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08-02-2005, 06:30 AM
Hey girls, I started this thread in groups because of all the responses I got to my thread in buddy up. I need to lose around 130 lbs all together, but want to lose hopefully 50 lbs by christmas for a very special event(might be getting married)
Right now I am 287 lbs, was 285 but am on my TOM and will probably go back once it's over, maybe even drop a few more lbs. I am following loosely the weight watchers points program. I am being strict about staying within my points, but I'm not doing it where you gain points for exercise, etc.I have cut portion size tremendously, have been staying away from junk food, sweets, deep fried foods, pop, etc.
I send in my food logs every night before bed to my sister who in turn sends me an inspirational message every day. She is truly a big key in my success so far. I am also going to start sending her in weekly exercise logs, aiming for at least 5 days a week of exercise at at least a half hour each time. But also allowing a day to have off so I don't burn myself out and get bored. I am doing walking and have richard simmons tapes. As well as an ab/arm machine, 2 lb weights and an exercise ball.
I work from home and I am on the computer a ton, usually in the evenings and late late nights. It is 3:30 am here right now, hehe.
I decided to call us the butterflies because well as cheesy as it sounds we are all beautiful inside waiting to come out of our shell. And also because I really liked the one girls name, broken butterly hehe. If you guys don't like it, let me know. I just wanted to start up this group as their seems to be a lot of interest.
So I have finished month one, and August has started. I am going to aim for my exercise goal and really try and get that going. Other goals are to drink more water(I'm horrible at that) and of course LOSE SOME POUNDS hehe
So, introduce yourself, let the rest of the group know where you're at. And let's come up with a game plan. Try and get everyone on the same page and communicating. The more close support we get, the better chances we will achieve our goals!!! :D

08-02-2005, 10:19 AM
Okay, time for the introduction. :wave: This time around I need to lose a total of 147 lbs. :yikes: I have lost a total of 24 lbs so far and have been on this new program for 2 months, so not a bad average weight loss. I also would like to lose 50 lbs by the time Christmas rolls around, nothing special is going on, except I would love to be out of the 200's. Let's just say that I have tried all of the weight loss programs, NutriSystem, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, and they have all worked. My issue has always been going off the program and onto maintenance. I am a binge/emotional eater (double whammy), so I find with my personality, I need to be on a strict diet, full stop. The program I am on now is SureSlim, pretty strict diet, but I like it that way because I am not allowed a lot of leeway. It also has one on one counsellors which helps you get over the rough days (and don't we have them all). ;) I am pretty much on my own, though my mom is supportive. I do excercise every day, no choice really with a really active dog. I also do boxing a couple of times a week, which is an amazing stress reliever. My motivation is pretty high (though isn't always when you first start), but as I got a pretty bad scare from my doctor last year, this is kind of a make or break issue now. Part of the reason for the weight gain this time around was due to a very very stressful time at work. Needless to say, the last thing I was worried about was about the type of food I was putting into my mouth. :eating2: My doctor basically said I was a prime candidate for hypertension/diabetes/stroke. The first thing I did after that was get a new job. Now that the stress is removed, I can now concentrate on the weight loss. I realize that I will always have stress in my life, but I needed to get rid of the huge stressor so I could concentrate on other things, namely my health. Sorry about the verbal incontinence :blah: but I think the butterfly group is a great idea. I have posted on other groups, but it is sometimes hard being the new chick on the block. I am at work all week, so it is easy for me to pop in an out of the forum. I currently do not have a computer at home, so for now will only be posting during the week. I think sharing our experiences will be great because it sounds like everyone is in the same boat and are new members. I look forward to getting to know everyone!

Extrinsic Rapture
08-02-2005, 10:58 AM
Hey I'd like to join the group!

I thought this title was cute. I had no idea I've read the original poster's comments before which is so coincidental. Ive always said I'd get a tattoo of a butterfly on my tummy if I ever get to goal.

Well this'll be a very short intro b/c I'm not in the best mood.
I'm currently on my own plan. Watching calories and will tweak that when ready. I post my foods on The pounds havent been dropping but the inches are...slowly. So far I'm keeping motivated thru challenges on this site. I'm 300+ lbs and one day I'd like to be a size 12 (a size 24/26 now). I suffer from depression and low self esteem both of which have contributed to poor eating habits (not to mention a terrible family environment). I like exercise at times but I easily get out of routine. Hmmm...I can't think of much else at the moment.

