Afternoon, ladies! Wow, I get to start the thread today!!! That would be because it's a Bank Holiday in GB today, so Kirsty/Weathergirl is away in the sun, lucky thing. Unfortunately, those of us who work in Universities don't get Bank Holidays so I am here and working away, trying to get my brain back in gear after a few weeks away. EEK! It's not easy!!!
Hello all. I did great this weekend! Except I was CRAVING KFC so I went and got the bucket. However, when I got home 1 was enough...so don't worry I did not eat an entire family meal. I did eventually over the weekend eat all of the mashed potatos.
Lolly: Do not stop posting just because you think you are off program. That is when we can help the most!!! I bet that once you are settled into your new place and stop traveling so much you will get right back OP. I think changes can make it go wacky.
Kier: I am so glad you did not have anything on your sono. But if you had symptoms that made them think it was POCS, do they know what else it could be? Make sure to follow-up on that! Will you have internet access when you are away? Wow, you are going to have so much fun!
Good Morning Everyone Oooh bank holidays in England huh? We get our day off next Monday for Labor Day. Only a few more weekends to summer! There was tons of traffic on the roads this past weekend... I guess everyone wants to do all the things they had planned and never got around to. Anyways Just wanted to pop in and say hi to everyone. Hope you are all having a good Monday
Yipee!! I am back at home for the next 3 1/2 weeks! Hello, everyone. We had a nice time at the wedding in NY this weekend. It is aalways great to see our college friends. The drive was long but we went part of the way with another couple which made it more fun. I ate and drank way too much and all the wrong things. I have not had so much pizza in months! We ate it Friday night, Sat for lunch and again Sat after the reception (munchies from drinking and dancing). Luckily I did earn major exercise points from the dancing.
So - here's my update - I am back on track! No excuses for going way off program. I am excited to have a better attitude and fewer distractions. I am going to do a major grocery trip and start cooking again. DH and I are going to be eating at home more often and since we won't be away every weekend, there is no reason not to always have leftovers in the fridge. Yah!
Ok, I have to tell you about a realization I had this weekend. A college friend of DH (guy) has lost 35 lbs. on WW in the past 6 weeks. He looks great! He was up to 270 and is now ate 235! I am so excited for him. He is following the program perfectly and working out but not paying. Ok, my DH joined WW back in June at 244. He lost 17 pounds but has gained it all back (I think). He hasn't gone to WI in weeks and now I think his per-paid package has expired. I do not want to suggest that he go back b/c I feel as though he is wasting our money since he has made no effort since end of July. DH does not look good. I noticed last night that he has no jawbones and not much of a defined chin. I feel bad b/c I think he looks bad. I told him how well the friend was doing and hoped it would motivate him but he didn't have much of a reaction. DH repeatedly says that he is fat, his clothes don't fit and he looks bad but then he goes and get buttered Med popcorn at the movies last night after we had eaten Mexican for dinner! (not a huge meal but still!) I don't know what to do. He gets anoyed if I say anything about his choices but I am sick of hearing him complain about his weight and do nothing about it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I am sorry to go on about that. I cna't help but be concerned about DH and about my feelings about his weight. Since I have always had a problem, I don't want it to get any worse for him. Thanks for listening. Hi to everyone.
Sarah: I think you are in a hard place. I have to say, however, that your hubby has to make the choice on his own. That is the only way it will work. Sometimes I think it takes a year or so of a person complaining that they don't like the way they look before they get the true motivation to do something about it. They need the mental prep time...I know at times I do. But it really has to come from inside or you do just what your DH did, gain it back. I guess the best you can do is live an active lifestyle and work to be a good example. It is hard. There are times when I would like to say something to my hubby and I know there are times when he would like to say something to me. But I think that just causes resentment and desperation and binge eating etc....
Anyway, your hubby will make the click when the time is right for him. I also think he should try to go to meetings. Sometimes, even if you are not ready to lose, it helps to get you ready. I just think droping out because you are not losing is just asking for a MAJOR gain.
Good luck. and I hope I have not been too forward.
HI everyone... Well, had WI on Sat and was expecting a gain since it is my gain week........... I LOST .6. Not a lot, but I will take it. I think it is all the exercise I have done. But I have to skip the gym all week because I am on 1/2 hour lunches this week.... booo hooo!
Sarah, my first time on WW hubby did it with me and lost, but he hated following the plan... actually the counting, so when I got PG he gained too. But NOT all of it. This time he said he would not do it. I was really sad, but I can't make him. But I can control what he eats because I do most of the cooking and shopping. And he knows that we don't allow a lot of high fat snacks in the house. But all in all, it's his choice to make. He wants to lose his belly, but I know that my nagging will only upset him and that causes an unhappy marriage. If you give him only healthy options in the house, and decline the high fat restaurant food, maybe he will come around! I also make sure my hubby knows of all my WW accomplishments and I make a big deal about it. That keeps him motivated on his own terms! Good luck!
Trish... yah on the weekend. I was craving fried chicken too. But I never got it... so I still am! Ughhh!
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HI Girls! How are you all? Iam good - had a good weekend, saved a dying bird (well, it got euthanized, but better than having it die in the wild for days) yesterday adn I feel good about that. I am afraid of birds, so b/f picked it up for me. Which was good, we felt very good about that.
Was semi OP on the weekend, didnt' excercise at all except for throwing a baseball around, which hardly counts.....so I'll be v. good this week so that I have a decent WI on Friday. OMG! I am having a deja vu!!!??? Its crazy!
Lolly, so sad you don't get the bank holiday!! But hey, you can chat with us, who could ask for anything more?
Sarah - ooooh, the DH thing is touchy...!! Be careful, men are funnya bout that b/c there isnt' the social stygma that there is for women, and its not very manly to go on a Weight loss program....
Funny, with my b/f, he is up to 170 and feels "fat". I wonder what he must think of me if he thinks HE is fat????? SIck....
Trish, did you get sick from your KFC? I find that it makes me super ill now!!
Well, I better get goin, have LOTS to do , and an extra long day today, plus I have to go home and get all my laundry and overnight things to go to mom's for the week and look after my puppies!!
Hi everyone - Just quickly checking in. I've been crazy busy with the two jobs - the evenings walking around the fair I've eaten cotton candy and mini donuts and lots of curry (it's very good here) good news is that because I walk for about 6 hours a shift I'm burning it off - I Hope!!! Although I find that one donut and just a pinch of cotton candy satisfies those cravings. I'm excited to WI at the end of the week. Have a great monday everyone!
Just a quickie b/c i have to runa round like a mad woman I leave in 8 days!
Sarah I agree with the girls I'd say do the healthy food thing at home and make good choices while you are out DH has to hit bottom before he can come out fighting and the more you talk to him about it the longer it will take
Trish I'm Craving popeyes chicken and i will have net access in a lab at school thanks for the good thoughts
okies i'm gonna have to come back later b/c my gramms ravenous
off to feed the natives
Belle ~ Way to go, saving the bird! I am like you, very afraid of birds. I like them in the wild, but not too close to me!!
KT ~ Sounds like you are getting lots of good exercise, fair food is very bad!!
Jen ~ Congrats on the loss!
Trish ~ I am proud of you for watching your points, you are doing great, even eating a piece of chicken isn't that bad. Keep up the good work!
Sarah ~ I would follow Jen's lead. Don't mention it, try to cook healthy meals, keep high fat foods out of the house, and make good choices when going out for dinner. Like Belle said, men are touchy about weight loss and "dieting". Do your best to be supportive, but not pushy.
Good morning Shalyne!
Lolly ~ You are a busy girl! I am sure you will have no problem get back OP.
Hi to everyone else!!!!
Things are good with me. Stayed OP all last week, and even this weekend! I walked 2 miles each night on my treadmill at 4.0 miles/hr. My WI is in the morning, I hope I lost, but do realize that sometimes my losses don't show up right away. I am continuing to stay OP and exercising each night. I hope these 15 pounds will disappear soon!!
My DD starts Kindergarten tomorrow, she is very excited. I just went shopping for clothes for her and her brother this weekend, spend LOTS of money, but got some great outfits for them (and myself!) from Kohl's, Old Navy and Target.
The summer is winding down and DH and I didn't get to do half the things we wanted to this summer, with his work schedule, it is difficult. Oh well, we may go away for a night this weekend, and do something. We'll see.....
Well, that's about it. Trying to complete some projects at work, but Monday's aren't very ambitious for me! So, I may just hang out here!
Thanks for the advice on the DH issue. I do keep only low point foods in the house and when we cook, it is always WW food. The problem is when we/he go out. He makes terrible choices (such as movie popcorn) when if he showed the slightest willpower, he wouldn't get it. The other thing is that he is great at making excuses to eat out or grab fast food b/c he "doesn't have time". I know that it is his decision. It is just hard to watch him b/c what he says and does are 2 different things. I know that he will reach a point where he will do something about it, I just thought he reached it in June and now he is back to school and volleyball so he is busier and has more excuses. Oh well, we will see what happens.
Tonya - You are doing great on exercise! I am sure you will have a good loss soon.
Jen - Way to go on the .6!!!
Kierie - great pic!
KT - You sound so busy! I hope you get some down-time!
Belle - how great that you saved a bird. I bet your eating wasn't as bas as you think. I am sure you can recover before WI.
Trish - Glad you enjoyed the KFC. I can't eat that anymore!
shaylene - We've missed you!
Hi to Lolly, Kirsty, Emily, Angie, Janet, Kay, Brenda, Stacey and everyone!!! 2 1/2 more hours left of work and nothing to do
The one close to me is opening in October!
Well, I've been rather out of it today. We got a puppy this weekend. She is six weeks and is part Great Pyronees (sp?) and part German Shepherd. She will be huge!! But she's tiny and roly-poly right now! Her name is Bailey.
We finally have our scanner hooked up so hopefully I can get some wedding and puppy pics posted soon!
Hi to everyone! Must get back to work. My boss is in a "mood" today.
Proud mom of DS Ryan (12/08/03)
Hi Guys! Me again! Gearing up for WI tomorrow by munching KFC, BUT I had lots of points left and only got the small 2 piece meal. I'm with you all the way, Trish! And I can't remember the last time I had KFC. Yum yum! And I was on the verge of getting chocolate for afterwards, but I had a bio-yogurt (for a healthy gut!) instead and it feels GOOD!!!
Sarah - I hear what you say about DH, because I have the same thing with my parents. They are both very overweight, in their 50s, and I worry about them a lot. Like your hubby, they are always talking about how unhappy they are with their weight and all the problems it causes, but they can't seem to move on to the next step. My dad's dad died of heart disease at 57, so I worry about that too. But my sister and I have learned there's nothing we can do - if we talk to them about it they just get defensive, which I guess is because it scares them. I agree with everyone else - you just have to stick to your thing and hope some of it rubs off. It must be so frustrating.
Aw, Stacey, a puppy, you lucky thing! I can't wait till we live somewhere we can have cats (I'm 100% a cat person). Jealous! And can't wait to see the pix!!!
Kier - great picture! Did you have your hair done recently? You must be so excited about leaving ...
Hugs to everyone else - I'm off now to watch the countdown of the 100 all-time best childrens' programmes on the telly - nostalgia city!!!
Stacey: Bailey's going to be a BIG puppy! I hope you can show us some pictures! Have fun with puppy training! I lucked out with my first dog ... I got him older so I wouldn't have to deal with training, because I was worried I wouldn't have time. He was 8 mos when I got him and house broken. My second dog, Stella, was a year old and NOT house broken, however. Took some time with her! Sometimes I wish I had gotten them as puppies. I know they must have both been cuties!
Well, I need to get to work ...
Married to Brian 11.9.02
Mommy to Maggie 1.7.05