Atkins - Healthier and lighter by Columbus Day!




wannaskipandlaugh
09-02-2013, 08:53 AM
Columbus Day works out great as its 6 weeks from Labor day to Columbus Day! 6 weeks of losing weight and having fun and keeping up with each other!

Lets see how much we can lose by 10/14


SW 243

GW 233 ( I want to be at this GOAL!) :)


Lulu NH
09-02-2013, 10:02 AM
I'm in too!!!! I read somewhere about focusing on the next 5 or 10 pounds depending on where you are in your journey so I picked 10 pounds as a goal!!!!

SW:184
GW:174

Want2Win
09-02-2013, 11:16 AM
This is perfect for me. I am starting today - so my goal for Columbus Day will be 17 lbs. I am currently 216 so that would put me below 200. I know that is a big goal for 6 weeks - but since I'm just starting I should have a large loss the first week (fingers crossed). I just need some motivation to get going :)


Sum38
09-02-2013, 11:18 AM
Even though I don't follow Atkins, may I join in?

My goal is to be 10 pounds lighter.
Sw 158.4
Gw 148.4

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156

Sum38
09-02-2013, 11:32 AM
Thanks Sue. Looking forward to healthier and lighter group of fab chicks!!!

wannaskipandlaugh
09-02-2013, 11:33 AM
Even though I don't follow Atkins, may I join in?

My goal is to be 10 pounds lighter.
Sw 158.4
Gw 148.4

Oh Sum of course you can! :welcome2: :)

OneReallyBigBird
09-02-2013, 03:12 PM
Columbus Day works out great as its 6 weeks from Labor day to Columbus Day! 6 weeks of losing weight and having fun and keeping up with each other!

Lets see how much we can lose by 10/14.

That's a great challenge, definitely count me in. I'll try to be a lot more interactive this time around.;)

My goal is to lose 20 pounds.

SW-573
GW-553

-OneReallyBigBird

smith1313
09-02-2013, 05:56 PM
SW 171
GW 159

I'll be no longer classified as 'overweight'

Lulu NH
09-03-2013, 04:04 AM
Happy Tuesday - Holding at 184.... Getting close to my lowest adult weight of 178.... That's where I was after doing Atkins the first time in 2003....how I wish I had never fallen off the wagon! It feels so much different this time - doing it just for me - not falling into that "dieter's high" if that makes sense. I have one more pair of pants I am trying to fit into and then I will be working on new territory - thanks everyone for the support!!! It has made a big difference for me!!! Have a downdowndown day!!!

Sum38
09-03-2013, 07:08 AM
Sw 158.4
Gw 148.4
Cw 157.6

wannaskipandlaugh
09-03-2013, 07:37 AM
Welcome all! :) Can't wait to see how we all do.... Only 6 weeks.. but 6 weeks can make a big difference! YAY for us all!

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm

GW 233!!! :)

smith1313
09-03-2013, 08:22 AM
SW 171
GW 159

9/3...169

I think the brewery beer and nachos from Saturday fell off....

lulu I did RI30 on Sunday and I am still walking like an old woman. I'm going to attempt it again tonight. Good luck!

Welcome Sum!!

bird glad to 'see' you back!

come on win, under 200 is quite a challenge but you can get it done!

MsLiz
09-03-2013, 10:54 AM
I'm in!
-Liz

kelso80
09-03-2013, 11:04 AM
Columbus Day works out great as its 6 weeks from Labor day to Columbus Day! 6 weeks of losing weight and having fun and keeping up with each other!

Lets see how much we can lose by 10/14


SW 243

GW 233 ( I want to be at this GOAL!) :)
I'm in - 6 week challenge starting now!

Lulu NH
09-04-2013, 04:09 AM
Happy Wednesday!! Holding at 184 ...my Jillian DVD isn't here yet but I am still walking daily!! And it is getting beautiful around here - some trees are starting to preview the Fall show!! Hope everyone has a great day!!!

Smith - You are so daring!!! I think nachos would completely derail me into a wild eating frenzy!!! Honestly, I still can't be trusted with myself.....

wannaskipandlaugh
09-04-2013, 07:26 AM
Welcome Bird (glad to see you back! ) MsLiz and Kelso... I can't wait to see your journey to a lower number on that scale by Columbus Day! :) Yay!!

Me, bad morning bad bad bad

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho :(

GW 233!!!

Sum38
09-04-2013, 08:05 AM
Ovulation time :( Scale is going to creep up for a pound or two within the next few days.

Sw 158.4
Gw 148.4

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2

smith1313
09-04-2013, 08:31 AM
SW 171
GW 159

9/3...169
9/4...170

hitting a stress monster yesterday, haven't killed it yet but going to do one heck of a job on the treadmill tonight!

MsLiz
09-04-2013, 09:26 AM
Ugh
BAD day yesterday - did well until I got home and hubby had a high-carb dinner ready and waiting, including a bottle of merlot. Yikes.

jenngold
09-04-2013, 11:24 AM
Hi everyone! I'd also like to join this challenge too. My goal is to stick to my diet (atkins) and to start exercising. I had 2 babies almost back to back and have alot of weight to lose. Losing 10lbs would be good for this challenge. All the best to everyone. Jenn

kelso80
09-04-2013, 11:37 AM
Stats for september 2013 6 week challenge

9/3 220
9/4 218.7 (not bad)

Hope the scale keeps going down.:carrot:

Lulu NH
09-05-2013, 04:59 AM
Happy Thursday!!! Still holding but hoping to see some change in the next few days!!! It was an absolutely beautiful day for walking in NH yesterday!! I plan to tie on my sneakers again today after work.

Smith - no DVD yet but hopefully soon....

Sum38
09-05-2013, 06:48 AM
Sw 158.4
Gw 148.4

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156

wannaskipandlaugh
09-05-2013, 07:46 AM
Well WOOHOO Sum! Way to go :)

Welcome Jenngold :) and Kelso === nice drop for you! :)

Me... lost 1 of the 2 lbs gained yesterday... now to work on the other one

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)

GW 233!!!

smith1313
09-05-2013, 09:23 AM
SW 171
GW 159

9/3...169
9/4...170
9/5....168.5

Sue....karma is a nasty thing!

good loss kelso!!

welcome jenn

lulu I've put off julian cause it made my pecks sore and I've got to redo a bad mammo next week, hopefully we'll start together now

Lulu NH
09-06-2013, 04:32 AM
Happy Friday!!! Nothing new to report but gonna keep up the walking. Hope everyone has a downdowndown day!!!

Sum38
09-06-2013, 06:41 AM
I had a large dinner, so up a bit.

Sw 158.4
Gw 148.4

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8

wannaskipandlaugh
09-06-2013, 07:48 AM
SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ? :(

GW 233!!!

smith1313
09-06-2013, 08:20 AM
SW 171
GW 159

9/3...169
9/4...170
9/5....168.5
9/6....168

I think it helps that I have no food in the house.....I'm having low-carb pizza and boiled egg for breakfast.

sue...maybe it's the day before showing up, hang in there!

