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Diva_at_40
07-16-2005, 11:39 AM
Good morning, Sistas!

I hope no one minds my starting a thread for today. I'm very excited because I had my first weigh in today and I'm down 3.6 pounds! I can't wait to read all about everyone else's successes, but I've also got my shoulders ready to lift anyone up who had a setback this week.

Anyone got anything exciting planned for this weekend? My best friend is visiting me from Georgia this weekend. We are going to go to lunch at Applebee's today and just hang out.

Let me ask you some questions....

1. What food/snack item do you feel is your biggest challenge to pass up?

2. What food item are you having the biggest challenge incorporating into your program?

For me, the biggest item I struggle with is ice cream, but I'm going to learn how to substitute as best I can (I just don't know how easy that will be to pass up the Cabarrus Creamery!).

My hardest thing to incorporate is veggies. I'm not a really big veggies fan as far as salads go. I know it is important, though and I'm trying - really I am!

I'll check in with ya latah!

Have a fabulous losing day!


AmyMCGS
07-16-2005, 11:47 AM
Good morning! I have an exciting day of running errands and cleaning house planned here. :) I woke up this morning feeling rotten, as my period has unexpectedly arrived early. I think once I get going (and the drugs take effect, lol!) I'll be ok.

WTG Diva! That loss must feel great! :)

1. What food/snack item do you feel is your biggest challenge to pass up?
Mountain Dew. I've cut down to one a day (sometimes two) currently from my prior habit of 4-5 a day. Somedays, though, like today, it's really hard to talk myself out of having more.

2. What food item are you having the biggest challenge incorporating into your program? Hmmm... not sure. I love veggies, but don't really care for fruits. So I guess I'd have to say fruits.

Well, I'm off. It's 10:45am and I haven't eaten a thing yet-- and I really need some caffeine! So I'll grab some toast and coffee and start running my errands. Have a great day everyone!

izzysgirl
07-16-2005, 12:05 PM
Good morning ladies!

Today I'm heading out to visit my brother and his girlfriend about two hours from here. I'm helping with a birthday party for one of the kids on Tuesday, so I'll be staying through then! Don't worry, I'll still check in here! I went grocery shopping last night and bought the food on my menu for those days- expensive trip!- and had to plan meals for 4 days- what a pain the butt! I usually only plan one day ahead. But my brother and his GF are skinny minis and I can't count on them to have reasonable choices at their house. So I'll show up with a cooler of my own food and broadcast that I'm on a diet- like that won't make me feel like a cow...

I hate to say it but I'm terribly cranky this morning and not motivated at all to do anything. Not even eat! It's 10am and I haven't had breakfast yet, so I'd better get on it. Have a good day girls- I'll try to be in a better mood later to post...

Lori


MistySeptember
07-16-2005, 12:07 PM
GOOD MORNING!!!! YAY! Our own little home!

Well I tried out that faboulous dessert Izzy and Lori! OMG SOOOOO GOOOOOD!

Lori-If you have Picture it I have the .png file I can send you. in order to use it as an avatar I had to save stuff in .jpg format, which glues down everything. But if you have the .png file you can play with it and then "save as" .jpg so you can use it on here.

1. What food/snack item do you feel is your biggest challenge to pass up?
Pizza. We eat it when we'reon teh run and it's fats and easy but to me one peice just isn't worth 8 points. It always leaves me wanting more, and no way would I waste 16 points on pizza.

2. What food item are you having the biggest challenge incorporating into your program? I'd say a variety of veggies, I don't mind veggies but I seem to stick with green beans and broccoli

Well DH and I just had a "disagreement", but I still need to talk to him about some bills, then I need to clean my house. while he sits on his butt adn watches cartoons no less. so have a fab day all!

~misty

Freedom&Light
07-16-2005, 12:10 PM
Good morning! :D I had a loss too, today!

1. What food/snack item do you feel is your biggest challenge to pass up?

McDonalds or any other fast food- I love fast food. The only reason I haven't gone is cause I have no money. :o

2. What food item are you having the biggest challenge incorporating into your program?

Veggies- I don't usually buy them. I love fresh fruit, especially in summer, but veggies....*sigh* Not so much.

(HUGS!) Yay for Saturday!

Lizzyg
07-16-2005, 12:40 PM
1. What food/snack item do you feel is your biggest challenge to pass up?
Pizza, Pizza and more pizza. When ever we have it, I always go over my points limit. I'll order a kind that is lower in points, but it still doesn't matter :)

2. What food item are you having the biggest challenge incorporating into your program?
Hmm. I think for me its just a variety. I'm a picky eater to begin with, so if I find something I like, I tend to just eat that each day, and not change my menu. I think that kills me sometimes, because my body gets used to the same things over and over. I only like certain veggies, and have a hard time trying new things.

