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12-02-2012, 09:49 PM
Dance.... I have that same problem.... I will maintain or gain for a week or so then all of the sudden im down one day.... Its the oddest thing. Thank goodness im not alone tho....but it can be very discouraging.

How did your coffee date go?

12-03-2012, 12:02 AM
Nessa - maybe someday we will actually understand our weight loss patterns. Until then it's a bit random!

Coffee date went well and lasted for 3.5 hrs. Nothing like the major connection I had with my ex on our firstdate but I would happily go out with this guy again. In other news, the ex is back in town and called and left a vmail asking me to call him earlier today. I'm going to wait a few days to call him back just to give myself a little more space. And will try not to see him for a few more weeks. Sound like the right plan to you guys?

Got in a good run earlier and lots of going up and downstairs while cleaning up earlier. How'd everyone else do for exercise?

12-03-2012, 09:23 AM
Morning, girls! Having a bit of a whoosh weekend - down to 179. So now my weight will probably not budge for ages but happy to be in a new decade.

12-03-2012, 11:58 AM
Morning girls! I always drop off on the weekends and then it takes me a few to catch up on all the good things I missed.

Nessa - I welcome your story about your sister. The reason we all get along so well is because we have told stories about us outside of our weight loss journey. It makes things more relateable. On that happy to hear your sister is staying in school. I had several friends who dropped out of college ages ago and now they are all going back. Kinda the same for me...but I never started, lol. KUDOS on your loss, I think it is safe to say you are out of the 190's!

Dance - I was super excited to see how the date went. Some dates are not always instant connnections, sometimes you grow fond of the persons personality in time. Have you talked to them since? Making your profile public was a good idea. Although uncomfortable at my oppinion I was always wondering if someone I knew would see my profile but then I was like "hey...they have one too, what am I sweating this for" lol. SO, SO, SO proud that you did not call your ex back immediately. I am a firm believer in distance makes the heart grow fonder and I think you are making all the right moves. On a separate note....SO jealous of your whoosh! Congratulations! You will be at your xmas goal in no time!

Ok, didnt hop on the scale this weekend and I am not planning on it. I did not do well with sushi because they had so many amazing specialty rolls that I indulged in a little bit of everything. My dbf liked my outfit so he took a picture of me in it - UGH, I looked like a bloated cow. I am going hard at the gym now and am more destined to take this weight off than ever. It is do depressing to see a pic that you THINK you look great and then you look blech! Anyway, I am in a good mood and am focused. Ill catch up later!

Burgundy - where are you????

12-03-2012, 04:12 PM
Ok, quick post before I head out for the night.

Got my workout in today and feel great. I have a lot of cleaning to do tonight because my bf's father is coming to visit us in a couple days so you know how that is, lol. So maybe Ill burn some more calories in super cleaner mode. haha

How is everyone doing with food and exercise today?

12-03-2012, 06:31 PM
Lindy - way to go on the workout!! And cleaning is great exercise. Doing well on food so far and am planning a walk with a buddy tonight. Thanks for your advice as always - I'm planning to wait until Tues or Weds to call him back.

And no, I haven't heard from the guy yesterday yet but that's okay. If he doesn't get in touch, I'm not sure that I will - I'm not really in the mood to push anything, although it might be nice to be friends with him if the other side of things doesn't work. We'll see, I guess. There is one guy who gets back in town today that I'm supposed to meet for a drink later this week and another guy that wants to meet soon for drinks and/or dinner - the more options the better right now, right?

Burgundy - hope we hear from you soon! Curious to know how things are going at the soup kitchen.

Nessa - keep up the good work!!

12-03-2012, 06:59 PM
Dance.... I will never undrrstand the weight loss pattern. I will also never understand how you can fluctuate so much. I can be down one day and up by 3 the next........ I havent weighed much since being off.....and man oh man i have gotten spoiled. But it will be nice to get back to work tomorrow and working out!! 4 days this week!!! Whoot whoot i can not wait to get started back again i have missed the elliptical! So i will be weighing every morning now. I have a few days here and there off but no long run like this one until christmas. Then its 6 days off. I am going to have to work extra hard this month. I am so proud of you for not calling him back yet and making him wait!!! Absence makes the heart grow fonder! And so glad your coffee date went so well!! And you never know you may find the more you hang out with may find you loke him even more. And kudos for the weight loss......i can wait to be in the 170's!!!!

Lindy- i think it helps that we do know more about each other than just the weight loss. Im glad shes staying in school.... Im 16 hours away from my bachelors degree and can not force myself to go back!!!! Now we just gotta work on her boyfriend Choices! Ha i highly doubt you look like a bloated cow..... U.look beautiful in ur avatar pic!!! And sushi cant be that bad for you can it? I love it but there not too many safe places eat it and my hubby hates its rare that i get to partake. Awesome on going to the gym.... I can not wait to get started back tomorrow.

You know i.always said i wanted to be a stay at home mom.....and dont get me wrong i have enjoyed the days off and all. But i dont think that i could sit at home all day every day. I would have to find something to do!!!!!! Welp i have to pack my gym bag and get everything ready for tomorrow so i will catch yall later!!!!!

12-03-2012, 07:07 PM
Hey ladies. I'm way behind again so time to catch up.

Lindy-your plan for the gym sounds good. I think everyone needs a "cheat" every once in a while. Mine is 70% dark chocolate. I love the stuff. Did you end up doing p90x? I hate seeing pictures of myself. Usually I try for just head and shoulders, lol. Cleaning should burn some more calories. I have laundry to do tonight, carrying it back and forth should burn a few.

Dance-i love working at the soup kitchen. I was there today and go back Thursday. We were short a few people today so we were doubling up on duties but I was used to that at Kmart. The people that come in are so grateful, its just an awesome feeling. 179!!!!!!! You're amazing. Glad your coffee date went well. Have any other guys gotten in touch?

Nessa-enjoy your time with your sister. My tiwin sister moved to new Zealand in 2008 and I haven't seen her since. We Skype but its not the same.
Back to the gym tomorrow, right?

My workouts are going great. I just finished day 6 of 30DS. I took before pics so I'm hoping to see a noticeable difference at the end. 19 days til we leave for alabama , maybe the scale will drop for me before then. Gotta call my mom and start planning my sisters 40th birthday party. Any creative ideas? We are going with all black, lol. We're also planning my nieces 9th birthday party. I think she wants to do a glow in the dark party. Its gonna be a full 2 weeks when we get down there.

12-03-2012, 08:25 PM
Welcome.back burgundy!!!!!! Been wondering what was going on with you!!!! Yup im back to the gym tomorrow!!!! 4 days this week.

As for the party..... Well when we did the 50th for my dad. Of course all black and i made a cake with a headstone and a fake foot coming out of the "grave" it had worms in it even!! The headstone said RIP kyle's youth..... At 50 you have one foot in the grave! We had older than dirt dessert (the oreo dirt pudding dessert.) my favorite was the hershey kisses. I bought the 3/4 inch white circles at walmart and printed kiss your on the top of the circle and on the bottom.of the circle goodbye. And in the middle i added things like a pair of glasses and wrote eyesight. Or health etc. and on his favorite tyoes of candy bard we got stickers and wrote stuff like the sound of your bones will be: and put that label next to the nane: crunch! I love planning parties! They are so much fun! But some people wouldnt have been able to take everything we did to my dad...... He just laughed at it all!

Good luck with all the planning

I may have to find my pics of that party and post a few!

12-04-2012, 09:10 AM
Well i weighed.......and the good news is from nov27 to today i havent gained any........but i was 188.2 one day. Im 191.4 this morning..... Ugh. More motivation at the gym today!!!!! I hope you ladies have a good day!!!!

12-04-2012, 11:37 AM
Hey girls!

Burgundy - is your work soup kitchen paid or volunteer? Just curious. We cannot get enough volunteers at our local kitchen so they do have to pay people. I like the glow in the dark theme party, I am also a fan of anyone who finds a reason to throw an 80's party. Those are so much fun and its like Halloween, you get to dress up.

Nessa - you still very well may want to be a stay at home mom. When you have a kid, it is TOTALLY different. I wish I could be a stay at home mom but sadly, it will never be in the cards. Unless that Billionaire I have been searching for happens to show up, haha. Sorry about the gain but you know the is likely water weight. I couldnt weigh myself everyday, I would grow so bothered. On days I am feeling "light", I hop on the scale and then take that number and run with it, lol...for like, errrr, a week or more, haha.

Dance - how often are you weighing in these days? Today is Tuesday so I assume you will be calling your ex. If its not to much to pry...keep us posted on the details, lol.

Well, my DBF had an interview on Friday and if he was hired, he would have heard from them yesterday. Sadly...he didnt. It is so sad and frustrating. I am glad that I am exercising again but I can feel my mind/body fighting depression. I hate not having the funds to do everything we want to do and I hate even more that I have put myself in debt over this guy and his kids. You can tell I am growing frustrated with him and really, its out of his control. I just feel like if I wasnt in the picture, he would push himself harder but because I am here as a "fallback", he is not. Today is definately not a good mental day for me, sorry to be Debbie Downer.

Anyway, I am going to work out shortly, so hopefully that will bring my endorphines up and I will have a happier post this afternoon.

12-04-2012, 03:22 PM
Ok, got my workout in and I am feeling better.

Dance - quick question. You are doing low-carb. How many grams are you consuming a day?

12-04-2012, 03:43 PM
Lindy...... Believe me i wish i wasnt obsessed with the scale!!!! It gets very frustrating at times!!! But i knew after my 5 day slack off that it was gonna be bad!! Lol and who knows if we ever do have kids i may enjoy the stay at home mom thing. We have waited 7 years so far because we want to be financially stable before we if we keep waiting for the perfect time....... I guess ill be a dog mom the rest of my life! Lol but hey they are always hapoy to see you and dont talk back!!!! Ha!!!

Ah i just got my hour elliptical workout in. I wish we had the extra money to hire a personal trainer cause i know i would drop this weight then...... But until we win the lotto...... I will be doing it on my own!! Lol its funny how sometimes i dont want to go but i go ahead and force.myself too and i feel sooooo much better after!!! Welp back to work for me. Catch yall leter. Hope your all having a great day!!!!

12-04-2012, 06:51 PM
Lindy - *big hug* You are in a really tough spot and I feel for you. Being the sole provider of a blended family is so much pressure and definitely has a huge impact on your personal financial goals, etc. Can you ask him to consider taking something part-time (even outside his field) that would contribute in the meantime while he looks for the right job? Could be seasonal work given the time of year, I suppose. Maybe not though, if it affected his ability to be available for interviews. I'm sure it's not an easy one to solve. He is crazy lucky to have you - that goes without saying. You may be right about his pushing less hard - that must be really frustrating. Glad you'll be fitting in a workout soon.

To answer your question, I weigh everyday right now and although it makes me totally nuts when there are minor water weight fluctuations, I've found that it gets dangerous for me when I stop weighing - that's when my weight starts to go back up again. And as we've discussed, THIS IS THE LAST TIME EVER for me to go through this weight loss process. Once I'm at goal, I will NEVER let the scale get above 160 (I think that's the right upper limit - may revise that later). My mom is my height and weighs 120-125 but we have very different body types (hers is boyish, straight up and down, mine not so much ;) )

Nessa - I'm sure that's just water weight but I bet you are so ready to see the end of those 190s that keep popping up on the scale. Hope it goes well at the gym. What kind of workout will you be doing?

So, situation with the ex - I ended up calling last night. Apparently I couldn't wait until today. Weak, I am weak! He may end up coming over for a bit tonight to help me decorate the tree but I'm going to keep things platonic. And I'll plan on not seeing him again for weeks so that he can miss me. I'm trading emails as we speak with another guy to set up a date at a wine bar so I haven't stopped trying to generate other options. Haven't heard back yet from the Sunday guy but it's only Tuesday, right?

Hope you guys are kicking butt with food and exercise!

ETA - Just saw your question, Lindy. I'm keeping carbs between 20 and 40g, more or less. I haven't been tracking lately as I'm kind of used to doing it on autopilot now. Carbs are coming from some berries, some nuts, and carrots and tomatoes in my green salads. No grains or starches with the exception of 2-3 baby potatoes since September. Oh, and some Mary's Gone Crackers flax crackers sometimes. How did you handle the carb thing on Atkins?

12-05-2012, 09:50 AM
Hey ladies!

Dance - you are soooo not weak. Waiting even a day is better than calling back immediately, so the fact that you called is not a bad thing. In the future, if you make plans, I would stretch it out a couple more days from when you spoke. I wouldnt worry too much about the Sunday guy, some guys play hard to get in hopes the girl will pursue them. That happened to me more times than I can count. I was at 20g or less when I did Atkins, it was hard. The one thing I look forward to is half an avocado and that actually has a ton of carbs but it was allowed. Anyway, I am trying to do low carb now with working out. Ive never done that combo before. I either did Atkins and no exercise or I exercised and ate normal (or was on WW).

Nessa- if you go on Livestrong they give you sample workout plans that are equal to that of a personal trainer. The only problem is that the trainers push you hard, lol. I had one a couple years ago and was in the best shape of my life because even when I wasnt feeling it, he made me feel the burn, haha. Your comment about fur-babys made me giggle, lol.

Ok, so we are early into December. Any Christmas parties or bad temptations coming your way? I have TONS of social outings every single weekend until the second weekend of January but then the 3rd weekend of January I go on my cruise so what I keep telling myself cant cheat. I am a major social butterfly with many kids activities and different groups of friends, and I always will be. Therefore I need to get my act together and adapt to the struggles. Do you all tell yourselfs anything to stay motivated or on track?

Ok, got to get to work. I will catch up later. Hey....just curious because we are all friends, what does everyone do for work? If you are not comfortable answering, I completely understand. I work for the government as an Executive Asst. I actually downgraded my title and position to get into the government because I use to be a Manager at a Radiology office for the local hospital chain.

12-05-2012, 01:53 PM
Hey girls! Down another pound - 3lbs left for my xmas goal - hoping to blow that one out of the water if I can but I'll probably plateau before then. Nice to be making progress though.

Lindy - so, turns out I'm not so good at keeping things platonic ;) Oh well - I had fun and kept things light. I won't see him for a few weeks and he's gone for a week at xmas so may not see him till after - who knows. He was very appreciative of my weight loss. Would love to lose a significant amount before the next time I see him.

Tons of xmas stuff coming up - two cookie parties later this week and I'm having friends over for a holiday happy hour on Saturday - so, yeah - temptation city but I think I'm going to do okay. Most likely problem will be exceeding my target for glasses of wine but I'll manage it.

I have another date on Sunday at a wine bar - will keep you guys posted on how that goes. Last Sunday's guy texted that he's going out of town on a trip that he mentioned earlier as of this weekend so he won't be around for a few weeks. I'm going to see if he can fit in a drink before he leaves but not too worried about it if he can't.

For work, I run a process improvement team that saves money for the company. Hey - what's going on on the school front? Any new developments?

12-05-2012, 03:26 PM
Hey girls. I had a HUGE burger for lunch but no bun, no sides, just meat and water and still fell into my calorie range for the day. Ya know what is funny about eating low carb, although I miss certain "foods", I am so much less hungry when I am eating primarily protein. I eat what seems like HUGE portions of protein but fill up way more than a small bowl of pasta or something.

I didnt work out at lunch so I have to go to the gym after work. I kinda planned it that way though because its my cardio day and I can do the eliptical for an hour easy watching the news so it really is not that bad. I only work out 4 days a week. I might bump that up eventually but right now I am good with it.

Dance - you are too funny. Im not gonna lie, I try to stay "Strong" for you but a girl has needs, lol, not to mention it is always hard when it is someone you are comfortable with, it just makes sense. Just keep your distance girly and wait back and see. Did any mention come of his old HS friend? Not to bring up harsh things, just hoping it went horribly bad, heehee. I am thrilled to hear the coffee guy contacted you, that is always a good sign.

Ah, school. It starts in January and I have 4 classes! Yikes! I started with a pre-major in Sign Language Interpretation but I quickly found out that the only college I can transfer to get my Master UF, and that is VERY far from me. So, I am now just getting in my basics and toggling between a Bachelors in Public Relations and Communications or Speech Pathology. Then I can do UCF, which is what I want to do.

Ok, sorry girls, I am babbling like crazy today, lol. Got lots to do at work and Im just not feelin' it.

12-05-2012, 03:27 PM
Dnace - I totally missed the loss! You are amazing! I mean truly amazing! So proud of your weight loss! I hope to catch up soon. :-D

12-05-2012, 06:17 PM
Lindy - totally agree on feeling more full doing the low carb thing. Good job on the bunless burger!! On the weight loss thing, I know you understand that the only reason I'm losing like this is that my weird life situation has me super crazy motivated. If I were happily paired up like all of you, this would so not be happening at this speed. It's just the only thing I feel like I can really control right now and it gives me a focus.

And yes, as always you are totally right. I will not be in touch for as long as I can stand it. Need to give him time to miss me. On the visit to the HS girl front, he was only there for 3 days and it sounds like it went okay but not out of this world which I was kind of glad to hear.

Am going to take a day off from working out and do some cooking for the happy hour thing I'm doing on Saturday (followed by going to bed early to catch up on all the sleep I missed last night). Hope you all are doing well on food and exercise!

12-05-2012, 10:49 PM
Neesa-good ideas on the party. If you have pictures, I would like to see some. How's it going at the gym this week?

Lindy-the soup kitchen is all volunteers. So my sister oves the 80s, so I mentioned that you had said an 80s party is always awesome. She loved the idea, now its a glow in the dark 80s party. Gonna be so much fun. Is the bf having any luck finding a job. There should be places hiring seasonal help right now. I have a christ as party this weekend. I'm doing the grapefruit diet again. I always see results with it so its my go to. I'm gonna stick to it and not cheat(that's the plan, right) To answer your question, I don't actually have a "job" right now. Just crafting. I was a nanny for 2 boys for almost 5 years but they are both in school now and their parents are divorced so they divide their time with the boys now. I still see them often. I've been thinking about finding another family but I don't want to do live in since I have a husband. Then again I really want to become a nurse or get a degree in early childhood development.

Dance-are you in bed, you must of had one "tiring" night last night, lol. Great job on the 3 lbs. You're gonna be a skinny mini soon. Have fun on your sunday date, let us know how it goes.

I finished day 8 of 30ds. If my sister wasn't doing it with me I'm sure I would have quit by now. Only 22 more days of it left. We leave for AL in 16 days. I want to be out of the 190s by then. I'm doing good with diet and exercise so I have faith in myself this time.

12-06-2012, 12:06 PM
Don't quite know how or why but I'm at 177 this morning - kind of an extended whoosh week or something.

Glow in the dark 80s party sounds so fun - maybe you can rent or buy a black light to make everyone's white stuff glow. Are you going to wear something fun to the xmas party this weekend? I'm so impressed by your 30ds - all I seem to be able to make myself do is jog. You are the workout queen around here!

Just got in a run this morning and am going to a cookie party tonight where I will not be eating any cookies ;)

Hope you all are doing well...

12-06-2012, 04:54 PM
Hey chickadess!

Burgundy - love the glow in the dark 80s party! Most things from the 80's are neon, so Im sure a lot will glow on its own. Another idea is to buy plastic jewelry or table clothes or something disposable and "paint" it with woolite. It makes everything glow. When I was a teen I sponge painted my room with woolite and then had a blacklite, it was so cool, for a 15 year old, lol. Good job on the exercising! Now, I have heard of the grapefruit diet but do not exactly understand the details of it. Can you break it down?

Dance - this is crazy! You are easily going to surpass your exercise goal, I am so proud of you. Now, when you lost weight the first time, how low did you get? For me, my new goal is 150 but I never got that low. I stopped at 170 because I thought I looked great in a size 10 and wanted to start enjoying food more.

Ok, so today is a GREAT day! We have been fighting for custody of my dbf's kids, because the mom wanted them back in MA and it looks like we have come to a mutually beneficial parental agreement, where they are with us but visit her like 4 or 5 times a year. SO HAPPY! AND, on top of it all, the DBF got a job! YAY! He is not thrilled with it because he has to travel several days every 3 weeks or so but I told him, keep looking but this is good for the mean time. I am so beyond happy. I even cried! I am also getting my hair done today so I am happy for some "girl time".

12-06-2012, 04:55 PM
Quick question. Is anyone counting calories? Its so weird because those calculators tell me I need to eat between 1500 and 1800 a day (staggering it) and that just seems like so much to lose weight! Doesnt it?

12-06-2012, 09:04 PM
Ugh - just lost my post TWICE!!!! due to a weird keyboard issue I'm having on my laptop so will be brief this time.

Lindy - so happy for you and your family - that's wonderful news on both fronts!!!!! And yeah, I only got to 165 last time so am excited about shooting for 150 - that should have me in the size 8 range, if memory serves. I haven't been 150 since around 1999, I think. And as far as calories, even on this high fat, med protein, low carb thing I'm doing, I usually eat around 1200cals so the number you mentioned sounds a bit high but I'm older than you and my workouts are probably less intense so you may need more.

Am going to bail on this cookie party - I'm just not in the mood. I'd rather head home and finish decorating the tree and do some more cooking for the happy hour thing on Sat. Just heard from last sunday guy and he can't meet for a drink later tonight but asked if I could meet on Saturday for a late morning coffee - curious to see if he tries to make it work. Will keep you posted.

kelli Sizemore
12-07-2012, 03:44 AM
gotta get rid of 40 quick I feel tired and fat all the time and have no energy.

12-07-2012, 01:52 PM
Hey girls!

Soooo the low carb went out the window today and I am pretty ticked. I hopped on the scale this morning which I was trying to not do but I felt like it was just too long to go without and I was still at 187; livid! So I said screw it for lunch and had a corn beef rueben with a soda. On top of all else, I didnt exercise today because I normally take off Friday, Saturday, Sunday. *sigh*

Kelli - what program and exercise routine are you doing? Welcome to the group!

12-07-2012, 01:58 PM
Kelli - welcome!

Lindy - So, how did your hair turn out? Do you love it? How were things with your bf last night now that the stress level at home has dropped a bunch? Hope everything is great. Maybe low carb isn't your thing right now - you'll do it your own way, right?

Got in a good run in the cold - gorgeous sunrise colors all across the sky. Am headed to our bookclub's cookie party (there's an epidemic apparently) tonight after work (I'm bringing a cheese plate with apple slices so I can stick to plan) and then have some more party prep stuff to do before people come over tomorrow. What's everyone got on for the weekend? Any exercise plans? I'm going to try to run Sat and Sun as I have some all day mtgs next week that are going to make mid-week workouts a little tricky.

12-07-2012, 03:51 PM
Hey Dance - its so funny how you have all these cookie parties and I have never even heard of a cookie party before, haha. I guess that is a good thing! We are going to South Florida this weekend to see the boyfriends family. Hair looks good, as always. If I keep getting highlights it is seriously going to turn white; which my bf loves but me...not so much. I like some low lights. ANYWAY, I am doubtful with our travel plans that I will be getting in any exercise but I definately plan to on Monday.

I probably wont have time to log on later so have a great weekend girls and Ill catch up on Monday.

Oh, Dance - good luck with your possible date! Cant wait for the details!

12-08-2012, 12:03 AM
oh my goodness!!!! I am so far behind!!! I will not even go into everything that has happened to me this week.... but the main thing was Tuesday I was on the elliptical in the gym. Just working hard minding my own business.....20 minutes into the work out I get a frantic call from my lil sis! So I have to stop my workout and meet her. Well her room mate had pulled a doosey and my sis life was in danger. NO JOKE!!!! It was crazy! My whole entire family was sick or lived too far away to help or could not leave work for whatever reason.... so I took off work early and we had to move her out right then!! Man it was crazy and I am so sore!!!! I didnt know I had some muscles! LOL so hopefully now that is over my life will slow down some.

tomorrow we are going to see my grandfather in the nursing home. He managed to fall this week and hit his head. so its just been crazy. The good news is I am down to 188.0 so I think i may be in the clear!!

I will read everyones posts in full hopefully tomorrow on the way down to see my grandfather so I can stay up with the convo!! LOL

burgundy- you may have to private message me or email me... I cant figure out how to post a pic on here!

I hope yall are all doing great and Im so sorry ive been absent!

12-08-2012, 01:23 AM
Lindy - I should have been more descriptive - these are cookie exchanges where each person bakes a few dozen cookies of one kind then you bring them to the party and each take home an assortment.Nobody does them in Orlando? Hope you're having fun in SFL!

Nessa - glad you checked in. Sorry to hear about the family drama - sounds like your sis was lucky to have you to help her,

I'm meeting that guy again for coffee tomorrow morning - will let you guys know how it goes...

12-08-2012, 01:31 PM
Dance.... How did your date go? And the cookie parties...... No way would i have enough will power to go to one of those things! Plus ive never heard of them in arkansas!!!

Lindy- yall be safe in your travels!

And i dont know whats going on..... still whoosing..... 187.0 this morning!!!!! I hope it keeps going like this!

12-08-2012, 01:41 PM
Omg....... I just realized.......... Im below my wedding weight!!!!!!!!!! Lol

12-08-2012, 04:17 PM
Nessa - woohoo for whooshing! Great job!

Just got back from coffee with that guy - he's fun to talk to but not sure if he's interested. He'll be back in a few weeks - maybe I'll find out then.

Got in a good run this morning and have things pretty much ready for my friends to come over for happy hour later - should be fun.

Burgundy - do you have some shifts at the soup kitchen this weekend? I know you were planning on going to an xmas party soon - is that tonight?

Will check in again later...

12-08-2012, 11:57 PM
Dance-only 2 lbs til your Christmas goal. I'm amazed. MY sister is getting a couple black lights. Its gonna be fun. I bought a new shirt to wear to Xmas party, I think I got it a little big but gonna try to make it work. Maybe I'll post a pic. There has been days I didn't want to do 30ds(like today) but I just push through. I hope it pays off. You are so disciplined with your runs. The soup kitchen is just Mondays and Thursdays. I'm there on Thursday.
I told them if they need me Monday to call.

Lindy-my sister told my mom she's gonna spray everything with woolite, plus, it will smell good. The grapefruit diet is simple. Here it is:
Breakfast-2 eggs(any style), 2 slices of bacon(yum) and a grapefruit or 8 oz unsweetened grapefruit juice
Lunch-meat(any kind and amount) and a salad with any dressing, a grapefruit, or 8 oz juice
Dinner-meat(any kind and amount) and red or green veggie, a grapefruit or 8 oz juice
Bedtime snack-8 oz milk or tomato juice( I never have this)
No potatoes, breads, sweets, so basically low Carb. Glad y'all get to keep the kids. Has your bf started his new job yet? Are you gonna change to calorie counting now?

Kelli-welcome, what plan are you following?

Neesa-sorry to hear about the stressful week, glad you sister is safe. Are you on Facebook? Good job on getting to 187.

Tomorrow is the christmas party and I'm going to try my best to stick to my diet. I made 2 cheesecakes and a orange dreamsicle pie tonight and I'm not going to have any of them. There will be some vegetarians there so I know I'll be good on veggies.

I didn't do 30ds til 10 pm tonight, I just wasn't feeling it but I got it done. I can't stop, only 13 days til vacation. I was finally down to 192 yesterday.

12-09-2012, 01:40 PM
Burgundy - I bet you'll see some quick results on the scale from that diet - you're right - it really is a variant of low carb in a way. I bet your new top will look gorgeous.

I had people over last night as planned and probably drank a bit more wine and had a few more borderline offplan snacks than I should have but not a major disaster. I served 'mashtinis' - mashed potatoes (or mashed cauliflower for us low carbers) with all different toppings that you add yourself in martini glasses. Just mentioning it in case you need a weird idea for holiday entertaining.

Am having a lazy morning so far but need to get off my butt and get in a run before this random date thing later today.

Hope you all are doing well...

12-09-2012, 08:34 PM
Hey everybody!! To top off ny awful week...... . We got home late last night ffom visiting my family and papo in the nursing home.......only to find brian (my husband who is a computer geek for a living) downloaded a virus to our comouter and it wiped out the hard drive........ Bye bye to all of after 4-19-12. Thank goodness i backed those up or we would haveblost them too!!!!!! Pictures are my life so i have been devistated!!!!! I lost my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary pics!! They are on facebook but i cant get the good quality ones back.

Yes i have facebook. Its vanessa sampson if you search by profile pic is of me and my sis. And all of the 50th bday party stuff is on there too.

Well good news is........ Next week cant get worse right??? Lol

talk to yall tomorrow.

12-10-2012, 11:37 AM
Wow...I have missed so much in the couple days I was off the forum!

Nessa - sorry to hear about your short comings last week. It is a new week so I am rooting for you girl! Glad you were able to be there for your lil sis. Is she staying with you now?

Dance - I've learned one thing about these blind dates. If they dont go well the first 3 times, just stop there. Unless you are just looking for various friends. I mean...I went on a date with one guy and we are still good friends on FB; he is not married, lol. BUT, the ones that I just kept going on dates here or there, never went anywhere. Waiting on the details of last nights date! The cookie party idea sounds yummy, although I'm happy we dont have those here...yet! :-)

Burgundy - good job girl on getting your workout in. I cannot wait to see the final product of the party you are planning. Sounds like a lot of fun. How long are you going to be back home once you go?

We had a great weekend and the boyfriend started his new job today. I woke up in a great mood. I also did some Pinterest during the car ride and found this awesome 20 minute workout that kickstarts your day. I started it today and LOVED IT. I put on the VH1 while I am doing it and it went by pretty fast so I am going to try to do this every other day. Ill break it down for you guys in case you want to try it when you cant get in your full workouts. I did it in 20 minutes and was sweating more than when I go to the gym in an hour.

You do 3 sets of each:

10 push-ups (I do mine with knees)
20 sit-ups
25 squats
20 lunges on each leg
80 jumping jacks (I do these modified because I cant jump)
60 seconds chair sitting against the wall (sit like you are in a chair, back pressed against the wall)

I cant do the gym today because I have to go down to the college and buy my math books. I might do that exercise routine again in the evening since it went by so fast earlier. I also have to start cooking dinner with the DBF going to work now so I have better control over what is being cooked.

12-10-2012, 01:44 PM
nessa - sorry to hear about your photos - that's such a bummer! How are you doing with food and exercise?

lindy - love the sound of your new workout. I am going to add situps and pushups at least!

Date last night went fine - I'd be willing to see him again. *sigh* so not loving all of this. Got an email from my ex but just a link to an article I would like - no real info.

No progress on the scale - in fact, I'm floating back up a pound or so which is what always happens and makes me nuts. I'm going to stick to plan as much as I can and wait for results. I'm walking tonight with a buddy in the freezing cold - brrr.

Hope you all are doing well...

12-10-2012, 02:36 PM
Ahhhhh - so panic mode has set in! The DBF went to his first day of work and all went well. It actually went better than expected and he is happy with everything. Good sign! Bad thing - they have the company Christmas party on Saturday and he wants to go to make a good showing. OMG...had I known I was gonna have to do this, I SO would have done better with working out and sticking to plan. SO, that being said, I am doing what I did when my last 10 pounds would NOT come off the first time around my diet adventures. The Master Cleanse. Blech! I use this as a last ditch resort whenever I have something coming up. I hate the taste of it and how hungry I am but Ive done it, and I am very successful at it. I also never gain the weight back so maybe this is the push I have been needing. I am going to try to do P90X also, but by day 3, I am too exhausted, but I will do my best. Yes, I am freaking out right now! OMG! Ok, ok...breath. I was so relieved we didnt have to do any formal Christmas parties this year *sigh*.

Dance - do you think you are not making instant connections with these guys because you are trying to remain optimistic about your ex? Maybe there could be more of a spark if you could just get him off your mind? Or is it as simple as - "no, no connection". If only it were that simple to get over ex's, right? I mean....there are guys that I only dated, didnt even have anything serious with, and I would still creep their FB page, so I can only imagine how you are feeling. I truly hope things do work out for you and your ex in the end but if they dont, I hope Mr. Right comes along sooner than later. Dating is such a daunting task.

12-10-2012, 02:47 PM
Yikes, Lindy - that's a lot of pressure!! Good luck with master cleanse - I'm sure you'll do well as usual.

Maybe I'm too old and jaded for instant connections? ;) More seriously, I've decided to try to meet people really early in the process - going for a drink before you exchange tons of emails and get preconceived notions so I can't really compare it to meeting people the way I did it before with a lot more info exchanged and a couple of phone calls. I'm lining up two more dates between now and Sunday, I think - if everything goes as planned. And am planning to talk to my ex on the phone tomorrow night. We just IM'd a bit.

12-10-2012, 06:21 PM
Wow.... Im behind as usual!!!! Lol
lindy.... Lord no i love her to death but she has a place of her own now!! Lol glad ur trip went good and i know you will do well with the cleanse!!!! So glad he likes tge new job! That must take alot of stress off of you!

Dance- i have been doing really well with the eating and minus the messed up week last week. Going to the gym everyday at lunch. And im down to 186.8. So im starting to slow after thw whoosh..... I do.t think i will make the christmas goal. But a loss is better than a gain!!

Catch yall later!

12-11-2012, 12:03 AM
Dance-my weight fluctuated a few lbs up before I started 30 ds so I'm down 4 lbs from where I was on day one. Really wish it was 4 lbs down from my ticker weight, but oh well. At least its coming off. The mashtinis sound interesting, might have to try that sometime. Have fun on your dates, if nothing else you will make new friends.

Neesa-sorry about your pictures. That happened to me before, we lost a ton. I'll look you up on fb.

Lindy-im excited to get to Alabama and start planning the party. My sister should have everything we need, just have to make some decorations. We are making a glowing centerpiece out of cassette tapes. They sell online for $60, we can make one for about $3. I might have to give your workout a try. I want to add to 30 day shred. I tried a little yoga tonight but my knees suck and just couldn't handle it. Good luck with the master cleanse. I just watched a jillian Michael's video on YouTube and she said to lose 5 lbs in 7 days drink 60 oz distilled water mixed with. 1tbsp sugar free cranberry juice, 1 dandelion root tea bag, and 2 tbsp lemon juice. Drink that for the 7 days. Oh, we will be down for 2 weeks. I'm ready to get away from snow.

We went to the Christmas party and I stuck to my diet until the ride home. It was snowing hard and our 2 hour drive took us 4 hours so we stopped for a snack. I had a bag of corn chips, I know, bad decision but I was starving. It didn't affect my weight. I was 192.0 so I'm OK with it. I'm really hoping to see 191 tomorrow.

Gonna stay home and clean my house. This time of year it gets neglected, but i want it clean before we leave.(me and my sisters used to make fun of my mom for making us clean before vacation but now that we all have our own houses we all do it, lol)

12-11-2012, 10:08 AM
Good morning girls!

Cleanse was a bad idea for this week. In the moment of panic, it was "I am SO doing a cleanse"; what was not considered was the work lunch Christmas party I am going to on Thursday, the Mayor's luncheon on Wednesday or Gabriella's sleepover where we are ordering pizza on Friday. On that note....screw it! I will keep counting calories and working out like I have been. I am pretty good at picking out the right clothing to conceal my shortcomings, so I will be shopping at lunch today, lol.

Burgundy - make sure you upload lots of pics of the party. I am interested to see all these ideas come to life. Let me know what you think of the workout. will be sweating your butt off on 5 minutes flat. It seems so simple and yet gets my heart rate up so fast.

Nessa - you are awesome! Another pound down! I am seriously in trouble with you and dance. Both of you are doing so well, and around the holidays at that! I wish I had that will power.

Dance - since you and your ex were im'ing, any plans to meet up anytime soon? Does he know you are dating other people?

12-11-2012, 01:57 PM
Lindy.... U crack me up about the cleanse!! Shopping is way more fun anyway!!! Lol

i just wanted to check in real fast...... Work just keeps getting crazier so i dont have much spare time like i did a couple of montha ago!

But the scale said 185.0 this morning!!!! It better be right and not just teasing me! Lol

12-11-2012, 02:42 PM
Woot woot Nessa! 185!!! CONGRATS GIRL!

12-11-2012, 10:57 PM
Nessa - woohoo for 185!!!! Great job!!

Lindy - what did you find shopping? Do we get to see pics? Yes, he knows I'm dating and no, no plans to meet up. I think at a minimum I'm going to try to hold out till after xmas as far as seeing him - need to give him time to miss me, right?

burgundy - 4lbs is great!! Is the house all clean?

No exercise for me today - all day meeting but I didn't eat much so hopefully it will balance out. I'm going to go running in the morning no matter how cold it is! How did you guys do?

I have another first date tomorrow, a second one on Sunday and another first scheduled for Monday. Not bad but I'm not exactly psyched about any of them. The monday one is a 6'4" firefighter so there should at least be some eye candy ;)

I will survive this. I keep telling myself that ;) Thanks for letting me vent so much...

12-12-2012, 10:44 AM
Dance - I am living vicariously through you, so vent away. ;-) Firefighter! Nice! I dated a firefighter, he was ah-mazing! Sweetest guy I ever met. Sadly, he wasnt over his ex and they got back to together while we were dating. Cant be angry at love, he tried, lol. I also dated a cop, that on the other hand was not such a happy experience. Actually, I dated a couple cops and I have a bad taste in my mouth about them. They are not as "loyal" as their uniform leads you to believe. Cant wait to hear all the dating details! I did get a dress but then the DBF said it was more casual then what we both were expecting so I might have to shop again for some nice slacks and a cute cardigan. Ill upload pics this weekend on FB.

Nessa - What was your FB name again? Ill friend request you so we can all get to know each other a little better.

12-12-2012, 10:47 AM
Morning, girls! Scale is back at 177 - I'm ready to start making progress again.

So, ended up on the phone with my ex for 4hrs last - silly, I know. I decided to postpone tonight's date as I have a work mini-crisis and I need a day to get my head straight anyway.

How are things with you all?

12-12-2012, 10:01 PM
Firefighter??? Whoo hoo Go Dance!!!!!!! Yea.for living vicariously!!!! Lol

lindy its vanessa sampson. My profile pic is me and my sis.

And well the scale said 186.2 this morning.... What the heck??? I didnt eat anything bad.... I told you my scale is a tease!!!! Lol i cant wait to get my new scales at christmas!!!!!

12-12-2012, 11:15 PM
Lindy - I missed seeing your post earlier - love hearing your dating stories!!

Nessa - fluctuations are nuts but the scale will go down again soon if you stick to plan!!!

So, one of the guys I had written around thxgiving is finally back in town and we're going for a drink tomorrow. Curious to see if it's a fit at all.

I made myself walk a loop in the park when I got home tonight and am going to go for a run in the morning. I'm soooo motivated about losing, it's ridiculous!

12-13-2012, 10:51 AM
Hey girls!

Busy day at work so I doubt I will have much to say, just wanted to check in. Im so proud of the two of you for the weight loss. I have to get my head straight before I can continue on with this weight loss challenge. I will continue to work out but the eating is just a complete joke. Today is the Christmas pot luck luncheon. So many yummy treats! Got my morning workout in and will try again for some abs in the evening. Ive been doing well with this workout and doing it daily, so that is a good thing. I also bought a cute dress and it was a size 8! Yay! Although, I tried on Juniors pants and they were a size 13. Boo! But I dont get too upset with Juniors sizes because well, they are made for teenage bodies and its a miracle I can even fit into them, lol.

What size is everyone wearing these days?

12-13-2012, 01:57 PM
Lindy - glad you found a fun dress - what does it look like? No way I could fit in a size 8 unless it's very a-line ;) Today I'm wearing an M top with an M cardigan - some of my tops are still Ls though. On the bottom, I'm wearing mostly 12s in dress pants for work and a few pairs of jeans are 10s but probably because they have a bunch of stretch in them. Getting dressed for anything is getting so much easier - I'm loving the clothes in my closet right now. It's so much easier to get a flattering fit at this weight. Can't wait for lower still!

Got in a good run this morning and may try to go for a walk when I get back from our work xmas thing tonight.

Hope all is well...

12-13-2012, 05:22 PM
Ok, quick check in. could probably roll me out the door today, lol. I had NO filter when it came to pot luck and it was delicious. At home I have a pork butt and rice cooking, but the thought of eating at all right now is repulsive. I seriously wish I could "feel" this full all the time so I would never want to eat. Where is that magic pill??? haha

Dance - I actually bought 2 outfits because I wasnt sure how casual or dressy it was. One is a cute wrap dress. It is brown with gold panels. Hard to explain but its cute. And it was only $8 on clearance! The other outfit is red dress pants with a red tank top and a light gold cardigan. I like that outfit but the boyfriend is not a huge fan so if I dont wear it, I may return it. Ill upload pics on FB this weekend.

Cant wait to hear how you guys are doing and about Dance's upcoming dates.


12-13-2012, 07:54 PM
Off to a work xmas party in a little bit. Got an email from my ex with an article to read earlier and did not reply. Got an IM from him a half hour ago when I was away at a mtg asking if I'm around. Now he's away from his computer and it's driving me nuts not to know what he wanted. Silly, I know. But it's good for him to have a chance to miss me, right?

Only drank pellegrino and did not eat anything at the office holiday thing this afternoon. Tonight's thing is at a sushi place - I'm going to try to stick to sparkling water, fish and veggies - we'll see how that goes. Maybe I can leave early *sigh*....

12-14-2012, 03:08 PM
Did well on food and exercise yesterday. Planning on a walk when I get home from work.

I didn't do so well on the ex front - he ended up IMing when I got back from the holiday party and that turned into a phone call and that turned into him coming over. I'm so not good at boundaries right now. His mom is in the hospital and he was worried and upset.

Anyway, so not in the mood to go on the other dates now. I'm thinking about canceling one of the sunday ones - we'll see how I feel tomorrow after some more sleep.

How are you guys doing?

12-14-2012, 04:20 PM
Hey Dance:

I personally think you should keep on with your other dates. While your mind is on your ex, when he is not so aggressive, you will be happy to have a back-up plan. Everything he is doing though is all good signs. My question is, the reason why you split...has that changed? I understand you miss him but has he worked towards fixing the issues that were the demise of your relationship? Its ok to not be good at the boundaries thing, not many women are when they are in love. :-) Good job on your eating. I wish I could be single again just for successful dieting, lol.

I am not even going into my eating because really it is a joke. I will get on the straight and narrow next year. I mean seriously, I know I dont have the willpower right now. My goal is to not put weight on at this point.

Im am incredibly sad with the shooting in CT. That is where my family is from and panic set in immediately. Fortunately, none of them were harmed but so many others were. I sit at working crying my eyes out and eagerly awaiting to get home and hug my Gabadoo. I wont discuss anymore because I dont want to bring anyone down anymore than the media already is but just thinking out loud.

I wont be on until Monday because we have another crazy weekend but I hope you all eat well and exercise much. I will be uploading pics of my Christmas party outfit on FB so keep an eye out. :-)

12-14-2012, 04:50 PM
Lindy - you are right as always. I'm going on a date tonight, another tomorrow and possibly two on Sunday (and the fireman on Monday) so I'm definitely still in this - just sometimes I don't feel like it ;) And yes, he is definitely working on the other issues but still has a ways to go. I guess part of my challenge is deciding whether I can be around while he works on things or not.

And yeah - the shooting is so terribly sad - I can't believe it happened. Those poor families.

12-16-2012, 11:15 PM
Hey girls - hope you all had a good weekend.

Had a good first date on Fri and would like to see him again. Got in a good run on sat and then had a great time with my ex - going to dinner and a movie. Had a so-so first date tonight. Eh. Down a pound finally with one to go to make my xmas goal. Not sure if I can do it but I will definitely keep trying!

12-17-2012, 12:56 AM
Lindy-I will definitely upload pics of the party. My sister is ready for me to be there so we can get everything done. I still haven't done that workout you posted but I want to give it a try. I'll have to write it down and make my sister do it with me. We need to get our eating under control. I did good on the gf diet for the 12 days but didn't see the loss with it like I used to. This weekend was horrible. We always have a meal at church after the service and I'm feeling the effects of eating the stuff I ate today. I'm going to do better tomorrow.

Neesa-good job with the scale. I want to be back at 185.

Dance-i need to be more like you and get out in the cold for a walk. Its been raining the last couple days so the snow melted. You are so disciplined at your parties. I'm just gonna come live with for a month and do everything just like you are doing, lol. You got this Christmas challenge.

I finished out my 12 day grapefruit diet on Friday. Not sure if I'm gonna do it this week. We will be travelling Friday, sat and sun. I know dieting isn't very fun when. You are in the car most of the day. I need a new "diet".

Ok so I'm so sick of looking at Jillian Michael's I could scream, but only 11 days to go. I will finish it. Its gonna be fun to do in a motel room. I'm ready to get out of Michigan for a while. We're heading out Friday morning. Chris wants to take all weekend to get there. I just want to drive straight thru but he does most of the driving so I'm not gonna argue. We have to pick our battles, right.

12-17-2012, 08:45 AM
Burgundy - like the new avatar! Are you doing 30ds in that pic?

Made my xmas goal surprisingly so I'm working on a new one for 1/1. I'm planning on going to Cozumel with my ex (I know, it's crazy) in mid-Feb so I'm beyond motivated. Bathing suits - yikes! I'd like to be down as far as possible by then - maybe 165? I imagine it's going to get harder and harder for me to lose going forward.

I've got the date with the fireman tonight. And then am hanging out with my ex on Tuesday. Did I tell you guys I'm having some spider veins in my legs worked on on Weds as a reward for meeting my goal? I'm nervous about the needles and stuff but am looking forward to having prettier legs. I have to wear funny compression stockings for 5 days after and can't run for 5 days either (but can walk like crazy and that's what I'm planning on doing).

Are you guys done with xmas shopping? I still have some more to do but am taking the day off on Friday so that should help.

Off for a cold and dark run this morning - burgundy, wish you were here and coming with me!!

ETA - just saw a post from Neesy on another thread. I sent her a PM asking her to come join us here. I hope she does. Send her a PM if you get a chance :)

12-17-2012, 01:49 PM
Hey chickadees!

Dance - congrats at meeting your Christmas goal! SO proud of you! Keep us posted on the dates. And when did this vacation with the ex get planned, hmmmm?? :-p

Burgundy - I wish I had a suggestion for you as far as a new diet but I am failing so bad right now, I cannot give advice to anyone, lol. Ill regain my dedication in the New Year.

Where is Nessa? She has been MIA.

We had a nice weekending at the Christmas party. I did not upload pics in my outfit because frankly, I feel disgusting. I must have taken 100 pictures from every which angle and lighting and I looked huge in all of them so I threw in the white flag and said screw it. I would seriously like to take off at least 10 pounds before the cruise because I know lots of pics will be taken and I dont want to avoid my memories with my friends. So, I am going to try to do p90x until my cruise. I figure I can push myself to at least do that and still eat what I want. I will start this evening. And ask for your push and support so I stick to it.

12-17-2012, 02:44 PM
Lindy - I'm sure you're being way to hard on yourself - you ALWAYS look gorgeous! p90x sounds like a great idea - getting toned is a huge help with bathing suits. I started situps and pushups this morning in that same spirit. I'll be expecting to see your daily workout updates!!!

Yeah - so the vacation thing. When we first started hanging out together again, I booked it (totally cancelable) on a whim thinking things might work out by then. If something changes in the next month or so, I can always cancel it but it's nice to have something to look forward to and to keep me super inspired about losing weight so that I don't get comfortable and stop trying. Silly, I know.

12-18-2012, 09:31 AM
Dance - totally not silly! You are doing what most of us girls would do. We try to keep you on the straight and narrow with guy issues because thats what girlfriends do but we understand the need/want to interact with your ex. We have all been there, Im sure.

While I thought everything would be good with the boyfriend working, I think not much has changed and while Im dedicated to making this relationship work, I definately see is falling apart and we are past the hardest parts. Its sad and frustrating and I am hoping that the cruise in January will rekindle the romance that is pretty much completely gone.

On another note, I didnt do P90x. I have a horrible feeling based on how lethargic I have been that I am borderline depressed. Which is scary for me. Does anyone ever get that way? I know when I was heavier, I was VERY depressed; and now I have weight back on and Im getting that way again. Sorry to be such a debbie downer today, just not feeling right. :-(

12-18-2012, 04:29 PM
Lindy ***hugs*** Sorry you're having a tough time. I have felt that down/flat way too many times and have dealt with more serious depression through my ex over and over again. Something to keep in mind is that caring for someone else who is going through a tough time (like an extended stressful job search) puts a TON of stress on the caregiver (**lindy**) and uses up the chemicals in your brain that keeps you stable. You may just need some recuperation time. Any chance you could eat lots of fruits and veggies for the next few days to make sure your body gets what it needs to keep you in a good mood? Please come back and check in later today and let me know how you're doing.

12-18-2012, 05:28 PM
Dance - thanks for the kind words and suggestions. I am feeling a little better. And I think I need to do my best to fill up on fruits and veggies in replacement of soda and junk because that doesnt help the matter. I told the DBF I need him to go for a walk with me in the evenings. It doesnt have to be brisk, just form of walking to help relieve any stress and bring my endorphines up. Im so glad you guys are here because as you can tell on my FB, I rarely vent **these** kind of problems with people on FB. I always want to come off as accomplished and dont like to show my shortcomings often. Here I feel more at "home" and that no one will judge me, so thank you guys for that.

I will be leaving work shortly but wanted to check in on everyone to see how the eating and exercise is going? Super proud of you girls for sticking to it. I hope to be joining you in the new year.

12-18-2012, 06:47 PM
Evening walks sound great - hope you guys get a chance to do that tonight.

My ex is coming over tonight and we're heading out for a walk in the snow (should be snowing by then) and then making dinner. That'll be the last time I see him until after christmas. I'm hoping I'll lose a few pounds while he's gone! He keeps talking about my newly re-discovered cheekbones ;) which cracks me up. I'm hoping for another pound loss for tomorrow - I was close today but missed it by .2.

Hope you're all doing well...

12-18-2012, 09:36 PM
Hey everyone!!!! I bet you all thought i was gone forever!!!!

I have been lurking but not posting. All this time off and away from the gym has been no fun for me! I also am back to 187.0. ugh. All that hard work and.after sometime off and no gym up 2 pounds. And today i was plaging makeup at work so i didnt get to work out. I hope i get to tomorrow.

And im really sorry i have been.mia. I plan on doing better. But my grandfather has taken a turn for the worse and he wanted a.DNR order. So that has been very hard for me. . . we think if something happens-per his wishes- they wont even try to bring him back. Just depressing and thaf is not helping with my eating.

My husband has decided he has had.enough of our current home and subdivision and put the house on the market. He told me he had already....... Nope he didnt and because.of all our debt to get a house anywhere.close to what we have we.will need.10's of thousands we dont have. Well i guess me and the dobe will be living in a box on the street! Lol

and i found out yesterday...... I have to have surgery on jan. 7th. (that is if we all live past friday!) ha

so im just a lil stressed!!! But all of my christmas is bought and here and wrapped except my hubbys last gift. So theres a plus. I dont want to undo all the amazing progress i have done but im so stressed.that eating right and exercising is last on my list.

You guys got any advice????? Sorry to be negative nancy..... Lets hope tomorrow is better and im motivated!!!!!

Thanks for.listening!!!

12-19-2012, 09:50 AM
Hey girls!

Dance - dying to know how the visit with the ex went. Since you guys wont see each other agian until after Christmas, did you exchange gifts at all?

Nessa - wow, I am so sorry hun, it sounds like an ultra stressful situation you are in. I can totally relate to your grandpa because when my grandpa passed a few years ago, the paramedics could have brought him back but since he had a DNR, they just let him go. That was bar none the hardest thing I ever had to deal with. Just thinking about it makes me sad, sad for my past and sad for you. I am so sorry.

Ya know, Im gonna vent about your hubster because my guy is driving me batty. They think they know the answers to EVERYTHING and they dont. And then 'ish hits the fan. I would be so stressed if that was my circumstance so I dont blame you. Realistically....2 pounds is not awful. You and I know it is likely water weight and if you can just maintain through the holiddays, it will be fine. Just try to stick to your point range and not eat up your flex points, if you can. The exercise can come later when things arent so hectic. Then again, exercise helps me clear my head so Im not sure I should advice you against it. I guess pick your poison....exercise, or extra points? But if you can stay on track all together - how fantastic would that be?! We will always have obstacles in our life, but we cant be counter productive and put weight on everytime it happens. Thats why we are in this forum. For support so that DOESNT happen. You can do it girl, just keep moderation in mind. Maybe instead of working out you can do little things that add up? Take the stairs, park far and walk. Just thinking out loud. :-) Ill be thinking and praying for you girly, it sounds really hard right now in your world.

I wish I can say I am having a better day but Im not. I am very afraid as to where and my DBF's relationship is going and I am just hoping that we can salvage it. We got into a nasty, mean argument yesterday evening and went to bed angry. There was still frustration built up this morning and althought we said goodbye to each other and said we love each other, it was not sincere. I dont know what to do. On top of all else, he took a dig at me which was extremely hurtful. He said something about me "nagging" at him to get a job and thank god he got one or I would have made him go nuts. That really upset me because for the first 6 months, I did not say not one word about him not working. I only grew stressed when he had 3 months of unemployment left and I was paying for his kids "grand" birthday parties and Christmas. I supported this man and his kids for 8 months and he felt I was a "nag". Grrrr.....just talking about it now sets me off even more. Ok, Im going to work and distract myself. Ill catch up later, lol.

12-19-2012, 09:13 PM
Nessa - wow, things sound tough on your end right now! Hang in there - we are here when you need support of course. I'd recommend keeping junk and treats out of the house for the next week or so to keep avoiding temptation a little easier.

Lindy - it is no fun to be accused of being a nag, especially when it's wildly unfair. I hope you guys can have a calm talk tonight and each talk about what was hard when he wasn't working and what's hard now.

Last night with my ex was great - no gifts yet - we are getting each other snorkel stuff (for our trip) when he gets back next week (his idea). He still wants to do dance classes, amazingly - not sure if/when that will happen. He's nowhere close to being ready to be in a serious relationship again so it's going to be tricky for a while. I may need to take a giant step back sometimes and get some distance.

Got in a walk in the park today (no run due to the spider vein treatment) and am walking to meet friends for a drink tonight.

Hope you all are doing well!

12-19-2012, 10:50 PM
Dance-my avatar is from last year, just need that reminder. You amaze me. I'm so proud of how you are working. You'll look great on your vacation. How was the vein treatment today?
I'm all done with Christmas shopping have been for a while. Just gonna make a few bracelets.

Lindy-I'm sure you looked great in your outfit. You just have to remember, you are your own worst critic. Sorry to hear things are hard with your bf. I've been there, there have been many times when I've thought about packing up and moving back to Alabama but then I realize I've put 12 years into this relationship. Maybe there will be sparks again on the cruise. I know some time apart always helps me and the hubby. Do you have some friends you could go visit on weekend?? Sounds like you need some "me time" **hugs** I think its awesome we can share really anything with each other.

Neesa-its probably water weight and will come off once you are back in the gym.
So sorry about your grandfather. It is so hard to see them sick.

One more week of 30 day shred, yay. There have been days I haven't wanted to do it but pushed through. I'm so glad I did.

We are leaving Friday morning for Alabama. I'm excited and ready to go. I got all of our stuff packed today since ill be volunteering tomorrow. I need to do a little bit more cleaning and we'll be ready to go. My hubby has been sick, hope he's back to 100% by Friday. I'll try to check in as much as I can while we are down there. I need to be kept accountable. I have to do some form of exercise everyday.

12-20-2012, 12:48 PM
Burgundy - congrats on getting so far on 30ds - you are a workout rock star! Do you have healthy snacks for the car ride? I hope you do check in lots - I'm going to be super focused on workouts and staying on plan - would love to have someone to check in with in the next two weeks.

I'm down another pound today - really hoping I can make it to 171 by 1/1 although that's kind of a long shot. The veins the doctor worked on yesterday are totally gone - it's absolutely amazing. They felt a little bruised last night but they don't hurt this morning. It's a little weird wearing these compression stockings - they feel like tight leggings basically. This is my last day in the office until after the holidays - vacation time, here I come!

Lindy - how are you doing today? Did you have a chance to talk things through with your guy?

12-20-2012, 01:27 PM
Hey chickadees!

Thank you for the support, I t was definately a pick me up today. I too am glad that I have you guys as part of my life to share my shortcomings and issues. It helps.

Dance - your plan for distance with your ex is a great idea. Since he is ready, you need to make yourself less accessible. What happened with the other dates you had lined up this week? How did the vein procedure go?

Burgundy - GREAT job the 30 day shred! Do you see any visible results? Thanks for sharing the stories with your relationship, it helps to know that I am not alone and I just need to breath sometimes. I am awful at relationships and more often than not, I throw in the towel quickly and am trying very hard not to do it this time because HIS kids are involved, just as much as my Gab.

Ok, girls, this is it. I leave work at 1 pm and I am off until Wednesday of next week. Things are incredibly busy around our household so I will not be checking in until after the holiday. Good luck staying on track and MERRY CHRISTMAS! Next year is our year to shed the pounds! *hugs*

12-20-2012, 11:58 PM
Lindy - we'll miss you for a few days - hope you have a fantastic holiday!! And that you get a chance to breathe. We are here if you need to vent anytime.

Vein treatment was great - I'll be glad to get back to running on christmas eve though. Fun to see such immediate results from a treatment.

No dates lined up - might see the fireman again after the holidays, we'll see. No word from my first date (other than some quick texts) - I think he gets back to town on xmas eve. No idea if he'll get in touch. The guy from last friday that I liked is crazy busy with work - not sure if I'll ever hear from him. Looks like I need to generate some more options. I've been emailing with one guy who's out of town until 1/3 - looking forward to meeting him.

Just got back from a chilly walk with a buddy. Doing pretty well sticking to plan so far today:
B: 4 slices bacon, 1/2 C blueberries
L: 6 pieces of nigiri (no rice), green salad
D: gyro meat, tsatsiki sauce, green beans

Hope you all are doing great...

12-22-2012, 04:23 PM
Hey everyone! I thought i would check in real quick. We have been painting our whole house and i have been.making 2 wreaths for the front doors. And im trying to cook and get everything ready for our christmas tomorrow night! Plus wrap capones gifts so he can open some gifts too!! (well he pretty much just shreds the paper but its fun to watch.....and i dont have any kids so hes my kid!)

I actually havent.gained any so im happy. I hooe you all have a great Christmas and be safe in your travels!! Talk to yall after the holidays! Hopefully my life will slow down after them and i can get back on track!!

and thanks so much for all of the encouraging advice! Yall really do help out alot!! Dance- im so glad your dates are.going so well and way to go on the way you are doing things with the ex!! You will have him chasing you like crazy!!!!

Lindy- dont you just love it how you can say or suggest something and its always stupid. Then 2 or 3 days later when they forget u said it and they say it......its suddendly the best idea ever?? Lol i swear if we make it past this move i think we.will last many years to come! Lol

12-22-2012, 09:34 PM
Nessa - sounds like you are doing great on projects for the house. Too fun that you've got presents for your doggie - I bet he'll love them. And congrats on maintaining - nice job!

No new dates on the horizon - except with my ex when he gets back on thursday. Need to drum up some new options. There's a guy I've been writing that will be back in town on 1/3 - looking forward to meeting him but don't know when it will be and I have a bunch of work travel in Jan.

Veins are still healing up - got in 1.5 loops walking in the park today - will try to do the same again tomorrow. It's hard not to run for 5 days! Looking forward to a run on xmas eve though - strange how you get into the habit.

Hope you guys have a great holiday...

12-22-2012, 11:22 PM
Dance-thanks, I am hating Jillian Michael's about now. I haven't been eating a lot in the car. We've been stopping for meals and I've been sticking to salads. You have 9 days to go for your mini goal, I'm sure you will rock it.

Lindy-thanks! There are some differences. I took pics on day 1 and 15. If I get brave on day 30, I might post them. Good luck with the bf.

Neesa-sounds like your holidays are jam packed. I got my pups Christmas gifts too. We gave them to them on the 1st since we aren't with them for Christmas. Bandit loves unwrapping presents too. Its so funny.

We've been taking our time getting to Alabama so I've done 30ds in 2 motel rooms. That's fun, lol. I didn't bring my weights so I've used bottles of water. At least I still did it. I wanted to go all the way today but the hubby decided he wanted to stop 3 hours away. Grrrrr.

5 days of 30ds left. I'm ready to do so e other form of exercise. It will be over soon enough and I will be glad I did it. I brought so e other DVDs and wii games for me and my sister to try.

I hope everyone has a merry Christmas. I'll try to check in whenever I can.

12-23-2012, 12:34 PM
burgundy - woooohoooo for 30ds in hotel rooms! I'm seriously impressed! I have a hard time working out in nice hotel gyms much less making myself workout in the room to a video - you are amazing. And great job on the salads.

Down one more today! :dance: I'm not sure I'll be able to lose 2 more in 9 days but whatever happens is okay - I'll take any progress ;)

I'm off for a walk in a bit and am having a bunch of family over for dinner so it will be a busy cooking day.

Hope you all are doing well...

12-24-2012, 11:59 AM
Hey girls! Hope you are all out having fun with your families.
Lost another pound today - not sure how or why but I'll take it. One more to go for my New Years' goal. Bathing suits still seem like a grim prospect but if I can get down another 10lbs by the time we go on our trip in Feb, that would be a big help.

Talked to my ex on the phone last night for an hour and a half. He's more in touch on this vacation with his family than he ever was when we were together. I'm really seeing some big changes in his behavior. He's nowhere near to being done working out his issues but it's nice to see progress.

Happy Holidays, girls!

12-26-2012, 09:56 AM
Good morning girls!

It is December 26th and it is a new day for me! Woot woot! I am very much in the zone following the holidays and am ready to go hard. I have decided I am not getting on the scale though until I see changes in my CLOTHING, and I mean big changes, I feel like the scale keeps me prisoner and when I dont see a loss, I go off plan because Im like "oh well, no point in dieting". Anyway, I got a nutribullet for Christmas, so I am going to do smoothies for breakfast and lunch and then a sensible dinner.

For breakfast I did kale, chia seeds, banana and strawberries, it was yummy.

Congratulations to all you girls! You have truly motivated me. Dance with another pound down, Nessa maintaining through all that stress and Burgundy doing 30DS while traveling. There is absolutely NO reason I cannot stay on plan. :-D

Dance - I am really excited to hear the progress that your ex is making. What are your plans for NYE?

Ok, I have to catch up on work but Ill check in later.

12-26-2012, 03:20 PM
Just checking in again. Did my smoothie for lunch and feeling ok. Mildly hungry so I will have to bring some healthy snack to munch on so I dont revert to vending machine garbage but day 1 is good. I went for my allergy shot and flu shot today and everytime I get my allergy shot, I feel super sleepy - not sure why, so Im struggling to get through the day. Plus its dead at work so that doesnt help.

Me and the DBF are doing pretty good these days (we have our moments) and had planned for a bike ride this evening, although the weather is pretty nasty out today so I may resort to Just Dance.

12-26-2012, 04:27 PM
Lindy - woohoo for a good day 1! Sounds like a healthy snack would be good - how about some veggies and maybe a string cheese or some nuts? Glad things are good with your bf - how's he doing with his job? I should know by now but tell me again when your cruise is? Are you getting excited?

I didn't weigh in yesterday or today but will tomorrow. I got in a cold (brr 18 degrees) run this morning and may walk another loop with a friend tonight which would make up for my lazy day yesterday (only a very short walk). So nice to be back to running though - love the endorphins.

Ex gets back tomorrow and we're planning on hanging out in the evening. No plans yet for NYE - of course, I'd love to spend it with him but it has to be his idea, I think. Veins are still healing - there are some odd bruises on my legs but they are getting smaller. I'll be curious to see what the doctor thinks of my progress when I go back in a few weeks. I talked my mom into doing it too - she'll go for treatment when I go for my follow up.

Hope you guys are doing great!

12-26-2012, 05:57 PM
Dance - thats awesome that you got your mom on board. My family raves about the procedure and I saw the difference for sure. Now if only that could have the same thing for stretch marks! haha Good jobon the run and yes, if you can, totally wait for him to make plans on NYE and if he doesnt, have a back-up plan with your friends. Maybe an event where you can bring a date...or not. So you are not bailing on your "option 2" at the last minute. My cruise is January 17th! 22 days to go!

It turns out I had some almonds in my desk so I was able to curb my hunger with that little snack. Day 1 was a great success and I am super happy about it. Ok, I have to leave for the day but Ill be checking in first thing tomorrow morning.

12-27-2012, 10:45 AM
Good morning girls....

I will be somewhat repetitive with my posts as I will be posting my foods. It kinda helps me look at things in perspective on what I am eating so, that being menu from yesterday was:

banana, strawberry, kale and chia seed smoothie for breakfast and lunch
habanero almonds for snack
grilled chicken with italian dressing and field green salad for dinner
cocoa and banana smoothie for snack

For today.....

avocado, mango, chia seed smoothie for breakfast
egg salad with ham on a 100 calorie wheat thin for snack
Dinner....tilapia and veggies

Not sure what I am doing for lunch because I ate my sandwich already, lol

How is everyone else doing? We have a bitter cold front here - Im sure its nothing like what you guys are use to but cold enough for me, lol.

12-27-2012, 03:26 PM
Dance-i really pushed myself to get those workouts done in the motel. I couldn't stop at day 25. Good job on your loss. I need your motivation, I don't think I could talk myself into running or walking when its that cold.

Lindy-your shakes should like a good idea. I'm staying away from the scale too, just because I'm not sure if my moms is the same as mine, lol.

Today is my last day of 30 day shred. I'll have to take progress pictures tomorrow. Not sure if I've gained or not. I've been eating my moms wonderful cooking so you never know. Saturday is my nieces party so we are trying to get some stuff done for that today and tomorrow. We have some family coming from out of town Saturday too. Should be a fun filled weekend.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

12-28-2012, 10:23 AM
Burgundy - dying to see those pictures. Im sure there is a noticeable change. Keep us posted on the party too!

For lunch yesterday I just had a pack of peanuts. Then for dinner I had 2 pieces of tilapia with some asparagus. Now, the asparagus was wrapped in bacon because of my boyfriend but I told him one piece wasnt going to kill us considering we are doing 3 cups of kale a day. Plus tons of fruits. I also had a sweet tooth in the evening so I made a pineapple and banana smoothie.

For breakfast, it was berries, banana and chia seeds.

Lunch is full of errands but I plan on eating a salad from Chipotle. Now dinner is going to be a cheat night for sure. We are going to the bbq restaurant so I know how that is going to go, lol. We will resume smoothies tomorrow. :-)

12-28-2012, 02:32 PM
Lindy - sounds like you are doing great on the new plan. Are you hungry a lot or is it manageable?

Burgundy - yay for the last day - hope you take some gorgeous progress pix!

Still at 172 here - hoping to lose another one by 1/1. Had a good time with my ex last night and we're hanging out again tomorrow - going snowshoeing I think. I need to line up some more dates though - it seems like my earlier prospects have pretty much petered out. Oh well. I would've liked to have kept seeing two of them but if they're not into it, there's not much point. Maybe they'll resurface - it's a crazy time of year.

Heading out for a chilly run shortly followed by some weights. Hope all is well with you guys!

12-28-2012, 04:50 PM
Dance - I am happy to hear things are going well with your ex and that you are still open to talking to other prospects, that will keep your mind at ease. I definately agree with you, if they arent circling back around or do not commit to further dates, its best to keep on truckin'. I am definately not hungry but if I do get hungry, I just have another smoothie. Today was cheat day. I had a chipotle with brown rice, chicken, pink beans, lettuce, tomato, light cheese and guac. I actually think its healthy considering 100 other things I could have but me and the boyfriend are doing date night tonight and we are going for bbq. BUT tomorrow I am back to smoothies.

Anyway, I have to finish up some stuff before my long weekend. I will check back on Wednesday. Hope all is well!

12-29-2012, 10:51 AM
Lindy - hope you had a blast at date night!
Nessa - I bet you're busy with house painting - come drop us a note when you get a chance.
Burgundy - when do you head back home? Are you staying through new years?

So, I made my 1/1/13 goal a few days early - which is a very good thing since I need all the help I can get to be ready for bathing suits in 6-7 weeks!!! I'd like to get down to 160 by then but I imagine the whole weight loss thing will start to slow down or I'll hit a plateau - we'll see, I guess.

Very exciting morning around here - cleaning the house, doing laundry - crazy fun ;) Will check in later...

12-29-2012, 11:03 AM
Hey yall........ we have not had power since.the 25th at 2pm. So we are.roughing it.and.freezing! The sleeping in our room juat trying to stay warm with us!!! Its crazy here.and i will be back as soon as we have power and i can charge my phone again online!! I sure miss yall and.hope that i havent gained while roughing it! Lol

12-31-2012, 10:50 AM
Nessa - hope you guys have your power back! That must be crazy tough.

Things are tricky here. Had a great time with my ex on saturday snowshoeing and going for margaritas after. It got weird though as he kept getting texts from the other girls he's seeing and I decided it was all making me a little nuts. I decided I need a little distance and we're going to go for a few weeks without being in touch at my request. We continued to hang out through Sunday afternoon and I think I enjoyed our time together more knowing I was going to have a break from all his girl drama. We're supposed to go out again on 1/12 - I figure I could lose up to 5 more lbs by then which would be a bonus. Anyway, it's kind of a tough time for me but I'm going to get through it and stay focused on weight loss and getting into shape. We're still planning on going to Cozumel but he's nowhere close to be ready for us to get back together *sigh*.

Planning on a cold run today and a bunch of ab work. Hope you guys are enjoying the holiday weekend...

01-02-2013, 11:51 AM
Good morning chickadees!

Well, I can honestly say I have been doing quite well with eating. I mean, I indulged on NYE a little but aside from that, I have been eating healthy. I do a smoothie for breakfast, sometimes a smoothie for lunch...or a sensible I am doing a salad with brown rice and chicken from chipotle...all fresh ingredients, then salmon and a salad for dinner. Sometimes if I am extra hungry I have some peanuts. I still refuse to get on the scale. The boyfriend is following the same program and he keeps going up and down within 8 pounds and that is exactly what I am afraid of so its more convincing for me to just stay off. Our cruise is in 15 days and I hope with sensible eating and exercise I can drop a few pounds. Ill be honest, I was rushing to have this weight come off fast for the cruise but now I would just be happy with slow and steady progress. I know I will indulge on the cruise and especially be drinking daily....:-D ....but I plan to hop right back on track after and will be beach ready by May.

Dance - I saw your pics on FB! I thought things were going well based on the pics but Im sorry there were set backs with the texts. Have you done any other dating lately? Do you have anything lined up? I honestly think god has a plan for you and maybe your ex still not being in the picture is continued motivation. :-)

Nessa - omg, I cannot imagine no heat for so long! I am so sorry you guys are going through that! I would say I hope this isnt sabotaging your weight loss efforts but screw it, that is a tough battle in its own. :-( Do you have any family or friends you could stay with? What is the cause of no power?

I hope Burgundy is having a good time with family. I saw the pics online and they party looked like a great success.

Im off to the gym now. I am going to focus on cardio while at the gym and will do weights in the evening while watching tv. I always focused at weights on the gym but I think because I lack motivation when I get home to go walk, the weights are a better plan.

Here is to a new year and new girls in this forum!

01-02-2013, 12:00 PM
Happy new year, girls!

So, in theory I wasn't supposed to be in touch with my ex for two weeks as of Sunday. That didn't last very long - at his last minute suggestion, we ended up spending NYE together (I asked him not to fill me in on his other women drama) and calling it a holiday exception to our no contact period. Kind of crazy, I know but I had a really great time. What did all of you do for new years?

Didn't run yesterday but got in a walk instead. Am planning on running after work today and have another first date tomorrow night, I think. Will keep you guys posted.

ETA - just saw your post, Lindy - so glad the new eating plan is going well!!! And I like your idea of getting the cardio in before you're too tired at night - makes lots of sense to me.

01-02-2013, 02:29 PM
Dance - quick update before I continue to trudge through my workday. I got in 30 minutes on the eliptical and based on my heart rate monitor, I burned 310 calories. Im good with that! As far as NYW, we went to a bonfire but I pulled a muscle in my neck and was hurting so bad that it was not enjoyable. I much rather have stayed home and made it a blockbuster night with my honey and Gabriella.

Not too much else to report. I am trying to catch up on all my work because I start school on Monday! Yikes! I am excited and super nervous at the same time. I know it will be fine, I just have to get my "sea legs", it has been over 10 years since I have been in school.

01-02-2013, 03:04 PM
Lindy - woohooo for getting your elliptical in already - you rock!! And sorry to hear about your neck - that sucks.

What class do you start on Monday? Are you doing one per semester or more? Too exciting.

01-03-2013, 10:16 AM
Good morning!

I actually have 4 classes! I was a bit ambitious, lol. 3 are online and one I have to go to the college for but that is only on Saturday morning from 8 am to 11am, not too bad. I will be taking algebra, political science, english composition, and speech. The basics.

I did a banana and organic peanut butter smoothie today with kale. For lunch I have no clue what I want to eat. And I plan on going to the gym for 30 minutes again. I might do bike today. Im not sure. I squeezed in 25 push-ups last night and plan on doing a quick 25 each night. I think that should count for something. I did not get a good night of sleep because of my dang neck and I am coughing like crazy, hoping tonight is different.

Does anyone have anything fun planned for the weekend?

01-03-2013, 02:46 PM
You are so good with your workouts! I ran this morning in 12F weather (crazy cold) but once again, no situps or pushups. Will try to get those in tonight.

Wish me luck on my date tonight...

01-03-2013, 03:22 PM
ahhh- I am jinxed on workouts! I went to the doctor at lunch because my chest and head were hurting. Sure enough I have an upper respiratory infection and bronchitis. I was told to stay away from exercise until I am done with my Zpack, grrrrr. I am still eating healthy though. I had a veggie sub at subway for lunch and I think I am doing stuffed peppers with turkey for dinner.

Good luck on your date! Cant wait to hear the details. :-)

01-03-2013, 08:39 PM
You guys have been doing so good!!!!!! Im jealous!! Tje no power really messed with me. I didnt gain 3 pounds but it really has me down and out. And craving stupid junk food! Plus i am stress surgery is monday and really nervous about it!! I also dont.know how long they will be on restrictions from working out etc. So im not.doing great!! I will have to live thru yall!!! Lol we were without power because of an ice and snow storm that hit here. If there had been line maintenance wouldnt had been as badd if they had. But oh well. Thank God its over!!!!! Lol and believe me my hubby and i dont have any problems with each other but after sitting in the dark staring at each other and me having to play dr and fix his abscess on his neck........ We were ready for a break from each other!!! But i swear the worst part was no hot water for hot showers!!!! Lol catch yall soon

01-04-2013, 09:25 AM
Lindy - you don't want to mess around with bronchitis - that can mess with your lungs for ages. Glad you're getting the medication you need - if you stick to eating well, you'll see losses even if you have to take a few days off of working out. Hang in there!!

Nessa - the whole power outage thing sounds really hard - glad that's over for you. Remind me - what surgery do you have on Monday?

So, you guys won't believe this but I actually had a good date last night! We're going out again on Saturday. Not sure that we have tons and tons in common but he's nice to hang out with and I'm definitely looking for a distraction right now.

Planning on a run after work today - need to get this scale moving!!

01-04-2013, 10:17 AM
Dance- awesome on the date!!!! Glad that well!!! Dates can fun! I am actually the pre registration now.... Getting more nervous every mibute!!! I hate surgery! But they are doing a hysterioscopy and a d and.c. will fix all of the problems i have been having for the last year!!!! I hope yall all have a great day!!!! And weekendbif i dont talk to yall again!

01-04-2013, 02:26 PM
Nesssa - good luck with the procedure and recovery! Keep us posted on how you are doing? Dont worry about the gain, get better and then you can go hard.

Dance - why wouldnt we believe you had a good? lol. That is great news! Is the attraction there? That was my problem with dating. I hit it off great with some guys but the attraction just wasnt there. I hated that.

A couple of modifications since I cant do cardio right now....I am going 2 floors down and taking the stairs everytime I have to go to the bathroom. This seems to be great and I may continue to do it after I start working out again. I am also doing 25 push-ups in the morning and 25 in the evening. Still refusing to get on the scale. I probably will after my cruise so I can update my ticker with any weight gain because I can honestly say I am not going to restrict myself on vacation. For breakfast I had a kale, pineapple and vanilla yogurt smoothie. For lunch I had a turkey burger with avocado on a multigrain bun, and a side or bbq beans. I could have gone without the beans but I was craving something sweet and that was my halfway point instead of ordering chocolate cake.

It is a REALLY, REALLY nasty day here. Dreary, wet and cold, I imagine this is what Seattle looks like, lol. Anyway, the DBF talked about doing grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup for dinner. Not diet worthy but sounds so good for comfort food. Ahhh....what to do, what to do. I plan on cleaning all day tomorrow so Im sure I can burn off those calories, lol.

01-04-2013, 03:09 PM
Nessa - I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a great outcome - you'll do great, I'm sure.

Lindy - :) I just meant that I hadn't been connecting with anyone other than my ex lately. I think he's attractive (the new guy, I mean) - it's not the strongest chemistry I've ever felt but we'll see. I'm getting nervous about going out with him tomorrow - what if we run out of stuff to talk about??

Burgundy - we miss you!! Hope you're having fun...

01-05-2013, 10:55 AM
Morning, ladies! Had a mini-whoosh and am down to 168 - which is making my beach goal seem possible if still a big stretch. And who knows, after all this work, we may end up canceling our trip if things get too weird.

My ex, after the initial breaking the no contact rule for new years and again with an email on Weds, hasn't been in touch for days which is in theory how I wanted it but the reality is always harder to deal with. No idea what will happen when I see him in a week. But what is great to know is that I'm smaller every time he sees me!

I'm shooting for two more pounds by next weekend which will be hard since I'm traveling for work next week from Tues to Thurs. I'm also having another vein treatment, well, at least a touch up so I'll be wearing my oh-so-fun compression stockings again during the week. So, here's my plan for not letting a business trip throw me off track.
- bring snacks that are on my plan in case meals are tricky
- walk on the hotel treadmill (or outside) for at least 45 min Weds and Thurs am (will walk in the park before leaving on Tues)
- double loop in the park when I'm back and working from home on Fri

Kind of nervous about my second date tonight - will let you guys know how it goes.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

01-05-2013, 12:23 PM
Hey ladies, sorry I've been mia. I got sick about 230 am Friday morning and was sick all day yesterday. We were supposed to leave today but gonna wait til tomorrow. I feel a lot better today but we want to make up time missed with my niece yesterday. My cousin was sick first, then my sister got it and passed it on to me. I'm hoping my mom and niece don't get it. My mom is diabetic and we really don't need her getting dehydrated. I'll catch up once we are at a motel tomorrow night and I'm bored.

01-05-2013, 06:45 PM
Burgundy - such a bummer to get sick on vacation - hope you feel better soon! I'm selfishly looking forward to your being back at home and in touch more ;) Safe travels and hope your mom can avoid the bug...

01-06-2013, 01:58 PM
Down another pound to 167!

Date went better than I thought it might. Not sure when/if we're getting together again - we'll see.

Off for a run in a bit. How are you all doing?

01-07-2013, 02:15 PM
Hey girls!

Burgundy - sorry you caught the bug, I've been sick since last week and it is seriously kicking my butt, even worst off, I had to pull out of a 5k I was suppose to do on Saturday because I was diagnosed with acute bronchitis and the doctor said I need lots of rest and no 5k or any form of exercise for that matter. :-(

Dance - so happy the date went well! And congratulations on more more pounds loss, I truly hope after my vacation I can get on board and catch up to you, you are really motivating and amazing. :-) While I understand your reluctance on going a couple days without talking to the ex, keep it up, and dont always meet on his terms. Have him throw out a date, agree and then tell him something came up. I, games, games but it works.

Hope Nessa is doing well, I wonder if she has lost the couple pounds from the power outage.

I start school today and am really excited. My DBF dad is also staying with us for the next month and I absolutely ADORE him with all my heart so it makes me happy that he is here. He is going to be watching the kids while we go on our cruise next week. Yay....10 more days till Mexico!

01-07-2013, 07:18 PM
Wow, lindy - can't believe it's only 10 more days till your cruise! you must be so excited. Is it going to be tricky to miss classes?

Went for a run early this morning and am going for a walk in a few (double exercise!). I just got another vein treatment and it's supposed to be good to walk so what the heck. No word from 2nd date guy so he may have gotten spooked or something. I'm going to wait to see if he gets in touch as it doesn't seem to have helped when I've reached out first to other guys. If he doesn't, no big deal but it would have been nice to have a distraction.

A buddy of mine at work that I haven't seen in a few months complimented me on my weight loss which was nice as most people don't say anything. I figure they notice but decide it's too personal to comment on.

Hope you all are doing great....

01-08-2013, 12:25 AM
Hi Ladies....I'm back! I am finally conscious after having the twin girls. They are now 7 months old (where did the time go??) and are being better with my hubby, and my hubby is getting more comfortable with taking care of them, so I am able to start focusing on myself.

I have started seeing a chiropractor who also is into wellness/nutritional assessments. I have been adjusted (figuring gaining all the weight from the twins and then losing it) and my back is feeling better. She also did a full nutritional assessment to find out what nutrients my body was lacking. I have told her about my chocolate cravings and she said my body was lacking magnesium. I started taking that supplement, and I don't crave it anymore! She told me not to start doing crazy work outs, but I need to start moving.

Lindy: So jealous of your cruise - I remember seeing it on FB and being jealous. :) Hubby and I went on our cruise for our honeymoon and it was so much fun. Hopefully you and the BF can reconnect and put your arguments behind you.

Burgundy: 30DS - brave woman! Hope you are feeling better.

Dance: You are a ROCKSTAR! I cannot believe how the weight is just coming off of you!

So, I am now on a "diet" I guess you can call it. The chiro has me on the "Phase II" diet: no potatoes, pasta, bread or rice. She said that I will feel lighter and the weight will just come off. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Life with twins and a 5 year old is crazy, as you can imagine. Hubby and I decided that we have to schedule my workouts so he knows when he'll have all 3 kids. our life is chaotic, but I have to say, I wouldn't have it any other way. The twins are amazing, doing so well and just the cutest things (if I do say so myself). I'm still working on the motherly guilt by spending time away, but I need to do something. Since being on bedrest during my pregnancy, I'm basically starting over again.

I will keep checking in now...promise!

01-08-2013, 09:45 AM
Dance - in time the right distraction will come along. :-) How are you feeling today after your touch up treatment? I think the most gratifying weight loss is when other people comment. It makes such a difference. The DBF and I plan on being very strict once we return from the cruise. Im happy he is finally trying to lose weight because he keeps me on board. When he is not trying to lose, its every man for themselves. Any word from the ex yet? Oh, and no, not tricky to miss class. I will miss only once class during those dates....Algebra. I can miss up to 3 days total for the class in a 10 week period so I should be fine.

Vicky - Yay! Welcome back! I am so happy to hear that you are ready to focus and join us. Dance is motivation alone as she is just melting the pounds off, lol. And I think her diet is close to the same concept as yours. :-) Your twins, and Maddie are just gorgeous, I love when you upload pics on FB, its nice to see them growing up.

Ok, I am beyond busy so I have to get moving. Not too much new to report on. Im still sick but Im pretty sure its starting to clear up. I had my smoothie this morning, plan on doing veggie soup for lunch and then we are having spaghetti for dinner. Not the best choice but with the healthy breakfast and lunch, I can deal with a small portion of spaghetti. :-)

01-08-2013, 10:07 AM
maddiesmom - so fun to see you back here! Your life has got to be so crazy right now, I can't even imagine. I've been following a similar eating plan to what you describe - no starches no sugar - and all my cravings are gone which is a huge help.

lindy - ex called last night and we talked for a few hours. Glad he missed me I guess and we're still on for this weekend which makes me happy. I texted 2nd date guy before my ex called and he texted back a long message which I will reply to today. Nothing about getting together though so not sure what will happen there.

Totally annoyed with the scale today - up two pounds for no reason that I can think of. I ran one loop and walked another and stuck exactly to my eating plan (probably around 1300 cals). Oh well - I won't get another chance to weigh in until Fri am so those pesky pounds better be gone by then!

Off to pack for my trip and get in a walking loop.... Will check in from Phx.

01-08-2013, 01:55 PM
Ladies, thanks for the welcome back! It's been awhile since I have been back on the wagon...when I was pregnant, I ate everything. Now, I can get back on track. Just wish I had my trainer, but he moved to IN (I'm in IL), so I'll have to do it without him. Looking to just get started with the working out and perhaps hire a trainer later...thinking the pounds will come off a lot at first no matter what I do.

The diet is going well - no longer craving the sweets, which is nice. All the other "whites:" potatoes, pasta, bread - I miss. But, I have been planning ahead, and was up until midnight last night, making lunch. My new fav for breakfast is a quiche, which is 70% veggie and 25% egg (with some ham and cheese for flavor). I make it ahead of time and slice it up and put into tupperware to grab. Lunch is easy: usually leftovers, today it is a salad with chopped rotisserie chicken. Dinner will be pork chops with sweet potatoes and fresh green beans. It takes some getting used to, not having those carbs, but nothing is ever easy, right?

Dance: Don't worry about those 2 pounds - could be anything and they will come right back off. Yes life is certainly chaotic, but all I have to do is see those babies smile, and I'm in heaven. Not to say it isn't a lot of work - it totally is. We have been lucky - they sleep through the night since about 7 weeks, except when going through a growth spurt.

Lindy: Gab is absolutely beautiful. Love seeing her pics on FB as well. Time just flies by too fast.

Sticking to plan, have fresh fruits and veggies in the fridge for snack. Feeling good!

01-08-2013, 02:31 PM
Quick check-in.

Maddiesmom - do you have the recipe for the quiche?

Got to go again, lol.

01-08-2013, 03:02 PM
Lindy: No real recipe - made it up myself (aren't I clever), but here it is:

6 eggs
1/2 cup sharp cheddar
salt/pepper to taste
1 green pepper chopped
1 green onion chopped
4 oz mushrooms chopped
1 frozen pkg chopped spinach, thawed (could use fresh, but that requires another step)

Put all veggies in a sautee pan with olive and cook through (if you don't do this, the veggies stay hard). In separate bowl, beat 6 eggs, mix in cooked veggies and cheese. I put mine in a pie plate and bake at 350 for 30 mins (or until top doesn't look so runny). You can use any kind of veggies, but I put a ton in mine where you really don't see the egg, you see more of the veggies. I slice it into 4 pieces and put in the fridge. Microwave for 2 mins and you are set to go for breakfast.

01-08-2013, 05:46 PM
Wow - sounds amazing! Thanks for the recipe. So are you eating as many calories as you like, but just eliminating the "Carbs", so to speak? Do you have to eat fruits in moderation?

01-08-2013, 05:49 PM
Lindy: the chiro said to start with the carbs, and we will go from there. She said not to count calories just yet, but my diet will be following they glycemic index, so I can have fruits, just not bananas and grapes, as those are the highest in sugar content. Lots of veggies and meats (including red meat, apparently I need more B vitamins in my diet) and fruit. But no coffee or soda, caffeinated drinks, etc. Which is going to be hard since I don't get a full night's sleep. She's doing everything in stages so she isn't overwhelming me.

01-08-2013, 10:32 PM
Lindy-i took a day 30 pic from 30ds but havent gotten brave enough to share yet. There is a bit of a change just not real noticeable to me. sounds like your eating is on track. Its great your bf is on board too, that makes it so much easier when you physically have someone doing this with you. I think I have my husband on board too. Hes not a small man, Im sure youve seen him in some of my pictures. So even if its baby steps with him I'll be happy. Congrats on starting college. Hope you are feeling better.

Dance-we got home yesterday. Its nice to be back in my own bed. Now back to eating better and exercising. You are my inspiration. You have lost so much these last few months and I want to join you. Its always fun to get compliments from someone you havent seen in a while. Im sure those extra pounds will be gone when you get back.

Nessa-how is it going after the power outage?? How are you feeling after your surgery?

Vicky-welcome back, we've missed you. I really crave chocolate too, wonder if I should try some magnesium. My hubby has some. LIfe has to be hectic but I bet you wouldnt trade if for the world. Might have to try your quiche recipe, sounds yummy.

My stomach bug was a 24 hour thing so we left Alabama on Sunday and got home yesterday. Its always so hard to leave. Now I'm coughing. My niece has the flu. I hope im not getting that. Been loading up on vitamins. Hoping I'll kick it in the butt. I havent been working out much the last week so I have to get back to it. I only gained a lb on vacation so thats not as bad as its been in the past. Time to refocus and do this.

01-08-2013, 11:10 PM
Hey girls!
Maddiesmom - quiche sounds yummy - will have to make one of those soon!
Lindy - how did you do for food and exercise today?
Burgundy - yay! You're back! So hope you don't get the flu - sounds like it's extra bad this year. one pound on vacation is amazing - I'm sure it will be back off in no time.

So the latest chapter in my continuing saga - my ex called last night telling me he missed me and we talked for three hours. This morning, when he realized I didn't need to leave for the airport until the afternoon, he asked if he could come over and like a wimp I totally caved - I missed him too. I guess it means the week or so apart gave us some new data. I'll try it again maybe after this weekend.

Hope you guys are doing great....

01-09-2013, 10:14 AM
Good morning girls!

It is so nice to see the whole group back together again. :-)

Dance - you are not a wimp, you are just in love. :-) And hey...if he is telling you that he is missing you, there is no reason to play games. I am verry h appy things are transitioning with you two in a positive way. As far as my eating, I did ok. I do a smoothie every morning and am quite pleased with doing that. I have vegetable soup for lunch yesterday and munched on craisins and peanuts for snacks. For dinner we had spaghetti and meatballs and I'm not gonna lie....nothing healthy about that but I dont care. I am not going to go hard until after my trip. I am still not allowed to exercise due to my bronchitis. This cold is kicking my butt and I am no where better and my doctor said it just needs to pass and I need to rest. How is your business trip going so far?

Maddiesmom - slow and steady wins the race. I like your doctor's thinking. When we are dieting we tend to jump in hard and want quick results and I think a few pounds here or there is what will make the difference. Keep me posted as she tweaks your program, it sounds interesting.

Burgundy - welcome back girl! Only a pound gained is impressive. Did you workout the whole time you were up there? Sorry to hear you are catching something. This cold I have is nasty and I cannot shake it. It is upsetting because I leave for my trip in 1 week and it does not look like I am going to be any better.

I wish I had some major strides to post on but you guys will have to wait another 2 weeks before you start seeing me post numbers. Then I am on board 100%.

01-09-2013, 05:26 PM
Ugh, I had a hodge podge of crap for lunch. I dont think anything was horrible it was just a bad mix and wasted calories. Again, not trying hard but trying to at least do well at breakfast and lunch.

I did a smoothie for breakfast, some peanuts for a snack, throat losengers all day...which I hate because they are wasted calories, tuna sandwich with onions on italian sliced bread for lunch, tostitoes chips with salsa and yahoo chocolate milk....we wont even go there with what a bad mix that was, lol. I had craisins as an afternoon snack and are doing philly cheesesteaks for dinner. *sigh* I might as well enjoy it now because things are going to change on January 22nd. :-)

01-09-2013, 08:31 PM
*sending healthy vibes in everyone's direction* Hope everyone gets back to feeling 100% soon - being sick is sooo tough.

Doing pretty well so far on this trip. Stuck to plan last night (ate roasted chicken and veggies at dinner), went for a verrrry early walk this morning before our meeting, and have been on plan so far with food. We are going to a swanky italian place tonight for dinner so I'm planning a salad and lamb with veggies which would be exactly on plan for me. I drank water with dinner last night so I get one glass of wine - woohoo!

Am going to try to get up super early and walk 4 miles tomorrow - wish me luck!

01-10-2013, 11:07 AM
Dance - I cannot say this enough, your dedication is truly inspiring. I cannot wait to get back from my trip and get on track like you. If you can travel and still be successful, there is no excuses for the rest of us. :-)

Have you heard from you ex while you are gone? And what beach are you going to Feb. 9th, I couldnt recall.

01-10-2013, 11:42 AM
Getting back on track!

Went out for a business lunch yesterday and they always order a ton of appetizers, etc. and I had lettuce wraps and some ahi tuna for apps. Then for lunch, after pouring over the menu FOREVER, I had a lean steak and veggies. Water to drink. They always give us muffins and fresh baked cookies when we leave, so I gave my muffins to a co-worker and took the cookies home for Matt and Madeline. I gave Madeline 1/2 of one last night, I had the other half in my hand....and put it away. Didn't need it. I ended up eating dinner late (Hubby was out while I had all 3 kids) and I ended up having oatmeal with chopped apples and some nuts at 9:30. So, still on track. Had quiche for breakfast.

Dance: you are doing so great! There's no way I could get up earlier than I already do, to work out.

Lindy: have I told you lately, how jealous I am of your cruise? I sooooo need a vacation. It's going to be awhile. Last vacation I had was Sept 2011 when we took Madeline to Disney. Then pregnancy happened. :)

I think another week or two of eating well and I'll be ready to start the workouts. Just waiting until I don't feel so exhausted so I don't get sick. I also want to wean off of the breastfeeding so I can have my body back 100% of the time. :)

01-10-2013, 12:05 PM
Hey ladies!! I am finally out of my anesthesia and drug.induced stupor! Lol everything looked good and for that we are happy. But the dr. Has no idea what has been.causing all my probs!!!! So she is just praying this fixes it. If not i dont know what we will do. But man....healing gets harder the older you are! I remember when i was in high school i could get hurt.or the floor or whatever and i was fine the next at age 29 its not that easy! Lol any who i am on restrictions from lifting and working out etc. But thats ok for right now.....i still feel like junk. But my hubby has been absolutely amazing.... He has not let me even lift a finger!!!!

My grandfather has gotten alot better....he has even been trying to get out of bed and into his wheel chair. Which hasnt happened in weeks! But now that he is doing better he is telling all of us that he will not be with us much longer. So were not sure if he knows something we dont or if hes just depressed.

Ok so im behind on everyone.....but ill try to keep up now!!!!! How is every ones day going so far!!!

01-10-2013, 12:08 PM
Maddiesmom - great job on the eating choices! I am a social butterfly these days and that is definately the biggest challenge for me. I didnt realize you are still hats off to you. I breastfed Gabriella and had ZERO time to myself, it was awful. I was good but still awful, lol.

This vaca is much needed considering the year I had last year. I cannot wait. And its the first time I have ever traveled without the kids. I am nervous and excited at the same time. Ill catch up later. I am the only one at work today and have to hold down the fort.

01-10-2013, 12:10 PM
Nessa - welcome back! Glad to hear the procedure went well and you are on your way to a better you.

01-10-2013, 08:28 PM
Lindy - so excited for you about the cruise - what a great chance for you guys to have some quality time. Where does the cruise go? We are headed for cozumel in Feb and I've never been before.

Nessa - glad you are on the mend!

Maddiesmom - great job on the food choices - eating out can be so hard.

Only did 3 miles this morning but that was pretty good. Had one glass of wine last night as planned and just ate some cheddar with apple slices as my dinner in the phoenix airport. Might see my ex when I get home tonight - not sure. The other guy that I went on the second date with is MIA but I don't really care. I have a date with another new tomorrow. Will keep you posted.

Looking forward to working from home tomorrow and getting in a good run. Hope all is well with you guys!!

01-11-2013, 04:56 AM
Hey girls! Back home and awake in the middle of the night for no apparent reason. Ex is here but I can't sleep. Catching up on grey's anatomy and eating some celery and ranch ;)

Hoping to sleep soon...

01-11-2013, 10:22 AM
Hey Dance - good job on the travel eating. We are also going to Cozumel! Our plans are to do the National Park but if I stumble across any gems, Ill let you know.

So yesterday was an oddly good day. I mean, I definately didnt eat enough but Im just glad I didnt overeat, lol. I was so busy that I forgot to eat so the only thing I did eat was 2 fish tacos for dinner. Thats it! And I wasnt starving. I wish I could be that busy all the time, lol.

I skipped the breakfast smoothie today and went with some cheerios. I was craving them. Not sure what I will do for lunch and for dinner I make a crock pot chicken meal. The 5k that I was suppose to run is this weekend. Kinda bummed I cant go but I am still congested and coughing. Since I paid $35 for it, I donated it to someone else so they can run. Should be fun.

01-11-2013, 09:52 PM
Dance-I've got a bit of a cough. Been taking it easy on exercise for a bit. I did walk 2 miles yesterday. Good news that your ex is missing you. Maybe things will start moving in the direction you want them to now.

Lindy- I worked out most of the time in Alabama. Then I got sick. I bought 3 different kinds of Cheerios today, they just looked so good.

Vicky-good job staying on track eating out. That's always a challenge for me.

Nessa-glad you are feeling better. I hope things keep getting better for your grandfather.

I didn't exercise today, my cough has been horrible and my throat gets so dry. Gonna try to get a walk in tomorrow. Hopefully its not raining. I'm boring so no exciting news from me today. Hope everyone enjoys the weekend.

01-12-2013, 12:59 AM
Wow.... It seems like everyone is sick!!!! I feel for yall! It is so awful to work out or run etc and u cant because you will cough your head off!!!

Everything is typical around here. Im.still trying to re coup and we get.a phone call.....the realtor showboll our house......... Im so happy but we had to.go on a spree. Not a good idea!! Im pretty sure it has back on hydro's. Because the ibuprofen wont stop the pain! Yuck no fun!

On a brighter note tho..... My first and only extremely small tattoo is almost designed! Lol im so scared of it that im having temporary tats made so i can place them on my body and make sure i get the right size and place/placement! Lol

i hope yall have a great weekend!!!!!!

01-12-2013, 01:00 AM
Oh.... And my weight is 185.6. Sobi havent been.set back too bad. Im eat.clean so its not so hard when i go back to the gym!

01-12-2013, 02:20 PM
Nice job, Nessa!
Sorry about your cough, Burgundy - that sounds awful.
Lindy - sounds like you are doing a great job of listening to your body to understand what food you need - nicely done!

Down to 166 here and pretty excited about it! 6 more to go for my vacation goal and pretty much 4 wks to do it - fingers crossed!

New guy last night wasn't a good fit for the long term although a pleasant dinner companion. Went to my ex's after and we're hanging out again tonight. He still has a lot of work to do on himself so I'm going to keep dating and stuff (and so will he) but we're having fun for now.

Heading out for a run in single digit weather - brrr! I keep thinking 'bathing suit, bathing suit...' Hope you guys are feeling better and staying warm.

01-14-2013, 09:20 AM
Congrats dance!!!! You are so close to you goal!!!!!! I was 187.0 this morning. I guess it is all starting to catch ip with me now!! Lol well i got brave and attempted to mmke the recipe i saw on here......only with a few tweeks. And it looks like it turned out ok......but i wont know until i get to work and attempt to eat it! Lol

but i am going to starr working out again today. It prob. Wont be a hard core workout. But it beats no workout!! i was able to buy medium scrubs this weekend......they were tight but fit..... So i now have a huge fire under my butt!!! I want to lase 10 more pds before i wear them so they look better on me. And this is my fav type of scrubs..... So im on a mission!!!!!! (plus i got 4 pair for the price 1 so i didnt feel too bad about buying them! Ha)

well i hope all you ladies have a great day!!!?

01-14-2013, 11:07 AM
Morning chickadees!

I am finally better from the cold but I am now having issues with my stomach. Seriously...I cannot WAIT to start eating healthy and exercising, I know all these little problems will go away.

Dance - congrats a few more down. I am 100% confident you will be at 160 by your vaca. Did you do anymore hanginging out with your ex over the weekend?

Nessa - what is your plan on working out? Starting out slow with some cardio? Are you following weight watchers 100% since your procedure or still holding off? I know when I am sick or recovering from something, its hard to stay on program when you crave certain things. Comfort food. What ever happened with the showing?

Burgundy - good for you for pushing through your cough and still working out. Just be careful. I was told my doctor to not workout at all because it would only make me worst. I followed his rules and after 2 weeks, I am finally better.

01-14-2013, 11:38 AM
Nessa - congrats on the new scrubs - going down a size is so motivational!!

Lindy - is it the antibiotics messing with your stomach? poor you - hope it's over soon.

And yes, lots more hanging out with the ex - in fact, he's still here as I'm packing to go to atlanta this week. I need to write to some other people on match to drum up some more options though as I've pretty much run out on the current ones. Looking forward to hanging out with him again some next weekend but I need a little more balance so that I don't get too attached right now.

I'm bringing snacks on this trip again and am planning on fitting in some really early walks - we'll see how it goes. It's super super cold (5 degrees) here today so I don't think I'll try to run - maybe I'll do something when I get to atlanta.

Hang in there ladies - will check in soon...

01-14-2013, 06:25 PM
Well im still on restrictions so im doing the elliptical only. And im trying not to over do it but i may have today! Lol i am trying to 100%of the time to be strict with my diet. And most of the time i am. But i have to be super serious now!!!! If i can get down to 175-170 i am going to hire a personal trainer.....well if the hubby agrees and we have the $. and well the showing was just for the real estate agent only!!!!!!!! So we are still waiting on someone.actually seeing the house. Lol

oh and my quiche.......well lets just say i didnt know how rich they were. I will be tweeking the next one! Lol

lindy....i hate when i take antibiotics.......everytime it makes my stomach upset! I feel for you!!!!

Wow 5 degrees???? I thought 20 something here was cold! Lol and kudos on packing snacks!!!!!

01-15-2013, 02:38 PM
Nothing new to report. I'm kinda down because I've been eating so well and I didn't lose anything. Then I realize, the medication I take to increase milk production for breastfeeding keeps you from losing weight! So, bonus for me. It's really hard to work so much on something and not see results. I'm starting to wean the babies so I can start focusing on me, so hopefully the lbs will drop after that.

Been really carbs except I went to McD's because I hadn't eaten in forever and was running errands. Only cheat thus far, so I can't complain (that was also soon after I weighed myself and was down about the #'s). What can you do??

Birthday dinner tonight, convinced my hubby not to get me a cake since I can't have it anyway. I'm going to have some ice cream, not as many carbs and the chiro said straight sugar from ice cream is better than a complex carbohydrate from cake. Had oatmeal for breakfast and salad for lunch. Grilled chix and veggies for dinner (no eating out for this lady!)

Lindy: Saw your FB post and saw no issue with appendix so thank goodness for that! Hope you are feeling better soon. :)

Nessa: I had a personal trainer and loved him. He was great and taught me so much about working out and nutrition. Yes, the quiche is rich, that's why I have more veggies than egg and not a ton of cheese. I love them for a quick and easy meal that fills you up.

Hope everyone is doing well. Back to work.

01-15-2013, 03:53 PM
Maddiesmom- i used egg white and put a ton of veggies. And i cant believe how it was so rich.......for whatever reason when it bakes in the just makes it turn sickinly rich. (if that is even a word! Lol) i am trying to figure out a way to get started with the trainer.......but they are so expensive and the hubby is throwing a fit about it! So i dont know ifbi will be able to to or not. The trainer has a waiting list a mile long because he is so good and he managed to squeeze me in but i wont be able to keep doing it. Juat a month or 2 to get back in shape then i will have to cancel. Too bad i cant win the lottery! Lol

lindy- how are you doing todaay....any better?

Well its def. Not easy trying to get back in shape and eat clean after the holidays and being off so i am struggling but staying in points range. And i worked.out an hour yesterdag and 50 mins today. But the scale said 183.6 so im almost back to my.lowest so i come 170's!!!!!!!!

01-15-2013, 04:11 PM
Hey girls....Im sorry but I am going to have to check out until I return from my trip next week. I had an unexpected visit to the ER because the abdominal pain became unbearable and that put me behind in work and school. I need to play catch up before tomorrow afternoon when I leave at 4 p.m.

I wish you guys good luck in the coming week and I will be joining you next week with new eating habits and an exercise routine so I can keep up. :-)

01-15-2013, 11:06 PM
Hey girls!!! I didn't realize the thread was still going! I will definitely be checking in. It's so nice to see how you are all doing and the daily hurdles that you all go through. helps that someone can relate!!

Update on me:
I had a trainer last year and got past a difficult plateau, but since June of last year, I completely fell off. I gained 10 lbs as of christmas. I'm down 7 since then though.. sure it's water weight because it's only been two weeks. I'm trying to plan ALL my meals and not sway from those. I'm still slacking on getting an exercise routine down. But, with my bday coming up in march. I want to see 150s for the first time in my life.. well since maybe 14yrs old?? Thats my short term goal at least.

Nessa- Never "met" you I don't believe, but Hello=) Trainers are definitely expensive, but I think very valuable in the long run. He or she can teach you a routine and different exercises that you can then do on your own. My big thing was doing the exercises correctly/correct form. Once you get that down, you're golden.

Nicki/Lindy- Hope you have an incredible trip! If you have another one, I will join you for sure. Sounds awesome. soooo jealous. let loose and live it up girly

Vicky/maddiesmom-I can't imagine how much you have to do on a daily basis. you are definitely an inspirational chick. your little girls are adorable. keep at it. they will learn your habits and you are a great role model for them. i heard breastfeeding helps you lose weight quicker also? is there any truth in that?

Rayne- hope you feel better!

Dance- you went to atlanta for work? I think its soooo hard to be good on business trips. everytime i have an out of state meeting.. its open bar and food food food. lol. hard to resist for sure.

Will check back soon=) Yay, feels good to be back.

01-15-2013, 11:28 PM
updated my profile pic for you girls haha. would never put on facebook. just for you guys LOL

01-16-2013, 07:22 AM
Neesy - wow! so fun to see you back in the thread. It's like having the gang back together!! I'm totally with you on 150s by March - not sure if I can do it but definitely want to try.

Lindy - hope you're feeling better and that you have a wonderful time on your cruise - can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!

This is just a quick drive by post from ATL before I go for a super early morning walk and then head into meetings. Sticking to plan with the exception of two bites of cheesy mashed potatoes at the steakhouse last night. Got in a walk yesterday too and am going to try to hit the fitness center this afternoon when our meetings wrap as I don't fly out until tomorrow am.

Hope you all are doing well!

01-17-2013, 01:24 PM
Hey girls! Back in Denver and pretty psyched about it... Planning on a run at mid-day and a walk with a friend tonight. What do you guys have planned for exercise?

01-17-2013, 04:11 PM
Lindy......i hope your ok. The er is never fun!!!! Maybe u can find out what is going on tho!!!

Neesy- nice to meet you too!!! I have talked the hubby into letting me get a trainer for a month or two. But he flipped when he heard the price and was like no way can you keep that every month! So im going to work someovertime that way we dont take a huge hit on the bank acct! But i figure if the trainer can kick my butt into shape i can learn it and after he gets the last 32.4 pds off of me i can maintain! If iblose more than that i will be estatic!!!!

Dance- that os awesome that you can resist temptation atva steakhouse!!!! Anytime my job has conferences or anything that we have to attend......they never offer healthy options so its very hard to stay on plan!!!!

Well the scale said 182.4 this.morning!!!!!! I am so.close to kissing the 180's goodbye!!!!!! And i swear i could not have done all of this without yall!!!!!!!

Well i just got back to work from the gym so now to play catch up!!!!! Talk to yall soon!

01-18-2013, 12:58 AM
Nessa - nice job on the scale - the 180s will be gone for good in no time!

Great day here - warm weather and lots of exercise. So nice to be back home... Hoping the scale is kind in the morning...

01-19-2013, 11:49 AM
Nessa that's awesome ! You'll be there in no time !

Dance - good luck on the scale ! Sounds like you've been pretty on track

I've been good about my diet but not exercising like I should though I feel like I've been running around like crazy . So it's a month until valentines day and I'd be happy with 1lb a week . Going to dc with my boyfriend for a work function , but he's coming along . We made dinner reservations for the entire weekend and I already know what I'm going to order off the menus lol ... And it's not healthy . Hopefully I can keep it in moderation tho :)

Will check back !

01-19-2013, 11:08 PM
Sorry I've been mia. My cough is finally gone except for when I first wake up. I've really been slacking but haven't gained any weight. I've really got to get back to working out. I got 2 tattoos yesterday. One on the thigh so I'm gonna wait til that one heals a little before I do anything too strenuous because it hurts even when I walk.

Nessa-what is your tattoo? I have 5. I think there are pics of all of them on fb. Congrats on the medium scrubs. Congrats on the scale too.

Dance-you always amaze me. I never eat good when I'm travelling. I'm gonna get back to walking, may have to go to the community center to do it.

Vicky-sou D's like you are doing good. Bummer that the medicine prevents weight loss. Happy(late) birthday.

Nessy-its great to have a lot of the old group back. You look amazing. I'm jealous, lol. Love the new profile pic. Did your thigh tattoo hurt a lot? Maybe I'm just being a baby about it.

I'm gonna be around more often now. I have to get out of the 190s and would like to do it before february. Hope Lindy is enjoying her cruise.

01-20-2013, 09:28 PM
Rayne- Thanks=) Its great to be back! I've missed you guys for sure!
you have pics up of your new tats? The one on my thigh hurt a lot, though it was my first tattoo ever. My foot and shoulder was way worse. I wouldn't do much until it heals. Dont want to get it infected or rub too much. I want another one soooo bad, but I told myself that I wont allow myself until I get to my final goal. A little incentive to push me the rest of the way lol.

Well Im going to start back in some sort of exercise routine beginning tomorrow. Im doing well on my diet. Today, I made all of my breakfast and lunch for the rest of the week. It really makes it easier.. and cheaper! It also tastes better than lean cuisines. those get old quick. Im going to try and eat only once when I get home from work and maybe one snack... but we'll see how that goes. It wont matter too much once I actually start building muscle again. My metabolism actually then begins to work.

Hope all is well .

01-22-2013, 01:06 PM
Hey girls! Spent a lot of time with my ex this weekend - including going for a hike and going to a salsa class so lots of calorie burning. I'm down to 165 but my weight loss is definitely getting slower so no idea if I'll be able to lose these 5 pesky pounds before our trip on the 9th. I'm now down to the lowest weight I got to last time when I first met you guys and I'm within 10lbs of a normal BMI - can't wait to have one of those for a change ;)

burgundy - out of the 190s by Feb sounds like a great goal! What are you doing for food today?

nessa - you need to update your ticker, girl! you are much lighter than it says.

neesy - what kind of exercise routine are you thinking? I've been running lots and occasionally doing situps and pushups but need to get more into weights to build some muscle and get toned but I'm sooo lazy about it. Curious to hear what works for you.

Hope you are doing great!

01-22-2013, 02:10 PM
Hey girls! I'm back!

Dance - congrats to getting to 165! Dont let the slowness frustrate you, its bound to happen to all of us.

Neesy - yay! I was super excited to see you in the forum. And I LOVE your pic, haha.

Nessa - we have several tattoo girls in here so welcome to the club. :-)

Burgundy - sounds like a good goal. My goal is 180 by March 1st....slow and steady wins the race and I am totally on board this time. I hated looking at some of my cruise pics and seeing the weight gain in my face. :-( But its motivation.

Ok, I have a TON of catching up to do with work and school so I will slowly be checking in and reading your posts. My new program is weight watchers again but trying to stay as healthy as possible. Wish me luck.

01-22-2013, 03:37 PM
woohoo - lindy's back!

Tell us more about the cruise when you come up for air...

01-22-2013, 05:33 PM
Oh, it was a fun one minus the big boat, lol. We were going into a cold front and the water was extremely choppy. The end result was 90% of the ship being shut down (staff included) due to sea sickness. It was so rough that I was thrown into the wall on several occassions and sadly, did not make it back to the cabin before I "turned". Aside from that I was in great company and enjoyed every minute. The weather was cold and that was no bueno but we made the best of it and had fun with activities and drinking.....LOTS of drinking, lol. Fearful to get on the scale so I will wait till Saturday which has always been my regular weigh in day and see what my damage was. Although, I will have been on my new eating plan for 4 days so hopefully it wont be too bad. At that point I will update my ticker. :-) Glad to be back with you girls.

01-22-2013, 06:55 PM
Neesy-theres pics of my tats on Facebook. I think the thigh was my worst but its my biggest too. Great incentive to lose the weight:)

Dance-salsa class sounds fun but my husband would never do that. I'm trying to get him eating healthier. We'll see how that goes. Congrats on 165, I bet your are looking amazing.

Lindy-glad you're back and had fun. Bummer on the water being so choppy though. I saw your cruise pics. I thought you look great but you are your own worst critic. You girls don't have the muffin top like I do:( good luck on the scale.

Dance asked about my food. I decided to do some cooking and prepping today because I see myself turning more and more to Chris's junk food now that its so cold. I'm sure I'm probably up a couple lbs from ticker and that really sucks. I made pizza soup and chicken and veggie Alfredo with Walden farms Alfredo sauce, its zero calorie, no pasta. I bought some strawberries and have some frozen mixed berries. Gonna snack on those. I bought some better'n than chocolate peanut butter, its 100 calories in 2 tbsp. Just need to find something to eat it with. Any suggestions?

Here's the pizza soup recipe if anyone wants it.

makes 4 servings(1 1/4 cups each)
1/2 lb lean ground turkey
2 cloves minced garlic
1 can condensed reduced fat tomato soup
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup pizza sauce
1/2 tsp sugar( I left this out, I think tomato soup is sweet enough)

Cook turkey and garlic until no longer pink. Stir in soup, water, pizza sauce and sugar. Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer uncovered 5 minutes. To with pizza flavored fish crackers(I hate pizza flavored crackers so I'm just eating it alone.)
1 serving is 200 calories, 8g fat, 19 carbs

01-22-2013, 07:55 PM
yum, burgundy - I want to come to dinner at your house!

01-23-2013, 03:14 AM
Hey yall. I just wnted to check in real fast. Its been a crazy week...... The surgery did nothing for me and the dr has no clue what is wrong with me. So back to thedrawing board. I was suppost to start with the personal trainer this week but my grandpa died so we are with family. Its way tougher than i thought it would be. Good news........i dont even want to look at i prob will stay on track. I was hoping to find time to go get the tat this week...but it may be too busy. I will try to post pic of it. but basically it is a memorial for my grand father. His cowboy hat and boots and spurs and larriet rope.

Well i am going to try to get a few hours of sleep before tomorrow. We will talk to yall later.

01-23-2013, 10:15 AM
Nessa - I am so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. I will most definately say a prayer for you and your family today. I think the tattoo is a great memorial to him, I look forward to seeing it.

Burgundy - thanks for the recipe. I have tried several recipes that we have shared on here so feel free to keep it up. :-)

Dance - whats new on the ex front? I really think the slow steps the two of you are taking is what will make it work in the long run. It is a good plan.

I "officially" signed up for weight watchers today. I love food too much to restrict myself on no carbs, or only eating clean so I think this will be a perfect solution. Yesterday I was so overwhelmed with work and school I forgot to eat...I have been doing that a lot lately. So I finally ate at 6 p.m. and it was grilled chicken with a slice of cheddar cheese and ham, and a side of green beans. I was eating healthy without even trying, lol. I also had a cup of lemonade but whatev. Ok...time to catch up on school work, I will chat with you girls later.

01-23-2013, 01:12 PM
Nessa - This must be a tough time for your family *hugs* I'm so sorry for your loss. Hang in there!

Lindy - nice job on dinner. I'll be curious to hear how WW works for you - it seems to be the answer for a lot of people. Your pics on FB are gorgeous by the way!

Things with the ex are good right now which worries me as I think he needs some more time to work out his issues but I'm going to try to relax and enjoy it through our trip in Feb. We're both taking a break from online dating basically - I have some big stuff going on at work that I need to focus on and he wants to focus on his job search. He's in touch all the time (which is a new development) and is coming over for dinner tonight. I'm really enjoying his company and I'm the happiest I've been in a while so I think that's good. Not back together though - and I'm in no rush on that front.

Seriously, you girls have kept me sane through this crazy process - can't tell you how much I appreciate it!

I'm planning on a run after work before the ex comes over - what's everyone else up to for exercise today?

01-24-2013, 02:52 PM
Hey girls!

Dance - I'm actually "laying low" with exercise. Last time I lost weight I changed my eating first, then I switched to exercise to get past my plateau. Since my plate is full as is, I will work on changing my eating habits and then move on to the next task. It is no longer about getting this weight off fast, its more about...slow and steady wins the race. :-D

01-24-2013, 08:15 PM
Uhoh, girls! I was bad today!! A handful of potato chips with lunch and a watermelon jolly rancher. I know it doesn't sound that bad in terms of calories but it's totally off plan and I'm afraid it will trigger cravings all over again. Am headed home to exercise it off...

Lindy - totally hear you on slow and steady. I'm 100% convinced that this will be the last time for me. Can't wait to be in and stay in maintenance!!

01-24-2013, 10:51 PM
I hear ya girls . Definitely okay with it coming off slowly . It will come eventually . Plus it will be more likely to stay off instead of doing a crash diet .

Nessa- so sorry to hear about your grandpa . Hang in there . #hugs#
Lindy - im doing the same . I've changed my eating and will just incorporate exercise in a few weeks once I get a little lower . I don't want to get frustrated with a plateau .
Dance - I understand your fear but u gotta give yourself a break , can't be perfect all the time :)

I've been pretty in schedule . Only losing a pound a week . But that is fine with me . I have been trying to stay active and busy at work which helps . Going to gasparilla on Saturday which is basically an all day party / drinking / food . Then later that night a comedy show . I think I'll pack food for while I'm out ... But it's going to be hard to pass up the alcohol ! Saturday is my "free day" but I'm going to try and not splurge too too much and Ruin all my hard work during the week . But hey a girls gotta live :)

Happy Friday everyone !

01-25-2013, 09:29 AM
Dance - I would think the opposite of your "uh-oh" maybe the change in diet will make you see a whoosh? Just maybe. :-) What did you do for exercise yesterday?

Neesy - totally jealous of your Gasparilla trip, I have always wanted to go there and last week when we were exiting the boat, they had the floats lining up down the street. It was really cool. Ok, so I have to ask and you dont have to answer me but are you and Will still together? I never see pics of him on FB so I just wasnt sure.

01-25-2013, 08:26 PM
No, we've been separated for almost two years and divorce should be final soon .... We are still friends and talk frequently , so I'm glad for that . I think the distance as well as my new outlook on life was ultimately the cause . We have just grown apart and want different things . I am more active now that I've lost weight and he's more of a homebody .... And a negative person over all . Life is too short !

I can't wait for gasparilla ! Let u know how it is , u should come next year !

01-26-2013, 11:51 AM
Neesy - totally agree on life is too short - sounds like you had to make some tough decisions. Big life changes can shed a lot of light on relationships, can't they? I think you mentioned a boyfriend, right? Tell us about him.

Down a pound to 164 here so I'm happy. Ran and walked to dinner (salmon and veggies) so I think that helped. Not sure if I can do the remaining 4 in two weeks but I'll keep trying. Am planning on a run this morning and a walk with a buddy later today.

How are you guys doing today?

01-28-2013, 11:10 AM
Good morning chickadees:

I hopped on the scale on Sunday. Which I guess is my new weight in date and I was 187. I was pretty sure I put on a quite a few pounds on the cruise and didnt start WW until Tuesday so that makes sense. Hopefully I see a loss next week and can change my ticker. Yesterday was my birthday meal since I wasnt here last week and I indulged. The end result was that I blew through my flex points. It sucks because the DBF and I are going to a concert on Thursday night and I wont be able to indluge but I am destined to stay on plan. Next Sunday is Super Bowl so I will likely blow through those points as well, lol. If I hadnt paid already, I would just wait until after Super Bowl but if it isnt one thing, its another. I have to stop procrastinating.

Neesy - I know EXACTLY how you feel. That is the same situation with me and my ex. He was a homebody and I wanted to get out more. We are still really good friends but just not meant to be married.

Dance - congrats on getting closer! You should most definately hit your goal if you keep this up. So proud of you! Are you excited about the beach trip or nervous?

Where is everyone else?

01-28-2013, 02:12 PM
Hey. Yall. I back for good now!!! Never again will i.make the comment it can.onlybget better from here!! Lol anyway...... All the funeral and arrangements.are.all done.and.over with. thank goodness because my great aunt.decided to.make an @$$ out of herself the whole time!!!

Anyway....i was worried that i would gain a ton Of weight due to.all the food that was delivered to our family but.believe it or jot.....i didnt back down to 181.6. And i started with my trainer today. And let me tell u.......i think he is going to kill me!!!!!!!!!! Lol but that is what i need!!! If he doesnt make me.lose weight.....i dont know what will!!! But i wish i could figure out how to post a pic on here of my tattoo. My hubby is totally cool with it (which really but i have sat a goal. I must lose 10 pds. Before i get it.

So anyway. I hope all of my drama is done now. And im back to keeping up with you guys!! Talk to ya soon!

01-28-2013, 02:43 PM
lindy - I'm sure you'll see a loss next week - too fun to get that ticker moving!

I'll probably miss my goal by a few pounds but that's okay - I knew things would slow down eventually and every little bit helps. Nervous about the trip but excited too.

Got tons of exercise yesterday - ran in the morning, walked in the early afternoon then rollerbladed in late afternoon. Thought I might see it reflected on the scale this morning but no luck. :(

ETA - Nessa, didn't see your post - nice to hear from you. Glad all the tough family stuff is over for now and glad to hear your trainer is so effective ;)

01-29-2013, 02:36 PM
Welcome back Nessa! There is a way to attach photos, I just need to find the instructions and let you know. I did it once before with my before and after photos (the first time I lost weight). How often will you be working out with your trainer? Is he training you at a gym or somewhere else?

Dance - dont sweat those last couple of pounds, you are doing so well. And I am so jealous, yes....even thought I just returned from a tip, lol, that you are going. Is the weather still pretty cold there?

Today I did really good eating out. I went over my points but thanks to flex points, I am still on track. Sadly, I only have 6 flex points left for the week and I am really nervous with the concert. I am going to try and snack on fruits and veggies all day on Thursday and hopefully that will help and then I can indulge a little in the evening on Thursday. I have a TON of stuff to work on today so I will catch up later.

01-29-2013, 03:32 PM
Miserable with cramps today so am hoping for a TOM or post-TOM whoosh. I'm working from home which is so nice and am planning on a run at lunch. Had fun last night with my ex :)

Lindy - sounds like your healthy snacks strategy will be perfect. How are you liking WW this time?

01-29-2013, 06:32 PM on my phone when i post so that may be the problem with pictures. It might be easier if i was on the computer. And i really like my trainer...he is very good.....but i seriously think hes trying to kill me!!!! Lol today was day 2. I meet with him 3 days a week at my gym. He works there. I just hope that it gets a little easier!!! Lol i thought i was in shape......WRONG-O!!!! LOL do you use your activity points too....that might help with going over on the flex points. jealous too!!!! You are doing so good!!!!!!

01-29-2013, 08:18 PM
OK ladies, I did good for a few days eating then fell off the wagon again. I'm back on now and plan to stay there. I haven't gotten on the scale. I'm gonna give it a few days. I haven't been working out either, yikes. My tattoo was healing so that was my excuse. Gonna get a good workout in tonight. I'll do personals tomorrow. I started my spring cleaning early so I'm trying to tackle that. I think I'm gonna turn my spare bedroom into my craft room. They are spread out all over my house and that's just not working for me.

Hope everyone is doing good.

01-30-2013, 01:08 PM
burgundy - love the idea of a craft room - that way you don't have to keep putting stuff away all the time. And glad to hear you're back on plan!

nessa - wow, your trainer sounds tough - but in a really good way! I'm sure it will get easier.

Walked instead of running yesterday as it was snowy and cold. Am planning on a run after work today and then a visit to the tanning salon to work on getting rid of my pasty whiteness before our trip. What does everyone else have going on today?

01-30-2013, 08:50 PM
Hey chickadees!

I realized I did not log on today so Im making a night time drop in. :)

Dance, im amazed you even walked with TOM, I dont even get one anymore but I still use the symptoms as an excuse to be lazy for one week, lol. Do you use tanning beads or spray tan? I cant tan anymore because of one too many malanoma scares. I hate it bc I think everyone looks good tan but health is more important.

Nessa, did you choose a guy trainer or was that your preference? I think I would prefer a woman but Jillian Michaels agressive, lol. Im not using my exercise points right now bc Im not exercising. I want to get the eating right before I include other factors. I eat a lot of fruit to offset being hungry all the time. What do you do?

Alright Burgundy, time to rope it in and get on a program. This is your accountability partner speaking. I think if you go overboard, you need to make sure you work out hard that day. Also, only alow yourself so many sweets a week

I had a good ww day. I ate out for lunch and still have 2 points for the day. Gotta go, will catch up tomorrow.

01-31-2013, 09:32 AM
Dance- that is awesome that you can still get run even when its cold!!!!! running but i hate to get bone cold so i would duck out!! Lol and even better that you did it on your TOM! I miss tanning but im also worried about melanoma so i only go if i have an outbreak of hives i cant control with meds. For whatever reason the tanning bed will stop them! Its crazy but my uncle is the same way so it must be something genetic!

Lindy- my gym only has male trainers. Its a small town so there arent too many options. But i actually prefer a male trainer. Maybe it is because all of my coaches throughout my career were male....except 1. I went to a really small school!! Lol my graduating class was17! Any way....i needed someone that would push me etc....... And this guy.was in the marine core (plus hes not hard on eyes! Lol so thats a plus!) and hes a great trainer. I did hold off until he could fit me in because i liked his training style. And if im going to pay for a trainer....i wanted the best! He alsogoez over eating habits and nutrition. So i try to do what he says.....but its hard!!! Lol he says go easy on fruit and juices and any sugar because it stimulates your appetite and turns to fat. So i stay pretty hungry at times but i push thry it. He says i can have all the green veggies i want so that helps. But i still stick to ww too. In 2 sessions my % body fat is down 2 and muscle up 2 so he knows what hes doing!! Lol

well im headed to work.....still sore and can barely move but here comes session3!!!! Lol

01-31-2013, 10:24 AM
Nessa - thats awesome! Keep me posted on any other tips he provides to you. Once I pay down the debt that we accumulated while the DBF was not working, I plan to get a trainer. I had one once before and loved it.

Today is going to be rough. I have to save as many points as possible today for the concert tonight. I have no idea what they will be serving but it is pass hors'deurves so I am being realistic in the fact that I will likely eat so I might as well hold off. I had a couple strawberries for breakfast which is 0 points. I might do a salad for lunch...again, 0 points, but will have to count points for the dressing. Any way, I will try to check in later. I am suppose to do my speech today so wish me luck. I have a horrible fear of public speaking and choked last night while trying to do a dry run in front of my DBF and kids, yikes.

01-31-2013, 02:28 PM
Good luck, Lindy!!! Hope it goes perfectly - come back afterwards and let us know how it went. Fingers crossed for you...

Planning on a run with a friend after work tonight - should be fun to have company.

Still at 164 but the scale is inching down. Hoping for 163 by Saturday! Just 9 days to go before our trip - can't believe it.

I've been hitting the tanning beds but for very small amounts of time so no one else can really tell that I've been tanning. I'm worried about skin cancer and stuff too but I burn very easily and I wanted just this once not to have to worry about wearing spf 80 everywhere all the time. It's so fun to be a less bright white color too ;)

Hope you all are having a good day...

01-31-2013, 02:38 PM
Dance..... U crack me up!!!! Spf 80!!! I know the white as a ghost! You have done so well with losing for your trip!! Congrats!!!!

Lindy.....i think im crazy for hiring one! Lol but i will only have him for a month or 2. Ill try to keep him as long as i can but our finances prob wont allow for much more. He is so worth what i pay him but its expensive. I have been coming back to my office and writing down exactly what we have done so i have a record and when i do have to go back to just my gym memberahip....... At least i will have that as a guide. Ill post his breakfast and supper tips he sent me.

01-31-2013, 02:39 PM
Hey, this is Jason aka your dungeon master lol

Tips for breakfast:
Choose one lean protein, one simple carb, and one complex carb. Examples:
1. Protein shake and banana. Bananas have both simple and complex carbs.
2. Shake and small serving oatmeal and a piece of fruit like an apple. Don't eat bananas and oatmeal together. Too many carbs.
3. You can sub the shake for egg whites
4. Limit dairy products and fruit juices

01-31-2013, 02:40 PM
Dinner tips
Choose a lean source of protein and all the green veggies you need to fill up. Green veggies are very low in carbs and won't hurt you at night. If you eat other carbs they will just turn into fat while you sleep
And water, water, water

at least he has a sense of humor!!! Lol

01-31-2013, 10:59 PM
Nessa- loving the tips ! I think every trainer has their own wisdom that they bring to the table . I've had a few now and seems like they all have different views or advice or ways of training .... But all seemed to really care and were hard on me for good reasons . Miss having one ! Look forward to hearing more of what he says .

Dance - I missed something . Where u going for ur trip ? That's exciting and seems like u have been working hard . I too am a ghostly white lol . can't tan , just white or red lol

Lindy- how did it go??? Omg public speaking is a huggggeeee fear of mine . I tried to face it and I took a public speaking class ..... No help whatsoever lol . I think it just made it worse . I admire ya .

Was gonna write more , can't keep eyes open haha goodnight girls

01-31-2013, 11:17 PM
Neesy - I'm going to Cozumel for a week with my ex (who I've been dating again but not exclusively for a few months) - yeah, it's all pretty weird ;) but as long as it's fun, right?

Nessa- sounds like your trainer is full of good advice - totally agree with him on being careful about carbs.

Lindy - can't wait to hear how the speech went!

01-31-2013, 11:22 PM
Nessa-so sorry to hear about your grandfather. Was the drawing on Facebook of your memorial tattoo? Good luck with the trainer, sounds like its working. No pain, no gain, right. Keep sharing the tips:)

Dance-now if I can just get myself motivated to clean the spare room out. Lol pasty whiteness. My husband says Im so white I glow in the dark. He's native American so he always has a tan.

Lindy-thank you. I needed that. I'm back on plan now. I cut out a lot of carbs but not completely. My dinner tonight wasn't the best, spaghetti but I worked out after. How was the concert and the speech?

I have a free day tomorrow. I've been cooking for the soup kitchen on Fridays. Gonna get in a good workout. Not sure what I want to do. I've been doing wii fit and zumba. I want to keep changing it up. Might have to go back and find that workout Lindy posted a month or so ago. Gonna do some crafting before bed. I think I'm gonna try paper quilling. Goodnight ladies.

02-01-2013, 10:09 AM
burgundy - woohoo for a free day and being back on plan - enjoy your workout!

Scale showed 163 today so I'm psyched to finally see a new number - things are going so slow right now - sticking exactly to plan and running or walking 5-6x/wk and I only lose a pound a week now. Oh well, it will come off eventually - just not in time for this trip.

Planning a run after work and an on-plan dinner at a buddy's house. Anybody have more exciting Friday evening plans?

02-01-2013, 11:08 AM
Hey girls!

Nessa - thanks for sharing your trainers tips, he seems like a fun guy, I like the dungeon master, haha.

Burgundy - good job in getting in the workout. Now, for the pasta was it regular pasta or whole wheat?

Neesy - how was Gasparilla?! Details!

Dance - congrats on another pounds down! Woot woot! Dont determine your future just yet. It's possible there could be a "whoosh" in your near future. :-) Just trying to remain optimistic.

I didnt get the speech done yesterday, not enough time so I have to do it today around 2 p.m. I will update you girls on how it went. As far as the was awesome! I did not eat all day so I went for the passed appetizers last night. I may have gone over my point range with drinks because I was planning on only 2 and had 4...heehee...but I hopped on the scale today to see if I did a lot of damage and I am actually down a pound so thats good! I wont update my ticker though until my official day where I record my weight, which is Sunday mornings. Tonight we are taking the kids to the movie theatre, I'm hoping to be good with the whole popcorn thing. Im not a huge popcorn fan but I get bored in the movie theatre and eat popcorn to occupy myself so I need a trick to get around that. Maybe I'll pack a bag of fruit? Anyway, I'll check in later girls to let you know how the speech went.

02-01-2013, 01:21 PM
Lindy - glad you enjoyed the concert and congrats on the pound down - can't wait to see the results of your official weigh in! For movies, I bring a crystal light packet to put in a bottle of water (can't drink diet coke in the evenings b/c of caffeine) and usually bring a baggie of salted almonds or cashews or sunflower seeds as they're more on my plan than popcorn and they're salty enough that I don't feel like I'm missing out.They're calorie dense so watch the quantity if you decide to go that way. What movie are you seeing?

I'm wearing a size smaller in jeans today (that were a little too tight last week) so I'm not too discouraged about progress ;) You guys have been amazing, by the way, putting up with all my dating and diet dramas over the last few months. I just know I would have hit a crisis point and turned to food for comfort without you guys being here for support so hugs all around ;)

02-03-2013, 03:02 PM
Lindy- It was great!!! We had a blast. Definitely drank too much and ate too little though.. so I was hung over by 8pm lol. We didnt make it to the comedy club at 10, but nonetheless we had a great time. We took a cooler filled with sandwiches (un-assembled)..BIG mistake lol, beers, and about 2 gallons of strawberry daquiris that I mixed up=) We had a lot of fun. We started bartering with the crowd. We started off by trading some ice for a beer. Then we traded the beer for a jello shot. Then the jello shot for some beads.. which was bad deal.. so we traded the beads for more beer.. Long story short.. we ended up with an eye patch, a compass, and a knife (from ice). haha good times.

Dance- WOOHOO on the smaller jeans! Everytime I come on here, I see your ticker going down and down. Great job! Hope you have an amaaaazing trip. and YES life is complicated, but as long as you're happy and having fun!

Rayne- that is so nice of you to volunteer=) I just got an xbox kinect with zumba.. but my bf is always here and I'm not about to embarass myself lol Although, I caught him doing it. It was a funny sight. I really want to get out doors more. There's a gym that just opened up down the street. I'm going to start going there tomorrow. Maybe I will try running there... see how that goes. lol. that might be overkill.

Well hope everyone has a great superbowl! Try not and eat too much. Hopefully I can stick to my own advice. I let my self have some freedom on the weekends though, otherwise I would never stick to anything long term. I'm down 10-11 lbs since 12/26. I was 175 the day after christmas. Holidays are killer! The bf and I are going to DC for my work/valentine's day weekend. We have reservations for a few restaurants... hopefully I can control myself. Also, going to atlanta for work couple weeks after that and they feed you constantly! Though I have to admit, they always have healthy options there too. They are just hard to see through all the goodness and fatty stuff. lol Oh.. and its always open bar. Alcohol is my weakness! I've been getting killer heartburn for the past month.. to the point where I have to throw up to get it to stop. I don't understand because I'm not overeating and I'm not eating badly. Gonna see the doc this week hopefully.

Happy superbowl-ing everyone=)

02-03-2013, 09:29 PM
Burgu.dy..... I punch who ever said no pain no gain in the face....ALOT!!!!! Lol im.finally un sore but tomorrow is leg day so im sure it will be back to square 1! Lol

lindy- yeah he's a mess but so strict!!!! Which is what i need but man i dread mon, tue aand thursday!!!

Dance.... I agree with the carbs but man it is so hard to eliminate them. It has been a rough road!!!! Lol
The scales have gone up......but i have been very strict on my food choices this week so i am assuming that im gaining muscle. I also noticed a little defination in my stomach so i was happy.......but a.little upset about the gain. Thank goodness we dont do the superbowl party thing so no worries about bad party food!! I have a sneaky suspicion that Jason is going to be my.butt off for the gain tho!!!!!

Well ill talk to all you ladies later!!!!

02-04-2013, 10:19 AM
Hey chickadees!

Dance - kudos on the pants change. Are you buying any new clothes for your trip?

Neesy- I had so much fun reading your Gasparilla post. I could totally picture me and my friends doing this. p.s. saw a picture with a cute boy on FB...could this be your BF? If so....respectfully.....he's a hottie! haha

Nessa - The one pound it is most definately a result of the new workout. When I did P90x, I gained 5 pounds total but was the smallest size I had ever been. I am so happy I did that program because I actually got the concept of muscle weighs more than fat. Keep up the good work girl!

Welp, I did weigh in yesterday and stayed at 186. It's 1 pound down and I'll take it! The DBF and I actually went to dinner the night before and I had planned to stay in my point range but went over for the week so I was happy that the scale still reflected a pound down. This week is not going to be much better because I have a dinner date with my friends on Friday, and on Sunday I have a babyshower. Plus my week restarted yesterday and I went WAY overboard for Superbowl, so hopefully I can maintain. I'd be happy with maintaining my 1 pound loss, lol. After this week, I am good. No major events planned...thank goodness. Then I can really get on track and do this!

02-04-2013, 12:59 PM
Lindy - woohoo for a pound down! It's hard to diet when there are so many social distractions, isn't it?

Nessa - my guess is that you're retaining a little extra water in your sore muscles. It will come off soon, I'm sure. It takes women a long time to gain serious muscle mass so I'd be surprised if it's showing up on the scale this soon but the main thing is that it's not the wrong kind of weight gain for sure. Keep up the good work!

Neesy - love your bartering stories! too fun. Totally agree that traveling for work is HARD! So little control over the food options/mealtimes and so many temptations if you're trying to stick to plan. Are you calorie counting these days? If so, what's your daily limit? Curious to compare as our stats are awfully similar.

Weekend was great - ended up going on a crazy long walk with my ex on Sat afternoon in the 60 degree sunshine which gave me shinsplints (from walking on pavement, bummer). So, I couldn't run yesterday or today. Hoping to get in a roller blade tomorrow though. Yesterday, we went to a salsa bootcamp to work on our latin dancing before the trip. We only stayed for the first 3 hours but it was fun. No superbowl watching here but hope you guys had fun if you watched it...

02-04-2013, 08:32 PM
Dance- how awesome on the smaller clothing size!!!! I always love it when i can go shopping and discover whoot down a size!!!!! I seriously.hope its water or.muscle!!! I used to love roller blading!!! So much fun....and ice skating too!!!

Neesy- that is so cool how you bartered all that stuff!!!

Well the trainer.told me little to no salt. No processed foods. The fresher the better. Only 100% whole wheat bread and very very limited. Also he to do protein shakes.......i HATE shakes!!!!! So im gonna try mixing the.protein powder into low fat or.light and fit yogurt and add.fruit to it.....surely it cant be worse than a shake??? Lol i wish i had time for smoothies!! Now that i could get used to! Lol

the scale said 180.6 this morning so im sure it will eventually go down....if gluteus maximus better turn into a gluteus minimus! Lol well i hope yall have a great evening!!!!!

Lindy- that makes me feel better.that you gained 5.pounds but was smaller than you have ever.been!!! I hope that is the case. The trainer works my and is so strict on food....i try really hard.on the food part but no one is perfect!! I just want to.look toned and thin!!! Lol

02-05-2013, 09:32 AM
Hey chickadees!

Looks like everyone is dedicated focused - happy to see it. I wonder where Burgundy is hiding?

Nessa - since your trainer is revising your eating habits, are you still doing ww?

Nothing new to report on my end, just waiting for the scale to drop this week. :-)

02-05-2013, 01:41 PM
Morning, ladies!
Planning on a run or a roller blade this afternoon (as a break from working from home) - it's gorgeous and sunny out today. No progress on the scale front but that's okay...

02-05-2013, 07:17 PM
Dance-congrats on the lb down. You amaze me. Yay on smaller clothes. I'm ready for that to happen.

Lindy-the pasta was regular. I know, bad. It was from the soup ,kitchen, they send a whole tub full home with me. I only ate a little and froze the rest. I plan on giving it to some ladies at church. Congrats on your lb down too. I have all the wiehg watchers books here my cousin gave me. I should read through them again.

Neesy-sounds li,e you had a lot of fun. I do zumba on the wii. I love it. You and your bf could do it together a few times, then you don't have to be embarrassed.

Nessa-you look great in your pic on fb. Me and the hubby cut out salt a while ago and I'm surprised at how salty things already are. I never noticed with some things before. 179!!!!

I haven't been hiding out just have may house torn apart trying to turn our spare room into my craft room. Its a big project. I'm also trying to get a website going for my jewelry with my best friend and my sister. I'm still on plan but staying off the scale for a while so I'm not obsessing. I've been doing a shake for breakfast, lunch usually salad or a lean cuisine but I want to get away from the processed stuff. I used to do a liquid fast once a week a few years ago, I'm thinking of going back to that. Gonna get up and workout so i can make some more necklaces later.

02-05-2013, 11:08 PM
Lindy- my trainer iant.overly happy that i cant drink nasty protein shakes so i add it to dannon light and fit breakfast! Lol and he.doesnt really have an.opinion.on ww. I.still do ww.amd.i stay under points. According to my program on my phone im allowed 28 pts. and with the training i normally stay well under. And i rarely use.the activity or exercise.pts. My hubby has let me keep him next.month if i keep begging.....maybe he will in! Lol im still upset because.the scales keep.going up. But i have to keep telling myself........stop looking at the scales and.look at inches. The medium.scrubs i were not as tight as they.were.2-3 weeks ago. The pants had alot of wiggle room.....the much but still comfy.

Burgundy- thanks so much!!!!! I wish i could figure out how a pic on here. I.may try to email that pic and my tattoo pic and a myself so maybe i can post them from my laptop! it is so hard to eliminate salt. And im slowly cutting it out but its hard!!!!! But it does make.a.difference!

Dance- im so jealous you get to rollerblade so often!!!!!

02-06-2013, 12:42 PM
Ugh - feeling a little under the weather (may have gotten a light version of my ex's cold) and majorly unmotivated. I ran yesterday but it felt twice as long as usual which definitely means I was low energy. Hoping to catch up on sleep tonight and stick strictly to plan. Yesterday was one of those I'm endlessly hungry days for no reason that I can tell.

Nessa - so nice that your clothes are getting loose -that's such a great feeling!

burgundy - sounds like you are keeping busy! good luck with all the projects.

02-06-2013, 01:34 PM
I went WAY under my point range yesterday. To the tune of 8 points which is a big deal in weight watchers. Not really sure why but I wish I was like that today. Instead, I am starving. My co-worker was going to get spanish food and while the thought was not in my head before, it certainly was after she mentioned it. I ended up with spanish pork and rice. The rice took up almost all my points for the day and I am stuck with only 3 points for the rest of the day, which is very, very, bad. I will shoot for egg whites and fruit for dinner and maybe a ww candy that is 1 point. Wish me luck. I am full now so I can say I am confident I will stick to to it but who knows after 6 hrs.

Dance - sorry you are not feeling well. These colds and flu's are going around my job like wild fire and everyone keeps catching it from each other. Worst cold/flu season yet. Get the rest you need because you need to be 100% for your trip. :-)

Nessa - woot woot, glad to see you are looking at the clothes and not the scale. When I did P90x, I weighed 170 but was wearing a size 8 comfortably so pay no mind to that mean ole scale.

Burgundy - the green fringe jewelry that you uploaded to FB really caught my eye, cute! Im not one for jewelry around my neck or wrists, more of an earrings girl myself...specifically hoops. My goodness, I have every size and color of hoops that you can imagine. Do you do earrings too?

Ok, I have plenty of HW to work on today so I will catch up tomorrow.

02-06-2013, 06:32 PM
Burgundy- so jealous of ur craft room!! And i love ur jewelry on facebook!!!!!

02-06-2013, 08:14 PM
Nessa-I think you might have to go thru photo bucket or Flickr to upload a pic on here. Its been ages since I posted a pic. I decided I need a craft room, my stuff was all over the house. Our spare room is only used when my mom is here during the summer so I converted it.

Dance-hope you are feeling better soon. It seems like I was sick a month. Get plenty or rest and stay hydrated.

Lindy-I can do the fringe on hoops too. I have to make a run to hobby lobby or Michael's on Saturday for more supplies.

I've moved so much around in my house today but the craft room is complete. I'm so happy to have my own space and have our dining room table back. Gonna get my workout done and relax for a bit after.

02-06-2013, 08:41 PM
Hey girls!!!! I not posting too much.....but i have to share.this stuff.i found. Have yall ever heard of or tried "flatout" flatbreads? They have like a million different kinds im.stuck on the fold over white bread right now. But they range in ww points from 1-4. And.its.alot.of.bread and.filling oo. And calories range from 47-160. Im pretty impressed!!!! Yall may not like them but its worth a try to see! I love breads so anything i can get to be able to eat it! Lol have a good evening everyone!

02-06-2013, 10:00 PM
Nessa-you can never post too much, lol. I have tried some of the flat out breads. I like them. Haven't had any in a while. Might pick some up

02-07-2013, 01:43 PM
Nessa - never heard of it, but I will be going to buy some this weekend, thanks for the heads up!

Doing well today as far as food. We are going out for dinner so I skipped lunch to maximize my points. I know I shouldnt skip meals but since it isnt all the time, its what works for me.

Super busy again, will catch up later.

02-07-2013, 04:27 PM
Nessa - love flatouts! I don't eat them right now b/c of the whole no grains thing but they make a super yummy quesadilla if you're looking for more ideas. Multigrain were my favorite too.

Burgundy - how did the workout go?

Lindy - good luck with everything on your plate and hope you have fun at dinner - where are you guys headed?

No workout for me yesterday (taking a day off to rest up and try to avoid being sick). Don't seem to have the cold today so may have dodged that successfully - planning on a run or walk after work today - whichever I have the energy for. Stuck at 163 - still hoping to get down one more in the next two days but it's unlikely.

Hope you guys are all doing well...

02-07-2013, 10:29 PM
OMG, I just did a workout on YouTube called 15 minute insanity cardio workout. I haven't sweated(is that word) this much in a long time.IN JUST 15 MINUTES. Gonna stick with it a while I think. You are constantly moving. Gonna turn the wii on now for a fun workout, lol.

02-07-2013, 10:51 PM
Ok, instead of the wii, i did another youtube video. This time i did Cardio infused standing abs. It was a 10 minute workout. There are so many different workouts on YouTube.

I'll probably try some more tomorrow, we might be snowed in. I got my hair cut today, now I can't decide if I want to dye it. Some of the blonde is starting to show back up. The color I used last time didn't last long.

Time for a shower and a zombie movie, night ladies.

02-08-2013, 09:51 AM
Burgundy - keep us posted on the videos. If you can copy a link, please do. :-)

02-08-2013, 10:33 AM
Morning, ladies! I took the day off for pre-vacation prep. Going for a run this morning then to get a pedicure and then to a hair appt. Tough day, right?

Burgundy - I've heard of insanity - sounds like a killer workout - good for you!

02-08-2013, 01:07 PM
Hey everybody!!! It has been a busy few days. The trainer has worked ny tail feathers off! Lol i was doing lunges and must have pulled a butt.muscle! Lol so i only got 1 round of them done. But i got the rest of the workout in! He also now makes me send him my food for the day!!!! Man hes hard.core! Lol but it.does make me fight thru my hunger cause i dont want to tell him i have eaten something bad and then him make me pay for it!!!!! Lol

but i only ate half my points yesterday and under points for the reat of the week. And i havent used my activity or extra points. But im super hungry today and going out to eat with my dad and then my inlaws are coming back from over seas im just hoping i dont totally mess up this weekend!!!!

I hope you all do great this weekend!!!!

02-11-2013, 01:55 PM
Hey chickadees!

Looks like it was a quiet weekend. Well, Dance is probably in a warm sunny place right now so thats understandable, lol.

Welp, my ticker stays the same this week but I went off ww 3 days and didnt keep track so I was expecting that. I am very tired from working so much and going to school. I was going to try and do summer school but I may take off for my own sanity and to contribute a couple of months to getting into healthy eating habits and working out again. I felt so good when I worked out.

How is everyone else doing?

02-13-2013, 11:38 AM
Hey girls - a quick hello from the beach! Drinking too many cocktails and having too many chips and guac but making up for it mostly with swimming and walking. Will catch up properly soon...

02-14-2013, 04:28 PM
Hey everybody!!!! Wow it has been slow hasnt it??

Dance- hope you are enjoying ur trip!!!!!!

Nothing has changed here. Scales are staying the same but i feel like my clothes are fitting better. And boy did the trainer try to kill me today. Leg day and man did he push for perfection!! And he had to cancel on tuesday due to a stomach bug. So i have a session tomorrow. And even tho im off work on driving down to have my session.....i think im crazy!!!! Lol he gave me the ok on getting my tattoo. He said it wont hurt it if we work out because my foot wont stretch so it will heal properly. So ill prob get it soon. Well back to work i go.......i will catch up soon!

02-15-2013, 11:12 AM
Ok...i have a question for all of you. My trainer wants me to do the whole protein shake thing. The only way i can eat the protein shake is with syntrax nectar powder and mix it with yogurt. I use dannon light and fit yogurt. But the trainer isnt overly happy with the yogurt. Do yall have any ideas on what i can use in place of the yogurt and get the same consistancy???


02-16-2013, 12:03 AM
Hey ladies. Tried the same YouTube video a few more times. I want to branch out though and keep trying different ones. I'll keep y'all posted on how that goes. I'm having a fondue party on Sunday. I think the only healthy options are the fruits and veggies we are dipping in the fondue, lol. I usually take Sunday as a free day so maybe I will be OK.

Dance-hope you are having a great time.

Nessa-sounds like you are enjoying your workouts now. I would love to have a trainer. Might have to look into it. I'm no help with protein shakes. I've never tried them. Good luck with your tattoo. My sister has one on both her feet. She had to go barefoot for a few days. I have 2 news ones(5 total) and ready for more. They are addicting.

Lindy-busy girl. Do you have time to breathe? Is this the same job you had at Halloween?

02-18-2013, 11:00 AM
Hey girls....I was just waiting on some more posts before I hopped on here again.

Nessa - can you freeze some fruit and use it with your protein shake, or use almond milk with some ice? That's what I use with mine. Good job on working out! I joined Planet Fitness last week and will start my schedule this week.

Burgundy - same place from Halloween Horror Nights but now it is Mardi Gra. The money is not as good so I am not exactly thrilled about it but I get to listen to live bands so that is definately not a bad thing. :-) Have you lost any weight as a result of these workouts?

I have not lost anymore weight because of my hectic schedule. Im kinda annoyed with myself because I paid for 3 months of WW but because I am seriously on the go at ALL times, I hardly have time to think, forget weighing food and all that good stuff. Also, there is no microwave at my second job or at school so Im kinda screwed there. I know, I know, I shouldnt be making up excuses. Hopefully with working out, things will change.

02-18-2013, 01:57 PM
Hey girls! Back from vacation and reluctantly trying to get back in the normal swing of things. Haven't been brave enough to get on the scale but I can tell my snuggest pants are a little tighter than they were before I left. No biggee - it will just take me a bit to get back to normal.

Neesy - how was your DC trip? Loved the pix on fb - you look great! And your bf is a cutie!

lindy - can you bring a thermos to your second job? Soup can be a good low points on-the-go kind of food. Isn't mardi gras over now? or do they keep celebrating all month?

Nessa - did you come up with a way to make your shakes work? I'd maybe try plain yogurt - the flavored ones all have sugar added.

burgundy - how are your workouts going?

Missed you guys - hope you are all doing great.

02-18-2013, 02:51 PM
Dance! How was your trip??? OMG, you look amazing! And I dont know why but I thought your ex looked totally different, lol. You guys looked so cute. How did it go?

Good idea on the thermos. I might have to try that.

02-18-2013, 07:04 PM
Lindy - too funny - what did you picture him looking like? The photo shoot thing was totally cheesy but fun. We had a good time but are definitely not back together or anything. It was a good reality check for me - I'd forgotten how bad he is at time management (like showing up for things he has agreed to do on time). Gotta get back on soon - will keep you guys posted...

02-19-2013, 09:12 PM
Hey girls . Sorry I've been Mia . It's been hectic .. Busy busy .

Thanks dance :) I think so too lol I loveddddd your pics , not cheesy . You look amazing . And you two definitely look cute together

Will check in more tomorrow . I'm beat . Just had to say hello. :)

02-20-2013, 06:25 PM
Hey everybody!! Ive been mia havent i? Lol i made a trip down to the farm this weekend....first time since the funeral. Good visit with the fam tho. And i found my papos bullets and im going to have some jewelry made from it for everybody (well as long as it isnt too expensive) lol!! I havent gottwn my tat yet.....i think im worried about the pain!!!! Lol im such a chicken but im getting it at some point soon!!

Burgundy- i hope they are not too addicative......i only wanted 1 but i fear ill be hooked after my 1st! Lol but im a whimp so due to the prob will be my first and last! Lol

lindy- congrats on the planet fitness!!!!! U will love it! Even tho my trainer kicks my butt everytime.....i love it!!!! Also could you tale an insulated lunch box with one of those blue ice things to keep it cold and have a salad or anything that is edible cold?

Dancer- glad ur back and had fun! Dont worry about ur few extra will have them off in no time!!! I have no idea whh the trainer hates yogurt so much. I think he has accepted how hard headed i am and just deals with the yogurt! Lol i do have fruit and have added thag and ice etc....its all too "liquidy" for lack of a better term! Lol im so odd.... Well at least i have found the dannon light and fit so its better than a full fat yogurt! Lol

i hope you ladies have a great rest of the dag and ill talk to you soon!!

02-20-2013, 09:17 PM
Lindy-bummer on less money but it is extra income and that's always good. Live bands are always a plus too. I don't think I've lost anything yet, haven't gotten on a the scale but a couple of times in the last few weeks. I'm eating right but not exercising everyday. Gotta add that in. I'm so ready for it to be nice out so I can walk and run. There's so much ice right now its hard to walk to the car. I wish there was a planet fitness around here. I hate living in such a small town.

Dance-loved your photo shoot. You two look good together but if he's not ready get back out there girl, lol.

Nessa-good idea to make jewelry out of the bullets. Tattoos are so addictive, I thought I would just get one too. 5 now and ready for more. Tattoos are painful but its a very forgettable pain.

02-21-2013, 06:39 PM
Well....... I have put a deposit down on my tat!!!! So there ls no backing out now.....March 28th is the date! I even asked them when i called if they used numbing cream......they laughed and said if i can handle 5 kidney stones in 1 month. I can handle an hour of tattooing for my grandpa!!!! such a whimp tho!!!!! Lol

well now to weight.loss...... Believe it or not the scale is actually starting to move down....this morning i was 177.6. So maybe i have built my muscle and now im just burning the fat off! Lol

i hope yall have a good rest of the day!!!!

02-26-2013, 12:32 AM
Nessa-my hubby has an appointment for a new tattoo on Wednesday. I want another one bad. Not sure what I want but I want something under my right ankle. Kidney stones are horrible so I know you can take it. Congrats on the scale.

Where is everyone????

Well here it is. I did end up on the scale and was 195. After clean eating since last Monday, I'm down to 193, I'm really hoping to see 192 tomorrow and be back at ticker. I signed up for walk with Walgreens so now I need to log some walks. Gonna hit the community center and walk the inside track instead of slipping all over the icy roads.

02-26-2013, 09:13 AM
Burgundy i was wondering if they changed threads and didnt tell me! Lol good idea on the inside track!!! My trainer is still hard core and i still have to text him my meals every night but im getting better at it and for the last 2 weeks the scales have dropped over 2 pds!!!!! I was down to 175 at one point last week but im back up to 176.2. Im hoping water weight!
Welp im headed to work. Talk to yall soon!!!

02-27-2013, 12:15 PM
Hey girls! I've been totally MIA but I am back now!! I've been afraid of getting on the scale after a weeks' vacation and then a week of laziness getting over a stomach bug. And then this week, I just picked up a new department of 7 people so life is crazy and I'm not doing a good job with workouts. Somehow I'm 2 lbs down from before my trip - I don't understand it at all as I totally have taken a partial break from my plan (some corn tortillas and potatoes which I normally avoid) - I feel crazy lucky!

Things with my ex go from weird to weirder - I'll come back and write more later and fill you in.

I've missed you guys - will come back and read up on what I've missed....

02-27-2013, 02:51 PM
Nessa - sounds like you are doing great with your trainer and kicking butt on the scale - nice going!

Burgundy - you'll be at ticker again in no time! Are you logging all your walking miles? That sounds cool.

Lindy - is the second job still going?

Neesy - interesting posts on fb lately - is everything okay? Are you just going through a reflective period? *hugs* if it's a tough time.

So, on the ex front we go from spending tons of time together to him thinking we should spend some time apart to me thinking we should spend some time apart to ending up on the phone for hours. It's pretty messed up. But on the positive front, there's a guy I've been writing on Match that I'm planning to meet next week or maybe even this weekend who sounds super fun and less moody than my ex. I really hope we click. I could use some stability after this roller coaster ride.

Hope you guys are doing great...

02-27-2013, 03:22 PM
Hey girls!

Sorry I checked out for a little bit there. I really fell off the wagon and as a result, weighed in at 192 today. That is ridiculous. I am so busy right now with two jobs, ft school and kids that I rarely have time to myself. That being said. I will continue to check into the board when I can. It may be daily, it may be every few days but you girls are awesome and I dont want to lose track.

What is everyones goals these days? I am setting, yet another goal, 185 by the end of March. I am not going for anything extreme, just trying to slowly change my eating habits and incorporate 30 minutes of fitness a start.

Dance - Im glad something good came of the trip. We sometimes forget why our exs became our exs. I often think of my ex husband but then he shows me how flippin' lazy he was and Im like, oh yea, thats why I left your arse, lol.

Burgundy - good job on clean eating. How long is this going to go on for?

Nessa - arent you getting your tattoo on your foot? I have one on mine and it did not hurt much. I have another on my shoulder at that was killer, so dont worry about it too much. And to be honest. They tell you not to because you bleed more but maybe you can do a shot (of alcohol) or two before you go in. It eases the nerves. ;-)

Ok, Ill catch up when I can. I am actually going to take summer off so I can catch up around the house and take a vaca. Then back to my schedule in February.

02-27-2013, 06:20 PM
Nessa-you'll see 176 soon. I bet you are looking great.

Dance-glad your feeling better. You body probably needed the change for a bit and I'm sure you didn't go over your calorie range so do grants on the 2 lbs. Good luck with the guy from match. Let us know how it goes. I log my walks on the walk with Walgreens website. You enter your steps and earn rewards. I haven't walked enough yet, gotta get to stepping.

Lindy-do you mean the clean eating or my yoyoing? Sounds like your plate is extremely full.

I went for a mile walk in the snow/rain. Luckily it wasn't icy but it was pretty cold. I'll do a YouTube workout or something on the wii to go along with it.

02-27-2013, 06:37 PM
Aw - nice to have the gang all back and chatty!

Lindy - great idea on the short term goal - I'm going to create one too. You have so very much going on right now - just take good care of yourself so that you don't get too worn out. Weight loss will come when it comes. You are what matters.

Burgundy - nice job on walking in bad weather!

02-28-2013, 12:07 PM
Back at ticker today!! I'll catch up later. Time for errands

02-28-2013, 01:59 PM
Burgundy - woohoo for ticker! Nice job...

Down to 160 today!! Can't wait to hit the 150s... I'm wearing size 8 dress pants today and am pretty psyched about it ;)

Just set up a date last night with a cute Spanish guy for next Tuesday. Still hung up on my ex as you can imagine but am trying to branch out again.

Hope you guys are having a skinny Thursday!

03-01-2013, 11:55 AM
Just barely in the 150s - haven't been there since maybe 1999.

On the ex front, we are definitively over, at least for the foreseeable future. Onwards and upwards, right? ;) It was a tough night for sleeping but I almost feel a sense of relief - he's making such bad decisions right now that I feel like he's not the guy I thought I knew so there's no one to miss if that makes sense.

TGIF - can't wait for some downtime this weekend - planning on lots of running and hanging out with friends... What does everyone else have planned?

03-02-2013, 02:32 PM
Lindy--I have a question for you about the nutribullet and the smoothies you were (are) making: what was the overall effect on your energy levels and sleep and that sort of thing? I am considering buying one as I KNOW it would help me up the veg servings and I like the idea of whole and raw and max nutrition.

03-03-2013, 09:13 PM
Wow.... Everybody is back and i disappeared! Lol

Well i trained 4 days this week and.was soooo super sore! Lol but this weekend i have done so bad!!! I went shopping.with my mother in law and got new makeup and bought size 28 (10 in normal sizes so im told) and they r super cute. But we grilled.with the inlaws and i has raw cookie dough. And now fixing to eat fried fish. OMG!!! What has happened to me???? I hope 1 weekend cant undo months of hard work!!! We.shall see

Lindy- yes i am getting it on my foot- my right pretty sure. Im glad to hear that yours wasnt bad!!!! I have already contemplated.....either shots or im taking a hydro before i go in!!!! I know thats awful..... But hey if it gets me through it! Lol i can't wait for the 28th to get here!

Well heres to next week shipping my butt back in shape on eating!!!! Talk to yall soon!

03-04-2013, 03:42 PM
Nessa - congrats on the new clothes! too fun.

Burgundy, Neesy and Lindy - hope you guys come back and check in soon!

03-04-2013, 04:17 PM
Hey girls!

I had a pretty calm weekend and just enjoyed doing nothing.

Dance - congrats on another pound down. I cannot remember ever being in the 150's. I mean, I never cared about my weight before my daughter so I was obviously there but ...ok, Im babbling, lol. Anyway, sorry to hear about you and the ex. Hopefully brighter horizons are meant for you in the NEAR future. I believe you cannot get over a person until another one is in their place. It distracts the mind and makes you realize what you shouldnt be missing. :-)

Nessa - ok much damage did you do with the inlaws? lol My DBF dad just left and we are already eating healthier. I miss him dearly but not the way we were eating while he was here, haha.

BobbieAnne - the nutribullet is AMAZING. You can put in whole veggies and it purees it in a smooth drink. My energy levels have not changed at all even with a smoothie every morning, nor have I lost weight but they keep me full enough until lunch. Let me know if you buy one. It is totally worth the investment, they make great pina coladas too, lol.

03-04-2013, 10:54 PM
Hey ladies, still at ticker but that's OK. It will come off. My fridge is loaded with veggies, I even bought celery and I hate celery.

Dance-the scale loves you. Yay for the 150s. Let us know how your date goes. Time to move on from the ex(for now, like you said) Mr right is out there waiting for you;)

Nessa-how did your weigh in go? One. Weekend won't undo all the hard work you have put in, just don't get back into bad habits. I've changed my eating these last 2 weeks and feel so much better.

I've been walking almost everyday(when its not too cold) It was 32 today so I went 2 miles, got 4 miles in on Saturday. Some days I add in wii fit or EA sports on wii. I'm still volunteering and love it. It ends in April though so I need to find something to do after that. Maybe I'll volunteer at the food bank or a hospital.

03-04-2013, 11:17 PM
Burgundy- thay is so awesome about your volunteering!!! I.wisb i had time to do it!!

Lindy- well i dont think i did too much damage. But man did it kick my booty at.the gym....and my trainer is really hard core this week....cause everyone cheated so.i think.i may die this week! Lol but the scales read like .6 higher........vut i have a sneaky suspicion that the scales will creep up for the next week or 2. But i too bad. Friday i had some cookie dough raw with.the little.sis. Saturday all i had was a.grilled.chicken salad. But sunday i had cookie dough and a bbq sandwich and and.fries!!!!!! So sunday was badddddd!!!!!!

But i did really good today and im back on track. So im going to jusf keep my head high and mark it as a loss and move on!

And 150's!!!!!! Man i cant wait until i hit the that is amazing!!!! Keep up the good work!

03-05-2013, 10:31 AM
Burgundy - it sounds like you are dedicated and focused. I think it is time for you and I to catch up to Nessa and Dance. :-) p.s. I love how you volunteer so much.

Nessa - that is not bad at all! In fact, that less than one pound increase is likely from the grease of the fried fish. I think it is so funny how things change once we establish good eating habits. When I lost that 50 pounds, I was so strict with my eating. If I ate a piece of fruit with whip cream, I considered myself cheating, lol. Now Im like....hey, at least I ate fruit, haha. Hopefully I get to where you are soon enough.

I am trying to limit my carb intake and did pretty good yesterday until 7 pm at night. I was craving something sweet and was trying to stay away from cookies and instead replaced it with a big bowl of cheerios. I think I was better off with the cookies, lol. I did eat very healthy the rest of the day so I am pretty happy that was my only slip up. I also got in 40 minutes at the gym so I feel good about that. I plan on doing it again today. I've been drinking my shakes on a regular basis every morning and have added an egg. I feel the egg keeps my hunger at bay much better than just the smoothie. For lunch I packed a salad and a can of sardines. I was in a rush, lol. I also packed a can of tomato soup for my before gym workout. I need something light in me otherwise I suck.

Ok, I will catch up later chickadees. I am really pleased with how Im doing. I feel like I have finally found the "drive" I have been wanting for several months and am super excited about it.

03-05-2013, 11:55 AM
Lindy - great to hear you've found your dieting mojo! I know what you're like when you're focused - you are going to be scooting down that ticker in no time ;)

Burgundy - I'm a huge celery fan - with ranch or with peanut butter or with egg salad. I just like the crunch, I think. How will you eat yours?

Nessa - what's your food plan today?

03-05-2013, 10:16 PM
Nessa-great job getting right back on track.

Lindy-Im ready to catch up to them. Gonna start adding more exercise and keep up with my clean eating.

Dance-ugh, celery. I wish I was a fan but im not. I bought some Walden Farms peanut butter today. All their products are 0 calories. I have tried their alfredo sauce and it is disgusting. Im hoping for better results with the peanut butter. We'll see.

Im taking a rest day from a workout and gonna go hard at it tomorrow. I had some pain all around my midsection tonight. Not sure what it was but it only lasted like 10 minutes. At first I thought it was another kidney stone but it wasnt that intense. Im hoping it doesnt come back. Gonna drink some water and just relax tonight.

03-06-2013, 12:43 PM
So excited after getting on the scale. Its finally moving in the right direction. I was 191.4 today. Time to change the ticker.

03-06-2013, 01:23 PM
Burgundy - that is awesome! I better get my ticker moving. I will weigh in on Friday morning and update my ticker. Hopefully I can be close to you.

Dance - what is new with you these days? How are the dates coming along?

I am really happy. I have made it to the gym 3 days this week and I feel awesome. My question for the group long and how often do you work out each day? I can only get in 30 minutes 4 days a week and I am hoping for an hr on Saturday's (not guaranteed with our schedules but I'm willing to try.) I also have been pretty good with eating healthy. I am staying away from junk food and am eating a shake for breakfast, a fruit mid morning, a salad with a protein for lunch, nuts mid afternoon and then protein and veggie for dinner. Sometimes in the evenings I will have something sweet (bowl of cheerios, or yesterday I had 1 mini muffin) but really my eating is much better than it has been. I will be doing a 10 day cleanse starting Monday. It is not a fasting cleanse, just a clean eating, no processed food cleanse, so hopefully that will kick-start the rest of my healthy eating habits and cravings. It helps that I am doing this during lent because not being able to have candy or soda because of RELIGIOUS reasons, definately keeps me accountable. Last night at the ballfield I wanted a soda SO bad but because I have it up, I couldnt. Instead, I had a water. Pretty awesome.

03-06-2013, 03:53 PM
Burgundy - woot for a drop in ticker! :dance: :dance:
lindy - things are so crazy at work that I've dropped my running a ton temporarily but when life is normal I do a 35min run 4x/wk roughly. Usually a few one hour walks somewhere during the week as well. Your cleanse sounds like a great idea. Nice going on the water choice!!

I went on a date with a nice and entertaining guy last night. Not tall enough for my usual tastes (basically my height in flats - bummer) but I'm going to try going out with him again and see if I get used to it. Need to spend some time online later this week to drum up some more options. May go on another first date on Sunday - can't decide if the guy could be a fit. *sigh* such a pain, this stuff. Wish I could find it more fun somehow...

03-06-2013, 06:23 PM
Hey everybody! I got busy and didnt check in yesterday! I wish i could do celery....but i just cant stand the texture! Lol

Lindy- i work out with my trainer (and now i have a partner too) on monday. Tuesday and thursday. It is a hard cor 1 hour workout everytime. I try to go the other 2 days and do cardio. He wants hard core cardio but wothout him there pushing me ..... I dont work as hard...but atill pretty hard. And i was surprised i didnt gain more. But my cravings are back for sweets.and bad food andbi stay hungry all the time. Its.a constant battle isnt it? Lol

Dancer- well my food stays pretty much the same. I dont venture too far from what i know! Lol hut for breakfast i either have protein shake with ice and 1/2 cup skim milk or a protein pack in yogurt. Then a salad for lunch and lits of veggies. Or.meat and cheese. Then supper is lean white meat and veggies. And maybe a salad. The trainer doeant like me to have alot of dairy.and he wants me to do protein shakes at night instead of food......but well the hubby throws a fit that i have to eat food. So i doubt that will ever work. Gotta lovevhow you have to balance everything! Lol

Well.i managed to getva 1 mile run on the treadmill and a 2.35 mile 30-30 bike ride in today and tomorrowbis leg day i think..... Fun fun! Lol i get more motivated!!!! But i think my worst part is eating good!!!

03-06-2013, 09:16 PM
Lindy-I was reading another thread here somewhere yesterday(can't find it today) and it said 1200 calories a day and 2-3 hours of exercise to lose 3 lbs a week. So I gave it try today. I stuck around 1200 calories, walked for an hour and did an hour of zumba. We'll see how this goes.

Dance-if you hit it off with this new guy, I'm sure you can get used to his height. My husband is 6' and I'm 5'3 so I got lucky there. Maybe you will find the right guy and that will make dating fun.

Nessa-I'm jealous of your trainer:D, I need someone to push me harder. I'm gonna try to keep up with the 2 hours of exercise. I'm gonna need you girls for motivation.

03-07-2013, 10:27 AM
Down another lb today. So happy.

03-07-2013, 01:50 PM
Burgundy - WOOHOO! You are cranking - way to go!

03-08-2013, 10:31 AM
Hey girls....quick check in. I weighed in today and down to 188, woot! That makes me 18 pounds from my first goal and 3 pounds from my end of March goal. VERY happy! I was suppose to do cardio at the gym tomorrow but my house is looking neglected these days so Im going to clean which I usually sweat more doing that than I do at the gym. :-)

Burgundy - kudos on another loss! It will be a competition between us since we are so close together.

03-08-2013, 11:49 AM
Lindy - you rock! Way to go!! Sounds like you've got your March goal in the bag...

No progress here but that's okay - I'm working like crazy and barely exercising but am planning on getting in a run in the snow tomorrow and shoveling lots later in the day (big snowstorm coming). I think I'm going out with the spanish guy tonight but I'm not feeling it about the guy I was going to meet on Sunday so I think I'm going to let that go - not a good fit for me. If I can get out of the house on Saturday, I think I'll walk over to the mall, get an iphone 5 (finally!) and do a little fun shopping. I have a bunch of friends coming over for a spaghetti dinner on Sat (for me, that will be meat sauce on a bed of sauteed zucchini - yum!) and that should keep me entertained for the weekend. What are you guys up to?

03-09-2013, 12:34 PM
Still at 190 this morning. I was hoping to see the 180s and catch up to Lindy but no luck yet. I got Your Shape for the Xbox yesterday. That is an intense workout. There are a ton of different workouts to choose from. Gonna give it another try today. I didn't reach my 2 hours of exercise yesterday cos we were out of town all day. I did walk laps in target, lol, while my sister in law shopped and I did about 45 minutes of your shape last night.

Dance-did you get a lot of snow, some of it here has melted but just a little. I'm just glad the roads are clear so I can walk.

03-09-2013, 03:20 PM
Nice job on the exercise front, burgundy!

Got in a good walk in the snow with a buddy this morning and did a bunch of cooking. Am planning on a nap in a little while - bliss! Date with the spanish guy was not so good - I just wasn't feeling the connection - oh well - plenty of fish and all, right?

ETA - Just had a great time having friends over for dinner. Had a few bites of cheesecake for dessert but sent the rest of the assorted slices home with a friend. Hope the cheesecake doesn't do too much damage! ;)