100 lb. Club - Accountability, Menus, Plans, Exercise, Stuff.......April




mj5
04-02-2012, 09:23 PM
Here is place where you can find some accountability, write down your food plan, or excecise and other helpful things.

Please feel free to join in!


mj5
04-02-2012, 09:25 PM
Hi! I put my progress pics in March's thread, but I'll put them here too, just in case everyone misses them. These are my "anniversary" pics. 3/17/11 and 3/16/12. 113lbs and 56"

http://i969.photobucket.com/albums/ae178/marisfan/MJ20120yr20comp20frt113.jpg

http://i969.photobucket.com/albums/ae178/marisfan/MJ20120yr20comp20side113.jpg

http://i969.photobucket.com/albums/ae178/marisfan/MJ20120yr20comp20bck113.jpg

Beverlyjoy
04-02-2012, 10:01 PM
MJ - these photos tell the story my friend. AWESOME

I hope your trainer studies are going well!

I've been at a stall... but, I will never give up.


Jinxy
04-02-2012, 10:45 PM
:wave:, everyone. I've been busy last week and had to recoup so I took a few days off exercising and a day off from weighing. But not to worry I am back and going at it again. I took a 30 min bike ride today wished I could have gone for more but it seems that my stamina just couldn't keep up :(.

mj5 - Great going! Nice job and great pics of yourself :carrot::carrot::carrot:. :bravo::cp::congrat::cheer3::woohoo:

jab91864
04-03-2012, 07:35 AM
MJ you look GREAT !!!!

Beverlyjoy
04-03-2012, 10:05 AM
Hi!.. I seem to be getting back my mojo with food. I am taking meds that make me retain water - that just 'messes' with my mind. However, I am moving forward again.

Yesterday:
planned/measured/logged food
no seconds
stretches and strengthening
lots of water
left one bite at every meal/snack
tried to eat slower

I've planned for a healthy day.

Hi Jab!!!
Jinxy - always good to recoup. Give yourself credit for that 30 minute ride!

Have a great day to all.

mj5
04-03-2012, 09:45 PM
Hi everyone! Hope you are doing well! My new workout kicked my booty! Wow. Felt good, though. SO excited about the 10k walk this Saturday!!! Can't wait to share it with you.


Beverlyjoy--Thank you! They are going well. Not as fast as I would like, but slow and steady is good. Never giving up is the key! Oh....silly meds! I feel your pain my friend. I 'knew' I was having an issue w/ a med....but still....keep at it. You can do it!

Jinxy--Everyone needs a break sometimes. Thanks!

jab--nice to see you! Thank you!

Enjoy your evening!

Kitcherella
04-04-2012, 04:01 AM
Hey all!

All is well here. 3 days of work left and then nearly two weeks of rest. 23 days smoke-free and very motivated to be as healthy as can be.
Especially after seeing your pictures Mj!!! What a difference! I also found one similarity which I liked - you are smiling in both pics! most people look really depressed in the before photo and I don't like that. Congratulations on your year-long persistence, effort and success. :cp:
Beverlyjoy - just like you said, never give up. Bravo for doing all those things daily and enjoying it.
jinxy - 30 mins on the bike is 30 more than 0! Good job!

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”
Buddhist Proverb

Take care!

mj5
04-04-2012, 10:29 PM
Hi! Awesome gym workout tonight! I was sweating up a storm!

Kitcherella--CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 23 days smoke free is awesome! Thank you! Funny story behind the "before" pics....well, first, I did NOT want to take them (who does, right?) Then....between the dogs running around and me closing my eyes....it took MANY tries before we got one we could use. I was laughing at my DH who was being funny.

Elizabeth779
04-05-2012, 04:16 AM
Hi MJ -- great pics -- very inspirational --and Kitcherella -- good for you for 23 days without the cigs....that is inspirational too. conquering any addiction helps us with out food issues.

I'm struggling -- big time -- I'm having some office politics junk go on that really has my head turned around -- a close friend I thought has played me as a pawn in some office political stuff and I just don't think a friend should do that.....I have to get my mind off it and get back to working on healthy eating and get my arse back in the gym. MJ, your posts about that gym really do inspire me to get back. I had a great workout Monday so need to go back, and need to get back to healthier eating.

You all have a great day -- the accountability thread is great. I'm expecting my next post to show I'm back on track, accountable to myself, positive in action, eating healthy, and gaining fitness, losing fat in the gym.

Elizabeth

lottie63
04-05-2012, 07:55 PM
*hangs head in shame*

I'm back ladies! This has always been my fave thread.

I've regained almost half of what I lost. I wasn't doing very well for a few months. I Didn't realize until recently that my mental health being wonky was what was keeping me gaining. But as soon as I started experiencing multiple med changes over the last six months, the more I gained. Now that I'm back to being stable I'm also back on plan.

I find it so much easier, when I'm unstable my weight is the last thing I'm worried about, just glad that I am catching it before I gain it all back!

Update....my book should be done by the end of summer. Work is good, everything is great with my bf, we just had our 17 year anniv. :) Life is back on track. hurrah.

Anyhow, today:

b: 1 oz almonds, almond milk, 1/2 of a blondie
l: black beans, rice, grilled veggies with bbq sauce, corn, and hot salsa (delicious!)
s: Homemade guacamole and gf almond crackers
d: potatoes and carrots in indian spices
s: GIANT salad :)

I'm in a study right now, and I've decided only to weight when they weigh me once a month, I am trying not to obsess on the scale. Some days I FEEL great and feel like I LOOK good, but then I weigh and my self esteem tanks, so, no more of that for a bit.

Glad to be back. :)

lottie63
04-05-2012, 07:56 PM
mj lookin' good lady!

mj5
04-05-2012, 09:28 PM
Hi everyone! Just popping in before I finish getting ready for my ROADTRIP tomorrow! I am heading to a friend's house for overnight. We are doing a 10k walk in Central Park on Saturday morning. I am SO SO SO excited!!!

Elizabeth and lottie--Great to see you both here! Thank you :)

I'll check in when I get back!

Elizabeth779
04-06-2012, 07:00 AM
mj -- have fun on the central park walk -- woooo hooooooo you go gal!

lottie -- you're in the right place, and It's great you're in a study.

I'm still the same.....but today things got better at the office. she retired, a good friend called me and we had a long talk tonight, I've just got to get my nose in a computer at work and ignore the office politics stuff.

Here's to us for a good day tomorrow!

Auty
04-06-2012, 06:44 PM
Hey, sorry I have been MIA for a few days, had to deal with a few hard challenges and strong emotions. I want to apologize before you read my post because its going to be long and I totally understand if you want to just skip it, I just need to get it all out.

I had an extremely stressful weekend with my husband who had to complete something that was 205 pages for school, it was pretty intense and was due on the 2nd and it drained me working on that with him. I dont know if it was the stress from that, that caused the down hill spiral but it couldnt have helped. I dealt with some intense cravings, and made some choices that I am not exactly proud of. We both over ate during this time period, thats just a cold hard fact that I have to accept. What didnt happen though was the fast food trap, the chowing down on a whole bag of lays potato chips (tho I did consume 4 servings of Kettle cooked organic salt and vinegar chips in one sitting:nono:), and we stayed away from unhealthy processed foods. I did eat my calories in dark chocolate, eggs, veggies, and home-made salsa and tortilla chips. It was a small comfort to be able to turn to better choices this time but next time this happens (I know it will because life doesnt stop because you are trying to watch what you eat) I am hoping I can focus more on the over-eating portion of control. I thought for sure I would gain 10lbs but according to the scale the last few days it was around 1-2lbs.

It seems like once it rains it pours, my husband only has 3 more weeks of school and then he graduates with his Masters, and then that leaves 1 year of dissertation and 1 year of internship and while its exciting and awesome that the class portion of his degree is over, its almost terrifying. All he has known since he was 16 years old is college (he started early and has spent the last 10 years chasing his dream of having his PhD in his field, but now that its drawing near its like, what do I do once the chase is over?), and our whole relationship has been while at least one of us was in school. So its stressful trying to imagine what the new changes are going to mean for us. We also have a friend that is going through a separation and she is going to come and stay the next 3 weeks with us until her apartment opens up, and while I am not really stressed about her being here (she is great company) I feel like I may be taking on some of her stress just because I feel a great deal of empathy for her, and literally the day after she leaves my husbands family (4 members) are going to be coming to stay in our apartment (600sq ft 2 bedroom) for 2 weeks to be here for my husbands graduation. These are great people and I enjoy them and their company but they are from an island that has limited food choices and once they come to the city they enjoy eating out (they never get to at home so I understand this) but I am worried about making the right food choices while they are here, and how it will affect us financially (eating away from home is expensive). Then literally 1 day after my husbands family leaves, I have a cousin I have never met coming to visit (my mother was adopted and just recently found some of her biological family). I have also stopped taking 2 of my medicines (doctor has allowed it since they were preventative) and I have no idea what type of imbalance they can be causing. In the middle of all this a young local woman who was abducted 2 months ago was found in a local lake, my husband and I had helped in placing flyers around our town and the local city and I know I am not going through the amount of heartache that her family is going through but its still breaking my heart and I think about it often, its not the end that any of us wanted and I am feeling somewhat spiritually crushed.

*sighs* thanks for letting me get all of that out, hopefully it will help me move past these emotions I am feeling.
Still trucking along, and hoping everyone else is doing well!

mj5- your pictures are AMAZING! You are such an inspiration and thank you so much for sharing these with us! I am sorry to hear about the drama at your job coming back and I hope that it ceases to exist! I am excited for you and your 10k walk this weekend! Take some pictures! It would be awesome to get to walk in Central Park, well for me anyway!

Beverlyjoy- I love your attitude of never giving up!

Jinxy- something is always better than nothing and your stamina will catch up. recouping is good to, I feel better after having a few days of trying to get my mind back in the challenge.

Kitcherella - so awesome 23 days free! You are an amazing woman! And yay for time off from work, rest rest rest!

Elizabeth779 - :) Welcome!

Lottie63- welcome back!

Jinxy
04-06-2012, 08:14 PM
Just wanted to come on and update everyone along with doing some personals. I've lost another 1.1 pounds today now I can officially celebrate leaving the 270's behind :carrot: :yay:. I've been very busy with my college classes (math is so rough on me :frypan: ) luckily I only have two more weeks of class then it's spring break for me :yay:. My husband and I are seeing about getting away without the kids for a weekend after my classes finish, but that only depends if we can find something affordable as well as nearby (or at least in state). Right now I'm trying to finish up my classes for the week so that I can have the weekend free (almost done btw :carrot: ). Which means it's an all day job and I haven't exercised today.

Auty - Seems like you have a lot on your plate right now. Also sounds like you have a big heart to go out and put up posters your town for that young woman. I'm sure every little bit helps it's so sad to hear about stuff like that happening. You must be very proud of your husband a Master's is nothing to sneeze at my own husband got his as well a few years back. Him doing so is what made me want to go back to college. I do know how you feel though when things get hectic and jumbled up so much so that you don't know how everything is going to work out. The good thing is that most of the time it does, then other times you can only hang on and hope for the best ;).

mj5 - Have fun Roadtrippin' :carrot:

:wave: lottie63 and Elizabeth779

Elizabeth779
04-08-2012, 07:36 AM
Hi everyone -- I have good news -- I got back on track today and didn't binge. I had some sugar shakes from withdrawal, but feel I'm positively getting back on track.

Looking forward to hearing how the central park marathon went.....

SarahFairhope
04-08-2012, 08:23 AM
Hi! I'm Sarah and am hoping I can use this thread to keep me accountable with my exercise goals. I recently "got back on the horse." Literally! After 12 years of NOT riding, I started lessons just this last Friday. I. am. so. sore. When I for got on, NOTHING felt right. I recalled loving riding and feel so at home in the saddle. But after about 20 mins, I got my form somewhat back and by the end of the lesson I had properly posted for maybe 15secs. I'll be taking lessons once a week for a month, and once I gain my confidence again, I'll head out to the stables more often to ride independently. Riding has been the only exercise that I'll happily and excitedly do, so I'm really glad its back in my life.

In addition to riding, my husband recently got me an elliptical machine. Now, I've just got to come up with a way to incorporate using it into my life that becomes "non-negotiable!"

MJ - Those photos are SOOO inspirational. Thanks for posting them. What I really love is that your personality just seems to shine through on the fitter photo. And that is my biggest goal. Just for me to look MORE like me - with less of me actually being there. :)

Auty - I use to live in Alaska! And my husband was born and raised there. We were married in Palmer and lived in Anchorage. My sister came up for a visit and never left! That girl who went missing, that coffee stand was RIGHT by my sister apartment. So upsetting. :( As a recent graduate (and we moved on top of THAT stress) I really get the over eating. I gained 30lbs from the weight I had lost after having my baby. I decided school was my top priority and to deal with the stress, I stuffed myself. I too am trying to learn to deal with stress in a healthier way. But it sounds like you are moving in the right direction but choosing some healthier choices. :)

mj5
04-09-2012, 09:18 AM
Hi everyone! I'm baaaaaaaaack! We had a FANTASTIC time during our 10K! There were 11,000 people who participated. The atmosphere was incredible. This was my first race, but not my last! We walked most of it, but jogged some. We had a 14:43 pace, which considering we walked most of it was good. Then we walked around the City for a while and headed back to my friends house. I was SO caught up in the race, I didn't get pics, but the race website will have some up soon that I will share. We are already making plans to do it again next year and improve our time!

Auty--Phew! First, no need to apologize. We all need to get that kind of stuff out. You have a LOT going on. Do your best, one day at a time. This isn't a sprint, it's lifestyle changes. Challenges are going to present themselves along the way and it's how we learn from them that metters. You've got this! Thank you!!!

Jinxy--CONGRATS on another loss!!!

Elizabeth779--That is EXCELLENT news!

SarahFairhope--Welcome!!! I think it is great that you are riding again! Thank you :)

Yesterday I tried some running. I did a quick 2 miles, running for a min and walking for a min. I was on a trail near my house and it felt great!

Today is a full body workout at the gym, a quick trip to the outlet mall (I need smaller shirts!), then study time!!!

Have a great day everyone!!!!

Beverlyjoy
04-09-2012, 10:06 AM
TGIMonday! Glad the huge temptations are gone. I've given away most of the food. Soon the extra pie will be trashed. (DH said he'd take it to the neighbor.. he didn't, so in the trash it goes with a good squirt of liquid dish soap.) It's better in the trash than me.

I have my journal and will plan out a healthy food day.

I hope everyone is doing well today.

If you ate extra over the weekend... well, that's over and done. You must forgive yourself and hop right back on your plan.

Have a GREAT day.

SarahFairhope
04-09-2012, 01:15 PM
MJ- What a great experience! I hear 10ks are like tattoos. Once you do one, youre hooked. ;)

BeverlyJoy - Nice, cleaning the house of the temptations! I think I'll follow suit.

My friends from back in Utah (I recently just moved to New England) want to meet me in Las Vegas. Looks like they will probably want to do something in August. I also have a wedding to go to in August. I'm dedicating myself to 1hr of cardio every morning until I leave for Vegas. I don't think I'm going to care how fast I go, I just want to take this time to develop the habit of doing it everyday.

mj5
04-09-2012, 08:19 PM
Hi! I had an awesome gym workout today. Phew...I was sweating up a storm! LOVE it!

Beverlyjoy--Good for you getting the food out of the house!

SarahFairhope--Sounds like an awesome plan! You can totally do that!!! Yes, I have heard that as well....I am doing a 5K w/ my cousin next month. She can't run do to an ankle injury, so we will be walking this one as well. Someday, I would like to be able to run one ;)


Tomorrow night I have Zumba and Body Fit. Can't wait to see my friends and tell them about the 10k!

lottie63
04-09-2012, 08:36 PM
Hope everyone had a good holiday!

My eating has been pretty good even though I'm down home. I brought a bunch of my own food to cook since gluten free/vegan is too hard for my mom right now.

Anyhow, doing well. hope everyone else is too. :)

SarahFairhope
04-10-2012, 08:24 AM
Bah, my little guys was up all night. Which made getting up before 6am to work out just not something I was willing to do. But I haven't given up on getting that cardio in!! When my husband gets home, I'm hopping on that elliptical!

Elizabeth779
04-10-2012, 08:26 AM
Hi everyone -- MJ5 -- glad to hear you had a great time in NYC at the martathon. I tried zumba once at 297 and loved it....will try it again after i lose some more.

Beverylyjoy -- your house had "pie"???? PERK!!

I had a tough day of challenges at work, I made a mistake and it caused some problems and i stayed over for 1 hour until 3:00 a.m. to get everything fixed....and on the way home on the freeway i was stressed thinking about what might happen about the mistakes, etc ....and was so wanting to get off the freeway, and eat my weight in pancakes.....but instead i came home and had some milk with a tiny bit of splenda, warmed it up, and then a tiny bit of vanilla in it.....oh it was nice -- tasted like warm ice cream....so that was my nonscale victory for the day,.....

hope you all have a great day!!!

mj5
04-11-2012, 10:00 PM
Hi everyone! I wanted to go to the gym after my hair appt tonight, but my knee had other plans. It was really sore, so I came home and am resting and put ice on it. If it feels better, I will go to the gym and do my workout.

lottie--Hi! Glad to hear you are doing well! I have found that it is a lot easier to bring my own food when I travel, well....not so much easier as it is better for me, haha. great job!

SarahFairhope--Yikes, hope your little guy slept for you!

Elizabeth779--thanks! It was a 10k...sooo not ready (and probably never will be) for a marathon. sorry to hear about your tough day at work. It happens. Great job on your snack!!!

We are actually celebrating Easter this weekend w/ my family. I can't wait to see my niece! She is 6 and we have SO much fun together! I will take my own food. My family still doesn't "get" the whole vegetarian thing, but that's ok, they don't have to. It's my choice. Besides, by taking my own food...I know exactly what I am eating ;)

lottie63
04-11-2012, 10:54 PM
mj sounds like you had fun!

I'm planning to go to cedar point in august. Need to lose some weight before then for certain rides!

Kitcherella
04-12-2012, 05:53 AM
Hello all,

I hope everyone is doing well. I am enjoying my coffee this glorious, relaxing, work-free morning and later on today we are going to my favourite place in the world, our summer house.
This weekend is our Easter and that means tons of food. It is tradition to eat lamb and 'kokoretsi' and 'mageiritsa' - not for the sqeamish!(and definitely not for vegetarians, sorry about that). However, this is good food meaning that we'll have barbecued meat and salads with lovely spring vegetables. I am sure I will indulge but I am planning to take long walks and move as much as I can to compensate. It won't be hard to motivate myself as you can see from the attached photo. This is the fence of the house.



Thank you for your super kind words concerning my effort to quit smoking. One whole month smoke free! :cp:
Elizabeth - I hope the politics you mentioned are over now, what a delicious NSV!
Lotie - nice you are here - cedar point sounds awesome!
Mj - yeah for your walk, yeah for needing new smaller shirts, yeah for studying and learning new interesting things!
Auty - oh, so many things happening, I hope you are coping well, I am sending :hug: - The end or an era only means the beginning of a new one!
Jinxy - yeah for leaving 270 and brilliant for spring break!
Sarah - Horse riding sounds great and an elliptical at home, you have the tools for success
Beverlyjoy - You reminded me of the scene from Sex and the city - when Miranda put the chocolate cake in the bin and (after eating some) squirted washing liquid on it. Nice you resisted temptation!

And since yesterday I was at a funeral I thought of this magnificent poem by Dylan Thomas to share with you today, so here's the first verse

And death shall have no dominion.
Dead mean naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

Take care everybody!

lottie63
04-13-2012, 09:53 PM
today was a stressful eat everything in sight day.

Beverlyjoy
04-14-2012, 06:39 AM
Hi! I am so excited about the birth of my granddaughter. We will drive there tomorrow to meet her. Then drive back for me to catch a flight to LA where I'll be with my sister for 8 days helping her... she had a surgery. Then, I"ll be back home and then go back to where my son/dil/gs/&gd live. Lots of running around. Whewww

I've packed my Beck book and have my other reading materials in regards to healthy and sane eating. I ordered a low calorie meal for the plane. (I didn't even think they fed folks anymore)

It's going to be a busy next two weeks.

I need to be careful and thinking about making wise choices. I will plan the best I can.

I will have to use other people's computers while I am gone. I hope I can check in.

Have a GREAT day.

mj5
04-14-2012, 08:24 AM
Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well. I ended up with a bit of the stomach bug on Thursday, ICK. Feeling much better now!

Kitcherella--I am studying to become a personal trainer. LOTS to learn :) I am having a lot of fun w/ it!

lottie--HUGS! Hope today is a better day sweetie!

Beverlyjoy--CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'll bet she is beautiful! Phew! you are going to be super busy!!! Don't forget to take care of you, too!

I did my monthly pics and measurements for my trainer the other day. In the past month, I lost 1" in my chest, waist, and calf and 2" in my waist. Even though the scale is still hovering at 144, I am happy with those results!

OH! The pics from our race are finally up! Here is one of me just as I crossed the finish line!

http://i969.photobucket.com/albums/ae178/marisfan/done.jpg

lottie63
04-16-2012, 08:50 PM
Hey everyone, just wanted to say I have a job interview tomorrow. It's far from where I live, 50 mins by bus, but if it pays well enough I will def think about it. It's full time!!!

mj5
04-17-2012, 09:43 PM
Good luck tomorrow lottie!!!

Kitcherella
04-18-2012, 01:58 PM
Mj - looking great crossing the finish line!
Lotie - good luck!

Greetings to all!

Auty
04-20-2012, 06:05 PM
Still here, just extremely busy, I hope that everyone is doing well. The scale read 246 the other day but I wont count it until I have 3 solid days of that weight or lower!

lottie63
04-21-2012, 12:21 AM
Thanks guys, I'm still applying and still interviewing. I have an interview set up for something in my field for wed. Longest five days evar. I want this job soooooooo bad!

mj5
04-21-2012, 08:06 AM
Hi everyone! I have been SUPER busy at work. We have a major certification coming up for our entire program, so it's 'all hands on deck' until it's over (it will happen sometime next month). I can't wait for things to get back to 'normal'!

Kitcherella--Thanks! how are you?

Auty--Hi! Pop in when you can. Hope things slow down for you.

lottie--I have everything crossed for you!!!

Beverlyjoy--How are you?

I am dealing with a lot of fluid retention AGAIN. Just frustrating. I know it will go away, but it's just annoying.

Busy, but fun Saturday. Kickboxing, errands, a class about eating healthy as a vegetarian being put on by a local health food store, then the gym. Phew!!!! Good thing tomorrow is a rest day!

Have a great day everyone!

Kitcherella
04-23-2012, 03:08 AM
Hey all!

After a nice break back to work today. I managed to lose a kilo during my holidays which is great! I can't believe April is nearly over.
Mj - I know how you feel, the next few weeks will be really hard for me too workwise. We can do it! :high: I hope you enjoyed your weekend!
Auty - I do not have to wait for the official weight to give you a :bravo:
Lottie - I hope you get the job :crossed:

I think this fits - "When the going gets tough, the tough get going"

Take care

Kitcherella
04-26-2012, 03:39 PM
I hope you all are doing alright!

I just had my dinner (bean salad with pickles, capers,red onion and diced tomato) and I am going to have some strawberries and watch the Game of thrones. Do you watch it?

:hug: to all

SarahFairhope
04-26-2012, 03:41 PM
I hope you all are doing alright!

I just had my dinner (bean salad with pickles, capers,red onion and diced tomato) and I am going to have some strawberries and watch the Game of thrones. Do you watch it?

:hug: to all

Totally addicted to Game of Thrones!!! Enjoy this episode. :D

Jinxy
04-26-2012, 06:46 PM
Just checking in I have been on vacation for a few weeks. It was only was supposed to be a couple weekends but turned into more. Been busy ever since for the most part. I hope everyone is doing ok and I hope I haven't missed much.

mj5
04-26-2012, 11:20 PM
Hi everyone! I'm still here!!! Work is just ridiculously busy. Hopefully it will be getting better soon! Hope you are all well!

Auty
04-29-2012, 12:15 AM
This must be a busy busy busy time of year for everyone! I havent lost, and I havent gained, but today I started logging religiously again, been maintaining while we go through some extremely stressful times. Getting excited, half way to the finish line of getting through the stress and then I can get back on serious track!

Miss you guys and hope everyone is doing well!

lottie63
04-29-2012, 10:16 AM
so about the job...

I was offered one and when I left the offices (The people were jerks and I didn't really want it) I texted my district manager to tell her that they might be calling for a reference and she offered me a raise and full time/benefits to get me to stay so I did. :) Hurrah. :)

mj5
04-29-2012, 05:53 PM
Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well. Things are still super busy at work, but hopefully will be settling down a bit (fingers crossed).

I am still doing my thing...eating well and working out. The scale isn't moving, but it isn't going up so that's a good thing! I am still having an issue w/ some fluid retention, so I am working on that. I just received new info from my trainer so I will start my new workout tomorrow. Can't wait!

lottie--Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's awesome!

mj5
05-02-2012, 02:58 AM
Hellllloooo??? Wow, it sure is quiet around here. Hope everyone is doing well.

I received my new workout from my trainer. Wow. It is intense, but I love it, of course!

Tonight I went to Fleet Feet and was fitted for running shoes. It was a great experience. Now I know exactly what to look for. I found a pair that feel great on my feet. Still can't believe I am actually going to try running, for real. Pretty exciting, actually.

Check in when you can. :)

Kitcherella
05-04-2012, 03:05 AM
Do we have a new thread for May?

Anyway, I hope May is better loss-wise, as the weather is so hot here and beach time is around the corner. And that means SWIMSUIT. :eek:

SarahFairhope - I finished season 1, it is great! I will watch the episodes of season 2 next weekend. I can't wait to see what happens... How is horse riding going? Do you have a khalasar?
Jinxy - nice to have a vacation, hope you are ok
Auty - I hope the stressful period is nearly over. Is it getting any warmer there?
Lottie - great news, a raise and full-time :cp:
Mj - you are amazing. You are taking up running on top of your other activities? Let me repeat, you are amazing.

I hope everyone is feeling OK and doing well and as it is election day here on Sunday here are a couple of appropriate quotes.

“Mankind will never see an end of trouble until... lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power... become lovers of wisdom.” Plato, The Republic

“each candidate behaved well in the hope of being judged worthy of election. However, this system was disastrous when the city had become corrupt. For then it was not the most virtuous but the most powerful who stood for election, and the weak, even if virtuous, were too frightened to run for office.” Niccolo Machiavelli

lottie63
05-05-2012, 01:02 PM
Is there no may thing here?

anyhow....

I can't do the raise/full time at my current job. It's too much. The pain is so bad I had to call off late last night and told the DM I have to put in my two weeks for a sitting job. stupid fibro. :( I cried all the way home on the bus last night and then cried myself to sleep. The pain was so excruciating I called my friend who had just had his gallbladder out looking for pain meds. he never filled his scrip. :(

lottie63
05-05-2012, 01:26 PM
btw, last night i was so upset I wanted to come home and pig out, but by the time I actually got here I couldn't stand to stand anymore, so cooking was out and I'd left my wallet at a store at the mall (they saved it for me), and I was actually so stressed the thought of food was just making me ill. I hear peopel say "I was so stressed I couldn't eat." But I always thought wow I wish that were my problem, NEVER thought I'd get there. but I def was.