Weight Loss Support - Daily Accountability/Lifestyle Change - August 2012 - Everyone Welcome!




Diana3271
07-31-2012, 09:05 PM
Hello Everyone! :wave: Welcome to the Check-In! Let's make it a great month!

I want to welcome everyone to the Daily Accountability Check-In. Our goal is to stay accountable and on track by posting our daily food and exercise choices. All food and exercise programs are welcome. Consistency is the key to reaching our weight loss goals.

Introduce yourself or jump right in and tell us what you have been doing.

:cheer2: Here's to the start of a great week! :cheer2:


Misti in Seattle
07-31-2012, 10:22 PM
Hi all

Decided to go ahead and post this in the new thread since August is only a few hours away!

Glad to see so many good reports tonight. I wish I had time for personals more, but with getting up at 4 AM to go to work, working out at night, etc. my time just gets very limited. But I am reading and keeping up with all of you.

Serenity, Tonic Alchemy is an all natural nutritional supplement which contains 71 different "superfoods" from around the world... fruits, veggies, grasses, grains, sea plants, leaf and root extracts, etc. I showed the package to my doctor and she highly approved it. Gives me the nutrition I need, and I hardly ever get cravings. It is a powder you mix with liquid.It does taste horrid, unfortunately, so people find ways to kill the taste; I've found adding it to a bit of grapefruit juice with the juice of half a lime really knocks it so it is not so bad. I'm not allowed to post a link but if you google there is an official website about it.

And I completely agree with your yoga teacher! I really push myself hard working out but I know my limits and when I need a break. I will get sick if I don't listen to those signals.

Well, how do I look in my "new outfit" (mini ticker and new cheerleader)? That's right... I made it to 266! Yay. There is actually a "5" middle number in my ticker now... of course LOL I still have to reach it. :)

This is long so will post my food and workout in another post.

Misti in Seattle
07-31-2012, 11:12 PM
Today's log

AM
Tonic Alchemy in small amount grapefruit juice, 1/2 fresh squeezed lime

Breakfast
2 steamed eggs
7 bagel crisps
6 strawberries

Snack
None

Lunch
Cottage cheese
4 bite sized fresh pineapple chunks
3 tiny Satsumas

Snack
Banana

Dinner
2 small slices healthy pizza (believe it or not, I bought this pizza on Saturday and still had half of it left. Ate 2 small slices and put rest in freezer)
corn on the cob
mega-veggie slaw

Snack
Coffee with skim milk

Exercise
35 minute water workout with weights

Now a total of 56.7 miles (567 min exercise) on my "virtual walk" to Seaside OR. Approx. 136 more miles to go (193 miles total). (I posted a thread on this so I could keep track and hoping others will join me in a virtual walk somewhere, with the reward at the end being a REAL trip there! :)


ItsMyTurn
07-31-2012, 11:34 PM
Diana - I did do the first workout tonight with my youngest and we both looked like we took a shower at the end, :lol: Per my HRM I burned 406 calories... I have seen others do more, but since I have to keep heart rate under a certain amount to remain safe since my heart surgery in 2005, I am doing it smart. If I can't keep right form I break too... this is the best workout out there if you keep the right form and do as you should... so I plan on cashing in on that with you :) We can totally do this and I am excited to see how my endurance improves! I love that there is someone here to "do it with me" too... it's encouraging :) How did you do on your workout? Did you feel like jello after? We just got done about half hour ago and I am still jello-legged, :lol: but actually feeling better and more pumped for tomorrow's workout! Glutton for punishment

ItsMyTurn
07-31-2012, 11:35 PM
Moon/Campana - you got a new look :O Threw me for a loop on the other posting thread.

Misti in Seattle
07-31-2012, 11:40 PM
Diana and ItsMyTurn... wow, you two are really getting a workout!!! Way to go!!!!

Campana
08-01-2012, 12:37 AM
Hi everyone day 2 is almost coming to an end.

I will be posting my food intake here. My "plan" is eating healthy so please give me your input if it looks like I'm doing healty choices, and at adequate times.

Breakfast: 8:30am
Raspberry tea with fiber

Water up until noon

Lunch: noon
Lentil soup with chicken, carrots, onion, tomatoes, spinach.

Snack: 4pm
Light Yoplait yogurt with granola

Dinner: 7pm
Small plate of lentil soup, small side salad & one low fat string cheese.

Exercise: Rode bike for 25 min.

Writing this down makes me feel like I didn't do good in my exercise for today...

Misti in Seattle
08-01-2012, 01:15 AM
Hi Campana

Thanks for posting. Your food intake seems extremely low to me. Do you know how many calories you are eating? And I'm a big believer in starting off with a healthful breakfast to keep your metabolism steady.

And 25 minutes of bike riding seems fine. It's not necessary to have extreme amounts of exercise; just get moving and be steady.

Diana3271
08-01-2012, 06:57 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Let's make this a great month!

Calories for yesterday: 1470 + :coffee2:
Weigh In: 149
Down: .2

Misti Congrats on your new mini ticker and :cheer: You will definitely get there!

Campana Good job on posting your foods. Your menu looks healthy. Like Misti said, not sure on the calories, though. Do you know approx the amount of calories. Good job on the bike workout. I think 30+ minutes a day of exercise is the recommended amount. You are right there! :carrot:

Itsmyturn Great job on the workout last night! Here's my post about my workout yesterday (on the other thread):
Leslie Sansone 2 Mile from Walk Away Your Hips and Thighs
Insanity Cardio Recovery

I thought Cardio Recovery was going to be a lighter cardio workout (compared to the regular workouts ) Here's the description: Shaun goes easier on you once a week so you're ready for the next round. I did the Leslie workout with the idea of keeping it lighter, but knowing I need cardio. Well, Cardio Recovery is a stretch workout. It's tough, though. My legs were getting shaky at certain points. I might even be a little sore tomorrow. We'll see. I might keep doing this workout, but doing a little more intense 30 minute cardio workout the same day. Cardio Recovery is about 30 minutes.

Yesterday I had some upper body DOM's from the 2 previous Insanity workouts. It's funny that I can lift heavier weights but not get DOM's. The DOM's from Insanity are in the craziest places, too. Not like the ones you get from regular weight lifting.

ItsMyTurn
08-01-2012, 07:30 AM
Misti - Great job on getting the cute mini ticker! Loving the cheerleader look!

Campana - Sorry to join the choir, but do you know the caloric intake? Honestly I have found calories in vs. calories out to be the main formula that works with tweaks as you go. You did good on the bike... maybe try to increase by 5 more mins?

Diana - not sure what DOMs are? Even with having done the kickboxing and weights before starting, plus my running.... I have SORE legs! The very upper part of my back thigh muscle on both legs are killing me. I think it's funny that I am walking funny and it's not even from "the other white meat", :rofl: I was sore yesterday in the same area, so a couple of the exercises must hit this area real well - always thought I was getting it before... my bad.

Diana3271
08-01-2012, 07:42 AM
Diana - not sure what DOMs are?

DOMS = Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_onset_muscle_soreness

I think it's funny that I am walking funny and it's not even from "the other white meat", :rofl:

You naughty little girl! :rofl: Hey, That's exercise and burns calories, too! :lol:

SerenityDiva
08-01-2012, 09:58 AM
Campana my BFF loves Zumba! She got it for Kinect and I want it too, unfortunately how the house is set up the stupid box can't read people anymore (the living room is too small and the media room there is not enough space). I am hoping if my plantar fasciitis gets better in the future to implement it, even if it's just via DVD versus the game. She also likes this new Deepak Chopra video game..yes a video game. Weird but true. I also would just start logging my calories because that does seem low to me, I also find for ME I have to have breakfast. But I read a lot recently that states that's not true for all people, so if it's working. I wouldn't want to burn out though and that'd be my fear eating too low calorie wise.

Lulu WTG on being prepared. I think most successful dieters know that is key!

LOL ItsMyTurn well I wouldn't want to be in one either. I've had some media attention before and they twisted EVERYTHING I said to the point that I was livid. I avoid it like the plague. I do have a good friend who is in that area and I won't even eat lunch during days she films...I don't want to be in a picture with her AT ALL because I'm that paranoid. And yes you earned the shirt and then some!

Diana I've heard of that and might pick it up. DH could use some motivation and maybe if he sees it...well you get the idea. Shaun's recovery sounds tough. I did some yoga workout recently that was labeled "beginner" and while I'm NOT advanced, because it was so slow and you held the poses so long...my thighs were on fire the next day (the good way). Love mixing it up!

Misti WOOT on the new goal and thanks for the information. I'll look into it later as today is a busy day (for the morning anyway). I appreciate it.

Well yesterday not good...but I'm not going to get all ticked off at myself. First I don't mean to make excuses but I knew there was going to be an extended family stressor starting yesterday (7/31) and while I didn't expect drama yesterday (which will probably happen if history repeats itself) I overate. But I don't know if it was that, PMS, or the increased exercise time/intensity. I'm not going to figure it out because why? I can just move on. Although tomorrow's check in will probably be similar as we have had this restaurant thing planned for awhile, while I could get a salad. It's a cheap Italian place and their salads are iceburg, carrots, a tomato and wishbone type dressing. Not exactly a meal and the only meat they add is chicken. Since it's been planned for about 2 months I'm eating probably pasta, definitely bread, no soda though, and no dessert.

Anyway the data:

Calories 1950
Cardio 25 minutes (*the increase was that and upping the speed to 15 MPH yesterday and Monday)
Yoga 60 minutes

pinkpendant
08-01-2012, 10:38 AM
Oh gosh, I wish I'd found a place like this before! Feels like this is exactly what I'll be needing in order to achieve my goal :)
Anyway, I'm currently fasting (Ramadan), but I'd love to be part of this thread too :) Ramadan will probably end somewhere near August 18th, so I'll be posting more regularly after that!
Are there any other people here that are fasting this month as well btw? :')

Campana
08-01-2012, 04:15 PM
Ahhhh!!!!!!!! I had been typing my message for the past 30 minutes and it is gone! Ugghhh!!!
I'm going to summarize it real quick

Girls thanks for your two cents on my plan. Can you please tell me where I can start tracking my calories?

Diana and itsmyturn= good job everything counts keep up the great work on your workouts! You girls rock!!

Serenity regarding the Zumba I too love it. I don't have a gym membership so I was looking into buying the DVD's although right now 100 bucks is a lot for me. Regarding the eating out. Try eating a salad before your pasta and don't finish the meal make sure to leave some on your plate.

SerenityDiva
08-01-2012, 05:50 PM
Campana will do but also splitting with my daughter I think since she doesn't eat much either.

Hi PinkPendant!

Also oh yeah try fit day, lose it is my favorite, spark people..there are all sorts of trackers out there.

SerenityDiva
08-01-2012, 06:04 PM
Okay I'm happy, I pulled the nutrition data for their spaghetti with meat sauce and it's 500 calories per DINNER order. If that's to be believed the only extra I'll have is the bread and that's a okay...especially since I'm splitting the spaghetti.

Diana3271
08-01-2012, 08:41 PM
Serenity I hope your dinner goes well tonight. Is the extended family going to be at the dinner? :?: If so, try not to stress too much.

Pinkpendant Hi and Welcome to the check-in! :wave:

Campana I use daily plate or even this site to look up calories.
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/calorie-counters/67962-new-3fc-calorie-counts-over-7-000-items.html
http://www.livestrong.com/myplate/

Diana3271
08-01-2012, 08:44 PM
Total Approx 1470 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Rudi's 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Flatz 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 calories
Honey mustard/Lettuce 25 calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (700 Calories)
Grilled chicken tenderloins 600 calories
steamed veggies 100 calories

Exercise:
Insanity Pure Cardio

ItsMyTurn
08-01-2012, 08:51 PM
DOMS = Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_onset_muscle_soreness



You naughty little girl! :rofl: Hey, That's exercise and burns calories, too! :lol:


Ahhh, that's what I had after the fit test and it's just gotten worse, LOL! I have DOMs in my pants :rofl: OMG, I am ON ONE today! :lol:

As for the other comment... well, you know me... anything for the betterment of fitness :D After all, isn't my health worth it? :rofl: :carrot:

ItsMyTurn
08-01-2012, 08:54 PM
Diva - I think you are doing good. Being conscious of the decisions is a huge thing for us :)

Campana - I use MyFitnessPal for calorie counting and such.

Well, finally home from work. I have some studying for my finance mid-term on Friday to do tonight, and then it's Insanity time! I took a sneak peek at tonight's workout and not ashamed to say... I'm scared, :) It will be all good though. Since I am still sore, might as well work through it, :lol:

SerenityDiva
08-01-2012, 10:10 PM
ItsMyTurn sending you study vibes :).

Diana no, but friends. It went well, I ended up ordering a full thing because mt daughter wanted pepperoni added and ew. Anyway I ate probably 1/3 to 1/2 mostly because I was full. I ate some calamari and some bread, totaled up to about 1800 for the day because while i had salad as well, I only put vinegar on it because I really am not a fan of shelf Italian generally. I was happy and the dessert. Originally everyone wanted one and they have this Italian ice box cake DH and I love, but no one saved room (LOL I had room) but decided NOT to :D. It's hard at times, the waitress was all encouraging to take dessert home but honestly I told her five minutes from now I'll not even want it...which was right.

I'll finish the spaghetti for lunch tomorrow though :carrot:

Misti in Seattle
08-01-2012, 11:18 PM
Hello all

Looks like some more successful days for all of you! Yay! And welcome, Pinkpendant.

Serenity, I am stunned at how much the Tonic Alchemy helps! I just don't have cravings like I did before -- my body is getting the nutrients it needs and craves -- and I have tons more energy! I love the stuff.

AM
Tonic Alchemy in small amt grapefruit juice, 1/2 freshly squeezed lime juice

Breakfast
3 oz tuna packet
1 steamed egg
6 bagel crisps

Snack
6 pineapple chunks

Lunch
1/3 can spicy red beans
3 oz brown rice
(was supposed to be 1/2 can beans, 4.4 oz brown rice, but was not hungry so did not finish)

Snack
Greek vanilla yogurt
3 tiny Satsumas

Dinner
Jack-in-the-Box grilled chicken salad
cottage cheese

40 minute pool workout

Counts as 4 additional miles toward my "cyber walk" to Seaside OR.
Current total 607 minutes of exercise = 60.7 miles
I am exactly halfway between Allyn and Shelton WA - 9 more miles to Shelton
193 total miles, minus 60.7, equals 132.3 more miles to Seaside
I think I am going to buy myself some flowers at the halfway point

ItsMyTurn
08-02-2012, 12:21 AM
Diva - Sounds like a great day :) That's awesome and sounds fun too

Misti - So glad you found something that works for you...that's great!!!

DD and I did the Insanity today. Wow, this one was not gentle..dang!!! Tomorrow is Cardio Recovery ... maybe that means a bit of a break in action? Who knows... I am not sneaking a peek tonight :) Have a super night all!!!

Campana
08-02-2012, 12:45 AM
Ok so I joined one of those calorie counting pages and according to it I had 1187 calories today.

I will be logging my food in there daily. And sharing with you girls.

Diana is Insanity an intense workout?

Campana
08-02-2012, 12:48 AM
Itsmyturn keep up the great work! and good luck with the studying...

Diana3271
08-02-2012, 06:44 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Calories for yesterday: 1470 + :coffee2:
Weigh In: 148.8
Down: .2

Misti Good job on the pool workout!

Campana Insanity is a shorter, more intense cardio workout than I am used to. I normally do longer steady state cardio. We'll see how my body likes/dislikes it. ;)

ItsMyTurn Good job on Insanity! Cardio Recovery is basically a stretch workout. I thought it was going to be a less intense cardio workout, but it wasn't. I added on a short cardio workout when I did it.

Serenity Good job in having the spaghetti dinner in moderation.

Misti in Seattle
08-02-2012, 07:15 AM
Good morning, everyone!

Off we go for another successful day! LOL all these hard workouts are making me fall asleep and I don't get much else done. NOT easy getting up at 4 AM every day.

I was up a pound yesterday but back down to 266 today so hopefully it is gone this time. Neat thing is that usually I weigh more in the evening but the last few evenings have all been under 270. I never want to see the 270s again, hope hope.

ItsMyTurn
08-02-2012, 07:55 AM
Campana - Great job finding a site that works for you :)

Diana - I could really use a less intense workout today. A whole new muscle group feeling everything today, but hoping that means my horse walk goes away? Although now it may resemble a mummy :lol: I look forward to a bit less intense :) I will say that DD didn't puke last night though - first time since we started that she wasn't throwing up... so that's a NSV for her!

SerenityDiva
08-02-2012, 11:57 AM
Misti I totally believe that too. I think when you're in balance, you do not crave unhealthy stuff. Although I do believe if you have an intense craving for something SOMEWHAT indulge, because there is a reason (hope that makes sense) but it needs to be a real not "in my head" craving.

ItsMyTurn yay for her not throwing up! Although, that workout scares me more now than evah :)

ALL I am glad I was able to eat and enjoy in moderation, I mean I didn't actively think more than a few minutes about the food while there. It was like "okay this" and that was that, the rest was relatively good conversation and what not.

Campana your plan to post sounds great. I really am glad there are so many calorie counters because sometimes I question things, i.e., last night's meal, and checked their website and several calculators to kind "reverify." It's not hard with stuff like say a Lean Cuisine, because it's on the box, but some stuff gets trickier.

Stats from August 1st!
Calories 1763
Yoga 65 minutes
Bike 25 minutes

mamakat
08-02-2012, 06:01 PM
Finally got out of bed and hiked up a mountain. It was high in the humidity so we had to stop for DD to catch her breath. At one point we had a race, declining path against stairs short cut. I ran most of the way, but still lost to her and the short cut. I figure I got the better workout though and who knew I could even run?! :D

Diana3271
08-02-2012, 09:36 PM
I got home late tonight. I had computer issues today and I started closing out my books. This is always a hectic time of the month for me.

Misti Nothing like a good exhausting workout to help you sleep well.

Itsmyturn Are you saying you are stiff like a mummy? :D My doms have subsided and I'm feeling pretty good now. I can definitely feel my legs during the warm up, though. They are not sore, just tired.

Serenity You are doing great with your workouts! Keep it up! Good calorie range, too.

Mamakat Hi :wave: I've missed seeing you! Great job with the run!

Misti in Seattle
08-02-2012, 09:38 PM
Hi everyone!! Here we are at the end of another successful day!!!

Wow, working out until you throw up? Can that possibly be healthy? But I guess to each his/her own. :)

Serenity, to an extent I agree about giving in to a genuine craving... although it is far better to "train" yourself not to give in. I am convinced that most of our processed foods and artificial ingredients, chemicals,etc., cause us to be lacking in genuine nutrition and that is the reason for a lot of our cravings.

Morning weight today 266

AM - Tonic Alchemy in small amt grapefruit juice, 1/2 freshly squeezed lime juice

Breakfast
cottage cheese
7 fresh bite size pineapple chunks

Snack
banana

Lunch
2/3 can spicy red beans
small amount brown rice (leftover from yesterday)

Snack
None

Dinner
2 slices healthy pizza
corn on the cob
1 can green beans

Virtual walk to Seaside OR progress
50 minute pool workout = 5 miles
total 607 + 50 = 657 minutes
total miles 60.7 + 5 = 65.7
current virtual location just coming into Shelton WA
193 - 65.7 = 127.3 mile to go
.

Diana3271
08-02-2012, 09:39 PM
Total approx 1470 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Rudi's 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Flatz 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 calories
Honey mustard/Lettuce 25 calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (700 Calories)
Grilled Sirloin 400 calories
2 orders steamed broccoli 200 calories
raw carrots 100 calories

Exercise
Check-In: Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit
Tomorrow is suppose to be a rest day. I need to move my rest day to Saturday so I can do my mall walk. Maybe I should do another Insanity workout. We'll see how I feel. I think most of my doms are gone now.

ItsMyTurn
08-03-2012, 12:14 AM
Diva - Don't let her scare you too much from the workout, she was doing that when I made her run with me too :lol: She got caught sneaking out, so I have made her workout with me ever since... she obviously has too much energy if she can stay up at night, right? I am mean, but it was necessary...and... if she sees results then she will be thankful anyway! Win-win! :rofl: Great job doing the yoga and bike!!! Way to take it up a notch and really dig in :)

Mamakat - Great job with the run! That sounds like a nice time!

Diana - IT issues always happen at the most inopportune time! Glad to hear your soreness has subsided. Mine has too for the most part now. About the middle of today they eased up. It kills me to be sitting all day at the desk, but other than every 2 hrs, I am stuck at the desk - can't even reach for transferring calls if I stand. I am honestly really close to asking the doctor to write a note requiring me to have a standing station...then our ergonomic department HAS to get me set up for one :) Might actually follow through on that idea. Every time I get up, my joints are stiff (even with as much as I bounce my leg at desk)... that can't be good for my RA or Insanity recovery :lol: Of course I would leave the last part out with the doc :lol: The cardio recovery was tonight. It was nice to recover from high cardio, but those "stretches" were hard to keep control of, legs were shaking. Still no big joint flares caused by this (which was my dr's worry)... so that's great news so far!!! Forward we go!!!

Home from work, supper at computer for schoolwork (have a mid-term tomorrow in finance..nerves!)... then Insanity workout, watched Big Brother.. now catching up on here and hitting the bed. Up at 4am to do it all again! Woohoo!

Misti in Seattle
08-03-2012, 01:59 AM
Hello everyone

Okay... guess it is time to share this. Recently I changed my main goal to divide it... make it to 230 and then 170. There was a reason I stuck in the 230 goal.

I have extremely large breasts... so huge that they are causing muscularskeletal damage and making it hard for me to do anything. Recently I saw a plastic surgeon about breast reduction, who was very encouraging and explained fully the risks and benefits. But the risks are much higher for anyone over 200 pounds; however, they do take height and build into consideration. Since I am tall and have a large build, that will make a difference. I told him I can always get down to around 230 and then end up gaining it back. He said... "Well, get to 230 and come back here before you have a chance to regain it."

Because of insurance... getting them to pay... I also have to see a chiropractor and probably a massage therapist. The one I am going to is totally supportive and writing her reports to both my doctor and the surgeon. My doctor is also 100% supportive. The surgeon told me "you do your part and we'll do our part." I told him "You're on!!"

So I am working my tail off to get down to that 230 pounds. Oh and the surgeon's assistant told me if I did what they say and come back, she would almost guarantee me she could push my insurance company and get it covered. All three of the doctors think the same because it genuinely is a health issue.

Soooooooooo... I figure since they recommend 200, if I go back at 230 it darn sure better be a well toned, healthy-food fortified 230!! My labs are already very good; do need to lower blood pressure a bit still but it has gone way down from what it used to be. I need to do everything I can to lower the risk of healing problems.

Talk about motivation and incentive LOL! I *will* get this weight off!!!! I will do anything to get rid of these boobs! LOL someone tells me to lose weight and they will whack them off, you had better believe the weight is coming off!

I would love to make the 230 goal by Christmas!!! I know I will have your support here. Thanks in advance!!!

Diana3271
08-03-2012, 06:05 AM
Good Morning :wave: and TGIF! :dance: I hope you have a great weekend!

Calories for yesterday: 1470 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 148.4
Down: .4


Itsmyturn Those stretches are tough in Cardio Recovery. I was seriously thinking I was going to be sore from them because my legs were shaking. Today is suppose to be my rest day. I'm thinking about doing a regular cardio workout or maybe doing one of the longer workouts from the second month. What do you think? :D I am putting in an extra workout so I can make my rest day on Saturday for my mall walk.

Misti You definitely have our support. I can totally relate to you with the weight you carry in your upper body area. My problem was the lower body. I swear I have always had the biggest butt/hips/belly on the planet. I have a very small office. I could never turn around without knocking something off my DH's desk or off a counter. It was insane. It was really bad when I was almost 400 pounds! Anyways, my first goal and actually life goal is to live below 200 pounds. I really didn't think I would get any lower. I didn't know that I could do it. I just kept working out and eating within my calorie range and my weight kept dropping. Fast forward. I always hear about people not being able to get off the last 5 or 10 pounds, etc. I was in the 160-170 pound range and I could see that those last pounds were in the butt/hip/belly area. The problem area. I kept doing what I had been doing all along and I dropped those last few pounds. Now, my body is in proportion. It's amazing. It took forever, but it's worth it. It's those last few pounds that made a huge difference for me. Now, when my weight starts creeping back up, I can see that it goes straight to the hip/butt/belly area. Anyways, I want you to know that we are here for you. There are people here that can relate to your struggles, you are not alone in this battle. You can do this! :cheer:

ItsMyTurn
08-03-2012, 08:00 AM
Misti - We are totally in your corner! How wonderful it would be to get down enough to cut the risk on something that is needed so you can function better! It's a hard struggle, but not impossible. Lord knows the plateaus I have hit and they seem to stick for MONTHS.. but if you keep doing the right things, you CAN and WILL do this. I am so proud of you for taking the initiative to go to professionals and find out what is needed so you can do what is best for you :)

Diana - Did you get the package with the bonus DVDs? Some of them have 2 bonus ones that maybe you could incorporate one? I am surprisingly not sore after last night's workout too.. shocking. I feel the muscles and they are tight, but no soreness. Maybe a sign that we are already getting stronger? Guess time will tell :) I know I am holding a ton of water right now though, my fingers even feel swollen, :lol: Has that happened to you?

Misti in Seattle
08-03-2012, 08:01 AM
Thanks, Diana! I did not know you previously weighed almost 400 pounds. Do you have any progress photos here anywhere? You have certainly done a super job of getting and keeping it off!!

Thanks to you too, ItsMyTurn!

Yes, I am definitely the opposite... although my stomach is definitely my second problem area, but I don't have much of a butt at all, and my legs and thighs are in good proportion so when I lose weight that part of me will be fine. But my boobs are so gigantic they make it nearly impossible to do anything and I look ridiculous. One advantage though of being so huge is that the surgeon said it makes the surgery a bit more extensive BUT it means I can pretty much choose what size I want to be because there is some reconstruction involved anyway rather than just taking out some tissue.

AND I am down TWO pounds this morning... have to go change that ticker and get it off of that left side. 34 more pounds to go until I can go back to the surgeon!
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katiekish
08-03-2012, 09:17 AM
I love reading what ya'll are eating. It's giving me some great ideas...

I was doing really well for a few weeks! But then my aunt came to visit and she is a heavy eater... and it's always junk food. We went shopping and she bought chocolate, then we went to the gas station and she bought cheezies, then she wanted to go and have ribs for dinner, then she wanted to make brownies when we got home. It's weird that I started to feel guilty for saying no repeatedly!!

SerenityDiva
08-03-2012, 11:17 AM
:carrot: Mamakat you rocked that run! Love it!

Misti ITA. I think it's a fine line between a healthy craving for REAL appetite (for lack of better terminology) and an excuse to down a piece of cake or something. I don't know if most people ever can master the difference, but heck I just do my best too. And I'm rooting for you to get to surgery weight. EVERY single woman I know who has had a breast reduction does NOT regret it. EVERY one. You are smart to optimize your health before the surgery and I'm sure you'll heal fast and hopefully painlessly (although really I don't remember any of them hurting for long).

ItsMyTurn thanks. I think I'm a long ways off from Insanity. I can't believe I used to do so much and now I have hip/knee joint issues, the plantar fasciitis, and then whatever the fascial issue is (I refuse to be formally diagnosed with fibromyalgia but that's what the D.O. thinks and since there is no treatment I figure why keep testing). ANYWAY I just push myself gently, but I still push. I won't rule out Insanity or Body Pump (I really want that) in the future though :D:D You and your daughter are inspiring. Good luck on the midterm.

Wow Diana you really have done well! I get so impatient at times, but I figure this time next year if I eat right and workout (workouts are not hard for me generally as I love to exercise) I'll be better off, if not I'll be bigger off. Even if I'm not at "goal" per se, I'm thrilled with having forward momentum at least...and my weight is mostly in the stomach and boobs. My booty is flat :( no matter what I weigh it's not my favorite body part due to that.

Katie I have the same problem to a point. I started to say "I don't eat that" partly because I read it somewhere but partly because my stepmom and dad say that with regards to 99% of junk food...and both are very fit and healthy, meaning until the last 10 years running a marathon or a biathlon were regular activities for both of them (now they are 60 and 65 respectively) and they only stopped because they got into dog sled racing. I felt/feel like a snob sometimes, but you know you only get one life and for ME I'd rather be empowering myself and staying on track with "I don't" eat that versus "I CAN'T" eat that which implies someone else is controlling me or food or whatever. The only person that would really try to make me feel bad is my mother, but that's really her issue anyway.

Oh geez forgot the stats:

August 2nd, Thursday:
Calories 1740
Cycling 25
Yoga 50 minutes

Okay this is the icky part. I ate for lunch 2 pieces of the sourdough bread and the rest (which ironically was 1 cup) of the spaghetti with meat sauce (apparently they give you very little meat sauce) BUT I felt like CRAP after for about five hours. I mean REALLY achy and dog tired. I guess that's a carb overload or something which is something I've read about but NEVER experienced. I mean totally WIPED and almost flulike. My husband swears he gets this everytime he eats too many carbohydrates. I'm writing it down because I want to remember next time I do that to NOT do that. I don't know if it was because Wednesday night I didn't feel this. I don't know if it is because it was around 7 p.m. OR because I had the calamari beforehand which was fat (fried) and protein (squid) to balance it more? Whatever it is I did not like it.

mamakat
08-03-2012, 11:55 AM
I am so sore from my mountain hike yesterday. I can hardly move...LOL.

I'm having a tough time right now, I'm sure most of you got that already, so not sure when and how consistent I will be on here. I appreciate all your support, it means a lot to me.

I hope you all have a wonderful and healthy day. Welcome new comers! I wish I had more in me to post. Soon, hopefully. Take care.

CyberCrystal
08-03-2012, 06:53 PM
Hi everybody

I have missed a few days posting as I have had a bit of a crazy week - but have been reading through the posts.
Diana and someone else ItsMyTurn I think asked about how my teaching experience went where I was teaching a student behind a mirror where a group of about 14 teachers were oberving.. Pretty stressful! But now over - thank goodness. It had an added stressor that the sound system wasn't working so I had to bring the student into the other room and have everyone around him! Must have been hard for him too with no previous warning as I had only told him we were going to another school -- not that he would be observed. Anyhow we both got through it :)

I have lost a total of 0.8 kgs over the last three weeks - with ups and downs. NOt much - so I need to look at something in my food plans.
I am adding things that I don't account for -- as in last night "the man" was at my place and he had something to celebrate so we got out a bottle of wine. I had my planned meal - but also had two glasses of wine and then ate some of the cheese and dip that he had out. I kept justifying that it was only a little -- but that is enough isn't it I did get to gym yesterday and am increasing my jog/walks which is a plus

Misti - Well done on your weight loss. I am thinking of maybe joining you on your virtual walk - by adding up my walk/jogs. I just need to think of a destination

ItsMyTurn / Diana Great workouts guys.

Campana/ PinkPendant Wecome and All the Best on your journey

Have a great day everybody
CyberCrystal

CyberCrystal
08-03-2012, 08:34 PM
Just tried to add a few more personals and lost them ! Aaah

Anyhow here goes again

Diana -- I didn't realise that you had been over 400 pounds -- an amazing effort to keep it off. Well done you :)

Mamakat - Well done with the hike. I love bushwalking myself too and don't get time to do enough of it

SerenityDiva - Well done with the exercise

KatieKish - No need to feel guilty about looking after yourself - Unforunately it is something that can happen to us

Misti - All the best with reaching your goals - and with the potential surgery. I know someone who had that done and it made an amazing difference to their life.

I may have missed someone -- but have run out of time now after losing it before.
All the best everyone :)
CyberCrystal

Diana3271
08-03-2012, 10:17 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

I'll explain the close to 400 pounds. When I was in high school I weighed about 240 pounds. I lost 100 pounds. I think I was actually between 135-140 pounds after that. When I got married I gained a lot of weight. I found out that I was hypothyroid. I started taking medicine for it. The scale in the Dr's office wouldn't weigh me. I had lost some weight and joined a gym. They had a program for overweight people called Project HOPE (Helping Overweight People Exercise). I was able to weigh at the gym and I weighed 356 pounds. Remember, I had already lost some weight, although I don't know how much. So, that's why I say, I was almost 400 pounds. I guess that's close enough. That time I lost down to about 220 pounds. Then my Dad became sick with cancer. I focused on him and his treatment. I started gaining weight again and my thyroid meds were off. I gained up to 292 that time. I went to a new Dr., who adjusted my meds again. And here we are. So, as you can see, I can lose weight, I just cannot maintain. I am back to working on that again. Hopefully I will be successful this time.

Itsmyturn Are you familiar with the bonus workouts? Is it the weight lifting and the athletic/sports training DVD's? If so, I have those. My workouts came from a friend, so I am not completely familiar with them. Did you get those, too? Let me tell you . . . . the second month is going to get really ugly! I did one of those workouts tonight. Ugly, I tell you! :rofl:

Misti I have some pictures of me at the higher weight. I have one displayed in the living room. Also, I have one that was taken of DH and I for an article in the newspaper about our business. Why oh why does the worst pictures get put in the newspaper for the whole world to see? :lol: Good job on the 2 pounds!

Katiekish Hi and Welcome to the check-in!

Serenity Find that patience and keep working your plan. You will get there before you know it. It took me 3 years and 4 months to get to goal this time. It took a while, but I got there.

Mamakat Come check in whenever you get a chance. We understand. Sending good vibes and thoughts your way. I hope the DOMS (soreness) eases up for you.

Crystal Good job on getting through the observation. I'm sure you did well. I find that type of stuff very stressful.

Diana3271
08-03-2012, 10:19 PM
Calories Approx 1470 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Rudi's 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Flatz 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 calories
Honey mustard/Lettuce 25 calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (700 Calories)
Grilled Chicken breast 400 calories
Steamed broccoli 200 calories
dark chocolate 100 calories

Exercise:
Insanity Maximum Cardio Conditioning

Campana
08-03-2012, 11:54 PM
I didn't get a chance to log yesterdays food intake.

Breakfast
Oatmeal, almond milk blueberries & cinnamon.

Snack
Cherries

Lunch
Chicken fajitas with sauteed spinach and brocolli

Dinner
Cucumber with lemon, and remaining sauteed spinach and brocolli mix..

Snack again
Cherries

Yesterday's exercise was good. I went out for a 30 minute walk + rode bike to a family members house not sure how long it was...

Campana
08-04-2012, 12:17 AM
Misti keep up the great work so you wont ever again see the 270 mark I know you can do it! I also think you can reach your 230 weight goal by christmas. We will be here to cheer you on!

Mama great for you! Sounds like you had fun!

Diana; your mall walking sounds like fun. Althought I personally will put that off until I loose more weight.:lol:

Itsmyturn Good luck on your test

Katie I know how hard it is when you have people around you who don't eat healthy. I am very weak especially with sweets... But if your aunt is not visiting anymore make sure you are back in track. Check in more often please..

Serenity perhaps you felt like that because of the carbs and since you have been eating healthy it was too much for your body.. Or perhaps your exercise... Hope you will do better today..

Cyber thanks for the good wishes. i know how it is you want to get to all the post and it is sometimes hard. not enough time sometimes lol

So on the other hand I have ordered the Zumba DVD's I hope to receive them soon... yay!!

Misti in Seattle
08-04-2012, 01:24 AM
Hi everyone

I'm exhausted but wanted to check in. I was not going to work out tonight so went shopping after work. But tonight I was lying here and was aching all over and realized my muscles were begging for a workout. So I did 45 minutes in the pool.

Today' food

AM - Tonic Alchemy in small amount grapefruit juice, 1/2 fresh squeezed lime

Breakfast
Greek vanilla yogurt
Black raspberries

Snack
?? (to edit when I look at my notes LOL)

Lunch
3 oz tuna packet
6 bagel crisps
3 tiny Satsumas

Snack (company meeting; passed up big display of meats, cheeses, guacomole (!!!), etc.
3 carrot sticks
3 celery sticks
1 pc broccoli
1 slice cucumber
2 chunks tomato

Dinner
hamburger patty
lettuce
pickles
tomatoes
mustard/ketchup
1/2 can peas
cottage cheese

Snack
none

I love hamburgers so decided to stop by my favorite hamburger stand and ask if they would serve it without the bread and add extra tomatoes, lettuce and pickles. They said they do it a lot. I offered to pay extra if needed but they just charged me the regular price and added a very nice portion of the items. I brought it home and added the peas and cottage cheese, and made a wonderful dinner!

I was not going to work out today but my body actually rebelled. I was all achy and decided my muscles were begging me to stretch them out a bit; so out to the pool I went.

Crystal, it would be super if you joined me on my cyber walk! I had thought about just letting the thread die since no one has joined me, but I decided to go ahead and post there today. It would be fun to have a cyber walk partner. I am now past Shelton WA and headed toward McCleary. :)

Misti in Seattle
08-04-2012, 04:29 AM
Oh and I too had thought about paying myself $10 for every pound I lose. So I decided to do it, only for every 10 pound that one is $25 instead of $10. I calculated it out yesterday and am going to put $480 into a separate account that I have but don't use, and keep adding it up. I am also saving all of the $5 bills I get.

Diana3271
08-04-2012, 08:13 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave: I hope you have a great weekend!

Calories for yesterday: 1470 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 148.2
Down: .2

Campana :yay: for the new Zumba DVD's! I am contemplating buying a couple more DVD's myself. I don't actually need anything new since I am doing a rotation right now. They are still calling and whispering to me though. ;)

Misti Good job on getting the exercise in tonight. I am totally envious of the pool that you have access to. I didn't see your post about the virtual walk. I haven't had time to read the new posts recently. I have been doing good to keep up with my regular check-ins. There was something like that going on at another forum where I am a member. If I see it again, I will let you know.

Misti in Seattle
08-04-2012, 09:11 AM
Diana, here is a link to my virtual walk thread

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/exercise/263726-work-your-way-mini-vacation-any-takers.html

I am having fun with it. I have been involved in virtual walks before but mine has a bit of a different twist. I picked a place I would love to go, that is an "achievable" walking goal, AND... important part... that is reasonably close enough and affordable enough that I can actually GO there for real when I have "walked" there!

I am a huge fan of B&Bs since I went to one on Whidbey Island (a couple hours away) a few years ago and became very close friends with the innkeepers, so I go back now every month or so. So I will choose a nice B&B in the Seaside OR area. Usually when I travel I just stay in inexpensive hotels but this time is going to be a nice B&B; I will have earned it.

No one has joined me in the thread (I really thought someone would) so I was debating about just letting it die and just posting my progress here... but I decided to just leave it up and keep updating the link. After I complete my Seaside walk I plan to choose a different place and do it again.

Campana
08-04-2012, 12:57 PM
Misti Way to go! you didn't slack off on a day of exercise. Swimming sounds pretty fun and relaxing.. You did wonderful during your snack at work and also with your hamburger. Also, you have soo many ideas of keeping yourself motivated. I like the $$ you are putting aside. You will have plenty of cash for you to buy new clothes when you loose all the weight you want. About your virtual walk that really sounds fun!

SerenityDiva
08-04-2012, 01:12 PM
Mamakat take care of yourself. :hug: I hope it's the good sore from the hike.

CyberCrystal ugh about the sound system, but glad the mirror thing is over and you go through it. :bravo:

Diana thanks for sharing your story AND the encouragement. I was kind of irritated with myself yesterday because I didn't do my yoga (mostly because I don't schedule a rest day and if I'm not feeling it, I figure it's God's way of saying skip it). Anyway then our planned meal changed to eating out. I ended up getting McDonald's. Unsweet tea, a side salad (no dressing as I just wasn't wanting to add calories and not one of those people that needs dressing, and the McDouble sans cheese. I saw my calorie count was higher, but more so than that (I don't mean A lot higher) but I had had the meal at the Italian place, the leftovers AND THEN THIS..so sodium you know makes some (me) bloat. I was surprised to be down another 0.2 pounds, which isn't much, but better than being up so I was :broc: a bit this morning. However, I keep in mind weight loss is not like EXACTLY X amount per we, and I know with my period it's going to be no loss for a few days and probably a gain, then a whoosh, then it cycles..blah blah blah. It *can be* at times disheartening, which is one reason I'm here to remember I'm NOT alone, there are people starting, going through it, and maintaining ALL pretty darn supportive and all with words of wisdom and gentle kicks in the butt at times...so anyway I appreciate all of you.

Campana WTG :bike2: on the increased activity level. I think I've mentioned before my dad and stepmom are VERY active for people in general, but they don't even stick to a real regimen anymore (although she does Pilates and yoga when she feels like it and my dad does stretch daily). They walk the dogs (they have about 10-12 at any given time), hike, etc., etc. As a kid I remember they had to be at work so ran at 5 a.m., weights/Pilates or something after work, then a walk before or after dinner. I am convinced because it's part of their lifestyle is why they are both pretty darn healthy and successful at weight maintenance and fitness. Can you tell I'm proud of them? LOL. And thanks I do feel a lot better. I have no idea what hit me, but glad to have flushed it out. I'm :cp: about your new Zumba DVDs! Enjoy.

Misti yay for you for the workout! I'm glad you listened to your body :swim: Do you have something in mind you're saving for with your weight loss money? LOL my dad was raised on Whidbey Island, but back then it was not that posh. I've not seen it since probably 1981 and I remember him saying it was different then than when he grew up (1950s).

Does anyone know how to change the ticker? I'm having problems figuring it out.

Stats for yesterday, Friday, August 3rd
Calories 1443
Cycling 25 minutes

No yoga. I wasn't moved to do it so since I don't schedule a "rest day" I figured that was fine. Also went mall and back to school shopping for four hours with my daughter...so I did walk more than usual, but we were not like speed walking obviously.

SerenityDiva
08-04-2012, 03:19 PM
Hi all, just wanted to say I had a FABULOUS yoga practice today! I think I definitely needed yesterday off. Hopefully everyone is having a terrific Saturday.

Diana3271
08-04-2012, 10:35 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Serenity Good job on the yoga! Did you figure out how to edit your ticker? If not, here's a link that should help you. http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/announcements-forum-help/203435-ultimate-one-stop-signature-ticker-thread-read-here-if-you-have-questions.html

Diana3271
08-04-2012, 10:40 PM
Approx 1810 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (400 calories)
Homemade cheeseburger 400 calories

Dinner (1015 Calories)
Salad 150 calories
Spaghetti squash 100 calories
meat sauce 300 calories
garlic bread 125 calories
apple pie 230 calories
vanilla ice cream 110 calories

Exercise:
5 Mile Mall Walk

Campana
08-05-2012, 01:09 AM
Hello girls!

Serenity awesome job with your yoga! Keep it up!

I know I didn't post my food intake for yesterday (friday) so here it goes

breakfast
Spinach, blueberry, almond milk smoothie <--- I need some tips on how to prepare this. It was pretty nasty.

Snack
Grapes

Lunch
Leftover fajitas on a bed of greens

Snack
kiwi & grapes

Dinner
Same as lunch

apprx 1118 cal.

Today's food intake

Breakfast
Oatmeal,apple,almond milk

Snack
Carrots

Lunch/Dinner
Chillis Santa Fe salad

Snack
half a pear and 2 kiwi's

Apprx 1048 cal

Exercise 1 hour walk

It has been a while since I took a long walk and it felt amazing! I LOVE the feeling when I get home super tiered. My legs seem to be pumping all the blood and that feels awesome.

Campana
08-05-2012, 01:14 AM
Quick question:

While tracking my calorie intake I notice that my total protein is always more than my goal. I assume protein is good. Right?

ItsMyTurn
08-05-2012, 02:01 AM
Diana - Great job getting in the mall walk today :)
Wow that Pure Cardio was pure killer! :lol: Wow! Today my DD and I did 2 rounds of Insanity because I ended up being too exhausted last night to do any. So we did one this morning, then did today's this evening. I didn't want to fall behind and we actually have to try to get our "rest day" to be on Fridays. I run off about 4hrs of sleep a night on weekdays and by Friday I am coma-toast. After I get sleep caught up on Saturday morning, I am good to go! Which means for us, Sunday is not the ideal "off day". So we are going to skip the day of rest tomorrow and work out... make Monday our rest day... and then hoping to push it forward 1 every week and see if we can get it to Friday before month 2 starts.

Misti - You are doing great and what a wonderful goal to work for!

Diva - that was still 4 hours on the feet... way to keep going :)

Campana - Way to stay accountable and getting in an awesome walk!!! To answer you : protein beyond the recommended level is best used for building of muscle. My nutritionist had me increase protein when I started lifting cause she said before that it could be stored in undesired ways, but with lifting it converts into energy needed for muscle building. They way I translate that now is I would rather be over on protein then on carbs/sodium/sugars... especially as long as you are staying busy. If you are physically stagnant, you may want to watch the intake more... but as long as you are active...no worry at all!

Misti in Seattle
08-05-2012, 02:32 AM
Hello everyone

Wow I am late tonight at checking in. I waited until 8 PM to get out to the pool because it was such a hot day. But I did get in my 35 minute workout.

Serenity, how interesting that your dad grew up on Whidbey! Where at? I went to a B&B in Coupeville (Anchorage Inn) a few years and have since become special friends with the innkeepers and staff so go down once a month or so. It is still pretty "quaint" there. But yes, I am sure everything is way different than the 50s. But Coupeville has retained a lot of its charm as it is on the historic register, and it is illegal to build a building there that does not look as if it is at least 100 years old.

And no, no special plans for the $$$.

Today's eating was a bit different since I went to the fruit market and grocery store and it was so hot I did not want lunch. So I ended up eating at about 3:30 or so. And LOL went back and got another "hamburger salad."

AM
Tonic Alchemy in grapefruit juice, 1/2 fresh squeezed lime

Breakfast
2 steamed eggs
4.4 oz brown rice

Snack
Coffee with skim milk (at a coffee shop with a friend; did NOT get my usual raspberry mocha)

Snack (around 1:00 PM)
banana

Lunch (around 3:30 PM)
Hamburger patty with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions
corn on the cob

Dinner
Late - around 9:30 PM after pool workout)
Greek vanilla yogurt
fresh raspberries
handful mixed cashews, pecans, walnuts, brazilnuts
7 rice crackers

CyberCrystal
08-05-2012, 06:27 AM
Hi everybody

Busy day but I did manage to get in a session on the cross- trainer this morning .. and have stuck to my food plan today. Feeling good for having done all of that.

Misti -- I have just written in your post about the virtual walk and am going to give it a go to join you :) I am thinking I will add it up each week and enter on the weekend how far I have got over the week. Good idea of yours so I am going to give it my best shot.
Hope everybody has had or is having a good weekend.
All the best CyberCrystal

Misti in Seattle
08-05-2012, 08:10 AM
Good morning, everyone!!

Crystal, I saw your post and am really happy to have you join me. It sounds like a beautiful location you are headed to, also.

I still can't figure out how to add any photos and thumbnails.... if I can figure it out I will let you know. So far nothing works.

I am stalling about posting my weight this morning as it is only 5:10 AM so I am hoping for another pound down LOL. But often this IS the time of morning I lose.

Diana3271
08-05-2012, 09:22 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

I had a little sodium bounce from yesterday's foods. I made spaghetti for dinner. I had spaghetti squash and the meat sauce. The sodium is still higher in the sauce than my normal weekly foods.

Calories for yesterday: 1810 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 148.6
Up: .4

Misti in Seattle
08-05-2012, 10:55 AM
:celebrate: WOOOOHHOOOOOOO :bunny2:

Watch that ticker go!!! Down TWO this morning!!! 250s here I come!

:encore::encore::encore::encore::encore::encore:

Diana3271
08-05-2012, 10:50 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Mamakate Hi :wave: Check-in when you can.

Campana Did the spinach get blended enough? Maybe you used too much spinach? I don't make smoothies, so I can't say what could have went wrong. I'm hoping someone else will chime in. Good job on the walk. Yes, the protein is good. It will keep you full longer.

Itsmyturn Two rounds? :eek: That's killer, for sure! I posted this in my other check-in: I think Insanity is getting a little easier. All last week, I could feel that my legs were extremely tired during the warm ups. The Insanity warm ups are really tough and I rain sweat during the warm ups! Yesterday I took a break from Insanity and did my mall walk. It think that break really did me well. I didn't have that muscle fatigue feeling today.

Misti Congrats on the 2 pounds! :bravo: Keep up the great work!

Crystal Good job sticking to your food and exercise plan.

Diana3271
08-05-2012, 10:55 PM
Total Approx 1320 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (645 calories)
Greek Chicken, orzo, kalamata olive, feta cheese, asparagus salad (and dang good! :drool: 645 calories)

Dinner (280 calories)
Ricotta cheese 210 calories
cinnamon peaches 70 calories

Exercise:
Insanity Cardio Power and Resistance

Misti in Seattle
08-05-2012, 11:57 PM
Hello everyone. I am enjoying reading all the good reports. Way to go.

I've done well today too. This morning before church I got out my Danskin weight balls and weight bands and did 25 minutes. Then later did 10 minutes of dancing. And tonight an hour in the pool. Whew!!! But I sure feel good but tired.

Food was "on' too --

AM - Tonic Alchemy in grapefruit juice, 1/2 fresh squeezed lime juice

Breakfast
2 steamed eggs
4.4 oz brown rice

Snack
Coffee with Half and Half (church)

Lunch... LOL I did it again -
Might do it tomorrow night too; I am seldom in the area of the burger stand)
Burger patty loaded with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, pickles
Corn on the cob

Snack (a bit larger snack than usual because I was doing a later pool workout)
Greek vanilla yogurt with fresh raspberries, blueberries, banana

Dinner
Large bowl mega-veggie slaw
small scoop cottage cheese

Campana
08-06-2012, 01:19 AM
Diana I might have put too much spinach not sure though. I will probably youtube this.. So I can actually see what they put. (I'm more of a visual person) Great work with your workout! Keep it up!

Misti congrats on the weight loss..

As for me I am exhausted today I did an 80 minute walk and I am drained. My food intake was actually lower than the 1200 calories recommended by the website where I count calories.

Breakfast
4 egg whites with veggies

Snack
Cherries

Lunch
Wendy's apple walnut salad

Dinner
Banana, strawberry and blueberry smoothie.

And a whole lot of water throughout the day.

devnet
08-06-2012, 03:19 AM
Everyone seems to be doing awesome! Congrats, all!

I'm on a lower carb eating plan.

Breakfast/Lunch: (woke up really late)
7 pieces bacon, 2 fried eggs, some strawberries
8g carb

Snack:
1/4 cup black beans, 3 pieces pickled herring
10g carb

Dinner:
300g homemade spaghetti sauce, no noodles. Bowl of salad, 1 tbsp Italian dressing
27g carb

May have a little more spaghetti sauce before bed. If I do, it will be 230 grams (I weighed it before putting it away). If I do, that will bring my day's carb count up to 60. My limit is 80, so all in all, very good day.

Diana3271
08-06-2012, 06:49 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Calories for yesterday: 1320 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 148.6
No Change

Misti Good job keeping things on plan.

Campana Good job on the walk. Let us know what you find out on youtube about the smoothie.

Devnet Hi and Welcome to the check-in! :wave: I think we are in the weigh in thread together.

derrydaughter
08-06-2012, 07:04 AM
Good morning.
I have nothing to report so far, but I made up my mind that today would be different and that I would re-boot myself and begin anew. Just back from a vacation and about 8 weeks ago, I was on another vacation. My eating, drinking and enjoyment has been really fantastic, but my clothes are tight and I need to be responsible. I hope I can be inspired here.
I am not on any kind of plan yet, wondering what to do. I failed Weight Watchers 101, I guess. I'm a lifetime member who kept going back and re-starting and it just wasn't working for me.
I need to do this and make it happen on my own.
So, here I am. I'm hoping to report a good day where I consume between 1200 - 1300 calories today and exercise. We'll see how it goes....

mamakat
08-06-2012, 07:40 AM
Monday Morning WI 181.8 up to 2.2lbs.

Yesterday was the first day I could walk. I moved like a turtle in the morning with grumpiness. I kept yelling at everyone not to watch me because I looked ridiculous (I felt like my butt was sticking way out for some reason...it wasn't). DD had a beach party to attend, but the party throwers flaked without telling their guests, so DD wanted me to come down. It's packed on the weekends, music in the Pavillion plus they were having an arts fair. DD wanted us to walk around looking for said party thrower. DH had no idea what she looked like and just stopped to listen to music. DD stayed with her dad. I was walking and although it was hot and crowded...I was walking. I even ran around in circles like a three year old doing airplanes (when you can't walk it's nice to celebrate plus add embarrassing to DD :D). DD wanted fried oreos but was too embarrassed to order, so I got her some then we walked around until she was finished. Also as I was roaming alone, I saw a little girl wearing the exact same shirt as me (local ice cream shop shirt). I approached her and her dad and said nice shirt (I initiated...my therapist would be so happy). She said thanx and her dad laughed. So all in all, yesterday was a good day. I got out of bed, I WALKED and I interacted with real people (oh and embarrassed DD :D)

Hi to everyone :wave: I will do my best to get personals in some time soon. I think of you all the time.

Have a wonderful and healthy day.

ItsMyTurn
08-06-2012, 07:56 AM
Misti - Great job on the pounds down!!!! Keep it going! So happy for you :carrot:

Campana - Super job getting in 80 mins walking! That's awesome :)

Mamakat - Way to go!!! Walking slow is still walking!!! Great job initiating contact with others too.... sounds like a definite "Winning" day! :)

Diana - Two rounds was actually pretty good for Saturday, we had to make up for not doing anything Friday and since I don't have work on weekends, it worked out perfectly. I didn't take the day off yesterday, we just skipped the rest day. Maybe tonight we will take it? I am trying to get that rest day pushed out to Friday. Weekdays I run off average of 4hrs of sleep a night and by Friday I am just too beat to even try to function in a workout - and I don't want an injury due to that. So we are going to push out the rest day as far out as possible this week and hopefully have it to Friday by next week.
I agree that Insanity is working. We also are dripping by end of the "warm up", but it feels sooooo great now! Neither of us has the muscle soreness that seems to last, and since doing the Cardio resistance one again, DD and I both have seen performance improvement! Something is happening. I am putting away the scale until the end of the program and we are going off pics and measurements instead until the end of the 2 months. I don't want that number to frustrate us, especially since it's a fully rounded program :)

CyberCrystal
08-06-2012, 09:16 AM
Hi eveybody

Late at night here -- so a bit late for me to do personals. Just checking in and reading through people's posts.
Have had a reasonable day ... out to dinner with some good friends tonight- a longstanding group of women friends and have a great time. I tried to be good with the food. We went to a Vietnamese restaurant and I ordered tofu and vegies and steamed rice. Not too bad I hope. I even managed to get home from work in time to go for a walk/jog beforehand.

I hope everybody has a good day/night
Will check in with personals tomorrow
CyberCrystal

Campana
08-06-2012, 10:41 AM
Hi everyone just checking in before I head out to work. Kind of in a rush I will diffidently check in later on today. Just wanted to come in here and wish everyone a wonderful day! Please remember to drink plenty of water. Come on girls let's stay on track we can do it!!!:carrot::carrot::carrot: I am looking forward to Wednesday morning to do another weigh in to see how much I've lost.

SerenityDiva
08-06-2012, 12:37 PM
Thanks Diana for the signature help. It seems a little PITA for me, but I am sure I must be reading something wrong.

Misti I have no idea even the street. I just know the house was torn down and replaced by the time I went as an 11-year-old with an all glass looking house. His mom had a horse named Sugar in the early 70s when she lived there with her youngest daughter. WAY TO GO :broc: on the weight loss!

Hi Linda and Devnet! I hope you find something that works for you. I am following the Simple Diet, but I'm not super strict (i.e., I have to cook nightly for the kids and husband and sometimes I use that instead of a frozen entree as my meal probably 1-2 times a week).

Mamakat it's hard for me to talk to people I don't know. For me to initiate a conversation can be excrutiating, but I do it and I think it's great you are. I need to expland my circle of friends a bit I've learned as of late.

Saturday's report:
Calories 1850 (yep)
Yoga 50 minutes
Cycling 25 minutes

Sunday's report:
Calories 1439
Yoga 75 minutes
Cycling 25 minutes

Any ideas on LOW impact to NO impact cardio besides swimming? I am enjoying the bike, but in the future I'm hoping to add to it. I have plantar fasciitis so keep that in mind. I'm toying with some sort of cardio karate (maybe the DVDs I've seen from J.B. Berns) as I enjoyed taekwondo when I took it, but it made my back flare (I was also 20+ pounds heavier).

Misti in Seattle
08-06-2012, 06:41 PM
Hello everyone

Linda and Devnet.... :welcome3:

Just checking in -- will come back later and post my food and stuff. My weight was up two pounds this morning but it did not surprise me since I weighed earlier (going to work) plus I had a late dinner yesterday. I know I did not deserve the gain so it is okay. Well not okay but it is what it is LOL.

Today has been the biggest struggle for me so far, but I think it is because I have not felt well, plus I don't cope well with this heat so I did not sleep much last night. I had an ear of corn to take for my lunch to have with cottage cheese, but forgot it. BUT in the past I probably would have gone to the machines and gotten Cheetos and root beer. :) Today I opened up a can of peas and carrots I had in my desk and mixed it with cottage cheese.

Big victory thougth that I did NOT (edited... yeeks I left out the "not" earlier LOL... head for food to make myself feel better. Ate what I was supposed to and that's it!

Diana3271
08-06-2012, 08:15 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Derrydaughter Hi and welcome to the check-in! :wave:

Mamakat Good to see you check-in today. You did great interacting with the other people.

Itsmyturn I had a rough time with Insanity today. A friend of mine lost her Mom yesterday morning. My mind was in overdrive last night and I didn't sleep well. I am going to try to get to bed early tonight. Did you and your DD do a workout today? Do you have a favorite of the workouts, so far? I think the easiest is Pure Cardio. What do you think?

Crystal Enjoy your evening out with your friends.

Campana Hi :wave: I hope you had a great day.

Serenity Did you figure out the ticker? Do you like Leslie Sansone? How about Petra Kolber?

Misti Good job on your food choices today. I struggle more when I don't rest well and/or feel well.

Diana3271
08-06-2012, 08:37 PM
Total Approx 1440 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Rudi's 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Flatz 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 calories
Honey mustard/Lettuce 25 calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (670 Calories)
Grilled Sirloin 400 calories
2 orders steamed broccoli 200 calories
raw carrots 20 calories
Mango puree 50 calories

Exercise:
Check-In: Insanity Pure Cardio

SerenityDiva
08-06-2012, 08:40 PM
Thanks Diana. I did find it and it helped. Also I think I'll pull out some of my Leslie's and add them. I have a few Petra's too!

Diana3271
08-06-2012, 08:54 PM
Thanks Diana. I did find it and it helped. Also I think I'll pull out some of my Leslie's and add them. I have a few Petra's too!

I'm glad you got the ticker figured out. It can be confusing. Petra's workout are not my style, but they get really good reviews. I always keep a few Leslie's that I won't ever get rid of. Do you have Stephanie Huckabee's Power Fit Harmony? I am thinking about getting those.

ItsMyTurn
08-06-2012, 08:56 PM
Diva - Not sure if you have access to one, but elliptical is also good for super low impact. Ice works for inflammation to things that get irritated from impact exercise too, so be sure to do that after the workouts and it will help you tremendously

Misti - Sorry about your struggles today, I think we all have those "harder than they should be" days. Hopefully that false 2lbs will drop for you real soon :)

Diana - Sorry to hear of the emotional time. Lack of sleep does effect the workouts a great deal at times, but to push through is admirable, great job on that! My favorite is probably the Cardio Resistance. I love how killer it feels :) I don't find the pure cardio to be easy at all because my HRM alarm goes off regularly. As my endurance builds though, I am hoping it has less effect on my heart/lung issues, :lol: If it doesn't, that's cool too cause I get a rush off being so dripping with sweat, LOL!!!! Is that pure cardio your favorite? DD and I peeked at the next month videos and we are scared and excited all at once, :rofl: We skipped Friday, but did 2 on Saturday to make up the day...didn't take Sunday off as the calendar said to because we are trying to push the "rest day" off a bit to work it out to Fridays. I am thinking we are going to go for it tonight and do one too :) Pure Cardio is on tap if we do. Loving this Insanity!!!

SerenityDiva
08-06-2012, 09:02 PM
Diana I'm sorry about your friend's mom, I missed that earlier. I've toyed with getting Powerfit Harmony, but have not yet, I might just get it especially if it goes on sale again.

ItsMyTurn, I don't and I love ellipticals. I would have loved to had that, but the bike's footprint is smaller and right now finances aren't permitting a gym membership. However, after another year they should..although I think by then I might be in good enough shape to start up with taekwondo or something again. I'm the ice queen...haha..as far as my feet it helps a bit. The best thing for me is stretching them and the rest of my body..well I was getting massages but I can't do those anymore $$$$. But I've found some massage therapies and tools that helps A LOT. If y'all would have seen me two years ago and my limitations you would be shocked. It's so so much better. :carrot:

Misti in Seattle
08-06-2012, 09:35 PM
Thanks, all, for the encouraging word. Yes, I think I was just totally exhausted from working out so much yesterday and the heat and lack of sleep. Came home from work tonight and crashed for an hour or so, and now things are looking better. I did not even want dinner but decided I needed to eat it so I did. Here is today's report.

AM
Tonic Alchemy in grapefruit juice, 1/2 freshly squeezed lime juice

Breakfast
3 oz tuna packet
6 carrot sticks
6 bagel crisps

Snack
6 fresh pineapple chunks

Lunch
1 can mixed peas and carrots
cottage cheese

Snack
Banana

After work snack
Iced coffee with skim milk

Dinner
Mega-veggie slaw with lots of veggies, mixed nuts, dried cranberries
1 slice healthy made pizza

No workout - my body is demanding a break so I am giving it

Edited 8:30 PM. Ha scratch that last statement! After a nap I felt much better so went out to the pool for 45 minutes. I think a bit later I will bring out the weight bands and balls and do 15 minutes or so.

Edited 10:30 PM. Just did 25 minutes with weight bands and Danskin weight balls. These things are so nice because I can just lie on my back in bed, turn on music videos on YouTube, and get a pretty good "extra" workout! I am going to go google to see if there are additional things I can use this way.

Wow, have to go upgrade my walk to Victoria thread!!!! Just added 7 virtual miles today!!!
.

devnet
08-06-2012, 09:36 PM
Another decent day here. Pretty pleased so far.

Breakfast/lunch: the 230g bowl of spaghetti sauce I never wound up eatng last night, plus a small bowl of salad - 21g carb

Snack: 25g blueberries, 1 boiled egg - 4g carb

Dinner: pork chop with mushroom cream sauce, and boiled broccoli - 20g carbs

Total so far = 45g carbs. I will likely have a snack or small meal later though.

As for activity, my shoulder is healing from an injury so I'm trying to take it easy. All I did today was go bowling and swimming (more like goofing off and playing frisbee in the pool)

Not a bad day in any way. I'm content with it.

Misti in Seattle
08-06-2012, 11:38 PM
Devnet... I am curious. You just eat spaghetti sauce by itself? Do you make it yourself or is it from a jar or...???

I am always open to new ideas.

And congratulations... I see you just landed in "Twoderville!:

Campana
08-07-2012, 12:31 AM
Hi everyone hope everyone had a wonderful day.Although today wasn't that great of a day for me diet-wise . Although I do acknowledge myself for not going overboard. I have a thing for sweets and for some reason I was hungry all day! When I stopped at my mom's she had sweet bread and eventhough I knew it was a big :nono: I still grabbed some I only got half of the bread and ended up eating only half of the half lol So technically I only ate 1/4. Every bite I took which was 3 I kept telling myself I was doing wrong. So I ended up tossing it in the trash! Way to go for me!

Breakfast
Almond milk, banana, strawberry milkshake

Snack
pear

Lunch
Tuna, tomato, sour cream ( I was really tempted in using mayo)
Side salad with cucumber
4 crackers

Snack
pear

Dinner
Raisin Bran & Milk

Exercise
1 hour walk

Would you girls be able to give me some recipes I have no clue what to cook for tomorrow.

Diana3271
08-07-2012, 07:00 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Calories for yesterday: 1440 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 148.2
Down: .4

Misti in Seattle
08-07-2012, 07:11 AM
Good morning, everyone

Campana, way to go for throwing out that bread!! Even though that small amount would not really have hurt you, sometimes it is the discipline of not eating something we don't feel we should be eating, and throwing it out!!!

Everyone have a great day!

mamakat
08-07-2012, 07:57 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

Today is the first day I don't have to go to New Haven, therapist is on vacation for two weeks...aw, I feel on vacation too :) DD has a doctor's appt. that is long over due...City wrote me a lovely letter and said she wouldn't be able to attend school if she wasn't seen by the 15th of Aug. It's really hard to get an appt. for healthy visits at our peds because they are the only ones in town. I explained and they were super nice about it. I said my only job was to take the kittens where they needed to be and pay the bill...I have really dropped the ball with this one as they had sent a bill to the collectors from last year...I kept saying I'll get to it then forget it. Same way with the appt. So I'm cutting it super close.

Two days out of bed (yesterday, I took DD to get a new fashionable hair cut) and almost 2 lbs dropped. This body aches to move. August is so hot though. I sweat just sitting in the car. So I was fascinated a few weeks back from sweating for the first time, now I'm complaining how sweaty I get...it's a lot! I'm never happy :p

DS finally brought back the Wii so I thought I'd do some yoga since walking in this heat is out. I can use it to slowly stretch out my body. I'm not fully recovered from what we are now assuming was a major flare-up and muscle fatigue from the hike all at once. I'm just glad I can walk again, but have a little fear of putting myself in the same situation. I've grown fond of moving and it's super depressing when I can't. My hands and right hip haven't recovered fully (that's how we know it was a flare up as well since I don't walk on my hands :p). But they work and that's really all I care about...I've learned to live with the pain...I just hate hate hate not having use of my body when I want to use it.

Complaining done. You all are doing wonderfully. Diana and ItsMyTurn the way you talk about Insanity, it sounds doable. You two are just whipping through it. You two are amazing and so dedicated. Misti way to go getting in the exercise, glad the nap helped. Campana I say that is an awesome NSV as I couldn't throw out bread once I put it in my mouth...and I'm gluten intolerant and know it's going to wreak havoc on my body...I'd still eat it. Good job. Devnet your menu looks good. I eat spaghetti sauce over my salad (that's how DH serves it), I find it taste weird that way, but don't complain as he's the chef in this house. Serenity how about yoga? Is that even cardio, I don't know. I totally need to expand my circle of friends :lol: I've lived here for 16 years and I don't have one friend to show for it. All my friends are on Facebook and here. No one ever believes me when I tell them that. I think it would shock my entire circle of doctors if came to them and said, 'I have a friend'. :lol:

Have a wonderful and healthy day everyone!

derrydaughter
08-07-2012, 09:08 AM
I made one day work for me. One day. Reminds me of the saying "One day at a time". I am attempting to use the "Lose It" app on my iPhone. I like that it even scans bar codes and you get the calories and info from food packaging. I had less than 1600 calories yesterday. I readjusted the program easily and went from wanting to lose 1/2 pound a week to 1 pound a week and today I am allow about 1400 calories instead. I hope I can make that happen.

Yesterday's log:

It shows that I was 152 calories over my daily budget right now, but only because I adjusted to try an lose more weight....

Breakfast:
2% Breakstone low fat cottage cheese (small container) 90 calories
whole grain bread, 2 slices 100 calories
grapefruit, 7 oz. 100 calories
soft margarine 45 calories
FF coffee creamer 20 calories (this is 1/8 cup, counted for the day)
Total 355 calories

Lunch
1 cup frozen chopped spinach, 65 C
Lean Cuisine Spaghetti with meat sauce 300 C
2 Tspn grated parmesan cheese 20C
Butter (on spinach) 68 C
Total for lunch 452

Dinner:
Scampi in foil packets done on grille (counted all the calories, but I did not consume all the oil????) 706 C
Brown rice 3/4 cup 164 C
Grilled Zucchini squash and onion (in foil on grille with non-stick spray) 15C
soft margarine (on rice) 45 C
Total for dinner 930

Snacks:

WW golden sponge cake 90C
Ice cream sandwich 170C

Total consumed 1998C
Total earned by exercise 429C
Net Calories in the day: 1569

The 1569 was less than the 1620 I was allowed. Today's calorie budget is 1417, less than it was yesterday as I adjusted to lose more weight. Hoping I can stick with it.

Does anyone else use the lose it app on their iPhone?

SerenityDiva
08-07-2012, 11:25 AM
:cp: Misti on getting that rest and extra workout in! :cp: The heat takes it out of you. I grew up primarily in Southern California, so a DRY heat and generally cooler at night. But family is from the South, so when I moved back here (New Orleans originally) it was like being a sauna ALL THE TIME. It just sucks out any energy you have. Now we're in North Texas and sorry its STILL humid to me here. I hate our summers, but more so since I got fat. So uncomfortable! And when it's over 100 and humid, blech.

Devet sorry about your shoulder injury. At least you are still being active and that's a good thing! :cheer3:

Diana yay for the calories! My husband asked me if I eat the exact same everyday recently...I said "yeah right" :doh: although yesterday was weird I was NOT hungry at all. I did get the amount of protein I needed and veggies/fruit, but otherwise I was like meh..just wasn't hungry. I was surprised because I think I had close to 1400 anyway.

Campana WTG on the bread :bravo: Are you cooking something special or just a general dish? Like what are you thinking, chicken, vegan, fish?

DerryDaughter I use Lose It and on the iPhone. I love it. For me it's the most intuative (spelling) program I've tried. I compared it for a week at a time to SparkPeople, FatSecret, MyNetDiary (which is also good but not $10 good which is what I paid), and one other I can't remember. I hear good things about MyFitnessPal too. I don't particularly follow the program exactly, i.e., I didn't say "I want to lose 2 pounds a week" because I'm following The Simple Diet by Dr. James Anderson for the most part, but I'm counting calories too because I don't eat frozen entrees every single day. Because I cook for the family, some days I will eat what I make them and use the calorie count from that or add the recipe into that recipe thing at Spark people to get a good enough idea.

Monday, August 6th:
Calories 1396
Yoga 55 minutes
Cycling 25 minutes

Also I restarted APY60 which is some 60 day power yoga program at home. I did it during the holidays last year. Basically he (Kurt Johnsen) does these 10-20 minute warmup things 6 days a week, then you can workout OR do the practice later in the day. He has daily challenges, i.e., every time you see blue take a deep breathe, smile at people, no white flour, etc., etc. It was wonderful during the holidays to have a no brainer program to follow so I think now it might be, although I might substitute a different yoga program 1-2 times a week (you do the same workout 6 times each week/the daily blends are different daily and one day off) as well as my yin yoga or a long massage session one day a week on the "off" day.

derrydaughter
08-07-2012, 05:27 PM
Diana, I just read a whole bunch of postings and I am very impressed by what you have done for yourself. Great job! :cp:
This afternoon has been a hard one. I'm HUNGRY.
But, I have determined that this is "it" for me and I shall keep on working.

I want to say to others (can't recall your names, I'll learn) that are bothered by heat and recovering, that I have been there. It does get better.
What about swimming if you have a place nearby? That is always a can do exercise for me in hot weather. I also own a treadmill and can walk indoors in my air conditioned home.
As for recovery, I had a terrible fall two years ago last week. Believe it or not, I am still recovering after all this time and often I am in pain. It set me back a great deal with exercise. I am trying hard again. I just need to find what works and does not hurt.
Will post my daily "intake" later on. But needed to be back here as I'm driving myself crazy with hunger. I have kept away from the cookie jar and other snacks for the afternoon and I am proud of that.

CyberCrystal
08-07-2012, 09:00 PM
Derrydaughter-- Yes "No more excuses" I hope I can remember that one. I am struggling with a very busy day at work at the moment but have made the time to log on and read a few posts.
Staying out of the staffroom today so that I don't eat the biscuits etc that are out on the table. I always have lots of excuses about why it is okay to have just this one and then just one more etc.

Have a good day everybody -- And I hope that heat dies down for you guys in the Northern Hemisphere who are having a hot time of it.

All the best to everybody. You are all an inspiration.

Misti in Seattle
08-07-2012, 09:45 PM
Hello everyone... great to see all the good reports.

I am on target for today

Food was

AM
Tonic Alchemy in grapefruit juice, 1/2 freshly squeezed lime juice

Breakfast
2 steamed eggs
6 bagel crisps
4 chunks fresh pineapple

Snack
Banana

Lunch
3 oz tuna packet
corn on the cob

Snack
None

Dinner
Large bowl mega-veggie slaw with nuts, avocado

Snack
Coffee with skim milk

Exercise:
45 minutes in pool

Planning to do some weight band/weight ball exercise a bit later.

Edited 8:30 PM. Wow, I just did an hour with the weight bands/Danskin balls. I didn't plan to... but put on a Hillsong concert on YouTube, lay flat on my back in bed with the weight bands/balls, and did a mostly gentle (some more strenuous) workout. It was soooo relaxing I could have almost gone to sleep doing it.

My doctor said I do not need to be concerned with doing too much or taking rest days because what I am doing is not weight-intensive enough for it to be a problem... she encouraged me to go for it.

Wow I had best go update my cyberwalk thread... I went 10.5 miles today!!

Diana3271
08-07-2012, 10:00 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Itsmyturn Right now I dislike all of the Insanity workouts pretty equally. :lol: They are all tough. I don't remember if you mentioned, but did you get the extra workouts, too? What was the biggest difference between this month and next month? I know they are longer.

Misti Good job on getting that workout in last night.

Serenity I just ordered the new Dana Pieper (sp) Kickboxing workout and the Breathless Body 2 The Edge. I will probably get the Powerfit Harmony set the next time it goes on sale. It's out of print, so I think Mary is the only one that has it. Unless you go through Amazon, etc.

Devnet Good job on your food/exercise, yesterday.

Campana Good job with the bread. What type of recipes are you looking for? Here's a site you can search on: http://www.skinnytaste.com/

Mamakat Did you do the yoga with the Wii? Heck no! Insanity is not doable! I am totally lying! :lol: I'm just trying my best to keep up with Itsmyturn! ;)

Linda I don't have an iPhone, so I don't use anything like that. I just calorie count and look up calories online or on the package. It's the same idea, though. You can do this. Think positive and stay consistent with what you do. Sometimes, if I have the bottomless pit going on, I will eat a very large serving of steamed veggies. It seems to help.

Crystal Have a great day!

Diana3271
08-07-2012, 10:02 PM
Total Approx 1470 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Rudi's 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Flatz 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 calories
Honey mustard/Lettuce 25 calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (700 Calories)
Grilled chicken breast 400 calories
1 order steamed broccoli 100 calories
2 small apples 200 calories

Exercise:
Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit

Misti in Seattle
08-07-2012, 10:05 PM
It's been a long, exhausting day topped off with a workout but wanted to briefly share.

I saw my chiropractor today and she was thrilled with me! She could not believe how much better my posture is and could tell by that and also she said in my face that I am in so much less pain. She is a super encourager as well as wonderful doctor. She is right... I am able to stand up better without so much pain. She said she can also tell even in my face that I am losing weight. Wooot

stacygee
08-07-2012, 10:39 PM
Hi Everyone. It has been so long for me to be here... but I really need to be here again. I was 7 pounds from losing 100 pounds about 8 months ago... but now I have gained about 30 pounds. It is just laziness about my diet and trying to reward myself with food. Also, I kept thinking I could exercise out my poor eating habits. No can do. It is 90% diet and 10% working out. Anyway, I hope you can welcome me back and know that I can help provide support and I just need a little accountability and support in return.

Diana3271: so happy to see your familiar and beautiful face. You look great! You have done so well maintaining!

mamakat: another familiar face and so great to see your results!

Everyone else... hello and thank you in advance for welcoming me back!

Misti in Seattle
08-07-2012, 11:27 PM
Hi Stacy!! :welcome: back!!! Yes, it sure is easy to slip up but you caught yourself in time!! Good for you!!!

ItsMyTurn
08-08-2012, 01:23 AM
Derry - I use the MyFitnessPal app on my IPod and computer. If I enter it on either device, it's there for me

Diva - Great way to get started on a program!

Crystal - Great job staying out of the staff room where the temptations are!!! That's an awesome NSV!!!

Misti - What a great workout! Way to get it done!!!

Diana - Your post had me :rofl: !!!! I didn't get the deluxe version, so no extra dvds for me, thank goodness! :lol: Not sure when I would do those. Month 1 to month 2 = doing regular workouts and going to month 1, :lol: I don't know how else to put it. That $hit looked scary and intense... I can't wait! :lol: Did the Plyometric Cardio tonight and had to stop less!!! My HRM alarm went off a ridiculous amount, but I dug in it and burned more calories tonight then I had so far. DD couldn't do with me today due to a foot injury, but she watched and was like "holy cow mom, you are going as fast as the 'machines' " :rofl: Thank goodness she wasn't there to see me on the floor at the end of the 2nd half!!!

Stacy - You can do it! You have done it before... just staying accountable helps :)

Mamakat - Doable? Insanity? Suuuuure...that's what we will say, :lol: Honestly know why they named it as they did though. You may not think it is so doable if you were in my house hearing me grunt, groan and yell during the workouts :rofl: I am ALWAYS dripping wet and sometimes shaky until I get my protein shake in me afterwards too :lol: Glad you were able to get your DD into the doctor for her well-check before school. My youngens have been in school for 2 days now. Oldest and youngest are attending and the middle kidlet is doing her first semester of schooling online due to her knee replacement. Her campus is too big for her to try and walk yet. Especially for the bus or fire drills.

Well, I had court today for the speeding ticket so took the day off of work. Judge was actually very cool and granted me the extension I need to get traffic school in and make the ticket go away. Not only did she grant it, but said with all I have going on, she was documenting that if I don't get it done in time for this one, then I am to be granted one more extension!! How cool was that?!? Came home, cleaned a bit, then DH cooked salmon and salad for supper (super yummers!). Got my schoolwork done, and then hit Insanity HARD. Got my shower in and now wanted to catch up on here before I laid down. I have to hit the bed though... not much sleep time tonight even with having the day off, LOL! Night all!!!

Diana3271
08-08-2012, 07:01 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Tonight is my monthly hair appointment and I get to eat at the Japanese restaurant that I like. I normally have a sodium gain, so I will expect that for tomorrow.

Calories for yesterday: 1470 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 148
Down: .2

Misti I'm glad things went well with the chiro and you both are seeing improvements with your health. Those are the little things that make our lives a better place. Its those things you think back on when things get tough and you want to throw in the towel. :carrot:

stacygee Hi and Welcome back! :wave: Thank you very much. :hug: We look forward to watching you reach your goals. You can do it! I agree about the food vs. exercise. Sometimes it's really hard. I understand.

Itsmyturn I am always talking to Shawn. Yesterday when he was telling me that I can do it, I proceeded to explain how old I actually am. :rofl: He just doesn't understand. :lol: I told him that I am old enough to be some of those kids Mom! Please, send me the motorized scooter! :rofl: I love the part where Shawn asks that one girl "how do you feel?" She said "like sh!t"! (they bleeped that part out) But I totally agree. :D Then that one girl says "can I leave". Yeah! I want to leave, too!. Question: When they go from standing, into a push up, then the sprints on the ground, etc. Are you able to keep up with the same number of moves they do? I wish they went a little slower. It takes me a little longer to get to the ground and in position. I am trying to avoid hurting myself. By the time I am in starting my push ups they have already done 1 or 2. I am glad to hear the judge was understanding.

Misti in Seattle
08-08-2012, 07:15 AM
Good morning, everyone

Diana, thanks for the encouraging words. I gained back those two pounds earlier in the week and finally zapped one of them but the other is still hanging around. Grrrrrrr I'll beat that thing off though LOL

derrydaughter
08-08-2012, 07:47 AM
I'm so glad I found you all. I think you are what I needed? No one else in my "circle" of people is making any kind of weight loss effort. That is a story for another day, but let's suffice to say that they should be and I hope to be a shining example?

CyberCrystal, If I had a very busy day like you. I think I would plan ahead and bring with me snacks and whatever food and beverage I might need. Days like that throw me off and I end up giving in to the stress when someone in the office pulls out a pizza delivery (substitute food of choice) menu and it becomes just easier to give in. I hope you get through the day and are proud of it. Planning is essential. I speak with knowledge as a lifetime WW member, though I am way over my goal and put on every pound, and then some. Just because I am not at my desirable weight, I sure know the program inside and out...

Misti, what is Tonic Alchemy? Medications? Also, what happened to your back?

Diana, good idea about the steamed veggies. I may chop some up and have ready and I wonder if I can steam them easily in my microwave without buying a fancy steamer? I guess a little water in the bottom of a covered casserole would do it OK? A big bowl with summer squash, beans, carrots and cauliflower would be comforting. I love that idea.

So, here is yesterday's "log":

Total calories allowed 1417, total used 1450, exercise 102, net 1348!

Day 2 completed and I am glad! :smug:

Breakfast:
Switched to low fat milk in my coffee and counting 1/8th cup for a few cups of coffee throughout the day, just is easier.
1/8 C low fat milk 14 calories
Whole grain "lite" English Muffin 100 C
Black raspberry preserves, 2 tsp. 33C
Breakstone 2% cottage cheese 90C
Buttery spray 0 C (trying to keep away from margarine or butter at breakfast, at least)

Total for breakfast: 237

Treadmill 30 min moderate pace earned 102C

Lunch:
Thin and Trim lean eye of round roast beef 70C
Whole grain lite Hamburger bun
sprayed with buttery spray and grilled 110C
Banana 105C
Total for lunch 285

Dinner:
Grilled Turkey cutlet, with citrus and olive oil
marinate 285C
3/4 cup brown rice 164C
Soft margarine, 1 T 45C
String beans, one cup 34C
Total for dinner 528

Snacks:
Quakes rice snacks 120C
2 mini ice cream cones 280C

I finished the day 70 calories under my allowance.

My scale moved down a bit this morning and I adjusted my signature tracker. I know it will probably go down a bit more throughout the week as I am just home from vacation. It was a vacation of eating out every night except one, so I am really trying hard to drop the vacation pounds here! But, it is not all about a vacation, I'm ready and it's time.

ItsMyTurn
08-08-2012, 08:00 AM
Diana - The first time through on getting down, pushups, and sprint I do pretty good... however all the times after that I get slower and slower. It's so much easier to get down then up, so needless to say... I am down by the time they have like 2 pushups in :lol: takes me longer for the pushups, and by the time they do like round 4 of those, I am half dead, HRM goes nuts with alarm, and I am yelling "aren't we done this yet???" Then you hear him encouraging the others with "push through y'all"... ummm... :rofl: But I will say... 3.25" off chest and not even done with week 2 yet...and .5" off hips... and I have been on the 2nd LONG plateau for so long that it shows me this type of intensity was needed to push me to another level of fitness. My back (which is where the chest measurement comes in handy), waist, and upper arms is where I was looking to lose...so definitely loving this program while I hate it, :lol: The other measurements are the same, but that's HUGE to me and will totally take it! I am actually looking forward to the next Fit Test knowing I have made conditioning improvements too - obvious with how I am holding in there. The plyometric cardio one still is the one that kicks my butt the hardest though. I looked last night, but think tonight is Cardio Recovery. I didn't burn a ton of calories on that one last time but everything still shakes a bunch :lol:

New day, and going to have to stay an extra hour at work today due to a coworker taking the day off. So work in a half hour, get home shortly after 6pm, schoolwork/supper while at laptop, let stomach settle while finishing studying, and then Insanity before shower and bed. So habitual with my routine, but have to be or couldn't fit it all in :D Hope everyone has an awesome, on-plan day!!! Feel good about yourselves for putting in that effort for changes/maintaining changes. Someone might be watching you and using you for inspiration in real life without you ever knowing it- YOU may be the push someone is needing to make those same changes in THEIR lives!!

ItsMyTurn
08-08-2012, 08:03 AM
Derry - Great job and we are glad you found us too :) Nice job on the treadmill workout!! I think often times we don't feel like we are surrounded enough by supporters in our r/l and that's where somewhere like this comes in handy. Geographically we are all over the map, but as far as mindset and goals, we have been brought together. I will also say, this is a great group and not sure what I would do without them. Even when on a low, they help to push you up... when I have felt like I needed a kick in the pants, these girls are great at that too... but the whole time - supportive and awesome!!!

mamakat
08-08-2012, 08:17 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

Diana LOL, okay today's post gave me a better handle on Insanity. Made me laugh, I talk to the video people too (well when I did them). I think Shawn would be impressed with you or would he say "hey, no complaining!" :lol: I didn't get the yoga in, the rats need their bedding changed before I can work out down there. They stink and no way am I deep breathing that stuff in. Did I ever mention, I'm allergic to rats? 13 hairy beast are way too much.

ItsMyTurn I can imagine you are sweaty during/afterward. I used to do TaeBo will that Billy guy and I thought he moved fast. He was one I'd talk to. Wait, I didn't catch that. I'd never be able to do Insanity even if I were coordinated which I'm not. You amaze me as always. I'm glad the judge could see you weren't just some reckless maniac trying to get there faster, but more of a busy person trying to fit it all in.

Stacey welcome back. Glad to see you.

Misti Do you have a routine with the bands and ball? A video? I actually have those things and I'm always laying in my bed. I can't imagine doing a whole hour...awesome job. I bought the stuff, but just got bored, but now I'm rethinking.

derry I know all about trying to find the right exercise to help not hinder pain. I wish I had access to a pool, my doctors have all said that would be my best exercise. In fact, two years ago, I was told not to exercise (especially yoga or stretches of any kind). I have weird (too loose) ligaments and MD so using my muscles can be painful and stretching knocks my joints out. I ignored the doctors' strict advice starting out on a recumbent bike (protecting my largest problem areas) and dropped 80# with that alone. Then last year, while still on a cane, I started hiking and walking on the beach boardwalk (walking was a big no-no believe it or not). I was so pleased by the end of the summer I was cane free, a little lighter and a lot stronger...I still have bad days, and had to use the cane once early on this year (I was so depressed about it), but now I do yoga and stretch too...doctors still don't know :p So it can be done with time and patients. Oh and I even ran up and down a flight of stairs without hand rails...I can't tell you how proud I was at that moment.

Serenity a goal for the day, to smile at people? That would be a tough one for me. Actually smiling isn't that hard for me, it's the actual talking that's hard. That's actually a good goal. Are your workouts on video? I'm new to yoga, but I like it enough to look for something harder than Wii, but doable for me. Power yoga sounds hard to me though.

Seeing that it's Diana's hair appt day, means that mine is here as well. So funny we got on the same schedule. I need to color DD's hair back to normal too, but rats come first! Other than that I have no plans.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and healthy day.

stacygee
08-08-2012, 09:14 AM
I restarted my program on Monday at 207. This morning the scale was at 202. But, I like those type of losses to show up two days in a row before I change any tickers or count it as a real loss. Since I am trying this little by little again here are my goals for today:

1. Spend some time here for inspriation. Just like Derry mentioned so few people in my likfe understand and this really isn't the conversation people want to have all the time. But, it helps me to immerse in weight loss conversation. I also remember last time that I would log on when I had the munchies. So I may log on a lot. You know how the munchies are when you first start.

2. Need to determine calorie counts to stick to this time around and a place to log my food journal. Last time I used livestrong.com so I'll try that again. I don't have a smartphone so apps don't work for me. I need something on the computer.

3. Gym. Of course this has been an important part of my journey. I have been teaching a spin class and will teach tonight; but I will also go to the gym this morning to practice my routine and I believe I will try an ab class. I won't go all out when I practice my routine this morning; but, I always go all out when I teach. I feel like I have more to prove in front of a class then the rest of the size 2 spin instructors.

ItsMyTurn: Your schedule is so jam-packed. But having habits and rituals always helps me stay on track. I really admire you for fitting it all in and not making excuses. Part of my problem the past 8 months was that I started to work and after being a stay at home mom for 6 years it made sticking to my program hard. But, I won't use that excuse any longer. Not with a role model like you!

Have a great day everyone!

SerenityDiva
08-08-2012, 10:45 AM
Linda isn't it weird how a fall or injury makes us so *aware* for lack of a better word of our limitations as we age. I remember as a teen being kicked in the shoulder by a stubborn horse. Did I baby that shoulder? No (and yes it gives me issues from time to time), but now I would be so sensitive to it (which honestly I am at times but not like a 17-year-old me would have been). Right now my left knee is the PITA I have to work with most of the time...ugh! But I figure the more I strengthen it and the more I lose weight, the stronger it becomes. And if not, well there is no if not. It may not be 100% but it will get stronger LOL. :cool: My HUSBAND could stand to lose 60-75 pounds. He has done it before, but really EVERYONE in his family except for his parents (long story) are obese and diets consist of Sprite, Skittles, and fried WHATEVER...and exercise? No. I'm the family freak because I do it. They do NOT set limits with ANYTHING and so it's hard for him to "give up" stuff or even cut it down. Like a serving of PIE is THE PIE. But my youngest is the only child I have with a weight issue and I *am* inspiring him (although spending 2 weeks with my dad and stepmom who are very healthy--the kind of people who some call food and exercise snobs--also helped). The boy went from wanting fried nuggets at every single restaurant and salad (he and my other kids DO eat steamed veggies and salad without complaint) to wanting soups, grilled things, and I'm so proud of him! He's 11 and I really don't want to make him worried about his weight, but he is aware he's heavier and he is aware that he can make healthier choices...it's been a hard thing for him because kids have teased him (including his siblings :mad:) and so I'm again very proud.

Diana I'm still toying with getting one or both sets. I might decide to start with the 5 since it's cheaper (Mary whom I love!) as *generally* I don't like band work, but sometimes what you don't love is what you do need and 20 minutes...that's nothing! :love: I do the veggie thing too! I remember reading some Joyce Vedral book years ago and she said she eats a whole bag of peas or some frozen veggies to satisfy her cravings. Like yesterday I wanted something like CHIPS. But I knew I wanted SALT. So I ate 4 small pickles (like the little Mt. Olive Kosher Dills) which were more than enough and 20 calories approximately....satisfied craving and saved probably 110+ calories. I hope the Japanese place is good and I've got a hair appointment Saturday lol. No good restaurants I'm tempted by though...

MISTI! I'm so glad you're in less pain. I don't know what the cause of or the history is (new here) but I can tell you I do remember being in so much pain people could see it on my face. For her to not see it! Well I'm happy for you!!! :high: and that was my PRIMARY reason for losing weight. Yeah obviously I want to look nice and yada yada, but when you're in chronic pain...you don't care if you weigh 300 pounds or 80 pounds, just anything to get the pain to stop.

:) Stacy it's nice to meet you! I know you can do this, it's just the doing that's hard. I really REALLY wholeheartedly believe being accountable helps. I also have to immerse myself and no one wants to hear it all the time. I've been reading a lot of free ebooks and not so free to keep myself going as well.

:cheer2" ItsMyTurn yay about court, salmon (LOVE salmon) and your workout. You're doing so awesome!!!

MamaKat they are on video. But he has some free streaming, if you can't find them (American Power Yoga) P.M. me and I'll send you the link. It was free when I joined and I know every Friday he posts on Facebook. But I also use audios. Zyrka Landwijt and Barbara Benagh are the two I started with on video when I couldn't move. I have some freaky flexibility, some areas where I'm too loose and some obviously too tight. People think being loose is a good thing, but like you know you can injure yourself if you go to far without strengthening the musculature around the loose tendons..so in my opinion body awareness is REALLY required too. Also some yoga studios offer free classes or whatever through groupons and stuff...I like it a lot. It's taught me yeah to be more strong and flexible, but also I can read my body much easier and it's weird to see the differences from side to side. :spin: I love it!

Well stats for Tuesday the 7th:
Calories 1490
Yoga 55
Cycling 25 minutes

SerenityDiva
08-08-2012, 02:56 PM
Oh geez Diana....so...I was at Amazon. They had both Stephanie Huckabee's PowerFit DVDs (I don't know if the bands come with them as they are used but I have more bands than I can shake a stick at). They hopped in my cart. They then proceeded to check out...I think soon I'll be notified they are on their way.

BUT only $12.26 TOTAL including S&H so I figure that's the cost of 2 fast food meals or one decent salad at a midrange place right?

shellsbrood
08-08-2012, 03:37 PM
Diana--I've finally joined you in the 100+ club. I just thought you might like to know. ;)

swissy
08-08-2012, 06:03 PM
I got my period today and made a choice not to self soothe with food,
(usually head for the simple carbs or at worst the icecream/cake) but for now some herbal tea maybe.

last two weekends were not good but I refuse to stop my self care this weekend but I've still maintained my 5lbs-7lbs loss from July, I just can't believe I'm in the 170s nevermind 174, I really believed when I saw 179 I was just going to go back up and stay at 180 something because thats where I was been bouncing between 185-195 then into the 200s for the past 5 years plus.

I've been obese since I was a child I am so excited to get to 169 SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!

derrydaughter
08-08-2012, 06:30 PM
Mamakat, sounds like you know your body better than the doctors do, in many ways. Do what feels right. I wish I had a pool and lived right around the corner to invite you over to swim. I wonder if there is a YWCA or YMCA around? The one nearest to me, I hear, has a swim only plan. They are pretty expensive to join a full membership, but I hear you can pay for only that. I would like to check it out sometime. I used to live in NY state and we had a beautiful Y nearby and I did a water toning workout and it was great. There was a woman with MS who came. She had to use a wheelchair lift to get in and out of the pool, but as soon as she was in the water, she was able to keep up.
I went back to the gym today. I belong to Planet Fitness. When I looked at my little chart I used to check off various weight type of exercises, the last time I was there was June 27th, was it truly that long? Yikes. I really do need to be back on track.
Stacy, glad you have come back and I'll be glad to chat when you feel the need. : ) I need this kind of thing to stay on track. My house is full of people who eat whatever they want whenever they want. It's hard to stay on track. We also eat out often and those are really big challenges for me.
Serenity, boy do I know and could related to your remarks on injury. Two years ago, I fell getting out of our boat onto the side of the dock. I missed the dock with my foot (was rushing and just miscalculated) and I went down hard on the metal edging of the dock, landing on my rib cage. I bruised my ribs. They say bruised ribs take forever to heal and are harder than broken ones and more painful and they are right. Even after two years, I still have my moments. I lost my continuity with exercise and even diet. I just strayed and lost my way. I was really doing well before that.
Now, I am getting back to being me, finally, but it's truly been two years. I am very careful on stairs and getting in and out of the boats now. I got new glasses right after this. I was wearing older prescription sunglasses that day and the astigmatism I have affects depth perception. I just didn't see where I was stepping. Never again. I take my time.

I had an OK day, but I am still hungry. But I have about 400 or so more calories to eat and it's nearly 6:30 pm. Perhaps some fruit and yogurt instead of something that would be "junk". I allowed myself two cookies after lunch and that should be it for surgary foods, I think.

Thanks for "listening". I need to be here. :dust:

ItsMyTurn
08-08-2012, 06:35 PM
Diva - I am so glad you are making these changes for you :) I have a DH who also needs to be being healthier, losing weight, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. However he also gets snappy if I bring it up, so now it's become a grocery thing. I can't control his exercise, but I can sure make sure he eats right while I am the one that pays the bills, :lol:

shells!!!!! Wow!!! :carrot: That's awesome news! I know you meant it for Diana, but it's rare we hear from you over here anymore and I want you to know I am thrilled for you!!! :dance:

swissy - always good when the surprise is on the good end and not the bad :)

Mamakat - I actually forgot about your allergy to the rats :lol: What we do for kiddos!!! I was doing Billy Blanks with weighted gloves before Insanity... well, his Tae Bo, his Bootcamps, plus running and such... I swore at him too, but poor Shaun T is hearing the mouth of a drunken sailor out of me, :lol:

Stacy - Your comment gave me some warm fuzzies, thank you so much. Will keep fingers crossed that your loss not only stays, but brings some friends with it :)

Diana3271
08-08-2012, 09:59 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Mamakat Did you get your hair cut today? Do you have a variety of workouts on the Wii?

Stacy Hi :wave: How was your day?

Serenity Isn't it funny how those workouts just jump in your cart and check out on their own? LOVE IT! I think you got a great deal on the PowerFit's. I have always wished that more workouts were sold at the brick and mortar stores. Now I am kinda glad they are not sold there. I don't have much resistance when I find a workout that I want at the store. I can put off buying online for a while. I think my new workouts from Mary will arrive tomorrow. I can't wait. You will have to tell me your thoughts on PFH.

Shells Hi :wave: It's good to see you. Awesome! Congratulations on a job well done! Are you at your goal now or are you still trying to lose?

Swissy Hi and welcome to the check-in! :wave: Keep up the great work!

Linda I like to keep bags of frozen veggies on hand, California blend, broccoli, cauliflower, or any other mix. When you get hungry, all you have to do is take them out, put them in a small amount of water to steam, drain, and season to you liking. That's normally 150 calories or less and it fills me up.

Itsmyturn Another question for you about Insanity. In yesterday's workout, Shaun described the move as three small steps to the side and then touch the ground, then you do it again to the other side. Most of the people didn't do it like that. They did more like a tap out/lunge to the side and touch the ground. They didn't do the 3 steps. Which way do you do it? I have tried it both ways. In order to keep up with everyone else, it's best to do the tap out/lunch to the side without the 3 steps. I noticed that when I do the 3 steps that it gets my heart rate up faster/higher. Are you familiar with the move that I am talking about?

Diana3271
08-08-2012, 10:01 PM
Total Approx 1570 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Rudi's 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Flatz 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 calories
Honey mustard/Lettuce 25 calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (800 Calories)
Teriyaki Beef 400 calories
Fried rice 400 calories

Exercise:
TF Fire 45 EZ
Insanity Cardio Recovery

stacygee
08-08-2012, 10:21 PM
Hi friends! My day was perfect except for sore quads. I did some research on livestrong.com. They said for a 2 pound loss per week I should be at a calorie count of 1558. I came in just under 1530 so I am very pleased with my self. I checked in here three times and it really did help for me to gain my focus again. Didn't realize how important it was. But, I will make the time. Tomorrow will be hard. I have to be at work at 5AM. I am on the truck crew at work. We will be unloading an 18 wheeler. It is very physical work and very intense. This schedule has really been messing my diet but I am going in with a plan. Protien shake before work, fruit salad at 8:30 break. Protein bar on hand when I get off as I am always ravenous and have been stopping for fast food. Sometimes I get off at 11, sometimes noon, once 3:05. We leave when the work is done.

Diana: I though of you today when I logged my morning eggs. Didn't realize how many more calories regular eggs have over egg white. and so much more cholesterol. I haven't really been concerned with cholesterol but the eggs have really been helping me start my day out well. Do you buy egg whites or do you seperate your own? I think I need to switch to egg white. Great place to save on calories.

ItsMyTurn: Hope you had a fantastic day!

Derry: July slipped away very quickly for you! Great job getting back to the gym today. I pretty much find it impossible to eat out and stay in my calories and be proud. Especially when I am first restarting. I am turning down social engagements for the next two weeks while I try to establish my good habits again.

Swissy: I've decided that maintaining a weight loss is harder then losing weight. The pounds creep up so quickly. Congratulate yourself on maintaining. I get a foul tast in my mouth when I think that I was 9 pounds away from losing 100 just 8 months ago. Foul Indeed!

Shellsbrood: I was so happy to see that post from you! We followed each others weight loss for quite a while. You have done great and I am at work again but I too will be there with you!

Serenity: Have a great day!

ItsMyTurn
08-08-2012, 11:20 PM
Itsmyturn Another question for you about Insanity. In yesterday's workout, Shaun described the move as three small steps to the side and then touch the ground, then you do it again to the other side. Most of the people didn't do it like that. They did more like a tap out/lunge to the side and touch the ground. They didn't do the 3 steps. Which way do you do it? I have tried it both ways. In order to keep up with everyone else, it's best to do the tap out/lunch to the side without the 3 steps. I noticed that when I do the 3 steps that it gets my heart rate up faster/higher. Are you familiar with the move that I am talking about?

I automatically do the 3 steps... it's more of a shuffle in a way though. That's the suicides that you are referring to. I actually had to just get up and do them to see which way I did it :lol: I used to have to do them in basketball practices all the time, so honestly it's kind of automatic. The feet move so fast I wasn't sure if I was just taking one step to the side, but nope, it's three. When going to the right, out with right foot, left foot replacing spot of right and right moving out... touch/lunge... then same thing to the other side. It does get the heart rate shooting, which is why it is so effective in plyometrics :) When it's the 3rd round and I am kicking them out at high speed is when my HRM alarm starts sounding off, :lol:

ItsMyTurn
08-08-2012, 11:23 PM
Stacy - Maybe not just a protein bar, but maybe some grapes too? They keep well in a plastic container in just about any weather for hours and hours, plus since they are mostly water and sweet, they do help when you are feeling so hungry to fill the hole. I have been having them almost daily now due to the added workout intensity and surprised how well it helps. I was recommended that and watermelon diced up, but the watermelon doesn't keep as well in my car during 118 degree heat during the day :)

Misti in Seattle
08-08-2012, 11:23 PM
Hello everyone

Applauding all of your great reports. I was tempted not to post tonight as I'm tired and trying to get laundry done for my trip this weekend.. taking a four day weekend, yay. But I knew it would be a mistake to "slide" so here I am! :) First will back up and respond to a few questions.

derrydaughter, Tonic Alchemy is an all natural nutritional supplement which contains 71 "superfoods" which provide a wide variety of nutrients. I get it from a health food store. I have been surprised (and disappointed) that I have not found others on here who are taking it, a I would love to have others to share with. I really love what it is doing for me.

As for my back... well... what is wrong with it is that I have absolutely massive boobs, which are actually causing muscularskeletal damage. I saw a surgeon about breast reduction surgery and he was very encouraging, but I need to lose at least 32 more pounds to reduce the risks. Also insurance requires that I see a chiropractor and/or massage therapist 3-6 months, which is why I went... but I really love her and it is amazing how much she is helping!

mamakat, I just make up my own routine with the weight bands and Danskin balls. There are videos on YouTube but I have not seen any where you can lie on your back in bed and do them but it sure works for me! I go to YouTube and find a music video that lasts a long time... personally I love the Hillsong concerts. I use the 3 pound balls, although sometimes if just one I use the 5 pounder. I will pass a ball back and forth from one hand to the other while moving my arms back and forth to catch them... toss one up into the air and catch it.... place one in each hand and raise and lover my arms, etc... just whatever movements I think of. Also, I like to lie flat so that my shoulders are at the edge of the bed... with enough room to stretch out my arms... and take one ball in both hands... then lower the ball with a "double bounce" at the bottom, then back up... in sets of 20.

Also, I will take a weight band and hook my foot or feet into it and hold the ends in my hands. Do all kinds of movements... spread out arms as I pull a foot up even with my face... crossways, lift and bend the knees, etc. They actually are fun to do, and you can get really strenuous or just sort of relax and do nice, gentle exercises. I have to be careful with one leg because of degenerative arthritis so I just use a really light band on that one and be careful.

The bands ARE boring if you do them standing, etc., the way most videos tell you to... but not the way I do them.

And Serenity... so true. LOL when the surgeon was so encouraging that he could/would do the surgery if I get some weight off you can bet that was incentive! :) I have so much neck, back, shoulder, etc. pain from hauling these boobs around that it is crazy to have to put up with this. They are absolutely gigantic! LOL

I had another NSV today. Had to get a Passport photo taken and yay I TOO can see a big difference in my face from a photo taken in June!! yay!!

Going to post my food log in a separate message.

ItsMyTurn
08-08-2012, 11:25 PM
Taking a rest day today. It was going to be cardio recovery day, but after working OT today, and then helping kids with homework, then doing my own... I am beat. Guess it's time to listen to the body. It just doesn't have any more "push" in it for today. Tomorrow it will be cardio recovery though, and take it from there. :) Stayed on plan for my eating and TOM is probably making me more worn out then I am even normally... who knows. Going to get a decent night sleep though... shooting for 6 full hours tonight... almost unheard of on a weekday for me!!

devnet
08-08-2012, 11:26 PM
So I was dealing with a very emotional thing today, and I asked a friend to come over to help cheer me up. She brought a quart of chocolate milk with her (mostly for her, but she offered some to me). I accepted because I knew that for what I was going through today (it's a reaction very similar to shock), a little bit of comfort food actually helps a lot. So I'm very proud of myself here though. I only had 4 oz. of the milk (I even weighed it, lol). And I feel a lot better for it, I'm still going to be under my carb limit for the day, and I'm not even craving anything bad. It just...was enough to boost my mood, and now I'm good.

Hooray for progress?

Misti in Seattle
08-08-2012, 11:26 PM
Food for today

AM - Tonic Alchemy in small amount grapefruit juice, 1/2 freshly squeezed lime

Breakfast
Greek vanilla yogurt
black raspberries

snack
2 strawberries
8 blueberries
6 carrot sticks

Lunch
3 oz tuna packet
6 bagel crisps
corn on the cob

snack
banana
1 very tiny bit of pound

Dinner
Lean ground beef patty
lettuce, tomatoes, pickles onion
mixed the above into my large bowl of mega-veggie/nuts/cranberry slaw

Snack
Coffee with skim milk

No workout today but think I will get out the weight balls/bands and do something gentle before bed. My body is needing a bit of a break from the strenuous stuff but this can just really stretch the muscles and relax me.

Edited 9:50 PM to add... just did 40 minute gentle workout with weight bands/balls. Adjusted it down quite a bit because the lighter stuff, just stretching the muscles a bit, was what I needed.

Misti in Seattle
08-09-2012, 07:04 AM
Good morning, everyone.

Off we go to another day! Yay, I just have to make it through today and I am taking a four day weekend.

Diana3271
08-09-2012, 07:09 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Calories for yesterday: 1570 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 149.2
Up: 1.2 pounds (sodium gain from Japanese steakhouse - will take a couple of days to get off)

Quick post, I will get to personals a little later today. Have a great day!

derrydaughter
08-09-2012, 07:38 AM
Good morning! Here is yesterday's journal... was pretty hungry mid-afternoon, but I made it through. I ate dinner earlier than usual, that seemed to help.

Breakfast:
Omelette:
1 egg 102C
1/4 cup egg whites (from carton) 25C
2 T feta cheese 45C
3 T spinach, chopped 17C
Lowfat milk 1/8 c (in coffee) 14C
Sausage, vegetarian 2 oz. 60C

263C

Lunch:
Light Wheat Bread 70C
light swiss cheese 140C
Low salt ham 50C
sliced pickle 1C

Total 261

Dinner:

Salad 1 cup 22C
Olive oil 2 tsp 80C
balsamic vinegar 1 tsp 5C
Italian Bread 2 slices 108
Butter 2 tsp 68
Deli turkey (on salad) 3 oz 90C
Shredded Parmeson (on salad) 3T 60C
total: 433

Snacks:

grapes 1/8 c 8C
Sandwich cookies 2 100C
Apple 95C
Yogurt, Greek low fat 3 oz 101C
Banana Med. 105C
total 405

Exercise:
Exercise bike 61C 15 min
eliptical 10 min 91C
Slimnastics 20 min 137C
Total for exercise 289

Really enjoying being accountable to you all!

ItsMyTurn
08-09-2012, 07:42 AM
Devnet - sorry about the emotional day...but great job on how you handled it!

Misti - Hooray for a 4 day weekend for you. Any plans?

Diana - Good morning!! That Japanese restaurant is your favorite though, so well worth the sodium false gain :) Have a good one!

Well, got 5 1/2 hrs of sleep and for some reason my body is still not thanking me and is dragging. Enough of listening to the body though - things need to be done, work has to be accomplished, and workouts need doing. :) Going to choose to make today an awesome day :D

CyberCrystal
08-09-2012, 07:57 AM
Hi everybody

Devnet Well done on getting through the emotional stuff and managing your eating

Diana Thanks for the good wishes for my day

Staceygee Welcome . I wasn't here when you made your previous posts but losing 100 pounds sounds amazing

ItsmyTurn Yeah that judge WAS pretty cool .. Well done in fitting a workout in at the end of a day like that -- and as for the other day a rest day every now and then can always be justified for recovery.

Misti Well done with your virtual walk. Great news re the chiropractor and enjoy your four day weekend.

Derry Thank you for your advice and I am preparing some healthy snacks to take to work tomorrow

Goodnight all

mamakat
08-09-2012, 08:26 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

Diana I didn't get the haircut in, it's really just a simple buzz, but I have to color it too (hide the grays...shh, don't tell anyone :p). I have the Wii fit game, but to tell you the truth, the aerobics are boring to me and the yoga never feels like I'm doing anything, but I was thinking I could do the routine once by the instructor and then once by myself, but longer. We'll see how that goes, maybe today.

Stacy unloading is an awesome workout. I can imagine you'd be hungry after working that hard. Your plan of attack sounds good to me.

devnet proud of you for calling a friend and how responsible of you to weigh out the milk...that meant you were really thinking about yourself, that's awesome. In times like those it's really hard to think straight at all, you did very well.

Misti Thanks for all that info. I might consider dusting off the bands and balls. I could use upper arm strengthening and toning. Great job in getting that exercise in, even when you resigned yourself and rest night. :)

serenity Thanks for the yoga info. After I read it, I went online and sure enough, youtube has a lot of 10 minute workouts. So if not the Wii, I can do some of those. So cool, thanks again.


OK, I'm missing people because my page isn't showing who said what. I promise to post more later when I can see you properly.

I did not clean rats with DD yesterday. Instead I waited for my lazy kittens to wake up till 11 and no luck. So I said, forget it, I'm doing this. I got dressed, put on my headphones and walked out the door (alone for the first time since the boardwalk incident). I walked the boardwalk (5miles). On my way there, a young good looking man popped his head out of the passenger side of a truck and "whoo'd" at me. :lol: I was right behind and older man who thought the youngster was crazy. I just laughed. I remembered 16 years ago riding my DS on the back of a bike a Jeep load of young good looking men "moo'd" me, so I was pleased times have changed. On my way out of the reserve two gents waved, I get that a lot now...like we're all friends. :lol: That's funny to me. I am very very pleased with myself and I am hoping I am finally getting well after a very long down time for me. DH said maybe it's the music that helped get me through, I can't hear people coming near me. I had already thought of that, but can't listen to the Ipod when DH is walking with me.

Well it's a new day and I hope all of you have a wonderful and healthy one!

Campana
08-09-2012, 10:22 AM
Hi everyone. I see a few new faces since the last time I logged in, it is nice to see more activity here. Well I have been kinda blue. Having some issues right now and I have not had time to come in and log for the past 2 or 3 days. However I have not forgotten about you girls. I have kept my routine up. I've made sure I drink my water and so far no tortillas, cookies or bread for me. The only good news I've had lately was in the scale. I've lost another 2 pounds! That makes it 4 lbs for me. I cannot wait to hit my first 5 lbs. I am very close. Well everyone I will try and come during lunch and post a bit more. Have a wonderful day everyone. And please keep up the good work.

SerenityDiva
08-09-2012, 11:36 AM
Shellsbrood :cool: on getting into the 100 club! I can't wait to hit the 160s. I have not been that low since 2008 so Swissy I'm right there with you :lol:

Ouch Linda! My paternal grandma always said bruises and stuff hurt more especially in the ribs, and I have to agree. Then you get that "fear" of being extra cautious (at least I did) where I am guarded and compensate in other body parts. That's what really screwed me up according to my physical therapists. I had a surgery at age 6 months so compensated for that, another one at 5 years (scar from shoulder to hip/kidney thing) and compensated for that, multiple car wrecks as a kid, and yada yada...and I end up in physical therapy at 40. But it was a good thing for me. I looked at it as learning my body's limitations and stuff so I dunno it sounds all hippy drippy but I think it was meant to be the way it was.

LOL ItsMyTurn I do the grocery shopping and I stopped buying junk for the most part a few years ago, but REALLY stopped in March completely. DH has a bad habit of "forgetting to eat" so he is ravenous (and quite the jerk at times) when he gets home. I did have salad ready for him so he ate that while dinner was cooking, ate dinner (and yes I tasted the pork chops last night, oven coated soo good!) but anyway he's going through the kitchen like a teenage boy coming home from football practice. :hyper: because "there's nothing to eat." There was plenty to eat, there was nothing he *wanted* to eat. He got some frozen fruit (I find for us if I buy too much fresh it goes bad so we get frozen and it's never gone bad) and was happy :D He *says* he needs to change his diet, but we'll see. And I'm ALWAYS needing a nap once a month because of my TOM...but not recently (I also had a uterine fibroid surgery in February and so I think that's helped a lot of issues).

LOL Diana I'm better in the store, because 99% of the time they have nothing I want. I used to be bad..I mean I would buy ANY video that looked good. I still have a lot (let's just say Mary and I probably have the same amount in stock ha ha..well not funny really). I'm pickier for yoga stuff now, but fortunately for me I don't like Jillian's stuff (I think the workouts are solid/I don't "click" with her) and that's pretty much all I see except for Rodney Yee whom I don't love (I like but I have enough yoga so it's easy to bypass)...and while I was a diehard Firm Believer, I realy only like the Classics BEFORE Tracie Long so it is helpful to limit. But books do tend to fall in my cart a lot..and with the Kindle...more so (fortunately there are a lot of free ones too). Funny my husband's FAVORITE mixed vegetables are the California blend, I know exactly which one that is and he will eat it a lot. :broc:

Ugh Stacy sounds like a horrible schedule, but I know you're glad at least to be active. Up until March I was a medical transcriptionist aka sitting on my arse for 20+ years...and as I did...well my booty got bigger (but it's flat :( )

Misti that's so cool about the passport picture! I'm proud of you :bravo: because so many get discouraged because well weight loss IS generally slow, but you're being positive is so helpful for me :) I say selfishly.

Devnet at least you had it in moderation. I'm sorry you're having a hard day and I hope it's better. :hug: :hug:

Woo woo Mamakat! :dancer: what a cool thing to have happen (although I know some think not but I like attention when it's positive :) You're welcome about the yoga stuff. There is a lot of free information out there so it's all good.

:grouphug: Campana I hope you are feeling better. I'm sending some good vibes and WTG on the 2 pounds.

So anyway I'm at 170! I'm doing the happy :dancer: because I have not been in the 160s since 2008? I've also noticed an upward trend as far as intake, meaning calories were around 1330s now 1500s. I'm not going to get all worried unless I start gaining or stop losing. I'm thinking the increased cardio speed and length, as well as probably increased muscle, is making me somewhat hungrier. I'm not eating like a candy bar, but more fruit usually or an extra salad.

Calories for yesterday 1592, 55 minutes of yoga and 25 on the bike.

SerenityDiva
08-09-2012, 12:09 PM
Holy cow.

My husband just emailed me from work.

He wants to know my POV on the Caveman diet because apparently he's never heard of it...maybe he is serious? I just had to share and obviously will encourage him!

shellsbrood
08-09-2012, 01:06 PM
Star--Aw, you're awesome, thanks!! :hug: Miss you guys!

Diana--I'd love to be a size 6 and right now I'm mostly a 10 (I'm a 6/8 on top, but I'm very bottom heavy, so that's still a 10). So, if I can go lower, I will. But, if not...I won't sweat it. :)

Stacy--Life happens and I know you'll be right back along with me in no time. You'll probably zoom right past me. ;) It took me six months to lose the last 10 pounds. :o

Mamakat :wave:

Serenity--You're so close, though!! :hyper:

stacygee
08-09-2012, 02:55 PM
Shellsbrood: That's funny... me zooming past you. I am pretty committed again. Maybe you can hold me to it!

Serenity: I love it when my husband wants to worry about his nutrition but I hate dieting with him... he always loses so much so fast! I don't know Caveman... is it like Paleo? I really like the work I do but the 5AM is hard. Mostly it is sleep deprivation that all of us experience. We can't go to sleep because we are so scared we won't wake up. My booty is flat too.... maybe that happens with age?

mamakat: what an awesome walk! I love getting attention! A couple of months ago in the grocery store a very good looking man was smiling at me and I was so proud... until I looked down and found my zipper all the way down and OPEN! LOL

Cyber- 100 pound loss hopefully will be amazing.... but I have some wok to do.

devnet- Sorry about a rough day... but, I sure hope to stop soothing any emotions with food. I wish I could get to where I only eat for nourishment. Not to reward myself, enjoy it, socialize or soothe myself. It is taking some work.

Well, I ate a protein bar on my way to work and then a protein bar and cup of fruit at my 8:30 break. It did feel well. I was totally ravenous on the way home but made it home to my perfect breakfast for lunch of my spinach eggs. I am really pleased. The best thing that I did was say no to candy and no to rice krispy treats. Proud ME!

The rest of the afternoon I have to work on a new spin routine. I teach my fourth class in a row tonight and need a new routine. Once I finish it I will run to the gym and run through it and then rest until my class. Whew. Long Day!

SerenityDiva
08-09-2012, 03:12 PM
Shellsbrood I am so stoked about being close :) I know it's been slow, but I keep telling myself if I don't do it now, June 2013 or whatever will be the same weight or more so it keeps me going.

Whew. Stacy I talked to him again in email, he meant this diet for him. Honestly he needs an overhaul. he sent me a link to some site. It sounds like the Warrior Diet that Ori something popularized around 2001. Briefly it is nuts and fruit during the day only snacking and one big meal at night avoiding most grains. He eats that way sort of. He hardly eats during the day and if he does not go to lunch (which in the last 4 months has been often) he eats crap...i.e., Twinkies or whatever is in the vending machine. Then he comes home and scarfs (spelling?) down whatever while waiting for dinner and then dessert, then second dessert, and before you know it I'd say he eats 3000-5000 calories between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. EVERY weeknight. Weekends are similar, except for he STILL ADDS lunch AND breakfast to it. And yep he'll lose weight quickly. Our running joke was "DH goes on a diet, loses 5 pounds in a week by eating ONE less cookie a day. I go on a diet and ate 500 calories less a day and lose 5 pounds in a year." But it's that whole male testosterone thing and what not, although he was found to be hypothyroid in the last few years so he could be slower this time (he lost weight initially after being diagnosed, gained it all back, and at least the blood levels show the thyroid as normal for now). So anyway long post short I think this way or schedule of eating will work for him...the food itself...um I have no idea. He's not a nut person per se.

Diana3271
08-09-2012, 09:53 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Stacy I buy cartons of egg whites. It's so much easier than separating them out and not know what to do with them etc. (ok, I'm lazy! it's easier to pour them out of the carton. ;)) I didn't realize that you were teaching a spinning class! That's fantastic! I have yet to take a spinning class, but I am interested. Good job sticking with your plan!

Itsmyturn :lol: I had to do them too, when I was trying to describe them. I wish the whole class was doing the same thing instead of some doing one move and the others doing something else. I noticed something that these workouts are lacking, upper body stretching. Today's workout included push ups and tricep work. We don't do any upper body stretches. I make sure that I do them on my own, though. I know your were tired this morning. Were you able to get a workout in tonight?

Devnet Good job in having the chocolate milk in moderation.

Misti Great job listening to your body by doing a gentle workout.

Linda Good job on your menu.

Crystal HI :wave:

Mamakat If you don't tell about my grays, I won't tell about yours. ;) I'm 100% gray and have been for many years. Well, now, it sounds like you are turning into a hottie. ;) You have done a fantastic job and have a lot to be proud of. Enjoy those calls from the young men. ;)

Campana Great job on the 2 pounds. Hang in there! I hope things improve for you. Have a good day! :hug:

Serenity My workouts arrived from Mary, today! :carrot: I will do them on Saturday/Sunday. You are so close now! I can't wait for your announcement into the 160's! :carrot: Has your DH said anymore about his new diet? Is he going for it?

Shells That's kinda what I did. I didn't know the weight that I wanted to be. The last 10 pounds got rid of the lower body problem areas. Then the Dr. said that I didn't need to lose anymore, so I started working on maintenance. (still haven't figured that one out. ;) still a work in progress. :D)

Diana3271
08-09-2012, 09:57 PM
Total Approx 1370 + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Rudi's 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Flatz 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 calories
Honey mustard/Lettuce 25 calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (600 calories)
Grilled NY Strip 400 calories
6 grilled shrimp 100 calories
broccolini 100 calories

Exercise:
Insanity Cardio Power & Resistance

stacygee
08-09-2012, 10:12 PM
Great hearing from everyone.

Diana: Thx for letting me know about the egg white. I'll buy the cartoon tomorrow. I think it'll be a great way to save some calories and I bit healthier. I do teach spin. I have been a sub since May and they just gave me my own class for Wednesday nights. This week I subbed Monday, Tuesday, taught my class Wednesday, and subbed Thursday. I tell my classes that I wanted to teach because of my journey. The day I walked into the gym I felt so hopeless and could only do 2 minutes on the elliptical. If I can help inspire someone to change their life the way I have changed mine then I will feel accomplished. Spinning is something I love so much but for so long I thought it was out of reach for me... but it isn't. You can do it. Everyone can do it!

Serenity: If DH needs to do this then I think it is great! I am more heavy on protein but I eat fewer calories during the day and end with a big meal. Part of my weight problem has always been late night snacking so I have found that eating that big dinner can help me overcome that.

My legs are shot and I am so tired. Can't wait to hear about everyone progress tomorrow. Thank you so much for being here.

devnet
08-09-2012, 10:28 PM
Thanks for the lovely comments, all!

Sounds like everyone's doing pretty great, congrats to everyone!

Misti in Seattle
08-09-2012, 11:10 PM
Hello everyone

It's wonderful to see so many of you checking in today. Keep up the good work.

My weight was still 262 this morning but I'll get it going again!!

Tonight was a community dinner at church for which I am a table host so I came up with a way to still enjoy it without overeating.

When I got home from work I was really hungry so ate a small bowl of my mega-slaw stuff

Will start with AM - Tonic Alchemy in grapefruit juice with lime crystal

Breakfast
1/2 cup (measured dry) Irish oatmeal
fresh raspberries

Snack
6 carrot sticks
4 chunks fresh pineapple

Lunch
3-oz tuna packet
6 bagel crisps

Snack
6 carrot sticks

Pre-Dinner - small bowl of mega-veggie slaw

Dinner
2 small pieces watermelon
the meat, salsa, etc., small amount sour cream, out of my taco salad (church meal)
about 3 chips from the taco salad (left the rest of them)
coffee with milk

Oops had to edit to add in that I ate 6 small rice crackers at 9:30 PM. Bad, bad me since I try not to eat anything at night but still not such a big deal. :)

So far no workout but may do a few weight balls/bands.

ItsMyTurn, yes I do have plans for my long weekend! I have a special B&B that I love on Whidbey Island and have become close friend with the innkeepers and staff. So I am going there for the weekend. It is also the local arts festival so it will be a fun, busy weekend.

There is a wonderful 15' deep pool on Whidbey Island that opens at 6 AM so I am leaving home around 4 AM and taking the first ferry, to be at the pool by around 6:30 for a good long workout!!! Can't wait!!

Edited to add: 15 minutes of weight balls/bands

Diana3271
08-10-2012, 07:05 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave: TGIF! :dance: I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Calories for yesterday: 1370 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 149
Down: .2

Stacy I also, wanted to tell you that I don't get the regular egg beaters. I get the plain egg whites. They have less additives and sodium. In fact, I buy the Whole Foods Organic brand. Here, they are the same price as the regular brand of egg whites. I consider it a steal to be getting the organic product for the same price. I will buy multiple cartons at one time.

Devnet Hi :wave:

Misti Your weekend getaway sounds fun. I can't wait to hear about it when you get back. Have a wonderful weekend!

Misti in Seattle
08-10-2012, 07:47 AM
Good morning, everyone!

I'm off to Whidbey in a few minutes. I'll have Internet connection but won't have access to scales so hopefully it will go down a bit next time I weigh. It was down one this morning, yay. I like my ticker icon being on the right side of the page, LOL. And I really want under that "10" mark to be in the 250s

Stay on track, everyone. We can do this!!! Wishing all of you a super day.

mamakat
08-10-2012, 08:20 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

Yesterday I did yoga for 54 mins. After taking a shower and hanging out in my room, I decided to go for a 3 miles walk, skipping the boardwalk. So I got in 1hr and 54mins of working out. Not bad :) Today is errands as tomorrow is my 19th anniversary where DH is surprising me with a day full of things to do (just us). I plan to go off plan tomorrow, but still no gluten (I promise). DD is baking me (us) a gluten free cake today. Not sure what I'll actually eat tomorrow, but I know what I want...rolls with garlic, rosemary oil :p No! I promised.

I hope you all have a wonderful and healthy day.

SerenityDiva
08-10-2012, 08:42 AM
Mamakat and Diana my first grays? Graduation from high school. You can see them in the photo. But really they were the only few (maybe 5?) that I had until I turned 42 then I noticed more. My real hair color? I don't remember....

My husband is going to the mexican market this weekend (because they have more choices of meat). Basically he's REALLY stoked and I think he's following this caveman dude's diet from his website, the caverman or something. I don't remember. Anyway it's a rehash of Ori someone (Hoffsomething?) diet, the warrior diet, from the early 2000s. I read it after my youngest was born. It's nuts, fruits, and veggies during the day with water only. He can do that. No processed food...that's going to be hard for him. The big meal will be at night. The problem we have now is he "forgets" to eat so by the time he comes him, he's a jerk if he's hungry, starving, and yes we all know stoke that fire so you are not ravenous...but he doesn't "get" it and he's nearly 40 (I married a younger man lol). Anyway he's planning on one cheat MEAL a week maybe two (like one with work people at lunch and one with me on the weekend, although we have only gone out to eat about every other week since I started). He claims he's going to keep that meal PORTION CONTROLLED which means we'll be splitting it or he'll have leftovers, which is fine because with two boys (11 and 20 as my daughter won't eat other people's leftovers) it'll be gone anyway. I asked what he was doing for exercise, his nemesis. He doesn't know, except for cardio. His new job has a well equipped gym, showers, and lockers downstairs so he says he'll do it. Now back around 1997-99 he did that when his old job had all that (that's when his old job was good--then they started taking away things like the gym, the gas station on campus, benefits...you know the usual stuff to keep a profit, cutting salaries to an average of 20% less each...ha ha I can laugh NOW). Anyway we'll see. Stacy I'm going to use your story as an example to him about snacking. I won a "free" DNA diet analysis (I am not 100% convinced "DNA analysis" is something that works for diets) but anyway it was free. It suggested more protein for me, so I really try to aim for more than I used to eat obviously. Fortunately, I love protein sources. Unfortunately, the frozen entrees are not always the best option. I figure once I get down weight wise, just like before with the kids, I'll tweak it.

Diana keep me posted on the workout reviews :) And I love greek yogurt. It's not supposed to be on the "diet" I'm on, but I find it's almost enough to replace a "shake" as far as protein/carb/fat ratios so I use it. I love Oikos and Chobani best.

Stacy do you teach fitness? I'm new so I am not 100% sure LOL.

Misti sounds like you're doing good food wise (rice crackers aside) and work out wise. WTG! Have fun this weekend.

I recently read something, which I'm sure most of you know, is don't make junk food an option. If you free up your mind by already knowing what you can and won't eat, you can have that space for something else. The author wrote it much better, but that's the gist. It hit home when I read it.

Woot NINETEEN YEARS! Happy early anniversary Mamakat.

Today is going to be busy.

Thursday, August 9th data:

Calories 1287 (not on purpose, just not that hungry)
Yoga 55 minutes
Cardio/cycling 25 minutes

derrydaughter
08-10-2012, 09:03 AM
Devmet, I often wish 3FC had a "like" thing to click on to show support for someone who makes a posting. I "like" what you had to say. Sorry times are stressful for you. That chocolate milk was probably such a comfort. Chocolate makes me happy and milk is comforting, but staying with only 4 oz and measuring it, at a stressful time, shows that you are really making this work and staying in control. Good for you. I hope things get better.

Misti, Tonic Alchemy sounds interesting. How many calories are in it, though? Do you count is as a food choice? I'll look for it the next time I am in a health food type of store, which is not often as the one in my town closed, sadly. I hope you get the surgery and feel better. My 21 year old daughter is a 42DD and I think she will begin to have back troubles at some point. She's actually proud of her "gift" but I think it may end up hurting her at some point.

I struggle with being good/being "on plan". I get hungry and my will power struggles. Yesterday, I had a morning meeting and didn't do a workout and usually on a day without a workout of some kind, I can't possible stay within my goals. I need to buy extra food with my exercise. I did housework, though, and counted that as exercise. I kind of felt like I was cheating to do that, though. Do you all count cleaning activities as exercise?

So, here is my yesterday:

Breakfast:

Lite Wheat English Muffin 100C
Buttery Spray 0C
Grape Jelly 50C
Apple 87C
Cheddar cheese slice 80C
Total: 317

Lunch (yesterday morning's omelette was so good, decided to repeat it for lunch today)
4 oz Vegetarian sausage (my it is good and tastes like the real thing to me) 120C
Egg whites (from carton) 1/4 C 25C
egg 72C
Spinach 1/8 C 1C
Chopped tomato 2T 6C
Feta Cheese 1/4C 99C
Total 322

Dinner:

3/4 Baked Potato (was really thankful that my potato actually had a bad end inside it and I had to cut it off, I would have eaten the whole thing).
211C
Green Beans 3/4C 26C
Soft Margarine 45C
Turkey Breast 165C (was going to have ham steak last night but reconsidered and had leftover turkey cutlet from the other night in order to juggle the calories around a bit. I wanted the ham, but when I realized I'd spend an extra 100 calories that I didn't have, I reconsidered)
1 cup 1% milk 102C
Total 549

Snacks:
Quakes, 13 pieces 120C
Banana 105C
Pretzel, Nibbles 6 49C
Pudding chocolate low fat 94C
Total 368

Exercise/activity

House Cleaning 75 min 201C (a total from doing laundry, cleaing a bathroom and a few other things)

Total for the day Net 1365
It shows I was under by 44, but I question that. I think I was truly over as I feel I shouldn't have counted the housework as my exercise.


Feeling concerned… It's Friday night and the weekends usually mean alcohol for me. I do like to have a glass or two of wine on the weekends before and during dinner. Not sure I have the calories to make it work… But, I so look forward to relaxing with a glass of wine. It enhances my weekend time, I have to admit. Wondering if I'll blow it? Save the calories and make it work? Exercise a bit extra so I can have the calories for it? Go over on my calories and hope that being truly well behaved on the weekdays will make up for a bit extra on weekends?
When I was going to Weight Watchers I had "flex points" or whatever they call them nowadays (points plus)? And I would save up those extra things and have my wine and have a nice dessert or bread/butter if we went out to dinner. Being truly perfect on plan all week would give me the extra points for my weekend indulgences. Here is a big self examination "BUT" here… I was not losing weight on WW, I was maintaining at and was at least 20 – 30 pounds, realistically, over where I wanted to maintain at. When I denied myself those special treats, I felt angry and deprived and blew it all. Then, I would come crawling back to Weight Watchers yet another time with my head down and feeling remorseful. I never got lectures from them, they happily took my $12 per meeting and "encouraged" me.
Right now, I am trying something different here, it's for me and it's not someone else weighing me and telling me "it's OK" if I had a slight gain or didn't lose at all or even gained, that I was "working the program" and it would eventually work. Well, after years of doing this and seeing my weight creeping up one more pound at a time, I have kind of given up on WW as I obviously cheat their program and manipulate it so that I can still indulge in my bad habits. Is having a glass or two of wine so awful? Can I work it in with my day? Can I finally put a stop to my ignoring any plan I am on when we eat out? I have to grow up and face facts if I am ever going to get down to a healthy weight and make those clothes fit me again.
I have about two trash bags of clothes that are ready to donate to charity as they have not fit me in ages. I like those clothes and they used to fit me, though some are now very out of style. I keep hanging back when it comes to admitting defeat and dropping the stuff off. Will a day ever come when I get to open those bags, smile and put on some very out of style articles of clothing and maybe wear them just to make myself feel good? I might look very out of style, but boy would it be a "high" to wear that 1980s suit with the shoulder pads just once and not have it so tight I cannot breath. I could wear it in the house, maybe? ;)
I have size 8, 10, 12 and 14 clothes. I have sm., med and now large shirts here too. It's sad for me to look at stuff that used to fit me and look nice, so putting it in trash bags was my answer so that the closet only had stuff that would fit. But, those clothes are there "talking to me" and scolding me. I also keep getting stains on my belly when I eat. A drip that used to fall onto the napkin on my lap now falls on my belly as it sticks out too much. How embarrassing is that? :?:
Time to straighten up and fly right.
Sorry for this rant, but I truly NEED to get it off my chest and I truly NEED to find a way, this way, for me to lick this (no pun intended) and get this weight off.

Campana
08-10-2012, 10:16 AM
mamakat awesome work with the workout! You are rocking!!! Congratulations on the anniversary.

Misti Great job with the weight loss. Its true your ticker is getting to the right side of the screen. What is your final goal? I see the ticker on the bottom at 230 I know you can do more than that...

Serenity Your hubby is dieting with you awesome! I know it is easier for one to keep on track when they are also dieting with us. The only thing I hate is that men loose the pounds faster! Ughh

derrydaughter I have the same issue. I like my few drink during the weekend. I personally have decided to quit for now! I will get a few drink after I have lost 20 lbs. But I already told myself I would need to prepare myself the week before I eat. And what I mean by prepare I mean I need to eat very healthy and plenty of water. I am going to a concert today and well I have decided NOT to drink so I guess you can also do it. Good luck!

Everyone else Hello great to see you all posting.

Lets all make it a great day!!

So yesterday I ended up doing only 1/2 hour walk. I had plans and was going to be busy helping an aunt of mine. My calorie intake was 1180 and I drank 3 lts of water. The results were great in the scale. I lost another pound!! So its official I have lost my first 5 lbs!! Yay for me:dancer: :dancer:

Misti in Seattle
08-10-2012, 06:18 PM
Hi all

Looks like some good posts today.

I did an hour and a half in the pool. When I got there, water volleyball was starting so joined in a fun time of that.

LOL Serenity, I won't even ask you what in the world you think is wrong with rice crackers. :) I guess I will add that I am most definitely not a follower of the latest food fads and diet ideas, etc. but choose my own healthful food. :) They *are* a processed food, which I tend to avoid, but do make a few exceptions such as crackers, bagel chips, etc. I most assuredly did not get fat from eating 6 rice crackers. :)

derrydaughter, Tonic Alchemy has 30 calories per serving, and no I don't "count it as a food choice" because I am not on weight watchers or any other diet. Nothing against diets if they work for people but personally I don't believe in them, but rather just eating healthful foods and exercising. So I don't know how it would count toward someone's diet restrictions.

Campana, I have shared in the past why my ticker goal says 230 but yes that is of course a temporary goal. That is what I have to "hit" before I can go back to the surgeon, to lower the risk sufficiently. No, I certainly don't plan to stop there LOL. I had a line in the signature saying more but it was close to the red so deleted that and the cheerleaders. :)

More later... everyone have a super rest of the day

SerenityDiva
08-10-2012, 08:27 PM
LOL Misti I misread your post! I thought you were getting upset with yourself over eating them. My bad. I like them and OMG my stepmom introduced me to almond crackers...soooo good!

Derrydaughter I have done that and I just try to remember I'm cheating myself. I think your awareness of it is half the battle.

Also DH is doing a different diet than me for some of it, but I'm just thrilled he's doing something. Ironically I had lunch with a friend today who does a paleo diet and she's done it pretty much since I've known her (10 years but we only see each other a few times it seems). She look great! She had twins and lost all her weight, 50-60 lbs, with that WOE and ironically it's the same amount she lost when she first started having to lose weight, before kids...college 15 was a lot more. Anyway I told DH and so now he's more psyched.

Misti in Seattle
08-10-2012, 08:30 PM
LOL oh NOW I get it. No I was unhappy with myself for eating at 9:30 PM :) I will have to check out almond crackers... they sound yummy!!

SerenityDiva
08-10-2012, 08:42 PM
They are! They aren't super caloric either. I've had the ranch, smoked and I think pecan flavored..which was funny because I remember thinking pecan almonds? I think Blue Diamond makes them.

Diana3271
08-10-2012, 11:42 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Misti Enjoy your weekend!

Mamakat Awesome workout, yesterday! Happy Anniversary! :love: You could always have gluten free rolls w/garlic rosemary oil. Enjoy your day!

Serentiy I have to eat by a certain time, so I understand. If I don't eat, it's someone else's fault and they deserve what they get. ;) Just kidding. :D Keep us updated on how your DH does with his new eating plan. I eat Oikos yogurt because it doesn't have the thickeners that Chobani has. Some of the thickeners are legumes. I avoid them because of my food allergy.

Speaking of my food allergy: I think it is getting worse. The thing is that I don't react immediately to the allergen. It takes a while. A week ago last Saturday, DH and I went to Edisto Beach/Island for a fishing tournament. We had to eat at a small family owned restaurant. I was very limited as to what I could order. Last Sunday/Monday I could feel that I was having some breathing issues. Nothing major, but I could tell the difference. That was a week later. My mouth was broke out during the previous week. I also had stomach cramps that week. Monday night I decided to start taking Benadryl again. The breathing situation cleared up overnight. I can tell it's getting a little worse. I need to make sure that I really watch what I eat in those unusual situations. I will have to make sure that I notify the staff of my allergy when I go on the cruise. Maybe that will keep my eating in check while I'm away.

Linda I have have always allowed Saturday to be a little higher calorie day for me. Maybe you can do that. Add up how many calories in wine that you drink and lower your calories by a few each day during the week. I used to drink wine on the weekend, too. I was having issues with one or two glasses would end up being the whole bottle. Nothing wrong with that since I was at home and not bothering anyone. Then I noticed that I really got the munchies when I was drinking the wine. I had to end up stopping the wine. Last Summer, we went out of town and DH and I had a mixed drink. I ending up eating the majority of the appetizer, all the bread basket but one piece (I allowed DH to eat that :o), I ate all of my food, some of DH's food, my dessert, some of his dessert, then I made DH stop at another place and I got 2 more desserts. :yikes: Did I mention that alcohol gives me the munchies. :rofl: Sending you good strength for the weekend.

Campana Congrats on your first 5 pounds! :bravo:

Itsmyturn Insanity is getting ugly! Today was two workouts! My shirt was totally wet, top, bottom, front and back.

Diana3271
08-10-2012, 11:46 PM
Total Approx 1520 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Rudi's 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Flatz 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 calories
Honey mustard/Lettuce 25 calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (750 Calories)
Shared Salad 150 calories
Grilled Steak 400 calories
2 orders steamed broccoli 200 calories

Exercise:
Insanity Pure Cardio
Cardio Abs

Diana3271
08-11-2012, 08:25 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Enjoy your weekend!

Calories for yesterday: 1520 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 148.8
Down: .2

Diana3271
08-11-2012, 08:37 AM
A friend just sent me an email with a link to a short video clip. I thought it was really cute. What is our reward for working out? :rofl: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=yEH4Yum4nN4

derrydaughter
08-11-2012, 08:54 AM
Yesterday, I met a few challenges well.
I had planned to serve a certain meal for dinner, but ended up taking my daughter to the doctor and we ended up eating dinner out, to top it off at a Chinese Restaurant. I had a lite beer and steamed chicken and vegetables with plain rice. I met this challenge well, I think. Everyone else had food that was tempting and much worse. I was proud.

Here is how the day shakes out:

Calorie allowance: 1399

Breakfast:

Cantaloupe 69C
Bran flakes 90 C
Simply Smart Milk 1 cup (added extra for coffee in this) 120C
Total breakfast 279

Lunch:
Carrots 45C
Chicken breast 3 oz. 80C
Light Wheat Bread 70C
soft margarine 45C
Total for lunch: 240

Dinner:
Bud Light 110C
Steamed Chicken and Vegetables 302C (used a major chain restaurant to estimate the calories on this, it was hard to estimate and I brought half of it home with me)
Soy Sauce 10C
Caolories for dinner: 422

Snacks:
Quakes rice cakes 120C
Banana 105C
Grapes 1/8 cup 13C
Low Fat Greek Yogurt 3 oz 101C
Total for snacks 339

Exercise:

Treadmill 118C 35 min, moderate


So, that was my day. According to my lose it app, I was 235 Calories under where I should have been. I had to estimate what I ate out, so I called it a "day" and I have to say that I went to bed feeling fully satisfied and not hungry. Per usual, the afternoon was my hungry time. I need to find a mid afternoon snack that truly fills me up.

Linda

mamakat
08-11-2012, 09:18 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

Diana love the video! So cute.

Plans for anniversary was postponed, DH said it was suppose to rain all day so that must mean he's going to walk me somewhere. I can use the walk right now. DD baked the cake. I had a huge slice after dinner last night on top of 1/4 cup of licking frosting...ugh, what a belly ache that caused. At 3am I was wide awake with another belly ache/starving (thank you sugar) and RLS. SO went down stairs where I could move around without waking DH. Kittens came down for chatting and DD ended up working out on the Wii for 50 mins. After that I crashed on the couch...haven't done that in years especially because of the rats, which had my nose running faster than DD on the Wii :p Oh and I had a second piece of cake. Woke up with the worst taste in my mouth, a kink in my neck and back and a belly ache. SO that's the extent of my off plan day. I was gonna do it all day long, but it's not worth the pain. Maybe I can burn off this cheat today and not see it on WI. Who knows. Anyway, I gotta find something to do...I'm clearly out of my depression and slightly manic so I must move move move.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and healthy day!

Misti in Seattle
08-11-2012, 10:18 AM
Good morning, everyone.

Not going to post my food yesterday as it was a busy day and I did not write it all down. More than usual but I am okay with what I ate. For lunch I went to a place called "Pita Pit" which was yummy! You choose a pita (I chose wheat) and if you want, meat (chicken for me) and they have a huge display of fresh veggies and you can put whatever you want. I wish there was one of these closer to home, as it was a fantastic, healthful lunch! I just checked their website and you can "build" the pita and find out all of the nutritional info in it. Wow, mine was a huge, delicious sandwich and had 410 calories!!!

Oh well I will go back and try to build what I ate. :) The Tonic Alchemy stuff of course... and for breakfast on the ferry (wanted something light before I worked out)

2 steamed eggs
8 rice crackers

Snack
coffee with cream

Lunch
Pita Pit sandwich

Snack
6 oz cup frozen yogurt (approx 200 calories)

Later snack
a few mixed nuts

Dinner
Small chicken teriyaki bowl with rice, broccoli, carrots

I did not realize my friends were planning a BBQ so later I ate
Mixed fresh fruit... 3 kind of melon, pineapple
2 slices fresh tomatoes
2 potato chips
2 bing cherries
(passed up the most fantastic looking hamburgers, which I LOVE)

Snack
1 dark chocolate Hershey's Kiss

I did 1.5 hours of water workout, including a fun game of water volleyball for an hour.

Today is the arts festival so I will be out running around.

SerenityDiva
08-11-2012, 10:20 AM
LOL Diana that video is cute. I do get the have to eat by a certain time, but you do. He doesn't. He like literally will go from 7 p.m. until 5 p.m. the next day without eating...I know everyone is different but geez dude EAT. He has decided he is going to have chips and salsa (homemade salsa or this one from a restaurant that's smoked) once a week. I doubt it will be once a week because the restaurant is 15 miles in another direction and he's not going to make it weekly, I know him. But regardless I told him I don't think that's the worst thing in the world. I had no idea about Chobani and legumes. I don't think I have any allergies, but I do have an intolerance to milk. I can eat cheese, ice cream (not shakes though), yogurt, and milk in recipes, but give me a shake or milk in a cup without Lactaid and well let's just say you and I will suffer if you have any sense of smell ;) It's always been that way since I hit puberty and my daughter has the same issue. I get ridiculed for it a lot, but I finally just told people I did have a saliva test and they shut up. I don't understand why people have to comment on what I do or don't eat anyway, if I'm not taking it off your plate--then it doesn't affect you LOL. Rant over.

Linda I've been doing a shake and 1 cup about of frozen fruit or fresh (usually frozen though) in the afternoon. I don't know if that'd work for you, but it does for me. I also really like those Blue Diamond almond crackers, but I do not think for me they'd work the same. Just throwing some ideas out there :) You're doing great with tracking. I don't know if Lose It! does "friends" like MyFitnessPal but if so my username is the same and if you want to add me, please do!

Ugh MamaKat it sounds like a horrible night. I hope you guys get to celebrate soon and your stomach feels better now.

Yesterday was a slight "win" or whatever. I met a girlfriend for lunch at a Mexican place. I figured on having fajitas. She said the fajitas light have more veggies, it was $2 more, but I figured meh I'd rather have more veggies than save $2. It was cauliflower, brocolli, mushrooms (YUMMY always), red and green peppers, onions, and I estimated 3-4 ounces of steak. I didn't special order, i.e., I didn't say "save the tortillas" or "no beans and rice." Well this girl is the one that eats caveman style and so it's a good influence. The chips came. We maybe ate 3 between the 2 of us..maybe. They have great salsa and I didn't "actively" think "no chips" but I didn't want them anticipating the food. Then the HUGE skillet of veggies arrived and I didn't realize it came with sides (different plate) of beans, rice, and of course the tortillas. I didn't eat the beans, rice, or tortillas and couldn't finish all the skillet (left probably 1/2 cup of onions I mean this thing was stacked!)...but it wasn't an "active" decision making process. I just knew I wasn't hungry and ate what I wanted. The calorie count I used was from On the Border of steak fajitas sans tortillas so I figured around 500-600 and put it in at 580. I did not eat the cauliflower as I hate it and next time I'll see if they will sub mushrooms or brocolli or just remove it all together. I also had tea, but only one glass...which I won't do again sorry it was not worth $2.99 for a freaking tea.

Stats from August 10th, Friday:
Calories 1668
Yoga 55 minutes
Cycling 25 minutes

Next month or after 4 weeks I'm increasing the cycling to the program on the bike which is more interval at least every other time. I don't particularly want to keep increasing time, but intensity.

Also Diana the 10 workout Powerfit arrived yesterday! I don't know if I will add it now or when the kids start school (end of August).

Misti have fun today! It sounds like it will be. I like the idea of the Pita Pot. I love pita pockets. As a kid my dad used to do them with sprouts (which I don't like) all the time.

Diana3271
08-11-2012, 10:40 AM
Campana I was in Walmart last night and saw this: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Dance-Off-the-Inches-Latin-Party-Pack/17376012 Are these workouts similar to Zumba? If so, it seems like a good deal.

ItsMyTurn
08-11-2012, 11:14 AM
Diana - Since DD and I took a day off earlier in the week, today is our double workout. SOOO scared about it. Not sure how good I am going to do on the abs when I can barely breathe from prior workout, but.. bring it on! :lol: I am still loving it all though. I don't like being on the floor breathing, but LOVE the energized feel I have after I cool down...almost like my whole body relaxes since I kicked the crap out of it, :rofl:

Diana3271
08-11-2012, 09:34 PM
Linda Good job in how you dealt with your challenge for the day.

Mamakat Did you do anything else fun for the day. Sometimes I don't think off plan days are worth it. I always feel bad, full, bloated, sleepy, etc. But I so look forward to them. Doesn't make sense, does it? :lol:

Misti Good job on your accountability post!

Serenity Oh, heck no! I couldn't go that long without eating! Someone would die for sure! I will give you an example of something that happened yesterday. DH was talking with customers on the phone at lunch time. He asked me to go get his lunch. I got tied up in traffic and didn't get back until 1 PM. I eat at 12. DH knows how I am. He had all of my lunch stuff on my desk and my water poured for me since I was eating an hour later. I am a big fan of Survivor, DH and I had this conversation a couple years ago . . . . DH suggested that I try out for Survivor. He felt that I was fit enough and that I could handle it. I told him NO that would not work out very well. He asked why? I proceeded to explain to him that I cannot go without food and/or starve like that. Then I told him that the first person that pissed me off would come up missing and they would end up being BBQ'd for my dinner. He hasn't brought that up again. :rofl: I did my new kickboxing workout today and loved it.

Itsmyturn Did you survive the two workouts? :lol: Where are you at in the rotation? Tomorrow is my second fit test.

Diana3271
08-11-2012, 09:42 PM
Total Approx 1475 Calories + :coffee: - Wow! I did really well today. This was suppose to be my higher calorie day. I stayed full/satisfied today, too. That's a good day!

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (285 Calories)
Good Food Made Simple Steel Cut Oatmeal Vermont Maple Syrup Variety 180 calories
Fat Free Ricotta Cheese 105 calories

Dinner (795 calories)
Turkey Smoked Sausage 160 Calories
Red Rice 200 calories
Broccolini 100 calories
Strawberry shortcake 335 calories

Exercise:
Dana Pieper's Kickbox Challenge w/weighted gloves

stacygee
08-12-2012, 08:56 AM
Serenity: I teach a Spinning class at Golds Gym.
Diana: Thx for the tidbit abotu egg whites. I am going to get them today. I went to the grocery store yesterday but forgot them. It is always easy to do when you are adding something new!

I had a bit of a setback the past couple of days. Friday I stacy on my program but didn't get to exercise becasue I ended up working a double. Saturday I stryed a bit off my program at night and I didn't exercise. I was up 2 pounds on the scale this morning. I'm not going to change my ticker. Hopefully it'll be back down tomorrow. I will stay on my program and exercise a bit today. I am really sick but I don't want to go three days without exercise.

Diana3271
08-12-2012, 09:04 AM
Good Morning , Everyone! :wave:

Calories for yesterday: 1475 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 148.8
No Change

Stacy I agree. Don't change your ticker, especially if you are not feeling well. Give it a couple days. I'm sure it will be back down. Have a good one!

Misti in Seattle
08-12-2012, 09:47 AM
Good morning, everyone. Off we go on another successful day!

Yesterday my food was:

Breakfast
Scrambled egg white with fresh spinach, tomatoes, other veggies (the innkeeper here fixes those special for me)

Snack (at Eagle's Song Health Food Store)
Tonic Alchemy blended in fresh spinach, kale, coconut milk, pineapple, fresh lime

Lunch (Eagle's Song Health Food Store)
Sandwich made with almond bread made from manioc root flour (YUM!!!)
With tomatoes, onion, pickle, avocado, vegenaise, mustard, black olives

Snack
Iced coffee with 2 individual half and half serving
small handful mixed nuts

Dinner (with friends)
Went to Pita Pit for takeout sandwiches only to find out they had closed early. So
4 small slices genuine Italian made pizza (very low in fat, etc.; the healthiest pizza in town)

Snack
A few mixed nuts

Exercise - walking around a lot at the arts festival -- going to count it as 40 minutes although it was likely quite a bit more altogether.

Misti in Seattle
08-12-2012, 09:54 AM
Decided to do this in a separate post. But I visited quite a bit with the people at Eagle's Song Health Food Store and got a lot more information of things I need to add to my diet (then came home and googled to find out that they are right).

First, I should not be eating so much raw cabbage, broccoli and anything in that family (unless they are cooked) because of my past thyroid tumor and being hypothyroid. So going to adjust that.

Also, going to add a daily dose of coconut oil and also use coconut milk, which are good for weight loss and have a lot of other health benefits.

And hemp seeds to add protein. I was surprised at how good they taste!! Like adding a few chopped nuts!

ItsMyTurn
08-12-2012, 10:49 AM
Diana - I am at the same spot as you on the rotation. The 2nd Fit test is our next workout. Only question is whether or not to take today as a rest day before we do it... or just jump in and do it today. The calendar has the day after the 2 workouts as a rest day before the fit test, but not sure I want to take rest day today instead of tomorrow and utilize it on a workday instead. Guess we will see what today brings :) We did survive the double workout, but barely. Admittedly I struggled through the ab part due to being so dang worn out by the first workout. Was it rough on you too?

Diana3271
08-12-2012, 11:00 AM
Was it rough on you too?

Heck, everything is rough on me! :rofl: I could definitely feel the difference with adding in the extra workout. The funny thing is that I am not getting sore anymore. I didn't look at the calendar for next week so I'm not sure on the rest days. Do you and your DD count the reps for each other during your fit test? I think that would be so much easier. It's really hard for me to concentrate on doing my best and counting at the same time. I plan on doing the fit test today and then after I will do another new cardio workout that I have. Here it is: http://www.collagevideo.com/workout-video/amy-dixons-breathless-body-2-the-edge-video-6175 It's called Breathless Body 2 The Edge. Not that Insanity doesn't leave me breathless and 2 the edge. :rofl:

ETA: I think this is going to be my next purchase, when it comes out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ANJlajGNRs http://fitorflab.com/les-mills-combat-workout/

Misti I agree that the cruciferous vegetables should be cooked if you have thyroid issues. What is your plan with the slaw that you make?

SerenityDiva
08-12-2012, 11:13 AM
Diana I couldn't either...I'd have to eat within like 3-5 hours generally, during awake times. I'm glad you like the workout! It sounds intense.

Stacy my girlfriends who have done spinning LOVE it! How cool!

Misti I'm glad you got some walking around in and interesting about the broccoli and stuff. I've wanted to try hemp too and nuts..I love them anyway (not all nuts though).

ItsMyTurn I hope your fitness test is better than you think. I think it's cool you workout with your daughter.

Yesterday was good, 1396 calories, 55 minutes of yoga and 25 cardio. I am in the 160s! I'll try to change my ticker later as the iPad is hard for me to deal with doing stuff on (like bold too)

Diana3271
08-12-2012, 09:43 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

TTOM showed up this afternoon. Oh joy! NOT! That's the big problem with having longer TTOM's. Since it's so long, it shows up again so soon. :mad:

Serenity Good job on the 160's! :carrot: Keep up the great work!

Total Approx 1475 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (700 Calories)
2 Grilled chicken tacos 600 calories
Sauce 100 calories

Dinner (380 Calories)
Ricotta cheese 210 calories
strawberries 100 calories
cinnamon peaches 70 calories

Exercise:
Insanity Fit Test
Amy Dixon's Breathless Body 2 The Edge

My Fit Test was about the same as it was 2 weeks ago, for the most part. The exercises where I improved was the floor exercises. I can also tell that I improved with my form. I am happy about those improvements. Now about Amy Dixon . . . She tried to kill me today. I don't think following the Fit Test with Amy's workout was a good idea. It was tough. I really like this new workout, though. I also did the floor exercises. Between Chris Freytag and Shaun T, they have really brought me out of my shell with doing floor exercises. Maybe I am stronger, now. :?:

Diana3271
08-13-2012, 06:49 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave: Where does the weekend go?

Calories for yesterday: 1475 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 149 (TTOM)
Up: .2

mamakat
08-13-2012, 08:54 AM
Monday Morning WI 180.2 down 1.6 from last week.

DH surprised me with a trip into the City. We left at 9.30am and got home at 12.45am (this morning). We walked everywhere, no cabs, no subways. We did several sights that we hadn't done before (we're racking them up over the years). This year we did the wax museum, the sex museum and top of the rock...plus a cruise. It was a gorgeous day in the City yesterday. After lunch, we headed down a busy street when I spotted a blue rat on top of a man's hat. I stopped immediately. He and I chatted while he plopped 4 rats on me and swapped hats for DH to take pics. Turns out this street guy and I had a lot in common as far as exotic pets. He said he just got his first skunk. I laughed and said, I had one as a kid. DH was surprised at how long we chatted and how close as I had to bend over so we could chat in each others ear, since it was so loud. LOL, who knew I could be so chatty. We got a pic with me and the rats and two women looking horrified. I bet the guy thought he's shock me when he did that as he didn't ask and I hadn't mentioned my 13 yet when he did that.

I was surprised this morning when I hopped on the scale and nothing changed in the last 3 days. I was going to have a Peppermint Patty yesterday, but we never got it and now I'm officially being a good girl, so no more cheats. Hopefully I'll see some changes soon. I did notice though, I look so different in comparison to last years Anniversary trip to the City. Oh and (drum roll please) I finally shrunk in bra size. 44f/g to a 36D...finally! Sometimes it isn't weight/scale but a new size in clothing :D

I hope everyone has a wonderful and healthy day!

HSMomGoingDown
08-13-2012, 11:32 AM
Hi All,

I just joined the site and am loving this August accountability thread. Briefly I am a mom to three boys who never lost any of the baby weight after my third child and managed to put on even more pounds over time with poor eating habits.

I made my decision to do things right a few days ago with a starting weight of 217 (I'm 5'8"). This morning I was at 216.4

Here's what I ate yesterday. It's been really EYE OPENING how much I have been overeating for how long! I've been looking at what you guys eat and am really impressed and inspired!

Breakfast - 415 calories
Trader Joe's Cage-Free Liquid Egg Whites, 9 Tbsp
Grape Tomatoes - 1 oz.
Green Onion - 1/4 c chopped
Strawberry Vanilla Greek Yogurt - 227 g.

Lunch - 202 calories
Quinoa - 1/4 c dry
Broccoli - Raw - 1 cup chopped

Dinner - 448 calories
Hominy with Lean Ground Beef
Grapes - 1 cup

Snacks - 261 calories
Chiquita Pineapple Fruit Chips - 1 bag
Tic Tac Orange - 6
Goya Coconut Water - 1 can

1326 Calories for the day!

Hope it's okay for me to jump in here and join in with the daily check in!

HSMomGoingDown

SerenityDiva
08-13-2012, 11:39 AM
Diana I think it's great you know you are improving with form. It's really amazing how little tweaks here and there make a huge difference for me anyway as far as results :bravo:

Mamakat I love rats. Out of the rodents and rabbits I've had (hamsters, mice, rabbits, and rats) or been exposed to they are the sweetest. My kids think they are ugly, but it's not a big issue since with 2 (soon to be 3) cats and a dog we have enough. And :cool: about DH's surprise trip too.

Today I did some gentle yoga DVD by Ashley Turner. It was good, not "great" but I twas supposed to be a light day. She's DEFINITELY got Anusara training with all the affirmations and what not, which I like *most* of the time. Sometimes though I want hard core. Diana last night I decided to order the Powerfit Plus DVD because I figured if I'm going to do it, I want to do it all. I don't know when I'll add them in, probably end of August/beginning of September when the kids are in school. I was SO fortunate to be able to stop working this year (lots of reasons but it's been a good choice for me and the family) so I promised myself if I did this, I'd get back into good shape....and today 168!

Food for Sunday, August 12th:
Calories 1341 (including breaking my sugar rule--my daughter had a slumber party, she thought 5 were coming, we got 2 dozen donuts and ONE girl showed up so I ate ONE Krispy Kreme)

Yoga (more Hatha or Yin so very low caloric burn) 40 minutes

I also did some self-massage with the Yoga Tune Up balls. Apparently my hips are bad again, especially the right..ugh. It did help my upper back, but my hip I'll work on again today. I'm glad to have learned the techniques from the videos and CD, but also from the physical therapist...but man sometimes I get frustrated having to do "extra" things to just feel normal.

SerenityDiva
08-13-2012, 11:44 AM
:welcome: HSMom!

I was not surprised so much at how much I was consuming...it was like probably close to 3500 average calories daily...but I was disappointed because I really do know for me that's like um 2000 too much (I'm short). But I allowed myself 2 weeks of journaling (I use Lose It) to get in that habit. I'm very much about making things a habit not a quick fix. Unfortunately for me I've learned that I'm going to have to calorie count the rest of my life PERIOD. I don't like the pain I was in being overweight. I don't like the way I look, but as I got older the pain took precedent over looks..like I wouldn't have cared if I was 300 pounds if I didn't hurt and had energy. So it turned from vanity to changing my lifestyle.


Everyone I had an epiphany this weekend. I think getting rid of toxic people in my life or lessening my exposure to them has REALLY helped me. Usually I stress out and eat and eat and eat, then sleep or you know get depressed...because I don't want to deal with these situations. My friends and therapist kept telling me *I* have control over me and finally it clicked. I do. And I don't need negativity. It started around fall last year but really this June clicked for me 110%. I really think that has a lot to do with my weight loss..as corney as it sounds.

berryblondeboys
08-13-2012, 12:33 PM
Hey all! I'm back from vacation!!!! I have tons to share and will eventually have a nifty slideshow you can look at, but after a 3.5 week long vacation to Croatia and add in a few days of frantic planning before that, I'm BACK!!!

Gained quite a bit of weight over the month, but jumped right back in with eating right and exercising as soon as things were back in my control. We got back late Saturday night after 17 hours of traveling. Ate well on Sunday and exercised and I'm following suit on Monday.

I think I'm more proud of myself for doing that than anything else. I didn't give it free license to just 'give up'. Gaining during vacation is NORMAL. Just 'giving up' because of a few pounds IS NOT!

It will take me awhile to catch up, but wanted to say hi!

Mamakat - I see the 180!!! You go girl!!!!!!!! (and for the record, you are under what I am as of this morning - as the scale said 181.0). I'm sure I'm holding a lot of water weight, but for this moment, you surpassed me girl!!!

Diana - HI THERE! So comforting to see you plugging along so successfully - you rock!

HSMomGoingDown
08-13-2012, 01:11 PM
Thanks for the welcome SerenityDiva!

I know what you mean about how little we really need to eat, ugh! I'm hoping over time that my body will adjust to the new level of normal and not wish for the old days of mega calories.

I'm not going to think about counting calories for life yet (it took me so long to get to the point where I realized that I needed to do it). I will say that I just got the free MyFitnessPal for my phone and I think that maybe this time the technology will help me succeed. Counting calories and other nutrients kinda feels like a game, so here's hoping the fun factor continues with that! :-)

I know what you mean about health too. Being married with kids I really don't have "looking good for others" as a motivator for loss as I might have when I was younger. It's really all about health and energy and just looking a way that I can be happy with for myself!

HSMomGoingDown

ItsMyTurn
08-13-2012, 01:12 PM
Diana - Improving form is STILL improving!! You go girl! No, DD and I don't count each other's reps because we do it together as the DVD goes. Since I don't want to play it twice, we stay responsible for our own. Today is going to be our fit test... I ended up doing my schoolwork, then floating in the pool with my champagne afterwards, working on my tan yesterday - so DD and I decided it would be a rest day that was scheduled on calendar :) :lol:

Diva - DD doesn't actually have a choice, as she is punished and this is part of it :lol: After month 1, it will be her choice if she continues or not... but right now, her mother is a tyrant :rofl:
Congrats with ridding yourself of the negativity!!! That is a huge step, and definitely in the right direction for your well-being.

Berry - Welcome back! Can't wait to hear about it :)

Campana
08-13-2012, 04:03 PM
Hello everyone! I have a lot of catching up to do. I was without internet access since friday noon. So I have not been able to update you all. Nor come in here and view eveyones post. I hope you are all doing great! And loosing those pounds. My family and I went out of town and well I can say I still stayed on track! I have lost another pound with a total of 6lbs since 2 weeks ago I decided to eat healthier. I am soo happy to see those pounds melting away!! Everyone have a great day! and I will come in here later on to catch up with everyone's progress.

Diana3271
08-13-2012, 04:51 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Mamakat Glad you had a great time in the city. The sex museum sounds interesting. ;) Good job on the bra size.

HSMomGoingDown Hi and Welcome to the check-in! :wave:

Serenity Good job on the 168! I totally agree about the toxic people. They are just like other toxic stuff, just not good for us.

Berry Welcome back! It's good to see you! Good job getting right back on plan. That's the way to do it!

Itsmyturn Today I did Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit. I have the motivation of a three toed sloth today. TTOM has started again and my energy is down the tubes. I think the big issue came in from doing two tough workouts this weekend. Today's workout kicked my butt! I think I need a nap and I'm not one that takes naps. :rofl: At one point, during my workout, I was kneeling on the floor while the sweat rained from my body. I was watching it drip, drip, drip. Then I hear Shaun T yell dig deep! There was no more digging for me. I did good to finish it. I really think I should have taken a rest day.

Campana Hi :wave: Did you get your Zumba workouts? I posted about some similar workouts at Walmart that I saw on Saturday. I put a link in my post.

CyberCrystal
08-13-2012, 06:35 PM
Hi everybody

Just putting in my plan for the day.
Breakfast -- cereal and milk
lunch -- tuna roll
dinner- dahl rice and vegetables

snacks - fruit and yoghurt

Exercise -- I have a professional learning activity after the school day finishes and then choir... hoping to fit in a walk in between as there is a nice park to walk around near where I have my choir ( weather permitting )

I am committing to staying away from any snacking and nibbling - at recess and choir supper. I will take my own healthy snacks to both.

Misti - I have updated my vitual walk -- but no photos as yet. I meant to get onto it on the weekend but had a very busy weekend with the in-laws.

Hope all is well with everybody,
CyberCrystal

HSMomGoingDown
08-13-2012, 06:55 PM
Thanks for the welcome Diana,

It sounds like you have some really great things going on in the exercise department! Do you do workouts on DVD? (or maybe you take classes at a gym?) If you are using DVDs can you recommend some of your favorites? Feel free to point me to other posts if you have talked about this before, I'm new and interested.

Exercise is something that I will really have to work to incorporate and would love some tried and true recommendations of things to sample. I think I could do DVDs at home!

Thanks in advance for the tips.

Diana3271
08-13-2012, 08:42 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Crystal It sounds like you had a tight schedule today. Did you get that walk in?

HSMomGoingDown Yes, I workout to DVD's. DH and I are self-employed. I workout in my office when I can see that no one will be coming in for a bit. There's always the times that customers sneak in on me while I'm working out. That can get quite interesting. :lol: Here's a great site for exercise videos: http://www.collagevideo.com/main.aspx You can watch video clips and read reviews before you purchase. You can do a search based on what you are wanting to do and your fitness level.

Here is what comes up with weight loss, and then you can click on level on the line of Refine By http://www.collagevideo.com/exercise-videos/weight-loss-exercise-videos-1&page=1&sortby=2&levelshow=yes You can also choose from strength workouts, etc.

Diana3271
08-13-2012, 08:46 PM
Total Approx 1470 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Rudi's 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Flatz 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 calories
Honey mustard/Lettuce 25 calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (700 Calories)
Grilled Chicken 400 calories
steamed broccoli 200 calories
apple 100 calories

Exercise:
Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit (damned near killed me :rofl:)

HSMomGoingDown
08-13-2012, 10:15 PM
Here's what I ate today.... I'm back at the fasting for Ramadan (we don't fast during TTOM which I just finished, so today was the first day back at it!)

Breakfast - 359 calories
Oatmeal - 3/4 cup dry - 225 calories
Frozen Pineapple Tidbits - 1 cup - 88 calories
Sugar - 1 Tb - 46 calories

Dinner - 294 calories
Seedless Dates - 1 - 12 calories
Chicken Corn Soup (chicken breast meat, corn, egg, cornstarch) - 1.5 cups - 69 calories
Chicken Salad (chicken breast meat, pickles, green onions, grapes, chopped broccoli slaw, fat-free greek yogurt, salt, pepper) - 1 cup - 143 calories
Honey Wheat Bread - 1 piece - 70 calories

Snacks - 220 calories
Pineapple Greek Yogurt - chobani 1 container - 160 calories
Sugar Free Cherry Luigi's Italian Ice - 1 container - 60 calories

Total for the Day - 873 calories

It's tough to eat more when fasting because you get full so quickly, but Ramadan ends in about 5 days, so then I should have more normal food days. I'm loving MyFitnessPal for recording all the food, especially because you can see other nutrients than those that one would usually focus on.

Anyone have any good tips for getting in the Potassium (other than Bananas)? I'm finding it hard to come anywhere near what I should be eating regarding Potassium. Thanks!

ion
08-13-2012, 10:30 PM
for accountability i like to print out seinfeld calendars. i put a big green check mark on the days i do well--staying around 1300 max net calories for the day--and a red X on the days i mess up.

“after a few days you’ll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job next is to not break the chain.”

seeing a nice long streak of green check marks does feel good!

anyway, for today--
calories: 1364
exercise: 40 mins 2 mph, 25 mins 3 mph

ItsMyTurn
08-13-2012, 11:47 PM
Diana - Motivation or not, YOU DID IT!!!! :dance: Great job!!! I am so proud of us for hanging in even on those days where "dig deep" sounds like "massacre your body" :rofl: Tonight was the 2nd Fit test for us. As pathetic as the results might be compared to other people, I am still proud that I improved so going to post :)
Switch Kicks 57/58
Power Jacks 31/45
Power Knees 80/104
Power Jumps 15/35
Globe Jumps 5/8
Suicide Jumps 5/8
Push-up Jacks 12/15
Low Plank Oblique 35/54
And in 2 more weeks I wanna see those numbers go UP :)

Diana3271
08-14-2012, 07:32 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

I am out of bed, upright, and drinking coffee, but I still feel asleep! :tired: :faint:

Calories for yesterday: 1470 + :coffee2:
Weigh In: 148.6
Down: .4

Ion Hi and Welcome to the check-in! :wave:

Itsmyturn You improved a lot! Not pathetic at all! Great job!

HSMomGoingDown About potassium rich foods: http://www.livestrong.com/article/266847-foods-rich-with-potassium/
http://www.livestrong.com/article/533378-list-of-foods-that-contain-potassium/
There are also more links on the right side of those pages that you can look at.

ItsMyTurn
08-14-2012, 07:43 AM
Diana - I have had days like that. You will hopefully perk up later :)

So today was measurement day. It has been 2 weeks since I started Insanity and before I started I was on a plateau for weight AND measurements. It is safe to say, that has totally been banished. Waist -3.5", Hips -2", Chest -4.5", Arms -.7" each. Holy crap! That is 11.4" total in just 2 dang weeks! I likey!!
I am staying off the scale, so no idea if that has changed... waiting until monthly weigh ins during this, so will know in 2 weeks

derrydaughter
08-14-2012, 08:36 AM
Been absent for a few days, but I have still been tracking.
I kind of blew it on Saturday, but I still tracked everything and felt good that tracking made me better behaved that I would have been in the past. Sunday evening, was bad. I blew it completely and allowed my non-dieting family members to influence me.

I'm just going to summarize the last few days and type out yesterday's info... it would be too much for me to try catching up.

Saturday: Allowed 1399 calories, consumed 1675. I did NOT exercise, which was truly my downfall. I used 276 calories more than I should have.

Sunday: I neglected to log in dinner that evening and I just did it now. I had no idea how many calories were in Papa Ginos Mozarella sticks. I wouldn't have eaten them if I had looked them up before. So, 2 of them equal 1900 calories. Really? Yikes. So, let's suffice to say that I ate 2804 calories in the day, I exercised and earned only 151.

No wonder my weight was up yesterday from where I was on Friday. Live and learn and I shall try harder, do better and this one learning experience with the mozarella sticks was a shocker for me. They are off the list... and there are leftovers in the refrigerator that I will not be eating. Wow.

Monday/Yesterday:

Total food budget 1399

Breakfast:

Greak low fat yogurt, 2 oz. 68C
2 slices light wheat bread 80C
soft margarine 1 T 102
Apple 95C
Milk 1% (used in coffee or tea during the day) 13C
total for breakfast 357

Lunch:
Salad with turkey, ham, parmesan, olive oil, balsamic
Turkey 60C, Ham 90C, Cheese 40C, oil 80C, balsamic 5C
2 slices wheat bread 80C
Total for lunch 377C

Dinner:
Lite wheat hamburger roll 100C
90% lean hamburger patty 169C
1/8 cup potato salad 45
cheese for burger 60C
summer squash 24C
yogurt spread 45C

Dinner 443C

Snacks:
Banana 105C
Ice cream sandwich 170C

Exercise:
Treadmill walking 101C
Shopping, including groceries 193C (lots of errands and was on my feet about 2 1/2 hours)

Total for the day:
Allowed 1399
food: 1452
exercise: 294
Net: 1158

mamakat
08-14-2012, 08:53 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

ItsMyTurn DAM!!!!!! That's amazing! For a split second and I mean a split second, I considered Insanity. Then of course I thought of my MD and all that insane thinking went right away. Congrats Girl! That's awesome.

Diana I already knew you did your exercise at work and I knew that you'd been seen by customers before, but I still laughed and blushed reading that again. Have you gotten comments from them over the years about your change or just razzing? My DH posted pics from last years trip into NYC (to Colbert) and everyone now is posting back at how amazing he looks, but not one person commented on me :( I know I've changed...I want a comment once in awhile...I'm so shallow. :D

Berry Welcome back, so glad you had a great time. Did your MIL go with you? Do you have family in Croatia? Can't wait to see the pics.

Ion Welcome to check-in.

HSMOM Welcome to check-in.

DH hurt his back 2 weeks ago and had to go to PT. He got a sheet of core strengthening exercises that I do a lot. I told I've been telling him for years to do those types of exercises after he asked why hadn't I said something sooner. :lol: He never listens to me until a professional tells him something. I told him I'd do them with him if he wanted and even suggested a few more that would help. He immediately said his PT didn't say to do more. He's so readable. I told him to call her up and ask and I bet she'd say YES do them. I know he won't. Years, I've told this man he needs to strengthen the core, but who am I (not a professional) :lol:

Today is laundry day and a free day from New Haven. It's been wonderful not to have to go. Next week reality will come back into vision. DH heads off to AZ on Wed. for the rest of the week. School is back in session in two. Soon I will get my house back to myself...yay. :D

Have a wonderful and healthy day!

berryblondeboys
08-14-2012, 09:04 AM
Morning all! Weight is still slowly coming down. Down another half pound today. I "think" I might be about to ovulate too - or just have. In that case, a few more pounds will fall off in a few days.

My cycle has been alllll messed up and I don't know if it's menopause or the new thyroid dosage. Last month, for the first time ever besides during pregnancy and early post pregnancy, I didn't get my period. Made vacation easier, but now I have NO idea about my cycle except from other signals. We'll see I guess!

Eating was tough yesterday. I stuck with it, but I think with jet lag, I'm fighting when I'm hungry even more than usually. I ate breakfast, a second breakfast and lunch all by 10:30 am yesterday. Then I had a light snack at 3 and finally ate dinner at 4:30. NO WAY i could make it to when the rest of the family ate dinner at 6:30/7 pm. Calories were fine for the day, but man was I fighting the hungries all morning and early afternoon.

HSMomGoingDown
08-14-2012, 10:56 AM
I have decided to do a morning weigh in for kicks because
I won't be able to wait for a whole week to do a check
(I'm so impatient!). I am not logging them in my MFP app,
but I'll post them here.

This morning it was 215.0!! :carrot: I'm taking that with a grain of
salt because fasting makes my water balance all wonky, but
still... I haven't seen 215s in a long time... If I can
ride the motivation wave over the long term this is going
to be fun. :D

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ItsMyTurn Your Fit test looks pretty good to me. I don't
even know what all those jumps are, but doing any number of
something called a "suicide jump" has got to be good! And
all those inches lost, WOW! :carrot: Pretty impressive, way to go.
When I get past the beginner exercise stage I'm going to look
into this insanity that you guys are having such great results
with!

Diana - Thanks for the link to the potassium rich foods. I'll
have to start incorporating more to see if I can reach my
potassium goals. Congrats on doing your workouts with
clients walking in on you, I'm definitely not that brave!

DerryDaughter - Shocker about the Mozarella sticks. How can
that be possible? 1900 in 2! It just seems like there couldn't
be that much material in there to get that many calories? Regardless,
good heads up on that. Way to get back on track Monday though,
your meals look great! I love seeing everyone's meals. And you live
in NH, we LOVE the white mountains! We try to go in the early
fall and I really hope we make it up there this year. Maybe I
can be fitter and healthier for the trip, that's a goal to work
for.

Mamakat - Another New Englander, I'm jealous of y'all. Bummer
about your DH getting all the positive feedback and none for
you. Just go look in the mirror and you should get a smile, I'm
in awe of you folks with so much loss, you are inspiring newbies
like me.

BerryBlondeBoys - Congrats on the continued down trend. Jet lag
is the worst, and it's so hard to get back on schedule when your
body is confused about when to eat. I look forward to hearing more
about Croatia. The Croatian embassy in DC recently had an open
house and I got lots of pamphlets with beautiful pictures in them.
I had no idea how pretty parts of it are, so I bet you had a great
trip.

SerenityDiva
08-14-2012, 11:18 AM
Hi Melissa. Your trip sounds fantastic! It's nice to "meet" you. I hope your jet lags abates soon and you feel more yourself. Hormones suck. I've been on bioidentical hormones for I think 3 years now and they have helped a lot (fortunately my thyroid and other things are fine knock on wood) but still...I literally feel ravenous for about 48 hours around my TTOM and moody...although that's a lot better than it was. I especially love having acne AND wrinkles LOL.

HSMom I do think the new technology helps. I resisted getting a smart phone for well I got it last August so years...anyway I like logging and most people don't even notice because they figure I'm checking messages or something. I am not around a lot of very supportive people as far as weight loss. Most of them don't want to try or are already naturally slim (genetically gifted) who eat whatever they want. I'm not saying that's fair or unfair as far as the slim friends of mine, it just is what it is. Also as far as eating less, for *me* my stomach adjusts. I mean now sometimes I have a hard time finishing my meal and salad because I'm so darn full (my trick is eat the veggies first and then I'm generally full but I need some protein so I eat the entree).

ItsMyTurn that's wild! I have to get my daughter to do that. She's a stick, but her posture is HORRIBLE and she's got a very long torso which *I* think in the future will lead to problems with her back if she doesn't improve it. She did ask me for some of my Tae Bo DVDs last week so I figure heck if it helps her (she doesn't want to do it with me) I'm happy. I told her just go in the room and get what she thinks. I have a small...ha ha...DVD issue. I counted once and stopped when I got to 400 workouts...and I've gotten rid of so many. But I guess it's a healthy hobby. I think she's also interested in those Tara Stiles Yoga workouts I have (never done that's how bad my habit is) because Tara's got a similar body type and from what I see similar personality as her.

:bravo: Campana on the 6 pounds! I'm happy for you!!!!

CyberCrystal you're smart to plan ahead. I posted about DH starting his plan and he can't shop when he's not hungry. So I told him you NEED to do this that way you will not grab junk food (which is what he will do). He really has a hard time planning ahead and I said "well you have to decide what you want then because I can't do it for you." Ultimately he got apples, grapes, a watermelon (which I told him we had no room for groan), cheesesticks and raw almonds. Yesterday was his first day and he said "you're right...it was easier because the food was there." LOL if he would just listen to me the first time ;) Mamakat sounds like our husbands are similar. I know my FIL had the same exercises MIL told him to do for years given to him by a doctor for his neck pain (he was hit in the head by a bulldozer..and then told no one outside of work for A YEAR--men they make you wonder sometimes).

Ion what a cool idea! Thanks for sharing. I like not breaking the chain.

Woot Diana! You rocked it!

Linda in my opinion tracking is the most important thing. I'm also writing down how I feel, physically and emotionally, so that when I see a trend I can stop it. Like yesterday I was starving and ate TWO Smart Ones Sundaes which are not on plan (I try to have one every other day to quench my sweet tooth). Today I decided I'm adding more fruit to breakfast because the other time I almost ate the sundaes (I didn't but same feelings physically) was a day without fruit in the morning. So I caught the trend and hopefully this will fix it. I don't think anyone, or most people anyway, do their diet 100% perfectly 100% of the time according to the plan...I think we all have to tweak it and fix it to work for us BUT without making excuses to stop it. It's a neat journey I think.

Like I mentioned above yesterday I was super hungry, so today I started with more fruit at breakfast and we'll see what happens. Otherwise, same ole' same ole'

Calories 1597
Yoga 55 minutes
Cardio/cycling 25 minutes. I think I am going to wait to change the tension on the bike as my right hip and left knee are still wonky and last time I went too fast into it, I ended up screwing up my body for months. Even if it takes longer to lose weight, I don't care as long as it's a downward trend.

CyberCrystal
08-14-2012, 08:59 PM
Hi everybody

Just logging on quickly at my morning tea break.

Diana Thanks .... No I didn't get the walk in. Unfortunately-- it was very cold and started pouring just at the time that I could have done it :( But I did get up early this morning and go to gym where I did an hour of cardio so I am feeling pumped at the moment.

SerenityDiva - Thanks for the encouragement .. I have packed healthy snacks today as well as my day is pretty packed too and I am easily tempted to nibble on the wrong foods

I hope everybody does well today with their food and exercise goals-
Take care

CyberCrystal

ItsMyTurn
08-14-2012, 09:07 PM
Mamakat - You crack me up girl!!! Glad to hear that, once again, the woman in the relationship was right :) Glad your DH isn't leaving until tomorrow, we should have cooled down to 109 then...today took a pic in my car with it saying the temp was 119. Some HOT commutes lately and breaking records all over the place with temps

HSMom - Thank you :) I definitely recommend Insanity to anyone willing to throw themselves into it. They have a disclaimer about if you have knee issues, blah blah... but I am doing it with severe RA and even through a flare without it damaging anything. For the record... salt makes everyone's water balance wonky, :lol:

Diva - Holy cow on the 400 workouts!!! Dang girl, you must have DVDs from all walks of workouts! :lol: That's hilarious! I did Tae Bo and liked it a bunch... the Bootcamp ones too. So if she is interested, I say let her do those... they are fun

DD and DH went to the school to get her viola for orchestra, so I may end up being on my own for the workout tonight. It's ok though, a chance to use the whole area to kick some butt with Shaun T :) I have heard people pick on his grammar, but I tell ya... any man who has a body like that, can talk ANY way they want to... just sayin' :rofl:

Diana3271
08-14-2012, 09:35 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Itsmyturn Awesome job on those measurements! :bravo: Did you hit it hard today? I think Pure Cardio is easier than the other workouts. Did you see that one of those workouts next month is 85 minutes? WHAT???? Dang, just bring me a bottle of oxygen, please! I saw where I can sub Insane abs for Cardio Abs, and one of the other workouts for the week between the first and second month. I might need to look at those workouts before I try them. Insane Abs sounds worse than Cardio Abs. :rofl:

Linda Weight loss is a learning process. It's amazing how many calories are in some of the foods we used to eat. Also, I think someone else mentioned it here, but it's amazing at how little food we actually need. Good job being accountable.

Mamakat I don't get too many comments. Maybe they are intimidated when they walking in and I am punching with weighted gloves and doing round house kicks. :lol: Most of the guys that know me come by the door or window and do crazy jumping around moves. I always warn them that if they don't watch it, that they are going to hurt themselves. I got offended by a customer one time, though. Even when I was very heavy I still worked out. A customer came in and asked if I sold those DVD's (on Ebay, etc). Hmm, I guess he didn't think that I was actually doing them. :p BITE ME! :lol: Well, I don't know about your NYC pictures, but I do know that I can tell a difference in your avatars and pictures that you post. You look fantastic, and you know it! ;) That's all that matters.

Berry I'm glad you got through yesterday. The next few days will be tough, but you know what to do. Great job getting right back on plan.

HSMomGoingDown I know you are fasting, but good job on your weight in. I'm glad you were able to see a number that you haven't seen in a long while. It does feel good.

Serenity Great attitude about the downward trend. Sometimes it takes longer. Nothing wrong with that (since it only took me 3 years and 4 months :lol:).

Crystal Good job hitting the gym this morning! :carrot:

Diana3271
08-14-2012, 09:37 PM
Total Approx 1470 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Rudi's 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Flatz 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 calories
Honey mustard/Lettuce 25 calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner 700 calories
Grilled Sirloin 400 calories
3 orders steamed broccoli and a few carrots 300 calories

Exercise:
Insanity Pure Cardio
Insanity Cardio Abs

ItsMyTurn
08-15-2012, 12:42 AM
Diana - I fell a day behind you when we took Sunday off. So tonight was Plyometric for us. Yes though, totally hit it hard. DD kept having toe cramps, so she became a cheerleader instead of work out buddy, but that still works for me :) I over-pushed a bit, but dang after I cool down it feels SOOO good :D !! I did not see that one of them was 85 mins... omg... pass the oxygen over here when you are done with it please? :rofl: I only peeked at one video for month 2, it scared me so I stopped peeking. Hoping I feel stronger by then so I can even come close to handling it, :lol: I think after we get through round 1 of this, I will take a month off to do running and such again, then hit it for round 2. Everyone I talked to said they saw AMAZING results month 2, but even bigger during a full round 2

Diana3271
08-15-2012, 07:03 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Calories for the day: 1470 + :coffee2:
Weigh In: 148.6 (TTOM)
No Change

Itsmyturn Good job on the workout! I think the shortest workout is 55 minutes, the next one is 68 and the other is 86 minutes. The shortest is 10 minutes longer than what we are doing now. Are you saying, instead of going into month 2 you are going to run for a month and then pick back up on month 2?

mamakat
08-15-2012, 08:02 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

ItsMyTurn Is it an AZ thing now to take pics of your cars thermostats? My longest friend posts daily, if it's high, on Facebook. Luckily for DH, most everywhere he works is climate controlled or should be as that's what he's there for. He stays with his dad, the official hub in AZ for their company and he has a pool. It's a mini vaca sometimes. His brother is a percussionist in the Symphony so sometimes he even gets to a show while "working". He just got a deal for reworking a downtown building that the city is super excited about. So he's all stoked for now...soon he'll be complaining that the contractors are idiots...that's his norm, happy, complaining, stressed and back down to bored the project is over.

Diana Thanks, I know you're right. I just get cranky sometimes...he lost 50 which is amazing but dog gone it, I lost over 100! Maybe, just maybe, those posts will come after another 50 is gone. I'm going through a weird stage right now, I guess. I know I've lost the weight and inches. 24 to 12 is amazing. Men's 2XL to Junior's L is awesome. Even maneuvering down the isle of the train was a different experience...I didn't hit anyone with a big butt...I don't even have a big butt anymore. But I still see so much fat that sometimes I think stupidly, I haven't lost anything. This is where friends would come in and scoop me out of the funk, if I had friends :lol: SO thank you for scooping me up. :D

HSMOM Thank you for saying I'm inspiring to newbies. I found I like that a lot. When I started this in 2010, I was very alone in the journey. My family has always been restaurant eaters and junk food junkies and no one wanted to change for a year. Watching them eat candy and junk food was the hardest thing ever...but then little by little they started changing. We don't eat out, hardly ever, anymore. I never buy junk food for the kids, that's DH's treat. It used to be McD's nearly every week for the kids since they were babies and now it's a weird treat once a month or two even. DH has changed to eating like me and my youngest has started walking on her own and eating a better diet. My eldest is lucky if he gains an ounce...we think he's part alien. All this was because I started to do something healthy for myself and it's been an honor to be a role model (I don't get that chance often)...so thank you for saying that, it was a nice thing to hear. :)

Serenity How on earth didn't anyone know about you FIL getting hit by a bulldozer? In our town (it's actually a city, but I grew up in Phx, now that's a city...it's hard to think of this tiny place as a city...anyway) that tidbit would have started on one side of town and made it home for dinner. They actually print that kind of stuff in the daily paper. I never understood the men's thinking process...I'd be like, I got hit by a bulldozer and survived, I'm amazing. :D

AFM Yesterday was busy busy busy. I did several loads of laundry, boy was it needed. I colored my hair. I worked out for 62 minutes burning over 400 cal. I shaved my head and showered (of course) then I drove across town to buy the rats their food. By the time I was back home, I was exhausted. I really do not know how you all do it day in and day out.

DH is on his way to AZ which means no coffee in bed :( I have to go put my food into the crockpot, DH prepared it last night, but the actual pot was in the dishwasher. I hope I can manage this :p While I'm downstairs, I will make me much needed coffee. I tweaked my meds last week and they have clearly brought me back to life. I'm up and working out again, I'm socializing with the family and I'm awake more than asleep...all good things. Now if I can just get my writing back all will be great. I haven't written in over 2 months now. I've been editing a little though, just to keep me in the game.

I hope you all have a wonderful and healthy day!

berryblondeboys
08-15-2012, 08:37 AM
Morning all - well, the weight keeps coming off. Down another pound this morning. I'm VERY happy to learn that at least 5 pounds of my weight gain was water weight! We'll see if there's more or not.

My face is beginning to clear up too now that I've dropped the carbs back down - with fruits and veggies being my only carbs - no grains.

What's funny? I'm totally itching to bake bread! Yet I don't eat it. Isn't that odd?
Going to a double class tonight of BodyPump and BodyStep - that should be interesting. I'll have to go VERY light in the weights as I have no idea where to start with being out for so long (basically out of strength training since mid April due to an injury and then replacing gardening and building that stone path for exercise). But, it's allllll good - I'm back on track! Three days back on plan and it's getting easier every meal. yay me!

Diana3271
08-15-2012, 08:50 AM
Question for everyone: They were talking about Fifty Shades of Grey on the radio this morning. I have heard so much talk about this series that it has piqued my interest. I think a poster in this check-in was reading it at one time. I don't recall who. Anyways, I looked at the reviews at Barnes and Noble and they vary greatly. Most of the ratings are one star or five stars. :lol: Anyone here read this series? Hey, I am just trying to be hip, happening, and keep up with the times. Don't want to be left out. ;) Is it worth reading or not?

SerenityDiva
08-15-2012, 11:51 AM
CyberCrystal it is! The other day my daughter had a slumber party and people canceled. So we have 2 dozen (well I think 1 left) of Krispy Kreme. They are calling my name. I did have one I think Saturday? I can't remember and I am pretty sure I posted it...but they are going to go stale. My kids thankfully are not huge junk food eaters and in the past I would eat them to avoid it ESPECIALLY when hungry. But I try to remember I have my fruit, I have my protein shakes and my salads when I'm hungry for snack stuff...so far being prepared has helped. It's just a habit. Like brushing my teeth I always exercised and now I'm adding the habit of NOT thinking about food because I have the right foods there to eat (although keep in mind I am at home so it's far far easier IMO).

ItsMyTurn it started in 1987 with a Callanetics VHS tape...and then by the time I found Collage Video and Video Fitness...I became a hoarder to a point. There was a time when I had literally shelves in a room filled with them. I try to cut down, but I do keep ones I enjoy (like the original 6 Firms and Standing Legs) and the original Tae Bo Live ones...I got rid of a lot in the past 2 years. And you know I'm so tempted for Insanity. But really I know I'm not close to ready so it will be something I try AFTER I get down to probably 140 if I feel ready...but I'm tempted by Les Mills's stuff too...decisions? Well knowing me eventually I will try both. It's a sickness.

MamaKat I don't know. He does road construction and I guess he just didn't tell people. He gets picked on a lot (nagged really) so he keeps a lot to himself. It's sad, but it's the way it is. He is a talker to me though. Everyone else in the family says "he never talks" but I think that's because they cut him off or judge his POV constantly, I'd shut up too then.

Diana it is amazing how little we need and I'm trying to make nutrient dense choices versus just eating. My mom's and inlaw's side of the family think food should be always enjoyed and eat as much, as often as possible...but they ALL (except for FIL until recently) have huge disabilities that really started in their early 40s/late 30s. I think seeing that growing up and now more so as I am 42 I get scared. My SIL is 50 and has to have someone bathe her because she can't move well and all sorts of stories like that. It's sad.

As far as 50, I tried reading it but it just seemd boring to me (the free part on Kindle).

Yay Melissa! I totally bet the bread thing has to do with the trip. I love the smell of bread, really I love to knead it, I find it therapeutic. But I have not made any since we bought this house (May 2011) mostly because the kitchen is smaller than I'm used to and I'm too lazy to want to move stuff, but also because I'm avoiding it.

Calories for yesterday, the 14th, were 1526, yoga 55 and cycling 25..maybe more as the stupid power went out and I just wasn't paying attention to where the clock was LOL.

HSMomGoingDown
08-15-2012, 01:43 PM
Diva I never thought about using my calorie app being kinda stealthy because
it will look like I'm just messing around on my phone, good point. Good tip about the
veggies first, I'll have to try that. I'm finding that I'm eating way more veggies and
fruits since I'm being conscious about the number of calories I'm eating. Can't beat
the fruits and veggies for low calorie counts! I actually used all of a package of
green onions without having the last few rot in the fridge. woot!

ItsMyTurn 119 - Yowza and I thought it was plenty bad in Texas (lived there
most of my life before moving here). Even if that's a dry heat there's nothing that
can make 119 feel good. Hope you hang out in the A/C a lot! I would be doing
videos inside in that weather for sure!

Mamakat I love that your kids and family are all slowly heading towards your
example!! I have three boys who are all still young and I really need to get my rear
in gear and start setting a better example for them. My dh also loves his snacks and
junk food, so it's time for a change for all of us. I'm hoping that once I start
getting results, the hubster will join in too. He's already eyeing the MyFitnessPal app
on my phone with interest.

BerryBlondeBoys You are awesome to be back on track so quickly after a trip! Major
props to you!

Diana About the 50 shades phenom, A friend of mine said it was basically pron
(switch those middle two letters around) with an SM bent? Definitely not my cuppa
so I'm going to be out of touch and uncool on this one :smile: Good luck deciding
if you want to check it out. It's rare that I read any adult books now though, so
I'm pretty much out of touch in more ways than just that. At least I get to do some
great read alouds with my kids. We recently read a juvenile fiction book about the Irish potato
famine that was just great. Gotta take my reading where I can get it.

I'm going to post my yesterday food log and todays scale reading (down! yeah!) in
another post. I'm sure the scale zooming down is just because I'm going from eating
horribly to paying attention, but it sure does feel good!

HSMomGoingDown
08-15-2012, 02:17 PM
So this morning I stepped on the scale and whaddya know, 214.4 awwww yeah! There's
a 4 in that number. wooo hooo... :carrot:

Here's what I ate yesterday. Diana I LOVE your breakfast meal in your
posts and I'm completely stealing that after Ramadan. Feta and eggs mmmmmm...



Breakfast 377 calories
Oatmeal - 1/2 cup dry - 150 calories
Frozen Pineapple tidbits - 1 cup - 93 calories
Sugar - 1 TB - 46 calories
Whole Milk - 2 TB - 19 calories
Chicken Corn Soup - 1 serving - 69 calories

Dinner 436 calories
Chicken Salad - 1 serving - 162 calories
Honey Wheat Bread - 1 slice - 70 calories
Seedless Dates - 1 date - 12 calories
Whole Milk - 1 cup - 146 calories
Rooh Afza Syrup - 1 TB - 46 calories

Snacks 521 calories
Fresh Watermelon - 3 cups diced - 240 calories
Raw Almonds - 9 almonds - 61 calories
Falooda (milk dessert with pistachios, almonds, agar agar, sugar) - 1 serving - 140 calories
Coca-cola - 1/3 bottle - 80 calories

Daily total - 1334 calories

Well, I knew it had to happen sometime. I'm trying to work my down to water only
but I consider 1/3 of a bottle of coke a victory coming down from multiple sodas
a day! Sweetened drinks are my kryptonite. But my kids were having cookies and
seeing that one cookie was 160 calories I avoided those. Yay! Small victories. :D

SerenityDiva
08-15-2012, 03:19 PM
HSMom it is small victories. I LOVE soda. I specifically love SUGAR ladened soda. I don't care for diet soda, but I will drink it. I know it's not good for me, but for *now* I think that is what I have to do to get me where I need to be. It's the same with the frozen entrees. For DECADES I thought "people that use those have no idea how to use portion control/have unlimited funds/can't cook/are lazy" whatever. Well I'm literally eating those words as I have tried on my own, I know how to weigh AND measure, and I wasn't losing or it was SUPER SLOW. One thing I've learned is how little I need. Like a few weeks ago we went to this spaghetti thing and honestly I was full very VERY quickly. There was some other food thing that happened a few weeks ago, now I can't remember what, but I was like "no that's enough" and it was probably 1/4 of what I would eat NON-plan mode and 50% of what I anticipated eating. To me those are small wins when you don't think that hard and it's natural to eat that way.

Now I have a little NSV. A lot of movements I do in my yoga classes and just general are like clasping my hands behind my back palms touching. Well with my shoulder issue AND my weight that wasn't happening. I also felt bad because years ago when I was a personal trainer I really did NOT get that these people were not doing it because they COULD NOT do it. So anyway I apologize to any clients for that. That said I CAN GET MY PALMS TO TOUCH NOW. It's hard and what not, but I think losing the weight freed up some back fat, as well as obviously increasing the mobility/flexiblity there from the workouts, so yay! I did it last week and then yesterday, but today I remembered during the practice that I could not even remotely come close to that November 2011.

Diana3271
08-15-2012, 08:50 PM
Hi Everyone!

Mamakat I'm glad tweaking your meds have helped. Great job tackling that busy day, yesterday!

Berry Did you make it to the double class tonight. That sounds tough!

Serentiy I agree about the health of our family can be scary. We want to stay in our best health. There is a genetic health issue on my Mom's side of the family. My grandparents lived into their 70's. My Mom passed at 69. Three of her siblings died between 36-50. My Mom passed at 69. We don't have a history of long lives, so it's scary for me. Thanks for your thoughts on 50 Shades. Congrats on your flexibility!

HSMomgoingDown Thanks for the info on 50 Shades. It doesn't sound interesting. I think I will pass. Drinking only 1/3 of a soda is a victory, for sure! Congrats! I love my morning omelet! :D

Diana3271
08-15-2012, 08:53 PM
Total Approx 1515 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Rudi's 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Flatz 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 calories
Honey mustard/Lettuce 25 calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (745 Calories)
Grilled steak 400 calories
asparagus 100 calories
collards 100 calories
ricotta cheese 105 calories
mango puree 40 calories

Exercise:
TF Fire 45 EZ
Insanity Cardio Recovery

ItsMyTurn
08-16-2012, 12:34 AM
Diana - Nope. What I am saying is doing the full 60 day program once... then take a month off for the running and such... then going in for a full 60 day program again (round 2) to see improvements made. With Insanity you have to allow your body a break between the rounds due to the wear... so I am going to take a month after the first time through it all.. then do it all again... such a masochist sometimes :lol:
As for 50 shades: I read only the first one. It was poorly written and didn't really do it for me. It was supposed to be all kinky about a sub and dominant, but honestly.. it's just spiced "vanilla" writing and from someone I would question their education on writing. My point of view, not worth it. I kept wanting to edit it and reconstruct the wording, :lol: That takes away from the "story". If poor writing doesn't bother you, then you might like it, but not for me - too bad too, I honestly was looking forward to it

Mamakat - It's not "the thing" to take pics of thermostat from anything I know, but I don't have much of a social life either. I did it because my friend kept telling me she wanted out of Maine due to the humidity right now. I told her not a good time for a visit, our hottest part of the year, better to wait a month. She kept arguing saying "it can't be that bad".. so I took a pic to send to her phone, :lol: She replied within minutes saying she thinks she can wait :rofl: Sorry no coffee in bed for ya :)

Berry - Glad to hear the weight is falling off

Diva - you totally cracking me up girl!!! :lol: I only laugh cause my father had a thing with vhs tapes for the longest. One day my mom cleared them out on him and he was like a lost puppy - although he never watched his. You are 20 lbs lighter than I am right now, so don't worry about fitness level with Insanity if you want to try it :) Sounds like you have a variety to do now though :lol:

HSMom - Yes, once it got over 106 in the evening, I stopped my outside running and tennis and started Insanity. Inside with my a/c :) During the day I spend over an hour commute one way to work..with a/c... and the whole time at work, I suck up the company's a/c :) When I am outside I am in my pool or have my misters on... that helps quite a bit actually. We cooled down to 109 today since it stormed a LOT last night. When I woke up a lot of the roads in my town were flooded... was tricky to find a way out of town to get on the Interstate to go to work :lol: Roads were dry by the time I got back, but the greenbelts are all still flooded - looks kinda cool actually.

Tonight I was exhausted and opted out of doing schoolwork knowing it may bite into my weekend in turn... but no way I would have been able to do progress and retain anything. I made strawberry shortcake (dream whip topping made with almond milk) for dessert tonight, that was nice :) Then it was Insanity time. Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs. Barely able to keep eyes open now, so shower and off to bed. Have a great night all!

Diana3271
08-16-2012, 07:42 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

I'm not sure what's going on with me. For those who have been following this thread for a while, know that my thyroid meds/numbers were off. This year my weight has not dropped at all. I have pretty much maintained at the upper end of my maintenance range. That's not necessarily bad, but it's not where I want to be. A month and a half ago the endo changed my thyroid meds since my labs were over 10 and she wants them under 4. I know stress can cause problems with your thyroid (as most of you know, I lost my Mom back in June). I have also struggled with a couple allergic reactions over the Summer. I feel like I am holding onto a lot of water weight. I'm sure I am right now since it's TTOM. I have stuck to my food and exercise plan 100%. Next week I am scheduled to have my thyroid labs done again. We'll see what that shows. I am hoping it's just a thyroid issue. There's always that fear that my body has adjusted to something and wants to gain weight again. I'm not sure if that's even possible. I am feeling that when my thyroid meds were off, I had the stress of my Mom being sick, and she passed that I actually gained a few pounds. If this is true, I actually gained from eating the same way I have all along. Unless, it's water weight. I'm not sure if the thyroid will make you hold onto water weight. I assume it could since they thyroid controls everything in the body. Anyways, just trying to put things down and figure out what's going on with me.

Calories for yesterday: 1515 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 149 (TTOM)
Up: .4

ItsMyTurn
08-16-2012, 07:43 AM
Ok y'all, let's kick it!!

I didn't want to wake up. End of the week I am always exhausted due to lack of sleep, today was no exception. Alarm got snoozed twice, then knew I had no choice. Still getting it done though!!! Have to leave in less than an hour for work - cardio recovery is tonight... have to hit the books today too. What does everyone else have on tap?

Diana3271
08-16-2012, 07:44 AM
Itsmyturn Ok I understand what you are saying about Insanity. I think I am going to pass on the 50 Shades. ;) Good job getting your workout in. Did your DD workout, too?

ItsMyTurn
08-16-2012, 07:50 AM
Diana - It can totally be your thyroid. My son, as you may remember, has hypothyroidism due to his DeMosiers... he had put on weight and wasn't eating anything that would have done that... he had to exercise just to maintain. This was going on for like 6 months. They added another lab to his bloodwork they do checking levels and discovered he was "off" a bit. After they raised his dosing and his body adjusted (near a month), the weight just melted off and he changed nothing. It can have you hold water, hold even more water than normal during stress, and with your food sensitivity on top of..... your body won't adjust and make you gain following the calories and exercise regime. I know those are just words and that fear you hold is deep... but you can relax on that end. Be aware too, if your hormones hit a peri-menapausal stage, that can make you have a harder time to lose... and it even changes the maintenance challenge up - so the changes to your plan won't be done until all the body changes are complete years down the road for you or me. Difference now compared to before you lost weight? You have the tools to know what to do... you have a good starting point... and you have support when needed from any of us :hug:

ItsMyTurn
08-16-2012, 07:52 AM
Diana - Nope, DD didn't work out, she said she was too tired. She went to bed after I started my workout. Her commitment at her age is not what mine is... so I let it go. Although I won't lie, more enjoyable when I have someone there to say "you can do it" in the middle when I fain in energy a bit - but... still made it :)

vin rouge
08-16-2012, 09:07 AM
I was doing really well for two days, and most of Wednesday (day 3).

I ate well, and did not indulge in bad food (french fries, poutine, cake, chips, etc - I do have a serious problem with those foods).

Then decided to let myself indulge in a "glass" of wine with dinner. Which led to half a bottle, and lower inhibitions and the "it's ok to just have a mini-pizza" binge.

So, I'm going for a bike ride now, and will be back on track today.

Oh - today I ate two small spare-ribs and a bit of meat sauce...

mamakat
08-16-2012, 10:47 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

OK, not sure exactly why, but I'm suspecting yoga. My calves have seized up for the past 3 days making it near impossible to walk. My calves can be difficult to deal with, one of the places doctors stress, "do not stretch". Every time I rise from sitting, it takes around 2 minute to stand straight then I walk around like a zombie. DS wants to hit GameStop today, so do I for the new Wii fit plus...more exercises and the music store for a new cd. I'm hoping I can manage the mall. I might take the cane just in case...ugh, I hate that thing. I'm not giving up on yoga though, just maybe not do downward facing dog next time :shrug:

My plans for the day is to manage a shower and stairs without falling. :lol: Then the mall...again without falling. Today is a day to appreciate the way we move, it really humbles you when you don't have that ability anymore. I think out of all the fascinating things the body does, walking is what amazes me most. Our legs just propel without thought and we take that for granted. I've stopped taking my body for granted in 2010. I wish I had taken better care of it all these years. It's harder now to give me what I want, but I appreciate it's hard work...thank you body, you are amazing.

:lol:

Have a wonderful and healthy day!

SerenityDiva
08-16-2012, 12:41 PM
Diana what scares me is they DO NOT die young. They live 30-40 years in nursing homes or with aides coming to the house. I would rather not live like that for me anyway. ItsMyTurn is so right from everything I know about thyroid (up until May I was in the medical field/but doing workers' comp and hospital transcription type work and claims). ANYWAY my DO says they (hormones) are ALL related, one can mess up another and another and it compiles. DH is hypo and while it was adjusted with meds rather quickly, he's 2 years status post diagnosis and having issues. He's tired, ravenous at times, cold, and so now next week he's getting it rechecked (it was checked in March I believe and fine). He doesn't think it can change that quickly, but I think it can and besides there are different tests and one "normal" might be really borderline and different numbers affect people differently. Good luck and I wouldn't be surprised at all if it is thyroid and any of the sex hormones messing up. My testosterone, progestorone and estrogen were so low that it took nearly two years to get them into the low normal range. But if I do the amount of testosterone needed to get it into normal, I break out and get irritable so it's staying there LOL. Also my DO recommends DHEA to enhance the hormonal supplements. I take 25 and DH I think takes 250 mg? I have no idea if it works, but it's costing me about $13 every 3 months and I figure what the heck.

Oh Lordy ItsMyTurn you have no idea how close I am to ordering....but I really want Les Mills too. My birthday is next month so maybe by then I'll make a decision (but with my luck the washing machine will die and happy birthday washer groan). I do like Shaun's personality a lot though. The strawberry shortcake sounds great. I really like almond milk, I've tried a lot and I think it's my favorite (but it's also my favorite nut).

Hi Vin Rouge! Nice to meet you and I hope your bike ride was nice.

Ouch MamaKat. I hope you feel better. Were you doing yoga? I know for me downward facing dog was VERY painful and caused inflammation so I avoided practices with that for about gosh 4-6 months? I can't remember. Anyway I hope you're doing better.

Stats for Wednesday, August 15th:
1451 calories
55 minutes of yoga
25 minutes of cycling

Today I already got up, worked out, and took my daughter to and from her freshman orientation thingie. I feel like I have the whole day ahead of me, but I'm sure I'll want to sleep early (or take a nap). I need to start getting up earlier for the school year anyway.

Diana3271
08-16-2012, 09:17 PM
Hi Everyone :wave:

Thanks for all the support with whatever my potential problem is. I can't do anything about the thyroid right now. If that's an issue the Dr. will address that in a couple weeks. Something else has kinda clicked or maybe I should say erupted today. I mentioned about the allergic reactions I have had. I feel I have had a lot of issues with this recently. DH and I have been going to this one particular restaurant quite regularly in the last month. It is a great family owned restaurant that specializes in local seafood and produce, etc. Anyways, DH spoke with the owner one day and told him about my "food allergy". He said his mom has a similar issue and it just started out of the blue one day, like mine did. He said that he could cook my food how I needed it cooked, so I have been thrilled with that. A couple times we went there, my food was prepared how I wanted it about the oil, but I still noticed it had some salty seasoning on it. Although I requested it without seasoning. One time I had to order collard greens because of the limit of side items. I don't know what kind of seasoning that they use there. Some seasonings contain soy and I have read that MSG also contains soy. Anyways, I have been taking Benadryl for about 2 weeks now and my mouth was clearing up. Today my mouth started breaking out again. Last night we went to that restaurant and I ordered their collard greens. I told DH that I don't want to go back to that restaurant for a couple weeks and see how it goes. I think I am going to have to stick with plain grilled protein and steamed broccoli. If I can't get that, then I can't eat there.

If my new thyroid meds are correct, the problem has to be my food allergy. We have probably eaten at this place 4 times in the last few weeks. It takes a while for the allergy to clear up. So I have been reacting nonstop, but not as bad because of the Benadryl. It makes sense and adds up to me. :dizzy: I will see how it goes between now and my thyroid appointment. I had this same problem when I first realized that I had a food allergy.


Itsmyturn Were you able to fit in Cardio Recovery? You are doing such a great job juggling all the things you have to do. And to think you are tackling a program like Insanity! :bravo:

vin rouge Hi and Welcome to the check-in! Today is a new day! How did it go for you?

mamakat How did it go toady? Did you loosen up some?

Serenity The new school year is just as tough on the parents as it is the kiddies. ;) I agree, trying to keep all of that in balance is tough. I am very thyroid sensitive. I've got a feeling that I am having the food allergy issue since my lips started breaking out again, today. :(

Diana3271
08-16-2012, 09:20 PM
Total Approx 1470 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Rudi's 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Flatz 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 calories
Honey mustard/Lettuce 25 calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (700 Calories)
Grilled Pork Chop 400 calories
3 Orders Steamed broccoli 300 calories

Exercise:
Insanity Cardio Power and Resistance

Pint Sized Terror
08-16-2012, 10:31 PM
Diana, I am embarrassed to say, but what was the name of the older gentleman who was losing weight here? Last I heard, he was having heart surgery (I think). It's been so long since I've been on here that I can't remember his screen name, and I haven't seen him on here.

HSMomGoingDown
08-16-2012, 11:13 PM
Diva - Me too on the soda. Any dark cola (especially Dr. Pepper) and I love it. I hate diet versions
so all the soda just needs to go. I think I'll google up some articles on all of the negative effects of drinking
them and put it someplace prominent that I can read it when I'm feeling the urge to drink. It will be a battle for
sure! And look at you doing yoga and cycling! You guys rock. I can't wait until the last two days of Ramadan are
done and I can start getting serious about some exercise. I love that all of you are doing something!

Diana - Good luck with all the thyroid stuff. My mil has thyroid problems and it took us forever to figure
out from her labs that only the brand name synthroid would work for her and that when they substituted the generic
she had troubles. I'd never heard of problems with generic vs. brand with prescriptions, so it took us a bit to
figure that out. When your thyroid is giving you trouble weight will definitely be here and there. My mil had lots
of trouble with constipation/bloating/etc. when she was on the wrong medication, so I'm sure her weight was running
high while we werre figuring everything out. Hope they can rule everything out when you get some good labs!

ItsMyTurn - Yummy on the strawberry shortcake. I just bought my first container of Almond milk to give it a
try. It seems like a good way to add some variety and get some more calcium that's not just regular milk.

VinRouge - Way to get back on track after a bit of a slip. It seems to me that the real secret is to just
keep going after setbacks. I'm such a perfectionist so I know when I have off days I'm going to really have to
fight myself to keep going and get back on track. This intense motivation isn't going to last as long as it will
take me to lose the weight!

Mamakat - Ouch on the calf pain. When I occasionally get leg muscle cramping at night that is some of the
worst pain ever! Ugh. Good luck managing and I hope that your muscles relax soon!

As for me, things are starting to get really crazy over here in anticipation of our big holiday (the Eid) on
Sunday. We will have lots of family visiting and people tend to go crazy with the food, so I'm going to see how
that goes with my new eating focus. It will be a good test for me to get back on track after a holiday!!

My weight was down again this morning by a little bit (213.9) and I am noticing the slightest differences in the
way my regular clothes fit. Not anything that anyone else would notice, but awfully satisfying for me knowing
that I'm heading in the right direction. Just gotta keep going! We'll see how well I can make good choices when
I am able to eat and drink the whole day :) Fasting kinda feels like cheating because there is only a small part of
the day that I can be eating and making food choices. The majority of my snacking day it's a non-issue :D

Good luck to everyone in keeping up the good work!

Misti in Seattle
08-17-2012, 02:33 AM
Hi everyone

Haven't been here lately but that is not because I have been being bad. :) Was out of town for the long weekend and super busy since I've been back. I was a bit frustrated because I worked out over the weekend, ate lunch at the health food store, etc... and gained 3 pounds! But I think it might be because it is so hot and I am retaining water. Tonight my evening weight was 261... the lowest it has been in the evening. So hopefully there will be good news soon.

Spent some time at the health food store talking to the owner... and decided to add coconut oil and hemp seed to my food intake on a regular basis.

Also got some manioc root bread... yum! Has anyone else tried it?

More later... I am waaaaaay behind on my reading and catching up.

Diana3271
08-17-2012, 06:01 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave: TGIF! :dance: I hope you have a great weekend!

Calories for yesterday: 1470 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 149.2 (TTOM)
Up: .2

Pint Hi :wave: It's good to see you. How are things going for you? His name is Larry. Here is his profile link: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/members/larry-h.html It appears that he hasn't been back since April. I hope he is just very busy and nothing serious has happened.

HSMomGoingDown I am another person that can only take brand with the thyroid meds. It's a pain having a picky body. ;) Sending you good strength during your holiday and after for getting back on track.

Misti Good to see you! :wave:

mamakat
08-17-2012, 07:59 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

Diana You and I have the hardest to deal with allergies: soy and gluten. I think the worst part of it is that not everyone is aware just how prevalent they are in our daily foods or how bad they treat our bodies. Lately, I eat nuts like candy or popcorn, just pop in a nut and chew while doing whatever. But I've discovered that even "only seasalted" has gluten. They need it to get the salt to stick to the nut. It's everywhere and if you ask a bunch of questions people get crabby. I hate going to restaurants anymore, its such a hassle...I do not envy you, even if the food is yummy ;)

HSMom Once Ramadan is over, you should be able to do fine with eating properly. You already know you have dedication to eat a certain way for the right reasons...fasting/Ramadan. All you need to do is remind yourself, you are important enough to eat right and you know you have the strength to do it. You have faith in your religion, you can have faith in yourself as well :) I think you will do wonderfully.

Serenity Some of the yoga poses seem so easy to me...like downward facing dog. I have awesome flexibility because of hypo extended ligaments. But because I have them my joints fall out easy. The thing is it doesn't always happen right when I'm doing something (sometimes it does) add that to MD and it's a ticking time bomb. So as I'm easily doing the pose I think nothing of it...then pay for it later with either seized muscles or joints that need to be put back in...both can be excruciating. I didn't know downward facing dog was an advanced move...until yesterday. But my stubborn side insisted on doing it anyway...LOL. I am my own worst enemy.

Misti Good morning.

AFM The more I moved (even if it was slow) the calves loosened, not a lot, but some. However, the moment I got in the car they would go right back to solid rocks. I did not take pain relievers, I did not use my cane and I didn't give up. I am so mule headed. I walked the mall and when I got home from the first errand (GameStop) I worked out for 63 minutes...including yoga/downward facing dog. My calves are still sore, but I can get up and move right away for the first time in 4 days, so I see that as a major plus. So today's plan is to work out with the Wii fit plus again. I'm determined to see this scale go down! I didn't eat yesterday so I must focus on that as well. DH left nothing for me to eat so I allow myself to think, it must not be needed. I know that it is and I will do my best to get (at the very least) one meal in today :)

Have a wonderful and healthy day!

SerenityDiva
08-17-2012, 11:08 AM
Diana it very well could be the restaurant. Trial and error I guess. Food allergies, well all allergies in my experience, are irritating.

HSMom good luck! I can only imagine having the fasting and then having to change, for me the beginning of the school year, holidays (I mean like holidays from school, I'm not into holiday foods), and the end of the school year are difficult. Thanks for the props on the yoga and cycling. It really helps me to check in here and stay motivated. TONS. Plus I'm sure my other friends and family get tired of weight loss talk...well I know they do. I also agree with MamaKat, you can have faith in your religion and carry that to yourself too :)

Hi Misti! Glad to see you :D I've not had that bread.

MamaKat isn't it weird how everyone's bodies are different? My mom (until her mid 30s) had freakish hypermobility especially for someone who hates exercise (she has probably done 20 minutes of formal exercise since high school. But I am remembering in PT and other classes I had (I used to be ACE certified a long, long time ago...well okay early 2000s) but the general public things being extra flexiblity is great! It's not necessarily so because you need the muscle strength to not pop out, overextend, etc. I do think it can be fascinating at times (now I didn't when I was in a lot of pain) to see the things my body can and can't do, that it used to do ,and when things change again (like the palms coming together behind my back was A HUGE thing for me). Anyway I'm babbling.

Okay UGH my freaking ingrown toenail is back, I think. I had it removed in 2010? Maybe 2009. I am giving it until next week and if not going to the doctor. The reason I'm not rushing, well one DH just started a new job and I don't have the insurance card and don't feel like dealing with just giving the policy number, and second because I know it means down time. I just don't remember how much. I think I was doing Classical Stretch DVDs the day after, but I really don't remember...I'm pretty sure I could cycle and probably do yoga..but geez I'm stubborn. Anyway if the salt water soaks don't help, I'll go to the doctor, podiatrist really, and be done with it next week.

Yesterday's eating was 1413 calories, 55 yoga minutes and 25 cycling minutes.

So today my dunce moment. I get on the scale. It says 159.2. I'm like "seriously I lost nearly 10 pounds overnight." I stepped on it again. 159.2. I moved the scale and kicked it, again 159.2. I'm starting to think "well sheez maybe I'm having one of those whoosh moments people talk about." I shower. Weigh again..no just 167.8 which seems more in line. I was excited about the 159, but then I knew I'd have to buy another scale AND weigh the kids, the dogs, and some weights to make sure something was correct..so in the end I'm kind of glad it was normal again. And seriously I'd be wondering WTH happened to lose that much weight overnight for me. I do go up and down 2-3 pounds, maybe 4, in a day...but not that much!

ItsMyTurn
08-17-2012, 11:13 AM
Diana - Sure sounds like the allergies are the key for you. Your mouth breaking out is a sure sign on you. I didn't get in cardio recovery as I came home from work early due to being ill yesterday. I am sure it's just from running on such little sleep and being worn out as I am doing better today, not 100%, but a lot better. Today I will do that workout though - I don't like to fall behind

HSMom - Congrats on the loss!!! :dance: You are doing great! We all like the almond milk. It is more expensive here then the regular, but me and youngest DD are lactose intolerant, so we can't do the regular. DD still sneaks some in, but honestly I prefer the almond milk in taste...and vanilla almond milk is like a dessert in a cup :)

Misti - Not unusual when you change up routine by going out of town to have water retention for up to a week. You are doing great, just stick with it :)

berryblondeboys
08-17-2012, 12:33 PM
Good day all. I'm just back from a BodyStep class in what seems like forever. It felt so GOOOOOD to be back at it. I took one riser out from the step, but other than that, I was able to do all the jumps and stuff to keep the heart rate up. I'm mighty sore from Wednesdays BodyPump class, but not enough to keep me from working out.

Hope the day is going well for everyone else.

Diana - I don't know what to tell you with the thyroid. Your history and mine are so different in how it affects our weight. Blood work will help

MamaKat - I hope that you body is cooperating with you today and not fighting you.

ItsMyTurn - Glad you are feeling better today and good call to get some sleep versus trying to squeeze in a workout.

SerenityDiva - sorry about the ingrown toenail. Isn't it amazing how little things can cause so much pain and disrupt everything? it's a TOE, but oh so important!

Misti - I'm just shy of being back from a trip and it took 6 days to drop all the water weight. Still not sure I'm not holding some as now I'm super sore from a strength training class and had a salty dinner last night which I'm sure both made me hold water over night. Only time will tell, right?

Diana3271
08-17-2012, 10:17 PM
Hi everyone! :wave:

Mamakat Our work schedule makes it very difficult to come to to cook daily. Eating out is so convenient for us. I also use a lot of coupons and can actually eat out just as cheap if not cheaper than cooking. I spoke with someone today that recommended an allergist to me. They are in my network. I think I am going to give them a call next week. I don't think you can have any antihistamines in your body for a week or two. I need to call to find out for sure. I am so tired of this mess. I guess what will really be frustrating is if it's confirmed that I am allergic to peanut/soy, I'm not any better off. I have been trying to avoid them as it is. :dunno: DH wants me to go so I can get to the bottom of all of this. Ha Ha Watch it's something totally different than I think it is. I wish it would be something a lot easier to avoid than the soy.

Serenity Ha Ha Wouldn't that be awesome to lose that much overnight? Ugh, on the ingrown toe nail. Sounds very painful. I hope the salt water helps.

Itsmyturn Sorry that you didn't feel well yesterday. I'm glad you are feeling better. Try to rest this weekend.

Berry Good job on the BodyStep class. How are you feeling with your food? Sometimes it hard getting back on track other times it's not.

Misti Hi :wave:

Diana3271
08-17-2012, 10:19 PM
Total Approx 1460 Calories + :coffee:

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (375 Calories)
Rudi's 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Flatz 100 calories
3 Slices Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey 60 calories
Honey mustard/Lettuce 25 calories
Oikos Strawberry Greek Yogurt 4 ounce container 90 calories
1 Apple 100 calories

Dinner (690 Calories)
Salad 150 calories
Grilled sirloin 400 calories
Steamed broccoli 100 calories
Raw carrots 40 calories

Exercise:
Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit

berryblondeboys
08-17-2012, 10:30 PM
... I spoke with someone today that recommended an allergist to me. They are in my network. I think I am going to give them a call next week. I don't think you can have any antihistamines in your body for a week or two. I need to call to find out for sure. I am so tired of this mess. I guess what will really be frustrating is if it's confirmed that I am allergic to peanut/soy, I'm not any better off. I have been trying to avoid them as it is. :dunno: DH wants me to go so I can get to the bottom of all of this. Ha Ha Watch it's something totally different than I think it is. I wish it would be something a lot easier to avoid than the soy.

I know you've seen an allergist before, but getting a second or even third opinion is good especially since you've been dealing with something that is causing you so much grief. As far as antihistimines go, I have no idea, but I know that they can stay in the system for a long time in trace amounts, but they'll be able to tell you for sure when you call for an appointment.

Berry Good job on the BodyStep class. How are you feeling with your food? Sometimes it hard getting back on track other times it's not.


The food stuff has been amazingly easy to jump back in and I think its' 100% to do with getting enough sleep. With good sleep I make better decisions, which means, for me, staying away from grains. I eat whatever fruit I want (no bananas though) and veggies, meats and nuts and a bit of dairy - just no grains or sugars. I've been eating beween 1400-1550 since I got back and I'm not hungry and I'm eating GOOD food.

Misti in Seattle
08-18-2012, 07:30 AM
Hi everyone

Up early this morning and trying to catch up a bit on reading your posts. Good job on sticking with it.

I finally managed a 260 this morning; it's early so there is still a chance to go down another one before breakfast LOL. I'm even waiting a while to have some iced coffee in hopes I will manage a 259! I am so anxious to get into the 250s!!!

Yesterday' food

AM - Tonic Alchemy in grapefruit juice

Breakfast
2 steamed eggs
1 piece manioc root bread (I love this stuff and is so filling; will order more from the health food store; they said they would ship it to me)

Lunch
Greek raspberry yogurt
banana

Snack
Small handful mixed nuts, dried cranberries

Dinner
Half order teriyaki chicken with brown rice
Salad

I have to admit I have not exercised this week. The heat has pretty much kept me crashed out under the fans. I was planning to go to the big pool early this morning for a workout but for once am not going to get up really early.

Diana3271
08-18-2012, 08:14 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave: I hope you have a great weekend!

Calories for yesterday: 1460 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 148.8
Down: .4

Berry I'm glad you have been able to get back on track quite easily. I don't know why, but I have also been like that since I reached my goal. I can go on vacation, take a weekend or holiday off and it's right back on track the day I plan to. Hopefully it stays like that for us.

Misti Congrats on the 260! I hope you see the 250's very soon. Keep up the great work!

mamakat
08-18-2012, 09:17 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

Diana Like Berry, I think getting more opinions are wise. It took years, several colonoscopies, blood tests and a camera and still no signs GI signs of damage from the gluten. There are no tests for Celiac's but it shows up in so many areas...mine was the absorption of Vitamin D, migraines..muscle pain on top of my normal MD which was near impossible to find. Finally my doctor diagnosed it saying it's one of the hardest diseases to find and diagnose, but if I abstained from gluten and noticed a difference, she wouldn't be shocked. Well, she wasn't shocked, but she had an 'I told you so' look when everything started hitting the norm for me. Gluten for a Celiac's can even cause depression and display signs of anxiety. With me, on top of muscle pain, that was a major factor in my every day life. Now that I'm clean, I know that the pain I have is either muscle related or exercise related or weather. I know that my depression is part of my Bipolar and not from gluten and if I have symptoms of anxiety, like I have in the past, I know to reassess whats going on instead of thinking I just have another weird stomach bug and nothing else. This took years and trial and error, but like you, I knew something was wrong...I'm crazy, but I'm not CRAZY. I hope you find out, even if it's for peace of mind...it really is a relief to KNOW even if there's not much of a solution. I can't tell you how justified I finally felt when I was diagnosed with several of my problems, even though some of them are not curable all are treatable and now I know and the people around me know, I'm not insane...at least when it comes to my body :lol:


Two days in a row, I have worked out to the Wii Fit Plus. It is kicking my butt. My calves are back in working order. My whole body is sore (from working out), but moving :) DH is back home and got coffee in bed this morning. I'm so spoiled. This morning the scale has read a new low...4more pounds to go to reach 110# lost. That's awesome. 7 to go to get to overweight. I'm trying not to bite my nails. I want to be overweight so bad! :D


I hope you all have a wonderful and healthy day!

SerenityDiva
08-18-2012, 10:17 AM
ItsMyTurn glad you are feeling better. And yep ItsMyTurn and Diana, freaking toenail...I even took Aleve last night hoping to help and put some old ingrown Dr. Scholl's (expired and at 1 a.m. while CVS may be open, I wasn't going). I figure Monday I'll call DH's HR and get the stupid policy number to get seen, well and fixed last time he did it all in one fell swoop.

Yay Melissa about the BodyStep class. I'm hoping it's water retention too. Bananas which I love unfortunately now give me heartburn. Figures. But I'm not a huge fruit person, if I had to choose between fruit and veggies..90% of the time it's going to be veggies. I am sure most people would prefer fruit, but it is too sweet (and this from a former Coca Cola addict?).

Diana good luck with the specialist. Food is so freaking complicated in some ways now, like before you wanted to avoid soy...don't eat soy. They put it in so many things it's like okay you can have this lettuce and cabbage from the produce department, and a chicken. The rest might or might now have soy, gluten, HFCS, or whatever else people are allergic or sensitive too. It's ridiculous.

Misti maybe you needed a break? Sometimes when I'm really not "there" mentally to work out, regardless of weather, it truly is my body telling me I need a break. That said, don't give it up! You know that already. I hope you enjoy the swim :D

MamaKat the vitamin D deficiency is what started my stepmom's road to be gluten free. It's a long story and she's always been healthy (weight wise and activity wise) which was why it was so puzzling. Now she's got MORE energy and she's 60. Most people think she's 10 years younger due to her energy level and weight..plus she told me "I'm NEVER going gray" although her mom (90 something now) has gray well really white hair and it rocks.

Well I think the adding fruit to the breakfast shake is helping me feel full so yay! Yesterday was higher calories, it isn't showing on the scale, but it was really dinner that was higher.

Calories for August 17th were 1948, 55 minutes of yoga, and 25 of cycling (this time I pushed it good :)

ItsMyTurn
08-18-2012, 11:49 AM
Diana - I definitely agree with your DH that it's time for you to finally get this figured out. If you have found an allergist who will help with that, go for it! I am betting you aren't far off, as we know our bodies well - especially through a journey like this ;)

Berry - I am so glad that you are having no issue getting right back on it! I know you are right about the sleep, on weekends I eat so much better and seem to lose better because I am getting proper sleep. Losing has been a HUGE challenge since starting school and only getting 3 1/2-4 hrs of sleep a night on weekdays, but not letting it deter. You have done so amazing!!!

Misti - Great job on the loss!

Mamakat - Coffee in bed... and balance is restored to the universe :) I am so glad you are doing better :)

Diva - Glad you are going to get the toe seen, will make it better to just have it taken care of. Not sure the expired meds will do you much good :lol: But sure does sound like something I would have done. Great job on the cycling, you have increased time well since you started! Look at that progress!

Cardio recovery yesterday for me. Today will be another Insanity workout and my oldest DD wants someone to walk with her as she is in the mood to get out of the house and push that new knee - who better than me to go with her? So we will be doing that later too :)

Campana
08-18-2012, 02:53 PM
Good morning everyone!! It's been an entire week since I've been here and I see lots of activity here. I hope eveyone is doing great! I have been helping a family member every night and I have not had time to come in here and talk with you ladies (well not really talk, I should say type lol) Eventhough I have not had time to log in I do still have you all in mind.

As for me even though I have been busy I have managed to stay in track. I see some improvement. My clothes is begining to fit less tight. It is not loose yet but I can tell I have more room in there. One of the reasons that motivated me was that at my heviest weight about 4 years ago I was a size 18, and now once again I am in an 18 but I began feeling them tight. I do not want to be a 20 and that is when I had it. As for the scale, I think I need a new one. I had the scale in the same place for more than a week. My husband always told me that the scale was wrong because he always weighed more here than at the gym. Well I think he was right. Yesterday morning I jumped in the scale and it said 210 & I was happy considering I began at 218.8. I deciding in moving it and I was 212 but I noticed where I had placed the scale would slightly tilt. So then I went ahead and placed it on a rug we have and there it read 202:eek::eek: I right away went and grabbed my husband and told him go weigh yourself. He said it seemed right more accurate to what he weighs. So once again today I made him weigh himself and sent him to the gym to go weigh himself and workout. Hopefully he comes back and says that it is right:crossed::crossed:. If so then I will be soo close to the hundreds.

Campana
08-18-2012, 02:55 PM
Mamakat great job on the workouts! And a huge congrats on the -4lbs.

ItsMyTurn
08-18-2012, 09:09 PM
Accomplished some cleaning, swimming, and Insanity today. Got schoolwork done early so that wasn't looming over my head and enjoyed the day. Hope everyone had a great one!

Diana3271
08-18-2012, 11:35 PM
I posted this at my exercise check-in. I am just going to copy and paste:

Hi Everyone! :wave:

No workout to report today. We were invited to a wedding reception. A couple weeks ago I started shopping to buy something to wear to this function. I still don't have many dress clothes since losing weight. I hate dressing up and I hate shopping even more than I hate dressing up. :D Last year, when I needed an outfit for the holidays, I found a SA that took the time to help me find a great outfit. I decided to go back to this store. Luckily enough, the same SA was there. I found an outfit that I really liked. I was also able to find the whole outfit at a reasonable price. I paid $70 for a dressy top, bottoms and dress Naturalizer shoes. I don't think that's bad at all. There were going to be some people at this reception that worked with my Mom before she retired. My Mom was always a very good dresser. She didn't wear designer clothes, she just knew how to put them together the right way. I wanted to make sure I looked my best at this event. Today, I took some extra time getting ready for the wedding reception we were attending. I wanted to look my best. I felt so chic and stylish today. I loved how I looked in my new outfit. I have been very overweight the majority of my life. Today is one of the times that I am so glad that I have been able to lose the weight. The reception was outside and it was a little warm. I didn't even break a sweat. I saw a lot of people sweating out there. Previously, I would have been one of them. In fact, I could out sweat the best of them. ;) They had these little chairs that are always at these events. I didn't feel like I was going to break the chair when I sat down. It was such an amazing feeling to be normal and to actually feel "chic" and "stylish". I also know that my Mom would have been proud of me.

Diana3271
08-18-2012, 11:55 PM
Normally, on Saturday night, I cook DH and I something different. I get tired of grilled protein/steamed broccoli. I knew we were going to the reception tonight, so I wanted to cook myself something different for lunch. DH had went fishing with a friend so I could make whatever I wanted. I have been craving fried chicken and sweet potatoes. :drool:. It was so freakin' good! Anyways, something else about my allergy. It has caused me to be an absolute b!tch at times. I get so pissed that I CAN'T have foods. It's not like it's a calorie thing. In the beginning of this weight loss journey, I would avoid foods because they were not worth the calories. Now I can't have anything and it upsets me. I think this has really caused me to think about food more and just cause problems in general. I remember at times my Mom or DH would want to go eat at a buffet. There was literally nothing I could eat there and I would pitch a fit. Just like a 3 year old. I would have eaten there in the past, but with the allergy, I couldn't. Another thing, when we go out, the waitress will ask if we want something ex: dessert. I don't eat dessert, but even if I did, I couldn't have it because of my allergy. I always catch an attitude and say I CAN'T have that. If I didn't have the allergy, like before, I would just nicely say, No Thank You. No biggie. Now I am pissed that I CAN'T have it. :lol: I am a freakin' mess with this allergy thing. I hope I can get it figured out and it's not as bad as what I think it is. Although, I think Itsmyturn is probably right. We know out bodies and I am probably on the right track. Oh well.

Anyways, tonight at the reception I had a small glass of wine, dry white rice (oh freakin' joy! :rofl:), dry bbq pork without the bbq sauce (oh freakin' joy! :rofl: I should have brought my own "safe" BBQ sauce) and a tiny piece of cake. I ate the smallest amount that I could get away with. Hopefully I don't have to pay for it.

I'm not sure of my calories, yet, but I worked really hard on the moderation thing today. I am actually very, very proud of how I ate. Hopefully the calories aren't too bad. ;)



Mamakat Good job on the Wii Fit! Ahh, coffee in bed is a good thing. Congrats on the new low! I hope you had a great day!

Serenity I'm glad the fruit has helped Good job on the workouts!

Itsmyturn Did you walk with your DD today? It sounds like she is doing great!

Campana Hi :wave: Good job staying on track and sticking to your plan.

Diana3271
08-19-2012, 12:06 AM
Total Approx 1820 Calories + :coffee: Not bad, could have been a lot worse

Breakfast (395 Calories + coffee)
spritz oil in pan
egg 70 cal
egg whites from carton 60 calories
Vegetable of choice
1/8 cup feta cheese 40 calories
Rudi's Whole Wheat English muffin 130 calories
1 teaspoon jam 20 calories
juice 75 calories
coffee w/sugar and cream

Lunch (600 calories, so feakin' good! :drool:)
Fried chicken breast filet 300 calories
mashed sweet potatoes 300 calories

Dinner (825 Calories)
small glass Riesling 125 calories
Dry white rice 200 calories (or less) Oh freakin' joy! :rofl:
dry BBQ pork without the BBQ part 200 calories (or less) Oh freakin' joy!:rofl:
small slice cake 300 calories

Exercise:
NONE

Misti in Seattle
08-19-2012, 05:05 AM
Hi everyone

Woke up in the night so decided to come on and post my info for yesterday.

Breakfast
1/2 order chicken teriyaki with a bit of brown rice

Lunch
hamburger patty
sliced tomatoes
red onions
dill pickle slices
lettuce
mustard, ketchup

Dinner
3 small slices healthy made pizza
mixed greens
1/2 fresh tomato
cottage cheese

Snack
Champagne grapes
banana
3 small chunks pineapple

Exercise
1 hour water workout

AM weight
260

Diana3271
08-19-2012, 09:05 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Calories for yesterday: 1820 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 148.8 (TTOM)
No Change

SerenityDiva
08-19-2012, 11:00 AM
Campana it must be a scale week..I had something earlier in the week (it said I lost basically 8 pounds overnight..um yeah right). Anyway I hope you find one you like. WTG on staying on track and the clothes being looser.

ItsMyTurn sounds like a productive day. Did you guys go for your walk with the new knee?

Diana first WTG on the $70 outfit, great deal especially with shoes! But also isn't it great not to feel all icky after being outside? That is probably one of my huge pet peeves about being heavier. ALL the skin folds and just my size makes me sweat more...and I hate to sweat (except for working out). HATE IT. There are other things I had about being overweight too, but that's one of the biggies.

I SLEPT last night without the toe waking me up. The night before I took a Lunesta I had and still didn't, but last night I took that Zquil because I really wanted to just sleep (I have been awakening with foot pain every freaking night since Tuesday). But knock on wood I think the medicine (now unexpired LOL) might be working? If so I will put off the doctor until the insurance card comes in. I would think soon after all he's been working there like 3 weeks (he changed jobs, got hired permanent and the new insurance cards should be here I would think). Anyway I'm babbling...again.

Calories a little high yesterday as we ordered a Pizza Hut Pizza, but I'm doing thin crust. Something a year ago you'd never believe as I was a huge PAN or deep dish fan. Only one piece though because apparently their pieces are huge (I guess learning portion sizes is getting to me) and it was not "that" good to eat more. I think my biggest over indulgence was watermelon and well sorry I love it, we get it rarely (2 times a summer?) so I'm going to eat it ;)

Calories 1842, cardio/cycling 25 and yoga 55 minutes.

berryblondeboys
08-19-2012, 11:47 AM
Diana - I would be a beotch too if I knew I couldn't have something... It's that you CAN'T have them that is the key problem. You decided not to have things for so long to lose the weight, but now to feel it's completely off limits is a new type of thinking. Plus, if you are constantly battling something, that has to affect your mood period. How could it not?

Mamakat - coffee in bed... must be nice! The most I've ever gotten brought to me in bed is my thyroid meds when I was taking them in the morning and that was ONLY if DH actually got up before me which isn't that common.

ItsmyTurn - I really don't know how you survive on fumes. I know you need to with your life right now, but when it settles down, you won't know what to do with yourself with being rested. That you even CAN make an attempt at weight loss and fitness with all going on in your life is amazing - something I couldn't do and DIDN'T do when I was overstretched for time. Kudos to you.

ItsMyTurn
08-19-2012, 01:43 PM
Diana - You should be very proud of how you ate, that's not easy. It sucks that you feel so bad about the allergies, that attitude stems from feeling like people are dangling things in front of you that you can't have - the same attitude I got last night when DH brought home regular ice cream and non that was lactose-free... We all have that 3yr old temper tantrum child in us that comes out on occasion.

Diva - So glad you were able to sleep without the toe causing you issues! That's great!

Berry - Thank you for your kind words. I am certainly not having an easy time of it, that's for sure. I do keep trying though, one step at a time. I know the lack of sleep feeds into the scale plateau though... not much I can do about that right now unfortunately. If my job would have let me work from home as initially agreed upon 3 1/2 yrs ago - and not have backed out after jumping through all their hoops, then I would be getting 6-7hrs of sleep a night. For the record, yes, still bitter. My manager asked why I was scowling last week - I wasn't... I was simply too dang tired to be all perky.. not my bad and my job performance isn't suffering - felt like telling her to bug off, it's HER doing that I am so tired... but I refrained. I can't drop anything from my plate though - it's all for my health and the betterment of our future and the kids' health.

I did not get the walk in yesterday. In the afternoon the temps skyrocketed again, so not able to. Then after Insanity, I had a heart episode. Had not had one in eons. I was cooling down and it went from 120 up to 199 and alarm going off all over the place. I was lightheaded, nauseous, etc. Once that calmed I was too tired, could barely get off the floor. I had heart surgery back in 2005 and it keeps me safe now, but I can't push after an episode without risking a heart attack or the heart stopping and going into cardiac arrest. Told her we would do it today though :D
Today's to-do list:
Groceries Insanity Walk with daughter reading schoolwork haircuts for the family brushing out the dogs if time permits and trimming around their paws and eyes

Misti in Seattle
08-19-2012, 03:37 PM
Grrrrr my weight was back up to 262 again this morning. But I'll get them!

I am trying to vary my eating a bit. For one thing, it is getting too monotonous and for another I found out that because I have only half of a thyroid, I should not be eating so much raw cabbage, cauliflower, etc. Plus I know I am really low on grains and need to kick that up a bit.

At the grocery store all of the "whole grain" bread had a bunch of junk in it I don't want... especially soy, which I know -- oops change that to my opinion is LOL... virtually all of grown in America has been sprayed with Monsanto Roundup, which I don't care to eat, thanks. So I drove to Great Harvest bakery and bought some "real" whole grain bread. It will have more calories but is far healthier.

Keep up the good work, all of you! We WILL make it. We can do this!!!

worththeeffort2
08-19-2012, 07:35 PM
Hi. I'm new. I've been on vacation from work since Aug. 16 and have used this time to reduce my sugar consumption. When I'm home, binging isn't a problem. When I'm at work, I react to stress by sugar binging. So, I'm hopeful that starting fresh Monday will really be starting fresh and I can keep my feet from straying toward the vending machine for candy bars.

Misti in Seattle
08-19-2012, 07:41 PM
Hello worththeeffort :welcome: So glad you found this thread and decided to join in right away.

Yes, the vending machines can be tempting at work! But I have found that bringing my own healthful snacks from home, such as fresh fruit and veggies, etc., can really help!!

Are you on a healthful eating and workout plan, or is that something you are still working to develop?