01-29-2003, 01:08 AM
Easier said than done, but isn't that the jist of this? Just Do It.
100 lb. Club - #179 - Just Do It
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01-29-2003, 01:08 AM
Easier said than done, but isn't that the jist of this? Just Do It.
01-29-2003, 08:55 AM
I'm feeling terrific today, had two great OP days and my energy level is through the ROOF!!!!
01-29-2003, 11:32 AM
I'm with you Kim, I feel great today. I've had 2 awesome OP days too, and I am feeling super-motivated :)
01-29-2003, 12:27 PM
I've decided today that I am going to jump right back into this weight loss plan. I know that I can do it (after all I lost a ton last year). I am feeling really good lately, and that is usually quite a motivator for me to get moving on losing.
Glad that everyone is doing well.
Raelynn, I've been meaning to tell you that your pic looks GREAT! I would never guess that you are over 200. I'd say you look more like 170.
01-29-2003, 12:52 PM
Well ... I've been OP and doing 'ok' but not great with the water. My only problem is EXERCISE. But you know ... I know having my hubby out of town 3-4 nights a week will be difficult, but maybe instead of chit-chatting or watching TV together, I'll be able to squeeze in some exercise once I get the kiddos to bed. I'm trying to see the positives about his 4-month contract job in another state. UGHH!!
01-29-2003, 10:10 PM
Has anyone else noticed we've got two #179 threads going here? :)
01-29-2003, 10:51 PM
Jessica...my fault...that's why I don't teach math! :lol:
01-29-2003, 11:44 PM
This makes it 5 days in a row for me. I saved enough cals today so that I was able to have dinner out with the hubby and kids. I only ate about 350 cals then dinner, lol. Starved all day so that I wouldn't go over cals. I have to figgure out how many cals I did eat so that I can make sure I ate enough. I had a Spagetti dinner with 4 meatballs and 3 garlic sticks.
But I had a good day today. Today is a school day not a work day and I like the school days better, lol.
I'll be back with a great day tomorrow as well, I'm on a roll!
01-30-2003, 01:18 AM
Thanks Denise :)
01-30-2003, 09:34 AM
Sounds bad Step.. but if my husband was gone 4 nights a week I would get soooo much done. And just think of all the wild sex :o you will have when you see him on the weekends. <--- yes, you can count THAT as exercise :lol:
Time for the treadmill...
01-30-2003, 10:37 AM
Hi all!!! I will be posting strictly from work for the next two weeks as I am changing internet services at home and will be down for a little while. So if my posting seems spuratic, that's why.
Things with me are going well. Tomorrow will mark 3 weeks that I have been sticking to my program and today is my 11th day in a row OP. That is pretty much a miracle for me. I weigh in a Saturday to see how I did for the month and then I will set my March 1st goal. I feel really good about this right now. Better than I have felt in a very long time. My motivation got me started and now I am in the zone. I don't know how long this will last, but I am crossing my fingers. 3 weeks is actually pretty long for me as it is. This weekend will be a show of true colors as Steve is working all weekend and I will be on my own (and no internet support to fall back on!)
I am going to visit curves today at lunch to see what that is all about.
Dana - Is there a time limit before you can count sex as exercise?
Bella - You are doing so great!! Keep it up! You are on a roll.
Step - Exercise? I hear you!! That is what I am really going to work on in February. I want to shoot for 6 days a week!
Denise - Come on in!! I've missed you, glad to see your back!!
Raelynn and Inca's Momma - Keep it up!!!!
Jennelle - Just do it has been my tag line for a while. I agree. Enough is enough - just do it!!
01-30-2003, 10:47 AM
Yes. Just Do It is right. I'm re-motivated. Had a good talk w/a friend. Hashed some stuff out. So I'm back, ready to rock. :)
Good to see everyone's doing so great.
01-30-2003, 12:24 PM
i always wonder about the sex as an exercise thing. i guess i consider it supplemental ab work. ha ha.
01-30-2003, 12:41 PM
Sex is definately execise, think of all the muscles involved!especially when you're naked on the trapeze and... hee... nevermind. :)
I haven't had much of an appetite lately. Something I thought I would never say. The only thing I've changed is my lean protein intake. I've doubled it in almost eveything. But I think it's also because of school. Most of my classes are three hours long and are in that great time frame of in between meals so snacking has been an absolute minimum. Since school also prevents me from being bored out of my freaking skull, I think that has also cut down on the need to shovel.
Exercise has been good but not great. I've skipped my morning walk twice this week to catch some extra sleep. Yes, I need the extra sleep since the extra stress level with school has been there and my classes run into the evenings but I also need the exercise to get rid of that stress level.
So, for film class I have to do a 30 or 60 second commerical or public service announcement (PSA). I think I'm going to do a PSA about eating disorders and promote respecting people (especially kids) no matter what body size. It's sounds hoaky but it's gonna be cool!
01-30-2003, 01:02 PM
Jessica, I think that the PSA idea is great! I think that you really could make some great impact with it. Way back when, when I had to be a PSA for class, I went with the same old, same old "Stay in School" along with about half of my class.
Sandi and Bella, you guys are doing great!!! I'm glad to see that you are completely motivated.
My DH is gone two nights a week, and I love it! I've already told him that when he finished school in May he needs to find something to keep him out of the house at least one night a week, because I enjoy my night alone with the kids (even if it is only so I can watch my cheesy shows without harrassment from him!).
I did very well yesterday. It was my first day back OP in quite some time. I don't know how I'll be doing today, I've already had two poptarts for breakfast. I still have the rest of the day, so we'll see how that goes. I know that I will be off plan on Saturday. My DH and I are hosting a murder mystery party. It should be a lot of fun. We are dressing up in costume (I'm supposed to be a Vegas Bride and he will be a Biker) and serving a large meal (buffet-style of course, we are supposed to be in Vegas). Anyway, I think that I will be drinking a LOT of the alcohol and eating a lot of yummy, but not so good for me foods. Although, I did pick up some No Pudge Brownies to make for one of the desserts.
Well, I hope that everyone is doing well.
01-31-2003, 11:34 AM
Today was a good day. I lost 3lbs. and am so happy. I just wish my husband would think it was great. He just said, "is that all". But I'm not going to let him get me down.
Hope everyone is having a good day as well!
01-31-2003, 12:43 PM
Bella - You're lucky you didn't kill him. That's what I would have to do. Is that all?!!?!? Are you seriously? Next time you two have a romping round of sex, you need to look at him in the afterglow and say, "Is that all?" Sorry, just getting angry for you. :) I'm glad it didn't get you down. You go! That's too awesome!
01-31-2003, 01:42 PM
Bella, 3 pounds is amazing! Congratulations! :)
01-31-2003, 03:50 PM
Bella, 3 lbs is fantastic. Hey you gotta start somewhere. What does your dh think you are going to drop 20 lbs every week or are you only supposed to announce your weight loss every 10 or 20 lbs? At least he didn't say, oh it's probably just water.
I saw this show last night where they had 3 people go on different diets for 8 weeks and see how they did. There was a woman doing increased exercise, no change in diet, a guy doing Atkins and another woman doing The Zone. The Atkins guy really stuck with the plan for the first 4 weeks and then kind of fell of the wagon for the last 4 but he still lost 17 lbs. The woman doing the Zone lost 29 lbs and I can't remember how the other woman with the exercise did, I know she lost 15 inches overall but I don't remember how much weight exactly. Interesting I thought.
01-31-2003, 06:16 PM
The Zone diet rocks. I don't stick to it like you're suppose to but I do follow almost all the priciples and when it works, it's amazing. I love fruits and veggies to cut them out the way you do in Adkins. Exercise has also been amazing for me.
01-31-2003, 07:48 PM
Bella - I think I would have thrown him a blanket (IF I was feeling particulary generous) and made him sleep on the back porch! :lol: Seriously, 3 lbs. is GREAT! :D YOU ROCK!:cb:
And Jessica...GREAT comeback! Too funny! :lol:
02-01-2003, 03:31 PM
I fell off the wagon big time this week. It was my husband's birthday - I made him a cake. We didn't do too bad with the cake - one piece each and the next day he took it to work. But it was still off plan.
Then, I went on a short business trip and totally went nuts with food and beverages. (Sort of freak out when someone else is paying for all those margaritas!)
Anyway, I am eating my minimum calories today to jump start my journey back.
It sort of feels nice to know I'm in control again!
02-01-2003, 10:21 PM
oh brutal!!! I had this huge long post typed in and then it wouldn't post :mad::mad: :mad: :mad:
anyway it was mostly a long venting post that I'm not going to retype, it was theraputic just getting it off my chest. Basically I'm po'd that my dh is dragging me and the baby to parties where we (me and the baby) only end up staying about 15 minutes because the party starts at 7pm and he is normally in bed by 8pm. I mean what is the point? It is more of a hassle than anything else. We were at one place by 7pm and then had to go to another place after that (we didn't know where the party was) so by the time we get there it is 7:30 and the baby lasts about 15 minutes faced with being in a strange place with a bunch of strangers. Well that was fun! I was rude to the dh and didn't say goodbye to him, just to the room in general and then I walked out. I'll hear about that tonight when he gets home I'm sure. I don't care, I am equally po'd about going through all this.
thanks for letting me vent. take care.
02-02-2003, 12:25 PM
Hang in there, Jen! Is there a reason he won't let you hire a babysitter for those nights he "needs" you to be at these parties? Maybe next time you can just tell him that it's too much of a hassle without a sitter, then tell him to go on, have a good time, and you'll see him when he gets home.
02-02-2003, 10:35 PM
Do you all have any idea on how good this really really feels??? Oh, I've been lost without you all wondering what I've been missing here at the boards. But am back..and so damn happy about it, I could scream!
Sandi..I can't begin to tell you how proud I am of you.
Jen..They all suck. (Men)
Everyone else...I doubt I will catch up on all of the posts that have gone bye..but know...I've missed you all. And so happy to see you all still here. Wooojoooo!
02-03-2003, 04:14 PM
Angie, I agree...when someone else is paying for the food and drinks, they sure do go down faster!!!!! It is really hard to keep op when you do the business meetings and trips (I'm so glad that I am stay home mom and only go to a few of my dh's business dinners).
Jen - is there a reason why your dh wants you there? I think that you did the right think leaving when the baby need to go. My dh and I used to have the same problem (he insisted that I go to parties with him and then my kids would get tired/crabby and I'd leave right after we got there) So we decided to compromise. When the parties were VERY important (smoozing with the higher-ups and such) I would get a sitter for the kids or I would just take them for a short time, but he no longer insists that I go to every party and my kids haven't been to one in a while. I think that we get along better now that I no longer feel like I'm dragged to eveything and that I cannot enjoy myself, because I'm trying to keep the kids in line. Mike appreciates that I go to those parties where he feels I should be there and I am no longer bitter about being there.
If the cost of a sitter is too much, try a babysitting co-op. I have some dear friends who we often trade sitting with so we don't have to pay for a sitter. I take her kids one night and she then does the same. That way, the cost of babysitting is nominal and everyone has a good time.
Jennifer - I am SOOOO glad to see that you are back, I really missed seeing you around and I was worried about you. I can tell that I had nothing to worry about and you are doing just great! Congrats on the new job. I hope that it doesn't keep you too busy.
My dh and I had a Murder Mystery Party this weekend. It was soooo much fun. We all dressed up in costume and came in character (I was the spoiled daughter of a casino owner who got shot at my wedding to a biker). It was a lot of fun. I think that everyone who came really enjoyed it. The kids spent the night at a friends house (it was the first trip to a friends house overnight for both of them they are only 5 and 3). We got out the karaoke machine and before I knew it, it was 2 am!!!! Even though I couldn't stick with the food part of my plan on Saturday, I sure had a blast!
02-05-2003, 12:27 AM
Well I have had a not so great weekend. It started out on Sunday when my husband informed me that he is possibly going to get deployed and if he does, they won't let him out till 6 months after he gets home. Then the sink broke and he got REAL upset and went off (on the door, not me or the kids, lol) It upset me so much that all day monday I felt sick and didn't eat anything all day till about 7pm (and I mean I didn't eat ANYTHING) Then my hubby and I talked it out and I felt better. Then when we think things are getting better, today he got a call that said he was on warning that he is on call for deployment. And then to top it all off, I crashed my car into guardrails. My shoulder and back hurts so bad right now and my car looks like H#@%. I'm so upset that I could scream. I have school tomorrow and don't want to go, but have no choice. I just feel like sleeping all day.
Ok, I know, enough venting. Other then that life is great, lol. During work on Sunday, one of the fathers hit on me, lol. It was funny and flattering. My husband laughed. He said that he knows that I look good.
Well I'll let you go. Thanks for listening!
02-05-2003, 01:21 AM
Denise: Your party sounds like it was so much fun!
Bella: How great is that, getting hit on? :D You go, girl!
As for me, had a bad couple of weeks, but only gained 4#. It could've easily been 10. This weather has me in such a slump. Ugh.
Friday night me & my friend went to play pool w/a friend I hadn't seen in about 3 years, he told our mutual friend on the phone tonight that it was nice to see me, that I looked great. :)
Saturday I got 2 Maybelline mascaras & 2 Revlon eyeliners for $3 total. (I dug thru the clearance bin) Sunday I saw The Hours. It's a dark movie, the Academy will love it. Don't really want to talk about the whole shuttle explosion; the whole thing is giving me the willies. Between that & Iraq I've needed extra relax time.
My hard drive died @ work yesterday. I sat @ a computer w/o my email & got a lot more done than normal, so that's pretty telling. I think I'm only going to turn it on at lunch, at night, and first thing in the am, to up my productivity. :)
02-05-2003, 10:11 AM
good morning sunshines!
Bella, Bella... what a weekend you had! I'm not surprised at what happened to you with your car. With all that 's going on in your life - you must be one big stress ball!!
I can't wait for a guy to hit on me - good for you. If some guy hit on me I may not even notice - how sad is that?
Denise - your party sounds so cool! I would love to do that. You are lucky to have that many friends so close.
I must say the worst thing about my life living here is that I have no friends here in town. It is the hardest thing. I've told my dh that I am sooo sick of moving. I've moved 15 times in the last 14 years. dh moved less when he was in the marines. It's just the city we live in. It's a bit too snobby to me. :snooty:
Jennifer - how is your new job? tell us all about it!
The last few days have been great diet wise. The weird thing is that it hasn't been that hard. Could I possibly have my grove back? :goodvibes:
:wave: hi to the rest of you! Love to you all!!!
02-05-2003, 01:26 PM
i know, that murder mystery thing sounded awesome! i think i may have to try it sometime. don't be surprised if i email you for tips, too! =)
02-05-2003, 05:33 PM
Holly, I would be more than willing to give you any tips on a murder mystery party! It is my new favorite thing. I think that we are planning on doing one every quarter.
Dana, It must be very difficult to move so much. I have only moved a handful of times in my life, and most of them were to the other side of the city. But my last move was from St. Louis out here to Arizona. That was VERY difficult. We've been here three years, and I am just now beginning to feel like it is my home. It has taken time, but I have finally made some very good friends. I, too, live in a kind of snobby part of town, and have found that most of the stay home mom's that I met fit the bill. Just keep your chin up and a positive attitude. You never know when you'll meet your best friend. (I met my two best friends through my oldest son - swimming and preschool when he was three). I just started talking to the women sitting waiting for thier kids, and there they were and we had a lot in common (including thinking that most of the stay home mom's around here aren't in my league - meaning that they do things like overnight playdates to Disneyland and a playdate to me does not include hotel rooms and airfare!).
Bella, I certainly hope that things are slowing down for you. Didn't your dh just get back? It must be very difficult on you and the girls to think about the possibility of his leaving again. I certainly hope that you will be alright after the accident. I bet Dana is right about all of that stress helping with the pain.
Jennifer, how is the job? We are all dying to know how it is going. I hope that you are enjoying it and it is keeping you busy.
Me, I'm doing just fine. They just opened a new grocery store today about a mile from the house. I'm considering getting one of the baby wagons thingees that fit behind a bike to store groceries and ride my bike to the store. I think that it is a great idea, but I would love to see if I actually get it done!!!! Oh well, good thought.
I hope that everyone else is doing well.
02-19-2003, 10:45 PM
I am here..I am here..still alive nd thinkin about you all. Hope your ll well. Will cathc up soon,.
02-20-2003, 10:04 AM
There you are!!! So glad to hear from you!! I have really missed you!!!
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