Support Groups - NOVA Ladies and Friends ... March - ing into a new Season Check-In

03-03-2013, 01:58 AM
Trying to get the NOVA folks and some old friends together here but EVERYONE'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 ... WE promise, you'll meet a great group of people here that'll have your back through it ALL

See you soon ....

03-03-2013, 02:09 AM
Started January 1 @ 197.2, Ending January 31 @ 194.8, Loss 2.4lbs
Starting February 1 @ 196.6, Ending February 28 @ 197.6 Gained 1.0lb
Starting March 1 @ 197.6, Ending March 31 @ ???.?

01 ~ 197.6
02 ~
03 ~ TTOM
04 ~ 196.6 (-1.0) TTOM
05 ~ 195.0 (-1.6) TTOM
06 ~ 196.0 (+1.0) TTOM
07 ~ 194.4 (-1.6) TTOM
08 ~ 193.4 (-1.0)
09 ~ 193.2 (-0.2)
10 ~ 194.2 (+1.0)
11 ~ 194.4 (+0.2)
12 ~ 194.4 (N/C)
13 ~ 193.8 (-0.6)
14 ~
15 ~
16 ~
17 ~ 194.6
18 ~ 193.0
19 ~ 193.6
20 ~
21 ~ 192.6 My baby boy is 12 :)
22 ~
23 ~
24 ~
25 ~
26 ~
27 ~
28 ~
29 ~
30 ~
31 ~ 196.8

03-04-2013, 01:45 PM
February was a wash . . . I'm not even sure what my weight was on the last day of the month but I know it was close to what I started the month at so that's the number I'm going with. NO MORE NUMBER GOALS FOR ME . . . I'm just going do what I know I need to do and let the numbers fall with no pressure.

December 2012: 246
January 31, 2013: 235.0
February 28, 2013: 235

04: 236.6
05: 236.4
06: 235.8

03-04-2013, 06:48 PM
I've got to agree with you kris, February was just awful all around miserable! My work-outs were next to non-existant, didn't lose anything, moods sucked, lots of stress ugh I'm glad its over!

03-04-2013, 10:00 PM
LOL Ladies though it isn't funny at all sounds like February just wasn't a great month. Though I will say it wasn't too bad for me until the end. One of the ladies that I work with said that I look like I've loss some weight but I don't see it. She asked how I would know I told her I typically weigh daily. She said I could have loss inches. I haven't measured myself in forever so I wouldn't know whether I did or I didn't and to me my clothes still fit the same ... I think :D

03-06-2013, 09:32 AM
Gmornin ladies~
Well its snowing again, calling for 2-5 inches. Dh and my dad spent Monday ripping the bathroom floor out and replacing it and of course kept finding more problems to fix so gonna take longer... thank God for 2 bathrooms lol! Went for my 2nd interview Monday for an accounting position at a local farm/park and both local and corporate management seemed happy so hopefully ill hear something positive soon from them. It sure would help my moods and my focus if this job comes thru.

03-07-2013, 01:01 PM
Hey ladies. Happy almost Friday! Life is crazy and busy, but what's new, right? I joined a gym yesterday and signed up for 3 personal training sessions. I didn't really want to spend the money on the trainer thing but I am hoping it will get me started in the right direction. I know I can't afford to sign up for any more sessions after these three because I would have to pay regular price and they are pretty pricey. I got a deal for signing up for them when I joined the gym so I got three 25 minute sessions for $69 (I think they are regularly $44 each). This gym has a small lap pool so hopefully I will take advantage of that as well. Just have to get over my fear of working out/swimming in public. I've joined gyms before and they have always been a waste of money because I just don't go or all I do is walk on the treadmill. Hopefully this time will be different. I'm exhausted (haven't been sleeping well) so my first trainer session tonight after work ought to me interesting.

Have a good day.

03-07-2013, 06:02 PM
Only got a dusting of snow which is fine by me im so ready for spring! I went to the gym today and did my full work-out, 30min of reverse ellipticle 57rpm 2.5miles, 35 min of strength training of my chest and 30min ab/core. According to the gym scale i havent lost a single pound in ages but i swear i "feel lighter" who knows maybe just wishful thinking.