Hope its okay I've dropped by.


08-02-2005, 02:09 PM

Well, personally, I love the name. ;)

I thought I'd introduce myself as well. My name is Catherine, I'm 23 from Newfoundland, Canada. I've been overweight my whole freakin life and I'm just sick of it. My weight? Ehh..I'm not sure about. I havent weight myself in ages, and the scale we have stops at 300. And I know I'm over 300. I put myself at around 360-370.

I'm content with not weighing myself at the moment. I've been measuring my inches instead. Now, I only started last week, so I'm not expecting great at the moment. Buuut....I'm going to measure my inches every 3 weeks and see. Mayble I'll work up the guts to weigh myself soon :)

I'm thrilled about having a support group, as I'm sure there are going to be rough patches along the way. Right now, I'm counting calories, making sure that Im eating mostly veggies and fruits and protein, and not my beloved junkfood. Actually I havent had one mouthful of junk for the past 8 days. (Which, if you know me, is great), nor have I had any pepsi (which is a MIRACLE! :lol: ) I've really cut down on my bread and pasta as well. I'm aiming for 1500 calories per day.

As for exercise, I've taken to walking. I'm alternating between walking and doing crunches and such at home. I think my exercise challenge is going to be to walk 30 miles in this month. So we'll see what happens.

As for the future, my short term goal is to get to a size 24 in clothes..because right now I'm 30. And damn, are there lots more beautiful clothes for size 24 than there are for size 30. Thats my motivation :lol:

RainyAfternoon - I find I drink waaaaay more water if I have it in a bottle. Infact, I can easily drink atleast 3 bottles of water, just in the morning, as opposed to barely being able to drink a glassfull. Weird. But that works for me!

Extrinsic Rapture- We share similar problems. I have terrible self esteem, and I mean..terrible! It stems from a horrible family environment growing up. And the past year has been really rough on me and my parents. And I eat when I'm upset. I really spiraled downhill this year. Oy.

But I want to change it all. And I will. :)

So thats a little bit about me. I'm sure we'll get to know everyone better as time goes by. :) Just remember you can always email or MSN me :)

08-02-2005, 03:01 PM
Im Jennifer.. most people call me Jen.. im 30..been married now for 4months... and my husband and I have a small piece of property with lots of animals.

I currently weigh around 250.. ( as of the other day when I finally broke down and stepped on the scale ) I've gained alot of weight this last year.

Had lost alot of weight 2 yrs ago on Dr Phil's Ediets plan. I love to cook so found that cooking and following a menu based plan works well for me. SO this time around im using recipes I have from that plan and Weight Watchers and Light and Tasty magazine or just find online.
I kicked a horrible MT Dew Habit the last time but after getting married find myself downing once again way way too much pop even if its not Mt Dew. My husband drinks Mt Dew like its going out of style. I would say I have been drinking close to 100 oz's of soda a day???
SO im trying to get back into the water mode .. iced tea also works well for me.. it doesn't pack on the weight like soda .
I love a big glass of water on ice with sliced lemon. Can drink 4 or 5 glasses at 32oz's each that way. But find I can't down as much if I drink out of a water bottle. weird huh?
Excercise im starting slowly since i've done nothing but sit on my butt for a year now ( hubby is soooooooo inactive that I became a couch potato too ) I am working on getting him up and active also because he should lose about 30-40 lbs himself and get rid of his gut.
But im doing this alone and hoping as I progress he will join.
I have returned to college to finish my degree so thats stressfull but not as stressfull as my full time job was. Hubby and I live with his mother who has COPD and is really a pain in my butt at times. SO I would love to be able to join you gals in some online weight loss support.
My family all lives in kansas so im dealing with seperation from all of them which is not easy for me because my mom and I are very close.
I would like to lose by the end of August 6lbs. ANd will only be weighing myself once a month and measuring my parts once a month.
My goal is to in a year be able to buy a cute swimming suit and wear it in public. HA!!!!!!!! and also to be able to get a breast reduction. Oh and to be able to ride my horse without looking like a beached whale bouncing all over the place.
SO as long winded as I am HI!!!

08-03-2005, 05:02 AM
Hey all, I'm 17. I've been slowly gaining for a while.. specially after that starvation diet I did when I was 13.. I was 179.. those were the days. Well, now I'm going to make these days the best=) I'm 260 and looking to at least get 50 lbs off by Christmas and 125 lbs all together. Want to be a healthy and active weight for college next year;).

I'm cutting back and giving my body a challenge by eating 1,500 calories one day; 1,700 calories the next; and lastly 1,200 calories. Yesterday I only had 1000 then exercise and was full all night! It felt great.. I have a problem snacking when I get bored, but now I figure if I get bored I'll just exercise a little;). I'm doing WATP and I got a pilates tape, but it's tough stuff since I am out of shape!

08-03-2005, 08:30 AM
Hi all,

My name is Nikki. I am 24 and from North Carolina. I have a BA in psychology, started graduate school, but felt it was too much right now. I work for a non-profit organization and am looking for a professional job. I need more money!!! I am currently 5'4 and 270. I have been overweight since I was in the 3rd grade. I met my b/f in 1998 while in high school. I was 180 then. I have gained over 100 lbs since we've been together. He's hanging in there but it's tough, BUT is finally supportive instead of condesending. He's 5'10, 170. I've finally gotten it that I need to loose and loose now.

My goal is 150, whenever I get to it. I am riding an exercise bike 5-6 days a week. I started at 5 miles each day, then add a mile each week. I have cut out all "white stuff", and recently switched my daily vitamin to a "weight smart" vitamin. I am not following an organized diet plan because I have to make a life-style change. I'm not following something and then gaining it back b/c I make the wrong decisions. I have to beat this with temptation right there in my face. I figure this is the best way to do it.

Anyway, just a little about me. BUTTERFLY POWER!!!

08-03-2005, 01:24 PM
Butterfly Power is right! This is a great place for me. Thanks Rainy -

My name is Janet. I'm a radio broadcaster (better than being seen on TV!!!!) and I THOUGHT I had a weight problem all of my young life which became REAL when I hit my 30's. (50 today!!!!) My mother was always putting me on diets when I was young, so I always believed I was fat. It was all I talked about - you should read the comments written to me in my high school year books...(Janet, you are NOT fat!) Well, I guess I grew into my vision of myself.

Stress and fear of people also added the pounds. I am definately an emotional eater.
I am doing points with WW. Trying to stay off sugar as well. With B-day cake this week, I've failed! Oh well.

I am going to be weighing every Wednesday, but today is TOM so I am skipping one week. I've only been OP for 2 weeks so far. I am trying to lose a total of 120 lbs. Exercise is a real problem for me, as I have other physical limitations. But I am startign to walk again, and I just bought the new Core Secrets Ball and Video. I am going to start using my WW video as well.

I am going to set up my working routine tomorrow, as I have taken a fews days oof from work. I also post from work and usually not on the weekends.

Peace and Progress to us ALL! Fly butterflies, FLY!


08-03-2005, 02:45 PM
and decided to come on over. I think I'll fit in, I hope?

I am 32, mother to two and married for 6 years. I am a part-time sub and former teacher. I have a degree in Science Education and a minor in Psychology. I am considering getting my Master's online....eeek.

I have weighed as high as 272 (not pregnant) and 278 (pregnant!) I started 6 Week Body Makeover (Michael Thurmond's plan from Extreme Makeover 2 years ago and lost 50 lbs in 10 months. (218 was my lowest.) I have slowly gained it back and was in the 230's for quite a while. Recently, I jumped all the way back up to 258, making it 40 pounds that I have regained! Arrgghhh!!!

I'd like to join and chat some more (I'm running out the door to the Vet for my pets!) I have a goal of losing 83 lbs, but I know I could get down to 150, making it 108.

Talk to you later ;)

Extrinsic Rapture
08-03-2005, 07:22 PM
just wanted to shortly drop in to add if anyone wants to chat online i have aol, msn and yahoo. so drop me a pm and i'd be happy to give my fellow butterflies my s/n


08-04-2005, 12:17 AM
Cuuuuute name!! :) Hi Butterflies :) My name is Deb. I am 27 years old. I am single and living in Nashville, Tn. My live-in roommate is my pet cat, Millie. hahaha ;)
I am 5'4 and weigh 180 lbs. I have been overweight my whole life. MY goals for right now is to get down to 130 lbs or a size 10/12 in clothing. I would like to achieve this goal by December. Is this possible?!?! :?:

I just started a gym. I have never worked out before in my life. As for exercise, I have been going to the gym every day using the treadmill. That is the only machine I know how to use so far. I am semi watching my food intake. I have cut my meals into smaller portions...took out sweets and cokes.
Sorry that this is a short intro.. I am on dial-up. Aol kicks me off every few minutes...
If anyone would like to contact me.. just send a pm or email. my addy is on my profile.
Have a great night!!! :D

08-04-2005, 12:17 AM
Hello from Ontario, Canada

Hi Ladies... Saw the post.. and felt this might be a great place for me..

