30-Somethings - Memorial Day Goals #2




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Rabbit
05-11-2001, 01:35 PM
Hi all! Here is where we are posting our Memorial Day goals and our progress towards them!

Congrats to all of the losers!

I have not done very well, but refuse to give up and will continue working towards my goal. Thanks for all of the support!

Life is a series of choices, let's make some good ones!

Rabbit


freesha
05-11-2001, 06:36 PM
Hi everybody! Long time no see! I've been having computer problems lately so if this goes through I'll be really happy!
As far as my progress, Well, right after Easter I got sick but did well with my eating for the first couple days. Then I just totally lost it and started eating everything that wasn't nailed down. I'm a total comfort eater. Anyways, ended up skiping a meeting cause I was scared to see a gain. Finally a few days later I went to a meeting weighed in and had a 5lb. gain! Well that meeting helped me stop binging and I was only up 1 lb. a week and a half later. My next weigh in is tomorrow and I'm actually looking forword to it cause I've been pretty good this week. I'll post again soon , hopefully if my computer stops freezing up. I'm surprised it hasn't yet! Take care, God bless and stay strong! freesha

Rabbit
05-12-2001, 10:56 AM
Freesha - good luck at your weigh in. Sounds like you did great turning yourself around.:)

Rabbit


LBH
05-14-2001, 10:30 AM
OK, here's the new results...kind of depressing that I haven't made any progress since April 23rd...that's 3 wks. of messing around...have to get serious now!! I only have 2 wks. to reach me goal and lose 5.5 lbs.! I do not expect to make it, that's kind of grasping, but I do need to keep on track!

Starting Weight 4/16: 241.0
APR 23rd weigh in: 240.5
APR 27th weigh in: 244.5
MAY 7th weigh in: 241.5
MAY 14th weigh in: 240.5
Memorial Day Goal: 235.0
Ultimate Goal: 170.0

Good luck to everyone this week!! :D

BigFatBooty
05-14-2001, 01:49 PM
Tomorrow is my weigh in and I can feel it in my waters that it is not gonna be a good one :nono:. But you know what? I have no one to blame but myself. I have made some very bad choices, I have had the longest TOTM ever - 18 days and counting (and I know this is way too much info - but you really need to understand what I am going thru') - and this has just dragged me down. I know that meeting my MD goal is not gonna happen, but I too like Rabbit am gonna keep slogging away at it. I contemplated giving up WW, but only for a second. I didn't gain the weight over night and therefore I can't expect to lose it over night.

So tomorrow - I am gonna weigh in and face the consequences and then get back on board like a woman possessed :D

Take care everyone

LBH
05-14-2001, 02:57 PM
BFB- Hang in there girl!! About the TOM (Aunt Flo as we affectionately call her!), is that normal for you? Have you asked you Dr. about it? Before I went on the pill, I was always irregular and when she did come, it was for a week or so, and I bled like a pig! Thank God for the pill!! I don't know that could help you, but it may be something to look into!! In the meantime, get back on track, don't think about quitting, and just do it!! You'll get through WI, and get rejuvenated!!

BigFatBooty
05-14-2001, 03:28 PM
Thanks LBH for the encouragement (that's why I love this site!)

Aunt Flo :lol: normally visits for 3/4 days, but I missed a couple of pills and it has messed up the system. The Doctor advised to continue onto my next pack without a break, but if I get anaemic :eek: I should stop by for some additional medication. I just have had back ache and cramps for ever and am taking comfort in food, which is totally the wrong thing to do, but I am an gonna hang in there!

By the way LBH - do you post your food logs to keep yourself accountable? Just curious - with what I ate these past two weeks, just reading it would make everyone else gain :lol:

LBH
05-14-2001, 04:44 PM
BFB- Yes, I post my food for accountability, as well as out of laziness!! I'd rather type it in than write it down!! LOLOL!! For some reason, I just can't come here and lie about what I ate!! If I get into the darn donuts...that brand I can't mention because they get me into trouble...I have to post it! It doesn't always help keep me on track, but sometimes when I look back at it, I'm like, DUH, what are you thinking...crackhead?!?!

Oh, OK, I screwed myself all up over my honeymoon in March! I was due to get Aunt Flo the day we came back, so I decided to just take the pills for two straight months...to give DH a little break before he had to get all stressed out over that! But I screwed myself all up and was spotting for like 3 wks!! I was not happy...Aunt Flo is here now and making me miserable...payback I guess!