03-08-2013, 08:27 AM
Joy :crossed: that the position comes through :hug: Joy great job at the gym :high: and since you feel lighter you may want to check your measurements. You have probably lost inches. Way to go :)

Kris :congrat: on joining the gym. :) I'm happy for you. Hopefully Ona will come back to the thread. I remember her going through the same thing at the gym two years ago I believe. When she finally got into the classes, she realized that she had the support she needed and it wasn't so bad. You can do it :hug: And LOL I know if I went to the gym the treadmill would be it for me also. I did try a few other machines but I know that walking has worked wonders for me in the past also :D

Me ... I got on the scale to 193.4 this morning. I'm not doing anything different eating or exercise wise, it's just life right now. I'm hoping when I that when I feel that I am above water again I won't get back up to 197. :crossed: We shall see. We'll I'll see you all later, Happy Friday :)

Ona, Steph and Amanda hope all is well :hug:

03-08-2013, 09:57 AM
Well its been a fairly calm and quiet week but ive come to hate the weekends so im gonna go to the gym today and do a good hard work-out to help me clear my head and keep calm hopefully. Still havent heard anything about the job so im thinking its not a good sign. Guess back to square one and try another place.

03-08-2013, 11:21 AM
I survived my first night at the gym. Meeting with the trainer wasn't so bad. He understood my limitations (a shoulder that's not good and a knee that hurts), but I feel like it was well worth my time and money. Two more sessions with him and then I'll decide if I am going to have any more (see what kind of deal they can give me). After my 30 minutes with the trainer I went to the Zumba class. :carrot: I only lasted for half of it (30 minutes), but half is better than none. And it was a very high intensity Zumba class - much more so than what I did at the Y a few years ago. I went shopping last night and bought myself a swimsuit so I can swim laps. I have a couple of suits but I am not comfortable in them so I got a basic suit from Walmart and I already have a pair of swim shorts to go over the top of it. Tonight I plan on going after work and at least sitting in the hot tub for a bit. How crowded the pool area is (it's just a couple of swim lanes) will be the decider if I actually do it or actually swim some laps.

I am really debating buying myself one of these suits - If I actually go to the pool consistently and get comfortable with going, then I think I will.

Have a great day ladies . . . I'm ready for it to be over so I can get started on a birthday cake I need to bake and decorate for tomorrow. I'm not sure I can accomplish what it is the person wants so I'd like to get it over with. lol.

03-08-2013, 04:35 PM
:woohoo: Woo Hoo! . . . I did it! . . . Conquered my fear (well one of them anyway) . . . :carrot: . . . went to the gym on my lunch hour . . . :cb: . . . and I put on my new swimsuit . . . :cheer2: . . . and I swam . . . :swim: . . . for 40 minutes . . . :swim: . . . I lost track of how many laps I did . . . but it felt sooooo good . . . I even got into a swim lane that someone was already in instead of leaving :dizzy: . . . I'm going to try to make it my daily lunch routine. Gets me out of the office but doesn't put me out someplace shopping . . . or eating . . . and I feel so good because I got my workout in for the day. And after I was done swimming I took time to sit in the hot tub for a few minutes. Ahhhh . . . . :spin:

03-08-2013, 11:52 PM
Joy now a days employers do so much background check, especially in accounting. Give it a little more time, don't lose hope. You never know :hug:

Kris great going on the gym and Zumba. I love Zumba but it's hard (to me). I told my daughter (my body just doesn't move like that) :D She would crack up laughing at me when we'd go together. But her skinny self was just as exhausted as me after the class. :) I like that swimsuit. It would definitely suit me just fine and cover a great deal which would make me happy :) Good for you Kris on the swimming :high: I love your sound of HAPPY :hug:

Well I ate pizza with the kids for dinner. Not good if I want the scale to continue to move. It wasn't even good. I hit the wrong button when I ordered it online and got a pepperoni and chicken pizza instead of pepperoni and sausage and we didn't check before we got it home. So I think that it wasn't that it wasn't good, it just wasn't what I wanted :( Huh, that was a good thing to because I didn't eat a ton of it :)

03-09-2013, 01:15 PM
I'm down to 193.2 today.

I hope you all have a great weekend. It's beautiful here today.

03-09-2013, 06:34 PM
Here's the cake I was all stressed out about doing. I have never done a carved cake before. I am very pleased with how it turned out and the birthday boy (5 years old) was thrilled . . . and so was his mom. :carrot:

03-09-2013, 10:58 PM
Well it was such a beautiful day today that i took my dd and her puppy hiking thru the woods and then along the beach! Felt good to be outside in fresh air and bright sunshine! I got a full work out in yesterday as well which was 30min rev. Elliptical, 30 min back strength training and ab/core work. So, thats 3 days in a row of exercise which i havent managed to do in a good while and it felt good and very calming. Rennie, i hope your right about this job. It just seems the perfect place for me and a "to good to be true" position. So ladies keep me in your prayers as i will all of you and hope yall have a good night and pleasant dreams.

03-09-2013, 11:00 PM
Kris~ absolutely love the cake, awesome job!

