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my ivy 11-07-2006 10:43 AM

:D Oh goodness you guys are to much I cant help cracking up specially when I can relate to the bath tub issue.lol I love hot baths its so relaxing I turn off lights and turn on scented candles and and bath salts and some nice music its all about me AND Relaxation when hubby gets home he joins me mind you we fit in tub now much better now that I have lost 34 pounds than before and in my case I'm the one with the spout on my back lol......my bath always ends in bedroom lol.:devil:

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER!!!!:carrot:

Will go power walking today!!! 1hr

martiniforme 11-07-2006 11:14 AM

hunnasgirl & my ivy
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Hun.e.B: No guilt! Only improvements. Do what you gotta do to keep moving, pick yourself up and dust yourself off because today is another day, and you can do this! The weekend treated me well, it was Monday that killed me. Haha. And up here I can never tell if it's spring. Around these parts we have practically 3 months of bitter winter, another 6 months of cold as winter, and then 3 months of summer :LOL:!

sugarbaby269: You're absolutely right. I feel more empowered because I know where the problem lies, and I have the tools. I just have to utilize those tools more than I do :D I think a mini vacay for TG is a great idea! Might be just what you need to clear your head. And I want to go to the mall! We don't have one here :mad: LOL. We have to drive for 30 minutes to get a mall, and I don't have my DL! "Outlaws" :rofl:

Time to get my butt in gear! Today is a new day, and I am totally in charge. I have a huge pile of stuff to get done, and the motivation this morning is much higher than it was yesterday. I managed not to gain, but didn't lose either, and given yesterday... NOT SURPRISED! :D

Putting chicken breast in the slow cooker tonight, it's going to be so gooood! No fat's added, just water and a little marinade!

Today's Plan

B: 1 single serving pouch of Quaker Oatmeal, 1 Banana, 1 md Boiled Egg
S: 100g Yogurt, 1 Kiwi
L: 1 cup Cheddar & Broccoli Soup, 1 oz Mozza cheese, 1 slice W/W Bread w/ 1 tspn ICBINB
S: 1 cup baby carrots, 1/2 cup Broccoli
D: 1 md Chicken Breast (slow cooked, broiled), 1 Amazing Amanda Salad (1 cup Spinach, 1 cup Tomatoes, 1 cup whole Mushrooms, 1/2 cup chopped Mixed Bell Peppers, 3 tbsp Calorie-Wise Peppercorn Ranch)
S: 2 fat free Rice Cakes, 2 tbsp PB
S: 1 md slice W/W Bread, 1 tbsp jam

W: 1500 mL

E:
30 mins step machine, 30 minutes walking, 30 Calisthenics = 90 mins total

Cals: 1807
Fat: 32%
Carbs: 44%
Protein: 24%

I had to add a second snack in the evening (where there seems to be the most time without a snack/meal) so that I could get as close to 2000 cals as possible. I'm so not used to eating this many calories on a regular basis, and I can't wait until I can start lowering the number. I might add something to my earlier snacks to get up to 2000 cals :D

Hun.e.B 11-07-2006 06:23 PM

Hello Hunnasgirls! And Welcome!! You couldnt have chosen a better group to join!! Good luck with your challenge, you can do it!!

Ivy...now thats a bath! LOL!! How'd the walk go?

Mande...howd your busy day go? I love that you share your menu, it gives me great ideas and really gets me to thinking about my own choices!

I did my grocery shopping today and made some healthy choices. I got the natural peanutbutter which always grosses me out with the oil on the top but its so much better for me so I'll give it a whirl! Busy day for me with the books and I've my meeting tonight. Back to the books for me!! I hope everyone is having a fantastic day!!

~melissa

jelly 11-08-2006 12:01 PM

Martini~ Your Food Looks Good :hungry: Keep up the Great progress

Hun.e.B~:goodluck: With the peanut butter. It is a Good Fat, so enjoy

My Ivy~ :cheer2: You go girl, with your Bath sessions

Hunnasgirl~ :welcome2:

Well, as for me I am doing good. Monday I did go to the gym and I did 35min.,2.80 miles, and burned 231. Not my best, but am I am rusty. I did jog for 3 mintues staright. It felt soooooo good to do so. Tuesday I did my 30min.Pilates and walked for 30min. Today I did my 3omin. walk, Later I gotta go again (pick my duaghter up from school) and have my heart set on the gym for another round. Well, ya'll have a GREAT DAY and make sure you are drinking your WATER!!!!!

