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Old 04-11-2014, 11:04 AM   #256  
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Thistimeitsreal Welcome to the challenge! Nice to have you here. Looking forward to getting to know you.

Rennie I am a bad girl with the close slaw, I use the store bought stuff, but I mind my portion
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:20 PM   #257  
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Sum, I've heard that red is the hardest color to create and keep true. My mom has been a redhead for so long now that I think her roots are permanently affected! You're going to be in those 4's soon, I know it.

Rennie, grats on the new low!! Wow, you are amazing. Don't worry about the saggy stuff, skin takes longer to pull in. Keep on keeping on and your skin will catch up. The Food Lion cake sounds wonderful and very smart to get the small cake! If you can do a controlled splurge, then by all means go nuts. I eat out myself several times a week and try to get dishes with lots of veggies and fill up on those, but it's really easy to eat over a 1000 calories in a restaurant dish, isn't it? I always bring home at least half or 2/3rds of my order, though - and usually give it away to my kids once home. Either way, enjoy yourself!

Thanks for asking, Rennie; my mood is okay at the moment. It might be hormonal, who knows? I'm doing what I can to keep the dark cloud at bay. Keep the mind busy, keep the body busy (and NOT with food! Haha..).
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:00 PM   #258  
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Aaaah! We've all had horrid gastro. All four kids, including the baby and then DH and I inevitably succumbed. It was short and sharp but I definitely became dehydrated, think I'll weigh myself now (after breakfast and about a million glasses of water) and make that my weight for the week. I am still losing though, I can see it!
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:31 PM   #259  
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Rennie

I posted here before without realizing it was a challenge thread so
I guess I need to come up with a May 14 goal.... That's about a month away so let's go with a goal weight of 192. That might be a tad aggressive since my weight loss is likely to slow with me having 3 holidays between now and then but we'll see. My birthday is right after we dance like chickens....41.....I feel a little nauseous.
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Sum, I have two Aunts that make their own Cole Slaw so I just don't like the one in the store. It's always too soupy. My cousin makes hers with raspberry vinaigrette dressing instead of mayo. So so good My family loves it when I make it that way also, I like the mayo way though

Thanks Cattails I picked up the book 8 minutes in the morning to a flat belly by Jorge Cruise. I figure it can't hurt and it's 8 minutes, what would be my reason not to do it. NADA!! I get a to go tray when I have a big entrée so that I can separate it in the beginning. One of the kids will usually ask for it before I can place it on the table Glad you're smiling today

Chubby Mum hope everyone has fully recovered.

LOL Shannon 41 isn't bad and you look great I'll be 48 on Monday And loving this age. I think I look pretty good also I'm rooting for you with all that you have going on in May. That's a lot at one time. At least all of mine were only once a month until October but hopefully by then I'll be at goal, or very close We have a birthday in here every month from Dec to April. Then nothing until Oct when my husband and sons birthdays are a day apart. My husband likes carrot cake so no problem there. But my son usually wants a homemade banana pudding ... so much sugar I've gotten better I only eat a cup and I am good. I don't like it when the bananas turn black, yuck Oh I made the beans but haven't ate a serving. I did taste then, thank you. I'm also gonna try that salsa, with sour cream and I forgot the other ingredient. That sounds good also. I will let you know

Well calories are low again today, carbs are slightly higher than yesterday and I still need about 16oz of water so I should be good.

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Old 04-12-2014, 08:35 AM   #261  
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Welcome Shannonsnail!! It may be a "challenge" thread originally, but we like to chat as well
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I have had 3 OP days straight! It is a start, right? Scale and I are becoming friends again

I walked and did step aerobics yesterday. According to MFP I burned 1112 cals. I don't believe it, though. But regardless it was a good exercise and eating day.

So My new thing is skipping dinner. I frontload the calories earlier on the day; have a huge lunch. It seems to be working. I am getting into the mindset of not snacking at night. -- Now I am forced to eat bfast. It is hard but the eggs seem to go down easy. This morning I will cook an omelet with lots of veggies and some turkey and cheddar cheese.

I will also hit the gym for some weights, walk the pup for 4.2 miles (now that the snow is gone we increased the length by a mile) and perhaps swim for 45 min.

Another gorgeous day shaping up, 70F today. Yeah, baby!! I could get used to this!!

I am setting a mini goal to get down to 140.x by next Friday's weigh in; gulp. I hope I can drop 2+ pounds in one week. But if I stay OP and keep exercising, I should be able to do it!

ETA: I adjusted my ticket to reflect my true weight. I need to drop 7+ pounds in one month to meet my goal That seems so unattainable right now, but let's see how close I can get...

Plan for the day
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B - omelet w/veggies, turkey and cheese. Salsa.
L - Pulled pork, coleslaw, salad
D - None
S - TBD

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4.2 mile pup walk 65 min
Weight lifting 45 min
Swimming 45 min

Weight 142.6

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Old 04-12-2014, 01:15 PM   #263  
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Gorgeous day today,,,but i'll be indoors trying to tidy up the house and put things in order, I think i need to do that to just have my head in the right place and then focus on my weight.

Went to dinner and dancing with a friend last night, tried to order healthy.....it wasn't easy....

today i'm having a problem with my legs and feet, they are swollen....one foot is especially bad. Not sure what it could be.

sum I like your plan of skipping dinner....
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Had to take our dog to the vet for his annual checkup this morning.....cha ching! Later today I've got to get groceries. This is probably the first time in, well it's the first time ever, that I ate all the produce and my fridge is empty! Usually on trash day I empty out the fridge to get rid of all the produce I didn't eat. Times are changing!

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Old 04-12-2014, 02:54 PM   #265  
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Rennie, that 8 minutes sounds great! Did I really say "controlled splurge?" Isn't that a paradox? I meant, if you can splurge and then go back to normal again - sometimes that's a slippery slope! But you are so dedicated and strong.

Chubby, hope you and yours are on the mend!

Shannon, welcome to the challenge/chat! Forty-one, ah, you're a young one. I'm 46 and happy to be this age. And isn't it wonderful to have to replace the veggies because they've been eaten, not because they've gone rotten. LOL

Hi Zumba! Sorry to hear about the swelling, hope that resolves.

Sum, sounds like you're getting things lined up nicely! It seems like it makes sense to eat heavier in the midday when your energy output is highest and lighter in the evening when you're getting ready to rest. I've got my fingers crossed for your minigoal and goal as well.

I spent yesterday taking care of chicks and turtles, today I need to do some taking care of ME (exercise). Time to get to it! Happy Saturday, all.

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Old 04-13-2014, 06:45 AM   #266  
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Finally below 150 this morning!! I was so busy yesterday cleaning my house that i didn't overeat...and the swelling is down on my foot this morning thank goodness.....

Plan today is the same as yesterday...continuing my organizing and eat low carb, two meals....

maybe there is light at the end of this tunnel (getting my chicken suit ready)
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Cattails yes, it is a nice feeling! I always felt so guilty before. I know age is a state of mind but I'm having a hard time with 41. 40 sounded nicer, lol!

Rennie lets us know how the book goes. I'm pretty sure I owned it and didn't use it (along with many others like it) a long time ago. I'm terrible with follow through!

That's good news Zumba!

I had a very off plan dinner last night but am ready to be back on track, esp after seeing the effect on my blood sugar. Fortunately I don't think it threw my weight loss off by much. i am feeling tired today though. We went out to run an errand yesterday and it turned into an all afternoon/evening event. My daughter got to bed two hours later than usual so I went to bed later...tired!

Hope everyone has a nice Sunday!

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Zumba glad the swelling has gone down and yay for organization ... it does bring peace in all areas starting with a clean/tidy house, makes me feel good too

Shannon, eating all the veggies in the fridge, I have yet to do that. I'll buy it and then just don't feel like cooking it. And then one day I want to cook everything and then there's too much for me and I don't have time to eat it all so the cycle continues I'm just bad. I will surely let you know how things go with that book LOL Shannon, I was talking to my husband about 48 and still having TOM visit and then my SIL called and said child I will be 50 next month and it's time to make some changes for the better and thought huh 48 isn't so bad

Sum good for you on skipping dinner I think I'm gonna need to fast for two days

Cattails, it may be a paradox but it truly makes sense to me and I understood. I think the entire journey has controlled splurges to be honest. So what a great way to put it/name it

I had fajitas from Lime Fresh Mexican for lunch yesterday and a side order of fries with ketchup and a slice of (kid's meal) cheese pizza from Chili's for dinner. I didn't think it was too too bad but I was up 1.6 this morning. I think it is more sodium and TOM than anything so I am trying to keep the smile on my face. I don't think that I will be seeing anything below 160 or 160 tomorrow but I did come close. SO I'll have to get there by the end of this challenge. When is that again Cattails?

Oh and a great NSV for me. I had to get new jeans, I only bought 3 pair. They are a size 10. I don't know that last time I have worn a 10. I was shocked, but my size 12 slacks (from 2010 when I loss weight) that I wear to church were/are looking really frumpy so now I have to work on a couple pairs of slacks, and some new tops. Previous size 16's.
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Rennie, that's a terrific NSV!! Honestly now, how many times have you checked the tags since you brought them home? For sure, yesterday's food had a lot of sodium, you'll see that water off quickly. Dance Like A Chicken Day is May 14th, a whole month to go - you've got this! Zumba, glad to hear you're dusting off the costume! LOL Nice that the scale's being friendly!

Shannon, hope your day is restful!

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Old 04-13-2014, 09:28 PM   #270  
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We had a wicked storm last night and lost power for 24 hrs. So much tree damage.

I had a great OP weekend Scale and I are becoming friends again I hope I can continue my clean eating and exercise regimen for the week and see that 140 (or below) by Friday.

Tomorrow is my fast day.
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