~Liz

MaggieShines
07-16-2005, 12:51 PM
1. What food/snack item do you feel is your biggest challenge to pass up?
Pizza. We eat it when we'reon teh run and it's fats and easy but to me one peice just isn't worth 8 points. It always leaves me wanting more, and no way would I waste 16 points on pizza.

Very funny typo, Misty. :rofl: That's not just a Freudian slip, it's a whole Freudian ensemble!

Bev in WI
07-16-2005, 01:35 PM
Hardest to pass up -- Definitely sweets (decadent desserts, candy, sweet rolls and donuts, ice cream) and Classic Coke. Haven't had a Coke for 13 weeks and 4 days!!!! Does knowing that fact make me an addict?

Hardest to incorporate -- Dairy. I never drink milk (sometimes on cereal) but have been eating a lot of yogurt. I love most veggies and fruits so no problem there.

MistySeptember
07-16-2005, 01:36 PM
LOL! Yeah that was a good one:) :lol: too funny!

As you have all probably guessed I can't type to save my life, you'd think the word THE wouldn't eb so hard, I mess it up almost everytime. They seriously need spell check on here LOL! I NEVER woudl have made it through college without my best friend. I hand wrote all my papers and she typed them for me or would at elast edit them once I typed them. Someday, I may even learn how to use a comma!!! :lol:

Well off to make the kids some lunch:)

hippohips
07-16-2005, 04:11 PM
So glad to see our own little spot here!
I ate only about 5 points yesterday and then had a large dinner at around 2-3 AM. Not sure if my body has not tried to get rid of it or I did not sleep long enough or such, but the scale shows a gain today. Am hoping/thinking tomorrow it will be evened out, but is a bit discouraging today especially after walking a lot yesterday. *shrugs* I have a sick man in the house, and I assume most of you ladies know what that is going to make my weekend like lol. Why are men always soooo tough when it comes time to ask for directions or read instructions or such, but when they are sick, they are the most helpless creatures on Earth? :lol:


Diva, congratulations! What a great WI! I have never been to Applebee's, but I hear they have the WW points right on the menu! (so do not cheat. . .we will know! ;) )

1. What food/snack item do you feel is your biggest challenge to pass up?
Beef. . .I am just a carnivore. You remember in old cartoons how one character would be making a pie and the aroma would float all the way to another character across town. . .the other character's nose would guide the way as he floated or walked the aroma trail to the pie? That is what I feel like with beef. . .the smell just gets to me (sorry to gross any vegetarians out).

2. What food item are you having the biggest challenge incorporating into your program?
Veggies for sure. I can stand some veggies, but just not enough to eat them. :lol: I love almost every fruit, but everything is so expensive here that I generally do not buy any.





Amy, have you tried Diet Mountain Dew?

I went grocery shopping last night and bought the food on my menu for those days- expensive trip!- and had to plan meals for 4 days- what a pain the butt!
Yes, but soon there will be less butt for it to be a pain in! :smug:


F&L:
"McDonalds or any other fast food- I love fast food. The only reason I haven't gone is cause I have no money."
I love fast food as well, with my preference going to BK with an often Wendy's as well. I sat down one day and figured out the points to the places I frequented and the places that are on my way that might tempt me. When I saw the McD's points, I almost threw up. For example, a frozen breaded chicken breast that I have often is about 4 points. At McDonald's, one of their McChickens (which are pretty tiny and not filling) is 11.2 points. The chicken itself is 4.9, so that means just the sauce and the bun are 6.3! Those extra 6-7 points could be used for soooo much more! Sausage Egg McMuffin-10.6 Points McGriddles-16 points. Their toasted deli sandwiches are usually reasonable in points, not as low as Subway, but there is a lot more meat. Unfortunately, my McDonald's does not have them. :( When I used to work in Ontario, almost a full October's lunches consisted of a small McFlurry, Chicken Selects, and medium fries. I thought the small ice cream was no big deal, the chicken would be healthier than anything they served, and how can you go to McDonald's without getting fries? Turns out that one meal is 37 points! :o To break down for anyone interested, the fries are 7.5 points (medium), the McFlurry is 11.3 (small/Smarties), and the Chicken Selects? Which McDonald's has advertised on its healthy menu? Which are just chicken battered. . .what can they possibly add to them? 18.2 points for 5! :yikes: Those five strips contain 760 calories and 41 grams of fat! That should be enough to feed a small village one meal sheesh. Anyway, please get the fast food companion or make up a quick reference sheet. You might be able to stay away forever, but if not, at least you will be able to make an informed decision when you go to order. The apple slices are only 2 points and always taste very refreshing. The parfaits are 2.8 and they are not bad either (also a calcium and fruit serving).


Bev, have you tried C2? I drink Diet Coke but "it's nothing like -the real thing-, baby la la la". C2 is a nice in between. It is about half the points, but tastes very close to regular Coca-Cola! It has disappeared around here, so I hope they are still making it.



Misty, this is not English class so I do not think any of us really mind. :D There is a great free program called ieSpell where you can spell check anything you type on a website with just a right-click.

hippohips
07-16-2005, 04:13 PM
Maggie! Just noticed how close you are to your "Kiss 'Em Goodbye Goal"! *points* There! Right over there! Do you see it? The first finish line!!!

AmyMCGS
07-16-2005, 04:30 PM
Amy, have you tried Diet Mountain Dew?


:snooty: Ewwww~ as someone who has consumed Mountain Dew by the gallons for the last 15+ years, lemme tell you.... I can't stand Diet Mountain Dew! I like both Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi, but, the Diet Mountain Dew just has this bitter taste to it. I appreciate the thought, though! :D

I've actually been keeping Diet Coke around lately, and trying to stick with one Dew per day. When I REALLY want another, I drink a Diet Coke instead. I know that's not the best choice, but, it's better than another sugar-laden high-points Dew. ;)

hippohips
07-16-2005, 04:46 PM
Hmm. Have you tried mint green iced tea? ^_^ It seems to have a similar -kick- but not quite as many points. Too bad Diet Mountain Dew is bad. I find Diet Dr Pepper to be superb! But I can not find it around here.

Since you are a Dew lover, have to tell you a quick story about my mother, another Dew lover. She was on SB for about four months and Dew is what broke her heh. Anyway, when she came to visit me in Canada, she had driven the whole way and was really tired. She does not drink coffee or tea so she kept saying "Ough I just really need some caffeine, I am going to run to the store and get some Mountain Dew". (I did not have any. . .actually have not drank Mountain Dew in years but now my tongue is salivating thinking about it heh.) Anyway, we got some Mountain Dew and she drank half the 20 oz. bottle and suddenly her eyes just shot open and she was bouncing all over the place like she had downed an espresso machine or something. She kept raving how ooooh the caffeine and such. There were several other occasions that this occurred on her visit, where she would be yawning, yawning, Mountain Dew, woo-hoo! The funny part is Mountain Dew in Canada has no caffeine!!! lol Was either the sugar or just the placebo effect. Kind of had to be there, but it was soooo hard not for me to burst out laughing every single time she would say, "Boy that caffeine is just what I needed. I do not know how I would be awake without it." Et cetera.

MaggieShines
07-16-2005, 05:07 PM
Maggie! Just noticed how close you are to your "Kiss 'Em Goodbye Goal"! *points* There! Right over there! Do you see it? The first finish line!!!


Oh, my, darlin', yes! It is right there... Kiss Em Goodbye #2! Thank you for reminding me!

MaggieShines
07-16-2005, 05:08 PM
The funny part is Mountain Dew in Canada has no caffeine!!! lol Was either the sugar or just the placebo effect. Kind of had to be there, but it was soooo hard not for me to burst out laughing every single time she would say, "Boy that caffeine is just what I needed. I do not know how I would be awake without it." Et cetera.

Never underestimate the power of the human mind!

MistySeptember
07-16-2005, 05:17 PM
Hippo-That's funny :rofl: . When DH used to have to go to the office in Canada he'd take his own Dew. The people in the office drank it on accident one day. The next time he went up they asked for more LOL. I am gonna check out that spelling program!! I sooo need it. Sometimes I get in such a hurry when I look back even I don't know what it was supposed to say!

Yeah, Amy I don't like diet dew either. I have been drinking Pepsi One b/c it has splenda instead of aspartame which gives me head aches. It's not the same as regualr pepsi, but if I don't try to trick myself into thinking it is I'm ok. I just wish they'd put splenda in diet mountain dew, then my life would be all good.

Lori-Great Job thinking ahead like that. It's alot of work but you will be happy you did it!!!! Have a safe trip and enjoy the birthday party :)

Hope you enjoy visiting your friend Diva! Enjoy Applebees. I have been wanting to try thier new WW menu. But no matter which Applebees we go to we end up in line at least 45 minutes and it takes well over an hour to order and get our food. My husband swears that they make you wait so the line goes out the door (which is always is in Fredonia and Henrietta) so that people driving by think it's the happenin' place to eat. I haven't been since we had kids. There is NO way I can entertain them that long!

We're going to the balloon rally tonight. We decided since the restuarants will all be packed we'll eat the sketchy carnival food. I had a 6 point berakfast and a 3 point lunch. I have 34 flex points left. I am planning what I want based on the usual carnival fair. So hopefully when it's all said and done I will have 7 flex points left. I know alot of fat and calories and it uses up alot of my flex points, but that's what they are for right? I save them for the weekend b/c I know we are on the go and it helps to have that cushion. During the week I don't really need them.

Lizzyg
07-16-2005, 05:26 PM
Hi again! :)

I'm finally back online today. We had this service guy come in to check out our cable internet hook up. Big mistake that was. It took my boyfriend the whole afternoon to undo the mess that guy did on our computer. He unplugged our router, and claimed that our computer would be protected with just the firewall in the modem. Yeah right... Craig did a check to see how open our computer was... it was just wide open for crap to be put on it. :censored: :bomb:

Anyway, I just needed to vent. I haven't exercised today, because I haven't felt all that well since I woke up... I have a stomach ache, and have been in the bathroom a few times.

~Liz

MistySeptember
07-16-2005, 05:44 PM
Lizzy I'm sorry your mess didn't get straightened out. We have a big red box of a firewall and it still doesn't keep everything out. No way would the modem's box protect you. I've noticed since using this website I've had alot of stuff blocked by my spyware. My computer is just loaded everyday. It seems like there are far more pop ups here than usual.

I hope you are feeling better soon. Being sick is no fun. :cb: Here's a dancing Banana to make you smile :)

Bev in WI
07-16-2005, 06:32 PM
Hippo -- I really could still have a glass of Classic Coke as 8 oz is only 2 points and I usually have enough points. But I think sugar is a "trigger" for me -- the minute I eat anything sweet, it's like I have no self-control. Seems to be all or nothing, and I'm goin' with the nothing!!! I do put a teaspoon of sugar on some fruits, and I like honey in my cereal or yogurt. That's about as sweet as I get!

BTW, you were really on my mind this morning. I decided if you could walk 2 hours I should be able to do 1 hour ... right? So I take my moderate route (rolling hills) and I made it 50 minutes. Furthest I've ever gone on that route. I decided I'd better turn around after 25 minutes or I'd be crawling the last few yards home ... and at that hour in the morning I'm sure the neighbors would have gotten the wrong idea if they'd seen me crawling along the blacktop. But I was sure proud of myself.

Misty -- have fun at the balloon rally.

And Lori -- have a good, safe trip. Really good job on planning ahead!

Everyone else -- have a great evening. Bev

hippohips
07-16-2005, 06:56 PM
Bev, that is great!!! Perhaps you can add a minute or two every day! Sounds like difficult terrain.
I have a tendency to jump right into things, find them too hard, and just jump right out again! When I decided that I was going to start walking to and from work each day, I started by walking halfway home from work for two days. Then walking the whole way home for a week. Then I started both ways. Then I decided on my break at work instead of walking downstairs to get coffee, I would walk a few blocks down. This is really working for me so that I always get 70 minutes of walking on weekdays. Am glad I took it slowly. Friday's morning walk was unplanned and so I skipped walking to work so I would not burn out. By the time I got out, though, definitely felt fine to walk home. I must say I was dead tired when I got home, though as an overall.

AmyMCGS
07-16-2005, 11:11 PM
Hippo~ Hmmm.... I'm thinking maybe I should cross the border and import some of that non-caffeinated Dew and wean myself that way. ;)

Misty~ I've been hoping for a Mountain Dew One or some other version. If they can do it to Pepsi, why not Dew?

Lizzy~ Hope you're feeling better!

Bev~ Great job with the walking!

Have a great evening everyone!

MistySeptember
07-16-2005, 11:28 PM
Hello all!

Hippo, I should ease into things too. I am usually and all or nothing kind of person. I create some ridculous exercise regemin and last... oh 10 seconds. Great job on the walking!

Bev you did a great job as well.

Amy maybe if we start writing letters to Pepsi we'll see aMountain Dew One LOL!

It rained so the balloons didn't launch:( I went thinking I'd eat like 40 points...not even kidding. In the end I ate 15, came home and had that yumm-o choc. pudding graham cracker snack for 4 points. So I still have 29 flex left. :cb:

Have a gerat night ladies. Tomarrow I have to pick up on my water, I didn't drink much at all today.

~misty