WW Clubs and Groups - #272 Bale of Turtles Welcoming in the New Year

12-22-2011, 11:40 PM
:carrot: :welcome3: We are the Turtle Group here at www.3fatchicks.com. We welcome you to join us as we work toward good health and fitness in a persistent manner. As our inspiration, we use the race between the turtle and the hare where the turtle was the victor because he didn't give up. We believe in keepin' on by using the skills and techniques we have learned from experience to keep us on track. We believe in giving each other support. Good luck to us all!
(for Lin and Lauren)

12-23-2011, 10:00 AM
Hi Turtles,
Well, my holiday starts in earnest tomorrow. Today running errands, wrapping things up, cleaning house a bit, etc. etc. mostly just waiting for tomorrow. I have promised myself that no matter how loud the cookies/candy call me, I will have a deaf ear. Today none so tomorrow I can have some. Sounds like a plan.

Turtles, hope you can chime in soon. I know how busy we all are!!

234.6/182.8/179 and thinner :cool: on to goal in 2012~

12-23-2011, 10:17 AM
Hi turtles:

My holidays begin today, since I don't work Fridays. So Judy, I am with you today with finishing up and my dd & her cat arrive this afternoon - then the fun begins. At my potluck yesterday (can't believe this) but I did not have even 1 bite of any desserts. Seriously - and I only chose what I really wanted, filled my plate once, enjoyed and threw my plate away. A few people commented on me not having dessert but I just said I would have something around 3 o'clock since I was too full. So I was quite happy with myself and at my Tops meeting was down 1# this week.

This is first year in ages that I have done less all around than usual. And I feel pretty good, not stressed about everything. Usually it looks like Christmas exploded in my house, but this year I didn't go overboard, but still looks nice. So maybe as they say "less is more"

All - hope you finish things up & enjoy yourself.

Merry Christmas!

12-23-2011, 11:07 AM
Bandit, you've got it! Less is more in a lot of ways. You're doing great.
:goodscale: I love this saying: Looking forward to seeing "less of you" in the New Year!

Merry Christmas to all. Bandit, :bravo: again for a weight loss at this time of the year. Also-----being so careful about making good choices at your potluck with your TOPS buddies.


loose seal
12-23-2011, 11:19 AM
Bandit . . . excellent on the potluck dinner choices! It's so hard when there's so much food around. And you're down a lb. :carrot: Sweet.

I'm still plugging away. Am starting my two days of baking/cooking/preparing for Sunday. Just got done a great workout (I made myself go do it and am so glad that I did) and am off. The dogs want/need a walk but I have to get things underway first. Hopefully a bit later.

I'm down to 7 gifts that need to be wrapped . . . and one is a re-wrap because the new little dog decided to nom on one of the books I got my dad! Hope my dad doesn't mind a worn corner of his book. lol

My usual weigh-in day is Sunday but I may weigh in tomorrow and use that # then wait until next Sunday to weigh in again. I think I hit my 5 lbs. off by Christmas goal; will have to see if I can eek another lb. off next week to hit my 6 lbs. off for December goal. Even if I don't and I maintain the 5 lbs. loss I"ll be good with that.

eta: the cat just rolled over and fell off the sofa. :lol: He's still not really awake yet and seems a bit stunned as to how he ended up on the floor. Oh wait, now he's back on the sofa ignoring me. He's embarrassed. :lol: :lol:

12-23-2011, 01:06 PM
Hi everyone just popping in real quick. I am back from vacation. I lost 0.7#. Which is better than I thought. Playing with my nieces and nephews. Not to mention they attacked the sodas and the candy before I could get to them Which worked for me. Their parents don't let them have alot of sodas or candy at home so vacation time all bets are off. Off to run some errands in this traffic. I keep searching for he facebook group but I can't find it. So if someone could point me in the right direction. Will play catch up later.

12-23-2011, 03:58 PM
Life4evr, :bravo: and congrats on losing weight on vacation! Weigh to go.

I don't know how to have someone join the Turtles group on Facebook. Maybe someone can help Life out?

Merry Christmas to everyone!
Oops---Bandit, I already didn't exercise today. ooops.

12-26-2011, 11:16 AM
Morning turtles

Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas with family & friends. I sent home some extra food with company over last 2 days & cleaned out fridge this a.m.
I froze a few tarts/cookies and only left a small portion out to have over next few days. Will pop over to store later & only getting fresh salad fixings and have leftovers with that.

My dd is in New York for a few days so will be abit different this week than usual over the holidays, but I have her cat with me so that is nice.

