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ShelBl 10-27-2013 04:48 PM

290s accountability
Hi all

I'm getting started here again, up more than 50lbs from where I left off last time :( Any ladies in my same weight range interested in a daily(ish) check in?

TheSecondHalf 10-27-2013 11:55 PM

Hi! I will! I have been up and down the same 20/30 pounds MULTIPLE times this year. I need to change my ticker (tomorrow! I promise!) but I'll weigh in with you!

ShelBl 10-28-2013 02:26 AM

Sounds great! What are your weigh in days? I've bounced back and forth between Monday and Friday.

CeeJay 10-28-2013 09:28 AM


I would like to post here too- I am much in need of some accountability. I have gotten out of the 290's many times only to bounce back up. I am hoping this time is the last time! I just changed my stats back to where they really are at and reset my goals.

Hope you have a great day!

TheSecondHalf 10-28-2013 01:07 PM

Hi all!

I tend to weigh in every day. I know for some people, that doesn't work. I don't get crazy over daily fluctuations and tend to only "count" Mondays (and change my ticker). If I start avoiding the scale...well, you can see what happens.

My weight this morning was 292. This is my cut off. The reality is that if I don't do something, my doctor is going to put me on Metformin in two months and I DO NOT WANT that. In fact, I'd like to get OFF of the blood pressure meds I'm already on, I certainly don't want to stack more meds for more issues!

Right now my two goals are to write everything down and weigh every day. I'd like to stay between 1500 and 1800 calories. Very simple. Wish me luck, and same to you guys!

Off to change my ticker. BOO.

ShelBl 10-28-2013 03:35 PM

Happy Monday to everyone!

Welcome, CeeJay. Happy to have you!

TSH, I hear you on the meds. I look at my pill box now and I'm all -_- Time to start paring that down.

294.2 today. I updated my tracker on Friday, so I'll likely stick to that instead of making myself neurotic.

Gorged myself on Mexican food last night, even after eating a huge all veggie salad to prevent it :( I was miserable after, and miserable during, yet I still did it. I think figuring out the whys of that would go a long way toward making permanent changes.

CeeJay 10-29-2013 11:11 AM

Good morning ShelBl and TheSecondHalf

I had 2 days where I did everything I committed to doing. That felt good. Planning on making it 3 days in a row today. I am trying to do lots of positive self talk for even the small things. Like most people I think I am very apt to beat myself up when I am not eating healthy but don't pay attention enough when I am doing fine. So- I am trying to be my own internal coach and really notice the positives.

ShelBl I know what you mean about overeating and feeling bad while doing it but still doing it anyway. I don't know why I do it, I think though that eating salt/fat/sugar is just incredibly soothing for some of us. That feels true for me.

Wishing you both a great day!

TheSecondHalf 10-29-2013 11:20 AM

Hello! I overslept (thank you, Cold Medicine!) and woke up in a blind panic so today I did not weigh myself. Whoops.

I think I'm going to have to make some new rules for myself - I don't eat pasta, I don't eat rice, I don't eat potato chips. I can do great for days, no problem, everything on auto-pilot, not even have to think about keeping myself on track and then someone puts a plate of pasta rice based food in front of me, or the chips and salsa make an appearance, or maybe it's hot fresh bread and not only will I over eat on THAT, but it's like I can't get satisfied for MORE MORE MORE the rest of the day. It would be easier by far to skip it in the first place.

So you heard it here first, I don't eat bread, rice, or pasta. I don't like them as much as I'd like to fit back into my clothes!

ShelBl 10-29-2013 04:01 PM

Good afternoon ladies!

No weighing myself today. I totally forgot, need to get in the habit.

Made a panzanella salad with chicken to take to work for lunch. Sandwich and fries and so much junk yesterday. :( I work with a company that's restaurant and food based, and people are constantly ordering delivery though our options are limited to Chinese/Thai, four pizza places, and sandwiches/burgers. Trying hard to bring things and only allowing myself to order with the group once a week!!

There are also ALWAYS treats. Someone bringing something in or the company getting us goodies. So much food everywhere, all the time!!! :0

I did juice for a while and I've been working on more salads and things. I'm to the point now that if I don't get the greens and veggies, my body craves them. Good point to be at!!

Have a fabulous, good choice filled day! :)

ShelBl 10-30-2013 03:33 PM

Good morning ladies!!!

295.4 -_-

Just found out that Hubby just got another job which means he's going to be moving departments middle of next month. No more graveyards, weekends off so we'll finally have a day off together again! Yay!

Going to Brazilian steakhouse to celebrate. AYCE meat. Yikes.

CeeJay 10-30-2013 09:14 PM

Hi Ladies,

Well the scale said 290 this morning. That's a woosh for sure. We will see tomorrow if I am up again. Whatever, it will be back down again. :)

I am having a great week so far. Putting a lot of effort into making sure I keep on plan. So I need to figure out how to keep it up when I am in super-busy mode.

TheSecondHalf-you sound like me in your troubles with bread, pasta, chips etc. I also need to really watch the carbs.

ShelBl- great news about your DH's job. I also have to constantly battle food at work. It seems every meeting involves food. It gets annoying to have to constantly deal with this.

Have a great day tomorrow!

ShelBl 10-31-2013 03:55 PM

Happy Halloween!!!

293.5 today. It can't make up it's mind!!

CeeJay, I hope you'll still chat with us when you're under the 90s! :) I'm excited for you to break it.

TSH, kind of quiet!! Hope all is well with you.

Have a great, willpower-against-candy-filled day!

TheSecondHalf 11-01-2013 09:40 AM

Hello, all! I'm still the same - plus sinus infection. Ugh. Yuck! How many calories in Mucinex?

ShelBl 11-01-2013 02:26 PM

TSH - No fun! :( Hope you feel better soon.

TheSecondHalf 11-02-2013 11:42 AM

Thank you! I gave myself a day to be lazy and whine about it, but I've got to move on. If life stopped every time I had a sinus infection...well, I'd be dead, I guess ;-) I have ZERO voice, which my family is enjoying.

I can't remember what I was to begin with (I know I hit 294 one morning and nearly died down dead right there in the bathroom) but I'm 290 this morning. Who wants to eat when you can not taste! Although I did make a pretty slammin chili for Halloween, which was the last thing I could really taste.

It rained for Halloween so I have a lot of candy left over (multiple 150 piece bags of the good stuff) but candy isn't really my thing. That is not to say I won't get a wild hair and eat some, but my husband is eating handfuls every night. It's got to go.

ShelBl 11-02-2013 01:49 PM

Sometimes a day to be miserable and lazy is the best medicine! :D

I worked on Halloween and my husband didn't feel like giving away candy, so we have a ton. Thought ahead though, and it's all the Starburst/Skittles type stuff that I don't like anyway. Also resisted the urge to go day-after-discount-candy shopping.

293.6 today. Everything lately has been .6 though, so I'm starting to doubt my scale :(

CeeJay 11-02-2013 02:24 PM

Good Morning

Very happy to report the scale said 288 this morning. That is 8 down. Wish all the weight came off as easy as the first 10 or so.

TheSecondHalf-sorry you are dealing with a nasty sinus problem. That can sap all your energy for sure. Congratulations on hitting 290- now into the 280's we go!!

ShelBl- yay for 293- so much closer to 290 than the dreaded 300- I have been at 300 and it is a terrible feeling. Good planning to buy Halloween candy you don't like.

Today it is a beautiful sunny +4 degrees so am off to the backyard to rake a few leaves and have a fire in the firepit. Gotta love weekends!

Have a great day ladies!

TheSecondHalf 11-03-2013 01:11 PM

Thanks for the sympathy! I think I'm feeling better? I still don't have much voice, but I don't feel quite so raggedy. I'll take it!

ShelBl, that was smart to plan ahead for the candy. I'm not a big fruity chewy candy fan, either. Just doesn't do it for me.

Wow, CeeJay, you are tearing it up! Hope to join you in the 280s soon!!!

After our crummy Halloween, we have had beautiful weather. I just ordered myself some new walking shoes so I hope to get to use them soon. It can be hot and humid pretty much any time of year here, so when we get a few good days I suddenly feel motivated to get outside.

sassyangies 11-03-2013 02:44 PM

Hi ladies.. I would like to join your chat.. I am in the same boat. I left here in July or so in the 270's and I am back at 291.. Blah.. right. So I would love to give and receive some accountability..

Hope everyone is having a great Sunday.. I weigh in on Mondays.. (well, the one I count) I usually weigh everyday. Not sure why, but I just prefer that.

ShelBl 11-03-2013 09:04 PM

Welcome Sassy!

TSH weighs every day, and I'm working on getting into the habit as well. 289.0 this morning!!! O.O

Nice, but I'm realistic. Though that does make me think... as we're all working at this, should I put in to have the thread title changed so that we're not stuck with a 290s thread when we're shrinking?

Because I'm optimistic!! And full of coffee!!!!

And vanilla shake, thus my not being too optimistic as to what the scale will say tomorrow. Baby steps though, right? It still felt awesome to see it, and reminded me how awesome it will feel to see it go even lower.

TheSecondHalf - How are you feeling? Still resting, I hope.

CeeJay -How was the fire? I miss fall days with a fire in the back yard... not easily done now with the house and dogs.

Have a fantastic Sunday night/Monday morning!

CeeJay 11-03-2013 09:18 PM

Hello Ladies!

Well as predicted the scale went from 288 yesterday to 291 today for no apparent reason- just my wonky scale or my wonky body. ;) Not getting bent out of shape about it at all.

Today was good- ate on plan, rode exercise bike, and did some cleaning and puttering. Loved the extra hour of sleep this morning.

TheSecondHalf-good for you planning on getting some walking in. I really don't know how life in hot and humid would be for me. I have my own internal furnace that keeps me overheated whenever it gets warm.

sassyangies- you are welcome here. I bet most of us understand the frustration of regain. I know I have been there so many times. What can we do but keep on trying? And never give up.

ShelBl- :carrot::carrot::carrot: for 289!!! I agree that we should keep with this thread when we all get under the 290 mark. I feel optimistic too. We have all winter to go at this- think how much better we will feel next spring... The fire was lovely. I love this time of year.

Lets all stay on plan this week- we can do it!!!

ShelBl 11-04-2013 10:19 PM

290.6 This morning. Always with the .6 -_-

Work BFF is taking another job, so we celebrated with Five Guys tonight. Oh Five Guys. You evil, evil Incubus....

RoyalAthena 11-06-2013 02:57 AM

Ok here goes
Hey all,

I am at 293.6. I gained about 50 pounds due to hypothyroid. I am going on the 15th to my Endo. I have gone through a brief depression due to the weight gain because I had no control over my weight. I had no energy or strength to lose weight but I have the desire. I haven't given up and I thought maybe coming back for support and accountability would help. I need this site! First step, get out of the 290s. Second, I will check in with you all later. Thanks to all! :carrot:

ShelBl 11-06-2013 03:27 AM

Welcome RoyalAthena! :) Glad to have you join us.

It's been quiet the last few days ladies... how is everyone?

Any suggestions as to what to change the thread name to?

TheSecondHalf 11-06-2013 01:52 PM

I ran out of Diet Coke last night. I thought I had another 12 pk and as it tuns out, nope. So I thought, well...perfect time to quit, right? NO. OMG NO> It huuuuuurts. I want to lie on the floor and cry, and also pace and twitch and scream, but maybe take a nap. Uuuuuuugh. I know it's a problem. In a normal day, I can easily drink a 12 pk or 2 ltr. It's the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing I do before bed. I have never been able to "just cut back" - I need to have it OUT of the HOUSE. Am seriously considering driving through somewhere to get just one.


ShelBl 11-06-2013 03:58 PM

TSH - You sound like me with coffee. Not an optional thing in this house!

I got weighed at the insti-care doc today, but they do it in KGs or some such witchcraft and since I can't breathe and am working off of about 5 hours of sleep in the last two days, I didn't care enough to note what the number was to translate it. I think it was 130-something, and the sleep deprived me was more than happy to spend a few delusional seconds thinking it was pounds :D

CeeJay 11-06-2013 10:13 PM

Hi Ladies!

Having a busy week here. I am off to stay in hotel tomorrow night (most Thursday nights I am in hotel due to work). I have a plan and am determined to weigh in on Saturday out of the 290's again. Today I am at 290.

RoyalAthena- welcome to this little group. The thing is to never, ever give up. You can get out of the 290's and soon we will all be walking through the 280's together. I gotta believe that. :)

TheSecondHalf-I hear you on the Diet Coke- for me it is Diet Pepsi. For the past 3 months I have banned all pop from the house and it was tough at first. DH was drinking too much regular coke and although he does not have a weight problem, I was concerned about the sugar intake. It was rough at first. I do buy Club Soda and add a bit of juice to get a hit of fizzy drink and sometimes get a diet pepsi at work but am happier not having access at home.

ShelBl-not sure about what new name for group could be- too tired to think right now.LOL re the delusion at doctor's today.

Will check back in on the weekend. Take care everyone.

sassyangies 11-07-2013 10:39 AM

Hi ladies.. I am sorry I forgot to post here. I'm having such a hard time getting started. I weighed in at 294 this morning which was really hard for me to see since last week I saw 289 for a day. Not sure what's going on with me.

I hope everyone is having a great day and week!! I hope I can get back on track!

ShelBl 11-07-2013 03:28 PM

This being sick thing isn't so bad after all! 288 this morning.

Sassyangel Don't get discouraged!! I've started weighing myself almost ever day, and when I go up it really makes me think about the choices I'd made over the previous day or so and be mindful of what I'm doing. I don't think any of us have just steadily went down without some up.

TheSecondHalf How are you feeling? All recovered from the ick?

CeeJay I'm always so jealous of travel-for-work'ers. Maybe because I rarely ever go anywhere and I love to travel.

RoyalAthena How are you doing? Feel free to just jump in and chat, it doesn't need to be weight related. :)

Meeting the inlaws for lunch, pondering going into work at least for my meeting and some case work. No voice, so at least people will leave me alone other than messenger! :D

Have a fantastic day ladies!

TheSecondHalf 11-08-2013 07:48 AM

Thanks for asking, I'm still very sinusy. We are having our typical Louisiana "fall" - 80 one day, 42 and raining the next, back up to 95 and 100% humidity. I'll be better in April. Or if we move (we're not moving).

I am still Diet Coke free but I am having coffee. I typically drink my coffee black, no sugar and I'm not particularly worried about a little caffeine. All the extreme athletes I know seem to be coffee hogs so obviously what's good for an Ironman is good for me, right? Let's just go with that. It's the artificial sweetener that worries me, as well as the caffeine all day long. Because I drink it LITERALLY from the time I wake up until I go to sleep, I never really get a boost FROM it, I just feel the lack of it. I'm seriously hoping if I cut back, then when I do drink coffee, I'll actually get the little jolt I need.

On the plus side, I've had a LOT of water. I know that what I really want is the DC, but I keep drinking and drinking. It's like when you quit smoking and cruise the cabinets, munching everything you can find. You don't want food, you want to smoke, but food will do.

Hope you feel better, ShelBl! Hoping to join you firmly in the 280s soon (still holding steady at 290)!

Hang in there, sassyangies. Good luck, CeeJay!

I have been kind of floundering the past few days. I need to get my trusty food journal out and make a plan/keep track of what I'm doing because it's just so easy to lose track or to eat something and think, OH NO! I didn't mean to do that!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

ShelBl 11-09-2013 05:18 PM

Happy Saturday ladies!!

Grocery shopping today. I have a list and a plan, and neither of them include processed or junk food!

sassyangies 11-10-2013 12:07 PM

Hi ladies.. 291 today.. It's been up and down up and down.. Crazy body.. I work Fri Sat and Sun so today I am a zombie.. I don't get much sleep on the days I work because I get to bed by 3 and my son is up bright and early at 6. I'll take a nap today though to make up for it.

I hope everyone is doing great!!

ShelBl 11-10-2013 03:39 PM

Look at us on page 3!! :)

sassyangies - So little sleep! I don't know how you do it. I'm impossible if I don't get at least 7 hours. I think all of us have had the yo-yos going on lately, just keep plugging along!

285 this morning... I know it's due to barely eating being sick, so now I have to make sure to not get back into bad habits to keep the trend without the coughing and such. Maybe I should patent the pneumonia diet and make a million! :D

How is everyone else? It's been a quiet few days.

TheSecondHalf 11-10-2013 08:35 PM

Congrats! I'm still sitting at 290! This was a Girl Scout weekend so it was busy and I had some family stuff. It's going to be crazy from now until mid-January.

I'm kind of all over the place - I'm not eating junk but I'm not really eating to lose either. A friend just told me you can buy a week's worth of Nutrisystem from Walmart and even though I SERIOUSLY dislike Walmart, I am considering it. I would like to go on auto pilot for a week and see how it goes.

I FINALLY got some good, well-fitting walking shoes so I'll be walking tomorrow Wish me luck!

CeeJay 11-10-2013 09:45 PM

Hello Ladies!

sassyangies-I can relate to your frustration of seeing 289 and then 294- I am in the same boat. Like ShelBl said this is not unusual and we aren't getting discouraged (right?)!

ShelBl- Yay for grocery shopping with a list and a plan. 285 is fantastic progress.

TheSecondHalf-wow re the Louisiana weather. Today we had -8 C and snow.

For me- today was great after a few day of not so great. I am so ready to be away from these 290's. I just really need to eat no sugar and eat nothing but my planned snack in the evening. Evenings are killer for me. I think I could just eat from dinner to bed pretty much nonstop but I know what that gets me.

Take care everyone!

TheSecondHalf 11-11-2013 02:14 PM

I am also ready to be out of the 290s. Frankly baffled as to what the heck I'm doing here in the first place.

Looked more in the Nutrisystem thing and it seems to involve a lot of bars. I can't see my husband hanging with that for long. We did Jenny Craig (I think I've said this but I'm too lazy to go back and look) and had success with it. It's very easy to replicate. I think we're going to half do that. We both stay really busy so the option of a convenience food (oatmeal, MorningStar Farm burger, pre-made veg burrito, the occasional Lean Cuisine-type meal) with a fresh fruit or veg and then a portion controlled meal would work for us. Snacks are things like cheese and fruit, nuts and fruit, vegetables and dip, etc. We do very well with a very definite PLAN. I can not wing it.

Still holding strong without the DC! I have had SO MUCH WATER but I'm sleeping better recently. Maybe the all-day caffeine-a-thon really was having an impact.

Did not walk this morning due to bus issue with my daughter (between the time she walked way from me and sat down on the bus, something happened. I saw the driver say something to her and when she sat down, she looked out the window at me and like, PLASTERED herself to it and we could very clearly see her say MOOOOOOOMMMMMMMYYYYY which never happens, she forgets about me as soon as she sees the bus. My neighbor said, so I guess you'll be meeting the bus at school? Yup. She was fine, and the issue sorted but it gave me a kind of nasty feeling and I'm glad I went to check), followed by errand running, now I'm having lunch, more errands, and Girl Scout service unit meeting tonight. LOOOOONG day.

It is SO HOT. SO SO SO HOT. We should've gone swimming yesterday but I had my niece with me and she was coughing so we decided not to. If it must be 85 in November, we might as well enjoy it. I have to go change out of this long sleeve shirt, though! I do miss being able to get a bit lazy about pedicures and leg shaving like I did when we lived in the northeast. Down here, shorts and flip flops are never far away.

ShelBl 11-11-2013 07:07 PM

TheSecondHalf - So jealous! 63 here today and it was 40s yesterday. Yo yo weather in the high desert. In a few more weeks I'll be wishing it was back in the 60s though! Going home to Michigan just before Christmas, so maybe after a few days of humid cold and lake effect snow I'll be grateful for Utah winter again.

Being able to slack off on pedis and shaving is a bonus, though, I'm not even going to try to argue that.

Your poor little one. Glad everything got sorted.

CeeJay - Let me know if you figure out your evenings. I've been in the habit of eating a bowl (or two) of cereal before bed for so long that I find myself halfway through one before I even realize that I don't want it. It's just one of those things that my brain associates with shutting down for the night. I know it's the creaminess of the milk, so trying to sub herb tea or whatever hasn't helped a bit.

sassyangies, RoyalAthena, how is it going?

286.2 this morning. Not surprised!! I'm starting my juicing again because I felt a lot better on it. There's research that it stalls weight loss though unless you're doing a total juice fast, which just isn't really practical for me right now. No coffee on a juice fast!!! I'm really only thinking of those that have to deal with me every day. :D

Happy Monday and start of a great week. We can do this! Happy Veterans Day to any of you that are or have Vets in your life.

"Make good choices!" - Becca, Pitch Perfect (My favorite movie. Don't judge me!!)

CeeJay 11-12-2013 08:59 AM


Just popping in to say I saw 287 this morning. Yay.

Have a great day everyone.

TheSecondHalf 11-12-2013 10:09 AM

OMG, I love Pitch Perfect! I actually went TO THE MOVIES to see it (and I never see grown up movies at the theater, it's always kids movies) and then I bought myself the DVD and soundtrack. When I was watching the movie, I kept saying to my friend - does this look like LSU to you? Doesn't that look like the quad? Doesn't that look like the old pool? Doesn't that look like our music building? It was shot at LSU! I was there for a looooooong time, I know LSU when I see it.

I am finally 289.5 this morning. I am going to count that as the 280s, even if I just squeaked in.

Congrats, CeeJay!

ShelBl, you'll have to tell me more about juicing. The no caf part sounds scary. Is it literally all juice? I'm not going to go out and get a juicer, but I have no idea where a person even starts on a juice fast.

ShelBl 11-12-2013 03:43 PM

TheSecondHalf Hah!! Love it. We bought it on instant watch on Amazon, and generally at work I have a few hours to just do case work and emails and such so I can have my headphones in listening to music or watching something.... I've seen it somewhere in the neighborhood of 23 times now. I MIGHT be a tad bit obsessed. I'm trying to wean myself off by watching Once Upon a Time, which I'm loving.

Yay for 280-somethings!!! We'll definitely need to change the name of the chat soon.

As far as the juice thing, I'm just doing it as a breakfast/mini-lunch thing, and then eating "real" food for dinner. I need to get back in the habit of it... I was doing juice with green super powder and a protein shake with banana, greek yogurt, pb2 and almond milk every morning, then juice once I got to work, dinner at work (because who am I kidding, there's always food and I'm going to eat there.... might as well plan for it) and then something when I got home before bed, usually the evil, evil cereal.

I make up big batches of juice, because I'll never do it every single day. I keep it all in quart and a half canning jars, green juice separate from other colors/sweet, and mix it as I drink it. It seems to keep pretty well that way.

The latest batch was:
Green juice

Lemon and lime juice to prevent oxidation


Sweet potato

Not great... I'm having an issue with my fridge where it's stupidly cold and I lost a lot of my produce :( Plus, the farmer's markets have closed so I need to figure out another good source for things. I got a bunch of that at Costco though this time, and I'm pretty happy with that.

Oh, Costco. I love you so....

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