Weight Loss Support - Daily Accountability/Lifestyle Change - Everyone Welcome! Week of 4/11 - 4/17




Diana3271
04-10-2011, 07:43 PM
Hello Everyone! :wave: Welcome to the Check-In! Let's make it a great week!

I want to welcome everyone to the Daily Accountability Check-In. Our goal is to stay accountable and on track by posting our daily food and exercise choices. All food and exercise programs are welcome. Consistency is the key to reaching our weight loss goals.

Introduce yourself or jump right in and tell us what you have been doing.


:cheer2: Here's to the start of a great week! :cheer2:


Larry H
04-10-2011, 08:30 PM
I writing this sitting on the edge of my hospital bed where I have been since yesterday evening. I had a lot of the symptoms of a heart attack and went to the hospital as a precaution and they have kept me for testing. My EKG and Blood Enzymes do not show any evidence of heart problem, but due to my symptoms Chest pain, left shoulder and arm pain, extreme fatigue, dizzy and heavy sweating the cardiologist is doing a Cardiac catheterization tommorow morning. I was told barring complications that I would be here until Tuesday.

The good news is that I have stayed on my eating plan with the hospital meals. 1067 calories today :carrot: if I can stay on plan here I should be able to do it anywhere :carrot:

No exercise is allowed but I am allowed to get up and go to the bathroom on my own:D

Thinking about you all:hug:

Larry,

Andejean
04-10-2011, 08:52 PM
Oh Larry! Feel better soon! So glad you're taking the appropriate precautions! Smuggle out a lime jello for me, LOL


berryblondeboys
04-10-2011, 09:00 PM
Larry, I'm sorry you are in the hospital, but glad you knew to get in and get checked out. WIshing you all the best.

Diana3271
04-10-2011, 09:23 PM
Larry Sorry to hear that you are in the hospital. Glad to hear that you are safe and in good hands since you are having some cardiac symptoms. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. :hug:

roadbikerchick
04-10-2011, 09:40 PM
Larry, that's too bad, but good for you to get looked after. Glad you have bathroom privileges.:o Way to go with staying on plan. :getwell:

Diana3271: Yup, 42 miles. It took me 2 1/2 hours. I have a Garmin Forerunner watch that measures time, speed, distance, heartrate, blah, blah, blah, while I bike. I'm training to ride a 100 mile event this summer, so I have to start building the distance up now.

So, I ate too much today.:( And I blew it on popcorn of all things! :o At least I caught it and stopped eating at 6 pm. I have to keep drinking lots of water to get rid of the sodium. Oh, well, tomorrow's a new day.

Brooklynn
04-10-2011, 09:48 PM
Larry I hope you feel better soon! glad the results are looking to the positive side of things! Prayers your way feel better!!

Vixsin
04-10-2011, 09:50 PM
Larry!!! I'm thinking about you too, my friend! :hug: Feel better soon!!!

Amazing weekend here! Stayed on plan all weekend long despite life throwing many curve balls at me. Victory! Weighed in at 198 on the dot today. Hoping to see a 7 tomorrow. I feel that I am honing in on that 196!

Hockey game was great last night! We lost but we had so much fun!! Can't wait til next season!

Lucked out and it was beautiful today! Got to the grocery store, got all the laundry done (not put away though. LOL), I decided to rake the backyard today too. So I was out there for about an hour doing that.

Thank you for the kind words about Layla. I am very happy to report that she will be a permanent member of my family. :yay: She and Buddy are SO happy, it's almost disgusting. LOL They love each other so much, it's the most adorable thing I've ever seen!

Can't wait to get back to work tomorrow so I can RELAX!!! :lol:

GainingWeightInLa
04-10-2011, 10:04 PM
Now Larry, don't you go havin' a heart attack! We can't do without your inspiration around here, ya know! :nono: As everyone has said, hope you're feeling better soon! Sayin' prayers for ya, man! :hug:

Not been a GREAT day here.....kinda splurged at the party, not on cake (only had one bite), but on, of all things, nuts! I also had half of a fun size snicker and one of the really small hershey bars (the REALLY small ones....) and some crackers and dip. For lunch I ate a grilled chicken wrap and for supper I had a turkey sandwich. I'm gonna go attempt to get a close count on my calories here in a minute. I'm sure I'm over, but could've been MUCH, MUCH worse. I saw 205.8 today, after eating all that....so I may show a loss for the week. :yay: I saw a new low this morning.....204.4.....but it was first thing this morning so I don't count it. I may never get to onederland if I keep up at my current pace. lol Although I think things are FINALLY about to calm down a little for us. :yay: Hopefully I can get back to seriously trying to get this weight off. At my DD's party today, I had lots of literal gasps about my weight loss. I was sooooooo happy! People are really starting to comment on it.....I only had to lose 30 lbs to get here. :shrug: Amazing!

Okay, I'm off to put my kiddos in bed. Have a GREAT night everyone!!


Edit: I think I came in around 1500 calories today. UGH. That's awful for me! But it is what it is. And yesterday was a GREAT day for me.....so maybe it'll average out. Tomorrow will be a better day!! :D

berryblondeboys
04-10-2011, 10:11 PM
Tomorrow, Monday is my blood draw. It's the 3 month check up on my blood sugars. As well as a check on my thyroid. So to add to my measly 3 miles on the bike today, I did 20 minutes of upper body strength training. Anything to try to get my veins to pop up on my arms for an easy draw. Last time it took 5 pokes and lots of digging to find the vein. Honestly, I don't know how I'll react if my blood sugars are still out of whack. I have been so unbelievably good.

Ironically, I decided to eat a banana today. They looked so good. And for the first time in 3 months, I felt my blood sugar drop too low from the carb snack. Now why, the day before I have to take this test did I decide to eat a carb snack = even though it was a banana? They are testing my fasting blood sugar as well as the 3 month reading. Fingers crossed for me that I am controlling things without needing to deal with meds.

LindseyLou
04-10-2011, 10:26 PM
Larry - You're in my thoughts and prayers!!! :getwell:

Diana - I'll try to post comparison pics tomorrow. Congrats on the new low! :yay:

My goal this week is to reach 138! :D An obviously to stay on plan. ;)

Let's have a great week everyone!!! :grouphug:

K9Owner
04-10-2011, 10:36 PM
PERSONALS
Larry: Praying for u! After your cath, be sure they tell u what ur Ejection Fraction (EF) is. This # will be n a % and measures heart volume output! It's a good thing to have in the back of ur mind--kinda like knowing what ur cholesterol level is. Hopefully, it is > 40% and no signs of heart failure!! :getwell:

Vix: I am so glad for ur new addition!! I really want another, but 2 n the house is quite plenty!! Not to mention daily park adventures! This little lab sometimes has my head :dizzy: It's like trying to keep up with a 2 yr old child!

Roadbiker: Ur such an inspiration 2 me! WTG!! :bravo:

Diana, Brooklyn, Andejean, Berry: :wave:

As for myself, work was good last nite, lots of walking--as there is NEVER a dull or slow moment with heart failure patients. I took soup for supper, which wasn't NEARLY enough with TOM's cRAVEN bird!! So, after work, I phoned my DH and we had breakfast--at ((wait for it))

Cracker Barrel :drool:

Hey, when I blow it, I go all the way!!! Pecan Pancakes!!! :drool:

So, I entered all of my terrible food choices in MFP, and went to bed! When I woke up, I felt HORRIBLE for my poor choice! I got out of bed, pulled myself together, got dressed, and ran!!!! I did interval run/walk 3:2 for 3 miles, then walked for another mile. My Garmin said I burned 380 calories!! :woohoo:
So, it's spinach and water for dinner!!! :lol:
Actually, I have 524 calories left for the day and I WILL MAKE A GOOD CHOICE!!!

Since I swapped with a colleague to Wednesday night, I will make Friday my weigh in day. TOM and his bird will be gone, and after 4 weeks off phen plus exercise, I am PRAYING for a loss!!!

jendiet
04-10-2011, 11:46 PM
really quick check in, promse to catch up tomorrow.

Larry, omg, hope your cath turns out to gve you some good news!

so sore, tred etc.

leveled the ground under the pool, put the plants n the greenhouse, moved the pool back, and cleaned t agan. we also moved a lttle mulch today. 'm hopng to be able to go to bed now, but dd just eat a grlled chcken

roadbikerchick
04-11-2011, 06:47 AM
Hi everyone:coffee::wave:

Hope everyone had a great weekend!:D

Brooklynn: Hi, and congratulations on onederland!:carrot::carrot::carrot:
Vixsin: Wow, did you ever have a full day! Congratulations on staying on plan through the weekend. :cb::cb::cb: Weekends are such a special challenge, aren’t they? BTW, Is Layla a new dog?
DianaLA: That’s so wonderful, that other people gasped over your weight loss. :woohoo: You’ve lost 30 pounds – of course you can get to onederland! :carrot::carrot::carrot:
Berry: Hope you get good results from your bloodwork. :hug: You’ve been doing so much for your health. BTW, a 55 pound bike? With a kid on the back? That would be like moving a train with pedal power! You go, girl! :cheer2::cheer2:
K9: Thanks! I’m so glad to hear how you pulled a good day off, even after the Cracker Barrel splurge. Way to go! ;);)
Jendiet: Sounds like you had a busy day. :dizzy: Maybe that nesting instinct is kicking in? :D Hope you got some rest later.

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So, time for me to get back on track. I worked out a lot on the weekend, but I also ate too much. I don't even know what I ate Saturday, and Sunday I ate about 2100 calories. :o The scale said 139.8, which is not a new low, but I'm still happy with it, especially considering the off-plan eating. ;)

I've got a busy day today: laundry, grocery shopping, yard work if the rain holds off, and an online course that started Friday, and I haven't even looked at! With all this stuff to do, it should be easier to stay on plan.

Hope everyone has a great, on-plan week. :grouphug:

P.S: thanks, Diana3271, for all your work in keeping this thread going. :hug: I just love it!

Diana3271
04-11-2011, 07:15 AM
Good Morning! :wave: I hope you have a fantastic week.

*Still keeping Larry in our thoughts and prayers*

I weighed in at 150 this morning! :yay: My Dr. wanted to see if I will "naturally" :rolleyes: drop to 145. Now that I have hit 150 we will wait and see what "naturally" happens. :p ;) :lol:

AMKRC
04-11-2011, 07:48 AM
Good morning everyone! I'm doing my food shopping today for the week - stocking up on the healthy goodies from Costco. And tonight... I'm joining a gym. I don't know why I'm so nervous about that. It could be because I haven't had a real workout in years. :o

Here's to a great week for all of us!

berryblondeboys
04-11-2011, 07:50 AM
Diana3271 Wow! 150! You are rocking it!

RoadbikerchickYay for your stable weight too! I find weekends harder to keep on track, so maybe we'll both find it easier during the week. The bike I'm using is unique - it has the smaller rider in front... here's a picture of it:

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g80/melissa_sinclair2003/BuddyBikeFamilyCutout400px.jpg

For me, another new low. I lost almost a pound overnight: .8 to a new low, which I was surprised by as I weighed more last night, but then had to pee a lot this morning, so I guess it all works out or is a lower fluctuation. We'll see if it sticks or not.

Ok, off to get my little one to school and then my bloodwork.

LisaP916
04-11-2011, 08:07 AM
Happy Monday!

I'm not sure if anyone else here is doing WW. I'm loving the Points Plus plan, because I don't feel even the least bit deprived of anything. My WI day is Saturday - I can go to either the 7:30am meeting or the 9:00am meeting, and I go to the gym right after, since they're next door to each other. This was my 2nd weight in, and I was down 2.2# for a two week total of 8.4#. I'll take it! My goal for this week is to move into the 260's (saying good bye to the 270's forever - again!) and reach the 10# mark. I'm treating myself to the first pedicure of spring at 10#!

I also signed up for the WW WalkIt Challenge. I'm walking a 5K with my WW leader on May 22nd. I also bought a pedometer at the meeting and tracked my steps all weekend. It's really eye opening! It also pushed me to walk my dog a little farther each time I took him out. He's a greyhound, so it doesn't take much convincing to keep HIM moving... I'm the one that needs the motivation! Saturday I walked about 10,600 steps, and yesterday I walked almost 9000 steps without any actual "exercise". I did two rounds of grocery shopping, one at BJ's and one at Price Chopper, and I made it a point to walk up and down every aisle, whether I needed anything there or not. It's supposed to be really nice today, so I plan to walk some at lunch today too. I'm in an office park so there's no place really nice to walk, but even if I just do the rows in the parking lot, I'll be moving!

My weekends are my "splurge" days where I use some of my weekly points. My daily allowance is 40 points, and I have 49 weekly points to use as well. (I also earn activity points, but I don't use those.) Saturday I had a total of 50 points because I ate four meals - when you're up at 6am and going going going until 11pm, your body needs fuel! It was all quality points, no junk, so I fell good about it. Yesterday DH and I went out to breakfast, so I spent 24 points there! Still, for the day, my total was 49 points, because I stayed on track and ate to plan for the rest of the day. Yay!

Weekdays I'm up at 5:15am to go to the gym. I don't have a lot of time each day for organized exercise, but I've committed to 30 minutes every day AT THE GYM. I do the recumbent bike for now. When my legs are a little stronger I will try the elliptical again. I hate those things. I also feel like I'm walking through molasses and my knees burn something awful after 15 seconds. I don't know if I'm doing it wrong or what, because I see everyone else - even people my size - going nuts on it for 30 to 60 minutes. Maybe I'm just a wuss!


Okay, enough rambling from me... Time to head to work! Happy day, all!

Diana3271
04-11-2011, 08:16 AM
Berry Good luck with the blood work!

Lisa Hi and Welcome! :wave:

AMKRC Are you going to start off with a trainer at the gym?

jendiet
04-11-2011, 08:18 AM
ok, my keyboard died...that is why i didn't get to finish my sentence...

Larry, hoping good news from your cath! i'm so glad you went straight to the hospital, those symptoms sound so scary.

Ande, i'm so happy for you the mooch is gone!

biker chic, i SERIOUSLY doubt that popcorn is going to undo you riding 42 miles! wow. that is awesome, i just know you will make your goal of 100.

Hi Brooklyn, are you from Brooklyn, or named that?

vixsin, i missed it what is layla? buddy is your dog right?

gaining, you know an occasional splurge is ok, you must have really been craving the minerals in nuts. 1500 is AWESOME for being exposed to cake. I have my baby shower cake sitting on the stove. it's so good, but sugar really makes me sick.

Berry, i hope your a1C looks really good! i like your bike too, it's interesting.

k9owner, are you a nurse? I really want to work in the cardiac unit somewhere, maybe in the cath lab, there is a position at our hospital RCES. that i might be willing to do.

Diana, you crack me up. I love the way you put emphasis on the NATURALLY. What does your doctor think? that you wished yourself to 150? I KNOW you can make 145.

AM, i hope you find a good gym, just focus on doing better for youself not the actual gym.

afm: my baby shower was a flop, NOT one other person than the hostesses showed up. That's what happens when you don't have family in a town, and your whole life is wrapped up in school. it's ok. The two hostesses blessed me greatly.

i have a teacher that said that she would give me some hand me downs, i hope she follows through. i know it's hard for recent mommas to give away their lo's clothes, especially if they are thinking of more in the future.

i'm pretty tired, glad this is going to be an easy week. Of course pics were taken at my baby shower, and of course i think i look dreadfully awful! so so so so fat!

i hope my recovery from my section is quick, and i can lose this weight.

my poor mom had a bad day on Saturday as well, my brother's dog--which this really pees me off is a small red pitbull. my mom had her babies Buddy, Star, and Snowflake which are Rottie/Pitt mix and one is Rottie/Lab mix...which she has had before my dad died in 2006. Those were her companions. My brother just thought it would be ok to take in another stray...and my mom didn't want to fight him about it. Well, Buddy NEVER took to Ranger...and tried a few times to rip his head off. Other than this, BUDDY was a total teddy bear! When Ranger came into the picture, my brothers would not let their children come over my mom's house because of the tension. Which that really peed me off too! Ranger would have been gone in a HEARTBEAT. Well, this last time...Buddy got a hold of Ranger and he tried to yank his leg off...my mom was alone...and she has bad joints...neither dog had a collar on and my mom had no real way of stopping the chaos. She finally grabbed Buddy by the leg and his ho-hum...and got him off, but not before BUDDY dragged her across the carpet a couple of times. My brother got mad and let me my mom have it...WHICH REALLY PEES ME OFF. And then my mom decided to GET RID OF BUDDY AND SEND HIM TO THE POUND. omg, RANGER WOULD HAVE BEEN GONE SO FAST. My mom was in tears....God help me, all i can think about is shooting Ranger. Jason better get rid of that dog!

my mom is rationalizing that she couldn't walk Buddy--a big Rottie/Pitt mix anymore because of her joints, and now she wants to give Snowflake and Star away. I think she will be incredibly unhappy with that decision. And i swear to God if Ranger is not gone, when i visit i will get rid of him myself. I'm sorry i'm like my dad in alot of ways concerning this stuff. How dare Jason disrupt my mom's happy doggy home, with another dog.

anyways, done venting. my brother just really pisses me off...and i wish i could be there to help my mom out--but she's 1000 miles away.

ok, i will write more later.

Diana3271
04-11-2011, 09:00 AM
Jen Hi :wave: I'm glad to hear that this is going to be an easier week for you. You have really had a lot going on the last couple of weeks. The Dr. used the term "naturally". :rolleyes: Ha Ha "Naturally" and weight loss don't go together. Should not even be in the same sentence. I "naturally" weigh 300+ pounds, thank you very much. :lol: Oh well. I've been working on this for 3+ years. The good thing is that I enjoy how I eat, etc. It's not like I am having to eat things I don't like. Where are you from originally and how did you get to SC? :lol: I am originally from TX. My Dad was originally from SC. My Grandmother (Dad's Mom) started having some health issues so we moved here when I was young.

stacygee
04-11-2011, 09:10 AM
Good morning... I've read through last week and this week so far and I am all caught up. I was so busy I barely logged on... here's my scoop...

I am officially at 179! YAH! I hope to NOT see the 180s again. I was so busy Saturday and Sunday I didn't even count my calories but I am pretty sure I was in range as I was o program the whole time... with the exception of 2 sugar cookies but I think I still fell in my calories b/c I hadn't eaten much.

I ran my first 5K! It was very exhilerating and I finished in 39 minutes. I was really proud- but today I am suffering with some pretty terrible shin splints. Ouch! The 5K was for a charity called Run for the Rose which fund brain cancer research and I ran in honor of my friend Deb who is fighting a GBM tumor in her brain right now.

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Larry: My heart goes out to you and I am praying for all to be well with you. You have made such progress! My dad always tried to stay on his eating plan in the hospital and is is actually VERY hard... good for you.

Diana: How does anyone naturally lose weight? and what is the unnatural way? (besides surgery and pills).

Jenn- sorry about your shower. I personally despise baby showers and when I was pregnant I begged for a party... but, women are so accustome to them they can't get "baby shower" stuff out of their heads.

Lisa- you have an excellent plan in place. Don't hate the elliptical. Try it for just one minutes every time you go in and then move up to 2 minutes. Thats how I started and now I am addicted to it... but, also don't sell yourself short. The recumbant bike is hard! I got on it thinking I would go for 20 minutes and I changed to 10 and went back tot the elliptical!

Berry: What a cool bike. I wish I could get something like that for me and my little girl!

K9- cracker Barrel is one of my weakness. I lOVE the chicken and dumplins YUM! and the potato casserole. But- at least Cracker Barrel has small servings. Have you noticed that?

DianaLa: What have you been so busy with? Your move? I've missed you!

That's all for now!

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berryblondeboys
04-11-2011, 09:29 AM
Sitting in the parking lot outside the lab. I just peed and now see I need to give a urine sample too. Waiting a bit for the new water to go through me. Fingers crossed that they find a vein immediately!

Sum38
04-11-2011, 09:29 AM
Oh, Larry!!! I will keep you in my thoughts.

Sum38
04-11-2011, 09:32 AM
Hello all,

I will catch up later with personals.

I escaped up north for the weekend with a girlfriend. I needed a break from my insane MIL. Now I feel stronger and rested.

Eating was insane though. Too much food, and I even had some wine. :eek: Now I am filled with sodium swelling. And scale was up 3 pounds. So back to work with water and walks :)

Everyone have a fab day!!

GainingWeightInLa
04-11-2011, 09:37 AM
Oh stacygee, it's been literally nonstop SINCE the move! :lol: We were preparing for my dd's birthday party all weekend..it was sunday...and with it being a new house, I wanted everything to be perfect. It wasn't. lol Oh well. Last weekend we were out of town (took some extra furniture to our "get away" house a state away). My son has skeet shooting practice EVERY weekend, Sat. and Sun. from 2-5 p.m. to prepare for state competition at the end of the month. I'm TIRED. lol Congrats on being out of the 180's!!!! :woohoo: I'll just be glad to be out of the 200's!! :D I'm CLOSE! :) :) :)

roadbikerchick, thanks for the vote of confidence!! :) I'm so close to onederland, I can taste it!!!! It's lookin' pretty nice, I have to say!

jendiet, I have to say with all that you do, you truly inspire me! You are pregnant and you still just keep on going! I remember being pregnant and working 12 hour shifts (I'm a nurse, too) and coming home and just FALLING in the bed.....dead tired. I'd go to bed without even eating supper. As a Mom of 2, though, I have to say.......when baby gets here, slow down and ENJOY! You won't get the "baby days" back....and they're over in the blink of an eye! I miss mine being little. (I have a 12 yr old and a 6 yr old) I wish I had taken more time out just to hold them. :(

berryblondeboys, thinkin' about you today! Hoping everything goes WELL.....try to relax...keep us posted! :)

Well, I saw a new low this morning....I don't understand that after the splurge I had yesterday, but I'll take it! I've kinda started a new habit of not changing ticker until my official weigh in on Tuesdays (after my ww mtg) so I'm not changing it yet.....but I have a feeling I'll be changing it tomorrow night! :D I saw, fully dressed this morning, 204.2! I was astounded! I'm gonna try to have a REALLY good day today so hopefully weigh in tomorrow will look really good...I was hoping for a 2 lb drop this week....I don't know that that'll happen, but I know I'll see a drop. I was at 206 (don't remember the tenths of a lb) last week. I'm sooo excited to be so close to onederland. I honestly NEVER thought I'd ever weigh in the 100's again in my life. I didn't think I could do it! :shrug:

Well, I'm off to brave our severe weather outbreak to go find me some shorts....I don't wear them out, just around the house, but all of mine are literally falling off of me. DH is needing new pants, too....his are all too big. So, a fun day (HA) of shopping for me, I guess! Have a GREAT day everyone!!!

.....and Larry, I'm thinkin' about ya! Let us know how things go!

zoodoo613
04-11-2011, 09:54 AM
My morning weigh in was 210.2, 3 lbs. down from last week. Despite a cold kicking me down last week, I finally started adding a little exercise, a least a couple days. I did the exercise bike on Friday morning, AND a walk that afternoon. Saturday I wasn't as motivated as I'd hoped, but I did manage to ride my bike to the store instead of driving. Sunday, I went out with my son and a friend on a bike ride for 6.5 miles. There's a long bike path we're going to try to do a new section each time so we can explore the whole thing.

After the ride, I got quite a boost at the grocery store. An elderly lady stopped me in the aisle to comment on my selections. "It's so colorful!", she said, looking at my produce. Guess I'm doing something right!

AMKRC - Good luck tonight! Big step!

Lisa P - looks like you've got a great plan. Good for you!

Stacy - Congrats on the 5K. WTG!

Berry - Good luck on the tests!

Sum: A weekend away is worth it! You'll be back on track in NO time.

LindseyLou
04-11-2011, 10:16 AM
I weighed in at 150 this morning! :yay: My Dr. wanted to see if I will "naturally" :rolleyes: drop to 145. Now that I have hit 150 we will wait and see what "naturally" happens. :p ;) :lol:

:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot: YAY!!!! :carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:

berryblondeboys
04-11-2011, 10:30 AM
The vampire got me on the first try!!! Yay!!! That in itself is a huge victory as it's been over 20 years since that's happened!!! AND, it was the same lady who 'missed' three times last time. Then another gal tried once and missed and finally a third gal tried a fourth time and got it last time. But for this time to be a first stick and it was good? Wow!!!

I don't know if it was luck or that they are a bit easier to find (they are deep), but so glad at least this ONE TIME, I didn't have to suffer through 5-6 attempts to find a vein with lots of digging.

Who knows, maybe someday I'll have good enough veins to give blood. I am the ultimate universal donor with O negative blood.

LindseyLou
04-11-2011, 10:30 AM
Stacy - Woo hoo! :yay:

Berry - Congrats on the new low! :woohoo:

Lisa - Hi! :wave:

Anyone else I missed, HELLO!! :wave:
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Down to 139.2...hoping for 138 by Saturday! Hopefully I can resist treats my DH purchased this weekend. :nono:

Ok, I have a somewhat off subject question for you ladies...I'd like some input.

I have a couple friends that I've known for a long time, like over 10 years. We'll since I live several hundred miles away I don't talk to them a whole lot but when I do I feel like they are so negative about EVERYTHING. They can't just be supportive or happy for me. Everything is competition or they ignore anything positive in my life. So, I stopped telling them about "good news" in my life. But, that doesn't seem like a friend ya know? Shouldn't I be able to tell a "friend" good and bad in my life without negativity or competition?? :dizzy:

What would you do in this situation? Confront them? Cut ties with them? Just distance yourself from them?

The one friend I've confronted a while back and have distanced myself from, I rarely talk to her. The other I haven't really confronted about this issue, but have tried to distance myself a bit...I am wondering if I need a clean break, period. I want positive people in my life, people that encourage me...like you ladies & Larry!!

Ok, end rant.

zoodoo613
04-11-2011, 10:46 AM
LindseyLou - I guess it depends on the nature of the friendship, whether you're willing to let them go. I have one especially negative friend, but she and I were never that close. I don't avoid her, but I don't really seek her out either. Especially when you don't live near each other, that can really lessen the impact a negative person can have on you.

Perhaps I'm a big baby, but I can't handle too much negativity, it just wears me down. (That's said, I also can't really take the everything's-always-great-nothing-ever-goes-wrong type either. I need a balance.) A good friend going through a rough patch? I can be there for that. But someone who's life is in the garbage heap and never seems to want to change anything, I have to distance myself.

LindseyLou
04-11-2011, 10:50 AM
Zoodoo - Thanks for the input. I'm not sure, I've known one friend for about 20 years and the other maybe 12 or so. I've been kind of doing what you said, not avoiding, but not seeking them out. I think I'm done with negativity period. I don't need/want it in my life. Maybe I let the things they say bother me too much...? I do live states away...it probably really shouldn't affect me like it does. MIL is guilty of the negativity too so I never call her. I only want positive, encouraging people in my life...

berryblondeboys
04-11-2011, 10:54 AM
Lindseylou I don't necessarily see a need to cut ties or confront it, but it would seem a natural 'parting of the ways' if the friendship fades to "an old friend I sometimes contact" then that's the way it goes. Maybe someday when that person matures and gets less negative, you can rekindle the friendship that is still there.

berryblondeboys
04-11-2011, 11:04 AM
Just realized I've already lost another 10 pounds since I took my avatar/profile photos. I just had to send a photo to my son's teacher of my husband and I and I sent the one that was taken about a month ago and I realize I already look thinner than I did in that photo and realized, "Well, duh... you've lost 10 pounds since then!"

It's a gorgeous day today, so I'll be walking and biking. First I need to get some errands done and then out to enjoy this gift of a day!

GainingWeightInLa
04-11-2011, 11:06 AM
lindseylou, have I got a book for you!!! (Hey, that rhymed! :lol: ) I've had to, over the last few years, distance myself from destructive family members. It is NOT an easy thing to do, but it IS necessary sometimes. I have read (and re-read and re-read and re-read) a book called, "How to Forgive When You Don't Feel Like It." It isn't just a book about forgiveness...it covers how forgiveness doesn't necessarily mean that reconciliation is possible and it certainly doesn't mean becoming a doormat for the destructive behaviors of others. I highly recommend it. If you're interested, I'll get you the name of the author too. I have learned a GREAT deal from that book!

berryblondeboys, my veins are the SAME way! When I was pregnant, the DOCTOR had to draw my blood because no one else could do it! When I went in to have my hysterectomy, my IV got infiltrated (basically it came out of my vein)....they ended up calling someone from pediatric ICU to come put it back in because no one could get it in. I've had technicians threaten to stick my foot because the veins in my arms are so hard to hit. lol I feel your pain! :( :( :(

Vixsin
04-11-2011, 11:16 AM
9 198.6 - 1.0
10 198.0 - .6
11 199.2 + 1.2


My scale is fickle today. Whatever, I've been right on plan. :lol: Going to the gym after work tonight to beat on an elliptical. :)

Gonna get caught up on the reading and then do some personals!!!

Miss you guys today!!

Sum38
04-11-2011, 11:35 AM
Zoodoo - Thanks for the input. I'm not sure, I've known one friend for about 20 years and the other maybe 12 or so. I've been kind of doing what you said, not avoiding, but not seeking them out. I think I'm done with negativity period. I don't need/want it in my life. Maybe I let the things they say bother me too much...? I do live states away...it probably really shouldn't affect me like it does. MIL is guilty of the negativity too so I never call her. I only want positive, encouraging people in my life...

Amen!!!

I hate when I get sucked in and get feeling all down. -- I broke up with a girlfriend last summer because she was just toxic; life has been so much better. I have amazing friends, we laugh, we dance, we eat :o -- Life is too short :)

Now if I could just somehow get a handle on my MIL :dizzy: But we have a long term solution, so this too shall pass. -- I can only control my own actions and feelings.... Like last week, when I was just feeling so drab and negative; I removed myself from all situations, recollected myself, and said...I am better than this BS :carrot::carrot:

Vixsin
04-11-2011, 12:08 PM
Diana: Congrats on the new low!!! It must feel so good to see that 150! Your journey has truly been very inspiring to me. I'm glad you're here!!! :hug:

RoadBiker: Yes, Layla is my new pup. I have 1 dog, Buddy, Layla is his biological sister. She belonged to my friend and he's moving soon and we all thought my place was the best place for her to go. The whole dynamic of the house has changed for the better!

AMK: Welcome!!! :welcome2: This is the greatest place ever for support! Great job on the shopping. I went yesterday too and now I just love to stand in front of my fridge decided what healthy goodness to eat. :drool:

Berry: I wish I had a bike like that. My Maxwell would love it! :)

LisaP: Welcome!!!! :welcome2: Sounds like you've got a great plan!!

Jendiet: I am so sorry to hear about your shower and also about your mom! :( I am sorry that this is causes you so much stress. I agree that maybe your brother's decision was a bit hasty in getting another dog. I'm sorry that your mom had to get rid of Buddy. (We know how much I love that name!) I hope that your mom and brother are able to find a solution that works best for all that are concerned. :goodvibes: Sending happy thoughts your way for that!

Stacy: Congrats on the 5K! That's a great time!!! So happy for you!

Sum: Sounds like you had an amazing weekend!!!! Don't worry about that 3lbs! I'm sure most of it is just water and will be gone in no time!

Diana(LA): Congrats on the new low! Onederland is right there! I've saved you a seat next to me! ;)

Zoodoo: Welcome!!!!!

Linds: You have got this, this week!!! It is on! :high: About the friends...I have a few in my life that are the same way. ESPECIALLY about weight loss. They both need to lose weight. One had gastric bypass and he lost approx 160 lbs and has since gained a VERY good portion of that back. The other friend is just lazy. Harsh, but true. I share some of my victories with them, but not nearly everything. Like you, I don't want the negativity. I am working hard and I am making sure to celebrate it (NOT something that's easy for me or any of us to do by any means). With that, I feel that if you can't be happy for me, you don't need to know about it. I have a couple people that I talk to about weight loss but for the most part, its this forum that gets me through this journey. I come here and I can pour out my heart with any frustration or feeling about this journey and I know that everyone gets me. I use those feelings to worry less about my negative friends in my offline life and it makes it easier to not share those things with them. They are good people that I will have in my life forever but I am aware that they are not on the same page as I am with this.

Shells: I saw on FB that you're heading back! Miss you!!!!!!!

surfergirl2
04-11-2011, 12:53 PM
Good morning everyone!

Diana and Roadbikerchick, thanks for checking up on me in the other thread! Yes, i did stay under 1400 yesterday (1380 to be precise) to make up for Saturday. And i am down to 149 pounds today! It might be a bit of dehydration so i expect it to go back to at least 150 tomorrow. But still, i'm sure i had a net loss over the weekend. Which supports my observation that staggering my calores (high one day, low one day) does actually work. But i'm a little nervous to do that right now. I think i'll stick with my 2000 cal plan for the rest of 30 days, and then maybe try staggering calories. I do believe you have to mix things up once in a while.

Vixsin
04-11-2011, 01:03 PM
PUPPIES!!!!!!!!!!


Playing in the kitchen.
http://s1107.photobucket.com/albums/h398/Vixsin13/?action=view&current=PuppyPlaytime.mp4

On the couch with me.
http://s1107.photobucket.com/albums/h398/Vixsin13/?action=view&current=BuddyLaylaandRastaMonkey.mp4

Diana3271
04-11-2011, 01:33 PM
Stacy About the naturally getting to 145 . . . On my last appointment with the Dr, I was planning on going into maintenace. The Dr. asked me if I was OK with my calories and exercising. I told her yes. She suggested at that time, just to keep doing what I'm doing and see if I will "naturally" get to 145 without trying any harder. I'm just being sarcastic about the whole thing because none of this is natural. If it was I would have been 145 all along and not 300+. :lol: She just didn't want me to try any harder by cutting calories or working out any more. I understand where she's coming from, I'm just wanting to be a little mouthy. :D ;) Congrats on the 179! :carrot:

Sum I haven't mentioned this before, but I've had MIL problems in the past. Our only solution was to rid our lives of that side of the family. Without going into too much detail, that situation was awful! DH and I was in marriage counseling right after our 1 year marriage anniversary because of her/them. The straw that broke the camels back was when I told DH to tell his Mom that we will forget everything that has taken place in the past. We will start fresh and go forward from this point on. Her comment was that "nothing will be right as long as Diana is in your life". I knew at that point that I wasn't the problem and she was. We have not allowed them back in our lives since.

Diana(LA) Congrats on the new low!

Zoodoo Congrats on the 3 pounds!

Lindsey Thank you! About the friend situation. I would say just leave the situation alone for now. You don't live close to each other right now, so it's not like you have to deal with them on a daily basis. You never know what the future holds and things may change. I agree with what you said about not necessarily avoiding them, but not seeking them out, either. I would keep it like that until something changes.

Vixsin Thank you! :hug: I have received so much support from you and everyone in our check-ins. :hug: OMG! You have your hands full with those 2 pups! :D Thanks for sharing.

Surfergirl Sometimes you can see a pattern with your food choices, calories and weight loss. Once you find the right combination you can really work it to your advantage.

Sum38
04-11-2011, 01:49 PM
Diana, I just noticed your 150!! That is amazing!! --I am glad I am not the only woman going through this. I will bite my tongue for the next 3 years; and after DS leaves for college, we will move 3000 miles away from MIL. Luckily I have a DH, as well, who supports me. -- DH did not speak to his mother for almost 5 years. She was a nightmare as a mom....I think her obsession with grandkids is because she knows she really messed up and wants a do-over. But she just can not let go of her crazy and intruding ways. -- I just keep telling myself, breathe Kristiina, breathe....

Thanks for letting me vent. -- I am not in my funk any more :)

Wonder if Larry is okay??

stacygee
04-11-2011, 01:53 PM
Sum: Glad you got to “escape”!!! Enjoy the memory of your weekend and get back to work!!

DianaLA: I am sure the birthday was perfect. We are always so much harder on ourselves! YAH for your new low!!

ZooDoo: 3 pounds downs with a cold! Way to go!!!

Berry: Glad they go you on the first stick!

Lindsey: I think that some people don’t deserve to be in our lives. Last summer I cut ties with my sister-in-law. For too many years I tried so hard to be friends with her but she only brought negativity into my life. It is such a relief now not having to try anymore with that. We are cordial and get a long for the family and that is it… of course she used to live next door and now lives an hour away- but, my life is better because of it! Just like Sum said- life is TOO short for toxic people!

Vixsin: I hope you win on that elliptical!!!

Diana: I agree with you about the “natural”! and thanks for the congrats on 179!!

I think we probably won’t hear from larry today. If I remember correctly after a catheritazation the patient has to lay flat on their back for 6-8 hours. If he does log on it would probably be later.

Diana3271
04-11-2011, 01:55 PM
Sum Thank you! I'm glad you are feeling better. :hug: Yes, just breathe and get through it. Ha Ha That almost sounds like getting through pregnancy contractions. :D

LindseyLou
04-11-2011, 01:58 PM
Berry, Gaining, Sum, Vixsin, Diana & Stacy - Thanks for the input ladies!!! I'm done with negativity, no matter who it's from. Friends or family. I don't think I'm going to cut ties, but my relationship with those people will be limited. Y'all are right - life is too short for negativity!!!

Vixsin - Ugh, don't you hate when the scale is all crazy like that?! Make up your mind scale! :lol: Cute puppies btw!!!! :D

LindseyLou
04-11-2011, 02:07 PM
Her comment was that "nothing will be right as long as Diana is in your life".

Ya know, I always wonder WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT ME? ;)

Seriously though. I'm nice...I've never been deliberately mean to any family member, so what's their problem with me? I treat their son VERY WELL. They should be lucky to have me as a DIL. They are :dizzy: if they can't see that!

Your MIL must be crazy, because I don't know WHY in the world she wouldn't like you Diana! :D

Sum, I feel for you! :hug: It's crazy how family, the people that are supposed to love you can cause so much upset!

What's not to like about us DILs??? Now, that's a MILLION dollar question. :lol: Is it a control issue for MILs? Like since we're their son's "main lady" they are jealous because they aren't his "main lady" anymore??? I think my MIL maybe worries that her advice and opinions are no longer wanted/needed because DH and I discuss things...she sure seems to share her opinion about everything regardless. :lol:

berryblondeboys
04-11-2011, 02:14 PM
Berry: I wish I had a bike like that. My Maxwell would love it! :)



this was a gift that fell from the sky. I found it online and thought _THAT is IT_, but... that model is $1500 (plus shipping plus assembly - as they won't ship to home, only bike stores) and the other model is $2000. No way.

I looked for a used one and with only a couple hundred of these bikes in the world, one was for sale in my same town of 80,000! First he wanted $500 and then when I got there and saw my cute son who was so excited about it, he said, "nah, let's do $250. I just want someone to get some use out of it." (his son was now a teen with CP and they never got to use it much as is son couldn't get the hang of it). The ONLY thing it needs is a new kickstand otherwise it's in mint condition. And we are so grateful. Henry is on the autism spectrum and while he's just 'barely' on there, he is and he has motor planning issues. Add to that he's HUGE (tall/big) and he outgrows the tricycles, etc too early - before he's mastered skills. This is a great transition for him and will be less scary to learn and then we'll get him his own bike with training wheels, but right now, he forgot in the last year without a tricycle that he needs to pedal FORWARDS. He'll get there though.

berryblondeboys
04-11-2011, 02:17 PM
What's not to like about us DILs??? Now, that's a MILLION dollar question. :lol: Is it a control issue for MILs? Like since we're their son's "main lady" they are jealous because they aren't his "main lady" anymore??? I think my MIL maybe worries that her advice and opinions are no longer wanted/needed because DH and I discuss things...she sure seems to share her opinion about everything regardless. :lol:

I don't know, but I'm sure taking notes so that I won't be a nightmare MIL to my future daughter in laws. I KNOW that if I want to be a continual part in my son's lives, I have to play by THEIR rules or I'll be on the outs. How come some many women never learn this? The dads do usually, but not the moms. My goal is to be super mother in law that the kids beg me to visit! (Is that even realistic? LOL)

Sum38
04-11-2011, 02:21 PM
LidseyLou I have pondered over that question many, many times...I have always treated my in-laws with respect. We have spent each holiday, birthday or any other life event with them. I have never kept them from kids....and it always seems it is not enough.

I think some people are just never happy, no matter what. -- So many people dwell on negativity, and along the path they forget to smell the roses.

I hope I will do better as a MIL. -- I love and adore my husband. I am still madly in love with him. -- We have two great, smart, healthy and happy children. -- I look at it, that we have done pretty well what comes to the love and caring department... Sometimes I wonder as well if my MIL is jealous and is doing this on purpose; see if I crack, so to speak.... I definitely feel at times that she enjoyed being the only woman. She has two sons....

Sad part is; at the end of the day she is the one who will miss out.

Diana3271
04-11-2011, 02:25 PM
Lindsey My MIL definitely has control issues. I found out after we were married, that she was trying to get DH to wash her car the day we were getting married. I didn't realize until after we were married that she had issues all along with me. While DH and I were dating, I would make sure that he included his Mom with everything we did. DH's Dad had just passed away when we started dating, so I wanted to make sure she wasn't left alone. It's really sad that my MIL has missed out on being a part of our lives. She just does not realize how much I wanted all of us to be close. I came from a very small family. I don't have any siblings. My Mom had issues with my Dad's family and with her own family at times. So my contact with "family" is very limited. I truly wanted her as my family. :dunno: People are crazy! :lol:

Diana3271
04-11-2011, 02:27 PM
Berry That's an awesome deal on the bike. I'm glad you were able to get it.

novelistabac
04-11-2011, 03:34 PM
Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Mine was defnitely not long enough!!

I did my first day of C25K on Saturday and I wasn't in such dreadful awful pain on Sunday! LOL! I also did 3 miles on the elliptical on Friday night. Yesterday was a rest day, but I cleaned and did a little shopping.

I did stick to the plan this weekend. Stayed within my points, but did gain about a pound (183) from what I assume is water weight from maybe the excess sodium from dining out. On Saturday night I had a really delicious salmon with veggies in a citrus lime sauce (that I got on the SIDE) :) Overall it was a much better weekend than last in terms of watching myself.

_____

Lindsey - Just wanted to say you look great in that photo you posted from the other thread!! :) Also, with regard to your friends that aren't really friends. I have had this happen to me. My thoughts are that if they are not in your daily life, then phase them out. You definitely do not need all the negativity. You are a really positive person who gives so much support and cares so much about other people that you definitely don't need to be exposed to negativity. If you are not getting back what you put out, it's probably a waste of your time to try and continue the friendships.

Stacy - WOOHOO!!! Congrats on 179!!! You did it girl! I'm still stuck in the 180s but hopefully not for long. I just wanted to say that I saw your note to me about sticking to plan with you on the weekend and it touched me so much that I DID!! HAHA! And you are the only reason...well, you and the fact that I want to get to 140 this year. So thank you so so much for that!!

Larry - I'm so sorry you are in the hospital. Hope you get well soon!!

Roadbiker- 42 miles!!! OMG!!! I don't think a little popcorn is gonna hurt! Way to go!

K9- Happy to hear you made good choices this weekend!

Jen - WOW! I can't believe you are putting up a pool....in your pregnant state. That's impressive. Sorry to hear about the issues with your families dogs. That makes me sad.

Diana - CONGRATS ON GETTING TO 150!!!!!!!!!!! :carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:

Melissa - Wow! You seem to be losing weight left and right! I want your metabolism!! Good luck on your tests today! Hope they all have positive results :):):)

Lisa - I do WW. But I don't do points plus...just the old plan. I like it. I've lost 20 pounds since January. :)

Sum - Sounds like you had a GREAT weekend! Sometimes we need those! Now get right back on plan girl!!!

berryblondeboys
04-11-2011, 03:59 PM
Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Mine was defnitely not long enough!!

I did my first day of C25K on Saturday and I wasn't in such dreadful awful pain on Sunday! LOL! I also did 3 miles on the elliptical on Friday night. Yesterday was a rest day, but I cleaned and did a little shopping.

I did stick to the plan this weekend. Stayed within my points, but did gain about a pound (183) from what I assume is water weight from maybe the excess sodium from dining out. On Saturday night I had a really delicious salmon with veggies in a citrus lime sauce (that I got on the SIDE) :) Overall it was a much better weekend than last in terms of watching myself.


Melissa - Wow! You seem to be losing weight left and right! I want your metabolism!! Good luck on your tests today! Hope they all have positive results :):):)


Glad you had a great weekend and on plan too. That way you can walk away from the weekend and feel good about everything.

And my metabolism? Well... I have an under active thyroid which is still too low. We'll see by how much tomorrow or the day after. I'm sure it's mostly coming down because a. I'm still very overweight. b. I never go over calories when you factor in exercise and I'm usually way under and c. I exercise 6 days a week. Though it is getting harder to eat less and less. Initially I could eat 1800 a day. Now it's giving me 1500 a day and I typically eat between 1200-1450.

still
04-11-2011, 04:47 PM
Hey, everybody!

First of all, Larry, how are you doing? I'm thinking about you and hoping things are going well for you and that the hospital is getting your cardio symptoms all sorted out.

Diana 3271- Yay for the 150!!! How exciting! Your MIL sounds ridiculous, BTW.

Melissa- that bike is awesome, and I'm really glad you got such an amazing deal on it.

surfergirl- I'm with you that mixing it up every now and then seems to aid in the whole process. I don't purposefully stagger calories yet, but I have had my high days and my low days.

Vixsin- Hope your scale stops messing around with your head!!

Lindsey- I've also took steps to disengage from the negative people in my life lately. Its done wonders for my world outlook. I'd suggest that you just let the distance grow with time. That's what has worked for me.

I'm doing well, was down a couple more pounds when I weighed myself yesterday morning (173 again) but this morning I was back up to 175. I think I was just dehydrated or something. But that number keeps on popping up! I ate kind of terribly over the weekend, stayed within my calories but made bad choices. I had a candy bar, some salt n vinegar chips, and a cupcake over the weekend. The weekends always get me one way or another- I have to take a look at that and figure out how to plan my weekend eating better. But I did get a lot of GREAT exercise in, both natural exercise and the gym. It was gorgeous here over the weekend, so pretty much DH, little man and I spent the entire weekend outside.

My heart rate monitor is on its way. I ended up choosing the Polar f6 off of Amazon, primarily because the ratings indicate its accurate, it has the anti-crosstalk feature, and the used one I found cost less than half the normal price, putting it lower than my expected budget.

I hope you guys are having great days!

Diana3271
04-11-2011, 04:57 PM
Diana 3271- Yay for the 150!!! How exciting! Your MIL sounds ridiculous, BTW.

Thank you! And she's CRAZY, too! :lol: Congrats on the HRM!

LindseyLou
04-11-2011, 04:58 PM
Sad part is; at the end of the day she is the one who will miss out.

SO true.

LindseyLou
04-11-2011, 05:00 PM
Lindsey My MIL definitely has control issues. I found out after we were married, that she was trying to get DH to wash her car the day we were getting married. I didn't realize until after we were married that she had issues all along with me. While DH and I were dating, I would make sure that he included his Mom with everything we did. DH's Dad had just passed away when we started dating, so I wanted to make sure she wasn't left alone. It's really sad that my MIL has missed out on being a part of our lives. She just does not realize how much I wanted all of us to be close. I came from a very small family. I don't have any siblings. My Mom had issues with my Dad's family and with her own family at times. So my contact with "family" is very limited. I truly wanted her as my family. :dunno: People are crazy! :lol:

That is so sad! You try hard to include them and be polite and respectful and they have issues with you from day one it seems like. You're right, people are crazy! :dizzy:

LindseyLou
04-11-2011, 05:01 PM
Lindsey - Just wanted to say you look great in that photo you posted from the other thread!! :)
You are a really positive person who gives so much support and cares so much about other people that you definitely don't need to be exposed to negativity.

I think you made my day. :D Thank you! :hug:

LindseyLou
04-11-2011, 05:02 PM
Lindsey- I've also took steps to disengage from the negative people in my life lately. Its done wonders for my world outlook. I'd suggest that you just let the distance grow with time. That's what has worked for me.

I agree, I think it will make a world of difference!!!

LindseyLou
04-11-2011, 05:04 PM
Novel - Congrats on C25k!! Awesome work!!! :carrot: How do you feel?

Still - Ehh, dang scale. I think it's water weight! You'll see 173 again soon! :D

Thank you ladies for all your input! I appreciate it! Y'ALL ROCK!!! :grouphug:

TooManyDimples
04-11-2011, 09:14 PM
Hi ladies. I don't think I've posted since Friday. I had a really rough weekend and I was just so grumpy that I didn't want to come on here just to complain. I popped in often and have been reading along. The thought of trying to catch up on everything makes me head hurt, but I do want to say that I hope everything turns out fine Larry.

The weekend was rough because my husband and I were still not resolving our issues. We've talked to a counceler a few times and she's helped us with some other issues so I decided to go talk to her by myself today. She really helped me a lot. And in turn I was able to come home and finally have a good conversation with my husband about what's been going on. I'm finally starting to feel positive again and while we still have things to work through we are definitely more on the same page now.

I also decided over the weekend that I have no desire to just bump around for our daughters spring break. My husband is going on a trip with some of his friends so he'll be gone half the time anyway. So I've decided my daughter and I are going to go visit my parents in Florida. I'm really excited because it's been years since I've been able to spend any time alone with my mom. Other people are always around, so this will give us a chance to do some stuff alone without my siblings and their families being around. I think it will be really nice. We'll be leaving next Saturday so I have a lot to get done this week. I need to get some clothes... haha.

Eating has been ok. I've been doing fine calorie wise but I've been eating a lot more carbs then I usually do the last few days. Yesterday was my normal rest day from exercise, and with my appointement today with the counceler and other things I had to do I let it slide today as well. I would really like to get back on track for the rest of the week because I know being in Florida next week I'm going to be in vacation mode and I might indulge to a certain extent.

I lost a lot of sleep this weekend so I'm about ready to go head meet pillow. I hope everyone has a great rest of the evening.

LindseyLou
04-11-2011, 09:28 PM
Dimples - I'm glad to hear things are getting better. :D

Here is my check in for today...

B – FO honey clusters w/1% milk, banana 300
S – yogurt 120
L – black bean & chicken chilaquiles 290, sour cream 30 (330)
S – soup 280
D – ½ chicken breast, 1 cup red potatoes/carrots/green beans 250
S – ½ Reese’s ice cream bar 170 :o (I managed to only eat half!)
1450

stacygee
04-11-2011, 09:31 PM
Novel: You are so sweet! and I want to get to 140 FAST! We can do it! I hate when we do everything right and still go up a pound. Hope it'll be gone tomorrow... along with my shin splints.

Kim: sorry you sounded so glum... I hope that you can enjoy Florida!

Stayed on plan today except for a squirt of whipped cream straight into my mouth. 2T is 40 calories. How much can a mouth hold?

Diana3271
04-11-2011, 09:41 PM
Dimples Hi :wave: The trip to FL sounds nice. I hope you have a great time.

We went to eat at a different restaurant than we normally go to. I ate on plan, but every time I go some where different, it bites me in my butt! :lol: There's always sodium or MSG issues.

Total Approx 1440 + :coffee2:

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 calories
high fiber English muffin 100 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Earth Grains Thin Bun 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 Calories
Mustard/Lettuce 25 Calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (700 Calories)
Small side salad w/ranch (I used the dip the fork tines routine for the dressing)100 calories
Grilled Chicken wrap, lettuce + tomato, no sauce 600 calories

Exercise
Tae Bo Get Ripped Advanced Workout #1
500 Jump Ropes

berryblondeboys
04-11-2011, 10:40 PM
I am finally admitting to myself that I have a cold that is whipping my butt. I planned to walk around the lake twice tonight. I managed once. So, only 1.5 miles there and then a bout 1.4 in bike riding today - that's it. Pretty sad, but I just couldn't push myself to do more when all I wanted to do was sit. I've been so energetic for weeks and then BAM...I feel lethargic. Oh well, this too shall pass.

We ate outside tonight for dinner. Felt so great. It will be the only such meal for a few days, but we are getting ready for the season!! yay!

I'm now yearning for a bike for myself though. Just to tool around town, but now that I've gotten on the bike, I like it! I live 1 mile from the mall, 1.2 miles from the library, 2-3 miles (depending on how you get there) to a great concert venue and trails everywhere including a great park about 2 miles from us with a bigger lake and trails.

But, I need to save up for a bike. I have a TON of stuff I need to sell and with those proceeds, I just might get myself a new bike. I'm even being snobby and not wanting used unless I can find the EXACT bike I like used. I am beginning to make myself a higher priority. I don't want my son's hand me down bike he's trashed (though I might use that while I save up for my own girly bike).

K9Owner
04-12-2011, 01:00 AM
PERSONALS

Gosh, it is difficult to reply to so much encouragement! That’s a GOOD thing!!

Jen: All I can say is “YOU GO GIRL”!! You have the energy I so desperately seek! Yes, I am a nurse. I started off in post-op—mainly GI surgeries, then transferred to the love of my life—THE HUMAN HEART!! They completely fascinate me! I feel so bad about your shower, but being miles away from your family and friends is sometimes difficult with things like that. I am really hating the whole K9 ordeal!

Diana: I “NATURALLY” started gaining weight when I stopped running, made poor food choices, and started working nights! So, good luck with that! So excited for the 150!! I sooo desire to be there!!

AM: I am praying that you have selected an awesome gym that you are able to enjoy and become accountable too!

Stacygee: Before I knew I couldn’t post a ticker until I was 20 days old, I made one, and it was the SAME EXACT ticker as yours! :D Congrats on 179 and your 5K! :bravo:
If you’re looking for a topical, I know one for the shin splint pain! You’re correct with the 6-8 hr supine positioning after a cath.

Diana, LA: I am thinking of you and hoping you do well with your weigh in tomm. I remember I did WW with my MIL for 1 month just to c how I would do. I followed the plan to a T and I didn’t loose one ounce! She did though and she’s still on it. You’re comparison pics are so inspiring! Keep at it!! You’ll be in the 100s b4 you know it!! :broc: :broc:

Berry: YAAAA for vampires 1st stick! :cp: I tell anyone I attempt to stick: I don’t like to fish, I like to eat fish! & If I can’t get you the 1st time, you’re someone else’s baby to love! That is ONE HAUTE BIKE!! I should consider that for DH and I! BTW, I LOVE MY MIL and my FIL!!! DH is an only child and he does a lot of things for them, and they do A LOT of things for us. They live abt an hour drive from us. They never visit us, but we c them usually every Sunday. I used to have an issue with them not visiting, but I don’t mind it now—it’s been 8 yrs—I don’t have to keep a tidy house :lol:

Linds: When I got married, I had to cut ties with many single friends I had. When I got married, I developed new friendships with married ladies. When all of them became preggo and started having multiple children--over the course of 8 yrs—and I found out that DH and I are barren, I again had to cut ties with some of them. I think you have friendship relationships at different points of your life with different people. Some of them are life-long, however, I have found that most friendships are seasonal depending on where you are in life. And once the season is over—whatever it may be—unfortunately, so is the friendship. :(

Vix: I have had a fickle scale for 4 weeks! So, I ordered a new one :D CUTIE PATOOTIE K9s!! When I am able to post my 2, I defo will. I have a 13 yr old rescue that looks like a fox and a 1.5 yr old rescue lab/pit. I got them both abt 6 weeks old and that little lab ROCKED his world when she came into the picture! Our fam wouldn’t be the same without her. She is full throttle, but I love it!!

Breanne: HI, :wave: nice to unofficially meet u!

Still: I am looking for a HRM as well, and I am soooo unsure which one to buy! I need one to wear at Zumba. I want to know how many cals I am sweating while I groove to the beat!! :dancer:

WHEW!

K9Owner
04-12-2011, 01:12 AM
As for myself, Monday was an AWESOME food day for me! Abt 200 cals under my target :) I had chiropractic therapy, so no exercise today.

Tues is my anniversary (8 yrs) :woohoo:
but instead of overeating at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, I'm opting for a Black Light Affair Zumbathon!!! Basically, they turn all the lights out, turn black lights on,
and give you glowies to wear!! I CAN'T WAIT!! :broc:
This time, I WILL NOT BE LATE!!

Wed is work, so another "no strategic exercise" day and since I will get off at 7 a.m. on Thurs morn, I will save my weigh in day for Fri! It will be 4 weeks since I got off phen,
and even tho I haven't gained any, I haven't lost any either :( I have an AWESOME support system though, and since this is round 3 for me, I understand it takes time.

When I am able, I will post pics of me at goal in 2008. That is where I want, love, and desire to be! A STRONG, FIT RUNNER!

Hope everyone has a FABULAIRE week.
Thinking of you, Larry :) Hope everything is ok with you!!!

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

berryblondeboys
04-12-2011, 06:57 AM
Good morning everyone. Slept with the window open all night felt great and I love to wake with the song of birds. Even though now that I'm awake all the crap is coming down out of my head with the cold.

Yesterday's loss stuck and it added .2 more to make me officially down 34 pounds.

I really need to get my car into the shop (back brake is scraping), so I'll probably be spending much of my day at the auto shop which is not my favorite hang out (sorry Diana3271)!

K9Owner Sounds like a great plan. And remember, it's not all about weight loss, but about making better choices and healthier choices and getting more fit. If you do all those things, the weight will be the consequence. And I'm glad you have a great relationship with your in-laws. Gives me hope that it is possible.

Stacygee Only 15 more pounds! That is so within your reach now!

Dimples I'm glad you are feeling better about things and that they counselor visit helped. A trip with you and your daughter sounds great!

Still Woohoo for the HR monitor and I'm sorry the scale is being fickle, but you're right, that it's teasing you is a good sign that it's coming soon!

roadbikerchick
04-12-2011, 07:04 AM
Hi everyone:coffee:
Can’t believe how much I’ve gotten behind on this thread in just one day!!

Diana3271: Hilarious! “Naturally go down to 145”:dizzy: … I’m with you, there’s nothing “natural” about losing weight. We bust our backsides doing this! Congratulations (again) on the 150!!!! :carrot::carrot::carrot:
AMKRC: Did you join a gym? Most gyms have such a variety of classes and activities. I’m sure you’ll find something you like.;)
Oooh, Berry, congrats on the new low. :carrot::carrot::carrot: Enjoyed seeing the picture of your bike. I got back into biking about 1 ½ years ago in the same way you are – I got on the bike and I found I just loved it. Good luck finding another one just for you. Super shopper that you are, I’m sure you’ll find a deal somewhere. ;)
LisaP: Hi, and :welcome2: Congratulations on the weight loss! :carrot::carrot::carrot: And, no, you’re not a wuss. :hug: Everyone’s body is built differently, and your knees might not be able to take it for some reason. Keep up the walking! :carrot:
Jendiet: I’m sorry to hear about your mom’s situation with the dogs. Hope everything works out well in the end.:hug:
StacyGee: Congratulations on 179,:carrot::carrot::carrot: and your first 5k :carrot::carrot::carrot:– that’s fantastic!!
Sum: One weekend won’t wreck all your efforts. Don’t beat yourself up, and get back on track.;):hug:
DianaLA: that’s wonderful about the scale being down. :carrot::carrot::carrot: You’re right, you’re so close!
Zoodoo613: Congrats on the 3 pound loss!:carrot::carrot::carrot:
LindseyLou: Sounds like you got lots of input about the friends. I’m just wishing you lots of light and love in your life.:hug: BTW, how do you eat just half of an ice cream bar? That’s amazing.:D
Vixsin: I love your attitude about the scale. :D:D Congrats on your new dog. Cute movies! :D I had a dog that I had to put down in February, but our lifestyle is changing, and dogs don’t fit in it too well any more.:(
Surfergirl: congrats on the new low! :carrot::carrot::carrot: Even if it doesn’t stick, it’ll be back soon.
Novelista: Glad to hear that you managed the weekend so well!:carrot::carrot::carrot:
Still: Enjoy your heartrate monitor. :D Oh, and fickle scale – could be just sodium.:p
Dimples: Enjoy your time in Florida. :cool: Sounds like the timing is perfect!:hug:
K9: looking forward to the pics. I used to run, and I love to hear about other people’s running.:D


Basically stayed on plan yesterday - ate under 2000 calories, and biked for 45 minutes. Weighed myself this morning, and I'm at a new low - 138.6. :carrot::carrot::carrot: I've been on this journey for 2 1/2 years, and I'm so close to goal now. I don't want to lose motivation now!

C U all later. Have a great, on-plan day!

roadbikerchick
04-12-2011, 07:06 AM
Hmmm, looks like I used about 10 pounds of carrots in that last post. :)

berryblondeboys
04-12-2011, 07:21 AM
Hmmm, looks like I used about 10 pounds of carrots in that last post. :)

LOL... just be careful. I hear that too many carrots are addicting! And good job on the new low. You are doing so great!

AMKRC
04-12-2011, 07:31 AM
Everyone is doing so well! Thanks so much for all the encouragement. I did actually join the gym last night. I can go after work around 10pm (and daytime on the weekends), but thankfully they're open 24hrs most days. I have no idea what to do in a gym so I played it safe and just did the treadmill for 45 minutes. I will get a consultation with a trainer soon, but in the meantime, the girl there set me up with 15 minutes at 3mph and a 3.0 incline. Then I did a fast walk/job at 3.7mph, no incline, and 30 more minutes. Dizziness and weird jelly-legs aside, I feel pretty great today.

Here's to a fabulous day for all of us!

Diana3271
04-12-2011, 07:32 AM
Good Morning Everyone! :wave: I overslept this morning! :o I never do that. I will check back in when I get to work. I need to get my coffee, breakfast and get moving!

I had a reaction to the food we had last night. I knew that was going to happen! It really makes me mad that restaurants mess with food like that. I gained 1.4 pounds of water weight over night! There is no reason for that. The grilled chicken wrap was a wrap, grilled chicken, lettuce, and tomato. No sauce, no cheese. The side salad was lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and a sprinkle of cheese. I had ranch on the side and did the fork tine technique. You cannot do any better than that. They must have used a lot of Accent seasoning (MSG) or something on the chicken. Crazy! :dizzy:

GainingWeightInLa
04-12-2011, 08:09 AM
What a disappointing morning! :( I'm up half a lb THIS morning, of all mornings (weigh in day!) to 204.8! :eek: Last week's weigh in was 206.4.....with the normal 2 lbs I usually go up throughout the day, I may show now loss, or even my first gain at a weigh in, today. :( I had a REALLY on target day yesterday and I drank a lot more than normal for me. I'm not understanding it all......unless I just need to potty! :wow: I was at 207.2 last night!!!! A 3 lb gain from morning to night?!?!?! GEEZ!!!

k9owner, I'm not really working the ww plan either....I'm going to the mtg with a friend who IS working the plan, but I chose to just count calories....I go to the mtg for the encouragement and the "official" weigh in, although the plan has worked for me in the past. I have had more luck this time just counting calories, though. It seems to be more consistent. Thanks for your well wishes today. I hope they work!! :D

Goin' to get my kiddos ready for school. If I don't make it back before tonight, ya'll have a terrificly on target day!!!! :) :) :)

K9Owner
04-12-2011, 08:22 AM
Can’t believe how much I’ve gotten behind on this thread in just one day!!

Weighed myself this morning, and I'm at a new low - 138.6. :carrot::carrot::carrot: I've been on this journey for 2 1/2 years, and I'm so close to goal now. I don't want to lose motivation now!


I felt exactly the same way when I logged on last nite!!! ((WHEW))

:bravo: on the new low!! It is sooo hard for me to stay at goal at 135. I felt like if I ate 1 extra bowl of cereal and
didn't run 3-4x/week, I'd gain 5 lbs. I feel your struggle, but it is attainable--KEEP WORKING!!
Here's a few :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: to keep u motivated! :lol:

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

K9Owner
04-12-2011, 08:29 AM
What a disappointing morning! :( I'm up half a lb THIS morning, of all mornings (weigh in day!) to 204.8! :eek:

I may show now loss, or even my first gain at a weigh in, today. :( I had a REALLY on target day yesterday and I drank a lot more than normal for me. I'm not understanding it all......unless I just need to potty!



:?: :?: :?: :?:
TRY 4 STRAIGHT WEEKS OF IT!! Then, you'll b n my world!! Discouraged BUT NOT DEFEATED!!!

:dust: blowing your way!

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

K9Owner
04-12-2011, 08:34 AM
My morning weigh in was 210.2, 3 lbs. down from last week. Despite a cold kicking me down last week, I finally started adding a little exercise, a least a couple days. I did the exercise bike on Friday morning, AND a walk that afternoon.

Mind if I borrow your scale Friday????
:lol:

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

shellsbrood
04-12-2011, 08:36 AM
Hi Ladies and Larry (thinking of you...feel better soon)!

I'm back from Missouri. I got in late last night...it was sometime after midnight. It was so nice to see my brother and his family. I had a blast playing with my four nephews. The youngest really took to me and became my little buddy for the weekend. Loved it! :D

I didn't count calories or do any official exercise. I breathed a sigh of relief when the scale held steady at 191 this morning. Whew! :lol:

It's good to be back and I'm ready to get back OP! And I missed you too, Vixsin! ;) :hug:

GainingWeightInLa
04-12-2011, 09:06 AM
k9owner, WOW 4 weeks, really?!?! :( Sounds like it may be time for you to shake things up a little to get your body's attention again! I HATE plateaus!!! With a PASSION!! :mad: :nono: :stress:

My problem is that I've not been tracking like I was. I've GOT to get back into that 100% all the time. That is what saves me. When I don't track everything that goes into my mouth, I "forget" the BLT's (bites, licks and tastes)....and they have calories too.....calories that add up quick! My non-weight loss-related goal for this week (from today to next Tuesday) is to TRACK EVERYTHING that goes into my mouth! I'm curious how much of a difference it'll make. I bet it's HUGE!

novelistabac
04-12-2011, 09:14 AM
Morning Everyone!

Feeling pretty good today. I'm hoping the rain will either not come at all today or at least clear up by the time I get home from work tonight so that I can do Day 2 of my C25K training. I am actually really looking forward to it. I think there is a runner in me deep down :):)

Last night I met with my writing critique partner to go over the first 6 chapters of my book. It went really well and I think I'm on my way to completing this. 40 pages down only 250 or so left to go. :D:D:D:D

Still stuck at 183 this morning...GRR!! And I drank a TON of water yesterday. Oh well...I will work out tonight so hopefully that will budge some of this excess weight gain.

Hope everyone has a GREAT day!! :carrot:

_______

Melissa - WOW! You are doing so well. I didn't realize you had an underactive thyroid.

Still - Hope you enjoy your new HR monitor!

Lindsey - Not to diminish anyone else's support or contribution to me and my success (because I really appreciate everyone's input here), but you really do go above and beyond supporting me sometimes! So you have no idea how much I appreciate you :):):) :hug: And C25K, I am in love so far. Only 1 day done though. I actually can't wait to go tonight after work...if the rain doesn't stop me!!

Kim - Glad you are feeling better. Counsellors do put things into perspective. I honestly think that everyone can benefit from talking to an unbiased trained professional sometimes :) because...there is no one in this world without issues. HA!

Stacy - I'll be right there beside you fighting to get to 140! It's not too far! LOL @ the whipped cream. I've done that so many times...and some of those times it's been more than just one squirt. :)

K9 - Nice to "meet" you too!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Have a great time celebrating!

Roadbiker- Don't worry about keeping your motivation. That's what we are here for!! To help you and support you and keep you on track :)

AMKRC - Congrats on getting a gym membership!!

Diana - OH NO!! Sorry you had a reaction. I'm very scared of restaurant food...but it cannot be avoided.

Shells - So happy to hear you had a good time in Missouri!! And kudos to you for the 191! Great job! :carrot:

K9Owner
04-12-2011, 09:30 AM
k9owner, WOW 4 weeks, really?!?! :( Sounds like it may be time for you to shake things up a little to get your body's attention again! I HATE plateaus!!! With a PASSION!! :mad: :nono: :stress:


I really just got started--again (UGH)! and I was on phen for abt a yr, so being off of it, I really expected to gain a few lbs. Luckily, I didn't.
And I just started logging everything n2 MFP, which is so dramatically helpful! Then, TOM showed up--so Friday...yeah!
I'm hoping 2 sing, "FRI-DAY FRI-DAY FRI-DAY IS MY FAVORITE DAAAAYYY! HEY!" :lol:

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

jomatho
04-12-2011, 09:31 AM
Hi everyone, I'm baaaaaaaaack!!!! Well, actually I was back yesterday, but it was a busy day and it was my birthday too, so I didn't have much free time. I splurged a little yesterday for my birthday so I haven't gotten on the scale yet to see what damage I have done this week. Before my vacation, you couldn't keep me away from the scale and now I am scared to get on it! I think I will give myself a day to try to rehydrate, eat clean and try to get some formal exercise in and see how I feel about it tomorrow morning. I put on my jeans yesterday when we got home and they still fit, so that is a good sign.
I have so much to do to catch up around the house, but I feel like I am still in relaxation mode. Not sure if it is some jet lag or just learned laziness.
DH left this morning for a few days and I am going through DH withdrawal already. It was so nice to have him all to myself for a week. Gotta go plan out some meals and get ready to do a major grocery trip. I hadn't gotten groceries for about two weeks before we left, so there are slim pickins around here.
I am out of the loop with all that has gone on with you guys, but it looks like everyone is doing so well with losses, I am jealous! I wouldn't take back my trip for anything, but it is really hard to get back at it. Thank goodness I have you guys, this is the point in the past where all my other attempts at weight loss have failed, after that certain event that kept you motivated, then you splurge a little and then say what the heck. I am bound and determined in my head that won't happen, but I am struggling a little getting going today. I guess a workout would be a good place to start. . .
I will check back in later and as often as I can so I can get my mojo back!!!

K9Owner
04-12-2011, 09:34 AM
Morning Everyone!

Feeling pretty good today. I'm hoping the rain will either not come at all today or at least clear up by the time I get home from work tonight so that I can do Day 2 of my C25K training. I am actually really looking forward to it. I think there is a runner in me deep down :):)

Still stuck at 183 this morning...GRR!! And I drank a TON of water yesterday. Oh well...I will work out tonight so hopefully that will budge some of this excess weight gain.

_______
:

ANOTHER RUNNER :woohoo:
YAAAAA 4 RUNNERS!!

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

Vixsin
04-12-2011, 09:40 AM
Good Morning All!!!

Down .4 this morning of the random water weight. LOL I think TOM is shipping in his belongings early before he gets here. I am SUPER crampy this morning. :( Stupid TOM!

Crazy busy at work. I'll catch up with you guys at lunch time. :)

L R K
04-12-2011, 09:51 AM
Jesus H. Christ!!!! Sooo many posts in only 2 days of the thread being opened! There is no way I am going to be able to catch up!

Just a quick check in for me Tues 4/12/2011 - my days I have been looking pretty bad. Been kinda sick lately so food isn't at the top of my priority list.

B - 2 slices multi-grain toast w/ peanut butter + 1 tofu dessert + 1 banana

L - Some leftover Chinese food - Rice, Chinese Broccoli, mock chicken

D - Not sure

Drinking: 2 bottles of Powerade + some water too

No exercise

LindseyLou
04-12-2011, 10:29 AM
K9 – Thanks for the insight! I have noticed that, a lot of my single friends I simply don’t have a lot in common with anymore. Happy Anniversary! Wow, you’re going to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse…fancy! Enjoy! :D

Roadbiker – Thank you! :hug: Well, I shouldn’t have eaten the bar period…darn DH buys such yummy looking stuff. He was eating one of the bars and I started to eat one, got about half way and handed it to him! ;) Congrats on the new low!!! :carrot:

AMKRC – Yay for joining the gym! That’s great!! :D

Diana – Ugggh, dang scale. I hate that, you get a new low and the day after you’re up. Stupid water weight! :nono: It’ll be gone soon though! :D

Gaining – I’ve had a 3 pound gain from morning to night, sometimes more! I usually hang around 2 pounds though. You’ll do fine at your weigh in! I’m sure it’s water weight! This journey has ups and downs, not every week will be “great.” You just have to stick with it!! :hug:

Shells – You’re back!!!!!!! :woohoo: Sounds like you had a great trip! Hey, you should count the 191 as a victory. You MAINTAINED! :yay:

Novel – I think there is a runner deep down too! Have fun tonight running! :D Awwwwww, well thank you. I think I’m blushing. ;) I appreciate you too!!! :hug:

Jo – WELCOME BACK!! And Happy Belated Birthday! :celebrate: I hope you had a blast!!! :D

Vixsin – I second that. Stupid TOM! He should be here any day for me too….:rolleyes:

Lauren – Hope you’re feeling better soon! :getwell:
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Holding steady at 139.2 this morning. I'm hoping with TOM on his way in a few days I can still see 138. :crossed: Off to the pharmacy and then homework time! I'll check in later. Hope y'all have an excellent, OP day!! :grouphug:

LindseyLou
04-12-2011, 10:55 AM
Diana - I said I would post comparison pics...I forgot. Here they are!

Gosh, looking at these...wow. :o

First and third are near the beginning of my journey at 172.8#, the second and forth are from 4/10/11 at 140.4#.

berryblondeboys
04-12-2011, 11:45 AM
First and third are near the beginning of my journey at 172.8#, the second and forth are from 4/10/11 at 140.4#.

Wow!!!! That is a huge, huge, huge improvement LindseyLou! Bye Bye love handles! That's amazing to me how every 30 pounds can make such a HUGE difference. Way to go!!!!

surfergirl2
04-12-2011, 11:55 AM
Jomatho--Happy belated birthday!

Yesterday I was on track with 2000 calories. 17th on track day! More than halfway to my mini-goal (30 on-track days).

K9Owner
04-12-2011, 12:00 PM
Diana - I said I would post comparison pics...I forgot. Here they are!

Gosh, looking at these...wow. :o

First and third are near the beginning of my journey at 172.8#, the second and forth are from 4/10/11 at 140.4#.

WOW LINDS!!! :bravo:

Totally awesome!! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

Sorry, but I am NOT going to Ruth's! I opted for Black Light Zumba instead! I really really really want Friday to be a GREAT day for myself. Even if I lost 0.1 of a lb, I'd jump up and down!!!

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

Vixsin
04-12-2011, 12:08 PM
WOW!!! on those pics Linds!!! Hot stuff!!!

LindseyLou
04-12-2011, 12:19 PM
Berry - I know it's amazing what a few months of hard work can do! I feel a million times better!!

K9 - Thank you! Have fun tonight!

Vixsin - Thanks girl! Hot stuff huh? I've never been calle that by anyone but DH! ;)

K9Owner
04-12-2011, 12:22 PM
YAAAA!! I can add attachments! This first photo is me in 2008 before back injury BELOW GOAL and running in the c25K race--actually I wasn't racing, just coaching in the event. The second one is me and my K9s--River (lab/pit) and Jaxon (the "foxy" rescue)--this past December!


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((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

berryblondeboys
04-12-2011, 12:35 PM
K9 Look at your legs while running! They look great! But, you look great in the other photo too, but I understand you want to be thinner. It's perspective, I guess... at 275 for my high weight. I would be THRILLED to be your high weight (which might not even be possible as I'm built really big).

jomatho
04-12-2011, 01:09 PM
Lindsey, you are looking awesome! I see a huge difference from the last time you posted and asked what we thought, your love handles are melted away! Way to go!

K9, nice pics! Beautiful dogs!

Larry, just read you are in the hospital. Sending good vibes your way and hoping for good test results too!

surfergirl, halfway to your mini goal is awesome!

:yay: I got my workout in. Ran 2 miles and walked 1. Felt pretty darn good for not running in over a week. We did a lot of walking, stairs and hills on vacation though, so I don't think I am totally out of shape :lol: So that was the first thing to conquer. Now the eating, I think I will hit the fruit/meat market today and do the other groceries tomorrow. Third thing is water, and I am just starting my first 32oz jug now, oops. I will try for 64 today and do better tomorrow.

LindseyLou
04-12-2011, 02:17 PM
K9 - You look great!! :D You're a not so southern belle...:lol:...where are you from?

Jo - Thanks! They haven't quite melted away, but they look better. I sure wish they'd melt. :lol: Congrats on the 2 mile run! :carrot:

Larry H
04-12-2011, 02:20 PM
Update!

The power cord broke on my computor so I am using my son's computer.

My Cath test was not so good. I have 66% blockage in the main heart artery and 85% in a side artery. No heart damage yet :D My heart stopped during the test and they had to use the paddles to restart it. I am scheduled for open heart surgery Wednesday morning. I will have 2 bypass's performed and will be I am told about a month recuperating.

My cardiologist said I was really lucky that I had the cath done when I did because my blockage is known as the widow maker:?:

Still following my eating plan and the nurses are amazed:carrot:

I will be in contact some time later this week when I am able.

Larry,

berryblondeboys
04-12-2011, 02:25 PM
LarryH Holy Moly Larry... and just think how much harder it would be to recover if you were at your top weight? or not exercising?

My thoughts are with you and wishing you a painless and quick recovery.

Larry H
04-12-2011, 02:35 PM
LarryH Holy Moly Larry... and just think how much harder it would be to recover if you were at your top weight? or not exercising?

My thoughts are with you and wishing you a painless and quick recovery.

My heart surgeon here at the hospital said that since I had lost this weight I should recover very well from the open heart surgery. He went on to say that 300 pounds seems to be the upper limit for a good recovery and at my former weight I might not have survived. WOW!! :dizzy: Sure gives me somthing to think about.

Larry,

stacygee
04-12-2011, 02:47 PM
Diana: Did I remember you say once that you don’t count the calories from your coffee? Do you put anything in it? I was just wondering if I need to count mine or not. I put two truvia and 1 splenda mocha flavoring (all SUPPOSED to be calorie-free) and a splash of milk. I was thinking the only real calories were from the milk. What do you think? BTW- I love the Oikos Greek Yogurt. Thanks for the recommendation.

Berry: Sorry to hear about your cold! Don’t be ashamed of making yourself a higher priority. I spent too many years questioning my worth and I am so proud to be finding the person I think I should have been all along. Get a NEW bike!

K9: That’s funny about the ticker. There is also another poster that I see from time to time that has mine! Great minds and all! Thanks for the concern over the shins… but I am hoping they are better tomorrow. I am resting today. Are you a Dr or nurse??? Zumba in the black lights sounds fun. My spin class is done with black lights. I like being anonymous!

Roadbiker: The pattern of carrots on your long post was HILARIOUS! Thanks about my 5K, too. One of my friends wants us to do one together… but, I’ll have to train better… these shin splints are killing me!

AMKRC: Congratulations on joining the gym. It is good to keep an incline on the treadmill and 3.0 was about what I started at but just a 1% incline. Try to go faster each time you go. Make sure you go to the gym everyday and get into a good gym habit! Try the elliptical, too. It is addictive and also if your gym has spinning class… it burns TONS of calories. I am a bit of a gym rat… I love my gym.

Diana and dianaLA: I was up this morning too. I think this morning just shouldn’t count! DianaLa, I haven’t tracked my food since Saturday. I guess I have to do better too. It doesn’t mean I have been off plan- but it is always better to track it!

Shells: Glad to see that you are back and that you had a good trip!

Novel: I should have started the C25K with you. I want to do another but I can’t start training yet. I am still recuperating from my first. It was so exhilarating, I too, think I should find the runner in me. Then we could do a 5K together when we are both 140! PS- I’ve got to throw that whipped cream away!

JO! YAH for you! I am so happy you are back!! Did you have tons and tons of fun??? How’d your weight hold while you were gone?? Can’t wait to hear more. What was the #1 thing you did? And you got right back to your workout. GOOD FOR YOU!

Vixsin: you were down this morning… I think you were the odd one out then! Good for you!

Lindsey: Your pics look great! You are SO SASSY in the 4th pic! Congratulations!

Larry: I will be praying for you to have a speedy recovery from heart surgery. What a blessing you lost the weight… it will help your recovery so much!

______________________________

As for me I am taking a break from the gym. I went this morning but since my shins and calves still hurt and something in my hip, too my trainer MEASURED me instead. Since January 4 I had lost 20.5 inches… 5 around my waist and 3 on each thigh! He was REALLY REALLY proud of me and I felt good, too. Then we did 50 crunches- UGH! But, he wants me off my legs today so that I can spin and workout as usual on Thursday. I didn’t realize that 5K was so hard on my legs… I guess I should have practiced more.

Today I am trying to stay light on the calories since I am not working out. I hope I can come in under 1200... I need to log onto livestrong.com and start recording. I haven't done that since friday!

Sum38
04-12-2011, 03:02 PM
Larry!:hug: My girlfriend just had her third heart surgery, she was born with a heart condition. Her open heart surgery went well. Hospital stay about a week. I am amazed how wonderful these doctors are! You will be as good as new in now time.

Berry; Feel well!!

Lidsay; your shape is just like mine! You motivate me,'cause I want that waist of yours :D

More personals later.....

I finally dragged myself out and walking. My funk last week totally demotivated me...I literally had to force myself out there. Now I am feeling happy that I did :)

berryblondeboys
04-12-2011, 03:36 PM
I have spent 4 hours already dealing with my mother in law's curtains. OMG!!!! Because she didn't like anything else except those that needed hemming AND they were so stiff, we (me) added grommets. I haven't done her bedroom curtains yet either. I'm going to end up spending 3 days doing her flipping $20 a pair curtains!!! (8 panels). If it wasn't too late to return, I would have said, "no thank you" but she's well past the return date and I have to finish it up. All because she knows I know how to sew curtains... Yes, but EIGHT PANELS?!?!?!? for four windows. GRRRRR>>>>>

And yes, I can tell I'm totally PMSing. I think my visitor is due tomorrow.

Edited to add: Plus, I'm plain HUNGRY!!! I've already eaten 1000 calories today and only have 500 left. I feel like I could eat a whole deep dish pizza! Pizza... shouldn't have said that word because that sounds so good. But, leftovers tonight.

Edited to add again: I ruined one of the curtains... now I need to buy a new panel. OMG!!!!

LindseyLou
04-12-2011, 06:03 PM
My Cath test was not so good. I have 66% blockage in the main heart artery and 85% in a side artery. No heart damage yet :D My heart stopped during the test and they had to use the paddles to restart it. I am scheduled for open heart surgery Wednesday morning. I will have 2 bypass's performed and will be I am told about a month recuperating.


Oh no Larry!! That is scary!! You will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers!!!!! :hug::hug::hug::hug:

K9Owner
04-12-2011, 06:03 PM
PERSONALS

LARRY: OUCH!!! :hug: This is NOT the end of the world, although-u may feel like u have reached the end afterwards--esp, considering the all of possible meds u will be on after the surgery. However, if I could give u one piece of GREAT advice b4hand, it would b--GET UP, GET MOVING, AND use the Incentive Spirometer as soon and as often as u can!!! It is unrealistic to think that after a surgery of this magnitude, u will not experience pain, but the sooner u get out of bed and the more u use that spirometer, the better off u will b in the long run! Praying for u :getwell:

Stacygee: I am a cardiovascular RN. I have been nursing for 7 yrs--5 as a heart failure specialist. If u ever need anything for muscular type pain in ur legs, arms, back, etc..I'll give u the name of the product I use--like Bengay or Icyhot, but so much better. U can get it off Amazon--not sold in chain shops like WalMart.

Berry: Ur too sweet 4 words!!! But, even an extra 20 lbs is hard on me. I know if I don't get a handle on it NOW, I'll just keep gaining. That's how I got to 160. One day I was 150..then I said, it's ok--no big deal, then I was 155...then 160----u c the trend???? Too many :cookie: , takeout, and eating out!!

Jomatho: Thank u!! :) Instead of humans for babies, I get the privilege of raising K9s!!! :woohoo:

Linds: Org. from MS, moved to TN for abt 10 yrs, now back in MS. Not so Southern, however. :lol: I try to keep the ya'll at bay :lol:


That's all I have time for atm. Time to go :dancer:

:woohoo: for ZUMBA!!!

LindseyLou
04-12-2011, 06:04 PM
Stacy - Thank you! :D I was going for sassy! ;) Congrats on the inches! That is AWESOME! :cb:

Sum - Aww, well thank you! :D

Berry - Damn, pizza does sounds good. Specifically a deep dish... :o

K9 - Where in TN did you live? I'm in Clarksville. DH was in MS (Biloxi) for a bit in the Air Force...I visited probably about 4 years or so ago. MS is southern to me! ;)

zoodoo613
04-12-2011, 06:27 PM
I think it's going to take me a while to get used to keeping up with everyone. Yikes!

I just had dinner at a friend's house: chicken parm., spaghetti, bread & butter. I knew what she was making beforehand and could have begged out, but I'm trying to take this whole thing slow and not get too wrapped up in dieting to the point where it disrupts the rest of my life, ya know? But Holy Carbs! I don't even eat low carb, sort of the opposite, actually, but that sort of intensive refined carbohydrate meal is sort of off my radar. Not even for weightloss reasons, just because it's not what I think of as healthy. My calories are a little high for the day, but still well within reason.

I planned to ride my exercise bike this morning, but I was up unexpectedly late last night and couldn't drag myself out of bed this morning, but I did get in a walk at lunchtime. Not sure if it balances out, but better than nothing!

LindseyLou
04-12-2011, 08:17 PM
Here's my check in for today...

B – FO honey clusters w/1% milk, banana 300
S – yogurt 120
L – 1/2 chicken breast, 1 cup red potatoes/carrots/green beans 300
S – HF bar 150
D – Amatriciana (pasta) 380
S – 1/2 banana 45
1295
40 minute walk (2 miles, -140 calories):running:

still
04-12-2011, 08:58 PM
Hello, everybody!

First of all, good luck, Larry! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!

Kept well within my calories today. Breakfast was 250ish cereal and tea, morning snack was a graham cracker, lunch was a meal bar and some almonds (school lunch was gross today) for about 300 cal or so, I had one of my 150 cal ice cream cups in the afternoon, and then had french bread pizza for dinner (about 600 cal). There were a couple of cups of hot tea in there too, and right now I'm sipping on chamomile as I type. Total calories were under 1400, and then I did 35 min of the Arc trainer at the gym. The machine told me I blew 450 cal, but those always grossly overestimate, so I guesstimated about 300ish. Great day!

Most of all, I feel good. I just plain feel better on plan. I should find a way to remind myself of that next time the cupcakes present themselves. ;)

I'll have more time to do personals tomorrow, but for now, I really hope you all are having a great day!!!

roadbikerchick
04-12-2011, 09:50 PM
Update!

My Cath test was not so good. I have 66% blockage in the main heart artery and 85% in a side artery. No heart damage yet :D My heart stopped during the test and they had to use the paddles to restart it. I am scheduled for open heart surgery Wednesday morning. I will have 2 bypass's performed and will be I am told about a month recuperating.

My cardiologist said I was really lucky that I had the cath done when I did because my blockage is known as the widow maker:?:

Larry,

Oh, Larry, you're in my thoughts and prayers. :hug: Someone's looking out for you, that you lost the weight before you got the surgery. Wishing you a speedy recovery :getwell:

Diana3271
04-12-2011, 10:28 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Larry Wow! I am so glad you went to the hospital when you did. I am also glad you had already started on your new healthy lifestyle. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. :hug: Keep us updated as you can.

Roadbiker LOL On the 10 pounds of carrots! :carrot: Congrats on the new low!

AMKRC Congrats on the gym membership!

Diana(LA) How did your meeting go?

K9Owner Hi :wave: Happy Anniversary! Look how pretty your pups sat for the camera! Great pictures.

Shells Hi and Welcome Back! Congrats on the 191!

Novelista Congrats on how well things are going with your book! :carrot:

Jomatho Hi and Welcome Back! How did your day go? Were you able to get back on plan? I know it's tough. You can do it, though. "Learned Laziness", hmm, I think I would like that. ;) Happy belated Birthday! :hug: Great job on the walk/run!

Vixsin Congrats on the .4!

Lauren Sorry that you have not been feeling well. I hope tomorrow is a better day for you. :hug:

Lindsey It seems like every time we hit a new low or goal we have a jump on the scale. It's crazy! The difference in those pictures is amazing! I especially like the one with your hand on your hip. Show some attitude! ;)

Surfergirl Congrats on the 17 days of being on plan. That's the way to do it!

Stacy I'm glad you like the Oikos. Did you get the single pack or 4 pack. I like the 4 pack better because they transport better. I have accidentally gotten holes in the individual packs many times. I use sugar in the raw and half and half in my coffee. I did an estimate one time. It's somewhere between 200-300 calories for my morning coffee habit. :o I just keep it in my head about how many calories it is and I make sure my calories for the day is between 1400-1500. If you just use a splash of milk, I wouldn't worry with it. If you have several hundred calories I would count it. Congrats on the inches you have lost. That's fantastic!

Sum Great job on the getting out and doing that walk!

Zoodoo I'm sure you ate well considering the situation. Those things happen.

Still Great job with staying on plan!

Berry Were you able to find a new curtain/panel? Sometimes you can't find the exact same thing.

Diana3271
04-12-2011, 10:31 PM
Total Approx 1440 + Morning Joe

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 calories
high fiber English muffin 100 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Earth Grains Thin Bun 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 Calories
Mustard/Lettuce 25 Calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (700 Calories)
2 Grilled chicken Tacos 600 calories
Sauce 100 calories

Exercise:
TF Fire 60

berryblondeboys
04-12-2011, 10:32 PM
I am feeling so bad that I have missed exercise AGAIN!!! Instead of exercising tonight I drive to and from Ikea to get the blasted curtain panel. Too late to exercise at 10 pm, especially when I still have a cold. I'm going to be pushing it HARD the rest of this week to make up for my slacking week so far.

stacygee
04-12-2011, 11:12 PM
Berry- do extra tomorrow! I like the miles you are tracking on your ticker. I wish I had started that at the beginning of the year!

K9Owner
04-13-2011, 12:00 AM
I am feeling so bad that I have missed exercise AGAIN!!! Instead of exercising tonight I drive to and from Ikea to get the blasted curtain panel. Too late to exercise at 10 pm, especially when I still have a cold. I'm going to be pushing it HARD the rest of this week to make up for my slacking week so far.

I am going to post an encouraging message--providing I can find it!!
I have experienced this type of discouragement and it can be very difficult!
Hang in there, tomorrow is a new day :)

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

K9Owner
04-13-2011, 12:14 AM
I will repost this in the general thread as well--I LOVE IT!!

((copied material The Weight Management Resource Page, Amy Blackshire,Health Behavior Counselor))

Making good – but not perfect – food choices
Do you ever tell yourself after making an unhealthy food choice, “I can’t believe I just ate that, my diet is shot. I might as well pick back up tomorrow, or next Monday, or maybe I should just wait until after the holidays. January first is the perfect time for a fresh start, right?” This way of thinking is extreme, and implies that if we don’t do everything perfectly, then we might as well quit for now and wait for a “better time” to start back up again. Thinking this way enables us to continuously delay the healthy changes we know we need to make, and will keep us feeling discouraged and guilty when we don’t make perfect choices. I propose that we put extreme thinking to rest, and start thinking about how we can counter bad choices to stay on track and continue working toward meeting our goals of being healthy.

To give an example, if you slip up when you are running late one morning and grab a sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit from the McDonalds drive through, it isn’t the end for your nutrition plan that day. Yes, this greasy, tasty breakfast sandwich does have 560 calories (http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/nutrition-calories/food/mcdonalds/), which takes up a big chunk of those 1200 calories allotted to you by the dietician, but just because you ate it does not mean you should just quit for today! Instead, what if you simply subtracted those calories from your overall daily goal, and then identified low-calorie foods to eat for the rest of the day such as a grilled chicken spinach salad from subway for lunch that contains only 140 total calories, with a large ice water; and for dinner have some salmon (121 calories), broccoli (35 calories), and a baked potato (145 calories) (http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/nutrition-calories/food/). Or maybe you can really use that sausage biscuit as a motivator for getting in an extra workout that evening to ensure you stay on track. Stopping by the gym on your way home from work and getting in a 60-minute strength training + cardio workout can result in burning off anywhere from a few hundred to 1,000 calories, depending on how hard you work. Now, that bad breakfast decision doesn’t seem so terrible, does it?

So, the next time you find yourself not making the healthiest of choices, remind yourself that there are always things you can do to counter those choices and allow you to stay on track; and you certainly don’t have to wait until tomorrow! You will need to educate yourself on the concept of calories in/calories out, research how many calories are in various foods (this can be as simple as typing in “name of the food + calories” on an internet search engine), be able to identify several options that will enable you to remain on track (e.g. more exercise, or having lower-calorie foods for the rest of the day, or even better—both!), and most importantly, you must be willing to do a little bit of extra work for the sake of your health/happiness. Having a strategy to help you deal with these common situations will help you stay confident as you work toward your ultimate goals.

Hope this gives each of u some FRESH insight for hump day Wednesday! :carrot: :carrot:

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

jendiet
04-13-2011, 01:00 AM
Larry, i suspect that is what killed my dad. He had an unknown blockage in the Left anterior descending coronary artery. The first symptom is sudden death...which your heart actually stopped on the table. God is good, to bring you back and bless you with life. My dad's sudden death left him without suffering. I am grateful for that. But i miss him. i am glad you are still here with us.

i have a very early morning...and i will get back to everyone later, i really came to check on Larry. Will keep you in my prayers too Larry.

roadbikerchick
04-13-2011, 06:13 AM
Good morning, everyone! :coffee::D

I can only do a quick post today. I have an online course that I havne't even started, and the first assignment is due Friday. :eek:

Berry: that's sounds sooo frustrating. :mad: Have you considered giving your MIL some bedsheets for the windows?:devil: Would be easier, wouldn't it? ;)

Lindsey: It's official, you're a hottie.:D

Jo: Glad to see you back!:D

Novel: That's great about your novel! :carrot: Thanks for the encouragement, too :D

Thanks, everyone, for all your encouragement. I know I've missed a lot of you. I weighed in at 137.6 this morning :D - new low, though I might be dehydrated. We'll see if it sticks! :?:

Wishing everyone a fabulous day. :grouphug:

Thoughts and prayers with Larry. :hug: Take care, my weight loss buddy!

berryblondeboys
04-13-2011, 07:18 AM
As my head is draining crap from this cold I have, I thoguht I would pop in. Weight is the same (despite not exercising, I'm eating on plan of 1500 calories a day). And today I will double my workout for two reasons. One, I want to have a good workout day as I feel I need one and two, I made a promise to myself to exercise 6 days a week and this week that isn't happening.

Thougths are with you this morning Larry.

Diana3271
04-13-2011, 07:23 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Please keep Larry in your thoughts and prayers, today.

Diana3271
04-13-2011, 07:38 AM
I wanted to share this video. We talked about Charleston a few weeks ago.

http://vimeo.com/7719186

jomatho
04-13-2011, 08:34 AM
Checking in for yesterday, the day got busy and away from me last night with practices, parent teacher conferences, errands, groceries, having to cook for the first time in 10 days, homework, laundry (back to reality!) I have a sick kid home yesterday and today also. His first two baseball games were rained out and now will be sick for the 3rd and 4th. Poor baby, he's bummed.
I had a good on plan eating day yesterday, but I suspect I was low on calories. Today, the bodybugg goes back on so I know what I am burning and I will start back logging all my food. I got in my 96oz water yesterday, but didn't visit the bathroom much so I suspect I am dehydrated. Today, I will try to up the water a bit more. Got in the one workout yesterday and was going to go out for a walk later on, but I was really tired so I hit the bed early. Today, I will probably do cardio again, maybe the ellliptical, with a few weights too. I will formally start another weight lifting program on Monday, I have to plan it out.
I braved the scale today and I think I should have waited a few more days. I was 200.4, which is up 4 pounds from when I left. I know I didn't gain 4 pounds though, so I am trying not to sweat it too much. Just waiting for my body to equalize. Hoping by Sunday I am back down near my ticker weight.

Larry, thank you for updating us and I am sorry you have to go through all that! Wishing you a speedy recovery!!!

I have more personals to do, but will be back later to catch up!

shellsbrood
04-13-2011, 08:53 AM
Hi all!

Sorry, I didn't come back on here yesterday. My youngest came down with a fever and then started puking last night. I'm really tired this morning, so I probably won't be around today either. Up a pound on the scale, but not surprising given the lack of sleep.

Thinking of you all (especially you, Larry! Take care of yourself!). :hug:

novelistabac
04-13-2011, 09:09 AM
LARRY You are in my thoughts and prayers today. So happy they caught this while there was a chance to fix it. Good job keeping on plan in the hospital. :hug::hug::hug::hug:

Well, the rain made it impossible for me to run yesterday. And I was so bummed about it. I think I may like this running thing HEHE!! :) My weight has been at 183.2 exactly since Sunday morning...GRR!! I did 3 miles on the elliptical last night, going to do another 3 tonight and then hopefully Friday and Saturday I'll be able to do the other two days of c25k to finish the first week.

Book is going really well. I'm going to go back and flesh out the beginning some more. I'm really excited about it. My best friend's GF is an editor at Random House and I have a few other "INs" to the publishing world. I used to review books for Simon and Schuster as well so as long as I can finish the darned thing, you all will probably be reading it someday. HAHA!!! Thanks for the encouragement!!

__________

Stacy - YES!!! TOTALLY! We will for sure be running a 5k together when we are 140. HAHA!!

Melissa - EEK! Good luck with the curtains...and maintaining your sanity!! :hug:

Still - Cupcakes are evil. They are my one true weakness in the sweet category. I'm usually a savory craver.

K9- That's a great article. Thanks for posting. I used to do that ALLLLLLLLLL the time. That's why all my previous attempts at losing weight failed.

Roadbiker - Good luck with your online course! Now go do your homework missy!!! HEHE!!

Jo- Hi!!! Just wanted to say WELCOME BACK!! We missed you! Happy birthday and glad to hear you had a great time in Costa Rica!

TooManyDimples
04-13-2011, 09:11 AM
Wow! Being busy makes it hard to keep up with you all!

Way too much to address everyone, but for a few:

Larry ~ I'll be thinking about you and hoping for the best.

Lindsey ~ You're pictures are awesome! What a world of difference, you have to be so proud!

Jomatho ~ Welcome back!

As for me I've been busy busy busy. I had to go return some things yesterday and look for some capris. I only have one pair of jeans that fit right now and since I'm going to be in Florida I figure capris will be nicer. I almost got two pair but hopefully in another month or two I'll be down in a lower size so I decided that would be a bad idea to waste the money. Today I need to get the oil changed in the car and my husband needs me to pick up a few things for his trip. He also got a tac in one of his bike tires and we need to try to fix that because that's how he'll be getting to work next week since I'll have the car. I also need to get the house straightened up a bit and do some laundry. Ahh! I still have 3 days before I leave, but I feel overwhelmed! It's been bit harder to focus on exercise and my eating hasn't been as tight as usual. I had a ton of sodium yesterday and I can feel my body holding onto water. Hopefully everything will even out so that I'll have a good weighin on Friday.

Ok, things to do, I hope everyone has a great day!

GainingWeightInLa
04-13-2011, 09:18 AM
Larry, I know I'm probably too late with this, but I'm just now seeing your posts. You are probably already in surgery.....Your post made me cry. :( Wish I could hug you man! I know you'll be fine, but I can only imagine your fear. Know that I'm praying for you RIGHT NOW.....and will continue to do so. Thank GOD that you had the motivation to take what weight off that you have. God is good like that. He always gives us what we need, when we need it. I feel like He's given you more time.......you have a purpose, ya know! :) Hope you take this "second chance" and run with it! You are truly an inspiration!!!

I'm going to read the rest of what I missed, but I just wanted to write this in the hopes that Larry might see it before he goes in to surgery.

GainingWeightInLa
04-13-2011, 09:39 AM
Okay, well it sounds like we're all doing pretty well, except Larry. :( Ya'll, I've got a knot in my stomach knowing that he may be having open heart surgery right now. :( :( :(

Well, I did weigh in last night......new low of 204.8! I've kinda become relaxed lately with my eating, tracking, etc. But Larry has given me new motivation. There is so much more reason to do this than just because "I'll look better!" This is life or death in a lot of cases. Our new lifestyles are going to add time to our lives. What greater reason and motivation is there for not caving in?!?! That food....one or two or three bites of "sin" that tastes good is SOOOOOOO not worth taking time off our lives and away from our loved ones! We owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to NOT take those "bites of sin!" That is exactly what our WW leader talked about last night....taking care of ourselves and taking time for ourselves and how we can't be much good to others if we don't take the time to be good to ourselves.

I'll be back later on today. I've got much to do. Be good everyone!! Have a fantastic, on target day! Let's keep the prayers goin' up for Larry in the next several days.....not that God would or could ever forget our prayers, but let's keep buggin' him about Larry!

stacygee
04-13-2011, 09:45 AM
Good morning everyone. I am thinking and praying for Larry today. I was also happy to hear how well Novel is doing on her Novel! Shells was up on the scale as was Jo and myself. Poo! I am going to the gym to do lots and lots of sweating and see if I can't get the scale to move back down. My eating has been pretty good... but i was resting my legs a bit from my 5K so perhaps it is lack of exercise.

jomatho
04-13-2011, 09:48 AM
Good morning everyone. I am thinking and praying for Larry today. I was also happy to hear how well Novel is doing on her Novel! Shells was up on the scale as was Jo and myself. Poo! I am going to the gym to do lots and lots of sweating and see if I can't get the scale to move back down. My eating has been pretty good... but i was resting my legs a bit from my 5K so perhaps it is lack of exercise.

I'm with you! I need to sweat it out today too, and then drink it all back in :lol:

berryblondeboys
04-13-2011, 09:53 AM
I'm with you! I need to sweat it out today too, and then drink it all back in :lol:

Double ditto! Let's make it a good one today ladies! (while thinking about Larry!)

K9Owner
04-13-2011, 10:15 AM
Sleep day for me today and work tonight.

Looking forward to TGIF!

Will this :dancer: be down on the scale???

Praying for Larry: Praying for all of my new friends from 3FC and being thankful on this humpday Wednesday for the new insight, encouragement, and motivation u all have given me over the past week and a half.

Have a beautifully blessed day :)

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

LindseyLou
04-13-2011, 10:56 AM
Still – Sounds like you rocked Tuesday! :D

Diana – Isn’t that crazy?! It bothers me…why tease me like that scale? If you’re going back up tomorrow, don’t come down today. :lol: Btw, that video – GORGEOUS!!!!

Berry – If you have a cold I wouldn’t worry too much about exercising, at least not anything strenuous. Rest your body and get well! :)

K9 – I love that info you posted! It makes me think there is no “right” day for starting out on plan. I’ve been guilty of that in the past, I’ll start Monday or next week. Then..I never start.. :(

Roadbiker – Thank you! *blushes* ;) Congrats on the new low! :D You’re doing awesome! :carrot:

Jo – You’ll be back to your ticker weight in no time!!! :cb:

Shells – I hope the little one is feeling better soon!! And I hope you can catch some Zs!!! :hug:

Novel – Dang rain! I hate when it ruins my outdoor exercise plans! :nono: I think you’re weight is holding steady because of all the exercise you’re doing – muscles are retaining water! I bet you’ll see a whoosh soon! :D

Dimples – Thank you! :hug: I still cannot believe it when I look at those pictures. It makes me think NEVER AGAIN! :lol: Have fun on your trip!! :D

Gaining – Congrats on the new low! :yay:

Larry – You're in my thoughts today!! :hug: :hug: :hug:

_____________________
New low...138.4! Probably be up tomorrow...that seems to be a common theme. BUT, if I can help it, by staying on plan and exercising, I say NEIGH [to a gain tomorrow]! :lol: Finally going to the hospice place today to get everything all ready...I'm nervous. Lots of homework to finish, including my final paper...can't believe I'm finishing another class. I like this 5 week class deal.

On a different note, anyone heard from LLBold? Pint? Our old friends from few threads back, Cinci or Roxanne?

I hope y'all have a positive, OP, lovely Wednesday! Let's pray for Larry! :grouphug:

GainingWeightInLa
04-13-2011, 11:02 AM
I just tracked from YESTERDAY. :nono: Not bad, though...I came in at 1141 calories for the day. :D

280 calories so far today. I'm trying not to go over 1200/day. It HARD. But it's working, I guess.

jomatho
04-13-2011, 11:54 AM
Double ditto! Let's make it a good one today ladies! (while thinking about Larry!)

Let's dedicate all our hard work today to Larry!

berryblondeboys
04-13-2011, 12:00 PM
Let's dedicate all our hard work today to Larry!

Agreed! he would want us to work on our fitness anyway! So proud of him and what he's been doing to change his life around and once his ticker is functioning better, he'll be feeling even better to continue on his journey.

Vixsin
04-13-2011, 12:06 PM
Down .4 today to 198.4. I really think that TOM is coming. Jerk! :lol:

Great workout last night! 45 min on the elliptical. My legs are aching today. I'm off to get caught up. I'll try to do personals later on. I'm sorry I am really slacking on those this week. Stupid work and life getting in the way of my posting!! LOL




Thinking of Larry today. :goodvibes: :hug:

Vixsin
04-13-2011, 12:08 PM
K9Owner: I have meant to tell you for days now that I LOVE your "soon to be ticker" that cracks me up everytime! :)

surfergirl2
04-13-2011, 12:12 PM
Larry, we are all rooting for you! Best wishes!

Yesterday i came in at 1940 calories. Weight was down to 148.5 this morning! That means i've lost 9 pounds but really at least the first 5 of that was water weight...i had gained it really quickly in the few weeks before i started my diet, so it's natural that it would come off quickly. I keep telling myself not to read into the numbers because the rate of loss WILL SLOW DOWN! I keep trying to remind myself to not be discouraged when that happens. **** even if i maintain at my current weight for 2 weeks i'll be happy--as long as it doesn't go up.

L R K
04-13-2011, 12:22 PM
Hi Everyone :wave:

Feeling a little better today but not 100%.

Eating will be better today. I am also working on keeping myself hydrated, I really need to make sure I get in those 2L at least.

Here is the plan for the day Weds 4/13/2011

B - 1 cup Kashi toasted berry crisp cereal + 4oz almond milk + 1 banana

L - 1 cup barley casserole + 1 cup raw broccoli & 5 low-sodium Triscuts w/ hummus

S - Maybe an apple

D - Homemade pasta - gorund soy, tomato pasta sauce, lot's of veggies, whole wheat pasta

Drinking: At least 2L water + maybe a powerade seeing as though it is the only liquid that I can seem to stomach lately

Sum38
04-13-2011, 12:44 PM
Another great walk! I had to DRAG myself out again, but as usual I feel fab now. -- Scale is at 154:o I think I need to change my ticker :( I was 150.5 about a week ago...still not sure if this is real gain... No more feeling sorry for myself days for me; NOT WORTH IT!

Vix Don't worry about being a slacker, I have been one as well ;)

Jo Welcome back! -- I visited my friend who came back on Monday night. I saw all these wonderful pictures. Ziplining looked scary and awesome! My friend gained 5 pounds, so you did better :)

Shells Poor sick baby!!

Novelista I am very excited for you!! Don't forget us when you are all famous. -- Wave at us when Oprah interviews you :hug:

Dimples I want to go to Florida!!!


Little Lindsay Lou Who :):):) My daughter's high school is doing musical called
Seussical the Musical. Daughter is part of the orchestra.

Larry :hug:

Everyone else HI Yes...I know I am slacking off :(
DianaLA and Lindsey Congrats on new lows!

stacygee
04-13-2011, 01:45 PM
Back from the gym and I sweated 3 pounds OUT! That's right... after my 2.5 hour workout I was down 3 POUNDS back to 179. Makes me not want to drink the rest of the day! HA! I'm tired...perhaps I should sleep the rst of the day!

Sum38
04-13-2011, 02:00 PM
Back from the gym and I sweated 3 pounds OUT! That's right... after my 2.5 hour workout I was down 3 POUNDS back to 179. Makes me not want to drink the rest of the day! HA! I'm tired...perhaps I should sleep the rst of the day!


:carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot: That is great!!!

LindseyLou
04-13-2011, 02:08 PM
Let's dedicate all our hard work today to Larry!

YES!! :D

GainingWeightInLa
04-13-2011, 03:35 PM
Okay, so I figured my BMI....came in at 35.1....when I started in January, it was 40.3. I don't know a lot about BMI, but I would think that would be pretty good? If I continue to manage 7 lbs per month, by my calculations, I would be no longer obese sometime in probably the month of September! :D That makes me very happy! I still have to lose 31.3 lbs to get there, though. That seems like a LOOOOONG way to go from here! lol It's obtainable, but it seems sooooooo far away! I'm half way though....from where I began from in January!

Anyway, I've had today a lean cuisine (the kind in the steamable bag), a piece of angel food cake (very small piece) and a piece of garlic cheesy bread (on a light wheat hot dog bun with a slice of reduced fat cheese, some garlic, salt and a couple spritz's of olive oil nonstick spray...toasted in the oven) Haven't figured the calories on the cheesy bread or the cake yet.

K9Owner
04-13-2011, 03:38 PM
Down .4 today to 198.4. I really think that TOM is coming. Jerk! :lol:


I kicked him out of my "house"! He kept leaving the seat up :lol: Besides, I am sooooo looking for Friday's weigh-in and he has waaay to much baggage for me!!! :D
Sorry he is invading ur personal space! :hug:

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

LindseyLou
04-13-2011, 03:39 PM
Okay, so I figured my BMI....came in at 35.1....when I started in January, it was 40.3. I don't know a lot about BMI, but I would think that would be pretty good? If I continue to manage 7 lbs per month, by my calculations, I would be no longer obese sometime in probably the month of September! :D That makes me very happy! I still have to lose 31.3 lbs to get there, though. That seems like a LOOOOONG way to go from here! lol It's obtainable, but it seems sooooooo far away! I'm half way though....from where I began from in January!


In 3 months to have went from a BMI of over 40 to 35 is amazing!!! You will get there, you've been doing great! :D

K9Owner
04-13-2011, 03:41 PM
Back from the gym and I sweated 3 pounds OUT! That's right... after my 2.5 hour workout I was down 3 POUNDS back to 179. Makes me not want to drink the rest of the day! HA! I'm tired...perhaps I should sleep the rst of the day!

I want the secret recipe all of u have for losing weight on a daily basis :lol:
WTG Stacy!!! :bravo:

LindseyLou
04-13-2011, 03:45 PM
I kicked him out of my "house"! He kept leaving the seat up :lol: Besides, I am sooooo looking for Friday's weigh-in and he has waaay to much baggage for me!!! :D


:rofl:

K9Owner
04-13-2011, 03:46 PM
K9Owner: I have meant to tell you for days now that I LOVE your "soon to be ticker" that cracks me up everytime! :)

It is sooooo generic, but easy to retype after each entry. Besides, I think it's a silly rule to have. Alot can happen in 20 days! :lol:

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

LindseyLou
04-13-2011, 03:48 PM
I just realized I'm the only one that has ounces included in their starting weight. Those 0.2 count! :lol: I suppose I should round down to 175, eh?

LindseyLou
04-13-2011, 03:50 PM
It is sooooo generic, but easy to retype after each entry. Besides, I think it's a silly rule to have. Alot can happen in 20 days! :lol:

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

I agree! Why 20 days? I want my ticker NOW! ;)

berryblondeboys
04-13-2011, 03:51 PM
No, I count mine too. I'm at 255.6 for starting weight. .2 is 3 ounces, so .6 is 9 ounces so that's more than half a pound more than 255... so I count it. Should say I count it in my ticker - not my side bar under the avatar - that number is already too big with my high, restart, etc.

peacechick
04-13-2011, 03:58 PM
I just joined 3FC and am learning what is available. I have fought fat all my life and I'll be 53 in June. I hope to learn from others and be held accountable for my actions. I have lost 2.8 the past week and am really trying to be concious of what I put in my mouth...Glad to be here and will check daily...:D

Diana3271
04-13-2011, 04:45 PM
peacechick Hi and Welcome! :wave:

Andejean
04-13-2011, 04:50 PM
NSV! I had a craving for sweets, so I bought a fresh pineapple and some low cal cool whip.. yum yum!

Down 1 lb to 145... 10 more lbs to go.

Our house guest came back today to get some more of his stuff. Pretty sure he swiped my guitar case... but his ugly coat rack, lunch box/cooler, and ugly plant are all gone... YAY!!!

Gym again tomorrow, and I hope to be down a little more... right after I was sick, before the antibiotics for my sinus infection, I was down to 143.5... That'd be nice to see again! :)

lasttime
04-13-2011, 06:03 PM
I just had a craving of buying something sweet. I thought to myself that have to be accountable to 3fatchicks.com and stopped myself. I will exercise for 30 min.'s today no matter what and stick to my planned meals for today.

berryblondeboys
04-13-2011, 08:01 PM
Ok, I got in a 3.2 mile walk FAST (fast enough that my average heart rate was 128 - max 153 on the big ole hills) and I'm sweating like a pig - which is one work out. To make up for yesterday. Then after my son goes to sleep I will do the upper body and abs workout. For todays workout.

LindseyLou
04-13-2011, 08:06 PM
No, I count mine too. I'm at 255.6 for starting weight. .2 is 3 ounces, so .6 is 9 ounces so that's more than half a pound more than 255... so I count it. Should say I count it in my ticker - not my side bar under the avatar - that number is already too big with my high, restart, etc.

Glad I'm not the only one. I was only looking under the avatars. :dizzy:

LindseyLou
04-13-2011, 08:07 PM
Peacechick & Tara - :welcome3: Glad you found us!!!

Diana3271
04-13-2011, 08:35 PM
Tara Hi and Welcome! :wave:

K9 Thanks for sharing that message. Love the soon 2b ticker!

Jen Hi! :wave: How are you doing?

Roadbikerchick Congrats on the new low!

Berry I hope you are feeling better from your cold. Great job on that walk.

Shells Is your little one better? I hope so.

Novelista Great job on the elliptical workout.

Dimples It sounds like you have a lot going on. Try to take a breather and take care of yourself.

Diana(LA) Congrats on your weigh in and new low.

Stacy My weight was up this morning too. :( Great job on that workout!

Lindsey Congrats on the new low!

Vixsin Congrats on the .4.

Surfergirl Congrats on the 9 pounds!

Lauren I'm glad you are feeling better today. That's a start. How is the therapy sessions going?

Sum I think those walks are good for you. Great job on getting out.

Andejean Congrats on the pound!

Diana3271
04-13-2011, 08:40 PM
Total Approx 1450 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 calories
high fiber English muffin 100 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Earth Grains Thin Bun 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 Calories
Mustard/Lettuce 25 Calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (710 Calories)
Bread w/butter 160 calories
6 ounce sirloin steak 350 calories
2 orders green beans 200 calories

Exercise
Cathe Friedrich Cardio Kicks w/weighted gloves

Sum38
04-13-2011, 08:42 PM
Hi Diana! Holding that 150 :)

I had a great workout day. Walked nearly 5 miles and biked 6 miles with DS. My legs are sore!!!

I haven't counted calories, but I think I am within my limits. Kinda know by now how much I can eat.

I hope everyone had a fab day!!

jendiet
04-13-2011, 08:54 PM
omg, Shells i hope the baby is feeling better, it's so miserable to have a sick lo.

zoodoo, what exercise you CAN do is enough.

still, i drink lots of teas too. I'm thinking a nice hot glass of chai tea might get rid of my craving for chocolate donuts. i hate cravings like that. wth does my body want with a chocolate donut???

biker, wow. so awesome. i'm dreaming of the day that i get to that point.

k9 owner, hope you had a wonderful anniversary.

Novel, that is awesome about your book . i once was an aspiring writer. Good job on keeping up with the exercise while being bogged down with writing too!

jo, here's to an ON PLAN day! also you might be up 4 lbs for a whole lot of reasons. stay hydrated for one.

Lindsey, i agree great job. don't worry about the temporary jump, that's all it is. i also keep ounces in my starting weight. i'm too scientific to think...it's a real lb loss, until it's a REAL lb loss...16 oz = 1 lb.

surfergirl, great job on the 17, i have yet to be one day on a plan. i am not planning, just watching it...i could use a plan. so what if 5 is water weight, you lost weight! just enjoy that. i celebrate every lb lost!

sum, yay for walking., i always feel so good after a walk. i'm glad you stuck with it. And you are reaping the benefits. Awesome on the biking with DS. i want to start that too.

Berry, don't think of where you messed up the one time, but where you have succeeded 98% of the time. colds suck. sorry about being sick.

Dimples, yay for being able to wear capris! vacations are stressful. they ALWAYS stress me out. So i have to have my house in order so when i come back i can relax.

La, i appreciate all your compliments. i love your inspiring thoughts to us too. I have been basically coming home from school and crashing in bed again...then i get up for a couple of hours and do what i can do, and then crash again. not sleeping at night though...not too well. i also have other motivation then just "looking good". Although that is a nice caveat to weight loss. Mine is my mom's poor health, and of course my dad's early death. Not to mention my brothers and sisters are so unhealthy. Only have one body and one life. I want to enjoy my grandkids too. awesome progress with your BMI. MINE IS ridiculous right now. i'm always on the high side of the BMI. but even with my last progress picture i was considered OVERWEIGHT. lol. i look so good.

stacy, rest those legs from that 5k. i admire those who can run that long on pavement. my poor joints couldn't handle that.

Diana, that is the major reason i have to weigh every day and put in a trend, having an up day is so disheartening for me. how does that kickboxing with weighted gloves feel. i can just see you busting some butt punching something out...maybe that scale?

vixsin great job on the elliptical. i keep thinking that is what i need. but in reality i hate exercise equipment except for my rebounder. i hate things that jolt my body...so i probably would just hate that too.

Lauren, glad you are starting to feel better. keep hydrated.

Ande, lol about your comments on the mooch.

tara, i want chocolate donuts. good job on beating that craving. and welcome.

peacechick, welcome to you too!

afm: Can't get chocolate covered donuts out of my head. Maybe it's because at the health fair i had a donut, 2 donut balls and a cup of coffee for breakfast. Yes, i said health fair. That was clinical for today. Came home hungry for real food and ate salmon, brown rice and beans. . And pineapple and coconut milk icee.

I lasted to about 2pm, and died in bed. Got up hungry and had some cottage cheese and peaches.

now, i guess i'm hungry again. probably low on calories...and i am REALLY craving some freaking chocolate covered donuts.

i haven't eaten any dinner, so maybe i'm getting my signals mixed up somehow?

salt chlorinator is coming tomorrow, so i have to work on that, and i have some more snap dragons to put into the ground.

REALITY. i have to get my paperwork for my BSN done. i'm going to work on that Thursday and Friday and spring break of course...God this is really winding down.

i keep having waves of sporadic like diarrhea cramps, i woke up nauseous today and took a Zofran, which i haven't taken in a while...i think my hormones are shifting in preparation for the big day.

Diana3271
04-13-2011, 09:16 PM
Diana, that is the major reason i have to weigh every day and put in a trend, having an up day is so disheartening for me. how does that kickboxing with weighted gloves feel. i can just see you busting some butt punching something out...maybe that scale?

Jen The weighted gloves ups the intensity of the workout and you also get some upper body toning. I could do some serious damage to the scale after the last couple of days. :lol: Do you have any of that chocolate tea. Maybe that will help. I have seen it at the grocery store, but I have never tried it.

Pint Sized Terror
04-13-2011, 09:44 PM
Hi everyone. Long time no see, huh? I feel like I haven't posted in about a year, LOL.

I continued on my downward spiral, unfortunately. I avoided the scales like the plague and ate whatever I wanted. My whole sense of being was feeling off and anxious. It wasn't until I realized ALL of my jeans are either WAY tight or unbutton-able, that I was smacked back into reality. I went to my best friend's house and vented. She just had a baby. She lost 15lbs right off the bat after having her, but has stalled for the past 2 months. She and I have the same struggles and even similar body/metabolism types. Working out isn't so much of a problem, but food is. We both came to the conclusion that A) we are NOT making choices that will help us obtain our goals, and B) we simply cannot be overweight anymore. Aside from giving up the "eat whatever we want" mentality, we decided to start out taking long walks with our kids in strollers. (her baby and my 3 y/o). The next morning, before our first walk, I weighed myself in at 162.2lbs. I cried.

It's been 3 days since we made our pact. We walk for at least an hour at a pace that makes it hard for us to form a sentence because we're breathing so hard. We walk from our houses to an old golf course, then around the path at the course. It's uphill/downhill over and over and over for 3.5 miles on the golf course alone. I weighed myself this morning and I'm already down to 159.6. A month ago I TOTALLY didn't think I'd be saying I'm down to 159.6, but oh well. It is what it is.

Tomorrow we are going to start P90X after our walks, but we are alternating P90X with yoga and zumba so we aren't doing it every day to start out. I feel good, relaxed and confident this time, mainly because I'm both motivating someone else, and being motivated by someone else.

LindseyLou
04-13-2011, 09:51 PM
Sum - Nice workout! :carrot:

Jen - You're right, those ounces add up to pounds! ;)
______________________________
I met with the hospice coordinator today and everything went AWESOME! :D We chatted about my volunteer and intern opportunity as well as the company and random stuff. I was so glad it went well because I was nervous. It's funny, I get so worked up over this stuff...it wasn't an interview or anything, just an informal meeting to discuss opportunities. I was just so hoping she would like me for the internship! For my internship it sounds like I'll actually be working closely with the regional director with meetings, budgets, patient satisfaction data, etc. I'M BEYOND EXCITED! :woohoo: This will be so interesting and such a great opportunity! Plus all the things I'm learning in school can be put into action.

Today went well calorie wise...here is my specifics...

B- FO cereal w/1% milk, banana 300
S - yogurt 120
L - part of LC enchiladas (they weren't so yummy) 200
S - HF bar 150
L - shepherd's pie 500
S - WW frozen yogurt bar 60 :drool:
1330
No exercise today - my back is killin' me tonight! :(

I bought some WW frozen yogurt bars (strawberry smoothie flavor). If you have a craving for something sweet...you need to try 'em! Seriously 60 calories, I was sold! ;)

I hope you ladies have a great night! I'm praying Larry's surgery went well and he's recovery just fine!

G'night. :grouphug:

LindseyLou
04-13-2011, 09:55 PM
Hi everyone. Long time no see, huh? I feel like I haven't posted in about a year, LOL.

I continued on my downward spiral, unfortunately. I avoided the scales like the plague and ate whatever I wanted. My whole sense of being was feeling off and anxious. It wasn't until I realized ALL of my jeans are either WAY tight or unbutton-able, that I was smacked back into reality. I went to my best friend's house and vented. She just had a baby. She lost 15lbs right off the bat after having her, but has stalled for the past 2 months. She and I have the same struggles and even similar body/metabolism types. Working out isn't so much of a problem, but food is. We both came to the conclusion that A) we are NOT making choices that will help us obtain our goals, and B) we simply cannot be overweight anymore. Aside from giving up the "eat whatever we want" mentality, we decided to start out taking long walks with our kids in strollers. (her baby and my 3 y/o). The next morning, before our first walk, I weighed myself in at 162.2lbs. I cried.

It's been 3 days since we made our pact. We walk for at least an hour at a pace that makes it hard for us to form a sentence because we're breathing so hard. We walk from our houses to an old golf course, then around the path at the course. It's uphill/downhill over and over and over for 3.5 miles on the golf course alone. I weighed myself this morning and I'm already down to 159.6. A month ago I TOTALLY didn't think I'd be saying I'm down to 159.6, but oh well. It is what it is.

Tomorrow we are going to start P90X after our walks, but we are alternating P90X with yoga and zumba so we aren't doing it every day to start out. I feel good, relaxed and confident this time, mainly because I'm both motivating someone else, and being motivated by someone else.

I was just thinking (and asking) about you earlier! It seemed like you hadn't posted in a while. I'm sorry to hear things have been rough with food lately. :hug: But, I'm glad you made a pact with your friend! I think having support is key, and especially having someone to workout with is awesome! ****, I'd workout with you ladies if we lived near each other! ;) You're a tough chick Pint, I know you have fight in ya and you won't give up! :carrot: Keep on truckin'!!!! :D

Pint Sized Terror
04-13-2011, 10:09 PM
OMG!!! I just read about Larry!! I'm praying for you, Larry! Get well soon!! :hug::hug::hug:

Linds, thanks. I don't know exactly what set me off down the path of sugar and fat and more fat, but it's stopped for now. :crossed:

jendiet
04-13-2011, 10:50 PM
Diana, chocolate tea doesn't even sound appealing. wierd. i had a few spoonfuls of ice cream with some dark chocolate chips on top. did the trick. i also ate a bean burrito for dinner--maybe i want iron.

pint, we all go through that, AWESOME job on finding a buddy and getting back on track! food is the problem for me too.

lindsey, i hope your back feels better!

Father, let Larry's recovery be speedy and let him get much needed rest and keep his pain level down. Let him know how much he is loved and cared for by YOU! In Jesus's name. Amen.

roadbikerchick
04-13-2011, 10:51 PM
Hi everybody!:D:D

First, a whole lot of personals. :hug:

Shells: glad to see you’re back. :hug: Take care of yourself and your sick baby.
Zoodoo: Of course walking is better than nothing! :bravo: The main thing is to keep active, and find things you enjoy doing. :D This is a super busy thread, isn’t it?
Still, Lindsey, and Diana3271: great on-plan days, all of you! :carrot::carrot::carrot:
K9: thanks for the post about “good but not perfect food choices.” So true, and really helpful. :yes:
Jomatho: I’m glad to hear you’re not getting discouraged. :cb: People retain water when they’ve been flying, as well. I'll be looking for your on-plan days! :mag:
Novel: That’s so exciting about your book!:cb::cb: You will let us know when it’s done, won’t you? And that scale, put it in it’s place! :sumo: Bad scale!! BTW, what’s c25k?
Dimples: It’s so hard to buy clothes when you’re losing weight,:( and you know they won’t fit soon. My solution was to buy used (I know, that grosses some people out), but I couldn’t exactly go around naked :eek:, and buying used was easy on the budget. Congratulations on 44 days binge free. :bravo: Good luck on your weigh-in tomorrow. :goodscale:
DianaLA: Congratulations on the new low, and on getting half way there! :cb::cb: Yeah, stuff like Larry’s situation puts everything in a new light, doesn’t it?
Hey, Stacey, you could be retaining fluid in your leg muscles from all the running. Don't sweat the scale stuff, okay? ;)
LindseyLou, you and I must have similar bodies or something. Our weights are so close! Congrats on the new low! :broc::broc: Hope things went well at the hospice today. What are you taking in school?
Surfer: It’s still 9 pounds – that’s something to celebrate! :celebrate:
LaurenA: hope you feel completely like yourself really soon. :hug:
Peacechick and Tara: :welcome3: This is a great place to be.
Andejean: 10 pounds to go. :cb::cb: Doesn’t that feel great? :cp: You’ve worked hard, and you deserve it. Congrats on the NSV. :bravo:
Jendiet: you’re doing so much, it’s no wonder you need to crash when you get home. :hug: You’re doing really well to keep all those balls in the air. And BMIs don’t count when you’re pregnant, do they? That baby weight is the baby, plus a lot of other stuff to sustain baby :preg:…but you know that, you’re a nurse! ;)
Pint: You’re back!! :hug: I’m so glad you’ve found a support person/walking buddy. That will help so much. And remember, you turned it around before your went higher than before. :cb::cb: That’s a healthy choice.:D

This whole week has been crazy busy, but I’m caught up with my online course now. The weather is getting nicer here, and there’s so much I like to do outdoors – gardening, cycling, soaking up the sun. :beach: Hmmm, work sure gets in the way of the rest of my life! ;)

So here’s my accountability for today – I didn’t track my food, which is not the greatest. I didn’t work out either, but that was intentional. I went out on a 2 hour bike ride with my local bike club last night, and what a ride it was. I had to work my patootie off to keep up with them, as in bringing on exercise-induced nausea. :tired: Cycling is a male dominated sport, and I was the only woman in my group. Anyhow, I seriously doubted at times if I could get myself home again. I did, but this morning my blood pressure and my resting heartrate were up, so my body needs a break. I’m ready to go back at it tomorrow. ;)

I’m so concerned about Larry. Has anybody heard? :?: Prayers for him.

Good night, all. Thanks for being there. :grouphug:

berryblondeboys
04-13-2011, 11:03 PM
So, I did my double workout today and thought about Larry. I hope he is recovering peacefully.

Ack just did my weigh in before going to bed. I might be very happy in the morning. Maybe I was so hungry the last couple days because a whoosh is coming?

burnzm
04-14-2011, 12:06 AM
Hello!

I am new here and i want to know how your program works. It seems a lot of you are making a lto of progress.

burnzm
04-14-2011, 12:40 AM
Hello!

I am new here and i want to know how your program works. It seems a lot of you are making a lto of progress.

Sum38
04-14-2011, 06:13 AM
Welcome burnzm

Berry -- I hope scale won't be too ugly this am. Nice workout!!

Road -- My gf is an avid biker. She is begging me to join her. She was so toned after last summer.

Pint -- Sorry! I have the same struggles. I am up 3 to 4 pounds because of food; tired of losing the same pounds :( I am doing powerwalking now. I use a program called cardio trainer. It measures my distance and speed. Yesterday was my new record; 4.8 mph for 4.9 miles!! If you have a smartphone it is worth a try.

Peacechick - welcome

Amde -- Glad the bum is gone, sorry about your guitar case :(

Jen -- Any change labor starting (with tummy problems being a sign)?

Lidsay -- When will you start? Congrats!

Lauren -- How is your back?

DianaLA -- Awesome about BMI. I have 14 lbs to go to normal BMI... I am excited. My BMI was obese last October.

I hope Larry is doing well!

Morning Diana :)

Everyone have a fab and fit day!

Diana3271
04-14-2011, 07:19 AM
Good Morning! :wave:

Keeping Larry in our thoughts and Prayers today. :grouphug:

burnzm Hi and Welcome! :wave: Everyone follows a different program here. I count calories and watch my carbs. Of course I get that exercise in!

Sum :wave: Are you going to be able to get a walk in today?

Lindsey Congrats on everything going well for you yesterday!

berryblondeboys
04-14-2011, 07:28 AM
I slept like crapola last night. I got a tickle in my throat and started coughing. Finally took a lozenge and that helped. I think maybe I got 5 hours of sleep last night which really stinks.

SOmehow I only lost .4 pounds between going to bed and waking up. I usually lose 2 lbs. Could be the pizza for dinner. Could be TTOM which started yesterday... but I am down .4 from yesterday morning. So, I just keep inching downwards.

Off to run a lot of errands today!

AMKRC
04-14-2011, 07:37 AM
WOW this thread moves fast, lol. It looks like so many of you are really sticking to your plans and that weight is coming off.

Larry, I don't know you yet, but I hope you're feeling ok and I wish you a speedy recovery.

I went to the gym again last night. I did 15 minutes on the elliptical, stretched, and then did some upper body stuff on a few machines. I met with the trainer who just basically gave me advice on creating a workout schedule and showed me a few more machines and strength-training exercises. I'm starting to like the gym. :p

As far as my eating - it's not nearly enough. I've been so busy that I just don't eat. I am trying to do 5-6 small meals a day. Yesterday I had 2 pcs of cheese, 2 multi-grain crackers and a small bag of trail mix. That was it all day. This morning I made sure I had a good breakfast (eggs, cottage cheese, sliced tomato) and I'm bringing a snack (probably more cheese and crackers) with me to my dd's school (I get to observe her performing arts classes at her high school :D ).

I'll probably end up being the once a day hit-and-run poster :o

jomatho
04-14-2011, 07:47 AM
Good morning everyone!
Yesterday was a day to base all other days by! I did my short but intense intervals on the elliptical first and then hopped on the treadmill and walked it out at a moderate speed/incline for another hour! Then, the water was going down so well yesterday, I ended up with over 120oz. in and I was FINALLY running to the bathroom a lot yesterday evening. Took me three days to rehydrate my body! I ate just over 1500 calories for the day, tracked every bite and logged it. Got the bodybugg back on and it says I only burned 2700 calories, but I put it on until 9am, so I know I was probably closer to 3000, especially since I burned 500 for my workout alone. Now that I have upped my calories a little on vaction, I think I will keep them up above 1500 for a while as long as I am still losing weight. That is unless I have a really lazy day and am not burning enough to support it. I am only supposed to have a 1000 calorie deficit per day, and most days I am burning at least 3000 calories, so I could probably eat up near 2000 and still lose, but I am scared to try that :lol:
So all that hard work payed off, I am back down to 197, only 0.8 pounds to go to ticker/pre vacation weight! :carrot: I don't think I am done for the week either. Now that I am hydrated, I am trying to get the other system regulated too, if you know what I mean ;)!
I will do personals at some point today! I appreciate all your comments and encouragement sooooooo much!
Have to take my cat into the vet smack in the middle of the day today, I hate that. Should be 'fun', he is the wild and crazy one. He has some kind of skin problem under his chin that is freaking me out.

Larry, I hope you feel our support as you recover!!! :hug: Still dedicating my on plan day to you today buddy!!!!

:D

roadbikerchick
04-14-2011, 08:13 AM
Hi everyone :coffee2:

quick post. Scale was up .8 this morning. I'm not discouraged, though, because I've lost about 4 pounds this April. The plan today is to work out for one hour, and to eat 2000 calories or less.

Berry: good for you on the two workouts :bravo: Sorry to hear you didn't sleep well.

Burn: :welcome2:

C U all later. Have a fabulous day! :cool:

elaine19
04-14-2011, 08:33 AM
Hello everyone, I would like to join your group if I can... I have been struggling the last four months with getting myself pumped up again about losing weight. Last year I lost 30 lbs and then stopped... din't gain any weight, just stopped at 192. Today I determined that I was getting back on track, and I think this will help keep me accountable to someone other than myself. I haven't been working out lately either, and I MISS it!!! TODAy is going to be different:)

Diana3271
04-14-2011, 08:40 AM
elaine19 Hi and Welcome! :wave:

LindseyLou
04-14-2011, 08:46 AM
LindseyLou, you and I must have similar bodies or something. Our weights are so close! Congrats on the new low! :broc::broc: Hope things went well at the hospice today. What are you taking in school?




We must have, it's funny were are pretty much the exact weight. You've got height on me though. So, if you're saying I'm a hottie, you must be too! ;) Things went great at hospice! I'm really excited about the opportunity. I'm majoring in Health Care Administration for now. :lol: I've been considering going to grad school after I graduate next May or getting another B.A. in Health and Human Services or Psychology...we'll see.

Sounds like you have had a busy week! And a 2 HOUR ride? Wow girl! :high: Amazing!!!! My DH is really into biking, more mountain biking but now he likes just cruising around. He's been talking about getting me a new bike. Sadly, mine is about 10 years old, it's getting pretty bad. Maybe a birthday idea! ;)

shellsbrood
04-14-2011, 08:54 AM
Hi y'all!

Please excuse my lack of personals, I'm exhausted this morning. Shawn was still spiking a 101/102 fever until late last night. He's keeping things down now, though, so fingers crossed. :crossed: I promise I'll be a better 3FCer once I get a breather. The scale had pity on me and dropped me .4 to a new low. I can't believe the 180s are just around the corner. It keeps me going!

Pint--:hug: I'm glad you're still with us and hanging in there.

Lindsey--Ugh, sorry to hear about your back. Feel better soon!

Diana--When I was in Missouri, I stopped by Sephora and bought some lip gloss. :D I LOVE the color.

Jen--You're so close!! :carrot: Do you think you'll go early? On time? Late?

Ok, that's all I can think of off the top of my sleep-deprived head. Love you all! :hug:

LindseyLou
04-14-2011, 09:01 AM
Pint – I never can figure out what triggers my little off plan escapades either. :?: It sounds like you have a good plan of action that should produce success! :D

Jen – Thank you, I think it’s time to head to the docs it’s getting pretty bad. :(

Berry – That’s great you managed to do double time despite you being sick! I think a whoosh is in your future! :D Sorry to hear you slept poorly, hopefully you can have a relaxing day and sleep better tonight.

Burnzm - :welcome3: Random, but when I think of your username I think of “burn ‘zem calories.” :lol: Glad you found us! This is an excellent thread for accountability. You can post how many calories you ate and burned, you can tell us about your progress, questions, ups, downs, everything. We talk about it all! ;) Just jump right in and tell us what you’ve been doing this far! Like Diana shared, I am also a calorie counter and I throw in different exercise from biking to pilates to my new thing, tennis.

Sum – Well, they make everyone go thru a lot of hurdles, which is a good thing. Not everyone can do it. I have to complete these continuing education classes they have thru their company then they submit my background check and drug testing. I will start volunteering probably this month, interning maybe in May? I have to meet the director and since she’s the regional director she travels between 3 different offices, so she’s at this office 1-2 days per week so hopefully I can catch her soon.

Diana – Thank you! :D

AMKRC – You got a great workout in at the gym! I do agree, that is not nearly enough food my dear! The foods you ate would count as snacks for me. ;) It sounds like you have a good plan for today. Do you track the amount of calories you eat? There are a few sites I know of, I’ve used FitDay which is great. It breaks down the calories you ate into % of fat, carbs, protein, calculates your fiber as well.

Jo – That’s great! You’ll be to your ticker weight by the end of the week or this weekend for sure!!!! :carrot:

Elaine - :welcome3: You’ll love this thread!! :D

Shells – I’m sorry to hear about the lil’ guy, hope he’s well soon and you can get rested up!! :hug: That’s awesome about your new low! You’re knocking on the doors on the 180s! :D
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Down 0.4 this morning to a new low of 138! Woo hoo! :yay: Off to start working on my final paper some more! I hope y'all have a great day! :grouphug:

Prayers for Larry. :hug:

Andejean
04-14-2011, 09:03 AM
Good morning all! I hope Larry is doing well... the suspense is horrible!!!!!

Woke up this morning with a swollen eye again... I guess the 10 days of antibiotics really helped while I was on them, but they must not have cleared it all out... Ugh... Back to the doctor this morning. I called my gym buddy, and she has a nasty sinus thing too, so no gym today. If I feel okay I might do some wii fit. It's been a while since I've done that... I felt icky last night... now I know why.

Congrats to all of you on your good work! I know how hard it is, and we are all doing so great! I resisted the urge last night to purchase a fundraising candy bar... I think my will power is coming back!

Wishing you all an on-plan day!

Sum38
04-14-2011, 09:10 AM
I am off to a good start.

Shadow and I power walked early. I was at the trail by 7:40. Nice to have our 5 mile walk behind us. I may do another bike ride with son later on today. If weather holds. -- We have some awesome trails to ride.

Son, who is 14, got a job! I am so proud of him. He will be an umpire for machine pitch baseball, for the tiny kids :) Son LOVES money, and he is quite driven to earn it :lol:

I have a dermatology appt. today. I hate these annual check-ups. I try to get all my check ups done in April each year...before kiddies are out of school.

novelistabac
04-14-2011, 10:17 AM
Hi Everyone!

Finally nicer weather in NYC today. I'm using my birthday present for a wine and cheese tasting for 2 tonight in the East Village. It's my 29 point day so I should be good. Hopefully we'll get a nice romantic walk in :)

Well...funnily enough I got up this morning and weighed myself 183.2 AGAIN for the 5th day in a row. Then I thought maybe my scale was stuck or something. I took the batteries out, put them back in and then got on again. 181.6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lost almost 2 pounds in a minute. HAHA! That has to be a record!!

Last night was my weekly therapy session and I have been very angry all week. Angry at myself I should say. I think it's hard to realize all the problems that are embedded deep within us and I had 3 sort of epiphanies over the last week of how I was when I was young carrying through to how I behave now. I burst into tears for 5 minutes or so last night. It's really hard to handle sometimes. At least now I'm learning more about myself to hopefully break out of these patterns. UGH! Had to get that off my chest! !!

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Peacechick, burzm, and Elaine - HI AND WELCOME!!! :carrot::carrot:

Stacy - How did you sweat out 3 pounds??? WOW!! I need to take a workout lesson from you!!

Ande - Pineapple and coolwhip sounds so yummy. Glad it curbed your craving!!

Melissa - Glad to hear you got in a big workout!!

Sum - HOLY CRAP!! Walked 5 miles and THEN biked 6. YOU ARE MY HERO!!!

Jen - OMG! Why did you have to bring up chocolate donuts?? LOL! Now I want one...Stay away from 'em if you can...donuts are the worst food for you.

Pint - So happy to hear that you are back on track and have a weight loss buddy!

Lindsey - Happy to hear that your internship excites you. It's so great to do something you love and are passionate about!! And congrats on getting down to 138!!! WOO HOO!! :carrot::carrot:

Roadbiker - c25k is a running program for people who have never run before. It's a 9 week training that gets you in shape to run a 5k in 30 minutes. The weather has been hampering my running though. It's really fun.

AMKRC - Good luck with your workouts...use the trainer to get as much help and information as you can!!

Jo - Kudos for getting back into your routine. Sorry your kitty has to go to the vet :(

Shells - Hope your son feels better soon!!

GainingWeightInLa
04-14-2011, 11:29 AM
Ya'll, I feel really bad that I haven't had the time in FOREVER to do REAL personals. I do read what each of you post, though....you are EACH amazingly inspirational to me and I appreciate you all! This thread is almost like an addiction. Even when I'm bad, I may skip out for a few days because I don't wanna be accountable, but then I get to wondering about how everyone else is doing so I come back in to check on everyone and I just get sucked in by the inspiration you all give me and it totally gets me back on track! I may not do a lot of personals lately (hope to change that soon, if I can EVER slow down long enough), but I am here reading and soaking up the knowledge you all give!! :)

I am, however, worried to death about Larry. :( :( :( I know he's just had major heart surgery and we're probably the LAST thing on his mind right now, but I sure wish he could find a way to post just something for us so we'd know he's okay. Thinkin' about you a lot, Larry! Hope you're okay!! I'm with Jomatho.....my staying on track is in your honor until we hear from ya! Still prayin' for ya! :grouphug:

:welcome2: to all of our newbies! THIS is a GREAT thread....a wealth of knowledge, support and encouragement! You found a true gem when you stumbled into our little corner of cyberspace! These ladies and Larry are AWESOME!

I'm off to get some work done. :eek: :stress: :yikes: I have too much to do!!! :( Oh calgon, where are you? :lol:

Vixsin
04-14-2011, 11:39 AM
Larry - You are on my mind. I am with the gang to stay on track in your honor! Missing and praying for you, friend! :hug:

I am up 1.2 to 199.6. :tantrum:

Oh...TOM!!!! Thank you for sending your friends here before you named Cramps and Bloat. I'm sure they are very nice but I am not enjoying their stay. They happened to bring along one of their friends with them named, Mood Swing and WOW is SHE a B**CH!!!! TOM, you aren't even due to arrive until Sun or Mon. Why, THIS MONTH, do you need to torture me a week ahead of time?! Jerk...

So there I was this morning. Finally got more than 6 hrs of sleep. Got a full 7.5 last night. Woke up before my alarm feeling great! I come downstairs and weigh myself and promptly burst into tears. Full on tears streaming down my face. Suddenly everything was too hard. How in the world am I ever going to do this? Later on, Buddy decided he wanted to poop on the rug and I promptly burst into tears when I saw that too. GOOD LORD! LOL Suddenly there I was, right in the middle of the town square green in Crazy Town!!!

OMGoodness it was a sight! I haven't had a PMS moment like this in a very long time. LOL I've been super crampy all week. Today, if I don't cry instantly, I'd like to rip everyone's head clean off of their shoulders. Why, you ask? Simply because they are on the same planet. That's all. Just because.

A question for you guys too....does anyone have the Mirena? If so, did you get super mood swings from it or cramps?

Needless to say, I am VERY, VERY quiet in the office today. I need to keep my head down and just work. :) It is a nice partly sunny day today. I am not going to the gym, I am going to go home and put on my ipod and go for a nice walk outside. Nothing too strenuous, its more for the relaxation aspect than calorie burn today. I am also going to vacuum my living room rug so that I can do Bob's Yoga tonite.

My friend read an article yesterday that said women get hip pain when they are running if their core muscles aren't as developed as they should be so I have decided that I need to get back on the much, MUCH dreaded horse of Core work. My core needs some serious TLC.

I'm ok now as far as the mood goes. I'm just HUNGRY! I have been starving like a prisoner all week this week. (thanks for that too, TOM!!!) I haven't given in to any of the temptations around the office. I have stuck to my plan like glue because the extra hungriness has been bothering me. I have been doing my best to redirect myself. I am proud of how I have been doing. So good stuff. I think I'm going to eat my lunch early today.

So, you guys will forgive me if I'm more of a lurker for the next however long this b**chiness lasts and I can get back to feeling like myself again. thanks for understanding, gang! I need the love today!! :grouphug:

surfergirl2
04-14-2011, 11:55 AM
On track yesterday with 1970 calories. Weight was up to 150 this morning! That's ok...fluctuations of 1.5 pounds can be due to anything really.

Pint Sized Terror
04-14-2011, 11:56 AM
Still praying for Larry.

I resisted the urge to weigh again today. I really really want to avoid weighing every day. I find that when I weigh so often, I end up either saying, "YAY!! I lost weight! I can reward myself with food!" or "Darn it!! I gained! Where's the chips??"

Anyway, we had a PHENOMENAL workout today. We walked 3.5 miles, sprinting up all the hills WITH our strollers. We walked to and from the golf course from our houses, which is about an additional 1/4 mile. We did the whole thing in 45 minutes. Of course, by the time we got home, just shampooing my hair made my arms tired, LOL.

Time to run errands. bbl for personals!

GainingWeightInLa
04-14-2011, 12:21 PM
Vixsin, I'm REALLY hungry too!!! :( :( :( AND I'm not getting hardly anything done today. I just wanna go back home. My heart's just not in it today. Good thing I'm married to the "boss". :rofl:

berryblondeboys
04-14-2011, 12:33 PM
Oh vixen.... I'm so sorry hormones are messing with you. I was just thinking today that any who thinks we are intelligently designed doesn't look very critically. This whole female hormone thing doesn't seem very intelligent to me! Hugs to you. Enjoy your walk and the both of us cane loathe doing core strength together. I detest core work! Bleck....

K9Owner
04-14-2011, 01:07 PM
Hi everyone :wave:
I've had a very very HORRID night at work and now--I have been up 23 hrs! Insane, I know, but I am finding it hard to wind down this morning. I somehow managed to eat approx 1300 cals yest and the only veggies I had was Baked Lays and 4 Claussen pickles! I've GOT to do better than this! I'm such a grazer!!

But, when I work, I literally have to eat between seeing patients--YES! we are THAT busy--ALWAYS!! (not too mention, tremendously understaffed!! :mad:

I have to watch my water intake as well, b/c as u can imagine, I don't exactly have time to rush right to the potty when I want or need too!

Tomorrow is my BIG day!! I haven't eaten this well and kept a diary in yrs! I feel like I have lost, but the numbers don't lie! So, we shall c.

Tonight is BOOGIE TIME :dancer: and my instructor just emailed me and said she was adding a Friday class!!!! :woohoo: 4 days of Zumba with Bridget is like me in a local TCBY with a BOGO coupon!!!! :drool: I seriously love this obsession and she is like the Billy Blanks of Zumba--very bootcampish!!! :carrot:

I'm glad to hear successes from mostly everyone and as far as Larry is concerned...if his surgery is within the norm, he is recovering in a CVICU for a couple days and all he is really concerned with is breathing because it hurts too much to even do that! :( :grouphug: for u dear, :getwell: praying 4 u!!!

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

K9Owner
04-14-2011, 01:11 PM
K9 - Where in TN did you live? I'm in Clarksville. DH was in MS (Biloxi) for a bit in the Air Force...I visited probably about 4 years or so ago. MS is southern to me! ;)

Sorry I 4got to respond to this earlier--but Memphis. And I still work there :devil:

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

LindseyLou
04-14-2011, 02:15 PM
Well...funnily enough I got up this morning and weighed myself 183.2 AGAIN for the 5th day in a row. Then I thought maybe my scale was stuck or something. I took the batteries out, put them back in and then got on again. 181.6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lost almost 2 pounds in a minute. HAHA! That has to be a record!!

Lindsey - Happy to hear that your internship excites you. It's so great to do something you love and are passionate about!! And congrats on getting down to 138!!! WOO HOO!! :carrot::carrot:

That IS a record! :lol: Sometimes I have to recalibrate mine which is basically "zeroing" it out. Our apt is pretty small, particularly our bathroom so mine is in my linen closet so it gets bumped at stuff a lot. Congrats on 181.6!!!!!! :carrot:

Thank you, I'm SO excited for my internship! I almost cried yesterday!

GainingWeightInLa
04-14-2011, 02:44 PM
I wonder if taking out my batteries and putting them back in will net me 2 lbs? I gotta try that when I get home!! :rofl: novelista, everyone's gonna be changing their scale batteries this evening after work.....just because of you! :wink:

Sum38
04-14-2011, 03:11 PM
I have a question about blood pressure? Mine are usually 110/70 or 120/80. Today at doctors I was 144/100. That has never happened before.

Could blood pressure go up after exercise? I walked really fast and they took my pressure about 1 1/2 after my power walk.

stacygee
04-14-2011, 03:18 PM
I'll do personals later... I've got to run to the store and buy new batteries for my scale.

GainingWeightInLa
04-14-2011, 03:20 PM
sum, that's REALLY high! :( I take meds for mine.....it may be a new thing for you (let's hope NOT)....you need to take it atleast daily for the next week or two to see if there is a trend or if this was just a fluke....hope you don't need meds, but you might. If it's running high a lot and it's left untreated, it can lead to kidney failure and stroke (and other things....) Definitely keep a close eye on it! (I'm sure your dr. told you that, though). I'm not sure if exercise would do it or not, but I know walking is supposed to help lower it...not sure about a power walk, though? :shrug:

It's almost 2:30 p.m., I've had 440 calories today and I'm H-U-N-G-R-Y!!!! I changed my date for my second goal to May 1st (because I was running ahead of schedule). I have 4 lbs to go to get there and 2 1/2 weeks to do it in. I sure hope I make it!! It's amazing to me that I could be in onederland in the next 2 1/2 to 3 weeks......or sooner. Whodathunk? NOT ME!! :D Seems like, in this home stretch, it's taking FOREVER! I'm feeling kinda plateau-ish! Scales don't seem like they're moving as fast...or maybe I'm just anxious? It's surreal to me to even be this close, though. I seriously never thought I'd even see the numbers I'm seeing now again in my lifetime. :shrug: Oh onederland, please find me quickly!!!!

berryblondeboys
04-14-2011, 03:32 PM
Sum yes, blood pressure does go up with exercise and slowly comes down Thats why I didn't start exercising until mine were under control because even temporarily raising could have been dangerous for me. Your reading wouldn't seem abnormally high to me following rigorous exercise and your walking pace is rigorous!

novelistabac
04-14-2011, 03:34 PM
That IS a record! :lol: Sometimes I have to recalibrate mine which is basically "zeroing" it out. Our apt is pretty small, particularly our bathroom so mine is in my linen closet so it gets bumped at stuff a lot. Congrats on 181.6!!!!!! :carrot:

Thank you, I'm SO excited for my internship! I almost cried yesterday!


OMG!! Now that you mention it...I did clean on Sunday and moved it around and then never re-calibrated it. That's probably what it was. My Sunday weight over and over and over and over.

GEESH!!

LOL!!! False alarm people! I did NOT in fact lose 2 pounds in one minute. HAHAHAHA!!! :)

LoveManna
04-14-2011, 03:36 PM
Hope it's ok to just post here, I would love daily accountability! I've got a lot to lose but I'm down 16 pounds!

novelistabac
04-14-2011, 03:39 PM
sum, that's REALLY high! :( I take meds for mine.....it may be a new thing for you (let's hope NOT)....you need to take it atleast daily for the next week or two to see if there is a trend or if this was just a fluke....hope you don't need meds, but you might. If it's running high a lot and it's left untreated, it can lead to kidney failure and stroke (and other things....) Definitely keep a close eye on it! (I'm sure your dr. told you that, though). I'm not sure if exercise would do it or not, but I know walking is supposed to help lower it...not sure about a power walk, though? :shrug:

It's almost 2:30 p.m., I've had 440 calories today and I'm H-U-N-G-R-Y!!!! I changed my date for my second goal to May 1st (because I was running ahead of schedule). I have 4 lbs to go to get there and 2 1/2 weeks to do it in. I sure hope I make it!! It's amazing to me that I could be in onederland in the next 2 1/2 to 3 weeks......or sooner. Whodathunk? NOT ME!! :D Seems like, in this home stretch, it's taking FOREVER! I'm feeling kinda plateau-ish! Scales don't seem like they're moving as fast...or maybe I'm just anxious? It's surreal to me to even be this close, though. I seriously never thought I'd even see the numbers I'm seeing now again in my lifetime. :shrug: Oh onederland, please find me quickly!!!!

I don't think you are in a plateau. You are losing at a good rate. I am so amazed by your losses.

You'll see Onederland soon enough! DON'T WORRY!! :) :hug:

jomatho
04-14-2011, 04:21 PM
I have some time for personals, finally, but I am only going back as far as I can read on one page or remember :lol:

Pint, I think you have got your groove on now! Your plan sounds awesome and it is so great to have someone to be accountable to! My DH is supposed to be getting healthy with me, but he is gone so much I feel like I don't have that right now. I always have you guys though :D.

Lindsey, WW frozen yogurt bars sound so yummy! I will have to look for those!

Roadbiker, sounds like you had quite a ride with all those men! Oh, that sounds dirty, doesn't it? :rofl: I can barely keep up with DH, his legs are so much bigger and stronger than mine, but I do my best!

Berry, you are a trooper, working out when you are sick. I haven't been sick in a long time (knock on wood), but I used to use that as an excuse to not workout. Not sure how I would handle things now. I guess it depends on how bad you feel.

Sum, I am amazed at how fast you walk! If I went for a walk with you, I would have to run next to you!!! I get up near 4.0mph and it is just easier for me to jog than walk. How do you do it?

Shells, glad you had a nice trip and hope your son is feeling better. Woohoo on getting so close to the 180's! I can't wait til I am a little closer!

Gaining, I know exactly how you feel, when you get so close to Onderland and you just want it so bad you can taste it! You will be there in no time, your weight loss has been soooooo consistent. Keep up the good work.

Novel, :lol: about the scale batteries! I thought my scale was stuck once, I got the same reading many times over. It was excruciating! I don't even want to say the number out loud again, don't want to jinx myself!

K9, it is hard to stay on plan when you are that busy at work. And to have to limit your water because of bathroom breaks sucks too. Good luck with your weigh in!

Surfergirl, you are so calm about weight fluctuations! We all need to take a lesson from you!

Vixsin, you had me lol about TOM! Seriously! I think it is so funny because we have all been there! Hang in there, he will be gone soon and take all his friends with him!

Stacy, I think you asked a little while back, my favorite or memorable part about my trip. Favorite was definately the cabana boys :D. Every half hour or so, they would offer a treat or a service. One time, they would have a frozen fruit smoothie, about the size of a shot glass. Next, they would offer to "help you with your sunglasses" which they would clean them. Next they would offer an ice cold washcloth to wipe your brow, neck, hands, whatever. Next they would offer a little frozen cappacino. Another time they would have a bottle of evian mist to cool you down. I was amazed, I could definately get used to five star hotels! The most memorable was a 2 hour guided jet ski tour. It is so beautiful there and we really enjoyed that. Everyone is so friendly and accomodating!

Diana3271, You are doing so well! I love how you lose weight so "naturally" :D

Andejean, that darn eye infection won't go away will it? Do you wear contacts? Weird that it is all swollen. I bet it is annoying.

All the new people to this thread, :welcome:
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Okay, add me to the hungry club today! I have to go log my calories to see how much room I have for dinner and see if a snack will fit in. I got in a great workout this morning, treadmill again. Just felt like running. At first, I was warming up with a walk and actually started breaking out into a sweat already, I was wondering if it was hot in the basement or if I may be getting sick or something, I never sweat until I start running. Then I realized I left my treadmill on a medium incline from my walk yesterday! Glad I figured that out, I would have been doggin' it during my run :lol:
Made a new soup recipe today, sweet potato and lentil. I had bought "eating clean" magazine prior to my trip and remembered it when I read about it in another thread. The recipe was from the march issue, it is soooo good, but I only had one cup because I haven't figured out calories for it yet and don't want to be surprised. Most of the ingredients are low cal except for coconut milk, so I need to plug it in before I eat any more. I also made up some turkey burger patties for the freezer, and am about to bake a chicken for dinner tonight. Feels good to be cooking my own food again and eating clean! I need to next get some portioned out meals into the freezer, those are a life saver in my world.
Off to log and figure out my calories for today! Catch ya later if I have a chance. I am in a good mood today! :D

jendiet
04-14-2011, 04:51 PM
pint, don't focus on the failure, you are back, get right back in there and do it. great job on sprinting uphill with stroller! that is a a major workout.

Ande, sorry about your eye. i hope you get some healing for it. i also pray for you concerning how much that mooch drained out of you. the big thing is to forgive him and move on.

k9 have fun boogieing. sounds like so much fun. i love dance.

novel, i would weigh again if the scale did that. but regardless you are going back down my dear. Also, yeah we go through alot that shapes us, but i firmly believe God uses everything including the bad for our good. Just hang in there and realize you are not alone. That is one of the prettiest songs. it is by Meredith Andrews.

here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FXLo3aCkuQ

La, i am worried about Larry too. you know as a nurse what can happen, so you are probably more dialed into that....but just trust he is in God's capable hands...all we can do is pray.

vixsin mood swings get me too, they are not as bad with my pregnancy though..which is wierd...just longer lasting. i hope you get some peace.

surfergirl, that is what fluctuation means...up and down. good job staying on track.


biker wow, i agree you need to rest those are signs, your body is fatigued. yeah i know bmi doesn't count towards pregnancy gain, but at 180 lbs prepregnant my bmi said i was obese....i thought i looked pretty dang good. 4 lbs in a month is super awesome!

elaine, you just stopped, but YOU DIDN'T GAIN it back. kudos to you. sometimes that is what your body demands before weight loss continues.

berry, hoping for that whoosh. i sleep like crap so much now, that i have to take naps during the day.

amkrc, eating that way is considered very low calorie...you can do that for a while as long as your stores allow. you should not go into starvation mode in the short term. i would bump up my calories day to day to trick your metabolism though...i'm not going to tell you that you need more food...calorie cycling is a very good strategy.

hi burnzm, i think of burn zem calories too!

jomatho, i used to have a little program on my ipod...it would yell at me for not eating enough and having too much of a deficit...when i consistently had a high deficit weight loss would slow...but when i had alternating days of high deficit low deficit, weight loss was good.

sum, i powerwalk too. i do it with any walking i have to do in order to get decent exercise. of course i huff and puff now as if i am a cow...but i require more o2. My classmates get scared, but i tell them it is ok. i'm fine. I also try to powerwalk the stairs...which is really hard with a belly and a book bag. i don't feel like labor is immeninent. i just think my hormones are starting to screw around on me. Which i don't need to go in now, want to get through school and then have baby.

shells, hope that little guy is feeling much better. praying for his fever to go completely down and him get better. pretty sure they WILL have to go in there and get him. i'm not allowed to go late or be induced.

Diana, hope you are having a good on plan day.

afm: heartburn is killing me. prevacid isn't working now.... went to bed at 11 pm, fought reflux and aspiration until 12 am. finally fell asleep. little man beat the crap out of my innards at 0230. felt like he had 15 legs. Had a crazy dream about running from the nurses prepping me for my c-section. dreamt that i ran away from them and found some Jim Bean and got really drunk...then went back and got yelled at....WOKE UP FOR REAL with a migraine...had bad indigestion...and then finally fell back to sleep somewhere in the 0300-0400 woke up again at 5:30...then waited til the alarm went off...Oh sleep where are you?

not really hungry. i messed up and had a mocha frappe. And i'm SUFFERING big time. i managed to get 6 chicken nuggets and some water down.

food has been

breakfast milk shake, some nuts
a bite of a hot dog, and a hamburger
mocha frappe
6 chicken nuggets.

i don't really care if i get another meal. i just want the heart burn to stop!

still
04-14-2011, 05:38 PM
I'm bummed out. Still 175. And I've been doing everything right! Eating within calories, eating mostly on plan, drinking liters of water a day, exercising at least 30 min a day (with maybe one down day in there), doing my strength exercises, etc.

I want to see a drop, darn it!

Back later for actual personals, but still thinking about Larry. I really hope he can somehow feel all the positive vibes we're sending his way!

GainingWeightInLa
04-14-2011, 06:23 PM
still, I was thinkin' earlier, speakin' of the scales not moving, that maybe I'm gonna have to get movin' more since I've lost 30 lbs now......maybe that's why the scales seem to be slowin down. So far, I've exercised some, but not doing a regimented routine....just more of my normal day to day stuff, only MORE! :) So maybe you need to mix up what you're doing to get things moving?

I'm also thinking I may not be eating enough calories.....I did this for a whole week once before (In February, I think)....I didn't eat enough calories and the scales literally halted! That seems to be happening now. Livestrong.com is telling me I need to be eating 1098 calories/day to meet my goal (2 lb/week).....when I went by livestrong.com before and decreased my calories to what it told me to, that's when scales halted. I'm just gonna have to move more to burn up what I eat......1098 is TOO, TOO low......like, effecting normal bodily functions. :lol: I want 2 lbs gone this week.....I did 1.2 week before last and 1.6 this past week. I need another 2 pounder week! :D THAT would feel like progress!!! lol

Okay, I'm gonna try to talk hubby into crawfish for supper.....better get started on that now! :) :) :)

Sum38
04-14-2011, 07:07 PM
Ladies and Larry,

I am exercised to death. I walked this am for 5 miles, and biked tonight 11 miles. I did some trails (thanks Road :))...and it is freaking HARD!!!

Jo I have this speed walk thing going...I swing my hips :lol: I really do...My friends won't walk with me anymore, they say I frustrate them. Husband is just about to jog, he says he can barely keep up. My dog is the only one :) -- My ex neighbor used to jog next to me. -- I hit personal record yesterday 4.8 mph. Today I "only" averaged 4.7 mph :) I am soaked afterwards, even in winter.

LindseyLou
04-14-2011, 07:15 PM
I am up 1.2 to 199.6. :tantrum:

Oh...TOM!!!! Thank you for sending your friends here before you named Cramps and Bloat. I'm sure they are very nice but I am not enjoying their stay. They happened to bring along one of their friends with them named, Mood Swing and WOW is SHE a B**CH!!!! TOM, you aren't even due to arrive until Sun or Mon. Why, THIS MONTH, do you need to torture me a week ahead of time?! Jerk...

So there I was this morning. Finally got more than 6 hrs of sleep. Got a full 7.5 last night. Woke up before my alarm feeling great! I come downstairs and weigh myself and promptly burst into tears. Full on tears streaming down my face. Suddenly everything was too hard. How in the world am I ever going to do this? Later on, Buddy decided he wanted to poop on the rug and I promptly burst into tears when I saw that too. GOOD LORD! LOL Suddenly there I was, right in the middle of the town square green in Crazy Town!!!

OMGoodness it was a sight! I haven't had a PMS moment like this in a very long time. LOL I've been super crampy all week. Today, if I don't cry instantly, I'd like to rip everyone's head clean off of their shoulders. Why, you ask? Simply because they are on the same planet. That's all. Just because.

A question for you guys too....does anyone have the Mirena? If so, did you get super mood swings from it or cramps?

Jeez TOM is giving you all kinda of troubles, eh? He's on his way here too...ugh! I get like that sometimes, everything makes me want to cry. I get frustrated really easily...super moody.

I was interested in Mirena, so I'm curious to know what responses you get.

Maybe you need one of those pills that makes it so TOM visits every 3 months! I'm down with that. :lol:

LindseyLou
04-14-2011, 07:21 PM
OMG!! Now that you mention it...I did clean on Sunday and moved it around and then never re-calibrated it. That's probably what it was. My Sunday weight over and over and over and over.

GEESH!!

LOL!!! False alarm people! I did NOT in fact lose 2 pounds in one minute. HAHAHAHA!!! :)

No, you probably did. Sometimes when mine gets moved I'll weigh in way higher than I normally do, like a few pounds. So, it probably needed recalibrating after you're cleaning and you really are 181! :D

still
04-14-2011, 07:24 PM
Diana (LA)- you may be right. Usually I go to the gym about 4 times a week for about an hour each. I spend the majority of that time doing cardio- mainly the elliptical and the arc trainer thing. I try to vary my intensity through either incline or resistance, but maybe I need to switch it up even more- do some more intervals on the treadmill, or row, or something. I'll try that out over the next week and see.

The other thing I started this week was free weights, not the weight machines, so I might be losing fat but not seeing a drop on the scale because of muscle. I've been doing squats with a plain 45 pound bar, which has been amazing for my legs, but probably not the greatest for weight loss?? I dunno.

Also, I know my thyroid is dying and at some point, my weight loss will stall and I might even start gaining for a bit. I need to be prepared for that. I just didn't really think it would be/want it to be this soon.

I definitely think Livestrong is steering you wrong as far as calories go. If I were you I would try eating between 1200-1300 good calories a day and see what hapens. I'd be willing to bet you'd see faster weight loss. I think Livestrong is starving you. My daily calorie tracker tried to do the same to me, but I won't go below 1200. :)

Sum- holy cannelloni! What an active day! I'm impressed!

Jen- Man, I hope your heartburn gets better soon! Actually, I just hope your day gets better overall! Thinking of you!

Sum38
04-14-2011, 07:36 PM
Still, do you take synthroid? I am on 200mg.

LindseyLou
04-14-2011, 07:36 PM
Pint – Awesome workout!!! :carrot:

K9 – Wow 23 hours! :tired: Zumba sounds fun!!! Memphis - how cool!

Sum – You’re on fire today with the workouts!! :cb:

Still – Keep at it. I think you’ll be seeing a whoosh in your near future! :D

Larry – I hope you're well. :goodvibes
______________________
Well today was a productive day...and yes, add me to the hungry club too! I got my final paper about 1/2 way done and managed to spend roughly 3 hours completing the hospice courses I am required to do before I start volunteering and my internship. As corny as it may sound, I think I found my calling. I think at some point I'd like to do some patient care duties! Learning about hospice and spirituality care was so interesting and moving! I'm sold. :D

Here's my check in for today...

B – FO honey clusters w/1% milk, banana 300
S – yogurt 120
L – Shepherd’s Pie 400
S – WW frozen yogurt bar 60
D – Three-cheese chicken penne 400
S – WW frozen yogurt bar 60 (yes two today!)
1340
2 mile walk (-140 calories), 20 minutes JM's 30 DS (-104 calories)

Andejean
04-14-2011, 07:44 PM
Hi gang - writing this from bed... I got my prescrip for antibiotics, took some, had major car issues on a trip to attempt to pass emissions, got home, now I'm in bed with a fever and chills. My sweetie forced me to take a hot hot shower, and now I'm a little warmer, but still chilled... does that make sense? I am wandering aimless on the net with a kitty by my side, while sweetie went to get chinese...

I hope we hear from Larry soon! Keep me updated... you are my entertainment... well you, and reruns of two and a half men...

berryblondeboys
04-14-2011, 08:06 PM
Today is whipping my butt. I would love to hold TTOM hostage to keep her away from all of you. Today is day 2 - the worst. I slept horribly. Spent half the day at the auto service and I'm just wiped out. Ride the bike to and fro Henry's school and took a quick walk around the lake, but that's all I have in me tonight. Tomorrow I have to do a whirlwind cleaning of the house as family is coming in town. Like all 2850 square feet of the house and it REALLLLLY needs it - vacuuming, dusting, picking up crap. That will be my exercise tomorrow and I'll have quite the workout. Only thing I have going on tomorrow otherwise is my son's occupational therapy.

stacygee
04-14-2011, 08:28 PM
Jo- Thanks for telling me more about your trip. Sounds wonderful! Wish I could have a "cabana boy"!

Too much happened with everyone for me to catch up on personals... but I did read every post.

I am changing my ticker back up. I think by now I should have leveled off from the 5K- so I am not sure why I am up but I am definately 182. POOP! I don't change it too often. Double POOP!

Diana3271
04-14-2011, 09:12 PM
I'm not going to be able to do personals tonight. I need to get to bed early (probably won't happen though), because I need to get up an hour earlier tomorrow morning.

LoveManna Hi and Welcome! :wave:

Jomatho I need a Cabana boy, too. :lol:

Total Approx 1440 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (365 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Handful of spinach
2% Reduced Fat Cheese 40 calories
high fiber English muffin 100 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Earth Grains Thin Bun 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 Calories
Mustard/Lettuce 25 Calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (700 Calories)
Zuppa Toscana Soup 170 Calories
Venetian Apricot chicken w/vegetables 380 calories
1 bite of DH's spaghetti w/meatball 100 calories :?:
1 bite of breadstick 50 calories

Exercise:
Peak 10 Cardio Interval Burn

LindseyLou
04-14-2011, 09:18 PM
Hope it's ok to just post here, I would love daily accountability! I've got a lot to lose but I'm down 16 pounds!

:welcome3: Congrats on your loss thus far! :D

burnzm
04-14-2011, 09:53 PM
Wow! this is a very busy forum! It is nice to know that everybody here is helping everybody. You guys keep encouraging everyone to hit the goals. what is the most common program that you use here?

Diana3271
04-14-2011, 10:16 PM
Wow! this is a very busy forum! It is nice to know that everybody here is helping everybody. You guys keep encouraging everyone to hit the goals. what is the most common program that you use here?

Hi :wave: I count calories and watch carbs.

roadbikerchick
04-14-2011, 10:20 PM
Roadbiker, sounds like you had quite a ride with all those men! Oh, that sounds dirty, doesn't it? :rofl: :D

Hahaha :rofl: :o

Diana3271
04-14-2011, 10:21 PM
I'm still up! I was suppose to go to bed early! :( I am going to bed now!

I hope we hear something from Larry soon.

That's the scary thing about online buddies. You may not hear from someone and you don't know if something is wrong. I have seen spouses make a post to update. That's a very good idea. My DH wouldn't have a clue as to where to post, etc.

Shells I forgot to ask about your lip gloss. Which brand/color did you get?

roadbikerchick
04-14-2011, 10:51 PM
Hi everyone :D

It's late, but I've gotta post these personals before I go to bed!

Jomatho: hey, that trip weight is almost all off already! :woohoo: Ditto to Diana3271 on the cabana boy! Maybe we could start a cabana boy club. …:devil:

Elaine: :welcome3:

LindseyLou: They’re lucky to have you at the hospice, and I’m happy for you that you’re enjoying it. :hug: A new bike for a birthday gift…not bad, not bad.:D I just ordered a new bike yesterday. It’s supposed to be in the bike shop in seven to ten days. Way to go on the new low! :carrot:

Shells: Oh, I hope the little one gets better soon. :getwell: Get some rest. Lots of time for personals then.

Andejean: hope you feel better soon! :getwell:

Novel: I’m taking the batteries out of my scale tonight! :lol: :rofl: Congrats on the new low! :carrot: I used to run a lot; that’s how I got back into fitness. I enjoyed it and still so some, maybe once or twice a week. :D

Vixsin: Sorry to hear that TOM has rained on your parade. :hug: I used to tell dh when I got it that it was like someone shot a great big vial of ugly into my viens. You’ve still managed to stay on plan. Way to go! :woohoo: Don’t go away, though, we’re here to support you. :hug:

K9: that Zumba class sounds like a blast!:D I wish my gym had it.

Sum: I hope the high bp is not a trend for you. :hug: You’re a machine with the workouts! Way to go! :carrot:
StacyGee: :rofl: Do you have your batteries yet? ;)
DianaLA: Onederland is so close! Here’s some willpower dust to get you there :dust: And, yes, 1000 or so calories a day seems extremely low! :?: I always have to adjust those calorie recommendations upwards.

LoveManna: :welcome3: Of course it’s okay to post! You’ll love it here.;)

Still: hang in there. The scale will move. :goodscale: In the meantime, you’re doing so many good things for your health. Some people really retain a lot of water when they start weight training, or change their routine, but that fluid weight will come off eventually, and you’ll have beautiful shapely muscles to show for it. :lol:

Jendiet: Sorry to hear about the heartburn. :getwell:

Berry: Hope you get that house done. I’ll be cleaning along with you.:p

Burnzm: We all choose whatever plan works best for us. I count calories, and eat really healthy choices – fruits and veggies, adequate calcium intake, etc. The nice thing about this forum is that the accountability is what you make it. :D

And, having said that, I’m going to call it a night. It’s been so busy today, that I didn’t get a chance to tally my calories, but I’m slightly hungry now – a sign that I didn’t go over – and I did a 30 minute run. I read the posts tonight because I want to get updated on everybody, especially Larry.

Praying for you, Larry! :hug:

Good night, all!:D

K9Owner
04-14-2011, 11:08 PM
PERSONALS

Andejean: When I was approached by a co-worker selling those sinful bars, I paid it forward! I asked her which one was her fave. When she told me, I gave her $1, picked up the bar and handed it to her, and said, “MMMMMM, you’re gonna love this later!” Course, the fact that I am not that big on :chockiss: helps :lol:

Vix: Oh My Gosh!!! I c TOM’s cRAVEN bird flew the coop and stopped off at your house to crash the party… DARN PESKY BIRD!!! :devil: I feel your pain, torture, cravings, and insanity!!! Feel Better Soon!!! Goody’s Cool Orange, Midol, and a relaxing bath in Village Naturals Foaming Bath Oil or Salts for Aches and Pains may help—it does 4 me! :hug:

Pint: WTG :woohoo:

Sum: Agree with Diana about your BP. I’m not sure the stat on what it is immediately after a workout, but 1.5 hrs before or after a workout @ 144/100 is something serious for a non-hypertensive person. I would defo recommend checking it daily for the next week or so if you can. They have cuffs all over the place these days (Walgreens/Walmart/etc).

Diana, LA: You’re such an inspiration to me! :cheer2: ? 4 u, when you enter all of your food into Livestrong and u get say 1200 cals, then exercise and burn 250 cals, thereby reducing the cals to 1150—do u eat 50 more cals that day to = 1200 for the day? I just really started using MFP and after I enter my food, then the exercise, the cals drop for the total overall day—sometimes well below the 1500 of what I should eat. I think this may be the reason why I have been 160 for 4 weeks! GRRRR :mad:

Jomatho: I would love to have that soup recipe if you don’t mind sharing it :)
I LOVE great days!! Good job!

JenDiet: My thoughts and prayers are with you this evening! When my sis was preggo, she drank Gavascon like it was Diet Coke! She bought it by the case, I think! What a horrific nightmare!! Lord Jesus, Shine Your never-ending mercy and grace upon our friend and this precious unborn child and my rest find her ever so soon! :hug:

:wave: to everyone else!

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

K9Owner
04-14-2011, 11:23 PM
As for myself, I managed to get 5 hrs of sleep after the 23 hr overnighter :woohoo: I arose just in time to get dressed and drive to :dancer: ZUMBA!!
Bridget, the :drill: sergeant :kickbutt: in a GOOD way. I have to find a suitable cal tracker soon, but I'm quite certain I burned approx 500-750 cals in an hour. My heartrate was 150 bpm most of the time!! :cp:

I also had a great eating day. I still have to find something else to eat (and I'm FULL) b/c the cals just aren't adding up--even b4 Zumba!

So, when I got back home--my NEW SCALE had arrived!!! :carrot: :carrot:
It's very sleek! I have always detested the digital scale, b/c I questioned it's validity.
I like the manual one from the MD's office that you can move the slider on the top! :lol:
However, I think it will allow me to c my progress with a little more precision. I will feel wretched if I hop on it tomorrow a.m. and it reads 160!!!
:goodscale: PLEASE BE NICE TO ME!!!

Pint Sized Terror
04-14-2011, 11:50 PM
Ugh. Today was totally hit and miss.

Hit: I got in that awesome workout, found out some family is coming for Easter, my house is still clean 3 days after I went all spring cleaning on it (must be a record!), I stuck to plan (mostly), did my grocery lists for Easter, talked to my cousin for a good hour, had a delicious lunch with my friend.

Miss: I over ate at dinner, had a fight earlier with hubby about our plans for our anniversary of all things, then another fight later that left me in tears. Urg. tmi alert... but it has gotten to the point that I am practically begging him for physical attention, and I feel like he uses it like a weapon. One little thing, and he doesn't want anything to do with me. It's sooooooooo flippin' frustrating. I'm getting tired of begging him to come sit next to me, or to sleep in the same bed as me, and I'm tired of always hearing excuses, getting turned down or him suddenly getting pissed and "calling off" intimacy. He tells me he wants to, but as far as actually doing it... let's just say it doesn't happen nearly as often as I would like. :o Tonight, he got offended because I asked him if we were going to... yanno, while we were messing around. I was trying to be coy, but he got upset and literally walked off and sat down on the other side of the room and started watching TV. Then stupid me, I said, "PLEASE! Come back over here and we can do it!!" :dizzy: (hey, I was desperate) He told me he doesn't like being told what to do. He said he's totally out of the mood and isn't going to have sex with someone who's "mean". Needless to say, I was upset. I actually went to bed and cried, then told him how hurt i was. We ended up fighting. I say again... urg.

Tomorrow is The Trail again. This time there are 2 other women who are going to walk/sprint it with us. I've been so spent from he walks that I think i need to start taking my vitamins every day instead of whenever I remember, LOL

Also, I'm totally going to change the batteries in my scale. HAHAHAHA

burnzm
04-15-2011, 12:06 AM
Hello!
i'd like to account my diet here as well. I'd like to account my exercise and the food I intake.

K9Owner
04-15-2011, 12:48 AM
(Copied Material: The Weight Loss Management Resource Page, Amy Blackshire)


Exercise is NOT a choice....
:exercise: .....so, let's just ENJOY it!! :exercise:
Last week I finally set everything more appealing aside and did my dishes and laundry that I had been putting off all week due to a busy schedule with work, exercise,
and odds and in tasks. I persevered until the tasks were complete, and felt so relieved when they were finished. I felt as though I would never have to do dishes
or laundry again, I was finished. Now, four days later I realize that once again, there are dishes in the sink and laundry to put away. Then it dawned on me– these
necessary tasks are continuous, and will never be complete, so maybe I should acknowledge this on the front end and try to tune in to anything that I may
:belly: enjoy about the tasks to make things easier on me in the future and to keep a tidy home.

Just as washing dishes and doing laundry isn’t really a choice that I have to make, neither is exercise. :listen: In fact, exercise is necessary for our
well-being, and for our success in caring for our families. What are we communicating to our loved ones and ourselves when we put exercise on the back burner?

