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Angie
02-01-2011, 10:08 PM
Wow! I've never started the thread before that I can remember...or if I did it must have been years ago. Anyway, looking forward to a new month of chatting. :)


JLem311
02-02-2011, 11:07 AM
hello all.

juliemarie
02-02-2011, 12:45 PM
Good morning everyone! I'm back at work today and feeling pretty good. I'm starting on some soft/solid foods now and had a scrambled egg with cheese last night for dinner. It was heaven! ;)

The weight is already flying off which is both exciting and a little disconcerting, if that makes any sense at all. And I can already tell most of it came out of my boobs! I need a new bra already! I'm going to hold off as long as possible-I can't be buying bras every couple of weeks.

I still don't feel any hunger-the doc said it could take up to a year to feel any hunger. Kinda cool really. I just feel-weird. Slightly disconnected from my body you know?

Hope everyone has a great Groundhog Day!


Angie
02-02-2011, 08:27 PM
Hi Jillian :wave:

Hi JM -- I'm glad things are going so well for you. Yes, might as well try to wait as long as possible before buying new things as you'll likely only wear the next size for a short time as well. Right now I'm living in the same 2-3 pairs of pants for work on a rotation, black, brown, black with pinstripes, repeat :) Weekends find me in leggings and long sweaters, comfy and they fit many different sizes. :D

Hoochie
02-03-2011, 01:50 PM
JulieMarie- I am so glad to hear that you are doing well. You sound really happy which is awesome!
I have been sick since Sunday. I have missed almost two days of work and I am thinking of going home soon today as well. I just can't kick this cold/flu. I am down 4 pounds this week but I think its because all I am having is tea and fruit. I can't even think of eating anything else!
I am hosting a jewelry party at my house tomorrow and I am already starting to panic that I am not going to feel good. My guests will be having wine and I will be drinking more tea!!!!! I am so congested that my ears hurt.
Okay enough complaining, I'll catch up later!

Joan

Kimphin
02-07-2011, 12:31 PM
Couple things -

OK, now I understand why no one has posted to the January thread since last Tuesday.... Um, because it is FEBRUARY, dumb*&#! I though you all bailed.

And, the brain trust at work decided to armor all the rubber-floored ramp in the hallway, so, yeah... my left arm and my left hip are KILLING me right now - TIMBERRRRR....! OW!

Joan - hope you feel better soon. I was sick a few weeks ago and still have a nagging cough. I hate being sick.

JM - glad you are enjoying your "mushies" - sounds like things are going great.

Went to the outlets this weekend and bought all sorts of new clothes - pants were a necessity - my old ones looked like I was a deflated balloon. I wish the top part of me would lose a little more - I feel way top-heavy.

MissMooLaRue
02-07-2011, 01:14 PM
Hello everyone

I am new to this board. I was on LAWL years ago and did really well on it until they closed. Over the years I didn't care enough to be healthy but I really want to get back into it and I did really well on LAWL so I dug out my old info and am back in action.

Looking forward to chatting on the forum and getting to know some of you other LAWL gals!

BarbaraB
02-07-2011, 04:23 PM
JM, Glad to hear that you are back to work and feeling pretty good and not hungry. Is that 24 pounds lost since the surgery? Wow, that is flying off. With what you lost before surgery you are probably already wearing your smaller clothes... given that most people who struggle with their weight have several sizes in their closets. You could try adding some seams or darts if you are handy with sewing to try to stretch out the usability. Really if it is already too big, what's its kind of low risk to attempt that.

Welcome MissMooLaRue, Its great that you are caring enough to be healthy. You are worth it. We all are.

I got through the "birthday week" and super bowl without being either super good or super bad. Just one piece of cake split between the DH and myself on my birthday, and a few drinks.. and a few meals out that were likely more fattening than I like to think, but I went out and was active to balance it out, so not so horrible. Back to being good and not just not horrible though.