At least the PMS is gone and next week I expect to be out of the 240's!! I will keep thinking about that!! :D

Rabbit
05-14-2001, 07:08 PM
Hi all.:) I overdid it yesterday, but have done well otherwise. Gotta keep working towards my goal!

BFB - you're so right about it taking time to lose! I've been at this for awhile now, have lost 60, but would really like to lose 20 more that I keep hanging on to. I remind myself how long it took me to get to that point so this is going to take time too. Good luck at getting back on board - you can do it!!!:D

LBH - you are so good about doing that journal and counting everything! It's hard sometimes to be honest (for me anyway!).

Rabbit

freesha
05-14-2001, 10:15 PM
Hi everyone! Saturday I weighed in and was down 1.4 lbs. So now I'm 1 and 1/2 lbs. away from my 10% AGAIN. This is the second time in the last few weeks.
I hope I can get there and keep going this time.
Today I'm having a hard time getting back on track after Mothers day. I've been snacking all day. But I'm trying to keep it to low pt. stuff. I'm hoping for more self control tomorrow.

BFB - I can totally relate. TOTM is terrible for me too! Back ache, cramps, comfort eating, the works. I hope your feeling better really soon.
Best of luck on starting fresh. And 2 pats on the back for not skipping a meeting. That takes alot of guts when you think you might have a gain.

Rabbit - it sounds like you still have a possitive attitude which is what counts. That attitude will make you stronger and pull you through! I admire that in you.

LBH - Congrats on your loss! Your back down to 240 again! That sounds like progress to me! It takes work to lose weight and your doing it!

TechAlum - Whooooohooo! 3.6 lbs. Congratulations!

jhawk - Way to go on your 1.6 loss!!! Keep up the good work!

I hope everyone has a good week.
Take care and stay strong! freesha

BigFatBooty
05-15-2001, 11:09 AM
I have made absolutely no progress, I have had two half pound gains, two weeks of staying the same, so here goes:

SW - 202.5lbs
GSW- 188.5lbs
CW - 188.5lbs
MD - 182lbs
Goal - much, much lighter

So I guess it is 6.5lbs in 2 weeks - nothing like a challenge (does cutting off a limb count as weight loss?)

I gained another half a pound this week, but in the light of everything else that was going on, I am relatively pleased. I know I am not gonna meet my MD goal - in fact I am right back to where I started, but I have recommitted myself to WW and I am gonna try really hard - it would be so easy to quit, but that ain't gonna happen :D

Good luck to everyone else, and for those who are struggling - hang on in there - we will get there in the end :cool:

Rabbit
05-15-2001, 04:27 PM
HI all. :) Tonight I start my new yoga class - I'm so excited.

Freesha - you go girl!! You are doing so great. Thanks for the supportive words.:)

BFB - Yeah for recommitment! And good luck.:D We will get there.

Rabbit

Rabbit
05-16-2001, 06:57 PM
Well, where are you all??

I enjoyed the yoga class and am glad I signed up for it. DH is going to go also but was out of town for the first one.

Tomorrow night is weigh in for me. Hope I have a loss!

Rabbit

freesha
05-17-2001, 12:51 PM
Hi everyone!
Yesterday and the day before I did ok with my points but was stuffing myself at lunch time to the point of discomfort. So yesterday I went to an extra weight watchers meeting and it really seemed to help turn my thinking around. Sometimes when I give in to head hunger and end up in a binge I get depressed a feel like quiting weight watchers. Like maybe I can give in to the binges to get it out of my system and start fresh later on my own. But everytime I've done that in the past it just leads to weight gain and more depression. So from now on when I'm starting to feel weak and out of control I'm going to go to as many meetings a week that I think I need to keep myself inline.
So today I'm feeling good and looking forward to my regular Saturday meeting.
Just thought I'd share. I hope everyone is doing well this week and wish you the best of luck. Take care and stay strong! freesha

jhawk
05-17-2001, 03:36 PM
Hi gang. :)

Life is crazy busy right now, so I haven't been keeping up with everyone. Sorry...bear with me. So, congrats to the losers and to those who are struggling along like I am...hang in there.

I gained .8 this week. Half of what I lost last week. Geesh. I just CANNOT get my head in this game. In the bright side, I am pretty much maintaining, but since I'm still 30 lbs. overweight there is not much consolation in that. I just need to find a way to get really serious about this...I will never lose this until I figure out how to do that. Any and all advice welcomed...

Gotta run. Take care, all.
jhawk

TechAlum
05-18-2001, 10:33 AM
TGIF!!!

Well, I went to WW on Tuesday and I gained 1.2 lbs :cry: I'm hoping it's because I didn't drink any water on monday so I was in water conservation mode. I just haven't been in the mood to eat right lately. I need to get back OP in a big way!! On a good note though, I bought a pair of capri pants in a smaller size about a month ago and was bummed when I got home and they didn't fit (my current size had been getting loose on me). I never got around to taking them back, and yesterday they fit :D. I'll take that over what the scale says any day.

Jhawk - Don't worry too much about the gain, sometimes when we're busy we fall back into old habits easier. Hang in there you'll make it.

Freesha - Congrats on going to an extra meeting instead of eating more :D. If you keep up that attitude I know you'll succeed.

Rabbit - Good luck at yoga. Glad you enjoyed the first class. How did WI go?

BFB - Hang in there :). Sometimes that's the best we can do.

LBH - Hope you're keeping on track. I keep going up and down myself. Time for us to get serious!

Hope everyone else is doing well!!!

-Tech :spin:
249.2/235.0/229.6(M-day)/170ish (5.4 lbs in one WI ain't gonna happen :( )

Rabbit
05-18-2001, 12:39 PM
HI all. Weigh in was Great! I lost 2.5 pounds!! Woohoo! I'm very happy. I gained the last 2 weeks so I'm glad to be headed in the right direction now, at last. I am however, either right at or a little above, my starting weight for this goal. But that is okay because I'm still here. I will be up for a 4th of July goal if anyone else is also interested.:)

Freesha - great idea about the extra ww meetings! Whatever it takes to keep us going.

jhawk - oh, I sure wish I had the answer! We just have to keep going and not give up.

Tech - yeah on pants fitting!

have a super weekend.

Rabbit:D

TechAlum
05-18-2001, 02:42 PM
Have a great weekend everyone!!!!


Rabbit - Congrats on the 2.5 lbs :eek:! Way to get back with the program. (although I want to know how you got an odd weight? Our scales go .2, .4, .6, .8, .0)

-Tech :spin:

BigFatBooty
05-18-2001, 03:30 PM
Congrats Rabbit

nice to see one of us in going in the right direction :s:

Have a great weekend everyone

Rabbit
05-21-2001, 07:58 PM
Tech - For some reason they don't keep track of the exact tenth, they always round. It's either 1/4, 1/2 or 3/4. I was right at .5 though, so our must not just do evens.

Rabbit

And thanks for the support guys!:)

LBH
05-22-2001, 01:16 PM
Hi All,

Well, my bad...gained .5 this week. I'm such a crackhead!! :(

Starting Weight 4/16: 241.0
APR 23rd weigh in: 240.5
APR 27th weigh in: 244.5
MAY 7th weigh in: 241.5
MAY 14th weigh in: 240.5
MAY 22nd weigh in: 241.0
Memorial Day Goal: 235.0
Ultimate Goal: 170.0

So really, I haven't budged since this Memorial Day Goal started...UGH!!!

TechAlum
05-22-2001, 03:02 PM
Hello everyone,

Well, I went to WW yesterday because I can't tonight, and I stayed the same. I guess it's better than gaining, but it means I'm only down 0.6 of the 6 lbs I wanted to loose by Memorial Day :(. I have seemed to break out of the blah feeling I've been in lately, so hopefully I'll do better again.

I'm up for a 4th of July Goal, if every one else is. If we start 5/29 and run 'til 7/3 that'll be 6 WI for me (probably 5 for most).

LBH - Sorry about the .5 gain. Hang in there you'll get back on track soon.

BFB - We seem to be setting these goals by US holidays. You'll just have to bear with us.

Rabbit - Different places, different policies.

I bought the new WW magazine cookbook at the meeting yesterday. It's geared for couples, with quantities of 2 for most recipes, hopefully it'll help with the meal planning.

Well, gotta go. Have a great week everyone.

-Tech :spin:
249.2/235.0/229.6(M-day)/170ish (5.4 lbs from my goal :cry: )

elisa822
05-22-2001, 03:14 PM
LBH - I haven't really lost much in the past couple of weeks either but consider if you weren't doing WW, is it possible you might be up 5 or more pounds. I mean you had that little gain in the middle and now you're back down - I consider staying the same not too bad in the big picture. If you're like me you can gain weight so easily and without really realizing it so to stay the same isn't so bad (even though I know it's not the ultimate goal).

I got married in 1998 and weighed around 140 lbs (not sure exactly). For me this was great - I looked thin and wore about a size 8 or 10. This was a huge struggle for me. I've been somewhat overweight for most of my life. And I lost that weight eating properly and exercising a lot. I wasn't a WW member at the time, I did all myself. When I got back from my honeymoon almost 3 weeks later I weighed myself at the gym and it was 146 lbs. I was pretty happy with that too, considering we ate whatever we wanted. But this is what I mean about gaining weight without realizing it - I still don't know how it happened but somehow between September 1998 and July 1999 - Iwas up to 173 lbs. I didn't even realize it. I was fooling myself and thought I had gained maybe 15 lbs. My scale at home was always off so I ignored it. Anyway, that is really a lot of weight to gain in such a short time and honestly I still don't know how I did it. So since then I've been struggling and right now I'm at about 175 so considering the damage I did in those months I feel pretty good about being about the same 2 years later. I still want to get back to about 145 but looking at the big picture it's not so bad.

Anyway, that's my story but I do well with goals so even though I don't celebrate - I look forward to any new Fourth of July Goals anyone wants to talk about. Actually for me it's a holiday on July 1st so close enough.

I'm going this week to buy my new scale (it's about time) and I think I'll try to lose at least 8 lbs by then - that's not unreasonable I don't think.

Good Luck to everyone!
Elisa

Rabbit
05-23-2001, 01:36 PM
hi all. WEigh in is on Thursday and I will be lucky to be back to my starting point for this goal - even though I lost 2.5 last week I'm still up .5. I'm doing great though so I know I deserve a loss this week and hope I get it.

Lauren - you'll get that .5 off in no time!:)

Tech - hey, you are down and that is positive!:D I'm up for the 4th goal also, and it is 5 weigh ins for me. Starting on the 29th is fine. Sounds like a cool cookbook.

elisa - oh, I gain weight so easily also. I just ballooned up after I got married.

Rabbit

BigFatBooty
05-23-2001, 02:11 PM
did not get a chance to post over the weekend, so just popping by to say hi. Gonna weigh in tomorrow - even though i know it will be bad, but I too am up for a July 4th goal.


See ya with the BIG results tomorrow :D

Rabbit
05-24-2001, 12:57 PM
BFB - good luck at your weigh in.

I guess I should come back after my weigh in and post my final results. Although it will be disheartening!

Rabbit

Rabbit
05-25-2001, 12:29 PM
well, I was expecting a loss last night and I gained 1.5!!:( I sincerely do not know why. So I guess all I can do is hope next week is a real good one. Quite frustrating, you know? Because I was oh so good.

The memorial day goal was a real bust for me. I ended up gaining 2 pounds - totally wrong direction.

for this next goal, I plan to move in the RIGHT direction!:)

Rabbit

BigFatBooty
05-25-2001, 04:59 PM
they say misery loves company!!!! Well I thought I would come and join you. I weighed in yesterday and I gained 2.5lbs :cry: :mad: so I weigh more than when we started this current challenge.

I have been having a real tough time recently, I just seem to by spiralling out of control and eating everything in sight. The really sad thing is that the only person I am hurting is me and I am sabotaging all the hard work I have done. I went to a meeting yesterday, and it really did help. I thought about not going, but everyone was posting telling me to face reality, seeing the numbers might get my butt in gear. The meeting really did help and my leader was excellent as usual. I also met another lady who is struggling like me, we both seem to have hit a plateau and we are both gonna encourage each other.

Anyway, enough of a rant, just to say to everyone who is struggling (like me :D ) stick with it and

Rabbit - I know how you feel, lets both encourage each other for the July 4th goal and we will do it this time.

happyface
05-25-2001, 11:30 PM
official results since I will not be weighing in till after Memorial day... gained 2 pounds since making this goal. I've also gone in the opposite direction.

dani

LBH
05-29-2001, 10:06 AM
Well, this goal was a total waste...I ended up gaining 1 pound since I started!! :(

Starting Weight 4/16: 241.0
APR 23rd weigh in: 240.5
APR 27th weigh in: 244.5
MAY 7th weigh in: 241.5
MAY 14th weigh in: 240.5
MAY 22nd weigh in: 241.0
MAY 29th weigh in: 242.0
Memorial Day Goal: 235.0
Ultimate Goal: 170.0

But, I'm gonna try again for July 4th!

Rabbit
05-29-2001, 01:27 PM
Unfortunate so many of us went the wrong way. Let's do it right with the new challenge.:)

Rabbit