100 lb. Club - Weekly Chat - 5/24

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05-23-2004, 09:02 PM
Hi Everyone. Didn't see a chat thread, so I thought I'd start one for the week.

I've been doing pretty well on the diet front. Been pretty good about sticking to my 1800 calorie limit and managed to sneak in a few walks this week. I sure hope it show up on the scale tomorrow!!!!

Spent a good part of the weekend gardening. Finally got all my flowers in. I still have my mulch to do, but things are starting to look nice.

My mom and I took some flowers and planted them at my Dad's gravesite. I thought it was going to be really bad, but it was OK.

How is everyone else????

05-23-2004, 10:00 PM
Busy with finals of course.

Pretty blach, I just want summer.

I'm getting really stressed out about Spain. We're trying to figure out how to do money while I'm there now. My dad is absolutely balking about getting a bank card, but I don't want to carry 600-700 dollars in CASH with me! DUHHH. And traveller's checks are so much trouble. GRR. Hoepfully the people at the bank will set him straight tomorrow.

My eating has sucked lately and I don't know why, but I have been exercising. Why can't I just get all the eggs in ONE basket? :dizzy:

how are you?

Ivanna B. Skinny
05-23-2004, 10:50 PM
Sandi, Im glad to hear that you're doing better! ;) I had to weed all of my flowers this weekend, and I refurbish an old patio set my inlaws gave me. I havnt been on-plan with diet or exercise this weekend at all. Tomorrow, I REALLY HAVE to get back on. I always fall off at the end of the week, and than feel horrible come Sunday. Maybe Im just getting bored with it all...I dont really know what else to try though. Oh well, I guess Ill be OK tomorrow. Ive just got the blahs tonight.

05-24-2004, 01:43 PM
Amy Jo, I am just the opposite. Since I changed weigh day to Monday's I always feel like on the weekend I have to really watch it.

Apryl, how nice that you are going to get to go to Spain. That will be alot of fun. The money issue will fall into place.

Sandi, it is good to hear that you are doing so well on getting back on track. From reading the weigh-in thread it really paid off for the week. You are doing so well considering what you have had to go through recently.

I am doing better emotionally. My weeks are all about the same since my husband is deployed to Japan. I try to keep things really stable so the kids don't get to out of control. My 14 year old son really tests my patience. I know it is a hard age but sometimes he just pushes me to the point of just wanting to lock him in his room..hehe...I hope that everyone has a great week!

05-24-2004, 02:38 PM
Tammy - It must be so hard for you - with him gone. How long will he be there? Just hang in there. Remember, we are here for you!!!

Amy Jo - I know exactly what you mean weekends and holidays are the worst. My biggest problem is that I start to blow it sometime on Thursday. That doesn't help.

Apryl - I hope your Dad comes around regarding the bank card. When do you leave? Spain - that is just beyond me. I can't even imagine. You will have such a great time!!

I am so wierd. I made good choices yesterday, but after lunch I realized that I had consumed too many calories to stay within my 1800 limit when I added in dinner (that was already in the crack pot). So instead of going a few hundred over and being satisfied with making good choices - what do I do. I rationalize that I have "blown" it for the day and add in un-needed snacks and dessert. I am a nutjob!!!!

05-24-2004, 02:54 PM
Ohhhhhh Spain.. JEALOUS! That sounds like so much fun! I did lots of gardening this weekend. I think I worked off a few calories so I treated myself to A Strawberry Sundae from Dairy Queen. Only 240 calories. I still stayed within budgeted calories for the day! It felt good to be bad (just a little bad). Hey, I still lost 3 lbs so its ok.. Eventhough my hubby says If I haden't eaten it I probably would have lost 4! Unlikely, but he is my "trainer"... he keeps me in line! (That is truly a love-hate situation ha ha ha). :)

05-24-2004, 07:19 PM
Well this was one busy weekend for me. My son had his birthday party on Sunday. We rented a hotel room Saturday night and him and a friend spent the night and went swimming from 3-6 stopped long enough to eat and rest the stomache and back in till 10. Then I made them come in and take baths and go to sleep. That was around midnight. Then they were in the water from 9-11 and then back in around 1-5. Out long enough to open presents and eat cake. But I can say I enjoyed the hot tub on Saturday. My mom kept my daughter till the party on Sunday. Oh what fun. I was away from all the stress.

April--oh I wish I was you going to Spain but I also agree I would not want to carry cash around with me and travelers checks are so cumbersome.

Tammy--I hope all goes well remember we are all here for you.

Well I must get going take care all.

05-24-2004, 10:52 PM
Got my bank card today! ;)

Sometimes it is really nice to be Daddy's Girl...

05-25-2004, 01:20 AM
hey guys, doing good over here. south beach is being good to me, and amazingly, i'm not tearing my hair out wanting carbs. i know that i can start havin them in less than a week (i'll be done with phase 2) and i'm very motivated by the jump start in losing it gave me. i plan on dropping consistantly now!

well, tonight is my night of relaxation (i'm home alone) so i'm going to take a bubble bath now. g'night!

05-25-2004, 01:40 AM
Sandi, he will be gone until October or November. The days go by quickly though since I am constantly busy. It's really exciting for me to be loosing this weight so he can be so surprised when he comes home. Sandi, I know how bad it can be in making rational judgements. I have been doing really well. I am just the opposite. Even if I go over a little bit I start to freak and guilt myself.

Tamara, Since your weekend was so busy hopefully today you were able to rest and relax a little, but if your household is anything like mine those things don't come easy.

Apryl, Congrats on getting your bank card! :)

Gretchen, It's so nice to have a treat once in a while. Like you, when I treat myself I stay within my calorie range for the day. Have you been going to the gym faithfully? Just checking up to make sure. :drill:

Holly, it's great to hear that you are so back on track. Keep up the great work.

Edit: typos

05-25-2004, 01:46 AM
Well-- I haven't gone to the gym.. IT CLOSED! we got the notice on Friday! Weird too. Luckily I have a few exercise machines here and some free weights. I have been working had in the yard too the past few days. I guess I will have to find another gym or get that walk away the pounds tape back out. YOY! I mean, its weird. All the sudden a sign that says May is the last month!

05-25-2004, 01:56 AM
Well that is not cool Gretchen that they just up and closed. You can do alot of what you did there at home though. Maybe with just a little more inconvienance than the gym. Maybe they were going out of business. I thought that I needed to go the gym also, but I started looking online for exercises I could do at home that would be roughly the equivalent of what I would do at the gym. I just don't have the time to go with a baby to take care of. So, I am just going to start to do it at home. That way my son won't whine and complain when I want to go to the gym for an hour and him being stuck babysitting.

05-25-2004, 05:28 PM
Yuck gretchen. That does seem a bit weird that they would just up and close like that. Personally I like going to a gym but that's one of the sacrifices I gave up by living in podunkville so I use my hubby's free weights and he has one band resistant contraption I try and use. If I had the option I would definitely rather do the gym thing. I know many of them offer free daycare too.

Tammy—it sounds like you have a great attitude about hubby being gone and you're right that's a super gift you're giving to him by losing the weight now.

Apryl—that's great you got the card. I know you won't have to worry so much about the money issue now.

Holly—I'm glad you found something that is working for you. You'll be at goal in no time now.

As for me, I'm feeling better now. I took my couple of days off over the weekend, fasted for most of the day yesterday (thank you for the idea Holly) and am back on track today. I even planned on eating at McD's today and am going to get one of those adult happy meals.

05-26-2004, 05:28 AM
hi people

good to catch up on all your news.

apryl - where are you going in Spain? I lived there for 6 months last year, you will have a great time, especially now you have that bankcard!

gretchen - how strange, to have your gym close on you.....still you can do most of it at home, and it sounds like you're super-motivated...

Tammy - it must be tough, being on your own.....just hang in there!

As for me, I'm having a difficult time at the moment, my mum is very ill in hospital....but, she does, finally seem to be on the mend, and there is a chance that they might actually let her home at the weekend. A couple of days ago, she ate something for the first time in two weeks....that was a good moment!

05-26-2004, 08:39 AM
Claire I am sorry to hear your mom is ill but I am glad she sounds like she is feeling a little better. I have a hard time when my mom has the flu I can only imagine what it would be like to have her in the hospital and not eating for 2 weeks.

05-26-2004, 01:06 PM
Claire, It's good to hear that your mother is on the mend. It is so hard dealing with illness especially with your loved ones. I hope that she does get to come home on the weekend. I bet she is looking forward to getting home and out of the hospital. Keep us posted Claire.

05-26-2004, 02:25 PM
Thanks Tammy. Yup, you're right its really tough......But when I visited today she managed to walk, unaided, along the corridor, and up and down a flight of stairs. Which is great! So the plan is for her to come home on Friday.....she's been told to stop eating low-fat, and start eating full-fat, because she needs building up....so lots of chocolate, cheese and ice-cream....hmmm. Not when I'm around, I hope!

05-26-2004, 04:24 PM
Claire, wow, it does seem like your mom is on the mend. Walking un-aided is a wonderful accomplishment for her. I'm guessing she probably lost alot of weight in those two weeks that she could not eat, so I really hope that she pigs out and gets her strength back. I guess that might be hard for you if you are around during the times she eats. I suppose if you have to you could just step out of the room when she is eating if you are there. It's great that she is going to get to come home earlier than you all thought. Take care Claire it is great that you are able to be with your mom so much while she is in the hospital. I'm sure it means alot to her.

05-26-2004, 05:36 PM
I can certainly realate to how hard it is having a family member sick and in the hospital. It's like the whole world stops and nothing else matters. I'm so glad that she is feeling somewhat better.

Things here are going Ok. I have a doctor appt today. I have come down with an upper respitory infection. Need drugs. I just had one of these a couple of months ago. yuk!!

Hope everyone is enjoying their week!

05-26-2004, 05:37 PM
Hey guys and gals,
well week one of supposedly getting my act back together is over, and I was far from getting my act back together, but somehow Mr. Scale decided to bless me with a 1 lb loss. I was quite pleased. So today I'm really on track. I'm writing every bite, and I've managed to resist munchkins, hershey's kisses, and ordering chinese for lunch (a HUGE temptation!!) So I'm feeling proud. I even spent time with Dr. Phil's book doing some bookwork, and I plan on at least doing muscle exercises tonight, and hopefully jumping rope for 5 minutes. That is one **** of a workout by the way, the first time I did it I almost died of exhaustion. I am ready to kick some butt, that's for sure.

I hope you are all doing well!! hugs to everyone, and it may take a bit before I get back in the full swing of saying howdy to everyone.

05-26-2004, 06:32 PM
Go B.A.! Good job with the Chinese, that's a *really* hard one for me...
Go Holly!

About my trip to Spain for anyone who is interested, I've had a few questions about where I will be going lately, so, here's a little schedule:

June 17th -- we're leaving at 3 a.m. from my home to go to Minneapolis to fly to Chicago to fly into Madrid.
18th-21st --- We will be spending in Madrid with excursions to Segovia and Toledo.
22 & 22 ----- We will be in Grananda with an excursion to Alhambra and Sevilla
25-30 ------- Spending five nights with a Spanish family in Huelva, and one more night in Madrid.
July 1 ------- Flying back to U.S.

I'm SOOO EXCITED. :D:D I've been told to expect walking up to 10 miles/day for the first week, so I need to get practicing on that. Someone kick my butt...

05-26-2004, 06:38 PM
I start a new temp job Monday, unfortunately, it is only part time, for someone's maternity leave.

I have a family reunion picnic this Sunday, that should be fun.

Friday I go back to the gym to be re-evaluated by the head trainer.

BA, baby steps, babe.

Sandi, hope you're feeling better.

Claire, glad your mom's doing better.

BarbyGirl, how was the Adult Happy Meal?

Gretchen, that sucks about your gym.

Apryl, congrats on the bankcard. :cheers:

Tammy, being in a military family is hard. My dad is USAFRes & goes for his 2 weeks soon. *hugs*

Holly, congrats on South Beach!!

IceWoman, sounds like a fun weekend!

Ivanna, I think the blahs are being passed around, I've had them for the last week!

Julie, hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii *waves*

05-26-2004, 06:47 PM
I had such a good day yesterday until....

Well let me get to the good part first. I ate well up through dinner. My salad for dinner from mickey d's was okay and my pedometer doesn't seem to work well but I have one from slimfast that you clip to your shoe that works well. So anyway after eating at McDs I drove the 35 minutes home, strapped the 2 kids into the wagon (William in his car seat and Lilly just in the seat) and started walking. I get to the road in front of the house and realize I'm going to need william's binky so I walk back down the drive and into the house to get him one. I take back off down the road and walk to the cemetery up the road, walk around the cemetery and look at graves and head back home. It's probably about 2 miles total (I'll drive it tonight to see just how far it is). I got home, got william fed and in bed and lilly put to bed as well.

I needed to do some cleanup on the computer. I had to update our anti-virus database (we had 5 viruses BTW) and download a firewall and spyware killer. I highly recommend all of you get these if you don't already. We had over 1000 spyware junk on our computer that has been making it run super-slow. I'm still working on getting a decent free firewall.

So now for the bad. I wasn't really hungry but I had some cappuccino chocolate chunk ice cream in the freezer (it's 3 pts. a serving). Now why I didn't go ahead and measure me out 1 or even 2 servings I still do not know. I had the points for it. But NO I took out the 1/2 gallon (there was about 1/2 a container left) and spoonful by spoonful ate the whole thing :ink: without so much as a second thought. I didn't feel bad about eating all of it either. I just calcuted my point I used eating it and dipped into my flex points. I'm sure I earned a few activity points as well but I never mess with calculating them. I will when I start going down in points.

Lesson learned: do better at my self talk asking the key questions before eating and stop breaking one of my rules I'm trying to set for myself--only eat in the kitchen!

05-26-2004, 08:23 PM
Dawnyal, Don't be to hard on yourself. You realized what you did wrong and you can try to avoid it next time. To avoid temptation I have not really bought any ice cream in so long. I love it, and I don't think I am ready yet to have it in my freezer and it not be a huge temptation for me.

SAPF, good luck with your temp job. Kind of bummer it is only part-time but at least it is something.

Apryl, you are such a lucky girl!! Have a great time on your trip. Wow, 10 miles a day?? You will be getting some great exercise.

Beth Ann, Nice job on the pound loss. It is nice when the scale is good to us when we were not quite as good as we should have been for the week. It's great to hear how motivated you are!!

Sandi, Yuck!! Being sick is the pits. I hope that you are feeling better soon. It really stinks to have just gotten over one a couple of months ago and then come down with another one. Maybe your immunes system is just not back to normal yet from all the stress you have been dealing with and are still dealing with.

05-29-2004, 03:24 PM
funny story -

went swing dancing last night, it was only semi-fun, less good leads (aka males) and surprisingly, all good dancers DIP ME!! they'd stopped even trying because i was so big, you know? (i used to still go to swing at my largest weight). they pretty much wouldn't even ask me to dance, but if they did, no dip. so its really hard for me to get used to... i can't believe they can support my body weight! it's really fun, though!

hey, that might even be an NSV, huh?

05-29-2004, 11:09 PM
Just popping in to say hello ladies and any of the resident gents hanging around. Today was my sons 7th birthday and we had a party at the playground. It was sooooo cold and the wind was tearing all the decorations down. But he had a great time anyway. We went to some memorial day fireworks after and tommorow we are going to the movies. Today was the first time in a long time I had a truely off program day and i feel lousy for it. It was planned but i feel yucky and not satified at all! I feel much less hungry when I eat on plan. I should take note of this but I know it wont be the last time but hopefully it wont happen again for a very long time.

05-30-2004, 01:24 PM
Sorry that you had a bad day Julie. :sorry: Don't beat yourself up to badly. You made a small mistake and it sounds like you took a good lesson from it. That day is behind you now and you have many great days ahead. :flow2:

05-30-2004, 01:36 PM
Took the words right out of my mouth, Tammy!

Holly: Yay! That must be so exciting. Congratulations.

05-30-2004, 01:42 PM
Holly it is just awesome when things like that happen. Makes all the hard work so worth it. :) :)

Claire, did your mom get to come home??

05-30-2004, 05:59 PM
Hi guys, just popping in to say hello.

Julie - its just one day....put it behind you, and I'm sure tomorrow you'lle do better, and feel better..

Holly - thats a great NSV...I love dancing too, but never tried line dancing...

Tammy - thanks for asking, yup, my mum came home on Friday. She's very weak, and very tired, and having difficulties eating much, but at least she is home! I guess it will take around 3 months for her to recover, but at least things are moving in the right direction....

06-03-2004, 11:58 PM
We put our sweet 17 year old dog to sleep today. Thirteen years of companionship just wasn't enough for me, but, sadly, our pets just don't live as long as we'd like them to. She loved kids, and kids loved to hug her because she was soft like a plush teddy bear. We miss her.

I wanted to share a photo of my beautiful girl.

06-04-2004, 11:09 AM
Ahhh, Sheila:

So sorry to hear this. Sending you guys hugs for your sadness. Been there too many times. Take care....

06-05-2004, 01:33 AM
i recognize that picture. i'm so sorry sheila. my pets are my children and although you have som real life babies, furbabies are just as dear to us.

06-05-2004, 03:08 AM
Awwww..I am so sorry to hear that Sheila. That is so rough. Thank you for sharing the beautiful picture of her.

06-05-2004, 11:20 AM
Sorry to hear about the loss of your dear doggie. :(

06-05-2004, 01:35 PM

:cry:I'm so sorry. :grouphug::grouphug:

06-07-2004, 01:40 PM
Sheila -

I just found this. I am so sorry. It's so hard to lose a beloved pet. We know we don't get to keep them forever, but it still hurts so much. (((HUGS)))

06-08-2004, 12:29 PM
She WAS beautiful Sheila, and so lucky to have lived a long, happy life with a loving family that'll never forget her.