My plan this week is to eat sensibly (but still have some treats) & get in some kind of daily exercise.

Hope you all are doing great!!

12-26-2011, 12:48 PM
Due to gallbladder and having to eat very small meals I am down -2.4 this week. I am happy but this was not exactly the way i wanted to go about losing. Other than feeling constantly over full I am not in pain and doing good with my eating. Hope everyone had a nice weekend.

12-26-2011, 06:02 PM
Cherry :goodscale: sorry about the circumstances, but so happy for you about the loss. :bravo:

Having a nice relaxing day here. Am watching my food, but allowing a treat here and there. Froze or threw out the tempting food. If they get to me even being in the freezer, I'll have to think of something to do with them.

Bandit, it's nice your dd got a chance to go to NY, but change is a little tough to take. Isn't it? So smart of you to take care of leftovers and to get stocked up on salads, and fresh fruit. That's the weigh to go!

I'm aiming on hitting my goal in 2012. I figure if I keep on posting that I'll remember what I really want and work toward it.
234.6/182.8/179 and thinner (truth be told, I'm sure I'm up after the weekend, but I'll keep this weight here for now. still have 46th wedding anniversary dinner out tomorrow, then a high tea with my two dds. they are treating me for Christmas----then the events slow down which will be good for me and good for my weight.)

12-26-2011, 08:11 PM
Hi turtles

Cherry - sorry to hear about gallbladder but nice to see you post a weight loss. Take care of yourself & hope you feel better soon.

Judy - you are doing great. You & I have about the stats - I am hoping to be under 160# by end of next year. I would be super happy with that.

I rejoined my walking centre today & got in 3 miles then had a hot-tub which was great. Also, I am officially rejoining weight watchers this Wed with a friend. I did ww a few years ago, and still follow point system and go to Tops. When I went it was just Points, then they went to Points Plus & now I believe there is another new programme starting. So will see what that is all about.

I am off work until next Monday so good time to get these things set up.

All - hope you are doing great!

12-28-2011, 06:26 PM
Hi Gals,
I'm taking this one day at a time. Today has been good, not perfect, but good.

Wishing you all well. Chime in when you get a chance. Busy holidays still ahead of us, but then we'll be looking at a long January to get back on track. We can do this! :bravo:

234.6/ ????/179 and thinner. goal in 2012

12-28-2011, 06:33 PM
Hi everyone - still on holidays here until next Monday & eating has not been as good as it should. But on the upside I have been getting in some walks and am off now to officially rejoin weight watchers. I did well in the past with ww so hopefully will do well again. I will still go to Tops for time being and will keep that as my official weigh in on the Thurs evening.

Well we finally got some snow last night & it is freezing today. So now looks like Christmas.

All - hope you are all doing great and keeping warm!

12-28-2011, 06:50 PM
Hey hope everyone is well. I am not feeling so well so my eating has been hit or miss. Hope everyone had a good day.

12-30-2011, 05:57 AM
Just a quick fly-by to say hello... still working 12 hour days... have not been to a Weigh In in over 3 weeks, eating is a mess and exercise is not happening...

Wishing things get back to normal soon but it is just too hard to say right now.

I hope everyone is doing well and has a great new year. I will chime in when I can!


loose seal
12-30-2011, 12:40 PM
Well the scale is still up 2 lbs. despite me being OP the past . . . oh, ok it's only been three full days. Still. I was expecting the scale to have budged at least a bit by today. I guess I need to back off the split pea/ham soup and the frozen dinners . . too much sodium me thinks. I've been drinking the water but the scale is holding steady. I feel thinner . . . maybe it's just not reflecting on the scale quite yet.

As for my 'down 6 lbs. total for the month of December', yeah I'm not too sure why I thought I'd lose an extra lb. between Christmas and New Years. That's craaazy. :dizzy: lol So turtling along and hopefully something will fall away and by Sunday I'll be back at my 5 lb. December loss.

Then? Let's kick some butt(fat), ladies!

12-30-2011, 08:04 PM
Loose Seal,
I'm ready to kick some butt fat! So funny. The weight up could have been so much worse. :goodscale:

Sorry you're working so hard. I see a light at the end of the tunnel for you.
With the holidays almost over, somethings are going to fall in place. You're in my thoughts and I'm pulling for you. :goodvibes:

Life4evr, hope you're feeling well soon. Here's :grouphug: to keep you on the right track.

