100 lb. Club - Getting out of the 260s and 250s ::new::

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10-22-2012, 09:47 AM
Started a new thread like we discussed yesterday.

I'm still teetering on the edge of the 240's at 251.0. I have a feeling this week will be my week! :D

Hang in there everybody!

10-22-2012, 11:28 AM
Official weigh-in for the week: 258.8

Judy Lynn
10-22-2012, 11:55 AM
I started Weight Watchers on Saturday and weighed in at 269.6. Ugh! I am so disgusted with muself for letting this happen again. :(

10-23-2012, 12:19 AM
Judy Lynn - what counts is that you're back in the saddle. I'm also on WW (and lovin' it!). This thread is full of supportive ladies (though gents are welcome too, of course).

10-23-2012, 11:07 AM
I'm still here..still sitting at 252.

10-23-2012, 11:11 AM
I am today officially out of the 260's and current 259lbs i still have a long long way to go but im feeling really postive xxx

10-23-2012, 04:14 PM
I'm here at least until Christmas--would love to move to a new level for New Year's.

10-23-2012, 10:20 PM
YAY for a new thread! I keep going up and down. I may stay off the scale for a week. This usually happens when I start exercising....and it is just frustrating!
Weighed in at 265.4 this morning. Ready to see the 250's AGAIN!

10-24-2012, 10:24 AM
252.2 this morning. Normally seeing a 1.2 lb increase would make me flip out and get depressed, but I'm determined to make the best of it. So I'm going through what I've eaten in the past week and even though I've mostly been at or under calories, I think I'm slacking on the quality of the calories. Definitely not enough veggies this week. So, I'm going to change that for the rest of the week, go for a walk, and focus on being healthy instead of making the scale budge.

10-24-2012, 10:28 AM
I just hit 260 this morning. Yay! :) Yesterday was officially a week on WW and I've lost 5 pounds. I had been on low carb for over a year and lost over 70 pounds, but for the last couple of months had stalled out and just kept gaining and losing the same few pounds. WW's helped me break through and start heading downwards again. And this is so much easier to follow than Atkins.

10-24-2012, 12:10 PM
257.8, heading on down.

s rosa
10-24-2012, 12:36 PM
:hi I'm somewhere in the low 260s (haven't weighed for a couple weeks). I've been backsliding the last 2-3 weeks but I had to go to the doctor yesterday and having to state my weight (just said 260) in front of my dr and my husband got my butt back into gear today. I'm on W3D2 of c25k, hoping to complete it before Christmas :D

10-24-2012, 03:35 PM
Weighed in this morning at 263.0 ... Hoping to start moving in the right direction!! Finally the scale is going DOWN! I think it's because of the insanity workout! I will complete week 2 day 2 today!

10-25-2012, 12:23 AM
I've heard eating too little can cause you not to lose. I don't know if it's true though

10-25-2012, 12:34 AM
I don't know about causing you NOT to lose, but I absolutely lose faster and more when I eat a little more.

10-25-2012, 10:19 AM
252.2 again. But I'm still determined to be positive.

I try to vary my days and have some days at calories, some days over, and some days under. I've been doing that for the past two and a half months and it has been working well for me so far until the last few days. I think I might be getting a little greedy though, because I've still lost 7-8 lbs this month. Maybe I just need to give my body a break and be happy with my progress so far? Two days is hardly a plateau after all.

If things don't improve by the end of this weekend though, I might need to reevaluate. The scale is a fickle fickle thing when you're an everyday weigher.

10-25-2012, 10:55 AM
I think 7-8 pounds in a month is great! I weigh every morning also and some days, like this morning, I can be up almost 2 pounds. I don't let it bother me though. I've been weighing almost every morning for over a year now and I know how it can really fluctuate from day to day. Now if it doesn't go back down after a day or two then I will make some changes. Since WW's is new for me I'm still wondering if I'm doing it right and if it's going to work. Eating carbs still feels weird to me.

10-25-2012, 01:26 PM
LebenAlles - you KNOW that 2 days at the same weight is nothing but a blip! Just keep on keepin' on, the 40s are on their way.

In exciting news, I am down over 50 pounds as of this morning!!! I weighed in at 256.2!

10-26-2012, 10:25 AM
Thanks Mandy and Jenicra, you guys were right. I figured out the culprit of the gain...TOM decided to visit early! yaaaaay. :rolleyes:
Oddly enough, I'm back down to 251.2 today, so maybe my usual TOM water weight gain has already happened. Doesn't make me feel any less like a bloated walrus though! Ha!
I still feel like the 240's are in my very near future...just gotta make it through these next few days!

10-26-2012, 10:29 AM
Oh and Jenicra, :congrat: on your 50lb milestone!! That is an amazing goal to reach...feels fantastic doesn't it? For some reason it wasn't until I reached that that I really felt like 'hey, im doing this...really doing this'.
You are rocking it!

Judy Lynn
10-26-2012, 05:49 PM
In exciting news, I am down over 50 pounds as of this morning!!! I weighed in at 256.2!

:carrot: That's awesome!

Judy Lynn
10-27-2012, 04:38 PM
My first weigh in back on Weight Watchers and I am down 3 pounds. :carrot:

10-28-2012, 04:49 PM
Congrats on the weight loss JudyLynn! Love those big numbers when you start up, right?

I'm down to 255.6 as of this morning. Hoping it'll stick around for tomorrow's official weigh in!

10-29-2012, 09:49 AM
Congratulations on your weight loss everyone! I finally made it out of the 260's. It took months, but I did it.

10-29-2012, 10:20 AM
Congrats Mandy!! Welcome to the 250's!

I feel like I will never ever see a lower number than 251, haha. I've been bouncing around between 251 and 252 for several weeks now and it's really getting old. I was hoping to reach my November 1st goal of 249 but it looks like that isn't going to happen. You guys are stuck with me a little longer!

10-29-2012, 10:48 AM
Even if it doesn't happen by November 1st it won't be long. You will get there :)

10-29-2012, 11:08 AM
Congrats on the new decade, mandydawn! LebenAlles, you'll be there before you know it (and then right back out - gotta love the 240s board!)

Official weight for the week: 255.6

10-29-2012, 11:45 AM
I'm getting so close to the first goal I set for myself. It took me over a year, but I'm so happy I've stuck with it. When I was at 336, 250 seemed so far away, but now it's within reach. Yay! It has been a lot of years since I've seen the 250's. My next goal will be to get to onederland.

10-31-2012, 03:57 PM
255.4 this morning. How are y'all doing?

Judy Lynn
11-01-2012, 11:51 AM
Congratulations on your weight loss everyone! I finally made it out of the 260's. It took months, but I did it.

Way to go Mandydawn! :carrot:

I am trying not to get discouraged; my scale has not budged all week. I wish I could stay off the d**n thing.

Other than that, things are fine with me. Lots of cute little ghosts and goblins last night for Halloween. I told DH to take all the leftover candy to his office this morning. I only had two mini Tootsie Rolls.

11-01-2012, 12:53 PM
Thank you Judy. I wish I could say I just ate two tootsie rolls last night, but I ate so much candy! I used 23 of my weekly points and I'm only on day 3. I was out of control last night. Once I got started I just kept going. I have to get back on track today and just forget about last night. I'll probably be back in the 260's for the next week or so because of my candy binge :( I have to get rid of all the candy at the house so I'm not tempted to do it again.

11-01-2012, 01:26 PM
I made it through Halloween without too big of a dent. 254.4 today.

11-02-2012, 02:14 AM
I can't seem to see a budge in the scale. I have been the same weight for a week. 264.8 ugh! Sometimes it is frustrating not seeing a change. I took the batteries out of the scale and put them in back in just to make sure there wasn't anything crazy going on. No change. sigh. I guess it is better than going up!

11-02-2012, 10:29 AM
Well the scale really showed all that candy this morning. I'm back to 263 :( My goal is to make it to 250 by December 1st and I just made it harder on myself. It's going to be tough enough with Thanksgiving coming up.

11-02-2012, 06:51 PM
Mandydawn, yes, it is going to be tough, but you (we!) can totally do it. What's your plan of attack for the holiday season? I need to be thinking about this myself, actually. Hmmm...

I stayed at 254.4 for today's weigh-in.

11-04-2012, 11:48 AM
Meh. Down five pounds in the last two months to 257, but holding. I need to just kick myself into getting moving again. I need to get rid of the Halloween treats, start walking again, do the whole foods routine. I'd like to give myself another five pound loss as a Christmas present.

11-04-2012, 06:14 PM
Nothing much to report for me because I've gone on a twelve day no scale challenge over on the one year challenge thread. Started that on Halloween Day, so I've still got another week. The first few days were mostly okay, but last night and this morning was really really tempting, as Sundays are usually when I see significant drops. I FEEL like I've lost. But I won't know until next Sunday. Agh! I don't know what is worse...the anxiety of not knowing or knowing and being disappointed. I'll stick it out though, for sure.

Thanks for the encouragement earlier, jenicra and mandy...who knows, maybe Sunday will have me saying hello to a new thread!

11-05-2012, 10:03 AM
The scaled showed 260 this morning. I guess that's a little improvement from the other day, but I really want to be at or under 250 by December 1st. I took the kids to the movies yesterday and had buttered popcorn, so that was my dinner. I've used up almost all my weekly points, but it's day 7 so tomorrow I can start over.

As far as my plan of attack for the holidays. I'm really not sure. Would it be better to just let myself have whatever I want for one day and then just stay away from the leftovers or would it be better to set limits for myself? I don't know. Portion control is my biggest issue.

11-06-2012, 02:03 AM
I had a 60 second pout session this morning when my weekly weigh-in showed *only* a 1 pound loss. Then I pulled up my big girl panties (which are kind of baggy right now) and patted myself on the back - helllloooo, one pound is awesome - duh! Now, do I hope to see a drop soon? Of course! ;) I think water weight in the culprit (my legs are sore after walking over 12 miles up and down hill this weekend, canvassing door to door *don't forget to vote*).

Mandydawn, I think my plan for Thanksgiving will be to prepare healthier version of my favorite dishes and enjoy them fully. Mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, turkey breast, dinner rolls and dessert. I also need to make sure to get in my exercise on the day of (and before, and after!). During other holiday celebrations (friendsgiving and leftovers), I will try to be a bit more mindful, but will still be digging in to my weekly point allowance I'm sure.

11-06-2012, 09:29 AM
Since I'm not weighing in, I'll at least say that I definitely feel at least two pounds lighter than my last weigh in. At least. I'm expecting to be around 246 next weigh in, but hopefully my expectations aren't too lofty.

In preparation for standing in long lines outside for ELECTION DAY!! I am wearing a nice sweater. We actually have a high of 67 down here today, which is really low for us...so it's chilly! Anyways, the sweater is from a target in the regular section which is something I haven't been able to say in a long itme. Pretty excited about that.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Judy Lynn
11-06-2012, 11:26 AM
Jenicra, I know what you mean, I had a little pout session on Saturday when I only lost half a pound at weigh in, but I got over it quickly and I am having a good week. One pound is still a good, healthy loss. They all add up!

LebenAlles, congrats on the sweater! I haven't shopped in the regular section for so long I forget what it's like. I walk past it and think, Wow! that stuff all looks so tiny!

I am doing pretty good. I really need to get my butt in gear and start exercising though. And tracking my points would be good, so far I have just been winging it.

Well, Happy Election Day to all of you in the U.S.

11-07-2012, 01:28 PM
Ate too many cookies last night (to be fair, they were REALLY GOOD cookies). 254.4 this morning.

Judy Lynn
11-07-2012, 07:18 PM
Good news! I saw 259 on my scale this morning! This was my morning nekkid WI, so it will be a while yet before it becomes official at my Weight Watchers meeting (where I usually wear jeans), but it was so encouraging to see that 6 drop down to a 5 in the middle. :carrot:

11-08-2012, 09:43 AM
Still at 260 this morning.

Congrats Judy on your 259. I'm right behind you. :) It was nice being in the 250's for a bit, but I quickly went back to the 260's. I will get back there again soon though.

LebenAlles congrats on staying strong and doing your 12-day scale challenge. It would be really hard for me to not peek. :)

Hope everyone has a great day!

11-08-2012, 01:29 PM
It has been/will be a hard week weight-wise. Elections and engagement parties, then family coming to visit Friday-Sunday, friends from Sunday-Tuesday. Happy to report 253 on the scale this morning though - a new low!

11-08-2012, 02:54 PM
Congrats on the 253 Jenicra!

11-08-2012, 10:11 PM
I've been stuck in the high 180s low 190's for like 2 yrs! aahhh

11-09-2012, 01:25 AM
*Sigh* It's funny because I'm trying to get into this group so that I can get out (currently 272.2). I'll be seeing you all in about 2.2 pounds! haha

11-09-2012, 09:47 AM
Dun dun dunnnn...the countdown begins! Sunday is the end of my twelve day no scale challenge and I'm really anxious to see if I'll be waving you guys through the finish line on the next thread!

Keep it up everybody, you're all awesome!

11-09-2012, 09:59 AM
Looks like LebenAlles will be moving on to the next thread and ASaladandaDream will be joining the group. Congrats to you both! I can't wait to hear how much you lost when you weigh in on Sunday LebenAlles. I'm still trying to get back down to 258. I'll give it awhile longer and if I don't start losing again then I'm going to cut a couple of daily points off and see if that helps.

Judy Lynn
11-09-2012, 11:33 AM
Dun dun dunnnn...the countdown begins! Sunday is the end of my twelve day no scale challenge and I'm really anxious to see if I'll be waving you guys through the finish line on the next thread!

Keep it up everybody, you're all awesome!

Congratulations on sticking with you no scale challenge, that would be hard.

It has been/will be a hard week weight-wise. Elections and engagement parties, then family coming to visit Friday-Sunday, friends from Sunday-Tuesday. Happy to report 253 on the scale this morning though - a new low!

Congrats! You will be in the 240 thread soon also!

Looks like LebenAlles will be moving on to the next thread and ASaladandaDream will be joining the group. Congrats to you both! I can't wait to hear how much you lost when you weigh in on Sunday LebenAlles. I'm still trying to get back down to 258. I'll give it awhile longer and if I don't start losing again then I'm going to cut a couple of daily points off and see if that helps.

I wonder if your body is still adjusting to the transition from low carb? What day is your weigh in?

I was still 259 this morning. We got a huge dump of snow overnight. Made driving to work rather interesting. I may leave work early, we'll see. My boss is off to Hawaii today for his son's wedding. Lucky duck!

Have a great Friday!

11-09-2012, 01:14 PM
My official weigh in is on Tuesdays. Next Tuesday will make four weeks. I'm still down from where I started, but my lowest weigh in was 258 and right now I'm at 260. Hopefully by Tuesday I'll at least be back to 258.

I'm still getting used to looking up and figuring points. The hard part for me is when I go out somewhere and I don't have the nutrition info in order to figure up the points accurately. For example, last week I went to the buffet at the casino with my mom. I tried to stick to things that I thought would be lower in points and only get small amounts, but when I got home and got the books out to count up the points it was really difficult. I tried to estimate a little on the high side just in case. It's also hard when I cook at home and I'm trying to add up everything from each ingredient and then divide it into portions. Last night I made a dish that I also fixed when I was doing low carb, which was browned/drained hamburger, cabbage and rotel, but I made such a big batch that it was difficult for me to tell just how much hamburger I had in my portion. It's just not as easy as just staying away from carbs altogether (except for low carb veggies of course).

I just have to adjust. I'm sure it will get easier with time and I'll be better able to judge the portions. Portion control is my main problem, which I think is why Atkins was fairly easy for me. Meat and eggs and full fat things like caesar dressing and real mayo just keep me satisfied longer and apparently carbs just trigger more hunger for me.

But I do enjoy having some fresh fruit now and my Special K cereal that I carefully measure out. I truly feel that Weight Watchers is better in the long run and I'm okay with the weight coming off slowly as I know this is a lifestyle change that I intend to stick with forever and not just a temporary diet.

11-09-2012, 01:38 PM
Sometimes I hesitate to join these "getting out of" threads, because it's a lot of pressure (for me, LOL). But what the heck. I'll join. 265 this am, so 16 pounds to get below blasted 250. Can't wait.

11-11-2012, 02:42 AM
I'm still hanging on - busy week, lots of good food, less exercise because those with me are physically unable to do a lot of the typical active touristy things. Bur I'm making it through, maybe won't be a losing week, but I'm still working the plan.

11-11-2012, 10:46 AM
263 today! Checked out my weight tracker from back in 2009 when I lost these pounds the first time around. Was OVERJOYED to discover that I actually went from 264 to 250 in 19 days!!!!!!! Of course, that seems crazy and I doubt it will go that fast this time around.

11-11-2012, 11:22 AM
So I have to admit that I weighed in a day early. And the results, coupled with the fact that I interviewed for a higher position at my job and it doesn't look like I got it, spurned me into an all day tirade of bad decisions starting with an egg and cheese biscuit and ending with waaaay too much wine. Something I haven't done in at least six months. Pretty depressing.

So, yeah, yesterday I weighed in 248.8, which is only down 2.2 pounds in not only the twelve days I didn't weigh, but also since October 20th, which was 3 weeks ago. 2.2 lbs in three weeks. That really really sucks.

I'll go ahead and say that I'm not giving up, and I'll get through this, but I'm definitely never doing a scale challenge again. The gravity of the disappointment is so much worse when you've been building something up to be better than it really turns out to be.

Judy Lynn
11-11-2012, 11:42 AM
LebenAlles, :hug:. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back on track. I can see how you would be disppointed, but a loss is still a loss. And now you are firmly in the 240's! We will miss you around here! Congrats girl!

WTG Uber! Wow! 10 pounds in 19 days is crazy! In a good way.

Well, I really slept in this morning, so I should get my day underway. Lots to do, and DH wants to go out to see a movie this afternoon. No popcorn for me. Movie popcorn is so high in calories, and he won't let me smuggle in my Smart Pop so I'll do without.

11-12-2012, 12:25 PM
So thankful to have survived this last week. One chaotic week down, one to go. And I managed to lose!!! My official weigh-in for the week is 251. Woohoo! I'm almost outta here!

11-12-2012, 12:28 PM
LebenAlles - I'll see you in the 240s and I'm expecting you there, got it? ;) Keep up the good work!

11-12-2012, 05:37 PM
I made it out!! 248 :)
See you in the 240's!


11-13-2012, 04:36 AM
I started the month at 255, so Im really working to get to 245 at least, by the end of the month:carrot:

11-13-2012, 09:51 AM
Thanks guys
I'm waiting for my 'weekend binger' weight to go away before settling myself into the 240's thread. I'm back in the zone again though, so I'm sure itll just be a matter of drinking my water, staying in my calories, and a little exercise. See you guys over there!

11-13-2012, 09:58 AM
Congrats to all of you who made it to the 240's! Hopefully I'll see you over there soon. I was at 258.2 this morning. I've been struggling just to get back down to 258, which was my lowest weigh in so far. Hopefully I'll make it to 250 by the end of the month, that's my goal. My daughter also had a loss this morning. I'm so excited for her. I'm hoping she'll have a good loss soon to get her really excited. She's really been sticking to it. I'm so proud of her.

11-13-2012, 10:13 PM
Last week I weighed in at 250.6. I didn't want to post in the thread because I was so close to leaving. BUT I weighed in today at 251. I guess I will be sticking around for awhile. I started working out (the FIRM-with weights). I am pretty sore so I think some of the weight gain or lack of loss is retention from water retention for muscle soreness????? Usually I give up weight training and go back to cardio because I like the # on the scale!! But this time I might try to wait it out! Any suggestions? Anyway, thanks for your support!!!! :D

LebenAlles!! Congrats on your loss!

Jammy255: Maybe we can leave together :)

Mandydawn77!That number looks beautiful on you ;) I know you wanted it for a long time. Good luck on your end of month goal!

11-14-2012, 11:48 AM
Thank you for the kind words RoyalAthena. I don't really have any suggestions for you since I don't have an exercise routine and certainly not weight training. But good for you! You are probably one of those girls that I envy because they have such nice, defined arms. I'm always jealous because I've always had big, flabby arms. I guess I should follow your lead. :)

The scale didn't really change for me this morning so still holding at 258. I'm still going to try to get to my goal of 250 by the end of the month, but it's already half over and I have a long way to go.

11-14-2012, 10:53 PM
Way to go everyone who's moving on.
It looks like I'll be stuck here for awhile. I seem to have hit a plateau - I think hormone related. But I'll keep eating well, and working out and hope for the best.

11-14-2012, 11:32 PM
Hi guys. I'll be here for a while. Dipped to 262 yesterday but bounced back up to 264 today-- water weight from a plane ride yesterday. I've drunk a ton of water today hoping to go back down.

11-15-2012, 10:55 AM
RoyalAthena: We Can Do it Girl !!

I have a suggestion for you:
I use 2lb wrist weights I purchased from Traget

during my 60m Zumba workouts or 30m-45m treadmill steep incline walks.

I wear them the whole time, so I get my cardio in and some weights.

I can see my arms becoming more tone every week, and their a time saver.

11-15-2012, 12:12 PM
I'm currently at 265.4lbs as of this morning. I'm going to start tracking more often using myfitnesspal and get some walking in as exercise and try to eat more fruits and veggies. My first goal is 255lbs. I got this!

11-15-2012, 04:17 PM
back to 262 this morning. Am REALLY looking forward to seeing the 250s again.

11-18-2012, 09:46 AM
Weigh-in is tomorrow and it's not gonna be pretty (convention food and drink + 7 hour flight = yikes!) but I'll be back on track for the rest of the week! Can't wait to get down in to the next thread soon.

11-18-2012, 10:17 AM
three days bouncing around 262. Four hours in the car and two meals out, but I drank lots of water and ordered super healthy so I didn't do any damage.

Patiently waiting to see a whoosh down to the 250s. At least 262 is a BMI of 39. It's always a relief to get below 40.

11-19-2012, 09:04 AM
creeping down through the 260s... I was 261.8 this am. I'll be in this thread for a while, but I can't WAIT to get south of 250.

11-19-2012, 10:05 AM
I hit a new low this morning of 257.6 :) I know it would have been more, but we ate at the all-you-can-eat pizza buffet Saturday night and that definitely wasn't good for my diet. I'm pleasantly surprised to see any loss at all after that, but it probably would have been 2-3 pounds if I wouldn't have eaten all that pizza, pasta and dessert! Back to work this morning, which always gets me back into my routine. I seem to drink more water and eat less during the work week. I'm off Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving, but I think the family is just going out to dinner so that will be better for my diet. A lot less leftovers! I'm gonna have to buckle down if I'm going to meet my goal of 250 by December 1st.

11-20-2012, 11:04 AM
Hooray! 260.8 today. With any luck (and a whole lot of holiday planning) I'll see the 250s soon.

11-20-2012, 11:54 AM
:dancer: You go girl! :celebrate:

11-20-2012, 03:36 PM
Hi everyone!

I just weighed in at 267.4 this morning, and I'm so excited to finally be out of the 270s, and back into the 260s! I hope that by new years I will be out of the 260s and 250s as well, but with TWO holidays between now and then, we will see how that goes...lol.

11-20-2012, 05:21 PM

Congratulations on making it to the 260's. I'm right there with you on the holiday thing. I'm not sure how well I will do. My goal is to be at 250 by December 1st, but it may not happen considering I'm at 257 right now and with less than 2 weeks to go and Thanksgiving this week. It's going to be a miracle if I get to 250! I'm still gonna try though.

11-21-2012, 11:56 AM
Finally checking in - I've been back for a couple of days and the scale was NOT nice, however, the water weight appears to have left me now. Weighed in at 253.

11-21-2012, 06:12 PM
Hi all, Little bounce today back to 261-- probably due to eating soy sauce yesterday. Am determined to hang tight through the holiday. On plan today!

11-21-2012, 09:09 PM
I can't wait to see 249.9, isn't that so sad? I'll actually feel "skinny".

11-21-2012, 09:48 PM
I am at 250.4 right now! Ugggh! I am not going to overeat over the holiday. I am going to be 249.something. by next week if I have to eat celery, crackers, drink gallons of water and crawl out of bed in the morning...j/k I'll do it healthy!!!

Jammy225 Thanks for the suggestion! I think I will add some light weights. I do TaeBo and TurboJam. I have weighted gloves so I will see how that goes. I don't want to start heavy lifting until 2013.

Mandydawn77 Ummm I have squishy arms. Considering how much weight I have lost, I expected as much. I am going to start eventually lifting heavy and tightening creams. All I want is for my arms to fit nice in my shirts/jackets. I am excited though that I am getting alot of compliments on my figure lately :)

11-21-2012, 10:43 PM
Athena, 250.4!! You are so close to 249.9 that even I can taste it (taste might be a poor choice of words lol)! Good luck with the half pound, I'll be so jealous (in a nice way!) to see you post you got there!! Good luck! Hopefully I'll be right behind you! :)

11-22-2012, 10:26 PM
Okay, I had to come back! I weighed myself this morning for motivation to stay on plan and *drumroll* I am at 249.6 or 249.4. Those showed up this morning. It has been great here. Thanks to all of you for the motivation. I will be seeing you all soon! BTW: the weigh in did help today, I stayed on plan. I just couldn't get a workout in.

elvislover324 I will see you on the other side!! ;)

11-23-2012, 03:41 AM
I am at Structure House in Durham, NC. Been here for 4 weeks lost 20 lbs!!
Start Weight: 282
I am hopeful that I can lose another 10 in 2 or 3 weeks. Any thoughts or suggestions?

11-23-2012, 10:58 AM
Ate too much yesterday and scale bounced to 263 this morning, but I'm back on track today. I don't think I gained two pounds over night. Working it today.

11-23-2012, 01:32 PM
Yay RoyalAthena - congratulations! I'll see you there soon. Despite way too many mincemeat tarts, I managed to be reasonable yesterday and am down. 251.8, almost back to virgin pounds.

11-24-2012, 02:37 PM
I am so close to getting out of here, but keep plateauing due to stupid, stupid hormones. But 251.1 this morning after being stuck between 252-254 for weeks and weeks so I know I'm still doing the right stuff.

11-24-2012, 05:29 PM
Despite some recent off plan-ness (but nothing too terrible - some pizza and some fast food), I weighed in at 263 today. So I am joining you in this thread. I have lost 12lbs now! My pants are finally starting to feel a bit looser. :D

11-24-2012, 05:47 PM
Nice work Phae and welcome!

Unicorn - you and I are outta here by the end of next week, got it? ;)

I'm down below my previous low now, 250.8 this morning. So close!

11-25-2012, 02:14 AM
Hi! I'm new here but I've been fighting to get past 260 for awhile now....I have been losing and gaining the same 20 pounds for the last couple of years and can't seem to get past 260. I did hit 259 weigh in before last but the next week I was back up to 260. LOL. I am skipping WI this week because of thanksgiving (I didn't overeat to bad but better safe then sorry). My minigoal is to get to 250 by Christmas.

11-25-2012, 01:26 PM
Welcome buttons! I'll have to see you in the 240s thread after Christmas because I'm heading on down! 249.6 this morning WAHOOO!

11-25-2012, 07:08 PM
I was 257.6 (working on losing a 13 lb regain plus 80-so need to lose close to 100). I hope everyone is doing well post-holiday!

11-25-2012, 07:12 PM
Way to go Jenicra! I hope to follow you soon but the way I've been going it could take 3-4 weeks. But I'm not losing hope!

11-26-2012, 07:09 AM
Hi everyone! I'm new here and would like to join this thread:) I'm 259 right now, I lost nearly 14 pounds since I've started (it was a few weeks ago). I'm actually making progress, yay! I'd like to get out of this thread soon...:cool:

11-26-2012, 10:40 AM
I weighed in at 258 this morning, which I guess isn't too bad considering I ate too much through the holiday weekend. I have got to work on portion control. It's like I have the willpower to just stay away from things completely, but I don't have the willpower to just have a little. I guess I'm an all or nothing kind of person. I have to work on this problem. I hope everyone had a great holiday.

11-27-2012, 10:06 AM
Scale showed 257.2 this morning, which beats my lowest weigh in by a few ounces. I'm headed in the right direction. I do so much better on my diet through the work week.

11-27-2012, 10:38 PM
Hi everyone, I am back after a 15 pound regain after 3 months off plan (currently at 257). I have learned that I need daily accountability in order to stay on track. I hope that everyone is doing well, it is great to be back!

11-28-2012, 05:16 AM
257 this morning! :carrot:
Only 7 pounds and I leave this thread, for good I hope!

Yesterday I had lots of stress in my life which resulted in crazy cravings - I didn't give in! Now I'm proud of myself:)

11-28-2012, 10:01 AM
Welcome back Tiff. Good for you for getting back on plan.

Congratulations Suzie for not giving in to your cravings. I know how hard it is sometimes and it is a great feeling when you don't give in. I have to talk myself out of eating junk food or going back for seconds on a daily basis and it's not easy.

The scale showed that I was up a pound this morning, but I know I've stayed on plan the last few days so hopefully it will show another loss soon.

Happy hump day everyone! :)

11-28-2012, 06:37 PM
Thanks Mandy :) Don't stress about the fluctuation, it might just be water retention if you're on plan. I am also the all or nothing type! Hope tomorrow's weigh in goes better for you!

11-28-2012, 07:09 PM
You ladies are totally rocking it! What are some things that have been working for you?

11-29-2012, 06:22 AM
Mandy, it's been definitely a hard night!:) But it's a wonderful victory to wake up next day and be able to say I didn't give in!
I'm becoming impatient, this is my biggest problem now. I want to be in Onederland NOW. :(
Shae, we're almost the same weight and started from almost the same weight! For me only calorie counting and exercise works, keeping a diary and a weigh-in every day; and of course, changing my mindset! After all, this has to be a lifestyle, not a diet. For me diet = failure.
Everybody is doing great, it's a great inspiration to come here every day and read about the scale and non-scale victories!

11-29-2012, 10:47 AM
Weighed in at 257.2 this morning, so I'm back down to my lowest weigh in so far. Yay! I gave in to a piece of cheesecake last night. I was just going to have a bite, but you all know how that goes. It was a new recipe a friend made and asked me to try, banana pudding cheesecake. I picked the smallest piece and I counted the points so I'm not too concerned. I still have plenty of weekly points left and tomorrow starts a new week for my points. I try not to use all my weekly points, but it's nice to know I have them there. Since I live a pretty sedentary life with my office job and no regular exercise routine, I figure it's best to keep my points/calories a little lower. If I was really active I could probably eat all those weekly points and still lose pretty good. Weight Watchers is still new to me and I'll have to give it more time to see what works best for me. Anyway, I'll quit rambling on. :) Hope everyone has a good day!

11-30-2012, 05:45 AM
Yay, Mandy, that's wonderful!!:carrot: It feels so good to lose the weight! I'm at 257 too and it makes a world of difference.
I agree, nothing to be concerned of, regarding the cheesecake! I eat chocolate and sweets every day. I know I couldn't do it otherwise because I would just give up. I'm a sweets addict! I count the calories, log them and I do lose weight, a steady 1-3 pounds per week. I just take care not to overeat, and as long as I'm under my daily calorie limit, it's fine!
I'm still waiting for my 255, but I try not to be impatient. I logged a weight loss on Wednesday so I don't think I can count on another one before Monday.

11-30-2012, 02:53 PM
I am making us all reservations at the 249.9 table, we are all going to be there so soon!

5 more lbs, 5 more lbs. That's all I keep telling myself. Makes me want to go run around the block a few times lol.

12-01-2012, 06:02 AM
I know what you mean, Elvislover!:D I weighed in this morning at 255! I'm so happy! I didn't expect to see a weight loss just yet, so I'm even happier. Only 5 pounds and I'm out of the 250s!

12-01-2012, 08:15 AM
Oh Susie, this could be fun!! We are both the same weight and I am 5ft6 so we are almost the same height! Good luck getting to 249.9, I'll race you! :)

I just got up early and did Leslie Sansone's 3 mile walk; she really kicked my butt today!

12-01-2012, 12:54 PM
How exciting, Elvislover!! I love a nice, friendly challenge:) Of course I secretly hope that we'll get there together!

12-03-2012, 12:48 PM
New low this morning of 256. It's coming off slowly, but I haven't been as strictly on plan as I should be. Pizza has been my downfall lately. It's so cheap and easy to just go grab a pizza for dinner, and the kids love it.

12-03-2012, 01:13 PM
269.6 this morning! Finally! Ive stepped up my exercise and it has paid off. Im looking to get solidly in the 60s for the nxt week or 2 ^_^

12-03-2012, 04:52 PM
I weighed in at 262 this weekend. That's 13lbs. down!

12-04-2012, 06:04 AM
Congrats on the weight loss, everyone!:)
I realized I need to buy a new scale. I'm dieting and exercising, I never had one meal that was too much or not the right foods...And it says I gained 6 pounds overnight! I'm offended, scale!:D It's old so I guess it's time to go and buy a new one.

12-04-2012, 04:04 PM
Congrats phae!

I understand how you feel Susie84. Sometimes a new scale is in order!

I just left the gym and just couldn't do it today. I only worked out for ~30mins instead of my usual hour +. I'm thinking working out for more than 3 days in a row is too much for me. I know I need days to recover, but every 4th day for rest doesn't sound like a bad plan..

I told myself I'd go back later and finish my workout. Or maybe I'll rest for the day and see how Im feeling tomorrow. Also, I didn't workout until late last night. Maybe I just needed more time to recover.

I'm eager to workout often b/c I'm seeing results, but I'm still just beginning and I have to remember I cant handle everything at once!

12-05-2012, 09:12 AM
Down another pound this morning to 255. It would be nice if I could keep this pound a day loss going for awhile. Honestly I'm surprised I've been down considering all the homemade goodies at work that I've been nibbling on. I try to always count the points, but I have to just guess at it. Also, I gave in to a snack attack last night and had some cheese its right before I went to bed. I did go for a walk yesterday, which unfortunately I don't do too often. When I lose a little more I'd like to try riding my daughter's bike. I'm just afraid I'm still too heavy for it right now.

12-06-2012, 01:55 PM
I'm so close to leaving this thread finally!! 250 even this morning. With the busy Christmas season I've had to cut my workouts down a bit but still on track!

12-06-2012, 03:00 PM
Susie84, there is no way you could have gained 6lbs!!

I have been looking for a new scale too but all the online reviews I read are all junk. At least if my old piece of crap one says I didn't lose anything, at least it's nice enough to tell me the same thing 3 times lol.

I'm 252.4 as of this past Monday so I am hoping I might lose 2.4 this week (well, really 2.5 to make it to 249.9!). I'll save you ladies seats at the 240s table if I get there first, if not please save one for me!

12-07-2012, 10:53 AM
As usual my weight is back up. Everytime I hit a new low I bounce back up a few pounds for awhile. I wish it would just steadily go down, but that doesn't seem to happen for me. I really didn't do very good this week though. I've been eating things that I shouldn't. I gave in to all those casseroles people brought over after my great grandma's funeral. Someone at work made a bunch of homemade candies that I nibbled on this week and homemade pumpkin bread too. I have got to get back on plan. I didn't realize how hard it was going to be to stay on plan through the holidays. I'm really starting to wonder if Atkins wasn't a better plan for me since staying away from carbs altogether seemed to be so much easier. I can't say I never felt the urge to eat something off plan, but for the most part I lost that craving. I wish I could be satisfied with just a little of something, but I always want more! It's so frustrating because I can't seem to control myself once I get started. I'm going to my supervisor's house for a get together tomorrow and everyone's talking about what they're bringing and naturally it all sounds wonderful, but it's all unhealthy stuff like chips and dip, brownies, little smokies with bbq sauce... What will I do? I can't keep going off plan for all these christmas parties and get togethers, but I don't seem to have any self control!

12-07-2012, 11:30 AM
Hi Mandy,

Sorry to hear about your great-grandma, I can see how losing her would get you off track a little; it would happen to all of us.

As far as tomorrow at your supervisor's house, stuff yourself before you get there! That's what I would do. Eat something healthy and filling so you aren't tempted to snack on all the apps and snacks. I know it's no fun but I know for me, one little snack here and one little snack there and then I'm like "screw it, I'll just be good tomorrow and start over then." Then I realize that all the high calorie foods weren't even worth it and wish that I didn't give in.

I don't mean to tell you what to do, I'm just saying how I would handle it. It's so hard any time of the year, nevermind the holidays. Plus, I think I'm hiding the extra calories under my sweaters and I'm not really fooling anyone lol.

Have fun at the party and just keep thinking, next year I'll be wearing a slinkier outfit on my thinner body!!

12-07-2012, 11:47 AM
just keep thinking, next year I'll be wearing a slinkier outfit on my thinner body!!

Thank you for your advice. It's nice to get ideas on how to handle things like holiday parties and find out how others cope with it. I love your idea on thinking about how good I'll look at the party next year! One of the best things about her parties is that she invites people who used to work with us and that we hardly ever get to see anymore. I was already thinking about how surprised they will be when they see how much weight I've lost since last year. What a great piece of advice. I think that might help me stay on plan. Thanks! :D

12-10-2012, 07:26 AM
253! Only 3 more pounds!!:D This was my first small goal, so it's a great victory for me:)
I bought the new scale!

12-10-2012, 04:58 PM
I am officially moving to the 240s table as of this morning!!

I weigh in every Monday morning (keeps me on track for the weekend!). I was officially 249.2, haven't seen this in YEARS.

The scale fluctuated up and down until it finally locked in at 249.2; I swear the air I exhaled yelling at it to lock in lower than 250 worked lol.

Can't wait to see you all over there!! *hugs*

12-10-2012, 07:22 PM
Way to go Elvislover. I WILL follow you...just wait and see!

12-11-2012, 07:38 AM
:carrot: Yay, Elvislover, that's great, congrats!!
I'm coming too!:)

12-11-2012, 10:51 AM
Congratulations Elvislover!

I'm not gonna lie. I didn't do so well at the holiday party I went to Saturday. The holidays are much harder for me this year. I'm trying to be extra good to make up for the weekend. Everyone did go on about how good I look and wanted to know how I'm doing it, but that still didn't keep me from going off plan. There are always those people who say "you gotta cheat sometimes" or "one night isn't going to hurt". Regardless, it was my choice. I gave in, so now I will be in this thread longer than I planned.

12-11-2012, 11:50 AM
Thanks everyone!

Mandydawn, it happens and now you just have to get back on plan and you'll be in the 240s in no time! Yay for you in getting all those wonderfull compliments! Use that as your motivation now, the pressure of the yummy food plus those food-pushers (worse than drug pushers in my opinion!) can be so hard to resist.

My sister (skinny of course) is always telling me I can go off plan, cheat a day, etc. I want to believe it's not said in a sabotaging nature but....sometimes I think it may be. I use things like that as my motivation. She said she's never been in a 14 even when she gained weight, but for me getting into a 14 is my dream size!! Maybe she's just afraid I might be the new skinny sister if I lose too much. :)

12-12-2012, 09:47 AM
ugh. I decided to weigh myself this morning and I'm back to 260, that's even worse than what I thought it would be! I have got to stay on track so this weight gain doesn't get out of hand.

12-13-2012, 08:41 AM
Hugs, Mandy, stay on track, you can do it!!:)
I also let myself go a little. I've had some major stress in my life in the past week and I went up to 1800-1900 calories per day and didn't exercise at all.
Now I'm back again, trying to stay around 1600-1700 and exercise for 20 minutes at least.
Still, I'm proud of myself, I didn't overeat once during this stressful time and only went over 2000 calories once (it was 2020:D).

12-18-2012, 02:48 PM
Finally, it's going down again!! 250 today.Only 1 more pound, I'm so happy! How is everyone else doing?

12-18-2012, 03:40 PM
Yay, Susie!! I'm patiently waiting for you!

Hope you are doing ok Mandy. :)

12-20-2012, 09:05 AM
248,6 today!!! I'm out of this thread for good! I hope everyone is doing great and will join me soon in the 240 thread!:)

12-20-2012, 12:39 PM
Congratulations Susie! I've done terrible this month. There's no hope of me getting out of this thread until after the holiday parties. It has been scary for me to step on the scale lately, but I braved it this morning and it said 261. I have put a lot of weight back on this month. I haven't had any self control lately. I stupidly bought some awesome chocolate chip cookies that were on sale at Reasor's and I've been eating them every day since.

12-20-2012, 12:45 PM
Thanks Mandy!:) I'm sure you'll also get out of this thread soon!

12-24-2012, 11:28 AM
Hello! May I join in? I started at 312 and am now down to 266. I'm so happy to be out of the 270s!

I'm one of those lifetime dieters. Now middle-aged, I got to 312 by gaining about 5 pounds a year for a decade without taking it off. I'm almost back to where I was when that started (260) and that will be a big milestone for me.

I restarted (South Beach) at Thanksgiving and have lost 5 pounds since then. I'm very determined to get this over!

I'm a high school teacher, no family, glad to meet all of you :)

12-24-2012, 03:28 PM
I started in Aug but after a great start I fell behind. I had two big issues happen in my life before I started...and they finally took me down. My dad died after a tragic accident and two weeks later I was laid off my job.

So far I haven't gained back any weight I had lost but I rarely work out or eat right. I need to get back to it because I think part of the reason I haven't been feeling right wasn't only the mass of holidays and special days this past few months but that I wasn't working out or eating right....All these first birthdays, holidays, anniversaries...ect in this short few months without my dad kind of hit me hard...nothing like getting your first birthday card that only is signed "Love Mom....."

So back to it for me...I hope all of you have a wonderful holidays and here is looking forward to a WONDERFUL New Year!!!!

12-26-2012, 10:48 AM
:welcome2: onmiwei and xan.

I did terrible over the holiday weekend. I ate all sorts of things that I shouldn't have. My mom made fudge for the first time in years and I could not resist! Hopefully now that I'm back at work I can get myself back on track. I braved the scale yesterday morning and was surprised to see 259 because after all the holiday parties I've been to in the previous week and weekend I completely expected to see a big weight gain. I hope is isn't delayed. Regardless of what the scale says, I know I wasn't eating healthy. I am excited to get out of the 250's since I can't even remember ever seeing 250 or less on the scale. It was before I had my daughter and she's now 13! And the lowest I ever hit before that was 227 and that was when I had morning sickness lol. When I graduated high school I was well over 300 and don't even know what my highest weight was because I was too scared to weigh myself. After going to a diet doctor with my mom and grandma before going on a cruise (my graduation gift!) I lost a little by taking pills and eating less, but I didn't lose much. After the cruise I quit going to the diet doctor and pretty much maintained for a couple of years and then I just started dropping weight without even trying! Turns out my thyroid was really hyperactive. I was also really shaky, sweaty all the time and having heart palpitations, but I was really happy to be losing weight. I dropped over 100 pounds in less than a year and my mom was so worried that I was really sick. Of course then I got pregnant and after that I just kept gaining. I really gained once they found out about my thyroid and did the radio-iodine therapy to kill it off and right after that I found out I had RA and they had me on prednisone for over a year. I ballooned back up over 300, which I had swore to myself I would NEVER do no matter what! Then I just got depressed and cried all the time (prednisone makes me moody and hungry). I cried to my RA doc and he said I think we need to get you off the prednisone and onto something else that doesn't cause weight gain. That helped, but I also decided that I was getting back under 300 pounds because I was so miserable. I bought the 6-week body makeover, which I do not recommend. And I started researching other diets and figured out they all had one thing in common - you cut out the carbs! So I figured why not go with a low carb diet. I went on Atkins and lost 73 pounds in a year. I stalled out and decided to switch to Weight Watchers and I'm still deciding whether or not to go back to Atkins. I don't feel like I've given Weight Watchers much of a chance because of the holidays and falling off the wagon so many times, so I'm not giving up on it until I really give it a chance.

Wow! How did this turn into my life story? I will shut up now and get back to work :)

Hope everyone had a great holiday!

01-02-2013, 10:43 PM
Is anyone but me left here. Starting to feel that I may never see those 240's. Had a terrible cold over the holidays and didn't work out a lot but I'm back on track now.

01-02-2013, 11:43 PM
I'm finally in the 250s! It seems so crazy to me; I haven't been in the 250s since I don't even know when (junior high maybe?). Can't wait to get to the 240s either!

01-03-2013, 11:18 AM
You won't be here long, unicorn!

Tziri - wow, Junior High? Congrats! I am... not back in the 250s yet. Working down a holiday regain first, but I have a secret barely spoken dream that I might make it to the 240s by February. Probably not, but a girl can dream. :)

01-03-2013, 12:43 PM
"Junior High?" - yup. I had a thyroid problem that didn't get caught until I was going into high school. I pretty much had hit 300 in high school (even though I was a very active kid and played tennis through jnr. high). The Doctors always told my mom it was her fault when I was younger...go figure.

But, now I have a new doctor and my thyroid is finally being straightened out after all this time staying with a crappy doctor for WAAAY too long.

mnemosyne - Hopefully a nice chunk of it is water weight that will drop quickly!

01-04-2013, 11:28 AM
That's brilliant, Tziri. Congrats on getting your health issues figured out and the weight loss. And well, part of it WAS water weight, but I think I am down to the non-water-weight now. I suppose I'll know that within a week or so!

01-04-2013, 09:47 PM
Hi ladies. Mind if I jump in the convo?

01-04-2013, 09:58 PM
Welcome Cemommster!

April Snow
01-05-2013, 07:06 PM
Hi everyone! I will have my official start weight tomorrow but it will be somewhere in the 250s so I'll be joining everyone here. Hope we all have a quick trip out of the 260s and 250s!!

01-06-2013, 10:19 AM
Hello all, apologies I am feeling somewhat glum.

My weight today is 252 which is the largest I have ever been. 4 months ago I was low 240s but then I damaged my hip and shoulder which made exercising difficult, I stopped walking to work and back and taking walks at lunch time and increased my stress eating due to a more responsible job at work.

I am trying to stay positive knowing that right now work isn't so bad and have a good team of people in place to support me, I can now walk OK and I am spending my spare cash on a good chiropractor to improve things. I have joined a gym (but secretly dreading going in case I damage myself more) and my sister is up for coming with me. Things can only get better than they have been!

It is my wedding anniversary in 2 weeks and I am feeling old and frumpy being this big. My husband is in his late 20s and slim whilst I am unfit and 35yrs old but feel 70! I don't want to be like some of the older women in my family who sit around moaning about aches and pains and not being active. I want to be slim and healthy as my husband wants children and I have PCOS. Losing weight is the only way I will probably manage to conceive.

I was going to treat myself to new clothes when I lost weight but instead I have bought a few things to cheer myself up. I am hoping to steadily lose a pound a week so I hit under 200 near the end of 2013. I am trying to be realistic so I never feel as low as this again.

Hope everyone reaches their targets in 2013.

01-06-2013, 02:30 PM
Hey everyone. My name is Cassie.

I have been here before but I hope everyone I was in the board with is gone and successful in keeping on track ;). I originally was 320 lbs and lost 80 lbs. I maintained that kind of for about a year then after seeing a nutritionist and following her plan I gained 50 lbs in 3 months. I am now 15 lbs down and my current goal is to get back to my all time low of 237 before going on to 200. For now thought I am here with you lovely people. I hit 269.8 this morning and am NOT going back to the 270's EVER. Let's do this Ya'll!

01-06-2013, 05:07 PM
Well just when I get myself back on track I get thrown for another loop. We were hit by a drunk driver on 12/26 coming back from getting my husband a bloomin' onion for his birthday. We were at a stop light and the guy just didn't even try to stop behind us. We weren't injured enough for hospitalization but we are hurt. I hurt my insides some how even though the CT scan shows little to be concerned about. I can only eat soup or it gets painful and I have to run to the bathroom after about 45 min. I was hooked up to an IV for new years eve..FUN... I have lost 10 lbs but I don't want to claim it just yet due to the body and starvation mode once you start eating again. I am going ot slowly start adding salads tonight to see how my body tolerates it. I was eating homemade chicken and wild rice soup. I boiled down skinless chicken breasts so no added salt then steamed my rice then put all of it together. It is yummy and I will continue to do that even after I am better. I was also able to do split pea soup...just peas and a little bit of ham no salt added. that was mighty tasty as well :D

But I haven't been able to exercise.

I hope the rest of you had a MUCH more WONDERFUL New years than me. I am hoping all the bad that has happened to me in 2012 stays in 2012 and only good followed me into 2013 :D

April Snow
01-06-2013, 07:31 PM
Omniwei, sorry about the accident and hope you are feeling completely better soon!

01-06-2013, 07:35 PM
Omniwei, I hope 2013 goes much better for you! I had a friend that went through something similar a few years ago and she still suffers from pain because of it and is unable to workout much. Hope you find a good routine that works for you!

01-07-2013, 10:03 AM
I'm so disappointed in myself. I completely went off my diet for way too long and it's so difficult to get back on the diet and stay on it. I don't understand why this is so hard. Somehow I have to get motivated again! Because of the new years resolution thing I have a friend that wants to join in with me and take a zumba class and yada yada, but I'm afraid she isn't going to stick with it long. I guess I should be more positive and maybe we can keep each other motivated, but I've known her since junior high and I know how she is :)

I went shopping over the weekend and brought only healthy stuff to work. Hopefully we won't be having any potlucks anytime soon. For me it's easier to be good at work than it is once I get home. Even if it's healthy stuff I tend to overeat at night. I put my exercise bike in front of the tv last week and I try to ride for 30 minutes a few times a day (my butt can't handle more than 30 minutes at a time).

I'm scared to get on the scale because I'm ashamed of how much weight I put back on over the last month.

Hope everyone has a great Monday!

01-07-2013, 01:15 PM
Don't be scared of the scale or let it cause anymore stress for you! No one can change their starting weight and it just "is what it is." Get it over with (let it go) and realize that you now have COMPLETE control over your future weight.

When I started really trying to lose weight last year, I was at 326. Now, I look at my scale (non-digital) and I can remember thinking that the 240s or 250s looked so far away and I would never get there. But I'm here and I can't believe I wasted so much time worrying over where I started!

Good luck and when you have cravings try to remember that NO FOOD is more important (let's face it, it's just food and it's ALWAYS going to be there) than finally becoming a healthy individual. -That's what gets me through my cravings until I've gotten to the point where I care about nothing more than my health and my future.

01-07-2013, 02:03 PM
Cheers y'all. So sorry about the accident, onmiwei. That sounds terrifying. Definitely take it easy with the exercise while you recover, but conversely remember to move. Sometimes it is worse to do nothing after an injury because you become too stiff. Walking or swimming might be good?

Also, I love split pea soup.

mandydawn - I agree with Tziri! don't be scared of the scale. Getting back on the scale will be an NSV of sorts. It was for me. I was 'scared' to get back on the scale after the holidays, but talked myself into it. This was where I failed the last time I lost weight: I was unable to get back on track after the holidays. This time, I made myself weigh in on January 2. Just faced it and moved on. Put on a new tracker so I could watch the new weight disappear and I am SO happy I have done that, because refusing to give in to that fear is a pretty big NSV for me, and important in the long term. Good luck!

259.8 this morning. Maybe I WILL make it out of this thread by the end of the month. :)

01-07-2013, 04:43 PM
Hi all! I'm starting my journey all over again....BOOO!!! But, I'm glad to get out of the 250's with y'all! These mini goal threads helped me shred my weight down to the 170's just a few short years ago so I'm hoping to do the same...except this time KEEP IT OFF!

Nice to meet ya'll!!

01-08-2013, 10:29 AM
Cheers, lookin2lose. Good luck!

I have lost my 6 lb holiday regain and have now lost my first post-holiday, not-regained pound. Yay. :)

01-08-2013, 11:35 AM
Congrats mnemosyne! Those "new" pounds are always fun to see on the scale!!!

01-08-2013, 12:19 PM
Thank you guys for the support and advice. I guess I'll brave the scale in the morning. I ended up not doing well yesterday. I just had one of those days where I was hungry all day long! I'm going to have to force myself to get back on the diet and stay on it! This isn't normal for me. I was able to get right back on my diet when I slipped up during the past year and a half, but now I'm finding it so hard to get back on track. I just don't know what my problem is. I'm really thinking I'm going to have to go back on the Atkins diet because I didn't have all these cravings when I wasn't eating carbs. They just make me want MORE. Portion control has been an issue my entire life. I love healthy food, but I don't know how to listen to my body and stop eating when I'm full. Grrrr... I'm just so frustrated. Why is this so hard all of a sudden? I don't understand. Sorry for the rant. I just had to vent.

01-08-2013, 03:28 PM
Wanted to hop in here now that I'm pretty sure I won't be jumping back up to the 270's - 268.2 this morning and I already can't wait to move out of the 260's!

01-09-2013, 04:59 PM
I'm a newbie here but I wanted to add myself to this list since i've finally made it out of the 260's. I started 12-30 at 262 and this past Sunday I was down to 258.5! Now i'm just working on staying on plan, and exercising 5 days this week. I'm excited to never see the 260's again!

01-09-2013, 06:17 PM
Congratulations on all your losses and welcome to the 250s/260s!

01-10-2013, 10:06 AM
I finally braved the scale and was horrified to see that I am back up to my starting weight of 267. I believe that's what I weighed when I switched to Weight Watchers back in October! I had gotten down to 255 and I can't believe I gained it all back so fast! :(

I moved my exercise bike into my room about a week and a half ago and I've been riding it almost every day since and some days I get on it several times for at least 20 minutes each time. I know this isn't a lot, but my butt can't handle being on that thing for more than 30 minutes max. How long do you think it will be before I notice any kind of results? I'm hoping it at least helps a little on weight loss considering I wasn't doing any kind of exercise before this. My friend and I are also starting zumba soon, possibly tonight. I'm kind of nervous about that because I don't dance and I don't like exercising in public. I have a hard time sticking to an exercise regime for very long. Back when I really stuck with it for a long time I did notice a change in my muscle tone, but I never lost much weight just from exercise alone. This time I'm trying both exercise and diet so I should see better results. I just hope I can stick with it.

I have my regular check up with my rheumatologist on the 29th of this month and I really hope to be back down to 255 by then, but I'm going to have to work hard. I have had a pretty good weight loss each doctors visit for the past year and a half and I want to continue that trend. It feels nice to get a pat on the back from the doctor and for him to remind me of just how much weight I've lost over time. For some reason it sounds better when he says it.

Congrats to everyone on your weight loss! Hopefully we will all make it to the 240's thread soon!

01-10-2013, 10:58 AM
Congrats merilung and bg124 and momtopands! Welcome!

mandydawn - let me say, CONGRATS for getting on the scale. That is a victory in itself, especially when you are afraid of it. You've done well by yourself just getting on there and facing your weight. Hopefully some of it will drop off quickly. I think you will see an impact from the exercise pretty quickly. And 20-30 minutes is perfectly reasonable, ESPECIALLY if you are adding another 10-20 minutes later in the day. I walk on my treadmill for a half hour in the morning, and try for another a half hour in the evening and that adds up to an hour. If you do 20 minutes in the morning, try to make yourself do another 10 minutes any other time during the day, and then work up from there.

I was excited to see 256 this morning. A new low. Yay. To celebrate I am listening to Dmitri Hvorostovsky sing the baritone arias Eri Tu and Parlami d'amore, Mariu repeatedly on youtube.

01-10-2013, 11:19 AM
Thank you for the encouragement. I am hoping to see a quick loss on the scale to motivate me to stick with the exercise. It helps to have the bike in my room since that's where I watch TV and play on my laptop. I have a dresser that is just the right height to set my laptop next to me and play while I ride. My daughter was laughing at me last night because I was riding, watching TV and playing a slot machine on a fb game lol. I really could go longer if the seat wasn't so uncomfortable - and the seat is what I shopped around for back when I bought the exercise bike. I went through reviews like crazy on different bikes to find one that had the most comfortable seat. It's broad and has a fairly thick cushion. It's way more comfortable than some of the upright cycles at the gym that's for sure. I really wanted a recumbant bike, but I don't have the room for it. My daughter wants a treadmill but I don't have room for that either. I need to win the lottery or find me a sugar daddy lol.

Do you mind if I ask how you've been so successful in your weight loss? Like what kind of plan you follow and how long it's taken you to lose over 100 pounds? It's encouraging to see that it can be done because sometimes it just feels impossible.

April Snow
01-10-2013, 11:21 AM
Back when I really stuck with it for a long time I did notice a change in my muscle tone, but I never lost much weight just from exercise alone.

I think that is true for most people - exercise tones and definitely helps you look better (feel better too!), but diet is what shows on the scale.

I'm working adding more movement every day. Sometimes it's focused like a walk, other times, it's just going the long away around to get somewhere at work. I even use the restroom on the next floor, to throw in a a few extra trips up and down the stairs.

Scale is continuing to look good, and for my WI on Sunday, I expect to be on the downside of the 250s (meaning below 255) and gettng closer to the 240s.

01-10-2013, 12:09 PM
Hmm. My high weight (370) is from 2009, right before my gallbladder surgery. I gained and lost about 30-40 lbs a couple of times, but the current loss started in 2011, I lost 30 lbs to 330, and another 10 lbs before a vacation in May, and another 5 lbs on vacation because I was so active. When I realized I was 315, I really recommitted and started slowly tackling my issues with meal-planning and junk-availability, and the greater part of the loss has been this year. But I feel superconfident since some of it is from the year before? That this is not flash in the pan.

My plan is mostly vegetarian, lots of vegetables, cooking food at home, and planning ahead. On Sundays, I have wine with dinner and 'real' dessert. Planning ahead is key. I always have cut-up veggies (or give myself permission to buy pre-cut veggies at the store) and/or salad that I've prepared at home ready for me, so I'm not tempted by take-out. Oh, and I really, really like food, so I work to make things that I find delicious. Before dinner, I eat 1-2 bowls of salad, made with lots of veggies and green onions. So dinner takes a long time, and I feel satieted at the end. Oh, I also have some go-to convenience foods: for easy meals - various veggie burgers. They are always in my freezer and I know I can pull a dinner together around one.

I do not buy stuff that I can easily overeat. No bags of chips or popcorn, no nuts or other things that I personnaly find too tempting with an open container unless it is pre-packaged and portion controlled.

I tackled the overall habits (cooking for self, having good lunches ready ahead of time, having plans for quick meals when I'm in a hurry) first, then focused on some of my personal bad habits (too many croutons - I AM SERIOUS - on my salad, too much unmeasured creamer in my coffee). Now I count out six croutons for a giant salad and measure my sugar-free creamer in a shot glass I keep at work.

This weekend I remembered that I had a damn jar of peanuts in the cupboard. It had been there for weeks (I used it for some holiday recipes) just fine, but once I remembered it was there I wanted to eat it and eat it and eat it. So I put it on the porch. Hah, where I was able to ignore it until I brought it to work and gave it to other people.

I don't really crave foods, but chips/crackers/nuts/snacky-foods, even cheese, things that are high calorie and easy to eat, I have realized that I just cannot keep them in the house except in pre-portioned bags. And I don't cut those out. On weekends I always have a bag of popchips with lunch, and during the week I will have baked chips if I feel like it with lunch.

PS - mandydawn you have had loads of success too. I know it is hard to get back on the wagon. I lost a bunch of weight years ago and never made it back on the wagon after the holidays. But you are back on the wagon and can totally do it.

Oh, and lately I've taken to writing how much weight I've lost on a whiteboard on my fridge. I live alone, or I might not do that, but it is a great reminder.

I'm working adding more movement every day. Sometimes it's focused like a walk, other times, it's just going the long away around to get somewhere at work. I even use the restroom on the next floor, to throw in a a few extra trips up and down the stairs.

This is a great idea! I'm going to try it!

01-10-2013, 12:52 PM
Thank you for sharing what works for you. I also have a big problem with nuts, crackers and chips. I always eat too many. I like the idea of having a big salad with lots of veggies before dinner. I might try that to see if it keeps me from overeating which is my problem. I LOVE food and I just keep wanting more even when I'm not hungry. I also tend to eat when I'm bored. When I was doing low carb I had stopped craving sweets, but for some reason I craved peanut butter. The problem was I couldn't be happy with just a spoonful. And it was a CONSTANT craving. From reading other people's blogs I learned that a lot of low carbers crave peanut butter. Weird. You would think I would have craved sweets or bread. I did crave chinese food sometimes, but not like my PB craving. The main reason why low carb worked for me was that I'm a big meat and egg eater and I didn't have to watch my portion sizes on things like that. The main things I ate were low carb veggies and meat/eggs. Lots of grilled chicken caesar salads, which surprisingly I didn't get tired of. I don't know how I got to talking about all of this. I guess it's just that I'm on the fence about going back to my low carb diet. I just don't want to quit weight watchers without giving it a really good chance to work. Plus my daughter is overweight and she just couldn't follow the low carb diet. Weight Watchers is easier for her. We both fell off the wagon over the holidays and I need to be a good role model and get her motivated to get back to eating right. A lot of my motivation comes from wanting to be a good role model for my kids. I don't want my kids to be overweight their entire lives like I have and unfortunately they are both overweight already. They LOVE food just like I do. It scares me to think they're headed down the same road I've been on my whole life. It's no fun to be overweight. It makes life harder in so many ways. Sorry I keep rambling on.

It sounds like you guys are really doing good on your weight loss currently and I'm hoping that I will soon start having the same success. Good luck to all of you and I hope you have a blessed day.

01-10-2013, 05:01 PM
Sounds like we have a lot in common bg. :) I took measurements a long time back, but the last time I went to look at them I couldn't find the piece of paper I wrote them on. I sure can't remember what they were. Next time I need to put them in a safer place. I need to make myself do it. I'm bad about putting things like that off and then regretting it later.

Congrats on the weight loss! You are probably right about the water retention. I've been back and forth all day long, you'd think I took a water pill. Hopefully it will show on the scale tomorrow. :)

01-10-2013, 05:22 PM
Just wanted to add a quick note about portion control. I used to have problems with this as well. The one thing that ended up working for me (which always seemed too simple) was to buy a small dinner plate and never allow for seconds. That was the only plate I ever used. It was much smaller than standard size dinner plates and fit the exact amount of food I needed.

Also, I have been pinning good snack portioning ideas on Pinterest for when I'm phased off my program. People create "snack stations" in their fridge and cupboards. Everything is pre-portioned, packed individually and healthy (fruit, yogurt, veggies, applesauce, protein bars, PB etc..). They seem to be mostly used for kids but I think it's a great idea for adults too. One thing I really liked seeing was portioning out popcorn and pretzels into little snack baggies for the week.

Hope everyone is having a great week!

April Snow
01-10-2013, 10:57 PM
This is my first week back and it's going by fast, I can't believe tomorrow is Friday already! I'm looking forward to my WI on Sunday and (fingers crossed) getting to move my ticker.

01-11-2013, 09:58 AM
Scale was down a little - 266.2 this morning. It's a start, but a slow one.

Tziri - I need to try some of your tips for portion control. I have the kids' plates and I do use them sometimes and it does make a difference, but keeping myself from getting seconds is a challenge sometimes. I also don't spend enough time getting things portioned out for snacking. I do measure out things like my PB cheerios in a baggy to take to work for snacking on, but it would make a difference if I had them that way at home.

I went to Wal-Mart last night and got some sports bras and yoga pants for zumba. My friend and I are supposed to start next week. I should have tried the sports bras on before I bought them because when I tried one on after I got home it doesn't seem like it's as supportive as I wanted, but it's definitely better than wearing a regular bra. I wonder if wearing both at the same time would make a difference, hmmm. I might have to try that. I'll be wearing big t-shirts over them anyway.


01-11-2013, 10:55 AM
Thanks, bg124! What sort of weighted exercise do you do? At home or the gym, or a DVD? I have been meaning to add weights to my exercise and bought a new DVD that I haven't opened yet. I like my treadmill. I watch the Daily Show on the DVR in the mornings while I exercise, and the Colbert Report at night, and suddenly I have an hour of exercise.

I like the smaller dinner plate idea, too, Tziri. I actually bought smaller tupperware for my lunches. On the weekend, I make something for my lunch the following week - usually a big pot of bean-based soup - and portion that out into 5 or 6 portions in 2 cup containers. The smaller plate idea is a good one, too.

mandydawn - You can get cute little melamime plates at Target sometimes. Buy the salad plates they have? They're pretty inexpensive and smaller, and usually fun. I have some from years ago in a tiki theme. I had shot glasses to match but I am pretty sure I got rid of those! Also plastic shot glass: yuck.

Fingers crossed for you, AprilSnow.

I am so looking forward to the weekend.

01-11-2013, 02:51 PM
I love Leslie Sansone's workout videos! I own just about every one of them. Her videos are the only ones I've been able to stick with for any length of time. I tried a few others like The Biggest Loser and some I ordered off the TV and I didn't care for them at all.

April Snow
01-11-2013, 03:16 PM
I loved when I could do some of TBL workouts, but yeah, I'm definitely too out of shape again. I like WATP or I like to use the Wii Fit step program, where you can set it for a certain amount of time and the remote keeps track for you but you can turn the channel and watch a regular TV show. A great way to multitask and get in some movement while still getting to relax and enjoy a TV show.

btw, I agree with bg124 about using double bras for high impact activity. It's hard to find the really, really supportive athletic bras in bigger sizes, plus they are too $$$ when you are moving down sizes fairly quickly. So I wear a regular underwire bra and then a sports top type over it when I'm doing anything higher impact (I can't do really high impact stuff because of having had a bone tumor in the past).

01-11-2013, 09:06 PM
Mandy - I hear what you mean about the exercise bike, not sticking with exercise for long AND not losing by exercise alone. Exercise actually makes me GAIN weight, go figure. Also, if you weren't tracking your cals before you should see a quick drop of water weight, yes it is water, but weight is weight right? Also, you can do low carb while on weight watchers, just eat more protein and fat and less bread, leave that for the kids. On the dual bra thing, I am very wel endowed sadly, Sports bras don't do anything for me because of it unless I have a regular bra on under it. Just take your oldest bra and put it on then put the sports bra over it, lots of supports and feels Soooo much better than just one or the other, make sure its an old bra though because youll be sweating and everything in it.

mnemo- Congrats on the new low!

April snow - I like the idea of the wii fit step game, I have a wii, Ill have to try it.

Sorry I didnt do more personalys, I have been gone a while, those were just the ones i had a ton of input on!

I personally am Ok, no loss on the scale yet for this week but I think that is because I have eaten out a few times which have had a TON of sodium in the meals so even though I have been within or only slightly over cals, I have also had too much sodium which always makes me retain. I am hoping tomorrow or sunday show a loss, I really want to lose another 10 lbs before my BM dress gets here I want to make sure it FITS perfect. School has started so I am busy busy there. I haven't snacked in class yet though so that's a good thing I hope it stays that way, snacking in class was always my downfall. Anyway I need to go pick my truck up from les schwab, have fun all!

April Snow
01-13-2013, 12:43 PM
Hoping to keep my visit here a short one - down to 251.2 this morning, and hopefully into the 240s by next Sunday's WI!! I may even have to have a special mid-week ticker move if I make it before then. :)

01-13-2013, 01:26 PM
Hope everyone is having a good weekend.
I hit just below 250 on the scale today but I'm going to give it a few days and see if it sticks! YAY for the 40s.

01-13-2013, 03:26 PM
Thanks for the welcome's from everyone. Hope you are all doing well! I weighed today and i'm down another 2.6 to 255.9!

Tziri and April Snow- congrats on your loses today!

Tziri- I love your snack station idea. I really need to do that for myself and my kids. Today is shopping day so I think i'll try that when I get home.

Mandy - I too understand about the whole exercise thing. I hate the gym and I can't play tennis like I used to(which is activity I love) so i'd struggled to find something to do. I found Jonathan Roche's no excuses workout a couple of years ago through flylady but haven't done it faithfully until the past 2 weeks and i'm loving it. I can do it at home whenever I can and I can feel a difference. I joined his boot camp that starts tomorrow so here's hoping the accountability pays off!

01-13-2013, 04:31 PM
Down 2.8 lbs to 267. Lost almost 3 lbs for the wee but It would have been more if I wasn't retaining water at night. It's so odd that I am, I have no clue what would make me retain while I am sleeping??? Ayway I can't wait to be back into the 230's and 240's My lowest adult weight was 237 last july so I am sitting here looking at my ticker saying MOVE TICKER MOVE NOOOOWWWW LOL.

01-14-2013, 11:35 AM
I moved out of the 60s officially into the 50s

April Snow
01-14-2013, 11:51 AM
some great losses being reported! :broc: :carrot: Yay Losers!

01-14-2013, 12:52 PM
great losses ev1! let's keep it up!

01-14-2013, 01:07 PM
I checked out the Leslie Sansone videos and found a couple of her toning DVDs. As soon as I find something else I want to buy on Amazon (shouldn't take long - enough to qualify for supersaver shipping. :) ) I will pull the trigger. Thank you for the recommendations! I would love a Wii, or an X-box with a Kinect, but can't justify the cost for just me. I play video games sometimes, but uh, rarely. Thank you all!

Wow, AprilSnow and Tziri. Congrats! We'll miss y'all.

SMSDreamer and momtopands - Wow, great job! Particularly impressed with managing that while going back to school, that's tough.

bg124 - 6.6 pounds is 6.6 pounds. Great work - congrats!

Daimere - 1. Congrats on the loss! 2. I clicked on your blog link. Wow, I had no idea that there was so much to hula hoops. Interesting!

Oh, and mandydawn - I agree with a couple of the other posters. I think you could do weight watchers but make it a bit lower-carb if you felt like that made you less hungry, for sure. You could eat very low carb breakfast and lunch, and share a more moderate meal with your kids at dinner! It's all about finding a balance, right?

Okay: my week will be much easier this week and I am going to enjoy it. Y'all have a great one!

01-14-2013, 03:59 PM
I hoped to be out of the 250's by January, but I underestimated the power of holiday treats. I am doing very low carb so it only takes one or two treats a week to completely shut down weight loss. For example, I had mashed potatoes & gravy at Thanksgiving dinner = no loss that week. Another time I had some Christmas cookies = no loss that week. (sigh) This diet is really unforgiving of any deviation. Plus it has been unusually cold here in San Francisco, even got down below freezing. I haven't been out for a bicycle ride in over a month.

But to put a positive spin on things, at least I did not gain any weight from Thanksgiving to New Year's. In the past I would yo-yo constantly. So maybe I am learning how to get a handle on my weight loss.

My new plan is to add lots of exercise and I have just joined a 24 Hour Fitness club. When I toured the gym I was amazed at the changes in the fitness industry since I last had a gym membership (in the 1980s!). Before it was brightly colored leotards and scrunchy socks and doing cute aerobic classes or Jane Fonda videotapes. Now the women are very serious doing yoga/Pilates and weight training. Everyone wears their earbuds and listens to their iPod or MP3 player while they really work up a sweat on these advanced machines.

Hoo-boy I think I have a learning curve ahead but I am excited--my first session with a personal trainer is tomorrow night.

01-14-2013, 04:08 PM
2nd day in a row ive been 269! i guess its official! ^_^

01-15-2013, 10:35 AM
I've been adding exercise, too, palomino. No gym here, but I have a treadmill that I've been using mornings and evenings. Last night I did an exercise video instead of the treadmill. It was tough but I was happy!

My knee is a bit sore and a bit puffy; I tweaked it over the weekend. Not enough to stop me walking, but just enough to notice. Just going to walk through it.

And welcome, salad! Congrats on the new milestone!

Hope everyone else has a great day!

01-15-2013, 12:27 PM
mnem - Good idea! I am always finding stuff I want on amazon! Careful with the knee too!

Asalad - Congrats! Feels great to be in a new decade doesn't it? D

Palomino- Any starch shuts me down too *cries* I usually have to keep a SUPER low cal diet cause of it in addition to low carb. Ironically if I exercise I gain. *cries*.

For me. I FINALLY BROKE THE NIGHT TIME WATER RETENTION!!! yay!!!!! Woke up with a TIIIINNNYYY bit of retention, almost the normal retention you get from not drinking any water for 8 hours. But the scale DROPPED 3.6 lbs this AM from my low yesterday WOOT! Low when water weight does that and you see big numbers!

Anyway, this is just a quit check in. I have german class today. Good luck all!

01-15-2013, 12:54 PM
I'm still struggling to get back on and stay on track. I still don't understand why it has been so difficult, but I'm not going to give up. I didn't ride my exercise bike yesterday so I'm going to try to make that a priority when I get home from work today. My weight loss has not kicked back in, but I haven't been faithfully following my diet so it's no surprise. I would have thought by now I would have lost some of the weight I gained over the holidays though. My body is kind of out of whack right now as far as TOM so maybe that's interfering with the scale a bit. I used to get the birth control shot and stopped having TOM for a long time and, even though I quit getting the shots almost a year ago, I hadn't had my TOM until now and it's not a normal one (I'll spare you all the details lol). The main thing is I just need to get my butt back into gear and stay on my diet!

palomino - Good job on not gaining over the holidays. I wish I had done as well. Good luck on your first night with your trainer.

mnemosyne - I think I might try making it a lower carb version of weight watchers and see if that helps control my appetite. I hope your knee feels better soon.

momtopands - Good luck on your boot camp! You're braver than I am :)

smsdreamer - I thought about putting a regular bra underneath, but unfortunately all my old bras are too big now and I only have one really good bra right now. When I lost weight I lost a lot around my bust unfortunately. I'm not real busty (just a D now), so I'll try wearing the two sports bras and see if that works, but I'll definitely get a cheap regular bra to put underneath if the sports bras alone don't work.

Congratulations to everyone on your weight loss. Keep up the good work!

April Snow
01-16-2013, 09:39 AM

argh! I mean, of course, I'm happy to see a loss since Sunday. But really. So frustrating to be on the cusp of getting to move down a decade and 250.0.

Oh, well, no mid-week ticker change for me. Hopefully on Sunday!

01-16-2013, 11:03 AM
Dreamer - that is a huge drop, wow! That must feel spectacular. Congrats! Awww. German, I miss college. I took Russian and French. I can get by in French but my Russian is completely miserable. Basically all I can do is sound out the signs. Like I can always find a restaurant. But found that I could not uhm, pick out even a single word in Russian when listening to actual Russians speak to each other. Enjoy class!

mandydawn - it is really hard to get back on track sometimes. I hope that you will start feeling better. I think that you might find that you lose some weight after TOM, especially if it is being really abnormal. Maybe you should also think about just... cleaning out the fridge and cabinets? Getting rid of foods that tempt you to eat that you don't plan to, scrubbing out the shelves and setting yourself up for success? Even if you need to keep some in the house for the kids, you could put them in a plastic bin with a lid for a while, just until you feel like you are more in control.

April Snow - wow! I understand your frustration, but you will be leaving us soon for sure!

01-16-2013, 12:16 PM

argh! I mean, of course, I'm happy to see a loss since Sunday. But really. So frustrating to be on the cusp of getting to move down a decade and 250.0.

Oh, well, no mid-week ticker change for me. Hopefully on Sunday!

I feel exactly the same way right now!

01-16-2013, 01:28 PM
Hey all a check in. Today is the BF's Bday so we are going to go out to german food. Going to TRY to keep my calories and sodium on track but will probably splurge a little. Scale was still at 263 this morning YAY it's not a fluke. Will probably go up a bit tomorrow though.

-Mandy, I suggest just getting a cheap bra to wear under your sports bra, being well endowed nothing else works for me. You might e the same might not, either way the extra support can't hurt.

April- You'll be leaving us sunday for sure! I'm kind of secretly hoping this weight loss rate holds up for me at least till I get into and leave the 250's haha so maybe I will be joining you soon!

Mnem - Oh es does it EVER feel great! My all time low is 237 and I want so bad to get back there ASAP. After I get back there my next mini goal is onderland. Nothing will stop me this time! Gotta get this weight I gained listening to the nutritionist off.

Right Off to make the BF breakfast!

April Snow
01-16-2013, 02:33 PM
Tziri - let's make a break for it this weekend! :)

And welcome Salad!

And congrats on the nice losses that are being posted! SMS - you'll be back to your all time low before I get to mine, and that is going to be such a amazing feeling. I can't wait to get back to losing "new" weight again!

April Snow
01-17-2013, 11:54 AM
I did it! I checked again today and 249.2! yay!!

01-17-2013, 01:40 PM
Congratulations April! I have an official weigh in tomorrow, so I'm hoping to join you in the 40s soon!

01-17-2013, 04:39 PM
I weighed in at 265.9 this morning. Come on, don't fail me now, rest of this month.

01-17-2013, 07:09 PM
Hey all quick check in. Went up 2 lbs from water retention (went over on sodium yest and hiked a bit) Sad to see that number but this time around I am not giving up, I know why I gained and I KNOW it will come off! Got a thank you dinner for the suicide hotlines tonight I am gonna do my very level best to stay on track and not go over since I went WAY over yesterday (YIKES!). It's ok, I made the decision to go over yesterday though heh. Way to go april and good luck Tz! I can't wait to get back into the 240's. I am hoping I'll be there by the 2nd week in Feb. I would LOVE to be at my all time low BEFORE we move in april or even lower but that might be pushing it a bit, we shall see.

01-18-2013, 10:48 AM
It's ok, I made the decision to go over yesterday though heh.

You know, I think that's really important - embracing the idea that you can make that decision and move on from it! I made that decision for four days around Christmas and three days around New Years. I gained like 7 pounds but the extra 7 pounds were gone in a week! It was amazing. Keep going; its the daily work, not the occasional birthday meal, and I think we need both in our lives: embracing work AND celebration.

Glad to see all the great numbers here! I was down to 254 today, so yay. Farewell AprilSnow and hopefully Tziri. We all hope to join you in the 240s thread soon!

April Snow
01-18-2013, 11:21 AM
You know, I think that's really important - embracing the idea that you can make that decision and move on from it! I made that decision for four days around Christmas and three days around New Years. I gained like 7 pounds but the extra 7 pounds were gone in a week! It was amazing. Keep going; its the daily work, not the occasional birthday meal, and I think we need both in our lives: embracing work AND celebration.

Glad to see all the great numbers here! I was down to 254 today, so yay. Farewell AprilSnow and hopefully Tziri. We all hope to join you in the 240s thread soon!

I agree with this so much. I mean, yeah, it's great to stay strictly on plan and no derail progress on the scale. But as long as it's not an excuse ALL the time, there are things in life that include food celebrations, and it's ok to enjoy them IMO.

To me, the big thing is to consciously know there will be a few extra lbs to make up for and to plan accordingly. I'm re-losing over 60 lbs, but if I could have accepted this right from the start, I could have said "it's ok that I put back 5-10 lbs, but that's no reason to not turn things around and keep going in the right direction again."

01-18-2013, 07:22 PM
I'm officially 249.3. Made it to the 40s yay! Hope I get to see many of you in the 240s thread really soon!

April Snow
01-18-2013, 09:32 PM
Yay Tziri!!! :broc: :carrot:

01-18-2013, 10:16 PM
HEy ! I made it to the 260's! I'm so excited to be here. I'm at 268.5 and hoping to cruise right on thru the 60's.

01-18-2013, 11:50 PM
hello everyone ! i'm at 261.3 and my weigh in is tomorrow :D

01-19-2013, 05:34 PM
Congratulations April and Tziri! You made it! I'm happy for you both!

Welcome to the new members, I just joined recently myself and I hope to keep working toward that next step!

My weigh in day is tomorrow so i'm waiting until then. I'll be back tomorrow!

01-19-2013, 08:18 PM
so my official wi today was an even 260 ... i 'll take it !!!!!

01-19-2013, 09:52 PM
I'm officially out of the 270's!!! :-) wahoo, looking forward to getting out of the 260's too. We can all do this!!!!

01-20-2013, 02:59 AM
I've been away from the forum for a while, and after reading through a few threads, I realized how much I missed, it. :) I've been totally off track for months now, but thankfully have only put 4 pounds on since I last checked in. I'm at 254 today, and since my first week is usually my best (water weight) hopefully I'll be moving on to the 240's soon, and I'm taking all of you with me... so let's do this!!

01-20-2013, 11:38 AM
Hey guys!! Can I join the conversation? I'm not even close to the 260's yet, but I think if I start thinking like I'm close I will get there in no time.. :)

April Snow
01-20-2013, 12:20 PM
congrats on the losses and welcome to the newcomers!!

01-21-2013, 01:15 AM
Congratulations for all the losses and welcome to newcomers. I weighed today and am at 254.7! And I finally have a ticker!

01-21-2013, 10:54 AM
I'm right smack dab on 260! Woo!

01-21-2013, 02:10 PM
262.6 this am....sooo close to being back to the 250's and my regular clothes I can taste it ARRGGH dang water retention while sleeping, what is up with that anyway???? hmpf

01-21-2013, 04:14 PM
259.0 today!!! Sooooo hoping not to jump back up into the 260's!

01-21-2013, 05:09 PM
i'm just in time to jump in on this one. 253 last thursday. hopeing to be 249 by the end of next week.

01-21-2013, 05:32 PM
Congrats and welcome to all you folks joining the thread! I am FREEZING TO DEATH today. The wind is just howling.

No further movement for me, though I probably won't lose anymore for a bit. I seem to hold onto fluid at this point in my cycle, then get a nice burst of losses later on. Dunno, will see.

01-21-2013, 08:32 PM
Congrats everyone! I'm 252.6 today, hoping to drop 3 more pounds by Feb 3.

April Snow
01-21-2013, 09:33 PM
excited to see a lot of progress here and looking forward to seeing some moves to the 240s thread soon!

01-22-2013, 11:05 AM
Just thought I'd check in real quick. Welcome to all the newcomers. Great job on all the losses! I'm still having trouble staying on track. Still weighing in at 265, which is 10 pounds higher than my lowest weigh in. I really wish I wouldn't have let myself go so far off track over the holidays. On the up side, I've done two zumba classes so far and they went pretty well. I have a friend doing it with me so that makes it easier. For now I'm just doing two classes a week and might add a third later on. It's pretty fun, but quite a workout. Hopefully burning those extra calories will eventually show on the scale. I don't want to do all that sweating for nothing lol. Hope everyone is doing well this week.

01-22-2013, 11:36 AM
Mandy - 10 lbs isn't bad, i'd prefer to have only gained 10 lbs TBH. I listened to a nutritionist and gained FORTY lbs :x I've got that halfway off...Now for the other half to go, I might just gain my wardrobe back in the next week or two as well. (I hope)

01-22-2013, 04:43 PM
For now I'm just doing two classes a week and might add a third later on. It's pretty fun, but quite a workout. Hopefully burning those extra calories will eventually show on the scale. I don't want to do all that sweating for nothing lol. Hope everyone is doing well this week.

mandy - I know how you're feeling. I hope it shows on the scale for you, too. Maybe instead of adding a third class you might add some less strenuous exercise on a couple of off days? That would help, too. Just walking, or something. I'm sure you can get back on track and that Zumba class is a great way to start. I'm impressed - I can't see myself in one of those classes right now!

bg - hope you are feeling better!

It is especially cold here today. I have a thing after work that will involve alcohol and hors d'oeuvres. I think I can resist. I've seen the wine and it doesn't look like really awesome wine. Ditto the beer. Will see about the hors d'oeuvres. I will get home late b/c of this and am not sure about my evening work out. I usually do it before dinner but I can be pretty hungry when I start. Meh. Will see. It will be fine!

Have a great day all!

01-22-2013, 06:35 PM
Man, I'm at 250.8. If I could reach 249.anything, next week, I'd be so happy!

01-23-2013, 09:52 AM
Thank you guys for the encouragement. I'm trying my best to not get so discouraged that I give up and gain more. I know I can do it. I'm just in a funk right now. I'm sure it will pass soon and I can get all that motivation back that I had before. Happy hump day everyone!

01-23-2013, 10:44 AM
Thank you guys for the encouragement. I'm trying my best to not get so discouraged that I give up and gain more. I know I can do it. I'm just in a funk right now. I'm sure it will pass soon and I can get all that motivation back that I had before. Happy hump day everyone!

Maybe instead of worrying about losing right now, just decide that you are going to maintain for the next month. Or two weeks. I don't think that there is anything wrong with that. It still gives you an ongoing goal, but a more achievable one. Maybe that will help with your motivation, too!

Daimere - you will certainly make it!

As for me, I did fine at the thing last night. They had an excellent fruit and veggie tray. So I filled my plate with veggies and a bit of fruit. I skipped most of the other stuff, but allowed myself two chips with black bean/corn salsa, two cheese cubes. It was great; I was happy.

This morning, the scale moved! 253!

01-23-2013, 12:05 PM
As for me, I did fine at the thing last night. They had an excellent fruit and veggie tray. So I filled my plate with veggies and a bit of fruit. I skipped most of the other stuff, but allowed myself two chips with black bean/corn salsa, two cheese cubes. It was great; I was happy.

This morning, the scale moved! 253!

Great job last night!! Isn't it wonderful when we work hard to stay on plan and the scale reflects it immediately?

01-23-2013, 01:31 PM
Great job last night!! Isn't it wonderful when we work hard to stay on plan and the scale reflects it immediately?

Hah, it really, really is. Man, it's also nice to have really nice veggies at a cocktail hour thing, too. That is not always the case, and I really appreciate this caterer.

Also - are you a Decemberists' fan? (Your 'subtitle' as it were, makes me ask. Love them! I even read the first of Colin Melloy's children's fantasy novels, which was great. Though a bit like a Portlandia sketch. :) )

01-23-2013, 02:08 PM
23: 255.0

The Scale finally moved in the right direction!

01-24-2013, 11:36 AM
Good job SmallSteps!

I was 252 this morning. Also bought a pair of size 20 jeans. =)

The jeans I've been wearing were size 24. These are a BIT tight but not terrible. And they were on sale - 20 bucks!

01-24-2013, 12:29 PM
254.8 (-0.2) I have a terrible sore throat I might actually make my goal now! LOL

01-24-2013, 01:27 PM
259.2 this morning. So...I'm technically in the 250s now. Hooray!

01-24-2013, 01:59 PM
259.4 this am YAY FINALLYYYY!!!!! Congrats on al lthe losses so far everyone who is sick get better andlet's keep on truckin people! :D Oh and I forgot NSV, my wardrobe is starting to fit again.

01-24-2013, 05:16 PM
I'm so excited, this morning I weighed in at 267.4.. That's a loss of 3.2lbs this week!! Wahooooooo!

01-25-2013, 01:49 AM
Also - are you a Decemberists' fan? (Your 'subtitle' as it were, makes me ask. Love them! I even read the first of Colin Melloy's children's fantasy novels, which was great. Though a bit like a Portlandia sketch. :) )

Yes! Huge Decemberists fan - I finally got to see them live about two years ago. They've played in every city I've lived in since 2004 but I've always missed them for one reason or another! I haven't read either of Colin Meloy's books yet, though - I'll have to check them out one of these days :)

01-25-2013, 02:31 AM
Hello! I belong here, the 250s are never gonna give me up, I tell ya.

Just weighed in at 254 today, one lb under where I was stuck the last time I tried to lose weight and ended up falling off the wagon. I'm so happy :).

Hopefully my loss keeps down this steady road this time. I have 4 lbs before I reach my goal.

01-25-2013, 11:16 AM
Yes! Huge Decemberists fan - I finally got to see them live about two years ago. They've played in every city I've lived in since 2004 but I've always missed them for one reason or another! I haven't read either of Colin Meloy's books yet, though - I'll have to check them out one of these days.

I am jealous, I've never seen them live. And if you enjoy reading, do check out his books. I found the first one to be sweet and charming and sometimes unexpected. Really nice.

Congrats on the losses, everyone. SMSDREAMER - it's nice to be able to fit into your clothes, isn't it?

I had really terrible heartburn yesterday, ugh. It's been nagging all week but just - ew. I think I've conquered it, though, as it seems better today.

251.8 this morning.

April Snow
01-25-2013, 11:43 AM
great losses!

congrats on the 250s coolacrity and SMSDreamer - great work!!

And looking forward to seeing Daimere and mnemosyne in the 240s thread very soon!

keep going everyone!


01-25-2013, 12:57 PM
Nope, that didn't last. I binged last night, so the water weight was astronomical. So bluh, back in the 260s.

01-25-2013, 01:13 PM
AprilSnow - you're brilliant, so supportive. I am looking forward to joining y'all!

coolacrity - it's a blip! my weight loss is NEVER linear. I made it to 254.8 last week, then was up to 257 on Monday morning. Sometimes it is water weight from food or exercise or whatever; sometimes the body retains it for other reasons. I ALWAYS hold on to some extra fluid in the couple of weeks before TOM, et cetera. Bounce ups are frustrating, but get back on track and you will kill it!

01-25-2013, 02:02 PM
25: 254.6 (-0.2)

I am finally moving the right direction! I have lost 4 pounds this week!!

01-25-2013, 06:12 PM
@mnemosyne Thanks for the support. I was proud of myself for not getting angry or depressed about it this morning. I was just reporting it on here.

You're sooo close to goal, yourself! Go go go!

@SmallSteps Go you! I'm glad I'm not the only one that can lose (water?) like that.

01-25-2013, 09:11 PM
Was up yesterday to 252.4 but back down to 252 today. Splurged a bit at lunch today (also way too much salt) so not sure what the weekend will bring. Good luck to everyone.

01-28-2013, 12:35 AM
down to 258.4 this week :)

01-28-2013, 11:26 AM
Haha, it is a 'current' goal rather than 'long-term' goal. An 'officially way more than half-way to normal weight' number, or it's all downhill from here.

Still 252 this morning. That's good. I usually bounce up after weekends with some water weight, and my food was not GREAT on Saturday.

Keep working hard, y'all!

01-28-2013, 12:21 PM
Down to 251 yesterday! Getting close to the 240's! Congrats to everyone on their successes and encouragement for your challenges!

01-28-2013, 12:51 PM
28: 250.6 (-4.0) :carrot: It is ABOUT time!!!

01-28-2013, 12:52 PM
Great to see all the progress everyone is making! Keep it up!!

01-29-2013, 01:40 PM
Jumping on board. Hit 259.6 yesterday and had the realization that I haven't been in the 250's since I was pregnant nearly 4 years ago. Hoping to hit the 240's in by March 29th so I can weight less than my daughter has ever seen me by her birthday (then again, its not like she remembers, but would still be nice.) :)

01-29-2013, 11:15 PM
Been going up and down over the past few days, and ate pretty badly at lunch. At 250.8 today, but will probably go up again tomorrow.

Congrats to everyone on their losses.

01-30-2013, 10:31 AM
251 today. FINALLY. My TOM also seems to be on the way. I usually gain prior to and lose during. Crossing my fingers that that is the case this time, as well.

01-30-2013, 12:34 PM
Well I made my goal weight on Monday and now I am packing on fluid because my TOM is due to start this coming monday.

30: 253.8 (+1.6)

That is 3.2 pounds in 2 days :snooty:

01-30-2013, 07:13 PM
I'm so excited, this morning I weighed in at 267.4.. That's a loss of 3.2lbs this week!! Wahooooooo!

Well I was at 267.4 then it skyrocketed to 271 and now I seem to be back at 266.6 :dizzy: :woohoo:

April Snow
01-31-2013, 12:05 AM
TOM = :devil:

01-31-2013, 10:50 AM
Great job Mrs.02010! And welcome!

250.0 for me this morning. It flashed to 249ish several times, but ended at 250.0 twice. So that it is.