JLem311
02-07-2011, 05:29 PM
hey all. just thought i'd pop in and say hi. not much going on with me other than the fact that i broke my toe this past wednesday. i caught it on a baby gate (which i've done MANY times before..but never this bad) and broke the toe next to the little one on my left foot. i thought i broke the other 2 next to that one too, but they're just really bruised. so i gave myself a days rest on the exercise and then was right back at it on friday. yeah, i know it's probably not good to run with a broken toe, but i told myself i'd stop if it hurt and it really doesn't. i wrap it really good before i workout and ice it twice a day, along with some advil, it's under control (as much as a broken toe can be!) so..yeah. that's all that's been going on with me.
i guess i could've taken a break from working out, but i've been consistently exercising at least 4 days a week for the past 2yrs, so i'm not about to let a stupid broken toe stop me! fitness is just a non-negotiable thing for me. it's not an option to not workout. it's just not. i just don't know how to take a break like that. so unless i'm in the hospital, unable to get out of bed..i'll be keeping up with it. plus, i'm 6wks in to the run schedule i made for myself for the first 10wks of 2011..so i'm not about to crap out now! :)
can you tell i'm stubborn? haha!

anyway..just thought i'd do a quick update!
welcome to the new peeps and we really need to get more chatter going on here!!!!

JLem311
02-07-2011, 06:11 PM
here's an interesting article i came across.

http://blogs.webmd.com/pamela-peeke-md/2011/02/make-the-mental-fat-body-fat-connection.html

Joni135
02-07-2011, 08:04 PM
Great article Jillian - thanks for sharing. I know my W/L struggle is very mental. Slowly but surely I'm figuring out how to plan things that are not planned around eating..it's a tough habit to break. Hope that toe heals okay..You're a nut. I would surely use that as an excuse....not sure I have your willpower!

Julie Marie - great job on the lbs going away.....it's just the beginning....I say shop clearance and get what you need! I love wasting money...haha!

Kim - WTG for you too.....I totally don't understand what you wrote about the rubber mats, but that's okay......did you survive all your snow?

Just checking in...the scale is going down which is always good!

JLem311
02-07-2011, 09:51 PM
kim--that totally sucks about the floor! (i'm assuming you slipped and fell?) and i take it you've seen the show Scrubs a time or two with your "brain trust" reference! :)

MissMooLaRue
02-08-2011, 10:22 AM
I actually made it through day 1. It seems so silly to say that I'm excited I actually lasted just one day but I find that first day is always a rough one.

Yayy!

juliemarie
02-08-2011, 12:15 PM
Good morning all!

Barbara-yes, my ticker is reflecting my losses since the surgery. Crazy, huh? As for clothes-I have an entire wardrobe down to size 16 in my closet-the only thing I'll have to buy are bras and undies for quite awhile.

I had the house to myself the last couple of nights for the first time since the surgery and was made hugely aware of the focus I put on food when I'm by myself. I'd always looked forward to my nights off to clean the house and veg in front of the TV. And to eat. It was like I made a date with food on those nights off. And last night especially-I really noticed the "food" wasn't there and I sure missed him/her(?) ;) Even if I had a pizza sitting in front of me I wouldn't haven been able to eat it-but my head sure wanted one. I have until the "honeymoon" phase of this is over to fix my head and find other ways to occupy my time that seems to be a treat for me.

MissMoo-Welcome and congrats on one day down. I don't actually follow LAWL anymore but I've been successful at losing on it in the past and these are my peeps and they let me hang around here still! ;)

Kim-stay upright! And yay for new clothes!

Angie/Hoochie/Jillian/Joni-you guys are all doing great! Keep it up!

BarbaraB
02-08-2011, 03:00 PM
Joni, I would go shopping too. I think we put off enjoyment too much for some mythical time when we are going to be perfect and we "deserve" undies that fit. I say we deserve them every day of our lives no matter the fact that they might not fit in a short amount of time. Of course I would likely also buy them on deep discount.... as I'm both naturally cheap and self indulgent.

