100 lb. Club - Let's Sparkle and Shine - July 2014 Daily Check-In & Accountability Thread




love2b150
06-29-2014, 04:11 PM
WELCOME to our Sparkle and Shine July 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 ....


love2b150
06-29-2014, 04:18 PM
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
Starting July 1 @ 159.4, Ending July 31 @ ???.?

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

01 ~ 159.4 (-1.2) fbs 115//calories 987//carbs 91//protein 59//pedometer 5749 steps, burn 139, miles 1.81
02 ~ 159.0 (-0.4) fbs 117//calories 821//carbs 93//protein 58//pedometer 3292 steps, burn 84, miles 1.03
03 ~ 158.2 (-0.8) fbs 115//calories 1501//carbs 166//protein 61//pedo 9807 steps, burn 229, miles 3.09//Nike+ 3.82 miles Duke Wall burn 468
04 ~ 157.2 (-1.0) fbs 121//calories 2335//carbs 259//protein 98//pedo 9855 steps, burn 258, miles 3.11//Nike+ 3.60 miles Duke Wall burn 441
05 ~ 158.2 (+1.0) fbs 122//calories 790//carbs 105//protein 21//pedo 5379 steps, burn 128, miles 1.69//Nike+ 1.77 miles Duke Wall burn 216
06 ~ 157.6 (-0.6) fbs 116//calories 1157//carbs 118//protein 51//pedo 1729, burn 49, miles .54
07 ~ 158.0 (+0.4) fbs 115//calories 1947//carbs 222//protein 52//pedo 2568, burn 58, miles .81
08 ~ 161.2 (+3.2) fbs ???//calories 2267//carbs 195//protein 83//pedo 7965, burn 183, miles 2.51//Nike+ 3.15 miles Duke Wall burn 386
09 ~ 160.2 (-1.0) fbs 135//calories 1438//carbs 195//protein 25//pedo 11166, burn 270, miles 3.52//Nike+ 4.20 miles burn 515
10 ~ 158.8 (-1.4) fbs 120//calories 1996//carbs 300//protein 49//pedo 9792, burn 244, miles 3.09//Nike+ 4.15 miles burn 515
11 ~ 159.0 (+0.2) fbs 119//calories and carbs crazy//pedo 3510, burn 80, miles 1.10
12 ~ 161.0 (+2.0) fbs 141//calories 552//carbs 28//protein 43//pedo 708, burn 6, mile .22
13 ~ 160.6 (-0.4) fbs 121//calories 1329//carbs 122//protein 46//pedo 12066, burn 333, miles 4.12//Nike+ 6.13 miles burn 752
14 ~ 160.0 (-0.6) fbs 144//
15 ~ 161.4 (+1.4) fbs 132
16 ~ 160.8 (-0.6) fbs 139
17 ~ 160.0 (-0.8) fbs 129
18 ~ 161.4 (+1.4) TOM - fbs 148
19 ~ 163.0 (+1.6) TOM - fbs 129
20 ~ 165.0 (+2.0) TOM - fbs 148
21 ~ 166.0 (+1.0) LTOM - fbs 136//calories 757//carbs 78//protein 61//pedo 4917, burn 117, mile 1.55
22 ~ 163.0 (-3.0) fbs 129//calories 945//carbs 54//protein 76//pedo ????, burn ???, mile ?.??
23 ~ 162.2 (-0.8) fbs 95//calories 750//carbs 49//protein 74//pedo 7968, burn 207, mile 2.51
24 ~ 158.8 (-3.4) fbs 98//calories 852//carbs 63//protein 80//pedo 5295, burn 157, miles 1.67
25 ~ 157.2 (-1.6) fbs 108//calories 1237//carbs 87//protein 88//pedo 5040, burn 133, miles 1.59
26 ~ 157.0 (-0.2) fbs 100//calories 1178//carbs 88//protein 52//pedo 2728, burn 78, miles .86
27 ~ 157.8 (+0.8) fbs 112//calories 981//carbs 99//protein 48//pedo 3415, burn 78, miles 1.07
28 ~ 157.4 (-0.4) fbs 115//calories 1417//carbs 155//protein 84//pedo 4547, burn 115, miles 1.43
29 ~ 157.6 (+0.2) fbs 106//calories 1298//carbs 94//protein 84//pedo 5134, burn 151, miles 1.62
30 ~ 159.0 (+1.4) fbs 129//calories 835//carbs 77//protein 64//pedo 2716, burn 68, miles .85
31 ~ 159.0 (N/C) fbs 98//calories 1259//carbs 122//protein 82//pedo 3440, burn 85, miles 1.08

Kukkie84
06-30-2014, 08:30 AM
01 ~ 194.1
02 ~ 192.3 (-1.8)
03 ~ 192.8 (+0.5)
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09 ~ 195.3
10 ~ 193.8 (-1.5)
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LGW
06-30-2014, 09:32 AM
June START WEIGHT: 248.4
June END WEIGHT: 241
Total June loss: (-)7.4

JULY START WEIGHT 240.4
Mini Goal: 232.4 - 236.4 (4-8lbs)
01 ~ 240.4 :lol:
02 ~ 241.0
03 ~ 241.7
04 ~ 241.6
05 ~ 243.8 (post 7/4)
06 ~ 241.4
07 ~ 241.4
08 ~ 242.2 (unsure, new scale, old scale lower)
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12 ~ No WI
13 ~ No WI
14 ~ No WI
15 ~ 242.3
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18 ~ 241.2
19 ~ 239.9 :lol:
20 ~ 239.9
21 ~ 239.9
22 ~ 237.9 :lol:
23 ~ 236.7 :lol:
24 ~ 239 (?)
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26 ~ 236.3 :lol:
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29 ~ 232.5 :lol:

30 ~ 234.5
31 ~ 234.9

Sarah2468
07-01-2014, 07:19 AM
Stars are for planned exercise days. I will add them each week for the upcoming week. It helps me meet my exercise goal when I map it out ahead of time. I weigh in once a week on bolded days.

01 ~* 224 1 hour lawn mowing
02 ~ 1 mile walk
03 ~* 2 mile walk
04 ~*40 minute walk, 20 minute swim
05 ~* no exercise...I'll make it up tomorrow
06 ~ hour long walk
07 ~* 45 minute walk
08 ~223 no exercise
09 ~* 3 mile walk
10 ~ day off
11 ~* 30 minutes lawn mowing, 20 mins other yard work
12 ~* 1 hr walk
13 ~* walk
14 ~* 45 minute walk
15 ~*220 Run/walk
16 ~* mowed the lawn, 75 minutes
17 ~ nothing
18 ~ * 25 minutes run/walk treadmill
19 ~ 1 hour walk
20 ~* didn't do anything
21 ~* 30 minute walk
22 ~ 220 no exercise
23 ~ no exercise
24 ~ mow the lawn, 45 mins
25 ~ no exercise
26 ~ 30 minute walk
27 ~ 45 min walk
28 ~ 45 minute walk
29 ~ 219
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lili8184
07-01-2014, 08:10 AM
New Month, New Me- Let's DO this! :lifter:
Previous Months Losses:
June 1: 313.8 June 30: 301.6 Total: 12.2 lbs

1. 301.0 (-.6)
2. 301.0
3. 300.4
4. NWI
5. 301.2
6. 298.8
7. 297.6
8. 297.6
9. NWI- TOM
10. NWI- TOM
11. NWI- TOM
12. NWI- TOM
13. NWI- TOM
14. 297.2
15. 296.0 FINALLY back on track after TOM, ugh!
16. 296.0
17. 295.2
18. 293.8
19. 292.6
20. NWI
21. 296.0
22. 295.4
23. 295.6
24. 293.2 (FINALLY!)
25. 293.8
26. NWI
27. NWI
28. 293.6
29. 293.2
30. 292.6
31. 290.8 (whoosh! )

jollyjude
07-01-2014, 11:48 AM
Hope it's Ok if I join in?
Weight June 30 - 182.8 July 31 - 173.8 Loss of 9 lbs.

JULY
01 ~ 183.2 (+0.4) Not what I was hoping for!!
02 ~ 181.4 (-1.8)
03 ~ 180.8 (-0.6)
04 ~ )
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07 ~ ) AWAY ON VACATION
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11 ~ 181.2 (+.04) Not so bad, I was aiming to maintain
12 ~ Forgot to weigh - time to get back to good habits!
13 ~ 180.6 (-0.6)
14 ~ 179.6 (-1.0)
15 ~ 178.0 (-1.6)
16 ~ 176.6 (-1.4)
17 ~ NWI
18 ~ 176.4 (-0.2) Hey, I'll take it!!
19 ~ NWI
20 ~ NWI
21 ~ NWI
22 ~ NWI
23 ~ 175.8 (-0.6)
24 ~ 174.8 (-1.0)
25 ~ 174.6 (-0.2)
26 ~ 174.0 (-0.6)
27 ~ 174.0
28 ~ 174.2
29 ~ 174.0
30 ~ 173.8
31 ~ 173.8

love2b150
07-01-2014, 12:51 PM
Happy 1st of July Everyone

Kukkie, LGW, Sarah :wave:

lili, :welcome: to the thread :) :congrat: on your 12.2lb loss, WAY TO GO :high: ... Yes, NEW MONTH, NEW US :)

Jude :welcome: to the thread :) everyone's welcome, glad you're here. And don't feel back I usually have a .2-.4 up on the first of the month. I'm not sure what happened yesterday wish I could repeat it every day ;)

akelly, Donna, Mandy, Mary, Olivia, Pumpkin and anyone that I may have missed, Hope to see you here soon :)


My son has challenged me to lose 10lbs this month. I don't think it's possible but I am going to definitely give it a shot minus my cheat foods that I already said I was going to have at some point after my weigh in this morning :) So it is on :)

Sarah2468
07-01-2014, 03:42 PM
Welcome Lili and Jude!

Rennie--That's quite a challenge, but even if you only almost make it you're still a winner!

My husband and I have a lot of 4th of July weekend stuff going on. Food will be a challenge. Hopefully I will eat relatively well and exercise enough to not do much damage. I wish it weren't a holiday weekend!

love2b150
07-01-2014, 05:08 PM
Thanks Sarah :) you're too kind :hug:. We have changed it to a 15lb challenge by Sept 1st. I wanted to take the kids to a park with carnival rides and such for the 4th but they are forecasting a possible bad storm so we may not be going any where.

love2b150
07-01-2014, 05:11 PM
Kukkie and Jude, HAPPY CANADA DAY!! :) enjoy your day :hug:

akelly728
07-01-2014, 11:10 PM
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love2b150
07-01-2014, 11:17 PM
akelly glad to see you check in :) hope all is well :hug:

akelly728
07-01-2014, 11:17 PM
Hi all!! SO glad July has rolled around! Love summer activities and my birthday is at the end of the month, so I always look forward to it :) Work has been crazy and non stop since I returned from vacay, but busy is good! Happy Canada Day to our northern friends!!!

Rennie, as usual thanks for starting the new thread and giving us all a place to check in with each other! Your son's challenge sounds exciting....I'm game to join that challenge! I will work to meet that challenge of 15 pounds lost but I'm going to target Aug 15th because I have quite a bit more to lose than you ;) I'm back on plan and working out but need something to work towards, so this will for sure keep me accountable to you as well as push you and push myself!

Welcome Lili and Jude!!! So glad to have new friends here.

LGW, awesome loss last month! Congrats to you!!

love2b150
07-01-2014, 11:25 PM
Thanks akelly :) I'm glad to have someone else do it with me since he's 16 he can easily say I'm done and be done. And I don't want to quit because he did and it's no fun alone :)

akelly728
07-01-2014, 11:30 PM
Thanks akelly :) I'm glad to have someone else do it with me since he's 16 he can easily say I'm done and be done. And I don't want to quit because he did and it's no fun alone :)

Well, let's do it! You can do it, and so can I :) We both are very familiar with the roller coaster ride...let's do like we did back in January! We killed it that month!

love2b150
07-02-2014, 12:21 AM
LOL if we pull off another January oh my goodness, I won't know what to do with myself :) ok let's do it :high:

FeraFilia
07-02-2014, 12:43 AM
Hi y'all! :wave:

My July started out with a weigh in of 307.4.

I'm thinking I'll be OUT of the 300s by the end of the month. :D

Good luck to everyone this month, and I'll be sure to pop in and check on everyone's progress (and update with my own.)

Kukkie84
07-02-2014, 08:20 AM
Good morning all. Back at work after a strange mid-week holiday. Weighed in yesterday at 194.1, some extra water weight hanging on after TOM I think. And then hubby and I tried a new pizza place - we've been wanting to find more of a mom and pop type place rather than the franchises that are popping up everywhere. And pizza is my favourite thing to eat, so I need to find a way to balance it and not overeat while I'm trying to lose weight, because not eating it just wasn't working for me. That said it was incredible! Sooo good and worth every bite, but I totally made up for it with a low cal dinner last night. The result, back down to 192.3 this morning. Not bad for holiday eating.

This month we have minimal no weddings, hallelujah. We had one this weekend, but we're no longer going because we had a death in the extended family on Monday. My father in law's aunt passed away overseas, but the way our culture works, you don't go to any celebratory type events for a certain amount of time afterwards, kind of like a "mourning period". Anyway, I'm off track, point being that no wedding for us this weekend, no need to worry about heavy food again. I can keep my mind focused for this month. Which is good. I will make it into the 80s this month. Rennie and aKelly, I'm going to join your 10 lbs challenge this month. I need something to work towards. Let's do it!

Sarah2468
07-02-2014, 09:26 AM
Renne and akellyCount me in too, though I will definitely take the full 2 months with Rennie. Sept 1, 15 lbs. It means I will have to get a handle on the food part of this, not just the exercise. Committing now will help me remember over this holiday weekend to not over do it!

jollyjude
07-02-2014, 09:35 AM
Weight today 181.4 - I would love to be down 12 more pounds by the end of the month, as I have a wedding to go to the beginning of August. I have lost just over 60 lbs. since beginning of March, so I am thinking this is doable.

Holiday yesterday, but no overeating - haha I had to work!! Sometimes shift work comes in as a useful tool. Will be down in Portland for the 4th though, so hope I can stay on track.

love2b150
07-02-2014, 09:46 AM
Mandy good job, way to go :high:

Kukkie sorry for your loss :hug: Great come back from the pizza :high: You know what I have started to do since I too really love pizza. When the kids have it I will eat a slice, then I make my own crustless pizza on a plate (learned it from Rissa) my silly goose decided one day she wanted melted cheese on a plate with some pepperoni and voila, I did think "silly kid" at first then I tried a piece, not bad and mostly protein, of course I had to add my peppers and onion ;). Just a thought, but I have also ate a full slice out and then just the topping off of a nice size slice :D, Big glass of water and I am full :) Oh we have extended it so it's only 7.5 for the month ;) and then 7.5 for next month :) makes it seem a little better, I guess :D

akelly, Kukkie and Sarah LET'S DO THIS :high:

Sarah, I'm just the opposite I need to get back to the gym. I do so much better when I get more movement in. I really need to work on toning for sure :)

Jude, wow that's great ... you are a weight loss machine. :high: I think it's doable for you also :)

Our friend Olivia is like that also, she loses steady. I'll be glad when she comes back to check in. :)

Well I'm done .4 to 159 even. I want this to be slow and steady because the whooshes aren't lasting like they use to. So a few points off each day definitely work for me :)

Hope you all have a great day.

Sarah2468
07-03-2014, 07:58 AM
Rennie Are you worrying about the hurricane that's coming your way? Will it be any where near you? I didn't put it together when you said you might not be able to do an amusement park with your kids on the 4th because of weather.
JollyJude Wow, that's an amazing loss since March. Congrats!

Today begins the 4th festivities. We have a party to go to tonight where pizza will be served. I am committing to ONE piece now and salad if they have it (I hope!) and no dessert. I'll eat a late lunch and if I'm hungry when we get home, I'll have something nutritious from my refrigerator full of vegetables!

Kukkie84
07-03-2014, 08:54 AM
Morning everyone. I'm up 0.5 to 192.8. Didn't have nearly enough water yesterday. Planned to go to the gym but then I felt really dizzy, so hubby told me to lie down instead. Sigh. Need to get moving. It's been too long.

love2b150
07-03-2014, 09:49 AM
Sarah, the weather report had said we may have a bad storm Friday so yep that was my worry. I haven't checked the weather/news so I don't know what's happening weather wise. I think I may just take them some place close and allow them to have fun and then go to my daughters for fireworks. It will be a lot cheaper with 4 children :) Two don't like rides and two do so it would be a waste unless the two that do went with my daughter and her husband. I don't ride anything either. We all love go cart racing though :) I just ate two slices of pizza for breakfast, I sliced it so that I only have a thin crust. My son said good idea :) It was interesting to see just how much bread was left after I did that (the kids had pizza last night after church) way too late for me to be eating so I made it breakfast :) now I've gotta walk it off ;) Enjoy your day :)

Kukkie I only drank 28oz of water yesterday. That hasn't happened in forever. Sorry about the dizziness. I had a bad headache last night and my size started to hurt. Not sure if that had anything to do with water or not. But me and my competitive Big Boy are going to walk the Duke University wall so I should definitely burn some great calories and I will definitely get my water in :) Hope you do to.

Well I am down to 158.2 but I didn't eat a lot yesterday or drink enough water so that may be just a fluke.

Hope everyone has a great day.

jollyjude
07-03-2014, 05:43 PM
Down to .6 to 180.8 today.

I drink soooo much water, usually a minimum of 100 oz. a day. Fills me up, and makes me feel so much better.

Kukkie, If you are having hot weather, could too little water be causing your dizziness? Hope it is something simple like that.

love2b150
07-03-2014, 10:58 PM
Jude good job on the .6 down, new decade here you come :high:

Sarah2468
07-04-2014, 06:53 AM
Jude Congrats on the loss!
Kukkie I hope you're feeling better today.
RennieWhatever you choose to do with your family, I hope you have a great time.
I made it through the party last night with 2 small pieces of pizza and salad for dinner. I was happy with that choice. Then, before then evening was over someone brought out chips and salsa and I ate some of that and wished I hadn't. But all in all, not bad considering all the food I COULD have eaten. I completely skipped dessert. :)
Today we have an all day event...lunch and dinner. I think I'll be fine for the meals, it's the bowls of chips and pretzels that hang out on the table in between that get me!

Kukkie84
07-04-2014, 08:04 AM
Happy 4th of July to all our American friends!!!! Wishing you all an OP day as you celebrate with family and friends.

I'm up 0.6 to 193.4 today. I think it could just be water retention, because I FINALLY made it to the gym last night for the first time in over six months (maybe more?). Had a great workout, was tired before I went, contemplated not going especially since my little monkey threw up right before bedtime and then wouldn't go to sleep on his own, but once I got him settled I said to myself if you keep making excuses, you'll never move forward. So I went. Yay me! :carrot: Anyway, I have lunch and snacks with me at work. Need to continue to work on the water - somehow not able to drink nearly as much as I used to before the baby.

love2b150
07-04-2014, 09:09 AM
Happy 4th :)

Thanks Sarah :) Good job on your food selection yesterday :high: Enjoy your day :)

Yay Kukkie on making it to the gym :high: Hope Peanut is ok :hug: Food is in check today so you're good :) I remember when you and I had an issue with water before. You'll get there, just takes some time :) Have a great day :)

new low today 157.2 if I'm good all day. I should have a nice weigh in Monday for the challenge. My son is already tooting his own horn on beating me but what ever ;)

Sarah2468
07-05-2014, 09:04 AM
RennieA new low!!! Congratulations!!!! I hope today and Sunday go well and you have an all time new low to report on Monday! Great job.

Yesterday's food wasn't bad considering I was surrounded by chips and dessert all day. I had a few chips and one serving of dessert (that I wish I had skipped...it was only okay). Otherwise, good choices.

Last day of 4th festivities for me. I will, again, try to limit my high calorie choices. If I can get through this weekend without a gain, I'll be okay with that (though I'd rather a loss!).

love2b150
07-05-2014, 01:13 PM
Thanks Sarah :) I didn't do well hanging out with my oldest and her siblings yesterday (kids and snacking) :D gotta put a little of the blame on them also ;). I am making better choices today for sure. Though I've been wanting tacos or a burrito for the last two days but I can keep that healthy without the shell or wrap and just a little sour cream :) You did well yesterday, good for you, hope that you do the same today :crossed:

I am up a pound and I do think that it would have been more if I had gotten up earlier. I slept a full ten hours waking up only once at 2:30ish a.m.. All of the walking yesterday must have really did me in. I remember my husband kissing me good-bye this morning and that is it :) I'm not changing my ticker because Monday I plan to be back at that weight or lower :crossed:

Have a great day Everyone :)

Sarah2468
07-06-2014, 07:54 PM
Rennie--I would definitely blame the kids for the food the other day! Isn't that why we have kids, so we can blame them for things? Works for me! I hope today was a better food day for you and that tomorrow the scale smile at you. Good luck!

I ate terribly yesterday. It was the last of our family 4th stuff and after 2 days of decent choices, I fell apart. I had too many chips, a few cookies, etc. It still wasn't as bad as it would have been had I not known I would be coming here to confess my sins. And today was much better. I do my "official" weigh ins on Tuesday, so I still have another day to balance out yesterday.

LGW
07-06-2014, 08:24 PM
WRONG WAY GUYS! :-(

04 ~ 241.6

05 ~ 243.8
saw this coming! BBQ party~binged out on protein...protein...water...diet coke...had the cake...I did avoid the ETOH and Doritoes...wanted to walk this morning but walked myself a blister on 4/3 :-(

06 ~ 241.4 did a recovery juice yesterday...walking tonight when the sun calms down (thanks blister band aid!) :-)

07...hope to be back to my expected weight per Happy Scale :-)

It's not the fall...it's how fast you get back up! I'm up!!!!
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love2b150
07-06-2014, 08:49 PM
Sarah LOL, yeah I do blame my oldest because she will egg you on like you wouldn't believe, smh. Not the person to be around when you are dieting/watching what you eat for sure :) That's my baby though ;) I was back down .6 this morning so almost at my ticker weight. I made a taco dinner last night and really wanted to have a taco salad but I resisted and ate fruit instead so that helped this mornings weigh in. But then when we came from church guess what I ate? yep a taco salad, 840 calories worth. I am still full. I hope this doesn't linger but I do think that I will beat my sons first weigh in tomorrow. He has been eating all day. I guess since football practice and weight training starts back up tomorrow he figures oh well. :) I've had two of my cravings, the cookies that I had made before we made again on Friday, they weren't nearly as good as the first batch and my taco salad. I still need to make my pound cake, hush puppies and my mock potato salad. The mock potato salad won't be bad since it's cauliflower instead of potatoes :) but the rest that's another story.

LGW, I'm rooting for you :crossed: do the blister band-aids work? Wore some new sandals to church and my little toe is screaming still :(

LGW
07-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Rennie -- YES! they work wonders -- overnight! Get the Band Aid brand :-)

I'm using the moleskin tonight to be safe!

love2b150
07-06-2014, 08:54 PM
Ok thank you, I'll hit walmart in the morning. This hurts and I don't want a reason to not walk ... I've made excuses long enough.

Kukkie84
07-07-2014, 08:31 AM
Good morning everyone. I didn't weigh in all weekend. It's also pouring here today, which means uber headache for me. Yay, she says dripping with sarcasm. Sigh. Sorry. I'm in a crappy mood today.

Hope you all enjoyed your 4th celebrations and that no one was too affected by Hurricane Arthur. Talk soon :wave:

lili8184
07-07-2014, 10:34 AM
LGW, your BBQ experience sounds just like mine- had a couple pieces of barbecue chicken breast and a hamburger- no chips, no sodas- but caved in on the cake and ice cream. Had only a small piece though.

Super proud of myself today! Had a friend over last night who ordered a meat lovers pizza and her and my daughter ate that for dinner, I didn't even have one bite. Pizza is a weakness for me, and as much as I want to, I knew it would undo some progress. My husband had got me a subway club on wheat earlier in the evening and I was actually still full anyways, so I just ate my dessert (low fat sugar free frozen cheesecake gramwiches which were amazingly good) Woke up this morning down another 1.2lbs :) 7 days into July has me down 3.4lbs so far and going strong! Hitting the gym tonight and hoping for another nice loss this week- have a good day everyone!

love2b150
07-07-2014, 11:17 AM
Kukkie sorry about the headache, hoping the weather clears for you soon :hug: Get your coffee :)

lili great job on your weight loss so in July :high: Keep up the good work. :) Great NSV with the pizza. I love pizza also :)

15lb Challenge

Mom
07/01 ~ 159.4
07/07 ~ 158.0 (-1.0)

Son
07/01 ~ 242.6
07/07 ~ 242.2 (-0.4) his ticker won't show a change

Kukkie84
07-08-2014, 08:08 AM
Ohhhh, setback. Up to 195.6 this morning. We had our department meeting yesterday; it was a potluck event, but because it was after lunch, people brought snacks and desserts. I binged. I didn't even think twice about it. And then I ate way too much for dinner because I was having a crummy day and just didn't care. And now here I am this morning, up 4ish lbs from my last weigh in, feeling incredibly sluggish I might add. I'm mad at myself for getting into this situation, so now I need to use the mad to get out of it. Argh.

LGW
07-08-2014, 11:18 AM
:wave: I was explaining to someone why I LOVE this site! It's the only site where you post your weight with your GAINS and losses for everyone to see comfortably!

Kukkie -- It's the not the fall! It's how fast you get back up! It will take 3-4 days for your body to recover and get back to your low. Focus on your diet/exercise the next week. Weigh in knowing you are in recovery for a few days and you'll get through it!

lili8184
07-08-2014, 11:43 AM
Just popping in- how is everyone doing? You know what I hate? When you work super hard in body step class and wake up the next morning at the exact same weight! lol! Anyways, taking a day off today and back to body attack tomorrow. Making baked chicken tenders and sweet potatoes for dinner, my kiddos will love it :) have a great day!

Kukkie84
07-08-2014, 01:29 PM
Thanks LGW! You're right, I just need to get focused and know that it will take time to undo the damage. And yes, this is the only place that I feel I can come to, to say yes I messed up without being judged. Love it and you ladies :hug:

love2b150
07-08-2014, 03:05 PM
Well I'm in the same boat. I decided I would eat what I wanted yesterday and I did for the most part. Today I am up 3.2lbs to 161.2. I enjoyed all that I ate minus the book pound cake. It was entirely too sweet for me.

Sending everyone including me :goodvibes: and :dust: to stay OP the remainder of the week. :hug:

lotsakids
07-08-2014, 08:58 PM
I was out of town all last week without a scale in sight but I'm back (with a lot of laundry to to do...) and found this thread.

7/8 - 181 Walked outside 5 miles.

akelly728
07-08-2014, 11:35 PM
Lost half a pound from last week to this week which is good considering I only worked out once and ate bad several days over the holidays. I'll take it! I ate bad last night but worked hard today to stay on plan and I jogged 1.5 miles in this Dallas heat. Walked a total of 2.2 but could only keep the jog/run up for 1.5. I treated my body poorly yesterday with junk food and little sleep (working into the wee hours right now ugh) so I am not shocked at how the body just gave out after 1.5 miles. Serves me right.

Kukkie, man I hate that sluggish feeling the next day after a binge. I hear you...get mad and take the frustrations out on the pavement or weights...or strawberries. Pop those bad boys lol. You and me and shoot, everyone here all bounce right back on track - so I know you'll get those pounds off. Probably a good chunk of water weight/sodium retention.

LGW, girl I agree!! I have never been OK with my weight, and even to this day in real life I have a hard time admitting my gains to myself. But on here, I log on and read the posts in this thread and just feel so moved to air my laundry, get a reality check, and get back my focus. Such a great place to have you guys :)

lili, sooo when I am on plan and working my tail off, the slow (or no) movements on the scale infuriate me!! I almost talk myself into jogging half a mile just so I can come back and re-weigh just to see a .2 loss, lol. But, I know I must keep my focus and give my body a rest because the muscles are gaining mass, the fat is shrinking, and I tell myself the muscles are growing faster than the fat shrinks so there won't be a net loss until I burn more fat ;)

Rennie, I need that dust, thank you! I need will power for eating on plan, working out, AND getting my massive pile of work done on time and without too many murders or beatings of my coworkers, LOL. Hope you and your family are doing well :) I think about you and this thread once a day and mentally check in, but often times I just don't find that 10 mins to sit down and have "me" time to surf and post.

All of you wonder women with kids and jobs are just my heroes. I can't find "me" time and I don't have kids. Bless you all!

lotsakids, welcome back!! Getting back to reality stinks and laundry/bills always seem to be the first in the long welcome back committee!

Sarah2468
07-09-2014, 07:35 AM
I ended up down one pound after the holiday weekend, so that's good. If I hadn't lost control on that last day of festivities, it would have been better, but I'll take it I guess. I just wish I could have one full week when I wasn't disappointed in myself at some point for my choices. Maybe Rennie's willpower dust will work for this week! It sounds like we all had some issues last week. Here's to a week of good eating and great exercise.

Kukkie84
07-09-2014, 08:08 AM
aKelly great to see you! And I hear you on the not having "me time". Finding it really hard to carve it out between husband, baby, home and career. I've been trying to make it a point to do a quick check in on here before I open my emails, because otherwise I'd be consumed and never online :) - totally get it.

:wave: everyone!

Down 0.3 to 195.3 - not quite the loss I wanted to see, but a loss nonetheless, so I'll take it. Hubby's schedule got shifted around for the next two weeks because of some idiot's mistake, but he made it work in our favour. So I'm now only taking the bus home with Peanut after work/daycare. He's going to drop us off in the morning. And bonus, while I was feeding Peanut breakfast this morning, hubby made me a nice big salad for lunch. Yay him and me. I have a plan for food today.

Hope you all have a great OP day.

love2b150
07-09-2014, 12:03 PM
akelly, good to see you back :hug: Family's well thanks for thinking of us :) I declare you and your traveling/work and Kukkie and her work/family you two have got to be the busiest people I know :hug: I know with LGW's career you're quite busy also. It took me a while in the beginning to juggle career and family then it just got easy or I just got use to it, idk. Then I was able to be a SAHM for a good while, that was fun. :) I start a new job on Monday and I think dealing with the children being older and at home (when you're not) is more of a chore. :dizzy: I have once again had to lay down the rules on how my house should look when I get home daily. Don't know if it will stick but we shall see. As you all have mentioned it is easy to talk to you on here than it is to talk to others face to face. No judging. I love the pats on back and the dusting off I get when I fall down (off the wagon). I think the bonds we've formed are great. I know when I leave and come back I always look for the same people that supported me in the beginning in 2010 and through the years. So thank you all old and new friends for always being here for me, understanding and having my back. Donna glad to have you back :hug: when ever you need to find our weigh in thread there's a link at the end of the old thread. It you subscribe to the threads that you post in it makes them much easier to locate when you go to the quick links tab at the top, that's how I do it ;)

Sarah good job on the pound :) I need that dust and a real good :kickbutt: I can't get it together for the life of me. I am good at the beginning of the month by this time I screw up and keep screwing up, then at or near the end I can reign it back in. Just crazy on my part cause if I can do it then I can do it all the time, so why don't I????? :?:

Donna that means you maintained through out vacation, right? So you did great. You know what you're doing, and you play nice (with food) whey you are away, GO YOU :high:

Kukkie good job on the .3 better than an up for sure :) Glad you're able to ride in with Peanut and hubby and not have to take the bus. :) Gives you a little more time in the mornings right?

I'm down a pound. It has to be the walking yesterday because I ate like a pig for sure. Better luck today with opening (not opening my mouth just anything) :crossed:

patchworkpenguin
07-09-2014, 12:42 PM
I've been an off and on member here at 3FC. After a horrible June with Hubby's dad going into hospice care, I was turned down for 'nursing home' insurance due to my vision problems and weight, and having to put our beloved April to sleep due to cancer. I need some help keeping going, and someone to talk with; summer is hard. Hubby started a new work schedule which means I have to change everything I do at home by a few days, too.

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lili8184
07-09-2014, 12:44 PM
+1 lb today due to TOM... considering not weighing in until next week, as the numbers sometimes depress me. Having a bowl of yummy homemade turkey chili and some fruit for lunch and drinking my water. The bloat will fall off I am sure, I just hate seeing it on the scale!!! I do read all your comments, I just wish I had time to respond/do personals- I usually post on my lunch break at work, then after work I am crazy busy super mom, lol. Have a great day everyone!

love2b150
07-09-2014, 10:57 PM
:hug: Penguin good to see you :hug: I am sorry to hear you had to put April to sleep. I know how much you loved her. I remember the conversations on the thread we were on before about her. :) You have gone through quite a bit. :hug: Glad to have you join us, and you know I'm a chatter box so you're in the right place :)

lili, post when you can :hug: ... at least you know your bloat is from TOM and will be gone soon. I am bloated and have no idea why. I told my son I was gonna maybe try to not have milk and see what happens but I haven't succeeded at that yet, smh. The next thing would be gluten and I hear that is quite an expensive task. Just what I need ... to buy gluten free and the kids eat it all up ;)

Kukkie84
07-10-2014, 08:26 AM
Good morning everyone :wave:

I'm in definite need of the caffeine IV today; I actually brought two travel mugs of coffee to work with me this morning :coffee2: Oh well. Despite the lack of sleep, I had a wonderful whoooshhhhhh this morning. Down 1.5 to 193.8 this morning. Back on the right track, hallelujah.

Penguin :hugs: good to see you!!! I'm sorry to hear you've been having a rough go of it. As Rennie said, you know you've come to the right place. Great to have you back.

Sarah2468
07-10-2014, 08:28 AM
Rennie--wow, a new job on Monday! Good luck. Is it something you find interesting? Or just a job to pay the bills? I hope it proves to be both! And good luck training the teenagers to keep the house straightened up. I think they don't really learn that until it's THEIR house they're trying to keep straight. :)
lili--I hope the TOM extra pound leaves soon and takes a friend or two with it.
Penguin--it sure sounds like you have had quite a time recently. I hope the rest of the summer is calm and you can get back into a routine that gives you peace. I'm new since you've been gone...nice to meet you and glad you're here to give and get support.
akelly--1.5 miles jogging in the Dallas heat should count for at least double! Good job. That's sounds awful! :)

I walked last night and have a scheduled day off of exercise today but I will eat well and be as active as I can be throughout the day. I have 2 weddings to go to in the fall and I would love to look a bit better in the dress I just bought. That's my vain motivation for the summer!

patchworkpenguin
07-10-2014, 10:32 AM
Thank you guys for the welcome and the hugs. I'm having a rough time, Its been a little over a month for April and I'm still randomly bursting into tears. I spent a lot of time home alone with her over the past 11 years and I still expect to see or hear her around the corner.

FYI, I can't drive due to the vision problems so my parents come take me to lunch and a little shopping if I need to once a week. {great aren't they?} My schedule keeps changing this summer so I keep changing which day, so I've managed to confuse them too. They are 'encouraging' me, on the weight loss. Later tonight I go with friends to Parena for Knit Night which is just what it sounds we go, eat and knit and talk.

Rennie, congratulations on the new job. I agree with Sarah's comments.

Sarah, whatever keeps you motivated. Especially if it is a pretty dress and a nice occasion to wear it.

Kukkie, great whoosh.

patchworkpenguin
07-10-2014, 04:40 PM
I did 30min of ub weights today. first time to work out in several months so I went lighter than I thought I could just so I don't get really sore tomorrow. I hate being sore.

I wore a pair of capris today that I tried on in spring and decided were too tight, so that was encouraging.

We got a letter from Auburn U of Veterinary school that they received a donation in memory of April from our vets office, which was very sweet.

lili, post when you can

love2b150
07-10-2014, 04:44 PM
Kukkie, LOL I remember your caffeine IV request. Hope the two cups helped today :) Sorry for the lack of rest/sleep. Hope you get more rest this evening/tonight. YAY on the 1.5lb Whoosh :high: Keep up the good work :)

Thanks Sarah :) I sure hope so. I am 48 and I hope that this is where I stay until I retire. Yeah I'm kind of looking at it as both. My husband works two jobs and when he's home for the most part he's asleep unless I drag him some place and then I feel bad asking but I want him to go so I tell him to come on anyway, he can rest later. :) He also hasn't been to church in quite some time, luckily he can live stream on Sunday but not on Wednesday to catch what he can but it's nothing like him being there with us.

Oh the teenagers, I have one that keeps his room completely straight. The other two boys oh my goodness. I want to scream every time I go upstairs. And their bathroom :dizzy: My daughter she tries but I think she just likes to hear me say pick that up :) she's so silly, that's my baby, she's 10. Huh my oldest is 21 and thank goodness her husband likes order because I don't know where that child got her house cleaning gene from certainly not me. I keep telling her she married the right man. :) Sarah not vain on the dress at all ... do what you have to do to ROCK THAT THANG as my daughter would say ;)

lili yep what Sarah said ... I hope TOM takes a friend or two also :)

Penguin, I know there could never be another April because she was your baby. :hug: But I remember when Diana (from our old thread) loss her beloved pup, it took a while but she and her hubby took some time to find a new companion. April kept your spirits high and if you decided to get a rescue you would definitely be helping one another, just a thought, not a replacement by any means :hug: You do have great parents, what a blessing :) and knit night sounds quite relaxing, enjoy :)

I had a good weigh in despite my overage of carbs once again. Down 1.4 back in the 150's to 158.8. I told my husband that if I keep this jogging/running up and actually succeed the scale number will get better and better, that is my hope :)

patchworkpenguin
07-10-2014, 10:21 PM
Rennie, Diana was kind enough to send me a PM and a snail mail card when she learned about April, which was very sweet of her. April was a rescue, so we are committed to getting another when the time is right.

love2b150
07-10-2014, 10:29 PM
Penguin Diana is the sweetest :hug:

Kukkie84
07-11-2014, 09:12 AM
What the fudgeeeeee? Bounce up to 195.1, major headache again. I'm thinking I may go to the doctor and get a check up, but I'm also thinking he's just going to tell me I need better sleep. I wonder if he has kids? Sigh.

Oh well, working the plan. It will come. At least it's Friday!!!!!

love2b150
07-11-2014, 12:49 PM
Feel better, Kukkie :hug:

I'm up .2 to 159 even ... ate 300g carbs yesterday. I've got to do better.

patchworkpenguin
07-11-2014, 03:15 PM
I ate a bunch of junk yesterday and some today. I'm having a long boring, sad day, and I'm sore from yesterday's workout, which makes me want to sit in one place and not move. So I'm doing some watering, laundry and packing, and trying to talk myself into cardio later. Hubby got tomorrow off {mostly} but next week he has to go to NY for the week for training for work {skipping his days off I might add!} I'm going to stay with my parents for a few days early in the week, then come back when the fun stuff starts again

I tend to overpack for a walk across the street so I'm already making lists:D.

love2b150
07-11-2014, 05:31 PM
Penguin, I have been eating a bunch of junk here lately period. :dizzy: just can't get my head in the game for some reason. I know I have to be under 158 by Monday so I can have a better weigh in than my son, so I'd better get it together soon ;) Sorry about the soreness :hug: at least you have a reason to want to sit in one place and not move, I'm just being lazy ;) I tend to over pack also. But it's better to be safe than sorry I always say ;)

Sarah2468
07-11-2014, 09:22 PM
Kukkie--I hope your headache goes away. And I get your frustration with being told to get more sleep, as if you wake yourself up in the middle of the night just because. Good luck!
Penguin--"I tend to overpack for a walk across the street..." That made me laugh. But I'm with Rennie, better safe than sorry. I hope your soreness is better.
Rennie--willpower dust coming your way. I'm pulling for you to beat your son on Monday!

I had a decent day. Good food, some exercise. Both could have been better, but they could have been worse too. I'll take it. If I can continue decent days through the weekend, I'll be happy. Yesterday I had a piece of cake I certainly didn't need. No more of that!

love2b150
07-11-2014, 11:56 PM
Thanks for the :dust: Sarah :) I need it. :hug: Good for you on your food and exercise way to go! :high: I need to follow suit :)

I can't even add up all of the junk I ate today so I just put "crazy" for calories and carbs, smh. I am hoping tomorrow and Sunday will be much much better

Sarah2468
07-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Rennie--my problem seems to be stringing two days together of good eating and exercise, so today, for me, is important to piggy back a good day after yesterday's good day. And for you you need to refocus with a good day to get your head back in the game. Want to try to support each other in a "just for today" sort of commitment?

Just for today I will not eat ANY sweets (not counting naturally sweet fruit!) or chips/cracker type junk.

I will report back throughout the day. And...if I "blow it," I will report back and then refocus and start from there so I don't turn one bad decision into a bad day.

Anyone else? What do you commit to try for today?

lotsakids
07-12-2014, 09:15 AM
7/8 - 181 Walked outside 5 miles
7/9 - 181 5 miles outside
7/10 180.2 5 miles outside
7/11 179.6 5 miles outside
7/12 179.6 5 miles outside.. (I have 4 different 5 mile routes so it doesn't get boring - some days I use a resistance band while I walk just to get my upper body some movement)

love2b150
07-12-2014, 01:01 PM
Thanks Sarah :hug: you're a doll. :) "JUST FOR TODAY" sounds great :) I can do it. I need to detox so I have decided to do a low day on 5:2 I haven't done one in awhile. If I can stick to not eating anything until dinner I should be great. It will be a 500 calorie dinner of mock potato salad, mustard/turnip greens and tilapia. I will make sure to get all of my water in today also. Thanks Sarah :hug:

Donna WOOT look at you :hug: I am so very happy for you. :congrat: on the new decade :high: It's nice that you different routes to walk. Keep up the great work :)

My weight was 159 yesterday today it's 161. Gotta snap it back together for Monday ;)

ETA: my calories were too low so here's my menu below

lunch ~ cucumber tomato salad (done)
snack ~ 2oz hm chicken salad (done) cheese stick
dinner ~ mock potato salad, turnip/mustard greens & tilapia

calories 462 carbs 13 protein 43
a really good day :)

Sarah2468
07-12-2014, 03:58 PM
Donna--Great job with the long walks and smart to have several routes. And woo hoo for moving on down to the 170s!
Rennie--so far so good for me. I did have a granola bar, but it was as a planned snack and didn't feel like a cookie (though I admit it's a close second!). I am going to someone's house tonight, so I'm glad I made the commitment to stay away from junk. I think I can do it JUST FOR TODAY.
I hope it's going well for you. Your dinner sounds amazing. What, exactly, is 5:2?

love2b150
07-12-2014, 05:16 PM
Sarah, JUST FOR TODAY has been LGW's motto since I first met her on here. I try to keep that in my head and I have even made commitments to others like I did with you today to get it right and have failed. I am pleased to say I have edited my post a couple of times and have stuck to it :) I hope you get to see it before you go out. I don't like granola so I look at it as a healthy thing :). I use to eat the fiber one meal bars and I don't know honestly if it is granola or not. When I use to go to Curves in VA they had different things in there to buy so I sampled the peanut butter one and liked it. But couldn't eat more than one. It's not the taste, it's the pieces that it leaves behind that bother me, weird I know. The 5:2 diet is when you eat 5 days high calorie and 2 days low calorie (not more than 500) I did well on it in the beginning but it appears to me that I get bored with things pretty quickly so I end up falling off the wagon. OR I eat a not so great carb and it sets off a binge. Again I thank you for spending this day with me JUST FOR TODAY :hug:

patchworkpenguin
07-12-2014, 08:09 PM
I wanted to let you guys know that I was going out of town for the next few days, and I may not have much computer access.

love2b150
07-12-2014, 08:46 PM
Thanks Penguin for letting us know so we wouldn't be worried, enjoy yourself :hug: see you when you get back :)

Sarah, I'm still doing good. I have drank all of my water and some :) I have even entered my meals for tomorrow. Hopefully tomorrow I will have that just for today attitude and follow through also :crossed: Hope you had an OP day also.

Sarah2468
07-12-2014, 10:44 PM
Penguin--I hope you're out of town for something fun! See you when you get back.
Rennie--I hadn't thought to check for edits in your first post today. I'm glad you pointed that out. Great job today! And yes, I did well too. At my friend's house I was dishing out ice cream for her kids and I didn't even lick the spoon! Normally I would have at least taken the last spoonful for myself. :) I was really mindful and wanted to report back a good day.

I could never do that 5:2 thing...I KNOW I could eat too much on those 5 days to counteract the 2 days. For me, overall moderation is best, but whatever works is great. If I can hold it together for tomorrow and Monday, I'll have a decent weigh in on Tuesday (my weigh in day). After you mentioned LGW's motto, I looked and saw that. Smart her. I think it's a good way to view this whole process. If I look at the big picture, sometimes it's daunting. If I just look at today, sometimes I can make it through. I do like to make a specific commitment on some days...something I've been struggling with or something I want to increase or decrease. I'm glad it worked for both of us today. :)

jollyjude
07-13-2014, 04:33 PM
Hi everyone, I am back from vacation and did not bad, only up a bit on Friday when I got back, but am down today to 180.6 - Sooo close to the 170's!!

I like LGW's motto Just for Today - I have to take things one day at a time or I feel overwhelmed. A hill is much easier to climb if you concentrate on one step at a time.

Have a good day!

love2b150
07-13-2014, 07:08 PM
Sarah, Great NSV with the ice cream :high: I was down .4 today so I guess it counts for something :) I didn't do so well today. I started out great and then my skinny daughter came over wanting everything so we went to the store so she could get cookies to bake. In line I picked up a 1oz bag of sour cream and onion chips, a Reeces peanut butter cup pack. smh. The 5:2 only works sometimes for me. I mess up more than I do right but that's with any diet/eating plan ;)

Welcome back Jude :) You did well while away and :congrat: on being so close to the next decade :high:

I went to the gym today, burned 752 calories did 6.13 miles in 97 minutes on the treadmill. So I did something hope I didn't mess it up. :crossed:

Sarah2468
07-14-2014, 07:02 AM
Jude--wow! Great job on vacation. Those 170s will be yours soon!
Rennie--I assume your daughter knows that you are trying to lose weight, right? Can you ask her to take her skinny self home to her house for cookies and such? :) But good job at the gym! Great recovery for a higher calorie day. I hope the weigh in goes okay!

My day yesterday went well, so that's 3 in a row that I'm happy with. If I don't mess today up, I should have a good weigh in tomorrow. Right now I'm hovering at 220, so maybe even out of the 20s and into the teens. Keeping fingers crossed (or better yet, fingers out of the cookie jar, so to speak!).

lotsakids
07-14-2014, 07:28 AM
7/8 - 181 Walked outside 5 miles
7/9 - 181 5 miles outside
7/10 180.2 5 miles outside
7/11 179.6 5 miles outside
7/12 179.6 5 miles outside
7/14 180.2 as always Monday is not my friend :( tubing trip yesterday, I did not sit in a tube though! I used my boogie board and kicked my way down the river. So much fun. Today will be a walk inside either on the treadmill or with Leslie Sansone.

Kukkie84
07-14-2014, 07:59 AM
Bahhh, not the greatest weekend on my end. Major ups and downs - all self-inflicted eating related. Though when I weighed in this morning, I'm actually the same as Friday, so I'm taking that as my "brush it off, forget about it and go get 'em". Have lunch and snacks today and I'm going to make it a point to drink my 2 L of water!

lili8184
07-14-2014, 08:03 AM
Hi all, I'm back to posting now- TOM only took an additional .4 with it, but I am happy at least I did not gain since I had a bad, bad weekend! Friday- Orioles Baseball game and had chesapeake fries- then had dinner with friends Saturday, although I chose a light dinner option, it also included that God forsaken crab dip with bread, and several drinks! Then yesterday I had lunch with more friends and though I had a cobb salad (which isn't the best nor the worst choice I guess) I also had some bruschetta, so more bread! Ugh! I have been staying away from bread for quite a while, and now I totally binge- darn TOM, lol!!! Anywho, I have decided to really buckle down from now until vacation (Aug 8)- so gym daily, even if just for a brisk treadmill walk (it's been too hot to walk outside). I want to have lost 25 lbs total by then- which is 9 more pounds- I can do it! Have a great day all!

jollyjude
07-14-2014, 11:11 AM
Hi everyone!
Well, back home and back on track and feeling the difference. I feel so good and so strong, and saw a new second number on the scale today - 179.6:carrot:

Lilli - I avoid bread like the plague, if I have one piece I will not stop, - especially artisan style breads.
However, I do enjoy baking bread, and do so, but limit myself to the heavenly smell as it comes out of the oven, and I have 3 grown kids that happily take it off my hands!

Rennie - Awesome job at the gym!
My daughter is a chef, and I have to be so strong when I go to her place, as there is always a push to eat something delicious. She means well, but NO THANK YOU!!

Have a good day

love2b150
07-14-2014, 09:02 PM
Thanks Sarah :) LOL she knows :D but when it's convenient for Mommy to get or fix something she quickly forgets ;) One day she's saying, Mom don't eat that! The next she's saying a little bit won't hurt!, smh :) I only came down .6 to 160. So not where I wanted to be. Hope you have a great weigh in tomorrow :crossed:

Donna sounds like loads of fun tubing and the boogie board :) Just a little sodium it'll be gone quickly :)

Kukkie I think weighing the same today as Friday is great. I would rather maintain through the weekend for sure :) Hope you had a good day today and got all of your water in :)

Lili, you can do it :high: bread is my enemy also, ha really anything with flour starts a mess for sure, smh.

Thanks Jude :) oh my goodness I am grateful that I don't have any great cooks around me ;) I would be a mess for sure. :congrat: on the new number, keep up the great work :high:

CONFESSION -- I am binging more often than NOT. I don't know what to do to stop. I don't want to give up but I am at a point where honestly recording/logging my food and seeing nothing but junk isn't helping. Today was a disaster.

my son forgot to weigh in and I am up two pounds from last week

15lb Challenge

Mom
07/01 ~ 159.4
07/07 ~ 158.0 (-1.0)
07/14 ~ 160.0 (+2.0)

Son
07/01 ~ 242.6
07/07 ~ 242.2 (-0.4) his ticker won't show a change
07/14 ~ ???.? he forgot so he says ;)

Sarah2468
07-14-2014, 10:51 PM
Rennie--Sorry it's so frustrating for you right now. I so know that feeling...most of us probably do. Just know that if you give up, it will only be worse. I'm happy to help in any way I can...we can check in with each other more often if you like. We can do another just for today commitment. Whatever you think would help to get you back on track. I find that getting a few good days in a row helps a lot. Also, didn't you start your new job today? Maybe you have been stressing about that some? Did it go okay?

I took my dog for a walk today and he was just not into it. He's old and it was hot and he was slow. I considered stopping after he gave up, but instead I went on the treadmill for 15 more minutes. Weight Day tomorrow, so I'm glad I pushed myself.

lotsakids
07-15-2014, 09:17 AM
7/8 - 181 Walked outside 5 miles
7/9 - 181 5 miles outside
7/10 180.2 5 miles outside
7/11 179.6 5 miles outside
7/12 179.6 5 miles outside
7/14 180.2 walked 5 miles outside
7/15 179.8 - walked outside 5 miles. (I'm at 735/1000 for 2014!)

lots to do today. A friend called me last night and she is selling her trailor in order to move with her husband to his base when he is done with training. She and her 4 kids will be staying here in the interim - anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 weeks. Got to clear out a room and get ready for littles to land here.

lili8184
07-15-2014, 09:46 AM
Morning all- down 1.2 today, finally back on track after TOM, where fortunately even after my many missteps, I did not gain anything... phew! I know I had to be way under calories yesterday- but I was not feeling like I needed more, so I didn't eat anything more. I had a yogurt, some strawberries and blueberries for breakfast, hummus and half a whole wheat pita for snack, a Smart One for lunch at work, and... roasted asparagus for dinner. lol. I really wanted it and didn't feel hungry for anything else oddly enough. That was probably "dangerously low" calorie intake and I recognize that, but what to do when you just don't want to eat??? Its like night and day from my old self just a few months back!

Jude- I am the same way- any french or italian style breads... not really sandwich bread. These were yummy little toasted (and buttered- my god) rounds of french bread. Yum. I need to just stay home! lol

love2b150- you will get it back under control, we all go through that... obviously... after my weekend! lol! To break the cycle I usually start my day with fresh fruit and tons of water and keep mentally reminding myself of why I am doing this (my health, my family, myself) and off to the gym I go after work :)

LGW
07-15-2014, 01:30 PM
Family was here for the weekend! I made some healthy and not-so-healthy choices.

only 0.1 gain....phew!!!

We went walking and bike riding at Santa Monica Sunday morning, I walked 5 miles at the park last night and also supplemented with 2 protein shakes yesterday which I'm sure helped my recovery!

Rennie -- try to binge out on the healthy! When I get weird cravings, I have lobster tails or go to one of my favorite restaurant and make my favorite dish healthy (i.e., sizzling chicken with broccoli instead of mashed potatoes)! I've also learned to drink plenty of my tea (I drink Herbal Life tea) or Crystal Light when I get hungry. I don't do so well with drinking plain water. Getting hungry is normal...we're just not used to it! :-)

jollyjude
07-15-2014, 02:23 PM
Down 1.6 today to 178.0!!
Yesterday was not friendly to me - I fell up the stairs and hurt my pride, then I went to the dentist and got 2/3 of a root canal done, and after 2 hrs. in the chair there, was told I will have to go to an endodontist to get the rest of it done. So I get to do it all again:(
I think that may have contributed to my weight loss as my mouth is very sore at the back, and I really can't chew anything, so I didn't eat much.

LGW - Bike riding, hmmm, maybe I will dig my bike out of the garage - I really enjoy it, but have been ignoring it lately.

Lili - Yumm asparagus - I know a certain 4 year old that will sit down and eat nothing but asparagus if she has the chance. We do it in the actifry, so very low fat

Sarah2468
07-15-2014, 03:18 PM
Weigh in this morning was down 3 to 220. So for 6 weeks, I'm down 7 lbs. Of course I wish it were a bit more over the 6 weeks, but I'm glad for the 7 lbs down. I already exercised this morning, so I'm happy with myself about that.

Kukkie84
07-16-2014, 09:14 AM
Morning y'all :coffee2:

I am down 0.4 to 194.7. Have some family here from Germany; they're staying with my parents but I took the day off from work yesterday to hang out with them. We did a walking tour of downtown Toronto with me as a guide; so five hours of walking. I wish the scale reflected more of a loss, but I'm assuming my muscles are holding on to some extra water because I am SORE and tired. Also didn't get enough sleep last night. Sigh.

Hope everyone is doing well; haven't had a chance to catch up on reading/personals as I need to catch up on my work email first :( Talk soon! I miss chatting, I'm starting to feel like this is more of my diary logs than a conversation with you all.

lotsakids
07-16-2014, 01:32 PM
7/8 - 181 Walked outside 5 miles
7/9 - 181 5 miles outside
7/10 180.2 5 miles outside
7/11 179.6 5 miles outside
7/12 179.6 5 miles outside
7/14 180.2 walked 5 miles outside
7/15 179.8 - walked outside 5 miles.
7/16 179.4 - walked outside 5 miles

jollyjude
07-16-2014, 03:46 PM
Another big drop!! Down 1.4 to 176.6. Hope the rest of the 170's fly by as quickly.

Kukkie - I spent the day on a walking tour here as well, for company from France! Quite hot, around 30, so maybe that helped with my drop - whatever, I will take it:D

lotsakids
07-17-2014, 07:36 AM
7/8 - 181 Walked outside 5 miles
7/9 - 181 5 miles outside
7/10 180.2 5 miles outside
7/11 179.6 5 miles outside
7/12 179.6 5 miles outside
7/14 180.2 walked 5 miles outside
7/15 179.8 - walked outside 5 miles.
7/16 179.4 - walked outside 5 miles
7/17 180.0 straight up - going to walk outside, 5 miles - Walk done! used my resistance band while walking to get my arms involved.

Kukkie84
07-17-2014, 08:15 AM
Down 0.6 to 194.1. I have exactly two weeks to lose 4.1lbs, which is doable if I can keep my head on straight.

Sidebar, my baby is 18 months today!!!! Ahhhhhh. Time is flying by.

lili8184
07-17-2014, 08:41 AM
Kukkie- WooHoo for your loss, you can lose those extra 4 lbs, no problem! My baby girl is also 18 months old as of 4th of July :( where does the time go?

Jude- Awesome! I LOVE bigger drops overnight- makes me really feel accomplished :)

I am down another .8 today after heading to the gym yesterday. I've been really slacking off in that department, but I sat down with my husband and we made a plan. I drop my girls off in the mornings before work, so he is going to pick them up all the time now (he only did sometimes before) and I am going to go to the gym right after work. If I leave this place on time, I can be AT the gym by about 4:30. I am going to have to drop the classes I was taking that begin any later than 5:30- it's just not feasible to get home close to 8:00 and still be able to make dinner and prepare for the next day, I don't have any down time with my family. So, classes at the gym are limited to 2 days per week now- Tuesday and Wednesday. It feels better to have a plan, like I am more in control and really taking this seriously. 2 more lbs and I will have lost 20 POUNDS! WooHoo! :) Hope everyone has a great day!

Sarah2468
07-17-2014, 09:40 AM
It was supposed to be a day off of exercise today because I had to work late, but my day at work will be shorter, so I will add a walk back in. Doing pretty well with food this week so far, finally!

patchworkpenguin
07-17-2014, 01:47 PM
Rennie, Hugs to you. Change is difficult so hang in there.

Hubby is out of town this week so I went to spend time with my parents so I just keep extending my stay, until Hubby returns. Also, I have fewer memories of April here, so its easier even though she is buried only a few yards away in the woods.

Since I'm here I've not weighed but I'm getting more exercise and eating less so I'm hoping that means good news from Mr Scale.

Looking forward to getting to know the rest of you when I return home.

Kukkie84
07-18-2014, 08:01 AM
Down 0.6 to 193.5 - yay me. Weekend will be a struggle; going to try and get as much water in today as possible. It will be the key to my success over the next couple of days.

lili8184
07-18-2014, 08:18 AM
Hey all... I reached my mini goal of 20 lbs. lost today!!! Hoping it sticks with me through the weekend (always the most challenging time)! Still slacking off about going to the gym, but I compensate with being extra careful with my food intake. Have a great day everyone!

Sarah2468
07-18-2014, 09:24 AM
Penguin--I hope that a few days of good eating and no scale can give you a big surprise when you and Mr. Scale meet again.
Kukkie--Ah weekends...they often are a struggle. More social time, less routine. Good luck!
Lili--Wow! Congrats! Those pounds are flying off you. Keep up the good work! And just think how great you'll be doing when you DO get to the gym.

I already did my exercise for the day. It's always better that way for me...it's too easy to blow it off in the evening. I walked/ran on the treadmill for 25 minutes, 15 running, 10 walking. I'm happy with that.

Anyone know where Rennie is?

Have a great day!

jollyjude
07-18-2014, 03:18 PM
Hi everyone,
Got called in to work yesterday so didn't get a chance to check in - it was a CRAAZY day:fr:
I am down 0.2lbs to 176.4 and I am glad it is a loss, even a small one. I lost quite quickly for a few days there, and sometimes the body bounces the wrong way in reaction.

Rennie - Hope you are ok and all is going well

Penguin - Hoping the scale is kind to you!

Lili and Kukkie - Good job on the losses and you Lili on the 20 lb. mini goal! :bravo:
Weekends aren't difficult for me as I work really odd shift work, so half the time I don't even know what day it is.:dizzy:
Try to take it one day at a time or even cut down to half days at a time to try ad get through it. I know that usually works for me if I am having a particularly tempting day - I will even take it hour by hour, and I always try to keep drinking lots of water.

lotsakids
07-18-2014, 03:49 PM
7/8 - 181 Walked outside 5 miles
7/9 - 181 5 miles outside
7/10 180.2 5 miles outside
7/11 179.6 5 miles outside
7/12 179.6 5 miles outside
7/14 180.2 walked 5 miles outside
7/15 179.8 - walked outside 5 miles.
7/16 179.4 - walked outside 5 miles
7/17 180.0 straight up - 5 miles outside
7/18 179.0 5 mile walk outside

love2b150
07-20-2014, 04:33 PM
Catching up from the 14th

Sarah you are a doll :hug: I did start the process for new job on Monday and it was mainly the orientation, courses and testing. (stress) I had to get pass the test to actually start the job. I am pass that part now and am actually training and according to my trainer I'm doing well. I wish I could check in during the day but unfortunately I can't. I only have my phone during the day and every one knows I will text when I can :) so we can do that if you want. The JUST FOR TODAY was a good day :) thank you. I have found that when I get home that's seems to be when my problem starts. I start on the carbs and it's non-stop. I can control it during the day because I only eat what I take. But when I get home I look for quick and poof. I figure once I get into a routine I can start going to the gym as soon as I get off (the one my daughter her hubby go to is near there), and it's Planet Fitness with that $10 membership. So that will get me back on track I hope. .... Yay Sarah, I'm proud of you getting on the treadmill after the walk with your pup, keep up the great work :high: Sarah good job on the 7lbs GONE :high: Yay on doing well with your meals last week :high:

Donna, what a great friend you are :hug: You are doing well with your walks and weight loss, keep up the great work :high:

lili, I count that as a NSV with your eating on the 15th. When your body/mind says it's enough it's enough you did great :high: and healthy to boot :) lili, I'm hoping to get back in the game soon, thanks :) That is the plan that I want. Go to the gym as soon as I get off which will still not allow me to get home until 7 unless I maybe do just half an hour because I may need to pick my son up from practice. Which means my other son will have to prepare dinner which he can do. :) I have to be in bed by 9:30 now :) WOOT :congrat: on the 20lbs GONE :high:

LGW I use to do Herbal Life a long time ago, one of my old managers sells it. Maybe I'll take a look at her site, thanks :) I need to find some type of meat that I can cook quickly in the evening or maybe I will have to make dinner a shake daily. There's a thought, thanks :)

Jude still catching up ... I hope you get some relief on the mouth pain. I have been there before and oh my goodness, I wouldn't wish that on anyone. Good job on the weight loss :) Jude that's how I felt yesterday when I got home at 6:10pm I just knew it was Friday :dizzy:

Kukkie hope the soreness has gone away by now. I remember when I was working before that's how I felt like this was my diary. I will do my catching up on Sunday's it looks like :) Happy 18 months to Peanut :) time does fly. :) Kukkie you can do it, I'm rooting for you :cheer:

Thanks Penguin, yeah change is definitely difficult. I figure I'll get it together in a few weeks :) Hope the scale number is what you expect when you get home :crossed:

Well my messed up with all of my evening eating. It has me back up from my low of 157 to 165. I do believe once TOM is gone (I have never wanted chocolate so much in my life :yikes:) and I get into a routine I think I may just get out of the 160's by the end of August :crossed:

LGW
07-20-2014, 04:44 PM
Hi all! :-)

10 day countdown to end the month!

Finally broke into the 230's -- phew!

Sarah2468
07-21-2014, 07:13 AM
LGW--Congrats! Great milestone. Goodbye 240s!
Rennie--Nice to see you back. You were missed! I bet it's really hard getting into a new routine with a new job. I love LGW's advice to you from before...try to binge on the healthy. Maybe you could have some good-for-you food ready in the refrigerator when you get home and you could binge on that before dinner? It might at least limit the calories for the carb binge. Good luck!

Tomorrow is my weigh in day and I'm not sure it will be much of a loss. We're going to a friend's house for dinner, so I'm guessing it will be too many calories and too much salt for a good weigh in tomorrow. But that should just make next week's better, I hope!

Kukkie84
07-21-2014, 08:17 AM
Good morning everyone. Busy day ahead for me. The next few weeks at work will be insane, I have so much going on personally and professionally.

Last night I was really upset with hubby, and I'm the type of person who can't sit and stew. I typically clean or cook to work off my mad. So last night while he went to his hockey game, I did just that; made dinner for about two, maybe three days if I stretch it. And I cleaned the kitchen, and I had did laundry, plus I folded laundry from the day before. I felt like I had run a marathon. Sadly, the scale showed me a gain of 0.4 to 193.9. I'm okay with it. I know that I barely had any water this weekend. Today I am armed and ready. Brought my lunch/snacks, I've already had approx 20 ozs of water and it's only 8 am. I am on track and I am going to do this.

New goal. Not only do I want out of the 90s this month, but I want to hit 180 by the time I leave for California at the end of August. Just need to stay focused. I've got this.

lili8184
07-21-2014, 09:48 AM
Well... sometimes you are winning, sometimes you stumble and fall I guess... the weekend went horribly! We went out with friends on Friday night and I decided to have a steak- not just any steak, a ribeye! And a margarita, and some of the yummy bread and butter on the table. I treated this meal as my reward for reaching my mini goal because I do feel like if you splurge from time to time you will stay on track. That would've been fine, because Saturday I woke up down .2, so all was well. We ran around a bit Saturday, I did have meatballs at IKEA because that was all they really had and we were rushed for dinner. That wasn't so bad either. THEN, Sunday we had a wedding to attend. Started the day eating out for breakfast- I got a spinach and mushroom omelette... and a side of french toast. UGH! I could NOT resist it, I love french toast. Then, the wedding brought cheese and crackers, baked ziti, a few potatoes, chicken (fried but i only ate the inside) and a roll. The hardest part about recalling my weekend behavior is realizing that I sat there at that wedding, feeling so full I was uncomfortable, but continued to pick at that plate until I almost felt sick. Haven't done that in sooooo long. Well, I paid for all these shenanigans on the scale this morning- up to 296.0!!!! I feel like a lot of this is probably water weight, and because I feel STILL so bloated, I am willing to bet much of it will be gone in the next few days, however I am so mad at myself. Back to the gym and grilled chicken dinners this week- I have to get this back under control before it becomes an all-out disaster! Hope everyone else has a great day, wish me luck killing myself in the gym tonight, lol!

patchworkpenguin
07-21-2014, 01:32 PM
Yesterday, Hubby announced that he wanted to redo the kitchen so that we can put the house on the market and move in the next two years, oh, and BTW he has to go out of town again next week. He has since realized that maybe dumping this all on me at once wasn't the brightest idea. So while I'm not opposed to redoing the kitchen, I've wanted to redo it since we've moved in, the move was a total surprise as was the work trip. We've lived here almost 11 years and the neighborhood isn't what it used to be, but since we don't want to make a lateral move, the hard part may be finding a new place to live that we can both be happy with

Mr Scale was not as happy with me as I expected. I lost 3lbs and then got on the scale this morning to find I'd gained 2 of them back. sigh.

LGW, congratulations!

Kuukie, both our Hubby's are in the doghouse today!

Jude, my schedule has changed so much over the summer I'm having the same problem with 'what day is It?"

akelly728
07-21-2014, 07:00 PM
Hi everyone....dang last post was 7/8. I am failing at my goal of posting more often in July. These days just get away from me. had TOM last week and had my boy in Dallas spending the work week with me. We actually stayed on plan most of the time, but the weekends are still my devil. Woke up late this morning and forgot to weigh in - almost missed my flight. On the flip side (good news lol) I am going out tonight and getting a scale for here. Stopped lugging my home one with me, so I need something to see the daily progress as that seems to directly impact me. Found my log book I kept in 2009-2010 when I lost 50 pounds...getting back to that method since it obviously helped me see the losses and gain every day and it was a manual paper/pen method so I didn't have to be online.

I will read all the daily posts but just wanted to drop in and say hi :)

Rennie, girl I hear you. Up and down and up and down. I keep telling myself I want a CUTE patagonia pull over for winter but unless I lose these lbs I won't be able to fit into anything but a hefty bag or fleece blanket lol.

patchwork, yikes so sorry :( We are re-doing the kitchen too (just granite and tile backsplash and painting the whole downstairs). My boy and roommate have both been great at coordinating with contractors, etc. I feel bad since I'm always gone, but having a great support system is priceless. I know you are tough and I'm sure you husband really appreciates how strong you are.

lili, great post! Monday's were invented to get everyone back in the saddle right?? :) Maybe thats my problem...lol.

LGW, congrats on 230's!!!

Sarah, good luck on weigh in!

lotsakids
07-21-2014, 07:54 PM
7/8 - 181 Walked outside 5 miles
7/9 - 181 5 miles outside
7/10 180.2 5 miles outside
7/11 179.6 5 miles outside
7/12 179.6 5 miles outside
7/14 180.2 walked 5 miles outside
7/15 179.8 - walked outside 5 miles.
7/16 179.4 - walked outside 5 miles
7/17 180.0 straight up - 5 miles outside
7/18 179.0 5 mile walk outside
7/21 178.6 5 mile walk outside after NOT walking this weekend.

I feel like I should weigh 5 pounds more after this weekend, ate way too much. Perhaps it will haunt me tomorrow :P

Kukkie84
07-22-2014, 07:23 AM
Good morning everyone!

akelly - good to see you :)

I'm down 0.8 to 193.1. Yay me. Working from home today, guess why? Peanut is sick AGAIN! Argh. Guess it's a good thing that I made a few different meals on Sunday night. No excuse not to eat well today.

lotsakids
07-22-2014, 05:23 PM
7/8 - 181 Walked outside 5 miles
7/9 - 181 5 miles outside
7/10 180.2 5 miles outside
7/11 179.6 5 miles outside
7/12 179.6 5 miles outside
7/14 180.2 walked 5 miles outside
7/15 179.8 - walked outside 5 miles.
7/16 179.4 - walked outside 5 miles
7/17 180.0 straight up - 5 miles outside
7/18 179.0 5 mile walk outside
7/21 178.6 5 mile walk outside after NOT walking this weekend
7/22- 178.8--5 mile walk (actually MARCH) outside.

I agreed to go to court with a friend who is divorcing after 32 years because her husband "fell in love" with a 19 year old and got her pregnant. The whole situation makes me so angry. On a better note, my friend got everything, and he didn't even get the girl. She left him.

patchworkpenguin
07-22-2014, 11:10 PM
Yesterday's news from Hubby was that our car may need a new engine.

But today absolutely nothing exciting happened which was a welcome change.

Kelly, our house was built in the 50's, the last time the kitchen was redone was in the 70's. I painted the dark cabinets but that's the only thing we've updated since we moved in. We aren't planning anything more than new cabinets, tile rather than linoleum floor, and faux granite countertops. I am insisting on an underhang sink.

Lotsakids, sounds like your friend's DH is getting what he deserves.

Kukkie84
07-23-2014, 09:58 AM
Donna - good for your friend. And as for the guy, karma is a you know what.

I'm down 0.2 to 192.9 today. Yay me. I was supposed to go out for lunch a girlfriend from work today, had my meal already planned based on the online menu. Only I just got an email from her saying that she didn't come into the office today and sorry for the short notice. I'm a bit annoyed because she knows I don't drive into work, so when we have lunch planned then I don't bring anything with me. So now I don't have lunch and will likely have to resort to some sort of fast food. I'm not mad, I'm really not. But I'm annoyed because I was on a really great downward trend. Argh.

lotsakids
07-23-2014, 12:24 PM
7/8 - 181 Walked outside 5 miles
7/9 - 181 5 miles outside
7/10 180.2 5 miles outside
7/11 179.6 5 miles outside
7/12 179.6 5 miles outside
7/14 180.2 walked 5 miles outside
7/15 179.8 - walked outside 5 miles.
7/16 179.4 - walked outside 5 miles
7/17 180.0 straight up - 5 miles outside
7/18 179.0 5 mile walk outside
7/21 178.6 5 mile walk outside after NOT walking this weekend
7/22- 178.8--5 mile walk (actually MARCH) outside.
7/23 - 178.8 - 5 miles outside to the creek and day 3 of the plank challenge.

jollyjude
07-23-2014, 02:28 PM
Hi everyone!

Lili - good for you getting right back at it

Kukkie - Some people don't think past themselves, hope you found something acceptable to eat for lunch.

I am down to 175.8 today, and am finally off for 3 weeks vacation.
Should be able to get a lot of yard work done - I am planning on doing some "creative landscaping", so should get in lots of exercise.
I have an out-of-town wedding to go to beginning of August, and am hoping I can keep myself under control!

LGW
07-23-2014, 08:37 PM
OK I am finally back to my weight when I started my job in Aug 2012 and also the weight I was when I stopped going to step aerobics! Back to step aerobics tonight! :-)

patchworkpenguin
07-23-2014, 11:58 PM
Nothing stressful happened today! :carrot:

Sarah2468
07-24-2014, 07:20 AM
Penguin -- Your post made me laugh. I hope today is stress-free too!
LGW -- CONGRATS! Enjoy step aerobics, and being back at a milestone weight.

Weigh in on Tues was the same. No gain, no loss. I'm trying not to get too frustrated with myself (but just frustrated enough to DO more about it). Then last night I went on eating and drinking overload with a friend (it was really fun, but waaaaaay too many calories). This kind of thing will make next Tuesday's weigh in unimpressive. And I have a party to go to on Sunday.

Kukkie84
07-24-2014, 08:15 AM
Up 1.6 to 194.5. Combination of horrible food for lunch (chips, what was I thinking?) and then a really late dinner and not nearly enough water. Just have to keep going at it. The day that I give up will be the day that I fail. These off eating days are just setbacks. I will get there.

lili8184
07-24-2014, 08:37 AM
Hey all- woke up down 2.2 lbs this morning- I believe we call that a woooosh! I have FINALLY lost the rest of the weight I gained over last weekend! This weekend will be better, I promised it to myself! We do have a charity crab feast tomorrow, but crab in and of itself is not bad for me. I just have to watch for the side dishes and such... wish me luck! I really want to be down another 5 lbs. before vacation- which is in just 2 weeks! So I really need to be dedicated to reach that goal. Have a great day!

akelly728
07-24-2014, 09:27 AM
Work week is almost over in 6 hours! Thankfully! What a stressful week; but on the positive side, I have remained on plan all 4 days of traveling, ran 4 miles total between Tues and Wed, and have had a major whoosh on the scale to reward me! Went from 241.3 to 236.7 since Monday. Of course it's mostly water weight from TOM but hey - pounds are pounds!

kukkie, hope peanut is feeling better! Great mindset- you can always go back down, just don't ever quit the game completely!

lotsakids, great progress and lots of walking! Good for you!

patchwork, wow that's a lot to do in 1 project! I agree on the under-mounted sinks, so much cleaner and nicer. Sorry to hear about the car troubles - when money gets ready to go out, it always goes in droves for some reason!

jollyjude, wow 3 weeks vacation! I don't know if I would ever be able to return, ha!

lili, that's a crazy awesome WHOOSH!!!!! congrats!! Conquering this weekend with a loss or at least maintaining my loss from the work week is my goal too. We can do it!

Rennie, haven't seen you post this week yet- hope everything is going well :)

jollyjude
07-24-2014, 12:49 PM
Hi everyone!
Down 1 lb. to 174.8 this morning.

akelly - Wow, great loss - who cares how you get it!!!:D

lili - Great loss for you too. I am really hoping to lose 5 lbs. for August, as I have a wedding to go to out of town on the 9th. Let's encourage each other and do this together!!:hug:

Kukkie - Great attitude. We have all suffered setbacks, and we have all had those comebacks to get past them. You can do it!:cheer:

Penguin - I hear you!! I am hoping for stress free today.
Yesterday first thing, I wiped out on the supermarket floor on a puddle of water I didn't see - just like in the cartoons when they slip on a banana peel and go way up in the air and right back down. Nothing graceful about it:eek:, and of course there was an audience:yikes:
Then I ended up having a back tooth pulled after last weeks unsuccessful and painful root canal. I couldn't wait 3 weeks to see the specialist, so I called my dentist to just pull it, and he got me in right away. It bled a lot longer than it should have, but has stopped now and doesn't hurt nearly as much as it did with the tooth there.

Hope everyone has a good day!

lotsakids
07-24-2014, 03:35 PM
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7/8 - 181 Walked outside 5 miles
7/9 - 181 5 miles outside
7/10 180.2 5 miles outside
7/11 179.6 5 miles outside
7/12 179.6 5 miles outside
7/14 180.2 walked 5 miles outside
7/15 179.8 - walked outside 5 miles.
7/16 179.4 - walked outside 5 miles
7/17 180.0 straight up - 5 miles outside
7/18 179.0 5 mile walk outside
7/21 178.6 5 mile walk outside after NOT walking this weekend
7/22- 178.8--5 mile walk (actually MARCH) outside.
7/23 - 178.8 - 5 miles outside to the creek and day 3 of the plank challenge
7/24 - 178.0 - 5 miles outside and day 4 of the plank challenge.

I just made a yummo lunch! I mixed a drained can of tuna with onion, lemon, cilantro, and tomato and had it on top of 2 baked corn tortillas, with green salsa. Almost ceviche.

Kukkie84
07-25-2014, 07:49 AM
Down 0.8 to 193.7. And we're back at the weekend :lol:

I will be good!

Sarah2468
07-25-2014, 11:23 AM
Lotsakids--love the new photo! And yesterday's lunch sounds yummy.

Food yesterday was good, but no time for exercise. I will go for a walk this afternoon between work and my evening activities.

lili8184
07-25-2014, 02:53 PM
I hate working harder in the gym only to see a gain the next morning! I know it is temporary and there are all types of factors as to why it happens, but still.. SO DISCOURAGING! Have a great weekend all!

jollyjude
07-26-2014, 12:37 PM
Down 0.6 from yesterday to 174.0.

Lili - I find I usually gain a little the day after really strenuous exercise, but I try to re-hydrate well, and it usually comes off plus more after about a day. Hope that happens for you too!

Kukkie - have a good and focused weekend!

love2b150
07-26-2014, 08:41 PM
Ok catching up from page 7 ... 7/20

LGW :congrat: on the new decade :high: I've always wanted to try step aerobics, have fun :)

Sarah, you're the sweetest. :hug: this week has been different. When I get home I'm so tired I surely don't want anything heavy and when I'm at work, I can only eat what I bring and I have 30 minutes ... before 2pm so sometimes it's shorter but it works :) Still reading but I hope you had a nice weigh in :crossed: Glad you had fun with your friend :)

Kukkie, yes you do have this :high: Hope Peanut is better :hug: Kukkie sorry about the lunch outing being canceled. I hope you found something good (OP) to eat. ... oops chips, my weakness also. You'll get back on track, you always do :hug: Kukkie glad to see the scale moving down for you, have a great weekend ... see you next week :)

lili still reading but I hope you got back to the grilled chicken dinners and the water weight is gone :crossed: Oh my goodness lili, I so wish I could have joined you for the crab feast. I love blue crab. I miss that about living up north. I could get them whenever I wanted :) lili I agree with you on the scale after a great workout, maddening :hug:

Wow Penguin, how do you feel about moving? Will it be far from your parents? Penguin :yay: for no stress days :)

akelly, that doesn't mean you aren't going to post here anymore? I hope that's not what you mean. :hug: I have all of my old journals also. I did both for a while after I discovered 3FC. It is interesting what worked before. I don't think it would work for me this time though. I ate a lot of frozen meals (didn't pay attention to sodium in 2010-2011). Nice whoosh :high: Every things going well, my only day off is Sunday so I can catch up on Saturday evening since I don't have to go to bed early :)

Donna love the new avatar :) Pretty, Love the hair cut and color. :) Good for your friend and though it's hard, she deserves better. I could write a book on this subject. smh ... I don't know what goes through peoples heads. Glad she has you for a friend :hug: bless her. Plank challenge go you :high: Donna lunch sounded good on the 24th :drool:

Jude I believe you will do fine at the wedding :) Like I've been told eat the good healthy stuff then if you have room had a small piece of the cake/dessert. Just a thought :) Enjoy your vacation :) Nice whoosh :high: Oh my goodness Jude, I hope you're ok? Did they manager say anything at the supermarket? Glad that tooth is gone and not going to give you anymore trouble. Sorry about the excessive bleeding, that happens to me also when I have a tooth pulled. Nice loss today :)

Well I've had a pretty productive week scale wise. I get so hot and sweaty it's a great workout. My arms are getting stronger and I have managed to lose all of the weight I gained during my binges. I am actually at my ticker weight again after seeing 166 this month. Hoping to end this month at 155. Then next month I want to hit my name goal of 150 (love to be 150 :D) that would be a treat. I am hoping to be at my all time goal of 132 by December 31. As long as I can control myself on Sunday's I'll be straight :crossed:

Sarah2468
07-28-2014, 05:46 AM
Rennie--Congrats on the loss and I'm so glad that work is proving to be a good thing and that the scale is rewarding you with all your hard work! Soon you're going to have to change your name as 150 comes and goes!
Lili--I hope the scale has done a better job of showing your efforts.
JollyJude--keep up the good work...you're so close to your goal!

I had a decent weekend. Not enough exercise, but better than the last few weekends. This is proving to be a slow process for me and I'm trying to not get frustrated. My fall schedule will be more open and give me more time to exercise...I just have to make it through August without "giving up" and then hopefully I can be more consistent.

Kukkie84
07-28-2014, 08:10 AM
I had a nice whoosh on Sunday, but then a bunch of factors collided with a gain this morning. However it is an overall loss from Friday, so I'll take it. 193.3 this morning. We have a new team member joining us today, so we're going out for lunch. The good news is that I forgot and so what I made for lunch, I can have for dinner without having to worry about it when I get home.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Rennie good to see you :hug:

akelly728
07-28-2014, 10:01 PM
So my birthday is today (turning 28 on the 28th so has to be a lucky year right??)..celebrated this weekend. Did keep a loss for last week of 3 pounds, so that's good to me! Worked out 3 times for a total of 6 miles jogged. My best week in a while. My team took me out to dinner tonight and the hotel had cake waiting for me in my room, soooo today derailed! Back on track tomorrow and continue losing!!

Rennie, glad to see you back :) Congrats on the loss and getting to ticker weight!!

Kukkie, great silver lining positivity!

Sarah, nice work! Consistency is the key. Once you and I achieve that, we will be unstoppable! Ha :)

jude, 174 nice! I cannot wait to be in those numbers! Hope you are recovering from the supermarket fall. Was there any signage around the wet area? If not, that's extremely dangerous and leaves them wide open to legal issues! Hope you are not hurt.

lili, yes I too cannot stand when the scale bounces up after I've laid it all in the gym or on the trail. Frustrating but have to hope the new muscle helps me in the long run!

Kukkie84
07-29-2014, 09:12 AM
Happy belated Birthday akelly! :bday2you: Despite the derailment, I hope you had a fabulous day! Back on track today. Go get 'em.

I have to stop going to lunches with my team. The whole team, fine. But the random lunches with colleagues just because, I think I need to stop. I do well for a few days, and then that one lunch causes me so much grief. I brought my own food today, so good for me. But I'm just annoyed. I went through 4 different outfits today, because I absolutely did not like the way anything looked on me.

patchworkpenguin
07-29-2014, 10:03 AM
I haven't had a very healthy week but somehow managed to lose a pound.

Happy Birthday Kelly!!!

Rennie, I'm not upset about moving, but we need to talk more about where to move to, and all the fun stuff about purging, cleaning, fixing, and putting on the market. Apparently, Hubby hadn't intended to tell me until he had done more research, to present it in a better light.

Donna, nice Avatar shot.

ETA: My Dad had a Dr appointment today and found that Back Surgery is in his future, to fuse a few L's together. He's not sure when yet, but recovery is going to be 6 months of 'taking it easy', not his favorite thing.

Sarah2468
07-29-2014, 02:27 PM
Happy birthday akelly!!!!! I hope your day was great. Yes, 28 on the 28th should make for a magical year. When is your London trip? Is it this year or next?
Kukkie I have had a slew events, lunches, dinners, parties, etc., this summer and as much as I like the social aspect, I feel like you do...it just gets old to do well for a few days then go out and undo all the hard work. And we all understand going through outfits till you find something that you don't hate. Hang in there.
Penguin--lucky you! Just think how good next week can be if you do have a healthy week.

Today was my weigh in day. 219. Boy it's going slowly, but it's better than going up. And we're going away this weekend, so eating well will probably be a challenge. I hope I don't end up going back up into the 220s next week.

love2b150
07-29-2014, 09:21 PM
Ha Sarah, thanks ... I sure hope so I seem to be stuck at 157 point something. I have never seen 156 (that I can remember anyway) :) Sure would be nice. How are you doing? Are you doing the just for today? Please don't get frustrated and definitely don't give up. If you need me to come in here just to say, "hey Sarah!" I can do that and I know how well the accountability here works and when the threads slow down it seems like a bummer when you are talking to yourself (I've done that more times than a few here over the years :hug:) Good luck with your eating this weekend :crossed: Tell the 220's NO MORE :hug:

Thanks Kukkie :hug: YAY for whooshes :high: I'd like to have one good 3lb one soon :) Glad your lunch and dinner yesterday fell well together. I love when that happens :) How's Peanut? better I hope. :hug: Kukkie that happens to me also, just one off point meal messes with the numbers (all bloat) and it is quite frustrating ... but it does get better when we get back OP thank goodness. You've got this :)

:celebrate: akelly it's good you enjoyed your birthday. :) Thanks on the weight loss and back at cha :high:

Penguin how nice to have a loss with an off plan week, ditto what Sarah said, you'll come down more eating ON POINT I'm sure :)

I'm holding at 157 point something so I don't think I'll get my wish for 155 by Thursday unless I get one of you all's whooshes :crossed: Sending everyone :goodvibes:

Here's the new thread for August ...

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-lb-club/298213-august-wind-blow-pounds-away-2014-daily-check-accountability-thread.html#post5048357

Kukkie84
07-30-2014, 08:14 AM
I also don't think I'm going to hit the 80s by Thursday. I am down from yesterday's up. -0.9 to 193.4 today. I also cancelled lunch with a friend today and brought my own food. Leaving work early today as well because Peanut is getting needles, so at least I'll have time to make dinner this evening.

Sarah2468
07-30-2014, 09:25 AM
Rennie--Thanks for the pep talk and the offer to come in more to say hi. I always love seeing you here because you bring a sparkle and shine to the place! But I can also wait for you on the weekends when your schedule allows. I won't give up (at least that's not in the plans!). My mantra to myself is that I just have to keep trying and even if it comes off super slow, it's better than gaining or not coming off at all. Though I'd love to take off the next 50 lbs this winter, if it's not till summer, that's fine too. And yes, I have been doing some Just for Today stuff with myself usually about once a week to refocus on some aspect.

I bet you hit 155 soon, even if not on Thursday. Congrats for being soooo close to the lowest you can remember!

Kukkie--good job bringing your own food and not going out. :) Peanut getting needles? Just regular shots, or something else? I hope all is okay.

Kukkie84
07-30-2014, 09:53 AM
Sarah - just regular 18 month needles that he was supposed to get a couple weeks ago. But schedules and then him being sick led to a delay. But want to make sure he has them before we go on vacation at the end of August.

patchworkpenguin
07-30-2014, 05:18 PM
Some of the girls at my church knitting group were talking about yoga classes held at the church, so I tried some yoga dvd workouts today. I'm not the biggest fan of yoga, I tend to get bored holding poses for more than a few seconds, but once I get started I enjoy the challenge of remaining upright :p and seeing if I can improve my poses each time.

My dad's back problem is apparently congenital, added to that my Mom had a similar surgery when she was about my age, so all this is another reason to get back to exercise.

Hubby bought a used motor for our car. He's bringing it home today, then we get to change the motor out, which should take a few days. Good times. At least the weather has cooled off for a few days. This car is his daily driver, but also the car that we tow behind the camper so no 'fun' until its fixed

jollyjude
07-30-2014, 09:48 PM
Hi everyone, weight today 173.8.

akelly - Happy belated Birthday!!

Rennie - Glad to see your update and that you are back down and on track

Penguin - Yay for the loss, sometimes our bodies surprise us in a nice way!

Sarah - Hang in there, you can do this. Just look at what you have already lost, and even though it may not be as much as you want, it is progress, and you should be proud of that.

As for me, no damage done from the supermarket fall, except to my pride(there were no signs posted, btw).
My weight has been in a holding pattern, so I am hoping for a decent drop soon - seems to a pattern with me. I haven't been drinking enough water lately either, for some reason, so am being more vigilant with that today.

akelly728
07-30-2014, 09:50 PM
What a busy week on here, you ladies are killing it! Thanks for all the birthday wishes :) Means a lot for sure!

Kukkie, I hear ya on the lunches. I used to be the same way - now I make it a point to just eat in when people get up and head out to 4 different places, all yummy and full of carbs. My hotel is like 5 mins away so if I find myself having to get out, I head to the hotel and have my healthy lunch. Proud of you!

patchwork, ouch! Sounds like a painful process; hoping things go smoothly and recovery is "simple" and quick for his sake (and yours)!! Good luck with the car and yoga. I used to have a 2002 Mustang GT and my ex boyfriend would tinker with it..I always felt like it was more broken after he "got done working on it". Sounds like if your hubby is doing a full motor swap, he obviously has a clue so should be done soon!

Sarah, my London trip was June sooo I didn't hit my goal AND I haven't spent the time to update the signature, lol. Not a good look for me ;) It was a great trip; was not at my ideal weight but can't stop enjoying life just because my mouth, brain and belly can't get their act together at the same time :)

Rennie, sending a whoosh vibe your way girl. You deserve it for all the hard work you've put in to drop from mid 60's to 50's lately. Killing it!! Just joined the Aug thread :) Well, set my placeholder.

jude, just saw you posted - glad there is no external or internal damage! I know about the pride thing. At work I was rolling forwards in the chair trying to scoot over to a coworker (not very far away) and the carpet was weird so the chair did not roll smoothly and before I even realized it, the chair was tipping forward b/c the wheel was stuck on the carpet and my body did not stop moving...so tipsy turny down I went. Was not a cute or graceful tumble. Just an awkward "how did you do that" moment. Cute coworker STILL gives me heck on that.

patchworkpenguin
07-30-2014, 11:47 PM
We got the engine. We moved it off the truck bed and onto the driveway. Hubby realized he would need to order a few things online for it. Its a 1980 car/engine and most local stores don't carry parts for cars that old.

Kelly, this will be the second engine swap that Hubby and I have done together but I'm hoping I will be more of a cheerleader role and less mechanic. He put himself though aircraft mechanic school by working as a car mechanic in his 20's. What is it about guys and car tinkering anyway?

Jude, the body surprise I'm used to is 'you've been on plan for weeks but I still gained 5 lbs!" HA

Kukkie84
07-31-2014, 08:22 AM
Boo, ending my month with a gain. Up to 195.5 this morning. I've been eating these 90 calorie Fibre 1 brownies lately. They're sooo good, I get my afternoon chocolate fix and an extra dose of fibre, which is great. Except when I don't keep up with my water intake. Sigh. August will be better.

lotsakids
07-31-2014, 01:00 PM
I've been MIA due to VBS this week! It is going great though and we are having lots of fun.

177.8 this morning (lots of dancing with the kids in addition to my 5 mile walks and the plank challenge :)

jollyjude
07-31-2014, 01:24 PM
Ending the month at 173.8 - Down 9 lbs. for the month, but have been at a stall for the last week.

Kukkie - I agree, August will be better:)

patchworkpenguin
07-31-2014, 05:11 PM
I did 30min of cardio and hope to add-on a short yoga workout this evening.

This is TOM week so I've gained but I'm not counting it. :p