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authentic
05-08-2011, 12:52 PM
Well I lost another 2 lbs this week and am at 255, so I thought it was finally time to start a 250's thread. :D It is a beautiful day here today so I am going to definitely get my exercise in today.

I hope people will join me in this thread. Let's get out of the 250's!


Lambiechop
05-08-2011, 01:22 PM
New here. At 253.5 this morning. Started at 258.5 a week ago. Hoping to be out of the 250s by next weekend. :)

Cleophas
05-08-2011, 06:15 PM
After a regain I'm back at 259 *grumbles* Yeah I need something to kick my backside and get me out of here. Back on writing down the food that goes in my mouth and drinking liters of squash.


blinkworks
05-08-2011, 09:20 PM
Oh good! I just got into the 250's sometime around the 4th of May. I looked around for a 250's thread but alas! None were to be found......until now :P As of now I'm at 255.6. I have a feeling that getting out of the 250's is going to be a bit of a challenge for me, i've yo-yo'd to about here and back up several times.. I know once I see 249 I'm gonna be really relieved.

OhMyDogs
05-08-2011, 09:44 PM
I don't belong here yet....but just wanted to warn you all...I'm coming for you! Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but I AM coming for you :P

authentic
05-08-2011, 10:06 PM
Hi all! Welcome to the thread! :wave:

Lamiechop welcome! I am hoping to get out the 250's by the end of May. I know if I predict it sooner, I will start retaining water and balloon out like a Macy's Parade float. :D

Cleophas, I have to write everything down (I use Weightwatcher's online for that) or I start cheating and not counting "little" bites here and there. :jeno:

blinkworks, I am looking forward to reaching 249 right with you! :)

OhMyDogs, I think you should post in this thread daily as an affirmation that you have arrived in the 250 zone. :D

As for me, I am hoping to get out of the 250's quickly because it took me forever to get here. I was stuck in a month long plateau in the 260's and with spring here I am so ready to lose this weight!

Let's post often and help each other leave this thread for the 240's thread and beyond. :)

authentic
05-09-2011, 10:55 AM
So how is everyone doing this morning? I am really feeling bloated. If anyone has any suggestions for how to avoid sodium and bloat I am all ears!

LesliesMom
05-09-2011, 11:03 AM
257.8 this morning. Looking forward to moving thru this decade quickly -- no offense to anyone here. :)

QuillysQuest
05-09-2011, 12:09 PM
Count me in on this thread! I'm currently 258 and have been hovering around that for a very long time.

I am in a rather unique position with my body where it doesn't gain or lose weight much at all. Up until about five years ago I had been 237 for eight years straight, despite doing numerous diets and workouts and whatever else I could think of to do.

Then, somehow I managed to gain 20 lbs when I wasn't looking, and now I've been hovering around 258 for the last 4 years or so. About a year and a half ago I got discouraged and decided to give up, which didn't effect me much, to be honest, but now, I'm back and ready to get back on the horse and try once more to get out of the 250s at the very least! Not sure if it'll work, but it's fun to try anyway. :)

So, I may be in this thread for a while, but I'm really hoping that this time I'll just be passing through! :)

authentic
05-09-2011, 03:30 PM
Welcome to the thread QuillysQuest and LesliesMom!:dancer:

I just got done working out, so I have an endorphin rush right now. :D

I find that I have to work out a LOT more to keep out of plateaus these days.

How much are you guys working out?

Lambiechop
05-09-2011, 03:50 PM
I walk my kids to and from school every day, try to get some rollerblading in. Some weeks I add water aerobics twice a week. Right now I'm mainly trying to cut off my caffeine and peanut addiction.

Fit4Lyfe
05-09-2011, 04:02 PM
Hey you guys...this thread is awesome, but I think the 250 peeps also post in the "240's to 260's" thead, for some reason they are grouped in 20-lb increments around here, just a heads up!!!

LesliesMom
05-09-2011, 04:17 PM
I need to workout MUCH more than I do. I did yard work yesterday - basically worked around the house puttering with stuff, but never really got a sweat "work-out" in. What do you all do for excercise?

Angie

authentic
05-09-2011, 05:13 PM
I walk a lot. I am now at the point where I also can jog for 30 mins. I like to do low impact aerobics too.

QuillysQuest
05-10-2011, 03:38 AM
As for me, I just started back on my weight loss quest last week or so after taking a long time off from it. So, my exercise routine isn't firmly established yet, but, what I am doing is a yoga routine in the mornings, and doing at least 30 minutes of Your Shape and/or Dance Central with the Kinect.

I've got my appointment today to be trained on all the gym equipment again, because I'm not allowed to join the gym again without going through that training. So, once I get my gym membership all situated again, I'll probably be trying to get back to going to the gym every day. Yay! I've missed the gym!

MEH1969
05-10-2011, 12:16 PM
I'm barely hanging in at 259. I've had some gain this past week. I've been eating OK, but I'm having some pretty significant swelling, so I hope it's mostly that.

I've got a Dr's appt at the end of the month to get some blood work done. My mom and sister both have deficient thyroids, and I'm wondering if that's my problem.

Anyway, I am glad to be here.

authentic
05-10-2011, 02:17 PM
I like going to the gym too QuillysQuest. I joined the Y which is walking distance from my apartment so I get the extra benefit of walking to and from it every time I work out. I tend to just jog around the track though, but I am going to start resistance training next week.

authentic
05-10-2011, 02:20 PM
Welcome to the thread MEH1969!:wave:

I totally relate to retaining water weight! As it gets warmer I seem to be retaining more water. No matter how much I watch my sodium I am always retaining water. Oh well, at some point it will leave I hope!

blinkworks
05-10-2011, 03:03 PM
Hooray! Today I met a mini-goal! I've lost 10% of the weight that I need to lose to meet my goal. That puts me at 254.8 today.. the 240's better watch out!

wannabthickchickk
05-10-2011, 03:10 PM
I weighed myself this morning and I am at 259, last week I was 270! I am excited to be here but super excited to leave too. LOL. :)

Cleophas
05-10-2011, 04:28 PM
Oh my word I ache!

I'm on week 2 of C25K and the 90 second run killed my ankle a bit today. But I did it! I've also got zumba dvds today. However I've also got a nasty abcess in a not exercise friendly place so it occasionally gives me a stab of agony to let me know I probably shouldn't be doing this. I also have some serious antibiotics that are giving me an upset stomach so food is not good right now.

authentic
05-11-2011, 11:27 AM
How is everyone doing today? I am in the mood to work out today. My body is retaining water, so I am definitely not going to step on a scale today. Congrats blinkworks on the 10%! Congrats wannabthickchickk, your loss is awesome!

MEH1969
05-11-2011, 01:20 PM
I am at 258 today, which feels good. I can really tell in the mornings when I feel bloated and when I don't. Today was a pretty good morning!

I've come to realize I must avoid most all processed foods. Argh, this is hard, but I'm not going to quit!

authentic
05-11-2011, 04:50 PM
I have to avoid processed foods too MEH1969. I can't eat any white flour, sugar or processed foods (unless i want to be morbidly obese for the rest of my life....).

authentic
05-12-2011, 09:43 AM
How is everyone doing this morning? I woke up in a bad mood (relationship issues) but it is gone now. I used to be a big morning eater, but I am not even hungry. It's my TOM so I won't get on the scale but I would love to hear how everyone is doing.

Michelle1128
05-12-2011, 09:48 AM
265 this morning.... Hoping to be 249 by the end of the month XD

authentic
05-12-2011, 01:12 PM
265 this morning.... Hoping to be 249 by the end of the month XD

Me too! :D

MEH1969
05-13-2011, 09:42 AM
254.4 this morning! I feel great! I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

OhMyDogs
05-13-2011, 11:08 AM
I am coming for you....one day!!!

authentic
05-13-2011, 11:57 AM
Well, I am pms'ing really bad, and I am retaining so much water that I couldn't even get my rings on this morning. So, I am not going near a scale for a few days. I can totally relate to anyone who is having bloating issues!

Congrats on the loss MEH1969!

authentic
05-15-2011, 12:55 PM
Well I did my weigh in today and I am down 1 lb for the week, but I am retaining water like crazy, so I think my fat loss is more than that. We shall see....

How is everyone else doing today?

authentic
05-16-2011, 10:10 AM
How is everyone doing today? It's my TOM so no scale for me for a couple of days.

blinkworks
05-17-2011, 10:58 AM
252.4 this morning! I'm definately going to be hitting the 24o's by the end of May.

Hello Nurse
05-21-2011, 12:31 PM
Hi, I'm new to the 250's (hit 259 yesterday, woot!), but I'd like to join in the fun over here :)

Tealblueocean
05-21-2011, 01:59 PM
Hi! I'm new to the website and would like to join in. I'm currently 254 lbs and have 99 lbs to go. I started from 278 lbs on 2/11/11 and lost 24 lbs. ;)

Enduring Infinity
05-22-2011, 07:21 PM
Hey all, I'm currently 254lbs and currently working my way back to (and then below!) 247lbs, which was my low weight a few months ago. My body seems to be pretty content sitting in this weight range, so I could use the support to give it a friendly nudge towards lower numbers!

loser2be
05-23-2011, 06:03 PM
Hi Everyone:

Been lurking for a while and now I'm joining you here. I've been calorie counting between 1400-1800 daily and bought an exercise bike and try to do 30 minutes at 25 km/h daily.

blancheneige
05-24-2011, 07:27 AM
I weighed 254 yesterday, and lost 3.2 lbs last week. I'm hoping to lose another 3 lbs by the end of the month.

iamerican
05-24-2011, 07:23 PM
Kind of new to the site. Weighed in at Day one yesterday at 258. Hoping to lose 1-2 pounds a week!

OhMyDogs
05-25-2011, 02:04 AM
OMG I really am coming. I peeked at the scale today, and it was 259.8. I am not here, it was not an official weigh in, but I AM coming for you!!!

April Snow
05-25-2011, 12:05 PM
OMG I really am coming. I peeked at the scale today, and it was 259.8. I am not here, it was not an official weigh in, but I AM coming for you!!!

This is me too - I am not official until Sunday but was 259.2 this morning. I'm on my first week of Dukan (very low carb, esp. this first week), so not unrealistic to think I'll be down another couple by Sunday.

authentic
05-25-2011, 09:38 PM
Welcome to the thread everyone! I was traveling for work and didn't log in for a few days.

Congrats on the weight loss everyone!

I am at 253 this week.

OhMyDogs
05-27-2011, 02:27 PM
I told you all I was coming for you, and here I am!! 258.5 this morning...YAY!!

authentic
05-28-2011, 12:24 AM
I told you all I was coming for you, and here I am!! 258.5 this morning...YAY!!

Wooohooo!!!!! That's awesome OhMyDogs! :carrot::carrot::carrot::carrot:

April Snow
05-28-2011, 11:01 AM
I was going to wait until tomorrow because I am going to use Sundays as my official WI day (I started last Sunday) but with 255.8 on the scale this morning, I am not waiting!!

I am following the Dukan diet, which is a low carb plan (although it does include some oat bran and dairy carbs) so I am having the first week benefits of that and am down 5.2 lbs with 1 day left to go in my first week.

So hello to everyone!

authentic
05-28-2011, 07:05 PM
I was going to wait until tomorrow because I am going to use Sundays as my official WI day (I started last Sunday) but with 255.8 on the scale this morning, I am not waiting!!

I am following the Dukan diet, which is a low carb plan (although it does include some oat bran and dairy carbs) so I am having the first week benefits of that and am down 5.2 lbs with 1 day left to go in my first week.

So hello to everyone!

Wow great first week! I love the first couple of weeks on low carb plans! :D

Welcome to the thread. Since I am retaining water like crazy, and in an annoying plateau, I think I am going to be here in this thread for a couple more weeks. :tantrum:

Oh well, at least I have good company while my body refuses to cooperate and keeps me here. :D

April Snow
05-29-2011, 11:07 AM
Thanks Authentic!!

Today was my official WI, down a total of 5.6 for the week and claiming my 5 lb loss chickie picture!!

I have another couple of weeks before I get my ticker, but it's fun to know I'll show good progress on it as soon as I can yse it.

Sorry about your plateau, just keep on plan and knocking back the water, and you know it will eventually show up on the scale!

authentic
05-29-2011, 01:11 PM
Okay chicas its weigh in day for me. I am down a pound at 252, with a total of 58 lbs lost since I started in December.

Although I am plateauing a bit, at least I am losing. It feels good to know that I have lost the equivalent of a cranky toddler off of my body since December.:D

How is everyone else doing this holiday weekend?

April Snow
05-29-2011, 01:40 PM
It feels good to know that I have lost the equivalent of a cranky toddler off of my body since December.:D


congrats on breaking your plateau and 58 lbs is AMAZING!!

But you must grow some big toddlers where you come from! I could consider 58 lbs 2 toddlers worth!! lol!

OhMyDogs
05-29-2011, 01:53 PM
Okay chicas its weigh in day for me. I am down a pound at 252, with a total of 58 lbs lost since I started in December.

Although I am plateauing a bit, at least I am losing. It feels good to know that I have lost the equivalent of a cranky toddler off of my body since December.:D

How is everyone else doing this holiday weekend?


I am laughing, my 7 year old is 54lbs (maybe less?).

authentic
05-29-2011, 05:31 PM
I am laughing, my 7 year old is 54lbs (maybe less?).

Well, I don't have kids so I was guessing :D Anyway, I am SO glad to get rid of the fat and get rid of that cranky 58 lb toddler/7 year old! :carrot:

Tealblueocean
05-29-2011, 05:37 PM
I lost one pound, down to 253 lbs. I got to walk 40 minutes one time this week, but I'll try for 3 times this week. I want to be in the 240's. I think it's been about 9 years. It's so close. :hug:

Hello Nurse
05-29-2011, 07:44 PM
Well, I weighed in Friday and I was down to 257, exactly 2 lbs for the week! Hope everyone had a good weekend (and a good Memorial Day tomorrow for those celebrating!)

April Snow
05-29-2011, 07:47 PM
I am laughing, my 7 year old is 54lbs (maybe less?).

My almost 7 year old (in July) is 45 lbs!! But he's a skinny minny, so I know not to judge the rest of the world by him.

April Snow
05-29-2011, 07:49 PM
Good job on the losses, Tealblueocean and Hello Nurse!

loser2be
05-29-2011, 09:50 PM
My 8 year old weighs 43 lbs but he's tiny!

authentic
05-30-2011, 12:23 AM
Congrats on the losses Tealblueocean and Hello Nurse!

Have a great Memorial day everyone. I am going to stay away from the tempting food.... and stay at home and watch movies instead. It will be great to have a day off from work to just kick back and do nothing. (except exercise of course. :D)

Deadby30
05-31-2011, 01:39 AM
Hey Just wanted to Join this team, Im currently weighed in at 252 pounds, New to 3fatchicks. Im 23 years old and My currently goal is to get to 240.00 Pounds! End goal 135 pounds. Im starting the south beach diet, as I've got extremely high cholesterol, glucose levels, my doctor recommended it . ( Anyone else out there having success?) Anyways I hope everyone is having a good week! :hug:

authentic
05-31-2011, 08:48 PM
Hi Deadby30! Welcome to the thread! :):wave:

I am doing a modified south beach diet approach along with counting points on weightwatcher's online.

The first two weeks of South beach will get all of your water weight out of your system, so you should see some exciting numbers. Then in my experience you will lose 1-3 lbs a week just like any other diet, but you will not be hungry once your carb craving is taken care of by getting the empty carbs and sugar out of your system. :)

Lambiechop
06-01-2011, 02:32 AM
Out of the 250s! Next goal 235. That's what I weighed when we went to Hawaii for vacation in 2009.

Tealblueocean
06-01-2011, 04:00 AM
Congratulations Lambiechop! I long to be in the 240's. Hope to see you there soon.

April Snow
06-01-2011, 12:49 PM
congrats Lambiechop!!!

gloo
06-01-2011, 12:51 PM
Hi chickies! I think it's time for me to plant my sizeable butt in the 250s thread. I was at 257 for awhile, until I was derailed by monthly bloat and water retention. But I'm back, and hopefully I'll be looking at 249 soon. That will be a watershed moment for me...I'll actually be less than my driver's license weight of 250 :)

Good luck to all of us!

Deadby30
06-01-2011, 01:34 PM
Hi Deadby30! Welcome to the thread! :):wave:

I am doing a modified south beach diet approach along with counting points on weightwatcher's online.

The first two weeks of South beach will get all of your water weight out of your system, so you should see some exciting numbers. Then in my experience you will lose 1-3 lbs a week just like any other diet, but you will not be hungry once your carb craving is taken care of by getting the empty carbs and sugar out of your system. :)


Thanks! Having sugar and carb withdraw :( But Its only day 2 so hopefully it will get better :D

Lambiechop
06-01-2011, 02:43 PM
Thanks, guys!

OhMyDogs
06-02-2011, 11:14 AM
Uggg I have been off and on plan like it was a stair stepper, for most of this past week. Right now my scale is up EIGHT pounds, but I suspect a fair bit of that is from sodium, so I am hoping to lose a decent amount of it by tomorrow, when I am supposed to weigh in. I am positive I didn't actually GAIN 8lbs, so hopefully I can knock it back down to at least my last week's weigh in. I'm hoping for "no loss" as opposed to "a gain".

SHAME ON ME :P Oh well, sometimes there will be weeks like these, what's important is getting back on track!

April Snow
06-02-2011, 12:23 PM
Thanks! Having sugar and carb withdraw :( But Its only day 2 so hopefully it will get better :D

I'm doing the Dukan Diet which has a similar type of detox period. I found that taking Magnesium/Potassium supplements really helps with the withdrawal. In the past, when I've tried Atkins or similar low carb, it's been so bad I quit after a day or too. This time, I had a couple of not great days but not so bad I couldn't get through them and I feel really good now, 11 days in.

April Snow
06-02-2011, 12:24 PM
Uggg I have been off and on plan like it was a stair stepper, for most of this past week. Right now my scale is up EIGHT pounds, but I suspect a fair bit of that is from sodium, so I am hoping to lose a decent amount of it by tomorrow, when I am supposed to weigh in. I am positive I didn't actually GAIN 8lbs, so hopefully I can knock it back down to at least my last week's weigh in. I'm hoping for "no loss" as opposed to "a gain".

SHAME ON ME :P Oh well, sometimes there will be weeks like these, what's important is getting back on track!

You KNOW you didn't eat 28000 excess calories, so yeah, that's not real weight gain. Even if it's not all off the scale by WI, just keep on going, esp. with the water, and you'll get through it.

OhMyDogs
06-02-2011, 12:40 PM
You KNOW you didn't eat 28000 excess calories, so yeah, that's not real weight gain. Even if it's not all off the scale by WI, just keep on going, esp. with the water, and you'll get through it.

That's exactly my thoughts too. I am part of the biggest loser challenge, so I MAY push my weigh in back by a day if need be, to get a more accurate reading. NO sodium today or tonight, and 96oz of water, here I come! LOL

authentic
06-02-2011, 09:52 PM
I have been retaining water like crazy. I started drinking more green tea which is supposed to be a natural diuretic and I am peeing non stop now, so hopefully my weigh in will get me off of my plateau this week.:D

The first week on a low carb diet is hard but boy will you love your numbers when you weigh in!

Welcome to the thread gloo!:)

Congrats Lambiechop! I hope to be out of the 250's soon if I can stop blowing up like a Macy's Thanksgiving parade float!:thanks2:

Lindifer
06-02-2011, 11:57 PM
:wave:
I'm just barely in the 250's again. Hope to get out asap! Doesn't everyone though? haha

I was 219 last October. :( Pretty disappointed in myself, but I am on my way back down.

April Snow
06-03-2011, 12:41 PM
254 this morning - I like that I am much closer to the 240s than I am to the 260s!!

blinkworks
06-03-2011, 01:24 PM
Hey guys, it's been a while. I'm in at 254.8 today. For the past two weeks, my life has been incredibly hectic- moving, starting a new job, lotsa stuff. Calorie counting was the last thing on my mind.. I was just trying to eat healthy for the first week, and i think i maintained fairly well. Then I started my job at Subway (which rocks btw, basically get a free meal when i'm there, and its really healthy because the bread i eat there is usually the only bread i eat all day) Somehow, even though i got a meal at work, i'd still want dinner at like, 8pm. So we'd eat then.. and i started eating 4 meals a day without realizing it. Whelp, I gained about 3.5 lbs back (which in my opinion isn't too bad, but still the enemy!) So I'm still here, and i've fallen off the wagon, but i'm getting back on today!

Laura G
06-03-2011, 05:11 PM
Hi all! I don't officially belong in here yet, but I wanted to peek in and see what's going on. My goal is to join you all officially by June 17, although I'm sure most of you will have moved on by then!
Keep up the good work ladies!

April Snow
06-03-2011, 10:43 PM
Hi Laura - I'm sure you'll be in this thread very soon!! And wow on what you've accomplished so far!

Tealblueocean
06-04-2011, 04:42 AM
I'm still holding at 253 lbs. I need to measure myself tomorrow. I've been off the healthy eating. I need to bake fish and chicken in advance. If I don't do this, I'll eat everything and anything. I walked yesterday and swam today. I need to continue eating well like I never stopped. Just jump right in.

Hello Nurse
06-05-2011, 11:26 AM
Weigh in day was Friday...I was at 254.6 which is down a little more than 2 lbs for the week. I am thrilled with that!

I'm trying to lose at a good pace while I can, because within the next few weeks DH and I are getting two boys placed with us for a foster/pre-adoptive placement. They are 9 and 10 and awesome kids. I know my life is going to change instantly and priorities are going to shift, but we are still committed to eating healthy not only for our sake, but for our boys as well!

April Snow
06-05-2011, 11:34 AM
great job Hello Nurse!!

April Snow
06-05-2011, 11:35 AM
My official WI was today - down 2.8 for the week!

I'm hoping I am not jinxing myself, but it would sure be nice to have a loss of 10 lbs next week when I qualify to add my ticker!

authentic
06-05-2011, 01:09 PM
I am down 2 lbs to 250 this week. I am almost out of the 250's! :carrot: I will stay in this thread anyway though since you ladies are awesome. :)

Congrats to everyone on their losses this week!

theox
06-05-2011, 08:27 PM
Good job, chicks! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

I've been bouncing around the 250s for weeks and weeks, so I'm hoping this will help me stay on track and get down into the 240s in the relatively near future. I've been eating better and walking more often, and plan to add some weight-training to my activities this week, so hopefully that will help speed things along.

Somni
06-11-2011, 01:43 PM
Hi chicks!

I had a super good weigh-in this week which finally landed me in the 250s. I've been slowly working on the 260s since April 23rd but even with weeks that were lower than I had hoped for, it all adds up. I'm looking forward to working my way towards the 240s with y'all. :)

blinkworks
06-11-2011, 02:52 PM
Do you ever feel like you're sabotaging yourself? I feel that way this week. I haven't been under 250lbs for probably a year, and it feels like every time I get somewhat close to going under I do something incredibly stupid and mess up, gaining anywhere between 3-5 pounds. It comes off quickly enough, but then it happens again :( I feel like once i pass 250 things will get easier.

Tealblueocean
06-11-2011, 10:22 PM
I agree Blinkworks. I was edging to 252 then went on a trip for three days. I'm on a strict no salt, no dairy, no sugar, no fat diet from the 6 week body makeover info commercial. It's difficult to be unprepared for this eating plan. So let's say I ate what I wanted. Now I have to start over at 256. Argh. I'm back home and the prepared food is in the freezer, but I don't want to eat it. I'm starting all over. First, drink at least 64 oz of water. I shouldn't be fooling around this time, this is for the rest of my life. Hang in there, I'm desperately trying to...:dizzy:

Lindifer
06-12-2011, 01:21 AM
I got on the scale this morning and saw 249.8, then I got back on and it was 250.2 so I am almost out. I am kinda crazy on my scale, I weigh over and over until I see the same number twice. I should really take the first number that comes up.

April Snow
06-12-2011, 11:17 AM
Into the 240s this morning for my weekly WI, so I'm moving on to the 240s thread but I'll be checking in here to cheer everyone on - I know you'll all be there soon!

authentic
06-12-2011, 01:29 PM
I weighed in at 249 this week, so I am on to the 240's thread, but I will post in this one too.

Congrats to everyone on their weight loss this week!

authentic
06-12-2011, 01:30 PM
Do you ever feel like you're sabotaging yourself? I feel that way this week. I haven't been under 250lbs for probably a year, and it feels like every time I get somewhat close to going under I do something incredibly stupid and mess up, gaining anywhere between 3-5 pounds. It comes off quickly enough, but then it happens again :( I feel like once i pass 250 things will get easier.

If it 3-5 lbs and it is coming off and on quickly, then it is probably just water weight anyway. Do not beat yourself up for water weight. It's fat loss that matters in the long run....:)

blinkworks
06-12-2011, 03:52 PM
If it 3-5 lbs and it is coming off and on quickly, then it is probably just water weight anyway. Do not beat yourself up for water weight. It's fat loss that matters in the long run....:)
Thanks, authentic, that does make me a lot better. And since I weighed in this morning a full pound lighter than yesterday, I'm thinking that it is water weight. Congrats on going to the 240's thread!

authentic
06-13-2011, 08:39 PM
Thanks, authentic, that does make me a lot better. And since I weighed in this morning a full pound lighter than yesterday, I'm thinking that it is water weight. Congrats on going to the 240's thread!

Thanks blinkworks! :) You will be joining me there soon!

Tealblueocean
06-15-2011, 09:26 AM
Back to work, back on eating plan during the day. At night it's a different matter, I'm not a cook, don't have variety. I love the summer fruits though. Cantelope and blueberries, yum. I walked yesterday for about 25 minutes. I'll walk today and tomorrow. Then start increasing the length of time. I'm sad but happy to see authentic and april snow moving into the 240's. I wish I was there too.

Somni
06-18-2011, 08:32 PM
Congrats April Snow and Authentic! :) Hope we'll all see you soon!

I had my WI this morning and was down 3.4. But I had oral surgery this week so can't take much credit. I'm looking forward to getting back to the gym, probably on Monday.

How's your walking going, Tealblueocean?

Tealblueocean
06-19-2011, 01:43 AM
Somni, congrats on your weight loss. I walked twice this week. Overall did okay with my eating, If I go off, I'll go back on the next meal. I do better when I'm at work. Time is structured there. On the weekend, I'm not able to eat mini meals. I did swim today. Yesterday was my brother's birthday, did go off plan, but now I'm happy to say no special events in the near future. The eating plan I'm on is very strict. I need to cook tomorrow and freeze my portions for the upcoming week. Otherwise I'll go on a rampage. What kind of exercise do you do at the gym? Everyone's into zumba here, but I wouldn't dare try it until my tummy can move in the same direction as the rest of my body.

authentic
06-19-2011, 12:46 PM
I am down two pounds this week to 247. I am posting in this thread too to encourage everyone and congratulate them on their losses! :)

authentic
06-19-2011, 12:47 PM
Congrats April Snow and Authentic! :) Hope we'll all see you soon!

I had my WI this morning and was down 3.4. But I had oral surgery this week so can't take much credit. I'm looking forward to getting back to the gym, probably on Monday.

How's your walking going, Tealblueocean?

Thanks Somni! Congrats on the loss this week! :)

Somni
06-20-2011, 10:32 AM
Somni, congrats on your weight loss. I walked twice this week. Overall did okay with my eating, If I go off, I'll go back on the next meal. I do better when I'm at work. Time is structured there. On the weekend, I'm not able to eat mini meals. I did swim today. Yesterday was my brother's birthday, did go off plan, but now I'm happy to say no special events in the near future. The eating plan I'm on is very strict. I need to cook tomorrow and freeze my portions for the upcoming week. Otherwise I'll go on a rampage. What kind of exercise do you do at the gym? Everyone's into zumba here, but I wouldn't dare try it until my tummy can move in the same direction as the rest of my body.

What eating plan do you follow? Wow, that's awesome that even if you go off plan you get back on plan so quickly. It's so easy to let something like that turn into a full derailment. That's a smart plan to cook and freeze your food for the week. So many times I have something planned out for a night, then that night I just don't feel like making it. :)

I go to the gym 5 days a week, do two days of water aerobics (one is aqua zumba!), one spin class, and two days of walk/jog intervals on the track or treadmill. Then two of those days I also do yoga. Then on the weekend one is a rest day and the other is either a 6th day at the gym (more walk/jog) or something laid back and outdoorsy if weather permits. Like the Sunday before yesterday, hubby and I drove to a state park 1 hour away and did about 5 1/4 miles of hiking with a couple of decent climbs that made me want to go find the nearest stairmaster and practice practice practice. :)

This week though I'll be taking it easy, I'm still not back to my regular calorie intake.

I've tried (land) zumba and it's really fun. I am so uncoordinated though! At least the water version kind of hides that. :)

Somni
06-20-2011, 10:34 AM
I am down two pounds this week to 247. I am posting in this thread too to encourage everyone and congratulate them on their losses! :)

Thanks and congrats on your loss too Authentic! That's really nice to visit and encourage. :) Wow, 63 lbs so far! How awesome is that?

geoblewis
06-21-2011, 01:05 PM
Just peeking in. My name's Georgia and I've been straddling 300 lbs for a few weeks. I've lost 50 lbs and rewarded myself with a U2 concert last weekend. IT WAS AWESOME!

So, for my next 50-lb loss, it's my goal so I can go on a ski trip with a group of friends. I don't actually ski, but I do want to go snowshoeing. We're going to travel to Banff, Canada. I want to be strong and lighter than I am now so I can actually keep up and have a good time, and not have to pop pain pills with my spiked hot chocolate by the fire in the evenings.

Probably none of you will actually be here when I arrive in the 250s. I'm going to be pushing myself to lose about 1.75 lbs a week. Up to now, I've been a painfully slow loser. But it's no harm keeping positive, making a plan and setting goals. So I'm writing it all out here so I have something to look forward to.

I have health challenges that I am dealing with...PCOS, borderline type 2 diabetes and a soy intollerance, sleep apnea, clinical depression and high blood pressure from high stress. I eat a Paleolithic diet (lots of veggies, some fruit, nuts and seeds, and lean proteins), I eat as low carb as possible, and I avoid processed foods as much as possible. I don't eat out much or drink much alcohol. I eat by the intermittent fasting method, with an eating window between 3 pm and 9 pm, plus I do one 24-hour fast a week.

I do Pilates five times a week. I'm just getting back from vacation, so I need to get back on track and expand the exercise. I intend to get back to my stationary rower (three times a week) and weight training (twice a week - upper body). The exercise will help me get my sleep cycle back on track and I will be catching up on some zzzzz this week! This will help me the most with my mental state and energy levels. I'm in a class to learn how to deal with the emotional stress of my life (I have a very full life).

So that's the plan. I hope to check in once a month and update my progress as I approach the 250s. I like to be very forward thinking. Helps me to stay on track.

theox
06-21-2011, 10:16 PM
Hey Georgia! I've seen you on some of the other boards. 50 lbs. down is really good - going to a major concert sounds like a good reward. Good luck getting to the weight you want to be at for the trip to Banff (and that sounds like fun too!).

Somni
06-21-2011, 11:34 PM
Hi Georgia - love that name btw. :) Congrats on 50 lbs lost so far, what a great reward! The next one sounds even better. And what a cool idea to be looking ahead. So much of our journey is psychological, and that seems like a great way to stay focused.

Good luck getting back to exercise! I notice a huge difference with my sleep when I'm exercising too. And just my general mood. (Yoga has also been great for that as well so far for me.)

LeslieWendy
06-22-2011, 02:40 AM
Hi all.
I thought that I was almost out of the 250's, I actually saw the scale say 248 :D. I then went on vacation for a week and then when I got back it was at 253 and I didn't feel too bad. It is now at 256 and I can't get my mind back on track to STOP EATING and EXERCISE. I was doing so well with my walking, trying to get in 5 miles/day. It has been fairly warm here so that is my excuse for not walking, I hate sweating.

I just needed to vent and maybe it will help to get my mind and body back on track. I really would love to be out of the 250's by the 4th of July.

Tealblueocean
06-23-2011, 06:56 AM
Hi all....Somni, I'm trying to follow the six week body makeover plan that is on info-commercials. You're never really hungry, but you get bored. I'm not successful off of a work, but I keep trying. I got another prod. I had surgery on 2/28/11. I finally got my hospital records. Guess what it said..morbid obesity. Soft stomach, morbid obesity. Patient has a bmi of 50. Not!!! with my height and weight I'm 40 :o. My ekg said I have an enlarged left atrium in my heart. Looked it up and it's due to inactivity, obesity, and untreated high blood pressure. I so deseparately want to do this for myself. Every medical thing that happened to me is due to being overweight. Before damage is done, I need to do this.

Lesliewendy...my weight fluctuated the same way on my vacation. Down to 253 up to 256. Today I weighed in at 250 but I went off plan tonight so I'll see tomorrow :dizzy: I too would love to be in the 240's by the Fourth of July. Let's work on it.

Somni
06-24-2011, 10:41 AM
Ooh yeah I'm up for trying to be into the 240s by the 4th of July!

Wow Lesliewendy, 5 miles a day is awesome! Though I'm not a fan of being out in hot weather either - it gets SO humid here sometimes too. If I want to do some outdoor walking, I try to go early enough in the day that it isn't too bad. Sometimes it's just so hard to get moving early though.

Tealblueocean, sounds like you are close! Hopefully the scale is still being nice today. If not, still plenty of time before the 4th. :) I've never seen that infomercial I don't think but that's great that at least the hunger issue isn't a big thing.

I was down 2 earlier in the week but the last couple of days I've started to eat more (normally) again, after being way low on ww pts/calories for a week from the wisdom teeth, suddenly the scale jumped up 3ish lbs. Ugh. I know I didn't eat 3 lbs worth of gain, but the body might have needed to hold onto something after days of low cals. I weigh in tomorrow and haven't really had a bad weigh in yet - no gains, no staying even, have a feeling this will be my first. Oh well, I had a feeling there might be a little rebound after things got back to normal, and in general, I knew not every week was going to have a shiny happy scale. Just gotta keep going, right?

Somni
06-25-2011, 12:40 PM
Er I guess I spoke too soon, the scale really did a lot of fluctuating this week. I was back down again today almost to where I was earlier in the week before the big bump, -1.6 lbs from my last WI. Very strange, but I'll take it!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

konfyoozed
07-02-2011, 11:43 PM
alright! just had to dig this thread up since i will be moving down the ladder soon... and a few others from the 260s thread will be moving down as well :D

konfyoozed
07-04-2011, 02:38 PM
258.2 today...

posting to myself and still haunting the 260s thread until i get some company here! :P

lili8184
07-05-2011, 11:33 AM
257 today- said goodbye to the 260's thread and looking for some friends here- but not for long!!! Trying to get out of the 250's just as quickly as I got out of the 260's- lol

MissAngelle
07-05-2011, 09:34 PM
So I've been hovering at the top of the 250s for a couple of weeks and am ready to take another charge at permanently making changes.

freefall
07-06-2011, 08:32 AM
So happy to be here! 258.2 this morning - after 9 days hovering around the 260 mark that were driving me crazy! Hope things go in the right direction from here - and proud of myself for not throwing the scale through the window :) Hope we all have a short journey here!

Lindy87
07-06-2011, 11:24 AM
258.4 this morning. SO happy to be in the 250s and hanging out here!

sidanne42
07-06-2011, 04:26 PM
258 as of weigh in Sunday! Outa the 260's...YAY!!! Shooting for the 240's by August! :)

Best wishes to all for a short stay in the land of 250!!!

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Mango30
07-06-2011, 07:12 PM
weighed in at 255 today even though I thought I was in the 240's. POOP! I'm so disappointed with myself. Hopefully won't be here for long.

konfyoozed
07-07-2011, 03:27 PM
257.5 today... creeping down the 250s!

StarGetsFit
07-07-2011, 04:38 PM
I'll be your company here, Mandy, for a little while at least. 255 is my weight as of today. I hope the 250's go quickly cause my pants are a lot more comfy in the 240's! Also, I hate the 260's! I never wanna see them again!

Lindy87
07-08-2011, 11:39 AM
258 this morning. Slowly going down. Love how it feels to know that I am sticking with it.

konfyoozed
07-08-2011, 12:01 PM
yay! glad i have company, and glad to see that we are slowly deflating our fat cells :D

sabrinalecompte
07-08-2011, 03:34 PM
Look for me here hopefully next week, ladies. I weighed in at 259 two weeks ago, but had a bad week last week and shot back up to 266.4 thanks to some holiday binging. I spent the week working that off again, and this morning was 260! :) I'm crossing my fingers that I will see the 250s again really soon and will stick with it this time and work my way down!

StarGetsFit
07-08-2011, 03:39 PM
Sabrina I'm sure you'll be here real soon!

As for me, my fat cells deflated a little more: 254.6 today.

I also excised for the first time in ages! I walked 3 miles with my mother-in-law yesterday. We were both waiting for the other one to say they were ready to turn back, so we walked longer than either of us planned. :dizzy:

Lindy87
07-09-2011, 10:31 AM
257.8 this morning. Down .2 from yesterday. I will take it after a day of not so good of sticking on my diet. Better plans today.

mybulldogsnores
07-09-2011, 11:00 AM
Hi everyone! Finally in the 250's, went to the doctor this week for my annual physical and for once felt really *good* when the nurse put me on the scale

Lets keep going, keep our stay here memorable but short!

1049jess
07-09-2011, 06:41 PM
Hi all! I was 259.8 this morning, so here I am in the 250s! Yeah!!!

Mango30
07-11-2011, 04:30 PM
Welcome Jess!

This morining my WI was 251.5! Woooohoooo, I'll be in the 240's thread soon!

1049jess
07-11-2011, 06:19 PM
Thanks!
I know you're not supposed to weigh every day, but I do. I can't help it!

259.2 this morning! Definitely going in the right direction!

Mango30
07-11-2011, 07:47 PM
THere are two schools of thought on the weighing thing. Some people don't weigh everyday becasue the small losses don't motivate them, but discourage them. Some people weigh everyday so they can stay on track and make sure that ticker isn't going in the wrong direction. I can see both sides of the road, but I prefer to weigh as much as possible to keep myself accountable and on track and to see what works and what sends me back a few steps.

theox
07-11-2011, 08:44 PM
I weigh in every day; it helps keep me on track. Do whatever works for you.

freefall
07-11-2011, 10:34 PM
I weigh everyday - it can be frustrating but I feel like if the news is bad then it motivates me and if it's good, it motivates me too! I am finding the fluctuations upsetting - I saw 256 the other day and then 258 for a couple of days after...

konfyoozed
07-12-2011, 12:19 AM
i weigh every day too...

and i'm still paying for my love affair with seafood at red lobster on saturday night haha. today i was at 259.5... 2 pounds above my low weight!

i'm thinking i didn't eat THAT many calories, so the water and low cal days afterward SHOULD take care of it. if not, 2 pounds is nothin, i've done that 20+ times already :P

StarGetsFit
07-12-2011, 04:37 AM
It is 12:30 a.m. and I just wanted to post that I AM NOT eating the leftover babyback ribs in the fridge. Nope, not gonna do it.

I was 254.8 this morning, only 4.8lbs of the 250's left and I want to see 249 more than I want those super yummy ribs that I slow cooked for 4 hours and smothered in a homemade whiskey bbq sauce . . . mmmmmm . . . wait, NO NO NO NO NO! SHUT UP RIBS! SHUT UP!!!!!!!


Um, okay. Going to shower and bed now.

Lindy87
07-12-2011, 09:19 AM
I wish I could say shut up to food. Back up to 259.4. I will not go back to 260!! I find that having kids is not a good thing when trying to lose weight. Anyone else have this issue? My kids are both stick figures and love certain snack foods. So last night the nf cottage cheese and blueberries for snack went out the door and I grabbed a box of cheez itz and ate half of the box while watching tv. Bad Bad me. Stay away from the snack foods!! Gonna give it another try today and forget about yesterday. I am also going to drink more water today. Hopefully tomorrows weigh in will be lower.

Mango30
07-12-2011, 12:24 PM
I'm with ya lindy! I have a stick thin 9 year old son who can eat anything and everything but only eats pizza and cheeseburgers. Every night I ask him what he wants and the first word out of his mouth is pizza and when thats not an option his next selection in cheeseburger with steak fries and a side of ranch. Grrr, to be young and have that metabolism again!

gloo
07-12-2011, 01:14 PM
Argh! So the good news is that through a hometown vacation with all my favorite foods surrounding me and taunting me, I somehow came home wtih a 2 lb weight loss. Win!

The bad news is I've fluctuated up and down within a 3-4 lb range for a month now, anywhere from 255 to 259. I don't know what my deal is -- I think it's a combination of water retention and not enough gym time. I'd use the fact that I'm in the midst of trying to quit smoking as an excuse, but I'm all about no excuses this time around. I just have to work harder.

So proud of everyone for your successes...we'll do this :)

StarGetsFit
07-12-2011, 11:10 PM
I wish I could say shut up to food. I find that having kids is not a good thing when trying to lose weight. Anyone else have this issue? My kids are both stick figures and love certain snack foods. So last night the nf cottage cheese and blueberries for snack went out the door and I grabbed a box of cheez itz and ate half of the box while watching tv.


I find talking to food helps a lot, actually. I need to modify my inner monologue with food because I relate to it in a disordered way. I was bulimic through high school and into college, and still struggle with binge eating, though it's been years since I purged.

I have a voice in my head that tells me to eat and talking back to it helps. Maybe you should try it.;)

Last night went kinda like this:

Binge Voice: You should eat those ribs. They are really tasty.

Me: No, I'm not really hungry.

Binge Voice: But they'd taste awesome. You did such great job cooking them. They're the best ribs you've ever made.

Me: Nah, I can eat some tomorrow.

Binge Voice: But you DESERVE them. You did great on your portions at dinner. It's just one little treat.

Me: No, I'm working on losing weight. I don't need them.

Binge Voice: But you deserve a Reward for your work! Everyone's gone now, you're husbands asleep: no one would know. Just our secret! Mmmmm . . .Ribs. Besides, if you wait your husband might eat them. Then you won't get ANY. You have to eat them FIRST!

Me: I can always make ribs again. My reward losing weight and being comfortable in my body. I making a choice and my choice is not to eat the ribs. . . etc.


Last night, Binge Voice was really loud, hence the post. But I do find talking to the food, or talking back to Binge Voice really does help. I hope in the long run it will work to modify my relationship with food. If not, I'll just sound like a crazy person if anyone ever puts a hidden camera in my kitchen.:dizzy:

I also made myself a rule that I do not eat in front of the television, to help curb mindless eating. I eat at the table. And I eat things from a dish. So, whether it's blueberries or tortilla chips, I dish out my portion, put it on a plate/bowl/whatever and sit at the table. It helps me be aware of whats going in my mouth. If I don't want it enough to plate it, I don't need to eat.

Lindy87
07-13-2011, 12:26 PM
StarGetsFit: I love the idea of not eating in front of the tv. I wish I had the will power to do that. Since I have grown up my family always ate in front of the tv. Even had a tv right next to the kitchen table.
Last night it was still 95 deg at 8:30 and we got Ralph's italian ices (the most bestest ices in the world). Well, I am diabetic so I got the no sugar added but got an extremely large one. Sugar alcohols have never bothered me before but this most have had so many. I was sick all night long. Bloated, the worst gas I have ever had, and in the bathroom every 10 minutes for about 4-5 hours. It as horrible. The good news is that it really cleared out my ssystem and I ended up loosing a ton of weight. Probably back up tomorrow cause that is not really a healthy weight loss but today the scale made me happy: 256. No ices tonight and probably not for a while.

Mango30
07-13-2011, 12:56 PM
My tv is so big I could leave the room and still be eating in front of it, lol! I blame the men in the house for the monstrosity.

I weighed in this am at 250! Soooo close to not being in the 250's anymore but the ticker on the scale was decidedly NOT in the 240's yet.

1049jess
07-13-2011, 01:32 PM
I agree, don't eat in front of the TV! Sit down at the table and eat. It's a little strange to get used to, but it's really helpful because it forces you to focus on what you're eating.

I'm holding steady at 258.2 for the 2nd day in a row.

StarGetsFit
07-13-2011, 06:06 PM
Lindy: I grew up eating in front of the t.v. too. (Well, after we finally got one when I was eight.) We even ate Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners in front of the t.v.! I agree with Jess that it's strange to get used to, but once you do it's actually really nice.

My husband was pretty used to eating with t.v. on, but I just started telling him that if he's eating what I cooked, the t.v. is off. Except the past two days because he's sick. :P

freefall
07-14-2011, 12:32 AM
Those ribs sound delicious - my biggest problem with food lately is that I like what I cook! Tonight I made my husband gazpacho and grilled tuna, which I also had, and squash flowers stuffed with a mixture of buffalo mozzarella and truffle butter, then breaded and fried (which I only "tasted"...)... The macaroni and cheese balls for the kids didn't tempt me, and I wound up having a dessert of 0% fage yogurt mixed with a tablespoonful of peanut butter and some splenda, which sounds awful but is actually delicious :) I wish I didn't love food so much, but I'm trying so hard to keep it healthier...

Lindy87
07-14-2011, 11:15 AM
255.8 today. So happy the numbers seem to be going down!

trishn222
07-14-2011, 11:39 AM
Hi all! I weighed in at 258.8 this morning. So I am excited to join you all here and get to know those of you that I don't. Have a great day!

Trish

Mango30
07-14-2011, 01:57 PM
Freefall: your food sounds delicious, can I please move in with you?

Trishn: Welcome to the 250's!

As for me, weighed in up at 253 this morning instead yesterdays 250, but I know its just water, I had too much sodium yesterday. Dang hot dogs. BUt, I'm still planning on being out of the 250's by next Wednesday.

1049jess
07-14-2011, 02:17 PM
I'm up this morning too, by .6.
258.8
It probably didn't help that I had frozen yogurt for dinner instead of my grilled tuna.

StarGetsFit
07-14-2011, 08:13 PM
:wave: Trish!

I'm down to 252 even today. Hopefully I'll be busting into the 240's sometime next week!:D

freefall
07-15-2011, 07:59 AM
Not my best day yesterday - movie popcorn for lunch, went out for dinner and had drinks and the fish I ordered had a light breading, which I tried to take off and just eat the inside... Happy to see that I didn't gain weight when I got on the scale this morning, but on the other hand I haven't lost any this week and wouldn't mind seeing the scale start moving!

Sophronia
07-15-2011, 09:42 AM
Looks like this thread got started in May, and I love to see the OP is no longer technically eligible for it! Yay for moving through the decades!

The scale said 256 this morning. I'm down quite a bit from where I started this latest time, but I was never more than 245 or so before this year (and my separation from my husband of 18 years), so I am having a hard time being excited about 256. Still - I need so much to see it for the accomplishment that it genuinely is. I seem to believe in my mind somewhere that I should go from 278 to 240 in a week. I'm a thoughtful, intelligent woman, so I don't know how I can believe such a thing on any level, but there it is. I've acknowledged it, and I'm going to try really hard to embrace my success and use it to help fuel this long, complicated journey.

konfyoozed
07-15-2011, 02:45 PM
255.7 today... almost halfway through!

1049jess
07-15-2011, 10:50 PM
WE CAN DO IT!!!

257.8 today. :)

trishn222
07-16-2011, 02:47 PM
The scale said 256.8 this morning. I am so happy to see all of you doing so well in the losing department!

freefall
07-16-2011, 04:12 PM
Trish - mine said 256.8 too! So funny!
Had a lot of people over for dinner last night so was worried I was overeat, but between my little one deciding to have a bunch of tantrums and my husband not being that helpful, who had time to eat??
And Mango, I'm pretty far from Alaska, otherwise I would invite you :) I love to cook, especially for other people. I've been trying to make it healthier or at least to have healthy options for me. Last night we grilled fish and vegetable fish kabobs and I included fresh berries as a dessert option and didn't dress the salad, so even thought I had a lot of unhealthy options (that I won't go into for fear of making anyone hungry!!), there were healthy options too.

Lindy87
07-16-2011, 11:44 PM
Great day. Beautiful weather. Birthday celebration for my great neice who turned 1. Ate many deliscious things that should not have gone in my mouth but I did not eat the cake. After we sang, I just went back outside and avoided the whole thing. Drank a ton of water too. Back on track tomorrow. Expecting to be up in lbs but it will go down again. Dying to know what the scale will say tomorrow.

Lindy87
07-18-2011, 12:36 PM
After gaining some weight from all the weekend festivities I was down .8 today. Hopefully going in this downward direction will continue. Feeling like today is going to be a good day!

1049jess
07-18-2011, 01:29 PM
After gaining some weight from all the weekend festivities I was down .8 today. Hopefully going in this downward direction will continue. Feeling like today is going to be a good day!

Me too!!!
I was only down .4 though, at 257.4. I will take it!!!!! :carrot:

Lindy87
07-19-2011, 11:52 AM
Up .4 to 259.4. Damn ham steak! (But it was so good!)

konfyoozed
07-19-2011, 06:42 PM
254.6 for me today... crossed the halfway mark... gettin closer!

1/3 of the way to goal!

freefall
07-20-2011, 09:02 AM
Omg - got on the scale and was 252.2 this morning. Trying not to get too excited because so easy to bounce back up and go up and down for a while, but 250 will also be 100 pounds for me... so hard not to get excited :) Of course, then I can get started on the next hundred!

Skinny in Oz
07-20-2011, 10:18 AM
Since I am starting at 255, this looks like the thread for me! I am going to grab hold of your shirt-tails, ladies, and follow you down to the fantastic forties.

Have a good day, everybody! Watch out for heat stroke and heat exhaustion --- another great reason to drink our water.

Can we do this? YES WE CAN! :yes:

Lindy87
07-20-2011, 11:09 AM
257.8 Finally going in the right direction again.

freefall: Almost 100 lbs. That is awesome!!!! Keep up the good work.

Skinny in Oz: There is always room for more. :welcome2:

1049jess
07-20-2011, 11:11 AM
Looks like we're all doing pretty well! I'm down to 255.2 this morning! Just the motivation I need since I'm leaving town until Saturday.

konfyoozed
07-20-2011, 02:17 PM
253.5 today. woo!

i'll be celebrating 50 pounds lost when i hit 250... gotta go start picking out my reward soon! :D

StarGetsFit
07-20-2011, 05:03 PM
253.8 today. Almost back down to where I was this time last week. That Beer Festival coupled with TTOM has not done great things for me. I've been feeling a bit discouraged and not making the best choices (pie, ice cream) but that ends today.

Today, I shall eat right and take a walk!

Lindy87
07-21-2011, 10:39 AM
down .4 today. I will take it after I had some chees itz last night.

lili8184
07-21-2011, 12:34 PM
251.2 today... almost outta here! Just sooo happy to have broken my little plateau- I was stuck at 257 for like 2 1/2 weeks, no matter how well I ate or how much I worked out... it was soooo frustrating! Now that I have been doing step classes 2-3 times a week I have finally come down some more. I wish they had a step class every day because I'd so be there!!! Now, I find my usual workout of running/walking/elliptical for an hour pretty boring- I struggle through it. I think it was my body getting used to the weight loss and the new workout that was holding me back.

trishn222
07-21-2011, 12:40 PM
So I usually weigh in daily, but, I so went off my plan last weekend that I was terrified to and really see how much damage I had done. I know that this head in the sand thinking is what got me to this weight and heavier, but I could not bring myself to get on that scale. Anyway today is my official weigh in day you know the day that I really count. Anyway the scale said 257.4 this morning. So for the week I lost 1.4 lbs. I am so happy and feel like I can do this again.

I made myself so miserable, and I have been feeling so good, I do not want to do that again.

I hope you all have a great day and I will talk to you later.

Trish

Skinny in Oz
07-21-2011, 12:57 PM
Lindy: Thanks for the warm welcome! Now that you have busted through your plateau, I bet you buzz right down through the 250's

1049jess: Halfway to the 240's! WOOT! Where are you going on your trip? Is it business or pleasure?

K0nfyo0zed: You will have lost 50 pounds when you hit 250? WHOO-HOO! We better start planning a celery party, as Mojojuj's mom says. You are rocking!

StarGetsFit: Did you enjoy your walk yesterday? You are getting so darn close to 250 --- sounds like another party!

Lindy: Down .4? Good for you! Look out 240's, here we come!

lili8184: You sound like a serious exerciser --- that explains your lovely downward trend. And step classes sound a lot more fun than working out on your own.

trishn232: Hey! 1.4 pounds gone --- that's the way to make this happen! I like your resolve not to repeat last week's snafu --- we gotta learn from our mistakes.

I am down 1 pound to 254. I am going to have to get my tush in gear to keep up with all of you! Let's all take a minute and wave good-bye to the pounds that we have already evicted :wave: and then call out the next pounds on our hit list. :club:

Have a great day everyone!

trishn222
07-22-2011, 10:54 AM
Mandy, lili8184 and star you are both going to be out of here soon.
Lindy a loss is a loss and that is great
Jess you are getting there also! Great job
Skinny you are also doing awesome.

Well I weighed in at 256 this morning so I am still on my downward trend! Yay! Hope you all have a great and on plan day!

Trish

Lindy87
07-22-2011, 11:44 AM
Stayed the same today but I will take it after eating nondiet food at Friendly's last night and a small happy ending sundae. Eating lunch out with a good friend today. Can't wait to see her. Have a great day!

JamiSue3916
07-22-2011, 11:52 AM
I'm here!! Finally!!! WI at 257.7 this morning! I'm going camping this weekend but I. WILL. NOT. go off plan! I worked to damn hard to get to the 250's!

So happy to see all my old friends!!!

Skinny in Oz
07-22-2011, 11:54 AM
Trishn: You're taking it down to a new level --- a sexier level, a healthier level. We can see it, baby!

Lindy87: Balancing the weight loss with living your life is a skill we all need to learn. Sounds to me, since you maintained and didn't gain, you've got the hang of it.

I didn't lose or gain this morning. Since tomorrow starts my first weekend on this journey, I need to figure some stuff out today --- our weekends are really crazy as all schedules for sleep and food go out the window. I am going to have to draw some lines in the sand, at least on the food.

Hope you all have a fantastic Friday!

trishn222
07-22-2011, 05:50 PM
Jami so glad to see you here! I have missed you!

Lindy have a great time with your friend and enjoy the company.

Skinny I know that you can do it, sometimes it just takes a bit to find out what will work for us. So proud of you already, keep up the good work.

Trish

konfyoozed
07-22-2011, 06:01 PM
:wave: hi jami!

welcome to the 250s... you're catchin me quick after your little bump. awesome job getting back on track :D

ChunkySmoo
07-22-2011, 06:06 PM
I had been in between 260 and 265 for about a month...and yesterday I stepped on the scale and it said 258..yessssss! lol I'm going to do everything that I can to get further away from the 60s and race out of the 50s lol wish me luck. and I hope all of us succeed!

Lindy87
07-23-2011, 09:07 AM
Had a great time going out to lunch with one of my best friends yesterday and still lost. 256.6 today. So excited!

Skinny in Oz
07-23-2011, 01:34 PM
trishn222: Thank you for your kind words, m'dear --- you have lost 35 pounds? GOOD FOR YOU! I am impressed!

K0nfyo0zed: My gosh, are you getting close to leaving the 250's. RUN, GIRL, RUN! We will be following in your shrinking footsteps......

chunckysmoo: Welcome to the thread and HOORAY for leaving the 260's behind. I never thought they were good enough for you, anyway. Excellent work!

Lindy87: Hey, hey --- you had a successful day with a delightful lunch and an equally delightful loss. You really are figuring out how to make it all work. Congratulations!

I am down .5 to 243.5, so maybe I will actually hit my goal of 2 pounds a week this week. Everybody, have a Successful Saturday with lots of weekend fun but lots of weekend on-plan too.

sevencallmemom
07-23-2011, 04:26 PM
I have been waiting a couple of weeks to join this thread and this morning I finally arrived. :) The bathroom scale said anywhere from 259-257 and I didn't even bother checking with the wii fit I do my "official" WI's on, I was just happy to put the 260's behind me. :)

Skinny in Oz
07-23-2011, 05:17 PM
SevencallmeMom: It's wonderful that you have bailed out of the 260's and into our fabulous fifties here. Let's zip on down to the 240's!

:welcome2:

konfyoozed
07-23-2011, 05:32 PM
lol @ my shrinking footsteps...

i found that so amusing because i just realized i can almost wear the size 9 sling back sandals that a friend of mine left here over the summer, when i typically wear a 10W on my big ol' feets.

253.1 today (down a smidgeon) after a sodium laden dinner last night. there's a loss hiding in there i think!

StarGetsFit
07-23-2011, 06:23 PM
Down to 252.4 here!

Mandy Not having to buy extra wide shoes is what I'm looking forward to
most!

Skinny_in_OZ I did enjoy my walk the other day, and another last night.


And :wave: to everyone who joined in the past couple days while I was away working on my Grad School application.

MeliZ
07-23-2011, 11:58 PM
Hey everyone! I'm new around here. Just wanted to post an update. Weighed in last weekend at 258.4. Weighed in today at 256.2 so making progress! :)

Lindy87
07-24-2011, 10:44 AM
MeliZ: :welcome: So great that you have joined us!

Lost another .6 yesterday. Back down to 256.0 after gaining some back. Officially 10 lbs lost, again! So excited. Can't wait to change my ticker! Have a great day everyone!

freefall
07-24-2011, 11:39 AM
Everybody seems to be zipping through the 250's - that's awesome! I was down to 251.4 yesterday, but after dinner out last night was back up to 252.4 this morning... I was OP carb and calorie-wise, so hoping it's just the eating late/retaining water combo, esp since I had a couple of glasses of wine! Frustrating waiting to hit that 100 lb mark though - every morning I get on the scale and think "Will this be the day?" :)

Skinny in Oz
07-24-2011, 02:18 PM
k0nfyo0zed: Hey, little loss --- don't be shy --- come out, come out wherever you are! LOL You know you are going to post a loss in the next couple of days. You have done the work and you WILL reap the benefit. (I never thought about losing weight in my feet --- that would be awesome!)

StarGetsFit: Good to see you, lady! So tell me a little bit about this grad school stuff: what degree? do you have an undergraduate degree in the same area? going for a master's or a Phd? When is the app due and when do you hear if you got in?

MeliZ: You already lost 2.2 pounds? You are ROCKING! You are going to fit right in on this thread --- all the other ladies are skipping down to the fabulous forties in a real hurry. :welcome3:


Lindy67: Hey, lady! Lady! You dropped these, um, well, these kinda ugly and slimy jello cubes --- TEN of them, in fact. What? You don't want these 10 pounds you lost? Well, I sure don't want them. I will have the nice folks from the Home for Lost Fat pick them up. And congratulations on that loss! LOL

Freefall: 100 pounds lost is just totally amazing. I am in awe. And while I don't blame you for being antsy to have it happen already, relax ---- you've done the work, stayed with the program and there is NO WAY those last coupla pounds can avoid the inevitable. Put some strut in your walk today, because you have earned it.

I am down to 242 today for a 3 pound loss this first week. Happy, happy, happy! Everybody enjoy your Sunday!

:dance::dance::dance::dance::dance:

trishn222
07-24-2011, 08:24 PM
So this morning I was up 1.8 lbs from yesterday to 258, was very upset but a couple of hours later TOM showed up, so I will chalk it up to that. I have been very headachey today and craving chocolate but I am getting through it.

Welcome to all the new people. So glad to see so many joining us.
I am also happy to see all of the losses on here. I am glad that we are all supporting each other so much. This is such a nice place to come to get support. Especially at times in our lives when our loved ones are not always the most sensitive to our needs. You are all such a great support and it is such a nice thing to have support and love from people that don't even know us, but feel our pain and sense what we need. So I just wanted to say thanks for the encouragement and support.

konfyoozed
07-24-2011, 09:56 PM
another little loss today after a cook out last night!

down .2 to 252.9... slowly but surely.

MeliZ
07-24-2011, 10:11 PM
Thanks for all the welcome's! Very happy to be here. Did pretty well today despite it being my normal binge day. Kept it at 1820 calories for the day, which is a little more than some days, but definitely a HUGE improvement from what I used to do. Even went to IHOP for breakfast (had 2 scrambled egg substitute, 2 turkey bacon, and 2 pancakes with light syrup and apple juice) and let myself have some cheetos in the afternoon, but I counted the calories and moved on and had a yummy grilled chicken sandwich for dinner.
I did meet my goal for water today! So that's a huge thing for me. I never drank water before and am really trying to now.

lili8184
07-25-2011, 10:07 AM
Had a setback this weekend- back up to 254. :( Stupid Pizza. My fiance loves pizza, and I sometimes justify eating it too when I get mushrooms and veggies on it, even though I know the cheese and bread are the problem... and every time I eat it I feel so sick that I sometimes vomit- why do I keep doing this to myself? I am struggling HARD with the 250's- so sad because I am only 5 pounds away from a mini goal- 50% of my original weight loss goal of 100 lbs. before my wedding dress shopping. I was doing so well the first 40 pounds and now I find myself doing these self-sabotaging things. Well, thanks for letting me vent. Going to step class tonight with my new workout gear (A size smaller because my old pants were sliding down- yay!) so hopefully I can knock out these last few pounds this week.

Skinny in Oz
07-25-2011, 12:56 PM
trishn22: I agree with you about the wonderful support here at 3FC. It makes so much difference to talk to people who "get it." And I tell you what, Trish --- it makes a HUGE difference to me to be around people like you who are succeeding. So thanks for being here! :hug: And don't worry about that 1.8 --- you know that is mostly if not all water.

k0nyfo0zed: Down, down, down she goes --- down to the fantastic forties! You really are getting close! I bet you get there this week. Hmmmm... we'll have to help you move your stuff to the new location, won't we? :D

Meliz: Drinking your water and making great choices when you eat out? Sounds like you more than have the hang of this! I have a lot of trouble drinking enough water, too (and not drinking soda!) --- do you drink it really cold? I like mine so cold it actually has ice in it.....

lili8184: Gains are always disappointing, especially when you didn't even really like the food that led you astray. But look at how long we ate that way --- it isn't really surprising that those old bad habits have some real staying power, ESPECIALLY when they are connected to loved ones. Don't beat yourself up, just make the next choice a good one .... and the one after that. And congratulations on the smaller work-out clothes! What a great way to see that you are losing the weight and becoming one healthy, sexy chickie!

I didn't gain or lose. I didn't even come close to hitting my water goals yesterday, so that is what I am going to concentrate on today.

Let's fight dirty today, ladies --- call it Muscle Monday and no dang pound of fat is going to tell US what to do!

konfyoozed
07-25-2011, 01:38 PM
haha skinny. i'm workin hard!

well, as hard as i can sitting on my butt all the time because i have a torn ligament in my foot.

this week is gonna be difficult. i'm off all week on sick leave to rest my ankle and hopefully allow it to heal some. really hoping 'sitting at home' doesn't translate to 'snacking all day'...

JamiSue3916
07-25-2011, 05:22 PM
Another bump up after my camping weekend. And yes, it bumped me all the way back into the 260's! I ate too many calories to lose much but my net calories were still in the negative every day this weekend. I drank a TON of water and ate a TON of fruit too. But with TOM still lingering and my sodium intake topping the charts at about 4500 mg on Saturday and Sunday :o, I think I'm safe in assuming this is just water gain. So...scale says 261.7 this morning (+4 lbs from my last WI). Here's hoping it whooshes right back out where it came from!!!

It looks like everyone is doing great here! And yes, just like Skinny says, "Let's zip on down to the 240's!"

freefall
07-25-2011, 05:47 PM
Is something in the air this weekend? I was totally OP, worked out etc - and gained 2 lbs... Now I see that a lot of others here are having bumps or slower than normal losses... Maybe it's the heat making us all retain water? Or something about hitting the 250 mark? Midsummer blues? Kind of wacky...

trishn222
07-25-2011, 06:16 PM
I don't know why but for me getting past this 250 lb mark is huge for me. I think that maybe I for one am getting nervous. I really don't know why it is such a big deal in my head, but it is. Also for some reason I have not been sleeping, I am talking really not sleeping like maybe 3 hours of sleep a night. I can't seem to turn my brain off. Then to top it off weekends are really hard with my DH around. I start the weekend with the best of intentions and then he throws a wrench in it. He seems to have no self control. Some weekends I win the fight. This weekend I only had one meal off plan so I think of that as a pretty big success. I am starting to think that maybe he is sabatogeing me a little bit. I don't think that it is being done on purpose, but I think that a. he feels bad that he is not doing more to lose weight and b. he has no self control, therefore I should not have any. He also has a lot of weight to lose, but he starts on a diet, sticks with it for half a week and then bye bye diet. The problem here is that he keeps coming home with stuff that he knows I love. Like this last weekend he walks in the door with diet soda (which I took myself off of) and ice cream. I mean come on are you kidding me.
Well I did not mean for that to turn into a rant, but as you can tell I am struggling a bit and I don't know where to go from here. He even knows that what he is doing is hard for me and he does not seem to want to even try to stop.

So proud of everyone for sticking too it.
Jami good job for going camping and staying in calories
freefall you will get there.
Meliz good choices at IHOP very proud of you.
Skinny keep working on the water
Mandy you are doing awesome. Love ya.

Chat with you all later.

Trish

sevencallmemom
07-25-2011, 08:22 PM
Trish (btw, I'm Trish too :) ), 250 is a huge mark for me too...like getting under it will be like reclaiming my life. That's pretty much the lowest I'll weigh in at maybe 8 years.

Well I'm at 257.9 dealing with TOM so hoping for another loss in a few days from that. I'm also running a day camp this week for kids at church so I have no time to work out and probably no need to if the rest of the week is like today.

erinmarie312
07-25-2011, 08:42 PM
Two more pounds and I can join this thread, LOL!

MeliZ
07-25-2011, 09:08 PM
Skinny, yes I drink it cold. We have a filter in the wall at work and sometimes it's freezing cold and perfect, and sometimes it's room temperature. Today, it was room temperature and I ended up spending $1.50 for a bottled water instead just to get cold water, lol.

JamiSue3916
07-25-2011, 10:59 PM
Yea, I've allowed each of these new decades to freak me out a bit as well. It's like they're made of rubber and I just them and bounce back. I'm literally going to start visualizing each decade as something much easier to break through. A paper towel, wrapping paper, tissue paper?

Meliz & Skinny -- I HAVE to drink my water ice cold too. Room temperature water is pretty nasty tasting tasting to me.

Erinmarie -- We're saving you a spot! Get on over here already!!!

Trish22 -- Sometimes we just gotta vent, right? And yes, sometimes I think people are subconscientously more comfortable with the people we used to be and want us to go back. It's usually not on purpose though, like you said.

freefall
07-26-2011, 01:11 PM
Up to 256 today even though I stayed on plan (under 1500 cal, working out, low carb)... That's 5 lbs up this week, when I thought I was just 1 lb. away from having lost 100 lbs. I just want to cry.

Skinny in Oz
07-26-2011, 01:20 PM
k0nfyo0zed: How are you doing on the home rest? Is your ankle feeling better? I have heard that weight loss is 80% food, 20% exercise, so you can still make progress while recuperating. (Obviously, exercise has a lot of other benefits, tho'.) Hang in there!

JamiSue3916: Don't worry about that little bump up to the see-ya-later sixties --- you know how you sometimes drive by a house you used to own, just to see what the new owners are doing with it? This was nothing more than that and you will be back in our neighborhood in the next couple of days. And I agree with the lower boundaries of a decade being like rubber! Get close and BOOOING! :D

freefall: Sometimes I think our bodies are constantly adjusting to our new lifestyles and they can lag behind what we are doing. It means that sometimes we have unexplained gains that almost immediately go away again. Make sure you are drinking your water and I bet by Friday you have lost those 2 wayward pounds --- and that they took a couple of friends with them!

trishna222: I really don't know what to say about your husband, but that has got to be amazingly hard to deal with. It sounds like he isn't ready to lose his weight and so he doesn't want you to lose yours --- not on the top of his head, but someplace subconscious perhaps. But you shouldn't have to fight him, too --- fighting with ourselves is hard enough! OTOH, he has the right to eat what he wants, bad for him though it may be. Ouch! I don't see an easy solution to this. Feel free to yell at us so you don't have to yell at him!

sevencallmemom: I think running a day camp for a bunch of active kids would count as a workout on its own! And given the TOM, I think you are going to kick some serious poundage to the curb this week. And we will DEFINITELY throw you a big party when you "reclaim yourself" (love that term) at 250. So, steady as she goes --- you are on the track to success.

erinmarie312: Oh, a new neighbor! We need all the determined fat-kickers we can get around here. So hurry up and holler when you need help moving you into the new place. GO ERIN GO!

MeliZ: Sounds like we are all really-cold water addicts. I haven't been doing this long (week #2 here), but it seems to me that when I DON'T drink my water, I also don't lose even if I have been eating right. That's a pretty big incentive to me. So, bottom's up, ladies!

I am down 1 pound to 242.5 (YAY), but I need to do better on my eating --- I am consistently 150-200 calories too high (which is still much lower than before). And I had a thought on that whole "bouncing" off the 250 barrier: from now on, I am going to visualize it as a Kool-Aid commercial, the one with the pitcher just busts right through the wall! HEY, HEY HEY! HERE I COME! :dizzy:

Everybody have a terrific Tuesday! Kick butt and take names, then burn the names!

konfyoozed
07-26-2011, 02:30 PM
haha skinny, the rest period is DRIVING ME NUTS... but i'm doing my calories right, and occasionally doing the desk pilates that i found, so i'm at least getting stretching in. i'm about to do my weigh in for today, and i'm hoping it's down a little bit more. i can't wait to claim 50lbs lost! :D

<3 i love you ladies!

weigh in update: 251.8!

i MIGHT manage to make it out of july and the 250s at the same time :D

StarGetsFit
07-26-2011, 05:17 PM
I'm still hanging in the 252.something range. I really want to see 251-something soon! That will be ten pounds lost and then I'll really feel like I'm on my way.

sevencallmemom
07-26-2011, 06:42 PM
Skinny you are always so encouraging! That means alot.

Not weighing myself today because it would just be crazy making. I know I'm eating right and getting exercise chasing kids all day so there's no need to worry about the scale this week anyways.

Today was a blast. Played kickball for the first time since...wow...grade school? I ran the bases and tried not to care what all the chub looked like (or sounded like...eek!) and just had fun.

1049jess
07-27-2011, 01:38 AM
Hi everybody! Looks like several of us had some setbacks over the weekend. Glad to see you're all still working hard and hanging in there!

I had a super busy weekend, helping my 93 year old Grandmother move across country and get settled. My focus has been completely on her and not on exercising. I've done a fair job of at least watching my portion size, so I have had a small loss... I was at 254 this morning. Tomorrow is the day I take my official weight and look at where I was last week. Right now I'm on track to have just over a pound loss, which is fine and I'll take it.

Lots of changes on the horizon for me, as I start back to work... my summer is quickly ending and students will be in my room in just under 2 weeks! EEK!

SugarRomeoTango4852
07-27-2011, 10:02 AM
I have been set back for around a two months. I am stuck around 255 and it is driving me up the wall. I have finally decided to return to the site and work on getting my resolve back in gear.

I have also been desperately searching for a serious (the one I currently have cancels on me all the time and is weighing down my weight loss) exercise buddy in my area but so far no luck! I will continue my scowling hunt.

JamiSue3916
07-27-2011, 02:13 PM
Down 2.2 this morning to 258.8! Yahoo! Was a little worried there that the "see-ya-later sixties" (thanks Skinny) were going to be the "stick-around-and-don't-let go sixties"!

freefall - I think I read on another thread that you finally broke through your gaining streak! WOO HOO!!

Skinny -- Can I just say that you are hilarious! Thanks for always giving great support and a good laugh to go with it. Now I'm picturing the lower boundaries of a decade like wet tissue paper. I can get through that easy!

Mandy -- I happy to know that you had yet another good WI yesterday so CONGRATS! You may very well shed your 50lbs AND the 250's in July!

Star -- You CAN do it!!!

Seven -- Congrats on the kickball game! That actually sounds like a TON of fun!! And good for you for ignoring the scale a bit. It CAN'T be our focus EVERY day...

jess -- Glad that you were able to stay OP while caring for your grandmother. Yikes about school starting! I can't believe our kids' summers are almost over!

srt4852 -- I'm also over on the Daily Weighing Thread and one of the members there, linJber, is also in NW, PA. Who knows, maybe you can't find someone from 3FC to workout with! It might also be worth a post of its own. You know, a shout out to the 3FC members to see if anyone else might be close by you...

Skinny in Oz
07-27-2011, 06:39 PM
K0nfyo0zed: I just figured out how you hurt your ankle --- it was from KICKING pounds of fat to the curb, wasn't it? Well, you are just about done with the 250's! WA-HOO! And we are forming a conga line behind you, each one holding the sports bra of the one in front of her, letting your momentum pull us to the fabulous forties along with you!

StarGetsFit: Or maybe we can form TWO conga lines, one behind K0nfyo0zed and one behind you! You are so freaking close to 250 and to losing that first 10 pounds --- instead of a conga line, maybe we should form two lines, grab you by both hands and slingshot you past 252 --- KA-ZOOOOOING!

SevenCallMeMom: Ding ding ding!! We have a winner! It's not really about counting calories, it's not really about eating perfectly to program --- it REALLY is about living full lives doing what we need to do and want to do. Your exercise program was "just had fun" --- fresh air, fun, living NOW how we all want to live at goal. Applause!

1049jess: You took care of your 93 year-old Grandma during a big and (probably for her) emotional move? Ok, that is a different kind of exercise for the heart, but probably the most important kind. You watched your eating but didn't lose sight of the bigger goal --- her. Like seven, you sound like you are living NOW the way we all should at goal. Kudos, m'dear!

srt4852: Welcome back! The more of us there are, the more those pounds of fat should be shaking in their little jello-y boots --- there is strength in numbers. Sorry about your exercise buddy flaking out on you. I think JamiSue's idea of a shout out on the boards for a new one is certainly worth a shot!

JamiSue3916: See! I TOLD you that you wouldn't be hanging around the old neighborhood for very long. You smoked 2.2 pounds and are about to smoke a few more ---- pfffffft! Bye bye, pounds. And as someone who is still in single digits of pounds gone, I bow to your 33+ pounds. Ladies like you give newbies like me hope!

I am down .5 to 242 (YAY). Today is DH birthday and we went up into the mountains so he and my son could hike --- I can't keep up with those two hooligans, but I did do a little 3 mile hike up (and I do mean UP --- the Rocky Mountains, ya know) to a beautiful lake. On the drive back, we saw a bull moose!! Way cool!

Everyone ready for Wicked Wednesday? Form a line behind k0nfyo0zed and StarGetsfit. grab hold of the gal in front of you and start dancing --- we are going to cha-cha-cha right through 250 and into the fantastic forties!

:belly::belly::belly::belly::belly::belly::belly:

konfyoozed
07-27-2011, 06:45 PM
haha skinny...

i will def rock the conga line to the 240s! :D

freefall
07-27-2011, 07:36 PM
Thanks Jami - and everyone else for listening to me whine! I went lower on carb yesterday to try and stop this crazy gaining (I was up 7 lbs to 258 from 251 while staying totally OP - in 2 days!) This morning I was 254 so hopefully back on a downward trend.
I have to say - I've been doing this for 9 mos and this is the first time this has happened. I could understand how a plateau or gain can really derail someone. I was at a burger place with my teenage son today and was so tempted to just say "f... it" and have the works, in part because my food choices and my weight had started to feel so unrelated... Luckily, I saw I really large guy in front of me ordering a lot and that sort of jolted me back to why I am doing this in the first place - and I had my bunless turkey burger and salad after all :)
I did have two kind of awesome NSVs in the midst of all this scale angst - I tried on my wedding dress (from almost 20 years ago!) and it fit even better now than it did then, which felt great (although it looked SO dated!) Also, I went shopping today and bought an "inspirational dress" - a black stretchy dress that just got on my body now but will hopefully be able to be worn in public in the future...
Sounds like everyone is motivated and dancing right out of this thread - hope to see you all in the 240's soon...

sevencallmemom
07-27-2011, 09:33 PM
Another amazing day at camp. Played volleyball today and loved it.

This group seriously rocks.

Freefall, good for you for sticking with it at the burger shop. I know that was tough.

Skinny, that's exactly my goal. I have a blog about all of this and in the header it says how I'm living the life I've always wanted to live and now it's up to my poor body to keep up with me. That hike sounds amazing, btw.

Jami, congrats on the loss and for finally getting outta the 60's. I felt pretty stuck there too.

srt-hope you find a buddy soon! That would be awesome! I have an irl friend who's finally joined me on this after talking about doing it for forever and it helps, even if she's not "all in" the way I am yet.

JamiSue3916
07-28-2011, 02:42 PM
Up 0.4 this morning to 259.2. I know it's still water retention and I probably need to cycle my calories up a bit for a day or two. I'm still working my plan and feeling good!

Skinny -- Thanks for the kind words. Means a lot to me. Congrats on being down .5 yesterday and your hike sounds amazing! Good for you!

freefall -- Congrats on your wedding dress NSV. I CAN'T wait to hear you talking about how great that lil' black stretchy dress fits! ;)

Seven -- Wow, that volleyball sounds fun! Good for you for finding an activity that's a great workout and tons of fun!

Skinny in Oz
07-28-2011, 03:21 PM
Mandy: Yes, I WILL call you Mandy! Soooooo much easier LOL. Keep that excellent attitude in place while you are housebound and you will be in the Fabulous Forties when you strut on back to work!

Freefall: Congratulations on not giving into bad food as a response to that temporary gain --- boy, I am not sure I would have been so strong! Great work! And congratulations on fitting into your wedding dress! But I think you should save the black dress for the big welcome party you will attend when you have broken through that 250 tissue barrier.

sevencallmemom: I very much admire your approach to this weight loss thing. I am having a hard time right now NOT thinking about this as a diet (which just doesn't work, does it?) and it really helps to see that much better attitude reflected in folks like you. Keep up the good work of having fun and living the way you want to NOW --- I will try to copy your excellent moves.

JamiSue: Don't let those temporary numbers on the scale freak you (and it doesn't sound like you are, by the way) --- you are staying on program and the weight will drop off. You feel good when you are on program? Is it just because you are accomplishing what you set out to (no small thing!) or do you physically feel better eating in this healthier way? Inquiring minds want to know!

I am holding steady at 242. I have been sort of shopping and cooking meal by meal this last 10 days and I need to get back into a regular routine before school starts, etc --- but it will be a routine based aimed at continuing this downward trend. So, I am sitting down with the computer and cookbooks etc. to plan my attack!

I am dubbing this Thirsty Thursday to remind me to swill more H20. Hope everyone has a strong day with many pounds of fat left broken and bleeding by the side of the road.

konfyoozed
07-28-2011, 04:01 PM
heh. i'm not running very quickly out of this thread...

i'm hovering around 252, i keep going to 251.8 and back up.

today is 251.8 and i bet once i get back to work, my weight will start dropping again... sitting at home snacking, even on healthy stuff, adds calories!

A Nu Me
07-29-2011, 04:59 AM
Was down 254 this morning. Its woderful to see all these success stories in one plc
I look forward to reading each story

A Nu Me
07-29-2011, 05:00 AM
I also hope to find a few 40 + buddies on this SITE

SugarRomeoTango4852
07-29-2011, 09:50 AM
I was wondering, how often does everyone weight themselves? I have been doing it twice a day (when I wake up and before I go to bed) for around a month. I am not obsessed with it but it makes it easier for me to see fluctuations in my weight.

Lindy87
07-29-2011, 10:48 AM
256.6 today. Wish I could stop snacking on the stuff I buy for the kids, then my wieght would stop going up and down.

SugarRomeoTango4852: I just weigh myself in the morning because I usually weign more at night.

JamiSue3916
07-29-2011, 12:06 PM
Down 0.6 this morning to 258.6. Definitely struggling in the 250's but still happy to be here. I was still low on calories yesterday. I've been under 1300 the last two days and I'm certain I should be closer to 1600. Just too busy at work so I'm not eating enough. I'm going to work on it though because I'm pissed as **** that I had to raise my ticker today - even if only 0.9. :mad: This frustration is going to fuel my fire!

Skinny -- Yes, I do feel better for many reasons. I feel better for staying true to my desire to be healthier, which isn't a goal dictated by the scale. I physically feel better too. Less grouchy, certainly less tired in the evenings, and my mornings have much more pep!

Mandy -- I know you are SO ready to get back into your routine. Even while sidelined, you're still doing amazing!

A Nu Me -- WELCOME!

Sugar -- I weigh myself once a day, in the morning. That's about all the numbers I can stand to look at.

Lindy -- Good luck avoiding the snacks - it's hard, I know. Might be time to get the kids different snacks though...if you don't need them, they probably don't either. :D

freefall
07-29-2011, 01:26 PM
249.8 this morning... Which makes me down 100 lbs and halfway to my goal. I'm sure it will jump back and forth over 250 for a few days, but I'm so excited to see that number! I can't figure out how to post pictures - if anyone can explain it to me I would love to post a "before" and an "halfway" :)
Thank you guys so much for helping me through this bizarre week of gaining and losing!

Skinny in Oz
07-29-2011, 01:41 PM
Mandy: So how is that ligament in your foot doing? Does it feel better? When do you go back to work? I have been very impressed by how well you are holding the line against the Fat Meanies, given how active you normally are during a day --- keep up the good work!

A Nu Me: Welcome to the Fantastic Fifties! And look --- you're already more than halfway to the Flirty Forties! It seems like the more hard-working, fat-zapping folks we get on this thread, the better we all do. We are ganging up on each individual pound of fat and I think they are starting to run away in sheer fear.

Sugar: Are you new on the thread, too? This is great! The more the merrier, really! Welcome to the party! I weigh every morning, although I know that can sometimes backfire if you get too dependent on that number --- there are lots of other ways to measure how your program is working.

Lindy: Isn't a pain to need to have food in the house for other people that undermines your program? One thing I would mention is that kids don't need cookies and chips and stuff either (if those are the kind of foods you mean) --- could you make their meals more healthy and eliminate foods that are problem foods for you at the same time? Just brainstorming.... (I see now that Jami already covered this ---- LOL!)

JamiSue: I am sorry you are struggling. I think there are built-in plateau spots in this journey ---- you lose 25 or 35 pounds and your body suddenly says "Wait a minute! What the heck is happening here? What happened to my salties and sweets? We aren't going ANYWHERE 'till I get to the bottom of this...." So hang in there and wait it out. You said you have been low on calories and that can make you stall, so is there some food group you are low on? Dairy? Fruit?

Freefall: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS! HOLY SHRINKING WOMEN, BATMAN! WAY TO GO!! KUDOS AND CONGRATULATIONS!!!! (Can you tell we are really, really excited? ) Conga time, everyone! Grab onto Freefall and follow her across that 250 border!

:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

I am down to 250.5 (YAY), but am eying the weekend with trepidation --- time to cook some chicken and cut up a ton of veggies so there is no excuse not to eat OP. Finish the week strong, everyone --- stomp those pounds of fat under your sexy heels like overripe grapes! (Don't forget the evil genius laugh: BWAH-HAHAHAHAHAHA!)

SugarRomeoTango4852
07-29-2011, 01:42 PM
Wewt! Congrats on hitting the halfway mark! Keep going and you will hit the goal line before you know it. I, unfortunately, have no idea how to post pictures so I can't help with that part.

249.8 this morning... Which makes me down 100 lbs and halfway to my goal. I'm sure it will jump back and forth over 250 for a few days, but I'm so excited to see that number! I can't figure out how to post pictures - if anyone can explain it to me I would love to post a "before" and an "halfway" :)
Thank you guys so much for helping me through this bizarre week of gaining and losing!

@Skinny: I new to the thread as of a few days ago. I was initially srt4852 but I realized that I use that on a lot of places (including my professional resume, eep) so I just tweaked it a little!

StarGetsFit
07-29-2011, 02:02 PM
Freefall:congrat: You are now a 240's girl!:woohoo: I hope to grab on to that conga line and be there with you in the next week!

Skinny You're almost there! Just .6 more to go and you'll be leaving us! Yay and :(. I hope I'm not too far behind you because I love and appreciate the support you show me and everyone else!:hug:

Sugar I weigh myself in the mornings only. 2-3 times in a row. If the first two times say the same thing, I take that weight. If the first two are different, I go for a third and take the highest.


As for me I saw weights from 250.8-251.4, so I'm going with the high of 251.4 which is still a .4 loss. I hope 250 feels less shy tomorrow!

ChunkySmoo
07-29-2011, 02:31 PM
Checked in this morning. 253.4 lbs :-) Had to check it more than my usual 3 times cause I cannot believe the way the scale has been moving down and its only been a week and a half. But yayy!

Skinny in Oz
07-30-2011, 02:40 PM
SUPER SATURDAY! TIME TO LEAP HOUSEHOLD CHORES IN A SINGLE BOUND! TO RUN BACK AND FORTH TO HOME DEPOT A BILLION TIMES! TO VACUUM AROUND COMATOSE TEENS!

Sugar: How on Earth did I not recognize your profile picture with the cute thumb romance? Doh! I like calling you sugar better than srt anyway --- I can pretend I have one of those sexy southern accents. I can ask: "Hey, Sugar, kill any more pounds of fat over the weekend?" all in those soft, gentile tones and the Fat Meanies won't even know I am talking about them.

StarGetsFit: Now, you are just teasing that 250 boundary --- come closer, no give me some space, oh come closer again. Do you have commitment problems? LOL It's time to jump the shark! I hear the siren call of the Frisky Forties, don't you? LET'S GO!

ChunkySmoo: You are really kicking fat behind and taking names! I don't think you should get too comfortable in your place in the 250's because I think you will be moving out and down real soon. Congratulations and keep up the excellent work!

I weighed in at 249.5 this morning (YAY) but I will have to wait and see if I can hold onto that over the weekend. I feel prepared but our weekends are always so frenetic.

Hope everyone is out having fun, which is the best program of all!

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erinmarie312
07-30-2011, 03:21 PM
259.8! Hello ladies! It's so reassuring to read that everyone seems to be having troubles with the 250's. I was in a good groove loosing weight and then I got down to 255 and would not loose anything!! I was stuck for a long time and it got me pretty worn out, that's what caused me to stop working out. But now I am ready to tackle the 250's again! I will NOT be beat! LOL

Skinny in Oz
07-30-2011, 03:36 PM
Hello, Erin Marie! If you want to whip the '50's, then you have definitely come to the right place. We even supply the whips! (Kidding.....)

Anyway, it seems like the more folks we have all working on a common goal --- busting through that 250 barrier --- the better we all do. So glad to see you and I look forward to hearing more about your journey!


:welcome:

erinmarie312
07-30-2011, 04:05 PM
Skinny you crack me up with your posts!! Seriously! I'm happy to hear you are almost to the 240's group, that is going to be a major inspiration for me. I'm with Star saying that she hopes to get there soon because of the support you give everyone. And your so damn funny! So thank you, and I hope to be in the "Flirty Forties" soon!

Star your in Oregon too! Yay! What part?

sevencallmemom
07-30-2011, 04:40 PM
Not weighing till tomorrow, but just wanted to let you know I survived camp. :)

Spending today sitting on my duff making a video of it for church tomorrow and eating a huge salad with salsa in place of dressing. Good stuff.

Lindy87
07-30-2011, 11:57 PM
Gained about 1.4 since yesterday. TOM not helping. Then a stressful day followed. Found out that someone made a copy of one of our credit cards and charged about 400 in 2 days at gas stations and minimarts in Atlanta. Then we get a call that my son fell at his friends house and hit his head on the corner molding. Trip the the ER, waited for plastic surgeon the stich up the gash on the bridge of his nose. 3 stiches, but he was a trooper. Then to rush home and make 2 things to go back to his friends house for a barbeque. I think I did not eat too badly but preparing for the scale to go up more again. I am thinking that I am going to spend my entire weight loss journey stuck in the 250s thread. Hopefully I will get my act together and get this weight loss ona roll in the right direction.

SMSDREAMER2007
07-31-2011, 12:39 AM
*stalk* *stalk* *stalk* Hey girlies just dropping in to stalk ya'll hehe Hope to be joining you here in the next 2 weeks ish im down to 262 today but dont get to move my ticker till official weigh in tomorrow. You all are doing great! Keep up the AWSOME! worrk plus...here's a little cheer for freefall
:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

StarGetsFit
07-31-2011, 01:12 AM
Star your in Oregon too! Yay! What part?

Well, until two years ago I was in Portland, too! But then Happy Valley incorporated now I am in Happy Valley.:mad: Stupid suburbs.


Skinny: I hear the call of the Frisky Forties! They sing to me every time I look at that box of fudge in the fridge! They are louder than the fudge!


Today came in at 251.4! Sloooowly inching my way there. If it sticks, tomorrow my ticker will say I have lost ten pounds! Yay!

JamiSue3916
07-31-2011, 02:18 AM
I had a wonderful day today. Drove from Sacramento to the bay area for my friend's baby shower. It was in this adorable little tea shop and they served this adorable lil' meal with tea and sweets. So sweet and fun! I made good choices but didn't stress about the numbers today. Just couldn't do it today because they've been driving me LOCO all week! :) Anyway, I feel better taking a day off from the counting and am looking forward to a new day. Down 0.2 this morning to 258.4.

Freefall -- YA FREAKING HOO!!! YOU FREAKING GO GIRL!!! And yes...lead this conga line outta here!

Skinny -- GREAT WI this morning girly! Staying OP over the weekend is difficult but you are a woman with a plan and that is HOT!! ;) YAY for being down to 0.5. I am struggling but felt like I was stressing out too much over the crazy scale so I decided to just let it go. One day, eating when I'm hungry, drinking when I'm thirsty and NO COUNTING...just for one day. And regardless of what the scale says...I feel MUCH better! :D

Star -- Congrats on that loss! I know 250's going to pop her shy lil' head up soon! I'm hearing the call of those frisky forties too! I gotta get OUTTA here!!

ChunkySmoo -- Welcome and nice job!!

ErinMarie -- Welcome to the 250's. We're having a party here buts it's going to be a quick one...let's get moving right on outta here together!

Trish -- Nice dinner! Sounds yummy! Good luck on your WI tomorrow!!

Lindy -- Wow...what a rough day! I'm really glad to hear that your son is okay. As a mother of an accident (stupidity) prone son (i.e., broken bones, staples in his head), I FEEL YOUR PAIN! ;) Tomorrow's a new day and you own it!

Dreamer -- HEY GIRLFRIEND! Hurry up and get your booty over here! :p

cinthia
07-31-2011, 02:52 AM
I am in the 250's at 255. Hope to be in the 240's next week!:carrot:

Lindy87
07-31-2011, 10:56 AM
256.6 down 6 for the month so far! 240s here I come.

SMSDREAMER2007
07-31-2011, 01:29 PM
Jami- Your wish is my command. The scale said 259.9 this AM which means....


I AM OFFICALLY IN THE 250'S

Holy crow I have never been in the 250's in my adult life before....

mommy1028
07-31-2011, 01:32 PM
Hello everyone! I finally made it to the 250s! So excited that the weight is finally coming off...slowly but surely!

StarGetsFit
07-31-2011, 01:42 PM
250.8 today! Almost at the Frisky Forties!!! I'll be out of town until Thursday and hope to return to you in the 240's! Have great losses while I'm gone everyone!!

Nori71
07-31-2011, 01:55 PM
I have been MIA from this board for a year now... thankfully I was able to slide my ticker down since my last visit. I am in the middle of the 250's right now. I really, really, really want to lose 10 pounds a month, but this month I only lost 5. Lots of traveling and eating out led to yoyo's on the scale. I have a couple more trips coming up in August also. But I remember in the past it helped to have a place to check in as often as possible, and this looked like a good place to do it.

SMSDREAMER2007
07-31-2011, 02:01 PM
Star- WTG!!! THAT IS AWESOME!!!

Nori- welcome back!!!

JamiSue3916
07-31-2011, 03:33 PM
Cinthia -- Welcome to the 250's!

Lindy - You're almost there! Woo hoo!

Dreamer -- YAHOO! I've been struggling myself so I'm happy to have more of my chica's here! :hug:

Mommy -- Welcome!! Slow and steady wins the race!

Star -- SO happy for you! Now you're leading the conga line outta here! :carrot:

Nori -- Welcome back! You're going to be outta here in now time!

SMSDREAMER2007
07-31-2011, 03:36 PM
Jami- Glad to be here!!! I know you can do this...it's hard sometimes but guess what? We can get out of the 250's and conga into the 240's together!!!

Skinny in Oz
07-31-2011, 04:36 PM
ErinMarie: The 250's can be stubborn, it's true. But we are all going to power through them with a little help from our friends. What chance does a pound of fat have against this group of determined, steely-eyed, conga-dancing women? Clint Eastwood has nothing on us! "Tell me, Pound --- do you feel lucky?"

sevencallmemom: What a busy person you are! I think the pounds are going to run away from you from sheer exhaustion! LOL Your salad sounds pretty yummy, actually --- good work for staying on program no matter how many balls you are juggling. You are our poster lady for living life NOW like we would like to at goal. Doing all the things you talk about here AND having seven kids of your own? I am in awe!

Lindy: Oh man -- what a sucky few days, huh? I assume that you are not responsible for those charges on your credit card? And it sounds like your son is OK? Nothing like a few emergencies to test your mettle. But you are down 6 pounds this month, so obviously your mettle is just fine, thank you! Make sure your dancing shoes are shined and in good repair, because you are going to need them real soon for that dance on down to the Flirty Forties. :hug: Sorry life rained on you this week --- can I share my umbrella?

smsdreamer: YAY! You ditched the 260's and are joining us here if the Fabulous Fifties. I always thought the Sedentary Sixites were way too bland for you --- you will definitely fit in better here! And we can always use another sexy, sultry, femme fatale who specializes in fatale-ing fat away to help us bust on down to the Flamboyant Forties, so :welcome3:

StarGetsFit: I am not sure you will see this, 'cuz you might already be on your trip, but GOOD ON YOU for dodging that fudge! I have a particular weakness for the stuff myself, so I admire your take-no-prisoners hard line denial of it. And you are down 10 pounds to 250.8? WHOO-HOO! You will be in the Frolicsome Forties by the time you get home! Way to go! (And take me with you!!! lol)

JamiSue: Thank you for the kind words, m'dear --- it really helps to have such support. :hug: And hey, a day off from counting makes sense to me. Stress seems to be a really common way to add some pounds to your life, so de-stressing is as much part of a healthy way of life as reaching for an apple instead of the apple pie. We are all interested in the Whole Package here: eating tasty healthy food, finding fun ways to get more movement into our lives, drinking icy cold water, spending time with family and friends, laughing, loving, LIVING! And living WELL, dang it! We can do this, Jamie --- and we WILL do it. Better practice your cha-cha-cha, lady --- your time to conga across the 250 is coming.

Cinthia: Look! Another recruit for our platoon of life-loving, fat-kicking ladies. We are on a mission here, Cinthia, and I think you are on the same mission: get rid of the fat so there is more room for fun! I look forward to hearing more about your particular journey! :welcome2:

Nori71: Welcome back! Not just another no-nonsense fat fighter, but one with some positive experience under her ever-shrinking belt --- boy! can we use you around here! I think your committment to that 10 pounds a month goal is wonderful --- 5 pounds in a month is success, too! Good for you for staying on program and continuing that downward trend even through the chaos of travel -- you'll have to share your secrets!

Mommy1028: YESSSSS! Out of the See-ya-later Sixties and into the Fun-tastic Fifties! I think you are going to fit in here very well, indeed! And we need all the motivated, take-no-prisoners Fat Slayers we can get --- with your help it will be even easier to turn up our collective noses at unhealthy food and kick some more pounds of fat to the curb. So, :welcome3:


Still at 249.5, so maybe I have crossed the dreaded 250 boundary for real. Weighing in tomorrow will tell. I hope everyone does at least one fun thing this Sunday to end the weekend on a good note --- congratulations to us all for staying on-program over the weekend!

sevencallmemom
07-31-2011, 07:12 PM
Skinny, your edit reason is cracking me up!

Couldn't face the scale this morning, but I have to tomorrow morning because it's the final weigh in of a challenge I've been doing since May 2nd on another board. A challenge that I appear to have won, btw, but I'm scared to death of posting a gain on the last day. I've stayed put before, but not gained.

sigh.

Welcome to the newbies!

Star! You are soooo close to leaving us! We can't wait to join you in the 240's!

SMSDREAMER2007
07-31-2011, 07:28 PM
Skinny- haha thanks for the welcome! Look at you though as soon as I get here you are leaving!!!! Ill have to have a month like I ha last month if I want a sandgrains chance of catching you LOL.

sevencallmemom
07-31-2011, 07:35 PM
Wow SMS you are over halfway to your goal! That's awesome!

Nori71
07-31-2011, 07:41 PM
Nori- welcome back!!!

Nori -- Welcome back! You're going to be outta here in now time!

Nori71: Welcome back! Not just another no-nonsense fat fighter, but one with some positive experience under her ever-shrinking belt --- boy! can we use you around here! I think your committment to that 10 pounds a month goal is wonderful --- 5 pounds in a month is success, too! Good for you for staying on program and continuing that downward trend even through the chaos of travel -- you'll have to share your secrets!

Thanks so much ladies for the welcome! Yes, the plan is to get out of this thread as soon as possible! I turned 40 last month and that was a real catalyst for me. So far I've been lucky and had *good health*, but I know how unhealthy being obese is, a ticking time bomb really, and it's just not ok any longer to walk around with all the knowledge in the world about how to be healthy and lose weight and not be doing it. Enough already. This is something I can change and I will.

I need to go back and read everything siggy's so I can learn a little about how amazing you all are

Lindy87
07-31-2011, 10:07 PM
It's a good thing that my house is attached to the ground or I would have eaten it today. I already ate everything else in the house today that was not nailed down. I am so good at sabotaging myself. Why do we do that? I was down 6 lbs for this month but after eating half the contents of my home today I am sure that number has changed. Hopefully I will be able to get this snacking thing under control in Aug. UGH!

SugarRomeoTango4852
07-31-2011, 10:16 PM
It's a good thing that my house is attached to the ground or I would have eaten it today. I already ate everything else in the house today that was not nailed down. I am so good at sabotaging myself. Why do we do that? I was down 6 lbs for this month but after eating half the contents of my home today I am sure that number has changed. Hopefully I will be able to get this snacking thing under control in Aug. UGH!

Lindy, Don't lose heart! Everyone has those days so I completely understand the frustration. There are days I do the exact same thing. If it can go in my mouth I will try and eat it, even things I hate like seafood or linoleum. . As for why we do it, everyone is different! I do it when I am feeling really lonely, ugly or depressed but I am trying to teach myself to fight the urge to eat everything in sight when I get like that.

We will BOTH get it under control in August..no ifs, ands or butts!

konfyoozed
08-01-2011, 12:44 AM
alright ladies. i'm at 251.5...

my scale went nowhere for most of the week, so another week in this thread, i hope, then i'm movin on down.

is there a 240s thread? or do we need a pioneer to start one for us? :o

erinmarie312
08-01-2011, 01:05 AM
So glad you made it to the 250's smsdreamer! Welcome back Nori! I love what you just said. With all the information on how to live healthy and loose weight, there is really no excuse.
Lindy- I'm sorry you had a moment. Just keep up with the workouts, maybe add a little more for this week and hopefully the scale won't tip! We all have moments like that :) And I'm sure skinny b****** have those same moments as well! LOL

Lindy87
08-01-2011, 11:04 AM
SO thrilled down .8 to 255.8 even though I ate my entire house yesterday. Planning on keeping the downward trend. Everything planned out for the day and plan on sticking with it! I haven't see that number in more than 2 years. Yippee!

Skinny in Oz
08-01-2011, 12:07 PM
Ok, I am at 249 this morning, so I have officially crossed the 250 barrier. Everybody line up behind me, grab hold of the gal in front of you and get your cha-cha on ---- you ladies are coming with me!



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JamiSue3916
08-01-2011, 12:41 PM
Skinny - BIG congrats on crossing into the next decade. I'm practicing my cha cha so I can meet you there! And like Trish, your edit reason is cracking me up! :lol3: See you soon!!

Trish -- Good :lucky: with your WI and :crossed: that you WIN!!!

Dreamer -- I just saw Trish's not about you crossing the 1/2 way mark. Woo hoo! You are just over 1/2 way to your goal weight chica!!

Lindy -- :hug: Good thing we get a new day every 24 hours, huh? Sorry yesterday sucked but the good news is...you DIDN'T eat the house! :D I had a similar weekend so I can totally relate to where you're coming from...

Mandy -- GREAT JOB maintaining over the last week. Being sidelined isn't easy so I think maintaining is a HUGE success! How the ankle coming BTW?

konfyoozed
08-01-2011, 01:28 PM
just had my follow up today. and the doc said "you didn't listen to me" :( he was right. i didn't stay off of my foot enough. i'm not used to sitting on my bottom.

so i'm still stuck in the boot, but only during work hours (yay!) and he gave me some stretching and strengthening exercises to use. and i go back again on the 19th before i move for a last check.

SMSDREAMER2007
08-01-2011, 01:41 PM
*grabs on to skinny and gets her chacha on*

jamie- THANKS! I know its so surreal...this is the lowest number Ive seen on the scale since I saw 90 lbs at age 9 (I didnt step on the scale between age 9 and age 17, when I was 9 and weighed 90 lbs my stepmom told me I was fat and not to gain anymore weight so I just avoided scales)

erin- THANKS! glad I made it here too.. I LOVE this bunch of people all meh girls are here!! couldn't wait to catch up and can't wait for some more ppl from the 260's to make it here!