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02-18-2005, 11:56 AM
WE are All NEWBIES here...and we all met in the BUDDIES forum!! ;) Jump in and introduce yourself...
We can post here daily and go through this TOGETHER!! The More...the Merrier!!
Let's do this TOGETHER!!

Introducing Ourselves:

GiddyupKaos (Selena): age 40, full-time office manager, married for 18 years, losing weight with South Beach

thechangingtable (Christine): age 37, divorced SAHM of 4 kids (2-16),losing weight by eliminating dairy

scnorris2001 (Stephanie): age 29, losing weight to compete in a 5k road race through reduced-calorie diet and exercise

girly (Sara): age 36, married with 2 children (9 and 20 months), losing weight through WW

palemoonlight (Christy): losing weight through eating better and eliminating fast food

selkiesa: age 25, full time graduate student with a part time job as well, losing weight using the Cruise diet/exercise plan

budha belly (Marie): age 47, works full time, single, losing weight by giving up a lot of junk foods and adding healthy foods to her diet

fatmommyinPA: married with 2 children (3 and 5)

michellejy (Michelle): age 29, SAHM of 7 year old daughter, recently married, has small home-based jewelry-business, losing weight through reduced-calorie diet and exercise

kpe (Paige): soon to be 40, married with 2 children (6 and 4), losing weight through WW

detk1320 (Ann): age 32, mother of 2 (21 months and 4 years), works full time, losing weight through WW

basic75 (Angie): age 26, married with 2 children (6 and 2), losing weight through exercise

JLoubug (Jen): age 46, losing weight through exercising more and eating more fruits and veggies

jmepudge (Jamie): age 29, married with 2 children (5 and 11), losing weight through diet and exercise

joana: age 22, 2 year old son, attending law school and working, losing weight by dieting

happyterror (Tess): losing weight through Dr. Phil's rapid start plan, WW, and exercise

maja (Tamie): age 30, married with 2 children (3 years and 5 months)

bdcbravo (Donna): age 32, one daughter, losing weight through wathcing what she eats and exercise

drbjaded (Julie): age 33, losing weight through WW

ellen555 (Ellen): age 46, works from home, losing weight with the Curves diet

pinkpolopony (Erin): age 24, single, losing weight through low-calorie diet and exercsie (cardio and yoga)

LisaGirard (Lisa): age 32, married with 4 children, losing weight through e-diets

jeanessa: age 26, married, losing weight through dieting

Here's my story...

I'm Selena, I'm 40 and married for 18 years.. I have no children, I'm from TN and work Full-time as an office manager. I love to scrapbook, and hang with my girlfriends...
Monday was my 1st week on SouthBeach...and when it came time to weigh-in...I was amazed that I had lost "6" pounds...I know I cant' expect that...but it was great for my 1st week...I feel like I have accomplished something...
I feel like if I write down my daily stuff will help me see what Im doing...RIGHT OR WRONG!!..
I also joined Curves...and am going "5" days a week...and doing WATP Dvd's on the weekend...I have to lose this weight THIS year!!
In October, we are doing a best friends vacation...Just me and my BEST friends let loose in Las Vegas...Its going to be a blast. (girls only!)
I'm sooooo sick and tired of the being the FATTY of the group...This year I want to be the PHATTY of the group...I would like to lose "70" pounds before then...I've lost that's 64 to go...Whew!! It seems like a TON..and it is a TON...but I know I can do it...This board is amazing..and it helps me sooo much....2005 will be "OUR" YEAR!!:yes:

02-18-2005, 12:32 PM
Hi, I just joined. Christine, 37, divorced with 4 kids (16-2). I stay at home with the kids and have a goal weight of 140 lbs. Last weighed at 211 but fluctuate to 214 my highest not pregnant!!! I am not doing any diets, but I am trying to eliminate dairy from my diet. I did this for a couple of weeks and got down to 207 before the holidays. I don't do a lot of exercise. I do have an eliptical. I am taking some vitamins and trying to drink more water. Goals are to do at least 20 minutes on the eliptical and drink 4 glasses of water or more. So far today 4 minutes and 1 glass of water down.

Hope to meet more buddies here!!

02-18-2005, 12:45 PM
YES!! We will reach our goals! It will not always be easy but we will work together and make it!

I am 29. Will be 30 in July. I weigh 230 lbs. My weight high was 234 lbs, my size low was size 8 (1997). Of course I want to lose weight for my 30th Birthday! But I want to lose weight even more so that I can do the things that make me happy. My first goal is to lose 35 lbs. by April 9th so I can enter and complete a 5K road race (I completed four 5K's in 2002 and loved it)!! 35 lbs. is very lofty for that time frame but I will do it!! I have an eight year old daughter and a very handsome, sweet boyfriend!

I'm excited to have a group. We WILL do this!!!

Ok, now that I've breifly introduced myself...yesterday I did great! I'm so proud of myself. I ate 1,362 calories for the whole day and then jogged for 30 minutes last night!
I've done good so far today I've eaten 300 calories thus far and packed my lunch which is 240 calories. Haven't decided what I'm having for dinner yet but that will leave me with 460 calories for dinner! My goal is to eat 1,000 calories per day and get some exercise in. I plan to go to the gym this weekend to log some miles on the treadmill as training for the 5K!! I don't get to a computer over the weekends but will be able to post through the week!

Selena - Great job with the Awesome start of your plan!! and you're approaching this correctly to know that you will have weeks when you'll lose good weight and weeks when you do everything pretty good and see the scales go down 1/2 pound. Keep at it and you'll reach your goal for October!!

Good luck to everyone! And keep up the great work!


02-18-2005, 12:48 PM
Thanks Selina for starting this.

I am Sara. I'm 36 and married for the second time and the last. Have been married to my sweetheart for going on 4 years. I have two children. DS is 9 yo and DD is 20 mo old. Growing way to fast.

I joined ww on 2/3. I have been all over the scale in the past. But this is the highest I have ever been. I gained a lot of weight after my DS was born. It took me two years to lose the weight. I seem to be doing the same thing now with DD. I actually gained more weight after both children then I did through the entire pregnancy. Go figure. Its obviously me. So after DS I lost and maintained until pregnant with DD. I loved being thin. I felt like such a different person. Everything seemed better.

I know what you are talking about Selina. I am the fattest girl at work. I hate it. Cute PHAT!!!! Definately my goal. Want to be PHAT, One hot mama, hottie, WILF, MILF. Yes I am definately driven by vanity. But more than that. My daughter will be 2 in May. I have had no family pictures taken since her birth. In fact I think it would be a challenge to find ANY pics of me from the past year and a half for a before pic even. I want to take her to swim lessons this summer. I don't want my son to be embarrased of his mom when the kids at school tell him I am fat.

Someone somewhere wrote that if they really cared about their appearance they would not have every gotten this fat. I really care and I managed. I don't really know how it happened. I guess I got exhausted and overwhelmed. I don't know. But I do know I am going to lose this and NEVER find it again.

Christine, you have your hands full for sure. I remember being a single mom. It was hard. I'm so glad you are here. I'm glad we are all here. We will be great support for each other.

Take Care all of you. Have an awesome day. I will keep checking back. I am so excited to lose weight. And very excited to have such a great group of people to share the ride with.

02-18-2005, 12:57 PM
Christine - You'll get there! Just keep working at it! Good job with the elliptical and the water! Keep working on it. Last night when I jogged for 30 minutes, I decided I wasn't going to stop until I got to 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes, I wanted to go to at least 30. (I need to be conditioned to 40 minutes for the 5K) After 20 minutes, I just made myself continue for a minute, then another minute, and so on. Then at that very last minute that would complete my 30, I gave it all I had. Just like you would in a road race!


02-18-2005, 12:57 PM
I'm sorry I must have been posting at the same time as you. Wow, you are doing great. Have you always been a runner or did you just recently start? I need to find an exercise that I learn to love. It is a huge downfall for me.

Selina, I forgot to tell you that all of the thin girls I work with are doing South Beach and they have great losses with the program. It seems to be a great program and very healthy.

Okay, Oobi is over. DD won't tolerate me typing away anylonger. Sorry to be so chatty. I'm bad. :D

02-18-2005, 12:57 PM
hi! i am Christy from Tulsa. I think this group is perfect for me! Thanks so much for the idea. I was never slim, but at 5ft even, I weighted about 140 at the end of highschool. in the past 7 years I have put on 40lbs, last summer I went from 180 to 160 but over the past few months I found that I had put back on all but 5 of those. So it is time to get myself back on my self improvement regime. I started Sun and have already last 3lbs!
I am not a big dieter, but I plan on eating better. NO MORE FAST FOOD! I have a mini goal of 165 by April first and a main goal of 150by Aug 1st. I plan on walking daily or doing a tape for 30-45 mins everyday. Although I was pysically and mentally drained yesterday. I dont know what happened. ALl week I was full of energy and yesterday I couldnt keep my eyes open. So I took the day off. but today I am going to enjoy the wonderful weather and get out there after work.

Thanks so much for the new group!

02-18-2005, 02:02 PM
[QUOTE=girly]Have you always been a runner or did you just recently start? I need to find an exercise that I learn to love. It is a huge downfall for me.

Sara - My true love is horses! But I can't afford to do horses right now! I sold my Thoroughbred when my daughter was 10 months old. But my boyfriend moved in with me in November 2004 so I hope I can have another horse in the next couple years.

So running is my substitute. I never thought I'd like it. But then I tried it. I was walking on the treadmill in 2002 and thought I'd throw some jogging in just to burn more calories! I liked it. I was a manager where I worked then and the two managers who were over me ran. They ran marathons and everything! I told them what I was doing and they started encouraging me and telling me how to train. I registered for my first 5K. I had no clue what I was in for!!! One of my managers actually met me there and ran with me!! I thought that was the greatest thing ever! She could do 8 min miles. She could have finished it in 25-30 minutes easy! But she stayed with me, encouraging me all the way. I'm so thankful too. If she hadn't, I feel certain I would have quit. We were dead last. And there was a cop car right behind us to keep traffic from running us over. I was so embarassed. If she hadn't kept herself back with me, I would have just hitched a ride with the cop!! :) But we finally made it through! I ran as hard as I could for the last 20 feet to the finish line!! We finished in 45 min. And last. But completing that race was one of the most empowering feelings I've ever had. I completed the other three 5K's that year all by myself. I told my managers about them. And I didn't come in last anymore either! My last race time was 39min22sec which is not too bad for 192 lbs. and 3.1 miles! Oh, and they did get easier! I became more accustomed to the distance I would be going for them and now I absolutely love doing 5K's! Sorry for being so talkative but I had to tell you how it all started! Even with this running is very hard sometimes - I have to set my goals and make myself get up sometimes to do it. But I feel great when I run and after I'm done. I can challenge myself with it and not get bored easily! I love it!


02-18-2005, 02:16 PM
I forgot to tell you also that the entry fees are reasonable from $8 - $15 and you generally get a race t-shirt for participating. they also have bananas and sports drinks for you at the finish line. At one they even had bagels. And you can come out with a trophy or medallion sometimes too! I ended up with one trophy out of the four! (no, I'm not that darned fast) It was a very chilly day in May 2002. It was 40-50 degrees. I had already decided I was going to do that race. I was the only person in my age group (for females) who entered!!!! So upon completion of the race, I was awarded the trophy for my age group. I felt like I didn't really earn it at first but then I told my managers about it and the guy said that I earned it because nobody else was even willing to go out to try the race in the cold! I'm very proud of my shirts and my trophy. - And can't wait to get more of both!!

02-18-2005, 02:57 PM
Hi. I think this was a great idea. I posted my bio in another thread, but I'll give a run-down here as well.

I turned 25 a little over a month ago. I have been overweight most of my life. I was sick as a child and got into the habit of eating anything and everything I wanted without effect. When I got better, I gained weight. And kept gaining weight, until I am where I am now-needing to lose over 100 pounds. I have constantly tried to lose weight, with some basic sucess twice, but always gained it back. Two years ago, I was pretty much able to maintain my weight by walking to and from work, but I've since moved (I'm now in the Midwest) I now drive instead. I am a full-time graduate student and I also work 15 hours a week to pay for school. Well, I'm paid to work 15 hours, but I typically end up working 20 or so. I'm constantly tired, often depressed, and I usually deal by eating.

I just bought the Cruise book, and I'm going to start using the diet/exercise plan in it for now. I have a treadmill that I was using this summer, and I'm planning to get back to that, once I adjust to the Cruise plan. I'd like to lose enough weight to not have a painful, hugely expensive, time shopping for professional clothes for my summer job.

02-18-2005, 04:15 PM
Hi Christy, Its nice to meet you. Congratulations on your loss! That is wonderful. I hope you enjoy your day off. Get some rest :)

Selkiesa, Hi! I'm so glad we have each other for support. It is so hard being overweight isn't it. I know I am tired all the time and very depressed about my weight. Sometimes I feel like it affects every aspect of my life. You sound like you are very over worked. No wonder you are tired.

Stephanie, Wow! How exciting. I guess I have always been intimidated by running. I am totally impressed. I just feel everything shaking when I run and I stop immediately. :o That has got to really help your weight loss and your metabolism.

I have to work all weekend. I have such a hard time avoiding junk food on the days I work. i don't really know why. I'm sure between stress and everyone constantly having junk food there. lack of sleep..... I don't know. But I am going to do really good this weekend. I have to.

Hope you all have a great day

02-18-2005, 07:40 PM
Hey Girls...How did everyone's day go...???!! I'm just checking back in..and its GREAT to see how our little group has grown...:cb:

Christine!! Great to see you here!! :wave:
I know you can do it girlfriend...I have trouble with water...but I'm really working on it...Let's make a PACT...I will drink my water if you drink yours!! ;) how did today go!!??

Stephanie!! Great to see you here!! :wave:
I am sooo proud of you..You jogged 30 minutes last night!! Yippee!! GO Girl day I would love to do a 5K...!! and you are correct..TOGETHER..we can do anything!! :)

Sara!! Great to see you here!! :wave:
OMG!! You are cracking me up...Hey girl...I'm right there with you... I TOO want to be PHAT, One hot mama, hottie, WILF, MILF. OMG!! You read my mind...Let's get PHAT together!! :p I am loving SouthBeach sooo far...I hope I stick to it!! Monday will be my 2 weeks in phase 1....Sara...You are going to do good this weekend...and you are going to have NO JUNK FOOD!! You can do it girly!! ;)

Christy!! Great to see you here!! :wave:
Let's do this together...I wont' have fast food, if you wont' have fast food!! Congrats on losing your "3" pounds girl..YIPPEEE! You can do it...Hope to see you posting here!!

Selkiesa!! Great to see you here!! :wave:
I'm right there with you...It is sooo hard being overweight...You are totally judged on appearance, BEFORE someone even gets to know you...WE are here to support each other...That's why I started this...If we go through this DAILY together...WE can do ANYTHING!!

Welp....I am going to eat my dinner...and I will be back to post my day today..I just wanted to say HI to everyone...This is going to be GREAT!! I feel like I know ya'll all ready!!

buddha belly
02-18-2005, 11:15 PM
Hi, I was wondering if i could join you. I am new here too.

My name is Marie and I am 47, 5'5" and 160 lbs. I am single and work full-time. I started putting weight on about 12 years ago, I just never thought it would happen to me, result I guess of bad diet, very little exercise and aging metabolism.

I am trying to change my habits. The year before last I gave up a lot of junk foods, and tried to add healthy foods last year - the healthy food part didn't stick, so I am trying that again. I have only lost a total of 7 lbs, but I figure any year I don't gain and lose something is a success for me. I don't know if that would be considered too lazy, but....

Anyway, glad to meet you all.

02-19-2005, 12:22 AM
budda I think trying to change your eating habits is better than any of the diets out there. If you dont change your eating habits then none of them would work. I am also trying to become a more healthy eater, and I gotta say nothing that is this hard could be called lazy! It is so hard to give up junk food. But I know we can do it!

02-19-2005, 09:33 AM
Good Morning Sleepyheads!! Where is everyone?? Im up early on my to Curves..How did everyone do yesterday...I really need to work on my water today...I just can't get down 100oz...and that's my daily goal...
I hope everyone is on track this morning...Let us know how your day is going!! I will be back...
Selena :)

02-19-2005, 12:39 PM
Hello Everyone .......I was invited to jion this group when I posted a thread in the buddy up forum ......It seems like a really great group...........For those of you who dont know me is my story................
I am married and have 2 children who are now 3 and 5 years old . I am right now at the highest weight of my life 225 which is alot considering I am only 5'3 . I actually was a member of this site a while ago and was doing pretty good ( down to like 212 ) .....I got pregnant last summer and had a miscarriage in july which I am sure any of you can guess pretty much ruined my diet and everything for a while . I have dealt with it pretty well ....I look at my 2 beautiful boys and realize how lucky I am to have them ! Anyway I am ready to get on with my journey to find myself again . I am tired of looking at pictures of me and my children and being in shock you guys know that feeling think OH MY GOD I thought I looked really nice that day and then you see this picture and you just wanna cry ......We went to the beach last summer and the few pics there are of me I just kept looking at them over and over thinking DID I REALLY LOOK THAT BAD .My husband trys to help but well he is 5'9 and weighs 145 and can eat junk all day everyday and has never gained a pound in his life ......but he is supportive ......but you know how it is at times he trys to say the right thing and no matter what he says I take it wrong ......he tells me he loves me no matter what and I believe him ....then i think in my head when did we go from me loungin around in his sweatpants to him loungin around in mine HAHA.....
Anyway I am very glad I have joined this site and am looking forward to having you ladies to vent to and share the ups and downs of this rocky road we have all chosen to travel down ........Right now I think I have found a fork in the road direction looks flat and easy ......the other looks like it is uphill and full of twists and turns .....For once in my life I am chosing the uphill road ...the hard road ....and I am gonna get to the end of it no matter how long it takes .........

02-19-2005, 12:49 PM
How wonderful our great group is really growing. We are all going to reach our goals. I know it. We are strong, determined, striving to be PHAT chicks!!! :lol:

Selina, Thank you for the encouragement. It makes it easier to avoid junk food knowing I have such great support here. It's almost like I would be letting you guys down as well as myself. :D And I'm with ya!! PHAT or bust!!! You are gonna be the hottest chick in Vegas. :devil: You will be turning heads!!!!

Water is a huge downfall for me also. I just can't seem to give up the diet coke for the water. I really need to though. The really bad part about diet coke (there are lots of bad things) but for me is that it makes me crave salty crunchy spicy junk food. But I am a big diet coke addict. I have cut back some but need to cut back more and add in the water.

How does everyone else do on getting enough water in? Maybe we should have a water challenge?

Well, I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far. Hope to see you all here later. I have to get to sleep now because I worked all night and I have to be up in 6 hours to get ready for work again. Yuck! :tired: :coffee:

You all have a great day. I'm so glad to get to know all of you. :D


02-19-2005, 01:05 PM
FM in PA!!! Goodmorning. I must have been posting with you. I'm pokey! Just want to say hi and so glad you are here. So far there seems to be a lot of supportive ladies gathering in our little group.

I am sorry about the loss you went through with a miscarriage. I can't imagine how hard that had to be for you. And thank heavens you do have two beautiful boys to cherish every day.

I so know what you are saying. I will be feeling pretty good about myself one day get dressed up and then see a picture and I am horrified at what I actually look like!! :fr: I usually destroy those pics. I almost think that it was that denial in myself that allows me to keep gaining? I don't know though. I haven't solved the mystery in my head yet.

Husbands are sweet but I don't think they know what we are going through. There is really a lot of pressure put on us to be beautiful. More than them. My hubby needs to lose thirty pounds and he is clueless about what I am going through because he doesn't feel the need to run and hide from mirrors cameras public. Like I do.

Hopefully this difficult road we are taking will get easier as we decide each day that it is just a way of life. Its just the way things are, just like we brush our teeth and put our shoes on. eating right and taking care of ourselves the way we deserve to be taken care of is just part of every day life. Anyway, I like to believe it will be that much of a habit someday.

Okay, really going to sleep now. I am totally motivated for sleep. It will keep me from eating too :lol: Not many things can do that. Hee Hee

02-19-2005, 01:13 PM
Stephanie, Christine, Selkiesa, and Christy!!!! You all have a wonderful day!! Keep posting. We need the encouragement! and our thread should always be at the top of the charts. Hee Hee!!! Cuz we rule.

02-19-2005, 02:48 PM
I just joined this site as well and saw the post in the buddy up forums.

My name is Michelle, and I'm a stay at home mom with a beautiful 7 year old daughter and a new small jewelry business. I recently married a wonderful man, and we are getting ready to take a trip to the UK in August to see his sister get married. I want to be a lot smaller for her wedding than I was for my own. I'm not on a specific diet plan, just trying to eat sensibly and exercise. I'm a total carb-aholic so Atkin's and the like would never work for me :lol:

I've lost 6.5 pounds since I started this all a week and a half ago, and I already feel more energized.

buddha belly
02-19-2005, 04:35 PM
Thanks for the welcome Christy. Staying away from fast food is very, very hard and that is what got me where I am today, lol. So good luck to both of us with that.

Stephanie, I hope you don't mind my saying, but I think 1000 calories a day is too low for you, or for anyone trying to lose weight. If you make it too restrictive, you are more likely to fall off the bandwagon so to speak, and they say that at too low of calories your body is thinking it is starving and retains fat to protect itself. Also if you are training for running, then you might not have enough energy to get you through the day. Just for what it's worth.

One thing I am doing to help me stay away, hopefully, from restaurants/fast food, is I am paying myself if I spend less than a certain level every month - $20/$100 less and then putting that money into a pot for certain things that I want. Then I am also paying myself $2.00 for 2 hours of activity a day (I also having cleaning related issues) - so that helps me to exercise too. I only give myself 10 minutes of activity points for work since I have a desk job.


02-19-2005, 08:41 PM
Hi Marie, Welcome!!! I am so sorry I did not see your post earlier. What a great life change you have made to cut out junk food. That is wonderful. I am so glad you are here.

Michelle, Hi and Welcome. I'm glad we are all getting together to support each other. You are going to be lookin good in UK!!!!

I hope you are all having a great weekend.

Sorry have to leave for work. I will check in later. :D

02-19-2005, 10:23 PM
Hi everyone :wave: I am fairly new to 3FC (about 2 weeks) I joined Weight Watchers on 1-27-05. We have a group of 22 employees at work doing WW. They come weekly and conduct meetings at work which is really nice.

My name is Paige and I am soon to be 40 which is really stressing me out!!!! :yikes: I don't know where my 30's went, but I want them back!!!! I have been married for 12 years to a great guy. We are parents to a 6 year old son and a 4 year old daughter.

I have always stuggled with my weight to some degree. I was my heaviest during my last pregnancy when I topped 304. (Boy I don't think anyone even knows that except for my OBGYN) We tried for 5 years to get pregnant and during that time I gained 60 lbs. and then another 40 since my first child. The fertility treatments were brutal and with every negative pregnancy test or miscariage I would comfort myself with food. Since my children were born I can now say that I am a slave to conveince food. Whatever is fast and easy is what we eat.

I need to lose this weight for myself and my family. I have never really been a yo-yo dieter, I just don't diet. This is something that I am committed too and have to do!!! I can use all the "buddies" and support I can get.

I started a charm bracelet when I started WW. The first charm says "family". I am only a few pounds away from being able to add the next one. I hope to get to know all of you better.

Paige :balloons:

02-19-2005, 11:13 PM
Hi everyone!

Hope I can join your group!

For my intro: I'm 32 y.o., mom of two (21 months and 4 years old) and working full time for the moment. I have steadily gained weight since my teen years and just can't remember what it feels like to be thin and not so self conscious. I want to lose weight for me (a million reason why), but also for my kids. I just don't want them to be teased because of me. Plus I want to be a good example to them concerning food & exercise.

I'm 5'2" and 215 right now, which my highest ever. I'm determined to lose my extra weight this time. I joined ww this week and have started eating better. That already makes me feel better knowing I'm doing something about it. My goal weight for now is 175 which is what I was before the kids. Eventually I will aim for 140, but that seems just too far for now to comtemplate.

Selena: Thanks for starting this group! Congrats on your excellent first week!

Christine: We're starting at about the same weight, good luck to both of us! Hats off to you for taking care of 4 kids on your own. Your house must be so lively : )

Stephanie: I'm sure with all the exercise your getting it, you will see amazing results! Keep it up!

Sara: Hi again ww buddy! My DD is just turning 21 months so almost the same as yours : ) I love your Dori quote! Let's just keep losing together!

