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Old 05-02-2014, 11:03 PM   #61
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Carol, I do well with goals but it seems to just keep me treading water. I haven't been able to get back to 145 except when doing Whole 75 last year. I am so resistant to dropping weight.

Hang in this weekend everyone.

My awful project at work finally got done after 2.5 months of working full time on it. I haven't often any of my own work own. I've lost so much sleep since mid February when this got dumped on my lap to fix. After work I walked 3 miles to the dentist. I really thought I deserved a treat. Then I remembered our commitment here and instead I came home for a romaine salad with three ounces top round nd two ounces goat cheese. I'm happy that I just came home instead of stopping. So, thank you all!
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:56 AM   #62
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Calee.. you have such commitment.. Gosh working on a project that long and FINISHING it! Good for you! but still.. yikes.. Cool on your walk to your dentist That is neat! and now you get to take care of you! Hugs to you and your hard work (work and overriding that little voice in your head!)

Pixikat... You are stressed too and that causes weight gain. Can I offer alittle tiny advice? Try not to eat the Atkins treats.. they really do stall alot of peoples weight loss (mine for sure!).. Try 1 day without and see what the scale says. I am sorry to tread on your treat choices. but would like to have you down here in the 20's with me!

Nagazim! WOW. the lower carb way of eating, Really suits you!

Easily... just a blip! you will be back down to your lowest and then drop farther!.. I am CATCHING UP!

SW (argh!) 230.6 and Minimum 8000 steps!
4/21 DNW - 14411 steps
4/22 230.6 - 14733 steps
4/23 229.6 - 14283 steps
4/24 229.6 - 10054 steps
4/25 230.6? - 13390 steps
4/26 228.6 - 13771 steps
4/27 225.4 - 11652 steps
4/28 225.8 - 13422 steps
4/29 224.6 - 10831 steps
4/30 224.8 - 7502 steps Bad SUE!
5/1 224.0 - 14548 back on track!
5/2 224.6 gr - 16058 steps
5/3 223.4 -
GW 217
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Mini Goal 10% off (289) 4/14/13 #2 50lbs (270) 6/18/13 # 3 1/2 way (240) 1/18/14 #4 100lbs (220)

You have to believe it first and then you will see it!!

1 for every 10 lbs lost

to Lothlorien 920 miles
traveled: 633.50 (exercise miles only) started 3/1/13
Remaining: 286.50 to Lothlorien!
Walk (countdown) 2014 (start 156) current done 155 -
403.50 miles walked All Time High steps 19578 5.8.14
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:38 AM   #63
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Sue, I seem to have picked up your losses. .

I ate well and walked 90 minutes yesterday. Purple ketostix and didn't et much fat. Got up 2x in the night to pee. Was sure I'd whoosh away the water, but no!

Going to walk the 5k around the lake this morning. Then see a girlfriend for the afternoon.

4/21 152 *Start July 4th challenge
4/22 152*
4/23 152.8*
4/24 153.6
4/25 152.4
4/26 151.4
4/27* 149.8
4/28. 149.8
4/29 150.4
4/30 149.8
5/1 * 149.8
5/2. *151*
5/3. *150.8

Oh well.

Let's all have a fun weekend!
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:42 AM   #64
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4/21 - 250.6
4/22 - 247.1
4/23 - 243.5
4/24 - 236.7
4/25 - 242.4
4/26 - DNW
4/27 - 242.6
4/28 - 241.1
4/29 - 240.3
4/30 - 239.3
5/01 - 240.6
5/02 - 241.6
5/03 - 239.5

Sue- no worries lol I actually don't eat them that much, this week I found a box in my pantry I had bought awhile ago when they were on sale and it became my treat to try to avoid stress eating off plan food. I ran out though and they are like $6 for a box of 5 so until they go on sale again they are gone.

calee - good job for passing up on a treat! the dinner you did have sounds delicious!
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:31 AM   #65
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Calee, I hope you can get some rest after finishing that long term project! Good for you staying committed! Way to go on all that exercise!!!

Sue, Outstanding job! I know you will pass me by any second! AND before I forget, I hope you have a lovely birthday!!!

Pixi, Congrats on getting back to the 30's!!! I know you will be thrilled to have all the Finals over with.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:46 PM   #66
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SUE! Did I miss your birthday? I'm so sorry. Happy Happy Birthday! ��
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:18 AM   #67
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Yay Easily! Look at you go! Brilliant!

I was reading a review for spray magnesium this morning because I started using it liberally this week and my weight also went up. I kept saying sodium sodium sodium but it didn't make sense given my food intake. I've been spraying liberally before bed to help with leg cramps, improve sleep and help keep me regular. It does all three. The reviewer says she only does it every other night because the salt builds up. WHAT? Of course! Why didn't I think of that. It leaves a residue of salt on the skin after its one absorbing. DUH!

So maybe since I'm so focused and keeping carbs and calories down, I'm actually losing but retaining fluids and not registering going down a bit in weight.

Only five hours sleep. Never great for the scale. Tonight is a late concert. Still up at 5:30 for work tomorrow.

Let's make it a fun Sunday!

July 4th Challenge GW: 144
4/21 152 *Start July 4th challenge
4/22 152*
4/23 152.8*
4/24 153.6
4/25 152.4
4/26 151.4
4/27* 149.8
4/28. 149.8
4/29 150.4
4/30 149.8
5/1 * 149.8
5/2. *151*
5/3. *150.8
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:03 AM   #68
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WOW Salt build up from a spray of Magnesium on your legs!?? I can see that and yes your legs are probably holding water! How about that.. Good thing you read that and Yep CALEE... lack of sleep does do it to the scale ! HAVE FUN at the Concert (Who are you seeing?)
(my Bday is tomorrow 5/5 and I thank you for the wishes and thank you Too EASILY! and LOOK AT YOU! you are not gonna let me catch you are you??!!!

Pixikat... Are you down this morning??? NAGAZIM??, NEWME??, LULU?? MARA?? everyone else???

Wellllllllll I had another WOOOSH! (had extra sleep so I agree with Calee and the sleep) Down 1.6 lbs from yesterday! WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW


SW (argh!) 230.6 and Minimum 8000 steps!
4/21 DNW - 14411 steps
4/22 230.6 - 14733 steps
4/23 229.6 - 14283 steps
4/24 229.6 - 10054 steps
4/25 230.6? - 13390 steps
4/26 228.6 - 13771 steps
4/27 225.4 - 11652 steps
4/28 225.8 - 13422 steps
4/29 224.6 - 10831 steps
4/30 224.8 - 7502 steps Bad SUE!
5/1 224.0 - 14548 back on track!
5/2 224.6 gr - 16058 steps
5/3 223.4 - 10685
5/4 221.8 -
GW 217
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Mini Goal 10% off (289) 4/14/13 #2 50lbs (270) 6/18/13 # 3 1/2 way (240) 1/18/14 #4 100lbs (220)

You have to believe it first and then you will see it!!

1 for every 10 lbs lost

to Lothlorien 920 miles
traveled: 633.50 (exercise miles only) started 3/1/13
Remaining: 286.50 to Lothlorien!
Walk (countdown) 2014 (start 156) current done 155 -
403.50 miles walked All Time High steps 19578 5.8.14

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Old 05-04-2014, 10:05 AM   #69
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4/21 - 250.6
4/22 - 247.1
4/23 - 243.5
4/24 - 236.7
4/25 - 242.4
4/26 - Dnw
4/27 - 242.6
4/28 - 241.1
4/29 - 240.3
4/30 - 239.3
5/01 - 240.6
5/02 - 241.6
5/03 - 239.5
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:54 AM   #70
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SUE, the scale is giving you an early birthday gift, but one that you have worked very very hard to achieve. That's 9 pounds in two weeks. Do you think it's been the focus challenge that helped you so much? I have found it very beneficial.

Yes, salt spray to legs and entire abdominal area. I won't spry a few dys nd see if it makes a Difference.

Have the happiest day ever as you welcome in your birthday. Any special plans today?
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:39 PM   #71
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Wow Calee thats bizarre! Hopefully you'll see a drop from not spraying!
Sue you are on fire. I'm so excited...your getting close! Happy Birthday tomorrow!!
Easily you are doing fantastic!

SW: 216.8
CW: 212.4
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4/24 214.4
5/2 213.2
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:53 AM   #72
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Sue : Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you a year of smaller sizes, healthy fun and great joy!

Nice to see everyone keeping on

Week Two Check In :

My major commitments :

- weigh in daily (I already do this)
- step count over 10,000 at least 1 day a week
- count calories/carbs at least 2 days a week
- no dairy other than grass fed butter

SW : 189.0
CW : 185.4 (-3.6)
GW : 179.0 (and this will put me out of OBESE & merely "Overweight" per BMI

Daily weights :
186.8 Apr 22
188.2 Apr 23
188.4 Apr 24
186.8 Apr 25
186.2 Apr 26
185.4 Apr 27 (lowest weight since my wedding in 2007)
185.8 Apr 28
185.0 Apr 29
185.6 Apr 30
186.4 May 1
185.4 May 2
187.2 May 3
187.2 May 4
185.4 May 5

Steps were above 8,000 (my daily target) on only one day this week, and NEVER above 10,000. This will be a hard goal for me this challenge, as it's a little at odds with my big personal project of finishing my book (which requires hours of my butt in the chair!) Will keep working on it...

I was glad to have the INDUCTION challenge last week, even if I didn't follow induction, it did have me counting again and that is always helpful. On a few days there were times I was thinking I wanted to eat something and I'd take a peek and where my food already was for the day and either make a different choice or decide to just have tea and not eat. When I don't track I rarely turn away once I've already started opening cabinet doors...

No dairy, no problem. It's been 2 months without dairy (except butter) and I'm kinda out of the dairy habit now. I still catch myself just before licking the serving spoon after I scoop out greek yogurt for my kids, though! I do think it's easier for me to be dairy-free than to have a moderate amount. Not even opening the cheese box is easier than stopping myself.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:56 AM   #73
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Well my scale did not wish me Happy Birthday.. But my wonderful friends here did! Thank you for your blessings! Now talk to my scale!

Calee... Thank you and I wish I had lost 9 lbs.. 5 of those lbs were water weight gain from Easter weekend bad eating... LOL.. But a loss is a loss and I thank you! No plans today as the restaurant I want to go to (Chicago style Thin crust Pizza) is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.. so out with my parents on Wednesday. Today.. (My friend blew me off scheduled meetings for nights and won't be available to celebrate with me until maybe next week...yay well he sucks as a friend!) I am walking with my new walking partner and he agreed to go out for a drink afterwards... so a Margharita is on the menu tonight!!!!! (after our walk! so burning the calories pre drink LOL) Work will have a sugar free choc cake (I hope) Or fruit and that is it! I have a few cards to open from my friends who live out of state... Good way to start the day.

SW (argh!) 230.6 and Minimum 8000 steps!
4/21 DNW - 14411 steps
4/22 230.6 - 14733 steps
4/23 229.6 - 14283 steps
4/24 229.6 - 10054 steps
4/25 230.6? - 13390 steps
4/26 228.6 - 13771 steps
4/27 225.4 - 11652 steps
4/28 225.8 - 13422 steps
4/29 224.6 - 10831 steps
4/30 224.8 - 7502 steps Bad SUE!
5/1 224.0 - 14548 back on track!
5/2 224.6 gr - 16058 steps
5/3 223.4 - 10685
5/4 221.8 - 11531
5/5 222.2 - ( I feel like the old TV Series Room 222) LOL
GW 217
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Mini Goal 10% off (289) 4/14/13 #2 50lbs (270) 6/18/13 # 3 1/2 way (240) 1/18/14 #4 100lbs (220)

You have to believe it first and then you will see it!!

1 for every 10 lbs lost

to Lothlorien 920 miles
traveled: 633.50 (exercise miles only) started 3/1/13
Remaining: 286.50 to Lothlorien!
Walk (countdown) 2014 (start 156) current done 155 -
403.50 miles walked All Time High steps 19578 5.8.14

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Old 05-05-2014, 09:46 AM   #74
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Sue, Happiest Birthday and I hope you feel very special, because YOU ARE! Enjoy everything you have planned.

I didn't go to sleep until after 1. Concert was great!! Turned alarm from 5:20 to 6:30. Will be a bit late to work. No prob I just work a little later.

July 4th Challenge GW: 144
4/21 152 *Start July 4th challenge
4/22 152*
4/23 152.8*
4/24 153.6
4/25 152.4
4/26 151.4
4/27* 149.8
4/28. 149.8
4/29 150.4
4/30 149.8
5/1 * 149.8
5/2. *151*
5/3. *150.8
5/4. 150
5/5. 149.6. Going in right direction!
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Happy birthday sue!!!!!!!

4/21 - 250.6
4/22 - 247.1
4/23 - 243.5
4/24 - 236.7
4/25 - 242.4
4/26 - Dnw
4/27 - 242.6
4/28 - 241.1
4/29 - 240.3
4/30 - 239.3
5/01 - 240.6
5/02 - 241.6
5/03 - 239.5
5/04 - 240.0
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