100 lb. Club - tiny victories

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02-07-2003, 06:43 PM
ok, it's time for the bragging. but about the LITTLE things. every mini-success you have counts! it means something in the end.

let's encourage each other and share!

02-07-2003, 06:46 PM
1. waking up a 1/2 hour early to workout in the morning. i hadn't done that before.

2. i forgot to eat breakfast and had to eat something at school, from the vending machines (!!!). i got: a nutri grain bar, and mandarin oranges.

3. last time i had pizza, i had ONE slice!!!

02-07-2003, 07:22 PM
Last week while traveling to and from Atlanta, I did not have to struggle with the seatbelts at all, just picked them up and made them click. First time in at least 4 years that this has happened.

02-07-2003, 08:32 PM
1-last time i had pizza, i too had just one slice, which was awfully good for me.

2-have been under a lot of stress recently and have not used it as an excuse to eat more.

thanks for the topic!

all the best,

02-08-2003, 01:45 AM
1. At my Scott's (my fiance's) birthday last night, I had just a little slice of chocolate cake, and when everyone went for seconds, I declined. :)

2. I have increased my workout time from 30 minutes to 60+ minutes (it took me a month to gradually get up there), and I feel great

3. I can wear this pair of levi's that I bought when I had only lost 10 lbs (they were my inspiration pants that I had tacked to my wall lol - size 36 waist)

02-08-2003, 01:57 AM
Raelynn--I know all about the inspiration pants tacked to the wall. Mine are a pair of size 10 Tommys, bought them on sale this winter. They're on a hanger, I used red ribbons threaded through the belt loops and tied to the hanger to make them more attractive "wall art". I hung them in the hallway so I see them multiple times everyday. Someday I will wear them.

02-08-2003, 08:53 AM
Yesterday my husband brought home Taco Bell which I love and usually prompts a pig out fest. I had 1 bean burrito and was done.

Been using my measuring cups faithfully on my days off to control my eating.

Getting my half hour+ movement a day! WOOOHOOOOOO!
Miss Chris

02-08-2003, 01:23 PM
Eating less (counting calories - writing everything down -measuring) moving more. Still not as much of either as I need to, but most days have been better than they were for a while.

Little steps ~ one day at a time.

glynne (Gayle)

02-08-2003, 06:18 PM
-I can see my cheekbones again :)

-I'm starting to lose my double chin-can't wait to see my jawline again

-bought pants in a smaller size, and a shirt in XL-first thing I bought in ages that wasn't a plus size :) : )

-I've been exercising consistently-I've never done that before in my life!


02-08-2003, 11:39 PM
saying " no" to ice cream lastnight

02-09-2003, 11:42 AM
Like you, Suzie, what I've bought recently has NOT been a plus size. Can't just pick up and wear everything yet but that will come. And I have a closet (well, almost) full of clothes to look forward to trying on for spring. I've had more fun wearing clothes I had not been able to get into for a long time than looking for new ones. I was at this weight a long time on the way UP and only kept things I really liked so they're all things I'm happy to get into again. Am wearing today a pair of size 18 slacks I bought a couple of months ago (and they were still a mite snug then) and they are getting loose. Yay!

02-10-2003, 12:15 AM
+I got rid of 4 bags of clothes yesterday

+I am having no problem sucking down 3 liters of water

+I weighed myself last night & it looks like I am down 2 pounds.

02-10-2003, 09:20 AM
I made m&m cookies with my daughter yesterday. I ate 3 cookies for a total of 6 points. I counted them and still stayed on plan for the day.

btw, they were really good and worth it!

02-10-2003, 02:02 PM
I just exercised for the first time in over a month (besides cleaning and painting :)). Did yoga - I have an excellent DVD - Yoga for Weightloss. What's nice about it is that you can pick out of four levels of exercise. Since it's a DVD, you don't have to ff or rewind to the level you want.

Stretching is supposed to really help with fibromyalgia, so I have double motivation for getting a regular program.

Anyway, day ONE on my exercise program.


02-10-2003, 02:58 PM
Joining Curves for Women and actually letting a stranger take my measurements!


02-13-2003, 01:54 PM
guess what is sitting at the front desk right now?

