Support Groups - NOVA - Check-in, Weigh-in, Accountability- January




love2b150
12-30-2012, 06:09 PM
Trying to get the NOVA folks and some old friends together here but ANYONE's :welcome:. This is the place to track your weight daily, weekly or however you'd like to do it, you can keep track of what you eat, your water intake, your mood each day, or just chit-chat. Come on in, the water is fine ... I promise :D

See you soon ....


love2b150
12-30-2012, 06:14 PM
January 2013 .... hoping to make this a month to remember with a start to great accomplishments

01 ~ 197.2
02 ~ 197.4 (+0.2) calories 660, carbs 24
03 ~ 195.6 (-1.8) calories 889, carbs 32 not a whoosh, calories were low yesterday
04 ~ 195.6 (N/C) calories 902, carbs 62 carbs are high today. We were out and I was hungry and the bananas were near the register, go figure
05 ~ 195.4 (-0.2) calories 912 carbs 80
06 ~ 195.4 (N/C) calories 1202 carbs 122 :yikes:
07 ~ 197.2 (+1.8) calories 1422 carbs 71
08 ~ 195.8 (-1.4) calories 1835 carbs 113 double :yikes: :)
09 ~ 196.8 (+1.0) calories 934 carbs 61
10 ~ 196.8 (N/C) calories 1014 carbs 62
11 ~ 195.8 (-1.0) didn't count
12 ~ 196.0 (+0.2) calories 1701 carbs 132
13 ~ 196.8 (+0.8)
14 ~ 197.4 (+0.6) TTOM
15 ~ 197.2 (-0.2) TTOM
16 ~ 198.0 (+0.8)TTOM
17 ~ 198.0 (N/C) TTOM
18 ~ 198.4 (+0.4) TTOM
19 ~ 197.6 (-0.8)
20 ~ 196.0 (-1.6)
21 ~ 195.8 (-0.2)
22 ~ 196.6 (+1.2)
23 ~ 197.2 (+0.6)
24 ~ 196.8 (- 0.4)
25 ~ 196.0 (-0.8)
26 ~ 194.2 (-1.8)
27 ~ 195.2 (+1.0)
28 ~ 194.4 (-0.8)
29 ~ 194.4 (N/C)
30 ~ 195.2 (+0.8)
31 ~ 194.8 (-0.4)

EQUALS A -2.4 LOSS FOR THE MONTH

dangerouscurvesahead
12-31-2012, 01:54 PM
lets make 2013 the "year of me"! A healthy me
A happy me
A more active me
A motivated/motivational me
ME = me, you, us, them, we = the virginia belles!


dangerouscurvesahead
12-31-2012, 02:12 PM
Hi, im Joy
Im 45yo, married 27yrs, 3 kids- boy 26, boy 19, girl 13. Born n raised in the city but country heart n soul! I love the outdoors and being active. Over the past 5yrs that had gotten almost impossible for me to do with... Being put on prozac (scd), torn knee ligament, lymes disease, back injury.

love2b150
12-31-2012, 06:38 PM
Nice to meet you Joy :)

I'm 46, married Mother of 5 (3 boys, 2 girls), 4 still in school, one girl married.
I did well when I first joined 3FC and then I just totally fell off the wagon, no excuse just didn't do what I needed to continue to do.

But I plan to get it all into perspective starting on January 3rd.

12/31 ~ 197.2 better than yesterday :D

love2b150
12-31-2012, 06:39 PM
Joy Congratulations on your weight loss so far. :yay:

dangerouscurvesahead
12-31-2012, 08:01 PM
Thanx! Started july 7th, 2012 after checkup showed hi bp, hi chol n tri's and ortho surgeon said the word surgery! My clinic started a "healthy eating" class complete w/bloodwork ups! So became a calorie/macro counter and as close to a "whole foods" (diabetic) lifestyle as possible. The only # that was good was sugars but im predisposed to it so wanna head that off!

Steph7409
01-01-2013, 02:45 PM
Hey, Rennie, nice to see you back. I hope you and your family are all doing well.

Good luck this year!

love2b150
01-01-2013, 05:48 PM
Joy, I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in May of 2012. I always knew I was borderline but never gave it much thought. I was insulin dependent with the last two children so I knew it was only a matter of time. I am supposed to take metformin twice a day but I haven't been (bad I know) but I figured if I'm not eating and exercising like I am supposed to then why waste the medication and money. Honestly it wasn't helping even when I was taking it so we shall see.

Steph it is good to hear from you. We are doing well thanks. :hug: I was hoping to get our old group together. I really loved our daily chats and constant encouragement from most. :D ... If you aren't weighing any where on a regular I'd love for you to hang out here :)


edit: My weight stayed the same as yesterday 197.2 and I am truly surprised. Yesterday was a day of constant going. Our middle son turned 14 yesterday. We have never had parties for them because it was just too expensive but since we moved and there are tons of cousins here we decided to have cake and ice cream at my Aunt's. He was really surprised and though it wasn't a party it was still nicer than just having his sisters, brothers, mom and dad around. :) Then we went to church for an early New Years service, came home changed and went to my cousins wedding at 11pm. The boys had a lock in at church so I had to pick them up by 7am. I am pooped :) but it's all good because everyone is happy, which makes me happy.

love2b150
01-01-2013, 06:23 PM
Steph I don't know you what you were weighing when I last checked in with 3FC but look at you go. Congratulations on your success :woohoo:

love2b150
01-02-2013, 12:46 AM
Ok change of plans for the better, in 15 minutes I will be giving up/no longer eating most of what I love (junk, sweets, sodas, breads, rice and pasta)

I CAN DO THIS
I WILL DO THIS

love2b150
01-02-2013, 12:45 PM
I am off to a great start though getting up at 10:30a.m. does play a role. I am up .2 from yesterday to 197.4. I ate 3 boiled eggs for breakfast and I am drinking water from my 52oz bubba mug. So I'm off to a great start.

Bellasmommy924
01-02-2013, 01:13 PM
Hey everyone! I'm Amber, I'm 27 and have a wonderful 2 year old daughter. I have battled with my weight most of my life.. I started my weight loss journey Jan 4th 2012 at 225 lbs since then I have gotten down to 156lbs.. but after the holidays I am up to 165.. so that's a 60 lb loss for the year.. my new goal weight is 130. My New Years resolution is not just to diet but to change my lifestyle completely.. 3FC was with me for the 1st 60lbs and I look forward to being with ya'll for the next 35!!

I plan to do weekly weigh ins on Wednesdays each week.
01/02/13 - 165.6
01/09/13- 162.0 down yay!
01/16/13-
01/23/13-
01/30/13-

January total:

love2b150
01-02-2013, 02:04 PM
Hi Amber and :welcome:
:congrat: on your weight loss so far, great job!

3FC was with me the entire time during my great loses. I haven't been here for a while and most (not all) of the people that I was with for 2 years have moved on.

You're right it just can't be a diet we have to make it a lifestyle change. I am just hoping that I can stick to this. We are limited on what we have to eat in here for the next couple of days so this is really going to be hard for me ... but I know I can do it, if I just believe in myself.

I'm going to make Wednesday my official day to change my ticker. I'll be weighing daily and counting calories, keeping carbs as low as possible.

dangerouscurvesahead
01-02-2013, 03:27 PM
:brr:JANUARY DAILY ACCOUNTABILITY:coolsnow:

1~ :newyear:30m dogwalk, housework
2~ WEIGHT-201 figured it would go back up BUT back on track today- 30m rev. ellip., 30m back, 30m ab/core, 30 dogwalk
3~ WEIGHT-200 30m rev. ellip., 30m legs, 30m ab/core, 30m dogwalk
4~ WEIGHT-199 30m rev. ellip., 30m shoulders, 30m ab/core, 30 m dogwalk
5~ 30m dogwalk
6~ 30m dogwalk
7~ WEIGHT-199 30m tabata class, 30m arms, 30m ab/core, 30m dogwalk
8~ WEIGHT- 199, 30m ellip., 30 chest work, 30m ab/core
9~ WEIGHT- 199, 30m ellip., 30 back work, 30m ab/core
10~ WEIGHT- 199 still, 30m climber, 30m leg work, 30 ab/core, 30m dogwalk
11~ life got in the way and didnt do a dang thang! (T.O.M.)
12~ cleaned house, did laundry
13~ 3 mile mod/dif hike, 30 dogwalk
14~ WEIGHT- 195, tabata class, 30m shoulder work, 30m ab/core. (pouring rain so no dogwalk today they will be a tad ticked off lol)
15~ WEIGHT- 195, 30m rev. ellip., 30arms, 30m ab/core. still raining so no dogwalk
16~ WEIGHT- 195, tabata class, 30m chest, 30m ab/core. still raining so again no dogwalk
17~ WEIGHT- 194, treadmill, 30m back, 30m ab/core. rain, sleet n snow now so again no dogwalk!
18~ WEIGHT- 194, lots n lots of walking, 30m leg, 30mab/core, more walking. SUNSHINE:beach:
19~ soaked up the rays :beach:
20~ soaked up more rays :beach:
21~ MLK day
22~ WEIGHT- 194, 30m rev. ellip., 30m shoulders, 30m ab.core.
23~ WEIGHT- 195, 30m Tabata class, 30m arms, 30m ab/core.
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OnaMi
01-02-2013, 03:39 PM
:wave: everybody!! getting focus back In January!! ended the Year like I started @ 161.2..taking that as a postive and Moving on!

1/1 161.2
1/2-161.0
1/3-160.8
1/4-160.0
1/5-157.0
1/6-NWI
1/7-155.0
1/8-156.4
1/9-NWI
1/10-NWI
1/11-NWI
1/12-155.6
1/13-NWI
1/14-NWI
1/15-NWI
1/16-155.8
1/17-NWI

love2b150
01-02-2013, 03:54 PM
Happy New Year Ona Good to see you. Love your Positivity ... We got this :)

dangerouscurvesahead
01-02-2013, 07:53 PM
1st day back to the gym in 10 days! Was a hard workout after such a long break but boy did it feel good to get back in the groove. Checkup today went well, hadnt been since starting my new lifestyle change n my dr did a double take when he walked in, it was an awesome feeling! Hes ecstatic with how im going about it n said i should be a motivation speaker idk bout all that lol. But was an all around uplifting day! Hope u ladies r feeling the surge of the new year n new beginnings!

Steph7409
01-02-2013, 09:09 PM
Joy, how nice of your doctor! That kind of encouragement can be such a boost.

I'm feeling a bit sore myself today, just from doing some squats and lunges yesterday. I've been doing the same sort of exercise for too long and have to remember to mix it up more.

Rennie, I'm there with you trying to cut way back on the carbs. It's so hard! Especially after weeks and weeks of eating too many sweets and cookies. I had been doing pretty well but then lost my job unexpectedly in November and reverted to my bad habits, including stuffing my face to try to smother my anxiety. I got a new job quickly (thankfully!) but it's been a stressful transition for me. I have to stop making excuses and get back to eating better so I'll feel better.

love2b150
01-02-2013, 11:11 PM
Joy well :high: to you on the DR doing that double take ... I know that felt great. I remember those days (my family mostly). Now I hear girl what happened you did so well. Good job on getting back to the gym. I'm trying to find something to do. My husband works 2nd shift so I don't have much access to the television in the earlier part of the day, and then 15 minutes after he leaves the kids come home. I wanted to start walking in the mall but it's a little far and my husband says the gas will be costly so I don't know where to began to get moving.

Steph, good job on the squats and lunges and sorry about the soreness. I know when I finally do something, I'll be sore also. I haven't done any real exercise in forever it seems. On the carbs try months and months of just eating like junk food was going to be obsolete. I don't know what I was thinking to allow myself to get back to where I was before. It's as if I had stopped caring.
Congratulations on the new job. AND good for you on catching things before they got out of hand :)

Today was a good but not so good day. My calories were really low due to nausea/stomach upset. Since I am eating what I am supposed to eat I started back on Metformin but like last time it took some getting use to (about three weeks) and the nausea was overwhelming at times.

I'm gonna try for a better food intake tomorrow. I'm thinking that with my low intake today the scale may be a little nice to me. But if I get all of my calories in tomorrow it will be up again on the 4th ... we shall see.

love2b150
01-03-2013, 08:43 AM
Ok back to school for the kids so I'm up and moving. Weigh in today 195.6 that's down 1.8 from yesterday but I won't consider it as a whoosh since my calories were extremely low. I have logged my breakfast and lunch on myfitnesspal so I'm off to a good start. I just have stick with my plan. Hoping today is a little better with the Metformin. :crossed:

Wishing everyone a P.O.P. (Positively On Point) day :)

Lakilaulea
01-03-2013, 09:07 AM
Goodmorning, ladies! I'm a day late joining... :^: I'll try to check in daily, but I won't be weighing myself for at least another week... I did absolutely horribly over Christmas break and am sure I went up and I'm not ready to see that number, so..... I started working out again, though. Did 35 minutes of Tread Climber last night and am back to eating OP. After a week of this I think I'll be ready to hop on the scale again. We're off to a good start so far! Here's to a successful January!!! :carrot::carrot:

dangerouscurvesahead
01-03-2013, 09:20 AM
gmornin ladies~ woke up sore this a.m. but its all good! Thanx, usually my appts r very stressful n i have not so nice wishes for him by the end so def was a change lol! Rennie its a new year n each morning is the opportunity to do better, have faith in yourself and know that you can do this! Lets make this lucky number "13" for us all one day/month at a time!

love2b150
01-03-2013, 11:25 AM
Hi Lakilaulea, good to see you :) good for you on getting that workout in :high: I'm with you regarding the scale, but once I get on once I'm hooked. I so look forward to the numbers on that scale. I know I shouldn't but I have since the first time I say 165. I can't wait to see those numbers again. :D

GM Joy, sorry about the soreness :hug: LOL on the wishes for the doctor sometimes :). I had one doctor back in 2003 that kept asking me, "Do you know that you are obese?" I wanted to smack him :) I have faith but the flesh is weak at times. It's only been one day and I did well, though the nausea helped ;) today has started out well. I had an omelet with yellow squash and zucchini. I am sipping on a cup of black tea and not feeling quite well thanks to the Metformin so I'm going to lay down for a bit.

I'm with you on the lucky "13" WE'VE GOT THIS :high:

See you all later :)

Bellasmommy924
01-03-2013, 11:55 AM
Thanks Rennie! I plabn to head to the gym after work today after not going for a month.. my husband just returned from Afghanistan so we are planning on going together.. I love going to the gym but with the holiday I did not manage time well enough to go. I love accountability from 3fc.

dangerouscurvesahead
01-03-2013, 02:54 PM
rennie~ lol and to think we made the appt. and shelled out the money for this professional to state the obvious to us, how educational of them huh?
bella~ im with you i absolutely love going to the gym and feel totally uncommited when there are days i cant get there, like im letting myself down.
laki~ glad you made it, its great to see another va belle commited to getting healthy!
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my eating has gotten back on track along with back to the gym and i must say im feeling so much better too! the difference in complex(healthy)carbs and simple(bad)carbs on my body is just amazing to/for me! Have a great day ladies and see you tomorrow!

