Weight Loss Support - Who doesnt want a little daily support?
01-12-2006, 12:04 PM
Good morning ladies!
This morning i was reading a whole bunch of new posts and decided i would really really like a group to check in with and be accountable for everyday. A little daily support and check in.
Instead of joining one thats already started i decided why not start a new one... theres got to be other girls who need a little daily support too!! So hopefully some of you will want in! We can choose a name and meet some new people who are going through the same things we are!
As for me here are my "stats"...
I would really love to hear from some girls who need a little inspiration everyday! Kate
01-12-2006, 09:03 PM
I would love it too. It would be great to have daily support especially the days that you're struggling. I am in this support group, and looking forward to offer my support and as well as recieve. Here are my stats:
Occupation: Stay at home mom, and MBA student
01-12-2006, 10:09 PM
GREAT! Im so excited that even if its just us or a hundred more someone is interested. I know today i had a great day and I couldnt wait to come home and post about it. Ate GREAT and worked out for an hour. Thats so awesome that you are so close to your goal! Im so far but every gym day counts! Hope you are having a great day!:carrot:
01-13-2006, 01:08 AM
I am glad you had great day. In my case, it wasn't so great. I did my hour workout :ebike: but had little bit trouble with my eating. But its okay, I can dust myself off and move on. And :welcome3: to the group tipsygypsy, join us whenever you come back from your trip. We'll be here I am sure. I am very happy that I have support buddies, even though I know everyone is one big support group on this site. Its getting harder and harder for me!!! I've been working so hard and haven't lost anything for couple of months. Well, I'll get there its just matter of time.
Once again, happy to be in the group!!! Looking forward to it!!!
Coal Miners Wife
01-13-2006, 01:12 AM
I am new here, and would love to join in. I could have used the support today, actually. lol
Starting Weight: 162
Current Weight: 155
Goal Weight: 140
01-13-2006, 01:14 AM
:welcome: Coal Miners Wife!!! Likewise I could use the support today too. Its been little hard, but all we can do is just move on. We'll make it through together!!!
01-13-2006, 07:38 AM
Good morning ladies! Im so glad to see we have some new people... I was a little worried at first. I have a little good news. Today i weighed myself and i am officially down 5lbs. :carrot: I hope everyone has a good eating day today! Ive got to go back to my gross fiber One cereal before im late for work!
tsots~ Thank you for being willing to join up with me in this first! You already seem so supportive and i look forward to your posts!! Keep with it they start to come off eventually and if nothing else you are building the habits to keep a healthy lifestyle from now on! Good luck today!
TypsyGypsy~ Post with us till thursday and then we want to hear from you when you come back. Sometimes life stands in the way... Just the way it works! I hope you have a great time on vay cay!!
Coalminerswife~ Welcome welcome !! Youve come to the right place! Cant wait to hear more from you...
Can you tell im a little pumped about these 5lbs?? Could i use one more exclamation point?
Have a great day.
01-13-2006, 11:14 AM
Hello all! I've been calorie counting since May of 2005 and I exercise 6 days a week. Looking foward to getting to know all of you.
01-13-2006, 11:17 AM
That is awsome Kate. Wow down 5 lbs. This is going to be great. I am really looking forward to everyone's posts here. Welcome getncontrol. All I want to say is lets do this ladies. We're going to make it, it will be hard but we will make it together.
01-13-2006, 12:26 PM
I could use the support too. I haven't started losing any weight yet, but I'm here and doing my best.
I've been doing the gym for about a month now, but was sick for 2 weeks and actually gained about 5 pounds back.
Here are my stats:
As you can see, I have a long way to go!!
01-13-2006, 12:28 PM
01-13-2006, 02:13 PM
:welcome2: Lisa, great to have you here with us! Its okay, you can't change the fact that you were sick. All you can do is just move on, lose the 5 lbs that were gained and then some.:carrot: We'll do this together, all of us. We can stick together, and support each other when we're down, and encourage each other.
I've had pretty good day so far. I've did my hour cardio and weights this morning. Had my cereal for breakfast, and planning on having small portion of spagetti for lunch. Also, thinking about going out to do some more cardio for this afternoon, but I'll have to see about that.
I hope everyone is having great day!!!!
01-13-2006, 04:57 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome.
I definitely am doing my best to exercise this year.
I did four days this week, which is a big thing for me!! I'm trying real hard, I even have a food/exercise journal to mark down what I've been doing.
I want to keep myself accountable for what I eat and what exercise I do.
01-13-2006, 07:09 PM
Hey girls! Im so glad weve had such a great response to my post!
I wanted to tell those of you who are interested or use a food and activity journal about fitday.com. I use it and love it. Its self explainitory so i wont waste precious post space. Try it out and see what you think! I love it. It makes me accountable and shows me how im doing in so many different ways. I hope everyone is having a good day! :cb:
01-13-2006, 08:05 PM
I use fitday too, and I love it. I used to have a notebook that I wrote down everything, but now its much easier with fitday.
01-14-2006, 10:20 AM
I've used fitday too and still do when I bake to find out proper counts. Mostly I journal everything on paper. It makes me be honest with myself about what I'm eating. Hope you all have a good weekend!
01-14-2006, 04:13 PM
Just want it to check with everyone. I hope everyone is having great saturday. Its so nice out today here in NE. I went for my morning cardio and did hour long cardio. I am thinking about taking my son out for walk. I usually put him on his stroller and walk around the neighborhood about an hour or so. I usually workout at least an hour and a half everyday, but for this week I feel so run down. So, I am doing just hour long cardio a day, and some weights. Well, anyways,I hope everyone is doing wonderful.
01-14-2006, 04:54 PM
Hello there everyone. Today marks one week that I have been trying harder to be healthier. I don't have that much weight to lose, but the weight I have on me still makes me feel bad. I only lost one pound this week so I am a little mopey today. Feeling fat. My clothes won't fit well again until I lose another 4 pounds or so. UGH.
Currently, I am trying to eat five fruits and veggies a day. I am also entering my food into fitday every day, aiming for roughly 1600 calories a day, and hoping to burn off 200 through exercise.
I am not counting throughout the day though, I am just trying to eat reasonably and up my exercise from 3 walks a week. I don't want to do strict counting this time....it makes me rebel. I am hoping I can lose about a pound a week, to be back at a happy weight by early April.
Biggest food challenges lately- chocolate turtle chex mix and Stewart's Light Icc Cream Medieval Madness flavor
Yummiest healthy food lately - salad with spring lettuce, dried cranberries (1T) almonds 1T, slices of clementines, and Newman's light raspberry dressing. Yum.
teacher turned stay at home mom
01-14-2006, 09:03 PM
Michelle~ Welcome!!! Today is a week for me too and i know that its slow going at first. Im a nanny which is as close as i can get to being a sahm! I know its not easy to always eat right when you spend half the day handing out graham crackers and goldfish! I think your plan sounds great to take it off slow to keep it off! Great job! I look forward to hearing more about it... you should be proud of that pound. Its one closer than last week and puts you closer to your goal! Congrats! kate
01-14-2006, 09:09 PM
Losing one pound a week means you're doing it right! I know that losing more than one would be great, but it probably not going to be all fat, and you don't want to lose your muscle. Before you know it you will be at your goal weight!!! Keep up the good work!!!
Kate, I know about handing out the Graham, and goldfish.. etc. I am stay at home mom, and my son is almost 2 years old. So, basically he munches on things throughout the day. He wants goldfish and then changes his mind and wants some graham. I really try hard to pick uneaten crackers and put it away, but unfortunetly often times it ends up in my mouth. :carrot:
01-14-2006, 11:17 PM
I think it's great to have a little spot for daily support, cause I sure could use it on some days!!!
"We can do it!!!"
01-15-2006, 12:18 AM
01-15-2006, 07:45 AM
Good morning everyone!
I think we need a name. And do we need to move to another part of the forum or are we okay here?
I was so pumped at the beginning of the week and yesterday and today I just feel negative. I think it is the fact that it is almost TOM and so I am bloated and feel achey. Here's hoping that by tomorrow I feel pumped again.
goal for today - get through b-day luncheon for good friend (at diner type place) and eat as healthfully as possible
Kate I live in upstate NY. Queensbury.......near Lake George, Glens Falls, Saratoga. Ever heard of it?
Any ideas for a name?
01-15-2006, 10:59 AM
I think a name is a great idea. I had originally hoped someone would come up with one when i started the post because i didnt think i could. So post your ideas girls!
Michelle i have heard of saratoga... Hows the weather there this time of year? I think you already know what buffalo is like right now. :( Not exactly the best time to go out to exercise!
Well i havent eaten well the past two days. Ive stayed in my cals but its still not good food. So im just hovering. I hate that. The next two days im really buckling down and then getting back on my regular track. I hope everyone else is having a good day. THINK THINK THINK about a name!!!
01-16-2006, 07:05 AM
It is -5 this morning. Brrrrrr. It is cold like Bufflao, but we generally get less snow.
I am feeling less TOM symptoms today.....going to try and get back in the groove. Kids are home today but I am still hoping to squeeze in exercise.
I will try and think of a name.
Here's hoping everyone has a day full of positive, powerful thinking.
01-16-2006, 10:39 AM
Good morning ladies!! Sorry, I can't think of name. I've never been that creative. :dizzy: Had a good weekend, I went a little overboard on my free meal but no weight gain so that's good.
01-16-2006, 11:50 AM
Good Morning Ladies!!! Its cold out here in Omaha too. It was so nice day, it was 62 degrees out. I took my son out for a walk, we walked around the neighborhood about hour and a half. This morning I went to the gym, and did my cardio for an hour. I have class tonight, so need to get ready for that. I'll think about some names too. Have a wonderful and healthy day ladies!!!
01-16-2006, 09:15 PM
What an awful day today! I haven't had a hungry day like this since I weighed over 200lbs. I felt like I was starving all day. I managed to keep my calories in check though. Yay for will power!! :carrot: How is everyone else doing?
01-17-2006, 10:26 AM
I'm back. Hope all had a good weekend.
Here's to a good week.
01-17-2006, 10:54 AM
Hi everyone I would love to join!!
01-19-2006, 10:58 AM
HEELLLLLOOOOOOOO!! What happened to the daily support??? Come on ladies how was your day yesterday, what's the plan for today??
I had a great day yesterday and so far so good today.
01-20-2006, 01:40 PM
hey girls. Im miserable today. On tuesday nite i cheated. Big time. I was feeling horrible and invinsible at the same time. I ate junk. Alot of junk. That morning my scale had said 145.5 and the next morning it said something totally outragous like i was back up to 150lbs. I know it was probably mostly water and whatever but today is friday and ive been fighting everyday and now it says 147.5. Whats the deal? I didnt eat that much i just didnt eat good food. Im so upset and i cant seem to get it back to where i was. Ive been eating super clean, getting my exercise and taking care of myself. Ive stayed at 1200 calories because i dont want to go into starvation mode to make it go back down. Whats going on??? Any one have any Ideas? Kate
01-20-2006, 02:57 PM
Its going to be alright, Kate. Like you've mentioned its probably mostly water weight. When I overeat, then the next day I am always much heavier than the previous day. But I know that its impossible for me to gain 5 lbs overnight. So, its water weight, so I usually increase my water intakes and eat healthier and exercise and my weight goes down in no time. Keep doing what you're doing and you'll be back in no time. I know its so frustrating, but if you keep doing what you're doing, then you'll reach your goal no matter how many bumps you face during the process. Just don't give up!!! I know how it feels, because I just went through it for myself. I was so bad on my eating almost all last week, so my weight was way up. This week, I've been eating healthier and my weight is finally coming down to where it was. Sorry for rambling but just give it a day or so, and you'll be fine.!!!
01-20-2006, 03:02 PM
Its been few days since I've posted. Well, my days are going pretty good. Since I was OP for last week, my weight was up. I was very frustrated, but I've been good this week, and its finally coming down. Tomorrow is going to tough day, because its my son's birthday. We're going to have big party, and my sister and I are planning on cooking several dishes from back home. Party startes at 7 pm, and I need to really watch out my portions, and what I am eating. I know it will be hard, but I am going to try really hard to stay on program. Well, I am glad getncontrol having great day! :carrot:
Kate hang in there, and it will okay!
01-22-2006, 06:27 PM
Hey ladies!!! How is everybody doing? I hope everyone is doing great. I am just checking with everyone. I am doing alright, it was great last night at my son's birthday party. A lots of friends came over, and couple of friends of mine arrived, and I haven't seen one of them for a year, and another one for over a three years. They were so surprised to see me. They said I looked great and tiny. It was great to hear that!!! lol. Well, anyways, my eating didn't go according to plan, but its okay. I am back on the wagon today!!!
01-22-2006, 09:13 PM
Hey Everyone!! I am doing pretty well, I haven't slipped up too much :) and joined Curves yesterday, and I am excited to start it tommorrow, I think more exercise will really help with the weight loss and make me feel better. I hope everyone else is doing great!!
01-24-2006, 11:52 AM
Where is everyone?? LOL!
I joined WW this weekend. I've already lost 2.5 pound before I started, so I'm well on my way.
Off to spinning class in a bit.
01-24-2006, 08:04 PM
Can I join in?
Although I don't have much to lose, I am full of admiration for those of you who have lost any. I've been trying for two years, although on reflection I've probably put much more thought into it than anything practically :o
So far today, I've eaten porridge with yoghurt for breaky and a cup of coffee. Will go and lift some weights now and report back tomorrow. All the best everyone.:)
01-24-2006, 10:03 PM
Hey ladies!!! Welcome High C, I am glad you're joining!!! How's everyone doing with their program. I hope everyone is doing better than I am. Well, after my son's birthday party on saturday, I went right back on the wagon, but today didn't go according to plan. I overate but its okay, I will go back on it tomorrow, and hopefully get back to where I was in no time.
01-25-2006, 06:25 PM
Hope everyone's going well and that something positive happened in your life yesterday, even if it wasn't weight-wise. I had the yummiest meals yesterday:
Breaky: Porridge and yoghurt, coffee
Lunch: Chicken salad coated in oil on my lovely (best) Wedgewood plate
01-25-2006, 06:36 PM
ARGG! Note to self - never use Tab key while typing here!
So lunch. Plus a glass of white wine
Afternoon tea: Cup of tea
Dinner: Fried salmon with lemon salsa, avocado and mango salad, and a mixed salad with balsamic vinegar and a small dinner roll with a smigeon of butter
Glass of white wine
King Island cinnamon yoghurt with blueberries and strawberries
Exercise: Upper body weights workourt
Weight today: 57.20 - down .300kg while eating yummy foods :carrot:
At the moment am wearing two pedometers and one says 334 steps while the other says 214 steps. Hmm. Hopefully will have it worked out by tomorrow.:dizzy:
Have a great day everyone.
01-25-2006, 09:49 PM
hey...Ive been M.I.A. for a while again. You guys now how i fell off for like two days and now im back on. I wanted to pass on something... Hungry-girl.com. Its great. seriously. They specialize in food that doesnt taste diety. Its really helped me stay on the wagon. Im back down to 146 as of this morning! Thats some good news.. ill check back in tomorrow kate
01-26-2006, 07:07 PM
Hello everyone, just checked in for my daily dose of accountability.
Kate, it's great to hear that you're back on track:) Lisa, I think a lot of people have lost weight with W.W. tell us how you're going with your points. Tsots hope everything is going well after the birthday party hiccup.
Breaky: Porridge, yoghurt and coffee
Lunch: Ham, salad, 1 slice bread and glass of white wine
Afternoon Tea: Cup of tea and slice of mango
Dinner: Lamb chop with mint sauce, honied (sp?) carrots and corn, b-b-q potato and the obligatory glass of wine :p
Supper: King Island yoghurt and 1/2 banana
Exercise: Lower body workout
Daily personal goal reached: went to Science Centre with dh and kids
And because when I jumped on the scales this morning I was down to 56.9kgs, I allowed myself to take out of the box and wear for the first time a cute little pair of shoes that I had bought in the Boxing Day sales :D
Hope everyone is having a great day and look forward to hearing how you went.
01-27-2006, 03:46 PM
Good morning ladies,
I weigh the same today as yesterday but I guess at least I haven't gained.
Breaky: Porridge with yoghurt, coffee
Lunch: Ham, salad with balsamic vinegar, creamy sweet potato and potato salad, glass of white wine
Afternoon tea: 1/2 mango, cup of tea
Dinner: Creamy balsamic mushrooms with spaghetti, salad and small dinner roll with itsy, bitsy bit of butter, glass of white wine
Supper: Small bit of ice-cream with blueberries
Hmm, looking at that I probably had far too much cream.:o Live and learn:)
Exercise: 10,000 steps
Non-weight goal: Put a zip in a skirt, however decided didn't like the skirt, took the zip out, threw away the skirt, kept the zip
Non-weight little luxury: My aforementioned shoes:D
Hope everybody's doing well :cheer: Have a great day:wave:
01-28-2006, 03:47 PM
Good morning peoples. Am very pleased that I didn't get discouraged yesterday and pig out because the scales are down to 56.65 today.:)
Breaky: Coffee (had to go out so missed my usual porridge)
Morning tea: Low fat carmel latte
Lunch: Tuna, salad with balsamic vinegar, creamy potato and sweet potato salad, white wine
Dinner: Chicken and vegies with pasta, glass of white wine
Supper: Yoghurt with blueberries
Indulgence: 1 Chocolate Lindt ball - yum!
Personal goal: Took way, way, way overdue library books back
Exercise: 10,000 steps
Non-food treat: Bought myself the book 'desperate husbands'
Here's hoping everyone has a super Sunday today :goodvibes
01-28-2006, 06:16 PM
i love this may i join too?
i am so pleased to read about everyones new habits. it is very encouraging. every time i make a move i ask myself. "can i do this forever? i need to be resonable. i have quit sugar and hope it never passes my lips again. for me sugar = belly fat. ugh.
i have been working out on the eliptical almost every day for a month. the key to success for me is cranking really good tunes. i hang in there sometimes for the music!
01-28-2006, 06:25 PM
Hey Ladies!!! Its been couple of days since I've posted!!! Well, hasn't been any changes, except that I was sick since tuesday. I got food poisoned, and was sick and basically in bed for few days. I am feeling better today. I haven't worked out since monday, so I am going back to it as soon as I am 100%. I am thinking probably start back on Monday. I am glad everyone is doing great!!! Will check back later!
01-29-2006, 11:38 PM
Lovebug, it's great to have you here, too. I had unwrapped a chocolate Lindt ball but when I read your post, I rewrapped it and put it back in the fridge.:carrot: So, thank you. That's my thought exactly! If I can't keep it up pretty much forever, there's no point (for me anyway) to do it. Hence, no diet is going to work for me unless I can have coffee and wine :) Tsos, you've gone from one extreme to another, birthday party to food poisoning.:( I hope that you're better soon. Not having had it, is it similar to the flu? and how long would it take to get out of your system? and what did you eat that caused it?
Today: weigh the same as yesterday
Breaky: Back to porridge and yoghurt
Lunch: Store brought vegie fritata with salad and dressing
1 glass white wine
1 coffee with dash of Baileys
Afternoon tea: Cup of tea
Dinner: Steak with buttered mushrooms, carrots and beans, b-b-q slices of potato, glass of red wine
Non-food goal achieved: gave myself a manicure and painted my toenails (been meaning to do it for ages - so now I don't have grotty looking nails;) )
Exercise: Upper body workout
Non-food treat: Dh and I took the kids to a great park; AND I had a bubble bath with scented candles (although that may have been a necessity because my son uses the toilet in there. Maybe that will be one of my goals tomorrow/today - clean the kid's toilet :dizzy: )
Funny for the day: A second helping of dinner contains no calories, as long as it is eaten directly from the plate of leftovers while standing at the kitchen counter:D
Something nice: The only difference between an extraordinary life and an ordinary one is the extraordinary pleasures you find in ordinary things - ********* Vienne
Have a great day everyone!;)
01-31-2006, 01:28 PM
Hope everyone has been doing well. I've been quite busy and haven't posted in awhile.
I've lost 4.1 pounds so far with WW. I'm very pleased about it and it encourages me to exercise more and try harder to lose more!!! :carrot:
Hope to hear how you guys are doing. Hope it's well.
01-31-2006, 06:14 PM
Hi everyone! I'm not sure if I'll really be a good member since I can't do weight check-ins very regularly-- I don't even own a scale. :( But I do weekly measurements so I can post those, and I can certianly commiserate with daily ups and downs!
Ht: 5'7.5" (and yes, that half inch matters ;) )
Occupation: student, part-time librarian
Today has been a very good day. Lots of water, 110 minutes of walking, and I've been really good about food. :angel: I hope I can keep up the momentum!
02-03-2006, 07:23 AM
Hello everyone this sounds like a nice site to keep myself motivated. I have set my goals for the month of Feb. to work out and preplan most of my intakes and that always seems to help me. I am on a couple of other sites but never can there be too many. So here I am and ready to jump in with the rest of you on changing our life styles and feeling good!
Tsots oh that was to bad about being sick hope you feel better soon. I just got over that awful virus and it had me down almost 2 weeks. But I am better and ready to make some positive changes. I also have another motive my son and his wife live in Hawaii and I am going to visit on March 9th. So I am trying to get in shape haven't seen them in 1 year. I would like to lose at least 4-5lbs. before that visit. After all I have to get a new swim suit.
02-03-2006, 02:33 PM
Thank you guys for your kind concerns. I am doing pretty good. The food poisoning was awful. I was so sick and stayed in bed for several days. I good food poisoning from some german potato salad. It is kind of like stomach flu, that everything you eat you really can't hold it down.
Well, I hope everyone is doing well.
02-05-2006, 06:35 PM
Well it was a busy weekend with exercise. For 2 weeks I was sick with the cold virus going around. But now I am feeling better and counting my days til the trip to see my son and his wife. 31 MORE DAYS! So I went walking on saturday and sunday 4 miles each day. My friend and I went around two lakes in the State Park. It was so beautiful out for Feb. people were all out and about. So exercise was good intake under control. I did have a few chips while playing cards with friends. But then thought twice got the bag of mini carrots and munched away the crunchies. It feels good to be in control again the insight of the trip helps along with knowing I have to wear a bathing suit. I have never gone tanning but before Hawaii its a must at least for a base. Well enjoy the day everyone.