100 lb. Club - March-ing to a new beat - Daily Weigh in Thread part 2




eclipse
03-14-2011, 01:55 AM
2/28:165


1:164.8
2:165.4
3:166.2
4:165
5:164.8
6:165.2
7:165.4
8:165
9:164.8
10:165.4
11:164
12:164.2
13:163.2 (af)
14:164.6
15:163.8
16:164.2
17:164.4
18:163.8
19:162.4
20:163
21:162.6
22:162.6
23:162.6
24:162.2
25:163.0
26:162.6
27:160.4
28:161.4
29:161.8
30:161.2
31:160.6


starbrite
03-14-2011, 03:22 AM
Just a flying visit - party was great but ended up in bed at 7am :dizzy: had three hours sleep then cleaned the party mess up. Tried for an early night last night but couldn't sleep. Had sweats in the night and terrible swollen fingers. Consequently am up 2.8, but I think it is just water and lack of sleep. I was really good, not one bite of the delicious tempting foods passed my lips!

Diana3271
03-14-2011, 08:05 AM
May 01, 2010 Weigh in: 229.0
May 31, 2010 Weigh in: 222.8
Total loss for the month of May, 2010: 6.2 pounds

June 01, 2010 Weigh In: 222.6
June 30, 2010 Weigh In: 214.8
Total Loss for June, 2010: 7.8 pounds

July 01, 2010 Weigh In: 214.8 Started Turbo Fire on July 1
July 31, 2010 Weigh In: 208.0
Total Loss For July, 2010: 6.8 Pounds

August 01, 2010 Weigh In: 208.0
August 31, 2010 Weigh In: 199.6
Total Loss For August, 2010: 8.4 pounds

September 01, 2010 Weigh In: 201.2
September 31, 2010 Weigh In: 193.2
Total Loss For September, 2010: 8.0 pounds

October 01, 2010 Weigh In: 192.4
October 31, 2010 Weigh In: 188.2
Total Loss For October, 2010: 4.2 pounds

November 01, 2010 Weigh In: 188.2
November 30, 2010 Weigh In: 177.4
Total Loss For November, 2010: 10.8 pounds

December 01, 2010: Weigh In: 178.6
December 31, 2010: Weigh In: 170.0
Total Loss for December, 2010: 8.6 pounds

January 01, 2011: Weigh In: 169.6
January 31, 2011: Weigh In: 161.2
Total Loss For January, 2011: 8.4 pounds

February 01, 2011: Weigh In: 160.8
Febraury 28, 2011: Weigh In: 155.4
Total Loss For February, 2011: 5.4 pounds

March 01, 2011: Weigh In: 156.0
March 31, 2011: Weigh In: 152.4
Total Loss For March, 2011: 3.6 pounds

NORMAL BMI = 155 POUNDS

All Calories For The Day Are + Approx 200 For Morning Coffee, Cream, & Sugar

28: Weigh In: 155.4 Calories for the day: 1440 (TTOM)

01: Weigh In: 156.0 Calories for the day: 1490 (TTOM)
02: Weigh In: 156.6 Calories for the day: 1470 (TTOM)
03: Weigh In: 156.4 Calories for the day: 1470 (TTOM)
04: Weigh In: 156.4 Calories for the day: 1440 (TTOM)
05: Weigh In: 156.0 Calories for the day: 1425 (TTOM)
06: Weigh In: 155.4 Calories for the day: 1765 (TTOM)
07: Weigh In: 155.0 Calories for the day: 1490 (TTOM)
08: Weigh In: 155.6 Calories for the day: 1470 (TTOM)
09: Weigh In: 155.6 Calories for the day: 1440 (TTOM)
10: Weigh In: 155.6 Calories for the day: 1520 (TTOM)
11: Weigh In: 155.6 Calories for the day: 1440
12: Weigh In: 154.8 Calories for the day: 1675
13: Weigh In: 154.4 Calories for the day: 1490
14: Weigh In: 154.6 Calories for the day: 1420
15: Weigh In: 154.2 Calories for the day: 1440
16: Weigh In: 154.0 Calories for the day: 1440
17: Weigh In: 153.4 Calories for the day: 1290
18: Weigh In: 154.0 Calories for the day: 1440
19: Weigh In: 153.6 Calories for the day: 1565
20: Weigh In: 153.4 Calories for the day: 1395
21: Weigh In: 152.8 Calories for the day: 1490
22: Weigh In: 153.4 Calories for the day: 1340
23: Weigh In: 153.4 Calories for the day: 1540 (High sodium meal, Japanese)
24: Weigh In: 153.0 Calories for the day: 1440
25: Weigh In: 152.4 Calories for the day: 1440
26: Weigh In: 151.2 Calories for the day: 1565
27: Weigh In: 151.6 Calories for the day: 1395
28: Weigh In: 151.0 Calories for the day: 1440
29: Weigh In: 150.8 Calories for the day: 1440
30: Weigh In: 151.4 Calories for the day: 1420 (TTOM)
31: Weigh In: 152.4 Calories for the day: 1490 (TTOM)


Diana3271
03-14-2011, 08:09 AM
Good Morning! :wave:

Today will probably be busy for me and I won't have time for personals. I hope you have a great week! Thanks for the well wishes on my allergy tests today. I will update when I can.

I ate dinner pretty late last night.

Calories for yesterday: 1490 + :coffee2:

Weigh In 154.6

Up: .2

willowgirl
03-14-2011, 09:37 AM
02-28: 215
03-01: 214
03-02: 213.6
03-03: 214.2
03-04: 213.4
03-05: ugh
03-06: ugh
03-07: ugh TOM
03-08: ugh TOM
03-09: 212.8 TOM
03-10: ugh -TOM
03-11: 212.6 - TOM
03-12: 212
03-13: 213
03-14: 211.4

Hubby and I are switching from WW to calorie counting. Not that WW hasnt worked, it has, but I can feel us starting to lax in the points figuring dept. (aka getting lazy) So, to keep things fresh we are going to CC. :)

DixC Chix
03-14-2011, 09:43 AM
My average is 1.3#/week so I'll be happy with 5 pounds this month. And I have to keep reminding myself that I will be happy with 5 pounds and not despair of my progress. I have to keep reminding myself that I lose weight at my pace and not compare myself to others. WW food points = 29 Activity points will vary.

Still struggling.

2/28: 220 AP = 13 WW = 25
1: 221.5 AP = 15 WW = 29
2: 222 AP = 9 WW = 27 (sinus)
3: 220 AP = 0 WW = 29 (flu)
4: 219 AP = 0 WW = 27 (flu)
5: 217.5 AP = 0 WW = 29 (flu)
6: 218 AP = 0 WW = 27 (flu)
7: 217 AP = 0 WW = 47 (recovery)
8: 219 AP = 0 WW = 39 (recovery)
9: 220 AP = 9 WW = 29
10: 221 AP = 0 WW = 29
11: 218 AP = 9 WW = 72 (napalese restaurant)
12: 220.5 AP = 3 WW = 70 (buffet restaurant)
13: 220 AP = 3 WW = 30
14: 220 AP = 13 WW = 26
15: 221 AP = 9 WW = 28
16: 219 AP = 9 WW = 28
17: 219.5 AP = 9 WW = 29
18: 218.5 AP = 9 WW = 29 no car, no gym
19: 216.5 AP = 3 WW = 27 "
20: 217 AP = 3 WW = 29 "
21: 217.5 AP = 3 WW = 29 "
22: 217 AP = 3 WW = 45 "
23: 219 AP = 3 WW = 30 "
24: 219 picking up car today - OOT
25: OOT
26: OOT
27: 218 AP = 3 WW = 27
28: 217 AP = 19 WW = 20
29: 217 AP = 6 WW = 29
30: 217 AP = 6 WW = 29
31: 217 AP = 9 WW = 29

sept15lija
03-14-2011, 09:53 AM
2/28:144.6

1: 145.0
2: 144.0
3: 143.6
4: 144.4
5: 144.6 wrong way, lol
6: 144.4
7: 144.2
8: 143.4
9: 142.8
10: 145.0 wth is this?? lol
11: 142.6
12: 143.0
13: 144.8
14: 143.8
15: 142.4
16: 142.4
17: 142.0
18: 142.6
19: 142.6
20: 139.6...ok a little crazy drop, but I had one beer last night so thinking it's dehydration probably...
21: 140.2 maybe it's sticking! :)
22: 140.6
23: 140.8
24: 139.0
25: 141.4 boing! this could also be high sodium from eating out a lot...too many work functions.
26: 141.4
27: 139.0
28: 140.2
29: 138.2
30: 138.8
31:

Coondocks
03-14-2011, 10:05 AM
Feb 28 - 171

01 - 171.8
02 - 168.2 . . . . uhhh what????
03 - 169.2
04 - 169.0
05 - 169.0

07 - 168.8
08 - 167.2
10 - 166.8
09 - 166.8
10 - 166.4 (TOM)
11 - 169.4 (TOM)
12 - 168.4 (TOM)

14 - 169.8 (TOM) seriously come on now

16 - 172.4 ok seriously WTF is up with that??????
17 - 170.4 getting better but still irritated C25K W2 R1
18 - 170.2
19 - 168.0 yeah baby
20 - 167.8
21 - 167.4
22 - 165.6
23 - 165.0
24 - 164.8
25 - 164.0

TOTAL = -7.0

MadameZombie
03-14-2011, 10:19 AM
Come on 160's!
Feb: 172.4
01.172.4
02.172.1
03.170.4
04.170.4
05.170.4
06.171.9
07.174.0
08.171.0
09.171.9
10.172.7
11.171.2
12.170.2
13.172.0
14.172.0
15.171.8
16.171.0
17.OOT
18.OOT
19.174.8
20.172.9
21.172.1
22.171.8
23.170.6
24.171.6
25.170.6
26.170.5
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.

MadameZombie
03-14-2011, 10:21 AM
Not much to report... sort of bouncing around between 172 and 170. Haven't seen 169 in years so I'll be happy when I finally break this number.

Coondocks
03-14-2011, 10:24 AM
TOM is being a pain, back up to 169.8 . . . . I declare war on you TOM.

Had an interesting, and i say that with the most sarcasm I can muster, weekend.
Long, ridiculous, unneeded details aside, the best thing I can say about loosing my gym membership is I'm getting a treadmill as a gift, joining a mommy and me class with jack and still keeping on with the weight loss.

I'll pop back into the other thread and be back for personals

Kukkie84
03-14-2011, 10:36 AM
Having a hard time lately... Feel like giving up. At 199.9 this morning.

FitGirlyGirl
03-14-2011, 10:47 AM
I'm the same today - 184.6. That's better than up, so I'll take it.

Carter - I was actually purposefully letting mine get long. I just decided recently that I couldn't think of why! LOL I've done the let things go thing though, my house was/is a wreck, I even let things go with my poor furbabies and didn't groom them as well as I should've and things like that. They are gorgeously groomed now though :)

Bulletproof - Definitely cheese and nuts - walnuts and almonds are my favs. I also use protein powder as a source of easy calories when I'm just not hungry enough to get my calories in. The good thing about that is I can always mix as much or as little powder as I want into my milk without changing the volume of stuff I have to put in my tummy by much.

Angie - When you are able to get new shoes see if you have a new balance store in your area. They will fit you and they are awesome.

Twinmomma - Congrats on wooshing and good luck tomorrow.

Paradise - some people have issues with the diet sodas even if they drink water too and some don't. You'll have to experiment with yourself.

Coodocks - I'm sorry your weekend was so 'interesting'. A treadmill is a good thing though and mommy and me will be fun I'm sure.

Happy Monday all!

OnaMi
03-14-2011, 10:48 AM
Just :sumo: everyday!

3/1-204.8
3/2-203.2
3/3-202.4
3/4-201.8
3/5-201.6
3/6-201.2
3/7-201.0
3/8-201.6
3/9-200.2!!yay!
3/10-200.0
3/11-200.8
3/12-198.8
3/13-199.2
3/14-199.2
3/15-199.8
3/16-199.8
3/17-199.0
3/18-198.2
3/19-198.6
3/20-nw
3/21-198.6
3/22-198.4
3/23-197.8
3/24-197.0
3/25-197.0
3/26-198.0
3/27-197.8
3/28-196.0
3/29-196.6
3/30-195.8

Vixsin
03-14-2011, 11:08 AM
Congrats Ona!!!! I didn't get a chance to hang out this weekend. Great job making it into ONEderland!! Save me a seat!!! :high:

Kukkie: DONT YOU DARE GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hug: :hug: :hug: I'm so sorry you're struggling right now. Lean on us. We'll help you through it. Your elliptical is coming. Don't you worry, there's fight left in you. You can do this!!!

Coon: Mommy and me class sounds delightful!!! Great attitude today! :high:

As for me, I had a good weekend. Bouncy with the scale. Here's the breakdown:

12 205.0 + 1.0 10 pushups, 30m walk w dog
13 205.4 + .4 None
14 205.2 - .2

I'm ok with it. Friday we had pizza. I bought an organic, whole grain cheese pizza at the store and DS added sausage(turkey) and extra cheese to his half. I added broccoli and peppers and a sprinkling of extra cheese to my half. Seriously...:drool: It came out so good. I was amazed at us. I'll post pics tonight. So the following morning I was up a pound so I know it's from the pizza. Saturday night I had some stuffed scallops over broccoli for supper and they use full on salty breading stuffing, so I wasn't surprised at the .4 jump there. I've been on plan and drinking my water. It'll come back down.

I'm taking a break from running this week so that I can use my hour after work to clean my house. I've got a schedule of a different room for everyday this week and the things I'd like to get accomplished in my hour. I feel like my house has gotten out of control and I've decided to take this week to take my control back over it. LOL

Also, for my exercise this week, I have some at home exercises that I want to try and I have the really strong feeling that I need some Yoga. My body feels really tight. I feel like I really need to stretch out and get some more flexibility. So I'm hopping off the treadmill this week and onto my Yoga mat.

I've got all of my supper meals planned out for the week so that's a huge help. I'm going to stick to 1600 like GLUE for my calories this week. I feel that's a nice number for me with some easy exercise.

I'll check back at lunch time.

CoCoMonkey
03-14-2011, 11:14 AM
:wave: EVERYONE!!! Have a wonderful day!!

ONA - Congrats on onderland!!!! :carrot:

2/28: 235.6


1 234.2 ➘ 1.4
2 233.6 ➘ .60
3 234.4 ➚ .80
4 233.1 ➘ 1.3
5 233.5 ➚ .40
6 233.0 ➘ .50
7 231.2 ➘ 1.8
8 231.4 ➚ .20
9 232.2 ➚ .80
10 232.6 ➚ .40
11 232.9 ➚ .30
12 232.3 ➘ .60
13 229.4 ➘ 2.9
14 232.2 ➚ 2.8 (DAY 26 OF TTOM) :sp:

OnaMi
03-14-2011, 11:26 AM
Starbrite,glad the party was a success! after you get some rest,that will come off for sure :) rest-well :hug:

:wave:Diana

Oh no Kukkie,cast that mentality out the door :devil: dig deep and fight for what you want.You fought to stop smoking..you fought, plan for a house and you got those things.You can fight,plan and stay focused to get your eating habits in check,to lose the weight you want to lose.Everyday is not gonna be a good day but just keep pressing on.keep a positive attitude and believe/know that you are in control of what goes in your mouth :hug:

FitGirl.holding steady is great!:)

Vixsin.wow that pizza sounded good.Y'all making me crave pizza :o good plan for the week.I'm off to wash some throw rugs and blankets..can't put it off any longer :dizzy: a clean house feels so good,doesn't it :) thank you :hug: you'll be in onederland very,very,
soon :carrot:

Thinking of Matilda,hope all is well :hug:

Have a great day everyone :hug:

reptogirl
03-14-2011, 11:28 AM
1-323.2
2-322 -1.2
3-321-1 total 2.2
4-320.8 -.2 total 2.4
5.321.2 +.4 total 2
6. 321.6 +.4 total 1.6 come back weight loss
7. 321.4 -.2 total 1.8 i will take any loss i can get thank you scale
8.320.6 -.8 total 2.6 thank you for being nice scale i loves you
9. 319.2 -1.4 total 4 scale you are truly kind today-much love
10. 319.4 +.2 total 3.8
11. 321.2 +1.8 total 2 hmmmmm---almost tom...its gonna get ugly!
12. 322 +.8 total 1.2 tom how i hate you
13. 321.8 -.2 total 1.4 tom ended me up in the er
14. 320.8 -1 total 2.4

Bulletproof Heart
03-14-2011, 11:33 AM
@starbrite
Good job on not eating the bad food! Sounds like a fun party not so fun having to clean up :lol: hope you have a better time sleeping!!

@Diana3271
Good Luck at the doctors!!

@FitGirlyGirl
Hmm I never tried protein powder never though of it since I eat a lot of fish and chicken :lol: I might try to get some nuts when I go to the store next time!

@Kukkie84
Dont give up!!!!! You have every one here to support you!! Like Vixsin said you still have fight left! So fight fight fight!!!

@Vixsin
Ohh that pizza sounds good! I been wanting pizza since my mom brought some home till I looked at how much fat was just in 1/3 of a piece :lol:

I dont know whats with my scale but im happy I went down!! I find it weird I had no loss then a small gain on both the days I did 30day shred dvd but yesterday I didnt and had a loss....very weird! Edit: Got TOM so maybe that could be the reason or I just needed a break from the work out oh well!

1: 284.4
2: 283.2
3: 282.4
4: 281.8
5: 280.6
6: 280.4
7: 279.6
8: 279.4
9: 278.4
10.277.6
11.277.4
12.277.4
13.278.2
14.276.4 (TOM)

OnaMi
03-14-2011, 11:42 AM
We were posting at the same time kel,aww..bless your heart :hug: stay strong,keep your head up :hug:I know it seems like it's never going to stop but just think,your body is adjusting to all the changes with you losing weight,riding itself of all impurities and this too shall pass :hug: thank you :hug:

pamatga
03-14-2011, 11:45 AM
2/28:272.6 lbs.


1 272.2 lbs.
2 274 lbs (ate at fav Chinese restaurant for mid day!)
3 272.6 lbs (still eating out-binged on 800 cal of raw almonds last night!)
4 276.8 lbs (sodium over 5000 mg last nght! It stops as of today--No More!)
5 274.8 lbs (at least got sodium under 3000 but deal breaker was McDonalds)
6 274.8 lbs (didn't do well w water but kept sodium around 3500 mg)
7 273.8 lbs. (up 1.2 lbs from last Mon but coming down-pushin H2O helped)
8 272.6 lbs (over 100 oz to flush out that sodium..now,down, down , down)
9 272.8 lbs
10 272.4 lbs.
11 270.8 lbs.
12 272.4 lbs(late night McDonalds-lots of sodium! over 4300 mg)
13 276.4 lbs (corned beef n cabbage, Irish beer-lots of sodium)
14 274.2 lbs (restartin exercisin after 2 wk lapse-push H2O-fingers crossed)
15 273.0 lbs (30 min on treadmill! pushin H2O)
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ShylahEQ
03-14-2011, 11:50 AM
Ona - I missed you were in Onederland! Woot!! Grats girl. So well deserved.

Diana - Good luck on the testing. Best and worst experience of my life. If that makes any sense :)

Kukkie - Maybe you need to take a break from daily weighing. Make good choices, get your exercise in, be honest with yourself. Weigh in again in a month. It seems to be playing bad mojo on your brain atm. Especially if you feel like giving in. I know how you feel though. I've been gaining and losing the same 10 lbs for a year now. One day we'll both get it right. *hugs*

Bullet - whenever you workout you use muscles. muscles need water to repair any damage. this is why a rest day is good for people. gives time to let the body repair and flush. it's not uncommon, look for over all trends that go down, the exercise is good for you!

fitkristi
03-14-2011, 12:20 PM
February 28 - 196.4

1. 196.1 -.3
2: 194.6 -1.5
3: 195.3 +.7
4: 194.7 -.6
5: 193.3 -1.4
6: 194.4 +1.1
7: 195.0 +.6
8: 195.0 - 0
9: 195.7 +.7
10: 196.9 +1.2
11: 197.6 +.7
12: 194.5 -3.1
13: 197.0 +2.5
14: 196.0 -1 TOM (FINALLY!)
15: 195.0 -1 TOM
16: 194.5 -.5 TOM
17: 193.0 -1.5 TOM
18: 191.7 -1.3
19: OOT
20: OOT
21: 189.4 -2.3
22: 189.2 -.2
23: 188.2 -1
24: 190.0 +1.8
25: no weigh in
26: 189.0 -1
27: 190.5 +1.5
28: 189.5 -1
29: 187.8 -1.7
30: 188.3 +.5
31: 189.3 +1

Diana3271
03-14-2011, 12:44 PM
Diana - Good luck on the testing. Best and worst experience of my life. If that makes any sense :)

Shylah If you are ok with sharing, I would like to hear more.

ShylahEQ
03-14-2011, 01:31 PM
Respiratory testing was easy. Bunch of little pricks, a lot of itching, np. Food allergy testing was just as easy. Little pricks and some itching, but the behavioral aspect I wasn't expecting. They required someone that knows me very well be present, to help pick up on little changes that the allergist or I may not even notice. My hubs (boyfriend at the time) was there with me. I will share what I tested positive for and my reactions.

Corn - increased mucous production and runnage down the back of my throat.

Eggs - swelling and water retention. I didn't notice this one, but I just started moving my rings around because they were uncomfortable. Hubby picked this up.

Soy - headache.

Milk - sinus pain, mucous production.

Potato - brain fogginess, fatigue.

Yeast - I fell asleep. Sitting up, in my chair. Within 10 seconds of injection I was snoring.

Wheat - (to this day, my allergist says she's never seen someone react so strongly as I did.) It was an almost instantaneous reaction. I felt despair. I started to wail. Not just cry, but all out wail. I couldn't stop myself. I tried to curl into a ball. I begged and pleaded for her to make it stop. There was sadness. There was darkness. There was no hope. I cried as though I had just watched everyone around me die. I felt like that happened too.

She finally made it go away. I was shaken and my hubs was shaken. I can remember him asking her to stop what she was doing to me. To make me stop crying.

There is nothing they can do for food allergies. All you can do is stop eating it. There are drops that can help for those physical reactions besides anaphylaxsis. But since that day, I have went from having a migraine every week, to a handful in the past 6 years. I've also been off of my anti-depressants since then as well. I eat wheat again, but it's not very much and not very often. My moods begin to darken eventually and then I know I have to back off for a bit again. Usually when I'm really moody / down that's the first thing my hubs asks. "how much wheat have you eaten recently?" haha That is why it was the best and worst day for me. I still go every 2 weeks for my allergy shots for my environmental allergies. They rock!

ParadiseFalls
03-14-2011, 01:35 PM
1: 265.4
2: 266
3: no weigh-in; too early
4: 263.4 (+.8)
5: 262.6
6: 261.4
7: 259.6
8. 260.4
9. 259
10. 259.4
11. 258 (-5.4)
12. 257.6
13. 259.4
14. 259.4 -__- I am not amused.

willowgirl Congrats on the drop! And good luck with CC. I have more success doing that than Weight Watchers because I think with WW, for some reason, I tend to eat my points in crap. :shrug:

To all the other ladies who are about to go on murderous rampages because of bouncing or being stalled, hang in there! Or get your pitchforks and we'll go after the gods of weight loss.

Kukkie84, don't give up! :hug:

Vixsin, ahh! Again with the pizza talk! :lol:

ShylahEQ, wow! Your reactions are so interesting. Now I want to get tested!

Gale02
03-14-2011, 01:41 PM
1: 239.8
2: 241.4
3: 241.6
4: 240.4
5: 240.0
6: 242.0
7: 239.4
8: 238.6
9: 239.8
10: 238.0
11: 237.2
12: 238.6
13: 238.2
14: 236.8

New low, woohoo!
I'm going to try to give up sugar again (except in my coffee, about 2Tbs daily). I'm going to start with today. Only for today I will not be eating sugar. :)

ShylahEQ
03-14-2011, 01:43 PM
As for my weighing...

257.2 every day, since Wednesday. what, the, heck.

twinmommaplusone
03-14-2011, 02:29 PM
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February 28- 170.5

01: 170.5.....(0)..........15 Mile Run...............................2000 calories in
02: 168.5.....(-2.0)......70 Min Squat/Lunge Class........1500 calories in
03: 173.0.....(+4.5).....4 Mile Run/Abs..........................1425 calories in
04: 173.5.....(+.5).......Rest Day...................................2100 calories in
05: 173.5.....(0)..........4 Mile Run/15 min Spin..............2400 calories in
06: 172.5.....(-1.0)......Rest Day...................................1650 calories in
07: 172.0.....(-.5)........7 Mile Run.................................1200 calories in
08: 170.5.....(-1.5)......4 Mile Run.................................2100 calories in
09: 168.0.....(-1.5)......8 Mile Run................................1600 calories in
10: 169.0.....(0)..........2 Mile Run, 1hr spin...................1950 calories in
11: 167.5.....(-1.5)......4 Mile Run, Pilates ....................1725 calories in
12: 167.0.....(-.5)........4 Mile Run................................1500 calories in
13: 167.0.....(0)...........Rest Day..................................2400 calories in
14: 169.5.....(+2.5).......2.25 Mile Run/ 50 Min Spin.........1700 calories in
15: 168.5.....(-1.0)........17 Mile Run..............................2600 calories in
16: 169.0.....(+.5).........2.25 Mile run/walk/abs..............1700 calories in TOM
17: 170.5.....(+1.5).......4 Mile Run................................1600 calories in TOM
18: 170.0.....(-.5).........5 Mile Run...............................2100 calories in .TOM
19: 169.0.....(-1.0)........Rest Day................................1700 calories in TOM
20: 170.0.....(+1.0).......Stomach Bug ..........................2500 calories in
21: 170.5.....(+.5).........5 Mile Run...............................1600 calories in -Only 5 hrs of sleep last night.
22: 168.5.....(-2.0)........6 Mile Run...............................1600 calories in
23: 169.5.....(+1.).........4 Mile Run/Abs........................1200 calories in - only 5 hrs of sleep last night
24: 166.0.....(-3.5)........4 Mile Run/20MinStairs/abs.......1400 calories in
25: 166.0.....(0)............Spin/Pilates............................1800 calories in
26: 165.0.....(-1)...........8 Mile Run..............................2100 calories in
27: 166.0.....(+1)...........Rest Day...............................2250 calories in
28: 167.0.....(+1)...........6 Mile Run.............................2600 calories in - only 5 hours of sleep
29: 167.5.....(+.5)..........5 Mile Run.............................1650 calories in
30: 168.5.....(+1.0)........Rest Day...............................1950 calorie in
31: 168.5.....(0)............18 Mile run.....................................calorie in

Arctic Mama
03-14-2011, 02:32 PM
2/28: 202.0

1: 201.6
2: 200.6
3: 198.8 Onederland for the first time!
4: 200.4
5: 200.4
6: 200.4
7: 202.0
8: 199.6
9: 199.6
10: 201.4
11: 199.8
12: 198.4
13: ------
14: 199.0
15: 199.8
16: ------
17: 201.8
18: 204.1
19: -----
20: -----
21: 201.2
22: 202.2
23: 201.2
24: 202.0
25: 199.8
26: -----
27: 202.6
28: 201.4
29: 201.6
30: 204.0 - ate late at night for bible study!
31:

Matilda08
03-14-2011, 02:51 PM
Hello ladies!!! Its been a while since I checked it but I am still pressing on. I had spring break and its tax season at work so busy busy busy. I havent worked out regularly in like two weeks because I took a week off on purpose but last week ended up having so many errands to run that I caught up on that and rest so this week I am back to my usual routine! I know I gained weight but I am not worried because I took my break. I plan on getting back down to my low of 217 before month end. Have a great day and I hope all is well!