MamaP
01-03-2013, 03:04 PM
Attempt number 10,877 to get myself active at 3FC again and back on the right path, but here goes. 2012 was a rough year . . . here's hoping 2013 is better.

January WI:

03: 243.2

P.S. Thanks Rennie for the nudge in the right direction.

love2b150
01-03-2013, 05:04 PM
Amber tell our husband I said "THANK YOU". ... I so want to join a gym or just meet someone with a treadmill that I can use (at least 5 days a week)
I love the accountability of 3FC also ...

Joy LOL that is funny. I stopped going to him and found another doctor. I would not recommend him to anyone. :) Joy sounds like we are doing the same thing. I'd like to hear what you are eating (sample menu please) thanks

:hug: Kris :hug: I am so glad to see you ... I needed that nudge also, I can't count the number of times I re-started just last year alone. :dizzy: We helped one another before we CAN & WILL do it again. :hug:

love2b150
01-03-2013, 06:56 PM
I've got a question regarding carbs ... If any of you count carbs how low do you try to keep them?

OnaMi
01-03-2013, 08:55 PM
:wave: everybody..

No time to catch up tonight.Tired from helping Mother all day. :dizzy: Not a nibble of bad food no where :carrot: WI @ 160.8 today.down .2 from yesterday

Steph7409
01-03-2013, 09:32 PM
As the lone northerner here, let me just say: BRRRR. It's crazy cold here today. But my new office is horribly hot, so it sucks all the way around.

I had a decent day but not great. I hit a few bumps at the new job and did some snacking, as I do when I'm stressed. I was tempted to skip my workout, too, since my leg hurts but I did a Leslie Sansone program (Rennie - they're free on You Tube!) so I'm happy about that.

Kris, last time I "saw" you, you had just moved into your new home. Are you happy there?

Ona, good job with keeping away from the bad food.

Laki, you'll get back on track. I know how hard it is to fear the scale.

I'm sooo glad tomorrow is Friday. Even with a day off, it's been a long week. And I should be getting my new exercise mat and Pilates DVDs on Saturday, if Amazon is to be believed. Yay!

love2b150
01-03-2013, 11:03 PM
Ona you go Girl :high: good job on NO bad nibbles and on the .2 down :)

Steph it was crazy cold here this afternoon/evening. I use to live in Pittsburgh for a moment. I remember the snow and cold there. I always said the people in the DC Metro area didn't have a clue as to what cold was, LOL.
We all have bumps but look at you go. You are so close to goal. :high: I have a few DVD's of hers. I was PMing with Diana today and as I was typing I realized I can actually go to our daughters room and exercise there. I didn't do it today though. My stomach was hurting again with the nausea from the metformin. I think I am going to try to take a half of one in the morning instead of a whole one. I love Amazon, they are my new friend where books are concerned :)

I ended my day with low calories again, not as low as yesterday but still not where they should be. I made a grocery list based on what I use to eat minus the carbs. I have found some no carb (I think) or extremely low carb bread at the Giant but I don't know if they sell it here. I can't even remember the name of it. :dizzy:

New ticker has my weight starting at what it was today, sucks ... I want it to show my 197.2 as a start weigh, LOL silly I know :)

starbrite
01-04-2013, 04:58 AM
Hey everyone. Been lurking for the last while. I've read and looked at posts, but stepped back from daily weighing in July of last year. I joined a gym, and found the scale was creeping up. It really freaked me out so I weigh in only once in a while. I am up around 10lbs but am ok with this. The gym energises me, I am more toned and my clothes fit better. I'm still riding my lifestyle change, and despite some heavy meals over the holidays, generally stick to it.
Lovely to see you old friends back here and nice to meet new ones. Off to the gym with DD now- check in later :hug:

OnaMi
01-04-2013, 09:12 AM
Good Morning Everybody :wave:

Hay Starbrite,Rennie,Steph and everyone I missed :wave:

Just wanted to post this quickly and will be back later.If I don't get off the computer now,I'll never get to the gym. :D it seems to take up a lot of my time :p anyway..

I'm tired but don't want to miss 2 classes at the gym:dizzy: will just push and go to them anyway.WI @ 160.0 this morning,down .8!!.That's weighing in while still half sleep and weighing in 2 hrs earlier.I got so tired of peeing yesterday It wasn't funny.Everywhere i went I had to pee :dizzy:

dangerouscurvesahead
01-04-2013, 09:18 AM
gmornin yall~
TGIF! rennie my carb count is kept at 10% of my daily calorie allowance and i keep those as close to complex carbs as possible. I took an 8wk course on diabetis eating/treating n really honed in on carb facts which was great cuz i am a carb junkie! Ill pop back in later after my workout w menu details n such its so easy that i cant believe i didnt do this sooner!

love2b150
01-04-2013, 09:40 AM
Sam, I'll bet you still look great even with the 10lbs. :) I'm glad you decided to check in with us :hug: You know how it goes weigh when you want :) I keep hearing everyone talk about the gym, oh how I wish I could go, even though I know I would probably only get on the treadmill. The sad thing is I have a treadmill but where we are now there is honestly NO place to put it. :(

GM Ona, LOL that's the way I am if I don't get off the computer I'll be on it for awhile :D. Good job on the .8 down :). What did you do differently that you had to pee so much? Since I stopped with the sugar, bread and junk I haven't had to go nearly as much. SO I know I need to keep on with the lifestyle change this go around. If not for me for my children :)

Hi Joy, wow 10% I didn't get a chance to take a class while we had insurance. I guess they assumed that I would remember from taking the class when I was pregnant with our 2 child in 1997. I remember some things but not much. Please do enlighten me, I really need all the help I can get to fight this disease. Hope you don't mind me asking ... Are you just doing diet and exercise or are you on medication also? I'm gonna take a half of the metformin this morning and pray that it doesn't make me ill again.

Well I got up to the same weight as yesterday 195.6. I'm not complaining since it isn't an up I'm not mad. I had two tea spoons of salmon cream cheese this morning while Rissa was making her lunch. I must say that it is holding well. I'll be back later ...

Steph, Kris and Laki... hope you're having a great day thus far. :hug:

MamaP
01-04-2013, 12:30 PM
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM

I did okay yesterday, but not great. Much improved, but still not great. I will be glad when I look forward to stepping on the scale again. I remember the excitement when I knew I was doing everything like I should and couldn't wait until time to weigh. Hoping I get back to that place soon.

Things I know I need to do (or not do) today and every day:

Water, Water, Water
Some sort of exercise
No cheating!
Check in with 3FC - be accountable, be supportive
Count Calories - log my food and watch my carb intake

When I first started this journey (before my several detours), I didn't put anything in my mouth that wasn't accounted for and I didn't have anything that was a trigger food for me (sweets, chocolate, carbs). I was diligent. There was no "cheating." If I am ever going to reach my goal weight or be healthy I need to become that diligent again. I am so tired . . . exhausted . . . all the time. Even though I'm still fighting some serious depression and I am still fatigued from a bad case of pneumonia a couple of months ago, I know if I were to take better care of myself - watch my diet and get some exercise - I would feel better. I am so tired of the tears, pretending to the world that I'm fine, when in reality I'm barely functioning . . . time to be proactive and take an active role in life and start taking care of myself.

MamaP
01-04-2013, 12:50 PM
Kris, last time I "saw" you, you had just moved into your new home. Are you happy there?



I haven't been on 3FC much for quite some time. I love the house - I feel like I'm where I belong. I still haven't gotten it all unpacked and organized though. I wish I could park in the garage - it's frustrating to be scraping car windows when I have a garage. :dizzy: Right after I moved I had to focus on getting my mom's house cleared out and ready to be put on the market and her estate sale. I spent a lot of time running back and forth between my house, her house and her apartment and wasn't home much - except for sleeping. Looking back, I wouldn't have it any other way though. I got to spend a lot of time with my mom and help her with some hard decisions and created a lot of great memories too. She had a massive stroke on September 8, just a few hours after my grandsons and I left her (we had surprised her with dinner). I was holding her hand when she passed away on September 29. There was a lot of work to be done after that (clearing out her apartment and taking care of the rest of her things). And since then I've just been trying to adjust to life without her. It's difficult because she was such a huge part of my daily life. I lived across the street from her for 2 1/2 years before she moved to assisted living and then I still talked to her nearly every day and saw her several times a week.

I have tried to come back to 3FC a couple of other times without much success - I think I am ready. I hope - lol. It's nice to "see" some familiar faces.

love2b150
01-04-2013, 01:10 PM
Kris :hug: You can do it. Just remember to check in. I'll tell when I stopped checking in with you all it just all went south. I know I didn't have to do personals because it was so many of us at the time but I kind of allowed that to be my excuse. Like Ona said once I got on the computer it seemed to consume me and I would stay on. Trigger foods ... we just went to Walmart and I'm looking at aisles of things I can't eat. My husband bought a box of Ritz crackers, I really wanted to tell him how unfair that was to me but I can't keep everyone from eating what the like because I can't control what I do. He was nice enough not to eat them in the van so I didn't have to smell them. :) Huh, everything I see I want. I play games called Bakery Story and Restaurant Story and just pretend cooking makes my mouth water. I was overly tired also (not sure if the tiredness now is from the metformin or not) but I do think I have slept better since I cut the breads. Almost ate 5 saltines yesterday because my stomach was hurting so bad, instead I put them back in the pack and grabbed the Pepto. I know that I have got to be true to myself in order for me to succeed. I believe if you can fight the cravings and the trigger foods you'll feel better and want to exercise. I think next week or maybe this weekend with my energy child I may put a DVD on, even though they are hard to do with her because she can't keep in step (it's so funny) I'll still be getting some movement in.

Kris you can do it ... You know what I did once, I put a bunch of post-it notes up for myself, they worked until the kids started yelling at me to not do what the note said, then I got mad, though that's what I needed :) Please do take care of yourself :hug: You're a great Daughter, Mom, Mother, Grandmother ... keep that in mind, it shows in all that you do :hug:

Sorry I'm all over the place as usual :D

I just made the best omelet = 2 eggs, 1/3 shredded Swiss & Fiesta blend cheese, 1/4 sausage crumbles, and 3 tablespoons of mild Pico de Gallo calories 335, carbs 8

dangerouscurvesahead
01-04-2013, 03:18 PM
YEEHAA! i'm back in ONEderland today! lets see if i can keep it going in the right direction cuz i aint changing my ticker in opposite direction lol!
Rennie~ No im not on any meds for sugar cuz it's perfect at this point but my father has it, his mother had it and i had gestational diabetis with my 1st pregnancy 26yrs ago but didnt with my last 2 babies so like i said i am predisposed for it. The class i took was actually free thru my local health dept. so check in with yours and see if they are offered at different times thru out the year. my gym membership is thru the YMCA so its based on my (hubbys) income is the only way its possible for me and i go while my kids are in school. my menus consist of almost nothing white, only whole grain breads, brown rice, whole grain pastas, white potatoes i will have occasionally and sugar for my coffee and everything portion controlled. i keep fresh and dried fruits around and seasonal veggies at hand which i get from farmers markets cuz they are cheaper. i buy walamart brand non-fat light yogurts for snakes and fruit dips in place of ice creams and sweets. no sodas of any kind but have to have my coffee and teas lol! and lots of water which i drink alot of anyway and occasionally a sf flavor pack for a change. i rarely if ever use processed foods (loaded with sodium) anymore and if im using canned veggies i rinse them in cold water for cpl minutes to wash up to 42% of the sodium off. i dont really need to watch my sodium but i do love the non bloated n no extra water weight feeling! ill get into more later its time to pick my son up. WE can do this!

OnaMi
01-04-2013, 04:08 PM
Your Omelet sounds great Rennie very filling.:) Thank you :hug: I guess the water weight comes off when it's good and ready cause I didn't do anything different.Hope you get to exercise a little this weekend.
I n.e.v.e.r. thought I'd like to exercise everyday but once i saw how it made me feel..all th energy..and how now this roll,above my stomach is leaving!! and all i have to do is just push myself a little everyday to do something,It's amazing.
Have you thought about buying some healthy crackers and when your DH is eating his and you want one,you can just grab your healthy ones :D I have to keep healthy stuff at Mothers ;)

Good to see you MamaP :) I know it's rough to get back in the losing weight mode.,I had to get back to basics like on that list you posted.
I knew what worked and had to just fight to get back there.I could feel myself slipping back into old eatting habits.Craving junk food! I started thinking.."I've lost all this weight and now it's coming back!! "I liked myself,everyone was so proud of me and probably said that I wasn't going to keep it off anyway". I was just depressed.I never stopped working out. I couldn't exercise away bad eatting habits and thinking that I could do this on my own was wrong.
You're back posting,getting your mind right and know what you can do..Everything's gonna be alright. :hug:

Great job getting to onederland Dangerous :bravo:

Thanks Steph :) you know? once I cleaned my system out by staying away from bad carbs for awhile,the craving stop and I really don't Want any bad foods.I now that I have no control over some foods and that if I even get started with them it's a downward spiral.I'm constantly listening to my body, really trying to only eat when I'm hungry.Trying really hard not to eat just to eating.It get rough sometimes but just taking it one day at a time.
And now that i know how easy it is for me to gain weight back from eating just a little something,thinking about all the hard work it takes to get it off,the bad bloated feeling...At this point,It's not worth it when there are so many good,healthy,tasty foods I can make or have.

Steph7409
01-04-2013, 07:40 PM
Oh, all you low-carb gals are making me feel guilty for the bowl of Amy's Organic Cheddar Bunnies I just had for dinner. ;) I need to buy some nuts for snacks. I don't eat a lot of high-fat foods, so I should be able to work nuts into my plan.

Rennie, that omelet sounds deelish. I'm going to see if I can make something like that.

Sam, I'm glad to hear you're feeling good about where you are. At one point, you were talking about writing a book. Are you still pursuing that? Your story is quite inspirational.

Kris, I'm sorry about your mom but how wonderful for you that you were with her and got to spend so much time with her. It must be a huge adjustment for you, so give yourself time.

Ona, I'm with you on the fear of gaining it all back. I went from 245 to 125 back in my 20s (30 years ago) and gained it all back over the next 10 years or so. Every 5 years or so, I'd lose a chunk but then gain that back. This is the first time I've gotten so close to my goal again, and I'm too old to keep doing this! Occasional indulgences are fine for me, it's the pattern of continual overeating that I need to stamp out because that path is just too slippery.

dangerous, congrats!

I've done okay this week, feeling more in control of my eating. I'm trying to be more social because I'm a bit of a recluse and that tends to lead to more eating for me. I miss my friends from my old job so have made plans to see some of them next week. For lunch and dinner, though - eek!

love2b150
01-04-2013, 07:55 PM
Joy, Congratulations Onederland :woohoo: I forgot you said pre-diabetic. :) I'll have to look up the YMCA and the health dept. We've only been here a few months so we're still learning. I did find a low carb yogurt here at Kroger, which makes me happy. I have been really good the last 3 days with not eating any sugar, breads, rice or pasta ... though I almost ate some crackers yesterday. :D That's a great idea I never thought about rinsing canned vegetables, thanks for the tip. I am weighing and measuring which is key for me.