03-09-2013, 11:03 PM
Rennie- congrats on the scale going in the right direction hope it keeps going that way for you!

03-12-2013, 11:22 AM
Checking in . . . our little thread is so quiet but I hope you ladies hang in there.

Joy ~ I hope you hear some good news on your job soon. Congrats on the 3 days in a row of exercise . . . hopefully you've been able to continue.

Rennie ~ congrats on the scale moving in the right direction. I'm still struggling with my numbers, but I'm hanging in there.

The gym is going good. I had my second trainer workout last night. Only one left. I think it has been worth the money, but not sure I want to pay for any more sessions (which would be double what I paid for the first 3). I'm gonna take whatever plan the trainer works up for me and give it a go on my own. If I can get over my self-consciousness then I'll be okay. I am loving the pool. I swam Friday on my lunch hour, went back on Sunday and then swam yesterday on my lunch hour. According to an online calculator based on my age and weight I burn about 300 calories for 30 minutes of swimming. I'll be heading to the pool on my lunch hour again today.

03-12-2013, 12:56 PM
Hello ladies~
Still havent heard anything about the job position and the place opens in about 2 weeks so its not looking to good. I did manage to get a good bit of walking in yesterday amidst running a gf around so she could do errands. Kris so glad you joined the gymits definitely an awesome feeling at the end of a work-out. See if your gym has a activtrax kiosk. Its like having a personal trainer without the expense. You can even do it thru your pc or smartphone. you can personalize it to a T check it out. I use it at the Y and its aweome.

03-13-2013, 08:27 AM
Quick check in ....

Kris love the cake you did a great job, :bravo:

Joy I do pray that the job comes through for you. :crossed:

the scale got back up to 194.4 but it was down this morning to 193.8. I so hope to get out of the 190's before my birthday in April. I can't seem to get use to the time so I went to bed at 9ish last night. I feel pretty good this morning but we shall see what the day holds. I have a terrible cough thanks to the kids at the day care and so does my daughter. Scratchy throats and runny noses, blah ... I pray we are over this soon.

Have a great day everyone, I'll catch up more later :hug:

03-13-2013, 10:50 PM
Kris as long as the two of keep showing up so will I. I love being able to come here. I'm sorry it's not as often as I would like.

03-14-2013, 09:41 AM
Gmorning ladies~
Hope all are doing well. I havent had a very energetic or productive week by any means. Im not sure if its the time change ( hard to believe 1 hr can make such a huge difference) or if its a TOM thing ( didnt have 1 last month, just all the lovely symptoms) im having all the lovely symptoms now and not sure if or when ill get the full effects. Im not doing so well with my eating either which is what i turn to when i dont want to or feel like doing anything other than sit/lay around. Still no news on a job yet even tho i knew it would take time to find a job in this economy im letting the worry consume my thoughts.

03-14-2013, 05:01 PM
I have been exhausted all week too . . . I really think it's the time change. I wish I would have taken a nap on my lunch, but I worked through my lunch hour instead.

I have my last trainer session tonight. I would rather go home and go to bed but I won't. I really don't know why I'm so tired but after my session with the trainer I will try to do some Zumba.

Have a good day ladies.

03-14-2013, 05:03 PM
Well i made myself go to the gym today! I dont know why its so hard to still make it a priority in my day because i love doing the workouts and the effects it has on me and my body so that should truly be enough reason to still be going daily even if i dont have to take my ds back n forth to school anymore. After all thid journey is all for and about ME right?! I always seem to get in my own way!

03-15-2013, 09:25 AM
Gmorning ladies & tgif~
Well like i said wasnt a very productive week BUT at least it was drama free which is definitely rare around here. I am going to take my behind to the gym today and get a full work-out in. I really need to get my act together n get in gear again. My sister tild me yesterday that as of august 2012 she is down 52lbs so far she started her new lifestyle a month after i did, shes 10yrs younger than me and 400+ lbs. She has been over weight her whole entire life and her 30s started bringing health issues due to her weight. Im so unbelievably proud of her and i was her motivation to begin and now ill make her my motivation!

03-15-2013, 04:50 PM
OK went to the gym today and did an intensive hour long tabata type work-out with 1 of the girls here to the point of feeling like i was going to throw up which for as hard as ive pushed myself in the past ive never pushed so hard that ive had that feeling before! i was thinking yep and thats the end of my working out today BUT took a little breather cooled down a bit and then printed out my activtrax work-out for the day and did that entire work-out as well! that included 35 minutes of strength training of my shoulders, 30 minutes of ab/core, and well only 15 minutes of cardio as opposed to my usual 30 minutes but hey at least i did it lol! i feel a soak in the whirlpool tub coming on!

03-16-2013, 10:42 AM
Its a rainy saturday morning here in va. and can o kust say how sore my whole body is! The only thing at this point that doesnt hurt is my toes lol! But hey no pain no haonand i know ive worked every muscle in my poor ole body! Now i just need to stick to it anf make it routine again!

03-18-2013, 08:39 AM
Joy this time change has really gotten to me also. I haven't read all the way through the thread yet but I hope you are feeling better. And I pray something comes through for you soon. :hug:

Kris it is definitely the time change. I have wanted to take a nap every day at lunch also. My life has took an interesting turn so my brain is on overload. You know Zumba will work wonders also, if you don't to spend the money for a trainer. I loved Zumba. I wish I had the time to do it or something again :hug:

I still have this horrible cold. I sounded so bad in church yesterday even my son looked at me funny. I think it's better than it was and this weather isn't helping. Cold one day, warm to hot the next. my weight is up and down. Yesterday it was 194.6, to be expected because we celebrated my Auntie's 85th birthday on Saturday. Then this morning it was 193.0. Hopefully I'll do good today food wise and not go back up. I would really like to figure out a way to bring my threadmill in here. Maybe I can move the table and place it in the dining area, idk :)

Well have a great day ladies and I pray we all have the energy to get through the day until we can rest this evening. Take care :hug:

03-21-2013, 10:22 PM
Joy we all seem to get in our own way :) It's not just you. We are also usually our own worse critic :) Tell your sister Congratulations on her weight loss so far and doesn't it feel good to motivate someone close to you? Are you near one another? Can you work out together? Great job at the gym on the 15th :high: way to go :high: Hope the soreness has worn off by now. We had a beautiful sunny warm day here on Saturday. I am so ready for those kind of days to be the norm :D

I see the thread is really dwendling down. I am so trying to stay active on here. But by the time I get home in the evening I have 3 hours to do all that I need to do and I am so tired most days. So I'm sorry that I am not as active as I should be. More good news for me. I got on the scale and I was 192.6 this morning. I have to say I was shocked but very happy. I hope I can continue this downward weight loss.

My youngest son is 12 today. My oldest son made him a confetti cake. I'll try it tomorrow :)

I hope all is well with everyone :hug:

03-24-2013, 12:31 AM
We are awfully quiet, aren't we. Life has been crazy this past week . . . hopefully things will settle down soon.

Rennie ~ congrats on the 192.6. Way to go. I hope your son had a great birthday!

Joy ~ I hope things are going well . . . Have a good weekend.

03-27-2013, 02:03 PM
Happy Wednesday ladies! I hope everyone is doing well. I took my measurements last night. I have lost a few inches (since mid-January), but nothing to get excited about. The scale has got to start moving . . . I know I'm staying under my calories and burning enough calories (bodybugg) so it's just a matter of time before I start seeing the results. I just have to stay focused and keep moving forward.

03-27-2013, 05:07 PM
Hello ladies, long time no type lol
im still waiting to hear about that job, they are way behind on the opening progress but i dont want to apply anywhere else yet simply because i have a feeling this is the place i need to be for stability and progress.
I have begun counting calories more accurately again as apposed to eyeballing it and getting moving more as i have severely slacked off of everything.

04-01-2013, 11:20 AM

I know I suck at being accountable here but if I could only tell you all that is going on in our lives right now the only thing you would say is WOW. I do need to stay accountable though so I hope you all will continue to join in. Thanks :hug:

The new link is above. I hope you all had a great weekend and a Happy Easter

04-01-2013, 11:34 AM

Kris good job on the inches :high: some are better than none. :) ... that 192 didn't last long. I had my second TOM in March which sucked. I had cramps the first two days and forgot to take some ibuprofen with me to work :(. I still have this cough, though it's not as bad as it was, but I keep hacking up phlegm not sure why I can't shake that. :shrug: Ok enough of my icky-ness :D He had an ok birthday, he kept telling everyone he was 13 oh to be young and want to be older, LOL. Most of his cousins were busy so we didn't get to celebrate like we did with the other children but he's ok. Our weekends seem to be quite rushed here lately. I never have enough time to do all that need to be done before I have to get ready for the week ... likely story of a Mom, huh LOL :)

Joy ... you've talked to them (the employer) and they are just behind on checking everything? That's great at least you know you are still a candidate for the position. Good job on the calorie counting I need to get back to it but like I said to Kris I just don't have the time that I had before for much of anything and my time management skills with trying to do everything ... it's no longer there (smh)

Well the new thread is up I really hope to see the two of you over there :hug: