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




Diana3271
10-31-2012, 04:31 PM
Hello Everyone! :wave: Welcome to the Check-In! Let's make it a great month!

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

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

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


cdcn13
10-31-2012, 05:25 PM
I created a ticker and found out I have to be on this site for 20 days before I can create a signature, so I am just going to have to paste it into my messages for now!

Been having a great day today... need to drink some more water so I get to 64 oz for the day!!!

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pluckypear
10-31-2012, 07:17 PM
Hello everyone.

I went to aquafitness today and my arms are sore. I stayed in points so far and have enough for a snack if I want. I have been busy steam cleaning carpets.

Dianajust wanted to let you know the cauliflower soup I made was tasty. I may try it with brussel sprouts. Thanks for starting the new thread.

Mamakathope you and your family are safe.

I hope to shed my .2 plus more this week. Still dealing with TTOM.

I am going to the pool tomorrow too.


Misti in Seattle
10-31-2012, 07:39 PM
Hi everyone.

Welcome, Carol. Creative way to get that ticker in there. :) I see you have just made it to ONEderland!! Congrat. :cheer:

I am going to a friend's house tonight for homemade chili... will be good on a cold rainy night!

novangel
10-31-2012, 09:11 PM
Yay for new months! With exception of last week I kicked butt in October, hopefully November is also a good one. :carrot:

Diana3271
10-31-2012, 09:18 PM
Carol Love the idea of getting that ticker! :D

Pluckypear Glad the soup was good. I will need to give it a try.

Misti Enjoy the evening at your friend's house.

Novangel Yay for kicking butt in October! :carrot: I hope November is even better for you.

wonder0149
10-31-2012, 09:58 PM
I am doing well avoiding Halloween candy! Ate pretty well today, yesterday was better and hopefully tomorrow will be even better!
New to the site!

Diana3271
11-01-2012, 06:29 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

I had a bit of TTOM insomnia last night/this morning. I woke an hour early. I tend to do that with TTOM.

Calories for yesterday: 1240 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 151.8 (TTOM)
Down: .2


wonder0149 Hi and Welcome to the check-in! :welcome2:

roadbikerchick
11-01-2012, 07:51 AM
Hi everyone!

I used to take part in this forum a year and a half ago, and I'm back! I got down to 137 at one point, and now I'm up to 151. Was even higher after Canadian Thanksgiving. I really need the accountability.

So, here goes.

mamakat
11-01-2012, 08:04 AM
Good Morning Everyone

The city is up early digging the neighborhood out. That's a lot of sand. So we drained the basement not too bad it could have been way worse. Luckily we cleaned the basement this year. We lost a lot of books, college and religious...which I thought I tossed years ago. The gym may not be lost, its a mess but might dryout and luckily it was ground watwr and not sea. No power still and its cold but not freezing. We have Jaws our fighting fish surrounded by candles and gave the rat new xmas boxes to huddle in hoping to keep the two naked runts warm. Its yet another experience :)

Welcome to the newcomers, this os a grat place for support.

My phone is acting weird so I have to sing off. I pigged out one 1.5 chicken ceaser saldas at applebees last night..I was hungry. No food was saved fpr dh and I so doing our best to get buy. Even if I stopped dieting there's only gluten so no food is safe anyway...maybe I'll lose some weight. :)

Have a wonderful and healthy day!

Misti in Seattle
11-01-2012, 08:17 AM
Good morning, everyone

Welcome, roadbikerchick. Glad you are back and joined in our thread.

mamakat, glad the damage was not worse... big job getting everything all cleaned up. Hope you get power soon.

I got a 242 again during the night but this morning it is saying 243... so still no progress but at least down from what it has been the past couple days. This is CRAZY! I just can't allow myself to become discouraged... have to keep going!!!

Have a good day, all.

Diana3271
11-01-2012, 08:34 AM
Mamakat Thank you for checking in. Still sending positive vibes and thoughts your way.

roadbikerchick Hi and welcome back! :wave:

Misti Don't get discouraged. Sometimes we hit a bump in the road. You will get through this and start showing losses again.

IsabellaOlivia
11-01-2012, 01:03 PM
Misti: Chilli is my favourite food.

Roadbikerchick: Welcome!

Mamakat: Hoping you guys get power again soon. What do you eat when you don't have access to a fridge or a stove? What does someone eat during a storm?

Today, I was at the grocery store after my workout in my workout clothes. This lady behind me starts chatting me up when I'm in line. She starts talk about this media created hysteria to workout. How it's so horrible and so paranoid with all this pressure to workout. I said I agreed with her.

As I came home again, it suddenly hit it me she might be talking about me personally. I'm not quite sure of to interpret the situation because I didn't realize the significance of how I was standing post workout in full gear when she started talking to me at the time.

What am I supposed to make of it?

pluckypear
11-01-2012, 02:12 PM
Isabellaolivia I would not make anything of it. The cashier likely wanted to talk and just read or heard something about working out. She may even be feeling guilty for not doing it herself and wanted to 'vent' or even 'connect' with another human being however briefly. And not sure what you mean by 'workout gear' but I know many people who wear runners, yoga pants and a tee or sweat shirt all the time. :)

Mamakat Nice to see you posting today. Hope you get some decent gluten free food soon. The salad sounds good though.

Welcome wonder0149 and roadbikerchick. I find this thread very supportive.

I went to the pool today. I am hoping to get a massage in tomorrow because I pulled my left shoulder and neck. At least that is how it feels.

novangel
11-01-2012, 05:51 PM
This might be a stupid question but are you sure you have bed bugs? They are very visible and if you're not seeing any...also you'd have blood on the sheets. Could be something else.

novangel
11-01-2012, 05:57 PM
Ok, I kicked November off with a 45min jog/fast walk (mostly jogged). Average heart rate 168-171bpm. Approx 700 cals burned. :)

Steph7409
11-01-2012, 07:43 PM
novangel, your heart rate seems high to me, but I'm a lot older than you are so the high end of my target range is 145. When I jog, it goes up to about 160 and I worry that it might be too high. Should I be worried, do you think?

plucky, I don't know anything about bedbugs except that they're really hard to get rid of. It sounds awful for you. Fingers crossed that the 2nd spray takes care of it.

Isabella, if that woman was talking about you, I'm sure you confused her by agreeing with her - which she would deserve, if she was indeed judging you.

I'm doing a little better with my snacking. I'm feeling less anxious (I had to go for a redo on my mammo, as well as an ultrasound - turns out I'm okay, phew!) and am trying to stay on track.

IsabellaOlivia
11-01-2012, 07:53 PM
1365 calories.
Actvity: Jillian Michaels Body Revolution W1D1. 30 Min walking a dog.

Steph: Great the mammo turned out okay!

Novangel: I run at 160-170 and up hills I once hit 198. I thought that was normal?

worththeeffort2
11-01-2012, 08:34 PM
Given what MamaKat and so many others on the East Coast are going through, I shouldn't be feeling the way I am, so I'm going to count a few blessings here to feel better.

1. I am thankful for my beautiful, wonderful, loving husband, who is sound asleep and snoring next to me on the couch as I type this.
2. I am thankful that my family is all safe, warm, fed, and dry in their homes this evening.
3. I am thankful that my pets are all safe, warm, fed, and snoozing here on the couch with me and my husband.
4. I am thankful for our nice home that is in good repair and provides a solid roof over our heads.
5. I am thankful that I have a job that allows us to pay our mortgage, our bills, and live in a way that meets our needs.
6. I am thankful that I am learning more about myself and waging forward in this struggle against binge eating.
7. I am thankful for the opportunity to participate in a six-week fitness program at a real gym.
8. I am thankful for the positive support I receive when posting on this forum.
9. I am thankful to be learning and growing as a person.
10. I am thankful to God for keeping everyone in my family, everyone on this forum, and everyone throughout the world healthy and safe.

Diana3271
11-01-2012, 08:35 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Isabella Good job on your workout, today.

Pluckypear I hope you can get the massage and it helps with your shoulder/neck. I have had neck issues in the past and it's painful. Sorry to hear about the bedbugs. I also hope the next spray gets rid of the problem. Has the exterminator looked to verify that's what they are? I also thought you would see something. Could it be fleas or sand fleas? I hope the issue gets resolved.

Novangel Good job on burning those calories up!

Steph Good news on the mammo! I'm glad to hear that everything is normal for you. I know all of that causes stress and makes it harder to stay on track.

cdcn13
11-01-2012, 08:36 PM
Misti... how was the chili? Chili sounds good on a cold day like today. Might have to make some tomorrow.

Wonder... great job avoiding the candy. I was able to avoid it pretty well too, was able to limit myself to one little orange skittle. Far cry from last year when I was stuffing my face with chocolate!


Daily Stats:
Weight 197.6
Calories 1043
Step Count 10893

~Carol

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Diana3271
11-01-2012, 08:38 PM
worththeeffort2 Thank you for your post. I just mentioned something very similar to my DH today.

cdcn13 Good job limiting your Halloween candy and making changes from last year. Excellent job on your steps!

Diana3271
11-01-2012, 08:42 PM
Total Approx 1375 Calories + :coffee:

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

Lunch (280 Calories)
Ricotta Cheese 210 calories
Cinnamon spice peaches 70 caloires

Dinner (700 Calories)
Roasted chicken 400 calories
Turnip Greens 100 calories
Green beans 100 calories
Steamed cabbage 100 calories

Exercise:
Day 1 of my new rotation
Les Mills Pump Challenge w/12's
Les Mills Sports Attack

novangel
11-01-2012, 09:43 PM
novangel, your heart rate seems high to me, but I'm a lot older than you are so the high end of my target range is 145. When I jog, it goes up to about 160 and I worry that it might be too high. Should I be worried, do you think?

I don't know your age but to find your max heart rate take 220 minus your age. I'm 38 so my max is 182bpm. ;)

Misti in Seattle
11-01-2012, 10:12 PM
Mayo Clinic has a neat maximum heart rate calculator

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/target-heart-rate/SM00083

novangel
11-01-2012, 11:06 PM
Mayo Clinic has a neat maximum heart rate calculator

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/target-heart-rate/SM00083

That will give you your target not max. I don't want people to freak out. :dizzy:

Misti in Seattle
11-02-2012, 02:10 AM
That will give you your target not max. I don't want people to freak out. :dizzy:

But some of the medical sites say the max as it was said earlier is too high. Perhaps people need to "freak out" if they are letting their heart rates get that high... or at least talk to their doctors instead of freaking out.

There are also other factors besides age which need to be considered. Again, my suggestion is for people to talk to their doctors rather than relying on a "one size fits all" formula.

Diana3271
11-02-2012, 07:04 AM
Good Morning :wave: TGIF! :dance:

I hope you have a great weekend!

Calories for yesterday: 1375 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 151.8 (TTOM)
No Change

seabiscuit
11-02-2012, 07:23 AM
Hi! It's nice to see all of you again! I missed this thread but my internet was out for a few days with Hurricane Sandy. Finally it came back on last night, yay!

Things here are alright, just tired and still getting over this bronchitis.

Have a good day everyone ;)

Misti in Seattle
11-02-2012, 08:13 AM
Good morning, all

LOL well I deleted my previous post that sounded whiny. Even though I would LIKE to whine, it does not help much. :)

I'm at 243 this morning but went back and checked to see I lost 6 pounds in October (counting the 242). Although that is a lot slower than I like, it still averages about 1.5 pounds a week. Anyway, it is what it is, disappointing though that may be.

Off to work!!!

Everyone hang in there... we CAN do this!

mamakat
11-02-2012, 09:00 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

We are still without power. No hope for it til Monday...maybe we'll get lucky. My neighbor informed us next week we'll be hit by a Noreaster(?).bbman this is rough. We got thru another cold night and all pets are present and accounted for, we upped Jaw's ccandle count he likes the flames:p

Thans for all the well wishes, prayers and good vibes...its very much appreciated.

Isabella. Dh goes out for breakfast and coffee for th 4 of us. Lunch the kids eat what the can grab pb sandwiches or whatever. Dh and I skip lunch and snack on nuts if our tummies growl too loud. He grills dinner. Last night we ate outside next to our decks pitfire. The food was cold before it reached our mouths. But by dinner time I'm not complaining. Food is food riht now.

My neighbor called me skinny minny last night twice!

Have a wonderful and healthy day!

AmandaJWatkins
11-02-2012, 09:41 AM
I would like to join in. I have put myself on a small challenge and for two weeks im not allowed to have any sweets or eat out. Im only on day 3 and its trying to kick my butt. Im hanging in there though and I know I can do this.

mamakat- Glad your doing ok down there. I wish you the best of luck! Still praying for everyone on the east coast.

Rasagolla
11-02-2012, 12:59 PM
Reposting: I posted this yesterday incorrectly in the Oct thread. Diana, thank you for catching it!
Hello!

Mamakat sending good thoughts and vibes your way. Hope things get restored to normal soon, your friends and family are doing okay and there is minimal damage to your home. Thank you for checking in despite everything! Welcome cdc13 , wonder and welcome back roadbikerchick! Good job on the exercise Novangel! Isabella may be she was trying to overcome her own non-exercising guilt without realizing the implications. Diana your birthday celebrations sound like a lot of fun. For me it is good to see how you are evening things out when you plan off days. Missing you Serenity! Hope you feel better soon. I think I am coming down with something too.
From my side the treadmill incline and running for a few minutes on incline and walking the rest of the way is killing me but I seem to have hit a downward trend! Scale showed 159.2 I am at my first mini-goal but I know it will probably hit back 160+ over the weekend. I am celebrating today by changing my ticker Once I get down to 157 or so (and know that a 2 pound gain will still put me at my first mini-goal) I will put some dancing carrots next to it. I am taking an off day for exercise tomorrow because my legs feel like lead and looks like I am coming down with something.

Rasagolla
11-02-2012, 01:01 PM
Welcome Amanda! Mamakat, this sounds tough. Hang in there! More good vibes your way! Nice to be called Skinny though:D

novangel
11-02-2012, 01:16 PM
But some of the medical sites say the max as it was said earlier is too high. Perhaps people need to "freak out" if they are letting their heart rates get that high... or at least talk to their doctors instead of freaking out.

There are also other factors besides age which need to be considered. Again, my suggestion is for people to talk to their doctors rather than relying on a "one size fits all" formula.

I know you shouldn't go above your max. My max is 182 so 168-171bpm isn't too high for me. Target is where you need to be to burn fat effectively. I did ask a professional. :) Everyone else should do the same, I was asked if mine was too high or not and I was only speaking for myself.

IsabellaOlivia
11-02-2012, 06:36 PM
Mamakat: Stay in there. It sounds like a horrible situation.

Novangel: I think 170 bmp is a fine speed. I jog at the same speed.

Rasagolla: You're right. I think I might take things too personally sometimes. It was probably about her own issues with lack of exercising than me being a random stranger in workout clothes.

Diana: Good job on the nutrition.

worththeeffort2
11-02-2012, 08:04 PM
Good evening, everyone. :)

MamaKat: I'm sending prayers and good wishes to you, your family, and pets. With luck, the crews will be able to get power back on for folks sooner rather than later.

Had my cardio/core workout class tonight. It went okay. Have a recumbent bike at home so am not use to sitting on the saddle of an upright bike anymore. It was pretty uncomfortable but I was able to do the majority of the workout. I had to get off once to stretch a bit but other than that, I managed to do the full workout.

novangel
11-02-2012, 08:10 PM
I went out for a jog but only made it 32 minutes because it was getting too cold and dark. I burned approx 500 cals...I'll take it. ;) I must say I love my FILA leggings. Very high quality.

pluckypear
11-02-2012, 09:34 PM
Diana I did go for a massage today and my massage therapist really worked on my shoulder and neck, it feels so much better. Thanks for asking.

I used some weekly points today, about half. I really did not need to. I went to aqua fitness three times this week. I am going to the orgnaic Farmer's market tomorrow to stock up on healthy food. I plan on making an oven roasted chicken with lemon tomorrow. I will roast potatos and carrots too. I have not had potatos in ages, I miss them.

Mamakat Good to hear you are getting along. I can only imagine how much work you must be putting in. Stay warm and safe.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Diana3271
11-02-2012, 10:29 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Seabiscuit It's good to see you. I hope you heal from the bronchitis and get to feeling better soon. :hug:

Misti Good job on the 6 pounds in October. It may seem like a disappointment that you are not losing quicker, but you are building a solid foundation about how to live your new lifestyle. Hopefully this lifestyle will be second nature to you and you can easily transition into maintenance when it's time.

Mamakat Hey there, Skinny Minnie! I like that for you! I'm glad you, the family and the pets are hanging in there. Still keeping you in my thoughts.

Amanda Hi and Welcome to the check-in! :welcome2:

Serentiy I hope you are starting to feel better. :hug:

Rasagolla Congrats on hitting your first mini goal! :carrot:

Isabella Are you pet sitting for the weekend?

Worththeeeffort Good job on the bike workout! :carrot:

Novangel Way to go on burning those 500 calories!

Pluckypear I'm glad the massage therapist helped and you are feeling better. The roasted chicken and veggies sounds delish!

Diana3271
11-02-2012, 10:32 PM
Total Approx 1375 Calories + :coffee:

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

Lunch (280 Calories)
Ricotta Cheese 210 Calories
Peaches w/cinnamon/spices 70 calories

Dinner (700 Calories)
Chicken salad wrap w/extra chicken 500 calories
steamed veggies 100 calories
fruit cup 100 calories

Exercise:
Susan Chung's Rapidfire Results (Cardio Explosion Premix w/weighted gloves)

cdcn13
11-02-2012, 10:34 PM
Seabiscuit - welcome back glad you were able to make it through the storm okay sorry you're not feeling well I hope you feel better soon!

MamaKat - sorry you're still without power that stinks that you have to wait until Monday I can't imagine what everyone must be going through out there on the East Coast.

Amanda - three days in, good job and only gets better from here were here for you glad you could join us.

Rasa - congratulations on making your mini goal. that is great I can't wait until I get to that level. you're doing a good job.

I am really looking forward to tomorrow DH comes home from Japan. it has been a really hard week not having him here.

I had some bad news at work today. a couple of weeks ago we found out that our jobs are being eliminated due to restructuring so we were able to interview for two other positions that were open in the company and I did not to get one of those positions. I am still waiting to hear about the other position but the one I didn't get was the one I really wanted so I'm kind of bummed about that. Now I just have to hope that I get to the other job so that I'm not without a job altogether.

Daily Stats:
Weight 198
Calories 980
Step Count 11786

~Carol

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Misti in Seattle
11-02-2012, 10:44 PM
I know you shouldn't go above your max. My max is 182 so 168-171bpm isn't too high for me. Target is where you need to be to burn fat effectively. I did ask a professional. :) Everyone else should do the same, I was asked if mine was too high or not and I was only speaking for myself.

And I was not meaning to insult or question you. Sorry if it came across that way.

Diana3271
11-03-2012, 08:03 AM
Good Morning! :wave: Happy Weekend to all! :dance:

It looks like things are going to move slow for me since it's TTOM. Also, I'm sure the food had more calories than I could even imagine. :lol: Another thing, is that it has only been a few days. Patience, patience, patience! :dizzy:

Calories for yesterday: 1375 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 151.6 (TTOM)
Down: .2

cdcn13 You are doing such a great job getting all of your steps in. Yous calories seems a little low, though. Enjoy the weekend with your DH! :love: Sorry about the job situation. I hope something comes through for you.

mamakat
11-03-2012, 08:30 AM
Good Morning Everyone

I'm the only one awake as we got home from the concert at 2.30. Dh reported friends had electricity so he was angry when we got home. Funny beach gets hit the hardest and we need electricty to pump water out and we're always last to get back on. I wasn't disappointed bc they did say Monday...besides I was a buzz. My DD crowd surfed! I ended up closer to the bar :p I was chatting up this girl all night who texted before and after my daught's favorite band...I thought she stopped bc she wanted to watch. Turns out she the lead singers cousin and they were texting back and forth. It was her first night in the crowd she's usually in a safer place...she's touring with them and tried really hard to introduce us but her cousin has the flu and was out of it. But she swapped numbers with my DD and texted all night. How cool is that? That was me being friendly what are the odds I chat up a person whose touring with the band?

That was my night. Now to go enjoy luke warm tea.

Have a wonderful and healthy day

pluckypear
11-03-2012, 11:56 AM
Good Morning.

Back from the farmer's market and food away. Just relaxing with a coffee then off to vacuum and to do laundry. I will have chicken tonight and scallops tomorrow night.

Enjoy your day.

Misti in Seattle
11-03-2012, 12:31 PM
Hi everyone

Happy Saturday. Our farmer's market closed yesterday I think so that is going to be a big loss for me. Will have to start driving to PCC but that is just 7 miles so not too bad.

I'm at 243 again this morning even though I ate a really light dinner. Not going to fret about it though... it's just a horrid horrid plateau... but I'll get through it.

Big sales again so am headed off to buy some more pants hopefully. It is buy one, get one free day.

novangel
11-03-2012, 12:37 PM
Holy @#$%!!! 145.8! :woohoo:

worththeeffort2
11-03-2012, 03:10 PM
cdcn13: Sorry to hear about the job situation. Hopefully, you'll get an offer on the other position, even if it isn't the one you prefer. Have a wonderful weekend with your sweetheart. ;)

MamaKat: I don't know how you do it, but good job staying positive with everything that is going on. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that you'll get power back sooner than Monday. :crossed:

Pluckypear: Your post about the farmer's market reminded me that the big Fall Harvest Festival is going to be staged in our town next weekend. There will be tons of farmers, craftspeople, and other vendors there. I'm on the fence about going. I want to go but I hate being in crowds. :p

Misti: Stick with it and you'll eventually break the plateau. I know how hard it is to see the numbers flex up and down by a pound or two for a long time. Hope you find some great outfits at the sale! :sunny:

Novangel: Whoop! Whoop! Congratulations on another loss! Your ticker says two pounds to go. Now that is exciting! :woohoo:

I did really awful during October. :( Struggled with another bout of depression. I hope I'm on the other side of that hill now. I'm going to take another stab at getting back on track by returning to a mostly vegetarian diet program. :broc: 1 lb of cooked vegetables and 1 lb of raw vegetables each day with minimal amounts of animal protein.

It seems the only time I lose weight is if I'm focused on eating vegetables. Since my husband isn't interested in vegetables, I still have to cook meat for him. For tonight, I have a small pork roast in the slow cooker. I'll be sure to measure my serving to keep it around 2 oz with a salad and lots of steamed broccoli.

:chockiss: My biggest :chockiss: challenge :chockiss: will be :chockiss: to stop :chockiss: the sugar binges. :chockiss: :chockiss: I ordered some Overeaters Anonymous materials online this week and hope there's something in that material that will help me reach a place that I can get control over my eating.

Bugs, our ill-tempered ragdoll cat curled up in my husband's lap for a nap a few minutes ago. This is something that rarely happens. All the animals prefer DH's lap to mine because he is able to sit still for long periods of time whereas I tend to shift and twitch and fidget. :hyper: She is not a sociable animal but she seems to take a certain amount of delight in annoying DH. He's trying to read through some catalogs and she has plopped herself down on the catalogs in his lap.

Can I just say my tail hurts after yesterday's bike workout? :bike: I haven't been on a standard bike seat in years. Today, certain regions are swollen and sore from the pressure of my ample weight on a very narrow and hard bike saddle. Ouch. :^:

Misti in Seattle
11-03-2012, 06:04 PM
Hi everyone.

Ohhhhh tell me I did not do this!! :) I stopped at Catherine's to see if they had anything else nice and found a blouse in 1X just like the 2X one I am now wearing and love! So I bought it and some socks to bring the price up enough so I got another $25 off coupon for future.

Then to Lane Bryant's... the pants were buy one, get another free. So I bought EIGHT more pair in the three sizes... including two pair of jeans, which I have not been able to wear in years! And I've never had ANY pants that fit my skinny legs so well. Total of $214 -- and I got EIGHT $25 off coupons (must have been double day) to use in future... so basically the pants were all free. So now I have a total of over $400 in $25 coupons.. of course you have to spend $50 for each $25 coupon.

I am not going to NEED that many more new clothes so I am thinking about inviting a plus-size friend who struggles financially to go on a half-price shopping spree with me and hopefully find some nice things for her. That would be a fun thing to do for Christmas!!

Then I went to the pool. It was the official grand opening day of the gym so the place was packed. I did goof though and got an Emerald City smoothie (healthy) thinking that would be lunch but it just was not enough so I came home and late. Just planning to have some veggies for dinner though.

Hope everyone is having a good day.

novangel
11-03-2012, 06:21 PM
Novangel: Whoop! Whoop! Congratulations on another loss! Your ticker says two pounds to go. Now that is exciting!

I know, I can't believe it! :yikes: I thought I would never get here.

Misti in Seattle
11-03-2012, 06:25 PM
Way to go, novangel! Yippee for you. :cheer:

Radiojane
11-03-2012, 06:46 PM
Hi! I'm doing paleo/low carb/ cc

I cheated mid week; took my nephews to Chucky cheese, but I amped up my training this week too ( I do kettle bells & swim). Still coming off way slower than the first two months, but I got my period, which is a big sign something is working. I haven't had one in nearly a year. I need to dial down the cheese though. Way too many mini babybels.

I'm insanely discouraged by my month 3 progress pictures. I was finally able to discern I was smaller ( I stand in the same place in each one, and I could see more of what was behind me), but I'm bummed about how saggy and gross I look. I'm only a quarter of a way to goal, and I look like a sharpei. Boo!!!

seabiscuit
11-03-2012, 07:18 PM
Hi everyone,

My internet, TV and landline phone came back on Thursday evening. I didn't track my points for a few days, it's been close to a week now because of the internet connection being down. I don't know that I really want to go back to counting points although it did help. I lost weight doing it...

It's interesting, I go to an eating disorder site sometimes because I know I have had the symptoms of COE/BED in the past, I think the symptoms have improved and that site is against dieting. I went to a site from their site where I stumbled upon a book called Diet's Don't Work. I am thinking of maybe purchasing it. I think that this time WW was being helpful for me but I have a lot of issues with my life beyond what a diet can solve and maybe this book and workbook will help me with it, I don't know. The book is designed to go with a program in CA but I live on the other coast and can't take time off of work to do it. I think that with that program they want you to see a nutritionist or dietitian, which I have done and found it to be overwhelming or restrictive. I'm not sure what the happy medium is...I'm just thinking aloud here.

Thanks for listening.

Amy

Steph7409
11-03-2012, 09:40 PM
Misti, I like your idea of sharing your coupons. It does sound like fun.

novangel, congrats on the weigh in!

seabiscuit, I've read a variety of books about weight loss and eating disorders, and have found something helpful in all of them. I think you have to cast a wide net and be open to a lot of different ideas to find what works for you. Good luck!

worththeeffort, I hear you on the pain from riding an upright bike. That's why I gave mine away and bought a recumbent bike.

cdcn, sorry to hear you didn't get that job. My department is going to be reorganized and I'm worried too. It's ugly out there in the job market. I hope you get the other job.

I spent today helping a friend clean out some of her mother's hoard. My friend's dad died a year ago and her mom spends most of her time in Florida, so my friend moved into their house up here. She spent months throwing away and donating things, but the garage was still full of stuff (a big 2-car garage with an enormous attic). Bag after bag of holiday decorations, kitchen stuff, baby clothes and toys (my friend is an only child, unmarried), gift items like candles and vases, books, on and on and on. We filled a big dumpster to the brim, and I'm exhausted. I made the mistake of hardly eating all day and then came home and ate way too much.

Don't forget to change your clocks!

Diana3271
11-03-2012, 11:02 PM
Update on my dress shopping! :carrot:

I think everyone knows by now that I hate shopping for clothes. Remember last Summer when DH and I went to OBX, NC? I had just gotten to my goal weight. I needed some new Summer clothes for the trip as well as the dreaded swimsuit. I could handle the shorts and shirts but the swimsuit was going to take me over the edge. I went to Dillard's and there was a person there that helped me. I found something that night that I liked and was comfortable with. Since then I have shopped at another store, also, and gotten help from the store's manager. I have been doing pretty good with finding clothes to go on our cruise. I am in need of one more dressy outfit. Last week, I thought I had found it with that sweater dress. Today I decided to try again. I went to a store that I had heard advertising. I got in there and picked out a dress. I asked the SA if I could try it on. I told her that I really wanted something with more color. She said that she would go find something and come back. Nothing! She never came back! I put my clothes back on, went to put the dress up and left. I have always had problems getting SA to help me with clothes. I think I must put off a bad vibe. They can sense that I don't want to be there in the first place. So, I went to the mall. I started at one end and worked my way to the other end. I swear I could not get anyone to help me. I didn't even see anything that I liked. My Mom and I had a conversation this year about why SA's won't help me. Her thoughts were that I intimidate them. I cannot understand how I can intimidate someone in the clothes business. That is totally insane. :D So back to today. I end up back at Dillard's. I could not find the woman that I had dealt with before. I went to the makeup counter to talk with the lady there that I know. I wanted to discuss about the best colors for me to take. I don't want to take a lot of different colors for eyes, lips, and blush. Anyways, I told her that I was actually there to look for clothes for the trip, but the other lady was not there. She said, I've got someone for you to meet. She took me over to a lady that was a personal shopper. I think that's what the other woman does, too. She started picking out dresses for me, in every price range. I also picked out a dress. She said how she likes to do it, is for me to try the dresses on, she would take away the "No's" and I would keep the ones that had potential. I was left with 4 dresses that she picked out and still needed to try on my dress. She kept pointing out about how certain colors "popped" or brightened my face. She pointed out how certain cuts brought out the best in my shape. She showed me how certain lengths made me look taller and slimmer. She also showed me how certain neck lines looked better on me. She worked with me for over 2 hours. I tried on the last dress, the one I picked out. I walked out and she said, that's the one. Actually, she compared all the dresses. The two Ralph Lauren's ranged from $140-$170. :eek: I didn't want to pay that in the first place, but didn't tell her. She said she liked all of them that we kept out, but if you look at the price vs. look, she would go with the last one (the one I picked out). It was on sale for $40! I bought the dress. She gave me her business card and told me to give her a call the next time I needed something. She could set aside 2 hour blocks to do personal shopping. There is no charge for this service. How awesome is that? Now on top of that, I got the dress home and tried it on for my DH. He liked it better than the dress from last week! It's perfect! :D It's very flattering and sexy while still having a good length. I'm not sure if the shoes I have will work. But she did tell me what to look for. It should be easy to find if mine won't work. I can even go back there and she can help with the shoes if I need. What a relief to have someone to help like that. I was also very impressed that she didn't push me to buy the more expensive dress.

Diana3271
11-03-2012, 11:12 PM
Mamakat It sounds like you had an awesome time at the concert. I hope you get power soon. Hang in there.

Misti Congrats on the big score with shopping!

Novangel Congratulations! :congrat: You are so close now!

Worththeeeffort Ouch! I have felt that soreness before. ;) I have to eat a lot of veggies, too, in order to stay satisfied. But I also have to eat quite a bit of protein, too. The only help for me and sugar is not to have the stuff around that I like.

Radiojane Hi and Welcome to the check-in! :welcome2: Congratulations on your weight loss, so far. Keep up the great work!

Seabiscuit Keep working, thinking, and talking your way through things. You will figure out what works for you. :hug:

Steph That's sounds like a lot of work today.

Diana3271
11-03-2012, 11:18 PM
I think my calories are good today, but the sodium was too high. We'll see . . .

Total Approx 1655 Calories + :coffee: - My calories are good, but I know the sodium is high with the frozen dinner from lunch along with the spaghetti sauce for dinner

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

Lunch (400 Calories)
Doctored up WW's Tuna Noodle Gratin (extra sugar snap peas and tuna) 400 calories

Dinner (860 Calories)
Salad 150 calories
spaghetti squash 100 calories
Spaghetti sauce 100 calories
Turkey for meat sauce and meatballs 240 calories
garlic bread 140 calories
WW Brownie a la mode 130 calories

Exercise:
I didn't workout today. I didn't want to tell the personal shopper that I had to leave. :D I didn't have enough time to workout after that.

Rasagolla
11-03-2012, 11:31 PM
Hello all!
Diana loved your shopping story. Congrats on finding the right dress! Misti, that is so thoughtful of you! Congrats Novangel! It is so exciting to be close to your goal! Isabella I think your idea of checking on my calories worked. I am not reducing them but I write down everything I eat, which keeps me feeling like eating everything in sight Thank you Carol, you are doing great on the calories and step count. Sorry on your job situation thought. It is stressful and I will send positive thoughts your way so that it all works out. Enjoy your weekend with DH!:) Welcome RadioJane! Congrats on your weight loss!

Misti in Seattle
11-03-2012, 11:43 PM
Diana, so glad you found a dress you like and at such a fantastic price! Hope you will post photos!! We wanna see! :)

I had an NSV today. A while back I bought some nice knit tunic tops in both 2X "for now" and 1X "for later." Today I tried on the 1X and it fit nicely so I wore it shopping. I used the 2X to put over my swimsuit to wear to the gym!

Yay! I sure need an NSV or two while I am stuck here in the 240s!!!

Oh and one pair of the pants I got today (in 2 sizes actually) are gorgeous silvery/black kind of shimmery... a total splurge but they will look really nice with my silky purple "now" and red "later" silky blouses. I plan to wear them tomorrow with the purple one!

Diana3271
11-04-2012, 06:41 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

I knew I would bounce up on the scale this morning. I think the frozen dinner, plus extra tuna, plus the pasta sauce at dinner was just too much sodium for me. My calories were fine, but I'm just very sensitive to sodium for some reason.

I wanted to mention something else about my shopping experience from yesterday. I must be getting better at picking out clothes that are flattering for me. I did pick out the dress that I ended up purchasing. I did feed off of her while we were looking around the store, though. The personal shopper really gave me the confidence boost that I needed. Also, we discussed colors. The personal shopper kept emphasizing blues and greens as good color choices for me. I am going to work on adding more of them to my wardrobe. I have always worn a lot of red and darker pink tones. But with the angio edema/high antihistamine use, it's bringing out the red around the eye area. If I wear red/pink it brings that out even more.

Calories for yesterday: 1655+ :coffee:
Weigh In: 152.4 (TTOM)
Up: .8

Misti Congrats on the NSV's! Your outfit for today sounds gorgeous! I am going to try to post some pictures of my outfits before the cruise. The big problem is that DH doesn't take very good pictures and I'm not very photogenic. Not a good combo for sure! :rofl:

Rasagolla Good to see you check-in. How are you doing?

Misti in Seattle
11-04-2012, 07:42 AM
Good morning, everyone.

Enjoy your extra hour of sleep! Of course I am still wide awake at 4:30 LOL

Diana, I am glad you are starting to feel more confident in your clothing selections and color choices. I can't wait to see photos of you in your new dress, and others.

As for photos, hey.... I take them in the mirror! With a bit of experimentation it works great!

I think when I am ready for church this morning I will take some more progress photos myself. I have a hard time remembering to take them but even my doctor told me to be sure to do it!! And it does help when we can see our progress.

The "sparkly" pants were definitely a bit of a splurge LOL since they are dressy and I don't dress up that much; but I found another blouse that will look really nice with them but it is getting big on me so will have to wear it soon. And they were buy one, get one free plus the two $25 coupons, and for once I just wanted something that looked really nice. They fit me perfectly and are so comfortable!!

Well, off we go for another day. I am waiting a bit to weigh myself in the slight hope the scale will go down LOL. Eventually it HAS to.

worththeeffort2
11-04-2012, 10:28 AM
Misti: It sounds like you had a fantastic day, yesterday! :carrot: Congrats on all your shopping success. You make me long for the day I will be able to do that, too. For now, I am going to live vicariously through you!

Novangel: I'm still wicked excited for you. :dizzy:

:wave: Welcome back Seabiscuit! It sounds like you're going through the same process of self-discovery that I am. I have a diagnosed binge eating disorder :eating2: which is complicated by depression. In September, I did great. In October, I was dealing with depression and did awful with my eating. Last week, I listened to a series of Podcasts posted on the Overeaters Anonymous website and decided to learn more about what they call "working the 12 steps." I found a site called 12step.org where I could download free worksheets to use. That site also provided links to something called the Big Book which is an Alcoholics Anonymous tool that is also used by OA. I'm just starting to explore these resources. I don't know if they will help me but since they are freely available online, I figure why not give it a try? :)

Steph: I have a recumbent bike here at home but that's not an option in the spinning class. :o At least the swelling has gone down a bit! LOL! :D

Diana: What an incredible opportunity to work with a personal shopper. :wizard: Sounds like you need to keep her number. I think she helped you have confidence to know that the dress you picked out for yourself was the right one. Not only that, it sounds like you really learned a lot. Way to go. Now you'll feel sexy and confident while you wear your new dress without giving a second thought about whether or not you made the right choice. Good for you. :cheer: (BTW, I find that when I wear red, people tend to act like they are intimidated by me. They say it is a "power" color.)

Rasagolla: I agree with you about journaling your food. :write: I find it utterly tedious but did it all through September and stayed on track. I stopped journaling in October and did horrible. So, today, I'm getting myself back on track and will journal my food. I'm also re-dedicating myself to focus on eating more vegetables and less carbs.

My biggest challenge is staying away from the sugar binge. If I can get control of the sugar, I do okay. It is an addiction that is very hard for me to break. Right now, I'm reading a book entitled Food: The Good Girl's Drug. I just picked it up the other day, so I've only read a chapter or so. I read a few minutes each night after getting into bed to unwind before going to sleep.

In the meantime, today, I am attempting Prevention's Healthy Power Yoga workout. Doing yoga at the gym the other day introduced me to the fact that I am totally out of touch with how my body can move, if I give it a chance. I've just been so huge for so long, I've been afraid to move. It's amazing how paralyzing obesity can be.

seabiscuit
11-04-2012, 11:20 AM
Hi everyone,

Worththeeffort2,

Thanks for sharing with me. I have tried OA and I had some success with it but eventually found it wasn't for me. I appreciate your sharing that website with me. I could identify a lot of things with OA, such as the emotional eating but I just found it too much to commit what I was eating to a sponsor. That drove me crazy. I do know some people who have found OA to be very helpful though. I think it is a great program, just the committing my food to a sponsor wasn't for me. I appreciate the link, and I looked at the worksheets, I could identify with some of the issues listed on the worksheets. There is also a link http://www.therecoverygroup.org and http://www.oa12step4coes.org

Private message me if you like :)

Amy

IsabellaOlivia
11-04-2012, 05:21 PM
Diana: yay for new clothes. Also how great to get feedback from someone on clothing.

Misti: It's so great to fit into a new size.

WorthTheEffort: True that.

Seabiscuit: Good luck on the journey. And welcome back. It's nice to see you again.

Didn't track today. I did a c25k graduate program called Stamnia. 35 minutes of running. I started off to fast by running 194 heart beats per minute. It wore me down too quickly so I didn't have the stamnia to finish the whole run.

novangel
11-04-2012, 05:54 PM
40 minute jog, approx 600 cals burned. Tomorrow will be Jillian.

Misti in Seattle
11-04-2012, 07:31 PM
Hi everyone

Hope you all had a good day.

I decided to take my canes and go for a long walk instead of to the pool. My doctor said I could as long as I use the canes. I enjoyed walking in the nice cool weather... except I got hot walking and had to carry my fleece!

I'm trying really hard to stay positive with the weight not coming off; have to admit it is getting hard. I am trying to cut back on my eating but after the walk I was really hungry so did end up eating something.

Maybe this will be the week.

Diana3271
11-04-2012, 08:05 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Misti Did you get a chance to take some progress pictures today?

Worththeeffort Did you do that yoga workout today.

Seabiscuit I looked at the links you provided in your last post. Of course there is so much info. Can you link which worksheets have been most helpful for you. I would like to do some reading, too.

Isabella Keep at it, you will build your stamina.

Novangel Good job on your workout.

Diana3271
11-04-2012, 08:14 PM
I had a major faux pas today. I bought a new product and read the package wrong. This does not happen very often. It was a box of thin almond toasts (crackers) w/cranberries. It's a European product. I read the package as 6 thins were 100 calories. It was actually 3 thins are 100 calories. There are 6 servings in the package. :rolleyes:

Total Approx 1805 Calories + :coffee:

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

Lunch (600 Calories)
Chicken salad wrap 400 calories
steamed veggies 100 calories
fruit cup 100 calories

Dinner (810 Calories)
Ricotta cheese 210 calories
Almond/cranberry toasts 600 calories :eek: I normally eat popcorn on Sunday night while watching The Amazing Race. I don't get the popcorn tonight. :(

Exercise:
Les Mills Pump Challenge w/12's & 15's
TF Fire 60 w/weighted gloves

Misti in Seattle
11-04-2012, 08:26 PM
Hello everyone

Diana, oops about the crackers. Sometimes when things seem to be too good to be true... :)

Yes, I took some progress pix but have not upload them yet. I guess I should get up and do that. Hopefully they will make me feel better LOL

mamakat
11-04-2012, 08:45 PM
Hello everyone,

The latest in this saga...they say our stretch of beach won't get power til Thurs. Why? Because a few of the houses were washed out to sea which broke gas lines. They can't fix power until its safe as the electricity can spark a fire that can travel thru the pipeline...nightmare. on top of that, the snow is supposed to start falling Wed. No power no heat. What the heck is this tiny community supposed to do? School starts back tomorrow. Guess no one cares that at 6am the sun doesn't rise yet and no one can see to get ready let alone eat in an empty black kitchen. We're out of clothes! I really don't know what people are thinking...it's like being the few casualties of war...for the greater good just ignore the freezing peopl behind the curtain.

So that's where we are right now. We're not even sure we'll get to vote this year :shrug: well, I thought i'd touch base. I hope everyone has a wonderful night. And a weirder note, our Halloween that was postpone to this Wed. May be called off all together. So bizarre!

Be safe :)

Diana3271
11-04-2012, 10:03 PM
Mamakat Holding you close in my thoughts and prayers tonight. All I can say is stay strong and hang in there.

Misti DH asked me tonight if I was going to make the popcorn. I told him NO! I'm not making popcorn! He asked why not? I explained what happened. Yep, it was too good to be true. Those little cracker things were little, too. :D It's hard to believe there were that many calories in those things.


Has anyone been through a natural disaster before? We went though Hurricane Hugo. I would never want to go through that again. There were people here who were without power for 3 months. Our place was unlivable for a while. We lived about an hour away from my parents. There was no power or phones. We didn't have cell phones back then. I remember we drove out to my parents house. We didn't know if my parents were alive, dead or what we would find when we got there. We had to drive over (we had a jacked up 4 wheel drive truck) downed trees and move trees in order to get to my parents. They were find, but their garage was leveled. We had to move in with my parents are about 6 weeks. I remember seeing out of state power company's coming to town. Everyone would pull over to let them pass. People would get out of their cars to wave at them going by. I remember watching the trucks drive by and would start to cry. We stayed in our shop during the storm. We had a boat in there with us. We unhooked the boat from the trailer in case the water came in we could get in the boat and float. Our dog also started having seizures after the hurricane. A natural disaster like that is an experience like none other.

