100 lb. Club - No Fooling the Scale in April - Daily Weighing Thread pt2

04-15-2011, 01:38 PM
March 31:160.6

6:160.0 (af)

04-15-2011, 01:41 PM
March 31: 219.8 (8.2 loss in March)

1: 219.4
3: 224.5
4: 225.2
5: 225
6: 225.4
7: 225.8
8: 227.8
11: 226.8
12: 225.8
13: 225.2
14: 226 (TOM)
15: 224.2 - halfway through the month with a 5 lb gain - oh joy!
17: 225
18: 224.4
19: 223.4
20: 223.2
21: 224.4 (had homemade french fries last night)
27: 225

04-15-2011, 01:49 PM
March 31st weight: 252.8

1: 250.6 (-2.2)
2: (shabbat, no weigh in) 40 min walk @ park, 15 min bike
3: 252.2 (+1.6) TOM
4: 250.8 (-1.4) TOM 30 min bike
5: 250.8 TOM 30 min ex. bike
6: 250.8 TOM 20 min walk @ park, 30 min ex. bike approx. 1350 cal
7: 248.8 (-2.0) 45 min bike approx. 1100 cal
8: 248.8
9: (shabbat, no weigh in) 50 min bike, 1hr walk
10: 248 (-0.8)
11: 248
12: 247 (-1.0) 45 min yard work approx. 1100 cal
13: 247
14: 247 (why won't the scale move!?! Ov. time)
15: 245 (-2.0) approx. 1220 cal)
16: (shabbat, no weigh in)
17: (forgot to weigh)
18: 245
19: (Pesach, no weigh in)
20: 245
21: 242.6 (-2.4)
22: 241.2 (-1.4)
23: (shabbat, no weigh in)
24: 242.6 (+1.4)
25: (Pesach, no weigh in)
26: 239.6 (-3.0)
27: 239.6
28: 238.6 TOM
29: 238.6 TOM
30: 238.6TOM

My goal is to lose 10lbs this month.

04-15-2011, 01:51 PM
May 01, 2010 Weigh in: 229.0
May 31, 2010 Weigh in: 222.8
Total loss for the month of May, 2010: 6.2 pounds

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 01, 2011: Weigh In: 152.4
April 30, 2011: Weigh In: 147.6
Total Loss For April, 2011: 4.8 pounds


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

30: Weigh In: 151.4 Calories for the day: 1420 (TTOM)
31: Weigh In: 152.4 Calories for the day: 1490 (TTOM)
01: Weigh In: 152.4 Calories for the day: 1440 (TTOM)
02: Weigh In: 152.6 Calories for the day: 1515 (TTOM)
03: Weigh In: 153.0 Calories for the day: 1415 (TTOM)
04: Weigh In: 151.8 Calories for the day: 1440 (TTOM)
05: Weigh In: 151.8 Calories for the day: 1490 (TTOM)
06: Weigh In: 151.6 Calories for the day: 1470
07: Weigh In: 151.6 Calories for the day: 1440
08: Weigh In: 151.2 Calories for the day: 1440
09: Weigh In: 150.8 Calories for the day: 1575
10: Weigh In: 150.6 Calories for the day: 1365
11: Weigh In: 150.0 Calories for the day: 1440 (High sodium/MSG meal)
12: Weigh In: 151.4 Calories for the day: 1440
13: Weigh In: 151.8 Calories for the day: 1450
14: Weigh In: 151.4 Calories for the day: 1440
15: Weigh In: 151.8 Calories for the day: 1440
16: Weigh In: 150.8 Calories for the day: 1595
17: Weigh In: 150.8 Calories for the day: 1325
18: Weigh In: 149.4 Calories for the day: 1440
19: Weigh In: 148.8 Calories for the day: 1400
20: Weigh In: 148.0 Calories for the day: 1440 (High Sodium)
21: Weigh In: 148.4 Calories for the day: 1440 (TTOM)
22: Weigh In: 149.2 Calories for the day: 1440 (TTOM)
23: Weigh In: 148.0 Calories for the day: 1605 (TTOM)
24: Weigh In: 148.2 DID NOT COUNT - EASTER (TTOM)
25: Weigh In: 149.2 Calories for the day: 1390 (TTOM)
26: Weigh In: 150.0 Calories for the day: 1440 (TTOM)
27: Weigh In: 148.8 Calories for the day: 1440 (TTOM)
28: Weigh In: 148.2 Calories for the day: 1440
29: Weigh In: 148.8 Calories for the day: 1440
30: Weigh In: 147.6 Calories for the day: 1565

04-15-2011, 01:51 PM
New thread, new start.
Been slacking on my daily WI but Im not at all surprised by that.

31 - 168
01 - 167.2

14 - 167.0

19 - 167.0
20 - 165.8
21 - 165.0
22 - 164.6

TOTAL = -3.4

04-15-2011, 01:53 PM
I second that new start Coon! Fasting for a week with potato filled dinners really did a number on me this time around. Took a whole week of being on plan to get back on track. So new thread, new start for me as well.

04-15-2011, 01:54 PM
March: 170.4


04-15-2011, 02:04 PM
Hi Friends! It's been a loooooong time since I posted with you guys. I'd like to jump back in for some daily accountability. I lost 13.2 lbs for March. Going for another 10 in April and want to start exercising at least 3x a week.

March 31st - 264.8

2:263.6 (-1.2)
3:262.8 (-.8)
4:263.2 (+.4)
5:262.8 (-.4)
6:262.2 (-.6)
7:261.8 (-.4)
8:261.4 (-.4)
9:261.2 (-.2)
10:260.8 (-.4)
11:261.4 (+.6)
12:260.4 (-1.0)
13:260.4 (0)
14:260.0 (-.4)
15:259.4 (-.6)
16:258.6 (-.8)
17:258.2 (-.4)
18:258.2 (0)
19:257.6 (-.6)
20:257.6 (0)
21:257.2 (-.4)
22:256.6 (-.6)
23:255.8 (-.8)
24:254.6 (-1.2)
25:255.8 (+1.2)
26:255.8 (0)
27:255.4 (-.4)
28:255.2 (-.2)
29:254.8 (-.4)
30:254.2 (-.6)

Arctic Mama
04-15-2011, 02:17 PM
I'm doing so much better right now, I thank God for helping me over the hump I was stuck on! Still taking it one choice at a time.

Weight on March 31: 199.8

1: 201.4
2: 202.6
3: -----
4: 203.6
5: 202.2
6: 201.8
7: -----
8: 199.6 - TOM
9: 199.0
10: 202.0
11: 198.8 - still TOM, my ticker is telling the truth again!
12: 198.0
13: 197.0
14: 196.2
15: 196.8
16: 195.8
17: 196.2
18: 195.2
19: 195.8
20: 194.8
21: 194.4
22: 194.4
23: 196.2 - pigged out at a ladies craft night last night!
24: ------
25: 200.2 - damn you, Easter ham! Too salty...
26: 197.8
27: 198.0
28: 197.2

04-15-2011, 02:20 PM
I'm down .6 to 180 even. That's half of the crazy no reason for it bounce. I am getting really tired of being around this 180 point. The good news is they found some funding somewhere to pay our teacher for 1 day each week, so we will have her there on Wednesdays until June when we can go back to 3 days.

Eclipse - Starbucks does that to me too. I don't have starbucks anymore.

Vixsin - I am sorry that TOM is being such a PITA to you.

JamiSue - Way to get it done girl! Stick with it.

Paradise - You're in the middle of a big life change, so try not to take anything that the scale says to you right now too badly.

love2b - Happy late birthday. I hope you had an awesome day.

Aimee - I'd contact police anyway. Maybe seeing police come out to take a report would scare the kids enough. Congrats on the whoosh!

Off to get ready to go see about this jury duty thing. I hope everyone is having a fabulous Friday!

Bulletproof Heart
04-15-2011, 02:31 PM
March 31st-271.8

04-15-2011, 02:33 PM
Hoping for goal in April!

1: 139.6
2: 138.6
3: 138.8
4: 139.8
5: 139.2
6: 140.0
7: 139.2
8: 140.0
9: 138.8
10: 140.2 blah! haha
11: 140.2
12: 139.8
13: 140.2
14: traveling, no weigh in
15: 139.8
16: 140.2
17: 140.0
18: 139.6
19: 139.2
20: 138.8
21: 139.6 blah
22: 140.2
23: 138.4
24: 139.0
25: 138.4
26: 138.6
27: 136.6
28: 138.0
29: 138.0
30: 135.8 woo end with a whoosh!! :)

04-15-2011, 02:46 PM
My goal for the month is to lose 9 pounds and get down to 220

15:226 I was hoping to be at 225 today. TOM! Aaarrrggghhhh!

04-15-2011, 03:19 PM
K...I very nearly collapsed this morning. :dizzy: Let me start this by saying that I've met all my non-scale goals this week. I worked out everyday (and twice on Thursday), stayed within my calories and drank my water. I was rewarded with a -5.6 on the scale for my weekly weigh-in this morning.

I definitely don't expect this kind of loss every week but it's so fantastic to see the fruits of my labor. Wow! Talk about a WHOOSH! I'm on :cloud9: right now! I even surpassed my first milestone of 5% lost (277.8)! CANNOT wait to get my ticker and signature block privileges!

March - 284.8

01: 282.7 (-2.1)
08: 281.6 (-1.1) -3.2
15: 276.0 (-5.6) -8.8 (Total lost -16.4)

04-15-2011, 03:28 PM
keep on fighting! :sumo:


04-15-2011, 03:35 PM
:wave: Everybody Up .6 to 192.0 and happy it wasn't 1 lb :carrot: ah..fluctuations :dizzy: cause i was 100% on plan.

Wow JamieSue,5.6 :yay: great job!! :)

04-15-2011, 03:45 PM
I ended March higher than I started at 252.6 My husband had surgery , and I have not been keeping track like I should the past few weeks.

Goal for April is to lose 8 lbs. I have never weighed in daily, so I am hoping it will help keep me on track.

1: 251.8
2: 251.8
3: 250.4
4: 250.4
5: 250.4
6: 248.2
7: 247
8: 245.8
9: 247.2
10: 247.2 TOM
11: 247.2 TOM
12: 246.6 TOM
13: 245 TOM
14: 245 TOM
15: 245
16: 246.6
17: 248.2 sodium OVERLOAD!!!
18: 248.2
19: 248.2
20: 248.2
21: 244.8
22: 244
23: 244

04-15-2011, 03:59 PM
Hope everyone is having a FANTASTIC FRIDAY! I am holding on to 245 for day #3. TOM is finally outa here.

Diana Hope you can get more sleeep tonight. Sure you'll be down tomorrow.

Coon and Kukkie Good luck on the rest of the month! I'm sure you ladies will do great!

Fit Girly Girl Congrats on the .6!

FitKristi You have done AMAZING for any length of time, much less a year. CONGRATULATIONS!

Ona It's all about the net loss right, and yours is always going up while that weight is going DOWN!

Aimee Nice TOM whoosh!

JamieSue AWESOME 5.6 WOW!

To everyone else, have a GREAT weekend!

04-15-2011, 04:01 PM
I was down .2 lbs, even though I was up super early to go to a doctors appointment.

04-15-2011, 04:39 PM
hello everyone :)

saw a bump of .6 on the scale this morning. BOO... up to 282.4. was hoping to be at 281, but such is life. TOM's coming in a few days, so it could be that, or the fact that i didn't get as much water as i typically do yesterday. either way, down by 2.4 for the week.

everyone have a good day!

04-15-2011, 04:50 PM
31: 168.5.....(0).........18 Mile Run............................................... ..............2200 calories in
01: 167.0.....(-1.5)........1Mile Run,1 mile walk,5min bike,pilates/abs... ....1400 calories in
02: 166.0.....(-1.0).....10 Mile Run............................................... ..............3100 calories in
03: 168.5.....(+2.5).....Rest Day............................................... .................1400 calories in
04: 169.0.....(+.5)......5.5 Mile Run............................................... .............1600 calories in
05: 167.0.....(-2.0).......4 Mile Run, Nautilus.......................................... .....1600 calories in
06: 165.5.....(-1.5).......4 Mile Run, Nautilus.......................................... ......2300 calories in
07: 167.0.....(+1.5)......2 Mile Run, Spin Class, Nautilus.................................1750 calories in
08: 166.0....(-1.0)........Rest Day............................................... ...............2200 calories in
09: 168.0....(+2.0)........11 Mile Run............................................... ...........2700 calorie in
10: 168.5.....(+.5)........Sick...Lot of sodium/soup/comfort foods ...............No calorie counting
11: 171.5....(+3.0).......5 Mile run............................................... ..............1200 calories in
12: 170.5....(-1.0).......5.5 Mile run/Pilates/abs..........................................1175 calories in
13: 169.0....(-1.5).......5.5 Mile Run/Abs............................................... .....1200 calories in
14: 164.0....(-5.0).......SWOOSH! Thank You!8miles on elliptical/abs/1milerun...1280 calories in
15: 163.5....(-.5)........15 Mile Run............................................... ..(TOM)..1900 calories in
16: 163.5....(0)...........4 Mile Run/20 min Elliptical/strength trainin.......(TOM)...1500 calories in
17: 165.0....(+1.5).......REST Day............................................... ...(TOM)...1250 calories in
18: 163.0....(-2.0).......6.5 Mile Run/Abs..........................................(TOM) ..1200 calories in
19: 163.0....(0)...........3.5 Mile Run/Abs............................................... ......1800 calories in
20: 162.5....(-.5)........5.5 Mile Run/Abs............................................... .......1800 calories in
21: 163.0....(+.5)........Rest Day............................................... .................2900 calories in
22: 165.0....(+2.0)......20 Mile Run............................................... ..............2600 calories in
23: 166.0....(+1.0)......2 Mile run, 15min elliptical, Nautillus, Injury...............2200 calories in
24: 167.0...(+1.0)........Rest Day-HAPPY EASTER.........................................240 0 calories in
25: 168.5...(+1.5)........2 mile run, 15 min ellptical, Nautillus...Injury.............1350 calories in
26: 166.5...(-2.0).........Spin/Pilates/Injury............................................ ..1350 calories in
27: 165.5...(-1.0).........30min elliptical/Injury............................................ 1100 calories in
28: 162.5...(-3.0).........4 mile run!!!!!!......................................... .............1400 calories in
29: 161.5...(-1.0).........5 mile run!!!!!!......................................... ............1800 calories in
30: 160.5...(-1.0).........Rest Day...Ready for Race Day tmrw!......................1200 calories in

04-15-2011, 04:51 PM
Got back on track and shedded lots of water weight and Now I'm no longer OVERWEIGHT~! I was at 163.5lbs this morning. Still a few more lbs to Goal (159) Would love to be 155lbs by the time Marathon Comes May 29th!! and Moving forward to lose more and get more fit!

Thanks for all the support Ladies xoxo

04-15-2011, 05:34 PM
I'm in...my April goal is is just 9 lbs by Easter, so 237 (new goal)
BOLD=Official Weigh-in (Mondays)

March 31: 246.2

1: 245.4 (-.8) TTOM
2: 243.8 (-1.6)TTOM
3: (no weigh-in)
4: 243.4 (-.4)
5: 242.4 (-1.0)
6: 242.8 (+.4)
7: 242.2 (-.6)
8: 240.6 (-1.6)
9: 240.8 (+.2)
10: 240.6 (-.2)
11: 240.4 (-.2)
12: 239.4 (-1.0)
13: 239.4 (N.C)
14: 238.8 (-.6)
15: 238.8 (N.C)
16: 238.8 (N.C. ugh...)
17: 238.8 (N.C)
18: 240.4 (sodium overload last night, +1.6)
19: 239.8 (-.6)
20: 238.8 (-1.0)
21: 238.6 (-.2)
22: No weigh-in
23:No weigh-in
24:(CC Easter Goal is 237)Didn't make it! 238.6 (TTOM)
25:239.6 (+1) :devil: TTOM
26: 238.6 (-1) TTOM :devil:
27: 239.6 (+1)
28: N/A
30: 237.4 (-2.2)

04-15-2011, 06:53 PM
If you take pictures post some? :) Love seeing photos

I'll be happy to share anything new I take. If you want to see some of my older stuff, here is a link to my Flickr account. http://www.flickr.com/photos/girlyseb/ I need to pull out my camera and get to taking pictures again. Life has been too busy lately.

Bulletproof Heart
04-15-2011, 08:00 PM
I'll be happy to share anything new I take. If you want to see some of my older stuff, here is a link to my Flickr account. http://www.flickr.com/photos/girlyseb/ I need to pull out my camera and get to taking pictures again. Life has been too busy lately.

Oh wow your pictures are amazing :) how many mp is your camera? Also where did you take the ones of the sea animals? Really love them :)! And the flowers! haha never see pretty flowers like that round here! I cant wait till its may/summer and go to some nicer places to take pictures :lol:

04-15-2011, 08:55 PM
June-July 2010 - Lost 13 pounds
August 2010 - Lost 12 pounds
September 2010 - Lost 10 pounds
October 2010 - Lost 7 pounds
November 2010 - Lost 6 pounds
December 2010 - Gain 5.6 pounds
January 2011 - Lost 9 pounds
February 2011 - Lost 1.6 pounds
March 2011 - Lost 4.2 pounds & started running!
April 2011 - Lost 3.8 pounds

1: 217.8 (+1.6) TOM Calories: 1198
2: 218.2 (+.4) TOM Calories: 1825 Run/Walk Treadmill 5K
3: 218.8 (+.6) TOM Calories: 1353
4: 217.8 (-1) TOM Calories: 1429 Walk 1K
5: 216.4 (-1.4) Calories: 1065 Walk 1K
6: 216.2 (-.2) Calories: 1507 Walk 2k
7: 215.2 (-1) Calories: 1639
8: 215.8 (+.6) Calories: 1377
9: 216.2 (+.4) Calories: 510 (Did not eat enough to match exercise) Run/Walk 3K + Gardening/Yarkwork
10: 214.4 (-1.8) Calories: 1138 Spring Cleaning :)
11: 214.8 (+.4) Calories: 1402
12: 214.0 (-.8) Calories: 1091
13: 215.4 (+1.4) Calories: 1334
14: 216.0 (+.4) Calories: 1396
15: 214.8 (-1.2) Calories: 1367
16: 216.0 (+1.2) Calories: 1520
17: 217.0 (+1) Calories: 1239 3k Walk
18: 215.6 (-1.4) Calories: 1310
19: 214.6 (-.8) Calories: 1192 2.24k Walk/Run
20: 213.6 (-1) Calories: 1259 2k Walk/Run
21: 212.4 (-1.2) Calories: 1509
22: 214.0 (+1.6) Calories: 854 2k Walk
23: 211.8 (-2.2) Calories: 1565 4k Walk/Run
24: 212.8 (+.8) Calories: 1682 2k Walk
25: 214.2 (+1.4) Calories: 1298 2.5k Walk
26: 212.6 (-1.6) Calories: 1085 1k Walk
27: 213.6 (+1) TOM Calories: 854 2k Walk
28: 213.8 (+.2) TOM Calories: 1432
29: 212.6 (-1.2) TOM Calories: 1327 Exercise Walk 3k
30: 214.0 (+1.4) TOM Calories: tba Exercise tba

04-15-2011, 09:19 PM
Down 1.2 of my salsa weight :) sitting at 214.8...so I'm back at my attack on 213. My plan is to be there by Sunday.

Roxy -- I'm glad to hear things are looking up with your teacher!

Jamisue -- Congrats on your weigh in. :)

Mandy -- That's a great number for a week, I'd focus on that rather than todays small gain.

Twinmomma -- Congrats on your new status as a non-overweight person!! :bravo:

Rhonda -- Amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing :)

Aimee -- Thanks for the encouragement! :hug: I'm a little brighter today and some of the weight came off again, so that's a relief. I have been on track for calories --- I can take stalls, but gains while on plan just kill me. TOM drains me too...get lots of rest and drink as much water as you can stand. Enjoy the weekend off work, and congrats on your .9!

Diana -- Sorry about the gain :mad: stupid daily fluctuations. Maybe a good sleep will help.

Kukkie -- Now that's a whoosh! Congratulations!

Kristi -- Absolutely fabulous that you've done so well in a year!

Betrue -- Welcome back! Maybe just set a calorie target and shoot for that regularly -- consider it a success if you are +/- 100 calories? Planning helps me a lot...I like to eat less calories earlier in the day because I like to snack at night, so I save lots of room in my plan for the evening.

Vixsin -- Good job on the .4 :)

ilidawn -- Maybe your scale needs a new battery? I wouldn't worry if it's off by .5, my at home scale is about 6lbs different than my Dr.s scale, but at least you need it to be consistent.

04-16-2011, 01:01 AM
Morning :dizzy:
5am here - off SHOPPING !!!!Down 0.4 for an even 165, so dress goal on the button :) ee you after I have bought up all the stores in UK....teehee :rofl:

04-16-2011, 07:17 AM
Good Morning! :wave:

Star Have fun shopping!

Calories for yesterday: 1440 + :coffee:

Weigh In: 150.8

Down: 1 pound

04-16-2011, 09:19 AM
I'm up the 1.2 I lost yesterday. Still on plan for calories -- maybe I didn't get enough sleep last night, or enough water yesterday. I'll keep plugging away, although I have to say that I keep having why-bother type thoughts. So! I have to plan some changes...this week I'm going to increase my protein and fiber and reduce my fat and sodium. No specific numbers, just better than last week.

Non weight loss related - our baby finches have left the nest :) One of them doesn't even have feathers on it's head yet, so I think I might have to put it back in there, they are so delicate though, I'm afraid to pick him up! The cat is sizing them up like they are little bacon hors dourves, so must keep an eye on him today.

Diana -- Congrats on your loss today!

04-16-2011, 09:36 AM
Angie Thank you. I think the protein and fiber is a good idea. I have been trying to make sure I get enough protein, too. I just bought some more low sodium cottage cheese. I haven't had that in a while.

04-16-2011, 09:54 AM
Today I am up 1.2 to 181.2. I have no idea what is going on here.

04-16-2011, 11:10 AM
Down 0.3 to 198.2

Hubby and I are going on a double date with my best friend and her boyfriend tonight to celebrate. She's been studying to become an athletic therapist and today is her last grad school exam. She still needs to write the major certification exam in June, but I haven't seen her in months actually because she's been so focused on studying. Anyway, we're going to this Italian restaurant that I love but haven't been to in ages, which means pasta! Yum indeed, but that means throughout the day I'm going to have to chug mucho water and I'm going to have a nice big salad for lunch. I realize it's not quite a balanced day, but I don't have to have any carbs during the day because pasta means a lot of carbs. It's really gloomy and rainy here, which is making me not want to do anything, but I'm going to try and get in a serious workout today. I don't want to sabotage this downward trend I'm having so fingers crossed that I can keep it all in check today. Have a great day everyone!

04-16-2011, 11:16 AM
Kukkie -- If you can pass up the pasta you can normally get chicken or veal with nice veggies at an Italian place, that's normally my go-to when I'm faced with Italian food. Beware the Caesar salads! :D

Roxy -- I'm feeling your pain babe. Do you keep going through the motions until something changes, or do you make changes to get things moving?

04-16-2011, 11:36 AM
March 31st weight: 189.3

I'd like to be under 180 by the end of April

1: OOT
2: OOT
3: OOT
4: OOT
5: 191.4 +2.1
6: 190.4 -1
7: 190.5 +.1
8: 190.7 +.2
9: 191.6 +.9
10: 190.4 -1.2
11: 190.0 -.4
12: 187.8 -2.2
13: 188.0 +.2
14: 186.6 -1.4
15: 186.1 -.5
16: 186.5 +.4
17: 186.6 +.1
18: NWI
19: NWI
20: 186.3 -.3
21: NWI
22: NWI
23: 186.7 +.4
24: NWI
25: NWI
26: 186.0 -.7
27: 184.5 -1.5
28: 184.5 -0
29: 183.3 -1.2

04-16-2011, 12:05 PM
Slightly over calories yesterday but it was planned and worth it. I had dinner at The Cheesecake Factory with two of my oldest friends. Mmmmm...that Original Cheesecake was so delicious. Funny thing was....I ate slow. I have made a concerted effort to eat slower but tonight it was mostly a natural occurence since there was so much conversation going on. But as I nibbled away at my cheesecake, suddenly, about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way through...I was full. I was full and didn't want anymore cheesecake! :D This was a new sensation for me.

I recently realized that I used to be a very fast eater. Almost always the first person done, all my food was gone before my stomach even had a chance to tell me it was full. This new "being full and stopping" thing was simply amazing. My girlfriend ended up eating the rest of my cake. My other friend, knowing that I'm working hard to be healthy, asked if I purposely stopped eating it or was I full. I simply said, I'm full...the rest of this cake doesn't even seem remotely appealing. Wow! That's a HUGE NSV for me!

Anyway, I'm headed to Zumba in an hour with my mom and three other girlfriends. (This will be my 7th workout since Monday!)

Feeling so good in my skin today!

BTW - A website I go to to help me figure out how many calories I burn during activity has the following message on their homepage. I like reading stuff like this because I'm certain the group here qualifies!

"Individuals who received weekly advise on the internet lost three times as much weight in six months as those who just had access to information about diet and exercise online" ~Journal of the American Medical Association.

04-16-2011, 01:04 PM
Welcome to WINTER!! That's what I'm seeing when I look outside, it's completely white, there must be a good 3 inches on the ground. Ugh, I thought Spring was here! And today is supposed to be a run day, so we'll see if the sidewalks are clear.

Angie - I think weight loss is the most frustrating thing I've ever done, but it'll be worth it. You are halfway to goal, so you clearly know what you are doing!! I think you've got a great game plan, boosting protein always helps if you are carb sensitive - and who isn't. This gain is from a lack of sleep, I always stay away from the scale if I don't get enough sleep. Get a great sleep tonight and we'll celebrate your whoosh tomorrow :D

starbrite - you were waking up just as I was going to bed! :lol: Have a fabulous time shopping - well who doesn't have fun shopping! :)

Diana - woohoo whoosh! bye-bye TOM weight!!

Roxy - How was your sleep? Did you have a good bathroom visit this morning? And how about your muscles, are they sore? Daily fluctuations are frustrating, but I have to repeat what I said to Angie - you are halfway to goal so clearly you know what you are doing. Hang in there! :hug:

Kukkie - Mmm... pasta sounds good, :lol: Luckily I haven't found a good pasta place in Winnipeg! Good luck tonight!

JamiSue - Great NSV last night!! Sounds like you had a great night out with your friends too, always good for the soul :)

I will BBL with my WI.


04-16-2011, 01:57 PM
Diana -- Thank you..I'm thinking I might have been sliding from my original plan, which worked so well for me, so I'm going to review that and make those adjustments.

Jamisue -- Hi there! Mmmm....Cheesecake Factory. Luckily we don't have them here, but when I pop over to Buffalo that's always my first choice.

Aimee -- Thanks! I think you're right about the sleep...I could actually use a nap, but not sure if DS will cooperate with that plan :lol: Sorry to hear you got snow! It's a rainy cold day here, but no snow yet.

Starbrite -- I hope you'll check back to let us know how your shopping trip went today.

04-16-2011, 02:10 PM
Thanks Angie - vegetarian over here, so no chicken or veal for me :lol: The veggie options there are all pasta and pizza based, but I'm hoping to split my pasta with hubby because their portions are bigger than necessary.

Bulletproof Heart
04-16-2011, 02:41 PM
Have fun shopping!!!

Congrats on the 1lb!

:lol: keep an eye on your kitty!

Good luck :)

Oh wow we finally haven't seen snow for a while though we have a nice sunny day then rain for a couple days ): its spring we need sun!!

Im up today to 266.8 like seeing that up then the 1.2 I had earlier. I have been lazy but as soon as I post this going on the elliptical :)!

Yesterday I found out that ill be graduating around July or November of 2012 when I though I wasn't going to graduate till December of 2012! I want to be at my goal weight by the time I graduate this time and it totally cut the time I had way down! I have 9 more classes + externship so I have to make sure im only taking 3 classes a term or ill be really graduating sooner! Really hoping im at goal before then!

04-16-2011, 02:42 PM
good afternoon everyone!

all this mention of restaurants is making my apple and granola breakfast (yes, breakfast at 1:30pm) look pitiful. i love italian food. SO MUCH. anything with melty cheese and garlic and olive oil? that sounds like my idea of heaven. and cheese cake! i love cheese cake, and love to make them! i brought one to work once, and had a couple people offer me money to make them one :)

today the wii and the scale are in absolute agreement that i'm back down the .6 i was up yesterday to 281.8. hopefully i can see 280 by the end of the week and i can go out with the hubby to be to look at 'rewards' :D

5 weeks until the wedding! think i can make 270ish by then?! i hope so...

04-16-2011, 03:24 PM
I'm down .4 to 158.6, which is back to my lowest weight that I hit a few days ago. We'll see what tomorrow brings!

04-16-2011, 03:36 PM
Congrats eclipse!! I hope tomorrow gives you a great weigh in :)

I got a new scale (not fancy or anything but better than my old, beat up one) that measures in .2 increments so I think that'll help me feel more motivated like more's happening..if that makes sense lol. I weighed in today at 260.8 and I'm so excited to almost be in the 250's again! I've been wanting to hit 250 for such a long time. I think when I hit it, I'll get myself that Walmart self-piercing kit and get working on piercing my ears how I've wanted for years and years. :D I just gotta stop eating a crap ton at bed time.

04-16-2011, 03:41 PM
Angie - we were shocked to get this much snow! And it's not melted yet! Spring is coming.. spring is coming.. if I say it enough it'll come true, right?? ;) If you don't nap today, make sure you get to bed early-ish tonight!

Bulletproof - It's APRIL, no snow allowed :lol: I've lived in Vancouver for the last 12 years of my life, so moving to Winnipeg with this kind of weather is.. it's hard! I miss the beach being so close, I think I actually miss rain! Just over a year to go until my contract is up :D

I have a killer headache today, and was pretty sure I'd see a huge gain.. I normally retain water like nothing else when I've got a headache.. how's that for a lead up? I am down 1.8 today. Talk about a whoosh! I'm beyond happy :D 256.8. Yay :) I also decided to change my goal weight to 159, which would be considered "normal" weight. Figure I might as well go for it all!


Bulletproof Heart
04-16-2011, 04:06 PM
:lol: Just come to PA its been raining for the past 3-4days

04-16-2011, 05:55 PM
Wow...fresh snow on the ground. As for me...should I say it? Well, it's 70 outside right now and heading up to 78! Yummy!!! (sorry ;) ) And yes, dinner last night was oh so good for my soul. My girlfriends are the best and I love them so much!

So sorry about your headache today. I've actually had one since Zumba almost 5 hours ago. Booo! YAY on the whoosh!

Yay that you're graduating early. Boo that's it's pushing forward your weight loss schedule so much. I know you'll be able to do it though!

Yay! So happy you lost the .6 you found yesterday. That .6 was just lost...on it's way to some other unfortunate person! ;) 170's are right around the corner...I just got there myself yesterday and am reserving you a spot!

Congrats on finding that low again!

So jealous of your knew scale. I think that's going to be the first thing I'll buy on payday next Friday. I have a Wii but rarely workout on it and hate firing it up just to weigh in. Those 250's are calling your name honey!! I like the term you used "crap ton". One of my girlfriends say it all the time...well, she says Sh** ton and it always cracks me up! I LOVE IT!

04-16-2011, 07:36 PM
Yay! So happy you lost the .6 you found yesterday. That .6 was just lost...on it's way to some other unfortunate person! ;) 170's are right around the corner...I just got there myself yesterday and am reserving you a spot!


i wish the 170s were right around the corner! i'd probably feel like i was floating missing 100lbs overnight :P

(yeah, i know you meant 270s... i'll be there soon!)

04-16-2011, 07:39 PM
i wish the 170s were right around the corner! i'd probably feel like i was floating missing 100lbs overnight :P

(yeah, i know you meant 270s... i'll be there soon!)

HA! Oops...yes indeed...would simply fantastic if the 170's were right around the corner, huh? LOL!

04-16-2011, 08:43 PM
Bulletproof - Congrats on the early graduation :) And I'm definitely jealous! I just looked outside and it's like a blizzard! Can't do anything but laugh.. it'll go away soon enough :D

JamiSue - my brother is in San Francisco, I went to visit him one October and it was SO hot!! 30 degrees C, it was crazy, I loved it :) I'm definitely a summer girl, don't know why I was born in Canada! :lol: Friends definitely keep us sane, and sounds like yours are very supportive! How's your headache? Mine is still bugging me, no idea why.

So I decided I'd be a brunette again today! It looks, well I have to style it before I can really see it. But it's so much easier to cover grey when your hair is all one colour! Thank you genetics, I get to go grey early - I got my first grey hair at 17! Movie night in my house tonight! Looking forward to a nice low key night with the bf, been a while!


04-16-2011, 09:19 PM
Aimee I think I am about 95% gray. I turned gray early, too. Why do we get the bad genes? ;) :lol:

04-16-2011, 09:59 PM
Still hoping to get back to the 160's My original goal back in June 2010 was to be 150 by my 45th birthday ... oh well!!

Here is what I did in June: Beginning weight: 195.4; Ending weight: 183.2, Total loss for JUNE: -12.2lbs
Here is what I did in July: Beginning weight: 183.0, Ending weight 178.0, Total loss for JULY -5lbs
Here is what I did in August: Beginning weight 178.4. Ending weight 171.6, Total loss for AUGUST -6.8lbs
Here is what I did in September: Beginning weight 170.4 Ending weight 167.0, Total loss for SEPTEMBER -3.4lbs
Here is what I did in March 2011: Beginning weight 173.0 on 3/11, Ending weight 178.6, Total gain for MARCH +5.6lbs

31 ~ 178.6
01 ~ ??
02 ~ 177.8
03 ~ 176.8 (-1.0) yesterday was the first day on SBD trying something new
04 ~ 176.6 (-0.2) oh well better than nothing and I weighed earlier
05 ~ 175.8 TTOM (-0.8)
06 ~ 175.6 TTOM (-0.2) then I weighed again 2hrs later at 175.0 I can't wait I'm on my way
07 ~ 173.4 TTOM (-2.2) I weighed again a hr later 172.8 ... I got sick yesterday afternoon just out of the blue I wonder if that had something to do with it
08 ~ 175.4 TTOM (+2.0) weighed again 174.4
09 ~ 175.4 (0.0) TTOM
10 ~ 175.2 (-0.2)
11 ~ 174.4 (-0.8) after Curves and Zumba 173.6
12 ~ 175.0 (+0.6)
13 ~ 175.4 (+0.4)
14 ~ 174.6 (-0.8) my 45th birthday
15 ~ 177.4 (+2.8)
16 ~ 178.0 (+0.6)
17 ~ 179.8 (+1.8) This is the end of my birthday celebrating I will be 169-170 by the end of April, eventhough I know tomorrow's weigh in won't be great either
18 ~ 180.4 (+0.6) I knew I'd have a gain but tomorrow WILL be better
19 ~ 178.6 (-1.8) Calories 1218, ate on plan on Monday
20 ~ 175.4 (-3.2) Calories 1359
21 ~ 176.8 (+1.4) Calories 1877 :( I knew this ... I couldn't get enough to eat
22 ~ 175.0
23 ~ 176.8
24 ~ 177.0
25 ~ 177.6
26 ~
27 ~ 178.0
28 ~ 179.0
29 ~ 179.0
30 ~ 179.6

04-17-2011, 02:25 AM
Hey girls :wave:
Had a fabulous day shopping. Got my dress for the wedding.
It is just yummy :) :)
Had a very emotional moment in the shop - the assistant didn't understand but I cried all the way back to my brothers house- just gobsmacking to be in a dress like that after just one year !
Bought lots of other lovely stuff too, but very glad to have bought the dress.
Off for shoes, bag and cover up today, and bridesmaids shoes for my dd.

04-17-2011, 08:43 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Calories for yesterday: 1595 + :coffee2:

Weigh In: 150.8

No Change

04-17-2011, 09:56 AM
Up 1lb to 217 today. I was 100 calories over plan yesterday, but I ate 3000 mg of sodium (19g fiber, 71g protein)...so I guess that's the issue. I also put all my weigh ins for April in an Excel spreadsheet along with the nutrient counts for fat/carbs/sodium/fiber and protein. I figure since it's my job to be analytical, observe and make recommendations I should apply those same principles to my weight loss -- so I'm treating myself like a client.

Aimee -- I started getting gray hair very early too...now it's like highlights when I colour my hair. People ask if I also had it highlighted, but it's really just the spots where it was gray and the colour didn't cover as well. :lol3:

Diana -- Good job on holding steady! :coffee:

Starbrite -- That's a great dress, can't wait to see the pics of you in it!

04-17-2011, 10:59 AM
I'm down 1.6 to 179.6. I'm thinking that as my cycle starts becoming normal I am becoming one of those who has a few days of retaining water at ovulation time too. That's the only thing I can figure.

Angie - I haven't had too many times when this has happened to me and I didn't know why. I mean if I eat pizza then I know why the scale goes up, lol. When I do get stuck I just let it ride for a few days and don't worry about changing things until I've been stuck for a while. I'm a slow loser, especially now that I lift weights, so I try not to worry. I look for other ways to see success instead. I'm thinking of making a similar spreadsheet too, though since I'm using the bugg I will be adding in my deficit. Maybe we can find some pattern we have been missing.

JamiSue - Congrats on the cheesecake NSV and on doing well with your exercise schedule. It makes sense to me that getting support, on the internet or otherwise, would help people lose weight more easily.

Aimee - We don't have snow here, but it is quite a bit colder than it should be for the middle of April. I had already put away all my cold weather clothes. Grrrr! I'm sorry you have snow. Yeah, I had already considered all the usual suspects for the gain and none of them applied. I'm thinking that it's an ovulation thing, will see what happens next month. :congrat: for the whoosh!

04-17-2011, 12:02 PM
Hey ladies! I'm up 0.8 this morning, but I'm okay with that because dinner was fan-freaking-tastic :lol: It really was amazing and my WI could have been worse, because I did have the spaghetti. Anyhoos lots of water today to flush it out and I've finally found the cable to hook up the laptop to the TV so I'm going to do The Biggest Loser Last Chance Workout today.

PS. all I see outside my window are big fat chunky flakes of snow! Oy vay!

Bulletproof Heart
04-17-2011, 12:09 PM
Weighed in at 265.8 :) BBL for personals after eating!

04-17-2011, 12:33 PM
grrrr. . .up 1.2 to 159.8. TMI, but I'm horribly backed up today, and the huge plate of stir fried broccoli and onions I had last night with dinner is probably not helping in the bloating department.

04-17-2011, 01:15 PM
My weigh in is on Sundays. I am at 261 this week. (lost 2 lbs). Now that I am getting some exercise in 3-4 days a week, I think my plateau is finally ending.

Bulletproof Heart
04-17-2011, 01:16 PM
I dont think the link works right unless it shoudl send to the homepage of the store, :) yay you got your dress though!!! :D :hug: I would have been crying all the way home also!! Enjoy the dress!!!

Congrats on no up!

Sodium is an evil evil thing! Sure you will be back down soon!!!

Oh my! Im so happy no snow here I was getting so sick of it but now its rain,rain, rain which I guess IS better then snow, there should be no snow in April!!!

04-17-2011, 02:00 PM
march 30 316

1: out of town
2: out of town
3: 318.8 up 2.8 pounds
4: 318.2 -.6 total +2.2
5: 317.6 -.6 total +1.6
6: 316.6 -1 total +.6
7: 317.4 +.8 total +1.4
8: 317 -.4 total +1
9: 319.2 +2.2 total 3.2
10: 318.2 -1 total +2.2
11: 315.8 -2.4 total -.2
12: 313.6 -2.2 total -2.4
13: 316..4 +2.8 total +.4
14: 315 -1.4 total -1
15: 314 -1 total -2
16: 313.6 -.4 total -2.4
17: 313.2 -.4 total -2.8
well i got through the 2nd birthday party of the month last night, skipped the cake and ice cream since i went so hog wild with the first party. today is my moms birthday (big 61) and i wanted to bake her a cake today..battery dead in vehicle :( now i have no way to the store ....grrr... i wasn't going to eat any of the cake, since i don't like chocolate cake, not a big temptation for me. next saturday is yet another birthday party at our house..geez april is a busy month, (my moms and 2 really good friends) so close to being out of the 3teens!

04-17-2011, 02:13 PM
Diana - we must get other good genes! I can thank my grandma for great skin, so I may have grey hair, but hopefully the rest of me will look young!

starbrite - very cute dress! :D

Angie - thank goodness for dye! Sorry to hear about your gain, you've got a great attitude about it though! Hopefully you can find whats happening for you!

Roxy - nice whoosh! Congrats!! The snow is almost completed melted today, yay! I can't wait for summer!

My head feels like it's imploding, ugh :( Just cannot shake this headache, yup, same headache I woke up with yesterday morning. It's kind of ruining my weekend off! No WI this morning, I woke up and needed coffee. It helped a little bit.


04-17-2011, 03:33 PM
Having a nice quiet Sunday morning. My DH is at work and kidlings are gone with family. Experienced an NSV revelation this morning.

I have two boys. However, I have "kidless" weekends about twice a month because we have lots of close by family, so the boys are always off visiting this cousin or those grandparents. It's nice and while I miss them, I enjoy having alone time or quiet time with my DH. Usually, these kidless weekends are spent lazing around the house, reading books, or watching an endless stream of movies. I very much enjoyed those weekends, they were a nice mental break for me. This weekend is my first kidless weekend since starting my plan and joining 3FC and I haven't sat still much at all. I've been busy with friends, exercising, cleaning (my car, my house, my laundry, etc.) and have only been accentuating my time with relaxing by having dinner with friends Friday, dinner with my parents Saturday, and shopping with my mom today.

The funny thing is, instead of feeling run down, like I didn't have a weekend 'cause I've been so busy, I feel amazing. Not only do I feel mentally refreshed, even more so than my old lazy weekends, but I feel fantastic because of the tasks I've accomplished. You see, I never believed that a "busy" weekend could actually make me feel better than a "lazy" one. Now I can see how crappy those lazy weekends were for me. You know the whole adage about having too much of a good thing? I didn't even realize what I was doing to myself. Now, my days are filled with this crazy thing called BALANCE.


You definitely sound like a born California girl to me. How often are you able to come out and visit your brother? My headache departed yesterday evening and I woke up feeling very refreshed this morning. So sorry to hear that yours is hanging on for dear life. I really hope you start feeling better soon. Dealing more and more with those pesky grey hairs myself. Like Angie, I am enjoying the "highlight" they give me when I get my hair colored! ;)

What a nice present to wake up down on your bday! And still down overall for the month. Still with it!

I'm not sure if the link is working for me. Did you get whiteish strapless dress on the homepage? I am so happy for your happy tears! :hug: I think accessory shopping has got to be almost as much fun as picking out the dress, huh? Enjoy!

Good morning!

Good job on digging into the details of what kinds of calories you're eating. That's something I'm just learning to do myself since listening to the experience of all the women here!

Yay on the whoosh this morning! You are one inspiring chic!

Congrats on having your spaghetti and eating it too! Something you just gotta have it, right? Way to indulge and then jump right back OP without dwelling! :carrot:

I feel your pain this morning as I'm a little...er...backed up as well. Getting ready to head out for some walking (and shopping with mom), I'm taking my water with me so hopefully, I can get the plumbing flushed out sooner rather than later.

Congrats on the whoosh! :cp: That's an impressive drop. Way to figure out how to kick that plateau's butt! Keep up the good work!

You are doing amazing! Having all those birthdays must feel like a weight-loss war zone. Like those training exercises soldiers have to do...crawling under barbed wire and climbing over walls with all these gunshots and explosions happening all around you. Congrats on making it out alive!! :bravo:


Do you choose to simply know the path, or do you choose to walk it?

1st Mini: 5%, 277.8 (-14.6): Met 4/15/11
2nd Mini: 10%, 263.8 (-28.5)
3rd Mini: 20%, 233.9 (-58.5)
4th Mini: ONEderland, 199.9 (-92.5)
5th Mini: 100 lbs, 192.4 (-100)
Final: Goal, 175 (-117.4)

04-17-2011, 03:42 PM
Up a lil again at 262.2 today :(

04-17-2011, 03:43 PM
good afternoon everyone!

the little wii scale guy was nice to me this morning, showing me a drop of .7lbs to 281.1! i thought for sure i'd see a gain today after my love affair with whole wheat sandwich rounds yesterday. (i swear i ate 3 of them at different times! one with peanut butter and jelly, another with shredded chicken breast and light mayo, and another toasted with butter spray and garlic) along with my regularly scheduled fruits and veggies and such.

they're only 100 cals apiece, but what i put on them wasn't! haha. they are full of fiber too, so that means they should exit soon too right? one can only hope. can't wait to see 27X on the scale! :)

also, i want to say... to everyone here that weighs every day, struggles with the ups and downs of the scale, and still stays positive for themselves and others? you guys are amazing. thank you so much for keeping me motivated!

04-17-2011, 03:45 PM
Up a lil again at 262.2 today :(

Don't feel bad, :hug: I was on a plateau where I kept losing and gaining the same 2-5 lbs for a month, and I am finally out of it.

Sometimes changing what you eat, just a little bit, will help jumpstart you again. :)

04-17-2011, 03:48 PM
Congrats on the whoosh! :cp: That's an impressive drop. Way to figure out how to kick that plateau's butt! Keep up the good work!

Thanks so much for the encouraging words! :) I am so glad I found this forum! I really needed to find a supportive group of women who are going through the same challenges I am. :)

04-17-2011, 10:03 PM
JamiSue ... thanks :)

I have truly messed up and gone overboard this time. I am definitely at 180-181 easily. My daughter bought me the most beautiful cake for my birthday and I decied since I was gonna have cake I was gonna enjoy my birthday weekend and I have. I have ended my horrid eating with mashed potatoes with gravy, meatloaf hamburgers and green peas. I am stuffed :(. I didn't finish all of my dinner because I was stuffed thanks to about 30ozs of water. I am totally back on point starting tomorrow and I will be 170 by the end of the month. I have planned out my meals for the next 3 days and prayerfully I will follow through.

Last week was my first week not working so I guess the lazy bug can go away :) I wish you all a great week.

04-17-2011, 11:12 PM
Star congrats on the dress, what a great moment for you :hug:

Hi Diana :wave:

Angie I think that's a good thing to be able to analyze everything like that ... maybe that's what I need to whip me back into shape :)

FitGirly congrats on the 1.6lbs gone :high:

Hey Kukkie ... I think I'd cry if I saw snow. They have already taken every early out and teacher work day from the kids. They're probably gonna have extra days at the end also :( Last year this time we had snow. Glad you found your cord :)

Hi BulletProof :wave:

Eclipse hope you get some relief soon :crossed:

Authentic good for you on breaking the plateau :)

Repto great job on the .4 down :) Great job on resisting cake temptations ... wish I could have just resisted food period :)

Aimee hope you're feeling better and headache is easing up :hug:

JamiSue good for you on finding the right balance. I need to get that back. I had been working nights since Oct and it was killing me. I had figured out my balance and now I'm lost. I can't for the life of me figure out how I did things before, seems there is never enough time ... but I know I'll get there. :)

Hi ilidawn :wave:

Mandy great job on the .7 down :) I like those sandwich thins also. They remind me of sweet bread :)

Hello to everyone I missed ...

04-17-2011, 11:25 PM
Kukkie -- Dinner sounds great! Wasn't the weather today crazy??? :dizzy:

Bulletproof --- Good job on your weigh in!

Jeri -- Sorry about the gain -- hope it whooshes away quickly for you.

Reptogirl -- Good job on your losses this weekend!

Aimee -- I hope your headache is gone by now, or that you are resting quietly somewhere in a darkened room. :hug:

Jamisue -- Sounds like a great weekend, you accomplished a lot. I've been running or walking on Saturday or Sunday mornings, and I always feel so great afterwards and for the rest of the day. I need to find a way to fit a bit of that into regular weekday mornings.

ilidawn- Sorry for your gain too :(

Mandy -- Good job on your .7!

Rennie -- Don't sweat it, you enjoyed your birthday weekend and you've got a solid plan for the next few days -- that's all you can ask of yourself. :hug:

04-18-2011, 08:08 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave: I hope you have a great week!

Calories for yesterday: 1325 + :coffee:

Weigh In: 149.4

Down: 1.4 pounds :carrot:

04-18-2011, 10:16 AM
Hey ladies - I'm up 1lb to a solid 200 again. I was OP yesterday and did that hour long BL last chance workout, it's intense! My muscles are certainly feeling it today. Ended off with some of Bob's yoga, also not easy :lol: Angie the weather was certainly off yesterday. Everytime I thought it was done and the sun was shining, the snow would come back. Thankfully, nothing that stayed on the ground. Although the crappy weather really has me feeling crappy. I think I have Aimee's headache now, and just all around ickiness.

:wave: Rennie - does that mean you're not working at all anymore?

Diana wowzers, look at you under 150 :carrot:

04-18-2011, 10:20 AM
Good morning, Friends! I was MIA for the weekend. It was a crazy hectic one and I'm exhausted this morning. I'm 100% on-plan and doing well. Took my bars and shakes with me while we were out and about. Lost 1.2 since Friday.

I'll check back in later this evening for personals.

04-18-2011, 10:39 AM
Today I am down .6 to 179 even. I was so worried I was going to have another unexplained bounce. I also managed to obtain a free air walker (like a gazelle, but a different brand). Our carport is really starting to look like a miniature gym.

Aimee - I'm from Florida, so my friends and family back home are already on the beach. Grrrrr! I hope your head is better today

JamiSue - That was not a normal whoosh, was the disappearing of unexplained bounce, but thank you. Your weekend sounds awesome.

Mandy - I love those little sandwich thins and bagel thins. Ohmygoodness

love2b - I went totally off plan for my b-day in March. I had cake and Italian food and all kinds of junk. I gained about 5 pounds, mostly water of course. It was gone again in a couple days. I figure the point of this is to live a normal life. Normal people do not eat entire chocolate cakes for breakfast the way I used to, but they also don't refuse to celebrate their b-days because they might gain a little weight. It is normal to put on a bit at b-day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. and then take it back off, so I don't beat myself up about gains at those times as long as they don't turn into weeks and months of off plan eating.

Diana - Congrats on the drop to under 150!

Kukkie - It's probably just your muscles holding water if you are feeling really sore. I try to look at those as good bounces because they tell me I did a good job working those muscles. Stay strong!

04-18-2011, 10:47 AM
I’m down 1.4 today to 215.6 -- confirming my suspicion that moderate exercise seems to let me release weight and water retention. Darn it -- I had been hoping to discover that eating chips was the key. :lol:

Diana -- Yay! 149 achieved! Are we having a glass of wine tonight????

Kukkie -- With a big workout you are probably retaining water in your muscles. Hope you feel better soon - at least the weather will be nicer today.

Rhonda -- Congrats on your 1.2!

Ona -- I know you’re out there somewhere, probably in a lovely tennis induced coma of happiness :wave:

04-18-2011, 10:49 AM
Morning Roxy! :wave: congrats on the free air walker!

04-18-2011, 11:07 AM
Diana -- Yay! 149 achieved! Are we having a glass of wine tonight????

Angie How about a "virtual" glass of wine. :cheers: :lol: We know what happens when we deviate from our "plan". :lol: :yes:

04-18-2011, 11:27 AM
Good Morning everyone :wave:

With trying to watch the tournament (i'm in a club) that came on at 4:30 am(Europe time) and then having car trouble :dizzy: last week was very hard but thankfully i made it and I'm seeing 191 again :yay: Down to 191.2 :cp:

:wave:Angie,Great job on the 1.4 :cp: great revelation about the exercise :high: Yeah..:lol: It was wild!About 30 of us are on line cheering/taking to each other while the tennis match is going on and it's really fun :D Then I have to read all the interviews,comments,etc...Rafa won the tournament :love: and we get to do it all again this week,The Barcelona Opens starts and Rafa plays thursday :D

Diana,great job on the 1.4 :cp:

KuKKie,great job on the workout,hope you feel better :hug:

Rhonda,:woohoo: you survived the weekend :bravo: and 1.2 down ! fantastic :cp:

Roxy,great job on the .6!! how cool..an air walker :carrot:

04-18-2011, 11:42 AM
I am pleased to announce that I am back down to my pre-TOM of 198.0! :yay: :woohoo:

Great weekend here! I'll get you gals caught up at lunch time. I have much to do here at work!

Missed you guys!!!!!!

04-18-2011, 11:58 AM
JamiSue - I think I meant to be born in California! I don't get out to visit my brother much since we moved from Vancouver to Winnipeg, the flights are just silly expensive! I'm a bad sister right now, because it's been a few years since I've been there. :lol: to the grey hair coverage! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your relaxing weekend :D

love2B - The weight you gained will be gone in no time, it's not possible to gain that much weight in that short of time. Just get back on plan, you can do it!!

Angie - the headache went away for a little while yesterday, but I woke up with it again this morning. I don't get it, but I'm going to drink lots of water, lots of coffee ( which seems to ease it) and not work too hard! Congrats on the whoosh!! What a fabulous whoosh too! What about putting on a WATP dvd? The 1 mile is like 15-20 minutes, you can do it barefoot - not that I've done this ;) Might help keep that water weight GONE!

Diana - Congrats on the new low!! Tell me - when was the last time you weighed this?

Kukkie - lucky girl! Looks like you missed the snow Calgary and Winnipeg got! It didn't last too long and now we are back to "Flood Watch 2011", supposed to be a bad one! Hope your headache doesn't last. :)

Rhonda - Congrats on the 1.2, and an on plan weekend!!

Roxy - Great loss today :) yay to free workout equipment! I love the beach, but I know how bad the sun can be, so I slather on an SPF 30 or 60 and "bake", I always walk away barely tanned. People think it's a waste of time, but I lovveeee it!

Vixsin - yahooo!! :D Don't work too hard ;) I always laugh when people say that to me, I'm a manager at work, it's kind of my job to work hard. That's how I got there!

I will bbl with my WI, and since I've got a terrible headache and didn't count my calories yesterday (oops), I'm expecting a pretty big gain! But, I will accept it, being down with a migraine is no excuse to not count calories!


04-18-2011, 12:16 PM
Great job getting back to 198 Vixsin :bravo:

:wave:Aimee,hope your headache is a better today :) i used to suffer w/headaches a lot, had all kinds of test done :dizzy:come to find out..MSG was causing them.:o from the Chinese food and certain seasoning.

04-18-2011, 12:18 PM
Good Morning Everyone :wave:

Thanks Angie yes I did ... and I am on track s far this morning. :hug: Great job on the 1.4lbs gone :high: ... wouldn't it be great to eat a weight loss chip or cookie :D

Diana great job on the 1.4lb gone ... can't wait to do that :)

Kukkie I am done with work ... and my family seems happier. :) Hope your headache goes away and like you all tell me you'll be under 200 again before you know it :hug: all your effort will pay off :) Patience :hug:

Rhonda great job on the 1.2lbs gone ... I need to remember to take everything with me so I can reach my month end goal :)

Thanks FitGirly ... that's is what I did to get back into the 170's. I did a ton of off plan eating and everytime I came back here and started over I screwed up again. I know for me the only way to stay fully accountable is to plan, plan and plan and to stay with you all. When I was consistantly checking in I did fine with a few bumps. But when I leave you all for a few days/weeks/months and don't tell you what I'm doing I mess up. (sounds silly huh, but so true). When I got on the scale last night and saw 184 I thought too close to 190 eventhough I knew this morning it would be lower it's still scary. I don't have any of my old clothes and I wouldn't dare tell DH that I need to go buy the bigger sizes again. I can still fit a few of my new clothes but not many so I have got to get my eating under control. Thanks again :hug:

Ona you are so close to goal, YOU GO GIRL :hug: ... do you have a new goal in mind? I'm sorry, I'm sure you've answered that already but I've been in and out so much I missed it :(.

Hi Vixsin glad you are back down to pre-TOM :)

Thanks Aimee :hug: ... I figured with all of the unplanned eating (a lot of eating out also) that is what caused the gain and I know it's harder & longer to get the weight off than it is to put it on, that doesn't seem to take long at all. But I am back on plan today :) Hope that headache goes away very soon :hug:

As for me I had a good breakfast and will have a yogurt for snack, then off to Curves for Zumba in the circuit. I was up 0.8lbs this morning to 180.4 but like I said I knew it would be high because of all the crap I ate and then to top it off I ate almost an entire bag of cheese popcorn before bed. That was the last of my horrid eating.

04-18-2011, 12:20 PM
Good morning everyone! Busy day today so I'll BBL for personals. :hug:


“Do you choose to simply know the path, or do you choose to walk it? “

1st Mini: 5%, 277.8 (-14.6): Met 4/15/11
2nd Mini: 10%, 263.8 (-28.5)
3rd Mini: 20%, 233.9 (-58.5)
4th Mini: ONEderland, 199.9 (-92.5)
5th Mini: 100 lbs, 192.4 (-100)
Final: Goal, 175 (-117.4)

One :twirly: for every 5 lbs lost. So long suckers!!!
:twirly: :twirly: :twirly:

04-18-2011, 12:20 PM
Ah Ona I see the new ticker question answered :)

Bulletproof Heart
04-18-2011, 12:39 PM
No personals today got to get some stuff done before class, im up to 266.4 so up .6 not sure if its because I had no exercise or its because of TOM but hope to see 265 again!

Have a good Monday!

04-18-2011, 12:52 PM
Love,enjoy the zumba! fight on:sumo: you've got your Head in the game so everything will work out :hug: Happy belated Birthday :hug: sorry i missed it :o Hope you have many,many more :hug:

My goal has always been to weigh 180.Getting this far has been unimaginable and unthinkable,just fighting every step of the way.But now I'll push on to lose a little more since seeing what staying focus,consistent and fighting for what i want will accomplish.. Don't know how much more yet.Not concerned about what a chart says I'm suppose to weight and stuff.

I've been unhealthy my total life and after I've reached about 160,165 lbs lost and I'm still unhealthy cause of 20 or 30 lbs then so be it.Being happy with how i look and feel is more important to me.But then again, i might not be happy until I'm at a healthy weight so it's hard for me to put a number on it now :)


04-18-2011, 01:27 PM
Ona - Thanks, I think the headache is starting to go away. Mine is a hormonal thing for the most part I think, although when I was in Vancouver I think it had something to do with how moist it was there. I will get the doctor here to help me figure out whats going on now though.

love2B - glad to hear you are back on plan! Too bad weight doesn't come off easier eh?

As predicted, I am UP 1.1. 257.9, so at least I stayed under 258. Even though I knew it was coming, it's still frustrating to see. Hopefully tomorrow is a little better. I am reading a book I got for Christmas called "The Eat-Clean Diet", it's pretty good, even though she really doesn't like to call it a diet. I am going to apply some of the principles to my eating, for my snack at work, instead of coffee and apple I'm going to have my apple with some peanut butter. Anyways, that's whats on my mind today!


04-18-2011, 02:20 PM
A little less backed up today and down .8 to 159.

04-18-2011, 02:23 PM
A little less backed up today and down .8 to 159.

So happy to hear that your tummy is feeling better today! :carrot:


“Do you choose to simply know the path, or do you choose to walk it? “

1st Mini: 5%, 277.8 (-14.6): Met 4/15/11
2nd Mini: 10%, 263.8 (-28.5)
3rd Mini: 20%, 233.9 (-58.5)
4th Mini: ONEderland, 199.9 (-92.5)
5th Mini: 100 lbs, 192.4 (-100)
Final: Goal, 175 (-117.4)

One :twirly: for every 5 lbs lost. So long suckers!!!
:twirly: :twirly: :twirly:

04-18-2011, 02:41 PM
Kukkie Keep up the workouts! It will start happening for you. :carrot:

Rhonda Congrats on the 1.2 pounds!

Fitgirlygirl Congrats on the exercise equipment and the .6!

Angie Congrats on your 1.4 today, too.

Ona Congrats on seeing 191! Are the tennis matches over?

Vixsin Congrats on getting back to your pre-TTOM weight!

Aimee When I was in high school I lost 100 pounds. That was 10th, 11th, 12th grades. I got down to 135-140. I got married when I was 20. I stayed below 165 until I got married. This is the smallest I have been since becoming an adult and getting married. Did any of that make sense? I know it was a simple question. :lol:

Rennie Great job on getting back on plan today and heading to Curves!

Bulletproof Hi :wav:

Eclipse Congrats on the .8.

JamiSue Hi :wave:

04-18-2011, 03:40 PM
good afternoon everyone!

my weigh in has me at 281.5, a gain of .4, but i'm not really worried about it.... because that's after 4 hours of work + a bottle of water and thing of unsalted trail mix. also, i didn't drink enough water yesterday (only 4 bottles instead of my usual 6), i didn't get my regular exercising in (though i did haul a lot of laundry up and down the stairs) and TOM is due any day. so the fact that i'm not back up to like 285 is enough for me to want to dance!

p.s. does/did anyone else get that paranoid self-conscious feeling of "i'm going to squish you!" with their significant other? he constantly tells me not to worry, but i stress and i can't help it, since i'm (now, finally) just under 100lbs heavier than his 185.

04-18-2011, 03:49 PM
k0nfyo0zed I know the feeling with significant others..one guy I was with was less than half my size (though muscular) and he wanted me on top a lot but I was always scared I was gonna squish him and I don't like my body so being in view like that scares me. The way he put it is that guys are stronger than they look and if they want to be with you they aren't worried about getting smooshed lol (it's hard to beat the self-conscious part though)

04-18-2011, 09:08 PM
Hi JamiSue and Bullet :wave:

Ona I love your way of thinking and looking at things. I have to look at what the charts say for health reasons and prayerfully the weight and diet will help. My initial goal was 150 because I think that I will be too small at 136 but if that is what will prayerfully make me healthy and keep me here for my family then I must FIGHT ON :)

Aimee me too :crossed: that I stick with it. LOL yea too bad the weight doesn't come off easier ... but then we would have never met :( :hug:
I may need to take a look at that book. Coffee has no calories but peanut butter has a ton unless you use the PB2

Eclipse glad you're cleaning out, feels good :) good job on the .8 :)

Thanks Diana, I'm trying :)

Hi Mandy andilidawn:wave:

Today was much better I think, calories are 1158, low I know but I am afraid to eat anymore out of fear that I'll go overboard. Better tomorrow

04-18-2011, 10:49 PM
Ona -- I'm glad your favourite won!

Vixsin -- Congrats on getting back to 198!

Aimee -- Man that's a headache that goes on and on...maybe it's the barometric pressure or maybe a seasonal allergy, sinus infection? I find I get headaches sometimes when the weather is unstable. I'm going to hit the treadmill at least 3 days per week, plus I'm going to do some yoga...I'll see if that helps for a couple of weeks and then reevaluate. I'll check out some WATP dvd's for sure :)

Rennie -- Yes, we should invent those weight loss chips and cookies!

Diana -- Okay, virtual wine it is (aka crystal lite)

Mandy -- I'm sure that's a temporary gain, you're doing all the right things :hug:

DS is not feeling well tonight, after the birthday party we attended on Saturday he woke up Sunday with a cough, complained of aches, and by tonight had a low grade fever. Sigh. I know he's not well when he voluntarily lays in bed before dinner, and he went to sleep at 8:00 with only a half-hearted attempt to get me to let him stay up later. Praying this won't end up being a flu bug...so far no vomit. *touch wood*

04-19-2011, 12:33 AM
Had a good day today. Stayed OP. Ate a boat load of yummy asparagus for dinner! Mmmmmm. Went to the gym for a kick butt workout with my friends. I even bought a scale today...just in case I decide to join you crazy ladies and start weight in every day. ;) Need to figure out how to get enough protein and fiber and lower my sodium. Sodium's a tough one that I just try to balance out with drinking lots of water. The fiber and protein are tricky for my so I'd appreciate hearing what you all do.

Congrats on breaking past 150!

Boo to Aimee for passing around her contagious headache! LOL! Great job on the BL last chance workout!

Glad to hear you had a good weekend! Congrats on staying strong and starting your week off again OP!

Congratulations on the amazing loss! (Sorry to hear it was exercise and not chips that did it!) ;)

Congrats on that yucky ol' TOM taking off and scooting right back into ONEderland!

I hear you on accepting where you end up. I am concerned about my "healthy" weight being too small for what I'm comfortable with. So even though I'm supposed to be between 155-164, I'm shooting for 175. We'll see how I feel when I get there. Thanks for sharing with us!

Good job on exploring new ideas. I think we have to keep things fresh to keep the weight coming off and to get through those plateaus.

Nah, +0.4 is nothing to even think twice about. Good job keeping things in perspective! I love the "i'm going to squish you" comment. I've got a big boy now (in a good way) and feel much more comfortable than I did with a lil' guy.


“Do you choose to simply know the path, or do you choose to walk it? “

1st Mini: 5%, 277.8 (-14.6): Met 4/15/11
2nd Mini: 10%, 263.8 (-28.5)
3rd Mini: 20%, 233.9 (-58.5)
4th Mini: ONEderland, 199.9 (-92.5)
5th Mini: 100 lbs, 192.4 (-100)
Final: Goal, 175 (-117.4)

One :twirly: for every 5 lbs lost. So long suckers!!!
:twirly: :twirly: :twirly:

04-19-2011, 01:28 AM
Diana - some of the simplest questions are the hardest to answer! But I followed you :) Congrats on your lowest adult weight :D

Mandy - my bf is only about 15-20 pounds lighter than me, secretly I was happy when he had a little gain.. bad me! Anyways, I always worry when he tries to pick me up, first, no way do I WANT to be lifted, it hurts! And second, he has a bad back. I think I mostly live in denial though! :lol:

love2B - I drink latte's, so I'm looking at a minimum of 200 calories. The peanut butter was 90 calories, I only used 1 tbsp, so my whole snack was 185. I think I've been fighting with the same 5 pounds for the last few months, it's driving this girl crazy :dizzy: I have this mental block when I get near 250, I always seem to sabotage myself once I get here. Grr to me! The book is good so far, and I really do like the idea of eating clean.. and it talks about balancing meals. I enjoy reading diet books, I own SO many of them. I don't plan to follow lots of them, but just like to read the info. I'm weird! hah.

Angie - It could be allergies, I need to get this figured out because migraines are icky. I was working tonight and I started feeling dizzy, feverish, so it might be a cold coming on, who knows! I will be popping some vitamin c tonight before bed! I originally got WATP because I could do it with no shoes on, is that weird? ;) Hope DS feels better, and no throwing up!

JamiSue - Even I'm not crazy enough to weigh daily, I'm selective, :lol: Sounds like another fabulous day! I think I need friends who are active, I have way to many lazy friends! Well, I might also consider making friends with people in my own city too.

Grr to my day!! I had my day planned out for food, but the girl who was supposed to work tonight came in with the flu :( I couldn't make her stay, so I sent her home and then I stayed, but it meant I had to eat mall food for dinner. There weren't great choices, so I went to Subway. I am working a long day at work tomorrow too (I reworked the schedule so she could have tomorrow off too, rather than having a repeat of today), so at least I can plan for it! Disappointed I am over in my calories though. :(


04-19-2011, 08:09 AM
Good Morning! :wave:

Calories for yesterday: 1440

Weigh In: 148.8

Down: .6

04-19-2011, 09:28 AM
Hi Friends! I'm down .6 today.

I apologize for not being "personal" these last few days. Life has kept me much busier than normal and it's taking all of my efforts to keep up! Today, I have a dental appointment. Honestly, ladies, I'd rather go to the gyno for my pap! LOL.

Have a great on-plan day.

04-19-2011, 09:54 AM
Starting (late)
12.225.5 (-.5)
13.225 (-.5)
14.224.5 (-.5)
15.224 (-.5) Didn't eat to well yesterday. Had two slices of pizza for dinner and I didn't do as much exercise as I normally do.
16.( didn't weight in, to many activities and bad eating this weekend)
18. 224.5 (+.5)
19. 223 (-1.5) GO ME!

04-19-2011, 10:02 AM
Morning ladies. Down 0.9 to 199.1 - I know down is down, but I was secretly hoping for a bigger whoosh. Anyway, I'm feeling a lot better today, so going to try to get in another Last Chance workout and hit the elliptical for a bit. We'll see how I do. Back later for personals.

Bulletproof Heart
04-19-2011, 11:03 AM
Woo for below goal weight!! :)

Oh wow good luck with the dentist sounds like you really dont like it!

Congrats on the .9!

Finally could weigh in at 9am again down to 265.0 from 266.4 and still on TOM. Didnt get all my calories in because I was running late made a chicken salad and on my way to class I ate the chicken from the salad :lol:

04-19-2011, 11:05 AM
Diana,great job on the .6 :cp: The Barcelona Open in Spain started yesterday :)

Rhonda,down .6!! Fantastic!! no problem, :hug: funny how life gets in the way of our fun time huh ;)

Kiyoshima,:woohoo:1.5 down :bravo:

KuKKie,congrats on the .9 :cp:

As for me, I'm up 1 lb so back to 192.2 :mad: need a BM,too many sf fudgesicles last night,calorie count went out the window :lol: (some nights i can control them, some i can't) they're all gone now so maybe that'll help :lol: Plus they're ok if I'm trying to maintain but not now.I even went to buy another box this morning but didn't :cp:
Didn't really feel like pushing myself this morning..sigh..I did jog 2 miles but didn't do much after that :dunno: will do some renewing of the mind stuff today to get pass 191 :sumo:

04-19-2011, 11:09 AM
I'm down .6 to 178.6. I have also decided that I hate Lee brand clothing. The last time I was in this weight area I got into 10s at around 175, so I have been trying my 10s every few days lately. I got these new ones from a thrift shop, they are too cute (brown camo with a white floral overlay capris). My other 10s in various brands fit, but are still a bit tight for public, these won't go beyond mid thigh. I guess they go in the 7/8 box. Grrrr! Today I am going to see if I can manage an evening krav maga class after zumba in the morning. Last week I tested myself by doing krav in the morning and zumba in the evening. I'm trying it the other way today. :crossed:

Angie - I was hoping you'd discover it was chocolate chip cookies! LOL Congrats on the scale going in the right direction. I hope the little guy feels better quickly.

love2b - Yes, planning is super super important. When I first started I would even pre-prep all my foods. I put them in the fridge in ziplocs and tupperwares labeled "Monday breakfast", "Monday morning snack", "Monday lunch", and so on. I used a sharpie to label things that were already pre-portioned from the store, like yogurt. I always made sure to do all the prep work when I had JUST eaten to make sure I was as far from hungry as possible. If it wasn't in my pre-packed containers, it was not going in me.

Mandy - yes, I used to worry about squishing my hubby. He's 170-175. He was so happy when I would finally sit in his lap and he about flipped when I actually let him pick me up a few days ago. He's also much happier that I don't feel to afraid to squish him in the bedroom now.

Aimee - How's your head girl? I hope it's better. Have you seen a doc? I used to get migraines a lot, the doc gave me good drugs. I'm sorry your food plan got thrown out of whack, but that was sweet of you to work extra so she didn't have to work sick.

Kukkie - Even if you wanted more, that's still a good bit down. Congrats! It all adds up.

Happy Tuesday everyone! I'm off to zumba.

04-19-2011, 11:54 AM
Diana - wow! Now I'm curious what your weight will settle to!

Rhonda - busy can be good for the diet! Congrats on your loss!

Kukkie - great loss this morning!

Bulletproof - fabulous loss this morning!! :D

Ona - I'm sure the gain won't last, it's probably from your little "treats" last night, the fake sugar can cause water retention. It'll be gone in no time!

Roxy - Woke up with a small headache this morning, I'm wondering if it's my pillows. I am going to wash everything tomorrow, and that should full them out. Hopefully. I will go to the doctor, maybe they've got something new I can try! I have tried a lot of different things and advil liquid gels seem to work the best. Fabulous WI this morning!! Good luck with the classes tonight, you are a workout machine!!

Sore head this morning too, ugh. But it's not TOO bad thank goodness! Good thing too because we are interviewing at work today, hopefully someone works out so I can take a week off in May! I'm definitely ready for another week off :) On the plus side, at least all these hours will make for a better savings account for my BIG summer vacation! :D I will bbl with my WI!


04-19-2011, 12:24 PM
Thanks Aimee :hug: you made me feel better :) i haven't had any in Months but just wanted some so now that I've got them out my system,I'll move on :D
When i use to have headaches a lot,after the thought of seasoning..it was thought to be the dust from my air conditioner and the carpet..I had to get special filters,change out my floors to hard wood floors,get a humidifier..it was crazy.Then certain buildings that are dusty would make me cough all the time.Hope you have a great WI!

Roxy,great job on the .6!! sorry about the jeans,maybe that pair is just cut different :dunno: you got that exercise thing going on.
I'm so tired now from the morning stuff, i can't get up for evening stuff any more :( so :bravo: to you !! i want to but i need a shot of energy in the afternoons or something :dunno: hopefully I'll get it :crossed:

Angie,hope DS feels better :)

Bullet,you are moving girl :high: great job!!

04-19-2011, 12:26 PM
No change this morning, better than a gain after yesterday! :)


04-19-2011, 01:02 PM
I think that's a good idea to read to many different types of diet books. More education is always a good thing and you can pick and choose which tools will work for you. Sorry to hear about being over your calories yesterday but it sound like you made the best choice you could so good job!

I actually have a friend that's very sensitive to the barometric pressure. She talks about it all the time, how she can tell when it's rising or falling. Still cracks me 'cause I don't hear anyone but weather people talking about barometric pressure...but it definitely affects her.

Here's hoping interviewing goes well so you can have a much needed vacation!

Woo hoo. Chuggin' right past 150, aren't you?

No worries. Do what you gotta go. We'll still be here!

woo hoo!!!

Back to ONEderland! YAY!! The big whoosh will come...

That's the way I eat salad too! ;)

Sorry to hear that the fudgesicles one the battle last night. You're winning the war though so don't forget that! Fudgesicles are the bane of my existance so I totally feel your pain!

Boo to Lee brand! LOL - those pants will be sliding right up your legs in no time!


“Do you choose to simply know the path, or do you choose to walk it?“

1st Mini: 5%, 277.8 (-14.6): Met 4/15/11
2nd Mini: 10%, 263.8 (-28.5)
3rd Mini: 20%, 233.9 (-58.5)
4th Mini: ONEderland, 199.9 (-92.5)
5th Mini: 100 lbs, 192.4 (-100)
Final: Goal, 175 (-117.4)

One :twirly: for every 5 lbs lost. So long suckers!!!
:twirly: :twirly: :twirly:

04-19-2011, 01:20 PM
Hi, everyone! So continues my insane packing/finals/moving/good-bye-ing frenzy. I've never been this busy in my life! (Word to the wise: do not try to graduate from college and pack up your entire life into USPS-regulation boxes and a car the size of an egg carton all in 10 days.)

I'm pretty annoyed to weigh in today and find the scale bouncing between 251.4 and 253.6. Unintentionally, I've been getting too few calories in this last week, usually coming in at about 600. Besides the stress, I'm also on a new medication (not for weight loss) that kills my appetite, but I've still been tracking, and I'm at a huge deficit for the week. Argh. I'm just going to go with the theory that it's because I haven't been drinking my water (or any fluids, really) and haven't been sleeping anywhere near enough (averaging about four hours the last four days).

Still no time for personals (I should be studying for my final at 4 right now...), but I'm thinking of all you chicks (and dude) all the time! Stay strong, and I'll see you in a few days when everything calms down. :hug:

1. 256
2. 257
3. 257
4. 256.4
5. 258.2
6. 256.4
7. 255.2
8. 254 still TOM
9. 253.6
10. 255
11. 253.4 (-2.6 net)
11. 252.2 :woohoo:
12-18. No weigh-ins.
19. 251.4-253.6 :shrug:

04-19-2011, 01:51 PM
Rhonda I hope your dentist appointment goes well.

Kiyoshima Great job on the 1.5 pounds!

Kukkie Congrats on the .9! Make sure you get on that elliptical!

Bulletproof Thank you! Great job on the .6!

Ona I got a chuckle out of the fudgesicle situation. I used to have terrible cravings for peanut butter. I would literally eat a whole jar at one sitting. It would be me, a spoon, and the jar of peanut butter. I have been known to get a craving and literally stop at a grocery store. I would buy a jar of peanut butter and some plastic spoons. Crazy stuff. Since I cannot control myself I just don't have the stuff in the house. You know what, I have mentioned my craziness before. I forgot, I do have peanut butter in the house right now. I have the little single serve containers for DH. They do not bother me. But a jar of peanut butter will make me insane. Same thing with potato chips. I could have 100 single serve packages and they not bother me, but a big bag will literally call my name and make me nuts. :dunno: I don't know why I'm like that. :lol:

Fitgirlygirl Congrats on your .6.

Aimee IF my weight gets to 145, I will try to maintain there. I will have my range to be 145-150.

Something funny. I'm not sure if I mentioned this before. :lol: I have bought some Summer clothes and jeans recently. I bought them when I was not on my TTOM. I feel so icky/fat/bloated during that time that I would not even consider shopping at that time. Here's the problem, all of my clothes are now snug during TTOM. NOT GOOD! :lol: That's another reason (besides what the Dr said) that I felt inclinded to lose a few more pounds. I hate tight clothes. Hopefully, I will be more comfortable during TTOM since I have lost a few more pounds. :lol:

JamiSue Hi :wave:

Paradise :hug: It sounds like you are going through a lot right now. Just try to take care of yourself the best you can. Maintaining might be better right now than trying to lose. Once you graduate and move you can start concentrating on yourself again. :hug:

04-19-2011, 02:02 PM
wii dude says i'm down the .4 i was up yesterday, back to 281.1. my phone app says TOM should make an appearance today. (i <3 the mydays app on my android phone, such a good period/ovulation tracker). the cramps and the headache are in agreement. i feel like i've been hit by a truck. this headache has been hangin on since around 6pm yesterday. been staying OP with food and water, but i haven't been getting as much exercise as i've wanted with the wonky work schedule and preppin for the fiance to be home from school for a few days (we get our marriage license on thursday, yay!).

i'll definitely be back into the swing of things after easter. i hope.

04-19-2011, 02:28 PM
k0nfyo0zed It sounds like between you and the android ;) it's all under control. Just keep working your plan. It will work out and come together for you!

04-19-2011, 02:34 PM
Been eating awful since the tornadoes the other day. We lost power, had friends lose everything, and found out some horrible things about a family member. Thankfully our street was spared during the storms, and all of my immediate family is safe.

I am up 3.2 lbs from my lowest weight of 245. I am hoping I can get back on track and stay focused until the end of the month. I really wanted to meet my 8lb. goal this month. It seems like there is always going to be something to screw me up once I get going well. I just have to find the will to stop letting things I can't control enable me to make excuses for eating poorly.

I hope everyone is doing well and losing lots this week.

04-19-2011, 02:39 PM
GirlyGirl: Congrats on your .6!

Kiyo: Congrats on that whoosh!!! :)

Kukkie: YAY for whooshes!!!

Ona: No worries about that pound. You're right there! Hope things get "moving" for you! ;)

Rox: Great advice to Love2b about the planning. I am a planner too. I still do a bunch of cooking on Sunday so that I can have chicken for my salads all week and have some go to foods in my fridge if I don't feel like cooking.

Aimee: Hope your head feels better soon!

Angie: Hope little man feels better! I am so surprised that Maxwell is actually healthy for a school vacation this week! LOL

Paradise: Be sure to take care of yourself during this super busy time! Your body will thank you for it!

Diana: It's funny that you posted that about the PB and the chips. I am the same way! if I don't force the control around PB, I'm like you with a spoon. I have it in my house because Maxwell enjoys a PB&J for breakfast every morning. When I am on a kick that I won't have any, it's no problem. But there are always a couple of days where it's a real struggle. Full bags of chips are the same thing for me. I cannot do moderation with those. I will snarf down the entire bag in 1 sitting no questions asked. :lol: Thank GOD for 100 cal snack packs!! That way my Maxwell can have all kinds of treats. Those bags don't even bother me. So wierd how that works!!!

mandy: Not the we want him to, but I hope TOM shows up for you and gives you some peace from that headache. Those are the worst!

And as for me. I am up .4 to 198.4. I expected that gain yesterday and didn't get it. I went bowling on Sunday and HOLY COW am I sore. I was shocked! Who knew bowling was such a workout?

I'm not stressed about it. I am off to the gym today to beat an elliptical into submission for 45 mins. :lol:

NSV for me this morning. I am wearing workout pants that are a men's size L!! All of my other pants had been XL, so it's nice to see that I fit into these. I bought them a while ago and was afraid to try them on for the LONGEST time. I'm glad I tried them on today!

04-19-2011, 02:53 PM
Vixsin Maybe those issues aren't so unusual after all. Crazy stuff, though. ;)

kallismom Sorry about you going through so much stress with the tornadoes. :hug: Take care of yourself. Just try to get back on track as soon as you can.

04-19-2011, 03:15 PM
Aimee - I'm glad your head is not so bad today.

Ona - I always have some good carbs before I start my evening workout, not much, just a little. That's how I manage to get through it. Plus, I only ever do really fun things in the evening.

Paradise - Life is pretty hectic and stressful for you right now, that will mess with the scale. Just do your best and know that once everything is done and you are settled again the scale will start being nicer to you.

kallismom - I am sorry that the storms were so bad to you. :hug:

Vixsin - I may have to go back to some stricter planning myself and get this scale moving faster. Congrats on the pants!

04-19-2011, 04:02 PM

Mandy,great job on the .4! your tracker is on point girl ;) you're doing great!! :)

Diana,:lol: don't even mention potato chips :o those i KNOW i can't buy..small bag,big bag.. nota :no:

Vixsin,enjoy your workout,great NSV,thanks :)

Roxy hum..never thought about eating something to give me a boost,Thanks :hug:That's great you have fun exercising... I like jogging/walking and curves but none of it is fun to me :lol: To me it's like i have a job :D I have to do cause i want to get this weight off and will have to do it(not as much) to keep it off :D

Kalli,Peace be w/you and your family :hug: you'll get back on track soon.. stuff/life happens,stay strong.:hug:

Paradise,you're handling everything like a champ :bravo: you're still conscience about your weight and what you eat,excellent job :cp:

04-19-2011, 04:19 PM
Down .8 today and planning to be down more tomorrow ;) DS is recouping here next to me, home from school today...he's pretty under the weather, but his spirits are good. :) I know he's REALLY sick - he took a nap without me asking today!

Jamisue - I love asparagus too, I'm going to grill some tonight! I eat a lot of protein, I just try to make sure it's a part of every meal and sometimes snacks too.

Aimee -- I think Subway was a good choice when you were faced with mall food. In that situation I sometimes find a greek place and have chicken souvlaki with salad or something along those lines. How is your head? Oh, just read the headache is still with you, sorry I hope you find relief soon.

Diana -- You are rockin this! Congrats on your .6

Rhonda -- Good job on the .6!

KIyoshima -- Congratulations on your 1.5 whoosh!

Kukkie -- Awesome loss! Good job :)

Bulletproof -- Nice whoosh for you too - congrats!

Ona -- lol @ the s/f fudgesicles -- I have those too, man they are good. I am struggling with the red licorice we have right now...120 cals for 3 strings..sheesh. I bought them for DS, but now he doesn't want them. I've eaten 4 today already!! Best hit the treadmill I guess. Sorry about your gain, it won't last long :sumo: you know what to do.

Roxy -- Congrats on your .6! I hate that about how much sizes can vary. I ordered a size L shirt from Old Navy online, based on the fact that I'm wearing a L in their other shirts/cardigans, and i can't even get the darn thing to fit on both shoulders...ticks me off.

Paradise -- Good luck with the rest of the craziness. If you can't track calories that's okay, there will always be times in life where you need to take a break (voluntary or not). In the meantime, just use your intuition and experience to make the best possible choices. When things settle down you can get back to tracking diligently. Where are you moving to?

Diana -- Big bags of chips sing siren songs to me too :) That's funny about your clothes, but great motivation to go just a bit farther. Are you going to post any before/after pics for us to ogle?

Mandy -- Congrats on your .4 today! I'm p'd off at my wii fit...when I first weighed in there was a little normal person and then it puffed up when my weight registered! I'm not getting back on there until I'm sure my little avatar is going to deflate.

Kris, Coondocks, Leah, and others...you out there? Check in and let us know how you are doing please. :hug:

Kallismom -- Good to hear that you and your family are all safe and sound. :hug:

04-19-2011, 04:31 PM
haha angie, it tells me everyday when it does my BMI, it makes that obnoxious noise then goes "that's obese!" ... i'll show that little scale dude...

off to the doctor though to figure out what's makin my head feel like it's gonna explode. it shows symptoms of a migraine (except it's not localized to one side of my head) and symptoms of a sinus infection (except i don't have a fever), but it's much worse than my typical PMS headache (maybe because of the birth control?) or maybe it's a combination.

imma let the doctor sort it out.

04-19-2011, 04:33 PM
Angie Congrats on your .8! :cheers: I probably won't post before/after pictures. I haven't been taking very good pictures. I don't know why. I think all of a sudden I have become unphotogenic. If I take some good pictures some time soon, I will post. There's no sense in them hurting my feelings. (I bought a camera for Christmas and have taken some here and there and they really look bad. My Mom and DH also agree that they don't look like me. I don't know what the problem is.)

Speaking of before and after pictures, I posted this in my other check in this weekend. I will share here:

I just had an OMG! moment. We have seen the goal pictures and the pictures where a person has lost a lot of weight. Their whole body is standing inside one pants leg that they used to wear. OMG! I just did that! :fr: :eek:

Last week I was thinking about putting some clothes away to make some room. Today I bought a couple plastic bins to store some jeans. I was just folding them and putting them in the bins. I just cannot believe that I was that big. :( Then I decided to see if I could stand in one pants leg and hold the waist out like I've seen others do in pictures. I did it! :eek:

I looked at the jeans. I know they are mine and I was that size, but it's just so hard to believe. It is so scary and even scarier that it could happen again. :(

04-19-2011, 09:09 PM
Angie my my that would be great :) I hope your son feels better soon :hug: Good job on the .8 down :)

Hi JamiSue :wave:

Aimee not weird at all. I usually take a little from everything to come up with what will work or should I say what I will like :) They ideas I get from you all help a lot. I've been implementing them since the beginning :hug: Don't be disappointed things happen and you will work it out :hug: I hope you feel better soon :hug:

Diana good job on the .6 gone :) Like someone said, you've matured and know what to do and not do. I don't think you'll have gain the weight back this time, YOU'RE AWESOME :hug:

Rhonda LOL I'm with you on the pap vs the dentist ... :) good job on the .6 gone :)

Kiyoshima way to go 1.5lbs gone :)

Kukkie good job on the .9 gone :) glad you're feeling better. :hug:

Bullet way to go 1.4lbs gone :)

Ona sorry about the lack of a BM, I know the feeling all to well. The way you are with fudgsicles is the way I am with nuts, so I've decided not to buy the and to finish what I have. The funny thing is that I have never liked nuts before. go figure!! You'll get pass that 191 before you know it :hug:

FitGirly good job on the .6 :) Now that's what I call organized ... wish I could do that type of preparation. We would need another refrigerator and we already have two.

Paradise hang in there :hug:

Mandy good job on the .4 down :) I've always wanted to try one of those period trackers, good to know they work. Hope the headache goes away soon :hug: Congrats on your upcoming marriage, so exciting :)

Kalli this is how I feel most times ---> It seems like there is always going to be something to screw me up once I get going well. I just have to find the will to stop letting things I can't control enable me to make excuses for eating poorly. Sorry about the bad weather, glad everyone safe. :hug:

Vixsin congrats on the NSV ... and way to go on the elliptical I can't stay on ours for 10 minutes I barely got pass 5 minutes. :)

I'm down 1.8lbs from yesterday at 178.6. My calories for today were 1204 then I decided to have two meatballs, with a slice of swiss on a small piece of bread (I mainly ate the meatballs the cheese was too much and the bread scares me because I know it's delicious :p) I'll add the meatballs and a half a slice of cheese and see what my total is.

04-19-2011, 09:28 PM
Diana -- That's a fantastic story! I hope I can do that one day!! Too bad about the pics, but I know what you mean, you have to feel good about them before you can post them.

04-19-2011, 10:05 PM
Didn't get to the elliptical. Really just a long and stressful day and partially because I worked from home today I just had to get out of the house. Ended up going for a brisk walk around the still new-ish neighbourhood in areas I hadn't been before. I kind of got lost in my thoughts and only realized I should turn back when a light bulb went off in my head signalling "hey, it's getting pretty dark out here". Got home only to realize that I had been gone for almost an hour. So there's my cardio for the day. I'm off to bed now, another long and probably stressful day ahead.

04-19-2011, 10:41 PM
Rennie Thank you. :hug: Congrats on the 1.8! :carrot:

Angie Have a nice evening!

Kukkie An hour walk is awesome! :carrot:

04-19-2011, 11:22 PM
march 30 316

1: out of town
2: out of town
3: 318.8 up 2.8 pounds
4: 318.2 -.6 total +2.2
5: 317.6 -.6 total +1.6
6: 316.6 -1 total +.6
7: 317.4 +.8 total +1.4
8: 317 -.4 total +1
9: 319.2 +2.2 total 3.2
10: 318.2 -1 total +2.2
11: 315.8 -2.4 total -.2
12: 313.6 -2.2 total -2.4
13: 316..4 +2.8 total +.4
14: 315 -1.4 total -1
15: 314 -1 total -2
16: 313.6 -.4 total -2.4
17: 313.2 -.4 total -2.8
18: 312.2 -1 total -3.8
19: 311.6 -.6 total -4.4
thank you for all the kind words, wish i had more time on here to do personals, had a rough day today, went out of town for a dr appt for my sister, car battery died, waited 3 hours in our vehicle through violent thunderstorms and hail to get a jump...all this on 3 hours of sleep. very rough day.

04-20-2011, 01:10 AM
Ona - we posted at the same time earlier! Glad you got the SF fudgsicles out of your system :) I don't do the SF stuff, but I was totally shocked to find out that it can cause water retention (esp in the stomach area). I think the dust might be part of it, it's very dusty this time of year as everything dries up. Thanks for reminding me of that :hug:

JamiSue - would you believe the person we were supposed to interview didn't show up! She called me at nearly 8pm to give a half hearted excuse. The manager wanted to reschedule, so we are interviewing her on Thursday. Kids these days! Did you decide on the weighing daily thing? How often are you weighing now?

Paradise - hang in there girl! Soon this stress will pass and you'll be back at it! Hope you have a very safe trip! :D

Diana - how does one stop from losing more weight? Not sure I understand maintenance just yet! I wonder if you'll always feel that snugness during TTOM? I grew up with this girl, and she was like 100-110 pounds, but she always had clothes that were a little looser that she'd wear during TTOM. I don't think I like getting my period. :lol: That sounds like fun, fitting into one pant leg, I could totally understand how it would also be horrifying. What size were you at your largest?

Mandy - I hate the "thats obese" thing! I sometimes mute the tv when I'm weighing. Grr on him! I think I've got a little while longer in the obese category unfortunately. Hope you got some answers on that headache, and that it's gone by now! I certainly can feel your pain on that one!

kallismom - sounds like you have a lot going on, I wouldn't worry about the weight loss so much right now. Glad to hear you are safe! We'll be here once things calm down a little for you :hug:

Vixsin - It's gone!! *touches wood* :) It's amazing the muscles you use with bowling, the same thing happened to me last year! Fabulous NSV! :D

Angie - Sounds like no throwing up? Glad to hear your son is feeling a little better, and yay for napping! The headache finally lifted a little, I suspect it might be partly my pillow. The bf plans to buy me a new pillow on Thursday, he's a cute man sometimes. Congrats on the great WI!!

love2B - I was telling my pharmacist today about all the books I've been reading and she said "how's that working for you". :lol: Darn her for reminding me it's not! What an awesome weigh in today! Whoosh!!!!!!

SO glad to say that the headache has passed a little! :D I was playing around trying on pants today, I have a bunch of 16's from when I was first hired into my current position - they are still a little snug though. MAJOR muffin top, can't wait to fit into them though. :)


04-20-2011, 03:39 AM
Morning all :wave:
Back in town from marathon shopping visit :) I had fun, but when you try to fit in four months of clothes shopping into three days it's tiring ! Also have not really slept - mostly thanks to two mating pheasants and a snoring DH :lol:
Anyhoo - maintained over the weekend, 165 steady. Interesting, because I did add a little more food over the weekend, I'd been feeling really rough with the cough, and stopping work, and demon training, so I thought I'd add protein.
Seems like you gals are doing great. :)

04-20-2011, 08:17 AM
Good Morning :wave:

I have really had an interesting week! I am actually losing weight again. :lol: I don't know which of these is the reason why, but I will list them.

~Remember about my food allergy? I had made some observations and eliminated a food. That food is broccoli. I didn't eat it for a week. I ate it again and then had a reaction. :dunno: I haven't had it since. It takes a while for me to get over my reactions.

~Prior to last week, my Turbo Fire rotation was on the HIIT/weight training section. This section is for 3 weeks. Basically, I get less long cardio. The cardio is shorter, plus there is weight training. Last week was my recovery week. I did cardio, but it was mostly non Turbo Fire Cardio. This week I am back to doing my longer Turbo Fire cardio. I have also upper the length of time I am working out. Previous times that I was in the HIIT/weight training sections I struggled with losing, too.

~This week I have been sleeping a lot better.

~I haven't gone over 1440 calories + :coffee: It seems like I stalled when I ate even 1490. :dunno: I was also eating broccoli and having allergic reactions. Everything is a science project with me. ;)

I'm thinking it's a combination of all of this. I eliminated broccoli (hopefully this is where my allergy is, time will tell), and my body really likes cardio over the other types of workouts. :dunno:

Anyways, I upped my cardio this week because I will have a couple days that I will be eating differently. Tonight I have a hair appointment, so I will be eating at my favorite Japanese restaurant. I don't eat the rice anymore, I sub vegetables. So, I expect a gain tomorrow, but hopefully it is only sodium related and will be gone in no time. Also, I will be eating differently on Easter Sunday. The last time I had an off plan day like that was Christmas. We'll see how it goes. Like I said, I am doing extra work this week. Hopefully there won't be too much impact from the food. ;)

Calories for yesterday: 1400 + :coffee:

Weigh In: 148

Down: .8

04-20-2011, 09:24 AM
Starting (late)
12.225.5 (-.5)
13.225 (-.5)
14.224.5 (-.5)
15.224 (-.5) Didn't eat to well yesterday. Had two slices of pizza for dinner and I didn't do as much exercise as I normally do.
16.( didn't weight in, to many activities and bad eating this weekend)
18. 224.5 (+.5)
19. 223 (-1.5) GO ME!
20. 221.5 (-1.5) This is crazy town!

04-20-2011, 09:45 AM
Hi Friends! My weight stayed the same today.

Konfyoozed - did the doctor have some answers for you? I've had horrible sinus infections and never ran a fever.
Starbrite - Welcome back from your shopping spree! Sounds like you had fun.
Diana - Congrats on fitting into one leg of your jeans!:D
Aimee - glad to hear that your headache is feeling better.

I'm feeling really tired lately. Not sure what's up with that. Anyways, it's a normal workday for me today. Nothing exciting. I may try to get to Zumba this afternoon. *yawn*

Have a great on-plan day.

04-20-2011, 10:14 AM
I'm down 1lb today to 213.6 -- that's close enough to 213 on the nose -- I'm claiming my 60lbs lost marker :high:

I'm exhausted...between DS and the dog I was up almost every hour from 11:00-5:00, I did get a solid 3 hours at the end though, I was surprised that I'd lost after a night like that. Must have caffeine :coffee:

Reptogirl -- Sorry you had such a rough day yesterday. I hope you got lots of rest and can start today off on the right foot.

Aimee -- Yep, no throwing up. He was complaining that his tummy hurt, and he had a BM in the middle of the night last night, so I think that might have helped. It's a big day at school, so he wanted to go in today...it's book fair day, plus moms and dads get to come and have lunch with the kids in the gym. I may bring him home with me for the afternoon. Hey, I have dust allergies too..I bought allergen free covers for the pillows and a mattress cover, and we have no carpets in our house, that's helped a lot. I think pillows from BF are a great idea.

Starbrite -- :wave: glad you enjoyed your shopping trip...I hope you'll post some pics for us of all your new stuff.

Diana -- How strange about the broccoli, I wonder what's in it that might cause your reaction? Maybe a pesticide? It's awfully hard to wash broccoli with all those little buds. I wonder if organic would cause the same thing... I'm going to enjoy Easter dinner too, I'll just make sure I do some cardio in the morning to 'earn' some extra calories ;) Congrats on your .8 today!

Kiyoshima -- Wow, two whooshes in a row, that's awesome!

Rhonda -- Congrats on holding steady :)

04-20-2011, 10:47 AM
@Angie- A BIG CONGRATS TO YOU!! 60 lbs down that is a major accomplishment!! We have almost the same starting weight so you losing that much makes me feel like I can do it as well. Keep up the good work , you are an inspiration!

04-20-2011, 11:02 AM
Kiyoshima -- Thanks! Yes, we are very close in stats. You're doing well too, when did you start?

04-20-2011, 11:30 AM
Kiyoshima -- Thanks! Yes, we are very close in stats. You're doing well too, when did you start?

October 2010. I had started once before in 2009 and I lost about 40lbs at that time, but then I had gained it all back. This time I've been really sticking with the diet and exercise. This is the most weight I've ever lost! When did you start?

04-20-2011, 11:43 AM
Diana: I love your science experiments! :)

Starbrite: Sounds like shopping was great. Hope you get some rest now that you're back.

Kiyo: Great job!

Angie: Congrats on 60lbs!!!!! That's amazing!!!


And as for me, you ask???

Holy, Huge Whoosh In A Downward Motion, Batman!!!!!!! :yikes:

I am down .....wait for it......2.2 today to 196.2!!! :eek: Needless to say, I was in shock. Pleased but still shocked. LOL I sure hope that number stays around!! I am so close to being "Overweight" and not Obese. I won't claim that victory until I see 196.0 or less.

Muscles are still sore. Great workout last night. 30 mins on elliptical and 20 on the treadmill. Felt real good to incline walk. I have really missed the treadmill. I am hoping that the new arch supports I have combined with my sneaks will allow me to run again soon.

I'll check back at lunch. Have a great morning!

04-20-2011, 12:04 PM
Kiyoshima -- I started last August, I'd lost 35lbs before, back in 2007, but this is the most I've ever lost too, and the longest that I've sustained a healthier lifestyle. I don't ever want to go back!

Vixsin -- Thanks! OMG that's a great whoosh! Since your muscles are still sore there may be more whoosh to come tomorrow -- good luck on getting to overweight soon!

04-20-2011, 12:11 PM
Angie,:congrat: reaching 60 lbs lost :cp: Fantastic job!!:)

Love,great job on the 1.8 :cp:Thanks :)

Diana,you're figuring that thing out :high: :D enjoy your dinner tonight.Great job on the .8 :cp:

Starbrite,glad you enjoyed your shopping spree!

:wave: Rhonda

Kiyo,:woohoo: you are doing it :bravo:

Aimee,you'll get in those pants soon.

Vixsin,wow!!! 2.2 awesome :carrot: great job :cp:
As for me.. up .4 to 192.6 :dizzy: don't know where that came from but whatever..will fight on :sumo:

04-20-2011, 01:25 PM
starbrite - I love shopping weekends! I lived in a small town, with NO shopping, so we'd head out to the big city 2-3 times a year and I'd shop until I literally dropped. It's a great memory of hanging out with my mom. Great job with maintaining! Maybe all the walking, and shopping burned more calories than you know!

Diana - I can't imagine being allergic to broccoli! The face serum I am using actually has broccoli in it. You might be able to make a career in this allergy testing thing ;)

Rhonda - maybe time for some extra vitamin B? Hope you feel rested soon :hug:

Angie - Woohoo!! 60 pounds is AMAZING!! Congrats :D :carrot: Sorry to hear about your interrupted sleeping, too bad you can't take a nap today!

Vixsin - another whoosh! That's a HUGE one!! SO happy for you!!

Ona - I sure hope so, and partly because I don't like shopping ( or paying!) for new pants! :lol: These last 11 pounds are a bugger, but you'll get them off! :D

I will be back in a bit with my WI!


Bulletproof Heart
04-20-2011, 01:45 PM
Sorry no personals need to eat and get ready for my class I will get personals tomorrow though!

Im up .2 which I figured because I ate 2 cookies and 2 small pieces of gingerbread cake my grandma made around 9 at night though I would be up more but happy about it! So 265.2 today! Have a good day and congrats on the losses!!!

04-20-2011, 01:46 PM
good afternoon everyone!

in regards to my headache, it's gone this morning. i went to the doctor yesterday and i told her "it feels like a migraine and a sinus pressure headache" and she looked at me like i was nuts, asked a bunch of questions, did some bloodwork... i think they checked for infection, my electrolytes, and my blood sugar. everything came back normal and they said it was likely a sinus pressure induced migraine, gave me a shot of toradol in my bum, and sent me home with a bag full of goodies. maxalt samples for the migraines, a steroid for the sinus issues, and a painkiller in general for the headaches, and a coupon for the prescription of maxalt she gave me for when the samples run out.

however, i think it was a bunch of hokey, because soon as the shot wore off, the headache was back full swing. so later i went to bed with a bad headache, woke up (10 hours later) with TOM and no headache... so pfft. i'm betting it was just my PMS headache and now it's gone so i'm happy!

weigh in today was 280.6 and i danced. you all know how i love to see that next number down. that's .5 down from yesterday, and only .6 away from 20lbs lost (yay!), my bracelet (yay!), and a new set of pics (yuck!). my goal was to hit 280 by this weekend so i could go shopping with my fiance on saturday. with TOM hangin around though, it might not be so easy! gonna power through though. TOM ain't my boss!

have a good day ladies :)

04-20-2011, 02:31 PM
Just a quick pop in for me right now.
165.8 this morning, pretty much indifferent about it - been dealing with the source of all my stress this week as he is in town and trying to be a civil adult with some one unreasonable is not fairing well with me lately.
Sigh . . . almost over - hopefully.

Glad to see everyone is doing well :)

04-20-2011, 02:43 PM
Up 0.5 this morning, but I also weighed in a heck of a lot earlier than I normally do. Had to get into our west end office today, which requires 3 buses since hubby takes the car to work. Brought an assortment of healthy eats, except I got to work and have been running in circles trying to track down something that needs to be in a different city for a meeting on Tuesday, which means it needs to be overnighted tonight because of the holidays, but nobody knows where they are *sigh*. And on top of that we found out that one of our senior execs who has been battling cystic fibrosis, had a lung transplant and has been struggling to keep the infection at bay ever since, passed away last night. So I had to draft a note to all employees, which kept bringing tears to my eyes. Anyway, crazy morning. Now to finally get some work done....after I eat.

04-20-2011, 02:46 PM
Kukkie great job on the walk ... I love the release and relaxation I get when walking :) Sorry about your loss :hug:

repto great job on the .6 down, Sorry about your day :hug:

Thanks Aimee and LOL, that was my sweet treat and now you're telling me that is one of the causes of my roundish belly :) the books will work when you figure out which parts you want to do and that work together, at least I think so :) Glad the headache is subsiding and I have a horrible muffin top too ... hope most of it goes away :)

Star feel better and get some rest :hug: ... 4 months of clothes shopping? I think I missed something (but what else is new) :D

Thanks Diana I can't wait to get to where you are just to be healthy again :)
Diana Congrats on the .8 gone :) What reaction did you have to the broccoli? You know the only thing I have noticed on my journey is that I tend to gas up alot. At first I thought is was broccoli but I think it's almost everything. Some nights I get up so much DH thinks I'm sick. It's just so explosive :D I love the way you always figure out what going on ... :)

Kiyoshima good job on the 1.5lbs gone :)

Hi Rhonda ... I'm lacking energy today also. Finsihed up my grocery shopping and had planned to go to Zumba (didn't go). I'll hit the treadmill for sure and maybe an exercise video (maybe) :)

Angie :woohoo: 60lbs YOU GO GIRLL :high: Get some rest, that is me most nights from too much water and gas :D. It is amazing how you finally fall asleep 2 or 3 hours before it's time to get up (shaking my head)

Vixsin great whoosh :high:

Thanks Ona ... fight on fight on :hug:

Hi Bullet :wave:

Mandy glad the headache is gone and that's right TOM isn't our boss eventhough sometimes it feels like it :) Congrats on the .5 gone :)

Hi Coondocks :hug: good to see you! Sorry about the stress

As for me I got on the scale a few times saw 175.2 - 175.4. Ladies I am obviously getting rid of a ton of water weight. I so want to see 169-170 by 4/30-5/1 :crossed:

weigh in 175.4 down 3.2 from yesterday
Calories were 1359 with my after dinner extras

04-20-2011, 03:46 PM
Aimee About maintenance and no longer losing, how I understand it is that I should increase my calories by 100 or lower my exercise a little. The largest this time was about a 26/28. The previous time I'm kinda not sure because I had to buy from specialty stores. I think I was 34/36 at that time.

Starbrite Congrats on all the shopping!

Kiyoshima Congrats on the 1.5 pounds!

Rhonda Zumba sounds fun! Everyone seems to like it. Did you go today?

Angie Congrats on that pound and for the 60 total! Awesome! I hope you can get some sleep tonight. That's an awful feeling. I'm not sure what the deal is with the broccoli. I am going to try to remember not to make any other changes and see how long I can stay "reaction" free. :lol:

Vixsin Congrats on your 2.2 pound whoosh! You know, I am one big science experiment! It's crazy. :lol:

Ona Crazy fluctuations! You will :kickbutt: it's butt tomorrow!

Bulletproof Hi :wave:

Mandy Congrats on your .5 and that your headache is gone!

Coondocks I hope things improve with the "stressful situation" soon.

Kukkie It sounds like you've had a rough morning. I hope your day gets better. :hug:

Rennie My allergic reaction varies. It was so bad at one time that I had full body, face swelling, and lip swelling. Now I mostly have lip swelling and my mouth and lips break out. It's not a stomach reaction for me. Things seem to be improving!

04-20-2011, 04:19 PM
Rennie,great job girl :high: you're on a roll :yay:

:wave:Coon,you're holding your weight very good under those conditions:Bravo: Good to see you :hug: stay strong!

Mandy,glad you're feeling better :hug: great job getting to 280 :cp:

KuKKie,sorry about the senior exec :hug: no problem about the .5 you've been doing great! weighing earlier effected me too today.

:wave: Bullet

:wave: Diana,Thanks,i hope so :) I'm holding on to the fact that,as long as I'm eating right,the weight will come off eventually.I stay pretty much on plan but sometimes i get a little lacked and have to regroup.Seems like every time i get comfortable with my eating,i get a wake-up call :dunno: can't never relax or something..sigh.. anyway..
When i was doing my hair today i thought of you going to the hairdresser(i only go to the hairdresser when i need a touch-up,every 6 wks..i wash and color myself) we're gonna be pretty for Sunday :high: well, the whole weekend is a busy time for me.I've got to help carry a Cross on Friday( a reenactment of the stations that Christ walked) which should be very interesting since I've never done this reenactment before, something Friday night then Sunday. Don't know what color I'm gonna wear Sunday yet..might wear blue and white.

04-20-2011, 04:41 PM
Wow! You're all so good at replying to everyone! (I totally stink at that sorry)

I just wanted to stop in and say I'm up a lil bit at 262.0 but it's my own dang fault that I keep being so out of control and chowing down on bad food at night. I just need to be stronger.

I hope everyone has an amazing day! :D

04-20-2011, 05:41 PM
Ona -- Thank you :) Sorry about the unexpected gain. Don't worry you've totally got this thing covered. You'll probably see a little whoosh tomorrow. :hug:

Aimee -- No nap, but I'm planning on a nice hot shower and then watching Survivor in bed. :)

Bulletproof -- Yum, well you have to take advantage of Grandma's treats when the opportunity arises! I miss my Grandma's applecrisp, yum!

Mandy -- I'm glad the headache has gone and took half a pound with it! Have you started your bracelet yet? Are you sharing your progress pictures?

Coondocks -- 165.8 is awesome! Try not to let S. determine how you will feel. Handle it like the civil adult you are and you'll feel good about how you conducted yourself when you look back later. I know how hard it can be to go through a breakup and all the heartache of what the kids go through. :hug:

Kukkie -- Sorry about your gain and the difficult situation at work. :(

Rennie -- Thank you! Amazing loss for you; what a whoosh!! is there a zoom smilie? Nope, well here's a woohoo for you! :woohoo:

Diana -- Thanks! I hope I'll sleep well tonight. I set a new exercise goal for myself -- to walk at least 40k in April, so I plan to walk a little after dinner, even if it's just 1km and I'm hoping the exercise will wear me out a bit more so that I will get to sleep earlier. It's likely I'll still be up through the night...DS is a bed wetter and we've ordered a new alarm to help condition him to wake when he has to pee, and that means mom has to get up as well. :) I don't mind so much considering how great he felt after his successes last night (wet twice, but woke up twice too!)

Ilidawn -- What about just allotting more of your calories for the evening if that's when you find you have the most difficulty?

04-20-2011, 06:32 PM
i have not started my bracelet yet. the actual bracelet is going to be my reward for getting 20lbs off. THIS (http://www.amazon.com/Sterling-Silver-Double-Chain-Bracelet/dp/B0038ALX6Y/ref=sr_1_7?s=jewelry&ie=UTF8&qid=1303334894&sr=1-7) was my choice and the price has gone down, yay! and i've been looking at the charms on www.evesaddiction.com because i LOVE their sterling silver jewelry (i prefer silver).

as far as progress pics, i will start posting them once i start seeing progress in them. the first one still makes me cry to look at. and i took that one at 292. i doubt i'll see much of a change from 292 to 280, but we'll see. :) the big test will be to see if my fiance notices any difference. last time he saw me i was 20lbs heavier.

04-20-2011, 08:02 PM
march 30 316

1: out of town
2: out of town
3: 318.8 up 2.8 pounds
4: 318.2 -.6 total +2.2
5: 317.6 -.6 total +1.6
6: 316.6 -1 total +.6
7: 317.4 +.8 total +1.4
8: 317 -.4 total +1
9: 319.2 +2.2 total 3.2
10: 318.2 -1 total +2.2
11: 315.8 -2.4 total -.2
12: 313.6 -2.2 total -2.4
13: 316..4 +2.8 total +.4
14: 315 -1.4 total -1
15: 314 -1 total -2
16: 313.6 -.4 total -2.4
17: 313.2 -.4 total -2.8
18: 312.2 -1 total -3.8
19: 311.6 -.6 total -4.4
20: 310.4 -1.2 total -5.6

04-20-2011, 08:16 PM
Mandy -- I love silver too. I have a Pandora bracelet and I'm going to add to it each time I lose 10lbs now...which means I'm due for one this weekend! Don't be too disappointed if your fiance doesn't notice yet, I found people didn't notice my losses at all until 30-40lbs...it was frustrating, but then it's also like your own little secret :)

04-20-2011, 08:22 PM
Wow today has been a hectic day for me. Car to the shop, gym, guy over to do estimates on repairs to the house, work on dog proofing the fence, house cleaning. The only times I have had time to come here we have had no power and so I wasn't able to, lol. I'm also exhausted from lack of sleep last night, thank you tornadoes. We didn't get anything more than some downed tree branches, and only small ones at that, but the darn sirens and my DH's panic kept me awake most of the night. I am down .6 to 176.8, that was surprising with the lack of sleep, but I won't complain.

Ona - Barring rare occurrences, the only things I do in the evenings are zumba or krav maga. Those are not normal workouts to me, they are fun activities which happen to be awesome workouts.

Angie - You would think that you'd at least wear the same size if it's the same brand. It doesn't work of course, but you would think. I have pants that the only difference is the color and the black ones fit me differently from the camo and the pinstripe ones - same brand, same size, same style. :congrat: on the 60 milestone!

Diana - Congrats on the one pants leg! That is awesome. Hopefully you have it figured out with the broccoli.

Vixsin - Wow what a whoosh! :yay:

Mandy - I bet he will see the difference.

04-20-2011, 09:17 PM
Bulletproof - that isn't too bad of a gain for cookies!

Coondocks - yikes! Sorry to hear your week is so stressful :( Hopefully he's not around for the long weekend, so you can relax a bit! AND did you see the weather this weekend? 15-16 degrees! Summer! Summer! Summer!!

Kukkie - Sorry to hear about your Exec, can't imagine writing that memo! Great job with planning for your day.

love2B - I got a cream that supposed to help reduce the muffin top, seems a little crazy that a cream could do that.. but since it was free and costs nearly 70 dollars to buy, I'm going to give 'er a go! And uhm.. holy @(#$ that's an AMAZING whoosh!!! Congrats :D

Diana - I sure can't wait for maintenance, :lol: I think I have to embrace the amount of time it's going to take me to lose 97 pounds, that might be my mental block. What size are you in now? I can see how you'd fit yourself into one pant leg. At 273 I was in a size 20, I'm thinking that's pretty odd when I look at other people's stats.

Angie - still sounds like a relaxing night! Have you seen Happy Endings? I watched the first one last week, it was cute. They have all new episodes on tonight, I'm such a sucker for the 30 minute "comedy" shows.

I did weigh this morning, just forgot to come back! I was down .8 to 257.1, so close to 256! Maybe not tomorrow since I have to get up at a silly time, but soon! :D


04-20-2011, 10:47 PM
Angie I have really upped my cardio this week. I have also been sleeping better. I wonder if there is a correlation? I hope you sleep well tonight.

k0nfyo0zed Nice bracelet!

reptogirl Congrats on your 1.2 pounds.

FitGirlyGirl Congrats on the .6. I hope it's the broccoli and I can move on with my life! :lol: This has been going on since last Summer. That's too long!

Aimee My jeans range in size from 8, 10, & 12. I have always carried my weight in my lower body. When I gain, it all goes below the waist and above the knees. That area really balloons out.

04-21-2011, 01:45 AM
Angie I usually only have time to eat at night so that works

04-21-2011, 03:49 AM
Hey :wave:
Stayed the same - what is this? :dunno:

04-21-2011, 08:08 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Calories for yesterday: 1440 (not really sure :?: high sodium, though)

Weigh In: 148.4

Up: .4

ETA: TTOM just started. Here's the good thing, it seems that it is regulated to start when it's suppose to. Now here's hoping that goes on for the correct amount of time, too.

04-21-2011, 08:19 AM
Good morning!! It's my Friday! Definitely looking forward to this weekend, 2 paid days off :D Today is going to be extra long, but.. it'll be worth it!!

Diana - I hate knee weight, such a weird thing to say, but it drives me crazy! You've really had an amazing journey so far, I wonder if you even look like the same person?

And with that.. I am off to work! Have a lovely day!


04-21-2011, 09:18 AM
Hey! I'm down another 1.2 to 212.4 today...I was totally expecting a .2 or .4 today after 3 days of bigger losses. Back for personals in a while.

04-21-2011, 09:18 AM
Starting (late)
12.225.5 (-.5)
13.225 (-.5)
14.224.5 (-.5)
15.224 (-.5) Didn't eat to well yesterday. Had two slices of pizza for dinner and I didn't do as much exercise as I normally do.
16.( didn't weight in, to many activities and bad eating this weekend)
18. 224.5 (+.5)
19. 223 (-1.5) GO ME!
20. 221.5 (-1.5) This is crazy town!
21. 221 (-.5)

04-21-2011, 09:53 AM
Hi Friends! I'm down .4 today.

Aimee - enjoy your weekend.
FitGirlyGirl - I didn't get much sleep either. The storms kept my youngest awake and she kept me awake.
Angie and Mandy - Don't forget Etsy. They have some wonderful artists on there. I have my next bead already picked out and can't wait. I bought my second one at Kohl's last weekend. They were still having their 55% off sale.

Not much exciting happening for me today. Lot's of work to get through. Taking MIL to the doctor. Going to Ladies Bible study this evening.

Have a great on-plan day.

04-21-2011, 10:56 AM
165 today, down another .8 and 1 lb close to my all time low. I'm still so unsure how I feel about it, I don't think I should be loosing at all, my eating has been horrible, or lack of it actually.
On a side note, I was able to make some progress with S. we sat and talked like civil adults for almost 2 hours last night and he did something I have never seen - He apologised for the things he did wrong that caused the friction we have. I take my part in it, always have, but I've never heard him take responsibility for anything he's done. It's no where near good and I'm a little more confused than ever because now I have that back of my mind thought "Can we be friends down the road like we used to"
Sigh . . . . moving on.

Aimee - I CAN NOT WAIT to put away my wool coat. I need a good evening on a patio with some drinks, friends and general shananigans. This weekend may just be the weekend to start. Hope you have a good one, doing anything with the family for easter?

Kukkie - Holding strong lady, be proud of yourself!!

Diana - 148 WOW!! I find it so funny that I'm the same way with jeans, I can go from a tight(ok really tight) 8 up to a 12 comfortably. How odd, I wonder if there will ever be a standard size across brands.

Love - So good to see you back and what a great whoosh!!

Angie - Thanks for the words Angie, I'm trying to remember that I am better than being angry and spiteful, it'll hurt no one but me and I don't want that. I could use a nice nap too though :p

Repro - You're doing so well this month! So happy for you :)

Ona - Stay strong on your path, you know what your doing and a little blip wont slow you down. Throw down with those pounds!!

Breakfast meeting this morning and I completely forgot about it, ugh. I love breakfast for dinner, don't get me wrong, but the smell of bacon still maeks me want to hurl. :o
BBL to catch up with everyone else!

04-21-2011, 11:33 AM
thanks for the tip rhonda!!

cause i get to buy my bracelet this weekend if the scale stays the same or goes down tomorrow!!!

279.5! a drop of 1.1lbs! TOM's still hanging around, but I feel like all the bloat that came with is gone. i actually *felt* lighter on my feet yesterday, it was so weird. tomorrow should be the last day (short and light, my TOM doesn't hang around too long) so we'll see if another couple parts of a pound can disappear. i don't know how accurate this measure is though, since i'm weighing in a couple hours early.

i was so excited to see 279 that i jumped off the scale and came straight here to post! now i need to go shower and get ready to go to the courthouse to obtain a marriage license and then to church with the hubby to be!

ya'll have a great day! :D

04-21-2011, 11:35 AM
Wow Diana I remember the lip swellings a couple of times ... but all over wow. I also remember you going to the doctor and them not being much help. I sure hope you get things sorted out. But you know I think just like with TOM when our bodies change we just can't take what we use to, seems everything has some type of affect, (scratching my head)
.4 not bad for high sodium, :crossed: that TOM is as pleasant as can be :hug:

Thanks Ona I was on a roll. Now I am a roll at least I feel like it. I couldn't get enough to eat yesterday and when I picked up the oyster crackers I knew I was doomed. I can't eat oyster crackers by themselves they act like a hunger pill for me. Another thing added to my list of things not to buy anymore since I have NO control :)

Ona we go to a Resurrection play every year, really nice. Then afterwards they have a small carnival/egg hunt, the kids love it. I'll be in my black and white this Sunday as with every 4th Sunday. My feet will be screaming by 2pm. :)

ilidawn, I had one of those afternoons/evenings yesterday. Nothing I ate after 3pm was good for me except for green beans. We'll get the strength one day :) :hug:

Thanks Angie :woohoo: 1.2lbs gone :high: I was actually shocked when I looked at the scale but thrilled. But like always I have to mess things up. I need a good :kickbutt: sometimes especially when I'm doing ... the kick will say, "this is what it feels like when and if you screw up". hehehe ... Then maybe I won't do it.
Both our girls were bedwetters, I use to wake them at 11pm or just before I went to bed and then again at around 2:30-3am because that's when I typically wake up. It worked well for our youngest girl but the oldest if I didn't wake up again to catch her before 6:30 you would never have known I got her up before. Best of luck to you with the alarm.

Mandy he'll notice :) and hopefully comment. It took my DH a while to comment and boy did I feel good when he did. :) I think your face changes before anything else really, just my opinion.

FitGirly good job on the .6 down. :) Hope today is less hectic for you :hug:

Thanks Aimee, Congrats on the .8 down :) I've always wanted to try the erase stretch marks cream. I would never wear a two piece swim suit and DH doesn't care but I hate that wrinkle/crease look/feel. Let me know how the cream works. I need to do something about the bra fat, IT'S SO UGLY. I find that all of the bras that have the wide bands are for bustier women and I don't fit in that category so that big bunch of skin just sits on top of my bra band, ughhhh ... ok I know you're thinking how did we get to this LOL :)

Repto congrats on the 1.2lbs gone :high:

Hi Star :wave: staying the same is better than a gain :)

Kiyoshima good job on the .5 down :)

Rhonda good job on the .4 down, enjoy your day :)

Thanks Coondocks, congrats on being so close to your all time low. :high: BIG :hug: for you regarding the situation with S. :hug:

Well caught up for now ... :D

I am up 1.4 from yesterday at 176.8. I don't know what my problem is, I do really well for 2-3 days then I mess up. Why is that? I sat in the same spot I am sitting in and ate and ate. Then I felt like I was stuffed and I was. Today will be better though. I have Zumba today and then my treadmill tonight. Hoping to be doing the :dance: soon. It's been a couple of days so that could be part of the 1.4 also. BBL

Have an OP day Everyone :grouphug:

04-21-2011, 11:38 AM
I'm up 1.2 to 178. I think it may be a TOM thing. I'm still not used to the idea of a normal cycle, so I'm not really sure when I should expect the water weight to start. Yesterday I finally got the leaky line to the fridge fixed and I have water running to my fridge again. It was such a simple thing, I don't know how hubby and I missed it. Oh well, it works now. Yay! I have water and ice, woohoo. :carrot::carrot::carrot:

04-21-2011, 12:23 PM
Insanely busy day for me. I've been on conference calls all morning. Only slept 4 hours last night... I think? And I have one insanely brutal headache going on - that's on and off for 3 days now I think... Despite all that, surprising whoosh this morning. Down 1.1 to 198.4! I'll take it :carrot:

04-21-2011, 12:34 PM
I need to do something about the bra fat, IT'S SO UGLY. I find that all of the bras that have the wide bands are for bustier women and I don't fit in that category so that big bunch of skin just sits on top of my bra band, ughhhh ... ok I know you're thinking how did we get to this LOL :)

Ok I thought I was the only one!! I hate that about my bras, and its so hard to explain to most since they just figure "Wider band, that'll work" well not so much when you can practically fit a training bra again :/

04-21-2011, 12:41 PM
:wave: Everybody..:lol: I've been typing I'm up for the past couple of days until that's how i started off this post :lol: Anyway..I almost forgot to WI this morning..i had 1 boiled egg,cup of milk then remembered. Down.2 to 192.4. I know that little bit of food couldn't have made that big of a difference..but every oz is so important for my Psyche. :D I'm sweating,eating on plan so that's all i can do.I know my body will release more weight soon.geez..6 or 7 sf fudgesicles could not have done that much damage :?:

Love,you've identified what you're triggers are and are adjusting very well i think.To me this is an ever learning process.You've got your head in the game so you can't help but lose.That's nice you guys have a program.:) There's just so much going on at my Church,Sister/brothers/cousins Church :dizzy: and everybody wants me to precipitated in stuff with them :dizzy:I'll do the best i can :dunno: I sure hope i lose some weight out this deal cause i don't know when I'm gonna have time to eat :lol: but i will get up to exercise :D

Diana,glad your TTOM has started to seem regular :)

Go Angie,Go :cheer: :woohoo: you're beating that fat down :yay:

Coon,you're on strong women and handling your weight and life stuff excellent :hug:


Rhonda .4 :cp: have a good day! :)

Roxy,glad you've got water and ice now :cp: yeah,that has to be cause of TOM cause you've been killing it w/the exercsie :)

Mandy,:congrat: on seeing 279 :cp: have a great day, it's all so exciting :love:

:wave: Aimee,have a great day :)

Bulletproof Heart
04-21-2011, 01:27 PM
Quick post down .2 to 265 again! Congrats to everyone that had a loss and have a good day!!

04-21-2011, 04:25 PM
Mandy Congrats on your 1.1lb gone :)

FitGirly is TOM will always keep us wondering ... just when we think we know all about our cycle it'll change on us :) (shaking my head) You know it's amazing to me how before how we use ice trays and water from the faucet now we solely use the fridge. :D We are so spoiled, hehehe

Kukkie Congrats on the 1.1 gone :) sorry about the headache, I'm sure it's just stress ... tell it to be gone :hug:

Coondocks no you are not alone. Maybe we can invent the perfect bra for us :D I don't know if I've ever told you all the story about my daughter when she was about 8. She came in the bathroom and I was doing my hair. I had on a bra and my jeans ... she says Mommy has 6 boobs she was talking about the two in the back :( Kids :rofl:

Ona good job on the .2 gone ... I say something is better than nothing and staying the same is much better than a gain :) Fight on!! Hopefully neither of us will let the day (Sunday) get away from us and not eat and then go crazy in the evening. I know I'll get breakfast but no snack and lunch will be late and I'll be hungry :crossed: for us ahead of time :)

Bullet good job on the .2 gone :)

I have got to figure out what to do in the afternoons. I meant to sprinkle some flaxseed on the salad for lunch but I forgot. I want something else to eat but I don't think I'm hungry ... I just want something!!! Does that make any sense??? :?:

04-21-2011, 04:46 PM
March 31:186.6

April goal: to reach the 170's!

1: 185.2
2: 185.2
3: 184.8
4: 184.2
5: 183.0
6: 183.0
7: 183.0
8: 182.8
9: 182.0
10: 182.8
11: 183.4
12: 183.8
13: 184.0 TOM
14: 183.8 TOM
15: 183.0 TOM
16: 186.6 TOM
17: 185.6 TOM
18: 183.6 TOM
19: 183.6
20: 182.0
21: 181.0

Hola Chicas!

So TOM knocked me off my pace, but I have recovered. I have two more lbs to go to my April goal of being in the 170's! I am still OP and doing more Yoga. No running for me for awhile - I do miss it though! :)

I wish I had time for personals, but I am getting 300 computers ready to deploy between now and the end of May and it is really keeping me busy! Hopefully I can participate more during the summer because I miss being able to post here everyday and talk to you all! I do read everyones posts, I just dont get time to post back! :( But I am still here, thanks for thinking of me Angie! :)

Everyone is doing so well, even with the set backs, we can recognize what is wrong, correct it, and move forward!

Rennie, you are doing great...just keep getting back up after your stumbles! Be resolved to stick to plan, stay away from the goodies! :) Right now, I would kill for any kind of carb...any kind! But if I want to rid myself of this fat, I need to stay away from it (for now). :) ((((HUGS)))) hang in there, you can do it too!

Have a great OP day everyone and stay focused - you are worth every effort and sacrifice! :hug:


04-21-2011, 05:26 PM
Leah good to see you :hug: I am so trying. I almost finished a full two weeks of SB but not having any carbs was killing me. I just got the new book SB Supercharged. I haven't started reading it yet but I'm gonna try again but with a carb. I think that's the only way I can do it. ... :)

even with the set backs, we can recognize what is wrong, correct it, and move forward!

stay focused - you are worth every effort and sacrifice!

I think I am gonna make me a book of 3FC member quotes ... you Ladies are the best and always have the right words to say :grouphug:

04-21-2011, 05:50 PM
Congrats to everyone who've lost weight and stay positive those who haven't.

I'm not going to really care about my weight the next few days..I just had to put my beloved hamster down today after finding out last night he was majorly sick (my roomie had him in his room so I hadn't been checking him daily..which I regret). It just knocked me down hard because he developed a tumor in his jaw and it just gave me flashbacks to my mom because she died of a tumor in her jaw as well. Not a good day for me but I'm wishing everyone else the best!

04-21-2011, 07:49 PM
Aimee -- I haven't seen Happy Endings, I like comedies though (Modern Family is my new fave show) so I'll have to PVR it :) Enjoy your 2 days off!

Diana -- Sorry about the .4 (and TTOM) but it's probably just a result of your Japanese outing, it'll be gone soon.

Rhonda -- Thanks, I'll check out Etsy. Congrats on your .4 :)

Coon -- Good job on the .8, you must be doing something right. I'm glad you made some progress in talking with S.

Mandy -- Congrats on your 1.1! You've earned your bracelet! Oh, getting your marriage license..how exciting :love: :yay:

Rennie - Thanks! The bed wetting alarm seems to be working pretty well so far. Previously we were doing the method you mentioned, but even after peeing at 8:00, 10:00 and 12:00 he'd be wet again if I didn't catch him again before 4:00 a.m.

Roxy -- Sorry about the gain. I :LOVE: my water/ice thingy on the fridge :) :)

Kukkie -- Congrats on the whoosh!

Ona -- Congrats on your .2! You're headed back in the right direction...could just be a little plateau you hit, I doubt the s/f fudgesicles made all that difference too.

Bulletproof -- Congrats on your .2!

Leah -- Good to see you! I'm trying to work in some yoga too to give me a little variety in my exercise. I used to be quite flexible but not so much anymore, I need more practice. Sounds like you're doing great, good luck reaching your goal this month!

Ilidawn -- Oh, I'm sorry about your hamster! :hug:

04-21-2011, 11:41 PM
Thanks everyone for the well wishes. All is good now, and I am back OP. I really think that this thread is helping me sooo much in that regard. I was up 3.2 lbs for 4 days to 248.2. Yesterday I was very good about my sodium and I ate asparagus, so today I am down 3.4! I was so excited to see 244 on the scale this morning. I hope it is at least the same or lower tomorrow.

Ilidawn So sorry about all you're going through. :hug:

Lovetobe150 I find myself wanting to eat sometimes no matter how much I eat. I think it may happen when I forget my vitamins a couple of days in a row.

04-22-2011, 12:08 AM
ilidawn sorry for your loss :hug:

Angie Glad it's working. I wish I could stop myself from waking up so much to go potty ... it drives DH crazy some nights ... :)

Kallis :crossed: for a great weigh in tomorrow :) I started taking B-12 last week and I forgot until today. Not sure why I remembered but I'm gonna pay attention and see if there is a difference. That or the lack of my Pepsi Max, I just hate to open them takes me about four days to drink a 20oz bottle, such a waste (it goes flat)

My calories today are 1521
88.9 ozs of water
32ozs green tea one with a half teaspoon of cinnamon
30 minutes at Curves (circuit w/zumba) and 20 minutes on the treadmill

Hoping for a good weigh in tomorrow :) Night all :grouphug:

04-22-2011, 04:11 AM
Morning ladies :wave:
Beautiful sunshine here at the moment. Painted the patio with protective stone cleaner (we have around 100 m2 of patio....) I sure can feel it in the backs of my legs. Demon trainer (DT!!) would love that :lol:He gave me a workout to do over the hols - well I did it but felt crippled :rofl: supposed to do it again today :dizzy:
Weight wise had a funny week - lost nothing since Saturday, then today down 1.4 :woohoo: i sometimes wonder if our bodies hold onto the weight in preparation for losing it (if you see what I mean !!)
Very excited as my BMI is now 25.15 sooooo close to being "normal" however I am 10lbs from goal, and am beginning to think I could just go a little more and get under 150. :dunno: we'll see.
Have a really great day, enjoy your successes and understand the gains :)

04-22-2011, 08:01 AM
Good Morning and TGIF! :wave: :dance: :yay: Have a Blessed Day!

Calories for yesterday: 1440

Weigh In: 149.2

Up: .8 (Ah the joys of TTOM!)

04-22-2011, 09:01 AM
Morning! I'm up 1.6 today, but I know it's about sodium as it was through the roof yesterday, and little sleep. Overall I'm still on plan for calories. As previous fighting sodium with sodium experiments have not worked, and it seems that fighting sodium with exercise does work, I'm going to go with that and hit the treadmill after I finish up here. Good way to start the long weekend. (It's a holiday here today.)

Starbrite -- Congrats on the 1.4

Diana -- Sorry about the TOM gain. I think what I find most frustrating about that (when it happens to me) is that sometimes I closely follow my plan and manage to lose weight during TTOM, and then other times I do the exact same, but end up gaining; it's just so unpredictable. :rolleyes:

04-22-2011, 09:34 AM
Hi Friends! Happy Good Friday!

I'm down .6 today.

Leah - so glad you were able to check-in. Sounds like life is pretty hectic for you lately.
ilidawn - I'm so sorry about your little hamster.
Kalllismom - Glad to hear that you're back on track.
love2b150 - Phase 1 of SB is a bear! Do you eat a daily portion of beans/legumes and drink a little milk? That will help with the sugar detox and the SB "flu." Once you hit phase 2 and add some of the starches and fruits back into your day, it gets so much easier.
Starbrite - You are so close to goal!
Angie - sodium is evil.

After work today, Hubby and I are picking up some more mulch for the flower beds. I think I have him persuaded to also edge and mulch around the back deck. :) I hope the nursery has their annual shipment of wave petunias. I'd love to plant my window boxes tomorrow, too. I'm also toying with painting the front door red. Tomorrow evening, we are going to a special Easter service at church. Sunday...I think I'm going to have 1 off-plan meal. I think my head is in the right place to jump right back on track.

Have a great on-plan day!

04-22-2011, 09:46 AM
good morning everyone! TOM is gone and he took a bunch of weight with him! woo!

this morning's weigh in was 278.2. down 1.3lbs! for a loss this week of 4.2lbs.

time to change my ticker. and it's pay day so i get to buy my bracelet! yay!

everyone have a fantastic day!

04-22-2011, 10:22 AM
Happy Good Friday Everyone :wave:

Down .4 to 192.0 with a new NSV..got my mentality back to full speed and have started back doing something in the afternoons :cp:

Love,afternoons are tough but you'll figure out a plan for sure.You're determined and focused :) Thanks,we're gonna be just fine cause we know it's just one day, we have control of our eating now, know how to make good choices now and have worked too hard to eat like we're crazy(we have a different mindset now)We will stay focused on the meaning of the day. :)

Angie,you've identified the culprit and that's great i think.Remember when we use to just eat and not think about it ;) you're doing great :) thanks.Hope DS is feeling better.:)

:wave: Leah

Starbrite,congrats on the 1.4!

Rhonda,great job on the .6 :cp: A red door should be pretty.A houses door changes the whole complexity of it i think.I've been meaning to paint mine a dark gray for awhile..sigh..I'll get around to it soon :) That yard work will be great exercise :) heads in the right place :high: love that attitude :carrot:

Kallismom,great job on the 3.4 :bravo: can't keep a strong women down :yay:

KUKKie,congrats on the 1.1 yesterday :cp: sorry we were posting at the same time yesterday and i just saw your post :o

ilidawn,sorry for your loss :hug: at least try and make the best choices possible :hug:

Bullet,great job on the .2 :cp: you know i was thinking of you in my sleep :o you're doing such an excellent job,if you just stay focus like you are,think of where you'll be by Christmas time :love: keep giving it all you've got :sumo:

04-22-2011, 10:26 AM
164.6 this morning. Back to ticker weight and right before easter weekend . . .grrrr.
Little more relaxed about the personal situation, i don't full trust his sincerety, but I was given closure to move on. Sucks major balls right now that I have to figure out how to move on my own with a child to the place I'll be happiest and he will thrive in, but such it goes. If I can suport3 people in 2 provinces, I can support 2 people in 1 right?

Ill BBL for personals as I see I now have a lovely piece of peanut butter art on my walls LOL

04-22-2011, 10:34 AM
No change for me today, still 178. That's better than going further up. If it is a TOM thing then I hope he hurries up so he can hurry up and be gone too. I am excited today because the guy who is going to be doing the work to my house to get it ready for the adoption homestudy is starting today. I am also going to be doing a bunch of yard work while he is working on other stuff. Right now I'm off to pump some iron.

Happy Friday everyone!

04-22-2011, 11:02 AM
march 30 316

1: out of town
2: out of town
3: 318.8 up 2.8 pounds
4: 318.2 -.6 total +2.2
5: 317.6 -.6 total +1.6
6: 316.6 -1 total +.6
7: 317.4 +.8 total +1.4
8: 317 -.4 total +1
9: 319.2 +2.2 total 3.2
10: 318.2 -1 total +2.2
11: 315.8 -2.4 total -.2
12: 313.6 -2.2 total -2.4
13: 316..4 +2.8 total +.4
14: 315 -1.4 total -1
15: 314 -1 total -2
16: 313.6 -.4 total -2.4
17: 313.2 -.4 total -2.8
18: 312.2 -1 total -3.8
19: 311.6 -.6 total -4.4
20: 310.4 -1.2 total -5.6
21: 310.6 +.2 total -5.4
will be back later to actually do todays weigh in, didn't get a chance to get online yesterday

04-22-2011, 11:05 AM
Hi Gang.

Sorry I was MIA yesterday. I had a morning. I walked out of my house to find that I had 4 slashed tires! :yikes: So after a rather stressful and expensive morning, I managed to turn the day around and still make it to our plans to go rollerskating with friends. :yay: Went out for pizza afterwards and I had a grilled chicken salad and 4 bites of some really BAD pizza and after the morning I had, I treated myself to 1 bottle of a raspberry smirnoff ice wine cooler kind of thing. YUM!!! :love: I totally deserved that!!!

Later on, I did some dancing and I am SO sore today, it is ridiculous!!! I bounced up from my low to 197.0 yesterday and bounced up some more today to 197.6. I was expecting it so I'm not bothered by it at all. My legs are seriously sore. Still going to the gym today because I know I won't get there tomorrow so I need to get there TWICE this week! :lol: I've been sticking to my plan like glue this week because of it!!! Anywho, nothing to major tonight. I think I'll break it up with a nice, easy elliptical workout to get it going and then walk it out on the treadmill. Just something to get the blood moving in my legs and loosen them up today.

There's no way, I'll get caught up from yesterday but I'll make sure to read all the posts! :hug:

Missed you guys!

04-22-2011, 11:24 AM
march 30 316

1: out of town
2: out of town
3: 318.8 up 2.8 pounds
4: 318.2 -.6 total +2.2
5: 317.6 -.6 total +1.6
6: 316.6 -1 total +.6
7: 317.4 +.8 total +1.4
8: 317 -.4 total +1
9: 319.2 +2.2 total 3.2
10: 318.2 -1 total +2.2
11: 315.8 -2.4 total -.2
12: 313.6 -2.2 total -2.4
13: 316..4 +2.8 total +.4
14: 315 -1.4 total -1
15: 314 -1 total -2
16: 313.6 -.4 total -2.4
17: 313.2 -.4 total -2.8
18: 312.2 -1 total -3.8
19: 311.6 -.6 total -4.4
20: 310.4 -1.2 total -5.6
21: 310.6 +.2 total -5.4
22: 310.8 +.2 total -5.2
guess my body is taking a little break from losing weight, i haven't changed anything i am doing, but it had been going fast, so i had to expect

04-22-2011, 12:24 PM
March 31:186.6

April goal: to reach the 170's!

1: 185.2
2: 185.2
3: 184.8
4: 184.2
5: 183.0
6: 183.0
7: 183.0
8: 182.8
9: 182.0
10: 182.8
11: 183.4
12: 183.8
13: 184.0 TOM
14: 183.8 TOM
15: 183.0 TOM
16: 186.6 TOM
17: 185.6 TOM
18: 183.6 TOM
19: 183.6
20: 182.0
21: 181.0
22: 181.2

Drive by weigh in....zoom, zoom! ;)

Have a great OP day everyone!

04-22-2011, 06:34 PM
Anyone else having issues getting on here today? Took me hours!!

Scale was down .3 this morning, 256.8 this morning.

I'm scared to try and scroll back to do personals since it took me so long to get on here today! I'll try later :D


04-22-2011, 06:45 PM
Just to keep myself accountable - I did my promised treadmill time after I logged out of here this morning, so added 2 more km. to my total. Will try to do a bit more tomorrow...I think exercise is called for each day this weekend!

Rhonda -- I'm so jealous of your gardening plans. I'd like to get to that this weekend, but I think it's not very likely to happen, too much running and visiting to do. Maybe on Monday :)

Mandy -- Congratulations on your whoosh! I hope you'll be able to post a pic of any charms you get :)

Ona -- Congrats on your .4 Yes, I find I'm much more conscious and consciencious about what I eat now. I can have 'sometimes foods' (how they describe junk food in my DS's kindergarten class :) ) but I have to plan for them, and they really have to be sometimes. DS is feeling a lot better today, we visited with his cousins and then met his friend at the movies to see RIO, which he loved. He's chilling out now watching Sponge Bob -- in a 6yr old's world, this has been a great day!

Coondocks - Congratulations on getting back to your ticker weight! Yes, you can do it; soon I hope you will start to feel as empowered and motivated to change as I did following making the decision to move forward on my own.

Roxy -- Good job holding steady. I didn't realize you were pursuing adoption, that's so exciting, congratulations!

Vixsin -- Sorry about the rotten day yesterday!

Leah, Reptogirl :wave:

04-23-2011, 12:47 AM
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04-23-2011, 04:32 AM
Wow Diana you are so stunning ! You are super slim too :)
WTG !!

Stayed the same, not sure whats going on- entered a new phase of lose and rest perhaps ? :rofl:

04-23-2011, 07:54 AM
Starting (late)
12.225.5 (-.5)
13.225 (-.5)
14.224.5 (-.5)
15.224 (-.5) Didn't eat to well yesterday. Had two slices of pizza for dinner and I didn't do as much exercise as I normally do.
16.( didn't weight in, to many activities and bad eating this weekend)
18. 224.5 (+.5)
19. 223 (-1.5) GO ME!
20. 221.5 (-1.5) This is crazy town!
21. 221 (-.5)
22. 223 (+2) It was my 30th birthday!! But I think I did to much celebrating the day before. But I was moving out of my old apartment and into my new. There are a lot of stairs and no elevator in my new place. Also the whole neighborhood is completely walkable so I was walking everywhere that day.
23. 221(-2) Told you I did a lot of walking a lifting!

04-23-2011, 09:34 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

I did some major cardio yesterday, like 2 hours! I had some extra time and I wanted to do extra because I will be eating more tomorrow.

I have mentioned this, probably every month :o, that I have issues sleeping during TTOM. I have read that this is not unusual and it's a hormonal thing. Anyways, this week I have slept well, but it's TTOM. I wonder if my sleeping better this week is a result of the extra cardio that I have been doing? I am going to see how it goes the rest of this TTOM. I might have to do extra cardio every month.

Starbrite Thank you. :hug:

Kiyoshima Look at you! 2 pounds is awesome!

Calories for yesterday: 1440

Weigh In: 148

Down: 1.2

04-23-2011, 09:49 AM
So it's official, I'm sold that exercise is the key to me losing weight. I'm down 2.2 to 211.8 today -- what a relief after the huge sodium gain yesterday!

Diana - You look FABULOUS! (Please say this the way Billy Crystal did in the 80's) What a huge difference, and I think you look great in fuchsia! Congrats on your whoosh today!!

Kiyoshima -- Congrats on your whoosh too! You are really on a roll :)

04-23-2011, 09:52 AM
So it's official, I'm sold that exercise is the key to me losing weight. I'm down 2.2 to 211.8 today -- what a relief after the huge sodium gain yesterday!

Angie Thank you. :hug: What was your exercise regimen yesterday? Great job on the 2.2 pounds!

04-23-2011, 10:31 AM
178 even for the third day in a row. I don't get how I can be exactly the same 3 days in a row, but ok, if it says so, lol. The guys got just tons of stuff done here yesterday. They are coming back today. They rock! It means I will miss zumba this morning because most of the really heavy projects left to do are inside and they don't like to be in the house if one of us isn't here. Hubby is working, so no zumba for me today. That's ok, my future kiddo is soooo much more important than one day's worth of zumba.

Vixsin - I am so sorry about your tires. Do you have any idea who did it or why? I'm glad you were still able to have fun later.

Angie - We are actually trying to adopt a foster child (or children). I would like to have a pregnancy, but I don't know if that will ever happen and I'm ok with that. These kids are already here and they need homes.

Diana - Wow! You look great. I agree with Angie, that is a great color for you.

04-23-2011, 10:32 AM
:wave: good Morning everyone!

Down .2 to 191.8... hope i see 191 again tomorrow, haven't had a BM so i should :crossed: yesterday was so inspiring :love: there were about 50 people, we all walked around the neighborhood,singing designated songs, moments of silence when instructed.. while stopping at 15 different location( while the priest read what happened at that particular spot where Jesus stopped on his way to the cross) switching to a designated cross bearer for the next station.There was a van following us that was passing out water and for older people/any one who couldn't walk.It was so emotional to see some older people on their canes,get out the van just to participate in a station then get back in the van :)

And out of all the people,the organizer came up to ME and asked would i carry the cross at station 7 :o (while everyone was waiting in the sanctuary for it to start ) how could i say no :dunno: i said i never did this before.so she explained and it wasn't so hard :) The TV news crew were there,police escorts and men to stop the traffic :) We walked about and 1 and 1/2 so it wasn't so bad. I've been singing those songs in my sleep :D at the track :D it was very nice :D

Wow Diana,you look marvelous!!! you look so much younger.You go girl :high: thanks for sharing the pictures :hug: I don't know why you thought that you didn't take good pictures.well,maybe like me before losing the weight :o but girl take as many as you can cause you look good. :) yes!!! from my experience,cardio makes me want to sleep all the time.I just finished an hour and 1/2 and am really for a nap :lol: then will do it all again tonight and sleep for about 10 hours :D

Great job on the 2.2 Angie :cp: :woohoo: a Revelation :carrot: go for what you know :carrot:

04-23-2011, 10:41 AM
FitGirlyGirl Thank you. Holding steady isn't bad. Keep your focus. Your body is doing things that you don't realize. I agree, Zumba can wait.

Ona Your day yesterday sounded very inspiring and emotional. :hug: Thank you about my picture. That picture was better than the others DH took. He doesn't even let me know he is getting ready to take it. I don't even get a chance to have a nice smile. He makes me nuts sometimes. Congrats on the .2

04-23-2011, 10:53 AM
Thanks Diana :hug: people get so tried of me wanting them to take my picture until I've learned how to just hold the camera up to a mirror,bathroom mirror and take my own picture :cool: then i can play with different poses and not be in a hurray cause my people rush me.

Stay focused Roxy,your body will release some weight soon.It has too cause you're on plan and exercising.That's really nice to adopt:) My sister adopted a boy.

04-23-2011, 11:23 AM
Hi Friends! I'm down .8 today.

Onami - What a wonderful experience!
Diana - you look beautiful, girlfriend! You are such an inspiration.

Today, I had planned on helping Hubby with some more mulching. My oldest has a horrible earache, so looks like I'll be sitting at the walk-in clinic instead. I did buy some wave petunias and will be planting my window boxes sometime this weekend.

Our oven element went out and we haven't been able to find a replacement. Guess we might be going out for Easter dinner. Who knows. This might be a good thing.

Have a great on-plan day.

04-23-2011, 11:36 AM
Rhonda Thank you. :hug: Congrats on the .8! I say go out for dinner and enjoy your day! That's what we are doing! :hug: for your little one. I hope he will start feeling better quickly.

04-23-2011, 11:50 AM
Back after taking DS to pick out an Easter gift -- he chose a scooter, which is good since I'll likely have to chase him around or run after him on it :)

Diana -- I'm just varying walking and run/walking on my treadmill. My goal is to do at least 2k each time, and anything above that is a bonus. I know that's not a lot compared to what some people do, but I think it's been helping me with the sodium issues -- I had movie popcorn yesterday and still lost 2.2! lol I've also decided to try yoga again, but I've only done one session so far (PVR'd the yoga on Oprah's new channel) as I prefer to do it alone, and I'm seldom alone. :)

Roxy -- Is it almost TOM for you again? Otherwise I'm not sure, but I do know if you stick to your eating plan and keep exercising the scale will have to budge sooner or later, and hopefully you'll be rewarded with a nice whoosh. I struggled with infertility too, but eventually we succeeded with the help of Clomid. If not we likely would have adopted too, I have a few friends who adopted too.

Ona -- Thanks! Congrats on your .2 :) That ceremony yesterday sounds very moving, I would love to see/experience that some day. I did have a revelation yesterday, about the exercise, but also about the fact that I can get below 200 and it might not be that long -- I don't think I really believed it before now.

Rhonda -- Good job on the .8! Tomorrow the dinner is going to be at our house, and my mom bought a spiral ham, which I've decided to do on the BBQ -- just thought I'd mention it as an option, instead of the oven. I read that you have to use indirect heat (put the ham on one side, but turn on the burner on the other side), and put tinfoil under it; leave the heat low at about 250, and cook 15-20 min per pound. Of course you could always do turkey on the BBQ too. Have fun with the gardening :)

Here are some Easter smilies from my DS, Cameron:


:easter::bunny::easter3::easter::easter2::egg::val 2::val3::val1::easter::bunny2:

04-23-2011, 11:58 AM
Ona - That ceremony sounds beautiful!

Angie - We have double and triple fertility issues. I have PCOS and a blocked tube, so it would take clomid and surgery at the least. His ex forced him to get a vasectomy and the reversal didn't work, so we'd have to do artificial with a donor. We still may do that at some point when I am healthier, but I don't know, all of our youngins may be adopted.

04-23-2011, 12:01 PM
Oops, I forgot about the smilies!

Cameron These are from me to you! :D

:bunny2::bunny::easter2::egg::bunny2::easter3: :easter2: :easter:

Then to make him blush ;): A little Easter hug and smooch! :hug::val2:

04-23-2011, 12:08 PM
:rofl: Diana -- he loved that, and when I said the hug and smooch part he said 'aiyyy....aaiyyy...' and walked away blushing!

04-23-2011, 12:28 PM
:rofl: Diana -- he loved that, and when I said the hug and smooch part he said 'aiyyy....aaiyyy...' and walked away blushing!

Aww, that's too cute!

04-23-2011, 12:31 PM
good morning everyone!

hubby to be dragged me to IHOP last night at like 10pm after good friday church service and a short shopping trip! i whimpered and whined and had a mild panic attack, but eventually decided that the scale doesn't own my life, and hubby to be deserves to eat what he wants. so we went. i think it's a miracle i didn't gain 5lbs just breathing in the air. i ordered an egg white omelet with swiss cheese, turkey bacon, onions and green peppers. it came with a cup of seasonal fresh fruit. and i stole one of the fiance's pancakes, no butter!, just so i could have one.

unfortunately the late nite restaurant (sodium laden) eating, combined with the lack of sleep, and wonky weigh in time. i was up at 5 this morning, i did my weigh in at 11:15 after being at work for 5 hours (and after a bottle of water, and a pack of lance crackers). so i'm thinkin the fact that it's 278.9 (+0.7) is still pretty good. my schedule goes back to normal on monday... but that also means the hubby to be goes home :( 3 more weeks til the end of long distance mess... 4 more weeks until the wedding! (hoping to be 270... but not holding my breath)

Bulletproof Heart
04-23-2011, 01:37 PM
Ugh yesterday I couldnt get the site to load!!! So quick update then going to read all the other posts :lol: Im at 264 today :) Have a happy easter everyone!!!

04-23-2011, 01:42 PM
down .2 to 158.4

04-23-2011, 03:38 PM
March 31:186.6

April goal: to reach the 170's!

1: 185.2
2: 185.2
3: 184.8
4: 184.2
5: 183.0
6: 183.0
7: 183.0
8: 182.8
9: 182.0
10: 182.8
11: 183.4
12: 183.8
13: 184.0 TOM
14: 183.8 TOM
15: 183.0 TOM
16: 186.6 TOM
17: 185.6 TOM
18: 183.6 TOM
19: 183.6
20: 182.0
21: 181.0
22: 181.2
23: 179.4! GOAL!! Woo hoo!

Diana - You look AMAZING! I mean really what a transformation! :whoo: Fucshia is a great color on you!

Rhonda- Conrats on your .8! Sorry your stove is on the fritz, but a dinner out is always nice from time to time! I hope your son feels better soon!:hug:

Angie- Great loss hun! Hope your son has fun with his scooter and his mama gets a good work out chasing after him! :scooter:

Ona- Your day sounded wonderful! What an uplifting day you had! :angel:

Kiyoshima- Congrats on your 2 lbs! Way to go!:carrot:

Roxy- I hope your dreams for a family come true soon! Sounds like you and your hubby have a lot of love in your hearts! Kids change everything..so you are right, missing Zumba today is a small sacrifice, but SOO worth it!;)

Vixsin- Sorry to hear about the crappy start to your day. But it sounds like you turned that sucker around right away! :) It sounded so fun! :) I wish I could have a wine cooler! waaaaa!:stress: lol..

Well, Happy Easter weekend everyone!:easter2: The easter bunny came early and took 2lbs with him! EGG-CELLENT! hahaha!

Hippty, Hop....I am off to get some shopping done!:bunny2:

Kukkie, Coondocks and Aimee- :wave: Hi Girls! :hug:

Have a great OP day everyone!:hug:

04-23-2011, 03:52 PM
Lnoelparis Thank you! :hug: Look at you go! Awesome job!

Eclipse Congrats on the .2!

Bulletproof & Mandy Hi :wave:

04-23-2011, 05:03 PM
I'm down a bit to 197.2 (- .4). I'll take it. I woke up still kind of sore and there is no way I had enough water yesterday. :dunno: It'll all work out.

Had an amazing workout at the gym today. 35 mins on the treadmill for some serious incline walking and then 35 mins on the elliptical for a nice cardio burn. I feel good and I have my sights on trying to start to run again in May. it'll have to be slow at first, but as long as it's faster than a walk, I'll be fine. I just miss running so much and really loved it as my main cardio. Maxwell is at my sister's house for the day so I got the grocery shopping done and am on my way out now to shop a little to maybe find a nice shirt for tomorrow. Lately everyone has been commenting on my weight loss, so I thought it would be nice to try to find something new to wear. I have to confess that I am anxious but I am not going to let that stop me. :hug:

I will let you guys know how it goes!!! Wish me luck! :goodvibes:

Oh! Diana! AMAZING difference! You look fantastic! Much younger and vibrant! Go you!!! :high:

04-23-2011, 05:40 PM
Hi Everyone! I am holding steady today at 244 even. I'll take it, it's only .2 away from my goal for April. After last week, I am glad I didn't mess up all my efforts for the month.

Diana you look AMAZING!! You are definitely one of those people that look like you've NEVER been heavy! You give me hope!

Ona What a wonderful experience! I am gonna try to find it on youtube or something.

Roxy I hope that you and your DH are able to have your wishes for a baby met soon!:hug:

Vixsin Congrats on the .4!

Leah Congrats on getting to the 170s! :high:

Eclipse Cograts on the .2!

Mandy You made a wise choice at IHOP. That sodium will be gone soon, and so will more weight!

Bulletproof I was just noticing your stats for the month and you are doing AMAZING!!! WOO HOO YOU!

Everyone Else :wave:

04-23-2011, 07:26 PM
OMG - apparently I am completely selfish for wanting to achieve my goal - and how stupid am I for not seeing what everybody else thinks of me !! And I quote my BFF - not sure where that came from but it sure hurts!

04-23-2011, 08:32 PM
Vixsin Thank you. :hug: I like the younger and vibrant part. ;) Congrats on your .4 and the workout!

Kallismom Thank you! Everything is good as long as I keep my clothes on and don't go nekkid! :lol: If I decided to go nekkid, I will need a full body lift! :lol:

Starbrite Huh? What is going on? You are NOT selfish for wanting to achieve your goals! You keep doing what you've got to do! I totally support you on this! :hug:

04-23-2011, 09:46 PM
Hello Everyone,

Friday started out pretty well went to this really good Zumba class ... oh my goodness did the lady work us. My friend and I both were ready to quit 30 minutes in, but didn't want to chicken out. I got up weighing 175.0 which was a kick in the butt but again my fault.

This morning I woke up weighing 176.8 didn't get on the treadmill last evening and I think it really does make a difference for me. I have a tummy ache right now, haven't had a good BM and food smells are making me want to puke :( It's too early for TOM so maybe it's the junk that I have had today.(slap on the wrist since I know better) Next week the kids are out of school I do hope that I can convince myself to be an adult and not just eat everything that I see.

04-23-2011, 10:10 PM
.... catching up on personals :D

Star congrats on the 1.4 gone being 10lbs from goal YOU GO GIRL :high: ... Good for you on your BMI also can't wait to see a 2 in mine :)

Hi Diana :wave:

Angie I think the treadmill is key for me also :)

Rhonda good job on the .6 gone :) I'm gonna try to plan my meals for next week since it is my last chance to get to 170. I know I can do it. NO I wasn't doing the beans like I should and I didn't know until Ona told me that I could have dairy. I didn't read enough before I started. That's a :nono: :) Good for you on having a firm mind set for getting back on plan(wish it was me)

Mandy congrats on the 4.2 gone :high:

Ona good job on the .4 gone :) Congrats on your NSV. It's funny you should say You're determined and focused Thanks,we're gonna be just fine cause we know it's just one day, we have control of our eating now, know how to make good choices now and have worked too hard to eat like we're crazy(we have a different mindset now)We will stay focused on the meaning of the day. After I said to Rhonda I wish I had her mind set. PLEASE send those wonderful :goodvibe: this way. I sure do need them lately :hug:

Coondocks :hug: the peanut butter art broke the monotony :)

Gotta serve dinner (I know it's late but DH was cutting the grass so we wait) BBL to finish up :)

04-23-2011, 10:45 PM
Mandy - I don't let my hubby drag me to those places. I don't try to stop him, but I don't have to go. I know because of where you guys are in your relationship you want to do everything together that you possibly can I'm sure, and I totally understand that, but if you don't want to eat ihop or something you could maybe send him with one of his friends?

Lnoelparis - Thank you and congrats on the Easter whoosh!

kallismom - It may not be a little baby. We are actually hoping to be matched with a particular 11 year old, but we are open to anything from 0-12. Thank you.

Starbrite - I'm so sorry that someone said something so hurtful to you. She's wrong. Maybe there is something going on with her to make her lash out that way? :hug:

04-23-2011, 11:19 PM
Ok I'm back ... :)

Roxy what a blessing to the children for you to open your heart, many blessings to you :hug:

Hi repto :wave:

Vixsin sorry about the tires ... :hug: Good job on the .4 gone :) Best of luck shopping :)

Leah I like that zoom zoom ;) Congrats on making goal of 170's :woohoo:

Hey Aimee good job on the .3 down :)

Angie good for you on sticking to your words, that's accountability. Glad your son is feeling better :hug: Congrats on the 2.2lbs gone :) And I am full agreement that exercise is the key for me after dinner. Just have to do it consistantly :)

Wow Diana you look great. :) Congrats on the 1.2lbs gone :) I feel the same way about the body lift, I was just thinking the other day wouldn't it be great to just tuck it in and lift it up.

Starbrite you're not selfish at all .. keep doing what you're doing :hug:

Kiyoshima congrats on the 2lbs gone :)

Ona good job on the .2 down :) What a joy for you and everyone else, thank goodness for memorable Blessings :hug:

Rhonda good job on the .8 gone ... hope the ear ache goes away soon :) sorry about the oven.

Mandy I never weigh after drinking water ... I feel so full it's not funny. That .7 is probably that water :hug: Glad you enjoyed dinner :)

Hi Bullet :wave:

eclipse good job on the .2 down :)

Kallis great job on reaching goal :)

Ok all caught up, yay!

Hi Kukkie and everyone I missed :wave:

We were gonna watch a movie but DH has nodded off as usual so I guess I have no excuse not to hit the treadmill :)

Happy Easter to YOU and YOURS :hug:

04-23-2011, 11:29 PM
I am just going back and forth ... sucks :dizzy:

20 ~ 175.4 (-3.2) Calories 1359
21 ~ 176.8 (+1.4) Calories 1877 :( I knew this ... I couldn't get enough to eat
22 ~ 175.0 (-1.8)
23 ~ 176.8 (+1.8)

Haven't counted calories the pass two days. It wasn't good anyway :( ... will do better tomorrow.

04-23-2011, 11:32 PM
Wow Diana you look great. :) Congrats on the 1.2lbs gone :) I feel the same way about the body lift, I was just thinking the other day wouldn't it be great to just tuck it in and lift it up.

Rennie Thank you. :hug: That's what we need! We need a pain free way to tuck it in and lift it up! ;) Great job on the Zumba class. Did you get on the treadmill?

04-24-2011, 12:17 AM
Mandy -- So, what did your DF think of the new thinner you!? Sounds like ihop didn't do all that much damage and you made great choices. Did you pick up your bracelet?

Bulletproof :wave:

Leah -- Congrats on meeting your April goal 7 days early!! :carrot:

Vixsin -- Congrats on your .4 :)

Starbrite -- Ouch! What on earth is going on there, first your brother and now your BFF?? Where is this coming from?? I hope there are other people in your life supporting you on this journey, but if not we are always here rooting for you. :hug:

Rennie -- Good job on finishing the Zumba class! You can handle next week, take it one decision at a time, and come by here for support when you need it. I'm not an exercise fan, so I have to talk myself into it each time, but now that I can see how well it's working for me, I'm a little more motivated. 2 km just takes me 20 minutes at a 3.5 pace -- and I've been listening to books on my ipod, so even that short time goes quickly.

So speaking of the treadmill -- thank goodness I did extra time today and logged 4k -- I needed it! Even with that I ended up 173 calories over plan, but that's not too shabby for Easter IMHO. :) How did I spend my calories? I enjoyed a beer (yep, and thought of our virtual wine Diana), had ham and scalloped potatoes for dinner, and a piece of apple pie for dessert, and then one chocolate egg with peanut butter inside. A whopping 1900 and some odd calories for the day, but with my exercise it was 1500ish.

Tomorrow it's ham again, but at my house, so I'll try to hop on the treadmill (Easter pun intended) for a bit and then I'll do yard work while our ham is on the grill. I'll earn those extra calories if it kills me!

04-24-2011, 12:19 AM
Everything is good as long as I keep my clothes on and don't go nekkid! :lol: If I decided to go nekkid, I will need a full body lift! :lol:

You are too funny! Have a GREAT EASTER!

04-24-2011, 12:23 AM
kallismom - It may not be a little baby. We are actually hoping to be matched with a particular 11 year old, but we are open to anything from 0-12. Thank you.

That is AWESOME that you are hoping for an older child! You are a strong woman, I'm sure of it! I have always wanted to foster older children, but don't know if I am truly capable.

04-24-2011, 12:58 AM
Good evening ladies, just a quickie from me today.. managed to hit my head really hard at work on a very sharp corner, and now I have a headache :(

Anyways, I was up this morning. But the bf and I had pasta for dinner last night so I fully expected that! Off to take care of my head.. ttyl :)


04-24-2011, 04:05 AM
Happy Easter everyone !
Not sure why I seemed to have evoked such strong reactions in those close to me. It's certainly jealousy in some form, and can be explained by lots of things, but I genuinely don't feel I have been selfish in wanting to achieve my goals. I may have been determined, but without that determination I truly don't believe I would have got so far. I think I would have given up just like the thousands of other times I have tried. I feel very confused and actually quite angry that someone so close wants to take the joy out of something that matters so very much to me. Ho hum - people can be very confusing :dunno:
Down 0.5- at least I know I can come here and get support, but I really could get very upset. Thanks for always being there - step away from the easter eggs :lol:

04-24-2011, 08:35 AM
Starbrite: :hug: I am so sorry that those close to you don't understand your journey. Please know that we all are here for you. We all understand how you feel. :hug:

I am down another .4 today to 196.8. I'm happy to see the water weight leaving...even if it is VERY slowly going away.

Yesterday's shopping was a RAGING success!!! :yay: I attacked a couple of sections and ended up bringing home a bunch of new shirts and a couple of thinner sweaters. EVERYTHING that I brought into the fitting room fit. ALL of it! I had to actually turn clothes away and decide what I wanted to buy! All of those experiences are so UN-familiar to me. Thank you all for the positive vibes! They sure worked! I have no clue what I am going to wear today but I know it's going to be NEW!!!! :) :)

Had a small breakfast of greek yogurt and kashi mixed in. Smaller breaky today, the Easter meal this afternoon will be a big one. I am confident that I will make good choices!! I am finally so close to my April goal. I do NOT want to spoil it in the last week of the month!!

Have a wonderful day all!!!!

04-24-2011, 08:57 AM
Good Morning! Happy Easter! Have a Blessed Day!

Calories for yesterday: 1605 + :coffee:

Weigh In: 148.2

Up: .2 (TTOM)

My plan for today is similar to what I did at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I will eat a smaller breakfast to save a few calories. I won't count calories. I hope to eat in moderation but enjoy what I have. I won't waste calories on foods that I get on a daily basis. I know my calories will be higher than normal. I have not been off plan since Christmas. I probably won't eat anything for dinner. Normally, when I eat different than I am used to I feel full and bloated the rest of the day. No sense in putting anything else in there, LOL. I will get my cardio in. I've been doing extra cardio all week. Tomorrow I expect a gain on the scale since I will be eating different foods than I am used to and I'm sure there will be enough sodium to go around. ;)

04-24-2011, 09:00 AM
Good morning everyone! Happy Easter Sunday!

The Easter Bunny stopped at our house last night, and today is one of those special days when Cameron gets to each chocolate early in the morning. He has a plate of 'eggs' in front of him now.

I'm up .8 today, but not a big surprise after yesterday. When I first woke up this morning I couldn't even lace my fingers together because they are all puffy. Today's meal will be a little easier to manage to than yesterday as we will not have scalloped potatoes made with cream today -- I'm subbing baked sweet potato fries instead and the rest of the meal will be veggies. Debating about dessert...I forgot to buy anything, but if I can find the ingredients at the small market that's open we'll have angel food cake with strawberries and sf coolwhip.

Starbrite -- Congrats on the .5

Vixsin -- Good job on your .4 Your shopping trip sounds like it was fabulous! I'm eating greek yogurt this morning too, mine is with blueberries.

04-24-2011, 09:02 AM
:wave: Morning Diana!

04-24-2011, 09:12 AM
:wave: Morning Diana! Good Morning :wave: I hope you and Cameron have a wonderful Easter! :easter2:

04-24-2011, 09:52 AM
I'm down .8 to 177.2. Still no TOM, so not sure why I popped up the 1.2 in the first place. I am fully expecting to be up tomorrow (I'm sure many of us are) since even low sodium ham is still pretty high in sodium. That's ok though, I don't mind, I need my Easter ham.

love2b - Thank you

kallismom - I want to foster eventually too, but I know me and I know that first I need at least 1 that I can keep :) I would eventually like to open my house as a foster home and tell the county that I am specifically open to pregnant girls so that I can give them a choice. So many of them have abortions or place their babies for adoption only because they have no way to keep them. If they had foster parents that would help with babysitting and help them finish school then they could keep them. When we were going through the training they said that lots of people are scared that they won't be able to do it. They said those are the people that they want because it shows they really care. They want foster parents who will be heartbroken when the kids leave because that shows they love them and they need love, not just a roof. That got long, sorry.

Aimee - Oh no! Not another headache! At least this one has a cause. Feel better soon.

Angie - Chocolate makes good fuel for finding eggs and scootering :)

Happy Easter Everyone! :easter::bunny2:

04-24-2011, 10:11 AM
Happy Resurrection Day Everyone :cheer:...And He Got Up With All Power :yay: :cheer3: :woohoo: :cheer2: :yay:

Up .2 to 192.0 :kickcan: come on body :dizzy: I'm in a fight here :sumo: I will not be defeated :nono: I'm on plan/exercising hard..you WILL give up this fat dog gone it :mad:

Starbrite,sorry what your BFF said :hug: she probably has wanted to say stuff like that to you all along but just couldn't hold it any longer :mad: Now you know what she really thinks of you.Forget her.People like that you don't need in your life anyway.keep your head up and continue to do your thing. :hug:

:wave:Diana thought of you this morning when my friend said that she's gonna start coming out in the afternoons(w/me) cause the cardio will make her sleep better :)

:wave: Angie,wow..your dinner sounds good :drool: enjoy :)

Sorry guys,no more time today :( sending you all :goodvibes for good strength :hug:

04-24-2011, 10:22 AM
Hi all, happy Easter!:easter3:

I am down 2 lbs this week to 259.

I have increased my workouts and my protein and that seems to be what was needed to push me out of my plateau.

Sodium is still giving me problems. It is hard to find low sodium foods that don't taste like wallpaper paste or sawdust. :cool:

I hope everyone is having a great day!

04-24-2011, 11:43 AM
Good morning, Friends! Happy Easter to each of you. I hope you are having a blessed day!

Starbrite - your BFF was out of line. Stay the course. This is what's best for you!
Ona - How exciting! Clothes shopping must be one of the best parts of losing so much weight!

I'm down 1.2 today. I'm so excited about the scales today! I had a momentary breakdown last evening where I was feeling deprived and questioning whether I wanted this badly enough. Do I really want to watch what I eat for the rest of my life? This morning, the answer is 'Yes.' :D

Have a great on-plan day.

04-24-2011, 12:12 PM
Due to my kids waking me up at first light to get into their baskets, I'm up .6 to 159. I'm not calorie counting today, but I'm not going to stuff myself. I'm expecting a gain tomorrow, if only for sodium (having some ham today, which I love but rarely eat anymore).

04-24-2011, 12:46 PM
1: out of town
2: out of town
3: 318.8 up 2.8 pounds
4: 318.2 -.6 total +2.2
5: 317.6 -.6 total +1.6
6: 316.6 -1 total +.6
7: 317.4 +.8 total +1.4
8: 317 -.4 total +1
9: 319.2 +2.2 total 3.2
10: 318.2 -1 total +2.2
11: 315.8 -2.4 total -.2
12: 313.6 -2.2 total -2.4
13: 316..4 +2.8 total +.4
14: 315 -1.4 total -1
15: 314 -1 total -2
16: 313.6 -.4 total -2.4
17: 313.2 -.4 total -2.8
18: 312.2 -1 total -3.8
19: 311.6 -.6 total -4.4
20: 310.4 -1.2 total -5.6
21: 310.6 +.2 total -5.4
22: 310.8 +.2 total -5.2
23: no weigh in
24: 314.2 +3.4
yeah i am taking a couple day break from low carb, and i hate how quick the scale turns on you, will get back on plan tomorrow, but with easter dinner today, and then yesterday we had company...

04-24-2011, 12:51 PM
starbrite - Wow. That was completely out of line of your friend. I have to say though, wanting to lose weight, be healthy and live a long life? That isn't selfish. That's just smart! I think in my life I spend a lot of time taking care of others, and that has lead me to gain weight in the first place, so taking time to take care of myself might be perceived as selfish as well. I think once the rightful balance is restored it can scare other people, they feel like they are losing you.. they see you are achieving a goal and they are not... this is her own thing, and don't forget that :D

Vixsin - sounds like a fabulous day of shopping!! So glad it was a positive experience! :)

Diana - it's too soon for TTOM!!

Angie - mmm, I want to come to your house for dinner and dessert!! Did you hide the eggs? I love to watch easter egg hunt's! I almost did one for Josh, but at 31, I don't think he would have liked it, :lol: Is Cameron bouncing off the walls? Funny story, I was just trying to lace my fingers together when I read your post.. turns out I am a little puffy this morning too!

Roxy - would you believe I've never had ham for easter? We are doing chicken, and a free range chicken at that! I think I've hit my quota for headache's for the rest of the year! This one went away quite easily. Glad to see you gain disappearing!

Ona - busy girl! Hope you are having a fabulous easter weekend, sounds like it's been eventful :D Don't worry too much about the weight, it WILL come off!!

Rhonda - Great whoosh this morning!! Sure makes those down moments worth it, and really, if you are anything like me you are almost always watching what you eat, it's just a little more mindful at times than others.

I'm a little blurry eyed this morning, the bf and I had a pretty huge fight last night. Which lead to a weird sleep, not too sure what today will be like (he's still sleeping), but at some point in the night he climbed into bed. I hate fighting, never been that great at it. Might be flying solo for the family dinner tonight, which will be okay, I'll head to my grandma's early and do some yardwork for her. Nothing like working up a sweat and getting outside to clear the head. Have a fabulous day everyone!! And I'll see you all here in the morning for our gain's! ;)


04-24-2011, 02:31 PM
Diana's progress pictures inspired me, so I put up my own
oops, it's not there! I'll be back in a second :lol:

04-24-2011, 02:35 PM
here it is!


04-24-2011, 05:09 PM
Quick check in from me, it's been a weekend of insanity. Hubby's cousin is here from out of town, so it's been many a late night. Also haven't been feeling too great this weekend, so not much food going in my belly, though I've been making a concerted effort to ensure my water intake is good... And I feel like TOM is coming early, ugh. Up to 202 this morning. Last week, I couldn't wait for the weekend, and now I can't wait for things to go back to normal :lol:

04-24-2011, 06:23 PM
Jeri -- You look fantastic! Your weight loss has also taken years off you!

Kukkie -- HOpe you get some rest today and feel better soon.

Ona -- Happy Easter! I wish you were close enough to drop by and join us for dinner, you'd be welcome!

Aimee -- Yes, the eggs were hidden outside, the hunt was a lot of fun :) Hope you and DB are working things out and can have dinner together.

Okay, we had more of a lunch than dinner, it's all done now. The menu was spiral ham cooked on the bbq, sweet potato fries (baked), glazed carrots, cauliflower with cheese sauce and baked beans. I found an apple pie at the store that was made with Splenda, so that was dessert!

I did 2k on the treadmill, and soon DS and I will go out for a bit -- he wants to use his scooter and I'll follow on a bike. Haven't ridden a bike in ages, but no time like the present to start!

04-24-2011, 07:13 PM
Eclipse Wow! You looking amazing! You do look so much younger, now!

04-24-2011, 10:05 PM
eclipse: Amazing pics!!! I agree, you really look younger now! Go you!!! :high:

So the meal today went well. I tried to count calories and got lost in my phone's app when trying to tally up the drink I had. LOL :lol: I gave up after that. I paid attention to what I ate and I managed to eat a good bowl of salad. I had a few bites of this and that. I had 1 small pc of garlic bread that was DIVINE!!!! I did have candy today. I fully expect a gain tomorrow and will not panic when I see one. I am planning on going to the gym for a good workout. I plan on hitting my goal this week!

04-24-2011, 10:42 PM
happy easter everyone!!

i did not weigh in today, due to the fact that when i arrived home from work, all 3 of my bridesmaids jumped out and surprised me (1 of them from 2 hours away, and my maid of honor from 5 hours away... and had to leave at 5am to get home in time to be at work at 10am!). surprise bachelorette party. they dragged me out and demanded i eat something i really enjoy at applebees (i got the 3 cheese chicken penne, but only ate about 1/3 of it and boxed up the rest for my fiance), then they dumped alcohol down my throat all night. oh man. hopefully the lord forgives me for being slightly hungover and still sporting some of the glitter because it wouldn't wash off this morning at easter service. then instead of easter dinner, we had easter brunch with my fiance's family. (his name is curtis, so that's how he'll be referenced from now on, i feel so proprietary calling him "my fiance" all the time). pancakes, scrambled eggs, (turkey) bacon, (turkey) sausage, biscuits, fruit and yogurt parfaits... MIL2 went all out (his stepmom) i had 2 pancakes, 2 strips of turkey bacon, a piece of turkey sausage, one biscuit with honey, a small amount of scrambled eggs, and about a third of a parfait, curtis ate the rest. i washed it down with about 3 large glasses of water in the time i was there.

i'm just calling this a 'free' weekend, and getting right back on track tomorrow, and will not cringe if the scale is up. i earned every bit of it, and enjoyed every minute, so i feel they were definitely worth the slight gain i will probably see.

@angie i did not order my bracelet yet, or pick it up, because when i had thought to go to the jewelry store to check out what they might have, curtis told me "we can go in a little bit, let's go to your place first" all flirty like and then i got ambushed by bridesmaids and we got side tracked. i will definitely be ordering it tomorrow if i'm still below 280! if not, i'll wait until the scale reflects that again. :)

04-24-2011, 11:25 PM
Diana (slapping myself on the hand) NO I didn't get on the treadmill. :(

Angie it takes me 20 minutes to walk 1 mile on the treadmill ... I just lack motivation here lately. I need to take my ipod with me also. :)

Aimee take care of yourself and be careful. I bump my head on the edge of the cabinets in here from time to time and my kids crack up they don't know that pain makes you want to rip that cabinet off the hinges :) Hope the headache is better. Aimee sorry about the fight ... hope things are better and you had a great dinner :)

Star good job on the 0.5 gone :) Some people are just natural joy stealers, and they are so good at it they don't even realize they are hurting someone. Keep smiling and don't let them steal your joy :)

Vixsin good job on the 0.4 gone :) Congrats on the shopping success :)

Diana as usual I love the way you put it all into perspective. You've got it all worked out :)

Angie Happy Easter to you and Cameron :) great job on the treadmill and have fun on the bike :)

Roxy good job on the 0.8 gone :)

Ona Happy Resurrection Sunday to you also. :hug: I love it ---> come on body I'm in a fight here I will not be defeated I'm on plan/exercising hard ... you WILL give up this fat dog gone it Fight on Lady :)

authentic Congrats on the 2lbs gone :)

Rhonda Congrats on the 1.2lbs gone :) Sorry about the meltdown :hug:

eclipse you look great :)

Kukkie get some rest and feel better :)

repto same thing happens to me ... Aimee said it's no way to gain that much weigh so fast but that scale found something to add ... but two days on track and it went away ... thank goodness :)

Mandy what a fun weekend :) get some rest :hug:

Hi Coondocks and Everyone I missed ... Happy Easter to ALL of YOU :grouphug:

My scale was up this morning to 177.6 when I got up the first time. Later on it was down about a pound. Tomorrow may be a little better maybe not as I have not been totally off but obviously not on point. I found a new diet plan in the current Woman's Day Magazine I'm gonna try. Seems easy enough and I have everything here so no extra food shopping. The kicker is the kids are on spring break and we plan to go to Washington but parking is crazy up there so taking a cooler is out because we'll ride into the nearest metro that has parking and take the train. Food is too expensive for 6 people everyday (DH will be working all week :() So what we can take in 3 back packs plus lots of water is what we'll be taking.

04-24-2011, 11:51 PM
Oh my. I know I shouldn't have, but I stepped on the scale to see what I might be in for in the morning. :yikes: I guess it's to be expected after a weekend of salty meat but it's hard to see. I'm going to go down another glass of water before bed, and plan to sleep in as late as possible. (DS is off school tomorrow, so I'm taking a vac day too :D )

04-24-2011, 11:58 PM
Angie :crossed: for YOU and I in the morning :hug:

04-25-2011, 12:10 AM
eclipse - WOW!! You look amazing, and SO young!!

Angie - You shouldn't have gotten on the scale! Silly girl! Although now I wanna!! That's fun, the egg hunt! As for the bf, we'll see, he just pretended like nothing happened, and still it. Not too sure whats going to happen.

love2b - I actually gave myself a concussion earlier this year from doing something very similar. Yeah, I wanted to scream and kick something, but since I was working, with customers around, not appropriate! :lol: Hope you have a great time in washington!

We had a huge dinner with all the fixings, I had not a huge amount, but I am sick as a dog. I've been doubled over in pain for 3.5 hours and it's not getting better. Hopefully it goes away soon! My grandma made me angel food cake, with raspberries and whip cream for dessert, which I couldn't eat. Sad :( Thanks for the tip Angie :)


04-25-2011, 04:29 AM
Morning my lovelies :wave:
Up 0.6 - not sure why :dunno:
Thanks for all your comments about the latest drama in my life, I really appreciate your opinions. Thank you.

04-25-2011, 08:30 AM
Good Morning! :wave: Let's make it a fantastic week! :carrot:

I feel good this morning, although I am a little sleepy. I was thinking my stomach might hurt or something this morning, but it doesn't. All is good! :carrot: Back on plan today! Here we go! :carrot:

Calories for yesterday: Didn't count

Weigh In: 149.2 (TTOM)

Up: 1 pound