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konfyoozed 02-02-2012 01:21 PM

good news kids! after my workout fest yesterday, i'm not even a little bit sore. :) i might have to do it again today because i'm expected to go eat cheap mexican food for dinner because a friend is having a birthday party.


Originally Posted by DixC Chix (Post 4200507)
Mandy - :hug::hug::hug: hugs to you but kudos for stepping on the scale. You'll get it off and then some. I'm sure of it. Maybe you should make a conservative estimate of the beginning weight and your loss so far as a confidence builder...a running start if you will. It is an accomplishment.

i would love to set a simple, easily attainable goal for myself. but knowing myself as i do, i'd end up saying "meh. that's easy, i can have this pizza today and still get there" which will lead to "i can have this ice cream for dessert" and "this danish for breakfast" and so on. i've always worked best when i'm working towards a crazy, almost impossible, deadline. i'm hoping it works the same way for weight loss. and it worked before! i started march 15th and told myself i wanted to lose 30 pounds by my wedding on may 21 (that's only 2 months!)... but the morning before my wedding i weighed in at 268 (which was 32 pounds down) and a major major cheer fest for me and my bridesmaids :)

patchworkpenguin 02-02-2012 02:06 PM

Hubby was hogging the computer last night so I didn't get to post.

Wed, Feb 1
B= 1/2 coffee, 1 c cereal, 1/2 c milk
L= 1/2 Panera Smokehouse Turkey sand
S= 1 apple
D= leftover chicken w Apple-mango sauce, green beans
S= chips and salsa
E= 30min kbox + 20min UB

Caroline, interesting about the dream. We both did kbox workouts.

Chix, I'm not really a morning person either. I'm faily new to CS but I've heard about it for years. I think its mis-named, which is one of the reasons I never tried it until now.

Mandy, great workout. I'm glad you aren't sore.

Beverlyjoy 02-02-2012 06:59 PM

Hi relosers! I am so excited and happy to say that I've lost two pounds from last week. I love that my newest mini goal... 199. I was 222 at Thanksgiving...I am so grateful to be relosing.

PWPenguin... good menu - lots of folks are doing kickboxing these days. It's such a great workout!

Beverlyjoy 02-03-2012 05:43 AM

Hi relosers...yesterday was a healthy one...yay...am grateful. I fulfilled many of my goals: planned/measured/logged food, ate seated only, no seconds, lots of water, exercise, read my materials, said no way to some extra goodies I came across during the day, lots of water, and more.

TGIF - should have a nice weekend. It's not so hectic like when I was taking care of my stepmom in the hospital. Saw the surgeon about my gallbladder..the poor sad thing. It's going bye bye later this month.

We have a Super Bowl Party on Sunday. I am planning ahead in my mind now to have some healthy things for me to eat.

Have a great day.

DixC Chix 02-03-2012 09:31 AM

TGIF Everybody!!

My menu shifted a little yesterday. While at the gym, I got an invite to play cards with some friends at their bowling alley. I didn't have dinner before I went to the gym so instead ate at the alley. I think I made the best choice since everything else was junk. I had a diet pepsi and a breakfast burrito with just potato, egg and cheese in a white flour tortilla. It still fit in my WW points and I could actually figure it since it was a simple four ingredients. Looking back, I wish I had asked to sub tomato for potato.

No plans yet for this weekend. Sat is my rest day but with housecleaning (yuck!) Not sure where I'll end up for Superbowl.

Had a weird dream this AM in which a grizzly bear was in my house but was docile and layed on my couch wanting his belly rubbed!! Interpretation: To see a bear in your dream symbolizes independence, the cycle of life, death and renewal, and resurrection. Didn't see the connection until I looked this up but my sis and I were discussing me getting another dog since I put down my sick, old girl a couple of weeks ago.

B: 2 coffees with 2 TB FF H&H, 4 oz FF greek yogurt, 1 egg, 1/c egg sub, banana
L: stacked sandwich on WW with LF ham, RF swiss cheese, tomato, raw spinach, onion, bell pepper, 1 sl avocado, 2 clementines
D: WW pasta, NS spaghetti sauce, 1 oz parmesan cheese, blueberries
E: water aerobics, zumba

Beverlyjoy - Yay!! Down 2 lbs!! That's great! Good job!! You are on a serious roll. Please post your Superbowl menu - I need some good ideas! Bummer about the gallbladder. After recovery, you'll feel so much better.

Angie 02-03-2012 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by DixC Chix (Post 4201696)
TGIF Everybody!!

Had a weird dream this AM in which a grizzly bear was in my house but was docile and layed on my couch wanting his belly rubbed!! Interpretation: To see a bear in your dream symbolizes independence, the cycle of life, death and renewal, and resurrection. Didn't see the connection until I looked this up but my sis and I were discussing me getting another dog since I put down my sick, old girl a couple of weeks ago.

I was thinking the grizzly bear represented your hunger, and since it was being so docile, it meant you had this weight loss thing in the bag. lol

I'm dealing with major cravings for salty stuff today, but so far so good...when it gets overwhelming, I just try to drink more water. Tomorrow is DS's bday party so I have to limit myself to eating the pizza and I don't dare touch the chips...hopefully I'll be too busy running around to indulge.

patchworkpenguin 02-04-2012 01:04 AM

I'm behind again...

Feb 2, Thurs
B= 1/2 c milk, 1 c cereal 1/2 banana
L= Fellowship Luncheon ~ 1 pimento cheese, 2 pumpkin bars {I asked for recipe!
D= huge bowl homemade chili, 2 homemade cornbread
S= 2 cookies, slice cinnamon cake, 4 Bliss :o
E= 25min Classical Stretch~ Arms and posture

Fri, Feb 3
B= none
L= Panera 1/2 smokehouse Turkey, 1/2 sweet potato
S= chips and salsa
D= 1/2 homemade veggie pizza {sauce, moz cheese, spinach, mushrooms, onion, pepper, garlic, romamo cheese}
S= 1 c milk, 6-8 Back to Nature cc chookies
E= 50min cardio

I had a very lazy day today. Tomorrow Hubby and Dad are going to a Men's Breakfast at Dad's church, then Hubby will come back and get me so we can caravan to my parents house where Dad and Hubby will work on Dad's project car and Mom and I will do more interesting stuff!

Chix, I would love to rub a bear's belly as long as I knew he wouldn't eat me. Anyone remember Grizzly Adam's?

Beverlyjoy 02-04-2012 05:13 AM

Hi relosers... yesterday I stayed within the parameters of my plan..but, my food was 'all over the place'. Luckily I didn't eat too many calories. I logged my food, drank lots of water, always left a bite and tried to eat slower.

It's a hard time for .DH & I. Three people we love/care about are/were in hospice. One passed away last night. Food will not make my sadness go away. This has been a very stressful week with my stepmoms surgery and these three special people near death. But - I will take it all one day at a time. My stepmom is doing pretty well from her surgery on Monday, thankfully.

Chix - Super Bowl will be at the neighbor's/friend's house. I know that they are doing pizza. I am doing a big salad with dressing on the side for everyone. Lately when I go somewhere with pizza I scrape of the cheese and pepperoni and eat a bit of tasty baked dough. (sounds silly.. but it works) I will bring some pretzels & fruit, too. Pretzels can last me a long time because I pick off the salt..LOL.

Penguin - have fun doing interesting stuff with your mom. I love the sound of 'interesting stuff'!!!

Angie - great distraction to drink water when craving something salty!

Have a great weekend to all.

Vladadog 02-04-2012 08:17 AM

Beverly, I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad your stepmom seems to be recovering. And congratulations for staying within plan - I know when times are stressful or sad I just don't have the energy to focus on food. Great job!

thistoo 02-04-2012 09:06 AM

Wow, Beverly, that's a lot of stress. I'm very sorry for your loss. Hopefully sticking within your plan parameters will help you feel more in control in all areas. I know that usually works for me, if I can get myself to do it.

I spent my morning on the spin bike (thank God for Netflix on demand!) and this afternoon I'll go to my sister's house to stay overnight with her kids so my sister and her husband can go away for her birthday. Luckily they eat pretty much the same way I do, so I shouldn't have any trouble sticking to my plan.

No weigh-in tomorrow since my scale will be here, but that's probably good for me. I'm back down to 211.2 this morning after a little bounce up. We'll see what happens on Monday.

patchworkpenguin 02-04-2012 10:52 AM

Beveryly, :hug: I am very sorry for your loss and the difficult time you are going through. 'Interesting stuff' is probably going to be: watching TV, talking, going to the Rec Center to exercise and playing with Mon's new Nook reader'. Basically, anything is more intresting than working on the car!

konfyoozed 02-04-2012 10:24 PM

hey kids. just got back from a retreat where dinner last night, and all 3 meals today were provided for everyone... there really was no say. what they served was what you got. salad bar was small. and the food was good. BUT it was probably laden with calories and sodium. :(

ah well. back on track (for the most part) tomorrow.

patchworkpenguin 02-04-2012 10:40 PM

Sat, Feb 4
B= 1/2 coffee, 1c cereal, 1/2 banana, 1/2 c milk
L= chili and tortilla chips, 2 Bliss
S= apple and pb
D= leftover spaghetti, slice bread
S= 1 c ice cream, 2 dark choc squares with chile {not my favorite but interesting to try}
E= 40min walk

Mom and I walked for 40min around her neighborhood between rainshowers, while Dad and Hubby worked on the car. The project car is a '68 Mustang that currently doesn't have an engine, I walked out into the garage to see Hubby sitting inside the engine compartment working on something. ;)

MamaP 02-04-2012 11:01 PM

I came back after being pretty much MIA for a year . . . even though I would check in every once in a while. It was crazy. Life got crazy and stressful and taking care of myself got to be too much work so I let things slip, a little here, a little there. Gained a few pounds and thought "I don't want to go back to 3FC until I can say I had lost them." Then gained a few more, then a few more, etc. Stopped weighing every day. Stopped counting calories a long time ago. Went from tracking my calories online, to guesswork on the calories, to not even paying attention. Before I knew it I was up 39 pounds from my lowest (I may have only seen 210-211 for a brief moment on the scale, but I saw it). Every time I went up into a new decade I thought, "oh, I can handle this." Wrong. When I saw 250 (only once about three weeks ago) I just wanted to cry. A year's worth of work GONE. Actually, I set myself back 2 years - the almost year it took me to lose all the weight and then the year I let myself gain most of it back.

This morning I was at 243.4 - like a lot of you, watching the weight come down is not exciting this time around. It disgusts me. DISGUSTED. I am very angry at myself. I was positive I was going to succeed . . . it's much harder to believe in myself this time around. But I started wearing my Go Wear Fit armband and tracking my calories and I'm back on 3FC and back to weighing and posting my weight every day. Now I need to get back into an exercise routine.

HealthyMeWannabe 02-05-2012 02:51 AM

Well the Period Fairy decided to come visit last night. Ugh. Stupid water weight! I got on the scale this morning and I was back up to 278.6! At least I know it's just water and will go away soon.

I joined Fitocracy yesterday and did a bunch of different strength training exercises that I hadn't ever attempted before. I'm a little bit sore in places that I didn't know had muscles! LOL! But the more I do it, the healthier I will become.

Beverlyjoy 02-05-2012 07:03 AM

Hi relosers!! ... yesterday was a healthful day... always grateful for that! I really concentrated on working most of the facets of my plan. I accomplished many - grateful for that too.

-eat seated only - almost all of the time (it's so easy to just 'stick' food in my mouth)
- no seconds
- slowed down
- concentrated on TASTING the food
- did my journal work
- read my advantage cards, etc.
- exercise
- sponataneous exercise (walked up and down the stairs for no reason except to do it)
- lots of water
- planned my food ahead of time
- used distractions to resist some unplanned food (gave into a few extra's too)

DH and I went to the grocery together yesterday... I made sure no candy bars jumped into the cart!

Today we are going to some friends/neighbor's for the Super Bowl. I'll enjoy the game... but, the commercials, mostly. There will be four little kids running around. I know I'll love that, too. I've planned for some healthy foods and a taste of dessert.

Thistoo, Vladadog, Penguin. - thanks so much for your kind thoughts in regards to the stresses and passing of a long time friend - along with two other family members in hospice. I appreciate it.

Somehow, I am not into total bingeing in the face of all his stress. I am 'hanging on' to sane eating, mostly. Not always right on plan... but, doing the best I can. I am REALLY grateful for the willingnes to try.

Healthywb - ah, yes... I remember the Period Fairy. (that made me giggle!) So glad you accept the fluctuations that come with this TOM.

- Welcome back. Glad you didn't 'wait' to come back. We have all been in your situation. Carry on.

- great to get that walk it. Lot's of folks are trying out chile chocolate!

Mandy - that's one tough situation. Hop right back on your plan and you will be fine.

Thistoo - it's nice of you to watch the kids... even nicer that they eat healthfully so you can avoid extra temptations.

Have a great day.

Vladadog 02-05-2012 08:08 AM


Gained a few pounds and thought "I don't want to go back to 3FC until I can say I had lost them. Then gained a few more, then a few more, etc. Stopped weighing every day. Stopped counting calories a long time ago. Went from tracking my calories online, to guesswork on the calories, to not even paying attention. Before I knew it I was up 39 pounds from my lowest (I may have only seen 210-211 for a brief moment on the scale, but I saw it). Every time I went up into a new decade I thought, "oh, I can handle this."
boy Kris, you pretty much summed it up perfectly right there. I have to admit I wonder about some folks who were so present on 3FC a year or two ago when i was here really regularly. I hope they are still maintaining but I can't help but worry. We share so much here, the good and of course the bad, and people start feeling a little like "family". I hope the missing members of our 3FC family are doing well and not just waiting to come back till they can say they lost any regained weight.

It hurt to come back and admit how badly I screwed up but I know I wouldn't be where I am, back on track, if it wasn't for 3FC.

Lyn2007 02-05-2012 02:33 PM

Hi guys :)

I just wanted to pop in and say hi, as I 'know' a lot of you! I am a reloser too... doing okay getting it back off but stalled at 199 at the moment. I think it will start moving again shortly, since I am changing plans (from Medifast 5&1 to Medifast Transition which will get me to a whole foods plan). Going to add in exercise also.

We have to pat ourselves on the backs for not giving up :) Hang in there guys, it is so worth it!

Justwant2Bhealthy 02-05-2012 06:04 PM


-eat seated only - almost all of the time (it's so easy to just 'stick' food in my mouth); - no seconds; - slowed down; - concentrated on TASTING the food; - did my journal work; - read my advantage cards, etc.; - exercise; - sponataneous exercise (walked up and down the stairs for no reason except to do it); - lots of water; - planned my food ahead of time;
- used distractions to resist some unplanned food (gave into a few extra's too) ...

:hug: BEVERLYJOY ~ ^Great tips there^. You have a lot on your plate right now, but good for you for hanging in there, and continuing to face in the right direction, as KAPLODS likes to say ...

I would like to tell all you ladies that I think the best thing you have done is to come back to 3FC's -- for heaven's sake, don't stay away just out of embarrassment. You must realize that many of us here, if not most, have lost and regained at some time in our lives before we came here (like myself), or while here, or after coming here.

KRIS ~ did sum up well how one can slip into a gain; it's gradual; and it's sneaky; and it's annoying as heck -- but it's best to come back, and face it, and continue on in the journey.

Every time I see a RETURNEE in the Introductions forum, I send them over here becuz they need the support you all can give them, and for all the great tips mentioned above. We can encourage & support each other, and help each other learn how to lose the weight and keep it off for good ...

Have a great week everyone; continue on ... :D

DixC Chix 02-06-2012 09:26 AM

A minute on the lips = a month on the hips!

Saturday rest day + cinnamin rolls and fancy coffee with my neighbor does not make for weight loss. I knew that but...crap. Back to 217.
Sunday circuit and tread + brunch out and superbowl munchies (I thought seven layer dip was healthy but DUH - its the chips!!) and still at 217. Both days were my mistake for not planning EVERYTHING. I am not at the point where I can trust myself again.

BBL for personals.

B1: coffee & cream, yogurt,
B2: banana, egg + egg sub
L: WW pasta and sauce, provolone, clementines
D: WW tortillas, beans, cheese, tomato, spinach, blueberries
E: yoga, water aerobics, treadmill

Beverlyjoy 02-06-2012 10:15 AM

Hi relosers! Yesterday went well until AFTER the Super Bowl game - where I ate healthfully - when others had a spread of fattening unhealthy goodies.. I made good choices all day. For whatever reason (maybe stress from a stressful week & feeling 'deprived' when I wanted to comfort my self with food all week & I didn't)- who knows) When I got home from the party -I had chocolate milk, crackers and bread... all unplanned. It's not the worst I've ever done. But, it just doesn't feel so good.

However.... I've gotten up with a new resolve to have a healthy & wonderful day. I've planned my food and will aim to do what I know will help me. I just must muster up the 'willingness'. It is always about willingness to try and do what I know works.

I will go see my Aunt in hospice and give her a hug and a kiss today.

I have writing to do and other things related to work.

I am also getting nervous about my gallbladder removal surgery next week. It should be a good thing - in the long run. I'll be brave. I don't want to gain weight back as a result.... please, please, please.

DixcChix - you said: A minute on the lips = a month on the hips!
I'd like to tattoo this to my brain!

Justwant2bhealthy - I agree... kudo's to all folks coming back to lose weight again!

lynn - I am doing a 199 happy dance for you. Carry on... you WILL get lower.

vladadog - yes... coming back after regaining is a pride thing too. GLAD you are here again!!

Have a GREAT day/week.

iDream 02-06-2012 10:40 AM

:wave:Hello ladies, can I join?
My name is Sandye and I'm a regainer and want to be a reloser!
A quick bio:

I used to a be a regular here on the challenge board where I got to know a great bunch of girls who helped me to stay movtivated until I met and surpassed my goal weight and went on to be in the best shape of my life--even ran a 5K!! That was 2 years ago and I lost close to 90 lbs.

Fast forward nearly 2 years, a bum foot--which took surgery to fix and still isn't 100%, and several depression fueled binge eating sessions and here I sit at 237.4 as of this morning. To say I gained it back and then some is an understatement. ;)

I have been angry at myself for most of the last year and just kept right on eating to comfort myself. I have been ashamed to show my face here and still can't bring myself to post on the challenge board, but I hope to soon. :) I have decided that being mad at myself and eating myself into a coma just isn't going to get the weight off! :lol: So here I am.

I just turned 40 so now is the time to get my ample bootay in gear and get this weight off for good!!!:carrot:

My goal weight is 140 so I've got a long way to go, but I know it all starts with the first step so here I go! :running:

I look forward to getting to know you ladies and cheering you all on!! :cheer2:

patchworkpenguin 02-06-2012 10:46 AM

Sun, Feb 5
B= 1/2 coffee 1/2 banana
L= 1 c potato soup + sourcream, 1/2 turkey sandwich, square chile choc
S= 1 c ice cream
S=1/2 banana, 5 choc almonds
L= 1/2 homemade burger, fries + ketchup
S= choc muffin
E= none

Yesterday wasn't a particually good day. I feel like I still have PMS from last month, Hubby only had coffee for breakfast so his acid reflux acted up in the middle of church so we had to leave early, then he napped most of the day when this is the day we were supposed to get out and do stuff, like groc shop and fun stuff for me. So in the end all we got to do was groc shop. He doesn't take very good care of himself, so I see this these as being preventable if he would just bother himself to eat breakfast and watch what he eats.

I did nothing exercisy yesterday. My shins are slightly sore from walkiing the hills in my mom's neighborhood.

Usual suspects of bread and laundry today:dizzy:. The recipe for the bread calls for 1/2 c oil {split between 3 loaves} but I subbed applesauce today, using just enough oil to coat the bowl. Hopefully, the applesauce will work and I don't just have a big mess at the end of the day. I feel better about the applesauce instead of that much oil. I also cut the sugar, too.

I can't remember what I'm supposed to do for exercise today since I changed my rotation,:o, I'll have to check.:o

Sandye, welcome, glad to have you join us.

Beverly, you and your family are in my prayers.

Chix, cinnamon rolls are hard to resist!

Kris, good to see you again! I can really relate to the anger, I feel like such a failure for letting myself regain.

DixC Chix 02-06-2012 01:47 PM

Tried 3 times to reply with personals and always hit some key and it took me back without posting. Getting really frustrating so I will just do it easy.

Welcome to MamaP and iDream (Sandye) - hope to see you posting regularly.

Multiple post with words of wisdom over the weekend:


I started
Step One!


But the more I do it, the healthier I will become
Step Two!


It hurt to come back and admit how badly I screwed up but I know I wouldn't be where I am, back on track, if it wasn't for 3FC.
Well said


We have to pat ourselves on the backs for not giving up
Step Three!


help each other learn how to lose the weight and keep it off for good
Step Four!


feeling 'deprived' when I wanted to comfort my self with food all week & I didn't
Mind reader. For me, Sat was no exercise day and turned into no diet day, too.

thistoo 02-06-2012 01:49 PM

Hi everyone; Sandye, welcome! While we're never happy to see someone regain, we're happy to have you join us. :)

I watched my sister's kids all weekend and was once again reminded of how exhausting full-time parenting must be. Seriously, those kids wear me out. They're four and six and they have a crazy amount of energy. Also they're really loud. At my place it's just me and a couple cranky felines, and compared to my sister's house it's quiet as a tomb.

Not that I don't enjoy hanging out with my niece and nephews, but it does take a lot out of me.

I am on day twelve of Whole 30 and still not having any problems with cravings or anything, though I'm more tired than usual lately (that started before the babysitting so it's not just that. Friday night I was so exhausted I crawled into bed at 9:00. On a Friday! Then I slept ten hours solid.) My weight is holding steady at 211 so while I'm not having trouble sticking with my plan, I'm trying not to get frustrated at the stall.

It's ridiculous that last week I lost something like four pounds, and this week I'm mad at my body for maintaining. I have a tendency to be a) impatient and b) way too hard on myself, so I'm really working on not doing that this time around. The all or nothing attitude is how I gained back all this weight, after all.

I have 'goal' clothes hung on every door in my house at this point. My place looks like a thrift shop! It helps keep me focused, though, and the cats don't seem to mind.

Dix, what a great post! And a good reminder of how useful this group will be on our journey to take the weight off again. We all know what to do, and as long as we keep reminding each other to do it, we'll get there.

ANewCreation 02-06-2012 04:56 PM

I haven't had time to read all the pages, but I wanted to pop in and subscribe to this thread.

I am up to 223. I haven't completely regained all that I've lost and I haven't completely given up either. Yet, here I am....ashamed and so completely off track I hardly know how to get back on the 'horse' so to speak.

Well, I'm going to get back on track before I regain it all. I have so many reasons to get back on track. Oldest son is getting married at the end of summer (got to look good for pictures!). Hubby and I are planning to travel this fall (would really like to be comfortable in those tiny airline seats!). Just had a new grand-baby come into the world and I'm going to be her full time daycare provider in a few weeks (got to be able to keep up with her!). The list of reasons just goes on and on as to why it's much better to be lighter than heavier, so maybe, just maybe...(and I so wish I could make a more declarative statement but that's where my head is at right now), today is the day :^:

Please pray that I don't chicken out of this thread, like I've done so many times before.....:o

Beverlyjoy 02-06-2012 05:30 PM

Hi... I was thinking about something today. Even when I was gaining weight or not doing so well I always posted at the gratitude thread. So, technically, I wasn't 'all gone' from here. It kind of kept my foot in the door- if you know what I mean. I think it's good to have that connection somewhere at 3fc - so we don't just disappear. Just a thought...

Justwant2Bhealthy 02-06-2012 07:01 PM

A NEW CREATION ~ Just take it one-day-at-a time! I know that may sound like a cliche, but it's really important. Don't look at the end before you even begin. Getting started again is half the battle won -- now that's a cliche, but a good one ... ;)

DIX ~ I also enjoyed reading your observations from our posts; I am always looking to gleam some wisdom from others here, and make a note of them too ...

BEVERLYJOY ~ that's a good idea; find at least one thread that really grabs your interest and stick with it. I have picked a few and done the same over time; and make a point of checking in at least a couple times a week.

CAROLINE ~ hey, whatever works! Having "goal" clothes around as motivation is great. I do that too; I have clothes here that are just a tad tight -- planning to get into them. After that, I'll have to buy some new ones ... :D

PATCH ~ you have a lot more self-discipline than me; some of your snax would do me in ... ;) Hope the bread turned out good.

SANDEY ~ glad you came back; you can join the challenge threads down the road -- one-step-at-a-time!

Have good one -- gotta go check dinner ... :)

iDream 02-07-2012 08:57 AM

Good morning ladies! Thanks for the warm welcomes!

BeverlyJoy~ you are so right. Perhaps had I stayed on 3FC I might have avoided gaining it all back. :( I must remember to stay here no matter what. I've never found a community so helpful in the battle of the bulge! :)

ANewCreation~ Welcome back! :) You can do it!

I already blew it yesterday--not sure what happened. It could have been the million things I had going on all day, could have been the absolute mayhem that having all of the kids home from school (I have four and had an extra one yesterday) brings, the usual dinner craziness peppered with a science fair project for my 5th grader than had to be started or the hubs walking in with four boxes of Girl Scout cookies in his hands after dinner. Whatever that case, I caved. I ate more cookies than I care to admit and I didn't care. I was totally irked with myself, but at the same time, didn't care. That's the fine line I walk lately...not sure what's going on there, but it certainly didn't stop me last night.

So, this morning I didn't want to step on the scale. I'm a daily weigher btw, it's the only thing that keeps me motivated some days. Anyway, I stepped on it anyway, I had to be held accountable...and a miracle happened! Not only did I not gain anything, I was actually down!! Thank goodness! The Diet Gods have smiled upon me. I guess eating great all day and drinking my water offset my binge a bit? I dunno, but whatever the reason, I'm not blowing it again tonight! I have a feeling that was my one Get out of Jail Free card. ;)

So, how was your day/evening? I hope fantastic! Is everyone drinking their water? :D

DixC Chix 02-07-2012 09:21 AM

Good Morning!

I pretty much stuck to plan yesterday - yay! Down .5 today. Went with sis to her gym yesterday (instead of today) for 20 min each bike, tread and abs circuit section and hip/butt machines. This in addition to yoga class and water aerobics this morning...phfew! Today is zumba.

I am doing my taxes today (YUCK!) And laundry (not so yucky.) And voting for a local mil increase.

B: coffee, yogurt, egg+egg sub, clementines
L: 3 oz steak, peas, carrots, pumpkin, blueberries
D: Lean Cuisine with extra broccoli, sweet red bell pepper & hummus, banana
E: zumba

thistoo - FYI, light child care activity (sitting while playing) burns over 200 cal per hour. No wonder you're worn out!!! Congrats on maintaining your Whole 30 WOE for 12 days so far. Keep it up, girl! I get impatient too - like I should lose a pound for every day I am on track. Exercising my will power should burn calories, too!

Creation - Congrats on the grandchild and getting to care for her. And the upcoming wedding and vacation plans. Nice!!! All very good reasons to be the best you can be!

Beverlyjoy - you are so right. Finding a constant in the topsy-turvy world of WL is important.

Penguin - how'd that bread turn out?

Have a terrific Tuesday, everybody!

thistoo 02-07-2012 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by DixC Chix (Post 4207028)
Exercising my will power should burn calories, too!


That is fantastic, thanks for the giggle!

It's true; subconsciously I keep thinking that since I'm putting in the effort again, I should just magically get to be back at 150. I also keep having moments where I kick myself for not sticking with it, because I was *so* close to my goal back then. But I think it was a lesson I needed to learn in order to maintain for real for the rest of my life, so I'm trying to look at it as a good (sort of) thing.

Good morning everyone! I hope you're all having a great morning. Breakfast for me today was a sweet potato and ground turkey frittata, which was super delicious. I made up the recipe last night because I was tired of broccoli slaw frittata.

Lunch will be pumpkin chicken chili (no beans) over broccoli, and for dinner there's leftover cinnamon chicken I cooked in the crockpot yesterday, along with green beans. For snacks I've got walnuts and raisins and an orange. I do love citrus season.

Beverlyjoy 02-07-2012 12:38 PM

Yesterday was mostly healthy. Once again I ate extra in the evening. I need to 'nip this in the bud' as they say. I will work very very hard tonight on NOT eating after 7:30.

Actually, I hardly worked my Beck program yesterday, except to write down what I ate. It proves to me that I do better when incorporating the things that have worked for me in the past. At the very least - I must plan/measure/log, read over my advantages of staying on plan, and not eating standing up.

Yesterday, I went to see my aunt in hospice. She was having a good day - we had a wonderful visit. I am grateful.

Another relative, who was also in hospice, passed away yesterday. He lives a couple of hours from here. So, I'll go there tomorrow for the visitation at the funeral home and I can swing over to where my stepmom is recouperating from her surgery. Actually, it will work out well - bacause I need to go back there anyway.

I have much to do. As always, I appreciate all of your support, wisdom and kindness.

mahtha 02-07-2012 01:00 PM

I'm SO in!
About 10 years ago I lost almost 50 lbs. Went through a messy divorce and lost another 20. Fast forward a few years when peace and contentment gave way to laziness and here I am, heavier than I have ever been.

I've been struggling for a while and just wasn't ready to do anything about it until about a week ago. I'm back on my WW plan and back to 3FC for the real life support I need to do this for the last time.

:wave:Hi everyone, it's nice to be home.

redjb7 02-07-2012 02:03 PM

back again
I would like to join this thread if that is ok. I am back again after a few years of ups and downs weight wise. I need something to help me keep on track - and having people here to talk to who are going through similar stuff definitely helps.
I would like to lose about 100, but anything is good. I also have several "reasons" to lose. Last year my first grandbaby came into the world - she is now 1 - I am 60 and want to live for a while to see her grow up! One son is taking me to Australia in September, the other son is getting married in England a year from March. Those are immediate goals. I am also tired of having Gerd, sleep apnea, and approaching the danger of tests that might go up if I don't take care of myself. Time to get serious again.
I love reading your posts, they give me inspiration. I can find some common ground. My husband is fit, at least outwardly, and totally doesn't understand why someone should have trouble with food.

Thanks and have a good week!

Justwant2Bhealthy 02-07-2012 02:26 PM

:welcome: back, MAHTHA ~ yes, the stress of life can do that to us; but glad you came back here once again. :D

:welcome3: Back, RED ~ my DH is very slim and has trouble keeping his weight up; but he is very helpful to me now (I had to explain about trigger foods; now he hides them and that is very helpful). HE does have to watch his cholesterol, and eats the healthy meals I give him.

I've had a good week so far; eating is staying on plan, but like BEVERLYJOY -- I get hungry in the evenings. So now, I save up some calories for then so I won't overeat. If I don't eat something, my blood sugar level plummets on me; it's a catch-22 situation for me. So, I have to be really diligent.

When I was younger I could get away with just a tea at night, but if I was really starving or low on cals, I would have a bowl of cereal (skim milk; as). I have noticed that I get hungry at 11 am; 5 pm; and mid-late evening -- I read somewhere that this is very common. I was wondering if that is becuz my body is anticipating a meal shortly thereafter ... hmmm.

However, if I have a more substantial dinner, I am less hungry at night; so I will be tracking that to see what foods work well for that too. I have delayed my snacks to try to cover those times; and trying some distraction techniques as well. Hope it works.

Have a great day ... :val3:

konfyoozed 02-07-2012 02:45 PM

okay ladies. after a crazy not-quite-on-plan weekend because of a retreat where i had no say in what food got put on my plate for 4 meals (dinner friday, then breakfast, lunch, and dinner saturday) then a superbowl party on sunday that got a little out of hand with the sweets available. and you know, it's just common courtesy to try everything so you can tell people it's yummy. at least that's my story and i'm sticking to it!

was back on plan yesterday got a good workout in last night, and my typical afternoon walk got cut short because of necessary housework, but i'm getting them both in today so i can have a piece of pie with the hubby tonight after dinner (chicken fajitas!).

mahtha 02-07-2012 02:56 PM

Justwant2Bhealthy, thanks for the warm welcome!

redjb7, Welcome, from one thread newbie to another.

Beverlyjoy, Your cup runneth over. Congrats on the great attitude and determintation not to throw up your hands "until you have more time" to focus on you.

thistoo, I'm so on the same page with your comment about not sticking with it being a life lesson. A hard one.

DixC Chix, I love your idea to journal your food here. I think I'll join you!

iDream, Congrats on facing the scale damn the consequences. I only wish I had that courage over the last year or two, it would have saved me al ot of heartache.

k0nfyo0zed, congrats on keeping your NQOP weekend a short one. It's when those stretch into an "Oh, what the ****, I've already blown it" that things get ugly.

For all of us it's a new day, right? I know it's only been 8 days back OP for me, but I'm finding it OK. For me it's all about the planning: I plan my dinners for the week then work backward and backfill each day's breakfast and lunch. For me, having a "normal" family dinner is a big deal - I feel deprived otherwise and that's where the frustration kicks in. (and nobody in my house has noticed any difference in what's being served ;))

I'm also really lucky to have a small fridge in my office. I can stock up on fresh veggies and fruit so there is always something to munch on if I'm hungry - that keeps me away from the Doritos and other junk in the vending machines.

It feels good to be back here around people who really understand this journey.:hug: to you all.

konfyoozed 02-07-2012 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by mahtha (Post 4207552)
I plan my dinners for the week then work backward and backfill each day's breakfast and lunch. For me, having a "normal" family dinner is a big deal - I feel deprived otherwise and that's where the frustration kicks in. (and nobody in my house has noticed any difference in what's being served ;))

i do this too. i plan dinner first, count out the calories (including a little bit of seconds just in case). then i just sort of graze during the day and let the bulk of my calories come at dinner time, leaving about 250-300 for my after workout greek yogurt and string cheese snack. planning it this way keeps me from eating everything at night. after dinner snacking is what gets me in trouble the most.

also: i fill a 2L bottle (old soda bottle) the night before and stick it in the fridge, and try to drink it all during the day (plus an extra .5L during my workout time) to make sure i get enough H2O in.

HannahBoo23 02-07-2012 08:47 PM

ME TOO! I'm in! I need to keep reminding myself to stay committed! I've recently gained about 30 lbs going to college, and I need to start losing again!

patchworkpenguin 02-07-2012 11:25 PM

Sorry I've been MIA. I've been tired and sacked out on the couch for the past few days, just not feeling well. A little snuffly but mostly just tired.

The bread turned out well. It rose faster than it normaly does, which I'm not sure is due to the applesauce but easier on me! Since this is the only bread we {and my dad} eat I'm trying to make it as healthy as possible.

My eating was lousy yesterday and I didn't even keep track, but today was better but I didn't feel like eating much!!! I must be sick!

Tues, Feb 6
B= 1 c cereal, 1/2 c milk, 1/2 banana
L= 2 c milk, slice bread with apricot preserves
D= 2 homemade tacos, 1/2 c black beans w cheese
S= 5 bliss, 2 cups choc milk.
E= none

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