Please keep all of these people in your thoughts and prayers.

mamakat
11-05-2012, 05:55 AM
Monday Morning WI 178.8 up .4 but that could be from all the stuff I drank right before bed.

OK, no one told me it was Daylight savings time...hello, no media to remind me :p I woke my son up at 5 then DH called up and said it's DST. Great, another thing.

Guess what? around 4.45 or so, we got power! Oh my goodness, if I prayed, I'd say thanx. I will thank all of you who did pray and keep us in your thoughts. I was so scared to face a snow storm without heat...I have too many living things in this house. It would break everyone's heart to lose any of these smelly creatures.

I started a load of laundry, not that it will be ready for school, but at least I'm getting a head start. I want to scrub these cages today. I'm losing my voice due to allergies. These guys stink! No more dishes by hand in the dark. I actually didn't mind doing them but it was hard in the dark. And I got to shave my head. Now I need to color the hairlets....life is going to be normal for a day or two...yay. I am so going to use the time to get my mania under control with cleaning and singing. Kid free for two days...I can't wait for the quiet of "I'm bored" to be here. :) Then it will all start over again, but hopefully we'll have heat and electricity throughout the storm.

Diana I went through Irene last year...but you already knew that. Our cells didn't work last year like they did this year. So for a while no one knew we were okay, but we stayed in contact this time.

Worththeeffort I complain a lot, let me tell you :p But even though its been cold and dark and eating is near impossible as I only eat meat and veg...I am alive and my house is still standing. Seeing the houses wash out and driving by 18 wheelers that are being loaded and unloaded for the now homeless, it humbles you. It lets you know, how blessed and lucky we were/are throughout all this. I can always revert to food that will make me sick and fat for the sake of eating, but they can't go home anymore. Two houses lost all their stuff...memories and possessions. I don't actually hold anything other than my family valuable, but I know others do and that's all gone. I have no right to complain when a whole town lit up and burn down everything...I'm sitting in my home watching my japanese fish circle around the candle flame. I hear all 13 rats fighting over apple pieces and my loyal dog is right by my side while my two babies are asleep in their beds. These are my treasures and they are all safe...I have no reason to complain and/or be depressed. Everything else is miniscule (?) in comparison.

Well my friends, I am off to enjoy all my electricity...I go turn on some lights then turn them off for the next five minutes before I wake my kittens :p

Have a wonderful and healthy day!

Melissamixedup
11-05-2012, 06:43 AM
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Diana3271
11-05-2012, 07:10 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Today cannot be Monday, can it? TTOM is kicking my butt this morning! I think today is day 6. I'm thankful it hasn't been like this for all 6 days.

Calories for yesterday: 1805 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 153 (TTOM)
Up: .6

Mamakat I'm so glad that you have power. Enjoy! :)

Melissamixedup Hi and Welcome to the check-in! :welcome2:

Misti in Seattle
11-05-2012, 07:46 AM
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

I did it! I lost a pound!! FINALLY. I will get out of these 240s eventually

Diana, way to go about the popcorn. Just can't take the chances LOL

mamakat, so glad you have power. And you are right, of course, about being blessed but it is still good to have the finer things in life like electricity LOL

pluckypear
11-05-2012, 08:03 AM
Good Morning.

Mamakat you come across as so warm and caring. I imagine you are a great Mom. Your positivity is helping me to be more positive. Sending good vibes your way.

Diana Loved hearing about your shopping experience. You give me hope that I too may dress with style. I am quite casual day to day and only dress up when I go out. Dressing up for me is nice jeans or slacks with a stylish blouse and hand bag. I no longer wear dresses or skirts because I have foot issues so shoes are a problem for me. I wear orthotics.

The only natural disaster I was in was the Blackout in 2003. We had no power or water for 3 days. I lived on the 15th floor, no elevators and had two dogs. We had no way to cook, shower, flush the toilet etc. So not fun yet I know it could be worse.

I am going to the pool today and have my WI tonight. I will report back.

Diana3271
11-05-2012, 08:42 AM
Quick post to Mamakat I heard on the weather channel that a noreaster is headed that way. I'm not sure where it's headed in relation to where you are. Be aware and take precautions. I'm not exactly sure what you can do at this point, though. Just wanted to give you a heads up. Thinking about you and hoping that you got a good cup of coffee this morning. Nothing like a good cup of Joe :coffee2: :coffee: Well, except electricity, water, etc. ;)

time4me2change
11-05-2012, 09:55 AM
Hey everyone, I am new but this kind of thread is exactly what I've been looking for. That daily accountability thing.

So to start with, I actually prepared lunch for a few days this week (my work weeks are Sunday - Thursday)

Big step in the right direction for me, since I normally live on takeout. (oh Otlob)

Today is a bit of a problem though, I decided to stay late at work, but didn't bring dinner...so I skipped lunch to eat dinner (just had it now)... not ideal, but it's report card time.

Likely won't have time to exercise tonight as I'm already exhausted, but on a regular day I climb 4 flights of stairs at least 2-3 times up and down (classroom's on the 4th floor, no elevator), and 2 flights of stairs to go home (no elevator)....

but my plan is to do as much of my work out dvds as I can physically handle 3-4 times a week.

Not quite at calorie counting yet, just trying to make choices right now...


my new personal motto (which will be my sig when I can have one)

It starts with one...one moment, one day, one pound.


sorry for the long update,. this is partly for myself to just spill it all.

loving this site so far.

Steph7409
11-05-2012, 10:35 AM
Welcome, time4me2change, and good luck. You'll find lots of support here.

mamakat, so glad you have power again! Electricity is such a good thing.

Misti, I love your new avatar pic. And congrats on losing that pound!

Diana, your Hugo experience sounds very stressful. I've been fortunate to not have any direct experience with natural disasters. I had lots of water in my house due to Irene last year, but nothing catastrophic.

I'm back down to 133, which is where I thought I'd end up after last week's water weight went away. Not as low as I'd be if I had kept on plan, of course, but not too bad.

Have a good day, everybody!

Radiojane
11-05-2012, 11:01 AM
Down this morning! 376.1 (maybe a little more because I forgot to weigh when I woke up and didn't do it until after a swim and a shower).

Been remembering to take my supplements regularly, and I've been experimenting with eating every two hours or so.I think a big part of my last stall was sleeping too late & skipping breakfast. I need to find a measuring tape too and get on taking my measurements. I have some new definition in my arms and my thighs definitely look smaller. It would be nice to see how much I am actually shrinking, seeing as my belly is so huge it's hard to see changes.

I'm also trying to plan for some cheating this weekend. My mom and I are going to spend Friday night in the city and do some Christmas shopping Saturday. I'm going to try and keep to my carb limit, even if I go over on calories.

SerenityDiva
11-05-2012, 12:23 PM
It's alive! LOL no I'm back. Seriously strange cold, like never full blown--so bizarre. I did NOT track food during the week but I doubt I ate over what I needed to because I didn't gain weight (or lose weight) and I rarely exercised (although I did some workouts last week) and usually if I don't exercise, I lose pounds on the scale (I prefer more weight on the scale and less fat and inches so I continue to exercise).

ANYWAY, I will try to catch up with personals as soon as I can. Busy week. My deceased sister's birthday is today so that has me a little upset, not alot because it's been over 22 years, but still sometimes it hits you. My daughter's birthday is tomorrow, her sleep over is Friday, and the GOOD news is the washing machine from **** (we bought it in 2004 and I have had NOTHING but problems with this POS) leaves me PERMANENTLY Wednesday. I am one of those "do NOT buy me an appliance and call it a gift" women, but I hate this washing machine and have since about 6 months of owning it (after paying $1800 for it though you try everything to love it LOL). So my new stupid washer, i.e., not computerized, will be here and everything in this house will be clean laundry wise over the next week muahahaha.

I am back to counting calories. I need to find a good inspiration book on staying on track so ideas would be welcome.

I miss you guys. I hope our East Coasters are all okay and their homes not damaged.

roadbikerchick
11-05-2012, 01:16 PM
Hey everyone!

I've been doing absolutely horrible with checking in, but just thinking of checking in has helped me do a little better. Had a good Friday, Saturday was off - had dinner guests and ate too much. Sunday was off, too, because I ate too much at a baby shower. However, I ate less and worked out more than I would have otherwise. Scale went down to 148.8 over the weekend. Back up to 150.2 today. Gotta get below 150 again.

Mammakat: glad to hear your power is back on! Woohoo! By the way, I was part of this forum about a year and a half ago, and you look A-MA-ZING! You go girl!

Radiojane: congrats on the weight loss! Keep it up!

Time4me: welcome! I don't show up here really often, but I love the support. I'm sure you'll love it here.

I've missed others, I know. Hope to get caught up later.

Take care, everyone!

novangel
11-05-2012, 02:37 PM
Congrats Misti! :carrot: It's always a relief once the scale starts to move again.

Diana3271
11-05-2012, 03:20 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Quick post. I will be back later.

I had the follow up with my Endo this morning about my thyroid labs. My numbers are a little worse this time. I'm at almost 6. I started off over 10 during the Summer. It came down to a little over 5 and now it's almost 6. All of this is with increasing the Synthroid. She upped my Synthroid to two 112's per day (224 mcg's). She thinks it's because of stress and it's causing absorption issues. She was impressed that I have been maintaining my weight through all of this. My blood pressure was 99/60. This is the lowest it has been. I have been having some issues/stress with my Mom's friend. Unfortunately, I think she is contributing to this whole stress situation. I had a problem with her last Sunday and then I had an angio edema flare up this past week. I might have to address these issues with her for my own health.

Diana3271
11-05-2012, 07:20 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Misti Congrats on the new low! :bravo: I love the new avatar!

Pluckypear I hope you have a great weigh in! Let us know how it goes. I love my jeans, t-shirts and sneakers. I guess that's another reason I get stressed about buying dressy clothes. I am just not used to it. (Ha Ha I don't plan to get used to it either. :lol:)

Time4me2change Hi and Welcome to the check-in! :welcome2: I love your motto. I look forward to watching you succeed with your weight loss goals. :carrot:

Steph Good job getting back to 133! Keep working your plan.

Radiojane Good job on your weigh in! It sounds like you have a wonderful weekend planned out.

Serenity I'm glad to see you back and that you are feeling better. Ha Ha on the washing machine. So the old washer was high tech and you didn't like it? And the new one is a plain jane model? I have a plain jane front load that I have had for probably 7 years. It's stacked with the dryer. My parents bought them for us. Sorry about your sister. We never seem to completely get over those things. :hug:

Roadbikerchick :wave: Good to see you. I hope things went well for you today.

Novangel Did you workout with Jillian today?

Diana3271
11-05-2012, 07:24 PM
Total Approx 1470 Calories + :coffee:

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

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

Dinner (700 Calories)
Meatloaf 500 Calories
Green Beans 100 calories
Okra and tomatoes 100 calories

Exercise:
TF Fire 55EZ

mamakat
11-05-2012, 08:01 PM
Good Evening,

Diana I did know about the Noreaster which is why I was so worried. I couldn't imagine taking care of all these creatures, kids included :p without heat, we do not have a fireplace. There are still some homes down the street that are out.

Serenity :hug: thinking about you today. Glad your cold has gone (I think I might have caught it, not sure as I cleaned the cages and am really allergic, we'll see tomorrow)

Misti love your new avatar!

Roadbiker I remember you, welcome back...thanks for the compliment, it made me smile :)

Radiojane congrats on the good weigh in.

time4me2change welcome

Pluckypear :wave:

Dinner time...have a great night everyone!

novangel
11-05-2012, 11:42 PM
I didn't get Jillian done, very stressful Monday @ work. Blah. Try again tomorrow.

Also, I hate to say this out of fear of looking like a scrooge but I'm dreading the holidays. They also stress me out. :^:

Misti in Seattle
11-05-2012, 11:44 PM
Hi all. Just checking in before I call it an early night! Thanks for the compliments on the avatar.

Welcome time4me2change. Glad you joined us.

seabiscuit
11-06-2012, 06:39 AM
Good morning everyone,

I guess I am still in my soul searching for what to do regarding the emotional eating and weight loss. I just don't know that dieting is for me at this moment because it doesn't solve the underlying issues of emotional issues. To me it seems like a band-aid to what the emotional issues are and a quick fix, for me but I think it can work great for a lot of people. I've contacted some nutritionists to see about food plans and nutrition counseling but I am not sure if that is for me either because I don't want to feel too restricted.

Well, that's where I am at.

Diana, as far as what worksheets help me the most, I haven't used a lot of worksheets but there is a good workbook to accompany the 12 Steps of OA which I have used and like.

Take care,

Amy

IsabellaOlivia
11-06-2012, 07:01 AM
Seabiscuit: Have you thought of seeing a therapist? Maybe someone with outside "eyes" can give you a new perspective on the matter.

seabiscuit
11-06-2012, 07:06 AM
IsabellaOlivia,

I do see a therapist every other week. I will ask her what she thinks when I see her this Thursday, thanks.

Amy

Diana3271
11-06-2012, 07:14 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Well, no wonder I have been struggling with the scale. My thyroid meds still are not in sync with my body's needs. I will keep doing the best I can to maintain/lose weight. Hopefully things will regulate soon.

Calories for yesterday: 1470 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 153
No Change

Mamakat I hope you are not catching a cold now. Hopefully it's just the allergies. Sending you positive vibes for the day.

Novangel I love the true meaning behind the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. I don't like how everything is so commercialized. I heard my first Christmas songs on the radio this past weekend. They start playing Christmas music very early here. I think one of the stations will go all Christmas this coming weekend.

Seabiscuit I understand what you are saying about the emotional eating, weight loss, dieting. Maybe look at them as 2 separate issues. The diet/lifestyle change can be in a category in itself, separate from the emotional stuff. I know it all goes together, but for now, play along. ;) The bottom line about one's weight is energy in vs. energy out. If the energy in (calories in my case, points in your case) is too high and the energy out (amount of calories we burn through the day) is too low, we gain weight. I think if you can find a way to keep them separate in your your mind you can make it work for you. You don't know how many times I have wanted to eat more. But I didn't because I looked at it that way and/or eating more won't solve anything. I literally have to talk to myself about these things at times. Last year I had a little more freedom with my eating than I have had this year. This year I am sticking to my plan like glue but the weight has been a struggle. It would be so easy to go and eat things that are off my plan, but I know it would make things even worse for me. I know I don't want that. I have really had to keep thing separate in my head to semi make it work for me. I don't know if this will be of any help for you. Maybe just another thing to think about. ;)

pluckypear
11-06-2012, 07:47 AM
:broc::goodscale:goodscale WI lost 3.4 lbs.

Good Morning.

Had a turkey sub for dinner and stayed on plan.

Going to make chili today. Hope to stay in today and get laundry and other housekeeping done.

Seabiscuit I hear you on the emotional eating. I do follow a WW plan. I also see a therapist and go to therapy group. It is changing my life. I hope to let go of WW and be able to become an adult in my relationship with food. But it takes time. By adult I mean do my inner work, eat healthy food until satisfied etc. People without food addictions do not need to count calories. I am a work in progress. You may find this book helpful as I do.

Emotional overeating: Know the triggers, heal your mind and never diet again. By DR. Marcia Sirota. Amazon has it.
http://http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/144080401X/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1/175-9690300-9144144?pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_r=09VRRJHN6HNZGB2YGHHF&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=485327511&pf_rd_i=0557181046



Have a good everyone. I will do more personals later.

mamakat
11-06-2012, 09:26 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

Pluckypear nice job on the loss! way to go, keep it up.

Diana I think it's a head cold...sore throat, sinuses are killing me and I have an ear ache, but that could be allergies too :p we'll see.

Seabiscuit many of us deal with emotional eating...what sucks when we binge to stuff down the emotions, we feel guilt when we're done. It never ends...we are full of emotions. Instead of stuffing, my therapist is trying to get me to feel them...crying is therapeutic, but I like screaming more :) I love to crank the tunes and sing while driving and occassionally scream the f-word at the people who made me emotional in the first place...luckily, for them, they're already dead otherwise they'd be getting an earful :p Good luck.

I am sore as heck right now. Each cage weighs about 15 pounds with all the yuck inside...rats included. I couldn't trust that the bottoms wouldn't fall out so I grabbed them from the bottom and squatted to get them on the floor. Then I sqatted to get the long tail brats out of the nasty cages into a carrier...I did this 3x. Then I cleaned them, leaning and squatting and scrubbing with both hands :D Then I lifted them from the tops over my head to get them back on their table...so I had a workout to be sure...my thighs and back are killing me, but in a good way. I dropped 2lbs of water since yesterday, so I think after therapy I'm going to keep on the workout trend and do my Wii workout...gotta get the boy to give me back my Wii, he's a thief :p But I gotta get some pain pills for this headache first!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and healthy day!

pluckypear
11-06-2012, 09:41 AM
Mamakat my therapist says similar stuff and I am working on feeling emotions too. Not always easy. Wow you have been working hard. I thought scooping two kitty
Otters a day was srenous. Lol Feel better.

Rasagolla
11-06-2012, 02:33 PM
Welcome time4me! Radiojane I like your keeping Carbs low even if over by calories plan. I think that makes a lot of difference. Welcome back Serenity! I missed you:) Diana, sorry about the numbers. Yes, other people causing stress can certainly affect our health and sanity! Last time I was carried away with checking in that I forgot to post my diet/exercise:) Misti, love the new avatar! Seabiscuit, changing eating/emotional eating is really really hard because that is the relationship we develop with our food. But as Isabella Olivia said talking to your therapist will help. Keep us posted. Eating within a calorie limit is my main challenge. I don’t eat 4000 calories when I watch my diet but even then I go easily upto 1900-2000 even when I am keeping track. The worst time is just when I get home, I pack on close to 500 calories via snacks (healthy snacks-nuts,etc but a calorie is a calorie) undoing my whole day.
However for the past couple of weeks my loseit app has helped me at least keep track. My deal is I can eat whatever I want as long as I log it in. This helps me feel like I can eat whatever I want. When I do log it in I see where I am at and when I go near my allowance limit I automatically cut back. Sometimes like yesterday it so happens that I switched my dinner for 4 fun size snickers- not a wise choice but right now nutrition is not my main concern, staying within calorie limit is. I ate healthy for the rest of the day- protein shakes in the a.m, I cup of rice, chips, carrots and one egg for lunch, yogurt and candy for dinner. I am not sure how long I can do this but the weight is coming a little bit down. 158.4 this morning!! I am sure it will go up and then come back down.
I also did 3.25 miles on treadmill on an incline – calories scorched 500

SerenityDiva
11-06-2012, 02:37 PM
RoadBikerChick you know it will happen, probably just water weight anyway.

Diana I hope things get better lab wise and with your mom's friend. Stress sucks...I know it's inevitable though. I feel you probably have better coping mechanisms as you are still maintaining if not losing as far as scale weight anyway. Yep just a plain Jane washer that will work :) Thanks about my sister. Her birthday was yesterday and my daughter's is today. Weird time of year. No cake until Friday though for the sleepover as we really don't eat as much sweets as you'd think and 2 cakes in one week is too much.

MamaKat ugh I can't imagine without heat as well. I am sorry about the head cold :(

Ugh NovaAngel I hear you. They were very, very stressful for me for many years. I've learned to set limits for me and while I may be a Scrooge, I'm a happier one ;) They should be about love and spending time with family, but it's morphed in my family to "who spends more time with who" and/or "who gets the best reaction to whatever gift"...but this is mostly (if not entirely) my MOM who is out of my life as of June.

Wow Misti! I love the Avatar! I love your hair and smile :)

Amy do talk to your therapist. The ONE thing I have to say I like about that book I'm following "The Simple Diet by Dr. James Anderson" is it makes food a NO BRAINER. When food for me isn't about decisions, it frees me up to fix other things. I do NOT think it's the healthiest diet because obviously we're using frozen meals, but for ME it's helped because I don't have to think or eat with my emotions--it's this or nothing PERIOD. Anyway I hope that helps a bit. The other suggestion I have is just don't focus on WEIGHT LOSS but do focus on DIET, meaning choosing HEALTHIER options. So many people get caught up in "well I need organic lettuce and it must be romaine" or whatever so if they can't do that--they just say screw it and eat fried okra or something. There is good (say iceburg), better (say romaine) and best (say organic romaine) sometimes GOOD is all we can manage and do. Sometimes you want that burger, fries and a coke...but say you get a small fries, regular hamburger, and a diet Coke, no it's not PERFECT, but it's a better choice than last time. Just some thoughts and I mean them in a nice way. I also TOTALLY echo what MamaKat said FEEL THE EMOTIONS. Cry. Get angry. We have them for a reason and in my opinion suppressing them is part of the reason we get into trouble weight wise and emotional wise. It's okay to be angry, sad, upset, blah or whatever--it's not okay to treat people badly (i.e., my daughter's excuse is "it's my period that's why I called him whatever name") but you know the drill.

YUM PLUCKYPEAR! Chili sounds great to me now. Tonight my daughter's birthday dinner is McDonald's...so I'm getting a McDouble (sans cheese) and maybe a small fries. I have drinks at home and the kids are finally good about that (i.e., not having soda), but if it wasn't her birthday--I think I'd throw some chili on!

I HAVE to get back in the swing of tracking. Stupid me started yesterday, and stopped..same this morning. I ate ON PLAN though, but I'm like rebelling or something. Who knows. I did some 80 minutes of yoga yesterday, today did 25 minutes of swings with the kettlebell and some DVD I got about a year ago. I bought this series from Jill Miller called yoga tune up. I like it because she goes into depth, but it can be boring and there is no flow. I really want to go farther in my practice physically too so I figure on days I use kettlebells I'll try to do one of her monthly DVDs, ideally you do one a month but I'm doing one a week unless I think I need more time with it.

Rasagolla
11-06-2012, 02:54 PM
Serenity, Happy birthday to your daughter! Have lots of fun:D

seabiscuit
11-06-2012, 06:09 PM
Hi,

I appreciate all the support and encouragement. I am not sure what I am going to do at this point. Today I spoke with a very nice dietitian on the phone and she recommended a program called TOPS. I have heard of them and am thinking of trying them. There is a TOPS meeting in my area, so perhaps I will go sometime.

Thanks,

Amy ;)

SerenityDiva
11-06-2012, 06:32 PM
Thanks Rasagolla :)

Amy EVERYONE offline I know that has done TOPS has done GREAT. I would check it out for sure, in fact I was going to here too, that reminds me :)

Well sidelined. I have not felt great for the week right? I also kept thinking (I have had GU problems since a kid due to weird anatomy, I have extra lobes to my kidneys and extra ureters, they died, removed and anyway long story short I've always had to watch that stuff). So anyway I felt "off" and my husband kept pressing me to go to the doctor. I finally just decided fine because if it happens tomorrow and I am worse--I'll miss my washing machine delivery (so how sick am I?) ANYWAY turns out I had a fever even with Tylenol and ibuprofen and a UTI. UGH!!! Anyway I got the meds, took them on an empty stomach, not the best idea, and now have a raging headache (although it's probably psychosomatic). I'm whining I know and I'm sorry but UGH!!!

ETA: Sidelined as far as work outs, depending on energy I might not this week. I can still eat right!

Diana3271
11-06-2012, 08:27 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Pluckypear Great job on the 3.4 pounds! :carrot:

Mamakat Sounds like you got a lot of work done! Are the roads clear enough for you to get to New Haven?

Rasagolla Great job on the incline and killing the 500 calories!

Serenity Tell your DD Happy Birthday from us. I hope you like the washer better. What are you doing with the other one? Good job on your workouts. I heard about the Jill Miller workouts. I'm glad you went to the Dr. At least you've got a diagnoses as to why you are not feeling well. Hopefully you will be good as new, soon. ;)

Seabiscuit Good job on continuing to work on things and trying to find answers.

IsabellaOlivia
11-06-2012, 08:30 PM
Diana: Thyriod problems are tough.

Pluckypear: Chili is my favourite food.

Mamakat: Wii is wiii. Sorry, that was geeky said of me.

Rasagolla: Wiii on the workout.

Serenity: UTI are freaking impossible to get rid of. I have a friend who keeps getting it over and over again.

Diana3271
11-06-2012, 08:30 PM
Total Approx 1470 Calories + :coffee:

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

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

Dinner (700 Calories)
Chicken salad wrap 400 calories
2 orders steamed veggies 200 calories
fruit cup 100 calories

Exercise:
Les Mills Pump Challenge w/12's & 15's
Les Mills Sports Attack

Diana3271
11-06-2012, 08:31 PM
Isabella Hi :wave: Good to see you check-in. I hope your day went well.

IsabellaOlivia
11-06-2012, 08:32 PM
Calories: 1572

I have very strong cravings today. Managed to just accept them and let them pass again.

Misti in Seattle
11-06-2012, 09:15 PM
Hello everyone. I am enjoying reading all your posts while my dinner cooks! LOL you can guess what it is... baked yam slices in olive/lemon oil... along with some green peas, cottage cheese and pickled beets. Can't WAIT.

Thank you for all the nice compliments on my avatar. Decided to take a bunch of progress pix in the bathroom mirror Sunday LOL.

Had a chiro appt after work, then went to the pool and worked out. Got to get these pounds moving!!

Hugs to everyone

novangel
11-07-2012, 12:29 AM
I had another rough day at work but I got Jillian done. She really kicked my butt I felt like I had to lie down after. :tired:

Goodnight. :)

Diana3271
11-07-2012, 07:08 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave: I hope you have a great day!

The scale stayed the same again. I guess that's better than a gain right now. :dunno:

Calories for yesterday: 1470 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 153 (TTOM)
No Change

Isabella Sorry about the cravings. Hopefully they will move along quickly.

Misti Did you enjoy your dinner? Good job getting that workout done.

novangel I hope today is better for you. Good job with working out with Jillian.

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

Here we go again! Off to another successful day! Even if we can't see it on the scale (and hopefully some of us will be able to LOL) we know something is happening if we stay on plan.

Diana, yes.. my dinner was yummy. Strange to think that before, I always felt like I HAD to have meat, and now I hardly every have it and don't miss it.

I end up with mixed feelings. It is fun having all these pretty new clothes to choose from... but then I will see myself in a mirror and think FAT FAT FAT -- and feel totally embarrassed. I cringe to think what I looked like 65 pounds heavier, phew!! I do NOT want that back, though, and I want the rest off too, so will keep on going no matter how discouraged I might feel. I try not to let the "bummed" feelings last too long!! Gotta stay positive, which was much easier when the weight was falling off quickly!!! :)

I so want to graduate from the 240s thread down into the 230s/220s one. One more thread to work through and I will be into working for Onederland!! THAT one is going to be exciting LOL.

Have a good day, everybody. Stick with it. We can do this.

pluckypear
11-07-2012, 08:16 AM
Good Morning!:coffee:

I hope everyone had a restful sleep unless of course you were up watching the election. Here in Canada we have been interested for sure. I remember the last election I was at Graduate school and bus loads of people went to Washington in anticipation of the expected winner celebration.

Isabella Olivia I strive to do what you did, to let cravings pass. That is an exercise I have been working on. To simply watch my emotions as I have a craving, to let them intensify and then ebb. Unless of course I simply give in which I do too often. :nono:

I stayed within points last night. But I know I should go to bed when I am tired. Yes these two points are related. If I stay up late and am tired because I am resisting going to sleep for whatever reason that is the child in me and that child often wants to binge. I had a piece of bread with peanut butter before bed. I had the points left for it. But the point is I have a goal to work towards eating as an adult, when hungry, stop when satisfied, eat healthy food most of the time because it will increase my health.

I am going to Barrie this weekend with DH by bus, it is about an 1 1/2 bus trip. Then a short cab ride to the hotel. My sister will pick us up and we will go there for dinner Friday night. My Mom lives with Sis,B in law and my niece and nephew. Visits are often emotionally charged, not in a good way, but I have taken steps to take care of myself such as staying in a hotel and getting my own transportation. We are going to Mandarin, an all you can eat oriental style buffet on Saturday night. I am planning ahead. I do not like much of their chinese food so that helps. I will have a plate of any salad greens they have and raw veg, lemon wedges and a good amount of peel and eat shrimp. Then for hot food I will peruse. If they have baked fish I will get that with veg. But they usually have fried fish. I hear they have a bbq table if so I will get chicken or a piece of prime rib. I will skip rice or noodles and get cooked veg. I may have a little sushi. And if room I will get fresh fruit for desert and tea. They have a large desert table but like many buffets they look pretty and taste horrid.So not too tempting.

How do you handle a buffet? :chin:

Of course DH is happy. My Mom is treating all of us. He loves to choose from many foods. He is slim and does physical labour as a job.

I am going to the pool today for deep water aqua fitness.

I chose a hotel with a pool so this weekend I will go swimming. I invited my Sis and everyone to use the pool there. So that should be fun.

Have a good day everyone.

roadbikerchick
11-07-2012, 09:35 AM
Hi everyone! :coffee:
Scale is down slightly since I’ve been checking in here. 149.2. It’s so hard, though. I don’t even want to say how many calories I ate yesterday, and, honestly, I thought I was eating in response to real hunger. I just hate feeling hungry! At least the scale wasn’t up from yesterday.
Overall, though, I’m down 3.6 pounds since October 22, and that’s good. I can’t lose weight fast, because I get too hungry, then binge. Today’s another day, and I’ll just do my best to get back on track.
Diana: hang in there. Thyroid problems, as you know, wreak havoc with weight. Your doctor’s remark just shows how wonderful your efforts have been. :cheer:
Novangel: way to go on your workout :carrot: By the way, you are so close to your goal!
Misti: way to go with your workout, too. :carrot: Wonderful job on the healthy eating as well :cheer:
IsabellaOlivia: I need to try your mindful approach to cravings. It might work for me. I want to eat more mindfully as well. :smile:
I hope it’s okay that I don’t respond to each person, only the last page or so. I tried to respond to everyone the last time I participated in the forum, and I found that responding took about 1 ˝ hours each day. I couldn’t keep it up! Just know that I’m pulling for all of you!
Have a great day!

roadbikerchick
11-07-2012, 09:39 AM
Hey, pluckypear, hi from another Canadian!

I live about an hour away from you, and I hear you about the Mandarin's desserts! So disappointing! Way to go on resisting that temptation ahead of time. :hug:

Radiojane
11-07-2012, 10:54 AM
Still going down, thank goodness. Cracked the first 60 lbs yesterday. I was happy for a little while, but then I remembered that I'm less than a third of the way there. Sigh..... I'm an impatient thing.

My job is about to get killer stressful, (marketing for retail in the Christmas season, and probably going to have to assume a managerial position at least temporarily). This will be my first year doing it without a 2 litre bottle of coke under my desk and motivating myself by promising myself pasta or pizza at the end of the day.

Good news though, But on an shirt I haven't been able to wear for a while ( I got way too busty and it's shaped), and found some lacy undies that were too small. I've been a little discouraged lately because my apron is so pronounced that even with this much gone there isn't a big difference in my clothes, so this was a nice surprise :)

mamakat
11-07-2012, 11:23 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

It's snowing and Halloween was postponed til Friday...by now I'm sure all the tiny tots have forgotten and who hasn't eaten the chocolate since it's the only non perishable thing that is yummy and satisfying? Luckily, for me, I only bought dum dums this year because I didn't want to get stuck with candy that is tempting...unlucky for me, now I have a lot of dum dums :p

The head cold is kicking my butt. I did not do the Wii yesterday day (and yes Isabella I think it's wiii too. It keeps me motivated at least). I ended up writing and rewriting yesterday until I crashed from exhaustion. I did get to New Haven without a problem (Diana believe it or not, we were the only part that got hit this bad this far east) everything is up and running. Which is a good thing because they changed the forecast from snow to rain, but I'm looking at the snow come down right now. Gotta love forecasters.

I've been up all of 10 mins and I'm ready to go back to bed. Take care everyone and stay warm.

Have a wonderful and healthy day.

IsabellaOlivia
11-07-2012, 03:17 PM
Misti: What a delicious dinner=)

Novangel: Jillian rocks.

RoadbikerChick: I can't keep up with everyone all the time it would simply take too much time. At least if I'm supposed to take time to write good long responses.

RadioJane: I also miss having Diet Coke as my motivation to get through the grit of the day.

Mamakat:Thinking of you and your family. Hope you can get back to living normal post Sandy. Modern day essentials like electricity are so underrated until you loose them.

Diana: =)

IsabellaOlivia
11-07-2012, 03:19 PM
Calories: 1404

I kept sipping Cranberry tea in order to get something sweet in me. I managed to let the cravings pass.

OnaMi
11-07-2012, 05:30 PM
Hello everybody :wave: My Name Is Ona and I'd Loved to join this thread..

Really trying to get back to ticker weight or whatever weight where i can eat at least 1300-1400 calories a day cause I can't eat any less and sustain my weight loss.

WI @ 156.2 today which is from not staying focus on the weekends like i use too and sodium.Really fighting to get back to that frame of mind.

No gym today but ate on plan for a change. Will try P90x @ the gym tomorrow morning so getting my mind conditioned for that.

:wave: Diana :)

Steph7409
11-07-2012, 05:57 PM
Hey, Ona! I'm sure you'll get back down to your ticker weight. You've had great success and shown yourself to be one who perseveres!

Radiojane, I understand your impatience (I am horribly impatient about many things) but you're doing great! I went through my busy season last winter after I'd lost about 60 pounds and was worried I'd start gaining again since my office becomes a buffet with food everywhere. I stuck to my plan pretty well and actually lost weight. You can do it.

roadbikerchick, I hate feeling hungry too. I try to use the Beck mantra of "hunger is not an emergency," but I'm not always successful at that. I've really been struggling lately to figure out what works best for me - small meals throughout the day, or bigger meals early in the day to keep me feeling sated and not eating much at night. I have to ignore the voice in my head that tells me to just eat all the time.

Misti, enjoy your success and your new clothes. Your positivity is one of your best tools!

Isabella, learning to let cravings pass was what helped me start losing weight last year. I feel like I've gotten less successful at that and really need to start working at it again. Good job!

I stayed up into the wee hours watching the election coverage but still went to work this morning, so I was tired and ate too many carbs. I left early and came home to take a nap, and now I just feel unmotivated to exercise (even though I napped in my workout clothes!). My leg has been acting up a bit so I may just take a rest day and get back on schedule tomorrow. Or I'll do my new pilates video instead.

novangel
11-07-2012, 07:09 PM
I did a 45 minute jog, approx 700 cals burned. I needed to run after eating a hamburger and fries today. :^:

I'm starving now so off to have a very light dinner and then watch my shows.

Misti in Seattle
11-07-2012, 07:58 PM
Hello everyone

Just checking in before I head off to my Life Group; enjoyed a relaxing dinner. Amazing how much more I actually enjoy my food when it is healthful and is a "treat" rather than just mindless eating.

Welcome, Ona. Wow, you have really lost a lot of weight. :cheer:

Hey, I read something this morning in one of the IP threads that really helped. Can't remember who posted it... I hope to go back and find it and thank her. But she said that she would take a permanent marker and put a small number on the inside of her wrist of the pound to her next mini-goal. So today I was telling myself "just one" of the mini peanut butter cups at work would not hurt me. Then I remembered and went over and wrote a "2" inside my wrist -- the number of pounds I have to lose to graduate into the next lower thread (220s/230s). I am going to leave it there for tonight when I go to my Life Group and see the treats. :)

Glad everyone is doing so well. Stick with it!

Diana3271
11-07-2012, 09:19 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Misti Please don't let those negative thoughts in your head. You have come such a long way and have worked so hard. Those thoughts don't deserve a place within you. Please check into something, I am not completely familiar with going vegetarian. But I know meat has certain enzymes, vitamins and minerals that we need. Sometimes vegetarians have to take certain supplements to make up for these deficiencies. Again, I don't know. Maybe someone here has more info on this.

Pluckypear I will have a gain if I don't sleep enough, too. Good job with making a plan to deal with the food and emotions you are going to be faced with this weekend. For me, I try to eat plain basic foods at a buffet, if they are available. If they are not available, do the best you can in smaller portions.

Roadbikerchick Good job on the 3.6 pounds. I don't recall, do you eat a lot of veggies? If so, maybe you can try to eat some extra steamed veggies to help with the hunger.

Radiojane Congrats on the 60 pounds! Again, don't let those negative thoughts enter your head. You have worked so hard and have come so far. Keep up the great work! :carrot:

Mamakat I'm glad you didn't have a bad drive into New Haven. Sorry about the cold, though. How is the yard? Did you get most of it cleaned up or is there still a lot of debris?

Isabella :wave: I hope your day went well. I'm glad the cravings passed.

Ona Hi, my Friend! :wave: Glad to have you join us. How are you incorporating P90x at the gym? Are you taking a DVD player?

Steph Did you feel up to doing the Pilates video?

Novangel Good job on the jog! Enjoy your shows! I just finished watching Survivor!

Diana3271
11-07-2012, 09:23 PM
Total Approx 1470 Calories + :coffee:

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

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

Dinner (700 Calories)
Sirloin steak 500 calories
2 orders steamed veggies 200 calories

Exercise:
Les Mills Hard Core Abs
TF Fire 45 w/weighted gloves

pluckypear
11-07-2012, 09:28 PM
Diana I watched Survivor too. I did not see Jeff going home, did you?

I saved ww points today, did not try to but I am satisfied.

I did one hour of deep water aerobics.

Good night.

Misti in Seattle
11-08-2012, 01:04 AM
Hello everyone

Diana, I am a bit confused by your comments. Have I said something to make you think I am allowing negative thoughts to creep in? That is not the case, although like most people I have my moments but they sure don't control me. The smile you see in my avatar is my usual look. :)

And I completely disagree with you about our need for meat. There is nothing in meat that cannot be obtained from many other sources. Check it out... in societies where people live mostly on plants, they are in general FAR healthier and not obese. Everybody I know who has stopped eating a lot of meat has seen a huge improvement in their health, and weight loss. It is incredible how much my complexion has improved, and I have heard that from a lot of others so it is not just my imagination. And I don't feel sluggish and "bogged down."

When you fry meat, look at the stuff left in the pan... that is the same stuff coating your insides when you eat it.

Note I am NOT trying to discourage anyone from eating meat or "knocking" anyone else's eating plan... we all need to be on our own plan. Just expressing my thoughts when *my* plan was questioned. :)

If I am coming across as negative, I guess I need to be more cautious. A lot of things I say jokingly seem to be taken seriously; a problem I have had in this forum before. :) Sorry... I'm happy as can be. :)

"Eat food. (meaning REAL food). Not too much. Mostly plants." (Michael Pollan)

seabiscuit
11-08-2012, 07:03 AM
Hey there,

How are all of you?

I have decided to do OA online for now. I didn't get a chance to talk my decision over with my therapist yet, I will see her today. I think that this will help me out for now because I have found an emotional and physical recovery in OA before. I think that going to OA I may find that again and perhaps going to the online meetings, I will find some fellowship and not feel so alone.

Anyways, I am looking forward to some recovery and to start doing better around the food, eating.

Take care.

Amy

mamakat
11-08-2012, 07:21 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

Diana we got our yard cleaned the day after...neighbors towed away big debris and the park wood chips and twigs were bagged and taken a few days ago. They even had bull dozers come in and carry away big stuff. Last year, the houses that got hit, their grass turned yellow in a day. Ours will do that half way up the hill, the rest will stay green...Course, that's once all this snow is gone.

Isabella I agree, we take lots of things for granted. Last year, it wasn't so bad because it hit during the summer months, but it's cold here now. It's an eye opener though, when we think about our daily stresses...those thing fall to the way side when you are trying to stay afloat (literally).

Misti I agree that we shouldn't tell others what's good or bad, we really do need to find the right plan for ourselves. I can't imagine surviving without meat, I'd literally have nothing to eat...potatoes and rice aren't really my kind of staple unless you add all the fatty dairy and mixing the two spells weight gain. Everyone of my doctors pushed the low carb diet will me...even red meat...which I don't do a lot of because I'm lazy and steak is hard to eat :p. I, too, like you have noticed a change in skin and for the first time ever my nails are strong...I actually have to keep them cut now. I'm the healthiest (minus this head cold) than I've ever been and that's with mostly meat products as I can't eat gluten and carbs make me balloon out. So I think it's all how it works for you. Nutrient wise, I lack in vitamin d and iron so the diet I do is rich with both and even with all the meat and sometimes cheese (when the rest of the house hasn't eaten it...cheese goes fast here), I am losing weight...way more than I had in the past on low fat dieting...I really think that's more than half the battle, we've got to find the right way for us...not always do the fad.

Ona :welcome: I'm sure you'll be successful because, as you know, it's in your reach and you have it in you to get to where you want.

AFM my body refuses to catch up with DST so I'm up an hour early...working on the book. Today I had to figure out ages and a timeline to make all my mystery plausible :p Sometimes I write not realizing it doesn't make sense if the secondary character was 4 when she got married...:p I'm exhausted and I can't breathe...the cold is slipping into my chest...I love being sick. (You thought I'd say, hate...but then everyone hates being sick...I like being different).

Have a wonderful and healthy day!

Misti in Seattle
11-08-2012, 07:39 AM
Misti I agree that we shouldn't tell others what's good or bad, we really do need to find the right plan for ourselves. I can't imagine surviving without meat, I'd literally have nothing to eat...potatoes and rice aren't really my kind of staple unless you add all the fatty dairy and mixing the two spells weight gain. Everyone of my doctors pushed the low carb diet will me...even red meat...which I don't do a lot of because I'm lazy and steak is hard to eat :p. I, too, like you have noticed a change in skin and for the first time ever my nails are strong...I actually have to keep them cut now. I'm the healthiest (minus this head cold) than I've ever been and that's with mostly meat products as I can't eat gluten and carbs make me balloon out. So I think it's all how it works for you. Nutrient wise, I lack in vitamin d and iron so the diet I do is rich with both and even with all the meat and sometimes cheese (when the rest of the house hasn't eaten it...cheese goes fast here), I am losing weight...way more than I had in the past on low fat dieting...I really think that's more than half the battle, we've got to find the right way for us...not always do the fad.


Well said! Your eating style makes me cringe :) but it is working for you, and that is what matters! I don't go along with the low fat craze either, and I think it has proven to be a failure. Virtually all of the low fat or fat free products have been loaded with extra sugar and chemicals to make them taste good. Now the "in" thing is all "low carb. Tomorrow it will be something else.

The only person I concern myself with what she thinks is my doctor, and she is very pleased with me. My labs and blood pressure are the best ever! My mother was right... eat your vegetables. :)

Have a super day, everyone!!

"Never eat anything your great grandmother would not recognize as food" (Michael Pollan)

Diana3271
11-08-2012, 07:44 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave: Getting closer to the weekend! :carrot:

Today is day 9 of TTOM. I think it will hang around for another day or two. I feel a lot better this morning when I woke.

Calories for yesterday: 1470 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 158.2 (TTOM)
Down: .2

Pluckypear NO! I didn't see Jeff as leaving. I liked Jeff. But that Tribal was explosive for sure. Do you have any favorites? Right now, my favorites are: Lisa W., Denise, I even like Jonathan for some reason and I LURVE me some Malcolm. ;)




Diana, I am a bit confused by your comments. Have I said something to make you think I am allowing negative thoughts to creep in? That is not the case, although like most people I have my moments but they sure don't control me.

Misti I based my comments of support on your comment from yesterday, which I quoted below. We all go through those times. No, they don't necessarily control us, but I was offering my support for you through this process.

I end up with mixed feelings. It is fun having all these pretty new clothes to choose from... but then I will see myself in a mirror and think FAT FAT FAT -- and feel totally embarrassed. I cringe to think what I looked like 65 pounds heavier, phew!! I do NOT want that back, though, and I want the rest off too, so will keep on going no matter how discouraged I might feel. I try not to let the "bummed" feelings last too long!! Gotta stay positive, which was much easier when the weight was falling off quickly!!! :)

About the meat. I am very glad you have researched it and you are armed with the knowledge to do what's best for you. You are correct, all of the nutrients that we need can be found in other sources beside meat. I just wanted to make sure you eat the right combinations because you can end up with deficiencies. Again, just words of support based on my limited knowledge.

Seabiscuit Sending hugs and support your way. I hope the OA helps.

Mamakat I have been waking an hour earlier, too. I think mine is from TTOM, though. I get insomnia from TTOM. I have found that I am getting sleepy earlier in the evening. Good luck with your writing today.

Misti in Seattle
11-08-2012, 08:04 AM
Diana, okay I see I did make one comment that came across as negative. I admit I do feel in this forum that I have to be extremely careful not to do that. But I understand you were trying to be supportive.

To be honest, I look at your eating plans and wonder how you stand to eat so much the same stuff every day. :) But you have certainly been successful with it, and it works for you.

And I was concerned because you actually invited *other* people to come in here and tell me how to eat.

"Maybe someone here has more info on this."

To be very honest, if this happens, I won't hang around to hear it. I may have shared that one comment but on the whole I think I am pretty positive around here.

Oh well... not to worry about it... done is done. Have a super day, everyone, and get out there and go for it!!!

pluckypear
11-08-2012, 10:59 AM
Good Morning!

I am staying home getting organized for my weekend away with family. I skipped the pool to get laundry done, pack, and do other chores. I am a little nervous leaving my cats for two whole days with no one to check on them. My first time. Usually I have someone come daily to scoop the litter, change the water and visit them. They will be okay right??? Lol

Diana my faves are Denise and Malcolm. Denise is so strong I admire her. She also seems kind and of course intelligent.

I saw some discussion on food choices. I just want to share my experiences. I was a vegetarian for about 25 years and a vegan for 4 of those years. For me it was ethical reasons. I had no issue with those around me eating meat it was a personal decision. Sometimes I ate well but more often than not I ate poorly. But that was me and my issues and had nothing to do with being veg. Or vegan. My views have changed. I have ethics that are personal. I try to eat sustainably and organic when I can. I do my best. I still fall back on the vegetarian "junk foods" like yves veggie bacon, just like ground etc.

I now eat beef. I had my first taste in 25 years. Loved it, I never stopped because I did not like it. Lol and I was stuffed on an 8 ounce steak. I was nicely satisfied until the next day. So I eat fish and seafood at least once a week and try for two. I have chicken maybe once per week or less. I have beef once a month or so. I eat beans and tofu weekly. I eat veggies all day long. I eat fruit once or twice per day. I am not such a fruit fan. And I still eat too many faux foods. I am trying. :)

I find it interesting to read about peoples diets. Then again I am food obsessed. LOL

I have therapy group tonight and always learn so much there.

And a shout out to fellow Canadians. I think it was biker chick who said hi. :)

Will report back on food for the day later.

Diana3271
11-08-2012, 02:00 PM
Maybe someone here has more info on this.



Diana,And I was concerned because you actually invited *other* people to come in here and tell me how to eat.

To be very honest, if this happens, I won't hang around to hear it.

Misti I'm giving you my utmost apology on this. I guess I should have explained myself a little better. What I meant was that someone in our check-in might have more info. I thought someone else in here was a vegetarian. I did not mean to invite someone else from outside our check-in, or from in here for that matter to tell you how to eat . I normally don't have time to read outside my check-ins so I don't even think about the other forums here at 3FC's. Again, please accept my apology. I meant no offense, what so ever, just trying to be supportive and helpful.

Steph7409
11-08-2012, 02:02 PM
Misti, I'll butt in here to say this forum certainly doesn't require its participants to be unflaggingly positive. I think both Diana and I were just saying that you should be proud of your success and try to avoid being negative about how you looked before. Any suggestions about eating plans are also offered only in a helpful way, I think, and are never meant to be judgemental. At least that's been my experience, your mileage may vary.

Diana, I did 20 minutes on the bike to warm up (literally - my house was cold!) and then the pilates video. It's mostly stretching and core work, and I like it. There are some moves I simply cannot do because of my thigh (the muscles are soooo tight that certain movements are impossible) so I make some modifications. A few more times through the video and I'll know the moves better, so I won't hurt myself trying to do the stretches and look at the instructor at the same time. ;)

We're supposed to have a nice weekend here, with temps near 50. I'm looking forward to doing some yard work and going for a run or two. And I'm looking forward to a break from work, which has been a bit chaotic leading up to the last big deadline for the year. I wish today were Friday!

Rasagolla
11-08-2012, 02:13 PM
Hi Steph, hope work eases up soon. Enjoy your weekend! Mamakat, I am happy that you are back to a routine with exercise and writing after Sandy. Seabiscuit, good luck on online OA. I think it will be very helpful. Pluckypear congrats on your weight loss and good job on deep water aerobics. How long have you been doing this? I am constantly thinking of the next thing to do and this looks like fun. Isabella how are you doing with the cravings? Did the cranberry tea help? Diana, looks like the downward trend is happening. Seeing your efforts and others’ keeps me going. Serenity, how was your daughter’s birthday party? Are you feeling better?
No exercise yesterday and today, getting over a cold and TTOM is on – so 2 good excuses to not exercise. Keeping track of food though and about 100 calories over my 1370 limit on an average.

pluckypear
11-08-2012, 02:25 PM
Rasagolla I have been going in a committed way for 2 months. I dabbled before meaning not going on a regular basis. The class varies. The one I go to is a great workout. The instructor does not let anybody dilly dally. :) I already feel a difference in toning. I want to add more exercise at some point. I can't do yoga anymore due to my knees or excessive walking. I have a goal to join ten gym at the community centre where I swim. I would need someone to teach me how to use equipment safely.

Rasagolla
11-08-2012, 02:54 PM
Thank you PluckyPear! this is very useful. I am trying to just lose weight now and when and if I hit my 145 I will start toning. I think this might be a great way to tone! Thank you once again for your quick response!

Misti in Seattle
11-08-2012, 07:32 PM
Misti I'm giving you my utmost apology on this. I guess I should have explained myself a little better. What I meant was that someone in our check-in might have more info. I thought someone else in here was a vegetarian. I did not mean to invite someone else from outside our check-in, or from in here for that matter to tell you how to eat . I normally don't have time to read outside my check-ins so I don't even think about the other forums here at 3FC's. Again, please accept my apology. I meant no offense, what so ever, just trying to be supportive and helpful.

Diana, I am not upset... not at all! I do know you meant well and were offering support and encouragement... thank you!

I also know that at times I have a way of saying things that sound very serious when I am really just completely or halfway joking; happens a lot.

LOL "funny" part is I am not even a vegetarian! I eat meat... just not a lot of it. In fact I am going to have a turkey dinner tonight at our church community dinner. Also, when at all possible I eat ONLY meat that is from grass-fed animals, organic, etc. I'm too familiar with what happens in the care, feeding and slaughter, etc. of most animals that go into our food supply.

In any case, please don't feel badly, Diana... things are cool. :)

Everyone have a super evening. I'm off to an early Thanksgiving dinner...which we prepare in November for our "Dinner at Our House" community dinner at church!!

Oh and I weighed in at 241 *tonight* -- wowie... 240 will be coming soon and then 239 to get me down into the lower thread AND with less than 10 pound to go before I can see the surgeon!!

Diana3271
11-08-2012, 09:54 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Tomorrow is my early day. That means that I should go to bed an hour early since I have to get up an hour earlier. Do I ever do that? :nono:

Pluckypear I totally agree about Denise. She looks so physically fit. Maybe it will come down to Malcolm and Denise in the end. I consider myself a foodie. We have been known to plan our vacations around food. Last year we went to NC to the Biltmore house. We did their candlelight dinner buffet, a wonderful afternoon tea, champagne tasting, and wine and chocolate pairings. We always plan out all the places we want to go eat before we go out of town. We don't care about historical stuff in an area. We want to experience the food! :rofl: That is so sad. Oh well. ;)

Steph My last ab workout Hard Core Abs has some pilates moves. Every single time I have an able workout and they say "We have taken this move from pilates" LOOK OUT! It is going to be a tough workout. I hope the weather is nice for you to get out this weekend.

Rasagolla Great job of keeping your calories in line. I hope you feel better from the cold and TTOM. That's a bad combo to have.

Serenity How do you like the new washer?

Diana3271
11-08-2012, 09:57 PM
Total Approx 1370 Calories + :coffee:

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

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

Dinner 600 calories
Grilled Steak 400 calories
2 orders snow peas 200 calories

Exercise:
Leslie Sansone 1 Mile Jog
Jenny Ford Hi-Lo Cardio

pluckypear
11-08-2012, 10:22 PM
I stayed in WW points. I will be away all weekend so will not check in until Sunday or Monday. I will be eating out and am planning for that. I will also get some swimming in as I chose a hotel with a pool.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Diana3271
11-08-2012, 10:33 PM
Pluckypear Enjoy your weekend!

Misti in Seattle
11-08-2012, 11:18 PM
Hi everyone

Just checking in before bed. I took off tomorrow but think I am going to get up at 4:00 AM and be at the pool when it opens at 5:00

I had a neat NSV tonight. I am a table host at the community dinner, and afterwards all of the church workers jump up and clean up all the tables, etc. Usually I can never do much because by then I am just too exhausted and in pain from lugging all that fat around. Tonight I jumped up and was cleaning right along with everyone else! It was sooooooooooooooo worth all the PT and chiro appointments, pool workouts, and eating right! I am actually finally starting to really FEEL and SEE the weight loss. Now to keep going!

Wishing all of you a restful night and successful day tomorrow!!

Diana3271
11-09-2012, 06:13 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave: TGIF! :dance:

Anyone have fun plans for the weekend?

I am pretty much doing the same as always, getting caught up with things. That's OK, though. ;) I might head out to find me some shoes to wear with my new dress. Wish me luck there since I hate shopping. :lol: I might end up with the personal shopper again. :lol:

I'm thinking today will be the last day of my TTOM. This one was longer. I think that's a sign that my thyroid meds were off.

No change on the scale from yesterday. But at least the .2 stuck and I didn't bounce back up.

Calories for yesterday: 1370 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 152.8
No Change

Misti Congrats on the NSV! :dance:

Misti in Seattle
11-09-2012, 06:17 AM
Hi everyone, again

Well it looks like I am awake for the day! At least I don't have to go to work so can take a nap after the pool workout if I want.

Diana, hope you are able to find some shoes!!! I plan to order a bunch of them from Haband once their new catalog arrives! I love their Dr. Scholl's.. they fit so well and are super comfortable... at 30 bucks a pair!!

Woooohooo, my scale just hit 240, and it is only 3 AM so I could possibly get another one later this morning!!! 230s here I come.

mamakat
11-09-2012, 06:55 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

Happy Halloween! Finally.

Diana No plans for the weekend but tonight is Halloween, I'm wondering how the turnout will be. I need to catch up the laundry since I've been sick and in bed this week and the week prior, we had no electricity. I'm way behind in everything, but I am breathing again, so no more excuses, right? I hope you find shoes...I love shoes. If I could, I'd have a pair for each day. Now that I don't dress up though, I never look otherwise, I'd have unnecessary shoes ...oh and it's boots season. I could never fit them (fat calves) I might start looking again :p

Misti Congrats on the NSV...I remember how good it felt when I started getting up and participating. Yay, on getting down to 240, I've been watching. I was stuck on 243 for 7weeks and that was with strenuous exercise for hours at a time...I was just as determined as you and hated when the darn scale didn't move. You've been moving down at a nice pace. I get wanting that surgery...I considered it at my heaviest when they told me, the girls would never shrink as they are fibrous tissue...ha, they went down a cup...very manageable now...keep up the good work.

Pluckypear I hope you have a good weekend.

This morning the sun came up over the sparkling blue water and the sky is clear. I hope it stays like this for awhile. The snow is already melting and there's hope for a nice day. I'll write and do laundry, although I can breathe, I'm still filling icky. I'm hoping there will be enough kids, tonight, to take all my dum dums. I should throw handfuls and get rid of them quick then shut out the light early...LOL, this isn't my holiday...oh wait, I don't like any of them. I have been trying to consider xmas gifts, though...I suck at buying for the holidays...not sure why as I do okay any other time (shop o holic).

Well it's time to taxi the kids to school...what an odd week for them. Mon=school. Tue=voting Wed=school Thurs=snow Fri=school. I'm pretty sure they'll lose their winter break because of all this chaos. Sounds good to me. :D

Have a wonderful and healthy day.

IsabellaOlivia
11-09-2012, 07:07 AM
I haven't weighed-in since October, so I was nervous about what the scale would say. I lost 2.6 pounds since 30th October. Yay.

Misti in Seattle
11-09-2012, 12:12 PM
Yayayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy well I did get up at 4:00 and was in the pool by 5:00. One hour workout plus about 10 minutes in the spa. Then drove to PCC Natural Market and bought a lot of healthful food, some of which I am chowing down on right now. Then I came home and got on the scale again... 239!!! Yippppeeeee

Strange... the first five pounds in the 240s would not come off... but the last 5 just suddenly started going.

mamakat, glad you finally got your Halloween. :) As for the surgery, mine is not really optional as my case is so extreme it is actually causing muscular-skeletal damage. It is hard for me to stand up straight. The PT exercises are helping but the things have to come OFF!!! My three doctors and physical therapist all agree. I can't WAIT.. .only nine more pound to go until the surgeon will see me again!

Yipppppppppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Enjoying southwest corn pudding with mixed potatoes/yams/onions/zucchini, red and green bell peppers, etc. -- and pickled beets - for breakfast

novangel
11-09-2012, 03:05 PM
The couch held me down last night. :lol: I'll be back at it tonight and tomorrow so I'm not fretting. Have a good day everyone. :)

OnaMi
11-09-2012, 06:42 PM
:wave: everybody..

I'm trying to get back into posting regular again.Been have some good eating days and feeling good about where i am for a change.Having somewhere to post and posting again has a lot to do with that so.. thank you guys for the Welcome.:hug:


Thanks for the encouragement Steph :hug:

Hay Diana, thank you :hug: PX90 was awesome.I thought my heart was going to jump out my chest though :lol: but i did what i could and felt so good afterwards.A dvd player?..rememeber I can't do stuff at home ;) have to get out and love classes cause the make me do stuff so i can't wait for till next Thursdays class to do it again:.
Doing something different is always fun at first.I went to a spin class today and a power pump class.Still love my Joging though.I've learn how to jog on a threadmill but still love joging/walking outside more...Just dealing with the weather now.Gonna try and get out tomorrow morning.Lord willing.Enjoy your shopping.

Thanks for the welcome Misti :hug: you're doing an awesome job :) The best is yet to come :)

Great WI Isabella :cp:

Thank you mamakat :hug: hope you had a great Halloween :)

Hay Novengel :wave:

Sorry to anyone I Missed. :hug:

novangel
11-09-2012, 08:57 PM
I went out and jogged 45 minutes, approx 700 cals burned. :) (I probably burned more like 400-600 but who knows)

Hi, OnaMi. :wave:

novangel
11-09-2012, 08:59 PM
It occured to me that it's going to suck once the dead of winter hits, I really like this jogging thing. I'll be stuck in my bedroom with Jillian all winter again. That gets boring.

Misti in Seattle
11-09-2012, 09:18 PM
Hello everyone.

Just got back from my doctor appointment.. she was thrilled with me and so proud. That felt good, of course. She is always such an encourager. My blood pressure was also one of my lowest ever readings, so all-in-all it has been a very encouraging day!!!

And it's only Friday LOL. Feels like Saturday night since I did not work today.

novangel
11-09-2012, 11:17 PM
Misti, last I checked I had high cholesterol so I'll be curious to see if that's improved. I plan to get re-tested soon. Also, my resting heart rate used to be close to 90bpm :yikes: and now it's 67-70bpm. :)

My doc better give me a sucker or something.

Diana3271
11-09-2012, 11:50 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave: Something funny from today that I thought I would share:

I've think I've noticed some changes in my body recently. I just don't know where it's coming from though. Last week when I tried on my new dress for my DH he mentioned that my butt looked good. :o Today I went shopping and bought my new hose and found a pair of shoes. I had also bought a pair of shoes on Thursday. I wanted to try everything on and decide which pair of shoes that I liked the best. We decided that we liked the shoes I got today for the dress. I wanted to make sure they looked the best with my dress pants too. I walked by our entertainment center and saw my reflection in the glass. My butt looked more pronounced than I remember. :D Hmm, I was thinking that maybe it was the hose that I had on gave some extra shaping. I took them off, but(t) :D it was still there. It seems perkier, rounder, and firmer. Way TMI, I know. :lol: I'm not sure what's going on. I don't think it has to do with Les Mills since I just started this program. I have been doing Sports Attack for about a month. I don't think that would do it by itself. Before that I did the #10 SDX rotation. I will keep an eye on it ;) and report back if it falls flat of my expectations. :D Now, mind you, that thing does not need to keep growing. :D I will definitely need to keep an eye on it. I guess I need to make sure DH keeps an eye on it too, and for him to report any changes he notices. ;)

Diana3271
11-10-2012, 12:06 AM
Misti Congrats on the new decade! :carrot:

Mamakat Ha Ha between the two of us, I know we can come up with plenty of excuses. :rofl: I am seriously thinking about branching out and buying a pair of boots. I actually looked at some tonight. I didn't see a style that I liked in my size (Ms. Big Foot, here ;)) Or as my good friend says, I am standing on a good foundation. Ha Ha Gotta love your friends. You had a beautiful view this morning. I hope the rest of your day was just as beautiful for you.

Isabella Congrats on the 2.6 pounds! :carrot:

Novangel LOL on the couch holding you down. See you can come up with good excuses, too. :rofl: Great job on the jogging today! :carrot: Maybe you can buy a few more workout DVD to help get you through the Winter.

Ona Ok, so the P90X was a class at the gym? Does your gym offer Body Pump classes? I wonder if Power Pump is the same as Body Pump? I am doing the home version of that right now. I hope you can get that jog/run in tomorrow. Has your family adjusted to your weight loss? I know we discussed our struggles with that before.

Diana3271
11-10-2012, 12:10 AM
Total Approx 1520 Calories + :coffee:

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

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

Dinner (750 Calories)
Seared Ahi Tuna 250 calories
Pork Tenderloin 300 calories
2 orders steamed veggies 200 calories

Exercise:
Les Mills Pump and Burn w/15's
Les Mills Sports Attack

Misti in Seattle
11-10-2012, 05:34 AM
Good morning everyone

LOL awake again at 2:30 AM!! At least today is Saturday! I can't decide if I want to go at 7:00 AM for laps the deeper pool or wait until whenever and just go to LA Fitness. I do love deep water.

novangel, I hope you get a better result on your cholesterol; way to go on the heart rate. And LOL you better hope the doctor gives you a sticker or something instead of a sucker. :)

Diana, LOL about your butt story. Hope that thing does what you want it to LOL

Well, perhaps I will go watch the rest of the Michael Pollan video I started since I am totally wide awake! No food though although I would like to !! But I don't want to wear it.

Diana3271
11-10-2012, 07:35 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave: Enjoy your weekend!

Calories for yesterday: 1520 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 153.4
Down: .4

Misti Did you workout in the deeper pool this morning?

Misti in Seattle
11-10-2012, 09:18 AM
Hello everyone

Wishing everyone a great weekend!!

Diana, it is only 6:15 now and the pool opens at 7:00 -- but I went to two grocery stores. Kept debating about the pool but I think I decided to go to Costco instead as I only go on Saturday if I can get there when they first open so it is not so crowded.

It is really nice to have another day off after being off yesterday! Unfortunately I have to work Monday.

novangel
11-10-2012, 12:45 PM
novangel, I hope you get a better result on your cholesterol; way to go on the heart rate. And LOL you better hope the doctor gives you a sticker or something instead of a sucker. :)

Good point! I like stickers too. It's nice that you have an awesome doc my GYN talks/lectures me like I am 17. I know he means well but I want to tell him to shut up half the time.

It was a nice warm day for a jog and now it's thunder storming. :/ I guess I wait and see otherwise I will do Jillian tonight. I'll get something done to make up for slacking Thursday.

Steph7409
11-10-2012, 05:07 PM
novangel, it was a beautiful day here and I got in a nice run (45 mins). I too dread the cold, dark winter since it will limit my exercise choices. I just don't see myself going outside to run when it gets into the 30s. It was in the 50s today and I still wore my headband and gloves (while other people were in shorts!).

Misti, which Michael Pollan are you watching? I love his writing and enjoyed The Botany of Desire when it was on PBS a couple of years ago.

Isabella, congrats on the weigh in!

Diana, I've been thinking about buying boots, too. I just hate buying shoes, though, so I tend to be not at all fashionable with footwear.

I'm going to make myself something fun for dinner tonight, panko chicken to dip in raspberry honey mustard. Yum.

Diana3271
11-10-2012, 08:53 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Novangel Did you jog or workout with Jillian today?

Misti Did you workout in the pool after all?

Steph How was your dinner? It sounds delish.

Diana3271
11-10-2012, 08:59 PM
Total Approx 1635 Calories + :coffee:

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

Lunch (280 Calories)
Ricotta cheese 210 Calories
Fruit Cup 70 calories

Dinner (960 Calories)
Chicken Alfredo 480 Calories
Asparagus 100 calories
English Muffin topped w/ricotta and pumpkin butter 210 calories
single serve ice cream cup 170 calories

Exercise:
KCM's 30 MTF Cardio Blast - Premix that contains both workouts

Misti in Seattle
11-10-2012, 10:35 PM
Hi everyone

Whew, busy day!

Steph, I have watched several of Michael Pollan's videos. I am thinking about buying some of his books.

Diana, yes... I always planned to work out in the pool; it was just a question of which one. I did an hour this afternoon.

Had something new for dinner -- butternut squash ravioli (yum) and Mom's spaghetti sauce... no added sugar, lots of fresh ingredients, and loaded with chunky tomatoes, garlic chunks and basil leaves... 30 calories per 1/2 cup. Delicious!!

novangel
11-10-2012, 11:48 PM
Diana, yes I got Jillian in. :strong:

Misti in Seattle
11-11-2012, 08:24 AM
Good morning, everyone! Happy Sunday!!

Ice on the cars here again this morning... and I forgot to go buy de-icer spray yesterday so I will be scraping before I can head off to church!!! Definitely need to get down to the auto store today. I always buy a case of it so I am set for the winter.

It is fun now that instead of having to try to scrounge for something to wear that is not too big, too small or a total rag... I can decide from amongst all my pretty new clothes and try to wear them before they get too small!

I did email a friend who I think might be able to wear my larger size blouses that are too big and she is thrilled to have a chance to try them, so I will take them to her at church this morning. She is also wanting to try to lose weight so if she is able to do that I will be able to give her my clothes as I continue to lose. I'd much rather find someone who can wear them than just give them to a thrift store.

Brrrr I had to get up and put on a sweatshirt and leggings. I think later today I'll be lighting the fireplace!!!

The best to all of you

mamakat
11-11-2012, 08:28 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

Clock is still off but I'm using the early hours while the house is quiet. DD had her loudest friend over Friday night for trick or treating and I was in the zone. Yesterday, I was on mission and failed :( Maybe today...after I get some writing in. I just twisted the plot which has me excited again and DD is eager to listen and give suggestions...I had to draw out a family tree and timelines yesterday...Funny, I know more about this make believe family than I do my own :p

NSV of my day. I was looking for a pair of jeans to change into now that I'm awake and came across DD's. I said, what the heck and tried them on...Like a glove. Then I put on one of my long sleeves she loves stealing/borrowing...I only get it back when I wash it :p Then I tried on her boots (sneaker lace up boots) and it all fit. I look like a curvier DD with no hair. I thought I'd see if anyone noticed, but I'll have to wait hours for them to wake up.

I'm going to soak up the silence...well, the birds here are loud, but other than that...no bulldozers or construction this morning...last night we went to a punk rock show, luckily for me my right ear was clogged from this cold, but my left ear heard everything. It was a good show for a small bar. Oh and we hit a deer that had just been hit and rehit...we were the third...so gross. DH has to hose down the carriage today before it starts collecting vermin. YUCK.

Have a wonderful and healthy day!

Diana3271
11-11-2012, 08:45 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

Tomorrow is the second (final) part of contest that I mentioned previously. We have to be at the location by 7:30 PM to check in. They have not released details about the contest, though. I will update about it tomorrow night when I get back home.

Calories for yesterday: 1635 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 152.4
No Change

Misti Your dinner sounds very good. Did you use your Mom's recipe or the brand Mom's? I have seen Mom's at the store. I use Muir Glen Organic. It only has 50 calories per 1/2 cup. This is the lowest calories that I have found, so far. I need to look at Mom's if that's the brand you used. DH doesn't like a sweet spaghetti sauce, either. The other thing is that the Muir Glen Organic is about $2.99 a jar and I had a coupon that brought it down to $1.99. That's not bad for organic. I'm glad you are able to share your clothes.

Speaking of sharing clothes, I wish I could do that with my Mom's clothes. I am giving them to good places, but I would like to see them put to use with my own eyes. I went to my Mom's house yesterday to get some more stuff. I removed 200 shirts, and there are still more. I drive a SUV and the whole trunk area is full. That's not pants, suits, jackets or complete outfits. That's just shirts. I swear the stack of purses are multiplying while I am away. :lol:

Mamakat Love your NSV! Woo Hoo! You go steal those clothes from your DD! :lol: I know you will rock them. I can't wait to hear what your family says.

Novangel Excellent job getting that workout in! Sometimes it's really hard to get started on your workout but you feel so good after it's finished.

Misti in Seattle
11-11-2012, 09:09 AM
Hi everybody

mamakat, LOL about getting into the clothes! Happy for you!

Diana, it was Mom's brand sauce. Unfortunately I read it wrong.. it is 70 calories per half cup. For me I am okay with that though, since it is all natural products. I am learning more and more that the "A calorie is a calorie" idea is wrong, just as I have always insisted it was! I am convinced our bodies process natural foods far more efficiently than those loaded with chemicals, salt and sugar, etc. I was listening to a documentary last night about WHY and HOW this is the case, and it was very interesting. But I realize that a lot of others don't agree with this so likely won't want to try it. :) And if you can get really good stuff for $2.99 a jar that is probably best!! Another thing... Mom's is NOT organic. I actually emailed them to ask if any of their products are grown with the use of genetically modified/GMO/Monsanto. If we start asking companies those questions, perhaps they will get the message!!

Wow about all your Mom' clothes... I agree it is too bad you do not know of someone who could wear them!!

Diana3271
11-11-2012, 09:19 AM
Misti I try to stick with organic ingredients/products, if possible. I try to use coupons and get the best value for my money. Sometimes it's hard because organic things tend to be more expensive. Both of my parents passed from NHL. As I mentioned before, I suspect it was from Agent Orange. I'm assuming, that since I was conceived right after Daddy returned, I may be at risk. That's why I try to stick with organics when possible.

Misti in Seattle
11-11-2012, 10:42 AM
Diana, I completely agree about organics. My brother currently has a terminal illness from Agent Orange, compliments of Monsanto.. same people who are now GMO'ing all our food! The other jar of pasta sauce I have in my cabinet are an organic one. I will probably put my second jar of Mom's in my stuff that goes to the food bank, as I know there are a lot of people who will eat it.

I don't know what NHL is... I googled and what came up was National Hockey League.

Diana3271
11-11-2012, 11:07 AM
Misti Non Hodgkins Lymphoma I wouldn't necessarily give away the pasta sauce. Your choice, though. It's a good product. Use it up and go from there. We encounter chemicals and bad stuff everyday. Stuff we don't even realize.

time4me2change
11-11-2012, 01:15 PM
haven`t posted here, but have been active in the 300+ forum.

I am just finishing up cooking all my lunches for the week (pasta salad with regular noodles (whole wheat when this box is gone), 1 can of tuna, a mix of carrot, zucchini and green beans with a bit of EVOO, Cracked Black Pepper and Balsalmic vinegar = 3 more lunches)

I also already have leftover stew for dinner tomorrow (cooked with a friend yesterday, beef stew and that was dinner tonight)

So I am doing well with my cooking goals.

:)

Diana3271
11-11-2012, 01:42 PM
haven`t posted here, but have been active in the 300+ forum.

I am just finishing up cooking all my lunches for the week (pasta salad with regular noodles (whole wheat when this box is gone), 1 can of tuna, a mix of carrot, zucchini and green beans with a bit of EVOO, Cracked Black Pepper and Balsalmic vinegar = 3 more lunches)

I also already have leftover stew for dinner tomorrow (cooked with a friend yesterday, beef stew and that was dinner tonight)

So I am doing well with my cooking goals.

:)

time4me2change Hi :wave: Good job with your cooking goals. Your screen name looked familiar, so I had to look you up. You have posted here before. Welcome back! http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/weight-loss-support/269069-daily-accountability-lifestyle-change-november-2012-everyone-welcome-6.html#post4519469

novangel
11-11-2012, 04:23 PM
Novangel Excellent job getting that workout in! Sometimes it's really hard to get started on your workout but you feel so good after it's finished.

Sure do! 144p today! :carrot:

Today will probably be a rest day my shins hurt.

worththeeffort2
11-11-2012, 06:26 PM
I'm having a serious case of middle-age brain fog today. ;) Actually, I've had it all weekend. I did my workout this morning and was in the shower feeling overwhelmed by everything I need to do before Thanksgiving. My parents are coming to our house for dinner. I thought to myself, I need another week to get ready for Thanksgiving then realized, Thanksgiving isn't THIS Thursday it is NEXT Thursday. :o DOH! At least I have that extra week I need. :lol:

Did a 2 mile walk/jog this morning. Jogged only about 1/3 of the way to the top of the hill but then jogged the whole way home! Granted, it was downhill but it was a mile downhill that I would not have been able to manage a couple of months ago.

Been reading the book Food: The Good Girl's Drug. It is the first book I've found that describes my eating disorder right down to a "t." It's remarkable how much better I feel just reading the book and realizing I'm not the only person on the planet that experiences my symptoms. :^:

pluckypear
11-11-2012, 07:20 PM
Hello Everyone!

Got back from my weekend away late this afternoon. It was nice to get away but always so good to get home. My eating was out of whack. It strayed with Friday. I had a light healthy breakfast and then DH and I were starving by the time we got to the hotel early afternoon. We ate in the hotel lounge. I had a beef burger on a whole wheat bun with side garden salad. I felt good with that. The bun was small and I left a third of it. I had lemon on the salad. For dinner we were supposed to have homemade roast at DS. But then were whisked to a local burger bar. LOL At least the food was made from scratch. I got a chicken breast on a bun and small Greek salad. Even with that I kept to points.
Saturday I did okay with hotel brunch, eggs, fruit, coffee, and small amount of fried potatos. Then got hungry bought turkey jerky at Costco. Mandarin for dinner.
We got home so exhausted and with little food in the house we ordered Swiss chalet chicken. I am craving fresh home cooked food. I will thaw pork chops (from farmers market) for DH for tomorrow. I hope to make bean and veggie soup.

I did get exercise-
Friday- 1 1/2 hours swimming
Saturday- 1 1/2 hours swimming, 40 minutes walking

Diana great NSV story. :) and sounds like you are becoming a whiz at shopping.

Misti Do you make pickles? Is that why you are enjoying your beets so much? :) I love beets pickled or not.

Mamakat another great NSV for you! Woot!!!!!

Tomorrow is another day to live well!

Misti in Seattle
11-11-2012, 09:22 PM
Hi everyone

time4me2change welcome back!

Diana, I know what you mean about the food. I do eat some non-organic stuff although I try to get it when I can. I also try to go by Michael Pollan's food rule "Never eat anything with more than five ingredients" (because it has likely been highly processed.

Speaking of Michael Pollan, I got three of his book on nutrition today at our used bookstore. I finished reading the short "Food Rules" and started "Omnivore's Dilemma." I also got "In Defense of Food." I really like him.

pluckypear, no I don't make pickles. I go to Costco and get baby dills; they are really good and cheap, and I love pickles. I just buy canned beet pickles... love those things!

Diana3271
11-11-2012, 10:41 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

I had something funny happen today. As soon as I ordered my lunch the guy asked me if I wanted a to go box. Hmm, now why would he ask me that? :chin: I had just placed my order and had not received it, yet. I told him no, that I am a big eater and I plan on eating all of my food. :rofl: If I couldn't eat it, I would not have ordered it. :lol: Now let's consider all of his reasons for him thinking I needed a to go box. Does he think that's too much food for one person to eat? It's less calories than 1/2 of one of their normal sandwiches alone. Geesh, people! I need a filler up! I'm hungry! :rofl: I swear I come into contact with all of the freaks! Are you trying to say that I am eating too much? :D Hmm? :chin: You never tell a woman that! :nono: Are you calling me a pig? :ink: Maybe a cow? :moo: I know you wouldn't do that! :nono: :rofl:


Novangel Great job! Are you only 1 pound from your goal? :carrot:

Worththeeffort Sorry about the brain fog. At least you have more time to get ready than you thought. Great job on building up your stamina. Does the book Food: The Good Girl's Drug offer any advice/solutions? I just looked at Amazon and it has good reviews.

Pluckypear Great job on the swimming! Excellent exercise. It's always nice to get back home, for sure. Nothing like sleeping in your own bed. I need some more practice before I can become a whiz at shopping. ;) I did buy some boots today. DH loved them on me. I think I am going to take them back. :lol: I don't wear stuff like that very often. I think they match my dress that I bought last week. Something to ponder. ;)

Misti Hi :wave:

Total Approx 1395 Calories + :coffee:

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

Lunch (700 Calories)
Chicken salad wrap 400 calories
2 orders steamed veggies 200 calories
fruit cup 100 calories

Dinner (300 Calories)
Popcorn 300 calories (DH ate some, but I'm not sure of the exact calories, so I took full credit for it. ;)

Exercise:
Les Mills Pump Challenge w/15's
TF Fire 30 w/weighted gloves

novangel
11-12-2012, 12:06 AM
Novangel Great job! Are you only 1 pound from your goal? :carrot:


I am! :carrot:

I may move my ticker down to 140p (which was my original goal but 140p seemed impossible a few months ago!) but I'll be happy to stay below 145p. I'm so relieved all my hard work paid off. :woohoo:

Goodnight!

Misti in Seattle
11-12-2012, 03:19 AM
Hi all

Diana, thanks for the funny story. Perhaps he asked you about the box just because you are so thin and he assumed you would not eat much. :) It IS a very strange thing to ask someone!

Diana3271
11-12-2012, 07:11 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

My angio edema has been flaring up over the weekend. Last night I decided to take the additional Benadryl in order to control it better. I didn't feel particularly stressed about going to my Mom's house on Saturday. Maybe it's an internal thing or maybe it's a coincidence and it's just something that my body is doing. I think that's the reason I haven't dropped much weight since TTOM ended and I am up on the scale this morning. My calories have been in line and I have been working out. That's all I can do.

Calories for yesterday: 1395 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 152.8
Up: .4

novangel I am very excited for you! :dance:

Misti I'm not sure on his thinking. I didn't mention about when they brought my food and silverware. They brought me 3 forks. :lol: Geesh!

Misti in Seattle
11-12-2012, 08:12 AM
LOL Diana... three forks and then ask if you want a box. Strange indeed.

Good morning, everyone. I'd sure love to crash out in bed this morning, LOL... or even more would love to get up early and out to the pool. However, I guess i will go to work instead, ha. It is COLD and there will be ice on the car but at least I bought a can of spray; still haven't gone and gotten my case of it. Forgot again yesterday.

mamakat
11-12-2012, 08:55 AM
Monday Morning WI 178.2 Down .6 from last week, up 3lbs from yesterday...Sundays always look so promising and then boom...hey, I'm consistent at 178 for 2 full months now...I need exercise oh and this cold to leave me...it's in both my ears and chest now. It's draining the heck out of me...after two pages of typing I'm exhausted :p

Since Sandy knocked out power and turned everything upside down, I couldn't check my calendar...guess who I'm watching live tomorrow. Jon Stewart. I love him, not as much as Colbert (I promise Stephen (and not my bro in law) I'm not cheating). So, I will get lots of exercise tomorrow. As it is Tues, I have to reschedule New Haven and that woman is so hard to reschedule...she will say, I can't do Tues and that's the end of it. I say, I can't do it and she asks all these questions..whose paying whom here? She better call soon for a schedule change or else she's gonna get a surprise tomorrow because I'm not missing Jon for sad tears when I can have happy tears for the same amount of time, plus exercise. :D

I'll try to do personals later, I have been writing so much that my fingers are extra loose and super skinny :p Luckily, I keep a notebook in every room...every room (bathroom included) my pen is on fire these days.

Have a wonderful and healthy day!

time4me2change
11-12-2012, 10:12 AM
back again... staying on track...

wanted a burger for dinner... but I am saying no and instead having the stew in my fridge.

still on the fence about working out tonight or not, today was a lot more stressful than I thought it would be.... and I have a lot more work to do tonight than I thought I would...

but at least food is still on track.

pluckypear
11-12-2012, 11:04 AM
Good Morning! :cb:

I got up around 6:15 and did the usual routine of getting DH off to work and caring for my two fur babies. DH changed the litters for me before work which was nice. Now I have laundry in the dryer (second load), a pot of veggie and nine bean soup on the stove, a cup of coffee at my side and my fingers whizzing on my laptop. :D

Diana Based on your lunch experience your server sounds lazy or inexperienced. :dizzy: He may be used to people asking for to go boxes and just wanted to get that right out of the way and just did not pay attention to the utensil thing. Your food always sounds yummy and healthy.

Misti I love pickles too. I especially love savory pickles. I am thinking I need to cut down on my sodium intake though. sigh

I plan on having a big bowl of soup before I head to the pool. I have WI this evening and will report back. I would not be surprised if I have a gain after my wild weekend. LOL

Have a good day all.

Rasagolla
11-12-2012, 02:19 PM
Hello all
This is quick. I gained a pound over the past 4 days and back to 159.6. I was watching my calories, went beyond by 100 calories each day but had large servings of beans on Sat and grazed on a lot of snacks yesterday. Tomorrow is a big lunch /dinner at my house. My target is to stay at 158-159, tide these days over. Do people usually gain weight with beans ( I made a casserole with beans and polenta it is awesome- a recipe I got from Trader Joe's). Do you gain weight with beans, I have seen it as being touted as a healthy weight loss thing? I will be back on track on Wed.
Sat/Sun/Mon- did 3.25 miles on treadmill on an incline - calorie burn 500
I guess as Jillian says you can eat your way through any exercise!! So despite the hard exercise I gained a pound:mad: (at myself)

Rasagolla
11-12-2012, 02:23 PM
Novangel, although this was meant to be a quick post I HAD to congratulate you !
Congratulations!! Awesome job@:dancer:

Lyric Dawn
11-12-2012, 05:01 PM
Im new, already posted in intros, and was directed to this thread. So, im checking in. I havent been able to start any weight loss efforts yet due to being sick . Does anyone know what small things I can do to kick off my plan? :carrot:

OnaMi
11-12-2012, 06:32 PM
:wave: everybody


:wave: Lyric welcome to the thread :)

Sorry bout the gain Rasagoli :hug: Beans are tricky,they make me gain when i eat to many.That pound could just be water weight.you'll be back down soon :)

Hope you had a great WI Pucky!

Time4me2change,having your food(eating) on track is the most important thing to me! that's awesome :cp:

Hope you feel better soon Mamakat :hug: great WI :cp: Enjoy Jon Stewart,I like him :)

Misti,hope you had a great day :)

Diana,yeah,I found out that we can be stressed about stuff when we don't really think were stress :?: Hope you feel better soon.I think what I do.."Power Pump".. is what they call "Body Pump".. we lift weights in the class so.. IDK. :lol: maybe take it as a complement....you're so small,no way he thought you could eat that much ;)

:congrat:Novangel :) I love joging outside too.As long as it's not below 40'.I'll still go out :D Just have on a lot of clothes :o

Your meal sounded great Steph :drool: hope you enjoyed it.


Well..I made it through the weekend :yay: stayed in the 1300-1400 range :yay: counted everything more closely! just like old times :cloud9:

Fought hard not to eat junk more so today though while visiting Mother...Just kept reminding myself that I'm not hungry and that I'll just be eating to eat.It feels really good to be getting control again.

Didn't exercise today,had a lot going on but stayed on plan.will hit it hard tomorrow for sure.

Annafterolin
11-12-2012, 06:51 PM
I just started trying to lose weight, I am down 3 lbs from two weeks ago and I don't feel bloated or tired. I have been adding more fruits and veggies to satisfy my hunger without the added calories. I also eat buttered bag popcorn to satisfy the craving of salty stuff without wanting the potatoe chips and cheese. I eat anything I want, but in moderation. The moderation part has been the hardest part as I am learning my body's signal of being full and not my heads signal for "more, more, more!"

I know I can drop the 30 pounds, but giving up the care-free, eat like I'm still a competitive swimmer, is so much harder than I thought it would be.

Even though 3 is so little compared to what I have left, I am thankful for a positive change in the scale... A truly positive negative change! Bye bye fat on my butt, legs, arms and belly!

Steph7409
11-12-2012, 09:20 PM
Ona, like you, I keep having to remind myself that I'm not hungry and that eating just to eat is a bad habit that I simply must break. I did so well with that for more than a year, why is it so much harder now? I think there's something to the idea that, once we stop seeing big or steady losses, the rewards of not eating diminish and the old, familiar rewards of eating start to seem tempting again. It's irritating. :mad:

While I'm whining, here's another thing that's irritating me: I wake up every hour or two, pretty much every night. And lately, when I wake up, I realize that my shoulder hurts. It's not my bicep, it's more the outside, and the pain lingers through the morning. I've tried to change my sleeping position so that I don't lie on that arm, but that hasn't helped. Maybe I'll try one of those Thermacare patches.

Enough of that!

mamakat, have a great time at the taping! I DVR the show every night so I'll be thinking of you when I watch it.

Diana3271
11-12-2012, 10:28 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Today was the final part of that contest that I told you about a couple weeks ago. I didn't win the contest, but actually no one won the big money. It was almost impossible to win. I knew it would be like that. They had 6 large, foam type dice. You could win varying amounts based on getting the same image on all the sides. You could throw 3 at a time or all 6. When you threw them, it had to hit the wall, bounce off, and roll. I was really shocked at how many people could not hold the 3 dice, throw them and hit the wall. Anyways, no one got all 6 faces the same. They also gave away other gifts/money through a drawing. I didn't win anything additional. It was fun and thrilling to have an opportunity to win $100,000, though.

Mamkat Good job on the.6! Did the Dr. give you a hard time about rescheduling? You have a big day planned for tomorrow. I hope you have a fantastic time at the Jon Stewart show.

Time4me2change Great job of keeping your food on track. Did you get a workout in?

Pluckypear How did your weigh in go? I hope it was a good one, think positive.

Rasagolla Did you use canned beans? If so they are normally high in sodium. Maybe the gain is from that.

Lyric Dawn Hi and Welcome to the check-in! :welsome2:I would put your stats in an online calorie calculator to find out how many calories you need to maintain/lose. I'm guessing 1600-2000 would be a good starting place. Keep your calories in that range for about a month and see where you are at that point.

Ona I told DH about the to go box and 3 forks. He said the guy probably didn't think I could eat that much. :lol: Good job fighting hard against the junk food. Keep talking/working your way through it.

Annaafterolin Hi and Welcome to the check-in! :welcome2: Great job on the 3 pounds!

Steph I hope the Thermacare helps. Waking every hour is very hard on you. I hope the pain clears up for you.

Diana3271
11-12-2012, 10:30 PM
Total Approx 1470 Calories + :coffee:

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

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

Dinner (700 Calories)
2 Grilled Chicken Taco's w/sauce

Exercise:
TF Fire 60
Les Mills Hard Core Abs

novangel
11-12-2012, 11:52 PM
I got lazy tonight, not feeling Jillian and it was snowing heavy for a while there! I really want to go out jogging so this weather needs to get back into the 40's stat. I'm actually beginning to feel addicted to running...amazing.

Hello to Lyric and Anna! :welcome: Please feel free to check in daily the accountability really helps. My first suggestion is to get an account on Myfitnesspal.com to track ALL of your calories. You'd be surprised how fast you can go over your allowance. Eventually you will learn how to eat a little different.

Second, find an exercise program and stick with it. Personally I'm a HUGE fan of Jillian Michaels as well as a lot of other people on 3FC. ;)

Good luck! :carrot:

mamakat
11-13-2012, 06:55 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

I had to take a Benedryl last night, both ears were clouded like crazy...wish I would have done that sooner :p

I saw Doctor (shrink) yesterday and he was super excited to hear, I made it through two major storms without freaking out or going into mania, plus I've been Ambien free for two weeks and no night terrors...I so hope I didn't just jinx myself...we did not refill prescription...I'm finally clean of my last hallucinogen, I'm so happy. :D

Diana I called and left a message on her machine, no nonsense kind...because of the storm and no electricity, I couldn't check my calendar. DH told me it would be Wed and it's an all day thing, we can not cancel plans. No room for argument...she returned my call...Thurs at 1pm works for her! She and I have noticed I am more assertive and social towards others...I return a hello, how are you with...good and yourself? Which I never did before. Maybe those two 'tapping' therapies did something, because now I'm not wishy-washy, I'm assertive :D

Lyric and Anna :welcome: this is a great first step. I think MFP is a great help as well. Baby steps, small changes and small goals work, nicely. It will help to feel successful instead of feeling like things are out of reach. Staying positive and remembering you are worth it is great. I have a little mantra when I feel like it's not my day...Christina Agulera's song...I am beautiful in every single way, words can't bring me down. I have no shame in singing that out loud at any given time :) You can do this, for sure.

novangel do you have to shovel snow? I'm not actually "allowed" to exercise due to way too many reason :p so I got out of doing anything like that. Then last year, I used it as one of my winter exercises...DH ended up getting a snowblower...now I'm back to just walking...which I haven't done in months!

Rasgolla beans can make us bloat and hold water. They are high in fiber so they will "flush" out soon enough. I always gain after bean which stinks (no pun intended) because I had two meals with them this past week then we ordered Chinese food too and I ate the whole thing...man, I do not want to look at the scale.

Serenity giving you a shout out as I haven't seen you in a few days. Hope all is well.

Steph just found out the taping is in the afternoon, blows my mind and kinda relieves it too. You know how when Jon hands it over to Stephen and they banter back and forth? Then it's Stephen's turn...he's usually wearing something different...now I know why :lol: Stephen's show is a little later, in the day, but not by much. I love them...but not NYC. I'm looking forward to it and totally doing the girly thing right now...what should I wear? I can't wear that, I wore it last time...that won't go with my lucky pink hat...and so on.

Well my day must get moving. DD is trying to get out of going to school, but she and everyone else in the district are so far behind due to Sandy, so she just can't miss any more. I've got to find the right outfit, I'm thinking all black so the hat pops...got my hairlets colored yesterday...just in time :)

Hope everyone has a wonderful and healthy day

LOL update...DD has a slight fever and is staying home.

Diana3271
11-13-2012, 07:43 AM
Hmm, Good Morning? I'm not really sure about that right now. :lol:

Guess who overslept? I rarely do that. I took the extra antihistamine last night to help with the edema. It must have knocked me out. I definitely have a flare up going on. My face and lips were tight and swollen when I woke.

I drank more water than usual yesterday. I don't drink as much water on the weekends. I wanted to experiment with the extra water helping to flush my system. I noticed that I didn't use the bathroom as much yesterday. I'm thinking, with the edema, ideas like that don't work. Meaning, extra water, lemon water, cranberry juice, etc. I think the swelling (edema) has a purpose and it doesn't react positively to the things that normally work for water weight due to sodium, etc. The only thing that seems to work is the antihistamines and time.

Calories for yesterday: 1470 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 152.8
No Change

Novangel I'm sure the heavy snow makes you want to snuggle up in a warm blanket. Maybe you can get a workout in today.

Mamakat You and I both had a Benadryl tonic last night. :lol: I'm still loopy! :dizzy: I hope you have a great day!

novangel
11-13-2012, 08:45 AM
Mamakat I moved from a house to a condo about 4 years ago so no more shoveling for me. :D

Diana I most certainly will exercise today. :)

Have a good day all!

BrownEyedVeggie
11-13-2012, 08:49 AM
Good Morning,

I'd like to join this accountability thread with hopes that I can overcome this hurdle. I am on QWLC diet. 160 seems to be a big one for me with any diet. It's where I typically get frustrated then give up. I have been working at it for about 2 weeks. Morning weigh in before coffee is 158.8 this morning, which is a bit higher than yesterday. End of the day weigh in is 161-162ish. I'll consider myself successful when 160 no longer appears on the scale (morning or night).

I will keep on plugging away at it until I do it!!!

It's going to be an awesome day today. :)

novangel
11-13-2012, 10:41 AM
Hi, Brown! Wow, lots of new people suddenly...the more the merrier. :) Please stick with us. I know about being "stuck" all too well but good news is you can get unstuck. Promise!

time4me2change
11-13-2012, 11:34 AM
Diana- it's always thrilling to have a chance at winning money, sorry you didn't win though.


I did not get a work out in yesterday, I had a lot of work to do and then a friend called and I can't say no to a friend.

I am hoping to do a light workout tonight...

but today wasn't really a good day. I was dizzy most of the morning (see 9:30-12:30).... I was okay if sitting at my desk, but once i got up to write on the board and hand tests out I was stumbling.... not fun. I might have to alter my breakfast foods, but I just hate eating in the morning.

OnaMi
11-13-2012, 12:23 PM
:wave: everybody...

It'a all psychologicial i think Steph and something we have to work on daily. fighting hard to kept a mindset of still trying to lose more is tough when i got everyone tell me that I'm small enough,I need to eat this and that :dizzy: But i know how i want to look,knowing what certain foods will do and have done to me and seeing my abs/muffin top firm up keeps me pushing.
You're doing great to me.You have your moments and get right back on track.You've got it all together :hug: don't be so hard on yourself :hug: sometimes i think we are our own worse enemy.
Sorry bout your arm.Maybe you hurt that muscle.Have you tried one of those foam hard rollers to lay on and on roll out that part of the arm?.One of my leg muscles was like that,hurt for days.. a trainer at the gym told me about that roller(showned me how to use it) and it finally got better.One of my body parts always seem to hurt :D

You're a trooper Diana,hang in there :hug: Thank you :) it really helps to talk all this out.Like old times.feels good :)

:wave:Browneyed.you'll get there :) fight on!!

Awesome Doctors Report Mamakat :cp: that's great! :)

Sorry you couldn't get out Novangel,have you tried joging on a threadmill? I use to fear it, thinking I'd roll off the thing while joging :o still perfer outside though.At least you did something and that's great! :)


Got my jog in this morning! took my mat and did abs too! Might go out tonight..IDK.love to walk/jog in the evenings and scale is moving down a little everyday :cp:

OnaMi
11-13-2012, 12:31 PM
Oh Time4Me2Change,you got to eat something in the mornings :hug: protein shake, a bar... something.Take care of yourself :hug:

aka8941
11-13-2012, 12:52 PM
Ona!!! you're back!

I met with an advisor who told me after this May I'll only have 6 classes to graduate. The whole point of this weight loss thing is to graduate at a normal BMI. The question is now...how bad do I really want it?!

novangel
11-13-2012, 01:53 PM
I would LOVE to have a treadmill but I have nowhere to put it in this small condo. Any extra space I had is now taken over by my LIB's music equipment. I will just have to do Jillian anytime it gets below 40 degrees. I will survive. ;)

Just went out for a late breakfast and now have to get ready to go into work at 2pm to see two patients and then come right back home. Such a waste of time and gas. The receptionists at my job drive me insane but that's a whole other thread. I submitted another resume today but I'm not getting my hopes up.

Tomorrow is also my son's yearly IEP meeting so my stomach is in knots. I hate these meetings; they're very overwhelming and make me feel like a failure. Here's to hoping he's made progress this year...it's been a long, uphill battle. :crossed:

Radiojane
11-13-2012, 02:27 PM
I'm also doing a happy dance because I live in a condo and don't have to shovel. We got 3 feet of snow in two days here! And Novangel, you are definitely not a failure. (My mom would tell you any day that feeling like you're a failure as a parent means you're actually a good one).

I'm not doing great so far this week. I was off plan all weekend because I was in the city, but I have no excuse for yesterday. I was home house cleaning, and didn't go to the pool because I didn't feel like braving the cold. I also ate a half bag of chocolate truffles that were supposed to go to my man's grandma for Christmas (I bought her two. I got smart and wrapped the other one before I demolished it). Then I didn't hit the pool this morning because I was running late. Only salvation was that the wind finally died down enough to carry in my shopping loot, and I got some great cardio going up and down my steps at lunch.

I have to get my act together. two weeks until my big Christmas promotion and if I slip out of my habits now I'll stress eat myself into oblivion!

pluckypear
11-13-2012, 05:35 PM
Hello.

WI last night - no change

My weekend is all I am saying. :)

I stayed home and did chores. Tomorrow I am going to the pool.

Will do personals tomorrow.

SerenityDiva
11-13-2012, 06:19 PM
OMG I feel like a flake. I AM tracking now, but need to watch calories again a bit actually just PLAN BETTER. I've been super busy so I have not had time to post so I'm going to start now.

Yesterday (Monday) I did 35 minutes of kettlebells and 30 of yoga and ate 2222 calories. Today I'm way over according to Lose It, but I can't see how. I think because I ate out the meal I had (burger and fries, but without fries and without cheese or mustard) says the burger is 1140 calories. I really can't imagine a burger, mustard, bun, and the veggies being that much--but I'm going to count it as that much.

I miss you guys and am sorry for being a flake here.

SerenityDiva
11-13-2012, 06:25 PM
MamaKat YAY ON THE DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENTS! I'm so proud of you! You have come so far.

BrownEyed LOL I am laughing because I feel the same way about 160!

NovaAngel are you at goal now? I'm trying to catch up.

Misti how you doing?

Rasagolla you broke 160!!!!

Diana how goes the workouts? I hope everything else is great!

TripSwitch I hope things are well.

IsabellaOlivia, PluckyPear, Sophie, and everyone else I hope all is well.

Steph ouch. The new kitten is keeping me up so I am having sleep issues, but the last two nights are good.

novangel
11-13-2012, 08:49 PM
Radiojane: Novangel, you are definitely not a failure. (My mom would tell you any day that feeling like you're a failure as a parent means you're actually a good one).

Thank you, I really needed to hear that today. :hug:

Serenity, I originally had 140p as my goal so I will see if I can still get there...long-term goal is to maintain below 144p (I was in the 150's so long I want nothing to do with 5's anymore :lol:) so I guess I am pretty happy. :) I still want to lose a few more but I can definitely live with this weight.

I went for a 34 minute jog tonight, I really wanted to make it 40 minutes but it was 32 degrees and my butt was frozen. It was a tad too cold for me.

Diana3271
11-13-2012, 10:11 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Browneyedveggie Hi and Welcome to the check-in! :welcome2: Keep up the great work!

Time4me2change Sorry you aren't feeling well. Are you having vertigo? It's funny, some people like breakfast and some don't. I am a big breakfast person.

Ona Good job on getting your jog done. Did you workout tonight, too? I really believe posting has helped me though all of this. It has kept me on track.

AKA How bad do you want it? I know you have it in you to meet your goals. Another thing, I want you to think about is your goal to graduate with a normal BMI. What are you going to do after that? I remember the first time I lost weight. I had a goal to lose 100 pounds. I did it, but I didn't think past that point. The bottom line is that I gained the weight back. I didn't think past the 100 pounds. That was my goal and I met it. :dunno:

Novangel Sending good vibes for your DS making progress and the IEP meeting. I agree, no failure. :hug: Good job on the jog!

Radiojane Sending good strength your way. You have done a great job, so far. You can do it.

Pluckypear At least you didn't have a gain for the week. You were out of town and probably had extra sodium. I still consider it a success.

Serentiy Hi :wave: It's good to see you. How do you like the new washer? That does seem high for a plain burger. Did you make it or is it from a restaurant? I am actually enjoying Les Mills Pump. Can you believe that? Especially since I hate weights. They are tough workouts, though.

Diana3271
11-13-2012, 10:13 PM
Total Approx 1520 Calories + :coffee:

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

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

Dinner (750 Calories)
Shared Salad w/dh 150 caloires
Grilled steak 400 calories
2 orders steamed broccoli 200 calories

Exercise:
Les Mills Pump and Burn w/15's
TF Fire 45 EZ

aka8941
11-13-2012, 10:21 PM
Diana-you really made me think tonight, so thank you for that. You're right...I haven't thought passed that point. It's about changing your life not just your body. I know I need to have a healthier relationship with food in the long term.


oh yeah tracked all my food and ran tonight* so check mark for today

Misti in Seattle
11-14-2012, 06:16 AM
Hi everyone

Just a quick check-in -- LOL it is 3:00 AM and I woke up and have not posted lately so wanted to fly through. Welcome to the newbies!

I've done hard water workouts Fri/Sat/Sun... went walking Mon and another hard workout yesterday. Also I've been reading Michael Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" more than being on the computer. Quite an eye opener about processed food, although I was already fairly well educated on that subject. Wow.

Well I have to get up at 5:00 so hopefully can grab a bit more sleep. Have a super day, everyone.

mamakat
11-14-2012, 06:42 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

I think I enjoyed myself way too much in the city yesterday. In Sept. I had planned to go off plan for Anni, but didn't, so after getting out tickets for the show we walked over to a restaurant for (coffee for me) drinks. I saw strawberries on a sign just outside and decided I wanted something sweet, but as I read the menu, I WANTED something sweet. The safest food (for me) was cheese cake. It came with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream (I never eat ice cream away from home...I have weird lactose issue that can show up with a spoonful of ice cream or an entire tub, you just never know). I worried since I haven't had ice cream in 2 years, but DH shared (He ate the crust and whatever touched the crust). Later, on our way home, we stopped in at Junior's in Grand Central Station...DH talked me into cheating CHEATING. I pigged out on the best french fries known to man and potato salad...I love potatoes, next to cake (which I can't eat safely). I was stuffed. After Juniors DH stopped at a pizza joint and ate a slice...two dinners for that man...he really was cheating :D I couldn't even imagine eating on top of Junior's...so I watched. I can't eat pizza anyway. Grand Central has all theses shops full of cakes and sweets...there was a day, I would have hit every one of them without thought to how it was killing me...now even when cheating, I tell myself to do it safely...I call that progress and success in one.

I called from the train and told DS to bring my Wii back down...Of course I woke up unable to breathe, the cold is officially in my chest and is gripping my lungs. It was cold in the city and I wore a t-shirt and thin sweater. There was a zippy mart that sold warm warm gloves and itchy scarves (for men) I now own men gloves and a scarf :)

Weird thing about the taping, you don't hear Jon all the time, especially over the cheering...so it's a must to see him on TV. I, of course, don't have one so I have to watch it this morning on the computer....I want to see if I can hear my whistling, I can't really shout that loud because of the cold, but my whistle is loud...people at the last screamo concert hated when I whistled because they were right in front of me :lol: It's a concert, it's supposed to be loud.

A good day was had :D Maybe all the walking burned off some of the calories :lol:

I hope everyone has a wonderful and healthy day.

Diana3271
11-14-2012, 07:43 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave:

I'll be back later for personals.

I didn't mention this last night, but I had some more drama with my Mom's friend yesterday. I didn't actually speak with her. She has been calling me but I have been missing her calls and not calling her back. She has actually called me 8 times in the last couple of weeks but I haven't spoken with her. I am trying to avoid confrontation with her. If she pushes me and I say what I want to say, it's going to hurt her. I haven't gone into detail her about her actions, but some things look really stinky. She was a friend of my Mom's but I don't know if her heart was really in the right place or not. Her actions since my Mom's passing have lead me to believe her hear was not in the right place. But of course, looks can be deceiving. She could have meant no harm what so ever. It's funny, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that if I shared what happened since my Mom's passing with everyone here, that everyone would form the same feeling about this friend. I truly hate those thoughts. I have really tried to avoid dealing with this thing. Not dealing with it isn't always a good thing either. But, once I start discussing this with her, it is going to turn very ugly on my end. Once you do that, you can't turn back. Anyways, she called me three times yesterday. Her last phone call, she left a message that she was sorry for whatever she has said and/or done to me, she truly loved my Mom, she didn't want to hinder me any longer, and she would never call me again. One of the big problems has been that she wants to go through my Mom's stuff. A few weeks ago, she brought it up again, but in more of a demanding way. I got really mad. She called back later that night to apologize. She knows when she upsets me because she calls back to apologize. So she does have a clue as to her actions and my reactions. Again, I haven't said anything. She can tell because I change the subject. About a month ago I had a talk with her about her calling me crying. I cannot handle picking up the phone every other week to her balling. I had to explain to her that she still has both of her parents. I have lost my whole family (except for my DH) in the last few years. I have no one. So, yesterday was a very hard day for me, emotionally. My DH says that the situation should be resolved now, to a degree, since she won't be calling me again. I can move on from that, so hopefully that's the case. I don't want to blow up. If I knew for a fact that this woman had bad intentions, I could take care of the situation in a nano second. I truly want to give her the benefit of the doubt. I wanted to see what would happen with my weight this morning after all of that from yesterday. I was 100% on plan and even did a great workout. I am up on the scale again. The Endo. thinks the stress in my life is causing problems with my thyroid/meds. I know for a fact that the stress is causing problems with the angio edema. I really want to move on from this stressful situation with this woman and get to where I am feeling better about things.

Anyways, I am just posting my thoughts. It feels good to just be able to voice my thoughts and get this off my chest.

Again, it is very obvious to me that this stress flares my angio edema.

Calories for yesterday: 1520 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 154
Up: 1.2 pounds

aka8941
11-14-2012, 09:45 AM
Good morning all! up early and ready to eaaaat. hungry hungry. have a good day!

novangel
11-14-2012, 09:54 AM
Diana, I lost my Mom in 2007 and let me tell you; people's true colors do come out. I have since doubted that my step-father ever really cared about me who was in my life since I was 17. After she died he was very different towards me and it's all clear now...he was only nice to me for my Mother's sake. I was extremely hurt but I never mentioned it to him, I don't think there's a point because he will just deny it. Same for you, she will just deny. Usually your gut instinct is correct though.

I can also assume she's still trying to keep the peace with you because there's something she wants. I keep the peace with my step-father because he has things that belong to me and that I want too. Only difference is I am entitled to these things since they were left to me in her will and I am trying to keep it out of the courts.

Sorry you're dealing with this. :(

Steph7409
11-14-2012, 10:31 AM
Diana, I agree with novangel that it seems like your mom's friend wants something. Why else would she want to go through your mom's things? You seem like a level-headed person so you should trust your intuitions on this, I think. It's okay to put yourself first and not accomodate her neediness.

mamakat, I'll listen closely for your whistling when I watch TDS tonight!

aka, how is the half-marathon training going? Are you doing something similar to C25K? (But longer, obviously!)

Serenity, kittens and old cats make sleep difficult. I've had to shut my bedroom door for the past 6 months or so because my old girl comes in at 4:30 and starts yowling at me. Can't stand it.

I ate way too much yesterday but I'm still 133-ish. I've decided I need to take a break from granola for a while because I just can't stop eating it once I start. So I'm trying a couple of protein bars for breakfast instead.

time4me2change
11-14-2012, 11:09 AM
wow Diana, sorry you are dealing with all that. I can't imagine how tough it is. :(


It is funny how people have preferences and such, I don't even really care for breakfast foods... sometimes when I go out for breakfast with people, I like hitting up Denny's so I can order a sandwich.


Today- not really wanting to talk about today... I ate pretty much nothing at work, and know I will be eating too many calories tonight... I am accepting this, and will move on tomorrow to a more balanced eating schedule.

3 day weekend for me, so I'm hoping to get some work done, workouts done, cooking and cleaning too...

Annafterolin
11-14-2012, 11:50 AM
Diana, I am sorry you are going through trouble. I have trouble that upsets me a lot that has to do with my son, my ex husband...his wife and custody issues. Sometimes I get a call or email from one of them that really hurts me and ruins my day, week, weeks, etc. my partner has told me to ignore them as best as possible. It sounds like you are ignoring your moms friend and I think that is good. You don't have to have any sort of relationship with her and are not obligated to worry about it either. I wish for my sake I could ignore my ex and his wife, but having a son with him messes things up :/

Here is to a better, less dramatic future!

Also, I lost 4.2 lbs in total now. I think it is time I get a ticker on my posts. 195/190.8/150. That will do for now :) have a great day!

novangel
11-14-2012, 12:13 PM
I have trouble that upsets me a lot that has to do with my son, my ex husband...his wife and custody issues. Sometimes I get a call or email from one of them that really hurts me and ruins my day, week, weeks, etc.

Unfortunately, I can relate to this also. I don't know how old your son is but eventually you won't have to take his calls anymore and keep it to just texts or emails when necessary..you can have a court order put in place to stop excessive/unnecessary harassing phone calls. As far as his wife she needs to stay out of it completely and I would make that well-known. It's none of her damn business. Ugh. This subject can really get me riled up! :^:

Anyway, I'm off to do grocery shopping and then to the dreaded IEP meeting at my son's school. I will report back later and hopefully it's good news, I don't want to get too upset because then I won't exercise.

BBL. :hug:

SerenityDiva
11-14-2012, 12:49 PM
NovaAngel and with the workouts you are doing, I bet you are smaller than you would have thought at the 144 even :) You are so right about death and people's true colors. I've seen it too many times :(

Yay Diana on the Les Mills. It was a restaurant burger, not even butter and fried bun (Whataburger does that but this place didn't). Weird eh? I LOVE MY NEW WASHER. Because the other one was so "efficient" supposedly it took 2 hours to wash a load, now it's maybe 45 minutes! Laundry is done by noon on a heavy day so woot!!! Thanks for asking. I hope your mom's friend gets it. I'm sorry because it seems to put you in a hard situation between being "nice" and self preservation...and you know I'm going to always suggest the latter.

Woot on the run AKA! I think I saw you right before my hiatus. The most difficult thing for me is putting food into a category of need not want. I don't forsee that changing 100% ever.

Misti I hope you got more sleep too and have a wonderful Wednesday!

LOL MamaKat I'm laughing about the cheating, because if they are the best fries ever---worth it! I hate it when I cheat and the food sucks. I feel like I wasted it.

Steph definitely mix up the breakfast. OMG speaking of old cats, Chloe (about 7?) sticks her paw under the door, grabs it, and repeatedly bangs it against the frame when she wants something. So freaking annoying and there is nothing to be done about it. Fortunately she does listen to "no" and leaves, but 2 hours later she'll be back. I do not sleep with her in the room because she's heavy and likes to lay on my knees, ankles, or hips and will NOT move period. The other two (ironically both Ragdolls) will move so who knows. Smudge is a little over 5 pounds now so he's growing. He and I have an understanding now as far as sleep so it's getting better, but not perfect...or is that purrfect? ;)

Welcome time4me2change! Don't beat yourself up too badly, just focus on a plan A and what I do is fall back plans (sometimes unsuccessfully LOL).

Annafterolin WAY TO GO ON THE OVER 4 POUNDS! It's hard to distance ourselves, but all you can do is keep trying. I have the same problem at times distancing myself, but practice does help me anyway.

Okay yesterday was 2679 calories so bad, but not as bad I guess? I dunno. Anyway I also did yoga yesterday. Back to logging at least and that was my goal over this week.

novangel
11-14-2012, 05:02 PM
OMG! My son has made huge progress and is maintaining a 92.7% grade average! :faint: I did something right. :woohoo:

Rasagolla
11-14-2012, 05:08 PM
Welcome Lyric and BrownEyed! BrownEyed we are in the same place weight wise. The 160 seems to be the hard place hopefully we can kick it and enter the 150s and 140s soon. Thank you OnaMi, Mamakat and Diana for answering my question on beans! This is good to know! Yes I was using canned beans but triple wash them. May be that is not enough to get rid of all the sodium? Mamakat, congrats on your achievement. You managed through the stresses of two major storms! Congrats Annaafterolin that is a good drop. Serenity, thank you! I am hoping I don’t see 160 morning or night as BrownEyed says- now I see it at night;) Novangel congrats on your weight and your son's grade!
No exercise yesterday and today. Too much going on at work and my schedule is all messed up. Also I went over by 500 cals yesterday but weight wise I am back up by .4 and it is now 159. I would like to get it down to atleast 157 by Thanksgiving so that even if I stuff up I can still not go back to 160s. Wishful thinking? May be:p but I am certainly going to try!
Diana, Your mom’s friend seems like bad news. Even if she is truly sorry, do you have the time/emotional energy to deal with her? I have realized the hard way that very few people truly see the harm they are causing others, the rest just get very defensive of their own actions no matter how bad they are. When you confront them it is just more sour taste in your mouth. I think you are doing the right thing but not returning her calls. Hopefully she will leave you alone! Hang in there , it must be very hard for you.
I have changed my goal weight to 142 instead of 128. I figured once I get there I can set a new goal. Now when I see the big gap between 159 and 128 I feel overwhelmed, I think 142 is a nice bit. I will be “normal” and can then focus on looking better:^:

SerenityDiva
11-14-2012, 06:12 PM
OMG! My son has made huge progress and is maintaining a 92.7% grade average! :faint: I did something right. :woohoo:

Yay! I'm glad!

SerenityDiva
11-14-2012, 06:13 PM
Rasagolla I'm trying for focus on 10 at a time, and changing habits. I think that's my biggest thing LOL.

BrownEyedVeggie
11-14-2012, 06:24 PM
Hi all,

Thank you for the warm welcome. I like this forum. There's so much to learn from it.

The scale went up again. QWLC put me on Accelerated Break (10 oz protein, 2 veggies, 1 fruit and 1 starch, 4 supplements) to kick me back into losing again. It worked last time. I am hopeful that it will work again and I will have better news to share tomorrow.

Have a good night.

Smile,
Sue

pluckypear
11-14-2012, 07:22 PM
Hello.

Diana All I can say from your post is that anyone who calls that much is being narcissistic. Calling once and leaving a message fine. But if you do or do not call her back is your choice and by calling and calling she is showing you that what she wants (whatever that may be) is all that matters. Good riddance. And even if she was your Mom's friend that has nothing to do with you.
Thanks for the encouraging words on my maintenance this week.

I love breakfast. I had two hard boiled eggs and coffee this morning.

Dinner today: 1/2 head cauliflower, tsp. Olive oil, 1 onion, and one veggie cutlet.

I have enough WW points to have pop chips and 2 tablespoons of low fat sour cream. Yum

Exercise: heavy deep water aerobics Mon. 1 hour and today 1 hour. I hope to go tomorrow too.

Good night.

novangel
11-14-2012, 07:50 PM
I went for a 40 minute jog and froze my butt off again. :brr: I pushed myself a little harder this time; it feels good to know I am building endurance.

Tomorrow night will either be Jillian or rest, depends on my shins.

Diana3271
11-14-2012, 08:15 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave: Thank you for all of the kind words and support with my situation. No calls today! :yay: DH and I talked about it today. He doesn't think she will contact me anymore. I think she will. My Mom used to go through times where she avoided her friend. The friend would hunt her down, even call at my house. DH has been instructed, if he hears from her, to tell her it's in her best interest not to call again. If she comes to our business or calls again, and I answer the phone, she will get an ear full. She said she would not call again, so I consider that a done deal and it's over. So, if she does, I feel she is looking for trouble or to stir things up. I will have to take care of it at that point.

Aka Good job on the food and exercise. :bravo:

Misti Great job with being consistent with your workouts and for continuing to read and learn about your lifestyle and health.

Mamakat Awesome day for you! Yep, I remember the day that I would make a feast out of all of those places, too. Good job on your progress and for getting your Wii back! ;)

Novangel Thank you for the support. Sorry to hear about the step-father situation and about your belongings. It's a shame he hasn't held up your Mom's wishes in the Will. That is truly awful. Sending big congrats to your DS (and you for being a great Mom :)). Good job on the jog!

Steph Thank you for the support. Ahhh, granola! I was in line at the grocery store the other day. A man had two big bags of the stuff! :drool: I couldn't eat granola in moderation. Good stuff! Good job on the 133!

Time4me2change Do you not like breakfast or breakfast foods? Regular foods are fine for breakfast, too. Not everyone eats breakfast foods.

Annafterolin Hi :wave: Thank you for the support. That sounds like a tough situation you are in with the ex. A lot of parents have to suffer through that for the children. :hug:

Serenity Thank you for the support. I think I am in the camp of self preservation, too. Preserve my sanity! ;) I'm glad the new washer is a good fit for you! Good job on getting back to the food logging. It's so hard to get back into the habit.

Rasagolla Thank you for the support. If the numbers become overwhelming, just focus on living your healthy lifestyle. The rest will fall into place. Maybe you can work in 5 or 10 pound increments instead of the larger numbers.

BrownEyedVeggie Hi! :wave: Good to see you check in!

Pluckypear Thank you for the support. No calls today, to that's good! :carrot: Good job on staying within your points and the exercise.

Diana3271
11-14-2012, 08:19 PM
Total Approx 1470 Calories + :coffee:

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

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

Dinner (700 Calories)
Grilled Salmon 500 calories
2 orders steamed broccoli 200 calories

Exercise:
TF Fire 55 EZ

time4me2change
11-15-2012, 03:24 AM
Diana- bit of both. I dislike many breakfast foods, but I find too early in the mornng and I can't eat or I feel sick (I get up around 5:30 for work) I start munching on dry cereal around 8 am, but find I have a hard time eating much before that (unless it's my Time of the Month, when I either am starving or sick to my stomach)

the worst is some days I don't eat until my prep (1:40 pm).... I'm trying to at least 'graze' through my breakfast in the morning (frosted mini wheats at the moment, the plain ones are just a bit too dry)

Also the dizzy spells were a one off day, haven't been back at all since. I had received some news that broke my heart that morning, and was really upset and I think that played at least a small role in it.

Diana3271
11-15-2012, 06:44 AM
Good Morning, Everyone! :wave: I hope you have a great day!

Calories for yesterday: 1470 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 153.8
Down: .2


time4me2change There's no sense in eating breakfast if it makes you feel ill. Do what works best for you. Sorry about the bad news. :hug:

pluckypear
11-15-2012, 07:32 AM
Good morning!

Just saw DH off for the day. He has a cold and so is on death's door at least according to him. :)

Breakfast: 2 coffee with cream, small olive bun, 1 egg, tsp. Olive oil (10 pts. )

Snack: biscotti (4.5 pts.)

I don't usually have that many points by now but got some fab foods from an organic bakery and was hungry.

Lunch: bean and vegetable soup (4)

Dinner: likely chicken sausage (organic jerk), brown rice, cabbage, onion.

Snack: fruit

I am opting out of the pool today I will walk instead while I complete errands (library, grocery shopping, dollar store). I have a job interview next week and need to prep for that. I also have laundry to do and therapy group tonight.

Diana how did you like the Artis twist last night on Survivor? I would love to see Pete or Amy go next.

Have a good day.

SerenityDiva
11-15-2012, 11:59 AM
:hug: Time4Me2Change I'm sorry about the bad news and I bet it did play into it. I HATE breakfast food, except for bacon, but I don't eat a lot of it because I REALLY think I could over do on that (maybe 2 strips a month I've averaged in my lifetime)...so I don't eat breakfast food when eating breakfast. Oddly I can do a meal replacement shake or bar without issue, ideally I'd love pizza ;)

PluckyPear I hope your husband feels better. Mine is always at death's door with anything, but I think that's a lot of men usually (I have seen women like that though). Good luck on your interview next week!

Wow I was surprised yesterday only 1433 calories and I wasn't "aiming" for a goal except for logging. Diana it is the hardest thing for me at times, but what can be measured can be managed (not my saying LOL) and so therefore I must measure ;) I did just 30 minutes of swings yesterday on the kettlebell. I went down to the 13 pound bell because I've been so wiped out (I really think it's that UTI that appears to be gone and the med) and glad I did. It was like 500 swings!

OnaMi
11-15-2012, 03:42 PM
Hopefully all that's over now Diana and she will move on. :hug: I know..talking things out in our other thread was a Blessing.I could not have made it w/o you guys :hug:

Hay Amanda :wave:


Things are good considering i needed a new water heater.Haven't been eating just to eat,thinking clearly again and I'm happy.Eating junk, then feeling miserable, just makes me depressed..knowing how hard it is/was to lose weight in the first place.
P90X kicked my butt this morning but i felt so good afterwards,I did a spin class too(even though i forgot my spinning shoes,spinned in my other ones).Today was the first day I've been in the gym this week cause of stuff going on around here.
I did jog,do some ab work monday and tuesday though(nothing yesterday..busy) but just joging isn't enough for my body to move fat any more.Will lift tomorrow and spin again.

BrownEyedVeggie
11-15-2012, 06:02 PM
Hi all,

Staying on track with food and exercise. Hope to have a positive report to share.

Smile

novangel
11-15-2012, 06:52 PM
No exercise tonight, my right shin is killing me and my bedroom has been turned into a recording studio at the moment. ;)

We'll see what tomorrow brings.

novangel
11-15-2012, 07:25 PM
Oh, if you guys like greek yogurt try Oiko's Key Lime. Super good flavor (I have a hard time finding flavors I like) and only 160 cals. ;)

ETA: I have PMS so I over did it on carbs at dinner. Ugh. :rollpin:

Steph7409
11-15-2012, 09:16 PM
Hi everybody,

I'm in a good mood today - got through the last big deadline of the year at work, someone who owed me money paid me back, I did well with my eating, and I had a really good workout. And tomorrow is Friday, yay!

novangel, belated congrats on your son's good report. And props to you for running in the cold. It's supposed to be in the 40s this weekend and I'm going to give it a try, but we'll see.

Ona, at least water heaters are relatively easy to get replaced. As repairs go, not too painful, but usually sudden - I got no warning when my died.

Serenity, pizza is one of my favorite breakfast foods. :)

mamakat, I heard some loud whistles on Tuesday night's Daily Show so I'm thinking that was you. It sounds like you had a good time on your outing.

plucky, good luck with the interview prep.

Diana3271
11-15-2012, 09:21 PM
Hi Everyone! :wave:

Pluckypear :lol: about your DH! I swear my DH always feels bad. Then when he does get sick, it's just awful! Artis was not a favorite of mine. I'm glad that Penner stayed, though. What about you? I know who Pete is, but who is Amy? Are you talking about Abi-Maria? I had to look their names up. :lol: Abi is a total psycho pain in the butt! But, I think she is good for the show because of her drama. When I was looking up their names I found this: http://www.examiner.com/article/survivor-philippines-recap-lisa-whelchel-conflicted-has-west-nile-virus.

Serenity I'm glad you are feeling better. Just the antibiotics is enough to make you feel bad. You go girl, with the 500 swings! Cardio and strength training, baby! :D Today I did a cardio workout and Les Mills Hard Core Abs. OMG! That is the hardest ab workout that I have ever done! This is not the first time for me doing this one either. :lol: It hasn't gotten any easier!

Ona I hear you on not wanting to have to go through the weight loss thing again! Good job on working out! Sorry about the hot water heater, but at least you were able to get a new one.

Browneyedveggie Good job sticking to your plan.

Novangel Take it easy with the shin. Shin splints are painful.

Steph It sounds like you had a great day! :bravo:

Diana3271
11-15-2012, 09:24 PM
Total Approx 1470 calories + :coffee:

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

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

Dinner (700 Calories)
Chicken salad wrap 400 calories
2 orders steamed veggies 200 calories
fruit cup 100 calories

Exercise:
Les Mills Hard Core Abs
Kimberely Spreen's Cardio-Camp Workout

Misti in Seattle
11-15-2012, 10:23 PM
Hi everyone... glad to hear from all of you.

Whew, what a day! I was wide awake at 4 AM so bounded out of bed and off to the pool when it opened at 5 AM... did a 30 minute workout and then went back tonight after work and did 70 minutes more. LOL I will beat this fat off one way or the other! :)

Bit of a disappointment as I found out that the place I get my Greek salads and pizzas is closing.. but I knew it was likely coming as the guy works himself to death and just can't make it even though he has absolutely fantastic food at a good price. I had one of his salads tonight... well half of it with some other stuff; they are quite large salads.

Well tomorrow is Friday.. enjoy... and have a great weekend.

Diana3271
11-16-2012, 07:16 AM
Good Morning! :wave: TGIF! :dance:

Calories for yesterday: 1470 + :coffee:
Weigh In: 153.8
No Change

Misti Sorry about the restaurant. It is so hard for small businesses to make it this day and time. In fact, I recently experienced something similar. Next week is DH's and my anniversary. There is a small restaurant that serves tapas and small plates. I wanted to go there to have a glass of wine and one of their plates. I love their brie and various cheeses w/crackers. Then we were going down the street to the place where I want to eat dinner. We never do stuff like that. Anyways, the small plate place has closed. So sad.

Misti in Seattle
11-16-2012, 07:48 AM
Good morning, all

Diana, yes it is sad to see so many small businesses going under. This guy has done *everything* -- worked himself half to death at it, and he is losing a lot of his investment money. And now of course he has to try to find a job.

Yayayayayay everyone... it's Friday!!! Have a good one.

pluckypear
11-16-2012, 12:53 PM
Hello.

Serenity thanks for wishing me luck. I will be prepared. :)

Diana Yes I meant Abi, oops. :) I was no fan of Artis either. I am still rooting for Denise. My DH is better just has a cold. He stayed home from work one day. He went back yesterday and now will have to work Saturday. I gave in and got him dayquil. I am not big on those types of meeds because they do not really help other then masking symptoms in my opinion. Instead I use oregano oil and take ginseng daily to boost immunity. I also wash my hands a lot and rarely get colds or flus.
Glad to hear you are phone call free from your Mom's friend.

I did not go to the pool. :( just got caught up doing laundry. I did go for a walk.

Food so far:

2 coffee w/cream (2)
1/2 c fat free plain Greek yogurt (1.5)
3 kiwi

3 oz organic jerk chicken sausage (3)
Mushrooms, onion
Tsp olive oil (1)

Homemade tomato bean soup (4)

Dinner: will likely have wild salmon burger (3) cranberry sauce ? Brown rice (5 for one cup) cabbage and onion.

Snacks: pop chips, 0% Greek yogurt, diet pop

Tomorrow is my brunch with the ladies. I have a group of 4 friends and we have brunch once a month. I will have Greek salad with dressing on the side.

SerenityDiva
11-16-2012, 01:26 PM
Ona I hope the water heater is done!

NovaAngel I hope the shin is better. I would like Key Lime so thanks for the tip!

Yay Steph and yep it's Friday :) I got a good workout in today as well.

Thanks Diana, you're kicking booty (and abs ha ha) too!

Misti sorry about it closing. It has happened here too and I always feel bad for the owners, but also for me (lol well it's true). Sounds like som great workouts you've been getting in too! We're going to be workout queens.

PluckyPear I hope brunch is nice too.

Well 1427 calories yesterday and I downloaded a Travis Eliot workout which was amazing! I am glad I did. Already did kettlebells today, the ENTIRE Give and Take Workout with Tracy Reifkind and part of the bonus workout, and then did Yoga for Stress Relief, for the hips though, so 35 minutes.

I also found out inlaws are "supposed" to come next week. They never tell us until last minute which is annoying, but MIL is one of those "well if you want we can stay at a hotel, bring our own food, sleep on the floor" type people. We have a nice sized house (2400 square feet I think?) with FIVE bedrooms, six if you count DH's windowless office. My daughter has a queen bed which she can easily give up for a few days and sleep in the office (there is a bed in there). It's just annoying because she's so damn passive aggressive and I've had it (so has DH) either come or don't, but she likes to do these "well if it's too difficult for you" games to get us to say now pisses me off.

novangel
11-16-2012, 01:38 PM
Serenity, yes get the key lime! So good!

Shins are better today, temp is up outside so back to jogging tonight after work. ;)

TGIF!