WW Clubs and Groups - #292 Bale of Turtles Putting Spring in our Steps




Itryharder
04-28-2014, 06:52 PM
:carrot: :welcome3: We are the Turtle Group here at www.3fatchicks.com. We welcome you to join us as we work toward good health and fitness in a persistent manner. As our inspiration, we use the race between the turtle and the hare where the turtle was the victor because he didn't give up. We believe in keepin' on by using the skills and techniques we have learned from experience to keep us on track. We believe in giving each other support. Good luck.
Itryharder
Judy
(for Lin and Lauren)


bandit2
04-29-2014, 10:08 AM
Thanks Judy for setting our new thread! Just in time to "spring forward" and recomitt to this.

Morning turtles - hope everyone is well and will start posting again. It has been too quiet for too long.

All - I "turtled" last week at Tops which was first time in awhile the scale wasn't up. Hopefully that was a turning point for me since my weight is up lots. Only exercise I have been getting is bowling once a week, which is definitely not enough.

Lets all have a good week!

CherryAutumn
04-29-2014, 11:56 AM
Hi Bandit- your right I noticed the posts all but stopped after my last post. I was beginning to wonder if it was me ;)

I would like to get my weight back down atleast about 10 pounds. I started meds that aided in my gaining weight back. I do think my body seems to be comfortable at 164 but I do think I would like a little wiggle room.

Judy- Hope you are feeling better. Thanks for setting up the new post


Itryharder
04-29-2014, 01:53 PM
Hi Turtles,
Oh Cherry, It certainly wasn't you!
I think we all got very busy and I have a feeling we didnt' have much of anything too good to talk about.

I'm ready to recommit. I too ended up on meds that are known to put on pounds, but I am off them now and determined to break 190# I am way up, but didn't hit 200#, so I have every reason to do the right thing.

Let's all encourage each other.

Bandit, it's great that you leveled off. :goodscale:
Cherry, even with the meds, you can do this! :goodvibes:
I'm determined to do well. :bravo:

Judy

bandit2
05-03-2014, 09:50 AM
Hi turtles:

Rainey but warmer up here, not complaining since it was truly a long cold winter.
Had a great weigh in this week, down 2.75# so was absolutely thrilled with that. Tomorrow will do some pre-cooking for the upcoming week. That helps having some "go to healthy" things on hand.
Judy/Cherry - thanks for chiming in when you can & hope you are getting back on track.

All- hope you are all doing well & will post when you can.

Itryharder
05-03-2014, 10:58 PM
Okay Bandit, what a great week you had. Weigh to go! :goodscale: and :bravo: and :cheer: So happy for you.

Yes, I like it when I cook ahead and then have items that are easy to heat up and keep me on track. Right now I've got a veggie soup in the fridge that is a good standby in this in-between weather we've been having.

Ate out for dinner on Friday and a birthday celebration today for my son-in-law so i won't step on the scale until Monday morning when the salt, etc. has gone!!!! Wishing the best to all the turtles.

Judy
234.6/195/190 and thinner :cool:

bandit2
05-05-2014, 02:38 PM
Hi turtles:

Judy - I made your veggie pie yesterday (yum) so that will be nice to have on hand this week, plus cooked extra chicken breasts.

Nice weekend - got lots done around the house.

All - have a nice week!

Itryharder
05-05-2014, 09:49 PM
Hi Turtles,
I have to buy some BisQuick again since that veggie pie is great to have on hand for a quick lunch or a nice side with dinner. Getting the chicken breasts all cooked up will make your life easier this week. Weigh to go!

Have a great week, Turtles.
judy

bandit2
06-02-2014, 09:55 AM
Hi everyone - so quiet here, everyone must be busy losing weight & exercising??? Well, not me. Still struggling with both.
Was down 1/4# last week at Tops which was nice instead of seeing the scale go up. We have our PRD coming up & that should be some motivation for me to see all the people across the province who have done well with weight loss plus it is a fun 2 night get away with the girls.

All- hope everyone is doing well & chime in when they can.

Itryharder
06-02-2014, 10:02 AM
Hi Bandit and Turtles,
Just when I think this group will disband Bandit pops up. Thanks!
I'm facing a lot of crud right now and have been using food as a support.
Well, we all know how that goes. Had a pretty decent weekend, stopped the gain and have started the loss. A couple of girls in my WW group have used Simple Start with great success. i think WW's found a winner in this program this time.

Bandit, glad you stopped your gain and that you actually lost weight.
Weigh to go!

To everyone else, lots of luck and keep on keepin' on. We have done remarkably well over these years. It can be a struggle to lose weight and keep it off, but as long as we are trying we are winning!

Judy
234.6/197/180 and thinner.

CherryAutumn
06-02-2014, 10:20 AM
Judy- Sorry to hear you are struggling. I think we have all had issues that make it hard to keep up the fight. Just keep on trying.

Bandit- Those loses are great. Keep up the good work.

