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Taurie 01-25-2010 04:30 AM

Louisa H - sorry to hear about you sis and everything else that has gone on. What a tough several months you've had. :hug:

Ms Perception - lol, you gotta love those mini breaks.

Glad to hear about all those loses. I'm still hovering around 121. I had a study group meeting on Saturday which everyone brought foodie bits for. I ate way too much chocolates and chips. I must have eaten around 3600 cals that day. At least I went to the gym yesterday and really pushed myself... that's what this week is all about.

Come to think of it, the carb frenzies I had were, one just before TOM and one towards the end. I'm hoping when it's not TOM I will be able to control myself around certain foods a little better.

LouisaH 01-25-2010 10:15 AM

Happy Monday everyone. Is this pretty typical for the input to die off toward the end of the month? It's pretty sleepy sound here!

Thanks TG and Taurie. What I realize is that life is always rough. We thrive on challenges, and create them ourselves if there isn't enough going on externally. Actually we create our own challenges, consciously or unconsciously, (some of us choose healthy, safe challenges, others choose dangerous, sometimes deadly challenges). We get overwhelmed when we suddenly have to deal with other people's challenges on top of our own.

I choose healthy and happy. See you all there.

So I've been proud of myself for eating my small meals and staying within my calories, but I haven't been paying enough attention to eating the proper number of fresh veggies, and I'm actually low on my carbs (what? I LOVE bread). Now I'm going to work on focusing on getting the proper nutrition. It's tough when you try to eat only local because there are no fresh veg in the winter. Hate going to the store, but I have to be healthy--that's the whole point of this!

tigga 01-25-2010 10:20 AM

Hi All,
I made my January GOAL!!!!
10 lbs GONE
I will work hard this week to start February off right.

Nella 01-25-2010 01:51 PM

Good afternoon ladies!!

Tigga - WAHOO!!! Great work!

Louisa - You too!! Great job on sticking to your plan and really putting in 110%!

Taurie - TOM sucks. I'm about to have a visit from him myself :(

Ms. P - Have fun with the move!

Tummy - We all lead such exciting lives, lol. Hope the studying went well.

Well, I recovered from my Mexican food binge on Thursday, but now I'm feeling puffy and crampy waiting from TOM to show up. No big news here.

Hope everyone has a great day!!!

Dixiemae 01-25-2010 01:59 PM

Hi everyone. I have had a bad cold and sinus infection since Christmas eve. Geez I missed a lot~got a lot of catching up to do! I went back through the pages just to find my weigh in SW. Thought I hadnt done much thus far. then I realized not bad. I was really frustrated with how slowly I am loosing. Left the house so I wouldn't eat the first thing that didn't eat me first. Came back with some healthy groceries. So here goes

Goal 5 pounds

Jan 1~166
Jan 8
Jan 15
Jan 22~162.8
Jan 31

Tummy Girl 01-25-2010 08:13 PM

Hey ladies, second course started today and wow, I even get to make a video presentation of myself talking and post it to U-tube, ugh. Oh well, I'll make the best of it but I think I might be studying, working out, eating, family time, repeat for the next few months. So once again, off to study!

Tigga congrats on goal! That's awesome!

In my quest for that illusive goal, I thought I was done for but it turns out my body fat somehow hit 22% today and it's been firmly stuck at 24% for the last three weeks. Pretty jazzed about that, it's pretty hard to lose another 1% in a week but I'm thrilled that it's finally moving. I thought I noticed some more definition the last week but you know how the eyes can be all tricky on ya. That's enough of my blah blah.

Let's finish the week out strong ladies and onto February!!

Taurie 01-26-2010 04:25 AM

Tigga - that's fantastic!

Dixiemae - sinus infections are the worst. i seem to always get them during hayfever season. at least you got the scale moving in the right direction.

Tummy Girl - may I ask what you are studying?

Late to the game 01-26-2010 08:40 AM

SANDYE ~Happy birthday!:bday2you:

DELPHI ~Thinking of you today.:hug:

Tummy Girl 01-26-2010 09:29 AM


Taurie - I'm taking a college program to become a personal trainer, it'll be about 2 years. Right now it's human anatomy (hence all the studying) and elements of personal performance. I have a greater respect for all those personal trainers out there now, this is a lot more work than I thought, lol. I always forget you're in london until those posts that show up in the middle of the night!

LTTG - Can you make her long on for her birthday!! Thanks for telling us. And however are you doing?

Heading over to the office to us the treadmill at 9am this morning so it's an early start and want to get some food in me with enough time to digest :) I've got my new HRM so I always like to play with new gadgets, what fun. Then off to do what, omg, yuppers, the human skeletal system would like me to remember the seven hundred ridges, depressions and spines of the pelvis, woohoo!

And finally lost a pound! down into 137's now, just 2lbs left till my magic number and then the Christmas chunkies will be gone. They sure did make me work for it the second time.

Have a great day.

Summer2010 01-26-2010 12:22 PM

I am still around. TOM showed up so I'll go for my WW meeting a little bit later this week...hopefully the water weight will be off and I'll see some progress. I di manage to go to the gym on Friday, Sat and Sun.

Nella 01-26-2010 02:34 PM

hi chickies!!! I'll be spotty on here for the next few weeks. I can't explain now, but we just have a lot of things going on. Just keep your fingers crossed for me and DH. I'll explain all when it's all over in a few weeks.

Keep on going hard!!! I want to see some red on that goal sheet!!!

shea5 01-26-2010 03:22 PM

lol I know I've been quiet because I've been doing the math, and an 8 lb difference and 6 days means no goal this month :) I don't mind though; I've gotten a morning workout habit almost fully established, and I'm already looking skinnier in the mirror. Progress will come, if I'm patient :)

mystical 01-26-2010 10:54 PM

Hello ladies I know I haven't been posting to often lately things have just been so crazy. I have been doing very well with the meal. I not only put in my meals on dailyplate now but I have a worksheet that I fill out everyday so I can turn it in for the dietician. Guess I am back in school LOL. I must say I am learning so much and she gave me a book list (cookbooks) and I picked up a couple of extra ones as well... They have really been great too... and to my suprise I have been able to fix meals with vegetables and my step son doesn't even know he is eating them Thank goodness LOL.... I have been losing some weight but it has been very slow process. Hopefully since I am back to the workout I will start dropping a little more quickly I will keep you posted... Hope you all have a great night cya soon :)

Shrinking Girl 01-27-2010 08:37 AM

Hey Chickies!

Just my usual check-in here, I'm so behind on personals I don't even know where to start. I'm starting to feel a bit more social so hopefully you'll be seeing more of me. My weight is holding steady at 177, which I'm grateful for since my eating has been all over the place and my back hasn't allowed me to do any real running for a bit now. Thankfully the chiropractor gave me this little dohicky to make my back muscles relax and so hopefully I can get back to running ASAP.
177 was my goal for the month though so I'm feeling pretty good.. no complaints here!
I hope everyone is doing well!

Taurie 01-27-2010 09:29 AM

Congratulations on all the goals met. As for me I'm like Shea5, don't think I'll make it to goal this month. However, I'm noticing visible improvements which are even better than losing the 2 pounds.

Tummy Girl - Oooh personal trainer. That's great! Especially for the chickie community. Human anatomy and performance are complicated... lots to remember. No wonder you're always studying. Best of luck with that. The problem with living in London is that sometimes I feel like I'm missing out on all the action as so many good posts go up while I'm sleeping!

Tummy Girl 01-27-2010 11:34 AM

Morning Ladies!

Taurie - Yup that why all the crazy studying, muscles, bones and craziness and of course I'd like to actually do well. That sure is a difference when you pay for your own education! Hopefully, I'll have helpful (certified) advice once I'm all done, lol. Congrats on noticing all the nice reflections, I must agree with you there, it' so gratifying to see a difference and know all the hard work we put in to achieve that.

SG - Thanks for checking in and a big woohoo for maintaining and losing, you have some determination to be proud of, that's some tough business and you're doing it! Also, I'm so glad you're feeling more social, I'vemissed your smily face :)

Mystical - A teenager eating vegetables, my goodness you did hit the cookbook jackpot! I have one that does purees that you mix into food and we like that one overhere too. Glad the meal planning is working and how nice to have her review everything as you go, super helpful.