Christy: Keep up your good work! I love walking too! I usually listen to my favorite music and get going. I stoped with the cold weather, but it's my goal for next week to start it again.

Selkiesa: Hi! What is the cruise plan? I haven't heard of it yet. I too can't wait to shop for clothes in regular stores! That is a great motivator since I love shopping but don't like spending too much!

Marie: Glad to meet you too! Any loss is better than gain!! Keep losing however slowly and you will end up at your goal!

fatmommyinpa: Glad to see you here too! I replied to your other post in the buddy section cause I saw so much of myself in you. You seem determined, you will make it!

Michelle: Hi! Congrats on your great start!

Paige: Glad to meet you too! I love the idea of the bracelet charms!! Congrats on your good start!

Water challenge! What a good idea! I was drinking none before but I started doing much better this week. My goal for now is 32 oz, since more than that my bladder can't handle yet. I have one container that I fill and drink from it. Once it's finished I treat myself to my favorite: a diet pepsi (I can sure related to your diet coke addiction, Selena!).

Talk to you all soon

02-20-2005, 12:16 AM
I hope you don't mined for me to post. I'm not realy that new still trying to figure out how to post something like the weight bar. I joined last month been trying to figure out just which diet and exercise is best for me. So now i'm ready to start talking and I would like to join you.
Hi I'm Angie I'm now 26 years old have two kids boy 6 and girl 2 years old. Been married for 8 years now. My highest weight was 255. I've been overweight on and off for as long as i can remember. I lost 35 pounds while I was pregnant with my baby girl. My current weight is 220 and I will lose the weight for my health and for me. I bought me a elliptical this week and thinking about doing WW. at home.
I real need buddies to talk to because I'm ready for this long process and need some company along the way. The only so called friend I have around here are small and talk about people overweight right in front of me like I'm not then say well she was bigger than you. As you can tell we fight a lot. Thanks

02-20-2005, 01:37 AM
Hello everyone .....boy we are sure getting alot of us in here ......I am trying so hard to keep all of it straight .......but just to let all of you know this group is helping me already .....REALLY .......I know I could come in here and lie but I dont want to .....and I wont ......All day I think in the back of my mind " I gotta post something ....gee wonder how they are all doing " and really it gets me thru some of those brutal moments ......but I must say I did great today ( for the most part ).................noithing to drink but water and ice tea w/ splenda .........turkey sand. for lunch ........veggie stirfry for dinner ( at my mother in laws ) and then ****>>>>>>>>>> my husband who wont eat veggie ....ate nothin at his mothers and had to have wendy's on the way home .....ok so I go thru the drive thru ......get him what he wants .....Im doing great I ordered nothing ......I can do this ....I really can .....AND THEN WE GOT HOME AND ALL **** BROKE LOSE ......he left a cheeseburger sitting in the bag on the counter and told me to throw it away .......HEY ANY GUESS"S WHERE I PUT IT ???????? YEP thats right I ATE THE CHEESEBURGER I made a mistake and I feel like crap about it ....but tomorrow is a new day and I am gonna wake up in the morning and try HARDER........

02-20-2005, 10:31 AM
Good Morning Girls!! How is everyone this morning!! :wave:

It is wonderful to see everyone joining here...WE can sooooo DO THIS TOGETHER!! I did really good yesterday...and I agree that this group is making me THINK ....before I EAT something I shouldn't...I went to Curves yesterday and barely could finish my 3 times around the machines...Im sick!! eekkk...
I have a really bad cold...and yesterday, all I wanted was ICE CREAM to soothe my throat....but I didnt' cave in...I thought to myself..and wondered how I could come on here and FACE you girls...if I had eaten ice cream...So I stuck to my plan...and I cant' believe it.... :D This thread is going to be soooo good for me!! It motivates me...
Now a welcome to all our girls who joined yesterday..

Hey Marie...Glad you joined us!! 7 pounds is wonderful girlfriend..:cb: YIPEE!!!
You can do this...we are here for you....I know it is sooo hard to give us junk food...but just keep telling yourself how badly you want to lose the weight!!! welcome aboard!! I hope to get to know you!!

FM in PA!!! Glad you are here!! Welcome!! This is a wonderful group of ladies...and I know we can do this confessed...You ate a is a new start again today...YOU CAN DO THIS!! You know you can!! :) nothing TASTES as good as THIN feels!
I know what you mean about pictures...we have sooo many get togethers in my family...and I just HIDE from all the cameras...its soo pitiful...My mom had tons of pictures from our family reunion in Orlando....and not 1 picture of me!! I get all dressed up and think I look really good...but then look in the mirror and think...Oh WOW...that doesnt' look as good as you thought it did...Lose some weight all ready....If I keep telling myself that...maybe it will sink in...I think my HEAD is finally getting it..........and I am on a mission to get this weight off me!! I will be here every step of the way with you!! ;) I hope to get to know you!!

Good morning Sara...(my PHAT friend!)... :coffee: How are you this morning?? How did you do yesterday??? I think alot of people are interested in your WATER challenge...can you get us started with that??!! Oh yeah..YOU ROCK!!

Hey Michelle...Glad you joined us here!! :wave:Congrats on your 6 1/2 pounds lost ....:cb:.........YIPEE!! Go Girl Go...Check in here with us daily and let us know how you are doing...I hope to get to know you!!

Hi Paige!! :wave: that is awesome that you have co-workers doing the same thing with you....girlfriend..dont' let "40" stress you out...I turned 40 this year...and feel better than ever...cause I know this is my year to get this weight off...I love your charm bracelet idea...I have several italian charm bracelets, so maybe I will get me a new one and reward myself for every 5 pounds lost...Great idea!! This is a wonderful place for support...jump in...and I hope to get to know you!!

Hi Ann!! Of course you can join us..the more the merrier!! Glad you are here!!
Congrats on joining WW...You can do this girlfriend..and we will be right here with you the WHOLE WAY!! I too struggle with my water...and think a water challenge would be great...Jump in and let us know how you are doing...I hope to get to know you!!

Hi Angie!! Jump in girl...and let us know how you are doing...Glad you decided to post here...We're all new here and needed our OWN place to post...Congrats on getting an elliptical...That's awesome...Most of my friends are small too...but they are supportive...sometimes they do say things....not directed at me...but it still hurts my feelings...I want to do this for me...hope to get to know you!!

Here was my day yesterday...

Exercise: Went to Curves
Food: Breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 strips of turkey Bacon
Lunch: Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast
Dinner: Steak, Salad and Mushrooms (drank a Diet Sprite Zero)..with no carbs, no sugar and no caffeine...
Snack: Sugar free Jello (Cherry!)
Water: probably around 40 oz.....(no where NEAR enough!)...I would like to drink at least 100oz per day...I need a challenge or something!!

Hope you all are having a great day!!
I will be back later.........
Selena :)

02-20-2005, 11:08 AM
Wow, it is amazing how fast a new group can grow. I really wanted to get in on one that didn't have alot of history already. It can be a bit intimidating to just jump right in. Let's see we have Selena (thanks for starting this), Christine, Stephanie, Sara, Christy, Selkiesa, Marie, FM in PA, Michelle, Ann, Angie, and Paige (ME!). I hope to get to know all of you better.

As I was making my list of names I was re-reading some of the posts. Some of you were talking about pictures. I totally understand and I will hide from the camera or hide the pictures (if they don't make it to the trash first). It then dawned on me how true this is but how sad. My kids have grown up so fast (time flies) and we don't have a nice family picture. I never even really have had my pictures taken with my kids. So I have decided that this is going to be something I will work towards and do when I reach my goal.

Well my husband needs to get on the computer so I hope you all have a great day and make wise choices!!!


02-20-2005, 11:29 AM
Wow, it is amazing how fast a new group can grow. I really wanted to get in on one that didn't have alot of history already. It can be a bit intimidating to just jump right in. Let's see we have Selena (thanks for starting this), Christine, Stephanie, Sara, Christy, Selkiesa, Marie, FM in PA, Michelle, Ann, Angie, and Paige (ME!). I hope to get to know all of you better. Paige

I agree can be intimidating, when some of these groups have been together so long..That's why I thought it would be a great idea to start this one...we all kinda started around the same time..and we all needed support.... we will make our OWN HISTORY!! ;)
so glad you are here!!

WAKE UP Sleepyheads!!
Come out Come out wherever you ARE!! :coffee:
I can't wait to see how your day went yesterday!!

02-20-2005, 01:40 PM
Goodmorning Newbie Chicks!!!!! Well, I just got home from work and I need to get to bed so I can be up by 4 and start over again. The great thing about tonight is it is my FRIDAY!!! Yay! No more work after tonight. At least for a few days :cb: It is really hard for me to stay on my program when at work. First, I am sad because yesterday my husband woke me up and I am STARVING because I hadn't eaten in a long time. And he went and had KFC waiting for me when I woke up. :mad: He keeps doing this to me. I don't understand why :?: . So I looked up the chicken pot pie. Its very bad. But since I hadn't eaten anything I ate half of it and had enough points to not go over. But half of a chicken pot pie doesn't last long I was still hungry. GRRRRRR. Then everyone at work brought food. So I ate a couple bites of the bean dip and 2 bites of the pie. And that was all I ate all night at work. Then came home and the other half of that stupid pot pie was still here so I just ate it and now I am going to bed very hungry. Dumb Dumb Dumb. Definately not the way a PHAT chick would eat. I haven't gone over on my points but its not good choices.

Okay that is my rambling of how bad I did. I am going to do good tonight and then I will be off work for a few days and I will work really hard.

I am so scared to get weighed. It is so stupid. I really have been staying in my point range but My first week I lost zero after working really hard. I'm scared if I weigh in and don't lose again I will feel frustrated and give up. But I know I can't give up. Because I am he*l bent on wearing my old jeans this year. :^:

We have lots of new faces I see. Hooray! That makes me so happy. It is hard to fit into a group of people who have been online friends for a while. I think we will form our own little circle here and it will just be wonderful. I didn't see some from our first day post anymore. Hope to see em.

Paige, I know what you are saying about no one knowing your weight. In fact I am always worried my hubby will get on this site and somehow figure out who I am. Silly huh? But I don't want anyone outside of this group to know. Here though I feel like it lets people know where you are coming from. Its the only place I can actually discuss my weight without feeling ashamed. Bad me I know. No stress about 40. It really is only a number :lol: Isn't that what we say about the scale too? Hee Hee. But it is! And you are going to be so happy and healthy and energetic in your 40's they may end up being your best years yet! :D Convenience food is the root of all evil. It has put at least 70 pounds on me. I have officially declared it my enemy!! It is just so darn convenient. I am so glad you are here. Thanks for being our weight loss buddy!

DETK1320, I'm so glad you are here. We are going to do this. It is so nice to have all of this support. I can't wait to get on here everyday to see how everyone is doing. I hope your first week at ww goes well. It seems like sometimes I forget that I am on a "diet" and I have to remind myself quickly that I no longer eat whatever I darn well please. I have to really think about what I am eating right now. I hope as the weeks go by it gets to be more "normal" for me. You are so right though. I already feel better because I feel totally determined that this time I am going to lose weight and I'm not ever going to QUIT again. I'm going to be healthy from this day forward.

basic75, Welcome. It's so nice you are here. It is nice to have people to talk to about weight loss who understand. I think this will help me a lot. How do you like your eliptical? I have been thinking about getting one. Except I just bought the DDR to do with DS. Hopefully I do it. But I have heard that the eliptical is really good. As far as the weight bar.... Go to the top of the page where it says "user cp" click on that, you can alter lots of stuff to personalize this site to you, go to the one that says "edit signature" that is where you can put all sorts of deco on your name. It entertained me for quite a while.

FM in PA, I just can't call you "fatmommy" I can't do it. Because you are not a fatmommy. You are an awesome mommy. And I feel for you girl. Cheesburgers should not be left all alone and unwanted. :burger: :devil: It is just WRONG!!!! And you know what? Thats what I'm talking about. I need my house to be a safe place!!!! No tempting food. I am tempted enough everywhere else I go. I need a safe haven. I need to make DH understand this. But one cheeseburger is not going to ruin a week of good. Thats the great thing. Yay for you knowing today is a new day. We can't beat ourselves up. We have to be nice to us :D I will try to remember that too. ;) Can't wait to hear how your day went today.

Selena, I just really do appreciate you getting this whole group started. This is so great for me. If we all stick together we have the potential of really bonding and supporting each other all the way to our goals!! Thank you! And I'm so glad I'm your PHAT friend. :D We are going to do this.
And this thread is making it WAY more fun for me.

Okay, Water. I don't really like it all that much. I mean if I have no diet coke or coffee I might consider drinking it. But otherwise, eh, no thanks. So I guess my first goal is to lose the attitude toward the water huh? I mean water has never done anything to me. I should like it. I'm pretty positive if I had been drinking water my ankles would not be cankles and I would have lost weight my first week. I have major water retention issues. But its not the dear sweet Diet coke that does that ;) nooooo. So, I say we all challenge ourselves to drink very minimum of 8 8 oz glasses of water every day. Starting today. Actually too late today for a lot of you prob. Okay, but tomorrow morning it will be our mission. Got Water? yummmm. helps prevent wrinkles too!!!! I will do this because I don't want to be the weak link in our water challenge. :cheers: So drink up ladies.

Have a great day!!!! I'm so glad to have met such a great group of chicks.
Thanks for being so supportive. :grouphug:

"Talk" to you later

02-20-2005, 01:49 PM
Angie and Ann, Sorry I am a dip. I have been looking like a mad woman to find your posts so I could reply (I saw that Selina had posted to you) I would have felt bad if I missed someone. So I just broke the code and figured it out. Haa Haa I'm going to bed now because I OBVIOUSLY can't even read now. Take Care

02-20-2005, 02:53 PM
Well Sara ....your husband had the KFC and mine had WENDYS ....lets forbid them to go to fast food restauraunts in our presence .......hahahahaha...yeah right !!!! We just gotta keep trying to overcome the need to eat ......Makes me feel better that I am not the only one who made a mistake ......I did the same thing with the cheeseburger ....10 minutes of eat or not to eat that is the question
Anyway .....I have been eating tons of veggies ......I keep making this stuff with beans ..corn ...peas ...carrots ...and a little bit of pasta ..(more veggies than pasta )...and cook it all together with some garlic ,parsley, and a hint of romano cheese is really good and fills me up ....I am gonna make a big batch of it today and put it in containers to freeze and take to work .......I figured I can have that on days the husband and kids eat badly as well ......small portion of that and a peice of chicken or turkey and thats a sensible dinner .........I find it hard to find healthy foods I like .........
Selena .....thanks so much for starting this thread it is wonderful to have somewhere to vent and discuss weight with people so much like myself .
Paige .....thats a great idea to our goal so we can have a nice family pic that won't bring us to tears .....I need that as well.
Angie ......dont let friends like those bring you down ......I know how it feels .....they sit there right in front of you and comment about someone and you sit there and listen and then realize that some of the FAT people they are talking about are smaller than you .....then you wonder GEE what do they say about me ......I've been there so many times ........Thats why we can do this ......HERE ...TOGETHER .....We all know how it feels
Ann....I noticed our goal weight is the same .....Well 175 here we come ....we are both gonna get there
Marie , Michelle , Christy and Christine .........Gosh I hope I have covered everyone .....keep on posting ......I cant wait to get to know everyone better we can all be here for each other ......I look forward to reading all the posts .........
By the way my name is Christina but with a Christine and Christy it may get confusing so I'll just keep FMinPA.........

02-20-2005, 04:31 PM
I am having kinda of a hard time about it today. I dont know what it is about me and the weekends. My husband is outside doing yardwork and I am just hanging out indoors!


That just sounds pathetic! I am just gonna have to go out and help otherwise I will feel bad! PLus I need to work off the wonderful breakfast he made this morning.

02-20-2005, 05:38 PM
Hey, all, what do you think of starting a new thread each day to post our progress and maybe have a mini-challenge each day (you know: drinking water, 30 minutes of cardio, no dessert, avoiding fast food, eating low-carb, etc.)?

I think it's great so many people are jumping in, but if this thread gets to be 15 pages long, it might intimidate any other newbies (or maybe I'm just lazy :lol: ). In one of the other groups I jumped into on here, the first post each day is an introduction of all of the people already in their group, and then from there, everyone just posts about their day, how they are doing, and that fun stuff. I'll see if I can come up with a list about the people who have posted so far, and maybe we can start a new post tomorrow monring. What do you all think?

02-20-2005, 05:59 PM
Introducing Ourselves:

GiddyupKaos (Selena): age 40, full-time office manager, married for 18 years, losing weight with South Beach

thechangingtable (Christine): age 37, divorced SAHM of 4 kids (2-16),losing weight by eliminating dairy

scnorris2001 (Stephanie): age 29, losing weight to compete in a 5k road race through reduced-calorie diet and exercise

girly (Sara): age 36, married with 2 children (9 and 20 months), losing weight through WW

palemoonlight (Christy): losing weight through eating better and eliminating fast food

selkiesa: age 25, full time graduate student with a part time job as well, losing weight using the Cruise diet/exercise plan

budha belly (Marie): age 47, works full time, single, losing weight by giving up a lot of junk foods and adding healthy foods to her diet

fatmommyinPA: married with 2 children (3 and 5)

michellejy (Michelle): age 29, SAHM of 7 year old daughter, recently married, has small home-based jewelry-business, losing weight through reduced-calorie diet and exercise

kpe (Paige): soon to be 40, married with 2 children (6 and 4), losing weight through WW

detk1320 (Ann): age 32, mother of 2 (21 months and 4 years), works full time, losing weight through WW

basic75 (Angie): age 26, married with 2 children (6 and 2), losing weight through exercise

02-20-2005, 08:16 PM
Hi! Your group sounds like just what I need! I haven't been around for a while, so I am a "renew" if that is OK.
I am 46 yrs.old and would like to lose around 25 lbs. I lost some weight about 2 years ago, getting close but never reaching my goal; and I have put 10 lbs. back on.
I am going to start exercising more regularly, eat more fruits and vegies, drink more water, and avoid the late night munching. I realize that it took time to put the weight on, and that it will take time to take it off. Of course I would like to lose it like by next week...
Let's help each other stay on track!
Peace, Jen

02-20-2005, 08:50 PM
:wave:Christy, I'm sorry you are having not such a good day. The weekend seems to be hard for a lot of people. Its hard for me and I work it. How does that make sense? Anyway, I hope your day got better. Take Care :)

:wave:FMinPA, I have told DH he is not allowed to bring fast food into the house. He just doesn't seem to get it. You have a great idea having good stuff premade for you. I really need to do that for work.

:wave:Michelle, Hi! Its so nice to see you again. I hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks so much for making that list. Its wonderful. I am going to cut and paste it so I can refer to it when writing. Thank you.

:wave:Hi Jen! Welcome. we are all very new. think we started this Friday. 3 days and going strong. Yay!!! I know what you are saying about wanting to lose it next week. If there were an overnight fat pill I would probably be willing to pay a pretty penny for that!!!! But I guess I have to just tough it out. Grrrrr. Have a great night. It was nice to meet you. Take Care. :wave:

as far as the thread goes I was hoping we could keep just one place instead of restarting everyday. I think that might get to be more confusing. Thats how I lost my first group of buddies I think. It became too hard to keep up with the conversations when there was a new thread posted every day and people gave up. Lots of groups just post continuously on one thread and don't start new and they seem okay? Just my opinion though. Its up to all of you. whatever everyone else wants to do. I'm just so glad to have met such a great group of people who are so supportive. I hope we stick together because this is really helping me. However you all want to do it I'm sure it will work out. :grouphug:

Okay, I'm running late for work so gotta go. Take care and see you all here tomorrow. :coffee:

02-20-2005, 08:59 PM
Good evening everyone! Had a few minutes and thought I would see what you are up to. Where has the weekend gone???

Sara, I agree with you I have enough trouble keeping up with what I already have going. A new thread each day might make it just too much to keep up with. I'd really like to just keep it the way we have it.

Michelle, we could still do a challenge but just not post a new thread every day.

What does everyone else think???


buddha belly
02-20-2005, 09:43 PM
I was going to say that either way is fine with me, and I like the challenge idea, but was hoping the challenges could be posted the night before, lol, cause I don't have time before work or at work to see what the challenges are. I don't get on computer for personal stuff until after the gym in the evening. Or maybe I could just be a day behind on the challenges (I already do 30 mins - 2 hrs at the gym every day except 1 day off, but lets see how long that sticks).

Oh and for those eating a cheeseburger or KFC occassionally, I wouldn't feel too guilty. I mean our habits weren't formed overnight and I don't think it realistic to not have an indulgence here and there, especially when you don't go over your points or calorie limits by an extreme amount.

Anyway good luck to us all,


02-20-2005, 10:37 PM
Hi everyone ........I kinda agree on keeping in one place cause I to am afraid we'll all get lost ........dont want that to happen.......I'm happy to have figured this site out enough to get to this support group everyday ........I am up for the challenges though and posting the night before sounds like a great idea so we all have a chance to get in on it ...........

02-20-2005, 11:10 PM
Hi everyone!

Angie: Welcome to the group! I have heard good things about the elleptical. How are you enjoying it? Sorry to hear about your friend lack of tack... Hang in there!

FMinPA: You might have made a mistake but you ate lots of veggies and drank lots of water which is great!! Keep going and it won't show at the end of the week!

Selena: Way to go, sounds like you are doing great!! Keep it up!

Paige: Great idea about taking a family picture as a reward for reaching a goal! I will join you in using that as a reward.

Sara: If you stayed within your points then you didn't fail!! You have to right attitude when you say you won't quit!! It would only be worst if you did quit so hang in there and it will get better and easier. The first few weeks are the hardest then it becomes so much easier, second nature. I hope your weigh-in goes well so you'll be encouraged!! Is your weigh in on Fridays? I will join in the water challenge but if it's ok I will keep my goal at 4 glass so 32 oz for the moment. I need to succeed at first to be encouraged and I know I would not be able to handle 8 glasses right away (my bladder just coudn't handle it, hi hi). Hopefully, I will build up to more soon.

FMinPA: Hi Christina! I too have to increase my veggies so has to be full, because I have been feeling hungry a lot this week. I know if I keep with eating better my body will get use to the new portions size. But this week isn't easy. I think with time when we start feeling so much better eating the healthy food we probably will enjoy them more. We just have to stick with it! We will make it to 175!

Christy: I agree with you, weekends are tough! That sure is my biggest challenge. Hope you ended up enjoying being outside.

Michelle: Thanks for the list! I will make it easier to keep track of everyone. How about a new post every week? I personnally like to go back to my last posted message and read from there. So too many messages might make it harder to keep track. I like the challenge idea, but I would once again make it weekly so if I can't read up one day I didn't miss it and I can keep up the challenge. Maybe start a weekly thread with a challenge. Just an idea!

Jen: Welcome to this group! Sounds like a good plan to lose weight : ) Looking forward to getting to know you!

Sara: Thanks for your support too!

As for me, today was hard since it was DH's birthday and I cooked all day, but even if I wasn't perfert, I'm happy I did so much better than I would have in the past. I only had one serving at supper and a sliver piece of cake and actually didn't miss not having more ( :o I used to eat two pieces!) Not much water today though, but tommorrow I will be back on track with the water. I also play ice hockey tommorrow which will help me start my week more actively!

Hope it's a good week for everyone! Heathy choices everyone! :cheer: :goodluck:

02-21-2005, 07:53 AM
Good Morning girls...I am getting my clothes together for Curves and making me the MOCK pancakes (SouthBeach Style!)...we will see how those turn out...I am running late...but wanted to say GOOD MORNING!! I will be back, as soon as I get to work!! Today is my 2 week WEIGH-IN!! Eekkk!! :p
Selena :)

02-21-2005, 08:59 AM
Good morning ladies! hope everyone had a great weekend. I admit, the weekends are HARD for me. All the kids want is junk! I have little willpower, so I give in and eat the leftovers! Ugh!

Those natural cheetos! i need to stop buying them. I did buy more fruit and veggies, so hopefully I can learn to eat those instead of grabbing the cheetos!

I drank my water and took my vitamins faithfully. I did 4 minutes on my elliptical a couple of times on Friday and again Saturday. Only 2 minutes on Sunday. I did not buy or drink any coke/soda. Made iced tea instead. I did weigh myself and the scale read 214 (which is my high that I keep flip flopping back and forth to). Depressing.

Been good avoiding dairy. Off to drink some water and maybe a couple of minutes on the elliptical. Whoo wee!

02-21-2005, 10:17 AM
Hey, all... sounds like the concensus is to keep this thread going and have a weekly (rather than daily challenge as well). That seems like a great idea. It will make it easy to keep track of the weekly challenge by having it in a different place, and we can still keep welcoming the newbies and directing them to the challenges here.

