LA Weight Loss - November 2013 Friends and Losers LAWL

11-04-2013, 12:53 PM
Hey ladies! New month, new thread . . ..

Mama Nicole
11-04-2013, 09:59 PM
Hello Ladies :)
I had a loss last week, but not much at all. I guess I better get it into gear or I will never make my thanksgiving goal.

11-05-2013, 10:58 AM
@Juliemarie: Thanks for the advice (re: the end of the October thread) and I will certainly do that.
In fact, I still feel kinda dizzy and this is my first day TOM-free! lol

@Nicole: ANY loss is a great loss. Congratulations on continuously shedding the weight! Way to go.

My update: I'm over TOM and the damage is not as bad as I thought it would be. I only gained 0.5 lbs! I mentioned in the October thread that I was suffering from dizzy spells and I found that I was eating a lot just to make sure I wasn't feeling dizzy from some sort of lack of food. Although I know that was not the issue... it was the first time I had these symptoms...
I ate so much that I'm shocked I only gained 0.5 lbs!

So... time to stop sneaking the little chocolates and little bag of chips from my kid's stashes.
I like my 'new' number and am focused, once again, to shed this unwanted weight!

Good luck to all and I hope you are all well on your way.

11-06-2013, 12:42 PM
Shy-hope you're feeling more normal. And yes-the kid food in the house can derail me too . . .I try to keep my daughter's lunch/snack stuff limited to stuff I don't like! :)

Nicole-you can do this! I know you have a lot on your plate-but maybe try to take time to plan ahead so it's harder to stray off plan!

Katie-how's it going? Is your business back open?

11-06-2013, 12:51 PM
Okay.... today I weighed in at the same weight as yesterday. Not bad. I guess my body needs a little time to get rid of the garbage I put into it for the last few days. LOL!

@Juliemarie: How is your weight loss going? You had seemed so determined and you haven't posted any loss or gain! I hope it's all loss, of course.

@Nicole and Katie: I echo @Juliemarie's questions! How are things going?

11-06-2013, 01:43 PM
well-I'm posting on the Turkey challenge-I've lost 2 lbs

11-06-2013, 05:13 PM
@Juliemarie: Whoo hooo!!! That's fantastic! Good for you.... keep it up!!!

Mama Nicole
11-06-2013, 09:38 PM

I have been 3 days POP. That makes me happy.

Shy....keep up the posting, even if the thread is a bit slow right now. It will pick up again. Right now it is just us....the three musketeers!!!!

Katie....where you at, girl?

11-07-2013, 10:39 AM
Agh.... my weight seems to like this number! The scale doesn't want to budge. Hopefully tomorrow.... assuming I'm on track! I have to admit that I may still have one leg dangling off the wagon. I need to pick it up and continue full steam ahead!!

@Nicole; LOL. I'll keep posting. I just didn't want to be the only person posting. There was a very active thread in the spring and then it died in the summer. I tried to keep it alive but no one ever came back to post. :(
As long as the three musketeers are keeping this thread alive, I'll keep posting.
Hopefully everyone remembers about the thread and comes back!

I tend to check out the thread when I'm having a cup of tea in the morning. That's when I check my emails, make the kids lunches etc.
Sometimes I'll post then or I'll come back to post/answer.
It's just become habit for me.

I hope you are all doing well.

11-08-2013, 11:45 AM
I'm not sure why but, I think it's because I'm tired of running around and getting last minute items for the school projects that just seem to keep piling up on my kids (two of them). DS just handed one in today. He was up early so that he could put the final things together... he was up late last night... late for a ten year old!
DD#2 has TWO projects due next Friday! I've been on her case to start them NOW so she's not up late every night next week! Hopefully she can get one of them done by the weekend!
Agh... I don't remember there being so many things when I went to school!

Anyways.... due to the projects and me running around finding needed items for that 'special' touch, I have been neglecting myself and my eating habits.
Unfortunately, I'm just grabbing anything and wolfing it down. Sigh.

