100 lb. Club - Sunshine start of Summer - June 2014 Daily Check-In & Accountability Thread

05-30-2014, 11:00 AM
WELCOME to our Sunshine :flow1: June check-in - The place to chat and/or just be accountable

Come on in :) ....

EVERYONE's :welcome:. This is the place to track your weight daily, weekly or however you'd like to do it, you can keep track of what you eat, your water intake, your mood each day, or just chit-chat.

We can get closer to our goals AND hit them together

Hope to see you soon ....

05-30-2014, 11:06 AM
Started January 1, '13 @ 197.2, Ending January 31 @ 194.8, Loss 2.4lbs
Starting February 1 @ 196.6, Ending February 28 @ 197.6, Gained 1.0lb
Starting March 1 @ 197.6, Ending March 31 @ 196.8, Loss 0.8lb
Starting April 1 @ 194.6, Ending April 30 no weigh-ins
Starting May 7 @ 195.0, Ending May 31 @ 193.2, Loss 1.8lbs
Starting June 1 @ 194.0, Ending June 30 @ 189.6, Loss 4.4lbs
Starting July 1 @ 190, Ending July 31 @ 189.6, Loss 0.4lb
Starting August 1 @ 188.2, Ending August 31 @ 188.0, Loss 0.2lb
Starting September 1 @ 187.8, Ending September 30 @ 189.6, Gained 1.8lbs
Starting October 1 @ 188.4, Ending October 31 @ 184.2, Loss 4.2lbs
Starting November 1 @ 183.8, Ending November 30 @ 183.4, Loss 0.4lb
Starting December 1 @ 183.4, Ending December 31 @ 177.8, Loss 5.6lbs
Starting January 1, '14 @ 179.0, Ending January 31 @ 168.8, Loss 10.2lbs
Starting February 1 @ 168.4, Ending February 28 @ 166.2, Loss 2.2lbs
Starting March 1 @ 165.6, Ending March 31 @ 162.6, Loss 3.0lbs
Starting April 1 @ 163.2, Ending April 30 @ 160.8, Loss 2.4lbs
Starting May 1 @ 159.8, Ending May 31 @ 160.6, Gained 0.8lb
Starting June 1 @ 160.0, Ending June 30 @ 160.6, Gained 0.6lb

*DWI = didn't weight in
*SP = spotting

01 ~ 160.0 (-0.6) TOM - fbs 114//calories 886//carbs 57//protein 35//treadmill 4.13 burn 506
02 ~ 158.6 (-1.4) TOM - fbs 102//calories 793//carbs 70//protein 53//NO WORKOUT :(
03 ~ 159.2 (+0.6) LTOM -fbs 100//carlories 1358//carbs 124//protein 64//treadmill 4.56 miles burn 559
04 ~ 158.4 (-0.8) LTOM -fbs 113//calories 1217//carbs 107//protein 71//NO WORKOUT
05 ~ 159.4 (+1.2) LSP - fbs ???//calories 1928//carbs 268//protein 49//treadmill 4.75 miles burn 634
06 ~ 160.0 (+0.4) LSP - fbs 131//calories 1018//carbs 165//protein 33//treadmill 3.00 miles burn 403
07 ~ 159.8 (-0.2) fbs 139//calories 823//carbs 134//protein 24//treadmill 4.03 miles burn 552
08 ~ 158.2 (-1.6) fbs ???//calories 1356//carbs 168//protein 49//treadmill 4.03 miles burn 575
09 ~ 158.4 (+0.2) fbs 121//calories 1169//carbs 126//protein 48//NO WORKOUT
10 ~ 159.8 (+1.4) fbs ???//calories 1080//carbs 105//protein 52//NO WORKOUT
11 ~ 160.4 (+0.6) fbs ???//calories
12 ~ 162.2 (+1.8) fbs ???
13 ~ 161.6 (-0.6)
14 ~ 163.8 (+2.2)
15 ~ 165.6 (+1.8) calories 704//carbs 16//protein 57//treadmill 2.54 miles burn 346
16 ~ 163.2 (-2.4) fbs 143//calories 1173//carbs 160//protein 55//NO WORKOUT
17 ~ 161.2 (-2.0) fbs 167//calories 1238//carbs 143//protein 48//treadmill 2.88 miles burn 353
18 ~ 160.4 (-0.8) fbs 154//calories 1116//carbs 45//protein 106//treadmill 3.13 miles burn 429
19 ~ 160.2 (-0.2) calories 1300//carbs 50//protein 130//treadmill 2.19 miles burn 301
20 ~ 159.8 (-0.4) calories 1013//carbs 124//protein 57//NO WORKOUT
21 ~ 159.8 (N/C) fbs 157//calories 2210//carbs 272//protein 84//pedometer 0.56 miles, burn 49, steps 1793
22 ~ 163.2 (+3.4) fbs 162//calories 1187//carbs 141//protein 34//NO WORKOUT
23 ~ 163.2 (N/C) LSP - fbs 135
24 ~ 164.8 (+1.6) TOM - fbs 139
25 ~ 166.2 (+1.4) TOM - fbs 135//calories 770//carbs 48//protein 47//pedometer 1.02 miles, burn 71, steps 3261
26 ~ 163.0 (-3.2) TOM - fbs 123//calories 1675//carbs 255//protein 72//pedometer 0.44 miles, burn 15, steps 1407
27 ~ 164.4 (+1.4) LTOM - fbs 131//calories 1195//carbs 170//protein 54//I forgot to check the pedo before it reset :(
28 ~ 163.2 (-1.2) fbs 132//calories 711//carbs 48//protein 42//pedometer 1.00 miles burn, 69, steps 3720
29 ~ 161.4 (-1.8) fbs 116//calories 408//carbs 38//protein 33//pedometer 1.29 miles burn, 83, steps 4115
30 ~ 160.6 (-0.8) fbs 118//calories 913//carbs 76//protein 59//pedometer 1.60 miles, burn 123, steps 5096

05-30-2014, 01:20 PM
01 ~ 193.4
02 ~ 194.5
03 ~ 193.8
04 ~ 194.1
05 ~ 192.3
06 ~ 192.6
07 ~ 194.0
08 ~ 192.9
09 ~ 192.0
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23 ~ 192.8
24 ~ 192.3
25 ~ 191.9
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30 ~ 192.4

05-30-2014, 04:33 PM
I'm in.

1: 263 lbs
2: 261 lbs (-2 lbs)
3: 258.5 lbs (-2.5 lbs)
4: 257.5 (-1 lbs)
5: 257 lbs (-0.5 lb)
6: 256.5 lbs (-0.5 lb)
7: 256 lbs (-0.5 lb)
8: 255 lbs (-1 lb)
9: 257 lbs (+2 lbs) Excessive sodium yesterday.

05-30-2014, 06:44 PM
Let's go! :-)

May end weight: 250.6 (-6.8)
GW: 240 - 244 (4-8 lbs)

1: 248.4
2: 250.0
3: 248.8
4: 247.0 :)
5: 248.8
6: 247.4
7: 247.0
8: 246.5 :)
9: 246.6
10: 246.6
11: 247.4
12: 246.6
13: 244.6 :lol:
14: 245.8
15: 245.0
16: 245.0
17: 245.0
18: 245.4
19: 244.4 :)
20: 243.8 :)
21: 242.6 :)
22: 242.6
23: 243.6
24: 245.0
25: 242.8
26: 241.8 :)
27: 240.8 :lol:
28: 240.8
29: 240.6 :lol:
30: 241

05-31-2014, 10:33 PM
Hey. I've been away from the daily accountability threads for a while, but I'm starting up again. Ordered a new weighing scale, rowing machine and am eating healthy, so I'm excited about June :)

Starting weight: 205
Goal weight: 197

1: 205

Edit: I'm going to post weekly progress rather than daily. Hopefully it'll be less frustrating :p

05-31-2014, 10:54 PM
Kukkie, let's do this ... June will be our month :hug:

LadyPetite, :welcome: to the thread :)

LGW yes, let's go ... :)

ILoveVegetables, good to see you :welcome: back :)

See y'all tomorrow ... with great start weigh ins :crossed:

06-01-2014, 08:33 AM
It's June!! Summer is QUICKLY approaching! And for the first time in a VERY long time, I'm ready for it! :D

This morning TOM came, BUT I was still down 1 lb from yesterday to 174.50! That's awesome! Less than 10 lbs until my next mini-goal! ;) I am relieved to know that I can walk into any non-plus sized store and find clothes that fit me with no problem. I walk out the house with tank tops on. It feels so good lol. Summer, bring it on! By next summer, it would be nice to be strutting in a bathing suit lol :D

06-01-2014, 04:23 PM
Thanks for the welcome, love2b! I always join in with good intentions but never follow through to the end. Well, no more!

I'm doing something a little different. I'm going to keep my portion sizes small but I won't count calories until I stop seeing a loss on the scale. Ultimately it IS calories in vs calories out but I tend to get so obsessive about each and every calorie (and the fact I can't truly know the *exact* amount of calories in a food drives me insane). So... baby steps.

Weighed in today and so pleased to see I was in he lower 260s as opposed to the upper 260s just a week ago. I officially started today but I was still being conscious of what I was putting in my body for the past couple days.

06-01-2014, 09:00 PM
I am leaving for 6 weeks in Europe on June 16. I'm reluctantly not taking a scale with me, and will have limited internet service anyway. So, I'm setting this up for up to the 16th! My dream is to be below 230 by that day...but, it's not very realistic. I'll be happy with any loss up until then! I'll be back to the boards August 1st! :)

HW: 255
SW (April 1, 2014): 251.5
GW: 145

May 31: 235.5 (-8.5)
June 16: 229.5

Plan: 1600 cal/day, 12 cups of water/day, 1 hour of exercise 5x per week
(tracking through MFP - hbarber85)

1: 235.5

06-01-2014, 11:09 PM
Good afternoon Ladies, Happy Sunday to all :)

:woohoo: Olivia great way to start the month :) Congratulations on 1lb gone :high: LOL, It took me a long time to remember not to go to the plus section in stores, my oldest would look at me and say Mom why are you over there? I'd just shake my head. It does feel really good. I wore a bathing suit (actually some bottoms and a tank type top) at my daughters pool two weeks ago. My children are my biggest cheerleaders, Mom you look fine take off that dress :), I felt so good :)

LadyPetite, do you use a calorie counter like MFP? It does help and you can even scan bar codes and build your own recipes. SO it will be accurate for you. But baby steps is great :)

Heidi you may surprise yourself and be at your mini goal by then, you just never know on these journeys :)

I am down .6 to 160. I'm happy with that. On my way to my daughters again, going to hit the treadmill first then hop in the pool to wade around. Hopefully my shins will stop hurting. Oh and TOM is here finally.

06-02-2014, 12:59 AM
Just a drive-by hello and good luck to everyone tracking daily! :)

06-02-2014, 08:16 AM
Heidi - NICE! Europe! I've always wanted to go! I'll get there one day ;) And ANYTHING is possible so you never know...you could reach that mini-goal by the time you leave. Don't count yourself out before you start :D

Rennie - My girls, although I'm sure are much younger than yours, are my biggest supporters too! They always tell me, "Wow Mom! You are skinny now!" lol They are my princesses, they make me feel so good lol :) Nice weigh in today! Any weight loss now will put you back into the 150's!!

Today I weighed in at 173.75 lbs. I am completely satisfied and content with my weight loss. I've reached every goal I've wanted to reach thus far and I'm very confident that I will see my ultimate goal for the first time in my adult life lol. That's going to be quite exciting! Until I get settled in after the move, I'd just like to maintain this weight, and then get back into weight loss once settled in.

I should have a countdown for my move.....12 more days! :D

06-02-2014, 01:29 PM
Thanks Mandy :) good luck to you also on this journey, we can do it :)

Thanks Olivia :), my girls are 10 and 21. My 10 year old has always told me I was skinny even at 197 which is the highest weight she can remember. My oldest when she was 6 or 7 told me she didn't want boobies because mommy has 6. I thought it was too funny to be mad at the time, plus she was little and kids are brutally honest, but it has stuck in my head every since she said it. She has been very supportive of my weigh loss since I started in 2010. But in the same sense will say you can have "what is not in my plan" it won't hurt. But she doesn't realize that it will hurt mentally for about 3 days on the scale and that's only if I can snap back after the cheat. She weighs 120 soak and wet standing at 5'5. ... ok ending my funny sob story.

Olivia you are on your way to the next decade my friend, I am so happy for you. You gonna be ready for your swimsuit before next summer (or did you mean this summer) I think you'll be ready this summer :hug: I hope I can keep this moving in the right direction. :)

Well this morning was a shock ... I am down another 1.4lbs to 158.6 this is a new adult low (prior to having children). Next mini goal is 155.

06-02-2014, 02:40 PM
Olivia - Good luck on your move! Those long, across-several-states moves are TOUGH. I moved from South Carolina to Texas in August 2012, then from Texas back to South Carolina in August 2013... and some time this summer will be moving from South Carolina to Indiana (or possibly Kentucky)... Kudos to you for not eating your kitchen during the stress of moving prep! I'm a stress eater and fight that monster daily.

06-02-2014, 03:18 PM
Quick hello.

I weighed in at 193.4 yesterday and then up today to 194.5. Went to a bridal shower yesterday and ate cupcakes. Silly me. Smh.

Working from home today, or trying to anyway. Peanut is sick again. We have a doctor appointment at 4pm. I'm sure it's just a common cold virus, but I'd rather have the doctor check him out. He's been congested for a few days now, but yesterday and today all he wants to do is sleep. Little bodies are building immune systems. I suppose it goes with the territory of the first year in daycare. Sigh.

06-02-2014, 03:42 PM
Kukkie cupcakes :drool: Sorry to hear Peanut isn't feeling well. And it is definitely the daycare. They need to constantly clean and disinfect. Hope he feels better soon. :hug:

06-02-2014, 06:49 PM
I'm confused. Why are there 2 June daily weigh-in threads???

06-02-2014, 06:51 PM
Hello everyone! I am a newbie and this is my first day!

I hope to loose 30 pounds and learn how to live a healthier life.

While i type this everything inside me wants a damn cookie haha! But i have to stick to plan to reach my goal!

Starting Weight: 155

06-02-2014, 08:15 PM
Mandy don't be confused :D there are different people on each of them, groups of people with bonds formed. I've started one since I came back, didn't want to join the other one (I think in April there were 3) ... just subscribe to the thread you'd like to join, makes it easier to find :D

sunshine :wel3fc: and the thread :) What are you doing to reach your goal? Good job on saying no to the cookie :high: Check in often, the support on the threads is pretty OP (OnPoint). Good luck to you on your journey :)

06-02-2014, 11:41 PM
LadyPetite, do you use a calorie counter like MFP? It does help and you can even scan bar codes and build your own recipes. SO it will be accurate for you. But baby steps is great :)

Love2b, I do use MFP but I don't use it very religiously. I do use it occasionally to look up calories, sometimes. But yes, definitely, baby steps :)

06-03-2014, 08:27 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm new here and not sure how everything works, but I'll try to figure it out as I go. I love the idea of a daily post so I'm starting here. I've lost weight enough times to know what to do, but I am glad to have found a place to get the support of others.

My plan for right now is to eat better and exercise more...brilliant huh? :)

This week and next week are going to be busy weeks in my life so I will start with a small goal of at least 20 minutes of exercise 5 out of the next 7 days. I put stars by those days below so I have a plan and a place to be accountable. I will note afterwards if I accomplished my goal. I'm not going to count calories yet. I'd rather see if I can just make better choices and lose weight. It's worked before.

I look forward to getting to know everyone.

03 ~227 * exercise: 35 minutes lawn mowing
04 ~ exercise 15 minutes lawn mowing
05 ~ * 45 minute walk
06 ~ * 3.5 mile walk/run
07 ~ exercise day off
08 ~ * 40 minute walk
09 ~ *45 minute walk/run, then a short walk tonight
10 ~ 223 * no exercise
11 ~ *walk/run 45 mins
12 ~ *walk/run 25 minutes, plus a 30 min walk in the evening
13 ~ *45 minute walk
14 ~ *30 minute walk
15 ~ day off
16 ~ *Didn't do it
17 ~ 222 * 20 minute run/walk on the treadmill
18 ~ * 30 minute walk/run on the treadmill
19 ~ * 45 minute walk
20 ~ * exercise video
21 ~ day off
22 ~ 45 minute walk
23 ~ * 30 min run/walk
24 ~ 223 * 45 minute walk
25 ~ * 2 mile walk
26 ~ day off
27 ~ * 3 mile walk
28 ~ *2 mile walk
29 ~ day off
30 ~ *

06-03-2014, 08:28 AM
Good Morning, Ladies ;)

No change in weight today. My goal is to maintain this weight loss during my move. I can do it! :D 173.75 lbs and HAPPY!!

06-03-2014, 10:09 AM
Morning everyone!

I'm back down a bit to 193.8. I'm setting a small goal for myself, but it's one I'm determined to achieve. I absolutely must see the 180s by the end of the month. It's been entirely too long since I've seen that number. However, something is happening, I fit into a summer blazer today that I haven't been able to wear in about 4 years. I was so surprised.

Anyway, on the Peanut front. He has slight redness in both ears and throat, start of an infection; caught it at a good time apparently. Antibiotics were prescribed. No fever through the night or this morning, so back to daycare he went. Hubby is at home painting and doing some small fixes, shelving and such. Too hectic over there. So Peanut and I are going to go stay at my mom's for a few days. She's out of town, but my brother is still around for company.

06-03-2014, 01:53 PM
LadyPetite, I use to use it at leisure but I get into trouble that way. It really helps me put things into perspective. Like the one Reese's cup I ate this morning, so not worth the 12 carbs but oh well, I ate it. :)

Sarah glad to have you join us :wel3fc: and to the thread :) I'm glad you have a plan. I wish I could get through my head to do 20-30 minutes of moment a day. I know it will help. I just always think one hour plus on the treadmill or nothing. And that's why I always get stumped. I'm sure you'll have great results on your journey. :)

Olivia, I'm confident you will maintain during your move, have fun :)

Kukkie yay on the blazer, Nice NSV :high: I so see you in the new decade by months end, you can do it :) Well glad to hear Peanut doesn't have a fever, hope the antibiotics kick in soon :hug: You have a great husband. How will Peanut sleep at your Mom's place? Will he sleep with you? Is that gonna make for sleepless nights when you go back home? Just a thought ... I did this five times, but only 2 didn't care if they slept with me or in their own crib/bed or not :)

Mandy I hope you are gonna continue here. I like the smaller threads also, another reason why I start my own thread, small and more personable IMO :)

I'm up .6 to 159.2. I hate these ups and downs but it is what it is. Hopefully I'll get some movement in today and get things moving in the right direction again :)

06-03-2014, 03:23 PM
Thanks Rennie I've received quite a few compliments on the blazer today. It's a nice feeling. Peanut will probably sleep with me; he does have a playpen there as well that he could sleep in, but he's sick. And he typically doesn't do well on his own when he's sick - looks for extra comfort, so he sleeps with me at home during those times anyway. He's usually pretty good about adjusting back quickly, the odd time it takes longer.

06-03-2014, 04:22 PM
Kukkie I sometimes miss those days :) Rissa will sleep with us now if allowed but she is a wiggle worm. Oh my goodness she's every where :) Hope Peanut feels better soon :hug:

06-03-2014, 04:22 PM
Pre-trip weigh in (early, I usually do Fridays) showed 317.6, so down 2 from Friday (that includes 2 restaurant eats!) and a total of 12.4 so far... So, I'm doing something right, I think. :)

Rennie - I'll continue to pop in here occasionally to check in... I just don't think daily weighing is right for me at the moment. :)

Kukkie - Sorry to hear about your kiddo, hope he feels better soon!

Olivia - Congrats on maintaining!

06-03-2014, 04:32 PM
Mandy way to go :high: that means your weekend was OP and you have the upper hand and do well at restaurants. :congrat: on the 12.4 GONE you are definitely doing something right :) It doesn't matter when you weigh in, I think just checking in is what helps the most. And I'm glad to have you here :hug:

06-03-2014, 09:56 PM
Rennie Thanks for the welcome. Just knowing I was going to check back in here gave me the impetus to get my butt outside to mow part of the lawn (exercise AND to do list activity all in one!).

I hope your day was good!