Ona, are you still taking your morning jog? and running in those people that you make their jaw drop when they see you? I use to love it when you told those stories because you showed all of them what you could do. I'm proud of you, I remember when you had your reasons for not wanting to go to the gym, now look at you ... pumped and ready to GO! No crackers right now, I need to discipline myself a little more before I bring them in the house. The ones Bill bought I won't touch. It is harder this go around, much harder than before. I can actually smell what my head is thinking, crazy huh! You are good at those SB recipes do you still make them? Have you made that black bean brownie lately?

tonights dinner will be baked tilapia, 5 brussels sprouts and a salad. Ok gotta get going wanted dinner to me in my tummy by 7 :D

love2b150
01-04-2013, 09:15 PM
Steph we were typing at the same time :). I like this ----> it's the pattern of continual overeating that I need to stamp out because that path is just too slippery. humm meeting old friends for lunch and dinner, that would scare me but I think you have got it in the bag ... :) I will add carbs back in little by little next month :carrot: how exciting :D

Our daughter will be nine on Monday and her cake will be my test. ;) Those of you that know me from before remember how I use to be with, out of the box (no bowl) frosted flakes and store bought birthday cake with white icing (not butter cream) are my weaknesses :drool: We are celebrating on Sunday after church with all of her cousins. We shall see how I do. I don't even want to cut that cake because if the icing gets on my fingers I will probably have spasms wanting to eat it ... can't let it pull me in :lol:

AND Steph please stay with us and continue to be social :hug: you HAVE DONE and ARE DOING great :carrot:

KimL1214
01-04-2013, 09:51 PM
love2b150~ Thanks for the invite!

I'm baaaaaaaaaaack...

I made a brief appearance last year when I thought I was really going to be serious about losing some weight, but unfortunately I got slammed with some serious health stuff and ended up slacking big time. I've battled with cervical cancer for a couple years and ended up having surgery and oral chemo treatments last January-May. As a result I wallowed in self-pity and pretty much gave up on trying to lose weight in late February. Ironic part is that obesity has been linked in more and more studies to cervical cancer...

On December 27th my doctor decided to take a new approach with me which was something I needed. He started with, "You're killing yourself." I admit to feeling shocked that he would come out and say that, but after a 20 minute discussion, I realized that he was being blunt and honest with me and it was exactly what I needed to hear. I'm 29, my health sucks, and a large part of that is because of my weight. I'm missing out on so many things, and it's depressing. So, here I am. I'm ready to take my life back. The rose colored glasses are gone and while I will not commit to being perfect, I will commit to a lifestyle change that will result in a better existence.

All that aside...

I grew up and live in Vermont where I currently work as a paraeducator. I'm a certified English teacher, but have been unable to find a teaching job so I have also returned to college. I'm currently working on my Masters in reading as well as working towards my history certification. I'm also the yearbook adviser at our school. My schedule is crazy. I'm currently enrolled in three classes, I spend 50-60 hours/week at school working and attending numerous meetings and games for yearbook.

My biggest challenge is going to be planning and staying ahead. It's much easier to grab something to eat at the gas station than it is to plan a meal, so I need to find a routine that I can keep.

I'm really looking forward to getting to know everyone!!!

MamaP
01-04-2013, 11:38 PM
I think I've done really good today.

Today's food (approximately 1300 calories):

Breakfast: Protein Shake
Lunch: Two lean hamburger patties & cooked cabbage
Snack: Greek Yogurt
Dinner: Rotisserie Chicken Leg and Thigh, Salad, Hummus with cherry tomatoes and baby carrots.

I also went to the store tonight (Costco) and didn't buy anything I shouldn't have - even read the labels, lol. No exercise today, unless you count the hour and a half I wandered around the Costco store.

starbrite
01-05-2013, 05:19 AM
:wave: Good morning my lovelies ! Lovely to see so many people positive and ready for the challenges that weightless brings.
Rennie and MamaP the best advice anyone can give you is take it one step at a time. We are human and will make mistakes, we will have struggles both physically and mentally. I found the mental struggles really tough, as I was not expecting the emotional side of weightloss to be so complex. But that's where 3FC helped immensely. I wish you strength, courage and a huge whoosh !!

Ona - I don't manage the gym daily, but go 4 times a week. I love it!! Sometimes I don't want to go, but once I'm in and blasting it's great. It energises not only my body but my mind as well However yesterday I tried to do a squat carrying the 145lbs I lost. I nearly wept at how heavy it was, and was mentally pole-axed for a while after. Today I am sore !! Such a sobering thing to do, and yet another reason to add to the list of 100's, why I don't ever want to put the weight back on.

Dangerouscurves :dancer: onederland!

Steph - yes I have started the book. I am making slow progress, but one day I will get there. Nice that you remembered :) Sometimes it bowls me over how long the journey was, and how far ahed the road is.

I am certain that the only way to maintain is to eat the way I did when losing. I have discovered some great recipes. Look up the Hairy dieters. The recipes come from two chefs who were both very overweight, and who decided they could lose weight by re-inventing yummy foods and making them carb and calorie friendly. I tried their lasagne, using leeks as pasta sheets. It was awesome and only about 300 calories for a hefty portion. Last night we had spicy chicken. Again a filling and try tasty meal for around 300 calories.

The weather here is dull and depressing. I have chores to do, so see you all later. Have a really positive and fun filled day :hug:

love2b150
01-05-2013, 11:23 AM
:hug: Kim :hug:, I honestly don't know what to say. You have truly been through a ton and all of that is a lot to bear. Kris has been through a ton in the past year also. My hat is off to the two of you for still standing strong even though you may not see your STRENGTHS I do. :hug:

Kim I'm sorry that you aren't able to find employment in your field but prayerfully going back to school will help and Congratulations to you for doing it. :yay: Your schedule is crazy and you are so right it is much easier to just pick up something (quick and easy) but planning is hard even for me and I have time to do it. :shrug: My eating habits have gotten so out of hand that I really don't want anything that is good for me. It wasn't until I started up again with 3FC a few days ago that I realized how out of control I am. Last night I actually went to bed because my son fixed pancakes and the smell was making me angry. Crazy huh! I felt like he was purposely torturing me and he wasn't but I wanted them that bad. (smh)

ok enough of that ... I'm glad you're back on 3FC and I'm happy that you joined us :hug

Kris you did have a great day. And yes I would count Costco as exercise. You may be just browsing but you are still moving :) I want to try the protein shakes again but since I'm low carb'ing it I'll have to check all the labels first.

Sam thank you I needed to hear that :hug: Mentally it is driving me nuts. I want to go places but I am so afraid of temptation it's crazy. Wow on doing that squat. Thanks for mentioning the Hairy Dieters I need all the help I can get :) Oh and I can't wait to buy your book, looking forward to it :)

I got up this morning .2 down to 195.4 a smidgen of water. I know I've got to do some type of exercise if I ever plan to move my ticker otherwise I'm just maintaining which is not good and will cause me to quit again. :(
I woke up hungry so I made the omelet again. Something wasn't right it didn't taste the same. It kind of made me gag. I ate half of it and a half of a grapefruit with 2.5 cups of water. I have to go grocery shopping but I first need to clean out the fridge of all the crap that is in there plus the left overs :D

Ona, Steph, Lakiand Joy ... hope your day is going well thus far :)

I hope you all have a P.O.P. day :hug:

MamaP
01-05-2013, 12:38 PM
:hug: Kim :hug:, I honestly don't know what to say. You have truly been through a ton and all of that is a lot to bear. Kris has been through a ton in the past year also. My hat is off to the two of you for still standing strong even though you may not see your STRENGTHS I do. :hug:

Kris you did have a great day. And yes I would count Costco as exercise. You may be just browsing but you are still moving :) I want to try the protein shakes again but since I'm low carb'ing it I'll have to check all the labels first.



Thank you for your kinds words but I'm not so sure I would say I'm "standing strong" . . . standing maybe, but not so sure about the strong :) but I'm gonna get there.

I make my own protein shakes because I want high protein low carb. Slimfast has a low carb shake, but they are expensive and offer no real variety. I use Optimum Nutrtition Gold Standard Protein Powder (expensive at first, but lasts a long time). It has 24 grams of protein and only 3 grams of carbs, 120 calories. I mix it with unsweetened vanilla Almond Milk and that only adds 2 grams of carbs and 40 calories. Sometimes I use frozen fruit (in vanilla powder), sometimes I use instant coffee granules & ice with the chocolate powder for a mocha shake. I have also learned that you can use sugar free jello pudding mix (or even sometimes SF jello mix) to change up the flavors. A vanilla shake with strawberries and a little bit of cheesecake jello mix makes a great shake. It doesn't take much to change up the flavor - I don't really measure, just kind of sprinkle it in.

Well, I better get moving. I have a lot to do today. It will be a test since I'm not tied to my office at work and will be out running errands. I hope everyone has a great day. :carrot: I will try to come back tonight for personals - baby steps, baby steps.

January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8

love2b150
01-05-2013, 08:42 PM
Kris as I am often told we are our own worst enemy. :hug: As long as you are still functioning through the days and moving about, you are strong. You haven't given up even though you, (we) I may have wanted to give up, we didn't. I had some major issues going on last year and honestly I thought more times than a few about getting in my vehicle and going and going until the gas ran out. But what would I do then? I have 4 school aged children that count on me. My church looked for me to serve. The kids school looked for me to be there 3 days a week. (this is when I was still in the NOVA area) So yes I do believe that you are standing strong :hug: and I am right here with you :)

Great job on your 1.4lbs down today, wtg :carrot:

.... I love the sound and flavors of your protein shake ... I just bought the same powder I used before when on 3FC but yours has mine beat. I got Body Fortress whey protein from Walmart. It makes about 25 shakes if I use one scoop servings, but it has 7g carbohydrate, double plus what yours has :( it does have 26 grams of protein so that's a plus, oh and 140 calories. Now I have to work on the fiber part. I'm gonna make a list of the goodies you add and I'll get them next time. :) I don't like almonds does almond milk taste like nuts? I wonder if soy milk has less carbs, I do like that. Do you put just a spoon of coffee in it? Does it grind up well? Also what kind of chocolate powder do you use? I only know of NesQuik, I love that stuff :drool: Thanks Kris you've given me something to smile about and look forward to food wise. Oh my son and I (a tip we got from Kukkie) add spinach to our smoothies it doesn't change any of the flavor just the color. It looks like green puke or poo :lol:

My son made me the best stir fry tonight and I am full. It's the first time I have had stir fry and no rice or pasta. Pretty boring but still good :) My calories are low again but I'm full so I do believe it alright, I hope.

starbrite
01-06-2013, 10:29 AM
Checking in to say hi :wave: been to the gym. Sweated buckets, which I like as it makes me feel virtuous !! Have had some good days on plan since the excesses of Christmas and the New year. Sadly succumbed to two oatcakes and cheese and pickle at midnight last night. Don't know why :shrug:- perhaps it was my last hurrah for a while? Seems that I was hungry still and needed a carb snack. I find the excessive cardio sessions do that to me. However, keep moving on.
I have discovered miracle noodles- they are calorie,carb and fat free. :drool: Some people hate the flavour as there is a slightly fishy smell to them, but I find rinsing well before cooking cures this. For me they are a fab alternative to real pasta and have helped me immensely. I keep trying to find alternatives to carb loaded dishes, and have quite the repertoire now :) Perhaps I should include these in my book?
Came back from the gym and hoovered and washed all the floors downstairs in my house. This took over an hour, so I'm counting this as exercise :carrot:
Was congratulated by the man at the gym for my work today- made me feel really pleased. Funny though, I've never mentioned my weightloss there. I am sure they look at me and think "Boy she could do with toning" but I smile and think if only they knew! It's a powerful force to be reckoned with.:strong:
DD comes with me to the gym. She is skinny, but suffers from a belly and thighs, caused mostly by typical teenager food. She has recently become more body conscious and has enjoyed eating my food. Now, if I could just get my DH and DS to join in, life would be peachy.
A few months ago I started taking a supplement called 5HTP - it is a natural pre-cursor for seratonin - the feel good vitamin. I'm not sure whether I should credit this, or the gym, or a combination of both for not suffering so badly with SAD this year. Whatever it is, I'll take it ! Days are grey and depressing here in Belgium for the next three and the previous three months. It is difficult to keep an even mood when you don't ever get any light, so I'll take any positive mood surge I can get.
We are planning another holiday to Florida this year. We had such an awesome time last year, and I discovered a liking for so many stores I would never have been into before. I also began the gym whilst there, so am thankful we will return to the same place and I can keep up with the exercise whilst there. We also jet skied and parasailed - it was awesome and for the first time in my life I didn't worry about whether I was too big to do the things I wanted to do. Hurray :cb:
Warm and positive wishes to you all today - feels like a good one x

MamaP
01-06-2013, 12:07 PM
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8

love2b150
01-06-2013, 01:43 PM
Sam I can here your energy in your post. :) I remember someone talking about those noodles two years ago. I thought I would try them then but never got around to it. Not sure if it's because I couldn't find them here or not. :dunno:Do they taste like pasta, minus the fish smell? What do you eat them with?

:woohoo: Kris look at you go :high: good job on the pound down :)

I got up early weighed the same as yesterday 195.4. Not complaining but I would love to see that scale move even .2. I so want to see the 180's I guess I should make that my first goal.

I hope everyone is having a P.O.P. day so far :) see you later hopefully. Please don't get quite on me :hug:

starbrite
01-06-2013, 02:02 PM
Rennie- I use the miracle noodles the way I would any pasta. You can rder them online - I have mine delivered from the Netherlands. But I know you can have them delivered anywhere in the US. Definitely worth a try :)

OnaMi
01-06-2013, 04:40 PM
Hay Everybody :wave:

Sam and Rennie,I tried the noodles(shirataki) once.I didn't cook them right or something but saw them In a magazine the other day,checked on the IE how to prepare them properly and I'm hooked :carrot:
Making shrimp fettuccine alfredo for dinner :drool: made them yesterday w/lean hamburger and it was like spagetti and paste :drool:

Sam,I'm always hungry after working out too.With me since I had so much too lose..people at the gym know when they see lose skin or something But since I've been going regular for a year,I'm toning up nicely but There's Just so much toning up my arms and stomach will do.
I checked into having some skin removed but got scared when I started hearing bad stories about that.
When I started at the gym I was ashame cause i was so flabby and some of those girls bodies were so tight but now I'm geting tight too :D That's great you and DD go to the gym together :) for sure a motivator! glad the 5HTP is working.:)

Great WI MamaP :high: you're working it out anddoing great.:carrot:

Hay Rennie,you're doing great! not gaining,starting to watch what you're eating,good frame of mind about food is comming back...you're on your way.:yes: it just takes time.
What helps me is focusing on what I eat more than what the scale says.concentrating on making sure I eat healthy,not too much and to always be prepared everyday helps. when I know I've had a good eating day,sometimes I don't care what the scale says cause I know how I ate the day before and it will show soon.
Your dinner sounded good the other day w/the brussel sprouts.I've found that when I load up on my veggies first,I get full and then won't over eat.Rennie I got My noodles from Publix.I'm sure any whole foods store would have them :)
No :lol: I can't make the Black bean Brownies any more cause I have no control.I make a pound Cake in a mug now and that's something that I can control.I've been trying(always looking for)a lot of recipes from different places.It seems to help keep this new lifestyle interesting and doable.