Well a bit about me.. I am 32 almost 33 :yikes:
Weight is currently around 340lbs.. :cry:
I am wanting to lose weight but I can break into old habits so easy...
I know how to live healthy but it's the habits that I have a hard time to break. I have always been heavy but now it's extreme...
I have a great DH who is very supportive but it's myself I can't seem to motivate...
I have set a goal for myself I am wanting to to Paris in the fall of 2006 and I have said i will not go to Paris as the Fat Chick.... I just seem to give up easy... I do not eat breakfast.. barely eat lunch but love to eat at night when it's the worst time.. Need someone to stand behind be and kick my butt daily... Well that is what I hope to get here.. People that can understand the frustration. I hope I have not bored you all.. I am a chatter.. ;)

I would really love to chat with some of you and the best way for me is through the messangers. I have Yahoo & MSN


Thanks for listening....


08-04-2005, 10:29 AM
Good Morning Ladies!

Nice to see we are getting some more people :)

I really have to work on my self esteem, man. Here I am, graduated from University with an honours degree in Science, and I'm wanting to do grad studies at a University in a different province. I get so down on myself that my GPA isn't good enough, if I apply, I won't get in, yada yada yada. I psych myself out :( It sucks. I look at other people who did the same thing as me, got pretty much the same grades, but think they are SO much better than me. WHY do I do that? I HATE it!

Grr..thats my little rant for the morning!

bubbley_yum- I love to eat in the night time too :lol: Especially when my favourite tv programs are on! Or if Im watching a movie. I've never been one for breakfasts either. I prefer my sleep, and get up at the very last minute. Since I've started my diet, however, I've been making sure I get breakfast in. I'm actually eating 5-6 small meals a day now. I still have to have a snack in the nighttime, but I've stopped reaching for those good ol' nachos, and am reaching for yogurt instead :lol: Its still VERY hard for me. Just last night I was watching a repeat of Lost ( LOVE that show!) it was 11:30pm, and I SOOOOO wanted some good junkfood. :) (I didn't though!)

~ntn4utide~ - I'm sure you can reach your goal by December...or be very close to it. Just work hard :) I've cut out those sweets and pepsi too. Its hard, man. Last night I REALLY wanted a pepsi..SO bad. Lucky for me, we didnt even have any in the house, or I would have caved. Seriously, I think I was shaking :lol: Not good. Buuuut....we'll help each other through these rough spots. :) Keep working out. :ebike:

Welcome to everyone else! I can't write anymore, I gotta jet. My MSN is in my profile, feel free to add me guys!


08-04-2005, 11:43 AM
Well Girls - this looks to be the start of something :)

I've lost 5 lbs since Sunday! Yea, I'm so excited. Now I just need to get exercising!

So what I'm doing:

I'm doing 6 Week Body Makeover, but more "my" way!

Basically I'm eating lean meats and protein, fruits and veggies, brown rice and oatmeal. No sugar, no wheat, no dairy (although I sneak a piece of cheese in every now and then!) I keep my fats low - usually they come from Canola or Olive oil. I will have nuts occassionally or a sugar free candy/popsicle. I also try to drink about 80 oz of water, working up to 100. I drink diet soda, but cutting it back to 1 a day. I'm also trying to limit my salt, but not as severely as the 6 Week original plan.

What I need to work on: getting 5-6 meals in instead of only 3-4 and eating too much at dinner, exercising, getting all my water, controlling cravings (so far so good, but I know they will come some!)

Have a great day Butterflies -

I have my ICQ on my profile, but PM me for my MSN. :) Talk to you later!

08-05-2005, 08:06 AM
Ok, I'm so freakin frustrated. I've cut back my eating and been on the bike for 2 weeks. I started at 268 but has been as high as 275 in the last 2 weeks. How could I be gaining weight? The only thing I can think of is that it's that time of the month. Has anyone else had this problem?


08-05-2005, 09:13 AM
I have sometimes gone through the frustration with not losing. Kind of like doing the work and not seeing the reward for your efforts. The thing that has worked for me in the past is to go back to basics. I found that if I was not journelling down what I ate every day, I was sneaking in food that I shouldn't have been. I have also gained when I was gaining muscle, but the inches have dropped. I found taking my measurements have helped as well. TOM will also affect me as well.

08-05-2005, 12:14 PM
Nikki - Huggs!

I understand where you are at - I've been there! I've found that some foods just make me either gain weight or retain water. Also, sometimes if you add more "diet" foods they actually have more sugar or salt than normal to account for lower flavor, and your body might react to those. I'd make sure I was drinking LOTS of water and yes... TOM is part of it!

Hang in there! Don't give up, just the exercising is making you healthier and you should be proud of that! I need help getting motivated to exercise :)

So - I was wondering, do you guys want this to just be a support group on an as-needed basis or do we want to have a regular "weigh-in" or "check-in" to see how we are doing? Some people like the thought of having to report to people, while others absolutely hate feeling pressure.... I could go either way! I'm hear for the chatting and friendship personally :)

Have a great Friday everyone -

I've added most of you with MSN to my messenger - give me a buzz sometime when you see I'm online!

08-05-2005, 02:30 PM
Well I blew it this week badly...

Caved to a dr pepper and a pepsi... UGHHHHHHHHH
also caved and ate a mini bag of fritos when hubby and I were out shopping and I was starving and just couldn't last anymore.. im going to have to start carrying healthy non perishable snack type things in my big bag I call a purse for just times like that.

Went grocery shopping and stocked up an alot of fruits and veggies and shopped mainly the outside of the store but did have to venture down a few aisles to get spices.. etc.

Hubby is getting into this eating healthier and losing weight bit also. Which is good :)

HottieInHiding- My mom went back after having taught for a few years and got her masters taking classes at night and during the summer and now is working on her doctorate... course but she is now thinking of just stopping at a reading specialist and not getting the doctorate... :)

ntn4utide- I so agree with the pepsi.. unfortunately hubby had bought pepsi, mt dew and dr pepper.. at least we keep it in a fridge in the garage.. so I have to actually go out there to get one.. but I still caved yesterday big time!

Treadmill is a great place to start!! Gyms are intimidating aren't they??? Does yours have a program where they introduce you to the facility and the equipment?? Some do.

Bubbley-yum- Paris sounds like an exciting trip!!! and getting in shape for that trip is understandable...plane seats are uncomfortable at any weight ( least I think, especially when your squished in the middle seat ) Breakfast is a hard one for me also... I love to eat breakfast foods ... but my problem is not getting up in time to fix a good breakfast or skipping the meal and lunch and grazing the afternoon away and eating a big dinner. :(

Broken Butterfly- School is difficult but sounds like you are doing great..It is stressfull attending college and hard to not compare yourself to your fellow students.

nconeal-muscle weighs more so that could be why your weighing more.. and it happens alot when losing weight.. your building muscle so your gaining but then you will start losing the fat weight trust me! and also that dreaded TOM adds water weight...

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!! Looking forward to getting to know everyone ... sorry if I didn't say hi to everyone today.. im sort of stressing Summer quarter ends the 25th and I have 2 projects, 8 quizzes and 4 tests between now and then!! Along with the usual household duties and looking for a part time job.. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
feel free to add me to yahoo or msn..
msn is jenacook80 hotmail
yahoo is wyomingcowgal

08-05-2005, 05:46 PM
I know I just posted recently! I was reading the posts and it looks like we have a nice little group here.

Here's who we have so far:

RainyAfternoon - 21 - Alberta, Canada
ChocoLabLover - 35 - Ontario, Canada
Extrinsic Rapture (Rosie) - 22 - NYC
BrokenButterfuly (Catherine) - 23 - Canada
MaFeatherlegs (Jen) - 30 - Oregon
pixiefalls - 17
nconeal (Nikki) - 24 - North Carolina
HottieInHiding (Christy) - 32 - San Antonio, TX
~ntn4utide~ (Deb) - 27 - Nashville, TN
bubbly yum (Vicki) - 32 - Ontario, Canada

Grin :) So, there is the beginning of a cheat sheet of who's who! Have a great weekend everyone.

08-05-2005, 09:35 PM
MaFeatherlegs- We all have moments like that. Its just important to get back on track :D

I'll be blowing it tomorrow for my birthday. Hot wings galore. :hyper: I'll try and hold back, but I can't know for sure. I'm going to try my best to not touch any pepsi, because I know I'll just crave it the next day.

Nevertheless, I did get a mp3 player from my parents for the big day. They gave it to me today because I was going out for a walk. Its great. I walk much faster to a beat :cb:.

Looks like we have a few from Canada, eh? Yay!

08-06-2005, 10:02 AM

Yeah, I was up 3 this week due to TOM and the dreaded birthday cake syndrome. Watch how much muiscle you are building at the gym, that could accout for some the weight. Muscle cause weight, but that's not necessarily bad. Some people like to watch inches to see the redistribution of fat turned to muscle, etc. Ask one of the trainers about it and get some tips about what would be best. That happened to me tto at the gym. Great Job everybody!


08-06-2005, 05:55 PM
:hb: Catherine!!! Have a great day :) :) :) :)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

08-08-2005, 02:50 AM
Well, I realized that I need to get my *** back on the wagon, I wasn't totally off of it yet, but getting there fast. My fiance's parents aren't coming out for christmas, but instead in May of next year. So girls, that gives me a little more time to lose some more weight for the wedding. (not to mention save up for it)
Should we just keep adding to this same thread? Or should we have different ones lol I'm thinking we should just keep adding to this same thread.. It makes it easier so everyone knows everything is in the same place.
Ok so, I have an idea for everyone to do if they want. When I decided I wanted to do this for real, I made a list of all the things that I want to do when I reach my goal and am healthier. I found it really motivated me, and I am going to type up a really nice one and fold it up and put it in my wallet and carry it with me everywhere.
Also, I was thinking we can have a weekly weigh in and follow up on how everyone is doing. Maybe sunday? monday? Talk to you all later!! ;)

08-08-2005, 09:28 AM
Weekly weigh in chat sounds fine! I don't have my weigh in until Thursdays, so Monday would be fine for me. (I don't have a computer at home at the moment, so I can not check in on weekends). I think posting on the current thread would be work out fine, until it gets super huge and then a new thread may have to be created.

08-08-2005, 10:56 AM
I think here is fine, at least while we get to know each other etc. Maybe if stuff gets rolling, we could have challenge or weigh-in threads. I like the idea of a Monday weigh-in.

That's good you have until May, less stress! Make sure you remember to have fun with the planning too. Don't let it take over your life!

I love the list of things you want to do. I have some like that, in my head. But putting it out there to read is a great idea. I know I want to hike again. I also want to run a 5 or 10K (if my knees hold up!)

Have a great Monday everyone! I'm still the same weight I was on Friday, so that's a good thing. Weekends can be hard ;)

08-08-2005, 04:16 PM
Hope you all had a good weekend!...
Did some swimming this weekend.. we got one of those above ground 5 ft pools ... lol! I swam under the coat of darkness last night.. was so much fun! But just glad no one could see me out there in my ugly suit. I think as long as its hot im going to do that every evening.. my thighs and legs sure feel it today. All that kicking I did...

Catherine Hope you had a happy birthday.! Belated Best Wishes from me .
Sounds like a good idea the weigh in. I was only going to weigh in once a month but I guess I could change that.
More time to plan for a wedding!!!! Thats good, relax and enjoy. Hubby and I eloped .. so we didn't have all the planning etc.. Weddings are so exciting!

I did fairly well yesterday eating.. im going to try to start eating smaller meals throughout the day instead of pigging out with a huge meal in the evening..

And excercise.
But im off to do some studying and wish you all have a great day!!!

08-09-2005, 08:11 AM
Well, I finally got down to 267. Thank goodness. I was getting so worried. I'm going to start tracking inches now. I have to get a tape measure. I can't wait to see results there. I didn't do my exercise yesterday. I got up sick and didn't go to work. I'm sure the boss is going to be thrilled since I'll be out tomorrow to go to the dentist. Anyways, keep up the great work everyone is doing. Have a great Tuesday all!


08-09-2005, 10:11 AM
Hey Girls! I haven’t been able to get online for a few days bc of dial up. I ordered DSL through BellSouth. I received my modem yesterday but it is not working. :( So I got on for a few minutes while at work.. I hope everyone is doing great and having a good week!! I will get on later tonight after my workout to catch up with y’all. :D

08-09-2005, 10:12 AM
thanks for the who's who list.. :)

Extrinsic Rapture
08-09-2005, 11:38 AM
Monday check-in's fine for me too....i'll be in europe for 2 weeks starting the 15th though. The list sounds like an interesting idea but i'm more of a person to do things now than later. I've learned that the hard way.

08-10-2005, 04:51 AM
The list sounds like an interesting idea but i'm more of a person to do things now than later. I've learned that the hard way.

Just wanted to point out that I meant to make a list of the things that you CAN'T do now because of the weight that you want to do once you are healthier and thinner.
For example, I can't really paint my toenails, or tie my shoes without some kind of strain with bending over, etc. It's sad, but it's true. So that's one thing on my list of things I want to be able to do, paint my toenails without strain.
Or get into the drivers seat of a car without having to put the seat all the way back as far as it can go to fit.
I am a person who likes to do things now than later as well...but some of these things, I just physically cannot do right now.
I went to a movie with my sister tonight, just had popcorn no butter and a little bit of diet pepsi. I have to get up early tomorrow to babysit while my sister goes to a job interview. So this gives me a REASON to get my lazy butt out of bed in the early morning and hopefully make myself do some exercise.
I made a mix c.d to exercise to last night. 17 songs that make me want to move when I hear them. So it should be fun to walk, or run, or whatever to.
Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow. I'm looking forward to monday weigh in, although, I'm worried too because I'm scared it won't move down at all.

08-10-2005, 11:34 AM
Hey gals!

Thanks for the Birthday wishes. I probably indulged more than what I wanted to, both Saturday and Sunday :( And boy, was it hard to get back on Monday. But I'm back on track now. Went for my walk last night. I'm hoping to be able to go again tonight, if I dont have to work :D

Or get into the drivers seat of a car without having to put the seat all the way back as far as it can go to fit.

Im sure I'll always have to do that. being 6'2 really sucks sometimes :lol: Buuut..I'd love to be able to not use the seatbelt extender for the drivers seat. Its funny, for the passenger side, I don't have to, but the drivers side I do. *grr* I'd also love to be able to walk up flights of stairs in school and not be out of breath and red in the face :lol:

I made a mix c.d to exercise to last night. 17 songs that make me want to move when I hear them. So it should be fun to walk, or run, or whatever to.

Yeah, I got some songs on my mp3payer specifially for when I'm exercising. I need more songs though (I love my music). What ones do you use?

08-10-2005, 04:30 PM
I LOVE the stuff you mentioned about "what can not be done now" but WILL be accomplished as we become the Zena Warrior Princesses!! Amen! I would LOVE to be able to paint my own toenails!!!! LOLOLOLOLOL Yeah, and get behind the drivers seat without pulling back the seat lolololol. I'd like to be able sit comfortably in a movie theatre and cuddle. I'd like to be able wear an innertube in the pool that actually fits. I'd like to be able to pick up the dogs (small) without having to perform contortions...I'd like to be able to shrink faster than my underwear does!

LOLOLO you all are a riot!

08-11-2005, 12:52 AM
Lots of great ideas!

So mid week... 10 days since I've started and I've already hid a bad spot. But I'm not beating myself up... just yet. I'm good to go back 100% tomorrow (because my tummy hurts... uggh) I haven't eaten sugar or late at night and the chocolate is acutally making me feel a little ill. Damn you chocolate, I thought you were my friend!

Iv'e got to get started on a list myself. I don't have to change diapers anymore, so I can't used the one about getting up and down from the floor to do that. But, I'd still like to be able to get from the floor without looking like a major ordeal!

08-11-2005, 09:24 AM
Ahh, the list. I think the top one on the list is to be able to avoid the plus size stores, walk into a trendy boutique, pick something off the rack and it fits! Another thing on my list is to actually get fit, so I can keep up with the class instead of always trying to keep up! :D

08-12-2005, 01:31 AM
Ok, had an EXCELLENT day today. I ate under my points, I exercised for almost an hour and I feel great.
I also cleaned the house from top to bottom and carried some pretty heavy furniture upstairs all by myself so I probably burned quite a bit of calories from that alone! =) I hope everyone is doing great. I was thinking that maybe at the start of each new week we can start a new thread?? So monday morning whoever is the first one to post their weigh-in, maybe they could start a new thread and label it The Butterfliesweek2 or whatever. Just an idea. I hope everyone has a wonderful healthy weekend!!! HUGS TO ALL!!

08-12-2005, 09:12 AM
My weigh in, not so good. I gained a pound. :( Some bad eating habits kicked in this week, so I know what I did and can correct the behaviour for this week. I am mad at myself because I feel I have wasted a week, though I know time should not be a factor. I was in foul mood anyway by the time I weighed in, as I had to buy a bathing suit at lunch for a camping trip I am going on in two weeks. That is always fun. However, on the upside, my BMI is down (has been decreasing since I started my program) and I finally fit into a pair of jeans (right out of the dryer) that I have not been able to wear because the jeans were way to tight to be worn comfortably. The jeans are now slightly loose. :woo: Small successes right?

Anyway, starting a new thread each week sounds like a great idea. Everyone have a great weekend! :D

08-13-2005, 10:50 AM
Hi everyone! I am at my parents for the weekend so I have internnet access right now! :D Sounds like everyone is doing a great job. This week I have been able to wear some sleevless dresses that I bought a few years ago. It was nice to be able to put these on. It seems like they have been tight forever!!!! lol
I am still conscious of my arms so I wore a jacket with them. (I need to start working on arms!!)
I have been drinking more water which is good. I have a 24 oz water bottle that I fill up at work at least 3-4 times a day.
I've been going to the gym every day after work. So far I have still just used the treadmill.
Last night, I met my trainer and she showed me how to use the other cardio machines. I am going to start working my way on those this week. I meet with my trainer in a week to start with weight training.
I am getting frustrated because I am between sizes in jeans. Size 18 falls off of me and a size 16 is still a little too tight. UGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!! :lol:
Well I guess I better stop talkin your heads off.. I just wanted to check in to let y'all know I am still here :)
Have a great weekend!! ;)

08-13-2005, 01:18 PM
I'm frustrated too...

I had cheated on Tuesday, so on Wednesday I ate less but I didn't eat what I was supposed to. Thursday I weighed myself midday with clothes on just to get an idea of how bad it was. I weighed the same as on Monday (253) I was surprised. So the past few days, I've been watching what I eat but not on my plan 100%. I weighed yesterday afternoon and I was 253.8 or something, so I was excited that maybe this morning I'd be 252. I was 254.4 :?: I guess whatever I ate made me retain water, or something. I don't understand how that happens!

At least I'm back on track with my eating and water. I shouldn't weigh so much I think, too depressing!

So, are we starting a new thread on Monday? Butterflies Week 2? Sounds good to me!

08-13-2005, 08:59 PM
HI Gals!!!!

Hope everyone is having a good start to the weekend. I'm busy stressing out.. looked at the calendar last night and realized i had 13 days left in the summer quarter to get all my coursework done.. :(

I did fairly well this week.. ate several small meals and started each day with something for breakfast and tried my best to get my water in.

Weather is still warm here so Hubby and I have been enjoying that swimming pool... ( under the cloak of darkness though!) ick the sight of me in a swimsuit right now.. yuck...

Got on the scale the other day and i've lost 5 lbs!!! WHOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO now if i can just step up the excercise and quit the emotional eating. ( stressing out here due to school and my lack of income.... and what do I do??? EAT!)

New thread sounds great w/ me also!

Now im headed back to the books..

Extrinsic Rapture
08-13-2005, 09:12 PM
I don't really like it when they are multiple threads for the same group. But if everyone feels its okay then I guess I'll just have to deal lol.

I don't have much to report. I wish the scale would move. But then again since I've recently moved back home from campus...its not like there's a bountiful of healthy dishes...if you know what i mean.

once i get back i need to figure out some type of plan. any suggestions?

oh and i don't know if i mentioned this but i'll be gone from 8/15-8/29. i'll try to check in but its not i have not yet figured out how to set up my free month of wi-fi.


08-15-2005, 10:15 AM

Hey, I started the new thread. Hope that's OK. I don't really care, either way.

Have a good week!

08-17-2005, 09:04 PM
everyone join us in the new thread for the week, we are starting a new one each week. I feel this is best, because it takes one week at a time, and is not as confusing. Haven't seen all of you in there that replied to this thread, so hope to see you there soon. =) Butterflies2 =)