Lulu NH
09-07-2013, 06:01 AM
Happy Saturday! So my doc was very happy at my weight loss and thinks the slow loss is just perfect...ugh!! Because of course I want it all off yesterday!!! I told him it would be a miracle to get the rest of it off.....he totally recognizes the struggle so that was comforting!! On the downside he wanted to up my prednisone which I politely declined because anything that is going to add more weight will pretty much send me over a cliff and I can't begin to deal with that right now....so still plugging along - no DVD yet but walking outside is just beautiful this time of year - hate that the days are getting shorter!!!

smith1313
09-07-2013, 08:31 AM
SW 171
GW 159

9/3...169
9/4...170
9/5....168.5
9/6....168
9/7....168.5

I had birthday cake yesterday, my bad. I haven't been very hungry lately, I've been forcing myself to eat, weird I"m usually plotting the next intake, lol

lulu...very nice when your doc recognized it!

Sue...have you had some blood work done? thyroid? cortisol? hang in there, you know what your are doing is right

Sum38
09-07-2013, 08:53 AM
No idea why weight is up this am.

Sw 158.4
Gw 148.4

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8

wannaskipandlaugh
09-07-2013, 10:03 AM
I am sorry Sum.... its probably left over from Thursday... Tomorrow your scale will smile at you!

Thank you Smith! :) and yep I am going to the doctor on the 23rd for a physical and need to get that thyroid (that was swollen 3 weeks ago) checked out. (Mom has thyroid problems too.... and its hereditory - sad thing is I also inherited my Aunts bad Gall Bladder lol... but I have all the hair in the family...lololol) ---- On another note.. you are in the 168's .. WOWOWOWOWOWO... I mean that is just so awesome to be South of 170! and you are less than $20 (I always think money with loss nos) from your goal!... you can count down singles now! :)


Well HAPPY DAY for me ... so I do need to think of a HAPPY DANCE

242.5... So happy to be closer to 239 than 245.. (well right in the middle.. but I an leaning) Makes my day HAPPIER!!

Lulu NH
09-08-2013, 06:32 AM
Happy Sunday!!! No new news but that's not unusual for me....thinking about not weighing for a week...if I can actually pull it off - trying not to be a slave to the scale....I don't want it to "rule" my world when I am staying on plan, exercising and it is just going to take a long time. Wish my magic wand was working and I could get rid of these pounds immediately....hate being impatient - really trying to enjoy the journey. I treated myself to a Nike dri-fit XL workout shirt for $16 bucks yesterday. It looks good and will look great in 10 pounds.

Wannaskipandlaugh - thought about you a lot and hope things are getting better - wishing happy thoughts and Atkins food choices for you!! We are all in the struggle together!! I told my doctor I like walking because it is the only time of the day I don't have think about food choices - the mental challenge of carb addiction can be exhausting!!

Wishing everyone a downdowndown!!!

Sum38
09-08-2013, 07:48 AM
I was just not hungry yesterday, but thirsty...I expected to see a bigger drop :( Maybe tomorrow.

Sw 158.4
Gw 148.4

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2

smith1313
09-08-2013, 08:20 AM
SW 171
GW 159

9/3...169
9/4...170
9/5....168.5
9/6....168
9/7....168.5
9/8....169.5

not good but the frozen margaritas where! I expected payment on the scale the next few days. ugghh, gotta get moving.....

wannaskipandlaugh
09-08-2013, 09:20 AM
I wish I could avoid the scale too Lulu.... Hard to ignore it... It rules my world too... and today I dislike it very much!

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ?
9/7 242.5 LOVE IT!
9/8 245 Tease tease tease yesterday... maybe I'll lose a lb by Christmas (sorry feeling sorry for myself this morning)

GW 233!!!

Sum38
09-08-2013, 10:22 AM
So sorry Sue!

wannaskipandlaugh
09-09-2013, 07:38 AM
Thank you for the hug Sum.... I needed it!

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ?
9/7 242.5 LOVE IT!
9/8 245 Tease tease tease yesterday... maybe I'll lose a lb by Christmas (sorry feeling sorry for myself this morning)
9/9 244.5 been here before (several times)

GW 233!!!

smith1313
09-09-2013, 08:19 AM
SW 171
GW 159

9/3...169
9/4...170
9/5....168.5
9/6....168
9/7....168.5
9/8....169.5
9/9....170.5

deep breath and back to basics, shake it off and dig a little deeper....hopefully follow up testing tomorrow will be fine, state inspectors will smile and be forgiving, my residents mind their manners and my butt will get back onto that treadmill

Sue :hug:

Sum38
09-09-2013, 10:29 AM
For the healthier part;
Walked 4.7 miles.

For the lighter part;
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2

Lulu NH
09-10-2013, 05:45 AM
Can't weight - which is fine because I want to try to go 7 days without weighing and focusing on food choices and exercise. I think the DVD may have come in. My husband is supposed to go pick up a package at the post office today. My clothes are feeling better....and I tried on a size 14 Lands End collared shirt this weekend. I can button it up but know 10 pounds will make it so I can wear it in public!! Even with exercise my stomach is jiggly because of the weight loss....

Sum38
09-10-2013, 06:09 AM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4

wannaskipandlaugh
09-10-2013, 08:03 AM
Good for you Lulu! I know that 14 will fit and start floating on you!!!
Sum... :D Who cares what you ate.. your body was happy and lost WooHoo!
Smith.... Back down to the 160's I bet today..

HOW are the others doing??? Is anyone else going to check in??? :)

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ?
9/7 242.5 LOVE IT!
9/8 245 Tease tease tease yesterday... maybe I'll lose a lb by Christmas (sorry feeling sorry for myself this morning)
9/9 244.5 been here before (several times)
9/10 244 last day ever at this number!!!

GW 233!!!

smith1313
09-10-2013, 10:44 AM
SW 171
GW 159

9/3...169
9/4...170
9/5....168.5
9/6....168
9/7....168.5
9/8....169.5
9/9....170.5
9/0....169.5

lulu-I have a closet like that!

I love Mama Odie's song "dig a little deeper" from Disney's Princess and the Frog, it's a great re-motovational song!

So I did that colored rock and cup weight loss thing...I really like the visual! Told dh if he hasn't seen the rocks move, then let me know I need to 'dig a little deeper' LOL! He so puts up with me!

Sum38
09-11-2013, 07:42 AM
Holding steady. I had a pretty good OP day yesterday.

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4

wannaskipandlaugh
09-11-2013, 07:56 AM
looks like we are all creeping down or staying put for the day (Sum). and that is better than a gain.. YAY!!

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ?
9/7 242.5 LOVE IT!
9/8 245 Tease tease tease yesterday... maybe I'll lose a lb by Christmas (sorry feeling sorry for myself this morning)
9/9 244.5 been here before (several times)
9/10 244 last day ever at this number!!!
9/11 243.5 Sad remembrance day... a neighbor of my parents lost a son and nephew (FireFighter in NY) :(

GW 233!!!

smith1313
09-11-2013, 08:27 AM
SW 171
GW 159

9/3...169
9/4...170
9/5....168.5
9/6....168
9/7....168.5
9/8....169.5
9/9....170.5
9/10....169.5
9/11...168.5

GW 159...9.5 to go

well my additional views and ultra sound from mammogram made me feel a little better but they still want a MRI for a definitive answer. Everything points to just benign tumors but some small puckering shouldn't be there....they are killing me!

wannaskipandlaugh
09-12-2013, 07:55 AM
Oh yay on the weight Smith... but OHHH I am sorry about the MRI... .But I am glad that its not a "problem" bump.. I know your doctor would be all over it if it was... Either way.. I have my possitive thoughts on you!

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ?
9/7 242.5 LOVE IT!
9/8 245 Tease tease tease yesterday... maybe I'll lose a lb by Christmas (sorry feeling sorry for myself this morning)
9/9 244.5 been here before (several times)
9/10 244 last day ever at this number!!!
9/11 243.5 Sad remembrance day... a neighbor of my parents lost a son and nephew (FireFighter in NY)
9/12 243.5 stopped and idling at a red light

GW 233!!!

smith1313
09-12-2013, 08:28 AM
SW 171
GW 159

9/3...169
9/4...170
9/5....168.5
9/6....168
9/7....168.5
9/8....169.5
9/9....170.5
9/10....169.5
9/11...168.5
9/12...168.5

GW 159...9.5 to go

I jumped back onto the exercise yesterday, it felt soooo good! I walk/jog 4 miles!

thanks Sue, they tell you just enough to scare you! Instincts kicked in a grab the reports and did a lot of research over the last week or so.

wannaskipandlaugh
09-13-2013, 07:44 AM
Oh Yay for me... FINALLY a downward number on the scale! (Note: did the IAN wine for dinner diet and got rid of some of that pesky extra water)

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ?
9/7 242.5 LOVE IT!
9/8 245 Tease tease tease yesterday... maybe I'll lose a lb by Christmas (sorry feeling sorry for myself this morning)
9/9 244.5 been here before (several times)
9/10 244 last day ever at this number!!!
9/11 243.5 Sad remembrance day... a neighbor of my parents lost a son and nephew (FireFighter in NY)
9/12 243.5 stopped and idling at a red light
9/13 242 stepped on the gas... Can I go faster???? :D

GW 233!!!

smith1313
09-13-2013, 08:31 AM
SW 171
GW 159

9/3...169
9/4...170
9/5....168.5
9/6....168
9/7....168.5
9/8....169.5
9/9....170.5
9/10....169.5
9/11...168.5
9/12...168.5
9/13...168

9 to go

I've lost 1 stinking pound in 10 days, I"m not keeping that kind of progress up! See what stress does to a person!

wine? wine? I really like my sweet wines! We have a wine store close with over 6,000 wines in it.....dreamy!!

Lulu NH
09-13-2013, 08:36 AM
Happy Friday the 13th!!!! Weight holding steady like usual - it's not the daily down but the monthly down that really matters. Still can't divorce myself from the scale!!!

Non scale victory- as mentioned before my "*** shelf" ( the bulges of fat on my butt by my hips) has clearly melted down some more!!!! I almost just have a big butt not an extra lumpy butt!! I was really surprised to notice a difference in the mirror!! So I'm shaping right now and the loss should follow!!!

Sum38
09-14-2013, 08:00 AM
Wrong direction...

Sw 158.4
Gw 148.4
Cw 160.4

wannaskipandlaugh
09-14-2013, 08:38 AM
Smith.. yep wine.. just DON'T EAT when you drink! :) works... but still look at you tho! You have such a wonderful no.. More will come off!

Lulu . - I too noticed last week that I had lost my Butt Shelf... OH I just keep looking in the mirror to keep looking to make sure.. Boy do the clothes look better without that sticking out! :D

Sum... I am sorry about your bad 4 days... Today is a new day.. and you an start right now :) I know you have the determination!

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ?
9/7 242.5 LOVE IT!
9/8 245 Tease tease tease yesterday... maybe I'll lose a lb by Christmas (sorry feeling sorry for myself this morning)
9/9 244.5 been here before (several times)
9/10 244 last day ever at this number!!!
9/11 243.5 Sad remembrance day... a neighbor of my parents lost a son and nephew (FireFighter in NY)
9/12 243.5 stopped and idling at a red light
9/13 242 stepped on the gas... Can I go faster????
9/14 241.5 moving at city speed... hhmm wanna go Highway speed now! :lol:

GW 233!!!

Lulu NH
09-15-2013, 06:50 AM
Scale holding steady...but I think I am going to see some progress this week!!! I really want to see the 170s by the end of this challenge!!! I know that is pushing it because of my slow losses but a girl can dream!!! Right now I am about where I wanted to be in June so I may not make goal until March....not bad but I wanted to be there by December. Reality check: I used a BMR calculator today and my calorie count at goal weight is not too far from my calorie count trying to lose weight. (Atkins is my focus but I like to compare with calorie count too to try to keep my portions under control and not eat "high" so much!!

Sum38
09-15-2013, 08:09 AM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159

wannaskipandlaugh
09-15-2013, 10:08 AM
Yay SUM going back down .,

Lulu.. If you are feeling "it" then it will be so! I would love to see your lower nos this week!! :)

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ?
9/7 242.5 LOVE IT!
9/8 245 Tease tease tease yesterday... maybe I'll lose a lb by Christmas (sorry feeling sorry for myself this morning)
9/9 244.5 been here before (several times)
9/10 244 last day ever at this number!!!
9/11 243.5 Sad remembrance day... a neighbor of my parents lost a son and nephew (FireFighter in NY)
9/12 243.5 stopped and idling at a red light
9/13 242 stepped on the gas... Can I go faster????
9/14 241.5 moving at city speed... hhmm wanna go Highway speed now!
9/15 241.5 darn it.. the red light caught me!... Oh well gotta obey traffic laws!

GW 233!!

Lulu NH
09-16-2013, 04:21 AM
Happy Monday - holding but I really do think change is coming!! Can't weigh Tuesday or Wednesday - on the road - which is good because I don't like being ruled by the scale. Still logging in to my fitness pal And tracking what I eat. I like that I can see all my exercise, calories, carbs - I think it helps to keep me on track.

This past weekend my mother-in-law said I was melting away!! I said I am trying and she said "No you are DOING it!!" She was very sweet and always has been!

Apple picking with baby girl this weekend - made apple crisp for my family for their dessert last night!! My success was not getting an apple cider doughnut at the orchard!! True confession: So glad the line was too long because I probably would have eaten two of them!!

Wishing everyone a downdowndown!!!

wannaskipandlaugh
09-16-2013, 07:58 AM
Lulu.. you are so right... those Apple Cider donuts (drooling here) are so good! and what a wonderful thing to hear!. You are melting away.. :D That is awesome! :) Shows what you are doing, someone noticed! :)

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ?
9/7 242.5 LOVE IT!
9/8 245 Tease tease tease yesterday... maybe I'll lose a lb by Christmas (sorry feeling sorry for myself this morning)
9/9 244.5 been here before (several times)
9/10 244 last day ever at this number!!!
9/11 243.5 Sad remembrance day... a neighbor of my parents lost a son and nephew (FireFighter in NY)
9/12 243.5 stopped and idling at a red light
9/13 242 stepped on the gas... Can I go faster????
9/14 241.5 moving at city speed... hhmm wanna go Highway speed now!
9/15 241.5 darn it.. the red light caught me!... Oh well gotta obey traffic laws!
9/16 242 sigh... backing up and I have the stop sign up for THAT direction!!!! :(

GW 233!!

Sum38
09-16-2013, 08:03 AM
Sue, the light is just orange for you for a day, just see how much green light will be :)

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6

wannaskipandlaugh
09-17-2013, 07:46 AM
Thank you Sum.. from your mouth to WHOOSH FAIRY'S ear! :D

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ?
9/7 242.5 LOVE IT!
9/8 245 Tease tease tease yesterday... maybe I'll lose a lb by Christmas (sorry feeling sorry for myself this morning)
9/9 244.5 been here before (several times)
9/10 244 last day ever at this number!!!
9/11 243.5 Sad remembrance day... a neighbor of my parents lost a son and nephew (FireFighter in NY)
9/12 243.5 stopped and idling at a red light
9/13 242 stepped on the gas... Can I go faster????
9/14 241.5 moving at city speed... hhmm wanna go Highway speed now!
9/15 241.5 darn it.. the red light caught me!... Oh well gotta obey traffic laws!
9/16 242 sigh... backing up and I have the stop sign up for THAT direction!!!!
9/17 241 Green Light! (Devo) Move forward. Go Ahead (Crack that whip!)

GW 233!!

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Sum38
09-17-2013, 07:53 AM
A pound drop Sue!!! Fabulous! I think Whoosh Fairy is visiting us, I was down 1.4 lbs this am. :dance:

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2

smith1313
09-17-2013, 08:32 AM
back to 169 today, had company in from out of town, no exercise and odd eating....Mom and Dad bought a house and are moving early next year after Mom retires!

lulu...sounds like fun! I remember having to peel boxes and boxes of apples but the smell of them boiling down on the stove was amazing!

Sue...come on 230s!!

sum...coming back down!

wannaskipandlaugh
09-18-2013, 07:37 AM
YEAH SUM! Nice whoosh.. I hope yours continue... Mine came to another red light and musta saw a bakery..:(

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ?
9/7 242.5 LOVE IT!
9/8 245 Tease tease tease yesterday... maybe I'll lose a lb by Christmas (sorry feeling sorry for myself this morning)
9/9 244.5 been here before (several times)
9/10 244 last day ever at this number!!!
9/11 243.5 Sad remembrance day... a neighbor of my parents lost a son and nephew (FireFighter in NY)
9/12 243.5 stopped and idling at a red light
9/13 242 stepped on the gas... Can I go faster????
9/14 241.5 moving at city speed... hhmm wanna go Highway speed now!
9/15 241.5 darn it.. the red light caught me!... Oh well gotta obey traffic laws!
9/16 242 sigh... backing up and I have the stop sign up for THAT direction!!!!
9/17 241 Green Light! (Devo) Move forward. Go Ahead (Crack that whip!)
9/18 241.5 (that imaginary cupcake has got to LEAVE the building!) LOL

GW 233!!

smith1313
09-18-2013, 08:24 AM
come on sue, you are so close to the 230s!! I'm cheering you on!!

168 this morning...9 to go! Come on swooshing I need some love!

I can't believe the people at my work, again with the Cheerios!

Sum38
09-18-2013, 09:17 AM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159 TOM is nearing

Sum38
09-19-2013, 05:39 AM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2

wannaskipandlaugh
09-19-2013, 08:30 AM
Come on SMITH! :) 167 167 167 :D

SUM looky that whoosh! YEAH..

ITS A FULL MOON TONIGHT! :D Got me too Down 1 lb WAHEY as Ian says!

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ?
9/7 242.5 LOVE IT!
9/8 245 Tease tease tease yesterday... maybe I'll lose a lb by Christmas (sorry feeling sorry for myself this morning)
9/9 244.5 been here before (several times)
9/10 244 last day ever at this number!!!
9/11 243.5 Sad remembrance day... a neighbor of my parents lost a son and nephew (FireFighter in NY)
9/12 243.5 stopped and idling at a red light
9/13 242 stepped on the gas... Can I go faster????
9/14 241.5 moving at city speed... hhmm wanna go Highway speed now!
9/15 241.5 darn it.. the red light caught me!... Oh well gotta obey traffic laws!
9/16 242 sigh... backing up and I have the stop sign up for THAT direction!!!!
9/17 241 Green Light! (Devo) Move forward. Go Ahead (Crack that whip!)
9/18 241.5 (that imaginary cupcake has got to LEAVE the building!) LOL
9/19 240.5 SPEED ON! woohoo!!! 230's I seeeeeeeeee you!

GW 233!!

smith1313
09-19-2013, 12:09 PM
GO SUE GO!!!

nice decline sum!!

168.5 9.5 to go

I'll finish my beer tonight so I'm going dry for a while....ran 2miles this morning! Does anyone know of a good workout for the upper body right off hand? I do have 5 pound weights.

wannaskipandlaugh
09-20-2013, 07:56 AM
Smith I do some made up exercises with that rubber stretch tube...Hold the tube with your thumbs in front, elbows bent and pull apart and same thing but turn your hands around so grabbing with fingers instead of thumb, Hold 1 end behind your back down towards your hip.. Opposite hand stretches the tube up to the sky (start with bent elbow) and then elbows bent - arms above head.. stretch the tube... I do 20 of these every other day and after 4 months I have a better defined arm and my Batwings are not as bad as they would have been loosing 60+ lbs. :) but that is what I do... I also box punch when I walk, swing arms in full circles and pretend weight lifting (no weights just pumpups while I walk :) I hope you do find some great exercises that you like! :)

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ?
9/7 242.5 LOVE IT!
9/8 245 Tease tease tease yesterday... maybe I'll lose a lb by Christmas (sorry feeling sorry for myself this morning)
9/9 244.5 been here before (several times)
9/10 244 last day ever at this number!!!
9/11 243.5 Sad remembrance day... a neighbor of my parents lost a son and nephew (FireFighter in NY)
9/12 243.5 stopped and idling at a red light
9/13 242 stepped on the gas... Can I go faster????
9/14 241.5 moving at city speed... hhmm wanna go Highway speed now!
9/15 241.5 darn it.. the red light caught me!... Oh well gotta obey traffic laws!
9/16 242 sigh... backing up and I have the stop sign up for THAT direction!!!!
9/17 241 Green Light! (Devo) Move forward. Go Ahead (Crack that whip!)
9/18 241.5 (that imaginary cupcake has got to LEAVE the building!) LOL
9/19 240.5 SPEED ON! woohoo!!! 230's I seeeeeeeeee you!
9/20 240 I am coming 230's Yes I am!!!!

GW 233!!

Sum38
09-20-2013, 08:23 AM
Sooo close Sue! Tomorrow!

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4

Lulu NH
09-20-2013, 08:28 AM
Still at 184 this morning but I know the scale is going to move - walked 10000 steps twice this week!!! Very proud of that!!!

Smith - getting everything set to start Jillian at home and then seeing if I can get the DVD to play on my laptop when I am on the road!!

Wannaskipandlaugh - HA!! On the "bat wings" mine are so bad - my daughter was afraid I would do surgery - which scares her to death!!! Not planning any surgery.....toning/exercise for me right now!!!!

Looks like everyone is going downdowndown!!! I'll be joining everyone soon!!! Happy Friday!!!!

Lulu NH
09-21-2013, 04:41 AM
Holding steady!! Know I am going in the right direction just need to be patient!!

True confession: This has nothing to do with counting carbs - very frustrated because a squirrel has gotten inside the walls of my house. Have to call the wild life experts this morning!!! Ugh!!!

Sum38
09-21-2013, 06:53 AM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6

wannaskipandlaugh
09-21-2013, 09:44 AM
Oh Lulu... I hope that they don't have to cut too many holes in your drywall... YIKES.. I hope they lure it out with a great smell up in the attic...

Patience... WORD of the day for me!

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ?
9/7 242.5 LOVE IT!
9/8 245 Tease tease tease yesterday... maybe I'll lose a lb by Christmas (sorry feeling sorry for myself this morning)
9/9 244.5 been here before (several times)
9/10 244 last day ever at this number!!!
9/11 243.5 Sad remembrance day... a neighbor of my parents lost a son and nephew (FireFighter in NY)
9/12 243.5 stopped and idling at a red light
9/13 242 stepped on the gas... Can I go faster????
9/14 241.5 moving at city speed... hhmm wanna go Highway speed now!
9/15 241.5 darn it.. the red light caught me!... Oh well gotta obey traffic laws!
9/16 242 sigh... backing up and I have the stop sign up for THAT direction!!!!
9/17 241 Green Light! (Devo) Move forward. Go Ahead (Crack that whip!)
9/18 241.5 (that imaginary cupcake has got to LEAVE the building!) LOL
9/19 240.5 SPEED ON! woohoo!!! 230's I seeeeeeeeee you!
9/20 240 I am coming 230's Yes I am!!!!
9/21 241 well the 230's ran away. hhmmph.. Gonna catch them tomorrow!

GW 233!!

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Sum38
09-21-2013, 11:12 AM
Oh Sue, the new decade can be such a witch!

Lulu Sorry about the critter!

TOM for me, no real gain beforehand...looking forward to my post TOM whoosh!!

Lulu NH
09-22-2013, 06:18 AM
Ok....trying to enjoy the journey but when I see no scale change.....well you get the picture.....clothes are fitting better but I'd like to see the 170s some time this year!!!

Sum38
09-22-2013, 03:35 PM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2

wannaskipandlaugh
09-23-2013, 07:23 AM
So weird.. I had a post here yesterday and now its gone.. WILD... I don't think I said anything wrong.. ....????????

SW 243 (9/2)
9/3 243 Same...Drank alot of Crystal light.. hhhmmmm
9/4 245 I was perfect on plan (18 carbs and veggies too) salty meat tho
9/5 244 I did have 2 mini frozen snickers (Bad Sue) but I really wanted a pizza and did not (BADDDDDD day at work)
9/6 244.5 ?
9/7 242.5 LOVE IT!
9/8 245 Tease tease tease yesterday... maybe I'll lose a lb by Christmas (sorry feeling sorry for myself this morning)
9/9 244.5 been here before (several times)
9/10 244 last day ever at this number!!!
9/11 243.5 Sad remembrance day... a neighbor of my parents lost a son and nephew (FireFighter in NY)
9/12 243.5 stopped and idling at a red light
9/13 242 stepped on the gas... Can I go faster????
9/14 241.5 moving at city speed... hhmm wanna go Highway speed now!
9/15 241.5 darn it.. the red light caught me!... Oh well gotta obey traffic laws!
9/16 242 sigh... backing up and I have the stop sign up for THAT direction!!!!
9/17 241 Green Light! (Devo) Move forward. Go Ahead (Crack that whip!)
9/18 241.5 (that imaginary cupcake has got to LEAVE the building!) LOL
9/19 240.5 SPEED ON! woohoo!!! 230's I seeeeeeeeee you!
9/20 240 I am coming 230's Yes I am!!!!
9/21 241 well the 230's ran away. hhmmph.. Gonna catch them tomorrow!
9/22 241 (screeching halt)
9/23 242 and life is now kicking me... Doctor apt too today.. DOUBLE Whammy! :(

GW 233!!

Sum38
09-23-2013, 09:00 AM
Sue, I must be giving you my pounds :(

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8

Lulu NH
09-24-2013, 05:30 AM
SW: 184
CW: 182
GW: 174


Yahoo, yahoo, yahoo!!!!!! I'm 182!!!!!!!!! Overweight now not obese anymore!!!! 36 and 1/2 weeks in!!!! Averaging 1.19 pounds per week!!! (even when it looks like I'm going nowhere fast!!! Thank you all for the support!!!!! It really helps me stay on track!!! Oh yeah and had the best steak tip and Caesar salad yesterday at lunch - no croutons but you already knew that!!!

Sum -Wow what can I say!!! Downdowndown!!

Wannaskipandlaugh - what did the doc say??

Sum38
09-24-2013, 07:09 AM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/23: 154.4

wannaskipandlaugh
09-24-2013, 07:35 AM
Oh Sum... I did take your Lbs! (More than you know!) and LULU. YAY and HOORAY for you!

Doctor was just a general (I have a muscle issue in my neck) otherwise generally healthy... I need to get the fasting blood tests done for Thyroid, D levels, Cholesterol etc.. that I will do sometime this week...

BUT... the doctors scale read me 14+ higher than my scale.. so gonna have to wrap my head around that... Need to get a new scale and readjust my numbers sigh... and that has me very deflated and bummed out... (80's term LOL)... So .... I will be around.. just gotta get a new scale and adjust my thinking and mindset...

Hugs to you all!

Sum38
09-24-2013, 07:58 AM
Hugs to you Sue!!! Just remember you have lost weight, what ever the new scale says. -- I feel bad for you if you truly have to add 14 pounds to your journey. :hug: Just don't get discouraged.

I have "Eat Smart" scale and I really like it. It is quite accurate (gives me same numbers at home as I get at my doctor's office).

smith1313
09-24-2013, 10:29 AM
well sucky, suck, suck.....I bought this expensive scale a few years ago, that did body fat and had a bunch of do-dads. I gave it away cause my $10 scale from K-mart was more accurate and less fluctuations. 15 years later my $10 K-mart scale is pretty smooth with the docs.

Lordy this month has gone by fast and I have not lost a thing.....MIL in last weekend, BIL in this weekend. I HAVE to get at least 5 pounds off this month! I will be 159 for my Parrothead concert on the 24th!

wannaskipandlaugh
09-25-2013, 08:00 AM
Thank you for the HUG SUM I appreciate it... and it has done a number on my mind and heart.. trying to smile and overcome it!... Amazing what numbers can do to your Psychie...

SMITH.. Go go go.. get those 5 lbs off!! You can do it!!! Buffett concerts always fun! Fins to the left.... LOL

Me officially at 255.6 (old 241.5) so back to where I was on Sunday just a crappier no posting now gggrrrrrrr

Sum38
09-25-2013, 08:12 AM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/23: 154.4
9/24: 154.6

smith1313
09-25-2013, 08:31 AM
171 today...

Lulu NH
09-25-2013, 09:32 AM
On the road and can't weigh - walked my 10000 steps already is morning!!! And I really had to motivate myself - thank goodness for iPods and dance music !!! It makes me want to move!!!

Wannaskipandlaugh/Sue - my advice is don't do it.... Stick with 241 and your scale all that matters is that you are seeing progress and the scale only tells part of the story. My doctors scale is usually 5-7 pounds more depending on when I go and what I am wearing versus home weighing naked first thing in the morning!!! Don't sweat the small stuff and it is all small stuff!! (You can always adjust your goal later if you want......just my humble opinion......keep going......you are SO worth it!!!! Big hugs from NH!)

wannaskipandlaugh
09-26-2013, 07:48 AM
I thank you Lulu... and at first I was going to just stay with my old scale and then just add on 14 more lbs to lose.. but... I have a long run still to go 90+ still left to lose. and might as well get the pain over and done with now. I bought a Health O Meter digital scale at Walmart ( my old scale was a Health O Meter dial scale) so I hope they don't talk to each other LOL unless its good! LOL

I am down to 254.6 this morning and I did see 238-239 on my old scale which did make my heart so happy... and at least I am down to my lowest from before (240.5) so happy about that.. Now to get back into the 240's!!

Have a very nice day everyone!!

Sum38
09-26-2013, 07:51 AM
Well, I fell off the wagon, big time :( "Old" me would had stayed away from the scale, but the new improved me decided to face the music.

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/23: 154.4
9/24: 154.6
9/25: 155.8

smith1313
09-26-2013, 08:26 AM
well I am 173 this morning....up 3 pounds! How in the bloody dickens did I manage that one? The 5 days of no exercise and eating a little off might have been the culprit but 3 pounds overnight??

wannaskipandlaugh
09-27-2013, 07:22 AM
OK SUM and SMITH... (Kick butt) get rid of that extra.. right now! LOL
Tell those found water lbs to take a hike! :) They will go away....

Down to 254 (old scale 240 so just 1 ounce from 230's on old scale) Lowest weight on this journey... Head is down and the blinders are on and I am moving forward! charge!!!! LOLOLOLOLOL

smith1313
09-27-2013, 08:35 AM
thank goodness it was water....pitting edema yesterday and still some hanging around today.

170 today 11 to go

Sum38
09-27-2013, 09:23 AM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/24: 154.4
9/25: 154.6
9/26: 155.8
9/27: 155.8

Lulu NH
09-27-2013, 10:13 AM
Holding steady!!! But I really want to eat everything in sight today ugh!!!! Thank goodness for faux-tato salad!! I can have a big helping and it's good for me!!!

wannaskipandlaugh
09-28-2013, 08:28 AM
AHHHHHHHHHH I had a BIGTIME WHOOOOSSSHHHHHHH :D

I am so happy... 252 and 238 on my old scale.. The lowest in almost 10 years!!! OH YAY!!!!!! I am so happy. I hope you all had a NICE number on your scale. The whoosh fairy was flying far and wide last night I heard! :D

SW 243/257
CW 238/252

GW 233/247 At least I am getting closer!!!

Sum38
09-28-2013, 10:21 AM
WOOT Sue! Congrats! :dance:

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/24: 154.4
9/25: 154.6
9/26: 155.8
9/27: 155.8
9/28: 157.2

wannaskipandlaugh
09-28-2013, 10:33 AM
THANK YOU SUM!.. that means alot to me from you! :) NOW your turn!!!!!!

Sum38
09-28-2013, 10:42 AM
I seem to have the Bloat Fairy visiting me :D -- You are truly doing amazing! I am really happy for you Sue!

Lulu NH
09-29-2013, 06:31 AM
Congrats Wannaskipandlaugh!!!! Nice to have a new low number!!!!! Very proud of you - taking lemons and making lemonade!! You are a very strong person!!!

Holding steady but huge non-scale victory!!! Went to Walmart with my husband yesterday to get him some new work pants so of course I spent time trying on clothes for a little reality check. There are no more "just my size" jeans sizes for me!! I had to try on "regular" jeans - honestly I can't remember ever wearing a size at didn't have a "w" at the end of it - it kind of threw me for a loop. Later in the day, I went to Dress Barn to get a new suit because my family said everything looks too big now. The pants (14w) came from the plus side of the store and the jacket came from the "misses" side of the store because the 14w jacket was too big!!

Sabotage of the day: My mom brought a box of maple sugar candy home from Canada and left it at my house yesterday!! Going to send it to my son!!

Sum38
09-29-2013, 09:10 AM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/24: 154.4
9/25: 154.6
9/26: 155.8
9/27: 155.8
9/28: 157.2
9/29: 156.4

smith1313
09-29-2013, 10:56 AM
YEA!!! Sue you have got to be feeling fantastic! Look how far you have come! Woot-woot!!!

169 this morning....lost only half pound this month but I admit I had some stress and family with that increased eating the wrong items.

wannaskipandlaugh
09-29-2013, 11:15 AM
Well WOO HOO Smith and Sum .. you are both down!! Going in the right direction :D too cool!! and wonderful!

Lulu.. Bigtime NSV! getting normal # clothes to wear.. TeeHEE. that is such a wonderful feeling.. Almost unbelievable too sometimes.. but you have proof now...! :) Yeah.

Me... Hooray... I am in my whoosh week and down to 251.2 (237 on old scale) and THRILLED to pieces! Maybe the crappy scale episode kicked my butt more.. as I feel like I have been on a mission again (Mara in another thread said I had my "fighter" back LOL Love it!) and I went shopping in Bealls (our local clothing store) and I bought a LARGE shirt.. Not a XL, Not a 1X a LARGE.. I know.. vanity sizing.. but it fits! WOoHOOOO I wanted to frame that moment!... But I am definitly in the XL 1X range now in tops... Pants.. not gonna even think about that yet.. tho all my shorts are now turning into skirts (I had made a bunch of wide legged shorts) and I have had to cut 1.5 - 2 inches of the elastic outta the waist too! :D

AH LIFE IS GOOD! and scale thing... a lesson learned and conquered!

SW 243/257
CW 237/251.2

GW 233/247 At least I am getting closer!!!

Lulu NH
09-30-2013, 05:56 AM
Sabotage of the day: My husband wants me to gain weight!!! Ugh!!! Comments about my shrinking top!! Oh well .......just marching on here!!

Sum38
09-30-2013, 06:29 AM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/24: 154.4
9/25: 154.6
9/26: 155.8
9/27: 155.8
9/28: 157.2
9/29: 156.4
9/30: 155.4

wannaskipandlaugh
09-30-2013, 07:32 AM
Sabotage of the day: My husband wants me to gain weight!!! Ugh!!! Comments about my shrinking top!! Oh well .......just marching on here!!

Wow, really? That is a nice thought he has... but he knows you want to lose a few more tho? Oh I hope he comes back and realizes that he needs to be more supportive! Hugs to you Lulu!

wannaskipandlaugh
09-30-2013, 07:34 AM
Yeah SUM!... getting back down there! (Now I know where the Whoosh Fairy has gone off too!) :)

SW 243/257
CW 239/253.2 Oh slow Summer... 3 months of 6 lbs or less off :(

GW 233/247 At least I am getting closer!!!

smith1313
09-30-2013, 08:40 AM
170.5 here....

I sat down last night, did some research and made a plan, I lost NOTHING this month and that has soo got to change!

he needs to be more supportive....ha-ha!!

Sum38
09-30-2013, 08:49 AM
Lulu NH Maybe he is feeling a bit insecure. -- I personally would be livid at my DH if he tried holding me back :mad:

Sum38
10-01-2013, 07:24 AM
Down a tiny bit.

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/24: 154.4
9/25: 154.6
9/26: 155.8
9/27: 155.8
9/28: 157.2
9/29: 156.4
9/30: 155.4
10/1: 155

wannaskipandlaugh
10-01-2013, 08:00 AM
YAY SUM!... boo for Sue....

smith1313
10-01-2013, 07:41 PM
alarm clock didn't go off so I had a late start, they really messes up a day!

169.5 this morning....NEVER TO BE IN THE 170s AGAIN!!

Lulu NH
10-02-2013, 05:53 AM
Go Smith!!! Patiently waiting for the day I can say the same for the 180s!!!! You are ROCKIN' IT!!!!!

Sum38
10-02-2013, 07:09 AM
I had some sort of a tummy bug. I did not eat anything and nothing stayed in, but it brought a new low

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/24: 154.4
9/25: 154.6
9/26: 155.8
9/27: 155.8
9/28: 157.2
9/29: 156.4
9/30: 155.4
10/1: 155
10/2: 152.8

wannaskipandlaugh
10-02-2013, 07:40 AM
YAY Smith... No more 170's They are in the rear view mirror!...
Lulu... you will get there (outta the 180's) next week I bet!!!