I'm going to start a weekly challenge... I'll post a link in a minute.

02-21-2005, 10:28 AM
Okay, I posted a new challenge thread here:

Hopefully, this will be an easy start for most of us, but it's a good habit to get into.

02-21-2005, 11:45 AM
I am really excited about the new weekly challenges. I NEVER drink enough water! now I have a new way to motivate myself on it!

02-21-2005, 12:59 PM
Goodmorning! Just getting off work. Survived the weekend! Didn't do as well as I wanted but didn't do bad either. It really is hard because the people I work with have food around ALL of the time. Last night ordered pizza. So I ate two peices. It was chicken white pizza. The good thing is that one of the girls brought in cupcakes and I didn't make a point that I wasn't eating mine I just put it in my lunch box and brought it home for hubby. Yay!!! I didn't eat the cupcake at least.

Today is suppose to be my weigh in. Right now actually. But after being on my feet for the past 12 hours my legs are VERY swollen. I really don't want to be discouraged. So I am putting off my weigh in. I will have to look and see when I can go again.

But today I am going to get in all of my water and try to get rid of some of the extra water weight I'm sure I put on this weekend. It really is rediculous how intimidated I am by the darn scale. :chicken:

:angel: Hi Paige! How did your weekend go? I hope you had a wonderful weekend? Was it busy for you? How are you doing today? I hope you are having a wonderful day.

:angel: Marie, you are so right about it being okay to eat the junk once in a while if within points/cal. I appreciate you saying that. Sometimes I think I get so fixed on being perfect that I finally give up because I'm not perfect. I agree the challenge should be posted the day before so we are prepared the day of :D I am so impressed with your workout routine. Wow!!! You do great. Have a great day.

:angel: Hi Ann, It sounds like you did great eating well under pressure. :D It is difficult now to eat out or have special occasions. At least for me. But I think that might get easier also. Hope you all had a wonderful day celebrating DH bday.

:angel: FMinPA, goodmorning. How is your day going? I hope great. How was yur weekend? Busy?

:angel: Selena, I'm sending good scale wishes your way.:goodscale I hope your weigh in goes great. And hope you enjoyed your workout. Have a good day at work.

:angel: Christine. The weekends are hard for me too. Don't really know why. I am sorry you are struggling with those two pounds. that has to be so hard for you. You sound like you are really sticking to your guns though. It sounds like you are doing so good. Yay!!!!!

:angel: Hi Michelle, thanks for starting that great challenge thread. That is wonderful.

:angel: Christy, Goodmorning. Hope you are having a great day. The challenges are exciting. I need to get my water now.

Just so you all know if you want to you can change your settings so when you open a thread it goes to the most recent posts first instead of the post at the begining. So you can start on this thread from here instead of where you have already read. It is in you user cp under settings I think???

I think I am going to get a charm bracelet also to reward myself. I love that idea. Does anyone else have a reward system? I can't wait until I start wanting to go clothes shopping again. that is going to be a huge reward to give myself. Not even buying just having the desire to go.

Does everyone here have a special weigh in day or do some of you just weigh whenever?

I will check in later. I look forward to hearing how all of you are doing today.

02-21-2005, 01:07 PM
Check out our thread. It has reached new status. It is now a "hot thread" :D

We ROCK!!!! :cool:

02-21-2005, 01:29 PM
Hey Everyone!! WOW!! Our little thread is kicking!! I LOVE IT!! :cb:
I weighed this morning and was a little disappointed..I lost 1 pound...but decided a pound is a POUND!! That's "7" pounds in 2 how can I be disappointed in that!!??? ;)
I love the water challenge thing...and will definitely post over there in a minute...I have such a HARD TIME getting all my water in...I should drink at least 100 oz per day...eekkkkkkkkkkkk...I feel like I am floating today all ready...I've gotten down 48 oz...and still going!! Whew!!!
I will be back after lunch!!
Selena :)

02-21-2005, 01:32 PM
Hello ladies....My name is Jamie, i am 29 yrs. old. Married for almost 6yrs (been together almost 13yrs) We have 2 sons. JJ is 5 and NJ is 11. I have been slowly gaining weight for a few years now. I noticed the weight gain and tried to diet and exercise to lose it but was unable to. I found out last week that I have hypothyroidism and high blood pressure. I must lose this weight. I am now on medication for both. My husband has been with me through it all. He is supportive but I can not talk to him like I would a girlfriend. I am looking forward to checking in with you all daily.

Ok so I started dieting last week because of the visit to the doctor. I have lost 4# so far. I know I will not lose that much each time but it felt GREAT this morning to see the scale go below 190. I have been stuck there for a couple of yrs now. For exercise I have been getting up early and working out to the Fit Tv channel. I do not have any workout tapes or anything to watch and I like this channel because it is not the same workout all the time. It gives me the variety I need. I am looking to lose around 60lbs. In the summer we go camping every weekend on property we have located on the Illinois River. Yes we go boating alot. I did not even put on a swim suit this past year. I would wear a tshirt and shorts instead. I really would love to put on a suit this year and see the look on my hubby's face. LOL

Talk to you all later. Have a great day.

PS sorry for making my reply so long. Sometimes I can't shut up!!! LOL

02-21-2005, 02:05 PM
hey Jamie! good job on the weight loss! 4 lbs! way to go! in case you dont know we are having little weekly challenges for all us newbies. This week is 48oz of water a day. Doesnt really seem like a lot, but if you are like me and dont drink alot of water it can be tough, I am doing pretty good today, I am already half way there and it isnt even noon!

02-21-2005, 02:53 PM
I caught bits and pieces of the challange but was not sure what it was. I will gladly participate. I have been giving up my soda for water so I will have to see if I can do it. I have had about 20oz today so far. Let the fun begin!!!LOL

02-21-2005, 03:45 PM
Hello everyone .........I think I had a pretty good weekend I ate sensibly and have had no pepsi since thursday .....and I do not really miss it ....I've been drinking water and ice tea w/ splenda (that satisfies me ) ......yesterday I did THE FIRM abs workout 1 in the afternoon and workout 2 in the evening and then I jogged down my block and back which is a HUGE hill .....its easy to run down but then you gotta come back up hubby dared me to do that after dinner and I did and think I'll do it every evening ........felt good to work of my meal ......Although I do work on tues and weds evening so on those days I guess I'll have to do something else .........We have a gym at work which is free to employees but I am not sure it is unlocked at 11 when I got off my shift .....I used to go to it when I worked the daylight shift .....I used to work fulltime daylight ( I am a nursing assistant ) .....just recently I started working on a casual basis where I make my own hours I work mostly evening and some daylight on weekends .......I am supposed to be strating college next semester as long as all my grants and loans are approved so I can afford it .......So not only am I embarking on this weight loss journey but my entire life is going to get really crazy here pretty soon .......But I always said when my kids got older and started school I was gonna go to college and become a nurse .......Lots of changing are coming my way ......but I think I am ready to take control of my life

02-21-2005, 03:47 PM
oh I forgot .......I dont own a scale at home soooo I have to use the scale at work .....I have always done that in the past I will weigh myself tomorrow when I work ......I havent seen a scale since I started this last week

02-21-2005, 04:17 PM
Ok often do you all weight in??? I usually try to do it weekly. Is that what most of you do?? Just wondering if i do it to often.

Need advice.....My husband has been working out of state for a while. We live in Illinois and he has been in Virgina for a couple of months. He is coming home tomorrow. It is very hard to lose weight with him around. I do not like to exercise when he is around unless it is walking. Food is horrible with him and the kids. They do not like much. They are all picky eaters. They would live on burgers and fries if I would let them. I need help. I get so tired of making 2 meals so I can lose weight. I have tried South Beach before and was doing good until money got tight. I think that is my biggest down fall. It is cheaper to buy the bad things. Does anyone else have to make their meal apart from their families???

02-21-2005, 04:52 PM
jme, i can relate. i don't have a dh to please, but i am trying to get the whole family to eat healthy. It it not easy. But when we go food shopping we look at the boxes and I taught them how to look at fat grams and sodium. I do not make 2 meals, i just eat what they eat (usually) and if they want something in addition to the healthy food, then I make that for them. Eating good does mean a higher grocery bill for us too.

So, get the kids to eat better overall then work on hubby. Good Luck!


02-21-2005, 07:07 PM
Jamie, Hi! Welcome. There seems to be a LOT of super supportive ladies posting in this thread so I am so glad you are here to now. Congratulations on your progress so far. 4 pounds is wonderful. It sounds like you are working really hard on this. I really know what you are saying about the kids and husband being picky. I swear my family really makes it hard sometime. I talked to my husband this weekend when he brought home KFC for me. I told him that I really needed to lose weight for myself so I could have more confidence in myself and be a better wife and mom. He felt bad for bringing me the KFC and said he is just trying to be nice. He then asked me to make him a list of foods I can eat so he can suprise me with dinner on the nights I work. I thought that was the sweetest thing. He is trying really hard. He also said he would try to eat the nutritious food I cook. But he thinks vegetables are the enemy. I have been looking for recipes that are low cal low fat that I could sneek the nutrition to family. If I have any I think you might like I will PM them to you if you would like?? It is sooooo expensive to buy good groceries. But I figure so is a lot of the junk food and fast food that we buy. So that is how I justify the groc bill?

I had to laugh when you said you didn't exercise in front of your dh. I don't either. I don't know why but it makes me very self conscious. I was glad to see someone else felt that way. We got the DDR game for the Xbox and I was going to do it with my son. My dh keeps telling me all weekend to get it out and I was trying to find a reason to tell him no without him knowing it was because I was too embarrased with him there???? Sad huh?

Thank you for introducing yourself and sharing so much. You definately didn't write too much. It was nice to get to know you.

02-21-2005, 07:18 PM
Selena, Yay!!!!!! :dancer: :cp: One less pound to go to unveil the PHAT chick inside!!!! That is wonderful. I know it seems like it will take forever with one pound at a time. But every week you will lose differently, some more some less. You already know that of course. You are close to having 10 pounds gone forever! and after only two weeks. You ROCK:cb:

I bet you are close to losing a size already too.

Congrats :bravo:

02-21-2005, 07:25 PM
FMinPA, it sounds like you did really well this weekend. You are going to be dropping the pounds with how dedicated you are. :cp: It sounds like you are making a lot of really big changes in yourself. Thank heavens you are going to have a little time to adjust to eating well before you start school. Hopefully you will be set in your thin healthy ways when school starts and you have a new challenge to face. Congratulations though on going to school. That is great!

and good luck on your weigh in tomorrow. Sending good scale vibes your way :goodscale . You wont need them though because you are doing so great.

Take Care and have a great night.

02-21-2005, 07:34 PM
I am supposed to be strating college next semester as long as all my grants and loans are approved so I can afford it .......So not only am I embarking on this weight loss journey but my entire life is going to get really crazy here pretty soon .......But I always said when my kids got older and started school I was gonna go to college and become a nurse .......Lots of changing are coming my way ......but I think I am ready to take control of my life

That is so impressive! My mom always worked from home when we were younger, but by the time my youngest brother hit high school, she was ready to follow her own dreams. She went to college and became an RN, something she had wanted to do since she was 12! It's no wonder my mom is my hero, huh?

Good luck to you!

02-21-2005, 07:40 PM
Need advice.....My husband has been working out of state for a while. We live in Illinois and he has been in Virgina for a couple of months. He is coming home tomorrow. It is very hard to lose weight with him around. I do not like to exercise when he is around unless it is walking. Food is horrible with him and the kids. They do not like much. They are all picky eaters. They would live on burgers and fries if I would let them. I need help. I get so tired of making 2 meals so I can lose weight. I have tried South Beach before and was doing good until money got tight. I think that is my biggest down fall. It is cheaper to buy the bad things. Does anyone else have to make their meal apart from their families???

I don't like to exercise when my husband is around either, but I gave in and just did it over the weekend. I'm doing this for me, and if I let something as insignificant as him being in the same house stop me, then I know I'll find any excuse not to exercise.

My daughter is a picky eater, and my husband thinks that meat needs to be the largest portion of every meal (while I ate vegetarian most of the time before moving in with him because I don't really like meat). I started experimenting with food more and found things that everyone likes. I also decided that it's not right for everyone else to always have what they want and deprive myself so sometimes I make vegetarian food, and as long as it isn't every night, my hubby doesn't complain.

I don't cook separate meals for myself, but I eat smaller portions of the same meals they are having. I also tend to cook with light versions of everything (light sour cream, lean meat, etc.) Trust me, even I can't tell the difference when it's done, and I know what went into it! :lol:

02-21-2005, 07:53 PM
Christine, I like the message under your name. "first stop....." :D That is wonderful that you are teaching your kids to be aware of what they are eating. I think I will start doing that with ds, dh is already starting to convert. I have caught him reading labels lately. ;)

Christy, sorry I missed your post! Congratulations on your water intake. It is HARD to drink this much water when your not use to it. I need to go get some water right now and catch up with you!!! :cheers:

Well, off to cook dinner. You all have a great night. I will check in later.

02-21-2005, 09:22 PM
Hi everyone!
My long week-end is almost over and I don't know where it went. My son, 21 and in the Army, was home from Kansas for 2 days. He drove all the way to Ohio! Great to see him! Of course we had to take him to the Olive Garden, his favorite restaurant, but other than that I don't feel like I was too bad. I took 1/2 of my dinner home anyway; way too much food!
Dentist appt. went well this morning. No cavities!!!
Went out for brunch this morning with my sister. Then did a little shopping. I wish that counted as exercise.
Hopefully the weather will start warming up soon. I love being outside when it isn't so cold. We had a little tease of Spring here, but then it got cold again. Love working in the yard, and taking long walks with my dogs; husband too, if I can get him to go.
I did weigh myself this morning. Aaaarrrggg, that was depressing. Hopefully having a not so great, calorie-wise, brunch, but a sensible dinner, will even itself out for tomorrow. I have a bad habit of weighing myself every morning, most times I skip the week-ends. There are pros and cons to it; like when it goes down it's a pro, and when it goes up it's a con.
It's not too late to work out on the elliptical, so I'm going to do it. I need to get a start on tomorrow's scale. Thanks for the idea and the reminder! I said I needed to exercise more didn't I?
Tomorrow I will make the water challenge, 48 oz..

02-21-2005, 09:55 PM
Hi again. Sorry I didn't post again till now. Lousy weekend (and today) for me, so I'll try again tommorow. I twisted my knee somehow this weekend, and it still hurts a little. I managed to do 5 minutes on the treadmill Saturday, but then had to stop. At the end of last August, I was doing 30 minutes without a break. Got to work back up to it. *Sigh*

detk1320: The Cruise diet is basically the idea that you "accept" your weight, and stop emotional eating. The book also gives you a breakdown of what to eat (basic dinner plate, top half vegetables, bottom half split into 2-protein and carbs, with a teaspoon of fat) and exercises each morning. The exercises aren't supposed to take more than "8 minutes," the idea being to start busy people exercising, and working up energy to do more. Good in theory, but I don't know yet.

michellejy-love the list. Thanks.

Marie: The money pot sounds like a great idea. I've been tracking what I spend in an attempt to save money, but maybe this would help me lose weight-more important even then saving money, IMO.

I think I might start a journal, though I probably won't post there everyday either.

02-21-2005, 10:28 PM
:cry: Ohhhhh....I think I made the mistake of going from not exercising at all to too much to soon .......I'm scared of how I am gonna feel in the morning ..... :rofl: I did THE FIRM abs workout 1 and 2 yesterday and ran down my big hill and back ....then today I did THE FIRM Complete Aerobics in the afternoon and then abs workout 1 in the evening is 9 and I am aching ....and in misery.......I am drinking all this water so then I gotta go up the steps to go pee all the time :mad: I think I will take tomorrow off cause I dont wanna start beleiving exercise is the enemy ....I keep telling myself that I will get over this initial pain ...I am using muscles I did not know I had :lol: Well I am gonna go watch some TV and have a snack ( celery sticks ....mmmmm) :hungry: See y'all tomorrow :dancer:

02-22-2005, 12:34 AM
Hi guys!, i'll love to join you!
First a little intro about me. My name its Joana, im 22, i'm from dominican republic, i have a 2 year old child named Alexander, i'm attending law school, and hopefully i'll graduate next year! (college its driving me crazy :?: ), and i work in a power generation plant (interesting :p )
As I went trough a few of your post i realized that i've been goint trough the things that you guys are goin trough, i'm a bit lazy to exercise, i dont drink that much water, and yes, i'm the chubby one of my group of friends. My new year's resolution was to get rid of all the overweight in my body.
I started my diet last week, and so far i have 3 pounds off me!!, i'm planning to keep on with the good work i've done so far.
Anyways, it's late here, and i have to go to get some sleep.
Hope to hear from you.
Take care.

J.- lbs./130 lbs./162/ (

02-22-2005, 01:18 AM
Hi everyone!

Welcome Joana and Jamie!

Congrats Selena on losing a pound! Over your two weeks you are doing wonderful!

Just wanted to drop it quick since it is very late (just go back from hockey, so I'm happy I got my workout today and drank lots of water!)

I'm off to check the water challenge (Thanks Michelle for setting it up!)

Ann (who can't wait for my weigh to see if i'm going anywhere-thurday it will be this week)

02-22-2005, 01:52 AM
HI may I join you? My name is Tess, I am doing dr phils rapid start plan and walking 30min per day at the moment. then starting WW points I have done WW in the past years ago and lost 10kg (22lb) but had a change of career and health probs and now have a lot more weight to lose. The plan is going well so far I have lost 1kg (2.2lb) in 5 days. I am not going to attend the WW meetings but 3fc looks like it is more mortivating and supportive than WW was in my area.
I have enjoyed reading all your posts and look forward to being involved
cheers Tess.

02-22-2005, 02:09 AM
Hi I have been reading up on alot of the post here at 3fc and I have to say that I actually fit in here and I am so needing motivation, help or whatever you want to call it.... My name is Tamie , I am 30y/o (31 in may) married nearly 5 years and we have 2 little boys 3y/o and 5 mths old...

In my life I have never been a skinny person, but this is the heaviest I have been and I am truely sick with myself, I don't enjoy going places where there's skinny people (in laws) I feel that people are looking at and going damn sh'e fat and I want to enjoy my childern and I was reading other posts and I too have very few pictures that I am in b/c I just don't like to see whats come over me.... I have no plan right now trying to figure out whats best , I know you gals have a few suggestions
Can't wait to meet you all soon

Tamie :dizzy:

02-22-2005, 05:45 AM
Goodmorning, I'm still up having trouble getting back to day shift schedule. :yawn: Did really well on my points yesterday. Actually all weekend too, never went over. Water= zero for yesterday and 2 so far for this day. It's too bad coffe doesn't count as water :coffee: Got my workout in yesterday. Yay! First day I did great!! So my week begins on Monday for starting over with my planner. This week I'm starting off really well. My days off work are so much easier. For everything :D

:wave: FMinPA! Wow you are an exercise maniac!!! :tread: Woo hoo! Is the firm for abs a long workout or is it like abs of steal just a quick abd workout that is focused?

:wave: Hi Joana, Thanks for joining us here. The more the merrier. It sounds like you have your hands full. You are going to be looking good when you walk up to accept your law degree. Congratulations on your great loss so far! That is a great loss.

:wave: Ann, only two more days and :goodscale :D

:wave: Hi Tess, Congratulations on your 1 kg loss. :cheer: That is wonderful. These boards are very supportive. And they are here for you every day as apposed to ww. I am actually thinking of doing WW online and dropping my meetings. At least until I get close enough to earn my lifetime. Welcome it's nice to have you here

:wave: Tammie, Congratulations on starting your weight loss journey. I hope you find the "plan" that works for you. Everyone is so different and Most plans have the same basic principles. Its just finding what works for your lifestyle, personality and likes and dislikes. Welcome. It's nice to have you here. Take care

Hope you all have a great day!

02-22-2005, 08:19 AM
GOOD MORNING LADIES! While you are reading this, maybe you can go and get a glass of water to drink while you catch up on messages. Don't spill any on the computer though!

After you have finished reading the messages, go and walk for 30 minutes, or get on the treadmill/elliptical for as long as you can or while you are watching the Today show, get up and stand behind your chair and do leg stretches behind you, or crunches or stretches.

We can do it! Lets get motivated. STRETCH!!!!


02-22-2005, 10:45 AM
GOOD morning!! :wave:
How is everyone this wonderful TUESDAY morn!!???
Welcome to all our NEW Girls...We are thrilled that you are here!!
Jump in and let us get to know you!!

FMinPa...(Chistina!)...GO GIRL GO!! You are doing great with your workouts!! :cb: you motivate me!!

Sara...Hope you get adjusted with your change in shifts...Are you feeling PHAT this morning??!! ;) We are gonna do this!!

Chistine...I am right there with you girlfriend...
I just went and filled up my water bottle...and will drink it as Im trying to catch up here... :coffee:

Michelle...I love the list you made for us..and Im going to put it in the ORIGINAL post, so we will have it there permanently....Thanks!!

Welp...I am working on a project this morning...I will be back...

P.S.... How did everyone do with their water yesterday??

I drank about 64oz....YIPEE!! (that's good for me) if I can just do it again today!! :strong: You ladies make "ME" Strong!!! THANK YOU!!

Selena :)

02-22-2005, 11:12 AM
Good Morning All ...

I would love to join in with guys ... if I could! My name is Donna and I just joined last night. I have been trying to lose 40-50 lbs. for what seems to be forever. Although, since January 2005 - I've really put my heart into it and I can see a difference. I am not on a certain diet ... I'm just watching what I eat and am very aware with what I'm putting into my body. I get up every morning at 5:30 to work out 30-45 minutes before getting ready for work. I HATE the first 5-10 minutes. But, by the time I'm done and I'm finished with my shower, I'm so glad I did it and I'm so proud of myself ... it's a GREAT way to start my day.
I'm 32 years old and I have 1 beautiful daughter ... age 8 who is going on 15. Auuuggghhhh!!!
I hope you guys don't mind that I join ... I could use all the support I can get and I promise to return the favor. I have a lot of catching up to do with the past posts. I'll touch base with you guys later tonight.

Take Care & Have A Great Day!
Always Remember To Smile!! :)
~ Donna

02-22-2005, 11:38 AM
Good Morning!!!! Hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday. I started late in the day with the water but did get about 40oz in. I forgot my big cup at home so while I am at work today I have to use a little 6 oz cup. At least I will get some exercise walking to the water cooler!!! LOL

I did not get my workout in yesterday. I feel horrible and guilty today for not doing it. I wish the weather would be nice so I could walk outside. It would be so much easier.

I am glad to hear I am not alone by feeling uncomfortable working out in front of hubby. I don't mind if he is in the house but I do not want him in the same room with me. I just can't do it. Maybe once I lose a little more I will feel more comfortable.

I love the smilies. Just do not know how to add to my messages. I have to get to work so I will check in later in the day.

Welcome Joana, Tess, Tamie, and Donna. With the support and motivation from all of us....WE CAN DO IT!!!!

02-22-2005, 11:49 AM
I'm reading everyone's posts ... You ALL are such a motivation! I'm so glad I'm part of this group. We'll all get through this together!!

~ Donna

02-22-2005, 12:09 PM
Hopefully I can still join you. :^: I started Weight Watchers in Sept. 04 and lost 15 pounds and I was on South Beach before that and lost 20 pounds. I moved to WW because SB was SO limited. I like WW b/c you can eat in moderation whatever you want. I am 33 and want to lose weight for health reasons and to wear nice clothes again. I've always been overweight but have never had a consistent weight loss like I've been doing. It's frustrating and sometimes I feel I will eat everything in the icebox. Thanks for your support in all this. I am glad that I am not alone. :thanks:


02-22-2005, 01:03 PM
:cb: Well much as I hurt yesterday I woke up this morning feeling refreshed and ready to go it again .......The firm abs workout is only about 10 minutes and there are 3 on the dvd ....the first is hard and they get harder ...i have not tryed 3 yet ....but I love them cause it is a quick thing you can do in 10 minutes ......i also have the complete aerobics and cardio burn was a boxed set .....They are very intense .......
I like the water challege and have been drinking mine .... :high:
As for all the newbies ....jump right in and let us get to know you ......this group rocks and it helps me a great deal :grouphug:
I just went to the store and bought a bunch of fresh veggie and fat free ranch dip so I have a healthy snack on hand when I start to feel hungry .....I also bought those flavoered rice cakes ....I heard they are pretty good and come in all flavoered to help when you wanna snack ...I got the apple cinnamon ones ....... Well I am gonna go clean the house and all that fun stuff before I gotta go to work this afternoon ....Cant wait to weigh myself ( gotta use the scale at work cuse I dont have one ) ......hopefully I have good news after I do it ...... :crossed:

Christina ( fm in pa ) :balloons:

02-22-2005, 01:16 PM
Hi Group!
I'm Ellen. I'm 46 and feelin' pretty low about me these days due to my <a style='text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 3px double;' href="" onmouseover="window.status='weight gain'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">weight gain</a> of 30 pounds over the past couple of years.

