100 lb. Club - Weekly Weigh In August 23-29




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tolose85
08-22-2004, 05:20 PM
Hello everybody!

Time to report the happenings of last week, SOOOOO what's happening?

I am happy to report 2 lbs down to 157.

How'd you do?


faded_moon
08-22-2004, 06:49 PM
hey gretchen wohoo for u. THats great 2lbs down. Iw ish i coudl say i had that great news but i dont.

I stayed the same this week but considering i have been binging because i am nervous bout heading off to college this week i am just glad i didnt gain. I guess that is ap lus right? I'll do better once i am settled in and can start school.

howie6267
08-22-2004, 08:16 PM
Great going Gretchen. You are the incrediable shrinking woman. Keep trying Elle you can do it. At least you maintained.


mezmerize
08-23-2004, 02:58 AM
Yeah Gretchen 2 lbs gone!!

Elle your doing fine. You'll get there. You have so many wonderful hints. Stay strong girl!!
Mez

Scuttle
08-23-2004, 08:58 AM
Down 2.5 pounds. This marks the only time in 3 months that I've lost consistently 2 weeks in a row.

I think maybe my problem is just that I'm wacky in terms of water retention, not even related to particular times of the month. I can gain or lose 4 pounds in a 24 hour period, which is obviously silly, so just water fluctuation. I don't know. Strange.

Annie-Rose
08-23-2004, 09:16 AM
Well done Gretchen - you are an inspiration. Howie and Sarah I tracked your progress last week and I was so excited - FANTASTIC!
Elle - I really hope this week goes well for you. Everyone's right you can do it!
Scuttle 2.5 lost! well done. I hope you have agreat week this week!

Thanks for the warm welcome and birthday wishes - I had a great time and I've lost 1 pound this week so thats 5 in total and I'm 217 now.
love Annie x

suzie76
08-23-2004, 01:26 PM
Hi,

I'm starting over today. I braved the scale for the first time in weeks-ugh!

Starting over weight: 209.5, a gain of 10.5 pounds from my lowest weight of 199. Maybe I was scared to be in onderland? Oh well, better to start now before I gain back any more.

Sherry

01/03-sw 256
total loss-46.5 lbs
goal-somewhere around 150-160
short term goal-20 lbs lost by Xmas-down to 189

lessofsarahtolove
08-23-2004, 01:27 PM
Hello, all! :wave:

Great job to all the LOOZAHS out there! (Gretchen, glad to hear that plateau has gone the way of all evil things!)

Annie-Rose, thanks for the kind thoughts and enthusiasm! That stuff just gets me so motivated, I really appreciate it! Congrat's on the pound, girlfriend -- in spite of birthday celebrations!

Elle, you and I have spoken about this, but you're doing everything you can to set yourself up for success, and I have faith that you'll sort out the logistics and that it will all work out. You will make it happen, because you are strong, motivated, and resourceful. :goodvibes

Last week showed a 3 pound loss for me, I'm happy to report, so I'm currently at 227, and 57 pounds down.

Can't wait to hear more good news from folks!

barbygirl43
08-23-2004, 01:40 PM
Congrats to all the losers!!! Such great success this past week.
I guess I can report that I'm officially in a plateau. I've been fluctuating between 267 and 262 for a month. This week I'm back up 5 pounds to 267.5 Not sure what is going on here. I know I only had 1 or 2 "bad days" if you even want to call them that. It's time for me to evaluate my plan make some changes.

I know I'll be happy when this thing ends.

Tammy32
08-23-2004, 01:58 PM
Gretchen, Thank goodness that plateau is leaving the building. 2 pounds was fantastic!! I'm sure it was a huge relief to see the loss this week. Way to go!!

Jennifer, Water retention does indeed whack out your weight sometimes. Do you notice any visible swelling? There might be a problem if you are consistently swollen and you might need to consult a doctor and possibly seek out a water pill and rule out any other problems. Congratulations are losing two weeks in a row!!

Elle, You can get through this! Don't trick your brain every week to think that once you get past a certain problem then you will do better. I almost made that mistake when I quit smoking and knew that I was over the cravings and should not be eating the way I was. I think it could turn into a vicious cycle and before you know it you are gaining back alot of weight because there are always new issues coming up to deal with. Elle, you are doing so well. You have accomplished so much so far!! I wish I could have done it when I was your age. You are quite an inspiration for me to get under 200 pounds and stay under it. I want to be where you are at. I'm really happy that you maintained!! That was so much better than a gain for sure. Just remember we are here for you and when you are having a hard time we can help you get through it. You are not alone. You have way more strength than you know you just have to pull it from within and utilize it for your gain. Let us know how your first day of school goes. Be strong, you can do it!!

Annie-Rose, Wow!! It was your Birthday week and you still managed to lose a pound! That is awesome!

Sherry, Girl, I hear ya on the Onderland frights. I hit 201, quit smoking, and gained back 9 pounds. You and I are pretty close to the same weight and definately close on the amount gained back. I'm sure we both have alot of the same emotions going on.

Sarah, I think that the weekly challenge certainly worked in your favor. Your hard work really paid off!! I'd do the, "Go Sarah, It's your Birthday", but Amy Jo is the only one that can really pull it off. Maybe she will grace us with it the next time she is on. I'm proud of you Sarah.

I'm happy to report that I lost 2 pounds this week. I'm finally on my way back down from the nine pounds I had gained back while quitting smoking. So, a total of 3 of the 9 is gone. Only 6 more pounds to go to get back to where I was at. I'm still disgusted at the fact that I have to lose this weight that I had already taken off. It seems like such a waste of time. I know that quitting smoking was a great thing but it does not change the fact that I am upset at myself for gaining back pounds that worked so hard to take off to begin with. I think once I have lost the remaining six pounds it will be easier to get past this guilt.

You all have a wonderful week!!

Ivanna B. Skinny
08-23-2004, 02:50 PM
Good Afternoon All!

First--CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LOSERS THIS WEEK!!!!!
Im so very proud of you!!
I had a prety hard week, though. I exercised and ate onplan till last night, and it kind of threw me for a loop. I was sick all night, and REALLY regretting the pound cake with REAL whipped cream I had the gall to eat! Shame on me! Plus, TOM is 2 weeks late, and Im getting kind of ancy about it. I wouldnt be upset if I were pregnant, I would be suprised though! I've been obsessing about it a little, and worrying alot. Iv'e already chewed my fingernails almost to the bone (gross!) Plus, on top of the, my 15 month old has Bronchitis--which is not a pretty sight. So, long story short, I've lost 1/2 a pound this week, which is infinatly better than gaining, so I'm OK about it. Anyhoo-- thats my life in a nutshell, thanks for listening!

howie6267
08-23-2004, 02:56 PM
I did the same thing Tammy. I gained 9 also and it is a lot easier once you get it off. The hardest part is over now. You started losing again and that is the hardest thing to do after a gain. I am sure you will take it off and then some. Keep up the good work you are doing great things for you and your family.

Br00klyn
08-23-2004, 11:17 PM
You go Girlies! :cheer:

Congrats to all the losers! ;) I won't be weighing in until Saturday so we'll see then. My plan is to stay on track all this week, NO TREATS! Will drink water.. And will workout at least 4 times. :D

Ivanna B. Skinny
08-24-2004, 10:42 AM
:D GUESS WHAT!!! :o
I cheated and weighed this am, since I was really bloated yesterday--and Im down another 1.5, so thats 2 for this week! Im really relieved,too, because, 1/2 a pound was really dissappointing!

Inca's Momma
08-24-2004, 01:04 PM
My official weigh-in day was Monday, and I was at 310.5. But I re-weighed this morning after TOM left and was down to 309.

mezmerize
08-25-2004, 12:42 PM
Well I hopped on my scale this morning… looked down and rubbed my eyes… hopped off it then back on … I did this 6 more times. It said 226!! I wasn’t sure if I was reading it wrong or step on it differently. I did try moving my feet higher /lower it’s amazing how much one can adjust their feet on a scale. LOL :goodscale
I just couldn’t believe it!! I’m so so happy! :dance:
I had been stuck at 229 for 3 weeks! I was trying hard to keep a good attitude. To be honest it was starting to bother me.

Gretchen – You know I thought of you each time my scale said 229. I said to myself it’s just a plateau. When I 1st found 3FC’s I recall reading about you going through yours. You didn’t give up and look at you now!!! You really inspired me to keep going.:hat:

Sarah – Your helpful hints with water did wonders. Plus I think the weekly challenge may have kicked that plateau and sent me once more to weight loss.:thanks:

Elle- What can I say you’ve been there for me every night on yahoo. Encouraging me and giving me advice. I’m really glad you’re my weight loss buddy. :high:

To everyone on else Thanks you’ve made me lol and think.
You’re ALL so wonderful! Words go beyond describing! HUGZ
Mez

howie6267
08-25-2004, 01:12 PM
Way to go Mez. Great job.

Charbar
08-25-2004, 04:10 PM
Congrats to all!
Gretchen.. is it just me or are you losing 1-2 lbs EVERY week? the weight has been just slidding off of you!

I had my 15 week obgyn appt yesterday. I've lost 5 lbs in the past month!! Pregnancy is the best diet of all! I've been trying to eat healthy.. (not always) But I know my meals are smaller. I get full faster.
The doctor is not worried at all - at this rate.. a 25 lb gain only seems achievalble!!


Dana

tolose85
08-25-2004, 05:18 PM
Great Job Mez!! And to the rest of you losers! Whoo hooow

Dana- I wish the weight was just sliding off me!! I was actually stuck on a 5 week plateau.. I am finally losing again... 15 more to go baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How are you feeling?? I hope everything is going well for you!! We miss you!

djs06
08-25-2004, 10:18 PM
WOW!!! Look at all these losses! You are all doing so great.

Dawnayal, I hear you. Don't give up- let us know when you reevaluate. YOu will be fine!

I'm going to wait until Friday to officially weigh in- I've had a reeeeeeeeally bad week, but at least I've gotten to the gym for the most part. I will be releived if I only show a gain of a pound or two, but hopefully by friday i will be back to "normal."

Tammy32
08-26-2004, 12:28 PM
Way to go Amy Jo!! I think the week challenge really did good things for us.

Kimberlie, Congrats on your good week!

Mez, I am so happy that you saw a loss this week after your three weeks of being at a standstill. Yeah, it is hard to keep a good attitude when you are doing everything right and nothing is happening. Great job at getting throught it.

Dana, How are you doing? I miss you being around. Great to hear that you are having positive results with your weight right now. I always became a big pig about the 6th month and that is when I really packed on the pounds. Luckily, this past pregnancy gestational diabetes knocked me up side of the head and gave me a reality check. It gave me a huge wake-up call and inspired me to lose this weight after the pregnancy. You are doing just wonderful Dana. You are giving yourself and your baby a great gift by staying healthy. :)

Ivanna B. Skinny
08-26-2004, 02:22 PM
Hi All!! Just thought Id check in. All is well here. Hows everybody else doing??

howie6267
08-26-2004, 05:01 PM
Hello everyone. I am down 2 more this week for a total of 56lbs.

mezmerize
08-27-2004, 05:55 PM
Gretchen – Splendid ness!!

Elle – I’m sure once you start school and go to that Free ( lucky you) gym you’ll be fine.

Jennifer – Nice loss :)

Annie – I can’t wait to hit the teens congratulations on the loss

Sherry – Yup it’s never to late to start.

Sarah – Magnificent 3 lbs loss!!

Dawn – Plateaus (YUCK) stay strong you can ride it out.

Tammy – excellent loss

Amy Jo – Don’t you just love a loss no matter how much it is. Your right it’s not a gain.

Howie – You have such a wonderful outlook. It’s very inspiring! Good Job on the loss.

Celina – You’ll do it!

Kimberlie – Bye bye nasty 1 lbs of fat !!

Dana – Impressive 5lbs loss

djs06 – It’s great you got your workout.

Thanks for your kind words on my loss.
Mez

Sheila53
08-27-2004, 09:49 PM
Had such a great week that it was a little discouraging to hop on the scale and see a .4 lb. loss. At this rate it's definitely going to take another year. Oh, how I wish I'd done this way before I turned 50! A loss is a loss, however, but it's getting so slow now that I've got under 20 to lose.

For those of you on WW, I'm curious if you're going to try the new Core plan. I need to shake things up a bit so I think I'm going for it at least for a couple of weeks.

Congrats to all you incredible losers out there! :)

howie6267
08-27-2004, 11:46 PM
Hang in there Sheila. It will come off. Sorry it's going so slow for you I know that has to be a pain.

SwimGirl
08-28-2004, 10:45 AM
Well, it's not my weigh in until Monday, but I hopped on the scale because I felt "light" this morning, and my scale is down 5 pounds, but only down 1 since my last weigh in on here. I had put on 4 pounds in the past weeks. I'm excited to see my "real" weigh in on Monday. Yay for my friend Jen who is making me do a silly diet with her! :)

howie6267
08-28-2004, 11:42 AM
Good for you SwimGirl. I am glad you are seeing results. I have been driving myself crazy hopping on and off the scale the last couple of weeks. I promised myself this week that I will only weigh once and that is on Thursday. So we will see how good I am at keeping my promise.

jkfla
08-28-2004, 01:56 PM
after my re evaluation of things i'm happy to report i'm down 2.4 for this week... though i weighed a day early.

congrats to all the losers and to the almost losers... keep going, you can do this!

tolose85
08-28-2004, 05:33 PM
Hey Shelia- I am totally with you. It seems like the last 20 are total killer. They say that the last few are the hardest to lose.. I believe it!! Hang in there! I have to tell myself that every single day...

Charbar
08-28-2004, 05:51 PM
what's the new ww "core plan" sounds interesting.

FindingJackie
08-28-2004, 09:31 PM
Only lost 1/2 lb. this week. :(

I guess next week a new week.

Sheila53
08-28-2004, 09:56 PM
I hear ya, Jackie, but I'll be happy with my .4 lb. loss if you'll be happy with your .5 lb. loss. Deal? The way I started looking at it is that two years ago it probably would have been a .4 lb. gain in one week (or more!).

Dana, the new core plan is where you don't have to count points or weigh food (you eat until you are satisfied--physically, not emotionally, if you know what I mean!) or journal, although you still have 35 flexpoints a week to use. There is a list of healthy food to eat and a list of foods that you would need to include in your 35 flexpoints. For example, I had oatmeal today and I put 1/2 Tbl. of maple syrup on it. The oatmeal was considered "core," but I counted the 1/2 Tbl. of maple syrup as .5 flexpoints. For lunch I had tomato soup (non-creamy), and a salad with 1 Tbl. of light dressing. I had to count the dressing, but not the soup or salad.

So far it's going well. We'll see what the scale says next week.