SUM ... I am so sorry you are not feeling well :(... Not good... BUT HOLY MOLY!! Look at that scale!... Get better soon and hang onto that number (or lower!) Yay!!

Me... Down a scooch... 253.4 (instead of .6) LOL but still 2+ lbs higher than Sunday. Don't know why...

Sum38
10-03-2013, 06:54 AM
The new low did not stick oncy I re-hydrated myself.

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/24: 154.4
9/25: 154.6
9/26: 155.8
9/27: 155.8
9/28: 157.2
9/29: 156.4
9/30: 155.4
10/1: 155
10/2: 152.8
10/2: 154.4

wannaskipandlaugh
10-03-2013, 07:47 AM
Oh but you are still Lower SUM!... That water will do away! :)

I lost 1.2 lbs.. hooray.. Almost down to my lowest from Sunday... 252.2... Going lower this week! ggrrrrrrrrr I have my blinders on and moving forward! LOL

SW 243/257
CW 238/252.2

GW 233/247 At least I am getting closer!!!

Lulu NH
10-04-2013, 04:51 AM
Still hanging out at 182!!! Yesterday was the most beautiful walking weather ever!! I walked in the afternoon and there was a slight breeze and the leaves are absolutely beautiful!! My mom and my aunt from Florida are coming over on Saturday planning a BBQ might make some more faux-tato salad!!

Did I tell everyone that I got rid of two more bags of clothes last weekend? I cleaned out all my work suits/coats/etc. I have always kept "back up" clothes but not this time. I have had to buy some "in between clothes" and I'm not sure what my final size will be when I'm 25-30 pounds lighter. Right now I'm very close to where I was the first time I did Atkins (178) but body-wise I'm in better shape and wearing the right size clothes. When I told my sister I got rid of clothes she reminded me to stop buying clothes that were too big for me!! It's an old habit I'm trying to let go of......True Confession: never been comfortable with people looking at me or looking attractive.

Sum38
10-04-2013, 06:21 AM
Another pound :)

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/24: 154.4
9/25: 154.6
9/26: 155.8
9/27: 155.8
9/28: 157.2
9/29: 156.4
9/30: 155.4
10/1: 155
10/2: 152.8
10/3: 154.4
10/4: 153.4

Sum38
10-04-2013, 07:01 AM
10 days till Columbus Day.

wannaskipandlaugh
10-04-2013, 07:52 AM
YAY Sum!!!! :)

Me no posting.. My new scale is being wakkadoodle! from 251.8 to 254.2 and 3 in between... LOL I think my cats musta played on it last night.... Need to get a big board to put under it (It rests on my bathroom tile floor)

but..... my old scale read 236.5 which woulda be darn good! (Lowest ever on this 9 month journey so far!)

Sum38
10-04-2013, 07:55 AM
Yay Sue!

Sum38
10-05-2013, 07:17 AM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/24: 154.4
9/25: 154.6
9/26: 155.8
9/27: 155.8
9/28: 157.2
9/29: 156.4
9/30: 155.4
10/1: 155
10/2: 152.8
10/3: 154.4
10/4: 153.4
10/5: 153.2

Lulu NH
10-06-2013, 04:34 AM
Nothing new to report - my clothes are much looser but the scale is not moving....I am 22 pounds from my realistic goal weight...just writing is to remind myself of where I am!!!

Sum38
10-06-2013, 07:37 AM
Sushi dinner=sodium bloat. UGH!
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/24: 154.4
9/25: 154.6
9/26: 155.8
9/27: 155.8
9/28: 157.2
9/29: 156.4
9/30: 155.4
10/1: 155
10/2: 152.8
10/3: 154.4
10/4: 153.4
10/5: 153.2
10/6: 154.4

Lulu NH
10-07-2013, 05:41 AM
Dear 181, 180, 179 and especially you 178,

Missing you since 2003. Why don't you come around and visit for a while....just don't stay too long because I have to get ready for the 160s!! (The 160's have been waiting for a reunion since the 80's so we are way overdue!)

Love,

Lulu NH

Sum38
10-07-2013, 06:03 AM
Yay, sodium is gone!

9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/24: 154.4
9/25: 154.6
9/26: 155.8
9/27: 155.8
9/28: 157.2
9/29: 156.4
9/30: 155.4
10/1: 155
10/2: 152.8
10/3: 154.4
10/4: 153.4
10/5: 153.2
10/6: 154.4
10/7: 152.8

Lulu NH
10-08-2013, 06:01 AM
Can't weigh but walked like crazy yesterday!! Yahoo for me!!!

Wannaskipandlaugh are you ok? You never miss a day.....

Sum38
10-08-2013, 06:58 AM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/24: 154.4
9/25: 154.6
9/26: 155.8
9/27: 155.8
9/28: 157.2
9/29: 156.4
9/30: 155.4
10/1: 155
10/2: 152.8
10/3: 154.4
10/4: 153.4
10/5: 153.2
10/6: 154.4
10/7: 152.8
10/8: No W/I

wannaskipandlaugh
10-08-2013, 07:50 AM
Hi Lulu.... Had a coupla bad days (lonely) at home... so ate.. ate all my Reeses and feel icky and the scale is showing it.. 256.8 this morning. So all my losses are out the window. sigh... starting over.. Just kinda feel like eh and need a kick in the head and butt again....

SUM you are doing sooooooo well! I am so glad for you! Hooray!

Okay... I have 5 days to lose at least what I had just regained.. (4.8 lbs) I hope I can... won't be near my goal.. but I will be down to 252 or 251.8... That is what my sight is on... So sorry I disappeared...

smith1313
10-08-2013, 08:28 PM
Still here! weighing in at 170 this morning....work was a terrible, terrible...I can't even think of a noun that would come close to describe it. I had a moment to breath and found that life isn't that hard. I ran 3 miles today, found a little roadrunner outside cheering me on today. LOL....I picked up some good metabolism vitamins from GNC and grabbed a basket full of veggies from the store.

Lulu NH
10-09-2013, 06:38 AM
Wannaskipandlaugh - Big hugs to you!!!! Even the rough parts of the journey are part of the reward!!

Smith/Sum - Glad to see you checked in!!

BigBird - How are things going?

The scale hasn't moved but the pants are very loose!! My mom now wants to read about Atkins - gonna let her read my book. I now wear clothes she can't fit into so I think that motivated her to research. She eats high carb but "healthy" not fast food not sure she will adopt this plan.

Sum38
10-09-2013, 07:24 AM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/24: 154.4
9/25: 154.6
9/26: 155.8
9/27: 155.8
9/28: 157.2
9/29: 156.4
9/30: 155.4
10/1: 155
10/2: 152.8
10/3: 154.4
10/4: 153.4
10/5: 153.2
10/6: 154.4
10/7: 152.8
10/8: No W/I
10/9: 152.8

wannaskipandlaugh
10-09-2013, 07:32 AM
Yeah Smith.... Sometimes just getting out and doing something physical kills the stress from Cr*ppy work! and a roadrunner smiling at you! TOOO COOL! Did you outrun it? :D...

Lulu... woohoo for you and the loose clothes and I love that your mom is now asking and wanting to know information!... :D Have her talk to my mom who still says that I am doing it WRONG... sigh.. Glad your mom realizes whats good for a certain person and works is worthwhile trying for yourself!

I am down .8 lbs today down to 256... so heading back to the right place... Still need 4.2 by Monday...5 more weigh in days left.....

SO what Holiday did you all want to shoot for next? Thanksgiving (yikes)??

smith1313
10-09-2013, 08:36 AM
169.5 this morning....

6 weeks challenge for thanksgiving sounds good

Sum38
10-09-2013, 08:52 AM
6 week challenge sounds good to me as well, as long as you don't mind me hanging out with you gals :)

Sum38
10-09-2013, 08:56 AM
I won't give myself such a hefty goal this time. I can not do 10 pounds in 6 weeks. But I tried, and that is all that matters.

My starting weight for this challenge was 158.4 and goal weight was 148.4. I am not going to meet the goal, but hoping to be in 151's, that would still mean 6-7 pound loss, I am happy with that!!

Lulu NH
10-10-2013, 04:54 AM
I'll do another challenge - I may only make it out of this challenge 2 pounds down!! But a size down in clothes!! Muscle weighs more than fat right!!! I have to keep telling myself that....also have to always say walking toward fit.....

Sum38
10-10-2013, 06:41 AM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/24: 154.4
9/25: 154.6
9/26: 155.8
9/27: 155.8
9/28: 157.2
9/29: 156.4
9/30: 155.4
10/1: 155
10/2: 152.8
10/3: 154.4
10/4: 153.4
10/5: 153.2
10/6: 154.4
10/7: 152.8
10/8: No W/I
10/9: 152.8
10/10: 151

wannaskipandlaugh
10-10-2013, 07:51 AM
WOW Sum Good scale day to you and OF COURSE you are part of us and are needed here and I would be sad if you did not join on our challenge! :)


Me 256.2 gained .2 wow..

Lulu NH
10-11-2013, 06:40 AM
Still the same....patience, patience, patience is the word of the day for me.....

Sum38
10-11-2013, 06:41 AM
9/02: 158.4
9/03: 157.6
9/04: 158.2
9/05: 156
9/06: 156.8
9/07: 157.8
9/08: 157.2
9/09: 157.2
9/10: 156.4
9/11: 156.4
9/14: 160.4
9/15: 159
9/16: 159.6
9/17: 158.2
9/18: 159
9/19: 157.2
9/20: 156.4
9/21: 156.6
9/22: 157.2
9/23: 153.8
9/24: 154.4
9/25: 154.6
9/26: 155.8
9/27: 155.8
9/28: 157.2
9/29: 156.4
9/30: 155.4
10/1: 155
10/2: 152.8
10/3: 154.4
10/4: 153.4
10/5: 153.2
10/6: 154.4
10/7: 152.8
10/8: No W/I
10/9: 152.8
10/10: 151
10/11: 151

wannaskipandlaugh
10-11-2013, 07:23 AM
Still wowing over your number SUM! :)

Lulu... Patience is the new 4 letter word I think!

Well Hooray to me... I lost 2 lbs last night doing the IAN beer dinner diet.. It better stick! :) LOL 254 (old scale 240 on the button) !!

HAPPY FRIDAY ALL!

Sum38
10-11-2013, 07:26 AM
I guess Ian is onto something :D Congrats Sue!!

smith1313
10-11-2013, 08:30 AM
168.5...luckily I have this weekend off, work has been a horrible! didn't get on the treadmill last night, too exhausted after I got home, mental killer!

sum...I love those falling numbers!

lulu....did you manage to get the dvd? I think mentally I'm ready for it, I bought lighter weights too! My arms are like spaghetti, 5 lbs was too much!

love the beer diet! gotta have my miller 64...it sucks the water off like no bodies business!!!

Lulu NH
10-12-2013, 05:55 AM
Smith - I have the DVD!! So I am ready to go!!

Sum - Wow!! 151!!!

Wannaskipandlaugh - Nice loss!!! Keep up the good work!!!

I'm coming to terms that the last 20 pounds will be a marathon - a super long marathon - just staying on track - don't want to cut calories any more than I have because it would be a way of eating that I can not maintain. For me, I need to be able to eat regular - not feel deprived.....if I feel deprived it is easier for me to lose my way. After 45 days of "my fitness pal" I'm not sure I'm going to keep logging on - I think it is just making me frustrated where "just doing Atkins" requires very little thinking once you are in a routine....idk...

Sum38
10-12-2013, 08:16 AM
Back up to 152 this morning. My body just loves to stay around 152 pounds.

smith1313
10-12-2013, 11:05 AM
sum you have done marvelous with the steady loss over the month!

new record low today Sue??

lulu just remember you are in the home stretch! Look how far you have come and what you've lost and gained....You will get there!

My new scrubs came yesterday....LOL! I can't believe how much variance there is in such a basic pattern! I've got work to do! Lulu, I am starting the dvd today!

My work has been so crazy, have done at least 10 hour days with the case load I have now. How do you manage to get in cardio?

Lulu NH
10-13-2013, 05:53 AM
Really looking like 2 pounds for this challenge - can't wait to break into the 170s!

Smith - Thanks for the support!! True confession: I loathe exercise - so I have to make it a routine like making my coffee in the morning. If I am home I bring my daughter to school and then set out walking. If I am on the road I stay at a place that has a fitness room and walk on a treadmill. I like outdoor walking better but it isn't safe to do everywhere. I can't jog with my joints so I walk as briskly as possible and sweat!! My day is not complete until I exercise now. Planning to get an elliptical soon because I won't be walking on the icy roads!!

I'll try the DVD today!!

Lulu NH
10-13-2013, 06:24 AM
Forgot to share - NSV: sitting comfortably in a booth at a restaurant and no part of me touched the table - not sure how long I've been able to do this but I recognized it this week!! Also a few weeks ago, I went to get blood work done and the chair has two arms that swing in front to rest your arms on - when the tech was done she only swung one of the arms to the side to let me out and I could fit - in my head I was thinking " Doesn't she know I'm a fat girl and can't fit!" - have to change my points of reference!!

Sum38
10-13-2013, 07:52 AM
Sw 158.4
Gw 148.4
Cw 151.6

Lulu NH
10-14-2013, 05:18 AM
SW 184
CW 182

Not much scale progress this challenge!! I'm 40 weeks in today - enough time to have a baby - instead I've delivered 43 pounds off the scale!!! My husband had me try on his new jacket yesterday which is insanely large for me!! I think it gave him a reality check on my progress!! Hoping he will start his own journey soon - I know he would be very happy to see onederland!!

Sum38
10-14-2013, 06:34 AM
Lulu NH Wow, that is amazing! Congrats on your 43 pounds.

I did not drop 10 pounds in 6 weeks but I did drop 7.8 pounds, which I am quite happy about. :dance:

SW 158.4
CW 150.6

wannaskipandlaugh
10-14-2013, 05:58 PM
Love you NSV Lulu! :) and yes I would think your DH coat would be too big on you! :)

Sum.. you have done well! HOORAY! :)

Me.. started 257
Sunday 254.2
Today 258.2
SOOOO 6 weeks of NADDA (and 99% of it I was good and on plan)... Seeing my doctor tomorrow to go over my blood tests... I hope my thryoid is the reason... sigh...

I also apologize for not being here (on thread) for the last few days.. I have had mental anguish and unhappiness .... gonna try and nip that in the bud... Starting the Thanksgiving weight loss! :)