Shea - Another congrats on the exercise, it takes so long to work it into a habit without giving up, I hope you're giving yourself lots of credit for that!

Nella - Well you do sound happy so I'm going to hope is something good. But good luck with stuff and please still try to check in with us or we'll miss you!

Summer - Good luck at WW and three days in a row at the gym, that's pretty fantastic too.

Still nothing eventful in my world, dd is a little stuffy, just enough to sound whinny all the time but not bad enough to slow her down. Had a great run yesterday but now it's bitterly cold out there, I don't think I want to leave the house for the next few days. Today's plan is some weights, some studying and well that's about it. Maybe even some cuddly tv time tonight if I can get the stuff done I need to, that might be nice, I do remember tv, i think ;)

Oh and down another pound today to 136! That was a nice surprise after the pound drop yesterday too. It's so much slower once now that I'm eating maintenance calories and working it off with just exercise but I'm sure liking eating a bit more again. Have an awesome days ladies!

Nella 01-27-2010 08:25 PM

Tummy - I wish it was all good, but no such luck :( There is one good thing though, only 1.5 weeks until DH's vasectomy reversal surgery!!! That's the light that is keeping me going right now.

SG - Glad to see your avatar :) Congrats on goal!!!!

Keep working hard girls! My weight has been bouncing a little for the last few days, back down to 160.0 this morning, but TOM also showed up. So, here's hoping he goes away quickly and takes some pounds with him!!

helpmelose 01-27-2010 09:18 PM

Hello Ladies... Just checking in!

I won't be making my weight loss goal this month I am at 136 so 7 pounds in just a few days is not going to happen. I am still going to keep working at it and see how things go over the next few days and get ready for a Fabulous February!!

Summer2010 01-28-2010 12:10 AM

Yeah, I don't think I'll make my 15 lbs goal for Janaury. Come to think of it, I should not have made it so high. I have lost 7 lbs so far and I have yet to weigh in this week. I'll set it at 10 lbs for February. I go for my WI on Friday.

Shrinking Girl 01-28-2010 06:44 AM

Hey Chickies

I know, two posts in two days... shocking. I had a pretty good (but long) day yesterday and most of the good stuff happened right in the morning. I finally got to see my name in the 2 feet lost spot at Curves (I swear the only person who does stuff is the owner, the others just act like they have no idea and maybe they don't) and I had bought some new exercise clothes the other day since my pants had taken to sliding off me as I ran or exercised (not good) and I was sooooo thrilled with the way my butt looked in my new pants I took a picture... and then posted it on my blog. haha. Sometimes I'm such a weirdo. So, if y'all wanna see a pic of my bum... head on over.

Tummy Thanks! I really missed everyone here too, it's just not the same when you're not posting. Where did Sandye disappear to again? From the studying I take it your program has started??? Congrats! You must be so excited (well, maybe less so now that you're having to study). Trust me, there's nothing on tv you're going to miss in the long run.

Nella Thanks! Here's to hoping TOM takes out a bit of trash on his way out the door!

helpmelose Sorry you won't be making goal but I think you've got the right attitude for Feb! You're totally gonna rock it.

Taurie Man, it's nice when you can SEE improvements, makes you feel fantastic doesn't it?

summer You can totally make 10 in Feb! Go you!

Nella 01-28-2010 09:02 AM

SG - WAHOO on the new pants!!! I'll check out that pic in a minute!

I FINALLY made it to the 150's this morning. 159.2, and it's TOM, so I'm super psyched. With all the added drama and stress going on right now, I have skipped 2 days at the gym, and I was sure there was going to be an ugly gain. But then a happy, happy surprise this morning to make me feel better for about 5 minutes, then I went back into my dramatic reality :( I'm trying so hard to stay focused and positive, but there is a certain thorn *ahem - person* in mine and DH's side that just keeps digging in deeper. This thorn refuses to leave us alone, and keeps trying to pull ridiculous stunts and turn our life upside down.

There's a reason I don't like roses, it's because they have thorns. I don't like thorns.

Dixiemae 01-28-2010 09:18 AM

Nella~Congrats!!!! Whoo hooo!! Me too 159.4 We are in a new decade!!

Im sorry Ive been absent for a few days puter did a crash and burn. Lost a lot of info and data. TFC was still here, fortunately no data lost here. Im doing the happy dance. Finally got it running on one leg. Now Im connected and can post again. I have missed everyone. My good news is I stepped on the scale 4 times to make sure it was working right and that it was me standing on the scale. All four times it said 159.4!! now if I can hold it for a few more days and a birthday party (mine) I will have reached my Jan goal. Im happy. I know a birthday is absolutely no reason to splurge. I asked no cake and ice cream. So I have a plan to not go over my calorie bucks. But Im allowing 1400 for that day. Ok Ive rattled on enough catch ya all later Pat

jellofer2 01-28-2010 10:18 AM

ok. so I am here today to let you all know that I finally got rid of the weight after my swims in the carb oceans. They were fun, but so not worth it. Good news though 237.4. only 2 pounds to goal this month and there is nothing to stop me!!! Will post more later. Off to abuse the treadmill again today.

Nella 01-28-2010 10:57 AM

Dixiemae - WAHOO!!!! I was afraid to step on again and have it change, so I left it be, lol.

jello - Yay for being out of the carb ocean!!! Kill that treadmill girl!

mystical 01-28-2010 11:27 AM

Nella :bravo: getting into the 150's that is an awesome job!

jellofer2 Only 2 lbs to goal just keep it up I know you can do it. :dust:

Dixiemae Way to go meeting your Jan Goal... :woohoo:

Shrinking Girl you are so amazing girl Congrats!!! :cp::cp::cp:

Summer2010 WOW 7lbs in a month that is so wonderful... I always have a slow loss no matter what I do it is always just 1-3 lbs a month... You are doing great :dancer:

I have been out on the road with DH this week sorry for not checking in. DH is sick with a bad cold, I take my son back to the doctor tomorrow to make sure his arm is healing correctly. My knee finally I have to ok to start working out again today... It took longer to heal than expected.. But I am still hoping to make my goal of 5lbs I know I have lost some but without being able to workout we will see. I will make a bigger difference next month I just know it LOL.... Can't wait to get back to the gym tonight. I am also doing a 30 min workout at home in the mornings that should help with burning off those calories :exercise:

jellofer2 01-28-2010 02:20 PM

Thanks Mystical!!! Glad to hear that your knee is finally ready. I know the feeling with bum knees. Got one of my own!!! It feels so good to just get on the treadmill and go. run like the wind.

Nella---thanks for the wishes. I think I finally got my brain back in gear and can see the 220's in my future. 235 on the 31st. that is the plan. Focus, stick to the eating and the workouts and it will come.

Have a great day ladies!!!

LouisaH 01-29-2010 12:59 AM

Hey everyone. Good to catch up on everyone's progress. So I ordered a scale on ebay on the 21st. The next day, I got the tracking number from UPS, but every time I went to see the progress there was no info. They just put it in the mail TONIGHT. And it's not scheduled to arrive until the 3rd. Grrrrr.

But my unreliable scale is acting annoyably reliable today and reading 206. I think I saw 205 last week, and I've been exercising and eating religiously (okay, I'm not religious, but if I were, this is how I'd do it), so it was looking like I might go beyond my goal. Now I'm hoping just to make it! I am not going to let myself get discouraged, because I am seeing and feeling results physically, so screw the stupid scale. It's not my friend anyway. I really just want to reach my final goal by my birthday in November, so if I don't do it by July, I'm not worried. ****, I'll be happy to get there whenever I get there!

I had a beer tonight. It was sooo good. Just one. Mmmm. American Pale Ale. Still under calorie goal for the day. Congrats to everyone who has already reached their goal, and good luck everyone else. Let's slay these last few days of January!

Shrinking Girl 01-29-2010 08:24 AM

Hey everyone! I will be back to post personals later but I had to come in and say that.... as of this morning.....

I've lost 50 lbs!!

jellofer2 01-29-2010 08:56 AM

Nice job Shrinking girl!!! You are 1 pound away from goal!!!! That has got to taste better than any food we could eat!!!! I am proud of you!!!

LouisaH. Hopefully your new scale will cooperate. I got stuck on a plateau for almost 3 months and it was rough. What saved me were the physical changes that I was seeing in my body. Keep working hard and the numbers will follow.

Well ladies, 235.6 this am!!!! So 233 is my documented goal for this month and that is the aim. I really do think I can hit it this month. I also missed out on the 5 lb challenge. But I have posted a goal weight of 230. OMG!!! I haven't been there for ever. LIke 10 years for ever!!!!

I do have to say this though. I am a bit nervous about being smaller. What is it gonna feel like? How am I gonna look? Will I have what it takes to keep it off?

Does anyone else ever have these questions?

Best Dishes to all my peeps!!!

Summer2010 01-29-2010 10:04 AM

Good morning everyone,

Shrinking Girl, congrats on losing 50 lbs. That's awesome. Keep up the good work!:hug::carrot::dizzy:

Jellofer, thats great! You are almost there, almost to your goal. You can do it.:carrot::carrot:

Well, today at my WW meeting, I was up 2lbs..WTH??? Yesterday on my home stace I was 234.8 and this morning I was 237.2. Must be water weight because I stayed within my points yesterday...it's impossible that I ate 7000 calories to get 2 lbs. The scale is playing tricks on me...nonetheless, it'sfrustrating as ****. My TOM just finished and I am so mad!!!!:mad::mad::mad:

Bigmid 01-29-2010 11:27 AM

Hi everyone I have been MIA for over a week now and so far have only read this one page. I will read up but I will say congratulations to everyone who has losses and to those who already made goal for the month. Congratulations to Shrinking Girl for the 50lb loss...WTG
I am now where near making it for January it took me til this week to get back in the game from Christmas. So now I sit right at the lower end of where I started. But at least I am back at it now and February will be a new month with new goals. Have a great day everyone, I'll be back after I've read up.

Tummy Girl 01-29-2010 11:57 AM

Let's see how fast I can type, ready set, go!

Nella - Well at least you sound happy :) attitude makes so much the difference. Oh yeha it's almost February and time to put that stuff in working order, awesome!

Helpmelose - :wave:the nitty gritty end does take awhile, I feel ya there.

Summer - Congrats on those 7lbs chickie. That's a marvelous hunk of weight and probably some to spare. WTG.

SG - A few things...first you're butt is second to none, vanity (aka butty confidence) is sexy so shake that thing. Second, omg, that's 50lbs, that's 10 dancing fatties! Remember when you had 1? Wasn't that long ago if I do recall. And lastly, yes you do look skinny, that side shot, brilliant, I'd get you a parade if it's wasn't so frickin cold out there. And yes, it's started in full force but I'm a huge nerd, I love studying, learning and getting good grades :o It's a curse, lol. Had some tests and things so far, working through some big assignments and trying to balance family, me time (running :))and school is the biggest challenge. It's good practice for when I head back to work in a few years. Missed you and Sandye is MIA right now, I'm getting worried, I will email her, ok done.

Nella and Dixiemae
- Awesome, a pair in the 150's so exciting, congrats to ya both!

Jellofer - So glad you made it back out, that carb ocean is sticky! I think the answers are, it's feel awesome and scary, it's goona look sexy and hot, which is scary and if you can get it off you can keep it off, beacuse you'll just be doing the same things anyway. MsP mentioned fanthom fat awhile ago and I've since looked into it too, it appears that those of us who were heavy through adolescence have a harder time accepting thinness later in life since so much of our self image is cultivated through those years. I have trouble thinking I'm thin, I don't think fat anymore for sure but pictures of me now I find shocking, I'm not prepared that I look this thin. It's a weird issue, but I'm working to get everything in line as part of my thin forever plan. Cuz if I don't feel I'm thin then God knows I'll find a way to get fat again.

- I hope you make it, you are doing great keeping at it, yeah you!

Louisa - You're right, the scale is just a tool that tells us information, it's neutral, I say that in my head everymorning, lol. I have no doubt, that by July you'll be celebrating the milestone that SG just hit or beyond and wondering where the time went.

MsP - missing you and hoping that move is going as smooth as moves can go.

Well that's all folks, must head off to the treadmill location with daughter in tow today. She likes to draw while I run, it's pretty cute to see the pictures of me running. She likes to make huge ears like dumbo right now, no wonder I'm so slow! I'm enjoying this 3 year old stuff, it's hilarious.

Two days to give it our all ladies. ttfn

Nella 01-29-2010 01:29 PM

Shrinking Girl - :hug::D:bravo::cp::cb::dance::dancer::high:

And all the other good stuff!!! Amazing job!!! You work those new pants girl!!! We are all so proud of you!!!!!

jellofer2 01-29-2010 04:12 PM

Shrinking girl---I just took a trip to your blog. How awesome!!! Vanity is sexy so work it!!! I am able to buy some of my clothes right off the rack and only have to get xl. and not from the fat lady store!!! Woohoo!!!

Awesome job to all you losers out there. February is gonna be a huge loser month. I can feel it and the planets are finally getting their acts together.

2.4 lbs until the end of the month. I gotta do it. Went grocery shopping this am. Godd times. Kicked it with the trainer. My DH and I booked our 10 year anniversary vacation to disneyworld. We leave 4/29/10. I am pushing for onederland by then. Happy day. The best part about it.....I get to buy all new clothes. Nothing I have will fit. Even with a belt. The belt wont fit. :)

Tummy- thanks for the pep talk. My trainer and I talked about that this am. I said I still feel I look like I did 43 pounds ago. He says nope. You are your own worst critic. So with that I bought and XL tshirt today and felt somewhat better. I have this total body image issue going on right now. I get so frustrated going shopping and trying on clothes. I feel very sefl conscious and have issues with my husband and I. SOmedays, I see the change and others I feel I look the exact same. I will try and figure out how to post some photos. I have a new chicken in the crock pot recipe going on. So it smells super. I have to figure out the cals and carbs and such. It is lower in carbs, but I am not sure about the rest of the data.

This weekend should also finally show a a change in my numbers for the biggest loser challenge at work. I will finally put up a minus!!!! How big it is we shall see!!!

Love and light to the peeps!!!

Taurie 01-29-2010 05:39 PM

Ahhh, I wish I had time to catch up! Maybe Sunday. In the meantime have a great weekend and I hope you all have big losses on the scale. x

mystical 01-29-2010 08:02 PM

Do well today, but TOM has come and I can feel the weight just coming on I am back up by 3 lbs so hopefully it won't be to bad tomorrow... I am hoping that it will be down for the end of the month weigh in wish me luck either way I am feeling so much better, more energy, and I am so proud of us for making better choices in our life and we are finally getting everyone feeling better. The only one that can't do so much is my son with the broke arm so I am thinking he can just get on the bike at the gym and keep up with the cardio at least and maybe some lower body weights

I be back later to do some personals... Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend :)

Shrinking Girl 01-29-2010 10:31 PM

Hey Chickies!

Whew, what a loooong day! Finally have a moment to catch up on the personals...

Nella yay for getting into the 150's! I also have some pruning sheers if you need some help with those thorns! Thanks for the compliment also, I think everyone I know has seen that shot now, I'm just so pleased with it lol.

Dixiemae Happy Birthday! Anymore when I am faced with cake I have a moment where I remember this scene from Confessions of a Shopaholic where the big magazine woman had come to Rebecca's parent's house to offer her the job... and the mom offers her cake and she like has this ridiculously small sliver... cracks me up every time.

mystical Glad to hear you've got the ok to work out again, that must be a relief.

LouisaH Keep your eyes on what's changing with your body and you'll be fine... sometimes those numbers stick like they've been superglued but all we hafta do is keep on truckin and they'll move eventually!

jellofer Isn't it crazy how we get used to being large and it starts to define who we are? I've often wondered how I'd feel if I were to achieve what Tummy and Sandye have and I'd be scared to death I couldn't maintain it. This is why I've always said I"m not doing anything in this "diet" I don't plan on keeping up for the long haul. You'll be fantastic being smaller, you'll see! Also.. I totally remember the day I bought a regular XL... congratulations to you!!! It's a big moment! Careful or you'll end up shell shocked at the number of store options you now have for buying clothes!

Summer Ugh, I hate it when the scale jump up like that... and it nailed you on weigh in day, too... sucky. You're right, it's probably water weight so drink lots of water to flush it all out and you'll shock them by being down 4 lbs next week!

Bigmid As I always say... if you can't make goal... at least your numbers went in the proper direction!

Tummy OMG, can you believe I forgot to put that 10th dancing fattie out? How could I forget??? It does seem just like yesterday when I put my first one out having decided to do one ever 5 lbs instead of 10 so I felt like I was making progress! You girls have made all the difference! I'm so glad that someone else out there is a big nerd like me who loves to learn! You kick butt at your program because I know you're going to be GREAT when you complete it (you know, because you already are!).

Man, it feels good to be back here. I missed you girls! I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!

LouisaH 01-29-2010 11:24 PM

Happy Friday! It feels like a day to celebrate for some reason...probably because it's been such an emotionally depressing week. But I've always loved a Friday. Thanks everyone for your encouragement.

SG--looking hot! How proud and awesome you must feel. It shows in your enthusiasm. You are a rock star!

Jellofer--I think I'm right there with you for the 2.4 to go for the month. I'll be sending the good vibes out for both of us!

Mystical--I know the feeling. But it sounds like those upward pounds will drop right off and more, what with your extra energy and being so committed.

Tummy--remember, Dumbo can FLY, so you're good to go!

Bigmid--everywhere you go, there you are. And now, you're here with us, so let's all go there together, because we're heading in the right direction. That would be forward!

--did you steal my scale? I swear. WTH indeed. Let's see what next Monday says, because the month ain't over 'til it's over!

I realized that the UPS email I THOUGHT was my scale coming was something else. The scale may or may not be coming at all. On the upside, the unreliable scale has been acting far more reliable the past few days (or at least consistent), so I'm going to stop wrestling with it, and try to sweet talk it into telling me what I want to hear. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Taurie 01-30-2010 04:24 AM

Just wanted to pop in quickly to say that my scale in now teetering on 120!! Don't think I'll make my goal of 119, but I'm sure I'll be there early Feb.

Tummy Girl 01-30-2010 10:49 AM


Jellofer - that's a great idea, put on clothes that didn't fit before. And you are doing awesome, 43 lbs doesn't fall off by accident but it sure does take some getting used to.

Taurie - Yeah! Congrats Taurie that's fantastic. You never know what tomorrow might bring, maybe a new weight decade!!

Mystical - darn TOM, at least you'll get a nice whoosh when things are over with all that nice healthy eating. How long does that cast have to stay on?

SG - Oh that's better, 10 little fatties, they are hard to count though, with all that dancing they're doing, lol. I have to agree with your strategy too, weight loss is really the same as maintenance with a few less calories. I literally added an extra snack to my day, after dinner, that's the only difference. But I guess the biggest difference from my previous attempt at weight loss was I did crazy stuff to lose it so there was a point that I needed to "stop" And stop meant getting fat again too. It's so nice to have you back :hug:

Louisa - That ebay person needs to get a fire under his(or her) butt my goodness. But at least you're earning some nice numbers regardless, that's gotta feel good.

I'm heading off to write a research paper on the differences between dynamic and static stretching prior to power, strength and endurance pusuits. Oh feel free to envy me, it's alright. And when that outline is done I need to study up on the skeletal system to get ready for my test next week.

On the unfortunate side of life, I have some kind of hip/hip flexor/upper thigh inflammation going on that was a bit bothersome yesterday during my run but it loosened up as I went. It appears that today it wants me to really notice it so I will be taking a break from running for at least a few days to rest, ice, repeat. I'm not scheduled to run until tuesday (a massage on Monday, woohoo!) and I hope that it feels better by then. I'm going to be mindful of resting it, don't want to jepordize my marathon efforts that start end of February.

Scales up a couple today but that's what happens when you have popcorn for snack ;) Have a great Saturday and finish this month strong!

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