The weight is not budging but I guess that's a good thing... at least it's not going upwards!
I hope to be back on track this weekend...

@Juliemarie: I'll bet you've lost another two pounds or more! I just know it. You seem so focused.... Can you pass some of that determination to me? I seem to be lacking in it lately.

@Nicole: Now that you are POP, how's the weigh-ins going? I'll bet you've lost oodles of weight! Keep it up. You also have the motivation that I seemed to have lost. lol

11-09-2013, 10:07 AM
I think my weight is 148.0 lbs. Still the same.
I could barely open my eyes this morning and I just glanced at the scale. My kitty way anxious for his breakfast and I needed a cup of tea badly. lol

I'm just so tired. All the time. Even after 9 hours of sleep! I never do that. Actually, i wanted to sleep more but I felt guilty that I wasn't up yet.
There are only two of us in the house right now. Everyone else is gone away for sleepovers! DD#2 likes to sleep and who knows when she'll wake up!

It's going to take me a little while just to spring into action.

11-10-2013, 02:25 AM
Hey Shy! Hope you got some energy at some point! Do you take any vitamins? I know you mentioned iron-so hopefully you're not anemic. Maybe a B-complex would help for energy?

I did weigh in at 196.5 on Friday morning-so I was happy about that! Then my Granpda dumped his leftover Halloween candy at my house. Not sure how 5 or 6 Dove dark chocolates are going to affect my weight! Anyway-I have a weekend to myself while my daughter is playing with cousins. Trying to get the house cleaned, projects completed . . .and watch a lot of netflix! Oh-and I've started doing the 30 day shred again-2 days. I love feeling the sore muscles! Good reminder that they are there. Some people don't like feeling sore-but I do .. .

11-11-2013, 01:31 PM
Hey guys...
I was busy yesterday. I had unexpected guests who showed up late on Saturday night and stayed over. They left in the morning and i had to run out of town to help my MIL and FIL reorganize their new kitchen.
So.... Lunch and dinner out didn't help my cause! lol
My weight was up to 149.0 lbs this morning! Ouch.
Hopefully most of that is due to the heavy use of salt and I can flush it out of my system!

How are you all doing? Hopefully your weekend was't as catastrophic as mine.

@Julie: I'm starting to get some energy back. I think I've been like this too long and I have somehow managed and survived .... I had to adapt and get things done on a regular basis.
I think I am anemic.... when I had a blood test done (during my physical... after 6 years) it was found that I had very low iron levels. That's when the iron was prescribed. I have to admit, though, that sometimes I'm not taking it as I'm supposed to.

Thanks for the suggestion of the vitamins! Duh. I never even thought about taking any.
As for the B-complex... can i just take it like that or should I talk to my doctor first? What do you think? Have you taken them?

Congrats on your loss! That's fantastic!!!!
Put those chocolates in the freezer and only treat yourself once in while... for good behaviour. That way it won't affect your weight!
Keep up the good work.

Mama Nicole
11-11-2013, 03:03 PM
ok.....I am down a half a pound. Well, 0.6 to be exact. I didn't have a perfect weekend, but it was ok. It is SNOWING here and I am not very happy about that.

I have Monday's off, and I want to try to do everything in one day. I want to make Mia a
Christmas dress, make cut out cookies for Adam's football banquet, record my expenses (done), run to the bank and walmart (done), complete my laundry, clean the entire house, and knit. WTF. I am never satisfied.

I do know that I can stay OP today, so that is one thing I will accomplish for sure. I will try, try, try to work out tomorrow at work. I do love to do it, I just hate getting sweaty and I hate taking a shower and getting ready.

Keep up the good work JM, and Shy....I think it's the weather. I really wanted to stay in bed today too.

11-12-2013, 02:02 AM
Shy-you can just take a B=complex--totally safe. It will turn your pee really yellow though-so don't freak out!

I'm not anemic(anymore)-but I have a severe iron stores deficiency. I had an iron infusion and it just made me not anemic but barely boosted my stores. Trying to get approval for another one .. .

11-12-2013, 02:06 AM
Nicole-I know what you mean about working out and then having to shower again, etc. I wish I could turn myself into a morning exerciser. But I know it won't happen. I just need to do it every evening and stop getting side-tracked by "more important" things . .

11-12-2013, 11:42 AM
Juliemarie - Thanks for that info. I'll definitely get some B-complex.

I'll have to make sure that I take my iron pills as described and not falter. I have to take them twice a day to build my iron levels back up. I'm supposed to do this for three months and all should be well. I don't think I've done it for three months yet. I'm consistent and then we end up going away and i've forgotten them and, when I get back home, things are crazy and I don't seem to fall back into routine. then I eventually start over.
I've got to be solid this time.... and take the B-complex as well.

I totally know what you are going through. My sister has to go for iron infusions regularily. It seems like she goes once a month but maybe it's every other month!
They (specialists) cannot figure out why her levels are not up. In fact, she was once told that they don't understand how she is up and manages all the things she does! She should be extremely lethargic. I think her body has adapted because you can't stop life.

Just as my body has adapted. But I am starting to feel strange symptoms that are scaring me into making sure I take my pills properly!

Mama Nicole
11-13-2013, 08:53 PM
POP so far today. Woooohooooo.

11-13-2013, 11:04 PM
I was a little taken aback today. I spent the day cleaning up and taking it easy. I even rested for an hour during the day... something unheard of for me.
It's TOM again. I'm really worried. I just got over TOM a week ago! I don't know what's going on! I thought I would wait it out and see what exactly is going on before I consult my doctor.... I wanted to monitor the issue.

As I've said before, I had a very unusual period last time and suffered symptoms I never had before and I've been feeling different since TOM finished.
I'm going to have to do a little more research as well. I read that this could be due to stress, pre-menopause and a host of other things.

Anyways.... I didn't even weigh myself (again, not common) as I was a little freaked when I realized that TOM has come around again. :(

@Nicole: good for you for being POP. Keep up the good work!

11-15-2013, 02:41 AM
Shy-as if once a month isn't bad enough right? We had a health fair and this acupuncturist/Chinese naturpath (sp?) listened to my pulse, looked in my mouth and concluded that I'm premenopausal. I sure hope he isn't right-i'm only 41!

Hey-one good thing about TOM is that your basal metabolism is increased!

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Nicole-WTG! Keep it up! I've been doing pretty well foodwise except for last night when we went to McDonald's for dinner for McTeacher night (fundraiser). I wasn't really that bad. Had a snackwrap and a few fries. . ..

11-15-2013, 10:46 AM
I didn't weigh myself this morning.
I literally woke up, changed, made the kids lunches and ran out the door with DD1 to drop her to school. I had to go to a store in the area of her school for DD2... luckily it was open early so I could get the final touches on her project done and then dropped it off at her school before 9am. It is due today!
DH made sure she was dressed and out the door to catch her bus and then drove DS to his bus stop!

Busy morning but everything I had to do is done. Ah.... the peace.

Today is apparently going to be a little mild so I plan on cutting down my ornamental grasses and ditching the last of the fall flowers. Then I'll give the garage a clean and have it winter ready.

Juliemarie.... could you imagine if life were having a period ALL the time and then having 3-7 days off?? If the process were backwards? Agh... that's depressing.

Strangely, TOM only lasted two days. It's over again....
I'm making notes of all that is going on and, if things should turn upside down again, then I'll make an appointment with my doctor and have the notes ready!

My SIL was one of those 'rare' people who hit menopause at 33! She was done before she hit the 40's! Can you believe it???

It just goes to show how we are all different and the big "M" can strike at any time!

11-16-2013, 11:22 AM
148.0 lbs!
I'm not even trying... I've fallen off of the proverbial wagon for quite some time now.
Not bad that I'm 'maintaining' this weight but.... this isn't the weight I'm trying to maintain! lol

I've got to get back on that wagon! I'm starting to feel better and stronger by the day. Hopefully that will be soon and I can shock my body back into losing weight.
Ahh... I was doing so well until I had to go to the states for my Thanksgiving!
oh well... that was the past and I only need to look at the present and see what I can do now to shape my future!

How are you guys doing?

11-17-2013, 09:41 AM
148.5 lbs
The scale is slowly staring to tip back up... I'd better do something NOW before I hit 150! Ouch. I don't want to go there again.

How is the weight coming off? @Juliemarie and @Nicole?
I'll bet you guys are just shedding it off! Way to go!
I hope I can catch the 'bug' soon. I was there but then I had a misstep and I can't seem to get back there again.
Hopefully soon.

11-18-2013, 12:07 PM
Hmmm.... interesting.
When i went to sleep last night, after coming home late after a day of going out of town, I knew I had to get up, make the kids lunches, send them on their way and then get cracking with cooking and cleaning! DH's childhood friend is in town for the evening and is sleeping over. I normally would have cleaned up yesterday but we had to go out of town.

So... this morning, I slept in! Wow. I couldn't believe it! I never do that... and of all days!!!

I'm taking a break to have a cup of tea. I've finished cooking but have only done half the cleaning. I knew I had lots of time as our company is due to drop by around 5pm. Well.... DH just got off the phone a while ago and, it appears that our guest is bringing another guest with him... another childhood buddy! Great!
I have to rethink the sleeping arrangements, go and get more food, (do shopping) and, to top it all off, Mondays are my worst days. I'm usually running around dropping and picking up kids from their activities and i don't get in until around 8"15pm.
When am I going to feed these people?
I'm usually feeding one child and then dropping her off and then feeding another child and then dropping him off. i also try to feed the other child and DH and then run out the door! I eat when all is calm late at night, sometimes by myself or sometimes with DD1!
So... how's your Monday going?

11-18-2013, 12:09 PM
Oh... I forgot to mention that they are now coming at 2pm! Friend #1 is going to drop off Friend #2 and then go off and do what he has to get done.

11-18-2013, 11:02 PM
Shy-I'd be happy to maintain at your weight! I had a weekend of poor food choices-and discovered a food that cannot be in my house or I will eat it. Pop tarts. Ugh. My daughter had never shown any interest in them-and when she asked for them at the store, I let her get them. Not again.

Busy week this week-had a good food day today. Just need to keep it going. .. .

And methinks hubby should be feeding and entertaining his guests!

11-19-2013, 11:40 AM
Juliemarie: Thankfully, I never really got into pop tarts!
it's a bittersweet moment for you though... you now know NOT to bring them into your house but, your daughter will be sad about that decision :(
One can never win!

I'm so tired this morning. I'm dressed, I've had breakfast, my guests are gone.... but I'm soooooo tired. I may have done too much yesterday.
The plus side is that my house is clean and it's so nice to move around it and see the clutter-less benches, landings etc. Ah... the peace!

I do, however, still have to deal with a mountain of laundry. The clothes are washed but need to be put away or ironed etc. This will keep me busy until I have to go get DD1 from school.
Truth be told, this will keep me busy for the next few days.... there's that much to sort through. And while I'm at it, I might as well go through items that don't fit or are wornout looking.

How are you guys doing?

11-21-2013, 06:38 PM
Hey Ladies!
How's it going?
I've been so busy the last few days. I've been jumping into little projects as soon as the kids are out in the morning! Then one project leads me to another and, before you know it, your day is done. Then my evenings are usually spent with the kids.... making sure homework is done, running out for last minute errands... you know, the usual stuff.

Funny thing is that i haven't even weighed myself for two days! This is not normal for me. Maybe that's why I haven't posted anything for two days? Because I don't know my weight and, therefore, don't think to post??

Anyways... before I run off to make a quick supper, I thought that I would just pop in to say hello and see what's new.

11-22-2013, 01:36 PM
Ouch... 149. lbs!
I don't want to see that number go up to 150 again! I need to do something. Seriously.... no need talking about the weight I'm gaining/maintaining if I'm not doing anything about it!

Weekends are hard for me so I think I will make Monday my day for jump-starting this thing again!
I will, however, try my best to start limiting myself on the weekend so I don't have to go cold turkey!

How are you all doing?

Mama Nicole
11-23-2013, 10:33 AM
I don't think I will make my TG day goal, but I am at 202.2, and I am thrilled. I won't officially change my ticker until Monday, my WI day, but I have been around 202 for several days. It is really going to help me stay on track I hope. I even had to make two cakes for my son's football banquet...and I had the tiniest little tastes of each one...but that is it. I also avoided over eating at the banquet. I had a very small amount of mostaccioli and some fresh fruit. That was it. I know...I am totally killing it!!! I have been very much OP for several weeks and I feel like I am gaining some momentum. I haven't been exercising, but I will get there. BAby steps.

11-23-2013, 12:11 PM
It is S.N.O.W.I.N.G here like crazy!!!! The ground is covered completely and the white fluffy stuff is falling at a crazy rate! It's just not stopping!!

I just looked into the weather forecast (I don't know how I didn't know this beforehand) but we're getting 15-30+ cm of snow today! Or by Sunday. OMG! There is a crazy band of arctic air blowing through and is picking up moisture from the Great Lakes and, voila.... lake effect snow! As the bands pass over, the snow fall is quite heavy and there is literally zero visibility! When the winds switch direction then there is a little bit of calm..... only until the winds switch again!
Okay... enough of the weather lesson... but this is crazy for a first snowfall!

@Nicole: Wow. Fantastic!!! 5lb loss in one week is definitely a cause for celebration!!!! Good for you.

I hope to be doing the 'happy carrot dance' soon! I've already decided that Monday is my day to get back into the groove! Hopefully nothing will come around and sabotage my efforts again... I don't foresee anything down the horizon so I should be okay to stay on track for a while.

11-25-2013, 06:29 PM
Yeah. Weekends. My nemesis!

I want snow-we're going to the mountains for Thanksgiving-and there's no snow in the forecast. Bummer.

11-28-2013, 10:55 AM
Hey Ladies......
I've been around but I've been busy!
We had a dumping of over 30cm of snow and some parts of the city got over 70cm of snow!!! We dug ourselves out and the roads were okay for the most part but it took longer than usual to get cleared up due to the massive amounts of snow that fell on some areas. Most of the roads and sidewalks were cleared by Tuesday but they still had more to do and finally got it done by Wednesday!
I noticed the clear roads in some areas and noticed the bad roads in others! OF course those roads are right in my backroads path to my daughter's school. I was literally driving through one foot of slushy soft dirty snow. yuck.
It was just taking longer to go and get her at the end of the day. I had to leave earlier and got back later. Somehow I'm trying to keep this house tidy and clutter free. lol... it's not working. There's just not enough time...

IF this wasn't enough, last night we were attacked again by lake effect snow! We got another 10cm overnight. Again, the west of the city got pounded all night and they have in access of 30cm!! They finally just got their roads clean
We are due to have more snow this morning before it clears out.
So... this is what I've been up to. How about you guys?

Oh,,, btw, I didn't jump on the bandwagon on Monday as i had hoped! The cold, the snow.... i just wanted comforting foods. I didn't want to have a cup of black tea first thing in the morning!

I find it kind of amusing that I'm in a winter storm and you guys are celebrating Thanksgiving.... the harvest! Our harvest is long gone! lol

Best of wishes to you on Thanksgiving and I hope you have fun with your family. Also, i hope you guys achieved your goals for your turkey day challenge!!