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Old 10-02-2012, 03:01 PM   #16  
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Happy October everyone! I'll do better with personals after today, but all of the initial messages are a little overwhelming to me right now.

It is rainy and pretty gross today.
The other day I was looking through old threads on here and I got a little down. There was one from December of last year that asked where you were going to be in December 2012, and I wanted to be at goal then. I know I need to move forward, look ahead, and focus on now. But still disappointed that I'm not where I wanted to be. (And my ticker is off. I'm higher and just reaaaally don't want to update it.) Sigh.

Okay. Whining over. This upcoming Monday, I don't have work!! Thank you Columbus Day! And I had no idea until yesterday. hahaha Nothing like a surprise 3 day weekend.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:57 PM   #17  
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What on earth is that thing in general chatter, and how do we make it go away?
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nina: Oh wow! You'll be exercising in the same place the olympic athletes trained in! Talk about motivation!
Yeah it is suuuper inspiring!! But still annoying to not have it all summer, watching the olympics made me itch to get training again!!


I am feeling guilty today because I went to my friends house this evening and she made a big batch of brownies and I had 2. But then I feel ridiculous for feeling guilty, as I've been so good the past 2 weeks and really, it's only two brownies!! I don't want to start getting so worried about food that I can't have a brownie my friend makes for me. Blehhh, am I being ridiculous?
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I am feeling guilty today because I went to my friends house this evening and she made a big batch of brownies and I had 2. But then I feel ridiculous for feeling guilty, as I've been so good the past 2 weeks and really, it's only two brownies!! I don't want to start getting so worried about food that I can't have a brownie my friend makes for me. Blehhh, am I being ridiculous?
2 brownies probably won't kill you. Just be like, "YAY! I got to have a couple brownies!" and let that be that. BTW, I love your avatar pic! 'Tis purdy!
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Mimsy: Welcome to the chat! Congrats on nearing the newest weight 'decade' - you'll be in and out of those 12s in no time

nightprowler: Yay for champagne birthdays! Mine's on the 24th, so I've got 2 more years before my champagne celebrations. I love seeing people I haven't seen in a while.. they always have a much different perspective on how I look. It gets hard to see progress when you have to look at yourself everyday.

atarimae: Happy to see you on this new month thread I commend you on the evening classes.. I lose all focus when it gets dark outside Congrats on your weight loss, though- that's awesome! I've found my weight is really sensitive to TOM and my hydration levels.. maybe try upping your water intake?

Fatness: Dang, 2.5 hours? That's some endurance! I can only get about 30-45 minutes in before I'm tired.

Audri: Happy anniversary! Restaurants without nutrition info are always tough- but often pretty delicious I normally end up ordering the most reasonable sounding thing then upping my water intake. It all seems to balance out eventually!

Fattitude: Being an athlete is something I aspire to The idea of a half-marathon is daunting, but proud of you for considering it! I'm trying to work up the courage to register in a 5K: the distance isn't the problem (I run that ~4 days a week) but.. doing it in front of other people is the scary part.

Nina: Switching up the cardio is always nice - I get tired of doing the same thing all the time. Variety is the spice of life, as they say! I know how you feel about the brownies, but don't get down on yourself! If you're still eating at a deficit, then they shouldn't even make a difference. (and who doesn't love good brownie in moderation! )

jmko: My birthday's October 24th, I'll be 22. I LOVE almond milk! Well, I shouldn't say that- it tastes awful on its own, but GREAT on cereal Glad to hear you're feeling better!

PinkHurricane: Whenever I hear about someone doing p90X, I automatically think they're hardcore. Way to be! I get snacky during the time between lunch and dinner too - those trail mix bars and a banana keep me full for a while

Ballerina: I feel you on the ticker. When I went off plan during the summer, I didn't want to update unless it was a loss. Let's just say.. it stayed the same for a while. You still have a lot of time until December, though- you can definitely be well on your way to your goal!

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Whew! Lots of personals today

My goal of the week was to push myself harder during my workouts: one level higher than normal on the bike, the next weight up with strength training, one mile more on my runs.. and I've stuck to it so far! (Granted, it's only Tuesday.. but still. )

I'm heading home this weekend for (Canadian) Thanksgiving, so that'll be a struggle to stay on plan. I've been psyching myself up for it: this doesn't need to turn into a free-for-all weekend..just one larger, more calorically dense meal than usual, then back to normal eating the rest of the time. I plan to fill up my plate with veggies and the turkey, and only have small amounts of the starchy stuff. Holidays are normally tough for me: looking back, I can remember eating to the point of pain / food babies countless times. I'm sort of looking forward to this test of my willpower. Is that weird?

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:56 PM   #21  
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2 brownies probably won't kill you. Just be like, "YAY! I got to have a couple brownies!" and let that be that. BTW, I love your avatar pic! 'Tis purdy!
Haha thanks! I wish I could tell you it's me, but it's Mila Kunis!!

Yeah I have decided not to dwell on it, tomorrow is a new (brownie-free) day!
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Hello peoples!

I'm a little late coming in on October chat, and I apologise for not putting individual responses in, at this point it would seem redundant since everyone's sort of moved on. So I will just start from here!

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Midterms are starting at my university and I just wrote my first one today (Biotoxins, actually a super interesting class about poisons present in nature) it went well but I'm most proud of the fact that I didn't use the exam as an excuse to eat crappy. I had a chicken salad with light dressing right before the exam and some coffee and that was that. No using the excuse of needing extra sugar for brain power which I would have done before.

My goal for this month is to hit onederland (finally) and, if I do, I shall reward myself with a belly piercing! I'm hoping that's motivation enough to keep it up through exams and thanksgiving.
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Katbot24: Good luck on Onederland!!! Hopefully, I'll be joining you at the end of November

Ughh... where to start. I've been avoiding 3FC these past few days because I haven't wanted to vocalize about my binging. But I've been binging the last few days and I can't help myself. Logging on here would mean I'd have to come to terms with it. I hope to god I can keep up my goals and motivation for tomorrow. I was binge free for 3 weeks and then I started it off by getting Chili's, 6 items and Taco Bell and 4 brownies. I want to puke now... but it tasted SO good.

Here's to a binge free October. I want to look sexier in my Halloween costume. How do you guys hold yourself accountable for binges?
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:25 AM   #24  
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Good God A'mighty - I haven't seen this thread this busy in a hot minute!

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nina cloudstar - That's bomb that you get to workout there. I'm totally jealous. As far as the brownies are concerned: 80/20 rule - 80% of the time stay on point and 20% of the time is for things like friends making brownies.

jmko - 6Flags Atlanta. Yes, it was hilarious because it was corporate night and went from 6pm to 12am and we were all like "6 hours won't be enough!" and at midnight we were like, "OMFG - I'm exhausted. I'm too old for this sh*t. Let's go home. How do children do this ALL day long?" We had stomach aches, headaches, exhaustion. BMG is awesome! They wen't to Bennington College (in VT) which is where I went! My parents have seen them too and love them. What is this diet/lifestyle thing you're doing? What's the plan?

Pink Sparkles - Oh man - you don't really run in front of people. It's just a really fun experience. No one judges you or watches you - trust me. Yeah, I'll have to run a 1/2 for Olympic Distance Tri training. DH is pushing the 1/2 marathon and I'm pushing to do an Olympic Distance Triathlon so perhaps we'll compromise and do both. You should definitely check out a 5k. This is the perfect time of year and there are TONS of "fun runs," like Halloween runs right now.

Katbot24 - Wonderland!!! I'm jealous! Good luck with the piercing! I <3 piercings!

BreakingUpWith90lbs - The best way? Forgive yourself and move on. Treat each meal like a new day.

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Good Morning Good Morning,

It's only Wednesday and it's been such a busy week already! DH and I are throwing a College Football Party on Saturday, so I've been doing a lot of prep work for it. I'm a foodie and a hostess, so I am most excited. I started prepping on Monday. Typically - if I spent a huge amount of time prepping/making food for an event I'm not as tempted to eat it. Which is good considering I'm making Slutty Brownies, Whiskey Bourbon Meatballs, Candied Pecans, BBQ Wings, Cheese Dip, Avocado Hummus w/ Crudites, Boiled Peanuts and Pizza Wraps. (You're welcome for the food porn this morning.)

Yesterday we went out to dinner with my parents and wished them a Bon Voyage since they're leaving for Italy for 3 weeks on Thursday. They're celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary by taking a week long rive cruise and then basically hopping country to country for two weeks. It's incredible.

Today we'll play trivia and then tomorrow I go see a shrink for my food issues. I took Friday off of work and I'm helping my BFF move all day and then Friday night we will set up for the party in the theatre we rented and then Saturday the party and Sunday we'll recoup.

PHEW - I'm exhausted thinking about it! Oh - not to mention tossing in exercise, too. I'll run tonight and Friday and call it at that for this week.
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Fattitude: I have to keep reminding myself about the 80/20 thing! It's perfect because I want to be healthy but I want to enjoy life and brownies too. Thanks!!

BreakingUpWith90lbs: Most people will probably disagree, but for me I generally hold myself accountable by weighing myself every day. I found that when I weighed myself once a week or every two weeks, I would think "I'll have that piece of cake, it's fine, I have a week to cancel it out." And I would do that often! Now that I weigh myself every day, I'm staying on track more because the scale will show me tomorrow if I don't!! Although you have to be careful not to get too hung up on the number as it does fluctuate a lot naturally.
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pinksparkles ~ Best of luck staying OP! Holidays are a really tough time! That's about when I fell off the bandwagon the first time trying to lose weight. Buuut you're not me - you're a lot stronger!

Katbot
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BreakingUp ~ Like nina, the main way I hold myself accountable is by weighing in daily. Although that may play many many mind tricks on myself, it's just the easiest thing I can do, even if I see gains. Also, a food diary could work, if you have the patience to log everything! Hang in there, you're doing well so far!

SoMuch ~ Way to make me drool thinking about some great food at 7am! Guess I'll be going back to my oatmeal now...lol. Sounds like you've got a busy busy week ahead of you!

Ohmygooooosh, I'm so nervous. I start the first day of my new school today. I guess I'm mostly nervous because I really don't know how things work in this program? Arghhh, but my class is like 10 hours from now, so I have to deal with work first.

I seriously had this dream where I was at Disneyland and at Splash Mountain, the ride wouldn't wait for me to get ready and load on properly. I keep thinking it's school/life related saying that these opportunities will not wait, so I have to just take the leap or something. Haha! I sound crazy.

Also, how do you girls deal with TOM? Okay, strange question, I know. But this is only the start of my 2nd month of this change, and during my first month, I didn't see any gain. When people tend to retain water/gain during TOM, when does this occur (for you) and when does the whoosh happen? I know everyone's different, but if enough of you can answer, at least I can kinda-sorta know what to expect!

Anyway, happy hump day ladies!
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hurricane: Welcome! How is P90X? I always hear about it, but have never done it.

atarimae: I'm starting to love almond milk! It's another great sub for me because I'm also lactose intolerant. During weight loss, the first 10 pounds comes off really easily. Everyone says "water weight." When you finally get into that fat layer to start breaking it down it gets tougher. Try changing up your number of calories or doing a different type of exercise. Some people adjust to what they're doing more quickly. Hope it helps! Good luck on your new class! Play nice with the other kids

ballerina: Think of it this way: you're 20 pounds lighter than you were last year. That is quite an accomplishment! Keep pushing yourself and get as close as you can. I found that the last time I did the weight loss thing, I didn't hit my goal but I was more than satisfied with what I was

mimsy: what thing in general chatter are you talking about?

nina: I've found with that with cheats, if you reeaaaaallllly have to have it, then have it and be done with it. But enjoy it then move on. If you think you're going to regret it, then you probably really don't want it Hope they were yummy, though!

pinksparkles: I haven't tried the almond milk on it's own, but now I don't want to! Haha, FOOD BABIES! I haven't heard that in ages! Love it! I've always said, "thank god thanksgiving's main food is turkey!" At least it's a lean mean instead of being something like pasta! We'd all be in trouble then!

katbot: Good luck on your midterms! And onederland is totally within your grasp! Go go go!

breakingup: Like I told nina, have it and be done, then move on! It seems like you enjoyed it, so that's a good sign. Tomorrow is always a new day, just jump right back on plan! I think it's great to talk about binging. You'll know you're not alone and coming to terms with it will hopefully stop you from overdoing it next time. Oh, and drink a TON of water

SoMuch: I always wonder where all my energy went. We have so much as kids and now I just feel so...old! I'm on medifast. It's really like a miracle diet as long as you stick to it. It takes quite a bit of willpower sometimes, but it's not so bad. You eat 5 of their meals a day and then you get one "lean & green," which is one serving of lean meat and 3 servings of veggies. It turns out to be really filling. And because you're eating 6 times a day and drinking a ton of water, you're never really starving. It keeps me from cheating cause I'm always sticking stuff in my mouth (that sounded terrible! haha!). The only thing is no carbs, no fruit, no sugar, no dairy. There are a lot of restrictions, but totally worth it! And all your talk about slutty brownies is making me crave them!

Anyway, the bf and I got into a huge fight last night. He came home from dinner at his mom's (I had to work late) and was all up in arms about how I'm not affectionate enough. At that point I was really tired and kinda went, "okay..." half expecting him to keep talking. But no, he said, "I'm going to pack my things and leave." WTF. Ugh, it turned into a 3 hour arguing/talking session. It just drives me crazy because he can never let me get a word in. He always cuts me off and jumps to conclusions. I feel like if he would just listen to what I have to say he would be more at ease and wouldn't get so upset. Sorry for the rant.

On a better note: A successful two days so far! And I'm down two pounds! WOOHOO! I was terrified to jump on the scale. I always think, "what if the number goes up!!" and when then scale is thinking I'm literally PRAYING for it to be a small number, haha. I'm crazy, I know!
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PinkSparkles- Haha thanks! I am going at my own pace so I don't exactly feel like I'm kicking butt but I realize I have to build up to it. Have a great time back home and enjoy yourself! You can stay OP even through the holiday, it's tough but you can always do a little extra if you need to like going for a walk or calisthenics!

jmko- I love P90X! I did a round of it when I was about 250 and it really helped me. Right now I'm kind of using it as a supplemental workout but it's wonderful, very hard and I can't do all the reps but I'm building up to it! Sorry to hear about your bf and the arguing, one of my exes was exactly the same way but he would take it even further and resort to heavy mental/verbal abuse. I hope you guys are able to resolve everything and he does need to let you have your say as well. Also, congrats on your loss so far!!!


I weighed in this morning and I have lost 3.2 lbs of the weight I gained last week. Waiting until my main weigh in day to post the new stats though. I did strength training, Ab Ripper, and did some jogging in place today for my workout. Staying OP with my food intake and making grilled chicken alfredo for my hubby and I tonight. He's been so supportive of me, and then he looked at me all crazy when I told him I still have 50ish pounds to lose.

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Hi all! I'm new to the site, so I figured I'd introduce myself here b/c this seems like a pretty cool board!

I'm glad to hear that a lot of you have had a successful first few days of October! Unfortunately, I can't say the same for myself! Yesterday I was all gung-ho on losing weight, but today I got a craving for McDonald's so I went out and grabbed a 20 piece McNuggets, fries, and a drink. I got a couple cool Monopoly pieces, but totally not worth the frustration I felt. I get these McDonald's craving a lot, but I figured out that when I have them, maybe I can just go get a single cheese burger or a 10 piece and still stay in my calorie range...seems more reasonable than cutting it out entirely, right? Or does that sound like I'm not really committed?
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JMKO -- it was something asking about all these weird prescriptions; seemed like a scambot thing. It's gone now, though.

I'm not goign to reply to everyone either, that's a lot! Lol
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