Jillian, fascinating article. I know I have a balance of good habits and habits that are self destructive (yet hard to give up). Its good to give some thought to how my dear little weekend indulgences are keeping the scale high. I don't know what is available where you work out, but you might try to switch it up with some other form of cardio that is lower impact while your toes heal. perhaps an elliptical trainer or bicycle?

JM, You are doing great! Almost 50 pounds down in a short time really. You've got to be feeling the difference already. I know that my relationship with food is complicated and emotional, and yes, we've dated, and had stormy breakups... where I swore I would never eat THAT again... and I could not stay away... ha!

MissMoo, Congrats on the first day done. You can do this!

Joni135
02-08-2011, 10:37 PM
JM and others...One of my biggest struggles is to not make food the focus of my life...but to find things that make me as happy as food/drink! It's not easy and I do feel a bit deprived, but I decided that I was tired of hurting and aching and blaming food and weight on all my probelms....and it's not forever; just until I can lose at least 15% of my starting high weight. Then I'll reassess. Right now I'm (1) avoiding non-critical dates with friends that involve food (e.g., instead of taking my stepdaughter to lunch or dinner we went for a mani/pedi...same price, less calories! (2) turning down some invites that are all about food and drink and calling an active friend and going for a walk (3) eating a somewhat limited variety of foods so I don't give myself a ton of choices...it's easier for me to track in my head this way...when I tell myself I will write and journal it only seems to last a week or two.....and then I stress that I don't track and then I eat and then the cycle starts all over. (4) attempting to hit the treadmill 4-5 days a week.
I also drink a lot of water. I try to drink water when I think I'm hungry and since I'm really not satisfying that hunger with anything wonderful, I have found that I have less "I'm hungry" sessions with myself. I'm rarely really hungry...I'm just bored, sad, frustrated, overworked, etc.

MissMooLaRue
02-09-2011, 05:19 PM
Thanks.
I love looking at everyone's ticker, you folks are so motivating!

Here's a quick question for you. I'm going through my LA Express menu plan which lists the foods into categories and looking up calorie content for some of them. It seems that each section (Dairy, Starch, Protein, etc) is about an average of 100 calories - is that about right do you think?

BarbaraB
02-09-2011, 11:24 PM
MissMoo,

Different plans have different serving sizes so it might be close for some plans. I do think that the numbered plans were looser on their definition of what constitues one starch (as well as giving you more of them). A fruit serving is normally closer to 50 calories, and I think at least that one is consistent. The old colored plans the protein sizes shrank as you dropped down plans. I started on Purple that allowed 8 oz of chicken for one protein serving and that is not anywhere near 100 calories. Gold plan dropped that down to 6 oz, which would still be higher than the 100 calories.

Angie
02-09-2011, 11:40 PM
Hi all! :wave:

MissMoo :welcome:

JM -- Sounds like things are going well. Yes, I focus on food a little too much in my alone time too...well, and in my social time...lol. I'm working on it. I can still focus on food if I alter recipes and make them healthier after all. :)

Kim -- One time I 'pledged' the floors in a house I shared with 2 other girls because we were out of floor cleaner. It was completely unintentional, but when the 2nd one walked in an wiped out, just like the first, I lost it...it was awfully funny. However that was in my 20s -- our bones are more brittle now and it's not as entertaining, more dangerous! I hope you are feeling better now :hug:

Jillian -- Okay, I can see not giving up exercise, but sheesh, give the poor toe a rest and choose some yoga, pilates or swimming! Love your commitment. Which reminds me of this comparison between involvement and commitment that I've always loved: When trying to define the difference between involvement and commitment, think about a bacon and egg breakfast: The hen was involved while the pig was committed.


Joni - I love your plan for keeping yourself on track. I need to do something similar; I've been participating in way too many food-centric social events lately. I need to hole-up and prepare some healthy stuff.

MissMooLaRue
02-10-2011, 09:18 AM
Thanks for the info folks! And for the welcome too!

Joni - that's good thinking. I've been doing that too. On Friday nights a friend and I now go skating for an hour instead of going to sit at Starbucks and have calorie loaded drinks.
I love the Starbucks time so if I do go I have switched to peppermint tea. It isn't the same as the mocha but considering how much more calories that mocha is there isn't any way it is worth it just to drink one. I like peppermint tea just fine and am happy when I leave that I did well.

I find it hard around friends who are used to having food around our visits. I went to a friend's house the other day and planned on not eating, I wouldn't exactly call it "luck" but I actually was ill at her house to hey - I was sick but at least I didn't have to go through the whole cake/cookies and soda thing. :)

Kimphin
02-11-2011, 10:49 AM
kim--that totally sucks about the floor! (i'm assuming you slipped and fell?) and i take it you've seen the show Scrubs a time or two with your "brain trust" reference! :)

Yes, I fell - really, don't ever use Armor all on a floor! It is like a skating rink! I am actually really lucky that I didn't break my collarbone (I landed on my elbow).

Barbara - "naturally cheap and self indulgent" - love that!

Re-training the brain is a major struggle. I was talking with DH in the car last weekend about how food is my addiction. He doesn't have that problem, so it was hard for him to understand. I told him how I was watching Celebrity Rehab w Dr. Drew (:o ) and how I realized that the things that those addicts were going through were the same as what I was going through - knowledge that the behavior is destructive, and doing it anyway. Unfortunately, you cannot completely cut food out of your life like you could for alcohol or drugs, so it is much harder to modify your behavior. I really don't want to spend my entire adult life trying to lose weight. I would rather make the switch in my brain

BarbaraB
02-11-2011, 10:22 PM
Kim, Sorry about the fall. A gal at work landed on her forearm recently and broke her arm. She's still in a cast. So you are lucky you were not seriously injured.

I do think you can cut out most of the food that causes the addictive tendencies. I've never had a green bean binge... I can have boat loads of them in the house and never feel the urge to overeat. I do think I will have to be hugely careful with my trigger foods for binge type eating my whole life.

I was thinking about what JM said about the date with food... and thought that normally binging is a solitary activity, just you alone with the food. I don't tend to binge anymore, but mostly because my DH would comment on what happened to the cookies or whatever... he also is relatively focused on the foods that you would eat if you binged... So he doesn't have a problem with not having them in the house either, since he also can go overboard on the sweets.

Angie
02-13-2011, 08:54 PM
:val1: HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY :val1: (tomorrow)

Hoochie
02-15-2011, 05:01 PM
Wow this site is getting quiet again. I admit that I have been lurking but not taking the time to say hello.
My weight hasn't fluctuated much lately. I lost 5 pounds when I got sick and have only gained back two so that's cool!
My hubby and I went for a nice dinner last night so I have to admit that I didn't weigh in this morning. The good news is that I skipped dessert!
We are planning to go to our home in Huatulco in April so I am hoping to look good. My intentions were to get up early and exercise this week but man oh man, I am not a morning person so exercise has to wait for the evenings. I am hoping to wear my bikini in April, I figure anything goes in Mexico!!! haha
Well I hope everyone had a good Valentines day.
Have a great day everyone!

Joan

Angie
02-16-2011, 09:25 AM
Good morning everyone :flow1:

I haven't moved much weight-wise since December so my Dr. put me back on phase 1 of my plan -- basically all lean meat and green veggies. I was terrified when he said it, but now that I think about it, it's not a big deal at all. All I'm giving up is my crispbread and the occasional low carb wrap/pita. No biggie compared to the rewards of sticking to plan.

Joan - Mexico sounds so good right now! We are expecting some spring-ish weather here by Friday (plus 8 and sunny) and I can't wait to get rid of some of this damn snow.

How is everyone doing? How is weight loss or maintenance going? I've been maintaining when I meant to be losing... :rofl:

JLem311
02-16-2011, 01:14 PM
hey everyone. just been busy, so i haven't had a chance to stop by and say hi. seems like not many others have either...V-Day candy comas? haha..kidding!

