Support Groups - Back to Basics - September edition

09-05-2005, 09:53 PM
Hey all. Welcome to September. After busting butt the last weeks with moving, then cleaning up after the move, I am ready to get focused again. I am almost all settled in. I haven't been exercising, except for moving and cleaning. I have been eating horribly, due to little time and late hours. So all that has to change. I did already join the gym here, and will be going in the morning. I also finally made it out by my pony today, and am pleased to announce he DID pack his brain and bring it along. Had a very nice, much needed ride.

I am ready for my fresh start. I need a bunch of sleep right now, and to finish stuff up tomorrow. Then, off to the new position on Wednesday. Where did the time go???

I hope everyone is ok. Catch up quick, eh? I need everyone's kicks in the rear, and am ready to provide the same.

Take care, y'all.

Apple Blossom
09-06-2005, 02:36 AM
Hey Jolly! Thanks for starting the new thread.
Hope the move went well. Did you have to travel very far? Moving is alot of work but it's also a great time to unload "baggage" and start fresh.
:dz: Whoa I just caught myself staring at the screen. Bed time.
I'm getting an exercise thing going. I've been walking and doing a little bit of step aerobics. hopefully I'll stick to it, because exercise is the key!!!

09-06-2005, 05:38 PM
Hey I'm here! Sorry I was among the missing for a few days, but things have been bad with my father. He's officially on hospice now.
Aside from that the hurricane situation has me a bit bummed out, those poor people. I am working hard to help them and have donated funds, blood and now will be gathering supplies for people coming to New Hampshire. We'll have 500 of them arriving in the next two days really close by to me.
I want to do all I can to help out.

09-06-2005, 07:43 PM
Hi all. Well, tomorrow I start the new position. Am excited and nervous all at the same time. And still pretty tired too. I did go to the gym today. Boy, am I out of shape. I got on the scale, and it doesn't look like the past couple of weeks did any damage - just stayed the same. On to better things now. Had a nice ride again today, too. Very nice.

Take care everyone. Here's to us! :wave:

09-07-2005, 10:24 AM
Good Morning all! I finally have some time to check in. In the last week I have had to take my Mom to Wichita (2 hours away) for surgery. She had a detached retina. Had a house full of company and today get to go to the Dr. myself then hit the road again to take Mom back to Wichita for her check-up. I haven't really paid much attention to my diet or exercise. I got on the scale this morning (so I can compare it with the Drs.) and I have maintained. A pleasant surprise! Hopefully tomorrow I will get back on the wagon and get that much need exercise.

Havea great day!

Apple Blossom
09-07-2005, 03:23 PM
I'm sticking to that stepping! It's been 5 days in a row! Now it's time to quit pigging out and drop a few! I am hoping to lose 2 pounds by next Friday. :crossed:
Jolly- hope your first day of work went well!

09-07-2005, 08:56 PM
Hey all. First day of work went well. Still feeling a little overwhelmed, as I try to determine what my role is - hard to explain, I know. But, it was a good day. My eating was better, though I did "reward" myself with some ice cream on the way home. Bad, I know. I did run this morning too - only about 1 1/2 miles - but considering how long I wasn't exercising, I am happy. Spooky route though. Feel like I am in the Texas chainsaw massacre. OK, maybe not that bad.

Anyway. Have a super day all. Talk soon.

09-08-2005, 01:32 PM
Hello - I am so tired today! Guess the weekend and all that running around with my Mom is getting to me. I've decided to take a break until Monday. Then I will get back to the gym and really watching what I eat. I have a birthday in a couple weeks and would like to be able to celebrate without feeling guilty. So I need to be a "good" girl until then.

Hope everyone has a great day!

Apple Blossom
09-08-2005, 04:13 PM
Ahhhh..a break sounds like a good idea. BUT I'm going to be good good good for the next week. Gotta lose 2 pounds. No beer. Low cals! No after diner munching.Hopefully by then I'll be into better habits and I can keep going. I'd love to meet goal by Thanksgiving. Oh I hate it when I set deadlines for myself. I just hope I can be proud of myself by then and not back to the same old "oh well here we go again" situation. I can do it. You can do it! Lets all just do it!!!!

09-09-2005, 10:23 AM
TGIF!!! I am sooo ready for a weekend. I plan on relaxing tomorrow and then on Sunday, DH and I are going to a ZZ Top concert!

Apple - I can relate to what you said. Starting Monday I need to get serious. We are going to Vegas the beginning of November. I would like to have 10 pounds off by then.

Have a great day!

Apple Blossom
09-09-2005, 04:36 PM
OK Roxy, it's you and me vs. those 10 pounds!!! :s:

09-09-2005, 09:16 PM
Hey all. This thing ate my morning post! Obviously, it has food issues too. I am doing well getting back into regular exercise - even went in to get a weight lifting program this morning. But the food??? If it ain't nailed down . . . Poor choices. Poor portion. And resulting reflux, poor sleep, no energy. You all know the drill. So, I am for the 10 pound thing as well.

Here's to us.

09-10-2005, 07:43 AM
A very quick update from me. If I am absent for a few days, it is because my dad is not doing well as all. I feel it's probably a matter of days/hours here.
I'll be back, though.

09-11-2005, 08:57 PM
Hi all. Linda, will say a prayer for your family.

I am a bit tired today. Bad bout of acid reflux last night. Did get the dogs to the park though, and went for a 12 mile bike ride. Unfortunately, my stepsister got sick riding, so did not make it ot the barn. Will have to go tomorrow.

Take care all.

Apple Blossom
09-12-2005, 01:49 PM
Hi all. I have finally lost those extra pounds my uncontrolled eating had put on, so now I am what my weight tracker says I am. :cp: It's TOM for me, so there might be some water retention going on too. I really want to be 152 by Fri but that might be asking too much. :crossed: Last night I had a Lean Cuisine for dinner and after I put the kids to bed I was HUNGRY!! But all I ate was half a graham cracker. I had an egg rolled up in a tortilla and some coffee for breakfast and now I am feeling really bloated and icky. I think I will go for a walk. See you later!

Our prayers are with you and your family Derry!

09-12-2005, 03:00 PM
Hello - a late post for me, I can't believe how busy I am this week! Anyway, started journaling what I ate this morning and so far so good. I didn't get my walk in at noon but I will go the the gym after work. I have to get those dreded 10 pounds off by November!

Have a great day!

09-13-2005, 10:32 AM
Me again - I didn't to do bad yesterday. I managed to make it through my workout without too much trouble. My eating wasn't too bad either, after not watching what I was eating for a couple weeks. I went over points by a couple. But that was with fruit so I didn't feel too bad.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Apple Blossom
09-13-2005, 04:37 PM
I am doing Red's 21 day challenge, 15 min of stepping (I'm on day 12) and a mini challenge for no beer (day 5). I've been trying to be careful
about what I'm eating too. I think I'll have good news on Friday!!
Roxy- don't worry about the fruit! I've noticed some diets don't let you eat alot of it, I guess because of the sugar, but it's good for you! Lots of nutrients and fiber. I never feel guilty about eating it.

09-14-2005, 07:08 AM
Good morning all. Still dealing with the eating issues. I missed my workout yesterday too. I know it is stress - new job, sick critters, new home - but exercise and healthy food can only help. YIKES!

Have a good day all.

09-14-2005, 10:43 AM
Happy Wednesday! I did really good yesterday until I went to a dinner meeting. Oy! Today I'm back on track. I plan on walking during lunch and going to the gym after work. I feel so much better when I'm able to get my workout in. I hate to say it, but I actually missed it the last several weeks. My Mom was able to start driving yesterday so that will help alot!

Have a great day!

09-16-2005, 06:24 AM
Good morning all. Off to work soon. Training a morning shift at one of my programs. JOy. I did get my circuit training program yesterday, so have no excuse not to do weights. Did make it to the barn. Did eat enough for the whole football team. Oops.

At least the allergies are starting to feel better, and I slept last night. Maybe if I can catch up on some good sleep, I will be able to stop the eating so much.

Roxy, glad to hear about your mom. Hope you were able to get your workout in.

Have a great day all.

09-19-2005, 10:37 AM
Hello, anybody out there? Where is everybody?

I had a busy weekend and didn't do very well with eating and exercising. I had a birthday so I had cake and ice cream and went out to eat several times. Starting out good today though. I'm tired but my plan is to get my workout in.

Hope everyone is doing okay.

Hve a great day!

Apple Blossom
09-20-2005, 01:19 PM
Hey everyone! I'm still here! LOOK! I even moved my tracker! One pound gone. I have not had any beer for almost 2 weeks. Thats at least 150 cals less per day. I'm guessing around1,500 a week. That adds up, doesn't it? Not to mention the money saved. Other than that, I'm just trying to eat less. I want another 2 pounds off by the end of Sept.

09-21-2005, 10:36 AM
Hey Apple- that great! No beer for almost 2 weeks! I'm proud of you!

I haven't been doing that good lately. Just can't get motivated. I need to get up off my butt and get started again. I know I can!

Apple Blossom
09-23-2005, 01:35 AM
Aloha everyone! Still hanging in there?? I'm sticking to the no beer and trying to exercise a bit more. I've added 3 sets of sit ups daily.
A word of advice: You won't lose any weight if you have pizza and M&Ms for dinner! :devil: :m: :m: :jeno: :jeno: :m: :m:

09-26-2005, 11:28 AM
I thinking everyone is as busy as I have been. Hopefully we will all have time to post soon. I need to get back to posting everyday.

Apple Blossom
09-29-2005, 01:43 AM
Hello! Anyone out there? I am! I have gone 20 days without beer!!!! Unfortunately that has been paired with uncontrolled EATING and not enough exercise. One of these days I will get everything going at once and make some progress....I hope to hear from you soon, Roxy - I will try to post daily too!

09-29-2005, 10:25 AM
Good Morning!

Apple - that's great! I'm proud of you - 20 days!

I haven't been able to get things together either. I will loose a couple pounds, then gain them back. Loose them again and gain them back. It's so frustrating. Haven't had much time to get to the gym either. My Mom has been keeping me busy after work. Hopefully soon I will get it together again.

Have a great day!

Apple Blossom
09-30-2005, 04:17 PM
Hey, I did it! 3 weeks of no beer! :cp:
I am the same way, Roxy. 2 pounds up, 2 down and the right back up again. I think if I diciplined myself that might gradually go down permanently. I am shooting for a pound a week. More than that would be great but I don't want to get my hopes up. I REALLY REALLY want to lose 8-10 pounds by Thanksgiving and a pound a week could get me close. I know you're looking to drop the same (stubborn) 10, so lets go!
Let's start Monday..... :devil:

09-30-2005, 05:12 PM
I'm with you Apple!

I did get to the gym last night. It's amazing who out of shape you can get in just a couple weeks of not going! I made it through. And I'm not really sore this today. Now I need to keep it up!

I'll be gone over the weekend. I check to see if an October thread has been started on Monday. Have a great weekend! :)

10-31-2005, 09:52 AM
Anybody here?