I'd lived down south where I exercised by running/walking nightly 5 miles without fail, and had never had this type of weight problem. However, I moved up north and have put on the weight. I actually need to lose 60 at this point to get to my goal weight. I'd put on 20 before moving here because I'd become depressed and anxious. Here it snows in the winter and the ice really intimidates me. I rarely get out to exercise anymore. I work from home at a sedentary computer job eight hours a day also.

I joined Curves some time back but haven't been very consistent. I want so badly to get my energy to a higher level, and I got the book and am beginning on the Curves diet. I posted a few weeks ago on this site when I was really feeling enthused, but since then have fallen back into old ways and actually gained more weight. sigh.

I have to hold off on the exercise right now because last week my <a style='text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 3px double;' href="" onmouseover="window.status='blood pressure'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">blood pressure</a> went way up. IT had been borderline high for some time. My doc had me taper off an antidepressant I've been on, so i'm doing that, as it can cause blood pressure to elevate. He also had me have tests done to look at my heart at the hospital and wants me to hold off exercising until the results are in. So I'm in limbo right now. I want to go out and walk or go to Curves, but I have to wait until we know if there is anything wrong. he also put me on high blood pressure medication to see how it will do.

This is all very depressing for me, as I've lived my life without a weight problem, without health problems, and just now am realizing that getting older is kind of scary. I want to get healthy and light and free from depression again. My marriage is not happy, but I'm making the best of it right now. My oldest daughter has told me I must take control of my life. This is my attempt. I would really love to have support. Hopefully my next post will be more upbeat and I won't sound like Eeyore!

Thanks for being there. I'm looking forward to the encouragement and hopefully encouraging someone else as well.


02-22-2005, 04:29 PM
I want in on this!

I'm Erin, and I turn 24 on Thursday. I am single and love my career in Higher Education. I moved 120 miles away from my family and friends six months ago and been adjusting to my new life.

I've been heavy all my life, but was at my thinnest in high school, around 170 lbs. I'm 5'9" and currently weigh 243, down from 249 after four weeks of a completel lifestyle change. I've limited myself to below 1400 calories a day, down from around 3200. I'm working out at least 5 days a week, 3 of cardio and weights, 2 of yoga-- this is a drastic change from napping daily after work and sleeping 8-9hrs a night.

I'm all alone right now with no friends or family as motivators. I hope you gals can keep me on track, and I hope to do the same for you!

02-22-2005, 05:52 PM
Hi All!
I drank all my water today, 48 oz., and am still going! After work today, I had an apple for a snack! I am going to have to go to the grocery store soon; stay away from the snacky aisle. You people have motivated me! Let's keep going!
Last night, I worked out like I said I would. I didn't really want to, but afterward felt really good. It gives you a feeling of accomplishment, which in turn makes me want to continue to my goal!
Have you drank your water today?

02-22-2005, 06:15 PM
Hey Girls...Im just checking back in...its great to see all the new girls!!
Jump in and let us get to know you!!
Selena :)

02-22-2005, 06:37 PM
Good morning Everyone ;) I hope you are all going well. I feel great this morning - I did yesterday too come to think of it. I am coping well with the water challenge I love water I just usually forget to drink it. I followed my diet fine yesterday until 7pm We went out to dinner with MIL there were NO healthy choices on the menu so I had steak (with fries and salad) now the meal was huge I mean really huge and usually I would eat it all but I didnt :D and have a couple of beers of glasses of wine to go with it but I didnt :D . I made sure I was driving so I wouldnt drink and dont feel at all guilty of what I ate :smug: . The scales havent shown it up yet - but have a sinking feeling they are a bit dodgy. I will use the ones at work later in the week. I am following the diet plan so I am not stressed like I usually am about being on a diet, now I know what and when I am going to eat (usually). And I love having you guys here. man I am peppy this morning actually maybe too peppy I think I just did a hair toss. All this before breakfast :dizzy:

where do you guys get the trackers at the bottom of your posts?

02-22-2005, 07:50 PM
Hi girls, i just logged in to say hi to you all!!!!
I'm goint to the gym now, to do my cardios.
Write you back soon!

Ps.: I've been drinking water like crazy, how about you?

02-22-2005, 08:18 PM
As far as the weight bar.... Go to the top of the page where it says "user cp" click on that, you can alter lots of stuff to personalize this site to you, go to the one that says "edit signature" that is where you can put all sorts of deco on your name. It entertained me for quite a while. The weight tracker is in there. You can also go to this site
Then copy and paste the one you create here in your signature.

Hope that helps

02-22-2005, 08:57 PM
Hello everyone!!! :wave: Welcome to all the new ladies!! Everyone here is in the same boat sort to speak so we are a very supportive group of "chicks". I can't believe how many new people have joined us since I checked the site Sunday night. I am going to have to update my list now!! My husband has been working like a mad man on the computer and he had a deadline last night so I didn't get to check the site yesterday. :cry:

My mom and stepdad left this morning and are heading back to Kansas. It was nice to have them here, but it was nice to come home and not have company. My mom drove me nuts this weekend. Every time I would try to get on the computer and check the site she would come in and look over my shoulder. It drove me crazy. This is my personal thing that I do to help myself get through this long journey that lies ahead of me. Sometimes I tell you all things that I don't really want to share with anyone else.

I appreciate all of you and commend you on your achievements. :cb: :cb: I had to read so many posts tonight to catch up that it was just to hard to respond to everyone.

My personal goal this week is to post every night so that I don't fall behind again. I feel out of the loop if I miss a day. And I missed not being able to check in and see how everyone was doing.

I am getting nervous about WI on Thursday. Last week I was sooooooooooo good and did everything right and only lost a quarter of a pound!! Yikes, I was not a happy camper. Although I did try to look on the bright side that at least I didn't gain a quarter of a pound. I really want to be able to add another charm to my bracelet!!!!! I am also trying not to weigh myself everyday because that drives me insane. So I am trying to be very patient and wait for WI day.

My husband called tonight from work and said he had to confess that the office bought pizza because everyone was going to have to work late and he had two pieces. He said it made him feel kind of quesy after eating WW for 3 weeks. He hasn't had much choice about WW because I laid down the law that this is what I am cooking tonight so eat it or fend for yourself. I think he has actually liked everything that I have fixed. He says I have cooked more in the last 3 weeks then I have in the last 12 years. (I think he is right!)

Well I hear my children arguing so I had better go and check it out. Hang in there everyone!!!

Paige :balloons:

02-22-2005, 09:50 PM
I was just skimming through the journals and someone mentioned a site called It shows you a simulation of what you look like now and what you will look like at your goal weight. It might be worth it if you need a little extra motivation! It motivated my husband all right. He told me to get my butt on the treadmill!!!(ha-ha)


02-22-2005, 10:51 PM
Okay this is as good as it gets. The only two people that have seen me like this are my husband and my OBGYN. Unfortunatley it is a pretty good simulation of what I look like. But.... Wow!!! Look at that amazing after picture! (I don't know if these pics will show up or not)


02-22-2005, 11:22 PM
Thank-You Sara for the site for the tracker.

02-22-2005, 11:29 PM
Tess, Nice tracker!!!! :D What does the bottom one represent?

I am going to have to come back later tonight and write to everyone. Theres been a lot going on here today :)

Talk to you all later

02-23-2005, 12:22 AM
hey guys I just wanted to check in. I did my water drinking but no exercise. I studied all day for a test. BLAH@ but i did get up alot to rush to the bathroom lol!

02-23-2005, 12:37 AM
Hi everyone!

Welcome to all the new group members!! This group is sure taking off! :lol:

I had a good day today, stayed within my points, finishing to drink my water as I write : )

Glad to see that everyone is drinking up to the challenge!! Keep up the good work everyone! :bravo:

Paige, I love the virtual model site you gave us the link to. So I'll try to post myself (before, my first goal of 175 and my final goal of 140). What a great motivator tool!

Talk to you guys tommorrow night!

02-23-2005, 01:40 AM
Sorry i've not been on in a while been real sick. Hi to all the newbies that joined. Feel like i've out of place already didn't check in everyday just been to sick sorry for that. It will take me a while to get to know everyone so please give me time ok. I like my elliptical someone ask me a while back.
Since i've been sick i've gain 3 pounds do that when i'm sick. I didn't put it on my weight bar just going to try to get it to post this time. Good luck to all, we can do this. (

02-23-2005, 01:46 AM
It me again I have a question about the weight bar. When i got it to show I had to copy then paste. Now when I got to my other chat rooms it can be pasted there to so how do I keep it from staying where it can be paste because my husband uses this computer to and I realy don't want him to know who I am. It would be fun if he was talking to his friends and the weight bar come up.

02-23-2005, 02:05 AM
basic75....if you dont want to copy and paste you can write down the stuff and type it in yourself .....EXACTLY with all the symbols and everything

02-23-2005, 02:50 AM
Well it looks like there is a lot of things going on in our little thread today. Lets see if I can keep up.... :grouphug:

:dizzy: Christine, Hope you had a great day! Got water? :cheers:

:dizzy: Selena, Not feeling so PHAT today. I judge how fat I am day to day on what my arms look like :lol: and today I was thinking more FAT. I did buy some socks that say PHAT on the ankle. :D If we ever start a new thread for this group we may need to consider that for our title :lol: Did you get your project done? Have a great night.

:dizzy: Donna, welcome. How was your day today? It sounds like you have already made a huge life change by making exercise a part of your life. Congratulations.

:dizzy: Erin, You are definately not alone now. You have all of us. And it sounds like you have a really good plan. Congratulations on your Weight loss! You are doing great :cheer:

:dizzy: JME, don't feel too guilty about missing your workout, you did have to make a lot of trips to the water cooler :lol: that has to count for something. I always have to wait for hubby to leave and baby to take a nap to get my workout in, especially if it involves contortion :D

:dizzy: Julie, glad you are here. You are not alone. We are going to be reaching our goals!!! I do ww also. Congratulations on your loss so far. You are doing great :cheer:

:dizzy: Christina, You ROCK!! I hope the scale at work was good to you. Sending good scale vibes your way :goodscale :goodvibes

:dizzy: Ellen, Welcome. I hope everything comes back looking good after your heart is checked out. It is hard to break old habits but you can do it. You are definately not sounding like Eeyore. Although I love Eeyore. I would hope that we would not be fair weather friends. Together through thick and thin. I meen really if we aren't here for each other during the rough times what good are we?

:dizzy: Jen, good for you on the water and the workout. Hope you have a great day tomorrow too.

:dizzy: Tess, hair flips huh? This is good for you!! I feel better when I am treating myself well. Stay peppy :D

:dizzy: Hi Joana, like the bee. Hope you enjoyed the gym.

:dizzy: Paige, lighter thoughts for Thursday. thank you for the link to the models. Very cool. I know what you are saying about this site being a personal thing. My DH and Ds seem to think they need to know what I am doing. I would die if anyone I knew actually recognized me. Don't you worry though you wont be out of the loop. We need you ;)

DH has spent the night making several different comments about this "girl" or that who looks good or one very pretty actess he said looked old. :mad: And I am suppose to believe he thinks I'm beautiful? What does he think I'm stupid???? So made me feel bad for sure. But thats okay cuz I'm gonna be WILF again someday soon. he better be nice to me now. Once when I met a guy he worked with years ago he said to my DH "you didn't tell me you had a trophy wife." At the time I was annoyed. What I would give to hear that again. I avoid meeting people he is going to school now. I know I shouldn't but I do. With how much being over weight affects my life you would think I would be willing to do anything to lose this weight. I am doing what I am suppose to, not going over on points but I want to be thin NOW!!! I keep thinking if I cut my cal drastically I could get there faster. I have to keep fighting with myself. Yesterday I ate almost nothing. Then today I was starving all day. But I didn't binge. I just got back on track. I tried the DDR we got last week. I now know how truly uncoordinated I am. I meen I always knew but now my son knows too. It will be a good workout though if I don't hurt myself :rofl: I drank all of my water today. And I feel so thirsty. so I must finally have myself hydrated enough that I actually know I am still very dehydrated. Well you all take care.

Wouldn't it be terrible if I lost this post. It's happened before :o Hee hee copy....

02-23-2005, 03:07 AM
basic75, You would have to check this on your computer but on mine it only saves the last thing I copied to paste. so after you have copied your weight bar into your siggy copy something else. Anything. Then try pasting, the last thing you copied should be what pastes? Maybe copy a smiley or something after you are done then that is what will paste when he uses it next?

Good to see you by the way. Hope you are doing great!!!!

02-23-2005, 10:15 AM
Good morning all!!!!

Today i didnt went to work cause toninght i have a midterm exam, and i stayed home to do some studing.

So yesterday i went to the gym, made 15 mins. in the stair master, and 15 more in the elliptical, that's a total of 30 mins. of cardios!

I'm really stress about that exam, so if you feel like im down, that might be the cause :(

Basic 75, hope you feel better soon, dont worry about not catching up with us i'm sure when you get better you'll be ahead fo us! :lol:

This test its driving me crazy :dizzy: , and i cant stop thinking of it, its so annoying!!!. I didnt want to go studing without first saying hello to you girls.

So maybe tonight i'll log on to write something really decent! ;)

Take care of you all, and dont stop drinking you'r water, i wont stop drinking mine!!!


J.- lbs./130 lbs./162/ (

02-23-2005, 11:10 AM
I've noticed I tend to drink most of my water at night, and the more I drink, the more thirsty I get.

I'm going to have to go through this thread again and add all of the newcomers, but for now, I better get moving and working out. I made my February goal of 8 pounds lost so I started on my St. Patrick's Day goal :D

02-23-2005, 11:27 AM
Michelle, Congratulations on your loss! you are so close to having to change out your weight loss chick!!! :dancer:

Joana, Good luck studying!! Hope your exam goes well.

Thought I would add a quote for the day:

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

"Can it be a mistake that "STRESSED" is "DESSERTS" spelled backwards ??

Hope you all have a great day.

02-23-2005, 04:07 PM
You are here and you have now. What are you going to do with it?
Will you fill it with guilt and regret over past mistakes? Or will you use it as an opportunity to move positively beyond previous disappointments?

Will you fill this moment with worries about problems and difficult challenges on the horizon? Or will you use it as an opportunity to grow stronger and prepare yourself for successfully dealing with whatever may come?

You have now to work with. You have now to live, to enjoy, to love and to learn.

Now is when you can get busy on the things you've been meaning to do. Now is a fresh new chance to live with powerful positive purpose.

Now is everything you have to work with. When you live it fully, it is more than enough.

02-23-2005, 04:33 PM
Hello girls. I have been so busy today have not had time to post. I was feeling guilty because I was rushed for time and ate a very snacky lunch......until I read your last post Selena. Your for NOW!! I will not let it get me down. I will work harder tonight with my workout. I did not get my cardio in lastnight but got in some strength exercise instead. I do not have internet at home so the only time I have to post is at work. Will be getting internet again soon at home then will be able to keep up with posting.

Good News..............I got all my water in yesterday (65oz) and almost there today. I am getting plenty of exercise between the water cooler and the bathroom. LOL.

Will try to check in with you all before I leave for the day. Hope you all have a great day and remember together we can all do this!!!!

02-23-2005, 04:43 PM
hi my name is Lisa. i am going to be 32 on friday.i have three step kids and one five yr old daughter. i have been married to a sometimes wonderful man for 7 years.He is very supportive of this weight loss project. i am 5'6 and 246.5 lbs i am going to lose about 90 lbs total using e-diets. I hope everyone has had a wondefully losing day.

02-23-2005, 05:21 PM
i am going to lose about 90 lbs total using e-diets. Lisa

Welcome Lisa!! :wave:
I love your attitude!! yes you "ARE" going to lose 90 pounds!! Go Girl Go!!
Jump in and post here daily...We are here!! This is a wonderful thread...and these ladies give WONDERFUL SUPPORT!! ;)

P.S...How is everyone doing on the WATER challenge??
I am up to 64 oz so far....eeekkkkkkkkk..Im floating!! :lol:

02-23-2005, 06:28 PM
I went to the grocery store today and did pretty well. Damaged the checking account some, but stuck to my list. I even left the ice cream alone!
I got my water in today, and worked out last night. So again, I will work out tonight. I hope you know that it is because I tell you that I'm going to do it that I do. Otherwise, it could easily be put off, but I want to keep my word!
Lisa, I love the part about the "sometimes wonderful man." I have been married for 26 years to a "most of the time wonderful man." For me, it has just gotten better. I have to remember that I am probably not always so "wonderful" myself! Me? No, never!!?
Take care all, and keep up the good work!

02-23-2005, 06:36 PM
well ladies just checking in one more time before I leave for the day.

Welcome Lisa...You will lose that weight with your great attitude. There is alot of support and motivation in the ladies here.

Speaking of Floating....I am right there with you Selena. I have 60oz down so far and have all evening to go. I am getting lots of steps in because the Restroom at work is located at the other end of the building and I am visiting it VERY often.

Hope you all have a great evening. I am gonna try to get housework done early so I have more time for my workout. Got to get some cardio in tonight.

02-23-2005, 06:43 PM
Tess, Nice tracker!!!! :D What does the bottom one represent?

Talk to you all later

the bottom one is my mini goal to get to under 100kg I call it operation 100 ;)

02-23-2005, 07:33 PM
Rapid start day 7
thurs 24th feb
today is starting out hard. I couldnt face another egg so I had extra muesli instead. I start work at 2pm in a department I dont like today ( I go back to normal tommorow) so I feel quite blah about the whole day, but in true fashion I am embracing my melancholy day. I will do a pilates tape so I dont have to go out for a walk before work. I will take some jack johnson cds in to listen to at work and dr phils book to read in the breaks. Dr Phils rapid start diet is really working but I cant wait to start ww points so I can eat easier meals at work I am working pm shifts all this week and I dont like eating dinner at lunch time.

basic I hope you are all better now.

Joana, Good luck Hope your exam goes/ went well

welcome Lisa

well done all of those drinking all their water :coffee:

much love and motivational vibes to everyone mwah

02-23-2005, 08:00 PM
:dizzy: good evening ladies. Thank you so much for the great welcome. As far as the water challenge goes i have drank abot 60 oz today 20 more to go. If anybody has any ideas on extra exercises i can do please let me know. i ride my resitance bike atleast 10 min every night. i need something else to brake up the pace. I also try to walk a mile when the weather is good. other than that i am at home with my little one chrissy. or at school on tuesdays. again i thank u for the warm welcome.

02-23-2005, 08:41 PM
Hey guys!

I found 3fatchicks a while ago and was motivated by the stories I found here and the many fab posts by all of the determined ladies here, but I was still quite wishy-washy about starting my diet and sticking to a plan. I think I might finally be on the road to a successful trek this time.

I am 26 and married to a wonderful man named Darnell. We don't have any kids but we have a cat named Goldmember. I am full-time grad student and I work at a library. I currenly weigh 266 pounds. I have been dieting for about 5 days and, truthfully, I've only dieted one other time in my life to drop from 192 down to 162 when I was 19 (I did it the BAD no carb way in 3 weeks).

I thought that seeing the scale go to 270 pounds would be the catalyst to get me off of my butt, but that didn't do it. What finally motivated me to start is that my Aunt Brenda (who I am very close to) had a stroke two weeks ago at the age of 53. She's been over 200 pounds since my childhood days and was probably somewhere around 230 when she had her stroke. At first, we didn't even think that she was going to make it, but now she is opening her eyes and squeezing our hands, but still for two weeks she has been on that bed and for most of the time she has not been conscious.

I know that there are a lot of risk factors for stroke and her stress level played a major part in her own health problems, but I realize that this is something that runs in my family. I did a little research and found that I have 4 of the 7 risk factors for stroke. I need to do something right now!

Sure, I want to look good in a pair of jeans, but honestly, even at 270 pounds my size 20 jeans look pretty good on me! I can make myself look good no matter what I weigh and I have a lot of self-confidence, but I want to be healthy. I want to live a long life and be active and enjoy that life.

So, I have been doing well sticking to my own wacky plan for the last five days. I feel less lethargic and as if I am making a good start. I could definitely use some of the encouragement that this site and you guys have to offer!

02-23-2005, 08:55 PM
welcome jeanessa. I am new here as well but everyone seems really supportive. I started on e-diets about one week ago and i am not really following it, it's kinda complicated i could go on the internet and find the stuff as well. and i come here for support and a place to chat. So again i say welcome. Oh by the way guys i finally got all the way up to 15 minutes on the bike, its the first time i have been able to do that. i will write again later.

buddha belly
02-23-2005, 09:31 PM
Well I have had a bad week at work, and tody was the worst. I have let it affect me and am not going to the gym tonight - when I usually take a class and do 30 minutes on the treadmill.

Woe is me,


02-23-2005, 10:00 PM
tommorrow is a new day Marie and i bet it will be better. we all have our bad days i find that it's better to just sit and read a book on those days.

02-23-2005, 10:12 PM
aww Marie, dont let not going to the gym make you feel worse about the day, sometimes work just sucks. I hope it all gets better for you.

welcome jeanessa good to meet you.

I am starting WW points now - I have 2 weeks of 2pm to 10pm shifts and dr phils is too hard - I have thought about it and I dont want it to get soo hard that I chuck all the effort in. I can eat fozen lean cuisines at work m- much easier. I always planned to go onto WW in a week anyway.

02-23-2005, 10:30 PM
Thanks for the welcome guys!

happyterror - I'm thinking that perhaps WW is the WOE for me, too. I tried it for like two days a few months ago and I really had no problems with it. My DH liked it a lot because it was very adaptable to what I normally ate as far as potions, etc. He called it just a different (easier) way of counting calories.

The only thing that I know for certain is that if I don't come into the day with a plan (i.e. food prepped and ready to go) I fall by the wayside by mid-day!

02-23-2005, 10:36 PM
Today has been horrible! If I ever wanted to "stress eat" it would be today. I had an employee's mother call to say that I had hurt her daughters feelings. Mind you her daughter is almost 30!!!!! Her daughter is a true drama queen and I'm done with her. I have invested so much time in getting her where she needs to be (and she is not there). I think it is time for her to find greener pastures somewhere else. There are days when the teachers are more of a problem then the kids. I had to talk to her about it today. I had to suck it up and apologize for "hurting her feelings" when that was the last thing I wanted to do. She is not a very good teacher, does not have good discipline management, and is a "whinner". So if she thinks she can find someone else willing to put up with her nonsense...then good riddens!!!!!

Ok, I am done venting.

I hope everyone had a better day then I did. I just got home from my daughter's dance class. It is soooooooooooo cute to see a bunch on 4 yr olds do tap and ballet. I plan on getting on the treadmill as soon as they go to bed. As a matter of fact it is almost 8:30 now. I haven't done as well on my water this week as I did last week. I think I have had about 48 oz. today plus 2 diet cokes. I was doing really well staying away from the diet soda. Until today, I guess the stress factor kicked in today and along with it came the diet coke. Weigh in is tomorrow, Ugh........ Not looking forward to it. I have been doing really well staying on plan but I'm not happy with the weight loss amount. Last week I only lost a quarter of a pound but I think that was because I wasn't eating all my points and I wasn't using my bonus and exercise points. This week I have tried to use every point I have...I just hope I didn't go overboard. Our WW leader says we have to eat our points or we won't lose any weight. I guess I will find out tomorrow.

Time to put the kiddies in bed. I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow and may you all have the willpower to stay focused on your goals.

Paige :balloons:

02-23-2005, 10:42 PM
Happyterror and Jeanessa- Just wanted you to know that I have done WW for a month and I have found it very easy to stay on. My husband who could stand to lose a few pounds is actually liking the food also. I usually cook the entrees on the weekends because I am just so busy in the evening that I don't have time to get it all together. This way I warm up the entree and fix veggies or a salad and we have dinner. Good luck with what ever plan you chose.

Paige :balloons:

02-23-2005, 11:44 PM
Hi everyone,

Welcome to the group Jeanesa and Lisa!

Another good day, I stayed within my points, but I didn't exercise, it was a social night with a friend coming over with her kids which are the same age as mine. But since I didn't get to stay sitted more than 5 minutes in a row, maybe I did get my exercise! ;)

It's the end of my first WW week and i'm pretty happy of how it went. I ate well, could do better by including more veggies, but followed the ww program and stayed within my points. I also incorporated more water in my diet and cut down on soft drink consumption. My next step now is to incorporate more exercise (a few more walks and weight trainning), almost daily hopefully.

We had a work/life balance conference at work today, very interesting and it confirmed the importance of taking good care of myself so that I can take better care of my family. All he said was so me, like how I feel selfish and/or guilty for taking any time for myself, even if it is for something as important as exercising... How if I don't eat right and exercise, I will be more tired/have less energy and it would make it harder to cope with the demands of work and family life.

Anyhow, I'm tired and rambling a bit :tired: ... I'm off to bed and will post tomorrow night after my ww weigh in :goodscale

02-23-2005, 11:51 PM
ok i think i finally have this forum thing down. i had a great night tonigh i got in all of my water and i did and extra 5 min o the bike. i am so psyched about all of this. i want to be in a pair of size 18s by april.i will be in them by april. thanks guys for the inspiration.

02-24-2005, 12:50 AM
Hi my girls! :)

First of all let me welcome Lisa and Jeanessa!!! :grouphug:

2nd, thank you 4 all the good luck you wished me on my exam!, it really worked!

So, after my exam my boyfriend and some of our friends went to Outback Steack House to have a yummy dinner. I had a huge salad and a glass of ice tea, and let me tell you i dont feel too guilty about it, cause i really was hungry and that exam got me all afternoon long nervous!

I'm drinking my water, so far i'm drinking 1/2 lt., how much its that in onz???, i've got to find out!

I'm willing to get a english/spanish dictionary, that way i can be more fluent with my posting, cause sometimes i feel like my english its poor :dunno:

Anyways it's late and i have to get to my beautiful bed :lol:

Have a good night and resting sleep you all :wave:

Take care.



02-24-2005, 02:07 AM
ohhhh...thats so frustrating ...I just wrote this huge post and I accidently clicked back and lost it all....OK Starting over .........
Hello everyone ......glad to see our little group turning into such a successful post ........
Welcome :wave: to Lisa and Jeanessa ....hope this group helps you ...Its helps to motivate me alot
Joana ....just wanted to let you know that I dont think your english it bad at all ...please dont feel bad about it ;)

I wieghed myself yesterday and have to say I was kinda discouraged cause I only lost 1 1/2 pounds .....guess I was hoping for more ....but hey a pound less is better than more ......better luck next time

I am kinda just making up my own diet and was wondering about weight watchers points ...if I give you a rundown of my foods for today can you let me know if its any good for that plan ....or some ideas to help me decide

Breakfast - shredded wheat 2% milk
Am snack-grapefruit
Lunch-1 piece pizza and 1/2 spinach hot pepper roll
dinner- pork chop , small portion roast potato , light angel food cake
with strawberries
pm snack - raw veggies ( brocoli,celery,tomato) fat free ranch dip
drinks- ice tea w/ splenda and water water water water :dizzy:

this seems like a good start to me ...cause trust me what I would have eaten before was double that at least .......I am trying very hard and I just want to be successful .......I cant stop this time like all the times before :dunno:
I also did my FIRM complete aerobics video today .... :strong:
Well I am off to bed .......will check in tomorrow .....

Christina:tread: :cheer: :goodscale :dancer:

02-24-2005, 02:43 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome you guys, I feel right at home!

joana - your English is perfectly fine, you're awesome!

fatmommyinPA - according to my calculations you have consumed 22.5 points for the day and at your weight you would most likely be allowed 25 points (but I could be off by a point or two) so you are eating in your allowable point range by WW standards!

I detoured to McDonald's today on my home from the hospital (my aunt had a stroke, which has been my catalyst to start getting the weight off fyi) and I feel terrible about it even tho I stayed within my point range for the day!!! I know the fat I consumed in that small meal was more than I needed for the entire day. Still, I feel good that I didn't break down and order a Large Quarter Pounder combo or some other such nonsense and I am also proud that I ate that small meal and didn't convince myself that the show was over and binge this evening...hopefully tomorrow I will make myself even prouder!

02-24-2005, 05:55 AM
Happy Birthday Erin! :gift:

Good luck on the scales today for everyone who has a weigh in. :goodscale

02-24-2005, 10:19 AM
Your willpower is much stronger than you think. But all too often, most of it is being used to maintain your own ego, which gets you nowhere.

You use the energy of your willpower to prove you are right, yet that brings nothing of value. You use your willpower to defend and justify what you already know rather than learning something new.

Your willpower is always pointed in precisely the direction you have decided to point it. Take a good look around and you'll see what that direction has been, you'll see where your willpower has brought you so far.

Then make the decision to apply the considerable power of your will to the things that truly matter. Instead of wasting your willpower on frustration, anger and envy, put it to use creating value, achievement and real joy.

Your willpower can take you quickly and effectively to wherever you decide to go. Keep it pointed in a positive direction!!

02-24-2005, 10:51 AM
I'm not sure if I told my story or not so here it goes. My name is Julie and i'm 33 from Texas. I was on South Beach for about 4 months and lost 20 pounds and switched to Weight Watchers in September. My highest was 242 and now I'm at 210. My goal weight is about 170. My height is 5'10". I feel like I've hit a plateau but working on it. I am starving this morning. :( I have a REAL sweet tooth. I'm craving those white powdered donuts in the snack machine. Anyone have any ideas on how to satisfy a sweet tooth without spending all my points. I had a bowl of Low Carb Special k and Skim Milk. Hope everyone has a good day.

Julie :)

02-24-2005, 10:58 AM
Good Morning Girls!! I cant' believe its Thursday all ready!! This week has flown by for me...Im super busy at that's helping...

:D HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIN!!! :gift: (Have an awesome day girlfriend!!)...You deserve it!!

Welcome Jeanessa!!:wave:
You have come to the right place...These ladies are AWESOME!! I cant' wait to get in here and share with them...they give me more support than I ever imagined!! Jump in .........Today is a new day...NO MCDonalds today!! ;)

Marie..Hang in there girlfriend...I hope you have a better day today...

Paige...Hope today is less stressful...and GOOD LUCK on your weight-in!! :goodscale:

Lisa...You can be in those size 18's by April girlfriend...YOU CAN DO IT!! ;)

Ann...Good Luck on your weigh-in tonite at WW...Let us know!! :goodscale:

J....Your English is fine...We can understand it...Hang in there girlfriend...and did great at Outback...GO GIRL!!

Christina....1 1/2 pounds is AWESOME!! GO GIRL!! :cb: ....Baby steps girlfriend..and those pounds will add up... a loss is a loss!! YOU CAN DO IT!!

Hey Sara...My Phat/MILF girlfriend!! ;) We will be that again!! WE WILL BE!!! :D

Hey Julie...:wave:
Glad you are here...I have been on SouthBeach for a few weeks now...I love it so far!! Good luck on your WW...You can do it girlfriend...Jump in here and post...We are here for you!!

Welp...I better go...I need to get busy...I will be back..............
Have a beautiful day everyone!!!!

02-24-2005, 11:17 AM
thanks giddyup. happy birthday erin!!!!!! :queen: i hope it's a great one. I am a little bit slow this morning, my biggest difficulty is starting the day.i will come back when i am bye guys

02-24-2005, 11:34 AM
I'm not sure if I told my story or not so here it goes. My name is Julie and i'm 33 from Texas. I was on South Beach for about 4 months and lost 20 pounds and switched to Weight Watchers in September. My highest was 242 and now I'm at 210. My goal weight is about 170. My height is 5'10". I feel like I've hit a plateau but working on it. I am starving this morning. :( I have a REAL sweet tooth. I'm craving those white powdered donuts in the snack machine. Anyone have any ideas on how to satisfy a sweet tooth without spending all my points. I had a bowl of Low Carb Special k and Skim Milk. Hope everyone has a good day.

Julie :)

I absolutely love the Quaker carmel corn rice cakes. They are sweet and don't make you feel like you are depriving yourself of anything. My biggest problem is trying to keep my daughter from eating them all so I can have some. Another great sweet tooth thing are the Miss Meringu (I think that's right) cookies. They come in chocolate, vanilla, cappucino, mint chocolate and more. I think they are completely fat free, and I know they are very low calorie.

02-24-2005, 11:36 AM
Happy birthday, Erin :) (for some reason, I thought it said Friday... see how much I pay attention? LOL)

02-24-2005, 12:34 PM

Hey everybody!

Can you believe I made it to Day Six of my new healthier lifestyle? I normally crack on Day 3, you know when the sugar cravings really kick in! Today, I am going to make a start on doing some exercise. I promised my buddy 10 minutes on the treadmill, it has been so long since I have done any kind of excercise, so wish me luck!

GiddyupKaos - you are SO right, honey, no Mickey D's today!!!

Happy Birthday Erin!

02-24-2005, 01:53 PM
ok i have finally managed to get my day going. i went into the chat room last night not very many people in there. but i met a couple of nice ladies. One of them was telling me about weight watchers, it suonded so much better then e-diets. e-diets is really to hard to understand sometimes and there is no support group without paying extra. i am at the same weight as i was on sat, no more weight gone i am worried this is not going so good. Help!!!!!! I am losing my confidence, and if i don't lose this weight i am just gonna lose my mind, anyway having a bad day help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

02-24-2005, 04:12 PM
ok i have finally managed to get my day going. i went into the chat room last night not very many people in there. but i met a couple of nice ladies. One of them was telling me about weight watchers, it suonded so much better then e-diets. e-diets is really to hard to understand sometimes and there is no support group without paying extra. i am at the same weight as i was on sat, no more weight gone i am worried this is not going so good. Help!!!!!! I am losing my confidence, and if i don't lose this weight i am just gonna lose my mind, anyway having a bad day help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think you are being too hard on yourself. Most people only lose 1-2 pounds a week. You've maintained a weight loss since Saturday, which is wonderful. This morning, I lost half a pound, and I just told myself, "okay, that is weight I am NEVER going to see again." Focus on the positive instead of the instant results. It took a long time to gain the weight, and you can't expect it all to disappear overnight. If you lose too quickly, it's probably because you are doing something unhealthy that you won't be able to stick with, and it will come back.

02-24-2005, 04:35 PM
sorry, been bummed, scale said I gained 2 lbs and i was so depressed the last 2 days. Today my scale says back to 214, so I feel a little better. Last week I ordered some weight loss drugs online (i have no prescription or insurance). They came yesterday and I took one today with lunch. I have to eat low fat or else I will be sitting on the toilet all day/night. I am trying to only eat low fat or no fat, so hopefully this will help me along. I know diet drugs are not for everybody, but since I am a stay at home mom, maybe I can do this and not worry about embarrassing accidents out of the home. I have not been drinking my water or on the elliptical yesterday or today, so I will go do that now.

02-24-2005, 04:50 PM
Hello girls. I have not had time to check in today. Just now getting a break at work. I really need to get the internet at home so I can check in more often.

I had a bad food day yesterday but that is ok......I will get back on track and pray it does not show up on the scales. I did get 80oz of water in yesterday and good exercise too. That made me feel better.

Erin............ Happy Birthday!!!!

Welcome Jeanessa and Lisa......if support and motivation is what you seek you have come to the right place. These ladies are WONDERFUL!!!!

Jeanessa........good luck with the exercising and good job on making it to day 6!!! I think the first week is the worst.

Lisa.........I must agree with Michelle, you are being to hard on yourself. Hang in there. You said no more weight gone but look at it as no weight GAINED!!! It has taken me a few years to gain this weight and it could take that time to lose.

Ann..........Good Luck with the weight-in tonight. Good vibes being sent your way!!!

Joana..........Your english is fine. I have not had any problems reading it. Don't worry about it. Good Job on dinner last night. Not sure I would have had that kind of willpower at Outback!!! Your on your way!!!

Christina.........Woo hoo!!!! 1 1/2lbs is 1 1/2lbs. Keep up the good work that you are doing. You will be to your goal in due time.

Well ladies I must go for now. I will try to check in before I leave for the day. I hope you all have a wonderful evening.

02-24-2005, 05:32 PM
Thank you to everyone for your birthday wishes!!! Today is my 24th... 24 on the 24th! I'm not fond of getting older, but oh well.

Anyway, I'd been doing well all week, but then today came... it's my birthday and I'm being baaaaad. I had a donut for breakfast since my boss brought them in (I couldn't refuse something he bought in my honor) and I'm going out with some friends for dinner tonight. Then, this weekend, I'm going to see my family who will also be taking me out for meals. I won't be able to go to the gym, but I'm going to try to go running or at least walking while I'm out of town.

I'm hoping a few days semi-off the wagon won't have too much impact.

I'm kind of on a plateau right now anyway, and I've heard that a few days of higher calories can actually jump start your metabolism again. Let's hope that's true!

02-24-2005, 06:40 PM
Why is it that when you are trying to be healthy, you start to crave each and every little thing that ever went in your mouth? Today, I craved an egg mcmuffin (which I, as a general rule, loathe because of the egg-like eggy substance) and a taco salad and chocolate. It's like..."You can't have me, I know you want me!"

michellejy - you have a great way of looking at things! I am with you. I refuse to live and die by the scale, yes, I want the numbers down but sometimes your body naturallcy fluctuates up and down a few pounds because of water, salt, your TOM, etc. You could weigh yourself three different times during the day and get three different weights! I think that we put too much stock into what the scale says emotionally and sometimes that can sabotage us.

We're all new newbies, so half of the battle is figuring out how to stay on plan and keep going regardless of external factors. I try to think like this: A week ago, I was pigging out on whatever I wanted whenever I wanted it and now I am in control. I'm taking the steps I need to take for better health and I am going to see changes no matter what the scale says right at this moment.

Anyway, I'm done preaching!

pinkpolopony - sometimes you have to shake things up a little to get your body on track...besides, you only turn 24 once and its your Golden Birthday (24 for 24). You deserve to have fun! You can do the excercise this weekend and make the best choices you can about food and get back on track on Monday!

Be good for the rest of the day, y'all!

02-24-2005, 06:44 PM
hey guys feeling a little better since the pep talk.thanks!!!!!! i now have about50 oz of my water drank today.i just got off line with my brother in law and he always makes me feel better.i am going to be bad tommorrow because it is my birthday and i am going to be 32 so i feel in need of a sin.but i promise i will be right back on the d word as of sat morn.i am gonna go and do my bike exercises now, maybe i will treat my self to an ab machine for my birthday. anyway later ladies thanks for the pep talk.

02-24-2005, 09:55 PM
Happy birthday Erin!! :hb: Oh, to be 24 again...actually I would settle for 34 at this point. Anyway I hope it has been a great day for you!!!!

Today was WI and I was down 1.6lbs. I shouldn't be disappointed but I am. I should be happy that every week I have lost something...I haven't had any gains which is very good!! I just thought I would loose more then 8 lbs in a month. I can tell a difference in the way my slacks feel so I know the treadmill is helping. I just wish the scale was being a little more friendly!

Everyone laughed when I came out of my office wearing shorts and a t-shirt for weigh in, but according to my scales this morning my clothes weighed in at a hefty 3 lbs. Every little bit helps is my motto on weigh in day!!!!!!

My goal this week is to stay off that damn scale until next Thursday!! I swear it is like crack(I would imagine) you just have to have a quick fix!!! I roll out of bed in the morning and the next thing I know I'm standing on that blasted thing!!!!! It drives me insane. :fr: :fr: :fr: :fr:

I also think I am going to cut back the treadmill to 3 nights a week instead of 5 and see if that helps the scale move alittle. I know what they say about "muscle" but right now I just want to do some major damage on that scale. I'll worry about the muscle later. I had really thought I could lose 20 lbs before my birthday...but not at this rate.

I hope you all have a great Friday! The weekend is just around the corner! YEAH!!!!! Talk to you all tomorrow.

Paige :balloons:

02-24-2005, 10:46 PM
Okay, updating the introductions since I did it on page 3, and now we're on page 10!

If I messed something up, please let me know. I tried to get info from everyone's introduction posts, but that doesn't mean I didn't miss someone or just make something up at random to put in your bio :lol:

Introducing Ourselves:

GiddyupKaos (Selena): age 40, full-time office manager, married for 18 years, losing weight with South Beach

thechangingtable (Christine): age 37, divorced SAHM of 4 kids (2-16),losing weight by eliminating dairy

scnorris2001 (Stephanie): age 29, losing weight to compete in a 5k road race through reduced-calorie diet and exercise

girly (Sara): age 36, married with 2 children (9 and 20 months), losing weight through WW

palemoonlight (Christy): losing weight through eating better and eliminating fast food

selkiesa: age 25, full time graduate student with a part time job as well, losing weight using the Cruise diet/exercise plan

budha belly (Marie): age 47, works full time, single, losing weight by giving up a lot of junk foods and adding healthy foods to her diet

fatmommyinPA: married with 2 children (3 and 5)

michellejy (Michelle): age 29, SAHM of 7 year old daughter, recently married, has small home-based jewelry-business, losing weight through reduced-calorie diet and exercise

kpe (Paige): soon to be 40, married with 2 children (6 and 4), losing weight through WW

detk1320 (Ann): age 32, mother of 2 (21 months and 4 years), works full time, losing weight through WW

basic75 (Angie): age 26, married with 2 children (6 and 2), losing weight through exercise

JLoubug (Jen): age 46, losing weight through exercising more and eating more fruits and veggies

jmepudge (Jamie): age 29, married with 2 children (5 and 11), losing weight through diet and exercise

joana: age 22, 2 year old son, attending law school and working, losing weight by dieting

happyterror (Tess): losing weight through Dr. Phil's rapid start plan, WW, and exercise

maja (Tamie): age 30, married with 2 children (3 years and 5 months)

bdcbravo (Donna): age 32, one daughter, losing weight through wathcing what she eats and exercise

drbjaded (Julie): age 33, losing weight through WW

ellen555 (Ellen): age 46, works from home, losing weight with the Curves diet

pinkpolopony (Erin): age 24, single, losing weight through low-calorie diet and exercsie (cardio and yoga)

LisaGirard (Lisa): age 32, married with 4 children, losing weight through e-diets

jeanessa: age 26, married, losing weight through dieting

02-24-2005, 11:51 PM
Hi everyone!

:D :goodscale

Tonight was my first ww weight in and I'm happy: 4 pounds loss ( I know a lot of it is water weight but I'll take anything to start with)! I didn't think I was going to lose much because I didn't exercise as much as I wanted so I'm thrilled! Today is also the first day that I'm able to stay withing the basic points without having to use the flex points. I'm banking them for the week-end : )

Joana: Way to go on the exam and such a healthy choice afterwards!! Don't worry about your english, you write very well :) English is my second language too, french is my mother tongue.

Julie: When I want to satisfied my sweet tooth at work, I drink 1% chocolate milk. I figure it's a few points but I'm also getting my milk in. There is also a few brand of low fat cookies that you can get to help you too.

Jeanessa: If it fits within your points than all is well!! Once in a while you have to treat yourself to something you like/crave if not you may want to gave up the whole thing!! My kids love McDonalds and once in a while I will still treat them to it and I will plan it accordingly and just make sure I have enough points! You were sensible and choose something small so congratulate yourself!! Hang in there girlfriend, the beggining is the hardest than it becomes so much easier. I would plan to include some of your cravings or a lighter version of them, if you cut them off completly, they just might get worst.

Erin: Happy birthday!! :gift: Enjoy your parties and maybe eat everything you want but just in smaller portions than you would have in the past, that way you might not fall off too far from the wagon so it will be easier to climb back in after the week-end ;)

Christina (FMinPA): Way to go on the weight loss!! You are going in the right direction and making wonderful efforts! Keep at it! You day menu looks good to me (I won't add it up since Jeanessa did it already)!

Lisa: Unfortunatly, it takes a while to get the weight off, the average is 1 to 2 pounds a week. Some week you lose more, some week you will lose less. So all you can do is stay with it!! Don't give up, there is no way to regret losing weight in the long run however slow it is or how long it takes, but if you quit I'm pretty sure that is something you will regret. It's hard but so worth it!!

Christine: hang in there! you can't always trust a scale it's not always precise and varies from time to time for so many reasons, other than actual weight loss or weight gain. The best daily measurement of your success is if you achieved you eating/exercising/water goals, in the longer run that will show on your scale, but even more important in your clothes! Don't give up!

Jme: Way to go on your water! Right back on track is the right idea! Hope you day went well!!

Paige: Yeah on your weight loss! :D You are getting closer to your goal a step at a time! You are going in the right direction and will make it there!

Michelle: Thanks for maintaining our list!!

Sara & Selena: How are you doing? :goodvibes Hope all is well with the two of you!

02-25-2005, 12:34 AM
Thank God It's FRIDAY!!!!

How are doing my friendly newbies today???!!!!

Happy day to the b-day girls Erin & Lisa!!! (by the time you ppl read this would be friday), get mad with desserts you deserve it :hb:

Selens, i loved that thing you posted about willpower, definetly true, if we dont use our willpower to get the positive things (like erm...loosing this fat belly),then for what are we gonna use it???? :chin:

Paige: I think your scale it's playing dirty games on you, like the one in the gym it's playing tricks on me too!!!, let me tell you that every monday I step into the damn thing and see the before week results, but today i felt tempted and i steped on that :censored: thing and gave me back a hole pound as a result!!!, it's like that thing was telling me TODAY YOU DONT STEP ON ME!! :nono: GET OFF!!! :D So im thinking on keeping my weekly step into the scale thing, so i can live sanely :lol: Anyways congrats on you lost, it's better than gaining, aint that right???

Jeanessa congrats on you 6 day of no Mickey D's! :mcd: :lol: and I know what you mean what you're saying about tempting food, i have 2 weeks now without eating any sweets (CHOCOLATE, as they call it here in my house), and its been very hard, cause i had to gave up an Snicker last week, it was so depressing, as i watched a friend of mine's eating it, I kept thinking when i loose this belly I'll eat at least a half one!!! :smug:

I drank 3 bottles and a few glasses of water, and went to the gym to realese some stress, 15 mins. on the stair master and 15 more on the elliptical. Did some weight lifting to tone my muscles, and now hopefully i'll get some sleep ( cause i'm ignoring the fact that i have to study for an exam).

Well, have a good night sleep you all, dream about been slim and more beautiful than what we are right now! :grouphug:

Take care.


J.- :wave: lbs./130 lbs./162/ (

02-25-2005, 01:29 AM
detk1320 - congrats on your 4 pound loss this week. What a weigh :smug: to start! Keep blazing the trail for all of us!

joana - way to go on the workouts. I am not there yet, but maybe I will be soon.

I did a good job today, stuck within my points, no fast food wanderings :lol: and I am very happy with my progress...

Everybody, stay encouraged and keep trying, if this were easy everybody would be a size 6 (I would say 2, but thats just too thin for me!)

02-25-2005, 10:14 AM
Woohoo! I got to update my avatar again today :D

Happy birthday, Lisa!

02-25-2005, 01:52 PM
Hey Everyone!!
How is everyone doing this wonderful Friday morn?? :coffee:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA!! :gift: Hope you have an awesome day girlfriend!! YOU DESERVE IT!! ;)

Michelle...Congrats on LOSING girlfriend!! YIPPEEE..and thanks for the update.. :D I added the new newbies to the front page as well...!YOU ROCK!!

Jeanessa....Congrats girlfriend on being within your points!! WE ARE SOOOO going to DO THIS!! :strong:

J...way to go girl on that water and hitting the gym...You inspire ME!! :D

Ann...WOO HOO!! Congrats on your "4" pounds lost....FOREVER!!!
YOU GO GIRL!! I am sooo proud of you!! Oh yeah....:cb:

Paige...You can do it girlfriend..You can lose that weight by your birthday...
YOU CAN DO IT!! Go girl....

I went to Curves last night...I am sooo loving it!! I am sticking to plan....but am going out of town this weekend to my friend's house...I have to be STRONG and stay on my SouthBeach....I CAN!!! I know I CAN!!
Welp...I better run...I will check back in later...

"You'll never know what you're capable of doing until you get up and do it"

02-25-2005, 01:57 PM
I went to Curves last night...I am sooo loving it!! I am sticking to plan....but am going out of town this weekend to my friend's house...I have to be STRONG and stay on my SouthBeach....I CAN!!! I know I CAN!!

It's been a while since I belonged to Curves, but if I remember correctly, you can get visitor's passes to use the Curves in a different city or state. Of course, it isn't like they frisk you at the door to make sure you have a membership anyway :lol:

02-25-2005, 02:26 PM
hey everybody! Yahooo today is the big day. Thanks for all the wishes.

Michelle congratulations on losing. keep it up. we can all do it!!!!! Love all of ya'll for being so is going to be my day off , so that i am going to enjoy guilt-free and pick it back up tommorrow. have a great day!!!!!!!!

02-25-2005, 02:32 PM
michellejy - that 10 pounds looks good, girl, I can't wait until it is my turn!!! I'm looking forward to seeing that number go up and up and up!

My best friend and I are going to join a Curves-type place in the next month or two. It just seems as if it will be more comfortable. Can anybody tell me what Curves is like? I've seen the commercials, but you know TV and reality are two different things....unless you're watching 'reality tv' :lol:

Yes, I'm having a good day! I am down 6.5 pounds on my 7th day! It has to be plenty of water because I have NOT been starving myself, I've stayed within my points and even ate some flex ones...and besides 10 minutes on the treadmill, the only exercise I've gotten this week has been the horizontal variety ;) but...maybe that helps?

I'll check back in later!

02-25-2005, 05:58 PM
Michelle - Woo Hoo is right. You go girl. I am looking forward to hitting my 5 lbs lost so I can use that avatar. Hopefully when I weight-in Monday morning I will be there.

Lisa - HAPPY BIRTHDAY and ENJOY your day off!!!

Ann- Great job on the 4lbs loss. Keep up the hard work.

Paige - Also sending you Congrats with the weight loss.

Now for me..........I did not do good at lunch. Today our office celebrated everyones birthdays for this month. We always do some big food day thing. Today they had Subway Party subs. That was not too bad but the chips and dip got me. I did not exercise last night or this morning. I have only had 30oz of water today. I guess I will have to load up on water at home tonight.

I have to tell you all a funny story. ( i thought it was funny anyway )
My 5yr old boy overheard my dh and I talking last night about how my diet was going. (for those of you who don't know my dh works out of state and does not get to see me much these days.) Anyway he heard that I wanted to be skinny. He rips off his little shirt, sucks in his belly as far as he can and says "You want to have a six pack like me??" I lost it with laughter. He will do my workouts with me and will "show off" his progress to his dad when he comes home. His dad always teases him about having a lil 6 pack.

Anyway I will check in tomorrow. I do not have internet at home but I have to work tomorrow for a while. Good luck to you all for the weekend. Good support and motivation vibes being sent out to you all.

02-25-2005, 07:04 PM
Happy Birthday Lisa!!

Weight watchers day 3
Well its sat am here I am doing really well - I think the scales of the universe have formed a group just to make me feel better. I didnt think my scales were working so I weighed myself on the ones at work hat I know I have used before I was 108 kg a few weeks ago on them, I was 109 at home then I went away on holidays for 5 days and put on another kg. and now I'm 105 kg on them Ive worked out my scales are consistant but they weigh 1kg heavier than the others. I also noticed that Ive been losing an awful lot due to that time of the month - there was alot of hormonal weight there. WW is going much easier I am eating so much but I did trade some healthy choices yesterday for some choc biscuits at work. I had to work an extra half shift yesterday but I managed to fit in 30 min workout on a step (from the o/t department) in front of the music channel in our staff room no one saw me :D I think I will buy a proper exercise step to use in breaks at work (no one will see me ) I am so glad you guys are here no waiting for weekly meetings.

stay on track - Nothing tastes as good as being thin

02-25-2005, 10:17 PM
Hi everyone!

Happy birthday Lisa!! Sorry I missed that post!

Jme: your son's sound just too cute!

Jeannessa: Did I read correct: 6.5 pounds!! Wow! :bravo: :cheer: Maybe we should all add a little bit of mcD to our menues :rofl:

Michelle: Way to go on the weight loss! 10 pounds so far that is wonderful! :goodscale

Selena: You can do it! You will be strong and eat what is best for you!!

Tess: Glad WW is working out for you so far! Keep at it!

Joana: Keep up with all the exercising! That will sure make a difference!

My day was ok, had to use up a few flex points. Tommorow, I get my hair cut and I'm going for change this time as oppose as always the same old thing. This is the new me who will knock everyone off their feet as oppose to hide in the corner :smug:


02-25-2005, 11:33 PM
Tommorow, I get my hair cut and I'm going for change this time as oppose as always the same old thing. This is the new me who will knock everyone off their feet as oppose to hide in the corner :smug:

Hi Ann I think your hair looks fine in you avatar picture :D lol

02-25-2005, 11:41 PM
Good evening ladies! :wave:
It's Friday!!! :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Lisa- Happy Birthday!!! :hat:

Ann- I am right there with you on the haircut. I hope it turns out well. I am also getting my hair done tomorrow. I always say I'm going to do something different and then when I get home my husband says "I thought you were getting your hair cut today" so much for doing something different!

Tess- It sounds like you are off to a great start. Keep it up!

Jamie- Isn't it funny what our little ones will say.

Jeanessa- Curves is a great and fast workout. You need to make sure that the hours they are open work for you. I joined a year ago and my membership will be up at the end of March. I won't be rejoining because the hours of operation are so limited where I live.

Selena- Have a great time at your friends house and of course you CAN!! We know you CAN! Be strong and have a safe trip.

Joana-Sounds like you are doing a great job keeping up with your exercise!! Keep it up.

Michelle- Thanks for the list. Where do you find the time to keep up with all of us.

Today was a pretty good day. I stayed within my points but I still have a little more water that I need to drink tonight. Tomorrow will be a busy day. I always have more trouble using my points on the weekend. I get so busy running around doing all my errands that I end up with a hugh amount of points at the end the day left. My goal for staying off the scale was shot by 5:30 this morning. I swear it is such a habit I don't even know what I am doing. I roll out of bed and walk to the scale still half asleep. Oh well.....I hope eveyone has had a good day.

Paige :balloons:

02-26-2005, 01:23 AM
Yeah, even the McD's didn't stop the loss, I guess its not about quality but quantity when you come right down to it...calories in/calories out and the quality of what you eat depends on you and your health concerns...I want to be healthy AND thin so I'll have to work on it!

Is there a prescribed workout at Curves or do you just go in and do your own thing?

I never thought I would say this, but I am having a tough time getting all my points in. A lifer told me to make sure to eat all my points and my flex points on the WW plan, and I agreed with her logic. So far, its helping me to loose faster.

Make good choices this weekend, guys!

02-26-2005, 08:01 AM
Good morning Girls...How is everyone this morning?? Just a quick note....I am heading out of town this morning...but wanted to say HI :wave: before I go...
I hope everyone is STRONG this weekened...I am going to be sooo good...I have weigh in on Monday...and Im glad I do my weigh-ins on helps keep me focused on the weekends....I cant' mess up on the weekends and expect a loss on monday morning....;)

Jeanessa...Curves is a place for ladies only...Mine has 10 machines...and 10 mats..
In between the 10 machines are 10 cardio mats....You do 30 seconds on each machine...then 30 seconds on each mat...After you've been on each machine for 30 seconds....and each mat for 30've done a 30 minute work goes sooo can do ANYTHING for 30 doesn't seem at first like you're even getting a workout...but believe me..........I feel it the next morning...You go 3 times a week..and then work up from there if you want to...It is fun and the music keeps me jogging or dancing on the mat for my cardio........they tell you when your 30 seconds are up..and then you just move on to the next machine...I love it!
Hope that helps........

Take care everyone...I will be back..........

02-26-2005, 11:35 AM
I never thought I would say this, but I am having a tough time getting all my points in. A lifer told me to make sure to eat all my points and my flex points on the WW plan, and I agreed with her logic. So far, its helping me to loose faster.

I actually noticed the same thing when I did WW. I couldn't believe I was supposed to eat so much food! It really did work though, and I lost 50 pounds on it in about 7 or 8 months. I think when you use a plan like WW you are just so much more conscious of everything you put in your mouth. Normally you can have little snacks during the day or eat a larger portion without even noticing.

I've realized over the past few days that when I try to be careful about my portion size and actually calculate my calories at the end of the day, I'm ending up about 200-300 calories under the bottom of the range I should eat so I end up eating something snacky late at night- not the ideal plan at all. I'm going to try incorporating more fruits and veggies into my diet during the course of the day instead of doing a late night binge to keep on track.

02-26-2005, 02:08 PM
good afternoon everyone. well i did the deed and now the scale is showing it. i am back up to 249 i have gained it back. but i am not going to cry myself a river i am simply going to get up brush myself off and start all over again. I thought i would write before i went for a nice long walk.I did enjoy my birthday though it was really nice.I am a little depressed over the gain though, most of all i just really feel yuck, i can tell that i ate the wrong stuff last night and this morning. My little girl brought home a birthday cake for me that she had made all herself and it was chocolate which is like my of course as the story goes i made a complete pig of myself.but it's gone now i invited people over so that they could finish it without hurting my little girls feelings. Now i must drink my water and eat my fruit and after this episode i don't think i ever want to see another chocolate cake. Thanks for listening.i will post again soon. :?:

02-26-2005, 03:54 PM
I have to work today. Normally I am off on the weekends. I am thinking it is good I am working because it keeps me away from the fridge!!!! I am on my lunch now and I am enjoying a WONDERFUL salad and bottle of water. I have only had 20oz today on the water. I have to step it up a bit if I am gonna reach the goal.

I hope you all are having a great weekend. I can not check in again til Monday morning when I return to work. I also Weigh-in on Monday morning. I am keeping my fingers crossed because I have not worked out past 2 days. Wish me luck........I have a feeling I am gonna need it.

02-26-2005, 04:39 PM
Hey, guys, just checking in.

I can't believe that I am actually on Week 2! Cross your fingers or pray for me that I keep up the strength. Its kind of weird, I am so used to wanting to lose weight that the fact that I actually am losing weight is odd! I normally look at the days that are passing by and I feel like..."Oh, time is moving so fast, I've gotta get up off my keister and lose this weight...I'll start soon." And now I feel like I can't wait for next week to come because that means that I'm even further into my healthier lifestyle and that I have lost that much more weight! Does anybody else feel like this?

LisaGirard - I'm sorry that you're in the slumps today and that your weight went back up. I know the feeling. Just chalk it up as experience so that you can warn others and so that you'll know what to do the next time. Look at it this way, you're not dying for chocolate cake anymore and you're right back on track, which is hard enough all by itself!

jmepudge - I am crossing my fingers for your Monday weigh-in, I hope that you have inspiring news for us all!

I'm off to enjoy my Saturday :dizzy:

02-26-2005, 09:21 PM
Ugh.............I hate it when I hit the wrong button and lose a post and have to start over. :comp:

Anyway, I hope you are all having a great Saturday! :flow2:

I had a big mile stone today. I had to take my daughter to a birthday party and they had lots of badddddddddddddddddd food for the grown ups and I resisted all of it. Yes, even the chocolate covered strawberries!!! Instead of coming home ridden with quilt over what I ate I came home very proud of myself for passing my first big test since I started WW. :dancer: :dancer:
I even caught myself judging what other people where eating (you know the people that should be sitting beside me at WW). I thought god is that what I look like when I have my plate full of junk!!! It made me all the more motivated to get this weight off!!!!!!!
I also got my hair cut and colored today. I actually came home with a much shorter and sassier new style. My hubby even liked it. Usually he can't even tell I got it cut.
I need to find some more recipes tonight so that I can cook the meals for the week tomorrow. :chef: I still need to go to the grocery store but I will probably wait until in the morning to go. It is cold and rainy out tonight. :rain: Hard to believe it was almost 80 degrees on Monday and Tuesday.

Stay motivated ladies.

Paige :balloons:

02-26-2005, 10:15 PM
well...... Another day is done almost. And i am proud of myself, i threw out the rest of my birthday cake and ate a weight watchers frozen meal for dinner with an apple. I am currently trying to get the water down(that's not very easy). I feel much better about the weight loss, i got it off once before and i can do it again. I have decided that i will eat cereal for breakfest something like special k and for lunch and dinner i will have weight watchers meals and some fruit or veggies,and if i exercise everynight i should get it off again.I am really psyched.Maybe if i quite eating the stuff i make for my family i will be okay.Anywho thanks for listening i will type again in the morning.tootles.

02-26-2005, 11:52 PM
New here...just wanted to say hi to everyone...


02-27-2005, 12:00 AM
Happy Saturday everyone!

Buzy day shopping with the family, we ate out but I chose a healthy stirfry and share it with my kids as oppose to getting them their own meals so it worked out good I think. Stayed within my points again (with a few flex).

The ww routine is really sinking in and i'm getting satisfied with portions and healthier choices. This is much faster than the other times I tried ww so I think I was really ready this time and it is for good!! Dh is also slowly jumping on the band wagon, though he is not counting portions or anything but I see he is making an effort to eat better. I'm happy since apart from the fact that he needs to lose some weight too, it shall make it easier for me.

:lol: Tess! I just wish I had nice curly hair like that!

Deanne: Welcome to this group! Looking forward to getting to know you!j

Lisa: Don't worry you will get it off again! We're in this for that long run!

Paige: Way to go on sticking to your eating plan! :cp: Glad you like your new hair cut (and your dh too)! I really love mine, I already feel better about myself! Next I'm getting my nails done : ) Now I never do things like that but I think it's time I start taking better care of me all around.

Jeanessa: I so feel something similar... We are going to keep on losing until we meet our goal let's just hang in there for whatever amoung of weeks we need!!

Jme & Selena: Good luck on monday for the big WI! Sending you good vibes! :goodvibes


02-27-2005, 12:22 AM
welcome deanne!!!!!!! this is a great place to find support and compfort. Thanks for the pep talk.

Paige: I'm getting my hair cut tommorrow. glad you like yours.

Jeanessa: I am glad WW is working for you. Stick to it you can do it girl!!!!! I am proud of you.

Night ladies enjoy what's left of saturday.

02-27-2005, 06:50 AM
Hello I am Colleen, 22 and live in London. From central pennsylvania although moved here about five years ago. Thats when my weight ballooned. I was about 215 back then and some how I ended up 280lbs. I was dating the take out and cheesecake king, we sort of both ate ourselves unhappy and grew bigger and bigger. Last July I decided to diet. I put myself on a steamed veggie and fruit diet that lasted about three weeks, lost loads in that time but at the end of the day I was starving myself. I decided that I was going to try weight watchers. Not only the program but get my shy bottom down to the closest meeting and sign up. I did and the pounds melted off. I hit 200 in October and was so excited. I moved to Sweden for a small work project and started to eat again, everything in site. Christmass turned into a month of stuffing my face. Back in London I crawled back to my meetings and found out that I gained 9lbs. Was a bit upset but pushed myself and on Valentines I lost the gain. Now I am 196.5lbs and looking to get under 190 soon. Monday I start the ww british No Count system, I am off to spend the weekend with my new guy and hopefully the flexablity of not counting points will get me through these little getaways.

Nice to meet everyone!

02-27-2005, 07:31 AM

Is there room for one more here??!!

Im Verity, 26, and live in Spain. I lost some weight last year but have been going up and down ever since (typical yo-yo dieter Im afraid!) but Im back on the bandwagon now and feeling really motivated.

Im not doing any specific diet but Im just trying to be sensible with what I eat, and how much. I really want to loose this weight slowly and surely. In the past, Ive managed to shift weight quickly but it always returns, with interest. This time Im interested in making lifelong changes. Im not going to be anally retentive about things this time...if I want a bit of cake or chocolate, Im going to have I want to look at this weight loss in the long term, not just from week to week weigh-ins. Im hoping that this tactic might work lol!!

Anyway, looking forward to getting to know you all better!

02-27-2005, 11:43 AM
Welcome Verity and Colleen. You have come to the right place!!!! I have found alot of support here.

Guess what guys, i am back to the 246.5. Apparently whatever i did last night WORKED!!!!

I found out through my journal that i probably needed to add some protein to the breakfest, so i added a couple of boiled eggs.

So needless to say my day has started out wonderfully

02-27-2005, 11:49 AM
Hi girls!, how's everyone doing?!

Welcome to our new buddies Colleen, Deanne, and Verity, you'll find support in here to loose all the weight you want to get rid of it!.

I didn't logged on friday night, cause i got home late, and i was feeling bit sad :sorry: . One of my teachers gave the results of her test and I did an awful job, she said that maybe i need some more concentration :blah: , maybe she's right, maybe i need more concentration, maybe i'm triyng too hard to get a good grade. So when the class finished I went to get domething to with with my bf and i had a tripple chocolate chip muffin, and then got a double cheese burger, fries and a coke at BK...there goes some willpower...TO GET FAT!!!! :rofl:

Yesterday i didn't eat that much cause i didn't felt hungry ( no wonder after that load up on friday night, who would feel hungry??? :lol: ).Got my water thing going on thanks of the sudden heat wave that has strike the island :D . Lots of water for me in days to come, yeah!!! :D

Well, since it' sunday i'm not going to the gym, i think its open today but im not going anyways.

Tomorrow will be a great day, i'll go to the gym, do my cardio and tonning exercices, drink my water and eat healthy!!! :strong:

Oh!, I almost forgot!!, CONGRATS TO MICHELLE ON HER LOST!!!! :bravo: , wish I were you!!!, Keep on the good work!!!

Happy rest of sunday girls, I'll check back with you later :wave: .

Take care :grouphug:.



02-27-2005, 12:34 PM
Hey, all. I started a new challenge for this week

Welcome to the newest newbies, and please join us in our weekly challenges.

02-27-2005, 04:52 PM
Good sunday to you guys!

Michelle: Thanks for the challenge! I'm up for it! Started it up this morning, we went tubing and walked up the hill (many, many times) while pulling either my son or carrying my daughter in my arms. It's been a while since I have been this physically exausted. So here is my exercise session #1 :)

Colleen: Welcome to the group! Congrats on your weight loss so far!

Verity: Welcome to our group too! Looking forward to getting to know you too!

Lisa: I'm so glad to hear you're back where you wanted! :cb:

Joana: So sorry to hear about your test! I'm sure that was hard on you! You're back on track weight wise, one slip won't matter much in the big scheme of things. Keep at it!


02-27-2005, 06:06 PM
thank you for the well wishes Ann.

Thanks for the challenge i am soexcited about it.

This is reeally going to be a fun week, i went to the grocery store earlier today and picked up the groceries for the week. I spent less for the week then what i had been spending just doing it day to day. I bought all of my weight watchers meals and some cantaloupe to help get me through the snacking phase. also i bought some bannannas. I am just really psyched about all of this stuff.

I got my haircut in a new way and my husband told me that i looked butch. which really made me laugh. He is always trying to make me laugh. But later on he told me it looked really nice and that i looked very pretty which for him to say is a miracle. My 15 yr old told me i looked really cool and she couldn't get over how short it was but i love it . Now i just have to color it again, i am in the constant battle against age and grey hair. Me and mrs. Clairol are the best of

So far today has been the best day in a long time.

Joanna i am sorry to hear about your test as well, f it makes you feel any better. i had a psychology test last tuesday and i passed but still had to listen th the teacher because i didn't do as well as expected. School is hard but you can do it!!!!! Just have faith.

02-27-2005, 07:01 PM
Hi Everyone. Welcome Colleen, Deanne, and Verity. Joana, I am sorry to hear about your test. Michelle congrats on your loss. Lisa you seem very psyched about this week.
The weekend for me has been very good I have stuck to my points all weekend. I have been taking soup to work every night, I found this recipe in a weight watchers magazine it adds up to just over 4.5 points. I seem to be eating an awful lot of bread this week prob because I didnt eat it last week. how many serves of carbs (I mainly eat bread) do you eat a day? I have already been exercising 3o min per day so for week two's challange I will do 40 min per day. Have a good day everyone.

Creamy chic noodle soup

points ingredients
2 1 tab oil
0 1 onion
0 1l water
2 2 tab corn flour
0 2 tab maggi chic stock powder
4.5 375ml can light evap milk
5 1/2 cup maccaronni
4 300g chicken fillets
0 celery
0 broc
0 peas
0 carrot
1 corn
0 cauli
0 salt and pepper

18.5 points
4.5 points per serve
makes 4 serves

cook onion, add water cornflour, stock powder and evap milk bring to boil 5 min stirring. add maccaroni, simmer 5min stirring
add vege and chicken, simmer 5 min stirring.

02-27-2005, 08:45 PM
I'm a complete carb-aholic. I usually get at least half if not more of my diet from carbs- mainly because I don't really like eating meat, and my husband doesn't like eating vegetarian so pasta and enchiladas tend to be a compromise we can both live with. Although, to be honest, even when I just cooked for myself, I tended to live on pasta and rice :lol:

02-28-2005, 12:31 AM
Good morning chicks!

It's a hole new week for us to make some life time changes, weights to drop down, and keep on doing the great job we have doing so far.

Thanks everyone for the support on my exam thing, i'll get over it, hopefully not munchin' on every chocolaty thing that gets in front of me :lol:

Michelle sing me up for that challenge!!!, i'll keep on going to the gym and make my daily 30 mins. of cardios, but now i'll put a little resistance :)

Well, since everyone it's having a great time sleeping (its 12:38 A.M. here!), i might do so too.

I'll check back tonight, til then take care :grouphug:


J.- lbs./130 lbs./162/ (

02-28-2005, 12:53 AM
Sara :)

Where are you buddy? We haven't heard from you in a few days! Hope all is well.

Let us know what is happening with you.


02-28-2005, 05:57 AM
Michelle, i am all for this challenge as well.

IT is 5am here time to get the family up and motivated for the day ahead i will check in again soon.

02-28-2005, 08:34 AM
Hi Everyone,
Sorry it has taken me a week or more to come back, I have been working non-stop and by the time I get home, I go to sleep. I am a real estate agent here in Boston doing rentals right now in the busy season and it is crazy!!!! :dizzy:
But I have continued to watch, my working out this week was only going up and down stairs to show places, so that is bad! :mad:
I have been staying at my current weight this week because I have added some carbs, and of course gotten hooked to only eating those.
I have to remember that I am not just doing this for looks but most important for my health, or I go blind. I haven't eaten anything bad at all just added some portions, and some fat free roll ups, but that has stuck me at 177.5 for the week.
Anyone have any advice on how to get back to eating fruit and nutritiously and getting rid of these carbs enough that I can start losing weight!
Plus my stress level is sky high so that doesn't help when you are trying to lose weight.
Other than that, I had a great work week, very successful! So that makes up for it, :^:
Hope to hear from you soon! I promise I will be back on this week. Hope everyone is doing well.
Sara ;) (

02-28-2005, 11:52 AM
I have been SO sick!! I was out of work all last week!! I'll need to go through and read the posts to see what's been going on. I got sick on Sunday night and had to go to the doctor on Wednesday morning. I had full-blown bronchitis and an ear infection at that point. I was very sick. I'm feeling much better now but still have a tremendous cough! I hope to start watching my dieting again in a day or so. and I hope to try to jog tonight. (the antibiotic they put me on has to be taken with food so I've just been eating and not really watching what I've been eating) That can happen though when you're so sick. -I was running a fever of 102 degrees with 1 1/2 doses of motrin in me! I will let you all know what happens in the next day or so!!


02-28-2005, 01:07 PM
Congrats on a wonderful week of selling pearlgirl.May many more weeks come your way.

Stephanie: Hope you feel better soon hope the cough goes away soon as well. Good luck!!!!

Ok guys heres' the scoop for today . I am now back to 249.I don't know why my weight is doing this.up and down up and down.i am starting to get really angry with it. I am watching what i eat,i didn't exercise last night unless cleaning the whole house and doing about 5 hours worth of laundry counts.My mom said i need to just deal with the fact that i have a weight problem and that i am going to be battling this problem the rest of my life.My grandma died from having a heart attack and emphesyma. i quite smoking thank god before i got emphesyma and now i am really trying to get the heart problem under control without much luck. i think i would rather have to quit smoking everyday. ok well enough with the pity party, i gotta go and drink some more water later guys. thanks

02-28-2005, 03:05 PM
According to my scales Im down to 101.5kgs (223.3lbs) although my slimming class has be at a higher weight! I think Ill stick with my version!!

Ive been feeling really down today and cant seem to shake myself out of it. Its my TOTM, which could explain it. Also, the weather here in Spain isnt great - cold, drizzly rain, etc - which may also be a factor!

Anyway, Im off for an early night and maybe I can wake up tomorrow raring to go!!!

Catch you all later....

02-28-2005, 03:20 PM
Oh my goodness!! I just finished reading through all the posts!! I hadn't read any since 2/18/05!! We have added so many new people! Welcome to everyone. And everyone is doing so great!! I'm so proud of all of us!


I'm just beginning to realize that I am still pretty sick. I'm achy and I hurt a little just sitting at my desk. My neck is very stiff and my voice still whispery at times! But I am still going to try to get at least 10 minutes jogging in tonight. That is my goal. And I will weigh myself. I haven't stepped on the scales since I've been sick. ~With a group like this, I can't stay wayward for very long!!!

Just trying to get my motivation going again. Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!


02-28-2005, 03:53 PM
ACK!! I just bothered to look up the nutrition content on the wonderful sandwich I had for lunch (a bacon cheddar ranch tendercrisp sandwich from burger king)!! I had an 800 calorie sandwich for lunch!! Thank goodness that's all I've had today besides diet soda!!! Don't you hate it when you think that one sandwich shouldn't be too bad - only to find out you just ingested 800 calories!!?? I'll try to do better for dinner!


02-28-2005, 05:55 PM
Stephanie I hope you are feeling better. LIsa, stick with it, the weight has to co-operate soon. Are you still following e-diets? What plan are you using? I believe we all can be thinner with the right healthy eating, we just have to find out what that is for our own body.

I went and bought a areobic step yesterday and used it for 30min last night, I am very pleased with it. I did it while watching desperate housewives, I work nights tonight so I will go for a 30min walk tonight then maybe swimming when I wake up tommorow. My next goal is to buy a bike when I am 90kg I saw the bike at the store today it is new but it looks like a big old 60's bike they had it in red, I hope it comes in other colours maybe green. I would love cruising around on it. Today is the first day of Autumn, this morning was cooler. I am looking forward to winter this year because I wasnt here for the last one, I might buy a secondhand areofit for winter to keep up the exercise they are cheap 2ndhand. I feel i have to exercise at least 30min everyday or else I wont ever exercise it will always be tommorow. When I am fitter I will vary it more.

I am keeping within my points even with a little choc.

02-28-2005, 06:07 PM
Hi everyone.
I am new here and wanting to make new friends to support one another on this journey of ours.
I have been here for a week or 2 and haven't had much luck getting to know anyone,so hopefully I will get a reply or 2.
I am 41,long term relationship(19 years) and 3 kids.I am a stay at home mum.
I have been over weight all my life and have tried all the diets under the sun and finally I have decided to try a new direction.
I have decided to eat healthy and make healthier choices and this time(so far) I have been going down in weight.
I would like to become a part of a group who battle with weight from day to day and who would like to meet in the chat room here regulary.Please let me no,thankyou.

02-28-2005, 06:41 PM
Hi, aussiegal. You definitely picked the right group to get replies. This is such a nice bunch with such varied backgrounds.

I haven't used the chat room on these boards. Mainly I get up in the morning, check in after eating breakfast and then check in sometime in the evening. I think I'm addicted to this site. :lol:

02-28-2005, 06:42 PM
Well, I definitely chose the wrong challenge to start this week! For some reason, I am completely nauseous today, and every time I've started to work out, I've had to stop to get sick. After the fourth try, I just gave up on it.

02-28-2005, 09:01 PM
Hey my buddies!, running to gym now!

Hi aussiegal!, welcome to our world!!, it's so much fun to loose fat in here!! :)

Well, check back with you guys later!



02-28-2005, 09:10 PM
ok guys. Here i am again,still feeling blue. But the good thing is i now have a cold sore on my lip so the only thing i can have has to be really chewed very well and i can only take small bites. lol so thats helping with the cravings. well i must go get on the bike now but ladies. welcome to all the new ladies.

02-28-2005, 09:12 PM
I hope everyone has had a great day! I just wanted to get on quickly to catch up on what has been going on. My hubby has to work on the computer tonight so I had to beg to get on for a few minutes. Today has been a good day. A teacher at work that is doing WW with me had a birthday today so we had anglefood cake with fresh strawberries and it was a really good alternative to a "cake". With 22 of us doing this at work the food police are everywhere!!!!! I actually think there are some people feeling a little left out because no matter whose lunch time it is someone is talking about WW and points!!!

Have a great evening ladies!

Paige :balloons:

02-28-2005, 11:01 PM
glad to see I am not the only one who is rushing to the bathroom. I also tend to drink more at night. I am not quite sure why. I also seem to get alot in the morning. I try to drink a 16.9oz bottle before I have any caffeine. Motivation!
By the way what was this weeks challenge? do we have one?

03-01-2005, 01:45 AM
Hi everyone! Happy Monday night!

I had a day off from work today so I decided to go cross-country skiing which I hadn't done yet this year. I did 5 km! :sunny: I was also my hockey night and I played two games! So i've finally started exercising more. It feels good and I have to keep at it.

How is everyone else doing with the exercise challenge?

Still staying within my points with a few flex and drinking my goal of 32oz water a day.

Aussiegirl: Welcome to this group!! It's a great place to lose weight and find support! Looks like you are already doing well!

Lisa: Don't give up!! It will show up eventually!! I'm sure it makes it so much harder to keep at it, but it would could only be worst if you stopped ! Btw, I too am addicted to this site! I figure it's a healthy addiction :D since it makes me accountable for lots of things on a daily basis as oppose to only accountable for my weight on the balance once a week at ww meetings.


03-01-2005, 09:04 AM
Yay! Im very excited!! Ive just done the first session (day 1 of week 1) of my 0 to 5k 10 week programme!! Ive really been procrastinating with excercise and, yesterday I was feeling really down, and I just decided enough was enough! I dusted off the book I started using last year and promised myself Id start today! The hardest bit of excercisiig is the first time (for me at least). ANyway, Ive done it (it was AWFUL ha ha!!) and now I feel GREAT!!

Ive been wanting an ipod, or something similar, for a long time and Ive decided to use it as a reward...if I faithfully stick to the 10 week programme then Im going to treat myself to one!! Its an expensive treat but, after 10 weeks, I think Id deserve it!!

Anyway, I hope everone else has been having a great Tuesday! Hi :^: to Aussiegirl...Im new here too but have been made to feel very welcome by this great bunch of ladies!!!

Catch you all soon...

03-01-2005, 09:56 AM
Everyone is doing so well! I'm still so proud of all of us. Just remember, even if you only lose one pound a week (which is really excellent) - that's one pound less! And after a year, that's 52 pounds less. The year will pass regardless of whether the weight is lost. I just remind myself of this and think of how many years passed that I didn't do anything about my weight!

I said that I would let you all know how last night went. I didn't get any exercise in. I was still just too tired from being sick. I did weigh myself though. The last time I weighed on 2/18/05, I weighed 227.5 lbs. This morning, I weigh 226 lbs.!!!! Yippee! Down 1.5 lbs. I was so happy to see this! I was so sick that I really couldn't even tell you what all I ate. I'm just so thrilled to know that I didn't go backwards during that time!!

Smiling now!



03-01-2005, 10:05 AM
Ann-Cross-country skiing and hockey games!!?? That is so awesome!! It sounds like lots of fun! Exercise just doesn't seem like work when you're having that much fun, does it? I hope I can find that again soon! I'm still having to make myself get up to jog!! And I love it so!!

Verity - Are you going to do a 5K? I'm trying to prepare myself for one on April 9th! If you've never done one, they are wonderful and very empowering! Good luck with your training. And just hang in there. It will feel difficult sometimes but it is so worth it!!


03-01-2005, 01:35 PM
hey guys. Well i can't talk long on my way out the door to class. But i can say this much i got my 30min of exercise in and all of my water, so i am very pleased with that.No pounds lost but hey i think i am checking the scales to much.i go over there everytime i go to the fridge, the scales are right next to it.i think i might move them. i ate pretty good last night too and got in some fruits and veggies.anyway i gotta go and sit in a really boring psychology class.Oh the things we go through to be a nurse!!!!lol but it will be worth it in the end. Later guys i'll get on again when i get back from class.

03-01-2005, 02:24 PM
Ok. I've been trying not to let this bother me. But the reality of it has sunk in today. My job started out as temp-to-hire, but then the firm decided to merge with another firm. Needless to say - they won't be needing two receptionists. I've known for about a month or so that this job wasn't going to go permanent for me. I've applied for jobs and had interviews but no offers yet. I have this job through March 11th (unless they tell me to get out sooner). That means, not including the rest of today, I have only 8 guaranteed workdays left! ACK!! Yuck!! I am stressed now!

I've been doing so well. Having faith in God that he knows what's best and will provide that on his schedule. But today, I'm not doing as well. Today I'm concerned. I want to know that I have a job somewhere. I could draw unemployment for a little while if I had to. But that's still not a job. (plus I wouldn't get as much as if I was working) And I want to work.

So sorry! I just desperately needed to get this off my chest. I'm trying like you know what NOT to just go and eat every darn cheesecake I can get my hands on!!! Thanks for listening!


03-01-2005, 03:11 PM
Hey my weight loss buddies!!!!! Have not been online for a couple of days. I am really busy at work today too so it has been hard to check out how everyone is doing.

First off - Welcome to AUSSIEGAL!!!! Glad to see you here.

Hope you all are doing well. Don't have alot of time but wanted to check in. I did my weigh-in............1lbs gone. I finally got to use the cute weight loss avatar. I was a little upset when it was just 1.....but I know I did not work as hard as I could so lesson learned!!!! Work harder and I will reach my goal faster. Keeping my head up because one pound is one pound. I am not gonna complain about lossing anything. Sometimes more sometimes less.....RIGHT!!!!

Well girls, I must go for now. I will try to check in later in the day if work slows down some.

Have a wonderful day!!!!

03-02-2005, 12:16 AM
Just a quick note since I'm off to bed,

Congrats Jme on reaching the big 5 : )

Stephanie: Sorry to hear about your job! I'm sure that is hard on you! Hope you find an even better job soon!
Congrats on your weight loss this week!

Verity: Way to go on getting started! You will do it!! :D


03-02-2005, 08:24 AM
Checking in after a couple of days. I am down 3 lbs this week. I have been eating better, but not doing as much exercise. I need to do better on my water too.

Hello to all the newbies, I am a stay at home, divorced mom of 4 in Florida. I became a real estate investor somehow by accident! I am currently rehabbing one home and building two others. SO I am pretty busy at getting stressed out, and it makes for eating out alot or quick fattening meals. I just need the willpower to EAT less at night and better during the day. We can all relate right!

I am on xenical as well, started friday 2-25, so i think it is helping me jump start. We can do it anyway we can right!

03-02-2005, 10:15 AM
Hi Stephanie

Im sorry to hear about your job situation. Even though we all have faith that 'everything will be alright in the end' I know that it can be really stressful until you secure new employment! Fingers crossed that it wont take too long!

03-02-2005, 10:38 AM
Well, I didn't exactly eat everything in sight yesterday evening. I went and got my hair trimmed instead. Thank goodness I thought of something else that needed to be done. I still ate more than I should have, but not nearly so much as I would have if I hadn't gotten my hair done.

My daughter is still with my mother this week. I don't think I've mentioned her yet. She's 8 years old. Her school had a winter break on Friday and Monday (25th and 28th) so she went to my mother's for a long weekend. And now she's snowed in there!! Which is just fine. Her school was closed yesterday and today for the weather also. And it's been kind of nice to have a break. The house has been soo quiet!

I'm handling the bit about my job a little better this morning. My boyfriend lives with me (since Nov 2004) and he helps with the bills. So, financially, everything should be fine. I guess I'm just getting myself worked up really for nothing. And if I have to go on unemployment for a while, my house certainly could use some work. I could use that time to spring clean and organize things better. And go to the gym. Wait a minute here. Did I say I would rather work? What was I thinking??!! :lol:
Thanks so much for listening!

03-02-2005, 10:42 AM
Thank you Verity! I was posting at the same time you were! Today is so much better! I'm so glad to have this network of support from all the wonderful people we've got in here!

Looking forward to 225!

03-02-2005, 10:46 AM

Congratulations on your loss! 1 pound is GREAT!! Think of it this way...thats 1lb that youll NEVER see again!!

I know that I can be disappointed sometimes when it seems like a small loss but these 1 and 2 pound lossess quickly add up!! Youre going in the right direction!!!!!

03-02-2005, 01:36 PM
hi everyone!

Stephanie sorry about the job stress, but it will all work out in the end.

JME congrats on your weight loss, every little bit helps.

i am doing fine today, a little bummed but hey every little set back helps me become stronger. i gained another pound today, but yesterday i didn't drink my water and i didn't exercise so one pound i don't think is that bad considering what i ate yesterday. I made the mistake of going into the cafeteria at school and they had free ice cream so i ate a scoop of that, and then last night i had a really horrible headace and my husband went and bought me one of those extra thick bacon cheeseburgers at hardee's with some curly fries. i have done okay today though i have only had a ham sandwhich on wheat with lettuce and tomato. I have got to get on this thing i am not anywhere near where i want to be at this time, i can't even reach the five pound loss mark. i don't know what the problem is other than my eating.i think i need a good swift kick in the pants or something. lol anyway ladies i better go and try to start over again.

03-02-2005, 07:02 PM
Oh Lord!, you just dont log on a day or two and you're lost in space in these board!!! :lol: Missed two days and when I come back i found you guys cross crountry, thinking about rewarding yourself with an ipod!, oh my God!, you guys are so doing this!!!!

Congrats to all of you who are doing an effort to look slim, and fit into those size 7 jeans!!! (may I say size 6???).

So, I've been a lilttle bit busy at work these days, and when i come home from classes just want to sleep away till the next morning.

Yesterday i went with my buddies to pizza hut :( , but i manage to make my way out of the pizza sin ;) , and ate an wonderfull cesar salad, yummi!!!, and of course had my ice tea :D (yes, i do love ice tea!!!), that was i big accomplishment, cause i was the only one out of 8 people doing the healthy thing, i almost fell for those breadsticks, but hey!, i thought no you cant eat those!, if you do so, you'll end up eating pizza!!! :lol:

I haven't weight in this week, so i hope to see a drop down in the scale next monday when i weight in.

Oh!, i forgot to tell you, im a sinner!!!, yes i am!!, i had 3 Keebler home maid style oatmeal cookies!!, i just couldnt resist the taste and smell of them!!! :D

Got to go now, i have to head up for class, my sister its taking me, so wont lose the ride. After class im going to the gym, and hopefully when i get home i'll log on again.

Take care :grouphug: , keep on doing the good work so far, and remember to drink your water!!!


J.- lbs./130 lbs./162/ (

03-02-2005, 08:04 PM
Hi everybody,
I saw that newbies were welcome here so i thought it would be a good place to start. This is my very first post!!! Im a 22 year old grad student studying math :) I need to lose about 30 pounds and have been struggling with my weight my whole life. As far as i can remember this is the lightest i've ever been. I have been counting calories trying to eat 1500 a day. I dont excersize nearly as much as i should. I am doing school work about 10-11 hours a day. I try to make sure to get in exersize at least three times a week and could really use some buddies to check in with so i can be held accountable for what i do and dont do. I have to say i read through a lot of the posts and you guys are AMAZING. There are so many of you that are such an inspiration. I hope to be frequenting here everyday. :) HAppy wednesday.

03-02-2005, 10:18 PM
Welcome Adena. That is such a pretty name. I absolutely love this group of people. Everyone is so positive, and even when one of us has an off day, there are at least 5 people boosting that person back up.

Joana- it still astounds me that English isn't your first language. I wish I could speak Spanish about 1/10th as well as you write in English. Of course, I've never had a Spanish lesson so I don't see that happening :lol:

03-02-2005, 10:20 PM
welcome welcome to all the new ladies. I just weighed myself again and now i am up to 254 but instead of eating i went and did 15 min on the statonary bike. so i feel good about it. i think i need to throw away my scale or at the very least move it out from in front of the fridge. i will start fres in the morning, the good news is all the bad stuff is outta my house because i ate it all lol. so i guess i can't eat anymore bad stuff because it's gone. ok well i am going to bed now. i will write again in he morning.

03-02-2005, 11:04 PM
Good evening ladies! And welcome to all you new gals. This is a great place to get encouragement to stay focused.

I hate it when I can't check in on a daily basis. It seems like it takes me forever to read everything to catch up.

Work has been busy the last couple of nights. Last night was open house at school and tonight we had our district spelling bee. At least tonight I got home earlier then last night.

Tomorrow is WI but I feel pretty good about it. My scale at home is showing that I have lost about 4 lbs this week. Its a good thing because I was really starting to get a little discouraged because I have only lost a total of a pound and a half in the last 2 weeks. So this is just what I needed to lift up my spirits. But I guess I will know more tomorrow at WI.

Today is cold and rainy and I just can't get motivated to exercise tonight. The house feels really cool and it is so much nicer to just snuggle up under a blanket. It seems like we have the heat on one day and the A/C on the next. It is suppose to be back up into the low 70's tomorrow. (I hope!)

I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow and I will check back in tomorrow night when I get home.


03-02-2005, 11:38 PM
Hi everyone!
Welcome Andena, I've been checking in everyday, but havent had time to post. ( well I did one then DBF distracted me and I lost it ). The diet is going really well, I think by tommorow I will have lost another kg. I feel great IK am still only planning on doing 30 min exercise everyday but mostly it is 35min this week and I can jog a little now :D woohoo even when I was going to the gym I never jogged. I even talked DBF into walking with me on tuesday night we walked over a couple of blocks to look at a newly renovated house that was done similar to what we want done to ours. Then we ended up at the park near our house it is a huge park with 2 cricket ovals and a basket ball court, tennis court and croquet area. It also has a huge rose garden and kids play area. it was 8pm so we were the only ones there we ran and chased each other like children, racing up and down the hills it was heaps of fun our dog loved it we could take him off lead and he ran around after us. So last night while I was walking I had the urge to start jogging , I started but I had the wrong bra on - maybe tonight. I cooked a wonderful pissa last night from scratch and we had garlic bread and some salad with it - AND I was still under on points - cause I was on 12hr nights and slept all day. I am finding it easier to drink more water on nights cause I get very dehyrated. Talk to you all soon
Tess. xx

03-03-2005, 10:28 AM
Adena - Welcome! We're all in this together!

Paige - 4 lbs. is awesome! Keep up the great work!!

Lisa - I'm proud of you for getting on your bike after weighing! But don't worry so much about what the scales say if you are weighing that frequently. I used to weigh myself daily, several times a day. And do you know what?? I drove myself crazy!! You need to concentrate more on what you're eating and getting some movement in. If you do those things the right way, the weight will come off. I'm so proud of you for making good choices when the scales didn't say what you wanted to see! That is how you do it!

Tess - That is awesome! To get all that movement in! And it's really good to get other family members involved! They'll keep you going when you don't feel like getting up!

And as for me, I am FINALLY starting to get back on track after being sick!! I'm still so tired. I haven't gotten any exercise in at all. I do have my diet on track for today though. I've eaten a 200 cal breakfast, I brought a 320 cal lunch to work with me, and I've brought some mini carmel rice cakes for a snack. Those are 60 cals for 7 mini cakes. And they taste great! I'm hoping that I can be down to 225 by Monday. I'm really anxious to see 225 lbs. and then push past it toward 220!!!

Have a great day!!

03-03-2005, 05:35 PM
Well I woke up this morning still at 106. :( oh well My eating has been irregular so I gueess that is something I have to watch- I am eating all my points per day just I slept most of the day the last couple of days. Exercise is going well 30 min per day, I am still enjoying that. I'm glad youre better now Stephanie.

03-03-2005, 06:28 PM
hello ladies. I was going to give the board a break today, but i find i miss it. I already did 15 min on the bike today and i will do 15 more tonight before i go to bed.My weight is doing the whole yo-yo thing. i have moved the scale from in front of the fridge to a cabinet in the bathroom.maybe i won't look at it as much.i almost thought about letting my husband take it with him, kinda like i did with the ciggarttes when i quit smoking. I think i have become addicted to the scale. Its amazing what kind of insight you get into yourself when you write these journals and posts. anyway i am feeling much better today. congratulations to all of the pound losers today.

03-03-2005, 09:37 PM
So i actually made it back and am keeping good on my hope to post everyday to keep me honest. I have to say that today i ate a lot. My best friends parents came out tonight and brought us dinner. I tried to eat as little as possible because i knew how bad the food was, but they are italian so they just kept feeding me, lol. I suppose its ok since ive been good for over a month now. I've been counting calories and trying to get in excersize. I was down a pound this morning to 168 but im sure that after tonight ill be back at 169 :) I can't wait for the cold to end so i can go outside again and workout. It's been such a challange for me to get excersize since i cant afford any machines and i live in an apartment so videos make the floor shake lol. I figure once it gets nice i can try to run. I am a very bad runner. I can only go about 5 min before i want to collapse and die, but hey ill work up to it.

Stephanie--I wanted to say i admire your dilligence it looks like you have your meal plan down to a science. I hope i can be that disciplined someday :) Good job!

Michelle-- Thank you so much about my name. Most people can never remember it so i get deanna a lot :)

Good job everyone keep up the good work.
Happy Thursday,

03-03-2005, 10:58 PM
Yeah!!! I had my official WI today and I lost 3.8lbs. I had estimated that it might be around 4 lbs. So I was pretty close.

It has really helped having so many people (22) at work doing WW. We had a breakfast for our school counselor and a bridal shower for a teacher this week, and both were WW friendly!!!! Of course there was baddddddddddddd stuff there to but I am finding that I don't really miss it. Last night I was watching a commercial for pizza and I thought to myself gosh we haven't ordered a pizza in 5 weeks!!! We use to order one every week. All I could think about while I was watching the commercial is how many points that one slice would be and that it wasn't really worth it!!!!!!!

Stephanie- I'm glad your on the mend and starting to feel better!!!

Tess- What a way to workout!!!! It sure is nice to do it with a loved one!

Lisa-I am right there with you with that blasted scale!! I have to have a "fix" everyday! It drives me crazy and can set my mood for the whole day!

Adena-Take one step at a time...Your on the right track! Keep it up.

Have a great day tomorrow ladies!!

Paige :balloons:

03-04-2005, 10:16 AM
Tess - Thanks. I'm feeling a lot better. I can't wait to be entirely better. I have a lingering cough that I'll be thrilled to be rid of!

Lisa - I'm glad you're feeling better. Just hang in there. You're making the right choices with getting on your bike. Just remember if you make the right choices, the weight has no choice but to come off! Great job!!

Adena - Thank you. I'm trying. I struggle too! I have to keep my calorie intake low during the day because I am prone to take in too many calories after I'm home at night.

Paige - congratulations on the weight loss!! That's excellent!

Last night I ended up snacking! I blew a great day on some darn crackers!! I ended up eating 1,700 calories for the entire day yesterday. On the upside I did walk for about 12 minutes yesterday (during my 2 15-minute breaks at work) and I cleaned house like a madwoman last night. I broke a really good sweat and got my heart rate up. I'd say I cleaned straight for 3 hours. I actually cleaned from about 6 pm to about 10 pm but I sat down for a couple minutes here and there. I am very sore today from bending over so much! But my house looks so much better. The good thing is that I live in a townhouse, so when I'm doing laundry and stuff, I constantly have to be up and down those stairs putting it away!
Today has started off very good again! I have had my 200 cal breakfast and today I brought a 250 cal lunch with me. Along with my mini carmel rice cakes if I want something sweet.
I have to say that I was doing great not eating too much last night until I sat down around 10 PM. I should have just went to bed. I was tired. But instead, I stayed up an hour longer and added 630 calories to my calorie intake for the day. I was at 1070 calories for the day before I sat down at that time. And I WASN'T hungry. How silly I am sometimes. I was just craving those stupid crackers. Next time I will just go to bed if I am tired. I will not eat something when I am tired enough to go to bed and it's bedtime!! I will do better!


03-04-2005, 01:12 PM
ok so today has started out great.I ate my cereal adn had a few stalks of far so good.....

Stephanie:thanks for the good vibes and i am sure you will get lots more exercise today and the crackers will be a distant memory.

Paige: congrats on your weight loss. keep up the good work.

Good Luck to all of you fighting the fight. Today will be a better day!!!!!!!!

03-04-2005, 05:10 PM
Everyone have a great weekend. I may not get to post again until Monday!!


03-04-2005, 09:30 PM
Well tonight was a bust. I went out to eat with my applied math group and they pretty much decided to do all appetizers. I managed to get a tossed salad but i also had a couple of chicken wings and fries. I managed to sidestep the alcohol and just had water which was huge. It is so hard going out in groups because not too many people know about my diet and i dont really want to bring it up in front of my advisor. OH well tomorrow will be a better day. I think if its nice tomorrow i might try to go for a jog. I might die, but ill try 5 min then walk the rest. Im so happy for the weekend to be here, my brain is fried from all the math and i could use the extra two hours of sleep in the morning.

Stephanie--I have the same problem, i eat too much at night. I know for me its because im home instead of at school where there is no food :)

Have a great weekend everyone.

03-04-2005, 11:17 PM
I hope everyone had a good day! My day went pretty good until I got home from work. I didn't really have anything to fix for dinner so we went to Wendy's. I had a chicken sandwich but was still able to have enough points left over to have a WW cookies and cream bar. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!
That's one thing I really like about WW. Sometimes you feel like this must be cheating, but as long as you have the points it's ok. Guilt-free!!! Tomorrow will be somewhat of a challenge. My daughter has a classmate that is having a birthday party tomorrow. They invited the whole family so we will all be going. I know the kids are only 4 but he and my daughter decided years ago that they wanted to get married!!! Who knows I quess stranger things have happened!! Anyway they are very special friends and my daughter is very excited about the party. I am starting to get a little burned out on birthday parties, we have had 4 in the last 6 weeks.

Here's to a great weekend!! I'll check in tomorrow.


03-05-2005, 11:46 AM
Hello ladies. I have not been able to post for a couple of days. It seems like it has been so long ago. I am training someone at work so I can not get online long enough to post. I try keeping up on the reading though. I have another girl to start training on Monday so I will not be able to post often but will try to keep checking in.

Welcome Adena ~ It sounds like you are off to a great start. The women here are so supportive. They boost you up when you are down and have very good advice to offer.

Paige ~ AWESOME weight loss!!! Keep it up girl!!!!

Stephine ~ Sorry to hear you were feeling down. All will be great in time.

Everyone ~ Good luck for the weekend. Be good and try to get some exercise.

I have been doing very good this week. . . . .until last night. Some girlfriends that I have not seen in almost a year called to meet them at Fazoli's for dinner. Our place we use to always go. They are both so tiny it does not affect them. Me on the other hand......i thought i should get something healthier........but I got a submarino instead. I did not have much to eat during the day yesterday and I think that is why I caved.

I too am a scaleaholic. First thing outta bed and on the scale before I know what I am doing. I thought of putting it in bottom of the closet in bathroom so maybe "outta sight outta mind" might kick in. I yo-yo so bad during week and I think that discourages me. If I would just stick to weigh-in on Monday morning i might feel better about myself.

Well gals ~ i will try to post sometime next week. It will be hard because I can only post when at work. Keep up all the great work and I will check in on everyone.

Stay Strong,

03-05-2005, 03:24 PM
How's everyone doing????!!!

First I would like to welcome Adena (did I get it right?), i see that you're having a good time so far visiting the board!! :)

- Michelle : Thank you, for the comment on my english :) , to be honest here most of the schools are bilingual, i had the chance to go to one, and here I am, i think my paranoia with english it's that I'm not confident enough to speak it or write it in this case! :mad:

Lisa & Jme: move the damn thing (the scale that its :lol: ) away from you!!, I think the scales of the world had get together to control our minds, and let me tell you something, i think they're getting their job done!!!, lets just weigh in just a single day of the week, that would keep our minds sane :lol:

-Paige: Way to go girl!!!, keep on the good work so far, you give me such a good vibe!!!

-Stephanie: I'm laughing with that cracker thing!!!, i'm sure the next time you do that amazing job cleaning your house you'll crave a good shower and your confortable bed :lol:

I weighted in this week and yes, what i didnt wanted to see, happened!, i gained 1 pound, and that got me blue for the rest of the week. I munched on every snack i could reach, i know that makes me even fatter, and i that shouldn't do that, and the're no excuse to feel blue cause the scale it's having a bad day too :lol: So this up coming week challenge to me, it's to say no to chocolate goodies, and bagged snacks, and post a really nasty pic of fat on my pc, mirror, fridge, wherever I can see it so that would remind me that no matter what i do, i wont give the scale the satisfaction of making me feel like a fat loser, IM NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THAT!!!! :lol:

Havent seen Jeanesa in a while, does anyone knows anything about her?

Got to go now!, I'll check back later! :wave:

Take care :grouphug: .



03-06-2005, 11:10 AM
Joana- I think you came up with a good idea for this week's challenge. This week, try replacing any junk food snacks you would have with fruit, veggies, or another healthy option. What does everyone think? Can we give up junk food for just one week?

03-06-2005, 05:42 PM
Hi ladies!

Well, I haven't checked in lately because I kind of fell off the wagon... my birthday was February 24 and it all went downhill from there. Celebratory meals, cakes, out of town guests, etc. We had a big snowfall here early in the week which prohibited me from going to the gym (or anywhere for that matter). I kind of spiraled out of control at my own admittance.

I finally got back into the gym and on track today. I made myself work extra hard as a reminder that I have to work out in order to beat this weight. I feel awesome afterwards!

I feel even more awesome after I weighed myself-- despite my misgivings over the last week or so, I still dropped a pound and a half. I think it has a lot to do with the "survival mode" theory I'd heard before. Whatever it is, I'll take it.

Back on track this week with everything. I have no more excuses as the weather has cleared up and there are no trips or visitors in sight!

Here's to a great week for us all.

03-06-2005, 06:32 PM
hey everyone...I am a newbie who would like to join for some support in my weight loss. I have had my difficulties and struggle at times, but I would like to lose at least 10 pounds! I am counting calories and zig zaging if that is how you say it. anyway I have been doing this for a week and i see no results. I exercise a lot during the week and i thought that would help it. anyway i need lots of advice.

03-06-2005, 07:32 PM
Hi Everyone,
welcome Danielle. I too am addicted to the scale now but I think it is best way for me to be at least its in my mind now. I had a splurge on friday night - mexican - and a couple of drinks. Dbf and I did walk to the resturaunt tho, 30 min each way and we had a great night with some friends of ours. Other than that 1 night I have done pretty well, kept on points and have done at least 30min exercise per day I even walked by dog for 30min last night after work at 10:30pm just to get the exercise in. I hope you all are on track I will post again this afternoon.

03-07-2005, 11:52 AM
Ok. I need something really good to happen. The weekend was not that good. For some strange reason, I was eating everything in sight. I had to call the doctor to get another antibiotic for this bronchitis too. I think that's why I just wanted to munch. I didn't feel really great. And too, I know that this is the last week that I have a job. I don't have anything lined up yet. And this jerk calls this morning (i'm working as a receptionist at an attorney's office) and I tell him (not being rude or anything) that the attorneys set their own appointments and that the particular attorney he's working with is not in at the moment but that if he will leave a message on the atty's voicemail that he should get back with the man as soon as possible after he gets in the office. The man leaves a message and then calls back. He states that he's wanting to try to get this taken care of this morning. I politely told him that the attorney should get back with him as soon as possible after he gets in the office. And that I couldn't guarantee that he could see the attorney this morning because I didn't have the attorney's schedule. This guy asked me if this attorney would have a new secretary or a new person answering the phones when the firm moved to the new location. I told him that there would be a different receptionist. To which he replied 'Good because I was finding it difficult dealing with you'. I politely replied to him that 'I was sorry to hear that, I was trying to give him a realistic expectation on everything'. WHAT A JERK!!!! And then I called the temp agency to see if they have anything in the works for after this is over and find out that the lady I normally work with (and really, really like - she's very nice) is no longer there! She was there on Friday and today she's not. They said that she left of her own accord. But I just don't believe it since she was there and working on Friday. Was even sending my resume places. This morning absolutely stinks! I haven't felt quite this bad in a while. Unfortunately, my only goal for this week is to not eat everything in sight. I have one job that I've interviewed for that I haven't heard back from yet. They mentioned a second interview and definitely wanting to set me up with one. I certainly hope they call today to set that up. I really, really need some good news. It is all that I can do to not sit here and cry. It's hard to tell what the temp agency may set me up with now that Kathy is gone. I really feel like I could have a panic attack. I've had a couple throughout my life. I'm sorry to unload all this on you all, but I really needed to get it all out.


03-07-2005, 04:21 PM
Ugg! Well, I didn't even make it through one day of the challenge. My daughter is sick and has been sick for days. She pretty much moves from the bed to the couch and then back to bed. Since she hasn't felt like eating anything, I haven't been making meals, and I haven't been able to leave the house to go grocery shopping. So with a house full of snack food and no real food, that's what I ate yesterday. This sucks.

Okay... just had a grumpy rampage. I'm over it now. Today is a new day, and I won't make the mistakes I made yesterday. :D

03-07-2005, 04:29 PM
Hi everyone!

I am a newbie, just joined. I found the site from I joined there when I started taking phen in begining of Feb 2005.
The more support the better!!!

I am a single mom, 36, live in Northern NJ. 1 son, age 12.

03-07-2005, 08:29 PM
Hey Ladies,
I hope everyone has had a good day. I did really good at work today and then I came home and I swear I ate almost a half abox of crackers before I knew it. I wonder how many points that was!!! It is horrible sometimes, I get the munchies as soon as I walk in the door and I'm not even really hungry. Old habits die hard!

Welcome Christine! You have come to the right place! Everyone is very supportive here!!

Michelle-I blew it to, healthy and snacks just don't go together for some reason! I think I blew it before I really even tried! I had a banana today and then it was downhill from there!

Stephanie- Hang in there, something will turn up soon. I know what you mean about finding someone you like at a temp agency. My husband went through that. It really helps when you feel like someone is out there pulling for you!!!

Okay now after my cracker binge I need to figure out how many points I have left for dinner tonight. Gotta go... the kids think they are starving!!


03-07-2005, 09:34 PM
I like to think the universe has a way of taking care of us. Maybe this all happened because you are going to find the job of your dreams. Hard things challange us but in the end we can learn from it. That being said, if i was on the phone with that guy i probably would have hung up on him :) You are a very strong person. I bet you'll find a new job soon :) GOod luck with the search.

Has your daughter triend airborn?Its the new thing out to help make sickness' shorter. I tried some last time i was sick and it worked pretty well to keep it short. It seems like you have a great attitude( today is a new day). I think ill print that out and hang it on my fridge :)

Welcome Christine! I just joined last week, but ive found it to be very inspirational here.

As for me, i went running TWICE this weekend. THats crazy. Only 10 min each time with 20 min of walking but it was 10 min straight which was way more than i thought i could do. It was awesome. Of course now im really sore. I streched before and after but clearly not enough. Strange thing is my arms hurt when i was running. i had them bent and by my side but they began to ache. I wonder if this is normal. Well this week is going to be busy. I have to proctor a finite math exam which means ill be swamped with kids asking questions until then. Next week is spring break wahoooooo. Ill be home and not doing any math related work. Hope this week goes by fast.

Keep up all the great work.

03-08-2005, 12:07 AM
hey guys haven't been on since friday. Haven't really felt like talking. i ate just about everything this weekend that i could get my hands on. but i also ate some healthy things. there were no kids this weekend so i didn't exercise i spent the time with my hubby. We are hardly together anymore since we had our little girl and it was nice just to sit and be together as a couple. well i will write again later. goodnight!!!

03-08-2005, 01:10 AM
Hey there.

I'm new to the boards, although I've poked around here and there.

I'm Athena, and I live just north of San Diego, along the coast. I'm 39 years old, and will turn 40 this December. I'm married and a SAHM to two sons, age 12 and 2.

Back in 2000, I lost a whole bunch of weight the old-fashioned way with strength training, cardio, and clean eating (lean protein, complex carbs & healthy fats). I achieved my goal weight of 110 lbs. and eventually settled around 115 lbs. The summer of 2001 I was right at 115 lbs.,, 9/11 happened (lots of comfort eating) and then I got pregnant with my second son weighing 130 lbs. I gained 40 lbs. during the pregnancy and came home weighing 159 lbs. In the 2.5 years since then I've piddled around and got my weight down to 144 lbs. for one day, but most recently (a week ago!) I pegged the scale at 161 lbs.

Last week I began doing what I know will work to rid my body of this excess weight. My goal is 112 lbs., with a range of 112 - 116 lbs. for maintenance. I'm down four pounds so far.

I look forward to being a part of this community here.

03-08-2005, 07:34 AM
hey everybody. hello newbies (hi christines!!! there are several on the board). i have not been checking in the past couple of days. glad to know that this thread is still going strong with support.

I am down to 208 from 214/216. I have been on xenical now for almost 1 1/2 wks. I am doing very well at eating low fat and cutting out dairy. I did some bike riding over the weekend. Felt good! Trying to drink more water though.

we can do it! christine

03-08-2005, 07:34 AM
Hi Everyone. I hope it is all going well for you all. I am having a great week but with a bittersweet realization - my favourite jeans will not make it through winter this year. I mean I really love these jeans and I have only seen one other pair, They are eons old, their button fell off and the zip is stuck up so I shimmy them on and off but now they are starting to get loose-WooHoo :D and in a couple of weeks they will start falling down of their own accord. These are truly magic jeans no matter how fat or thin I was they always fit and were very comfortable and best of all they were fashionable and my mother still thought they looked good. so the diet is working!! :D I have been on points and on track 30min exercise everyday even when I am dog tired after night shift. today I slept all day and then watched the terminal it was a good movie, I am very tired on this run off nightshifts - I cried watching this movie and its not even sad. At least I will get more sleep in tomorow as it has turned cooler here this pm I even had to wear a jersey when I walked the dog at 8pm that means Autumn is here now. I have to go to work now. I will post tommorow night.

03-08-2005, 11:35 PM
Back again!!!

Welcome to our newest members!, I hope you find everything you need to get you going on your journey to lose weight.

So far, my day was boring, I didn't wanted to go to work, I'm being reeeeeaaaaalllyyyyyyy lazy these days, i don't know why!!!!

Had my water, and drank 2 bottles of V8 Splash at work, I love the taste!!, it's the best stuff on earth ( sorry Snapple :lol: ). I went to the gym and did my exercises too, but still i feel like an old cow :( , but I'm not worring cause I know I'll get thru this ( did I get Thru written the right way?)

I see that Steph its passing by a very hard time, sorry to hear about that, i Hope you find a better job, one that you dont have to hear JERKS calling and asking about ppl the already know they're not there!, I know the feeling I kind of spent some "quality" time with the phone where I work and trust me, people can get very stupid when they think that the recepcionist has to solve their probs... Anyways we know you'll get a better job so, keep those blue feelings away from you! :)

I have to go to bed now, I hope tomorrow I dont feel so lazy, cause this feeling really often means I'm gonna get sick, and I dont want to be sick!!!, not now that spring break it's ahead!!!

Love you guys so much!!!, take care!!!


03-09-2005, 06:26 AM
Today I bought and am reading AJ Rochester's book, A Lazy Girl's Guide to Losing Weight I cant help it along with my scales now I am addicted to "diet" books in the last month I have read Dr phils uwls cookbook, french women dont get fat and now A Lazy Girl's Guide to Losing Weight. I cant help it I find them inspiring, that and I cant find a good fiction book at the moment.
Also I have been scribing quotes all though my food tracker when I read/hear something I like, I watched before sunset a couple of days ago and I loved this line- " (somepeople) they enjoy the goal but not the proccess, the reality of it is that the true work of improving things is in the little improvements of the day and thats what you need to enjoy." I think that applies to my diet/change of lifestyle, I am enjoying getting fitter and all the exercise I do along with all the yummy healthy food that I do eat. Really I even enjoy planning and tracking my food intake along with posting here. I love the feeling of victory when I am on points, on goal with exercise and have drank enough water for the day. Night shift seems to be playing havoc with the scales but I know I am getting smaller. My skin is loving the extra water.
take care everyone.
see you tomorrow.

03-09-2005, 12:03 PM
Thanks so much to all of you! I didn't post yesterday because I was just chilling out with my computer time. I looked up some playstation 2 walkthroughs for a couple of my games that I was stuck on! I also looked up tips for my Gallop Racer 2004 game to see when I can add more mares to my stable!! I just LOVE that game being horse crazy as I am! I played my gallop racer for a little while and got through a tricky point in one of my other games last night before going to bed. It really helped me to chill out!

I got some high fiber cereal last night and had 1/2 cup of it with 1/2 banana cut up in it! It was very filling! I didn't want to snack the rest of the evening! Today I am totally back on track! I'm so glad. My stress over the job thing is gone. I still don't have anything lined up but I know that I can apply for unemployment and that will help me through till I find a job! I've eaten 200 cals today, drank 20 oz of water (so far) and I walked around the block for 10 minutes during my 15 minute 10am break!!! It feels so great to be back on track again! I also bought some pants on clearance last night. they were $2.00. A pair of grey dresspants. In a size 14!! I'm in a size 20 pants right now. I'm hoping to be to the 14's no later than the fall!! That will give me something to shoot for!

Hope everyone is doing well. Have a great day!

03-09-2005, 05:11 PM
hi guys!!!! I havent' been on in a couple of days. I have come to a decision, i am going to try this whole thing again but with a different attitude.i am going to eat the same as everyone else in my family and just try nto watch the portion sizes and try to get in my exercise and water as much as i can. My little girl starts t-ball tommorrow night so maybe that will help me to get active outside of this house. My van is fixed now so i can be out of the house a little more now . anyway i will try to get on again later

03-09-2005, 07:11 PM
Im a newbie here. I would love to be able to talk to someone who understands what its like to be overweight. I live in a college town where Im not kidding there are like no overweight girls.. every time i go to cali or oregon or texas anywhere but here I see normal people.. but in my town its hard none of my friends are overweight my husband has like three percent body fat and then theres me.. fifty pounds overweight and very depressed about it. I used to be pretty good shape and a healthy 145 pounds now im pushing 190 and really would love to talk to someone else who can relate... cant wait to here from someone thanks marcy

03-09-2005, 08:41 PM
Welcome Marcy. glad you found us jump right in, what type of eating palan are you following? Hey Lisa I dont cook anything different for DBF I cook, I chose ( I never cook anything I know he doesnt like) but we have lowfat versions of everything we usually eat. Hey Stephanie, Im glad your job situation is not bothering you as much now - you know you will end up with another job that you like better than this one - the universe always works it out right in the end. I have smaller clothes that I am working towards my next clothing goal is a 3/4 pair of jeans I can do them up right now but they are still abit uncomfortable I'm sure they will fit fine by april.
willl post again this afternoon.

03-09-2005, 10:22 PM
Hi everyone,

Haven't been posting in a while, but I have read most posts :)

It's been three weeks that I started ww, and I'm now getting more and more confortable with it. I'm not having too many cravings and when I do, it fit it in the program. I've picked up my exercising (4 days a week), drink 4-6 glass of water a day, and stay OP at all times. So I can see myself going for long.

My next goal is the Onederland :D

Keep at it ladies, the weight will come off!


03-09-2005, 10:40 PM
Hi ladies!!!

This week has got to be the longest week I have had in awhile. I can't believe it is only Wednesday! Yikes! Tomorrow is WI and I doubt it will be as good as last week but hopefully it will be at least 2 lbs. I guess I will have to wait and see.

Welcome back Ann!! We have missed you. I'm glad the program is going well for you.

Welcome Marcy and Athena! This is a great place to be!!!

Tess- 3/4 Jeans way to go!!

Lisa-Stay positive!!! You can do it!

Stephanie- You'll be wearing those 14's in no time! Keep up the good work! Enjoy your "time off" while you have it because something will turn up soon and you'll be back to the old grind!!!

I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow!!!


03-10-2005, 11:16 AM
hi guys!!!! I havent' been on in a couple of days. I have come to a decision, i am going to try this whole thing again but with a different attitude.i am going to eat the same as everyone else in my family and just try nto watch the portion sizes and try to get in my exercise and water as much as i can. My little girl starts t-ball tommorrow night so maybe that will help me to get active outside of this house. My van is fixed now so i can be out of the house a little more now . anyway i will try to get on again later

I think that's the easiest way and something you can stick with for a lifetime rather than a temporary fix. Although I do use light versions of some ingredients when I cook, even if I make the full fat version, I generally manage to stay in my calorie range by actually paying attention to what I eat.

One tool that has really helped me is FitDay PC. I journal my food before dinner so I have an idea of how much I can eat. Nine times out of ten, it's actually more than I thought. I also use a measuring cup to scoop out my servings rather than eyeballing and estimating. I think my eyes lose perspective when they see the plate of fettucini alfredo. :lol:

03-10-2005, 12:49 PM
hey.. everyone thanks for welcoming me.. I do pilates three or four times a week and then i do cardio three or four times a week. as far as eating i usaully drink 8 to nine glasses of water a day and (two diet pepsis) I eat cereal or yougurt for breakfast salads or sandwiches for lunch sometimes lean cuisine or something similar and then i make dinner every night chicken lasagna etc... i do like deserts and have a hard time with saying no to sweets but its very frustrating because i feel like i do enough to not be so overweight...... i dont get itttttttt augghhh

03-10-2005, 12:53 PM
Thanks everyone.

Tess and Paige - Thanks! I'm going to try to enjoy it! And I'm certainly looking forward to just chilling out a bit!!

Yesterday went great!! I ate 1,250 calories total! I walked for 10 minutes on my two 15 minute breaks and I worked out for about 20 minutes total last night! I got in my fiber cereal and half banana last night and I drank about 30 oz of water yesterday! I would have gotten more water in but the caffeine headache started in yesterday evening!
Today is going great! I walked for 10 minutes on my first 15 minute break and I've drank 20 oz of water so far! I've eaten 280 cals and have a 320 cal lunch waiting on me!!! (thank goodness for lean cuisine frozen meals! I'll be having yummy sesame chicken!! Mmmm) So after lunch, I'll have eaten a total of 600 cals for the day. Will give me plenty to work with for dinner!! Yippee!! I'm totally back on track! Thank goodness!!
Everyone have a great day!

Looking forward to seeing 225!!!

03-10-2005, 07:29 PM
Wow we all seem to be going really well right now. I am really excited I borrowed the WW weekly booklets from a friend I had kepteverything from when I went except those, so now More info, reading is what keeps me ontrack. I have been on points all week. I need to stop weighing myself daily it is way to stressful - I fluctuate daily yesterday I was 105kg and now today 106 again I know this is normal but it sucks. ( I do want a new set of scales though - mine aren't digital) :)

03-11-2005, 09:53 AM
WOOHOO!!! I am down 1/2 pound!! YES!!! I'm down to 225.5 pounds!! That's a really great gift for today!! I have about 3 hours of work left. I'm happy though. I'm thinking of all the things that need to be done that I can work on! I hope everyone is doing well!! Have a great day!!!


03-11-2005, 02:08 PM
Hello everyone,
How are you doing? Do ye guys mind if I join??I'm 23 and living in NYC.I'm on the ww plan.Its going ok this is my first week of meetings.I was following it alone last week and found that I'm better if I know someone else has to weigh me.I've got 40 pounds to lose.I go to the gym 4 times a week and work out with a trainer an hour a week.I'd love some support and have a joke and a giggle along this journey.
Take care all

03-11-2005, 04:04 PM
ok i am again. I am feeling really great today.I took a vitamin today and managed to stay awake.I think that has been an issue.i am really addicted to sleep.even with my five year old up ,its like i can't get enough sleep.I'm not tired r anything i just crave sleep.Well i went to t-ball practice with my little girl.and my dh picked on me because i cried when she walked in line, it WAS her first time walking in line.Can u tell she's my only child lol. anyway we are going back to the park tommorrow to play somemore. The park is only 5 minutes up the road so i am thinking that can be my exercise to play with my kid a couple of hours a day. i am eating smaller portions of normal food and seemed to have lost about a pound, but i had gone back up to 251 so i am back at square one but that's ok i will eventually get to square two. Congrats to all the losers this week,YOU GO GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am so proud of you.

03-11-2005, 05:12 PM
Ok ladies, I have not been able to read or post this week. I have been so busy at work. I am gonna try to read some tomorrow. I have not exercised once this week so I am not looking forward to Monday weigh-in. I just wanted to touch base with you all and let you know I am still alive and kicking. I hope you are all doing well and having good results this week. I will check in tomorrow. I have to run now to get more work done.

03-11-2005, 08:24 PM
Hey ladies!!! Welcome Maria!!

I lost 2 lbs at WI yesterday so that puts me at -20!!!! Yeah! I wish I could tell a difference, but I can't. Maybe I will notice a change with this next 10. I still have to lose 8lbs in the next 3 weeks to meet my birthday goal. I think I can....I think I can.....

Tomorrow will be a bit of a challenge. We are taking the kids to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Saturday. Today was western day at their school so they are excited to wear their new western clothes again tomorrow. They always have wonderful food venders so I will need to steer clear of those.

The weather has been crazy... beautiful one day and cold and rainy the next. I am starting to see unwanted things growing in my flower beds but haven't had a chance to pull them because the weekends lately have been so nasty. Hopefully I can tend to those this weekend as well.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.