I miss you guys so much:)

Ona -congrats on making onederland I totally missed that!!!

love2b150
03-14-2011, 03:42 PM
MY OLD STATS ...

Here is what I did in June: Beginning weight: 195.4; Ending weight: 183.2, Total loss for JUNE: -12.2lbs
Here is what I did in July: Beginning weight: 183.0, Ending weight 178.0, Total loss for JULY -5lbs
Here is what I did in August: Beginning weight 178.4. Ending weight 171.6, Total loss for AUGUST -6.8lbs
Here is what I did in September: Beginning weight 170.4 Ending weight 167.0, Total loss for SEPTEMBER -3.4lbs


11 ~ 173.0
12 ~ 175.0 (+2.0) spotting TTOM is coming :(
13 ~ 178.0 (+3.0) got up 2 hrs earlier TTOM
14 ~ 179.8 (+1.8) a.m. after work//178.0 afternoon after Curves/Zumba 1hr TTOM
15 ~ 177.0 (-2.8) or (-1.0) I'll take either TTOM
16 ~ 177.4 (+0.4) TTOM
17 ~ 177.4 (0.0) TTOM ending
18 ~ 175.6 (-1.8)
19 ~ 174.6 (-1.0)
20 ~ 175.4 (+0.8)
21 ~ 177.2 (+1.8)
22 ~ 177.6 (+0.4)
23 ~ 177.2 (-0.4)
24 ~ 177.8 (+0.6)
25 ~ 179.2 (+1.4) No comments at all I know I've have NOT been eating properly
26 ~ 175.4 (-3.8) all my lasagna, potato salad and junk finally left me, yay
27 ~ 175.0 (-0.4)
28 ~ 175.6 (+0.6) I snacked all yesterday afternoon, couldn't seem to stay away from food.
29 ~ 176.6 (+1.0)
30 ~ 178.6 (+2.0)
31 ~ 178.6 (0.0)

I gained 5.6lbs in the month of March

eclipse
03-14-2011, 03:54 PM
I'm UP 1.4 lbs today! yikes! buuutttt. . .AF started yesterday, plus I had to get up stupid early for a doctor's appointment this morning, plus I ate out yesterday(stayed well within calorie range, but we all know how the sodium thing goes!). So, hopefully some (or all!) of that will drop off by tomorrow morning. So, 163.2 yesterday, 164.6 this morning.

lostangel05
03-14-2011, 04:13 PM
196.4 this morning. Hoping for good number this week. Last week was rough. So, excited about this week's warm temperatures. Going to have a yard sale this weekend to clear out all the baby stuff. My boys are growing up. :( Kinda sad but just reminding myself that the baby part might be over but I get to watch them go through the rest of life's adventures now.

opheliaphoenix
03-14-2011, 04:18 PM
Copying my date list from other thread to mark my spot....will be back in a bit for actual weigh-in and personals!

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"Total loss for February was right at 12 lbs even...hoping I get similar or better results in March. :crossed:
(Weight @ end of February Challenge: 249.4)

MARCH

1. 248.0
2. 247.8
3. 246.8
4. 247.6
5. 246.0
6. 246.2
7. 244.0 (New Scale/Transitory Reading; only lost 0.4 in total) (-1.4 difference)
8. 245.4
9. 245.0
10. 244.8
11. 243.0
12. 243.2
13. 243.4
14. 242.4
15. 241.0
16. 240.4
17. (no WI)
18. 240.2
19. 239.6
20. 240.4
21. 239.4
22. 239.2
23. 239.0
24. 237.4
25. (no WI)
26. 238.4...ouch!
27. 238.0
28. 236.2
29. 235.4
30. (no WI)
31. 235.6

...here's a bit o' Irish luck for us all this month! :luck2you: "

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CutieCourt
03-14-2011, 04:57 PM
Ona: OMG OMG!!!!!! Congrats!!!! I'm so happy for you. I was sitting at my desk at work and I read 199 and said aww! Out loud and everyone was like what? Lol. Yay!!!!

Willow: I did the same thing (WW to CC). The reason I switched was because it was cheaper for me and I didn't understand why I should count to convert, counting calories was a logical thing to do! I love it:)

Kukkie: I'm right there with you girl! Losing weight can be/get so frustrating. Sometimes I wonder why I even care but I have still been trying to take it one meal/one day at a time. It helped me to reevaluate WHY I wanted to lose weight and think about how much better I will feel once I'm at goal...even though at this rate it take until eternity to get there. Don't give up and try to focus on why you want to lose. hope everything gets better...we are here for you!!

Vix: you're so close to the one hundreds! Please take me with you!!!


I didn't weigh in this morning but feel bloated! Today our biggest loser challenge starts at work. Someone recommend keeping a blog for the 8 weeks so I'm going to try it.

My NSV for this weekend!! I COMPLETED MY FIRST 5k race!! I felt like a champ afterwards!!! OMG so wonderful and inspiring!!

Gale02
03-14-2011, 05:04 PM
Way to go on the 5k Cutie!!

love2b150
03-14-2011, 05:28 PM
Angie look at my stats now they are steadily going up. I know a lot of it has to do with TTOM but it stick sucks. :) Great job on the C25K. :high:

FitGirly, I'm a day late but chat away. :)

Carter I hate those puffy days and it's amazing how you (I) notice it now where as before I'm not sure if I did or not :)

Bullet you'll do it by May ... sending :goodvibe: good job on the 1.6 down :)

Hi Pamatga 2.2 down ... way to go :)

Paradise I am in the same boat ... numbers are going up and now that you say it I haven't been getting my water in ... Thanks! :)

Gale congrats on your new low :)

Twin this is a very busy thread, LOL. Best of Luck on your run :) And ditto what Angie said. :)

Hey Aimee and Repto good job on the .2, I'm hoping to drop when TTOM goes away :) Repto hope you're feeling better. :hug:

Star your day sounds like mine daily but I am attempting to change that 3 to 4 hrs of sleep is killing me. My fingers have been swollen the last few days too but I think it's just TTOM

Hi Diana :wave:

Willow good job on the 1.6 down :high: welcome to calorie counting, I did weight watchers years ago. I like calorie counting better I think :)

Hi DixC :wave:

Sept15 good job on the 1.0lb down :)

Coondocks, gotta love TTOM :hug:

Hi Madame :wave:

Aw Kukkie BIG BIG :hug: I've been there but I don't think I gave up, I'll just call it slacking off for me and now I am back ... it took several months but I'm here :hug:

Hi Ona I just love your WORDS ... :hug:

Vixsin that's the way I feel about my house ... time to take control again :) I need to get back to meal planning it sure helps and keeps me from messing up. You all are so inspiring, all the way around :)

CoCo 3.4 down for the month you're doing great :)

Hey Shylah :wave:

Kristi good job on the 1lb down :)

Hi Arctic, Matilda, Eclipse, Lostangel and Ophelia :wave:

Congrats Cutie on your NSV :)

whoo finally caught up busy busy busy here as usual. My numbers are rising but I have officially picked today to eat correctly eventhough I ate pretty poorly after my weigh in this morning. I felt really good at Curves/Zumba this afternoon and refuse to mess it up. :) The scale was also better to me after the workout. My last year walking buddies want to start walking again so I am excited. I NEED to walk it gets things into perspective for me. TTOM is really heavy this month and my left side lower abdomen is hurting this afternoon just out of the blue. I am so tired of different pains, ughhhh!! I have a 32oz cup of water sitting beside me and I am hoping to get through it so that I can start on the second. My water intake has been really bad for awhile now but like I said I have chosen today to officially start logging and counting again. YAY ME!!!

My weight this morning when I came home from work was 179.8 and then 178.0 after Curves so since coming back to the thread on 3/11 I have gained 5 to 6.8lbs. I want to be at least at 170 by the end of the month. :crossed:

OnaMi
03-14-2011, 06:27 PM
wow Cutie,that' so freakin fantastic:bravo: you did that thing ;) congrats! Thank
you :hug:

You're on your way Love,getting ready mentally and physically to do with you know you can do,that's great!:)

:wave:Matilda,good to see you :hug: i so admire you for having the mentality to be able to take a break and pick up where you left-off.My Sister asked me why don't i slow down some but I'm afraid.when i lost weight before,it took me 12 years to get back mentally focus to do this :o I'm working on being more flexible though.Thank you :hug:

:wave:Eclipse

:wave:Twinmom :hug: good luck tomorrow!:)

:wave:Shylah,you're still fighting and will see results soon.:) Thank you :hug:

Gale,congrats on the new low:cp:

Paradise,you held steady,that's great!:carrot:

:wave:Coon

nicole8705
03-14-2011, 06:34 PM
2/28 - 224.0

1. 225.6 (+1.6)
2. 222.7 (-2.9) Finally a whoosh. I was so worried that having pizza last night would cause a gain like it did last month, but instead, YAY!!!
3. 222.6 (-0.1) Didn't expect much after my whoosh, just happy it didn't go up.
4. 222.2 (-0.4)
5. 222.0 (-0.2) I guess slow and steady wins the race. I am happy though to see it going DOWN and not up.
6. 220.6 (-1.4) Sick today but happy with the weightloss. Has soup (sodium central). Probably be up tomorrow but at least I already know why.
7. 220.6 (0.0) Same weight. Still sick.
8. 224.6 (+4.0) Ugh I absolutely HATE being sick.
9. 222.0 (-2.6) YAY! The weight I gained when I was sick is starting to come off.
10. 220.6 (-2.0) Thank god! I was so worried that the 220.6 I had days ago was a fluke. This is now my lowest weigh so far.
11. 220.4 (0.2) Did not actually sleep because I work nights and had a AM appointment that I could not reschedule.
12. 220.4 (0.0) SAME
13. 220.0 (-0.4)
14. 219.6 (-0.4)
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Angie
03-14-2011, 08:53 PM
June-July 2010 - Lost 13 pounds
August 2010 - Lost 12 pounds
September 2010 - Lost 10 pounds
October 2010 - Lost 7 pounds
November 2010 - Lost 6 pounds
December 2010 - Gain 5.6 pounds
January 2011 - Lost 9 pounds
February 2011 - Lost 1.6 pounds
March 2011 - Lost 4.2 pounds & started running!

Feb 28th: 220.6

1: 220.2 (-.4) Calories: 1418 Walk DS to school; C25K W1, D3
2: 219.0 (-1.2) Calories: 1198
3: 219.2 (+.2) Calories: 1640
4: 220.6 (+1.4) Calories: 1264
5: 220.8 (+2) TOM Calories: 1168C25K W2, D1
6: 221.6 (+.8) TOM Calories 1531
7: 222.0 (+.4) TOM Calories 1400
8: 221.0 (-1) TOM Calories: 2041 :tape:
9: 221.8 (+.8)TOM Calories: 1169 C25K W2, D2
10: 220.2 (-1.6) Calories: 900 Oops!!
11: 219.6 (-6) Calories: 1600
12: 220.6 (+1) Calories: 1230 C25K W2, Day 3
13: 219.0 (-1.6) Calories: 1451 C25K W3, Day 1
14: 219.8 (+.8) Calories: 909
15: 218.6 (-1.2) Calories: 1183 C25K W3, D2
16: 219.2 (+.6) Calories: 1301
17: 218.2 (-1) Calories: 1599
18: 217.4 (-.8) Calories: 1009
19: 217.4 (0) Calories: 1336
20: 217.6 (+.2) Calories: 1611
21: 218.4 (+.8) Calories: 1492
22: 217.6 (-.8) Calories: 2082 Funeral food
23: 218.6 (+1) Calories: 1532
24: 217.4 (-1.2) Calories: 1144
25: 216.6 (-.8) Calories: 1569
26: Forgot to weigh in this morning Calories: 1297 C25K W3, D3
27: 216.0 (-.6) Calories: 1441 Small run/walk 1.5 km/15 min
28: 216.0 (0) Calories: 1454
29: 216.0 (0) Calories: 1223 Small run/walk 1.6 km/15 min
30: 214.8 (-1.2) Calories: 1252
31: 216.2 (+1.4) Calories: Hey!

opheliaphoenix
03-14-2011, 09:42 PM
Okay, I am back for a quick catch-up on personals and my update. I didn't get a chance to post here yesterday, but I'd gone up 0.2 for my WI yesterday. However, I am happy to see that I came back down -1.0 to settle in at 242.4 this morning. Whew! I was a little worried, because I got the cooking bug last night and ended up making some crushed roasted potatoes with fresh garlic, olive oil and basil, and a little lemon spinach couscous with a Quorn veggie cutlet on the side. Garnished with raw baby spinach leaves and lemon wedges. Simple, but very yummy and filling! I kept it portioned correctly though, so I'm thinking that helped mitigate the carbiness.

However, I will be going to a buffet-style restaurant tonight, so I hope I'm able to keep myself in check for tomorrow's weigh-in. I figure I will just look at it as having a nice variety of a few small things, instead of a no-holds-barred feeding fiasco like it may or may not have been in the past, lol.

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Starbrite - Sounds like you had a good time, and you did a great job still resisting temptation!

Liz - Nice loss!

Coon - At least you know it's just TOM picking on you, all will be well soon! ;)

Madame - You're almost there! As soon as this fluctuation breaks, you'll probably drop right down into the 160s. :)

Kukkie - Don't give up! Just know that, even when our weights are being fickle with us, we are making ourselves healthier each and every day we make the choice to keep going and make better decisions. Just being here and trying is more than what a lot of people can say for themselves. You're doing a good job.

Bulletproof - Very nice drop back down; good job and good luck with TOM!

Pamatga - It's coming back off very well, just keep at it with all the water. :yes:

Shylah - Incredible, who knew that a body could experience such varying and vivid reactions to the properties in our food? Definitely made me more interested in reading about such studies and tests that have been done. I'm sorry it was such an ordeal for you, though...that must have been so shocking for everyone concerned, especially you.

Gale - Congrats on the new low!

Twinmom - Good luck on your run, and you certainly got our attention...hopefully TOM heard ya, too! Haha.

Matilda - Good to see you pop back in for a bit. :wave:

CutieCourt - Congrats on finishing your 5k, that's awesome! I'm hoping to be able to say the same sometime this summer, but we will see. I'm excited for you! Also, have fun with the BL challenge and keeping your blog...good luck!

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To anyone I skipped, I'm sorry and :wave: to you, too! Have to cut this here for now to go start getting ready. Congrats on all losses, and stay strong to anyone who may be struggling today. :hug:

Angie
03-14-2011, 09:45 PM
I'm up .8 today. Yesterday was on plan, on calories and I exercised, so I'm sure this is just temporary...I'll wait it out. I'd really like to see a number lower than 219 though...sheesh. I'm waaaay under calories today, I missed breakfast and at a super light dinner. I'm not hungry, but I've only eaten about 600 cal so not sure what to do...I'll eat something, but want to choose carefully.

Starbrite -- Sorry about the gain, yes, that much overnight must be the 'hangover' effect....it won't stick around for long.

Diana -- I hope the allergy tests went well...if I keep reading I might find out!

Willow -- Good idea to shake things up a bit, good luck with calorie counting.

Kukkie -- Please stick with it....don't give up. Are you journaling your food anywhere? Would it help to do an analysis of the content of your food if calorie counting isn't working? Doesn't your elliptical get here soon?

Roxy -- I'll check out the NB store. I used to wear Nike a lot, and there is a warehouse sale here, I'll check that out too. I just found out that the price of the flights for my cruise has doubled since I last checked, so I'm pinching pennies where I can :)

Vixsin -- Yoga sounds good. I keep meaning to make time to do some yoga or pilates but never get around to it. I'll have to make a date with myself.

Bulletproof -- Great job on your loss today! I bet the 30DS is paying off, but just not the very next day.

Roxie -- Wow, I didn't realize that you could have such strong reactions. I keep wanting to take my DS to an allergist, but my doctor keeps pushing back not to do it. He's just always stuffed up, and I do see behavioural changes with some foods, so your post makes me even more determined to get a referral.

Paradise -- I have my pitchfork, where do we meet? :lol:

Twinmomma -- Good luck with the long run tomorrow :luck:

Ophelia -- Good job on the pound!

Court -- Congratulations on the 5K!!! That is awesome, great job!

Rennie -- Thanks! Don't worry, weight loss hasn't been your priority for a while, you'll be back on track in no time. Checking in here always helps me stay the course. :hug:



:wave: to Kel, Ona, Reptogirl, pamatga, Roxie, Matilda; Jeri; Nicole

Diana3271
03-14-2011, 10:25 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave: Thanks for all the good wishes for my Dr. visit.

ShylahEQ Thanks for sharing your information with us. Unfortunately, I didn't have a reaction to my tests. :(

Today was my allergy testing. Well, guess what? I still don't know any more now than I did before. It's very frustrating. They did a full seafood test and they tested me on the extra foods that I was suspicious of. Nothing! No reaction what so ever.

Last week I bought a large container of mushrooms. I ate them over the course of 3 days in my morning omelet. Since then I have been dealing with a small allergic reaction. I was told that normally fresh mushrooms are treated with sufites.

On to my suspicions of glucosamine. Glucosamine can be in the form of Glucosamine sulfate. I have changed over to a vegetarian glucosamine (because I thought it was a shellfish allergy), but it has MSM in it. The (S) in MSM is sulfur. I have a call into the allergist about this. I don't know if Sulfur, Sulfites, and Sulfates are in the same family. The Allergist told me that they don't have tests for Sulfites because they react differently than foods. I think I am going to eliminate my vegetarian glucosamine in the mean time. I did a search online and found a vegetarian glucosamine without MSM or sulfate. I might try that.

The Allergist feels that I am not allergic to fish. I had fish tonight for the first time in 6 months or so. It was really good. Hopefully I don't have a crazy reaction in the the morning.

Hopefully I don't gain 3 pounds overnight and wake up with Octomom lips! ;)

Maybe I am a step closer to knowing what it is though. Maybe it's something with Sulfites/Sulfates/Sulfur. If anyone knows anything about this type of allergy, please share it with me. I will appreciate the information.

Vixsin
03-14-2011, 10:29 PM
House cleaning was a success today! The living room looks great! Tomorrow's project is the kitchen! Got a little Yoga in and it was good stuff!! I'm going to try a flexibility Pilates workout tomorrow

FitGirlyGirl
03-14-2011, 11:47 PM
I made a turkey/tvp loaf for dinner. It was awesome! I was experimenting to see if TVP can be used in things like meatloaf and burgers without them falling apart. Apparently it can. I even topped it with cheese and still 1/4 of it was only 257 calories. How awesome is that? I'm just hoping the scale doesn't jump in the morning because the tomato flavoring I put in it had a lot more sodium than I thought it did. Yall cross your fingers for me.


Vixsin - I like your house cleaning strategy. I need to do that too.

Roxie - That does not sound fun, but it does make me curious. I wonder if I have allergies to things. I assumed I didn't because I don't get any of the stereotypical reactions. Hmmmm

Cutie - Congrats on the 5k! :woohoo:

Angie - I totally get the penny pinching right now. My husband is military, so we're not sure whether he's going to be getting paid thanks to congress being a bunch of idiots!

Diana - I'm sorry you didn't get answers. Yay for your fish being yummy and I hope you don't have a reaction so that you can continue enjoying it.

opheliaphoenix
03-15-2011, 12:09 AM
Well, I'm back from our dinner at the buffet. I think I did okay, considering where I was. I still sampled my favorites that I no longer cook for myself at home, but I kept them sample-sized, literally, and I made sure to eat some salad and fresh fruit first to help fill up my stomach a bit before indulging. Plus, I got to get a taste of a couple of my old comfort foods, so it was a nice treat. I planned around the calories, so I'm still under for the day. I'll just keep my fingers crossed that the heinous amounts of sodium I probably consumed don't derail me too much by morning.

Angie - Thank you! And, I agree about yours...I'm positive it's merely temporary. Hope you're able to figure out something balanced to help out with your calories today. If nothing else, I suppose it would be akin to a cyclic calorie day, so I don't think it should harm you either way.

Diana - I certainly hope you're able to figure out the precise origin of your symptoms, but congrats on not being allergic to fish afterall! Since you seem to enjoy it, I'm sure it is nice to have access to it again. Providing you don't wake up with the Octomom syndrome in the morning, of course...haha. That made me laugh! ;)

Vixsin - I need your motivation for my own house! Mind sending a little of your positive cleaning energy this way for tomorrow? :^:

FitGirly - My fingers are officially crossed for you, and I hope you'll keep yours crossed for all my sodium, too! Sounds like a good deal to me, lol. I think we should both drink an extra glass of water tonight before bed. :p

starbrite
03-15-2011, 03:22 AM
Morning lovelies :wave:
Down 1.1 of the "hangover" pounds - thought it would have been more because I drank so much water yesterday I was sloshing :D
Am wondering how to deal with these last 20lbs - they seem very attached to me, and I truly am not sure where to go with this all. I am going to begin work with a personal trainer, twice a week . It's all I can manage in my schedule, but it's a start right? He happens to be a very close friend, so I'm sure it will also be enjoyable too.
Hope evryone has a wonderful day- I have three after work meetings this week and an interview for a job on Friday - talk about busy week :dizzy: :)

Diana3271
03-15-2011, 08:15 AM
Good Morning! :wave:

Well, no Octomom lips this morning. Sometimes it doesn't even show up immediately. It can take up to 24 hours for me to have a reaction. Got my fingers crossed that it doesn't happen.

The Octomom lips are pretty interesting when I get them. They also turn very bright red. The funny thing, my DH is a country boy. He doesn't know about cosmetic procedures, etc. When I had the first reaction (Octomom lips), DH looked at me and proceeded to tell me that some women pay good money to have Botox done to their lips like that. :lol: Gotta love a country boy. ;)

Calories for yesterday: 1420 + :coffee:

Weigh In: 154.2

Down: .4

ShylahEQ
03-15-2011, 09:42 AM
The easiest way to deal with any type of allergy, even suspected, is to cycle it. Wait at least 4 days before you have any fish again. Food allergies get worse with more exposure, but they can also be mild / non existent when cycled. Hope that makes sense.

Sorry the testing didn't give you any results. Did they do skin testing or blood draws?

Diana3271
03-15-2011, 09:54 AM
The easiest way to deal with any type of allergy, even suspected, is to cycle it. Wait at least 4 days before you have any fish again. Food allergies get worse with more exposure, but they can also be mild / non existent when cycled. Hope that makes sense.

Sorry the testing didn't give you any results. Did they do skin testing or blood draws?

Skin testing.

Since my reactions are not what they were during the Summer, it seems like I must have eliminated some of the problem. But I am still getting traces of it. Whether it's the dog's shellfish glucosamine or the sulfur in my veg. glucosamine and vegetables that I've eaten.

I would suspect that it's not the fish since I've eliminated it for 6+ months but still have had reactions. :dunno:

Coondocks
03-15-2011, 10:14 AM
No WI for me, No treadmill delivered either, but thats ok since Jack is now sick and very clingy. Is it sad that I still really enjoy it when he's like this, I know it's not going to be long before cuddling with mom just isn't cool ha ha.
I almost want to get myself a standing punching bag just to get rid of frustration . . . its a pretty good cardio work out isnt it?

Ona - Congrats on ONEderland!!!

Ill have to BBL when its nap time, there is a fight about to start with a cranky 2 year old and a grissled 9 year old dog . . . le sigh.

FitGirlyGirl
03-15-2011, 10:17 AM
Well, I do have an up jump today, but it's not too bad. I'm actually not sure whether I weigh 184.8 or 185 (I still need to grab a new battery for my scale). I'm going with the 185 as my official weight for today, same as taking the highest estimate on calories for a food I'm not sure of. So, that's up .4. It could be worse. I take full measurements on the 3rd, but in order to make myself feel better I measured my waist (at the belly button) this morning. I'm already down 1/2 inch since March 3! :woohoo:

Ophelia - fingers crossed! Glad you enjoyed your treat, sometimes it just needs to be done.

Starbrite - When I started with a trainer the pounds did not suddenly start melting off, but the inches started zooming down. Then, I am not aiming for fast loss of pounds, I'm trying to add muscle as I lose fat, so for me this is success. I hope you enjoy having a trainer and that it helps you.

Diana - I'm glad there's no reaction so far, will keep fingers crossed. Your hubby's comment is too cute!

FitGirlyGirl
03-15-2011, 10:27 AM
Coondocks - It's an awesome workout, but you want to get at least some lightweight gloves even if all you're going to punch is a punching bag. You could get calluses on your knuckles or hurt them. Don't let that stop you though, just wear some gloves.

Vixsin
03-15-2011, 10:58 AM
Good Morning All!!!! :grouphug:

Coon: Sorry the wee man is sick. :( I, too, secretly like it when they are sick because of all of the extra snuggles.

Ophelia: :goodvibes: I've got plenty of cleaning mojo to spare this week! I'm looking forward to going at my kitchen and cleaning up my n"nightmare corner" today! I'll take pictures, you guys will be amazed at the difference there will be. It's like clutter central. :lol:

Starbrite: I don't know from personal experience, but I have heard on Jillian Michael's podcast many, many times that those last 15 - 20 lbs are "vanity pounds" which means that your body is perfectly content at the weight it is. So because of that you have to sort of "trick" your body into losing them. You should eat the same number of calories that your BMR is that way your body feels that you are feeding it enough. Any calorie deficit you create must come only from your exercise at this point. She says that If you create your 3500 calorie deficit a week by your exercise, you should come down about a pound that week. The biggest difference for those pounds is that you start to eat more and intensify your workouts more and look to get your calorie deficit only from exercise and not from eating anymore.
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Edit for 2 reasons: to put my own info in and I just noticed that this post is my 1000th post! :yay: I felt the need to celebrate that. LOL


I am down a pound to 204.2 today. It's nice to see some of the weekend water go. The scale gave me a peek at 203.0 this morning. I almost fainted. LOL Also, my scale is getting wonky. Maybe batteries? I got 6 or 7 different numbers this morning from 203.0 to 204.8 and then it settled into 204.2. Wierd. I don't remember where I bought it - probably Walmart. But I only bought it 6 months ago. Dumb scale. LOL

So last night for supper I made the most amazing fish sandwich creation! A whole wheat pita, 4 or 5 oz of baked tilapia, hummus, and a pinch of shredded cheese. Spread the hummus on the pita, add the fish and top with the cheese. OMG!!! :drool: It's not a fried fish sandwich from BK but it IS D**N good!!! I seriously may have it again tonight. I gave it 340 calories and I know I estimated high for the fish (150). I hadn't weighed it before it was already in my sandwich. So I wanted to share that super kitchen victory.

Planning on Flexibilty Pilates tonight after the kitchen is done. I am loving my week so far. I have named if Clean Sweep Week. I even wrote it on my calendar. LOL

BBL at lunchtime. All of the bosses are away and I really would like to get a bunch done. LOL

love2b150
03-15-2011, 11:05 AM
Good Morning ALL!

Thanks Ona I am surely trying! :)

Nicole good job on the .4 down :)

Hi Angie that .8 will be gone tomorrow :hug: and checking here does make all the difference. Maybe add/have some extra fruit today, not sure if that fits into your plan but a banana and yogurt my help me when I can't think of anything else :)

Ophelia good job! :) ... and your dinner sounds delicious, YUMM. I remember going to Golden Coral last year ... I had a lot of salad then attempted to eat other things. I did pretty well ... I so wanted to devour the yeast rolls but I didn't touch one. :) The sodium was my worry too.

Hi Vixsin ... I can't wait until I am the full me (myself) again and can crack that whip in this house. I'm sure it will be overwhelming at first but when it's all done, I'll be grinning from ear to ear. Glad you got yours done :)

FitGirly :crossed: glad your dinner turned out well. :) woohoo: on the 1/2 gone ... I can't wait until my waist/tummy goes down again. I have really put on there while being absent from you all :(

Star good job on the 1.1 down :) I have about 20 to go also to reach my first goal. I am hoping that since I have been out of the loop for so long that picking things back up will just jump start my body again. Diana and Ona always say to tweak things a little to give our bodies a shock/surprise and you may just do that with the trainer and that 20 will be gone before you know it :) Your week is very busy, get some rest when you can :hug:

Diana good job on the .4 down. Glad you're fine this morning, and your DH is so cute. He keeps us smiling too :)

Hi Shylah :wave:

Hi Coondocks, hope Jack feels better soon :hug: Our boy oldest boy is still clingy he's 13 but will still come lay his head on my shoulder and so does our 18 year old daughter. DH says that they are all MOMMA's boys and girls ... with the exception of our middle boy he gives a quick hug and leaves, LOL. He's so funny. :D


.. As for me got up got on the scale 177.00 this morning so I'll say a pound down since I will take my after Curves weight instead of that early a.m. weight after work of 179.8 which would give me a 2.8 drop which does make me really :D GRIN :D. I feel good this morning other than my thighs hurting from walking those hills last evening ... well rested, haven't said that in awhile. I came downstairs this morning to get this Krispy Kreme donuts ... I asked the boys where did those come from? They said daddy put them there ... I opened the box, then closed it. PAT ON THE BACK! I haven't been eating on point for awhile now (months) so DH doesn't know that I have started again, I want to surprise him with the pounds that I have gained gone. I've put my famous journal back on the counter so I can write down everything that goes in my month and look at my weigh in every time I think of eating something I'm not supposed to.

Kukkie where are you? :hug:

HI to EVERYONE I missed, have a great day!! :wave:

OnaMi
03-15-2011, 11:09 AM
:wave: everybody..

No time today...didn't wash rugs and blankets yesterday,went shopping instead :D today for real though, will wash :) Up .6 to 199.8.ate high sodium yesterday.held of 200 :carrot: staying focus and watching everything!

:wave:Coon thanks you :hug:

:wave:Angie

:wave:Diana,hope you can take something from the test :hug: sweet DH :) postive thoughts for no reaction :hug:

Starbrite,changing things up should get rid of those last 20 for sure! should be a lot of fun w/a friend as your trainer :) congrats on the 1.1 :cp: good luck with the interview!:)

Gale02
03-15-2011, 11:11 AM
1: 239.8
2: 241.4
3: 241.6
4: 240.4
5: 240.0
6: 242.0
7: 239.4
8: 238.6
9: 239.8
10: 238.0
11: 237.2
12: 238.6
13: 238.2
14: 236.8
15: 238.4

I don't know what that jump is all about, but I do know I'm retaining water today. I can hardly get my rings on and off. I played 2 hours of volleyball last night, maybe that has something to do with it. *shrug* It'll go back down. :)

I was successful not eating sugar yesterday, woohoo! So, for one more day I will not be eating sugar.

CoCoMonkey
03-15-2011, 11:15 AM
HI AND HOWDY EVERYONE!!!! Always so much going on here! Everyone is doing great!!! :carrot::carrot:
Thanks for all the support, got the word yesterday that the Doc is going to schedule the hysterectomy - bless the Heavens!! Can't wait to not feel so miserable all the time and see "real" numbers on the scale! Have a wonderful day, I have entirely too much to do...so I better get to it :dizzy:

2/28: 235.6


1 234.2 ➘ 1.4
2 233.6 ➘ .60
3 234.4 ➚ .80
4 233.1 ➘ 1.3
5 233.5 ➚ .40
6 233.0 ➘ .50
7 231.2 ➘ 1.8
8 231.4 ➚ .20
9 232.2 ➚ .80
10 232.6 ➚ .40
11 232.9 ➚ .30
12 232.3 ➘ .60
13 229.4 ➘ 2.9
14 232.2 ➚ 2.8 (DAY 26 OF TTOM)
15 231.2 ➘ 1.0 (DAY 27 OF TTOM)

Kel

willowgirl
03-15-2011, 11:58 AM
On the subject of food allergies, I think its amazing how our bodies can react to different types of food. My hubby is always in a constant state of either stomach issues or sinus/allergy issues. I always wonder if its a food allergy issue.

Yesterday's food: 1639.9 cals
Breakfast 193.3
FF Strawberry Cheesecake Yogurt (Archer Farms)
Coffee w/creamer
Orange

Lunch 237.7 Cals
3 cups Salad W/Cheese / Deli Chicken / Bacon Bits / Reduced-Fat Light Ranch

Dinner 337.5 Cals
Tikka Masala W/Tofu & Chickpeas
.5 cup Brown Rice

Snacks 593.4 Cals
String Cheese
Fit & Active Devils food cookie (4)
Mixed Nuts 1/4 cup
Orange Juice 8 fl.oz

02-28: 215
03-01: 214
03-02: 213.6
03-03: 214.2
03-04: 213.4
03-05: ugh
03-06: ugh
03-07: ugh TOM
03-08: ugh TOM
03-09: 212.8 TOM
03-10: ugh -TOM
03-11: 212.6 - TOM
03-12: 212
03-13: 213
03-14: 211.4
03-15: 211.4 <--surprised, thought for sure I'd pop back up. :cool:

Bulletproof Heart
03-15-2011, 12:21 PM
@starbrite
Congrats on the drop! Also good luck on the trainer and job interview!!

@Diana3271
Happy you didnt et the Octomom lips :) and hope you dont get them!!

@Coondocks
Good luck with your kid!!

@FitGirlyGirl
Oh wow a half inch thats awesome!

@Vixsin
Congrats on the 1,000 post!!! That fish sounds amazing :D!!!

@love2b150
Congrats on the drop and WOOOO good job for not eating the donuts!!!!!

@OnaMi
I bet you will see a good drop tomorrow! and your still in onderland!!

@Gale02
Oh wow I find it hard to me not to eat sugar because its in like everything :lol: I bet the pounds you went u and more will drop off tomorrow :)

@CoCoMonkey
Good luck :)!

Ugh TOM is messing with me lost 1.8 then gained 1.2 hope it will all go away once its over!! Also didnt exercise yesterday took a break day and I feel like crap as soon as TOM came gonna exercise today though and hope the extra weight is from TOM!!!

1: 284.4
2: 283.2
3: 282.4
4: 281.8
5: 280.6
6: 280.4
7: 279.6
8: 279.4
9: 278.4
10.277.6
11.277.4
12.277.4
13.278.2
14.276.4 (TOM)
15.277.6(TOM)

ParadiseFalls
03-15-2011, 01:03 PM
This whole dieting thing is really getting on my nerves. How can I have one day off plan but still well under maintenance calories and gain almost two pounds, which appear to be actual weight since it's taking days to get them off? I ate nowhere near 6,300 calories over my goal calorie intake! :tantrum:

I'm going to lay off diet soda for two days and see if that helps.

1: 265.4
2: 266
3: no weigh-in; too early
4: 263.4 (+.8)
5: 262.6
6: 261.4
7: 259.6
8. 260.4
9. 259
10. 259.4
11. 258 (-5.4)
12. 257.6
13. 259.4
14. 259.4
15. 258.8
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My late weigh-ins are getting me behind for personals! Sorry if these are a little late!

Starbrite I'm glad you had fun at the party! Sounds like a blast :dancer:

Diana fingers crossed for you for no reaction!

Gale, congrats on the new low!

Arctic Mama, I'm late on this, but !CONGRATS! on getting to Onederland!

Matilda, :wave: Nice to see you!

Cutie, WOW! Congrats on your first 5K!

Ophelia, nice drop :D

loveb, hang in there! :hug:

Angie Your pattern is so interesting to watch! It seems like a pretty consistent up and down of bigger drops and tiny gains, which end up at a nice net loss :D I tend to bounce and stick there :/

Gotta run now. To everyone else, :wave: and keep up the good work! :cb:

carter
03-15-2011, 01:09 PM
This whole dieting thing is really getting on my nerves. How can I have one day off plan but still well under maintenance calories and gain almost two pounds, which appear to be actual weight since it's taking days to get them off? I ate nowhere near 6,300 calories over my goal calorie intake! :tantrum:

The answer is that the correlation between what you do and what you see on the scale is not (only) day-to-day, and depends upon many factors that are beyond your control, as well as the factors that are within your control. So you simply have to drop the mindset of "well I have been perfectly on plan for the last 3 days, where is my whoosh?" Instead, train your mind to think "well I have been 95% on plan for the last two months, and look - I have lost real fat in the last two months!"

I know it's hard. I know it sucks. I am very much an instant-gratification sort of person and it is MADDENING to me to have to work so hard for rewards that are so ephemeral, so theoretical, and take so damn long to be measurable. But, unfortunately, that's just how it is. I'm sorry.

The upside for me is that working through this for the last year and a half has helped make me a more patient person generally, an area where I really needed some work.

Anyway - hello folks, hope everyone is doing well. My report for the day: back down to my current low of 195. Onward, onward ... good strength, everyone.

Matilda08
03-15-2011, 01:26 PM
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Matilda08
03-15-2011, 01:29 PM
June-July 2010 - Lost 13 pounds
August 2010 - Lost 12 pounds
September 2010 - Lost 10 pounds
October 2010 - Lost 7 pounds
November 2010 - Lost 6 pounds
December 2010 - Gain 5.6 pounds
January 2011 - Lost 9 pounds
February 2011 - Lost 1.6 pounds
March goal -- Lose 10 lbs & get more active!

Feb 28th: 220.6

1: 220.2 (-.4) Calories: 1418 Walk DS to school; C25K Week 1, Workout 3
2: 219.0 (-1.2) Calories: 1198
3: 219.2 (+.2) Calories: 1640
4: 220.6 (+1.4) Calories: 1264
5: 220.8 (+2) TOM Calories: 1168C25K Week 2, Workout 1
6: 221.6 (+.8) TOM Calories 1531
7: 222.0 (+.4) TOM Calories 1400
8: 221.0 (-1) TOM Calories: 2041 :tape:
9: 221.8 (+.8)TOM Calories: 1169 C25K Week 2, Workout 2
10: 220.2 (-1.6) Calories: 900 Oops!!
11: 219.6 (-6) Calories: 1600
12: 220.6 (+1) Calories: 1230 C25K Week 2, Workout 3
13: 219.0 (-1.6) Calories: 1451 C25K Week 3, Workout 1
14: 219.8 (+.8) Calories: 909
15: 218.6 (-1.2) Calories:tba
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Love your profile pic Angie!!!!

Angie
03-15-2011, 01:42 PM
Iím down 1.2 today and finally see a number lower than 219, Iím 218.6, yay! Itís been a crazy morning -- I woke up 30 minutes ahead of when we need to leave the house so DS and I jumped into our clothes, I threw food into our lunch boxes and off we went. We both made it on time, but I felt like Iíd run a marathon, I had a lot of adrenaline pumping!

Starbrite -- Congratulations on the 1.1 lbs. I think youíll see a big difference as you work with your trainer, sometimes you need someone else to help push you in directions you wouldnít go on your own. Good luck with your interview.

Diana -- Good job on your .4 Lol @ the botox for your lips! I hope you donít have any reaction.

Coondocks -- I feel the same way when DS is sick, sorry that heís feeling bad, but rejoicing in the fact that he reverts to my little baby as well, and heís 6. I ran into a lady one day when DS was very clingy, and she told me that her son was still the same way at times, even though he was 10, it was just that it was all in private. Iíve grabbed onto that idea and wonít be shakenÖlol.

Roxy -- Good job on your measurements!

Rennie -- Congratulations on your whoosh! Kudos to you on passing up the Krispy KremesÖthatís tempting. I suggest just throwing them in the garbage -- thatís what Iíd have to do to avoid eating them. :D

Ona -- Yes, please keep your focus. I feel a whoosh coming for you!

Gale -- Ouch, I hate those gains that come even when you donít expect them. Oh well, you were on plan and active so itís probably just one of those weird things our bodies do from time to time, Iím sure it will be gone quickly.

Kel -- congrats on your 1lb today and on getting your surgery scheduled!

eclipse
03-15-2011, 01:44 PM
Down .8 to 163.8

Gale02
03-15-2011, 02:11 PM
Thanks for the encouragement, everyone! I sure hope this bounce is temporary. I know if I stick to my plan it'll be gone in no time.

@ Bulletproof - I'm not avoiding ALL sugar. I don't worry about it in my condiments and bread, etc. I don't eat HFCS as a rule (even in condiments and bread), so avoiding that is pretty easy for me. The sugar I'm avoiding is the junk. The granola bars and candy and ice cream and soda, etc. I'm usually ok with moderation, but I lose a lot more weight when it's gone from my diet completely. You're right, there is sugar in nearly everything. I find that I can avoid a lot of it by eating as much whole food as I can. When I'm not eating junk sugar, things like pineapple and bananas taste like candy to me! I think my so-called "bliss point" for sugar drops quite a bit and I can be satisfied with something that's not sickly sweet. :)

Diana3271
03-15-2011, 02:36 PM
Oheliaphoenix Hi :wave:

Starbrite Congrats on the 1.1 pounds!

Coondocks I hope the little one is feeling better.

Fitgirlygirl Congrats on the measurements.

Vixsin Congrats on the pound and your 1000th post! :yay:

Love2b150 Congrats on staying strong against the donuts and for the pound!

Ona Did you buy anything fun while you were shopping?

Gale It could be sodium or a daily fluctuation. That stuff happens. We just have to keep our focus and keep going.

Cocomonkey I'm glad to hear that you will be getting relief from TTOM.

Willow Hi :wave:

Bulletproof I'm sure it is water weight from TTOM.

Paradise It could be water weight. When I used to eat Chinese food, it would take me at least a few days to get rid of the water weight from the sodium.

Carter Great job on the 195.

Matilda Hi :wave:

Angie Congrats on the 1.2 pounds.

Eclipse Congrats on the .8.

Matilda08
03-15-2011, 02:41 PM
Bulletproof- you are doing a great job keep up the good work!!

Paradise- nice little woosh there congrats!

Carter- you are doing a nice job too! 195 is great

Angie- I see your in the two teens! wtg

Diana-Hi!!! Hope all is well

Gale- Hang in there stick to the plan and it will workout!

reptogirl
03-15-2011, 03:33 PM
1-323.2
2-322 -1.2
3-321-1 total 2.2
4-320.8 -.2 total 2.4
5.321.2 +.4 total 2
6. 321.6 +.4 total 1.6 come back weight loss
7. 321.4 -.2 total 1.8 i will take any loss i can get thank you scale
8.320.6 -.8 total 2.6 thank you for being nice scale i loves you
9. 319.2 -1.4 total 4 scale you are truly kind today-much love
10. 319.4 +.2 total 3.8
11. 321.2 +1.8 total 2 hmmmmm---almost tom...its gonna get ugly!
12. 322 +.8 total 1.2 tom how i hate you
13. 321.8 -.2 total 1.4 tom ended me up in the er
14. 320.8 -1 total 2.4
15. 321.4 +.6 total 1.8 thats what 840 calories of taco bell dinner gets you!

ParadiseFalls
03-15-2011, 04:21 PM
The answer is that the correlation between what you do and what you see on the scale is not (only) day-to-day, and depends upon many factors that are beyond your control, as well as the factors that are within your control. So you simply have to drop the mindset of "well I have been perfectly on plan for the last 3 days, where is my whoosh?" Instead, train your mind to think "well I have been 95% on plan for the last two months, and look - I have lost real fat in the last two months!"

*Sigh* You're right. It's just soooo frustrating!! :dizzy: Thanks for the advice, though. I'll try to look at it that way.


Diana, I'm hoping for that, too! Let's see what dropping the soda does. Since I switched to bottles instead of cans, I noticed I'm actually drinking almost 2 liters of Coke Zero a day. :fr: That must have some effect.

Diana3271
03-15-2011, 04:35 PM
I just spoke with the Dr's office. They said that Sulfur and sulfites are not the same thing. I still removed Magnum's (shellfish glucosamine) from the house and replaced it with a vegetarian formula. I am no longer going to take the Vegetarain Glucosamine with MSM (sulfur). I'll eliminate both and see what happens. It's all so confusing.

Paradise Doesn't soda have a lot of sodium in it?

opheliaphoenix
03-15-2011, 06:33 PM
Surprising weigh-in this morning. I checked it a couple times, but each reading remained 241.0 for a -1.4 loss! Wasn't expecting that after eating out last night. I'm feeling a little dehydrated this morning though, so that may be part of it; I expect a fluctuation back up tomorrow morning. But, for now, I will take it...lol.

Starbrite - Haha, I have felt the 'slosh' before...feels like a small ocean waving around in there. :p Congrats on the loss, and I bet your new plan will help melt off those last few pounds, pesky though they are. And, good luck with your interview!

Diana - Glad you've yet to have any reaction...keep us posted! Also, congrats on the loss, as well.

Coon - Aww, hope he feels better soon, and it's understandable to enjoy feeling needed and so loved...enjoy the little moments! They do grow up way too fast.

FitGirly - That's not a bad up at all, and it's always nice to see measurements move down like that. That's some great progress right there, no matter what the scale says! You must be working it hard. ;)

Vixsin - Haha, thanks! I definitely need some declutter mojo today! Have fun with your corner, and congrats on the nice loss! :)

Love2b150 - Congrats on the loss and on resisting the Krispy Kreme temptation! :cp:

Ona - Ahh, you reminded me that today I was going to pull off all the sheets and blankets for a wash...glad you said something! :lol:

CoCo - I am happy for you, and wish you all the best with your upcoming procedure and recovery!

ParadiseFalls - You're doing a good job getting it to come back off, regardless of how frustrating the bounce has been. I also agree with Carter, this is just a small piece of the grander scheme of things. You've come a very long way already!

Carter - Congrats and onward indeed! Good strength to you, as well. :yes:

Matilda - Welcome back, officially! :)

Angie - Great loss, and congrats on breaking through the 219 barrier!

Eclipse - Nice loss for you, as well!

Reptogirl - Taco Bell is always a huge killer for me, so I've had to avoid it like the plague. The amount of sodium, even in their "healthier" options, is mind-boggling! Hope you're able to help wash it out with tons of water...good luck!

OnaMi
03-15-2011, 08:13 PM
Ophelia,great job on the 1.4:cp: no problem ;)

Ah Diana,you'll find the culprit soon :) bought a white shirt,white shorts and a pantie girdle :D,,getting ready to rock the whites :) and I had my arms out today and yesterday :carrot: :woohoo: don't feel self-conscious about them anymore!:cp:

Great job Angie,you're on the move! you were wide open this morning :lol: thanks but this body of mine :dizzy:I just go with the flow..I have a couple of weeks with good loses then it has to catch up or something :dizzy: I just continue to eat right and what will be will be.Like my friend told me today,"just keep showing up"

Paradise,you'll have good days and bad days,keep a positive attitude and keep reminding yourself that this is a process and know that you'll stay on plan and get to where you want to be.:hug:you're doing great so don't be so hard on yourself :hug: you're working things out(with that soda;)) and lookin good.:)

:wave:reptogirl

:wave:Matilda

:wave:Gale

Eclipse,great job on the ,8 :cp:

Love,great job on the lost :cp: your getting back in the groove and doing great!!:carrot: resisting krispy Kreme :bravo:

Coon,hope little man is feel better :)

:wave:Carter,great job getting back to your new low!:)

Bullet,it's from TTOM more than likely,have you started to notice a pattern of if you gain during TTOM yet? if you're saving and reviewing your journal along side your daily weigh-ins,that can tell you a lot. Thanks!:) I've gotten to the point where I'm just content,what will be will be as long as i stay focus,consistent and persistent..some weight will eventually get tired of fighting me and just come on off.:)

Kel,I'm happy for you :hug: everything will be fine :hug:

:wave:Willow

Gale02
03-15-2011, 08:42 PM
Oh yeah. I totally just ordered pizza for dinner. I have plenty of calories and it's been one of those days... :mad: cooking is not happening today.

SwimGirl
03-15-2011, 08:43 PM
I was nicely full of sodium this morning, and sore muscles.. I don't even want to talk about my gain.. soooo I'm ignoring it :D Tomorrow is a new WI opportunity, and it's feeling a lot like SPRING! (Knock on wood that it stays!) I will bbl, and can hopefully catch up.. man, it's hard to hold down a job AND post on here ;)

-Aimee

ParadiseFalls
03-15-2011, 09:04 PM
@Diana: I always thought soda=too much sodium, but it only has 1% of your RDI of sodium per serving. So even if I drink 64oz, I'd theoretically only be getting 8% of my sodium there. But I guess signs do point to too much sodium for me. Anyway, I hope your sulfur/sulfite discovery today will lead to something positive!

Vixsin
03-15-2011, 10:25 PM
Evenin' All!!! :)

Kitchen cleaning was a raging success! My cluttered corner of insanity is NO MORE!!! My pantry is nicely organized and my cupboards are in better shape. There is more work to be done but once I mop the floor tomorrow, I feel ok to move on. I'm going with both bathrooms tomorrow since I have to do the floor in the kitchen. Those really just need to be wiped down and the mirrors and floor cleaned. Pretty basic. I'm going to start in my son's room Thursday. No real workout other than the 50 inclined pushups I did at work today. Watching The Biggest Loser and then I think I'll head to bed early, for once. LOL

Night Gang!

Angie
03-15-2011, 10:41 PM
I did week 3, day 2 of my C25K tonight....YES! I sometimes feel like I don't want to do it, but then as I do it I think "wow, I'm doing it!!" and when I finish...I feel so awesome. :D :D

Bulletproof -- Don't worry about the gain, you're right, it's TOM. You've been doing great, so this is just a temporary thing, try not to let it get to you.

Paradise -- I've had weigh ins like that too, off plan but under calories, so so frustrating. Could it be sodium in what you ate? Yes, I'm all over the map for the last 2 months really. It wasn't always this way for me, but I'm wondering if it has something to do with my gall bladder removal in January. I'm trying to make sure I get more good fats to help with my digestion now, hopefully I can turn this around.

Carter -- Great to see you're back at your low. Keep on working it.

Matilda -- Thanks, it took me a long time to get into the two-teens! It's good to see you back here. :)

Reptogirl -- That's not so bad from Taco Bell, I bet it will be gone tomorrow.

Ophelia -- Thanks! Great job on the 1.4!!

Ona -- Yes, that's right just keep showing up like you ALWAYS do. How is your running going?

Aimee -- You had a good workout right? Those sore muscles are holding on to some water, it will go soon.

twinmommaplusone
03-15-2011, 10:49 PM
Paradise what does 1% egual really isntead of DRI- think of it what works for YOUR body. For me, I'm incredilby sensitive. I monitor my Sodium when I track. Actually I love sparks for several reasons. First I keep an eye on my carbs/protein/fat ratio. Because I have PCOS I try to keep my carbs around 45% of in my intake. Remember most Recommended allowances are on a 2200 calorie intake. If we are reducing it we need to reduce our sodium/fiber etc as well. So I try to get in around 15g of fiber a day, keep my sodium below 1500mg and I also monitor my Vitamin C. I've really learned a lot of ways to cut back on sodium-which isnt too hard if you avoid highly processed foods.

Hi Everybody else, no extra thoughts I want to share, but I'm reading and catching up..... xoxoxo

As for me, I did my 17 mile Run today. Felt Fan-Freaking-Tastic. Ran all 17 nonstop in 2hrs 58 mins thats a 10:28 per mile. I'm really impressed on how strong I felt. I think it has to do with my taper last week! Drank 90 of water today, know I will see a drop on the scale and it wont be too reflective of just water but actually fat that I lost! I burned over 2200 calories today, LUV running for a good burn! But you all know to run that distance it has to be more meaningful to me than that...and it is!

Diana3271
03-15-2011, 11:06 PM
Reptogirl The water weight will pass. Taco Bell is very high in sodium.

Opeliaphoenix Great job on the 1.4 pounds.

Ona Congrats on the new clothes and for showing your arms. ;)

Aimee Hi :wave:

Paradise I agree that everyone is different with sodium sensitivity. Maybe you are more sensitive.

Vixsin Great job on cleaning/organizing the house.

Angie Great job on the the C25K!

Twinmommaplusone You are doing great with your running. I can't imagine running that much!

starbrite
03-16-2011, 02:58 AM
Hello :shrug:
Feeling down :(
Been such a long road, and so many things have happened since last April. Feel like the last couple of months have been really tough. Weightloss has really slowed, and the nasty devil that sits on my shoulder and says "It's ok, you don't need to lose that last 20lbs" is just beginning to make himself heard.
I haven't been sleeping well, lots on my mind. Grrrr I hate when I feel like this. Sorry my lovely chickies, sometimes it gets too much- trying to lose weight, work a high powered full time job, have two stroppy teenagers and all their issues to cope with, a horizontal husband, a big house that never seems clean enough, and two mad labradors !! I have meetings every night this week, and have no headspace to think about the interview- hence the waking up.
Ok - up 0.2 thanks to the lovely TOM. Funny you know he's coming, but the gain gets me every time :o
Hope you are having a better time than me ladies :hug:

starbrite
03-16-2011, 03:24 AM
You have to laugh - stroppy teenager number 1, aged 15, after taking nearly 20 minutes to get up (It's 7.20 am here), slouches through the kitchen in search of food, then comes back through the dining room to declare "There's no food in the house!" You should see how many boxes of cereal there is here. :rofl:

pamatga
03-16-2011, 06:32 AM
2/28:272.6 lbs.


1 272.2 lbs.
2 274 lbs (ate at fav Chinese restaurant for mid day!)
3 272.6 lbs (still eating out-binged on 800 cal of raw almonds last night!)
4 276.8 lbs (sodium over 5000 mg last nght! It stops as of today--No More!)
5 274.8 lbs (at least got sodium under 3000 but deal breaker was McDonalds)
6 274.8 lbs (didn't do well w water but kept sodium around 3500 mg)
7 273.8 lbs. (up 1.2 lbs from last Mon but coming down-pushin H2O helped)
8 272.6 lbs (over 100 oz to flush out that sodium..now,down, down , down)
9 272.8 lbs
10 272.4 lbs.
11 270.8 lbs.
12 272.4 lbs(late night McDonalds-lots of sodium! over 4300 mg)
13 276.4 lbs (corned beef n cabbage, Irish beer-lots of sodium)
14 274.2 lbs (restartin exercisin after 2 wk lapse-push H2O-fingers crossed)
15 273.0 lbs (30 min on treadmill! pushin H2O)
16 275.0 lbs (20 min on treadmill yesterday but ate out last night:( )
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Thank you all for allowing me to join in on this daily weight in thread. I can see that all of you are doing a lot better than I am with keeping my sodium down. I was reading about sodium sensitivity. My life has been such that I have been eating out a lot (sometimes it is cheaper) and although some of the food is made from scratch, according to the restaurant's website it seems there is a lot of sodium. I am going to have to really have a hard think about how to proceed. This is really beginning to feel redundant.

Thanks again. I appreciate doing this.:hug:
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Diana3271
03-16-2011, 08:25 AM
Good Morning All! :wave: Happy Hump Day! :dance:

Starbrite :hug: I'm sorry you are having those feelings. It's probably the TTOM hormones talking to you. Every single time TTOM comes around, I start feeling like a total failure. I know it's the hormones because one day something changes and I no longer feel like that. It's a difference in night and day. You have a lot going on right now. Lack of sleep can do all kinds of things to you. Take it one day at a time. Not continuing to your goal won't fix any of those issues. I would suggest taking a break and try to maintain. The problem with that is starting back up again is very difficult.

Pamatga I eat out for dinner every single night. I would suggest ordering simple, basic foods, grilled protein and vegetables. If I know a particular restaurant marinates the chicken/steak, I will tell them not to add any extra seasonings when they grill it. No one has ever told me that they cannot do this. They seem happy for me to get my food how I want it. If I go to a national chain restaurant, I will look at their sodium/calories and order accordingly. I also watch my sodium at breakfast/lunch because I know the sodium at dinner is going to be higher. I compare the sodium in the lunch meat, etc. Since I have been doing this, I don't have the fluctuations that I used to have.

Calories for yesterday: 1440 + :coffee:

Weigh In: 154.0

Down: .2

willowgirl
03-16-2011, 09:43 AM
02-28: 215
03-01: 214
03-02: 213.6
03-03: 214.2
03-04: 213.4
03-05: ugh
03-06: ugh
03-07: ugh TOM
03-08: ugh TOM
03-09: 212.8 TOM
03-10: ugh -TOM
03-11: 212.6 - TOM
03-12: 212
03-13: 213
03-14: 211.4
03-15: 211.4
03-16: 211.2

Something about the middle of the week... I just get less willpower! Must stay strong! :)

Coondocks
03-16-2011, 10:10 AM
Alright I'm really NOT at all amused this morning.

my weigh in read 172.4 . . . . excuse me???? I know I have NOT eaten over calories to account for that, I may have gone over sodium and under with the water but come ON now, that's just shananigans!!

My treadmill showed up last night, too late to get on it mind you but it's a good thing it's here. I can get back to C25K, though I think I'm best to start over again, I'll give it a go tonight and see where i can pick up.

But seriuosly . . . Ive now gained 1.4 this month . . . . WTF?!?!?!

I'll be back for personals once I've out grown the tantrum I'm about to mentally throw here.

Vixsin
03-16-2011, 10:22 AM
Good Morning All!

I am up .4 today to 204.6. I'm not surprised. My arms and back are sore from yesterday's pushups and my hips are sore today. No worries. I'm on plan.

I need to get some things done at work so I'll check back in a bit.

FitGirlyGirl
03-16-2011, 10:32 AM
I'm back down the .4 to 184.6 today. I'm glad to be back down, but I'm wondering if I'll ever get lower than this. Even with the weights I think I should be losing faster than this, but the docs say everything is fine. It may be time to go back and not leave them alone until they send me to a specialist. What would I need, and endo?
I went to my second krav maga class yesterday. I LOVE this stuff. I have a small bruise on my hand from where one of my partner's kicks was a bit off and his toes just nicked the back of my hand. I have my first krav injury! I'm wondering if it's a little twisted that I actually like that bruise. LOL


Vixsin - I love hummus on a fish sandwich. I have never used a pita and shredded cheese though, I may have to try that. I usually use my regular bread and spread hummus on one side and laughing cow on the other.

love2b - Wow! I do not think I could turn down a krispy kreme after opening the box. And all my friends are amazed at the will power I have, so if I don't think I could do it, you are amazing! :carrot::carrot:

CoCo - My last one was 18 days and I went almost 6 weeks straight once. If I weren't still hopeful that the fertility doc can help me get preggers I'd be begging the docs for the same thing. I'm glad you got approval. :hug:

Angie - Yay for under 219! :yay: So glad you are enjoying your C25K

twinmomma - Congrats on an awesome run!

starbrite - :hug:

Coondocks - The weight is just water and it will come back down. Glad your treadmill came in. :yay:

Diana3271
03-16-2011, 10:39 AM
I'm back down the .4 to 184.6 today. I'm glad to be back down, but I'm wondering if I'll ever get lower than this. Even with the weights I think I should be losing faster than this, but the docs say everything is fine.

Fitgirlygirl How much cardio are you doing on a daily basis?

MamaP
03-16-2011, 10:39 AM
I'm trying to get back on track.....

Feb 28: 228

1: 227.6
2: 227
3: 227.4
4: 226.8
5:
6:
7: 228
8: 227.6 (First trip to the gym)
9: 227.2
10: 228.2 (too much sodium yesterday)
11: 229.4 (Zumba last night)
12:
13: 230.2
14: 226.0 (stomach bug)
15: 225
16: 222.2
17: 223 :(
18: 221
19: 222.2 - popcorn yesterday
20:
21: 224 - Corned beef & cabbage yesterday & TOM today :(
22: 224.6
23: 226.4 too many carbs & too much sodium yesterday
24: 225.4
25: 223.2
26: 222.2
27: 220.4 (almost back to the teens)
28: 220
29: 219.4 ahhh
30: 217.8
31: 219.8 - totally not happy with this bounce back

Bulletproof Heart
03-16-2011, 10:51 AM
@starbrite
Aww :hugs: dont give into that little monster you can lose the last 20 pounds!!! Im also like your teens I will go and say there is no food in the house when there will be lots :lol: then my mom goes and says everything in the house!

@Coondocks
Its probably just water weight! or maybe TOM?

@FitGirlyGirl
I never heard of Krav Maga sounds like that would hurt though!

Up and down up and down my TOM is a roller coaster! But ill take the 2 pound loss :D OH! NSV? I think this is, I am now in the 275s and thats the max weight for my Elliptical so im now almost under it :lol: been using it since I was 290 though!
1: 284.4
2: 283.2
3: 282.4
4: 281.8
5: 280.6
6: 280.4
7: 279.6
8: 279.4
9: 278.4
10.277.6
11.277.4
12.277.4
13.278.2
14.276.4 (TOM)
15.277.6(TOM)
16.275.6(TOM)

OnaMi
03-16-2011, 10:54 AM
:wave: Good Morning Everyone!

Diana,great job on the .2! thanks! also took some long dresses(my sister gave me) to the seamstress :carrot:

Willlow i feel ya,it's just something about Wednesday :?: but we're gonna force a positive attitude. :)

Starbrite,I agree with Diana,your hormones and you allowing all those negative thoughts to creep in are causing you to feel like that.As hard as it my be,just try to think about all the positive things you have going on in your life and how blessed you are..then what ever is bothering you won't seem so big.:hug:
I've been going through some weird emotions lately too cause for some strange reason I thought that losing weight would make me totally happy.I'm happy but IDK..(it didn't fix the underlying things that are still there i guest)my friend sent me a good post(I've been trying to copy it for 30 Min's but can't :o) anyway..I'm now searching for another journey since this one is almost over(even though i know I'll have to watch what i eat forever/still exercise) i feel a little empty..it's hard to explain.

:wave:Angie,you post at Night when I'm sleeping :lol: yeah,still jogging along.Hay..you're don't great with your C25K :bravo: you got it now :cp: soon you'll see the results of all your hard work.
keep pushing on.:sumo: i know you don't feel like it somethings :hug: shoot,i don't either ;) but we want to lose this weight so we have to force ourselves to just do it and like you said,afterwards..:woohoo:"we did that things":cool:

:wave:Aimee,keep on keeping on! you're still in the game and that's all that matters! ah..it's good to see you when ever you have the time :hug:

Vixsin,great job on the kitchen :cp:

twinmom,great job on the race :bravo:

As for me..another 199.8 reading :cp:

CutieCourt
03-16-2011, 11:00 AM
Didn't have time to copy and paste from my last post!

15: 245.8
16: 243.2

It gets a little wacky for me around this time
Bc TTOM is usually around the 20th. So this month I am trying to stay positive, focus on not overeating during this time, and getting my exercise in.

Since I did my 5k I have been so overly excited about running. I may be addicted. I joined a running club and in the summer they have a summer run series and if you do 8 out of 10 runs you earn a tech shirt that you can ONLY get by doing the runs! So I'm doin it!!

I was up a little on Monday from Friday (5.8 pounds) but I think that is bc I pushed my body to the MAX all weekend. Did the 5k and the same day I came home and did yard work until dark. On Sunday it was the same thing:)

We have a rent house and we mow the grass over there so all the sticks had to be picked up and i weedeated. My muscles were so sore but I felt good about it. I know that they were retaining water to repair them:)

This weekend is going to be the same thing. Working in the yard, trying to finish some landscaping we started and we are getting a deck built, which we have wanted done for awhile. it's been beautiful outside so it's been nice doing things!

Sorry this post is kinda long! I haven't wrote in a while and wanted to catch everyone up...

Hope all is well! Personals soon!

Vixsin
03-16-2011, 11:20 AM
Yay for you Court! You're doing so great!!! I am SOOO jealous of you being able to work outside!!! We are getting there but not nearly close enough for me! I am so anxious to get out in the yard and rake up the nastiness from the winter!!

Hang in there, Ona!! Just remember that this too shall pass! Think positive thoughts...you are doing so amazing on this journey. This is just a hard time that you're having. Be strong. It'll pass. :hug:

Kukkie84
03-16-2011, 11:37 AM
Hey ladies. Thank you all for your incredible support. It's so great to know that even when nobody else in my circle of family and friends gets how I'm feeling, you guys do. I think it was Shylah who hit the nail on the head for me, I've been losing and gaining the same 10 pounds since last May and it's just frustrating. I definitely need to start tracking my food again, but I guess I just don't have the energy for it just yet, maybe I do need a break from the daily weighing (not for long though). The elliptical is supposed to get delivered to Sears on Friday and then a few more days for them to deliver it to us I think. I'm not giving up the fight, but I think I need those few days to get my mind straightened out again. I'll see you ladies soon and thanks again for your words of wisdom :hug:

love2b150
03-16-2011, 12:02 PM
Quick check in busy busy morning ...

up 0.4lbs this morning, not bad at all. TTOM is still here also. I did so well during the day then had 2 fish cakes and a 1.5 cups of peas for dinner <--- can't resist peas ever... there was also mac n cheese but I only had a small spoon. I have only had time for a slim fast drink this morning and I just ate a slim fast snack bar so only 270-280 calories today so far. Gonna go for a nice hearty salad for lunch. Hope to make it back later for personals have a great day Ladies :hug:

CoCoMonkey
03-16-2011, 12:11 PM
QUICK CHECK IN........I can't believe how much stuff I have to do before April 8th.....the attorney I work for whined like crazy, silly man!!! :dizzy: Evn Though I'm still feeling like a wet noodle, I got in my 12,000 steps yesterday!! Wonderful thoughts for each of you today!!!

2/28: 235.6


1 234.2 ➘ 1.4
2 233.6 ➘ .60
3 234.4 ➚ .80
4 233.1 ➘ 1.3
5 233.5 ➚ .40
6 233.0 ➘ .50
7 231.2 ➘ 1.8
8 231.4 ➚ .20
9 232.2 ➚ .80
10 232.6 ➚ .40
11 232.9 ➚ .30
12 232.3 ➘ .60
13 229.4 ➘ 2.9
14 232.2 ➚ 2.8 (day 26 Of Ttom)
15 231.2 ➘ 1.0 (day 27 Of Ttom)
16 231.1 ➘ .10 (day 28 Of Ttom)

Kel

Gale02
03-16-2011, 01:28 PM
1: 239.8
2: 241.4
3: 241.6
4: 240.4
5: 240.0
6: 242.0
7: 239.4
8: 238.6
9: 239.8
10: 238.0
11: 237.2
12: 238.6
13: 238.2
14: 236.8
15: 238.4
16: 238.0

This one surprised me. Not only did I have pizza last night, I played 2 hours of volleyball and ate a truckload of sugar. (BOO for the sugar. :() I hope it doesn't catch up with me tomorrow.

Matilda08
03-16-2011, 01:29 PM
2/28 220.4 I would like to get below 215 for March


1: 220.0
2: 217.8 finally back down
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SwimGirl
03-16-2011, 02:03 PM
Angie - I'm thinking about starting running, thinking about doing a running clinic from Running Room, but I haven't fully decided. I wonder if I'm too heavy to run.. :o I am hoping it was water weight, I'll know in a little bit :) Great job getting out of the 220's :D

Diana - hello to you skinny ;)

starbrite - I have to agree with the other ladies, part of those thoughts are from TOM. I always call it my "reality", because I feel like I see things so clearly, even if it is always in a negative light.. :lol: You will get those 20 pounds off, so don't give up on that!

Coondocks - there is no way you've gained that much, it's got to be water retention, when is TOM coming?

Roxy - you are seriously a workout machine!!

Ona - thanks :) I might slow, but I'm still working on things! Great job holding onto onderland, I am SO impressed with how dedicated you are :D

Kukkie - sometimes we all need a break from daily weighing, or I did anyways! Don't stay away too long! :D

:wave: to everyone I might have missed :D I will be back later with my WI!

-Aimee

nicole8705
03-16-2011, 02:09 PM
2/28 - 224.0

1. 225.6 (+1.6)
2. 222.7 (-2.9) Finally a whoosh. I was so worried that having pizza last night would cause a gain like it did last month, but instead, YAY!!!
3. 222.6 (-0.1) Didn't expect much after my whoosh, just happy it didn't go up.
4. 222.2 (-0.4)
5. 222.0 (-0.2) I guess slow and steady wins the race. I am happy though to see it going DOWN and not up.
6. 220.6 (-1.4) Sick today but happy with the weightloss. Has soup (sodium central). Probably be up tomorrow but at least I already know why.
7. 220.6 (0.0) Same weight. Still sick.
8. 224.6 (+4.0) Ugh I absolutely HATE being sick.
9. 222.0 (-2.6) YAY! The weight I gained when I was sick is starting to come off.
10. 220.6 (-2.0) Thank god! I was so worried that the 220.6 I had days ago was a fluke. This is now my lowest weigh so far.
11. 220.4 (0.2) Did not actually sleep because I work nights and had a AM appointment that I could not reschedule.
12. 220.4 (0.0) SAME
13. 220.0 (-0.4)
14. 219.6 (-0.4)
15. 219.4 (-0.2)
16. 219.4 (0.0) SAME
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Busy day today. Will try to come back later for personals.

Coondocks
03-16-2011, 03:03 PM
Angie - I'm thinking about starting running, thinking about doing a running clinic from Running Room, but I haven't fully decided. I wonder if I'm too heavy to run.. :o I am hoping it was water weight, I'll know in a little bit :) Great job getting out of the 220's :D

Diana - hello to you skinny ;)

starbrite - I have to agree with the other ladies, part of those thoughts are from TOM. I always call it my "reality", because I feel like I see things so clearly, even if it is always in a negative light.. :lol: You will get those 20 pounds off, so don't give up on that!

Coondocks - there is no way you've gained that much, it's got to be water retention, when is TOM coming?

Roxy - you are seriously a workout machine!!

Ona - thanks :) I might slow, but I'm still working on things! Great job holding onto onderland, I am SO impressed with how dedicated you are :D

Kukkie - sometimes we all need a break from daily weighing, or I did anyways! Don't stay away too long! :D

:wave: to everyone I might have missed :D I will be back later with my WI!

-Aimee


TOM has been and gone as of tuesday, thats' what's throwing me way off with that weigh in. At least it's aggrevating me to press on rather than fall back thats a good thing.

You should totally take up a running clinic, Im going to do up the C25K on my treadmill . . . Im determined to run through Assiniboine park or the forks this spring

Cutie - that runnign club sounds like a lot of fun, and I don't know what it is but I'd be all over getting that shirt :)

Ona - Holding strong in ONEderland, way to go!!

Vix - Cleaning machine, I need to do that one of these days, but i think rearranging my living room, getting rid of toys and furniture and moving a treadmill will have to do for now :D

Kukkie - You do what you need to do, I needed a break too and it helped my mentality (though some days you can't really tell :p ) we'll be here when you're ready to come back :hug:

FitGirly - You will def get lower, you've got all the tools set and you're body just needs to accept that you will win in the long run and change it how YOU want it :) I hope you're right about it being water weight, but Im sure being able to jog and do some incline walks every day will help get things rolling again.

Hi to everyone I missed . . . my tantrum is over ha ha!

FitGirlyGirl
03-16-2011, 03:13 PM
Diana - I do at least an hour of cardio Mon. - Sat. Sundays I either take it easy or take the day off from exercise entirely depending on how I feel that week. There are days that I end up with 2 hours or more of cardio and lots of days that I get my structured hour in and then get lots of incidental activity just by taking care of life - walk the dog, clean the house, etc. I'm also doing weights 3-5 times each week, usually for an hour. I'm becoming a gym rat, which is not something I ever thought would apply to me. I use a bodybugg to count my calorie burns and they are usually a bit over 3,000 each day. Yesterday I had 3622. I try to eat enough to keep my calorie deficit at 1,000-1,200, but it creeps up to 1,500 sometimes.

Bulletproof - Krav Maga is kind of like mixed martial arts except that there's more martial and less art. There aren't a whole lot of forms and rules and things other than to learn how to do things most efficiently without hurting yourself while hurting the bad guy as much as possible. It is based on the fighting style taught to the Mossad (Israeli special forces).

Diana3271
03-16-2011, 03:57 PM
FitGirlyGirl Hmm, you are getting enough cardio!

OnaMi
03-16-2011, 04:13 PM
It's ok to be slow Aimee,this is not a marathon,it takes time to figure and work all this stuff,you're still fighting so that's all that matters.Thanks, just dedicated to changing my lifestyle cause i really don't want to be fat any more.Being smaller won't solve everything but it'll help.:)

Great job Cutie,2.6 :cp: the running club sounds nice,you've found something that you like and that means a lot.That deck will be nice.Great job on the yard! yeah..time for yard work :dizzy: I need to call my yard man*sigh*

Thanks Vixsin :hug: I'm fine :)

KuKKie :hug:

:wave:Love

:wave:Kel :hug:

Gale,great job on the .4!:)

Matilda,great job on the .2!:)

Thanks Coon :lol: by the skin of my teeth :)

FitGirl,you are amazing! :)

opheliaphoenix
03-16-2011, 05:17 PM
Weighed in at 240.4 this morning, so another -0.6 gone. Getting very close to my March goal of getting safely out of the 240s...just gotta keep it up, no stalling now! :lifter:

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Angie - Way to go with the C25k! This will be nice motivation for when I start mine in April, lol. You're doing great! :)

Twinmomma - Yet again, your running amazes me! I can't imagine ever running that long or that far. You're like a machine! ;)

Diana - Thank you!

Starbrite - Aww, I'm sorry you're feeling that way right now. I have no advice to give that hasn't already been given, but wanted to send some :hug: your way!

Coondocks - Keep your chin up, especially now that your treadmill is there! Just use this as fuel to show that scale who's boss later! ;)

Kukkie - Do what you need to do to restore yourself, and we will see you soon!

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I know I missed quite a few of you, but about half way through this, I realized I'm running out of time...sorry about that, and :wave:! Love and strength to you all! :grouphug:

CutieCourt
03-16-2011, 05:48 PM
Vix: that's the joys of living in Texas!! Southeast at that! We get NO winter, maybe 1-2 months and it's lows of 30-40, sometimes 20's but when it's like that we all freak out and are buttoned up from
Head to toe!! on thanksgiving it was sunny, I wore shorts, and we fried a turkey outside...lols!!! Downside: it's extremely humid all summer long and we don't really get seasons :/

Ona: the yard man??? What's that? Lol! It's great being outside! I think I was a cat in another lifetime because I could just sunbathe all day long!

Coon: I'm not sure what the shirt is either...LOL...but hey..if I can win a prize I'm all about it:) I didnt even know the club existed until a couple of months ago! I'm hoping they inspire me to keep going and stay on track just as much as this thread!

ParadiseFalls
03-16-2011, 08:47 PM
Hi ladies! Seeing Rango tonight with my best friend. I budgeted for :corn:, even though I'm trying to watch my sodium (shh!). I've been chugging water like a madwoman all day to try to offset it. Hope it works!

1: 265.4
2: 266
3: no weigh-in; too early
4: 263.4 (+.8)
5: 262.6
6: 261.4
7: 259.6
8. 260.4
9. 259
10. 259.4
11. 258 (-5.4)
12. 257.6
13. 259.4
14. 259.4
15. 258.8
16. 258.2 :tantrum:
17.
18.

ophelia, you're kicking butt! :high:

Ona, awesome job staying in Onederland!!

BulletProof, congrats on hitting Elliptical Weight ;)

MamaP, congrats on the whoosh! Sorry it had to follow a stomach bug :(

Coondocks, hang in there! :hug:

willowgirl, here's some :dust: for you! ;]

Diana, congrats on hitting 154!! Is that a new low?

twinmomma, hmm, I never considered maybe I'm just sodium-sensitive. I love my salt!! I'm going to try to cut down and see if it helps.

Starbrite, sorry you're feeling down! :hug: At least you have the funny teenagers to brighten your day :D

:wave: to everyone else!

Diana3271
03-16-2011, 10:17 PM
Willow Stay strong. Great job on the .2.

Coondocks Hi :wave: It takes me a couple days to get rid of the water weight from TTOM.

Vixsin Keep on keeping on!

Kris Great job!

Bulletproof Congrats on the 2 pounds!

Ona Hi :wave:

Cutie Dang! 2.6 pounds is awesome!

Kukkie Yay on you getting the elliptical soon!

Love2b150 Hi :wave:

Cocomonkey Congrats on having a surgery date scheduled!

Gale Congrats on the .4!

Matilda Hi :wave:

Aimee Hi :wave:

Nicole Hi :wave:

Fitgirlygirl You are getting an amazing amount of exercise!

Opheliaphoenix No stalling for you! You will be out of the 240's. Congrats on the .6!

Paradise Why the tantrum on today's date? I think .6 is an awesome loss!

Angie
03-16-2011, 10:55 PM
I'm up .6 to 219.2 not sure why, but there it is.

Dear 219lbs, yes we meet again, but tomorrow I'm leaving you, and I won't be back. We had our time together and you have to move on to find someone who will appreciate you more than I can now. I wish you nothing but the best.

Diana -- congrats on your .2 :)

Pamatga -- It's tough to lose weight when you have to eat in restaurants often. Is there a way for you to prepare food ahead (on the weekend maybe?) and freeze it or divide it up to eat throughout the week? I marinate 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts in olive oil, lemon, salt, pepper and rosemary...then cook them quickly one night -- then I have yummy chicken ready for salads, sandwiches, wraps, pasta, etc etc. Just throw some salsa on put it in a tortilla and it's delicious!

Aimee -- I did the Running Room program a long time ago, and there were others there who were bigger than me at the time. I'd say I was about the same weight I am now back then. I really loved it, but I found it really hard -- I think I pushed myself to match the speed of everyone else and I just should have gone at a pace that was comfortable for me.

Coondocks -- Ouch! How frustrating. Get on that treadmill and take out your frustrations....throw down with those fake pounds! :sumo:

Roxy -- Sorry it's going slowly for you. :hug:

Kris -- Hey, welcome back! Great job this month...you're doing great. How is it going with the extended family in the house?

Bulletproof -- You're doing great! Congratulations on your big WHOOSH!

Ona -- I'm late again! Just can't seem to get the time to check in the morning lately. Do you know the speed you're running at? I'm pretty slow, but I chug along.

Court -- I'm so jealous hearing about your landscaping and grass cutting...spring is very slow in coming here this year. Today was the first spring like day we've had and it was all I could do to keep myself out of the garden centres!

Kukkie -- I hope our beautiful spring-like day today lifted your spirits a little. :Hug:

Rennie -- I'm sending you all my peas. I don't mind them, but they are not a favourite. I'll trade you for string beans. :)

Kel -- Congrats on your 12000 steps!

Ophelia -- Way to go on your .6! Keep working at it :)

Paradise -- I am going to see that movie soon with DS -- let me know how you like it please. When it comes to movie popcorn I just expect the gain the next day, and if it doesn't happen, great!

FitGirlyGirl
03-16-2011, 11:12 PM
I have begun to actually enjoy working out, and not just the fun stuff like zumba. I LOVE my time with my weights. I adore the elliptical. I still don't love running, but I'm still pretty new to it and not so good at it, so I think I'll get there. I really like fight training. It is actually very difficult for me to take days completely off because I do love the exercise so much. This is all very strange to me since I have avoided physical activity as much as possible almost my entire life.


Coondocks - I'm sure having the treadmill there will help.

Ophelia - Congrats on being so close to your March goal at only halfway through the month.

Vixsin
03-16-2011, 11:18 PM
I am glad to say that the downstairs of my house is complete. All that's left are the bedrooms. I'll tackle DS's tomorrow. They just need to be straightened up and vacuumed and the laundry put away. LOL So far, it's working well. I am finding it easier to make the time to clean everything up completely after the meal is finished because the kitchen is so nice and orderly. I am liking the feeling that all of my work will pay off and be very easy for me AND DS to maintain. :crossed: Once the cleaning is done, then the hardcore organization happens. I carved out a chunk of Saturday afternoon to work on what I've got here. I've got some shelves and stuff to put up.

SwimGirl
03-16-2011, 11:34 PM
Alright, my turn for a tantrum! The scale was UP .9 this morning, for no reason possible, I'm actually eating better, having more veggies... and NOT going 2 days with only eating pizza. Yup, I just admitted to that. Anyways, I'm just frustrated. :(

-Aimee

MamaP
03-16-2011, 11:39 PM
Kris -- Hey, welcome back! Great job this month...you're doing great. How is it going with the extended family in the house?


Thank you. It's amazing having my daughter and grandbabies here. Busy, chaotic some, but great. I let myself get sidetracked though and gained nearly 20 pounds in the last four months - have only this past week gotten my head back on straight. At least the scale is finally moving in the right direction. I'm working out again and really watching and tracking what I eat, so hopefully I'll be seeing the 2-teens and beyond soon.

I've been lurking and reading, just not doing a lot of posting. I don't have as much time to hang out on 3FC in the evenings any longer. It seems that a lot of you ladies are doing fantastic.

reptogirl
03-17-2011, 01:51 AM
1-323.2
2-322 -1.2
3-321-1 total 2.2
4-320.8 -.2 total 2.4
5.321.2 +.4 total 2
6. 321.6 +.4 total 1.6 come back weight loss
7. 321.4 -.2 total 1.8 i will take any loss i can get thank you scale
8.320.6 -.8 total 2.6 thank you for being nice scale i loves you
9. 319.2 -1.4 total 4 scale you are truly kind today-much love
10. 319.4 +.2 total 3.8
11. 321.2 +1.8 total 2 hmmmmm---almost tom...its gonna get ugly!
12. 322 +.8 total 1.2 tom how i hate you
13. 321.8 -.2 total 1.4 tom ended me up in the er
14. 320.8 -1 total 2.4
15. 321.4 +.6 total 1.8 thats what 840 calories of taco bell dinner gets you!
16.323 +1.6 total .2 disgusted.

.2 for the month so far...wow...i am sick...its this stupid tom, added with not very good choices, i just keep slipping farther and farther away..and it has to stop!!!i refuse to let food control my body so much... like tonight i had 2 cupcakes...why? just because they were there...im not even a big fan of cupcakes...couldn't i of just had one..because i see skinny people eating a lot, i think i can too. but on the positive note, the cupcakes were my only bad choice of the day, so i will get back to better eating..i will, and the weather is starting to get nice...at least this week, so there is no excuse for me not to at least take a little walk, anything...okay sorry for the ramblings..just upset tonight.

starbrite
03-17-2011, 03:18 AM
:grouphug: morning !!
Seems there's a few of us struggling recently. Hope we can give each other the strength to keep moving and making good choices.
After my meltdown yesterday I feel a bit brighter today. I felt so low, that when the rest of my family had pizza, when no-one was looking I stuffed a piece in my mouth :nono: I had the intention of eating it, but I didn't. Some force stronger than the pizza :jeno: removed it from my mouth :D Close call, but I claim victory. It has been my bete noire all along, but I can honestly say I probably will never eat it again after last night.:kickbutt:
Down 1.1, nearly lost the water, hangover, TOM weight. Been a rough week !!

Diana3271
03-17-2011, 08:40 AM
Good Morning! :wave:

Calories for yesterday: 1440 + Morning Joe

Weigh In: 153.4

Down: .6

carter
03-17-2011, 09:02 AM
'morning everyone. :coffee: Not all the way awake yet, have to stumble off to work. And, I've bounced up again to 196. Bleh.

MamaP
03-17-2011, 09:36 AM
Feb 28: 228

1: 227.6
2: 227
3: 227.4
4: 226.8
5:
6:
7: 228
8: 227.6 (First trip to the gym)
9: 227.2
10: 228.2 (too much sodium yesterday)
11: 229.4 (Zumba last night)
12:
13: 230.2
14: 226.0 (stomach bug)
15: 225
16: 222.2
17: 223 :(

I'm hoping that bounce back is due to muscle soreness because I am being soooo good with my food/water/exercise. I am sooooo sore today. Also am coming down with the flu or a cold (both grandbabies are sick) - yuk.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone. Will try to get back in a little while for personals.

fitkristi
03-17-2011, 09:38 AM
February 28 - 196.4

1. 196.1 -.3
2: 194.6 -1.5
3: 195.3 +.7
4: 194.7 -.6
5: 193.3 -1.4
6: 194.4 +1.1
7: 195.0 +.6
8: 195.0 - 0
9: 195.7 +.7
10: 196.9 +1.2
11: 197.6 +.7
12: 194.5 -3.1
13: 197.0 +2.5
14: 196.0 -1 TOM (FINALLY!)
15: 195.0 -1 TOM
16: 194.5 -.5 TOM
17: 193.0 -1.5 TOM

Finally I'm back down! Sorry I've been kinda MIA - felt like I needed to take a little break from 3FC (other than posting my weights) but I feel better and am back on track. Now I'm off to catch up on what everyone here has been up to!

Coondocks
03-17-2011, 10:29 AM
170.4 much better than yesterday but Im still not amused.

I love my treadmill, it's quiet enough to do some heart pumping incline walking while Jack is sleeping, haven't tried jogging on it yet - for some reason I feel the need to 'break it in'

Kristi - Glad to see you back :carrot: we all need a break every now and again, you're going strong - keep it up!!!

Mama - No worries with the little bounce, you've got good numbers this month and it seems March is the Bump month, you'll have it gone in no time :)

Carter - seriously, I think March is bump month its so bizarre. You're rocking ONEderland, don't give it a second thought, you'll woosh down out of those 190's before you know it.

Star - Take that TOM!! Nicely done :D :D

Diana - Ever the super star, have you decided on a maintanence weight or just keep at it till your body decides for you? Im curious to see what one does when they get to the point you're at . . . I haven't thought that far ahead yet.

Repto - Dont be upset, just take it as a learning experience. You know you didn't want the cupcakes for any reason other than they were there, so work with that. When I figured out that's what I was doing, i would make myself wait 15 minutes before eating what I thought I wanted until I figured why I wanted it, it helped a lot. Stay strong!!! :hug:

Vix - I loved when my house was completely clean and organized, having let that lapse for too long drives me nuts. I've got the living room finished and sadly thats it :( spring can't come early enough to open the windows and clear everything out.

Aimee - your scale is being a pain too . . . its a conspiracy. Eating better, more veg, better choices . . . you're doing it all, the scale will catch up wether it likes it or not.

Ona - by the skin of your teeth or not, you're doing fantastic Lady, keep taht zen and keep kicking butt!!

Angie - Ouch indeed, but at least I had the angry WTF kind of attitude when I saw it and not the Oh crap I might as well give up. It would have been too easy to go that route but so much support here has changed that mentality and Im uber excited to catch up to you in C25K :)

I'll be back for everyone else . . . should get some work donw :p

Vixsin
03-17-2011, 10:37 AM
I just have to say out loud that I am NOT defined by my scale!!!! I am defined by how good I feel and the changes I can now see and feel on the inside and out!

I say that affirmation this morning because I am up yet another .6 this morning to 205.2. Stupid scale! :tantrum:

My scale isn't going to make me go off plan today. Take that!!!!

Dumb scale... LOL

CoCoMonkey
03-17-2011, 11:13 AM
GOOD MORNING!! Thanks for the well wishes! Scale is creeping down, apparently I need to visit every ounce :p.
Only 14 days of actual work before I'm off for 4 weeks, my attorney is literally freaking out, which in turn amps up my stress, but hey...he IS an attorney.. LOL!
so I apologize for not getting into personals but a giant group :hug: to everyone! Keep on keeping on, no matter what your situation, you are doing great!!! :carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:


2/28: 235.6


1 234.2 ➘ 1.4
2 233.6 ➘ .60
3 234.4 ➚ .80
4 233.1 ➘ 1.3
5 233.5 ➚ .40
6 233.0 ➘ .50
7 231.2 ➘ 1.8
8 231.4 ➚ .20
9 232.2 ➚ .80
10 232.6 ➚ .40
11 232.9 ➚ .30
12 232.3 ➘ .60
13 229.4 ➘ 2.9
14 232.2 ➚ 2.8 (DAY 26 OF TTOM)
15 231.2 ➘ 1.0 (DAY 27 OF TTOM)
16 231.1 ➘ .10 (DAY 28 OF TTOM)
17 230.9 ➘ .20 (DAY 29 OF TTOM)

Kel

OnaMi
03-17-2011, 11:18 AM
Ophelia,great job!:)

Paradise,you're doing great! staying aware of everything and I'm w/Diana :?: .6 is
great!:cp:

Cutie.I love the outdoors too :)

Angie,don't worry bout when you post :hug: as long as we see you from time to time,it's all good :) it's like we are a little family :) (i miss Leah:( ) Anywho..
On the running..no I'm not that technical w/it :lol: I just try to control my breathing and after I get comfortable at a certain pace and my breathing is comfortable then i go faster.Keep working at it and you'll find your groove :) you're staying with it(that's the most important thing) and eventually automatically you'll get faster.:) shoot..people pass me walking while I'm jogging sometimes :lol:..I also say postive things to myself(while jogging) like i can do it,just a little more,I'm not tired.stuff like that.Plus i think about all of you guys pushing to do stuff and i think to myself,If they can push then i can too!:)

Aimee,you're doing great! the scale will catch up.you're doing the most important things..changing your lifestyle slowly,staying focus on what you eat,eating more healthier and in doing those things ..the weight has to come off :)

:wave:Kris,good to see you :hug: getting your groove back :bravo:I'm happy for you!:)

FitGirl,I'm w/you..I'll always walk and jog now cause i like it.The friends I've made while on the track! the feeling of the fresh morning air! the beauty of the moon/stars that are still out at 6:30am :love:

Aww Carter,you're probably up cause you didn't get enough sleep or didn't get all your sleep out. Have a good day and rest well tonight :hug:

Reptogirl,fight on :sumo: :hug:

Great job on the .6 Diana! still on the move:cp:

Coon,you're doing great! you've got your treadmill now! you're staying on top of things! and really..your weight(the way you look) really is at a good place.Don't be so hard on yourself :hug: you're just cruising into goal now :cool: thanks!:)

Starbrite,great job on the 1.1 :cp: now that's willpower my friend :high: :bravo:

As for me..down .8 to 199.0..I'm gonna eat the same things or better yet,the same amount.. i ate yesterday:lol:

ShylahEQ
03-17-2011, 11:29 AM
Diana - Question for you.. did you use a prescription progesterone cream or an OTC one?

Diana3271
03-17-2011, 11:34 AM
Diana - Question for you.. did you use a prescription progesterone cream or an OTC one?

Here's links to what I used. There's also reviews that you can read.

http://www.vitacost.com/Emerita-Pro-Gest

http://www.vitacost.com/Emerita-Pro-Gest-48-Packets

http://www.vitacost.com/Emerita-Pro-Gest-Cream

FitGirlyGirl
03-17-2011, 11:58 AM
Next week Wednesday is my birthday. I have already decided that I will be taking the day partially off as far as food goes. For one thing, there WILL be cake. I'm not getting a huge cake so that there are leftovers in my house though. I'm going request a small one with just enough for however many people are around to have 1 piece each (admittedly my piece will probably be large :o). If we do have leftovers then they will go to some other house. I will probably be going out to dinner with the hubby. I am trying to decide if I am going to keep my workout schedule intact (I'm scheduled to be in the gym for 3 hours that day, 2 in the morning and 1 with the trainer in the afternoon), if I want to workout, but find something new and different to do (we may go climb a mountain), or if I want to take the day off from workouts too. I posted a thread in the weight loss support section, but I'd like to hear what you guys would do if it were you as well.

As for my weigh in today, I am down .2 to 184.4 :yay:


Vixsin - I'm glad your spring cleaning is going well. Can you send me some of your motivation for that? I'm sorry your scale is being a jerk. Good job on having a good attitude about it, it can't win if you don't let it.

Aimee - There is probably some reason that you haven't thought of or don't know about. Is it close to TOM, did you work out hard yesterday, have you hurt yourself (sometimes my scale will pop up and then I'll find a bruise or something). If you are eating properly then you know it can't be fat and it will pass. :hug:

reptogirl - :hug: It's a hard fight and sometimes we're winning and sometimes we're losing. We just have to work hard toward winning more often than losing with this battle. You'll make it.

starbrite - :congrat: on victory over the pizza! Good job girl!

Diana - Look at you with your bad weight loss self, down .6 indeed. Maybe your doc was right?

carter - sorry for the bounce :hug:

MamaP - It is probably from the soreness. I get that a lot. It will pass, hang in there. I hope you and your grandbabies are better soon. :hug:

FitKristi - Welcome back, glad to see the scale is going in the right direction.

Coondocks - I don't know what brand your treadmill is, but when I bought mine I was actually told to walk first to 'break it in', so it's maybe a good idea. I had forgotten all about that until you said that. I'm glad you like yours and I wish mine were that quiet.

CoCo - I'm sorry you have so much stress, but yay for vacation time almost here :yay:

One - I don't know about this 6:30am business, but otherwise I completely agree, LOL Congrats on the .8


Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone who celebrates it. :patrick: Happy Thursday to everyone who doesn't. :D

nicole8705
03-17-2011, 12:17 PM
2/28 - 224.0

1. 225.6 (+1.6)
2. 222.7 (-2.9) Finally a whoosh. I was so worried that having pizza last night would cause a gain like it did last month, but instead, YAY!!!
3. 222.6 (-0.1) Didn't expect much after my whoosh, just happy it didn't go up.
4. 222.2 (-0.4)
5. 222.0 (-0.2) I guess slow and steady wins the race. I am happy though to see it going DOWN and not up.
6. 220.6 (-1.4) Sick today but happy with the weightloss. Has soup (sodium central). Probably be up tomorrow but at least I already know why.
7. 220.6 (0.0) Same weight. Still sick.
8. 224.6 (+4.0) Ugh I absolutely HATE being sick.
9. 222.0 (-2.6) YAY! The weight I gained when I was sick is starting to come off.
10. 220.6 (-2.0) Thank god! I was so worried that the 220.6 I had days ago was a fluke. This is now my lowest weigh so far.
11. 220.4 (0.2) Did not actually sleep because I work nights and had a AM appointment that I could not reschedule.
12. 220.4 (0.0) SAME
13. 220.0 (-0.4)
14. 219.6 (-0.4)
15. 219.4 (-0.2)
16. 219.4 (0.0) SAME
17. 221.8 (+2.4) I kind of had a feeling this was going to happen. I have been so lazy with staying on plan. I think I saw the scale going down and thought I could slack off a bit. Obviously I was wrong.
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ParadiseFalls
03-17-2011, 01:02 PM
Top o' the mornin' to you, ladies! :patrick:

Survived popcorn (no butter but LOADED with extra salt) with no gain, so I guess I can't complain.

1: 265.4
2: 266
3: no weigh-in; too early
4: 263.4 (+.8)
5: 262.6
6: 261.4
7: 259.6
8. 260.4
9. 259
10. 259.4
11. 258 (-5.4)
12. 257.6
13. 259.4
14. 259.4
15. 258.8
16. 258.2
17. 258.2 fingers crossed for a whoosh tomorrow.
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Diana, just whining because I was hoping I'd be back down to my pre-bounce weight by now. :dizzy: Nice drop to you!!

Angie, Rango was soooo cute :D I loved it!

Vixsin, congrats on your house progress! I love the feeling of getting moved into a new place.

SwimGirl, I know how you feel. :bomb: Hang in there!

starbrite, WOW! I'm so impressed by your willpower! There's no way a piece of pizza would ever be LEAVING my mouth :lol:

Kristi, nice whoosh and welcome back!

Ona, congrats on your whoosh!

Vixsin
03-17-2011, 01:17 PM
Thanks for the support, guys. I'm not in a "bad" place. More just really frustrated at my scale this morning. I am back to Monday's weight and for some reason, today, it made me mad. Thankfully though, I do not have ANY negative self talk that I am battling today about it! That's a minor miracle in itself. I am confident in my choices. I will let that confidence guide me right now.

Both of my hips are bothering me today. I guess it's from all of the running up and down the stairs I've been doing this week with all of the cleaning. I really don't know so that's what I'm going with.

I really think there is something to being stuck at a certain weight for a long time and now having a hard time getting past that number. I feel that is exactly where I am at right now. This is the weight that I've always been at. Give or take 1 or 2 lbs. This is the point at which I always get stuck. This must be the number. I am committed even more than ever because of that. My scale doesn't own me, I DO!

I felt so strongly about this today that I have changed my March challenge from getting into Onederland to getting PAST 205 and getting to my halfway point of 202 lbs. I can and WILL do this!!

Thanks again, you guys! I am so thankful for all of you!!

Bulletproof Heart
03-17-2011, 01:18 PM
TOM can say any number it wants as long as its below 275 by the time it goes :lol: woke up late so no personals need to get some elliptical time in before class, at least I dont have to go in till 5:30 its beautiful today!
1: 284.4
2: 283.2
3: 282.4
4: 281.8
5: 280.6
6: 280.4
7: 279.6
8: 279.4
9: 278.4
10.277.6
11.277.4
12.277.4
13.278.2
14.276.4 -1.8(TOM)
15.277.6 +1.2(TOM)
16.275.6 -2.0(TOM)
17.277.0 +1.4(TOM)

MamaP
03-17-2011, 02:06 PM
:yikes: There are fresh Krispy Kreme Donuts in the breakroom. :devil: A week ago I would have been all over that . . . today, not so much! I'm having my planned snack - delicious Greek Yogurt.

:dust:

Diana3271
03-17-2011, 03:12 PM
Starbrite Congrats on the 1.1 pounds!

Carter Hi :wave:

Kris If you are sore, the bounce could be from that.

Kristi Great job on the 1.5 pounds!

Coondocks My Endo mentioned 145. I'm thinking 150. I've recently bought some clothes and they felt tight during TTOM. I'm thinking if I get to 150 my clothes won't be tight during TTOM. If I get to 145 my clothes might be too big during the rest of the month. Also, I have a concern about looking too thin. :dunno: Bottom line I don't know, LOL. :lol: Yay on the treadmill!

Vixsin Keep your focus. You have been through this before. Keep your focus! It will pay off for you.

CoCoMonkey Great job!

Ona Congrats on the .8!

Fitgirlygirl I've been planning my birthday and it's not until July! :lol: I normally go for a 3 pound lobster. I still don't know if I can have that because of my allergy. If not I am going to have an amazing steak dinner with a very small order of fettucini alfredo. I haven't figured out my chocolate dessert, yet. Give me time to think it through. I'm sure I will come up with something! ;) I think it's a good plan not to have any leftovers. I hope you enjoy your birthday meal. I would do your workout, though.

Nicole No slacking! :kickbutt: You've worked too hard for that!

Paradise Hi :wave: I hope you get that whoosh!

Bulletproof Great job on hitting the gym early.

Kris Stay strong against the donuts!

Bulletproof Heart
03-17-2011, 04:05 PM
@Diana3271

:lol: no gym I have an elliptical in the one room in my house

Diana3271
03-17-2011, 04:22 PM
@Diana3271

:lol: no gym I have an elliptical in the one room in my house

:lol: Home gym! :lol: ;)

Angie
03-17-2011, 05:06 PM
Good afternoon everyone! I'm taking some vacation time this afternoon...popped 2 chickens in the oven...and just relaxing before DS gets home :) I just received the news that my Grama is in the hospital -- she's generally unwell all the time, but lives in her home with my aunt and a nurse taking care of her, but her breathing was very laboured and so she needed to be there. I'll likely go visit tonight, and hopefully it will be a short stay for her.

I'm down 1lb to 218.2 today, so glad to see some positive movement after a rough start to this month.

To everyone struggling this week - it's always a challenge, isn't it? It takes nerves of steel to do this weight loss thing, and the patience of a saint...some kind of cross between Superman and Mother Theresa. Hang in there, don't let the pizza get to you. :nono: Just face each challenge knowing you only have to make it through today, make good choices just for today...then get up tomorrow and tell yourself the same thing. :)

Kris -- It's amazing how quickly the weight can creep back on isn't it? I'm glad you're back with us...post when you can, we're always here. :hug: Good for you for resisting the donuts!

Diana -- Congrats on your .6! I was reading somewhere that once you get closer to goal you see the difference in your body in smaller amounts lost, eg/ that at that point you'll notice a difference each time you lose 5lbs...has that been true for you? Are you cycling through sizes faster, or did you, as you approached the end?

Kristi -- welcome back, looks like you're on a roll now!

Coondocks -- Congrats on the scale coming back down to reality, and on the new treadmill! Enjoy!

Ona -- Yes, I get my motivation from here too sometimes. I remind myself that I'm a capable person, and good health is not off limits to me all the time. Seeing what others are achieving here really helps. Congrats on your .8 today!

Nicole -- It's a small setback don't sweat it. Stick to your plan and you'll be back on the right track in no time.

Bulletproof -- Great attitude about TOM, let him have his way for a few days, as long as he leaves things in the right state when he leaves!

pamatga
03-17-2011, 06:19 PM
2/28:272.6 lbs.

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Diana3271
03-17-2011, 06:56 PM
Diana -- Congrats on your .6! I was reading somewhere that once you get closer to goal you see the difference in your body in smaller amounts lost, eg/ that at that point you'll notice a difference each time you lose 5lbs...has that been true for you? Are you cycling through sizes faster, or did you, as you approached the end?


Angie Thank you. Yes, I can kinda see that. That's why I'm thinking getting to 145 may be too low. I think all my new clothes will be too big. Also, I just bought some Medium shirts in the last couple of months. I could probably fit in a small now.

I wanted to add: for those with trouble spots, meaning I have always been very pear/bell shaped. When I gain weight, it all goes to my butt, thighs, and hips. I have always hated this because it has been so difficult buying clothing. You will lose the major part of that area last. I don't think I am even considered pear shaped anymore. My friend told me recently that I am no longer pear shaped. I still have legs, hips, and a butt, but it is not out of proportion any longer. I am very happy with this. So, if you have an area that you hate, you will probably lose it in the last 10 pounds. Or it will at least get to where you can tolerate it. :lol:

Bulletproof Heart
03-18-2011, 12:15 AM
:lol: Home gym! :lol: ;)

:lol: kind of, if my treadmill didnt die D: my dad needs to look at it and see if it can be fixed its funny it died the day I got my elliptical

starbrite
03-18-2011, 03:16 AM
Morning ladies -Interview day. Got a very cute dress on and I look very smart, but have a red nose like Rudolph because I have a stinking cold. Oh well perhaps I'll get pity points :D
Down 0.4 today.
TGIF :dancer:

opheliaphoenix
03-18-2011, 03:24 AM
I was running behind this morning, so no weigh-in for me today, but I still wanted to pop in here and say hello. Not sure what to expect on the scale tomorrow...I've been feeling sick most of the day, and I have cramps and bloating from **** itself it seems! Due to an ever-inconsistent cycle (or very likely PCOS, haven't been able to make it to the doctor yet), I haven't had TOM but once or twice in the past year, so not sure if this is him trying to come back into town or not. It certainly feels like it, though! Ugh. I still have psuedo symptoms around the same time every few months or so, so it's anyone's guess really. Have any of you ladies here ever experienced this?

ParadiseFalls - Thanks! Also, good idea getting in a ton of water before the movie, mine has always been a hurried afterthought, lol. And, congrats on maintaining even with the load of salt! How was it? The movie, I mean. :p

Diana - Thank you! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for tomorrow's weigh-in, but with all this bloating, I'm not sure I should be so hopeful...lol.

Angie - Haha, love the little Dear John letter. And, I also wanted to say that I hope your grandma gets well very soon...sending positive energy your family's way!

FitGirly - I can't wait until the same thing "clicks" with me. I have a feeling that, some day, I'm really going to love all this physical activity. Happy for you that you've already found that mindset! ALSO...this is completely random, but I just noticed something in your sig and it was too coincidental for me not to say something. You and I quit smoking on the exact same day! :dizzy: Granted, I was bad and shared a couple with some friends on a couple occasions past that date (:o), but it was my actual "I've Quit" date. Anyways, had to say something, sorry about that...lol.

Vixsin - How much do you charge!? You should come over and clean my house; I just can't get up the motivation! Hahah. Then again, I think the airfare to get here would be twice as expensive, so I suppose I'm on my own. I'm sure my Spring Cleaning bug will kick in soon, though...always seems to happen around the start of April. P.S. I read your following posts, and I agree -- YOU CAN DO IT! :cheer2:

Starbrite - Way to go with that pizza! I've been proud of myself for passing on pizza before, but I have yet to be able to resist once it has already touch my tongue! You have some incredible willpower! ETA: Good luck on the interview today!

FitKristi and Ona - Congrats on getting back down, girls!

