LA Weight Loss - December 2013 friends and losers! LAWL

12-02-2013, 12:05 PM
Hey Ladies....
This is the last month of the year. Let's try our best to achieve our goals/mini-goals before the holiday feasts begin!

12-02-2013, 12:11 PM
I'm afraid my weight's back up. I'm not exactly sure what it is right now.... I overslept this morning and had to rush downstairs and make the kids lunches!
I went away for the weekend and I indulged in lots of yummy foods :(

I have to pull my pants up, jump on the saddle and not look back! lol

I was around this weight last year and got to my goal just before i went away for a vacation in mid-February! I did it then... I'll do it again. I liked the feeling of the freedom I had to eat anything I wanted and the feeling of how my clothes felt and looked on me!
I want that back AND I'm going to get it....

Who's with me????

12-03-2013, 11:01 AM
So... this morning I decided that whatever my weight is on the scale, I will try and do a TO! I need to jump start this journey again.... just like I did before and then all my efforts fell apart as there were too many family gatherings taking place.

I casually come down the stairs and DH ambushes me to inform me that his friend will be in town tonight and will come by tomorrow at some point! What??? Again???
Hmm.... I just took apart my entire hallway closet and want to reorganize it. In fact, i already started yesterday and I have a mess all over! I have items all over my dining room table and floor as well. I'm filing important papers that were never dealt with and putting away mountains of clutter!

The only reason I started these projects is because I was confident that no one was coming over and i need to deal with these things once and for all! It will take me days to deal with it....
Agh. Now I have to put it in some sort of box and take it out another day... God knows when that will be! I'm in the mood to deal with it now! It will take a long time to get the motivation again.

Which brings me to my current predicament.... I decided that there was too much stress placed on me today to even try to do TO, so I decided not to.
Hmph. End of story.

How are you ladies doing? Hopefully better than me!

12-05-2013, 12:26 PM
Dec 5
TOM.... need I say more? Or can I call it pre-TOM? The symptoms are there.....

How are you girls? What's up? Where is everyone? Am I the only one posting around here? I'm not losing weight, I'm not even trying to right now... I'm here to give support and chat.
I'm trying to keep this thread alive, as you said to. Nicole, you told me to keep posting and people will come!
LOL.... where is everybody?

I'll be jumping on the bandwagon soon.

12-06-2013, 09:05 AM
My weight has a mind of its own right now. It's up and down like a yo-yo!
... Still pre-TOM.... weight is just like the weather around here! It got strangely warm yesterday and all those huge piles of snow banks have mostly melted. I can see green grass again. Most of the evidence of the two huge snow storms we had is gone. And now the temperature has dipped so low that it's freezing out there and snow is expected tomorrow!

What's the temperature like where you guys are?

12-08-2013, 10:19 AM
TOM's here and I've decided not to weigh myself at all during this time.
I'm trying to drink more water again.... I've been lacking in that department for a long time. lol. I'm back on my iron pills religiously and that is the reason I'm back to drinking water. funny. Without the pills, i've noticed that I haven't been drinking a drop!

Let's hope that it does something for my weight... however, if i stop eating everything in sight.......

12-09-2013, 07:11 PM
Okay..... so i waited the entire day before I decided to check and see if there was any response......
Still nothing!
It's like you guys dropped off the face of the earth as soon as your Thanksgiving holiday was over. LOL
But seriously.... where are you guys at? How are things going?

12-11-2013, 09:20 AM

Just reading your posts...I decided to go back to Ideal Protein for a few weeks to give myself a jumpstart. I had a back injury and gained a lot with the steriods etc...I am going to do IP for a few weeks and then go back to something more liveable.

I need to start working out again too. I just bought a new kickboxing dvd that I really want to try...hoping it does not bother my back!

So I am trying to decide what to switch to after I do LAWL, WW or something else entirely???

12-11-2013, 10:59 AM
Hey Barri!!!!!
Glad you're back but feel really bad that you injured your back! I hope you get back up soon and to your regular self in no time!

I think that's a great idea to give yourself a jumpstart.... we all need one! I think it will be very motivating for you and keep you on track.
I've only ever done LAWL and it's worked for me (when I'm on it). I can't speak for WW or IP or anything else.... I'm sure they work as well. I guess you have to figure out which one is best for you to achieve the results you want.... now and in the long run.

I know, from personal experience, that LAWL has worked for me two times now. I reached my goal and then my centre closed down. I ended up gaining almost all the weight back and vowed never to go there again. That's when i started losing really religiously last September... 2012. I reached my goal (and then some) by mid-February and mid April (after a holiday). I felt great!!!
There aren't enough words to describe the liberating feeling. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to teach myself how to stabalize..... I had so many gatherings to attend to. Then summer hit and I was even more busy.
I didn't care... I ate what I wanted to and weighed myself everyday to keep myself in check. I hovered around 4 lbs above my goal weight and had a fanctastic summer! The freedom to eat what I wanted and the enjoyment to buy clothes I liked that looked great on me and made me feel even better.
Unfortunately, my weight started to go up around mid August. I kept it in check and didn't let it go above a certain number. I've been up and down since. I've tried the TO and had great success but, of course, everything went up in smoke the minute we had to go out of town for family gathering that was not expected. Otherwise, I wouldn't have bothered to do the TO. Oh well. There has been quite a few more gatherings since and I've gotten to the point that I might as well wait until after the holidays to do something about my weight. I've got so many invites.....
I will watch what I'm going to eat and not go overboard... hopefully. But I think, right now, for me it's better to wait until i have finished with the parties! lol

Barri: be careful when you start your DVD. Take it easy and slowly at first... you don't want to add any extra strain on your back.
Take care and keep posting. Let us know how IP is going for you!

12-12-2013, 05:47 PM
first day TOM-free and I didn't even get a chance to weigh myself. LOL... I hit the floor running this morning and I only slowed down right now to have an afternoon cup of tea! Phew.... what a day!

I should be able to get back on track tomorrow... I already know that my weight is up and I've already decided that I will do something about it in the new year. But.... that doesn't stop me from wanting to know my actual weight and to eat healthy and properly in the mean time, eh?
There could be side benefits....

Can you believe that I didn't even have lunch today? I had a half a slice of bread with pb on it for breakfast and that was it! I'm having cookie right now with my tea. Crazy busy day!

How are you guys doing??

12-13-2013, 01:35 PM
Agh.... my ticker is right! My weight is 152.0 lbs....
I seem to be hovering around this number since I gained back some weight at the end of the summer. It seems that my body is comfortable around this mark but I need to shock it back into losing. I want to go down 12. lbs!

12-13-2013, 03:58 PM
has anyone hear of the cookie diet.

12-14-2013, 10:12 AM
Hi Sweetmarie,
No.. I've never heard of the cookie diet. What is it?

12-16-2013, 01:10 PM
We had a huge snow storm, again, over the weekend. Things have finally settled in the last hour and the sun is shining! It was hectic and the driving was intense... of course, I had to be out there doing errands. LOL

How are you all doing?
Are you ready for xmas... if you celebrate it?

12-17-2013, 11:34 AM
Maybe it's a good thing.... my scale needs new batteries. I might just leave it until the new year!
Afterall, I'm not doing anything about my weight until the new year.....
I already know that I gained -- just not sure how much.

12-18-2013, 01:39 PM
Ahhh.... can you hear the calm? All the last minute rushing of getting secret Santa gifts for school, making pot-luck lunches for school and finishing the LAST of the assignments is finally done!
And this was just last night and this morning!!!!

I'm taking a well-deserved break now. I've still got to grab a quick lunch and start cleaning up.
Oh... did I mention that DD1 was sick yesterday and i had to go to school to get her? She had a 24hour bug and she seems okay now. Of course, she wanted to go to school (late) because she didn't want to miss two tests.
Did I also mention that it's DD2's b-day in two days and we're throwing a quick last-minute party on the first day of the holidays?
Yup. All that since yesterday afternoon.....

This is the calm before the storm.

How are you guys doing?

12-20-2013, 10:20 AM
Gosh.... where are you guys????

It's DD2's birthday today and we're having a party! There's so much to do....
I just dropped in to say a quick 'hi' and to see if anyone has posted.

I know it's a busy season for most but just take a few minutes to let us know how things are going. It doesn't take much. Look at me. School ended yesterday and I've got a party to get ready for.... I haven't even baked the cake yet.... but i find time to pop in.

I hope you're all doing well and are staying on track. You guys were so focused.
I'm going to wait until the new year to start my lifestyle change again. There's so much going on that I don't have the time needed to devote to getting the right stuff to eat properly.

12-21-2013, 10:17 AM
The birthday party was a success! Everyone had fun...... AND, everyone came. We had pizza, cake, candy, chips and then I dropped them off to the movie theatre!

I have a clean house. I'm relaxed.
Hey.... did i mention that I made the cake? Baked it and decorated it. I haven't decorated a cake in years! It took a while to get the hang of the different techniques but it all came back quickly -- kind of like riding a bicycle..... you never forget!
It looked beautiful. Makes me wonder why I gave up decorating cakes?
Maybe there's always so much to do that I neglect the cake and tend to order one... I don't know...

NEW YEAR"S RESOLUTION #1: bake and decorate cakes whenever possible! NOTHING beats homemade and the personal touches are so worth it!

12-27-2013, 12:28 PM
So how was everyone's holiday???

I had fun with lots of friends, family and good food around! It was quite tiring and I'm exhausted.
I got in at 2:30am last night. I don't even know how I kept my eyes open for the hour long drive back home. The kids really wanted to come home and be in their own beds. It's 11;35am and they're still sleeping. I'm also glad we decided to come back home.... we need time to regroup and chill out before we head back out tomorrow evening for the weekend and even more celebrations. There will be even more family members to meet.

I plan to get some cleaning done today ( I actually left a sinkful of dirty dishes for three days! ), I also plan on relaxing a little bit!

Are you guys still on track with your eating habits?

12-27-2013, 02:47 PM
After much time away and many "found pounds", I am back. I know it works. I had great success my first time around. I'm happy to see so many of you still here and still staying connected. Here's to us and here's to fresh starts!

12-28-2013, 11:21 AM
Hello LadyZaidi. Welcome back to the group!
I'm exactly in the same boat as yourself.... I've 'found' lost pounds and was successful in losing them in Feb/March of 2013. That was my second time around with LAWL. I've managed to keep most of it off but, I've gained some back in the autumn and I seem to be 'maintaining' at this weight!
I'm back full steam in January.... I've got too many gatherings to still attend to and it would be fruitless to start now. I'm counting the days....

Good for you for you motivation and determination! Wow! You actually started the program again on the 24!!!! I was too busy stuffing my face with handfuls of cookies. lol

BTW... my scale needs new batteries. I have NO idea how much more weight I've gained since it went on the fritz a couple of weeks ago. Who knows what kind of gain I'll be dealing with. Yikes.
I'm getting new batteries today! But I won't weigh myself... i'm going out of town for a few parties.....

12-29-2013, 01:40 PM
Hi Shy! I look forward to sharing the journey with you and hopefully with others as we all reassemble in the new year! Good luck with your weigh in and let motivate and not discourage you :)

12-30-2013, 05:06 PM
Wow! @Ladyzaidi, a whole pound already lost????
How are you doing it at this time of year??? There are so many temptations out there to get my attention.... and every party seems to have many temptations for me! lol
Good for you. Keep it up!

I just got back into town. I've put new batteries in the scale but I only weigh myself in the morning so......
I'll have to wait until tomorrow morning to find out the damage and then head back out for a New Year's party and an overnight sleepover! Man, do I just want to stay home for more than a day!

12-31-2013, 04:33 PM
Happy New Year's everyone!

Let's hope this site becomes active again as most of us will re-assess our goals again!
Have a good one and may 2014 bring us all hope, motivation and commitment to fulfill our weight loss goals.

See you next year!!!