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Old 01-16-2010, 07:58 PM   #256  
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Ok. Someone reel me in. I am falling into the carb ocean!!! Save me. Throw me a life vest!
Me too! It's awful. I think I'm starting to recognise a pattern when I get to 122 lbs. I'm subconsciously sabotaging my weight loss efforts. I ate a whopping 2,500 calories today. I can't believe it.

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Old 01-16-2010, 08:19 PM   #257  
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Taurie and jellofer-Come back to us!! Those carbs have a crazy way of inviting friends to join them in our tummies!

Sandye-I'm like that too where it's hard to admit how bad I've been or the how much my weight jumped up from something. I'm glad you got it off your chest and now you can get back to business with a clear conscience.

Emilia-Awesome job on the 5 lbs! WOW! Way to start the year out right!

Tummy-I'm starting a kind of pre-marathon-training training as soon as we move and I can use the treadmills at school. Although the temps are WAY better right now, the roads are a slushy, icy mess, so outdoor running is still out for the time being.

Today was mattress shopping day for the family. After 5 furniture stores we found ones we all liked and so that's another thing to check off my moving to-do list. Why do so many of the things on my list involve spending money!?!? UGH!! Anyway, I didn't go too crazy today as we ate out for lunch. I kept breakfast and supper small to accomodate. Time to hydrate. Have a great night all!
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:37 PM   #258  
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Ok.. The carb binge is over. It was tasty though. But now for the protein beach. It will feel so great. Off to bust through another wall. Thanks for all of the life rafts. I was at work today and it was just one thing after another. It all started with the little bit of pasta I had yesterday with lunch. But I am back in control and am going to pat my little bloated belly and off to sleep. I am working 12 hours again tomorrow and already have my POP lunch planned and hubby is making POP dinner tomorrow night.

I felt like the titanic though after it ran into the iceberg. Sinking and quickly. Then I heard that shivering little voice, Jack, come back Jack. (done in my best Kate Winslet voice) And then poof. Here I am.

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Old 01-16-2010, 11:43 PM   #259  
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Jellofer, you sounded just like Kate Winslet.

Tiff? Where are you? Are you still running alongside the wagon? We're all still here ready to haul you back up, but you'd better ditch the evil McSausage before you hop on! That is not food, don't do it! I like the mall walking suggestion, but if getting everyone out of the house is too daunting, what about putting on your favorite dance music, holding the baby, and making everyone else dance with you? Wear out the wee ones, get a little exercise and give yourself a little you time with your own music! If it's fun, maybe dance parties can be the new reward, rather than food!

Okay, there are too many people on here for me to address everyone by name (without it taking forever), but so many I want to make comments to. This group really is amazing in the personal encouragement department. What a wonderful way to feel committed and accountable, with so many people watching your back. I am so encouraged and inspired by, and really proud of everyone who is reaching their goals and mini goals.

My scale crapped out today. There were warning signs, and a new battery was not the problem. So, suggestions, please? I would be fine with a regular old scale, and have never tried one that gives body fat blah blah blah (I don't even know what else they make now, but I don't want to go back to my old old scale that had to be set 6 pounds over to weigh accurately), so would appreciate a little advice.

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Old 01-17-2010, 08:08 AM   #260  
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Ms Perception thanks for that.
Jellofer lol, you're so funny.

Mine started with having macaroni and cheese for lunch and progressed to having a sundae for dinner, then a chorizo quesadilla for second dinner!

Today I'll eat like an

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Old 01-17-2010, 09:52 AM   #261  
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Ok - I seriously need someone to hit me upside the head. I cannot for the life of me get the motivation to start back on my diet. I have maintained my weight loss for 2 months but still have a long way to go. I just can't figure out what my mental block is. I am working out 5 days a week and I look forward to the workouts, it is just the eating issue that I can't bring myself to get under control.
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Morning Ladies,

Nello - I just finished reading a book that talked about making small changes and such but one piece of advice was to add things to your diet instead of taking anything away in the beginning. Like adding a big salad for lunch and still "allowing" yourself whatever you were having before but just making sure you had that one thing each day. The idea being you won't have as much room to eat the other stuff. I found it to be an interesting strategy as I think small steps are completely the way to go. How is Chalean going?

Taurie - Ahh it's food porn, hide my virgin eyes!!! Glad you're doing better today, mac and cheese does it every time.

LouisaH
- I have a Soehnle scale which I love to little bits and pieces and it even weighed the same as the last one, thank goodness. Mine does do body fat, it would probably make me a nice cup of coffee if I asked it really like too. Any scale that has to be set 6lbs over, that's crazy talk.

Jellofer - Well I can't say that Sandye and I wanted company in the belly bloat department but hey why not, come aboard. Glad you're back in your happy place and have an awesome day at work!

MsP- We're super warm right now as well but it's turned the dirt road into and slushy mess, I managed one day out there and my shoes just aren't ever going to be the same. Ok, wow, that's how many mattresses for all of you? Ouch on the pocketbook, my goodness. I'm tentatively thinking end of February for "training" which is really pre-training, lol, but I want to start getting in some really good base miles around then and hopefully I'll be at goal by then. Sounds good, we can trade tips!

Sandye - I kind of wish I was wrong about that description too but sadly, thems the breaks. I'm more of that incredibly unhealthy, stand in the pantry and close the door and eat till I feel ill kind of binger, very bad, mental issues I tell ya! I used to do it every so often in addition to eating like crapola so no wonder I was that heavy but I've been managing ok since the start of this. I can just totally identify with that much weight in a month, I've done 17 in a week before with daily bindging so I can imagine 30 won't be impossible. But water under the bridge, right? Onto smaller and better things this year. And on being unpacked! That must feel amazing, like you just might be settled!

Emilia - on five pounds this month, that's fantastic! We're only on the 17th too, you just might blow past that goal yet.

Ahh the day off, well it used to be, now study, study. But at least I like school this time. My first test is coming up this week so I better make sure I know my stuff. Interestingly in my class there is no one who has had a weight "issue" before. Some have had, or do have some vanity weight but nothing significant. The instructor was talking about empathy and how as personal trainers a large majority of folks we'll be working with will have large weight issues and how difficult that is to identify with when you've always been fit. Who knew this was going to be good for something one day, lol.

Have a great Sunday ladies!
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Happy Sunday Girls!
Wow- I read and caught up with all the news in the last couple of days, You gals crack me up!!!!! It sounds like we are all slooowllly buckling our seat belts to stay ON THE WAGON.... It really is tough the first couple of days to get back in to the good habits. BUT, I know we can do this!!!!

I am working this weekend, so time is a bit tighter, but I have managed to be POP SAT, and am looking good for Sunday too. I am actually eating tillapia for dinner.(Fish is not usually in my menu) So yah for me!

Sandye, I just wanted to tell you not to sweat the gain, you will have it off in no time, and you should be proud that you stopped before you gained it all back!

Girls, gotta run, wish I could have typed all the comments I made as I read your posts, but no time today! Lotsa love!!!!
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Nello - I just finished reading a book that talked about making small changes and such but one piece of advice was to add things to your diet instead of taking anything away in the beginning. Like adding a big salad for lunch and still "allowing" yourself whatever you were having before but just making sure you had that one thing each day. The idea being you won't have as much room to eat the other stuff. I found it to be an interesting strategy as I think small steps are completely the way to go. How is Chalean going?
TUMMY - Thanks for the tip. I will have to try the salad idea as I love them, but just don't make them often enough. Maybe if I start the meal with that it may control the intake of some of the "other" stuff. I love Chalean Extreme and my dear husband was a gem to get it for me for Christmas. P90x was great but a bit boring. I find CLX a bit more fun and I really look forward to her workouts. I think she could do a better job of a warmup but I really like that she incorporates upper and lower body exercises at the same time. I think I am planning on doing her 90 day program and then adding some X into my daily routine. My doc. still says no running but that maybe in a few months I can add in the elliptical. I just have to watch that I don't do anything too high impact on my foot. I have a few other workout videos but I have never been disappointed in any of the Beachbody ones (though I hear some of the Booty Ballet ones are a bit odd).
It is great to see how well you are doing. Keep it up and good luck with school!!!
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I lost 5 lbs this week. YEAH!!!!
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Trishn222-FANTASTIC- I am so happy for you! keep on rockin' it like that, and you will be at goal in no time!!!!!

Nello, after Iread your post about Chalean extreme, I did some research on the program. It looks reallly cool, similar to the "goddess workout" with the idea of heavier weights and lower reps. My question is regarding the nutrition part of it. Is it just low carb? Have you been following it? does it fill you up? etc., on and on. If you could just spill your guts on the whole subject, that would be great!!! LOL
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Louisa - I got a new scale at Costco this weekend. It is really nice. Just a plain scale, not body fat percentages. But I thought it was a good deal at $25, but then it had a $10 coupon too! So $15 for a really nice looking glass scale with a lighted number area. And it's almost 2 pounds less than my old scale, so I is a happy girl!

Sandye - Welcome Back. Good for you for getting it out there, now we can all work together to get it back off. See what happened when you leave us, lol. We missed ya girl!

Jello - Good on you for getting that carb attack under control! You don't need em!

Taurie - You can break that 122! We have faith in ya!


Tummy - Good Luck on your first test! You can beat that bloat! Just think about how many mile syou have to run to burn off those binges. That shold stop ya!


Trish - That's great!!! Keep it up!!! I have to say, I've jealous!


Nello - I understand your pain. I've been clost to stuck for the last 2 months as well. Yo-yo ing between the same 2 or 3 pounds. We can beat this!!


Soooo, I FINALLY joined the gym. I know it took me how long? 2 months? Yeah if my lazy butt would have done it in November, I would be almost to goal right now. But instead, I'm still almost 30 pounds to go. Very annoyed with myself. DH joined with me (it's actually a community center here, but perfect for what we need and cheap!! $150 for teh whole year for both of us!) and we went Saturday and today. They are closed tomorrow which sucks, but oh well, I can do a video/ wii fit. Once I get rolling, I'm good. It's just getting myself rolling that's the hard part. It's so easy to get lazy and put things off. I know for me, when I'm done "loseing" I will have stay really vigilant or I will gain it all back. I guess most of us are that way.

So got the exercise in this weekend. I'm a little sore from teh weights, but it feels good. My eating on the other hand, not so great. I do better during the week. Yesterday I was fine until I got hungry and decided we should eat Thai food (my fav!) I ate a small portion and brought the rest home. Normally I would eat almost all of it in one sitting. So I ate a little more later last night, and then ate 2 servings of home made bread pudding. God it was good. Unhealthy as all get out, but good.

But that's over. I'm done with it. I'm back on the wagon, and holding the reins. Hope everyone had a great one!
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Just a quick pop in to share, I hit the 120's today!!! 120's!!!!!! Can ya believe it? That's with eating out both Friday and Saturday. I was amazed, but THRILLED! Had to enjoy the moment with you all.
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Tummy Girl and Nella, thanks for the input on the scales. I was impatient and went out and bought one, but boy did I belabor that. The sales people probably thought I was up to no good. I finally bought a groovy round digital scale--no body fat blahbity blah (already know how to get that info online, not worth the extra money), and since I have a spectacular new espresso machine (thank you Santa), I don't need one to make me coffee either. They didn't sell any that would do my workouts for me or prepare all my healthy meals, so I settled for cool looking and cheap (it has to go with the new fab bathroom).

Nello, thanks for including that bit about the Chalean Extreme. I looked into it too. I need new DVDs that don't make me pull a muscle rolling my eyes.

My biggest motivator right now is clothes. I hate all my clothes sooooo much, and will not buy new until I get near my goal. And I won't have to for a long time because I still have plenty of cute clothes that don't fit that are just waiting to jump out of the closet and be worn again.

Have a great week everyone!
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