I am working on getting back to a weight I am comfortable with. Though this may be were my body wants to be I can still always see places to improve my eating choices.

Itryharder
06-02-2014, 04:19 PM
Cherry! So glad to see you still here. Good luck with your eating choices and the balance between where you want to be and where your body wants to be. You have had an incredible weight loss!
Weigh to go.

:goodscale: :bravo: :cheers:
Judy

bandit2
06-03-2014, 10:40 AM
Hi turtles - last night I cooked up white fish with a salad & have enough fish for tonight as well. I also cooked up eggplant/zucchini/tomato casserole & will have throughout the week as a side dish. Planning ahead really helps me & I like to cook, so no excuses.
Just can't get myself into my walking routine - and that is ridiculous since walking makes my legs feel better and helps not feeling so tired.
So that is also what I will be working on.

Cherry/Judy - lets all have a great day & do one thing that will help us on our weight loss journey!

Itryharder
06-03-2014, 08:25 PM
GReat post, Bandit. Today I planned my meals. I also headed to Trader Joe's and picked up loads of fresh produce and fruit. Great to have in the house. My dh picked up salads for dinner, so I switched my planned dinner to the easy one.

Keep posting girls. This helps a lot! I had a great day. Thinking about :exercise: and wanting to do something. Bandit, I remember that indoor track that you like. Are you thinking of doing that again?

:goodvibes: to all!
judy

bandit2
06-04-2014, 03:42 PM
Hi Judy - nice job planning your meals & nice hubby is also on board, that makes a huge difference.
Now that the weather is nice, I prefer to walk outdoors - since it is such a limited time up here we can do that. I am planning on getting back into walking at my trailer. Last year I was walking about 2 miles each time & mostly by the water which was great.

Having a good week, staying on track. Hope you all are as well.

Itryharder
06-05-2014, 09:25 AM
Weigh to go, Bandit! You are so encouraging. i'm making small steps to do better.
Good hearing from you.
judy

Itryharder
06-16-2014, 09:57 AM
Hi Turtles,
Thought for today:

Yesterday we said we'd do it tomorrow. Well "tomorrow" is here.
For breakfast I had 2 egg whites with a little ff cottage cheese, blueberries and cinnamon mixed in. I'm trying to get back on track and stay busy.
Both should help.

Have a great day. Onward and downward!
Judy
234.6/200/thinner

bandit2
06-18-2014, 09:51 AM
Hi turtles

Glad to see some postings.
I went to Tops PRD last weekend & was truly inspirational, awesome to see
so many who have done so well. Nice motivation to get back on track & made a pact with ladies I went with to: Walk at least 5 miles/week & lose 10# by end of Aug. So should be totally doable.
Nutritional speaker at convention & gave us a few tips, one of which was to
have between 20 & 40 grams of protein at breakfast & to eat within 1 hour of waking. I find this has kept me full until noon, no problem.
Got in a walk Mon at noon but yesterday was raining, so didn't get out.

All - hope you are all doing well & chime in when you can.

Remember - baby steps & drink your water!

Itryharder
06-19-2014, 10:22 AM
Bandit, this is a great idea. You can meet this challenge and so can I.

Glad you got inspired. you inspired me too!
Judy
234.6/200/thinner

bandit2
06-19-2014, 02:16 PM
Judy - lets do it together, along with all our turtle pals!

Itryharder
06-21-2014, 10:53 AM
Hi turtles and especially; Bandit.
I had lost almost 50# at one point with WW's. I used Jenny Craig to get to that lowest point. Lots has happened in my life since then and I find myself having regained about 18#. I came thru a tough time (before it I had eaten lots of comfort foods.) i'm fine, but the comfort foods are sticking to me much harder than ever before. I am using Simple Start. I see that it allows bigger meals than I had been eating (but with my "technique" I'd get hungry and grab pretty much anything...............as you can see that didn't work). So here's my food for today:
banana
2 egg whites and 1 slice ff cheese
small cup of split pea soup and 1/2 tuna sandwich
chicken grilled, small sweet potato and veggies
snack: orange and a ff sf pudding

I'll let you know how I do, but I really don't like this excess weight. i want to feel successful.
We can do this!
judy

Itryharder
06-21-2014, 12:27 PM
Hi turtles and especially; Bandit.
I had lost almost 50# at one point with WW's. I used Jenny Craig to get to that lowest point. Lots has happened in my life since then and I find myself having regained about 18#. I came thru a tough time (before it I had eaten lots of comfort foods.) i'm fine, but the comfort foods are sticking to me much harder than ever before. I am using Simple Start. I see that it allows bigger meals than I had been eating (but with my "technique" I'd get hungry and grab pretty much anything...............as you can see that didn't work). So here's my food for today:
banana
2 egg whites and 1 slice ff cheese
small cup of split pea soup and 1/2 tuna sandwich
chicken grilled, small sweet potato and veggies
snack: orange and a ff sf pudding

I'll let you know how I do, but I really don't like this excess weight. i want to feel successful.
We can do this!
judy

Itryharder
06-21-2014, 12:30 PM
Hi Turtles, had touble posting, and then it posted twice.
Talk soon and have a great day!
judu

Seana
06-21-2014, 02:14 PM
Hi. Thought I would jump in. I just started weight watchers. It seems fine, other than I am always hungry. But I am heavier that ever and I have to do something. I am also looking into Weight Loss surgery, but that's a process and I can't just do nothing until then.
I find getting enough protein really hard to do, without adding lots of fat. Of course I don't eat just the egg whites. But the egg yolk is the best part. Sigh. Dieting is not much fun, but neither is being this weight.

Itryharder
06-22-2014, 01:50 PM
HI Turtles,
Seana, a small group of us found that posting here has helped us. When we are feeling really strong we give support. When we need help we gain support from the others.
Nothing about weight loss is fun, but you can do it. Post here. Let us know how you're doing. I see nothing wrong with a whole egg. If I want a bit more to eat than that, I'll add an egg white to a whole egg and that helps boost the protein.

Lean protein, 95% ff beef, chicken breast, turkey breast, fish (fresh or canned like tuna in water), beans. Let us know what you like to eat and we'll help you out. Then you can give us tips and we'll all learn from each other.
Good luck!
Judy

Seana
06-22-2014, 02:26 PM
Thanks Judy. Went to the movies late last night and wanted movie popcorn so bad. Didn't have any. We are going again today...but I have mixed feelings. I want to go, because it's the Godfather on the big screen and believe it or not, I've never seen it. We'll bike there (about a mile) but I think it's going to be challenging in terms of food. Will probably have to eat something right before. Also, I wonder how people who aren't the cooks do this. My husband likes to cook when he's not working, but his calorie needs are so different from my needs. And we really struggle with this. Honestly some of my weight is because I just quit fighting with him. It's too exhausting.

bandit2
06-23-2014, 10:59 AM
Morning turtles:

Nice to postings & welcome Seana!

Weekend was good - stayed on track pretty good & got in a walk around the trailer park, which was nice.

I find the only way to stay focussed is to plan ahead & have pre-cooked meats on hand. When I cook dinner, I like to put extra in oven for lunches.
Then have some protein with my salad. Today I have green salad with cheese & chicen breast.

Have a good week

bandit2
06-23-2014, 11:00 AM
Morning turtles:

Nice to postings & welcome Seana!

Weekend was good - stayed on track pretty good & got in a walk around the trailer park, which was nice.

I find the only way to stay focussed is to plan ahead & have pre-cooked meats on hand. When I cook dinner, I like to put extra in oven for lunches.
Then have some protein with my salad. Today I have green salad with cheese & chicken breast.

Have a good week

Itryharder
06-23-2014, 05:59 PM
Hi turtles,
Bandit, good tips.
Seana , as far as movies, I bring a snack with me and I buy a giant Diet Coke at the theater. that fills me in. The more you practice this, the better you get at it. Bicycling to the movie is great exercise!

I do all the cooking here. Interesting what you say about your husband having different calorie needs than yours. There must be millions of us who gained weight because we thought we could eat like our husbands. We all found out we couldn't! How about having lean proteins on hand (a grocery store rotisserie chicken, etc) for those nights when his meals are waaaaay
too many calories? I know as you think this thru that you'll get the swing of this and lose weight. Good luck! i see you're in the mood for something different.

Bandit, glad you got a walk in. I plan to mow the lawn later tonight and then I'm off to baby sit my grandson.

Have a great week.
Judy
234.6/198/thinner

Itryharder
07-16-2014, 10:48 AM
Hi Turtles,
My sister was here for a little more than a week and we had such a good time. Weight is up, but what's new. This is my fourth day of eating a lot better and I'm seeing results.

This thread has gotten very quiet. Wishing everyone the best in your weight loss journeys and everything else!

Judy
234.6/210/thinner and closer to goal

bandit2
07-29-2014, 02:14 PM
Hi turtles - been busy up here lately with work, trailer, house etc etc plus
had a bad cold which just getting over. On the plus side - last week at Tops I received a 6 week "No Gain" star for my certificate & have dropped 8# since PRD rally, so pleased with that.

All- hope you are all doing well. We have a long weekend coming up and making it extra long by adding another day & heading up to dd bf cottage,
so looking forward to that.

Post when you can - we all get extra busy but I love seeing the tips & motivational comments.

All - hope the scale is being good to you!

Itryharder
07-29-2014, 10:12 PM
Great hearing from you Bandit and :cheer: :bravo: :love: to you for your wonderful weight loss.

I'm still going in the wrong direction. Hey,, I'll get there.

Have fun over the long weekend.
Everyone chime in when you can. I think about the Turtles often and wish us all well
Judy
Itryharder
234.6/202/195 and thinner :cool: