Biggest Loser Challenges - Red Team Spring Into Action 2013 CHAT Thread Week 3 (June 03/13 - June 09/13)




CanadaMel
06-02-2013, 09:52 PM
And that's a wrap on week 2. Here we roll merrily along into week 3.

LeslieB (blue team co-leader) posts the 2013 Spring Into Action official weekly results here. (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/biggest-loser-challenges/282334-2013-spring-into-action-weekly-results.html)

As a team we lost 29.1 lbs or 0.72%

Our Biggest Loser:
:dancer: SuperHeroTeacher (-8 lbs, 3.39%) :dancer:

Honourable Mentions:
:flow1: ArmyGirl (-5.6 lbs, 2.95%) :flow1:

:high: Elizabeth779 (-4 lbs, 1.56%) :high:

:woohoo: novus (-2.4 lbs, 1.30%) :woohoo:

:congrat: Way to go ladies- Great Job!! :congrat:

Keep up the great work! GO RED


Riddy
06-02-2013, 10:47 PM
Wow and congrats to all the losers! Wish I was with you this week. :stress: Maybe next week.

Forgot to wear my fitbit all day today. Grrrrrrr.

I think I'll just go to bed and hope the new week starts better. :yawn:

Rated
06-02-2013, 11:05 PM
Congrats to the Biggest Red Team Loser SuperHeroTeacher as well as
ArmyGirl, Elizabeth779 and novus those numbers are awesome!

My week was not that great I started off strong but the numbers just didn't happen. I was under my calorie goal of 1300 everyday but around Wednesday I stopped losing and started jumping around 176.2-176.8 it was really frusterating because I knew I was following my plan. I think the problem was that although I was below my calorie count I wasn't eating enough veggies and fruit so I am going to change that this week.


SuperHeroTeacher
06-02-2013, 11:13 PM
Thanks everyone! I'm still astounded at the 8 pound loss! I'm incorporating exercise DAILY starting this week, so I hope that helps me keep the momentum going.

:goodluck: Team Red! We've got this!!!

MamaP
06-02-2013, 11:27 PM
Great job everyone! Keep up the good work!

Elizabeth779
06-02-2013, 11:41 PM
CONGRATULATIONS SUPERHEROTEACHER, ARMYGIRL AND NOVUS!!!!

WOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO RED TEAM HAD A GOOD WEEK!!! :carrot:

I'm starting to feel better. Think I broke a fever sometime before noon today and then slept hard for 4 hours.

I've got to get back to my low carb plan. AND I seriously need to get to the gym as soon as I feel I can without a relapse.

So we did pretty good this week. We need to keep on our plans, drink water, get some exercise, STAY AWAY FROM SICK PEOPLE!!! (IMO), and lose more more more.

Kris -- You said, "For all of you runners, I need your mojo. I just can't make myself want to do it. I know that I need to ditch about 20 lbs before I can really attempt it. My plantar fasciitis doesn't ever seem to leave until I'm under 200lbs. Any good tips on getting myself in the groove?" Wish I could send you some MOJO gal, except I can tell you Dahlia and I would send you some GOOD plantar faciitis mojo if we could.....that stuff HURTS. My feet are doing so much better with the weight loss. Also be sure to wear good support on your feet. Your fri3ends and family and US will be here to support you each step of the way....it's up to you.....go for it gal!


Hope you all have a good week. I'm going to research some new recipes for my WOE. Time to change it up and eat something different.

RED TEAM HUG! :hug:

Nikel1979
06-03-2013, 08:24 AM
Kris - I don't know that I have advice for running mojo, but I can tell you what worked for me. I just signed up for a race. I signed up for a half marathon at Disney World with friends for a girls weekend. With the money involved and commitment of my friends, backing out wasn't an option. I hated running a lot for a while. (I still sometimes hate it. LOL) And then I just stopped hating it. It started getting easier, and I started really enjoying it. I still always keep myself registered for at least one future race, but I largely don't need that motivation anymore. I'm also very vocal about it. My poor facebook friends, I'm sure some of them were sick of posts leading up to my first half, but that accountability really helped me as well.


Confession time - I'm really having a hard time lately. Therapy is really not my favorite thing. I know what I was doing before doesn't work anymore, so I'm still forcing myself to go. All this stuff that I worked so hard to repress for years is coming back though, and I am having a hard time dealing with all of it. I'm finding it to easy to just stay in bed all day watching mindless tv and not working out and not eating. I'm going out of town this weekend for a girls weekend & Color Run, and I'm really hoping that will help me some.

angiemama
06-03-2013, 12:45 PM
congratulations SuperHeroTeacher, ArmyGirl, Elizabeth779 and novus.

Ran yesterday for 3.70 miles- I almost didn't go, but I'm glad I went :) Isn't it always funny how that works

CanadaMel
06-03-2013, 01:54 PM
Hi all-
A soggy start to our week here. I know the rain is good, but man does it put me in a grumpy mood.

Any NSV to cheer about?

I completed week 4 of my half-marathon training. Guess I better sign up for the race at the end of the month?!LOL It will be here before I know it.

I know we all get so focused on that number that the scale gives us- but there's more to this journey than a number- let's here all about it!

EofAZ
06-03-2013, 03:12 PM
Hi all-
A soggy start to our week here. I know the rain is good, but man does it put me in a grumpy mood.

Any NSV to cheer about?

I completed week 4 of my half-marathon training. Guess I better sign up for the race at the end of the month?!LOL It will be here before I know it.

I know we all get so focused on that number that the scale gives us- but there's more to this journey than a number- let's here all about it!

I went into the ladies room this morning and there must have been a rush for the ladies room because 7 or 8 co-workers trickled in and everyone of them made a comment about how much weight I had lost as they turned the corner and saw me at the sink. "Hi Skinny", "I've got to start cutting my carbs", "You are going to blow away in the wind", "are you still loosing weight?", etc. etc. I think it is the blouse I am wearing. It fits a little better than a lot of the clothes I wear. I haven't really bought any new clothes, just moved down to wearing the smallest ones I have in the closet and this top fits a little closer than the others. I just had one of the ladies I work with stop by and tell me I enspired her. She doesn't think she can go totally low carb but she has decided to at least eliminate sugar from her diet for June. On Friday she asked me to buy a couple of dozen cookies for a meeting she is hosting this afternoon. Now she can't have any of them. I have a feeling there will be cookies in the breakarea this afternoon.

Anyway that is my NSV. I think I set a record today for comments on my journey. BTW I hit 199 this AM, now I need to try to hold that for the entire week. :carrot: Haven't seen a one at the beginning of my weight in over 30 years. (since my youngest daughter was born)

Have a good one.

Changergirl
06-03-2013, 08:40 PM
A big congrats to our biggest loser of the week SuperHeroTeacher , you did amazing! And of course congratulations to ArmyGir, Elizabeth779 novus and everyone else who lost weight last week.

And EofAZ- congrats on seeing 199, hopefully it sticks around for you. It's a great feeling being in the 100s.

I guess I had a sort of NSV last night when I finished my very first day of NROLFW. This is the first time I'm attempting to strength train and while I definitely couldn't do everything they wanted me to (push ups mainly) I put in 100% effort and am feeling it today.

thinkfit
06-03-2013, 09:10 PM
Huge congrats to all of the losers this week, especially SuperHeroTeacher! You all inspire me to keep on going.

Currently my only 'on purpose' exercise every day is walking the dog for about 40 minutes, once in the morning and once at night. I used to like to go pretty hard in my exercise routines but my body couldn't keep up with me and I eventually threw in the towel while nursing knee injuries. I'm totally fine now though and I'm looking into starting up a routine again (much slower this time until enough weight is off that I'm not doing more harm than good to my body).

Does anyone have any suggestions for exercises/programs that you've done at a higher weight/are doing now?

ArmyGirl
06-03-2013, 10:48 PM
First of all...Huge congrats to SuperHeroTeacher! Also, congrats to Elizabeth779 and novus! And to all other losers this week! What a great way to start off this challenge everyone! Two weeks in a row the Red Team is Rockin'!

angiemama: That's how I feel most days too...have a hard time getting to the gym, but once I'm done I always feel better! The only workout I regret, is the one I didn't do!

CanadaMel: Congrats on sticking to it! Week 4 - that's awesome!

