Since there wasn't yet a weekly weigh-in thread for this week, I thought I'd start us out. Hope that's ok! :)
Ok, so this is my first day on plan after 6 months of chemo and a 25 pound weight gain. Thank you, steroids! :mad: But I'm not bitter -- nope, I'm not! I'm back in the saddle again! I've got a whole regimen in the works.....now it's just for the doing, as they say. I was saying to Howie yesterday, "I hope I get my mojo back!" :^: (Those of you who know me from pre-cancer might remember that I was Miss Motivation.
Well, she's back! Now I just need my body to cooperate with me. I'm told that it's very, very common for folks to have a great deal of difficulty losing weight after chemo because the body just holds onto everything. Self-preservation, you think?? ;) My poor old bod has sure been through the ringer! But I'm going to just assume that all my efforts will work -- expect positive things, and positive things will come. And if I DON'T lose weight, at least I'll be eating nutritiously and getting fitter -- and giving my body the nourishing attention it's been sorely lacking during the half a year I was poisoning it with cell-killing chemicals! (I do love them by the way.....whatever it takes, man! :yes: )
Anyway, here's my official starting weigh-in: (drumroll please...) I now weigh 231. :( Up 25 pounds from my low of 206. It could have been a lot worse -- 40-50 pounds is not uncommon! -- so I'm considering myself officially blessed. (In all kinds of ways.)
Anyway, that's me. Hopefully I'll have good news to report next week! (Or sooner? :crossed: )
Hope to hear good news from you guys too!
06-27-2005, 09:57 AM
Wow Sarah! Welcome back. I am so happy for you... :)
Well, I'll add my loss to the thread. Down another pound. 33.8 total! It's going sooo slowly.
The good news is that I'm able to work out again. I did 45 mins on the eliptical machine Friday and 50 mins yesterday. Also, since my boss is out today, I'm going to go during lunch today. :D It's amazing, first of all that I've gotten back so quickly and second that I'm even doing better than I was before my knee. I just have to go a little slower to make sure I don't hurt myself again.
Have a great week everyone.
06-27-2005, 10:26 AM
Ugh I got weighed at the OB/GYN this morning at 314 :( But my baby weighs 8 pounds 5 oz already :lol: Darn little piglet, hopefully I'll be having a good loss soon.
06-27-2005, 11:49 AM
UGH! I am up 4.5 lbs from Friday......I ate whatever I wanted this weekend because I knew I was starting South Beach today (recommended by my doc due to my PCOS/Insulin Resistance.
It's a new day!!
06-27-2005, 12:01 PM
Well I'm going to own up to the fact that my scale was showing 232 lbs this morning but I refuse to change my ticker because I am 100% certain that I am retaining water like crazy. It is TOM and I feel bloated and this humid weather actually makes my feet swell. I know it is the humidity and not a medical condition because it went away when we had those cool days a little while ago. So by this time next week I will be back down and hopefully a couple more lbs with it!!
06-27-2005, 12:39 PM
Sarah. It's good to see you back and fired up. Just think in two pounds you'll be out of a decade and into a new one. We all know you can do this and you'll be back down to 206 and beyond in no time.
I'm down 3.5 pound from last Wednesday. I just wasn't feeling wednesdays so I changed back to Mondays.
06-27-2005, 12:45 PM
Stayed the same this week at 247. hoping to have a great loss next week... have the week off of work, so plenty of time to get active!!!
06-27-2005, 01:17 PM
It's good to have you back Sarah and I know you will find your mojo. You have a wonderful plan in place and you have Lorraine ready to help you this time. Threres nothing you can't do. You have already proved that.
06-27-2005, 06:28 PM
Stayed the same this week. Better than going up. Keep hanging in there.
06-27-2005, 06:40 PM
I am so upset with my weigh in. I was so excited to get up this morning. I have been on plan, doing what I am supposed to and was looking forward to cracking those new numbers (260's). I was absolutely sure I would have dropped a significant amount in the past two weeks with being sick and then with really being on plan. Well, I got the shock of my life. I got new numbers alright - six pound gain - 280. I know I am the first to say "it is not about the number - focus on your health and do good things for yourself. We are more than mere numbers". I always recite that saying because I have an autoimmune disorder and weight loss is just harder (but not impossible!) and I know that I am more than what my scale says. But I am really bummed out by this. So much so that it has even changed my food choices for the day. There were cookies that I normally wouldn't touch and I was feeling so sorry for myself that I thought - oh who gives a crap, may as well eat them it is not like my body is ever going to lose weight anyway. So that is my whining for the day. I changed my signature and it almost did me in to admit to the 280. I have worked so hard for every single solitary pound I have lost and to see them come back with a few friends is just heartbreaking. I have been to fitday each day logging my foods, I have been adding exercise to my life and now I gain 6 lbs. It just feels so discouraging.
I am, however, very excited for those of you who are experiencing success with your efforts. It is inspiring. And for those who stayed the same or gained - I guess the point is to come here and keep trying (and in my case trying and trying and trying and trying. Who knows, perhaps someday it will actually work (or not). I apologize, I am not the most positive person today but thank you for letting me vent. Here is hoping, not all that optimistically, for better days ahead.
06-27-2005, 07:03 PM
Jenaya! Hey now, ho now.....wait just a minute, girl. Let's not get crazy. ;) You said that you'd been eating on plan -- do you honestly believe that you consumed a surplus of 21,000 calories over the last two weeks??? Because at 3500 calories/pound that's what you would have had to have done. You also said that you'd increased your exercise -- I'm not suggesting that you've gained pounds of muscle because it would take you years to do that -- but it is a fact that muscles retain more water when exercise is increased. I'm sure it's water!! Do you watch your sodium intake? How much water do you drink? Maybe if you thought about this as if it had happened to, say, ME, you'd be able to think about it more objectively. By removing the [completely understandable] emotion from it, you might think of more explanations than you simply "gained 6 pounds."
I implore you to find it in yourself to just look at this with a cold, calculating eye -- looking simply for an explanation. I think if you do, you'll feel much more optimistic about your next weigh in 2 weeks from now. And put away the damned cookies. You know better. :drill:
I send you hugs, love, and calming vibrations...... :goodvibes
06-27-2005, 08:21 PM
Ditto with what Sarah is saying. I'm sure you did not gain fat after staying on plan. Our bodies are funny with what they do. Just keep going you will get there.
06-27-2005, 10:48 PM
Went to my 2nd WW Meeting and in a row (aren't you proud of me) :dizzy:
So, i was very nervous - did a bad thing a few days ago and weighed myself, no change on they day on did that so today i was NERVOUS.
Gave the nice lady my money, stalled as long as i could, then she peer over her glasses at me as if to say, "well, honey, the scale won't guess your weight, can you please step on".........so i took my shoes off (ring, watch, underwear (kidding) etc). and stepped on........(hold onto your seatbelts)
I do hate that it's a (normally) eating holiday coming up, but we have changed our habits and it will no longer be only about FOOD!
......Thanks for listening!........ and Sarah, you have a great spirit despite what you are going thru - GREAT ROLE MODEL!
06-27-2005, 11:10 PM
Jenaya, you out there, sweetie? Hope you're feeling a little better -- if there's any way I can help, just let me know. :grouphug:
Mara, congratulations!! What a fabulous start -- and you GO, building a routine with going to meetings! I'm really happy for you -- and I'm especially glad that you're preparing for the holiday. Set yourself up for success, and if you have any treats, be sure that they're planned and allowed -- with your Ointsies! ;) I know that with this week being my first one back on plan 100%, I'm all ABOUT preparedness. I have a lot of stuff going on this week which will involve numerous meals out -- and I'm doing everything within my power to set myself up. Sorry! Didn't mean to make this about me, me, me :o -- my gentle reminder to you reminded me to remind myself! :p
06-27-2005, 11:13 PM
Sarah - FANTASTIC! I'm so happy to see you all pumped up like your motivational ole' self! :D You are such an inspiration in so many different ways, and i'm super excited to have you back "on plan" with us! Let's share our successes!
To all you losers - congrats! Another week down, some more lb's down... WAY TO GO! :bravo:
06-28-2005, 03:01 AM
Sarah - Its wonderful to hear you back in action, and sounding so determined.....I hope you have a great week, enjoy all those meals out, and don't overdo it on the exercise front......It is so good to have you back with us!
Jenaya - Please, please, please don't let those crazy scales knock you off plan. Think how much healthier you are from all that healthy eating and exercise, and just ignore the scale. And ignore those cookies, too!
06-28-2005, 12:16 PM
Jenaya: The scales can be wicked. :( I know it's easier said than done to ignore what they say, but keep doing what you're doing and you will be getting healthier, leaner, and fitter, no matter what lies they spit out. :goodvibes:
Sarah: I can see why you earned the title "Miss Motivation"! With your attitude and great approach you'll have those extra pounds off in no time. :)
I'm happy to report 3 pounds off this week. That's over 2 stones gone so far! :D
06-28-2005, 01:09 PM
You know, I so appreciate the supportive words from all of you. I really hate being or even acting like a victim and I think I did that yesterday but you were all sweet enough to listen (although I offered no choice!) and I do so appreciate the kind words. I must be like the alcoholic on a binge - I ate way too many "Down on the Farm" homemade chocolate chip cookies (should be good for yet another gain - what the heck was I thinking?!?! Crazy behavior man, crazy). I made them with my kids - they are a gift for their teachers. Made in a huge heart shape, wrapped beautifully and attached a Made With Love note (they did have oatmeal, does that count towards anything healthy?). Well, honey, they are not love for this lady and I just chucked the whole damn whack of leftovers out. My kids may be upset but they will get over it when I bring in the Watermelon that is better for everyone. So, after eating a couple this morning for breakfast (yes, breakfast - yuk! Crazy behavior yet again) and chucking them out, I marched my large a** down to the basement and proceeded with 45 minutes of kickboxing, 10 minutes of weights and 10 minutes of stretching. Then, to this board to get my daily dose of why living healthy is important and I think I am back on the proverbial wagon to a healthier life. I am ashamed of my behavior but heh, move on - forgive and try and remember my words of advice that I spew to the rest of the world and apply them to myself. I feel much better now and I am now going to head off for a lovely bubble bath before I get my children from their last day of school. Then it is off for a bike ride - gotta get those damn cookie calories off this body somehow and nothing better than a little sweat to make you think twice about eating anymore of them in the future!
Again, I appreciate all your kind words. My Sarah, I felt your hugs, love and calming vibrations. Cheers to you and it is wonderful to have you back. I do hope to provide the same support to all of you that you just gave to me. You pulled me back out of the trenches before I went any further in my pity party, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Now, I am off over to the Maintainers Library where there are some excellent articles from Thin for Life excerpts. If anyone else is in the gutter, head there - it will also help!
Love to all,
06-28-2005, 01:29 PM
Whoa, Jenaya, way to rebound!!! You're a woman crazed!!!! :lol: I'm thrilled to see you grab those reins back and reassume control!!!
I think you're inspirational, and have beautifully illustrated for everybody just how it is possible to flip a switch, turn a page -- whatever -- and say, "This stops NOW."
You rock, Jenaya! I'm glad you're feeling better. :grouphug:
06-28-2005, 01:33 PM
Oopsie, rude me! I've returned to thank you, Claire and TFF for your kind words to me! Everyone is being so kind to me -- I feel so very welcome back into the fold! :goodvibes
06-28-2005, 01:44 PM
It's great to see you're feeling better, Jenaya. :) Please don't feel guilty or ashamed for being human. :grouphug:
The 100lb. club is like a bank account with an unlimited overdraft--sometimes we deposit support, inspiration, and motivation for others, and other times we need to withdraw some of that for ourselves.
06-29-2005, 09:30 AM
I was down 7 as of Monday. I meant to post then but with the baby its much easier to read than post. Its pregnancy related loss but I'll happily take it. Its nice to see my hard work the last 5 mos paying off.
Catherine mom to 11
mabear's homepage (http://www.plomp.com/mabear)
Restarted Jan 17 '05 at 243.
06-29-2005, 09:36 AM
down 3.7 this week, making 12 lbs overall since I started WW, and a amazing 37 lbs from my highest weight of 260!
and only 24 more pounds to go to reach onederland!
06-29-2005, 01:35 PM
Hi all :)
Everyone is just doing soooo great :D
I'm down 2.2 pounds from 212.8 to 210.6. I've reached my second short term goal, and am ten pounds from Onederland!!!
I might have to change it tomorrow if there's a difference between now and then...tomorrow's my regular weigh-in day but I just couldn't wait...I'm so excited!
VERY PLEASED indeed!!!!! :)
06-29-2005, 02:44 PM
Yay, Catherine, dakotamidnight, and Linda!!! Awesome jobs!! :cb:
06-29-2005, 02:48 PM
I lost 3 pounds! Total of 5 so far! I was really only aiming for about a pound a week - I'm such an overachiever! :lol:
I'm THRILLED! YAH ME!
CONGRATS to all you losers!
06-29-2005, 02:56 PM
I lost 3 pounds! Total of 5 so far! I was really only aiming for about a pound a week - I'm such an overachiever! :lol:
And may I add, I just LOVE your name! :D
06-29-2005, 10:41 PM
How odd - I like your name too! :lol:
06-29-2005, 11:53 PM
As of Monday, I'm down 3 pounds to 215. That means I've finally lost 20 lbs!!! I've never lost 20 lbs before, I usually give up or quit between 10 and 15 lbs and then gain it back. This feels like a HUGE milestone for me, and it just reinforces that this time, I'm gonna do this right, no turning back! :) I celebrated by taking myself shopping for a new pair of pants! (I needed them badly)
Sarah, I know I'm new here, but you're posts have already been so inspirational to me. You really are a remarkable woman ;) I admire you.
06-30-2005, 02:52 AM
Krysi! How Great! What a terrific milestone! WTG!
06-30-2005, 11:53 AM
great losses everyone!!! :cheer:
06-30-2005, 12:05 PM
Woo hoo, Laura and Krysi! Here's a dancing banana for EACH of you! :cb: :cb:
Laura, you actually made me cry! :dizzy: Must be the chemo-induced menopause! :lol: Or maybe it's that you are really kind to say that to me. :grouphug: I just try to help people in my own way. Sometimes I wonder for a minute if I'm coming off as too opinionated -- but then I remember that it's absolutely fine for a woman to have strong opinions and vocalize them!! My intentions are pure. Getting positive feedback here is particularly valuable to me because I've been locked up in my house and isolated for the better part of the last half year, and I'm still mostly at home for a while as I rebuild my strength and stamina. Thank you very, very much. :goodvibes
06-30-2005, 02:30 PM
I didn't expect to actually have to change it today...BUT I DO!!!!! :) :)
So my actual weigh in is this...
Down frome 212.8 to....209!!!!!
3.8 pounds this week.....WHOOOOOOPIEEEEE!
That's my biggest loss so far and I'm so totally excited! :cheer:
New decade and almost to Onderland.....crazy!!!!
Can you tell I'm happy?...:lol:
Great job everybody!!!!
06-30-2005, 11:28 PM
Linda, that is so great....just wonderful news!! :cp: :cp:
I don't really know where else to post this -- I looked a couple of pages back and didn't find the old Yada Yada thread -- so I guess I'll just mention here that I'm going out of town for a couple of days and won't be online....just in case anyone misses me! ;) Hope everyone has a great couple of days!
07-01-2005, 12:35 AM
Thank you so much Sarah! :)
Have a great weekend and we'll see you back here.....pronto! :lol:
07-01-2005, 12:09 PM
I lost 5 lbs this week. Before you say wow I did start weighing at home this week. The scale is pretty close to the doctors scale but there is the nekkid factor. So I'm sure my clothes add 2 to 3 lbs. But from here on out I'm taking the birthday weight. I'm also in a new decade and have meet my next 10% goal. I have lost 80% of what I need to lose.
07-01-2005, 12:30 PM
Great Job Howie!!! Great Job ALL OF YOU! I can't wait to be back... only 9 more weeks.. or so I hope anyway.. This bubba-lub of mine BETTER be on TIME!
07-01-2005, 02:49 PM
Well done, Linda and Howie! Well done to all the losers! :cp:
07-02-2005, 10:54 AM
SARAH SAID: "Laura, you actually made me cry! Must be the chemo-induced menopause! Or maybe it's that you are really kind to say that to me. I just try to help people in my own way. Sometimes I wonder for a minute if I'm coming off as too opinionated -- but then I remember that it's absolutely fine for a woman to have strong opinions and vocalize them!! My intentions are pure. Getting positive feedback here is particularly valuable to me because I've been locked up in my house and isolated for the better part of the last half year, and I'm still mostly at home for a while as I rebuild my strength and stamina. Thank you very, very much. "
Sorry, I don't know how to do that quote yet. Anyway, it was Krysi that said she admired you - I just want to make sure that you thanked the right person. ;) But, don't worry, I think you're the cat's pajamas too! :D
07-03-2005, 03:41 AM
Being as it is *technically* Sunday, my weigh in day. I jumped on the scale right after I got home from work. I couldn't wait until later this morning and hoping to see some smaller numbers....... :goodscale
2 lbs of fat tranformed into energy by the fat burnin' machine I call my body! yay!:)
New weight=263! WOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOO!
07-04-2005, 10:00 AM
I'm down 2 more pounds this past week which is surprising to me because I have had company most of the week and haven't written my foods down or paid much attention to what I ate. I can say that I didn't snack, ate past being satisfied, and I was active from dawn to dark. I felt I was running a bed and breakfast!!!! TOO MUCH WORK!!!! Anyway, I did all the cooking so I had control with what was made and eaten and I cooked for my company the same way I cook for my family.