To everyone who is struggling, keep at it and it will come off! It's very frustrating, but the scale always seems to find a way to and cut you a little slack if you just stay consistent. :grouphug:

Diana3271
03-18-2011, 06:38 AM
Good Morning and TGIF! :dance:

I had a bad combination last night. We had to work late.

Ate way too late.
Ate too much sodium.
Ate too few calories
Went to bed right after we ate, which was way too late.
Up way too early this morning because I have a lot of stuff to do today.
Didn't get enough sleep.

Oh well, crap happens! We have to work. :lol:

Starbrite Good luck on your job interview today. :goodluck: Congrats on your .4!

Opheliaphoenix I hope you feel better today. I'm sorry that I can't be of help, I've never experienced that.

Calories for yesterday: 1290 + :coffee:

Weigh In: 154

Up: .6

fitkristi
03-18-2011, 08:53 AM
February 28 - 196.4

1. 196.1 -.3
2: 194.6 -1.5
3: 195.3 +.7
4: 194.7 -.6
5: 193.3 -1.4
6: 194.4 +1.1
7: 195.0 +.6
8: 195.0 - 0
9: 195.7 +.7
10: 196.9 +1.2
11: 197.6 +.7
12: 194.5 -3.1
13: 197.0 +2.5
14: 196.0 -1 TOM (FINALLY!)
15: 195.0 -1 TOM
16: 194.5 -.5 TOM
17: 193.0 -1.5 TOM
18: 191.7 -1.3

Headed out of town this weekend - hope that doesn't sabotage the progress!

carter
03-18-2011, 09:03 AM
Ugh ugh bleh blergh bluh, cramps and bloating. At least it's Friday, I have that to be cheery about! Anyway, bounced all the way up to 197 this morning, two pounds up from my current low. We all know why. ;)

Good luck and good strength everyone, I hope you all have a good day and a better weigh-in than I did!

Angie
03-18-2011, 09:07 AM
Down .8 to 217.4 today, I'm a happy girl. :)

Starbrite -- Best of luck on the interview!

Diana -- No worries it will whoosh away after a back to normal day and some rest.

Kristi -- We need a new word to describe whoosh x 5! How about wheeeeee!!!! Congratulations :D

Carter -- Hang in there!

fitkristi
03-18-2011, 09:18 AM
No kidding, right Angie? My body is so weird! I knew I'd be lower again today before I stepped on the scale - I woke up and my back fat felt smaller. :crazy:

fitkristi
03-18-2011, 09:21 AM
Ona!!! I totally missed that you are in Onederland!!!!!!!! YAHOOOOOOOO!!!!

Diana3271
03-18-2011, 10:21 AM
I woke up and my back fat felt smaller. :crazy:

:lol: I knew I was going to weigh heavier today. :lol: I totally felt fat and bloated when I woke up. The other day when I got down to 154 for the first time, I didn't feel fat. What's up with that? :crazy:

Coondocks
03-18-2011, 10:22 AM
down another .2 . . . not really sure why i'm holding onto this gain, its stubborn but I can be just as stubborn ;)

Completed week 2 run 1 on my treadmill last night, woo hoo!!! probably shouldnt have done it at 9 in the evening, but that's when I had the time open so that's what I did :)

Kristi - nice whoosh!! I feel the 80's coming on for you!!:carrot:

Carter - no worries, March is bumping everyone and you're doing such a fantastic job, you'll rock it out :)

Star - Good luck on the interview, I know you'll do fantastically in your smart new outfit :) :)

Angie - Hope yiour Gma is doing alright, and congrats on the scale moving in a good direction for you :) How are you doing with your running? I think I'm getting addicted ha ha


Hope everyone else is doing well!!

Diana3271
03-18-2011, 10:30 AM
Kristi Congrats on the 1.3! Enjoy your weekend.

Carter Hang in there!

Angie Great job on the .8!

Coondocks Great job on the .2.

Vixsin
03-18-2011, 11:24 AM
Good Morning All!

Down .8 to 204.4. :) Happy that 205 let go for today. LOL Got Maxwell's room cleaned yesterday. It's all about my room today. It's pizza nite tonite. I've already let Maxwell know that the crust tonight will be thin crust. He wants stuffed crust :barf: Thin crust is what I'm craving. I REALLY want something crunchy. He wants sausage on it again. I love that he loves turkey sausage. I'm definitely going with broccoli again. I'm also thinking some spinach this time and maybe some chicken. What do you guys think?

So today is a good day for many reasons. After the way I felt yesterday, karma and the universe let me know that I am doing a good job. 3 people at work yesterday were suddenly shocked at how much weight I've lost and told me about it and I got flirted with by the cute guy picking up our old copier. :)

And then I woke up this morning to my acceptance email into the college I applied to!!!! WOO HOO!!!! As of September, I should be on my way to a degree in Wellness and Fitness!!!! YAYYYYYY :woohoo: :woohoo:

Whew! :lol:

MamaP
03-18-2011, 11:25 AM
Feb 28: 228

1: 227.6
2: 227
3: 227.4
4: 226.8
5:
6:
7: 228
8: 227.6 (First trip to the gym)
9: 227.2
10: 228.2 (too much sodium yesterday)
11: 229.4 (Zumba last night)
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13: 230.2
14: 226.0 (stomach bug)
15: 225
16: 222.2
17: 223
18: 221 :)

reptogirl
03-18-2011, 11:36 AM
1-323.2
2-322 -1.2
3-321-1 total 2.2
4-320.8 -.2 total 2.4
5.321.2 +.4 total 2
6. 321.6 +.4 total 1.6 come back weight loss
7. 321.4 -.2 total 1.8 i will take any loss i can get thank you scale
8.320.6 -.8 total 2.6 thank you for being nice scale i loves you
9. 319.2 -1.4 total 4 scale you are truly kind today-much love
10. 319.4 +.2 total 3.8
11. 321.2 +1.8 total 2 hmmmmm---almost tom...its gonna get ugly!
12. 322 +.8 total 1.2 tom how i hate you
13. 321.8 -.2 total 1.4 tom ended me up in the er
14. 320.8 -1 total 2.4
15. 321.4 +.6 total 1.8 thats what 840 calories of taco bell dinner gets you!
16.323 +1.6 total .2 disgusted.
17.321.4 -1.6 total 1.8
18.320.8 -.6 total 2.4

well somehow i am going down...i started off good yesterday, and my friend that stayed the night her mom called and wanted to take us out for pizza..i find that someone taking me out to eat, i can't say no, i think a lot of it is because i don't get out too often..so not only did i eat a lot of pizza, and breadsticks, we went out for ice cream a few hours later, and then...yeah it gets better, i also had leftover pizza last night watching american idol that my mom had brought home. so i have to say i am not deserving of that .6 loss but thank you mr. scale for it anyways.

reptogirl
03-18-2011, 11:41 AM
thanks for the kind words girls :) today is a new day...if i can get through today without a screw up...it will be all the easier to get through tomorrow. and the next day

ShylahEQ
03-18-2011, 11:47 AM
Anyone have or remember that link to the sparkpeople page with the lady who posted pics of her getting smaller but staying the same weight?

Or do I just sound crazy? lol

MamaP
03-18-2011, 11:53 AM
Weigh In: 154


You are doing amazing . . . I think you need to change your "trying to live below 200" to "Living Well Below 200"

willowgirl
03-18-2011, 11:57 AM
Dumb scale... LOL

I really think I say this on a daily basis!! ;)

willowgirl
03-18-2011, 11:59 AM
02-28: 215
03-01: 214
03-02: 213.6
03-03: 214.2
03-04: 213.4
03-05: ugh
03-06: ugh
03-07: ugh TOM
03-08: ugh TOM
03-09: 212.8 TOM
03-10: ugh -TOM
03-11: 212.6 - TOM
03-12: 212
03-13: 213
03-14: 211.4
03-15: 211.4
03-16: 211.2
03-17: 211.4
03-18: 212.0 Meh - oh well :)

OnaMi
03-18-2011, 12:11 PM
:wave:Everybody

Had some things to do after jogging this morning,trying to make one trip due for all cause of gas prices. :dizzy: pushing the button w/breakfast cause i don't eat it until I absolutely have too(and have weighed).Sometimes i wait too long and my sugar gets low, have to hurray and eat cause i feel like I'm gonna pass out but I'm good now!
Anyway..down .8 to 198.2! wow..think I've found a good amount of calories/combinations to eat again :cp: for now :s: I guess w/ body changing..calories/combinations change too :dunno: Oh.. taking about how our body feels.. I felt like i weighed 170 while sleeping last night.Don't know where that number came from :D was dreaming about it or something :lol: my body just felt so small :o

Angie,hope GM feels better soon :hug: .8 :cp: alrightie then :high: keep doing what you're doing :carrot:

Starbrite,good luck w/the interview! I bet you look cute :) .4! :cp:

Kristi,have a great weekend! glad things are back to normal for you! :) thank you :)

Diana,you were really all thrown off huh..life happens but knowing how to deal w/it and set things straight is the key and you definitely know how to set things straight :)

:congrat:Vixsin on the acceptance :cp: on being flirted with:cp: on the .8:cp: all the positive that are starting to happen in your life :love: really happy for you :hug:

Carter,stay strong :hug:

Coon,great job on the .2! awesome job doing your run period(that late), you got'er dun :yay: you're a fighter :high:

Go Kris Go!!:cheer: awesome, 2lbs :bravo:

Ophelia,hope you feel better soon:hug:

Bulletproof Heart
03-18-2011, 01:31 PM
@starbrite
Good luck with your interview!!!!

@opheliaphoenix
I only ever had mine skip once to twice like 2 years ago every now and then it skips a month but it could be because your losing a lot of weight that you havent got yours much?

@Diana3271
At least it isnt much of an up! Im sure you will go down more then you went up :)

@fitkristi
You had such an awesome drop with TOM im jealous :lol: and good luck with staying on plan while your out of town!

@carter
At least the up 2 ounds will go down!!

@Angie
Congrats on the down .8!

@Coondocks
Congrats to the .2!!!

@Vixsin
Oh wow congrats on the college!!!! :D And the people noticing/flirt hehe!

@OnaMi
Congrats on the .8 and staying in onederland!!

I really need to stop waking up so late :lol: the weather is sooo nice now! Gonna wait till my mom gets home and go for a walk with her hopefully!
1: 284.4
2: 283.2
3: 282.4
4: 281.8
5: 280.6
6: 280.4
7: 279.6
8: 279.4
9: 278.4
10.277.6
11.277.4
12.277.4
13.278.2
14.276.4 -1.8(TOM)
15.277.6 +1.2(TOM)
16.275.6 -2.0(TOM)
17.277.0 +1.4(TOM)
18.275.2 -1.8(TOM)

Vixsin
03-18-2011, 01:33 PM
Just a quick note to say thank you to all of your well wishings.

AND....my job is having a file audit party today. Complete with the awful food choices! They have a finger sandwich tray (tuna, chicken, and ham salad) 2 bags of chips, 2 bottles of soda, and because we've had some birthdays in March, a CAKE!! :yikes:

Really girls? Really? Why couldn't we have gotten the wraps and maybe a veggie tray? Because I'm one of only 2 girls that eat healthy here. Thankfully, she is sticking with her oatmeal after we discussed the approximate calorie count in just one of those tuna salad finger sandwiches. I gave it 250 at least. Atleast I've got ONE in my corner with me!!!!

Now this sounds mean but I have to voice it. My motivation for not eating any of that stuff today is watching just how much everyone else eats. I've watched one guy in our office have 3 or 4 sandwiches already. Like I said, it sounds super mean, but it's what helps keep my Crazy away. LOL

Anyone else do things like that? Maybe I'm the only mean-spirited freak. LMAO Kidding!

SwimGirl
03-18-2011, 01:43 PM
I'm still mad at my scale, down .2, but still up. 258.2, grr. And I'm late for work..

-Aimee

CutieCourt
03-18-2011, 03:04 PM
I LOVE PANDORA RADIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know what I would do without it!

15: 245.8
16: 243.2
17: 244.4 (sushi night before)
18: 242.4

My goal is to quit losing the same 5 pounds over and over! The lowest I've been in months was 238. I need/want to get past that!!!!!!!!!

Working in the yard all weekend again! Should be wonderful!

pamatga
03-18-2011, 03:47 PM
Has anyone here found that by weighing in every day and reporting it has actually helped them lose more than a pound here or there? This past month has been atypical for me in that I have eaten out a lot more than I usually do. Convenience and economics have been the primary reasons. I am unemployed and with two of us here we are really strapped for money for groceries. I have tried my best to eat fresh whole foods but there is a restaurant that serves up home-style food at an unbelievable price of $5.50 for what amounts to at least 2 servings of food or sometimes 3. I can't make a hot meal for $2.25! However, I am paying the price for it on these daily weigh ins.

It has been a very stressful couple of months for several reasons. I am sorry that I am not contributing to the personals here but I have a lot on my mind right now.

Good luck all!:hug:

Gale02
03-18-2011, 03:48 PM
Oh Cutie, you and me both sister! After 2 solid days of junk food I'm up to 241.4 this morning. :( I think I'm going to try to go a week without weighing, being POP and see what that does. I think when I go off plan and the scale doesn't react (or worse, goes down) then I think it's not affecting things and I can continue on that way. NO GOOD! It always catches up with me in the end.

CutieCourt
03-18-2011, 04:14 PM
Gale: I think we have been through the same exact thing and close to the same weights:) We were so happy when we got OUT of the 240's thread! Gahhh!!! WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!! I want out of the 240's FOREVER!!!!!!!!!

I lovee seeing 237, but I think I got too confident or something. Not that I was ever eating bad, just not tracking AS GOOD!!!

Our short term goal (very short hopefully) for the next 2-3 weeks should be to get to 237!!! I have confidence that we can do it! I know we can!!!! I want to start April in the 230's for sure.

opheliaphoenix
03-18-2011, 04:28 PM
Just a quick update, as I don't really have time for personals at the moment. Weigh-in said 240.2 this morning, so not a big loss - only 0.2 - but, I wasn't expecting anything with all this bloated crampiness, so I'm good with it!

CutieCourt - I almost always have Pandora going on another tab when I'm online, lol. I even have the app on my phone...love it!

To everyone else, :wave: and sorry for having to skip personals this time!

CutieCourt
03-18-2011, 04:35 PM
Pama: tracking foods, exercising some, and weighing daily has helped me drop from 257 to 240's in a couple of months. I like weighing daily because it helps me notice patterns with my body during TOM, if I don't get enough sleep, if I overdose on sodium or drink carbonated drinks. It has been a real eye opener and there are people that can relate to me, who weigh the same and go through the same daily struggles that I face.

To tell you the truth, I eat out all of the time (pretty much every dinner and im trying to get out of that habit). The reason why i eat out is First of all because it's convenient and I'm always strapped for time between working and volunteering for the local theater and being on the board of directors. It isn't bad to eat out but you have to track what's going on and choose colorful items and stay away from super super carby things. (I count calories daily). The tricky part is noticing portions and trying to count it. Since it's not prepared at the house sometimes it can be tricky. Another thing is exercise. Even if I did cook every day...I wouldn't lose a pound without some physical activity 3-4 times a week!

I started off walking for 30 minutes at the local track, or outside at the park. Then it got cold and I started the c25k program. Food (for me) is only half the battle, exercising and planning is the other half.

I am trying to get into cooking 75% of the time and I have found some recipes that are better choices and have lasted me and my husband 2 meals. Crocpot recipes and other things like soups and Chilis. I've cooked hearty portions of healthy things for around $12 and had enough to bring for lunch the next day. I was a super fanatic of cooking cheap meals while I was in college. I know how expensive food can be on a budget, and I still do!!! I just have gotten the "oh well" attitude about not cooking dinner. I usually have a healthy choice dinner for lunch and they run from $2-$3 and its portioned correctly. When i go grocery shopping I try to catch sales and definitely shop around! if you have multiple grocery stores available you might check what kind of coupons they have available. The HEB here has deals when you buy meat they give you all the other things for tacos for free, but I dunno if that is just an area thing or if they have HEBs everywhere.

Sorry i was so long winded and i hope this helps! good luck and stay strong! You came to a wonderful thread and should stick around for awhile or pop in every once in awhile to say hi!

-Court

Gale02
03-18-2011, 04:59 PM
Pamatga - There are most definitely ways to make dinners for under $2.50 a portion. It takes more time and a little creativity, but it can definitely be done. One of my favorite easy meals is to take 3 whole chicken breasts (about $3), put them in the crock pot with a pint of reduced fat sour cream ($1) and a couple of cups of salsa (maybe $2, it doesn't have to be good salsa). Set it on low for 6 or 7 hours. Shred the chicken and serve over rice ($1.50) This easily serves 6. I serve it with some fresh steamed veggies (carrots, broccoli, whatever's on sale... probably $2 worth.) So, for $9.50 I have a recipe that serves 6. I also do the same with just chicken ($3) and a bottle of bbq sauce ($1.50). I serve the shredded bbq chicken on hamburger buns on sale ($2) and serve with veggies ($2). For $8.50 this one serves 6-8.

It can definitely be done inexpensively. Beans are even cheaper than meat and are super versatile. I like allrecipes.com to look up recipes. I just type in the ingredient I want to make something with and it comes up with a lot of ideas.
I think one of the keys is buying in season produce. If you buy out of season it's WAY more expensive, like triple the price, than in season.

FitGirlyGirl
03-18-2011, 06:50 PM
I'm late getting over here to post because I have just been super busy today, but I did weigh in this morning and I was really surprised. I was expecting to be up because I cooked a traditional St. Pat's dinner last night, so lots and lots of sodium. I was actually down .2 to 184.4. I'm not sure how that happened since I am generally one that things like high sodium show up the very next day, but I won't complain. I'm crossing my fingers that I keep it tomorrow and continue downward.

Vixsin - Good job on the determination. You WILL break through this barrier! Since you do pizza often and like adding veggies, have you tried putting artichoke? I love it, it goes well with chicken or turkey. I totally get you on the watching other people. I have to try not to though because when I do it makes me want to shake them and lecture them, especially the ones who eat like crap and then complain about their weight or their blood sugar or cholesterol or whatever. AGH!

Diana - Lobster is a summer thing for me, my father has a tendency to feed me lobster when I visit. I don't have some huge love for it, but I don't dislike it, so if it makes him happy... I'm thinking maybe Mexican for my b-day meal. Meep! Your world was really off huh? Hopefully things are back to normal tonight.

Ophelia - I get symptoms sometimes with no TOM and I definitely have PCOS. As a bright side, it happens less now that I've lost weight. We're quit twins, yay!

fitkristi - you are on a roll girl. I hope your weekend trip doesn't put a damper on it :crossed:

Carter - as one of my ex-students said to me this morning "sometimes being a girl is hard". :hug:

Cutie - I adore Pandora! I feel you on the losing the same weight over again. I'm still working on losing what I gained back at the end of last year only now it's going soooo slowly. Grrrr!

Gale - Your sour cream/salsa chicken sounds so good! Do you add any water or just the sour cream and salsa?

pamatga
03-18-2011, 07:23 PM
2/28:272.6 lbs.

15 273.0 lbs.
16 272.2. lbs (over 3000 mg sodium for dinner)
17 271.4 lbs (2 pm)
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Thank you, ladies, for responding to my question. I don't want to give the impression that I never cook because usually I do and have done meals from scratch for years but right now I have been falling back on what is easy and cheap. I have fresh fruits and frozen vegetables, whole wheat products as well, skim milk, that I eat when I don't eat out. I have controlled my blood glucose very well for the past 9 months for that reason. Even when I eat out, I choose restaurants where I can have fresh whole foods. We are fortunate here in Atlanta because there are many options for me to choose from.

We spend an average of $80-100 a week on groceries and lately it has become more difficult to do that. I have always put whole, fresh foods at the top of my list for the past couple of years except, again, it has been more difficult in the past month or so.

I can only exercise 30 minutes (broken in 3 10 minute sessions) because of advanced arthritis. I have just gotten back to that after three weeks of being off due to acute rheumatoid flareups, the flu and feeling depressed from both of those.

Again, thank you for your response. I'm not a quitter and I plan to stay the course. Love to all:hug:

Gale02
03-18-2011, 07:31 PM
FitGirlyGirl - Just the sour cream and salsa. The sour cream melts and it makes a really yummy sauce to go over the chicken and rice.

CutieCourt
03-18-2011, 07:39 PM
Gale: I loveeeeee crockpot meals!! OMG that's the next one I'm going to make. Hubby loves sour cream:) I get non-fat and he doesn't know the difference but if he sees the container he says it taste weird.

I love feeding him healthy things, watch him eat it and then tell him he only ate 400! Sweet victory!!!

Diana3271
03-18-2011, 11:33 PM
You are doing amazing . . . I think you need to change your "trying to live below 200" to "Living Well Below 200"

Kris Thank you! There's a story behind the "Trying to Live Below 200". I think I posted this on the other check in, but I will share it here, too. When I started this adventure, over 3 years ago, my main goal was to live the rest of my life below 200. I have spent so many years above 200, 300 and even close to 400 pounds. I decided at that time that I would be happy to live the rest of my below 200. I like to keep that comment where I can see it. Hopefully, it will help me to keep my focus about what's really important and where I came from. I can stay happy and reasonably healthy as long as I am below 200. That's more important than being 150 pounds.

Angie
03-19-2011, 12:28 AM
I had a 'moment' today...I was cleaning up from dinner and although I didn't eat any during dinner myself I wolfed down about 5 spoonfuls of leftover mac and cheese with the grace and etiquette of a starving dog. I wasn't hungry at all, and right afterwards I felt super full and like I had a big ball of dough in my tummy. Ah well, it's one teensy screw up in a fabulously on plan week, no biggie. :)

Kris -- Great job, 2lbs is awesome!

Reptogirl -- That's a lot of pizza, and ice cream too! I'm jealous that you could have that and lose! It's a new day in any case, better choices can mean bigger losses :)

Ona -- Congratulations on your .8 today! Yes, I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing (with the exception of my foray into the canine world this evening!) as I think I'm getting it right for the moment. I have also switched to taking my water pill in the evening and I think that's helping me even things out as I had been waking up every morning feeling kind of puffy.

Bulletproof -- Yes, back to 275, good job!!

Aimee - :wave:

Pamatga -- The daily weighing helps me to keep accountable and to know how my body reacts to different things. It sounds like you have a lot on the go right now, and I can appreciate that weight loss can't be your first priority at the moment. Just do the best you can with what's available...if you buy the $5.50 meal, maybe just eat half and save the other half for later...better for your waistline and saves you some money. :)

Ophelia -- Just .2 away from a new decade, congratulations!

Roxy - Congrats on your .2!

Gale, I'm making your sour cream/salsa chicken this week!

Vixsin
03-19-2011, 12:54 AM
Angie: I love your Jillian quote at the bottom of your siggy! I love Jillian and listen to her podcasts all the time. She says another line that has stuck to me hard this time. "Your destiny is just waiting for you to show up."

starbrite
03-19-2011, 04:31 AM
Morning ladies :wave:
Interview went well - it was more like a chat than anything else as my current boss had told her that I was too good to miss :D There will be an official application/interview procedure later in the year. Felt very odd. As you know I love my job, don't want to leave it, but have to due to bureacracy. :dunno:
Ho hum, she did say I looked great though :)
As for weight, been the oddest time for me, bouncing around and losing lots then nothing, but reporting a 2.2 drop today, for a new low of 171.2. Really hate when I get close to the new decade because I seem to bounce like crazy for ages, weeks even before I get there.
Hope everyone has a magnificent weekend.Angie, the chicken sounds awesome, but no such thing as fat free sour cream here unfortunately !!

Diana3271
03-19-2011, 08:44 AM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Starbrite I'm glad the interview went well for you. Congrats on the 2.2 pounds and new low!

Calories for yesterday: 1440

Weigh In: 153.6

Down: .4

Angie
03-19-2011, 10:00 AM
Good morning! I'm still at 217.4 and thrilled to be here, no change today. I'm off to buy some better running shoes today and will be back on my C25K later today or tomorrow. I find the ones I have now do not offer enough cushioning.

Thank you for your good wishes for my Grama -- we visited her last night and I think that she won't be with us for much longer. Every breath seems to be a chore and her kidneys are starting to shut down. I think a quick and quiet passing would be a blessing to her now.

Vixsin -- Thanks, I saw that quote on another person's signature, and it spoke to me so I had to steal it :D. I like the one you mentioned as well. I'm all about change now, can't get enough, bring it on..I'm loving change! Staying the same just wasn't working for me. ;)

Starbrite -- Congrats on the interview! I'm glad that it's looking like you've got something else lined up. Congratulations on your 2.2 today!

Diana -- Good job on your .4 :)

Diana3271
03-19-2011, 10:09 AM
Angie I'm sorry I missed about your Grandmother. :hug:

Vixsin
03-19-2011, 11:26 AM
Up .4 to 204.8. I'm not surprised. LOL I will stay on plan today and let's see what tomorrow brings.

OnaMi
03-19-2011, 11:36 AM
:wave: Everybody!

Up.4 to 198.6.. left leg muscle feel sore still jogged though but gonna rest the rest of the day but It's so pretty out,oh well..

Diana,great job on the .4!

Starbrite,glad the interview went well and 2.2,fantastic :cp:

Angie,"the grace of a starving dog" :lol: oh,well :lol: great job holding steady! Peace be w/you and your family :hug:

Bulletproof Heart
03-19-2011, 11:36 AM
@starbrite
Happy the interview went good for you and congrats on the 2.2 drop!

@Diana3271
Congrats on the .4

@Angie
Im sorry to hear about your grandmother ): :hug:


TOM better give me a good two pounds off tomorrow since it should be gone by then :lol: Yesterday at walmart I seen my "2nd mother"(my moms best friend) and her mother they both said I looked like I lost weight :) so pretty much first two people to say so! Made me happy :lol:
1: 284.4
2: 283.2
3: 282.4
4: 281.8
5: 280.6
6: 280.4
7: 279.6
8: 279.4
9: 278.4
10.277.6
11.277.4
12.277.4
13.278.2
14.276.4 -1.8(TOM)
15.277.6 +1.2(TOM)
16.275.6 -2.0(TOM)
17.277.0 +1.4(TOM)
18.275.2 -1.8(TOM)
19.276.0 +.8(TOM)

FitGirlyGirl
03-19-2011, 11:57 AM
Today I am down .6 to 183.6. And I had leftover corned beef for dinner last night! I'm still not complaining, but 2 nights in a row of corned beef and still weight loss?

Angie - I'm so sorry about your Grama. :hug:

reptogirl
03-19-2011, 12:17 PM
1-323.2
2-322 -1.2
3-321-1 total 2.2
4-320.8 -.2 total 2.4
5.321.2 +.4 total 2
6. 321.6 +.4 total 1.6 come back weight loss
7. 321.4 -.2 total 1.8 i will take any loss i can get thank you scale
8.320.6 -.8 total 2.6 thank you for being nice scale i loves you
9. 319.2 -1.4 total 4 scale you are truly kind today-much love
10. 319.4 +.2 total 3.8
11. 321.2 +1.8 total 2 hmmmmm---almost tom...its gonna get ugly!
12. 322 +.8 total 1.2 tom how i hate you
13. 321.8 -.2 total 1.4 tom ended me up in the er
14. 320.8 -1 total 2.4
15. 321.4 +.6 total 1.8 thats what 840 calories of taco bell dinner gets you!
16.323 +1.6 total .2 disgusted.
17.321.4 -1.6 total 1.8
18.320.8 -.6 total 2.4
19. 320.6 -.2 total 2.6

well im guessing my body just wants to lose this week because guess who had pizza again yesterday........and bread sticks..
but i did get to the store yesterday and got a few things i needed, cottage cheese, tomatos, clementines, and there shouldn't be any more eating out done, i told my mom yesterday, please no more fastfood...because i just don't have the strength to say no to it, and today is the end of month 2 for me!!! yay...yeah i did mess up this last week...but today i actually feel like i have that spark again to get serious...

carter
03-19-2011, 12:28 PM
Hi folks, still bounced up to 197, hoping for the best. Right now I have to have a fight with my computer which is acting up a bit. Hope everyone has a good day!

Coondocks
03-19-2011, 12:35 PM
168.0 . . . finally getting rid of TOMs visit, 2.2 whoosh down . . . as much as I love the whoosh, i wish I had some more consistency, it seems thats all i've been doing lately is whoosh.

I'll have to BBL for personals, I am packing up little boy to spend the day with grandma so i can get threw the 5 loads of laundry, ugh. Luck to have the day that's for sure, i'll even squeeze in a run in there I hope.

Have a good one all!

ParadiseFalls
03-19-2011, 01:37 PM
Oh boy. I was debating whether I even wanted to post these last two weigh-ins, but I need to. The last two days have not been pretty. On Thursday, my boyfriend found out he got an interview at his top choice for medical school, so we went to his favorite Mexican place, then Thursday night I went out dancing with friends...and I drank WAY too much. I haven't had that much to drink in months, and it hit me hard. I don't even want to think about how many calories...so I was miserably hungover aaaall day yesterday, and feeling sorry for myself I had eggplant parmesan and a piece of chocolate cake at a friend's house when I could finally stomach food. And then I studied almost all night and ate half a box of Cheese Nips and a box of Junior Mints :o

Back on track today. I think some of it may be water weight since I was so dehydrated on Friday and drank a ton of water but haven't peed as much as usual (sorry for TMI!) but I know at least a pound or two is real. On the bright side, I don't think I'll be drinking like that for a long time. Friday reminded me about the **** of hangovers.

1: 265.4
2: 266
3: no weigh-in; too early
4: 263.4 (+.8)
5: 262.6
6: 261.4
7: 259.6
8. 260.4
9. 259
10. 259.4
11. 258 (-5.4)
12. 257.6
13. 259.4
14. 259.4
15. 258.8
16. 258.2
17. 258.2 fingers crossed for a whoosh tomorrow.
18. 260.8 +2.8
19. 261.6 :no:

Angie, Best wishes to you and your family :hug:

Diana, you're doing awesome!

Starbrite, congrats on your double success — good interview and someone noticing how good you look :D

Gotta get back to studying, but :wave: to everyone else, and thank for being here because it keeps me accountable!

Angie
03-19-2011, 01:42 PM
Thank you everyone :hug: Grama is doing a bit better today though I still feel she won't be coming home from the hospital. When she first went in the doctors said she would not likely last more than one week.

Bulletproof -- Thank you :) I'm happy for you that someone noticed your weight loss. I was disappointed that more people didn't notice early on, but once I hit 40lbs everyone commented on it. It feels great, doesn't it!?

Ona -- Well, at least I held steady despite my canine tendencies!

Roxy -- Good job on your .6 :)

Reptogirl -- Good idea to ask your mom to help by not bringing the temptation to you! It's great to have support of your family and friends through this process.

Carter -- Hi -- hang in there!

Coondocks - Congrats on the whoosh! I'll try to squeeze in a run too today, I just got new shoes and they have the nike+ thingy -- I love gadgets!

opheliaphoenix
03-19-2011, 05:14 PM
Feeling a little bit better today, but still feeling a little bloated and was pretty naseous last night. I was at the store with my DH last night, and he was goofing around and walking all funny (like a rubber chicken, if I could explain it, lol!), and his wavy motions were actually making me seasick just to watch! Even closing my eyes didn't help, because I could still hear him. (I think I must be weird, lol.) Of course, he thought it was funny and kept doing it, and I almost had to excuse myself to the restrooms to avoid a "cleanup on aisle 3!" Anyways, sorry for the random/TMI story. Just wanted to tell explain why I'm so pleased to be feeling less queasy this afternoon, haha.

On to my weigh-in, I was 239.6 this morning. Yay, finally broke the 240s! I have a birthday party to attend tonight, so I'm hoping I can still say the same tomorrow morning. We shall see.

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Starbrite - Very nice...a good interview, a woosh, and a new low! That's what I'd call a good day! :yay:

Diana - :wave:

Angie - I am so sorry, and I hope that she can find peace one way or another. I will send out a prayer for you and your family through this uncertain time. :grouphug:

Vixsin and Ona - You two always rock it, so I know that these little .4 bounces won't be but a blip on your guys' way back down. ;)

Bulletproof - I would say that is a NSV of sorts, so congrats!

FitGirly - Congrats on the .6 and enjoy the mystery! Lol.

Carter - I wouldn't sweat the fluctuation, as you've been kicking butt at this, and good luck with your computer, as well!

Coon - Congrats on the huge woosh! I know what you mean about wanting consistent, steady weight loss instead, but sometimes those wooshes help keep me on track, so I love them, too...lol.

ParadiseFalls - Well, firstly...congrats to your BF for the medical school! That was worthy of celebration. Secondly, I agree that drinking tons of water will help your recovery time from the weekend's festivities. It's been a long time since I've had a hangover, and let me tell you, I wouldn't have envied you! Lol. Just make sure to use this week to get back on track, and you should be fine. :)

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:wave: to anyone I missed!

OnaMi
03-19-2011, 06:26 PM
Welcome to a new decade Ophelia :yay: glad you're feeling better! enjoy the party! :)

Angie,stay strong :hug:

Paradise,it's all a learning experience,you'll lose that very soon cause you've been doing great!

:yay: Coon,2.2 awesome! :)

:wave: Carter

Congrats on the .6 FitGirl :cp: it's strange how we can eat something we think would be unhealthy and lose weight,huh..:)

Reptogirl.hope Mother listens :hug: does she know you're trying to change the way you eat, want to be healthy and look good ? Go for what you want,you can do it! :)

carter
03-19-2011, 11:05 PM
Sneaking in this evening to catch up on some personals. Thanks for the kind words everyone! You know how it can be when you have your period - bloated, cranky, and ticked off at the scale! :lol:

I have some good news - ordered some new clothes which came today; I tried them on and they fit wonderfully. Size 18 pants - not 18W - and some shirts in XL, rather than 1X. This is the first time I've bought clothes in a very, very long time that were not "women's" or "plus" sized. Wow.

Okay, on to the promised personals.

Ophelia - glad you're feeling better, and great job on getting below 240. A new decade is a great feeling, isn't it? I always feel "I can't believe it!" and want to keep looking at the number.

Angie - thanks, you hang in there too, sorry to hear about your grandma.

Paradise - no worries, a couple of days of overeating is no big deal if you get right back on track. Life happens - the best lesson I've learned from this process is getting right back on the horse after overeating, rather than tossing in the towel.

Coondocks - enjoy the whooshes while you have them - some of us here are stuck with a little too much consistency if you know what I mean! ;)

reptogirl - you're doing the right thing, just dust yourself off and keep at it. See what I said to Paradise above. ;)

FitGirlyGirl - enjoy the loss! For me, there is never a correlation between what I did yesterday and what I see today - the time scale is always longer than that.

OnaMi - hope you got to enjoy some time out in the nice weather even if it wasn't a run. :)

Bulletproof - congratulations! It is nice to get noticed isn't it? I got a tiny trickle of comments after about 55 pounds, and then when I hit 75 it was like a switch flipped, the comments starting coming a lot more frequently.

Vixsin - hope you had a strong day.

Vixsin
03-20-2011, 12:21 AM
Hi Gang!!

I had such a wonderful day today! I got things picked up in my room. the boy and I went to a friend's house for dinner and good fun. Food was a little crazy but i was low on calories when I went over at 4pm. So I had 6 scoops chips with his salsa mixture (YUM!), 2 fairly sm thin crust middle pcs of pepperoni pizza (not horribly greasy but not dry either. lol), and then I ate a grilled chicken salad with ranch dressing. I only used about half of the dressing because I did the dip your fork in the dressing first and then get the bite trick. Oh and I also had 1/2 of a mixed drink of sprite and some strawberry bacardi. WOW!!! that was way yum. I want to try it with some club soda and lemon. :drool: Anyway, for the whole thing I gave it 700 calories which puts me at approx 1450 for the day so if I accidentally underestimated, I feel I'll still be fine with calories.

I even got a 30 min brisk walk in with the boy this afternoon before we went to my friends house.

Tomorrow is our local St. Patrick's day Parade. I've never been to this particular parade. Evidently, it's long. This will be interesting to see how this all plays out. LOL I'll let you guys know.

:grouphug:

I'm up too late again. I'm close to 100oz of water for today though! LOL

Nite.

starbrite
03-20-2011, 06:40 AM
Morning my lovelies :wave:
Thank you for all the lovely comments - you are the best !!
Weirdly after yesterdays woosh, was expecting a bounce back today, but actually down another 0.7 to 170.5 :D Very close to the 160's now :D

Diana3271
03-20-2011, 08:38 AM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Calories for yesterday: 1565 + Morning Joe

Weigh In: 153.4

Down: .2 to my original low from 3 days ago

Angie
03-20-2011, 10:08 AM
Diana I think I got your .2, I'm up that much this morning :p

My Grama passed away last night, which was a blessing as she was struggling for every breath and in a great deal of pain. She had not been well for at least the last 10 years and she was living a very limited and colourless life. I'm going to busy myself today with preparing a photo slide show for her funeral and trying to evoke an older version of her that lives in my memory from 20-30 years ago. I appreciate all the kinds words you have all shared over the last 2 days. xoxo

twinmommaplusone
03-20-2011, 11:06 AM
Angie, sorry for your loss. :hug: Sometimes there is great relief when the person we love no longer is suffering. It still hurts though. xoxo

Carter-Yay for new clothes! I'm holding off on shopping for spring too! I've tried on stuff and well.....It was not much fun, I have to accepting to do of my new body this srping/summer. The thighs/arms are less than desirable.

Sorry to see so many people bouncing this month. Just like me, my eating has been highly calorie than normal of about 300-400 extra calories a day, not sure why, working this one out. My Recovery from all this running has been aweful on the bouncing as well. Funning thing is I feel so much smaller and I know I do not weigh what the scale says. I know I gained some muscle this month and I lost some inches even though the scale reads virtually the same. I also know if I stopped running and took several days off from 'vigorous' running I will probably go all the way down to about 164. Thats this month's goal to get to that weight. I've seen 167 steady last week before the bounce, so I'm holding the water...same story different day, different recovery period. Blah, Blah, Blah. Balancing alot right now in my life and I wished I time to relax, do fun things without feeling a crunch of my busy life schedule. Wished I could feel some freedom in my day/life right now. But It won't happen till the end of May at this point, God Willing (well mostly my willing to commit and study) I pass my Math Class I will be graduating in May with my AA in liberal arts humanities and social science with concentration in psychology. I want to everyday stick to a tighter calorie count like I did in February where I lost 8 freaking lbs, which is still mindblowing to me at this stage of the journey....then I think maybe my body is comfortable where it's at. My husband is the same height and weight as me (I weight less than him last week!!!) after his 100lb loss. He's never really gotton below 165 and tend to bounce around 5lb mark. But I know we are different, our weight looks different, I still feel larger than him becuase I think he holds more muscle, I still hold more ab fat. Alright thanks for listening to my grumbles! Hope my weight levels out and I can some positive results for this months work/dedication toward running and making healthy food choices. If not I know I've gained strength in so many aspects of self esteem, over-all health and some lessons on how to eat/react to my fitness demands. :dizzy:

Diana3271
03-20-2011, 11:16 AM
Angie Sorry about your loss. :hug:

FitGirlyGirl
03-20-2011, 11:21 AM
Last night I had baked tilapia and fruited couscous for dinner. Now that I was back to a healthier dinner I was completely expecting my body to laugh at me and give me all the sodium weight it should have given me the two days prior. Nope. I'm down 1.6 to 182 even! Apparently my body has just decided that this is the week to lose.

As a side note: I find it hilarious that the 3FC dictionary doesn't know the word tilapia.


Coondocks - I wish my body would be consistent too, but at long as it's going down over the long term, that's all that matters really. Congrats on wooshing away the TOM weight.

Paradise - Congrats to your BF and I hope the interview goes well, that is definitely reason to celebrate. As for the out drinking, you don't have to drink to have a good time. I gave it up entirely and I find that I have much more fun now anyhow. I still get to dance and I also get to watch the silly drunks, plus if I hear a song or something that I want to get for my ipod or whatever I'm much more likely to remember it, lol. If you really must drink there are ways to lower the calories. Try some vodka with tonic water and take some of those little packets of crystal light to mix in it. I've heard good things about that particular method for keeping the calories low.

Ophelia - You poor thing, I'd have knocked him in his head! Yay for out of the 240s! :yay:

Carter - That is awesome about the new clothes! :woohoo: I usually do see it the very next day if it's a sodium thing, but apparently corned beef doesn't count, lol.

Angie - I am sorry for your loss. :hug: I can understand being glad that a loved one is no longer suffering, I've been there, but there is still pain. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

twinmomma - hang in there! The running may be messing with your scale, but it is still good for you and you love it, so it's a good thing. The scale will fall in line eventually. It has no choice. I know it's really hard not to compare to your hubby, but try not to do that too much, it's not a good road to go down, they're men and they are built differently than us.

Vixsin
03-20-2011, 11:24 AM
New low this morning! 203.8 I'm thinking I'll bounce tomorrow but for today WHO CARES!!!! :dancer:

Have a great day everyone!

Vixsin
03-20-2011, 11:26 AM
Try some vodka with tonic water and take some of those little packets of crystal light to mix in it. I've heard good things about that particular method for keeping the calories low.

That is ME right there!!! Tangeray (sp?) and club soda with my sugar free koolaid mixed in. YUMMERS!!!! Only 100 cals each drink. :)

starbrite
03-20-2011, 11:27 AM
:hug: Angie - my thoughts are with you x

carter
03-20-2011, 12:17 PM
Angie - :hug: I'm glad your grandma is at peace, and also so, so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family can find some comfort in your memories of her.

--

As for me, still at the top of that bounce to 197 - maybe it will come back down tomorrow or the next day.

reptogirl
03-20-2011, 12:28 PM
1-323.2
2-322 -1.2
3-321-1 total 2.2
4-320.8 -.2 total 2.4
5.321.2 +.4 total 2
6. 321.6 +.4 total 1.6 come back weight loss
7. 321.4 -.2 total 1.8 i will take any loss i can get thank you scale
8.320.6 -.8 total 2.6 thank you for being nice scale i loves you
9. 319.2 -1.4 total 4 scale you are truly kind today-much love
10. 319.4 +.2 total 3.8
11. 321.2 +1.8 total 2 hmmmmm---almost tom...its gonna get ugly!
12. 322 +.8 total 1.2 tom how i hate you
13. 321.8 -.2 total 1.4 tom ended me up in the er
14. 320.8 -1 total 2.4
15. 321.4 +.6 total 1.8 thats what 840 calories of taco bell dinner gets you!
16.323 +1.6 total .2 disgusted.
17.321.4 -1.6 total 1.8
18.320.8 -.6 total 2.4
19. 320.6 -.2 total 2.6
20 322.2 +1.6 total 1

well i stayed on plan yesterday, and i was active(for me) yard work and then some stomach crunches and a few other things before bed
yeah my mom and everyone else in my life knows i am trying, and even my mom has changed a lot of her eating behaviors!! and our grocery bill is near half of what it was a couple of months ago, without all the cases of coke, and all the junk of snack cakes, cupcakes, poptarts...so i am really proud of my mom..she is a diabetic and just shouldn't have it to begin with. my mom and my sister are now eating yogurts just about every day, they like them better than i do..(i try to eat them..) and they will occasionally eat what i am fixing for a meal...today starts month 3 for me!!! month two was only a loss of 2.2 pounds, so i am doing something wrong. even at the lowest i got recently that would of only been a 5 pound loss for the month.. i should be losing around 2 a week, especially at my weight! so i am going to mess around with my calories this month, i am lowering my max calories allowed by 300 a day..and see if it makes a difference!

reptogirl
03-20-2011, 12:34 PM
angie- i am sorry for your loss:hug:

Bulletproof Heart
03-20-2011, 02:10 PM
Stayed in bed to late again :lol: its 1pm so ill come back to do personals after eating!!

1: 284.4
2: 283.2
3: 282.4
4: 281.8
5: 280.6
6: 280.4
7: 279.6
8: 279.4
9: 278.4
10.277.6
11.277.4
12.277.4
13.278.2
14.276.4 -1.8(TOM)
15.277.6 +1.2(TOM)
16.275.6 -2.0(TOM)
17.277.0 +1.4(TOM)
18.275.2 -1.8(TOM)
19.276.0 +.8(TOM)
20.273.2 -2.8

Bulletproof Heart
03-20-2011, 02:14 PM
@Angie

Im sorry for you loss :hug: my pap was the same way had a feeding tube and hard time breathing but its nice to know they arent suffering anymore. My sister and I did a photo slide show also with some music he liked, its a good idea and if you can maybe give copies to your family? Thats what my mom did with the one we made :hug:

ParadiseFalls
03-20-2011, 02:50 PM
*Sigh* well, I officially moved my ticker and took away my fourth sumo smiley :(

1: 265.4
2: 266
3: no weigh-in; too early
4: 263.4 (+.8)
5: 262.6
6: 261.4
7: 259.6
8. 260.4
9. 259
10. 259.4
11. 258 (-5.4)
12. 257.6
13. 259.4
14. 259.4
15. 258.8
16. 258.2
17. 258.2 fingers crossed for a whoosh tomorrow.
18. 260.8 +2.8
19. 261.6
20. 261.4 ó_ó

Angie, I'm so sorry about your Grama, but I'm glad you're dealing with it well. :hug:

Diana, congrats on the new-again low :D

Starbrite, you're kicking @ss! I'm jealous ;)

Ophelia, I was cracking up at your chicken-legs story :rofl: Congrats on kissing the 240s goodbye :dancer:

Ona, hi! :wave:

carter, major congrats on getting out of plus sizes!! That must be an amazing feeling! :cb:

Vixsin, hope you're having fun at the parade :D And congrats on the new low!!!

FitGirlyGirl, Congrats on the whoosh!! BF says thanks for the congrats :D And excellent idea about the mix-ins! I hate vodka+diet coke (even though I drink diet coke like water normally...go figure), so I've been trying to figure out a low-cal option. I'll bring some CL along next time.

pamatga
03-20-2011, 02:58 PM
Angie I too am sorry for your recent lose of your Grandma. I lost my Mom in 2008 after 9 months battling the after effects of cancer surgery. I feel your lose.:hug:

15 273.0 lbs.
16 272.2. lbs (over 3000 mg sodium for dinner)
17 271.4 lbs (2 pm)
18 271.8 lbs (6 pm)
19 272.2 lbs. (3 pm)
20 274.0 lbs. ( 1pm--snacked to keep "occupied"-see below)

I stayed up on purpose until 3:30 am so I could see my DH, Paul, out the door. For the past four months he has been training for his very first 13.1K walk for cancer research (in honor of my mom-see above). He finished in 4 hours, 4 minutes, 22 seconds. He has never been an athletic type nor has he ever trained or worked out for "anything" in his entire life. I can't because I walk with a cane or I would have done so. No blisters just a wonderful feeling of "I did it!" I am so proud of him right now!

Vixsin
03-20-2011, 06:45 PM
Angie: :hug: You and your family are in my prayers tonight, my friend.

Pam: That is awesome! Tell DH congrats from me too! Job well done!!

The parade was so much fun. Maxwell had a blast. Although he was a little peeved that the parade didn't have anyone throwing candy at the crowd. :lol:

I had a good breakfast and only had 3 bites of fried dough and a few bites of this chocolate thing this guy was selling. My calories are far too low for the day so I'm working on getting them to a better level. We shall see what tomorrow brings.

Doesn't much matter to me because tomorrow I have the day off and the first thing I am doing after I drop Maxwell at school is GOING TO THE GYM! I have missed the gym this week but my house looks so amazing, I am thankful that I took that time to do it!

Seriously gang, I can't wait to go to the gym tomorrow!! After that, I am scheduled for a trip to Boston to see one of my closest friends because it is his 40th birthday tomorrow and I'm coming up to spend the day reminding him that I am still just a mere 39. :) Then his parents will come up and we'll all go out to dinner somewhere nice. I am excited!!!!! I call his family my inlaws.

MamaP
03-20-2011, 07:57 PM
Angie ~ sorry for loss. :hug:

starbrite
03-21-2011, 03:23 AM
Morning my beauties :)
Sun is shining here- amazing how sunshine puts a smile on my face !! Scales up 0.4 this morning, but to be expected after the double weekend whooshes! Have a happy Monday everyone.

Diana3271
03-21-2011, 08:05 AM
Good Morning! :wave: Let's make it a great week!

Calories for yesterday: 1395 + :coffee2:

Weigh In: 152.8

Down: .6

fitkristi
03-21-2011, 08:57 AM
February 28 - 196.4

1. 196.1 -.3
2: 194.6 -1.5
3: 195.3 +.7
4: 194.7 -.6
5: 193.3 -1.4
6: 194.4 +1.1
7: 195.0 +.6
8: 195.0 - 0
9: 195.7 +.7
10: 196.9 +1.2
11: 197.6 +.7
12: 194.5 -3.1
13: 197.0 +2.5
14: 196.0 -1 TOM (FINALLY!)
15: 195.0 -1 TOM
16: 194.5 -.5 TOM
17: 193.0 -1.5 TOM
18: 191.7 -1.3
19: OOT
20: OOT
21: 189.4 -2.3

YAY! I didn't gain weight over the weekend. I usually do when I visit my inlaws, but I didn't this time. I think part of it was I made sure I had two water bottles that I constantly refilled and made sure to drink all my water, which I usually have a hard time doing when I'm there.

fitkristi
03-21-2011, 09:01 AM
Angie, I was out of town, but I'm so sorry to hear about your Grama.

Diana3271
03-21-2011, 09:18 AM
Kristi Congrats on getting into the 180's. Do you realize how close you are to your goal? :carrot:

FitGirlyGirl
03-21-2011, 10:08 AM
I'm down .4 today to 181.6. I'm also sitting here with green hair, lol. It's kinda teal. I meant for it to be just highlights, but there's way more of the teal color than of my natural color. I kinda like it though, it's fun.


Vixsin - Congrats on the new low. I hope you enjoy being back to the gym. I love the gym entirely too much, my house is just going to have to be a disaster :o

repto - sometimes it takes a bit to find just what works best. Even if 2.2 is a small loss for a month, it is still much better than a gain. The most important thing is that you aren't giving up!

Paradise - :hug: You'll have your 4th sumo back soon!

Pam - That is awesome that your hubby did that! Give him my congrats as well.

Kristi - Yay for no in-law gain and having a good loss and making it into a new decade instead! :yay:



Happy Monday everyone! Let's kick some butt this week!

Matilda08
03-21-2011, 10:21 AM
2/28 220.4 I would like to get below 215 for March


1: 220.0
2: 217.8 finally back down
3:
4: 219.4 this week I havent worked out at all been very busy with work and school
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15: 222.0 im up a little from my low but Im back in the game. Spring break is over
16: 221.8
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21:224.4 I am getting back on plan Ive been too busy and havent been counting calories.
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Coondocks
03-21-2011, 10:25 AM
167.4, another .4 gone . . . .

Vix - LOVE the new low on you!! Congrats :) :)

Kristi - Check you out with your bad self!! What a great WI after being OOT, you should be so proud!

Angie - My thoughts are with you and your family, and might I say what a wonderful tribute you are making with the slide show, truly lovely. :hug:

Pama - is it weird that I'm proud of your DH :p that's a wonderful, wonderful thing he did, not only in memory of your Mom but just in general, congrats to him!

Paradise - keep at it, your ticker will be moving in the right direction in no time, one day one choice at a time :D

Im getting a little tense the last day or so . . Shaun wants to come in to the city to 'work' on some things . . . . he hasn't bought a ticket yet because I haven't told him if Im willing to see him and to be honest, I don't know if I am. Part of me thinks it's selfish like Im taking away a chance for Jack to see his Dad, but Im honestly not sure I'm ready to see him at all . . . hmmmm . . . . . on the plus though it's made me get on the treadmill more than usual ha ha

OnaMi
03-21-2011, 12:02 PM
Angie,you have my condolences :hug:I know the feeling,My GM suffered sooo many years too and I just couldn't understand how the Lord could let her suffer so long. But i learned to not question God and he does things in his own time.When she passed it was like a celebration(of life).we were sad,but you know what i mean..she was going home to be w/the Lord and will have no more pain.Cherise your memories :hug:

:wave:Diana,great job on the .6!:cp:

:wave:Starbrite

Pamatga,what a wonderful thing your husband is doing :) I wish him well! huh..the devil is a liar..soon you'll put down that cane.I was on an oxygen tank,couldn't even walk/stand up long enough to walk in a store to order my own groceries 3 yrs ago.Mother and aunt did it for me.You're doing great, keep on fighting! love your new avatar :)

FitGirl,great job on the .4! love the new avatar :)
that's cool you experimenting w/hair colors :) I'd like to try a brown or something.I've always worn the same style and color.My hair is growing more since I've been taking vitamins:cp:

Paradise,aww..you'll get back to that ticker weight soon :hug:Everyones different but I would not have changed mine...gives me something to fight/push for..having to look at it every time i log-in ;) over all,you still have lost this month and are keeping things in check! you're doing great really :)

Matilda,you know what you can do :sumo:

Coon,you're in the groove :high:the TM has become good therapy huh? :D killing 2 birds with i stone..weight lost/relieving frustration :D

Bullet.great job on the 2.8,you are moving :carrot:

reptogirl,that's great your family is eating healthy too.that really helps :)

Vixsin,great job on the new low :carrot:


ok...ya'll... i looked so good yesterday until i had to slap myself.I wore a yellow..yes yellow suit!!! went out my way to make sure 2 guys i know saw me yesterday in church :o when one of them put his hand on my back i thought..Man..he don't feel any saddle bags :D

Stopped by Mothers and she just smiled and said.."you did it" :love: I'm settling into my new body/life style better each day.Didn't exercise yesterday morning..learning to relax/not stress about it so much but got antsy and jogged last night at 7:30pm..might do that again since the time has changed.Held my weight at 198.6 and I'm happy about that!

Bulletproof Heart
03-21-2011, 12:06 PM
I have to start sleeping and getting up at a "normal" time, but I stayed up and watched Harry Potter and the half blood prince...though it would have more Snape in it!
1: 284.4
2: 283.2
3: 282.4
4: 281.8
5: 280.6
6: 280.4
7: 279.6
8: 279.4
9: 278.4
10.277.6
11.277.4
12.277.4
13.278.2
14.276.4 -1.8(TOM)
15.277.6 +1.2(TOM)
16.275.6 -2.0(TOM)
17.277.0 +1.4(TOM)
18.275.2 -1.8(TOM)
19.276.0 +.8(TOM)
20.273.2 -2.8
21.273.4 +.2

ParadiseFalls
03-21-2011, 12:42 PM
Whoooosh! Finally. I guess the pain of taking away my sumo smiley did the trick :lol: Still have a few pounds of catching up to do, but I feel a lot more encouraged now.

1: 265.4
2: 266
3: no weigh-in; too early
4: 263.4 (+.8)
5: 262.6
6: 261.4
7: 259.6
8. 260.4
9. 259
10. 259.4
11. 258(-5.4)
12. 257.6
13. 259.4
14. 259.4
15. 258.8
16. 258.2
17. 258.2
18. 260.8 +2.8
19. 261.6
20. 261.4
21. 258.6
22.
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24.
25.

Diana and fitkristi, Nice whooshes!! :cb:

fitgirlygirl, I love the hair!! Very funky.

Ona, congrats on the yellow suit!! I love yellow, but I'm too afraid to wear it :p

Matilda, good to see you back :hug:

reptogirl
03-21-2011, 12:59 PM
1-323.2
2-322 -1.2
3-321-1 total 2.2
4-320.8 -.2 total 2.4
5.321.2 +.4 total 2
6. 321.6 +.4 total 1.6 come back weight loss
7. 321.4 -.2 total 1.8 i will take any loss i can get thank you scale
8.320.6 -.8 total 2.6 thank you for being nice scale i loves you
9. 319.2 -1.4 total 4 scale you are truly kind today-much love
10. 319.4 +.2 total 3.8
11. 321.2 +1.8 total 2 hmmmmm---almost tom...its gonna get ugly!
12. 322 +.8 total 1.2 tom how i hate you
13. 321.8 -.2 total 1.4 tom ended me up in the er
14. 320.8 -1 total 2.4
15. 321.4 +.6 total 1.8 thats what 840 calories of taco bell dinner gets you!
16.323 +1.6 total .2 disgusted.
17.321.4 -1.6 total 1.8
18.320.8 -.6 total 2.4
19. 320.6 -.2 total 2.6
20 322.2 +1.6 total 1
21.321.6 -.6 total 1.6

no sooner had i wrote about how my mom was doing good etc...she brings home fast food...we end up getting into a fight, because just 2 days before..i won't bring it home..blah blah blah...oh well i can't expect ppl to change their lives for me...i just want a little consideration..oh well i didn't eat any of it...

OnaMi
03-21-2011, 01:49 PM
Reptogirl.great job not indulging in that.It probably takes some getting use to for Mother(you changing your way of eating). keep on fighting for your health,after a while the fights won't be so hard.

Great job paradise :bravo: thanks,soon you'll have so much confidence you'll be eager to wear any color you can think of.;)

SwimGirl
03-21-2011, 01:59 PM
Angie - Sorry to hear about your Gramma, but glad to hear it was peaceful.

Kristi - nice whoosh!! :)

Diana - If you could bottle up your consistency and send it my way, that would be swell!

Roxy - just a couple days late ;) I love the short hair still! :) Congrats on the whoosh!!

Coondocks - Is this a new low for you? Glad Shaun wants to work on things, he should want to - you are fabulous!! What do you want? I'm struggling to think about myself lately.. its so easy to get lost in a relationship.

Ona - you little heart breaker you ;) What a fabulous feeling! Do you have runners legs? I sure hope I get to be that way someday!

Paradise - great whoosh!! :D

repto - great job staying strong, and staying away from the fast food! It's a tough one! I used to live with my bf and his parents and they basically only ate fast food, whenever we go there for dinner it's always burgers or pizza, NOT great for the waist line! And so hard to resist sometimes :(

Alright, I've been MIA. I've been focusing on exercising and eating fruits and veggies. And with that? I'm UP 2.5 pounds!! 260.1. Ugh. So time to rethink - I was going to go exercise today, but decided to spend the time counting my calories. I had really hoped to not actually count calories, but clearly I am not getting anywhere NOT doing it. So thats my confession. But I'm not ready to adjust my ticker just yet.. maybe tomorrow..

-Aimee

Bulletproof Heart
03-21-2011, 03:00 PM
@starbrite
Luck you got some sun it was raining here earlier! As soon as it gets nice here it goes just as fast!

@Diana3271
Congrats on the .6!

@fitkristi
Congrats on not gaining over the weekend!! :D

@FitGirlyGirl
The teal in your hair looks awesome!!!

@OnaMi
That sounds awesome!! Your very close to your goal!! :D

@reptogirl
Good job and congrats for not eating the junk food!!!

@SwimGirl
Im sure the 2.5 will drop soon!!

pamatga
03-21-2011, 05:47 PM
15 273.0 lbs.
16 272.2. lbs (over 3000 mg sodium for dinner)
17 271.4 lbs (2 pm)
18 271.8 lbs (6 pm)
19 272.2 lbs. (3 pm)
20 274.0 lbs. ( 1pm)
21 272.8 lbs (beginning new food plan and different exercise program)

Someone told me about a program that I might qualify for that would get me the surgery I need for my knees. I am going to look into it-so my fingers are crossed. Since walking on treadmill is leaving me laid up for the rest of the day with swollen knees I have decided to switch to pilates and yoga for awhile. I am still continuing the strength training exercises I do 4x a week.

Since I won't be working out to sweat I am going to drop my calories down 200 calories per day until I can "work up a sweat" again. Eyes crossed.:dizzy:

Uping water to 80-100 oz.--now, legs crossed.;)

Now, that all body parts are sufficiently crossed, let's see what happens!

Thank you for all of your wonderful congrats for DH, I am going to pass this on to him. He is such a modest, unassuming kind of guy. That is one of the things I love about him.

Oma thanks for the encouragement--much felt and appreciated. It takes lots of faith and prayers to move through this. This too shall pass.
God bless you for sharing!:hug:

Diana3271
03-21-2011, 05:53 PM
Fitgirlygirl Congrats on the .4! I think the green hair would bring out your eye color. ;)

Matilda Hi :wave:

Coondocks Great job on the .4.

Ona Congrats on all the new clothes and colors. It's amazing how different we feel when we lose weight.

Bulletproof Hi :wave:

Paradise Congrats on your whoosh! I am glad you are feeling better about things.

Reptogirl Congrats on your .6. I eat different than the rest of my family. The good thing is that I enjoy how I eat. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

Aimee Keep at it. You will figure out what works for your body.

Pamatga Great job on the 1.2 pounds. I look forward to watching you succeed on your new plan. :carrot:

opheliaphoenix
03-21-2011, 06:01 PM
I wasn't able to post here yesterday, but I don't have to work today, so I'll be trying to catch up a little bit. My weigh-in yesterday took me back up to 240.4, but then I was back down to 239.4 this morning...I think my scale must know I'm right at the edge of dropping into a new category and is toying with me! :headache: Needless to say, I will wait until tomorrow to make sure I'm still in the 230s before I do any celebrating. Until then, lots of water and I think I'm going to start my self-titled Spring Cleaning Extravaganza today, so it should be a nice workout, haha.

Diana - :wave: and woo for getting back down to a new low!

Angie - I am so sorry about your Grama, but I am happy to hear she is no longer suffering. I only hope you and your family find some peace of mind in that and in your memories of her. :hug:

FitGirly - I almost did, but settled for a few "I'm serious" smacks across his shoulder, lol. And, congrats on all the weight loss, you're doing great this week! (P.S. I like the new color, too! If you couldn't already tell by my font, it's one of my favorite colors, so I approve...haha.)

Vixsin - Congrats on the new low! You're so close to Onederland now! And, have fun on your trip to Boston. :)

Reptogirl - Good luck with your calorie experiment! I've been playing with mine a bit and am still trying to figure out how my body works in each range. It takes some time to see any real effects in actual losses or gains, so just keep that in mind. Also, I'm sorry you're still having some issues with the family not all being on the same page. I know it's harder when you're still living under the same roof, but just remember -- as long as you stay accountable for you and your own actions, nothing anyone else does around you should affect you. You are the captain of your own life, as they say. There may be tumultuous waters under you, but it's up to you to decide how you steer it through the storm. Make sense? I still wish you the best though, as I know having family support your actions is a strong foundation for change...and, I hope they can see eating healthier is better for them too and that they're not just having to cater to you. It better for you all as a whole.

Bulletproof - Even with the .2, you've still had a nice drop, congrats!

ParadiseFalls - I was cracking up at the time, even through the nausea, lol. We can be pretty silly together sometimes. And, thank you! I'm not sure if I'm fully done with them yet, but I definitely hope so! Also, congrats on the woosh!!!

Kristi - Congrats on the loss over the weekend away!

Coon - Congrats on another .4 gone forever, and good luck with your situation. I fully understand your desire to tread carefully, despite your concerns for Jack's needs. Just remember you can always compromise a little for the sake of a child, but that doesn't mean you have to compromise yourself, as well. I don't know the scenario, but I wish you nothing but the best, whatever you decide. And, if nothing else, enjoy the burn on that treadmill and work it! ;)

Ona - You're doing a wonderful job, and I bet you looked like a million bucks in your yellow suit! :)

:wave: and good luck to everyone else!

Diana3271
03-21-2011, 06:19 PM
opheliaphoenix Hi :wave: Cleaning is a great workout! You will find out about muscles that you didn't know you even had! ;)

SwimGirl
03-22-2011, 01:27 AM
Bullet - thanks! :)

pama - :lol: about keeping your legs crossed! That's how I feel when I drink that much water! Sounds like you have a good plan, and you might be surprised at the sweat you can get from pilates!

Diana - sometimes I feel like I'm just a bouncing ball, never making progress. It's pretty frustrating, especially since most aspects of my life when I go after something I don't stop until I get there. Weight loss baffles me still. But thanks, I plan to keep trying!

ophelia - I'm in the spring cleaning mood myself! But since I'm working so much, I'm doing all of it at work.. I am really excited to tackle my house! Fingers crossed for 238 tomorrow :D

I made it through my day with counting calories! It hard in the morning, I was starving! But the rest of the day went well.. tomorrow I'm at a cosmetics school all day :( Which means not a lot of control over my food, but I'll eat breakfast before I go, and stick to veggies for lunch!

-Aimee

starbrite
03-22-2011, 03:14 AM
:dunno: up 0.2 again - but horrid night, awake every 30 minutes following a nightmare....

Diana3271
03-22-2011, 08:28 AM
Good Morning! :wave:

I woke up feeling bloated and the scale reflected this. I don't think it was the food that I ate last night. We eat there on a regular basis. I think TTOM is getting ready to start again. It's a PITA when TTOM lasts for so long because the time in between is shortened. Oh well, it could always be worse.

Star Sorry about your rough night. :hug:

Aimee Does adding extra protein help with your hunger?

Calories for yesterday: 1490 + :coffee:

Weigh In: 153.4

Up: .6 (to where I was the day before)

fitkristi
03-22-2011, 09:21 AM
February 28 - 196.4

1. 196.1 -.3
2: 194.6 -1.5
3: 195.3 +.7
4: 194.7 -.6
5: 193.3 -1.4
6: 194.4 +1.1
7: 195.0 +.6
8: 195.0 - 0
9: 195.7 +.7
10: 196.9 +1.2
11: 197.6 +.7
12: 194.5 -3.1
13: 197.0 +2.5
14: 196.0 -1 TOM (FINALLY!)
15: 195.0 -1 TOM
16: 194.5 -.5 TOM
17: 193.0 -1.5 TOM
18: 191.7 -1.3
19: OOT
20: OOT
21: 189.4 -2.3
22: 189.2 -.2

Down .2 - I *will* be back for personals later - I'm committing to it!

pamatga
03-22-2011, 09:55 AM
15 273.0 lbs.
16 272.2. lbs (over 3000 mg sodium for dinner)
17 271.4 lbs (2 pm)
18 271.8 lbs (6 pm)
19 272.2 lbs. (3 pm)
20 274.0 lbs. ( 1pm)
21 272.8 lbs (beginning new food plan and different exercise program)
22 271.2 lbs (96 oz of H2O-getting warm in GA so that helped get it in!)

Starbrite I'm sorry to hear about your noctural nightmares. I was up every 90 minutes to pee but it was a happy "interruption". Pleasant dreams tonight!
Diane Thanks for the words of encouragement. One thing I have learned is that if one thing doesn't work, swallow your pride and try something else. After all, this is not about "one size fits all", right?
Ophelia and fitkristi Hi-I'm kind of new around here but certainly not new to all the warmth and good vibes at 3FC--it's the best!:hug:
Swimgirl Thanks for the tip on pilates. I have three dvds I got as a b-day gift from my son (hint?) and I tried them once. The girls doing it looked great and they were on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Nice serene surroundings.

Matilda08
03-22-2011, 09:58 AM
2/28 220.4 I would like to get below 215 for March


1: 220.0
2: 217.8 finally back down
3:
4: 219.4 this week I havent worked out at all been very busy with work and school
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16: 221.8
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22: 221.4 woosh!!!! Had a great day op worked out really hard and im sore today:)
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Matilda08
03-22-2011, 10:01 AM
Kristi- you are doing such a great job welcome to the 180s!!!

Angie- sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers!

Ona- doesnt it feel good when you wear things you couldnt before:)

Paridise- welcome to the 250s!!

Everyone else I hope all is well and that you guys stay on plan! Thanks all for helping me hang in there, March hasnt been great for me but Im back:)

Coondocks
03-22-2011, 10:35 AM
another woosh of 1.8 brining me to 165.6.
I'm not really sure how I feel about it, granted I love the number but at the same time I was WAY under calories yesterday, way way under . . . not good at all.

Aimee - I'm right there with you finding it hard to think of whats best for me instead of thinking if 'us' is really good anymore. I'm really not sure what I want, but I know I'm not ready to see him so I've told him if he wants to come in to see Jack, that can be arranged of course - I'll never deny him his kid - but it doesn't mean we are sitting down to talk about anything.
Cosmetology school?? AWESOME! I'm going to take advantage of your know-how one of these days ;) No worries about the bump up, you sound like you're getting back into the wing of things with gusto :D

Matilda - GREAT weigh in, fantastic woosh! Good for you staying strong and getting back OP. :carrot:

Pam - Keep on going!! You're taking charge and it shows woo hoo!!

Kristi - I can't get over how fantastic you have been doing, what an inspiration you are :) :)

Star - Nightmares are the freaking worst . . . I hope the day goes well for you and a good sleep follows :hug:

Ophelia - thanks for the kind words, sometimes I just need to hear it's ok to remove myself from 'us' and it doesn't mean I'm going to deny Jack anything. Congrats on the WI, kick those 240's butt!!

Repto - Good for you not eating the fast food, great choices like that will make all the difference in the world :) :)

I'll be back to say Hi to everyone else . .. have a wonderful day all

Bulletproof Heart
03-22-2011, 11:01 AM
@SwimGirl
Im starting to go back to calorie counting again, what I did before is if I knew what I was going to eat I would log the food before eating it, so if you know what you eat you can try that :)

@starbrite
Sorry to hear about your night, hope you have a better one :hug:

@Diana3271
I would go nuts with the weight going up and down but if you know its TOM its not that bad!

@fitkristi
Congrats on the .2!

@Matilda08
Welcome back to the thread :)

@Coondocks
Congrats on the whoosh! Hope it doesnt go up tomorrow!!

Lost nothing but I didnt exercise much so I hope thats why. Started counting calories again to try and make sure I dont go to under or to much over :lol: hope to start losing again soon if I wanna get around 250-255 before my b-day!

1: 284.4
2: 283.2
3: 282.4
4: 281.8
5: 280.6
6: 280.4
7: 279.6
8: 279.4
9: 278.4
10.277.6
11.277.4
12.277.4
13.278.2
14.276.4 -1.8(TOM)
15.277.6 +1.2(TOM)
16.275.6 -2.0(TOM)
17.277.0 +1.4(TOM)
18.275.2 -1.8(TOM)
19.276.0 +.8(TOM)
20.273.2 -2.8
21.273.4 +.2
22.273.4 0

ParadiseFalls
03-22-2011, 11:03 AM
1: 265.4
2: 266
3: no weigh-in; too early
4: 263.4 (+.8)
5: 262.6
6: 261.4
7: 259.6
8. 260.4
9. 259
10. 259.4
11. 258(-5.4)
12. 257.6
13. 259.4
14. 259.4
15. 258.8
16. 258.2
17. 258.2
18. 260.8 +2.8
19. 261.6
20. 261.4
21. 258.6
22. 256.6 (early weigh in) :dancer:
23.
24.
25.

Coon--nice whoosh!!

Matilda--thanks for the welcome! I'm hoping to pass through them quickly ;) and congrats on another nice whoosh!

Pamatga-- nice job gettingn in your water. I'm trying to do the same.

Diana--stupid TOM! Mine lasts forever too, and it stinks.

I'm waiting for a drs appt now but I'll be back later. In the meantime :wave: to everyone else!

Gale02
03-22-2011, 11:10 AM
Time to 'fess up. :( I was off plan for a solid 4 days, and I mean WAY off plan. Eating out, eating junk, not exercising except for walks to the park with the kids (maybe a mile away)... and the scale has responded accordingly. The good news is that I was POP yesterday. Back in the saddle again...

1: 239.8
2: 241.4
3: 241.6
4: 240.4
5: 240.0
6: 242.0
7: 239.4
8: 238.6
9: 239.8
10: 238.0
11: 237.2
12: 238.6
13: 238.2
14: 236.8
15: 238.4
16: 238.0
17:
18: 241.4
19:
20:
21: 242.4

reptogirl
03-22-2011, 11:26 AM
1-323.2
2-322 -1.2
3-321-1 total 2.2
4-320.8 -.2 total 2.4
5.321.2 +.4 total 2
6. 321.6 +.4 total 1.6 come back weight loss
7. 321.4 -.2 total 1.8 i will take any loss i can get thank you scale
8.320.6 -.8 total 2.6 thank you for being nice scale i loves you
9. 319.2 -1.4 total 4 scale you are truly kind today-much love
10. 319.4 +.2 total 3.8
11. 321.2 +1.8 total 2 hmmmmm---almost tom...its gonna get ugly!
12. 322 +.8 total 1.2 tom how i hate you
13. 321.8 -.2 total 1.4 tom ended me up in the er
14. 320.8 -1 total 2.4
15. 321.4 +.6 total 1.8 thats what 840 calories of taco bell dinner gets you!
16.323 +1.6 total .2 disgusted.
17.321.4 -1.6 total 1.8
18.320.8 -.6 total 2.4
19. 320.6 -.2 total 2.6
20 322.2 +1.6 total 1
21.321.6 -.6 total 1.6
22.319.4 -2.2 total 3.8
i feel so much better today. i lowered my carbs yesterday..well actually just started counting them, plan on staying under 100,

thanks everyone for all your kind words :)

OnaMi
03-22-2011, 11:30 AM
:wave: everybody!

I'm sorta getting tired of looking at 198 now :dizzy: down.2 to 198.4! Need to find another gear for a hard push,I'll psych myself up for that now i guess.:dizzy:

aww Diana,bless you heart :hug: that must be rough to have TTOM so often but you are strong and will handling everything like a trooper :hug: yeah,feels like i got a new lease on life some times.

Ophelia,:crossed: for 230's today!

Starbrite,something you ate before bed cause it maybe :?:.you know that old saying,somethings we eat before bed causes us to have nightmares:dunno: dreams are interesting! Hope you have a good nights rest tonight!

keep fighting Aimee and looking for what works for you,eventually you will win! calorie counting is a good thing!! Don't know about runner legs :lol: Wish i had a runners core :D I'm thinking of taking :belly: w/a new friend i met on the track :D Have a good meeting! Bet you have pretty skin since you know all about that stuff.Since I've been using the Oil of Olay products,i see a big improvement in my skin/sagging problem :carrot:

Coon.great job on the 1.8!:cp: of course it's ok to not be "us" you have got so much going for yourself, look fantastic and can get someone where you and he are on the same page.Sometimes things just don't work out.No matter how bad we want them too.

Matilda,great job:bravo: that fighting spirit is kicking in :yay: yeah,i feel like Jennifer Hudson :lol: when she said" I get up everyday excited to see what I'm going to wear" :lol: now I have to buy more different color shoes;) Oh,and finding stocking that come all the way up :dizzy:..not a problem any more :carrot: i told my sister,nobody better not ask me to go anywhere,like a function or event,I'm ready :p

Pam,great job on the 1.6! :cp: hope the Lord gives you the answers about that surgery.You're welcome :hug:

Kristi,great job on the .2!

:wave:Bullet

:wave:Paradise

CoCoMonkey
03-22-2011, 11:38 AM
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE :wave:
Been MIA dealing with life and work, :dizzy: but had a minute to check in. The battle of ounces up and down continues, as turns the Days of Our lives (hee hee!!)
All of you wonderful people have a magnificent day!!! :dancer:

2/28: 235.6


1 234.2 ➘ 1.4
2 233.6 ➘ .60
3 234.4 ➚ .80
4 233.1 ➘ 1.3
5 233.5 ➚ .40
6 233.0 ➘ .50
7 231.2 ➘ 1.8
8 231.4 ➚ .20
9 232.2 ➚ .80
10 232.6 ➚ .40
11 232.9 ➚ .30
12 232.3 ➘ .60
13 229.4 ➘ 2.9
14 232.2 ➚ 2.8 (DAY 26 OF TTOM)
15 231.2 ➘ 1.0 (DAY 27 OF TTOM)
16 231.1 ➘ .10 (DAY 28 OF TTOM)
17 230.9 ➘ .20 (DAY 29 OF TTOM)
18 230.2 ➘ .70 (DAY 30 OF TTOM)
19 229.9 ➘ .30 (DAY 31 OF TTOM)
20 228.1 ➘ 1.8 (DAY 32 OF TTOM)
21 229.5 ➚ .40 (DAY 33 OF TTOM)
22 228.5 ➘ 1.0 (DAY 34 OF TTOM)
23

FitGirlyGirl
03-22-2011, 01:42 PM
Down .2 today to 181.4. I'm surprised I'm down at all because I was at the gym for 3 hours straight yesterday and walk I'm so sore! Thanks everyone for the compliments on my hair. I'm still not sure what my treat foods other than b-day cake are going to be tomorrow, but I have decided that we are climbing the mountain. Whether that is instead of or after my weight lifting class and zumba is yet to be determined. I will decide based on how my muscles feel in the morning after tonight's krav maga class.

Coondocks - If you aren't ready to be around him, but would like to let him visit his son then maybe you could leave Jack with a friend that you trust and allow them to visit there?

Ona - Good nutrition and vitamins will do that to hair. It's going to be annoying for me now that I'm keeping mine short, lol. Congrats on looking and feeling so awesome in your suit!

Paradise - I told you sumo guy would be back! Congrats!

reptogirl- I'm sorry your mom brought fast food. You're right, you can change her and her eating habits are her responsibility. That is awesome that you resisted the temptation.

Aimee - I thought about the St. Pat's thing too, but green is my fav color and this is my b-day week, so for me this is a better time for it. I'm sorry the scale jumped up on you. I'm not ready for just eyeballing yet either, I tried once and it did not work. Some people never get to where they can do that. I hope that I can eventually, but if I have to count forever that's better than being fat forever.

Ophelia - Some serious cleaning can really get the calorie burn up. I know I burn something like 7/minute shampooing the carpet, lol.

Pam - If your knees are your main problem have you googled chair workouts? I know that I can get a good calorie burn while seated just by doing a quick, controlled twist back and forth of my torso. Shadow boxing is another awesome exercise that can be done in a seated position.

CutieCourt
03-22-2011, 01:57 PM
Hi all! I've realized that I'm going to have to start trying harder on the weekends with my choices. I am horrible on the weekends and I sometimes I feel out of control! At work I am fine but after work, it's always downhill.

I am trying to find where the root of the problem is and fix it.

15: 245.8
16: 243.2
22: 243.2

Good news is we finished the lower part of our deck this weekend! It's so nice! It was alot of hard work but we accomplished it. Even woke up early sat and sun!

Going to get a game plan in place for cooking at home again.
It's too much to eat out as much as I have been. Its doing more harm than good...physically and financially.

starbrite
03-22-2011, 04:08 PM
Could it have been fresh garlic that caused the nightmare?? That was the only thing I had different last night :dunno:

opheliaphoenix
03-22-2011, 05:42 PM
No time for personals at the moment, but will come back for that a little later. Just wanted to post a quick update that I was fluctuating over about half a pound and back this morning, but settled in at a weak 239.2...still don't feel safely in the 230s, but at least now my ups and downs are all in the 239 range, so this is a good sign.

Starbrite - Just wanted to reply to you really quick to say I've googled this combination before, as well as dreams after heavy cheeses, and have come up with some interesting results. Here's an example for you to get you started, if you feel like looking into it:

http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/does-garlic-cause-strange-dreams-and-nightmares.html

:wave: to everyone else; I will be back for personals tonight!