WOW! What a fabulous way to start a Monday, and a new week!
Got my walk in this morning, 4.5 miles in 1 hour 1 min. 20 seconds, sweating like a piglet, with the dark clouds hanging over me and a big threat of rain-not back for 2 minutes and it started to rain!!!! I consider myself LUCKY!
To back track a bit...yesterday we went to the Italian Renissance Festival at Charles Deering's estate that was built 1914-1916 called VISCAYA, it's really pretty there. The weather didn't cooperate, and as much as we desperately need the rains here in S. FLA., I sure didn't want them to come yesterday, but who am I that Mother Nature would listen to me?? Despite the rains, we still had a nice time. They play a human chess game which was interesting to see-everyone dressed in the period-some very voluptious woman there, and they make sure you know it! You think they'd pop out of those dresses!
Well, ALL day long, I was making potty visits, like the flood gates had just opened up! I knew last night when I jumped on the scale that I would have a decent WI this morning, and I was right! Back to my low of 134!!!!!
I wish I could show you my weight graph on the WC program how I went up and down, like a yo-yo-but patience FINALLY paid off! Now, I just pray I stay at this weight or go down, at least until Thursday!!! Cross your fingers for me!!!!
THEN, yesterday, I didn't have any of my walking bras (ones that have gotten a little big for me), so I had to wear one of my regular ones instead. Didn't have anothe clean one, so pulled out an old one, smaller-IT FIT!!! I am know in a 36D, compared to a 42DD before-Eli says I have nothing but skin left-YEAH, RIGHT!
The other day at the HFS I saw these thin crackers called FINN CRISPS, so I bought them, I LOVE THEM! Just wanted to pass that little info onto you all.
Forgot I told my sister I'd go with her to JCPenneys this morning, so have to run and get ready to go with her. She needs to get some things for my nieces, so I told her I'd help her out to get my extra discount. I'll have to finnish this up when I return...
HOPE, thanks, we did have a nice time, despite the rains. Hope you have a good week with the little ones!!
QUILTER, thanks for mentioning VIV-she e-mailed me as well
I'm looking forward to getting to meet her in 2 weeks, even if only for a little while. Thanks for the French toast tip-will have to try it with that bread one day. Right now, I'm loving it with PB&J. The carob chips probably have barley malt. Go into the regular baking section and look for them bagged and see what exactly the nutritional value is and the ingredients. You can ask someone in the bulk food section what brand it is that they are getting in, they SHOULD know. I have tried them in the past, and actually like them, but again, not sure that they are legal, you need to check.
CHERI, did you get your walk in yesterday morning on such a pretty sounding day?? I think I should send you and Kim one of those pictures-on-a-stick things, like a paint stirrer, with my 8x10 glossy cut out and stuck to it!
Do you realize you are just 4lbs from another great goal! Under 275-isn't that great!!!!
ROSALIE, sounds like spring is slowly coming to Canada! The Swedish Cabbage sounds interesting, please let us know how it turns out! Glad to hear your bedroom is done, I'm sure it will be nice to get things back into their proper place. You keep on going Marie, you'll get to goal, it may take time, but oh what satisfaction you'll have and how great you'll feel! I give you a lot of credit for sticking to it, many would of given up long ago.
KAREN, glad to hear that you found those clothes fitting you again, that must of made you feel really good
I can totally relate with the chocolate, that's why I stayed away from it. Whereas others opt for it early on in their WOE, I chose to wait a year to partake. I honestly thought I wouldn't be able to stop, and the first day, it was hard, just tasting that again after sooo long, but now, I have 1/2 of what I am allowed, and it's really good, but doesn't have the effect on me it use to have. I think you know yourself well enough that if keeping it in the house isn't good for you-ditch it, or give it to someone.
IAMAP, I don't know if anyone in your area has the agave nectar. I personally wouldn't use the fructose because of the corn. There are some recipes you can use honey in, that when broken down, you will get 3grams or less per serving, not sure how they would work out using sugar, but agave is the best. I don't use artificial sweeteners, so I can't be of any help on that end. I guess you could use some fruit juice in concentrate, but no idea how that would work out for you, or on the plan. That's great with the clothes, take out old, put in some new!!!!
STAR, hope you had a nice hike yesterday.
GATOR, yard work does count, it's not all that easy-I'd rather sweat walking than do that-so yes, it does count! I highly doubt if Eli will get to any shows, I can never get him out of a casino long enough. He has no idea what Starbucks will have planned for them, so until he knows, he just speculates. Only thing for sure he better remember to do is go to Trader Joes!!!!
VR, glad to see you back on the board. I think it's hard to go off and on and off and on any WOE. The key is sticking to it and getting the support you need (here, of course). You can make as many excuses as you want, but that won't get you where you want to be. You know you can do it, just get back into the same mind frame you were in when you started with our board way back then. You were so upbeat, added so much to the boards and were very involved, and you did well from what I can remember-you sort of said this in your post as well. Try to get back into that frame of mind and you'll be back on track. Just let us know how we can help!!
BIGO, got the pics from Kim, the one of you and your statue to too funny. Can't wait for her to get them scanned and on the board!!
FILLISE, boy, it seems I'm congratulating you daily, you're definitely on a roll as the scale inches down-way to go! I see a major goal being hit soon for you!! I really love your outlook, reading your words is like a breath of fresh air!!! Glad you like the polling feature as well.
ANNETTE, ouch, the computer crashed!
I sure know what that is like, twice over. Glad you were able to get it back up and running. Glad you liked the hummus recipe, easy, wasn't it?? All those crackers, KAVALI, RYCRISP, etc ARE high on the GI, but you need to pair it up with something low GI, like hummus, and it makes it a moderate GI food.
BEACH, glad to hear it's nice in your area and that you got in your walk. I believe it about the walking-I think I'll be walking the rest of my life, G-D willing! Way to go on maintaining, I'll hopefully be asking for pointers when I get there! Thanks for posting a motivational thought-I love reading them all.
OVERCOME, glad to hear the shower was a success!! Just remember, if you are up on WIW, it's probably water weight, so don't let that get you down if that happens.
BUNNY, glad to see you back on the board. When you go to reply, the smilies link will be to the left, just like the old board, just click on it and it will show you the smilies. There are lots of new ones and some old ones, and some of the old ones have different symbols now that I am trying to get use to. I would tell you to definitely start journaling so you can actually see what areas you need help in, it does make a difference when you write EVERYTHING down!
ONEMORETIME, WELCOME TO OUR BOARD
How long did it take you to lose this 45lbs?? Are you doing anything different since you got on this stall?? Are you sure you are eating enough?? Try to let us know what you think so we can try to help you figure this puzzle out. It can be MANY things that is causing this, but without more information, giving feedback would be like pulling at straws. We'd love to help you out in any way!!!!
MARGARET, WELCOME TO THE BOARD!!
Being that you are at goal, possibly your mind set is that you achieved what you wanted and now you can eat anything? Just my armchair theory. I think once you reach goal, it's a good idea to go down another 5lbs, which is a nice number to have to play around with. I think once you reach goal, it's a good idea to add some non-SB legal items slowly back into your daily WOE, like fruits and veggies and see how you do with them. If they effect you badly, take them back out-sorta like what you do with a baby when they first start eating baby food. Some things, I can't imagine why you'd want to eat again, like white rice, white pasta, white bread-BUT, if you are at a restaurant and that's all they have, once isn't going to kill you. Everything in moderation is the key!!! Going out to restaurants too many times can be a killer-it's nice not to have to cook, but it does make following this WOE harder. We'll be happy to support you in any way! Glad to have you join us.
DIDJA, hope you get back on track, 3lbs may be just water weight, or just a fluctuation from something, but you don't want it to go back up
Glad you like the polling feature, it will be interesting to see how it turns out the end of the week.
JAN, you're probably needing to eat more protein-what do you think? Usually when you get cravings like that you MAY need more protein, otherwise, you may be like me, where I need to eat more carbs to be satisfied, but more LEGAL CARBS!!! I'm sure the gain is from water weight-I can gave 5lbs in one week. Just continue to stay on plan, and the scale will go down-I can tell you that from much experience!
VIV, oh VIV, where are you?!?:confused: Just get on the board and at least post a hello-we won't get down on you if you fuss-what are friends for anyhow???
Well, my day is about over, have to start getting ready to go get Michael from school-where did the day go???? I'll check in later tonight-our UK friends are coming for one last visit sometime this evening-they leave for Orlando tomorrow. Sharon is coming over tonight as well-seems like a full house!! Eli works late, so as soon as the computer is free-I'll check in.
Please remember, tomorrow is TUESDAY TIPS
so if you have any good tips that you'd like to share with the board, please try to post them tomorrow!!
Have a great day!