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Old 06-18-2007, 08:09 AM   #1  
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Good morning, everyone! Here it is Monday already! Time to be up and at 'em! Move move move.

Heather, thanks for getting us going on a new thread! Oh and as for the bike helmet... the reason I didn't have it was because when I left home I didn't plan on riding but was just taking it in for repairs. But as cheap as helmets are I may just buy another one to leave in the car trunk just in case!

Catherine, glad you are feeling better and yah I can sure understand that having so much daylight would affect your sleep! And yah probably wise to learn how to fix the bike flats and stuff myself except I think I would really rather just pay someone to do it. And in this case they didn't charge me anything at all for the labor since I bought the stuff there.

Lisa congratulations on the 34.1 pounds! Sounds as if you are doing just great on your plan!! Way to go!

Debbie, LOL I wear myself out too! Tee hee... in fact yesterday afternoon I slept and read most of the day. Didn't do any exercise at all and it felt good to just crash. And I would love to get together with you sometime and go biking when you get your bike! It was definitely worth it for me spending the $$$ to buy it as I enjoy being out and it is something "new" to do for exercise. Not sure where you live but the Burke Gilman trail is not that far from me. I was going to try the Interurban but that is the one that said "Please Walk Bikes" LOL. I think they still have quite a way to go on finishing it, as it is supposed to eventually connect with BG and go north so a lot of it is still either walking or just riding on the roads. Oh and your "splurge" breakfast does not sound that bad... you kept the portions of stuff very small... LOL except of course yes the cinnamon roll was kind of "off" but still you did okay as long as you jump right back OP!!!

Sharon, LOL about your experimenting with your diet foods to make them a bit more palatable! We have to do what we have to do to keep this thing going, huh? And thanks for asking about Annie. She is continuing to improve but of course still has a long way to go. But she is beginning to eat stuff like graham cracker crumbs with her own hand, say stuff like "mo" for "more" etc. She completed a month in in-patient rehab and is now back at home with outpatient rehab. But we are thankful that she is continuing to make progress, slow as it seems at times.

Well, about time to go to work and I am not ready so have to rush around as usual!!

Blessings to everyone, and I look forward to reading more about each of your day!!

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Old 06-18-2007, 09:14 AM   #3  
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Hey everyone!

I'm feeling excellent this Monday morning. I went for my weekly "official" weigh in yesterday and I'm down another 3lbs! That's a total of 11. Now it's time to start getting active. I took my bike out Saturday and started dusting it off a little ... I just have to not be so lazy when I get home from work. Doesn't sound so hard, does it?

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Things are sloooowing down a bit here. I've only lost 2.7 pounds in the last two weeks. I'm hoping it's water retention! If by the end of the week I've still only had a small loss again I'm going to reassess things. It could just be a semi-plateau. I don't specifically count calories, but I've done rough tallies and I think I'm eating between 1200 and 1500 a day. Perhaps this is one of those situations where I have to eat a little more for a while. Perhaps it's because I just turned 40 and have hit some sort of dreaded metabolic wall.

Then again, perhaps I should just quit whining and enjoy my 1.2 pound loss this week!
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Congrats on the 3 pounds inadreem. Hoping you have another great week this week!
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Good Morning My Chickies!!

Nancy: on finally finding your apt!!
3 months is a way loooong time, but I knew when the right one came along you would find it!!! I am really happy for you...the place looks so nice...I love the blue in the bathroom!!!


Kayley: I am so glad you are feeling better, and like the other ladies, hope you don't mind all the extra Mommy-ing!! My boys are going to the "Warped Tour" and are seeing other local bands this summer...I used to do it alot too, so I know how much FUN it is!!!


cdncatlover: It is getting really hot here too. I am not a big fan of extreme heat...85 is the most I like! And crazy enough...we are most likely going to move to Florida in about 3-5 years!


Zelma: I LOVE that outfit!! And there is no need to worry about the "mutton/lamb" thing...you look awesome and should show it off every chance you get!!! I always tell my kids that if I was skinny I would be walking around with very little clothing on!!! Which always leads to major and someone always handing me a -type food!!


Catherine: I am SO happy to see you are feeling better my friend!!
Those rotten hormones always screw everything up!! Too bad science hasn't come up with a pill that when you fell that you are done with having kids you can just be through with the whole thing!! Why should we have to suffer for so long afterwards? I would have taken it 10 years ago!!!! I am so done with the whole mess!!!(yep...it's my turn to PMS!!!)And oh man, chinese is a hard thing to pass up even if it makes me swell like a balloon!!


Debbie: Sorry you aren't getting much sleep, and I hope your cough gets better soon! I was reading that it is important to have proper sleep or whatever program you are doing might not work as well. If you can (even with all those people!) try to take a short nap.


Cris: on your daughter's awards!! You must have been one proud mama!!! It's funny, when someone notices and actually says something, I find myself feeling great for the moment, but I always wind up going off-point the rest of the day. I know it should make me focus more, but I can't figure out why I go the other way. I must have some real bigtime issues I don't know about!!


Sue: Just reading your posts make me tired!! I am so proud of you for all the exercising you are doing...even if you already blew out your tire!!! I'm glad it wasn't too expensive to fix. And those 3 lbs have to be muscle!!!!


Lisa: Glad you are finding some easier ways to have your meals. I find it hard to believe that grilled chicken and lettuce is a "bad" thing!!


Sharon: OMG!!! That sounds so scary!!! (Is that why you had the toilet accident, cause I sure would have!!) You are lucky you didn't get hurt! I am always shutting down the computer and stuff when it is stormy.


As for me, a busy weekend is over, even though a busier one is ahead!! My parents are comming from Florida on Sat (I love them to death, but it's still slightly stressful ), and Scott's graduation and party is Sunday. My "boys" have redone the deck, put up the gazebo and lights, even built some benches and a small table!! I have been running around looking for a patio set~I have found a million but none that I actually like the table AND the chairs at the same time! Either the chairs are too flimsy or the table is ugly. {{{sigh}}}
I have cheated this am and got on the scale and lost another lb, but I can't count that until Thurs. But it still made me feel good...I think the jumping in and out of the car really CAN count as exercise!!!

Have a Great OP Day!
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Morning chickies!

Hope you all are well.

Sharon! That is a scarey thing that happened. I would have needed a few adult beverages after that, no doubt about it!!

Nancy...your apartment is gorgeous! I love the blue paint! My living room is a similar color. I love it. Greenwich is a lovely place. I was just down in East Norwalk which is close to there last weekend. Looks like patience is a virtue and you now have your own personal space to call your own. I wish you happiness there!

This week I stayed the same weight wise. Not sure if its the exercise or what. I think I need to up my calories a bit as I am eating the same amount, but doing more and I think I am not getting enough calories in. Does that make sense?

Oh well.... to you all and have a GREAT OP week!!
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Morning all~

I hope everyone had a good weekend. I had a great one of doing absolutely nothing. First time in a long time that I had a weekend to relax and enjoy myself.

Well, my body finally decided to forgive me for my binge last week and I not only lost the one pound that I was holding onto, I lost another which brings me, according to my scale, to a 50lbs. loss. I was so doing the Snoopy Dance this morning behind that one. However, while getting dressed this morning, I hurt my back while grabbing my sneakers to go for a walk, so I will be sidelined from my morning walk for the rest of the week and depending on how I am feeling later, I may have my mother take me to the emergency clinic.

My son's graduation ceremony, he's 9 and graduated from 3rd grade , was great. His class did a little performance to the R. Kelly song, I Believe I Can Fly. I have to say that to see that was one of the cutest things in the world. Even with all the refreshments that they had, I managed to eat okay. I had the cheese off two small slices of pizza and a small cup of juice. The cupcakes they had were so calling my name, but I ignored them after the cake and ice cream from earlier in the week.

I hope everyone has a great week!!!
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Hey congrats on 50 Story! That's awesome, and a huge accomplishment.
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Lisa-I hope your foot is feeling better. I know you must feel great to be back on track with just a detour. I hope you enjoyed your Fatherís Day dinner. My husband wasnít able to be with his dad, but sent things and talked to him several times. His two sisters sent nothing, and didnít bother to call. I told him that his sisters are so stupid. My dad died when I was in my early 20ís, and Iíd give anything to be able to call him and talk to him on his birthday or Fatherís Day. I envy you.

Debbie-Iíve always found that the day after a big slip, I actually have lots of extra energy. Who knew that cutting calories might affect something like how much energy you have. Did you get your breakfast in bed? That would have made it doubly decadent.

Sharon-Iím so glad you guys are okay, to **** with the electronics. We had seven people hit here yesterday, and one died, and his wife lost the baby she was carrying. I was struck once through a phone line. Why I was on a pay phone outside in the middle of a lightening storm is another story. When you wake up in a puddle in the middle of a parking lot, thatís never good. At least your house didnít catch fire either. We used to have so much lightening in St. Pete that thatís why I started using laptops. That way I can run with it unplugged. Surge protectors donít stop lightening.

Sue-Well, if you can talk anyone out of charging for labor, then that is definitely the way to go. Now if you could find a car mechanic who would do the same thing.

Inadreem-Congrats on the loss. Now of this is ďhardĒ exactly. I often say that this diet is very simple, just not easy. Eat less, move more is just so simple isnít it? If it makes you feel any better, they have actually found couch potato genes that make certain people adverse to exercise. So it could be that it isnít your fault, blame it on you ancestors.

Meta-As many plateaus as I have had, I have broken more of them with eating more that eating less. They usually happen to me when I start some kind of new exercise program, so my body just shuts down practically. I think out of protest.

Donna-I former roommate is an alcoholic, and she would literally have a binge once a month. She finally had a hysterectomy, and had a lot easier time. She said that most of the women at her AA are post menopausal. I guess that if you had a problem with drinking, those hormones would make it harder. I know that if Iím going to have a big binge, that it happens then. I had the same problem when I was buying a new dining table. I finally found what I wanted at a used business furniture place. It had been a conference table. I like stackable chairs. We need to be able to seat a couple of dozen at a time during parties, but this is a small condo. Between parties I stack them next to the wall behind the table. They are also stronger than the average chair if you know what I mean. The table with 12 stacking chairs cost less than $100. I liked that too.

Peggy-That makes complete sense about having to eat more. That has happened to me repeatedly. When I could barely get out of bed, I ate 1200. When I started walking, I had to go up to 1500, and when I started swimming, I had to go up to 1800, and even at that I had to have some fruit in the locker room to have enough strength to drive home. Thatís pretty much where I am at now. At my weight, an hour of shoveling snow or yard work can burn 1500 calories.

The Story-Congratulations on reaching 50 pounds. I know that has got to make you feel great. Watch out for those injuries. Iím nursing several right now, and have decided to just rest until they heal. Our bodies havenít been used to doing this kind of stuff in years, or maybe ever, so you have to treat your body like a pro athletes at time.

Iím off to do some sewing and laundry. After that Iím going to get my big backpack and hit the grocery store. Itís a big internal frame one like I used to use for backpacking trips. I do have fun with my husband sometimes with it. When we have a spat, and I decide to go for a walk, Iíll tell him Iím going to the mall, and Iím taking my big bag. The look of sheer terror on his face is priceless. I rarely buy anything because Iím a horrible skin flint, but I like for him to worry about it. I did once buy a couple of pillows on sale for $5, and when I came in the door with my bag stuffed, I put it down hard like it was really heavy. His eyes got to be the size of saucers. As an example of how big a tight wad I can be, we bought some balloons with Canadian flags on them for my party after I became a permanent resident. After the party, I untied them carefully, and put them back in the package for the next party. That just blew himself away. He said heís seen people reuse birthday cake candles, but never balloons.
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OK...kind of a dumb question. How do you figure out how many calories per day that you should be taking in? Some of the calculators say I should be taking in over 3400 cals per day! That can't be right! I am averaging about 1500-1700 per day. With the increased cardio, I know I should be taking in more, but how do you know how much is a good amount and not too much? I will say that last week a couple days I did not get enough calories and one day I had too many, but they kind of balanced themselves out over the whole week.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Hi Girlies, I pretty much stayed the same this week, as today was my WI. I sorta figured I didn't lose, you know how you can just tell.

Meta Chick- 2.7 lbs lost is better than 2.7 lbs gained. Heck, take whatever you can get!! LOL[/COLOR]

TheStory- Congrats on the 50lbs of flab gone. Man, that must feel so good and what an accomplishment. Keep up the good work!!

Catherine- Nope, didn't get breakfast in bed. Actually, I ended up making most of it and then had to clean it up. That's just the way I am though. I don't really mind either...keeps me movin'!

Torister- My doc had recommended 1600 calories a day. He says if I go any less I would get bored with it and just quit. I've been keeping myself closer to 1200 though but do sometimes go up to 1600. I think my lousy thyroid and diabetes have alot to do with my slooooooooooooooow weight loss too, that's why I try to keep it around 1200.

Well, that's it for me. Hope everyone had a great OP day and lots of movin' and groovin'!!

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Well Obviously I am feeling good that exercising is finally working for me.. I do feel guilty I am not doing it as much as I think I should be. I figured out I have lost at least 15 lbs if not more since beginning of May. A few while I was traveling cross country but most since I have been home and turning over a "New Leaf". I think everyone is doing a great job.. I think just loggin in here and being accountable is a great feat for people like us.

Well off to fix the washer ( hubby told me how to.. lets see if I can..lol) then change into exercise cloths and planning on getting my 2 miles in. Tomorrow will be another town day so not sure how much I will get done. But after this loss I am gung ho to get busier.. I bought a beautiful halter dress from holyclothing.com and I would like to wear it on my anniversary August 17th. Looking at the measurements and my current ones it will fit but not sure if it will look right if u know what i mean.. So my goal is to have it look sexy rather than fat chick in a skinny chicks type dress..lol Wish me luck!

Is there something where the group counts like how many lbs as a group is lost each month? I have dial up so I only look at certain titles.. ( i know me bad..lol) Anywas.. Great work and lets keep loosing these lbs and inches.. We can do it!
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Peggy-I have to tinker all the time with the amount of calories. You might have to experiment to see what works best for you.

Debbie-I'm the same way about wanting to take care of stuff myself. Himself will offer to do dishes, but I just prefer to do this stuff myself because I like it done just so.

Stormie-I can't wait until I can wear something sexy.
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MetaChick ~ Thanks. I am feeling pretty jazzed about losing that much weight.


hippievanlady ~ Thanks> I am going to take the next few days to relax and follow my doctor's orders and pray for a speedy recovery so I can get out there and get back to walking again.


Debbie54 ~ Thanks much.


Well, I had my mom take me to the emergency clinic this morning and it looks like I pulled the muscle in my back. I was given three different meds and went and had x-rays done of my back to make sure that there isn't any more damage than that. I fully intend to take it easy for the next few days and I have to go and see my primary doctor in a few days.


In other news, I weighed myself this evening and I lost another pound! I am so jazzed by that and will be watching what I am eating the next few days since I am going to be off my exercise routine this week.

Have a great evening all.
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