1 - a box of krispy cremes.
2 - valentine's sugar cookies
3 - some sort of banana bread (?) loaf.

did i look and drool? yes. have i eaten it? NO.

just for fun, i'm going to look up the calories in a kirspy creme. well, i'm only getting around 250 on average. is that true? thought it was more. it's just a lot of fat, i guess.

who invented donuts? they bring nothing but BAD.

02-13-2003, 02:07 PM
Holly! Congrats for your will of IRON! My husband has a lot of donut woes at work - some coffee shop keeps bringing them in for free. I am fortunate to work at home so this doesn't come up for me.

Good for you! You are SUPER WOMAN!


02-15-2003, 12:38 PM
I had bought a dinner tray at the grocery store the other night ~ chicken, mashed potatoes and coleslaw. I ate part of it ~ it wasn't as good as I thought it would be ~ I didn't finish it. Wish I did that more often.

glynne (Gayle)

02-15-2003, 01:02 PM
HOLLY!! Another Krispie Kreme donut fighter! We can start the anti-Krispy Kreme club! :cp:

#1 - Not even eating one of those Krispy Kremes they had on the bus and at the office on Thursday.
#2 - Not eating any of the cookies, candy or cupcakes they had at the office for Valentines Day (although I did have 6 of the chocolate covered strawberries my Mom made me for Valentines).
#3 - Not eating the half a loaf of garlic bread I didn't know was going to come with my caesar salad on Thursday.

M'Chelle :angel:
304/297.5/under 200 (1st goal)

02-15-2003, 08:00 PM
They have Krispy Kreme's at our grocery stores now. I walk right past them every time. :D

02-15-2003, 11:00 PM
I put on some jeans this week--2 pairs even that I had not worn in over 2 years. And, there was no overage spilling out of the waistband.

02-16-2003, 11:25 AM
This was awesome. Yesterday I picked up the manway on one of our storm sewers. BY MYSELF! I could not do this 3-4 months ago. AND BELIEVE ME THEY ARE HEAVY!

Miss Chris

02-16-2003, 11:57 AM
I finally started exercising. I walked a mile yesterday on my treadmill and painted my daughter's bedroom. I walked a mile today and tonight I will play volleyball on a co ed league!!!!
Let's keep it up ladies!!!!!


02-16-2003, 10:18 PM
I stayed on plan this weekend despite the fact that I just didn't want to. It's not very often that what I should do wins out over what I want to do!!

02-16-2003, 11:56 PM
Today I tried on a pair of 20's from my closet. They go on, and all the way up, and even button and zip. They are too uncomfortable to wear in public, but just knowing they go on is a HUGE Tiny Victory.

I also wore a new Emme skirt to church today, it was a bit snug when I bought it but it was a $100 skirt that I found on sale for $10--how could I pass it up.

02-17-2003, 12:24 AM
WE ROCK!!!!!

I walked the mall today--we did 2 laps before we shopped. :D

02-22-2003, 09:51 PM
I finally have a tiny victory. My DH and I went out for lunch and I ordered a sandwich that came with fries. I gave him all the fries!

02-23-2003, 09:08 PM
I bought a new white T-shirt, my usual men's 3X. It hangs down almost to my knees. :D

02-24-2003, 01:57 AM
i went to a concert today, and wore a pair of drawstring capris from lane bryant. size 20 -- the size i am still wearing, usually. i hadn't worn this pair in awhile cuz of the cold. while i was dancing, they were falling off! i had to cinch the drawstring. eep.

i also tried on a pair of shorts from last summer, size 22, and i could pull them straight off after they were zipped and buttoned. i'm saving them as my "fat measure" shorts.

03-01-2003, 12:18 AM
took Sara (3 year old dd) with me to the YMCA tonight.. was going to drop her off at the "kids corner" - the book I got withs the hours said it was open till 8 pm. I got there at 6:40 and they said they changed their hours and close at 7 on Friday nights. Man, was I pissed!! and Sara was dissappointed!! which made me more pissed!!

Took Sara home ... then I went BACK to the Y to still do my work out.

Howly crap.. It was a victory to get out the door the first time. Then I had a built in excuse not to work out... then I kicked that wall down.. and did it anyway.

yeah!! for me! :bravo: