Support Groups - New Year, New Goals, New Me Week 49

12-06-2004, 12:34 PM
Howdy to everyone.

Only a couple more weeks until the end of the year. My original goal was to be under 200 by the end of the year. I doubt it will happen, so my new goal is to be back at my lowest. I think that is about 10 pounds from here. I can do it.

I will finish out the thread this year, then will go back to posting just on the other thread. Thanks to all who contributed to the thread this year and best of luck with your weight loss endeavors.


12-07-2004, 10:57 AM
Here's to our goalsfor the end of the year, Chachee. I have 8 pounds to lose to be at my lowest weight of 2004. Though, if I weighed myself right now, I would probably be there. I can not wait until this procedure is done, and I can have FOOD.

I know you are sending Bat. But I will need all the help I can get, to get back to basics, and reestablish my healthy habits. I want only the best for 2005. For all of us.

12-07-2004, 03:13 PM
Hey Jolly. I didn't know you needed a procedure done. I thought it was just a test they were doing. I'll keep you in my prayers for everything to be good.

I'm with you--only the best for us in 2005. I know we can do it.

I had a follow-up with my surgeon today. He's encouraged me to finish losing weight, then come back to have him fix under my arm if I don't like it. That's incentive enough for me. I want this weight gone by Summer 2005.

Happy Tuesday!


12-07-2004, 08:48 PM
Hey Chachee. I had to have a colonoscopy. They didn't find anything scary. Just recommended more fiber. So, that worry is over.


12-08-2004, 10:14 AM
Good morning. Just a quick post. Don't need a kick for today. I did make it to the gym. NOt a long workout, as my dog wanted to come to work with me. But I did make it.

Hope you are having a good day.

12-09-2004, 11:55 AM
OK. Chachee, where are you? Where is Bat? How are you doing? With your weight loss efforts and holiday preparations? I made it to the gym this morning, and even did some weights. I also should be done with my Christmas shopping this weekend, which is way ahead of schedule for me. I am amazed.

Hope all is well, and I hear from you soon.

12-09-2004, 02:27 PM
Hey Jolly,

Had the day off yesterday. In-laws finally left!

Son started preschool today. Busy busy busy!

Things are good with working out and eating. Just maintaining, which is good considering the time of year it is.

Went and saw the new Blade movie yesterday. It was pretty good. Not as good as the first two, but still okay.

Happy Thursday!


12-09-2004, 10:33 PM
How long were the in laws there? Has to be hard to keep on track with guests. What do you do for Christmas??

I am off to bed soon. Did my bills, now I am sooooo tired.

12-10-2004, 12:55 PM
Hey Jolly,

Inlaws were here for two weeks. Very hard to stay on track with them here, as they usually cook "good southern food" which means a lot of fat. I showed his mom how I make relatively the same thing a lot healthier.

We have no plans for the holiday. Staying home and hanging out.

I'll go set up the new thread now.


12-12-2004, 05:48 PM
Hey, Chachee. Hope you are having a good weekend, and your holiday preparations are going well. Things are good here. sort of 50/50 as far as eating and working out are going, but ah well.

Talk to you later.

12-14-2004, 12:53 PM
Hey Jolly,

Okay, I've tried to set up another thread three times. I'm giving up until Friday!!

Food is okay. I do so well during the day and then at night, I turn into this junk food junkie.

I gotta get it under control, or I will be uncomfortable in my smaller clothes. Just a mind game at this point, I think.

Hope you are having a good day!!


12-15-2004, 12:51 PM
Hi All.

Again with the junk food last night. Gotta stop this cycle of horrible eating at night.

Got out my knitting needles again, and that always seems to help me a lot.

Alright, busy day, so I am going to get to it.


12-15-2004, 01:05 PM
Hello, Chachee. I hear you on the control thing. I did make it to the gym last night and this morning. It has done wonderful things to my mood. Much better today. But the food is still a huge issue. I just don't seem to be caring to make good choices. With everything lately, I have gained back more weight than is acceptable. I need to get it back under control, so I am at least heading in the right direction for next year. No matter how long it takes, this weight must come off. Maybe Santa can bring us duct tape for Christmas???

12-16-2004, 10:06 AM
Hey, Chachee. Thought I would post quick, so our thread didn't get lost. How are you? How are the Christmas preparations going? I have to buy one gift yet, and make 3 more candies. I did get my cards out this morning, thank goodness.

Made it to they gym again this mroning. I need to start doing weights again. And spin. But I figure a little cardio is better than nothing. I am starting to make better food choices too. Slowly but surely.

Here's to 2005. My goals are: 1) work out at least 6 times a week. 2) Do weights at least 3 times a week. 3) Ride at least 4 times a week. 4) Stay in my budget. Lots to do, I know. Most of them are just reinforcing what I already do, and just sticking with it a bit better. We shall see. The choices I make are all up to me.

Have a good day.

12-16-2004, 01:09 PM
Hi Jolly,

Sounds like good goals for 2005! I have to really start thinking of them the next week or so.

Worked out last night for 35 good solid minutes on the treadmill. I did the interval training, walking 30 seconds, jogging 30 seconds. Felt really good!

Eating was okay. Had some chocolate and some chips, but nothing too horribly bad!

We might as well just keep everything on this thread this week and next. Then we can just post on the other one starting in January.

Christmas prep is all done. Just need to get the groceries for our homemade hamburgers and potato salad dinner! Nothing traditional in my house for the holidays, since it's just going to be us and no one else.


12-16-2004, 03:32 PM
I am new here to the boards~ I just wanted to say I have been off track on my losing weight~ I have finally I hope gotten back on track~ Been at it again for the last 3 weeks~ I have lost each week~ I am at 15.5 lost~ My new years goal would be to lose another 5 before the end of december~ Than My goal is to get back where I was at 45 pounds lost than lose more~ I was doing so good but got to confident in myself and lost controll

12-20-2004, 12:58 PM
Hi All!

Some people just won't be here much for the next two weeks. I am not one of those people, so I'll be working like a dog!

Not much new on the food. Still ate crap all weekend long. Did okay with the exercise. I remember when it wasn't so hard all the time!


12-20-2004, 01:29 PM
Hi all. Welcome Cryket.

I am still not making good choices. I didn't work out all weekend, but did get there today.

I figured out if I can lose 6-7 pounds a month for 2005, I can be at goal within the year. This is definitely doable, if I use Bat, Boot, or Mr. Lock.

Really though, I know what to do to lose weight. What I need to do is to stop externalizing this - acting like a victim (of what? Random calories that float through the air looking for their next victim??) and take responsibility for my choices. This is what I did last year when I was able to lose weight. Somewhere along the line, I lost it.

Here's to us!

12-21-2004, 05:47 PM
Hey Jolly,

I think we can both be at goal in 2005. I still need to decide what my "goal" is going to be, but I am guessing around 160. It's very doable, and I plan on getting it done!

I think you are right about just knowing what to do and then applying it. Sometimes its so easy to know what you need to do versus actually doing it.

I think we should, as you suggested, close out this link and just post on the other one. Getting hard to keep up.

You wanna just start doing that?


12-22-2004, 10:46 AM
Good morning, Chachee. I agree about closing the thread, since you post on the other one too. Too bad we lost people along the way - I hope their weight loss efforts are going well.

I am trying to set myself up for 2005. I bought myself a new journal, with the lyrics to "I Hope You Dance" on the inside cover. I am making a new weight chart for the year. I will formalize my goals for myself. I am going to try and keep away from the numbers, even though I know what I want to lose, and focus more on maintaining the habits. The actually, I did better when I concentrated on averaging 2 pounds a week. Well, I will think about that a bit. I will also think about rewards, self motivation, and how to pamper myself when stressed without self medicating with food. These are things I need to do.

So, here's to a sane holiday season, and goals met for 2005. Have a great day.