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Old 07-08-2011, 09:33 AM   #196  
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Hey mightywoman and Beila - you guys are doing great! We will be in the
140s in no time! I weighed in at 150 today, not going to get too excited because I have been gaining and losing these 2 pounds for weeks but it is going to keep me motivated to continue the trend downward. This weekend I will go swimming and hopefully take a Sunday morning pilates class. I have my regular one on Thursdays but I need a little more of a challenge.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:55 PM   #197  
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Jelma--
That's AWESOME! 150! WOW!

Yeah I think you me and mightywoman will be holding hands crossing the finish line soon! It's like goind down the longest flight of stairs, and when you're nearly down to the last floor, you just want to "JUMP" down to the the ground floor and skip over those last few steps.

Seriously, goodbye 154, goodbye 153...today was another 152.5...It stuck! Yay!!! More motivation to workout hard today and stay on plan!
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:21 PM   #198  
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Smile Happy Saturday Evening

Two thumbs up to you Belia & Jelma!! Y'all are doing great, we will be out of here in no time.

Ok, weighed in today at 151 but today was a huge challenge for me!! Birthday party for my brother in law & oh my I cheated and had a cupcake. After eating it I could of killed myself However for the rest of today I have done great, we had chicken kabobs with peppers and onions. I just had lemon pepper on them & everyone loved them.

Ok so here is how I am going to get back on track! Tomorrow I am going to workout extra hard, doing both step and my machine.

My son is teething really bad so I am hoping to get more rest tonight than I got last night.

Heading to sleep....hopefully for at least 8 hours...please!!

Keep up the good work ladies!
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:06 PM   #199  
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Cool oh no

Dvd player broken in my workout area, now I got to buy a new one. Its going to be a couple of days before I can get one because I am helping out for VBS this week. I will be chasing 8 years old around so something tells me I will get my exercise LOL

I am going to weigh in Tuesday morning, decided I would take a couple of days off from weighing in especially after I cheated so bad on Saturday. I have got to stop these cheating binges!!

NO MORE BINGES PERIOD THE END.........

I'll check back with you all when I can this week & let ya know what I weighed in at.

Also, how are you all doing on sticking with your plan??

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Old 07-11-2011, 02:26 PM   #200  
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Beila - didn't you asked about the myfitnesspal website? I joined it a couple months ago but I haven't really been using it. It seems pretty nice though and easy to use. I like that you can put a recipe in there and get the total calorie count. I think I need to start tracking again. I use to be so diligent when I did Weight Watchers online but I haven't done it in months.

Mightywoman - it doesn't sound like you did too bad this weekend. I shouldn't have bothered to step on the scale today, I was way up from Friday but I usually am on Mondays.

My weekend was pretty relaxing - Friday I made some banana bread - 1st time ever, I was pretty proud. I used coconut oil instead of butter and 1/2 the amount sugar called for. According to the fitness pal website it was a little less than 200 calories for 1/15, not too bad - the coconut oil really drove up the calories. Saturday and Sunday I went to the pool, didn't do too much swimming but played alot in the water. I completely forgot that my sister and I were thinking of going to pilates Sunday morning but luckily so did she.

I am dreading dinner this week, it is getting up to 94 degrees today with really high humidity. I don't have central air so the house is easily going to be 85 degrees when I get home. I think I am going to have to finally break down and put the window unit in my bedroom so I can sleep. I hate cooking when it is so hot so it will probably be a salad for dinner week and maybe grilling out...
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Cool Hope y'all are doing good today

Hey Jelma, I understand the heat when I left VBS today the thermometer registered 100 degrees. Uggh! I got home and last thing Ive wanted to do is workout. I didn't get to store to buy new DVD player but just found out the game machine we have will play the DVD's.

Well ladies my old boss is driving down to meet with me about a job opportunity on Thursday. I know its great that she would even drive 45 minutes to talk to me but I am dreading going back to work and being away from my baby. I am so depressed and with that comes wanting to binge eating but I am trying to be strong. I am not looking forward to working 50-55 hrs a week, not to count driving time (2 hrs a day) and dropping my child off at a sitter. I know I must sound like a broken record & I am sorry. I know lots of women that have to work. I am just really depressed today about this & trying not to resent my husband for making me do this. He originally said I could wait to our son was 5, then 4, then 3...well you get the point. My son will be 10 months in a few days & you see how this is going. I know I will learn how to juggle everything eventually but it will be a learning process. I guess I will be like every other working mother I know and get on antidepressants.

Well off to get house cleaned, guess that will be my workout for today.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:34 PM   #202  
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I weigh 152 as of this morning and I started at 160
(trying to eventually make it to the 130s) but I will be happy to be out of the 150s by the end of this month!!!
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:28 PM   #203  
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Sorry MIA this past weekend...just having a fun filled weekend, which is always good (enjoying the outdoors, food, friends and not sitting at home obsessing about food or weight).

This past weekend was great. Last Saturday, I had Souplantation but ate healthy there. I had a plate of salad, and the other plate of just bits of the not-so-good-for-you stuff like pastas and breads. But I made sure I ate more salad stuff to fill me up. I went with a friend who is also trying yoga with me and trying to lose weight too. So we both ate healthy and watched ourselves and hunger level. It's great when you can dine with other people that are trying to lose weight too! They eat healthy too! So next on Saturday's agenda was the beach, then a happy hour, where I tried a SKINNY GIRL MARGARITA! It was so good! Only a 100 cals! Then dinner was pizza, but i only ate 3 small pieces (like 1/2 of a personal sized pizza), and was full. I did good Saturday despite having done no exercise, and came out with about 2000 cals. But with all the walking and dragging stuff to the beach, I probably burned at LEAST 200 cals.

Sunday, I gained 2 pounds from Saturday's splurge, so I worked out super hard (burning 900 cals!), and ate healthy and light all day.

This morning, I woke up and went back down 2 pounds, so now I'm 152.5. PHEW!!!

Only a few more days until I weigh-in, and last week's weigh in was 152.0. So I'm hoping to be less than that this week. My goal is 151.


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MightyWoman--That ONE cupcake probably did not have done that much damage as you would think. In your post yesterday, you said you cheated badly. The chicken kabobs and 1 cupcake doesn't sound so bad. Really, think about how you feel about food. If that is the way you obsess over 1 cupcake and healthy kebobs, then I would binge too eventually. You have to have a little something nice every now and then to prevent massively binging/overeating of sub par food.

Anyhow, don't feel like you are doomed to be on antidepressants and will have to miss out on life with your son. I know some AWESOME mothers that do it all, work 60 hours, have nannys, use sitters, and then take care of the household after work. It's not easy. I'm not saying that, but you can do it, if that is the way it has to be for both you and your husband. I know missing him will be tough, but do not, I repeast DO NOT use food as a coping method. Food will not be your friend during this time. Food will not help you out or give you advice. People will. Use your husband's every effort to help you out, and even ask him more often to help you. Ask your boss for less responsibility when possible, and opt to do less work or easier tasks at work. Make your life simplified through planning. Plan meals, snacks, and grocery shopping on the weekends, so come monday, you'll be prepared. Identify and avoid binge triggers. Look for ways to get active, if you have time. Park far from your place of work so you can at least get a good 15 min to work, and 15 min to your car...30 min of this walking at 2.5 mph is 100 cals easily, times 5 days is 500 cals. That's 1 workout that you wouldn't have done otherwise. Take stairs. Things like this add up. You can do it!

So I guess you are still doing that cleanse program with your sister? When you're at home alone w/ your baby, you can also try DVD's like this one from Jennifer Nicole Lee:

http://www.amazon.com/Fabulously-Fit.../dp/B000O3C51A

There's a move called "kiss the baby" where you can use your baby to exercise! It seems fun! I was checking out this DVD for my sister.

Anyhoo...try your best to be your best and always remember that YOUR health is the priority, because without your health and well being, you can't work, you can't take care of your baby and your husband.

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Jelma--I have been using MyFitnessPal for quite some time now. I believe almost 4 weeks now. I have lost some weight too! It really helps to keep track of everything. It's so easy. I suggest you use that site as it has a more extensive database than other websites.

For dinners, salads are great. For protein, put your fish or chicken wrapped in foil in the toaster oven to cook and use minimal oil as the juices prevent sticking or use nonstick foil. The toaster oven gives off less heat. Also you can make gazpacho. I like this recipe that my friend gave me:

PINEAPPLE- CUCUMBER GAZPACHO by Chef Matthew Kenney
Makes 4 to 6 servings

4 cups chopped, peeled cucumber (1 large English or a few Kirbys)
4 cups chopped pineapple (1 large or 2 small)
1 cup fresh pineapple juice
1 small jalapeņo pepper, seeded and diced
1 green onion, white and 1 inch of green, chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 handful cilantro leaves, plus a few for garnish
3 tablespoons avocado or macadamia oil
1 handful finely chopped raw macadamia nuts

In a blender, add 3 cups each of cucumber, pineapple , pineapple juice,
jalapeņo, green onion, lime juice and salt; blend smooth. Add remaining cup
of cucumber and pineapple, cilantro and half of oil. Pulse a few times,
leaving mixture chunky.

Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve garnished with cilantro.

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It's so simple, and you can substitute the avocado oil with olive or walnut oil whatever other nut oils you hav at home. It's SO GOOD! Every friend that tried it asked for the recipe from me.

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ladolcevita26--Hi there! Let's get out of this thread and into the 140's soon! I am watching this thread and subscribed to it, so we'll give each other the support we need.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:55 AM   #204  
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Belia thank you that was what I needed!! You are great at supporting others & helping them get out of a rut. Today is another day & when I get home this afternoon I am going to workout. I am still doing the cleanse but am right back where I started mainly because working out has been a challenge for me the past 4 days.

I love that recipe you gave and am going to try it soon.

Well I got to get going but will check back with you all soon.

Still trying to get out of the 150s I want to get out of here!!
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I just hit the 150's today. Weighed in 159.4! So glad to be here and will be even more glad when I leave! LOL!!
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I just hit the 150's today. Weighed in 159.4! So glad to be here and will be even more glad when I leave! LOL!!
Welcome here Angelique! Let's move Move MOVE outa here together!

I am at 152.5 still...but hopefully my Wed/Thurs weigh-in will make me more motivated to take it down a pound. 151 would be fantastic by Thursday!

Tonight and tomorrow will be somewhat busy which should help make me plan more and not think / obsess over food.

Talk soon!
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ok, i measured my thigh today even though i wasn't supposed to for 2 more days. When I started my thigh was 38 inches, as of today it is 22 inches. Yes I am amazed to say the least
The advocare 24 day challenge that I am on the first stage is a 10 day cleanse and I really didnt think it was working much but then I measured. Ok I am amazed.
Weight is the same, so I am hoping next challenge part will help me get out of here.
Come on ladies lets pump some iron and get on out of the 150;s

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mightywoman - that is awesome, that is a ton of inches! I didn't take measurements when I started, I really regret that.

Beila - Sounds like you had a great weekend, I have heard of the skinny girl margaritas, I will have to try one. I don't understand why mixed drinks need to be so super high in calories.

Thanks for the recipe, it sounds great. I will have a ton of cucumbers from my dad's garden soon and I need a way to use them up. I use to have a toaster oven but got rid of it because I never used it. I have a microwave from probably the 70s but I hardly ever use it.

Angelique - welcome!

Last night was a great dinner - flank steak & corn on the grill with a cucumber/onion salad. I also roasted some red peppers that I am going to mix with the leftover corn and make either some kind of mexican dish or a pasta dish for dinner tonight.

I am so glad not to be tempted by desserts as there is a huge chocolate cake and iced cookies in my break room right now. I went in, weighed myself and then looked at the calorie count on the cake - 440 and 19 grams of fat! No thanks, especially with my awesome weigh in today - 149.5!
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Smile Howdy Ladies!

Way to go Jelma!! You made it to the 140s, I'm so proud of you.

I am still working my way to the 140's and trying to keep my goal by the end of July to get there. I actually gained two lbs but I am a lot leaner than I was before so I think its turned to muscle. I can fit into my size 8 pants again, wow!! Just got done working out on my step, and today is the last day of the clean. I was just thinking I wish I hated cheese because that is my weakness, I ate some cheese when I finished working out with my rice cake, oh my!! it was so yummy.
Tomorrow I start the next phase of the 24 day challenge with Advocare. I think this is the stage with the vitamin packs & meal replacement shakes/bars. Going to stick with this!!!!! I want to see some results.
As far as my job, my interview was cancelled by my previous employer due to a network crisis at their place so she is going to call me to reschedule next week. I have another lead that is going to review my resume and call me back. Praying that a part time option will open up and be what I need for me and my family.
Take care everyone and I will check back with y'all next week. This weekend I have my husbands work party here at the house, so I will be out of touch for a few days!!
Lets get to 140's!!!!
I think I can I think I can I think I can.....I know I can I know I can I know I can!!!!
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Welcome Angelique!


Glad to see ya join us, we are so excited you are here. Let's work on getting out of the 150's. If you have any tips you want to share with us that would be great.

I'm trying to workout at least 4 times a week, but pushing to do more if I can. I've only got to workout 2x this week because my dvd player is gone, but I'm making the best of it. Also, I am only eating fish & chicken, with veggies no pasta. I got this great grilling basket for veggies & they turn out perfect every time!

I am currently doing the Advocare 24 day challenge with my sister in law and just finished the cleansing stage. The fiber drink was the worst thing I've ever tasted but it did work. I will let you & everyone else know what I think of it when I finish, there are 14 days left in it.

Well I got to get going just wanted to welcome you to the 150's!!
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