Are we saying, “My life isn’t important enough for me to change into my tennis shoes and go to the gym for 3 hours per week (3/168 hours in one week = 1.7% of my time).
Of course, we are not consciously thinking about these things when we decide that going home and lying on the couch under a blanket is more appealing than stopping by the gym after work. :workout:

Those are natural thoughts that we all have. But is it far off when we really think about it? We know that healthy individuals should get some kind of exercise on
most days of the week (ideally 300-minutes per week), whether it be at the gym or maybe just taking a 30-min speed walk around the neighborhood or our local mall.
We want to be healthy....
:cheer2: so let’s just do it and enjoy it! :cheer3:

But what if we haven’t found enjoyment in exercise yet? Maybe the answer is to acknowledge on the front end that exercise is in fact *NECESSARY* and help
ourselves out by sucking it up and agreeing to tune in to any positive feelings that may arise within us as a result of physical activity. :swim:

Studies show that individuals who enjoy something about exercise whether it be the stress relief, the challenge of pushing past one’s comfort zone, or maybe the
delayed results that it produces such as a nice figure, are healthier than those who do not, :yes: because if they enjoy exercise they are more likely to do it continuously. :yes:
I realized that doing dishes and folding laundry is a nice time for me to relax my mind and reflect on my day. Now let us see what we can find in exercising!

I am in no way affiliated with this company, group, or website, but the encouragement is FABULAIRE! :

TGIF! :woohoo:

((soon 2b ticker)) HA :D

burnzm
04-15-2011, 01:11 AM
I Totally agree with you K9.

It is just a matter of acknowledgment.
Thank you for your thoughts. That is just what I needed to hear. I've been pyching myself to exercise for the past weeks, but keep on putting it off. I just need to acknowledge that and feel happy doing it.

Maybe I can start with my house chores. I'll put on a sweat by cleaning the house. LOL!

Good for you that you find a peace of mind in your chores. I think I have to channel my innerself to think that exercise is not a choice but a treat to our body :)

Diana3271
04-15-2011, 05:47 AM
Good Morning :wave: and TGIF! :yay: :dance:

I didn't get enough sleep last night. I think I got about 5 hours at the most. The idiot across the street also woke me up in the middle of the night revving his truck. :mad: They have only been living there a couple of weeks. I think he goes to work at 4 in the morning or something like that. I need to figure something out with that. I have a noise machine that I use at night. I might have to turn it on high from now on.

The scale is still messing with me from the grilled chicken msg/sodium fiasco earlier in the week. I'm at 151.8. I had a bounce overnight, but I know that is from the lack of sleep.

berryblondeboys
04-15-2011, 07:14 AM
Good morning all! Life is chugging along. I saw a bump on the scale today, but I know it's TTOM related or cold related, so I'm OK with it. Plus, it's a small bump. Up .2. Right now my head is draining from the cold crap. After my little one goes to school, I'm off to clean allllll day so we don't have to clean tomorrow and can just work on figuring out feeding 10 people for 2 days and figuring out sleeping arrangements, etc.

Pint we have similar problems with intimacy stuff in this house. My libido is way higher than DHs and it's really frustrating, but also, if I'm being all pissy and not very nice to him, or if he feels we're not in a good place, his interest in sex is ZERO. Your husband could be the same. You guys have been arguing and having difficulties - that may mean he's just not interested and the pushing is making things worse. But, I know from my own experience that the longer we go without it, the crankier I get.

In my case I used to think it was weight related, but it's not. He just has a weird libido because if i'm thick or thin, it's the same. He calls the shots with the sex life 150% and our roles are completely reversed in that He wants it 'maybe' 0nce or twice a month and I could go anywhere any time. It's frustrating because sometimes it's better and it gives me hope... and then for no reason, we have another dry spell. If I ever try to bring it up in the kindest, nicest way, he tenses up and gets upset and won't admit maybe he just has a low libido. (He had this problem in the relationship before me too, so it's not just me). I don't get it because when we do connect, we have a very satisfying sexual relationship... but we don't connect very often. Actually, I know that's what partly stopped me from losing weight 12 years ago. I thought for sure the problem was that I was overweight and at first when I was dropping weight I got more attention, but as it went along, the same patterns. He wasn't interested and then I got a bit depressed when I began to realize the problem wasn't my weight and that this problem would continue. So.. I get it, believe me. My only advice is to be nicer at other times and he's more likely to be interested - and to not push or beg.

roadbikerchick
04-15-2011, 08:19 AM
Hi everyone :wave::coffee: and TGIF!!!
I didn’t realize just how tired I was, but last night after supper, I fell asleep on the couch for two hours! I wanted it to be just 15 minutes. I went to bed at about 11:00, and I actually got a full eight hours. It feels wonderful!!:D:D

It’s my day off, it’s sunny but cold, and it feels just wonderful to have a whole day where I get to choose what I want to do. :cb: Except I have to clean. :mad:

Scale was the same this morning. That’s okay. :)

Diana3271: too bad about the lack of sleep. :hug: Some people just don’t get that others don’t love the sound of their motors!!! Wishing you lots of ZZZZs this weekend. :faint:

Berry and Pint: That intimacy stuff is so hard. :(:hug: There was a short time in my 30s when my libido was higher than dh’s, and I remember what an ego blow it was when he’d turn me down. It felt like a judgment on me – “I’m not attractive enough,” “He’s mad at me,” etc, etc. Now I’m at the other end of the libido range, especially since menopause, and things are completely different. When I turn dh down, it has nothing to do with his attractiveness. He’s been thin and he’s been heavy since we’ve been married, and that doesn’t matter to me. When I turn him down, it has everything to do with my energy level. I tire easily and he’s the energizer bunny – not just sexually, but in every way. I wish I had a higher libido!! Rest assured, though, that for those of us who are more low-key, it can be really hard to – gulp – get the groove on, :o and it’s possible that it has nothing to do with our partners.

Here's hoping that we all get lucky this weekend :s::lol:

jomatho
04-15-2011, 08:44 AM
Good morning and I second that TGIF!
What a busy week we have had, and I think I am still a little jet lagged or in vacation mode or something. Back to reality. I too, have to get my house cleaned today. Was cleaned before vacation, but the kids were in and out while I was gone due to the grandparents living next door, so it wasn't as clean as I would have liked it when I got home. I have ignored it this week while I caught up on laundry, shopping, cooking and errands, but it is time to clean!!!!!
Down a smidge on the scale to 197 even today, I'll take it. I had a nightmare last night that I got on the scale and was up 6 pounds and I was trying to figure out what I did wrong, it was very upsetting! I was relieved to weigh in this morning and see that 197!
Yesterday, calories came in at 1560, but I could have eaten much, much more. I was h-un-gr-y. Calorie burn came in at 3063, so my deficit is still a little high. Still wonder if I should be eating more?!?!? I think I will give it a few weeks at 1500ish to see what happens. If I keep changing things constantly, I won't know what is working and what isn't. And just when I think I have it figured out, my body will change, and I will have to tweak things again, I'm sure :dizzy:
Today's plan: Shorter formal workout today, probably elliptical and maybe some walking because I have an hour or two of housecleaning to do. Calories will be 1500ish again, menu to be determined, mostly leftovers, but may grill up some turkey burgers on sandwich thins for dinner.
Here's that soup recipe, I really enjoyed it and will be having more for lunch today! It makes about 7 cups and comes in at a whopping 256 calories per cup, but I guessed on how many sweet potatoes I put in and mistakenly bought regular coconut milk, not light, so I am sure the calories will be lower next time. But it is so good for you, I figure they are worthwhile calories!

Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup: (copied from March issue Clean Eating)
Serves 4-6
In a heavy pot on medium heat, warm 3 TBSP peanut oil. Add 1 chopped yellow onion and saute until golden, about 5-7 minutes. Add 2 minced cloves garlic, 2 tsp minced fresh ginger, 1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme, 1 dried chile pepper (crumbled), 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin, 2 tsp. ground coriander, 1/2 tsp ground cardamom, pinch of cinnamon and 1/2 to 1 tsp. sea salt; Stir 1-2 minutes. Add 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks, 1 1/2 cups cooked lentils (red or brown) and 4 cups water or low-sodium vegetable broth. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Puree mixture, return to pot and stir in 1 cup light coconut milk.
personal note: I used dried ginger and thyme and used cayenne pepper in place of the chile pepper. Also, I didn't have cardamom, so I skipped it. It was still delish. I used my immersion blender to puree, but next time I will use my regular blender to get it smoother. This is my first time using lentils and I love them! They are so easy to boil up, I will probably be adding them to many other soups and not necessarily blend them, I like them whole too. I made too many since they grow in size like rice does, so I just froze the rest in a freezer bag, I hope they keep alright.
Gotta get my butt in gear and get some things done, back later. . .
Oh, and I second us all getting lucky this weekend :D, I am going through DH withdrawal this week after last week ;)!!!

LindseyLou
04-15-2011, 08:55 AM
Road – A new bike! Woo hoo! :D Mine is pitiful…I do need a new one. I just realized with your new low this week you hit the 50 pound mark! :bravo:

K9 – I’m impressed that despite your long night at work, lack of sleep of all places you went to Zumba! WOW! :high: I like the post about exercise!

Pint - :hug: I'm sorry you had a rough night.
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New low of 137.8! And with TOM on his way...I doubt it will stick. Dang TOM! :nono: It's a rainy, crap morning here...yay. Homework and laundry, here I come! :lol:

Have a great day everyone! :grouphug: Thinking of you Larry! :hug:

GainingWeightInLa
04-15-2011, 09:31 AM
k9owner, no, I don't even add in my exercise because my exercise doesn't usually consist of "formal exercise." It's usually housecleaning, shopping, etc. I try to base how many calories I'm going to eat for supper on how active I've been during the day. If I've been fairly active, then I can allow myself to go to 1200 or 1300, but if I haven't been active much that day, then I'll usually try to hold close to what livestrong tells me. Until this week, that seems to have worked for me fairly well.....but the scales are certainly STUCK now. They're not even dropping tenths of a lb.....which is unusual for me. It seems to me that for those of us who have been over 200, when we get close to the 200 lb mark, things seem to stall for a period of time. I guess our bodies know something major is up?

I had a major breakthrough last night. My husband knows my weight for the first time EVER since I've known him (I've known him since 6th grade! lol) I finally broke down and told him. I made him guess at it first and he guessed 20 lbs lighter than I actually am. He said it was an honest guess. I believed him. I told him my highest weight ever (260 lbs)....he was astonished....but proud of me that I'm not there anymore. It's actually kinda liberating that he knows.....he now officially knows EVERYTHING about me. lol

Yesterday I held my calories right at 1200.....still no move on the scales. :( :( :( I'm gettin' kinda frustrated. BUT I feel like I'm still losing inches. Maybe it all balances out?

All this talk about sex drives and gettin' lucky this weekend has made me chuckle!! :rofl: Sounds like we're all hoping for GREAT weekends!!! :D My dh and I have been trying to pencil some time in for that for about a week now....we're just so darn busy and by the time we get the kids in the bed, we fall in bed ourselves. Although I must say we're enjoying "things" a lot more now that we've both lost some weight. Maybe I'm kinda weird, but it's almost like trying something "new" now that we've both lost some weight.....sorry if TMI. :D When you've been married 17 years, trying something new is kinda exciting!!! :D :D :D

Okay, gotta get ready for work. Have a GREAT, on target day everyone!!

Sum38
04-15-2011, 09:32 AM
Morning,

Weight at 153lbs :( I hate, hate and HATE losing the same pounds over and over again.

-- It is a girl's night out tonight, I told everyone I will be the driver; no temptation to have wine. I am having shakes for bfast and lunch; the restaurant we are going to has amazing seafood. Hopefully calories will stay at a decent range.

Tomorrow son has two baseball games, and daughter has her musical that I am attending to.

Sunday we are seeing the musical called Mamma Mia, and then I have to head back up north to meet up some contractors...

I have a busy, busy weekend :) Hopefully I can get my walks in (and bike rides :)).

I bought a great bike two years ago. It has nice shocks and disk brakes etc. -- High school has mountain biking club and I think DD and I will join it. They ride 1 -2 times per week. Nice mom-daughter activity.

My exercise is fab...my eating is not :( I wish I could staple my mouth shut at times :lol:

Everyone have a fab day :)

novelistabac
04-15-2011, 09:35 AM
Good Morning Everyone!

I am d r a g g i n g today. Had such a lovely date last night!! Got a little tipsy hehe. I know I did waste some points on wine but it was worth it and I was only up .4 on the scale. That could also be sodium from dinner.

I feel so exhausted today and the boots I was wearing last night gave me a blister on the bottom of my foot. I'm a little concerned that it will hamper my running today. EEK !!! I have to do it!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

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Jen - I get really bad heartburn sometimes!! It is so awful. I hope you feel better today!

Still - I know it's frustrating, but you will see a drop soon.

Sum - WOW! You are an exercise maniac. I'm so impressed!!

Lindsey - Glad you are sold on your career choice!! So happy for you! And congrats on the new low! So close to goal now lady!

Ande - I hope you are feeling better today!

Stacy - Oh no! I'm sorry you are back to 182. Don't worry, you'll get back down!

Roadbiker - HAHA!!! Did taking your batteries out give you a new low!!??

K9 - Hope your new scale gives you some good numbers this morning!

Pint - So sorry to hear about your fight. Hope you get it worked out. :hug:

Diana - I didn't get enough sleep either...can barely move myself along today...ugh...

berryblondeboys
04-15-2011, 11:25 AM
I'm cleaning and picking up for family coming in this weekend. You know what? it's much easier to do when you weigh 34 lbs less and get regular exercise! Plus, a bigger house is easier to keep clean as everything has a home and things don't get as much in disarray. More square footage to vacuum, but less of the pick up stuff which is really the most time consuming.

GainingWeightInLa
04-15-2011, 11:41 AM
berryblondeboys, the house we just moved OUT of had a lot of square footage. We moved to a much smaller house (out of choice) and had to get rid of a LOT of stuff. I've definitely noticed that it took a lot more time to mess up the bigger house, but it takes a lot less time to clean the smaller one. :D Seems like I have more time now? Maybe just psychological? lol I definitely got more exercise in the bigger house.....which maybe part of my scale stall? :shrug: Hopefully DH is moving the weight bench into the house (has been in the garage since we moved in a month ago) so I can start working out......gotta do something about the FLAB/SKIN hanging from my arms....it's making me have to buy larger sized shirts just to accommodate the tops of my arms. :mad: Now THAT'S frustrating! :eek:

Had crackers for breakfast....180 calories.
Probably a healthy choice for lunch......280-ish calories.
Don't know what for supper yet. I'm fighting hunger today though. :( That's never good.

Back to work I go. :D

surfergirl2
04-15-2011, 11:44 AM
Sum--seafood restaurants are great for us dieters! You feel like you're indulging because it's something expensive, but it's so low calorie (as long as you're not getting the butter-laden, sauce-laden, or fried stuff).

Berry--you sound pretty positive about having to clean the house...sometimes it's really fun exercise! I work up a sweat just Swiffering the floor, and plus i get a clean floor out of it.

Yesterday i came in at 1950 calories. Good news is that i'm getting used to this way of eating...i no longer feel like i'm constantly hungry or counting the minutes until my next meal. Bad news is my weight is up to 150.5! Between those two things, i almost wonder if i'm forgetting to track some of my calories. I'm pretty vigilant about writing down every single thing though. I think it's just normal fluctuations. I'm not going to reduce my calories because i've been exercising a lot...i'm sure i'm burning close to 3000 calories a day.

L R K
04-15-2011, 11:56 AM
Hi Ladies & Larry ( praying for you my dear friend, hope to hear from you soon :hug: )

So tireddddd this morning... bad back pain last night that woke me up at 2am and I didn't get back to sleep after taking pain meds afterwards soooo was still wide awake when my alarm went off at 7:30. I did get to work but I think I will leave soon, sitting down is definitely not helping right now.

You'll have to excuse my lack of personals and my really quick drop in, drop outs. The last few weeks have been very rough on me. Back pain keeps coming back, going from muscle pain to spinal pain in a never-ending cycle of pain, and I have been out sick for a few of those days too.

Honestly, eating has been absolutely awful... all carby filled... and I definitely haven't been getting in enough water - I am dreading getting back on my scale because I know the numbers I am going to see are going to hurt me... soooo I am going to try and get back on track for a full 2 weeks or so before I even attempt to weigh... perhaps I will pull out and put my batteries back in my scale too, lose a couple of instant lbs .... :D

Sooo I am excited for the weekend! My wedding dress has finally arrived and my first fitting is on Sunday afternoon! Yay! Can't wait to see it again but also a little anxious, hoping is looks the same as I remembered.

Here is my plan for the day Fri 4/15/2011

B - 2 slices multi-grain toast w/ peanut butter + 1 banana + 1 cup choc. almond milk

L - 6-inch veggie sub from Subway, taking it home and adding soy cheese, veggie bologna and veganaise + bag of Salth & Vinegar Miss Vicky's + Coke

D - Not sure yet, going ou. Maybe Indian food

Drinking: 1 morning coffee + try to get in 2L water

Have a good weekend ladies & Larry :wave:

Sum38
04-15-2011, 12:03 PM
MIL attacks again :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

I will not eat
I will not eat
I will not eat
I will not eat
I will not eat

I had to stop here to keep myself away from the fridge :D:D:D

berryblondeboys
04-15-2011, 12:04 PM
Diana in LA - Well, if you got rid of a lot of stuff, of course it will be easier to clean. You haven't had time to clutter up the new house yet.

I think we were just way too crowded in our town house and it had NO storage. So, anything you got out was a chore to put back away as it was probably stacked in a closet behind other boxes and such. Not so now. I'm about done with the tidying part. Now it's time to break out the vacuum.

jendiet
04-15-2011, 12:25 PM
pint, honey, that kind of behavior ticks me off, but it is a guys psyche. all men pretty much operate in that way. One thing you have to remember is that they LOVE THE CHASE. Which is why they can get wandering eyes. They see something they know they can't have or shouldn't have--and automatic fixation. i would back off with the needy behavior. Have you ever taken a shower with a vibrating head? Oh yeah that takes care of it nicely! You can handle some of that sexual tension yourself. When you are so desperate it is a turn off...Next, make sure you feed him and clean the house. What really turns my SO on is when i cook him dinner. Especially his favorite foods.

The big thing is NOT to act needy. Go about your house in something feminine but not outright --come get me. paint your nails, put on something good smelling... . Take care of yourself first, then take care of his needs. His response to you acting coy being a turn off tells me he likes to be in control. Drop the whole thing, act like you don't care if he sleeps in the same bed as you. Act like you are an empowered woman. If you start feeling sexual tension...go shower! i mean it.

also there could be an issue he is not discussing with you like he might have a hard time doing it....but don't try to find that out. Let him chase you.

k9, very insightful. i do alot of juggling. I might be tired and need a nap, and i'll forgo doing laundry, then, my son might be done with his homework and its time to spend time with him, and i have to forgo doing dishes...to spend time with him...just like i might want to sleep, but i have to study...so i'm constantly making decisions of what to leave in and what to leave out...my house doesn't stay perfectly clean all the time, but i think at the time i'm making the right decisions. With all that on my plate, it is SO HARD to figure in a walk...or something. So i try to get some NEAT in which is exercise wtih normal activities. you remind me...sometimes that is not enough...and a 15 minute walk would really be beneficial if i would just do it.

lindey, a new bike might be a good reward!

La, So has a very nice body, like the statue of david. Yet he tells me how much he loves my cuddly squishy body. it drives me mad. Cuz i think he's just lying to me....but when he cuddles me he really seems to mean it...i still will NOT let him look at the scale. He is a wonderful 150 lbs of muscle...and i am 220 lbs. That really freaks me out...i admire that you could show him the scale...i'm not showing SO the scale any time soon. he sees me posting and i'm sure he's seen my ticker...but NOT the scale.

sum, i do the same dance in the 180s. just focus on your healthy life style and not so much the scale, and that weight will drop more!

novel, owww, running with a blister sounds a little overboard could you maybe do a powerwalk?

berry, i had a friend that used to hire me to clean his house...it was so small, it was a constant battle. he moved into a bigger house, and his house is so spotless. We don't have nearly as much space and now we are adding a baby...it worries me, i really hate a messy house, but i'm constantly fighting the same battles-i think i need to get rid of stuff, but then i look around and there is nothing to get rid of????? i'm not a packrat, my momma was, and i can't stand that kind of living...i'm the type of person i like maybe 5 items in a room...and i like to hear the echo. terrible huh? But, my house is still cluttered.

surfer girl, continue tracking those calories and watching your weight, if your weight keeps going up, you might need to tweak a little bit.

Lauren, it sounds like you are trying to comfort yourself with carbs, because of the pain. i am sorry you are in so much pain, that sucks. good plan for now!

afm: i haven't eat yet, and feeling a little sicky from it...i'm so scared of heartburn, i have a few things to do with the garden, i am going to be doing mostly gardening/studying my spring break...i hope i can get it done. almost 37 weeks now...the good thing is i don't have many body aches...

i need to do laundry, but it's too hot...i need to get up early...or do it later tonight..they are calling for rain, and it's finally cloudy, but still too hot. i'm going to fertilize, and go put some snapdragons in the ground and maybe weed, after i eat.

Vixsin
04-15-2011, 12:41 PM
Hi All!

I stole a few free minutes at work so I thought I'd do some personals. :)

Roadbiker: Enjoy your day off! even if there has to be cleaning done. Atleast it's sunny!

Jo: that soup sounds amazing!!!

Linds: Congrats on your new low!!!!

Diana(LA): congrats on your breakthrough. I can relate. I have been telling people how much I weigh now when they ask. I have NEVER told people what I weigh. Good deal!!

Sum: Enjoy Mamma Mia! I know people that saw it in NYC. They said it was amazing! I'd love to see it. Maxwell and I both can quote the movie and he knows every word to every song. It's adorable.

Novel: Glad date night was a raging success!

Berry: Great job on that cleaning.

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As for me....I am down .4 to 199.2. TOM showed up yesterday. I was so happy to see him. After the mood swings and cramps, I'll be even happier to see him GO! I'm hoping he will take a couple of pounds with him.

I have been 90% on plan. Even with the snack attacks at night. Luckily, I don't have stuff in my house that will cause too much damage. My go to food when I feel bingey or snacky is mini marshmallows. So I am TRYING to stay confident. I know I am going to stick to my plan like glue this weekend in hopes that a whoosh will come soon.

Diana3271
04-15-2011, 03:30 PM
I cannot tell you how glad I am that the weekend is here! :carrot:

Berry It sounds like you are going to be super busy this weekend. Good luck with everythng!

Roadbikerchick Thanks for the positive wishes about the sleep! I hope you were able to do something fun to do today after the cleaning. ;)

Jomatho Congrats on the 197.

Lindsey Congrats on the new low!

Diana(LA) My DH knows how much I weigh now, but previously he did not.

Sum Enjoy your girls night out at the seafood restaurant. It sounds like you are going to be busy. Enjoy your weekend.

Novelista I'm glad that you enjoyed your evening. Hopefully, we both can get some sleep this weekend.

Surfergirl It could be a regular fluctuation. Give it some time and analyze from there.

Lauren :hug: I sure wish things would get better for you and your back. I hope your dress is everything you remembered and dreamed it to be.

Jen Your temps must be a little warmer than ours. I think we are in the low 70's right now. They are calling for some bad storms tomorrow. Hopefully things won't get too rough.

Vixsin Congrats on the .4! Have a great, on plan weekend!

jendiet
04-15-2011, 04:05 PM
golly, i am mad...after all that hard work...i forgot to tighten the winch to the cover, and the friggin thing fell in the pool. that was alot of hard work, then i had to figure out how to rig the big vacuum hose up to the pool...and it kept sucking air, i finally figured out how to prime it after a few hours! so mad. so much i wanted to get done. not too mention i am hungry...so now i'm going to eat and pray i don't get heartburn...and then go back out there before it rains...

i got NOTHING done...except the flipping pool. grrr.

surfergirl2
04-15-2011, 04:14 PM
I'm beginning to think i'm retaining water from exercise. I've been doing intervals/sprints this week, which i haven't done in a long time. I feel some water retention in my legs.

GainingWeightInLa
04-15-2011, 04:58 PM
I hope I don't binge this weekend. I just found out that my daughter is probably going to be held back (Kindergarten) this year. :( :( :( Her attention span is practically nonexistent.....I know this is the best thing for her, but it makes me really sad and upset. She's very witty and is NOT dumb at all....she just doesn't concentrate for very long periods of time, therefore she hasn't been able to catch on to everything that they've taught this year. I'm really hating her birth parents right now....we've had her since birth, but for 3 days (after she was born) she lay in the nursery (not knowing I was right outside looking in at her the entire time) with very little interaction from the nurses at the hospital....to this day, she is always afraid that we're going to leave her, I believe because she lay there all alone for those three days (I stood outside the nursery window and cried for 3 days straight because I couldn't hold my baby!). I know she doesn't have any real memory of that, but I know it did something to her.....and I think it also made her terribly insecure....plus, birth mother has A.D.D.. I'm just so terribly frustrated right now...guess I'm just looking for someone to blame and they seem to fit who I want to blame. Anyone have some words of comfort or experience to share? I'm all ears! :(

Andejean
04-15-2011, 05:48 PM
DianaLA, As a student going into teaching, all I can do is assure you that this IS the best thing for her. Some children, especially those who endured undo stress such as those first three days simply take a little longer to mature and develop. There are two who will be held back in the 4k classroom I'm in this semester. You are absolutely right, you're daughter is not dumb, she just might need a little time to catch up developmentally. It is shown that students who are held back do better if it's done in Kindergarten. After 3rd grade, it can be very bad socially and emotionally. In kindergarten, they actually bloom the second year. Good luck to your daughter, she will make her mommy very proud!