100 lb. Club - 100 lb Club Weekly Support Chat 11/06 - 11/12

11-06-2006, 08:21 AM
Good morning everyone. I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes or anything since I'm fairly new here. But I've noticed on other forums there are weekly support chats and that the 100lb. club doesn't have one. I hope you don't think I'm too forward by starting one. I know I find it quite helpful to plan for the week and try to keep one another motivated and on track and about stuff in general. I would like to get to know you all better. So I would really like to get this thing going. I hope you'll all join me and just let loose!

Okay folks another Monday rolls around. Today is my 9th week of my "new lifestyle". My scale finally gave up 2 pounds this morning since last week, so that's kinda okay I guess.

Definitely a little bit nervous with the holidays fast approaching. For me I will be hosting no parties this year, because the temptation is too much for me. Cooking leads to me picking at the food which is a big no-no for me and leftovers are an absolute disaster for me. I'll be going to my mom's for Thanksgiving and she asked me what I'm bringing cause she loved what I brought last year which was a spinach, noodle casseerole thing, yummy, a big salad with mangos, strawberries and candied almonds and a heavy, oil-filled dressing, delish it was and mushroom barley also pretty darn good. Then for dessert I made a pecan pie and walnut brownies. I told her this year will be a bit different. She said what about the salad that everyone loved and I told her I know longer use oil-based dressings. Anyway I will be bringing sugar snap peas sauted with onions and soy sauce, a finely chopped tomato, cucumber and onion salad with oregano and lemon juice and maybe some steamed cauliflower and brussel sprouts. Dessert - a large pineapple, sliced. Not very Thanksgivingish, but much kinder to the scale.

Do any of you have any not so caloric Thanksgiving recipies that are more in line with Thanksgiving? There's still time to change my menu.

Have a great and healthy day everybody.

11-07-2006, 09:54 AM
Wow this thread is going ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE :?: . Oh well, it was worth a shot. :(

11-07-2006, 05:00 PM
Congrats on the two pounds! And it sounds like you have a great plan for Thanksgiving--I wouldn't change a thing about your menu. Well, maybe I'd roast the brussel sprouts and cauliflower rather than steaming, but I discovered roasting veggies last year and just love it.

And, no, it's not too forward of you to start a chat thread. Start any kind of thread any time you want. That's what makes this place so fun.

So I'm wondering if anyone saw Kirstie Alley on Oprah yesterday? I love that she was bold enough to go out in the bikini. When I watched The View today, however (I watch it at the gym two days a week for 35 min. while on the elliptical), I got ticked because one of the hosts said that she didn't think "chunky girls" should be seen in bikinis, indicating that Kirstie Alley was a "chunky girl." What??? I thought she looked amazing, and if that's a "chunky girl" then I want to be one. She's curvy in all the right places, and she looks darn good for a 55 year old, or for any age.

Inca's Momma
11-08-2006, 09:23 AM
I'm sorry this happened to you "fed". This is the main reason I don't post on this board anymore. You have 60 people read a thread and only 1 or 2 people can be bothered to respond. This is basically a very "clique-y" board. Certain people can post about something boring like earwax and everyone would just jump on in and comment, while others barely get a glance. Good luck finding a place to fit in and on your weightloss journey!

11-08-2006, 09:45 AM
Ummm.... I really don't know what to say. I'm not quite ready to give up on the 100lb club just yet. Cause I still have well over 100 lbs to lose. I do think that there are some dedicated people and that we CAN be of help to one another. Having said that I'll move on for now.

Anyway I think Kirstie Alley looked great, she's a very pretty, voluptuous girl even with her support hose on and oh so brave. And Sheila how do you roast vegetables? It sounds yummy, a lot more interesting then steaming.
And when I do steam my veggies I steam them in a bit of consumme, but your way does sound yummier.

Today is rainy and miserable out, so today's walk is definitely out. Oh joy that means I have to break out the Richard Simmons videos. I think it's definitely time to update my exercise videos. Although lately I just turn on the radio and I know this sounds corny and I just dance. The time goes really fast and it does get me moving. And I need to move, that's for sure.

Have a great day everybody.

11-08-2006, 09:46 AM
By the way Inca's Momma your baby is absolutely precious. So sweet just lying there sleeping. Too cute.

11-08-2006, 09:59 AM
Fed Up,

I'm sorry you haven't had a lot of response here. This is just my opinion and that's not saying everyone should agree. I think if you want to post your weekly "chat" that's fine but I feel that some people have more time to spend on their computers than others. I personally have time to maybe post a weight loss and maybe comment on something that happens to strike me at the moment. I also am not a person who relies solely on this website for my motivation. There are some who post here who are committed to their weight loss and are in it for the long haul, and there are others who post once and you never hear from them again. They get on a kick to lose weight and do it for a few days and then have all kinds of excuses as to why they aren't losing and quit. They haven't made the decision to be willing to do what it takes yet.

So, don't feel slighted if you don't get a lot of response to a particular thread. Just use this as one of your tools for success - there are many others.


11-08-2006, 10:11 AM
Inca's mama your baby is toooo cute!

I also this Kristie looked fine. I think there is a lot a hype about it, so there has to be people that say she doesn't look that great. That always seems to happen. If you make a big deal about someone, someone else will find something wrong with them.

I am hoping that I don't worry to much about Thanksgiving. My current plan is to stay on plan exact every day, so that I can have some room for thanksgiving, Christmas eve and Christmas day. I am not going to go crazy, but I will have one desert each of those days. That is my plan anyway. I also will hopefully get at least one workout in the morning of Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. I usually have 1 day off of working out each week, so I will rearange it to make it for Christmas day. Jelly

11-08-2006, 02:52 PM
Fed Up,

I'm sorry you haven't had a lot of response here. This is just my opinion and that's not saying everyone should agree. I think if you want to post your weekly "chat" that's fine but I feel that some people have more time to spend on their computers than others. I personally have time to maybe post a weight loss and maybe comment on something that happens to strike me at the moment. I also am not a person who relies solely on this website for my motivation. There are some who post here who are committed to their weight loss and are in it for the long haul, and there are others who post once and you never hear from them again. They get on a kick to lose weight and do it for a few days and then have all kinds of excuses as to why they aren't losing and quit. They haven't made the decision to be willing to do what it takes yet.

So, don't feel slighted if you don't get a lot of response to a particular thread. Just use this as one of your tools for success - there are many others.


Don't be sorry, there's no need. I 'm a big girl and I'll get over it, although I was hoping for more responses, but I definitely understand that not everybody has or wants access to their computers as much as others. Everybody has to do what works for them. I most definitely DO NOT feel slighted. I'm certainly not taking it personally.

Jelly it sounds like you've got it all figured out. It's just a shame that such an enjoyable time of year I have to dread because I'm afraid I'm going to overeat. Why is it always about the food?

11-08-2006, 03:55 PM
Okay, roasting--love my roasting. Basically, you toss veggies in a bit of olive oil (which is a healthy oil and good for you so make sure to include some healthy oils in your diet :) ), add some seasonings, spread them on a baking sheet and put them in about a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes (depends on what you're roasting). It browns them a bit, and almost carmalizes them. My DH wouldn't eat a brussel sprout for any amount of money, but when I started roasting them, he asked for more. You might google "roasting vegetables" to see if you come up with some interesting combinations and seasonsing. I like garlic so I always throw garlic powder on them.

Kimberlie, I'm really sad that you feel that way about the board. I miss hearing about the baby and your dogs. I hope that everyone here strives to be welcoming and inclusive, but it seems like we're missing the mark. That makes me sad--hope we can do better so everyone feels welcome to post anything. Yeah, sometimes people don't respond for a variety of reasons, but for me it's helpful just to write something and put it out there no matter the response.

And because I happened to catch the last few minutes of Oprah, just have to comment here. Size 12 is a PLUS size!! Oh, no--no, no. That made me mad! I've worked hard to get out of the plus sizes so that really got to me. So nice to hear that (not actually) plus-sized model say she'd like to see fashion shows with every body type represented. That would really help with the body image problem we have in the U.S.

11-08-2006, 05:39 PM
I was watching the Biggest Loser on Korean TV which means it is probably over a year old. It was the one where navy wives verses marine wives. I was so impressed with the weight loss of those ladies. It really hit home much work and commitment changing your way of life is. They all came back to the same thing about pushing yourself to make it work. Calories in verses calories out.

Today I am trying to get in around 1600 calories and see if I can do it. I am also working on the Fat Smashers plan but I could not make through detox without any coffee so I switched to decaf. I will tell you....it was hard! I am angry with myself for letting myself get fooled into thinkin that I was not drinking a lot of caffiene. I must of had what equals 4 cups of expresso. I was also trying to give up sugar and whites. I have to wean myself so I am trying to just work on calories. I have lost 2 pounds since Monday. I hope those two pounds will stay off.

11-08-2006, 07:56 PM
I saw the Oprah show with Kristy in her bikini. She looked great to me! I wish my weight was coming off as fast as hers. I am more comfortable in my one piece bathing suit than I use to be but still need to drop about 50 more pounds before I even think about a 2 piece.
Hubby and are are going to Laughling NV on Thanksgiving day but we will share a traditional meal with our 2 boys the night before. The boys asked for a peach cobbler for dessert other wise we will do the turkey, ham, sweet and mashed potatoes, all the usual things and just use portion control.
Today I stuck with my food and exercise plane for the first time in a long time. I hope to get back on track. I have been traveling a lot a but back on 5 pounds. I was wanted to be under 200 by Christmas.

11-08-2006, 11:00 PM
Wow Kimberlie, I'm sorry you feel that way. I've always found this a great group. Always willing to except you back in if you screw up and always helpful with any weight loss questions and support. I've heard that comment from one other but I guess I just have not seen that here.

As for this thread I think it's a great idea but I know people have done these in the past and they come and go. I'm not that into a lot of chat but I'm a guy so go figure. You should feel free to post whenever and whatever you like though. I hope you stick around because this really is a great group and it has helped me tremendously.

11-09-2006, 06:57 AM
:) I hope Kimberly sticks around too.:^:

I have hopped in and out for a long time;but, now try to pop in more b/c I have finnally decided to make weight loss real for me. :carrot:
I don't get upset and quit if my weight floats up a little after I lose a pound. I just hang in there and after a few days to a week it settles back and more drops off. it floats -then settles. ;)
I think water has something to do with it and I find I celebrate a little the next day (have to be careful there):o
I don't think I would do as well if I didn't stop here.
I don't like going to places to get weighed,etc. I usually have other places to go or I don't have the money. :(
Here I can follow my own plan and still get the personal help from others that I need on my time. Sometimes you have to check back several days to see an answer;but, they are busy too. Sometimes the post has run out of date and i didn't look at that when I posted.:o
Howie and Gardenwife do seem to hold the group together the best; but, everyone seems nice and helpful to me.
I do hope you will stay Kimberly.
This chat may be the best way to get more encouragement. I'll try to pop in every time I'm on the pc.:)

11-09-2006, 08:23 AM
Of course Kimberlie too. I do miss seeing you around. I was just thinking last night of how many new faces there are here and was wondering about some of the ones that have dropped off. I know how that can be though. I've been in and out this past year myself. The thing about this group is that we are all so mentally tied to our weight that you tend to see a lot of in and out. I think most of us feel that if we are not being prefect then what's the use of posting. It should not be that way but it is. That is what is so different about people that have large amounts of weight to lose. There is the whole mental game going on. It's not just a battle of losing the weight but it's a battle of the mind too.

11-09-2006, 08:27 AM
Good morning everyone. I really feel badly and DEFINITELY DID NOT mean to hurt anyone's feelings or bring out old hurt feelings. I really don't think ANYONE should feel obligated to post. You're either into it or your not. You could post once a month a once an hour or once a year. I would hope that everyone is welcome regardless of the amount of times you post. We all need and require different things, but isn't that okay?

Getting back to the Oprah thing for a minute, didn't they say that there should be models in ALL sizes. Well I was watching the show with my 17 year old 111 pound daughter and she said "there will never be models my size, because one thing they really discriminate against is short people" She's like her mother the poor thing - 5 feet 0 inches. She feels real crappy about her height and nobody ever discusses that in the modeling industry.

Sheila I absolutely can not wait to try those roasted vegetables, we are BIG garlic fans in my house, so that is basically all the spices we need.

Oldwriter I hope you "pop" in often, I'll be here for you!

:hb: I just want to say Happy Birthday to my oldest daughter, she's 19 today and away at college and I miss her. (Not that she's reading this) She'll be home for Thanksgiving and she hasn't seen me since my weightloss, so I'm excited to hear what she has to say.

Did any one watch the Biggest Loser last night? I'm beginning to get bored with the show. 2 hours is too long. Although I did 45 sit ups while watching it. I wish they would have sent home Heather instead of Bobby, that girl gets on my nerves. And I think it was Eric that lost 20 pounds in a week, 20 pounds!! How is that humanly possible? I just don't understand. Really how can a body get rid of 20 pounds in a week?

That's it for now, have a great day.

11-09-2006, 01:56 PM
Sheila, I like to roast my veggies in olive oil too. I'm not a big fan of veggies, but roasted with the right seasonings...yummy!

I only caught the end of Biggest Loser, but it's my favorite part when they follow-up on the people sent home. I like to see the progress they made and the positive impact it's had on their family lives (able to play with kids, particpate in sports, etc...) I like the show too, but don't think that I would have enjoy 2 hours of it. That's a bit much!

11-09-2006, 02:39 PM
Hey fedUp :)

We usually do have a weekly chat thread called "yadda, yadda" or something along those lines...I guess we've just let it slide a bit lately :dunno:

Kimberlie....it is so great to see you :hug: You are the only person I've ever met who has the same birthday as me! ;)

I'm really, really sorry you feel the way you do about this board. I have never seen anything that made me feel that way. I thought that one of the best things about our group was how warm, welcoming and non-judgmental we are!!!. The fact that you feel so negatively toward this board makes me feel really sad :(
I hope you'll stick around this time and change your mind. Was there a specific incedent that made you feel this way? Maybe we can talk about it and hash it out?

:grouphug: :hug:

11-09-2006, 06:17 PM
I see by your profile that you are a year younger that my son and that you enjoy singing. What kind of singing do you enjoy?
My son and his family lived for several years in Winston-Salem, NC and loved it. He had to move to GA to get an upgrade in his job. They hope to someday get back to NC to live.
I see you have an interesting career as a microbiologist. That's awesome!
I spent 31 years in a factory and just now getting some success with following my dream of being a writer.
It must be a busy life for you with a beautifull baby and a career to deal with dieting too. We'll all make it together.

11-09-2006, 06:38 PM
Kimberlie, I'm so sorry you feel that way! I have been looking forward to hearing about the baby & seeing new pics. But like everyone else here, if they disappear, I always figure it's none of my da*n business. :kickcan:

These threads are ok, but I usually feel bad if I can't respond to every person who has posted (like this post today will be ;) ) and sometimes, like it was pointed out, you just don't have the time.

I am recommitted & have lost about 10 pounds. Have to still see if the gynm's scale reflects the same. We are doing a Biggest Loser contest here at work, we meet once a week & discuss what worked for us & what didn't. It's brought me closer to some of my coworkers who I normally do not get to see.

Other than that, not too much other than kidney issues, which I don't like boring everyone with all the time. The clinical trial I am doing won't be done until 2009. If it bores me, trust me I don't want to bore you guys with it. :lol:

That is my take on it. Kimberlie, I had no idea. :hug:

11-10-2006, 05:00 AM
I think most of us feel that if we are not being perfect then what's the use of posting.

Howie, what you said really summed up not only my participation here, but my whole weight-loss experience over the past 20+ years. I've been away from here for 7 months and managed to gain 19 pounds because I was too embarrassed to acknowledge that I was out of control and needed help (and a good shake). I read posts everyday, but felt like I wasn't exhibiting the behavior that others needed to read about. But losing weight and getting healthy is so hard to do without good support. I just can't bear to tell my family/friends for the millionth time that I've started a new weight-loss effort - I don't want to see that look again. The one that says, "Uh huh, really. How long will she last this time?"

I'm so tired of being fat, of feeling horrible, of looking horrible, of worrying that this time bomb of a body I've built for myself will blow up. I'm tired of thinking about food, of feeling guilty for eating things I shouldn't, of not wanting to be looked at, of not being able to keep up.

I'm not looking for a magic pill. I know what I should be doing. I just have to make the effort consistently (not perfectly). And that's the hardest part of all.

11-10-2006, 07:21 AM
CLCSC145: I'm so sorry that you feel you have to be "'perfect" to post here, but do realize if that were the case there would be ABSOLUTELY NO ONE posting here. It's impossible to be perfect. And the good thing about that is you don't have to be perfect to lose weight (or post here).

And the fact that you feel horrible about certain things is a good thing, that could be what you need to turn this around. I know that's what finally happened to me, if I wouldn't have hit "rock bottom" I would never have lost the weight that I have now.

Don't give up, this is indeed doable. Whenever you're ready I'd love to help you out anyway that you need. Post often, ask questions and get back in the game. One thing I kept telling myself was "It's so very hard to lose weight, but can it really be harder then actually being this weight, being so miserable and inactive and afraid of health issues, never mind the vanity issues" And I finally decided that losing the weight has GOT to be easier then being so heavy, and I think I was right. Yes it's hard at times (although truthfully now I don't find it that difficult at all, oh gosh I thought I'd NEVER say that) but not anywhere near as hard as being morbidly obese. You deserve this, you absolutely deserve this.

I hope to hear from you soon, either here or via a PM. :hug:

11-10-2006, 09:00 AM
CLCSC145, I know just how you are feeling I've felt the same way so many times. Losing weight is easy the hard part is controlling your mind. You keep trying and keep posting it will click for you. It's a hard battle but we can all win it one small battle at a time. I hope you stick around and post often. And never feel bad about coming back and saying you messed up. We have all done that.

11-10-2006, 09:28 AM
Dear CLCSC145,

Boy, do I know the look you are talking about! :hug: So I don't tell them anymore unless it's been going well for some time. Then I do a little excited "Yes!" and they don't say anything negative.:)
I think my turning point was when I saw my body in a hotel mirror-and the top of my thighs had that baby leg crease near the top from not walking enough. :o And I keep being reminded when I used the bathroom at my daughter's house and I saw all that celulite on my legs-that help keep me motivaded.:kickbutt:
When I worked in a factory at least we moved enough to keep even the fat looking fairly tight.:running: Nine years ago, I was able to retire early and a month later, I nearly shattered my ankle and broke both leg bones in a freak twist off the bottem step of my basement. :eek:
I often wondered if I hadn't been slowed down for that time, if it would have gotten that bad-:shrug: but-this is what I have to work with; :woops: and, I (WE) WILL MAKE IT TOGETHER!!! :grouphug: We may trip occationally-:tread: but-we will keep on keeping on till we win!:goodscale :goodluck:

11-10-2006, 02:00 PM
This is the main reason I don't post on this board anymore. You have 60 people read a thread and only 1 or 2 people can be bothered to respond. This is basically a very "clique-y" board.

Kimberlie - I am saddened to hear that you feel this way. Some posts get attention, some do not - it's just the way of the boards and no one should ever take it personally. Happens to me all the time. I am wondering what it was that made you feel so slighted? I loved it when you were around more. I have always found the 100 lb club to be a really great group of people. Welcoming, supportive. It is hard because people come and go so much and we do have a TON of lurkers. So it may seem like your thread gets looked at 15 times and no one responded, but many of our members never post. I don't even get to post as much as I'd like to. It's just a bummer to hear one of the older members feeling so negative. :(

11-12-2006, 10:37 AM
Hi, I'm up in my office away from the fridge as I am stressed over the 2 other members of the family.
I was going to go to church but think I'd better stay to let his son in the door as he is supposed to be at his 3rd day of work this afternoon and didn't stay here last night. :mad: His dad came in before 4am as he had partied with his boss after work. His son lost a better job by staying out all night and not showing up for the first day. :rollpin: He is acting like a 28yr old loser.:club:
I woke up at three to a still empty house and couldn't go back to sleep. Grew peeved-took a blood pressure pill and decided instead of reaching for the food-I would clean house. When his dad came home, I was sweeping the floors. He told me he didn't have to be to work till 5pm and I saw his bosses truck so I calmed down and we discussed the boy till he had some leftover spagetti and fell asleep. I'm still up, and read a good book for a time and decided to come here.
WOW! Almost all my anger is gone. This is great! I'm really a little uncomfortable speaking of family stress but don't want to eat the house apart anymore.. :dancer:
Thanks for being here.

11-12-2006, 11:23 AM
"fed"up - I'm one of the ones that viewed the thread when you first posted it.:o But I'm pretty boring a lot of time and I kept telling myself that I would respond when I had something a) inspirational b) humorous c) informative or d) all of the above to say. And then of course I never made it back into the thread. I've always been envious of those that always seem to know the right words to say.

Kimberlie - I understand what you're talking about. It hasn't happened this time back, but I do remember a time when I first joined 3FC's where I started a post and while many people viewed it, no one responded. After two days I deleted the post. But now I'd like to think that I'd just take it in stride and give it a little longer. I do know that it wouldn't stop me from coming around. Shoot - this time even getting off track isn't going to keep me away because I know how much coming here helps keep me focused on my ultimate goal. ;)

Sheila - I love some veggies like carrots, beans, potatoes, corn, celery, lettuce, etc but I've always turned my nose up :snooty: at all the "strange" veggies like brussel sprouts and cauliflower. You've made them sound so delicious that I think I'll give it a try!!!

Regarding Kristie Alley - I think she looks great also! There is absolutely no way that I would have had the courage to get on national TV (unless they paid me big bucks). :chicken:

Regarding The Biggest Loser - I watch it every week and I still find it motivating. I am a little disappointed in Bob this session. It's like he wants to the be the hard@## now that Jillian is gone. The way he treated and talked about the two people that were brought in after losing the most at home really ticked me off. Hopefully next week he will be more inclined to treat them as he does the others in the group. :grouphug:


11-27-2006, 09:32 PM
Hi everyone!

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

A couple pounds hopped on that weekend but I know it is only temporary. I do find that I want to snack more.

Boy friends son lost his job-so he is waiting to go to jail to sit out fines not paid and child support not met. House will soon be ours again. Thinks he will go in a few weeks for 60 days for child support and don't know how long for the fines. OH WELL! :)

Need to get busy and get the house ready for the tree.
Got yard sale items in boxs in the livingroom yet. ooops. :)

Writing is progressing nicely. Need to do cards too.
If I get busy with that, I should stay out of the kitchen. :)

Any special plans for the holidays?

11-28-2006, 11:40 AM
Hi everyone! Just wanted to pop on and say that I am one of the aforementioned lurkers, although I have been completely gone for a while. But I'm back, and getting back on track, and going to stop lurking and start posting. Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving, and I can't wait to start having some weight loss to post. I have been at my current weight +/- 5lbs for many months now, and I am SICK of it. So this week I am working on my eating, and after I buy some new shoes on Friday, I'm starting back to walking and doing a Couch to 5k. My current shoes hurt my feet because they are worn out, and with my heel spurs, I really need new good ones. Have a great day, all!