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Old 01-01-2008, 11:11 AM   #76
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Happy New Year

For some stupid reason I got up at 7:00 this morning Doesn't seem to matter when I go to bed (1:00 last night) I am bright eyed and bushy tailed (whatever that means!!) between 6:00 and 7:00. Oh well, may have to catch a nap this afternoon

Not sure what I am going to get up to today. Haven't done any after-xmas shopping, but I'm not sure if any stores are open today...hmmm have to check that out.

Does anyone watch the biggest loser? I think the new show starts tonight and I will definately be watching. I am a reality show junkie !!

Well I am off to make myself a coffee and figure out what to have for breaky. Have a great day
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WOOOOO WOOOOOOO! I woke up this morning FEELING thinner already....its all in my mind...... ok not so true when i look down and see my stomach... pretty sure its all in there too....BUT THE POINT IS!!! Im ready for a fresh start and looking forward never back.

my long term goal is 180...starting at 283... my highest weight EVER!!! yikes..

my daughter is the picture of health for kids and runs track quite a bit... she has another 5k race coming up in May that I am flat out determined to run with her. I had to sit the last one out and it KILLED me that we couldnt do it together.... so this...... I HAVE to do..... and IM ready....so .....here we go 2008..... show me what you got!!!
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I'm watching the new season of biggest loser right now. I love this show, so inspiring. I really like this group of contestants, lot's of interesting dynamics going on. This should be good.

p.s. last night someone I haven't seen in a long time showed up where I work and came up to me and said "wow, you look great!" It meant the world to me. No one has really said anything up until last night, and although I Know I look different, it feels good to hear it.

Have a great night.
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Gooooood morning, all! Sorry I didn't have a chance to post at all on New Year's--we were at Jeff's cousins' for the holiday, and their wireless internet router wasn't working for my laptop, and I couldn't wrestle their teenage son away from the desktop Had a great time, though.

We brought the puppies since we were staying overnight, and the cousins have a Beagle, so they all wore each other out. We didn't get home till about midnight last night, and normally when I get up in the morning, we take the pups out and feed them, and then JEff leaves and I go upstairs to get ready for work and leave the ppups to play together in the living room to burn off some energy before going back into the crates. Typically in that 20-30 minutes they are alone downstairs, they make a mess of their toys all over the floor and often find something to get into (a stray tissue, a falles piece of paper, a cardboard box--anything they can easily destroy). Today, however, I came back downstairs after getting ready to find them both just curled up laying in a pet bed together. Poor pups are just as tired as we humans are!

We all went out to a great Italian restaurant on New Year's Eve, and the food was AMAZING! I actually brought home leftovers instead of eating to the point of discomfort (which is what I would normally do), so that was a good step for me at a restaurant.

Oooh, my boss is in now--gotta jet!
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Just weighed myself ..... 204lbs! I never thought I'd be thrilled to weigh 204lbs, but I am. Only 5lbs till onederland! I am beyond happy today.
I've gone up and down until really making the commitment in mid-October. Now I'm seeing a nice slow steady, healthy weight loss and feeling healthier than I have in my whole life.
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Good morning, Well I had a crappy new years. All day new years eve I wasn't feeling well and by the evening I was full blowen SICK. We had tickets to go to the Gala in town and I made it through the first 2 hours and had to go home. My husband stayed with our friends and had a blast. Oh well..theres always next year. I weighed myself this am and I am down 1/2 a pound. I hope to get back to working out tonight and get back on track now that all the holidays are almost over. We have one more meal this weekend for Ukranian Christmas.
jillybean720- glad to hear that you had a great New Years. Congrats to you for having controll at the restaraunt.
missingmyerica- congrats on your weight loss. You'll hit onederland before you know it!!
stillovecartoons- you sound very motivated. I'm sure you'll reach all your goals with that motivation. Your motivation is fuel for me too.
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Morning

Hope everyone survived the first day of 2008. I had a rather lazy day and didn't get up to too much of anything.. oh well back into the swing of things today. Gonna hit the gym and go to Costco to stock up on healthy snacks.

Wooohooo Lisa - you will be in onederland in no time !!

So what did you think of the biggest loser? I think it will be a good season, lots of high numbers were posted last night. Has anyone else noticed that at the beginning of the season that the ladies weigh in their sports bras and the men take their shirts off and then towards the end of the season - when they have lost substantial amounts of weight - that they all wear tshirts. What's up with that?!?!?
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Has anyone else noticed that at the beginning of the season that the ladies weigh in their sports bras and the men take their shirts off and then towards the end of the season - when they have lost substantial amounts of weight - that they all wear tshirts. What's up with that?!?!?
Yeah, I noticed that, too--my guess would be that they're trying to hide all the loose skin later on, so they actually look a bit thinner with the shirts on. It helps to make it look like a more drastic change from showing all the rolls and stretch marks to showing a thinner body with a shirt on, if that makes sense.
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Hey everyone! Wow, what an active group on this thread! I had wanted to join in with you all in the beginning, but then I was out and about with the holidays, so I'm just now getting back in the computer swing of things! Ha! I'll catch up with you all!

I'm looking forward to this new year. It is so much better now than it was last year and I feel so hopeful about this year (and I'm feeling much more confident). I won't even let myself remember the Christmas pictures from this year (ugh!). They are at least a little better than last year and maybe next year's pics will be glorious!!!
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Howdy y'all!

Well, I weighed in yesterday--322.8 lbs. I'm not getting on the scale again for awhile--maybe in a week, maybe in a month. We'll see...

Today, I have concentrated on how my body feels and feeding it when it was hungry. While I'm not counting calories per se, I kind of add it up in my head. So far, about 750 calories. Part of my new lifestyle is to stop about halfway through eating and wait a bit to see if I am still hungry. That might be a little rough at first, but I am determined to eat like a thin person!!

Jilly: good for you for listening to your body!

Lisa: Knock knock knockin' on Wonderland's door!! Cool!
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Talking Day 2 - So Far So Good

Well, I started off the year with a killer hangover, but started off the year not eating any sugars!

I have discovered that if you take a leaf of romaine lettuce, and a slice of turkey and a slice of reduced fat cheese, roll it all up with a dab of RF Mayo, It's really really good! You actually taste the lettuce!

I also made myself breakfast this morning, and packed a lunch to take to work! DH just made us dinner and left the butter off of my beans.

There were sweets abound from everyone coming back to work after the holidays, and I stayed away from them. AND I AM SO MUCH HAPPIER FOR IT!

At no point during the day did I have hunger pangs, and at no point did I feel like I was going to crash. It was nice to have a little bit of extra energy and to know that that will only increase!!

Believe it or not, two of my friends actually told me I was having a skinny day.. I think it is because I got new jeans for Christmas that actually fit, and I was wearing my MBT Sneakers that have some height to them, so I looked taller too... BUT HEY, I'm not gonna turn down compliments!

Day two - Success!!

Next up, Day 3.

Hang in there ladies, days will pass, and pounds will drop!

I think i've got a mini goal of losing 10 lbs by Feb 1.. That will put me in 2-derland by month 2! (is 2-derland a term here?)

WooHoo!! I am so glad I have people to share this with, usually I'd be too shy about my weight to talk to anyone at all!

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Wow! It sounds like everyone has started the new year with a bang! So many success stories already. Congratulations to all of you!

I've not weighed myself but I certainly FEEL much better already. I think Jilly mentioned it before but I am always so amazed at how even a few days of healthy eating improves my mood and energy level. Truly, nothing makes me feel better than being in control. What's funny is that when my eating is in control so is the rest of my life...work is better, the house is cleaner, EVERYTHING feels better! I must remind myself that my eating does not get out of control because the rest of my life isn't in order...I let the rest of my life become disorderly when I let my eating get out of control. From what I've read most people are the opposite...they turn to food when they can't control anything else in their life. For me, though, as long as I keep my eating habits in check everything else falls into place. I suppose because I know that if I manage to eat healthily and within reason then everything else is easy in comparison - nothing else seems quite as challenging. And now I'm rambling...SORRY!
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I haven't seen it called that here, but I have seen it called Two-terville, I believe. But, whatever you call it, it's a better place to be! I'll be following about 10 pounds be hind you

Well, my sister called yesterday. They took Izzy to the orthopedic specialist yesterday and had to have a hard cast put on her leg. So much for learning to walk right now--it will be on for about 6 weeks. The specialist also said the fracture in her wrist was more recent than the hospital originally thought, that it is "healing," not already all healed. He said it probably occurred about 2-3 weeks ago, which means when I saw Izzy at Christmas, she had a broken wrist! No wonder the poor baby was so fussy.

I did something yesterday I haven't done in weeks, possibly even months--I didn't eat out at ALL. Sounds like a silly thing to be happy about, but I've gotten into such a habit of eating out for dinner or stopping at McD's for breakfast or ordering pizza at work for lunch...but yesterday was all MY food.

Today, I may have lunch out, as I haven't gone grocery shopping yet, but I know if I do, it will be Wendy's. They have a salad there I like (and fat free honey mustard dressing!), or I could do a baked potato and cup of chili. As long as I steer clear of all things fried and anything that comes on a bun, I'll be okay

I'm so glad this thread is helpful to so many. I wasn't sure if anyone would join me when I started it, but I knew I needed it. Thanks to all who are here to help each other out along the way
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On the biggest loser subject: OMG....I would have killed my Dad if he bailed on me like that! Grrr. I like the Mother/Son, ex's and the Mother/daughter teams. It looks like it's going to be a good season!

McMoo: Doesn't it feel good when people notice we look good? I know we need to feel good about ourselves, but sometimes you just need a little boost, right? Congrats.

Jilly: I'm glad you started this thread too. A smaller group makes it a little more personal and adds that extra bit of support. Thanks.

Lucky: I'm with you all the way....my life gets out of control when my eating does. I feel lazy and without direction. When I eat right I have tons of energy and my mood is so much better.

Jen: My daughter is naturally thin, we joke around that she was switched in the hospital. She will take two bites out of a donut and just leave the rest sitting there. Of course you-know-who would have to eat it instead of throwing it in the trash where it belonged. She eats as an after-thought, food means nothing to her. It drives me nuts, but I'm trying to be more like her.

Slash: Welcome. I know what you mean about the Christmas pictures. Ugh...that's what fireplaces are for!

Louie: LOL....I comment about the women wearing bras, every season! It is so disturbing. I guess it's all about the drama, but I don't think I'd want t stand in front of America with my stretch marks glistening under the lights. Blech. I give them credit.

Soon2be: Hope you are feeling better.

Luvz2Teach: I have trouble drinking water too. I never feel thirsty. I don't drink anything but herbal tea and water now, I totally eliminated diet soda. I bought one of those big coffee mugs that you use to drink coffee in the car and I fill it with herbal tea. I just carry it around with me and fill it whenever I'm done. It's the only way I can get myself to drink in the winter. I have my TOM too and someone at work made homemade dark chocolate "turtles", I allowed myself one small one and let me tell you I savored every bit of it! Mmmmm.
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I'm joining up ladies! 2008 all the way!
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