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Old 11-20-2006, 07:51 PM   #316  
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Well I don't even know where to begin! It has been pretty busy around here. I was at 214 yesterday so I did lose 1.5 pounds last week. That is good. Not great, but good. I am kind of sad cause I feel like my eating has been fine and my walking increased to 90 minutes average instead of 67. My cals were even a little less. *shrugs* idk I am noticing my body is changing alot and I know it is for the good so I am refusing to base my success just on the scale! I may be building up a little more muscle too, who knows?

Yesterday was supposed to be my red meat and potato day and I was all set for mashed potatos and a roast but a friend called and wanted us to go to her daughters b~day party. I did make a lil pig out of myself but I am not upset cause this is my life and you bet I am going to enjoy it! If that means giving in once every few months at a b~day party then so be it!

They had all my favorites too! Nachos chips with cheese sauce, I had 2 bowls. Lasagna for dinner, two pieces, some toasted bread with butter, I even had 2 servings of stuffing when I got home! Cherry chocolate cake with whipped cream frosting, my absolute favorite! I LOVE whip cream frosting! They had vanilla ice cream too so I had about a cup of that. I did have an smoothie at breakfast time though. I know, not healthy! I am scared to try to add it all up.

Anyhow that was yesterday. This is today so I am moving forward.

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Old 11-21-2006, 10:13 AM   #317  
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Well I am feeling much better this a.m. ladies. It drives me nuts when dh has to work late shifts. At least this once every 3 weeks 10-7, the first two weeks 8-5 is better than his old shifts where he had to work like 3 12-9 shifts! I seriously started getting panic attacks then. Hope everyone has a great day!
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Old 11-21-2006, 12:08 PM   #318  
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Tisha: I can tell a difference in the pictures. Especially in your chin! Keep up the great work! Just think about your final before & after pictures!

Not much going on here. Leaving for the in-laws tomorrow afternoon. I don't know what to expect food wise b/c my MIL just bought a thanksgiving dinner at a local cafe. I have never been there so it should be a surprise. Not much else planned, just football and will probably help them do stuff on the farm.

So I finally weighed my self after 2 weeks yesterday and am down 4lbs. I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tisha I can definately tell a difference!!! The first thing I noticed is that in the 2nd pic you are smiling! The next thing is your boobs look smaller. Have you gone down or are able to wear a tighter notch on your bra etc? The next thing is I can tell a difference in your belly. You have lost fat around there for sure! The ppart riight under your boobs. The butt looks almost the same but a little smaller. I think your arms look smaller too. You are looking great sweetie! I am so proud of you!!
Well, in my extra-comfy bra (that's actually a million cups too small, but so stretched out now that you can't tell!) it's about the same. LOL But, in my good bra (which I actually had a professional fitting for and everything) I'm no longer totally filling out the cups. I hardly ever wear THAT bra, because I hate it, so I just realized this about two weeks ago. Just one more thing I am going to have to spend money on at x-mas time. Blah! But, I can't compain too much. At least it means that some part of me is getting a little smaller. lol
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20 # in 2 months is something to be really proud of! Ive lost 10 so far, I think its still off I need a battery for my scale. I'll get one tonight or tomorrow. How are you doing it if you dont mind me asking? I can use all the tips I can get! I had a bad day on Saturday, but I am back on target now! Once you get to your goal how do you plan on staying there. Thats
been worrying me, I lost 17 lb a few years ago. Gained it back + alot more
so its twice as hard now.What food are your staples? I tried to click on your pics but I cant get them, maybe I am doing something wrong.
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Hi guys,

Hope everyone is doing well and loosing weight I have good news my son won his wrestling match on Sat he got the gold medal I'm so proud of him he has done grate and even lost 34 lbs. He now even takes the time to look in the mirrors at home and wear clone when he goes to school Sonn he will have girls calling.
Any how I had to go shopping today for big date on Sat will be going to The Hard Rock Café and Casinos there are clubs there so I will definitely be dancing I LOVE DANCING

I just bought a pair of size 10 (stretch) DKNY jeans I have not worn size 10 since I was 20....... I'm so excited!!!!!

Will try to take pictures to share here.

Jasmin what a coincidence my hubby was born on same date as you.

My B-day is December 31st


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Old 11-21-2006, 04:49 PM   #322  
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Is anyone else having trouble with the link in my signature? It works for me.

What am I doing? Well, I'm eating more often (3 meals and 3 snacks per day). I'm also trying to stay between 1,200 and 1,700 calories per day. It usually averages out to 1,500 or so per day.

I have one free meal per week. Usually pizza or nachos or something. But, I still watch my portion control for those meals.

I drink a lot of water (I try to drink about 100oz per day) and I walk on the treadmill and sometimes do the Denise Austin Daily Workout that they show on the Lifetime channel.

Oh, and I'm also allowing myself 4 free days per year. They are Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and my Birthday. I can eat whatever I want for the whole day (instead of just one meal) on those days. But, again, I'm still going to try to watch my portion control so that it doesn't get out of hand.

I've found that with the free meals, it's been easier to keep on track. I know that if I'm craving something, I can have it at some point. That way it's not like I'm cutting things out of my life forever. I know that some people have to do that, but I don't see it as realistic for me.



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Hi everyone! I've not been doing so well lately. Since Friday hit I just got into this holiday mood and completely threw my goals out the window it seems. So then I dont come here as often. Yes I've been busy but thats just an excuse, I've got 5 minutes to stop in and keep myself accountable I've just choosen not to.

I've also gotten myself down in the dumps about my so called support system lately. I take it personally when someone isnt jumping up and down excited that I have a loss...only because I'd do that for them. Seems everyone from my "support" group really flaked out on me...and I should not take that personally but I do. I hate that I get myself entrenched into what I think is a great group and give it my all only to be all alone a few months down the road, its a huge reason I've not put myself wholeheartedly into THIS group, I dont want to get attatched and then see it disappear after the challenge ends. Silly and selfish of me I know. Because you guys are so amazing! Everyday no matter what you are there, and thats what I need so much! (Edited to add: nothing I'm whining about applies to this group, you guys have been so awesome and I wish I had taken greater advantage of that)

Do you think I maybe I put too much stock into the support aspect? I feel almost like I'm making it someone else's responsibility for me to stick to my goals and do what I need to do. And when they let me down, then I let myself down, I use it as my excuse. Its hard for me to wrap my head around doing this on my own, support group or no support group. Maybe I'm just afraid if I dont do it then, I've got noone to blame but myself.

Oh..deep tonight! LOL!! I just found out my mother has now lost 51 lbs and all that did was get me disgusted with myself for my behavior lately. Although I have this sneaking suspicion that she has been VERY unhealthy with her weightloss...i'm talking laxatives and water pills here. I dont know it for a fact but the signs point to it. Thanksgiving is gonna be hard seeing her so skinny and me my fat self.

Oh what a pity party!! Perhaps I just need a swift kick in the rear end...what do you think? LOL!! Thanks for letting me vent! I appreciate it! Sorry to be a downer! I swear I'm gonna pull MYSELF out of this!

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Old 11-22-2006, 12:31 AM   #324  
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Jasmine: I read you all too loud and clear. Growing up, my family was really poor. My dad was a single father with 2 daughters and 2 twin sons. He did an amazing job to keep us happy and I didn't know we were really poor until Junior High School. Growing up, counselors used to always ask me if my dad was touching me inappropriately, etc. As if because he is a man, and a single father, he would ever do that?! People can be FAR TOO presumptuous. It has always bothered me, and always will. The way I see it is you have 2 options. You can either talk to the school, make sure they understand your son's habits and situation, or you can not say anything. It all depends on your comfort level. I'm the type of person that will jump right in there and be like, "Assuming makes an *** out of U and Me. Got it?" Haha, but I'm a little b*tch!

I also feel your pain with the babies and the stroller and the potatoes. My sister and her husband used to have a physically abusive relationship (I'm glad to report that he has quit drinking, and really seems to be the model father... although I am still eyeballing him, and am ready to spring back in to action if need be), so she spent a lot of time in the women shelters. I went and "lived" with her there (aka: spent the night 6 nights a week). She worked full time trying to make a better life for her and her daughter, so I would take Alysia (my baby angel) to daycare, go to work, pick her up, feed her, and walk the floor with her all night when she couldn't sleep. I wouldn't do anything different, I enjoy the bond we share However, living in the big city, taking a stroller on the bus during rush hour, the drivers more often than not made me HOLD HER STANDING UP while the stroller was folded. No one ever gave up there seat, so here I am on a packed bus, balancing a 1 1/2 year old, a folded stroller, a diaper bag, and my own backpack, all the while on my feet. Grrrrr. I hope the potatoes taste good! Hehehe. I would offer you my car, but I don't have a license, let alone a car

Melissa: I feel that a support group is REALLY important. To me, my support group is my safety net. They are 99% of the reason I bounce back after a slip up. And you can trust in us more You guys are 98% of my support (my MIL is the other 2%). I come here, and rely on all of you to keep me going! We aren't leaving after the challenge ends! I am already geared with my sig tracker ready for the next one (which I fondly refer to as the Fat Smash Xmas Bash!, after it was suggested by one of the ladies here, hehe). I love coming here, and you especially are one of my favs! Even if I some day reach my goal, I will still be here day in, and day out, because I NEED you guys . I hope that helps

And I would love to share some of my structure with you. If you ever want help planning some meals, making schedules, sharing low-cal recipes (I have a hoard of them!), or just talking about life problems, I am totally here! Usually I'm on MSN more often than not, so you can always get to me!

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Today was much better. I got to MIL's house to start working, and she sent me home, giving me a chance to catch up on all my stupid housework and laundry. Well, I am proud to say, for the most part, I got the nasty stuff out of the way. I just HATE going full steam 100% of the day. It feels like there is never any time to relax!
I wake up around 6ish, get the hubby off to work by 7. Then I make breakfast for myself, eat it, go to the gym at 8, work at 9, get home at 3 in which I clean, do laundry, visit the kitties, and make dinner. Then after dinner, I'm cleaning more, doing more laundry, and then I poop out here, then go to bed. My weekends are constantly bogarted by trips out of the city to go shopping (and not even the really fun clothes shopping kind!), or doing the heavier cleaning (cleaning the bathrooms, scrubbing floors, taking out garbage, cat litter, fridge, stove, and the list goes on). I just want to rip my hair out sometimes, and I think whoever made time really could have put in a couple more hours a day .

Anyway. I did really well today. I didn't follow my plan to a 'T', but I did hold myself accountable for all the things I ate (recording them). I only consumed a little over 1700 cals, and none of them were empty. I had to pry myself away from the fridge a couple times, but mostly stayed on track. I missed lunch time because I lost track of time, and that's what caused the perpetual hungry, heh. So I ate boiled eggs and carrots. I never though ever in my life that I would be proud to make a meal out of boiled eggs and carrots, hehe.

MIL bought us an early present A tempur pedic mattress topper. We wanted to get the bed, and this will totally do until then! It's really comfy! The normal spring mattress hurt my hips so bad, but I slept like a baby last night!

I also had another idea about Xmas, but I will make a separate post because this one is getting REALLY long hehe.

Jasmine: Also with the crunches, I tried them on the floor onces, and it killed my tailbone, hips, and lower back! So I folded a bed comforter in half, and used that. Recently I purchased a cheap Yoga Mat from Wal-Mart. That works a bit better than the comforter, but the comforter always made it much easier than the bare floor! We have all tile and hardwood . As for the stretchy band, you are right. It's for resistance training. The difference between resistance training and weight lifting is:
Resistance training: tones muscles without adding a whole lot of bulk
Weight training: primarily used to increase muscle mass rather than tone muscle mass
Doing lighter weights with more repetitions will give a smoother more toned look. Doing heavier weights with less repetitions will give you a more bulkier muscle.

Tisha: I posted a comment for you on the forum where your pics are located Congrats again, I think you look great, and you can definitely see a big difference! Good on you

Oh, I almost forgot. I'm going to spend the weekend with my mom while step dad is in the hospital getting surgery in Calgary. Shaun and I were going to make the trek anyway. My mom is really upset with the whole thing. For the first time John showed her a copy of his will, and gave her funeral instructions etc, and even gave her Xmas presents early (as a just in case). So she's flipping out. On Friday night we're going to the Legion (yes, we're legioneres hehehe) for the meat draw (she ALWAYS wins!), then Saturday we're decorating the house, and she is taking me out for Chinese food, which I am not going to protest! I have done so well, and I think I can do it. I haven't had any "free" meals since starting, so this might do me some good! Then we'll probably get drunk and gossip around the kitchen table, hehe. Then Sunday we'll do some scrap booking, then I go home on Sunday afternoon. I love my mom. Wasn't around much growing up, so we're more like best friends rather than mother and daughter. She's great!
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Okay, so I think we should do a secret santa! Would that not be fun, or what?!
Except, instead of buying presents, we can do other things that don't cost.
Some examples:
1. Write a poem or something really inspiring for your gift buddy
2. Make them an icon(s)
3. If you're in to digital art, you could always make a digital art piece they can print
4. Find a recipe that you think suits them, and send it to them for some low-cal goodies!
5. Find a poem that reminds you of them, or that you think will inspire them

And so on.
So, if anyone wants to partake, we can start it with the Xmas challenge. How to choose? Well, we can take all of our names, and have an impartial party match us all up. Then they can send us PMs with who our secret santa buddy is.

Anyone up for it??
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I would love to do secret santa!

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Excellent, that's 2 people. The list has begun!
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-I think secret santa is a really cute idea! Count me in!
-Jasmine if I havent told you your pictures a few days ago were really great,
what a difference, I'll bet you feel better too. As for the crunches have you tried an exercixe ball? they make crunches and pushups alot easier. I have one and I've had it for years now, its a great way to exercise, and tone.
If you decide to try it get one with a tape or dvd. Mine has some very relaxing stretches with it too.
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:04 PM   #329  
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Okay well I am just skimming over this now and will go back and read and make comments in a few minutes but I wanted to adress what Huneb said first. :

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I've also gotten myself down in the dumps about my so called support system lately. I take it personally when someone isnt jumping up and down excited that I have a loss...only because I'd do that for them. Seems everyone from my "support" group really flaked out on me...and I should not take that personally but I do. I hate that I get myself entrenched into what I think is a great group and give it my all only to be all alone a few months down the road, its a huge reason I've not put myself wholeheartedly into THIS group, I dont want to get attatched and then see it disappear after the challenge ends. Silly and selfish of me I know. Because you guys are so amazing! Everyday no matter what you are there, and thats what I need so much! (Edited to add: nothing I'm whining about applies to this group, you guys have been so awesome and I wish I had taken greater advantage of that)

Do you think I maybe I put too much stock into the support aspect? I feel almost like I'm making it someone else's responsibility for me to stick to my goals and do what I need to do. And when they let me down, then I let myself down, I use it as my excuse. Its hard for me to wrap my head around doing this on my own, support group or no support group. Maybe I'm just afraid if I dont do it then, I've got noone to blame but myself.
Okay well first of all you have to remember that no one else is responsible for your success except yourself. But I KNOW you realize this and I understand what you mean completely! I have my own board and domain and the reason I found this place is cause my friends who I have known for years have not been very supportive. Even though most of them have weight to lose. We have our own private journals and everyone used to be good about posting and encouraging each other then for some reason it just fell apart and I was the ONLY one who posted in them and it is still the same way except one of my friends who is pregnant and she post in hers but never in mine! I know alot of people have just gotten busy and they work etc. I understand. I was upset for a little bit cause I never was getting the pats on the back and the you can do it kind of stuff any more. That is when I told myself that I just need to accept people for what they are able to do, like in other parts of the board and that if weight loss support was so important to me then I needed to find other individuals who are as obsessed with this as I am. That is when I found this board and have been here every day since.

I hear what you are saying about the challenge stuff to. I had my Oct challenge thread and it was great but we did lose a few girls who were already involved in turkey day challenges etc. I would really hate that to happen again and I do think we are better able to support each other if we can all stick together.

This is my idea. I will start a new thread. Probably today, if not tomorrow. Lets do it different. Instead of centering it JUST on weight. Let us center it on us as a group supporting each other. We can make a new thread every month. Obviously the next thread will be geared toward x~mas and new years etc. But lets make it a group and base it on sticking together.

Who else is for this? We can all stick together thruout our weight loss and we can all eventually move to the maintainers forum when we get to where we want to be. For some of us that will be a long time. No matter what we will always need support. Some of the girls in the maintainers forum have been here for years!

What does every one else think? I think we should do it!!

What to name the group?

Bird's of a Feather Challengers!!

How does that sound? Kind of like birds of a feather flock together, 3 fat chicks. etc.

BRB

Everyone suggest your ideas for names!!
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If you ladies want we can move ourselves into the miscellaneous club room?

Misc Clubs

I am still trying to think up a name!

From Fat to Thin ~ A Support Group for Everyone


How does that sound?

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