EofAZ: Cheers to getting noticed! Such a nice feeling to know that all your hard work and efforts are noticed by those around you! Way to go on hitting Onederland!!! That's awesome!!! :carrot:

Changergirl: I'm not sure what NROLFW is, but strength training is a great way to burn calories!

thinkfit: Have you tried the elliptical trainer? That's a great no-impact exercise! Also, walking is a great start too. you could pick up the pace a bit or go a bit longer to increase your calorie burn.

So much has happened in just over a week, I'm not sure where to start...

Let me start by sharing a NSV. I was down in Edmonton, AB last week looking for a house to live in since I am posted this summer. While there I am proud to say that I made some really great food choices and didn't eat any fast food all week even though I was under some huge time restraints most of the week.

But, the biggest NSV for me was when I only had 30 mins for lunch one day I was looking for a Tim Horton's (a really good coffee shop / cafe with soups and sandwiches) so I could grab a chili. Well, I found one and as many of you know they can be located right next to a Wendy's! I was like...Ohhhh, I can have a Baconator!!! But, while waiting in line, I saw the new Chicken Berry Salad (Chicken, Spinach, Lettuce, Strawberries, Blueberries and Roasted Almonds). So, I ordered that and OMG it was soooo good! I didn't even think about what I did until I got home and told my daughter what I ate while I was gone and she was shocked that I went to Wendy's and didn't have a Baconator! Honestly, so am I :)

And then of course I had my on the scale victory...I have never lost so much in one week before! That's exciting in itself!

Sorry for such a long post, I'm just excited this week! :carrot:

Keep drinking that water everyone! Keep up the great work!!

SuperHeroTeacher
06-04-2013, 01:03 AM
Thanks for the congrats everyone! I'm so glad I experienced the big loss, because this morning i was up over 2 pounds. :mad:




Does anyone have any suggestions for exercises/programs that you've done at a higher weight/are doing now?

At the suggestion of someone here on 3FC, I started the Leslie Sansone Walk at Home videos this week. I have severe arthritis in both knees (zero cartilage in right knee), and shredded meniscus in both, so any impact exercise is excruciating. I've done the LS videos 3 days in a row now and am doing okay so far.

angiemama
06-04-2013, 03:04 PM
thinkfit When I was heavier (and still now) the pool was my best friend. I felt like I got the best workout in the swimming pool without all the added stress on my joints.

I'm having a pretty rough day. I'm 99% sure I didn't get a job I REALLY wanted. I was supposed to hear yesterday morning and I still haven't heard and my online application was removed. I think it's safe to say I didn't get it. Anyway, today was a running day and it was VERY distracting since I kept watching my phone to see if they were calling. I made it 4 miles though and kept up a good pace so it wasn't a total loss. Now I'm just sad and I got to get out of this funk so I can make weight loss the number 1 priority

CanadaMel
06-04-2013, 10:12 PM
Hi gang,
All day long I thought it was Wednesday- wont that be a rude awakening tomorrow when it is Wednesday? Oh my.
Today wa a highly scheduled day with meetings & kids events, so I wasn't very productive- perhaps tomorrow.
Think fit-when I was heavier I started with low impact aerobics, acquasize and recumbent bike. I still ride a bike on occasion. If I go to the Y to use the treadmill I might use the bike as a cool down.
I still love a good step aerobics class, but have trouble finding a class time that works with my schedule.
When I did start running, I used the couch 2 5k program.
Now I run 3x per week. If I wasn't training for this race id probably onky run 1x per week. I also walk the dog and climb stairs at work.
Whatever you do, listen to your body. Know the good hurt from the bad.

CanadaMel
06-04-2013, 11:26 PM
Angiemama- :hugs: on the rough day. Acknowledge that it was bad, but it's in the past now. Tomorrow is a new day- new opportunities will come along.

SuperheroTeacher- WTG- 3 days in a row. Excellent job. Keep it up!

Armygirl- Love the NSV! Good job on trying something not falling back on your old stand by.

Thinkfit- remember babysteps. We don't want you burning out early on!

Changergirl- Good for trying something new. Lori who blogs at findingradiance dot com has done the NROLFW. You might want to check out her blog.

EofAZ- YAY! HUGE NSV!!! getting into the 100's. WTG. Plus all the wonderful compliments from co-workers. yippee!

Nikel-hope you're doing okay. Oooh- a color run lucky you. We have one but it's the same day as the other race. I'll try to do one some day.

Elizabeth- glad you're feeling better. I agree with the PF. Good shoes for help. I wear crocs when I'm home and that helps me a ton.

MamaP, Rated, Riddy- How You doin'?

Changergirl
06-05-2013, 03:53 AM
ArmyGirl- NROLFW is New Rules of Lifting For Woman. Pretty much a program designed for beginners to make sure that you aren't lifting baby weights!

CanadaMel- Thanks for the blog. I need all the extra info I can get.

I'm still feeling quite sore from my workout on Monday, my upper body was mainly feeling it yesterday but today my quads are hurting as well. I probably shouldn't have attempted to run yesterday especially since it didn't go well. My workout tonight includes deadlifts which I've never even attempted to do before so I hope my form isn't too bad. It's situations like this when I wish I spoke the local language better so I could get some help from people, oh well.

CanadaMel
06-05-2013, 10:04 AM
Good morning all,
Starting my day by taking the kids to the dentist, oh joy!
Hope you have more fun filled days than getting our teeth scraped & poked. Can you tell I don't care for the dentist?
But have to put a good face on for the kids.

So didn't get my run in last night, but that's okay, today is National Running Day!
Be sure to get those bodies moving and Celebrate the fact that you are committed to becoming more healthy!

Have a great day. Make OP choices & drink your water!

Nikel1979
06-05-2013, 09:16 PM
Amusing NSV - my MIL took the kids out for shopping and lunch. When she was picking them up, she looked at me and said something about how I'm getting down to my high school weight. I had to laugh and laugh after she left. I was very underweight in high school. I was 105-110 lbs, and I'm pretty tall. I'm well over 100 lbs over that, and I have no desire to be that thin. So it was nice that she noticed that I've lost weight, but holy exaggeration Batman! LOL

Elizabeth779
06-06-2013, 01:32 AM
Hi everyone :wave:

I apologize in advance for the following long posts, but read all of the posts and wanted to respond with some “personals”.

Today was my first day where I was up all day. DYED the hair, taught a piano lesson, pulled some weeds in the garden, and now I’m DONE, whipped even. Tomorrow I plan on pulling more weeds, doing some laundry and tidy my room (a disaster after being sick for a week), and a trip to costco, and I think Dahlia and I are going to go shopping for a dress tomorrow night. If I can get all that done, then Friday I’m going to try a trip to the gym.

Mel – CROCS? I think I’ll try a pair for around the house. My plantar fasciitis is much better, but I’ve started wearing sandals around the house, and that’s probably not the best idea. Dear Mel, it has been so inspiring seeing your push to goal this last year. It’s exciting watching you get so much closer to your goal! Taking KIDS to the dentist? You must be a saint!

Rated – sometimes the numbers just don’t cooperate. The important thing is that you knew you were on track with your eating. The nice thing about calorie counting is you KNOW for sure what you’re eating/not eating because you’re keeping close track. Probably more veggies might help move the scale….I call the scale “the square box on the floor”, because sometimes I think we can give it so much power. The most important thing you are doing though is staying on track no matter what the square box on the floor says. (damn scale!) lol

Darcey – wow eight pounds. That’s amazing. Talk about a WHOOSH! YAY 8 pounds you don’t have to worry about anymore. Well, you mentioned you had a 2 pound gain – I call that a “bump up” and I almost always have one, and I’ve learned to just expect it, it’s sort of like my body “bumps up” because it has to “rest” at the bumped up number before it really settles down and accepts the new low weight. I lose, bump up, lose to new number, bump up, lose to new number, bump up, etc. Also, I have a Leslie Samsome video around here somewhere, should find it and try it out. I have friends with major knee problems, and it’s good you are still finding ways to get in some exercise despite the pain. Hang in there gal.

Nicole – thanks for sharing about what you’re going through. I went through some therapy back in my 30’s about some stuff I was repressing. It is not comfortable to go through – down right Uncomfortable even, sort of like having to clean the garage – it’s a huge mess and hassle while you do it, but the results are so nice after its done. I’ve had times I wanted to just stay in bed with the sheet over my head, in fact did that for a while. I admire your courage for still going. Also, if I may make a suggestion. After I had worked out some stuff with the therapist, some of it has still bothered me, and I was talking over some of the past memories and stuff with someone one day and he suggested I pray for “healing of memories.” That has helped a lot. It wasn’t an instant healing, but with time the memories of the bad stuff has faded quite a bit. Hug. Hang in there gal. Hope you are going to have a great weekend with the gals and a good run. Like your NSV with the holy batman exaggeration remark from your Mother in law….

Angiemama – KUDOS for going for the run even when you didn’t initially feel like it – I like that feeling when you’re done – the feeling of accomplishment of what moves us toward our goal. Angiemama, I wish you had gotten that job you wanted. There is a job I’ve been wanting that I’m not getting either…..bleah…….it’s hard because with the economy there are so many people applying for the jobs. Hopefully you’ll get the next one you want, and admire you went out for your run anyway. Being sad is okay, it helps to feel a little sad and regret you didn’t get it and then move forward – you’re right to realize your success depends on your making yourself and your goal your number one priority – go Girl!


Evangeline – SO happy for your seeing 199!!! YOU”RE in ONEderland!!! Congratulations – you deserve to see that number – you have worked so hard towards your goal. YAYYY!!! Also, I liked your NSV. Also, it’s nice people are noticing your weight loss.

Changergirl – congrats on your NSV and for giving the workout (including pushups) 100% effort. I’ll have to check out this New Rules for Weight Lifting for Women (or something like that) when I finish this post.

Hi Sarah (Thinkfit) – I should walk my dog some too – he loves it so much when he gets to get out in the neighborhood. I’m trying to think of non weightbearing exercises you might like. I do a seated elliptical at the gym, but realize you may not be able to do that right now. One thing that I think you could do starting out SLOWLY would be kettlebell?? I’d recommend starting with a 5 pound weight even, and that could be pretty cheap to get from a sports store. Then there are free kettlebell routines you can get from youtube. Also, there are some seated exercise routines on youtube that might help. With each pound lost though, you’ll be able to do more hopefully, that’s how it was with me. For instance, tonight I was weeding, and each time I hit a weed with the hoe, I then bent over to pick it up, shake off the dirt and toss it on the compost pile. I couldn’t bend over like that until my current weight, and even at that I lasted only 20 minutes before I was worn out. So I’ll do 20 more minutes in the morning….I like it that you know what your limits are, but you’re still walking that dog. I admire your courage. You inspire me, I’ll take my dog for a walk around the block tomorrow, just to support you. I just thought of something you could do, and it’s something I really need to do also, and I’m willing to match you for it also. How about some abdominal curls. It’s something we can do at home, and it will help strengthen our core. When I get down on the floor, I have to do it near the couch or a strong chair to help me get back up. Also, Dahlia told me the other night she does them on one of those big balls. That would be nice so you and I wouldn't have to get on the ground. So tell me the number you want to start with, and I’ll match them with you……what do you think? Wanna?

Armygirl – WAY TO GO on your food choice for that healthy sandwich. One thing I’ve noticed with your WOE and way of exercising plan is that you show consistency (Mel does also). I admire that, and you are a good example. I tend to be all or nothing too often instead of consistent.

We're all a good team! :carrot::carrot::carrot:

RED TEAM HUG!

Elizabeth779
06-06-2013, 01:43 AM
NON SCALE VICTORY!!!

I have been a compulsive overeater, and a binger -- that's how I got to 298, and I've not been successful before with taking this weight off until starting this January. I've not been ccompulsively overeating or bingeing since January this year, but it was a HUGE part of my life before.

So last Tuesday I picked up my elderly mother at the train station. She has dementia (that was her last train trip even), and she had lost her luggage and she gets very angry if anyone tries to help her describe the luggage. I was feeling really frustrated trying not to "help her" describe her luggage (she didn't know size or color) or even did not know her address or phone number, and I spoke up and supplied this information, and of course she was irritable with me about it. Also during her trip my sister and I had talked and I'm needing to start paperwork for conservatorship hearings, etc. So needless to say when I dropped her off at her house I was pretty emotionally charged up.....and this is what happened.

I drove to a 7-11 to get a large diet pepsi with ice which was fine, but while the cup was filling up, I saw over to the side some cornuts, and stuff like that. I got my drink and was looking over the cornuts packages trying to figure our how many carbs etc., when I realized to the left of the cornuts was this WHOLE row of candy -- all the candy I have binged on in the past when having problems, and especially any problem with my mother's problems.

I stood there and looked at all that stuff and was very tempted to get what I'd want and just eat it in the car and no one would know. Then I said this to myself, "None of this will help me feel better. None of this will make my problem any easier to deal with. It won't help me deal with mom, or a difficult mom who also now has dementia. It won't help at all, it won't even help me feel better after I've finished the candy -- I'll just want more candy and I'll just be going back to my old ways and the weight will come back on and more."

Then I sighed, and walked away from the candy aisle, paid for my diet pepsi, and went home. That is probably the biggest non scale victoriy of my entire life, and it is a moment and a lesson I hope I never forget.

Thanks for listening.....

thinkfit
06-06-2013, 02:34 AM
Thank you all tons for the responses, just wanted to let you know I see 'em, just been a super busy week for me, will read & write more when I get an extra minute!

angiemama
06-06-2013, 06:16 PM
Thanks Ladies- I have good news-

I thought I bombed it, but I guess I didn't, but they're doing one last follow up meeting tomorrow :)

I've been hitting this emotional wall while running all week, but I think it's just from the ups and downs of not knowing what's going on.

I'm off to start dinner, but personals later:)

SuperHeroTeacher
06-06-2013, 10:01 PM
Dear Elizabeh, I am so *stinking* proud of you! I don't even let myself go into convenience stores (or grocery stores for that matter), because I'm not sure I can handle the temptation. Good for you!!!

CanadaMel
06-06-2013, 10:44 PM
WTG Elizabeth! That is progress. You are changing your behavior, not an easy task. Thank you for sharing that huge accomplishment.

Angiemama-are you talking about the job? Positive thoughts coming your way.

Just waking the dog and then heading home to collapse into bed.

Have a great night.

Rated
06-07-2013, 01:20 AM
I apologize I don't have time for personals tonight (I will catch up tomorrow) but I had the BIGGEST NSV ever!

I teach kindergarten and today the school organized for me to take my class to climb a mountain (a REAL mountain I am not exaggerating) it was so tough at the beginning I was collapsing and felt light headed I didn't think I was going to be able to make it. I pushed through with the help of some volunteers, regrouped and I made it all the way to the top! It was a 4 hour hike (2.5 hrs up and 1.5 hours down) and almost straight up at some points. I had no idea my body could do it! Going down was just as bad and my thighs are killing me now but I am so proud I didn't give up.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/summer%2Asun/Untitled-1.png

Elizabeth779
06-07-2013, 03:33 AM
:carrot::carrot: HEAR YE! HEAR YE! :carrot::carrot:

I, Elizabeth, now declare that the Red Team Chat Threads to be a totally and always a guilt-free zone.

We are all such busy ladies, sometimes we have insomnia (like me last night) and we're able to catch up on personals, and sometimes life happens and we can hardly make it here to do a "fly-by" or a "drive-by"

"Fly-by" equals "Hi, I'm here, still alive, still eating right, still trying to work out, hang in there red team. bye-bye.

"Drive-by" equals just a little bit more details and the words "will try to do personals later"......

So, it's a guilt free zone, and we just do what we can do, but the most important thing is that we give ourselves time to breathe, relax, workout, prepare our food, deal with our kids, hubs, significant others, bosses, co-workers, climb mountains (heh heh -- glad you made it up that mountain gal), and just do the best we can......

And if we get the above done most days AND drink our water, we are doing pretty good.

Red Team Hug!

Nikel1979
06-07-2013, 07:55 AM
Well in that spirit Elizabeth, I am getting ready to head out the door for my girls weekend. Color Run tomorrow morning! Woot! I forgot to weigh myself this morning until after my shower. I'm not weighing in with wet hair! ROFL So I'm putting myself down for a freebie, and if I'm back in time Sunday, I'll update.

Novus
06-07-2013, 03:56 PM
Sorry team members. I had to take a mental vacation from the whole dieting thing so I have to report a gain this week. :(

Novus
06-07-2013, 03:57 PM
Color Run tomorrow morning!

Hey, I'm color running tomorrow also! Cool. :running:

EofAZ
06-07-2013, 05:11 PM
NON SCALE VICTORY!!!

I have been a compulsive overeater, and a binger -- that's how I got to 298, and I've not been successful before with taking this weight off until starting this January. I've not been ccompulsively overeating or bingeing since January this year, but it was a HUGE part of my life before.

So last Tuesday I picked up my elderly mother at the train station. She has dementia (that was her last train trip even), and she had lost her luggage and she gets very angry if anyone tries to help her describe the luggage. I was feeling really frustrated trying not to "help her" describe her luggage (she didn't know size or color) or even did not know her address or phone number, and I spoke up and supplied this information, and of course she was irritable with me about it. Also during her trip my sister and I had talked and I'm needing to start paperwork for conservatorship hearings, etc. So needless to say when I dropped her off at her house I was pretty emotionally charged up.....and this is what happened.

I drove to a 7-11 to get a large diet pepsi with ice which was fine, but while the cup was filling up, I saw over to the side some cornuts, and stuff like that. I got my drink and was looking over the cornuts packages trying to figure our how many carbs etc., when I realized to the left of the cornuts was this WHOLE row of candy -- all the candy I have binged on in the past when having problems, and especially any problem with my mother's problems.

I stood there and looked at all that stuff and was very tempted to get what I'd want and just eat it in the car and no one would know. Then I said this to myself, "None of this will help me feel better. None of this will make my problem any easier to deal with. It won't help me deal with mom, or a difficult mom who also now has dementia. It won't help at all, it won't even help me feel better after I've finished the candy -- I'll just want more candy and I'll just be going back to my old ways and the weight will come back on and more."

Then I sighed, and walked away from the candy aisle, paid for my diet pepsi, and went home. That is probably the biggest non scale victoriy of my entire life, and it is a moment and a lesson I hope I never forget.

Thanks for listening.....

Well done, you motivate me so.

SuperHeroTeacher
06-07-2013, 05:24 PM
So my official Medifast weigh in this morning was sad - just 0.2 pound loss (I guess I can't complain after 8 pounds last week!).

My counselor did measurements this morning, and that was a much happier experience! I'm down a total of 17.8 inches combined in 10 weeks!

Rated
06-07-2013, 08:52 PM
Let us know how the colour runs go. They look like so much fun. I hope you take (and post) before and after pictures.

CanadaMel
06-08-2013, 02:26 PM
Hope all our color runners are having FUN!

Happy Saturday all. Sunshine today which makes my heart soar.

Had an early socce grams, now off to neighborhood garage sales and making the most of the day.

Make those choices that will make you feel satisfied and happy. Drink your water and be active.

Have a wonderful day all!

Novus
06-08-2013, 03:27 PM
Let us know how the colour runs go. They look like so much fun. I hope you take (and post) before and after pictures.

The Color Run was fabulous! I posted some pics in this thread (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/exercise/283211-color-run-5k.html#post4766945).

Rated
06-08-2013, 03:29 PM
Just posted my weigh in unfortunately I gained 0.6 lbs.

I am not worried though because it is TOM and my muscles are still killing me (I can barely walk) from my hike up the mountain so I am sure there is some water retention. I tried on a dress I want to wear for the school awards and 5 weeks ago there was a 2inch gap at the back where the zipper should do up and today it zipped (even though it is still a tad tight). So I feel like I am making progress.

Good luck to everyone else for their weigh ins hope it is a good week :)

CanadaMel
06-09-2013, 10:00 AM
Good morning team,
Last day if the weekend *sob*.

Making a sleepover breakfast of pancakes, bacon & blueberries before we head to soccer practice.

Remember to post your weight before the deadline.

Have a wonderful Sunday- I may be back on after my long run later on.

Dahlia55
06-09-2013, 02:53 PM
Congratulations to EofAZ for reaching the ones!!! What a great feeling that must be for you!

Elizabeth779 your progress is so amazing!!! I am so happy for your tenacity and accomplishment!!! We had so much fun shopping for dresses Friday night, which I had put off not expecting to be able to wear what I want to wear for a very special event coming up. With encouragement from my wonderful friend and “consultant” on this evening, I bought the dress in a snug size which I intend to wear more comfortably in about six weeks. Shopping outing was followed by several extra hours of hanging out, talking about many things, including low carb foods, but, wow, we didn’t go for cheesecake or any fattening “treat!”

I’m so impressed with all of the exercise accomplishments by those in this group! It’s not easy sticking to it, when it’s not something engrained in us.

Great NSV’s by so many – it is amazing how our mindset makes all the difference in the world!!! Here’s to heading into summer with the mindset of reaching for food that’s healthy for us and valiantly snubbing the Snickers bar!!! :carrot::carrot:

angiemama
06-09-2013, 03:28 PM
How was the color run for those that went? I'm doing one in September- any suggestions now that you've completed one?

I didn't lose or gain this week. I know 100% it's due to a lack of effort- so no excuses or reasons why- just that I will try better this week. I had a heck of a week and I let that take precedent over my fitness. Bad news, but I'm going to push past it this week.

CanadaMel How was the sleepover and breakfast?
Rated You'll get it this week! And hopefully I will be joining you with a big loss :)
Dahlia Hopefully we won't even WANT a snickers:) I, thankfully, tend to crave much healthier foods in the summer anyway- so here's hoping that sticks this summer too:)

Yes, I was talking about the job before. I thought it was a done deal that I didn't get it.... but I DID!!! I had to fly out for a last minute meeting with the hospital directing doctor. She wanted to make 100% sure I was right for the job. Well she decided I was right for it and now I'm going to be a hospital director :) Woop WOop! I'm a little nervous that my workout and diet might suffer because of the move and change in job, but my husband has already agreed that we will stick to healthy eating no matter what and that we can buy a treadmill so I can make sure I get my runs in.

I'm so thrilled- we had a celebration slice of cake and a healthy dinner at Olive Garden (not an easy feat) and I'm back to the healthy eating.

I hope you ladies are all having a great weekend!

SuperHeroTeacher
06-09-2013, 03:42 PM
Congratulations angiemama!

I'm moving back down the scale after an incredibly slow week.

Enjoy the remnants of the weekend everyone!

KimL1214
06-09-2013, 04:14 PM
About to start the final week of school with kids, and I can not wait for it to be over! I'm ready for a breather from students, but know that by August I'll be ready to back in school...

Novus
06-09-2013, 04:40 PM
How was the color run for those that went? I'm doing one in September- any suggestions now that you've completed one?

My only advice is to get together a group of your most silliest friends and do it together. It's really about the fun and not the run. :D

angiemama
06-09-2013, 07:17 PM
Thanks superheroteacher! I can't wait to start it.

Thank you Novus! I'm doing it with a few friends so I think it will be fun

Nixmom
06-09-2013, 07:35 PM
Evening teamies.

I totally spaced posting my weight this week. We have been house hunting, work has been crazy, and I am ready to run screaming to the hills (which, if I did would be the only exercise I've done in 2 weeks).

I promise to pull it together. Hope you all are doing well and get with it this week, I promise!!!!!

Riddy
06-09-2013, 10:02 PM
Wow, this week flew by for me. I was out past 9 Monday-Thursday, then went away on Friday, got home about 5pm. Went for a run, picked up the dogs, threw in some laundry, ate dragouts for dinner, and it's already bedtime. I haven't even unpacked yet. :dizzy:

My NSVs for the week -
I exercised every day, even while I was away.
I got not recognized this weekend!!! :D:D:D I was at a car show, and there were 2 couples I hadn't seen in 2 years who had no idea who I was. The one wife said she thought she knew my car, but she swore the girl who owned it was much heavier than me. Yep, she WAS! Not anymore! :p

And since I gained the last 2 weeks, I lost this week. Seems to be my pattern now. :shrug:

Happy Sunday team - have a great new week!

CanadaMel
06-09-2013, 11:21 PM
The week 4 chat thread (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/biggest-loser-challenges/283276-red-team-spring-into-action-2013-chat-thread-week-4-june-10-13-june-16-13-a.html) is up & running!