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Seren Dee
04-28-2001, 09:12 AM
Can I just say one thing to let it all out at once? Ok, here it goes...


Whoa, amazingly, I feel better!! Ok, not really.

Where'd everyone go!? Once again, I still am not doing well. I must get on the ball, however, because I'm going to Myrtle Beach in mid-july. I'd like to be down to 200 at least. It may not be realistic, especially since it hurts to move much right now, but it's still my goal.

Ok, let me know how you guys are doing!!

Hope to hear from you!

Seren Dee

Seren Dee
04-29-2001, 10:37 AM
Alright, girls!! It's almost summer and I'm getting a little worried. I sure am gonna need some support and I hope our little thread here doesn't fade away!!

Ok, that's all! I really hope to hear from you guys soon!!

Seren Dee

04-29-2001, 04:07 PM
I sure need the support too!

I'm on an Exercise thread, "Cardio Queens Unite" and you're welcome to join there. People post every day about our exercising, and it's a great help!

I hope this thread doesn't fade away either...but I duno!

05-02-2001, 01:18 AM
Is everybody skinny yet?

I just posted on the old board - oops - thanks for the new one. It is so much easier to keep it to one page.

I am having problems with WW points. I am eating healthy and balanced according to the food pyramid
and also according to their old exchange program, however, I am going over points 1-10 per day. I think
I'm still losing weight, but it's annoying, I feel like a failure if I go over points. My jeans have been hurting
me at the waist if I sit in them for any length of time, but today they were comfy all day. So I think I have
lost a little bit. It's hard to tell. I gain and lose so much every month it's crazy to keep track of it all. Plus
I think I am PMSing today since I had to have pretzels and then chocolate. Whoever came up with chocolate
covered pretzels is an absolute freaking genius.

I guess the way I'm sticking with it is that this is a healthy way of eating and even if I don't lose weight I will
have a healthy body. It's more important than ever now that I'm almost done with my MA.

And I feel like I just wasted an hour watching "Dark Angel" - it is so awful. "You've been acting preoccupied
lately, is something wrong?" Talk about 10th grade!!! Who writes this???? HORRIBLE!

I want my hour back. I should have done yoga. I should just ditch the stupid TV if it weren't for that 70's show
I probably would; that, and Frasier. And 3rd Rock.

Ok, enough babbling. My plans for this week are to fill the cute little snack sized bags with pre-counted
snacks so I will know how many points are in my lunch pail all week. And more exercise, too.

Wishing everyone a great week,


05-02-2001, 06:59 PM
So far today:

5 starbusts (craved something candyish)
A few sips of Mountain Dew

Not sure what I'm doing about lunch today...maybe I'll head over to Subway (surprise).

Trying to stay eating right...but everything is so overwhelming lately...between this boyfriend break up thing and all these social situations and work and school and being so damn tired all the time...eating right is about the only thing I feel I can do. The ability to exercise right now seems absolutely ridiculous. Maybe if things mellow out soon...Maybe this weekend. I'm still going to buy that "look great naked" book, and see if I can dedicate 15 minutes a day to working out. If I can't do that, then something's really wrong.

I really feel like all of this will become easier when I move out, and I do the grocery shopping and I cook for myself. If I don't allow myself to buy and crap, then I have to eat what I've got...the move has been delayed a few more months, though....

Everybody drink water!!! When I was losing, it was the thing that helped me the most...even if you dread it at first, eventually, your body will ask for it. I'm going to try to get back into the routine, too.


P.S. Think I'm going to buy a scale soon, too. I really think, even though I know you're not supposed to pay too much attention to the numbers, that if I actually see the numbers dropping, it'll be a rush that keeps my going!!!

05-02-2001, 07:55 PM
Hi, guys. I'm excited...I'm going back to my first WW meeting in a year! Too bad I weigh more now than I did before, but's a start! I've lost on my own, but I really want to have to be accountable and get the support of the group.

I counted my points today for "practice". Jennifa, it gets hard sometimes, but've gotta make that 27pts work for you! It's easy to eat a lot of food and still stay in your pts range. I think it's a great ideal for you to pre-measure all of your snacks. I do that, like with those little snackwell's choc chip cookies, and other snacks. Great, great idea!

Here is my day:

Two peanut butter skinny cow ice cream sandwiches (these things are AWESOME) 6pts

Boca Burger, Vegan - 1pt
slice of veggie chesese - 1pt
lite wheat bun - 1pt
little ketchup, mustard, mushrooms

Boca Burger w/fixings (again) - 3pts
carrots - 0
Power Puffs - 2
Snackwell's Cookies - 3
Piece of a sub - 3
Sugar Free Jello Cup - 0
Mandarin orange cuo - 1

Total: 21pts

And tonite, I'm gonna have another Skinny Cow for dessert, and maybe a salad or more carrots. Or another Skinny Cow. My points max is 29, but after I drop 4lbs it will be 27, so I'm trying to stay at 27 now to prepare.

Charlotte: Yes, the water is important! I'm so full of it I'm gonna burst! Also, you know, I find that working out regularly (even maybe a 15min jog or ride every day) keeps me so energized. It's amazing.

Seren Dee
05-02-2001, 10:48 PM
hey, everyone! It's good to see this thread active again.

Things are slowly changing. My mom is wanting to do something about her weight also. So I figure with her following Weight Watcher's too, it'll be easier to eat well and there will be someone there who can understand what I'm going through. Since school is out, there is a great stress lifted from me. I'll have more time to exercise.

I have found something called Fuit20. it's water with just a little bit of flavor. it still has 0 calories and 0 fat, so it sorta helps with getting all of the water in.

Anyway, tomorrow I am going to weigh in at my meeting, and my mom's gonna start with me tomorrow. So hopefully it will be a new beginning and I will get the momentum up to lose again.

I'm going on vacation on July 18th. We're going to drive to South Carolina... Myrtle Beach. Anyway, A mini-goal of mine is to lose at *least* 25 lbs by then. That gives me 2 1/2 months. Wish me luck. I'm gonna need lots of support!!

I hope you are all doing well!! Have a good OP day!!

Seren Dee

05-03-2001, 01:22 PM
hey girls, i introduced myself in the other thread...i have been doing really good the past week, and i found out my scale was broken, so my last reading was wrong (yeah!!!!!) what kinds of plans are you all doing?? I can tell Seren Dee, Girlie and Jennifa are doing WW. I am just trying make a healthy lifestlye (i think that is y it is so hard) I am just trying to lose the weight htat i put on last year my freshman 40..yeah you heard that right now 15 but about 40!!!!!!! so far i have lost about 30 pounds and i would like to lose about 10 or 15 more. My goal weight is 115-120 (my ideal weight to hight ratio with my bone size and all it about 118, so i figure with TOM {Time Of Month} fluctuations, that is a good wieght for me. these past 10-15 pounds have bee the harsts to lose in the past 6 months i have only lost about 10 (although i didn't watch it all that well). My roomate is going to do it with me and y other roomate is already eating healthy, so it should be easier, we went grocery shopping and i bought all healthy foods (well excepty for some ice cream but it was No sugar added, fat free so i am going to let it slide....i also try not to eat after 6 or 7 b/c i figure there is no way those calories will burn off when i sit onthe couch and veg then go to bed. another problem of mine is alcohole calories, No i don't drink alot, just on weekends and some thursdays...but I have a feeling those emplty calories will never leave my tummy :( the pasts of my body i do not lie are my tummy and upper thighs, and my lower shoulders (like between shoulders and chest) so those are what i am toning, i do 8 exersizes everyday (pushups, chair lifts, squats, lunges and then scrunchs {legs up, reverse, regualar and side to side}) and i do 12 reps of each. Any other good exersizes u think i can mix in there to mix it up a little or work my muscles alittle more. Well now that i have writeen a novel, i will let you go, i hope it is ok that i joined this board......


05-03-2001, 10:57 PM
SerenDee, How great! You have a diet buddy now! What better than someone who you are surrounded by on a daily basis. I'm really glad that I started WW today. I feel really good about it.

Cosmo - are you pretty short? 118 is a low-sounding weight, but maybe you have really small bones? I think it's great that you've lost so much so far. I bet you look great!

Shall I share my day with you all? Oh, BTW, the new plan counts carrots, and I don't, but I do use the new fiber cap.

Home Fries - 5
Fruit cup - 2
Milk w/coffee - 1
points: 8

WW Just 2pts bar - 2
Luna Bar - 3
Points: 5

Veggie Stir Fry with textured soy: 2
Carrots - 0
Sugar Free Jello - 0
More Carrots - 0
Points: 2

Another Just 2pts bar - 2
13 mini Snackwells cookies - 3
1 bit-o-honey - .5
Points: 5.5

Total: 20.5/29

I think I'll have a skinny cow.

Cosmo, have you had the big Skinny Cow Ice cream sandwiches? The vanilla ones are 2pts, the choc/peanut butter ones are 3pts, and strawberry are 3pts! They are SO good!!! Oh, since you're not counting pts, they are between 2-2.5g fat each, around 220 cals.

Talk to you all soon!!

05-05-2001, 08:10 PM
Hi all,

I made cookies today, ate one and only one, gave the rest to my brother. I also said "no" to Starbucks hot cocoa and had hot apple cider instead. AND I saw my XBF at a wedding last week and HE talked to ME - and didn't give me hard time, either. So we are ok now, I think because he is finally dating someone else. Yes, it's made things much better. Someone else can deal with his angst. All of this means that I really AM ready to lose weight, and that I'm making good choices. Let's hope these yield results (like NOW!!!)

Seren Dee, enjoy yourself in Florida!

Girlie, thanks for showing us your day! It helps, but I have never heard of Skinny Cow.

Cosmo, you are right, I AM on WW but I'm also considering Body for Life, which I've heard is cheesy but effective because you have to exercise a great deal. That is what I need. I am so busy all the time that I never get a chance to really work out.

Charlotte Sometimes, hang in there. I know social situations can be awkward but here's a goldie for you - it's nothing worth gaining weight over! There's better out there. So stick to your journal tracker and get out there and meet new people!

Feliz Cinco de Mayo, all.


05-06-2001, 03:11 PM
hello hello hello, this weekend was awsome, just what i needed. May Daze is the big event of the year here, so that is y i haven't been around for a few days ;) This weekend was sooo fun, but terrable eating (alcohole+pizza+BBQ=bad weigh in tommorrow) but i plan on working out about 5-6 times this week instead of my normal 2-3 and i am going to really watch what i eat to make up for everything i ate in the past 2 days.

girlie-i am 5'4 but i have really small bones. That is my "ideal" wieght that is on the dr. chart

jennifa ~ i here you on the exersizing, it seems liek the times i can exersize i would rather take a nap. i am going to start though, i have been maintaning/lossing 1 or 2 lbs for too long now, i need a little boost.

well girls, hope all is well with you and i here from u soon


05-07-2001, 12:21 AM
My weekend hasn't been too bad. My first weekend on WW and I say it was okay for a first weekend! I cheated and jumped on the scale yesterday and had already dropped a pound, but that could have been anything. I won't do it again until I do it officially at my next WW meeting.

One of my big vices is movie theatre popcorn. I know it's one of the worst things in the world, but I love it so....saw Bridget Jones' Diary last night..not bad, really...well, not as bad as I thought anyway! And I musts admit, Renee Zelleweger looked pretty crappy a few times in that movie which was refreshing from all the skinny, cellulite free movies out there...anyway, I snook a bag of Pirate's Booty in the theatre and ate that instead of the popcorn! Ha! I ate the whole bag, but I had saved points for it...and it was only 8!

How's that for strategies and tactics?!! For all of you who understands WW, I'm at 203 right now and hope to be below 200 by Thursday. And if I do that, I lose two max will be 27...and I'm finding it hard just to stay at 29 now! Geez! What will I do!!!??? Maybe the drop in numbers will inspire me!

Talk to you all soon!


Seren Dee
05-07-2001, 01:21 AM
Ok, this was either a waste of my money or a really good incentive plan... there was this shirt that I saw at Gadzook's several weeks ago. All it said was "I have issues" on the front. (It was a korn shirt) Anyway, Anyone who knows me has heard the words "I have issues" come out of my mouth several times. I *had* to have this shirt!! Ok, so what's the big deal? It was a OSFA. Ok, maybe if we were 12!! But at 225, I don't think it's going to fit!! It's pretty small, but I am bound and determined to wear that (hopefully by next summer!) It was $18, and I could have used the money on something I could wear now, but by the time I can wear it, I would probably not be able to find it again. It's nice incentive, like I said. Besides, it'll look really cool hanging on my wall with all of my posters and crap!:)

As far as food and stuff... It's been so-so. I need to start working on getting all of the water and fruits and veggies in (Still). It seems like I say that every time!! But I'm ready to give it another go and hopefullly lose a good 20 lbs before I leave for the beach!

We went to the mall the other day. My spirits were high when we went in, but by the time we left, I was ready to punch the next 15 year old 105-lb girl with half a shirt on. (I'm not bitter or anything!!) I was depressed, so I decided it was definately time to go.

So, that's me for now. The good thing that came out of it was that I got more than 2 1/2 hours of walking in while at the mall!!

Ok, c-ya!

Seren Dee

05-07-2001, 03:09 AM
last week was **** for me. a friend gave me a box of twinkies cuz i had a craving for one twinkie. evil evil friend.
it's just so hard. i did ww for a while, and i got so sick of it. i mean, it works, but i can't deal with it long term. i know how to eat healthy, and i can do it, but i get tired of it after a few days. it's a lot more work than just eating junk food.
that's cool that you got the korn shirt seren dee. millers outpost used to have lots of cool shirts, but i havent' been there in ages. hot topic also had a good selection to shirts too. my favorite one is 4 out of the 5 voices in my head say go back to sleep.
but i need to get off my butt and eat healthy and stick to it. both of my parents have heart problem type things, my mom is overweight and i'm worried about her. my cousins have health/weight related problems, and so does my aunt.
i feel better when i eat well and exercise, but it's so annoying to keep getting side tracked and end up right where i started from.
i think i'll have a goal of actually drinking enough water this week as well as eating the 5 veggies/fruits things that the food pyramid recommends. i'll put post it's on my computer so i see it everytime i sit down and type. heh.


05-08-2001, 06:51 PM
With all that's going appetite is sort of shot in the first place. Had jamba juice most of this weekend, and soup on occasion. Couldn't really stomach much else. Things are getting better, though. My ex and I are on very good terms, and I'm trying to help him get organized to move out on his own. I still have a lot lot lot of stress going on though. Maybe I should try and take it out on my water bottle... :)

Leaving for L.A. on Friday to go to my sister's college, if I don't post by Thursday, I won't be back until Wednesday.

Everybody keep your head up! You fall down, you get up again. Just believe in yourself...I should take my own advice, sometimes. :P

Have a great day everyone!

05-09-2001, 07:41 PM
Thinking about seriously getting back on track, ladies...Where are all of you? I'm seriously considering joining a gym over by my office...going to look into their membership fees...see if they have any specials. I just have to make sure I find the time to go. I would think that if I'm paying for it, I would be willing to go at least three times a week. At least once on the weekend, and twice during the week. I'm still deciding, it depends on the prices and their hours. I'm trying to go to one of those 24 hour places, but they aren't all necessarily 24 hours. Kind of silly, I know. I just decided I need to do this for myself. That and I found some new stretchmarks today. :)

My *** does not need to get any bigger...that's for sure!
I miss you guys. I wasn't good at the start of today. Had a soda and a snickers bar. But I'm back to water, and I'll have some tomato soup or something when I get home tonight. I have plenty of fat free crackers and rice cakes to snack on at work until then. I'm going to really try and do it this time. I'm going to buy that book I was talking about, and buy a scale tonight. I have to look into that gym thing...maybe on my break today, I'm not sure...we'll see. Either that or tomorrow, or when I'm back from L.A. on Tuesday. I have to wear a skirt to my sister's graduation. Yikes! Not only do I think I'll look horrible in it (haven't worn it since I've put on about 15 or so lbs.), but my legs are blindingly white (not a big fan of evil UV rays)! Ah well...that's what control top nude hose are for, right?!

Everyone have a good day...if I don't post later...then I will tomorrow before I leave. Maybe I'll even get a chance to sign on while I'm in L.A., but I'm not sure.


05-10-2001, 09:49 PM
I'm really disappointed about my WW weigh-in, but at least I didn't gain weight!!!

It gets to the point where you sacrificed through the week, then you get to the scale and it's like you hardly did anything!

But I've had a lot of encouragement and I've been OP so that's all that matters. Once you're OP, it gets easier. But then when you slip, sometimes you just slip more and more and it's super hard to get back on track.

Kim, I'm glad that you've made up your mind and hope you can follow more snickers though! I like those things too!

SerenDee, how are you doing on your WW?

You know, it's easier to stay on track when you realize that we have to do this for the rest of our lives! Do you gals realize that we will? I'll probably be counting points forever! We aren't like the other girls who can just exercise occasionally and stay thin...we will have to watch what we eat and exercise for the REST OF OUR LIVES! SO I figure we might as well get started now while we're young, and before we get any worse, ya know? There is no point in stopping and starting over and over again.

What do you think?

05-11-2001, 06:21 PM
Hi all,

I have a goal to confess. I want to lose 17 pounds by the third week of July. This is 10 weeks

Anybody else want to join me for a 10 week goal?


Seren Dee
05-20-2001, 10:16 AM
Where have we all gone?! I know, I know, I'm guilty as well. But there have been a lot of things going on recently. Over the past 2 weeks, I have managed to lose 10 lbs. I'm not really complaining, but I'd like to know why. If it's because I'm sick, then when I get better, it'll more than likely pile back on. I dunno... whatever.

But if I can keep off the 4 lbs that I've lost since my last weigh in, I will have reached my 10% goal and will get my key chain. I think that will help me a lot as far as motivation goes.

Anyway, I guess that's all I got for now. I realize that many of us are back home from college, and that may affect us here. I hope not too much. I hope everyone is able to check in every once in awhile. As far as I go, I am still on my mother's computer because I haven't had time to take my computer in. then it could take up to 3 weeks to get it back if they're even willing to fix it (under warranty.)

Anyway, I hope everyone is having the best of luck on their programs.

I hope to hear from y'all soon!!

Seren Dee

06-02-2001, 01:10 PM
Hi SerenDee,

I think everyone is in the throes of finals week. I know I am. My paper is awful! I am working on it this weekend.

I've had a few setbacks, mostly that my TOM has decided to go erratic on me and who knows when I'll be
retaining water. This made me give up for a little while. I have decided not to weigh every week. I'm more likely to stay on track if I don't have the emotional response to the number on the scale. I think that the stresses in my life (school AND work full time)
have made it really hard to focus on what I'm eating when I get the chance!

Hopefully this summer will be easier for me. I am going to resume my once a week fast (doctor monitored) - I like it because it takes the guilt away but is still healthy; I'm able to take a step back from food and know that I'll be ok for a day without it. Yes, I do
have a juicer, yes, I take supplements, and I make absolutely sure I do the day right so it's healthy. Some may disagree, but it is helpful for me.

I wish you all the best of luck with your finals; see you here SOON, there's no excuse when you're done not to post!

209/???/180 by July 20/170

06-05-2001, 12:29 AM
Hey guys! I'm sooo sorry it's been a while. I have been sooo preoccupied with my work and social life that I've been stressing and haven't really been on here much.

I joined a gym!!! And I love it! I go to 24-hour Fitness, because my work schedule can be so unpredictable. It's the greatest way to get out all of my anxiety and stress. I throw my headphones on, get on the life cycle and get lost in my own world. I've gone three days in a row now. I do cardio for about 45 minutes to an hour. I love it! I'm still battling the weight traning part of it. (I'm really a big wuss!) But I figure that will come with time. I've been doing the weights about twice a week, and cardio all the time! I can't get enough of it. I can't wait to get off work tonight and hit the life cycle.

I'm watching what I eat a little better though...although I can't seem to give up soda. But I'm doing the subway sandwich for lunch everyday...and dinner has been a little bad...but I'm trying to improve. I think I might start to sort of count points again. The pounds aren't coming off really yet, but I have a feeling they will soon...and I feel great. And I know that's what matters most.

If I'd know that exercise was a great way to actually RELAX (although it seems like the opposite) I would have done it a long time ago! I just hadn't found something I liked so much, I guess. I can't believe, honestly, what a relief it is to get on that machine!

Hope you all are doing well!

06-06-2001, 05:50 PM
Went to the gym again last night. It feels good. I just read something, though, that says you should allow 48 hours between weight training sessions. So I'm going to do cardio every day, and weights every other day or so. I can't believe how addicted I've become so quickly. It's great! I burn about 300 calories a night on the cardio...which really isn't that much if you think about it. But if i do it every day, I burn 2,100 calories a week, just from that! Sounds a lot better when I put it in perspective like that. I can miss a few days, I know...I might not go tonight, actually. I'm feeling a little lethargic. I think I might stretch a little bit tonight, and just relax. But, who knows, if I'm feeling up to it when I'm off work, I might go for just a 30-min cardio.

What a great thing to be hooked on! Hopefully, I be able to tell you guys when the pounds start coming off, and it starts to show! The bad part is, I don't have a scale at I really am not too sure what I weight right now, anyway! I better start weighing myself at the gym.

Good luck everybody!

06-06-2001, 10:48 PM
Thanks for the inspiration, Kim! I haven't exercised in about a week! Since you love cardio, you might love the elliptical machine. I'm sure your gym has one. Let us know how it goes! I kind of forgot about this thread, let alone my 3-week class started and I had no time. My class is over on Friday and I start first shift on Monday, so there's a great incentive for me!

Talk to you soon!


06-11-2001, 08:12 PM
I went 5 days last week! I'm hooked on it, really. I hope this addiction doesn't die down. The scale doesn't really say much yet, but I figure it's only been a week and I haven't been eating all that great and muscle weighs more than fat. I've been lifting every other day or so, and doing at least 30 minutes of cardio almost every day. Tonight is another "just cardio" night because I lifted weights last night at the gym.

Girlie--The elliptical machine IS the one I'm hooked on! I love's so much fun! I've gotten so much better at it just over the course of a week, too. I can go for about 30 minutes...I'm going to try for 45 tonight. But I won't overdo it.

So far today I've had a subway sandwich (yes with cheese, but no mayo or oil), a bag of baked lays, and a diet pepsi. Not too bad, I don't think. Dinner is where I have to watch it. If I have time, I'll get a jamba juice! But I don't know if I'll be off work that early... :(

Anyway, despite the lack of movement on the scale, I feel better about the way I look (I'm almost psychologically convincing myself I look thinner in the mirror), I feel stronger, I sleep better, and I have way more energy. Now if I could only teach myself to eat breakfast!!!


06-12-2001, 06:37 PM
Hey all,

I know, we are all slacking, but it's finals time. I just finished. I am DONE with my course requirements!!! Now I have to pass an exam and write a thesis, then I'm WALKING DOWN THE AISLE in a BLACK ROBE.

I got RID of my scale today. The horrid thing. It was making me so upset I was bingeing.

Hope you all are staying OP, post sometime soon, ok?

And it's about time for a new thread, dontcha think?

P.S. Girlie, I'm sorry - I got your email but I haven't had a chance to reply. I need to update my challenge - I'm going to exercise 5x per week until then. I can't do the numbers game anymore.

06-15-2001, 08:30 PM
I'll make a new gals #4!!!!

See you there!