As for me..I had a good Whoosh yesterday! WI @ 157.0 :spin: major pooping :o haven't exercised in 2 days,..going hard for 5 Is enough I think for now.Just tired.felt like a cold was coming on too so..No WI today,Church early throws off my schedule.Will push for the gym In the morning.Will change my ticker soon,Just couldn't believe I WI @ 157.0 yesterday.

Steph7409
01-06-2013, 06:37 PM
Ona, nice whoosh. And it's great that all your hard work at the gym is paying off. I've noticed some tightening up in my arms, too, which I didn't expect given my age.

starbrite, I was just reading about that 5HTP stuff. Maybe I'll give it a try. I know part of the reason I overeat is because it hits those reward centers in my brain, so maybe this could be an alternative.

MamaP, good progress!

Rennie, hang in there. Stick to your plan and you'll get those results.

I didn't do well yesterday, just overate for no particular reason. But today has been really good, and I did 60 minutes with Leslie Sansone. My heart rate monitor said I burned 450 calories - nice!

Let's make it a good week!

OnaMi
01-06-2013, 06:55 PM
Great burn there Steph :bravo: you got back on track today and that's what''s Important :) Hope you enjoyed the time w/your friends.Thank you :hug: Great job on your arms:high: .yeah.. age ain't nothing but a number ;) You weren't as heavy as me in the first place,I have really bat wings.:dizzy: can get in a size 8 dress but still..all the loose skin...sigh..as long as I wear long sleeves or quarter length,people wouldn't know I was ever over weight.

NewMe160
01-06-2013, 08:59 PM
just joined! i will be posting my info here too...following the LA weightloss program. i really need the support and accountability.

love2b150
01-06-2013, 10:14 PM
Thanks Sam, I truly want to give them a try :)

Ona that does sound delicious :drool: I read about your pound cake in a mug, sounds delicious also. I think when I do add breads, rice and pasta back in I'm going to TRY to avoid sweets. I didn't get much movement in yesterday exercise wise like I had said I wanted to other than grocery shopping which takes a while because the cart truly is not big enough so I have to put the first load in the van and go back into the store. :) But like I told Kris it was movement and it took me a few hours. I love Aldi except for the bagging part :) this lady called me weird because she said she had never seen anyone organize their food the way I did to put it in bags and away and then load it in the van the way I did. She said her house isn't even that organized. I told her, I guess I should say thank you as that was a compliment :) Off topic I know :D

:woohoo: Ona on your 3lb whoosh :yay: it is 3 right or more? :) Wow a size 8, you go Girl :high:

Sam and Ona what is 5HTP?

Thanks Steph ... and nice burn :high: I kind of feel like I overate today but I actually didn't. I snacked on grapes and cheese. But my sodium today was crazy thanks to a lot of processed foods, bad I know. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. :) calories are still low. :)

Hi NewMe160 :welcome: How do you like LA Weight Loss? How long have you been on the plan?

Today was a pat myself on the back day. I didn't eat any cake or ice cream with the kids and when the icing got on my hand I quickly wiped it off with a paper towel and if I could still feel it I washed my hands. That sweet smell was great, ahhhh. I had to close the cake up at one point to keep from drowling :).

Anybody have any remedies for too much sodium ... any special thing I can do before bed to reduce the water bloat that will surely show in the a.m.

ETA: today's calories were actually 1202 with 122 in carbs :yikes: I know ... the sodium is even worse at 3451 ... no more Gorton's shrimp for me

KimL1214
01-06-2013, 11:59 PM
Sorry this is just a swing through...

I'm super tired right now, but wanted to make sure I said HI!!! I'm still here!

I'll try to get to personals tomorrow night!

I was down 6.8lbs. at my first weigh in, so I'm feeling pretty good right now!

love2b150
01-07-2013, 01:59 AM
Kim :woohoo: you go Girl :high: Now that's a weigh in to smile about. Rest well. Do personals when you can ... thanks for checking in :hug:

love2b150
01-07-2013, 08:29 AM
woke up to 197.2 not good whew the sodium monster showed me :(

My little one is 9 today :D

see you all later, Have a wonderful day :)

MamaP
01-07-2013, 11:42 AM
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242.0

OnaMi
01-07-2013, 12:32 PM
My goodness Rennie you sure are organized :lol: How long will all that food last you guys? sorry bout the sodium.Mentally you know it'll fush out soon,that's why you're up today,carbs weren't that bad,watched what you ate so..everything is good.Have to find a positive in there some where :hug:

Now that's determination,washing the icing off your hands :bravo: I have to do stuff like that sometimes when I'm at/around Mother...handing her bad carbs or something that I don't want to eat.i know that if I even get a slight crumb of something I will lose all control and the whole day is a wash :o

The only thing I know of is to just drink alot of water the next day and go light on the sodium for awhile.Seems like I watch my sodium intake,carbs and now starches more than anything cause I'm tired of fighting to get rid of the water weight.Thank you :)

Awesome Job KimL :yay: you're doing it :carrot:

Hay NewMe :wave: Enjoy your Journey :)

A great job yesterday MamaP :carrot: that .2 is just a flucuation :)

Finally back to where I was before the Holidays! WI @ 155.0 this morning! Did an Hour on the elliptical this morning! A new Toy :D Burned 400 calories and worked on Abs for awhile.

dangerouscurvesahead
01-07-2013, 03:10 PM
hello ladies hope everyone had a good weekend! holding steady at 199 which is ok specially since i was supposed to "start" on the 5th and still havent, just loving the bloat to much to let it go i guess lol ugh! rennie my carb intake may seem high but as long as its good carbs it actually helps me/you. complex carbs and the fiber they contain make your body work to digest them where simple carbs just add to the sugar load. the energy you get from complex carbs and fiber is an awesome feeling with no crashes. i have to admit i may be one of the rare people that love rice cakes (puffed brown rice), the caramel n chocolate i use for breakfasts w/pnut butter and banana its flippin awesome! the white cheddar or lightly salted make great snacks and a healthy replacement for croutons in my salads! my kids love them too. i make my own "trail mixes" its cheaper and always something different to keep in my gym bag/car. couple different dried fruits (w/no sodium added), a nut of some sort, POST wheat/bran chex (no salt/sugar added), semi-sweet choc chips or pnut butter chips! make a gallon bag for the house and for me to keep in car/bag = healthy/cheap snack on hand for all. i use whole wheat tortillas for everything that i may need/want bread for even for salads on the go (fiber n roughage). i aim for 25-35mg of fiber a day every day and thats easy when u eat healthy carbs! my body is changing so fast that people think im using "quick fixes" and im not at all and i dont deprive myself i just make better choices and eat more now actually than i ever have! i wish id have known all along how easy and how tasty it is to lose the weight! my meats are kept to lean cuts (deck of cards size), baked, grilled, broiled. MRS. DASH has soooo many no salt added seasonings to choose from that you can add to absolutely anything. POPCORN is not the enemy- its a whole grain snack, add mrs dash, parm cheese and it still remains healthy!
sorry it took so long to get back to you, weekends are crazy and that this is so long i just get so excited when im asked about my new lifestyle and you can ask me anything anytime you like, asking questions is how we learn! you ladies have an awesome day!
P.S. i'm not on a sodium restriction but i do keep it 1500mg or less a day simply because i love the feeling i have with not retaining water, especially my joints since i have arthritis in a few different places , it really makes a difference on the body when you keep it low.

NewMe160
01-07-2013, 03:21 PM
Hey Love2B150,

I had done LA weightloss in high school and reached my goal weight. loved the program. I didn't learn how to maintain it...and gained all the weight back and more. Then I had a baby and gave 60 lbs. I lost 50 of the 60 baby pounds.

I joined LA weightloss in the fall but they closed their offices. I loved going in and meeting with the counselors.

I really need accountability. Luckily I found this website. I've been good all day counting calories. Drank all 8 glasses of water, too. :)

What plan do you follow?

NewMe160
01-07-2013, 03:23 PM
Happy Birthday to your lil one, Love2B150.

My lil one just turned 1 a few days ago!

NewMe160
01-07-2013, 03:27 PM
anyone watch the biggest loser last night? i was crying my eyes out with all their stories.

Steph7409
01-07-2013, 07:02 PM
I'm irritated - had a great day yesterday but am up almost a pound today. Boo!! I've been at this long enough to understand it doesn't work the way we want it to, though, so I'm telling myself to just keep on keeping on.

Rennie, happy birthday to your youngest, and good job on the cake!

Ona. I'm jealous of how quickly you've lost your holiday weight. I need to follow your example and be less self-indulgent.

Hello to everyone else. I'm off to ride my stationary bike and do some weight lifting.

KimL1214
01-07-2013, 11:42 PM
Steph7409~ How did your workout go? After looking at your ticker, Iím inspired! Youíve done amazing! I hope when I hit my first slump this time around I can take on your attitude of understanding and keep pushing!

NewMe160~ Iím a huge Biggest Loser fan and normally workout while watching the show. I always seem to have my best workouts while Iím watching!

dangerouscurvesahead~ Iím a rice cake lover too!!!

OnaMi~ Yay on getting back to your pre-holiday weight!!!

MamaP~ :wave:

love2b150~ Happy bday to your little one!!! Thanks on the congrats!

Killer workout tonight and I am TIRED! Amazing how I have gone from being an insomniac prior to stating my latest weight loss journey and now I canít wait to climb into bed around 11! Nothing else really exciting to report tonightÖ Keep on keeping on!

love2b150
01-08-2013, 10:03 AM
Kris just a little bump yesterday, no worries :), Hope you're having a great day :)

Ona most of it will last about 2.5 weeks, I still have to get more milk, eggs, cereal and fruits. Yes it was definitely the sodium. I'm down today so I'm happy plus yesterday my rings just started to turn around my finger like they weren't mine. I thought wow :D Well confession time ... I managed to do well with everyone around me on Sunday but yesterday we got a tiny cake just so she could have cake on her birthday. Well the cake was in the refrigerated section so when I sliced it a hard piece of icing fell on the table, no one was down here so instead of me throwing it in the trash I ate it and a little more no cake just the icing. I must say it truly did satisfy that sweet taste that I desired and I was done. I felt good even though it should have never entered my mouth :)

Wow Ona 155, great job :) I'm happy for you. :hug:

Joy I love rice cakes :drool: Aldi has some really good mini rice cakes. I eat just about everything you said except for the dries fruit. I have never tried it and don't find it appealing :D I'm a big ol' kid :D So on average how many carbs do you get in?

NewMe... the accountability on 3FC is the best. I have only met a few no it all people on here that believe they have the answer to everything but 98% of the people are very supportive and will support you through whatever you are going through. :) Great job yesterday on your calories and your water intake :high: I'm not really counting calories at the moment, but that is usually my focus. I'm basically trying to keep the starches away and really watch the sodium. I don't want to go over 1400 calories a day. But I learned from a dear friend here on 3FC that getting closer to 1600 calories a day will help better lose for me and it did but I'm having a tough enough time getting to the 1400 most days except for yesterday :D

Thanks for the Happy Birthday wish for our little girl. :) Aw Happy Birthday to your baby also :) No to the Biggest Loser, I don't watch a lot of television. I have to be reminded to catch something that I hear about that I may want to see :D

Steph and that is truly the right mindset and the only thing we can do, is keep on keeping on :hug: Steph don't be so hard on yourself you have done and are still doing wonderfully :hug: We do know what to do and I find it so funny that I loved the way I looked in 2010 but apparently not enough because I fell so quickly back into old habits. (smh)

Kim great job getting that workout in. :high: Glad you're getting the rest you need also. They say it's better to get 7-8 of rest when trying to lose weight. At least that's what I always read. :D Thanks for the Happy Birthday wish :)

Ok now me :D ... today started out well I am 1.4lbs down due to less sodium yesterday so I am happy. I'll be back later. I hope you all have a wonderful day, SMILES

Hi Sam and Laki :wave:

Amber where are you? :)

MamaP
01-08-2013, 12:43 PM
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242
08: 242.6 (pizza with the boys last night )

Need to make sure I drink a lot of water today to get rid of the extra carbs from yesterday.

My new BodyMedia arm band came today. I wore one when I first started losing weight and it was so helpful and motivating. I ordered a new one because the technology has changed and it can be synced to my phone (and they are soooo much cheaper now). I also got myself a badly needed freezer on Sunday so I can plan and prepare meals and such ahead of time. And . . . . I ordered a new blender (Blendtec) so that my green smoothies will actually be smooth. lol.

love2b150
01-08-2013, 01:25 PM
Kris I'm loving your sound. It's full of happy :D
Enjoy all of you new items and keep smiling. :)

MamaP
01-08-2013, 01:54 PM
Kris I'm loving your sound. It's full of happy :D
Enjoy all of you new items and keep smiling. :)

Where's the "like" button . . . Thanks. I am starting to get that desire to succeed back. :carrot:

My youngest grandson (2 1/2) stole my green smoothie this morning (he loves veggies, salads, pretty much anything) and refused to give it back until I promised to put some in a cup for him. He says to his brother (just turned 4) "it tastes like ice cream. You want some?" The older one (who hates veggies) said "No, it looks like salad."

I told him I was getting a new blender that would make it much better and it would really be nice and creamy like ice cream. He said if I can make it purple he "might" try it.

starbrite
01-08-2013, 03:16 PM
Hi ladies. Back to work for the first time this year - feeling positive and happy. Abs are sore after some serious ab work. Feeling happy, looking forward to booking our holiday and are all in a good place. DD is turning 17 in February and will be heading off to uni in 18months. DS has his own issues with weight and am trying to work that one through with him . It's a tough one because he is only 15 but it 6ft 3 and needs careful handling. Life is pod. I feel good. I have more or less maintained for 18months. I'm still wobbly, and am aware of the fact that I would need surgery to change this but at 45 am not prepared to do so.
Am doing ok food wise - am developing new recipes ro appeal to DS and DD. Have just ordered miracle rice and will let you know what this is like. I'm a big fan of miracle noodles and have some great recipes to use with these. Yummy !!

love2b150
01-08-2013, 03:46 PM
Kris LOL, get you a some red and blue food coloring it'll be a pretty purple :) I told my kids for years that fried salmon cakes (which I now broil) were crab cakes.

Oh I got the jello mix yesterday. I haven't made a shake/smoothie yet, maybe tonight for dinner :)

Sam, I am so loving all of the HAPPY today. :)

Sam and Ona the Harris Teeter here sells the Miracle Noodles, I'll look for the rice also when I go since it's not near here, get it all while I'm there :D

Steph7409
01-08-2013, 09:56 PM
Hey all,

Glad to see so many happy chicks! I had a pretty good day today - ate well and did an hour with Leslie Sansone. I jogged for most of it so it was a good workout.

I'm pooped, so I'll catch up tomorrow.

love2b150
01-08-2013, 11:13 PM
Glad you had a good day Steph, rest well :)

I think I did pretty well over all. I went to Harris Teeter for the miracle noodles and rice and the manager said they put that on line that the store carries them but each store does necessarily sell them. No duh since there was no shelf label in his store. That was a waste of gas.

calories were really high and that didn't include the 8 mini pretzels or the 6 salty pepperoni that I ate. :( I've got to do better Ladies ... got to do better

Good Night ALL

love2b150
01-09-2013, 08:44 AM
GM ALL

I'm up a pound to 196.8.

