100 lb. Club - May the Force of the Scale be with us! Daily weighing pt 1




eclipse
04-30-2011, 12:13 PM
April 30: 156.6

1:157.8 (thanks a bunch, AF!)
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3:156.4
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6:155.8
7:155.4
8:155.2
9:154.4
10:154.2
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12:154.6
13:153.8
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16:154.4
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Diana3271
04-30-2011, 12:21 PM
Made it to Onederland on August 29, 2010

MONTHLY PROGRESS SINCE JOINING 3FC'S!
Nov. 9, 2009 Joined 3FC Weight 261
Dec. 9, 2009 Weight 255.5
Jan. 9, 2010 Weight 249.8
Feb. 9, 2010 Weight 243.2
March 9, 2010 Weight 238.8
April 9, 2010 Weight 233.2

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

NORMAL BMI = 155 POUNDS

May 4, 2011 At my Endo appointment, the Dr. tells me to work on maintenance. My maintenance range is 145-150.

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

30: Weigh In: 147.6 Calories for the day: 1565
01: Weigh In: 146.8 Calories for the day: 1365
02: Weigh In: 146.8 Calories for the day: 1440
03: Weigh In: 147.2 Calories for the day: 1440
04: Weigh In: 147.8 Calories for the day: 1440
05: Weigh In: 147.8 Calories for the day: 1440
06: Weigh In: 147.8 Calories for the day: 1440
07: Weigh In: 147.8 Calories for the day: 1565
08: Weigh In: 147.8 Mother's Day, didn't count calories
09: Weigh In: 149.8 Calories for the day: 1410
10: Weigh In: 148.4 Calories for the day: 1440
11: Weigh In: 147.4 Calories for the day: 1490
12: Weigh In: 146.4 Calories for the day: 1490
13: Weigh In: 147.0 Calories for the day: 1440 (TTOM)
14: Weigh In: 146.4 Calories for the day: 1755 (TTOM)
15: Weigh In: 146.8 Calories for the day: 1435 (TTOM)
16: Weigh In: 146.0 Calories for the day: 1440 (TTOM)
17: Weigh In: 146.2 Calories for the day: 1440 (TTOM)
18: Weigh In: 145.6
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04-30-2011, 12:22 PM
Total Loss for February: 12.0 lbs
Total Loss for March: 12.4 lbs
Total Loss for April: 5.0 lbs :sorry:

(Weight @ end of April Challenge: 230.6)

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04-30-2011, 12:37 PM
April 30: 135.8

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3: 136.4
4: 137.2
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04-30-2011, 01:16 PM
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04-30-2011, 02:14 PM
April 30: 276.0

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May Goal: 270 (only a loss of 6lbs, but with the wedding/honeymoon i don't want to try to pressure myself into losing a lot this month)

GirlyGirlSebas
04-30-2011, 02:49 PM
March Weightloss 13.0 lbs
April Weightloss - 10.6 lbs.
April 30: 254.2

1:253.6 (-.6)
2:254.2 (+.6)
3:253.2 (-1.0)
4:253.4 (+.2)
5:253.4 (0)
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7:254.0 (+.6)
8:254.4 (+.4)
9:255.4 (+1.)
10:254.0 (-1.4)
11:253.2 (-.8)
12:252.0 (-1.2)
13:252.0 (0)
14:251.4 (-.6)
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04-30-2011, 03:09 PM
April 30: 223.8 SW: 223.6 GW: 212 End of Month Weight: 226.8 I GAINED +3.2 LBS!

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2: 222.8
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11: 226.6
12: 226.6
13: 225.4
14: 225.6
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24: 227
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26: 225.8
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30: 226.4
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Kukkie84
04-30-2011, 03:49 PM
I'd love to finally get out of the 90s but realistically with a 10 day vacay, I'd be happy with not gaining.

1: 200.5
2: 200.1 (-0.4)
3: 197.8 (-2.3)
4: 198.8 (+1.0)
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04-30-2011, 04:45 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
April 30: 214

1: 213.4 (-.6) TOM Calories: 1479 net Excercise: Walk 4k
2: 213.4 (0) Calories: 1166 net Excercise: Walk 3.1k
3: 214.0 (+.6) Calories: 998 net Excercise: Walk 4k
4: 209.8 (-4.2) Calories: 1175 net Excercise: Walk 2.5k
5: 214.4 (+4.6) Calories: 1176 net Excercise: Walk 1.5k
6: 211.8 (-2.6) Calories: 1379 net
7: 211.2 (-.6) Calories: 1675 net
8: 213.2 (+2) Calories: 1178 net Excercise: Walk 3k
9: 210.2 (-3) Calories: 1345 net
10: 210.8 (+.6) Calories: 1010 net
11: 210.4 (-.4) Calories: 967 net Excercise: Walk 4k
12: 210.0 (-.4) Calories: 1293 net
13: 210.0 (0) Calories: 1491 net
14: 210.2 (+.2) Calories: 1623 net
15: 210.4 (+.2) Calories: 1375 net Excercise: Walk 3.1k
16: 209.0 (-1.4) Calories: 1155 net Excercise: Walk 2.7k
17: 208.8 (-.2) Calories: 1335 net Excercise: Walk 2k
18: 209.2 (+.4)
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04-30-2011, 07:04 PM
April 30th: 263.2
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04-30-2011, 07:44 PM
April 30: 187.0

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SwimGirl
04-30-2011, 08:13 PM
I was up WAY too early, and barely slept last night. Bad end to the month, I am only down 2.7 thanks to a pretty nice gain. I am planning for a fabulous month in May, I'm going to Las Vegas in June, so it'll be VERY hot and I'll need to wear shorts and/or tank tops!

April 30 - 257.9

-Aimee

FitGirlyGirl
04-30-2011, 10:15 PM
I'm hoping May is nicer to me than April. It would be awesome if I could get into the 160s.

Beck
05-01-2011, 05:53 AM
Total Loss for April: 12.0 lbs

(Weight @ end of April Challenge: 238.6)

My goal is to lose 10lbs in May.

MAY

1: 238.6 TOM (20 mile WALK for HUNGER day!)
2: 236.8 (-1.8)
3: 235.8 (-1.0)
4: 235.8
5: 235.8 (move scale, move!)
6: 235.8 (grrrrrrr)
7: shabbat, no weigh in
8: 233 (-2.8)
9: 231 (-2.0) Holy cow, what's going on?
10: 230.2 (-0.8)
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15: 230.2(+1.))TOM
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twinmommaplusone
05-01-2011, 06:22 AM
I'm here 161.5 (+1.0) May 1st! Lost 4lbs in April~!

01: 161.5.....(0)..........10 Mile Run................3000 calories in
02: 161.5.....(0)..........Rest/injury.................1550 calories in
03: 163.5.....(+2.0)......Rest/injury.................1800 calories in
04: 162.5.....(-1.0)......4 mile run...................1600 calories in
05: 162.5.....(0)..........6 Mile run...................1300 calories in
06: 160.5.....(-2.0)......5 Mile run...................1200 calories in
07: 159.5.....(-1.0)......6 Mile run...................1800 calories in
08: 161.0.....(+1.5).....Rest Day.....................2400 calories in
09: 163.5.....(+2.5).....20 Mile run..................1900 calories in
10: 161.0.....(-1.5)......Hike...........................1800 calories in
11: 163.0.....(+2.0).....3 Mile run.....TOM.........1300 calories in
12: 162.0.....(-1.0)......sick............TOM..........900 calories in
13: 159.0.....(-3.0).....4 Mile run.....TOM.........1200 calories in
14: 158.5.....(-.5).......4 Mile run.....TOM.........1600 calories in
15: 159.5.....(+1.0).....3 Mile run.....TOM.........1800 calories in
16: 159.5.....(0).........13 Mile run...TOM..........1600 calories in
17: 159.5.....(0)..........1 Mile run, spin class.....1700 calories in
18: 159.0.....(-.5).......5 Mile run.................
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Diana3271
05-01-2011, 07:06 AM
Good Morning! :wave:

Bulletproof Heart :gift: :bday2you: I hope you have a wonderful day!

Calories for yesterday: 1565 + :coffee:

Weigh In: 146.8

Down: .8

Diana3271
05-01-2011, 08:27 AM
I am looking to buy a new blender. Does anyone have any insight on either of these? I have a 20% off coupon for Bed Bath and Beyond. The prices for these two would end up being close. I looked at the Oster site but the one at Bed Bath and Beyond isn't listed.

http://www.target.com/dp/B001EUBCF2?sortReviews=%2Brating&ref=pd_tab_grev_sort_LowestRatingFirst#communityRe views

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=16635650&RN=436&

http://www.oster.com/Category.aspx?pgid=1030

OnaMi
05-01-2011, 08:58 AM
Good Morning Everyone! :wave:

:woohoo: I'm in like flint! weighed in at 189.4 today :yay:

Good morning Diana,great job on the .8 :cp: sorry,I can't help you w/the blender info.

Happy Birthday Bullet :gift: may you have many,many more :hug:




Have a Wonderful Day Everyone :grouphug:

Angie
05-01-2011, 09:42 AM
Morning! I'm down .6 today and hopefully that will be the trend for the rest of this month...or at least for the next three weeks before my trip to Vegas.

Aimee -- I was thinking about you last night...here's a hug :hug: Wish we were going to Vegas at the same time! I only lost 3.8 in April and was cursed with 2 TOM in a month...totally sucks. I feel like I shouldn't have to have one in May.

Bulletproof -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :celebrate: I hope you have a fantastic day :)

Diana -- Good job on your .8!

Ona -- :woohoo: Congratulations on getting below 190!

Mandy -- Was the bridal shower a surprise, or meant to be a surprise? How did it go? Congrats on losing despite the tempting food!

love2b150
05-01-2011, 11:07 AM
June 2010: Beginning weight: 195.4; Ending weight: 183.2, Total loss for JUNE: -12.2lbs
July 2010: Beginning weight: 183.0, Ending weight 178.0, Total loss for JULY -5lbs
August 2010: Beginning weight 178.4. Ending weight 171.6, Total loss for AUGUST -6.8lbs
September 2010: Beginning weight 170.4 Ending weight 167.0, Total loss for SEPTEMBER -3.4lbs
October 2010: Beginning weight 166.2 Ending weight 170.2 on 10/29, I gained in OCTOBER +4.0lbs
November 2010: Beginning weight 167.0 on 11/2 Ending weight 168.0, I gained in NOVEMBER +1.0lb
April 2011: Beginning 177.8 on 4/2 Ending weight 179.6, I gained +1.8lbs
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01 ~ 181.4 (+1.8) calories 1556 TTOM
02 ~ 177.6 (-3.8) calories 1155 TTOM ... I did something right yesterday :)
03 ~ 176.8 (-0.8) calories 1827 TTOM ... better than nothing :)
04 ~ 177.0 (+0.2) calories 1253 TTOM ... no worries I over did it by 227 calories yesterday will be better :)
05 ~ 176.4 (-0.6) calories 1888 TTOM ... over did it in snacks
06 ~ 178.4 (+2.0) calories 1178 lots of sodium in this
07 ~ 179.6 (+1.2)
08 ~ 180.6 (+1.0)
09 ~ 182.4 (+1.8)
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17 ~ 180.6 (-1.8)
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05-01-2011, 11:25 AM
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love2b150
05-01-2011, 11:57 AM
Good Morning, Happy Sunday!

Hi eclipse :wave:

Diana great job on the 4.8lbs gone for the month :) and the .8 today :woohoo: Lady :) I like all of those blenders much fancier than my Hamilton Beach. I just got a GE Fresh Single Blender. I like it because I can blend only one cup and take it with me. I guess it's simular to the bullet.

Ophelia great job on the 5lbs gone for the month :) ... it's less than you would have liked but it's better than a gain :hug:

Hi Liz, Rainbow, and Mandy :wave:

Rhonda great job on the 10.6lbs gone for the month:)

Hi VickiLou and Kukkie :wave:

Angie great job on the 3.8lbs gone for the month:) and the .6 today :woohoo: Sorry about the 2 TOM last month, that use to happen to me and it still may since TOM is here so early this month :(

Happy Birthday Bullet, have a joyous and wondeful day :hug:

Hi Vladadog :wave: Good to see you! How have you been?

Aimee I didn't lose a thing ... good job on the 2.7lbs gone for the month. :)

Roxy I'd like to say the same thing but I was bad to me in April :D. I would so love to not ever see the 180's again and get out of the 170's for good. :) We'll do it :goodvibes: for us ALL :grouphug:

Beck great job on the 12lbs gone for the month:) My hat is off to you for your Walk today :)

twinmomma great job on the 4lbs gone for the month :)

Hi Ona, Happy First Sunday to ya :hug: Congrats on your 189.4 you go GIRL!! :)

Hi MadameZ :wave:

Hi Coondocks and Matilda :wave: Sorry if I missed anyone :hug:


Ok Ladies I am back again this mornings weigh in was 181.4. TOM is here and I am pretty bloated, though I got a great compliment in church this morning. Guess I don't look too bad. I only had a one pound gain for April. I weighed in at 179.6 yesterday, but had two hearty burrito/taco like things for dinner. I am so hoping to do things right this month.

authentic
05-01-2011, 12:02 PM
I am down 2 lbs this week to 257. I have gotten out of my plateau (which lasted over a month) by really watching my sodium, drinking more water, making sure I eat no refined carbs, and increasing my fiber.

You all are an inspiration to me!

Kukkie84
05-01-2011, 12:05 PM
I have no idea what the heck happened last night, except maybe that hubby and I had a couple of drinks, but I'm up 3 lbs from my last weigh in, which was the day before yesterday. So here I am again at 200.5. Good grief...

Bullet - Happy Birthday!!!

Diana - I'm a big fan of Oster blenders, but the one thing I noticed with them is their cheaper stuff with the plastic jar/pitcher thing always have more problems than the ones with the glass jar/pitcher thing. I'm not sure why that is, but I hope that's helpful.

JamiSue3916
05-01-2011, 12:20 PM
April 2011 - Lost 2.2 pounds

April 30: 282.6

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05-01-2011, 12:23 PM
Good morning, Friends! Happy Birthday, Bulletproof!

Diana - you didn't list the Ninja, but I highly recommend it. You can purchase it at Walmart for around $30. It comes with a large pitcher and a smaller prep blender. Chops everything up and blends easily!

Kukkie- Bet it was the drinks.
Love - How nice to get compliments!
Authentic - So glad to hear that you kicked that plateau to the curb!
Aimee - I'm sending good thoughts your way. Hope things look brighter soon.

The scales are smiling for me today. Lost .6. Worked on my flowers and sanding the deck railing yesterday. My allergies are crazy today! Going to pick up some donation items for the tornado relief efforts. A friend and her husband will be making several trips across the state border this week. When I come home, I need to finish painting the deck railing and possibly staining the deck. I have so much to do today and not enough hours in the day!

Have a great on-plan day.

ladynredd
05-01-2011, 12:28 PM
Weight Loss for April: 7.6 lbs.
April 30, 2011 -- 263.6

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Diana3271
05-01-2011, 12:47 PM
Good morning, Friends! Happy Birthday, Bulletproof!

Diana - you didn't list the Ninja, but I highly recommend it. You can purchase it at Walmart for around $30. It comes with a large pitcher and a smaller prep blender. Chops everything up and blends easily!



Rhonda Is this what you are talking about? http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=17480391

Fit4Lyfe
05-01-2011, 01:05 PM
Lost 8.8 lbs for April, had a bad stall the last 2 weeks, really want to hit 10 lbs this month, praying...

April 30: 237.4

1: 237.2 (-.2)
2: 237.6 (+.4)
3: 238.0 (+.4)
4: 237.4 (-.6)
5: 237.6 (+.2)
6: 237.4 (-.2)
7: 236.6 (-.8)
8: 236.2 (-.4)
9: 236.0 (-.2)
10: 235.6 (-.4)
11: 235.4 (-.2)
12: 234.4 (-1.0)
13: 234.6 (+.2)
14: 232.0 (-2.6)
15: 233.4 (+1.4)
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eclipse
05-01-2011, 01:29 PM
I'm up 1.2 lbs to 157.8. I'm pretty sure that's courtesy of my lovely monthly visitor who showed up last night.

FitGirlyGirl
05-01-2011, 02:02 PM
I'm up 1.4 today to 178.4. Grrrr TOM! We're under more tornado and flash flood watches too. Oh joy!

Bulletproof - :celebrate: Happy Birthday :celebrate:

I'm off to work on more spring cleaning and hope to not have to stop in order to hide in the hall. :crossed:

love2b150
05-01-2011, 02:04 PM
Star congratulations on reaching your Ideal Weight :high:

Angie I so wish I could have stuck with this --->Anyway, I think it's awesome that you decided to start eating healthy again now, rather than waiting 5 more days until Monday. That's how you'll win this battle, making one great decision at a time. I don't know what my problem is. I think this journey gets harder and harder as I go. I say the words and have full intentions on doing what I say and then screw up horribly in the late afternoon/evening. Angie what is your typical monthly treadmill miles goal? Got my answer 40k ... that was cute about Cameron and his pj's :)

Ona I don't like to leave anybody out. LOL I do admit that looks like I have a lot of time on my hands because sometimes I have to make time for me and 3fc is my me time. And you know what I've noticed is when I am on here I do what I am supposed to a little better. I have got to keep my fingers away from food every minute :hug: I know you didn't ask for all of that :hug:

Mandy what a sweet story about Curtis not working nights :) Hugs for you on helping your friend :hug: that had to be hard.

JamiSue LOL glad I can make somebody smile/laugh. I'm surely not smiling much here lately, but I am so trying to stay positive. :) I'm behind again all this catching up is from last week :D JamiSue we have two scales both digital the one in the kids bathroom will give you a 3-4lb hike my son told me from mine. I have used the same scale since I started so I don't ever get on there's.

eclipse Congratulations on the 80lbs gone from this time last year :high:

Diana my Moms husband noticed the amount of sodium in the soups at Panera Bread. I only noticed it in the chicken noodle. He won't eat their soup at all.

reptogirl hope everyone is doing better and this is a better week for you :hug:

Kukkie great NSV on the bras :) Gotta laugh for ya' ... we were shopping and I picked out a few bras and handed them to DH. He said they look kind of big, I told him they are really small it's just the padding that I need to fill them out, what little boobs I had the weight loss took that away :rofl:

love2b150
05-01-2011, 02:30 PM
Authentic great job on the 2lbs gone for the week :)

Kukkie that the crazy gains happen to me too ... I hope it goes away soon :hug:

JamiSue great whoosh 2.6lbs gone :high:

Rhonda great job on the .6 down :) Compliments are great especially when we don't feel our best.

Fit4Lyfe great job on the 8.8lbs gone for the month and the .2 today :)

eclipse gotta love TOM ... I'm hoping that's part of my reason for the 1.8 gain :D gotta blame it on TOM at least ;)

Roxy :crossed: you don't have to hide in hall either :hug:

I am having the hardest time with new windows 7 laptop. I am hitting a key that is giving me a new tab or refreshing and deleting what I am typing it is driving me nuts.

Now my other gripe ... I have only had a smoothie and a cup of V8 juice. WHY? because I don't feel like fixing anything else and I don't want to go in the kitchen and eat the wrong thing. HELP!!!

konfyoozed
05-01-2011, 02:33 PM
@angie - no the bridal shower was planned well in advance, so i knew to eat light during the day to sort of balance out the goodies at the shower. kudos to my mama who didn't make the brownies with the caramel that she knows i love so much and would eat like 4 of them!

@love i'm stoked about the 'no overnights' or very few of them. i was shocked that his supervisor is so considerate! most bosses are not. :)

today for me showed a drop of .4lbs, to 275.6... yay 275! i'm of the mind that every pound is a victory and every time that number before the decimal goes down i celebrate! :)

*deep breath* i've also posted my first 2 progress pics on my blog, in anticipation of a 3rd one (at 270, my entry into obese, instead of morbidly so), and to sort of motivate me. "i can't keep looking *that* bad if people are watching me!"... the link is on the side <- and there's a tab at the top that says "progress photos"... i tend to babble on my blog about various things, feel free to peruse! :)

love2b150
05-01-2011, 04:43 PM
Mandy I'm happy for the two of you. I remember when my hubby was working nights it drove me crazy, but we also had 4 children then also. :) Then I decided to go back to work and worked nights for 5 months. That drove me crazy also :dizzy: In your progress photos I can tell around the neck area. Keep up the great work :hug:

I had a pretty descent lunch finally ... tuna w/4 saltines, brussel sprouts, sandwich thin, and a apple for snack. I needed the calorie count for a red apple medium size. I found 72-81, does that sound right to you all?