Bandit, WW is doing a few new things that you'll probably like. I think it's smart to do the two programs. TOPS and WW. Right now I'm doing JC and WW and it's working for me. :idea:

Today has been a good day. Kids are coming over tonight to catch a TV show they all wanted to watch. It starts around ten o'clock, so I'll probably be asleep not too far into it. Tomorrow I've got food planned. Counting on not overindulging so I can shake this weight. Too much gained, taking too long to get it off. But.......I did half hour on :tread: today and I'm proud about that.

Happy New Year to all the Turtles!!!!! :celebrate: we're a great group.
234.6/????/179 and thinner onward to goal this year!!!!

12-31-2011, 07:56 AM
Good morning everyone and happy Saturday to you all! Another busy week down for me... yeah! We are babysitting the grandbaby tonight so that will be fun.

Tomorrow is the start of a new year and a new me! Ugh, I am so off track I am not even sure where the darned path is anymore. What a mess... that being said i am ready to get back on, I just feel aweful - eating out of control, not exercising, not managing my stress at all, not sleeping.

So I am giving myself a really hard shake and getting it together. Made a last minute appointment to get my hair trimmed this morning, then off to the grocery store to stock up on figure friendly foods and lots of things to pack for lunches etc.

Will spend this weekend taking care of ME - I will also be working from home and getting alot of things done but they are all geared at making things easier for me and managing my stress and my time better... I have been like a crazy women lately and it is just simply not me!

Rejoining anything is just not a smart thing for me to do right now so will continue to get to TOPS as often as possible and make it a point to exercise but as for going to back to WW I just don't have time for it right now although the online version might work... will have to think about that.

So sorry I have been off line lately guys, bear with me and I will check back in as often as I can!

Take care everyone and have a safe and happy new year!

12-31-2011, 12:02 PM
Good morning turtles:

Princess - nice to hear from you and it sure sounds like life is super crazy for you at this time. All the more important for you to look after yourself, so glad to hear you have a plan.

All - I tried to get myself organized for the start of the new year & I
have rejoined walking centre and weight watchers, have eaten through leftovers and cleaned out my fridge. So no excuses not to lose weight.

Heres to a Happy New Year, weight loss, health & happiness to all!

So, tomorrow we all get a brand new start on our weight loss journey.
Good luck to everyone!!!

12-31-2011, 03:44 PM
Hi Princess,
We can be your support group until your life lightens up a bit. Would you like to WI at home on Wednesday like I do? It could give you accountability.
You're off to a great start with healthy groceries in the house. Working 12 hour days may make getting exercise tough, so do the best you can. I know you can do this because you have done this. Here's a :grouphug: and :goodvibes: to keep you going!!!!! :bravo: :celebrate:

Bandit, I love how you've tackled the important things for you this weekend.
Yay for re-joining the walking centre, etc. and getting rid of leftovers and getting in good food. :chef: Weigh to go!

My dh and I just got back from a walk on the boardwalk. :beach: It always refreshes me. Also stopped at Trader Joe's to get some salad fixings, ff milk, and onions so I can make an onion soup tomorrow if I feel like it. I offered it to my kids on Christmas day and they loved it!! Yay

My weight is not budging the way I'd like, so I need to tighten up the food even more than I have been.

Happy New Year to all our Turtles, Laruen, Lin, Bandit, Princess, Cherry, Jar, Loose Seal, Life4evr, Terri, Taylor and all our buddies. You're the best. I can't tell you how many times I felt like giving up. Coming here there was always someone who would offer a pep talk or a kind word. Hey, if losing weight were easy, no one would be overweight.

Happy New 2012!!!!! This is the year for great things to happen.
234.6/186/179 and thinner :cool:

12-31-2011, 04:10 PM
Oh ladies, you have no idea how happy I am to still see this thread is still going strong!
I can't even count how many times this makes for restarts for me. I know I touched in during the summer this year, with the belief that I would be kicking some fat butt. And then... I found out that I had Cervical Cancer again. SO! I've beaten it again, and decided that instead of feeling sorry for myself, I'm gonna do something about it. Turns out that there are all kinds of studies in progress and finished that show that being over weight is a contributing factor to certain cancers, including cervical cancer.
So, the New Year is about to begin, and I want to see what I can do in a year's time! I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone again!!!

loose seal
01-01-2012, 01:11 PM
Kim . . . prayers and hugs out to you. What a hard road you have travelled. :hug: :hug: :hug:

I am beyond annoyed at this whole holiday thing altogether (from a weight loss perspective). I was on succcch a good roll one week ago, got off track for no more than two days and was right back at it and the scale is stubbornly still up a lb. And while I know in the whole vast scheme of things it isn't anything and it will come off . . . . just blargity blarg blarg blarg. :mad:

Am off to a NY day party at my BIL's, which is fine because the food is never all that great and I'm eating eggs and some pumpkin muffins now (one of my usual breakfasts). And I know, I know . . . just keep turtling away and the weight will come off. I want to be down to 155 (11 solid lbs.) 6 weeks from today (The Walking Dead returns then!) and am not feeling confident that that is an attainable goal. I don't think my body will give up 2 lbs./wk for the next 6 weeks. BUT . . . persevere I will and get as close as possible.