Have a nice day! Wishing :goodvibes: to ALL of US :)

dangerouscurvesahead
01-09-2013, 09:20 AM
gmornin- been kinda rundown past cpl days n not sure y either. Ive even been falling asleep when i get home, havent done that in ages. Still no T.O.M. just all the lovely symptoms so not sure if thats y im feelin so blah. My eating is good, my exercise isnt 100% but im doing it. Ill weigh in when i get to the gym as i dont have a scale at home cuz id prolly drive myself insane if i did! Sorry no personals i type from my fone most times so its hard to do. Bbl ladies.

MamaP
01-09-2013, 11:54 AM
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242
08: 242.6 (pizza with the boys last night )
09: 243.6 (going the wrong direction)

Going to lunch today with my daughter for my birthday, but I've already checked the menu and planned my lunch so that I'm on program. No more mistakes like I made on Sunday - went to lunch with my son & his girlfriend and ordered what I thought was a healthy choice (a veggie burger) - looked it up when I got home and was shocked that it was over 800 calories and over 60 grams of carbs.

dangerouscurvesahead
01-09-2013, 05:57 PM
well still holding 199 it sux but at least its not a gain n ive noticed the sides of my gut r caving in so that means im shrinking at least so that makes me feel better! Maybe im in a funk just cuz its winter n i so hate the cold, i need sunshine n fresh air oh well ill keep plucking along n know i am doing this all for me!

love2b150
01-09-2013, 11:24 PM
Hi Joy, hope you feel better soon :hug: How late is Aunt Flo? I tried typing from my phone it is extremely hard for me but my 19 year old does it with pure ease :D. ... great attitude ... hope you're smiling :hug:

Kris ... today is your birthday?? Well :bday2you: ... that is crazy on the veggie burger, who would have thought? Huh I guess we never know. ... I remember someone saying that most restaurants have the nutrition facts if you ask, I've never asked but it's worth a shot :D I hope you enjoyed your day, with the family ... don't allow that scale to take away your HAPPY :hug:

oh my goodness my 9 year old just had me measure her for Wii fit. I had to order another one since we can't fine the other one we had glad they're cheap now on ebay :) ... oh but she is 4 ft 9.5 inches tall that is crazy, LOL. She's the only one that is still shorter than me. Any who, I had a good day, no off point eating, and I got my water in. I am in my HAPPY place. Hoping the scale will show some relief to my good day. My calories were only 934 but I'm not hungry so I think I should be ok. Got another birthday party this weekend, I'm told the menu will be cake, ice cream, pizza and grilled hot dogs ... I love grilled hot dogs with some tangy mustard and Texas Pete chili :D

ok good night ALL ... hope your day was great and your night is even better :hug:

KimL1214
01-09-2013, 11:47 PM
Fly by... NSV at work today when my co-worker supplies lunch and I was still able to stay within calories!

MamaP
01-10-2013, 02:20 PM
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Kris ... today is your birthday?? Well :bday2you: ... [/COLOR]

Thank you. It was a good day. The scale is up even more today, but I'm not concerned about it. I know the cause is most likely too much sodium and carbs from eating out twice yesterday. I didn't go over my calories by much, but dinner was at a Japanese steakhouse (with my daughter and grandsons) so lots of sodium and carbs (white rice). I had a green smoothie for breakfast. I have some leftovers from the steakhouse for lunch so I will really need to watch my sodium/carbs the rest of the day. I also need to start exercising again so that's on my to-do list for tonight. At least 30 minutes of walking or dancing :dancer: . . . If I come back tomorrow and don't report that I did it then feel free to give me a kick :kickbutt: in the behind.

I hope everyone has a great day. Sorry I'm not good with personals . . . but I'll get there. :wave:

January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242
08: 242.6 (pizza with the boys last night )
09: 243.6 (going the wrong direction)
10: 246.6 (Sodium)

dangerouscurvesahead
01-10-2013, 02:55 PM
well it's bright and sunny today so definitely need to make sure i take the dogs for a walk this afternoon! maybe it will help me. Rennie~ aunt flo should have been here on the 4th-5th and still nothing except all the lovely aches and pains. Ive got an IUD and just had check-up last summer and all was well and in place. Ive been menopausal since i was 35 so maybe its just that coming into play I HOPE cuz i cant wait to be on the other side of this part of "being a woman"! Glad to see there are other rice cake lovers in the world, i was beginning to think i was the only one lol people around here think they r disgusting n look at me like ive lost my mind lol which im sure i have but dont think thats why i love em lol! pushed myself harder today with my workout trying to kick something into gear in me. hope yall have a great day!

love2b150
01-10-2013, 07:53 PM
Great Job Kim at lunch :high: Nice NSV

Kris glad you have a good day and that is what matters :) LOL on the :kick: I need one too. Rissa set up the Wii last evening and I truly planned to hop on today I am warn out. :) Do what you can on personals, I believe it's more the person just checking in that matters because we've let some one else in on our UPS :) and our DOWNS :( ... and it's great to share with others that understand. :)

Joy, LOL I can't wait to be on the other side of this part of being a woman either. I started having night sweats are I had my first child of course they weren't bad and my midwife said that sometimes happens. Around 35 the after my fourth child they got worse, then when I hit 46 oh my goodness. My husband thinks it's crazy how I can be drenched for no reason, LOL. Great job on the workout :)

I got up to the same weight this morning and I know it would have been lower had I had enough sleep. I was up until 2:45a.m. nothing wrong just cleaning. My family is use to me doing it so I can vacuum and everything they'll turn over and sleep through it. When the clock went off at 6a.m. I wasn't happy :)
My eating has been on point today though I got a very late start. I didn't eat until almost 1p.m.

I hope the others check in some time, it would be nice to know how everyone is doing :)

Steph7409
01-10-2013, 10:27 PM
Rennie, you need to get more sleep!

Kris, belated happy birthday!

dangerous, good for you for pushing yourself with your workout. I find myself coasting sometimes and have to remind myself to keep up the pace!

I had dinner with a couple of former co-workers tonight and ate way too much, but it was so tasty!

love2b150
01-10-2013, 10:44 PM
Steph I will tonight for sure. I think when my head hits the pillow I'll be knocked out :)

I can't wait to go north and have a few meals with my friends ... not planned anytime soon but the thought makes me smile :)

MamaP
01-11-2013, 12:26 AM
I did my 30 minutes of :dancer: Just Dance :dancer: . . . I didn't want to, but I thought "I told everyone they can kick my butt if I don't do it," so I did it. According to my bodybugg, my 30 minutes of dancing burned about 450 calories so it was worth it. Feels pretty good too. Now to just repeat tomorrow.

Night all. I'm hoping I sleep tonight. Last night, according to my bodybugg, I only slept 5 hours and 45 minutes . . . and I was in bed almost 9 hours. Sleeping like that (or I should say "not sleeping") sure makes for not much rest.

MamaP
01-11-2013, 12:00 PM
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242
08: 242.6 (pizza with the boys last night )
09: 243.6 (going the wrong direction)
10: 246.6 (Sodium)
11: 243.8

I did really good yesterday (except according to my food tracker I had too much sodium again).

My new blender is supposed to come today. I'm really looking forward to that. There will be some serious smoothie making happening in my house!

Being accountable makes a world of difference. I need to never leave 3FC again!

I hope everyone has a good day. It's Friday! :carrot:

dangerouscurvesahead
01-11-2013, 02:54 PM
well "aunt flo" made her way to my neck of the woods of course just in time for the weekend and i feel absolutely horrible, just want to sleep and or cry, the cramps have just taken over ugh n its pose to reach 70* sunday! ah the joys of being a woman! Yall have a good weekend!

love2b150
01-11-2013, 05:43 PM
Kris glad you got that work out in. I stepped on the Wii for a moment to help Rissa because she was losing but only did 3 more minutes after that. Didn't amount to anything. I want one of those bodybuggs so bad. I remember you all talking about them before. Good going and I hope you get more rest today :)

Kris great job on the 2.8lbs of water gone WHOOSHHHHH :D I'm with you I need NOT ever leave 3FC again ...

LOL Joy, Aunt Flow is spotty here so she'll be full blown sometime this weekend. No cramps yet thank goodness. Yesterday was in the low 60's and nice here, today is cooler and rainy, we'll see what the weekend holds. Hope you feel better soon :hug:

I lost the 1lb I gained. I seem to be staying in the high 190's ... can't seem to get under 195.8. :( My weight stats are on page one.

aka8941
01-11-2013, 07:20 PM
Found you guys!!! Who else are we missing, Diana is somewhere around here...

Let's do this!!!

Steph7409
01-11-2013, 08:00 PM
aka, how's the running going? I'm hoping to do a 5K in the spring, or maybe summer - not sure when I'll be able to get outside to run again enough to get ready.

I had too much too eat for dinner last night and that made me hungry today. I hate that! I need to tighten it up tomorrow because I'm having lunch with my dad on Sunday at a place that has fabulous fries. It's the only place I get them at and I'm not sure I'll be able to resist. I think last time I just had fries and a small Caesar salad - yum.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

aka8941
01-11-2013, 09:21 PM
hey Steph-I've actually been on a 5 week hiatus...and I just got back like 5 minutes ago from my first run since. It was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be, and I made it a solid 35 minutes. My sisters and I are going to do a run together in April, so that has motivated me to get going again. I don't want to be shown up by my big sisters...**** no.

spend money on a run...that'll get you going. At least that is what works for me.

aka8941
01-11-2013, 09:55 PM
tracked food today, used fitbit..got 10,000 steps. got a good night sleep last night. Met with my intern advisor and she wants me to continue with the project, so I'm not going to say no....I mean..it's only a 6 hour a week commitment. Job interview at Texas Children's Hospital Friday and a new semester starts Monday and I am ready.

love2b150
01-11-2013, 10:12 PM
Hey Amanda, Diana is on this ----->

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/weight-loss-support/272202-daily-accountability-lifestyle-change-january-2013-everyone-welcome.html

she still has her accountability thread like before.

LOL Steph, I like that kind of meal, fries and a salad :drool:

Amanda you are still a busy little bee :) Keep on going. and good for you on your run. :)

MamaP
01-11-2013, 10:22 PM
So excited to get my blender today . . . I used it tonight to make "tortilla" soup. I modified the recipe a little but it was good. I'm stuffed and my dinner was only 324 calories.

It had: a tomato, a carrot, part of a bell pepper (supposed to be red, but I had green), onion, pepper jack cheese, fresh parsley (I didn't have cilantro), roasted red pepper hummus (recipe called for 1/4 of an avocado), garlic powder, salt and water. My blender turned it to pure (slightly creamy) liquid in 60 seconds, then I warmed it up. Part of it I drank like you would warm tomato juice and I added some corn to the rest of it and had soup. If I had it to do over, I wouldn't add the corn - I think it was better without it and I think the corn added unnecessary calories and carbs. I think I will make it again and try adding black beans.

I'm looking forward to trying it out for a green smoothie tomorrow. Getting healthy . . . and I love it!

love2b150
01-11-2013, 10:42 PM
Kris love the excitement, glad you received your blender. Now don't forget to make the purple vegetable smoothie for your grandson :D. How does the cheese blend up? I have never thought of putting cheese in a blender. You must have a really good one. I have an inexpensive Black & Decker I think. LOL I don't even know where it is. When I purchased my GE bullet type gadget I stopped using my blender and now you tell me I can make soup :D :rofl: wish I knew :)

MamaP
01-11-2013, 10:55 PM
Rennie - I bought a Blendtec. It is a high powered (expensive) blender. The best price I found was at Costco. Everything blended up great! I have been using a Ninja and am tired of green smoothies that weren't completely liquid - like still having celery strings, apple peel and tiny spinach pieces. It also has an 8 year warranty. I really feel like it was an investment in my health.

love2b150
01-12-2013, 12:05 AM
Kris, that's a great way to look at it ... and well put. :) I do find that with the little GE thing I have pieces sometimes. LOL I think I have just gotten use to it. But I it would definitely be nice to make a soup like to take with me and drink when I want. :)

OnaMi
01-12-2013, 10:29 AM
:wave: everybody

I've been sick,Mother In hospital so life has been hectic! Held it mentality together about/with food! :yay: Last night was the First time I've had a good nights sleep in a while.Haven't/couldn't exercise.WI @ 155.6 this morning after eating late and laying down.I have never been that tired.

Felt like I was in a war the other night.spent the night w/Mother at the hospital and had to sleep w/Donuts smelling over my head:dizzy: I moved my cart to the other side of the room :lol: and didn't eat a one :carrot:

What's really been helping is talking to myself,Listening to my body of when I'm hungry and not just eating to eat.
Just because I see cookies ,cakes and unhealthy food everywhere doesn't mean that I have to just taste it.

She's suppose to come home today hopefully,My cold is better and hopefully my life can get back Normal.
When my Sister and I were making plans about Mother and I was telling her that i have to pack food,etc.. She said.."My goodness,your life is revolved around Food" :o I said.."No,I just have to always be prepared" :p :D

No time to catch up w/you guys now.Always thinking of ya'll (think that's what helped me not taste one of those little donuts balls :D) and sending/wishing ya'll good strength :grouphug:

starbrite
01-12-2013, 11:10 AM
Hi gang. Been a busy week back at work, and this is the first time I have sat down all week !
Ona - Well done on avoiding the bad stuff. It is very hard when stress rears its ugly head, not to step onto that cycle of eating for the sake of it. Hope your mum is feeling better, and that life can calm down a bit for you :hug:

Managed to persuade DS to join the gym. He's a big boy, and needs to move more to stop the problem escalating. He seems happier, now he has begun to think about the problem. Slowly and with small steps, I hope he will win the war against his weight problem.

I've been positive all week. The gym so helps me fight SAD. We have little or no sun here, and in years previous I have suffered really badly with seasonal disorder. So far, since the gym has become a constant in my life I feel better. Physically and mentally. :carrot:

Haven't weighed myself, but tbh I made a conscious decision to step away from the scales. I found that once I hit goal, the weighing became counterproductive. I try to do like Ona, I try to listen to my body. Eat when I'm hungry, and not eat when I'm not. I am developing some great little healthy recipes, and trying to vary my food some. This is mostly because I want to show DD how to eat for life. She's slim, but not skinny. She wanted to lose a few pounds and get healthy, so she has encouraged me to make new things.
I love my kids so much sometimes, I feel like my heart will break when they leave ! Soppy old woman that I am !!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Take care and be good to yourselves :grouphug:

MamaP
01-12-2013, 11:56 AM
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242
08: 242.6 (pizza with the boys last night )
09: 243.6 (going the wrong direction)
10: 246.6 (Sodium)
11: 243.8
12: 241.6

Don't have much time this morning. Heading out to pick up my boys for a day/night with Grandma. We have lots planned. I've packed myself a snack, a green (somewhat purple) smoothie and extra water for the day so I can stay on plan. I'm gonna try out the purple smoothie on my grandson tonight or in the morning and see how it goes. Today's smoothie is more purple than green, but not quite purple enough yet. I think it needs more blueberries . . . or maybe even some beets. Maybe I can find a purple cup to put it in so it looks more purple. Whatever works, right?

I hope everyone has a great day/weekend. I will try to check back in this evening.

aka8941
01-13-2013, 03:47 AM
Ate a bit more than was expected today..(great day with the boyfriend which included a Central Market delicious sandwich) ..but all is not lost. Tracked it and everything is A-OK. See you guys tomorrow.

MamaP
01-13-2013, 11:24 AM
Semi-success with the purple smoothie experiment this morning. It took some serious coaxing and a lot of silliness on my part to get my oldest grandson to even try it, but he finally did. He had no idea he was eating (drinking) spinach and celery, along with apple, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries. He thought it was just blueberries and strawberries fighting over what color it was gonna be. Strawberries want it red and the blueberries want it purple so it is "purple-y red" and "I better drink it fast before they fight more." Success will be when he drinks it without the coaxing or even asks for them - I can only hope. lol.

I had a little more sodium and carbs yesterday than I wanted, but overall a good day considering most of it was spent on the go. I did manage to stay within my calories for the day. I better get . . . I need to finish getting ready for church. Have a great day!

January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242
08: 242.6 (pizza with the boys last night )
09: 243.6 (going the wrong direction)
10: 246.6 (Sodium)
11: 243.8
12: 241.6
13: 241.8

love2b150
01-13-2013, 02:40 PM
Ona good to see you :hug: Sorry to hear about your Mother going in the hospital is she ok? Glad she's being released today. If I'm not being too nosey what plans are you making for your Mother? Glad to hear your cold is getting better. I've had an on and off cold for a while also, thanks to my little darling :)
Your sister has never really been too positive about your journey so she would think that all you think about is food. Just continue to do what you're doing. Great NSV with the donut holes :) I would have moved my cot also to keep from smelling then and probably put them in a nice plastic bag also :D

Sam great job on helping and convincing your son to make that first step and good for him on seeing that there is some good to healthy :) He has a great example in his MOM to look up to that's for sure :) Good for you on the positive mindset.

Ona and Sam, I'm happy to hear that you both listen to your bodies ... I sure hope to get there some day and follow suit with the two of you :hug:

Sam, I know what you mean regarding the children. Chelle got married last year remember. She and her husband stay with us and as much as I want to see her on her own. I know I will miss her dearly. But they will only be moving 2 hours away so I think I can handle that. :) And of course I will blow up her phone with text messages, hehehe :D

Kris, nice weigh in yesterday a 2.2 whoosh :carrot: Yay YOU :D, LOL I read your post last nice on my phone I thought that was great the purple smoothie idea. Rissa loves beets more than blueberries, interesting. And you are so right whatever works :D Nice work with the smoothie :high: Still loving your Happy, your post make me smile :) Thanks

Amanda Good job yesterday :)

I woke up yesterday to 196.0 and this morning to 196.8. I didn't fully count but didn't eat so much that I can't add it in and log it later. We went to my cousins for her sons birthday party and great for me that there was a lady there doing what I'm doing. So I felt good she didn't have pizza, cake, ice cream, soda, or regular chips. She did eat some multi-grain scoops with salsa and grapes. I went prepared with my salad all the fixings and sunflower seeds. I came home and had a gyro that I made on a 5 net carb tortilla with feta, a grapefruit and 32 ounces of water.

Today I've had some eggs with ham and cheese that my middle son shared with me. And a make shift apple crepe. My oldest son was making real crepes and I wanted one so mine was a 5 net carb tortilla, a half of small apple sliced thin, cinnamon and a pack of Splenda. :drool:

Well I think my day is going well, not one complaint or issue. :D
Enjoy your Sunday everyone :D

Steph7409
01-13-2013, 10:13 PM
Hey all,

I had a bad weekend, food-wise. Really, just inexcusable overeating. Boo, me. I had two good workouts though.

I'm stressed about my new job. The practice manager wants me to learn every job there, so this week I have to check in patients and call insurance companies to get benefits - plus do the financial stuff that I consider my "real" job, so I have to get in early and work through lunch. I'm not happy about it and am hoping to get an interview at another place this week (a job quite similar to my old job). I thought I was ready for a big change but apparently not.

I hope everyone has a good week!

love2b150
01-13-2013, 11:19 PM
Aw Steph, sorry about your weekend and your job. Why is it you have to learn so much so quickly? That seems odd. How long have you worked there? And what do labor laws say about not having a break in your state? That was happening to my daughter and it quickly changed when I told her to mention to them that it is not legal to work through lunch and work ten hour days with no break. Hoping for that interview for ya soon :hug:

MamaP
01-14-2013, 11:03 AM
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242
08: 242.6 (pizza with the boys last night )
09: 243.6 (going the wrong direction)
10: 246.6 (Sodium)
11: 243.8
12: 241.6
13: 241.8
14: 240.4

I am sure I will get a bounce back. I was way under my calories yesterday because I fell asleep and slept through dinner. I must have been tired . . . put my feet up in the recliner late yesterday afternoon for a "little" nap and woke up 6 1/2 hours later - got up and took my bedtime meds, put on my PJs and went to bed for the night.

I will try to get back later today for personals . . . lots to do today at work.

I hope everyone had a great weekend.

dangerouscurvesahead
01-14-2013, 03:08 PM
:flow2:Hello Ladies!~
survived the weekend even tho aunt flo is still with me, such a wonderful woman she is :rolleyes:
we never did see the sun or the warm weather it was a heavy fog all weekend but my dd and i still did a moderate/difficult 3 mile hike sunday afternoon at a local state park, we had some quality girl time and i took the dogs for their 30 minute walk that evening. ive got good news after having the blues/blahs the past few days... the scale FINALLY moved DOWN for me im at 195 so thats 2lbs down for january (so far) not much i know but im tickled with it lol :flow1: so that puts me 37lbs down and 45lbs to go! (not that yall cant read it on my ticker i just wanted to actually type it out lol :cloud9: ) my food has been on plan but like i said my exercise altho doing it wasnt being given my all and i'm going thru some personal stress that i think ive finally put into perspective and came to a conclusion so maybe ill become leveled out again and back on track. my kids told me yesterday that they are so proud of me for all my hard work and motivation and not to let anything get in the way of it and ya know what... I'M NOT! truly hope you ladies are all doing well and life is being good to you on this journey to healthy! "reminder to me" God never gives you more than you can handle and everything happens for a reason and its up to me to learn from it!

MamaP
01-14-2013, 09:21 PM
I made this tonight with my Blendtec blender. I added 6 ounces of rotisserie chicken and a can of black beans and didn't add corn or the tortilla chips (the nutritional info below is, I'm sure, based on the basic recipe). It is delicious. I am stuffed and very satisfied.

TORTILLA SOUP
A great soup for a quick supper. Pulse in corn kernels, black beans, tortilla chips or your favorite add-in for a chunky soup.

INGREDIENTS

2 Roma tomatoes, quartered
Ĺ large carrot
1" slice red pepper, approximately ⅓ c
ľ avocado
2 tbsp onion
1 ounce pepper jack cheese
2 sprigs fresh cilantro
1 tsp no-salt herb seasoning
ĺ tsp kosher salt
ĺ tsp garlic powder
2 c warm water
Ĺ c tortilla chips

INSTRUCTIONS
Add all ingredients but tortilla chips to jar in order listed and secure lid. Select "Soups." Add tortilla chips, secure lid and press "Pulse" 2–3 times.

VARIATIONS
For more texture, add ingredients such as Ĺ cup black beans, corn kernels, cheese, chicken, and fresh tomato. Secure lid and press "Pulse" 2–3 times or until desired texture is reached.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Servings 4
Serving Size 1 c
Calories 60
Fat 3.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 350 mg
Carbohydrates 5 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugar 3 g
Protein 2 g

aka8941
01-15-2013, 02:52 AM
had around 1400 cals today and burned 2176 according to fitbit. so hopefully i'll see a dip in the morning. Good night.

MamaP
01-15-2013, 11:26 AM
December 2012: 246
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242
08: 242.6 (pizza with the boys last night )
09: 243.6 (going the wrong direction)
10: 246.6 (Sodium)
11: 243.8
12: 241.6
13: 241.8
14: 240.4
15: 239.2

love2b150
01-15-2013, 10:45 PM
Kris nice weight in yesterday ... and your body most definitely needed that rest. Glad you got it :) Wow Kris only 60 calories is great :) Great job on the 2.6 down in two days. Keep on making your filling soups, way to go :D

Joy good going on the 195 :high: Great children you have, looking out for MOM, love it and I too keep this in mind always ---> God never gives you more than you can handle and everything happens for a reason and its up to me to learn from it! :)

Amanda hears to a great weight-in tomorrow :high:

Well my weight has been going back and forth. I back to where I started when I first decided to get back on 3FC. TOM has arrived so that doesn't help. The bloat is there. I spotted for almost a week it seems and I am not supposed to start TOM until the 19th. My body is so wacky it's not funny.

I'm glad to see everyone doing well with little to NO hiccups, that's great to hear. I'll hopefully get things in gear soon. I hope you all have a great evening and I'll see you tomorrow :hug:

MamaP
01-16-2013, 11:06 AM
December 2012: 246
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242
08: 242.6 (pizza with the boys last night )
09: 243.6 (going the wrong direction)
10: 246.6 (Sodium)
11: 243.8
12: 241.6
13: 241.8
14: 240.4
15: 239.2
16: 237.6

Got my eye on the 20s now. . .

dangerouscurvesahead
01-16-2013, 02:52 PM
been raining here since last friday except for sunday which was so extremely foggy that it made for a creepy hike for my dd n i! NOW they r sayin 5 inches of SNOW for us 2maro before turning to ICE by nights end yeehaa! just when i was starting to get back on track ugh! oh well looks like we will be hiking and dogwalking in the snow! heck ifits the right kinda snow we will build a snowman lol cant change it may as well play/work with it! you ladies have a great evening ima get home and start prepping for the worst but pray for the best!

Steph7409
01-16-2013, 06:48 PM
Hi all,

I've been in a funk so have not been eating the way I'd like. I'm exercising daily, though, so that's helping me from continuing the upward trend.

dangerous, I hope the bad weather passes you by. It snowed all day here but didn't accumulate all that much, though the roads were bad this morning. We've had mild winters here lately, so I'm hoping for another one.

Kris, you've had a great month. Congrats!

Rennie, you'll get back on track. You know it's a process!

Amanda, that's a nice calorie burn for the day!

OnaMi
01-17-2013, 11:43 AM
:wave: everybody

Hang In there Steph :hug: great job on the exercising!! we just have to keep trying to do something to hold it all together.
Ah..don't feel like that...:hug:you've done/ are doing a great job :hug: you've come a long way.We all get down on ourselves and think that we can do better but we just have keep trying to find something positive out of it all and learn to enjoy what we have done.

Great attitude dangerous :high:

Go MamaP Go :cheer: you're doing great! :carrot: things are clicking again and I know you feel awesome :yay:

Stay w/it Rennie..you will not be defeated:sumo:We had to plan on who was going to stay at the hospital w/her and I had to plan what I was going to eat...seems like I'm always planning :D

HayAka,Sam :wave:



1/1 161.2
1/2-161.0
1/3-160.8
1/4-160.0
1/5-157.0
1/6-NWI
1/7-155.0
1/8-156.4
1/9-NWI
1/10-NWI
1/11-NWI
1/12-155.6
1/13-NWI
1/14-NWI
1/15-NWI
1/16-155.8
1/17-NWI

Yesterday was rough :dizzy: After eating Lunch @ Mothers yesterday I wasn't hungry but saw some cookies,junk food and wanted to eat them :dizzy: Man..did i have to fight not to.
I would sit somewhere where they weren't staring me in the face,that still didn't stop them from calling me.I had to go to my Brothers for a while,that was a help but when i got back..they were all still calling me.I left the room where they were,sat outside still...it was hard.

I thought about what the effects would be if I did start to eat them,didn't want to have to work extra hard to get that weight off,etc..and just fought!!!

Thankfully I made it,came home and had dinner.I don't want junk food to have such a possession over me.Some days are better than others and too i had some beans earlier,not enough protein I think and that probably caused the craving for junk.

Mother got out the hospital Sunday,been going over there everyday,exercising everyday,Church late last night..slept in this Morning.

starbrite
01-17-2013, 11:45 AM
Hello lovelies. Still around just had a rough week at work. Need a darkened room and a glass of wine!
Snow has hit us, and I hate it because it means the roads get crazy and I don't like to drive. Weekend for me though, so should feel renewed again :)

MamaP
01-17-2013, 12:40 PM
Go MamaP Go :cheer: you're doing great! :carrot: things are clicking again and I know you feel awesome :yay:


Exactly! Thank you! Things are starting to click again and it does feel good to be in control and moving the right direction again. I think it helped that I erased my old ticker/signature and essentially gave myself a clean slate. Rennie's e-mail about getting us all back together was perfect timing and helped get me pointed in the right direction again. Yesterday I looked at some old posts (like this: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-lb-club/197643-my-anniversary.html) and it is frustrating to see how far backwards I slid, but I didn't dwell on it. I was surprisingly excited to see the 30s again . . . whereas before when I tried to restart I wasn't finding any joy or anything with losses because I still felt like I was in the negative and had the "I've already seen this number but I screwed it up" kind of attitude. Not any more. Every healthy choice is a victory. Every pound is a victory. Every time I check my blood sugar and it's within the normal range (or close) is a victory. No more blood sugars in the 300s or 400s. I go back to the doctor for a diabetes check on March 8 (50 days from today). My goal is to be as close to the teens as possible (or in them) by then, because I know if I am then my blood sugars will have been in a good range.

dangerouscurvesahead
01-17-2013, 02:36 PM
:snowglo:Here comes the snow! with all the rain we've been getting i so hope the weight of the snow and ice doesnt pull trees down and we lose power to boot!:crossed: the scale has chosen to be good to me and it's gone DOWN another pound! 194 thats 38lbs gone and 44 to go!:cloud9: gotta love the "whooshes"! ladies have a wonderful day!

love2b150
01-17-2013, 10:20 PM
Kris you are doing great, good job on that 1.6 gone :woohoo: Kris you know I love your happy voice (sound) :cheer: I didn't know you are diabetic (I'm sure you probably told us before but my memory is off and on) :D ... if I could get my sugars out of the 200's (fasting) it would be great. That's with the Metformin. I can't wait to hear your victory story to the doctor, looking forward to it :)

Joy it's been the same here, fog and rain and calling for 5 inches of snow. After that snow we had in VA two years ago I can truly do without snow ever again :) Glad you're not gonna allow it to stop you ... keep on going lady :) Joy great weigh in :) How long did it snow up there? Is it still snowing? I see you posted at 1:36pm it just started here so I'm trying to figure out how long it will last. :)

Steph is it the job? Don't let it steal your joy :hug: You are above that, keep smiling and doing what you do and good/better things will come :) Glad you're still exercising :) And thank you for having faith in me ... yesss ;), I know it's a process, I just have to get back to it fully :D

Ona you too have had a great month. :) Good job on those cookies :high: My Pastor said last night it's amazing how Krispy Kreme can call your name, LOL. and then today I just had a show down (stare down) with pound cake and chocolate cake ... I'll be honest the only reason why I didn't buy it is because it was $3.50 per wedge ... so not worth the guilt and I just couldn't justify spending that much on something I clearly do not need :D

Aw Sam, hope to hear you smiling again soon :hug:, sorry about the snow ... I'm with you 100% regarding it though, it just started here. The kids are totally excited. :)

Hi Amanda :wave:

Well nothing great to report weigh wise. TTOM has hit full blast and my weight has been 198 for two days. SO hoping not to see 200. I have added something to my days that is good and I hope to share it with you all once everything is lined up correctly. In the meantime my eating is not totally off plan though it could be better and I am just flat out tired. But again it's all good. Thanks for being here ladies I am so glad that we are in this together :hug:

Please excuse any typos ... I'm really pooped :yawn:

dangerouscurvesahead
01-18-2013, 08:38 AM
Well we got lucky only ended up with less than an inch of snow/ice! Dd is on a 2hr school delay. The sun is pose to shine today, sunshine would b a wonderful n much needed change! Rennie i remember all 2 well the snow 2yrs ago! We had to hike outa here to road to get friends to take us to their home til power came back (week later). My coffee pot is calling me so u ladies have a wonderful, motivated, op day!

MamaP
01-18-2013, 12:15 PM
December 2012: 246
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242
08: 242.6 (pizza with the boys last night )
09: 243.6 (going the wrong direction)
10: 246.6 (Sodium)
11: 243.8
12: 241.6
13: 241.8
14: 240.4
15: 239.2
16: 237.6
17: 239.2
18: 237.4

MamaP
01-18-2013, 12:22 PM
Kris you are doing great, good job on that 1.6 gone :woohoo: Kris you know I love your happy voice (sound) :cheer: I didn't know you are diabetic (I'm sure you probably told us before but my memory is off and on) :D ... if I could get my sugars out of the 200's (fasting) it would be great. That's with the Metformin. I can't wait to hear your victory story to the doctor, looking forward to it :)


Thank you. My sugars have been really good and I've cut way back on the amount of insulin I'm taking. Actually, most days I'm not taking any with my meals (I probably should still take a couple of units). I'm still taking my bedtime insulin (Lantus, which is a 24 hour slow release insulin). I also take Metformin twice a day. According to my tester, my average sugar for the last 2 weeks is 150. I know that is still above normal, but it is a huge improvement and I am having a lot of sugars in the normal range. :carrot: I really can't decide if I want to completely cut out the mealtime insulin and see what my A1C is on March 8 or take a low dose with my meals. It actually makes me nervous to take mealtime insulin because I'm afraid of the crash. My doctor would not approve of no insulin, so whatever I do, I'm not gonna tell him until after I see the test results.

dangerouscurvesahead
01-18-2013, 01:59 PM
The Sun Is Shining!:sunny:
didn't do my elliptical in the gym today cuz ima do extra walking outside which im sure the dogs won't mind at all lol! WOW seeing the sun has sure made me feel better! :sunny:
2maro pose 2 b 50 n sunny i may actually get to perk up my color abit which will make me feel even better and more energized! U ladies have an awesome rest of your day!
OH WAIT... my workout pants r so baggy on me that they look like im carrying a "load" so i just tried a pair of my dd's on to get idea of a size i need and umm well shes in a size 7-9 and they fit me awesomely (not sure if thats a word but sounded good lol)! just this past july i was wearing a 1-2x workout pants, sweats, shirts and such! YEA!!!

MamaP
01-19-2013, 11:16 AM
Happy Saturday! Have a great day. I hit 10 lbs today (236.8). Woo hoo! Wondering if it's possible to see the 220s this month? Not gonna put any pressure on myself though - gonna just keep doing what I've been doing and see what happens.

love2b150
01-19-2013, 12:01 PM
Joy (smiling) I don't ever want to experience snow like that again. I stayed in Pittsburgh a bit so I've experienced crazy snow. I never even thought that would happen in Virginia though I do remember the blizzard of 78 and the one in 93, those were crazy also. LOL Joy, I feel you every time you say something ... I felt the same way when I saw the sun yesterday morning. It was cold when we first went out but the sun was shining and it did get up to 47 degrees so that made me feel good :) Woot woot ... great NSV on DD sweats on you. Way to go LADY :high:

Kris my take is you know your body and if what you are doing is working well for you keep doing it. It's like with the Metformin. I had to learn from people on 3FC and on the diabetic forums to try cutting my Met in half and doing 4 doses. The doctor never told me that and honestly I never even thought of it. It was making me feel so bad I just stopped taking it for a while especially if I had to leave the house. But cutting the pill I feel fine. I was on on insulin Humilin N with my last two children and it worked great I don't know why I can't use insulin now, at least I know it works. And Kris 150 is great compared to the 300's, 400's even my 200's. :) The lowest I had seen was 167 but that has been a while. It'll regulate some day :) OH MY GOODNESS Kris look at you go :cheer: you are truly putting things into perspective. Can you use the dress that you wore to the wedding as a goal? If so try it on every now and then until you are able to wear it then get a new goal dress. Just a thought :)

Well TOM is gone and the scale moved in the right direction this morning. I'm down .8 to 197.6 which I believe is where I started for the month so I really need to get my behind in gear.

It was 26 degrees when I woke up it's now 36 degrees, my Mom and her hubby are on their way here. We're all excited. We haven't seen them since the day after Thanksgiving. My Mom likes to take us out to eat and I never object that way I don't have to clean anything :D ... I hope to stay on point :crossed: I will see you all later ... WISHING YOU ALL a GREAT ON POINT DAY :hug:

aka8941
01-19-2013, 09:18 PM
slowly losing. 206.0 this morning. had that interview yesterday at texas children's...didn't go that well to be perfectly honest but I learned from it. I had fun today but will be right back at it tomorrow.

Resting the rest of the night.
zzz

love2b150
01-20-2013, 09:32 AM
Hope you rested well Amanda ... losing is losing and slow is the best way I've heard ... so smile :hug: :) Sorry about the interview. :hug: Was it a place that you really wanted to work? or was it one of the places you applied just because? Something will come through and you never know something may even come through out of that interview you had there :)

Well I had a nice weigh in this morning 196.0 so the scale is moving in the right direction again. I didn't really eat on plan yesterday, but my Mom is here and we did a ton of walking around stores, in and out, in and out and didn't buy much ... the kids just had birthday money that they had to spend :D I had a good nights sleep and I'm feeling good :) I hope you all have a great day. :hug:

MamaP
01-20-2013, 10:38 AM
Rennie ~ Glad to see the scale moving for you. Enjoy your visit with your mom. Have a great day.

I was way under my calories yesterday and didn't sleep very well, am down .2 today. I woke up starving and with a low blood sugar (70). After a delicious green smoothie (about 300 calories), I'm still starving so not sure how the day will go - lol.

Have a great day!

dangerouscurvesahead
01-20-2013, 03:47 PM
what a glorious brite sunshiny day n near 60℉! ive been sitting out on the back deck all day catching rays n hanging laundry out so im even being productive lol! Dh n ds have been gone since daylite so its just me dd n the dogs enjoying the day! The house is even enjoying the fresh air thats rushing thru it! What a day, what a day!

MamaP
01-21-2013, 11:17 AM
December 2012: 246
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242
08: 242.6 (pizza with the boys last night )
09: 243.6 (going the wrong direction)
10: 246.6 (Sodium)
11: 243.8
12: 241.6
13: 241.8
14: 240.4
15: 239.2
16: 237.6
17: 239.2
18: 237.4
19: 236.8
20: 236.6
21: 234.8

Closing in on the 20s . . . I went over my calories yesterday but still had a deficit. I got in about 20 minutes of hula hooping last night so that helped me reached my calories burned target for the day.

dangerouscurvesahead
01-21-2013, 12:02 PM
kids r out of school today so im playing hooky from gym. The sun is still britely shining altho temp isnt as high its still way nice out so still hanging laundry n soaking up the rays! I'll weigh-in 2maro at gym. My eating has been good short of a cpl homemade brownies i had that my dd made oops lol! Wonderful, beautiful, glorious, brite sunshine!

MamaP
01-22-2013, 12:10 PM
:wave: Okay Ladies . . . we need to liven this place up. We need each other . . .

Let's get this party started!!!!! (lol - I'm trying).

:carrot: :cb: :jig: :cp: :hat: :dancer: :twirly: :wizard: :goodluck: :celebrate:

:drill: - move it, move it, move it! :bike2: :ebike: :running: :woops:

Have a great day!

dangerouscurvesahead
01-22-2013, 02:41 PM
LOL kris! i agree this is not the time of year to slow down:nono:, altho this is the time of year that i normally do so i'm just tickled with the fact that ive not gained all my weight back and im still doing my work-outs:workout: n walks:kickcan: instead of hybernating! Hope you ladies had a great weekend and your week is awesome and uplifting!

dangerouscurvesahead
01-23-2013, 03:01 PM
Hmmm did everyone go into hibernation and not tell me about it?! according to my tape measure i'm DOWN another inch in my waist!:belly: whittling my middle is my biggest goal and i know it's going to be my longest, hardest goal but it will happen! It's become a real challenge for me now cuz the hubby:rollpin: said lasnite " you know you'll never be able to get rid of all that"! I'm guessing it was suppose to be a "don't get discouraged if" thing BUT that's not how i took it! IF i weren't on a mission before i definitely am now just to prove him wrong!:frypan: The weather man is calling for more snow tonite :yikes:but only possibly an inch so no big deal other than its not even pose to get to 30* so it's not gonna melt as it falls ugh and more snow, sleet and freezing rain friday! :yikes: You ladies wake up:coffee: get it in gear and cheer each other on!:cheer2::cheer3::goodvibes:cp::grouphug:

MamaP
01-23-2013, 03:03 PM
Hmmm did everyone go into hibernation and not tell me about it?!

I am beginning to wonder the same thing.

Congrats on your inches lost. Woo hoo!:carrot:

Steph7409
01-23-2013, 08:28 PM
Hi gals,

Sorry I dropped off the face of the earth, but it's been a rough time. One of my cats became quite ill very suddenly, and died on Sunday. It was awful and I'm just heartbroken. He was a sweet boy and I miss him. I've been trying not to smother my sorrow with food but haven't been all that successful. I know time is the best healer, so I'll try and ride it out.

I hope everyone else is doing well.

love2b150
01-23-2013, 11:50 PM
I just want you all to know that I'm still here :) Weight is blah ... I've started working again and I'm just trying to get re-adjusted to doing everything ... I will try to catch up tomorrow and Kris I did read where you said let's liven things up and get this party started ... Keep that spirit my friend ... I love it :hug:

aka8941
01-24-2013, 12:31 AM
I'm awake I'm awake!!! I keep falling off on the weekends, I need to find better ways to spend my weekends rather than eating and drinking with my friends. Something active and productive because all my efforts are lost starting Friday.

Tonight I did a nightclub cardio class at the gym, and tomorrow I will run!!

dangerouscurvesahead
01-24-2013, 11:49 AM
Gmorning! Woke up to 5ish inches of powdery white stuff this a.m n everything being closed for the day! More on the way 2maro too again pose 2 b just a dusting hmmm. My sister txt n told me shes DOWN 41lbs so far! My family joined me on my journey not long after i started n they realized i was serious n in it for the long haul. Im so proud of her! They r in the experimental stage trying dif methods n i have to bite my tongue cuz i just wanna tell em "go whole" n calorie count its easy simple n basic but thats my way n not for everyone so ill just b glad they r trying! AKA- make hiking get togethers w ur friends then drinks n such after or how bout wii bowling parties ur moving alot while drinking n eating? just some things i do so i still get movement in n my friends r moving too.

MamaP
01-24-2013, 12:00 PM
December 2012: 246
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242
08: 242.6 (pizza with the boys last night )
09: 243.6 (going the wrong direction)
10: 246.6 (Sodium)
11: 243.8
12: 241.6
13: 241.8
14: 240.4
15: 239.2
16: 237.6
17: 239.2
18: 237.4
19: 236.8
20: 236.6
21: 234.8
22: 235.8 (sodium & TOM)
23: 235.6 (TOM)
24: 235.6 (TOM)

I sure hope I get a "whoosh" after this second round of TOM for the month (which was quite a surprise).

Nice to see you all ~ Rennie, Step & aka! Hang in there folks!

Rennie ~ I'm trying! I'm trying! :carrot:

aka ~ I am involved in two BL challenges (one on here and one through my sister's facebook page). Official weigh-in for 3FC is Sunday, official weigh-in for the other is Monday. That sure helps to motivate me to stay on track over the weekend.

Steph ~ so sorry to hear about your cat. I know how our pets become family and it's so hard to lose them. :hug:

dangerouscurvesahead ~ snow, blech! We haven't had much snow this year, but I'm sure tired of the cold. I'm glad to see your family has joined you in your quest for health. Good for them . . . and you.

love2b150
01-24-2013, 09:32 PM
Thanks Kris regarding the visit with my Mom. We did :D Wow 70 that's not too bad because it was a fasting sugar. Maybe when you're hungry like that add an extra half of scoop or an extra whole scoop of protein powder. Just a thought :) Kris on the hula hooping, keep up the great work ... you are doing really well this month :high: Oh my goodness, I'm sorry you are having a second TOM, I remember Diana and I doing that in 2010 and 2011. Drove me nuts.

Joy Sunday was nice here also. We took a drive so my Mom could visit with her brother (my uncle :D) while she was here. Monday I didn't go out at all so I don't know what the temperature was :). Sounds like you were enjoying a lovely Virginia spring day, ahhhhh ;) Great job on the inches lost. And on the subject of all that going away (assuming he meant your belly) ... 3 years ago I could feel my ribs which I had not felt in forever so it does go down significantly with exercise ... I am living proof and I had and have a lot of belly now, LOL. I heard about no trash pick up today up there in my old neighborhood, wow ... We are supposed to get something starting tomorrow evening so they have closed the schools 3 hours early already. (smh)


Kris and Joy no hibernation here .... I'm with you all the way, I PROMISE :D

Steph sorry to hear about your kitty :hug:

Amanda I need to find an avenue of motivation (something active and productive). I so want to join a gym but now when I get off work I am pooped. I can't go in the mornings because I have to get the kids on the bus. So I don't know when I'll get to really work out. :shrug:

Well as promised I'm all caught up ... I'm going to try to check in more often but I am so tired when I get in and my back is giving me fits.

Ona and Sam hope you are having a great week so far :hug:

dangerouscurvesahead
01-25-2013, 09:20 AM
well we go under another winter storm advisary at 1pm today! None of the other has begun to melt cuz it hasnt gotten above 30 yet! Schools r closed again today so the kids have a 5 day weekend since monday is a teacher work day.

MamaP
01-25-2013, 11:14 AM
My hopes of seeing the 20s by the end of January have been dashed by this second round of TOM. Even though it would be awesome to hit the 20s that quickly, I won't be disappointed if I don't. I'm proud of my progress so far. I even had someone that works in the same building as I do say something to me yesterday about how I look like I've lost weight. I took my measurements today and I've lost several inches since the 10th of January.

So glad it's Friday . . . I'm ready for my weekend. I wish it would warm up enough that I could clean my garage, but I don't think that's gonna happen any time soon. I'm so ready for winter to be over. Have a great day!

