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Wide in Winnipeg
10-30-2005, 01:25 AM
:bravo: :bravo: To all my friends and our newcomers,Welcome to Part 2!!! We are doing so well that we had to start a new thread!! :cp: :cp: :cp:
Can't wait for you all to find me!!!!
Well until you do....I'll be here waiting!!!!!
Wendy :balloons:


10-30-2005, 01:40 AM
Hi Wendy! I found you!!!!!! :p I can't wait to get our chat up & running in our "new home" here .... well maybe it's not new .. how about clean? Who knows but YAY! You girls are the best and I will be back manana! :twirly:

Wide in Winnipeg
10-30-2005, 01:48 AM
HEY Kelli!!! That didn't tale you long!! Wow your fast!!!
can't wait for the others to get here!!
Well off to bed for me...until tomorrow!!
Wendy :moo:

10-30-2005, 02:30 AM
Hey All Im Not Sure If Ive Posted Here But I Wanted To Join In But First I Wanted To Say Hi And I Hope I Can Join.

10-30-2005, 11:46 AM
good morning ladies!:)
i think a new thread is a fab idea but ive been through this bf and have had ppl jump all over me so i was afraid to suggest it.

welcome skinny!:)
whats happenin wendy?

hi kelli!!! whats up there girlie? you emailed me? ill have to check the other account maybe i gave you the wrong one by mistake bc i was just at my box and it was empty:( lol.

jenn where are ya?
well im doing ok this morning, but i ate alot last night and we are eating out again tonight but i intend to do well the rest of the day. i just finished egg whites w ff cheese and am planning low fat chicken salad for lunch.

is anyone here taking vitamin c supplements to help stay healthy?(they also help shorten times of illness) in addition to my f&v's daily, i take 500mgs after every meal and i dont intend to stop until somewhere round april bc i can use all the help i can get. not worried bout excess bc it gets excreted.
also, if anyone takes anything else i found a GREAT website w the cheapest prices ive ever seen and i think its flat rate shipping.

10-30-2005, 11:48 AM
hmmmm... kelli i just checked both accts and got nothin i remember getting a PM from you is thatbwhat you meant or did you send an actual email?

10-30-2005, 12:03 PM
Don't Quit

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down
and you feel like the biggest failure in town;
When you want to give up just because you gave in
and forget all about being healthy and thin;
So what! You went over your points a bit;
It's your next move that counts...so don't you quit!

It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change;
It's learning the skills to get back in your range;
It's telling yourself "You've done great up till now;
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow".
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal;
You're still going to make it, just stay in control.

To stumble and fall is not a disgrace
If you summon the will to get back in the race;
But, often the struggler's when losing their grip
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip;
And learn too late when the damage is done
That the race wasn't over and they still could have won.

Life-style change can be akward and slow
But facing each challenge will help you to grow;
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint in the cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit;
If you bite it, write it...But don't you quit!

dunno if any of you have seen this, but i thought it would be very motivational as we approach the holiday season...

10-30-2005, 12:08 PM
Hey miss Skinny! Good to see you here :)

Andrea ... miss thang, yes I e-mailed you! LOL I'm having this issue with my e-mails taking 209283 years to arrive to people but if you don't get it today, I still have it in my outgoing box and I'll just PM it to you ... dang and to think, I thought you were ignoring me LOL ;)

I loved that inspirational thing you posted, I am gonna print it out and read it everytime I get weak ... things like that help me ... :)

Oh and I'm not taking any vitamin supplements, though I am very interested in starting ... I just don't know which types are good for you and well which types are necessary or what I lack in my diet ... that requires all too much thought. Though vitamin C is always good and I should take it to stay healthy & avoid having a sickly winter.

Hey Wendy & Jen & Georgie and everyone else! :)

Have a fabulous Sunday, I'm going into work to get some overtime ... I normally wouldn't but there is a guy that I used to have a crush on and now I'm just plain IN LOVE with and it's just gonna be me & him ... hubba hubba ... not like anything ever happens since he LOVES skinny girls (booooo) a little part of my motivation though :) Anyway, I'm babbling! Bye chicks! *hugs*

10-30-2005, 12:23 PM
(((((( )))) kelli! im sorry you have to work today, but im glad itll just be you and him:D hey ya Neva know girlie!

heres a tip on supplements: most of the time, a regular multvitamin will cover your bases... but vitamin c is always good this time of year but itys not neccessary to exceed 3 doses of 500 each bc the body cant absorb more than that. beyond that, i wouldnt recommend anything else except possibly a carb supplement on weekends and holidays and that sorta thing. some ppl take omega 3's, fish oils and cla and stuff but honestly its a rip off bc they dont put enough in to do anything. the best thing to do is eat the fish and as far as cla is more beneficial and cheaper to just buy abottle of extra virgin oil and either cook w it or measure small amounts and drink it down in a mouthful of a low cal beverage.

oh and **** no girlie id never ignore you gf! youre one of my fav's on here! im sorry i didnt get the mail, but i will pm you w it again.

10-30-2005, 12:24 PM
Drink plenty of water. Your body needs a lot of water so give in to water. 1. Water is not just a way to flush out toxins; if you have more water in your body you will generally feel healthier and fitter. This itself will discourage any tendency to gorge. The best thing about water is that is has no calories at all!

Start your day with a glass of water. As soon as you wake up, gulp down a glass of cool water. Itís a wonderful way to start you day and you only need a lesser quantity of your breakfast drink after that. A glass of water lets out all your digestive juices and sort of lubricates the insides of your body. You may have your morning cup of tea but have it after a glass of water.
Drink a glass of water before you start a meal. Water naturally needs some space so that you feel fuller without actually having to stuff yourself.

Have another glass of water while you are having the meal. Again this is another way of making yourself full so that you can actually rise from the table eating less but feeling full just the same. Instead of drinking it in one gulp, take sips after each morsel. It will help the food to settle faster so that you get that feeling that you are full faster.

Stay away from sweetened drinks, especially sodas. Hey - all those colas and fizzy drinks are sweetened with sugar and sugar means calories. The more you can cut out on these sweetened bottle drinks, the better for you. Plus, soda contains phosphoric acid which can drain calcium from your bones and contribute to bone loss.

Include in your diet things that contain more water like tomatoes and watermelons. These things contain 90 to 95 % water so that there is nothing that you have to lose by feasting on them. They fill you up without adding to the pounds.

Eat fresh fruit instead of drinking fruit juice. Juice is often sweetened but fresh fruits have natural sugars. When you eat fruit, you are taking in a lot of fiber, which is needed by the body, and fruits of course are an excellent source of vitamins. (A glass of juice typically has 120 calories!)

If you do have a craving for fruit juice then go for fresh fruit juice instead of those that contain artificial flavors and colors. Or even better, try making your own fruit juice taking care not to sweeten it with too many calories.
Choose fresh fruit over processed fruits. Processed and canned fruits do not have as much fiber as fresh fruit and they are nearly always sweetened.

Increase your fiber intake. Like I mentioned, the body needs a lot of fiber. So try to include in your diet as many fruits and vegetables as you can.

Go crazy on vegetables. Vegetables are your best bet when it comes to losing pounds. Nature has a terrific spread when it comes to choosing vegetables. And the leafy green vegetables are your best bet. Try to include a daily salad in you diet always.

Eat intelligently. The difference between man and beast is that we are driven by intelligence while beasts are driven by instinct. Donít just eat something because you feel like eating it. Ask yourself whether your body really needs it.

Watch what you eat. Keep a watchful eye on every thing that goes in. Sometimes the garnishes can be richer than the food itself. Accompaniments too can be very rich. Remember that it is the easiest thing in the world to eat something without realizing that it was something that you should not have eaten. Selective memory you knowÖ

Control that sweet tooth. Remember that sweet things generally mean more calories. It is natural that we have cravings for sweet things especially chocolates and other confectionary. Go easy on these things and each time you consume something sweet understand that it is going to add on somewhere.

Fix times to have meals and stick to it. Try to have food at fixed times of the day. You can stretch these times by half an hour, but anything more than that is going to affect your eating pattern, the result will either be a loss of appetite or that famished feeling which will make you stuff yourself with more than what is required the next time you eat.

Eat only when you are hungry. Some of us have the tendency to eat whenever we see food. We use parties as an excuse to stuff ourselves. Understand that the effect of a whole week of dieting can be wasted by just one dayís party food. Whenever you are offered something to eat do not decline it completely bit just break of a nibble so that you appear to mind your manners and at the same time can watch your diet.

Quit snacking between meals. Do not fall for snacks in between meals. This is especially true for those who have to travel a lot. They feel that the only time they can get a bite to eat is snacks and junk food. The main problem with most snacks and junk food is that they are usually less filling and contain a lot of fat and calories. Just think about French FriesÖtempting but terribly fattening.

Snack on vegetables if you must. You might get the pangs of hunger in between meals, but it is something that you can very well control. Or even better, try munching on carrots. They are an excellent way to satisfy those cravings and are good for your eyes and teeth. True, you might end up being called Bugs Bunny, but its miles better to be called Bugs Bunny than fatso.

Go easy on tea and coffee. Tea and coffee are harmless by themselves. Itís when you add the cream and sugar that they become fattening. Did you know that having a cup of tea or coffee that has cream and at least two cubes of sugar is as bad as having a big piece of rich chocolate cake?

Try to stick to black tea/coffee. Black tea or coffee (and green tea) can actually be good for you. But personally I would like to recommend tea rather than coffee. The caffeine in the coffee is not really good for you because it is an alkaloid and can affect other functions of your body like the metabolism.

Count the calories as you eat. Itís a good idea to have an idea of the calories that most food items have. If it is a packed thing then the label is sure to have the calories that the substance has. (You might want to keep a food log. Click the link for more info.)

Be sure to burn out those extra calories by the end of the week. If you feel that you have consumed more calories than you should have during the week, (it happens you know) make sure that you work off those extra calories by the end of the week.

Stay away from fried things. Fried foods are an absolute no-no. The more fried things that you avoid, the less weight you will gain. Fried things are called so because they are fried in oil or fat. And even if the external oil is drained away, there is still a lot of hidden oil in it so stay away from it.

Do not skip meals. The worst thing you can do while watching you diet is skip a meal. It has just the opposite effect of what you want. You need to have at least four regular meals every day.

Fresh vegetables are better than cooked or canned vegetables. Try to eat your vegetables raw. When you cook them, you are in fact taking away nearly half the vitamins in them. And canned vegetables too are processed and are not nearly half as good as fresh vegetables. When you buy your vegetables it would be a good thing to see if the label says that it is pesticide free.

Not more than an egg a day. Eggs are not such a bright idea. It would be best to reduce your intake of eggs to maybe three in a week. But for those of you die hard egg fans, you may have up to one egg a day but nothing more than that. When you do eat eggs, just eat the white part. The yolk is full of cholesterol.

Make chocolates a luxury and not a routine. Chocolates are not or at least they should not be a part of your diet. So do not indulge too much in them. Even the bitter chocolates are not good for you because there is still cream in them. (Dark chocolate has some antioxidants, though.)

Choose a variety of foods from all food groups every day. This is a fine way of keeping deficiency diseases at bay. Change the items included in your diet every day. This is an excellent way of keeping deficiency diseases at bay and it helps you to experiment with a variety of dishes and there by you do not get bored of your diet.

If you can say no to alcoholic beverages please do. Alcoholic beverages too are not good for you. Beer can be fattening and the rest of the alcoholic drinks (which are full of sugar) may not be too fattening by themselves, but after a couple of swigs, you will be in no position to watch your diet and your appetite will be something to battle with.

Try to have breakfast within one hour of waking. Itís always best to have breakfast within an hour of waking so that your body can charge itself with the energy it needs for the day. The idea is not to wait for your self to get really hungry. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

31.50 to 60% of your diet should be carbohydrates. It is a myth that you should try and avoid carbohydrates when you are on a diet. Rather the other way around I should say. Carbohydrates are a ready source of energy and so 50 to 60% of your diet should be carbohydrates.

15 to 20% of your diet should be proteins. Various processes and activities are going on in our bodies. Things are broken down and being built up again. Resistance has to be built up, recovery from disease too is needed and for all this the body needs plenty of proteins so see to it that 15 to 20 % of your diet consists of proteins.

Fats should be about 20 to 25%. You need only this much of fat in your diet so keep it at that. Stay away from trans-fats and saturated fats. Try to consume monounsaturated fats such as walnuts and olive oil, which can actually lower your cholesterol. (One switch I made is using natural peanut butter. I love it!)

Try to adopt a vegetarian diet. A vegetarian diet is undoubtedly better for those of us watching our diet. There are a lot of advantages of keeping to a vegetarian diet but I donít want to sing an ode to vegetarianism now. What I would suggest is keep to a vegetarian diet as much as you can. Make a non-vegetarian diet a weekend event or something if you find it impossible to give up eating all those animals.
Choose white meat rather than red. White meat, which includes fish and fowl, is better than red meat, which includes beef and pork, for those trying to lose weight.

High fiber, multigrain breads are much better than white breads. Remember how I told you to increase the fiber content in your food; well this is the answer to that. It is not only better in terms of the fiber content but also in terms of the protein content as well.
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Reduce your intake of pork. Pork is not something that can help you to lose weight. So the less pork you eat the better chances you have of losing weight. And remember that pork includes the pork products as well, things like bacon, ham, and sausages.

Limit your sugar intake. If you canít have things unsweetened go for sugar substitutes. These things are just as sweet but are not so fattening.
Graze 5 to 6 times a day. Instead of sticking to just three meals a day, try grazing. Grazing means try having 5 or 6 smaller meals instead of three king sized meals. It is an excellent way of having smaller quantities of food.

Go ahead eat cheat food, but only for flavor. There are many things which you have to avoid from your diet but which you may have an undying craving for. Do not avoid them altogether. You could call them cheat foods and indulge in them once in a while. If you cut them from your diet completely, you are more likely to binge on them later. Take care just to tingle your taste buds, donít hog on them. Instead of that, share desserts with others.

Watch your fat intake. Each fat gram contains 9 calories so by reading the total calories on a food and knowing the quantity of fat, you can estimate the % of fat, which should in no way exceed 30% of the food.

Go easy on salt, as too much salt is one of the causes of obesity. Make it a point to really cut down on salt. (Or increase your calcium intake.)

Change from table butter to cholesterol free butter. If you have a choice why not go for it, any way it is healthier for you and tastes just the same. Bear in mind that these small changes can go a long way towards weight reduction.

Instead of frying things try baking them without fat. Baking is by far a healthier method of preparing food than frying. Baking requires lesser oil or fat.

Use a non stick frying pan for your cooking so that you do not have to add oil. The golden rule is to try and avoid as much oil as possible and a non stick pan is the perfect solution to this problem.

Boil your vegetables instead of cooking them, or even better, eat them fresh. However, if you do not like eating your vegetables as it is, try steaming them without adding anything at all. This is probably the healthiest way to eat cabbages, cauliflowers, and a host of other vegetables.

Carry parsley with you. Parsley is an excellent thing to munch on in between meals. Not just is it good for you in terms of vitamins, but it is also a perfect way of making your breath fresher.

Choose low fat substitutes or no fat substitutes. There are plenty of low fat or even no fat substitutes available in the market so why not choose wisely. It is much better for you heart too. Many people just go shopping and pick up whatever they can. They do not bother to find out if there are any substitutes for the thing they are looking for.

In the markets of today, you will be astounded at the range of goods that manufacturers have to offer. In fact with all the hue and cry that is being made about weight loss, low fat substitutes and no fat substitutes are hitting the stands faster than mushrooms that sprout after the first rains. (The low carb stuff is getting going, too.)

So the next time you head for the stores instead of picking up what you have always picked up, see if there are better substitutes.

Remember that our bodies need nutrients and not just calories. Fats give us nutrients but with more calories than what proteins or carbohydrates do.

Avoid crash diets. They are bad for health and you will gain what you have lost once you take a break. Crash diets are not a solution to weight loss. It might seem as if you have lost a few pounds but the moment you give up on the crash diet every thing will bounce back with a vengeance.

Take a look at it in this way. Do you think that it is possible for a person to survive on a crash diet for the rest of his or her life? Certainly not! So at some time or the other, you will have to give up the crash diet and then you will see for yourself that a crash diet does more harm than good on the long run.

Crash diets may have a lot to promise, but very rarely do these promises ring true. Crash diets are things people go on in order to wear an old dress or suit for a particular occasion. Thatís the only purpose that they serve as far as I can see.

God gave us teeth for a reason...

Therefore we should develop a habit of chewing all food including liquid food and soft foods like sweets and ice creams at least 8 to 12 times. This is essential to add saliva to the food, as it is only in the saliva that sugar is digested.

Often we find that whatever goes into our mouth goes down like lightning. We hardly give the saliva any time to act on the food. So does digestion take place like it should? Do we just stuff our tummies with food that doesnít get digested or in other words that doesnít yield the benefits that it should?
Dry wine is better than sweet wine. Sweet wines naturally contain a lot of sugar. But on the other hand, in dry wines most of this sugar has been fermented away so from the weight point of view dry wines are better than sweet wines.

When you decide itís time to start working out, start slowly and donít get discouraged if you donít achieve your fitness goals after the first week. Many people make this mistake. They feel that if they really push their bodies they can lose more weight in a couple of work outs. This is a very serious thing in fact.

If you try to push your body too much in the first few goes, you are likely to end up with sprained joints, a sore back and even torn ligaments. The rule to be followed here is slow and steady wins the race. (Check out this site for beginning runners.)

Check your weight before you start the routine and keep checking for changes but do not expect a radical change immediately, it might be one or two weeks before you notice some change. However, it is crucial that you continue to monitor your weight. You may bear in mind the fact that even a few pounds lost is a big achievement. (Maybe you should use a training log.)

When you do notice a change, reward yourself. When I say reward I do not mean go for some goodies like chocolates or sweets. Maybe you could go for a movie or buy yourself something like a new dress, but in a smaller size.

This is something that can keep you going. It is a good idea to save the money that you wanted to spend on ice cream and chocolates and then treat yourself to something more substantial.

You can take a day off from exercise every week. This is not just a very good idea but it is part of the exercise routine. Your body needs a day off from an exercise routine so do not hesitate to take a day off from what ever you have been doing. (Monday is usually a good day for this.)

Exercise outdoors as much as possible. There are two advantages of doing whatever you are doing outside. One advantage is that it gives your body a chance to get a lot of the much needed fresh air and sunshine. (The sun is a great source of Vitamin D.)

The second advantage is that the surroundings keep you perked up and it is a break from remaining cooped up all day long.
Try to collect some information about exercise, there are a lot of things that you can do at home. Extensive research has been done on exercise and plenty of this information is easily available.

You can try browsing the net or getting a book or two on how to exercise at home. This information will be useful to you to know how much you need to work out on each specific exercise in order to burn off the desired number of calories.

Try to get somebody to exercise along with you. But it should be somebody committed or else your interest might dwindle. This is indeed an excellent idea. One of the advantages of getting a committed person to exercise with you is that it keeps you going.

There may be days when you feel just too lazy to crawl out of bed in the mornings. On such days, the knowledge that some body is waiting for you is enough to slide out of bed.

Another advantage is that you can discuss your progress and fears with another person and be a sympathetic listener to the other person as well. This is a fine way of getting motivated your self.

Stop when your body has had enough. There is no sense in pushing it. When you have worked out for a considerable time, your body will start giving you signals.

Heed those signals. This is particularly true in the initial stages. Take one step at a time. Stop when you are out of breath or when a certain part of your body tells you that it has had enough.

If you want to increase your time of exercise or your work out routine, do it gradually and not in sudden steps.

Well easier said than done. Most of us have such hectic schedules that it is quite impossible to fit in tie for exercise right? Wrong. I want to say it once and for all, your body, or anybodyís body for that matter needs proper exercise. If you make up your mind to do it, you just can.

Select an exercise pattern to suit your life style. All of us have different life styles and professions so there is no sense in trying to follow the book strictly. Try and follow an exercise routine that is suitable for you. You have to understand that even more important than the exercise itself is sticking to it. So unless you choose something that can suit your life style, you are not going to stick with it.
Donít stand, walk. If you can walk about then do so. Do not stand in a fixed position. Pacing about is a good thing to do. If you are thinking deeply about something, try pacing about, it will aid in your thinking.

Donít sit, stand. If you can stand, then do not sit. The golden rule is to choose a position that is less comfortable.

Donít lie down, sit. The rule that we mentioned above rings true here as well.

Do not be a couch potato. It is the easiest thing in the world to become a couch potato. You know what we are talking about donít you? That shapeless thing that sits or reclines on a shapeless chair in front of the television and stupidly munches away at something fried!

If you are inclined to become a promising old couch potato, break the habit, cut at the very root of the vine. And you want to know what the best way is for that? Take away that favorite chair of yours. In fact, it would be a very good idea if you could keep a chair that isnít comfortable in front of the TV.

This will discourage any tendency to become a couch potato.

If you have a sitting job, stand up and stretch yourself every half an hour. Most of the jobs today are indeed sitting jobs that are, in one word, sedentary. This is especially true for those who sit and punch away at the keyboard or toy with the mouse all day long.

So if you have such a job, make it a point to get up at least every half an hour and stretch your self.

While making telephone calls try walking up and down. I hope you will agree with me that this is an excellent suggestion.

Use the stairs instead of the elevator whenever you can. Elevators are one **** of a convenience particularly if you have to go up or down some twenty floors while carrying 50 pounds of luggage, but elevators also make us very lazy.

There may be no sense in trudging up some twenty flights of stairs because by the time you get there you will be totally pooped. But while coming down, if you have the time, you can easily come down the stairs instead of using the elevator. Coming down is not at all exhausting.

And talking about the time factor, I donít think that there is much of a difference. Sometimes waiting for an elevator door to open at your floor after you hit the button can take up all of eternity.
Smoking is bad for weight loss. Smoking alone may not contribute to weight gain but smoking leads to other conditions like erratic eating habits and excessive dependence on things like coffee. Basically, there are lots of reasons to 1. quit smoking.

If you hate running, remember, you do not have to run a marathon to stay fit. 30 minutes of cardio 3 days a week is good enough for most.

And if you canít run, try walking. 15 minutes of brisk walking a day is enough to keep most fit.
Any distance is walkable if you have the time, so consider walking to places that you would normally drive (such as work or the market if theyíre not too far away). It may take you longer, but the health benefits will last you a lifetime.

It sounds strange, but some people have reported that they lost more weight when they drank black coffee before a workout. While thereís no hard data to support this, nutritionists speculate that the caffeine in coffee makes the body rely more on fat for fuel during the work out. Itís worth trying! (You could drink tea, too.)

Hereís a corollary to the tip above: Avoid drinking coffee in excess, as it tends to desensitize your body to the fat burning effects of caffeine.

Stop using remote controls. Remote controls are the bane of a prospective weight loser. They may be remarkable gadgets by themselves but from the weight loss point of view, they just arenít very helpful.

They really encourage us to take a laid back kind of attitude towards life itself. In fact if remote controls were not there, the television would not have become so popular. It is because of remote controls that people can remain where they are and switch from one channel to the other. And they only have to twitch a finger muscle to achieve this.

Now, I have nothing against multi channel television sets but what I strongly advocate is that you get up from where you are and change the channel of the TV each time you want to do so.

The same thing holds true for other remote controls as well. As it is we have remote controlled TVs, DVD players, A/Cs, garage doors, gateways and what not. The next thing we know is that we will have remote controlled people as well.

Do things like fetching and turning things off and on by yourself. Often when we come back tired from work, we tend to get others to do simple chores for us. These things are no big deal. They are things that we can very well do for our selves but we donít.

That is why we often ask our kids to fetch us this or take away that.

Training your pet is a wonderful thing indeed. It is quite remarkable how some people get their dogs to fetch them something. But the fact is that while you may be making sure that your dog is getting a lot of exercise, you are neglecting your bit of the story.

Hereís a pop quiz. Escalators help us to:
1. Move up and down faster
2. Gain weight
3. Stand stupidly as we move up and down
4. Look down at other people when you are going down
5. Look up at others when we are going up
You have to pick the correct answer from the 5 alternatives given. You can see for your self that all the options are in a way correct. So the next time you travel on an escalator, donít just stand there...climb up or down along with it. (Or better yet, take the stairs.)

During commercial breaks walk about. If you want to sit all evening with your eyes glued to the tube, then do so. But at least spare your eyes the agony of a commercial break.

When the next commercial flashes on screen, instead of surfing, get up and take a walk. Reach over and try to touch your toes or do any such simple exercise that will at least get the blood flowing in your veins.
Wriggle your toes and your fingers whenever you can. This too is a stress buster and it gives you a chance to at least work your hand and leg joints. This will tell you how sore they are and if their condition is so bad, just think of the rest of your body.

Turn on music and dance like wild. Let your hair down once in a while. Go back to the days of wild child hood. Close the door of your room, turn on your sound system to the highest volume possible (but a little lower than the level at which your neighbors start to complain) and then do the wackiest dance that you can think of. Jump on your bed and jump off it again.

Roll all over the floor. Pretend that you are Michael Jackson or Madonna (you will never see them keeping still) and do every boogie move that you know.

Carry a soft flying disc or Frisbee with you. Toss it around and get up to fetch it. This is also an excellent way to beat stress. It makes a person feel good to throw something away forcefully when the person is all worked up. And if the thing that you throw is something soft and canít damage anything, what is stopping you?

It is not really the throwing part that we are interested in. It is the fetching part. Each time you get up to fetch it back; you are giving yourself a chance to stretch those muscles and joints.

Get off a block before your destination and walk the rest of the way. You might not have time to fit long walks in your busy schedule so this is one way of ensuring that you at least get to walk for a little bit every day. If you take the bus or the subway, get off at an earlier station and see if you can walk the rest of the way.

If you drive to work, see if you can get space in a parking lot that is a little away from your office.

When nobody is watching, try doing pelvic gyrations. If you take a moment to observe it you will see that it is the mid section of our body that gets the least bit of exercise and that is probably why the signs of weight gain are mostly seen there.

It is the same reason why we find it very difficult to lose weight in that section. So the best thing that you can do is consciously try to give that part a little bit of exercise.

Stomach crunches might be too strenuous an exercise to start off with but gyrations are relatively mild. Pelvic gyrations make you thrust your midsection towards all directions and this is the best way of tightening every muscle in that mid section and that is of course what weight loss is all about.
Tuck in your tummy whenever you walk. Get that proper gait. And the best way for that is to tuck in your tummy and inflate your chest. Do not let your tummy hang above your belt line like some unruly layer of flesh. Bring it under the belt.

Each time you tuck in your tummy, you will feel the pressure on the muscles of your stomach. This tightening and loosening of these muscles is even better than stomach crunches.

Try breathing exercises. You might be surprised to know that breathing exercises too can lead to weight loss. If you are doing the breathing exercises properly, you will find that you can exert a lot of pressure on the muscles around the mid section.

You can feel a tightening of these muscles each time you breathe in or breathe out. So go ahead and breathe properly, it is good for you.

Try yoga. Yoga is one of the best ways of losing weight. Of course I canít go into a full lecture about yoga over here but I can tell you that I have never seen people with better-toned bodies than those who practice yoga.

One of the benefits of yoga is that you learn to control virtually every muscle and joint of your body so that the issue of weight gain will cease to exist.

Try massaging your partner. This is a fun way to lose weight. It is something that can give your partner a lot of pleasure and at the same time can give you a lot of exertion by leading to weight loss.

The attitude over here should of course be you scratch my back I scratch yours. It should not be a one sided effort or else the interest will soon dwindle.

In fact it is a good idea if the couple takes up weight loss routines together. They can keep watch over each other, help control those urges to eat and motivate each other to stick to the routine.

There are a lot of things that couples can do together that can help them to keep physically active.

If you canít think of any thing else to do, try punching your pillow. Now hereís another one of those weird ideas but believe me it works. Not too many of us have punching bags at home and if you have a really fluffy pillow giving it a good punching routine is just as good as anything else.

This is also a nice way of letting off steam so go for it. After all something is better than nothing. But I would suggest that you do not hit it too violently or else the stuffing might come out. Do not bother too much about the force with which you hit the pillow. It is number of hits that are important. Try to get at least fifty punches in one bout.

I would like to give you a little tip over here. If there is somebody that you particularly dislike like your boss or your neighbor, or may be your ex boyfriend or girlfriend, try fixing a picture of the persons head on the top of your pillow and then try punching it. I promise you, it will give you a lot of satisfaction.

Instead of waddling up and down the staircase, try taking them two at a time. Now this is something that you have to be careful about because we do not want you to trip. So when you do this make sure that your feet are well and truly planted on each step before you increase the beat and try two at a time.

If you have a dog, take it for a run and let the dog lead you on. You will be surprised as to how much exercise a dog can give you.

Animals are sensible enough to know that they need a lot of exercise so let your animal lead you on. Take your pet dog out for as walk and before you know what hit you, it will turn out to be a run.

Join a dance class. Dancing is a wonderful way to burn off those extra calories. It is true. When you dance you are in fact burning away a lot of calories. Of course we are not referring to the slow ballroom kind of dances in which one person actually leans on the other one for support. We are talking about fast dances.

The best way to do it is by joining a dance class because they will really work you out. But I would suggest that you wait for a couple more pounds to vanish before you think of becoming a ballerina.

Whenever you can, lean against a wall with your hands flattened against the wall and in such a way that your face is very close to the wall. Then use you hands to push your body away from the wall. Do this two or three times at a stretch.

If there is a pool nearby go for swims as often as you can, swimming is one of the best exercises, and it is very low impact. Thatís one of the many advantages of water. And if nothing else, a cool dip in a pool is a wonderful stress reliever.
Try playing something like table tennis or basketball. Games are a fun way to lose weight. It is much more exciting to play a game than just work out by yourself. The best thing about games is that they are addictive. Once you start playing you will soon end up with a friendsí circle and then the playing goes on without even you knowing it.

It is something that you can look forward to and there is no stress involved in this program. In fact the more you play the less you will consider this to be a part of your weight loss program. As you burn away those calories, you will also be able to expand your social circle.

Any work out should start with a 5 to 10 minute warm up and should end with a 5 to 10 minute cool down session. Whatever physical exercise you are involved in, you must remember to warm up before the exercise really starts. Do not just plunge into the water and start thrashing about, to put it figuratively.

Your body needs to reach a certain level of readiness before it can actually start responding to exercise. And this readiness is achieved by the warming up process.

Do not carry your mobile phone around but leave it a place where you can hear it ringing. In this way you make sure that you at least get up and walk towards it. This might sound silly but I really mean it. You need a reason to keep yourself going.

Life today has become so easy that we have every thing at our fingertips. All we have to do is push a button here and push a button there. The only things that get any exercise at all are our fingers. Years ago Charles Darwin put forward a theory of use and disuse.

According to this theory, a certain part of the body that is put to constant use develops a lot and a certain part of the body that has no use at all becomes smaller and smaller and gradually ceases to exist.

Certain examples that he quoted were the long neck of the giraffe, which appeared to become longer and longer when the giraffe stretched higher and higher to reach the leaves at the treetops. He quoted the example of the absence of a tail in human beings to illustrate the example of the theory of disuse.

Now if Darwinís theory were to prove true, as the years go by man is likely to end up with just a huge head, a few fingers and maybe some other parts of the body that are also put to use.

That is why I made it a point to say that you have to drive your self to move about. A cell phone may be convenient, but the same thing can turn out to simplify life just a little too bit. There are other arguments against the use of cell phones but that is beside our topic.

What I would suggest is that at home or in your office, leave the cell phone lying about so that you can hear it ring, but canít just reach into your pocket and answer it. See to it that you have to actually stand up and walk a few steps before you can pick it up.

While traveling in an elevator instead of just standing there and staring stupidly at the numbers going up or down, try raising your self onto your toes and then back on your feet again. Do this several times. Also try flexing your buttock muscles as well.

In fact there are many muscles in our body that we can twitch and flex without inviting the attention of others. Even if others do notice you, itís no big deal provided you are flexing a muscle in a decent part of the body. (Most of the other parts do not have muscles any way.) Others might brand you as a health freak but it is miles better to be known as a heath freak than as a sack of potatoes.

Undress and stare at yourself in front of your mirror. If what you see displeases you, then you have all the more reason to work out. Try tucking in the extra fat in all those wide areas, this will give you an idea of which part you need to be working on.

Turn to you side and get a very good view of your side profile. This is an excellent way of checking whether you have a tummy that is starting to bulge or has bulged already.

Try pulling in air and then take a look at your tummy, if it has gone in even a little bit, there is hope for you. If you start now, you can control it where it is now and may be if you really set your mind to it, you can lose a couple of inches in a just a few weeks.

Weighing yourself on your bathroom scales is a good idea but personally I would recommend this mirror viewing. To be very frank, a few pounds gain may shock you but does not really disgust you. But a flabby figure and extra fat certainly will.

If you have a banister rail or a balustrade that will support you, sit on it and pump your legs as if you are riding a bicycle, taking care not to fall off of course.

This might sound like another crazy idea and I donít want to argue with you about that. I just want to tell you that by doing such crazy things, you are in fact not missing a single chance to lose those extra pounds. It is a way of keeping your mind alert all the time. Every thing must look like an opportunity to you.

Do not slouch in your chair but try to maintain an erect posture with your tummy tucked in. Slouching is a very bad habit. Not only is it bad for your back but it also gives you a very flabby figure. It is your way of saying yes to a comfortable, weight-gaining pose.
Make it a point to always sit as erect as you can. It is also a terrific way to ward off back problems.

Psst. I would like to let you in on a secret. As it is I understand that most of us tend to put on weight particularly in the mid section, right. It is the tummy that seems to have a mind of its own. Well I will tell you a sure shot method to reduce the flab around the waist line. Mind you this doesnít hold true for post pregnancy tummies. This is what you have to do.

Breathe in air as strongly as you can and as you do so, tuck in your tummy as much as you can. Hold it like this for a few seconds and then slowly release your breath taking care not to let out your tummy. Try to keep breathing like this at least fifty or sixty times in a day.

In fact breathe like this whenever you can remember to do so. After the first day, you should feel the muscles of your stomach tightening each time you do this. Then you know that you are on the right track. If you practice this without fail for 20 days, at the end of the twentieth day, you will have lost at least an inch.

Below I have included a table of the various exercises and the number of calories that can be burnt with each exercise. Choose what you can do best and choose something that you will enjoy doing on the long run as well.

The choice of the exercise is completely left to you but try to do whatever you wish to do for at least twenty minutes. It is only after you do the exercise for twenty minutes that the actual calorie burning sets in.
Aerobics 200-250 calories
Bicycling, Stationary 250-300 calories
Bicycling, Actual 300-400 calories
Running, 5-6 mph 300-350 calories
Stair climber 200-250 calories
Swimming laps 350 calories
Walking briskly 150-180 calories

From this you can see for your self that walking is not at all something that has to be sidelined. If you really find your days to be too full to fit in any other form of exercise, then walking is your best bet. Walk as much as you can.

Try getting to places and leaving places a little early. This will give you time to walk.

Well, I guess thatís about it. The ball is now in your court so what are you waiting for? Get rid of those extra calories and pounds as early as you can and try to enjoy life the best you can without inviting all those terrible diseases that come with a few extra pounds.

10-30-2005, 12:24 PM
a long post but i thought it was good reading:)

10-30-2005, 01:38 PM
Oh man, so I'm back. I got ready to go and then I checked my phone and had a voicemail from my love (his name is Dave) and I couldn't understand it because his phone or my phone was jacked so I text messaged him and he was like "yeah, I'm not going in, I'm sick" and I know he's just hungover so I teased him about it and he was like "I love you" awwww melts my heart so you know what I did!?!? Worked out! I swear, like I'd never want to lose weight JUST for him but little things like that helps me to do things on that particular day you know? So I did my other Jillian workout DVD and it kicked my butt but I was able to do a little more than I could yesterday even (maybe I'm a little more awake today or something) but yeah, I'm gonna die again ... enough babbling.

Andrea ... sexy woman ... what is up? Okay your 101 helpful tips there are already printed out .... I haven't read them yet but I intend to as soon as I finish posting! You're awesome! I love the helpful hints! And I'm so glad you weren't ignoring me ;) I'll try your other e-mail address because the other one doesn't work ... did that make sense? Or maybe I messed it up or something, who knows but yeah ... yeah yeah. LOL Maybe I went into your junk mail? LOL Which wouldn't be very nice at all ;)

Thanks for the vitamin LOW DOWN too ... you are just my fountain of knowledge today ;) LOL I love it.

Okay chicadees I'm off to go read and who knows ... maybe I'll write a few letters (I pen pal) talk to you girls later today I'm sure!

10-30-2005, 02:14 PM
hey ladies! sorry i havent been around much. been kinda busy. its hard for me to post on weekends. i love you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! but i always read the posts even if i dont post back. i feel so skinny lately. woo hoo!@ im finally in the 50's.

:lol: have a gorgeous weekend and halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

<3 Jen

10-30-2005, 05:13 PM
hi ladies!

'sup' kelli?! great news! i got youre email!! i also tested the andrea 1 to see if it went through to you.... it wasnt in spam either. only other thing i can figre is that you accidentally used 2 l's in stead of 1 bc alot of ppl do that but its ilip not llip.... hehe.
thats so awesome you worked out.... jillians dvds must be killer im sure!

jeen!! sup there gf? we mis you round here! sounds like youre doin awesome though!!((( ))) i know how hard weekends are! my day has just flown by! never got to make ff chick sal. so i had to use canned crud... which btw: its always an awesome idea to rinse the crud outta what is in the can bf eating it bc it removes alot of the sodium.

wendyyyy!!!!! where are ya? are you playing hide n go seek?! LOL.

10-30-2005, 07:13 PM
Hey Jen! You are skinny you hot sexy thang! Being in the 150's is a good feeling once you're used to being so far over it .... I can't wait for you to hit your goal :) Woohoo!

Andrea missy ... I'm glad your emails work LOL You crack me up ... we have issues but we've got it all figured out now :)

I think Wendy is playing hide & go seek ... she was last night so I think she's still counting! Hopefully she stops soon and comes seekin ;) Wow I am a dork!

I hope you gals are all doing fabulous! :carrot:

10-30-2005, 10:15 PM
hey kell!
lol youre funny too! im glad we got it figured out too.:) btw:thanks for the invite:)

sup ladies? bad diet day....oh well. start over tomm.

10-31-2005, 12:22 AM
That's all that matters Andrea -- starting over! As long as you do ya know? Just don't run too far away from your wagon ... LOL That was weird but you get the analogy (I hope!) ;)

I hope everyone has a fabulous Monday -- I always hate Mondays but maybe just maybe I'll like tomorrow ... we'll have to wait & see I guess :)


Wide in Winnipeg
10-31-2005, 01:45 AM
99995959485.... 99995959486...Ok just joking!! :lol: Wow what a day,I think I have stopped long enough for dinner and a pee!So much to do before Nov.2,I think I got it all done though!!!I have to get the judge :judge: to make my ex sign some forms so I can take my boy to Mexico for a winter vacation,so I got all that in order and a whole bunch if other things,including carving the pumpkins!! EVERYTHING is done,except tomorrow I have to pay the bills and get my photo done for my Drivers licience.
Tuesday I go out of town again to look at a trailer to buy for summer holidays,I hope this one turns out to be nice enough,you couldn't find the last one from the garbage they had everywhere.
now the world knows what I'm up to this week!! :lol:
Well thanks for the reading material!!! I hope to get to it on Thursday!!!

I have these awsome Vitamins,they are multies but I think they do the job!!I also take 1 V-c and calcium
The calcium were keeping me up at night so now I take them just before bed so my body absorbs them as I sleep!! If I stop then start my multies I get really dizzy :dizzy: and I hate that feeling.
Well my Darlings,time to hit the fart sack,busy day tomorrow again!!
And I did not forget to welcome SKINNYLIVING to our home!! :welcome3:
Good night all and to all a good night!!!!
Wendy loo whoo :lol: (ya I need some sleep!!)

10-31-2005, 08:05 AM
Mornin girls! Well after a strange start to my diet Saturday, I restarted on Sunday and did well. Even though it is TOM. So on top of dieting, cramps and a headache, I fared pretty well... No my husband isn't missing, and no there are no fresh dirt mounds in the yard. He managed to stay off my radar for the day :) JUST KIDDING. He is always a peach! Hi Kells, how have ya been? You are one of the most enthusiastic, chipper people I think I have ever met! It's a pleasure to see you in here. Is that picture you and your little daughter? She is a cutey! Hi Andrea! Hope all is well with you! I need to take a few minutes to read your long post. I look forward to that! Hi Winnepeg! Wow, is it getting cold there yet? Hi Brodey, thanks for the warm welcome! Well, gotta finish helping my little guy get ready for school. I'll be back on later. Talk to you all then!

10-31-2005, 11:12 AM
good morning all!
LMAO kelli!!! yeah imstartin over but now im more depresed bc im up 3.5 more on top of my 3/4. i swear i really hate tjis. its p/o!!
hi eddie how ya doin?
jen wassap girlie?((( )))
wendy:((( ))) you sound overwhelmed and i just thought that might help. hang in there gf!

10-31-2005, 11:37 AM
hey girlies, happy halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

today im going to the city to the greenwich village parade, should be completley hectic and crazy, but thats what i like. and than after that im going to a comedy show called "children of the corny" lol.. should be fun. im dressed as a soldier...got on my fatigues and boots. hope everyone has a great halloween!!!!!! i love this day. maybe ill even have a few mini snickers. lol

everyone seems to be doing good, and we have a lot of new friends that i havent really got to know yet. but i will in good time.

heres a few funny quotes for everyone

"I've decided that perhaps I'm bulimic and just keep forgetting to purge." Paula Poundstone

"If nature had intended our skeletons to be visible it would have put them on the outside of our bodies." ~Elmer Rice

"Rich, fatty foods are like destiny: they too, shape our ends." ~Author Unknown

"Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!"

"The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books - how not to eat what you've just learned how to cook." ~Andy Rooney

"You know it's time to diet when you push away from the table and the table moves". ~Quoted in The Cockle Bur

"When I buy cookies I eat just four and throw the rest away. But first I spray them with Raid so I won't dig them out of the garbage later. Be careful, though, because that Raid really doesn't taste that bad." ~Janette Barber

"I bought a talking refrigerator that said "Oink" every time I opened the door. It made me hungry for pork chops." ~Marie Mott

hope everyone enjoyed that , i know i was laughin


10-31-2005, 01:20 PM
hi jenn!!! happy halloween! sounds like you love it....good for you! enjoy!!!

Wide in Winnipeg
10-31-2005, 01:21 PM
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I LOVE IT!!!!
HI girlies!!! how are you all today????I am so excited,I get to take my son out trick or treeting for the first time!!!! :cp: He is going to be ELMO,once I get a digital camera and so on I'll be posting Pics!!!HE is sooo cute!!!
Well ladies,off I go to complete my day!!!!

P.S. not very cold yet!!!It's still +7c. Very nice for this time of year!!!Usually we have snow by now!!!
See Ya!

10-31-2005, 02:52 PM
thats so exciting wendy! have fun!!!

10-31-2005, 04:47 PM
Hi ladies!!!! Thank you for all the welcomes!!!! I am excited about this and I know with all of your help to push me forward I can do it!!! I WI on Wed. I feel pretty good about it. I am sorry I am just now getting back to all of you it was a crazy weekend!!!! I hope all of you are well....chat to ya later!!!

10-31-2005, 04:52 PM
Oh Yeah!!! Happy Halloween

10-31-2005, 05:09 PM
hi courtney:)
good luck at your WI. you sound like youre doing really well!

10-31-2005, 05:20 PM
Thanks Andrea! Well I did have a set back over the weekend. My sister does not eat except once a week and when she does she likes to go to a buffet place and fill up (I know this is not healthy) I have tried to talk to her about it....anyways I went to this buffet with her and I did O.K. I mainly filled up on the salad bar. I am just drinking plenty of water and walking ALOT!!!!!! well I have to at least act like I am working :)

10-31-2005, 05:53 PM
thats great! keep it up!
im sorry that youre sister is anorexic.... thats a hard thing to deal with. i have the opposite prob....i cant stop eating.

10-31-2005, 09:09 PM
Happy Halloween girls! :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Awww Georgie you're so sweet! I try to be upbeat & enthusiastic -- lol actually I wish she was my daughter, she's my niece though! I love her to bits! Did your son dress up for Halloween? :)

Andrea ... wassssssssssssup? I hope all is just fabulous on your Halloween ... LOL Hey you almost have 1,000 posts! You go sista!

Hey miss Jen! I loved your quotes sista! You crack me up! :) Hope you're having a fabulous Halloween!

Wendy, I can't wait to see pics of your son as Elmo! How freaking cute! :)

Hey Courtney! I hope your WI goes good girl! Better not eat too much candy huh ;) Oh it's so hard though! They look so small & innocent (the candybars not the children ... LOL Sorry I make corny jokes ... LOL)

Have a great night everyone! *hugs*

Wide in Winnipeg
11-01-2005, 12:59 AM
Wow!! WHat a day!!!MY little tiny guy had such a good time trick or treating!!He even was yelling the "tick er teet"!!!I am such a proud mommy right now!!!I'm just glowing!!! Well girls,loks like I'm up 2lbs,right now I think it's ok,I'm soooo stressed :stress: :stress: :stress: I need a break. So I think this is my first comment about weight in days... :o How are you all doing??I'll chat to you all tomorrow,and catch up on the gossip!! :gossip: Until then ladies..

11-01-2005, 01:12 AM
Hi Wendy :wave: post pictures! LOL I want to see how cute your little Elmo looked! :)

11-01-2005, 07:37 AM
hi everyone!!! .. Happy Halloween! Here in DC... I joined my sister and her sons at Boo in the Zoo and received lots of cool stuff and CANDY. But I had a plan. I knew the Whole Foods will be there so I received two bags. One bag for myself of yummy healthy snacks and apples and One bag of other stuff (bad). That bag I didnt give to my nephews but I did take them my mothers job and she put in their kitchen (I am a florist in a small shop so no need to bring it to work)

Anyways GREAT TO SEE YOU ALL!! and reading everyone's post. it is great to see this thread is going to well and YAY we are in part two!!

Andrea: THANK YOU FOR THE List of things to remember for losing pounds .. that list is a great reminder !!

take care!!! and keep up the good work

11-01-2005, 11:47 AM
good morning everyone!:)
hey mis kelli, ya in da house? hope you had a great halloween! you did great workin out yesterday!

hey miss wendy! guess what girlie? youre not alone in being up...i know several of us here are including myself but we can not give up. its funny you need a break bc i think i do too which actually is sad b/c i take 1 day opff each week and i still need abreak. ive got a binging problem and i almost cracked yesterday and im trying to stay focused b/c im still not in the clear today.

hi dreadgurl:wow you did great yesterday! you should be proud!
'courtney good luckl today!

jen: come come oiut wherever you are!


11-01-2005, 12:21 PM
HI Kelli!! It was hard for me to turn down those resses cups mmm mmmm :)...I hope all of you had a fantastic Halloween and did not eat to many sweets :) Wendy I know your son was adorable!!! better get back to work...BYE!!

11-01-2005, 12:24 PM
:stars: im here im here!........yesterday was crazy. the village was insane, the costumes were amazing. i think people thought i was a real soldier yesterday it was funny. cuz it wasnt really a "costume". my bf's father is in the national guard so i just wore his stuff. i ate candy yesterday and i was totally fine with it. It was all under control. anyway i hope all had a great halloween, i know i did. lets all get psyched for another great week of workin out and eating right. i know we can do it! look how far we've come.

wendy- dont get upset....this is gonna be a long journey with up's and downs. i went a whole month stuck in the same spot. but you guys helped me to push through. you need the same thing. take a break, and then hop back on when youre ready. but dont wait too long! stick with it girly!

listen, my bf's cousin came out with a fat burner called ENVY EXTREME. i started it yesterday. Its mild, not like anything crazy (like trimspa). so anyway if you see it on the shelves, you know where it came from. hes gonna be rich! lol

today i think im gonna clean....just clean all day until i drop....my room is disgusting. clothes and papers everywhere. i cant take it anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

have a great day chickies!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

11-01-2005, 01:01 PM
hi courtney! i love reeses too!!! im proud of myself for squeeking by on 1 mini each night. prob bc i eat a reeses friend-z on saturday night they rock!! do you have a friendlys?

hi jenn!!! im glad you enjoyed youre day! real thing huh? cool. do me a fav-please be careful w that cr*p

11-01-2005, 01:45 PM
Andrea I don't think we have a friendlys I wish we did if they have something with reeses in it hehe...I could sit down and eat a whole bag of the mini ones.....enough about those I am getting a craving :) Wendy I think I might be up a lb or 2 I guess I will find out tomorrow..ugh! I am just going to drink plenty of water and eat a nice big salad with low fat ranch for dinner...Jenn sounds like you had a BLAST!!!...ya'll take care!

11-01-2005, 11:52 PM
hi guys!

well, my 80 dollar massage was a bust....i coughed the whole time:( not relaxing... ive got a dr appt tomm that im afraid of....(hey what am i NOT afraid of?!) anyone who knows rugrats im a regular chuckie finster:(

hey court: good luck! if yre up youre not alone sista!! you dont want a friendlys.... the item im referring ti is almost 900 cals!! and thats the small....the large is 1800!

are we playin hide/seek? howd we get dn this far? (((( ))))) to all.

Wide in Winnipeg
11-02-2005, 12:20 AM
well ladies,I'm really gettin' jiggy wit it!! :lol: Do you realize that I have only been using a computer for less than 2 months??!! :comp: I finally broke down and bought a web cam today,now I have to figure out how to use it!!!
Well,I must say I'm FREAKED OUT about tomorrow and feel like sitting on the couch with a bag of chips and a 2liter of pop,but I'm not going to because I would be upset with myself tomorrow.JUST SAY NO! :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: .
Hope you are all well,after tomorrow it's back to normal for me, weight loss and
exersice!!!! :D I can't wait!!!!

until tomorrow!!

11-02-2005, 02:21 AM
Hey miss thangs ... I don't have time to individually reply to everyone -- I will tomorrow though :) I had a friend over and we did a Jillian workout video ... I ate pretty good today - actually I did really good so today was a good "diet" day ... woohoo!

Miss y'all but I gotta sleep ... morning comes too fast! Damn work ;) See you manana!

11-02-2005, 08:37 AM
Good morning ladies!!! I had my WI this morning and it was not good....I am up 2lbs ugh!!!!!...I kinda feel down about because I just started but then again I have not been on it hot and heavy....I am really bad about not eating breakfast...well better get down stairs to our gym here at work and walk for about 15 minutes before I have to do real work ugh! hope all of you have a great day!!!!

11-02-2005, 11:46 AM
good morning all!:)
court: im sorry bout the 2, but as i said last night there are several of us here that are up right now so youve got company. at the moment, i myself am up 2 1/2, i only have 4 days til countdown, and i am up a total of 3 1/4 from my lowest. being sick is really killing my efforts.:(

hey miss wendy: good luck today w whatever it is that has you so stressed. im sorry, i 4got what it was. ((((( ))

good morning miss kelli! how ya doin? whatcha think of BL? (((( )))

hey there miss jen! ((( ))))) 'sup'?

11-02-2005, 12:33 PM
I am sorry you are sick Andrea I hope you feel better! Being up just makes me want to work that much harder!!!! got to go plan lunch....ya'll have a good one!!!!

11-02-2005, 12:41 PM
thank you courtney!
you can do it!! enjoy lunch...i wont be eating til later,but im having a lean beef sandwich w light mayo, veggies and some pineapple and then chicken and zucchini and a big salad and hope to eat an apple bwhile im waiting my turn to see the dr.

11-02-2005, 03:41 PM
WOW all that sounds like a great meal....good luck at the Dr. I hope all goes well....I wish I could cook...I think that is a major problem..I am trying to learn and doing pretty good..I just feel sorry for my boyfriend I keep making him try everything..hehe :) type at ya later!

11-02-2005, 04:59 PM
haha! how funny....keep trying court:) thanks for asking. the dr was a bit streessful and im happy to be home. i have to go to another one on friday and another on monday and yet another next wed. sigh.....

do u like zucchini? i make it easy. i chop it and toss it w a bit of crushed tomatoes and some ragu no sugar added sauce and then i nuke it and sprinkle parmesan on it.

Wide in Winnipeg
11-02-2005, 09:26 PM
Hello Ladies
I hope you are all well and happy!! I went to court today and managed to get supervised visits for about a year,that's good! Not exactly what I had in mind ,but it will have to do for now.
Tonight I am going out for chicken wings and 1 beer,I think I need that well deserved break tonight.I hope I don't go overboard lol :lol: See you all tomorrow

11-02-2005, 09:35 PM
hey ladies.....sorry about ur massage andrea- (i used to be a massage therapist FYI) lol. anyway......nothing really new to report.

try this its yummy- stir fry sauce: take 1 cup soy sauce or soy based teryaki sauce and add 1 tablespoon ( more or less depending on sweetness) of SPLENDA brown sugar sub. Its so good!!!!! i make it with tofu, broccoli baby corns water chestnts and bamboo shoots over brown rice.

so i wanted to try something new. how bout at the end of every night when we post, we write one thing that we are proud of for that day. I got the idea from the theme song to Biggest Loser "what have you done today to make you feel proud". so heres mine.

I am proud today b/c- i went to the gym at 7am and did the stairmaster. and i didnt binge on m+m's that were sitting on the desk at my job. woo hoo!!!!!
ur turn girlies!

11-03-2005, 12:19 AM
hi guys!
just sayin goodnight!
first giving(((((( ))))) to wendie-i know you went through **** today but join the club-so did me and kelli. enjoy yre dinner wendie!

jenn: hehe really? cool! thanks i was dissap. thanks for the recipe! and yea i was just thinkin of that!((( ))))

heres mine: i didnt binge after my drs appt(lord knows i wanted to!)

miss kelli: (((((( ))))) for you too. i hope tomm is better for all of us!

11-03-2005, 12:38 AM
Hi girlies!

Andrea -- sorry about your massage woman :( I'm proud of you for not binging though, believe me I KNOW your pain today and that's all I wanted to do was binge ... but we were both good girls! ((( )))

Jen -- I like your idea girl ... and I love that theme song to BL ... it makes me feel happy :) lol yeah, I know, I'm a big dork ;) Thanks for the recipe idea! Yum.

Wendy -- sorry for your bad day hon! (((((((((( ))))))))) lots of hugs for you!

Court -- Hey woman! :) Happy to see you posting in here!

Okay so today for me SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKED! I don't really know why, but well first of all, I was just grumpy ... the whole day wasn't SOOO bad though until this afternoon. So everyone here knows (I think I've said) there's a guy at work I dig ... well there's this gal at work who is MARRIED and 10 years older but so into him it's just wrong. Anyway, she's really thin (but really oddly porportioned and even though she says she works out all the time (I should say she BRAGS about it) she doesn't look all that great besides being a stick -- anyway, can you tell I don't like her? lol) so today she basically told me in more or less words that I was a big fat monster! Damn. We have a storage shed and Dave (the guy I like) and I reorganized it a few months ago and it was our project, well we need to do it again but this girl (Randi) was saying how "I know most storages are a tight fit" and she looked me up & down insinuating that I wouldn't fit ... OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO you have no idea how bad I wanted to pull her hair out and poke her eyes in. You guys thought I was nice. LOL No but yeah, she's just really rude and insecure. She hates that Dave & I have a really strong friendship and she wants him bad so ... she's messed up though.

Anyway, on top of that I was just feeling kinda crappy about myself and where I am in life so ... it didn't help :( But I'm gonna get some good rest and have a better day tomorrow!

Here's my proud moment:
Even after a crappy day, all I wanted to do on my way home was stop and eat Taco Bell or something bad but I went home, exercised and ate right! YAY for no binging & no bad food :)

11-03-2005, 09:25 AM
Good Morning ladies!!! I hope today goes better for ALL of you. Thanks Andrea for the Idea that sounds really good! I hope the Dr. goes better for you :)

Wendy I am glad court went well for you. that kind of thing is never a easy thing to deal with but it is great you are so positive about it!!

Jen..hey gurl...thanks for the yummy stir fry sauce!!!! I LOVE your idea too!!!

Kelli..hey! Dont let that woman ruin your day...it sounds like she is a very unhappy person and just trying to make others unhappy...I can't stand people like that!!!! plus if that guy wants what she has then you don't need him anyway because what kind of guy would he be if he knows this chick is married and still hooks up with her? just a thought.....

Since I did not post lastnight here is my proud moment...I cooked a big pot of turnips and they tasted FANTASTIC!!!!!

11-03-2005, 10:50 AM
You guys are very inspirational and for this reason, I have been reading your threads and finding some very useful advice in there.
I too am struggling with my weight. I have 13 or so lbs to lose in order to feel good about my body and believe me, it doesn't matter if one has 100 or 10 to lose, its just as difficult.
I had baby #2 9 mo ago and after gaining alot of weight(fat) during my pregnancy, I managed to shed 45 lbs so far but those pesky last ones just don't want to go anywhere.
I also recently noticed that it has gotten harder to shed pounds in comparison with my younger years~ the fact that I am turning 30 in 2 mo probably doesn't help either hu.

Anyway, that's me for now.thanks for reading and see ya

11-03-2005, 12:22 PM
good morning ladies!

(((( )))) kelli! ive come to the conclusion that some ppl are just downright a******es!! believe me i know the feeling bc ive been having my own run in this week w a person like that. i know its hard sweetie, but you cant let her get to you like that....youre doin awesome and youre worth it!!! im proud of both of us for not binging:)
hey jen!!((( ))) you did great too!
hi wendy! hope today goes better for ya!((( ))
sup courtney? thanks... i hope tomm dr goes ok im scared yet again:( (((( )))
hi ella!

Wide in Winnipeg
11-03-2005, 12:46 PM
Good morning Girls!! Boy it sound like we have all had it pretty rough the past couple days :( I am so sorry :( Hey Andrea, how you doing now,are you getting any better?? Have you been able to start a slow and easy exersice program yet? I hope you get better soon.. Hi ,Jen,great job on the exresicing !! I think I am going to just start all over with mine it became pretty sparatic lately. Kelli, You know the skinny Randi ckick is just jealous!!! Work it girl!! If it were me I'd rwally have some fun with it!!! :D ;) Welcome to Elle!!! I would give the big welcome sign but all I get is the popup blocker.

My proudest moment last night was to eat only 4 out of the 10 baked chicken wings!!Wow were they good!!!Lemon pepper!! Yummmm!!!!! And water instead of the beer!!
Until later ladies!!!
Hey Courtney, hi!! I didn't forget you hon.

11-03-2005, 12:48 PM
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11-03-2005, 12:52 PM
hi wendy!! you go girl!! thats awesome!!! thanks, but no on the exercise. the coughing is getting a little better, but i still am wheezing at times and last night had a **** of a time getting to sleep bc of the coughing. dunno wehat it is about nighttime but that seems to be when its worse at this point. i dont cough much during the day anymore.

11-03-2005, 01:10 PM
YAYYYYYY to me for turning down a footlong hot dog from my all time favorite place!!!!!! I will stick with my fabulous turnips and some chicken that I have from home for lunch....awwwww andrea I am so sorry you still feel like crap :( my mom has been sick now for about a month and she is being hard headed so she will not go to the dr. HI wendy I am glad you did not forget me!

11-03-2005, 01:58 PM
yay courtney!!!!
thats awesome!!! i hate dogs, but i have to admit that if it were something that i really really loved, i woulda found a way to compromise cuz my willpower is so weak. you go girl! im having chicken for lunch also. its leftover chicken salad from day b/f yest. actually im having chicken for dinner too but at dinner im mixing it w pasta. that reminds me: great recipe!

mix pasta(i use wheat pasta or barilla plus) w chopped chicken and FF mayo and chill. add a salad and its soon filling!

11-03-2005, 02:28 PM
god im so stressed right now!!!!!

11-03-2005, 02:46 PM
That pasta sounds good....thanks......I am sorry you are so stressed I hope whatever it is that is stressing you out works out O.K. I know your pain I am stressed out about money right now...but I went for a Job interview the other day and I am crossing my fingers I get it!! I have a job now but I do not make enough and I am just tired of doing 6 peoples jobs and not getting paid but to do one.....anyway..sorry to vent..I have to go home tonight and clean ..ugh..I have been putting it off for to long so I am going to go home and throw on some music and clean away and hope my boyfriend and his dog don't follow behind and mess it all up again :) I will try to get on our PC later at home tonight to say goodnight and read all of your proud moments for the day!

11-03-2005, 03:05 PM
(((((( ))))) courtney! thank you!!!! its insurance crud....im supposed to go for leg braces tomma and they cant find me in their pc.

i usually make that recipe for myself so what i usually do is measure out 1/2 c dry elbows and i use 4-5 oz chopped chicken.
im sorry youre feelin stressed too. i hope you get that job!! happy cleaning.....i love music too!

11-03-2005, 04:12 PM
hey ladies......whats wrong andrea?

Wide in Winnipeg
11-03-2005, 04:21 PM
I had a can of lima beans for lunch. They were so good! Really!! Think of the fiber content,and high protien,only 194cals per can!! This will be my proud moment of the day!! I chose veggies over the bucket of halloween candy!!
I would love to have a hot dog with tons of bacon,cheese,onions,banana peppers,and mustard!!!oh well,maybe next year!! :D

11-03-2005, 04:32 PM
hi guys!!
thanks jen...

its insurance crud....im supposed to go for leg braces tomma and they cant find me in their pc.

hi wendy! great job!!!

11-03-2005, 04:52 PM
wendy: i hate limas but beans are loaded w protein and fiber. i use all sorts of kinds in salads in lieu of croutons.

11-03-2005, 08:55 PM
hey guys!
where is everyone?! lol
well just got bk from my group. think i just got the boost i needed...my ww leader wants a set of pics for the brag corner of this group now too(im already up in the sat. group, my WI.)
so i think goin to group was my moment for the day:)

((((((( ))))) to all

11-03-2005, 10:34 PM
hey there ladies,

andrea- what are we gonna do with you? lol wtg with your meeting!

wendy- i wish i could eat a can of lima beans w/o dry heaving, lol. it is so hard for me to eat veggies. i got this veggie powder (greens) i mixed it w/ cranberry juice but it was awful. props go out to you!

courtney-good luck with your potential job!

so yesterday i called my boss to see if she would raise my houry wage (i just started working there, shes an old friend, its 45 min away) anyway, i called and said "listen, i really want to help you out but its just too far for me to drive for what i am making" ( i said it very nicely) meanwhile im thinking that she'll offer me at least 2 more dollars an hour. but no, she basically had no response which left to say "umm, ok ill guess ill just come by some time to pick up my tools" (im a pet groomer). whatever, it was only 2 days a week anyway but you'd think she would at least be concerned like "well how much were you looking for? or how much gas does it take?" i dunno....i agreed to help her only bc she needed someone for the holidays and i figured she would be a little knowledgable about salaries since we worked together. lol im really venting here. oh well. another one bites the dust.

my proud moment for today- i made faux cauliflower mashed "potatos" and they were pretty good. oh and i went to a store and tried on pants......i tightly fit into a size 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! woo hoo.. size 8 was my lowest last year. (size 16 being my highest)

have a good night chickies!

11-03-2005, 11:06 PM
hi jen!!!!
you hang in there ok? youre worth more than 2 dollars!!:) ppl can be so crappy and im finding that out alot lately.
veggie powder? i think im puking. do u like black beans? kidney beans? gorbanzo? theyre just as high but taste great if you drain and rinse em first.
i think my moment tomm will prob end up being if i can get thriugfh my appt w/o binging bc i know ill be goin through ****.

Wide in Winnipeg
11-03-2005, 11:21 PM
Tonight I had a Micalina lasagna frozen dinner YUCK,I love paste but come on ..what are they thinking with this stuff?? Oh well that was dinner.
Hey Jen, sorry about the job.. Here in Canada they get like 12 dollers an hour! I think thats pretty good,don't you??
Hi Andrea, great job ! I am sooo impressed!!
Hi Courtney,GL on the potential job!!
Where did our other girls go?? I think I will go looking for them tomorrow!!
G'night girls

11-03-2005, 11:36 PM
lmao wendy! i know what ya mean.... yuck! not into frozen food! sweet dreams!

11-04-2005, 02:37 AM
hey ladies! I'm still not feeling great so I'm not gonna say much tonight but I read everyone's post and you're all just awesome! I think it's time for my monthly visit and I'm just such a damn grump this month and so emotional ... I keep crying and crying and I'm out of control ... other than that, I ate good today and did my Jillian workout.

I'll be back tomorrow and hopefully in better spirits so I can actually converse with my girls! :)

11-04-2005, 09:32 AM
well I did not make it on here lastnight.....I made chicken lastnight and my Bf wanted mashed potatos and corn so I fixed him that and I had the chicken with pinto beans and my turnips..so that was pretty good....Jen I hope everything works out for you and the job thing...it is so hard to know what you do is worth more then what you are getting paid and you feel like you can't do anything about it...but I know you will find something

Kelli I hope you feel better!!!

Andrea good luck today I hope all goes well for you!!!!

Wendy! I like lima beans but I am a country gurl so I love my pintos and I did not even eat the corn bread with them...I also like kidney beans I really like all beans I love just about every veggie too....sometimes I wonder how I got so fat to begin with :)

11-04-2005, 11:11 AM
tgif ladies!!!!
hiya courtney! sup? good job on that meal last night! you know what? if you want mashed spuds all yopuhave to do is replace the butter w butter spray and use ff milk or instant chicken broth and presto no fat and 1 spud is only like 100 cals.
thanks for the luck! i need it....ive been through this before and its not pleasant.

miss kelli: you never have to aplologize to us we all feel that way! hope you are feelin better? (((((( ))))))

jen:hey girl! whatcha up to? ready for the weekend? (((( )))

well tomm is my WI, and im up another 1/2 bringing my accumulated gain since ive been sick to 1 1/4 lbs.

11-04-2005, 01:43 PM
im leaving for my appt scared to death:(

11-04-2005, 05:48 PM
ok i guess im talking to myself....

my appt actually
wasn't AS BAD but then again he didn't do nothing to me bc we decided that since i dont wear the ones i have that we would use them to make smo's on a trial basis and if that works then he will make new ones. if not he will make a longer pair so itll take bout a week

11-04-2005, 07:05 PM
hey ladies, thanx for all the support! my mind is blank right now.... ill be back on later tonight. i had a really busy day. 22 dogs.... all hairy beasts. lol. plus we didnt have our bather today. so my back feels like i lifted a truck. this all being after an hour at the gym this morning. im beat. so i guess i do have something to say. lol wow im out of it. haha plus im sitting in my computer chair in a towel and my hair is dripping down my back. im too tired to get dressed. aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh at least i can laugh about it. you guys take care.

love ya's

11-04-2005, 07:57 PM
lol jenn! feel better! (((( )))))

Wide in Winnipeg
11-04-2005, 10:41 PM
Hi Chickies ,
Hope you are all well today...Andrea,glad to hear your appt. wasn't as bad as you thought it would be..can I ask what the leg braces are meant for??
Jen,sorry to hear you are a little out of it today,happens to all uf us at one time or another,personally I think I was born out of it!!!! :lol:
Hi Courtney! Glad to hear I'm not the only one that has a bean fetish!! :D
Kelli,don't apologise for PMS ,I am the ultimate grump!My poor boy has to put up with me every month(hehehe),I guess I'm not that bad,he hasn't tried to run away...yet!!
Well girls,guess I should go give my tiny bubbles a bath...
My feel good thing of the day is not related to diet or exersice,but I will tell you anyway,I found an old friend from school that I have been thinking about for years,nice to have that contact again!!!
By the way,I am doing a 2 day fast starting tomorrow so don't ask what I ate,sadly the answer will be NOTHING.. :cry: :cry: :cry: Wish me luck!!
Very soon we have to figure out how to start another thread...onlt 4 pages left!

11-04-2005, 11:01 PM
Hey there! How's my favorite girls?

I'm still PMSing so stand back ;) I'm actually feeling a little better today ... not so grumpy & fragile ... which is a good thing! :)

Anyway ... how are YOU all? Tomorrow is my weigh in day and I'm really nervous, I really don't think I even lost ONE lousey pound but PMS is always bloating me and I remember when I did WW a few years ago I would always lose it all the week after I started and awww that was better! But yeah, it's still gonna piss me off because I've been working out EVERYDAy and eating good. Damnit! Though, I will still have hope that I lost ... keep your fingers crossed for me girlies!

Well ... I really need to take a shower, I am going into work tomorrow morning to work with my love Dave and this hilarious gal Rochelle and I'm not sure how long we're gonna stay but I'm sure it's gonna suck :( But I want to just be able to get up, throw my hair up and get the heck out ... you know?

Well my girls ... Andrea, Jen, Wendy, Courtney ... all y'all ... much love to you girlies! (((( )))

11-04-2005, 11:02 PM
hi wendy!!!!
fasting???? that doesnt sound good!
lol on pms!!!

anyway, it wasnt bad YET but it will be bc ive been through this before..... i have cerebral palsy:)
have fun w yre friend!
gnite jen, court and miss kelli!(((( ))))))
btw: my moment was not binging under my stress

11-04-2005, 11:09 PM
:dance: i feel better now :dance:

wendy- i recently got in contact with an old friend too. its the best feeling! good for you! good luck on your fast.

andrea-thanx for the hugs!

hmmmmmm my proud moment for today is..................that i dreaded my circuit training this morning but got through it twice. i hate it! i love cardio, but weights? im not a big fan. but i know i want to be toned when this weight comes off. so i grin and bare it.

also i looked at my butt in the mirror the other day and it looked and felt tighter! thats my mushy spot, lol. i got a big ol butt! but it slowly getting smaller.

i just read some success stories and im feeling very motivated again. i cant express enough how much this website has helped me stay on track. im actually getting teary eyed thinking about it. i cant believe how far ive come. and all the obstacles we've all gone through together! im just really emotional today. anyway you guys are the best.
luv ya's

11-04-2005, 11:12 PM
so funny...i guess we all posted at the same time.....cuz the last post i saw was wendys. anyway, good luck with ur WI kelli! good for you andrea!

night night

11-05-2005, 12:00 PM
i think we all DID post at same time bc i didnt see jenns or kelli's post til just now..

wendy good luck on your fast!
jen: that rocks! its a great feeling! good for you!!
hey miss kelli! im glad youre feelin better! i know tom sucks i just got over mine. good luck with your wi!(((( ))))

hi court! how are ya?
(((((( )))) to all! yall are the best!
i had my final wi..... no gain but i am still up 3/4 from last week dammit! grrrr!!

Wide in Winnipeg
11-05-2005, 03:38 PM
Hey we all did post around the same time!1Pretty soon we can all have PMS together too!! Funny how that works!Well day 1 of my fast,it is part of my workout tape series,which I will be starting all over..starting today with the fast! iT IS A 6 WEEK DEAL AND HOPE TO BE DOWN TO 125-128 BY THE END OF IT,I am not hungry ...yet.if I do get to hungry or if my hypogloxemia acts up I will have to have something ie: banana,apple or whatever as long as it has natural sugars. No worries I won't bonk out on you guys :dizzy: :faint: :headache: Have a great day ladies and thanks for the luck,I need it!!My son is sitting here with a big bag of cheese doodles and it's killing me!! :nono: :love: :fr: :tantrum: :censored: Had to get them all in!! :lol:
Love ya,

11-05-2005, 04:46 PM
hi wendy!

Wide in Winnipeg
11-05-2005, 07:16 PM
Hi Andrea!! What's up,girlfriend?? :dance: :hyper: So far so good on this fast!

11-05-2005, 08:05 PM
Hey girlies!
That's awesome about your fast Wendy! Damn I don't know how you do it but I'm super proud :)
Andrea, what's up darlin? Hey Jen! Hey Court! Hope you guys are doing awesome!

I just got home from work -- I worked for 7 and 1/2 hours today! Dang huh? I need the money so getting paid time & 1/2 is a good thing for me for sure! :)

Though this morning I had a HUGE HISSY fit ... still not thrilled ... I got on the scale and didn't lose ANYTHING .... not even a little baby movement. oh I was so pissed off! I did good this week, no eating bad and I worked out EVERYDAY! What should I do? I'm just livid! Though I do notice inches missing ... just a little different, like a little more toned or something ... but no pounds. Which is really weird since it was my 1st week of this ... usually on my first week I drop the most! ARGHHHHHH! I'm mad. LOL Can you tell?

Anyway, I'll get over it and keep plugging away at this .... hopefully I start to see a change on the darn scale ... if it's still the same next Saturday, I am gonna quit eating. LOL ;)

Love to you all!

11-05-2005, 08:09 PM
Hi Kells!!! You mentioned that you have been working out. Of course, you know that muscle weighs more than fat so perhaps you have lost fat but gained muscle! Anyway, don't worry girl...you're gonna be gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11-05-2005, 08:17 PM
Thanks Georgie ... I'm trying to be optimistic about it but I swear if it doesn't change next Saturday I will like go to everyone's house in my neighborhood & break all their scales ... I hate scales! LOL No but thanks for the support girl! :)

Wide in Winnipeg
11-05-2005, 08:53 PM
:lol: I hate scales too!! That's why mine is still in the van, Man, wat I would do for a cookie :cookie: Instead I am going to do a light ab workout! :workout: and ride my bike for 20 mins :bike: I think that will be enough for tonight. My proudest moment for today is not cheating on this fast......yet!I'll probable be back later!!
Ciao for now,

11-05-2005, 09:14 PM
hi ladies!!
wassup wendy? better you than me! lol. i dunno how you do it either.

special (((( ))) for my girl kelli...im so sorry hon, but i literally feel your pain on this one! it sux but all you can do is keep pluggin'!

lmao on that scale thang!! sux you worked so long today.
hi georgie:)

hey courtney~!

Wide in Winnipeg
11-05-2005, 10:44 PM
Hey...What do you all think...will one little yogert hurt?? :lol:

11-05-2005, 11:57 PM
hey wendy we musta posted at same time again...lol

no i dont think it would. have you considered doing a fruit n veggie fast? or a protein fast? either of those would be healthier than no food

Wide in Winnipeg
11-06-2005, 12:58 AM
Hi Andrea ! I am doing a protien fast,its in shake form all liquid!! Like a meal supplement about 100cals a shake! 300 a day,1day left! I'm off to bed soon,early so I'm not tempted!!See ya all tomorrow!
Wendy :cb:

11-06-2005, 03:42 AM
hey girls....so i weighed myself today, lost nothing. but im used to my slow weight loss by now. dont worry kelli, if you keep at it you'll be where you wanna be. you just gotta stick through the slow parts. good luck with your fast wendy. i dont think i could do it. whats up andrea? how ya been?

its 2:30 am and i just got back from a party. and i avoided all cake and candy at all costs. i so wanted to dive in the bowl of peanut M+M's but i didnt. i guess thats my moment for today. and i danced the night away with my friends. i guess i got my workout!

i gotta get to bed sometime today.

oh yeah, my boss called me and offered me a lot more money. of course i accepted. so it all worked out. im feelin good today.

look here for silly party pics....if you have patience to look through them, im the one in the pink and blue striped hat. and blue sweater/tank top.


Wide in Winnipeg
11-06-2005, 12:51 PM
hey there sweetpea,
You look great in those pics!!!! Have a great day eveyone !! Day 2 of the fast! No head aches....yet!Chat soon!

11-06-2005, 02:44 PM
hi wendy!! sounds like ya doin good!((( )))
hey jeeeeen!!!! congrats on the moola!! great job on no candy gf! get some sleep.((( ))))

i guess my moment was choosin lf choco milk over soda, no soup over creamed brocolli(outta chicken noodle) and a small friendz over large

Wide in Winnipeg
11-06-2005, 07:46 PM
;) you know I could have sworn that I posted today..... After Andrea... I think I am loosing it! Time to eat something.I think I am going to have some Liptons Chicken noodle soup!!I love that stuff! Just the broth though! have to keep the liquids going(like those tiny noodles are solid!!) Until later girls

11-06-2005, 09:05 PM
you are so funny wendy!! guess i shouldnt mention my pizza...lol.

here are my nsv's for today:

went to pizza hut and ate only 2 cheeseticks not 3
a personal pizza w cheese which i blotted
left half my soda(regular)

Wide in Winnipeg
11-07-2005, 12:37 AM
well,I made it through one of the hardest things I ever done!! :dance: :dance: :dance: now I have to go out to the van and weigh myself!! :D :lol: I am such a loser!! :lol: Anyway,I am having a mushroom omlette in the morning!!!or maybe bean and cheese!!! I will only use the egg whites ff cheese and whatever,I am not going overboard,I think I shrunk my stomach some!
ooooh pizza!!!