LA Weight Loss - SEPTEMBER - LAWL Friends

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09-01-2011, 09:59 AM
It's September...hopefully we can keep the thread moving and get to three pages this month. Jeeze -- remember when it would move so quickly you couldn't keep up, and we'd get to 500 posts before the month finished?

09-05-2011, 10:12 AM
Yay!!! I broke the 150 lbs threshold.

09-05-2011, 10:33 AM
Congratulations Suan!

I'm still plugging away at trying to break into ONEderland. TOM is packing his bags now, so hopefully I will get there this week :D

09-05-2011, 11:08 AM
Yay!!! I broke the 150 lbs threshold.

That is so awesome! I've been stuck around 165.5 for days, up and down that .5 I'm thinking my body is holding on, since I haven't been at this weight for YEARS... ;) I can't wait to get to 150s :)

It's September...hopefully we can keep the thread moving and get to three pages this month. Jeeze -- remember when it would move so quickly you couldn't keep up, and we'd get to 500 posts before the month finished?

And Angie, I remember around 2007 when I first got around 3FC, this thread went faster then anything I knew... If you don't log in for a day, you'll have pages to catch up! Whatever happened to Bizlawchick (something like that?) from Florida. She did awesome, and then went on to cooking school? Has she graduated since then?

09-05-2011, 08:30 PM
hello all!

09-06-2011, 12:08 PM
Hello everyone, I'm new to this site. I was on the LAWL plan about 5 years ago and got down to my goal weight and lept it off until I started a job working at a desk for 8-9 hours everyday with zero movement. It took a year but I gained much of the old weight back. So today is my first day back on track becasue I am going to be the maid of honor in my sisters wedding Oct. 2011 and i'm taking a cruise the same week. I used to be a size 8 and now a 14. I have my fingers crossed that by atleast christmas I will be back in my 8's lol. I know its a big HOPE. But today I will weigh myself and post my progress. I look forward to chatting with you all and getting some much needed support.

Mama Nicole
09-06-2011, 04:52 PM
Hi Friends :)
Just checking in to change my ticker.....woohooo.

I took a nice 45 minute walk today in the hood, and it was indeed all good.

See you all later :)

Mama Nicole
09-06-2011, 04:54 PM
eh, nevermind.....the link is not working. I am down not quite a pound, but I will take it. I have been working out regularily and eating healthy, and I am quite happy.

09-07-2011, 10:23 AM
Hello to all...I have been a fan of your threads for a few years now. I live in NJ and did LAWL in 2005 and lost 30 lbs VERY QUICKLY. I have since gained it all back and I am starting fresh on the plan today...just looking for some support and help from time to time. I feel like I know some of you so well already from reading your threads for so long...hoping to make some new friends!!!

09-07-2011, 11:51 AM
Hi, how can I add a diet tracker to my profile like some other ppl have?

09-08-2011, 10:12 AM
Hi, how can I add a diet tracker to my profile like some other ppl have?

Ok snooped around on the site and found out that i need to wait atleast 20 days to do so.

09-08-2011, 10:14 AM
I am on day 3 of my journey and so far I am feeling great about this. No real pounds lost yet, But my fingers are crossed.:)

09-08-2011, 04:06 PM
Well not much new with me on the scale. I have been under extreme pressure at work lately and its been awful. I'm amazed that I havent gained weight! My kids 16 and 18 years old also have been contributing to my stress levels lately. I am going to see my Mom this weekend and I am going to can some pickles and go pick strawberries. It will be good to get away from work and family. Next week, my husband and I start out our new program at a 24 hour fitness gym near our house. I am looking forward to that actually. The weather is starting to get colder in the mornings here so I know Fall is coming! Okay gotta run. I just wanted to pop by and say hello.


09-11-2011, 12:56 PM
Ok snooped around on the site and found out that i need to wait atleast 20 days to do so.

I been a member for several months & still can't get the diet tracker.

09-11-2011, 07:48 PM
I been a member for several months & still can't get the diet tracker.

I'm not 100% sure because I am so new to this but I read in another place that once your signature becomes available then you can add your ticker there.

09-16-2011, 03:32 PM
Hey gang..

Been a LOOONG time... But it's been a LOOONG year here in New Mexico.. Wildfires have been keeping me busy, but sadly, also sedentary (sp?)... Lots of bad choices when it comes to food and general laziness have not been kind to me..