06-03-2014, 10:27 PM
Sarah, good job on getting some movement in :) My day was good, thanks for asking. :)

I made it to the gym burn was 559, doing 4.56 miles on the treadmill. Felt good. I hope the scale will reward me for my extra effort :)

06-04-2014, 07:34 AM
Good Morning! Sounds like everyone is doing pretty well ;)

I was down 1 lb this morning to 172.75 lbs. Getting closer to the 160's!!!

This morning I'll go walking, then maybe a little bike riding, then back home to do some more packing. I'm making progress.

Happy Wednesday! :D

06-04-2014, 07:49 AM
Good morning everyone.

Rennie--nice job on the exercise yesterday. I'll keep my fingers crossed that the scale sees your efforts!

Olivia--I'm impressed that you are losing weight while in the midst of a move. Good for you. When is actual moving day?

I decided to only officially weigh in once a week because my scale isn't digital so it's hard to tell small changes. But I am using the daily post to plan and note my exercise. I find that if I can get regular exercise, I do better with eating too. Since I got up early, I think I'll add a walk in this morning.


06-04-2014, 09:00 AM
Sarah - I don't have a digital scale either and my scale weighs in increments of 4 ounces, which is pretty small ;) As far as the move, right now I'm packing up my old place (the rooms I have occupied in my parents home) and I'll be getting on the road in 11 days (including today). I have an eating plan in place for the entire transition so hopefully I can stick to it. :)

06-04-2014, 10:01 AM
Morning everyone. Slept at mom's house last night. Weighed in on her scale at 194.1 after breakfast. Not holding it as a "true weigh in" because a) I had breakfast and b) different scale.

I think hubby should be done today and we can sleep in our own beds tonight. We'll see tomorrow.

06-04-2014, 10:20 AM
Olivia, you're doing great :high: Keep up the great work :) Olivia I'm confident you'll stick to plan. If anything you may miss a few meals without thinking because you're so busy. I like packing, have fun :)

Thanks Sarah :) it did ;) I do better with eating when I exercise also. I think in my mind I know that I can burn off any additional calories so I don't feel as deprived of what I wanted. Exercise for me = mindful eating :)

Good morning Kukkie :)

I am down .8 to 158.4. I am so ready to see 155 then my username 150. I have been at this a long time so I really need to get on the ball.

Hope you all have a great day.

akelly I know you're traveling ... hope all is well :wave:

06-04-2014, 09:49 PM
Hello all! Hope you don't mind me joining your little group here. Rennie invited me over. Thanks Rennie. Since I just started I will post from day 4 on if that is ok.
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04 ~ 191.4 - Walked
05 ~ ? did my first couch to 5K can you say? OUT OF SHAPE! I did it though. going to go die now. :(
06 ~ 190 only one more pound till the 180's! Can't believe I am happy about that, but I am. :carrot: W1D2 of C25K. woo hoo.
07 ~ 189.4 woo hoo!!! yay for me..after work going for a nice long walk to celebrate.
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10 ~ 189..I'm ok with that. W2D1 of couch to 5K. ran in the rain. now that's saying something. :)
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06-04-2014, 10:49 PM
Mary :welcome: to the thread. Post away, anything you want :)

Calories today are higher than I wanted but not too bad. Hoping not to have too big of a gain in the morning and still be in the 150's :crossed:

06-04-2014, 11:03 PM
I did find a GREAT app today for my phone. The gals at work were talking about how much they love it. I tried it out and found that I have been eating WAY too many calories per day. Yikes!!! who knew hummus had so many calories. I downloaded it tonight and did pretty well with only a -1 over my allotted calories for the day. :) by the skin of my teeth! LOL. Good thing I went on that walk today.

Anyway, the App is called MY FITNESS PAL. Now I can check my progress each day. It says at the rate I am going I will loose 5lbs by July 4th. It takes into account my gender, age, weight and height. I made my goal 150 which I feel good at but I have always had to work to maintain it. So it will be a slow and steady loss, but I am ok with that, because I this to be a life changing way of eating and exercising. I want to be healthy more than I want to be skinny. (if that makes sense)

Mary which hummus do you eat? I eat Sabre red pepper hummus and there aren't a lot of calories in it. I use myfitnesspal also to track calories, carbs, protein and sodium. On there I am love2b136 ... the barcode scanner is great when you are in a hurry and for getting the correct counts on recipes

06-04-2014, 11:20 PM
Olivia--sounds like you are in a good place with the whole weight loss thing...I'm impressed you have such a good plan. Sounds to me like you have a good chance to stick to it. Half the battle is having the plan! Good luck with the move. I hope the reason for the move is something fantastic. :)
Mary and Rennie--I make my own hummus. It's really easy, and I use almost all water instead of olive oil to thin it. I've never figured out the calories, but it has to be less than store bought.

See you all in the morning.

06-05-2014, 08:10 AM
Thanks, Rennie & Sarah! Yes, planning helps me tremendously. I'm moving so my kids can be closer to their father who is in the NAVY and stationed in Virginia. They miss him a lot. I am sure this move will lead to something fantastic! I'm just going with the ebb and flow of life ;)

Today I was up 0.25 lb to 173.00. What's funny is, my waist measurement and hips were a tad bit smaller this morning lol. My size 12's are a bit loose in the waist. I'm loving it! I'm going to see what I can push out at the gym today as far as jogging mileage. I'd like to get in at least 2 miles of jogging. We'll see! :D

06-05-2014, 08:36 AM
Olivia Since you've had such an amazing weight loss, I'm sure you know that weight fluctuates a bunch. I'm sure that quarter pound will disappear quickly. And way to go on the loose size 12s! The confidence you get from that will help make your transition to your new life even better. Here's to great things!

I am going to take a long walk with a friend today and I'm really looking forward to it. Good exercise and free therapy! I've been eating well and can already tell that when I have my weekly weigh in next week that the scale will be my friend. I'm so glad I found this message board forum!

06-05-2014, 01:23 PM
Thanks so much, Sarah! Yes, I have absolutely no worries about any fluctuations...no worries about much of anything anymore these days and I'm loving that ;) Enjoy your free therapy and I'm sure the scale will give you a nice gift once you step on it again! ;)

I just finished lunch and I feel so awesome! I prepared a raw organic salad (green leaf lettuce, grape tomatoes, carrots, onions, cucumbers, olives, avocado, mushrooms & fresh jalapeno pepper) and whipped up a fresh dressing (olive oil, apple cider vinegar, raw honey, fresh garlic, fresh lemon juice, dijon mustard, yellow mustard, sriracha sauce, worcestershire sauce, sea salt & black pepper). I licked the plate when I was done lol. My body is very happy right now :D

I jogged 2.5 miles today and feeling good!! Dinner will be a vegetable stir fry.

Have a great afternoon!!

06-05-2014, 02:21 PM
did my first couch to 5K can you say? OUT OF SHAPE! I did it though. going to go die now. :(
My poor little doggie! she did it with me. she is already sleeping. On a funnier note, my undies and workout pants kept riding down my roll of a tummy. hee hee. It's sad I know, but still it gave me a chuckle. if you can't laugh you'd cry.

Oh and Rennie, I don't know what kind it was, I already threw it out. We were all talking about it at work last night. I did make some delicious spicy black bean dip that I ate with cucumbers, yumskers and only 74 calories for 1/4 cup. Don't think I ate that much but on that app it said for homemade that was the amount.

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06-05-2014, 03:42 PM
Hi all!! Man, already 5 days into the month - time is flying!!

Not much time for personals today but glad to see new faces in here as well as the oldies :) I lost 5 pounds in May and targeting the same or a little more for June (will be in Europe for a week so the goal is just to maintain that week).

Hope you guys are doing well :)

06-05-2014, 04:47 PM
Sarah, I'm sure it's healthier no doubt :). I've never tried to make hummus. Please share your recipe :) I didn't know I like it until a friend bought it and I said let me try it. The Sabra has 70 calories, 4 carbs, 2 grams fiber, 2 grams protein for a 2 tblsp serving.

Olivia you're a great MOM :hug: You've had a great day thus far, way to go :high:

Mary, LOL, at least you did it, way to go :high: Mary it you click the recipe tab you can add your own ingredients to form your own recipes that you can chose to share or not. Your information may be healthier than the person that input that. You will notice on MFP that people come up with the craziest numbers some only adding net carbs or not adding the sodium and such. Just compare a few things that you eat to what's already there :) Just about everything I've eaten today had to be corrected. Just my two cents :D Please share your spicy black bean dip recipe. I like to try new things.

akelly, good to see you :hug: Congratulations on 5lbs GONE :high: Enjoy Europe :)

I am up 1.2lbs to 159.6. I have had a completely unplanned off point day but I have enjoyed it all. I hope I now have all of my snacking out now :D since I can't think of anything else that I want. I do plan to have some beans and maybe a corn muffin for dinner. We'll see :)

06-05-2014, 04:52 PM
Where did my post go?! I honestly thought I posted this morning. Weighed in at 192.3, probably because I was too tired to eat dinner last night, complete crash and burn. Which means, that I'll likely have an up tomorrow. C'est la vie!

06-05-2014, 04:55 PM
Spicy Black Bean Dip
Author: Savory Sweet Life / Alice Currah
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 6

Quick and easy black bean dip that is delicious and healthy!

black beans, drained and rinsed
fresh salsa (mild, medium, or hot)
fresh cilantro, including stems
fresh lime juice
garlic salt
chili powder
kosher salt

they don't give you any amounts, so I just winged it. I used one fresh lime, a handful of cilantro..a 1/4 cup of salsa and about a tsp. each of cumin, garlic salt, and chili powder. skipped the kosher salt. It could have been more spicy, so next time I will add more chili powder.

06-05-2014, 05:29 PM
WOOT!! :carrot: Kukkie, don't speak that ... you will not have an up tomorrow you will see the 180's really soon :hug:

Yum, Mary:) I'll have to give it a try :)

06-05-2014, 10:13 PM
What I love about logging the daily weigh-in on this site is that it makes my goals seem more attainable! When I see 248...but my goal is only 240-244 for the month and I see I have so many days left to make it...I know it's possible!

06-05-2014, 10:15 PM
Olivia -- you are killing it!!! keep it up!

06-05-2014, 11:00 PM
Olivia--I can't wait until I get to where I have no worries about all this stuff. I've been there before, but right now I'm certainly not. It'll come. Good for you for doing the hard work to get to that place.

Rennie--Hummus: In a food processor or blender put 1 can of chickpeas, drained, about 1/4 cup of Tahini (I tend to use a little less), the juice of one lemon, salt, and garlic and some water. Keep adding water until it's the right consistency. I usually don't add all the lemon juice at once and then just put it in and taste till it's right. Same with salt...just add a bit at a time. You can also add roasted red peppers, or herbs, etc.

Overall a good day...I had a great walk and ate relatively well (a little more at dinner than I needed, but it was all healthful food).

06-05-2014, 11:45 PM
LGW, way to go :high:

Thanks for the recipe Sarah :) glad to hear you had a good day :)

Well dinner didn't go as planned in my head and I ended up having a slice of cake from Harris Teeter. My calories today were much higher than they have been in a while. I did 4.75 miles so I'm feeling good about that. I will probably have an up on the scale but it'll go back down on Saturday so I'm good. I will make tomorrow a healthy day :)

06-06-2014, 08:22 AM
Thank you LGW, Sarah & Rennie! :) It's been a long time coming getting to a place of peace in my life about virtually everything. It took going through the fire, but it's all worth it to come out shining like a diamond ;) Life will be what it will be. It's much easier to just ride the ebb and flow than resist.

Today I am up 0.50 lbs to 173.50 lbs. So I'm up a total of 0.75 lb from my low. Just normal water fluctuations. I'm thinking about maybe charting my daily weight here like LGW was saying.

This month, I don't have any weight loss plans. My only goal is to maintain the 170's. Then by the end of July, I'd like to hit my mini-goal #3 of 165.00. I've been losing super fast the past 4 months, so now I want to start practicing maintenance here and there. When I look at my ultimate goal, it's only 43.50 lbs away!! I've given myself until June 2016 (2 years) to reach that goal so I have PLENTY of time! :D

06-06-2014, 09:10 AM
Good morning ladies!

I'm sorry I haven't had much time for personals lately, but I read daily. Work and life have just been so incredibly busy that I don't have the time to write messages to each of you right now, but I'm sending positive vibes your way to each and every one of you.

I am up this morning, but not nearly as much as I thought I would be. Up 0.3 to 192.6. Interesting. I'm feeling dehydrated this morning though, all the caffeine that I've been chugging to wake myself up. I need to balance it out with water today.

06-06-2014, 10:48 AM
Olivia -- I like the idea of intermittently working on maintenance!

06-06-2014, 12:00 PM
Hi Kukkie! Don't worry, no expectations...just pop in when you can ;)

LGW - yes, this is something new I am trying. I've never been able to maintain, so I have decided to make maintenance an important part of the journey. I am at a size and weight where I'm very pleased with how I feel and look so now is the time to start putting it into practice. :D

06-06-2014, 01:29 PM
Happy Friday :wave:

It's been a long time coming getting to a place of peace in my life about virtually everything. It took going through the fire, but it's all worth it to come out shining like a diamond ;) Life will be what it will be. It's much easier to just ride the ebb and flow than resist.

... I've given myself until June 2016 (2 years) to reach that goal so I have PLENTY of time! :D

I like the sound of this ... I can't wait to get there ... I know patience is key, everything happens in due time. SO SO happy for you :hug: Great outlook also on getting to your ultimate goal. :) Peace ... you are definitely there :)

Kukkie no problem :hug: like Olivia said and you already know pop in when you have time :)

LGW :wave:

I'm up this morning also .4 to 160. Today will be a low day so it will balance out and I will be back down tomorrow. I kind of like this high/low way of eating. Doesn't make me feel so bad about the scale numbers or maybe I'm just growing up ;)

Have a great day everyone :)

06-06-2014, 11:27 PM
Today wasn't nearly as bad as yesterday, but not like I wanted either. I did make it to the gym. I'm hopeful that tomorrow will be better :) Have a great evening everyone :)

ETA TODAY WAS REALLY CLOSE TO YESTERDAY. I forgot to add two things ... still hoping for a good weigh in or at least the same as today :D

06-07-2014, 12:37 AM
Olivia -- my cousin has maintained for a very long time and what she does is eat healthy "most of the time"

She has lost over 100lb with FAA and maintained for about 5-6 years

When I've had dinner with her, although I tend to show a complete lack of self control, she will order a salmon dish or some version of a protein and veggie dish. She tends to try to eat healthy most of the time if a healthy option is available and I've actually been trying to do the same.

There are also certain things she just DOES NOT do anymore, so her "falls" are not as bad as they used to be i.e., she no longer loads her Chipotle' meal with guacamole, cheese, sour cream...she just doesn't do it anymore. She has developed some healthy habits over time.

Also if she has a carb crave, she may "binge" on good veggies and the like until it passes or go vegan for a few days

As for myself, I am trying to develop a list of things that I will no longer do. The reality is -- life happens -- and you have to figure out what works for you.

My short list: :-)
--Protein drink before any events or parties
--$3 limit IF I end up at a fast food restaurant
--If I get weird cravings, I prepare a lobster/crab dinner at home
--Try to eat protein and veggies most of the time
--fill up on the good stuff first

06-07-2014, 07:24 AM
LGW I love the $3 limit on fast food. I never thought of limiting it by $$, but I see how that could definitely work! Clever.

Yesterday was a good day. Food was in line and exercise was great. I did a 3.5 mile walk/run with way more walking than running, but I pushed myself more than I have in awhile and it felt good (afterwards, at least!).

Today I have a graduation party to attend. I'm sure there will be lots of good food. It's that time of year, so I have to figure out a way to get through these upcoming events without ruining the week in one day! I think I'll bring a piece of gum to help me avoid picking at things I don't want/need.

Happy Saturday everyone!

06-07-2014, 09:46 AM
LGW - I LOVE your ideas! And it's great what your cousin has been able to develop over the years. I am noticing the same things happening with myself. I do not desire to pollute my body with foods that are filled with things that I know will stress my body in the long run. I feel SO much better when I eat foods that are filled with nutrition. I've been eating fruits, vegetables and oils all week so far and I haven't felt better! And not only do I feel good and have loads of energy (I jogged 2.5 miles yesterday effortlessly), nutritious food can taste VERY good! I add seasonings and spices that bring the food alive and it couldn't be more delicious. I have learned that eating clean and healthy can be very satisfying to the mind, spirit and body :D

On that note, I'm up 0.50 lbs this morning to 174.00 :D I've been climbing up over the past 3 days but I know why. I'm coming off a week of juicing and as always, my body will climb about 2-3 pounds up before it stabilizes and starts heading back down (I've gone up 1.25 lbs so far). The human body fascinates me. I just love it! ;)

ETA: I took my measurements again this morning. 30+ inches gone! :D

06-07-2014, 12:29 PM
LGW, I like the protein drink idea before going out. I need to do that :)

Sarah :woohoo: great job on your walk/run yesterday :high: I've been trying to do that for some time now (C25K) I can never get through it ... keep up the good work :) LOL you're right it does feel great afterwards :) Enjoy your day, here's some :dust: to help with the good eats at the party :hug:

Olivia :woohoo: great job on your jog yesterday :high: Congratulations on 30+ inches GONE, You are working through this journey wonderfully, WAY TO GO :high:

I am down .2 to 159.8 so my wish from last evening was granted :D. I'm hoping that this will be a good weekend for me with food and exercise and I can see the 5 in the middle of my numbers for the next 6 days. :crossed:

06-07-2014, 01:15 PM
Rennie - Back in the 150's! Awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing your weight numbers again lol :D

It's time for me start changing up my exercise routine and I'm thinking about ordering Focus T25 to start in July. I'd like to do that along with my jogging. I'm in a cut phase and I'm going to hold off on heavy lifting until I get to 130. I hate doing any kind of exercise longer than 30 minutes and I have Insanity already. I've done 2 full rounds of it in the past. The workouts are just too long for me to keep motivated and doing them. I think I will order Focus T25 and start it in a few weeks.

06-07-2014, 07:03 PM
Thanks Olivia :) WOW that's great that you've done Insanity. I can't even imagine. Keep up the great work. :)

Made it to the gym ... feeling good about my day.

06-07-2014, 09:14 PM
Great job on making it to the gym, Rennie :)

My nieces and sister-in-law came over and we had a BBQ since it is my last weekend in Michigan. I had already eaten all my meals for the day by the time they got here and then I ate more at the BBQ lol. I hadn't had meat, bread, dairy or starches in 18 days and I had 1/4 of a BBQ chicken sandwich with mild cheddar, mayonnaise and mustard on thick texas toast grilled with homemade garlic butter on it lol. Yeaaaah, I had a food-gasm in that moment lol. Then I was popping grilled asparagus like it was candy....then washed it all down with some seltzer water lol. I was going to take a rest day from the gym tomorrow but I probably should go :D

06-07-2014, 09:19 PM
185.6 today!!

06-07-2014, 10:29 PM
Thanks :) LOL Olivia I like your food-gasm :D ... :congrat: on your 18 day stretch, what a great victory :carrot: You are just full of wonder :) I'm glad you're here :) You know the one thing I like about barbecues is it can typically be healthy depending on what we choose to eat. I am going to a family barbecue next Saturday and I am planning on chicken chicken chicken :) I hope to remember LGW's protein shake before going and then stay away from the bread and other southern goodies my family will cook. That's my plan ;) but like you said it will probably land me in the gym on Sunday after church for sure :D

Donna nice weigh in :high: Keep up the great work :)

06-08-2014, 12:00 AM
Thought I'd check in. I haven't been doing so for ages.

My rowing machine arrived yesterday and I finally got to use it today. I love it, but the only issue is that it squeaks a lot (probably because I'm at the higher end of it's limit). I did 15 minutes on the machine as well as level 1 of the 30 day shred. Food wise, I ate a bowl of cereal (raisin bran), a cheese stick and a turkey breast sandwich. It's less than I normally eat, but I woke up really late so only ended up having 2 small meals in the day.

On the plus side, the scale is showing me 1lb lighter. I'm quite happy since I'm expecting my ToM soon, and now is normally when I'm a bit bloated (fingers crossed for a whoosh in the next week).

06-08-2014, 09:04 AM
Rennie Thanks for the will power dust! That made me smile. I think I could have used a little more of it, but it definitely helped! I think my friend might be doing the C25K...it's some program on her phone. I was not able to keep up with whatever day she was on, so she just ran ahead and I did what I could do. Sometimes for me, it's easier to not have a specific goal with something like that. I tend towards quitting when I can't do what I'm "supposed" to do. Instead, I think I'll just do what I can each time and call it good. We'll see...
Donna--Good reminder to yourself (and the rest of us). It's so easy to get frustrated and then make worse choices. Keeping our thoughts in the right place is as important as the food and exercise part.
Olivia You make that BBQ sound SO good! Glad you enjoyed it! Sounds like a great going away bbq with your family.
ILoveVegetables--Yay for the scale and great job with the rowing machine. I got a used one from someone but I don't use it enough. Maybe you'll inspire me to dust it off!

The graduation party I went to was amazing. The food was SO good...not the typical graduation party food. So I ate more than I wanted, but I was happy with my choices. I stuck to (mostly) healthy foods and only had one small dessert. Yesterday was also a day off of exercise, but today will be good food choices and some sort of exercise (depending on the weather). I'm glad I picked Tuesday as my weigh in day...I don't want to step on the scale today!

06-08-2014, 01:45 PM
ILV good to see you back :) Good job on the rowing machine and 30DS nice workout :high:. You know it could just be the new parts of it also getting adjusted. I wonder if a little WD40 would help, just a thought. Good job on your eating yesterday and the pound down. You're off to great start. Get your water in and TOM may be nice for a change and no bloat :crossed:

Sarah, I have tried C25K so many times. I've started out slow like I was told and then sped up and then the second time to speed up I haven't caught my breath from the first time, so idk what I'm doing wrong as far as the breathing goes. It may be just that I am trying to do it on the treadmill. I told my son that I'd like to try it out doors and see if I can do it but we've never made it to an outdoor track yet. I'm with you on just doing what I can. It still makes me feel good that I've done something and it's more than I use to do or could do :) Yay for making good choices at the graduation party.

I keep forgetting things on MFP. I added another item I ate but it still wasn't a bad day overall. The scale rewarded me with 158.2 this morning so I'm happy. My kids have been on me since before church to go play basketball against each other so off to the gym we go. Have a joyous OP Sunday everyone, see you all later :)

06-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Numbers are great today other than sodium. I'm hoping I can combat that with water water water :crossed: got in another 4 miles so I'm hopeful :)

You all are quiet today ... hope everyone's doing well or maybe it's just that I have no life ;)

06-09-2014, 07:49 AM
Rennie--great job with the day yesterday. Good food and great exercise...I bet the scale rewards you. :)

I have a run/walk planned this morning and then a walk with a friend tonight, so I'm looking forward to a good exercise day. Tomorrow will be my first official weigh in, so the extra exercise is welcomed. If I eat well and drink lots of water, it should be a happy day tomorrow (I hope!).

06-09-2014, 08:01 AM
Good Morning Everyone! :) I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

I have entered my last week in Michigan! Yippeee!! I have packed up my scale so I'm done weighing for the next 2 weeks. My goal is to be no higher than 175.00 when I step on that scale again, which will be June 23.

Today I will head to the gym and try to jog 2.5 miles, then run some errands. Other than that, I'm all packed up and have nothing to do! I think I'll take a late morning nap :D

06-09-2014, 09:21 AM
Good morning everyone.

Didn't have a chance to check in on the weekend. Hubby was gone for his cousin's stag weekend, so just me and Peanut. Did okay with eating, could have made some better choices, but overall okay. Lots of organizing and errand running happened as well.

My weigh ins
Sat: 194.0 (I knew the up was coming)
Sun: 192.9
Today: 192.0 (say whattt?)

I am going to make it into the 180s by the end of this month if it's the last thing I do.

06-09-2014, 03:31 PM
today 185.6 today!

06-09-2014, 06:40 PM
Thanks Sarah, I hope your weigh in day goes well :crossed:

Olivia, enjoy :) will you be checking in during the two weeks?

Kukkie great attitude ... way to go :)

Donna holding steady, great job through the weekend :)

I'm up .2. I had a lazy lazy morning. Not sure why I was so tired. I ended up having to drive two of the kids to school. I don't know what I did to the alarm because I sure remember setting it :D They were happy though because they got to sleep in. Ha they actually though they were staying home, fooled them :) they only have 3 more days of school after today, silly kids :)

06-09-2014, 10:24 PM
Rennie--I hope you are feeling more rested and that tomorrow will be a more energetic day. Some days are just like that.

I exercised on all the days I wanted to this week and ate well most days. Tonight I was really hungry (ate lunch too early) and ate more than I needed at dinner, but not bad choices (bad quantities, good foods). No matter what the scale says, I did what I set out to do this week, and for that I'm happy.

Have a good night

06-09-2014, 10:41 PM
Thanks Sarah :) I just told my daughter at 8pm that I was ready for bed, she said it's too early you have two more hours, kids are funny. I do hope that tomorrow is better also though. Great attitude Sarah, love it :)

06-10-2014, 01:21 AM
I am home from my trip. :)

Weigh in to check the damage in the morning. I'm not *too* worried, even though I know it'll be up, I also know that's probably from all the sodium and restaurant crap I've had to eat over the lat several days. I've done my best to track my calories and from my guesswork I didn't go over, and on the 1 day my guesswork put me really close to my limit, I probably only went over by a couple hundred calories. A few days of prepared-by-me food, lots of water, and back to my regular walking routine should take care of all that and hopefully show me a loss by Friday. :)

06-10-2014, 07:43 AM
Rennie--I like that your daughter decided what your bedtime should be. Too funny. I hope you didn't get in trouble for going to bed too early!
Mandy--good attitude about the weigh in. Here's to a good Friday.

My weekly weigh in was 223, down 4 for the week (first week, so some of that is definitely just from stopping the junk). I'm happy with that, though I remember the days of 7+ pound losses the first week...but that was pre-menopause. It's all so much harder now! On to week two.

06-10-2014, 07:58 AM
Rennie - I'll be able to check in through this Friday. After that, I'll be offline until I can get my internet hooked up at my new place and I'm sure I'll be busy with getting my apartment in order. So I may be MIA after this Friday but I'll be sure to come back as soon as I can :D

Today I'm going to do an extended workout at the gym and "try" to put in 5 miles on the treadmill. We'll see.

Have a great day all!! ;)

06-10-2014, 08:28 AM
Olivia - good luck with your move- we moved to Michigan 6 years ago and love it- have to admit after this past winter Virginia looks pretty good~ :)

185 this morning. I was a little off on my IE yesterday - Late night Sunday meant I would have to wait until 3 to eat - decided not to do the whole 16 hour fast and ate at 1:00- back on it today.

06-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Morning everyone. I'm up again, pesky fluctuations. 192.4 for me this morning.

I'm off from work this Thursday and Friday - hubby's cousin is getting married (big fat Indian wedding), save me from the food!!!! And I'm a bridesmaid. And my brother in law and his wife are flying in for the wedding as well, so it's going to be hectic. Point being that I'm stressing myself out at work trying to get as much done today and tomorrow as I possibly can. I have to remember to drink water, I barely had any yesterday and this morning I woke up completely parched.

Hope everyone has a great day :wave:

06-10-2014, 11:02 AM
Mandy, love the positive outlook, here's to a nice weigh in :)

Sarah, nice loss this week, keep up the good work :) I didn't actually go to bed until midnight I think. I was sitting here with my husband watching television and snacking on some saltines ... I should have been in my bed then maybe the scale wouldn't have been up this morning, smh.

Olivia I think that five miles will be a breeze for you :high: you got this :) Ok we've got you till Friday :)

Donna I miss Virginia (big sigh) :D ... you are doing your thing :high: scale is moving nicely, keep up the good work :)

Kukkie, breathe (ahhhh) LOL I have to laugh ... weddings always have you up and running. You'll be fine and everything will go smoothly :hug: Drink your water lady :)

I'm up 1.4 ... I think I just need to settle in at 158-160 for a while because it appears that this is where I'm going to be. SO just accept it, let be and then maybe I can move on.

06-10-2014, 12:14 PM
love2B150 - I got stuck at 188-190 for 5 months! I think my body needed to reset itself and take a rest for a while. I learned a lot about maintenence though :)

06-10-2014, 12:23 PM
Donna - yes this winter was HORRIBLE! Where in Michigan do you live? I've been living in Novi since 2008. But I grew up (20+ years) living in Southfield. Can't wait to get out of here! This time I'm not coming back lol

Rennie - Yes! Accept it, let it be and watch what happens! That's when the scale will start to pleasantly surprise you :D

Five miles did end up being a breeze for me surprisingly! I did 5.2 miles. I jogged 50 minutes straight at 5.0, then jogged 10 minutes at 4.5, then cooled down between 3.2 - 4.0 for 5 minutes. I recovered extremely quickly too and wasn't even out of breath. Whaaaaa?? I'm very happy about that!! :D

Lunch will be a nice size salad (green leaf lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, kalamata olives, onions, serrano peppers, avocado, bacon & mild cheddar) with a homemade spicy honey mustard dressing (olive oil, fresh garlic, sea salt, black pepper, apple cider vinegar, raw honey, lemon juice, yellow mustard, dijon mustard, worcestershire sauce & sriracha sauce). Yaaaaaaasssssss! :D

06-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Weigh in was 316.0 ... DOWN (!!!) 1.6 from last Tuesday!

06-11-2014, 07:10 AM
FeraFillia--Nice loss!

Olivia--You're an inspiration. I'll miss reading your strong posts while you're getting settled. It says your join date was Feb of this year. Did you lose all the weight since then?

Yesterday wasn't great for me. I should have walked in the morning but thought I would have a break in the evening, but that didn't happen. So no exercise and then a rushed dinner that wasn't well planned. I ate too many calories for the day.

Today I will go for a walk/run this morning and that will set the mood for a much better day.

06-11-2014, 09:23 AM
Good morning everyone.

Down 0.7 for me today to 191.7. Nice to see that second one, it's been a long time. It puts me in a really good place going into this crazy wedding weekend, which starts tomorrow.

Rennie you're right. I married into a very big extended family and they all seem to have this mentality that every event has to be grandiose and done with such fervour. It's draining, both physically and financially. Not sure when our culture will catch up to the times (if ever). In any case, I am the MC tomorrow night, so I'm looking forward to some time off work and just enjoying the festivities.

Mandy nice loss even on your trip!

Olivia likely won't be able to check in tomorrow or Friday, so just wanted to wish you the best of luck with the move. Look forward to seeing you back when you're settled.

06-11-2014, 02:00 PM
Olivia - we are in the Newaygo area. I love it after living in So. Cal my whole life. It's like camping with beds :) This past winter though... ugh... I was having Florida fantasies!!

Walked on the treadmill this morning for 5 miles, I have a cold starting and hopefully sweated the dumb thing away. 185.

06-11-2014, 03:23 PM
Olivia--You're an inspiration. I'll miss reading your strong posts while you're getting settled. It says your join date was Feb of this year. Did you lose all the weight since then?

Thank you, Sarah! Yes, I did lose practically 70 pounds in 4 months! No, I did not have weight loss surgery lol. I just happen to have found the absolute perfect weight loss formula for my body and it's been working like a charm ;)

Donna - I also lived in So. Cal! I lived in Los Angeles for 3 years and San Diego for 2 years before coming back to Michigan in 2008. I've never been to the Newaygo area. Need to visit sometime!

Kukkie - thank you for the well wishes! :D

Today I did the elliptical for the first time this year. I got a nice burn in. After dinner tonight, I will be packing away my cast iron skillet, not to be used again until I have reached my destination lol....so I'm done with cooking after today...which will be weird because I cook every single day. Finding food outside of my kitchen sucks...but I'll manage well :D Tomorrow will be my last exercise day at the gym! Awww...I'm going to miss the people there.

Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday!!

06-11-2014, 03:32 PM
Hello everyone, haven't had a chance to get on the computer much. and sorry I don't remember everyone's names. Just checking in. How was that wedding Kukkie? I worry about those kinds of events, I know me...I make all the excuses in the world to eat. :( We have another graduation party this weekend. :( Hope I can behave myself. I have been keeping up with the exercising though. It helps that I love to be outside walking.

06-11-2014, 04:27 PM
Donna, I got stuck between 168 and 172 I think it was and even bounced back up to 176 a few times. I always hope that I can learn from previous issues and not do the same thing again but I am finding that no cycle on this journey is ever the same and my body needs constant change. I am trying to figure out what to do now to get things moving again. Hopefully I won't have too big of a gain in the process :) Good job on your 5 mile walk, keep up the good work :high: Hoping your cold symptoms go away :hug:

Olivia LOOK AT YOU GO :high: I sure hope so on the scale, thanks :) Maybe I need to start that again. Salad with protein for lunch and dinner. Fruit and fiber for breakfast, idk. Good job on the elliptical. Enjoy/have fun your last few days in Michigan :hug:

Mandy, nice loss, keep up the good work :)

Sarah sorry your day didn't go as planned but at least you had great intentions and are back on the wagon today, way to go :high:

:woohoo: Kukkie on your weigh in :high:, enjoy your weekend :) and again my friend breathe :hug:

Mary good to see you and good job on walking :)

up .6 to 160.4, today is another off plan day but no worries. When I get tired of the mess and hole that I am making/digging on the scale I'll get it together. ;)

06-11-2014, 07:32 PM
Hi everyone! :wave:

I stepped on the scale out of curiosity this morning to see if any of the sodium-induced water weight from my trip had come off, and I was down 2.2 from yesterday. :D

06-11-2014, 11:11 PM
Olivia--I know you're busy and I get it if you don't have time, but if you do, I'd be interested in knowing what it is that has worked for you. I understand all bodies and brains (since so much of this is in our heads as well as our bodies) are different, but I bet there is something to be learned for what you have found that works for you.
Mary--I have graduation parties too. This will be the third weekend in a row, and I have 2 more after this. It's hard to stay away from all that food. Good luck!
Rennie--I like your attitude...knowing that when you get tired of the hole you're digging you'll climb out. :)
Donna--great walk on the treadmill. I find it so much harder to walk that many miles on the treadmill vs. outside. Good for you.
Kukkie--good luck with the wedding weekend.
Mandy--down 2.2! Great job

Today was a good day for both food and exercise. Tomorrow I have two walks planned with 2 different friends. I find if I commit to a walk with a friend, I do much better about getting it done.

06-12-2014, 08:55 AM
still sick, but my weight was down to 184.4 hope it stays.

06-12-2014, 11:10 AM
Rennie Good Attitude!
Fera Felia Great job on the 2.2 loss!
Sara I have another graduation party this Saturday too. :( I think I will wear a muzzle. I just finished my walk for the day. I could do another if it was so damp outside. :dizzy: That's awesome you have someone to walk with, I think my walks would go faster if I had someone along to push me.
and Lotsakids hope you feel better soon. but I like your attitude.

I hit the 5lbs. loss today! I look at it like a bag of sugar! Ain't carrying that around anymore. :carrot:

06-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Mandy :congrat: on the 2.2lbs down ... way to go :high:

Thanks Sarah, and I did a lot better when I had walking partners also ... the accountability and the companionship is a great motivator :)

Nice weigh in Donna, hope you feel better soon :hug:

Thanks Mary :) :congrat: to you on 5lbs GONE :high:

I'm up to 162.2, still eating my carbs. It amazes me how fast the scale numbers go up with carbs, smh.

06-12-2014, 11:15 PM
Donna--glad the scale was down, but sorry you are still sick. Get well soon!
Mary--nice job on the 5 lbs! It is amazing to think of it in terms of something like a bag of sugar. And your muzzle idea for grad parties made me smile. It would be funny to show up with a pretty summer outfit on and a matching muzzle. I try a piece of gum...it sometimes works. At least I have to actively spit it out before I eat.
Rennie--I hope you shake the carb thing soon. Sounds like you're confident you will, which is great.

I had my run/walk and my second walk, both with friends. The run/walk was cut short because I wore my old sneakers and they were really hurting my feet. So no matter how muddy or wet it is outside, I will wear my new shoes. I have a walk scheduled with another friend bright and early tomorrow morning before work. When I exercise regularly, I eat better, so I'm glad that at least for now, I have some friends to help me get up and out walking.

06-13-2014, 10:46 AM
Good Morning! First goal of the month met, down to 244

Juicing today, colon hydrotherapy tomorrow (deal on Groupon) -- I'll keep you posted on that :-)

06-13-2014, 12:38 PM
Sarah - I will definitely share my methods soon ;)

I'm just checking in shortly before I start loading this moving truck and getting on the road. This is my last post from Michigan! :D I'll check back in once I'm settled in Virginia! Have a great weekend all! ;)

06-15-2014, 12:14 AM
Thanks Sarah and me too :crossed: I tend to eat better when I have put in the effort to walk also :)

Tonya good job on the goal met :high: and please keep us posted :)

Olivia, wishing you safe travels, see you when you get to VA (on the boards of course) :)

I am calling it (flag down) "today is my LAST splurge day." I went to our family cookout and I ate and I ate. I didn't over stuff myself because I kept chugging the water. Every time I ate something I got another bottle of water. I got a lot of compliments and I wore shorts for the first time in forever. My daughter said, "I didn't know you had short shorts!" Mind you these shorts came mid thigh/end of my finger tip but she considered them short. :dizzy: I told her I have another pair daddy picked out that are a little shorter ;). I was surprised that he liked them but he did so I have them. My belly needs to go back down again before I can wear them and look decent ;). A lot of bloating damage has been down since Thursday (just sad) how quickly that happens. Weigh in today 163.8

06-15-2014, 08:18 AM
Rennie--Good for you for knowing it's time to have reached the end of a splurge. Enjoy lots of good veggies today. I love the "short shorts" story, as if you were wearing shorts with a 2 inch inseam! Cute daughter.

We're going to a fathers' day brunch and we have a grad party this afternoon. The grad party is mostly desserts, so I am stating clearly that I will eat nothing there unless they have a fruit or veggie tray and then that's all I'll eat. I don't need desserts or chips, so I won't have them. I will report back on my success.

06-15-2014, 11:48 AM
Survived 2 parties yesterday -- one of which had FIVE cakes! I stuffed myself with any protein or protein-like food I could find! I tasted the dips without the chips! Had plenty of water! No alcohol and NO cake! phew!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

06-15-2014, 09:14 PM
Sarah, LOL she's funny :) Sending you :dust: for the grad party though it doesn't sound like you'll need it :) I should have done a veggies day. Maybe tomorrow. I didn't eat anything off plan today but it's only 8:10 so I am keeping my :crossed: that I can hold out till tomorrow :) and be good again :)

:woohoo: Tonya way to go ... speaking your JUST FOR TODAY yesterday was OP :high: Hope you're having a great day today also :)

After many many high calories, junk food days I made today a lower calorie day and so far so good :crossed: I even hit the treadmill for 40 minutes. I am feeling hopeful and I hope this is the start of a new friendship again :D My weigh in the morning 165.6

06-16-2014, 12:17 PM
Heyyyyy, I'm back after a serious weekend of insanity. The wedding was fantastic. My sister in law made a stunning bride. However four straight days of catered Indian food equals a lot of sodium. Ran around like a madwoman to make sure things were happening as they should, so I didn't always eat, and then when I did I probably ate too much because I was then too hungry. Oh well.

Didn't step on the scale this morning. I kind of don't want to see. I've got a massive water bottle (1.5L) that I picked up with my coffee this morning, so I'm chugging away. Will see what the scale says tomorrow and go from there.

06-16-2014, 01:14 PM
Kukkie :crossed: that it is better than you think it will be :hug:

my eating yesterday paid off so happy with me day one down and many to go :) I am down 2.4 to 163.2 today, let's hope I can keep it moving :crossed:

06-17-2014, 08:29 AM
LGW Great job handling the parties! Be proud of yourself. It's not easy to sit with that many calories calling to you and not give in. :)
Kukkie Man, that wedding food sounds great. I hope when you brave the scale it's kind to you.
Rennie Nice job on the good eating and scale pay off. I know you'll keep it going.

The weekend was okay. I did well at the grad party until the end. I stayed to help with clean up and I ended up cleaning up a cookie or two. But all in all, not terrible. Yesterday, for some reason, I had a bit of a cereal binge mid day. I wasn't hungry, just probably stressed. I need to find better options.

Today is my weigh in day. I'm down a pound. I was hoping for more since it's still early in my weight loss, but oh well. I'll take the pound.

Going to walk/run on the treadmill in a few minutes. I find when I plan exercise later in the day, it is much less likely to actually happen. I will do it now.

06-17-2014, 09:46 AM
So I finally weighed in. Not happy, but not surprised. Up 4 lbs to 195.4. I know a lot of it is sodium bloat, so I'm happily chugging water down. And I need to go grocery shopping tonight and stock up on some clean eats. My goal for this month was to get out of the 90s, and I have just under two weeks left to manage that.

06-17-2014, 10:02 AM
Thanks Sarah :) Good job on the pound :high: I have cereal binges (frosted flakes). I picked them up yesterday and decided nope the kids are out of school I need not kill that box so instead I ate my fiber plus cereal. Didn't eat as much but it sure helped ;) I need to hit the treadmill today, hope I can at some point :) enjoy.

Kukkie you can do it ... I'm rooting for you :)

I thought I had messed up because I decided to share some home fried potatoes with my son last evening. Well I had forget about my fiber cereal moment and I had a good bathroom visit. So today I am down 2lbs to 161.2. Hoping I can not binge on the cereal or eat high carb today and get back into the 150's tomorrow :crossed:

06-17-2014, 05:13 PM
:wave: Hi everyone! :)

I've officially been back long enough to get a sig and be able to post pictures. YAY! :)

Kukkie - So glad you had lots of fun at the wedding! Fun time with loved ones is always worth the gain. I'm sure you'll drop that water weight in no time. :)

Rennie - Good job getting back to it!

Sarah - Cereal is a weakness of mine. I can eat so much of it in one sitting it's ridiculous!

My weigh in today was 311.8... which brings me to 18.8 lost total since May 11, and 6.4 so far for June. My rings can actually move on my fingers again! YAY! :)

Hope you all are having a fabulous day!

P.S. I'll probably start weighing daily again, after we move and get settled.

06-17-2014, 07:08 PM
Thanks Mandy :woohoo: You are doing your thing Lady :high: I am happy for you. :)

I made it to the gym. My intentions were to burn 535 calories but I only burned 353. I couldn't find my sneakers ... why?? because I left them in the gym on Sunday after my shower :dizzy: then I had to leave by 4:35 to pick up my boys, but at least I did something :) My throat is starting to hurt. I took some generic Day-Quil I sure hope it helps.

06-18-2014, 07:39 AM
Doing my exercise in the morning yesterday worked. I got it done early and then didn't have to listen to myself whine through excuses of why I was too tired in the evening! I will do that again today.

My eating isn't great, but isn't horrible. That's not a great recipe for weight loss. Time to focus better on what I eat. Those little things are adding up. It's the handful of crackers or even fruit that adds up quickly when I'm not paying attention. Today will be about focusing on each bite and deciding if I really want it or if I'm just grabbing it.

06-18-2014, 10:15 AM
Sarah, that's my issue ... how quickly things add up. I log it on MFP and know what I have planned and how much and then blow it,smh. You'll get there, I did, I do (from time to time) and we can :hug: Good job on the exercising in the morning :)

Down .8 to 160.4. Hoping to keep this moving. My throat is killing me this morning. I got some Ricola lemon throat drops and I'm drinking tea.

06-19-2014, 07:37 AM
Rennie--I hope you start feeling better soon. Summer colds seem unfair somehow. :) What is MFP?

Again, exercise was good food was okay. I probably should log it in something or at least write it all down for a couple days. That might keep me from those quick nibbles that add up.

Going for a walk in a few minutes...

06-19-2014, 11:23 AM
Well, after a whirlwind weekend of 3 parties and traveling to another state to help my daughter find and apartment...I gained one pound. :( I kindof knew it. but since being home I have been faithful to my exercising every morning and eating well. Haven't hopped on the scale since Mon, but will tomorrow. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Hope everyone is well. Keep up the good work ladies!

06-19-2014, 03:44 PM
Thanks Sarah :) I was telling my husband, I'm not sure it's a cold since I don't have the sniffles, congestion or a cough. I don't know what hit me all of a sudden :?: I'm a little better today though :) MFP = myfitnesspal.com I love the site. There is also fitday, fatsecret, loseit and I know there are others to log your food. Keeps me in check sometimes unless I decide I don't want what I have logged :dizzy: that's when I typically mess up because I eat what isn't planned :) I wanted to go to the gym but today is my husbands only day off and I figure if I have a shake for dinner like I had for lunch I should pretty much be ok. It I only go down .2 like today I'll be happy since it's not an up on the scale :)

Mary I think you did wonderfully with the pound. I would have gained 3-5. Keep up the great work and working out in the morning is pretty great :high: ... :crossed: for a great weigh in tomorrow :)

I was down .2 to 160.2 this morning. I think it would have been better but I have discovered that hot sauce and vinegar help my throat. So I got some chips pretty late last evening and doused them with hot sauce and vinegar. Taste really good and felt good going down. Sodium stopped me from seeing my 150's but better luck tomorrow because I have been OP all day.

06-19-2014, 11:24 PM
We loss power after a freak storm and decided to go to my daughters to cook. The power came back on as I was getting things together but her Daddy said, let's go anyway :) We made our baby's evening ... she got to spend time with her family and had dinner to boot, that she didn't have to cook nor clean up afterwards ;) and I got to go to the mini gym for my 2.19 mile treadmill walk. I really really want to see the 150's tomorrow, pleaseeeeeee :)

06-20-2014, 10:00 AM
Weighed in at 193.3 this morning, although I'm inclined to believe that it's off because my scale has been flashing low battery for a few days. Will change the batteries and weigh in tomorrow for a "true" reading.

Peanut has been sick lately, so I've been exhausted taking care of him. Crazy virus going around at his daycare - half the kids were out sick this week. He's back there today and I'm in the office. Oddly enough, it feels like a retreat of sorts. I've been pulling double duty working from home at all hours of the day and night and taking care of him. So glad it's the weekend, but I have a lot of work to catch up on. Plus we have a three different events this weekend. Hubby said we'll likely not go to all of them because we're just insanely tired and don't want to kill another weekend attending functions. We'll see how it goes.

06-20-2014, 10:01 AM
Mary--One pound after all that seems like you did really well. I could gain 5 lbs in that time with that schedule. I hope the scale moves back down next you decide to hop on.
Rennie--so close to the 150s...keeping my fingers crossed for you. Sounds like a nice evening at your daughter's. I also hope you continue to feel better.
I've never heard of myfitnesspal...I've heard of some of the others. I will check it out. I'm trying to do this without letting it take over my entire headspace, but we'll see. If just eating well doesn't work, I'll move to journaling it. Ya know, I think there are people who don't think about food/weight loss all the time. I can't imagine going a day without it as a constant background in my head. Whether it's that I'm happy because I'm doing well or mad at myself for not doing well, or counting calories in my brain or whatever, it's always there. It would be nice to have one week (or one day even) without thinking about all this stuff all the time. Sorry...don't know where that rant came from!

Today I already worked out. I have a lunch appointment and will try to pick a salad if there is one at this place (sort of bar food, but they must have something decent). Dinner will be filled with veggies. I just got my first CSA load this week and look forward to using some of the goodies.

06-20-2014, 04:06 PM
I am on vacation visiting friends in MO. I have already ate steak two days in a row! But nice thing is they have a pool in the back yard, so no excuses for not exercising!!! I am trying to track my food but it's easy not to do when there chips and all kinds of food I don't keep in my house. I have managed to maintain my 25 lb weight loss over the past 3 weeks but no new loss. So my goal for vacation continue to maintain and take advantage of the pool!

06-20-2014, 06:42 PM
Kukkie hope Peanut is in full recovery :hug: ... get some rest my friend and I hope that the scale number is correct despite the low battery indicator :crossed:

Thanks Sarah :) not a rant at all. We did have a pretty good time at my daughters. Thanks ... (this journey) fills my head space also :dizzy: the sad thing is that if it didn't I would be out of control. I need to log it and see it. Sometimes I see it and even though it's not justifiable I eat it anyway (smack on the hand).

PumpkinField, you're doing great ... and maintaining is a wonderful idea. :high: Steak :drool:

down .4 to 159.8 this morning ... hoping to keep this going through the weekend ... sending myself some :dust: since it's still erly in the evening ;)

06-21-2014, 10:12 PM
Down 5.8 so far this month...hanging in there...still walking at least 30 minutes a day :-) No fast food since at least Apr 10th (I do have ribs every weekend...but with very little to no BBQ sauce)

hope everyone is ready to end the month with a win!

06-21-2014, 10:32 PM
:congrat: on 5.8lbs GONE :high: ribs :drool:

today's weigh in same as yesterday 159.8 sending more :dust: my way ;)

ETA: I am at 2210 calories and 272 carbs ... no chance of a good weigh in tomorrow ... but my son wants to go the gym after church so I will make up for it and hopefully have a decent weigh in on Monday :)

06-23-2014, 09:58 AM
Apparently I have no concept of time. I came on here thinking it was the 30th today and I didn't make my goal for the month, only to realize, hey I still have a week left!!!

So didn't get around to replacing the batteries in the scale because they're special batteries that I need to go out and buy, not AA like I thought (that was my old scale). That said, I weighed in this morning at 192.8. Still not sure if it's a true reading, but I'll take it for the moment.

I've got everything I need at home for a successful healthy eating week. I am going to rock this last week of the month. I don't know if I can lose approx 3lbs in a week, but I'm sure gonna try!

06-23-2014, 05:42 PM
Hi ladies!!! Long time no talk; but I skimmed thru the last 2 pages and so proud of everyone!! I have been traveling overseas and vacationing the last 2 weeks. Only gained 3 pounds total and am back on track as of today! I will be a regular here again now that my routine is "back to normal". Can't wait to catch up with everyone and their personals!! :)

06-23-2014, 10:55 PM
My husband and I were out of town for a couple of days. It was his birthday weekend and I definitely helped celebrate too much. I still exercised pretty well, but I had way too many calories. I'm hoping the beginning of the week will make up for the weekend and at least I won't gain. We'll see in the morning.

Morning update: gained a pound this week. I deserved it, but I'm not happy with myself.

06-24-2014, 09:45 AM
Down 0.5 today to 192.3. Yay me!

06-24-2014, 01:54 PM
Just got done reading what I'd missed. I'm having lots of computer issues so it's hit and miss getting on here! I am at 181.2 today - hopefully it will stick! I have been walking either outside or on the treadmill 5 miles a day 5-6 days a week.

We are getting ready to be out of town for over a week - the hotel has a fitness area (we'll see how good it is) so I'm hoping to get over there daily - we'll see. I am coaching a bible quiz team and they come first that week- it is the National competition. I am also bringing a crockpot, blender, and food so that I am not eating out every meal.

06-24-2014, 03:34 PM
Well I've fallen out the wagon for sure. The scale went down only to go back up. I wish I could say I'm going to rock this last week of June but at this rate I highly doubt it. My throat has been bothering me off and on. No fever and only a little phlegm, no cough, no sneezing, no runny nose. I am hoping to at least get back to 160 by June 30th because that is what I weighed on June 1st. Today's weigh in 164.8 and TOM is here.

06-24-2014, 10:10 PM
Kukkie nice job on that half pound. You're doing great!

Donna I hope your computer hits more than misses...that's frustrating. Wow, great exercise. I hope you can keep it up on the trip. Good luck!

Rennie I'm so sorry your throat is still bothering you on and off. Maybe allergies? I hope it and TOM both go away soon so you can rock the end of the month. Scatter some more of your will power dust your way and hang in there. We get to start each day anew...I hope tomorrow feels better for you.

Again I had a good exercise day and a mediocre food day. Ugh.

06-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Down another 0.4 to 191.9 this morning. Yay me. Although I've been having some cramping and TOM should arrive any moment. We'll see how the end of the month goes.

06-25-2014, 10:48 AM
5 more days!!! I encourage everyone to review their personal goals from the beginning of the month and work hard to make it happen!!!! Make that extra step to bring it home!!!!

06-25-2014, 12:38 PM
Thanks Sarah :hug: I wonder if I am all of a sudden allergic to something, idk :shrug: and exercise and mediocre eating is still great in my book ... you are getting it done :high:

Kukkie you're on a roll :high:

Tonya thanks for the encouragement, back at cha :high:

I had a great meal with the kids last night, hadn't had a meal like that in a while. Today's weigh in 166.2, TOM is here with a vengeance, hoping it will be gone by Friday.

06-25-2014, 02:32 PM
love2b- once TOM leaves he'll take his extra pounds with it!

One more weigh in and then I'll be away from the scale (I could pack it I spose) and tomorrow is my birthday.... to weigh or not to weigh hmmmmm.

Today though 179.0! I might take that as my early birthday present :)

06-25-2014, 02:39 PM
Thanks Donna I sure hope so :) Look at you go :carrot: Happy early Birthday and what a great present. Your efforts have definitely paid off, new decade, close to 100lb loss. I am so very very happy for you :hug:

06-26-2014, 12:33 AM
My weight loss trend this month!

I'm not where I want to be --- but I am definitely not where I used to be!

06-26-2014, 09:34 AM
A bit of a bounce back this morning. Up 0.4 to 192.3. It's okay. TOM is late but I can feel it around the corner. Uber cramping. Sigh.

LGW - I like that you plot your weight to give you a trend. The visual is so handy! I'm going to start doing that for myself! Especially since I'm on a computer all day at work anyway :)

Rennie - I second the "are you sure it's not allergies?" I get like that with my seasonal allergies, feels like I'm sick but it's really just allergies. Try taking an antihistamine, see if any of your symptoms go away? Feel better lady :hug:

06-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Tonya way to go :high: and look at your face ... you can see a difference. :) Keep up the great work :high:

Thanks Kukkie :hug: I'll give it a shot for sure :) Sorry about the cramps :hug:

TOM should be gone tomorrow, thank goodness. I ate what I input for a change on MFP yesterday and it paid off. I am down 3.2lbs of bloat. I didn't get all of my water in though thanks to my throat. I've done better today though and sipping some green tea also. Still hoping that I can make 160 by 6/30. I can't toot my horn because if I do I'll blow it ;)

06-27-2014, 09:29 AM
Down again for me to 191.7. Doubtful that I'll see the 80s in June, but I'm determined to make it happen in July!

06-27-2014, 11:21 AM

Great job Kukkie and you never know the 180's may just surprise you by Monday. :crossed: for you :) And I took a Zyrtec yesterday. I don't remember feeling lousy so I believe it helped. I took another one this morning. Thanks

I made http://juliasalbum.com/2013/04/asian-salmon-and-noodles-recipe/ for dinner last night. I used chicken instead and it was a hit. I was told by the person that shared the recipe that I could substitute the pasta for zoodles for a low carb recipe so I will try that next time. I used a little bit more Sriracha sauce than most of the family would like but they all finished it. I even ate a little pasta. So good :) While looking at the site I found a chocolate chip cookie recipe that was simple to make and I had all of the ingredients for that. Those too were very good. So with all of my deliciousness last evening I am up 1.4 to 164.4.

06-28-2014, 11:18 AM
Rennie Glad your feeling a bit better. I hope that continues and all it takes is a Zyrtec. Hopefully whatever you are allergic to goes away soon! And good job getting the scale moving in the right direction again.
KukkieBeing that close to the 180s is pretty darn good. It will make the first week of July rewarding if you don't get there in June. But as Rennie said, you might be surprised.
LGW I love this: "I'm not where I want to be --- but I am definitely not where I used to be!" What a great thing to remember when we're not where we want to be. Thanks!

I'm still doing well with exercise and not as well with food. But I will focus on the "not where I used to be" part and be glad that in my first month I'm at least consistently exercising.

06-28-2014, 12:07 PM
Thanks Sarah :), consistently exercising is a plus in my book. When I first started on this journey in 2010 I use to eat at lease one to two frozen meals a day, not thinking about the sodium. I was clueless since I was just starting and I was journaling my food by pen and paper so I only wrote down the calories but I was walking 5-6 days a week and it definitely made a difference. I know I'd be closer to goal now if I could just get more movement in. Have you been on 20 days yet? Are you able to add your ticker?

My kids begged me to make those cookies again yesterday and I said NO continuously. There was no way in this world that I was going to make them and not eat them so I stuck to my guns. I will make them a nice batch after July 1st. I am back down 1.2 this morning to 163.2 so I have 3.2lbs to get rid of before Monday .... Ladies it may seem petty to some but if I don't lose any weight in the month I REALLY DON'T CARE but I do care if I gain in the month, drives me nuts and gives me a bad attitude for a few days. So I need to do this, hoping I can. I started having some major bloating and cramping in my upper abdomen yesterday that got progressively worse by late evening. Felt like contractions because they would come and go. Stomach still a little crampy this morning and TOM is gone so I'm thinking gas. I ate some bran cereal yesterday and two Activia. I wonder if that was the culprit but it should be gone today, or maybe not since I haven't had a bathroom visit yet, stupid bowels, nothing works for them, smh.

06-29-2014, 03:23 PM
Happy Sunday to ALL :wave:

I'm doing better, feeling better, had my bathroom visit finally :) ... weight this morning 161.4 so I need to move that 1.4 away for tomorrows weigh in :crossed:

Hope you all are doing well :hug:

Olivia, thinking about you ... check-in when you get a moment :hug:

06-29-2014, 05:13 PM
see you there


06-29-2014, 07:01 PM
Rennie I have been on for 20 days so I suppose I could do the ticker. Next time I have time I'll look into it. Where do I find it? I'm glad you're feeling better. Good luck with that last 1.4 lbs, but don't sweat it if you don't make it. If you make it by July 1 or 2 that's really not much of a difference. Don't let the page of a calendar ruin your day!

For me, food was better today so far and dinner is planned and mostly vegetables, so that'll be a good end to the day.

06-30-2014, 12:21 AM
Thanks Sarah :), I know because I have messed up so much this month it will be mind blowing for me to not at least break even. I technically would have only loss 1.8lbs this month because my low was 158.2. But it was still a number I had not seen before. I'm hoping to not allow it to ruin my day. My son and I have decided that we will do all that we can to lose 10lbs this month. That may be pushing it but I'll give it a shot if he sticks to plan so can I. He needs to do it for football, not really lose just toning would be great, but for his overall health, I want him to come down some. So I will do it with my son :)

for the ticker ~ http://www.3fatchicks.net/index11.php

New July thread ...


06-30-2014, 09:36 AM
Ending the month at 192.4, which is down 1 lb from the first. Not as great as I would have liked, but truly happy by it considering our social calendar was insane this past month. July is a quieter one, only one wedding this Saturday and mom's birthday, but that's it for major things. I'm also on the tail end of TOM at the moment, so all things considered, not too shabby.

Tomorrow is Canada Day for us. Most people took today off as a vacation day to make it an extra long weekend, but I chose to come to work. It'll be a nice quiet, no meeting day that I can use to catch up. Hope you all have a happy Monday.

06-30-2014, 10:30 AM

May end weight: 250.6 (-6.8)
GW: 240 - 244 (4-8 lbs)

1: 248.4
2: 250.0
3: 248.8
4: 247.0 :)
5: 248.8
6: 247.4
7: 247.0
8: 246.5 :)
9: 246.6
10: 246.6
11: 247.4
12: 246.6
13: 244.6 :lol:
14: 245.8
15: 245.0
16: 245.0
17: 245.0
18: 245.4
19: 244.4 :)
20: 243.8 :)
21: 242.6 :)
22: 242.6
23: 243.6
24: 245.0
25: 242.8
26: 241.8 :)
27: 240.8 :lol:
28: 240.8
29: 240.6 :lol:
30: 241

06-30-2014, 01:08 PM
Sarah, no worries ... I'm in a great head space with my weigh in :D

Kukkie good month for you :high: I hoping next month will be better also. Enjoy your quiet day today :)

Tonya, good month for you 7.4lbs way to go :high:

In looking at my stats I weigh the same thing today that I weighed on May 31st, 160.6. May I was up .8 for the month, June I am up .6. I need to keep a clear head so that I can get passed this 158-160 zone.

ETA: I looked back over my stats again and I have only loss 2.6lbs since April 1st. So not good, WOW!

Looking forward to a better month in July :)

akelly, Donna, Mandy, Mary, Olivia, Pumpkin and anyone that I may have missed, see you on the July thread :wave: