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thistoo 02-23-2012 06:30 PM

You're all right, of course. Thanks for the pep talk! I got through the day just fine, mostly I just focused on the stuff I've been avoiding at work and at lunch I went for a walk because it was so gorgeous outside. I treated myself to a (free!) iced Americano, which is my 'treat' these days. Four shots of iced espresso is bound to cheer up anyone, right?!?

Then I got home to find a couple dresses I'd ordered waiting for me. They're larges, and I've been wearing XL in dresses lately, so I ordered them in the hope that I would fit in them before my NYC trip in May. Well I tried them on, and one of them actually looks pretty good already! So that was a nice boost. I hope it's not too big by May, but I can always take it in a little. It's really pretty and flattering, too, so I'm glad I ordered it. I waffled a little because it's got flutter sleeves and my arms are huge. Like, disproportionately so. But the dress is pretty enough to distract from that, hopefully.

Anyway, I feel better. I had a healthy dinner and in a few minutes here I'm going to get in a good workout. I think working up a good sweat is exactly what I need.

Thanks again! I am very grateful for this group; it's really great to have people to talk to who know exactly what it's like.

mahtha 02-24-2012 10:11 AM

Happy Friday, everyone!

Caroline, I'm happy to hear your day turned out better than expected. A new dress or two in a smaller size is a big bonus!

Penguin, I'm happy to hear you saw some movement on the scale. I haven't been so lucky, but I keep promising myself that if I stay on track good things will happen.

Justwant2Bhealthy, CONGRATS on the big save! Isn't it amazing when we catch ourselves and can turn it around? WOO HOO for you!

Mandy, The mall is too far for a lunchtime walk, but certainly doable on my way home tonight. You are a genuis!

I have an empty nest this weekend so I'm looking forward to some serious cleaning and catching up around the house. Then maybe a little HGTV since I don't have to share the remote. :)

konfyoozed 02-24-2012 11:07 AM

mahtha - i've found the best way for mall walking is to park far away, then plan your visits to 3 or 4 stores... but go to the one the longest walk away from the one you're currently in. i do that when i'm grocery shopping too. one end of the store to the other, back and forth, it takes me about 45 minutes to grab 5 things and my husband thinks i'm nuts :)

Beverlyjoy 02-24-2012 01:49 PM

Hi relosers - My appointment with the surgeon went well. He gave me the go ahead to drive, do some gentle stretches/a little core/walking more, to try to eat different foods (& see how it goes) and get out do more 'stuff. I told him that I am so tired. He said... 'you just had two surgeries in one day. Your stamina will come back.' Over all he was pleased. I am grateful for that. :)

I got up today and have made a plan. I can't go too spicy yet (I don't think)... so I"ll ease into those things. Actually, my stomach has been kind of queezy. :dizzy: I've had three glasses of water. I think I am on my way. I'll let you know how the exercising goes. Starting s-l-o-w.

Soon we will go visit my family. My Grandson just had his fifth birthday. I can't wait to see them. We are expecting a girl being born into our family in April. I now call her Little Pink. It will be so nice to all be together. :)

Thanks for all of your encouragment, friendship and wisdom.

Have a great day. Be kind to yourself.

PS... my computer is working today. I don't know from moment to moment. I'll have to address that. I am glad I can post now/today.

Hi Dgrammie! Glad to see you again. :D

Lyn2007 02-24-2012 03:01 PM

Goodness. This losing the same weight over & over again is annoying. Tiring. Frustrating. But it is better to keep re-losing than to gain it all back...

I changed plans at the beginning of this week, my weight had bumped up to 205 earlier and this week with the new plan it is just sitting there at 205 every day. I really wish I had never gained back part of the weight. I really really wish I was still "stalled" at 175. Boy I cannot believe I was complaining and upset to be 175. I would love to be 175 right now... sigh.

Justwant2Bhealthy 02-24-2012 09:15 PM

THANKS for your encouragement everyone; I really appreciate it. We all have those days/weeks.

LYN ~ Hang in there! I know how you feel: when I was 18 y/y, I weighed 117 lbs; in my mid-20's, I was 128 & 137 lbs; and later 20's, at 177 lbs; oh, how nice that seems to me now. By the time I reached my 30's, I was well over 200 lbs. Up and down I went like a yo-yo; and with more ups than downs. But, we have to forgive ourselves for yesterday :cry: and all those mistakes, and focus on today ... :hug:

Today is a new day. Today is the beginning of a new healthier lifestyle. Today is what matters. Today, we can correct the mistakes. Today, we can start fresh. Today, we can make better choices. Today, we can learn. Today, we can do better. Today, we can succeed.

Time for tea, ladies; have a wonderful weekend ... :val3:

thistoo 02-25-2012 07:51 AM

So yesterday was the last day of my Whole 30 challenge. I was exhausted and miserable by the end of the day and honestly, if there had been any wine in my house I might have caved and blown the whole thing on day 30. But I didn't, and I was rewarded by a two pound loss on the scale this morning, bringing my total so far to 14 pounds lost.

Not a bad result for 30 days! It's also given me the motivation to keep at it. I'm enjoying a little creamer in my coffee this morning, and I might still have a little wine tonight, but other than that I'm just going to keep doing what I've been doing.

I was thinking about picking up a Cobb salad for dinner, which is mostly on plan, other than the cheese and dressing. I've really been craving Cobb salad lately. So maybe a nice Cobb salad, a glass of wine and a little chocolate, and then right back to it. Then again, I'm only four pounds away from being under 200 again, and I'm not sure even a great salad is worth messing with that!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. It looks sunny and beautiful out this morning, but it's only 34 degrees, so I guess I will stay inside and work out rather than going out to freeze. Jeans shopping later today. I don't want to do it, but I really don't have a choice. At least I know the size will keep going down if I keep doing what I'm doing.

kmac1196 02-25-2012 10:06 AM

Can I play? I am a regainer. I've lost and gained 20 lbs but my real regain happened after a huge loss. I went from 223 to 146 and then maintained for about a year then....up , up , up....I've dieted my way back to 240. So, I'm back to what got me to where I needed to be and I need to stay on it. Starting tomorrow (was going to start on Monday but why wait?). I hope I have learned a few things along the way....time will tell. So, good luck to us!

thistoo 02-25-2012 10:08 AM


Originally Posted by kmac1196 (Post 4229694)
was going to start on Monday but why wait?

Great attitude, Kristen! Welcome :) It sucks having to relose weight, but at least we all know exactly how you feel.

Beverlyjoy 02-25-2012 11:10 AM

Yesterday was a healthy day. :) Am always grateful for that.

I did eat foods from all the different food groups. I didn't do well with a fresh apple. So, I'll stick with applesauce for a few days. Today I am planning to do my stretches. I accomplished some of my healthy living goals planned/measured/logged food, lots of water, left a bite, took a few deep breathes before each meal/snack, went to grocery & picked up a few healthy foods, and did some extra dusting & moving around. I am still really tired, but, the doctor says I'll get my stamina back as time goes on.

thistoo - 14 pounds in a month is awesome. I am doing a happy dance in honor. Ya know...everytime you resist eating something spur of the moment you are reinforcing your reserve to not do it next time. So glad your new dress fits. yay

justwant2bheathy - yes, yes, yes - we can only learn from the past, plan for the future ... but take one day at a time. Sometimes I write this in my journal in the morning: Plan, plan, and plan some more. I do best with planning - it doesn't go well for me without some kind of a plan. Carry on!

Lyn - I understand how you feel. You/we must forgive ourselves for gaining the weight back. The frustration is kind of negative force on us. You CAN do it.

mahtha - cleaning is good exercise!

konfuoozed - parking/walking from the farthest place while running errands is great spontanious exercise. Thanks for the reminder.

pwpenguin - I am joining in with you and your happy dance in honor of your lost pound. Remember one pound is four sticks of butter.

kmac/kristen - WELCOME! Great that you are on board to relose your weight. Good to start now... you are right ...why wait?

Have a good day. Be kind to yourself.

patchworkpenguin 02-25-2012 11:45 AM

I'm having a hard time getting on Chicks again. I switched to Firefox on the admins advice then it didn't work yesterday, I kept getting a 'webpage has reset', I tried on IE which worked but was slow. Weird.

I found my lost lb! :( That didn't take long.

Hubby and I are having my parents over for dinner tonight for my Dad's Bday, that is unless someone gets sick again!

Beverly, glad you are up and moving, but take care of yourself, don't over do too soon.

Kristen, welcome glad to have you join us.

Caroline, good job on the 14lbs.

thistoo 02-25-2012 01:33 PM

Penguin, it seems like the forum's been wonky for everyone the past few days. I use Chrome exclusively and I've been having trouble on and off myself.

I'm sorry your pound found its way back. I'll keep my fingers crossed it's temporary.

Beverly, so glad you're feeling better. Take care of yourself! (I still find it kind of hilarious that we're marching toward onederland at the same time again.)

dgramie 02-25-2012 02:15 PM

I have had a good few days. Its sunny and cold here today. Im so ready for spring and getting outside.
My plan for the week is to eat lots of veggies and some fruit and lean meat. Im limiting my carbs to only veggies.

patchworkpenguin 02-25-2012 02:37 PM

I didn't post Friday's workout! I did 45min cardio then I did 50 min weights.
Today I did another 45min cardio

Hubby and I are having my parents over for dinner tonight for my Dad's Bday, that is unless someone gets sick again!

Justwant2Bhealthy 02-25-2012 03:48 PM

CAROLINE ~ Congrats on losing 14 lbs on that 30-day challenge. So what exactly did you do differently from before, that resulted in such a huge loss? Did you keep track of what changes you made? I'd really like to learn from your experience ... :D

PENQUIN ~ yes, this site has been acting up on me also; sometimes I couldn't even get in -- other times I couldn't post, nor even jump from one forum to another. Today, all seems well; hope they got it all straightened out for us. Glad you found your lost pound ... :lol:

BEVERLY ~ yes, one of my favorite Mottos is "Plan, Plan, and Plan Some More; and then, Plan to Stay on Plan" ... what a great reminder.

I had a small munchy snack yesterday afternoon but still capped my day at 1635. That is part of my plan -- to get all my snacks to stay well within my daily total. Plus, I did some extra dancercise last night to bouncy music. I did feel a bit hungry, but I had a coffee (instead of a tea) and no evening snack. Yahoo! :)

:welcome: KRISTEN ~ I often think that I dieted myself right into obesity. I started out 155 lbs and ended up well over 300+ lbs. Every time I dieted, I gained back more than I lost. Finally I thought -- hey, what gives here? That is ... until this last time. My plan now is to never go back there again!!! :D

:wave: dGRAMIE ~ sounds like a plan; we have lovely :sunny: here too, although the temps have dropped a bit this weekend.

Have a great day, everyone ... :val3:

thistoo 02-25-2012 04:31 PM


Originally Posted by Justwant2Bhealthy (Post 4230020)
CAROLINE ~ Congrats on losing 14 lbs on that 30-day challenge. So what exactly did you do differently from before, that resulted in such a huge loss? Did you keep track of what changes you made? I'd really like to learn from your experience

Thanks! I feel awesome (most days) which is probably the best part of the challenge.

It's kind of extreme, I guess, but what the challenge entails is giving up alcohol (which is why I've been going on about wine all month!), all grains (this includes wheat, corn, oats, etc.), dairy, and legumes, including soy and peanut butter. That last one was hard for me, but I'm in love with almond butter now, so it's all good, even though it's more expensive. Luckily I only feed myself so I don't have to cook two sets of meals/buy extra groceries.

Oh, also I gave up all sweeteners, natural and artificial, so no Splenda or anything. It's based on the paleo diet, except a bit more strict to detox your system. Going forward I will follow the paleo diet, more or less, which just means I can have a little sweetener if I want, and occasional red wine and dark chocolate.

I've been low carb before so I didn't find it as difficult as someone who eats a lot of whole grains, but I'm super carb-sensitive, so it's what I have to do to lose weight. In the past I've lost weight so slowly (at the rate of .5-1 pound per week) so this is a huge difference for me. I'm committed to following this WOE for life, with occasional 'cheats' on special occasions, because it makes me feel good, and also I'm convinced it's the only way I can get to and maintain a healthy weight.

PS: I still count calories. I work out twice a day, usually about 75-90 minutes total, both cardio and strength training, six days a week, and I eat 1400-1600 calories. For strength training I do P90X with my sister, and for cardio I do a combination of DVDs and the spin bike. I've added back Insanity workouts recently, but those are pretty extreme. I don't always get in a second workout, but most days I do. Today I did 45 minutes on the spin bike and 45 minutes of strength training.

I have to pretty much kill myself to lose weight, yes. I lost the genetic lotto, unfortunately! Most people don't have to work this hard. I'd say I'm hoping that I can ease off a little when I get to goal, but easing off on the cardio is how I gained back 68 pounds, so I'm not holding my breath.

konfyoozed 02-26-2012 01:22 AM

my arms feel like noodles and i love it :D

it's kinda awesome having a hubby that's done all this weight training stuff before when he played baseball. he's been helping me use the machines.

dgramie 02-26-2012 08:25 AM

I lost 1.2lbs last week. woo hoo!!Im counting it as a good week. I want big numbers but know that a lb a week is all I can expect.

thistoo 02-26-2012 08:33 AM

That's awesome, dgramie, way to go! 1.2 is way better than nothing, that's for sure.

I am VERY SORE this morning, partly because I really pushed in my strength training workout yesterday, but also because I experimented with some wine last night and that's certainly not helping this morning.

Yesterday I also had a serving of dark chocolate (worth it!) and the creamer I mentioned in my coffee, but other than those three things I was pretty much still right on plan. No, wait, I skipped the Cobb salad and made steak salad for dinner instead, but I put some goat cheese crumbles in. Those weren't allowed on Whole 30 either.

I'm only down .2 this morning, but I was expecting to be up, so I'm not complaining. Today I'm back on track with the same thing I've been doing for the past month. No reason to fix what isn't broken, I figure. I might make it a light workout day, considering how sore I am, but I'll decide once I get home from church.

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

kmac1196 02-26-2012 08:47 AM

Oh, Caroline! Have you been listening in on my conversations with my husband? We were just talking about how the average person doesn't have to work this hard to lose weight. I'm in your camp and I feel your pain. But I also say to myself, I've been so blessed in all other areas of my life, that if this is my worst problem, I am thankful! I also follow a very strict way of eating. I need to to lose and I need to stay there to maintain. I'm okay with the occasional meal out or special event but when I don't get back here, I gain it all back in a minute! Seriously. So, I don't eat wheat, gluten, flour, salt, sugar, sweeteners, dairy, and beans for now (while losing), and no carbs for 2 weeks. Then I'll add in some sweet potatoes on weight lifting days. I'm following fat flush becasue it worked before until I stopped following it. It's just what has to happen. So, good luck to us most difficult losers! I just had to comment. Your post hit home! And thanks all for the warm welcome!!!

Justwant2Bhealthy 02-26-2012 11:34 AM

CAROLINE & KRISTEN ~ I surely admire your tenacity and wish I could to do that kind of program again. Who knows, maybe down the road, some day. Right now, my blood sugar levels plummet to China, if I don't eat any carbs. So for now, I am just eating a lower carb program, minding my portions & calorie counting too.

dGrammie ~ Congrats on the 1.2 lb loss; hey, I'd be glad for that -- so take it!!!

MANDY ~ you are very blessed to have a hubby that is so supportive and helpful with all aspects of your program. It took a while and some explaining, but my "very slim" DH now tries to keep his junkies away, but some times, I still have to remind him. ;)

I am still tweaking my plan; finding ways to lower the calories and carbs in a way that doesn't send my body into a panic. One step-at-a-time is the order of the day ... :D

Roast Chicken with loads of veggies for dinner tonight. Have a Super Sunday, everyone ... :val3:

konfyoozed 02-26-2012 01:12 PM

Justwant2Bhealthy - i am very lucky to have him and i know it! he doesn't complain about the food plan or the exercise when i drag him to the gym. he knows it's good for him too! he's got crohn's, so we're supposed to keep him on a high fiber diet according to his specialist. lots of veggies and grains here. though i do make sure there's room for the occasional treat so neither one of us feel deprived!

Elladorine 02-26-2012 03:26 PM

Bleh . . . I'd gained back 20 of the 40 pounds I'd lost since I moved to Vegas, but I'm still down 95 pounds overall still so I feel I can't complain too much. Did great last spring and hit a stall in the summer heat, then started gaining throughout the fall before finding out I was pregnant. Had a lot going on. Been trying to straighten out long-distance family issues and had to deal with not having a car. Adopted a new puppy, had to put my kitty to sleep soon after. Was going through my first trimester and was completely exhausted.

Then I lost the baby last month (was 12 weeks along). :(

Ready to get back in the saddle again though. Doing much better with my eating and my energy level is rising, and am doing better emotionally. I realize these things take time, but each day gets easier.

Here's to trying again! :) It's been a struggle all my life to even get under 250. I was there last year and know I can get back to it.

Beverlyjoy 02-26-2012 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by thistoo (Post 4229902)

Beverly, so glad you're feeling better. Take care of yourself! (I still find it kind of hilarious that we're marching toward onederland at the same time again.)


This too- I agree! Well, we can 'hold hands' and enter onederland once again. I know we'll get there. :carrot:

Yesterday was a day of healthy food. I am always grateful for that. I planned/measured/logged, lots of water and more. I am adding a couple of different foods each day to see how my tummy does.

Remember, everyone, to treat yourself as well as you'd treat a good friend. :)

thistoo 02-27-2012 06:25 AM


Originally Posted by kmac1196 (Post 4230687)
Oh, Caroline! Have you been listening in on my conversations with my husband? We were just talking about how the average person doesn't have to work this hard to lose weight.

It really is unfair! I spent a lot of time the first time around moaning about how unfair it is. Then I figured out that feeling sorry for myself wasn't helping me lose weight, and if I wanted to do it I was just going to have to suck it up and do it. It took me a really long time to get over that.

Anyway, I'm sorry you lost the genetic lotto too. I guess at least we've figured out what works. I do eat sweet potatoes, but only at breakfast. I put them in a frittata and I seem to be able to get away with it as long as I eat them before noon. Go figure.


Originally Posted by Justwant2Bhealthy (Post 4230834)
CAROLINE & KRISTEN ~ I surely admire your tenacity and wish I could to do that kind of program again. Who knows, maybe down the road, some day. Right now, my blood sugar levels plummet to China, if I don't eat any carbs. So for now, I am just eating a lower carb program, minding my portions & calorie counting too.

My blood sugar is finally even now that I've given up grains altogether, so I don't starve all the time anymore. In fact, I have to remind myself to eat sometimes. It's truly unprecedented after spending 30+ years hungry all the time, no matter what.

Funny how bodies work in such different ways!

Having said all that, I am paying for going off my plan this weekend. I didn't even stray that much, but I had two days of a little higher carb than usual and I've been at 204 for three days in a row. Today I'm back at work, back on my schedule, and back on plan, so hopefully by the end of the month I'll see a little more loss. I'm determined to get below 200 soon, so I'm going to stick to my plan like glue until I leave for Florida in the middle of the month.

Beverlyjoy 02-27-2012 08:51 AM

Hi relosers - I've noticed something in all/many/some of us here. Of course, we are frustrated and angry at ourselves for gaining back weight. I think it's important that we all forgive ourselves and move forward. I know that sometimes I feel like I can't be 'OK' until I get to a certain number - to relose a certain amount of the gained weight. But - we cannot change the past - only learn from it. If you/we are feeling in a limbo - let's try to change it into inspiration and positive energy to move us forward (and downward on the scale). I think it's going to be hard for me. But, worth any effort. I don't know if it makes sense but.. it's what I've been thinking lately.

The past couple of days have contained healthy food in healthy quantities --- I am grateful for that.

I had the willingness to plan/measure/log my foods, tae deep breathes before each meal/snack for centering, slowed down some, read my helpful information, did some journalling, lot of water and more. The doctor gave me the go ahead for some gentle stretches -- I did them in my back and legs but, I could not do many core/abdominal things as it hurt. In time.

I hope you all have a great day.

Today I must get my glasses fixed.

mahtha 02-27-2012 10:17 AM

Beverlyjoy, I <3 you! What great reminders - both to treat ourselves as well as we'd treat a good friend, and that today is a new day we shouldn't waste energy looking over our shoulders.

I was REALLY good all weekend and saw a little blip on the scale yesterday, but back up today. I haven't lost a single pound in 2 weeks. :tantrum: I keep hoping when the scale finally decides to budge it's gonna be a big one. There is NO WAY I'm eating more calories than I'm burning, I've cut way back on portions and carbs, I'm drinking my water. I'm doing all the right things. PLEASE, would the scale fairies smile down on me this week? :angel:

I'm not giving up. I prepped salads and fruit and baked chicken for the work week and am grocery shopping on my way home tonight to restock the fresh veggies. This whole thing has my Irish up and I'm a stubborn one. I WILL WIN!:lol3:

Thanks everyone, I can't tell you all how much I appreciate the support here. It's amazing being able to vent knowing you guys truly understand. :hug:

patchworkpenguin 02-27-2012 12:04 PM

Beverly, You are right, of course:D. Being angry at ourselves isn't helping us at all. :dizzy: I think that I'm so focused on the number on the scale {that isn't changing} that I don't appreciate some of the other changes and lessons I'm learning about my relationship with food and myself. Such as my pants are fitting better in the legs but my waist still measures the same, so I feel I'm NOT making any progress, even though I really am. Even Hubby commented that I look thinner, until he said it I thought I was fooling myself to make me feel better.

Our weekend was nice, we had a nice time with my parents, dinner went well, Mom brought {and left some} cake for Dad and I made dinner. When he was a boy his Mom would make Pasta Fazul, he talked about it recentlly, so I offered to make it for him. It was good, and we had a lot of leftovers which I split between us.

patchworkpenguin 02-27-2012 06:42 PM

I did 2-30min cardio workouts today.

thistoo 02-27-2012 07:44 PM

Penguin, Pasta Fazul was a staple of our household when I was a kid. My dad grew up on it so my mom made it for him all the time. I HATED it, probably because we ate it so often. I bet I wouldn't hate it now, but I can't eat pasta anymore, so I'll never know.

My head is killing me tonight. I think it's going to be an early night for me.

Justwant2Bhealthy 02-27-2012 07:58 PM

CAROLINE ~ hope that headache goes away; sometimes I go to bed early and then don't have an evening snack either -- turning that into an advantage ... ;)

PATCH ~ PASTA FAZUL -- not sure what that is but obviously, it is a pasta dish. We have pasta once a week, but I make sure to measure out 1 cup cooked pasta for myself (give DH 1.5 cups). Plus, I am slowly switching over to whole grain or protein pastas. Good for you getting that exercise in.

BEVERLYJOY ~ yes, we all feel bad about the mistakes we have made in the past; but I know we feel the same about this -- all mistakes are life lessons. So, now we learn & continue on ... :D

:welcome: SIRENITY ~ sorry to hear about your loss; and you certainly have had more than your share of stressors as of late ... but this too will pass, as they say. Glad you joined us over here. Today is a new day, and you still have more to be proud of than not ... :hug:

Eating has been pretty good for me this month; I am pleased with my efforts and accomplishments. I have been changing up my snacks and strategies to deal with them; continuously tweaking and making improvements. Have added in some DANCERCISE this month to burn more energy.

Have a good week everyone ... :val3:

ANewCreation 02-27-2012 09:04 PM

I know I've been MIA for a couple of weeks but I'm doing well. I'm calorie counting and it's working. I've lost 2#!

Life has been very busy being full time daycare provider for the grandkids but I am loving it. I think it helps to be too busy to eat more than you should. By the time I got both of them down for naps I was just interested in finally getting a bathroom break - LOL!

I won't be able to go swimming for another 2 weeks because the Y won't take the baby until she is 6 weeks old, so until then we are taking walks around the neighborhood. I love her stroller and apparently so does she. The older one rides his little bike and it just wears both of us out--thank you hilly streets :)

Well, it's probably going to be hit and miss for me checking in here but I will try as time/energy allows. My best to everyone, an encouraging hug and congrats for all the weight loss !

thistoo 02-28-2012 09:59 AM

Morning, all. I did go to bed early last night and woke up headache-free. Small victories! I'm up half a pound this morning, which is a drag, but I was on plan yesterday and I'll be on plan again today, so it'll go down eventually.

Instead of being upset about it I put on my new dress and a whole bunch of lycra and came to work. I'm regretting these heels, but no one knows if I take them off while I'm at my desk.

It's a beautiful, sunny day here in eastern Tennessee, and while I will be inside all day, I am enjoying the sunshine regardless. I spent some quality time with Jillian's 30 Day Shred before work, and it was a lot easier than I remember. Fitness victories are almost as good as scale victories, so I'll take it.

Have a great day, everyone!

patchworkpenguin 02-28-2012 11:57 AM

Hubby and I had an attack of the munchies last night. We ate a good dinner but a few hours later I wanted something crunchy. {I cut back on chocolate but now I want crunchy}. I tried gum and a few other things but the desire persisted, so I thought I'd have a small bowl of cereal with a banana. Hubby thought that was a good idea {except the banana}. But then he went back for a second bowl, so I went back also. As I was pouring the second bowl I KNEW this was a mistake and I would be unhappy but I felt practically 'gleeful' about having more. Pretty soon more was too much and I was 'misera-ful". I don't understand why I do things like this? :o

Beverlyjoy 02-28-2012 03:20 PM

I ate healthfully yesterday. My food changed and went in different directions, but I managed to stay with healthy and to not overeat. I am grateful for that.

I accomplished many tasks: measured/logged all food, lots of water, journalling, deep breathes before eating, no seconds, most often left a bite and slower.

I need to work on eat sitting down only... it's very easy to nibble while standing, cleaning up, cooking etc. Maybe I will put on my new bracelet as a reminder to eat seated only.

I am going to weigh tomorrow. It will be good to know what's going on with this. I know what I weighed the day of surgery (two weeks ago)... they had me weigh when I came home and weigh a couple days after to make sure I didn't start retaining water from different things. I will accept it... whatever it is. Then I'll know where I stand. It's playing with my head.

It's important that I eat healthy food now. The first five or six days after surgery all I ate was soda crackers, lots of graham cracker, jiuce, applesauce, toast, etc. I don't know why - I tried to eat walnuts then. WRONG - not the right thing after gallbladder surgery. At my follow up appointment my surgeon said I can start to eat anything I want. Not a good thing to say to a compulsive eater. He did, however, say to watch the fat until my body gets used to digestion without my gallbladder. I am able to eat new things everyday.

I hope you are all having a great day.

Justwant2Bhealthy 02-28-2012 03:40 PM

NEWCREATION ~ glad you stopped by; those kiddies are a good influence on you -- out walking hills and swimming very soon. That's great! Exercise victories are still victories; it all counts! :D

PATCH ~ well, did you stay within your daily total -- if you did, you can remain "gleeful" today ... ;)

CAROLINE ~ you are doing fine; on plan and the exercise is good too. I know you really don't expect to lose a lb every day, but eventually something's gotta give. I'm hoping for a big swoosh for you very soon ... :)

I was very hungry last night; did end up having a snack after all. Was way under on my calories after dinner, but at the end of the day, finished at 1687 -- not bad. Still on plan and that's what matters most. Had a lean center pork chop, salad, and rice/veggie mix last night. Tonight is leftover roasted chicken with the leftover rice-veggie combo.

:wave: BEVERLYJOY ~ you snuck in there when I was typing. :lol: Ya, I have to watch that snacking on the go thing too. I did that with my snack last night. Oops ... :nono:

Have a good one ... :val3:

konfyoozed 02-28-2012 03:41 PM

patchworkpenguin - i don't eat sweets as much, and now i crave CHEWY. particularly melted cheese. one fat for another in my system i guess. heh.

today i woke up with the mother of all migraines. it was nagging at bedtime last night but i thought it was just from pushing too hard during my workout, so i popped a couple ibuprofen and went to bed. bad idea. hubby's alarm went off and i reacted like i had a horrid hangover and wanted to shoot the thing! instead i just folded up a wash cloth and put it over my eyes to block out the light, took some more ibuprofen and went back to sleep. fast forward to 2pm and i crawled out of bed feeling a little bit more human, but still don't feel like eating (my granola bar and my stomach are currently having a showdown in my abdomen). it's gonna be one of those "fend for yourself" days for hubs. food makes me nauseous. might have to skip or tone down the workout tonight.

on another note, more positive, since i've started taking melatonin to help me sleep (almost 6 weeks now) this is the first migraine i've had! and that's a true blessing cause i used to get them at least once a week, sometimes twice. and sometimes they'd last for 2 days! this one is blissfully short in comparison.

kmac1196 02-28-2012 04:23 PM

Well, I completed Day 2 of Fat flush yesterday and boy was I sick! Migraine and I thought I was going to be sick but didn't. Today is better. Detoxing is hard! I feel clear today, less bloated. Lost 2 lbs in 2 days so that's a plus. cravings are gone. Hunger is gone. I'm in a happy place!

patchworkpenguin 02-28-2012 04:53 PM

I did 20min of kbox holding 1 lb handweights to warmup then did 60min of UB, trying to pyramid down though the 3 rounds. Can you tell it was UB day?:dizzy:

thistoo 02-29-2012 06:46 AM


Originally Posted by Justwant2Bhealthy (Post 4233811)
CAROLINE ~ you are doing fine; on plan and the exercise is good too. I know you really don't expect to lose a lb every day, but eventually something's gotta give. I'm hoping for a big swoosh for you very soon ... :)

Right? I can't expect to lose a pound a day, but sometimes I catch myself in that mindset, especially when things are going well. It's ridiculous! I still have a lot of work to do on my all or nothing mentality, obviously.

Having said that, I'm down to 203.4 this morning, which is three pounds lost for this week, and I'm thrilled about it. Onederland is right around the corner! I probably won't make it next week, but for sure before I leave for Florida.


Originally Posted by kmac1196 (Post 4233856)
Well, I completed Day 2 of Fat flush yesterday and boy was I sick! Migraine and I thought I was going to be sick but didn't. Today is better. Detoxing is hard! I feel clear today, less bloated. Lost 2 lbs in 2 days so that's a plus. cravings are gone. Hunger is gone. I'm in a happy place!

Detoxing is really hard! I'm glad you're through the worst of it and hope you're feeling even better today. It's miserable, but so worth it. I started listening to a book called "Wheat Belly" yesterday, and it's really interesting. Mostly it's more of what we already know about gluten, but the doctor who wrote it has some interesting case studies, himself included.

Penguin and Mandy, awesome job on the workouts! Mandy, I hope your migraine is completely gone. Melatonin has really helped me cope with my lifelong insomnia problem, though now that I'm doing paleo I find I don't need it most nights. Beverly, I hope you're feeling even better today. I'm so glad for you that your recovery is going smoothly. Don't stress about what the scale says today! Know that you're on the path to wellness.

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