So next week, following a trip out of town, I embark on a renewed diet plan... This time around, I'll be using a plan called Weight Not... I know several people who have lost a significant amount of weight on the plan so I'm hopeful it will work..

Kind of like LAWL, it involves preparing my own food and there are some suppliments involved.. I've researched it and it seems like something I can do. Liz will be doing it as well, without signing up for the formal plan, so we'll see if it works.. She has been doing Jenny, but it really didn't work for her.

Anyway, I just wanted to check in and say hi... Remember to keep the salt content down and enjoy those little victories.. Especially the non-scale variety!

09-17-2011, 11:36 AM
Hey guy! Long time no see! I guess with the exception of Facebook.

Just stopped in to say hello. I'm not on a diet per se, but I've been cutting out processed foods. I'd say about 80-90%. I've realized I can't motivate myself enough to "diet", but I can to get healthy. I haven't been weighing myself, but I know I've lost, I can feel it. Besides the weightloss, I feel amazing.

Not much else going on here. Graduated finally (!) in May, and am looking for a job. I've been on a few interviews, but nothing yet. And that's ok. I'm enjoying this stay-at-home wife thing!

Hi Dan, Nicole, Joan, Angie, Jillian, and newbies!!

09-17-2011, 03:52 PM
Nancy -- Yes that's exactly what I was referring to, this thread used to fly. I miss a lot of people I remember from then. Every now and then people check in here, that's the main reason I keep visiting this thread. I'm not even doing LAWL now, but I like the people!

Frogme -- :welcome: Sorry its slow here lately...I do try to check in regularly, but sometimes I forget!

Jillian -- Hi there!

Nicole -- Hello! Did you get your ticker straightened out? How did back to school go for your kids?

Barri -- :welcome: Please jump in and chat, it helps to have a lot of people participating.

Joan -- It's getting cold quickly here too. Sounds like life is very stressful for you lately, good job on not gaining through all that. Hope your new program is going well.

Dan -- Hi there! When I see a fire on the west coast I always think of I have a friend in another thread from NM, she was evacuated this summer at one point. Say hi to Liz :)

Amy :wave: Congratulations on graduating! What kind of job are you hoping for?

09-19-2011, 09:55 AM
Morning to all...Hope everyone had a nice weekend.

I seem to be getting pressure from a lot of my friends to try Weight Watchers. We have a WW center that is local. I am tempted because I will get the accountability to have to go and stand on the scale in front of someone...I am so confused I dont know what to do. I know LAWL like the back of my hand but there is no support or accountability anymore...I dont know what to do...PLEASE HELP...!!!

09-19-2011, 12:50 PM
Barri-do what you need to do to succeed. Neither WW or LAWL are magic. They're just diets. If you NEED the accountability/weight-ins, then by all means-give WW a shot. LAWL became a much harder diet to follow when the centers closed down. There's definitely something to it.

Good luck in whatever you decide!

09-19-2011, 09:21 PM
Wow! Feels like reunion week. Nice to see so many of the old gang here and that so many are doing so well. Jillian- wow... WOW. .... did I say wow?? Nice job. You look fantastic. Good to see others too, Julie, Amy, Nicole, Dan, Angie....

Mama Nicole
09-19-2011, 11:07 PM
I been a member for several months & still can't get the diet tracker.

I believe it is about the number of posts you have written or something silly like that. It did not used to be like that when I first came to this lovely site years ago. In the upper left corner area there is a tab that is not very easy to see and it is labeled user cp. That is where you would add a signature or profile picture. If you want to try to get a ticker, just click on one of should open a new window for the ticker factory. You can then click make a new ticker and go from there. If for some reason it doesn't open a new window, you can go to Once you have created a ticker, you will have to copy the bbl (i think that is what it is called) near the bottom of the page and then paste it into your signature in the user cp. I hope this makes some sense.

And welcome to all the newbies and old a$$es too :D.

I took the week off of my workouts last week. My left knee was all jacked up and squishy and sore. It felt like it was going to snap if I straightened my leg comletely. I think my walk in the hood was a bit too long :(. So, in the a.m, it is back to the gym for me for some biking and treadmill. Tues and Thurs. are my lovely, lovely no children a.m.'s and it's all about the gym for this girl. :carrot:.

Ok, time for bed :)

09-20-2011, 12:49 AM
Hey guys!

Angie- I've always worked in staffing/recruiting/hr, so I'm hoping tonstay in that vicinity. My degree is in 'Sustainable Business'-whatever that means! ;)

It does sound like reunion week! Let's get this thing to like 5 pages! Ha!

09-20-2011, 11:46 AM
OMG, it is a reunion. So nice to see everyone!

I am down 1 pound this week but feel really good about it. My husband and I joined a gym for a one year period. The equipment is awesome! I went 3 times last week and I feel really good about it. I know how to use all the cardio equipment but I need to learn about the weight equipment and I am a little shy but Ill get there!
I absolutely love working out at the gym compared to my home! This is going to be my year!

Work has been overwhelming but I am slowly getting a handle on things. Had a "big" talk with my son last night about life choices! Who said parenting is easy! Anyways, should get back to my desk full of paperwork.

So so nice to see some familiar faces!!!!!!


09-20-2011, 02:11 PM
hello to all, just a quick hi and hope everyone is doing well! i'm still keeping up with my running schedule and fitday and have been maintaining for awhile now, which is perfect. :)

09-20-2011, 10:57 PM
Hey there everyone! It's a happy day; my son got his cast off today (broken leg) and we partied it up by going to see the lion king in 3D. He loved it, I don't think we had ever watched that movie before and he was laughing most of the way through it.

2.6lbs to go to ONEderland for me...but I'm duking it out with the evil sodium gods today, so we'll see what tomorrow brings.

09-21-2011, 11:40 AM
Angie- Good for you, so close to a huge goal! I went to the gym again last night after work and had a great work out. I didnt get home to eat dinner until 7pm. Another work out tonight and then I am heading to BC for the weekend with my sister on Friday.
Have a great day everyone!


09-22-2011, 08:46 PM
Good job on your work out Joan!

And I just have to share...


It took over a year (well 10 yrs actually) and I finally did it!! I'm pretty excited - it's like when I turned 10 yrs old and I felt like I had changed overnight!

09-22-2011, 09:31 PM
congratulations Angie!!!!

09-23-2011, 01:20 PM
Congrats Angie! I will be joining you shortly!

09-24-2011, 12:17 AM
Thanks Jillian!

Thanks JM -- can't wait for you to join me! (Actually I fluctuated back up to 200.6 today, so can't wait to cross back over, hopefully tomorrow).

ETA -- I REFUSE to change my ticker back to a '2' number!

Mama Nicole
09-27-2011, 06:50 PM
way To Go, Angie :)

09-28-2011, 10:07 AM
Hi...Just wanted to let everyone know that if anyone lives in the northern NJ area that a former LA Weight Loss manager has opened up a LA Weight Loss franchise...If anyone wants the information please let me know...

09-28-2011, 10:30 AM
Good Job Angie!
I know you feel so much better! Are you slipping into some of those smaller size jeans?


Mama Nicole
09-28-2011, 03:47 PM
Hey everyone,
I am not a fan of Dr. Oz....I think he tries to scare people, and I don't like that.....but, a friend of mine brought this great contest to my attention, so I thought I would share it with all y'all. No, I don't really talk like that...but sometimes it is fun :) Anyway, I think I am going to go WI tomorrow. Who would like to join me?

09-29-2011, 09:28 AM
Today is the third day of my DIY LAWL program and I just realized I've been reading my analog scale WRONG. My starting weight was 220 NOT 240. My scale has a little sliders letting you mark start and current weight and it was on 220 but I've been reading it as 240. . . . hmmmm.

240 is my lifetime heaviest. Three years ago I got down to the 170's. I guess in my head I'm 240 again. So good news I haven't regained all the weight. The bad news is I'm feeling seriously blond :dizzy:

Oh my reason for getting on the scale results two days on TakeOff - I've lost 5lbs. Yea!

220 start - 215 current - 170 goal

09-30-2011, 01:09 AM
HeatherF- fat goggles? Hahaha!

09-30-2011, 06:33 PM
Not much new, still going to the gym with my hubby! I set some goals for myself this week:
Exercise 6 days this week- yes I get one off!
No Fast food
No Pop
No Junk Food
Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Have a cup of tea after dinner to get rid of nightime cravings.
I will let you know how it goes.......

Joan :)

I better be able to do this for a week!

10-01-2011, 08:25 AM
Here's the October thread.