Happy Gnu Year everyone!

01-02-2012, 07:27 AM
Happy new Year! Everyone!

Hope you all had a great holiday season, we had a wonderful vacation, the sun and sand was great. It was a really nice family time. Back to routine!!! Looking forward to that! This week will still be off, as I only work 2 days and DS is still home from school until next Monday. But going to make the most of it!!! I have some major house re-arranging to do in the bedrooms. So I am going to keep moving and stay away from the fridge!!!

Got to rethink the eating plan and figure out what will work for me. I know what doesn't!

So 2012 we are going to kick butt!!! This is our year turtles we are going to do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thinking thinner healthier thoughts for 2012

01-02-2012, 09:24 AM
Good morning everyone and happy new year to us all!

Today is my first day back on the heathly path, I did not even try yesterday as we had a company, etc so today is my target day to get started, I have my journal out and am getting ready!

Have a ton of things to do today to including taking my old girl to the vet for a limp that has started... poor old girl.

Judy, I will most likely stick with my Thursday evening weigh in for now, if it proves out that TOPS is going to have to go on hold for a while then I will gladly change and do a Wednesday at home weigh in with you. Thanks for the offer!

Take care everyone!

01-02-2012, 10:50 AM
KimL, so glad to see you back. Yes, this Turtle group just keeps getting better and better. So many of us are losing real weight and are determined to get this excess weight off. I'm so sorry you had a return of your cancer. I'm sending prayers and :goodvibes: to you. I love your attitude. Yes, 2012 is the year we're all going to be successful. :bravo:

Terri, you'll figure it out. You've got the :exercise: down pat. What food ideas are you thinking about? I, for one, believe in changing up when what I'm doing doesn't work.

Princess, you sound great! It's a good idea to stay with your WI time. Glad you've got a plan in place. We can do this! :balloons:

Loose Seal, ugh----those pounds just stick, don't they? You and I went through a similar situation over the holidays. I thought I was doing well, but actually continued to gain over the week between Christmas and New Year's. Thankfully my scale didnt' go up any more than it had, so I'm okay with that. You'll get the weight off. May still be excess salt and water retention. You'll figure it out. Weigh to go!

Jar and Taylor, looking forward to hearing from you gals.

Cherry, how are you feeling? I know you've got some medical problems right now. :grouphug: How are you doing?

Life4evr, are you still working while you're going for your degree? :goodvibes: I know you work hard------it's like exercise, right?

Bandit, love the example you're setting with :exercise: Yay!

Okay, I've got to pack up my Christmas decorations and I need to start now.
Have a great day. When we have a great day today, we can wake up tomorrow and have a great day then,........and when we do that for long enough.........we'll be at goal. Love you all!
234.6/?????/179 and thinner into the next decade of weight numbers. 2012 is my year to reach goal. WE can do this!

01-02-2012, 11:20 AM
Morning turtles & Welcome Back, everyone!

So we all enjoyed the holidays, now time to get back on track & reach whatever goals we set this year.

Back at work today with meals & exercise planned for the day.

Lets do it!

01-02-2012, 01:19 PM
bandit2~ How were your holidays?

Itryharder~ Thank you! Good luck cleaning up all your decorations!

Princess1122~ How was the visit to the vets?

terrod99~ Glad to hear your vacation went well!

loose seal~ 2lbs./week is attainable, but will be tough! I bet you can do it though!

I discovered yesterday why it is important to THOROUGHLY go through my cupboards, fridge and freezer. In a moment of weakness, I discovered frozen ravioli in my freezer. I fought with myself for a while, but I think one of my biggest problems was that I had only had two eggs and toast yesterday and some progresso light soup. So, I was hungry, and once I saw the ravioli, it was almost like it was calling my name. Needless to say, I have cleaned out the cupboards, fridge and freezer, and will be dropping of the extra food at my friends house (he has three daughters who will cut through it in a couple days).
The rest of my day will be spent cleaning the house! Back to school tomorrow!

01-02-2012, 01:44 PM
Kim - holidays were great, got to spend time with dd before she went to New York. I also cleaned out my fridge yesterday and washed all the shelves
and have fresh fruit & veggies on hand. Basically restarting everything today, along with everyone else.

All - hope you are all organzied and on track today!

01-02-2012, 04:59 PM
Hi Turtles,
Yes, KimL. thanks for asking. House is all decoration free and dh and I are just back from a walk on the boardwalk. Chilly, 40degrees and windy, but on top of decluttering for over 4 1/2hours I think my exercise for today was good. Food good too. I can do this!

Happy New Year to everyone! Keep up your spirits and chime in when you can.

01-02-2012, 07:02 PM
Hi Turtles.. only took all day to get here but I`m here.. wow didn`t realize how long I had missed out on til we were out of #271 and into #272... shame on me.. I am glad though to be back here with all of you..

hello KimL - nice to meet you and sorry to hear about your cancer.. glad you are here with such an amazing support group..we have a FB group too - Turtles if you are on that social network as well!!

this is going to be short as I have to get read for my zumba class which I have looked forward to all day.. today I have totally been OP and that feels awesome.. I worked out this morn on the treadmill and that seems to just set me in the right frame of mind.. I'm so glad to see so many had wonderful visits and I have to admit I'm also happy that I'm not the only one in this boat alone.. the scale is up but I am accepting that and will work my best to get back into the rhythm again.. I got all my water in - huge challenge for me but I did it.. wishing everyone an awesome evening..

oh do we have a challenge going on that I might of missed - something new for 2012??

01-02-2012, 07:58 PM
Taylorsjourney~ What's the name of the group? I'll look it up next time I am on. How was your Zumba class?

Itryharder~ Happy New Year to you too! I wish the weather would cooperate enough for me to get some walking in outside as well, but VT is being odd as usual with rain, snow, sleet!

bandit2~ I'm glad to hear your holidays went well! Hopefully you clean out your fridge more often then I do, as I definitely found some not-so-yummy left-overs!

Been a pretty good day overall! Some of you may remember me talking about my friend who was falsely accused of a crime in 2010. Unfortunately she was found guilty, even though the evidence was all circumstantial and their star witness was the real culprit. The judge has already said that he thinks her appeal will be granted as it was a weak case. Meanwhile, my friend had been living with me for about a year before this happened, and I hit a bit of a snag today when cleaning out the cupboards. She has a chocolate drawer. If I move the chocolate, I'm still going to know where it is. If I ask my parents to hold on to the chocolate, my dad will eat it. Ugh! If I throw it out, then I'll have to replace it... and we're talking $40-$50 of chocolate (she LOVES chocolate!). Soooo, any ideas?

01-02-2012, 11:22 PM
Hey everyone .. just popping in for a minute to tell you something my Zumba teacher told us.. she said "don't worry about what you ate between Christmas and New years, but worry about what you eat between New Years and Christmas".. I thought that was some food for thought...

Kim the name of the group on FB is Turtles.. my class was awesome but it really kicked my butt tonight.. so headed to bed.. sorry to hear about the injustice of your friend, unfortunately you hear about that more and more.. would freezing it be an alternative to the chocolate.. I mean yes you will still know where it is - but if you put it in a container with HER name on it will that deter you from wanting to get into it - along with the need to wait til it thaws.. LOL..

loose seal
01-03-2012, 12:13 AM
It's 11:11pm and my stomach thinks it wants food . . . or my mouth does. Know what I'm gonna do? Eat a jolly rancher and go upstairs. Ha! take that you temptation, you!

01-03-2012, 07:53 AM
Hey all Back to work for me this am!!!

Taylor I have heard that "what you eat between NewYears ans Xmas is more important blurb before!!! Thanks for reminding us its a good one and so true.

Kim not sure about the choc issue I would just throw it out! Deal with the aftermath later!!!

Judy I dont have a clue what eating plan to follow, WW just hasnt cut it I loose 10 lbs then thats it, my boss has lost 35 lbs on what she calls a modified Atkins, she is a doctor must have some sense about her!!!!

All lets get at it! We can do this in 2012!!!
Keeping it simple for now- move more eat less !!!!


01-03-2012, 09:50 AM
good morning ladies.. don't fall off your chair I'm back two days in a row LOL.. I had a total OP day yesterday which wasn't a struggle but wasn't fun either ;) today I'm aiming for another good one.. workout is done, meals are made and off to work I will go.. 7 weeks til surgery so that is helping my focus to stay as behaved as I can or at least I hope it will..

