - it has been a while since I've posted and our thread has become pretty popular in the meantime - new faces - welcome Clementine and Noussa! And Laura - good to see you back - hope things are evening out for you in your personal life.

Nikkster - congrats on graduating - quite an accomplishment! As for dresses, most recently I've gotten some really cute, cheap ones at Old Navy (online) - for fancier, I love Talbots Women (on sale!), but you may be a bit younger than me, and you are likely more fashionable!

Jami - I am going to send you my spreadsheet separately (I'm going to try to PM it) - I hope it will be useful. Also, it sounds like you are handling the daily weighing pretty well - ups and downs are part of the game, nothing to freak out about. 269 will be here before you know it, the 259, 249, etc.

Sara - I hope things are settling down for you as well and that your son is doing well. This is a great place to find support of all kinds, not just specifically for weight loss!

Mandy - I've only heard good things about WATP, and I hope it provides you the challenge you are looking for now that you've outgrown the wii game. Also, WAY TO GO on getting below 275 - you are going to be smoking hot walking down the aisle in a few weeks!

As for me - I've been hovering around the 277 mark all week, but I've eating very well, and I'm about on track with exercise, so I expect to see good things by this weekend. Exciting things are happening at work (though very busy), and my birthday is nearly here, so in high spirits these days.

konfyoozed
05-05-2011, 08:46 PM
thanks guys! :)

i'm just hoping i've lost enough weight that my double chin doesn't make too many appearances in the photos... it looks to be where i've lost the most fat in my progress photos.

ilbnej
05-05-2011, 09:13 PM
275.8 tonight. Boo-yah!

Laura G
05-06-2011, 11:02 AM
Morning all!

Today is my official wi - and I maintained. That is huge for me. SO I have this crazy mind set that a weight loss doesn't really count until I am the same or less for two weeks in a row. Since I have now accomplished this at 273, I am making a new mini goal ticker! Woo hoo! :dance:

Thanks everyone for the encouragement. My stressors lately have to do with my daughter being in an unsatisfactory child care situation. But I have found nirvana - she is now in the best child care ever! She's happy when we come home at night, and lately as soon as we get home she wants to be outside playing or going for a walk with me. It's wonderful. My daughter has been my motivation this time around - I want to be a healthy mom, so it's absolute bliss that she comes along for my walks - I push her in the troller so it's fun for her, faster paced for me, and by tipping the stroller back onto two wheels, I get a great arm work out too.

Life is good today. I hope everyone else feels the same.

JamiSue3916
05-06-2011, 11:22 AM
BAM! Down to 274 this morning! YAhoo!!! Today is my official WI day so yes, I have finally updated my ticker! :dancer:

Jen -- Thanks so much for sharing your spreadsheet. I love seeing what others do and how they look at things! Sounds like you started seeing the loss earlier than you thought. Boo-yah is right! VERY happy to hear that things are going well at work...busy is good! :spin:

Mandy -- Yea, I hate my chin's twin too! I lose fat in my face pretty quickly as well so while I'm sure you will absolutely be beautiful...I hope that YOU love your pictures as much as we will! :hug:

Laura -- :wave: Good morning! So happy that you're happy...that's what it's all about, right? :D

chicpanda
05-06-2011, 01:37 PM
facing oral surgery in 30 mins.. good news is this should keep me from overeating for a few days. hope I lose some

konfyoozed
05-06-2011, 02:53 PM
eww oral surgery sucks... excellent for weight loss, but otherwise sucks. haha.

274.5 for me today. on my way to 269! :D

Clementine
05-06-2011, 03:01 PM
Thank you for the warm welcome!

I signed up 5 weeks ago for my first 5k walk. WW has been promoting a Walk-It challenge and there wasn't one near me so I went and found a different one tomorrow. I've done the training and know I can and will do it but...I find myself a bit anxious. There's one thing about me....alone, downstairs, sweating on my treadmill and another of being passed by a pack of fit 80 year olds!

ilbnej
05-06-2011, 03:53 PM
Can I just say that I love this group?! So positive and vibrant, and we are all ROCKING the losses. I look forward to continuing to move down the charts with you all.

CanadianCutie
05-06-2011, 05:44 PM
So glad to finally be here in the 270s albeit the very high 270s, weighed in at 279.2 this morning. Good to see the ladies I know from the 280s, and nice to meet the ones I haven't met yet. We'll get to the 260s soon. We can do it. We've come so far already.

Laura G
05-06-2011, 05:51 PM
Oral surgery / sucks...:rofl: drinking all your calories SUCKING thru a straw...hahahahahahahaha - I get it! I finally get the joke...

Anyways... Clementine - you will be wonderful. If it's one thing I've learned, old people just like to have someone to talk to who can share an experience with them. No one will be looking down at you - you are making the effort to improve yourself. People will either get it, or they won't. You aren't doing this walk for them, you're doing it for you. So keep your head up (but watch where you're going so you don't trip!) You will be wonderful! You'll sail thru it like it was nothing, and next thing you know, you'll be running the Boston Marathon.
Tell me, what time tomorrow are you walking? I will map out a 5km route here at home and I will walk with you from across the globe!

JamiSue - good for you! Fantastic progress! I'm goin' see you in the 260's lickety-split!

Keep up all the great work ladies! We're going to motor thru this phase like no tomorrow!

konfyoozed
05-06-2011, 07:37 PM
Can I just say that I love this group?! So positive and vibrant, and we are all ROCKING the losses. I look forward to continuing to move down the charts with you all.

i do love that we're all kind of keeping each other accountable by being so close and going down the charts together.

JamiSue3916
05-07-2011, 01:25 PM
Down to 272.3 this morning! Yahoo! I am SO over these 270's! ;)

Laura -- Glad your surgery is done and you're on the mend. Take care of yourself!

Jen / Mandy -- Simply loving all the love in this thread! It's amazing to me how supportive women can be...even if they themselves are struggling. Not sure we get a bad name in that department 'cause it just isn't true!

Cutie -- Welcome and congratulations!

Clementine
05-07-2011, 01:38 PM
The accountability and support is indeed awesome on this thread!

Laura, thank you so much for the time you took to respond and what you said! I read it quickly this morning before the walk....there wasn't time to respond properly then but I took the words with me!

The 5k was awesome! Weather was perfect and a fun, friendly group of people. I am so happy I did it and I know there is no reason for me to not continue exerxcising 5 times a week because I have for 5 weeks and that makes it a habit!

It was DH's idea that I go get a pedicure and he doesn't have to offer twice!

ilbnej
05-07-2011, 01:49 PM
Clementine - congrats on the 5K, what an accomplishment!

CanadianCutie - welcome! It is good to see you here. I'm about halfway through this "decade", so I'll be here a few more weeks.

JamiSue and Mandy - you guys are kicking tail and taking names. I'm going to have to step up my game so I can keep "hanging out" with you.

As for me, life is good. Work is good, family is good, friends are good. Weightloss is starting to really alter my exterior, which is a lot of fun - though I'm having trouble saying goodbye to beloved clothes.

Also, right now, I'm on the front end of my monthly cycle, so eating (right) is easy, and exercising has been easy lately too (in thanks in part to my new underwater MP3 player to entertain me while swimming!). I'm trying to take as much advantage of it as possible!

nikkster
05-07-2011, 03:00 PM
I've been feeling pretty awesome since yesterday. Yesterday I finished my last day of student teaching...It all happend so quickly and it's sad to leave the kids/monsters and my great 2nd grade team. I feel so grateful for them giving me a great experience & all the gifts they got me.
So all the emotions going through me along with knowing I walk the stage next Saturday got me motivated. Along with the teacher appreciation potluck dinner I very much cheated on, got me to go on my 5k walk. I was proud that this time I walked a good pace alone and I don't need my buddy to do that.

This morning I woke up early for the gym. My buddy & I went for a couple of classes BACK to BACK. I thought she was a little nuts for signing us up for that, but in the end it was a great challenge for myself to work hard and try my best. First was Zumba and I loved this! It's fun to shake your hips and butt :) Then the second was Nike Fit Club...NOT so fun! This was so challenging but I did my very best even if I did go with the modifications on parts. It worked every muscle I have so I'm scared for how sore I'll be tomorrow. Both classes were 50 minutes and since so many people wanted to sign up, they moved the classes outside...which definitely had me sweating. Overall I loved it and can't wait to do more classes.

I'm waiting till tomorrow morning to weigh myself again. Hoping to see a lower number!

konfyoozed
05-07-2011, 03:50 PM
nikkster - glad you had a good time working out! but if you're sore tomorrow, don't be surprised if you haven't lost anything, or even show a gain. sore muscles retain water! if that happens, don't get discouraged! that loss will show up as soon as the water weight is gone :)

also congrats to you for finishing up your student teaching! my best friend is in school right now to become a teacher. i'm always so proud of people who choose to take that path.

konfyoozed
05-09-2011, 11:28 AM
morning ladies! 3ish more pounds and i'm out of here! :D

(273.2 today! woo!)

JamiSue3916
05-09-2011, 12:26 PM
3ish more pounds left for me too. (273.4 this morning) :D

Clementine -- Congrats on the 5k. Even better that the weather was so great.

Jen -- So incredibly happy to hear that things are going so well for you. It really makes such a huge difference to be content and settled in your life while working on living healther, right? WHAT?!? An underwater Mp3 player?!?!? How much do those run? I've just got to get my hands on one. I was on the swim team when I was in high school and just recently started up again when I realized I could burn twice the calories in the same amount of time I spent on the treadmill. The time would go by twice as fast if I had music! Tell me more!!!

Nikkster -- Happy to hear that you enjoyed your 5k as well. I'm enjoying Zumba as well. It's really nice that you have a gym buddy. It's made all the difference for me to have someone I'm accountable to. I can't think of how many times I might have excused myself had I not known she'd be there waiting for me. She's admitted the same to me as well. :o

Mandy -- You go girl! I think we're neck in neck to get to the 260's! :D

Laura G
05-09-2011, 01:20 PM
:bravo::cp::dancer: Oh my darling Clementine! Way to go girl! I'm so glad you had a good time. When are we going again? Enjoy that pedicure. Doing something to make yourself feel pretty is always a fantastic award. How sweet of your DH to offer!

well, ladies, 273 is being stubborn, since my wi is friday's, and by Monday i'm back up to 278! Oh well. I only count Fri as official. I really want to be 267 by May 23, so I'll need to boogie! Let's blow this popsicle stand!

ilbnej
05-09-2011, 01:29 PM
Congrats to Many and Jami on seeing 273 - that is awesome! I wasn't able to weigh first thing Sunday morning (not at home), so I don't have an official reading for this week. I'm still right around 277 (but those are readings later in the day). I'm not sure I'm going to be able to keep up with you guys, but I'm going to try!

Jami - what a blessing to be a swimmer, right? Such an efficient way to burn calories! My MP3 is not fancy at all (1999 technology, 2011 waterproofing!), it is called UWater G2 - I got it from swimoutlet dot com for $60 (I added some tri swim shampoo to my order to get free shipping). It can only read MP3s and you load it like a flash drive (you can't use Itunes or Itunes format music, unless you've burned to CD and reimported in MP3 format - luckily, I'd already done that for other reasons, so I have most of what I want on there). It holds 2gig, so I have my fave music and 10 hours of podcasts with plenty of room to spare. I have kind of funky ear canals, so I have a little trouble getting a perfect seal, which impacts sound quality a little, but overall I'm really pleased. It is so nice to have something to occupy my mind during endless laps.

Nikk - congrats on being done! And on being a gym superstar! I can't imagine the scale won't be moving on down with that sort of dedication...

SuomiSara
05-10-2011, 01:15 AM
Well done you losers with just a few pounds to go!!! :carrot::carrot::carrot:

Im delighted as I officially belong back in here today! :carrot:I even put my ticker back up a pound to reflect what I am. Im over the moon as I lost 5.2lbs this week. :dizzy:

ilbnej
05-10-2011, 01:27 AM
Way to go, Sara!

Clementine
05-10-2011, 12:03 PM
Very exciting for those with just a few pounds to go!

I've been enjoying time with my youngest son who's home from college for the summer. Don't think the washer and dryer is enjoying it as much as he's had them running non-stop.

Donated a couple bags of clothing today and found 3 adorable tops for summer and a pair of dark trouser jeans that fit but need a couple more pounds to really feel good. Instant mood-lifter as the dreary, cloudy weather wasn't doing it!

Have a good one, ladies!

JamiSue3916
05-10-2011, 12:38 PM
Down to 272.7 this morning! Yee haw!!

Jen - Yes, swimming is amazing. It takes me so much longer to get ready for work after swimming though that I think I'm going to have to start getting up earlier. I was SHOCKED to see the calorie burn was so significantly higher than ANYTHING else I was doing. Litterally double! :eek: Insane...in a good way! ;)

Sara -- Amazing job! You are so on track this month...KEEP IT UP!! :carrot:

Clementine -- So happy to hear that your son is home for a visit. I still have young ones at home...who are driving me crazy at the moment. ;) Finding new clothes is definitely a good way to start the day. I'm sure the last few pounds will go bye bye...if they know what's good for them! :p

Laura G
05-10-2011, 01:39 PM
YAH JamiSue! You go girl!

Clementine - you go out and make your own sunshine sweetie. What fun to find clothes you forgot about!

Sara - a big howdy from me! Keep up the great work!

Nikk - don't keep us in suspense! Or, did you do such a good job you've left us here? :hug:

konfyo0zed - must have left us too....

ilbnej - let's keep on trucking! You promised your dad, and I made a promise to my little girl.

chicpanda - how are you feeling after your surgery? Hope it went ok.

C'mon ladies, cheer with me!

"Where do we want to be?"
"At 260"
Yeah us!
(ok, so I'm not a cheerleader!;))

konfyoozed
05-10-2011, 08:29 PM
i haven't left. i'm still here. :) 272.9 this morning. gettin closer!

Laura G
05-11-2011, 10:38 AM
Good for you Mandy! Glad to see you're still haunting us. Now, let's all of us hurry up and move into the 260's ok?

FABulous day today so far. I feel like I'm really getting my groove on this week. I want all of you to jump on, 'cause I'm going to piggy back everyone into the 60's with me! No one gets left behind!

JamiSue3916
05-11-2011, 11:08 AM
Down to 271.4 this morning! :woohoo:

I'm am SO with you Laura! Definitely settling into a routine. Consistently OP with food, water & exercise with NO unplanned off-plan days. :cp:

Come on everyone! Let's blow this popsicle stand!! :cheer2: :goodvibes: 260's here we come!!!

Laura G
05-11-2011, 11:16 AM
Down 1.3 lbs? Stupendous work JamiSue. Keep it up!

JamiSue3916
05-11-2011, 11:58 AM
Thanks Laura!

ilbnej
05-11-2011, 12:22 PM
Laura - your cheer cracks me up!

Clementine - I did the closet clean out recently - man it felt good! I also got some new clothes in smaller sizes and I can't wait to look good in them (technically they "fit" now, but are a little too tight for my liking at this point - I'm having trouble letting go of my larger stuff even though there are some things that no longer look good b/c of how loose they are).

Way to go, Mandy and Jami! I'm still sitting right at 277 (up a little/down a little).

I splurged a little last week/weekend for my birthday (but my ave daily cals for the week was 2000, which is still 300-400 below BMR), and I've been consistent with swimming (2000 cal burned last week, 2500 scheduled this week).

So the spreadsheet says I should have been down a pound last week and another two this week (and until now, I've been spot on with the spreadsheet), so I'm hoping that proves out by the end of this week (also the end of a 6 week period for my tracking purposes).

I think maybe I'm retaining a little water now that the weather has turned so hot and humid here. I guess I need to focus a little more on water intake to flush my system. By nature, I'm a camel, so that is actually one of the harder things for me to remember to do.

Hope everyone has a good day today!

konfyoozed
05-11-2011, 01:21 PM
272.5 for me today. 2.5 more to go. ahh! i so want them gone by the wedding. i would love to see 269 by my wedding day just so i can say i'm no longer
morbidly obese. IT'S SO CLOSE!

ilbnej
05-11-2011, 01:59 PM
Mandy, I am confident you will be in the 260s before your wedding day! You are already so close. Keep it up!

JamiSue3916
05-11-2011, 03:06 PM
Laura definitely has enough cheer to go around! That's a good thing!!

Mandy -- You can definitely get the 269 and lower probably by your wedding! YOU CAN DO IT!!

Jen -- I love your analytical approach! It helps to look at things from both our logical and emotional perspectives, right?

Laura G
05-11-2011, 04:05 PM
Mandy: unless you are getting married this afternoon, you will have no problem getting to your goal. When's the big day? Congratulations! I love weddings. What are you're colours?

Jen: I was going to do a spreadsheet, and keep track of patterns in my weight vs my food, but I just can't get there. I think I'm afraid of it. I've always been a planner, but then when I don't meet my requirements, I fall off the wagon hard. This time so far it's been more like intuitive eating andexercising, and just trying to live better. I love seeing things mapped out, so maybe in another 30 lbs or so I'll try the spreadsheet. I'm so glad it's working for you! Because really, it is all about cals in/out right! Keep up the awesome effort, and soon you'll be outta these 270's!

JamiSue: I need to apologize to you. I congratulated you on your scale victory, but completely blew off your NSV's of being OP with food, water and exercise. So, here it is:

:congrat: :woohoo: :woo:

See you lighter alligighters!

mybulldogsnores
05-11-2011, 05:16 PM
Hello everyone :)
I just joined up, looking to connect with others on the weight loss journey. I started a few months ago and am starting to feel a lot better physically. More present, more myself, if that makes any sense.
I eat 1900-2000 cals/day and do one of Leslie Sansone's 3 mile workouts three times a week.
I signed up for support at this point because I'm getting to the point of my journey where its becoming obvious I've lost weight. I find it really hard when people make comments, no matter how positive - it makes me very uncomfortable. So far haven't gotten any beyond comments on clothes, jewellery etc, but I figure I won't be able to hide out for long.
Anyhow, I am also in the 270's so figured this would be a good place to start.

konfyoozed
05-11-2011, 06:19 PM
hello mybulldogsnores!

laura: http://sailorsdaughterpreacherswife.blogspot.com/2010/12/wedding-plans.html that's a link to my blog about becoming a preacher's wife, the entry specifically about most of my wedding details :)

JamiSue3916
05-11-2011, 06:38 PM
Laura -- LOL! No apology necessary. You are a fabulous supporter and I thank you for ALL that you do!

MyBulldogSnores -- :welcome3: I think you'll find exactly what you need here, but I'm biased...I LOVE 3FCs! You are already doing so well and I can only imagine the comments the comments you must be getting and can see how that attention could be tough. I find that, even though I'm in the early stage of my journey, that when I share my starting weight, though only with family and friends, I'm shocked by their shock. For a long time, that's how I let myself stay fat, believing that because "I wear it so well", I don't need to worry too much about losing it. Now I just remind myself that most people have NO IDEA what 300lbs looks like so what the H.E.Doublehockeysticks do they know anyway! :D Anyway, welcome and I hope we don't see you here very long. ;)

ilbnej
05-12-2011, 08:52 AM
Hello everyone :)
I just joined up, looking to connect with others on the weight loss journey. I started a few months ago and am starting to feel a lot better physically. More present, more myself, if that makes any sense.
I eat 1900-2000 cals/day and do one of Leslie Sansone's 3 mile workouts three times a week.
I signed up for support at this point because I'm getting to the point of my journey where its becoming obvious I've lost weight. I find it really hard when people make comments, no matter how positive - it makes me very uncomfortable. So far haven't gotten any beyond comments on clothes, jewellery etc, but I figure I won't be able to hide out for long.
Anyhow, I am also in the 270's so figured this would be a good place to start.

Welcome! It is good to have you here (and hopefully neither of us will be here long, but on to the next decade and so on...). This is a great group!

We started at around the same place and are on a similar plan, though you are quite a bit taller than me (most are!).

I know exactly what you mean about comments about this whole thing being AK-WARD. This is not a journey that I like to talk about in real life (thank god there's an online place to obsess about it!), so I'm not sure what to do about the comments either. They've started in just the past few weeks - comments on how nice my hair color, hair cut, eyebrows(!), etc. look. At first, I didn't even realize they were probably noticing the weight loss but either didn't quite realize that's what it was or were afraid to say something.

But then this weekend (my birthday, actually!), I randomly ran into a good male friend I haven't seen in person in months, and he blurted out "Have you lost weight?" He was being totaly sincere and sweet and uncensored. I just answered with a quick "Yes, I have, and I am." I was NOT prepared for that (didn't help that I had just walked out of an hour massage, so my brain was on "slow" anyway). I can only imagine there will be more of that as this goes on. I hope it gets easier/less akward.

ilbnej
05-12-2011, 08:55 AM
laura: http://sailorsdaughterpreacherswife.blogspot.com/2010/12/wedding-plans.html that's a link to my blog about becoming a preacher's wife, the entry specifically about most of my wedding details :)

Mandy - your wedding looks like it will be amazing (but well-planned and economical). Beautiful dresses, love the ring, the favors, the cake (mm!) - everything! And you are going to be a lovely *non-morbidly obese* bride. Enjoy every moment!

chicpanda
05-12-2011, 10:02 AM
weigh in day 2 pounds lost. only change in diet was drinking 64 oz liquid a day. finally heading in the right direction.. whew

konfyoozed
05-12-2011, 12:54 PM
thanks ilbnej!! :) the whole thing, ceremony, reception, honeymoon, and all the peripherals (invitations, wedding party gifts, etc) are costing a total somewhere around $6,000.... my WHOLE WEDDING cost less than kate middleton's DRESS. that's how awesome i am. woo!

JamiSue3916
05-12-2011, 01:05 PM
Down to 270.9 this morning! I think I didn't eat enough calories yesterday - just barely over 1200 and I try to eat at least 1300 but no more than 1700 each day. That said, I'm certainly not scoffing at the .5 loss! I'll take it! 260's here I come!!

Jen -- I'm certain there will be some discomfort when folks start noticing I'm losing weight but I am actually really looking forward to. I've hear that on average it usually takes 20lbs for people to start noticing and I'm right around there. But, as I've been told for many years, I "wear my weight well" so maybe it'll take longer. I'm pretty comfortable with the fact that I am (so to be was) morbidly obese and hope that I'll take the shock from others who learn how much I'm losing well....but we'll see. I'm glad that one of your first was from someone who sounds like a great friend! (I'm also jealous of that 1hour massage!) :p

Chic -- :bravo: That's a great week in the world of weight loss. Yahoo!!

Mandy -- I have to second Jen's thoughts. You are going to be gorgeous!!

Clementine
05-12-2011, 01:50 PM
Mandy: Read your blog and loved all of the details for your special day! Gorgeous dress!

Welcome MyBulldogSnores!

Weigh-in today and down 1.5 for total of 20.

JamiSue3916
05-12-2011, 02:47 PM
Great job Clementine!! :carrot:

konfyoozed
05-12-2011, 06:33 PM
congrats to chic, clementine and jami for your losses!

and thank you everyone for your nice comments on my wedding stuffs. :)

ilbnej
05-13-2011, 09:22 AM
Way to go guys - chicpanda, Clementine and Jami!

Mandy - you haven't reported your final results for this week yet, but I'll bet you are, like Jami, are about to leave us here in the 270s.

I was back in the 275-276 range this morning, lowest I've been, so that made me happy! My "official" wi day is Sunday, but I finally feel back on track. This weekend is also the end of my third 6-week period, so I'll be taking pictures and doing measurements. I'm hoping I can finally see a difference from my first set (which were taken half-way through my second 6wks - at about 288 pounds). I took the second set just three weeks later (at the end of the second 6 weeks - at 283 pounds), so there is very little difference in those photos. But hopefully comparing 288 to 275 the differences will be noticeable. It is just so hard to be objective about what your own body looks like!

Laura G
05-13-2011, 01:58 PM
I just want to say - great job everyone!
I'm up .5lbs, but I'm ok with that. I had a great pop week and I've been doing walk/jog interval training, so soon things will work their way off.

Not into personals, right now, but I'll be back this afternoon.
Keep on rockin' it chickies!

konfyoozed
05-13-2011, 02:36 PM
271.8 today. ... so so so close to ditching the 'morbidly obese' title. SO CLOSE.

JamiSue3916
05-13-2011, 03:41 PM
Back up to 271.4 - flip flopping with that .5 I lost yesterday. Ain't no big thang though!

Jen -- Congrats on being happy with your progress! I really hope you see what you're looking for in your pictures!!

Laura -- Great attitude!!

Mandy -- You're doing great! You can make it!!

ilbnej
05-13-2011, 04:19 PM
Awesome, Mandy! The good news is that with all the excitement you'll have over the next 5 days, eating will be the last thing on your mind (or that you'll have time for)!

ilbnej
05-13-2011, 04:23 PM
Jami - you are cruisin' your way through the 270s - you've got nothing to be worried about!

konfyoozed
05-14-2011, 12:51 PM
my wii and my scale both told me i had a major whoosh over night. wii told me 270.1 and the scale told me 270.2 (so i guess they're not joking me unless they had a covert meeting last night)...

260s here i come! :D (though i'll probably end up here for a while since i won't drop down the ladder until my official friday weigh in, and even then i'll be away for a week for my honeymoon, and when i get back i will likely be in this thread still. i don't foresee a huge loss on my honeymoon haha)

ilbnej
05-15-2011, 02:45 PM
Yay Mandy - that is awesome! (must be the new WATP DVDs)

I weighed in at 274 this morning, so I think my slight stall is over. I also worked out (swam) for an hour yesterday and today. However, yesterday, I went way over calories. I have to learn how to work out hard without feeding all the calories consumed by my body back to it!

The weather here is gorgeous this weekend and this is the time of year that each perfect day might be the last (before it gets too hot/humid). I had all the windows open yesterday. Today I'm at work, catching up on some things and trying to get ready to take over a different job - I'm really excited about it, but a little nervous too. Sad I can't be out to enjoy the day more, but with what I'm preparing for, it is totally worth it!

Hope everyone else is doing well!

SMSDREAMER2007
05-15-2011, 10:34 PM
Hey everyone! I am new to this thread! Ecstatic that I now belong in this thread...but oh so ready to be away from the 270's as well. Officially hit 278 this am :cheer:

ilbnej
05-15-2011, 10:53 PM
Welcome SMSDreamer! I'll be here a few more weeks and I look forward to seeing you on this thread!