BarbaraB
02-16-2011, 03:23 PM
Angie, I've been rather accidentally in maintenance mode lately too! I'm ready to buckle down and work on getting the scale to move. As 3 pounds in 3 months is not exactly burning down the scale... but I do know even at this rate I will eventually get there. Funny thing is that in the last week or so I've gotten a few comments about how much thinner I'm looking, so even though it is slow, there is progress...

Jillian, no candy coma on my part. I did have a few chocolate dipped strawberries. I worked out extra hard on Sunday to earn them too.

Joan, I'm thinking that some pilates might be just what is needed to feel bikini ready... I could use some core toning... I'll have to check the gym schedule and see if I can fit one in a few times a week. I would have to go to the tanning booth if I were going to go to Mexico, as I suspect the whiteness of my thighs might be blinding.

Hoochie
02-16-2011, 07:35 PM
Barbara, you crack me up! Yes I think tanning will be in order soon. I usually go three weeks before vacation just to get a base.
Chocolate dipped strawberries sound good but right now at home, I have dried blueberries, mangoes and apricots and those are my sweet tooth snacks!
I have been drinking far more tea these days too which I like.
Anyways, gotta run.
Hair appointment tonight..yippee!!

Hoochie
02-18-2011, 12:07 PM
Where is everybody? Well its a long weekend...yippee. I am so glad that I get Monday off. I have lots of chores I want to get done at the house. On Sunday I am off to the Heritage Classic outdoor hockey game between Calgary and Montreal, it should be awesome!
I am on day three of feeling absolutely terrific about what I am eating and doing for myself. I have so many healthy options in the house for eating that its been pretty good. My sweet tooth is the hardest so instead of chocolate, its been dried fruit.
This morning I sitting and enjoying my nonfat earl grey tea latte, its delicious!
Gotta run, have an awesome weekend everyone.

Joan

aguerin
02-18-2011, 01:15 PM
Hello everone. Still handing in there. Great to see all the posts, words of wisdom and inspiration from everyone.

I'm not doing to bad on the diet front since its Winter and I typically put on that layer of fat to protect myself from an impending snow storm. LOL

Great Rules Joni. Everyone needs to figure out what their trigger or weakness is and work with that. I find that I do better on keeping on track if I stick to the protein and veggies. WHen I throw some carbs in there its all down hill from there.

I have also discovered hot tea and for those of you who like flavored teas and crystal light, try this.... I fix my crystal light with hot water. Just wanted something different one day and wham... I like it better that way. Its almost like a dessert fix. I haven't tried any flavor that I didn't like.

Looking forward to the weekend. I have had a rough week at work and changes at home.

Angie
02-20-2011, 04:49 PM
Barbara -- 3 lbs is still 3 lbs... you're right, we will get there.

Joan & Amy -- I've been drinking tea like crazy lately too..must be a winter thing :)

Joni135
02-20-2011, 11:26 PM
Hi everyone....happy to report a scale drop! I guess this is what happen when you don't drink; eat grilled shrimp vs. burgers; eat fresh fruit vs. fruit pies, drink lots of water and try to eat fresh vs. frozen. The not so good news is I've been so busy I haven't been working out so in all honesty, I think I look the same. So, I went back to the gym this morning and have my bag packed for tomorrow morning. Jillian's right...it's something you have to do everyday..just like brushing your teeth.

I'm not off for President's day tomorrow...and work is crazy busy...so I'll check in when I'm able...night all!

aguerin
02-21-2011, 09:36 AM
Happy Monday all. I am at work today as I don't get Presidents Day either. Had a great weekend.

Hope everyone has a great POP week!

JLem311
02-21-2011, 12:06 PM
hey everyone..just thought i'd post really quickly while i have a few seconds. the scale finally moved down 1lb for me--150! :) very pleased since i've been stuck for a bit. :)

Joni135
02-21-2011, 09:51 PM
Yeah Jillian! Now what? How's the running coming along...?

aguerin
02-22-2011, 09:49 AM
Congrats Jillian! Every little bit counts. Now maybe you will be over that hump and see more loss.

Where are our other posters? I would like to see an update from JulieMarie on her progress. Where's Nicole?

Got lots of drama going on at my house, but at least it is keeping me out of the kitchen. :o)

I am enjoying this warm weather we are having in AL, but thinking the cold is going to be coming back in. :o(

Loving the eliptical, but haven't been on it much in the past week. Going to start prioratizing that more the rest of this week. Its funny how my attention is easily averted.

juliemarie
02-22-2011, 12:00 PM
Hey Amy (and everyone!)-I've been lurking, but feel a bit silly posting since i'm not doing LAWL and my weight loss is so fast right now! It'll be 5 wks tomorrow and I've lost 32 lbs. crazy! Wearing smaller clothes now-2 sizes down. I was wearing the other clothes for as long as possible but all my black stretchy pants were becoming close to just falling off (and they seemed to get much longer too!). Just really working on getting enough protein and water in.

Finally tried the gym yesterday and my knee had no issue with the elliptical! I did 20 min which is probably kind of wimpy but it felt good. I couldn't do 5 minutes a few months ago without feeling like my knee was going to blow and my lungs collapse. Definitely on the right track!

Hoochie
02-22-2011, 06:46 PM
juliemarie-Thats so awesome! You must be feeling great. Be proud that you did your twenty minute workout. At least you are moving....yippee for you!

I also worked out hard this weekend. I couldnt move yesterday, too many squats the day before. I worked out for an hour on Saturday and an hour on Sunday. I did 30 minutes on the treadmill and 30 minutes of weights. I think during the week, I am going to try for 3 nights and 30 minute sessions. I am actually up a pound today but thats okay because I know I am working hard and it will come off! I didnt eat anything bad but maybe I ate too much! Darn. I haven't had a alcoholic drink in a week, now thats progress!!! haha

Have a good evening!


Joan

Joan

Hoochie
02-23-2011, 12:02 PM
Did another 30 minutes on the treadmill last night. I am on a role, hopefully a new beginning!

Joan

JLem311
02-23-2011, 03:38 PM
hey everyone. it's so great to hear about all the exercise people are starting to do! it's crucial to the weight loss journey and for keeping it up for life in general. :) it's definitely good for mind as well as the body.
as for what's next for me..i'm not sure yet. i'm on week #8 of 10 of my run schedule, so i'm doing well with that. i need to come up with another goal for another amount of time. not sure what that will be yet.
also, i think i'm pretty satisfied with where i'm at weight-wise, but i'd like to see something in the 140's..just because. i know i can fluctuate up and down a few pounds depending on the day, week or whatever..so i'd rather have my highest bounce be 150 rather than 155 or whatever.
but other than that, i'm comfortable with my lifestyle. :)

BarbaraB
02-23-2011, 03:44 PM
Joan, You go girl! That is great. I like to think of exercise as changing the tide of the creeping pounds... instead of creeping on, they start creeping off.

JM, I'm not doing LAWL anymore either. I still think it was a good program, only with it being not open anymore, I feel I need a bit of accountability somewhere. Not that WW online is a LOT of accountability, but it is enough to keep me a lot more on track. I've noticed the longer pants phenomenon also. Ups the possiblity of wardrobe malfunction when they are both too long and too loose. So move on to the next size down as soon as you start tripping on them. Great that its gotten easier for you to do the elliptical. Hey 20 minutes is a good start. Fitness builds over time.

Hey Amy, I hope your drama is not too overwhelming. We've been having lots of drama at our house also. My DD was just creamed in her car sitting on the freeway offramp at a stop light. Both rear ended and hit on the side. She was having a lot of back pain, so yesterday I took her to the urgent care. Hopefully being young she will bounce back quickly. I'm sure the car is totalled.

JLem311
02-23-2011, 03:47 PM
new avatar and profile pic. who else is gonna join me in posting a current picture?

JLem311
02-24-2011, 03:37 PM
ok..so did i scare everyone away with the proposition of updating your avatars to a recent picture of yourselves? ;)

anyways, thought i'd say hi and report my UN-EFFING-BELIEVABLE (excuse my language!) scale number today.......149.6!
needless to say, i was shocked..and still am! i have no idea the last time i was at this weight or size. i'm very happy and proud of myself!

i hope everyone else is treating their bodies well and working toward their goals!

Hoochie
02-25-2011, 12:20 PM
Way to go Jillian. I would love to see that number myself but right now I am concentrating on my exercise. I did 4 workouts this week. I did two one hour sessions and two half hour sessions. It sure feels good once I am done. The hardest part is walking downstairs to the dreaded basement where my workout begins! I really do have all the equipment I need to get into shape. Its been awesome having my hubby working out with me.
I think 2011 is going to be a great year for me to finally get into a fitness routine.
Anyways, have a great weekend everyone!

Joan

BarbaraB
02-25-2011, 02:25 PM
Congrats Jillian, That is great!

I finally got on the scale this morning and those 3 pounds that I spent 3 months losing were back. Dang! It is probably just stress and menopause getting to me, but still... a stressed out woman with raging hormones does not want to see that number on the scale. So I'm back to measuring everything that goes into my mouth and seeing if that helps...

Angie
02-26-2011, 12:15 PM
Hey guys -- I'm really excited because I just did my first C25K workout, and I am fine. I didn't hurt when I did it, I wasn't incredibly out of breath, I didn't die. I don't know what I was so afraid of...I feel terrific now that I've done it. Can't wait to do the next one!

I see everyone has been bitten by the exercise bug, good for us all.

JM -- I'm glad to hear it's going so well. I don't do LAWL anymore either, but I love checking in here to see how everyone is doing. Do you have any pics to share with us yet?

juliemarie
02-28-2011, 02:20 AM
Angie-I haven't taken any pics yet. Maybe I will at the 2 month mark . . then I have to find a good photo to compare. I think I got a couple from my reunion this past August . . .

JLem311
02-28-2011, 12:09 PM
hello all! just thought i'd pop by and say hi. i'm still going strong with the calorie tracking on fitday and running.

also, i'm late on signing up since i'm not sure when my DH will be coming home, but it's a few months away from my NAMI Walk. it'll be my 6th year in a row of doing it!
here's the link to my page if you'd like to check it out!

http://www.nami.org/namiwalks11/SDK/jlem11

i hope everyone had a good week!

Hoochie
02-28-2011, 01:43 PM
Well the exercise train is in full gear. I did two hours this weekend. My husband told me to try the weightloss progam on the treadmill. I thought I was going to die!!! The incline would go from 0-8 so quickly. It really felt like I was climbing a mountain. I am feeling really good about myself. I am on a six week challenge for myself. I am working out a minimum of 4 times a week which feels amazing! I have been including weights. sit ups, lunges, squats and stairs as part of my workout.
I need some suggestions for my abs. I have a hard time doing the plank. Any suggestions?
gotta run, its a busy day in the office. I just wanted to pop in and say hi!

Joan

juliemarie
02-28-2011, 01:58 PM
Wow Joan-you're really doing great on the exercise front! I was going to hit the gym today but I pulled a muscle in my back last night. Hurts to breathe deeply. Got a million things to do today so I had to pull out the leftover vicodin. Lovely.

Hoochie
02-28-2011, 06:56 PM
Thanks Juliemarie. I am trying to workout as much as possible and it helps having my hubby do it with me!!!!
My goal is to make exercise a part of my life!
Have a great day!

Joan

JLem311
02-28-2011, 08:25 PM
Thanks Juliemarie. I am trying to workout as much as possible and it helps having my hubby do it with me!!!!
My goal is to make exercise a part of my life!
Have a great day!

Joan

it makes me smile to hear you say that about exercise, Joan! whoo!!!