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08-01-2012, 11:01 AM
Good day, Chatters,

We are a group of people who want to be as healthy as possible.
Now, or at one time, we weigh-in on Thursdays. It's a very supportive group.
Come on in and stay!

I'm home from the beach. It was wonderful to relax with no housework or thoughts of problems.
I had lost a couple of pounds before the trip. I am sure those pounds are back. That's okay because I will exercise hard.

Let's talk!!!!!!!!


maureen kempster
08-01-2012, 01:19 PM
Hi all

Tina, glad you had a good time at the beach - it does us good to get away - my boss asked if I wanted to go with him & his girls this weekend(it's a long weekend for us) to Niagara Falls - but I suggested he get the lady who's going to be his nanny eventually - that way the girls get to know her & her them - but I'm still on for Cape Cod at the end of August - I've taken the first week in September off so that'll give me 2 weeks. Looking forward to the time off.

I've been sticking to program and will walk home today if it doesn't rain.
hope everyone's having a great day


08-01-2012, 01:59 PM
Maureen, you are going to Cape Cod? Wow! I wish I could come up and meet you there. That would be a blast.
Unfortunately, there are lots of things happening around that time. :(:(:(
(I don't think I could afford the airfare that far up anyway.) :dizzy:

It's hot here in TX!!!!!


maureen kempster
08-04-2012, 09:24 PM
Well I hope everyone's enjoying the nice hot summer - we need rain so badly here - it's 88 here & with the humidy it feels like 102!! glad I live in a semi-basement apartment it's always cool.

I have a long weekend - glad for the time off - even though I did go in for 3 hours this afternoon.

I'm finishing week 4 of doing WW on line - weigh in tomorrow morning - keep your fingers crossed - I've been really sticking to program

well let's all have a great rest of the weekend

talk soon


maureen kempster
08-05-2012, 09:48 AM
down 1 lb for 4.2 in 4 weeks - I'll take it -

hope we all have a great weekend


08-05-2012, 10:50 AM

Maureen, that s awesome!!!!!!! :bravo:

I hope all Chatters are well and having a super weekend. :hug:

08-06-2012, 11:53 AM
Hope everyone is doing well. I haven't been on here as much lately, hubby and I are doing some house remodeling and other things going on.... I'm hanging in there. I was up last week and down a bit this week. Hoping to be down more tomorrows WI. The weather is finally cooling down!!! Yay!!! :) The 90's are SO not for me!! Hope everyone else is having better weather too. Take care all, I will post more tomorrow.

08-06-2012, 07:13 PM
Hi to all who post here. You helped me out with info. a couple of weeks ago.
I am getting closer and closer to all Core/Filling Foods. Thanks for the input.
Good luck to you all!
234.6/192/170 and thinner to goal :cheers:

08-06-2012, 11:55 PM
Hi all,

Sis, we've missed you!!!! Congratulations on staying with it. And, wow to the remodeling. I want to see pictures. :D
Susan, how are you?
Jeanne, how is work?
Janelle, and all, please "sign in.". :)
Maureen, how was your weekend?
Anyone have a good blueberry muffin recipe?


08-07-2012, 02:56 AM
Hi, I'm Laura. I do WW myself from home, not online or anything. I weigh in on Sundays and Thursdays. Right now its the wrong TOM for losing but I'm hoping for any loss at all on my Thurs weigh-in. I've been working out like a maniac (at the Y) so I really want to see some reward for that on the scale. :goodscale

08-07-2012, 11:43 AM
Chubbygirl, :welcome3: You will find lots of support here.
Good luck with your workouts.

I started arm exercises today. I looked in the mirror and saw flab! :o:o:o


maureen kempster
08-07-2012, 01:17 PM
Welcome Laura you're in the right place - lot's of good advice and super people on this board.
I'm doing ww for the ??? time on line this time but I don't think I'll renew my membership there. I feel I can get what I need from other boards and here at no cost.

Good luck in your journey.

Good for you Tina with the arm exercises. --I'm hoping to walk home today if the rain holds off. keep your fingers crossed.

hope we all have a great day on program we're worth it


PS I'm changing my tracker!!!! hurray

08-09-2012, 09:26 AM
Good morning,
Yes, I'm at the computer early for me today. I had to get up for the bathroom and just stayed awake. :D

Maureen did you get to walk home? You are an inspiration! Is there interesting stuff to see while walking? I like listening to music while walking. It makes the time fly.

Sis, how was your weigh-in? I hope good. Have you and your husband finished the house remodeling? That is usually an on-going job. I'm so glad we don't have to do that now. Our place was new when we bought it. Yea!
(I still so miss my yard, though.)

Laura, I hope you have a good weigh-in. Fingers crossed here for you! :hug:
Oh, I forgot to mention to you that I am a Lifetimer who has several pounds to make it back to goal range. :o

Does anyone else want to talk????? :):):)


08-09-2012, 07:38 PM
Hi ladies! (and guys if there are any here)

I lost 2 more pounds! I'm on a roll, that makes total of 20 pounds lost now!

And today I had my best workout ever! 3 hrs of intense cardio, 30 mins strength training, and 30 crunches! Also I have started the "couch to 5k" and I have completed the 1st 2 training sessions. Soooo amazed and proud that I am doing this!

diet is going good. But I'm hardly even counting my ww points this week because I'm using much less than I'm allowed. Guess I'm more calorie counting this week. But I do luv ww!

maureen kempster
08-09-2012, 08:37 PM
Laura you're doing fantastic - I wish I had your energy - the way you're going you'll be at goal before you know it


08-11-2012, 03:00 AM
hi ladies I snuck a peek at the scale between weigh days. i think I lost another 2 pounds but it could just be a natural fluctuation of the scale so I think I'll pull on my patience pants and just wait till Sunday to make it official. (I weigh biweekly sun&thurs)

diet is going great. exercise is even better. Did I tell you guys that I have decided to do the training for a 5k? It's called couch-to-5k. I love it. I've completed week 1 already.

I exceeded my goal today of working out 3 hrs a day. I did 3hrs 25 mins of cardio. Tomorrow I am letting myself sleep in since I've been up early every day this week to hit the Y first thing. What a treat! And Sunday I think I'm going to try a new class called Pi-Yo. (pilates-yoga) Sounds good.

so what's new with y'all?

08-11-2012, 10:37 AM
Hi guys! It's Saturday, sorry I didn't post earlier this week. I was up the .2 I was down last week. :*( Oh well, I will just keep trying to get OP and get in some exercise. I know I need to do that. Hope everyone here is doing great. We are having wonderful weather this week! Thank goodness with all the stuff going on in the house. Take care everyone! Have an AMAZING week!

08-11-2012, 04:27 PM
Good day!
It's beautiful weather here, too.

Laura, wow to all that exercising. Just remember that we gain a little from muscle after lots of exercising. Great work. :carrot:

Sis, missed you! What all are you doing to the house? Does it involve several rooms? :dizzy:
Are you drinking lots of water? Are you eating all your daily points. I understand not eating enough can cause us to gain. Weird!
Keep at it because you really are doing great!!! :dance:

Maureen, what are you doing this weekend?

I've got to clean bathrooms today. Yuck

maureen kempster
08-11-2012, 09:24 PM
All I can say it's a good thing today is the end of my ww week because if I had any points left this morning they're all gone now!!! My sister had a party for her husband's 50th and I ate much more than I should of. I'll let you know what happens with weigh in tomorrow!!

have a good rest of the evening


08-11-2012, 09:53 PM
Maureen, we gotta splurge at birthday parties. :lol:


08-12-2012, 02:29 AM
hi ladies! Tomorrow is weigh day for me sisnce I weigh thurs and sun. I have a good feeling about it though. Had a good day today.

08-12-2012, 05:15 PM
Good Luck, Laura!!!

maureen kempster
08-13-2012, 01:11 PM
it's getting very discouraging- I stick to program - enter everything I eat and in 5 weeks all I've lost is 3.4 lbs! As I said in earlier post I realize at my age this is a slower process but lordy lordy lordy - how slow can it be without going in reverse?????

well, I'm hoping to walk home again if it doesn't rain -

talk to you later


maureen kempster
08-13-2012, 07:07 PM
hurray I was able to walk home - great way to start the week

08-13-2012, 07:11 PM
:dance: Maureen :carrot:
Listen, I'm with you about these pounds not coming off fast. However, I can tell that my measurements are better. Have you measured lately? Maybe that will help.

08-13-2012, 07:58 PM
I'm so sore and tired. Had a tough workout today. Nothing a few ibuprofen won't fix.
Did 1 hr water aerobics, 45 mins yoga, 25 mins recumbent cross-trainer, and my c-2-5-k session of walking and jogging in intervals for 25 mins. Also, I tried some new things- did 5 mins on the rowing machine and 35 mins on the elliptical trainer.

I must say, that 35 mins on the elliptical is a NSV for me! I've tried it in the past and could only do it for a couple mins. Literally 1 or 2 mins and all my muscles would be screaming for me to get off. Today i did it and yes, it was hard but nothing I couldn't handle. I am making progress!

diet is going swell.

have a good day ladies!

maureen kempster
08-13-2012, 08:53 PM
Laura - I don't know how you do it!!! you'll be at goal in no time

08-13-2012, 11:17 PM
Wow, Laura, that was a great workout. :bravo:

08-15-2012, 10:45 AM
Good Wednesday!!!

What are you doing just for yourself today? :dance:
I'm going to Target and look at everything. (In order to look, I will WALK a lot. :)

maureen kempster
08-15-2012, 07:11 PM
Target's coming up to Canada soon - I hope we get the same bargains!!
I walked home monday & yesterday - today I walked half way home then took the bus the rest of the way

08-16-2012, 06:46 PM
Hi all,
How has your day been? I didn't exercise today. I will tomorrow.

Maureen, congrats on all your walking.


08-17-2012, 06:10 PM
Hello all. I made it back to my meeting on Thursday after not making it for about 4-5 weeks. With that said I have gone up a few pounds, but I expected it so it will be okay. I'm back on the wagon and know that I can do this. Hope everyone is doing well.

08-17-2012, 11:55 PM
Yea, Dori. I am so proud of you!!!!! :bravo:
You can do this!

My measurements are better. My stomach is actually getting smaller. Now, I just wish the scale would move. :)

It is quiet right now. I hope everyone had a good Friday.


08-18-2012, 11:53 AM
Hi everyone! Just a quick fly by to say hi! On my way to work!!! (overtime):dizzy:

YAY TO TARGET GOING TO CANADA!!!!!! You girls will love it!

WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME TO LAURA!!! You will love these girls! Keep up the good work!

Susan - Hi! Miss you!
Tina - Glad you had a great time at the beach! Hope your summer has been restful!
Maureen & Marion - My canadian friends......hope everyone is healthy!
Hi Dori!
Tammy - I've been following you on fb! Seems you've been pretty busy!

Hope I didnt miss anyone! Have a great weekend. We are getting a break from the hot, humid weather. Forecast shows high 70's!!!!!!!!!!!! for the next 14 days! Wow!!!!!!!

08-19-2012, 11:00 AM
Good morning!!!!

I hope everyone is having a super weekend. :):):)


08-20-2012, 09:44 PM
Hi everyone, just stopping by to say hi. I'm looking forward to weighing Thursday. I'm only 4 lbs away from my August goal. I would luv to meet that goal early. Trying to stay away from the scale between now and then.

maureen kempster
08-21-2012, 01:10 PM
Hi everyone

Tina how've you been? anything new and exciting happening? it's been really quiet on the boards lately. I managed to walk home yesterday and it looks like the weather will be nice enough to do so again today. After 6 weeks of on line WW I managed to lose 5 lbs!!! Just 1 more to get into the next set of 10's - hopefully this sunday

Laura you're doing fantastic - keep it up

well, here's to a great rest of the day


08-23-2012, 05:58 PM
Hi all,
We went back to the beach for a few nights. This is something that we never do. It was fun and lots of exercise! I am anxious to weigh.

Laura, you are doing great!

Jeanne, it is good to hear from you.

Maureen, you're right, it's way too quiet around here.
I understand that it's crazy you doing all that walking and staying OP and just losing a few pounds. HOWEVER, you are so consistant in your exercising and eating healthy. I'll bet those pounds just fall off some day soon. :o ;)


maureen kempster
08-23-2012, 07:30 PM
sounds like you had a nice time at the beach -I managed to walk home 3 nights this week - so not too bad - it's crazy busy at work.

I was wondering if anyone on here had skype? if you did we could have our own meeting on line

it's an idea

well hope we all have a great evening

talk to you all later

08-24-2012, 09:31 AM
Morning everyone! Still working o.t!!!! Hope everyone is healthy and active and enjoying summer. It is coming to an end. :(

Heading into work. Have a great day. I'll check back over the w/e and post!!!!!!! ;)

08-24-2012, 01:49 PM
Happy Friday!

Jeanne, that's great about getting some overtime. :carrot:
Dori, how's it going?
Janelle, it has been awhile. Hope things are okay and your husband is doing good.
Susan, come back to us. :hug:

Maureen, no I don't have skype. I have something on the iPad. ?????

Sis, hope you aren't buried under house repairs. How are you???

Today it has been raining. I am tired from our trip and don't want to move. :lol:

Any plans for the weekend?

08-25-2012, 09:56 AM
Good morning all. Things are going well. I had my weigh in on Thursday and was surprised to be down 3.2#. Woot woot! Work is good as well. I have a great group of kids this year. I'm going to have to do some accommodations and modifications to make sure they are grasping the material but that is part of my job so it will be okay. The main struggle for me right now is my spiritual walk. I know it's not God's intention for me to continually struggle so I have to get off my butt and do what I know I need to do. I must do my part.

Well with all that said I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Remember to drink your water and keep your booties moving. :dance:

maureen kempster
08-25-2012, 10:59 AM
Dori, good for you with the loss - that's so encouraging
Tina, hope you're relaxing and enjoying the weekend.
Jeanne don't work too hard - relax a bit
Today I'm going to my sister's and having vegan lasagna for supper. I was up at 5 this morning and got my washing done and actually washed my floors!! I hate housework but it had to be done

let's all have a great day on program

we're worth it


08-26-2012, 11:11 AM
Maureen, how was the lasagna?

maureen kempster
08-26-2012, 11:53 AM
Tina, it was great!!!

08-27-2012, 12:17 PM
:carrot: Happy Monday! :carrot:

Good luck to all our teachers!


08-29-2012, 11:41 AM
HI all,

It's Wednesday....let's have a great day!


08-30-2012, 03:32 AM
hoping for a good weigh-in in the morning! :crossed:
I'll check in tomorrow. my back has been killing me for 2 days and I need to take some ibuprofen and hit the sack. Nite ladies!

08-30-2012, 07:27 PM
:goodscale: Lost another pound! Just 2 lbs away from my Aug challenge (deadline Sunday) I can do it!

08-30-2012, 07:57 PM
Hello ladies. Hope everyone is doing well. Things this way are still good. Weight in today and I'm down another 1.2# for a total of 4.4# in two weeks. That's not too bad at all. I plan on introducing exercise this week so we'll see what happens next week. We'll be headed out of town for Labor Day weekend and I'm looking forward to the short amount of time away. I must run for now. I have 2 papers to finish before I can go to bed today. Ciao ciao for now.

08-30-2012, 11:30 PM
Laura and Dori. it's so good to hear from you.
Laura you are doing soooo good. :carrot:
Dori, wow to k4.4 in two weeks. :dance: Enjoy the weekend.


08-31-2012, 11:24 AM
Maureen---Where Are You!!!!!

maureen kempster
08-31-2012, 06:42 PM
Tina!!!I'm here lol-I'm off now until Sept 10- doing absolutely nothing - I've made appointments at the eye doctor & the dentist and if I can find a doctor I'll try and book a physical- thank God I'm healthy because it's impossible to find a dr around here -

long weekend here too so I'm going to relax - what's everyone else up to? Tina I hope you're not getting or didn't get any of that storm

I'll be on here over the weekend so enjoy the rest of the evening


08-31-2012, 10:23 PM
hi everyone! things are going good for me except my back hurting. food and exercise were good for me today. Tomorrow I am going to a bbq so I hope I stay on track. I think I'll be fine though. have a great labor day weekend everyone!

08-31-2012, 11:54 PM
I hope we all have a great weekend!

Monday, we plan on cooking out.

The weather---We didn't get any rain or anything. It was all to our east. Even if it had been closer, we were on the "dry side" which means no or very little rain.

Laura, I'm sure you'll stay on track.
Maureen, I need to visit the eye doctor. My reading glasses are way too old. :lol:
I don't like going to a dentist.
Hope everyone else is fine!

09-03-2012, 12:24 AM
went over my calories at the bbq by 700. yikes
my weekend is going great.
Didn't quite meet my Aug goal to get down to 299. I'm 300. Close!

Made some new goals for Sept and I'm excited and refreshed:
1. lose 13 pounds by 9/30
2. do 60 hours of cardio this month (15 hrs per wk)
3. log 60 miles of walking, jogging, cycling, elliptical, rowing, cross-trainer, etc.

09-03-2012, 09:46 PM
Happy Labor Day to us Americans!!!!
Mimi and Maureen, I hope this was a good work day!

Laura, I love your goals for Sept. I will have to make some and post them.


maureen kempster
09-04-2012, 08:32 AM
Good morning all
Tina is today your Labor Day? my calendar shows monday-I'm off for the rest of the week. Quebec has its provincial elections today - what party gets in will help me make my decision on whether I stay in this city or move over to Ottawa - so come 9:30 AM I'm out voting!!!
I hope we all have a great day on program

enjoy the rest of the day


09-04-2012, 11:41 AM
Monday, yesterday, was Labor Day. Maureen, I need a map----how far are you to Ottawa????
Do you want to move? I certainly hope you don't have to make another move!

Everyone---drink you water and journal at least ONE meal. :)

maureen kempster
09-04-2012, 12:24 PM
Tina - I live in Gatineau Quebec and work in Ottawa, Ontario - it takes me less than 1/2 hr to get to work by bus - and I can walk home in 1 hr. I'm just over the bridge - the boundry between Ontario & Quebec where I live is about half way through the Ottawa River!!! you can find it on google maps- I will eventually move as I'm trying to buy another condo here-I love my sister but I don't want to continue paying her mortgage!!lol

09-04-2012, 05:30 PM
It's September! It's time for a new thread.

Come on over!!!