Jasmine31 11-08-2006 12:10 PM

Hey everyone. I will have to get to responses later but i have been busy with walking almost two hours a day and cooking and cleaning and kids and buses and shoppping. I am in tears right now cause tom is here and it looks like my rent check just bounced cause of the stupid bank and my dh is going to try to fix this but the rent place might charge a $75.00 fee for late plus $25.00 fee!! I am so upset!!!! Please cross your fingers for me! :(

Neesy_20 11-08-2006 02:37 PM

I bought my dresses for my vacation next month. They are beautiful. I just hope they'll still fit when the time comes. I have been at a plateau for the past week. I can't lose it. I'm getting frustrated.. but I just have to stick with it. I need to go to the gym. I think my metabolism has slowed down because I wasn't eating enough calories and I wasn't exercising. Ahhh. I hate dieting. I'm really busy the next few weeks because its the end of the quarter at school.. so I dont know when I'll be able to get some exercise in. I have just been so tired lately and don't feel like doing anything. I have to stay optimistic though.. i'll make it.

martiniforme 11-08-2006 08:57 PM

Melissa: My busy "day" turned in to plural. Sore hip kept me moving slowly, so everything took 10x longer, but my house look(ed) great!

Jelly: Good on you for going to the gym! A little rust when polished is going to shine! And thanks for the good words. I didn't realize how bad my meal choices until I started actually tracking them, and seeing now vs. then! Talk about disgusting!

Jasmine: Aww, keep your chin up, honey! No matter what, things will work out, I know they will. Just keep your faith, it's always seen you through. And you have us to lean on!

Neesy: If you're plateau'ng, you might try changing something in your routine. Like maybe take on a new workout routine, or adjust your calorie intake ever so slightly, or maybe change up your foods a bit. How To Overcome Your Weight Loss Plateau. I was reading this article, and I have to say, the choice about eating a burger isn't necessarily what I mean about switching your foods up, I just meant variety. If you are susceptable to an ED like Bingeing or Overeating, then eating a burger might not be the best idea. But you could start at this article, check out a couple of the links, do a little research, and do what works best for you. Good luck!

Well, I didn't post today's plan. It was either post it, or get to the gym and work on time. I used my step machine last night, and I've decided that I've got to get rid of it, and get a treadmill or elyptical. My hip last night hurt so bad, and today it's so bad that I could barely move after the gym. I have a day off from the gym tomorrow, so I'll take it easy, but I can barely walk now :mad:. I'm not feeling so hot today, really tired and dragged out. I ended up eating my meal plan, but I also ate some comfort food. I didn't binge, but I knew that it was outside of my planned meals, and the choices I made were not so good. Well, not good at all. That's okay, though. I didn't binge, and that is the really important thing for me.

DF is sick, too, so we're both cranky and blah. Haha, doesn't make for such a great combination. MIL and FIL are going out of town for the weekend, so I'll be babysitting DF's niece (who stays with MIL instead of DM) all weekend. That'll keep me busy. I've got some artsy projects in mind for us, so it should be fun.

Will post tomorrow's meal plan as soon as I get around to making it lol. I think I might switch a couple things up, see how that turns out. My current meal plan is convenient, but ohso repetitive.

I need to stop weighing myself every day. I want to look at my weight loss week to week, as a combination. I don't want to feel like one day will make that big of a difference, and look at a larger picture. So that is what I'll be doing from now on.

Hope everyone is having a good night. This forum is seemingly bare this weekend/week. Where is everyone, what is everyone doing, share!

~Mande

Neesy_20 11-08-2006 11:29 PM

Thanks Martini. That was very helpful. I do get in a routine of doing the same thing everyday which probably keeps me at this weight. I am going to change it up. Something else I need to do is to drink more water. I also have to stop weighing myself everyday too. I'm so dependent on numbers! I'm gonna go at least a week without looking at it.

Good luck everyone

martiniforme 11-08-2006 11:38 PM

Neesy: No probs! I'll not look with you! LOL. I have to weigh in on Friday, then I won't look at it all week if I can manage it! I think the easiest way sometimes to handle so much control is to make it repetitive, but it's alright to switch it up. Do you have a slow cooker? I've got some awesome low cal recipes for stews, and that's how I cook my chicken breast (spicey!)