Bulletproof Heart
05-01-2011, 05:28 PM
@Diana3271, OnaMi, Angie, love2b150, Kukkie84, GirlyGirlSebas, FitGirlyGirl
Thanks for the birthday wishes :) I had a good one!

Down to 262.4 which is still .2 up from what I was, went to my fav clothes store because they were having a sale and got some jeans that were buy one(they were marked down) get the other for a dollar!!! But the best part is I couldnt fit into them jeans in October! I got 3 pairs of 22s!(was wearing 26s) and a tight pair of 24s and they are skinny jeans! Never had them!! Im also fitting into 1x and even got a XL but some tops were 2x but fitting into the jeans there made me so happy!!! I also got this cute tank top kinda shirt but cut low in the front that I love but will take me a while to be able to wear in public :lol: Hope everyone had a good day!

Gale02
05-01-2011, 05:56 PM
Ok, I'm back in for this month. I stopped breastfeeding last month and so everything went pretty wonky for me. I gained about 6 lbs from my low (237), so am working on that again. I think I have a plan figured out... 1600-1800 cals/day, gym (cardio/weights) 4-5 days/week, walks on the off days. I'm also dealing with some weird cycle issues. I've been either nursing or pregnant since Feb, 2007 so I have only had one period in nearly 3.5 years. I can tell that things are already going strange in that area and I don't know what to anticipate.

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April 30th: 240.6

1: 244.4 :eek:

I had a boatload of sodium yesterday, only got a couple hours of sleep and I think I might be starting my cycle (I really have no idea). I also started going to the gym this week and did a solid hour on the elliptical yesterday. My muscles are sore from starting a lifting routine this week, too... so I'm attributing this monster gain to mostly water weight. I've been within my calories, so I will just keep on trucking and see where it goes. :)

SwimGirl
05-01-2011, 07:21 PM
Woke up to a winter wonderland this morning! Feels more like November than May, I just need to remind myself summer IS coming :D

Diana - Great whoosh this morning!! I don't know about those blenders, I asked the BF about then since it's his job to know all about them. He's not a huge fan of Oster, he says Cuisinart, Krups, and Breville - the last of which is his favorite brand. He also says that on some of the cheaper ones, they list the watt's, but not to fall for that since that those won't matter if it's a cheaper motor, it'll still burn out. But all of that depends on how much you plan to use it, what you are using it for and so on. We tend to invest a little more and have had the same blender for 6 years. Ours is a Krups.

Ona - Woohoo you are in the 180's!! Getting pretty close to goal :)

Angie - I think you shouldn't get TOM in May, you should be rewarded for getting it twice in April. Make sure you tell me all about Vegas, because I've never been! I don't know what I need to do! Too much probably! Great loss this morning :D

love2b - It's hard ending a month with TOM, I'm sure you would have done much better if you weren't getting it. Thanks for reminding me that 2.7 isn't all that bad :) I got on the scale this morning :o Bad idea! I was up 1.1! However I was running late for work, and then ended up going to the bathroom, and I definitely lost that 1.1 ;) TMI I know ;)

Bulletproof - Happy Birthday!! Hope you are having a fabulous day!! :D

Rhonda - thanks :) Today was a good day! Sounds like a very busy day! Nice loss for you this morning too!!

Roxy - stay safe! I bet the gain is from the stress, sounds like it could be a very stressful situation! We've had to evacuate half our province pretty much due to the flooding. Is tornado season usually this bad for you?

Mandy - I don't know you do it with the overnights AND planning a wedding! Thank goodness for his good boss :) Very generous!

So I had jumped on the scale this more pre-bathroom break. It was bad, so I'm refusing to take it :D I am SO excited I can sleep in tomorrow, and am really hoping to wake up and the snow will be GONE! Fingers crossed! I'm training this weekend at work, which I love for a few reasons.. first, I get paid 18 bucks an hour which is nice! And second, it's a nice change, I get to meet the newbie's, and it makes me think! I also eat less, since I almost always work thru my breaks.

-Aimee

Diana3271
05-01-2011, 07:49 PM
Ona You are so close now! :carrot:

Angie Great job on the .6!

Rennie You can do it. :hug: Congrats on the compliment.

Madame Hi :wave:

Authentic Congrats on the 2 pounds for the week.

Kukkie Yes, I was looking at the glass ones. I still haven't decided, though. :lol: When in doubt, do nothing. :lol: Are you still smoke free?

JamiSue Congrats on the 2.6 pounds!

Ladynredd Hi and Welcome! :wave: Cancun! That sounds nice!

Fit4lyfe Congrats on the .2!

Eclipse The monthly visitor is evil! :devil:

Fitgirlygirl Hi :wave:

Mandy Hi :wave:

Bulletproof I'm glad you had a good day!

Gale Hi :wave:

Aimee Thank you. We use the blender for margaritas and protein drinks, etc. Nothing big. We don't even use it on a regular basis, so I didn't want to put a lot of money in it. The one we have now is a 14 speed I think. It only works on 2 speeds, now. :lol: We've had it since we got married, almost 23 years ago. :lol:

JamiSue3916
05-01-2011, 09:12 PM
I jumped on so quick this morning to check in. I didn't have time to share or do personals.

So, I just wanted to share that I did it everyone! I walked and completed the Half Marathon (13.2 miles) yesterday in just over four hours! I wanted to quit so badly once I hit 10 miles but somehow managed to keep putting one foot in front of the other until I made it. I also burned almost 2100 calories!! woo hoo!!! I'm SO proud of myself! My feet, knees, and hips are SO freaking sore but I think I just might try another half marathon - who knows...maybe next year I'll run one!

In addition to shaking up my workout program after that crazy gain last week, I've also decided to give daily weigh-ins a try. I'm just now beginning to realize the delicate balance between the types of food, how many calories, and how much exercise. I don't want to go overboard, but the devil's in the details, right? I figure it could be helpful to really delve into all the data for a month until I get to know myself better!

Diana -- I'm sure you don't need anymore suggestions but I LOVE the KitchenAid blender I bought at BB&B. We've had it for about five years and it blends everything so well!

Girly -- Congratulations on getting all that outdoor work done. Congratulations on the loss!!! Take care of those allergies too, though I'm sure they're about to get worse as you spend more time on that deck.

LadynRedd -- I think you only wanted to join this thread so you can brag about your trip to Cancun at the end of the month! ;) Just kidding. (Kind of). :) Anyway...WELCOME!!

Fit4Lyfe -- Congrats on losing 8.8 last month. I know it wasn't what you were hoping for but here's to losing 10 this month!

Eclipse -- Boo! I hope Aunt Flow leaves soon!

Roxy -- Boo on your TOM too! I really hope that the bad weather stays away from you guys!

Love2b -- I'm so sorry that you're not smiling much these days. It seems such a shame - especially when you're so good at making other people smile. I'll start working on my one liners so I can return the favor, okay? AND, I am SO done with the crazy scale switching. From here on out it's the Wii and the Wii only! :D You got figure out what short cut key you're hitting before you drive yourself nuts! (Or is it too late for that?) On the red apples, your calorie count sounds right but you probably want to lean toward the higher count...just to be safe. ;)

Mandy -- Love the pics! I can definitely see a difference! Congrats on making it to the 275's!

Bullet -- Congratulations on the jeans! I don't think there's anything better than clothing NSVs!

Gale -- Lots going on with you right now. I hope you're body settles into a routine now that you're not pregnant or breastfeeding. I imagine that's a pretty big shift so GOOD LUCK!

Aimee -- Yay on the pay increase during training! It's nice to hae to use our brains now and then too, right? ;)

Angie
05-01-2011, 09:37 PM
Authentic -- Sounds like a great week, congratulations on that and on figuring out what works for your body. :)

Jeri -- Sorry about the gain today!

Roxy -- Stay safe please! Check in now and then so we'll know you're okay. :)

Rennie -- I'm finding exercising more is helping me stay on plan, I feel like I don't want to have wasted my time. It also helps to pass some time when I feel like munching. I'm aiming for 40k again this month...so about 24 miles. It can be so hard to stick to plan sometimes, I know that my head is not in the game when I start struggling. My only advice is to just keep coming here, check in and play along until you can get your head to catch up with your heart on this. :hug: Yes the apple calories sound about right.

Mandy -- Thanks for sharing the pics! I see a difference already in your face...and I like your hair in the ponytail! What kind of gifts did you get for your shower? I wish there were someone in my family getting married, it's been a while since I went to a shower or had a wedding in the family, I'm starting to miss it!

Bulletproof -- Wow, fabulous shopping trip! What a gift to get to buy new sizes :) :) Hope you are rocking the new skinny jeans ;)

Gale -- Welcome back :) Sounds like you have a good plan for May.

Aimee -- This trip to Vegas will be my first too...I'll tell you all about it, I promise. Sounds like a fun week at work, and very profitable too! Better luck on the scale tomorrow.

Diana :wave:

Jamisue -- Fantastic! Congratulations on your half marathon!

I spent a lot of today making a quilt for DS...it's been ages since I've sewed, but I really felt the urge lately. I'm using old jeans to make the top, so I'm recycling too. :D We went out for dinner (to a Tex-Mex type restaurant) to celebrate that Cameron can now successfully read his entire sight word list. I have to admit that I did not show much restraint at all, but I did come home and do 40 minutes on the treadmill as a kind of penalty :p. It does let me finish the day at just 100 calories over plan. Now I'm trying to drink everything in sight to avoid the dreaded sodium gain.

Cute line of the day...
Cameron (accusingly) "Why is the TV not working Mom!?"...(and then with horror) "Is this a nightmare?"

love2b150
05-01-2011, 09:37 PM
Bullet glad you had a wonderful day! :hug: Congrats on the NSV with the shopping :)

Gale your plan sounds great :) Oh do I remember those days. My friends would say, are you pregnant again :) I'd say yep ;)

Aimee it was pretty nice when we got out of church ... then the sun was behind the clouds and I needed to turn the heat on for a moment. And with some of the things I say it's never TMI. That is the one good thing about TOM I am regular for all the days I'm on. :crossed: for the snow to be gone. And glad you get to sleep in tomorrow. :hug:

Diana I'm trying goodness knows I'm trying. I think I'd go crazy if I had to buy another new wardrobe. Remember I gave away my old clothes so I can't go back :crossed: Wow now that's a blender 23 years, I buy the same brand and same kind as close to it as I could get. :)

JamiSue you're so sweet. Congrats on your run, YOU GO GIRL :high: I haven't typed professionally since 2005 so now I just get by and these new computers are so tempermental :D.

Well I ended with 1556 calories today maybe a little more but didn't go over my 1600. May go downstairs for 20 minutes on the treadmill. TOM is so heavy it's ridiculous. This just makes for a mess, something else to get on my nerves. Just ignore me the next few days. I think the 180's, my eating and TOM are just too much at once. Next week will be better :)

love2b150
05-01-2011, 09:49 PM
Angie that's how I felt last year. I would never waste my 3 miles plus on eating stupid things. But with working and now not working it's just so hard to get back to the old Rennie. I mean everything has changed. I quit on 4/4 and I just got back into the routine of my regular housework ... the kids hate it. (they liked it better when I was just letting it slide) I remember when Vixsin went on that cleaning spree oh how I wished it was me but I was exhausted all the time. Then I felt like the lazy bug slapped me and that has never been me. My friends call me the Super Mom (but where did she go)
My only advice is to just keep coming here, check in and play along until you can get your head to catch up with your heart on this. <--- thanks for the advice :hug: Well thanks for listening to another gripe :) and best of luck on the scale in the morning :hug:

reptogirl
05-01-2011, 09:51 PM
1. 311.8
just want to get back on my diet, i really do, but with being sick and all the drama i don't feel like going to the store, i know i will be up more tomorrow as well...and that sucks.

konfyoozed
05-01-2011, 09:56 PM
gifts from the bridal shower... the order i opened them

from MIL2 (curtis' stepmom) and Gma Svenn, i got a set of hot pink and black tools, and a women's prayer book.

then they left and i opened one from a friend of my mom's, an honorary aunt if you will, she had it tied with multiple difficult ribbons. inside was: a pack of amp energy drinks for the wedding night, a gift card to applebees, and $75 in visa gift cards.

after that i opened the one from another honorary aunt, and it was a gift certificate to a spa for a massage and mani/pedi.

then i opened mom's gifts... from mom i got a gorgeous photo album for my wedding photos, two books, one titled "great sex" the other "the art of sensual massage" (i love my mom haha), as well as a certificate stating that i do not have to pay rent (the parents are the landlords) for the summer after i'm married and before i move.

from MIL1 (curtis' mom) and his sister i got bride/groom travel mugs w/ lids that keep drinks hot or cold, as well as a stove top popcorn popper, and 4 big plastic popcorn cups

Angie
05-01-2011, 10:14 PM
Mandy -- What cool and clever gifts! I was thinking you might already have a lot of household things, so how great to get stuff you can use. Good thing you got the sex book so you'll know what to do :lol3: and I love the energy drinks! Free rent is always a nice one too!

Rainbowgirl
05-01-2011, 10:29 PM
April 30: 251.0

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love2b150
05-01-2011, 10:40 PM
I posted this on the accountability thread but I wanted to be accountable here too. Hope it's ok ...

Breakfast supposed to add peanut butter to this but the taste is overwhelming and berries (I know the strawberry yogurt isn't the same)
smoothie = light vanilla ice cream, light strawberry & peach yogurt, almond milk and vanilla whey protein powder, low sodium V8

Lunch
tuna w/light mayo and relish and 4 saltines, whole wheat sandwich thin w/cinnamon, and brussel sprouts

Snack
medium red apple and later a bag of honey cashews

Dinner
salmon, green beans, 1/2 biscuit and a little baked potato w/spray butter

Today's calories 1556 maybe a little more
86ozs of water
exercise treadmill 18:46 minutes, 1 mile burned 126 calories

not the greatest but better than I've been :)

Good night everyone :crossed: for great weigh-ins for us all :grouphug:

blinkworks
05-01-2011, 11:13 PM
May!
1:263.0
2:260 -3.o I think there's such a big difference because yesterdays weigh in was later at night. Today's is before food.
3:260.6 +0.6 D: dangit.. just gotta work harder today
4: AWESOME -_- the batteries just died on my scale today. greeeat.
5:258.0 -2.8:D I must be doing something right. 5lbs in 5 days..that seems unusually quick, doesn't it?
6:257.4 -0.6 yayy!
7:256.4 -1.0awesome! a whole ten pounds since I've started here at 3FC. SW: 266.4
8:255.6 -.08 Everything is going way better than i expected!
9:255.2 -o.4 Better than what I expected. I had Chinese food last night, so I'm relatively happy that I lost at all.
10:254.8 -.04 bah it seems i've slowed down a bit.
11:255.6 +.08 Bah! That's what I get for going to Applebees!
12:255.0 -.06 Well, at least it's coming off.
14:254.4 -0.6 Yay! 240's better get ready for me!
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05-01-2011, 11:29 PM
Weigh-in was 230.2 this morning. Hoping to break back into the 20s for good this week...I don't ever want to see these 230s EVER AGAIN, lol.

Bulletproof - Happy Birthday! :celebrate:

Love2b - Thank you for the kind words. :hug:

Kukkie - I imagine you're right that it was just the drinks. Water should help, and it'll come right back down. :yes:

JamieSue - Congrats on completing your Half Marathon miles! :yay:

Diana, Ona, Angie, FitGirly, Gale, and SwimGirl - Hey ladies! :wave:

And, hello to everyone else, too! There's a lot of new faces, er...names? lol...on these monthly threads since the beginning of last month. That's great! This is always such a good group of people. :grouphug:

Chantelle
05-02-2011, 02:22 AM
Hi everyone! New to this thread, I look forward to meeting all of you! :)

Let's rock May!
1: 212.2
2: 213.2 (+1.0 / +1.0 overall)
3: 213.2 (-0.0) Grr, 4mi at the gym last night...come on whoosh! :woops:
4: 212.4 (-0.8 / +0.2)
5: 212.4 (-0.0 / +0.2)
6: 211.6 (-0.8 / -0.6) YAY overall loss is finally going in the right direction!
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05-02-2011, 07:00 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

This will be a busy week for me at work. I will check in and read about all of your accomplishments, but I won't be able to do personals. Have a great week!

Calories for yesterday: 1365 + :coffee:

Weigh In: 146.8

No change

thaisccs
05-02-2011, 07:44 AM
First time I'm going to do this...
SW: 182
GW: 175

1: 182
2: 179.5 (what? I'll take it!) (-2.5)
3: 179.5 (0.0)
4: 180.4 (+0.9)
5: 178.8 (-1.6/ -3.2 overall)
6: 179.4 (+0.6/ -2.6)
7: 179.2 (-0.2/ -2.8)
8: Mother's day memory loss
9: 179.3 (+0.1/ -2.7)
10: 179 (-0.3/ -3.0)
11: 178 (-1.0/ -4.0)
12: 177.7 (-0.3/ -4.3)
13: 178.8 (+1.1/ -3.2)
14: 177.7 (-1.1/ -4.3) (Back to weight training: 3 times a week)
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05-02-2011, 07:54 AM
April 29 Weight: 183.3
May Goal - be at goal weight (175)

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7: My birthday!
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fitkristi
05-02-2011, 07:58 AM
I was gone for most of last month (though I still tracked) so I'm glad to be back and chat with all of the regulars and meet the new folks!

I'm up slightly from my last weigh in, but I was out of town this weekend and sick to boot, so I didn't get any exercise in...AND we had a 85th birthday party to attend!

I am a little bummed because I was hoping to reach my goal weight by my 1 year anniversary of my weight loss (May 8) and as I got closer to that date and realized that I wouldn't reach my goal, I felt down. Which was RIDICULOUS! How could I not celebrate how far I've come? How could I be depressed that I didn't lose 127lbs in a year when I *have* lost 119lbs!? So I decided just to not be upset about it - celebrate the 1 year mark and move forward. I'm looking to the future, and deciding where my new goal weight will settle - 175lbs just marks my venture into 'overweight' and I know I want to go a little further, but just haven't decided how much.

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05-02-2011, 07:59 AM
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April 30, 2011 -- 263.6

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Xaria
05-02-2011, 08:08 AM
April 30 - 209.8 | May Goal - 199.9

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March Weight Loss Total - 12.8 pounds
April Weight Loss Total - 4.8 pounds

GirlyGirlSebas
05-02-2011, 08:12 AM
Hi Friends!

Welcome to the group, Chantelle.
Welcome back, Gale.
Bulletproof - Congratulations on fitting into smaller jeans!
JamiSue - Congratulations on completing your 1/2 marathon!
Angie- I love Cameron's comment! My girls would think it was a nightmare if we lost the internet.
Reptogirl- Hang in there! Hope life settles down soon.
Mandy - Those are wonderful gifts!
Diana - Hope you work week is good despite the busy-ness. Oh, and this is the one I have http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ninja-Master-Prep-Food-and-Drink-Maker/14895654 There are different levels of Ninja This is the basic one that I use for my protein shakes with ice. Crushes and blends the ice with ease.

The scales went back up by .6 today. I have no idea why. Fickle scales!

Today, I have a dental appointment to have to fillings replaced. I really, really don't like going to the dentist! Hopefully, all goes well and I'll make it to Zumba this evening.

I made the decision to go off Medifast. I have 8 days of food left. This plan does cost quite a bit each month and I wanted to make a donation for relief to the tornado victims. I originally started this plan to give myself a kickstart and it did do that. I'm now detoxed off the sugar and eating on a schedule. I'm planning to transition to a combination of Southbeach and calorie counting. I must confess....I'm terrified that my weight loss will stop or will slow down to almost nothing! I'll be researching some meals and snacks that I want to use as my go-to meals for the first few weeks. I'm going to try to make the transition as easy as possible!

Have a great on-plan day.

authentic
05-02-2011, 08:49 AM
Hi Friends!

Welcome to the group, Chantelle.
Welcome back, Gale.
Bulletproof - Congratulations on fitting into smaller jeans!
JamiSue - Congratulations on completing your 1/2 marathon!
Angie- I love Cameron's comment! My girls would think it was a nightmare if we lost the internet.
Reptogirl- Hang in there! Hope life settles down soon.
Mandy - Those are wonderful gifts!
Diana - Hope you work week is good despite the busy-ness. Oh, and this is the one I have http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ninja-Master-Prep-Food-and-Drink-Maker/14895654 There are different levels of Ninja This is the basic one that I use for my protein shakes with ice. Crushes and blends the ice with ease.

The scales went back up by .6 today. I have no idea why. Fickle scales!

Today, I have a dental appointment to have to fillings replaced. I really, really don't like going to the dentist! Hopefully, all goes well and I'll make it to Zumba this evening.

I made the decision to go off Medifast. I have 8 days of food left. This plan does cost quite a bit each month and I wanted to make a donation for relief to the tornado victims. I originally started this plan to give myself a kickstart and it did do that. I'm now detoxed off the sugar and eating on a schedule. I'm planning to transition to a combination of Southbeach and calorie counting. I must confess....I'm terrified that my weight loss will stop or will slow down to almost nothing! I'll be researching some meals and snacks that I want to use as my go-to meals for the first few weeks. I'm going to try to make the transition as easy as possible!

Have a great on-plan day.

I am on a combination of Southbeach and Weightwatcher's and it is working for me. I am losing around 2 lbs a week. I was just on Southbeach (you don't count calories or points on Southbeach) and I hit a plateau for like a month so I realized I needed to be more accountable as to how many calories I was eating. Since I find counting calories to be difficult, I am using Weightwatcher's online and counting points instead. I like their tools and its a good daily diary for me to be accountable and stick to my food plan.

Did you like the Medifast? I was afraid that I would get sick of the shakes pretty quickly, so I never tried it.

Kukkie84
05-02-2011, 09:10 AM
Down 0.4 to 200.1 - loads of water to flush out the previous nights' drinks. But then I also did some Zumba, yoga, and weight lifting, so I now suspect I'm retaining some of that water for muscle repair. Be back shortly for personals.

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05-02-2011, 09:17 AM
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05-02-2011, 09:32 AM
April 30th: 240.6

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I need to drink more water. I've only had about 20oz/day for over a week now. Yikes! No wonder I'm retaining what with the new exercise routine and all; I can hardly get my rings off today!

thaisccs Congratulations on the whoosh!

fitkristi You're so close to goal, WTG! You have come so far this year, I can't wait to see where you decide to settle in.

Rhonda Good luck coming off of Medifast, I know you can do it successfully! Transitions are tough, but I think if you stick with it you'll see success with whatever plan you choose.

Bulletproof Heart
05-02-2011, 10:08 AM
@Diana3271
Yay you keep getting below youe goal weight :)!!! Have a good day!

@fitkristi
I can understand being bummed about not hitting your year mark but dont be! Your at almost the same start weight as me and I figured even losing 10lbs a month it will take over a year to get to it you did an awesome job with all the weight you lost!!

@GirlyGirlSebas
Scales are a very tricky device!

@Kukkie84
Congrats on the .4

At 261.8 today and going with my friend for Chinese since we couldnt do it yesterday :) not long after chinese were going to school and I will need to drink a lot of water so im gonna try to pack 3-4 water bottles!

FitGirlyGirl
05-02-2011, 10:21 AM
Today I am down .8 to 177.6. I'm probably about halfway finished with the spring cleaning. With the constant rain, I can't get any yard work done and the dog is always wet when he comes in and leaves paw prints everywhere so I can't keep the floors clean, grrrr! I'm going to the gym this morning, I didn't go all last week. After that I'm spending a few hours helping with donation stuff for tornado victims on base and then more cleaning.

Bulletproof - Congrats on the clothing. Sounds like a good b-day treat for yourself and new sizes are always awesome.

Aimee - It's stress, TOM, and sodium all combined. I'm not worried, it's going away. We've been here since August '08 and never seen it this bad. The locals say it's not usually like this either. The entire continent is having strange weather this year. We also have lots of evacuation in this area for flooding and our area is under a constant flood watch right now. Enjoy the training week!

Diana - Your blender and my micro should be buddies. I've had it since 2001, not 23 years yet, but it's still goin strong and that's after spending a few years in England where the power difference should have shortened its lifespan. LOL

JamiSue - :congrat: on the half marathon!

Angie - A quilt from old jeans sounds adorable. I have wanted to learn to quilt, but so far have not found the time. A nightmare, lol, he's too cute.

Mandy - Energy drinks, LOL, I love that one!

Rhonda - A change like could make your loss slow down or stall, but it will go back to normal. I think the planning ahead that you are doing now will probably help. Good luck! That's awesome that you want to donate to tornado victims. I was not personally hit (yet :crossed:) but I live in the area of Arkansas that was hit hardest (the base hubby is stationed on was hit) and I have friends and family in Alabama, so I know people who were hit.

eclipse
05-02-2011, 10:26 AM
down the 1.2 I was randomly up yesterday, plus another .6 to 156 lbs even. That takes me to 130 lbs lost total!

love2b150
05-02-2011, 10:45 AM
repto hope today is better for you :hug:

Mandy what neat gifts ... it's always good to get unexpected things that you can use :) and gift cards are always a plus :)

Rainbow .6 isn't bad at all. :crossed: that it's just water and goes away :hug:

Hi blinkworks :welcome: ... When I weigh at night I'm 3-4lbs lighter in the a.m.

ophelia I feel the same way about the 8 that you do about the 3. I think that number likes me. I saw a 6 in September of last year so I know it exist but it keeps hiding :D Gotta find some humor in this :hug: We'll see new numbers this month :)

Hi Chantelle :welcome:

Hi Diana, do let us know if you find your blender though. Have a great week :hug:

Hi thaisccs :welcome: good job on the 2.5lbs gone :)

Hi Kristi :wave: ... :woohoo: You have to :cheer2: CELEBRATE :cheer2: the 119lb VICTORY :congrat: ... That is wonderful :hug:

ladynredd hopefully it's just water and will be gone soon :hug:

Hi Xaria good job on the .2 down :)

Rhonda that's what I wanted to do was SB and calorie count but I think in my mind and with my limited discipline I do better with just counting. Best of luck to you in your transition :hug: LOL I think all young people and older (like me would think it's a nightmare to be without the internet) we are so spoiled, hehehe. Hope all goes well at the dentist and you feel up to Zumba. :hug:

Hi authentic :wave:

Kukkie good job on the .4 down :)

Hi Kiyoshima :wave:

Gale good job on the 1.6lbs gone :)

Hi Bullet :wave:

Roxy good job on the .8 down :)

:woohoo: eclipse :congrat: on 130lbs GONE! :high: What a great way to start the month :)

Coondocks and Ona where are you? :wave:

Hello to everyone I missed :wave:

love2b150
05-02-2011, 10:52 AM
My update ...

First thank you ALL for putting up with my whining yesterday :grouphug:
I must had kicked/pinched a nerve or something that helped. My weigh in today was 177.6. I am down 3.8lbs. I did my usual on off the scale and the number did not change. And I weighed in only 5 minutes earlier than yesterday. So I'm feeling revived and happy today ... thank goodness :). Hope this keeps up :crossed:

I hope you ALL has a Positively On Point day :hug:

Eliana
05-02-2011, 11:32 AM
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05-02-2011, 11:55 AM
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05-02-2011, 12:44 PM
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05-02-2011, 12:54 PM
April 30: 251.0

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thaisccs
05-02-2011, 12:57 PM
Thanks, Gale and love2b150! I'm incredibly happy about and hoping it'll stick around! xD

MEH1969
05-02-2011, 01:06 PM
255 this morning. It's been about 4 weeks since I got serious, and I'm down 10lbs. I'll take it!

fitkristi
05-02-2011, 01:20 PM
Rainbow girl - I'm very irregular with periods too, and ALWAYS gain a pound or two around my TOM and hold onto it until after its done. Just keep on plan and you'll be fine!

konfyoozed
05-02-2011, 01:24 PM
alrighty everyone, i'm here. checking in.

reporting an up today, but not a big one. 0.2lbs to 275.8 but i'm not gonna stress it. why? TMI - no poo today yet, so that's easy enough to fix. and also, after i have little gains i tend to have a whoosh. like a pound or so, like my body needs to gear up to let go of the weight. don't know how that works, but it's a pattern i've noticed.

it also means that i managed to not go overboard with my 3 day weekend and overeat like i tend to do when i've got time off. staring at leftover candy and a huge bin of cashews. so i'll take it! :)

everyone have a good day today!

Rainbowgirl
05-02-2011, 01:41 PM
fitkristi- thanks! That's what I'm going to do - just try to ignore it and stick with the plan rather than get frustrated and give up (which I sometimes want to do lol)

Gale02
05-02-2011, 01:53 PM
@Eclipse :carrot::carrot::carrot: Awesome for 130lbs lost!! :carrot::carrot::carrot:

JamiSue3916
05-02-2011, 02:56 PM
April 2011 - Lost 2.2 pounds

April 30: 282.6
1: 280.0 (-2.6)
2: 278.9 (-1.1) TOTAL LOST -3.7

Down 1.1 this morning! Yay! Started my daily weigh-ins Sunday and will do my "official" weigh-in on Friday mornings. Woke up feeling great this morning - but mostly because I decided to sleep in! :) I've already made plans to hit the gym and swim laps :swim: after work though so I can meet my goal of working out 6 days/week. :)

Angie -- Hearing you talk about quilting is making me get the bug. I haven't made a quilt since I was in high school. My mom had saved a bunch of jeans so she could make a denim quilt but never got around to it. I think I just might have to see if she still has all that stuff. Sounds like fun! Great job hopping on that treadmill when you got home! LOVE the stuff about the T.V....kids are so freaking funny!

Rennie -- Next week will definitely be better! Heavy TOMs are the WORST!!! I LOVED the advice Angie gave you. Keep checking in until your head catches up with your heart...perfect!

Mandy -- What GREAT gifts! It's getting so close....are you just dying?!? Great job staying OP over the weekend! You are doing AMAZING!

Chantelle -- :welcome3:

FitKristi -- Good job on checking the bad feelings about your goal weight. You have done/are doing FANTASTIC!

Rhonda -- Good luck on tweaking your plan. Sounds like you're planning ahead well so even if you have some bumps I'm confident you'll recover quickly.

Eclipse -- Yay! 130lbs!!

Matilda -- Great job having such an aggressive goal this month. You'll never know what you're capable of unless you try, right? Good luck!

Rainbowgirl -- Yuck! I COMPLETELY know how you feel. I gained almost 7lbs last week and had no idea why. You'll start heading back in the right direction in no time.

Thaisccs -- Congrats on losing 50lbs! YAY!!!

Mare -- woo hoo!!!

Kukkie84
05-02-2011, 03:01 PM
Roxy take care of yourself with all those warnings! You'll be in my thoughts.

star I didn't get to saying this before, but holy ideal weight range! Congratulations lady, that's a huge accomplishment.

mandy glad to hear your enjoyed the bridal shower. Very sweet (no pun intended) of your mom to not make your brownies :lol: and I love your gifts, very neat ideas.

Diana yep, still smoke free. 7.5 months now, which I find amazing and such an accomplishment. But then it also gets me down because in that 7.5 months, I've also yo-yo'd with the same weight, when I could have been at my goal. Oh well, I've recommitted and hopefully I'll get there soon.

JamiSue congrats on finishing the half marathon. That's fabulous!

Angie Cameron is the most adorable thing ever! Are you with Rogers? I heard a lot of people were having issues yesterday.

Chantelle and thaisccs welcome to the group!

Kristi glad you got out of that funk, because that's an amazing accomplishment!

Rhonda we'll all be here to support you during your transition, but always good to have a plan in place!

Jeri 130 lbs is an amazing feat! Congratulations!

Rennie great job on your 3.8! Glad you're feeling renewed. I wish I could get there too :loL:

Gotta get back to work, so :wave: to Meh, Gale, Rainbow, Matilda, Arctic Mama, Aimee, Eliana, Bullet and anyone else I missed :hug:

Kiyoshima
05-02-2011, 07:44 PM
April 30: 218

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05-02-2011, 08:54 PM
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Angie
05-02-2011, 10:31 PM
I was fortunate to stay the same despite the sodium laden dinner last night, but I did 4k when we got home, so I hope that helped. I ate out for lunch again today, but with another 3k under my belt I ended the day 250 calories under plan. Hopefully I will dodge yet another sodium bullet. Tomorrow is a work at home day, so great on plan food is on the agenda for me.

Ophelia - :wave: Hope to see you reach the 220's tomorrow.

Diana :wave: Talk to you at the end of your busy week!

Kristi - Welcome back! Where are you for sizes now? Is there a target size you have in mind?

Rhonda -- Hope the dentist appt went okay for you. Luckily for DS our TV was only out of commission for about 10 minutes while I figured out which buttons he had pressed :D

Kukkie -- Way to get in lots of exercise! Yes, we're with Rogers -- so maybe that was the issue!

Bulletproof -- Congrats on your weigh in today :)

Roxy -- Good job on the loss and the spring cleaning! I have the same problem with floors and the dog. About the quilting, I took a 'learn to quilt in a day' class about 10 years ago and I was hooked. I haven't done much sewing since Cameron was born, but I felt like it was time.

Jeri -- Congratulations on your loss today and your fabulous overall loss!

Rennie -- Wowowwowow whoosh! Whatever you did yesterday, keep on doing it!

Mare -- Good job on the last 4 weeks!!

Mandy -- Congratulations on managing your long weekend well :)

Jamisue -- Yup, I'm collecting old jeans from everyone now...lol. I was ticked off that I had to go buy some at a thrift shop to get me started. Congratulations on your great start to May!

:welcome: Blinkworks, Chantelle, Thaisccs, Ladynredd, Xaria,

fitkristi
05-02-2011, 10:57 PM
Angie - Thanks for the welcome! I'm in size 12 for pants, but fit into one pair of 10's (miracle!) - my exercise clothing pants are Larges, and some mediums. I fit into larges for shirts, with the occasional medium thrown in. It's just MIND boggling to me that I'm out of plus sizes!

love2b150
05-02-2011, 11:16 PM
Hi Elaina :wave:

Hi Matilda :wave:

Hi Artic :wave:

Rainbow I've been irregular forever it seems. It sucks so I am always ready :) those McD's cones are my treat but I've stayed away from them the last two days. Heavenly :T.

thaisscs :crossed: that it will :) and mine too :D

Mare congrats on the 10lbs gone :high:

Mandy what a great pattern. Good you know not to get upset and look for the joy at the end :) Cashews my weakness

thanks JamiSue :hug: Good job on the 1.1lbs gone :high:

Wow Kukkie I've been away forever then, 7.5 months ... I'm jumping for joy for and with you. That's great! :hug: You can and you will ... trust me I'm not there yet ... but trying to stay positive :)

Hi Kiyoshima :wave:

reptogirl glad you're getting better, :crossed: for a good day tomorrow for you and your sister :hug:

Thanks Angie ... I am sure trying :crossed: I am so wanting to do more exercise wise (walking not running) but I just can't at the moment. I'll keep smiling when I see your accomplishments though and I'll get there again :hug:

speaking of which I am doing a little better each evening
I did a mile in 17:57 only a few seconds difference from yesterday but made me feel good burned 130 calories at 3.3-3.5
calories 1355
96ozs of water

Good night :crossed: for a good weigh in tomorrow :grouphug: I know a lot of finger crossing here lately ... gotta be hopeful for good things to come :)

SwimGirl
05-03-2011, 12:58 AM
Just a quick one from me, working so much OT in the last couple days.. SO glad I am off tomorrow :)

Down .4 this morning, nice little start to the week!

-Aimee

starbrite
05-03-2011, 01:26 AM
Morning :wave:
Back from crazy three day hen weekend- LOTS AND LOTS of alcohol, but only reporting a bump of 0.2 so keep on fighting !! :)

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05-03-2011, 02:55 AM
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Diana3271
05-03-2011, 07:08 AM
Good Morning Everyone! :wave:

Calories for yesterday: 1440 + :coffee2:

Weigh In: 147.2

Up: .4

Gotta love those daily fluctuations! ;)

fitkristi
05-03-2011, 08:05 AM
April 29 Weight: 183.3

1: OOT
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Down .5 - I'll take it!

FitGirlyGirl
05-03-2011, 08:16 AM
I'm up a pound to 178.6. Grrrr TOM!!! I didn't make it to the gym or anything yesterday. Once the cramps started I could barely move. I am hoping today will be better.

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05-03-2011, 08:32 AM
April 30: 218

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05-03-2011, 09:01 AM
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Gale02
05-03-2011, 09:11 AM
April 30th: 240.6

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This irritated me. I weighed 241.8 right before I went to bed last night and managed to be UP this morning when I got up. Oh well. I was within my calories yesterday and exercised for 3.5 hours total... something will give before too long.

GirlyGirlSebas
05-03-2011, 09:38 AM
Hi Friends! I dropped a pound overnight. Gotta love those crazy scales!
I'm running behind on work because of my dental appointment yesterday. No time for personals. Ladies, get your vitamin D levels checked! Mine was crazy low and I had no clue until I decided to ask my doctor to test me last year. Now, I have issues with my teeth and the beginning stages of bone degeneration. :(

Thanks to each of you for your encouragement about me switching off of Medifast. I'm 47, in menopause and have a very slow metabolism. A lot of diets simply don't work on my body. I'm hoping that Southbeach principles will work for me again.

Have a great on-plan day.

Thanks for each of you

Vixsin
05-03-2011, 10:21 AM
I am so in this month too!!!! My official loss for April was 3 lbs. I am in it to win it in May!!!!

Hi Everyone!!

WOW! Have I (and this thread!!)been busy! I hope you all have been doing well.

the weekend was great. Busy as usual.

Today my scale rewarded me with a huge whoosh down of 2.6 lbs down to 195.2!!! I don't think it will stick around tomorrow but it's here today! I think my random gains all last week were due to ovulation. I think now that I had the Mirena, I am becoming one of those who gains at ovulation and then again around TOM's arrival....Super. :)

I've had 2 MAJOR NSV's!!! I am officially NO LONGER OBESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never thought I would be so happy to say that I am OVERWEIGHT and I am proud!!!!!! :high:

And yesterday, I bought a treadmill!!!! I can't wait to pick it up!! I can't wait to have it in my house and be able to stare at it longingly as I walk by it to do laundry. LOL

All that makes for a VERY happy girl today!!!!!!

Gale02
05-03-2011, 10:31 AM
And yesterday, I bought a treadmill!!!! I can't wait to pick it up!! I can't wait to have it in my house and be able to stare at it longingly as I walk by it to do laundry.:rofl:

WTG on being overweight!! (That sounds strange, but you kwim.) Keep up the good work!!

Kukkie84
05-03-2011, 10:32 AM
Vix congrats on no longer being obese! What an amazing feeling! And yay for your treadmill, I know you'll put it to great use!

Gale did you get enough sleep? Did you weigh earlier than normal? It could be anything, don't stress it!

Rhonda great job on your pound down!

Roxy hope you feel better soon!

star sounds like you enjoyed your weekend :lol:

Matilda08
05-03-2011, 11:41 AM
My goal for this month is to get to 215 its a little aggressive for me but I plan to turn it up a notch this month. Today ended the semester*thank god* but I still have the final which is ok and tax season also ended so I can f ully concentrate on my wl goals and not be all stressed So I am back!


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05-03-2011, 11:44 AM
Fitgirly- no big deal you can dust it right off and stay in the game :)

Kiyosh- nice job keep it up!

Kukkie- nice woosh!!!

Gale- and that is all that matters the scale will have no choice just continue to stay on plan:)

Rhonda- Just hang in there hun you can get through this!

Vixsin- congrats on all of your nsv!!!!! wooohooo

Coondocks
05-03-2011, 11:58 AM
Wow have I ever missed a lot!
No internet, No scale for the last little while.
So, I don't know what I weigh right now . . . . I think i've gone up a bit, I can 'feel' it, weird as that sounds.

BUT . . . . I have restarted my weight lifitng, restarted my treadmill and restarting C25K this week!!
I've been eating healthy foods, cooking healthier and making sure I'm eating enough and not under eating from stress.
Jack has started a new daycare and it actually ends up freeing up about 35 minutes for me each morning as it's so so close. Kind of upset that I dropped him off this morning and got "Ok, love you bye mama" and off to the toys he went - but I know that's a really great thing.
Things with S, well they are what they are, we are civil the few times we speak and that's good enough.

big breath . . . here we go :) :)

Vix - CONGRATS!!!!! :carrot::carrot:I love the 'in it to win it' motto for the month, i'm right there with ya!! Im glad to be able to jump back on here, the positive vibe is infectious :) Awesome on the treadmill :D


GirlyGirl - You've got the determination to find what works for you, good on ya!! Keep at it and you'll find it for sure :hug:

Kukkie - Rock it OUT with that whoosh!! Way to go!

Angie - Quilting I never got into, my mother makes beautiful quilts and has always made for me and my brother. I still cherish them :) I'll stick to making my jewelry, I'm too much of an instant gratification person lol.

Love - Good for you shaving time off your mile, those seconds may seem small but they build up!

FitKristi - .5 is great! Glad to see you back, your one year is coming up and look how much you've accomplished . . . amazing. :) :)

Matilda - Throw down with those pounds and reach your goal this month, i know you can do it!!

Aimee - Day off, oh what a joy that would be, at least your getting some nice weather instead of rain for it. Hows the month been treating ya all 3 days of it lol - no more headaches for you I hope!

Welcome to everyone new, sorry I know I've missed a LOT of people, I'll be back a little later but should probably do some kind of work while I'm at my desk :p

Angie
05-03-2011, 12:42 PM
Hi everyone! I'm up .6 today, but I know it's a sodium gain. Looking forward to having a whoosh as the restaurant food leaves me. I've already logged 7km for May and plan on adding a few more today. 19 days until I leave for Vegas!

Kristi -- That must be so awesome! I was in the mall last weekend and realized I haven't mall-shopped in ages. I've been online shopping mostly because I feel a bit embarrassed about shopping in non-plus sized stores...like they might ask me to leave because I'm still on the border. :dizzy: Congrats on your .5 today!

Rennie -- Sounds like you had a great day yesterday, congratulations!

Aimee -- Congrats on your .4, enjoy your day off today :)

Starbrite :wave:

Diana :wave:

Roxy -- Sorry about the gain. Do you find that exercise helps with your cramps? It has been working for me -- I knew TOM was coming because of breast tenderness and general irritability, but the cramps did not come in advance this time, and were not even too back during for a change.

Kiyoshima -- Congrats on your 1.5 today! Where are you moving?

Kukkie -- Whoosh! Good job!!

Gale -- When that happens to me (lower at night than the next morning) it's normally because of sodium...could that be the case for you?

Rhonda - Congrats on your 1lb loss today!

Vixsin -- Whoosh for you too! Awesome! You're going to love the convenience of having the treadmill. I use it often after DS is in bed or while he's vegged out watching a movie for the umpteenth millionth time. :D

Matilda -- Love the attitude, if you're doing the right things those little gains mean nothing, it will be gone soon and take a few friends with it!

Coondocks -- Well I am an instant gratification person too...I always choose simple patterns, and I machine quilt, so if all things are on my side I can finish a top of a quilt in a day or two. Then I only have to work up the energy to finish the bottom (the boring part)...lol. I also make beaded lanyards to hold security passes for work, or the things that hold your glasses around your neck -- I make those when I want to see something started and finished in an hour or two :) That was a great daycare find for you and it sounds like Jack is happy there too, great all around! Good luck with your C25K. I've dropped out, I couldn't move on to week 4, but I've been doing a lot more fast walking.

Ona -- :wave: Miss you! :sumo:

JamiSue3916
05-03-2011, 01:01 PM
April 2011 - Lost 2.2 pounds (Ready to kick butt in May!)

April 30: 282.6
1: 280.0 (-2.6)
2: 278.9 (-1.1)
3: 276.0 (-2.9) TOTAL LOST -6.6

Woke up with a major headache :headache: this morning but am able to ignore it for now thanks to the GREAT news the Wii man gave me this morning! Finally down to where I was last week before my HUGE and CRAZY UP WHOOSH! I didn't work out yesterday and haven't worked out yet today. I was still pretty sore yesterday from the 1/2 marathon but am definitely feeling better today. I'm going to stop want to swim laps on my home today - so I can hopefully continue to see losses on the scale.

I'm fantasing about the 260's, right now. I haven't been in the 260's in almost four years! Here's hoping I get back there soon! :crossed:

Kiyoshima -- I know what you mean about missing exercise. I'm a day off my routine and I can tell the difference! Good for you for focusing on getting back on track! Congrats on the loss this morning too!

Reptogirl -- So sorry to hear that you're still not feeling great but at least it is getting better. My husband has been sick for two weeks now and hasn't been to the gym because he feels so awful. Sending you :hug: and hoping you get better soon.

Angie -- You are the model of balancing food indulgences with excellent exercise! Great job!!

Kristi -- Wow! Out of plus sizes...how fantastic! :cp: I can't wait for there to no longer be a 2 in front of the size on my clothes! Congrats on the loss this morning!

Rennie -- Congrats on the time you made for the mile! Being an avid walker myself, I happen to think that's a GRRRREAT time! Great job on the water drinking too! I still haven't mastered that one!

Aimee -- You'll be loving all that OT when payday comes! Glad to hear you'll have some time for R&R soon and congrats on the loss!

Lizz -- SO LONG 240's! They're are going to be in your rear view in no time! ;)

Diana -- GOOD MORNING!!

FitGirly -- So sorry to hear about your cramps! I have brutal menstrual cramps as well and truly sympathize. I hope they (and that pesky pound) take their leave soon!

Kukkie -- Go Kukkie! Go Kukkie! Hooray on the whoossshh!!

Gale -- You exercise 3.5 hours yesterday?!? Holy smokes! That fake weight gain will be gone for sure!

Rhonda -- Thanks for the tip on Vit D. I never think about that stuff and had no idea they could test for it.

Vixsin -- I'm you girl! I was only down 2.2 in April so me and May have got some beef to settle! CONGRATULATIONS on being overweight! That is an amazing success!

Matilda -- Great attitude! I'm new to daily weighing but don't let the sale take away the success of having an OP day!

Coondocks -- Welcome back! It's always bitter sweet when our little ones run off to play when we drop them off. Good for them but always a little tough for us. Congratulations on starting your C25k plan again! I had read you and others talking about that and final decided to figure out what it was. The plan sounds amazing! I think I'll give it a try in a month or two myself. :D

konfyoozed
05-03-2011, 01:12 PM
good afternoon ladies!

just a quick check in before i have to go to work... no change on the scale today. still 275.8. after a totally on plan day with food, and exercise too. my phone app says i'm supposedly ovulating today, but i don't think you ovulate when you're on birth control pills? :dunno: hoping for a serious woosh sometime soon!

love2b150
05-03-2011, 01:16 PM
Aimee good job on the 0.4 down :) get some rest tomorrow :hug:

Hi starbrite :wave:

Hi Lizz great positive thinking :)

Diana yes we do ;) the joys of being a woman :)

Kristi good job on the 0.5 down :)

Roxy sorry about the cramps, hope today is better :hug:

Kiyoshima whoosh good job on the 1.5lbs gone :)

Kukkie whoosh good job 2.3lbs gone :)

Gale water/muscles?? is what I hear everybody saying tomorrow will be better :crossed:

Rhonda good job on the pound gone :)

Vixsin whoosh good job on the 2.6lbs gone :) Congrats on your two NSV's :high:

Matilda that's right keep smiling :)

Coondocks There you are! :hug: Thank you I appreciate you saying that especially since you all workout like crazy :hug: Aw they do make you wanna cry sometimes (our little ones). I remember when our oldest first when to day care she looked at me looked at the other kids and the toys, and said, "bye bye mommy see you later" I said no hug ... she didn't even turn around. I drove to work with tears rolling down my face. She laughs when I tell that story now :)

Thanks Jami I am always thirty it seems, drives DH crazy because I always need to stop. And I appreciate the compliment on my walking time :hug:

Mandy :crossed: for a whoosh :hug:

Where is ONA ?????

Well my scale liked me another morning I am down 0.8 to 176.8. Didn't set any goals this month yet so here they are ...

1. get out of the 170's
2. be able to do 2 full miles without stopping (treadmill/track)
3. plan weekend meals and take them with me
4. come on here to talk to you all if I GET READY to do any OFF PLAN eating
5. keep accountable

Keep in MY mind, tell myself daily THIS IS DOABLE, THIS IS DOABLE

reptogirl
05-03-2011, 01:35 PM
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05-03-2011, 02:08 PM
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2: 252.2 - what the heck?! I really, really, hope this is just because maybe TOM is approaching (Im so irregular, I never really know until it arrives) - but I followed my plan yesterday, deviating only to get a McDonald's cone (150 calories) and I budgeted it for that, too. Not 100% sure why I've gained a pound and a bit back. Very annoying!
3: 252.6 TOM still not here, still getting intermittent symptoms that it's approaching but not here yet. Frustrated, but I know I haven't gone over my calorie budget so I cannot be gaining weight through that (I'm not eating high fat foods or low-nutritional value foods). Just have to persevere and wait.
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05-03-2011, 03:17 PM
good afternoon ladies!

just a quick check in before i have to go to work... no change on the scale today. still 275.8. after a totally on plan day with food, and exercise too. my phone app says i'm supposedly ovulating today, but i don't think you ovulate when you're on birth control pills? :dunno: hoping for a serious woosh sometime soon!

You don't ovulate when you're on the pill, but there's still some hormonal things that happen around that time. You just don't release any eggs. :)

Gale02
05-03-2011, 03:19 PM
Thanks for the encouragement, everyone! I am confident that if I stick to my plan the scale will cooperate. So, in the face of my inexplicable gain this morning I played an hour of racquetball at the gym. Take that, silly scale! ;)

@ JamiSue - Yep, Mondays are my big exercise day. I did an hour of cardio and a half hour of weights at the gym in the morning and then played 2 hours of volleyball in the evening. I've been playing volleyball for years, through my high and low weights; I even played 7 months pregnant with my first :eek: I just love it! :D

eclipse
05-03-2011, 03:30 PM
up .4 to 156.4.

Angie
05-03-2011, 04:22 PM
Jamisue - Yep, I eat out often for work, and I try to make good choices, but still, restaurant food is always more full of sodium, and it's sometimes hard to get accurate calorie counts. The exercise is a little insurance for me, if I was off on the calories, or if the sodium is high, I like to give myself a little wiggle room.

Mandy - Way to go holding steady!

Rennie -- Congratulation on your .8 today -- that combined with yesterday is pretty great. Love your goals for May!

Rainbowgirl -- Stick with your plan, it will pay off soon and you'll get your whoosh :)

Gale -- Good job on the exercise!

JamiSue3916
05-03-2011, 05:21 PM
1. 311.8
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I know this isn't funny, but your post of "well" had me giggling this morning. I have SO been there! :hug:

FutureThoughts
05-03-2011, 05:32 PM
Hey all! Can I jump into this May Scales Party?? I don't often pay attention to my daily weight (even tho I get on the scale mostly every morning) because, like a lot of you, I just naturally fluctuate t/o the month :mad: But what I really liked about this group was all the people concentrating not on the number but whether they were OP and exercised the day before!! Good job everyone!

So I think this will be good for me! Bold is official weigh in for Harry Potter Challenge.

1: n/a
2: 214.4
3: n/a
4: 215.2 (+.8)
5: 213.6 (-1.6)
6: n/a
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8: 218 (+4.4) ???? I knew it was a bad few days :(
9: 214.4(-3.6) ??? Don't know if I should believe it. But I guess it makes me even for last week!
10: 213.6 (-.8)
11: 213.2 (-.4)
12: 213.2 (-.0)
13: 212.6 (-.6)
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16: 210.4 (-4.0 for week!) (-.4 day)
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-I exit you smaller in size but bigger in confidence than I entered!:wave:

konfyoozed
05-03-2011, 06:25 PM
You don't ovulate when you're on the pill, but there's still some hormonal things that happen around that time. You just don't release any eggs. :)

i figured it had to be something, because i tend to gain around ovulation, and i was wondering if those 'hormonal things' that still occur when it's *supposed* to happen could be contributing to my scale not moving...

love2b150
05-03-2011, 10:25 PM
Hi reptogirl :wave:

Hi Rainbowgirl :wave:

Gale racquetball/volleyball whew You Go Girl :high:

Hi Jeri :wave:

Thanks Angie ... this is how I feel WHEN I'm consistent ----> The exercise is a little insurance for me, if I was off on the calories

Hi Jami :wave:

Hi FutureThoughts :welcome: Jump on in you'll love it here :) I like this ---> I exit you smaller in size but bigger in confidence than I entered!

Hi Mandy :wave:

Today has been a good day

Over by 227 calories total calories 1827
80ozs of water
Exercise today 1.66 miles walk at the track. Our speed went from 3.3 to 2.5 average at the end calories burned 127. I would have loved to do the other 1.5 miles but we went too late. Ladies I now know I can do it, I just need to be outside is all. Gonna try to go earlier on Thursday. I have Bible Study tomorrow so the treadmill will be it. :)

starbrite
05-04-2011, 01:18 AM
Morning :wave:
Up 0.6 - not at all surprising after first visit back with DT (Demon Trainer) :lol:
Gotta stay focussed and strong - I can do it 9lbs is not such a lot after the other 136 :)

Diana3271
05-04-2011, 07:15 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

I haven't mentioned this recently. I am still having issues with and try to figure out my food allergy. It has gotten better. I think I may be allergic to a couple things. Maybe a food family. :dunno: Anyways, that's what I am dealing with right now. I think it's responsible for my gain the last couple of days. It will pass though.

Calories for yesterday: 1440

Weigh In: 147.8

Up: .6

love2b150
05-04-2011, 07:17 AM
Good Morning Everyone :wave:

Hi starbrite :wave:

Diana sorry about the food allergies :hug:

I'm up 0.2 to 177.0 no complaints though my scale is tricking me. :?: Angie you know how we said the scale is 3-4lbs down by morning?? Well the last 2 days have been only 1.6 to 2lbs lower. It has never been like that before. hummmmm

Ok back later ... hair to do, snacks, breakfast, school bus and Curves later :)
Raining and chilly today here. Have a great day Everyone :grouphug:

OnaMi
05-04-2011, 07:42 AM
:wave: Good Morning Everyone!

Been really busy but very happy to see that i can Maintaining my weight without exercising :carrot:(WI at 190.6 today).I know I've said that before but this is the first time, in a year and 1/2, I've gone this long without doing anything.It's been 3 days since I've exercised and i haven't freaked out or been antsy about it either :woohoo: eating on the fly and so thrilled at how my new life is going.

Oh and i worked so hard to get into this beautiful red satin/lace dress for the party and now my sister has changed the color theme of the party to pink and white.. just evil :mad: Everyone will be in pink and white and i don't want to look different :( So today I'm going to go and find the most prettiest dress i can plus a ton of other stuff :dizzy:

Have a great day everyone :grouphug:

fitkristi
05-04-2011, 07:51 AM
April 29 Weight: 183.3
May Goal - be at goal weight (175)

1: OOT
2: 183.5
3: 183.0 -.5
4: 181.0 -2

Man - I really hold onto weight right before my period and then really REALLY drop it after - dropped 2lbs overnight and finally down to 181, which marks a loss of 40% of my body weight. Just 6lbs away from my goal!!!

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05-04-2011, 07:53 AM
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05-04-2011, 08:24 AM
Hi Friends! Gained .02 today. I'm not surprised. I've had a tough couple of days. Work has been extra stressful and I've been turning to my old comfort foods to deal with it. Time to pull it together! Last evening, had a chat with Hubby and we decided that I'm not quite ready to come off the Medifast. The structure is incredibly important for me right now. Once I made the decision, it's like a weight was removed from my shoulders! I need to get a ton of work done today, so please forgive me for not doing personals. Hopefully, I can squeeze in Zumba tonight.

Have a great on-plan day.

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05-04-2011, 08:25 AM
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05-04-2011, 08:58 AM
'morning gang! Weighed in at 198.8, that's +1lb from yesterday, but I'm not worried. Was OP yesterday and I decided to angle the tv towards the elliptical last night, so that I could get in a workout while watching The Biggest Loser. How's that for motivation to keep going? Spent the first half of the show on the elliptical, and the second half with free weights. Man I felt good last night, and this morning I am sore! So I have no doubt the gain is from my muscles holding water. Oh and since I actually graced the office with my presence today, I also weighed in earlier than usual.

Gale02
05-04-2011, 09:08 AM
April 30th: 240.6

1: 244.4
2: 241.6
3: 242.4
4: 244.6 :tantrum:

This is really starting to irk me. I went over my calories by about 400 yesterday, but I burned over 1200 calories exercising, 1600 just wasn't cutting it... I was hungry!! I'm not a believer in eating back exercise calories, but when I'm super hungry I will give myself some leeway. Maybe I'm exercising too much? I've only been at the gym thing for a week and a half, maybe I'm retaining huge amounts of water? My rings are really tight. I'm so frustrated that I've been faithfully going to the gym and what I have to show for it is a 4lb gain. :(:?: I exercised for 3 hours yesterday (1 hr racquetball + 2 hrs volleyball) and 3.5 hrs the day before (1.5 hrs cardio/weights + 2 hrs volleyball)... I think I'll take it a little easier today.

Ok, pity party over. I'm off to the gym to put on more weight. ;)

love2b150
05-04-2011, 09:19 AM
Ona good to see you! :hug: take a picture in the red dress and post it. And then the pink one also :) How did Auntie's party go or is it this weekend sorry. Good for you on maintaining and not freaking out about not being able to exercise ... at least your advice to us works for you also. I'm usually better at giving than doing :D

Kristi congrats on your 40% loss :high: and the 2lbs gone :)

ladynredd good job on the 1.2 down back in the right direction :)

Rhonda you know what works best for you :hug: glad the weight is lifted. I missed Zumba Monday just didn't feel up to it with TOM, but going today. Hope you can make it :)

Hi Kiyoshima :wave:

Hi Kukkie glad you got the work out in, sorry about the sore muscles :hug:

Gale have fun at the gym, you know it'll pay off eventually :)

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Could someone tell me how to get to my fit day on here and How do I delete the old blog that I started last year?? Thanks for your help!

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05-04-2011, 10:53 AM
Maybe this will keep me accountable!!
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05-04-2011, 11:45 AM
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Vixsin
05-04-2011, 12:18 PM
I am freakishly whooshing over here!!! LOL

I am down 1.2 to 194.0 :eek: I hope it sticks around!! :crossed:

Killed it at the gym last night. ran for 35 mins!!!! It was amazing! Gonna get some Pilates tonight and then nothing tomorrow - I have a coffee date. :love: LOL

And now time for some much needed personals!!! :yay:

FutureThoughts: Welcome aboard!!! This is a great place!!

Mandy: Hang in there! The scale stalls even when you're doing all the right things. I just went through that myself. :hug:

Rennie: Awesome job on that walk!!!

Starbrite: You have got this!!!

Ona: good to see you!!! You will look beautiful in any color you choose!!!

Fitkristi: Congrats on being so close to goal!!! That is amazing!

GirlyGirl: Enjoy Zumba

Kukkie: Great job on that workout!!!

Gale02: I'm sorry youre frustrated. I feel that those gains would be from your muscles holding water. You are doing some great exercising. Your body will get used to it.

JamiSue3916
05-04-2011, 12:26 PM
.2 shmoint 2. :p

:swim: for 30 min last night, :tread: @ 3.5mph for 30 min this morning. Slowly getting back into my workout routine following the 1/2 marathon soreness. The swimming felt GREAT BTW!

April 2011 - Lost 2.2 pounds (Ready to kick butt in May!)

April 30: 282.6
1: 280.0 (-2.6)
2: 278.9 (-1.1)
3: 276.0 (-2.9)
4: 276.2 (+0.2) TOTAL LOST -6.4

Future -- :welcome3: You're gonna love these ladies! I'm a new "daily weigher" myself and am enjoying the freedom it gives me taking away the power of the numbers!

Star -- Good luck with the DT. Those 9lbs don't stand a snowball's chance in...well...you know. ;)

Diana -- Good job sticking with your research. You're going to feel SO much better once you've got it figured out!

Love -- We're twinsies...I was up 0.2 this morning too. I'll take it though 'cause I REALLY enjoyed that :jeno: I ate at my mom's last. :D

Ona -- Congrats on finding a good balance even when you're not able to stay OP...you're kind of staying OP anyway! woo hoo! Good luck on finding a new dress. (Boo to the hosts for changing). You're gonna rock whatever you find!

Krist -- YAY! i HEART big overnight drops! :)

Lady -- Woo hoo! Those number are headed the right direction now! Keep doing what you're doing!

Rhonda -- Couple of us gained .2 overnight! Good job evaluating your eating and recognizing what's going to work. Not having stress is going to help you out in the long run anyway. :hug:

Kiyoshima -- Boo to that pesky 0.5. Shoo fly!

Kukkie -- You're still on ONEderland girl! That weird gain is going to melt away with that exercise you're doing! Lucky co-workers to get to see you're lovely face today! ;)

Gale -- Boo! You'll get past this...I know it!

Rtsmme -- Congrats on seeing that number go down!

Coondocks
05-04-2011, 12:29 PM
still no WI for me .. I have to remember to buy batteries when I'm at the store and not everything else that hops into the cart :p
The on plan eating is def helping, I feel more lively. I am sure a lot of that is mentality with the moving on from the situation I'm in - I just feel better about everyting. More like me, randomly amused and happy and little silly things.

Vix - Check you out with your whooshes, dang!! Congrats to you! I need a few of those myself, I'm sure it'll come getting 'back together' with Bob this week . . he's still an evil evil man though :D

Kukkie - Good on ya for getting the eliptical work out in! That's what I tend to do as well, angle the treadmill to the tv lol

Kristi - NICE drop lady!

BBL for everyone else . . . . another lunch meeting today and ohh how i'm looking forward to my quinoa and spinach, seriously becoming addicted to that stuff!

konfyoozed
05-04-2011, 12:53 PM
hello ladies! (where is our gentleman? and the lady that brought him? they've been away a while...)

today's visit with the little wii man saw me at 275.4. a new low, barely, but still a new low! down .4 from yesterday. i'm attempting the new WW plan, because i was having issues counting calories. here's the magic words: i've got an app on my phone! :) i love helpful apps on my phone.

i've noticed that my exercise lately doesn't feel like exercise. which makes me feel like i'm not doing enough. i get no cardio boost from the walk it out game anymore, barely winded after 30 mins of step and boxing. so i ordered leslie sansone's "walk away the pounds" dvds. 3 dvds with 5 different workouts (for 26 dollars!), i'm hoping a change up in the exercise helps me get past the scale stalling on me!

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05-04-2011, 12:57 PM
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Bulletproof Heart
05-04-2011, 01:28 PM
@starbrite
:lol: at DT and awesome you only have 9lbs left!!! I hope I can do as good as you did!!!

@Diana3271
I hope you can figure out your allergy!!

@OnaMi
Good luck with finding a dress im sure you will find an amazing one! Though it is kinda bad your sister changed the color because who knows who coudl have got the other color already!

@fitkristi
Congrats on the 2lbs!!

@Vixsin
Congrats on the 1.2lb!!!!

Yesterday was 262.2 in the morning then at night was 262.0 today I am 260.4! I need to get back on the ball with calorie counting and exercising because I havent done either in the past 3-4weeks ):

Have a good day everyone!!

Angie
05-04-2011, 01:56 PM
WHOOSH! Iím not sure what the heck is going on but Iím down 4.2 lbs to 209.8 today. Whatís weird is that I dreamed I had a ridiculously low number (it was 205 in my dream) and then I stepped on the scale and voila! Iím 209.8!! Oh please please please, I canít stand to see a big bounce back tomorrow! :crossed: I did 4k yesterday in total, 1k in the morning and then 3 in the evening :D

Future Thoughts -- :welcome: I hope you will love this thread as much as I do!

Rennie -- Congratulations on the great day yesterday! When you say you are over your calories, are you also counting the calories burned during your exercise? Hope you have another great energizing day today!

Diana -- Any idea what food family is the culprit? I know you mentioned shellfish before, but did you also say broccoli was a possibility? Does it happen at home ever or just in restaurants?

Ona -- :hug: Oh dress shopping has got to be so exciting for you right now! Good job maintaining through all this planning stuff. Where are you having the party, is it at someoneís home, or a public place? I hope youíll share some pictures with us afterwards.

Kristi -- Congratulations on your 2lbs and on losing 40%, wow!!! So many of people are close to goal now, I hope you guys will still be here during maintenance!

Rhonda :wave:

Kukkie -- Great job on the exercise last night!

Gale -- I bet it is water weight, are your muscles sore? You mentioned the rings, that could be it.

Vixsin -- Congrats on your 1.2 and on the great run last night!

Jamisue -- Wow, awesome job on exercise yesterday, and it looks like itís really paying off for you this monthÖkeep going!

Coondocks -- Iím glad to hear you are feeling more like yourself again, lunch sounds great!

Mandy -- Congratulations on your new low! Which phone app are you using? I use ďlose itĒ -- if youíre on that one too you can add me as a friend :) Good luck with the new exercise plan!

Matilda :wave:

Bulletproof -- Good news about the new weight! Yes, just imagine how quickly it will go when you get focused again -- Iím excited for you!

Diana3271
05-04-2011, 02:17 PM
Today is a day of celebration for me. I went to the Endo this morning. My thyroid labs were good. I am still on the correct dosage of Synthroid. My BMI and weight are in a healthy range. The Dr. said for me to work on maintenance. :yay: :carrot:

Diana3271
05-04-2011, 02:24 PM
Angie I went to the Allergist and everything I was originally suspicious of was negative. I am not allergic to fish or seafood. I was/am thrilled about that. We live on the coast and I eat a lot of seafood/fish. I recently eliminated broccoli, spinach, asprin, & ibuprofen. I had a reaction this week, but it's not as bad as it was even a month ago. I ate at Jason's Deli. They put alfalfa sprouts on the wrap that I like. I am kinda suspicious of the sprouts. I seem to have a reaction every Monday. I eat at Jason's every Sunday. :dunno: It could be a coincidence, though. Alfalfa sprouts, asprin, etc are high in salicylates. The problem is that my reaction is not immediate, so it's hard to tell exactly what it is.

Angie
05-04-2011, 02:26 PM
Diana -- Yes! Congratulations!!!!
:hug: :high: :cheers:

Diana3271
05-04-2011, 02:30 PM
Angie Thank you so much. :hug: :cheers:

Matilda08
05-04-2011, 02:39 PM
Congrats Diana WTG!!!!!!!!:)

JamiSue3916
05-04-2011, 02:39 PM
Coondocks -- Getting rid of all that stress has got to be making a positive impact on you. I've had a few situations like that and when I finally ended up removing the negative person, it was AMAZING how great I felt...almost instantly!

Mandy -- Good luck with WW. It's a great program, I just got tired of having to convert everything to points. For calorie counting I use http://caloriecount.about.com/. And the magic words....YES, the have an app! I can't do anything without an app these day! LOL

Bulletproof -- Yay on still seeing those decreasing numbers. Sometimes we just need a break from the status quo and I'm happy you're still able to meet your goals!

Angie -- YEA BABY! :carrot: You are SO FREAKING close to ONEderland!!!

Diana -- Wow...The Dr. told you go on maintenance? That is simply FANTASTIC! :bravo: All your hard work just paid off bigtime! I can't even imagine my doctor being satisfied with my health. What a dream come true!Must be a great feeling. Here's hoping that you get the allergy stuff figured out sooner rather than later...I can't imagine what havoc that must be playing on your system.

Angie
05-04-2011, 03:14 PM
Jamisue -- Thanks! You're right, it is sooo close, I can hardly wait! OMG I'm going to get in a workout tonight, I would so love to get to ONEderland before my trip on the 21st!

Coondocks
05-04-2011, 03:41 PM
Diana - Well look at you!! Congrats in a MAJOR way!!

Angie - With a whoosh like that, you may very well see ONEderland for your trip, either way you've done so fantastic I hope you have a great, great time!!

Jamie - It almost was instant, the minute I admitted that ya know what, he is drama, he created this situation, its my fault for not standing my ground sooner but now that I have, WOW. Part of me is always going to love him, but I've at least reconized that the man I knew is no longer there. So, this is MY time to be the happy go lucky person I normally am and that's what is going to benefit me and Jack in the long run :)

Ona - Red can be pink and white, it sort of fits ha ha. Sounds like the dress was beautiful, I hope you still get to wear it and I knwo we'd all love to see pics :) :)

FitGirlyGirl
05-04-2011, 03:56 PM
I was up another 2.8 to 181.4 this morning :eek:. It's TOM plus sodium from TOM munchies. I am feeling better today though and I even went to the gym. We have our zumba/power hour teacher back now. Yay! TOM is still hanging around, but at least he's no longer immobilizing me. :carrot: If all goes well and we do get these 4 kiddos I am going to go to the doc to see if I can't get something done to stop this mess.

Thanks for all the well wishes everyone.

Vixsin - Congrats on being overweight! :cp: I hope you enjoy the treadmill.

Coondocks - Congrats on having a little more free time in the morning. Just enjoy what you CAN get right now, soon he'll be too embarrassed to say he loves you in public, lol.

Angie - Exercise helps my cramps as long as the cramps are the normal kinda mild ones. The weight loss is starting to regulate my cycle, but it is also giving me 1-2 days each month when the cramps are so bad I barely make it out of bed. We are experimenting with pain meds to try to find one that will at least let me function even if I can't exercise. Wow what a whoosh! Congrats!

Mandy - Yes, the time when you are supposed to ovulate can still cause a little stall for some women who are on the pill. Happens to a friend of mine every single month. She will jump up almost exactly half a pound and stall at ovulation time then have a little whoosh about 3 days later. Congrats on the new low!

Diana - I am sorry you are still having allergy issues. I really hoped that the removal of broccoli would end your suffering. Congrats on the awesome doc visit! :woohoo:

Kukkie - I almost always exercise while I watch TBL. I feel funny watching it if I'm sittin on my butt.

Happy Wednesday (what's left of it). I'm off to get beds for my future youngins.

love2b150
05-04-2011, 04:10 PM
Rts good job on the 0.2 down :)

Jeri probably just water :)

Vixsin good job on the 1.2lbs gone :crossed: it sticks around and it a lower number tomorrow :hug: We are supposed to go again tomorrow. Congrats on your run. I'm gonna leave about 30-40 minutes earlier tomorrow so I can get the speed in. If I don't sweat I feel like I've wasted my time. .... Coffee date? :)

LOL Jami I will take that 0.2 any day. I enjoyed my burger and my pizza too. :) but I also think it had something to do with my getting up at 3am and almost finishing a 20oz bottle of water. I was hot so I woke up (nothing new I'm always up in the middle of the night) checking on the kids. But last night I came downstairs, antsy I guess because I haven't done that for a good long time. But I was working night too maybe it's part of my adjusting stage ... sorry about the run on ...thinking/typing out loud :D

Coondocks this is so me ----> and not everything else that hops into the cart funny how that happens :rofl: So happy you're feeling better :hug: I just looked at your ticker ... I've gotta catch up :D see what slacking off did!! I'm talking to myself ... we use to be close :) Great outlook for you and Jack :hug:

Mandy good job on your new low :) I love Leslie Sansone's DVD's they start off a little slow to me, that's the tease, then she walks you like crazy :)

Matilda good job on the 0.2 down and glad the stressful part has eased up :)

Bullet good job on the 1.8lbs gone with no cc and exercise, not bad at all :) think of how much better it'll be with cc and exercise :)

Thanks Angie ... wow 4.2lbs ... you go girl :high: I don't take the exercise into consideration. I haven't figured all of that out yet :?: ... and I obviously didn't do enough yesterday to matter :( ... but I did have a great day and I now that I know I'll do better outside I'll definitely make an effort to get out of here :D So far so good today. I went to Curves got there early which gave me more time on the circuit because after Zumba I'm ready for home. :) Angie I believe you can do it :crossed: Onderland here she comes :hug:

:woohoo: Diana journey well done ... I know you were grinning from ear to ear :hug: Sorry about your illimation of spinach, you've been eating a handful of spinach for breakfast since I started with you.

Roxy glad you're feeling better ... have fun shopping for the children. I love decorating/changing things around. :)

Ok I'm gonna hit the treadmill early so I can shower before church just in case I copout when I get back. Talk to you all later :grouphug:

Rainbowgirl
05-04-2011, 04:53 PM
Great work everyone! Diana, so glad to hear everything's going along re: thyroid!

Hope everyone is doing well today - it's nice and sunny here!

1: 251.6 (damnit! 0.6 gained? Went for a 6 km hike yesterday burning 2731 calories and only ate 1400-1500 calories that day. I'm hoping it's just retention caused by dehydration b/c I didn't pack enough water, and because TOM is approaching. We'll see what it is tomorrow. I think I should step it up with the exercise now that I'm heading into my 3rd week.)
2: 252.2 - what the heck?! I really, really, hope this is just because maybe TOM is approaching (Im so irregular, I never really know until it arrives) - but I followed my plan yesterday, deviating only to get a McDonald's cone (150 calories) and I budgeted it for that, too. Not 100% sure why I've gained a pound and a bit back. Very annoying!
3: 252.6 TOM still not here, still getting intermittent symptoms that it's approaching but not here yet. Frustrated, but I know I haven't gone over my calorie budget so I cannot be gaining weight through that (I'm not eating high fat foods or low-nutritional value foods). Just have to persevere and wait.
4: 253.0 Ok, NOW I'm getting frustrated. I've been on a steady rise since Sunday and there's no reason for it. I'm sticking to my plan, I haven't deviated at all, TOM isn't here (yet), and I'm still GAINING. What the ****!? I'm starting to get uber discouraged. I can't go any lower in calories than I wan 1300-1400, and I can't go any higher b/c I'm sedentary for more than 8 hours a night thanks to work. I try to get in 20 minutes of exercise before work, but that doesn't always happen. So frustrated.. I'm doing everything right and I'm GAINING!
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konfyoozed
05-04-2011, 05:28 PM
@Angie - it's just a WW diary type thing, that calculates the points of the foods and exercises. i'm not sure i like it, and might go back to calorie counting with an app called 'my fitness pal' (android)

OnaMi
05-04-2011, 05:58 PM
:wave: Everybody..home before 7pm :cp: and i can exercise in the morning(Lord willing) :carrot: I won't be back to my 2 a days,Full fighting mode until Monday but at least now i can do something :yay:

Trying to keep up with what ya'll are doing is hard :lol:

Rainbow,just stay with it :hug: are you drinking enough water? had a BM? sooner or later you will lose :hug:

:congrat:Diana,a job well done :hug:

Look at you Angie :woohoo: keep working those 2 a day :carrot:maybe your body needed a change to released some weigh.I've noticed when i mix it up,morning and afternoons,it seems to trick the body or something and some weigh comes off. you're going to look great for your trip:)

Oh,It's Saturday in the basement of my Aunts Church.:) thanks for asking :) and guest what..i found a white lace/satin dress in a 14 :spin: take that sister girl :cool: It was so exciting being fitted for a strapless bra today and i didn't know that they have ones w/clear strap attachments now for more support,you can tell I haven't bought one in a long time :lol:

Angie,Love,Coon,JamieSue,Vixsin and Bullet thank you guys for your encouragement about the dress.:hug: and thanks for letting me rants about it.:o Since I've been overweight all my life and i now look better than ever,clothes/colors.. for big events,are really important to me :o

Roxy,glad you're feeling better.:hug:

Rhonda,glad you're a peace with how you want to approach your Weight lost Journey. So much is involved in this journey and it's hard enough as is..Nothing like a peace of mind :)

Fight onMatilda :sumo:

Fantastic Bullet,but you're still losing though :high: so you must be doing something right :carrot:

Mandy,congrats on the new low!:)

thaisccs
05-04-2011, 06:53 PM
Up 0.9lb to 180.4lb :(

(I'm keeping the log on the original post, I don't know if that's how I'm supposed to do this :lol:)

JamiSue3916
05-04-2011, 07:19 PM
OMG I'm going to get in a workout tonight, I would so love to get to ONEderland before my trip on the 21st!

You can totally do it! Just keep dreaming about losing weight! Maybe that's the trick... ;)

JamiSue3916
05-04-2011, 07:22 PM
Love -- Good for you. My first marriage was a similar situation. Once I gave him the boot, I realized one day that I hadn't had to worry about anything for a while and started laughing. Used to be that I was always on edge, waiting for something bad to happen - because inevitably it always would. My ex was ADDICTED to chaos so it surrounded our lives 24-7. What a relief it was to have peace and quiet - as much as you can get with a one year old anyway. :D

opheliaphoenix
05-04-2011, 07:57 PM
No time for personals tonight, but I still wanted to say hi to everyone and check-in! :wave:

DH is leaving for training on the East Coast tonight, and he'll be gone for almost 2 months, so I'll be helping him pack everything and spending some time with him before he heads out. We went out to eat at Olive Garden tonight, so I halved everything to try to minimize any damage to my calorie count. We'll see how it goes in the morning. Also going to try not snacking out of boredom and/or loneliness over the next week or so before I fly out to California to visit with some family while he's gone.

Anyways, I've got to run! Oh, and before I forget...my weigh-in this morning was 229.6, so finally popped out of the 30s. Praying I stay under tomorrow, but it doesn't seem likely. Going to go to Zumba this weekend to burn off some of these extra calories and keep myself preoccupied!

Diana3271
05-04-2011, 09:06 PM
Matilda, JamiSue, Coondocks, FitGirlyGirl, Rennie, Ona Thank you, very much! Everyone has been so supportive of me and I truly appreciate it. :hug:

FutureThoughts
05-04-2011, 09:20 PM
Thanks for all the welcomes :wave:

Rainbow, try not to focus on the number -if you're following your plan its probably just our crazy female hormones causing an up. :dizzy: Hoping you have a whoosh coming!

Like thaisccs, I'm editing my original calendar :-)

I can't do pts of personals tonight cause I'm doing from my phone and its tricky -lol. Thanks all for the warm welcomes and have a good night!!

Angie
05-04-2011, 09:34 PM
Ohhhh I'm so afraid for my whoosh...when I weighed in tonight I was back up at 217 -- I couldn't have gained 7lbs today right? Oh well, lots of water and crossing my fingers for a good night. Ack, just remembered I have to get up extra early tomorrow too! Darn it. I could get on the treadmill, but I'm just really bushed tonight.

Roxy -- Ouch, sorry about the gain today!

Rennie -- Thanks :) I think you're doing plenty of exercise, don't discredit yourself!

Ona -- Thank you! Woohoo on the dress! I love the clear straps for the bras, isn't that a great idea!? I need a new strapless bra too, but I'll wait a bit to make sure it will fit me once I've lost a bit more. Darnit, you're making me want to get back on the treadmill...maybe just 1-2km before bed. :D

Thaisccs -- Yep, that's how I do it too...I update the original post each day and then just post today's result along with my other thoughts and personals. :)

Jamisue -- You bet I'll be trying ot dream about another whoosh tonight...lol!

Ophelia -- :wave: Good job on getting into the 220's! Sorry to hear you'll be missing your DH for a couple of months :( We'll do our best to keep you busy here!

SwimGirl
05-04-2011, 09:42 PM
I'm going to try and catch up from today.. might take me days to fully catch up though ;)

Coondocks - dare I say summer is here? It's pretty sunny out right now! Glad to see you back, you sound in good spirits :D If you are bored on Saturday you should stop by the store, we are having an event! It might be good, or it might be REALLY bad, :lol: not too sure yet!

starbrite - you are right, 9 pounds is nothing compared to the 136 you've already lost!

Diana - I don't know how you are dealing with these allergies so well, I'd be going crazy!! Great news today! :carrot: Congrats!!

love2b - .2 is nothing :D Great whoosh the other day though!! :)

Ona - great job with maintenance! Did you find a dress?

ladynredd - Cancun sounds amazing!!

Rhonda - I would think it might be easier to know what you are doing day in and day out, for me it would bring comfort. Sounds like it's a good decision for you now, and I'm sure as more weight comes off you'll make the transition.

Kukkie - what a fabulous set up!! I started to watch Biggest Loser last night but got distracted by phone calls. And I love makeover week!! I'm sure the weight is just water weight, it'll be gone in no time :)

Gale - your body is probably adjusting to everything, how long has it been since you last were breast feeding?

Vixsin - what a great whoosh!! :) Have fun on your coffee date, we want details! :)

Jamisue- have you seriously lost over 6 pounds this month so far?? OMG! Nice job, forget the .2 today.

bulletproof - great wi today!

Angie - WOW, I've never seen such a huge whoosh before! I hope you don't get any jumps tomorrow, enjoy it today!! Next stop?? ONEDERLAND! I might need some diet tips from you after that whoosh, while I won't make it to onederland before my trip, but the 240's would be nice :)

Roxy - How's the weather thing going? Everything calming down? When might you get the kids? Thats very exciting news!!

Sorry if I missed anyone, I'm sure I did..

As for my WI? Down 1.8 this morning. I had an early dinner yesterday, and then slept WAY in this morning, so I'm sure it's from that. Kind of fun to see 255.7 this morning though!! Angie - I SO feel you on the fear of a jump tomorrow, I might avoid the scale.. :lol:

-Aimee

Diana3271
05-04-2011, 09:50 PM
Aimee Thank you very much! :hug: Congrats on the 1.8!

Angie
05-04-2011, 10:39 PM
Aimee -- Thanks! Yes, I'm motivated by that fear though, so I just did 2.5k on the treadmill -- I hope it works! I would so so so love to get to ONEderland soon and not take 2 months to lose the next two pounds :) I'm crossing one of everything I"ve got for you to get to the 240's for your trip!

I so appreciate the encouragement here today and it got me up off my butt and on the treadmill, so if I bounce tomorrow at least I'll know that I did all I could, on plan eating, on plan exercise -- I've done my part!

blinkworks
05-04-2011, 10:55 PM
hello everyone! Just checking in.
Thanks to all of you who gave me welcomes! I'm excited to be here, and I don't think I've ever been so motivated! The community here is great.
In daily weigh-in news, the battery in my scale has chosen today to die, I'm hoping to get a new one tomorrow..
Good luck everyone!

reptogirl
05-05-2011, 12:16 AM
1. 311.8
2. 312.6
3. 315.4
4. 315.0

lol, no im glad i gave you a laugh :) you made me laugh back @ your comment
when all other words fail there is always "well"

starbrite
05-05-2011, 01:16 AM
Morning lovelies:wave:
Down 0.2 -must be the start of the month - I get most erratic weigh ins at this point!

Diana - YOU ROCK !!!

Angie
05-05-2011, 06:50 AM
1: 213.4 (-.6) TOM Calories: 1479 net Excercise: Walk 4k
2: 213.4 (0) Calories: 1166 net Excercise: Walk 3.1k
3: 214.0 (+.6) Calories: 998 net Excercise: Walk 4k
4: 209.8 (-4.2) Calories: 1175 net Excercise: Walk 2.5k
5: 214.4 (+4.6) *sigh*

Okay, I bounced, uhhh...I bounced back the whole thing and then some. Up 4.6 (what!?) to 214.4 -- maybe yesterday was really just a dream afterall! I'm struggling to remember if I forgot to take my water pill last night, but I'm fairly sure I did. I've never exercised so much, and I'm on plan for eating. The big drop down and the big gain again are both so strange (although it was easier to live with the big drop down!) My leg muscles are tight, but not painful, I do have a sinus infection but don't think that would have such a dramatic effect. I think I will try going back to no-carb for a few days to see if that gets things moving.

I'm posting my weigh ins for may along with my calories and exercise -- I show my net calories, so that's what's left after the exercise.

Diana3271
05-05-2011, 07:09 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

I didn't sleep well last night at all. I think it was because I had some coffee yesterday afternoon. :coffee:

Calories for yesterday: 1440

Weigh In: 147.8

No Change

Starbrite Thank you. :hug:

Angie You may be retaining water, especially if you feel tight. Are you taking meds for the sinus infection? I am still feeling swollen around my midsection. My panties even feel weird. I know I am holding on to some water from that reaction I had.

CeeJay
05-05-2011, 08:22 AM
Starting Over

May 5 299
May 6 298
May 7 297
may 8 296
May 9 296
may 10 296
May 11 294
May 12 294
MY 13 294
May 14 296
May 15 296
May 16 295

fitkristi
05-05-2011, 08:32 AM
April 29 Weight: 183.3
May Goal - be at goal weight (175)

1: OOT
2: 183.5
3: 183.0 -.5
4: 181.0 -2
5: 181.9 +.9 (so much pizza last night! Doh!)

I burned 1198 calories yesterday morning (and that was before I mowed the lawn) and then killed it with 3 pieces of pizza. No worries!

fitkristi
05-05-2011, 08:34 AM
Angie, I absolutely retain water when I have a infection, plus combined with exercise! Just chug water to flush that sinus infection out!

Kukkie84
05-05-2011, 09:14 AM
I am so exhauted this morning. First things first,

Diana congratulations to you! You've accomplished amazing things and are such an inspiration to us all. Will you stick around with the daily weighing while you're entering maintenance?

As for me, I'm down to 197.5 so the pound of I think water weight and a bit more. Yay. I was actually hoping for more, but realistically I was working until 11 pm last night and up early this morning for another conference call. BBL for personals.

Diana3271
05-05-2011, 09:21 AM
KukkieThank you! Yes, I will still be here, unless I get kicked out. ;) :D I think maintenance is about doing what you were doing all along in order to lose. We'll see how it goes in the next couple of months. Congrats on your weigh in!

OnaMi
05-05-2011, 09:32 AM
It's ok Angie :hug: just put it out of your Mind,make that bounce ammunition to fight even harder.You're doing everything right so something has to be wrong,maybe the batteries in the scale in changing/you're retaining water or the infection has something to do w/it :dunno: whatever,you WILL lose cause you're doing everything right :hug:
I know...all that foundation cost 149 dollars and i won't get my money's worth out of it cause I'm gonna continue to lose weigh and it'll be too big later..sigh..but i must look good Saturday :lol:

:yay:Ophelia,out of the 30's :cp: great job!!! :)

:wave:Future Thoughts

Aimee,great job on the 1.8 :cp: no matter how you got it ;) you're moving along very nicely.. 255.7..that's great Aimee :carrot:yeah,i found a white lace/satin one in a 14 :D

:wave:Blink

:wave:Star

:wave:Diana,you're welcome :hug: do you like hot tea? that would be a nice afternoon drink.

Kristi,glad your back :)

:woohoo:CeeJay staring over :carrot: you will not be defeated :sumo:


As for me..had a good workout this Morning and WI at 190.0!

Gale02
05-05-2011, 09:34 AM
April 30th: 240.6

1: 244.4
2: 241.6
3: 242.4
4: 244.6
5: 238.0

Holy WHOOSH Batman! I got on and off the scale at least 5 times when I saw it! I hope it sticks. I have been OP all week and going up and up, hopefully this is my body finally getting used to the new exercise routine. :) Today is my rest day, so we'll see what the scale does tomorrow.

Swimgirl - I stopped breastfeeding about a month ago. I know my body is still doing some strange hormonal things, apparently it takes months for everything to even back out.

Angie - I bet you'll be back down in the next day or two. Just keep on keepin' on! You're doing such a great job.

Diana - Great job making it to maintenance! :carrot: I'm so glad you're going to stick around here. :)

:wave: and good morning to everyone else!

OnaMi
05-05-2011, 09:45 AM
Great job weighing in at 197.5 KuKKie:cp: seems you found something that works for you! fantastic!!!!:carrot:

:wave:Gale,welcome back and Holy whoosh is right :high: fantastic job!!!:bravo:

:yay: Diana's not going to leave us :woohoo: :carrot:

Coondocks
05-05-2011, 09:53 AM
No official weigh in until I find new batteries lol.
I borrowed my neighbours scale and it read 174. Granted I was fully dressed, had already eaten breakfast and had a full glass of water, but Hmmmmm, clearly I've but some back on. Will have to get that off. Ohhh, the high sodium snack last night . . . forgot about that :o

Aimee - what kind of event? Its funny that you mention that I was going to ask if you were working this weekend, was hoping to get out that way to see about new foundation . . . hmmmmm . . . . Congrats on the double 5's lady!! And yes, I dare say summer is here, our pool is scheduled to open may long . . . Bring on the Patios:carrot::carrot:

Kukkie - Yeah your excited!! Great weigh in for you today keep ipt going!!

Kristi - Check you out, calorie burning champ right there! I did the same thing last night, not pizza . . . . nachos :o

Angie - dont let the bump get to you, your exercising and staying on plan. If you're muscles are feeling tight and you have a sinus infection, I'm sure a lot of that bump is water. Keep at it, ro-sham-bowl those pounds :boxing:

Ona - I can't wait to see the dress, I'm positive you'll be stunning in it. And with the confidence you have . . . you will ROCK that event for sure!:cb:

Jami - Your stats for the month are awesome you are kicking May's butt!!:lifter:

Roxy - What an exciting time for you and DH. I can't tell you how amazing I think it is what you are both doing. I'm so excited for you both!!:hug:

Star and repto - slow and steady wins this race, congrats on the drops this morning :)

GirlyGirlSebas
05-05-2011, 10:04 AM
Hi Friends! Just popping in for a sec to wish everyone a great on-plan day. Work is still hectic, but I'm keeping up with a lot of effort! Scales stayed the same today. I read all of the posts and I'm cheering everyone on!

Vixsin
05-05-2011, 10:12 AM
Good Morning!

I am up .4 today to 194.4. After the whooshes, I'm fine with that kind of bounce. Coffee date after work today. :crossed: Please don't be psycho.. :lol: I think I may wait to have my Clif Bar until right before I leave work so that I won't feel the need to get something to munch on. I'd like to just get a green tea.

Planning on supper at Subway with my Maxwell tonight. :drool: Club on a flatbread, piled high with veggies here I come! :drool: Sidebar: I wish they had wheat flatbread. Also going to try for that Pilates tonight since I didn't do it yesterday. Got a great day of food packed with me so I am super confident in that.


Kukkie: Awesome weigh in!

Diana: I said it in the other forum that we check in at and I'll say the same thing here too: I just now noticed your new signature. For whatever reason, it really stuck with me today. When I first started, you were back over 200 and to see you in maintenance mode now is very cool to me. I have been reflecting on my own journey a lot over these few weeks since I had a stall on the scale. It's funny where you find your motivation around here. Just glad we're in it together, that's all. :hug:

Gale: Holy whoosh is right! Yay for you!!!!!! :yay:

Ona: Great job! I love that number!!!!

FitGirlyGirl
05-05-2011, 10:15 AM
I'm down 1.2 to 180.2. Thank goodness it's not another gain, yesterday I did my weight lifting class and zumba and I was OP with my food. A few more of those kind of days and maybe I can have all the TOM weight off and get to work on some real weight loss for the month. We also went yesterday and got kiddo beds. We got 2 twin sized beds with trundle beds under them that are made in a nice light colored wood (gender neutral). They are perfect since they will work for pretty much any kids they give us, including the 4 we are currently hoping for.

Aimee - The weather has been nice the last couple days. Yesterday the flood waters were even down enough to open the main highway. :woohoo: We are going to go turn in the last of the paperwork Monday (at least we hope it's the last of it). We have no idea how long it's going to take from there. It could be a couple weeks or it could be a few months or they could tell us no entirely. :crossed: I'm hoping for the first one, of course. 1.8! Wow! Ok, so we all need early dinners and sleep ins, got it. ;)

Angie - I'm sorry about the bounce back up. It could be the sinus infection.

Gale - :crossed:

Coondocks - Thank you. Hope with us that the county gives them to us. The little ones are in a good foster home right now, they are trying to teach them to eat veggies and everything. They need a forever place though. And I don't know anything about the home the 12 year old is in right now. You may have put some back on, but all those factors really could add up to about 10 pounds. Heck, even just a different scale has been known to do worse than that.

Happy Thursday everyone. Today is my hubby's Friday this week, yay!

FitGirlyGirl
05-05-2011, 10:17 AM
Vixsin - Good luck with the coffee/green tea date. I will keep my fingers crossed that he is not psycho AND that you can stick to just the tea.

konfyoozed
05-05-2011, 10:42 AM
good morning everyone! quick post just to check in before my weird shift at work today (11-8) so i'm weighing in earlier than usual (around 1-1:30 is when i usually weigh, today 10:30)... but it said i had a drop of 0.5, to 274.9... woo! 274! the scale does love to show me a .9 afterwards though. make me work to keep it i guess.

after fussing with both apps on my phone, i'm sticking with 'myfitnesspal' because it's just easier to use than the WW app, and i shouldn't have to spend more time on my diet than my life.

have a good day everyone!

Kiyoshima
05-05-2011, 11:01 AM
1:218.5 (+.5) Didn't do any exercise that day and boy did I miss it!
2:218.5 (0) Exercise today, can't wait to get settled into the new place so my diet can get back on track!
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05-05-2011, 11:57 AM
down .2 to 156.8

SwimGirl
05-05-2011, 12:03 PM
I bounced WAY more than I thought I could, but my grandma bought chinese food for dinner last night. Not a great option, high in fat, high in sugar.. my body hates those things! UP 2.9 this morning. Yikes. I've packed good food for work today, so I'm sure it won't last long! Grocery shopping tomorrow, and back to counting calories, I've been a little lax the last week. Sometimes I just want to shake myself.. :lol:

Angie - sorry to hear about your bounce too :( But you know the source, and once that water works its way out, you'll get back down :)

Ona - the dress sounds pretty great! Pictures please :D

Gale - Great loss this morning! Hopefully the losses are more consistent as your body adapts!

Coondocks - it's an event for Mother's Day, we have makeovers from a couple different vendors, mini manicures with 10 different shades of crackle nail polish, Soda Stream and Keurig are doing demo's, the photo counter is going to have a little table where kids can decorate frames for mother's day with a free 5x7 from the photo lab (for 5 bucks), and that's all I know of now. Originally the computer dept was going to do a game "Guess the Celebrity Mom" and we'd give out little prizes. They might back out though. I'm curious how things will go, worried too.

Roxy - glad the weather stuff is calming down so you can focus on the kid stuff! Hopefully it's sooner than later! 1.2 is pretty darn good! :)

:wave: to everyone I've missed! I am off to work, and probably won't check in tomorrow since I'm working late tonight and early tomorrow!

-Aimee

Vixsin
05-05-2011, 12:13 PM
Mandy: OMG!! I use MyfitnessPal too. And LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it!!!!!!!! I don't trust the calories much that they give for the exercises so I just add my own but for the food. WOW! BIG WOW!! I love the barcode scanner. I have gone nuts in my house and found that theres only 1 or 2 foods in my house that aren't in that database! YAY FOR THAT!!!!!

Matilda08
05-05-2011, 12:50 PM
My goal for this month is to get to 215 its a little aggressive for me but I plan to turn it up a notch this month. Today ended the semester*thank god* but I still have the final which is ok and tax season also ended so I can f ully concentrate on my wl goals and not be all stressed So I am back!


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Rainbowgirl
05-05-2011, 01:17 PM
1: 251.6 (damnit! 0.6 gained? Went for a 6 km hike yesterday burning 2731 calories and only ate 1400-1500 calories that day. I'm hoping it's just retention caused by dehydration b/c I didn't pack enough water, and because TOM is approaching. We'll see what it is tomorrow. I think I should step it up with the exercise now that I'm heading into my 3rd week.)
2: 252.2 - what the heck?! I really, really, hope this is just because maybe TOM is approaching (Im so irregular, I never really know until it arrives) - but I followed my plan yesterday, deviating only to get a McDonald's cone (150 calories) and I budgeted it for that, too. Not 100% sure why I've gained a pound and a bit back. Very annoying!
3: 252.6 TOM still not here, still getting intermittent symptoms that it's approaching but not here yet. Frustrated, but I know I haven't gone over my calorie budget so I cannot be gaining weight through that (I'm not eating high fat foods or low-nutritional value foods). Just have to persevere and wait.
4: 253.0 Ok, NOW I'm getting frustrated. I've been on a steady rise since Sunday and there's no reason for it. I'm sticking to my plan, I haven't deviated at all, TOM isn't here (yet), and I'm still GAINING. What the ****!? I'm starting to get uber discouraged. I can't go any lower in calories than I wan 1300-1400, and I can't go any higher b/c I'm sedentary for more than 8 hours a night thanks to work. I try to get in 20 minutes of exercise before work, but that doesn't always happen. So frustrated.. I'm doing everything right and I'm GAINING!
5:252.0 TOM finally appeared, sorta. Very light but we'll see how it goes. Hopefully when it's done I'll be out of the 250s; that sure would be nice especially since I've been so "good" and kept to my plan! Crappy day today, but I'll be hitting the treadmill at work on my lunch break like I did last night - watch some of the hockey game that way :carrot: Tonight will make 3 times this week exercising for 20 min. I'm proud ^_^
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openup
05-05-2011, 01:23 PM
Hi everyone ,

Finally got the nerve to jump in and say hi. I was one of those people on the sidelines watching/lurking and cheering.

I am totally committed to losing the weight not because i have to but because I want to , Not because of someone else but because of me.Most of all because someone believed in me before i even thought i could come this far on the journey. He loved me for what was inside , he always tried to motivate me and get me started , ate all the dishes i made . He always tried for me even though i did not see it.
Sadly he is not among us anymore . But that does not chance the fact that I cannot do it.

openup
05-05-2011, 01:36 PM
Fixed the ticker thingy. Sorry never posted , and had write something.

love2b150
05-05-2011, 02:51 PM
Rainbow 1lb gone :yay: and you have a right to be Proud. I sure am when I hit that treadmill. I thought it would be easier having one here but I still have to make myself do it.

Mandy good job on the .5 down :)

Ona your dress sounds gorgeous and I am sure shopping for it was a complete joy :hug: Take pictures in both dresses please :)

thaisscs that's what most of us do also update the original but post it daily at the end too if that makes sense :).

Jami I'm confused :?: or I missed something :D

Ophelia I love Olive Garden so glad we don't have them or Carrabas out here :D Good job on halving everything. Congrats on getting out of the 30's :crossed: that is sticks for you :)

:hug: Diana :hug: Hope you rest better tonight :hug: and you will never be kicked out. I told you I look for you when I go MIA so you have to be here :hug: tired of me hugging you yet :)

FT the phone is tricky to post on. I get to upgrade in June hopefully the next phone will be better, got a blackberry right now :)

Angie you think so!? It just seems so minimal compared to before. I couldn't even get some of the machines at Curves into the green today. It has lower my (something?? can't think of the word) because the last 4 times I used Curves Smart my numbers were low and I still can't do it. And on bras ... I hate them, maybe if they made them with more fabric in the back/sides I'd be better. I don't think they can invent one that fits right for me. DH squeezed that stuff hanging over the back the other morning. I wanted to smack him, hehehe :D I told him to leave my bra fat alone :rofl: Angie someone told me to take the batteries out of my scale and do a reset, it'a worth a try. :hug:

Thanks Aimee I'm so sick of the 170's :(. :woohoo: for you 1.8 gone :yay: (catching up) and the 2.9 is only temporary :hug: ... I need to shake myself today too ... I did really well then opened the pantry and spotted frosted flakes .... whyyyyy!!! I'll say I ate 2.5 dry servings ... stupid me

Hi blinkworks :wave:

repto good job on the .5 down :)

starbrite good job on the .2 down :)

Hi CeeJay :wave:

Kristi you're right no worries ... probably just water :hug:

Kukkie :yay: 197.5 :high:

Gale 6.6 oh my goodness, my jaw would be stuck to the floor!! You go Girl :high: and honestly I'd be scared to rest today, but that's just me :)

Hi Coondocks SMILE :hug:

Hi Rhonda :wave:

Vixsin I like what you said to Diana. Your day is full of excitement, :crossed: no psycho :)

Roxy 1.2lbs gone :yay:

Kiyoshima 1lb gone :yay: yes Go You on your run! :)

eclipse good job on the .2 down :)

Hi Matilda :wave:

Hi openup :welcome: Sorry for your loss, sounds like a wonderful person :)

As for me weigh-in this morning 176.4 down .6 but I have already messed up. I went to Curves did the circuit and Zumba. Couldn't get my Curves Smart to stay in the green on about 4 machines, sad! I felt good when I let however. Came home made me a smoothie because that's what I had a taste for then spotted the frosted flakes in the pantry and poo on me. I have eaten about 2.5 servings. :( I'm going walking with friends this evening so hopefully I can repair some of my damage

Gale02
05-05-2011, 03:07 PM
@Love2b - Rest day is relative. I have another commitment on Thursday mornings (only for another week, and then break until fall, yay!) so I can't go to the gym since the childcare is from 8:45-11:30 and my previous commitment is from 9:15-11:15. I will still go for a walk this afternoon, I just won't be hitting the gym. :) I fully expect a bounce back up tomorrow, but I'm hoping hoping hoping not to go above 240.

konfyoozed
05-05-2011, 03:58 PM
@vixsin - i'm loving this myfitnesspal thing too. it's making my calorie counting like a bajillion times easier. and if it's not in there with a barcode, it's in there with the search option. i haven't used it for exercise calories yet, because i told it "i'll be working out 3x a week @ 30 minutes" and it told me to lose 2lbs per week i would need approx 1770 calories per day. (i had set my range to 1600-1800 so good guess on my part!)... i tend to go lower cal on the days i don't exercise, and towards the higher end on the days i do. though i did get weird looks today at work when i scanned my bag of raisinets... :P

Angie
05-05-2011, 07:09 PM
Diana -- Thanks, I hope it is the sinus meds, I'm just taking over the counter tylenol sinus. I did pee a lot today so hopefully it's whooshing away.

Kristi -- Sorry about the gain, but pizza, mmmmm.. :) I'm drinking a lot today and I feel like it might be helping. I hope it's the infection, thanks for telling me that could be it...I've been so good lately it seems crazy to have gained all that at once.

Kukkie -- Congratulations on your pound!

Ona -- Thank you :) I did wonder about the battery, I probably should have verified the low weight yesterday, but I just about floated off the scale when I saw that number! Today though I did step on more than once and got a consistent reading. I'm going to keep fighting, this has got to be a weird fluctuation, and eventually it will pass. I think the investment in your foundation garments was a good choice, it will just make your dress look that much more fantastic!

Gale -- Holy whoosh! I'm glad you verified it..lol. Thank you, I'm going to keep making good choices and hope for a good change on the scale soon.

Coondocks -- Thanks! Don't you hate when the scale needs a new battery? I find it annoying because it's not just a regular old AA type, it's the little round type and I always guess wrong when I go to pick one up! Are you doing any incline walks lately?

Rhonda :wave:

Vixsin -- Good luck with your coffee date, and with your dinner date with Maxwell :)

Roxy -- Oh my gosh, I thought you were hoping for a family of 2 children, I didn't realize that there were four! I hope that dream comes true for you, I can just imagine the amazing holiday season you'd have this year.

Mandy -- Good job on the .5!

Kiyoshima -- Good job on the run and on your -1 today!

Jeri -- Congrats on your .2

Aimee -- Sorry about your bounce too...:(

Matilda -- Great job on the 2hr workout yesterday! You'll see the payoff soon!

Rainbowgirl -- Congratulations on your -1lb...good for you for fulfilling your exercise goals!

Rennie -- Have you ever considered getting a custom made bra? I'm going to do it when I get to goal, or closer to goal. Everyone I know that has done it raves about how great they are. Congrats on your .6 today!

JamiSue3916
05-05-2011, 07:17 PM
Yikes, I've been a work meeting ALL day and it seems like I missed a week in this thread! So, teeter tottering at 276. I'm feeling very happy what I'm doing though. I'm OP for food, water and almost for exercise. Realized yesterday that I can burn the same amount of calories in half the time if I swim (or double in the same time)! Stoked about that! SO looking forward to my "official" WI tomorrow so I can finally adjust my ticker.

April 2011 - Lost 2.2 pounds (Ready to kick butt in May!)

April 30: 282.6
1: 280.0 (-2.6)
2: 278.9 (-1.1)
3: 276.0 (-2.9)
4: 276.2 (+0.2)
5: 276.0 (-0.2) TOTAL LOST -6.6

Ophelia -- So sorry to hear the DH will be away for so long. I always enjoy some alone time myself, but that's quite a bit. Happy to hear that you'll get the chance to visit with family though. FUN!

Aimee -- Summer has definitely hit CA. It's 90 today! Whew. Thanks for the support. I'm super happy with the numbers this week but even happier about how many OP days I'm having! Yay to you for being down 1.8!! Woot woot! Don't fret that 2.9. You'll find your stride again soon and it'll be HISTORY!

Blinkworks -- I'm sorry but that's just too funny about your scale. He can tell (not sure why the scale has to be a boy) that you're serious and he knows he's gonna need some serious juice to keep up with you! ;)

Reptogirl -- Down .4! That's a little better than "well". :)

Angie -- So sorry to hear that your whoosh ended up being a dream. (pun intended). I know that 4.6 is going to take it's leave again VERY soon...at least it will if it knows what's good for it! :hug: But I think Diana's right, definitely sounds like water retention.

CeeJay -- Welcome back! No shame in needing a fresh start every now and again! Guess you had your own little "come to Jesus" meeting, huh?

Kukkie -- Congratulations on officially being in ONEderland! I know you were bobbling right around 200 for a bit...you must feel so happy!!!

Gale -- HOLY SMOKES! I'm scurred! CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT MONSTEROUS WHOOSH!

Coondocks -- (I accidentally posted this to Love yesterday. Oops!) Good for you. My first marriage was a similar situation. Once I gave him the boot, I realized one day that I hadn't had to worry about anything for a while and started laughing. Used to be that I was always on edge, waiting for something bad to happen - because inevitably it always would. My ex was ADDICTED to chaos so it surrounded our lives 24-7. What a relief it was to have peace and quiet - as much as you can get with a one year old anyway.

Rhonda -- Hope you had a great day...even with the craziness! Thanks for the positive vibes this morning!

Vixsin -- Good luck tonight! Both on your date and to stay OP!

FitGirly -- Congrats on getting that loss! You EARNED it!!!

Mandy -- I'm interested in trying 'myfitnesspal'. I've really been liking CalorieCounter but I have to enter most food manually because the database is built by users. (Sorry CalorieCount users but I just don't trust you!) ;) Quick question: Does it just track calories on food or all the other nutrients too (fat, protein, iron, calcium, etc)?

Kiyoshima -- Yay! Down 1lbs whoo hoo!

Jeri -- Yay. Down .2!!

Matilda -- Wow, with all that working out...maybe just make sure you're eating enough calories and drinking enough water.

RainbowGirl -- Yahoo on TOM finally coming. Now he can get to leaving! :) Congrats on the exercise routine. Moving more is a big part of the battle!

Openup -- :welcome3: I'm so sorry to hear about your loss and SO HAPPY that you've found your voice. I really hope (and believe) that you find the support you're looking for here!

Love -- Yikes. No wonder you're confused. I meant to post that to Coondocks. Congrats on the loss this morning!

reptogirl
05-05-2011, 07:22 PM
1. 311.8
2. 312.6
3. 315.4
4. 315.0
5. 311.8
yay!! almost back to the 310.2 again, thats the lowest i have got so far before i jump back up

JamiSue3916
05-05-2011, 07:28 PM
1. 311.8
2. 312.6
3. 315.4
4. 315.0
5. 311.8
yay!! almost back to the 310.2 again, thats the lowest i have got so far before i jump back up

YAY!!!

OnaMi
05-05-2011, 08:03 PM
Kiyoshima,great job on the pound:cp: 25 minutes w/o stopping,go you:high:

:wave:Eclipse,great job on the .2!

Aimee.you're staying with it.so you're doing good :) Idk (bout the picture) won't promise.I'm confident enough now to wear white but don't know how I'll look in a picture wearing it :lol: but I'll see :D

Matilda,you had a great workout.that's probably just a fluctuation.you'll see a loss soon :hug:

:yay:Rainbow,hope it takes a lot of weight when it leaves :)

:wave:openup,good luck on your Journey :)

Rennie,great job on the .6:cp: enjoy your walk tonight.like i told Aimee...I'm comfortable wearing white now but how i look in a picture w/it on :dunno:

Have a good eveningAngie!:)

Jamie,hope you have a good WI tomorrow :) you're off to a great start this Month :bravo:

Vixsin,hope your coffee date goes well.:)

Coon,you'll get that off soon.I know you will!! thank you :hug: i might have more confidence now but I'm still quiet and shy around people :o My sister asked me to read a poem/be on the program and I just can't do it :lol:I'm afraid I'll get all nerves and my words will get stuck or something :lol:So I'm going to be a greeter,i guess..might back out of that too.:lol:

:yay:Reptogirl!!

konfyoozed
05-05-2011, 08:30 PM
@jami - yes, myfitnesspal tracks all the other nutritional info too. that's another reason i like it so much. i'm trying to keep my sodium kinda low too.

Diana3271
05-05-2011, 09:30 PM
CeeJay Hi :wave:

Kristi It's a sodium thing! ;)

Ona I normally just drink water after I have my morning coffee. The extra coffee was just a celebration coffee. :D I'll be hanging around to watch everyone else get to goal, too. :carrot:

Gale Thank you! Congrats on that whoosh! Dang! That's a good one!

Coondocks Hi :wave:

Rhonda Hi :wave: Nothing wrong with stay steady!

Vixsin Thank you! I appreciate all the support from everyone here! :hug:

Fitgirlygirl Congrats on the 1.2 pounds!

Mandy Congrats on the .5.

Kiyoshima Great job on that pound!

Eclipse Congrats on the .2.

Aimee Hi :wave:

Matilda Hi :wave:

Rainbowgirl Congrats on the pound!

Openup Hi and Welcome! :wave:

Rennie Congrats on the .6. Did you do that extra walk today?

JamiSue Congrats on the .2. Good luck on your "official" weigh in.

Reptogirl Awesome weigh in!

love2b150
05-05-2011, 10:06 PM
Gale with my eating this evening I expect a gain tomorrow also. Hate it but I know I did it, I need to face my boo boo's. Maybe by the fall I'll get out of the 170-180 range. I thought you meant no exercise, when I hear rest I think rest :)

Mandy :D on the look from your co-worker :)

Thanks Angie I saw one of those places that make them by my church but they didn't last there long. I guess when I finally get to a weight that I can maintain I'll look into it more. I probably won't need a bra then, just a descent fitting camisole :)

LOL thanks Jami :)

repto whoosh 3.2 gone :high:

Thanks Ona ... I really enjoyed my walk so refreshing thanks :) Trust me I understand about the pictures. I think I look pretty good just looking in the mirror then someone will take a picture and I feel awful. You'll look beautiful in your dress, just stunning :) Ona I can pass this gift of always talking on to you ... drives my husband crazy sometimes :)

Diana yes I did and it felt so good :) Don't think it helped much though :(

today's update

weigh-in today was 176.4 down .6 from yesterday :crossed: for only a small gain tomorrow
calories 1888 over by 288
water 80ozs and 16ozs green tea
exercise Zumba/Curves circuit 1hr and 2.8 mile walk at the track 3.44mph, 49.57 minutes (great trainer says I burned 215 cal. on my walk)

fat secret says I burned a total of 773 calories Angie how does that work?

Good night :grouphug:

Angie
05-05-2011, 10:14 PM
Rennie -- Your net calories are the total you ate, minus the total you burned, so your net for today would be 1115 (1888-773). So for me, without exercise I should eat 1390-ish calories per day to lose 2lbs per week, but if I also exercise then my net calories are lower than what I actually consumed....so let's say I burned 500 calories per day and still ate 1390, I could likely expect to lose 3lbs per week rather than 2. I hope that's what you were asking about...lol :D

Kukkie84
05-06-2011, 12:31 AM
It's 12:30 in the AM and I'm still working like a slave. I don't know when I'm going to get to sleep as of yet, and I definitely am not weighing in tomorrow.

starbrite
05-06-2011, 01:15 AM
Hey :wave:
Down 0.8 :)

Diana3271
05-06-2011, 07:10 AM
Good Morning and TGIF! :yay: Have a great weekend!

Calories for yesterday: 1440

Weigh In; 147.8

No Change

Angie
05-06-2011, 07:56 AM
Good morning! Well, another bounce, downward this time, has me down 2.6 to 211.8 -- not the 209 I wished for, but I guess we're splitting the difference --- I'll take it!

Morning Diana!

Starbrite -- Congrats on the .8

Kukkie -- Hope you are sleeping right now :)

Kiyoshima
05-06-2011, 09:18 AM
1:218.5 (+.5) Didn't do any exercise that day and boy did I miss it!
2:218.5 (0) Exercise today, can't wait to get settled into the new place so my diet can get back on track!
3:217 (-1.5)
4:217.5 (+.5)
5:216.5 (-1) ran 25 minutes straight without stopping yesterday. GO ME!
6:218.5 (+2) So I ate absolutely horribly yesterday! I went and did my two workouts yesterday, but I was in such a rush all day that I didn't really think about what I was eating. I just wanted something quick and filling. I really don't want to be stuck in the 2teens forever so I've really gotta step it up!
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Kukkie84
05-06-2011, 09:22 AM
Good Morning. or just morning anyway... I was up working until about 1:30 and really only because I crashed. Back at it early this morning too, so Angie I can only wish I were still sleeping. I made the mistake of checking the scale just to see :lol: stupid me. 199.9 *insert extra long sigh here* Combination of no sleep and late night pizza, I know I know, bad idea, but working that late, absolutely starved. I've already told hubby that if I make it through this day I need to just collapse in a hot bath with a glass of wine. I'll do double the workout tomorrow to make up for it.

FitGirlyGirl
05-06-2011, 09:44 AM
I'm down another pound to 179.2. My food yesterday was POP and I walked a little over 3 miles, spent about 3 1/2 hours sorting/hanging/toting clothes at the base airmen's attic (a place where people donate things and those who need and are low enough rank to be allowed can come get them for free), and did an hour of zumba. 4 more pounds to go to get to my low, but at least I'm back in the 170s now. I'm off to do my weight lifting class, zumba, and some more volunteering at the airmen's attic today.

Aimee - I think we all need a good shaking from time to time.

openup-Welcome I am sorry for your loss, but am also glad that you got to experience having such a wonderful person in your life.

love2b - Silly Frosted Flakes! At least you caught yourself before it was the whole box. :hug:

Angie - Yes, we are completely insane, hehe. We may not get these kids, but the kids we are asking for are boys that are 2 and 3 and girls who are 6 and 12.


Happy Friday!

konfyoozed
05-06-2011, 09:45 AM
good morning everyone!

scale today said 274.5, down .4 from yesterday, and 2.4 for the week! :)

another early-ish shift, but not as early as tomorrow... hope everyone has a good day!

Gale02
05-06-2011, 10:16 AM
April 30th: 240.6

1: 244.4
2: 241.6
3: 242.4
4: 244.6
5: 238.0
5: 239.6

Not a big surprise on the upward bounce since I had a 6+ lb whoosh yesterday. I stayed under 240, woohoo!!

OnaMi
05-06-2011, 10:25 AM
:wave: everybody!

up 1 lb to 191.0 sigh..too much sodium yesterday.:dunno: seems i do better when I'm running around all day :lol: well if that's the case,I should be down tomorrow cause today is going to be crazy :lol:

Angie,great job on the 2.6! :cp:

:wave:Diana

Star,great job on the .8! :cp:

Roxy,great job on the pound! :cp: glad things are shaping up nicely for the kids.:)

Rennie,fight on! hope you have a great WI today:crossed:

KuKKie,hope you have a good rest.:hug:


Sorry,no more time..Have a great day everyone :grouphug:

Vixsin
05-06-2011, 10:46 AM
And Freakish Whoosh Week continues.....

I am down 1.6 to 192.8 :eek: WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?

I just stood there on the scale and stared at the number with disbelief. This journey keeps me in a constant state of awe sometimes. Today sure is one of those days. :)

So the coffee date last night was real nice. I don't think he's psycho. He seemed to be real nice. There is another boy I am talking to who lives a little farther away and we are trying to work out meeting one another so that is a nice thing too.

BBL for personals.

GirlyGirlSebas
05-06-2011, 11:10 AM
Hi Friends! Stayed the same today. I think I'm in some kind of mini-plateau. At least, I hope it stays mini! Work has been so hectic. I'm struggling to keep up! I will get personal with you guys this weekend. ;)

Have a great on-plan day.

Coondocks
05-06-2011, 11:47 AM
Still no weigh in . . . I think I might avoid the actual weigh in until I've had a week or more with the daily exercise and better eatnig under my now tight belt. My victorious size 10 jeans are feeling a little snug today and as much as I'd love to use the excuse TOM is due . . I know it's not all that. Picking up and moving on!!

Vix - I think you should change your name to Whoosh! Gald to hear the coffee date was not a loon :) Keep your options open, you're a prize and there's nothing wrong with keeping doors open :cb:

Angie - I got out of the walking habit for too long, with everything else I was dealing with sleep was something I was lacking and took every chance I could get to catch up. Im back on track with it and getting one in tonight for sure :)

Jami - I swear reading your comment I was wondering if you were a fly on the wall with my relationship!! I do feel unbelievably better and you're completely right about not worrying . . . I just don't anymore. It's fantastic :) :)

Aimee - Holy Crap that sounds like an event and a half! I'm def going to try and make it down there, I still havent picked up a mothers day gift for my mom :o I feel horrible for leaving it to the last minute, but she had toddlers once too, I know she'll understand :) Throwing it out there . . . me and a few friends do patio drinks at the forks pretty regulalry, you're always welcome to joing in . . . we are a little rowdy - but in a good way :)

Kukkie - Here's hoping you get some good rest, I'm starting to see the value in it more and more lately. The soak in the tub is a perfect idea I think.

Ona - Ohh that evil evil sodium!! You're still a butt kicker! I think you may surprise yourself with your confidence and I dare say you're probably no longer as shy as you think ;)

Konfyoozed - Great numbers for the week!! How much longer till you're a blushing bride?

Star - Ahhhh you're so so close and another .8 down . . Fantastic! Very excited for you :D :D

Diana - Why am I not in the least bit surprised your Dr tells you to maintain and that's quite literally what you've done with no change. You really are awesome!!

Love - cereal can be the devil, so delicious and deceptively bad for you once you check the labels on some of them.:devil: Good for you that you stopped when you did . . . awesome job!!

Roxy - Wonderwoman over here!! What a busy schedule you've got, wow . . . but looking at it, who better can take care of 4 kids then someone who enjoys being active! Congrats on getting back into the 70's:D

JamiSue3916
05-06-2011, 12:03 PM
April 2011 - Lost 2.2 pounds (Ready to kick butt in May!)
(official WI)

April 30: 282.6
1: 280.0 (-2.6)
2: 278.9 (-1.1)
3: 276.0 (-2.9)
4: 276.2 (+0.2)
5: 276.0 (-0.2)
6: 274.0 (-2.0) TOTAL LOST -8.6

YAHOO!!! So FREAKING happy right now! I'm OP for food, water and still just almost OP with exercise. Taking my boys to dinner and movie tonight. Then going to hang with my parents at their campsite all day Saturday...might even stay long enough to roast a few marshmallows! :T

Ona -- Thanks so much! I do much better when I'm busy too...because I'm a serious boredom eater. Idle hands....and all that. :devil:

Mandy -- Thanks for sharing about myfitnesspal. I'm anxious to check it out! the barcode feature sounds AMAZING!! I've already signed up online and downloaded the app! :D Woo hoo on the loss again today!

Rennie -- There are a lot of explanations online about what a calorie deficit is and how much yours should be. I found this one that breaks it down in laymans terms. http://caloriecount.about.com/calorie-deficit-weight-loss-ft51764. I am just now starting to understand all this myself and maybe you understand it better than me. BUT, you're definitely burning more than 773 per day...you have to include the calories you burn just by being alive too (for breathing, sleeping digesting, etc).

Vixsin -- YAY for whoosh week! We all need those every now and then to keep us going, dont we? So glad to hear coffee date guy was not psycho! Hope you get to meet farther away guy soon. Options are a GOOD thing... ;)

Diana -- Looks like your maintenance is going well so far! YAY!!!

Kiyoshima -- Come on girl! You can do it!!!

Kukkie -- Take care of yourself! Working so much and not getting enough sleep will definitely wreak havoc on your plan. Wine and a hot bath is just what the Dr. ordered!

FirGirly -- Such a busy girl you are! Keep up the great work!

Coondocks -- Definitely hold off on the weigh-in if that's what feels right. Getting settled into a good exercise routine is hard enough without risking "not as good as you'd hoped" scale numbers. Just relish in the success of the MOVING you're doing for now...if that feel right for you anyway. :hug:

eclipse
05-06-2011, 12:10 PM
down 1 lb to 155.8 - first time in the 155's!

opheliaphoenix
05-06-2011, 01:07 PM
Just a quick update to say my weigh-in was 228.6 this morning...now I have to rush out the door for work before I'm late!!! Lol. I will be back for personals tonight. :wave:

Matilda08
05-06-2011, 01:31 PM
My goal for this month is to get to 215 its a little aggressive for me but I plan to turn it up a notch this month. Today ended the semester*thank god* but I still have the final which is ok and tax season also ended so I can f ully concentrate on my wl goals and not be all stressed So I am back!


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Rainbowgirl
05-06-2011, 02:02 PM
1: 251.6 (damnit! 0.6 gained? Went for a 6 km hike yesterday burning 2731 calories and only ate 1400-1500 calories that day. I'm hoping it's just retention caused by dehydration b/c I didn't pack enough water, and because TOM is approaching. We'll see what it is tomorrow. I think I should step it up with the exercise now that I'm heading into my 3rd week.)
2: 252.2 - what the heck?! I really, really, hope this is just because maybe TOM is approaching (Im so irregular, I never really know until it arrives) - but I followed my plan yesterday, deviating only to get a McDonald's cone (150 calories) and I budgeted it for that, too. Not 100% sure why I've gained a pound and a bit back. Very annoying!
3: 252.6 TOM still not here, still getting intermittent symptoms that it's approaching but not here yet. Frustrated, but I know I haven't gone over my calorie budget so I cannot be gaining weight through that (I'm not eating high fat foods or low-nutritional value foods). Just have to persevere and wait.
4: 253.0 Ok, NOW I'm getting frustrated. I've been on a steady rise since Sunday and there's no reason for it. I'm sticking to my plan, I haven't deviated at all, TOM isn't here (yet), and I'm still GAINING. What the ****!? I'm starting to get uber discouraged. I can't go any lower in calories than I wan 1300-1400, and I can't go any higher b/c I'm sedentary for more than 8 hours a night thanks to work. I try to get in 20 minutes of exercise before work, but that doesn't always happen. So frustrated.. I'm doing everything right and I'm GAINING!
5:252.0 TOM finally appeared, sorta. Very light but we'll see how it goes. Hopefully when it's done I'll be out of the 250s; that sure would be nice especially since I've been so "good" and kept to my plan! Crappy day today, but I'll be hitting the treadmill at work on my lunch break like I did last night - watch some of the hockey game that way :carrot: Tonight will make 3 times this week exercising for 20 min. I'm proud ^_^
6: 251.0 :carrot: TOM is still here but weight is going down again. I feel lighter too, and I swear I look it but I don't think that's possible after only 11 pounds. Regardless, am happy the scale is going in the other direction now! Thanks for everyone's encouragement, and yes, I hope TOM takes a lot of weight with it when it leaves!:D
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konfyoozed
05-06-2011, 02:26 PM
Konfyoozed - Great numbers for the week!! How much longer till you're a blushing bride?



15 days!! two weeks from tomorrow!! my vacation for the wedding and related festivities starts two weeks from today.

.... just a little excited. :D

JamiSue3916
05-06-2011, 02:29 PM
Rainbowgirl -- Yippee! An official down trend! Way to keep at it girl!!!

Mandy -- I can't believe it's so close! You must be dying with excitement!!

konfyoozed
05-06-2011, 02:51 PM
haha i really am. my brain is all over the place. i hope i can drop 4.6 lbs by the wedding so i can officially say i've lost more than 30lbs, 10% body weight, and be under 270 for the wedding. c'mon 269.9 lol

oh, also, i forgot to mention, that will move me from morbidly obese, to simply 'obese'... nothing morbid about me so i need to get rid of that label!

Angie
05-06-2011, 07:36 PM
Roxy -- You are one busy lady these days! I hope you do get the kids you are hoping for; it will be a lot of work, but wow, the rewards of having a big family like that -- that sounds awesome! What in incredible gift to give to them too. :)

Mandy -- Good job on your .4! I think you can pull off another 4.6 by the wedding -- I'm crossing fingers for you :)

Gale -- Congrats on the small bounce today!

Ona -- I think you're doing great considering the crazy week you're having! I can't wait to hear about the party, I hope you won't be too tired to fill us in on Sunday :)

Vixsin -- Congratulations on the weigh in and on the successful coffee date last night. You said he's not psycho, but you don't sound swept off your feet either; I hope the other one takes your breath away!

Coondocks -- Great, I'll get a walk in tonight too! I like the idea that you're out there doing it too :) it will keep me motivated to stay on a little longer.

Hi Jeri, Rhonda, Ophelia, Matilda, Rainbowgirl,

opheliaphoenix
05-06-2011, 08:11 PM
Okay, I had a shorter day today at work, so I'm home now...figured I would get on here and catch up a little bit, lol.

Love2b - Yeah, the Olive Garden here in town can be hit or miss, but it was definitely a hit that night...so yummy! I was surprisingly stuffed with what I allowed myself, but it was still so hard not to force it all because of the taste...that used to be a very bad habit of mine back in the day, lol. I didn't end up hitting any terrible snags on the scale after, so I'm happy I managed.

JamiSue - I know what you mean! You leave this thread for a day or even two, and it feels like you have so much to catch up on and don't know where to begin, haha. Also, yeah, seeing my family is going to help out a ton. I haven't seen any of my family or friends back home in almost a year, so I'm very excited!

FitGirly - Congrats on hitting the 170s again!

Gale - Holy woosh! Even with that bounce, I'd take it! That's amazing. :eek:

Vixsin - You too, that's great! I will be keeping my fingers crossed that the crazy woosh fairy comes by my place in the morning, too! :lol:

Rainbowgirl - You're doing great for also having TOM! :yes:

Mandy - I've been away from 3FC's daily happenings for awhile now, so I didn't know you were a bride-to-be...congrats! Only 15 days, how exciting! :)

Angie - Hi! :wave:


Ona, Diana, and everyone else...:wave:

reptogirl
05-06-2011, 10:24 PM
1. 311.8
2. 312.6
3. 315.4
4. 315.0
5. 311.8
6. 310.8
not expecting a loss tomorrow, had pizza tonight

Diana3271
05-06-2011, 10:36 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Star: Congrats on the .8!

Angie: Congrats on that whoosh!

Kiyoshima: Today is a new day!

Kukkie: Hi :wave: Hmm, wine and hot tub sounds nice!

Fitgirlygirl: Great job on that pound!

Mandy Congrats on the .4! I love your attitude!

Gale: I'm glad most of that whoosh stuck with you!

Ona :wave: Did you stay busy today?

Vixsin Congrats on the 1.6! I'm glad the date went well.

Rhonda Hi :wave:

Coondocks Hi :wave:

JamiSue Congrats on the 2 pound whoosh!

Eclipse Great job on the 1 pound and the 155's.

Opheliaphoenix Hi :wave:

Matilda You can do this. Find that focus! :kickbutt:

Rainbowgirl Great job on that pound!

Reptogirl Congrats on your pound!

starbrite
05-07-2011, 03:06 AM
Morning my lovelies :wave:
Down 1.3 to 160.6 -must be whoosh season :lol: very soon in the 150's and into the home straight :woohoo:

konfyoozed
05-07-2011, 05:34 AM
weighed in at 5:30 in the morning. it's painful to be awake this early, especially on a saturday. blahhh. anyway, it said i'm down another .5, to 274 even so i'll take it... though if i weighed in at my *normal* time i bet i'd see 273... oh well. maybe tomorrow!

have a good day ladies!

Diana3271
05-07-2011, 08:19 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave: I hope you have a great weekend!

Calories for yesterday: 1440 + :coffee:

Weigh In: 147.8

No Change

twinmommaplusone
05-07-2011, 08:59 AM
Hit Goal Weight Ladies, Sure as normal I'll bounce around for a while, not sure when I'll stop losing or when maintenance will start but maybe another 5-10lbs and I'm so done and onto building lean muscle mass and keeping this weight off for life. I'll make a bigger post in the days to come but here is a pic from yesterdays photo shoot!

p.s. Thanks for al the support and this place has held me accountable since December, keeping the last few lbs to lose in my eye sight. I value that ♥

starbrite
05-07-2011, 09:13 AM
Twinmomma- AWESOME :woohoo:

Diana3271
05-07-2011, 09:16 AM
twinmommaplusone Congratulations! :congrat: :yay: :carrot:

FitGirlyGirl
05-07-2011, 09:46 AM
I'm down .2 to 179. I was hoping for more because I'm still holding some TOM weight, but I know that yesterday my sodium was a little high and my water intake was not as spread out as it should be, more than half of my water was after 5. I took my measurements last night and I have lost 4.625 inches since April 3, I LOVE weight lifting. Since he was off work yesterday, hubby went with me to the gym and to volunteer at airmen's attic. It was fun having him with me. The air force fitness program is now requiring that he track his intake. I'm glad because I don't think he had any idea about some of the things he eats, like how much sodium. I tell him and he listens, but I don't think he really got it until he saw it in black and white on the fitday screen. So now he is trying to watch his sodium and is trying to aim for the 60/20/20 macronutrient ratio. I'm so glad to see him start paying attention to his food. :carrot:

Coondocks - Now that things are calming down in your world I'm sure your jeans will not be snug for long. The kids are a big part of why I am so active. Some of the things are things I want to do while I am still able since I won't have so much free time once I have kiddos. My main motivation for getting fit is to give my kids a healthy mom who will be a good role model for them and still be around to see their kids.

JamiSue - You are rockin this month! Keep up the good work.

Angie - Thank you. Yes, it will be a lot of work, but I'm from a large family, so it's what I'm used to. I have 4 brothers and my parents took custody of another one because he's uncle was beating him. There are still some foods that I have no idea how to cook just enough for hubby and me because I learned how to cook from a mother who was used to cooking for lots of kids and their friends.

Twinmomma - Congrats! :yay: :woohoo: :yay:

OnaMi
05-07-2011, 10:09 AM
:wave: Good Morning Everyone!

I'm Down .4 to 190.6

Yes Diana i sure did.:D didn't get to bed until 10pm :D :lol: now you KNOW that's late for me.What did you do to celebrate reaching maintenance.:) this new lifestyle is something to think about it's it ;)

Thanks Angie :hug: I'm trying to hold it all together.:dizzy: so you're sleeping in this morning huh :lol: have a good day :)

:congrat:twinmom,you did a fantastic job :bravo: you look awesome :) you have been an inspiration to me cause i have read how you have jog and it made me push myself,thank you for that :hug:

Go Jamie Go :cheer: you are killing that fat :high:



:wave: everyone i missed..Have a great day :grouphug:

konfyoozed
05-07-2011, 10:21 AM
totally off topic.. BUT... i'm excited. LOOK!

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/229687_1980722954416_1133441488_2353854_5179201_n. jpg

STRAWBERRIES!

GirlyGirlSebas
05-07-2011, 11:03 AM
Good morning, Friends!

Coondocks - You're back on track and those size 10 jeans will fill extra comfortable soon, I'm sure.
JamiSue - How was dinner and the movies? Hope you enjoy your time with your parents.
Matilda - Sending a butt kick your way! :kickbutt: While I'm at it, I'll give myself one, too!
Diana - Congratulations on reaching goal!!! You are an amazing inspiration to us. Thanks for hanging out here and sharing your journey.
Mandy - Why are you up so early today?
TwinMomma - Congratulations on reaching goal!! You look amazing and so happy.
Roxy - Glad to hear that your husband is watching his nutrition now. Sometimes, I get so caught up on the weight loss and forget that the nutrition and health aspect is even more important.
Mandy - Strawberries! How cool is that!

Today, the scale are up.6. I'm not surprised as I've been really struggling this week. This is what always happens to me. I get some weight off in the first couple of months, then the honeymoon is over. The unwanted emotions come back out to play and I turn to the food to help me deal. But, not this time. I've lost almost 25 pounds. I'm not turning back now. I need this for myself!

Have a great on-plan day.

blinkworks
05-07-2011, 11:04 AM
I'm down 1lb to 256.4, which is 10lbs down since I started 3FC! The community here has been so wonderful and fantastic at keeping me motivated to do my best! It's a small step, (SW 266.4, CW 256.4, GW 150.0 jeez i cant wait to get that ticker)
Congrats! to Twinmomma for hitting GW!
What's TOM weight stand for? I've seen it around, but being a newb, I don't know what it means.
Everyone's doing such a good job keeping motivated!

GirlyGirlSebas
05-07-2011, 11:05 AM
Hi Blink! Congratulations on your 10 pounds loss. Feels great, huh? :D
TOM is Time Of the Month.

eclipse
05-07-2011, 12:01 PM
Down .4 to 155.4 :)

JamiSue3916
05-07-2011, 01:32 PM
April 2011 - Lost 2.2 pounds (Ready to kick butt in May!)
(official WI)

April 30: 282.6
1: 280.0 (-2.6)
2: 278.9 (-1.1)
3: 276.0 (-2.9)
4: 276.2 (+0.2)
5: 276.0 (-0.2)
6: 274.0 (-2.0)
7: 272.7 (-1.3) TOTAL LOST -9.9

Had a fabulous time with my boys last night. Dinner was yummy! I had everything I wanted...even dessert but stayed in control. Then we headed to the movies (saw Rio) with full bellies so there was no temptation to buy popcorn or soda! Woo hoo! Even got there a little early so we had time to play in the arcade together...good times!

I'm headed out to the campground today to meet my parents and hang with my guys (hubby and boys). Be back for personals later...

HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE!!! :carrot:

Gale02
05-07-2011, 01:47 PM
April 30th: 240.6

1: 244.4
2: 241.6
3: 242.4
4: 244.6
5: 238.0
5: 239.6
6: 241.4

No shocker here, although a little bummed to see 240-something again. I lifted yesterday and my sodium was also over 4000mg for the day. :eek: I LOVE ham, but don't love what it does to the scale. I think that with my gym routine I'm going to see up up up during the week and then a dramatic loss on rest day. We'll see. Whatever happens with the scale I'm going to keep at it, I feel really great when I work out. I've had a daily average of 1700 calories eaten and 550 calories burned with exercise.

Twinmommaplus - Congratulations!!

Mandy - I love fresh strawberries, I'll bet you can't wait til they're ripe enough to pick!

JamiSue - You're on a roll this month, way to go!

:wave: to everyone else! I'm off to the gym after my breakfast out (huevos rancheros, yummy!)

openup
05-07-2011, 01:50 PM
Thank you for the welcomes!:D I will try and keep up , there are so many posts and so much information it is almost information overload.

Does anyone have input about Stevia? I am wary of artificial sweeteners , some break down into formaldehyde and others are made of known toxins.
I know I may seems like I am going overboard with this , but recently I was diagnosed or i should say Misdiagnosed with lactose intolerance because of a artificial sweetner. I know that sounds crazy but not as crazy as going in to have surgery to have my gallbladder removed which was not necessary...Looking for a new doctor now , although it is hard to say goodbye to a family doctor that takes care of so many members in my family , but someone who misdiagnoses twice , type 2 diabetes which developed after having gestational diabetes and the doctor just said i was gaining weight and had high blood pressure and diagnosed depression.
But I am proud to be among so many determined , confident , strong women who are losing weight.

opheliaphoenix
05-07-2011, 03:48 PM
Didn't get to weigh-in first thing today, but ended up skipping breakfast in my rush before heading out to a Zumba class this morning, and I was 228.4 when I came back, so I'll record that for today's WI.

Starbrite - Nice drop! Not too much longer now. :cheer3:

Twinmomma - :congrat: on hitting goal weight!!! You look great. :yay:

JamiSue - I agree with Gale, you are on a roll this month!

Blink - Great work! :)

Openup - Hi and welcome! Also, it sounds like you're making the right decision moving to a new doctor...I wouldn't worry about any lingering familial ties to his office, as your health comes first!

Diana, Gale, Ona, FitGirly, Rhonda, and Eclipse - :wave:

konfyoozed
05-07-2011, 04:02 PM
@Gale - you're right. i keep talking to the plant telling it to hurry up! i want my strawberries! hopefully the rabbit repellent keeps working... bunnies got all my strawberries last year!

@Rhonda - up early today because i had to work 6-3, so I'm not sure how accurate my weigh in is. i would have gotten my weight when i was home at 10am for my meal break, but i had already drank a ton of water, so i knew that would be wrong. i'll be back to my 'normal' schedule on monday.

@openup - this is a lively bunch, and for the last month and a half that i've been here, they've been very friendly and supportive. definitely excellent motivation!

@jamisue - have fun today! and good job avoiding the popcorn trap... i love me some popcorn!

@roxy - proof on the screen is the way to get men to pay attention? awesome. i'll have to remember that. mine says "okay" and keeps crunching away with no idea what i actually said about his food. i think he's annoyed by how much i pay attention now haha.

@ophelia - i am one of those annoying brides-to-be that brings up her wedding in EVERY SINGLE conversation haha. but since i'm not bridezilla, i allow myself the luxury of telling everyone who cares (read: who will listen) :D i've tried to be a little less obnoxious on the boards here, but i still probably bring it up WAY too often for some people haha.

CONGRATS! to everyone who saw the scales go down today!

and extra special congrats to TWINMOM for hitting goal! that's awesome! :)

(first attempt at personals... i was feeling antisocial for not having time for them before i leave for work every day when i post my weigh in...)

JamiSue3916
05-07-2011, 06:22 PM
THANK YOU all so much for the positive feedback! Its making all the difference and I'm eternally grateful!

Mandy -- Wow! So close to such a huge milestone! Simply amazing! Are you looking at the BMI table to figure that out? So is it over 40 that's morbid and then over 30 that's just obese? Congrats on another .5 down this morning! BTW, I could use some guidance on the myfitnesspal app. I'm not seeing the barcode scanner feature. Just curious if you have the app for Android or iPhone? You can definitely pull off another 4.6 in 2 weeks!! Mmmm...strawberries!!

Ophelia -- Glad to hear that you had a short work day yesterday. It's really nice to get those every now and then. It's really nice that you'll get to spend that time with your family. It'll make the time with your hubby away a bit easier.

Reptogirl -- yay! One more pound bites the dust!

Blink -- you're doing great! Way to focus on the positive!

Gale -- Way to stay focused! You're doing great things!!

Diana -- Thanks so much!

Starbrite -- Yay on the whoosh! You are so freaking close to 150!!!

Twinmomma -- Wow! Congratulations on making goal! Even if it takes you a little while to settle in, you still made it! You're picture looks fantastic!

FitGirly -- Congrats on still going down especially if TOM is still lingering! You'll probably have a lil' whoosh when it's officially gone. Fun for hubby to be learning too!

Ona -- yay on the .4!

konfyoozed
05-07-2011, 07:13 PM
@jami - i have it for the android phone, and to find the bar code feature try "add to diary -> select meal -> search for food" ... it's the button that looks like a bar code next to the search bar. you have to install a bar code scanner app to use it (which is also free)

Diana3271
05-07-2011, 08:59 PM
Star Congrats on your 1.3 pounds!

Mandy Congrats on the .5. Sorry about the 5:30 AM. :faint: :tired: I've never grown strawberries. They look great! Right now I have a couple different types of tomatoes and peppers.

Twinmommaplusone Again, congrats on getting to goal! :carrot:

Fitgirlygirl Congrats on your .2 and all those inches!

Ona Great job on the .4.

Rhonda Thank you. Find that focus. You can get through this tough time. You can do it.

Blinkworks Great job on that pound and 10 pounds since joining! :carrot:

Eclipse Congrats on the .4!

JamiSue Great job on the 1.3 pounds!

Gale Hang in there. I love smoked pork chops. Every time I eat them I have a slight gain.

Openup I use stevia on occasion. I don't know about long term use, though. I think every brand has different ingredients, too. I heard that a popular brand has MSG in it. But I don't know.

Opheliaphoenix Hi! :wave:

konfyoozed
05-07-2011, 09:04 PM
diana - the strawberries are great. they come back every year, so you only have to buy them once :D

Diana3271
05-07-2011, 09:07 PM
diana - the strawberries are great. they come back every year, so you only have to buy them once :D

Mandy I didn't know that! How long do you have strawberries and does that one plant produce a lot?

konfyoozed
05-07-2011, 09:18 PM
last year was my first year with them, and honestly i didn't get very many. i actually got none! i saw a couple, but the rabbits got them haha. this year will be my first year with that one plant producing and i put some rabbit repellent stuff down to hopefully keep them away. you can see how many are on there right now. that is 2 plants in a very shallow pot. i would assume a few in a raised bed with more room for roots (and more care, as i didn't really do much with mine over the winter, assuming they were dead) would produce enough to make several jars of jam + fresh strawberries for other desserts :)

Angie
05-07-2011, 11:25 PM
Well, I thought I posted this morning, but I guess I forgot to save it! Anyway, I was down .6 today to 211.2 -- not sure how things will look tomorrow. I'm a bit over my calories for today, but spent the day shopping and walking around. I guess we'll see in the morning.

Today my stepmom took me shopping, compliments of her and my Dad -- this was my IOU at Christmas -- they promised me a shopping trip when I was ready. I decided it was time and I'm now nicely outfitted for the summer months. I chose a lot of things that can be easily altered or tailored as I lose more weight (ie/ skirts)

Twinmomma -- CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm blown away by how you just quietly got there and then announced it...lol. I guess we should have seen it coming! You've done an amazing job and I hope you are really proud of yourself :hug: PS - You look fantastic!

Roxy -- I always cook for an army too :) Congrats on the inches lost!

Ona -- I hope the party was/is fabulous and that you are enjoying yourself! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Rhonda -- Stay with us, don't stop now. You are totally rocking this, you've lost 25lbs already and that's just the tip of the iceberg of what you are capable of doing! :) :dust::lifter:

Blinkworks -- Congratulations on your first 10lbs!

Jeri -- Good job on your .4

Jamisue -- Congratulations on your 1.3 today and on your amazing feats of self restraint at the movies. :)

Gale :wave: Ophelia :wave:

Mandy -- Good looking strawberries! congrats on your loss today :)

opheliaphoenix
05-07-2011, 11:52 PM
Wow, so I knew alcohol is a no-no when trying to lose weight, but I didn't realize just how many empty calories were lurking in so little! I took it easy on the food calories today, because I knew I was going to be having a drink or two tonight, but I guess I underestimated the damage. Two rather weak drinks, even when mixed with Sprite Zero (0 cals), still ended up being 356 calories! :eek:

Needless to say, I'm a little over on my calories today...lesson learned!

reptogirl
05-08-2011, 01:03 AM
1. 311.8
2. 312.6
3. 315.4
4. 315.0
5. 311.8
6. 310.8
7. 310.8
i am happy with no gain!!!!! TOM is here...so let the weightloss rollercoaster begin!

starbrite
05-08-2011, 02:48 AM
Happy Mothersday to all the Mums out there. My little beauties bought me two recliners for the garden. I love the sun and they know how much I like to enjoy it- bless :)
Up 0.8 - annoyed because this always happens when I'm about to break a decade. I get so close then play bouncy for a few days or weeks. Ho hum! Having a big BBQ today so I guess I'll be up again tomorrow. Must fight on :sumo: