Weight Loss Support - Daily Accountability/Lifestyle Change - Everyone Welcome! 7/11 - 7/17




Diana3271
07-10-2011, 09:49 PM
Hello Everyone! :wave: Welcome to the Check-In! Let's make it a great week!

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

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


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


LGW
07-10-2011, 10:07 PM
Thus far I've lost 13# over the last 54 days with dietary change alone and some leisurely walks along the beach :-)

For breakfast I have a grain (oatmeal/grits), fruit and some sort of protein(eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt. milk)

For lunch, over the last 54 days I have sucessfully avoided the daily catered lunches (anything from thai food to pizza 5 days a week)! Big accomplishment! I prepare my food for the week (which I am doing now) and freeze it....grab and go in the mornings...I do utilize the catered salad...for lunch I have vegetables, protein (meat or beans) and a large salad

I have the same thing for dinner!

I get my carbs through the veggies and fruit!

This is a well balanced diet according to FitDay and usually about 1500 calories.

avoid the all or nothing mentality of eating healthy

I'm not where I want to be....but I am definitely not where I used to be...

everyone has to suffer 1 of 2 things, the pain the discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment....

Start May 15 - 238
7/6 - 226
7/7 - 225.2 (-0.8)
7/8 - 225.6 (+0.4)
7/9 - 224.4 (-1.2)
7/10 - 224.2 (-0.2)


Good luck to everyone...

LGW

sukale
07-10-2011, 10:23 PM
alaskanlaughter that sounds like a good plan. When I get stressed I of course like to eat. Hope everything goes well with your husband.

berry hate to hear your little guy still has a fever. I know it is stressful to have a sick little one.

shishkeberry glad you got a bunch of veggies, I just can't make myself eat them. But I do love a carb loaded white potato. Does that count as a veggie?

k9owner drinks by the pool sounds like heaven!!!

abbeysue great attitude, tomorrow is a new day

jeniansmom I know how it is with checking your blood sugar, your numbers sound great.

Gotta go the 12 yr old needs me now, but of course she can't tell me what she wants, I just have to follow her...:dizzy:


mlgibson
07-10-2011, 10:41 PM
@sukale: Potatos are my weakness. Mashed, baked...mmm...

I had a decent day. Had Special K cereal for breakfast, pizza rolls for lunch (I worked it into my diet, had been craving em for a week since my mom got em). Had salmon and rice for dinner. And two oreo cookies for a snack. Not the healthiest day, but when I added it up it was 958 calories. I don't like being that low, but I'm not hungry. Otherwise I'd have some popcorn.

I also took two walks, both for an hour with the dog. Total of 6 miles. Both of us enjoyed it greatly.

Hope everyone else is having a good day!

berryblondeboys
07-10-2011, 10:49 PM
And two oreo cookies for a snack.

Speaking of oreos, they were on sale and I got them for my kids (I know, not the best snack, but not something they get regularly either). They had the strawberry milkshake flavor, so I got it. I decided to have one yesterday (very, very rare for me to grab a sweet, but I wanted to try it as I've never had that flavor before). Just ONE and later I looked up the calories on the back of the package and about fell over. How can ONE tiny cookie have 75 calories? I used to eat an entire package of oreos in one day - by myself! Ack!!!!

mamakat
07-10-2011, 11:00 PM
Good Evening Everyone,
I have returned, lets hope with a vengeance. Life hit me pretty hard this past week and blah blah blah, I stop all semblance of taking care of myself, both physically and mentally. But life is like a horse, you fall off you get right back on. I did the thing we all do "I'll start tomorrow." today, but when I think back at what today was like I did pretty good. It was the first day I didn't pig out or eat sweets (cake especially) and it was the first day since last Saturday that I worked out (lawn work). So I've got a lot of catching up to do. I haven't weighed myself, ha, I haven't even looked at the scale even once...how weird. Tomorrow. :p
I didn't even turn on my computer the whole week so I haven't a clue on how you all are.
I did just read that berry's little one has a fever. I hope he gets better soon.
LGW great job on the 13# down. Keep up the great work.
mlgibson how on earth did you get pizza rolls in and still come up short on calories. Awesome
sukale I hope that whatever it was that you 12 yr old needed didn't have anything to do with bugs. My kids always say "Come here" when it's a bug. Otherwise they just say it.

Well I hate to say it, but it looks like I'm going low carb. In all honesty, blah, my doctors do know whats best. I've been tested so many stinking ways for Celiac's Disease and although every test has come up negative I have all the signs and symptoms and my Gastroenterologist swears I have it. Whenever I've been on no gluten I always feel better and so low carb will help my tummy troubles. My shrink swears if I cut out all the simple sugars I'll be able to keep my moods from swinging and after this week I suspect that might be just the route for me. I hate low carb but I know it works so I will do my best. That means I have to help out in the kitchen. Look at me, I already found three recipes and we got a membership at BJ's so I can stock up.
I hope you are all doing well. Take care and stay healthy :)

mlgibson
07-10-2011, 11:05 PM
Speaking of oreos, they were on sale and I got them for my kids (I know, not the best snack, but not something they get regularly either). They had the strawberry milkshake flavor, so I got it. I decided to have one yesterday (very, very rare for me to grab a sweet, but I wanted to try it as I've never had that flavor before). Just ONE and later I looked up the calories on the back of the package and about fell over. How can ONE tiny cookie have 75 calories? I used to eat an entire package of oreos in one day - by myself! Ack!!!!

I never had that flavor, and yeah, they are high in calories! And like you, I used to eat nearly or the whole package. When I was in college and got upset I'd go out and buy a package, and eat them all within a few hours. I also used to do that with big bags of puff cheetos.
So I actually had this proud moment while I was munching on one, and then the other later on...I was happy with just that little treat. I felt no need like I had in the past to binge on them, to grab the milk and go, lol.

Go us!

And mamakat, it said one serving was six, at 170 calories. I just factored that in to my day. It was alot less calories then I expected, though the carbs and fat don't help anything, lol.

alaskanlaughter
07-10-2011, 11:07 PM
i know i'm getting worried about tomorrow's surgery for DH...ive been cleaning alot today...i tend to do that when i'm nervous or worried...all the laundry is done....the kitchen is clean...i've tried a new low carb recipe and it's in the oven...i've baked low carb pumpkin pie...ive gone to the store twice today...i took the sheets off the bed to wash...i'm airing out the rooms...i need to clean son's room up next and put the last load in the dryer...

when we had custody of our teenager niece and she was running away all the time and skipping school.....i think my house was SPOTLESS! LOL!

shishkeberry
07-10-2011, 11:56 PM
Hello! :) i'm trying to go lower on my calories this week to make room for my birthday dinner on wednesday. I haven't had chicken a la king on tater tots in so long and I'm really looking forward to it. Is that bad? To look forward to a meal so much? Ah well, I'm doing it anyway! Have a good week, everyone!

alaskanlaughter
07-11-2011, 12:33 AM
it hasn't rained in my rainforest for FIVE WHOLE DAYS! :carrot: it's even sunny today and 68 degrees out...that is a HOT day for us here in alaska....i had to wait for it to cool off so i could go for a bike ride...which is why it's 7:30 p.m. and i'm just getting out to my bike lol

mlgibson
07-11-2011, 01:12 AM
it hasn't rained in my rainforest for FIVE WHOLE DAYS! :carrot: it's even sunny today and 68 degrees out...that is a HOT day for us here in alaska....i had to wait for it to cool off so i could go for a bike ride...which is why it's 7:30 p.m. and i'm just getting out to my bike lol

Wow...you'd hate it here in Florida then! 96 degrees today and high humidty. I'd be cold in your version of hot!

jeniansmom
07-11-2011, 07:19 AM
alaskan: good luck on your DH's surgery today, I'll be thinking of you both

berry: I hope your son is continuing to feel better. My son is 13 and on the spectrum, you have my sympathy with trying to get meds in. Mine is fine with them now but when he was younger it was such a battle.

I toughed it out yesterday and had a pretty good day overall. Even took some time to prepare some healthy foods ahead for the week. Made a new low carb dessert that everyone loved. It was very sweet. It felt like cheating but it wasn't. Not sure how I feel about that yet. It used lf coolwhip so not the most natural, healthy product on the planet, but it satisfied.

I've been on a kick lately of watching those hoarding shows. I used to watch Clean House all the time and get organizing tips and motivation from that. The hoarding shows are not so feel good, but they do suck me in. Watching one last night the therapist working with the woman was making her identify her feelings and repeat them over and over. (The woman felt she was robbing her children of a normal life with her hoarding, so she had to say over and over "I'm robbing the children, I'm robbing the children"). I found myself almost in tears watching. The therapist was talking about how she needed to learn to sit with her negative feelings, to feel them and not numb them/stuff them down by buying more stuff. That is something I so need to learn to do. And to not let the negative feeling bring me to a state of panic. It's interesting to draw the parallels. Thin people look at me and they don't know how I could let myself go like this. People with a normal house look at the hoard and don't know how they could let it get so bad. Both are about emotions and a dysfunctional way of dealing with them. It seems any activity can be taken to an extreme and used as a way to self medicate. I find it fascinating. And daunting. How does one unlearn such deep rooted habits so connected to emotional need. How does one replace them on an instinctual level with healthier coping mechanisms.

Oh! I almost forgot...at the risk of jinxing myself...I think there is a very good chance I will be under 260 by my official Friday weigh in day! The scale has been moving steadily downward. Woohoo!

Happy, healthy Monday to all!

Diana3271
07-11-2011, 08:18 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave: I hope you have a great week!

Ugh! Sodium! I am up about 1.8 pounds in the last couple of days. I know I didn't eat 7000 calories worth of mixed nuts on Friday night! :mad: :lol: It has got to be the sodium. Evil stuff! :devil: I bought some packaged salmon burgers from the grocery store. I had that for dinner last night. The calories/protein are great, but I think the sodium was a little high. They may have had some MSG, too. They don't always list MSG as such, they have other names for it. I have a list of the names for MSG, but haven't looked at the list and compared the box.

I am wanting my weight to be on the lower side this week because I will be going to the Japanese restaurant and this weekend is my birthday. I don't want to have to count the calories in my birthday cake. :D

It doesn't matter where you are in your weight loss journey. If you are in maintenance or if you are actively losing, we all have to deal with the same issues. :dizzy:

Weigh In: 144.6
Up: 1 pound :devil:

alaskanlaughter I will keep your DH in my thoughts and prayers today. Please update us when you can.

still
07-11-2011, 08:34 AM
Hey guys! I'm proud to say that I was able to stick with it! I tracked everything yesterday and came in at 1400 calories. I also drank all my water. Must have been just what I needed, because I weighed in at 167 this AM.

Today is my first day as a stay at home mommy.

Wow, I loved, loved, loved typing that.

Diana3271
07-11-2011, 08:36 AM
Hey guys! I'm proud to say that I was able to stick with it! I tracked everything yesterday and came in at 1400 calories. I also drank all my water. Must have been just what I needed, because I weighed in at 167 this AM.

Today is my first day as a stay at home mommy.

Wow, I loved, loved, loved typing that.

Still Congrats on your weigh in and for the stay at home mommy "status". :hug:

darius
07-11-2011, 08:43 AM
Today is my first day as a stay at home mommy.

Congratulations!!

berryblondeboys
07-11-2011, 09:14 AM
Hey guys! I'm proud to say that I was able to stick with it! I tracked everything yesterday and came in at 1400 calories. I also drank all my water. Must have been just what I needed, because I weighed in at 167 this AM.

Today is my first day as a stay at home mommy.

Wow, I loved, loved, loved typing that.

Good for you Still and it sounds like the best decision with your job. And your son will be forever thankful - it's the best gift you can give him!

I've been a stay at home mom for the last 8 years. To be honest, I really miss my career and I can't wait to go back to work in the fall, but I also know that it was the best thing for my kids that I was at home. And even when I go back, I'm going to be picky - little to no commute and great hours. I'll work for crap pay to be able to give that to my kids (and myself - who am I kidding... way too hard to try to juggle home and kids, especially when the kids have special needs).

Anyway, good for you!

berryblondeboys
07-11-2011, 09:17 AM
Well I hate to say it, but it looks like I'm going low carb. In all honesty, blah, my doctors do know whats best. I've been tested so many stinking ways for Celiac's Disease and although every test has come up negative I have all the signs and symptoms and my Gastroenterologist swears I have it. Whenever I've been on no gluten I always feel better and so low carb will help my tummy troubles. My shrink swears if I cut out all the simple sugars I'll be able to keep my moods from swinging and after this week I suspect that might be just the route for me. I hate low carb but I know it works so I will do my best. That means I have to help out in the kitchen. Look at me, I already found three recipes and we got a membership at BJ's so I can stock up.
I hope you are all doing well. Take care and stay healthy :)

Just remember there are a ton of ways to approach low carb. And low carb doesn't have to be torture, but I agree with your doctors - you will feel better and it will probably help with your mood swings and celiac disease symptoms. And if you feel better, you won't feel it's a big sacrifice, honest.

berryblondeboys
07-11-2011, 09:19 AM
it hasn't rained in my rainforest for FIVE WHOLE DAYS! :carrot: it's even sunny today and 68 degrees out...that is a HOT day for us here in alaska....i had to wait for it to cool off so i could go for a bike ride...which is why it's 7:30 p.m. and i'm just getting out to my bike lol

Waiting for it to cool down to bike ride - Bwah-ha-ha! LOL And sending calming vibes to you today while your husband is in surgery. Remember, it's his knee... not his brain. It will be OK.

berryblondeboys
07-11-2011, 09:34 AM
alaskan: good luck on your DH's surgery today, I'll be thinking of you both

berry: I hope your son is continuing to feel better. My son is 13 and on the spectrum, you have my sympathy with trying to get meds in. Mine is fine with them now but when he was younger it was such a battle.

I toughed it out yesterday and had a pretty good day overall. Even took some time to prepare some healthy foods ahead for the week. Made a new low carb dessert that everyone loved. It was very sweet. It felt like cheating but it wasn't. Not sure how I feel about that yet. It used lf coolwhip so not the most natural, healthy product on the planet, but it satisfied.

I've been on a kick lately of watching those hoarding shows. I used to watch Clean House all the time and get organizing tips and motivation from that. The hoarding shows are not so feel good, but they do suck me in. Watching one last night the therapist working with the woman was making her identify her feelings and repeat them over and over. (The woman felt she was robbing her children of a normal life with her hoarding, so she had to say over and over "I'm robbing the children, I'm robbing the children"). I found myself almost in tears watching. The therapist was talking about how she needed to learn to sit with her negative feelings, to feel them and not numb them/stuff them down by buying more stuff. That is something I so need to learn to do. And to not let the negative feeling bring me to a state of panic. It's interesting to draw the parallels. Thin people look at me and they don't know how I could let myself go like this. People with a normal house look at the hoard and don't know how they could let it get so bad. Both are about emotions and a dysfunctional way of dealing with them. It seems any activity can be taken to an extreme and used as a way to self medicate. I find it fascinating. And daunting. How does one unlearn such deep rooted habits so connected to emotional need. How does one replace them on an instinctual level with healthier coping mechanisms.

Oh! I almost forgot...at the risk of jinxing myself...I think there is a very good chance I will be under 260 by my official Friday weigh in day! The scale has been moving steadily downward. Woohoo!

Happy, healthy Monday to all!

Yes, isn't the autism spectrum really fun sometimes? Ugh! We finally found a way of dealing with it it seems. We gave him an adult pill and I 'think' have taught him how to take it. It's a 'little' too strong for him (a wee little bit for his size/weight), but there really was no alternative. His temps under the arm were 104 which would be 105 in the mouth. Woke up all night to monitor his temps and gave him more meds at 1 am. Now at 8 am, no fever, but he's laying on the couch not looking so hot, so about to call the doctor. I'm sure it's a bacterial infection at this point which will mean more meds... will have to talk to her about how to get them into him.

About watching the hoarding shows. I'm glad that watching is helping you too. There are so many parallels, it's true. I found for myself, that my weight gain is/was a way to 'hide' for most of my adult life, but little by little over the years I worked on myself and I found that my eating got way better. I wasn't GAINING any more, so I knew that was a good and was even slowly losing. Of course, I was still WAY overeating, but something had changed. WHY I was eating was different than before. Addicted to carbs for sure.

zoodoo613
07-11-2011, 09:35 AM
Good Monday morning, everyone.

Scale read 199.6 this morning. Oh well.

The weekend did not go well, diet-wise. Friday I drove out to the Providence RI area (about 3.5 hours from me) to go out with my close friend who starts breast cancer treatment next week. I had anticipated that I would go a bit overboard. I don't know what happened, but I very much fell into old bad habits. I got fast food in the car, and some candy. If there's any plus side at all, its that the crap made me a little ill and I didn't go too nuts the rest of the night. Saturday was nearly as bad. I went back after the fact and calculated as best I could what the damage was. Friday: 2800, Saturday: 2150. All things considered, I'm lucky the scale wasn't higher.

I pulled myself back together yesterday. Had a fairly low calorie day, and lets face, I needed one. I did some shopping for the week, so I have some healthy stuff planned. I friend had a small concert in the evening and the venue host made some amazing desserts, which I tasted but did not pig out on. So here's to being back at it!

berryblondeboys
07-11-2011, 09:37 AM
I am wanting my weight to be on the lower side this week because I will be going to the Japanese restaurant and this weekend is my birthday. I don't want to have to count the calories in my birthday cake. :D

It doesn't matter where you are in your weight loss journey. If you are in maintenance or if you are actively losing, we all have to deal with the same issues. :dizzy:



Hello! :) i'm trying to go lower on my calories this week to make room for my birthday dinner on wednesday. I haven't had chicken a la king on tater tots in so long and I'm really looking forward to it. Is that bad? To look forward to a meal so much? Ah well, I'm doing it anyway! Have a good week, everyone!

Ah two birthday girls this week saving up on calories to enjoy a special treat! Hope they are great days for BOTH of you!

iamerican
07-11-2011, 09:39 AM
I am here just so busy I cannot even function. I am up .4 to245 this weigh in. Not bad from what I ate. Missing the thread- hoping to be back soon. Hope every one is doing GREAT!

berryblondeboys
07-11-2011, 09:40 AM
Good Monday morning, everyone.

Scale read 199.6 this morning. Oh well.

The weekend did not go well, diet-wise. Friday I drove out to the Providence RI area (about 3.5 hours from me) to go out with my close friend who starts breast cancer treatment next week. I had anticipated that I would go a bit overboard. I don't know what happened, but I very much fell into old bad habits. I got fast food in the car, and some candy. If there's any plus side at all, its that the crap made me a little ill and I didn't go too nuts the rest of the night. Saturday was nearly as bad. I went back after the fact and calculated as best I could what the damage was. Friday: 2800, Saturday: 2150. All things considered, I'm lucky the scale wasn't higher.

I pulled myself back together yesterday. Had a fairly low calorie day, and lets face, I needed one. I did some shopping for the week, so I have some healthy stuff planned. I friend had a small concert in the evening and the venue host made some amazing desserts, which I tasted but did not pig out on. So here's to being back at it!

Don't beat yourself up. Friday was a little high, but Saturday was probably below maintenance. These days happen, but it's not like you had a 5000 calorie day! Plus, you were driving and eating at different places and probably different times. Much of what you see on that scale is water weight. And I'm sorry about your friend facing cancer.

shishkeberry
07-11-2011, 10:32 AM
Blah, damn water weight. I was feeling good at getting so close to 25 lbs lost, and those tacos got me. 269.8 this morning, just barely holding on to the 260's. I guess I'm drinking a ton of water today. Water weight is very discouraging. I expected it but it's still a bummer.

Diana, your birthday is this week, too? Cancers, ftw! I can't believe I will be 28 this year. 30 is slowly creeping up on me. I almost can't wait, though. I can't wait to spend my 30's and beyond maintaining.

Diana3271
07-11-2011, 10:37 AM
Blah, damn water weight. I was feeling good at getting so close to 25 lbs lost, and those tacos got me. 269.8 this morning, just barely holding on to the 260's. I guess I'm drinking a ton of water today. Water weight is very discouraging. I expected it but it's still a bummer.

Diana, your birthday is this week, too? Cancers, ftw! I can't believe I will be 28 this year. 30 is slowly creeping up on me. I almost can't wait, though. I can't wait to spend my 30's and beyond maintaining.

Shishkeberry I hear you on the water weight! I'm dealing with it right now, too. Evil stuff! :devil: Try squeezing some lemon in your water. It seems to help. I don't have any lemon at the house right now or I would be drinking some lemon water. :lol: If you do this, make sure you drink it with a straw. You don't want the acid on the enamel of your teeth.

My Birthday is the 17th, this coming Sunday. I will be 43. :D Yep, I'm a Cancer, too.

LGW
07-11-2011, 10:39 AM
Ready to have another successful week!!

Start May 15 - 238
7/6 - 226
7/7 - 225.2 (-0.8)
7/8 - 225.6 (+0.4) - got home after 7? -I usually eat dinner between 5-7pm
7/9 - 224.4 (-1.2)
7/10 - 224.2 (-0.2)
7/11 - 224.2 (-0.0) - better than a gain!

LGW
Everyone must suffer 1 of 2 things - the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment -- author unknown

berryblondeboys
07-11-2011, 10:39 AM
Blah, damn water weight. I was feeling good at getting so close to 25 lbs lost, and those tacos got me. 269.8 this morning, just barely holding on to the 260's. I guess I'm drinking a ton of water today. Water weight is very discouraging. I expected it but it's still a bummer.



Tacos TOTALLY do me in. I gain every time I eat them too, but they otherwise are a great food for me! (I don't eat sour cream and go heavy on the veggies and lite on the cheese and shells - though I found great whole grain, low carb shells that help). But it's just water weight, not fat.

zoodoo613
07-11-2011, 10:47 AM
You know, I forgot to mention the positive things that happened this weekend.
1. I got my first (besides my mom) weight-loss noticer. I take it with a grain of salt, because she's one of the few people who knows I'm trying, but still was nice.
2. I tracked all that crap I ate, if retro-actively. I was sorely tempted not to, as I hadn't last weekend. But my entire strategy for staying on this weight loss journey revolves around continuing to track. So thinking back and writing everything down was really quite a victory for me.
3. I finally went t-shirt shopping. I'd received an email from Old Navy, and clicked on their size chart and thought their XXL or XL might fit me. As it turned out, I didn't get anything there, but I was pleased that the XXL tended to be too big. (Of course the XL were too small, so I'm not sure it's that much of a victory, but I'll take what I can get.) I think I'm more pear than I like to admit, because a few things were positively swimming around my chest but right around my hips. I've always known that when I try on a sleeveless top, the armholes swim on me, and I now think they're just expecting a broader back/chest than I have.

I eventually ended up at Kohl's (somewhere in the middle of MA, halfway between here and there) and got some 1X t-shirts. Last year I bought their 2X, so there's something. I also got a couple short-sleeve drape-y cardigans at Marshalls.

berryblondeboys
07-11-2011, 11:33 AM
You know, I forgot to mention the positive things that happened this weekend.
1. I got my first (besides my mom) weight-loss noticer. I take it with a grain of salt, because she's one of the few people who knows I'm trying, but still was nice.
2. I tracked all that crap I ate, if retro-actively. I was sorely tempted not to, as I hadn't last weekend. But my entire strategy for staying on this weight loss journey revolves around continuing to track. So thinking back and writing everything down was really quite a victory for me.
3. I finally went t-shirt shopping. I'd received an email from Old Navy, and clicked on their size chart and thought their XXL or XL might fit me. As it turned out, I didn't get anything there, but I was pleased that the XXL tended to be too big. (Of course the XL were too small, so I'm not sure it's that much of a victory, but I'll take what I can get.) I think I'm more pear than I like to admit, because a few things were positively swimming around my chest but right around my hips. I've always known that when I try on a sleeveless top, the armholes swim on me, and I now think they're just expecting a broader back/chest than I have.

I eventually ended up at Kohl's (somewhere in the middle of MA, halfway between here and there) and got some 1X t-shirts. Last year I bought their 2X, so there's something. I also got a couple short-sleeve drape-y cardigans at Marshalls.

Now see! There you go! LOTS of positives. If you keep doing what you are doing, you will continue to see progress - period.

Our shapes are hard to change. You will always be a pear shape, but will also lose the most there, so will get more and more evenly shaped. (My MIL is the same build).

K9Owner
07-11-2011, 12:09 PM
GM all :wave:
I am up on my scale--BIG SHOCK-- after Pina Coladas..right?? :rofl: NOT!!!
I'm not stressing about it. I am really learning that it is more beneficial to be OP more days than not and to try to be nice to myself when I have a previous "to :drool: for food" than I used to love. I refuse to live in a "Diet Box". This is a lifestyle and not something temporary.
So, since it's going to be a brisk 102F today with a mild heat index of 110-115F, I decided to get up at 6am and go downtown for a 4 mile run! :carrot:
I burned a mere 435 cals in 45 min. I'm happy about that!!
I feel great despite going overboard on my mom's awesome southern cooking yesterday. She made fried squash and I had 3 pieces :drool: I could have eaten the entire batch!!
I was canceled for low census at the hospital last nite and was very glad I didn't have to go in, especially since today will be :sunny: , HOT, and GORGEOUS!!!
:swim: for me :carrot:
:cheers: here's to a FABULAIRE OP week to all of us. Sending you all some :goodvibes & :dust: wherever you are on the map!!

mamakat
07-11-2011, 01:52 PM
Good Afternoon All
I wanted to stop in just in case I can't get back tonight. I am just about heading out the door to go shopping for the first time in a long time...a little anxious so I'm taking both kids for a buffer (I fear people :p). I have 4 meals planned this week for my daughter and I to cook. I haven't cooked in 3 years maybe a little less. I made an omelet for myself this morning before working out. I know it all sounds silly and sort of ridiculous for a grown woman to say that, but I have issues about cooking for the man :p Thanks mom. :lol:
I got in 45 mins on r bike which equals 12 miles.
I hope to stay on plan today and get more stuff done than I have in years. Who knows if this goes well maybe I'll go out into that big scary world alone one day. HA, baby steps.
I hope you all have a wonderful and healthy day. :)

MayoLover
07-11-2011, 02:23 PM
Hi, I'm new, and I definitely need someone (someones!) to check in with regarding food and exercise as I don't really like talking about it very much with family (because then I feel like Debbie Downer the Ultimate Food Party Pooper!).

I've been on plan for a whopping three days so far (not counting today, today will be FOUR, yippee!) and I've been doing a lot of reading to figure out how to make the mental/emotional changes that will help me make better choices for the rest of my life. I have binge-eating tendencies so I really need to tackle these behaviors and learn how to modify them!

My food plan is Ornish-like, with an emphasis on raw veggies and fruits and egg whites/fish/legumes. For exercise I walk and use a stationary bicycle, and today I rented a yoga DVD from the library, so I'm looking forward to adding that to my routine.

I look forward to getting to know everyone!

Diana3271
07-11-2011, 02:39 PM
MayoLover Hi and Welcome! :wave: We look forward to getting to know you, too. It sounds like you are off to a great start! :carrot:

alaskanlaughter
07-11-2011, 03:47 PM
i have to remind myself to stay on track today with my eating....ugh....we dont have to be at the hospital until after 12:30 so we're just home this morning...and, while i ate well, i feel ill and also like i just want to eat crap today...*sigh* two hours left until he goes to the hospital and then my afternoon will be pretty busy...and we stayed up late last night and son woke up earlier than usual so i didnt get much sleep either

alaskanlaughter
07-11-2011, 05:12 PM
weird....got my signature, created a tracker, pasted it just like i'm supposed to, and it still doesnt show....messed around some more and it still doesnt show up...i'm pretty savvy with computers, what am i missing?

i'll be back after the surgery/hospital thing to figure this out :)

alaskanlaughter
07-11-2011, 05:13 PM
and apparently there's my ticker!! LOL! problem solved!

SMess
07-11-2011, 05:22 PM
Hey y'all!

Well, that was one busy weekend I had :dizzy: - definitely glad to be done with it and back on the forum! I felt like poopy, not being able to track my meals. I've been trying to fill it in retroactively, since seeing the daily list of my intake is what keeps me on plan.

It's been a while since I've had the time to do personals, so....

zoodoo: Don't get discouraged! You're still in onederland, and that's something to be proud of! I had a bad weekend two in terms of staying OP, but today's a new day. I'm sorry to hear about your friend - my mom is a stage 4 breast cancer patient, so I feel for both of you. It's a tough time for everybody, but your friend is so blessed to have someone like you by her side! Sending some :hug: and :dust: your way!

shishkeberry: I often find that planning ahead to 'big meals' helps me stay OP until I get there. I feel like it's more than okay to look forward to an off-plan extravaganza, just so long as it doesn't happen every day, lol!

Diana: Are you going to one of those hibachi places? I love getting dinner and a show - so yummy! And that's a great tip about the lemon water, I'm definitely going to have to try that.

LGW: Sounds like it was a good week for you. Congrats! :carrot:

K9Owner: I can't think of a better way to spend a hot day than in the pool. :cool: You'll have those pina colada calories worked off in no time!

mamakat: Good luck with your shopping trip, I'm sure it will be great. :goodvibes:

iamerican: Glad to hear from you! :wave: Sorry to hear you're so busy, but we can't wait till you come back!

mayolover: :cheer2: Welcome to the forum! :cheer2: You've got a great plan set up, and this is just the place to find people to help you stick to it.

jeniansmom: I'm also a big-time hoarding show watcher. Watching those shows taught me so much about coping mechanisms people use to deal with the stresses in life. It doesn't matter if it's drugs, booze, food, or stuff - it all serves the same purpose and it's all something we can fix.

still: Congrats, mommy! My dad stayed at home with us when my brother and I were little, and my mom still hasn't gotten over how jealous she was!

Berry: How's the little one doing?

alaskan: Good luck with your husband's surgery :grouphug: - I hope things cool down for you guys!

I'm VERY EXCITED to say that I've just started the new Jillian 'Ripped in 30' program. It's the most ambitious workout routine I've ever tried :kickbutt:, and while it may turn into the 'Ripped in 60' program I was able to get through the first session last night without dying. It was definitely one of the hardest things I've ever had to get through, but I'm not as sore as I thought I would be and it's been a great boost to my spirits. :cb: I'm starting to realize that my biggest motivation for staying OP is the inches, not the pounds. I measured everything yesterday, will do again in a week to see how things look.

I hope everybody has a GREAT day, full of healthy choices and dissappearing pounds! :D

berryblondeboys
07-11-2011, 05:27 PM
OK, about to head to the doctor with my 6 year old. His fever most of the day has been around 99.3, but around the last 2 hours around 101.3 (under the arm). Much better than yesterday's 104 under the arm, but this is day 5 (started Thursday evening and was low grade until yesterday).

berryblondeboys
07-11-2011, 06:59 PM
And my little guy has a bad ear infection in his left ear. Right ear is sketchy. Left lymph node is very swollen and his throat is very red and swollen, but came back negative for strep. yet, we have asked him if his ears hurt repeatedly - and no... they don't hurt. Now, do they not hurt? or is he unaware of them hurting? (he has a high tolerance for pain as do many kids on the spectrum) or by some miracle he not feel it at all?

Doctor is sending away for a longer strep test, but he'll start meds tonight. I gave him a tylenol this evening as his temp keeps slowly rising. This six year old has figured out how to swallow a pill! So much better than trying to force a liquid. Doctor said the amoxicillin can be mixed with foods, so I'll mix it with pudding.

sukale
07-11-2011, 08:21 PM
Berry glad you know what is up with your little boy. Isn't it great when they can take a pill. Now you know how much medicine he is taking. I hated giving the liquid and they wouls spit half of it out and I had to guess how much more to give them.

SMess GREAT job doing Ripped. That is my dream to do one day.

alaskanlaughter how's the husband?

Diana I have been thinking about you and your little dog. :hug: My B-day is in July too, the 29th. I will be 36.

MayoLover Welcome and I LOVE your name.

mamacat we all got issues. Good that you are working on yours.

K9owner a 4 mile run in the humidity, you rock!!!

zoodoo613 going down a size has to feel awesome. I know that took a lot of hard work. Congrats.



So I am so happy the vacation is over and I can get back to normal. Here has been my day so far.

B Special K protein bar

L banana yogurt and nut clusters

D Lightly breaded chicken tenders, spinach souffle, and the bottom half of a biscuit. Why the bottom half? Because for some reason my 3 yr old will only eat the top half of any rolls or biscuits.

S for later I have some sugar free pudding setting up in the fridge

E I only did 1 mile walk today. I had to get caught up on all of the housework I let slack last week.

Hope everyone has a good Monday!!!!

abbysue715
07-11-2011, 08:30 PM
I completed the 5 mile walk at home dvd!! I had to stop once to get the kiddo back down for the rest of his nap. He had shots today so he's cranky. But I picked up right where I left off and kept going!!!!

AND when I left the hospital after having Landon I was barely into my 5x stretchy shorts and right now I am wearing 2x yoga pants! They are yoga pants so there is still a little give in them but still!

We went costco shopping this weekend and got a ton of healthy food. My DH present to me for how well I have been was a big indoor grill!!! WOOHOO!!! I have been talking about one for awhile and when we were at the store he said we should get it. I told him we didnt have to as it was more than we had planned to spend that week and he said that I have been working so hard and he wants to do something to help!!! We also got a case of turkey burgers, and chicken breasts, and we tried these chicken sausage things. They look like hot dogs but are chicken mixed with peppers and cheese. SOOO GOOD.

Anyways, I can just tell a difference in every aspect of my life at this point. My energy is higher so my confidence is higher so my marriage is benefiting. My son is benefiting because his mommy wants to do stuff now! My daycare kids are benefiting because I am a much happier caretaker. I am benefiting because I realize I am worth taking care of!

HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!!! Will be back for personals tonight. Landon is waking up!

IsabellaOlivia
07-11-2011, 09:00 PM
Ate 1650 calories today. Workout was ripped in 30 level 2 day 3. Burned 250 calories.

K9Owner
07-11-2011, 09:54 PM
Evening all! :wave:
I am so tired. I may fall right into bed after posting!

So, I located some new recipes in the books I got from the library! :yay: I tried a couple of them today and really liked them—except, the Chicken Broccoli Alfredo—I’m gonna have to tweak the mayo in this one, even using less mayo—it was still to much fat for me. However, the overall dish was scrumptious!!

½ Powerbar 180
FF Turkey Cheese Omelet, Siler’s Mixed Beans, Grilled Chicken Strips, Snap Beans 424
Crowdie, SBD Taco Bake 439
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo, Snap Beans 376
Total: 1419

Water: 104 oz + ( I lost count after 13 cups)
:running: 437

Crowdie
½ c Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (not quick)
¼ c Greek Yogurt
1/4 c US Almond Milk
Handful of Raspberries
1 pckt Splenda
Mix ingredients. Refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight. Enjoy!!

K9Owner
07-11-2011, 10:21 PM
I have to get a few personals in before I crash

Nikki: :yay: on SAHM!! You will probably NEVER regret this decision!! So happy for you!

Isabella: Great Job today! Keep up the good work!

AbbySue: :bravo: on all the above post! You should be proud your DH is so supportive!
I :love: this--- My energy is higher so my confidence is higher so my marriage is benefiting. My son is benefiting because his mommy wants to do stuff now! My daycare kids are benefiting because I am a much happier caretaker. I am benefiting because I realize I am worth taking care of!

Sukale: I don’t know that I fit in the “you rock” category :lol: esp. after Sunday’s feast! HA!!
So, I see your SW, CW, GW, but remind me again, please, how much you are losing typically in a week. Do you eat most days like this post from today?

Melissa: Hope your son feels better soon, so you can resume life as you know it. Mom’s lives are always affected when their little ones are ill.

SMess: Great job on the Ripped program. I hope you really like it and it produces some nice visible results for you ;)

Diana32: :hug: I’m still thinking about your baby. Hope he is doing ok under the circumstances.

Alaskan: Love the ticker! Love the loss! & LOVE LOVE LOVE your posts!! I’m not a psycho-maniac stalker :lol: I just love different cultures and people!!
Hope your DH is recuperating well after his surgery and your nerves aren’t in too many knots!

MayoLover: Hi and :wel3fc: Jump right in and post your food, plans, exercise, vents, whatever :lol: we’ll take any or all of it.
There is a forum for Binge eaters that you may find helpful here as well :) Best of luck to you!!

MamaKat: I know exactly what you mean about cooking for “the man” and “serving him his meal”. Heck, my mom even went as far as getting up from the table to get my dad extra tea when his glass was empty and hers was not. UHM—NOT!! I have issues! :rofl:
To this day, she still fixes everything for him. All he has to do is sit at the table—fork, napkin, prepared plate, drink, and anything else he needs is placed in front of him! WHAT?? I just started cooking again in April when I decided I was too fat! We usually ate out!

Hi Zoodoo, Darius, LGW, Shish, iUSAn

Happy Birthday to all of you lucky Cancers!!! I would have loved to have been born in July! Pool parties for birthdays—SWEET!!
Instead, I lucked out and got December, right AFTER the holidays—cold, wet, dark—YUCK!!

Diana3271
07-11-2011, 10:51 PM
Darius Hi :wave: It's good to see you check-in.

Zoodoo How did your day go? I feel better getting right back on plan. I hope it went well for you today. Great job on the positives and the NSV's!K

Erica Hi :wave: Glad you checked in.

LGW No change is good, sometimes. ;)

K9 I saw that you had SB cabbage rolls this past weekend. I searched for a recipe and found a couple different versions. Which one do you use? You would never know that anything is wrong with Magnum. His appetite hasn't changed. He hasn't gotten sick anymore. He still wants to play. I have noticed that he seems more tired now than he was a couple years ago. If I didn't know he was sick, I wouldn't think twice about the tiredness. I would think it was because he's getting older. I'm sure that its from the anemia. I'm grateful he's feeling so well.

Mamakat How did the shopping trip go? I hope it went well for you. :hug:

SMess We are going to a Hibachi place, but they don't cook in front of you. They cook it in the back and everyone has individual tables. The food tastes like the places where they cook in front of you. Good stuff! High sodium stuff! I will be complaining on Thursday about the sodium attacking me! :lol:

Berry I'm glad the Dr. figured out what's wrong with your little one. Congrats to him on being able to take a pill. :carrot: At least you can put the antibiotic in food. I hope he gets better quickly.

Sukale Hi :wave: Glad to see you check in. Where are you in SC? Thank you for thinking about us. :hug: I appreciate it. Magnum seems to be doing very well right now. It's amazing how resilient our pets are.

Abbysue Congrats on the extra energy and confidence. :hug: Great job on the 5 mile walk!

IsabellaOlivia Great job on your calories and workout.

Diana3271
07-11-2011, 10:55 PM
Total Approx 1470 + :coffee:

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

Lunch (375 Calories)
Natures Own 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Rounds 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 Calories
1/2 wedge lite LC cheese/Lettuce 25 Calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (730 Calories)
Bread w/butter 160 calories
Boiled Fresh okra 100 calories
Sirloin 250 calories
2 orders steamed veggies 220 calories

Exercise:
TF Fire 60

K9Owner
07-11-2011, 11:05 PM
Diana32: This says "2 generous servings", but I put this in my slow cooker (med size) and it makes like 10 cups. I use 1 cup per serving and DO NOT add rice. I serve it over beans. I also use crushed Rotel tomatoes. I like it HOT! I like red and green cabbage in it too!
SBD Lazy Cabbage Roll (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/entrees-phase-1/148111-lazy-cabbage-roll-casserole-p1-2-3-a.html)

My mom makes a variation using brown rice and she sautes the cabbage :drool: It is sooooo yummi. It's just cabbage, carrots, garlic, bells, onion, and ground turkey. She just sautes all of it and adds the rice and whala! Instant yumminess!

sukale
07-11-2011, 11:10 PM
k9owner

I wish I ate everyday like I ate today :D I was on vacation last week and that didn't go so well. I really am trying to do better this week. I also have a bad habit of eating the food my 3 yr old leaves behind. It is total mindless eating.

I went from 260's to 228-230 pretty fast. Now it seams I am stuck. I am now at a weight that I have been at for years. I think my body just likes this weight. I usually go down fast for a while, then stall, that have another quick drop. I am now just waiting for the next drop. I hope it comes soon, LOL.

mamakat
07-11-2011, 11:15 PM
I did it! I made my day. I did everything I said I would and I'm exhausted. I salute all of you for doing this on a regular basis. I did not like shopping, it was expensive, confusing and I forgot to use my coupons. Also I needed stuff from the regular grocery store. DH picked up on his way home. Everyone (including neighbor girl) liked what I made! I got compliments from 4 out of 5 :) My feet were swollen and my back was killing me (seriously I don't know how you all do it). But I did it and I feel accomplished :)
I came under calories and I had enough water to float a boat (so far 28-8oz, I think that's right). The recipe called for so much that (drum roll please) I have a whole other casserole for next week. BONUS. I'm exhausted so I am checking out without personals.
I hope you all have a wonderful night...see you tomorrow.

SMess
07-11-2011, 11:21 PM
Diana, I'm so glad to hear that Magnus is holding up okay. I lost my golden retriever, Jake, this past fall to paw cancer and it happened in a very similar way to what your talking about with Magnus. My mom thought he had a cut that had gotten infected, and I took him in to get tested. They said they'd get back to me but that I shouldn't worry.

Meanwhile, my 18 year old cat, Claude, was beginning to fail and I'd decided to put him down (which was very difficult on it's own - we'd found him three days after my parents adopted me, so we'd literally grown up together). The day before I took Claude, I got a phone call from the vet telling me that Jake had cancer and there was nothing they could do. He died two weeks later, at ten years old (another big shock - the two lab mixes we'd had before that had both lived to 16). But, even though the tumor was visible on his foot, those last two weeks were very good ones for him. The day that I took him in, we spent a lot of time laying in the sunshine and meditating about things. He was happy and calm, and in almost no pain - it was a good ending for him.

Of course, one of our previous lab-mixes had a stroke at 11 that the vet said would be fatal, and she lived another five years! Dogs really are amazing creatures, and I feel certain that no matter how long Magnus has left in this world that he will spend that time being happy and well-loved. :hug:

alaskanlaughter
07-11-2011, 11:23 PM
k9 - i love to talk about my life and growing up on the homestead and about my life in alaska now...i've often thought about writing some of that down because, when i talk with others, i realize that i had a childhood that's rare in this day and age

berry - it's definitely possible for ear infections not to hurt or for little kids not to notice them....my son, when he was 2ish, ruptured an ear drum from an ear infection that we never knew he even had! we were just playing one day and i noticed fluid coming from his ear...took him in and turned out to be a ruptured ear drum...there had been NO signs of an ear infection at ALL!

DH is out of surgery and doing good...he got to watch on the doctor's screen as they took out a good part of his meniscus in his knee...he is home now and i'm going out to fill his prescriptions next and pick up our son

Diana3271
07-11-2011, 11:24 PM
K9 Thanks for the link. I will take a look and print it out.

Sukale Keep working your plan. I'm sure you will have a drop soon.

Mamakat Congratulations on getting everything done! :bravo:

LGW
07-11-2011, 11:25 PM
Successful day! Our lunch today did not include salad but I survived.
Late day today, having dinner now -- usually try to do before 7...:-(

I've been on the same eating plan I posted for the last 54 days. I'm slowly learning how not to modify because I am I slowly finding foods that I love to eat. I just take one day at a time and seeing the weight come off has kept me motivated.

Keep up the good work everyone!

One of these days I will do personals because it adds such a personal touch to know that people are reading your post and responding to keep you motivated! I appreciate you guys that take the time to do so! Thanks!

LGW
I'm not where I want to be...but I am definitely not where I used to be....

Diana3271
07-11-2011, 11:30 PM
SMess Thank you for your post. Our dogs have always lived a long time, too. He will be the youngest to pass. We are amazed that he is doing so well and hope that it continues on this way.

alaskanlaughter I'm glad to hear that everything went well with your DH's surgery.

LGW Congrats on the on plan day! :carrot:

shishkeberry
07-11-2011, 11:38 PM
Summer birthdays aren't all that great when you're growing up. I always hated that I couldn't have a birthday party at school.

berryblondeboys
07-11-2011, 11:49 PM
k9 - i love to talk about my life and growing up on the homestead and about my life in alaska now...i've often thought about writing some of that down because, when i talk with others, i realize that i had a childhood that's rare in this day and age

berry - it's definitely possible for ear infections not to hurt or for little kids not to notice them....my son, when he was 2ish, ruptured an ear drum from an ear infection that we never knew he even had! we were just playing one day and i noticed fluid coming from his ear...took him in and turned out to be a ruptured ear drum...there had been NO signs of an ear infection at ALL!

DH is out of surgery and doing good...he got to watch on the doctor's screen as they took out a good part of his meniscus in his knee...he is home now and i'm going out to fill his prescriptions next and pick up our son

I think you should write things down because it is a 'days gone by' story. And who knew about 'silent' ear infections? Poor kid didn't even know what was making him sick!

And glad that your husband is doing OK. Good that they didn't have to completely knock him out - that grogginess is disconcerting.

berryblondeboys
07-11-2011, 11:53 PM
Summer birthdays aren't all that great when you're growing up. I always hated that I couldn't have a birthday party at school.

There's some truth to that. My oldest son's birthday is the tail end of August. It's either JUST back to school or the last weekend before school starts - whichever the case, near impossible to have a birthday party.

On the otherhand, my birthday is 2 weeks before Christmas and everyone is always busy around then or saving money. In college it was exams week, and when my husband was a professor - exams week from the other side. my husband was born on Orthodox Christmas (and his mother is Orthodox), so he always has to share Christmas traditions on his birthday so never really has a choice on what he wants to do or eat... So, I've concluded, many times a year aren't optimal to have a birthday.

K9Owner
07-12-2011, 12:01 AM
Summer birthdays aren't all that great when you're growing up. I always hated that I couldn't have a birthday party at school.

I did mention mine was right after the Christmas holiday (3oth). We were never in school. We were on Christmas vacation--which has been changed to be politically correct. It's now called "Winter Break" Geez!!
1/2 the year I was 1 age and the other 1/2 I was older.
My parents wouldn't allow me to "date" until I was 16 and since I started 1st grade a yr early and didn't do to kindergarten, that put me graduating at the ripe "old" age of 17! :rofl:
I was able to "date" 5 months of my Senior yr of high school!
:yay: me!!
Course, I've been married 8 yrs and we dated 3 yrs before marriage. So, I can't really complain, but it sucked at the time!

shishkeberry
07-12-2011, 12:15 AM
You're right, I skipped past that! Lol sorry. I bet you got double screwed with a birthday so close to christmas. Did you get less presents? I guess that's worse than not being able to bring in cupcakes for the class.
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I graduated at 17 as well. I worked at hersheypark at the time and even though I wasn't 18 yet they were allowed to make me work doubles (14 hr shift) since I was no longer in school. That was pretty terrible on tilt a whirl days. I hated working at that ride.

alaskanlaughter
07-12-2011, 12:59 AM
*jealous* i've never been on a tilt a whirl....or a roller coaster...or ferris wheel...or any of those amusement park rides...

just sitting down to eat a salad for dinner....carbs are well under 30-40 today, heck i barely ate all day because i just wasnt hungry (but most likely stressed)...got up to 80 degrees here! warmest we'll see in my rainforest all summer!

Pint Sized Terror
07-12-2011, 01:05 AM
Hi everyone! I just wanted to hop on and give you a little update and hopefully explain why I've been MIA.

Long story short, I left my husband. I got so burned out with his tantrums, drinking and overall negativity. Finally, during one fight, he blamed me for the dog eating his cake and called me a lazy *ss, as well as a terrible wife and mother. All in front of the kids. He told the kids I was going to leave, they thought I was going to leave them and became hysterical. Once I assured them I wasn't leaving, he told them I was going to take them and move away from HIM. They asked if it was true, still crying, and I told them yes. I packed the car full, stayed the night with a friend (during one of the most violent thunderstorms since the tornado) and drove the 12 hours back to my home state the next morning.

I haven't focused on weight loss, for obvious reasons, but I haven't gained anything. I've hooked the Wii up and will be able to work out for the first time since I got here 2 weeks ago. (GOD IT SEEMS LIKE I'VE BEEN HERE SO MUCH LONGER THAN THAT!!!)

I'm living in a VERY good community. It's honestly like Mayberry. One cop on duty every shift, all the neighbors know each other and get along (some tolerate), everyone takes pride in how well groomed their yards and houses are... No one even has to lock their doors at night. For real. :eek: I'm living with my aunt and uncle right now, but there are plenty of places I can rent once I have a job. I also have an interview at a really hard job, it's factory work, but a well paying job with GREAT benefits. My aunt works there and pulled some strings to get me on. The kids are adjusting. They miss Daddy of course, but I make a point of letting them call every night to talk to him about their day and say goodnight. If they want to call him at other times, I let them. Hubby is fairly accepting about all of this and we are able to communicate MUCH better over the phone. He even commented that he thinks he likes our relationship better as friends. I don't know about that, but yeaaah...

That's my update! I hope to keep up with the boards, but I doubt it will be much more frequent than a couple of times a week at best, at least until I get my own internet access.

Keep up the good work guys and gals!

alaskanlaughter
07-12-2011, 01:29 AM
woww what a couple weeks for you and your kids!! :hug::hug:so glad that you are settled somewhere and that things are stable and safe for you guys

darius
07-12-2011, 05:43 AM
Hi Pint Sized Terror - I'm glad you're somewhere safe. It's nice to see you back. I hope that everything will continue to go OK for you and your children.

jeniansmom
07-12-2011, 07:54 AM
alaskan glad to hear your DH is doing well

berry my son doesn't know he has an ear infection til his ear drum is close to rupturing and overall he does not have a high pain threshold. Fortunately he doesn't get them often anymore, between getting adjusted, taking good quality supplements and growing enough that there is better angle for drainage.

Yesterday was a pretty good day. My fasting blood sugars are improving. I know once I add exercise into the mix everything will improve greatly. Having a real mental block with exercise this time around. TTOM needs to start soon, I am cranky The heat doesn't help. DH and I finally got the ACs in the living room and our son's room last night so the house will be much more comfortable now. My electric bill won't be, but oh well.

Am going to be trying to remove viruses, etc from someone's laptop, scanning pics to make a video for a memorial service, taking the boy to a follow up orthodontist appt, and picking up an extra closing shift this week. Going to be a busy week.

Happy, healthy day to all :)
Jen

Diana3271
07-12-2011, 08:30 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Weigh In: 143.6
Down: 1 pound

Pint I'm glad to see you check in. Wow! I can't believe everything that has happened with you in the last couple of weeks. Hang in there. You are out of that situation and you can probably think more clearly. I'm glad you are able to stay with your Aunt and Uncle and it's a better environment for you and your children. :hug:

MayoLover
07-12-2011, 08:47 AM
Thank you for the welcome!

I completed day four on-plan and now I'm onto day five, yay! Yesterday was one of those days where staying on plan wasn't that hard (thankfully). I'm eating a lot of veggies so I'm not feeling too much hunger. I used to eat almost exclusively processed foods in the form of frozen meals and I am definitely feeling a bit of a withdrawal from that stuff.

Does anyone know if there is a big difference in green teas? I am going to replace my morning coffee with green tea and I bought Lipton "Pure Green Tea" at the store yesterday.

Diana3271 - Thank you for the welcome!

alaskanlaughter Hang in there, that's alot of stress to be dealing with!


SMess - Thanks for the welcome, you guys are so nice! Is the Ripped in 30 program a weight lifting program?


berryblondeboys I'm sorry to hear about your son's ear infection. Interesting that he reports no pain in his ears, but it sounds like he's lucky to not be feeling it!

sukale - Thanks for the warm welcome!

shishkeberry
07-12-2011, 09:41 AM
Alaskan! You don't know what you're missing! Roller coasters are amazing! That's actually one of my reasons for finally losing weight. Last time my weight was as high as my starting weight I couldn't fit on the rides. I might be able to now, not sure. I'm too afraid to try this summer, but I am definitely getting on some coasters next year. My DF and I want to travel go on a roller coaster tour to different amusement parks around the world when the kids are grown and we can retire. That's my dream.
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Hey guess what? I had a whoosh this morning! Back down to 267! Hopefully the rest of the water weight doesn't take too much longer. Have a good day, all! And welcome mayolover!

zoodoo613
07-12-2011, 09:43 AM
Mornin'!

Feeling good to be back on track. I had another low calorie day yesterday. We ended up having just salad for dinner, since I had lettuce that I needed to use that or it would be too late. Produce is so exciting in the summer. The salad was all local, except the avocado. I also took a 3 mile walk in the evening, which felt really good. My new shoes (few weeks back, but haven't used them many times. My feet have been putting in a lot of hiking boot time) seem to be working out.

I'm trying out an exercise ball instead of a chair. It's getting my butt sore. I can't decide if it's a bad sore or a good sore, so I'm switching to my regular chair when I really start feeling it.

This morning was the silliest thing ever. I thought about riding my bike in to work, but I ended up wasting too much time here doing silly frame measurements, and didn't have time to ride in. So ridiculous!

Hope everyone has a good day!

Oh! I'm down to 197.2 this morning. Just when I was thinking of mentally resetting my "set" point to 199.

berryblondeboys
07-12-2011, 10:06 AM
And little guy is still sleeping (that's 12 hours). He must have been feeling some discomfort and just didn't realize it or it wasn't pinpointable or something. Poor kid. Fever is gone too - I've checked on him a couple times through the night. "I" feel better too getting more sleep.

Pint I'm glad you are in a better environment for you and for the kids. Stability is so important to kids, you know that more than anyone.

Mayolover Welcome to the board! There are so many different kinds of green tea. There's plain, which is alright, but flavors make them awesome - like Constant Comment Green tea and Green tea with Mango or Pomegranate. We drink a lot of tea at home - Yum! Yum! One of our favorite teas, but it's herbal (well, I think there is a caffeinated version too) is Good Earth Original tea. It's a spicy cinnamonish tea. We have a tea drawer always stocked with at least 15 different teas.

Jeniansmom It is REALLY hard to get motivated to exercise when it's too hot = so true. But so glad taht your numbers are getting better and better!

Sukale You won't be stuck forever. Just keep the calories steady (not going too high or too low) and keep moving and the body will catch up

mamakat Good job on shopping (and if you haven't shopped for awhile, yes, you would be shocked at prices) and at cooking! Yay you! Just be careful about over-hydration. 224 ounces is A LOT - unless you were out in the heat all day and sweating like a pig. I don't know how much is too much, but there is a point of too much.

SMess Ripped in 30 is something I've been afraid to try, don't ask me why, I don't know! Measuring is a good idea too, just don't get too frustrated if they seem to move slow - everyone is so different in that, but even small changes make big differences!

Abbysue Your enthusiasm and excitement is catching! Way to go!!!! And I love, love, love grilling. I have a fairly big grill. One one side I have a veggie pan (kind of looks like a cookie sheet with holes in it) and the other side is for meats. i'll slice up some veggies, toss them in olive oil and grill them up and on the other grill chicken or pork or chicken sausages (the yummy more natural ones with mango or apple and gruyere). Food has to taste good!

IsabellaOlivia Way to keep it up! Consistency is the key!

K9owner Love that you are trying new recipes that will work for you. I need to go through my cookbooks and do that too. I just go back to what I know most of the time and don't take time to learn new. Sometimes I even forget about some of our favorites!

Sorry if I missed anyone today or yesterday.

berryblondeboys
07-12-2011, 10:09 AM
Mornin'!

Feeling good to be back on track. I had another low calorie day yesterday. We ended up having just salad for dinner, since I had lettuce that I needed to use that or it would be too late. Produce is so exciting in the summer. The salad was all local, except the avocado. I also took a 3 mile walk in the evening, which felt really good. My new shoes (few weeks back, but haven't used them many times. My feet have been putting in a lot of hiking boot time) seem to be working out.

I'm trying out an exercise ball instead of a chair. It's getting my butt sore. I can't decide if it's a bad sore or a good sore, so I'm switching to my regular chair when I really start feeling it.

This morning was the silliest thing ever. I thought about riding my bike in to work, but I ended up wasting too much time here doing silly frame measurements, and didn't have time to ride in. So ridiculous!

Hope everyone has a good day!

Oh! I'm down to 197.2 this morning. Just when I was thinking of mentally resetting my "set" point to 199.

Yay! on getting back on track - not that you ever really got off track which really does show that you are making a great life change.

The exercise ball as a chair. Only time I used an exercise ball was when I was in labor - it was great!

zoodoo613
07-12-2011, 10:51 AM
Yay! on getting back on track - not that you ever really got off track which really does show that you are making a great life change.

The exercise ball as a chair. Only time I used an exercise ball was when I was in labor - it was great!

That's my only previous experience with it too. :D I don't know if I'd so so far as "great", but I'll give it "slightly more tolerable than any other position I could be in".

mamakat
07-12-2011, 10:59 AM
Good Morning Everyone

Cute story about when my son was 3. He had been dealing with a few fevers here and there and I would tell him he had to take medicine to help his fever. He was good at taking it (so glad for that). One day out of the blue he came up to me and said "Mama, I have a beaver in my ear." I of course had no idea what the heck he was talking about, but he would say that through out the day. I finally caught on, his ear ached. I took him in to the doctors (always taking the kids in even for minor stuff as I don't have family and friend references to how to raise kids...we are pretty solo here). Turns out he had an ear infection and a fever. He said "yep, I have a beaver in my ears." We discovered two things that day...he's super smart and he couldn't pronounce is f's yet. LOL.

alaskan I'm glad that your husband made it home safely. I didn't see if you conquered that closet or not, did you? I hate cleaning closets.

pint I'm so glad that you had the courage to get you and the children to a safe place. I think deciding to go is probably harder than actually going. I hope all continues to go well. I send you all the best wishes I have :)

darius hi, I see you popping every once in awhile. How are you doing way over in Japan. My son is in love with all things Japan. He has plans to move there one day and become an anime artist. He's hoping first to go to San Francisco to study art.

jeni I love Maine, sometimes we vacation there at an Uncle's cabin. I believe it snows there more than here otherwise I would ask to live there. I was under the impression it was cool enough to without A/C, but I see that it's not. :) My DH woke me up early and told me to start cooling off my room before the sun got to hot. This is our hottest week so far this summer.

mayolover welcome :wave: I think all teas are beneficial (brewed not crystalized). I read recently that green tea is great for fight against breast cancer. One cup/glass brings your chances down a % and so on with how much you drink a day. Regular black teas have a fighting power too, just not as strong. I've heard caffeine is good and it's bad. Moderation :)

shishke great job on the whoosh!

zoodoo so are you saying you got a surprise of 2# down. That's nice.

diana I'm glad puppy is doing better. I know that whenever my puppy gets ill I feel sad for it. She can't tell me she's sick or where it hurts, unlike my two (see top story :p). And it gets harder to understand as they get older/slower. I'm so glad he's doing better.

berry glad your little one is getting better. My kids always took pills better than liquid.. Liquid smells and tastes bad and that's a hard combination for a kid to swallow and also believe that it's good for them. My doctors were always impressed when I asked for a pill form for them rather than liquid...so much easier. Also I'm not sure if I'm drinking too much during the day. I used to drink a 12 pack of diet soda a day, but have now gone down to 3-4 and in between I keep a tumbler w/straw that hold 35.7 oz of water. I usually have one before exercise and one during and one after. By that time I've already made my water quota, but still have the day away. I guess I drink a lot right now because it's hot and the water is ice cold which seems to cool me off. I don't know if that's true :p I also have medications that say "keep hydrated". I once nearly died of heat stroke and dehydration (living AZ then) that is very very painful. I never want that to happen again. :lol: who would. Anyway I'll look it up and see if I'm drowning my insides and maybe try to drink slower if I am. Thanks. :)

I'll try to do more later. I hope everyone has a happy and healthy day.

mlgibson
07-12-2011, 11:09 AM
So, I'm having a mini celebration...

I started this a month ago, losing weight and getting healthy.

And since 6/12 I have gone from 186 to 168.2
I measured today, the true test in my eyes and always something I avoid. Some areas lost .25 of an inch, others 2 inches. All together I lost 12.25 inches...! I'm a happy girl this morning.

Vixsin
07-12-2011, 11:14 AM
8 189.4 -.2
9 188.6 -.8
10 188.8 +.2
11 189.2 +.4
12 190.0 +.8

Good Morning All!! :grouphug:

Yesterday was crazy and I wasn't able to get my check-in. All of the gains are due to lack of proper sleep. Every single one of them. I have done outstanding with my eating and I did all of that cleaning over the weekend so it wasn't a problem getting all of my movement in. It is all due to lack of sleep. 100%. For the rest of the week, sleep is my focus. I am feeling tired today and my body feels heavy. I am on plan with my eating and I am doing great with the Yoga!!!

I was able to do Bob Harper's entire 60 minute session last night!! :yay: :woohoo: My poses are modified to the max, but it was the point that I made it through the workout. I look forward to my flexibility increasing and being able to hold a deeper stretch.

I've got much work to do AND a lot of reading to catch up on! Missed you guys! Hope everyone is doing great!!!

:grouphug:

mamakat
07-12-2011, 11:22 AM
Awesome job mlgibson!

SMess
07-12-2011, 11:42 AM
Morning all!

I have a random day off today - I think I'm going to use it to start working on my latest free-lance job, designing facebook pages for a local franchise. It's the kind of work I like, where I can do things at my own pace and still make a decent paycheck from it. :D I'm going to have to take some classes in html scripting before I navigate beyond facebook, but right now I'm just taking things slow. I'm thinking maybe if my mom is having a good day that I can put her out in the back yard with the sunshine. She loves watching the new dog (a black lab named Millie, 20 months old) run around like a crazy woman, and it makes me feel better to get her away from the TV. Everybody's happy! :cool:

shishkeberry: You worked at Hershey? I worked at Dorney! Had a job there for six years, three years in high school and three in college. I worked in admissions and customer service. I'd have much rather been in ride ops. We never had too many happy customers coming into say thanks, mostly outraged parents complaining about having to pay the adult price for their 50-inch-tall 9 year old. Although, I don't know how I would have fared smelling like chocolate all the time... ;) My birthday is August 15th, and I can't remember the last time I wasn't working on it. This year will be the first time in forever... I'll be flying on the 15th this year, coming back from abroad. Yipee!!

K9Owner: If it makes you feel any better, my dad told me I wasn't allowed to date until I was 35. And he was completely serious. :rolleyes: Although, hiding all those men (really, just one) did add a little spice to things...

alaskan: Glad to hear things went well with your husband! :hug: When everybody's feeling better you should definitely make an epic journey to an amusement park. It's great to go, even just once, and it makes a wonderful memory for the little ones.

Pint: I don't think I've been on the forum since you last posted, so hello! I'm sorry to hear about your troubles, but I'm so proud of you for taking the situation into your own hands and doing what needed to be done. My grandparents fought viciously with each other when they were married, but after they divorced they eventually ended up becoming really close friends. From the sound of things, that's the direction you and your husband are headed in, and I hope things are able to turn out well. :hug:

jeniansmom: Sounds like you have a busy day ahead of you, but AC does make a world of difference. There's no way I'd be able to get my jillian workout done without it.

Diana: Congrats on the pound! :congrat:

MayoLover: I used to be a frozen dinner junkie myself. They're just so darn convenient! But now I can't even bring myself to open the freezer and look at them, they just make me feel gross!

zoodoo: Congrats on getting back OP! I also love summer produce. There's a million farmer's markets in my area, and I just love picking up potatoes that still got dirt on em'! ;)

Berry: So glad to hear that both your son AND yourself have gotten some rest. Worrying over sick kids is the worst. Glad to hear things are on the up and up, and I hope they stay that way! :getwell:

mamakat: Wow, I can see why you want to stay hydrated! I've always been big on drinking H2O, I just get really thirsty all the time! It's only been recently that I've discovered just how beneficial it is.

mlgibsion: WOO HOO!!!! :bravo: 12.25 inches! That's amazing, great work!!! :carrot:

vixsin: Congrats on toughing it out and finishing the workout! :cp: That's also a huge deal for me too - I love the feel of being able to finish something so challenging.

My weigh in for this week is 231.4, which is less than it was three days ago but still pretty high in terms of WW. I swear, the women in my family gain more WW than just about everybody I know. My mom and I both average 5lbs of gain, and my grandmother said she was usually about 3-4. Crazy! :dizzy: But I'm happy to say that I finished day 2 of week 1 on the Ripped program. I thought being sore from the day before would make it worse, but I actually wasn't that sore and it felt good to move around and reallllly sweat. Now, if I can just get my diet re-focused after this weekend, I'll be all set!

Have a great day, everybody!

mlgibson
07-12-2011, 11:59 AM
Hi everyone! I just wanted to hop on and give you a little update and hopefully explain why I've been MIA.

Long story short, I left my husband. I got so burned out with his tantrums, drinking and overall negativity. Finally, during one fight, he blamed me for the dog eating his cake and called me a lazy *ss, as well as a terrible wife and mother. All in front of the kids. He told the kids I was going to leave, they thought I was going to leave them and became hysterical. Once I assured them I wasn't leaving, he told them I was going to take them and move away from HIM. They asked if it was true, still crying, and I told them yes. I packed the car full, stayed the night with a friend (during one of the most violent thunderstorms since the tornado) and drove the 12 hours back to my home state the next morning.

I haven't focused on weight loss, for obvious reasons, but I haven't gained anything. I've hooked the Wii up and will be able to work out for the first time since I got here 2 weeks ago. (GOD IT SEEMS LIKE I'VE BEEN HERE SO MUCH LONGER THAN THAT!!!)

I'm living in a VERY good community. It's honestly like Mayberry. One cop on duty every shift, all the neighbors know each other and get along (some tolerate), everyone takes pride in how well groomed their yards and houses are... No one even has to lock their doors at night. For real. :eek: I'm living with my aunt and uncle right now, but there are plenty of places I can rent once I have a job. I also have an interview at a really hard job, it's factory work, but a well paying job with GREAT benefits. My aunt works there and pulled some strings to get me on. The kids are adjusting. They miss Daddy of course, but I make a point of letting them call every night to talk to him about their day and say goodnight. If they want to call him at other times, I let them. Hubby is fairly accepting about all of this and we are able to communicate MUCH better over the phone. He even commented that he thinks he likes our relationship better as friends. I don't know about that, but yeaaah...

That's my update! I hope to keep up with the boards, but I doubt it will be much more frequent than a couple of times a week at best, at least until I get my own internet access.

Keep up the good work guys and gals!

Wow. Good for you, leaving such a negative situation. I hope things continue to look up for you and your children.

K9Owner
07-12-2011, 12:04 PM
This is totally RANDOM and totally off my USUAL routine, but
this is just for you MELISSA--b/c you have been so hard-core on me about water weight and not freaking out over the slightest little fluctuations! :rofl:

If anyone remembers, I gained the week before last and only lost 0.2 last week, had a decent weekend, but gained after I did "core" abwork on Saturday, then gained again after Sunday's feast at my mom's. I really didn't stress too much about it--even though all those gains were 3.6 lbs :fr:
So, this morning, I graced my scale and had a 3.6 lb WOOSH!

Thank you, Melissa, for coaching me through--even though you didn't realize at the time I was really listening to you!

The wonderful people on this thread has been the key source to my endurance on this race with modifying my lifestyle and eating habits. And, I'd like to personally thank each of you!

You guys ROCK!! :grouphug:

zoodoo613
07-12-2011, 12:07 PM
This is totally RANDOM and totally off my USUAL routine, but
this is just for you MELISSA--b/c you have been so hard-core on me about water weight and not freaking out over the slightest little fluctuations! :rofl:

If anyone remembers, I gained the week before last and only lost 0.2 last week, had a decent weekend, but gained after I did "core" abwork on Saturday, then gained again after Sunday's feast at my mom's. I really didn't stress too much about it--even though all those gains were 3.6 lbs :fr:
So, this morning, I graced my scale and had a 3.6 lb WOOSH!

Thank you, Melissa, for coaching me through--even though you didn't realize at the time I was really listening to you!

The wonderful people on this thread has been the key source to my endurance on this race with modifying my lifestyle and eating habits. And, I'd like to personally thank each of you!

You guys ROCK!! :grouphug:

Whoa! That's nice to see, isn't it! Great job!

berryblondeboys
07-12-2011, 12:29 PM
This is totally RANDOM and totally off my USUAL routine, but
this is just for you MELISSA--b/c you have been so hard-core on me about water weight and not freaking out over the slightest little fluctuations! :rofl:

If anyone remembers, I gained the week before last and only lost 0.2 last week, had a decent weekend, but gained after I did "core" abwork on Saturday, then gained again after Sunday's feast at my mom's. I really didn't stress too much about it--even though all those gains were 3.6 lbs :fr:
So, this morning, I graced my scale and had a 3.6 lb WOOSH!

Thank you, Melissa, for coaching me through--even though you didn't realize at the time I was really listening to you!

The wonderful people on this thread has been the key source to my endurance on this race with modifying my lifestyle and eating habits. And, I'd like to personally thank each of you!

You guys ROCK!! :grouphug:

Ah, you're welcome! And you've helped us all here too - that's what's great about this site and this thread. WIth all our experiences and heads, we can puzzle through this together easier than alone!

And Woohoo!!!! Gotta love big whooshes!!!! (Even though those water gains are hard to handle while they are happening).

Ok, off to go pump some iron.

alaskanlaughter
07-12-2011, 01:38 PM
good morning! im still tired today from my stressful day yesterday...i didnt get around to the closet cleaning yesterday because we got an invite at the last minute to join a friend and her daycare kids at the big playground by the lake...so as soon as DH went to the hospital, my son and i went down there for several hours and it helped keep my mind off DH and keep myself busy...it was really hot yesterday too and it's going to be hot today also...i'm taking the kids to the beach today while it's nice out...

abbysue715
07-12-2011, 01:43 PM
Good Morning Everyone!

My numbers from yesterday were 8640 steps walked. Which is much closer to my goal of 10000 a day. 1340 calories consumed. 2987 calories burned. My legs and feet are a little sore today but I believe that is because I didn't wear shoes yesterday while I did my dvd. ( BAD BAD BAD idea)

The baby feels better today and I only have 2 daycare kids instead of 3 so today should be a little less chaotic. Went to another overeaters anonymous meeting last night and I got up the nerve to talk. After the meeting about 5 different people came up to me and thanked me for sharing so that felt really good. I was supposed to call someone from there this morning but apparently didn't save the number in my phone correctly! Ah!

Hope everyone has a great on-plan day today!!!

LindseyLou
07-12-2011, 06:15 PM
Helllloooo ladies! :wave:

Been doing ok since I posted last. Yesterday was DH & I's anniversary so I splurged a little, but today I'm happy to report I've been on track all day and intend to stay on track for dinner.

Off to work on homework...yippee! :rolleyes: Hope y'all are doing fabulous! :D

darius
07-12-2011, 07:15 PM
It's already July 13th here where I am so HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHISHKEBERRY!!!!

mamakat
07-12-2011, 07:40 PM
Good Evening All,
I had the worst restless leg last night so I ended up crashing today for 3 hours! Only after I made myself breakfast, lunch and snack. I also got in my 12 miles and lower body weights.
I'm sad though because my youngest is staying over a friend's and it's soo hot today that DH wants to bring home pizza instead of cook. :( I shopped and planned for the whole week. Oh well. I will have to suffer pizza toppings (no crust) bluk. I wish I would've remembered chef salad before hanging up. :lol: I was still waking up from nap.
I had a 3# whoosh and am almost back to my lower weight. I'll change ticker every Monday if I can remember. Berry I looked up the water thing and you're right there's such a thing of too much. Which stinks because if I'm calculating this right those tumblers I drink from are just a bit over 1litre. I've already had 5 and I'm thirsty! All the articles suggested around 2. It's going to be hard for me to drink slower, but I guess I must do what I must do...but starting tomorrow. What? I said I was thirsty :)
I hope you all have a wonderful and healthy night.

berryblondeboys
07-12-2011, 08:27 PM
mamakat I tend to have problems with restless legs when I'm over tired, so it's a terrible spiral - I get more tired because of restless legs and then I get them more often.

I will say, however, I haven't had to deal with them for at least 4 months, so i think getting thinner and fitter is helping - a lot.

But, a real world friend sent me some info on a yoga pose to do for restless legs and it's called the "legs up the wall" pose. So, on the nights I have this, I 'll go to the family room and do this for 5-10 minutes and it works for me! I can go back to sleep and the legs calm down.

Hope it helps you!

http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/6-yoga-poses-for-insomnia/

shishkeberry
07-12-2011, 09:10 PM
Thank you, darius! :)
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SMess, yeah I worked there for three seasons 99-01. I was dumb and quit to spend more time with my then BF. I miss working there. The pay was crappy but the perks were awesome.

alaskanlaughter
07-12-2011, 09:48 PM
very very sunburned today...5 hours on the beach with 4 kids...went over on my carbs, not an outrageous amount but because all that was with us to eat was kids food and i ate a little of it...not alot, not a pig-out on kids' treats, but enough to push my carbs higher than i'd like...am dreading going out to run errands later because i'm so sunburned that my skin hurts...i've sunburned before to the point where most of my body is covered in blisters and i'm sunsick and nauseous...i'm not there yet today but when my skin starts to hurt when i move, it's time to head inside

zoodoo613
07-12-2011, 10:19 PM
mamakat I tend to have problems with restless legs when I'm over tired, so it's a terrible spiral - I get more tired because of restless legs and then I get them more often.

I will say, however, I haven't had to deal with them for at least 4 months, so i think getting thinner and fitter is helping - a lot.

But, a real world friend sent me some info on a yoga pose to do for restless legs and it's called the "legs up the wall" pose. So, on the nights I have this, I 'll go to the family room and do this for 5-10 minutes and it works for me! I can go back to sleep and the legs calm down.

Hope it helps you!

http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/6-yoga-poses-for-insomnia/
Ooh, I'm excited by this! I don't have sleeping trouble, but my husband does. I'm going to try to get him to go through the routine with me. He's done some yoga, but could probably use some help figuring them out.

berryblondeboys
07-12-2011, 11:23 PM
Berry I looked up the water thing and you're right there's such a thing of too much. Which stinks because if I'm calculating this right those tumblers I drink from are just a bit over 1litre. I've already had 5 and I'm thirsty! All the articles suggested around 2. It's going to be hard for me to drink slower, but I guess I must do what I must do...but starting tomorrow. What? I said I was thirsty :)
I hope you all have a wonderful and healthy night.

There is a large range of water needs. WHile too little is a problem, so is too much, but the inbetween is HUGE. So, if you are thirsty, DRINK! Maybe you are on a medication that makes you thirstier, I don't know, but I just wanted to warn you about over-hydration too (something to be aware of more than anything). Maybe keep track of how much you are drinking too. And then talk about it with your doctor. It can be extremely serious!

Editing to add this from http://chemistry.about.com/cs/5/f/blwaterintox.htm:

It's Not How Much You Drink, It's How Fast You Drink It!

The kidneys of a healthy adult can process fifteen liters of water a day! You are unlikely to suffer from water intoxication, even if you drink a lot of water, as long as you drink over time as opposed to intaking an enormous volume at one time. As a general guideline, most adults need about three quarts of fluid each day. Much of that water comes from food, so 8-12 eight ounce glasses a day is a common recommended intake. You may need more water if the weather is very warm or very dry, if you are exercising, or if you are taking certain medications. The bottom line is this: it's possible to drink too much water, but unless you are running a marathon or an infant, water intoxication is a very uncommon condition.

Diana3271
07-12-2011, 11:52 PM
I just wanted to tell everyone hello. :wave: I'm sorry that I didn't have time for personals. We were busy at the shop today and I just got home. I hope you sleep well tonight. See everyone in the morning. :wave:

Total Approx 1440 Calories + :coffee:

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

Lunch (375 Calories)
Natures Own 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Rounds 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 Calories
1/2 wedge lite LC cheese/Lettuce 25 Calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (700 Calories)
Grilled Mahi 200 calories
Grilled Shrimp 200 calories
Grilled crab cake 200 calories
Veggies (snow peas,zucchini, yellow squash) 100 calories

Exercise:
Check-In:
KCM's 30 MTF Lift Powersculpting w/8's
TF Fire 45 EZ w/weighted gloves

iamerican
07-13-2011, 12:38 AM
Great to see everyone's losses. Congrats K9 on your whoosh! Whoop!

Diana: Your workout looks intense! You rock it!

Decieded that starting tomorrow I am keeping track of numbers of days on plan. Whoop!

alaskanlaughter
07-13-2011, 01:24 AM
i am not EVEN gonna count up carbs today...it was definitely a "not on track" day...not an all out food fest but still, far more than is good for me or my blood sugar levels...bites of kids' food, bites of their dinner, a marshmallow...and there WILL be smores tonight and i plan on having a few...and just enjoy it and then get right back to a good eating plan tomorrow....

alaskanlaughter
07-13-2011, 02:09 AM
i am not EVEN gonna count up carbs today...it was definitely a "not on track" day...not an all out food fest but still, far more than is good for me or my blood sugar levels...bites of kids' food, bites of their dinner, a marshmallow...and there WILL be smores tonight and i plan on having a few...and just enjoy it and then get right back to a good eating plan tomorrow....

hey i can quote myself!! i'm special!

i am already regretting eating the smores...warning: TMI ahead....within minutes of eating them, massive diarrhea and probably more to come...ugh, i'm taking that as a lesson learned...it's worse than when i ate sugar alcohols the other week

mamakat
07-13-2011, 02:25 AM
:celebrate: :bday2you: :woo: :bday2:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHISHKEBERRY

I hope you have a wonderful day and a marvelous year.

jeniansmom
07-13-2011, 07:40 AM
Good morning everyone :)
TTOM is finally here. Yay! Blood sugars haven't been over 165. I picked up my theraband and did a few things with it yesterday. It's a tiny step, but still a step. Food had been pretty good. And unofficially I'm under 260. Crossing my fingers that it will be official on Friday when I do my weekly weigh in.
Still cranky and headachy but I expect that to improve as TTOM goes away and hopefully this heat lets up.

Yay for K9 :)

Happy birthday shishkeberry!

Awesome job mlgibson!

abbysue: so glad OA is going well for you!

Will try to do more personals soon. I read everything and think about you all. Such a great group, so much caring and support!

Happy, healthy hump day to all :)
Jen

Diana3271
07-13-2011, 08:40 AM
Shishkeberry HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

:bday2you: :celebrate: :bday2you:

Diana3271
07-13-2011, 08:41 AM
Good Morning Everyone! :wave:

I got up this morning and it appears that Magnum is having a bad day, no energy and not moving around much. It's amazing how things can change from day to day. We will see how things go with him today.

Weigh In: 143.2
Down: .4

jomatho
07-13-2011, 09:03 AM
In case you guys were wondering, I am still alive! Weight is holding steady at 182.X and seems to really like it there. I am not stressing, just continuing on with my plan and see what happens. I am pretty happy with my body right now (did I say that?), but know I want to lose more, so I will keep trying, but enjoying what I have accomplished too. Sometimes I get too focused on down the road and forget to appreciate the here and now.
So the reason I have been MIA is partially due to my weight loss. I think losing weight has overflowed into other areas of my life and I started cleaning and purging. Then, I had so much stuff to get rid of I decided to have a garage sale. It has been about 5 years since a move or a sale so we have a ton of crap. I will be busy with this for another week or so and that leads into DH vacation time, so I will be hit or miss on the boards. My goal for the next 1-2 weeks is maintenance, but any loss will of course be welcomed! No gains!
Couple things stood out as I skimmed the thread,
Pint, sorry you are going through all that, you are a strong woman!
Shiskberry, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
K9, :yay: for the whoosh, you deserve it!
Diana, so sorry Magnum is not doing well :hug:

berryblondeboys
07-13-2011, 09:15 AM
Happy birthday to Shishkaberry! From one berry to another!

IsabellaOlivia
07-13-2011, 09:26 AM
My BMI is in the healthy weight range:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

I was at the doctor today, and part of the medical exam in England is to be weighed. My weight was 61,2 kilos, which puts me in the healthy weight BMI range. Such a great step towards my lifestyle change.

zoodoo613
07-13-2011, 09:50 AM
Happy Birthday shiskaberry!

Back to my low! 196.4. I talk a good game about fluctuations, but the truth of the matter is, I don't usually see the kind of fluctuation I just had. I was up nearly 5 lbs at one point. Not having seen this number in nearly 2 weeks, I had decided that I had in fact gained some actual weight back, and was going to have to actually lose it again. And really, we don't know exactly how much involved fat and how much involved water, and in the end it doesn't much matter, does it?

Had another low calorie day yesterday. If I'm not careful, this could get to be a habit. :D I don't know how you low-carbers do it. I don't count, or even pay attention to carbs, but at the end of the day yesterday I realized I hadn't had any of the traditional carb-y things. My carb total: 141. Just from fruits and veggies, and one yogurt. I did, admittedly, eat a lot of cherries. And blueberries. :)

I took a long, hot, fast walk yesterday afternoon. I brought my son to his art class, which happens to be near one of the nicest sections of the rail trail. I pushed it, time-wise, because I realized at some point that I could get to the end of the trail before my absolute turn-around time. I didn't feel like I was going fast on the way out, but I really had to push myself to get back in time on the way back. I was almost embarrassed to go inside to pick him up, I was so hot and sweaty. I ended up with 3.4 miles at a 16:30 min/mile pace. By contrast, the day before I'd done 3.2 miles at a 18:45 min/mile pace, which is closer to my natural speed. I was on the phone that whole time, and not at all concentrating on how fast I was going.

shishkeberry
07-13-2011, 10:05 AM
Thank you for the birthday wishes, everyone :) it's just too bad that I don't really get to celebrate until saturday. My DF works today, so it's business with the kids as usual. Lol. Actually, my FGMIL is coming over this morning and I'm not looking forward to that. She's very good at backhanded compliments and I can never tell if she really likes me or not. I have no idea why she wants to visit. Ugh. I'm going to see Deathly Hallows on Saturday and that will be awesome.
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Well, still holding on to 267 this morning. I hope I can make it to the gym today, but it's not looking good. Have a good day, everyone!

Jomo
07-13-2011, 11:39 AM
Happy birthday to Shishkaberry!
:bday2:

Congrats to all those who are working hard on "the plan", whatever it may be. :congrat:

I'm still on track finding a balance with food and lifestyle. I continue to lose, but much more slowly...That's okay. At least I'm heading in the right direction.

Thanks again for all of your posts that inspire me and set such great examples. :hug:

mamakat
07-13-2011, 11:55 AM
Good morning All,

shish I know all about those back handed comments from MIL. There were sometimes she was just mean. But then other times she gushed over me...go figure. A woman is never good enough for a Mother's son.

berry thank you for the yoga poses and I'm glad zoodoo can introduce them to her husband. A lot of people don't realize it's not really the legs but the mind and yoga is a good way to calm them both. Only I'm not allowed to do yoga...ha, I know it sounds crazy. I'm actually not allowed to exercise at all but I just keep that out of my reports to doctors :p And kind of stretching causes my joints to dislocate and boy that is painful. So I resorted to my meds last night and guess what they didn't work either. So I went down stairs and did the dishes and puts around.

I have no idea why my mind won't shut down, I thought I was over this. I'm anxious about something and it sucks not know what. Maybe it's cooking and shopping. And dingy me got a plot in her head for today's exercise. We are hoping to move back to AZ one of these days but our house is very old and in need of tons of repairs. DH does them all but he starts and then gets busy (he owns his own company). I promised I would do some things that I'm capable of doing and painting is one. SO I thought today would be a good day to paint the stair well. I have a color picked out in my head. And there in lies the problem. I had to think of what I needed and what I'd wear (decided on old fat clothes so I don't ruin my clothes) I suck at painting. I painted this whole house 11 years ago before the actual wall starting falling down. We had gorgeous wood flooring. My husband said I painted the floor more than the walls...so we had to get carpeting! I'm going to try to do better.
Gee sorry I got way to windy. I'm down another pound bringing me to 249. I need 6 more to get to my lowest and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. :) Well I'm off to eat and go to Home Depot.
I hope you all have a wonderful and healthy day.

berryblondeboys
07-13-2011, 12:31 PM
Just got back from the "all new" bodystep class. I am EXHAUSTED, but I could tell so was everyone else in the class and I weigh a good 30 pounds more than anyone else in the class. (sucks to be the only person with a pooch and I don't mean a doggy!)

Diana3271 Sorry to hear Magnum is having a hard day today. My thoughts are with you. Poor puppy.

jomatho I'm glad you are feeling good and a garage sale. I've done exactly ONE and wow, the amount of work to do that is HUGE, wow! Good luck with that!

Mamakat I get wound up too when I get excited about something. I've been like that since I was a kid and even things, like yes, painting, etc can do that to me. Speaking of paiting, we have a couple areas yet to paint.

And, about your wood floors. Man, if you have wood floors and want to sell, get the carpets off and get that paint off the floor. And, btw, you can get the drops up immediately. Your resale value will sky rocket if you say you have wood. (Or if you don't take off the carpeting at least advertise prominently that you have hardwood floors under the carpeting.)

iamerican Hi!!! Hope all is going well!

Lindseylou Nice to see you pop in! When is move in date? And PICTURES!!!

alaskanlover It's amazing how fast our body rebels those crap foods isn't it? Good thing is that it makes those foods less appealing. And girl, USE SUNSCREEN!!!

jeniansmom hope you get to feeling better and fingers crossed the weigh in good numbers stick!

IsabellaOlivia Yay to being at a healthy body weight range! Woohoo! I can't want to be just 'overweight'. I hate the word "obese"!

Zoodoo Way to go on getting back to your all time low. you must have passed your extra weight to me this morning - thank you very much! ;-) And good for you with pushing yourself on that walk!

Jomo Good job for keeping it up!

SMess I don't know... I am a pretty good water weight retainer! It's crazy! Good news -it does eventually come off!

Abbysue Way to go on upping your step count! Every extra step has value! Way to go!

Darius Hi!!!

Vixsin I hope you got some sleep last night and feel better and more rested today!

GainingWeightInLa
07-13-2011, 01:37 PM
Hey guys!!! Stopping in for my bi-monthly check in! lol Still hangin in there. Weigh in last night netted me 4.2 lbs for the week.....NOT NORMAL! lol I was at 186.4 for a total loss of 48 lbs this year so far. :yay: I am officially 11.5 lbs away from being no longer obese!!! Can't remember if, when I married almost 18 years ago, I was at 183 or 181, but either way, I'm happily VERY close to what I weighed when I married! Needless to say, I'm feeling a bit stoked this morning! :) :) :)

zoodoo613
07-13-2011, 01:44 PM
Congrats Diana!

Gah! Know what happens when I have 3 low calorie days in a row? I get hungry. Today will not be a low calorie day, that's certain. A reasonable calorie day is still within shot though. I'm at 850 calories with 9-10 hours before bed. Wish me luck!

alaskanlaughter
07-13-2011, 02:05 PM
good morning...surprisingly i slept really well for being sunburned and then sick from smores...i DID wear sunscreen yesterday and so did the kids, we even applied it several times but we all got burned anyhow...my skin feels very tight and hard to walk today with the burned skin on my legs...but it will get better soon...it wont be as hot today and we'll be home so even if the kids play outside, i wont be outside...im drinking lots of extra water today to keep hydrated after the sunburn too

berryblondeboys
07-13-2011, 02:16 PM
Hey guys!!! Stopping in for my bi-monthly check in! lol Still hangin in there. Weigh in last night netted me 4.2 lbs for the week.....NOT NORMAL! lol I was at 186.4 for a total loss of 48 lbs this year so far. :yay: I am officially 11.5 lbs away from being no longer obese!!! Can't remember if, when I married almost 18 years ago, I was at 183 or 181, but either way, I'm happily VERY close to what I weighed when I married! Needless to say, I'm feeling a bit stoked this morning! :) :) :)

Yay Diana!!!! Great news and doesn't it feel great to be at about your wedding weight? (I'm about there too). Put on your wedding dress when you get to that weight and show it off!

surfinqssr
07-13-2011, 05:14 PM
The past two weekends I haven't logged any calories, ate pretty poorly, drank a more-than-moderate amount, and was tempted Monday to stop considering this a daily occurence. Just quit counting calories, it's all such a hassle, etc. etc.
It's been a rough couple of weeks on exercise. Over the past five days, I've only been home one hour tops every evening (which is usually when I use the treadmill). I fit walks in on the side -- four miles on Saturday, two yesterday (up quite a steep hill!) but my spirits were flagging because I've lagged behind on my intentions to complete C25K.

Well, I didn't give up. I'm still counting (and will start counting weekends) and I can say that it definitely gets easier. I gained a few pounds two weeks ago, and realized after weighing myself this morning and logging in just now that I'm lighter today than I was before the 4th of July weekend started.
This just goes to prove, even with imperfections, discipline works. My biggest impediment is my own attitude, which is actually quite improved.
Back to C25K this evening, and hopefully a more peaceful schedule.

jomatho
07-13-2011, 05:58 PM
[QUOTE=berryblondeboys;3934721]jomatho I'm glad you are feeling good and a garage sale. I've done exactly ONE and wow, the amount of work to do that is HUGE, wow! Good luck with that!QUOTE]

No kidding! I think I forgot how much work goes into these things, but I am already too far into it to go back now. I told DH from now on I will itemize, donate and claim it on the taxes. Live and learn. Course, this is how I am getting the kids to help, I promised them a cut if they pitch in. Not sure they would be so eager if we were claiming it on our taxes :lol:

berryblondeboys
07-13-2011, 06:01 PM
Having tacos for supper tonight. They will be well within my calorie range, but with the sodium I'll be up in weight tomorrow. Want to take bets in how much more? I'm going to guess now, with no idea of today's trend that I'll weight 1.8 pounds more tomorrow morning than I do now. Which would put me at 199.4. Just squeaking by with staying under 200 pounds (which surprisingly I haven't gone over since getting there).

It's worth the sodium gain though as besides the sodium it is so nutritious. We use organic beef, black beans, seasoning (homemade this time), lots of red leaf lettuce, homemade salsa, green peppers, avocados and a bit of shredded Mexican cheese blend and only two taco shells for crunch (a whole grain kind which is lower carb). Calorie total will be about 700 for the meal which is basically two huge bowls of taco salad as we eat it as a salad. Yummo!

LindseyLou
07-13-2011, 06:31 PM
Hi ladies!! :wave:

Did well yesterday, came in at 1500 calories. Today is going well...so far I'm coming in at 850, but haven't had dinner yet. I'm off to do our final walk thru...get to see the house one more time before it's OURS. :D

Hope y'all have a great day! :grouphug:

alaskanlaughter
07-13-2011, 07:16 PM
i looked at one of those online calorie counter things that said i need to eat 2110 calories per day to lose weight...that seems like ALOT....i havent typically done calorie counting but i'm thinking it might work along with low carb to break a stall...i've been hovering between 209-211 for 5 weeks now....shouldnt i eat more like 1500 or so to lose weight? what do you all think?

abbysue715
07-13-2011, 07:23 PM
mlgibson- I like the new avatar!

k9- YAY for whooshes! :D

lindseylou- Happy Anniversary!:carrot:

alaskanlaughter- 5 hours on the beach!! I am so jealous, I don't envy your sunburn though!! Hope it starts to feel better! Smores are so delicious but so not worth all that after stuff!

erica- I guess I kind of keep track in my food journal but a running tally might not be a bad idea. Let me know how it works for you.

jeniansmom- Don't underestimate the small steps. Any step in the right direction is progress!

Shishkeberry- Happy birthday!!

jomatho- Good luck with getting all your stuff together for a yard sale. Thats always a ton of work!

isabella- congratulations! One day I will be able to make that same post!

zoodoo- I misread your post and thought you said you did 3 miles in 16 minutes! I was AMAZED. And then I re read it. Still amazed, keep up the good work!

jo-As long as its still going down!:carrot:

mamakat- How did the painting go?

melissa- your tacos sound delicious!

Yesterday my calories burned was at 2950. Still havent broken the 3000 barrier but I know I am getting closer everyday! Steps were right around 8000 too. Food was on plan. Baby is done letting mommy play on the computer now !!

alaskanlaughter
07-13-2011, 07:30 PM
it WAS alot of fun on the beach....it's a real beach too with sand and ocean and a playground right above the shoreline beach...most alaskan beaches are rocky and full of seaweed and driftwood....between my friend and i, we had 8 children to supervise there....ages 5 months, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 10 and 12...but it was easy because they are all old enough to play either in front of us at the shoreline or behind us on the playground....wish we could have been there longer

i am so sunburned though...ive done a few things to take the pain down but my arms and legs are still very swollen, bright red and hard to move because the skin moves and then hurts...i dont see any blisters yet though so that's good

DH is recovering well from his surgery but his mood is just foul...ugh...very paranoid that i'm "doing things to piss him off" and very rotten mood and quick anger...i think it's partly because he's still on some strong painkillers but still...

Diana3271
07-13-2011, 09:54 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

I just got home from getting my hair cut. I am going to try to get into bed early, so I won't be doing personals tonight. Magnum is still with us. :) He ate, drank, pooped, peed, wagged his tail, followed me around, slept, and doesn't seem to be in pain. I don't guess you can ask for any more. He really started his day off not feeling well. I guess we will be going day by day from here on out.

The Japanese restaurant was delish! Along the same lines as Berry, does anyone want to guess at my gain for tomorrow? :lol: Just like Berry, the calories are ok, but I'm sure the sodium will jump on me.

Total Approx 1540 Calories + :coffee:

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

Lunch (375 Calories)
Natures Own 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Rounds 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 Calories
1/2 wedge lite LC cheese/Lettuce 25 Calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (800 Calories)
Rice 400 calories
Teriyaki Beef 400 calories

Exercise:
TF Fire 60

shishkeberry
07-13-2011, 10:10 PM
Again, thank you all for the birthday wishes.
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So I figured out the calories for my chicken ala king, and it was a lot less than I thought! Only 280 a serving, which is about 1 cup. I make mine with chicken, red peppers, vidalia onion, canned peas, hungry jack pancake mix (i was out of flour lol) sour cream, parsley flakes and chicken broth. So it was a bit high with sodium, but the calories were relatively low. FGMIL came over and gave me a birthday card with ten bucks, so I took my son out for ice cream after dinner at brusters. I stuck with just one scoop of oreo in a dish, instead of two scoops in a waffle cone. Better than what I would have done three months ago. :)
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Oh, and I did make it to the gym this morning. 401 calories burned on just the treadmill alone and I also did a half hour of strength training. I'm pretty proud of myself. I made it a whole half hour walking at my normal pace (2.9) but I made it harder by setting the incline at 8. It was so hard but I made myself finish! Yay!
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Now it's time to start planning for my kids' birthday party. They're two days apart and their party is in three weeks. My little girl will be 1! Wow!

still
07-13-2011, 11:25 PM
Hi everyone! Just a bit of a post before bed.

Diana3271- You and Magnum are in my thoughts. :hug:

Shishkeberry- Happy birthday!!! :celebrate::celebrate:

Add me to the list of those expecting a gain tomorrow. We also had tacos tonight. But I was within my calories and also was able to hit the gym today.

Thinking of you all!

berryblondeboys
07-13-2011, 11:49 PM
Just realized I've only been on my monthly stall for 9 days... I probably have another 8-9 days to go. And here I was thinking I've done so well so far mentally... That's because I'm just halfway! The hard part is yet to come!

And yep, my weight will be up tomorrow. Weighing myself now before bed I'm 201. The least I'll weigh in the morning is 199. Ugh! But I enjoyed that taco salad a lot!

Sitting down in bed now with the iPad. Have a book by my side. I haven't read for pleasure for so long, I forgot how I think... Let's see how far I get! Decided to read Reading Lolita in Tehran

Scarlett
07-14-2011, 12:12 AM
Ok I'm having one of those nights where I want to get in my car and buy EVERYTHING in the local convenience store candy aisle.

I JUST restarted SB phase 1 (very clean eating). I'm finishing up day 2. I just need to get over the hump so that the cravings come down. Right now my body wants SUGAR. I'm guessing I'll calm down by day 4-5.

I haven't caved and wont but would appreciate a few words of encouragement.

Thanks guys :grouphug:

edit - it seems EVERY commercial on TV is for sweets, the new Wendy's fruit frostys, snickers ice cream, dominos pizza. I HATE this. People who air these commercials should be shot :tantrum:

Now John Steward is talking about "National French Fry Day" and obesity rates. That calmed me down...:D

alaskanlaughter
07-14-2011, 12:18 AM
it wasnt a good day for carbs today....very stressed, sunburned, tired and busy...ate smores even though it caused such stomach upset yesterday...ate raviolis...drank alot of water though and havent had much of an appetite today...ive eaten 935 calories and WAYYY too many carbs so far....

calculator says i'm supposed to eat 1700 calories for weight loss...does that sound right to you??

Scarlett
07-14-2011, 12:32 AM
AlaskanLaughter- use the Harris Benedict Equation. You might need to spend a little time on Google to figure it out. It's used in Nutrition research and is proven to be more accurate than other formulas ie Mifflin st. Joer. Be very conservative with the "activity factor" though. My nutrition professor said that the "light activity" number was shown to be the one to use on the college students for her research. Also this was a college where you could easily walk 5 miles a day getting around.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris-Benedict_equation

alaskanlaughter
07-14-2011, 12:38 AM
i looked that up and calculated BMR and than the equation...maintenance has me at about 2300 for my weight, a 500-calorie deficit has me at 1844, which is close to the 1700 that i figured from another site

mamakat
07-14-2011, 12:39 AM
Good Evening All,
It was another long day! I only got to sit down for dinner (which I cooked and cleaned up after) and when I went on errands. There is a reason I stopped painting 11 years ago. I get so much paint everywhere, my goodness I found some up my nose and around my mouth as though I had been sniffing it and then eating it. And this primer does not just wash off so those errands I had to run was for primer remover.
We only got the priming done, but what a difference that made in itself. My son picked out a wonderful shade of green and I can't wait to see how it will look. When all the painting is done and you sit in my kitchen (which is a tuscan orange) you will be able to see the living room (a cool/deep flat blue) then through the entry way you will see the foyer (it will be a deep rustic red flat). Each room accents the other like an Arizona summer night. The green is for the land (that is my favorite color.)

I kept under calorie all week so far. Pretty amazed with that. I am exhausted as this will be the third night of insomnia. I am hoping beyond hope I fall asleep. I'm tired and my arms are aching, but I'm antsy to get back to work. Even after doing dishes tonight I asked myself what else could I do. So at 9.50 I went shopping for needed things. I got home and found DH sound asleep. I am going to try and join him.
I hope you all have a wonderful and healthy night.

GainingWeightInLa
07-14-2011, 12:50 AM
Whew. I think I've used my 4.2 lb loss for last week as an excuse to eat today. I haven't tracked so I don't know how many calories I've had. I don't wanna know. I guess it'll be my splurge day. :D Back on the straight and narrow tomorrow! This week, I'm trying to conquer my diet coke addiction. :yikes: Read a really nasty article about the caramel coloring (actually, about the way they process the caramel coloring with ammonia) and it scared me into at least cutting WAY back on the drinks that contain caramel coloring (ALL caffeinated sodas--I only drink the diet ones).....so I had one diet coke today (it was a large fountain drink from Sonic, so a lot of it was melted ice since I drank the cup DRY of ice and all....) Not too bad. I have drank diet mountain dew today, though. It doesn't have the caramel coloring. :D

Anyway, I'm rambling! lol Good night folks!

mlgibson
07-14-2011, 01:27 AM
Had a good day. Worked all day, but that is beside the point, lol. Because I worked late, only had 943 calories. Tomorrow I'll hopefully be able to get it up to 1,200.

K9Owner
07-14-2011, 02:18 AM
Shishkeberry: :woo: hAPPi bIRTHDAy!! :woo:
:bravo: on your workout today. I love it when I push myself to run when I don’t really feel like it. It makes the cals burned seem more expensive :lol:

MamaKat: If I had to repaint my house, I’d be a nervous wreck too. I painted it all except the exterior when DH and I moved in, then repainted a different color in 3 rooms about 2 yrs ago. When we need other repairs on this house, I’ll hire someone :lol:

DianaLA: :yay: Celebrating your loss with you!!

Alaskan: ((FAINTS)) 2100+ cals/day! Are you serious? How much are you wanting to loose in a week? I use My Fitness Pal and you can enter your weight, exercise level, and how much you want to lose in a week and it will calculate how many cals to eat per day. I adjusted mine to lose 1.5 lbs per week with a moderate activity level and my cals per day are 1230 & I still don’t lose 1.5 lbs in a week. Go figure!!
Hope the burn is better—you can repeat that “remedy” as needed. Let me know if it helped.

Scarlett: Hi Welcome to this thread and welcome to the “beach”. I used it for a month on P1 during the week and ate a few desserts on the weekends. You can do it!! Just restock your pantry with beans!! Anything but baked beans!! I use dried or low sodium canned and frozen. It really helped get me off the sugar. If you have a sweet tooth and can use an artificial sweetner—use it!! I survived on Polaner SF Allfruit and SF Caramel Syrup!

Mlgibson: May I borrow your cal intake from today for Thurs and Fri?? I could really use the lower end of the spectrum for a couple days ;)

JenIansMom: :hug: TOM is cruel! I’ll beat him up for you!!

Jo: We have a couple yard sales every other year (my sis, mom, a few friends, and myself). We make it a big block party and have breakfast—the works!! It’s always a good time, but the work of it all is, well---WORK!! :rofl:

Isabella: :bravo: on the healthy weight range! I would love to join you! Any room left??

ZooDoo: WTG on the walk—Hey, at a 16:30 mile pace, you can almost “jog”!!! :carrot:

Surfingssr: :wel3fc:

Hi :wave: AbbySue, Melissa, Nikki, Jomo

K9Owner
07-14-2011, 02:44 AM
I can’t even remember when I posted my food last (that’s bad) :lol: I think it was Monday, so we’ll go with that.

Tuesday’s Food
Cottage Cheese, Raspberries 95
Green Beans, Chicken Broccoli Alfredo 436
SBD Taco Bake, 9 Tortilla Chips, Vanilla Ice Cream, Pecans 522
Fiber1 Bar, Grahams, 1 Tbs PB 425 :yikes: (what was this all about??) :nono:
Total 1478 :fr: (TOO MANY)

Water: 80 oz
No formal exercise

Wednesday’s Food
½ Protein Bar 180
Cottage Cheese, Raspberries, Omelet with String Cheese 246
Mixed Beans, Gracie Blue Watermelon Crème Sorbet :drool: 300
Quick Calories 500
Total 1226

Water: Couldn’t keep up, but more than 64 oz
:running: 450

I had to guess dinner—it was a marginal choice, including: 1 small slice Buffalo Chicken Pizza, 3 Squash Croquets, and a couple of bites of sautéed Cabbage :drool:

I want most of my eating days to be like this one. I wasn’t really ravenous and I had enough cals left at the end of the day that I didn’t have to worry about measuring every last gram of food.
I want most of my :running: days to be like today—overcast & breezy & I was tired from lack of sleep, but pushed myself to go an extra 0.8 of a mile to get my cals in—I also walked this last 0.8, but kept my heart rate at 140-145 by doing various upper arm motions—vigorously!

I :love: this day!

My mom and I made bread and butter pickles (5 pints) and started 2 gallons of “14 Day Sweet Pickles”, as well as 6 quarts of snap beans!! :fr:
Tomorrow is corn. :faint: I can hardly wait. I’ve already frozen 2 quarts of cream style and I shucked, silked, and creamed those 20 ears by myself. I don’t mind the shucking and creaming, but I hate silking corn—it’s so meticulous and BORING!!

:dust: to all of those who need it, including myself!! As usual, I have to remind myself that I can eat “too much healthy”!! I need a few 1000 cal or less days, but I feel like that dumb cRAVEN bird is at my doorstep! :tantrum:

alaskanlaughter
07-14-2011, 02:54 AM
i went to my fitness pal and the only tool i could find like that was just for BMR, which said its 1633 to maintain my current weight, so to lose i read that i'd subtract 500 per day, which puts me at 1133 which seems awfully low...because i've read alot about how people eat TOO low and it shuts down their weight loss and messes up metabolism....but at least that one seems more reasonable than the other two calculators that i had found...but i didnt find the tool that lets you adjust exercise etc on there, or whatever it was

my sunburn is about the same today...it HURTS lol....i tried the remedy and it helped but i did it in the shower with a rag soaked in some and water...i didnt have time for a bath today, just a quick shower, and ive also put alot of aloe vera on it....my SIL gave me some burn cream also that was left over from when her son got a bad burn from hot liquids on his shoulder...the skin feels very tight and it hurts to stretch the skin on my legs, like when i squat down....one spot on my upper leg might blister but so far it hasn't

it's been a rough day with DH recovering and in a rotten mood, plus 4 kids here all day, plus being sunburned and tired...i ended the day at 1600 calories exactly and i dont know how many carbs...but i'm working on a cheat sheet to help track both calories and carbs for awhile and see how that goes...

K9Owner
07-14-2011, 03:48 AM
AlaskanLaughter- use the Harris Benedict Equation. You might need to spend a little time on Google to figure it out. It's used in Nutrition research and is proven to be more accurate than other formulas ie Mifflin st. Joer. Be very conservative with the "activity factor" though. My nutrition professor said that the "light activity" number was shown to be the one to use on the college students for her research. Also this was a college where you could easily walk 5 miles a day getting around.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris-Benedict_equation

I used this and it is pretty accurate--either way, I can't eat what I used to and meet the goals I want! You can eat too much "healthy"!!

jeniansmom
07-14-2011, 07:34 AM
Ohhh now I remember what happens to me when I cut out the sugar...I can't sleep! But then of course TTOM of the month makes me feel fatigued. What a great combo lol

Had another really good food day. Scale is still moving downward. I'm planning on having a really good loss to post in the morning. I've checked my fasting BS the last 4 mornings and it has been under 160 all 4 days :) I'm checking it at other times too. Actually had a low blood sugar spell yesterday though it wasn't technically low for a normal person was just low for me. I've experienced this before when I've started getting my BS in check and a good friend with type1 has the same issues. When she gets her BS to the range she is supposed to she feels terrible for a few days til her body gets used to it. But also I am more sensitive to highs now and highs used to be my functioning normal. Funny what you can adapt to. I have so many less aches and pains now though. Still experiencing way too many headaches. Going to get a new pillow at work today and see if that helps.

WARNING TMI ahead: I'm having a really hard time getting used to my body's new "routine". I used to be regular like clock work every morning and then other times as needed. And by as needed I mean whenever anything triggered an upset tummy. I still keep apple cider vinegar in my bag for help with an upset tummy. I'm used to it being very loose too. I even went to my pcp a year or so ago certain that I had gallbladder problems. She said she could do a bunch of tests but if I wasn't having an episode at the time it would be hard to tell. But what about if I just tried eating better for a little while and see if that made a difference? Scoff! What did she know? ;)

Anyway, since July 4th I've gone every 3-4 days. Sometimes a very little in between, and that is usually hard work, though at the 3-4 day mark it's not too difficult. I know the changes are because I'm eating better, but it just seems weird to me. I've never experienced this when changing to healthier eating before. Firmer, yes, but not this change in frequency. End of TMI

Yesterday was another good food day. It's getting easier and having good choices in the house makes it easier to not have to think too much ahead. In the past having to plan every morsel for the day has not been good for me. I found myself focusing too much on food and eating even when not hungry because my plan told me too and it was kind of my reward for planning. Now I have a plan for supper but breakfast, snacks (if needed), and lunch are thought of at the time they are needed but I have several healthy options for each available at all times. The planning for me comes in when shopping or if I plan to eat out. For instance DH is meeting friends for supper at Longhorn tonight and he will bring supper home for me and the boy so I spent quite a bit of time last night combing the menu online to find the option that appealed to me both nutrition wise and taste wise.

Wow I wrote a novel.

Off to work for a few hours, then home to take my boy to the orthodontist and run errands, then back to working on the memorial video and hopefully some relax time. (I'm having a harder time sitting still lately and have been cleaning out various boxes, closets, etc..who is this alien woman who has invaded my body?)

Happy, healthy day to all :)
Jen

Diana3271
07-14-2011, 07:57 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Magnum's day has started off good, so far.

Well, the sodium got me! :lol: Hopefully it will leave quickly.
Weigh In: 144.8
Up: 1.6 pounds :devil:

Scarlett Hi and Welcome! :wave:

surfinqssr Hi and Welcome! :wave:

zoodoo613
07-14-2011, 08:03 AM
i looked that up and calculated BMR and than the equation...maintenance has me at about 2300 for my weight, a 500-calorie deficit has me at 1844, which is close to the 1700 that i figured from another site

Further up the thread you said you hadn't been counting calories, is that right?

Any of the online calculators is a good place to start, but don't take it as gospel. It's often recommended that you set your activity level as sedentary even if you're not, or the calorie counts get too high. Give the recommendations a try and adjust from there. If you're starving all the time, you may need to go higher. If you're just not losing, you may need to lower. But you can't know that until you've tried it out for a while.

K9Owner
07-14-2011, 08:58 AM
Diana32: During all of that novel of personal, I meant to give you and Magnum a great BIG :hug: and totally didn't!
So sorry about that.
Hope he (and you) have a great day today!

zoodoo613
07-14-2011, 09:13 AM
New low this morning! 195.4. I never trust that lows will stick around. Now especially, since I wasn't feeling well last night, and might be a bit emptier than usual. But's its still nice to see it.

Ended up with yet another lower calorie day yesterday, what with the not feeling well after dinner. No exercise.

On my walk the other night, I ran for 20-30 seconds twice. I had promised myself I wouldn't until I reached 165, because I have a tendency to hurt myself and think my body just shouldn't be asked to handle running with so much weight. I'm not going to make a habit of it, but I do love running. My plan was to get to 165 and then start doing C25K, but taking 18 weeks instead of 9 to do it. (The hurting myself thing.) I got to thinking though. The last race I ran was a 10K on June 8th, 1997. I know because I still have the t-shirt. It also happens to be one week before I met my husband. I did some counting and if I lose 1lb/per week I can get to 165 in mid-February, which would give me just enough time to train for a mid-June race (5K this time), near the 15th anniversary of my last race. A goal to shoot for!

Only problem with the plan is that mid-February is no time to start running around here. Outside is cold and snowy and walks tend to be icy. And it's never a good time for me to be on a treadmill. I hate treadmills, but maybe I'll just have to power through the the first 6 weeks until the ground is clear. Or maybe we'll have an early spring. Yeah, right! :D

I seem to have passed this number thing I do on to my kid. I'm always surprised by how much time we spend talking about math. When I mentioned that I'd walk during his art class, he said something about walking for 30 minutes. I reminded him the class was an hour. He knew but had calculated that I would walk 30 minutes out and 30 minutes back. He's 9, and going into 4th grade, so I shouldn't be so surprised, bu I still am.

mamakat
07-14-2011, 09:59 AM
very personal topic beware my friends :lol:

Good Morning Jen,
I wanted to let you know I feel your tummy troubles. I've had them ever since I was a teenager. *whisper* I got the lovely diarhea every day before high school or whenever I talked to people I thought I was in love with. Psycho much :p. Then after marrying I would go days without going at all which freaked DH out since he's a frequent flyer in our bathroom :p. After years and years of either not going or going too much we've discovered that I have Celiac's Disease and Bipolar Disorder. So it could be intestinal or emotional for me. Yay me! When I'm not good on my gluten free lifestyle I get a *whispering real quite now* yellow loose stool. I looked that up and it sounds like a concern. I fell for the promotional yogurts thing and they didn't help and I can't do them on low carb anyway. BUT I do take probiotics or Align. That has really really helped. I don't know if that will fit into your lifestyle, but it helps with pain and consistency/firmness and in my case color. Maybe check it out. Couldn't hurt right.
I wish you luck in that area because no one is happy when you're not happy. I hate tummy troubles it can ruin a very nice day or in my case vacation, date, wedding, and the list goes on. :)
Have a great day.

berryblondeboys
07-14-2011, 10:14 AM
I don't know how, but I slept for 9 hours! Wow! That's like a record since having My youngest over 6 years ago. Because of it, my water weight wasn't quite as bad as I slept for about 2.5 hours longer than usually. But, up .4.

iamerican
07-14-2011, 10:25 AM
ZOODOO: CONGRATS ON THE NEW LOW!

Berry: Jealous of your 9 hours of sleep! That is an accomplishment!

My mid week unofficial WI is 242.0 :)

mamakat
07-14-2011, 10:43 AM
Good morning Everyone,

I'm up .4 must mean yesterday wasn't enough exercise, nah, it's probably water weight. By morning my feet usually go back to normal but I woke up with them swollen. Either way I don't care I'm still 249 and I like that number better than 250 :)

Scarlett I'm am starting day 4 on low carb and it sucks without sweets, but I'm sort of cheating (at least in my mind). I drink a lot of Hawaiian punch sugar free of course because I can't just drink water and the lemonades don't always cut it. Oh and sugar free Popsicles. Although yesterday I watched the boys eat chocolate. Its not fair when they eat it in front of us. It gets easier to say no as each day passes. :)

alaskan my daughter had a severe sunburn in the last week of school. She couldn't even wear clothes and it did blister. Under doctor supervision cold wash cloths (not running water), benedryl for itching, aloe for coolness and you sort of have to wait that tightness out. Also (nurse told me sternly) if that sun block didn't work first check the date then get a stronger one.
Also I do MyFitnessPal and love it. It says I can lose a pound a week by eating 1750 calories a day. Most days I come in under but not always. I only work out 1 hr a day 45 mins cardio and the rest weights. You are lighter than I am and a few inches taller so you'd have less calories. I think it can be done if we don't eat through out the day. Less carb (which I know you're doing) should mean longer lasting satisfaction in the hunger department since the calories don't just burn off right away. I hope you find a counter you like...I love myfitnesspal.

Diana I'm glad Magnum is up and going today. Some days I don't see my dog till its dinner time. She's just as antisocial as I am :lol:

Diana in LA I used to drink a 12 pack of diet soda a day. I'm down to 2-3 now. It's hard to cut out soda, but I think a little easier when you read yucky stuff about it. Mountain dew has caffeine :) I can't stand it's flavor, but hey if a person needs caffeine there you go.

berry I'm glad you got in that extra sleep. I woke up with DH, but that means I was asleep before. Yay, lets hope today will tire me out just as much. I do plan to pull up all the carpet once all is out and showing is necessary because this carpet is disgusting. One full day after it was installed my DH was bending over a red burning candle and when he straightened up he took the candle with him. And from then on everyone in the house including the dog decided it was free reign to dirty my carpet. BUT walls first!

Krystal you sound like a wonderful cook. I can't say I'm jealous because I truly hate to cook, but if I wanted to I wish I had the know how as you do. :)

Well today we are going slap some color on the walls. DH came hope and was shocked and asked what made me do it. I told him I had insomnia, I can't sit down and my mind won't stop, I have way too many ideas. Guess who is in a mania episode. So use it while it's here. If I stay home and work through it, I'm not out spending money, which is a danger for us with Bipolar Disorder. He said he wasn't complaining and to make sure to be safe as I don't normally think about my safety and sometimes do dumb stuff. :lol:
Last night's dinner was a hit! We had another friend over (a big eater) and I cooked enough. I thought I cooked too much potatoes as I counted myself as one of the eaters (no no) and the bowl was over flowing. Every one loved this meal and almost all the potatoes were eaten. I loved that I got complimented. It makes a girl smile. I still don't like cooking knowing I'm cooking for a man, but I focus on the children instead :lol: someone has issues.
Anyway this has been long so I will go. Have a happy and healthy day everyone :D

jomatho
07-14-2011, 11:13 AM
Just peeking in to see how everyone is doing today and it looks like all is well with everyone, even Magnum! That makes me smile.
Got my walk in this morning which felt good. My friend has been sick the last 2 days and I used it as an excuse to not work out. Bad, I know, but I have been busting butt hauling boxes and cleaning out stuff that I figured my activity level was pretty high despite it. So today is starting off on a good foot, literally!
I am finally back down to my previous low of 181.6!!!! That was a welcomed surprise this morning. Makes me want to closely watch what I am eating because I am really eager to see the 170's. But again, I am not stressing or killing myself to get there, just focusing on staying on plan through the garage sale and DH vacation. I feel so at peace with it all. I used to stress so much, it's all good.
You guys have me wanting tacos for dinner tonight. I have been thinking about fish tacos (I think from reading it on Diana 3271 meal plan occasionally). What kind of sauce or seasoning would be good with that? A fruit salsa? A mayo based sauce like baja? Regular salsa? What do you guys think? I have the recipe for bennigans pineapple sauce, I wonder if that would be good. What do you guys think, or for those of you that have had a fish taco, what kind of sauce was on it?

Diana3271
07-14-2011, 11:24 AM
Jomatho Sometimes I don't add sauce to the tacos because they use a blackened seasoning when grilling it. Other times, they will serve it with salsa and sour cream on the side. I will combine the salsa and a little sour cream to make a creamy salsa. That's good too. I tend to like things more basic. I seem I get into trouble with the added sodium/msg in seasonings and sauces. :dizzy:

alaskanlaughter
07-14-2011, 02:10 PM
good morning...i will go back to my fitness pal today to see if i can tweak it more ....thanks k9!

my sunburn is slowly getting better...i lost 21 pounds just doing low carb and my body is used to maintaining at right around 209 where i'm sitting right now, maintained this weight effortlessly for yearssss so i think i will have to watch the calories now too....i have a food scale to work with also

five kids here today by myself...DH went to work, his knee is doing a lot better now

Scarlett
07-14-2011, 02:23 PM
K9Owner - thanks a lot, I'm actually trying to do it very cleanly. I'm eating mostly protein and veggies with some legal oils. I am also having a greek yogurt and one cheese stick per day. I tend to go nuts with the cheeses and hummus so I think it's best to leave that stuff out. Also I'm going to a wedding in a month, and could really use 2 weeks of serious loosing.

Mamakat - thanks a lot. I'm now on Day 3 and have been PERFECT so far. Today, after two days I was down 3 pounds. I don't know if the cravings are actually gone or the weight loss is motivating me, but its starting to feel easier. We live near the Jersey Shore and my brother is coming home from college with a few friends. My mom is planning a HUGE BBQ, burgers, hot dogs, macaroni salad etc. I may have to disappear for a few hours while they are eating. Hopefully mom will let him bring the leftovers home, so they don't sit in the fridge forever

jomatho
07-14-2011, 02:39 PM
Jomatho Sometimes I don't add sauce to the tacos because they use a blackened seasoning when grilling it. Other times, they will serve it with salsa and sour cream on the side. I will combine the salsa and a little sour cream to make a creamy salsa. That's good too. I tend to like things more basic. I seem I get into trouble with the added sodium/msg in seasonings and sauces. :dizzy:

Thanks Diana, I think I will stick to the basics this time around too and see how we all like it. I have sour cream and salsa already, so it works for me! Also, my youngest hates the taste of mexican food (not sure how we made a kid like that, we loooooovvve it), so he will like it better if it isn't seasoned or saucey. I am getting hungry!!!

Diana3271
07-14-2011, 03:02 PM
K9 Thank you. :hug:

Zoodoo Congrats on the new low! :carrot:

Berry The .4 is not bad at all. You must have watched it closely. We know how those tacos are. :lol3:

Erica :wave: Good to see you.

Diana(LA) :wave: Good to see you.

Mamakat Great job on cooking dinner. I kinda have similar issues, but mine is with clothes shopping. I was at the store last weekend. I was looking around. Of course I don't like anything. I don't like clothes shopping. I finally found some jeans to try on. I wanted someone else's opinion. I asked the person that's over the dressing rooms. She gave her opinion. I decided to put everything back since I wasn't in the mood, I don't like anything and I really don't like clothes shopping. :lol: I think I am going to go through all of that all over again this weekend and give it another try. I think I like those jeans, so I will be going back to the same store. Shopping just stresses me out. I like grocery shopping, though. :dunno:

Jomatho This is probably going to sound odd, but I have even used a tiny amount of Ranch dressing on my fish tacos. It's just enough to give a little flavor. Does your little one like ranch dressing? Maybe try a sauce that you know they like.

Alaskanlaughter I'm glad your sunburn is healing. I have always liked using Aloe Vera on any type of burn. It seems to help.

berryblondeboys
07-14-2011, 03:15 PM
back from the strength training class again. Wow... it wore me out. Having two days of recovery is definitely different than having 3-4 days. I FEEL it! It was good though!

Came home and had a yummy lunch! Love it when berries are in season!

ETA: I am looking at my tickers. I remember when they both said 232. Now look at them - 198 and 597! Yay me for my stick-to-it-iveness!

jeniansmom
07-14-2011, 03:21 PM
Hi everyone :)
Taking a breather before taking the boy to the orthodontist and to run errands. Thought I'd catch up on personals :)

Diana: Glad you enjoyed your special meal out and really glad that today is a better day for Magnum :)

Jo: I am pretty happy with my body right now (did I say that?), but know I want to lose more, so I will keep trying, but enjoying what I have accomplished too. Sometimes I get too focused on down the road and forget to appreciate the here and now.

Good for you! And what a great reminder to us all :) The destination is great but we need to enjoy the journey too!

Isabella: My BMI is in the healthy weight range:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

That is so awesome!

zoodoo: great job getting the scale moving in the preferred direction again :) and great time on the walk! Who are these people who can walk a 15 minute mile? I've never been able to do it, even on a treadmill. I am impressed with 16:30! Oh! And I just caught up with your more recent post..what an awesome goal to set for yourself!!

shishke : hope the visit with the MIL wasn't too bad :( We are seeing Deathly Hallows in Imax on Sun...have fun! I know we can't wait :)

mamakat: I have no idea why my mind won't shut down, I thought I was over this. I'm anxious about something and it sucks not know what.

Have you looked into Valerian root? And, I am a messy painter too, though I rather enjoy it when I'm in the right mood :) The colors in your home sound lovely...I wonder too if your insomnia has anything to do with you starting to eat lower carb?

berry : I'm so impressed with what you've accomplished and continue to do! I know these monthly stalls are frustrating and it's good that intellectually you see what's happening but that you also acknowledge your feelings about it. You are a great example :) (I myself tend to be a horrible warning, but maybe I'll work on that lol :p )

Diana in La: but either way, I'm happily VERY close to what I weighed when I married!

That is VERY cool! Keep up the great work!

alaskan: sorry about the sun burn and the tummy troubles :( I can totally relate. So glad that you had such fun at the beach and that you slept well (hurrah!) and that your DH is dong so great :)

surfingssr: yay for you for staying the course! so glad you stuck to it and are seeing the results :)

berry: the taco salad description has me drooling..need to grab some lunch lol I much prefer taco salad to regular tacos.

Lindsey: congrats on the new house!

abbysue thanks for the encouragement on the exercise :) I think once I get my house ship shape I will find the motivation to put my recent excess energy into exercising. Maybe. That's the plan. hehe I feel so much better when I exercise, not sure what the mental block is about it this time.

shishke : glad your birthday was a nice one...your chicken ala king sounds yummy..it's one of my old low carb favs that I'd forgotten about, thanks for the reminder :) good for you for sticking to one scoop! and yay for finishing a tough workout.

Scarlett : hang in there! And tv commercials suck. I'm glad there is a serious push to start making food manufacturers modify the way they market junk to kids but I'd like to see less of it overall. Thank gawd for John Stewart lol And that link you posted for the Harris Benedict equation was really interesting. Gave me a good reference for how many cals I should be eating and also got me thinking a bit about BMI so I did some research. That helped me discover that I've hit a milestone this month... I am no longer morbidly obese, I am at the level of obesity 2. A small victory but a victory nonetheless :)

K9: :dust: right back atcha :)

mamakat: duh! :smacking my forehead: I have my son take probiotics every day, I work for a chiropractic office that recommends them to all our patients. Why am I not taking them? Thanks for reminding me :) And I too have emotional/physical tummy issues. IBS I guess. And developing lactose intolerance. And runs in the family (pun intended? :p )

See you all later, time to head out.
Jen

mamakat
07-14-2011, 03:25 PM
Good Afternoon,
I got a shock after posting earlier. I need to remember to weigh around 10-11 in the mornings because that's the time that a lower weight show. :p I am at 248! 5 more to go to get to my lowest in years. I've lost 5 just this week. I'm so excited and I just can't hide it :D I have no one to brag to, so I have to tell you guys. DH likes that I'm focusing on my health but he hates that I'm losing and he's not. My DD doesn't want to hear it either and my son doesn't seem to care but congratulates me on each pound lost (which is more that DH and DD). So I had to tell you!
Also I painted as much as I can with rollers and it only took an hour with three of us. Theres still a lot more to do, but it will only be me. I plan to work on it today as it's only 2.30. I worked out while waiting for the boys to wake up. I can't stop moving. :)
Hope you all have a great afternoon.

shishkeberry
07-14-2011, 03:48 PM
Congrats on the 5 lbs, mamakat! My DF grumbles sometimes because I'm losing faster than he is so then I point out that I'm also doing more work! Lol he hasn't done anything. He still drinks 2-3 L of soda a night while he's at work. He has lost about 7lbs in the past two months just from the changes I made to all of our diets, so I am proud of him and I try to tell him so when he's in a good mood about it.

berryblondeboys
07-14-2011, 04:01 PM
Congrats on the 5 lbs, mamakat! My DF grumbles sometimes because I'm losing faster than he is so then I point out that I'm also doing more work! Lol he hasn't done anything. He still drinks 2-3 L of soda a night while he's at work. He has lost about 7lbs in the past two months just from the changes I made to all of our diets, so I am proud of him and I try to tell him so when he's in a good mood about it.

My husband is trying to lose too. Now, he started with a healthy BMI, but wanted to get more fit and to drop 15. He's 1-2 pounds from his goal. He does swim a mile 3-4 times a week (when before he was doing nothing for fitness), but he still drinks a glass of wine or two with dinner. He will have ice cream or dessert, but he is eating more moderately than before. So he's amazed at my 8-10 pounds a month. he knows I had much more to lose, but I also try much harder - no wine, no dessert and exercising 6 days a week. Of COURSE it will come off faster that way!

He's in a weight loss competition at work (and he's the only one close to reaching their goal...) They said he had an unfair advantage because his wife is losing so much weight. But last year no one reached their goal and one of the women in the group didn't lose, but her husband lost over 100 so Sven says there's no advantage. But there is! Be me eating healthier and getting more fit, it makes it easier for him to eat healthier and get more fit. especially since I do all the shopping and cooking!

alaskanlaughter
07-14-2011, 04:23 PM
My husband is trying to lose too. Now, he started with a healthy BMI, but wanted to get more fit and to drop 15. He's 1-2 pounds from his goal. He does swim a mile 3-4 times a week (when before he was doing nothing for fitness), but he still drinks a glass of wine or two with dinner. He will have ice cream or dessert, but he is eating more moderately than before. So he's amazed at my 8-10 pounds a month. he knows I had much more to lose, but I also try much harder - no wine, no dessert and exercising 6 days a week. Of COURSE it will come off faster that way!

He's in a weight loss competition at work (and he's the only one close to reaching their goal...) They said he had an unfair advantage because his wife is losing so much weight. But last year no one reached their goal and one of the women in the group didn't lose, but her husband lost over 100 so Sven says there's no advantage. But there is! Be me eating healthier and getting more fit, it makes it easier for him to eat healthier and get more fit. especially since I do all the shopping and cooking!

thats why my DH is losing weight too...because i do all the shopping and cooking and i was making more low carb meals...and then he saw me losing weight and decided that this could be a way of life for him too...and since then he's lost alot of weight too...the highest weight he remembers for himself was maybe 6 months to a year ago and he was in the 370s...he was about 350 when he started a few months ago, at 345 when we got a scale and now he's at 325!!

awww now i need to post a picture of my handsome husband :)

Scarlett
07-14-2011, 04:26 PM
BerryBlondeBoys- I'm a new resident of ONEderland too :drinkup:. Yesterday I hit 199.5 then today I was 197.8. I've decided it's officially time to throw the ONEderland party. In college my weight fluctuated between 175-195. I would NEVER go over 200. This makes it even harder to deal with the fact that I've been over 200 for the past 2 years. Dealing with the "real world" caused me to put on some serious weight. I haven't been in the 100s since late 2008. I'm really starting to feel like I'm getting my life back.

Jeniansmom - thanks for replying. I recently went from Obese to Overweight when I reached 207. It's always great to see your health improve. Congrats. The commercials really only bother me at night, when I'm getting munchies cravings. I really need to stop watching so much TV. I cut back on my Anderson Cooper/John Stewart addiction.

Mamakat - I know, it's silly but getting "props" from people on message boards just makes me all warm and fuzzy and motivated too. Your family will come around. Congrats on coming close to a milestone. That’s Amazing!!

berryblondeboys
07-14-2011, 04:32 PM
BerryBlondeBoys- I'm a new resident of ONEderland too :drinkup:. Yesterday I hit 199.5 then today I was 197.8. I've decided it's officially time to throw the ONEderland party. In college my weight fluctuated between 175-195. I would NEVER go over 200. This makes it even harder to deal with the fact that I've been over 200 for the past 2 years. Dealing with the "real world" caused me to put on some serious weight. I haven't been in the 100s since late 2008. I'm really starting to feel like I'm getting my life back.


Way to go!!!! 175-190 is what I weighed in college too, but that was eons ago. Getting to onederland feels huge, doesn't it? Good work!!! And continued success to you!

alaskanlaughter
07-14-2011, 04:36 PM
this is a photo taken in May in the rainforest/city where i live....this is a view of a lake and rainforest near where we live...my son is in the picture at the bottom

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zoodoo613
07-14-2011, 04:42 PM
this is a photo taken in May in the rainforest/city where i live....this is a view of a lake and rainforest near where we live...my son is in the picture at the bottom

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Wow! Gorgeous picture!

alaskanlaughter
07-14-2011, 04:43 PM
and here is my handsome husband with the easter bunny last spring LOL he doesn't let me take his picture very often

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shishkeberry
07-14-2011, 04:48 PM
Way to go, Scarlett! Onederland!

jomatho
07-14-2011, 05:08 PM
ETA: I am looking at my tickers. I remember when they both said 232. Now look at them - 198 and 597! Yay me for my stick-to-it-iveness!

I say 3 yays to that!:yay::yay::yay:

jomatho
07-14-2011, 05:17 PM
Scarlet, way to go on making it to onderland!!! :carrot::carrot::carrot:

IsabellaOlivia
07-14-2011, 05:18 PM
Alaskanlaughter: gorgeous place.

Today I ate 1415 calories. My work out was a two hour hike. Didn't track calories for that one.

I've decided to only track food calories and stop tracking work out calories. Lately, I've been useing my calorie burn from working out as a reasoning to eat more food. Go to nip that habit in the bud.

berryblondeboys
07-14-2011, 05:19 PM
this is a photo taken in May in the rainforest/city where i live....this is a view of a lake and rainforest near where we live...my son is in the picture at the bottom

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Gorgeous!!! And nice bunny picture with hubby too!

GainingWeightInLa
07-14-2011, 06:26 PM
Hey guys! I'm coming in asking for your prayers. As I lay down in bed last night (on my back), I discovered a mass/lump right on the edge of my rib cage on my left side. I asked DH to turn the light back on and look at it and his immediate reaction was, "We'll be going to the doctor FIRST thing in the morning!" I've been feeling it for quite some time now (weeks)...guess I've finally lost enough weight now to actually be able to see it.

Soo, I went to Dr. today.....she wants to have a CT scan done Monday morning at 9 a.m. to see what it is (she saw it/felt it, too)....says it could be just a fatty tumor (it's soft and movable--not attached to anything). I'm scared....trying not to be, but I am......also having some pain in my lower back on the left side. Please remember me in your prayers if you don't mind. I'd truly appreciate it!

alaskanlaughter
07-14-2011, 06:27 PM
i will definitely keep you in my prayers...things like that are soooo scary ((hugs)) please let us know once you find out more about it

jeniansmom
07-14-2011, 06:45 PM
mamakat: congrats on the surprise on the scale!

Scarlett: Onederland woohoo!!

alaskan: beautiful pic of the lake...and your DH is handsome :)

My DH is very overweight, more so in the last few years. I worry about him as he has the classic heart attack shape for a man. He's a couple of inches shorter than me and I can wear shirts he can't but his arms and legs are thinner than mine, so I'm guessing he weighs right around the same as me.

I am not trying to push the healthy lifestyle on him but he recently went to a dr for the first time in years. He didn't tell me how much he weighs, but I know Dr's office scale shock all too well, so when he got home that night I asked him if he wanted to do the July 10 lb challenge with me and he said yes. I know he's still eating junk when he's not home and drinkng mt dew all the time. But at least when he's home he's eating the healthy food I'm making and limiting his portions, so I'm hoping for a good outcome for him. I'm also trying to slowly reteach my 13 year old son healthier eating habits. He's unfit but not overweight, but I worry about his future health.

shishkeberry
07-14-2011, 06:49 PM
Hoping everything goes well for you tomorrow, gaining!

jeniansmom
07-14-2011, 06:53 PM
Diana..sending lots of good vibes your way. Stay positive!

mamakat
07-14-2011, 07:22 PM
Scarlett Congrats on Onederland. :cheer: :cheer2:


Diana in LA I hope all turns out well. I wish you didn't have to worry but I know that that is impossible. Sending all my best wishes your way. :)

berryblondeboys
07-14-2011, 09:19 PM
Positive thoughts sent your way Diana in LA.

alaskanlaughter
07-14-2011, 09:44 PM
interesting article about food and alcohol addiction

http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/13/7077006-whether-its-food-or-drugs-addiction-is-the-same-new-study-finds

berryblondeboys
07-14-2011, 09:52 PM
interesting article about food and alcohol addiction

http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/13/7077006-whether-its-food-or-drugs-addiction-is-the-same-new-study-finds

It's not very indepth of an article, but I have no doubt that there exists food addiction and that I have it! Much, much, much better now that I'm eating low carb though.

But not allowing people in your room/house for fear of people seeing your stashes/empties? YEP!!!! In college - big time. That's when it started.

Problem with food addiction is that you cannot live without food!

alaskanlaughter
07-14-2011, 09:54 PM
what i liked about it was that it was on a big news website right up there with the other headlines...and not buried in a scientific journal or hidden where people need to search for it...ive tried to read about food addiction before but you have to LOOK for stuff about it...i hope that maybe people will see that just reading the headlines and perhaps it will help someone or get someone thinking "hey perhaps that's what *I* struggle with"

mlgibson
07-15-2011, 01:33 AM
Hey guys! I'm coming in asking for your prayers. As I lay down in bed last night (on my back), I discovered a mass/lump right on the edge of my rib cage on my left side. I asked DH to turn the light back on and look at it and his immediate reaction was, "We'll be going to the doctor FIRST thing in the morning!" I've been feeling it for quite some time now (weeks)...guess I've finally lost enough weight now to actually be able to see it.

Soo, I went to Dr. today.....she wants to have a CT scan done Monday morning at 9 a.m. to see what it is (she saw it/felt it, too)....says it could be just a fatty tumor (it's soft and movable--not attached to anything). I'm scared....trying not to be, but I am......also having some pain in my lower back on the left side. Please remember me in your prayers if you don't mind. I'd truly appreciate it!

Oh wow, I hope everything turns out okay! I've heard of them just being fattier tissue/ lumps?? I hope that is all it is. Think positive, and keep us updated!!!

mlgibson
07-15-2011, 01:35 AM
this is a photo taken in May in the rainforest/city where i live....this is a view of a lake and rainforest near where we live...my son is in the picture at the bottom

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Oooh...that is beautiful! Cool weather...low humidty...and beautiful...I want to live in Alaska. Today was hot, humid, and horrible.

mlgibson
07-15-2011, 01:38 AM
interesting article about food and alcohol addiction

http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/13/7077006-whether-its-food-or-drugs-addiction-is-the-same-new-study-finds

I had/have? I big problem with food. I would binge badly. Whole bags of chips, cookies, anything you could think of. Used to make a instant cheesecake in the morning....it would be gone by evening. It is still something I am very shamed about.

I don't know if it was an addiction or not, but it would make me feel so much better for a short time. And I couldn't seem to control myself. That it is like an addiction, so true...

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On another note, did good on the diet today, came in at 1014 calories, took a three mile walk with the Great Dane, and worked for 8 hours on my feet.

Hoping to be 162 lbs by the end of the month for the challenge...but crossing my fingers I can get to my 'healthy' weight range and get to 159 lbs at the end of the month.

That makes me think...if I work on my feet for 8-9 hours a day, I have a standing job, but not alot of lifting or walking, is that sedentry lifestyle or something else?

K9Owner
07-15-2011, 01:55 AM
Congratulations to al of us who have made it through another successful week!! Celebrate your fantastic choices to live healthy :balloons:

Today was another great day for me. My mom and I put up so much corn :faint:
I was unable to track all of my cals b/c I have no idea how many was in the food I ate, but all of it was from our garden!! :carrot:

Cottage Cheese, Raspberries, Cheese Omelet 255
Greek Yogurt, Green Beans, Cream corn, 3 Cornbread Fritters ~512
½ Powerbar 180
Sautéed Cabbage with ground turkey, Green Beans, 1 Squash Croquet, Carb Smart Vanilla, Pecans ~617
Total: 1564 [too many] :cry:
(~ approximate)

:running: 425
Water: 72 oz

:goodscale tomm as well as work Fri and Sat. I can’t wait :faint:

K9Owner
07-15-2011, 02:02 AM
OK, since Alaskan has AHHHED us with her gorgeous photos, I thought I'd share one from tonite I took as I was running downtown. A beautiful southern sunset overlooking the MS River, and if you look closely, you can see the Memphis Queen!!

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I love to run at sunset, especially when the weather is cooperative!!

alaskanlaughter
07-15-2011, 02:04 AM
ive had a nearly perfect day of eating...marred only by a few bites of the kids smores, not even a whole one, just a few bites of the last one that no one finished....besides that one slip its been a good, on plan day both in terms of calories and carbs

calories ended up at 1230 and carbs at 52, a little higher than i'd like on carbs but again, those bites were what put it a little higher

and OMG(!) i tried fage greek yogurt...mmmMMMMmmm with some sweetener and cinnamon...holy yum!! i even liked it plain but not enough to eat the whole thing plain....i have GOT to get me more of that!

DH is doing great...his back is feeling better and his knee is nearly normal except for the incisions still healing a little bit...he was running around with our son tonight too, which he probably shouldnt have been doing, but at least he COULD!

my sunburn seems to be healing without any blistering...still slathering it with stuff...it's rainy and foggy in my rainforest tonight, clouds down to the ground and obscuring the mountains all around

crap i just remembered i was supposed to call my sister...whoops

alaskanlaughter
07-15-2011, 02:08 AM
OK, since Alaskan has AHHHED us with her gorgeous photos, I thought I'd share one from tonite I took as I was running downtown. A beautiful southern sunset overlooking the MS River, and if you look closely, you can see the Memphis Queen!!

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I love to run at sunset, especially when the weather is cooperative!!

that is gorgeous!! so gorgeous it took me three tries to spell that word right :dizzy:

where is that? where do you live? i LOVE to be places where you can just see endlessly into the horizon without all the mountains blocking the view...i saw before you said something about shucking corn too...i would love to live where there's lots of fruits and vegetables...my aunt lives in michigan(?)...*crap, where does she live?* or wisconsin maybe...but i talk to her on facebook all the time and she has acres of fruit to pick from...sooo jealous!

K9Owner
07-15-2011, 02:09 AM
Soo, I went to Dr. today.....she wants to have a CT scan done Monday morning at 9 a.m. to see what it is (she saw it/felt it, too)....says it could be just a fatty tumor (it's soft and movable--not attached to anything). I'm scared....trying not to be, but I am......also having some pain in my lower back on the left side. Please remember me in your prayers if you don't mind. I'd truly appreciate it!


Praying vigorously to Christ on your behalf, Diana--not only for this to be non-cancerous in form, but also for your conscious.
It is difficult to wait an entire weekend for something you feel like need now, especially medical. I pray anxiety will flee from you!
:hug:

alaskanlaughter
07-15-2011, 02:26 AM
LOL! i just figured it out! k9=krystal=facebook and i ONLY figured that out when i saw the same photo on there....i need to pay attention to detail more often LMAO!

K9Owner
07-15-2011, 02:34 AM
that is gorgeous!! so gorgeous it took me three tries to spell that word right :dizzy:

where is that? where do you live? i LOVE to be places where you can just see endlessly into the horizon without all the mountains blocking the view...i saw before you said something about shucking corn too...i would love to live where there's lots of fruits and vegetables...my aunt lives in michigan(?)...*crap, where does she live?* or wisconsin maybe...but i talk to her on facebook all the time and she has acres of fruit to pick from...sooo jealous!

I live close to Memphis, TN. I purposefully drive to this particular park just to run and drive my car.

I grew up on a farm in MS. My family mostly grew purple hulled peas(literally acres), but we always kept a field for watermelons, cantaloupes, okra, green beans, corn, butter beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and potatoes. Himalayan Blackberries grow wild and they have 1 apple tree and a pecan tree!
Since my dad retired last year, he has taken back up his green thumb of planting mass quantities of everything. They had a smaller garden over the past few years, but this one is as big as the one we had when I was a child (12 acres) and that's how my dad earned a living.
He also gets 2-3 pigs and cows a year, fattens them up, then carries them to the slaughterhouse. It's quite a chore.
My life now is totally different living & working near a major city, but I still love to can, freeze, and preserve homemade fruits, jams, syrups, and veggies from the garden.
It's interesting...not many of our generation know how to preserve and process their own food. I am glad to know I am one of the few!

K9Owner
07-15-2011, 02:35 AM
LOL! i just figured it out! k9=krystal=facebook and i ONLY figured that out when i saw the same photo on there....i need to pay attention to detail more often LMAO!

:rofl:
Are you an undercover natural blonde??

jeniansmom
07-15-2011, 06:54 AM
Official Friday weigh in is 257.5 That's down 5.5 lbs from last week. And my fasting blood sugar was 141 this am! Still tired from TTOM, but feeling good overall.

K9: Beautiful pic, thanks for sharing :)

Happy, healthy day to everyone!
Jen

Diana3271
07-15-2011, 07:48 AM
Good Morning and TGIF! :woohoo:

The board was down last night for maintenance, so I didn't get to post my foods.

I'm thinking TTOM is getting ready to start. I have some symptoms already and the dreaded insomnia.

Weigh In: 145
Up .2 from yesterday


Total Approx 1440 calories + :coffee:

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

Lunch (375 Calories)
Natures Own 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Rounds 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 Calories
1/2 wedge lite LC cheese/Lettuce 25 Calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (700 Calories)
Grilled Mahi 400 calories
2 very small hush puppies 100 calories
2 orders green beans 200 calories

Exercise:
KCM's 30 MTF Circuit Burn (both workouts w/ 8's and 10's and weighted gloves)

Larry H
07-15-2011, 08:10 AM
Did anyone miss me?:carrot:

It's great to return to technology!! :D The friend that I stayed with for our family reunion has no internet access:dizzy: It felt like I was living in ancient times.

Enjoyed myself a lot but I was a little over on my plan for food while I was away. Not a lot but definitely over. I averaged 1700 calories a day and my plan is 1500.

I will weigh later this morning and I hope it the scale will at least show no gain.

Diana in LA -- My prayers are for you and yours. To have to wait for an answer about your lump really sucks big time. :hug: :hug: :hug:

Larry

zoodoo613
07-15-2011, 08:39 AM
I love all the pictures!

Here's one of me on my hike on 7/3. The picture is facing south toward the town I grew up in. And for the record, that's only the first of the lookouts on that hike. It's only gets higher from there.


OK, just figured out about attachments. I don't think of myself as a computer idiot, but maybe I should rethink...

jomatho
07-15-2011, 08:44 AM
DianaLa, praying for you :hug:. Hang in there, I hope you find some comfort knowing we are all here. . .

WannaBeLoserAgain
07-15-2011, 08:45 AM
I am checking in. I am keeping myself accountable and I promise to watch the calories that go in my mouth and calories that will NOT go in my mouth!

I am sleeping and working the next three nights, so I have to plan carefully for those night time foods.

jomatho
07-15-2011, 08:54 AM
Darn Tacos! I was gearing up for a new low today only to find I am 0.8 up from yesterday!!! Okay, I know I said my focus was maintenance right now to help me get through this next week, but once I saw how close I was to a new low and to the 170's, my focus has changed to that. Maybe it is just the blip up before a new low. One can only hope, right?

Anyhow, today I am off for my walk and last night had planned that I would get in a short run after my walk, maybe 2 more miles, just to shake things up a bit. Also, lots of work on the sale today so my activity level should be nice and high. Haven't decided dinner yet, that is usually the deciding factor in my calorie allowance because breakfast and lunch (if I have lunch) is pretty much the same every day.

Diana3271, loved the fish tacos! Not sure the rest of the family did, but I did. I ended up making the pineapple sauce which I really liked on them. I didn't sleep well last night either. :faint:

Wow, I am talking about food already!

Ok, off to meet my friend for our walk.

K9Owner
07-15-2011, 09:08 AM
ZooDoo: What a gorgeous view!! :love: it! I love being in the “clouds” :lol:

Larry: :welcome1: back to reality!

JenIansmom: :bravo: on the 5.5 lbs!! WTG!!

Mlgibson: Like the new avi! Great job on the 3 miles walk. I took River—myLab/Pit—with me yesterday and after 4 miles, she was zonked!!

MamaKat: I’m so glad you decided to continue posting with us! You are really “Doing It” ;) What a sweet commie about my cooking. I am a decent cook until I am measured against my mother, then I don’t know anything about cooking!! :rofl:

Scarlett: :bravo: on reaching Onederland!! What an accomplishment!

Isabella: The same reason you stopped tracking exercise cals is the same reason I upped my loss from 1 lb to 1.5 lbs a week. If I can see I can eat more, I will!!

Jo: :woohoo: on getting back down to your low. No clue on the fish taco sauce. For some reason, when they came out with that, I thought—EWWWE! :barf: It’s probably good, but I just can’t see it.

:wave: Hi to everyone else!

Hoping everyone has a great Friday, full of OP options and choices!!

I am down a measly 0.4 to put me at 150 exactly. I had been up to 153.6 on Monday, so I can't complain at all!
Hey, at this rate, I may reach goal around the Christmas holiday :shrug:

berryblondeboys
07-15-2011, 09:08 AM
Morning everyone! Missed you all last night while the site was down!

K9 Beautiful photo and that would make a beautiful run!

Zoodoo Ditto to your photo! I bet that hike was wonderful!

Jeniansmom yay for the blood sugar and yay to your husband starting to make the switch to healthier eating too! And yes, the best gift for getting healthier is what it does for the kids. That's one thing I always felt so guilty about - the "do as i say, not as I do" thing I had going on with food and exercise.

Alaskanlaughter Glad your DH is doing great and that the sunburn didn't get as bad as it could have.

mlgibson try not to get stuck on a number you hope to reach in X amount of time. Especially with as little extra weight that you have, expecting 10 or more pounds a month is extremely difficult and getting healthier and fitter is the key, not how fast you do it. Remember, you didn't gain those 10 plus pounds in a month, so it doesn't need to come off in a month.

Mamakat Hope you slept well last night and good luck with painting today.

Diana3271 Hope Magnum is doing well today. Do you take him to work with you guys? Or does he stay at home?

LarryH I figured your absence was vacation related. isn't it amazing how living life without the internet feels like ancient times? Yet, we've only had that (most of us) for the last 15 years! (18 years for me).

zoodoo613
07-15-2011, 09:14 AM
Diana, my thoughts are with you. I know it's very scary, but don't let the worry wreak havoc on your life when it very well could be something mindor.

berryblondeboys
07-15-2011, 09:15 AM
Darn Tacos! I was gearing up for a new low today only to find I am 0.8 up from yesterday!!! Okay, I know I said my focus was maintenance right now to help me get through this next week, but once I saw how close I was to a new low and to the 170's, my focus has changed to that. Maybe it is just the blip up before a new low. One can only hope, right?

Anyhow, today I am off for my walk and last night had planned that I would get in a short run after my walk, maybe 2 more miles, just to shake things up a bit. Also, lots of work on the sale today so my activity level should be nice and high. Haven't decided dinner yet, that is usually the deciding factor in my calorie allowance because breakfast and lunch (if I have lunch) is pretty much the same every day.

Diana3271, loved the fish tacos! Not sure the rest of the family did, but I did. I ended up making the pineapple sauce which I really liked on them. I didn't sleep well last night either. :faint:

Wow, I am talking about food already!

Ok, off to meet my friend for our walk.


You sound like a busy lady! Wow! Don't worry, that new low is like RIGHT THERE! I can feel it!!!

You are inspiring me.... maybe I want to have a garage sale. Or, I need to sell a bunch of things on Craigslist or ebay. I have some pretty high quality things that I don't want to just give away or sell for super cheap, but at the same time, they are just taking up space!

zoodoo613
07-15-2011, 09:39 AM
Weigh-in this morning was 195.6, up 0.2 from yesterday. Calories were good. I worked out in the work gym, about 20 minutes on the elliptical and 25 on the treadmill. I brought my son and his friend with me. Actually they were kind of the reason I went at all, as it would have been a perfect night for a walk or bike ride outside, but they thought the gym sounded like more fun. The friend took it seriously! He kicked me off the elliptical and spent probably close to 30 minutes on it himself!

And now for more useless, if unexpected, numbers. I've heard the BFP meter on a scale can be especially inaccurate for women, since the electrical impulse only travels the lower half of the body. I can work around that, I thought. So after my shower last night, I tried a little experiment. First I weighed myself the usual way. 197.6, 41% BF. Next, I stood on my left foot, bent over, raised my right leg behind me, and used my right hand to bridge the two sensors on the right side of the scale. 198.2, 47%. Same routine, opposite side, 197.6, 46%. I did it again this morning, and while my BFP in the traditional position went up to 44% (where usually is lately in the morning) the yoga pose reading were still at 47%.

So what's surprising here, aside from the fact that I'd do such acrobatics to get a meaningless number, is that I'm fatter on top than on the bottom? This really comes as a shocker to me. I have huge legs. I don't have a huge gut (I have a gut, but it's not substantial). I do have big boobs, (and briefly considered trying to drape one by itself onto the scale, but backed off that plan), but not that big. Really, I'm quite surprised. Maybe my shelf-butt-fat was being missed before? Or is it just that my legs are so muscular that they alone were bringing down the number?

Uh oh, I hope I don't end up doing riskier and riskier moves trying to isolate my fat distribution.

Diana3271
07-15-2011, 09:53 AM
With the board being down, last night, I didn't get to read all the posts from yesterday. I saw a mention of Diana(LA) and went back to read.

Diana(LA) You are in my thoughts and prayers. :hug: Please post any new info when you get it.

Berry Yes, Magnum goes to work with us every day. :D The last couple of days, it has been really hot, heat index of 124*. The A/C in the office has been acting up, so I let him stay at home. He will be going to work with me today since it will be cooler. The new A/C was delivered yesterday. Electrical work was started yesterday and should be completed today. Hopefully everything will be done by the first of the week.

Jomatho I didn't see a mention of this, but what kind of fish did you use? Does the family normally like fish?

SMess
07-15-2011, 10:05 AM
Hey all!

Just writing a quick note to say, 'I'm still here!' My mom's been having a tough week so things have gotten way busier than I thought they would be with running her back and forth between the hospital and whatnot. Added to that, my best friend goes into emergency surgery to correct a potentially permanent injury to her foot. Big stress! But I've added a half hour walk in the mornings to my regular evening workout of ripped in 30, which has been great for giving myself an outlet for the stress.

I'm glad to see so many people powering through their plans and making progress - and it seems like we have a lot of people living in very beautiful locales!

Diana in LA: You're on my list of people I'm thinking of, today. No matter what happens, we're all here for you!

Thanks for all the help and support, and I hope to be back more regularly soon!

berryblondeboys
07-15-2011, 10:06 AM
Weigh-in this morning was 195.6, up 0.2 from yesterday. Calories were good. I worked out in the work gym, about 20 minutes on the elliptical and 25 on the treadmill. I brought my son and his friend with me. Actually they were kind of the reason I went at all, as it would have been a perfect night for a walk or bike ride outside, but they thought the gym sounded like more fun. The friend took it seriously! He kicked me off the elliptical and spent probably close to 30 minutes on it himself!

And now for more useless, if unexpected, numbers. I've heard the BFP meter on a scale can be especially inaccurate for women, since the electrical impulse only travels the lower half of the body. I can work around that, I thought. So after my shower last night, I tried a little experiment. First I weighed myself the usual way. 197.6, 41% BF. Next, I stood on my left foot, bent over, raised my right leg behind me, and used my right hand to bridge the two sensors on the right side of the scale. 198.2, 47%. Same routine, opposite side, 197.6, 46%. I did it again this morning, and while my BFP in the traditional position went up to 44% (where usually is lately in the morning) the yoga pose reading were still at 47%.

So what's surprising here, aside from the fact that I'd do such acrobatics to get a meaningless number, is that I'm fatter on top than on the bottom? This really comes as a shocker to me. I have huge legs. I don't have a huge gut (I have a gut, but it's not substantial). I do have big boobs, (and briefly considered trying to drape one by itself onto the scale, but backed off that plan), but not that big. Really, I'm quite surprised. Maybe my shelf-butt-fat was being missed before? Or is it just that my legs are so muscular that they alone were bringing down the number?

Uh oh, I hope I don't end up doing riskier and riskier moves trying to isolate my fat distribution.

The mental images here are quite comical, but of course, now you got me wanting to test it out to at least give you results to compare yours to. Hmmm... for me, most of my weight is in my lower abdomen I would say. i would think it gets counted in the traditional way of calculating BFP.

I've already eaten breakfast and hydrated, but I can take a baseline measurement on the scale and then try our acrobatics...

OK... I tried it and besides feeling like I was going to topple any second, it wouldn't take a reading... it kind of went bonkers with flickering numbers. I tried again and felt I was going to fall over. So, sorry! No help for you!

mamakat
07-15-2011, 10:11 AM
Zoodoo
Weigh-in this morning was 195.6, up 0.2 from yesterday. Calories were good. I worked out in the work gym, about 20 minutes on the elliptical and 25 on the treadmill. I brought my son and his friend with me. Actually they were kind of the reason I went at all, as it would have been a perfect night for a walk or bike ride outside, but they thought the gym sounded like more fun. The friend took it seriously! He kicked me off the elliptical and spent probably close to 30 minutes on it himself!

And now for more useless, if unexpected, numbers. I've heard the BFP meter on a scale can be especially inaccurate for women, since the electrical impulse only travels the lower half of the body. I can work around that, I thought. So after my shower last night, I tried a little experiment. First I weighed myself the usual way. 197.6, 41% BF. Next, I stood on my left foot, bent over, raised my right leg behind me, and used my right hand to bridge the two sensors on the right side of the scale. 198.2, 47%. Same routine, opposite side, 197.6, 46%. I did it again this morning, and while my BFP in the traditional position went up to 44% (where usually is lately in the morning) the yoga pose reading were still at 47%.

So what's surprising here, aside from the fact that I'd do such acrobatics to get a meaningless number, is that I'm fatter on top than on the bottom? This really comes as a shocker to me. I have huge legs. I don't have a huge gut (I have a gut, but it's not substantial). I do have big boobs, (and briefly considered trying to drape one by itself onto the scale, but backed off that plan), but not that big. Really, I'm quite surprised. Maybe my shelf-butt-fat was being missed before? Or is it just that my legs are so muscular that they alone were bringing down the number?

Uh oh, I hope I don't end up doing riskier and riskier moves trying to isolate my fat distribution.

OMG that made me laugh. I pictured it the entire time I was reading it. It's funny what we will do behind closed doors that no one would guess. I get why you did it, it just makes me wonder how you came up with the process. Although it made sense reading it, it would be something that I would have never come up with. Or for that matter be able to perform. Thank you for sharing that.

zoodoo613
07-15-2011, 10:13 AM
The mental images here are quite comical, but of course, now you got me wanting to test it out to at least give you results to compare yours to. Hmmm... for me, most of my weight is in my lower abdomen I would say. i would think it gets counted in the traditional way of calculating BFP.

I've already eaten breakfast and hydrated, but I can take a baseline measurement on the scale and then try our acrobatics...

OK... I tried it and besides feeling like I was going to topple any second, it wouldn't take a reading... it kind of went bonkers with flickering numbers. I tried again and felt I was going to fall over. So, sorry! No help for you!

:dizzy: I left that part out. It took me a little while to stabilize myself enough for the scale to take a reading. But I have quite good balance. I can be still. I haven't done a ton of yoga, but I'm not bad at what I've done. I can do this pose: http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/468. And of course, now that I've thought of it, I'm going to have to try it on the scale. :o

berryblondeboys
07-15-2011, 10:17 AM
:dizzy: I left that part out. It took me a little while to stabilize myself enough for the scale to take a reading. But I have quite good balance. I can be still. I haven't done a ton of yoga, but I'm not bad at what I've done. I can do this pose: http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/468. And of course, now that I've thought of it, I'm going to have to try it on the scale. :o

Oh my goodness! I bow to your flexibility and core strength and whatever else required to do that pose! Yoga and me? NO FLIPPING WAY!!! I am so not flexible and while I think I have pretty good balance, that's only if not doing contorted positions!

OK... I'm going to give it one more shot. You wouldn't think it would be that hard to do! but, I can't even touch my toes and my big gut and boobs get in the way when trying to get a scale reading.

ETA: Nope can't get balanced enough to get a reading - pathetic!

zoodoo613
07-15-2011, 10:17 AM
Shoot, y'all. What if I start doing this all the time!? What if I end up with some elaborate weighing routine that involves any number of positions. Only I would figure out a way to take scale obsession to a whole new level :o

zoodoo613
07-15-2011, 10:19 AM
Oh my goodness! I bow to your flexibility and core strength and whatever else required to do that pose! Yoga and me? NO FLIPPING WAY!!! I am so not flexible and while I think I have pretty good balance, that's only if not doing contorted positions!

OK... I'm going to give it one more shot. You wouldn't think it would be that hard to do! but, I can't even touch my toes and my big gut and boobs get in the way when trying to get a scale reading.

I never said I looked like her when I was doing it. My arms are bent a bit more, and my knees don't get anywhere near my armpits. But yeah, I can do it.

mamakat
07-15-2011, 10:40 AM
Zoodoo,
Be careful. Next you'll be telling the nurse at the doctors office "oh no, that isn't how I weigh. Stand back."

Just looked at the pose. You can hold yourself up with your arms!!!! I bow to you. AWESOME...very cool. I can't even hold 5# over my head LOL

berryblondeboys
07-15-2011, 10:43 AM
Zoodoo,
Be careful. Next you'll be telling the nurse at the doctors office "oh no, that isn't how I weigh. Stand back."

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

mamakat
07-15-2011, 11:14 AM
Good Morning Everyone,
And what a good morning it is! 6# in 6 days! Awesome. I have been doing wonderfully on the low carb. way of life. I'm not sure if the energy is good eating or Bipolar, but I'm going with it. Yesterday I painted, cleaned up, painted again, cleaned up again. Oh and 30 min. workout so I was really ahead of the game.

Well here's why I don't like to cook for the man. He came home angry about work "things I don't understand" and "never listen to" "no support". All while cooking in a hot kitchen for 5 people. I set the table, I cleaned the dishes while cooking so again ahead of the game. But for me to be called dumb and non-supportive while doing it was of course making me angry. So 3 mins. till dinner I call everyone to gather and do you know what they did. They sat at the table and watched while I put the food in serving dishes, put them on the table and then put things away. I sat down and the first thing said was "we need knives". Hello, someone could have gotten them while I was serving food!!!!!!!! Everyone ate in silence and left when they were done. I clean up. Just before DH husband left he mumbled "thanks". And that is why I HATE cooking for a man.
It makes me feel belittled and like a servant in my own home. Ugh, I can't get over it.
Thanks for letting me rant.

But hey 6# down and only 4 to go till I can start seeing my lowest weight each time I lose. I'm excited and yes, very glad I stayed on to share my journey with you. Today I go to see Winnie the Pooh, but should be home in time to paint some more or clean we'll see.
Have a great and healthy day! :)

shishkeberry
07-15-2011, 11:36 AM
Morning everyone. Good luck today, Diana in La. I'll be thinking about you.
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Larry, welcome back!
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So I have a new low this morning of 264.2 :) tonight I'm going to SIL's house because she's making a special belated birthday dinner for my family and I. We're having stuffed cabbage rolls. That's the dinner I always asked my mom to make for me on my birthday. I'm going to ask her to use low sodium tomato soup and brown rice and I bet she'll use ground turkey. Sounds yummy!
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Mamakat that sounds awful. I would not put up with that. Let them all fend for themselves for a few days. My DF would get punched in the junk if he ever treated me that way. Your home is your castle too.
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Have a great day, everyone. :)

shellsbrood
07-15-2011, 12:58 PM
Hi, everyone!

Diana(LA)--You're in my thoughts and prayers! Hang in there. :hug:

Diana--I'm praying for Magnum, too. How's the furbaby doing today? :hug:

Pint--I read your post the other day about leaving your husband. Praying for strength and direction for you. I'm glad to hear that you have a good support system and live in such a nice area. I know you've been struggling with this decision for a while. You've definitely given him every chance. :hug:

Berry--I remember being in the 230s as well. You are doing an AMAZING job!! :carrot:

Larry--Good to see you!

Mamakat--Ugh, that's so not ok. You shouldn't feel that way and people should be helping out! I think I'd go on cooking strike at that point. :mad:

Zoo--I have huge legs too. I can't even fit my calves into large calf boots. :o And I love your scale obsession, btw. :lol:

K9--My weight has been trickling recently. I think I'll be joining you in the maybe-I'll-reach-my-ideal-weight-by-Christmas. :rolleyes:

Hi to everyone else!! :wave:


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Well, I finally reached the 170s! I haven't seen the 170s since I first found out I was pregnant with my 1st child over 9 years ago!! As I'm nearing my goal, I know that I don't want to stay at 175. I'll probably be lowering it. But, boy, would it be good to reach my first goal. I'm nearing the 1 year anniversary of my lifestyle change (Sept 1st) and I'd love to say that I've lost 90lbs. Is 171 reasonable for a month and a half? It's just 7lbs. Either way, I'm still over the moon and so very grateful for being where I am today. :D

K9Owner
07-15-2011, 01:00 PM
OMGosh! I made an entire post this a.m. & didn't submit it!
:tantrum:

Well, off to bed I go.. Work tonite. Down a measly 0.4 :woohoo: (sarcastic)
Better than Monday when I was 153.6 though, so I'll take it!!

alaskanlaughter
07-15-2011, 01:27 PM
good morning! slept in as late as i could possibly get in and still get up for the kids who arrive at 7:45...and im still tired...i was very hungry in the middle of the night from doing the calorie counting last night...luckily i'm not one who will get up and eat...i'm far too lazy to do that and i'd rather just lay in bed, be hungry and go back to sleep LOL

it's a nice uneventful day today...cloudy, kinda rainy....5 kids here...nothing else going on :)

mamakat
07-15-2011, 06:00 PM
alaskan
.i was very hungry in the middle of the night from doing the calorie counting last night...luckily i'm not one who will get up and eat...i'm far too lazy to do that and i'd rather just lay in bed, be hungry and go back to sleep LOL

me too :lol: Now if we could just do that with emotional eating. You know get emotional upstair and say forget it, I'm too lazy to pig out. I wish.

mamakat
07-15-2011, 06:16 PM
smess sorry about the stresses going on :hug: great job in adding the walk. I really do believe exercise helps with stress. After last night's dinner debacle I went for a quick 15 minute brisk walk. I felt better or at least accomplished :)

shells congrats on getting to the 170's. I don't think 7 lbs is too much to ask for in that amount of time. If you're determined, I'm sure you can do it. I so know what you mean about wanting to say I lost x amount of weight. 90# is super impressive. I'm waiting for the 40, hoping for it this weekend or mid week next week. But when I hit 200 I'll be able to say I've lost 83# and I know whoever I say that to will be impressed. Ha, I'll still have to lose 65# but 83 sounds pretty cool. Good luck ;)

larry glad to see you made it back home (both in Florida and here). How was your trip? Isn't it funny how far we've come in such a short time? My kids have always had computers but I can remember when we were trying to communicate with MIL by computer in 93 and it was just too hard. Even camera conferences were too technical and now we have Facebook. So amazing.

shishke and shells it took all my strength to not yell and let me say if a friend wasn't over, I do believe the food would have went on him instead of in him. He knows how much I hate to cook (loathe) especially for a man (issues from childhood and mother's 7 husbands and way too many boyfriends to count) so for him to do what he did, he was lucky. I still plan to cook but if he ever does that again, he'll see the darker side of me. :mad:

Well I went to the movies and did NOT have popcorn, if you knew me you would know that is a SIN in my book. It was hard to smell it, but I did and I survived. Afterwards we went to BJ's where I stocked up on Atkin's bars as I can not look at another egg :p I found some that I can have for a dessert too so i will have that satisfaction and still come in under calories.

Weekend is here, I hope everyone has a great OP time. I will be finishing up painting the hall. First weekend for me on low carb I hope it goes well. Have a wonderful evening everyone. :)

alaskanlaughter
07-15-2011, 06:24 PM
ive been working on strategies over the years to handle emotional eating instead of just eating....i find it almost natural now, when i'm worried or stressed, to start cleaning things instead of eating...something to do with the movement, keeping my body busy or something...

ive also recently gotten into chewing gum when i feel the urge to start eating something....and it's especially helpful to be chewing gum when i'm baking or making kids' food so i wont start putting that stuff in my mouth lol

IsabellaOlivia
07-15-2011, 07:08 PM
Ate 2000 calories today. My workout was Jillian Michaels ripped in 30.
I'm going on Holiday, thus I'll be MIA for a week's time.

Alaskanlaughter: I feel gum increases my hunger sensation.

berryblondeboys
07-15-2011, 07:38 PM
I cant get into gum, but I found some great sugar free mints at Trader joes that help me out.

Larry H
07-15-2011, 08:11 PM
smess

larry glad to see you made it back home (both in Florida and here). How was your trip? Isn't it funny how far we've come in such a short time? My kids have always had computers but I can remember when we were trying to communicate with MIL by computer in 93 and it was just too hard. Even camera conferences were too technical and now we have Facebook. So amazing.



mamakat - I am not in Florida yet. I am at my son's home just East of Albany, NY. When I talked about returning it was from just South of Buffalo, NY and back to Albany, NY. :D

I am returning to Florida, the last week of July. I have been freezing in this 85 degree weather and I can't wait to get back to sunny Florida and 95 degree and above weather. I grew up in the Buffalo, NY area and used to love the cold. However now having lost a lot of weight and me being acclimated to hot weather I am having extreme difficulty staying warm. I do get a lot of strange looks because I wear a fairly heavy jacket inside the house most of the time.:D

Larry,

mamakat
07-15-2011, 10:34 PM
Larry
I am returning to Florida, the last week of July. I have been freezing in this 85 degree weather and I can't wait to get back to sunny Florida and 95 degree and above weather. I grew up in the Buffalo, NY area and used to love the cold. However now having lost a lot of weight and me being acclimated to hot weather I am having extreme difficulty staying warm. I do get a lot of strange looks because I wear a fairly heavy jacket inside the house most of the time.

Larry,

That's funny, I grew up in AZ and during the winters there, I'd freeze. I moved here CT and now I can't stand to wear a coat even during the cold ice storms. I'm wondering if that will change as I start losing significant weight.
Glad to see you :)

Isabella have a wonderful Holiday!

alaskan I used to chew gum all the time, but found out even the muscles and ligaments in my jaw are failing me so I can't overwork them with gum. Which is a good thing because I'd do it anyway (deal with pain later) but recently I was chewing and one of my teeth broke apart. Waaa, my dentist is going to freak when he sees I was being bad :p

Had a good day, glad to be settling down. I came in under calories again...yay. I have allotted enough calories to have an Atkin's endulge bar, but I'm very full still so not even sure I'll try one tonight. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I found a couple of easy enough trail and may skip painting and take the family out again on a whim. :lol: O how they love that. :D
Good night.

shishkeberry
07-15-2011, 11:00 PM
My SIL made her cabbage rolls. She even tweaked the recipe to use low sodium soup, brown rice, and turkey burger. It was yummy! And only 450 cal for two rolls! Oh, it was delicious. Then we had sugar free jello and french vanilla cool whip for dessert. I still have around 400 cals for the day, but I might not use them. What's everyone's opinion on eating your exercise calories?

mamakat
07-15-2011, 11:19 PM
shish I don't like to eat the exercised calories because then I know that I've come under and still feel satisfied. I really am getting addicted to losing a pound a day so I try hard. I can't say it always happens, but I try.
Right now I'm still full from dinner/dessert and am thinking I'm not going to see a pound down tomorrow. But I've been telling myself.."you felt this way yesterday too."

alaskanlaughter
07-15-2011, 11:32 PM
mmmm fresh-caught alaskan halibut for dinner tonight!! baked up with just a bit of salt and pepper on it...yummm...i ate a little and might have more later but i wasnt very hungry at dinnertime

i was SOO hungry earlier today though...i even went up in carbs from having some of the banana pumpkin bread that i made for the kids...i didnt have alot but it was enough to up the carbs...that was in the later afternoon after i'd been starvinggg all day even after eating...it was weird...i know i'm coming up on TOM though but still...once i ate that i felt very satisfied but not full and the desire to eat went away and still hasnt come back...going out to run some errands now

mamakat
07-16-2011, 12:03 AM
Just another thing I'm happy to see. As I've cooked this week, we have sat at the table as a family...nice. I have seen my son, a carb addict eat salad, spinach, cauliflower, not liking them, but eating them. I've also seen my daughter make smaller portions for herself. Could it be that I am rubbing off on them? That would be cool.
:)

Diana3271
07-16-2011, 12:07 AM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

We just got home! I had a crazy day! DH and our friend decided to install our new A/C in the office today. The installation went fine and it works great. The problem . . . my office is literally a disaster area! They had to cut a hole in the wall/building for the bigger unit. We covered up one area, but I'm serious, it's a disaster area! I couldn't do my regular DVD workout since they were working in the office. I made the most of my situation and jumped rope in the shop for my exercise. The bad thing is that we just ate dinner! I have no idea what the scale is going to say in the morning. My calories are good, but I never eat this late! Hey, I did the best I could considering my situation. I hope you have a nice evening and sleep well. See you in the morning! :wave:

Total Approx 1440 Calories + :coffee:

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

Lunch (375 Calories)
Natures Own 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Rounds 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 Calories
1/2 wedge lite LC cheese/Lettuce 25 Calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (700 Calories)
Grilled Chicken Breast 400 calories
3 orders steamed veggies 300 calories

Exercise:
1500 Jump Ropes

berryblondeboys
07-16-2011, 01:26 AM
So, Diana3271 you never spilled the beans about when your birthday was this week and there's only one more day this week, so if it's on Saturday, today my time and yours, Happy Birthday!!! And if it was some other time this week, Happy Belated Birthday and I hope it's a great year for you!!!!

alaskanlaughter
07-16-2011, 01:48 AM
happy birthday diana!!!

i ended the day at 1395 calories and 76 carbs...somehow those carbs snuck up on me today *sigh* gotta work on that tomorrow...i seem to be starvinggg all mornings and then not hungry through the afternoon and into the evening, when i'll eat a little more...i'm really trying to only eat when im hungry and to have gum in my mouth when i'd otherwise be tempted to eat off plan with the kids' stuff...am very tired today and dont know why but YAY! it's the weekend!

nomorexcuses
07-16-2011, 02:00 AM
The junk food is out of the house and I have started to journal again. I need to set some short term goals- with non-food rewards of course. Excersize...well that is another challenge.

Best of luck to all of you- keep working

Larry H
07-16-2011, 02:35 AM
Happy birthday Diana!!:carrot:

My weight is still 224 - no change today. :( I have decided to try calorie cycling to try to minimize the lengthy periods with no weight change.

Mon goal 1651 calories - actual was
Tue goal 1201 calories - actual was
Wed goal 1501 calories - actual was
Thur goal 1351 calories - actual was
Fri goal 1801 calories - actual was 1829 29 over
Sat goal 1501 calories - actual was
Sun goal 1501 calories - actual was

I am told that calorie cycling provides same amount of calories per week, in my case 1500 per day average for the week but 'tricks' your body by constantly changing daily calories. This is supposed to help prevent or break plateaus. :D

No chance for exercise today. :(

Larry,

jeniansmom
07-16-2011, 07:15 AM
Weird. I unintentionally came in very low on my cals yesterday. Carbs and fats were lower then I've been eating lately too. And sodium was not high (I haven't been tracking it but I went back and checked). I am up a pound today. I also was exhausted yesterday. Didn't sleep well the night before and was tired all day. Fell asleep on the couch. I need to start tracking the role sleep/tiredness plays in both my craving level and my weight fluctuation. So much to learn about how this all works.

DH lost 1.5 pounds this week. :)

Happy, healthy Saturday to all :)
Jen

and...

Happy (belated?) birthday Diana!!!

Welcome Back, Larry :)

have fun on holiday Isabella :)

nomoreexcuses good for you! sounds like we are in a similar place...i just started getting back on track the last week of June..glad you are here :)

mamakat good for you on the no popcorn! we are going to see the new Harry Potter tomorrow and I am nervous. We're going to breakfast first, but I am a movie muncher though usually candy not popcorn. The drink will be fine as I always get water, but I don't know how I will handle a movie that long without something to munch. Trying to think of what I can sneak in that's low carb and not too stinky lol (I think my low carb pitas and humus would be stinky, or hard boiled eggs lol )

Also, very cool about your kids eating healthier. Sounds like a great NSV to me!

alaskan i chew gum at work to avoid breathing on patients when I have to get up close..we have a girl in the office with rancid breath and as far as I know mine is not but I worry about it after smelling hers! but I try to drink a glass of water when I feel munchy so I can tell if it's real hunger or not. I wish I could clean when emotional..I envy people who do that..or those that exercise. My house would be so clean and/or I would be thin!

Diana3271
07-16-2011, 09:24 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! I hope you have a fantastic weekend! Enjoy!

My Birthday is Sunday! :D All of you have already started the party, so that means I can celebrate for 2 days! :woohoo: :D Thank you so much for the Birthday wishes.

My friend and her husband (he's the one that helped DH with the A/C installation) came by the shop yesterday. She gave me a card and a new lipstick for my birthday. We are suppose to get together next week and go out for dinner. She has been such a huge supporter of me and I :hug: her. She is doing Weight Watchers. I think she has lost 19 pounds in 2 months. She is not very tall and I could really see the weight loss on her. She looks fab! I am so glad that she found a plan that works for her. She tried calorie counting, but didn't like that. Weight Watchers is a perfect fit for her.

Weigh In: 144
Down: 1 pound

This morning I woke up and my fingers felt tight. I thought for sure that I was going to have a gain, but I didn't. I think it's the whole pending TTOM/hormonal thing going on. It could also be that I haven't gotten rid of the water weight from the Japanese restaurant. But I think the hormones are the biggest culprit.

berryblondeboys
07-16-2011, 09:58 AM
Well this way Diana, you get TWO days of birthday wishes! Any plans? And maybe your fingers felt tight from holding the jump rope for 1500 jumps? Holy Moly!!!

WannaBeLoserAgain
07-16-2011, 10:00 AM
Worked last night and I actually made some correct decisions. I drank some water instead of that juice and I didn't touch or eat that cake!

jeniansmom
07-16-2011, 10:00 AM
hmm...first time in a couple of weeks that my tummy is upset
not sure if it was the splenda in the dessert last night or maybe ttom related or what
but now i'm hungry and trying to figure out what i can eat that is tummy friendly and not high carb...i don't think my usual toast is a good idea

aha..i toasted one of my low carb pitas...yummy! the warm crunchy comfort of toast but still kind to my blood sugar and weight loss

Diana3271
07-16-2011, 10:18 AM
Well this way Diana, you get TWO days of birthday wishes! Any plans? And maybe your fingers felt tight from holding the jump rope for 1500 jumps? Holy Moly!!!

Berry Every year I save my credit card points to take each of us out for our birthday. I always choose to eat lobster. The plan is to go to Red Lobster. I will probably get a 3 pound live Main lobster. :lol3: Yes, I eat the whole thing! :lol: Did I ever mention that I am a big eater. :D Anyways, I do give DH and Mom a taste if they want. I don't normally eat any sides. I don't know how hungry I will feel tomorrow. We'll see about the sides.

Now, about the Birthday dessert . . . I have been fantasizing about peanut butter. I have been planning to get a piece of peanut butter pie. Here is my dilemma. You know I have been dealing with a food allergy/intolerance. I still don't have it figured out, I don't think. Friday a week ago, I had those damn mixed nuts. I haven't had anything with nuts since. I don't think I am going to eat the peanut butter pie that I am so wanting. I am going to give it another week without nuts and see how my reaction is.

This is something about my allergy that I don't understand. Overall, it has improved 1000%. A year ago, I literally had facial and full body swelling. My lips would swell and I would break out around my mouth. My lips would be huge! I still break out around my mouth a little. I can tell that I will still gain water weight and become constipated. That's what happened when we went out of town the last time. I had some of those mixed nuts then and desserts with peanut butter. So, I don't know what the deal is with me and this allergy. I have been a week without anything with nuts, so I don't want to eat it now and then have to start all over.

Larry H
07-16-2011, 10:26 AM
hmm...first time in a couple of weeks that my tummy is upset
not sure if it was the splenda in the dessert last night or maybe ttom related or what
but now i'm hungry and trying to figure out what i can eat that is tummy friendly and not high carb...i don't think my usual toast is a good idea

My DW is allergic to Splenda , it upsets her stomach every time. I have started using Stevia for cooking and that is not bothering her.

Larry,

shishkeberry
07-16-2011, 10:32 AM
Hello everyone :) as of this morning I've officially lost 25 lbs. That picture in my avatar is me at Easter, before I started this journey. I really wish I could be taking progress pictures but I don't have a camera anymore. :( so I have no idea if that loss is noticeable yet. DF can't tell yet, either. Oh well, even if I look the same I feel better about it mentally. And I can't wait to lose more. I'm at an even 264 today.

mamakat
07-16-2011, 10:45 AM
shish :congrats: on the loss. Might be DF doesn't notice because he's with you all the time. I'm 2 sizes smaller than last year (not in bra :() and DH doesn't notice. We do notice however, that my right arm flab is more than an inch tighter than my left arm. It is so freaky looking.

larry I didn't even know it was possible to be allergic to Splenda, but then I didn't know you could be allergic to carrots and celery. My daughter is and like Diana she gets swollen lips. Sorry but I laugh every time, it amazes me to see them blow up like balloons right before your eyes. :lol:

wannabe good job on passing up that cake...that's a hard for me too.

Diana3271
07-16-2011, 10:58 AM
Larry Which Stevia do you like? The one that I like is Stevia in the Raw. DH is old school and prefers Sweet 'n Low. Although, he doesn't like any of it and prefers sugar. ;)

mamakat The running joke with me is that I get Octomom lips. Octomom lips are bigger than Angelina Jolie lips. :lol3:

shishkeberry Congrats on the 25 pounds! That's awesome! :carrot: I agree, DF may not notice because he sees you every day. Something weird with me, no one really noticed my weight loss until I hit the 90 pound mark. I don't know why and it really hurt my feelings. I think it's because when most people see me, I am behind my desk. I have always carried my weight below my waist, so they didn't notice much. Most people really took notice of me since the first of the year and I lost the last 30 pounds. I think people are more wrapped up with themselves and don't notice other people.

stacygee
07-16-2011, 11:13 AM
Hello my friends. It has been so long that I have been away but it hasn't been without thinking of you. I am sorry...

I have been so busy and off my program and now feeling very bad about it. I don't even feel the need to reach 150 any longer. But REALLY to be so close to losing 100 pounds... I am feeling the need to do that. I have to make it my number one priority again. Any bit of encouragement would be helpful at this point. Although I have continued some exercising I have not been diligent about my diet. Need some willpower there.

I am going to go back and try to catch up on what has been happening with all of you.

mamakat
07-16-2011, 11:19 AM
Go :cheer: Stacey :cheer: Go You Can Do This !

Ok, I've waited long enough...I'm up .8. Blah I wanted another pound, Oh well. I plan to go on a very long walk today so maybe that will help. DH is making a low carb breakfast in my honor...thank you darling :)

I hope you all have a wonderful and happy day. :)

shishkeberry
07-16-2011, 11:27 AM
You can do it, stacy!

Larry H
07-16-2011, 11:30 AM
Larry Which Stevia do you like? The one that I like is Stevia in the Raw. DH is old school and prefers Sweet 'n Low. Although, he doesn't like any of it and prefers sugar. ;)

Diana I also prefer and use Stevia in the Raw almost always and sometimes I have used Sun Crystals.

For tea and cereal my DW is a Sweet 'n Low junkie. :D

Larry,

mamakat
07-16-2011, 11:32 AM
:lol: sweet n low junkie...I thought I was the only one. My DH says it's yucky, has a chemical after taste. MMMM that's the part I like :lol:

Larry H
07-16-2011, 11:37 AM
:lol: sweet n low junkie...I thought I was the only one. My DH says it's yucky, has a chemical after taste. MMMM that's the part I like :lol:

Now this is very funny!!:D "it's yucky, has a chemical after taste. MMMM that's the part I like"


Larry,

Diana3271
07-16-2011, 11:46 AM
Stacy Hang in there! I know you can do this. You came back here for a reason. You must want this more than you realize. Build on it and make it work for you.

SMess
07-16-2011, 02:48 PM
Whew!

Yesterday was not so good - I didn't end up having time to do my evening workout and I succumbed to a stress binge - total calorie intake was 2688 minus about two hundred from my morning walk. I was sooo tired all day yesterday, I'm still feeling it. But my mom is doing much better today, she even asked if we could go out somewhere (she's got severe agoraphobia, so her wanting to go outside the house is HUGE!) and my friend made it through yesterday's surgery without too many hangups. I just finished making lunch for everybody, I think I may go to the store and then take my mom to the park.

Diana: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I went to Red Lobster for my graduation dinner, I love that place! I'm sorry to hear about your allergy troubles - as someone who's been allergic to nuts my whole life, I can tell you that nut allergies in particular are very fickle things. Since I've always been allergic I've never been tempted, but I studied in Scotland for a semester last spring and accidentally ate something that had been cooked in peanut oil. I expected the usual (I'm not anaphylactic, I have a less common reaction that involves rashes and digestive issues), but nothing happened. I went to the doctor and explained it, and he said that a lot of Americans have nut allergies that disappear or become less severe when they go abroad for extended periods of time. Nut allergies are pretty much unique to the US, a feature of what he said was way too many chemicals in our food. Something to think about!

WannaBe: Props on resisting the cake. It's one of my worst temptations, so I definitely sympathize.

Jeniansmom: A cup of tea always helps me when I've got an upset stomach, though I like the pita idea!

Larry: My mom is the same way, she gets a terrible headache if she has any kind of artificial sweetener.

Shishkeberry: CONGRATS! Reaching 25 pounds is a wonderful achievement. I haven't been taking pictures either, but people have just started noticing the loss (mostly they see it in my face), and I'm just shy of 30 pounds lost.

stacygee: YOU CAN DO IT!! You're so close!

alaskan: Chewing gum was one of the best tips I got about staving off cravings. You should also try brushing your teeth. The minty flavor tends to taste nasty with anything sweet you'd be craving.

mamakat: Isn't it such a cool feeling to see other people taking a cue from you? My brother is always talking about how much he hates fruits and veggies, but I've found that if I cut up oranges or apples or cucumbers and leave them on the table next to him, he'll keep munching on them till they're gone. Much better than potato chips!

Isabella: Have fun on holiday!

shellsbrood: Congrats on reaching the 170s!

Sorry if I missed anyone, I'll try to catch up with everybody later!

stacygee
07-16-2011, 03:29 PM
Thank you for the warm welcome back mamakat, shishkeberry, Diana and SMess!

I read through so many posts and saw so many new posters!

Berry I think you got past the onederland milestone since I have been gone. Congrats!

Larry: How is the calorie cycling working for you?

I'll check in throughout the day today. I am concentrating on having a vigilant start back to lose these lasst pounds to get to the milestone of losing 100.

alaskanlaughter
07-16-2011, 03:32 PM
welcome back stacy!!

im getting a slow start to the morning...need to do some recycling today and some errands...DH is going to work on his boat and i'm sure our son will be following him around up there...it's a 24-foot cabin cruiser that he's getting ready to take out in the water...he has to put all the mechanical parts back together and replace a few parts....it's his pet project lol...strangely i dont have much to do today...i HATE not having anything to do...

Sum38
07-16-2011, 05:39 PM
Wow...so many new faces.

I feel like I have to introduce myself all over again :)

Doing great. Weight at 151 lbs!!!

berryblondeboys
07-16-2011, 05:54 PM
Stacygee So nice to see you back! You have been missed!

Alaskanlaughter I would so love NOT having something to do! Is there such a thing?

SMess Sorry you had a rough day yesterday, but glad your mom and your friend had a better day. If you don't mind me asking, don't recall you saying, but what is your mom dealing with health-wise besides agoraphobia?

LarryH I think calorie cycling makes sense for so many reasons - starting with, isn't that more like natural eating? I don't think we ever said, "Oh, I need 1500 on the dot".

nomorexcuses hope the pantry cleanse and journaling is a help to you.

JeniansmomIsn't it crazy how we have to learn about our body's responses all over again? I know initially I was a bit sleepy, but once my body adjusted to exercise and my new eating it got better - a lot better.

wannabeloseragain Congrats on avoiding the cake!

Diana3271 Sounds like some nice plans. I've never had lobster as I'm not partial to seafood. Fish, yes, seafood, no. It's a texture thing. Red Lobster, or a chain is a great place to go and have OPTIONS for low calorie and low carb, so it's a standby for us 'if' we never need to eat out.

And sorry this allergy thing has been a crazy ride. Nuts, huh? Wonder if it's all nuts or some? My cousin-in-law's wife (???) is allergic to all nuts, but not peanuts. My MIL is allergic to hazelnuts but no other nut (and she got allergic to that in Europe where hazelnuts are much more common than here).


shishkaberry yay on the 25 pounds lost!!!! it took my husband quite awhile to notice a difference too and it is because they see you every day. But you KNOW you are making a difference! yay you!!!

Mamakat Now you know 'expecting' a pound a day is kind of unrealistic, right? Imagine if we all could lose 100 pounds in 100 days. Wouldn't that be great? But, you are making a big improvement, so don't be discouraged by daily fluctuations.

And, just some thoughts on "making food for the man" stuff. I too get ROYALLY pissed if I start getting treated like a servant, but you see, it's up to me (and you) to make sure that doesn't happen. Delegate, delegate, delegate. To husband, "Can you get everyone's drinks." To daughter, "Can you get out the plates and silverware.", To son, "Can you get the serving dishes and serving utensils." And all the while you finish your cooking. Then, when dinner is over, "OK, everyone get their plates and scrape them off and will someone help me load up the dishwasher, X, I think it's your turn tonight."

K9owner Hi!!! Hope you are having a great day! More canning and freezing?

IsabellaOlivia Have a great holiday!