December 2012: 246
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242
08: 242.6 (pizza with the boys last night )
09: 243.6 (going the wrong direction)
10: 246.6 (Sodium)
11: 243.8
12: 241.6
13: 241.8
14: 240.4
15: 239.2
16: 237.6
17: 239.2
18: 237.4
19: 236.8
20: 236.6
21: 234.8
22: 235.8 (sodium & TOM)
23: 235.6 (TOM)
24: 235.6 (TOM)
25: 235.2 (TOM)

dangerouscurvesahead
01-25-2013, 04:04 PM
Steph- sorry to hear about the loss of ur furbaby, i understand completely n my prayers r with u.
Rennie- i know i can whittle my middle ive gone from 48inch waist in july 2012 to 41inches as of this week! Its the squishy belly flap n around my belly button im aiming for! My sides r getting nice n hard n the sides of my squishy gut r caving in im hoping to suck it up so to speak with my daily ab/core work, hard cardio n high fiber intake! Ugh men!
Kris- u seem to b on a nice slow n steady decline which is always an awesome feeling! Glad yall are popping in again! Life happens for sure but it really feels good to touch base n stay connected!

MamaP
01-26-2013, 10:08 AM
December 2012: 246
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242
08: 242.6 (pizza with the boys last night )
09: 243.6 (going the wrong direction)
10: 246.6 (Sodium)
11: 243.8
12: 241.6
13: 241.8
14: 240.4
15: 239.2
16: 237.6
17: 239.2
18: 237.4
19: 236.8
20: 236.6
21: 234.8
22: 235.8 (sodium & TOM)
23: 235.6 (TOM)
24: 235.6 (TOM)
25: 235.2 (TOM)
26: 235.6 (TOM)

Ugh!!!! I think I may try a super low carb/high protein day/mostly liquid (protein shakes) and see if that moves the scale in the correct direction.

Have a good day everyone!

starbrite
01-26-2013, 12:14 PM
Hey :wave: glad to hear everyone is ok. So sorry to hear about your furry friend Steph. It's very hard to lose a friend :hug: hang in there.
I'm doing great. Really positive and content. It's such a good feeling to have conquered the demons in my head regarding my weight and looks. It's been over 18 months at/near goal, and I'm proud to say my efforts at the gym, have made such a difference. For the first time ever in my life, I feel toned and notice the flabby skin I was left with, is slowly, but surely, departing. Such a bonus for me. I have seriously considered cosmetic surgery, but wanted to see if I could manage to shift some of the excess myself. It has taken a lot of effort and determination, but it's truly worth it. Amazingly my vacation this year was planned around my ability to have access to a gym !! Haha !!

dangerouscurvesahead
01-27-2013, 10:37 AM
gmornin ladies, hope all r well! Was able to get out (snowy/icy roads) and stock back up on my fruits, veggies n whole grains which means no unhealthy snacking or meals! I honestly cant get over how just a few simple changes in food choices can make such a huge difference for the better! Im ever so glad that i stepped outside my safety net to explore different healthier food choices n realize what id been missing!

MamaP
01-27-2013, 11:07 AM
December 2012: 246
January WI:

02: TOM
03: 243.2 - TOM
04: 244.2 - TOM
05: 242.8
06: 241.8
07: 242
08: 242.6 (pizza with the boys last night )
09: 243.6 (going the wrong direction)
10: 246.6 (Sodium)
11: 243.8
12: 241.6
13: 241.8
14: 240.4
15: 239.2
16: 237.6
17: 239.2
18: 237.4
19: 236.8
20: 236.6
21: 234.8
22: 235.8 (sodium & TOM)
23: 235.6 (TOM)
24: 235.6 (TOM)
25: 235.2 (TOM)
26: 235.6 (TOM)
27: 233.6

I had 41 grams of carbs and 92 grams of protein yesterday. I am not sure what the net carbs of those 41 would be because my tracker only gives me the overall carbs (I could figure it out, but don't have time - am already running late for church). I was hoping to get more protein than that yesterday, but with being gone all day with the grandbabies it just didn't happen.

Have a great Sunday!

aka8941
01-27-2013, 05:34 PM
thanks for all the feedback you guys. went to park for three miles yesterday. ended up walking most of it (feeling sluggish). 205.6 on the scale today.

Steph7409
01-27-2013, 10:58 PM
Amanda, a 3 mile walk is great - especially if you were feeling sluggish.

starbrite, it's so inspiring to read your posts about being happy with yourself and how your hard work in the gym is paying off. Such a great attitude.

dangerous, I'm glad you were able to get out to the store! We had some bad weather here yesterday morning but the snow melted quickly.

kris, you've had a great month - congrats!

rennie, hope you're hanging in there. Did you start a new job?

I'm hoping to have a better week coming up. I'm expecting to have a 2nd interview for another job and am really hoping to get an offer. A more comfortable employment situation would make my life a lot better.

MamaP
01-28-2013, 09:57 AM
Thanks Steph! Hopefully next month will be as successful. Good luck on your interview!

Up .6 today to 234.2. Super frustrating when I know I did great on calories and activity yesterday. I had a new member's class at church and they provided lunch - I stayed well within my allotted calories and stayed away from the potatoes, bread and desserts. I am sure the issue was sodium. Also, I don't drink as much water as I should on the weekends. I did pretty good Saturday, but not as good yesterday.

We'll see what today brings. Have a great day everyone! :carrot:

love2b150
01-28-2013, 09:52 PM
Joy you're toning nicely it sounds, keep up the good work :high:JoyI agree with you on the foods ... I'll be glad when I can totally stick to it again.

Kris I agree with Joy you are on a nice and slow decline which is great keep doing what you're doing :high: It's supposed to be really warm here tomorrow and Wednesday high 60's low 70's then back to the 30's I think on Thursday and Friday ... hope some of the warmth comes your way :) Kris how many shakes did you have yesterday and which flavors did you drink? Were you full for the most part? Any snacks at all? Sorry for so many questions ... I'd really like to see an eight instead of a nine soon :) Great job on the two pounds down :high: and the .6 is probably just sodium ... water water water :D I actually do better on the weekends now with my water than I had been, maybe because I know I can go to the bathroom when I want without having someone relieve me.

Sam good going on the toning :high: and hey if the vacation is planned around feeling and looking great, being healthy ... makes for happy times ahead :)

Amanda I know you're use to running and sorry about the sluggish feeling but remember I lost 30lbs walking 3 miles a day, 5 to 6 days a week :) and looked and felt great, LOL yes I'm reminiscing :D

Steph :crossed: for you on getting the offer that you want. :) Yes I did start a new job this is my third week. I am doing what I've always loved to do child care, this is the first time I haven' been working for myself but I'll tell you the children now are truly interesting. :)

I think Ona has left us ... maybe she'll peak in some time. :)

I didn't do too bad this weekend. I got enough rest and I pretty much ate on plan. I ate a few carbs (breads and pasta), only a little per day. My children are really watching me. I have been wanting peanut butter so I've had a peanut butter sandwich here and there. One day I ate hush puppies :drool: and I made some Fettucini Alfredo with Shrimp so I ate a small bowl of that and surprising I saw 194.4 this morning. I saw 194.2 on Saturday but I thought it was because I slept until 9:30am then yesterday was 195.2 so not too bad. I may get to see at least a 2-3 pound loss for the month.

Any suggestions on our weigh in title for February?

love2b150
01-29-2013, 08:15 AM
Good Morning Ladies ... I stayed at 194.4 I'm really happy with that let's see if I can get to 193 or 192 in the next two days. Hoping for a great whoosh since I haven't had one :D

Have a great day Everyone ... I'll see you later :)

dangerouscurvesahead
01-29-2013, 09:17 AM
gmornin ladies the sun is britely shining n its warm like a spring day (wishful thinking)! Havent been to the gym since last wednesday due to weather n kids home but back on schedule today thank God but also means ive gotta brave the scale today too yippy. Rennie glad u found a job doing what u luv that always makes things easier! Ive decided to go back to work myself so started hunting yesterday so u ladies wish me luck n say a little prayer plz! How about "NOVA ladies LUVIN' ourselves in February (daily accountability)"? Ill check back in later w scale results n such, have a great morning!

MamaP
01-29-2013, 10:12 AM
Good morning everyone! Nice to see you Rennie. Keep up the good work! To answer your question about shakes....on Saturday I replaced two meals with shakes. They were large shakes - about 20-24 ounces each. I really wanted to cut out some carbs so I didn't make green smoothies, just regular protein shakes. Chocolate protein powder, Chocolate PB2 powder and almond milk. They were delicious. For dinner I had a large grilled chicken salad. I also drank over 2 liters of water. I didn't have any snacks during the day but mostly because I was busy and on the go. I have to say by the time I had dinner I was pretty hungry, but at no point did I feel like I was "starving." It helped that I was busy with grandbabies all day. I didn't even touch any of their snacks and we spent several hours at an auction (a friend has an auction house and the snack bar is pretty much free to me if I want it). The boys had nachos, M&Ms and peanut butter crackers. It was difficult, but I had told myself "one day of absolute strictness" and it worked. On Sunday I was in a 3 hour class after church and they served lunch and I cooked on the grill for dinner so I only had one shake that day (breakfast).

Well, I better get. Running late and I'm not quite ready to head out the door. I will try to check in later. Have a good one ladies!!!

233.8 today.

dangerouscurvesahead
01-29-2013, 07:03 PM
scale is holding strong at 194! Altho id love to see it go down i do realize im strength training n building muscle as well so at least the scale isnt going up! Felt good to get a work-out in and the dogs walked in the warm sunshine! Have a great nite ladies!

aka8941
01-29-2013, 11:06 PM
I'll get my scale in the mail tomorrow!

I'll check in then!

love2b150
01-29-2013, 11:32 PM
Joy when we went to the bus stop it was 49 degrees what a blessing compared to the weather over the weekend. When I took the kids out to play today it was gorgeous they were thrilled :) Supposed to be warm tomorrow but raining. I'm really hoping the rain will hold out until evening, not that I want to drive home in the rain, but it sure would be nice to see the children smile one more sunny day (cold weather returning on Thursday and Friday). Joy nice weigh in :) Keep measuring since the scale isn't budging much, the inches will definitely be going down :)

Kris I'm gonna try to make big shakes tomorrow and Thursday. I really want to see some kind of loss for the month. Thanks for all of your tips :hug:

Amanda did you order one to go with your tracker?

Kris and Amanda, can you give me the names of trackers that you use? and tell me what you like most about them? Have you tried any others? Thanks

Ona, Sam and Steph .... hi, hope all is well :hug:

New Thread link below ... I won't close this one until the morning of February 1st, so please continue to post here through January 31st :)

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/support-groups/274540-nova-ladies-friends-luvin-ourselves-accountability-check-february-2013-a.html#post4613020

love2b150
01-30-2013, 08:41 AM
well I'm up .8 to 195.2 :(. I feel bloated this morning which is not good so hopefully drinking only a protein shake for breakfast, a salad for lunch and another protein shake for dinner I should be good in the morning ... with my ten glasses of water :)

have a great day Everyone :hug:

MamaP
01-30-2013, 02:10 PM
Kris and Amanda, can you give me the names of trackers that you use? and tell me what you like most about them? Have you tried any others? Thanks


I use BodyMedia because I have the arm band. There is a monthly fee for using it but if I want to upload the data from my body bugg that's what I have to use.

dangerouscurvesahead
01-30-2013, 02:52 PM
Happy Hump Day Ladies!
Today was Tabata Day at the gym, it's a killer work-out BUT it works wonders on calorie burn and body sculpting! then of course i go and do the rest of my routine which is strength training of the body part of the day which today was my back and then ab/core work! The weather man is calling for severe thunderstorms tonight and even tornado watches after dark so i'm hoping to get the dogs out for their walk before it breaks bad outside. Guess i shoulda known we would have to pay for the pretty weather this time of year but oh well wouldn't turn down a bright sunshiny warm day in the middle of winter ever lol! Both of my lil darlin's are getting over head colds and i feel as though they have chose to share it with me now, i'm getting stuffy, headachy, rundown and feverish yippy! went thru the past 2 mornings and opened the house up to air it out and hopefully blow some of the cold germs away, so maybe it won't last to long or get to bad for me! The DH turn's 50 today and he's so bummed about it been grumpy for days now! jeez you'd think he was turning 90 or something! Seems the older he gets the more needy/whiny (big babyish) he becomes! Can't believe January is already over when it seems the New Year just started. Well you ladies have a great evening and "see" y'all tomorrow!

love2b150
01-30-2013, 07:19 PM
thanks Kris ... I'll look it up. :)

Joy get you some Energin C I think it's called ... stop those colds before they get to ya :) It's funny how men get whinny like us and then swear that they're not. Happy Birthday to your hubby. :)

Well I had my shake this morning and I'm drinking one now. I had a bag Caesar salad for lunch. I ate most of it minus the hard pieces of Romaine I left them in the bad. In addition to that I ate a 1/4 cup of sun flower seed kernels and a carmel rice cake. I've have only 6 cups of water and a 12 oz orange juice with my salad. Hope the scale is nice to me in the morning :D

dangerouscurvesahead
01-31-2013, 09:07 AM
Well it the last day of Jan can u believe it, a whole month gone already wow! We made it thru the storms lasnite with only a short power outage, so greatful! Rennie thanx ill def check for them this weekend. I must admit since my lifestyle change ive only been sick a couple times n they dont last near as long as they used to. Amazing how the body reacts to mainly whole foods n movement. January was an educational month for me i am consistantly learning and seeing new changes in my body, mind and spirit! Ill check back in later have a great day!

MamaP
01-31-2013, 11:08 AM
A little bit of an upswing today so I ended the month at 235.0 . . . an 11 lb loss for the month. I really wanted a bigger loss for the month, but I'll take it. I plan on hitting the 20s in February. I know I need to put more effort into exercise and really watch the carbs. My sister is coming to town this weekend and I already know we are going to be eating at a big buffet on Saturday. Hopefully I won't do too badly - gonna try to stick to mostly proteins and salad.

dangerouscurvesahead
01-31-2013, 01:48 PM
Ok started January on the rise @ 201lbs. from the holidays BUT ended it @ 194lbs. so all in all a nice loss for the month since my goal is -1lb. a week! Here's to the new month and may it be filled with SELF love, gratitude and appreciation for each of us!

love2b150
01-31-2013, 08:25 PM
Joy, I was just thinking the same thing, January flew by ... and my daughter will be 20 in twenty days. She's a woman I might as well get use to it :D 7lbs GONE for the month. :high: You did and you are doing great!

Kris I am with you 100% I need to do the same thing ... more effort into getting in some type of exercise because right now I don't do any really. The carbs I have cut out a great deal so I'm proud of myself there :) 11lbs GONE is a great thing. I truly hope you are proud of yourself, I am proud of you and happy with you and for you :cheer: keep up the great work.

Well my loss was 2.4lbs. It would have been better had I been more focused. I will try to make February a better month. :) See you all on the February thread
:wave:




http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/support-groups/274540-nova-ladies-friends-luvin-ourselves-accountability-check-february-2013-a.html#post4613020

aka8941
02-01-2013, 09:17 PM
Month loss =2.2

That'll do okay.