Support Groups - Slow Dancing With A Stranger {10} "A Month of Challenges"




K9Owner
04-01-2012, 08:48 AM
Hi Everyone :wave:
After much consideration, I have decided to start a thread for a unique group of losers.
Consider the following scenarios. If more than one apply to you, this just might be the thread you've been searching for:

:yes: This diet/lifestyle change is such a slow process for me, even losing 0.5 lbs or 1kg is a struggle.
:yes: I am frequently changing up different foods in my plan because what I ate worked last week, but it's not working this week.
:yes: One week, I ate everything on plan and gained weight, but another week I pigged out and LOST! WTH??
:yes: I've been at a plateau for so long, it's my new middle name!
:yes: I do ____ for exercise, but my body becomes used to the workout, and I am frequently having to switch up my routine to continue to see results.
:yes: I have been On Plan for so many days/weeks/months without seeing a downward scale movement, I'm ready to QUIT!

Well, before you rush right off and toss your stilettos, platforms, pumps, or boots in the closet, come have a "Slow Dance" with me! I often feel like I am a stranger in my own body, because I am constantly having to change up food and exercise and my scale still doesn't budge. This is not a challenge, but more of a daily accountability, support group, & learning experience all rolled up in one!

I will start a new thread 2 times a month (around the 1st and 15th of the month) to reflect progress, accomplishments, and/or set backs! Feel free to post food choices, exercise routines, motivational words of wisdom, or anything else you feel lead to share.

Disclaimer: If you lose weight quickly and easily and have it all figured out, this is NOT the thread for you!

So, without further adieu....
May I have this dance?


K9Owner
04-01-2012, 09:01 AM
As the name implies, this will be a month of challenges and everyone is invited to participate
and post your results on this thread if you like :)
The more the merrier!!

WEEK 1 CHALLENGES
Day 1 "Arms" provided by Jo
Hopefully everyone has access to some dumbells?
Choose your weight of dumbells and place them on the floor just outside your feet which are hip width apart.
Squat to pick up the dumbells, stand tall (watch your back), do a biceps curl hammer style (palms facing in) and before lowering the weight, push up to do an overhead shoulder press, come back down to shoulders, finish lowering the biceps curl and then squat down again, almost put them back on the ground, next one.
Lets do at least 3 sets of 10.

Day 2 "Legs" provided by Kristiina
STAIRS! Find stadium (high school) and run 500 steps up and 500 down.

Day 3 "Core" provided by Me
PLANK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSHjTRCQxIw): 75 seconds-90 seconds or as long as you can hold it!
Jump Rope w/HIGH KNEES: 100 reps (fast as you can)
Repeat 3 times

jomatho
04-01-2012, 10:17 AM
Oh Krystal, sorry I wasn't around last night to give you a :hug:

I don't know what to tell you.

I am wondering, if I was you, if I would just give myself the authority to take a maintenance break until the race is over. Figure out what maintenance calories would be with 6-7 days of working out and eat at that until the race is over. Eat extra calories above maintenance when you have your long runs for the fuel. I think you are doing too much and your body is demanding fuel. You are trying not to give it, and when you do break down, it is junky stuff. If you concentrate on fueling with smart foods right now for the next 3 weeks, perhaps you won't feel the need for as much junk? Don't worry about fasting, don't worry about losing weight, don't even worry about trying to do certain workouts (except our challenges ;)), just concentrate on the running. It's only 3 weeks, and then after that, you can go full force again. I bet if you fuel for the next three weeks, your body will be ready to lose again when at a deficit. Maintenance breaks are good for the body, it's just hard to wrap our minds around.

Thanks for starting the new thread! I notice you had planks on the old thread, but not on the new one, did you mean to leave those out? I am going to do them either way. I think for the challenges, you just do them whatever days workout for you. We should all report back when they are done too.


ItsMyTurn
04-01-2012, 12:48 PM
I was able to follow it this time! YAY!

Sorry ladies, but an actual "scheduled" challenge isn't going to work for days, but I am going to try to challenge myself. I have never done 60 miles in a month (I know that is a piece of cake for you all... for me, not so much). It's been so hard with scheduling, things popping up, plus putting my strength training in there... so... going to be tracking on my own to see if I can do it this month. I like the idea of challenging yourself to new heights for a month - this will be mine :P

Sum38
04-01-2012, 12:59 PM
OMG, sounds like a psycho ward instead of cardio ward! I am sorry! That is rough.

I looked at your diary and I see you are kinda slipping :( -- I have sugar addiction. I went through h3ll when I went off sugar. I wish there was rehab for sugar addicts. I understand your frustration :hug: -- maybe try just doing detox? -- I am totally an emotional eater. -- We moved 11 times in 8 years and each move I gained anywhere from 5-30 pounds. I always managed to take it off right before new move). I wish I could be there for you!! All I can do is to tell you how much I understand, and try to keep you accountable.

jomatho
04-01-2012, 01:29 PM
Challenge 1 complete! I went to grab my 10s and my youngest son had them in his room, so I used 12s for the first set, too light, so I ended up using 15s and then did an extra set so I would get 3 sets of 10 in with the 15s.
So in total,

40 squats
40 hammer curls
40 shoulder press ups

Felt pretty good, but I'll have to make it harder next time:devil:.

That was all AFTER I got in 55 minutes on the treadmill, HIIT and steady state jogging :D.

I feel pretty good today. I should feel good, I went waaaaaaaaay over on my calories yesterday for my spike day. I was shooting for about 3500 and ended up around 4700 :yikes: I was pretty carby and sugary yesterday too. Today is a new day.
I can never seem to spike within my calories, I am going to try harder next week. According to my calculations I should still have enough deficit for a pound, but who knows if that is right :dizzy:

ItsMyTurn, sounds like a good challenge! Good luck. If you feel like jumping in on any of our challenges, whatever day it is, feel free to. The point is that we just do something right?

Sum, hows it going? Are you spiking today?

K9, another :hug: for you

Sum38
04-01-2012, 01:41 PM
ItsMyTurn Any challenge is good :) Glad you found us :hug:

Jo I don't feel like eating today; how funny is that?? I love this time right after TOM. So I am not going to spike today. I tend to save those up for pre-TOM days :lol: I am also being a poster child for IF :D

I walked 7.5 miles this morning with DH and puppy. Doggie is exhausted.
I had perfect 19/5 IF day yesterday, and I am planning on having 24 fast tomorrow. I have not completed Jo's challenge yet, but I will.

My :crazy: love sick (damn) husband needs attention...he is crowding me so I guess I need to cut this short.

:grouphug: Have a FAB day

Larry H
04-01-2012, 02:05 PM
Hi Everyone :hug:

I am back!! February 5th was my last visit and I have been out of control in sort of a limited way. My scale says I gained 12 pounds since February 5th.
The strange thing was I had a routine three month followup Doctor visit with my primary care physician this past Friday. His scale says I lost 5 pounds since my last appointment on 12/26/2011.

Krystal: That is quite a workout plan. I will do the parts that I can. My Orthopedic Surgeon has instructed my to stay away from stairs. He says the part of my knees used for stair climbing is worn out from arthritis. I used to always choose the stairs when my destination was 10 stories or less. Both hips are arthritic, the right one severe so I may have to follow a different routine.

I have had cataract surgery on one eye 2/22/2012 and the other eye on 3/28/2012. I am typing this without glasses!! :D:D I have to concentrate to read and use the computer but my distance vision is great, I have worn glasses for 36 years and it seems strange without them. The day after my last surgery I asked the doctor when I could drive a car again. His answer "right now and without glasses" He says my vision will improve a lot in the next 30 days. I think it's great now!!

Now to stay on plan and start losing again.

Larry H

K9Owner
04-01-2012, 02:46 PM
Day 3 "Core" provided by Me
PLANK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSHjTRCQxIw): 75 seconds-90 seconds or as long as you can hold it!
Jump Rope w/HIGH KNEES: 100 reps (fast as you can)
Repeat 3 times[/CENTER]

JO: Did you not see this??

K9Owner
04-01-2012, 03:21 PM
:yay: LARRY!!! :yay: I'm so glad to see you!! I'm happy you can finally see!! I remember when I first got contacts--I thought WOW, I've been missing so much!

Star & Larry: Just do what you can if you want on the challenges. Absolutely no pressure to join or commit. I know schedules are different, physical abilities are different, etc. We thought it would make for a fun April & give us something to look forward to each week.

AFM: 8 miles DONE! I got a later start than I was expecting, but I woke up at 2am, back to sleep @ 4am, then woke back up after hitting snooze @ 0730! I wanted to begin my run at 0730--oh well, 9ish it was!
I had my pre-run fuel and remembered my GU for after the 1st 45 min.
If you've never tried GU, I recommend it--especially the Roctane--2x Caffeine. Yeah--yeah I know not good to inhale a bunch of artificial Pump-Up while training, but the extra push sure is nice when you're legs are heavy!

After the run, I took my K9s for the Recovery Walk 1.28 miler.

My time sucks! I walked a total of 10 times for 1 min each. It was hot here, like mid 80s. I had a bandana and a running cap on, which held the heat in my body. I'm not too concerned with the time. Just to be able to run 8 miles at one time is pretty awesome for a gyal like me :)

Next week: 9 miles! :crossed:

I'll begin the challenges tomorrow. I am mentally tired atm :faint:
I just want to rest my eyes. I feel good. My legs aren't too achy & my back is not hurting at all! :yay: The only issue I have is with my 2nd toe on my right foot. I will probably end up losing the nail! Great! So much for cute feet!!

I hope each of you have a beautiful Sunday & thank you so much for all of the :hug: Gosh knows, I needed them. I will not allow myself to be defeated by emotions and TOM and hormones. They may win one day or one week out of the month, but I will not be defeated forever! I never desire to be 167 again--EVER!!

Sum38
04-01-2012, 04:02 PM
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I'll begin the challenges tomorrow. I am mentally tired atm :faint:
I just want to rest my eyes. I feel good. My legs aren't too achy & my back is not hurting at all! :yay: The only issue I have is with my 2nd toe on my right foot. I will probably end up losing the nail! Great! So much for cute feet!!



Guess what, I just lost mine :D I kid you not!! Second toe on my right foot. -- I think it was my shoe getting old or something, or my feet changed in size, anycase it is completely gone now. It was sore for awhile, then turned blue and then just fell off :( I was thinking about getting a fake one, but it kinda scares me, there is really no nail and the fake one would not breathe.

Jo; you shedding any nails? :lol:

Sum38
04-01-2012, 04:04 PM
:hug::hug::hug::hug:Larry:hug::hug::hug::hug:

We were worried!!! I am glad your surgery went well. Now you are back on track with us. Soon you will be riding your bike again with brand new eys to check FL girls out :) :)

I am glad you are back!

jomatho
04-01-2012, 04:15 PM
LARRY!!! Welcome back! So glad things are going well for you, I sure have wondered. That's super about the cataract surgery, glad the outcome was more than you expected. Did you have to choose if you wanted to see better near or far? My mom needs cataract surgery and she is having a difficult time choosing which method she wants. She thinks she has her mind made up and then talks to someone else that talks her into the other method.
Hey, don't worry about the challenges, we are just trying to shake things up around here. Maybe just challenge yourself this month with something you feel you can accomplish.

Sum, sounds like you are back in the groove! I will be fasting with you tomorrow, if all goes well.

K9, a big :congrat: on your run today, well done! I am glad you are feeling better about things.

jomatho
04-01-2012, 04:18 PM
Jo; you shedding any nails? :lol:

Um, no.

jomatho
04-01-2012, 04:20 PM
JO: Did you not see this??

Oh my goodness, maybe I am the one who needs to get their eyes checked.

alaskanlaughter
04-01-2012, 04:33 PM
larry glad to see you back!!

last week i ran every day for 6 days in a row!! i ran 2 miles one day, 1 1/2 the next, 1 the next, speed intervals the next day etc...i like to vary it ALOT...but it totals 45 minutes on the treadmill...whenever my "running" is up, then i do incline walking for the rest of the time, varying at faster speeds, highest incline

the 5th day of running i got a bad bout of stomach flu that afternoon (i work out in the mornings) ...the next day i felt fine, began running faster intervals...got up to about a mile of running total (plus the walk breaks) and got the worst calf cramp i've EVER EVER had (!) i couldnt even walk it out, i couldnt even take a step but i managed to limp home and still get through my afternoon work...even that night it just KILLED me but the next day it was alot better...i wonder if it was from being dehydrated from the previous day's stomach bug...

so the next day (friday) and all day yesterday i havent worked out...not because of that, but because of the state education conference here in town...not only do i need to attend the workshops for training hours, but since i'm on the board of directors i do alot of things behind the scenes...like pick up the keynote speaker from the airport etc...so its' been a busy few days and i was soooo exhausted last night

today im busy with house cleaning and our son's birthday party this afternoon....lots of kids coming over for cake etc and then we're all going to the new aquatic center....rather than hosting the party AT the aquatic center (which limits the number of ppl you can have) ....it'll be an experiment...hope it all turns out okay...

eating has been okay-ish...i packed lots of fruits and a salad for my conference days...still managed to eat some crap anyhow LOL...today will be cake and ice cream...but im not gonna stress over that when i'm busy doing 493 other things LOL...whatever i eat, i eat...and tomorrow starts a fresh day with good food and back to running

krystal i was going to message you to ask about if dehydration from the stomach flu could have caused such a terrible calf cramp...but then i got busy...i text All The Time though if u want to send me your number :)

K9Owner
04-01-2012, 08:55 PM
Love Banana Pudding & need a healthier alternative?
Try This:

Chobani PB2 Banana Pudding Greek Yogurt
1/2 c Chobani Plain GY
1 Tbs PB2
1 tsp Agave Nectar
1/2 Medium Banana (a little ripened)

ItsMyTurn
04-01-2012, 11:22 PM
Jo - Thanks, actually I will technically be doing one of them, the strength training I do is full body, but all of the ones Krystal suggested are things I do :) The stairs one is a bit difficult since where I live in AZ everything is one or 2 stories... I have stairs in my house, but that would be a ton of times up and down my stairs, :lol:

Kristiina - I did find y'all!!!! Now that I am back on, you can run but can't hide from me now, LOL!

Larry - So very good to see you back on the boards! Missed ya :) Glad you can see better and will only improve :) Then you can see your tracking, :lol:

Krystal - After committing to trying to do 60 miles in April... I started to second guess myself. However, since I already wrote it down in my excel spreadsheet, it was a done deal. You all are way inspiring, and now that the plateau is hopefully being broke, it was time for a new challenge :D Thank you all for making me challenge myself. How amazing if I actually accomplish it!!!

As for me... I am 3.3 miles into my 60 miles today :O Since I can't do this daily, I have to try to get in more than 2 miles whenever I CAN do it in order to make up the mileage timing :)

Larry H
04-01-2012, 11:27 PM
LARRY!!! Welcome back! So glad things are going well for you, I sure have wondered. That's super about the cataract surgery, glad the outcome was more than you expected. Did you have to choose if you wanted to see better near or far? My mom needs cataract surgery and she is having a difficult time choosing which method she wants. She thinks she has her mind made up and then talks to someone else that talks her into the other method.


I did not have to choose. My left eye is a lazy eye from birth and far sighted is best for me. I may end up with reading glasses but do not know yet. If I concentrate I can read standard size type but small print is still fuzzy. I see the eye surgeon on Thursday and will have more answers then

Larry H

ItsMyTurn
04-02-2012, 07:45 AM
Krystal, Sum, Jo... this is your fault... literally trying to find things that will challenge me, push me, but still achievable now. Oy! Going to cuss myself out for doing it, but have added to my own challenge and you all are welcome to jump in if you want more :lol: http://www.twohundredsitups.com/index.html

jomatho
04-02-2012, 08:04 AM
I did not have to choose. My left eye is a lazy eye from birth and far sighted is best for me. I may end up with reading glasses but do not know yet. If I concentrate I can read standard size type but small print is still fuzzy. I see the eye surgeon on Thursday and will have more answers then

Larry H

That's the thing, my Mom has worn glasses to see distance for forever and enjoys many up close hobbies without needing glasses, i.e. crafts and computer games and such. I don't see why she would want to change that to the total opposite now??? It's her decision, it just seems to be a difficult one for her so I thought I would ask, thanks for that.

jomatho
04-02-2012, 08:09 AM
Krystal, Sum, Jo... this is your fault... literally trying to find things that will challenge me, push me, but still achievable now. Oy! Going to cuss myself out for doing it, but have added to my own challenge and you all are welcome to jump in if you want more :lol: http://www.twohundredsitups.com/index.html

Oh my, that looks like a lot of fun, NOT :lol:! I think that is a great challenge and I am tempted, but I think my tailbone would reject the idea. Not sure if you caught it, but a little over a month ago I (think) I broke my tailbone. I don't think I should go there right now. . .
You do it and tell me how it goes, I want full reports!!! I am going to add this to my mental list to do in the future, thanks for the link!

jomatho
04-02-2012, 08:35 AM
Ahhhhh, I slept in until 7:30 today, :cool:
It wasn't a perfect night of sleep, but that extra hour/hour and a half put me in a good place for the morning :cloud9:

Fasting today. Trying for 24. DH is not home for dinner tonight so I should be able to do it barring any physical problems (like severe hunger :lol:).

My friend cannot walk, but I will go out to walk once it warms up a bit. I am a little sore all over today from the running/dumbell exercises. I will be glad when my fitness catches back up with my goals.

Krystal, that pudding looks yummers! I just threw away some ripe bananas too. I found some ants in my kitchen and freaked out, throwing away anything that was sitting out :lol: Spent most of the morning yesterday washing down everything with vinegar (they are supposed to not like it and will stay away). This morning I saw an ant though :mad: On a positive note, my counters and backsplashes are very shiny! Who knew vinegar puts off such a nice shine? DH told me it smelled like a massengil factory.
Anyways, your recipe reminds me I just got my PB2 a few days ago and have yet to use it.. . Hmmmm
So what's your week look like? You have your long run done, what else will you do?

Sum, are you with me today? No surprise lunches? What's your plan today, probably a long fast walk?

Sum38
04-02-2012, 09:25 AM
I woke up at 3:30 am :tantrum: I wiggled until 5 and then decided to come downstairs and watch TV. -- I had remembered to turn my phone alarm off, I had texted my DS to turn off his alarm (he was at a sleep over), BUT forgot to tell my DD :mad: so that darn alarm woke me up around 6:30 am. Jo don't know if I will make it till 6 pm today.... I feel like I have been up half a day already :tired: I am going to try my hardest to go as late as I can. I usually end up doing a lot of cleaning and errands on my fast days. DH loves it :lol:

Scale is heading back down; 147 lbs this am. -- Friday is my official monthly weigh-in and measurement date. I record the first Friday of each new month: TOM is gone and no ovulation or PMS :) I would like to end up at 146; that would bring 3.5 pound loss for the month of March. I think I can do it. :crossed:

ItsMyTurn, I HATE situps. HATE ,HATE ,HATE them. and I really need to start doing them :D -- I just saw this strange core exercise. Place basketball in black garbage bag and sit leaning back, making sure to have straight back, and swing the bag side to side 20-30 times. I was thinking about trying that one. Hmm maybe a challenge for next week? :chin:

How are you feeling today Krystal?

Larry I finally had to give in and wear my reading glasses. I resisted for a long time, but my arms got too short to hold things far enough :dizzy:

Well I am off to my walk. I think today we will "only" walk 5.5 miles. Doggie was really tired yesterday....but then again, once I get out there, I just love it so much that I just keep going. I am so lucky to have a great, and for the most part, empty nature park with so many hills, woods, fields and the lake for Shadow to swim in; all in one package.

K9Owner
04-02-2012, 09:31 AM
:wave:
Morning All!
:flow1: I love to have everyone here!! (just saying) :flow1:

Star: I replied to your challenge on MFP. Love that you decided to jump on board :)

Jo: I'm not fasting any time soon. I think I will take your advice and just maintain for 3 more weeks, then I am going back to what I know will work to take off these pounds--SPIKE DIET!! I will have 3 weeks after the 1/2 to get these abs together.
I'm hoping I can at least get back to 142 before then b/c my swimsuit came in and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it, but I need to be under 145!!

I am totally NOT sore from 8 miles yesterday!!! :yay:
Today, my mom is coming to help me get my house in order. I hate house cleaning. I used to be a housekeeper for a very wealthy family and since I quit working there to become a RN, the thought of cleaning makes me ill!!

Tonight, it's all about Arms and Abs.
I'm doing both of my arm sets, including Seated Row, Lats, Y Chromosome Press ups, the dumb bells, a little body rock, and my ab routine--plank, leg lifts on a bench, sand bag pull, & skips using a jump rope.
This will be the only one I get for the week, since we are going to the river Thurs, returning Sat & I work Sun.
Dang!! That just sounds BUSY!!

I LOVE Monday's!! I hope everyone is planning a fab one ;)

Sum38
04-02-2012, 09:41 AM
I forgot to tell you my good news!!

I totally forgot to take my BP meds last week. I have felt okay.... so I just realized today my mistake. I took my BP and it was 119/79 with 54 HR. I am going to skip them and just monitor my BP. Imagine if I could get off those?? I think my BP was totally weight related. -- How sad :( so about 20 pounds gone and BP is back to normal?

K9Owner
04-02-2012, 09:43 AM
krystal i was going to message you to ask about if dehydration from the stomach flu could have caused such a terrible calf cramp...but then i got busy...i text All The Time though if u want to send me your number :)

Usually this is not a sign of mild to moderate dehydration. In severe cases, yes.. but it would also be combined with decreased urination, lightheadedness, lethargy, and confusion. Hopefully, you didn't have all of that.

What are you eating before you run? I would suggest 1-1.5 hrs before you run that you pack in some proper fuel, such as 1/2 banana, 1 Tbs PB, and 1 serving of plain oatmeal. or 1/2 Multi-Grain Round, PB, 1/2 Banana
If it bothers you to eat before a run, eat this after you run.

It sounds more like an electrolyte imbalance to me, but I could be wrong. You could also try drinking some Gatorade/Powerade--especially when you are sick and not taking in vital nutrients.

Also, another thing you can try is BioFreeze--get it online or from a chiropractor's office.
You can try icing for 20 minutes on 1 hr off.
You can also try Village Naturals for aches and pains from Walmart in your bath.

I use all of these techniques for pain!
As well as Goody's Cool Orange or Aleve!

Hey, I know it's alot, but I need to be pain free to do what I do. I don't have time to allow pain to slow me down!

Hope you feel better!!

K9Owner
04-02-2012, 09:45 AM
I totally forgot to take my BP meds last week. I have felt okay.... so I just realized today my mistake. I took my BP and it was 119/79 with 54 HR. I am going to skip them and just monitor my BP. Imagine if I could get off those?? I think my BP was totally weight related. -- How sad :( so about 20 pounds gone and BP is back to normal?

:woohoo:

This is FABULOUS news!!

Larry H
04-02-2012, 10:18 AM
Well, Yesterday was a bust for me. A major binge, I ate everything in sight:(

Today is a new day and a new chance. I have been skipping breakfast so as a trial I am changing that starting today. I tried Hungry Girl's Egg in a Mug for the first time this morning. I had to substitute a slice of Borden's Fat Free American Cheese because I was out of the Laughing Cow Cheese called for in the recipe. It sure tasted great and it was only 90 calories.

http://www.hungry-girl.com/newsletters/raw/1256

Larry

ItsMyTurn
04-02-2012, 11:20 AM
Jo - I so didn't know that. Ouch!!!! I sure hope you aren't suffering too many after effects of the tailbone, that is such a central location wow. I admire those that can fast, especially a full 24 hrs, I couldn't do it. Funny part, before I started eating healthy, I would miss a day here and there all the time - too busy, didn't think of it, etc.... but then would eat crap when I did eat. Now that I am healthy, I actually get "hungry". I admire you all so much for being able to though :)

Sum - You were up when I was :) I have to though in order to get all my stuff done before work - kids' meds ready, supper prepped, etc. Then on the road at 5:30 to go to work. I wish you luck on your fast... I think you will do great!!! I have never heard of that basketball exercise - totally curious now
Super yay on the BP!!!! That's amazing!!!

Krystal - I saw your response. My right wrist is in a mad arthritic flare, so had to find an alternative to planks and my Ab Bootcamp I started... and still work the core until my wrist decides to cooperate. 8 miles and no soreness??? You are my idol now! That's awesome!!!!

Larry - Everyone has an "off" day :) You are one I don't worry about though, totally know how to recover and do so with awesome results!!!! Own it today! :)

Sum38
04-02-2012, 04:18 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

I think I made it! I did a lot of shopping and many, many errands. Now I will start prepping dinner, and I will eat 5:30 sharp :D

I am really surprised that I did not give in, considering I have been up 13 hours.

Star; do you get up each day this early? :hug:

jomatho
04-02-2012, 05:43 PM
Whew, I have managed to keep myself busy as a bee today and now I only have 1 hour left to go for my 24 hour fast. By time I finish this post and get dinner going, it will be time to eat, I'm so excited :carrot:

I got a 45 minute walk in today, I cut it short because I get so bored without my gf, and then I had to pee too, oh well, close enough. If felt good to get some of the soreness worked out. All I could think about on my walk (besides that I had to go to the bathroom) is that I am so thankful to be able to be upping the intensity of my workouts again, it really feels awesome. And I am not even doing half of what I was, but I will get there.

Sum, a huge :congrat: to you for getting off those meds. That is so much bigger than any number on the scale (even though that is looking good this week for you too!). That tells you that what you are doing is having an effect that you cannot taste or see or feel, but that effect is huge!
Great job on your fast today! Fast 5 tomorrow?

Larry,way to get right back at it today, you can do this, you are better than that food you are craving. Your breakfast sounded yummy but it made me think of a mug brownie recipe I used to make :lol:

Star, for some reason, fasting comes pretty easily for me, on the 24 hour ones, I don't really even feel any hunger until about 20-23 hours. Today, it has just been the last hour or so, and not terrible, just that I notice it. The other types of IF, like fast 5 (a 5 hour eating window) or Leangains (an 8 hour eating window) are very much like I normally eat. At times, I am just pushing back my first meal a bit. I really like it a lot and it is good to know I don't have to eat 6 small meals a day like people always preach. Now, when I was working, I had to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not sure why I was hungrier, but I was. I also gained a lot of weight the years I worked. :lol: working is bad for my waistline.

Krystal, what swimsuit did you get, are there pics online we can see? I bet you are going to look amazing!

ItsMyTurn
04-02-2012, 06:09 PM
Sum - I get up every weekday that early, not on the weekends though :) Congrats on getting it done!!!! That is amazing timeframe for a fast! Great job!!!!

Jo - That's awesome! To not just be able to do it, but then not feel the hunger until the end is amazing! Awesome job!!!!

K9Owner
04-02-2012, 06:35 PM
Jo: I got the Maldives Triangle Top in Pacific Blue (http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265771866889&c=Page&cid=1331606787209&pagename=vsdWrapper)
with the Skirted Bottom in Pacific Blue (http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265771613995&c=Page&cid=1331606909526&pagename=vsdWrapper)
from VS ;)

Larry H
04-02-2012, 07:47 PM
Jo: I got the Maldives Triangle Top in Pacific Blue (http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265771866889&c=Page&cid=1331606787209&pagename=vsdWrapper)
with the Skirted Bottom in Pacific Blue (http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265771613995&c=Page&cid=1331606909526&pagename=vsdWrapper)
from VS ;)

Krystal

I checked the link you posted and you being a cardiac care nurse should know better than to expose a poor guy like me that has had cardiac bypass to that picture.:rofl: My bradycardia has resolved itself after seeing that.

It could have been FATAL!! :yikes:

Larry

K9Owner
04-02-2012, 08:21 PM
Krystal

I checked the link you posted and you being a cardiac care nurse should know better than to expose a poor guy like me that has had cardiac bypass to that picture.:rofl: My bradycardia has resolved itself after seeing that.

It could have been FATAL!! :yikes:

Larry

:rofl: OOPS! Glad it wasn't me in the suit in that pic. My significantly over-extended water-weighted abdomen would have really had you in cardiac arrest!!! :rofl:

Larry H
04-02-2012, 11:34 PM
A great day today!! I am back on plan :D my calorie intake was 1039

I will weigh in tomorrow and I expect the eye surgeon will give me clearance to resume my exercise when I see him on Thursday,

Larry

alaskanlaughter
04-03-2012, 01:55 AM
after three days off running being busy elsewhere, i went back to run today...it wasn't pleasant....that SAME pain behind my knee returned quickly even though it hadnt bothered me for those three days off....its a pain at the back base of my knee like where it's connected to the top of my calf...ive never had something like that happen before

i ran at 5.0 briefly and it flared up...i walked a bit and tried a faster speed, 5.5, and it was worse...so i settled for walking the rest of the time at a high incline...my leg still bothers me tonight...not sure what's up with that

my breakfast about an hour to 1 1/2 hours before i run is either a homemade protein shake, or two pieces of toast with peanut butter and a bit of honey, or some oatmeal with dates and walnuts...i try to make sure i eat something every morning that i plan to run

i think i need to take it down a notch, maybe go back to running 4.7 speed and try for distance instead of speed for awhile....not sure...never encountered this before

and when it initially happened last week, i wasnt doing anything different, harder or anything...and i thought it was a major cramp...now im not sure...

ItsMyTurn
04-03-2012, 07:38 AM
Krystal - CUTE suit!!!! You will be able to rock that thing!!!!

Larry - Great job staying on plan!!! :dance:

Alaskan - I don't know enough to offer any advice on that, but betting maybe Krystal could offer up something helpful??

Last night I did Bootcamp Abs with BOTH my daughters (the word "ouch" was heard a lot) since my wrist calmed a bit from the flare - I wanted to take advantage of it. Then did a 10 min dance cool down. It really does help to stretch them afterwards. 5 solid hours of sleep last night, and will be in to work early today. Have to do some extra time in order to be able to leave earlier on Friday (my youngest's birthday). Have a great day all!!!!

jomatho
04-03-2012, 07:52 AM
Krystal, that suit is adorable and I love the color too. I know you look good in that color because of your scrub top in you avatar. My suit looks like a tent compared to that one :rofl: I hope you rock that suit and your new body, you so deserve it!

Larry, you missed Krystal's before and during/after photos in last months thread, talk about hot! That bikini model has nothing on Krystal!

Sum, hope you got some much needed sleep last night! Great job on your fast yesterday.

Star, yeah, I think keeping busy has a lot to do with not being as hungry. That applies whether you are fasting or not, at least for me. So do you have birthday plans for your DD? You said the 6th right? How is your challenge going?
ETA: I just saw your post, I guess you are doing well with your challenge!!!!!

AFM, going to try to get my hour walk in before the rain rolls in for the day. I think I will do the core challenge tomorrow because I have to take DS to the doctor later this morning.

Has anyone else finished any of our challenges for this week?

Sum38
04-03-2012, 10:06 AM
Morning :sunny:

Weight stayed the same after my 24 h fast, 147 lbs. I think I did not drink enough yesterday.
Today's plan is to hydrate myself with loads of water and do 19/5. I will also try to do Krystal's challenge today. :jig: I won't like her very much today.:club: :D
I am walking as well, I have not decided if it is going to be 5.5 miles or 7.5 miles. I am getting so addicted to my walks.



Krystal That bathingsuit is awesome! You will be the babe of the beach! -- And YES; I wanna see pictures of you in it!! Do it, do it!! Larry, you need to see her in a bikini :drool:, but I would make you :barf: :D:D:D:D Krystal has buns of steel!! I am not jealous at all :sssh:

Star Nice burn! Are you sore at all? -- My DD did some strength training a few days back and she has been moaning non stop :lol3:

Jo 19/5 today? -- I woke up and I wanted to eat, I even went on MFP and calculated if I were to have an english muffin with ham and egg :dizzy: But I decided to have my coffee with 1 TBS of cream which is allowed :hyper: I did stay in bed till 9:20 am; which never happens. It felt GREAT! -- I am about to take my walk and then I will have a nice big lunch. I am not hungry but I was just craving for something. -- Someone posted on E-S-E thread that they have realized that they really weren't hungry all those years, it was more of a habit of just eating. That now she knows when she is hungry vs. cravings.

Larry I am soooo glad you are back and OP!

So I am off. Everyone have a fab and fit day!

:dust:

K9Owner
04-03-2012, 10:59 AM
I decided last night as I was sitting with dumb bells in each hand that this streak of overeating must STOP! I really really wanted to call up a couple MD friends and ask for some Phen--which I know is NOT the answer, but it sure would give me some appetite control for a few days! I didn't, of course.

I attempted to do the arm/ab challenges last night. I actually was more successful w/Jo's arm routine than my own!
I managed 8 set of skips with my jump rope @ 50 each for a total of 400 high knees (don't get too excited, this is 1/2 of what I can typically do at a time. It's usually 100, but not last night!!)
My Plank attempt was pathetic! I lasted 3 sets at 50 min each time. I was doing 90 sec. I'm not sure when I done these last--maybe last week or at most 9 days ago. However long it's been, it was too long in between workouts!

So, this is what I plan to do:
1. Get my eating act together!! I will NOT eat out today or Wednesday. (Thurs-Sat, I will be camping and will not have a choice but to eat out). I will leave all of my change and my debit card at home tonight when I go to work. No way I can go to the cafeteria for :jeno: if I have no $$.

2. I WILL run on Friday in town while my family is fishing. (I hadn't plan to run while camping.)

3. I will redo the Core Challenge one day this week. I think it's only proper to set a good example for the rest of you. How do I expect to challenge someone else, when I myself cannot even do what I am challenging everyone else to do??

Kristiina: I think it is so awesome that you can fast like you do every day! I so want to be in the same ballpark as you and Jo with my eating. We are the same weight today ;)

Jo: There were a couple of one pieces on the VS site that I really really liked. They were like mini-dresses. Soooo adorable! I really don't have the self-confidence to sport a real bikini, never a tie-up kind or anything high-cut on my thigh. I always feel like I need to accentuate the assess. Less is defo not always more! I do wear a real bikini to lay out in at my sis's pool when NO ONE except my niece and nephews are there. I usually wear tankinis to pool parties and such. We are pool rats, so I am there 2-4x/week!!

Star: i had no idea about your wrist. I promise, it seems like I am having more blonde moments lately since turning my hair brown!!! :lol:
I hope it is better soon, so that you can participate in more activities you love….you know tennis season is HERE!!! I so wanna play! Have you played recently? I'll have to actually find a new partner :cry:

Alaskan: I am drawing a blank on this leg situation! Shin splint pain is usually on the anterior part of the leg. It can extend laterally or medially, but not to the back of the leg where the calf is located. If this pain persists, you may need an xray of it. I hate you are having so much trouble with running, especially since you love it!! Feel better soon!!

Larry: I'm so glad to see you're back OP!! Grab my hand--quickly!!! I want to be back OP too!! ;)

I'm off for now. I have to prepare lunch for tonight and then nap before work!
Hope you all have an awesome NO EXCUSES Tuesday!!

ItsMyTurn
04-03-2012, 11:28 AM
Jo - DD's birthday is the 6th, but we are celebrating Saturday. Easier on us that way. Nothing big for plans, just cake, presents, and letting her have a few people over. Hope you enjoy the walk and the core challenge :) I plan on hitting the strength one tonight after work if all goes well :)

Sum - My lower abdominals hurt last night, but seem to be good today. No idea how DD is doing after it, I leave for work before she is up for school...though I am not going to lie, I am curious, :lol: Isn't it fun to watch our kids, who are young enough they should be able to exceed us, try to just keep up with us? LOL! There is a NSV right there that brings me much joy :P

Krystal - Sounds like you have all your ducks in a row for what you want to accomplish, that's half the battle!!!!! You can fight the temptations, you have the drive ;) You are fine for not knowing, I don't normally complain on here when I have arthritic flares - to me it just sounds like excuses... instead, you will probably figure it out when you see "alternatives" thrown in the mix...that way there is no excuses, only work-arounds :lol: I am grateful it wasn't my knee and hip hitting the same time again, I did NOT want to go on chemotherapy and injections again... super sucky. I haven't been able to do tennis since the flare hit... but seems to be on downward slant now... just have to make sure not to overdue it and I should be able to in a couple weeks though! I live in AZ... it's tennis season all year :) LOL! Do you work with anyone who likes tennis? Maybe you could find a partner there??

K9Owner
04-03-2012, 06:27 PM
Much better day so far today. If I can just make it through the next 5 hrs at work, I will be doing good! I can restart a new day @ MN. It is sad when you have to leave all your $ @ home so you will not buy junk!
I have resorted to this, but I will do it :crossed:

:dust: for all, esp .::mE::.

jomatho
04-03-2012, 06:36 PM
Much better day so far today. If I can just make it through the next 5 hrs at work, I will be doing good! I can restart a new day @ MN. It is sad when you have to leave all your $ @ home so you will not buy junk!
I have resorted to this, but I will do it :crossed:

:dust: for all, esp .::mE::.

Here's some more for you :dust:
I am proud of you! Way to find a solution that works.

alaskanlaughter
04-03-2012, 07:07 PM
trying to post at work...seems to be working right now

the pain is ONLY at the base of the back of my knee like the part you use to pull your ankle backwards like you're touching your ankle to your butt...it hurts on footfall impact while running and that little back-kick as you step off that foot...HURTSS....if im not running, it aches a little but feels okay

i did ALOT of stretching this morning, took some anti-inflammatories and ate before running....STILL couldnt run without favoring that leg and it hurt...so i settled for putting it on the highest incline and the highest speed i can walk at, which is 3.6-3.8, and walking for 45 minutes...still was dripping sweat when done and my heartrate was in the 160s most of the time...didnt bother my knee

im working on walking at that incline WITHOUT using the treadmill handlebars...it makes the walking easier than it should be...i dont use the bars because it's easier...i use the bars because i have terrible balance and when i walk or run and nothing around me is moving with me, i get very off balance...its worse when im on an incline, i feel like im falling backwards...but im gradually working on letting go of the bars and keeping my balance...because i want a HARD workout and keeping my hands on the bars is too easy...

eating was good so far today....i filled up on a homemade protein shake before going to a coworker's baby shower this morning....ate ONE small cinnamon roll that i made for the shower and a tiny piece of her cake...it helped me NOT binge on everything else there...then i went to the gym after that

i always get a small nonfat sugar free mocha before work, which starts at noon....and i have a diet juice with me (those cascade ice things) and some veggies to dip in ranch when i get hungry later...keeps me from eating the junk that masquerades as healthy snacks for the students...packaged stuff that meets nutritional guidelines but is packed with carbs, sugar and crap...

any prayers if you've got them....everything in our house seems to be breaking at the same time...we already had to re-do the electrical system this fall...now our furnace needs replacing...also my car is running iffy and DH just had to replace the brakes on his truck, which he did himself...AND my wedding band cracked and i have to fix it...we need some money from the sky LOL what karma god have we pissed off? LOL ack!

Larry H
04-04-2012, 09:09 AM
I tried posting last night after my Shriner's Meeting but I could not connect with the 3FC server.

Krystal Congrats on finding a solution to junk food at work!!:carrot: Way to go!!

Kristiina I see you are trying some fasting. I believe that they are good if you don't get too carried away. Back in the 70's I went on several 10 day water only fasts. They worked so well that I foolishly decided to try a longer one. I went 40 days on nothing but water. I ended up in a hospital, the doctors informed me that my liver had totally quit functioning and that they believed my death was inevitable. Apparently they forgot to check with God who had other plans for me. My liver miraculously started functioning again and has never given me trouble again. For me short fasts are OK long ones are a NO NO.

Jo After reading your post I went back though last weeks postings. You are so right Krystal is hot in those pictures!!:D

Alaskan I hope you start feeling better and get rid of your pains. Good job on staying with it despite the pain.!!

Star Hi

ItsMyTurn Hi

Yesterday morning was a 2 lb loss to 218 lbs:D:carrot::D

Yesterdays food totaled 899 calories,
Breakfast Egg Beaters and fat free cheese in a mug
Morning Snacks 8 raw radishes, 2 tangerines and 24 strawberries
Lunch I skipped lunch
Afternoon Snacks 1 medium banana, 1 cucumber peeled and sliced in vinegar
Dinner 2 hot dogs at the Shriner's meeting (not the most healthy choice but oh well)

I had a major whoosh yesterday (last night??) I was up every 1/2 hour to pee. Lost 4 pounds down to 214 now :goodscale :D:carrot::D

Larry,

Sum38
04-04-2012, 09:39 AM
Morning :sunny:

Not much to report. I indulged a bit last night ~ I have not tallied up the damage on MFP yet :lol3: ~ BUT I skipped my spike day on Sunday, so I did not feel bad about it. Scale was at 147.5, so not too bad.

My hip hurts. I am taking a day off from walking. It is sunny outside so I will try to get some gardening in.

Larry Jo and I are trying out this new life style called IF. I am loving it! I basically eat between 12 noon and 6 pm. 2 times per week I take 24 h break. I may eat around 5 pm on Wednesday and I fast until 5 pm on Thursday. Sundays are my spike days.

alaskanlaughter
04-04-2012, 05:10 PM
all this talk of fasting makes me want to see if i could do it too...i have such poor willpower though when it comes to food LOL and i worry that it would trigger a binge at the end of the fast...i have issues with "not having" food...its weird, like if i have food around to eat im fine, i could eat lettuce all day and be happy...but being told i CANT eat, is a huge trigger to either binge or sneak food...and im not sure where i ever got that from...maybe it's a form of rebellion, because i HATE with a passion being TOLD what to do lol

i didnt run today but i DID walk a 5K distance on the treadmill at 15% incline, the highest setting, at speeds up to 3.4 which is fast for me and my hips that dont move/rotate much...i spent time learning how to walk up that incline without using the handlebars for balance...it's HARD(!) holy **** LOL but i'm working on it

i worked up just as much of a sweat as if i had been running...and i spent an hour doing that instead of the usual 45 minutes...feel like i have to do longer to compensate for not running it...still having pain behind my knee but its getting better...i'm afraid the first running step i take will bring it right back though :(

jomatho
04-04-2012, 05:22 PM
Hi guys! Just popping in to see how everyone is doing today.

I have had a good on plan day.

I did a fast5ish fast today, more like fast4, and am set up now to do a 24 hour from 5p to 5p.

Got my walk in and then did the core challenge. I wondered if the jumping rope would bother my tailbone, but I did not feel it one bit, AND I friggin loved that jump roping!!!!!!!!!!! I felt like a little girl again, (my favorite was my jump rope and my pogo stick :D). It is not something I would have thought of to do myself and I am now going to add it to my regular routine, maybe like m-w-f or something. I am thinking about buying a better rope. I felt like it was really targeting both my core and the hard to reach spots like the hammies just under the butt. I don't get many plyometrics in, so that's great and jumping is so good for the Lymph system too. Note to self: next time use the bathroom before jumping rope :lol: I don't know how high my knees really got and my sets weren't sets of 100, but I did all 300 total and it felt great. Now the planks, I had to break up in to 15-30 second increments, how sad is that? Oh well, gotta start somewhere.
I may end up doing the steps challenge tomorrow because DH took Friday off and will probably mess up my mojo.

I am so happy I have you guys to inspire me, challenge me and introduce me to things I may not have thought of :grouphug: I don't know where I would be without you, probably back in fatville.

Larry, I knew you would look back at that thread, what guy wouldn't? :lol: Congrats on the whooshing and stringing together some on plan days.

Sum, hope your hip is feeling rested. My left hip that barks at me occasionally too.

K9, that is a real bikini you got, what are you talking about. Just because it isn't a string bikini doesn't mean it isn't a bikini! Have fun camping!

Star, :wave: Hi there, hope all is well with you!

Larry H
04-04-2012, 09:07 PM
Wow!! This thread sure has been quiet today:?:

Today's calorie count was 1396. My plan is 1400. Guess I can't get closer than that I am 4 under plan!

Breakfast: Egg Beaters and Fat Free Cheese slice in a mug

Lunch: Liver, mashed potatoes and corn

Afternoon Snack: Two tangerines

Dinner: DW and I attended a Marine Corps League Spaghetti Fundraiser. We ate spaghetti with marinara sauce two meatballs and a salad with Italian dressing and black coffee.

My sodium ended up at 2126 mg, not terrible but more that my 1500 mg goal.

We will see what effect this has on my weigh in tomorrow morning

Larry

K9Owner
04-04-2012, 09:21 PM
hi guys! :wave:
I am under a great deal of personal stress atm!
Took a little break by having a couple Pina Coladas.
Not the BEST choice, but it was the one I made.
I'm tired, cranky, and emotional.
This too shall pass.....

I hope you all had a fab Wednesday. I did NOT!

:crossed: for a better next few days away at the river!!

Larry H
04-05-2012, 07:24 AM
Wow!! I was worried that the spaghetti and sodium from yesterday would make me gain today. :?: Instead of gaining, I am down another 2 pounds to 212 this morning. :D:carrot::D

Larry

K9Owner
04-05-2012, 07:30 AM
I'm up very early this a.m.--packing for the river (uhm, not my K9 :lol: )
Although, she is going!

I'm taking my yoga mat & skipping rope to redo my Core Challenge. I'm a BIG dork like that!!
I'll run a mile or 2 tonight and Fri morning.
I'll be back on Saturday evening.

As mentioned on the MFP site. I am once again re-claiming 148 as my official weigh in. It's been since Feb 25 when I was 141.8 that I really looked at "The Scale Factor". I am discouraged and disappointed in myself.
I know many of you are shaking your heads in disgust.. I know I am!
The positive side of this--and this is what I choose to look at--is that I am not stopping logging or blogging just because of this setback.
Many people have come and gone from this site and others during times of regain or falling off the wagon (I don't really coin this term). But whatever you'd like to call it--being OFF PLAN--that's what it really is to me.

This whole concept is a struggle for me. I am discouraged beyond belief, even at my present weight--which I realize many people would love to be at.
This too shall pass......

ItsMyTurn
04-05-2012, 07:43 AM
Just checking in to let you know I am still here; will do personals once at work...

jomatho
04-05-2012, 08:14 AM
I'm up very early this a.m.--packing for the river (uhm, not my K9 :lol: )
Although, she is going!

I'm taking my yoga mat & skipping rope to redo my Core Challenge. I'm a BIG dork like that!!
I'll run a mile or 2 tonight and Fri morning.
I'll be back on Saturday evening.

As mentioned on the MFP site. I am once again re-claiming 148 as my official weigh in. It's been since Feb 25 when I was 141.8 that I really looked at "The Scale Factor". I am discouraged and disappointed in myself.
I know many of you are shaking your heads in disgust.. I know I am!
The positive side of this--and this is what I choose to look at--is that I am not stopping logging or blogging just because of this setback.
Many people have come and gone from this site and others during times of regain or falling off the wagon (I don't really coin this term). But whatever you'd like to call it--being OFF PLAN--that's what it really is to me.

This whole concept is a struggle for me. I am discouraged beyond belief, even at my present weight--which I realize many people would love to be at.
This too shall pass......

Okay, first let me say thank you for coming here and posting instead of hiding away ignoring it. These times are when we need each other the most.
You, my friend, are most certainly not 148. I know for a fact that you are training at an athlete level right now and the scale is not going to give you an accurate reading. Way too much happening inside your body with inflammation, healing and rebuilding. Yes, you say you have been eating around 3000 at times, but that is IMO probably not even maintenance for you for the level of activity you are putting your body through. There is no way you have gained almost 8 pounds, you would have had to eat 28,000 calories OVER what you needed to fuel all those workouts. You did not. I really, truly think you should just focus on that race and trying to fuel for the race, which means making the healthiest choices you can, but also eating enough. Once that is done, and you get back to doing what you know how, those extra pounds are going to fall back off.
I am so sorry you are frustrated right now. Just take a deep breath, know that what you have been doing is having positive effects on your health and your body, and let the rest of the battle in your head go. Enjoy your trip, it probably would not hurt in the least to take a rest day or two either.
Okay, I am babbling away, not sure if I am making sense, but I know you have got this, this will not defeat you. Stay the course. :hug:

Larry H
04-05-2012, 12:44 PM
This whole concept is a struggle for me. I am discouraged beyond belief, even at my present weight--which I realize many people would love to be at.
This too shall pass......

Krystal As you said "This too shall pass"

Here is some willpower dust followed by some thoughts for you :dust:

Larry

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It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~Edmund Hillary

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If you're going through ****, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. ~Jewish Proverb

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~Kenji Miyazawa

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. ~Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

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It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line. ~Ashleigh Brilliant

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The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. ~John Vance Cheney

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. ~Edwin Markham

Adversity is the first path to truth. ~Lord Byron

The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter. ~Author Unknown

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Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them. ~Hugh Miller, Snow on the Wind

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I have woven a parachute out of everything broken. ~William Stafford

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
~Dr. Seuss

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. ~James Russell Lowell, "Cambridge Thirty Years Ago," Literary Essays

Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around. ~Buddy Buie and J.R. Cobb, "Rock Bottom"

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. ~Latin Proverb

Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll. ~Author Unknown

But ne'er the rose without the thorn. ~Robert Herrick

God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. ~John Aughey

Never give in... never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force... never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. ~Winston Churchill

You must be at the end of your rope. I felt a tug. ~Author Unknown

jomatho
04-05-2012, 02:15 PM
Larry, WOW! I hope Krystal enjoys these as much as I did. That was very sweet of you.

I liked several of them, but my favorite was this one:

There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. ~Washington Irving, The Sketch Book, 1820

Sum38
04-05-2012, 03:21 PM
Krystal, I am sorry that you are feeling down! I hope this camping trip will lift your spirits! I think you look awesome! You have probably just gained a ton of muscle mass, holding onto some water weight from carbs. I was 147 pounds this morning, and I look like a :moo: You look fit and trim. If were to ask people to guess our weights, they would say you are 15 pounds less than I am. :hug: But I understand feeling down about this journey. it is long and filled with many obstacles!

Sum38
04-05-2012, 03:33 PM
3:22 pm and my fast is going very well. I am not even slightest bit hungry. I feel like I could just keep going. I had two pretty calorie rich days. And no I did not record all of it on MFP :o So what should I do? Should I fast longer than 24h? Go till tomorrow morning? maybe I will get hungry towards dinner time. -- I think this IFlife style is getting easier and easier. I have drank a ton of green tea with lemon; good cleansing drink.

I walked my 5.6 mile walk. -- My hip is bothering me. I think I have to skip my own challenge this week :eek: I completed Jo's and my arms are still sore, my tummy is sore from Krystal's. I could not do high knees with the rope. I have that bum ankle. If I bounce on it or jog, I feel the plate :( So I just skipped. I still got a nice workout.

Larry I love those quotes!! I copied them and saved them. :thanks:

Star I keep thinking what a super woman you are! Full time working mothers rock! Talk about putting herself last :hug: I wish I could be there to let you get 12 h sleep one night!

Sending everyone :dust:

ItsMyTurn
04-05-2012, 05:36 PM
Alaskan - Way to go on not using the handlebars! That's awesome! Way to progress!!!

Jo - Great job on the challenge!!! It doesn't matter that you broke them up, YOU DID THEM!!!! :woohoo: Way to go!

Krystal - I am sorry you are under so much stress, but I have to agree with Jo. You are training and working hard - there is no way you are actually "up" that much. Look at how sculpted you look! I find you to be an inspiration, not something I shake my head at in disgust - just so ya know ;)

Larry - those were some awesome quotes :)

Kristiina - You did awesome going that far, especially with a hip bothering you :O Amazing! I think you did awesome on the challenges! "hurts" so good in the abdomen, doesn't it? :lol: Oh wow, 12 hrs of sleep? I think I would get a headache from too much sleep, :rofl:

ItsMyTurn
04-05-2012, 05:39 PM
As for me - I am working extra hours this week, so time is restrained a bit. Last night I did manage to do 3.6miles on elliptical to help add up towards my goal of 60 for the month, and then did Ab Bootcamp with my oldest daughter. DH got quite a chuckle at both of us yelling at the trainer, :lol: No idea what I am in store for tonight, DH has to work midnights tonight, so will see what he has done/is doing before I decide :)

jomatho
04-05-2012, 06:31 PM
Well, I got in a 23 hour fast today. I had a feeling it would be a little rough when I was already hungry 3 hours into my fast at 8pm last night :eek:

My stomach was churning a little during my walk this morning too which was unusual and then I was really busy, so I didn't think about it again until about 2:30, I knew it was time to eat!

I seem to be noticing a trend of getting hungrier at the end of the week. Must have something to do with spiking on Saturdays :dunno:.

I did not get the stairs step challenge in yet and may not be able to tomorrow. I am wondering, since we all missed that one so far this week, maybe we should move that one to next Sun/Mon and count it as next weeks legs challenge again? And if any of us did it this week, we could just repeat again next week.

Star, way to keep those miles going!

Sum, great job on you fast. I don't know about going longer. I know some people do that, not sure of the benefits either way. I say do what your body tells you to do.

K9, another :hug: for you

Larry, hope you are having a great on plan day!

alaskanlaughter
04-05-2012, 07:12 PM
i have to try to hit the gym tonight *sigh* i hate working out at night, where years ago i used to love it...DH didnt want me driving his truck today because of the brakes, although the brakes have been bad for days, sometimes working, sometimes having problems sticking, but ive been using his truck just fine for days and suddenly he decides it can't be driven today *frustrated*.....and our house was as cold as could be because we were waiting for a fuel delivery....so i just gathered my stuff and walked to work...it was about a half hour walk, maybe a mile and a half, but i walked in my work shoes that have little heels on them (not high, just a bit) so it was different...then i walked over to get some coffee and back, not too far...im debating whether i should just walk home again in my work shoes, or go home with DH, make dinner and then go to the gym...i'll probably go to the gym because im in training at a conference (yes another one) tomorrow morning...

DH doesnt understand that going to the gym is a PRIORITY for me...he was telling me today that it's not a necessity, that i dont need to drive there, etc...he doesnt understand that that's the ONLY thing i do for myself...i work to provide for my family, i cook and clean and shop and budget for everyone else...i do laundry and mop and practically everything else in my day is done FOR OTHERS...this is the ONE thing that i do for myself...and i guess buy healthy things that i can eat...i don't have hobbies (i dont have time), i dont hang out with friends (again, no consistent time) and i dont spend money on other common things like clothes, shoes, lotto tickets, wine, music, or books that girls enjoy

soooo frustrating that he doesnt understand, even though HE has a membership with me, that this is important to me, my ME time, and a priority...ughh

jomatho
04-05-2012, 07:21 PM
Alaskan, I totally agree, stand your ground and do what it takes to get to the gym.

Larry H
04-05-2012, 10:15 PM
Alaskan Maybe if you tell your husband using the same words as your post he would understand. Sometimes it has to be spelled out for us men.

Jo A twenty three hour fast is great!! And hard to do. I have fasted many times for 10 days or longer with nothing but water. No tea,coffee or juice, just water. I was always hungry until about the third day when my physical hunger would suddenly disappear. I say physical hunger because mentally I always wanted to eat.

Sum 5.6 miles is awesome with a sore hip!


My eye surgeon lifted all my restrictions this morning so I headed for my yard to get some long neglected work done. I picked up about 2 acres of fallen limbs and I now have a huge pile to burn. Then I mowed 1 of my five acres of lawn and I was beat and very hot. A nice shower fixed me up. Three full hours of yard work! Not bad for the first time in quite a while. I was slowly turning into a couch potato. Not the life style for me, I am far too active.

By the way for any gardeners here? I am picking ripe tomatoes out of my garden and they taste great. Due to an unusual warm spell this Winter I managed to plant them on February 5th. Never did that when I lived in Buffalo, NY

My food calorie count today is 981.

Breakfast No time due to doctor appointment

Lunch Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas

Afternoon Snack Two Tangerines

Dinner Two servings of Eggbeaters, Non fat Cheese in a mug

Larry

ItsMyTurn
04-05-2012, 11:08 PM
Jo - You did good to make it that long :)

Alaskan - Sometimes others can't understand how it feels to us, if they don't share that interest. It sure can be frustrating. We get it though.. which is why you have us :)

Larry - Great job on having restrictions lifted :woohoo: that means everything is looking good - literally :lol:

50 mins of Tae Bo tonight... now too tired to pick away at even a mile towards my goal; guess that will wait until tomorrow. Have a great night!

alaskanlaughter
04-06-2012, 12:17 AM
i went to the gym about 7 p.m. tonight for about 45 minutes on the treadmill....walked at a high incline at a good pace WITHOUT using the handlebars for most of the time...upped it to max incline and faster pace for awhile and used the bars, mostly because i feel like i'll fall off....balance problems that i never knew i had, apparently...

ate well today, calories lower than expected...focusing on good foods, which is easier now than it used to be...i even ate some of my son's bday cake last weekend and i hated it, it didnt even taste good...but it might have just been a crappy cake because i could still eat donuts morning, noon and night if i could LOL

might try the evening fasting, like from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m....which would be natural for me if i can go tonight without food....

no working out tomorrow though, planned day off, mostly because i have a conference in the morning and work in the afternoon til 6 p.m....conference on meeting the needs of children of military families...should be interesting

Sum38
04-06-2012, 07:49 AM
Hmmm, my weight went up to 147.5 :( -- Maybe I react to corn products as well. Maybe they make me retain water. I had some corn chips two nights this week.

So my official March results

Weight
Starting 149.5
ending weight 147.5
2 pound loss.
B-W-H
Starting 40-32-40
Ending 39-32-39.5
Total walk miles: 111.9 miles

Not the greatest of months, but still working towards my goal.

I finished my 24h fast with flying colors. :dance:

Sum38
04-06-2012, 07:59 AM
Happy Friday to all! :sunny:

Star I would definitely give myself some mileage credit out of Tae Bo. Maybe you could tweak your goal to minutes or miles? -- Usually takes about 15 minutes to walk a mile; give yourself 3 miles worth credit. You earn it :carrot:

Larry I LOVE to garden; I have all my seedlings going. I have 72 tomato plants getting bigger and stronger each day :D -- I started them from heirloom seeds, they are not genetically modified. Loads and load of peppers from sweet to habanero. -- I envy you that you can already harvest. The only things I could harvest are green onions and a few chives.

Jo 23h is great!! Sorry that it was a struggle. Are you doing 19/5 today?

I hope Krystal is getting some much needed R&R!

My plan to day is to do 19h fast with 5h eating window. Drink tons of water and green tea; I feel bloated. Walk 5.5 miles.

everybody have a fab day! :wave:

Larry H
04-06-2012, 08:37 AM
Larry I LOVE to garden; I have all my seedlings going. I have 72 tomato plants getting bigger and stronger each day :D -- I started them from heirloom seeds, they are not genetically modified. Loads and load of peppers from sweet to habanero. -- I envy you that you can already harvest. The only things I could harvest are green onions and a few chives.

Holy Cow 72 tomato plants? I assume that either you do a lot of canning or you are supplying tomatoes for all of the grocery stores in your area. Last year I had 10 plants and I was constantly giving away tomatoes to friends. This year I have 12 that I started from cuttings from last years plants that I rooted and planted. One of the varieties The Super Sweet 100 grape tomato plants have reached 8 foot tall and climbing. The soil is not very good in my part of Florida so I made self watering containers from 5 gallon buckets. I used Miracle Grow potting mix in them. I have Super Sweet 100, Celebrity, Parks Whopper and Mortgage Lifter varieties growing. I plan on adding an heirloom Brandywine as soon as a friend of mine gives me some cuttings.

Larry

Sum38
04-06-2012, 08:44 AM
Holy Cow 72 tomato plants? I assume that either you do a lot of canning or you are supplying tomatoes for all of the grocery stores in your area. Last year I had 10 plants and I was constantly giving away tomatoes to friends. This year I have 12 that I started from cuttings from last years plants that I rooted and planted. One of the varieties The Super Sweet 100 grape tomato plants have reached 8 foot tall and climbing. The soil is not very good in my part of Florida so I made self watering containers from 5 gallon buckets. I used Miracle Grow potting mix in them. I have Super Sweet 100, Celebrity, Parks Whopper and Mortgage Lifter varieties growing. I plan on adding an heirloom Brandywine as soon as a friend of mine gives me some cuttings.

Larry

I make sauces and freeze it and use loads of them for soup base (I mix peppers, carrots and tomato and it gives a nice base during cold winter months). We are growing corn as well, loads of carrots, herbs ( I think I have 16 basil plants alone), lettuce, peppers, radish, squash, eggplat, cucumbers, onion and even asparagus (takes two years) etc. I try a few exotic things each ear. Last year I tried a plant called ground cherry, sort of a tomato and pineapple tasting fruit/veggie...not a big fan :D This year I am growing beans and peas as well. Yup we have a BIG garden :lol3:

We started a compost. I don't put anything down garbage disposal. Good plant food.

Larry H
04-06-2012, 09:35 AM
The scale continues to be kind to me Another 2 pound loss this morning to 210 which brings my total for 4 days to 10 pounds loss. :D:carrot::D

I know from experience that this loss rate cannot continue but the ride has been fun so far.

Larry

jomatho
04-06-2012, 09:45 AM
Wow, I just woke up :cloud9:
My friend told me she was unable to walk today so I turned off all alarms and took advantage.
Just enjoying my coffee (minus most of the cream, just a little) and then I will run on the treadmill. Not sure if I will do more HIIT or just steady cardio. I think I am more in the mood to do some mileage, maybe 3 depending on how I feel.
DH has taken the day off and "wants to do something fun". Not sure what that will be, we are already leaving town for the day tomorrow to go have fun for DS birthday :shrug:
I guess I will fast for as long as I can, maybe have a little bigger window than I prefer, I will just play it by ear with what DH wants to do. I really want to get in one more good day of fasting and on the lower end of calories so that tomorrow I can spike guilt free and I know Sunday will be messed up so I need to keep today in check.
So fast today, spike Saturday and then just have a normal eating day Sunday, but keep the calories on the low end of my range as much as possible. That's my plan and I am sticking to it!

Sum, could it just be the sodium in the tortilla chips and whatever you put on them? I think that looks like a great month at this stage of the game. It is not supposed to just fall off as you get closer to goal. Congrats on that. Lets shoot for another month just like that! We can do it! Also, congrats on a great fast!

Star, I agree, count minutes towards mileage, otherwise you get no credit for the other things that are just as good for you.

I had a surreal NSV yesterday. I was nosing through my closet and spotted my pile of scrubs up top that I haven't worn since I left my job about a year and a half ago. I have in the back of my mind that I may start doing some per diem work sometime in the near future so I thought I should try on my scrubs just for the fun of it. Now, I knew the ones the I was wearing right before I quit would be too big, that was obvious, but as with the rest of your wardrobe, you tend to collect various sizes of scrubs from when you were different weights. I had some that have been tiny for forever. I was literally swimming in them. I don't even think me and my handy dandy sewing machine could fix them, they are that bad. I even had one top that when I bought it I didn't know it was almost all cotton instead of a poly blend that most are, and as soon as it went through the dryer it looked as though my miniature petite friends could probably fit in it, don't know why I kept it, but I did. Anyways, this little top that I dried, was uncomfortably large on me. I was flabbergasted. Seriously, I don't know this body I am in right now :dunno:.
Soooo, whatever I decide to do, I have no clothes to do it in. I think I will be a medium scrub which just blows my mind.

One more thing while I am procrastinating from my run :lol:
We were watching the Idol results show last night an Kelly Pickler sang, for those of you who don't know, she was a former contestant the year Carrie Underwood won. Anyways, she was so cute, but last night I couldn't figure out what was different, if she had just aged that much or if it was the haircut or what, just not the same cute Kelly. Well, DH said she did what all "stars" do, they lose too much darn weight and then they look like h*ll. And I think that was it, she was much thinner than she used to be. So I am looking at her trying to decide how much she weighs and what size she was because I don't want DH to think I look like h*ll :lol: I don't think I have to worry, she looked like she was around a zero :lol:. Hard to tell on TV. I think my goal will be single digits and try to keep some nice meat/muscles on my body ;).

ItsMyTurn
04-06-2012, 04:26 PM
Sum and Jo - I think you both are right... maybe I should translate that out into mileage. It was the Tae Bo Cardio, so still getting heart rate up in good shape plus helping with toning - all the same benefits, plus more exertion. I didn't even think of that aspect.

Alaskan - Great job getting to the gym. I know you said you don't care for evening workouts, so you won the struggle

Sum - I have the same issue with corn in general. It doesn't work as well through my digestion, so even the vegetable in it's pure form reacts on the scale.

Jo - way to set a plan! Glad you were able to sleep in a bit though, that's a rare luxury in our house. I am hoping to sleep in tomorrow before my DD's birthday party though :)

Sum38
04-06-2012, 06:14 PM
In all honesty I sometimes wonder why I stay fat...
I think I need to get one of those body bug things...

Here was my day.
I walked the puppy, 5.6 miles around 4mph. Took 12000 steps
Fertilized the lawn, weeded some, cooked some, cleaned some and shopped some 11750 steps and it is only 6 pm

Total calories so far around 950, and planning on having maybe 500-600 calorie dinner.

So my total steps for today, so far 23750; meaning I have not really sat down since my morning coffee....

I bet I have burned atleast 2500 calories (1100 by taking steps and 1400 just to stay alive :lol:), maybe more :( And today is totally a typical day for me....

alaskanlaughter
04-06-2012, 07:14 PM
i fasted from 6:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. this morning...i dont like it...it set me up to binge bigtime today...im still struggling at 3 p.m. not to eat everything in sight...i had coffee this morning at the conference, then a big bagel with spread, THEN a muffin...THEN i ate half a wrap/sandwich thing from the store...THEN some cereal and milk with my students...and for me that is A.LOT to be eating particularly with the urge to eat everything in sight...

i think i need to stick to what's been working for me....something small but substantial around 9 a.m....then a workout...then a small nonfat sugarfree mocha at noon when i go to work...then fruits or veggies during the afternoon if i get the urge to snack (instead of the kids foods)...then a small dinner and maybe a low-cal protein shake in the evening so i dont munch all evening long...totals about 1400 calories daily plus/minus whatever i burn working out...

yesterday i ate a half of a grilled cheese sandwich and half a cup of chicken soup at 6:30 p.m....then i worked out...and didnt eat anything else until 8 a.m. this morning...i dont think it was a smart move..ughhhh i could eat the walls today lol

today is a planned rest day...been busy all day and will be busy all evening...

Larry H
04-06-2012, 07:40 PM
i fasted from 6:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. this morning...i dont like it...it set me up to binge bigtime today...im still struggling at 3 p.m. not to eat everything in sight...i had coffee this morning at the conference, then a big bagel with spread, THEN a muffin...THEN i ate half a wrap/sandwich thing from the store...THEN some cereal and milk with my students...and for me that is A.LOT to be eating particularly with the urge to eat everything in sight...

i think i need to stick to what's been working for me....something small but substantial around 9 a.m....then a workout...then a small nonfat sugarfree mocha at noon when i go to work...then fruits or veggies during the afternoon if i get the urge to snack (instead of the kids foods)...then a small dinner and maybe a low-cal protein shake in the evening so i dont munch all evening long...totals about 1400 calories daily plus/minus whatever i burn working out...

yesterday i ate a half of a grilled cheese sandwich and half a cup of chicken soup at 6:30 p.m....then i worked out...and didnt eat anything else until 8 a.m. this morning...i dont think it was a smart move..ughhhh i could eat the walls today lol

today is a planned rest day...been busy all day and will be busy all evening...

It is great to see that you have an open mind and are willing to try new things!!:carrot: Now you know that fasting might not be best for you but I give you a lot of credit for trying it out. Well done Alaskan, keep on trying things and you may just find something that works for you even better than what you are having success with today.

Larry

Larry H
04-06-2012, 07:54 PM
It was a great day today other than my sodium was almost double my goal. Those of you that have known me for a while know that sometimes sodium has caused a big water weight gain for me in the past. I will find out in the morning:?:

927 calories and 3059 mg sodium

Breakfast 1/2 cup Eggbeaters and 1 slice fat free cheese in a mug

Lunch 1 filet Haddock fish fried, mashed potato no gravy or butter, collard greens

Afternoon Snack 1 Tangerine and 6 raw radishes

Dinner No salt can green beans, No salt mushrooms, very low sodium tuna and fat free Italian dressing.

No exercise today

Larry

Larry H
04-07-2012, 09:29 AM
Good Morning :wave: I may have dodged a bullet. Yesterday's sodium was double my goal and I was afraid that I would have a water weight gain this morning. My scale was steady same weight as yesterday 210 lbs:D:carrot::D

The sodium may well have made a difference because my daily loss stopped but I am thankful at least that it did not reverse. Whew what a relief!!:dizzy:

This thread sure has been quiet lately. It must be everyone is busy for Easter?

Larry,

jomatho
04-07-2012, 10:37 AM
Hey guys, just dropping in to say I will be hit or miss now as we will be out of town til later tomorrow.
Gonna do my best to stick to my plan for the next couple days :crossed:

ItsMyTurn
04-07-2012, 03:46 PM
Sum - It's amazing all you do and the fact you are not a rail! :)

Alaskan - Way to try something new! Great job! If it's not for you, that's ok... you are willing to try new things and find out what fits you best and that is key :D

Larry - Great news that the scale held tight with the sodium!!! Your awareness always helps you though :)

Jo - Enjoy your time out of town!!!

As for me - have another 4.2 miles added towards my goal today :) That puts me totally on schedule! :carrot: It's amazing me that I am staying on task with this and all else I am juggling. Setting it as a "goal" and putting it in writing really has helped a TON. Later today is the cake celebration for my daughter's bday (hard to believe my youngest has officially entered teen years... not right), then hoping for Bootcamp Abs with my girls :) That's the plan!!

alaskanlaughter
04-07-2012, 07:22 PM
i have been on the go all day today! its sunny and in the low 50s here, which is springtime and warm for alaska! took younger son to the community easter egg hunt this morning, then did the bills, grocery shopped, recycling etc...lots of errands...

bought myself a good pair of running shoes as well as a sports bra that should FIT, my old one is way to big now lol...

am finally sitting down for a bit..i'd like to take my new shoes to the gym but i also have a huge DEEP blister on my foot from my old shoes, i got some moleskin to keep over it so that i can walk without pain...a bandaid wasnt helping LOL...might go for a bike ride instead also, not sure...bike riding isnt much of a sweat-inducing workout though lol

dying easter eggs tonight...already have dinner marinading for later...been a busy day

K9Owner
04-08-2012, 12:23 AM
You guys were chatty while I was away! :love: it!!
I will attempt personals in a bit, but I'll update you all on my weekend first.

Thursday
I drove alone to a neighboring city on my way to the river for shopping. It was nearing lunch time, so of course, I had to have :jeno: ! I mean, the good Lord forbid me eating something like veggies! (although, I did have veggie :jeno: ) Doesn't count!!
I decided to stay at a motel instead of camping, secondary to rain! It seems like every time we get ready to go somewhere lately, there is rain or wind prohibiting our efforts! :tantrum: No big deal to me.
I decided to run hills in town instead--2 miles of them. Doesn't seem like alot, but they were straight up and straight down, like a roller coaster! I had dressed for Memphis weather and not Ozark weather, which SUCKED! I was FRIGID! I ran in a coat and long pants, which was uncomfortable, b/c I didn't have the correct cold-temp running attire.

Friday
Got up early for a 4 miler. Went and bought a pair of leggings at Wal-Mart (I HATE Wal-Mart), but that is the only store they have there & it is very small--not a superstore. I also bought a muff for my head/ears. It was 40F. I have been used to running in 70-80F & came prepared to run for these temps--compression shorts, running skirts, sleeveless tops! It was a miserable 4 miles!
When I finished, I did the Core Challenge in the parking lot of an abandoned bank where I had parked my Jeep for the run. The town was deserted at 9am, so I was basically alone.
Results:
Plank
1 time @ 80 sec
2 times @ 75 sec
with 100 high knees skips in between each Plank
This was much more like a routine I would normally do!!

Saturday
Took River on a walk through one of the local parks--even though we have 1.4 acres right on the river. I like walking in parks. She likes chasing the squirrels. It's a win-win!

I didn't really do and R&R. My mind is racing with this 1/2 Mary 3 weeks away. I am having strong reservations about it, especially with all of the JUNK I have been eating and craving! I can remember in times past when I coached C25K, I would remind myself that I had to run 3 times a week and junk was not an option. I was a strong, fit runner. I trained 3x/week. I told myself over and over and over, so that I could train other women to do the same thing! It was highly effective!

So, I've been examining my health overall, especially since I told you all about that "Eat for your body type" website. I have been thinking I have an under-active thyroid for a while, but a month or so ago, I had it checked and the #s came back on the low end of normal. At first, I thought, "Well, it's normal, so that's not the problem." However, the more I have been reading and the more I symptomatic I am becoming, the more I have taken a pro-active approach to doing something about it.

My Symptoms Include:
Water Retention, especially around TOM
Infertility
Constipation, unrelieved unless medicated via psyllium powder & a colon cleanse capsule
Extreme coldness of the extremities, even when it's warm outside or inside
Extreme Fatigue, especially in the afternoons--requires napping most days. Also, still feeling tired despite adequate rest.
Inability to lose weight (even before I started this :jeno: kick a month ago)
Extremely Dry Hair & Skin with significant hair loss
Hypothermia & Low Blood Pressure
Dry Eyes & Headaches daily
Increasing Sadness

Since I know western med MDs don't medicate unless "clinically indicated", I have ruled out being put on a synthetic thyroid medication. (Not that I would rush right out and buy it anyway)
So, as a first step, I bought a homeopathic thyroid support supplement. I am very optimistic with the addition of this product & will try it for a month to see if it works for me. (Gaia Thyroid Support) (http://www.gaiaherbs.com/products/detail/81/Thyroid-Support-)
This could be the break I desperately need 3 weeks before the race! :crossed:

K9Owner
04-08-2012, 12:27 AM
:easter2:
. . . to each of you!

K9Owner
04-08-2012, 12:57 AM
Alaskan: :yay: for new running accessories!! If you continue to have issues with blisters, I HIGHLY recommend better socks! I paid $14 for 1 pair :eek: I have never had a $14 pair of socks, but I have no more blisters and they were worth every cent!!
Stick to your guns on going to the gym. It's frustrating when our families can't get on the same page as we are with our fitness goals. My family isn't too keen on mine either. We can't go to this restaurant or that one. I choose to run or workout at weird times..blah blah blah. I get one body! This is it! Make the most of it!!!
:angel: Praying for you and your family with all of the repairs. :angel:

Star: :celebrate: Happy Birthday :celebrate: to your daughter. I hope you all have had a fun birthday weekend!

Larry: :hug: you came back just in time to encourage me, lift me up, and remind me why I pursue my goals. Thank you so much for all the words of encouragement!! I needed that so much!
Hopefully, the weight will continue to trend down for you. You have been seduced in this range before, only to be sabotaged by water weight!
:crossed: that Easter dinner does not bring bad food to your table!!
:yay: on getting clearance from the Optometrist!

Kristiina: There is no way I could plant all those veggies! My mom just told me she bought a ridiculous amount of blackberry & strawberry plants, not to mention all of the 'usual' veggies they have every year! Gardening is hard work! Kuddos to you!!
:congrat: on March's Results. At least your results faired much better than my 7 lb GAIN! :cry:
Rather it is water, muscle, inflammation, whatever--it is extra abdominal weight and it BLOWS!


Jo: I will attempt to add Kristiina's challenge to this week, since I was unable to complete it this past week.
:yay: on needing new scrubs!! What was your previous job? I don't think I ever asked you this!
I don't watch Idol, so I can't commie on the Kelly idea. However, please don't get to a 'zero'!! :lol: This weight is just not cute on many people, imo.

alaskanlaughter
04-08-2012, 01:38 AM
i wore my new running shoes today around the house, just to get a feel for them before i try to walk on the treadmill with them...i really like them! went for a bike ride tonight in them with my teenager, about a mile, maybe mile n a half to the glacier....im surprisingly stronger in my legs than when i rode bikes last fall...also my asthma didnt flare up, which i thought it would...was a nice chilly ride...DH came to get us at the glacier because teenager was whiny and wanted to go home the easy way LOL

i did a 14.5 hour fast from 10 p.m last night until 12:30 this afternoon...it wasnt intentional, i was just busy this morning and once i remembered i hadnt eaten, i just decided to run with it...however i find myself WAYYYY hungrier in the afternoons and also craving sugar and chocolates like crazy!! ive eaten my way through WAY too much easter candy hidden in the back room LOL

was very busy today with errands and a big community easter egg hunt for younger son...dyed eggs tonight with him...he's very tired today for some reason, took a late afternoon nap for a few hours and is tired again now at 9:30 p.m....usually if he naps late, he'll be up until we go to bed later...but i DO need him to fall asleep so the easter bunny can do some hiding lol

want to make it to the gym tomorrow for some incline walking...still not sure about running...and this blister is horrid! the moleskin over the bandaid makes walking tolerable though

Sum38
04-08-2012, 01:14 PM
Happy Easter!

:easter2::easter2::easter2::easter2:

Larry H
04-08-2012, 08:06 PM
Happy Easter

I did far better today then I had expected. DW and I went to my Sister's for Easter Dinner. DW announced before we left that for today she was off the diet. I thought I am in trouble because I will probably do like wise.

I came in at 1331 which is 69 calories UNDER my goal of 1400 and that included a ham dinner with all the extras and I even had a small piece of berry pie! :D:carrot::D My sodium was a little high but not too bad considering the sodium that is in ham. It was 2362 mg and my goal is 1500 mg.

My weight this morning remains steady at 210 lbs.

I hope everyone had as great a day as I did.

Larry,

jomatho
04-09-2012, 07:35 AM
Good morning and Happy belated Easter to all!

I am back at home, but the boys are still off school one more day and we have an early morning dermatologist appointment, oh joy.

I stayed on plan better than I ever thought I would do this weekend :yay:
I will be back later today to catch up with you guys.

K9Owner
04-09-2012, 09:40 AM
:faint: I'm sleeping!
2 more nights of work to go!

K9Owner
04-09-2012, 06:09 PM
Gosh, you all are quite as a :mouse: today!

Back to work for me tonight.
The idea of "Leave Your $$ @ Home" is working for me!
I have been eating my own snacks that I take & while I am still eating more than I need to eat while @ work, it is not cafeteria food!!

Hopefully everyone had a great Monday. You all know I typically live for a good Monday ;) I hope and pray tonight goes as smoothly as last night did. I was pulled to our Cardiovascular Step Down Unit, where I rescued for 8 hours--my MOST FAVORITE job in nursing! :)

I miss :wl: It's been a week & over a week since I did leg work! I have to do at least 2 more sessions before my 1/2 & it can't be the week of the race.

alaskanlaughter
04-09-2012, 08:25 PM
i am here...we had a good easter...i went to the gym yesterday in the morning for incline walking on the treadmill...everyone else must have been at easter services and i had the gym to myself :D i debated going to church services vs the gym...and the gym won out LOL

i wonder what the real calories burned for me are...the treadmill shows calories burned based on speed alone and doesnt factor in the incline, whether its 0% or 15% max...and do i burn more calories since i'm panting and sweating than a truly fit person would be burning? i have a hard time believing that i can be on the treadmill walking at max incline at a fast pace for 45 minutes, leave drenched in sweat, and only have burned a measly 180 calories???

regardless, thats what i factor into my day...if it says i burned 180 than so be it, thats what goes in my log for the day *sigh*

ItsMyTurn
04-09-2012, 08:57 PM
I am so glad everyone had a good Easter :) Sorry it's been awhile since I checked in, but caught up on reading.

Krystal - so glad the leaving money at home is working for you :) :carrot:

alaskanlaughter
04-10-2012, 01:19 AM
so i went on my fitness pal to get some info....

on the treadmill, walking uphill at speeds between 3.4-3.6 for 45 minutes equals 180 calories burned

according to MFP walking uphill at 3.5 speed for 45 minutes equals 398 calories burned

what the heck??

ItsMyTurn
04-10-2012, 07:13 AM
Alaskan - wish I had another way to tell you so you can have more accurate readings, but that's why I got HRM to use. I found that MFP over estimated the caloric burns by about 40% for me, and the machines were closer in my case... however even they over estimated on me by a small portion. My friend found that both under estimated her burn. Unfortunately, they are estimates only and not real great for accuracy

Tae Bo for me last night. What a sweaty mess that makes me, but I really do like it

jomatho
04-10-2012, 07:34 AM
We are not very chatty this week are we? I know for me, I am busy, and I don't think it is going to let up for a week or two.
I have to break down and go shopping today. We have 3 events coming up in the next week and a half that I have to dress up for. Not really the type of clothing I would like to shop for at this point, but I have nothing. I am hoping to get pieces that I can mix or match, not so much a "dress" or anything that someone will notice if I wore already or not, but not sure if that will work or not. I really hate to buy fitted slacks right now, but I might have to.
I will get my walk in first this morning and then go.
I am ovulating right now and I feel pretty miserable the last 2 days. I feel all bloaty, munchy and a little crabby I must say. Not sure if I am a little crabby because I feel like my head is spinning with what is going on in everyone's lives or if it is the hormones, or both? I broke down and had 2 servings of chocolate last night, putting me over my goal for the day, but it was really good and I really wanted it. Today I will try to fast until I get back from shopping and I may shave off a few calories ,if I can, to make up for that darn chocolate. It was chocolate or wine, and I wanted the chocolate more. Probably would have saved a few calories if I had chosen wine.
Oh well, today is a new day and I am going to rock this day!!!!

I have to tell you guys, DH snapped some pictures while we were out of town for DS birthday and I didn't shy away from the camera and guess what? I actually like what I am seeing in the photos! I am no longer embarrassed of my body when I look at pictures, dare I say I actually liked what I saw? I think I still had the same mental block in my head about pictures because my facial expressions are a little subdued, but I will work on that.

Okay, gotta run

Sum38
04-10-2012, 08:24 AM
Morning...

Just a quick hello. Somehow life has gotten insane around here (baseball season...)

I "gained" 3 pounds over night :mad: 146.5 to 149.5 I hate when that happens. But my body is sort of a wreck right now. My hip really hurts, I walked yesterday and I had HORRID walk, it was miserable. I was tight and sore everywhere. This morning I woke up with legs filled with lactic acid...what the heck; how did that happen? -- I also decided that it was time to start sculpting my upper body and did 5 different exercises; 3 sets of each with 10 pound weights. -- Now my arms are filled with lactic acid as well...:lol:

So between ovulation, lactic acid filled body and sore hip, I am one :sunny: person :lol3:

I am off to a gentle walk and then run errands for my son who only tells me everything at a very last moment. I already had to go out and buy him dress pants this morning before school; well he was a few minutes late for school.

Anycase everyone have a fab day and I will be back with more personal touch later.

K9Owner
04-10-2012, 09:45 AM
:faint: I'm sleeping!


wake me up in 10 or so hours!!

alaskanlaughter
04-10-2012, 12:16 PM
i also have a son who tells me everything at the last minute LOL he's 14....partly the teenager stuff, partly because he's ADHD...and he doesnt focus on anything he's doing, leaving him to spend time re-doing what should have been an easy task *sigh*

this weekend we asked him to bring out the garbage in his room...a little bag full...so he scooped it into a bag and dropped it BY the garbage can in the laundry room, where it tipped over and spilled...so then we ask him to clean it up and put it outside in our garbage can outside...so he cleaned it up and dropped it BY the garbage can outside, where it again spilled all over *sigh* so THEN he had to clean it up and fix it....again

but he won't learn how to do any of this if we do it for him...and believe me it would have been WAY easier just for me to clean it up and throw it out lol

as for the calories burned...im thinking i might be burning the higher estimate from MFP because i leave having worked out SO intensely...and have been dripping sweat from my workout for most of the workout time...i love it LOL i love pushing my body like that...and i have a hard time believeing that i could be sweating like that for about 30 of the 45 minutes working out and only have burned 180 calories lol

alaskanlaughter
04-10-2012, 03:03 PM
had a homemade protein shake for breakfast after i took the kids to their schools....went to the store and got to the gym earlier than usual...put in an hour instead of 45 minutes on the high incline walking...says i burned 240 calories....im dripping sweat lol....now to put a homemade ham soup in the crockpot and get ready for work

jomatho
04-10-2012, 04:03 PM
Sum, guess where DS and I were most of the day yesterday? Looking for track shoes the day before the first practice. Yup, and he is just about the pickiest kid there is when it comes to shoes. Of course, I knew he needed shoes earlier, but getting him out is another story. I just stopped after his dermatology appt. yesterday so he had no choice. I ended up having to come home and order them since they didn't have his size in the only pair he found that he halfway liked all day long. He is soooo not a shopper. On the other hand, my oldest would shop all day and night with me. Oh, and guess when he started training for track? A week ago :lol: He should be sucking wind right about now. . .

Alaskan, I would take the average of the two burns personally. I think mfp is a little high on a lot of things, but your treadmill does sound a little low too.

K9, don't worry dear, I will never be near a size zero in this lifetime :lol:. I am shooting for a nice consistent single digit number.
I am an Occupational Therapist. I worked in Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation for most of the years I worked. I have also done a little per diem in a nursing home. I am considering doing a little home care next, but I am not moving on that idea very fast :lol:.

Larry, :wave: how's it going?

K9Owner
04-10-2012, 07:24 PM
I'm finally back into the "Taking Care of Me" mode, I think! At least I have a couple days off to be in this commonplace!

Alaskan: I really think you need a HRM for accuracy. The machines are just too inaccurate & don't get me started on the MFP site readings. I have no idea where those #s came from. Anniversary gift perhaps? HeartRateMonitorsUSA. com Great job sticking with the :tread: It will start to pay off for you :)

Star: I haven't performed Tae Bo in FOREVER! My sis and I used to do it together a long time ago. I sure do miss working out with her!

JO: How the heck did all of us manage to get on the same schedule is beyond me! I am hoping ovulation will take away ALL of these pesky symptoms I have been experiencing for the past 3 weeks, especially the increased hunger! Being hungry after you just downed 800+ cals BYTES!!
Where is our photo preview, ma'am?
If I ever get out of the hospital, I doubt I will be very enthusiastic about getting back into healthcare. It's a real drag, imo!

Kristiina: :hug: I feel your pain with that 149! However, mine is not from the accumulation of lactic acid. I wish it were! For the record, I've been just as :sunny: as you!! :lol: If I hear these words one more time: "What side of the bed did you get out of this morning? Hey, tomorrow morning, can you get out up on my side of the bed?" {DH, of course}

:wave: Hi Larry!! Glad you survived Easter without too much damage to your waistline!!

ItsMyTurn
04-10-2012, 08:35 PM
Jo - You sound crazy busy :) So glad you liked the pictures and what you saw, you have worked so blessed hard! You deserve to feel good about yourself!

Alaskan - You know how hard it is with just your son being ADHD.. think of my poor husband. 2 of my kids (the girls) are ADHD, my son is ADD, I am ADHD..and when my parents come to stay a month at a time... dad is ADHD, :rofl: And we wonder why the days seem so filled! We can't focus long enough to realize we overbooked ourselves! LOL! Rest assured though, if your DS learns how to channel that ADHD, he will not only succeed, but be able to hyperfocus on one thing and accomplish 4x the "normal" person :) My oldest daughter is JUST NOW learning how to do that even though I have taught her the skills way before now. She is LOVING it too :P

Sum - baseball season seems to be your crazy time of year for sure :) Iam sure you will level out again... with everything hitting you at once, 3lbs is all a facade of weight ;)

Krystal - I have discovered I love Tae Bo. It's a hard workout, but I enjoy it. I have martial arts in my background, which might be why I enjoy it so much. I am glad you are in taking care of yourself mode :) That's a great spot to be at!!!!

jomatho
04-11-2012, 07:43 AM
All I have to say is if I am as hungry today as I have been the last two days, I am going to have to superglue my mouth shut. I love ovulation.
Well, today is my birthday and so far I woke up with a headache, one of my kids overslept (I thought he was already in the shower) and they just informed me that they can't throw anything else down the clothes chute because it is full. That means the cage in the basement (5'x5') and the whole chute from the 2nd floor all the way to the basement is full. Lovely.
I think I am going to just ignore it all and go out shopping again. :lol:

K9Owner
04-11-2012, 07:58 AM
If Looks Could Kill--NSV for me ;)
So, I was headed into the gym last night & 2 gentlemen were walking in ahead of me, one of them had on an extremely fitting "Extreme Couture" black t-shirt & I thought , "OMG! This guy is massive--as in extremely ripped!" I go inside, head to the locker room and didn't think anymore about it.
As I walked out of the locker room, I was face-to-face with this same "Extreme" gentleman. I almost ran right into him head on.
It was one of my ex boyfriend's!!! When we dated in 1998, he was a body builder, but non-competitive. It was the one of the fittest years of my life, as he is the one who got me into fitness.

I was just in complete shock, b/c I haven't seen him since 1999, & I had been out of bed maybe 3 hours! {{nice}}

Anyway, we chatted for a minute before I headed to my usual routine--tanning, the stairs, and the free weights.
When I got over to the weights, he came over and asked what I was specifically training for. I told him about the 1/2 and how I couldn't wait for it to be over so I could do Body Recomp. This was an excerpt of the convo:

Me: Yeah, I've been training for this 1/2 and I'm having to eat too much and too many carbs. I am finding it difficult to lose any more weight with all of the extra food.
Him: {Giving me an "If looks could kill/puzzled look"} What? You're trying to lose weight?
Me: {Laughing} Yes! I've already lost 20 lbs, but I still have some to go.
Him: OMG! Where? And why are you lifting all this? You could just tone. You're not building are you? {I was doing squats w/50lbs plus the 45 lb bar}
Me: I'm trying to pick my rear up off the floor. I'm not getting any younger.
Him: {Still peering at me, all over} You're doing a good job of that!
Me: {Still laughing} I don't mind if I stay at this weight as long as it looks different.

I wish I had taken a photo of him looking at me. It was seriously funny.
I guess that was a little confirmation that I have lost enough weight!

:lol: He volunteered to "assist" my efforts after the 1/2. It's funny how so many people know exactly the routine you should be engaging in! However, he must know some, he was by far the most muscular person I have ever seen face to face--too much imo, but still--quite impressive @ age 40!

Sum38
04-11-2012, 08:21 AM
:bday2you: Happy Birthday Jo! :bday2you:

Sum38
04-11-2012, 08:25 AM
Another drive by post.... I am falling behind with my personals... I esp. wanna tell Krystal about my thryroid experience...but that will hopefully happen tonite.

Jo, I ended up starting my fast yesterday after lunch (1pm-1pm). It was an insane day and i was hungry when we got home around 8 pm, but I was really tired and just went to bed.

Today I am off to Ikea. DH has a meeting in that area this morning and I will hitch a ride with him.

I "lost" 1 1/2 of my "gain". 148 this am. :mad:

I will be back later. Have a FAB day!!

K9Owner
04-11-2012, 10:37 AM
:balloons: :celebrate: Happi Born Day, Jo! :celebrate: :balloons:

debkeversole
04-11-2012, 06:19 PM
so i went on my fitness pal to get some info....

on the treadmill, walking uphill at speeds between 3.4-3.6 for 45 minutes equals 180 calories burned

according to MFP walking uphill at 3.5 speed for 45 minutes equals 398 calories burned

what the heck??

HOWDY MY FRIEND!!! i found you!EEK!! sounds like it would be a lot more to me!!

alaskanlaughter
04-11-2012, 07:11 PM
DEBBIE!!!!!! so glad you got on here!! now we can text AND facebook AND forum together LOL

im at work...taking a moment of peace n quiet...worked out this morning, another 60 minutes of high incline walking...im SO loving my new workout shoes, no pain, no blisters! i cant imagine how nice my feet would feel in spendy specialty running shoes LOL...even payless is a step up from walmart for me LOL and these shoes from payless are SO NICE!

am working on hydrating myself this afternoon...i think im always dehydrated to some extent...so i bought several things to drink (being that i hate water and would rather go without, than drink it lol) several zero-calorie drinks and some gum ...i buy the strangest stuff

ItsMyTurn
04-11-2012, 09:20 PM
Jo - Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope it was a good one of shopping and not laundry!!

Krystal - AMAZING NSV!!!! I am so happy for you! You must have been dancing on cloud 10! :)

Sum - Find anything good at IKEA??

Deb - :welcome:

Alaskan - Hi! Glad you are loving the workout

As for me, did Tae Bo again last night, talked my son into joining me. Tonight it will be elliptical and then Bootcamp Abs :) Let's see if I get any takers on the Bootcamp :D Have a great night all!

Sum38
04-12-2012, 07:20 AM
Morning!!

I took over 20000 steps again yesterday. It was a good day! I also had a funny NSV; I was doing my walk and my exercise pants kept falling off me. I wore those when I was 165-170 pounds and now at 145-148 pounds they would not stay up. I looked really funny my whole walk because I kept pulling them higer and higer. i guess I can retire those ones :woohoo:

Krystal, I have a thyroid promlem and have had it for nearly 20 years. My endo says if one's values are "normal" but they are at low end; those people actually have a slow funtioning thyroid. So anything under 4.0. Now he keeps me around 0.5 and 1.5. My GP originally did not diagnose me, and I had massive amount of symptoms, I finally saw a specialist and life got better.

Also; wow,wow,wow! I liked your NSV!

Jo, I hope you had a nice birthday!! What did you do? Did you go shopping yet?

Star, I like doing things with my kids. That is cool that they are with you and getting in shape together.

Where is Larry????

ItsMyTurn
04-12-2012, 07:33 AM
Sum - What an excellent NSV!!! I love a great NSV and they seem to be abundant with this crew lately :D For a slower weight group, we sure do reshape nicely :)

On my end - took off my jeans last night without unzipping or unbuttoning them. DH laughed at me as I danced around after, :lol: I am a ham! Well, did the elliptical as planned, then right into the Extreme Abs Bootcamp... OUCH! BUT... was able to get 2 hostages last night!! YAY! DD16 and DS both joined me! :) Misery loves company - we were all feeling the burn :lol: Have a super day!

jomatho
04-12-2012, 07:36 AM
Thanks for the birthday wishes guys. It was a great day, my friends and family made me feel special without a lot of hoopla, just the way I like it.

With all this shopping for dress clothes, I have been fasting quite a bit, going somewhere between fast 5 and ESE most days. Just walks in the mornings and then all the walking with shopping. I haven't done any challenges or weights this week. I will do better next week.
I was still pretty hungry yesterday once I broke my fast. I keep craving chocolate. I hope today I am back to normal.

I found 4 dresses I like, if I get time I will take pics and post so you guys can help me out. I will probably return whatever I don't end up wearing, I certainly don't need 4 dresses :dizzy:

I really look forward to reaching goal and starting to stock my wardrobe with nice things that I know I will fit into for a long while.

Krystal, I loved your story about your x. That must have made you feel great!

jomatho
04-12-2012, 07:41 AM
Sum, that is too funny, time to get some new pants for sure! I still have safety pins in my shorts I wear to run in. I keep meaning to take them in, but forget about it until I go to put them on. I just bought some long yoga pants from old navy yesterday because my loaf around the house pants are getting to be a trip hazard :lol:

Star, I love it when I can do that! Makes for a trip to the bathroom hassle free :lol:

K9Owner
04-12-2012, 11:02 AM
:wave:
Very quick post, as I am off today to celebrate my anniversary that I totally forgot about!! :fr:

JO: You're right Spike is cheating on me!!!!! I'm so glad!! I am reaping the benefits of being 145.4 today!! Down a little under 4 lbs of water weight this a.m. :carrot:

alaskanlaughter
04-12-2012, 03:21 PM
good morning :) got errands done this morning after i took the kids to their schools...went to the gym...LOVE the new shoes! LOL...another 5K walk this morning up the high inclines...time to get ready for work now :)

Sum38
04-12-2012, 04:00 PM
Happy 10th!!! Krystal!!!

jomatho
04-12-2012, 04:41 PM
:wave:
Very quick post, as I am off today to celebrate my anniversary that I totally forgot about!! :fr:

JO: You're right Spike is cheating on me!!!!! I'm so glad!! I am reaping the benefits of being 145.4 today!! Down a little under 4 lbs of water weight this a.m. :carrot:

Congrats on your Anniversary! Have fun! Behave (or not;))

jomatho
04-12-2012, 04:47 PM
I ate a little earlier today than I have been. Trying to see if that curbs the hungries and chocolate cravings. So far so good. And hopefully ovulation is well over with, so that will help too. I am sick of being hungry this week. "Hungry sucks". That's my new slogan I think. No, maybe it should be "Hungry Bites":lol:
Hunger can bite my @ss. :lol:
Okay, I am cracking myself up :rofl:

ItsMyTurn
04-12-2012, 05:09 PM
Jo - I am so glad you found too many dresses you liked instead of not enough :) That's a great shopping experience!!! "hungry bites" sounds like a snack food, :rofl: That would so not help me! LOL!!!!

Krystal - Hope you have an amazing anniversary! Yay on being down on the scale!

Alaskan - Great job hitting the gym!

Larry H
04-12-2012, 08:42 PM
Hi everyone :wave:

I have been busy busy busy :dizzy: Scale read 220 this morning:(:( That is the wrong direction. My calories have been on plan but my sodium has been a little high. since my calories have been OK this must be just water weight. Given time it will come back off again.

Larry

Sum38
04-13-2012, 08:06 AM
Morning,

Weekly tally

Weight 147, no change
Walked 28 miles :)
Upper body strength training, so far 2 times this week and planning on doing a session today :woohoo:

Lots of personal stuff going on and it is keeping me busy. I am being tested this week if I can go without eating for comfort :( so far, I am winning, but that remains to be seen. Trying my hardest!

Krystal, I hope you had a great anniversary!

Have a fab day my friends! :grouphug:

K9Owner
04-13-2012, 08:24 AM
Quickly checking in before I head out this a.m.

I didn't want to ruin a hiking day, so I didn't weigh today :p

Thanks for the anniversary wishes. We have 1 more day to celebrate...this time w/out FOOD! We are going to play tennis and take our K9s to a park about 2 a hour drive from our house. I promise, we do more with these 2 pups than many people I know do with their kiddos!

Work tomorrow night. Happy OP day to all :)

So far, idk if this Thyroid Support is working or not. I am still symptomatic :cry:

K9Owner
04-13-2012, 09:01 AM
I ate a little earlier today than I have been. Trying to see if that curbs the hungries and chocolate cravings. So far so good. And hopefully ovulation is well over with, so that will help too. I am sick of being hungry this week. "Hungry sucks". That's my new slogan I think. No, maybe it should be "Hungry Bites":lol:
Hunger can bite my @ss. :lol:
Okay, I am cracking myself up :rofl:

This had me cracking up!! :lol:
Like Star, I think this sounds like some kind of evil snack food!! :T

ItsMyTurn
04-13-2012, 02:08 PM
Sum - Hope your personal stuff clears up quickly and you are able to totally say you triumphed over comfort eating :) :hug:

Krystal - Sounds like you have been having an awesome, but busy time celebrating! That's so awesome!!!

Last night I held DS hostage and had him do Tae Bo (my DH surprised me with a new one) with me last night, I used weighted gloves. After we were burning from every muscle after 60 mins of that... DS and I proceeded to take the dog for a good walk so DH wouldn't have to worry about doing it before he went to work last night :D It was also a great cool down for us.. win-win!
Have a great day all!

alaskanlaughter
04-13-2012, 05:00 PM
just checking in...did my usual errands this morning and housecleaning...put in 60 minutes of high incline walking like usual...have not been very hungry today which is odd, not head hunger or real hunger...and usually its the head hunger that gets to me...im finding that i really need to have something in my mouth, like chewing gum seems to help me deal with not eating all the time...and once i spit it out, it's not long before i want to eat something and i think it's that need to be chewing things...odd, never noticed that before about myself

ive been bringing a salad to work every afternoon so i wont eat the snacky stuff we serve to the students...its a bag of romaine lettuce and a bag of sliced tomatoes (those ziplock baggies) and i can add dressing at work...so far it's helping me steer clear of MOST of the junk around work

i really REALLY want to get down to 190....been hovering 195-197 for a long time now

jomatho
04-14-2012, 10:01 AM
I had a busy day yesterday, sorry, not much time for posting.
I didn't log food yesterday, but know I was well within my calorie goals, in my head anyways. I ate dinner after 9:00 last night and was greeted with the lovely 170.0 on my scale this morning, grrr. It is like that damn annoying friend that just won't shut up! Ah well, yesterday I was at 168.4, so I will call it a wash for the week and chalk today's weight to eating late and not drinking enough yesterday. I have a feeling I will be "stuck" until TOM is over, which is still about a week away, so I will just try to stick with the program and not fuss over the scale. Can't wait until I am firmly into the 160s though.

I get to get dressed up tonight for a dinner/charity auction so I am excited. I am going to get a run in first, continue attacking this house (that went to crap because I was out shopping for 3 days in a row this week), and then I plan to spend a couple hours pampering myself and getting ready for tonight.
I won't spike today, will probably move it to tomorrow or I may just skip it this week, not sure yet.
Okay, gotta run :woops:

K9Owner
04-14-2012, 10:17 AM
:dust: to all of my beautiful friends this weekend!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Try to get outside and do something fun with your family, if possible!

AFM: I'm working tonight :faint:
I have manage to get an ingrown toenail on my left big toe :cry: and my runs this week have been limited :tantrum:
I'm attempting an apple detox for 3 days. I need to try to rid my body of some yuckiness!!

ItsMyTurn
04-14-2012, 12:24 PM
Jo - Shopping for 3 days doesn't sound like a waste to me, but utter, total fun! :lol: It does tend to make housework pile up a bit though :) I hope you enjoy getting all gussied up for the charity event, sounds great!

Krystal - Here is hoping for a super smooth shift for you :) Good luck on the detox.

jomatho
04-14-2012, 02:23 PM
:woohoo: I ran a 10k today!!!
I was going to run the typical for me 3ish miles, but I was feeling so good, I kept going and going and going. :woops:

Star, yes, shopping was somewhat fun, but exhausting and sometimes frustrating at the same time. At least I found something, that is the important thing. How's your monthly mileage goal going? Tomorrow is halfway there!

K9, so sorry to hear about your toe, that's a real downer. Did you get it out of there? Fingers crossed :crossed: for an uneventful night for you! What on earth is an apple detox?

Sum, are you fasting at all this weekend?

K9Owner
04-14-2012, 05:15 PM
:woohoo: I ran a 10k today!!!
I was going to run the typical for me 3ish miles, but I was feeling so good, I kept going and going and going. :woops:

K9, so sorry to hear about your toe, that's a real downer. Did you get it out of there? Fingers crossed :crossed: for an uneventful night for you! What on earth is an apple detox?




:yay: JO!!! You go girl!! :yay:

I was cleaning my feet (I hate ugly feet) & somehow managed to poke the side of it with a very sharp pair of tweezers! OUCH!! I didn't think much about it. It didn't even really hurt that much at the time, but I went to bed and woke up with it very angry and irritated. The hike yesterday & Thursday made it 20x worse!

There are 2 different Apple Cleanse sites I was referred to by a couple of friends. I am NOT doing it as a weight loss strategy, moreso as a strategy to get my calories and SODIUM back under control, as well as cleanse my colon cavity! Is that TMI?? :lol:

Apple Cleanse 1 (http://www.ehow.com/how_12675_apple-cleansing-fast.html#ixzz1WujJ3UQL)

Apple Cleanse 2 (http://www.astrodreamadvisor.com/Body_Apple_Fast.html)

How I'm choosing to do this:
1. I didn't buy organic apples, but I did purchase Yellow, Jazz, Fuji, and Gala.
2. I made up a Triple Nut mix from Raw Pecans, Raw Sliced Almonds, & Roasted Pistachios & will eat 1 serving (1/2 cup) 3-4times a day. I wish I had had some raw pistachios, b/c the roasted ones have sodium, but I figure 160g is a H-e-double hockey stix better than the 4100g I ate yesterday!
3. I probably will not drink all of that "warm" water. I do well drinking 64-80 oz/day. My water intake is not my problem.

I hope I will be able to hack this for 3 days. Apples really aren't "my bag".

K9Owner
04-14-2012, 11:21 PM
This cleanse will never work for me for too many reasons I can't discuss atm! Esp @ work!!

ItsMyTurn
04-15-2012, 01:06 AM
Jo - So far I am on target for my mileage; especially with translating bootcamps and tae bo into mileage too - great idea ladies! I am so glad you found stuff you liked..and I bet your rock that dress!!!

Krystal - I totally understand about the cleanses. I do a juice cleansing once a year for that very reason. Not the cravings and such, but for clearing any build up of toxins. Mine I schedule at the beginning of May. I usually do it for a period of 3-5 days, depending on the way I am feeling while doing it. I have a feeling I know "why" you can't do while working... same reason I start mine on weekends when I don't have to report to work... when the colon starts to push out toxins, you can't... ummm... stop it? LOL!

As for me - Holy cow! What a calorie burning day! I didn't wear my HRM for any of it, so no idea what I burned, but...
Started with a BUNCH of walking! We were at the kennels/humane society for some research my daughter had to do for a project for school... we ended up getting a dog (DH was not totally on board at the start, but, now he's attached, lol). Then once home (4 hrs later) we had an early supper so DH could FINALLY get some sleep after working all night. Once the belly settled, DS and I did the extreme ab bootcamp.. then, because we are total masochists (and extremely competitive with each other), we also did 40 mins of the Ultimate bootcamp. I couldn't finish, but I went until I was worn down to the point where I felt I would pass out, :lol:
THEN.. after a half hour to cool down, DS and I took the doggies out for a good long walk. :O Talk about a good day!

jomatho
04-15-2012, 08:40 AM
I think you guys are awesome :grouphug:

We had a blast last night. This was my first true silent/live auction, I have been to others at smaller events, but this was HUGE. We didn't bid on anything, we just watched and learned for next year. There was so much going on at once, silent bidding, live bidding, raffle drawings, 50/50 drawings, door prizes, omg, it was like sensory overload. But I am a quick learner, and I think I would know what I was doing next time. I told DH, next year, I am in on that action!
The dinner was fabulous and I was still trying to stick to my calorie goals since I was not spiking yesterday and even with 2 small glasses of wine (I was the DD last night) and dessert, I still came in at around 1500 for the day, yay!

I have decided today I am going to spike. I feel like I need to refuel. My deficit this week is huge and I need to make some of that back or my body is going to rebel big time, probably why I am bouncing around so much this week. My body does not like a large deficit.

We have a banquet to go to tonight. I will wear a pr. of slacks that I already owned and one of the cute tops I bought. Not sure which one yet. It's fun getting dressed up now. It used to be such a source of stress for me.
Hope everyone has a great Sunday!

alaskanlaughter
04-15-2012, 02:01 PM
i am still here...i dont post alot because i dont have much new to say lol...walking another 5K of high incline yesterday...ran errands, took the kids to do some fun stuff, did laundry and house chores...same old, same old stuff so i dont bother to write alot of it down here...today is a rest day, ive done a 5K walking inclines for 7 days in a row and decided to give myself a rest although i feel like i could still work out today...rode my bike the other day for a few miles also....its hard on my tailbone bones and i have to work up to distance on my bike every spring...its not my muscles that have a problem, my bones dont like that kind of pressure, feels like i bruised my sitting bones

K9Owner
04-15-2012, 02:33 PM
Why the apples did NOT work for me, especially at work.....
I was doing great, no hunger....about 9pm, I walked into a patient's room to medicate her. Her husband had just cut a red delicious apple. I looked at it and as soon as I leaned over to get her water for her to take her meds, I smelled this apple. I became UNCOMFORTABLY nauseated. It was ridiculous! Then, I started having abdominal cramps as if TOM were knocking down my door. OMG! I was about to be sick all over this lady!
Luckily, I did not vomit, nor did I have any other episodes at work.
Instead, I had that urgent sense of "Give me a piece of toast or a cracker" that you get when you are nauseated.
I had a turkey sandwich from work, then had DH bring me a chicken wrap from home, instead of ordering :jeno: w/the rest of them.

I have had so many off plan/over calorie days, I'm really not sure what OP is anymore :(

alaskanlaughter
04-15-2012, 05:22 PM
oohhh krystal just the thought makes me feel ill :( ugh sooo sorry...im mildly sensitive to apples as is, they make my stomach hurt if i eat an apple by itself, bad cramps

wish i had some good advice on how to get back on plan and under calories ((hugs)) i struggle with that too

K9Owner
04-15-2012, 07:03 PM
...its hard on my tailbone bones and i have to work up to distance on my bike every spring...its not my muscles that have a problem, my bones dont like that kind of pressure, feels like i bruised my sitting bones

I had this problem, but it was the bike seat!!
I went to WalMart, bought a granny "big booty" seat & can ride for 8-10 miles at a time now. They also make padded butt shorts you could try if you are really into biking!! :lol:

alaskanlaughter
04-15-2012, 08:15 PM
i did buy a cushioned seat to use, which makes it bearable...it just takes getting used to

i think it's because i damaged my tailbone twice as a teenager...and also my hips were uneven by 3 inches for awhile or so i was told...and also my spine is messed up...it's fixed as good as can be, but i have an extra vertebrae, plus my lower spine (L5 area) is twisted and somewhat collapsed inward....chiropractor told me xrays show one vertebrae twisted completely around facing inward instead of outward ....

Sum38
04-16-2012, 07:47 AM
Greetings from blustery Michigan and Happy Tax day! (ugh, we owe sooooo much this year)

Monday, Monday.... So much to do.

I am going to fast today. My eating has been "meh", I have not logged it. I am hoping to get my mojo back and kick butt this week.

A VERY busy week ahead... Cam has 3 baseball games & practice on other days, Kati has High School Musical, Kati and I are taking a self defense class (4 week class), million errands, house is a HUGE mess ~ I think I let my family have too much fun :lol: ~ and all my stuff to do, and let's not forget the favorite child; Shadow needs her daily 80 minute walks + 20 minute swimming session. -- I am glad I am am so busy though. It will keep me sane ;)

Jo I am so glad you had a nice weekend and nice party. I loved reading how you are feeling thin! You just sound happy and pretty :hug:

Krystal You will find your detox. Have you looked into any kits? I know the apple one is supposed to be very good tho.

Star Yikes; that was one great day! You go girl!!!

:wave: to everyone else!

Well I am off to do my walk first. Everyone have a FAB and FIT day!

jomatho
04-16-2012, 10:19 AM
I am soooo tired today and I have soooo much to do. . .

I think I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and much much earlier than I wanted to.

Makes me wonder if TOM is closer than I think it is. I just feel dragged out.

I did get my walk in, we just made it before a huge downpour!

I'll pop in later when I hopefully am feeling a little spunkier.

ItsMyTurn
04-16-2012, 11:00 AM
Krystal - that was not where I thought you were going with doing the apple cleanse. Dang. Sorry to hear that.

Alaskan - I hope you are able to build up to the mileage you want on the bike eventually

Jo - Great job getting in the walk before the downpour! Sometimes nature has different timing then we do :lol:

Sum - Sounds like you are booked solid! Have fun though!

Our new doggie seems to be adapting well to his new environment. Son and I are SUPER sore from the recent workouts. Still no movement on the scale for this week either, even with the exercise being "upped" so much more. Starting to wonder if it's a food reaction? Who knows. Either way, I am tickled at all the other progress, so I stay with it
Have a safe day to the start of the week all!

K9Owner
04-16-2012, 12:31 PM
Kristiina: :yay: for making commitments with the children! That's awesome! You will be super busy this week. You're like a super mom!
I've done detox kits before, but never a food one.
Good luck with the fast today! You got this gf!!

Jo: So glad to hear you enjoyed yourself at the auction. What exactly was being auctioned off?

Alaskan: The only way to get back OP and under cals is to stop eating at your allotted #. :lol: That sounds pretty easy huh!! :rofl: If if were that easy everyone would be doing it, right?? I feel completely defeated atm. I sure hope this passes quickly.


Star: A new poochie!! :yay: Where's our pic??? I would love to get another pup, but we literally have no where to house another one atm. I already feel like I live in a kennel! :lol: I have Riv in the bed with me and DH, Jax is right at my feet, there is NO room left in our bed! I know they need their own bed, but tbh, I'd rather sleep w/Riv :lol:
Sorry there hasn't been any movement on the scale for you either. What is up with the scale not moving the correct way for any of us? Does it seem like other 3FC members have it easier and all figured out? :chin:

AFM: As stated on MFP, I have a very infected Left Big Toe, with an ingrown toenail!
This is what happened....I was cleaning my feet Tues. night. I pulled some dead skin out from around all of my toes. I hate crusty-looking feet! I accidentally poked this particular toe with a pair of very sharp needle-point tweezers. Didn't think anymore about it. It wasn't hurting nor bleeding. Went to the gym Wed. it seemed fine. Went hiking Thurs/Fri & played tennis. By the end of this hike on Fri, I had to take my shoes off. I was in soooo much pain! Saturday night, I went to work and had to literally take my shoes off and put on disposable surgery shoe covers to make my morning rounds. I have been taking Advil for the inflammation and last night, I started taking an antibiotic that I had at home for skin infections. This is like the LAST thing I needed!

On another note....DH and I FINALLY finished our taxes yesterday. We are actually getting a refund :yay: Every year, I start asking him to do them on Feb 1. & every year, we wait and wait and wait until April 15!! Such procrastination :p

On the "Scale Factor" note....I am back up to where my body loves to be {148}. I think it has a lot to do with the 7000g of sodium last Thurs & Fri. What do you all think? :lol: I can only laugh about it.

On the Gym note.....No workouts for me until this toe heals. I have 12 days until the race. I can barely walk around my house on it, much less head to the gym for a workout! :cry:


I hope you all have a fabulous Monday!

ItsMyTurn
04-16-2012, 02:46 PM
Krystal - I sure do hope the toe heals before your 1/2 mary!! Sorry no pics yet... poor lil guy was given a mercy-grooming at the shelter, so going to give him a week to adjust... do a real good bath and trim and then post pics. I still think it's funny we went for DD to do research on a project and I walk out with a pooch, LOL

Sum38
04-16-2012, 03:00 PM
Krystal that is a big outch! Toe and finger pain are the worst!

K9Owner
04-16-2012, 03:14 PM
So, sitting at home being able to do limited activity does not wear well on me.
I have eaten 1300 cals (feels like a ton) & am so bored at home, I could easily down another 1300! :stress:
This toe is feeling better, but it sure doesn't look better! It looks like there is a growth on it, full of sero-sanguinous fluid--that's TMI, sorry. I think it was caused by dirt getting in it on the hikes and irritating it combined with my sneakers enclosing the toes in for such a long period of time.
I have Bacitracin on it as well as a small piece of gauze under the nail to allow it to breath and heal. I have been soaking it in Epsom Salt 3-4x/day and have it covered with a bandage.
Anyone guess I am a RN yet?? :lol:

alaskanlaughter
04-16-2012, 03:47 PM
using the word sero-sangui-whatsit gave you away as an RN LOLOL

hope your toe gets better :(

K9Owner
04-16-2012, 05:56 PM
using the word sero-sangui-whatsit gave you away as an RN LOLOL



:rofl:

jomatho
04-16-2012, 05:56 PM
Oh Krystal, what have you gotten yourself into now? ? ?

I was actually thinking, well, at least she is a nurse! :lol:

Of course we all know nurses and doctors are the WORST patients!

And I know all too well what it is like to have to sit on your @ss and not be able to work out, it sux royally and I hope you don't have to sit for long. :hug: to you!

Sum38
04-16-2012, 09:40 PM
Krystal, I am with you. My body seems to be perfectly happy around 147-148 :( -- I hope your toe issue will get better soon!!

Star how is the newest addition to your family doing? did you tell us what kind? ~ Sorry my head is not engaging today....

Jo I am crampy as well, as if TOM is here.

I did a pretty good fast today. I just need to find my mojo back. I think I will do a sushi lunch with the girls sometime this week. Need a little reinforcement :hat: I just realized TOMORROW is the tax day :lol:~ I had to write a check that had 5 **FIVE** numbers on it to uncle Sam. :cry: So I am just feeling blue all over. :^: I knew we had underpaid a bit, just makes me sad how much I worked last year, and I feel we got to keep very little of it. This year I am not working....

Well I will sign off before I will bring everyone down with my miserable attitude :halfempty: :sorry: :D

ItsMyTurn
04-17-2012, 12:25 AM
Krystal - We can tell, but it works in your benefit to know how to treat it :) Hopefully all the "nursing" of it will make it heal faster :lol:

Sum - The doggie is a Bichon Frise mix. The shelter thinks he is about 2 yrs old... honestly though, since he had the mercy grooming, he just looks like a wire-haired rat, :lol: He seems to be adjusting ok, has a freakish bond with DD 16. He has never been trained - leash trained, house trained, etc. However, other than poo accidents this morning in the pool room (he had not gone in 2 days, so we expected that), he has not been making accidents. We walk him when we take our other dog, and I have DD walk him around backyard. He seems to be taking to the leash, now have to train proper walking so he benefits from it - he is doing his business in backyard (our other dog refuses to go in backyard and only on walks, so won't argue).
Sounds like you have had a trying day. Hopefully the sushi lunch will be just what you need :) Renew your outlook a bit,, bring you up :D

No big workouts for me tonight. I took the fur boys out for a walk, then took Chico (the original fur boy) for a short run. Other than that, I had so many errands to run that time has not allowed for much else. Probably just as well since I am sooo sore from the other workouts - won't hurt to have a day for the muscles to recover before I go back at it :) Sleep well all!!!

Sum38
04-17-2012, 07:10 AM
Morning :sunny:

I went to bed early. I watched my new fav show called "smash". I think I told you all that I was a ballerina and went to a theatrtical high school? Any case I love the show from all the dancing and singing aspect. Funny thing happened yesterday, dance related, I was asked to teach again. I would not feel comfortable, considering I look like a :moo: and I would be teaching leggy and lanky gorgeous things. I feel I would not look professional. BUT, maybe I should shoot for this fall, it would give me a goal and something to do.

jomatho
04-17-2012, 07:20 AM
Morning :sunny:

I went to bed early. I watched my new fav show called "smash". I think I told you all that I was a ballerina and went to a theatrtical high school? Any case I love the show from all the dancing and singing aspect. Funny thing happened yesterday, dance related, I was asked to teach again. I would not feel comfortable, considering I look like a :moo: and I would be teaching leggy and lanky gorgeous things. I feel I would not look professional. BUT, maybe I should shoot for this fall, it would give me a goal and something to do.

Seriously? You cannot put off your dreams because you are not yet in your dream body! They have all kinds of gorgeous flowy tops you could wear over your leo/tights, plus, what age are these students???? Of course they are leggy and lanky gorgeous things. I say go for it, plus it is another workout for you AND a good distraction when the kids and DH are away doing their own things! I am holding you to at least doing it in the fall, no matter where we are in our weight loss okay?

jomatho
04-17-2012, 07:27 AM
Hmm, I seem to be just as miserable this morning as yesterday. TOM is definitely knocking on my door, but according to my app, I still have 8 days! That just cannot be true. I think it is 6 at the most, more likely 5?

I am just muddling through right now. I don't feel like counting, logging, planning or even thinking about weight loss right now. I think I have hit the "I am sick of it" stage again. Could be PMS or I could just be sick of it all again.

I think I need to focus on catching up on some sleep and go from there. I also need to find some different foods to eat, maybe switch everything up again. double ugh.

Sum38
04-17-2012, 07:28 AM
Hehe...Jo...love you!
I can teach any age and level group. I personally love teaching younger ones, but the soon to be next possible star kids work so hard and I love teaching them as well. Or I could teach moms! Ballet is a tough "sport", I could help some moms to get back in shape. If I were to teach higer level kids, that were to mean a lot of out of town competition trips during weekends, and as of now that is not an option for me.

I will definitely think about it.

Sum38
04-17-2012, 07:33 AM
Jo I feel the same....you put it well....sick of it! But....we all have each other and we will get past this! I want to quit, but I won't and you won't either!

I actually had NSV this am. My scale is stuck at 148. I was in my bathroom and looked at myself and I looked quite slim in my mid section....so I took measurements. My waist is down an inch to 31. My belly, which I hate, is down to 36 from 37 1/2 ( I measure around belly button) and my hips were 39 from 39.5. I measured myself April 5th.

So we will just keep on working!

K9Owner
04-17-2012, 07:36 AM
I am up early this morning to schedule an appointment to have this toenail surgically removed. There are many medical things I can solve at home. However, this is NOT one of them.
I didn't even clip my toenail for crying out loud :tantrum:

Sum38
04-17-2012, 07:41 AM
Oh Krystal good luck today! Will you need stitches?

K9Owner
04-17-2012, 07:47 AM
Oh Krystal good luck today! Will you need stitches?

Gracious! I hope not!
I watched a Uvid on it last night from The Nashville Foot and Ankle Specialist.
We have a Mid-South Foot and Ankle Specialist in the city (which is who I intend to call for an appointment).
The procedure looked pretty simple, but the Lidocaine injection looked pretty painful.
My ER nursing school friend/co-worker/running mate suggested I go ASAP.
For some reason, I always think she is smarter than me!

jomatho
04-17-2012, 07:51 AM
Jo I feel the same....you put it well....sick of it! But....we all have each other and we will get past this! I want to quit, but I won't and you won't either!

I actually had NSV this am. My scale is stuck at 148. I was in my bathroom and looked at myself and I looked quite slim in my mid section....so I took measurements. My waist is down an inch to 31. My belly, which I hate, is down to 36 from 37 1/2 ( I measure around belly button) and my hips were 39 from 39.5. I measured myself April 5th.

So we will just keep on working!

Thats great!
I don't think I will measure this month, I had such good losses in measurements last month, I think this would be a downer. You will see it on the scale next, that's how it progresses for me.

jomatho
04-17-2012, 07:52 AM
Gracious! I hope not!
I watched a Uvid on it last night from The Nashville Foot and Ankle Specialist.
We have a Mid-South Foot and Ankle Specialist in the city (which is who I intend to call for an appointment).
The procedure looked pretty simple, but the Lidocaine injection looked pretty painful.
My ER nursing school friend/co-worker/running mate suggested I go ASAP.
For some reason, I always think she is smarter than me!

Hehe, it's good to have smarter friends! Glad you are getting it outta there, watch out for the sero-sang :lol:

ItsMyTurn
04-17-2012, 07:55 AM
Krystal I had one removed. The injection wasn't too bad, my issue was the healing time. Open toed shoes and such - I was working in a place, at the time, that didn't allow that, so missed a couple days of work. It does feel a TON better once healed though!

Sum - I sooo think you should do that this fall. How awesome would it be to be doing what you love???? Sorry to quote Nike... but... JUST DO IT! :P

ItsMyTurn
04-17-2012, 07:57 AM
Oh!!!

Sum - great job on those inches down too! That's huge!!!!

Jo - I hope the scale shows you some progress real soon :) I don't think mine ever wants to move its numbers for me again, lol

K9Owner
04-17-2012, 08:01 AM
I actually had NSV this am. My scale is stuck at 148. I was in my bathroom and looked at myself and I looked quite slim in my mid section....so I took measurements. My waist is down an inch to 31. My belly, which I hate, is down to 36 from 37 1/2 ( I measure around belly button) and my hips were 39 from 39.5. I measured myself April 5th.


When I read this the first time, I thought you had gained around your belly and hips. I had to come and do a double-take on this one!

:yay: WTG :yay:

Sum38
04-17-2012, 08:02 AM
Okay....off my chair and on to my walk. No excuses Tuesday as Krystal would say. So Ta-Ta for now and see you 50 burned fat grams later. :D

Sum38
04-17-2012, 08:07 AM
Krystal just imagine a slight accent on my posts! :D if you will meet me IRL, you will always read my posts with a slight accent...lol

K9Owner
04-17-2012, 08:47 AM
Okay....off my chair and on to my walk. No excuses Tuesday as Krystal would say. :D

It is "NO Excuses" Tuesday, however...... a Doctor's excuse will have to suffice for me :(
I'm telling you....I'd rather be in pain from the weights than from this toe!!

K9Owner
04-17-2012, 09:51 AM
Well joy! I can't have it removed until tomorrow at 11am. :stress:
Another day of lying around with my foot propped up....not how I had planned to spend the week before the race!
Of course, at this rate...I will not be running :cry:

Sum38
04-17-2012, 01:07 PM
This is going to be a rant :mad:

I HATE vanity sizing! Hate it! Why are the designers catering towards obesity? I was shopping at Costco and I saw these cute dresses. I decided to get one. I almost bought size 10 but decided to get size 8 because my "real" 10's are starting to get looser. So I brought the dress home and tried it on; I was swimming in it!! I went an exchanged it to a 6 and it is still big! I need a 4... FOUR! In which universe a woman who is 7 pounds over weight wears a size 4???

My regular store does not use vanity sizing, well only their jeans run big. I get everything in size 10 there except their jeans (I need to get 8's). I hope the god that they don't change their sizing!

On a positive note. The dress looks awesome on me :D I placed a wide belt on high waist and peek-a-boo sky high heels and I looked smoking hot :dizzy:

I am having a lot of NSV's....I guess it is helping me to get out of my funk.

Jo I was thinking about my lack of mojo during my walk. I am loathing all the counting and recording. I am taking a break from it. I have no problem doing FAST5 etc. I think I will concentrate on just eating window, because I am simply sick of all that logging. It is pretty hard to over eat during 5 hour eating window. I will also keep my twice per week 22-24 fasts.

As I mentioned this morning, my tummy is slimming down. I think it is all that green tea I drink. I brew a pot in the morning and I drink it hot at first and iced later. I use decaf tea. Green tea is supposed to melt tummy fat and after 6 weeks of large consumption of it, my tummy is going down. :dunno: maybe it is not true, but hey if it is helping, I am not complaining :lol:

I am really trying to focus on positive ( except my clothing rant :lol3:) I put some sun-in for my hair before my walk and placed whitening strips on my teeth...next time one may see me there with my rollers in my hair...:crazy:..hehe....so after my walk my hair was sun kissed and smile was brighter. I may be tired of this journey, I may be upset of the curve ball life threw at me, I may have another hellish PMS month, but I WILL try my best to stay on path and stay positive.

Sum38
04-17-2012, 01:13 PM
Krystal I hope it will get taken care of tomorrow. You have done so much training, it would be heart breaking if you could not run! Maybe a little break will actually help you! Gives your body rest and you will be even stronger next week :hug:

alaskanlaughter
04-17-2012, 03:30 PM
oh krystal i hope your toe will be okay, removed or not :( my teenager struggled with horrible ingrown toenails on both big toes for years as a child and we finally ended up having both big toenails permanently removed and killed so they wont grow back...he's SO much happier now...his surgeries went fine and his recovery was quick also

ive been busy today, which i like...took the kids to school, went to the bank, recycling center, store and gas station...cleaned the kitchen, made some business calls, and then went to the gym for an hour of incline walking

now i have to get cleaned up and go to work....tonight is dinner and raking up the back yard...and i saw someone using the CUTEST rototiller to prep for planting grass seed...i SO need one of those!!

also one of my "second children" is coming to live with us for awhile...he says it's a week, we all know it will be longer...he's a kid (okay 18 year old now) who has called me his "second mommy" for years, since he was little...and his whole family left town and he is homeless so we said he could stay with us for awhile...

ItsMyTurn
04-17-2012, 04:16 PM
Krystal - I am so sorry you are stuck on your tuccus another day. I sure hope that they get that toe taken care of for you tomorrow!!! I also hope the healing happens quickly enough that you can participate in what you have trained so very hard for!

Sum - Regardless of the number on the tag, I am glad you found a dress you look smoking hot in...though I imagine that couldn't be too tough of a task to find ;) I don't blame you on the food logging... other than watching my fats, I have not logged during week, just weekends (cause I change it up a bit) - that is something that burns me out.

Alaskan - That is so nice of you and your DH to take in the kid. Sounds like a productive day for you too!

K9Owner
04-17-2012, 05:00 PM
Thanks ladies for all the :hug: and kind words! It really means alot to me :)
However,
HOW MANY MOVIES CAN ONE WATCH IN A DAY???
#bored.to.tears!!

K9Owner
04-17-2012, 05:03 PM
So I brought the dress home and tried it on; I was swimming in it!! I went an exchanged it to a 6 and it is still big! I need a 4... FOUR!

Stop bragging about being a size 4--FOUR!!
No one is buying your "rant" claim.
:rofl:
BRAT!

ItsMyTurn
04-17-2012, 05:38 PM
Krystal - Wouldn't it be "rough" to have the problem of having to "tolerate" wearing a size 4???? I wish I had problems like that, :rofl: Soooo... how many movies CAN you watch in a day? Anything good on tv?

jomatho
04-17-2012, 06:34 PM
Seriously!?!

A 4????

Waaa Waaa Waaa

:rofl:

Anyone know of a fast remedy for poison ivy? My youngest has it on his ankles and is going on a school trip to DC next week. I am hoping to have it mostly dried out by then. So far, we have just done the caladryl thing, but after he showers I am going to use either alcohol or hydrogen peroxide or apple cider vinegar (google remedies) and then going to slather with aloe plant. Also going to give him a good dose of vit c, multi, and allergy tab. Anyone have anything else?

K9Owner
04-17-2012, 09:03 PM
JO: Here's a poison ivy remedy DH swears by: "Grandma's Lye Soap" (http://www.amazon.com/Remwood-Prod-60018-Grandmas-Soap/dp/B000BPF0EA) He purchases it at a local hardware shop in the city. I'm sure you could find some in your area. Lather it on the infected area and allow it to dry on the skin--DO NOT RINSE!

Sum38
04-17-2012, 10:05 PM
Yup, now I am size 4 :smoking: :lol3:

I felt like a total :moo: tonight. We took our first self defense class...mirrors everywhere. -- There was this lady about my age who was probably 10 pounds lighter but carried her weight on her butt and thighs and she looked so pretty with her tiny waist and curvy hips. I looked like a barrel with skinny legs next to her, actually like Sponge Bob! I am no apple, I am Sponge Bob! I really need to start core training, otherwise I am always going to look funny.

Sum38
04-17-2012, 10:06 PM
Jo oh poor baby! I hope he will better soon!!!!

jomatho
04-18-2012, 07:18 AM
JO: Here's a poison ivy remedy DH swears by: "Grandma's Lye Soap" (http://www.amazon.com/Remwood-Prod-60018-Grandmas-Soap/dp/B000BPF0EA) He purchases it at a local hardware shop in the city. I'm sure you could find some in your area. Lather it on the infected area and allow it to dry on the skin--DO NOT RINSE!

Going out looking for this today! Yesterday we used him as a human experiment. One ankle we used apple cider vinegar and the other hydrogen peroxide. Then on both we rubbed the inside of an aloe plant leaf. This morning the hydrogen peroxide side looks better, but still a little angry. So after his shower this morning, I am going to do both legs with rubbing alcohol and see how it looks tonight. Then, if I can find that lye soap, we will use that tonight after his shower.

jomatho
04-18-2012, 07:29 AM
Yup, now I am size 4 :smoking: :lol3:

I felt like a total :moo: tonight. We took our first self defense class...mirrors everywhere. -- There was this lady about my age who was probably 10 pounds lighter but carried her weight on her butt and thighs and she looked so pretty with her tiny waist and curvy hips. I looked like a barrel with skinny legs next to her, actually like Sponge Bob! I am no apple, I am Sponge Bob! I really need to start core training, otherwise I am always going to look funny.

Sponge Bob my @ss. I bet you looked hot, how many women were envying your lean muscular legs? IMO it is easier to hide a belly than the lower half anyways-I have to address both!
I hope you had fun despite the mirrors! How did DD like it?

ItsMyTurn
04-18-2012, 07:36 AM
Sum - I am betting you are being your own worst critic and looked awesome ;)

Jo - Sorry, I am no help with poison ivy

Sum38
04-18-2012, 07:56 AM
Morning :sunny:

I wore a yellow shirt last night, so I was dressed for my Sponge Bob part!! Hehe! But that will be my new way of describing my bodytype. :D

The class was good. He talked about how to scan your surroundings etc, the second half was more physical. DD liked it. She did karate some years back and now she says she misses it and once to start it again. I was impressed by her kicks. I think every young woman should take a class like that.

Hey Jo, did you take a shot of that hydrogen peroxide? -- Remember when that lady told me about it and giving us extra boost? :lol: I hope your DS gets more comfortable soon. What did he do? Just boy stuff through woods?

I am fasting till 1 pm today. I did well yesterday. I think I was done eating around 5 pm. My eating window was between noon and 5 pm. I am feeling much better now that I gave myself permission to take a calorie counting break. -- I will still log in my exercise. Yes Ma'am Krystal! This is my second week of doing upper body toning.

I am on a cleaning kind of mood. I cleaned the office yesterday. Now that taxes are done, I was able to file last year away. Today I will tackle our master bathroom. I am overdue to go through all drawers and cabinets.

Keeping myself busy!

Krystal Good luck today!!

:wave: Star!

K9Owner
04-18-2012, 10:42 AM
I am on a cleaning kind of mood.


Hey Bob,
Need a Job?? Mine could be next!
:rofl:
(How could I resist NOT saying that?)

K9Owner
04-18-2012, 10:57 AM
ok, so I had a dream last night that the podiatrist came to my house and did this little toe operation in my bed! I asked him to do it as cost effectively as possible, b/c DH has been such a slacker with our insurance--basically, we have none! {{GREAT}}

So, as Dr. A was leaving, he said, "the best I can do is 1906."
I said, "Nineteen Hundred and Six Dollars!!!" :yikes:
He replied, "No, Nineteen Dollars and six cents."

This had to be a dream, right??
What Dr makes housecalls to remove toenails--and if they did, please don't stop at my house!!! :lol:

My mom is coming down to take me--so sweet of her!!
I didn't know if I'd be able to drive or not.
I was supposed to work tomorrow night, but that is defo OUT!
I can't put a real shoe on for 2 days--at least.
I feel like I am doing something wrong by "calling in" to work, b/c I feel fine, just my toe doesn't feel fine & I know there is no way I can make it 13 hrs on my feet tomorrow.
I've only called in 1 time in the 8 yrs I've been at my job and it was b/c I wasn't in the city. I was literally 6 hours from home.
Any other time, people call in like mad, but my manager and I don't mesh well. Basically b/c I'm not her bish & won't allow them to treat me like a robot!

Food/weight wise:
I've GOT to get out of this house! Yesterday I ate over 2K cals worth of food!! WHY?? Boredom! Sheer boredom. Snacks--not really junky food, well if you consider popcorn and 3 small squares of chocolate "junk"--ok I did.
But, the rest of it was PB and apples, yogurt & cottage cheese--stuff like this.
Healthy food, just too much of it!!
And all I did was watch movies and do laundry--YUCK!!
I hate tv!
:exercise: I miss my workouts. :wl: I miss lifting. :running: I miss running.

K9Owner
04-18-2012, 04:01 PM
Surgery went well :)
No complications so far.
It is still numb, so I feel nothing.
The procedure I had done was identical to the one seen here in the Nashville YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNnsGxy1SC0) vid!
I only felt 2 stings, which were not bad at all.
I didn't even feel when he initiated the needlestick, only the med when it was infusing :D :carrot:

alaskanlaughter
04-18-2012, 04:24 PM
so glad you had it taken care of and that it doesnt hurt for now :) hope the recovery is easy and painless

i spent an hour last night raking up the back yard with my teenager and we got it all done...still debating planting grass seed...people in the "know" here say to do a moss killer first although others say not to...and then fertilize with lime and then spray grass seed...they say not to till it up but the ground is so hard that i DO think i need to break it up a little bit..and they said no weed killer at the moment

also need to haul several large containers of dirt....that should be fun LOL *sarcasm* but i'm enjoying trying these new hobbies of mine

another morning here of running errands and going to the gym...another morning of a 5K walking on high incline at various fast speeds (fast for me anyhow)...

its 54 here today and sunny, which means its WARM for alaska LOL

Sum38
04-18-2012, 06:15 PM
I am so happy to hear that all went well Krystal!

I sponged off my master bath, master bedroom and hall incl. closet :)

I guess I am happy to be a sponge bob instead of an apple...making progress :lol: maybe the hourglass is just around the corner!

jomatho
04-18-2012, 06:32 PM
I sponged off my master bath, master bedroom and hall incl. closet :)

Was this an intentional pun? :rofl:

jomatho
04-18-2012, 06:46 PM
Krystal, glad all is well with you and your toe :D Glad it wasn't painful!!!

So I made the best of the day I could today. I gleaned a lot from everyone's posts yesterday: Sum was making the most of her situation and staying super positive, Krystal had to sit on her butt when all she really wanted was to workout, Alaskan and Star were getting a lot done,
soooooo I had a very productive day today, thinking about all of you!

I did my 70 min. walk and then got on the treadmill for a 3 mile run and THEN, I even did about 5 minutes of rowing!!! The rowing doesn't sound like much, but my arms were on fire, and I had to take about half the weight off from before I hurt my tailbone-boo hoo. Going to have to work back up with that. On a good note, it did not bother my tailbone, yay! Will have to try biking next to see how that feels.
Then I did laundry, vacuuming, cooking (stuffed mushrooms, cheesy broccoli soup, salad dressing, greek yogurt, frozen yogurt), ran a couple errands and am just now sitting down, phew!
So thank you to all of you for motivating me to be the best me I could be today!
I am going to try to get in double workouts the rest of this week, meaning doing at least 2 things like a walk and run or walk and elliptical or run and rowing, etc.
Gotta get the scale moving again!!! And my attitude is so much better with exercise. Pending TOM can kiss it. :chockiss:

Sum38
04-18-2012, 07:04 PM
Was this an intentional pun? :rofl:

Absolutely!!

Sum38
04-18-2012, 08:59 PM
Jo proud of you :hug: we are in this together :)

Sum38
04-18-2012, 09:01 PM
Bikinis expose 90% of the woman's body, but men are classy enough to look at only 10% that is covered!

Sum38
04-18-2012, 10:13 PM
<<<<------ See my Cujo!

K9Owner
04-19-2012, 12:14 AM
Bikinis expose 90% of the woman's body, but men are classy enough to look at only 10% that is covered!

:rofl:

K9Owner
04-19-2012, 12:14 AM
<<<<------ See my Cujo!

I thought you had a "puppy"!!!

Sum38
04-19-2012, 05:52 AM
And here she is as a "puppy"... after 5.5 mile walk and 20 minute swimming session :)

42036

Sum38
04-19-2012, 06:06 AM
Krystal How is your toe doing today? I hope not too much discomfort!! What is your recovery period?

Sum38
04-19-2012, 06:16 AM
Okay, I feel like I am totally hoarding this board :o

Jo I am fasting today. Tomorrow DH will be working from home :carrot: So maybe we can have lunch out.

I am feeling pretty good. Taking a break from MFP feels REALLY GOOOOD! I ate during my 5 h window yesterday, and I am sure I was within decent calories.
So I am fasting till 5 pm today. I am taking a longer walk today; 7.5 miles. Our day is going to be :sunny: Today is also my upper body toning day. I am proud of myself; I have stuck to my every other day toning for two weeks now. :cool: Weight is stuck at 148, but I feel skinnier :dunno:

Star How is your puppy doing? -- I love fur-babies!

Everyone have a FAB day!!

jomatho
04-19-2012, 06:59 AM
Sum, I am fasting today too:carrot:. Guess what time I am done? 5:00 ma'am! :carrot: We can do this!
I am a little hungrier than usual, so hoping I can make it. I woke up at 2:30am hungry, fell back to sleep and am still a little hungry this morning. Having some coffee now to hopefully quiet my rumbling tummy.
I think my body senses that it got some extra work yesterday. And it is going to get it today too :devil:. I will finish this thing, **** or high water! These 160s are not going to know what hit them :frypan:

K9Owner
04-19-2012, 09:44 AM
I hate losing entire posts! :tantrum:

Kristiina: I love the pic of your baby! Great job with sticking to your toning routine!!

Jo: :dust: for your fast today. Just keep yourself busy like you usually do on your fast and you will make it!! (If TOM will leave you alone)

Star: You are the Tae Bo queen :queen: I think it's awesome that you have gotten your family on board with you. Families can be tough to follow a more physical lifestyle, especially if they are used to being sedentary.

Alaskan: You crack me up talking about 54 being "warm"!! I get chilly just thinking that! I consider "warm" in the 75 degree or higher range. When is your 'adoptee' coming? You're heart is large! Bless you for taking him into your home.

:wave: Hi Larry. I hope you're lurking around and not ill again.

My toe feels better now than it did at 4 this morning when I first woke up.
Recovery time is an estimated 5 days.
My skin tends to heal quickly for some reason, so I am glad of that.
I have yet to take the bandage off of it, but I will in a bit.

Today, I have a hair appt, & I'm going to be working on an invitation project for my sister. I'm a little crafty & she asked me to do the invitations for my niece's grad party in May. I'm super excited :)
This is my bag, for sure! I already came up with the wording, now just to design the card.

jomatho
04-19-2012, 12:55 PM
Oh my, this is a tough fast today. I am determined to make it, but I am H U N G R Y! Hoping that means I am ready for a drop on the scale soon.

Krystal, good news on the toe feeling alright and also that you tend to heal quickly. I would love to see the invites when you get them done! I love crafts.

alaskanlaughter
04-19-2012, 01:00 PM
good morning :)

our "second child" came over last night...he'll be here for awhile i think, not sure how long, probably a long time...he gets to sleep in jackson's room (our 6 year old) because jackson mostly falls asleep on the couch with us at night and then comes into our bedroom later in the night...i need to get some sheets n stuff this weekend, he's stuck with Lightening McQueen blankies for now LOLOL! and he came with practically nothing, i'm not even sure what clothes he has or if he has shampoo or anything...but i'll deal with that this weekend after i get paid

also DH found a motorcycle for cheap that he wants to get...its' up the coast in haines...so that means if he gets it this weekend, he will take the state ferry on a four hour ride to the town, get the bike, and get back on teh ferry for another 4 hours back down here...there are no roads in or out of our city here, all the other places around here you either fly to or take the state ferry

that means i get to haul the giant pile of cr*p in our garage to the dump by myself on saturday if he's gone....he promised to pack it all in the truck on friday for me so all i have to do is drive up to the dump and shove it all out LOL! maybe i'll take michael to help me

michael is the "second child"....he's 18 or 19, i forget now which....he has a newborn baby with his 15 year old girlfriend *sigh* but the baby and gf stay with the gf's grandmother since her parents are also lifelong absent

i cleaned up the kitchen so far today after i got the kids to their schools....one is kindergarten, one is 8th grade so there are two schools to stop at each morning...will be going to the gym soon

K9Owner
04-19-2012, 07:50 PM
Great day for me--not eating-wise, but I did get paper for the invitations :D
I liked my new hair colorist too! DH, of course, did NOT notice--even though I am almost all the way back to blonde now :yikes: MEN!!!

Food-wise, I was doing well, up until 5pm, when I got just completely hungry while I was out! I bought yogurt, trail mix, and yogurt covered cherries! Not bad, but as usual....TOO MANY CALS!! :tantrum:

My toe is better..so that's a plus! :carrot:

Hope you are all doing well with your fasts today!

Sum38
04-19-2012, 08:04 PM
I am feeling so proud tonight. My son has always been a gentleman and people comment how polite etc he is....his baseball team, well some of the team members, decided to bully one of the players (one even urinated in this particular boys locker...sheesh) Coach asked all boys to bring their jerseys back.

Cam was first one to speak and say he is sorry if he had said something hurtful, it had not been his intention. He also said he was sorry that he did not step up when verbal "joking" took place. Another boy followed the suit...his dad is one of the school principals and much celebrated football coach....the rest of the boys stayed silent. So Cam and the other boy got their jerseys back. Coach had made a huge deal how Cam and the other boy are "leaders" and these two were not involved in any kind of bullying, and they still apologized.

Meeting ended up being productive, one of the boys had cried his eyes out, everyone ended up apologizing ( who was involved). One of the boys is on 5 day suspension, he will lose his spot. A tough lesson.

These are good kids, I don't get it! Why do some teenagers do stupid sh1t like this?

Now the joke is, team has 1 1/2 players....because Cam is a cripple...lol

K9Owner
04-19-2012, 09:17 PM
Kristiina: So glad to hear when people's children & adults DO THE RIGHT THING!! Why can't we all just do the right thing and treat others with respect.
It is a tough lesson to learn, but I hope for that child's sake the coach does NOT lessen the punishment!
:yay: Cam!!

ItsMyTurn
04-19-2012, 11:44 PM
Krystal - So glad to hear the toe is feeling better!!!! Sending thoughts of a quick recovery :) I am no Tae Bo queen, but I sure do enjoy it... be glad when I don't look like a total fool trying to remember/do his combinations though, :lol:

Sum - That sounds like a heck of a situation for the kids. Bullying is a huge deal though, so I am glad to hear the coach jumped on it. What a testament to how you have been raising your son to have him be the first to speak up on the side of what is right :)

Tonight after work I had appointment with my nutritionist. I was hoping she could shed light on why the scale has not moved since December. She took all my logs and looked carefully. The looked at my spreadsheets (yes, I am a bit OCD like that) for exercise and nutrition. She is stumped, :lol: Well! Her only "guess" is that literally for every pound of fat I am losing, I am gaining a pound of muscle. Just since February I have lost another 4.5" off waist, 2" off hips, etc... she keeps records, :lol: I don't think that sounds likely, but... she is going to do more checking into it and collaborate with the fitness coach I was working with at the beginning to hopefully get me answers. With my calorie deficit, there is no way it shouldn't be coming off - but with my new intensity levels, she wonders of the muscle portion disguising the loss.

Sum38
04-20-2012, 06:55 AM
Thanks ladies :)

Weekly weigh in, 148 up a pound :( I feel swollen and yucky. TOM is making itself known.

Fast went well, I think I over did it with green tea yesterday :lol: I was up half of the night running to potty. Maybe that is why I was up as well, usually after 24 fast I am down a pound.

DH is working from home today :woohoo: I have my walking partner again.

I wore my new dress when he got home last night ( I settled with size 6), and he said I looked really thin. Awwww! I wore the dress all day and I received many nice compliments. It felt goooood!

Okee off to do my morning chores, walk and grocery day.

jomatho
04-20-2012, 07:21 AM
Well Sum, don't feel bad, I am up a pound and a half this morning! Yuck. I feel icky and bloated. Just wish TOM would get here and be done with it. My calendar says 5 days away but I will be surprised if it doesn't come early.
The worst part is I have to get dressed up tonight for a formal banquet/awards ceremony feeling like this? Yuck.
So today's mission is operation water loss. My friend cannot walk so I am going to run until the cows come home :moo: (and hopefully sweat out about 3 pounds of water :lol:), I am going to drink lots of water/tea, eat no carbs until the dinner and see what that does for me.
I hope drinking lots won't backfire on me and I end up puffier than I am :lol: I was trying to drink extra yesterday, but I could tell not as much was coming out as going in.
Not going to be a good weigh in week, darn it and I have been so so "good". I know it is just water, but it frustrates me to no end. I would really like to be done with the weight loss part of things so these water fluctuations don't mean as much. On the other hand, maybe a week from now I will be enjoying a whoosh. Who knows. :shrug:

ItsMyTurn
04-20-2012, 07:30 AM
Sum - Of course you got compliments! Even though you are critical of yourself, the DH and other see what really exists ;) It's amazing how "normally" something looks one way... then as women we stand in front of the mirror and see a totally distorted view of what's there. I think it's a reset of the mind from what we are used to. Size 6 is small, your progress is amazing!!!!

Jo - I have no doubt that is all water out to haunt you. Keeping fingers crossed that it leaves you for your formal banquet. It would make it way more fun to get all dressed up, then if you felt blah. :hug:

K9Owner
04-20-2012, 07:44 AM
GM all :wave:
I am sleeping in today--0530!! :lol:
Then dh informs me he forgot he has to be at work at 7!!! :fr:
Oh well, early it is. I'll probably nap this afternoon.
Market day for me as well.

And since all of us are doing the same thing, I feel yucki right along with you all :rolleyes:

Star: I hope you have a great day at work today. It's Friday!! :yay: for you.
Not so much for me. I'll be saving lives this weekend :)

Jo: You're quite the party girl! Getting dressed up is nice once in a while! I hope you have fun tonight :)

Kristiina: :woohoo: for P being home!! I know you are happy. Walk an extra mile just for the QT ;)

K9Owner
04-20-2012, 07:48 AM
LOL! maybe i'll take michael to help me



:lol: put him to work the 1st day!! I like it :)
BTW.....nothing wrong w/Lightening Mcqueen--long as they are clean, right??
:rofl:

Sum38
04-20-2012, 06:06 PM
Have fun tonite Jo

ItsMyTurn
04-20-2012, 06:36 PM
Krystal - You are cracking me up! :lol: Hope you had good luck at the market :) How's the toe?

K9Owner
04-20-2012, 11:32 PM
I ended up NOT going to the market today & working on the invitations. They are fun to do, but very time consuming.

DH texted me & said, "There's something wrong with the fridge."
I asked what was wrong with it.
He said, "I can see all of the shelves--all the way to the back. We have no food!"
:lol:
I can't wear ALL the hats!

K9Owner
04-21-2012, 08:35 AM
:wave: Morning All
I may be MIA for a bit. I work tonite & Sunday nite. Then, next week my parents and I are going camping! They will be fishing. I will be :running: :crossed: this toe is healed by then!!!
Next week at this time, I will be in Nashville :yay:

Taking a week off without counting cals is one thing….
Taking a week off of exercise is altogether a different story.
I seriously DO NOT recommend it, esp. if you are used to eating to compensate for the extra cals burned.

Hope you all have something fun planned for the weekend. It's raining here, so a PERFECT time to go to the hospital and work.

jomatho
04-21-2012, 09:05 AM
Hi everyone :wave:
We had a great time last night, I drank a little too much, but that's another story. Really, thinking back over the course of the night, I counted 3 glasses of wine and one beer. Not so much, but I woke up at 2:30 last night needing to chug some water and take some ibuprofen to ward off a hangover, oops. Maybe I went into it a little dehydrated.
I decided not to weigh in today and may not weigh in until after TOM. Just not worth it to me right now. I wonder if I could get to the point where I only weigh in once per week??? I need to find ways to be a little less restrictive without letting go. I cannot fathom doing what I am doing now for the rest of my life, all the weighing in, logging, counting, tracking. I just want to eat well and move a lot and get rid of the obsessive behaviors. Do you guys think that is possible?
I just feel so unsettled. I want to be at goal and be done with this part. This is probably PMS talking, don't mind me.

K9Owner
04-21-2012, 10:49 AM
I decided not to weigh in today and may not weigh in until after TOM. Just not worth it to me right now. I wonder if I could get to the point where I only weigh in once per week??? I need to find ways to be a little less restrictive without letting go. I cannot fathom doing what I am doing now for the rest of my life, all the weighing in, logging, counting, tracking. I just want to eat well and move a lot and get rid of the obsessive behaviors. Do you guys think that is possible?

Seriously! I have been thinking the exact same thing.
Esp. with the weighing. I haven't hardly weighed at all this week. I mean--why should I? Only to be defeated by a number. My clothes tell me I am roughly the same weight.
As far as logging...well.....that's another story.
I'm not sure if I'm ready to part with MFP.
I want to STOP obsessing about food & I think MFP promotes an obsession in me to obsess about the #s.
I did stop hitting the "Finished Logging for the Day" button, which has helped.
It is never accurate anyway, so why bother.
I do tend to overeat on healthy food or unhealthy food, so it really doesn't matter if I eat apples or candy, I'm probably still going to overeat. Why?
I seriously don't know why all of a sudden I am just famished.


Anyway: I went to the market this a.m. HOW FRIGGIN DEPRESSING!!
I used to go to the market, spend $100 and not have gotten hardly anything.
Today, it was $215 & I seriously bought 2 bags of chicken tenderloins, 1 pork tenderloin, 2 bags of chicken strips, 1 (4-pack) of turkey burgers, & 2 ground turkey packs with stuff to make a salad!
WTH???
I don't know how people buy food, beer, & cigs...along with kiddos & other addictions & still have $ for their cost of living expenses. There are only 2 of us (& 2 K9s--which I need to get a tax break for :lol: )
J keeps saying our 2 are going to have to get a job!! :rofl:

I haven't had a raise on my job for at least 5 yrs & other companies don't just up and give their employees a major cost of living raise.
This is just ridiculous & it's only getting worse :(
**End Rant**

ItsMyTurn
04-21-2012, 12:32 PM
Jo - I am betting you CAN get to that point... just not going to be overnight. :) You have come a long ways in getting rid of obsessive behaviors... or at least replacing bad obsessions with good ones, LOL!

Krystal - Hope work isn't going to be so hard on that toe. I bet you are looking forward to Nashville. I totally sympathize with financial frustrations. DH got laid off AGAIN yesterday morning - and we are back to just my income with 3 kids...and I don't make very much, not gonna lie.

As for me - finally seeing drops in the scale. :woohoo: 189.4 this morning. I examined when the plateau started in December.... I added a muffin and would have sandwich now and then. Started to wonder if break (or something in it) was reacting with IBS and preventing loss. Nutritionist didn't believe that would be possible with my intensity of exercise and calorie deficit - well, I gotta try something. It's been one official week since I tried... I was at 192.8 (where I had been FOREVER it seems)... and bam... 189.4 now?? Hmmm... think I may have found my issue- whether nutritionist believes or not. :)

jomatho
04-21-2012, 12:51 PM
Star, a big :congrat: to you for breaking into the 180s! That is awesome :woohoo:

Sum38
04-21-2012, 01:04 PM
Krystal I hear you!! We decided to start eating all "real" food... so now when I go and get pasture raised, grass fed beef or wild caught salmon; 4 days worth of meat/chicken/fish is nearly $80.

I swear we all have our up and downs at the same time, like we are all linked. (Linkedin...hehe)

ItsMyTurn
04-21-2012, 01:04 PM
Thank you Jo!!!!! I thought I was doomed at that plateau... finally!!!

Sum38
04-21-2012, 01:06 PM
Star You go girl!! 180's!!! F A B U L O U S!!!

K9Owner
04-21-2012, 04:20 PM
:yay: STAR :yay:

Sum38
04-21-2012, 08:25 PM
I ran across this guy's website when I was researching IF.

http://www.jorgecruise.com/storage/BFC%20EXTREME%20FREE%20Menu.pdf


I am going to follow his 3 day eating plan this upcoming week. I will do 24 fast; I ate around 3 pm today (way too much and 800 calories worth chocolate covered raising :eek:)...therefore I will fast tomorrow and follow his eating plan for the following 3 days. He even adds 5-10 oz of wine :o

K9Owner
04-21-2012, 10:07 PM
Kristiina: Very interesting! Let me know how you do with that plan for 3 days.
One more week of carb load, then I can get serious!!

Sum38
04-21-2012, 10:47 PM
Sassy Water

2 liters water (about 8 ˝ cups)
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced
12 small mint leaves.

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and let flavors blend overnight.

ETA: I just made it. I did not have fresh ginger, but I added a pinch of powdered ginger. I had dried mint leaves from my garden (from last year)

Sum38
04-21-2012, 10:51 PM
I am trying this for dinner tomorrow, looked interesting

Crock Pot Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Turkey Chili
Submitted by: LERBICELLA

A sweet little twist on the classic turkey chili...
Minutes to Prepare: 15
Minutes to Cook: 150
Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

1 Package - 99% Fat Free Ground Turkey (I use Shday Brook Farms, which only comes in 1.23 lb, or about 3 lb pacakges. I use the 1.23 lb package for this recipe)
1 can - Kidney beans (do not drain liquid)
12 oz. - Any tomato sauce (homemade or jar)
1/2 jar - Old El Paso Fresh Mexican Style Smooth Pineapple Chile Salsa
5 oz. - Crushed Pineapple (I use Dole crushed pineapple in juice)
Chili Powder (as much or as little as suits your taste)



Directions
- Brown the turkey over medium heat until no longer pink.
- Drain any excess fat.
- Combine all ingredients in a crock pot.
- Cook on high for 2.5 hours.
- Top with low fat sharp cheddar or fat free sour cream, if it suits you.

Tip: This dish tends to have a little kick to it due to the Pineapple Chile Salsa, so if you prefer something a little less spicy, I recommend skipping the extra chili powder.

Makes approximately 5-6 servings.

Number of Servings: 5

CALORIES: 172.6 | FAT: 2.6g | PROTEIN: 24g | CARBS: 14.6g | FIBER: 2.1g

Adding; red pepper. corn and sweet onion. I am rinsing the beans to avoid extra sodium and adding water or chicken stock if needed.

alaskanlaughter
04-21-2012, 10:58 PM
that sounds like a good recipe...i havent tried cooking anything new in awhile

ugh what a day :( busy this morning with errands and chores...decided not to do the work to the lawn because it's too expensive and time-intensive for me, wanted to till the outside of the fence and put flower seeds down but DH doesnt want me to do that, talked about starting a vegetable garden but it's not gonna work out either the way i'd hoped it would...and THEN there's more drama with my sister

she struggles with mental health problems and alcohol use...they've been drinking alot lately, she fell out of bed (loft bed kind of) while drunk/passed out and damaged her knee where it may need surgery but doesnt remember falling out of it because of being drunk(?)...her neighbor says her bf has been beating on her but i'm not sure i believe the neighbor either...or if any of that is connected...she texted me last night at midnight and then called my phone before i was even awake this morning...said that the voices in her head have identified itself as our dead sister (yes we actually DO have a dead sister)

neighbor gets ahold of me thsi afternoon....sister and her bf got in a verbal fight with neighbor's DH, threatened to kill him and then they left in bf's truck which is strewn with empty beer cans and her bf is on probation and not supposed to drink....police are looking for them now

OMGGGG (!) i just want to pull my hair out....what a freaking frustrating and exasperating day!!

ItsMyTurn
04-22-2012, 12:16 AM
Sum and Krystal - Thank you for the props :D I was stoked to see the plateau break... FINALLY!!!! Here's hoping it continues

Sum - that sounds like an interesting plan. He seems to use a bunch of dairy and creamy stuff in the recipes though, so not an option for me. I have been checking into IF and looking around myself, just mainly so I understand what you all are doing more :) I like to know how to properly encourage ;) You all offer up so much support for me, I do try to reciprocate

Alaskan - sounds like a mess and a lot on a plate at your place

Krystal - Hope work goes well for you

Today it was 103 according to the news, all I knew is it was HOT :) I didn't do an official workout, but hung by/in the pool all day - rough life I gotta tell ya, :lol: Tomorrow it's supposed to be a few degrees warmer, so going to do my run in the morning before the temps start to rise too high. It won't be very encouraging for my son in the direction of fitness if mommy collapses on the run, :rofl: Have a super night all!

K9Owner
04-22-2012, 03:22 AM
Another MFPer & 3FCer lives in CA & reported it was 104 there today!!
Uhm....helloooooo
How about spreading the heat around :lol:
It was in the 60s here!!
I'm ready for 80s!! 90s!!!
I'd settle for 75 at this point!!

Alaskan: I wouldn't even know what to say to you in the midst of all that drama! WOW!! :hug: to you. That MUST be tough between sisters. My sissy and I are close. I couldn't imagine if she were anything like your sister.

Work is rescheduled for Sun & Mon night, due to low census.
I'm not complaining. I worked more on the invitations. I am miraculously almost finished!!

Sum38
04-22-2012, 09:44 AM
I have been doing a lot of soul searching.

-- Working is out. Just because of our family dynamics, I had very little left after taxes and third, MI is dead; I would have really hard time finding a position :( -- Soooo.... I think I am going to go back to school. I will do medical field (Krystal is probably screaming noooooo). I am interested in two areas; Pharmacy and PA (Anesthetist). I have nothing but time right now, and college would be discounted because my DD is starting this fall, and even further discounts when DS starts it. PLUS, I love school.

I need something. I am busy with the kids, but they are nearly grown. I am alone all day long at home, and meeting friends for lunch got old pretty quick.

What do you think? Plus walking around campus would be good exercise :D

Sum38
04-22-2012, 09:45 AM
Alaskan Yikes! My sis is a total nut case, but she does not have problems like yours. Sorry!

Star that is HOT. -- 55 here but sunny. Looking forward to a nice, cool walk.

ItsMyTurn
04-22-2012, 11:58 AM
Sum - I think that is a great plan! I am going back for criminal justice with side of sociology (as soon as the wait list gets to me) while working full time and 3 kids. If I can do it, you can totally rock it!!!!

K9Owner
04-22-2012, 12:42 PM
Sounds like a great plan Kristiina.
Although, me--personally-I'd consider MOVING first!!

Sum38
04-22-2012, 05:42 PM
My family is in constant change :lol: DD decided that she does not want go away for college. I don't blame her. She skipped a grade and she just started freaking out for being on her own, so she will do pre-pharm program 10 minutes away from home. It is a great school and she has a full ride there. She will be part of their honor's college with class sizes 10-20 :woohoo: It will also save us a ton what comes to room and board etc. Pharm D program is a PhD program and on 4th year she will start paying for PhD credit hour fees. So I am not sad at all :dance: I was worried about her, so this will buy atleast another year at home; maybe she will get an apartment with some girls next year.... so this changed our moving plans. We will stay here atleast for 3 more years then. I could start my courses as well.

Back to weightloss :lol3:

I did 24 h fast and it was really easy. I was so dumb yesterday.....I kinda gorged on cheese and chocolate covered raisins...so I was in pain until this afternoon :lol: I did not WANT to eat. -- When am I going to learn that I can not eat cheddar cheese in large quantities???!!! :mad: I made nachos for myself and I did not skimp on cheese.
I did not weigh this am, it was probably horrid.

I have been drinking my sassy water all day and I really like it. It is supposed to be good on tummy bloat (not just after cheese indulgent, but any..hehe). I bought fresh ginger and mint and I will make another pitcher for tomorrow.

I have Crock Pot Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Turkey Chili just about ready and what I can tell, it is quite tasty. Tastes like Sweet and Sour chicken.

Tomorrow I will start following my 3 day belly fat cure diet. (Ugh, I hate that word).

I walked with P and Shadow, and now it is time for me to torture my upper body.

Ta-Ta for now.

alaskanlaughter
04-22-2012, 06:35 PM
happy earth day!! :) i went for a 7 mile bike ride instead of a car drive this afternoon in celebration :) i had rest days from the treadmill this weekend, i planned it that way...i did a 5K for 5 days straight of fast incline walking and chose to give my body a rest...but i just couldnt resist doing SOMETHING so i went for a bike ride instead...was a nice ride, almost sunny and temps in the low 50s...am also doing errands and laundry today and put a pork bbq in the oven to slow roast...

as for my sister, things turned out as good as could be i suppose....they came back to their trailer, cops showed up and banged on their door, they refused to open the door, bf's probation officer showed up so they let him in...her bf passed his breathalyzer test (probation requirement) and cops searched their trailer and didnt find anything....because they hid it while they refused to open the door to begin with...my sister who reeked of alcohol said she laid in bed and pretended to be passed out drunk so the cops wouldnt harass her *sigh* and nothing ever came of it....no charges, her bf is fine on his probation, etc....chalk up a few more gray hairs on MY head though ughhh

jomatho
04-22-2012, 07:04 PM
Hey all, I just wanted to drop in quickly to say I am doing alright, I have been pretty busy this weekend getting my youngest ready for his first track meet of the season on Tues. and for his trip to DC on Wednesday. What a chore.

Not sure what my goals are for this week, I usually have some kind of plan. I guess I will just do the same ****, different week :lol:

ItsMyTurn
04-22-2012, 09:34 PM
Got in the C25K program, with an added walk. I do it outside and was making longer strides... so when I hit halfway, I kept going same direction down the dirt road. Then when I did turn, realized how far I went so took a few extra minutes in 95 degree weather to get home :lol: That made the heart work harder, so I do have to watch that. However, felt awesome!

alaskanlaughter
04-23-2012, 01:16 AM
i feel like i dodged a bullet tonight lol...cravingggg ice cream like none other...i know its because TOM is a day away and my calories were already a little high for the day....we went to the store for a HUGE tub of ice cream, because all 3 kids and DH like to eat it...i also bought one of those little "milkshake in a pint" things that u just add milk to...and i ate a few bites of the tub of ice cream and actually turned my nose up at it LOL which is odd...it just wasnt what i wanted...so i blended my little milkshake for 250 calories and it was exactly what i wanted....so i feel like i satisfied my huge craving without falling headfirst into a tub of ice cream/endless calories....

im also a fan of satisfying my cravings with EXACTLY what i want to eat....because i know myself and if i crave something, if i eat something else i still crave it, so i'll eat something ELSE and it wont work, repeat on end...until i finally cave to what im craving....and end up consuming massive amounts of calories when it would have been LESS calories to just eat the darn thing to begin with....and then my craving is over and i never want any more

the tub of ice cream is still in the fridge and everyone ate some....i didnt eat any more of it....i wont tomorrow, or the day after....i satisfied my craving, it was 250 calories, and im done....but i feel like i BARELY avoided a nosecrash into that tub lol

EDIT: and when i say 3 kids im including the 18 year old who moved in with us....plus i also have a 14 year old and a 6 year old, all boys

Sum38
04-23-2012, 08:51 AM
I posted my flat belly food plan on MFP food diary for the next 3 days, if anyone is interested in trying it with me.

I guess the big thing is not to use added salt, and all spices with sugar added is out. I think I will just sprinkle garlic powder or curry or paprika on my grilled items. I will brush olive oil on before grilling. Monosaturated fats are encouraged.

I really enjoy this Sassy water, though :D

BTW, the crock pot meal was amazing last night. Everyone loved it, and so easy to make.

jomatho
04-23-2012, 10:30 AM
I posted my flat belly food plan on MFP food diary for the next 3 days, if anyone is interested in trying it with me.

I guess the big thing is not to use added salt, and all spices with sugar added is out. I think I will just sprinkle garlic powder or curry or paprika on my grilled items. I will brush olive oil on before grilling. Monosaturated fats are encouraged.

I really enjoy this Sassy water, though :D

BTW, the crock pot meal was amazing last night. Everyone loved it, and so easy to make.

I was thinking about joining you, but this week while my youngest is gone to DC, I was planning to make mexican at least a couple nights because that weird child does not like mexican food :shrug:
So while you are melting away belly fat, I will be indulging in mexican food :rofl:

ItsMyTurn
04-23-2012, 11:45 AM
Sum - Great job getting to business with belly fat melting! I hope you find it to be effective!!! Glad to hear everyone liked last night's crock pot meal - so it will help you AND taste good... win-win!

Jo - Does the child not like ALL mexican food or just most? I fall into the category of not liking most, but... I do like some mexican food. Although down here I am surrounded by it :lol:

Finished off last night with Bootcamp Abs with the 2 oldest kidlets. So today I am more tan for hanging by/in the pool a lot of the weekend during our triple digit weather, and feeling invinsible physically for doing cardio and core yesterday :) Woot! Great way to start my Monday

K9Owner
04-23-2012, 05:10 PM
Super Adrenaline Rush woke me up at 1400 (2pm).
It's going to make for a VERRRRRRY Looooong night :cry:
I hate I told our head nurse (HN) I would work tonight.
I have so much to do.

My girlfriends are texting me--super excited about the upcoming weekend--just really ready to run.
Godspeed Healing for my toe! We're almost there!! :woohoo:

jomatho
04-24-2012, 11:13 AM
Where is everyone today?

I got in a great workout on the elliptical of all things. No walk today so I decided to start with HIIT and just went from there. Felt great, worked some diff muscles because I felt like J-E-L-L-O by the time I was done. Still do a little.
Well, I was wrong, TOM has not come early. Still waiting. I have the notorious headache today and was crampy yesterday, so I expect either tonight or tomorrow, right on time. Just when I thought I knew it all.

I popped over to MFP to check on calories/carbs in quinoa and just decided to go ahead and log today, what the heck, I feel like it today.
DS has a track meet today, about 50 minutes out of town, so I will stop eating at about 3:30 and try to complete a 24 hour fast til tomorrow. I may do this on Tues/Wed for the next 6 weeks, just to jive with the track meet days. Not sure what day my other 24 hour will be, if I do a second one.

I have been playing around with making greek yogurt ice cream and it is soooooo yummy. Here is the link I have been working from, but I have been doing strawberry and honey. I used my blender instead of a food processor. Tastes like soft serve fro-yo.
http://www.anediblemosaic.com/?p=6328&cpage=1#comments

Today I am going to mix one package of FF/SF pudding mix to 1 quart yogurt and freeze it. Then I will put cocoa nibs in while processing and maybe some nuts. Yummmmmmm. I have been writing down all kinds of ideas of mix ins and flavors I want to try.

jomatho
04-24-2012, 11:22 AM
Okay, I wasn't done, but at least it posted above instead of losing my post!!!!

Sum, how is the diet/menu going? I haven't looked at your mfp diary to see how it is going.

K9, you must be getting very excited! Glad to hear the toe is almost there! I hope you can update us this weekend!

Star, DS doesn't like the taste of anything mexican, I think it is the cumin flavor or something. He doesn't even like nacho chips or taco bell, what American teenager doesn't like taco bell???? There is one meal that is a favorite of his that I tease him about because it is mexican, but he loves it and that is mexican stuffed shells. But the recipe is very simple, just browned ground turkey, corn, black beans and salsa, stuffed into jumbo pasta shells and baked with cheese on top. Only think I can think of is that there aren't those overwhelming mexican seasonings in that, just salsa. I really don't know how I produced a kid that hates mexican food, I would eat it a couple times a week if I could. Give me a margarita to wash it down with and I am a happy, happy girl :)

Alaskan, good job avoiding that ice cream, maybe you would like the greek yogurt fro-yo!

Sum38
04-24-2012, 04:37 PM
Happy Tuesday :sunny:

So my 3 day flat belly cure turned into 1 :( -- It is PMS time and I want to eat everything in sight. I broke down and had chips and guacamole (Thanks Jo :lol3:) I am just sick of thinking about food and how to eat and what NOT to eat. I want to be 125 pounds, right now, size 4/6 and have chips and salsa a few times per month without feeling guilty. I just feel so "done" and burned out. Must be TOM talking.

-- I am seriously thinking about getting that tummy tuck done. I like my legs and my arms are getting thinner, but having some fat removed from my belly would really make a huge difference in my life. -- One of my friends think that I am totally vain for even thinking about it ....but this belly is just depressing me beyond belief.

I was going to take a day off from walking but my belly felt huge and bloated and I still wanted to reach for food so I dragged myself out there as a distraction. I am glad I did...maybe I burned 6 of those chips off...hehe! It lifted my mood a bit as well, it is hard to stay depressed when nature is so beautiful and sun is shining.
I am have sooo thirsty today. I am amazed how some days I struggle getting down 48 oz of water and like today I have already drained 100oz. -- And I have barely used the potty :o I fear when I am at my self defense class tonight, I will be running to bathroom every 10 minutes.


Jo Sounds like you are giving TOM a good kick in it's butt with that eliptical, good girl!! -- That greek yogurt ice cream sounds heavenly!! I talked to P about a month ago getting a yogurt maker. Funny thing, Finland out of all places, has the best dairy products. There is a mail order company out of Canada that sells starter kits for different yogurts and many of them come from Finland. -- One yogurt I really miss is called Bulgarian yogurt, it is kinda like greek yogurt but thicker and creamier. Now you gave me that idea back....plus making own yogurt would save a ton of $, atleast in this household where we seem to consume gallons of it per month. AND I could control what goes in and make it all organic.



Krystal :woohoo: I am excited for you. I am so proud of you as well. You did it!! The race is almost here. Do you feel that your muscles are rested?

Star I was sooo jealous when I read about your weekend by the pool and hot weather. -- You sound so happy and strong and healthy!!!

Where is Larry? :(

Alaskan I keep those milkshakes as well in my freezer....I also started keeping the skinny cow icecream bars as well, they are tasty and usually one will curb my craving.

K9Owner
04-24-2012, 05:17 PM
I feel like a :moo:
I look like one too
& I have the weight of a small one!
151!!! WTF???

I hate having to be a slave to counting calories!
TOM reared his ugly head on Sunday.
I had one of the worst nites at work last night. I won't even go there.
Stress Stress Stress!
Came home and stress ate my way to sleep--1/2 box of child-like cereal later and I was out for 6 hrs!
I hate what I have become.
This is pure madness.
I have worked to hard to gain all this weight back.
This dang toe cannot heal quickly enough & I have zero control over food, as I am just thinking about food all the d@mn time.