JamiSue3916
05-16-2011, 02:15 PM
Sorry...disappeared over the weekend. Lots of family in town...yeesh! So, I've been flopping between 271 and 272 these last few days which is FABULOUS news considering I haven't tracked, been to the gym, or drank all my water since last Thursday!

That said - I am happily sitting at 271.8 this morning. Went back to the gym and worked up a good sweat on the treadmill and elliptical machines and am feeling MUCH better now that I'm back OP! (BTW - Had chinese food last night for the first time in months and yaouza, is it killin' my stomach today. Definitely not food poisoning or anything but my tummy is NOT happy with me!)

Mandy -- Great job!! I knew you were going to hit your goal any day now! Yahoo!

Jen -- Congrats on busting through that stall! The weather in California this last weekend was totally weird for us. Lightning and thunderstorms yesterday and it's usually 100 degrees by now. So crazy! How fun to be getting ready for something new at work! I KNOW you're going to rock it!!

Dreamer -- Welcome and hopefully we won't be seeing you for long!!

SuomiSara
05-17-2011, 03:39 AM
So many so close to hitting the 60's now :carrot::carrot:

Ive lost a kg this week, so 2.2lbs :D Was very happy to see that as AF is in the house and Ive felt quite bloated.

ilbnej
05-17-2011, 07:49 AM
Jami - glad to hear you thrived with an intentional weekend off-plan and didn't let it derail you - to me, that's part of the whole life-change concept. If we can't enjoy ourselves when it comes to food (in moderation and for special occasions), then there is no way we can sustain this kind of a change long term. Way to go!

Sara - congrats on a TOM loss! Hopefully once it is over, you'll show even more of a loss.

Not too much to report for me, except lots of swimming and decent (if not perfect) eating, and the scale keeps trending down. So all is well. I am hoping to hit the 260s by the beginning of June. It would be a stretch, but a good goal to have. Actually, let me rephrase that - it isn't so important that I hit the number by then, but that I do the things necessary to achieve that (food/exercise-wise).

JamiSue3916
05-17-2011, 11:27 AM
Up .9 this morning to 272.7. I groaned for about 1/2 a second when I saw it but I'm over it. We went to The Old Spaghetti Factory last night as it was my oldest son's 11th birthday. I made GOOD choices that I could live with and while I was over my calorie goal, I still ended up with a 300 cal deficit for the day. I drank all my water and exercised so I'm happy. There was a ton of sodium (I ended up about 1600mg over!) in the food so hopefully that's what I'm seeing on the scale this morning. No worries though....I've got an OP week ahead of me and I know I'll be seeing smaller numbers this week overall! :D

(BTW - Their Creamy Pesto salad dressing is freaking YUMMY!!)

Sara -- GREAT loss this week! You are really working your plan...good for you!!!

Jen -- I agree. I decided at the beginning of this that I wasn't going to avoid these tough situations but would make them work for me instead. Like last night...we had a great time. We were in a large room...at least 100 people...and EVERYONE sang Happy Birthday to my son. It was pretty great! The food was so tasty and I ate until I was full...and not one bite more! :) How can I not be happy with that, even if the scale showed a tiny bump up this morning?

Great job getting all your swimming in! And yes, that downward trend (overtime) is what's really important!

konfyoozed
05-17-2011, 05:52 PM
269.6 on the wii this morning!

bmi of 39.9 NO LONGER MORBIDLY OBESE! yay! hopefully i can keep it there. ha. with wedding and honeymoon festivities i'll be lucky if i don't climb back up to the 280s thread lol

JamiSue3916
05-17-2011, 06:24 PM
269.6 on the wii this morning! bmi of 39.9 NO LONGER MORBIDLY OBESE! yay! hopefully i can keep it there. ha. with wedding and honeymoon festivities i'll be lucky if i don't climb back up to the 280s thread lol

YAHOO Mandy! Don't even think those thoughts! This is you...wedding, honeymoon or just a normal day. You're going to do great!

You totally beat me to the 260's dang it!! ;) I hope I catch back up to you soon!

konfyoozed
05-17-2011, 06:37 PM
haha jami... you've got a week and a half to do so.

oh also (like 5 years later) i posted a new 'progress photo' on my blog if anyone's curious.

link is over there <--

SuomiSara
05-18-2011, 02:45 AM
269.6 on the wii this morning!

bmi of 39.9 NO LONGER MORBIDLY OBESE! yay! hopefully i can keep it there. ha. with wedding and honeymoon festivities i'll be lucky if i don't climb back up to the 280s thread lol


Woohooo!!! Well done! You look fab in the pictures, clearly shrinking! :carrot:

When are you getting married? What are you wearing? :dizzy:

konfyoozed
05-18-2011, 12:45 PM
thanks sara!! here's a link (http://sailorsdaughterpreacherswife.blogspot.com/2010/12/wedding-plans.html) to my wedding plans if you're curious :)

ladies, i might be leaving you soon... if my friday weigh in stays the same or goes lower, and i don't gain lots of weight on my honeymoon...

i saw 268.5 today :D

JamiSue3916
05-18-2011, 12:52 PM
Down 1.5 to 271.2 this morning! Woo hoo! I guess I finally cleared my system of all the weekend sodium. Whew!

Mandy - You are amazing! Truly an inspiration - staying focused on your goals and all while planning your wedding. Great job!!

ilbnej
05-18-2011, 01:14 PM
Yay Mandy! It is sad to see you go, but strengthens my resolve to get there too! Also your photos first to most recent definitely show a change at this point. So exciting. Enjoy the wedding and honeymoon, you've earned it!

Yay Jamie! You're almost there as well! Glad you had a quick recovery from the celebrations.

I weighed in under 273 this morning (and it's TOM), so I'm pleased with that.

SuomiSara
05-18-2011, 04:41 PM
thanks sara!! here's a link (http://sailorsdaughterpreacherswife.blogspot.com/2010/12/wedding-plans.html) to my wedding plans if you're curious :)

ladies, i might be leaving you soon... if my friday weigh in stays the same or goes lower, and i don't gain lots of weight on my honeymoon...

i saw 268.5 today :D

Ohh lovely dress.

Makes me want to put mine back on again :^: Enjoy it all, its over so quickly :( I dont know what youre planning/hoping for baby wise but be warned I got pregnant on our wedding night and second baby on our wedding anniversary 3 years later :D

nikkster
05-18-2011, 05:03 PM
My last post was about me being so sore and retaining weight from my muscles. I haven't weighed myself since after and seeing the scale go up. I'm going to wait a week maybe since its about that TOM. Although I do feel smaller and better so thats good!

I had my graduation this past weekend and seeing all the pictures, I'm just amazed at how much thinner I'm getting. It doesn't seem like it's me.

Besides that, I finally joined 24 hr fitness and I'm a 2-year paid member! I can't use my school gym anymore and my apartment gym isn't too great & I want better. I also love the group dance classes. So far I've done Zumba & hip hop...looking forward to the cardio dance party and turbo kick. Still going on my 5k walks too and it's done wonders to my legs! Even my workout buddy's legs have thinned/toned up.

konfyoozed
05-18-2011, 05:03 PM
haha. that's why i'm on the pill... we're gonna wait til i'm a bit less fat, and he's out of school before we have kids.

JamiSue3916
05-18-2011, 10:22 PM
Jen -- I totally agree! Mandy's success nothing but inspiring!! BIG congratulations on getting below 273!! Woo hoo!!

Sara -- Your wedding night warning is too funny!

Nikkster -- Great attitude! That is 99% of the battle in my opinion! SO happy to hear your enjoying your workouts...I have been giving my little plastic card a workout too!

konfyoozed
05-18-2011, 11:16 PM
i'm so glad i can provide inspiration for you guys :) it kinda makes me blush... i'm so used to the negative responses when i say i'm losing weight. the "really? you?" look that i get being a fat chick trying to exercise, or the "again?" when they know i've tried before. it's that disbelief and lack of enthusiasm for me that made me seek out 3fc and kept the weight loss a secret from everyone else, with the exception of my very closest friends.

i'm so glad i found this place. i'm inspired by everyone here that's made a commitment and stuck to it. and motivated by people who claim that i'm an inspiration to them. i kinda feel like if i fail, i don't just let myself down i let other people down too, so it's a great way for me to stay on track.

ya'll are doin great, keep it up! :)

SuomiSara
05-19-2011, 02:17 AM
I do have to say both of ours were planned but the timing is just funny, their birthdays are Nov 1st and 3rd just 3 years apart. :dizzy:

I had a terrible day yesterday. My 6 month old is going into the childrens hospital today for a very big test thats going to be painful for him :( I was fine morning/early afternoon as I was looking after a friends kids but once I got home the timing really hit me and I stuffed my face with probably half the kitchen contents :?: I have been doing well with controlling the emotional eating but that got me bad yesterday and I know I was also doing it to stop myself crying in front of the boys as I didnt want to worry them.

So Ive got up this morning, horribly nervous but Ive drawn a line under it and had a sensible breakfast. I know one day isnt going to make a big difference, its the longterm. So extra exercise for me over the weekend! :D

JamiSue3916
05-19-2011, 11:35 AM
Well, it won't be officialy until tomorrow - and maybe not even then because TOM is "right" around the corner but I did wake up to find myself down 1.8 and in the 260's at 269.4! YAHOO!!

Mandy -- I love everything you said! I had no idea what I was getting myself into...in a good way...when I joined 3FC. The knowledge, experience, support, and inspiration is simply...a miracle! We're all here to get the support we need and give the support we can with no underlying motivations.

Sara -- I am SO sorry to hear about your baby. Wasn't there something else that went wrong recently, while you guys were out of town? Not sure if I'm remembering someone else's story or not. Regardless, I'm glad you drew your line and are ready to start fresh but DO NOT beat yourself up if you stumble again. Our kids always bring out the strongest of any emotion....happiness, frustration and...fear. Do what you need to do to care for that little one...then you'll be able to focus on your again! :hug:

Laura G
05-19-2011, 12:59 PM
Hello ladies!
I`ve been pretty sick this week, so I haven't been online, but I'm back! Still not feeling the greatest, so everything will be short and sweet.

The one good thing about having been sick, I lost 4 lbs! Tomorrow is officical wi day, so I'll change my siggy then - yep that puts me in the 260's. Yeah!

I hope everyone is doing well - I can tell from the posts that this thread is going to go quiet real fast, and the 260 thread is going be the happening spot!
Mandy - have a fantastic weekend! Remember, something always goes wrong, but you'll be the only one who notices. Here's to you and your big day. :hat:Congratulations on surpassing your goal!

Well, I'll see you all tomorrow. Take care of yourselves, and keep fighting the good fight!

Clementine
05-19-2011, 01:25 PM
Way to go ladies who jumped into the 260's!!!

Feel better soon, Laura!

It's been a busy, good week.....just haven't been on-line much.

Weigh in today was down .5 lb which seems to occur every few weeks. I just tell myself slow and steady is better than gaining.

I went to Salvation Army after WW meeting to look around and found a pair of dark trouser jeans with $95 Talbot tag still on them and got them for $8. They are a few pounds from fitting perfectly but great motivation....or could wear them now if I want to hold my breath!

Gotta run, hair appt for cut and highlights! Have a good day, ladies!

ilbnej
05-19-2011, 07:01 PM
So Ive got up this morning, horribly nervous but Ive drawn a line under it and had a sensible breakfast. I know one day isnt going to make a big difference, its the longterm. So extra exercise for me over the weekend! :D

Sara - this is a great attitude, well, really the ONLY attitude to have. One day doesn't matter! Put it behind you and focus on today. So sorry to hear that your little one has continued health concerns. Sending him (and you) good vibes from halfway across the world.

ilbnej
05-19-2011, 07:13 PM
Jami and Laura - way to go on the 260s! Woo hoo! Hopefully, I'll be joining you two and Mandy there soon (another week or so).

Laura, I'm sorry to hear you've been sick. I hope you are back to 100% soon! I got a bit of a bug this week myself. Of course, I don't think mine contributed to weight loss (other than some temporary dehydration) - oh well.

Clementine - way to go on your loss! I totally agree that slow and steady wins the race (no offense, Jamie & Mandy!). That doesn't mean I don't mind the occasional big woosh - I just try not to get so excited about them that I get my expectations out of whack (with the resulting disappointment when they aren't constantly repeated). Also, great pants find - $8 is the perfect price for "on-the-way" down pants. I'm sure you'll fit comfortably into them soon (and then they'll be too big).

SuomiSara
05-20-2011, 03:11 AM
Woohoooo Jami! Great job on getting into the 60's :carrot::carrot: I hope AF hasnt been a mean old cow and stolen it from you this morning.

Laura, well done on getting into the 60's too! Im sorry you've been ill but Im glad its had a good outcome for you in the end. Hope you are feeling better now.

Clementine, great job on getting the bargin jeans! Ive got a little pile of stuff waiting for me to fit in the next size down comfortably. My problem is the stuff Im wearing now is clearly very baggy and falling down but the size down is still too tight to be comfortable in :^:

ilbnej, hope you are feeling better :hug:

Thanks everyone :hug: This test was ongoing investigation into why he got ill when we came back from the UK. Yesterday was hard as the hospital had really messed up we ended up waiting a long time while they were chasing up our doctor who hadnt written the referral to radiology and they couldnt do the test without it :mad: OH and I were starving as had breakfast at 8am and it was 5.30pm before we got home, we couldnt leave the waiting area incase they were ready not to mention the stress of the situation and knowing the test was going to be very unpleasant. But the good news was it finally got done and the doctor said that everything looked clear. We go back to see the specialist next week and we are hoping we get signed off now and just put it down to a "one off" as he has had no further problems.

I think it will be party time once we get the all clear for him :dizzy:

JamiSue3916
05-20-2011, 11:25 AM
Yay, it's official! Down another 1.3 this morning to 268.1. YAHOO!! :carrot:

Laura -- Sorry to hear that you were sick but SO nice to have lost weight while you were! :D

Clementine -- Congrats on being down another .5 today! Woo hoo!! Slow and stead DEFINITELY wins the race. My siggy has what I think is a great quote from another 3FC member that rang SO true for me, I had to keep it..

Sara -- So HAPPY to hear that things are looking good for the little. Prayer that he gets a clean bill of health soon so you can rest easy again!

So, now I'm off to the 260's thread. AF is due next week so I still have my fingers crossed that the big up whoosh from last month doesn't repeat itself. I am tracking much more carefully and SERIOUSLY ON-PLAN so she's got a fight on her hands this time! :D

See you all soon in the 260's!!

Laura G
05-20-2011, 11:39 AM
Good Friday Morning all!

Well, official wi day - I'm down, but not as much as yesterday - I think some of it is because I ate a bunch of sodium yesterday and didn't drink nearly enough water to flush it out, but just enough to hang on to it...I'm down 1 lb. Oh well. I'm still really happy to have gotten under that 273 mark - I seem to have been stuck there for a couple of weeks. Anyways, I guess I'm not ready to move away from y'all just yet. Besides, we are all going to do this together!

Sara: glad to hear everything is looking clear. I completely understand the stress of waiting for tests and doctors who can't get their crud together. My DD had to have an MRI last Sept (she was 19 months), and we were waiting and waiting and waiting. We spent a week in hospital waiting for her turn, but she kept getting bumped by more urgent cases (ie:car crash victims etc). Each day she was scheduled she wasn't allowed to eat all day - so we woke her up at midnight for a feeding and a bottle, and then most days it wouldn't be until 6pm that someone would tells us she wasn't going in that day and could finally eat. Ever tried to entertain a cranky, hungry 19mo old in a hospital, 3 hours away from family and friends? A couple of times she tried to get into the garbage can in the ward kitchen for something to eat - talk about heart breaking. Anyways, the point of this is I understand and I feel for you. Just remember to be good to yourself, and find a way to manage your stress without food. My love to your family.

Clementine: How'd the hair appointment go? Did you do something different, or have them refresh your usual? I love thrift store shopping!

Jen: get over your bug soon! I think my weight loss was mostly dehydration too. Let's cross that 260 line together!

Mandy: (singing) Going to the chapel and we're going to get married....

Jami: :high::yay: Right on Chickie! You keep on workin' it. Don't wait up for us, we'll be right along soon! You are forging the weight loss path! :cheer:

konfyoozed
05-20-2011, 11:51 AM
alright ladies... i won't jump ship yet, scale today said 267.9... after i went to olive garden last night!

i'm waiting until after my honeymoon to go to the 260s thread cause i will probably be around 270-271 when i get back.

the good news is, i gave my self 2 pounds of breathing room. hopefully i don't overeat by thousands of calories this week and cause myself to gain those 2 pounds back!

congrats to the new '260s' group :D that thread won't know what hit them!

girlonfire
05-20-2011, 05:09 PM
Just into the 270s! I weighed in at 278.4, which isn't QUITE close enough for comfort, but I figured I would jump in here anyways since I hope to be out of the 270s very soon. I just started, at 280.4, so I'm hoping to ride the "just getting back into it" wave for a little bit.

I'm really upset that I let myself get to 280, when just a little over a year ago I weighed 230 and over the summer 250 was the point I did not want to get past. Well, now I'm only 20 pounds away from 300 and it scares me being so close. I'm only 21 years old! I know how I gained 50 pounds in a year: emotional binge eating. I hope to sail out of the 270s pretty quickly.

Sorry for the novel, just needed to vent a little bit. Hope to see us all leaving this thread pretty soon (in the downwards direction)!

anawhatsme
05-21-2011, 06:46 AM
hey!
i just entered the 270s this week, with a loss of 4.4!
i'm feeling pretty good about that.
i'd like to be out of the 270s by the end of june...so i'll be in this thread for a bit yet.

and chloe...
i can relate to what you're saying.
when i got pregnant in july 2010, i was 233.
i told myself i'd let my weight get to 260 while i was pregnant.
well my last pregnacy weigh in was 295!
i rememeber how shocked and devastated i felt.
i had the baby and lost a good amount of weight but in no time i was right back to 290.6.
scary.
but hey we are doing something about it now right?

girlonfire
05-23-2011, 04:03 PM
Bump...I'm at 277. Now I feel more comfortable firmly saying I am in the 270s. Here's to the 260s soon!

ilbnej
05-23-2011, 09:14 PM
Yay, Chloe! That's awesome. You'll be making your way down the decade in no time.

I weighed in (just) under 273 at my afternoon weighing (usually 1-2 pounds higher than morning/official weight) today, which is very exciting! If I can just continue on target with the calories I will hopefully be in the 260s by the beginning of June.

Laura G
05-24-2011, 12:48 AM
AAAARRRGGGHHH!

I am SO frustrated! I hate working my tail off all week, just to lose what I gained over the weekend, in order to weigh in as a maintain on official wi day. I am just going to have to get comfortable here in the 70's, because a weight of 278 on a Monday, and a 273 on Fridays is not getting me closer to 260.

Did I mention: AAAARRRGGGHHH!?

SuomiSara
05-24-2011, 01:10 AM
Ohhh new blood :devil::lol:

Welcome Chloe and Ana. Its really scary how quickly weight creeps up. The important thing is stopping it and getting it off!
Ana, Ive done that with both my children, put on about 14lbs each pregnancy, dropped it all and more with the birth then put loads on with comfort eating, being hungry with breastfeeding etc.

ilbnej, well done! You are nearly there!

Ive been a little AWOL over the week, but Im delighted with 2.6lbs off this week. So thats 22lbs since Ive started again this year after the baby :D

SuomiSara
05-24-2011, 01:16 AM
AAAARRRGGGHHH!

I am SO frustrated! I hate working my tail off all week, just to lose what I gained over the weekend, in order to weigh in as a maintain on official wi day. I am just going to have to get comfortable here in the 70's, because a weight of 278 on a Monday, and a 273 on Fridays is not getting me closer to 260.

Did I mention: AAAARRRGGGHHH!?

What are you doing different over the weekend? Do you sneak a few extra treats in? Would it help you to keep a food diary?

I have a google doc set up with a friend and we enter our weights when ever but write every single thing we eat in it. Sometimes its really easy to have more than you think you've had.

:hug:

taliee
05-24-2011, 01:18 AM
I've been stuck in the 270s for about 2 months now. I just recommitted yesterday after seeing 280 again (AHHH) and now I'm back down to 276. The lowest I've seen so far is 274. I WANT 269!

anawhatsme
05-24-2011, 01:53 AM
Ive been a little AWOL over the week, but Im delighted with 2.6lbs off this week. So thats 22lbs since Ive started again this year after the baby :D

sara - how old is your baby?
and congratulations on your latest loss, and your total loss too.

anawhatsme
05-24-2011, 01:53 AM
taliee...you will get there.
good for you to recommit!

SuomiSara
05-24-2011, 03:16 AM
sara - how old is your baby?
and congratulations on your latest loss, and your total loss too.

Thankyou, he is 6 months now. The oldest trouble maker is 3.5 years so we have a noisey house :D

How old is your baby now?

Im delighted this morning, all my trousers have been getting too big and starting to look like clown pants :o I tried on a pair I bought two years ago that were a bit tight but stupidily cheap in the sale 5. They are a small US 20 and fit :D Ive got some 18's Ive tried and they are still a little too tight from the bellybutton upwards but not far off now :dizzy:

And Im off for a haircut, not been done in over a year and a half :p

anawhatsme
05-24-2011, 04:34 AM
isn't it great when your clothes start getting too big?
i'm really looking forward to that.

my baby is 14 months and my oldest just turned 13 (years) over the weekend!:eek::eek:

enjoy your haircut - a year and a half is a long time to go.

ilbnej
05-24-2011, 07:21 AM
Holy cats, there's been a lot of activity since I posted last night. Let's ee if I can catch everyone.

Laura - deep breath please. You weighed 273 last Friday. If you weighed 278 on Monday, there are only two explanations. Either you had the mother of all binges and consumed, in two days, an EXTRA 17,000 calories, over your bmr.

I am guessing you didn't do that, which leaves the other alternative of you indulged in some off limits (to you) foods that involved more sodium than you'd been eating during the week. In which case the 5 extra pounds are water weight (with maybe, if you really did eat too many cal, at very most, a maintain or a quarter pound gain over the weekend - I'm not saying you did, but thats the worst case scenario).

Just return to doing what you know you should be doing today - drink your water, stay away from the salt for the next few days, and you'll be surprised on Friday, I'll bet. Do NOT use this as an excuse to derail yourself. Be strong. I know you are strong, so no excuses!

If it makes you feel better after seeing 272.9 last night, I was back at 275 this morning. It is not bothering me at all. The trend is down and that's what matters!

ilbnej
05-24-2011, 07:26 AM
Sara, way to go on the 2.6 pounds this week, the 22 total so far and the new pants! Those are all awesome!

Enjoy the haircut. I am try g to get on a more regular schedule, but I have stick straight hair with no bangs and have many times in my life gone that long without a cut (going from a short bob to very long hair). You'll likely lose a pound or two just from that alone.

ilbnej
05-24-2011, 07:28 AM
Taillee, welcome (back)! Stick with us, we will all make it through the 270s together!

ilbnej
05-24-2011, 07:29 AM
And finally, Ana, it is good to see you on this post - sounds like you are doing well. Keep on keepin on, girl!

girlonfire
05-24-2011, 12:34 PM
276.6 this morning! I was hoping for a little bit of a bigger loss, but I think .4 pounds is pretty good for overnight. I am pushing for that 275...the halfway point to me getting up and joining the 260s thread. Let's do it ladies!

Laura G
05-24-2011, 12:44 PM
Thanks Jen. I needed that. I'm just sick of what seems like relosing the same 5 lbs every week.... with no real downward trend. But you're right, it is no excuse to derail and give up. I've actually decided to try a different diet this week, mainly to shake things up a bit. If it works, I'll stick with it for a while, and if not, well, I doubt there will be any harm done.

Breathing.....breathing.....

ilbnej
05-24-2011, 03:19 PM
Thanks Jen. I needed that. I'm just sick of what seems like relosing the same 5 lbs every week.... with no real downward trend. But you're right, it is no excuse to derail and give up. I've actually decided to try a different diet this week, mainly to shake things up a bit. If it works, I'll stick with it for a while, and if not, well, I doubt there will be any harm done.

Breathing.....breathing.....

That's the Laura I know and love!
What are you trying?

Laura G
05-24-2011, 03:24 PM
I'm trying an alternative version of ideal protein. I've been lurking around their threads, and I think it may work for me. My alternative is that I'm not using the brand name products, but substituting similar products for a fraction of the cost! Half a day down, and so far no problems. They say week 1 is the worst, but the numbers are huge that week. We'll see.

ilbnej
05-24-2011, 03:36 PM
Wow! From everything I've seen, it works like gang-busters. I can't wait to hear about your progress, I bet the pounds will start melting off.

I would love to do that myself, but I know me, and if I try to restrict that severely, it won't go well. I would freak out, basically.

I love that it is based on sound science (not a fad diet at all), and the results for those who stay in ketosis are pretty astounding. I agree with you there is no reason to use the name-brand stuff, when there are cheaper alternatives out there.

I can't wait to see your experience and results!

Laura G
05-24-2011, 04:10 PM
Sniff - your thoughtfulness is really touching Jen. Thank you for your support. I was kind of afraid to post it, I'm sure we are all familiar with the "oh no, not another diet" attitude people have when you tell them what you are doing. Love 3fc for not doing that!
I tried to discuss it with my mom over the weekend - she shot me down hardcore. She lives with my husband and I, so I'm dieting behind her back. I've noticed that whenever I share with her, that's when the sabotage starts to happen. Not this time - this time it's for me, and if she doewsn't like it, or is jealous of what I'm doing, she can just keep her 2 cents to herself. So there.

ilbnej
05-24-2011, 11:56 PM
Suffice to say, I understand "mommy issues" way too well. ;)

I still haven't talked to my parents about my journey - but they're 1000 miles away so it is a bit easier. Though I have seen them twice since I started and I'll see them again in July. I figure were going to have to discuss it then because I should be nearly 40 pounds down by then (god willing!) and weighing less than I have in nearly 5 years.

Don't let her get you down. this is something you are doing for you, not for her. (easier said than done, right?)

LuvMyMr
05-25-2011, 11:56 AM
I'm here!!! I am about a pound and a half away from being out os my 270s and I will be thrilled!!! After many months of messing up and going on and off plan I am finally back on and committed to doing this right. I started back on at 284 and am now close to being in my 260s! :carrot:

ilbnej
05-25-2011, 08:22 PM
Welcome, Luv, even though it sounds like you won't be here long.... ;)