Have an awesome day everyone!!!

01-03-2012, 10:00 AM
We can do this! I love the New Year's----Christmas quote and I'm sending it to my WW leader right now.

Yesterday was a great day for me. I plan on making this a great OP day, hour by hour. I've got it planned out and I'll make it work. Running errands, but have food for my car, so this will be a good day.

We are doing this!!!!

loose seal
01-03-2012, 01:49 PM
I've heard that saying but it was "it's not what you eat between Thanksgiving and Christmas, it's what you eat between Christmas and Thanksgiving".

Ah yup.

01-03-2012, 02:16 PM
Hi turtles:

Day 2 of our New Year - so how are you all doing so far?

Been OP & walked 3 miles last night

Very cold up here today

01-03-2012, 08:52 PM
Hi Turtles,
What do you all think of a Valentine's Day Challenge? We're talking about six weeks. We all know that six weeks of being OP and exercising often can knock off a nice amount of weight. I'll be glad to set up a Weigh In Challenge Thread like we did for The Biggest Loser Challenge.

Anybody up for it? Let's figure out what we want to track. Once we get some ideas going, I'll set up a thread.

:goodscale: in our futures!!!!!!
234.6/???/179 and thinner :cool: Reaching goal in 2012!!

01-03-2012, 09:47 PM
I'm in!!!

01-04-2012, 09:51 AM
good morning!!! slow start to my day so getting ready to head out now to workout..had an OP day yesterday but not so great on the water.. I will conquer that one this year LOL... Have a fantastic day everyone!!

01-05-2012, 11:02 AM
Hi Judy - good idea, I'm in as well

Have been OP all week but only walked 3 miles. So goal this week is to get that increased. Developed a cold, so wasn't up to it

See you in the challenge!

01-05-2012, 01:31 PM
I am still here. I am trying to catch up on everyones posts.
Kim- Nice to see you. I am sorry to hear things have been pretty rough for you but it is good to see your being positive.
My weight is kinda stuck since i have had to eat a lot less than i am use to but i think it is getting ready to head back down soon. I will do my best on the challenge when we figure out what we are doing.
Taylor-Good to see you've gotten yourself back on track and going the right direction.
Hello to everyone. Keep up the good work.

loose seal
01-05-2012, 02:41 PM
I'm in . . . I'm already in the Valentine's Day Challenge thread (my goal is 2/12 - - - when The Walking Dead returns!) and The Biggest Loser Challenge thread (I'm on the red team). I'll do a challenge here too . . .it can only help!

I don't think the scale has moved down yet, despite being OP. I just keep telling myself that it will. <sigh>

Getting the dogs out for walks . . they like the cold! The little one slipped his harness today and went after another dog. Well, if my two dogs are yanking and barking and growling at your dog, don't stop 6 feet from them to talk to the lady next to me. Like . . . DUH! No one was hurt but my little guy was shaking like a leaf, as was the other dog. Maybe that person will cross the street next time!

01-05-2012, 11:58 PM
loose seal~ No worries! That scale will move soon!

CherryAutumn~ It's good to see you too!

bandit2~ Congrats on staying on plan!

Taylorsjourney~ How did you do on water today?

Itryharder~ I'm in!!!

terrod99~ Haha, funny thing is that my dad came over today and ate almost half of it... how he found it, I have no idea... He must have the nose of a hound!

On our way home from the basketball game last night, the basketball team insisted on stopping at McDonald's. UGH! I was pretty good though. I ordered a small fry, a small wildberry smoothie, and ran across the street and got a 6" sub from subway. I did go over on my calories, but I have set myself at 1500, and can realistically eat up to 1800-2000 and still lose weight. I ended up at just under 1800, so I can't last night as a success!
I hit 30 minutes on the elliptistrider tonight and even tried a new weight loss program on the machine. I thought I was going to die! I was so proud of myself when I stepped off the machine though! 525 calories burned!!! Goal for next time is to not feel like I'm dying... G'night everyone!!!

01-06-2012, 08:40 AM
Hey All TGIF!!!!

Gearing up for a great winter!!! A lighter,healthier winter!!!!!!!!!!! Feel like a big blob but thats going to change. Will check in to the challenge thread and sign up.
Girls we can and will do this! This is our year!


01-06-2012, 10:08 AM
Happy Friday, everyone

I rejoined ww but will still count Tops as my official weigh in which is Thurs
evenings. Even though I have been OP since Mon and exercised abit over holidays I was still up 2# last night.

Hope everyone is keeping on track & doing their best. I find weekends are tough & this weekend have been invited to potluck to catch up with some gf that went away over the holidays. But there is always going to be challenges that we have to deal with in better ways.
Any ideas on veggie dish that goes with ribs & baked potatoes (yes - that is what will be there)

We have been lucky so far with the weather, so loving that.

Have a good Friday!

01-06-2012, 12:32 PM
Hi everyone. I am back. I am finally feeling better. I was having some personal issues. Mainly New Year eves my grandmas bday and the first one since she passed so that was a little ugly.

I am still trying to work but my job messed up my schedule for January so not to ohappy about that. I did get registered for the class. So I start back to classes on Monday.

My eating has been horrible since I have been sick. My body is trying to settle back into 280 which is not good. Everyone have a good day. I have errands to run. I am taking one last weekend trip before the crazyness starts.

01-06-2012, 06:29 PM
Hi turtles - I went for my 3 mile walk & on way home bought a veggie tray
and herbed greek yogurt dip, so that should be fine for potluck & will take

Hope everyone stayed OP today!

01-07-2012, 07:30 AM
Good morning everyone and happy Saturday to you all.... I have a million errands to run today and tomorrow will most likely be working most of the day, I brought everything home with me so am hoping to get some good desk work done which will help lower my stress.

I made it to weigh in and stayed for the meeting on Thursday - I was down 1 lb which really surprised me but I won't argue lol. Supposed to be fairly nice here this weekend and the dogs really need to get out of the house so hope to get them to the park.

I am behind on reading posts but I sure everyone is doing well and staying on track.

Have a great day all!

loose seal
01-07-2012, 09:59 AM
I"ve been busy, busy trying to get the house organized, specifically the garage. What a mess. But I made huge strides in fixing that yesterday/last night and hopefully will finish today. Well, the half of the garage that I mainly use. The other half? Hubs is a total slob and I ain't touching that. lol

After an arctic blast the weather has turned pleasant and quite nice . . . wish the whole winter was like that. Am off to exercise in a few then am tackling the rest of the garage. The best part? Hubs isn't home so I can throw stuff out. :lol: Yeah, like we need another broken radio/cd player 'in case we paint'. :rolleyes:

Am going to weigh in in a bit too. Haven't been on the scale since last Sat or Sun and feel like it hasn't budged, despite being OP. We shall see . . . .

Have a great day, all. Look at my sig . . . I got that line from gardnerjoy. Ain't it the truth? Let's do it.

eta: as suspected the scale has not budged. :mad:

01-07-2012, 07:58 PM
happy weekend everyone.. been doing not to bad at getting everything gelling again.. even getting that darn water in... picked up a dvd today at costco - not to sure if I will try it just yet or wait til I feel I'm more ready for it but figured it's a step in the right direction.. still loving my treadmill so for now that will work.. wishing everyone a fantastic weekend

01-07-2012, 11:45 PM
Hi everyone. So I was doing okay with eating. We went to an outlet at Myrtle Beach and walked around just about the whole thing. Which I undid later when we hit up the buffet. I will weigh in on monday and restart this effort again.

01-08-2012, 01:02 PM
life4evr~ Buffets are rough! Glad to hear you're feeling better!

Taylorsjourney~ I hope your weekend is going well too!

loose seal~ Sorry to hear about the scale, how did the rest of your day go?

Princess1122~ Congrats on your 1lb. loss!

bandit2~ How has your weekend gone so far?

terrod99~ This is definitely our year!!!

My weigh in this morning went AWESOME!!! Sundays are my weigh in days, and I am psyched to say that I am down from 276.2 to 269.4! I know the big loss is due to this being my first week really OP, but I'll take it! I talked to the school nurse on Friday because I was down just shy of 5lbs. at that point and asked her if I was being unhealthy with my weight loss. We talked about what I have been doing, and she said that it sounded like I was doing well and that I should expect a higher loss the first week or two, but that it would probably peter out as I kept going. I know I should be aiming for 2lbs./week, but I feel great, so I'm sticking with it!!! I have to work at the restaurant tonight, and I'm a little concerned. We mainly serve comfort food, much of which I LOVE, so it's going to be a challenge! I think if I prepare something before I go and bring it with me, that could help! Have a great afternoon everyone!

01-08-2012, 05:15 PM
Kim - that is awesome.. congrats on the huge loss and good luck with work tonight.. maybe if you picture the food with huge lumps of melted fat oozing all over it that will detract you from it LOL...