Okay, as promised, here is tomorrow's plan. The following deviations from my daily routine are Lunch and Dinner. I can't count breakfast and morning snack because all I did was switch the fruits lol. And the exercise.

Thursday's Plan
B: Oatmeal with a kiwi
S: Yogurt and a medium sized banana
L: Salami sandwich with the fixin's
S: Mandarin Orange and a boiled egg
D: Chunky Soup (Prime Rib) and an Amanda Famous Salad (aka: I just measure veggies and throw them in with a cup of spinach or romaine)
S: 2 low fat rice cakes with 2 tbsp of PB

I left room in my calorie count for anything more if I get hungry.

W: 1500 mL (surprise, surprise! :LOL:)

E: Wait for it... Wait for it... KICKBOXING! YEAH!

Well, only tomorrow knows what tomorrow will bring. Toodles for now!

~Mande

sugarbaby269 11-09-2006 12:55 AM

OK... back... sort of. I don't have time for a long post. Hi everyone!!!
Martini you are going so good! Way to go!! Looks like you've lost even more. That's great!
Hunnasgirlwelcome!
Hi Ivy!! Great weight loss you have there. :)
MelissaThanks for all the encouragment and kind words about the MIL and family matters. I'm just glad the drama is over and now we're moving on!
JasmineOh Hun! So very sorry to hear about all the stress you're having right now. My prayers and thoughts have been with you today. I hope things got straightened out.....
Hi Neesy! Hope you can fit some exercise into your schedule. That will surely help out with your "sticky" situation. ;) Good luck with school finals and all.

I must confess that the birthday was great with lots of friends and family and I did really good on the diet. Today I had to go again for a birthday dinner and I didn't even stick to my diet. Ok.. I didn't drink soda but I had 1 and 1/2 peices of pizza. It was great. So was the salad. :D
I worked out two hours yesterday and about 40 minutes today and my knees and hips are killing me!!!! ouch!
Tomorrow I plan to really get back with the diet. I was up two pounds and it's stuck. SHeesh! What's up with that? I do feel the water retention though. :(
Hope everyone is doing well. Looks like people are for the most part. I hope I can lose weight fast.....

SarahMahfoud 11-09-2006 12:34 PM

Still trying to jump back on the wagon. Ugg its so hard. I feel like I just want to eat.

Jasmine31 11-09-2006 01:05 PM

Martini:

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Jasmine: Good on the burgers. A little splurge every now and again isn't that bad, as long as it doesn't turn out like my "little splurges" do :LOL:. After last week, I've gone ahead and switched straight over to Mozerella. I don't like one more than the other, so it's a bit easier for me. I do absolutely LOVE swiss, though!!!! And huzzah to your good mood! I was having trouble getting motivated today (hence why I'm still on here hehe), but your good mood has just given me this little burst of motivation, to get me going. Way to go on the loss!
Aww I am so glad I can motivate you! Well the good thing with the burgers I made is that they only have 4% fat. The fatty burger meat is 22 - 27% which is rediculous! So even though it was a little bad it wasn't too bad. I do try to limit red meat to twice a week. Once on Sundays and once when I eat out. I did have the burgers again this week but i'll get to that in a minute.

Mozarella is great! Only 5 grams instead of 9! You should treat yourself to the swiss once in a while! :D I am so glad that i can motivate ya! Thanx for the congrats on the loss and I have more good news. I lost more! I'll get to that in a minute! ;)

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know I've been on, but I just had to... DOWN ANOTHER 1.4! I had a really good weekend, and I was good, so I was happy to see the change! And I know this isn't typical, that to lose up to a pound or so every 1-2 days happens typically in the very first few weeks, but what a heck of a motivator!

Have a good day ladies, and be back tonight!

