Support Groups - "Every-Day" 21-Day Challenge -- There's strength in numbers!!




redballoon
01-16-2006, 04:56 AM
Okay, everyone, as is the tradition, I start a new thread when I personally start a new challenge.

Below is a short explanation of how this challenge works so all you newcomers can take a look and decide if you're game or not! I hope you are! Hop aboard and enjoy the ride. We've got a great bunch of supportive people, so I hope you'll give us a try. A lot of people try for a while and then disappear.. I hope some of you will keep trying. There is NO shame in starting over. Remember, it's not over till you give up. And our motto around here is:

NEVER GIVE UP!!...Just start OVER!!

EXPLANATION:

It works like this: you decide you'll do something for 21 days straight, every single day, so keep it doable. Then you count ....one through 21.....and if you flub it, you MUST go back to zero and start over again. Everyone will be on different days. You can start anytime. At the beginning of the challenge you declare what level it is -- Level 1, 2, or 3. Level 1 means you feel it's a relatively easy challenge for you and means you only give yourself ONE pause day (see explanation of pause days below). Level 2 would give you two pause days and so on...

With a pause day you pause in your counting and continue the next day with the number you left off with. Pause days are NOT substitutes for days, i.e. Day 12 -- Day 13 -- Pause Day -- Day 14..... I suggest taking a pause day late in the game (better to go back to Day 1 early on) if you need a break or screw up when you're well into the challenge, meaning, when you're on Day 15 or something like that.

In any case, the trick is to keep going. The momentum builds and it's great incentive to stick to your guns, cause if you don't.........back to START you go. :( And the really great thing about this challenge is that you are forming new habits that will wipe out the old! AND, you get to do it with a great bunch of really supportive people to whom you are accountable! :grouphug:

Please join us!! :wave:


redballoon
01-16-2006, 05:31 AM
Hi there everyone! I will be starting up my new challenge tomorrow but wanted to finally get the new thread up...Hope to see you all soon. Things were awful quiet around here today....more later.

redballoon
01-16-2006, 06:27 AM
Well, just looking back over the latest posts trying to catch up a bit. I'm dead tired, lack of sleep from mewing cats and up early to finish work on a story. I sure hope they will be happy with it because if I have to look at that thing again I will scream!

Shad -- Yeah, sure was lonely around here today. Luckily I was at work and so didn't really mind at all. Wouldn't have had time to read posts anyhow. Guess it's Sunday where most of our posters are. You and I are really the only two on more or less the same time zone. Glad to hear your challenge is coming along so well. I will finally be back up and running tomorrow, though I don't know with what. Maybe a bit of old, a bit of new. :idea:

curly -- Thanks for your pictures. You're very pretty and look like you have classic redhead coloring, don't you? I agree with CB, you look like your avatar! :lol:

CBETA -- Glad to hear from you again. I hope you're feeling better than the last time you posted though, "beat, bored and lonely".....hmm, sounds like it could get better. There's no need to apologize for being weak. We all are at times, some more than others. Most of us just don't say much! :lol: Heh, if you're on the phone calling Japan and India, why don't you give me a ring?!! I can PM you my numbers. That'd be fun. And, wow, I LOVE your attitude about putting YOU first! Way to go, girl!! Keep that attitude up!! :strong:

stage -- don't know what's going on with the Super Bowl. Just know that my sister sent me a message ending with "Go Steelers!" cause we're from Pgh. Did they play the Seahawks? Could they play them in the Bowl? I don't have a clue. I have not been following it at all. Don't even know all the teams or where they are anymore! :lol: Guess I should go check out the sports news over there. Keep up the good work on your challenge! :flow1:

Apple -- How are you doing? I would LOVE to get in the 40s myself, not age, just weight. Wish there was something we could do to mutually motivate each other? Can you think of something? Every time I write to you I start thinking of drinking a beer...you are a bad influence!!! :lol3:

Leisam -- Are you going to hang in there with us? We heard from you once before, then nothing. Hope you stick with us! Write more often if you can! :yes: It'll help you stick to your challenge. We all try to write no matter how we're doing on our challenges. Remember, there's more to success than meets the eye!

:sumo:


carla49
01-16-2006, 12:50 PM
What fun! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: A new thread just when I need to go back to Day 1 on both the wine and chocolate challenges! (They were rolled into one - not a mistake I'll repeat.) But today is Day 16 on the water challenge, two pauses left. I'm not even going to pretend to have a daily exercise challenge.

My fit of the "blahs" has taken its toll - not a nice visit to the scale this am. :yikes: My fingers are crossed that it's all the salt and fat, but I don't really think so. The problem with drinking lots of wine with (or without) dinner is that it makes it seem quite reasonable to cook and eat an entire box of Kraft Dinner at midnight... :o and no, it wasn't worth it, although it did do a good job as a hangover-prevention technique. So now it's time to pick my swollen bod up and start over.

The canal here has re-opened for skating this morning, which is almost tempting, but then it's -30C out there with the wind chill, and I think I'll wimp out. And yes, I do feel ashamed of my pathetic self. But at least I have my spin class tonight, and back to work tomorrow for a few days, which will drag me out of bed bright and early and have me trotting a few k's back and forth. It'll be tough to get up for work after weeks and weeks of staying up until 2 am and sleeping until 11!!!

And with the new thread I'll try to get back to more dialogue instead of just monologue (Me! Me! It's all about ME!) in my posts. So bring on those posts! Let's get that New Year's energy back! Go team! And Red, thanks for the new thread. Meow, meow, meow... purrr.

Apple Blossom
01-16-2006, 01:21 PM
Good morning! I am dealing with a case of blahs myself. I am hoping to pull myself up out of the depths and get on with it.
We are having a big problem with mold and mildew in the house. Pretty much the whole front of the house is overly moist and it looks like I have some kind of funky garden growing in the living room and the baby's room. So I'm worried that this is unhealthy for the baby. I think I'm going to have him sleep in my room for a while but I don't think DH will go for that, for an extended time, anyway. We can't really do anything major about it until the rains stop and it dries out. Probably not until May. I get really depressed when I walk into that room. We bought a dehumidifier, hopefully that helps.
Football is very very important to this family, my husband is in the business! This time of year is always very tough. Either there is a lot of pressure from actually being in the playoffs or he is worried about getting fired. Although if he did get fired it wouldn't be until May. But he won't. I'm pretty sure of it, but he's still worried. Even if he did, he knows enough people (and has positive relationships with them) so he would end up with another job pretty easily. But he still worries. Anyway, its Seattle vs. Carolina and Pittsburgh vs. Denver. I think. I don't really care much about any of those teams, I don't know anyone in those organizations. I guess I'd pick Pittsburgh cause they're fun to watch. Their coach is classic...
Speaking of football, and my Super Bowl goal, roughly estimating, if I start my no beer challenge now, I could celebrate my completing the challenge at the party! :hat: Turns out the beer DH bought isn't the type I like to drink. So I should be able to resist. Oh, and after Reds little comment about craving beer when she thinks of me, well thanks for the inspiration!!!!! Now I am even more determined to do it!!!
I had to take another pause day on the exercise challenge so I think I've finished day 6. Not looking good for that one but I should be able to keep it going a little bit longer anyway. I bought a Runner's World mag and Shape too, looking for inspiration, but it looks like I may have wasted some money there.:shrug:
Still no cat here, we went out and bought more FISH for one of our tanks. DH is not excited about getting another cat, so I guess we'll just suprise him when he gets home:devil: There should be a cat smilie. And to be fair, a dog.
Boy, I've rambled on long enough. Here's to a good week!

stagemomx3
01-16-2006, 02:43 PM
Red- The Steelers and the Seahawks are in different divisions. Yes they could play each other in the Superbowl, but they both have one more game to get through before then.

Challenge update I had to use one of my "earned" pause days for two of my challenges yesterday. Today I am definetly back on track.

A(-1/1) Water Challenge- Day 13 *PAUSE*
B(-1/2) SB1 Challenge- Day 12 *PAUSE*
C(2/3) The Firm Challenge- Day 15(counting today already)

redballoon
01-16-2006, 03:26 PM
Good morning all. Glad to see some of you found the new thread. It's out early for me again here. No time to write at length. Gotta figure out what my challenges will be...until then I'll just do everything right! :spin:

By the way, stage, what is an "earned" pause day? We only have regular pause days here, nothing is carried over from a previous challenge if that's what you were thinking....I hope not! :eek:

Sushi Penguin
01-16-2006, 05:01 PM
Whee, new thread. :) So I'm posting my challenges again:

1. No sweets & 10 mins stationary bike (level 3, no free days left)
Completed Day 14 yesterday, Jan 16th and I already did the biking this morning.

2. Exercises for thighs and abs (level 2, one pause day left)
Completed Day 9 yesterday.

3. Fruit eating challenge (level 1, one pause day left)
Completed day 7 yesterday.

My Ashtanga Yoga started again yesterday, and I'm embarassed by the weakness of my arms and upper body in general... so I think actually am going to start with some weights... :devil: And start with running again, as I said, I've decided I'll do rope skipping on days when I don't have enough time to go for a run. Will start this one as soon as I know my work schedule for the next few weeks.

Good day! :)

stagemomx3
01-16-2006, 05:09 PM
Did I read the rules wrong I thought you earned an extra pause day for every 21 day challenge you had successfully completed? Heading back to check rules now.


Here's the rule I was thinking of-

" You get ONE "pause day" for your first challenge and one more for each perfect round of 21 days you complete up to a maximum of three days."

Did this rule get voided by the use of "levels?" :?:

redballoon
01-17-2006, 12:13 AM
Stage! I understand your dilemma!! I couldn't understand where you had that from! :?: Yes, of course, you were using the OLD RULES, which you would be if your challenge was still going when I started a new thread, which it most likely would be, and then you must have started up this challenge forgetting or not realizing there had been a rule change. So, my apologies, but yes, the rules have changed BUT those rules are only in effect for any challenges started up after the rule change. I had totally forgotten that we used to do things that way! You see, the short-term memory is already showing signs of deterioration!! :eek:

!! So, everyone, when you make any new challenges, go back to the first post of the thread and read the rules!! Any rules you need to know will always been written in full at the beginning of each new thread. !!

This rule change has been in effect for a long time now so I don't know if there is any other confusion. Yes, the earned pauses got voided by levels AND just because we were going so long that it didn't seem right to have things always the same for oldtimers or too difficult for newcomers. With the levels, you can decide if you want to be tough on yourself or not, which I thought was a good thing to have right from the start.

But, stage, since you were innocently following the old rules, you go right on following them of course for the rest of your challenge!!!Good luck! :goodluck:

carla49
01-17-2006, 02:27 AM
Water: Day 16 done.
No wine: Day 1 done.
No chocs: Day 1.
Even tho the exercise challenge is long gone, today was spin class - 1 hour high-intensity cardio. :ebike:

Apple, maybe you're really buying those fish so newcat will have something for snacks once he/she comes into your life? heh-heh... So are you telling us you're actually going to give the beer challenge a try? Golly, if Red's not careful, she'll end up beng the only practicing lush left on this thread! ;) As for that mold and mildew, I do think it's a good idea to keep the baby out of that room. I'd be worried that too much exposure to damp might trigger problems with allergies and asthma. With any luck the dehumidifier will help.:crossed:

Stage, you lucky dog you! Red is being very lenient with you. When some of us screw up, she administers public spankings and what not. Quite titillating for celibate souls like yours truly, but still... :lol:

Sushi, it's great to see you don't have that disclaimer any more about your ticker not being a true reflection of your weight! You're doing so well. :goodscale

Only 5 hours before I have to get up for work, and still not ready for sleep. I think there'll be a few tough days until I get over my holiday lag (sort of like jet lag only I didn't get to go anywhere). It might be easier if the cats weren't using the bed as a springboard as part of their nightly play time, as well as wandering around yowling and chirping and basically making nuisances of themselves.. And yes, Apple, we DO need a cat smilie!

CBETA
01-17-2006, 02:45 AM
And so it is - Monday night.

First I will announce my challenges... You know in my work-life my job is to design solutions based on performed analysis of current situation and past data. My mind just thinks and functions that way, so here I am finished analysing my failutres and ready for a new try, but of course with a modification!

A:food (Level 3) - No food after 7:30. Except if active for three hours before bedtime OR went to the gym that night! Ex1: I went to the gym and came home at 8pm, ok to cook and eat dinner right away...Ex2: Came home late at 8pm w/o working out, and once ate set with a laptop motionless, not ok!
B:water (Level 3) - 3 bottles of water
C: excercise (Level 3) - daily some kind of serious excercise, such as gym or prolonged hike/walk....(3h minimum for non gym excercise)

Today is Jan. 16, 2006.
A: Food (3) - Day 1 (Dec. 16) Done
B: H2O (3) - Day 1 (Dec. 16) Done
C: Gym (3) - Day 1 (Dec. 16) Done
============ bottom line I worked really hard. I am tired muscells hurt...

Now about me: no the case of the blues have not been curied. Perhaps it never will really go away. Right now I feel like expressing my thoughs (where to more...I already take up pages...but oh well) so here it goes.
Today at the gym I caught myself again about thinking of the little things: I was changing after work into my gym clothing as part of my new trials to workout before driving home (though I pass by my house on the way to the gym). As I stood there I saw two women change, wrap themselves in towels and head to the showers. So I though to myself how I hate taking showers outside of my own. Then I turned and saw them walking away, and then this litle thing jumped into my mind...Could it be that I am affraid of the walls? Granted I sometime feel very cramped inside toilet stall. If I know the place is not very sanitary, I will always go for the Handicaped one... Then I thought about dirty flow and liking to dry off completely my hair and then getting sick.. All great, but than a reality sinked in..I thought of their towels, that's what originally caught my attention. It's a little thing, I just want to be able to wrap myself in a towel. I can right now but I bought a huge beach towel for that. It felt painful not to be able to do it...Like I said it is the little things.

Red, before I forget - do send me your number. I will call you sometimes. I promise.

CBETA
01-17-2006, 03:00 AM
Now about my new ticker! Denver Trip.
I've been there before, and it was nice.
one of my close friends lives and works there, so I visited him back then.
Over two years now my very best moved to Denver, and perhaps soon he will have to move somewhere else as his company got bought by Segate. Before both of them move or do anything I must take this oportunity of a visit
The plan is for President's day. So that's just a few days after Valentines Day, and yes we will do Valentine like gifts. I cannot wait to see my very best friend especially. Being around him is great, but tough he cooks, dances, dresses does everything with such care and charm.
The plan is to hike, play in the snow, visit hot springs, go out dancing and be plain silly just like 5 years ago in college. They are both supportive and worry, so I want to give them a surprise, 248 would mark a 23 pound loss, and would be the lowers number I've been since my college graduation. They both saw me for labor day, and 6 month later they could see a difference. This gives me 24 days (21 + 3 pause days) for my challenges and then some!
Hard times are around 27-31st of this month, as I am traveling and my very close friend turns 30. Wish me luck...I guess.

CBETA
01-17-2006, 03:03 AM
ess, where have you been?
I wanted to tell you, that on dec 14 last year I smoke my last cig, it's been a month w/o them and I don't even miss it. Seriously, I perhaps feel like one when I see a movie and everyone smokes, I want to be like them, but no I won't. Why? because I know that will effect the breathing I am working so hard on during cardio eliptical excercises. My ex has challenged me to go a year w/o one. I don't know I did not promise, but it might just happen. I won't use it for nothing, but when I see my best friend, I might take one as well as another one from him this summer when we go for our friends' wedding. Other than that I plan none whatsoever. Though I wonder I might get stingy next December and never buy another pack in my life.

redballoon
01-17-2006, 04:05 AM
Hi all. I am just sitting here contemplating making a sandwich. I was so tired and yucky feeling I lay down for a nap. Now, it's dark out. But I do feel better. You know, oddly enough, I felt very motivated to get this fat off once and for all as I was lying there dozing. I very appropriately had a burst of resolve and determination just before dozing off. :lol3: But, perhaps a bit will stick around for me to find. I guess there is no "once and for all" unless I sew my mouth shut, but the fact that I am still chunky when I don't want to be chunky is nothing more than procrastination. I am sick of it and sick of myself for being so stuck. Stuck in her ways, I hate that saying, makes me sound as old as I am, but basically, that's what it comes down to. Ah, heck, I think it's just a little bit more till I get it ALL together and keep it together long enough to get this excess off. Let's hope. It would be so cool to ride past the arena mirror and actually like what I saw. When I was a kid I used to sit in front of the mirror all the time, I sooooo liked to look at myself. Talk about narcissistic, eh?! I guess I have been paying for it ever since.

CBETA -- You have achieved liftoff!! Hurrah! :cp: And Wow, a triple whammy megapost!! :spin: Again, don't apologize for writing long. I think it's great and if anyone doesn't think so, she can just hit the scroll button. Well, to me, all the things you said about dirty showers had me icking out but you think it's the towel thing, eh? Well, I wouldn't worry about that. You got the big towel. Use it! Besides, when you're all lithe and lean you are going to be strutting around totally buff, totally in the buff. Who needs a towel?! Then again, I forget you're in the land of modesty. You can come here and bathe in group baths, mixed ones too! No, really, I know what you're saying, but don't dwell on it. You'll be there soon enough, where you want to be. And great going on the sore muscles! That's good hurting! :yes: And OK, I will send you my numbers. It'd be neat to chat. I hope, of course, that this is company money! Your Denver trip sounds fun. You can be pounds lighter by then if you put your mind to it. Good luck! And a big hand for quitting smoking. They say the physical addiction is totally gone after four weeks so it sounds like you're out of the woods. Be careful to not get cocky though thinking you can just have one or something. That's what's dangerous and what can get you back smoking again. They say the psychological cues to smoke still hang around for about a year. So, be careful!

carla -- "The only practicing lush" on the thread?!!? What the...?!?! :mad: Now, you're making me want to reach for that Sapporo Black Label all the more! I will blame it on you. :lol: And yes, I was being lenient with Stage but that doesn't mean I am going to be lenient with anyone else!! :nono: So, I really expect you to do things totally by the book for a change, or you will be in for another spanking, or even perhaps a whipping! :p Though I must say you did well with your triple challenge today! :bravo: And an hour spinning!? Wow! Great going! :woo:

Sushi -- You're really doing well too. Putting me to shame, you are. I was going to start today, and, as of yet, I haven't...oh, no...I did have some sugar...I was going to say, I didn't do anything that I think would break a challenge. I could start up something still...but I was just feeling pretty bad today and think I want to make a fresh start tomorrow.

Apple -- :lol: Got to you, did I? I guess it's a good thing, eh? But, just for the record, it wasn't so much thinking of you that made me want to drink, it was that you talk about beer a lot and that's what made me want to drink, and how you always want to stop, but....uh-oh, I think I'm digging the hole deeper.... :foot: Hope you get that mold under control. I have that problem in the summer here but not too bad. A humidifier will probably help, that and keeping the air moving, a fan or so when you're not there. That keeps the mold off the tack at the riding club in the summer. They keep a fan blowing on the saddles and bridles or they would just spring mold! Well, I think your choice of football teams to root for is an excellent one! It certainly puts you in my good books! You must know that once a Pittsburgher, always a Pittsburgher, and if you are a Pittsburgher you are a loyal Steelers fan. For eternity! It's inborn. Sadly, I don't know the players or coach now. I am from the Terry Bradshaw, Iron Curtain, Lynn Swan etc. era, back in the 70s, which is really where my American experience is arrested, which is probably a good thing, or I would likely have been. :lol3: I hope your husband is okay with his job. It sounds very stressful to be held accountable for the performance of others. If I could just get some room in my room I would be better for an exercise challenge. As it is, there is barely room to lie down and do crunches. Sigh. Well, good luck on your challenges. What was your exercise challenge again?

:comp:

jollygirl
01-17-2006, 06:07 AM
Good morning all. REal quick pop in before work. Will try to get more regular, but it was a crazy last few days.

Goal 1- died a slow and painful death. Will need to re-evaluate and start over.
Goal 2 - no caffeine - going well. Still getting decaffeinated soda at this point - I guess it is a mental thing, but doing well.

Hope all is well for everyone. Have a good day.

curlylocks
01-17-2006, 06:53 AM
Tho i have stayed on Program with my calories and exercise.. i didnt crunch my numbers in fit day or post them .. sunday or monday soooooo its back to day 1 for me:

my challenge to stay under 1300 calories and 1 hour of exercise per day

Shad
01-17-2006, 07:12 AM
Day 13 on water done.
Day 12 on food done.

Although I know that one is supposed to drink 2 litres of water per day - according to the experts anyway who don't know this body of mine - I think at the end of this challenge I will drop it back to around 1500-1800ml. Since starting this challenge I have managed to gain 2Kg which is not good. I suspect that I am hanging onto water despite the diuretic that I take every morning. Mind you I have never found it easy to lose anything in the summer over here anyway. So I guess that it will back to the drawing board at the end of the challenge. Congrats to those doing so well.

No I am not changing my ticker until official weigh in at the end of the month.

stagemomx3
01-17-2006, 08:59 AM
C(2/3) The Firm Challenge- Day 16 (counting today already)

Ok I'm going to restart my diet and water challenges, but I'm not sure if it will be today. I have jury duty, and without knowing exactly what to expect I'm hesitant to begin anything today.

chaigirl
01-17-2006, 09:11 AM
Hi Ladies!

Glad to see we're on a new thread! I'm doing fairly well - got my car back from the mechanic after a fender-bender and hailstorm fiasco over christmas. The trip to pick up my car, however, sparked a three-day extravaganza of cracker barrel and mcdonalds - I did reasonably well in terms of not overeating, but when I got home, far from having reached my goal of 228, I had GAINED back up to 231.5. I am keepin in mind that it is TOM and that always wreaks havoc with my body and trying not to get too discouraged, but I also know that eating out every meal for three days and just *not overeating* does not a healthy diet make. I did my best on my water challenges but had to estimate my intake - I think I made it all three days, which would put me having completed day 13 with no pause days left. If you guys think that estimated intake isn't in the spirit of my 80 oz. per day challenge, then I will start back over at day 1, but if no one objects, then I am counting those days.

EEP! I just looked at the clock and I've got to get to school! I'll check in again later!

Keep on Truckin!
Erin :carrot:

marbleflys
01-17-2006, 10:57 AM
Gee, i thought that I had the title of "Practising Lush"? you mean there is competition?

I had a nice long weekend that including shopping for new jeans and slacks/tops. (xmas $$). it's been 11 weeks since my accident and I'm finally feeling like my old self, but still get sore at the end of the day.

I've kept up with my exercise challenge since Day 1----Now I'm at Day 6!
here are the boring details:
Sat.- 17 mins. wts./cardio----week total 38 mins. (pitiful0
Sun.--22 mins. of same
Mon.--26 mins. of same
Today---22 mins. of circuit wts. & cardio. (elliptical)

I'm soooo out of shape, these short workouts are kicking my butt, but I know it will get easier if I "sustain the effort". I took my measurements and although I've lost lbs., my thighs showed an increase of 1/2" each. I hope to make that change soon.

Hope everyone is well, thanks for the new thread!

Apple Blossom
01-17-2006, 12:25 PM
Good Morning!
Day1 no beer, Day 7 exercise (I think)
I need to put more effort into exercise. I get warm when I do the step video and my heart rate goes up a bit, but I don't think its enough. Last night I floppped on the couch and watched the next 5 min (which I've never done) I think I'll try it tonight. And I'll set a little mini goal of doing the WHOLE video by the Super Bowl. Then I think I will deserve a new one. (video) It would be nice to have a second one so I'm not doing the same thing every night.
:hat: :cheers: :hat: :cheers: :hat: :cheers:
OK, I do love my beer.:doh: I am not going to have any for 3 weeks because they are high in calories and I am trying to lose weight!!!!!
And I have been feeling really bloated and FAT lately. I would paste and copy Reds quote about being sick of it and sick of being stuck etc. but I don't feel like figuring it out. Anyway, I'm not really genetically prone to being heavy, this extra weight is just lazy and sloppy. I shouldn't look like this, the only reason I do is that I have been unable to control lots of stupid urges and cravings. It's this lack of control that is really starting to bother me. It's one thing to be comfortable about one's physical appearance, it's another to be comfotable with the mentality that goes into maintaining that appearance. Does that make sense? I'm more pissed off that I got this way and that I can't seem to get it together enough to do something about it, than I am about actually being heavier than I should be.
OH!:blah: :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah: :blah:
See you all later!

marbleflys
01-17-2006, 01:05 PM
Apple, for some added incentive.....add up the amount of calories you would have consumed if you WERE drinking beer....multiply by challenge days and see what you are saving.

I tried this once with wine on a weekly basis and was floored.....almost enough to stop drinking!:yikes: :rofl: :rofl:

Apple Blossom
01-17-2006, 02:15 PM
150x2x21=6300!!! Isn't it 3500 cals per pound of fat? 100 extra cals a day=10 pounds extra per year or something like that. That is impossible to apply to real life though. Unless you are incredibly anal, no one eats the same # of cals a day. Anyway, it's 300 cals a day that doesn't provide any nutrition. So I don't need it, right? I drink it mostly to relax, I should find another way to do that.

CBETA
01-17-2006, 06:26 PM
I hear you Red about the towel, but that's just it. I want to fit in, and not feel like my towel the size of curtain...seriously. I walk to the gym and everyone is carring a small bag, mine is huge with towel, and pants, t-shirt, clean and workout bra, and fresh underware. I carry my running shoes in a speparate brown bag...as they just don't fit. No I don't want a bigger bag, this one is the right size, normal duffel. I just want to fit...yes it is the small things. I know I sound childish, but that's how I feel really
Today on the russian forum, someone wanted to discuss underware (back to that conversation of thoungs and such...), and then we got in to talking about laundry. Everyone was describing theirs and all of sudden I realized that my clothing is also 2-3 time as big as theirs hence I have to laundy just as often as they do for the entire family of 3-4!!! I don't really care about gas cost, but I'd love if I could save on that seriously. Being overweight is turning out to be twice as costly.
A. you eat too much - clearly a money overspending buying junk or too much ...or eating out where you could have had a sadwich at home. I know me. I remember how everytime we went for a trip I was happily thinking "yes, today we will be eating out"...and yes I hated overall when mom packed lunches, and we ate soggy stuff in the car...
B. you buy more clothing as you grow out of sizes.
C. And now? again I spend a lot on gym and other gym related stuff like coaches...
D. again new clothing as I lose weight...
E. more energy, bigger luggage, more expensive ticket - just to do laundry or travel comfortably. ( I do know I travel for work. I went to a vacation for thanksigivng, I brought two suitcases. But I could have used 1 large if I was smaller and fit in comfortably w/o carrying two carry-ons. )
I am not mad, I am stingy, I am just clearly seeing how someone who thought was saving on food by carring little for quality and substance pays twice. Despere....(I am a ball of negativity, aren't I?)

So far on track for food, and water. 2 more hours and off to the gym.
and then 3 dreaded loads of laundry.

freakybella
01-17-2006, 07:33 PM
hi, I am new to the site and my friend and I both decided to do the 21 day challenge. I decided if im gunna go Im gunna go all the way: 30 minetes min of working out everyday. I feel this is a level 3 thing for me ... I CAN DO THIS carmen elctra strip tease dvd here i come!:)

Tayja
01-17-2006, 07:34 PM
Hi All... Hoping its ok that i jump in here... I'll introduce myself first...

I'm new to 3FC, just signed up today and have been browsing around, like what I see so far :carrot: you will have to bare with me as i use a lot of internet speak and poor grammar/spelling :lol:

I am counting down the days til i can join curves :carrot: and I stumbled into this thread here for the challenge, and thought it sounded like a good idea... little challenges i can do to get me started in the right direction while i count the days :lol:

So my first challenge will start tomorow (wednesday) and it is to drink at least 30oz of water a day, i'm going to give it a level one, and hope that works out for me

I have had to get back into drinking water for a long time now... last year when i was PG with my son i drank just about nothing but water, after ending up in the ER from dehydration and almost losing him because of it... well as time as gone on, i have crept back up to where i am drinking NO wateragain, and i deffinatly need to change this

Nice to meet everyone and GL with your Challenges :D

Tayja
01-17-2006, 07:35 PM
hey no fair... Drea posted before me :lol:

thats cause mine took too long to write out :lol:

stagemomx3
01-17-2006, 07:37 PM
You must know that once a Pittsburgher, always a Pittsburgher, and if you are a Pittsburgher you are a loyal Steelers fan. For eternity! It's inborn. Sadly, I don't know the players or coach now. I am from the Terry Bradshaw, Iron Curtain, Lynn Swan etc. era, back in the 70s,


Red I am so distraught that you do not know the cutest quarterback on the fields and the reason I am a Steeler fan! That will just not do! :nono:


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a187/stagemomx3/pittssteelerheart.gif

Apple Blossom
01-17-2006, 09:02 PM
Oh he's deffinately cute, but pretty arrogant, isn't he? Oh heck, most of them are.;)

carla49
01-17-2006, 10:34 PM
Day 2, wine; Day 2 chocolate; Day 17 water.

Stage, it's not Red's fault - she's practically a furriner after all those years abroad. I hear she's up on all the top sumo wrestlers tho. :rofl: I don't know the football players either - I'm a full-fledged foreigner myself (Canadian). And yes, I do know far too much about hockey - less since the big ugly furball ran off with his little piece of fluff... ;)

Freaky and Tayja, welcome to the asylum. :welcome: Abandon hope all ye who enter here... The thread is riddled with boozehounds and chocoholics...

CBETA, I know what you mean about extra luggage: in my case, even if I get slim, I'll still be tall with a large frame and huge feet. And the shoes really fill up a suitcase fast. As for laundry, even small people go thru a ton of it if they're physically active - all that sweat, you know.

Shad, what the h*** is going on with that weight gain? It seems to me you never stop planting and sanding and plastering, so I don't understand how you're not wasting away. Especially working in the heat!

Marble, you're not a practising lush. From what I hear in your case practise has already pretty much made perfect... :lol3:

Chai, jolly, apple et al: greetings.

chaigirl
01-17-2006, 11:42 PM
Welcome freaky and tayja! I have to warn you this thread is addictive...

Water challenge day 14 just completed.

I played hockey AND went to the gym today - WOOT! Actually I went to the gym for two reasons - 1) we had more players tonight so I didn't actually spend as many minutes in the game, and 2) I was very angry due to some team drama during and after the game - I only spent 15 minutes on the stationary bike, but it's the first time I've braved the university fitness center, and I have two more games this week. I don't want to overdo it and be too sore by the last game of the week. I plan to gradually up my exercise over the next few weeks until I'm up to a much longer time on my favorite machine ever, the exercise bike!! I also want to start lifting weights again b/c I know building up the ole' muscle mass is the best way to increase metabolism and LOSE THAT NASTY FAT!! One step at a time, though - this is a marathon, not a sprint. Anyway, now that I've pep-talked myself through my last bottle of water and late night snack, I'm off to bed. See you ladies in the morning!

Keep on Truckin!
Erin :carrot:

CBETA
01-17-2006, 11:51 PM
Oh he's deffinately cute, but pretty arrogant, isn't he? Oh heck, most of them are.;)


hey guys...cute or not, let's discuss...link please? :p

stagemomx3
01-18-2006, 01:32 AM
Not my favorite picture, but what I could come up with on a quick search-
Ben Rothlisberger #7 quarterback for the Pittsburg Steelers-


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a187/stagemomx3/05RoethlissbergerBen02.jpg

redballoon
01-18-2006, 02:26 AM
stage -- Don't be distraught. Of course I know him! Rothlisberger...just from name though and maybe a couple action shots. Don't think I've seen him in action. Apple mentioned the coach, whom I don't know. And oh, heck, let him be arrogant! :lol: But wait a minute, stage, aren't you a Seahawk fan? You mean, we got three Steelers fans on here!? All right!!!! :woo: And yes, carla is right. Shall I post pics of the top two sumo wrestlers here, Asashoryu from Mongolia and Kotooshu from Bulgaria? Massive muscle!

:sumo:

redballoon
01-18-2006, 02:46 AM
Okay, you guys. Here are the big champions over here. Well, actually the white guy is up-and-coming but he is likely to be the next big champion. The Mongolian guy has already been yokozuna for a long time now. He is amazing! I'm not really into sumo, but everyone knows these guys and you have to love that they're both foreigners beating the Japanese at their national sport! :lol3: And yeah, we also get to see a lot more of the champs over here!! ;) The two pics on the left are the Bulgarian and the two right ones are the Mongolian. They both are helping to gain a lot of new sumo fans as the sport was starting to lose popularity. Kotooshu, the Bulgarian, as a white foreigner and a handsome one, and Asashoryu, the Mongolian, because he's a cool fighter, none of that modest Japanese stuff. He acts arrogant and as you can see when he topples somone, he looks glad!! and shows it by shaking his fist in victory and so and that appeals to the Japanese today. He's known as the "bad boy" of sumo, not your typical behavior. :lol:

redballoon
01-18-2006, 05:23 AM
Hello, all. I got to the gym today and did just a 3K jog. Was not feeling energetic, but did walk home. Eating has been bad still today but I am getting psyched again and will declare my challenges tomorrow. I may make this Day 1, if I do what I think may be one of my challenges. Stay tuned!

Gotta love all the Steeler action on this thread. You guys are doing it for me I know!! :hug: :love: :hug: Don't say anything to the contrary AND now that we have most definitely established ourselves as a Steeler thread (for me!) all other talk of football teams (except in the negative) is heretofore banned from this thread! :judge: You bet ya! :crazy:

Just for the budding sumo fans...Kotooshu and Asashoryu both won their matches today in the ongoing tournament. CB, by the way, there are a couple Russian players and a Georgian.You will have to come over and cheer them on.

stage -- I love that Steelers heart with the lights running around it! :love: It's great! I see Lynn Swan is running for Penna. governor. Wonder what ever happened to Bradshaw, I think he had drinking or drug problems and is helping kids or something.

CB -- Check out sumo reference above. I wouldn't say that Rothlisberger is my kind of guy, but I know you have to see him in action. That's what really matters, isn't it, the guys in action, right? ;) And, yes, I understand your towel thing. I was just trying to cheer you up. It's excellent that you have pictures in your mind about what you want to be able to do, how you want to look and feel. I need to do more of this. I am so sick of not feeling GOOD!! :mad: You're right about taking a lot of stuff to the gym too. I am always very well covered. I say I like the feel and I do but I think a lot of that is because I don't want my body to show and I don't really want to be seen. To think what it would be like to just take a little pair of running shorts and a T-shirt instead of the stuff I do. Maybe, someday. I should start thinking of that. Somehow I find it so hard to imagine.

chai -- "Addictive," eh? Well, I hope you mean that in a good way! You are doing well on your challenges. You're going to get me inspired again. Nothing like a little competition to get me going!

carla -- :bravo: Bravo on another day notched for you. Anything to keep you away from the wine and chocolate. :cp: You know, I had to pause there to figure out "furriner." I was actually going to look it up in the dictionary thinking it must be some thing only French-Canadian types would know. Then I got it..ah...dah. My English is rather weak, you know. And you see what you gone done to me, girl, got me going on the sumo fellas. Like I said, I was never into the big butts, but recently those thighs (I've always been a thigh woman!) have been catching my eye. And with all the foreigners these days, not just non-Japanese Asians, but real honky types out there, it is becoming more interesting. And I'll be darned if they're not just practically stark naked! :dizzy: ....or....is this just a sign that I have slipped over the edge, never to return? Perhaps, yes, the latter...oh well. But, my Pittsburgh roots may save me. Nothing like some good ole football, hockey or baseball to pull me back from the abyss. OR, will I be forever screaming at the football stadium... "OFF with your clothes, for chrissakes, men!!!" Hmmm...this is a bit worrying.. You know, we (as in us Pittsburghers) got all your (as in youns Canucks) good players down with the Penguins. My sister used to be a hockey groupie and wanted to change to Canadian citizenship because of them....don't know why...but yes, it's the truth, don't know why my family is so strange....obviously I'm the black sheep in that bunch. :lol3: You know, I have the big feet too, and, yes, you're so right about filling about suitcases fast. I think the way to go really is with an extra shoe bag. And, oh, your little marble joke with the practicing lush really had me laughing. I'll have to use that one.

Tayja -- :welcome: Welcome to our thread. You know, you'll get a chill dressing that way! I'll send over a belly wrap from Japan. It used to be the thing to wear in the winter, especially when you're sleeping. Keep the belly warm and you won't get sick. Anyhow, just kidding. And your post was colorful and full of bold type, no wonder it took longer to write, thus, in recognition of your diligence, I am welcoming you before freaky! :lol: Good luck on the water challenge! :goodluck: Post often and give us all lots of support and inspiration, ok?! :sunny:

freaky -- Wow! All this skin suddenly popping up on the thread, skin and darkened rooms, and a come-hither look from a sultry redhead. You and Tayja (asking us to "bare with her"!!) just making the place look like something more than a weight-loss forum! :lol3: And I had to get a little male sumo buttocks in there and wow, we're going to get a big jump in lurkers! Just kidding. Glad to have you aboard. :welcome3: Hope you stick around. That is one heck of a hard challenge you've given yourself for your first round but you CAN do it. Just allow yourself to be a bit loose with the definition of "working out" so you can ease off certain days if you have to. Good luck! :dancer:

Apple -- Oh, man....just got this incredible thirst for a cool one...what IS this?!?! :lol: So, are you doing it? Going for the big dry 21? I mean, really, it's like a week on, a day off...WAY off....then a week back on....You can do it! I'm not trying...no way. I'm chicken. I feel a little motivation creeping back into my brain. Why is it that I go good for a while then bang, flat on my A, and then up again after a bit of wallowing and then I'm flying again...some nut case, eh? It sounds to me like you gotta do a lot more on your exercise. Most people I see at the gym aren't doing nearly enough to get their heart rate up. The best way to get the fat off is sustained effort at training rate, about 70 percent. It works better than the fat-burning level of 50-60 that they talk about. At least it does for me. Unless you've been very inactive, you are going to have to break a good sweat to get the fat moving. Walking doesn't do it for me anymore. I need to run rivulets to get the fat moving these days. Everyone is different though but I would give it a try.

marble -- Did you hear what carla is saying about you?! The nerve, eh?! :eek: Good for you for sticking to that exercise challenge. And I'm glad to hear you're feeling good again after your accident. 11 weeks was a long time! You may be out of shape but you had good reason. Just think of yourself as an injured and now rehabilitating athlete. Take it slow and steady. You'll get there! :flow1:

Shad -- How are you doing? Too bad the weight is up, but at least you stuck to your challenges. Get the pieces done separately and get in practice and then eventually you can put them all together. That's when you'll see results. I think it's too hard to do it all at once, at least when you're working and have a lot of responsibilities. This ain't junior high school anymore, where you could just focus on weight loss....sigh, things were so easy then.

curly -- Oh no!! How could you?! Our star challenger. Ah, there it is again..."even monkeys fall from trees"....the old Japanese saying that means even the best take a tumble occasionally. Oh, well, that challenge is not going to affect your weight with just one day off so starting over is not bad. And thanks for posting your challenge. I do forget them.

jolly -- There you are. Hope things are easing off for you. Get back in and give us the new and revised version of your Goal 1 challenge. Excellent that you are still off caffeine. That is NOT easy, I know! Good luck!

Shad
01-18-2006, 05:43 AM
Day 14 on water done
Day 13 on food done.

Frustrated by many things.

jollygirl
01-18-2006, 06:14 AM
Good morning all.

No caffeine - still going strong. I have also been working out, though time constraints meant I am slacking on the weight training :( I have to admit - the only thing that kept me going some mornings was the fact my gym bag was packed and in the car in the garage the night before.

The food is a huge issue right now. I want to break my eating up into smaller issues, so I can change one bad habit at a time. I just was finding too many ways around my own goal. Then PMS hit, and I basically said to **** with it all. Not good. So, back to square one.

Have a great day all.

stagemomx3
01-18-2006, 08:56 AM
Just to be clear I AM a Seahawk fan! http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a187/stagemomx3/goseahawks.gif

I have a crush on Big Ben:love: , which also makes me a Steeler fan. Actually it started as just a crush on BB, but has now grown to also include Beattis, and Polimalu(I know that's probably spelled wrong, but I'm to lazy to go look it up!) http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a187/stagemomx3/pittsburghsteelers.gif

marbleflys
01-18-2006, 09:25 AM
Thanks for the pep-talk RB!:coach: We'll stick old Carla in the *retirement villa*without her Gazelle.:devil: I'll hang Godivas just out of her reach to build up her stamina:devil:

I have made it to Day #7!:carrot:

30 mins. of circuit training....(I managed 11 mins. of fast cardio on the Ellip). I did NOT keel over, but my T-shirt was soaked.

Ahem Carla!:drill: :cheer: Although you've dubbed me the "perfect lush" :D :gossip: I had a small victory today in spite of myself! A pair of slacks that once looked like a fashion NIGHTMARE:fr: :fr: now fit almost perfectly! Although I can't yet tuck my shirt in until I remove the abdominal fat, they zip, are not too tight in my buttisimo/thighs and are being worn with a silk sweater!

I may brave the scale this week, I've been thinking it should be TOM, but it is 2.5 weeks late! Don't even GO THERE!:fr: :faint:

FishWoman
01-18-2006, 11:27 AM
Hi everyone! I know, you all are "FishWoman who???" I am back from my cruise - we had a BLAST!!! It was mostly good weather during the day, but it rained a few times at night. The second night and the last night we had 18-22 foot swells and people were not feeling so good. I didn't get sick, but I thought about it a couple of times! I sort of watched what i ate, and I did go to the gym. Also, DH and I walked fast laps around the main deck almost every day. I am attaching a couple of pictures for you all.

I am starting a new challenge today - enough of calorie counting, I am just going to have an exercise challenge - at least 30 minutes of activity (running, intentional walking, yoga, exercise videos) each day. This is fairly easy for me, so I will make it a level one challenge.

Apple - we caught the last 10 minutes of the Pittsburgh game. I am not really a football fan, but that was amazing! The bar we were in was filled with screaming, cheering fans (and this was in Miami!)

CBETA - I understand what you are saying about the size of the towels, and you want smaller gear, etc. But honestly? At my gym, the only people who can actually wrap up in the provided towels are Mary-Kate and Ashely Olson. I'm getting down to my goal weight, and I still cannot close the towel over my chest. I have to wrap it around my waist (and it still barely fits). CONGRATS on quitting smoking:carrot: :carrot: That is one of the best things you can do for your health.

I know I should say hello to everyone. I need to go to the archives to find Curly's pictures, she sounds like a cutie-pie! But I have a bunch of work to catch back up on. So hello to Red, Curly, Carla, Shad, Marbles, Stage Mom, Chaigirl, and everyone else I missed!!!

Apple Blossom
01-18-2006, 12:03 PM
Hooray! Fish woman is back! Glad you had a great time! That state room looks awesome! Oooh la la;) ;)
Just for the record, I'm not actually a Steelers fan, I've just chosen them to go all the way. If I had more time I'd post a pic of Bill Cowher. Not an especially attractive guy but lots of character. He's always frowning and yelling...classic coach in action. He's funny too.
I'm only allowed to cheer for 1 team and I don't like to throw alot of personal info out here but if you have good detective skills you might be able to figure it out.
I have to take my son to his gymnastics class, I'll post again later!!
Day 2 NO BEER!!!:hat: :hat:
Day 7 exercise...I'm trying to step it up, when DH gets home I'll try some jogging....

curlylocks
01-18-2006, 01:00 PM
oooo welcome back Fish woman!!! cool pics thanks 4 sharing!!


LOL when ya find that pic print it out and pass it around to any single men u know ummm age 39-45 lmao

PhysDom
01-18-2006, 01:21 PM
Ok, I wasn't ever going to post again -- but with all of the nekkid talk I decided that this is a good group to stick with!

(Just kidding about not posting again...)

The deal is that I am away from my desk for nearly all 8 hours of the work day and then my desk is used during the other 2 shifts, so it makes things tight to get in any personal internet time.

I haven't fully falled off the bandwagon as far as diet/exercise go -- I still am eating fairly well and I walk about 6 hours/day at work, but I've stopped tracking calories (limited computer access, as I mentioned).

MY NEW CHALLENGE!! (Everyone groan... here comes another one...) is to write down all the food that I eat each day on a *gasp* piece of paper! I'll still track my food, but I won't be able to track calories until I get my new laptop. So here I go with being food accountable.

marbleflys
01-18-2006, 02:38 PM
Here's a reason to stick with it.....GASP! Compliments! Today, 2 people, at 2 different times, from 2 different departments ....made mention to me that I'm losing weight and LOOK SMALLER!
I'm soooo excited!!! I was going to wait until TOM was done to weigh-in, but I am tempted to peek tomorrow....

:D A 3rd person just told me that i'm "looking very svelte"!!!!:cloud9: (wow, I can live off these compliments for a MONTH!)

Tayja
01-18-2006, 04:15 PM
wow lots of post since i was here last :lol:

thanks for the warm welcome... this seems like a fun group to be in :carrot:

no boozehound here but thats due to being stranded living with my mother due to recent divorce... who thinks if you have ONE alcoholic drink in a 6 month period you are becoming a filthy drunk... so I dont get a lot of opportunity :lol:

but chocolate... now thats a group I belong in :lol: my next 21 day challenge i think is going to be avoiding candy bars from the vending machine at school/work, thats gunna be a tough one for me

CBETA
01-18-2006, 06:47 PM
Thank you for all the posts and the pictures.
I still continue to notice little things, and if you don't mind I will continue:
Yesterday I walked out from work and realized that a car parked too close to me. It was raining and I got all wet and somewhat dirty from squizing in. It makes me so mad how people don't think.... I remember 4 years ago I visited some friends, parked and when I was leaving them a car parked extremely close. I could not squize one leg inside the car, I had to come and a grab my friend who is 120lb and ask her to unpark the car.

Yesterday's report:
A: Food (3) - Day 2 (Dec. 17) Done
B: H2O (3) - Day 2 (Dec. 17) Done
C: Gym (3) - Day 2 (Dec. 17) Done

legs still hurt from that workout.

curlylocks
01-18-2006, 06:48 PM
Day 1 ----> 1267 calories 1 hr of circuit training


the monkey is back in the tree......

Tayja
01-18-2006, 10:13 PM
:carrot: Day one COMPLETE !! :carrot:

84.5oz plus a little more, but i havnt finished this last bottle and probably wont, but thats ok i made my 60oz so i'm good

Tayja
01-18-2006, 10:21 PM
ok my siggie is there i just edited it but its not showing up (wasnt showing up before the edit either... whats up with that...

oh and i'm a little miffed that drea didnt come post like i told her too :lol: but she did get in her work out today, i talked to her earlier and she wasnt feeling too well, kinda regreting the work out cause she felt crappy prior to that and it did nothing to help... but she did do it... so day one complete for her also :carrot:

Tayja
01-18-2006, 10:21 PM
ok weird now my siggie is showing in the above post but still not in the post above that... really really weird

redballoon
01-18-2006, 11:46 PM
Tayja, The people at 3fc are making changes with the signatures because they're taking up too much room. Now, they're voting on what you want to do with them so go here and vote!

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=-1&f=40

Find the sticky at the top about "signature poll" and read it. I think right now the signatures are appearing once a page or once a thread, something strange like that.

More later. :comp:

Shad
01-19-2006, 05:39 AM
Day 14 on food done,
Pause day on water.

Too much to do, too little time.

As I understand it siggy's are only one per day per thread. Or that could be only one per day. It's reasonable since some siggys are longer than the persons entry. Some contain five or six trackers and a quote and a name and a husband/ wife/ kids 1,2,3,4,5,etc. They all take up space on servers and also can make sites slow to load. Can't remember how many members there are, 40K odd, but I do know that we have been through at least 3 servers in my time with the site and are now approaching a million posts. And I think that is only in the forums!!! :faint: That's an awful lot of memory used in posts and signatures. Something has to give. They could limit the space allowed on signatures and that would probably mean only one tracker and one quote or maybe 2 trackers and nothing else.

Gotta go. Bed calls. Another busy day tomorrow.

redballoon
01-19-2006, 06:26 AM
Hi all. Just in from the gym and MUST get a story mostly done tonight. So, this is Day 2 on all my challenges, which are!!:

1) Continuing the caffeine reduction -- coffee in the morning, then NONE, only 1 mug of tea allowed the rest of the day.

2) Continuing with the crunches (10 sets of 20 reps) PLUS I am adding at least 5 sets of 10 reps of some other pilates-like exercise. Right now I am doing those breaststroke things (really works your lower back!) and alternate leg and arm raises while on belly, and both legs together and both arms together (like Shad had explained). It all works my lower back. Afterwards I MUST do at least some stretching.

3) And NEW one: journaling what I eat and how I felt at the time AND then on a new page going back and undoing any negative self-talk with pep talks and a bit of more balanced talk, thinking why I pigged out or made bad choices if I think it was and THEN looking ahead to the coming day and the likely challenges I'll face and thinking a bit about what I can do to do well. So there! That's a lot but it's more fun than I thought it would be.

So, as soon as I write the journal I'll be through Day 2!! :sunny:

Oh yes, and everyone, I wanted to tell you about some great Stickies in the Maintenance Library. Go to the forum searcher and look for it about four main entries above the Weight Watchers stuff. Meg has done a great chapter by chapter breakdown of the book "Thin For Life." There are some really good things in there. She has summarized everything so well, there really is no need to get the book. And, people have replied and added their input on what she has done. Check it out!
Here's the link:

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=169

Shad -- Glad to hear from you. I was a bit worried with your short post. I hope you're just busy and nothing else. Good going on the challenges. How can you NOT drink water in all that heat you have down there?!

Tayja -- :bravo: Congrats on a successful Day 1! :cp: And glad to hear freaky is doing well too. Hope she comes in and posts too. Keep up the good work Tayja! :yes: Wow, and your mother would probably faint if she met some of us on here! :lol3: Avoiding the vending machine sounds like it'll be a great challenge for you. They are awful habits, aren't they?

curly -- Ah, excellent. Monkeys should be up in the trees! Glad to hear it. Is your scale still doing good things?

CB -- You make me laugh with that quote in your signature. Make it all sound like the only reason you want to look good is to catch yourself a man!!! :lol3: Well, that's fine and I don't mean to laugh, but I just kinda had to. Sorry! But you're sure right about sloppiness and uncleanliness detracting from you. I kind of don't really care when I'm riding the train back from the stable, smelling like a horse (and worse) and got mud on my shoes, but maybe I should. ....nah!.....And you just go ahead "noticing little things." It's great and it's going to act as your motivation. I think the worst thing for me would be train seats and airplane seats. They are tiny as it is. I had never thought about parking lots, but yes, getting smaller will mean less chance of some lousy or inconsiderate parker making things difficult for you. I like your observations, but don't be hard on yourself. I don't think you are, but was just worrying a little.

marble -- WOW!!! Congratulations on the compliments!! :woo: So glad to hear you are stoked!! Now, DON'T forget them!!

Phys -- Hello again! Glad you're back. I'll have to keep the naked talk going for you. Shall I post the sumo pic of the day for you or a little something more buff? (See photo below for you.) Your new challenge sounds like one of mine. I think it'll definitely help. But I suggest you do something that'll make you go back over the day too. I used to just write it all down but not look back and I don't think it helped so much, unless I looked back over it, at least at the end of the week.

Apple -- Had to laugh about you telling Fish you were "only allowed to cheer for 1 team!!!" :lol3: Excellent on the no beer. Wow, I'm not even getting thirsty right now! Glad to hear you'll step it up on the exercise. You'll see results, I think. And, I image googled Cowher and it was funny because all the shots were of him yelling or frowning or stomping around waving his fist or something. He does look like quite a character. This thread is a real learning experience for me. Help to keep me up on my own country!

Fish -- Welcome back!!! I missed you! And thanks for the pictures. You look fabulous. You don't look like you CAN lose any more weight! And yes, that room looks cool, like something out of a movie. So glad you had fun. Is that your husband with you there? Sounds like you were really pretty vigilant with eating and exercising. Isn't it nice to not have to groan about having gained so much weight after enjoying yourself? Glad to see you're starting a new challenge with us. Laughing at the Mary Kate/Ashely towel wraps....lol. Good luck on your exercise! :goodluck:

stage -- Ok, clear on the loyalties.. now I'll have to look up these other dudes to see who they are. You'll get me up on the Steelers yet!

jolly -- Good going on the no-caffeine. Sounds like a good idea to break things down into more workable things for a new challenge. I think even if you substitute something for a bad habit, it can help to break the habit and that is a start. You know where your sticking points are, what is one of the chief villains in keeping you from your weight goal. I would start with one of them, or even just a part of one. For example, if you were eating chocolate all day long, maybe say chocolate only in the evening or something like that. Could help. Let us know what you decide!

carla -- Where are you?!! Are you miffed by marble's irreverence? She really is fresh...but then...you kinda had it coming! :lol:

Phys, here's a pic for you. :) Just one of the guys I saw out working on the trains this morning!! They get these poor foreigners to work for dirt cheap 'cause they're here illegally, you know. Out there in the freezing cold with barely a stitch on. :eek: He didn't seem bothered. I wasn't either. Now you know why I ride them all the time...er, the trains I mean. I had to cut the photo as it went waaaay lower but I was worried I might get the thread censored!! :lol3:

PhysDom
01-19-2006, 08:15 AM
*blush/grin*

Nice pic, Red! I wonder if my boyfriend will continue to approve of this wonderful and supportive environment considering all of the competition he may face -- at least a teeny bit in my mind... maybe...

I plan to write all my food down today and then to go back the -following morning- before eating breakfast and think about what I'd like to do differently.
Only writing the food counts 'officially' toward my challenge, but I'd like to add the review in as a habit. I'll let y'all know tomorrow if I made it today!

jollygirl
01-19-2006, 09:31 AM
Well, not such good news from the cheddarhead. . . I had a can of Diet Pepsi yesterday. I don't know if it was PMS, stress, sitting in a meeting too long, or what. . . I had a headache that just would not go away, so I caved and had a can. And I am doing a lot of stress eating again. Not cool.

So, goal one, day one - no caffeine. Goal two still needs to be revised. Sorry all.

freakybella
01-19-2006, 09:53 AM
OK OK day one complete. very proud of me for for doing it yesturday i actully worked out for an hour and half ... got confused at the gym. My trainor has me do these things for butt lifts and i couldnt get the machine to do it right so i went and found her and thats when the horror that is "leg lifts" began. I Still owe her ten but who ever invented the whole grab someone elses ankels and lift your legs over your head excersise should DIE!!! :devil:

OK tay go ahead yell at me but i had been at the gym and had a crappy day well week if im honest, and when i did sign online it was 3 minetes till the american idol adutions and since thats the best episodes of american idol to watch i couldnt miss this stuff that and i was STARVING. ask jina about the chicken sometime :D

ah only 10 more hours of work to go :carrot:
good work to everyone and thanks for all the welcomes oh and about the skin on my pic lol its a joke between my cousin and i after friday i will more then likley have a much better one

marbleflys
01-19-2006, 10:22 AM
SIGH!!! THE FLIPPING SCALE SHOWS NOTHING! grrrrr. TOM is now 3 weeks past due!

Day #8 on exercise challenge.....33 mins. of wts./cardio....then I thought I would upchuck...(cos I'm sooo outta shape). I pushed the cardio harder this AM and had to change into different sweats to walk the dog cos I was so sweaty.

carla49
01-19-2006, 10:31 AM
Yesterday, Wednesday, dinner party pause day. So I think today will be Day 1 again for the no wine and no choc challenges. Day 18 water challenge (pause on that too yesterday!). Bad Carla! Don't sloths live in trees too? Maybe I'll meet up with monkey Curly in mine and she'll inspire me.

chaigirl
01-19-2006, 01:19 PM
I finished water challenge day 15 yesterday, but I was too tired to post, so I just went to bed. TOM is thankfully almost over, so hopefully the waterbloat will go away and I can find out what my efforts in the past weeks has done to my waist. I don't know if I mentioned this before, but I had the greatest thing happen last weekend.

I had to go home (10 hour drive) to pick up my car from the mechanic (I had a wreck over xmas and the car was in the shop). While I was there, my boyfriend and I stopped to see my grandmother, who is 94 and blind as a bat when it comes to little details. Because of the way her vision is, however, she pays attention to shapes (she noticed my nephew's girlfriend's pregnancy at four weeks - before they told anyone). and she noticed I was losing weight!! :carrot:

Tonight is the last hockey game of the regular season and I'm afraid I have really messed up my knees - they hurt incredibly badly. I'm not sure if it's just the exercise combined with carrying this extra weight or what, but I can barely go up and down stairs. I WILL get through the game tonight, though - and then I will dial it back to low impact exercise only until the playoffs. Our hockey season is super short, but it has gotten me into the habit of exercising every evening and now I actually look forward to it as a form of stress relief. I can't wait until I feel a little less like a cow and I have the self esteem to go to the pool during lap swim hours. I love to swim - I just hate being in a bathing suit surrounded by beautiful skinny sorority girls on the undergrad campus. ahhwell...soon I will have the guts to do it - soon I tell you! Hockey season might be over just in time for me to start a new 21 day exercise challenge - we shall see, though.


Keep on Truckin!
Erin :carrot:

CBETA
01-19-2006, 01:25 PM
As day 3 went away, I am ready to ponder about new things.
As I continue to notice things around me.
After reading posts from Red, fish and others on my thoughs about towels, I pictured myself back in that change room. The day before I walked in there and thought about towels, noticing something else. Most ladies were standing up in front of their open lackers. All at different stages of taking off or putting on clothing. Then remembered how i dress. Of course until then I was convinced that I always get dressed standing up. Boy was I sad to realize that it is not true. Pants, socks, shoes, and even underware I tend to put on while sitting down. So from yesterday I began this new challenge to self: dress up standing up. It is doable and I've done for a day and a half now. Of course sometime I can forget, but for the most part it is interesting "can I stand on one foot and do it?". So far I noticed that taking off socks is the hardest. Often after putting on in one swift move, i have to readjust them by kneeling down, but that just as fine.
(hmm all of sudden as I am writing you I remmebered how my ex used to pun on pants, alwasys standing up and almost falling and I was thinking back than how funny he seemed. But trueth be told he did it the normal way - rather than sitting down for everything.)
Red, I know you noticed my new phrase. Perhaps I should have put it in quote, but this one got me thinking not about a guy but about thy fat, how equating sloppiness in life to sloppiness in health can be true. That's why I posted that. No it is not all about a man, but having one would not hurt. Yet I want the right one. My ex was that kind of a guy, in many ways but definitely not all. Hence he is an ex.

Yesterday's report:
A: Food (3) -Day 3 (Jan. 18) Done
B: H2O (3) - Day 3 (Jan. 18) Done
C: Gym (3) - Day 3 (Jan. 18) Done

Apple Blossom
01-19-2006, 02:11 PM
Hello everyone!
Day 3 No BEER:hat: :hat: :hat:
Day 8 exercise, but I still am barely making the effort. Although my simple mind says ANY exercise will burn calories, right? Its just that I could chose to walk for an hour or jog for 20 min to get the same results, calorie-wise anyway. Aerobic exercise comes with the extra benifits of cardio-vascular health and maybe some other stronger, more buff muscles as well.
ANyway, my "a little is better than nothing" attitude will probably never get me the results I crave. And while I've been good about the beer, I've been eating too many *food porn* and yesterday I bought some *food porn* and If I had 2 beers instead of the naughty foods, I'd probably be better off. So I need to lay down a few more "rules", to keep myself in line. BABY DIFFFICult ATTEMPT TO TYPE BYE

redballoon
01-19-2006, 02:26 PM
jolly -- Oh, no! :( Don't you have any pause days?

curlylocks
01-19-2006, 02:43 PM
Hey carla................

Tayja
01-19-2006, 03:10 PM
Tayja, The people at 3fc are making changes with the signatures because they're taking up too much room. Now, they're voting on what you want to do with them so go here and vote!

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=-1&f=40

Find the sticky at the top about "signature poll" and read it. I think right now the signatures are appearing once a page or once a thread, something strange like that.

More later. :comp:

ok i am not caught up yet but wanted to start with this... that makes since... i noticed there were some very large siggies here, we have limits at OLU so i totaly understand... i'm gunna go vote once i get caught up in this thread :D

redballoon
01-19-2006, 03:12 PM
Good morning. Up at 4 here to get to work on that story. After getting off to the gym, a 5K jog, then facing the headon wind for the long walk home again, I was too tired to write last night.
I'm better in the morning anyhow.

I did, however, do the challenge journaling, quite enjoyed it, especially the part about planning for the next day's tough parts. So, I can definitely call Day 2 a wrap.

Ok, quick catchup here, then I gotta get this butt in gear! :dancer:

Apple -- :bravo: A hand on another day notched! :spin: As for the exercise and the a little-is-better-than-none thinking, sure, it IS better than none, but more is better than a little and more likely to see results and results is what you're after, right? As I know on the books and certain studies they say an hour is the same as 20 in the walk/jog debate, but my body says it ain't! And like you said, the cardio benefits are enormous. When I've been training my heart, I have tons more energy and feel like doing so much more. I start chomping at the bit, so to speak and actually want to up the pace during my run. Before, I used to think it was tough to just get on the treadmill and do something at 6 kph, now I rev up to 9 or 10 kph with some real hard rock on my iPod nano (great little thing!) and I knock out practically another K with that, before taking a breather at 7 kph. Now, the 6 kph seems like a joke. Of course, I still am not cutting the food greatly, but I can quickly get the added fat off. The thing I gotta do is keep it up long enough (and with enough non-beer days) to get more and more of the stored fat gone! You can do it! Just keep trying! One day you'll get so sick of playing games with yourself, that maybe something'll click in.

CBETA -- Good going on your challenges! :dance: I think the standing up/sitting down thing is mostly just a preference. I see lots of tiny Japanese sitting down to change and it's tradition here to sit down on a tiny stool and bathe and then get into the tub, so it comes naturally to them. But, yes, balance is a problem when you're heavy I suppose or the weight is a strain when you're standing on one leg. I notice too that when I gain weight I just naturally become more energy-conservative, finding ways subconsciously even to not expend energy. When I am lighter I bound around! Awareness is key! You're doing great, CB! :yes:

chai -- Cool with the grandma! Be sure to stay away from here, however, when you've gained! :eek: That's like me with the racehorse trainers. They look at you and pick you apart 'cause they've got eyes for weight. And being Japanese, they say it! I am no longer socially acceptable, having spent too much time around racehorse trainers and bodybuilders, who seem to make their greetings somehow weight related. They think nothing of it and neither do I but I know it doesn't go over well in the general public! :lol:

carla -- The monkey thing is from the Japanese quote, about monkeys falling from trees. I suppose the sloths just never fall, partly because they're not running around, just hanging out. You get back on your challenges, you hear! And keep up the water one, only a tad more!

marble -- Ignore the scale!! So what?!?! You got those compliments. They don't mean nothing! Go back and reread what you wrote about living off 'em for a month! Excellent going on the sweaty workout. I see so many people barely moving on the cardio machines at the gym and I think, just what the heck do they think they're going to get out of doing that?!?! But, pushing yourself to you feel sick may mean you went a bit too hard. I really, really recommend people get a heartrate monitor. They have lower-end models that aren't costly at all. Checkout the Polar site.

freaky -- Congrats on a successful liftoff!! :flame: Don't know what kind of trainer lifts your legs over your head. If I attempted that I'd tear something. You sure you're not in some kind of S&M club? And I don't want to hear any more that you have foregone exercise for TV?!!?! :nono: But you didn't, did you? The TV was after the exercise, right? So, are you getting your workout in today? And don't worry about the skin. We let it all hang out on this site!!

jolly -- Like I said, don't you have a pause day? I don't remember you taking one. Waiting for your new revised challenge. ;)

Shad
01-19-2006, 03:21 PM
Morning all,

Red, I'm fine (but thank you for asking) just incredibly busy. I'm going to have to find a job so I can go to the office for a rest. Son 1 arrives tonight and I am busy cleaning, clearing, getting rid of junk, painting, gardening, mowing. Not to mention tiling, grouting and some general handyman carpentry.

It's all I can do at the moment to keep up with the threads here, much less post replies to everyone. I do read the posts first thing in the morning. So I know who is good and who is not! You know which category you are in!! Not mentioning any names here!

See ya

Tayja
01-19-2006, 03:26 PM
Tayja -- :bravo: Congrats on a successful Day 1! :cp: And glad to hear freaky is doing well too. Hope she comes in and posts too. Keep up the good work Tayja! :yes: Wow, and your mother would probably faint if she met some of us on here! :lol3: Avoiding the vending machine sounds like it'll be a great challenge for you. They are awful habits, aren't they?




thank you :D today is almost complete and looking very successful also, i am almost finished with my 3rd bottle which is just over 50oz and there are still a lot of hours left

the vending machine one is going to be really hard, i am on campus from about 7:45 until a little after 2 every day, i dont have time in the morning for breakfast and usualy by 9 i am hungry so i grab a quick candy bar from the vend and then at noon i have lunch which usualy includes some cookies or something along with what ever else i am having

this is my second semester and it has really become a daily habit because i am so hungry in the morning and a hugely picky eater plus i need the energy the chocolate can provide

so the cookies are staying in (cause i dont always get them anyway they are fresh baked otis spunkmyers and sell out real fast) and the candy bars are going to be out... not sure when i will start this one yet tho... want to make sure i can keep up with my water challenge first

redballoon
01-19-2006, 03:28 PM
Good morning. Up at 4 here to get to work on that story. After getting off to the gym, a 5K jog, then facing the headon wind for the long walk home again, I was too tired to write last night.
I'm better in the morning anyhow.

I did, however, do the challenge journaling, quite enjoyed it, especially the part about planning for the next day's tough parts. So, I can definitely call Day 2 a wrap.

Ok, quick catchup here, then I gotta get this butt in gear! :dancer:

Apple -- :bravo: A hand on another day notched! :spin: As for the exercise and the a little-is-better-than-none thinking, sure, it IS better than none, but more is better than a little and more likely to see results and results is what you're after, right? And I know on the books and certain studies they say an hour is the same as 20 in the walk/jog debate, but my body says it ain't! And like you said, the cardio benefits are enormous. When I've been training my heart, I have tons more energy and feel like doing so much more. I start chomping at the bit, so to speak and actually want to up the pace during my run. Before, I used to think it was tough to just get on the treadmill and do something at 6 kph, now I rev up to 9 or 10 kph with some real hard rock on my iPod nano (great little thing!) and I knock out practically another K with that, before taking a breather at 7 kph. Now, the 6 kph seems like a joke. Of course, I still am not cutting the food greatly, but I can quickly get the added fat off (from all my little relapses). The thing I gotta do is keep it up long enough (and with enough non-beer days) to get more and more of the stored fat gone! You can do it! Just keep trying! One day you'll get so sick of playing games with yourself, that maybe something'll click in.

CBETA -- Good going on your challenges! :dance: I think the standing up/sitting down thing is mostly just a preference. I see lots of tiny Japanese sitting down to change and it's tradition here to sit down on a tiny stool and bathe and then get into the tub, so it comes naturally to them. But, yes, balance is a problem when you're heavy I suppose or the weight is a strain when you're standing on one leg. I notice too that when I gain weight I just naturally become more energy-conservative, finding ways subconsciously even to not expend energy. When I am lighter I bound around! Awareness is key! You're doing great, CB! :yes:

chai -- Cool with the grandma! Be sure to stay away from her, however, when you've gained! :eek: That's like me with the racehorse trainers. They look at you and pick you apart 'cause they've got eyes for weight. And being Japanese, they say it! I am no longer socially acceptable, having spent too much time around racehorse trainers and bodybuilders, who seem to make their greetings somehow weight related. They think nothing of it and neither do I but I know it doesn't go over well in the general public! :lol:

carla -- The monkey thing is from the Japanese quote, about monkeys falling from trees. I suppose the sloths just never fall, partly because they're not running around, just hanging out. You get back on your challenges, you hear! And keep up the water one, only a tad more!

marble -- Ignore the scale!! So what?!?! You got those compliments. They don't mean nothing! Go back and reread what you wrote about living off 'em for a month! Excellent going on the sweaty workout. I see so many people barely moving on the cardio machines at the gym and I think, just what the heck do they think they're going to get out of doing that?!?! But, pushing yourself til you feel sick may mean you went a bit too hard. I really, really recommend people get a heartrate monitor. They have lower-end models that aren't costly at all. Check out the Polar site.

freaky -- Congrats on a successful liftoff!! :flame: Don't know what kind of trainer lifts your legs over your head. If I attempted that I'd tear something. You sure you're not in some kind of S&M club? And I don't want to hear any more that you have foregone exercise for TV?!!?! :nono: But you didn't, did you? The TV was after the exercise, right? So, are you getting your workout in today? And don't worry about the skin. We let it all hang out on this thread!!

jolly -- Like I said, don't you have a pause day? I don't remember you taking one. Waiting for your new revised challenge. ;)

Phys -- Well, maybe your boyfriend needs some competition in your mind, or YOU need some in yours to help you reach your goals! Whatever it takes!! That's my motto! Sounds good with the journaling. Now keep it up! :flow1:

Tayja
01-19-2006, 03:30 PM
OK tay go ahead yell at me but i had been at the gym and had a crappy day well week if im honest, and when i did sign online it was 3 minetes till the american idol adutions and since thats the best episodes of american idol to watch i couldnt miss this stuff that and i was STARVING. ask jina about the chicken sometime :D




ok not yelling at you this time... but rather outing you with your funny little story you just told me and congradulating you at the same time...

Drea lost her pants :lol: running down the street :lol: (and yes that was sung in a silly voice)

:carrot: keep up the great work hunny !!!

marbleflys
01-19-2006, 03:36 PM
Oh RB, you are "The Voice of Sanity"......:drill: the pukey feeling was probably from jiggling my vitamins around my stomach with coffee before working out. I never did wretch:o

I'm just out of shape.....it will come back at some point.....

Hi to everyone else and welcome back Fishwoman too...I forgot yesterday.

Tayja
01-19-2006, 03:46 PM
freaky -- Congrats on a successful liftoff!! :flame: Don't know what kind of trainer lifts your legs over your head. If I attempted that I'd tear something. You sure you're not in some kind of S&M club? And I don't want to hear any more that you have foregone exercise for TV?!!?! :nono: But you didn't, did you? The TV was after the exercise, right? So, are you getting your workout in today? And don't worry about the skin. We let it all hang out on this thread!!




i'll answer cuase shes a slacker :lol: and really i am just impatient :lol: yep tv was AFTER the gym :D

and i just wanted to say CONGRATS :carrot: to everyone who has completed another day of their challenge(s) keep up the good work !!!

jollygirl
01-19-2006, 04:13 PM
OK. Just two quick questions here. 1) what is a "pause" day? and 2) what is "food porn?"

curlylocks
01-19-2006, 04:15 PM
tAY... DO U LIKE BOILED EGGS? on sundays i usually boil about a dozen , for those days when i am running out the door in a hurry i can just grab 2 and go...

redballoon
01-19-2006, 04:25 PM
jolly -- A pause day is like a free day. Go back to the first post of this thread for all the details. And "food porn" is what we call talking about food that doesn't belong on any kind of reducing diet, and what we like to avoid talking about here as it defeats the purpose and could lead others astray or cause a lapse of resolve... like going on saying, "oh, I just had the most delicious chocolate layer cake (food porn) and then I pigged out on a whole pint of the most scrumptious Haagen Daazs new flavor (food porn)....."

And tay, yes, excellent suggestion from curly. There's nothing unusual about feeling hungry but you have to prepare for those times instead of reaching for junk. You NEVER need the energy of a candy bar. You need something to sustain you and rev your brain again for more work. Eggs are great for the brain-boosting protein. Grab an apple or pack some other easily eaten fruit for energy and low assimilation into your system. Stay away from the refined sugar!

Tayja
01-19-2006, 04:31 PM
tAY... DO U LIKE BOILED EGGS? on sundays i usually boil about a dozen , for those days when i am running out the door in a hurry i can just grab 2 and go...

i dont really like eggs at all... when i do have them they must be scrambled and on toast :lol:

i did grab some cream of wheat this morning cause i woke up starving... but all that did was make me more hungry i totaly stuffed myself at lunch like a complet idiot... but i was dying

usualy when i dont eat breakfast i grab that candy bar around 9ish and then i eat somethng small at lunch but eating breakfast just makes me hungry cuase once my stomach empties out it wants more i guess...

freakybella
01-19-2006, 04:31 PM
day 2 complete yey walked for 30 minetes and even lost my pants on 14 mile

Tayja
01-19-2006, 04:32 PM
yeaaaa drea is here !! we posted at the same time !

marbleflys
01-19-2006, 04:32 PM
oooohhh, that Carla is ALWAYS talking about Food Porn.....:rolleyes:

redballoon
01-19-2006, 04:36 PM
Tay, talk to curly about low-glycemic foods. She's our thread spokesperson. Cream of wheat is highly refined. Best to go with All-Bran or some nonsugary cereal or slow-cooking oats if you gotta have cereal.

FishWoman
01-19-2006, 04:39 PM
So we have monkeys in trees, and sloths in trees, and a fish out of water because she didn't get to work out yesterday either. :( I don't care what time I get home tonight - I will do at least 30 minutes of exercise so I can log a day one!

CBETA - I'm 36 and still have to sit when I put my socks on:dizzy: I can put everything else on standing. Just think - between your losing weight and your balancing whilst dressing, you will be able to audition for the ballet russe.:)

Red - your stating that the Japanese grandmothers will tell you that you are fat reminds me that I forgot to tell you all that the philipina lady who gave me my massage on the cruise told me I was fat. :?: After my massage, the lady tried to sell me on the products. Guess what her pitch was? Give up? She told me that I was gaining weight and had cellulite and needed to buy these "external detoxification" products. B*tch. Worse, I sat there and agreed with her. Even though 1) I don't have cellulite and 2) I have actually lost 10 pounds in the past 4 months. I was still all sniffly and sad about it the next morning, and DH went up and spoke to the spa manager (and we canceled our other spa appointments).

freakybella
01-19-2006, 04:43 PM
YA one should NEVER run down 14 mile in pants that are two big and of course i go comando and i have a burnt *** from tanning at the gym... oh and also yes excerise was before AI audtions heheh

Tayja
01-19-2006, 04:51 PM
Tay, talk to curly about low-glycemic foods. She's our thread spokesperson. Cream of wheat is highly refined. Best to go with All-Bran or some nonsugary cereal or slow-cooking oats if you gotta have cereal.

oh i dont have to have it and i know it aint that good for me and i hardly eat it anyway... i was just starving this morning and it was quick and easy... just add a little hot water and ur good to go

redballoon
01-19-2006, 04:51 PM
Fish -- Japanese grandmothers? No, Japanese racehorse trainers and chai's grandmother! But, I bet the Japanese grandmothers would say something too. The nerve of that masseuse. Obviously she was just saying that as a sales spiel. Ignore, totally! But, heck, yeah, who needs that kind of talk? Bet she got the ax! And I'm expecting a good report next post!!

freaky -- Good for you. But, wow, running down the street with pants around your ankles! :eek: "Going commando" and burnt As! You are something else. I love it! And you better be laughing about exercise BEFORE any boob tube or I am not going to be happy. Oh, no. :nono: Any such shenanigans and (btw, your "friend" Tayja calls you a "slacker" :dunno: ) you will be brought up for review, young lady! :drill:

Tayja
01-19-2006, 05:10 PM
:hug: fishwoman :hug: i am so sorry about your cruise... i think i woulda either been in tears or had to hit the woman

but your post did make me think

is cellulite really a lost cause we can do nothing about?? i have heard about all the creams and lotions and suranwraps and also heard that they dont really work... i have had BAD cellulite on my thighs and butt for years even when i was a size 6 i still had it and had it bad... the more weight i have put on the worse it has gotten and i now have it around my knees and its horrible !!

Sushi Penguin
01-19-2006, 05:11 PM
Update at last...

1. No sweets & 10 mins stationary bike (level 3, no free days left)
Completed Day 17 yesterday, Thur, Jan 19th.

2. Exercises for thighs and abs (level 2, one pause day left)
Completed Day 11 yesterday.

3. Fruit eating challenge (level 1, one pause day left)
Completed day 10 yesterday.

Haven't started anything new yet - still no work schedule. But the good thing is that I've been doing stationary biking in the morning every day but Thursday (when I forgot to set my alarm and woke up just early enough to make it to work on time!). I can't wait to be done with my second challenge though... it's a pain and I'm not too sure it actually yields any results...

Tayja
01-19-2006, 05:18 PM
freaky -- Good for you. But, wow, running down the street with pants around your ankles! :eek: "Going commando" and burnt As! You are something else. I love it! And you better be laughing about exercise BEFORE any boob tube or I am not going to be happy. Oh, no. :nono: Any such shenanigans and (btw, your "friend" Tayja calls you a "slacker" :dunno: ) you will be brought up for review, young lady! :drill:

:lol: do we have the rolling on the floor laughing smilie?? ( i must get used to these new smilies they are different then the ones i am used to)

chaigirl
01-19-2006, 05:45 PM
my grandmother *did* actually call my boyfriend out for having gained weight since she saw him last...

and freaky, I have to say that *running* and *going commando* sounds like a nightmare of chafing in unmentionable areas....yowch!

red - I have made an official mental note to avoid all japanese racehorse trainers and grandmothers until I am svelte and tiny. Thanks for da tip.

I hope that mean old cruise lady got canned. I was just thinking about planning a massage/spa day for boyfriend and I on our anniversary trip this weekend but now I am having second thoughts b/c I don't want to deal with the low self-esteem horror of my miles of flesh being rubbed by a stranger. Maybe we'll just go to the movies and shop and eat *food porn* instead.

Keep on Truckin!
Erin :carrot:

freakybella
01-19-2006, 06:32 PM
ok please bear with me lol im such a "newbie" on message boards.. first order of buisenss (im also a horrible speller) i was laughing so hard at the excerise before hand... TO TAY I AM NOT A SLACKER! she has known me since i was 13 ish lol also going comando and running isnt as hard as u would think not so much chafage but my face and my butt seemed to match in color for quite a while:o

But i did it dang it day two complete

hey do i get bouns day for the embarressment factor :joker:

ooo degrassi is on

freakybella
01-19-2006, 06:33 PM
[quote=freakybella]ok please bear with me lol im such a "newbie" on message boards.. first order of buisenss (im also a horrible speller) i was laughing so hard at the excerise before hand... TO TAY I AM NOT A SLACKER! she has known me since i was 13 ish lol also going comando and running isnt as hard as u would think not so much chafage but my face and my butt seemed to match in color for quite a while:o

But i did it dang it day two complete

hey do i get bouns day for the embarressment factor :joker:

ooo degrassi is on

Tayja
01-19-2006, 06:49 PM
ok whats with ur double post :lol:

and yes we've known each other for 8 years now !!! man i miss some of those old day moments, we had some good times !! and you were 14 :lol:

ok sooo day two is complete and I am still drinking... 84.5 oz and counting !!!

and you were only slacking because ya didnt get over here and post :lol:

ETA: adding an extra bottle at school helped... yesturday i had two bottles at school and the rest after i got home and it was hard getting them all in... so today i took 3 to school and got all 3 drained before i got home... that helped... i'm not a big drinker, usualy i would buy a 20oz diet mt dew when i got to school at 8 and still have part of it when i got home at 2, so this is a big feat for me to drink this much

curlylocks
01-19-2006, 06:53 PM
day 2: 1247 calories
1hr of circuit training

jollygirl
01-19-2006, 10:47 PM
well I burned calories laughing. Commando running . . . I don't know. I know a few folks who have done commando horse riding - and of course their breeches broke at the wrong time . . .

OK. So now I understand food porn and pause days. So I take a pause day for the caffeine for yesterday, and still need to come up with a new goal on avoiding the food porn. That really is an apt phrase, with the amount of fantasizing I do about chocolate. or Vin Diesel. . . . or Vin Diesel with chocolate . . . . . Wait, sorry - what was I saying.

Anyway. Have a good one all. Will check in tomorrow.

chaigirl
01-19-2006, 11:19 PM
mmmmmchocolate covered vin diesel....

still working onn the water - 36 oz to go.... I'll get it down darnit - I don't care if I pee all night! I'm waiting for the boyfriend to come downstairs so he can refill my water bottle - I have managed to screw up my knees royally....I hope I've just gotten a little overzealous with the exercise - I basically went from the occasional leisurely walk to hockey four nights a week and a temper-tantrum that involved an exercise bike. Now I can't go up or down stairs and I have to be very careful how I walk because of the pain it causes my knees. I'm currently sitting on my couch with ice packs on both of them, hoping against hope that they get better by next week so I can play in the playoffs...how sad is that? I just want my knees to get better so I don't miss the big game in the chubby nerds hockey league! You'd think I'd be concerned about my overall health and what this could mean for it - and I am, in an abstract sort of way- but mostly I just don't want to miss the playoffs!! C'mon coach! put me in put me in!!! I can play, I swear! *hobble hobble hobble* It's like being in high school again, when I wanted to keep playing even when I was bleeding. Ahhwell...we'll see. Right now I'm going to go chugalug more water and contemplate the coming weekend....

This weekend is official anniversary romance adventure - postponed from last weekend. *foodporn* *foodporn* *foodporn* *foodporn* I have no intention of counting calories for the whole weekend - I did, however, request that we have a hotel with a fitness center so I can get my workouts in (although I'll have to figure out how I'm going to do that with these knees...I don't want to make them worse...maybe I'll beg for an indoor pool, instead - that way I can swim...yeah! that's it! swimming!), and I will be staying on the water challenge wagon for the weekend. But ohhhh the *foodporn*.

Keep On Truckin!
Erin :carrot:

chaigirl
01-20-2006, 12:15 AM
YES! Water challenge day 16 is complete!
....now it's off to the potty...... :)


Keep on Truckin!
Erin :carrot:

Shad
01-20-2006, 05:56 AM
Day 15 done on both challenges.

Shower, then off too the airport to pick up son and g/f. It seems the plane is delayed 1/2 hour. 10.15 arrival time. Hope the car knows it's way to the airport and back. That's past my bedtime

redballoon
01-20-2006, 06:21 AM
Well, I just did the crunches plus, so this makes Day 3 done! Hurrah, all three challenges, as long as I write up everything I eat today, which I will. I even resisted a trip to Tullys and did not buy cafe latte, though I did a run for someone else. Way to go, me! :spin:

chai -- Hurrah for Day 16 done! :cp: And what's this?! anniversary romance weekend?! You lucky dog! But how are you going to enjoy it with ice packs on your knees. Hope you're better by then! :yes:

jolly -- you still haven't come up with an idea for a doable challenge?! Sound like me till a few days ago. A hand on the caffeine though. :cp:

curly -- Back in that tree and swinging!!

Tay -- Good for you, down with two! :woo: Good going with the planning. As for cellulite, they say that it's basically a circulation problem, meaning the junk in your body is not getting flushed out, mostly due to lack of intense, sweating exercise and real heart-building stuff. It's not so much about fat. A lot of super skinny Japanese girls have it. I just watched something on TV and this is what the doctors were saying. I get a lot of exercise and only have a little bit of it but it's only visible when I squeeze the skin a lot. I think I have regular exercise to thank. You can get in the habit too. It really does get easier.

freaky -- You're doing fine. We're just having fun with you. I'm very proud of you for getting up and running, clothes falling off or not. I mean, like, really, who cares!?! Just be sure and check the local laws and regulations on public exposure, just how much is allowed and how much not! And sorry, no bonus days for embarrassment. I bet you enjoyed it anyway!! :lol3: You know what, I didn't even know what "going commando" meant. You see how out of it I am being over here so long? It wasn't until people were using it that it dawned on me that it might be a slang expression. I googled it and sure enough, it was there! Ok, got you now, now I understand the allusions to chafing and such. Really! a learning experience!

Sushi -- There you are! Where have you been? Not happy with the No. 2 challenge, you say? Is that the thighs and abs one? If it's not showing results then up the intensity if you can. I know my ab challenge, 10 sets of 20, really made me stronger. Go longer with each set. Go for the burn!

marble -- thank you! The "voice of sanity," eh?! :lol: Maybe the voice is sane, but not she who rarely heeds it! Hope you're feeling better, but keep up the good work! Go for more compliments while you can get them. After that will come the jealous digs. ;)

redballoon
01-20-2006, 06:23 AM
Shad -- Just saw your post now after I typed the other. Good for you for sticking to the challenges! :yes: Have a safe trip. Hope things are less hectic for you. I just got two cats to the vet. Talk about hectic....

FishWoman
01-20-2006, 11:30 AM
Finally! I went to the gym last night and did 30 minutes on the elliptical.

I hope everyone is having a good day and will have a fantastic weekend:D

marbleflys
01-20-2006, 11:34 AM
MEOW, MEOW Red......my old jeans are falling off my butt right outta the dryer!

Day #9

36 mins. of wts. & Cardio.....(hard cardio total of 12 mins.)....my next step is to increase the cardio in hopes of removing the fat layer, so far I've topped out at 15 mins. of high intensity in short segments...I'll add more segments or make the others longer in duration.

Actually I do feel a bit "firmer"

new_year_new_me
01-20-2006, 12:04 PM
Hey I am new here and I like your attitudes! I would like to join in on the challenge! I guess the protocall is to just pick one ane stick with it? Well here it is ( I have a few I would like to try).

Challenge #1- Drink- 135 oz of water ( is that to much or to little) I dont know?

Challenge #2- walk 30 min each day on my lunch break and 1 hour on the weekends.

I will try these for now, hopefully they help. I cannot wait to get to know you all..... introductions!!!!!!! Please message me :write: and tell me a little about yourself..... what your challenges are/ have been doing. How much weight you have lost, what works for you and most importantly what was the turning point in your life that made you look at yourself and go...." this is out of control and something has to change !"

I know my turning point was looking at pictures of myself at my sister in laws wedding. She wears a size 5 and I looked like two of her put together in my size 22 pants:ink:!.... out of control!!!!!

tell me your stories!!!!!! :wave:

chaigirl
01-20-2006, 12:06 PM
First off, a great big HOORAY for everyone!! We so rock!

I am having the weirdest soup for lunch – it’s chicken and rice but it’s like the cafeteria people didn’t have quite enough of the real chicken and rice soup so they just dumped a big bag of frozen mixed veg in it and used milk instead of water…it’s not bad – it’s just not what I normally think of as “chicken and rice soup” I’m going to have to be careful today and not binge in the midafternoon as this is a pretty small lunch by my standards – soup and mixed fruit – I’m not being weird and obsessive there just wasn’t anything that looked appetizing other than the soup and the fruit. Maybe I’ll stop at my favorite café on the way home and get yet another cup of soup – they have the best soup on the planet and it’s all nice and healthy – sometimes it’s even vegan!

Shad – hope you made it back from the airport safe!!! You never can trust those cars and their sense of direction – they’re tricksy!

Red – YAAY!! Day 3 woot! And you made a latte run for someone else?! That takes resolve!

Freaky – I wouldn’t worry too much about the cellulite – pretty much everyone has at least some and it will get less and less noticeable as the weight comes off.

FishWoman – way to go! First step is always the hardest!

Marble – I can’t wait until my pants fall off right out of the dryer! Congratulations!

NewYear - :welcome: If you scroll up to the beginning of the thread, you can see Red's rules for 21 day challenges, but you've got the basic gist of it. You have stumbled onto a thread full of crazy women, I should warn you :) we've got everything from public nudity to self-navigating automobiles here. They're also the most supportive and motivated bunch of folks I have met so far on 3fc - I am inspired every day to keep going a)for myself and b) because I don't want to have to go online and admit to this bunch that I fell off the wagon!!! Believe me, some days all that keeps me clinging to the wagon is these guys! Welcome welcome! :welcome:

Keep on Truckin!
Erin :carrot:

new_year_new_me
01-20-2006, 12:33 PM
Chaigirl- Thank you for the warm welcome... and the warning!!!:p
This deffinatly sounds like the group for me.

congrats on your water challenge, how much are you drinking each day?

Is your foot feeling better, I hope so. You deffinatly sould like you might be the back bone of the team!!

So what is your story?????;)

PhysDom
01-20-2006, 12:37 PM
Ok, day one on the writing-it-all-down and then reviewing it in the morning...
...and I've written down all that I've eaten for today, too.

A big change for me is that since I'm now -active- for 8 hours a day while at work (on my feet, walking, running) I don't really know how many calories I should be getting. So I have just been writing down what kind of food I eat (chicken fried rice made with brown rice and chicken breasts, very light on the added oil -- homemade) but not really the amounts. I need to get used to eating enough so that I don't -die- until I balance out all of this walking/running!!

Welcome to everyone new!

CBETA
01-20-2006, 01:57 PM
The little things 4 (1-towels, 2-squizing in, 3-socks)
Interesting to compare 1 pound of yogurt is just a jar which nicely fits into my hand. yet 1 pound of fat, is a huge nasty blob. Are they equal - yes of course, mass is same 1 pound. But perceptually they are not, one can produce the other, and when we look at volume we can see how much yogurt is smaller. Food, life, relationships, many things are all about volume, substance. I don't want just a guy, I want a top quality one, right?
I stood there at Trader Joe's reading lables for yougurt trying to find plain with little amount of carbs, and no fructose or corn syurope...and today I tried on my something my mom used to wear before (for a brief period as she transitioned between weight. She did lose over 50 pounds and have kept it off for 2 years now). It's a coat like thing, made out of wool, but thin (sort of like cardigan), when she gave it to me on Thanksgiving it would not even stay on...now I still cannot close it, but it looks ok. I am sitting in at work, and it reminds me of mom... (just some thoughs)
So I'd like to say hello to everyone who recently joined. I got so wrapped up in my own depression this past week, that I barelly noticed anything and anyone. Welcome to the thread. I know someone asked about our stories, and actually over the last 2 months I've been trying to learn them, but yet I don't know everyones. Perhaps all will agree to share...Here is a brief summary of mine.
Russian born (hence bad english grammar), lived in US for 12 years, professionally employed (sitting down job). Began on the first day of December. Results so far are 14 pound loss as of today (yes 1 pound for this week). Measurements taken on Dec.18, and yes I will be seeing how those changed this weekend. I like what I am trying to do, because I don't want to be obese. I enjoy writing and analysing (hmm it sort of comes as part of my daily job) because it gives me the sensation of learning...

Yesterday's report

A: Food (3) -Day 4 (Jan. 19) Done. Yesterday's and day before lunch was delish. Poached salmon and grilled chicken breast with salad. No dinner both days, instead a yougurt and a clementine around 4pm ~1.5-2 hours prior to my workout.
B: H2O (3) - Day 4 (Jan. 19) Done, I started even craiving it more often and feeling thirsty
C: Gym (3) - Day 4 (Jan. 19) Done, have been at the gym every day this week. Monday did 1.5 of my old routine. For two days after my legs have been sore. Yesterday did 100% of routine. I was so happy that I could. I took me 1.5 mo (30 days of excercise) to get used to it again. Felt sore while at the gym, and during eve, but ok today not like Tuesday. Another intersting thing.... I was working out 50% through my routine and felt how sweat was uzzing out of me...interesting feeling (sounds gross I know, but that's something to look forward to in the future).
Red, Fish thank you for supporting me, i understand all of this, but I want to remember these details, because I want to adapt them now, for a healthier me...

Tayja
01-20-2006, 02:25 PM
ok i have to go back and read and catch up... but if there is a sign up sheet for chocolate covered vin diesel put me on the list !!!

Tayja
01-20-2006, 02:32 PM
Tay -- Good for you, down with two! :woo: Good going with the planning. As for cellulite, they say that it's basically a circulation problem, meaning the junk in your body is not getting flushed out, mostly due to lack of intense, sweating exercise and real heart-building stuff. It's not so much about fat. A lot of super skinny Japanese girls have. I just watched something on TV and this is what the doctors were saying. I get a lot of exercise and only have a little bit of it but it's only visible when I squeeze the skin a lot. I think I have regular exercise to thank. You can get in the habit too. It really does get easier.



still reading and catching up... but wanted to comment

so if i am understanding right... its not going to go away but with some work i can diminish the appearance??

that would be good... i know it has gotten worse over the years and since i put on all this weight

before it was only really noticeable in my theighs like when i was sitting and they were all smushed

but now i can just stand there and look in the mirror and not do anything and its BAM right in ur face...

i do have to say i might be wide and i migth be over weight but i have a great @$$, until i take my damn pants off and ya get a look at my nakid cottage cheese butt

what bothers me most tho is the areas around my knees its the whole knee area on the front of the leg and slightly above it now

before it used to just be the backs of my thighs

i really hope i can diminish it, cuase at this point (chaffing aside) i'm embarrased to even put on shorts or a skirt becuase my legs are so unsightly

Tayja
01-20-2006, 02:35 PM
Hey I am new here and I like your attitudes! I would like to join in on the challenge! I guess the protocall is to just pick one ane stick with it? Well here it is ( I have a few I would like to try).

Challenge #1- Drink- 135 oz of water ( is that to much or to little) I dont know?

Challenge #2- walk 30 min each day on my lunch break and 1 hour on the weekends.

I will try these for now, hopefully they help. I cannot wait to get to know you all..... introductions!!!!!!! Please message me :write: and tell me a little about yourself..... what your challenges are/ have been doing. How much weight you have lost, what works for you and most importantly what was the turning point in your life that made you look at yourself and go...." this is out of control and something has to change !"

I know my turning point was looking at pictures of myself at my sister in laws wedding. She wears a size 5 and I looked like two of her put together in my size 22 pants:ink:!.... out of control!!!!!

tell me your stories!!!!!! :wave:

i am still reading and catching up but wanted to reply to this

:wave:, Ms. woman with the long screen name... do ya have something shorter we can call ya :lol: maybe a first name?

its good to see you here !! glad you decided to join !! I am fairly new myself but loving it !!

i would say your water challenge is a little high for just starting out... unless you are used to drinking a good amount of water daily anyway... mine is 60oz but i am going from NO water at all to that 60oz, today is day 3 and i'm not done yet but doing well...

anyway i will PM you my introduction... you found a great place here i know you'll love it !!

carla49
01-20-2006, 02:47 PM
Both the no wine and no sweets challenges on hiatus for a few days, maybe a bit of a stealth challenge, who knows. Day 18 (?) H2O challenge completed. Back to no after-dinner food last night, so I've given myself several pats on the back for that. And then taken one pat away because of the somewhat excessive Xmas cake incident...

Today was weigh-in at the diet doc's and to my surprise, only up .4 lb, and that in spite of heavier jeans this time. Then off to buy two pairs of pants on sale - one too small, but cheap and bought for motivation. And then decided to buy some packets of stevia powder for my cappucinos. :p Bad idea! It's not exactly horrible, but it has a bit of a licorice flavour that doesn't go with coffee... So it'll be back to Splenda next time. NO intention of quitting coffee, just keeping it under control.

Marble, you skinny-minny! It really is great to hear you sounding so up and positive and gung-ho. Just don't get too carried away or I'll have to hate you... :lol:

Red, more vet visits? I hope nothing serious? Has the hair grown back around the litle one's eye? Good for you for sticking with your challenges! I don't think I could do the writing everything down bit - it just makes me obsess about food even more. Pleased to hear you sounding up again. :)

NewYear, :welcome2: You're certainly welcome to join our merry crew, but be forewarned that you may be required to run half-naked down the street to prove you belong. (Just kidding. But we do attract the flakes here. Speaking only for myself, of course... )

Tay, I think cellulite is at least partly genetic. Some thin, fit people have a ton; some fat, unfit people have none. But if you're prone to it, it will definitely improve with weight loss and a firmer bod. And vice versa. There are, of course, "doctors" out there who will charge you an arm and a leg to make absolutely no permanent difference in it, as well as pricey creams and lotions. (now, how do I know so much about all this? could it be I've been taken in once or twice by snake oil merchants? Who, moi?)

Fish, it's great to have you back. The pics were impressive. That upgraded stateroom was sure worth the extra money! As for the masseuse, very unethical of her to pass judgement on your physique. I wonder if the cruise line sets a quota on product sales for their spa employees? Not that that's an excuse. I used to go for regular massage to help with my sciatica, but quit when I gained all this weight - too humiliating to have a supremely fit Ironman triathlete digging her little mutuant hands deep into the mounds of blubber... :sumo: If I ever get to be as slim as you, though, I'll be back there in a flash to show off my buff bod!

Chai, the chicken rice soup does sound a little odd, but not unhealthy. How are the bad knees? Will you be able to play hockey this weekend, or will you be on the bench cheering/moping/cheering/moping....?

Shad, by now you'll be back from collecting DS and his GF, probably busy preparing that huge and yummy bbq. Even with the rain you've had, I'm about ready to trade weather with you. In the past week we've had rain, freezing rain, snow, gale force winds, freezing cold, a thaw that ruined the canal ice skating again.... Bon appétit, and have a lovely visit with the offspring.

ttfn

Tayja
01-20-2006, 03:07 PM
see i keep hearing that genetics thing over and over and over again and i cant agree with that

my mother has amazing legs... all of her weight is around her middle, shes got some hot sexy toothpick legs and even in her heavey middle section there is not a spot of cellulite anywhere on this woman i have ever seen

sure maybe it skiped out on her in genetics maybe it came from that loser #$%^&*()_ that helped create me, but based soley on mom i just dont buy it

new_year_new_me
01-20-2006, 03:35 PM
You all are so great, i am already starting to see personalities shine through!

Tayja- Ok...Ok... but my screen name had to mean something!! My real name is Josie..... no pussy cat jokes :nono: ...I mean it!!!!!!!!! Looks like you have had you ups and downs as far as weight loss goes.... and life! You are on the right track though.... cuz you are here!!! I agree with you on the cellulite issue, my mother, sister, cousins, aunts...(you name it) all have great legs and arms..... WHERE DID I GET @#$% in the genetics pool!!!! Well I used to have nice everything.... but then I had 2 kids.....120lbs later :stress: I am double the size I used to be and feeling like it!!!! I think the cellulite came with all of my ups and downs trying to lose the weight. I am glad you want to lose weight for your son.... I feel the same about my to!
Keep up the good work!!!!!

carla49- thanks for the warm welcome, you sound like you are full of advice. Which diet are you on? Is it working. I think mine is working, it is just need to get motivated about working out!!! AAAAHHHHHHH

CBETA- Sounds like you are dont well on the working out part of the diet.... wait ... whats working out????? Your sweating a lot has a lot to do with your water intake... probably why you are craving it more. Good job... the more you flush your body like that the more toxins you release... its so good for you!

Everyone else- Cannot wait to meet you!!!!! :hug:

Tayja
01-20-2006, 04:53 PM
:lol: josie, no pussy cat jokes from me, i wouldnt have even thought of it if you hadnt mentioned it... but i cant promise anything for everyone else around there :lol:

i hear ya on having kids, i had a great pg and as i have mentioned lost weight the whole time... but i know when i lose all this weight i am going to need a tummy tuck... i think the rest of me will bounce back rather nicely, but my stomach is completly shreded there is no muscle tone left to it at all, it just hangs and jiggles

i used to be like what... i dunno do the math... 20pounds or so bigger then i am now before i had the baby and yeah i was big yeah i had a fat round stomach but it was firm and tight, and now it just jiggles like shaking a bowl of jello

just simply walking across the room and my stomach wiggles and jiggles all over the place

what i hate are the friends i have who have had like 3 kids and are still a size 2 with perfect bikini bodies and have never worked out a day in their life... yeah i know 4 of them, two of them have 3 kids each (at last count) and the other two each has 1 kid, and to look at them you would have NO idea at all they had EVER been pg

Apple Blossom
01-20-2006, 06:30 PM
Just a quickie
Day 4 NO BEER:hat: :hat: :hat: :hat:
Day 9 exercise (I think)
We 've adopted a kitty! He is a snowshoe siamese, about 4 mos old. He is getting neutered today and I'm picking him up in a few hours. My kids are busy making him toys and a scratching post. They are so excited! Me too!

Tayja
01-20-2006, 06:46 PM
Congrats on your new kitty Apple !! thats great !!

good job on your challenges also !!

i love kitties (tried to insert a kitty smilie from smilie central but it wont let me *pout* )

KarlaG
01-20-2006, 07:10 PM
:wave: Ms. Tay told me I needed to get over here and join the fun! So here I am :dancer:

Now, I'm not a chocoholic, but I AM a margarita mama.

My Goals are:

1) No added sugar to my food (ie. nekkid oatmeal, nekkid cereal) Now this is a 2 for me!

2) No caffeine..let's make this a 1--I've kind of been weaning myself off, so now I think I'm to the point where I don't automatically grab an iced tea

3) 30 situps in the morning...this one is a straight 21er. If I get in the habit of a.m. situps, I will add pm sit ups in 3 weeks.

**************

I'll post some more later (I'm at work) but I wanted to stop in and say :wave: oh....and GO BRONCOS!

redballoon
01-20-2006, 07:10 PM
Oh, no!! A Karla with a K? What to do? You see, we have a carla here too and she is a force to be reckoned with. Oh well, at least we do have a difference in letters. Welcome Karla, :welcome3: I'm afraid, however, that I, as a loyal Pittsburgher (displaced), cannot allow Bronco-cheering on the thread! Simply unacceptable! :nono: This is a MAJOR no-no. We have certain rules here and until those Steelers are safely in the Bowl we have to be careful. The only way I can allow cheering for the opposition is if I start taking bets! OK, ok, just kidding. Fans will be fans, won't they? So, a margarita mama, is it?!! We are going to have to start posting links to the AA sites here! :lol3: You've taken on quite a challenge there, three in fact!! And wow, hey chai, more nakedness here!! :eek: Good luck and I hope to see lots of you here. Read back and get to know us all a bit better and do be sure to check out the rules in the first post, as it looks like you've already done. That's a toughie going for broke with the situps. Obviously, you're a woman of strength and courage! :strong: Hope you're with us for the long run! :yes:

Tayja
01-20-2006, 07:17 PM
:wave: Ms. Tay told me I needed to get over here and join the fun! So here I am :dancer:

Now, I'm not a chocoholic, but I AM a margarita mama.

My Goals are:

1) No added sugar to my food (ie. nekkid oatmeal, nekkid cereal) Now this is a 2 for me!

2) No caffeine..let's make this a 1--I've kind of been weaning myself off, so now I think I'm to the point where I don't automatically grab an iced tea

3) 30 situps in the morning...this one is a straight 21er. If I get in the habit of a.m. situps, I will add pm sit ups in 3 weeks.

**************

I'll post some more later (I'm at work) but I wanted to stop in and say :wave: oh....and GO BRONCOS!

yeaaaa you made it over here :carrot:

Tayja
01-20-2006, 07:24 PM
Tayja -- Working back in the posts here. You are a prolific one! Good! You've got to stop "hating" those people who seem to do nothing and yet don't blow up out of control. The killer to anything in life is comparison, unless you're just looking and going, I TOO am going to be there, WHATEVER it takes. We are all different. We with a tendency to put on fat are in fact the genetically superior ones. We would have survived the famines, the long hauls in search of food, the hiding-out in caves until the warring tribes passed us by. We are the strong! It's just that today's world is different and the weak are able to survive and look good and feel smug about it. Remember that and think of that if you have to think of anything. And don't go saying, I'd rather be one of the weak. Health is everything and a strong body is the basis of health. Just do the work if you want to look good in today's society. When I lived in India out in the boondocks I was a lot fatter than I am now and the village women would look at me admiringly and with awe and say how rich I must be!! I was a pauper in the West but not there. Anyhow, this is getting long. Just be prepared to do the work!! It takes a lot. Get tough with yourself. Don't wimp out.. You are the only one who has to know how much it takes for you to get where you are going to go, but you will feel so proud, so confident, so strong, that it will be worth every bit. Remember, NEVER give up!

As for the cellulite, do a google on the stuff and you'll come up with a lot. I wouldn't worry about genetics. Obviously, yours is NOT genetics so you can consider yourself lucky. If your mother had it, you'd more likely to sit back and whine, "it can't be helped!" It appears that diet and exercise are key to reducing the stuff. I am a vegetarian and eat a LOT Of fresh vegetables and fruit and fibrous beans and legumes, which apparently is good too for keeping cellulite at bay. You see, aren't you glad that it's just about work and eating right and moving that booty of yours!! :lol3:

:comp:


oh i dont hate them per se... it just aint fair is all, i'd like to smack them around a little and then go back to business as usual :lol:

as for the dreaded cellulite i do hope with some hard work i can diminish the appearance i know once ya get it you really cant make it go away but you can make it less noticeable so thats what i'm hoping for

KarlaG
01-20-2006, 07:28 PM
Well, once I tell DH what I have set myself up for with sit ups, you can bet your bippy he'll be counting my situps with me every morning. He's quite supportive without being drill sargent about it.

And when my Broncos win by more than the 3 points they are favored by, I just might have enough energy to do a kazillion sit ups :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :lol:



Oh, no!! A Karla with a K? What to do? You see, we have a carla here too and she is a force to be reckoned with. Oh well, at least we do have a difference in letters. Welcome Karla, :welcome3: I'm afraid, however, that I, as a loyal Pittsburgher (displaced), cannot allow Bronco-cheering on the thread! No way! :nono: This is a MAJOR no-no. We have certain rules here and until those Steelers are safely in the Bowl we have to be careful. OK, ok, just kidding. Fans will be fans, won't they? A margarita mama!! We are going to have to start posting links to the AA sites here! :lol3: You've taken on quite a challenge there, three in fact!! And wow, hey chai, more nakedness here!! :eek: Good luck and I hope to see lots of you here. Read back and get to know us all a bit better and do be sure to check out the rules in the first post, as it looks like you've already done. That's a toughie going for broke with the situps. Obviously, you're a woman of strength and courage! :strong: Hope you're with us for the long run! :yes:

Tayja
01-20-2006, 07:31 PM
:wave: Ms. Tay told me I needed to get over here and join the fun! So here I am :dancer:

Now, I'm not a chocoholic, but I AM a margarita mama.

My Goals are:

1) No added sugar to my food (ie. nekkid oatmeal, nekkid cereal) Now this is a 2 for me!

2) No caffeine..let's make this a 1--I've kind of been weaning myself off, so now I think I'm to the point where I don't automatically grab an iced tea

3) 30 situps in the morning...this one is a straight 21er. If I get in the habit of a.m. situps, I will add pm sit ups in 3 weeks.

**************

I'll post some more later (I'm at work) but I wanted to stop in and say :wave: oh....and GO BRONCOS!

you are taking on quite the challenges, i am proud of ya !! :carrot:

FishWoman
01-20-2006, 07:47 PM
Hi all, I should be leaving work in about 30 minutes (8:00 p.m) and then will dutifully slog to the gym. I have been very busy all week (which is great, but it keeps me off the internet :p ). I haven't even eaten lunch yet :dizzy:

Apple - I demand pictures of the new kitty!!

Red - Josie and the PussyCats was a comic strip (i think related to the Archie comics?). They were a girl band and I think they solved crimes too? Anyhow, they made a movie a few years ago by the same name that "starred" Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, and some other girl I don't remember.

Hi, Carla! My husband actually went and spoke with the spa manager about the masseuse. The manager "sort of" apologized, saying she would definitely have a conversation about tact, while also saying that it was just the Philipina culture to be "straightforward." So, as I hear it, "Sir, your wife IS fat, but I will tell the massueses to keep their mouths shut." ;)

If I haven't already said :welcome3: to everyone new, then Welcome to our Crazy Thread!!!

Alright, I have to roll or I will never get home!

curlylocks
01-20-2006, 08:16 PM
day 3

calories 1088

1 hr of circuit training

Sushi Penguin
01-20-2006, 08:29 PM
I'm here, I'm here, just don't always have the time to post... especially during weeks when figure skating events take place! :lol:

Anyhow, it's Saturday, Jan 21st, and here is how things stand:
1. No sweets & 10 mins stationary bike - Day 19 is done even thoug it's only noon. I've already done my biking and I know I won't have any sweets. :)

2. Exercises for thighs and abs - Day 13 done this morning, and how I can't wait to hit 21 on this one!

3. Fruit eating challenge - here I'm on Day 12 today, and about to have papaya for lunch :)

Any remedies for big thighs anyone? As to what to do to make them slim down somewhat... they're very muscular in the front, and have layers of flabby fat on the insides, youck, and my boyfriend says that although they've slimmed down a bit, the muscular part has gotten even more muscular, and he reckons that stationary biking isn't the best thing I could be doing...

redballoon
01-20-2006, 08:56 PM
Karla, IF your Broncos win, you HAVE to do a zillion situps for punishment!! :crazy:

tlm5285
01-20-2006, 09:29 PM
Well I am going to do 3.


A) Water- 8 glasses :)

B) Exersise - 15 min. (or more):)

c) Post to 3fatchicks- daily:)



Well I am hoping this will make these things a habit here goes.

Tayja
01-20-2006, 09:29 PM
Any remedies for big thighs anyone? As to what to do to make them slim down somewhat... they're very muscular in the front, and have layers of flabby fat on the insides, youck, and my boyfriend says that although they've slimmed down a bit, the muscular part has gotten even more muscular, and he reckons that stationary biking isn't the best thing I could be doing...

omg i am the same way, i have gymnist(sp) thighs covered in flab... it is from years of doing the WRONG excercises trying to slim them down, combined with a lot of biking, all i did was build bulky muscle in the fronts of them

and then all the weight piled on added to the insides of them, i can litteraly stand with my feet shoulder width apart and my thighs almost still touch !!

if anyone has an answer to sushi penguins question please share !!!

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:carrot: DAY THREE done !!! :carrot:

Tayja
01-20-2006, 09:36 PM
Ok i accidently had a blonde moment and submitted my post before i finished what i was saying

day three of my water challenge is complete :carrot: i didnt do as well as i did on day one and two but i DID get 60oz's

drank 20oz bottles today

it was hard getting it in being home and all cause i get distracted and stuff and dont think about drinking... plus i spent like ohhh around 2 hours at the drs office today with the baby (he had an orthopedic apointment) plus i got up an hour later then normal...

but i did reach my goal of 60oz so all is good !!!

i showed my friend jenny this site today and am hoping that she signs up, we are supposed to be work out buddies but havnt started working out yet...

we are starting tomorow... we are going to start trying to walk every day if possible but at least as offten as we can... will most likely be most days on the way home from school (at least til i join curves cause thats when i plan on going there)

but since her hubby is home tomorow to watch the chillins we're gunna head over to the track
i'm excited but since i am dependant on another person for this one i'm not going to start a challenge

i did also use my home scale this evening, its been a couple of weeks since i was weighed at my drs office and according to my scale at home i am around 192-193(its not digital its one of the old fashioned needle and point clock like ones)

so this is the scale i am going to go by from now on... i changed my ticker ;)

and not sure how often i will weigh myself but this is a starting point...

i am wondering if i should take some half nakie pictures of the current me so i can track my weight loss in pictures...

chaigirl
01-21-2006, 12:14 AM
Day 17 is complete.

New Year - I'm drinking 80 oz. of water per day - four 20 oz bottles seemed like a reasonable start for me. Short version of my story - I'm 23 and a law student. I've been verying degrees of fattity since I was in middle school - I have PCOS and am determined to lose this weight so I don't end up diabetic like my mom.

Carla - My knees are pretty messed up right now - I'm sitting on my couch with icepacks on them and I'm going to rest up for the weekend in hopes that I'll be able to play on monday. I bought braces for them this afternoon, but they're not exactly comfortable devices.

Red - Yep three years as of last weekend! It's pretty exiting, especially since the last year has been pretty rough - things are getting better now that I'm in school and the BF is working a steady job - money troubles put such a strain on a relationship - we're going away for the weekend and we're just going to relax and take some time for each other, somethign we haven't had much chance to do with both of our schedules. As for the knees, I plan to take it very easy and I have laid the ground rule of no walking-intensive dates, as I can walk but not for very long periods at all, and I can't really do stairs at all right now. I'm sure we'll have a great time, anyway - it'll just be a leisurely sort of great time and not a running all over the city on foot sort of great time.

At any rate, I probably won't be posting this weekend - I haven't even decided if I'm taking the computer with me at all or not - so this will probably be my last post until Monday. Have a great weekend everyone and good luck on your challenges!

Keep on Truckin!
Erin :carrot:

curlylocks
01-21-2006, 06:19 AM
WOW I beat Red here this morning?? just wishing everyone a great day... i'm heading out to take my chai-boy for a walk ....

redballoon
01-21-2006, 08:48 AM
curly -- "beat Red this morning" ??!! It's still only 11 p.m. Saturday here....
I think you're ahead of schedule!! ;)

Tayja
01-21-2006, 09:17 AM
Red: i gota question, excuse me i'm new and all and curious... how do you get to live all these exotic places? i ment to ask last night but then it sliped my mind...

Tayja
01-21-2006, 11:22 AM
ok anyone know how to create a personal album in the photo gallery section? i submited my images but they are just in my member galler which basicly means they are just out there for the world to see... and right on the first page when you click photos it shows the recently uploaded ones, so my half nakid @$$ is on display for everyone to see... there was 3 with clothes and 3 with out much clothes and of corse since i added the clothed ones first those got pushed back with the half nakid ones out in front...

not too sure/happy with that... i didnt realize they would just be BAM in your face ya know, i thought ya would have to click on my name or something to get to where the pictures were

Tayja
01-21-2006, 11:28 AM
ok i went back and deleted the ones with all the flesh, really not comfortable with them being on display like that

strange that i would have no problem posting all of them in this thread or a thread some where

but didnt like them out like that in the gallery section

freakybella
01-21-2006, 12:53 PM
ah sorry wasnt here to post yesturday, had a action packed day of kool aid powder on the carpet and on a two year old, going to the gym and going out with friends which turned out very badly *sigh*

day 3 on the work out challenge complete even though it was a rush job at the gym i still got in an hour and 15 minetes yey

On the plus side my guy best friend and i seem to be getting along better but unfourntly i found out just how much of a fair weather friend my hetro life partner is tottly ruined my night. I was having such a good time listeing to local heavey metal bands and partyin like a rock star untill relized she wasnt much of a friend to me or my cousin so who needs her right?

Apple Blossom
01-21-2006, 02:42 PM
Day 5 NO BEER:hat: :hat: :hat: :hat: :hat:
Have to restart the exercise, I fell asleep early last night.:mad:
I'm about to strap on a jog-bra and burn up the pavement.
I never got around to saying hello to the newbies! HELLO!:welcome2:
The new cat is so adorable. He is handling 3 kids, 2 dogs and getting neutered all in one day quite well! I think he's about 6 mos old, not 4.
Right now his name is Silas, but it changes often. I'll post pics probably tomorrow.:)

KarlaG
01-21-2006, 03:35 PM
:wave: Hi Ladies (and Steeler fan :lol: )!

Hope everyone is doing great with their challenges today! :carrot: (I just love me some carrot man!)

This morning I made some oatmeal.....and enjoyed it without the sugar that is usually piled on top. It was actually pretty tasty! The rest of my day doesn't contain any temptations as I have it written down.

Caffeine, none yet and situps--done! So far so good!

I don't think I told you much about myself yesterday. I'm thisclose to being 40, married and have two little boy cats, stepkids and grandchildren (courtesy of my oldest SD).

When I met my husband 5 1/2 years ago, I weighed right around 140 (I'm 5'6). I had just done 3 months on intense Fatkins and workouts and went from a size 12 to a size 8 (knowing that I would be meeting him IRL). :carrot: I kept that way for half a year, then came my hysterectomy due to endometriosis. That really buggered things up and I threw all exercize and dietary awareness out the window.

Things went even more off the deepend when I was diagnosed with Lupus and fibromyalgia soon after the surgery. Steroids can really wreek havoc on your body! Several years go by and I slowly change my wardrobe--of course this had nothing to do with weight gain of course (yeah right). I was appalled to find myself in a size 18 slacks this past November. But not appalled enough to do anything about it. Until......(dramatic music please) The Picture.

This innocent picture that has been on the fridge hiding behind papers came unhid. I looked at it and realized the reality of what my body had become. Not a healthy sight, not a pretty sight. Right then and there I decided to take control of my life. I decided that with my husband loving carbs (he's naturally slim) Low-Carb would be more difficult to do, I don't do fish so the funky fish menus were out, WW is a bit too high maintenance for me--I'd get bored easily. I decided on calorie and fat counting. So far, it's been working really well for me! It's something I can control and something that I can do even eating out.

Bottom line...my goal is to be in the low 140s by our 3rd anniversary on July 13th. I'm pretty stubborn and determined, so with setting these mini-goals and adopting them into my lifestyle, I am looking forward to July!

I :love: water and am now making sure I drink a glass/bottle 20 minutes or so before I have one of my mini meals.

So that's me!

KarlaG
01-21-2006, 03:36 PM
Karla, IF your Broncos win, you HAVE to do a zillion situps for punishment!! :crazy:


And that's one punishment I will be happy to do! Will you be able to get the game? At a decent hour?

Tayja
01-21-2006, 06:06 PM
today has been a rough day i am fighting to get my water in, pretty much chugging it right now as i type... got one bottle in and am working on the second and still have to do at least one more to get 60

but i slept in then we went to the store and then i took a nap with the baby so its been rough

i will get it tho... i might be floating and bloated and sick to my stomach before i am done :lol: but i'll get it

freakybella
01-21-2006, 06:47 PM
Day 4 complete did 45 min had to push like a son of a gun but dang it i did it!

curlylocks
01-21-2006, 07:23 PM
day 4

calories -1268

1 hour circuit training

redballoon
01-21-2006, 08:16 PM
Hi all. Sunday morning here. There is SO much snow (for Tokyo) on the ground. Yuck, yuck, yuck, though it is kind of pretty. This means riding is probably out till who knows when. Nothing stuck down in the south of the city where the office is, but when I got home late last night (more on that later) there was so much snow up here in the north. I figured it would be so because there was already a lot in the morning. Luckily, no trains were down as I only had to go a couple stops out of the city center. When you go further out the trains are stopped and delayed from snow. They rarely get snow in Tokyo and so everything is stalled.

Well, yesterday was a wash on two of the challenges, the journal and the exercise. I will take a pause day on those. Caffeine was okay and I didn't even have tea in the afternoon. I had planned on going to the gym after work or going straight home to pay the vet but neither plan materialized as I was sidetracked by a coworker and the call of the Saturday night special on pints at the local watering hole. Ah well, I had turned down an invite with my favorite work buddy beer mate the night before due to lack of funds, so I was feeling deprived. The Saturday night thing is so cheap it's excusable. Still, even that will have to be kept to a minimum. The after-hours time with coworkers is what I consider pretty essential for info gathering and solidarity. We discuss a lot about work and it's really our only hold on sanity in what is a pretty insane and demoralizing atmosphere these days. Our desk, the foreign news desk, is I think the best desk at the paper because we talk, we criticize, we argue and we get to know each other personally. Other desks are full of silence, backstabbing and a general lack of communication. Foreign desk is probably the only desk with some real journalists still not wanting to capitulate. Our motto: A desk that drinks together stays together! :lol:

freaky -- Way to go!! :cp: That extra pushing is what separates the women from the girls!! Keep it up! I'm sorry to hear about the problems with your "guy best friend" and "hetro life partner"...this is not one in the same person?...a little confused on the hetro and she and everything... in any case, I hope things get better for you. You are doing great with the exercise and I'm, though it sounds a bit odd for me to be saying as I'm not your mother, real proud of you. :yes:

Tay -- Did you get your water in? I hope so. Gotta laugh at you posting "half-naked photos" and then deleting them. Yeah, I would keep things off the Net waves. There are a lot of wackos out there and I know they even lurk around here at times. One time we had some absolutely awful photos blasted onto the thread. It was so gross. A quick note to the moderators and they got it off. Some nutcase.

Oh, and your question as to how I "get to go" to all these exotic places...I don't get to go anywhere. I just go, plan to go and follow through. I was always the wanderlust type. It's in the blood as both my grandfathers were like that. I've been stuck in Japan for decades now mostly due to animal responsibilities, but I would really love to be wandering more. You can do it too, you know, it just takes a bit of planning, saving your money and/or a good shot of curiosity. I am good at foreign languages although I would not say that is a prerequisite. I lot of people I meet abroad do not speak the language but get along with English just fine, sure, in a limited way, but fine enough. Have you ever been out of the States? Have you ever studied any foreign languages?

curly -- Just saw your post. You're doing so well. Getting to the gym all the time and all. You didn't mention...has the scale shown any progress or do your clothes fit looser? How is your chai-boy these days?

Karla -- No, I won't be able to see the game. I don't have any sort of cable. Kickoff would be at 5 a.m. and I'll probably be up and could find some updates on the Net. It'll probably be over by the time I go into work so I'll be able to read all the stories there that come in over the wire. Of course, we'll be on opposite ends of the emotional spectrum, depending on the outcome, but let's just hope it's a good game, meaning a real show of skill and not some trouncing! Fair enough?

Thanks for the background info on you. Good going on the naked oatmeal. I am cooking mine as I type. I put raisins, cranberries and today some apple in mine and that all makes it nice and sweet. I only recently started adding a touch of honey on top but have run out so there's none today. I like to eat raw honey only but can't buy it here. Keep forgetting to ask my sister to send me some in a CARE package. I just got one of those from her this morning and, gads!, there is licorice in it. My absolute favorite and a flavor that the entire nation of Japanese seems to hate, thus it is very hard to find here. Even the Jelly Belly store has the licorice hidden away on the bottom shelf.

Love your story with musical accompaniment at key moments. I could hear the Jaws music as that picture came unhid! :lol: Now I see why you asked us about our such moments, turning points. I can't say I ever had one, not that I realize. Weight comes and goes with me with it coming more often than going. Being in the 140s by July entails how much weight loss? I hope you can do it. I'm sure you can. Just take it easy to avoid rebound, ok?

Apple -- How'd that pavement burning go? Too bad on the exercise challenge but way to go on the beer!! I had a few too many last night. Really, these days, any is too many, both financially and healthwise. It has to be something really special to make me want to feel like dogmeat the next day. Glad to hear the kitten is holding his own. I'm glad to hear he's older than you thought too because getting them neutered too young is not a good idea. In male cats it can lead to them getting urinary blockage. We had a cat die from that because we didn't know the warning signs. Please be careful. I can tell you more if you need to know.

chai -- What is PCOS? I could google it but thought I'd ask. Sorry about those knees. Sure hope you can get to play though. Damn! Braces?! You better be careful you don't do some real permanent damage. It's not worth it, you know. Glad to hear about you and your beau getting on a better keel together. I do know how money can threaten or kill a relationship. It's probably the reason I am kind of content with not having anyone in my life right now because I know my situation would be a lot to take for anyone and not fair to the relationship. Still....it would be nice I suppose to have the added motivation to get that fab bod I still have my heart set on.

tim -- Oh, heh there! Welcome to our thread. :welcome3: Your post kind of got lost in there. I hope to hear more from you. So many people just pop in and then you never hear from them again. You're gonna have to get in here regularly to stick to your third challenge, right?! :yes:

Fish -- Actually, now that you describe Josie I do remember the comic strip. That was way back. Not being in the States I miss most of the popular culture, unless I see some reruns years later here or catch a movie on video. I never go to the theater, too expensive. That is true about the Filipinos being blunt. I rather enjoy it..like the racehorse trainers and bodybuilders...and I know they don't mean to hurt you, but it's not really something you want to hear from a total stranger, is it? And certainly not when you're lying there mostly naked with them giving you a massage. I guess to the masseuses you all just become just another body. They forget you have feelings and sensitivities and yes, they really should be tactful. Did you get that "dutiful slog" in to the gym? I hope so!

Sushi -- Good going on all the challenges! :cp: I wouldn't worry about the muscular thighs. I'd say it's not the muscle that is the problem, just the lack of balance. Biking is fine, but add some other leg exercises. Are you going to a gym or working out a home?

Ok, gotta get a move on it. carla, Shad, where are you? Others who haven't been posting? :listen: Come in and tell us how you're doing! :sunny:

redballoon
01-21-2006, 08:30 PM
You know, I just realized that I had a super long post yesterday and I KNOW I posted it and now it's gone. Maybe I deleted it accidentally at some point. Hmmm...If I can find it I'll post it here again...very strange.....

redballoon
01-21-2006, 08:36 PM
Well, I must have deleted it from my computer as well. Darn! It was real long. I think Tay even had quoted part of it. Oh well, lost forever except in bits. Maybe one of you got it in an email notification yesterday. If so, please cut and paste it here. Thanks!

Tayja
01-21-2006, 09:05 PM
Tay -- Did you get your water in? I hope so. Gotta laugh at you posting "half-naked photos" and then deleting them. Yeah, I would keep things off the Net waves. There are a lot of wackos out there and I know they even lurk around here at times. One time we had some absolutely awful photos blasted onto the thread. It was so gross. A quick note to the moderators and they got it off. Some nutcase.

Oh, and your question as to how I "get to go" to all these exotic places...I don't get to go anywhere. I just go, plan to go and follow through. I was always the wanderlust type. It's in the blood as both my grandfathers were like that. I've been stuck in Japan for decades now mostly due to animal responsibilities, but I would really love to be wandering more. You can do it too, you know, it just takes a bit of planning, saving your money and/or a good shot of curiosity. I am good at foreign languages although I would not say that is a prerequisite. I lot of people I meet abroad do not speak the language but get along with English just fine, sure, in a limited way, but fine enough. Have you ever been out of the States? Have you ever studied any foreign languages?


working on the water... almost done...

i would like to maybe move to the netherlands or australia one day, but who knows

i wont be going anywhere anytime soon my life is such a mess right now plus i have my little man to think about and all

i been to canada a couple of times when i was little but the last time i was like 6 maybe so ya know :lol:

i did take 4 years of spanish in highschool but i never actualy learned it, cuase i didnt use it outside of the class room, i can more or less count to ten i can say hi how are you i can answer if sumone says hi how are you i can ask if they speak english and i think i can ask where the bathroom is oh and i can tell sumone to go to ****

thats about it for foriegn language :lol:

Tayja
01-21-2006, 11:10 PM
:carrot: Day #4 Complete !!!

redballoon
01-22-2006, 06:19 AM
Well, already going on 8 p.m. here. I did get to ride after all as there was no snow up where the club was. I couldn't believe it, clomping along in boots that, in Tokyo, I was slipping on ice in. I thought for sure there'd be twice as much snow out there, but nothing! Well, anyhow. I'm wrapping up Day 4 on the crunch and journaling (as soon as I get it done) and Day 5 on caffeine. I just did the crunches.

Since I lost that post I've gone back and seen who I missed, or, more accurately, who was in that lost post and not afterward. I especially felt bad about my welcome to "new" having gotten lost... :sorry:

New -- So sorry about the lost post. Hope you don't think I was ignoring you! I had given you a big welcome and all. But, I'll say it again. Welcome!! :welcome: Hope we see more of you around here and you don't fizzle and disappear. Are you still with us?! :sunny:

marble -- Hi there. That is amazing that your jeans are falling off right out of the dryer. We all know that that is the toughest of tests! :eek: :yes: Glad to hear you're upping the intensity of your workout. :ebike: I think that will definitely help rev up the weight loss. Good luck and power to you! :cheer:

Phys -- How's it going? Did you say you were going to be gone a bit, or was that someone else? How's the journaling going?

CBETA -- You too, what's up? Kind of quiet from you. I hadn't know you were depressed really. You didn't sound it so much. Guess I'm learning your style more now though. You sound like you're really making some excellent progress, with everything, awareness of food and more things around you and how they relate to your eating and weight. Analysis is good, just don't let it become too much. Remember, there is paralysis through analysis, something I am often a victim of. There's a time to reflect and a time to clear your head before all the thoughts get you down. Unless you're one of those people who like to feel depressed, be careful!

Tayja -- Bravo :bravo: on wrapping up Day 4!!

carla -- How are you doing? Hope you don't take off your challenges too long. The water one is almost done, isn't it? :woo: Little white cat is rolling around on the computer table. Nozomi is on top of the computer. The white one is so sweet, probably really feeling like playing for the first time since kittenhood. The vet visit the other night was for two of the others, Nozomi and Shachi. Finally got them vaccinated. It all just costs too much. Shachi had to get his monthly gum shot and Nozomi is congested badly again. After Tetchan (one I had brought back to life after finding him after being hit by a car about three weeks ago) died last year around this time and I blame myself for not having gotten him to the vet earlier, I didn't want Nozomi or any of them to go for the same reason. I don't really know what killed Tetsu but...I miss him. He was the sweetest thing, a big red tabby. The hair around the white cat's eye has largely grown back, but her belly was shaved for spaying and that hairis still very sort. Also, I accidentally cut her whiskers short on one side when I was cutting tar or something out of the fur on her face :o so that is short. Also, I had to cut tar out of her tail so there are short spots there. I so wish she had two good eyes. The other eye is so beautiful to me. I'm just not used to a cat with blue eyes. I had a white cat when I first came to Japan, but I can't remember if his eyes were blue or not. I think they may have been but maybe not this blue...or maybe there weren't. Anyhow, it's such a shame. It still makes me sick to think that eye was lost and puts me near or in tears every time I think of it. :cry: Sigh.

:high:

Shad
01-22-2006, 07:50 AM
Hi - I am here just so busy at the moment. Family is taking a lot of my time right now. But as of tomorrow, DS1 + girlfriend are going home, DS2 is taking time away from his g/f. DB2 is behaving himself and DB1 hasn't been heard of for some time, so I guess I will have to get in touch to see how he is going.
It's been so long since I posted properly that I forget what day I am on. Better go back and check.

Yesterday was day 15 on my food and water challenges. Due to yesterdays bbq, food just scraped in and water was okay.
Today was day 16. I'm back on track and even though it is now 2247 I am finishing up my last bottle of water. I've been out on my Sunday night 'date' with the DB2 and should be in bed because I have to get up early to take the visitors to the airport for a 6.30 flight. Aaaah well they are not home yet so a little more time will be okay!

Welcome to all our new friends on the thread. Sounds like we are all getting very active again. I had to go back to page 4 to check on my last entry. Seems you have been very busy over the weekend.

Gotta go check on my other threads. Catch you all around the challenges.

Tayja
01-22-2006, 09:57 AM
Well, already going on 8 p.m. here. I did get to ride after all as there was no snow up where the club was. I couldn't believe it, clomping along in boots that, in Tokyo, I was slipping on ice in. I thought for sure there'd be twice as much snow out there, but nothing! Well, anyhow. I'm wrapping up Day 4 on the crunch and journaling (as soon as I get it done) and Day 5 on caffeine. I just did the crunches.

Since I lost that post I've gone back and seen who I missed, or, more accurately, who was in that lost post and not afterward. I especially felt bad about my welcome to "new" having gotten lost... :sorry:



woohooo for completeing day 4 and 5 on your challenges !!

and yeaaa for going riding... i am assuming here we are talking horses?? i've always wanted to ride horsies :D but never had the change... its on my to-do list with my little man once i lose this weight and can save up the money to take us somewhere, probably a couple more years money wise and so hes really big enough but yep its on my list :)

marbleflys
01-22-2006, 02:25 PM
YAWN!!! Hi everybody.....

Day #10----40 mins. of wts. cardio
Day#11------26 mins. of wts. cardio

no change of numbers on the evil scale, but I can see a difference in my waist and mid-section.

freakybella
01-22-2006, 02:41 PM
um ya day 4 yesturday complete im a tad in recovry from last night so i cant remeber if i posted or not. Taken a pause day for recvory....i REALLY gotta stop partying like a rock star lol... oh my guy best friend is differnt then my "hetro life partner" lol its a nick name my goofy friend came up with for her and I we still arent talking but ceit la vie or how ever u spell it. I can speak it still cant spell it for poo

tlm5285
01-22-2006, 03:49 PM
hi red Ty for your comments. I am doing well:

Water :) :) :)

exersise :) :) :)

post to fatchicks:) :) :)

couldn't find this thread yeasterda not quite sure how I found it today...

this morning had to make homemade waffels (my favorite) for my boys. I didn't even have one bite. Yeah me. This time I,m going all the way to the 140's with a little help from my new friend I hope. ;)

redballoon
01-22-2006, 04:24 PM
Monday morning here. Wrapped yesterday on all challenges. Though I did the journal, my eating was horrible and did nothing to help my feeling so wretched. I have to start eating better food again. I've been in a sugar slump for weeks now and my weight has crept up. When will I get it that feeling like shite and eating it do NOT have to be linked! :mad:

tim -- Glad to have you back. What day are you on with your challenges? Does each happy face represent a day completed? Be sure to keep track and tell us what day you're on. Can't help you find the thread if you don't know how you found it. :lol: I would say just do whatever it was you did to find it again! This thread is busy so it rarely goes to the second page. Then again, if you have your options set so you only have a few posts per page maybe it could go to the second page, in which case, look there. The other thing is you can set your options so you "subscribe " to a thread and get email notifications when there is a new post (until you go to the post). This way the notification will come in your email and you just click on the link to the go to the thread. To see if you're subscribed, go to the "Thread Tools" box at the top of the thread page (once you've gone into it) and pull down the menu and click "Subscribe to Thread." I suggest you explore the forums and check out the "User Cp" to change your options etc. Also, go here: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ and check out the announcements and FAQs on how to use the site. And yes, meg's suggestion to find where you were by looking up your old posts is an excellent one! Here's the link to your April challenge thread. It is in another forum, the support forum, as opposed to the support group forum. http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72993&page=3 And what, by the way, is a "little help from your new friend?"

freaky -- Recovery day, is it? How was the band? Good for you for making it through Day 4 yesterday. I'm sure it made your partying even heartier! By the way, it's "C'est la vie." You'll have to ask our French expert, carla, for things more complicated.

marble -- Congrats for more cardio. And good for you for looking at your body, not just focusing on the numbers on the scale! :yes:

Shad -- Yes, you do sure sound busy. 6:30 a.m. flight! Yuck, I hate those early flights. Excellent on notching another day on BOTH challenges despite the barbecue. Hope to have you back in here soon and able to spend more time with us. Yes, things are more active here, at least in posts, but I am worried we're hearing less from some of our regulars. Hope people stick with us.

Tay -- Yes, it's horses. :) Hope you get to ride someday. :yes: How's the challenge?


:sunny:

marbleflys
01-22-2006, 04:48 PM
Hey RB!! hope all is well with you too. although I'm a bit skeptical, I believe that the tape measure shows an inch difference in my waist.....

And you are FAMOUS, your name is in lights, just like Broadway, my little electric mini message globe now says "Red Balloon Challenge---4 hours!" that is for the next goal to hit per week.

The livingroom looks like a gym....I dragged the ellip. out last week, and saturday I put the urban rebounder out for a few days....that is how I keep my HR up to jog without making my joints explode....I couldn't do it before now as the jumping movement irritated my injury. but between the 2 I can do interval bouts of cardio and it really helps keep me motivated.

I hope you have a good week!

redballoon
01-22-2006, 04:52 PM
Thanks marble! :hug: I love having my name in lights!! Wow!! Going go to my head! :dizzy: Sounds like you are really determined to get that exercise in. Good for you!! Thanks for the well wishes. I really need them. :^:

marbleflys
01-22-2006, 05:23 PM
Cheerleading is my specialty!!!:cp: :coach: :coach: :cheer: :cheer: (You should see my pep-talk to the students before the national board exam---I'm right up there with The Gipper)

Of course, I have the *secret* worry when I'm speaking to the group and I'm walking back and forth in front of the blackboard.....that they are thinking my a$$ is the size of ohio? pittsburgh?...WOW, she used to be soooooTHIN, shereallywentdownhill......

freakybella
01-22-2006, 05:55 PM
freaky -- Recovery day, is it? How was the band? Good for you for making it through Day 4 yesterday. I'm sure it made your partying even heartier! By the way, it's "C'est la vie." You'll have to ask our French expert, carla, for things more complicated.




The band rocked as always tons of hottie rocker guys and its true there are even a few of um who dig us fat girls (which makes me insanly happy as that is my type of guy ;) My energy level was way up both nights i went out beacuse i worked out a hour before. LOL thanks of the spelling its one of those things where i can barly master most english words so my french teacher HATED seeing my papers from me :o

ugh recovry is harsh

Apple Blossom
01-22-2006, 06:48 PM
Jake Plummer is way hotter than Big Ben.....but the Steelers will be in Detroit!! Yea!:dancer: :cheer:

Day 1 for exercise, I went for a walk/jog. I jogged a block and then walked a block for about 20 minutes and then I finished up walking. I have decided that I really really want to start running again. It is a part of my "old life" that I miss a lot. Before I had kids I would run 4 miles a day, once a week I might do a longer one. That really kept my weight down. Now that I'm older I'm sure my metabolism has changed, but a regular running habit should keep everything in control...
I did have to take a pause day for beer. :hat: :hat: :hat: :hat: :hat: :(
So still on day 5.

I'm going to try to post a picture of Silas....

Tayja
01-22-2006, 07:16 PM
day 5 is in the works i am on my last needed bottle of water its about half gone and i will probably have part of another one before i ever make it to bed...

*yawn* ummm well not much else to say i guess... going to try to get up extra early tomorow and maybe try to work out

that is not a challenge yet i will see how the first couple of days go if i can handle the early mornings it means getting up between 4 and 5 am rather then 6:30 so that is awefully early not sure i can manage it plus with everyone else still sleeping i dont want to wake anyone up doing my DDR

i'm tired and feel like poopy today i took a nap earlier and got over heated (it shot up to over 80 in here) so i woke up feeling like crap...

anyway another new week tomorow, i will be going back to my 16.9 oz bottles which means more water for me :carrot:

KarlaG
01-22-2006, 07:17 PM
:wave: No kazillion sit ups for me w00t! Actually, Denver stunk today--totally outcoached, outprepared and out played. Kudos to the Steelers. I like Troy P and it will be nice for Bettis to end his career in Detroit.

Day 3 of my challenges:

:carrot: :carrot: :carrot: for no caffeine
:carrot: :carrot: :carrot: for sit ups (30)
:carrot: :carrot: :carrot: for nekkid food (no sugar)

I need to up my calorie count though, it's been too low and I don't want to screw with my metabolism too much.

Last night and today I allowed for an adult beverage, but that has triggered a pizza craving :( Last night I had squash instead and today a whole plateful of zucchini. I could do pizza, but I know that would trigger me for more food. I decided to stop by here and post and look around to distract myself.

.

KarlaG
01-22-2006, 07:20 PM
Day 4 complete did 45 min had to push like a son of a gun but dang it i did it!

w00t! :carrot:

Tayja
01-22-2006, 07:21 PM
wooohooo for day 3 Karla !!!

yes yes no pizza... i already told ya its nasty... nough said...

KarlaG
01-22-2006, 07:26 PM
It looks like everyone is doing good and keeping with a can-do attitude! :cheer:

curlylocks
01-22-2006, 07:27 PM
you can make pizza's on whole wheat pita's just use Fat free cheese and lots of veggie toppings.. yummy!


day 5

calories 1087

30 min walking
30 min gazelle

KarlaG
01-22-2006, 07:31 PM
you can make pizza's on whole wheat pita's just use Fat free cheese and lots of veggie toppings.. yummy!


day 5

calories 1087

30 min walking
30 min gazelle

Thanks! I have those...I think I will try some!

I cannot do the gazelle--I always fall off :D

Tayja
01-22-2006, 07:43 PM
i dont have proper proportions for something like a gazell, anything that moves my legs one way and my arms the other i cant do because my arms arnt long enough to get the full effect, i have short arms, my shirt sleeves are always like 1-2 inches too long on me

KarlaG
01-22-2006, 07:55 PM
Oh, and as far as my target date? July 13th. According to Fitday, I think it is little over 2 pounds a week. If it takes longer, it takes longer--I know I didn't gain weight overnight.

Tayja
01-22-2006, 08:30 PM
charmed is on commercial poped on real fast to let ya'll know

DAY FIVE COMPLETE !! :carrot:

redballoon
01-22-2006, 09:04 PM
!!!HURRAH STEELERS!!!!
On to the Super Bowl!!!
:woo: :encore: :cp: :cp: :encore: :woo:

:dancer: :dancer: :dancer: :dancer: :dancer: :dancer:

KarlaG
01-22-2006, 09:08 PM
charmed is on commercial poped on real fast to let ya'll know

DAY FIVE COMPLETE !! :carrot:

w00t! I know you hate to drink water :bravo:

KarlaG
01-22-2006, 09:10 PM
!!!HURRAH STEELERS!!!!
On to the Super Bowl!!!
:woo: :encore: :cp: :cp: :encore: :woo:

:dancer: :dancer: :dancer: :dancer: :dancer: :dancer:


Steelers played great....now go beat the Seachickens!
(I :love: Troy Polomalu--he's a USC kid)
How nice it is that Jerome can play in his hometown
(aren't my Donkeys nice to let him go?!?!?!)

Tayja
01-22-2006, 10:03 PM
w00t! I know you hate to drink water :bravo:

yeah water sucks :lol: , but its not too bad and i figure if i made it this far i can keep going !!!

i think i am gunna get a juice or see if they have chocolate milk to go with whatever i get for lunch tomorow, instead of my diet mt dew, i been doing good tho i been getting a can instead of a bottle and only having it with my lunch and then i usualy have like half a glass of diet coke or something with dinner, but i'm a see about maybe cutting out that one at school

i just can not drink water with food... must have something else at meal time

CBETA
01-23-2006, 04:40 AM
Three days gone by so fast. Somewhat relaxful weekend. Here are the details on my challenges.

A: Food (3) -Day 5 (Jan. 20) Done. Since we walked and I ate slightly before 8, I am counting this one.
B: H2O (3) - Day 5 (Jan. 20) Done
C: Gym (3) - Day 5 (Jan. 20) Done. Went to the gym for an hour, was interrrupted by a possible blind date, who was somewhat weird, he asked questions as if it was an interview over the phone, asked for a picture but never gave his email. Forget him. Then my ex came to pick me out and we took a stroll and found a nice restoran next to a bar where I first saw him (he did not notice me back than). After dinner we came to my place talked about his parents and he played a few songs on a gitar for me. A totally awesom evening. And i was extremely proud of self, as I refused for him to pick me up prior to my 1 hour workout. I insisted, he realized and gave in....

A: Food (3) -Day 6 (Jan. 21) Done. Had sushi, but before "deadline".
B: H2O (3) - Day 6 (Jan. 21) Done
C: Gym (3-1) - Day 5 (Jan. 21) Pause day


A: Food (3) -Day 6 (Jan. 22) Pause day
B: H2O (3) - Day 7 (Jan. 22) Done
C: Gym (3-1) - Day 6 (Jan. 22) Worked out at the gym. Nice cardio and press building excercises.

Also I just weighed myself in, it is evening and ate slightly later than planned. Still eve weight was 257, so most likely tomorrow it will be lower. Cannot wait till friday to change my ticker. Also I quickly measured my waist 2 inch drop in 37 days. I guess it's good. I will do rest of measurements this week. I am still somewhat depressed, yesterday woke up and cried about my parents. Weird, that never happened to me before ever. Called a friend in Russia and she calmed me down.
I've been thinking and I think I mostly scared of the fact that I will have to spend 1.5 hours at the gym for the rest of my life. How to juggle kids, family, career and that much excercise daily? Will I be able to handle? Will my husband understand?

stagemomx3
01-23-2006, 08:43 AM
Jake Plummer is way hotter than Big Ben.....
:no: I don't know where to begin to disagree with that, it's just so wrong!

I have a major problem on my hands- My beloved Steelers are in the Superbowl http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a187/stagemomx3/pittssteelerheart.gif

but so are my hometown Seahawks! http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a187/stagemomx3/goseahawks.gif

What is a girl to do? :?:

marbleflys
01-23-2006, 09:59 AM
Day #12!!!!

31 mins. cardio and circuit training......I no longer feel like I'm ready to pass out after a workout....

I cannot drink water either, so I opt for seltzer with a shot of juice for flavor or herbal tea....lemon, orange. I'm not real big on soda either. Unfortunately I cannot drink wine throughout the day......its not allowed at work!

PhysDom
01-23-2006, 10:24 AM
Hello all, I'm still here. I suffer from internet-only-at-work syndrome... and that, coupled with work-is-super-busy-and-i'm-never-in-my-office syndrome, means that I barely have time to post.
I journaled a few times lat week and looked back at what I ate... but weekend visitors and my mom and distractions mean that I'm done before I started.
Luckily (*huge sigh*) my boyfriend will be gone until who-knows-when by the time I get back home from work. So let me re-commence day one. I think that it will be easier when I am on my own a little bit.

Welcome everyone... and, for the record, I don't care about the superbowl. I don't watch television.

FishWoman
01-23-2006, 11:28 AM
Well, I did not get to the gym Friday, and it was way too early for a pause day ;). But I did work out Saturday and Sunday :D .

I am going up to New York (Long Island) on business this afternoon. The hotel allegedly has a fitness center. If not, I think I can remember enough yoga to cobble together a 30 minute routine. I would run, but I wouldn't feel safe running in a strange neighborhood after dark.

Apple Blossom
01-23-2006, 12:02 PM
Dang, the cat just stepped on the keyboard and I lost my message....
Day 2 exercise, I went for another jog. I jogged more than walked and it felt good!
Day 6 NO BEER:hat: :hat: :hat: :hat: :hat: :( :hat: (sad face for pause day)

Here is my diet plan for the next 4 days:
Oatmeal, apple, coffee:coffee:
Turkey sandwich on whole grain bread
Yogurt
Lean Cusine or salad

I will add a bit more fruit and a few beverages. I haven't counted up the calories, but I'm aiming for 1200 a day for the next 4 days. I had to move my ticker back up.:mad: My daughter told me yesterday that I look like I'm still fat from having the baby. (A year and a half ago!)
Bleh.:p

Good to hear from you CBeta. way to go!:cp: It sounds like you have a nice relationship with your ex.

Fishwoman-where on LOng Island will you be? I grew up there. Have a great trip!

Tayja
01-23-2006, 02:43 PM
Day 6 almost complete !!

fishwoman... what about running IN the hotel? you could run the stairs that would be a great work out... or you could go like down one hall up the stairs back down the upstairs hall and back down the stairs

FishWoman
01-23-2006, 03:21 PM
Apple Blossom - The hotel I am staying at is across the street/highway? from La Guardia. Our client is in Long Island City. I used to sort of see a boy who lived in Queens, but was only up at his place twice, and we went into Manhattan both times.

Tayja - great idea! I didn't even think about running the stairs in the hotel. I land at 7:00 p.m., so I will definitely have time to do something, even if I just do push-ups and sit-ups for 30 minutes.

CBETA - good job on keeping your workout plans in place!

jollygirl
01-23-2006, 03:24 PM
Hello everyone. Sorry I haven't been posting - was a very busy weekend.

I am home sick from work today. I have to accept the fact that my food choices are actually making me sick. I know what I want, and where I want to be. I have to ask myself, do I really have the courage to do what it takes to get there? Up to now, the answer has been a undeniably NO. But that has to change.

My big food issues are:
1. Eating too much junk food.
2. Not making healthy food choices.
3. Not following my menu when I do make it.
4. Not giving a darn about portion sizes.

So, while I am on day 12 of no caffeinated sodas ( and slowly weaning myself off on diet/decaff sodas and Crystal lite tea), I am now ready to make a new goal.

Goal 2: Follow my menus! I hope to combine a few things here, as I need to be making healthier choices when I plan my menu as well - really looking for healthier choices and limiting the foods that I know I go overboard on portion sizes. I will give myself 2 pause days.

Here's to healthy living. Have a good day all.

CBETA
01-23-2006, 03:32 PM
Tayja - great idea! I didn't even think about running the stairs in the hotel. I land at 7:00 p.m., so I will definitely have time to do something, even if I just do push-ups and sit-ups for 30 minutes.

CBETA - good job on keeping your workout plans in place!

I totally hear you. I am traveling on company's business next week. Leaving Sunday eve and I am already planning to not take any more pause days, including saturday and sunday next week. Perhaps I will be too tired once I arrive. Monday next week I will work out - and yes I plan to swim there for half an hour as well. Tuesday will be my pause day. I have presentations, and then direclty to the airport for my flight. Once I arrive back it will be 9pm and i will be tired to go anywhere. so this is the plan. And yes I am hoping to stay good on food and water while I am there. i am sure the last one will be the biggest problem. I don't want to drag 7 bottles of water with me, but I will take a few. Hopefully I can buy others down there. If I do well through next week I will have for once completed my challenge.
Graduation... from my personal Phase I challenges.
Phase II I plan to do all same, but instead of no food late, add a journaling and eval. perhaps that will jump start my quest for switching from cafe at work to home preped lunches, which I know for sure are a lot more healthy, even if I compare chicken noodle soup with a small side salad, w/o dressing but with dry cranberries and vinegar. I know samon which is in my fridge is a lot healthier and has virturtually no oil what so ever, compare to soup for example.
So far I am learning w/o challenges how to give up my 2 teaspoons of sugar that I put in my morning tea. I gave up bread, replaced it with some thin dry thingies of 30 cals per one for sandwiches daily, and just 1 slice if I must over the weekend.

Sushi Penguin
01-23-2006, 03:52 PM
Tue, Jan 24th here.

And oh my, I finished the no sweets plus 10 min stationary bike challenge yesterday without even noticing! :cheer:
Makes me feel good that I didn't get up at 6 am today just to do the bike before leaving for work. :lol:

Exercises for thigh & abs - Day 14 done. I added 2 kg weights yesterday, which made the workout much more enjoyable.

Fruit challenge - Day 15.

Must think up something new soon!

Sushi Penguin
01-23-2006, 06:04 PM
Tue, Jan 24th here.

And oh my, I finished the no sweets plus 10 min stationary bike challenge yesterday without even noticing! :cheer:
Makes me feel good that I didn't get up at 6 am today just to do the bike before leaving for work. :lol:


Hah. Wrong. Day 21 is today, not yesterday. :lol:

CBETA
01-23-2006, 06:28 PM
Hah. Wrong. Day 21 is today, not yesterday. :lol:


So are you going to do those today? or did you alreay do them? I got confused.
But Regardless...GREAT JOB! Common last push and you are at the finish line if not already!!!! congratulations!!!!

CBETA
01-23-2006, 06:33 PM
Just slightly borred at work, so i am posting more than in the last few weeks.
I decided to split my food into mini-meals. Hard, I still and constantly think when is the next feeding. Reminds of me of being a baby...eat little eat often, and burp...Why should I? Because in between my meals, there are 2 hours and in order to make sure I don't chew napkins, pens, mouse, or my laptop, I drink nice water...now I am full and shell go for a small walk - I choose the restroom that is in another building, just to add some excercise...
please don't be grossed out...ok, I just wanted to be silly a bit...gotta run......:tread:

Tayja
01-23-2006, 07:24 PM
consider today done... still need about 10oz but i am chugging as we speak its only 7:18pm i'll get them in thats not even a full bottle

curlylocks
01-23-2006, 07:53 PM
day 6

calories=1280

1 hr of circuit training

Sushi Penguin
01-23-2006, 08:02 PM
So are you going to do those today? or did you alreay do them? I got confused.
But Regardless...GREAT JOB! Common last push and you are at the finish line if not already!!!! congratulations!!!!

I'm sure going to do it when I get home from work. :)
Good that I didn't have that chocolate lamington yet! :lol:

redballoon
01-23-2006, 08:17 PM
Ugh, championship celebration recovery in progress here....had to cancel riding and I HATE doing that, but I am determined to make a dent in my room today so I will not consider the day a wash. So, at work yesterday I was psyched with the Steeler win. Had made a beautiful collage on my desktop monitor from all the photos coming in over the wire. Then, after work, instead of going home for the evening, I said to the four guys who were on my desk, I'll buy you all a beer in honor of my Steelers! So, that started the ball rolling and I went till late. But, heck, you HAVE to do that. It was so fun to have the Steeler win to lift my spirits. So, I had a Brit, an Irishman, an Aussie (all who I think have never seen a football game in their lives!) and one American, who isn't even into football, all toasting the Steelers. It was fun! :dizzy:

My challenges are still on course, as I made it in to the gym in the morning. I was late getting out so I only had time for 3K, but I did my crunches and back exercises and was happy about that. No caffeine, not even tea in the afternoon and I did write things down, though I have to finish that up this morning. I remember everything though and made some good decisions yesterday AND had no sugar. Although that's not a challenge, I am looking to cut it out or greatly reduce it. If I can't seem to I am going to put myself back on the wagon! And I'm thinking, I'm going to start back weight training. I haven't been doing it, thinking the riding, running and ab work is enough, but it's not. I like to feel stronger but am just going to try not to snowball into going heavy.

It was also a good day yesterday because I cornered the elusive superior and think I'll get some more work out of him. I had been complaining about not having any feedback for the page I did on the ski resort story but I hear that everyone was very happy with it, meaning the sponsors, which they should be as it was pretty much publicity writing. BUT, the boss said he actually read my story, liked it and said he missed seeing my byline. (I refused to put it on a publicity story) AND what's even better is a coworker on my desk said he had actually read the entire story and liked it, said he thought it was my writing but wasn't sure as there was no name on it. Now that is high praise indeed, to hear from another writer and especially when this advertorial type writing is not looked on well, understandably, but I need the money. So, yesterday was really a great day. It had its down points, like when the sports guy made a horrible layout for the Steelers story. I couldn't believe it, but what can you expect from an inexperienced Brit. Our paper is so dysfunctional these days and hiring people with no experience and, worse, no talent that it is really to scream about. But, those of us who still care make it work and maintain our sanity with spontaneous get-togethers like last night. Okay, I am babbling, aren't I? Caffeine rush! :p

Well, I am determined to make today another good day. I miss not getting out to the horse as it's looking to be a perfect riding day, sunny, no wind, but well, look, sometimes you just gotta flex a bit, right?!

CBETA -- Hi there. Glad to hear from you again. I like how you're sounding these days. You sound like you've taken up the reins and have decided to take control of what you can, observing, planning, doing. I take it you'll be in New York, right? That's where my parents were both from, Queens and Brooklyn and I know the town well and love it. I hope you have a good trip and can enjoy yourself apart from work as well. If you have time you can get in a lot of walking in NYC. It's a great city for that. No, wait, now I think I'm confusing you with Fish. Fish will be in the Apple, I think. Where, may I ask, are you going? I'm sorry to hear you're still feeling down. May I ask what happened to your parents? Have they both passed on or did they stay in Russia? I wouldn't worry about the gym. Yes, you can do that. It doesn't have to be every day and there are other ways of getting in exercise other than going to a gym. As you get thinner and fitter you will look forward to the exercise and your husband will just have to understand. If you are like that from the start when you meet, it will not come as a shock. Who knows, you may end up marrying a personal trainer or athlete! Good going on your challenges! I am very proud of you. You keep up the good work and don't be down. Sad times come and go and tears are just the flip side of laughter. You have to have both. The laughter will come too. Life is bittersweet. Embrace it.

Sushi -- Ok, one more day only, is it? Excellent work! And you'll be wrapping up the other two challenges very soon.

jolly -- There you are. Just where do you get to? Ok, busy, I see. So sorry to hear you're sick and I hear you on the bad food making you sick. I was doing the same last week and am now determined to stop it. My face started breaking out and my skin just does not look good and it normally does. No, the sugar and shite has to go! I like too the way you are also taking control and good luck on that new challenge! You can do it, jolly, you can and I am rooting for you! :cheer:

Fish -- I understand now it's you who is going to NYC, right? Cool! Do you think you'll be able to get into Manhattan. It's such a great city. I love it so. And yes, you can surely get a workout in walking stairs. But, you'll probably be able to use the fitness center or do yoga. I hate exercising in hotels really, but you can if you really want to, right? Usually the case, eh? Doing stairs is something I need to remind myself of at work. Instead of going out of the building and putting myself in earshot of the seductive call from the convenience store shelves, I could stay inside and climb the stairs. Boring, perhaps, but it would be great rumor mill material when I come back after 10 mins all out of breath, with color in my cheeks and a slight sweat on my brow!! Ooh, la, la! Won't that get them talking...not that they don't enough already! ;)

Apple -- I guess I shouldn't be discussing my wayward ways here in light of the fact that you are on a no-beer challenge. Tell me if it bothers you and I will stop (talking that is...) Not a nice thing to hear from your daughter now, was it? Oh well. How old is your daughter, by the way? Oh, and thanks for the photo! Silas is beautiful. Get those big ears! So, how many animals do you have now?

Phys -- Glad to have you in here when you can get here. Good for you for not missing a beat and getting back on your challenge. No days are really lost. Now, now, we can't have you NOT caring about the Super Bowl, not with MY team in there now and stage's having a heyday (and a dilemma) with BOTH her favorites in it. You'll just have to rustle up a cheer for us, okay? :yes:

marble -- You're rolling right along! Good for you! :cp: Sounds like your heart is already stronger. Keep it up!

stage -- Love the flashing lights on the Steeler heart. Yes, you do have a slight dilemma there. Then again, you could say, you can sit back and just enjoy the game as it doesn't matter who wins. Just getting to the Super Bowl is reward in itself. If I were you I'd say, just hope for a good game, one with few flubs and where each team gets to show their skill. This is what I do with the big horse races. I don't bet. I just hope for a good race, not a trouncing, no accidents, no frustrations. Big Ben looked great yesterday. I didn't see the game on TV as I don't have cable and that's what you need to see it here. I think Jake Plummer is handsome too though..had to look these guys up on the Net since I never see them in action. But heck there are just so many great looking men out there on the field, I am happy to look at 'em all!

Tayja -- :bravo: Congrats on another day notched! I don't see how you cannot love water. I absolutely love it but you have to be thirsty. Are you drinking tap water? Now, that IS gross. I drink mineral water. Distilled is gross too as it is flat. If you can afford it, get mineral water. French water is delicious as it is mostly hard. The harder the water the better it tastes. Sometimes I treat myself to some carbonated Italian water and that is exquisite!

Karla -- Thanks for the Steelers congrats. I didn't see the game but read stories and, yes, it sounded like they played well. Didn't Polamalu look cool with his dreadlocks loose? Jerome? Do you mean Bettis? I'm not really up on the players. I'm sure the Broncs had it all planned that way, just to let him play in Detroit. You gotta hand it to them, eh? Btw, tell me, what is this w00t you use? I'm not familiar with it. So, how's the challenge? You made it through Day 5, didn't you? Excellent going!!

curly -- :cp: And thanks for the pizza idea. I have a pack of pita bread sitting in my cupboard and I think I will make pizza! Yum!

Ok, must eat breakfast now! Starving! Others, where are you? :wave: carla? Where you hiding? :listen: Come in and post!

:comp:

carla49
01-23-2006, 08:35 PM
Day 21 water challenge - complete! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: (I'm not sure if it was yesterday or today, but I had a pause day left, and I've had my quota today, so I'm covered.)

Still not back on any other challenges - it'll happen, maybe when I get back from this business trip. Especially with all the *food porn!* at coffee breaks... The good part is that I'm in a nice snow-free environment where it's easy to walk and not too cold. My feet are killing me, but I've been out walking anyway. I can't wait to get my new orthotics in 2 weeks.

Sushi, baby, good for you! :woo: :woo::woo: I don't know how you've managed to keep up the 10 minutes on the bike - I somehow "forget" that I'm supposed to ______ (fill in the blank with any kind of exercise). :o

Apple, your new kitty looks a lot like my Lily, although her points are tortoiseshell, and her face is not as uniformly coloured. He also looks a lot bigger. But they have that love of erasing posts in common...

Phys, I'm not a football fan either, and don't know who any of these players are, nor where the teams are from. Now ask me about championship curling, and you'll get a response... (not really. but I did play when I wa a teen, and I do watch it once in a while on tv.:o )

Jolly, get well soon. I identify with your list of challenges - could have written them myself except I'd have to add a #5 - too fond of wine.

Cbeta, I thought of you while I was packing for this trip. You're right, big clothes do take up a lot more room, partly because we need extra layers to camouflage the lumps and bumps. No flimsy, clingy tops, no little straight skirts in this wardrobe. And of course, in my case, the giant shoes... As for spending 90 minutes a day exercising for the rest of your life, maybe once you've gotten to a lower weight you'll find you can exercise less and still maintain. I saw an interview recently with a weight loss guru who said overweight people don't need to eat that much more than slimmer ones to MAINTAIN their higher weight, which is why it's so hard to lose. And the main secret to weight loss is reduced calorie consumption. So don't let that get you down. Besides, you might end up with a husband who's a sports nut and wants you to hike and ski and walk and bike with him every day, and who'll be delighted that you want to spend that time working out too!! Glass half full, please!!

Curly, you're sneaking along nicely toward another success. Is it lonely up in your monkey tree now that this sloth has fallen out and gone boom?

Red, I promise I'll get back on track soon. I just don't want to start up again until I really intend to keep going. Of course now I'm kicking myself for dropping my other challenges so close to the end. It always seems so easy to stick with things in retrospect, or beforehand. It's the now that's so hard. (Another brilliant revelation from Carla. You must be so impressed...)

Fish, Marble, Tay, and everyone I've omitted, take care and stay on track.

I'm off now to think dinner, maybe get some vino to see me thru watching the likely trainwreck of our federal election results... the polls have just closed back home, there's 90 minutes before we get any results on tv here when the polls close locally. Gee, I could go work out with Cbeta for her daily stint! Not.

freakybella
01-23-2006, 08:57 PM
5 minetes before my fav show comes on 24 baby keifer southerland is old enough to be my dad but *rawr* lick him like a lolipop.... anywho lol day 5 complete. took the pause day yesturday i really NEEDED it to recover from my rock star weekend. congrats on everyone hanging in there. whooohoo now off to see keifer save the world again but i will ALWAYS LOVE JOHNNY DEPP!! mmmm soo good and yes i do love him in the new charlie and the choco factory

Tayja
01-23-2006, 08:59 PM
water for today officialy complete... red: i usualy get spring water in a bottle.. i love me some french evian but i cant hardly find it nor afford it , i get what ever is cheap by the case :lol:

CBETA
01-23-2006, 09:30 PM
[/color]CBETA -- Hi there. Glad to hear from you again. I like how you're sounding these days. You sound like you've taken up the reins and have decided to take control of what you can, observing, planning, doing. I take it you'll be in New York, right? That's where my parents were both from, Queens and Brooklyn and I know the town well and love it. I hope you have a good trip and can enjoy yourself apart from work as well. If you have time you can get in a lot of walking in NYC. It's a great city for that. No, wait, now I think I'm confusing you with Fish. Fish will be in the Apple, I think. Where, may I ask, are you going? I'm sorry to hear you're still feeling down. May I ask what happened to your parents? Have they both passed on or did they stay in Russia? I wouldn't worry about the gym. Yes, you can do that. It doesn't have to be every day and there are other ways of getting in exercise other than going to a gym. As you get thinner and fitter you will look forward to the exercise and your husband will just have to understand. If you are like that from the start when you meet, it will not come as a shock. Who knows, you may end up marrying a personal trainer or athlete! Good going on your challenges! I am very proud of you. You keep up the good work and don't be down. Sad times come and go and tears are just the flip side of laughter. You have to have both. The laughter will come too. Life is bittersweet. Embrace it.



Thank you sooo much for your words of support. I think I am doing better than last week but still some depression lingers, and yes it's great that you and everyone else is here to think through my little discoveries and comment and talk, and support.
Eearlier you asked me if I liked being depressed all the time, my answer is a big huge NO, I actually like being optimistic and upbeat...and I am actually that way ....for most of the time.
You did confuse me with Fish. I am going down to LA for my business trip. As far as that incident with tears about my parents. what happened, i was reading a book and it ended so sad...got me thinking about how life is fragile, how much I miss them (they live in another state, but here in US) so my depression coupled with those thoughts induced immediate tears. Trueth be told, they are all alive and doing well. Thank you for asking. My grandpa was the only one who passed away over the last few years. It will be 4th anniversary of that terrible day soon.
BTW, I don't believe any athlete can understand how normal girl did what I did to myself in terms of flab and overeating...so I doubt he can be a guy for me, but one can dream right? ;-) Weird things do happend in life, I totally believe. If you'd ask me 15 years ago, will I live in US? I'd say may be. But if you'd ask will I be on a date with a millioneer, I'd say Never and no way. Guess what about 9 years ago I was, and it's still seems unreal to me, being flown for breakfast in the mountains...naaah that does not happend to people...not true IT CAN! I believe in almost everything now.
Speaking of this, here is a puzzle question.... straight out of the textbook.
I invite everyone to answer it and then I will disclose proper answer!
Question:
What are the chances that you will meet a dinasore on the street?

Apple Blossom
01-23-2006, 09:34 PM
Hey Freakybella, I'm 2 years older than Kiefer, so I guess that makes me old enough to be your mother! GO TO YOUR ROOM!!!!!:lol:
Yea Carla!!! Great job finishing a challenge!!!:cp: :hat: :cp: :hat: :cp: :hat:
Post another pic of Lily please! I can't imagine a siamese with tortiseshell...It's wierd having a little guy around. The other cats were old-timers, not especially playful anymore. I feel like there's another kid in the house, and I have to know where they all are. Now I have 2 dogs and 1 cat. The dogs are winning. Boo. I was secretly hoping there would be 2 cats at the pound that needed to be adopted together so I would have an excuse to bring home an extra. I don't think he'd approve of another.:( We used to have 3 so even just one is wierd for me.
No Red, I don't mind hearing about your beer drinking. I'm actually more jealous of your social life.;)
And HURRAY to Sushi too!:cp: :hat: :cp: :hat: :cp: :hat: It's encouraging to see your success!!! Way to go!

carla49
01-23-2006, 10:34 PM
Freaky, I second Apple's order and double it. I'm only a couple of years younger than Kiefer's father Donald, and remember K's debut in acting in a little Canadian film called The Bay Boy when he was about 14. ****, in my day they still taught spelling and punctuation and grammar in school!! Ah, the good old days... Get me my cane, would you dearie?? And my ear trumpet?

carla49
01-23-2006, 10:38 PM
Apple, if you PM me your email address, I'll send you photos of Lily. I still don't know how to resize them so I can post here, and don't want to bug Curly for help again when it's not absolutely necessary. BTW, she's the cat in my avatar. But when I get home I'll take some closeup shots of her ears and her cute little sawed-off tail and send them to you.

stagemomx3
01-23-2006, 11:20 PM
I think Jake Plummer is handsome too though..


Ok I am willing to agree that Jake Plummer COULD be handsome. However he needs to clean up some. I'm all for the scruffy look, I mean Big Ben is rocking it, but JP looks like he doesn't shower. Scruffy is good, slovenly not so much.

I'm getting ready to start some new challenges, but it didn't happen today!:p

tiajuanna
01-23-2006, 11:25 PM
Is this challenge still on?

carla49
01-24-2006, 01:00 AM
Tia, just go to the beginning of this thread to read the way the challenge works. You can start any time, you pick your own challenges, and the rules are in the first post of the thread.

The intent is to support each other in our goals. We are supposed to start our posts with a report on progress (such as: "Day 5, exercise goal covered.") followed by a little update on how it's going, what obstacles we've dealt with, and, if we wish, brief responses to other members' posts... Redballoon is our fearless leader (or :drill: drill sergeant on days we've been bad...).

So jump right in and participate! Newcomers are always welcome, as long as they can cope with our little gang of lunatics, ailurophiles, and lushes!

:welcome2:

CBETA
01-24-2006, 01:36 AM
A: Food (3-1) -Day 7 (Jan. 23) Done
B: H2O (3) - Day 8 (Jan. 23) Done
C: Gym (3-1) - Day 7 (Jan. 23) Worked out at the gym. Cardio and my free weights complex. Feels good!
I am tired and a little bit sore.
Yesterday eve weight was 257 right after workout...strangely enough today's morning was 259 :-( I was hoping to see like 255! Same story for today's eve weight 257, i just hope I see something lower tomorrow... I know it's stupid, but I feel like playing this game.
Me and my friend did not do my measurements today...we were both too tired. Tomorrow I am hoping.

curlylocks
01-24-2006, 06:26 AM
CARLA: i dont mind at all if u send e things to resize... only takes a few seconds.. and i dont mind at all.............. WHAT I do mind is that @@#$%^%^& scale never over 1300 calories ever and always exercise at least an hour a day and the dam thing moves up!!!

i have an appt. with the endocrinologist friday so i will see what he has to say ,, its so fustrating...

Shad
01-24-2006, 07:18 AM
Curly I so understand your frustration. I do the same. Always less than 1300 and plenty of exercise and no scale values.

Have you checked your water intake or the amount of salt in what you are eating. Salt causes water retention. Lack of water will not only give you dehydration but you may also find that you are retaining fluid in the ankles and wrists. This is what happens to me.

Day 18 is done. I had to go back to work out the day number. Strewth there is a lot of clucking going on on this thread.

curlylocks
01-24-2006, 07:34 AM
well water is not the culprit i drink at least 80 -120 oz a day .. i did see some good news this morning... since october i have lost

2" offmy thighs
3" off my waist
and another 2" off my hips so i am gettin smaller just not lighter lmao!

Tayja
01-24-2006, 09:28 AM
just wanted to pop in and say good morning to everyone :wave:

Good Luck with your challenges today... may you all be successful !! :cheer:

PhysDom
01-24-2006, 10:11 AM
Day one challenge complete!
(Recording food and then evaluating it the next day).

My big problem with yesterday's food is that I was so hungry by the time I got home (we had an extra extra-long meeting) that I ate the leftover meatloaf by inhalation. After that, instead of heating up some veggies and taking it slow, I heated up a frozen meal and ate that. For dessert? A veggie corndog. So a bit overload on the protein... my saving grace is that I added some spinach to the frozen meal (it was a lasagne noodle thing), so at least there was some green. Hm. I also drank some OJ straight from the carton.

Today I didn't bring lunch (I didn't cook supper last night, as you all can see), but I hope to be smart in the cafeteria today.

*yawn*

carla49
01-24-2006, 11:44 AM
Darn it Curly, I thought things were moving in the right direction! What a bummer. But those lost inches mean a lot more in the grand scheme. Maybe you've been replacing fluffy fat with mighty muscle, and actually are just wasting (or perhaps waisting) away?

I think I'm building a big gain for next week: too many goodies here, including sweets at every coffee break. I really didn't need the 7 cookies at coffee yesterday, or the wine while I watched the election results... And I'm still here for another 4 days of misbehaving. :( I seem to have left any willpower I ever had back home.

Apple Blossom
01-24-2006, 12:13 PM
Good morning!
Day 2 exercise done, no I'm sure it's day 3, jogged on Sat, jogged on sun, walked and step video yesterday.
Day 7 NO BEER:hat: :hat: :hat: :hat: :hat: :( :hat: :hat: One week already.
I just realized that I won't complete the challenge by the SuperBowl..it will have to be my last pause day....
Looking ahead to new challenges...the next one will be hard core serious weight loss! I will challenge myself to stay on a diet!!!!
Jolly, I can also relate to making your self sick from whaat you eat. (All you lushes:Hangovers don't count, right?;) ) I over indulged on chocolate a few days ago and it's really messed up the tubes.
Funny thing about Long Island and NY. To me, if you say you are from Long Island you are from either Nassau or Suffolk counties. Even though Queens and Brooklyn are technically on Long Island, they are part of NYC, so that is where you are! I don't even know if other New Yorkers feel that way. It could be one of my own territorial peeves. My roommate from college is from Queens, but she'd say she's from LI and I'd always get in an argument with her about it.:shrug:
OK enough :blah: I'm off!

freakybella
01-24-2006, 12:34 PM
Freaky, I second Apple's order and double it. I'm only a couple of years younger than Kiefer's father Donald, and remember K's debut in acting in a little Canadian film called The Bay Boy when he was about 14. ****, in my day they still taught spelling and punctuation and grammar in school!! Ah, the good old days... Get me my cane, would you dearie?? And my ear trumpet?

ah!! now where making fun of my typing and spelling horrors :nono: :lol: and just cuz hes my father figere as george micheal wrote a song about once apon a time a go hes still the hottest thing next to johnny depp. SOOOOO sexy hehe and btw if i was 10 years older i would love me some donald southerland :T

but the things i would do to keifer :censored:

Sushi Penguin
01-24-2006, 03:51 PM
Good morning.

10 min stationary biking and no sweets challenge done as of Monday evening! :cheer:
Day 16 done for fruit challenge and Day 15 done for exercises as well.

And ummm... I have a new challenge! Something totally unexpected, even for myself - given that I managed to overeat during the last 2-3 days, I'm worried that this might become a trend and inhibit my weight loss. So I'm challenging myself to post what I eat each day, and hopefully that will keep me on track! :) I'll make this a level 1 challenge.

Cheers! :)

KarlaG
01-24-2006, 04:32 PM
:wave: Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday! I'm at work and wanted to post a quick update while my LC is cooling down (it doesn't look all that good--I'm glad I brought an extra apple and some veggies for later!)

Day 5 of my challenges:

:carrot: :carrot: for no caffeine
:carrot: :carrot: for sit ups (30) each morning!
:carrot: :carrot: for nekkid food (no sugar)

I was tempted to put some syrup on my pancakes the other day, but I put applesauce on them instead--tasty!

W00T! w00t! Is kind of like a WOOHOO and a horn Tooting at the same time....it's a good thing...I promise ;) . This would be the closest smiley to a w00t smiley-- :woo: Tay can correct me if I'm wrong....she was my w00t inspiration :lol:

Chimming in as a Bronco fan, ya'll can have Jakie Snakie--I'll take Jon Lynch :D

DH has decided that he wants to lose weight--10 to 15 pounds, so I have him addicted to Fitday as well. For him, I think it is more a matter of healthier eating--we have switched to organic foods and I'm switching him to brown rice instead of white rice and whole grain bread instead of white. He's 6'3 and about 210...we weigh the same now, so as long as I beat him to 200 I'll let him lose weight :lol:

I'll be back later to post some more---it's time for this funny looking lean cuisine :D

.

Tayja
01-24-2006, 05:12 PM
:wave: Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday! I'm at work and wanted to post a quick update while my LC is cooling down (it doesn't look all that good--I'm glad I brought an extra apple and some veggies for later!)

Day 5 of my challenges:

:carrot: :carrot: for no caffeine
:carrot: :carrot: for sit ups (30) each morning!
:carrot: :carrot: for nekkid food (no sugar)

I was tempted to put some syrup on my pancakes the other day, but I put applesauce on them instead--tasty!

W00T! w00t! Is kind of like a WOOHOO and a horn Tooting at the same time....it's a good thing...I promise ;) . This would be the closest smiley to a w00t smiley-- :woo: Tay can correct me if I'm wrong....she was my w00t inspiration :lol:

Chimming in as a Bronco fan, ya'll can have Jakie Snakie--I'll take Jon Lynch :D

DH has decided that he wants to lose weight--10 to 15 pounds, so I have him addicted to Fitday as well. For him, I think it is more a matter of healthier eating--we have switched to organic foods and I'm switching him to brown rice instead of white rice and whole grain bread instead of white. He's 6'3 and about 210...we weigh the same now, so as long as I beat him to 200 I'll let him lose weight :lol:

I'll be back later to post some more---it's time for this funny looking lean cuisine :D

.

ehh i guess thats close enough for the woot ! :lol:

yeaaa for Paulie wanting to lose some too... this should make things easier now

freakybella
01-24-2006, 05:51 PM
day six is done its been done since this morning. Autumn (my 2 year old cousin i watch) and i did salsa dancing this morning to the chrunch dvd i broke down and bought a year ago. Man she can really shake it. She added so much energy and fun to the work out I think she just may be my new work out buddy.

jollygirl
01-24-2006, 06:45 PM
Hey all. YOu are all crazy busy post-ers. I can't keep up :)

OK Day 13 - no caffeinated soda - Hurray
Day 1 - sticking to my menu :cb: :cb: I can't believe it. I almost sabotaged myself on this one on the first day. I told myself that it was probably the type of taco seasoning I had bought which made me sick, and I should probably grab something else easier on the stomach. Now, this may be the case, as I think I got sick the last time I got this brand. BUT, I also knew that I was looking for an excuse to get some junk food - mainly chocolate. So, I bypassed the store and came straight home. HURRAH!

Also, not a challenge, but . . . I did do weights this morning.

Congrats to everyone who had a successful day! Weight to go.

redballoon
01-24-2006, 07:17 PM
Good morning, all. Not sure what day on my challenge it is, but challenges all notched another day, though the journaling I'm just allowing to squeak by. Well, I'm glad to see so much posting going on around here, but it does take a lot of time to catch up. I have a meeting this morning to discuss some ideas for this racing newsletter I do some work for and I haven't even thought of any...not good...well, let's get a move on things here... :comp:

Also, my computer monitor died yesterday and I spent most of the day finding a new one that could be used with my old computer. I did and finally got it working, I am happy to say. So, that's a weight off my mind. When this computer goes I can get a new hard drive and still use the new monitor so that's cool.

Okay, I just figured it out. This is Day 8 on caffeine, Day 7 on the crunches and journaling....I think.

freaky -- I'm glad to see you're still going strong on your challenge and glad to see you have such an enthusiastic workout buddy! :cb: Having fun is the best way to go! Yeah, really, doesn't that just go for everything? Should be words to live by! :yes:

Karla -- Congrats on Day 5 of your challenges and for keeping that syrup off the pancakes! Way to go! Thanks for the w00t explanation. Now, I'll have to go look up Jon Lynch. Don't know any of these guys until people mention 'em and I do a search. You know, I just read a story in the Pittsburgh paper about some kid who was wearing a Bronco shirt and his teacher gave him **** and humiliated him. It wasn't right in Pittsburgh, but outside of it a bit. The freak teacher. I hope he gets fired. He obviously is one sicko and we don't need fans like this. Somebody at work was saying he'd heard that some city in the States had some pretty violent fans, the kind that made English soccer hooligans look tame. Anyone heard of where this might be? I think it was probably just a freak incident, like this psycho teacher, but I was wondering if any city had a bad reputation for getting seriously out of hand. OK, just looked up Lynch...no, not my type either...I think I'm into darker men, never liked blondes or big, lumbermen types....:lol:

Sushi -- You are very quiet these days, or do you just seem quiet in contrast to the deluge of posts we have been getting with our new chatty members?! Well, as for posting what you eat every day...only if you DON'T include any food porn, ok? ;)

Apple - I'm with you on the New York thing. Seeing as both my parents were born and bred New Yorkers from Queens and Brooklyn, and they never said anything bout the island. The grandfather lived out there and my father was always fishing up Montauk. Sure, the address is officially Long Island City, but if you go into Manhattan you're never going to say, "heh, I just came in from the Island today." No way. My great-grandmother had a big farm out on Staten Island. I can remember going out there and walking through the woods and picking berries. Course, that's all gone now...just reminiscing here... No, you definitely are right on this one! :lol: You are doing so well with your no-beer challenge. Wish I could say the same. And jogging too!! Wow! Impressive. The office drinking is a mixed blessing really. I mean, I do like meeting up with people and going out, but I prefer going out one-on-one really. Monday night they were already saying, okay, we'll get together Friday night, and I don't really want to be drinking for more than, say, once every two weeks. These guys drink every night, some of them. They take it personally if you don't hang out with them so it can be a problem. And the thing is, I DO want to hang out with them, just wish it wasn't always over drinks and in groups...oh well. Apple, you shouldn't be jealous of my social life. It's really nothing at all. It seems I'm forever hanging out with married guys and guys with girlfriends and it's really extremely boring as far as romance goes. Really, sometimes I see it all as a huge waste of time and money. :(

carla -- Stay away from all that junk!! I know how traveling really messes with any convictions though. For me, at least, it usually is treated as a time for free-for-all, unbridled revelry. And, oh, wow, I missed the completed challenge! Sorry about that! So, congratulations!! :cp: :woo: :encore: :cp: :woo: Glad to see you bringing yet another round to completion!! :sunny:

Phys -- Good on liftoff! Though you vacuumed up your food yesterday, at least it didn't include tons of junk and sugar. Good luck in the cafeteria! :goodluck:

curly -- I feel your pain as well, but at least you are smaller and you are no doubt tighter. I don't know what kind of intensity your workouts are done at, or how heavy you weight train, but perhaps you should up that. You have to shake up your workouts. I see so many people who are more or less wasting their time at the gym, but probably think they are doing tons of exercise. Not saying you are, but I would look into changing something. I mean, you've got to change something if you are going to lose weight. I find that when I really up the intensity of workouts I can lose weight, but I mean I am really going hard. And the fitter you are the harder you're going to have to work out in order to make a dent.

Shad -- Good for you on Day 18. You're almost done! I had to look up "strewth." Found it. It's interesting learning Aussie slang. I learned "freeboarding" the other night, Aussie equivalent of "going commando." :lol:

CBETA -- Stop focusing on the scale! If you are sore you'll be heavier. It's always the case. Focus on your efforts and keep them consistent. The results will follow if you're keeping the food intake down, which may get harder as you burn more. And as for the dinosaur on the street??? really don't expect to meet one....is this a trick question? What's this about flying around the mountains with a millionaire? Something you didn't tell us about yourself... I am glad to hear your parents are both well. Just don't dwell on things. I cry a lot and then just move on, never dwell on it....the crying is a natural thing. And of course an athlete could be into you. In fact, it's more likely that your having once been fat would impress an athlete because they would know how much work is needed to get in shape. Just don't get involved with someone who thinks it's his mission to change you, that's a bummer. I had a paratrooper boyfriend, was attracted to him for his body, but it got old, all the gung-ho stuff. I mean, he can do it and I can do it for myself but I don't need him telling me to do it, you know? I mean it's like, "Don't you have a marathon to run or something?" :rolleyes:

Tia -- Well, carla gave you all the dope. I hope you join us and come in and post regularly. I am not "fearless" but I try to put up a good front. And as for being an ailurophile (carla, NO ONE is going to know what that means!!) you don't have to love cats to come in here. A fondness for the Steelers is a good thing though. The lunacy and lush part may come with time and too much exposure to us... :lol3: But most importantly, just be supportive and determined to make some positive changes in your life and to NEVER GIVE UP!!

stage -- Waiting for those new challenges! When did you finish the old ones and did I miss something and did I congratulate you!?!? Now, now, let's not get too critical of the players. :nono: I'm sure he showers, at least after games....

jolly -- Yeah, the posting is crazy here these days! But, that's a good thing. :cp: Bravo on the no caffeine. And excellent going on that save!! and weights!! Good for you and keep this up! :flow1:

Tay -- :cp: You're rockin! Thanks for all your friendly support of others. :yes:

Tayja
01-24-2006, 07:20 PM
so it is 7:16 pm and i still have over 20oz left to get in tonight... its been a rough slow day... long story wont get into it but short version is slept late didnt go to school totaly messed my whole schedule up...

anyway i am chugging and working on it and WILL get it in... its just taking longer...

redballoon
01-24-2006, 07:28 PM
:dancer: Chug it, Tayja!! :dancer:

chaigirl
01-24-2006, 07:35 PM
Days 18, 19, and 20 are complete and I’m 44 oz. from day 21! I will be chugging water though my shows tonight and will probably float to the bathroom four times during the night but I will get it done, darn it!!

HI LADIES! I have returned from FOOD PORN anniversary weekend – I gained 2.5 lbs in 2 days! 2 lbs of that were gone as of this morning, though – must have just been water weight from the extra salt…we’ll see if they stay off or come roaring back, though… BF and I had a wonderful time, even though my knees were killing me by the end of day 1 - our room had a Jacuzzi tub, though and so I had a nice long soak with the water jets, which helped. We took it easy with the walking on day 2 and my knees ended up being somewhat better on Monday than they had been on Friday. I wasn’t able to play in our playoff hockey game, though :( . I played it safe and just cheered from the sidelines. I can take stairs now but I’m not doing any exercise until they’re better – I just don’t want to chance it. I’ll watch my calories and start back on moderate LOW impact exercise once the pain is gone.

Red: To answer your question, PCOS stands for PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome – it’s an endocrine disorder that contributes to, among other things, mood disorders, irregular periods, type II diabetes, obesity and infertility, as well as random unpleasant things like eczema, adult acne, and being super hairy in unfeminine places. I’m fortunate in that mine (right now, at least) is relatively mild, but it’s pretty miserable for a lot of women. It makes weight loss quite difficult as the crazy hormones just screw up your body’s equilibrium. As for the knees, I’m being really careful and taking the elevator at school and resting them with icepacks whenever I can – I don’t want to do any permanent damage! This knee thing, though, has definitely caused me to be that much more determined to lose the weight – I never had joint problems before I was overweight and now I feel I have the body of a 90 year old!

Marble: way to go on the workouts!

Apple Blossom: how old is that daughter of yours? If I said that to my mom past the age of about 5 the wrath of God would have descended upon me…

CBETA: those “thin, dry thingies” sound a little like the Pepperidge farm ultra thin sliced bread, which I really like: 110 calories for THREE slices and no weird soy in it, either – it’s 100% whole wheat – the only thing is they’re really quite small slices.

Freakybella: that keifer Sutherland bit was a mental image I could have gone my entire life without having… :P Johnny Depp on the other hand…. He is quite possibly the single sexiest man alive (….well….after Viggo Mortensen..), although I thought his Willy Wonka was a bit on the creepy side... admittedly, though, I love Gene Wilder’s performance. I tend to think that when you let him and Tim Burton work together they need a chaperone to tone down the batsh*t craziness that they come up with.

Jolly: good job on recognizing the self sabotage and resisting! Wooohoo!

Keep on Truckin!
Erin :carrot:

KarlaG
01-24-2006, 07:37 PM
so it is 7:16 pm and i still have over 20oz left to get in tonight... its been a rough slow day... long story wont get into it but short version is slept late didnt go to school totaly messed my whole schedule up...

anyway i am chugging and working on it and WILL get it in... its just taking longer...

:cheer: You can do it, you can do it :cheer: Rah Rah Rah!

tiajuanna
01-24-2006, 07:40 PM
Another question? Is this the only time during the year you do this challenge. This sounds so neat!

KarlaG
01-24-2006, 07:43 PM
this. Somebody at work was saying he'd heard that some city in the States had some pretty violent fans, the kind that made English soccer hooligans look tame. Anyone heard of where this might be? I think it was probably just a freak incident, like this psycho teacher, but I was wondering if any city had a bad reputation for getting seriously out of hand.



Ermmm...that would be Denver's biggest Rivals--the Oakland Raiders they have a nasty reputation. I will go to any other stadium except Oakland. That's not just coming from a Bronco fan, that's coming as a sports fan. The only other incident I can recall is Detroit basketball fans caused a brawl last year, but no has a worse rep than Oakland.

You're in Tokyo? My nephew (16) is going to Japan for about 3 weeks this summer. He's been wanting to go for years (he taught himself Japanese and Chinese when he was in 4th grade).

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KarlaG
01-24-2006, 07:44 PM
Another question? Is this the only time during the year you do this challenge. This sounds so neat!

Hiya :wave: Tia!

redballoon
01-24-2006, 07:46 PM
Tia, I've had this thread going since last summer, just keep making new threads when I personally start up a new challenge. So, are you going to join us? I hope so! :sunny:

KarlaG
01-24-2006, 07:47 PM
Day 1 - sticking to my menu :cb: :cb: I can't believe it. I almost sabotaged myself on this one on the first day. I told myself that it was probably the type of taco seasoning I had bought which made me sick, and I should probably grab something else easier on the stomach. Now, this may be the case, as I think I got sick the last time I got this brand. BUT, I also knew that I was looking for an excuse to get some junk food - mainly chocolate. So, I bypassed the store and came straight home. HURRAH!
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:cp: for bypassing the store, and realizing your own ulterior motives (I think that's half the battle right there)! And a w00t for the exercize!

KarlaG
01-24-2006, 07:50 PM
Speaking of ailurophiles I've got my boys up on catster, if anyone wants to check them out and leave them a treat! Sometimes when I need a quick picker upper I check out all the kittens and cats there--brings a quick smile to my face!

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KarlaG
01-24-2006, 07:52 PM
Oh..and can I ask what everyone's WL tactics are? I'm watching the calories and easing into more activity (I have fibro which sometimes cuts into my activity levels)

KarlaG
01-24-2006, 07:57 PM
And of course an athlete could be into you. In fact, it's more likely that your having once been fat would impress an athlete because they would know how much work is needed to get in shape. Just don't get involved with someone who thinks it's his mission to change you, that's a bummer.

I totally agree with this. I think the big thing is not to put up obstacles where there are none! What do they say--shoot for the stars and you just might get there, if not you'll get to the moon? I'm so bad at remembering those type of things...so I hope you understand what I was trying to say!

curlylocks
01-24-2006, 07:59 PM
day 7

calories 1251

1 hour circuit training

tiajuanna
01-24-2006, 08:23 PM
Ok Guys, I'm ready to get started. I going to start small so don't laugh.
I declare that I will drink atleast 64 ozs. of water daily ( challenge 1) and do my Leslie Sansone 1 mile Walk Away the Pounds DVD ( challenge 2). I'll start fresh tomorrow. Thanks for having me.

Sushi Penguin
01-24-2006, 08:41 PM
Sushi -- You are very quiet these days, or do you just seem quiet in contrast to the deluge of posts we have been getting with our new chatty members?! Well, as for posting what you eat every day...only if you DON'T include any food porn, ok? ;)


What do you mean by food porn??? :?:
It's not that I'm quiet, I just have very limited internet access these days and very little time for it anyway. :(

KarlaG
01-24-2006, 09:03 PM
Ok Guys, I'm ready to get started. I going to start small so don't laugh.
I declare that I will drink atleast 64 ozs. of water daily ( challenge 1) and do my Leslie Sansone 1 mile Walk Away the Pounds DVD ( challenge 2). I'll start fresh tomorrow. Thanks for having me.

w00t! :woo: I think starting small and then building up on those goals is the way to go. You and Tay are both doing water--do you normally drink water or do you shy away from it? (I'm a water chugger by nature).
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jollygirl
01-24-2006, 09:19 PM
REal quick post. I forgot one important thing. I weighed in today, and lost two pounds. I have challenge #3, to lose an average of 2 pounds a week.

I even updated my signature to admit where I am actually at - all the holiday pounds I gained :(

carla49
01-24-2006, 11:03 PM
No challenge right now, just a championship overeating-while-travelling gig. I will be so sorry next week... they keep serving *food porn* at coffee breaks, and I'm so weak...

Jolly, good going on the two pounds down! :woo:

Sushi, Red :drill: has forbidden descriptions (or in fact any mention) of yummy, sweet, decadent, naughty foods. So whenever we want to confess to eating something, we just say *food porn* instead of being specific. The idea being to not lead others into temptation. Bummer that you can't get on line whenever you want, but it'll happen. Meanwhile, you're really doing well.

Tia, no one's going to laugh at your challenges! They sound tough enough to me. Lots of us try (and fail) at water and other seemingly easy challenges. I know I've started a few pretty ambitious challenges, and have gradually reduced my expectations. And I was pretty proud of myself for completing a 50 oz per day challenge last week. We're glad to have you on board.

CBETA
01-25-2006, 02:25 AM
A: Food (3-1) -Day 8 (Jan. 24) Done
B: H2O (3) - Day 9 (Jan. 24) Done
C: Gym (3-1) - Day 8 (Jan. 24) Worked out at the gym. Cardio and press.
Then me and my friend went to sauna.
It was so awesome.... feeling so relaxed and as if my skin is ready to breathe...

redballoon
01-25-2006, 03:55 AM
Do any of you ever feel like this at the end of the day or after your workout? :lol:

Shad
01-25-2006, 04:20 AM
I often feel like that Red.

Evening all,

Day 19 is done for both challenges. I'm not losing anything either so Curly and I ought to get in a corner together and whinge. I'm very tired of being good and nothing happening. More than once I have decided that I am the best maintainer in the entire world so I will no longer try, I will just maintain. I'm back at that point now. Don't know whether I will start another challenge after this one is done.

Too much else to do than obsess over food.

redballoon
01-25-2006, 06:08 AM
Hello there, everyone. It is Wednesday night here and I'm winding down for the day. The brainstorming meeting went well, I think. It's not all that much money but it'll help. And, it could help me with some other work I'm thinking of doing on my own. I also got to the gym, and though I hadn't felt like doing much, I ran 5K and did my crunches etc. I must admit that I took a pause day on the caffeine and ate a bit of smut, but I did write it down and thought on the feelings that make me do this. Good or bad or neutral, the thinking about it and, what's more important, the thinking about what I can do NOT to do it, is really interesting and helpful I think, or, it will be helpful in the long run. Until now, I either just journaled the food and maybe did a journal on feelings but I never before thought, well, what can I do to turn this around or start new responses to the what seem to be the emotional triggers that set me off looking for those old numbing edibles. So, I'm hoping things will change, meaning, I'll make better decisions about whether to eat or not and what to eat and do that all more consistently. :yes:

Shad -- You don't sound too good, even though you're sticking to your challenges. I'd hate to see you go after these ones are done, but if you're not feeling up to it...well, maybe you can just take some time off. Like Curly, all I can say is that it sounds like both have to reassess what "being good" entails and shake something up. I've come to accept that what I do, which also entails a lot of "being good," is simply not enough to lose weight. I know that and at the moment, I just don't feel like giving it that extra push to lose it. But I feel the desire building, which is something I haven't felt before. Before, it's been a have-to, have-to kind of feeling, an obligatory kind of thing, but recently, I'm thinking of actually really wanting to lose more fat. Oh well, this may not be helping you. I just hate to see you giving up. Then again, maintaining is certainly not giving up. It's a kind of weight loss itself. You still have to do everything involved in weight loss. I'd say you are just so close to your goal that you have to do more, more exercise, less eating, I don't know but something.

CBETA -- Good for you and all your efforts! :yes: Glad you enjoyed the sauna.

carla -- Thanks for stepping in and explaining "food porn"....marble would say it was because you indulge in the most of it...I didn't say it!!! :rofl: ...then again you are in the middle of a championship, so maybe it's fitting.... ;)

jolly -- Look at this girl! She "forgets" what people are checking the scales over and over and over for...she "forgets" to tell us that she has lost two pounds!!!! Hurrah for you! :cp: And good for you for bravely updating the signature. Your challenge No. 3 won't work as an every-day challenge but feel free to keep it there as a kind of extracurricular challenge!

Karla -- Fellow water-chugger! Me too, I am always drinking the stuff and no running to the loo. I sweat a lot and being a vegetarian, eat a lot of fiber, beans and stuff and that makes you want to drink.

Sushi -- carla filled you in. I know you have limited Net access, or I did and forgot. :^: I was kind of kidding with the "no food porn" thing for your challenge of posting what you eat, but what we try to avoid here is what often happens...people start going on and on about their slipups, their indulgences, and whether they enjoy doing it or not, like carla said, I don't think it's fair to others who ARE trying to avoid such things. I want to keep the challenge out there and visible as much as possible. We have to maintain focus. Sorry if I scared you there! :lol:

tia -- Glad to have you aboard! :welcome: Yes, your challenges sound good and, like others have said, NO ONE is going to laugh....they wouldn't dare!! Grrrrr.

curly -- You're not saying much. Still frustrated as all heck? :mad:

Karla -- You knew what an ailurophile was?! I'm impressed! I never heard of catster but see it now on the Net. How do we find your cats? I'll have to put my one-eyed babe up there when I get some pictures of her. Oh, and thanks for the Raiders info. I had said to the guy who asked me that it sounded like a West Coast team's fans or maybe Detroit or possibly Philly. Ah ha! I was right on the first pick. So, your nephew is coming here at such a young age? What's he doing, a homestay program? Three weeks is pretty long. Sure, I'll meet him, but maybe you'd rather keep him away from my influence.....carla, don't say a word!.....she knows my fondness for barley and young men....:rofl: Nah, don't worry, even I think 16 is a bit young. But, gosh, what would we do together...couldn't even have a beer together...hmmm....well, he could still hang out with us....I could take him down to hang out with the beach chicks and interpret for him. ;) Hmmm....an American 16 isn't that young, is it?

chai -- Wow, you're almost there. Glad to hear you had a good time on your weekend and that your knee is better too. Smart of you to stay off it and sit out the game. I know that game meant a lot to you. Sorry to hear you have health problems. I hope they don't get worse and that you can keep them in check at least. I had to laugh at your comment to freaky...."a mental image I could have gone my entire life without having..." :lol: I don't know these people but I can imagine from your comment. Depp is so versatile. It's hard to pin him down. I liked him as the river rat in "Chocolat." Did you see that?

Tayja
01-25-2006, 06:58 AM
tia, not silly at all my first challenge is 60oz of water

as for me :( :( guess yesturday was my pause day :( :(

i'm taking the pause day becuase i refuse to admit i screwed up and start over... i refuse to start over !!

i was having a crappy day... i was having a SLOW day yesturday... and a i got a really late start... and everything was just totaly messed up... then i was gunna try to guzzle the last of my water while i watched tv but my show was a rerun last night, and i was exausted and i ended up saying screw it and going to bed early... i had about 10oz left to go... i was gunna just chug it down, but i was afraid i'd end up sick if i just chugged and chugged til i drained the bottle, and i didnt wanna end up sick feeling... so i said screw it...

up early this morning and getting back on track tho !

curlylocks
01-25-2006, 07:28 AM
Shad: dont give up ... I am not gonna give up.. I just need to whine a lil bit... I whine then work harder.. but i can understand where ur head is.. cuz when u are working sooo hard .. this pretty much takes over your entire life.. am i eating too much ? am i eating 2 little?

I have tweaked just about everything i can tweak.. last nite at the gym i worked out for an entire hour.. by the end my hair was soaking wet.. so I can see exercise isnt the issue... food isnt the issue... BUT eventaully something in your body must decide and let the weight go..


I have an appt. with the endocrinologist friday so .. maybe he will have some answers.. but like i said i watch every morsel that goes in my mouth and exercise my a$$ off so i dont know what to say.. other than I guess we just have to keep at it .. somethings gotta give...


RED: JUST tired here... u know how it is when work gets to ya and bills etc....an EX driving ya insane... just gotta take a moment and "get ur head back together" but u know me I'm tuff ... I will be fine and trudge on even stronger!


WELCOME TO ALL THE NEWBIES!

tiajuanna
01-25-2006, 08:34 AM
Morning all!!!
Day 1 - WATP completed.

Thanks for all the welcomes and support. I'm still grinning here about this new group. Have a good day. I'll be back.

curlylocks
01-25-2006, 09:22 AM
:cheer: TIA!

FishWoman
01-25-2006, 11:09 AM
I'm back from Long Island/Queens. The hotel did have a (very tiny) fitness center. I ended up doing 30 minutes on the stairmaster while watching part of "Skating with Celebrities." I was watching CNN, but this other lady came in and I foolishly told her she could change the channel to whatever she wanted. Then last night once I arrived home I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. I ate a *lot* while I was up there. Nothing really bad, but more than I normally eat because I had to eat at the hotel restaurant for dinner/b'fast and at the client's for lunch. So I need to figure out a gameplan for the upcoming weeks - or, i need to up my exercise to compensate:D

Red - I did not get into Manhattan this time around. We are working on arrangements for the future though. The client has corporate apartments in Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant and we are trying to see if something will be available for me. PCV/S is sort of in-between the East Village and Gramercy Park (if I looked at the map correctly).

Freakybella - I agree about Kiefer!:love: I don't normally watch "24," but caught it monday night. I was telling my sister that his current hotness completely vindicates me for maintaining my crush on him during his weird/bloated years. Johnny Depp, however, will ALWAYS be my favorite!:love: :love: :love:

Hello to everyone! Have a great day!

Apple Blossom
01-25-2006, 12:01 PM
Day 8 no Beer:hat: :hat: :hat: :hat: :hat: :( :hat: :hat: :hat:
Day 4 exercise-I had a great exercise day, but I have to tell you about it later, I have to get going. I'll post more tonight...today is one of those days where all 3 kids have places to go ALL DAY LONG. So have a great day everyone and I'll see you tonight!

marbleflys
01-25-2006, 12:26 PM
Yesterday, Day 13.....24 mins. of hard cardio

Today, Day 14.....PAWS!

KarlaG
01-25-2006, 12:58 PM
:wave: Just wanted to report that Day 6 has me adding another :carrot: to my Carrot Chorus Line!

I wasthisclose to adding one eensy teensy sugar packet to my oatmeal, but I told myself if I made it through the challenge I would let myself use 1 packet. The good ol' psych yourself out routine--by the end of the 21 days, I won't even want to put sugar on it :lol: I used to pysch myself out when I was working out....work out for 30 minutes and I wouldn't have to work out the final 15---9 times out of 10 I would complete my whole 45 minutes.

At home the no sugar thing is not a problem. Paul has joined in the no-sugar craze and we threw out our small box of sugar. Now if we are desperately needing it, we will walk to the store and get it (about 3/4 of a mile away).

I haven't checked the scale lately, but my rings are getting looser :woo: . I've decided to wait until our anniversary (July) to have them resized and snazzied up a bit.

I'm switching focus back to work, but wanted to update my siggie and wish everyone a great Wednesday!

Congrats to all those forging forward with those mini-goals! Every little bit helps! :bravo:

CBETA
01-25-2006, 01:52 PM
And of course an athlete could be into you. In fact, it's more likely that your having once been fat would impress an athlete because they would know how much work is needed to get in shape. Just don't get involved with someone who thinks it's his mission to change you, that's a bummer.

I totally agree with this. I think the big thing is not to put up obstacles where there are none! What do they say--shoot for the stars and you just might get there, if not you'll get to the moon? I'm so bad at remembering those type of things...so I hope you understand what I was trying to say!

I guess there is some salt to this, and I'd agree I get erritated sometimes when my mom tries to push me, it gets old after some time. I want it to be my effort...
Thank you guys for your kind words.

CBETA
01-25-2006, 02:22 PM
REal quick post. I forgot one important thing. I weighed in today, and lost two pounds. I have challenge #3, to lose an average of 2 pounds a week.

I even updated my signature to admit where I am actually at - all the holiday pounds I gained :(


we aughtta shake hands... I am at exactly the same weight of 257!!!

freakybella
01-25-2006, 02:25 PM
:?: so it might be a pause day for me not quite sure as of yet. My mom is soppsesed to send me some money today and I really really want this corset but the only time i have to go shopping is tonight which is my regular work out day. although ifi walk around the mall for 30 min non stop thats working out right?? i really dont wanna use a pause day for something so silly so ill post tonight and let u all know what i came up with ..

keep up the good work guys!! it seems like everyone is doing so well with there challenges

sorry bout yesturday tay i know u had a horrible day but we can do this TOGETHER!! remeber 400 sticks of butter:lol:

Tayja
01-25-2006, 02:38 PM
sorry bout yesturday tay i know u had a horrible day but we can do this TOGETHER!! remeber 400 sticks of butter:lol:

back on the wagon and going strong, its gunna be a 84.4 day today... drinking down those 16.9 oz bottles... i CAN do this :carrot:

arghhh i dont even wanna think of what 400 sticks of "unwraped" butter looks like...

and... i may have recruited another member to our site.. theres a girl i go to school with who is just fabulous and she has made a huge WL journey and i am so proud of her, and i gave her the address for this site today and she told me she was gunna check it out... so i hope she does :D

tiajuanna
01-25-2006, 02:45 PM
What is a neat way to keep up with what dat I am on?