Life4evr - buffets are hard but think of the fantastic walking you got in.. maybe it won't be so bad in your w/i... I always try to look for the positive

Terri - I like the bring it on attitude.. 2012 take down year.. literally...

Banditt - awesome job with the walking and the veggie tray choice... sounds like you've got a handle on it

Princess I hope you got a little bit of a stretch and break with all that work.. wow doesn't sound like fun for the weekend....

Loose seal did the scale move today???

Well last night I watched a part of the dvd I had picked up and thought oh dear not to sure it was for me.. today after a great night sleep ( finally) I thought let's give it a whirl.. I decided before I clicked play that I would work in MY comfort area and do what only felt comfortable for me... Ripped in 30 is the title of it and for a while I thought I should be ripped to be trying this BUT I made it thru ( it's only 20 mins - but def a feel/burn program) and although I can feel the wakening of some muscles I don't use in that way ( pray for mobility tomorrow) I am happy I tried .. no wait I am PROUD that I tried.. not sure how I will feel in the morn when I am sure those muscles are talking a new language to me but for today I succeeded LOL.. bring it on Jillian Michael s - yes you scare me but not enough to walk away.. .. hope everyone is having a great day

01-08-2012, 09:23 PM
Hi turtles:

Sounds like everyone is busy and keeping on track which is great.

Kim - awesome weight loss! Good luck tonight with any temptations at work

Taylor - you dvd sounds gruelling for sure, especially something from Jillian
Good for you for sticking to it and hopefully, you won't be too sore tomorrow.
My daughter met Jillian in Toronto at a booksigning and got a picture taken with her which I thought was exciting since I watched her on Biggest Loser.
She is one tough lady but definately knows her stuff.

My weekend was good - had potluck with my friends which was fun and counted everything I ate/drank which wasn't too bad overall.

Can't believe our weather, honestly strange for here but am loving it.

Lets all have a great week!

01-09-2012, 07:56 AM
Hey All Happy Monday!

Back to routine, DS is going to exercise with me at Y a few nights a week, hope the girl friends will join in too. It is nice to have someone to go with. Walking friend has moved so that was good while it lasted!! Eating has been pretty good all weekend. I feel less bloated already.

OK girls let kick butt!!!


01-09-2012, 10:34 AM
Monday here you are!!!

Workouts are done - wahoo .. TOM is next week and I am bloated like crazy already.. I've had a rough go getting the water in so maybe that's playing into it.. will work on that this week.. also going to cut out my diet pop that I have in the evening.. will see if that sodium is having me retain the water.. working on figuring everything out..

Banditt - that's cool about your daughter meeting JM.. I never would of tried any of her dvd's if I hadn't read on the community blogs so many people giving them two thumbs up.. I was laughing this morn when I told my dh 2 days down 28 to go... with it being only 20 mins it's a nice additive to the treadmill .. glad to hear you had a good weekend and your potluck went so good..

tonight is zumba - I'm thinking I must be crazy right now LOL.. have a great start to our week ladies...

01-09-2012, 01:08 PM
I am looking into getting a few more fitness games for the Wii. I have one called Exerbeat that I enjoy and I have wii fit plus (dont feel that i get much cardio from it.) I am either wanting to get the Zumba game or Golds Gym Dance Workout. Anyone heard anything about these or tried them?

loose seal
01-09-2012, 02:32 PM
Well I finished the garage. I can now walk into it without tripping over anything. Might not sound like much but it's been a mess for months on end and it feels so good to have this accomplished. The hubs also pitched in a bit and threw out many, many old paint cans that we've had for ages. Another shelf cleared!

Haven't gotten on the scale since Saturday . . . maybe tomorrow. My jeans have felt like they did just b/4 Christmas - loose - so hopefully I'll see scale results as well.

CherryAutumn -- I bought the E/A Sports Active for Wii and really like it. It's very, very varied and you can do a low, med, or high intensity workout. I bought mine used off of ebay. Come to think of it I haven't used it in a bit cause I forgot I had it. I'll have to incorporate that into my workouts. I've been doing a lot of circuit-type dvds. Chris Freytag has several called Xtreme Workouts and Slimdown Xtreme. I really like them.

01-10-2012, 11:06 AM
Gals, we have gotten so long. See you all at our new thread: #273 Bale of Turtles Actually Doing This!

I am so thrilled with the news you are all sharing. :bravo: to the fabulous weight losses, the determination and stick-to-it-ness even when you don't feel like it. Thanks for posting all that you do. You're inspiring me in a moment when I'm having lots of trouble. See you over at #273.