~Mande

P.S. I've noticed alot that people shorten my nickname "martiniforme" down to "martin." I think it's adorable that people are calling me martin. But when broken down, my handle is Martini For Me, because I used to be a lush Just a little history for ya guys!
That is great you are down more! I am so happy for you hun!!! *BIG HUGZ* See? We can do this!!! Yes in the first few weeks with so many drastic changes sometimes the weight does come off quickly. But even two pounds a week which it may slow down to is great! Over a month that adds up to 8-9 pounds! Almost 10 pounds a month. I can deal with that! ;)

The nickname is so cute! I usually just copy/paste your whole name but i think I want to call ya martini!!! :lol:

jelly:

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Hey everyone!!!! Long time no write. I have been busy with family and all. I have not been doing exercise. Yesterday went out to the park and did a little runing around. Today I am GIONG to the gym. I am going to do the Treadmill. YAY!!!! Can't wait. Well, ya'll have a GREAT DAy nad catch with ya'll later. Don't forget to drink your WATER!
I know I have been so busy too! Defo try to get your exercise in! Before you know it the days breeze by ya. ;) I am trying to drink it. I keep a water bottle with me at all times but I still need to drink more I know.

JasonsLea:

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Hi everyone! How are you all doing? Okay so my computer has apparantly completely crashed now. Luckily, I get my check for Spirit Halloween this week so I can put it in the shop and have it out in like two weeks. I've been doing really good with keeping track of my points and I went walking for the first time in a long time with my friend Erica last night. We're going to meet up again tonight. TTYL!

That sounds good about getting the p.c. fixed. that would drive me insane! Glad you found a friend to walk with! :D
sugarbaby269:

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First of all... I have to confess after all that pep talk last night and being so proud that I didn't give in, the stress of family fell on me and I caved in and ate two donuts. Do I hate myself? NO LOLOL I'm still mad and I don't care at this point. But what I do find interesting is that I turned to food when I felt this way. I wanted to stuff those feelings down and not deal with the emotional pain from family disfunction. My relatives are supposed to be Christians. That's the sad part of this. Dear MIL apologized this morning but it just seems like it's an ongoing thing. Personally I just don't go around them if I can help it because it just causes so many conflicts. Some people are so busy talking that they can't ever hear anyone else. (dear MIL) SIL doesn't really like me. She is so catty. Thing is I don't know how a catty person thinks as I'm not into that sort of thing so I never have a come back or know really what angle to take her in.
Awww you are stronger than them and those donuts! Just think how great it would feel to see them at x~mas and be 5-10-15 pounds lighter! You can do it!!

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Jasmine, First of all congrats on your continual weight loss!
Thanx hun!!

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Jasmine Boy, it sounds like you've had plenty of setbacks in your life. Look at you now though, you've taken control of the things that you can and you're making the best of it! Kudos to you! Reading about your mom with all of her health problems I couldn't help but wonder if they were caused by the drugs she had been taking. I know liver damage comes from that. Did you know that if you cause yourself to starve that you can get a fatty liver which leads to liver disease?
Thanx hun. I know I am a strong woman and a survivor. My hubby and kids and Joe help give me strenth.:D I do feel that her body was so messed up thru prescription drug usage. That stuff, when taken over long periods of time is so hard on the body. :( Diabetes is also very hard on the body too. I didn't know about the starving thing that is so sad. (That wasn't moms problem though haha) SO many young women want to be stick thin and are damaging their organs.

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I have a fatty liver and I know that from reading my CT scans on my medical records. Did Dear Doc tell me this? NO! He tells me nothing.
That is terrible! I do feel you can reverse this by getting your weight down! (can't that lead to diabetes? Thats what my friend said, havenmt looked it up myself)
My best friend said that she had a fatty liver too before going in for her W.L surgery. She said the test come back fine now.

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I think that the internet is an awesome tool to research on and I'm not surprised that you feel that you know more than the regular doc about certain things. I did a lot of research before my cancer treatment so I felt I was well prepared when I went in to see the doc. He got mad when he heard that I did that and said you can't believe everything you read on the net. Thing is I went to forums with people who had the same cancer and read about all of their experiences. Some were worse and others prepared me. I think knowlege is power like Dr. Laura says. LOL Keeps you from being in the dark. I think it's a great idea for you to go to different sites and research the diabetes thing. Just keep things in perspective that's the best thing to do. Plus, you're doing the right things for yourself: changing your diet, exercising and losing weight!
Well I need to remember that I may know alot but I do not "know it all". :lol: I had a chat with God yesterday and I do ask him for strength all the time, to help me with this, to show me the right info so I know what to do. I had to remind myself that in the mix of all the info and conflicting info that only God knows what is really going on. I do feel that the biggest problem is inactivity and that the more exercise I get, the better. that is why I have increased my walking even from last month. Last month I got to 2080 minutes. My average was 67 minutes a day. (Some days were longer but some days were shorter or I didn't walk at all.) When I kind of hit the plateau with my extra splurging like a week and a half ago I told myself to work harder at walking. In the 8 days of this month I am at 775 minutes as of yesterday! That is a 96 minute average so far. I think I want to shoot for a 90 minute average 6 days a week with maybe one day off a week. We'll see. I can certainly use it! ;) I have also heard that is the best way to prevent diabetes is by walking.

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Anyway, I don't really have time for a long post but the sprouted wheat bread is wheat that is picked at a certain time of maturity. It's not processed like regular wheat I guess. It's supposed to have less or no gluten in it? Something like that. I find breads like that in the health food dept or health food stores. Pita bread is great. You just stuff it with sandwich stuff. You could look online for recipe ideas. Maybe spreading the insides with FF cream cheese spreads and adding turkey, sprouts, tom, etc. might taste good to you. WW tortilla wraps are great too! You can wrap a tortilla with just about anything. The test for 6wks body makeover can be found at their website. I hope that helps. I Know I didn't respond to everything but I really need to get busy. Take care everyone and good luck with your dieting and exercising today!
Thanx for all the info and well wishes. I did make it tothe store but was rushing to make the other bus. I am going to look for it on friday. The less gluten sounds great. And its not that i mind not having bread every day. Its that I know I do need the carbs. Then its like every thing online tells you something different. This is my health! I cant afford to listen to wrong info. That is what my talk with God was about. Basically I need him to help steer me in the right direction. Like my hubby says, people have been eating bread for years! Why is it bad all of a sudden? I know the main reason is cause with any food people are not burning off what they eat! That is why I really am striving for the 90 a day. All i can do is my best and hope God honors that with my continual good health. ;)

Sherrie66:

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Please count me in !!!
Hi hun! I am glad you joined!! Your plan sounds good but I hope you also add in snacks! I am doing slimfast as one of my meal replacements too. Have you tried the new low carb one? It only has 1 gram of sugar vs the optima one with 17 grams, vs. the old slimfast with 33 grams!

littlegg:

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I weighed myself a few days ago twice and I was down 3 pounds. The followin morning I was up 2 so I really only lost one. Is this possible?
I was excited although skeptical about the 3 #. Then upset that it was only one. I guess I should be happy I didn't gain. Its an old scale, maybe I am due for another one. what kind is affordable but decent. How often do you all weigh in?
My main weigh in day is on sundays. I do weigh every few days and that helps me stay focused. The best thing you can do is get weighed at your docs and find a scale at walmart that says the same weight. That is great on the 1 pound loss! Remember sometimes we retain water too.

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Today wasn't the greatest. I woke up at 6:30 this morning, and lazed around. I didn't actually leave my house until noon! I just could not get motivated. I was supposed to leave for the gym at 7:45, but I told myself I could always go after work. I finally got to work, worked only 4 hours, and then I did end up going to the gym thankfully! But this morning after I missed my gym appt, I binged. I'm not sure why. I kept asking myself why the entire time. Sitting before me was 1 Coffee Crisp, 1 Mr. Crunchie, 1 Kit Kat, and 4 Wagon Wheels. I sat down and ate the Kit Kat and the Mr. Crunchie and 1 Wagon Wheel. Suddenly I was so angry, I almost completely flipped out. And for the first time I wasn't mad at myself, I was mad at the reasons I binge in the first place. Well, that stopped me right in my tracks. Suddenly I didn't want it anymore. I stopped eating, and threw all that crap straight in to the garbage bag. But eating some in the first place set off another trigger response. I craved it the entire day, and ate a Coffee Crisp later on in the day. I ended up adjusting my meals a bit to compensate.
There are some things you just need to not have in the house! If the guys want snacks have them keep them in their rooms. One major point with me was potatos. I LOVE them! I would have them for dinner maybe 5 nites a week! In August when I had only lost 12 pounds in 4 months since renewing my goal after the misc in April, I told myself that is something I had no control over and it always has butter with it. So I told myself only once a week! And when I have it I can have 1 cup of mashed potatoes with lowfat milk and low fat butter. That has really helped. Once every few weeks I will have fries when we go out to eat. Last nite my hubby couldnt eat the brown rice cause of his tooth so i made him a potato. It didn't even bother me!

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And I know what the initial trigger was this time that got me thinking about it in the first place. The Forum: Chicks In Control. No malace to the forum, I think it's great! But not so great for me. I read about things like people's most craved food, about the foods people binged on, and the perpetual binging, and I just could not stop myself at first.

Step 1. Extract myself from that forum, and stay as far away from it as possible, atleast until I'm actually a Chick In Control. I thought I was...

~Mande
You know what is funny is before I read your post that day I had actually breezed by that forum. I didn't read anything but I did see the title. I was thinking to myself the same thing. FOOD TRIGGER!!! It kind of seemed really strange to me too, like if there were a "druggie kicking the habit forum" and they made a thread about what their fav drugs are, etc.

I took it the same way you did. I didn't stop cause i thought, great, that will have me craving fast food!! :lol:

Hun.e.B:

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Good Evening everyone!! Stressful day lead to stress eating and now I'm doing that old guilt thing. Tomorrow is a new day!
Yep! Just dust yourself off and get started again! :D

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Jasmine...another loss for you too!!! Way to go!! You are just doing so great! I really admire your dedication to yourself and your focus, I need it to rub off on me this week! I've used whole wheat pitas for crust when we do make our own pizzas and they work great. I also like to cut the whole wheat pitas into triangles and spread some hummus on them for a great snack. Keep on shining lady!!
Thanx sweetie! I actually have an update about that! (down below)

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Allergies still buggin this evening, must be the wind. I hate that itchy eyes and sneezing bit, but I suppose I'd take that over a cold anyday. No classes for me tomorrow but I'll be drowning in homework, studying...blech!! Is it spring break time yet?? LOL!! Have a wonderful evening everyone!!

~melissa
That must be miserable! Good luck with the school thing! Just remember that the holidays are coming and you can lose a few pounds by then! Everyone will be so jealous! ;)

sugarbaby269:

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Hi everyone!
What a wonderful group of ladies to come and visit everyday!

Awww *hugz you back* I feel the same way!

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ues: Walk the mall
Eat diet of low carb and higher protein (white meat or fish)
Gym (gotta catch up with my exercise challenge)
Dinner going to Mcgraths for dinner so I will order something close to what's on diet. I will drink tons of water. I will HUG myself because I derserve it and I Hope I don't have drama at dinner with the OUT laws! :rollseyes:
I can do it. I can do It! Go sugar GO sugar It's my birthday GO sugar!
Sounds good. I don't know where you are at w/ your walking . If you are just getting started than just making it a habit is the most imp. thing. But if you have been doing it a while make sure you are not "housewalking". Walk briskly! :D

WIth the going out to dinner, I know I may be a lil late so for next time. Try to see if you can find a menu online. I have seen some chicken entrees with more cals than the other entrees!

When I went to go out to dennys that nite I noticed it was less cals and fat for me to get a steak dinner with potato sour cream and butter with breaded shrimp, then to get the cheeseburger with fries!!!!!

Hun.e.B:

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Good Morning ladies. Well I had to step on the scale this morning for a little damage control I've just been out of control the past 3 or 4 days and thats gotta stop. It showed me being up 1.8 lbs, not as bad as i thought it was gonna be but enough to say hey...what the fudge are you doing??! I'm sure a few big bottles of water and a day of smart eating will see that disappear so thats the plan for today. I need to take my rear end over to that elliptical too.
Awww. Well it is best to notice at 1.8 then at 10.8! You can turn that around!!! Study hard!!

hunnasgirl:

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Okay - I am in! I have been looking at this thread wondering if I could do it and now I know I can - or I can at least try my hardest. I want to lose 7 pounds by Turkey Day!
Hi sweetie! Welcome, glad you joined us! You can do your best and that is what counts!!

I think your plan sounds great!

my ivy:

Powerwalking sounds great! You can do it!!

Martini:

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Time to get my butt in gear! Today is a new day, and I am totally in charge. I have a huge pile of stuff to get done, and the motivation this morning is much higher than it was yesterday. I managed not to gain, but didn't lose either, and given yesterday... NOT SURPRISED!

Putting chicken breast in the slow cooker tonight, it's going to be so gooood! No fat's added, just water and a little marinade!
Sweetie you are doing so great I am so proud of you!! The menu plan looks excellent!

Hun.e.B:

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I did my grocery shopping today and made some healthy choices. I got the natural peanutbutter which always grosses me out with the oil on the top but its so much better for me so I'll give it a whirl! Busy day for me with the books and I've my meeting tonight. Back to the books for me!! I hope everyone is having a fantastic day!!

~melissa
What brand did ya try? I get the smuckers all natural, it has 0 trans fats and only 1 gram of sugar instead of the 3. I am getting to like it okay enough. :D

jelly:

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Well, as for me I am doing good. Monday I did go to the gym and I did 35min.,2.80 miles, and burned 231. Not my best, but am I am rusty. I did jog for 3 mintues staright. It felt soooooo good to do so. Tuesday I did my 30min.Pilates and walked for 30min. Today I did my 3omin. walk, Later I gotta go again (pick my duaghter up from school) and have my heart set on the gym for another round. Well, ya'll have a GREAT DAY and make sure you are drinking your WATER!!!!!
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You are doing great hun!! Keep it up!!!

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bought my dresses for my vacation next month. They are beautiful. I just hope they'll still fit when the time comes. I have been at a plateau for the past week. I can't lose it. I'm getting frustrated.. but I just have to stick with it. I need to go to the gym. I think my metabolism has slowed down because I wasn't eating enough calories and I wasn't exercising. Ahhh. I hate dieting. I'm really busy the next few weeks because its the end of the quarter at school.. so I dont know when I'll be able to get some exercise in. I have just been so tired lately and don't feel like doing anything. I have to stay optimistic though.. i'll make it.
That is exciting new clothes. You can do it! If you use fitday go back and see what you were eating to lose before and do that again! How many cals are normal and what did ya drop it too?

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Jasmine: Aww, keep your chin up, honey! No matter what, things will work out, I know they will. Just keep your faith, it's always seen you through. And you have us to lean on!
Aww thanx for the support sweetie! I am doing much better today. :hug:

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Well, I didn't post today's plan. It was either post it, or get to the gym and work on time.
Get to the gym!! :lol:

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My hip last night hurt so bad, and today it's so bad that I could barely move after the gym. I have a day off from the gym tomorrow, so I'll take it easy, but I can barely walk now
Uh ~ oh. How did you strain it? :(

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I'm not feeling so hot today, really tired and dragged out. I ended up eating my meal plan, but I also ate some comfort food. I didn't binge, but I knew that it was outside of my planned meals, and the choices I made were not so good. Well, not good at all. That's okay, though. I didn't binge, and that is the really important thing for me.
Just remember that this takes time and I have goofed up many times over the last 1 1/2 but I have kept on moving downward. Are you taking a multivitamin?

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Will post tomorrow's meal plan as soon as I get around to making it lol. I think I might switch a couple things up, see how that turns out. My current meal plan is convenient, but ohso repetitive.
Throw a few new things in there, a few new seasonings for your chicke. Don't forget to look for the salt free chicken and steak seasoning. That is what I get. ;)

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I need to stop weighing myself every day. I want to look at my weight loss week to week, as a combination. I don't want to feel like one day will make that big of a difference, and look at a larger picture. So that is what I'll be doing from now on.
Good plan! Sometimes I get so scale obsessive it is scary. Only once a day in the a.m. but still. I cried like a baby the other day and threw something at my hubby on sunday. :lol: cause the scale hadn't moved!! :lol: I had to remind myself that I still had lost 1.5 pounds from the prior sunday(not to mention I had first gained a 1/4 pound that week so I also lost that too) 1.5 pounds a week is better than none believe me! It also depends on what day you look. Like for instance, just the next day(mon) I was down a 1/4 pound and since I had been up 1/4 pound the prior monday it actually meant I was down 2 pounds from one monday to the next. So I did lose 2 pounds in one week, from mon - mon, just not from sun-sunday! :lol:

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Hope everyone is having a good night. This forum is seemingly bare this weekend/week. Where is everyone, what is everyone doing, share!

~Mande
I agree! Everyone come out come out where ever you are! And don't feel bad if you are doing bad or not losing. That is when you need the supprot the most! :hug:

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JasmineOh Hun! So very sorry to hear about all the stress you're having right now. My prayers and thoughts have been with you today. I hope things got straightened out.....
Thanx for the support sweetie, I will get to that in a few!

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I must confess that the birthday was great with lots of friends and family and I did really good on the diet. Today I had to go again for a birthday dinner and I didn't even stick to my diet. Ok.. I didn't drink soda but I had 1 and 1/2 peices of pizza. It was great. So was the salad.
I worked out two hours yesterday and about 40 minutes today and my knees and hips are killing me!!!! ouch!
Tomorrow I plan to really get back with the diet. I was up two pounds and it's stuck. SHeesh! What's up with that? I do feel the water retention though.
Hope everyone is doing well. Looks like people are for the most part. I hope I can lose weight fast.....
Well happy birthday and I am so glad you enjoyed it! Remember it only comes around once a year and believe me I am going to eat hatever the heck I want on mine in December. *snickers*

I would mention what all I want but I don't want to trigger Martini. :lol:
But then again it seems her food triggers are chocolate and sweet stuff. Mine aren't. ;)


Anyhow it might be water retention or salt! You can kick back in gear and lose it!

Jasmine31 11-09-2006 01:06 PM

Okay everyone well I am in a much better mood today. i was worried about having a panic attack yesterday but didn't. I was able to call Joe at work and they actually found him and he told me don't worry he would call and handle it. He is so wonderful. Basically his check from work didn't get in til the 4th and he went and paid the rent on the 3rd, and can you believe it this big realty company who has all kinds of tenants ran to the bank that very day to deposit it!!!! Arrrggghhhh!!!! So we are 135.00 lighter in the pocket but I am not going to stress. Nothing we can do now except chalk it up to exp.

Thanx so much for the well wishes about it peeps!

Anyhow I have been walking like crazy! They have been very busy days with me walking to catch the far away bus and back and walking from target to joes work and back and to the bank and back and etc. It really adds up! This month alone I now have 775 minutes!!! Divided by 8 days that is an average of 96 minutes a day! I am really tired at nite but it is worth it. I looked at my cals yesterday for the 7 days period and my average was like 1630 a day. Not bad! I will post my menus later but i wanted to tell you all that I tried digiornos whole wheat pizza! I really liked it!! The cals for one slice were like 240 with 8 grams of fat instead of the other poizza which was 12-13 grams of fat and 340 cals.

I did have the burgers again tues day nite but it was a nite coming home late on the bus and the chicken was frozen and it was either that or hot dogs. Those things have like 10 grams of fat per dog! vs 4 per burger. So I actually made the better choice. I had a sald with it.

Anyhow the scale was down today and I could see it in my tummy!! I was 217 yesterday and am 216 today!! Hooray! So I am down 1.25 pounds since sunday. :D I am also on tom so I am wondering if I am retaining any water. We'll see what happens on sunday! I am hoping to be 215 by then. ;) Or less!!! hahahahahahahahha

I'll check back in later. I have a dentist apt for a crown tonite and am not going on the bus today. I am going to get some walking in though!!

Jasmine31 11-09-2006 01:08 PM

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Still trying to jump back on the wagon. Ugg its so hard. I feel like I just want to eat.
Good morning!! You can do it! I have found the best way to start my day is with a healthy breakfast, for me that means a fruit smoothie. Otherwise its all down hill from there. How are you doing with your breakfast. Eat mnore fiber. That really helps me to turn off cravings for overindulging.

Jasmine31 11-09-2006 01:16 PM

Oh and just in case any one needs a good kick in the pants today, may I remind you all that Turkey day is just two weeks away!!! :carrot: :carrot:

I am actually really excited. I wish we could get out and spend it with my family but won't be able to rent a van til x~mas. :( But I am really looking forward to celebrating with my hubby and kids!! :hug:

I am down 4 pounds and have 6 left to go. Realistically I can see another 4 pounds coming off by then. Maybe 5 or 6 if my body wants to. But if I can only get to 8 that will be great too! :D Like I say if ya shoot for 10 and hit 5 less than you had before. After that we will have 4.5 weeks til x~mas!!! :carrot: :carrot:


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