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10-01-2011, 08:21 AM
Welcome to October everyone!

Five days into the plan and doing well. After a good day with an hour walk I hoped to see the scale move, but I know that doesn't happen every day. The 5lb loss from 2day TakeOff was a great start.

I'm planning a trip to Las Vegas over Thanksgiving with hubby and 17yo son. I'm turning 55 that week so that will be great fun. I want to get into my white jeans and look hot ;-p

I have busy weekend ahead. I do lots of art classes and art birthday parties on the weekend. On Sunday I'm leading a Prayer with Art Sunday school class for the Senior Highs. I've learned the kids can be silly, but some are hurting and there is a LOT going on in those pretty heads.

Busy is good. I'll take my cooked, cut-up chicken breast, water and veggies when I head out for the day and be in good shape.

See ya,

10-01-2011, 11:10 PM
So it has been a LONG time since I have been around here but I am back. I dug out my blank food journals and my weight loss kit (red) and I am ready to get back into this again. I have decided that it is time to get healthy so that I can have a baby. That is major motivation! So I am going to get back on the wagon!

10-02-2011, 07:41 PM
So it has been a LONG time since I have been around here but I am back. I dug out my blank food journals and my weight loss kit (red) and I am ready to get back into this again.

You can do it Brittboo! One of the reasons I like coming back to my LAWL is I know how to do it, it works and the price is right (free).

It's that time of year when you see that darn Halloween candy on every office desk. Just Look Away! :devil:


10-02-2011, 08:50 PM
Heather-I personally think it's easier to stay on plan when i'm busy. I tend to graze when i get bored.

Welcome back Britt! I remember you!

10-02-2011, 09:02 PM
I have to admit that the halloween candy is usually not an issue for me. We went to sams this afternoon and I picked up a few things to get back on plan this tomorrow. I have to stop by Kroger to get my morning blend juice so I can do TO this week as well.

I agree LAWL worked for me before. It is easier to start something you already know how to do!

Thanks for the warm welcome Heather & JulieMarie!

10-02-2011, 10:09 PM
HI everyone! Not much new to report here, except an unwelcome TOM/sodium/water retention thing I seem to have going on. If I see another gain tomorrow I'll scream...I'm up 3lbs in 3 days and I'm ready for it to end. I refuse to update my ticker...I'll be back in ONEderland by the end of this week.

10-03-2011, 09:13 AM
Ok question...

I had a whole wheat bagel thin this morning is that 1 or 2 starches?

10-03-2011, 10:41 AM
Busy is better Julie Marie! I'm fortunate only have to I work part-time. My at home days are different then work days; I can walk longer and tend to drink more water and vggie juice.

Speaking of which - I just opened a bottle of Knudsen Very Veggie low sodium juice. I have to say, it's rather vile! :p I hope I can get used to it like I did V8 low sodium. I may have to add Morton's lite salt.

Does anyone have the exchanges for soups? Last night I had Cambell's soup, Select Harvest Tuscan Chicken for dinner. I counted it as 1P, 2V, 1S and 1Fat

Make it a good Monday!

10-03-2011, 12:49 PM
Re: exchanges--for the bagel thins, they are a little over 100 cals, correct? Which is about the same as 1/2 a regular bagel which is 1S if I remember correctly. The starches on the plan have a wide calorie range-from 45 (slice of lite bread) to 120 (half a bagel). I would count it as 1S BUT as long as all of your starch servings aren't on the high end of the calorie range. Just keep that in mind when planning your day. Make sense?

Soup is hard-which is kinda why they discourage canned soup-lots of sodium and not enough chx in that to really be a whole protein serving. So-I wouldn't do it a lot. I would've counted it as 1/2 protein, 2V and either 1/2 S or 1S depending on the type of soup (did it have pasta in it or beans?). Probably not enough fat to be counted as a fat. If you really like soup-consider having a "starter" to your meal of the Progresso 0 point WW veggie soups and count it as a veggie serving. The broth will fill you up, you'll get your veggies before starting your entree and it's nice for fall.

Hope that was more helpful than confusing.

10-04-2011, 09:53 AM
Soup is hard-which is kinda why they discourage canned soup-lots of sodium and not enough chx in that to really be a whole protein serving. Progresso 0 point WW veggie soups

Yes canned soup is quite high in sodium. I reached for the soup Sunday evening because I didn't feel like cooking, but wanted something warm and filling.

Does anyone have nutritional information for the LA Lites Cream of Chicken soup?
I'm not familiar with Progresso, 0 point WW veggie soup. Is that sold at WW offices or grocery stores?

I need to make a batch of WW 0 points veggie soup. Maybe I can freeze portions to have on hand. I keep cooked chicken breasts on hand for a easy protein. I can cube it and add to the soup or a salad.

Last night I heated up cubed chicken and zucchini with low sodium chicken broth and balsamic vinegar. My husband and teen son had it as a side with their tortellini and Alfredo sauce. I also had a salad. Serving "my" food as a side to the guys allowed me to incorporate my plan and feed two men.

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10-04-2011, 12:44 PM
Progresso soups are sold at grocery stores . ..

10-04-2011, 02:25 PM
I just made soup based on Sallydallydo's recipe for LA Weight Loss VEGETABLE SOUP using what I had in the pantry and fridge. Yummy, filling and healthy.

Spicy Vegetable Soup

Combine in a big pot:

1 bottle Knudsen Very Veggie low sodium juice (I was so happy to find a use for this healthy but vile tasting juice)
1 can Ro Tel diced tomatoes and green chilies
1/2 box of unsalted chicken broth
chopped fresh green beans
sliced fresh carrots
couple dashes Texas Pete
3 low sodium chicken bullion (I could still taste the Knudsen Very Veggie base so I threw in the bullion)

exchanges-1 1/2 cups of soup (1 serving) equals 3 vegetables

10-04-2011, 02:53 PM
hey everyone, just thought i'd stop by for a quick "hi" and see how everyone is doing.

10-04-2011, 05:10 PM
Well I have to say that October is going well. I havent really lost anything exciting. I am up a pound and then down a pound and it just keeps changing. I know exactly where you are coming from Angie with weight bouncing around. What I will say is that I am totally loving this gym that I joined. My DH and I have been going there 4 times a week. On Sunday, I ran on the treadmill for 30 minutes. I never thought that was possible. We are also learning how to do weights. We used lots of shoulder press machines. In fact, I was so sore yesterday that instead of going to the gym, I took my dog for a long walk. Back to the gym tonight though!!!! This last weekend, I bought myself pants in a size 10 (exciting!!!!) Now if I can only get out of my XL blouses, I will be happy. Anyways, I should run. Have a great day!


10-05-2011, 11:48 AM
Good Morning!
I think I'm down a lb today. I need to get my walk in before going to teach my afternoon classes.

Hey, how do I count spaghetti sauce? 1 V? It's not in my Menu Plan Kit. I presume that means I was not supposed to eat it on the old purple plan.

I made Sloppy Joes for the family last night and had a small serving over my salad.

FYI I've started to blog under the "Free Diet Blogs" button. My blog is called Losing it Again

10-05-2011, 01:00 PM
1/2 c of sauce=1V

mini me
10-05-2011, 05:57 PM
okay, i've tried everything. I am heavier than ever. Thinking of starting back on LA. What plan would I be on at 190, 5'6"? I was on gold plan before, but that was at 155. What I would give to get back there .... and I thought I was big then.

10-05-2011, 05:58 PM
Welcome back! As for your plan . .Purple I think . . .

10-05-2011, 10:11 PM
hey everyone! i just thought i'd share with you an interview i was asked to do about my weight loss journey! very exciting!

10-07-2011, 01:49 PM
Jillian- I read your interview. Thats fantastic! You must feel just awesome!

I went to the gym last night and had another great work out. No transformation yet but there will be.......

Tomorrow my DH and I are driving to the Kananaskis(the mountains) and are going to go for a hike and then have lunch at the lodge. It might be a cool day but I am totally looking forward to it.

Its our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend so I am making a Turkey on Monday but Ill go to the gym and work off some calories!!!!

Anyways, have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend out there to my fellow Canadians friends!


10-10-2011, 01:30 PM
Hey everyone! Haven't really gotten back on plan yet really just here and there. I have started walking in the afternoons with my mother and we are talking about joining the gym.

Glad to see that yall are doing well!

This board used to be jumping where did everyone go? Glad to see that yall are here though!

I went to the doctor today for my yearly checkup and discussed losing weight so that hubby and I can get pregnant. She said if I would lose 30-40 lbs that would be a good starting point and make it a lot easier for me to lose weight. It seems that when you are overweight and carry the weight in your belly that a hormone is produced that hurts your chances of getting pregnant. So I am ready to start moving in the right direction.

I know this will be hard but I really want to be a mom so it will so be worth it!

10-10-2011, 03:13 PM
Hi All--I started the plan two weeks ago and so far I am down 8 pounds. I am currently on Menu Plan 4--I was on LAWL about 10 years ago and lost 132 pounds but ended up gaining 80 of that back. I'm thrilled to be back and in control----

10-11-2011, 08:41 AM
1/2 c of sauce=1V

Thanks Julie Marie!

10-11-2011, 09:04 AM
I'm calling it 10lbs lost. :carrot:

My analog scale is old and a little random. If I step on and off, the results vary by a pound or two. But the scale is good enough to reflect generally what I weigh.

I'm working the purple plan. I really love my LAWL program. I like having the bars or soup as extras for hungry (or stressed) days. I like I'm eating a well balanced diet of my food choices

I'm walking for exercise right now. I think I'll join our town's community center gym so I can exorcise when the weather gets cold.

Thanks for the support! Check out my blog, Losing it Again

Cheers y'all!

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mini me
10-11-2011, 12:00 PM
Starting take off today. I just realized I originally started LA on Halloween, 2005. How time flies! Wish I would have just stuck to it!! :dizzy:

10-12-2011, 09:35 AM
Starting take off today.

Good for you Mini! I love doing TakeOff! I typically drop 5lb in the two days. I was thinking about starting it TakeOff today myself, but I think I'll do it Thursday & Friday. My work schedule is better for that program.

Good luck!

10-26-2011, 06:38 PM
Wow, back from vacation and gained 5 pounds in a week. Its hard to give up food and drinks on vacation I guess!
I went back to the gym on Monday and it nearly killed me. I took yesterday off but I am hitting the gym again tonight.
I am on a mission now to lose 20 pounds by January 28th as 12 of us are going to Mexico and I am probably the biggest girl going. The others are quite fit. I got my LA weightloss book out this morning and read thru it during a few breaks today. I can't remember what I did instead of the LA Lites. I think I had an extra fruit or starch. Would any of you know?
I definately have to start thinking of meal planning for my week again. My husband is going to hate having chicken and fish for a month!!! haha


10-27-2011, 03:25 PM
Hey Joan-I wouldn't worry too much about vacation weight-it usually comes off quick since sodium and alcohol kinda bloat you . . .drink your water and i bet it comes off fast!

Good luck on your mission! If I remember correctly-the sub for lites was a fruit AND a starch.

I'm hoping for at least another 25lbs gone by Jan 18th (my one year surgiversary). I really need to be consistent in my exercise instead of doing it in spurts and stay away from my favorite fruit (wine!).

Check out my ticker bishes . . Onderland!

10-31-2011, 04:34 PM
Thank you!

Happy Halloween everyone!


11-10-2011, 01:37 PM
Hi Everyone! I'm new to this thread but have had great success doing LAWL. Like many of you, I lost and then gained because 'life got in the way'. I'm wondering if there's a November thread or another thread for LAWL that is ongoing?

Good luck to everyone during the holidays. I remember losing weight over Thanksgiving when I did LAWL a few years back! This is a great plan no matter what happened with the company.

01-24-2012, 03:18 PM
Jillian! I just read your story! That was pretty awesome! You look great and I can tell you feel great too! Hope the kiddos and hubby are doing well! Hope to chat soon!