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Old 06-21-2002, 10:05 PM   #151  
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I think Susan is selling some kind of diet pill or something now. I will see if I can find a link for you.

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Old 06-22-2002, 01:01 AM   #152  
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Hi.
I'm still here. Can't think of anything much to say except I need to stay OFF the scale. I'm eating right and walking. I walked 3 miles yesterday and then I stepped on the scale this morning and it showed a 2 pound gain from the day before. Stupid thing! Anyway, I'm drinking plenty of water, but it's pretty hot out and I know I tend to retain water when the temperature rises. Hope that's all it is. Hanging in there. Glad we all are.

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Old 06-22-2002, 07:47 AM   #153  
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hello, thanks tif.

hi jen. those scales are gonna be the death of us since i am a scale hopper, this is what i have learned to do. whether i am doing good or bad, whether there is a gain or loss, i only count the weigh in , every tues. morn. i dont let it get to me anymore, especially if i know i am doing good. it sounds to me like you are doing great!!! dont let is discourage you. keep on doing what you are doing, that scale will move in the right direction. i know sometimes when i am really hot, my hands and feet get swollen, so it could be that.

ok, i am headed to the shore. i will check in tomorrow. everyone have a great day, and lets stay in control!!!!
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Hey, thanks Willbethin. I "officially" weigh on Saturdays and it appears I've dropped those 2 mystery pounds off. Still, it doesn't look as though I've lost anything this week. Oh well. I feel better. I've been putting on make-up every day and I pampered myself with a professional hair-coloring. I haven't been this blonde since my early twenties!
Also, instead of getting off to a slow start and being lazy Saturdays until noon and getting nothing done most of the day, I've mowed my front and side lawns, picked up in the living room, filled out my daughter's camp forms, washed dishes and started a load of laundry. It's starting to get warm, so I'm taking a break from mowing. I WILL finish the entire lawn today. I've finally started weeding my flowerbeds, but it's slow going. I'm going to finish one and plant some of my favorite annuals today. It's a bit later than I planned, but I want to add the color and like to feel proud when I drive up to my home instead of saying to myself "Well...at least it's not the worst yard on the street!"
Hope everyone else is having a great weekend too.

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Old 06-23-2002, 08:54 PM   #155  
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hi jen, sounds like you are keeping yourself busy, good for you, that will keep ya out of the kitchen, good job. and congrats on losing those 2 lbs again.

hello all, i am back from the shore. i had a great time. even won my daughter a sponge bob and patrick stuffed animals out of the crane machines, it only cost me 1.00 for sponge bob and 1.50 for patrick. she was so happy and so was my husband cause that is all she was wanting to win. sometimes i can be so lucky with those things, half of her stuffed animals came from those machines and the boardwalk, when i was addicted to those machies when i was single, dont know what i would have done with them, if i didnt have angelina

now, food choices?? werent always the healthiest ones, but i ate a whole lots less then i normally would, which is my main focus right now, to just eat less. my excercise has been good and i have been drinking my 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. so hopefully the scales will be kind on tues morn. my wiegh in day.

hope everyone had a great weekend!!!
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Old 06-24-2002, 09:44 AM   #156  
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Hi all!
Down a whopping .5 for my weigh-in this morning. I'll take it. With my lack of exercise this week, I'm lucky to have it.
Tiff, no way, susan is selling diet pills? That goes against what she said in fist book. How disappointing!
I have a terrible cold or sinus thing going on. Eyes hurt, nose stuffed up. Not a pretty picture. On top of that, it's soo hot and humid. Mind if I whine a little?
Hope eveyone is off to a great week of weight loss!!!
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Old 06-24-2002, 03:29 PM   #157  
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Hey hey, naughty kittens. WHERE IS EVERYONE?

Tiger, she says it is a "dietary supplement". Ok, whatever. I just hated seeing her advertising any kind of pill. You were absolutely right, that goes against what she preaches in her first book. But whatever brings in the money, I guess.

Things are ok here...still not getting as much exercise as I would like, but it IS that time of the month and I seem to be going rather heavily (I know, TOO much information) and I don't want to be out on the track, leaking body fluids. So, I have been taking it easy this week.

Had a bad epsiode last night. After my dh and I had a particularly intense argument about his ex, who is very much a nightmare, I went into the kitchen and ate a Ding Dong and the rest of the kids dinner (some pasta with hamburger and spaghetti sauce).

I WAS SO MAD AT MYSELF. I should have went out for a walk and cooled off. But it was those old habits. So, I am not beating myself up over it, I am MOVING on. Today is a great day and I am doing perfect today, and that is important to me. The past is the past.

Live and learn girls and thanks again for being here for me to talk to.

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Old 06-24-2002, 03:55 PM   #158  
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hi tif, even on that time of the month, you still crack me up gotta love that sense of humor. sorry to hear about your fight. hope everything is alright.

i myself, just about an hour ago, got into one of my old bad habits. i am babysitting one child today, it was last minute and i wasnt expecting it. she is around my daughters age, so they have been playing pretty good, it is really hot out. so i am not going for a walk or anything, anyway, i got a little bored and headed straight for the carbs. i feel tired and yucky. as much as i hate to admit it, there are just some things i have to tell myself i cant have. i wasnt going to do that, but maybe just till i really start losing weight. i have to change some of my old eating habits that got me heavy in the first place, i have to remind myself that there are 4 food groups not just one(carbs) i will try to salvage the rest of the day and maybe have some grilled chicken , some veggies and a salad, as i seemed to exceed my carb limit for the day. so onward and upward.
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Hi There.
Thought I'd stop in on my lunch break. Sorry you're not feeling well Tigerlily. .5 is better than a gain. I know that sometimes, if I don't lose much one week, the next is great. Hope that's it for you too.
Old habits sure do die hard. I know my FIRST inclination whenever I'm bored, tired, angry, etc. is to find a "comfort food". I think that's O.K. in extreme cases, but not as a daily thing. I know what you mean about certain foods, Willbethin. I hate depriving myself, but there are certain things I can only eat when I have a specific way of limiting myself. Like pizza. I used to buy pizza for my daughter and me once a week, but not now. I can't seem to stop until there's none left, so I save that for when there's another person around so I can't eat 2/3 of the thing!
Well, I'm off to another thread. Not a bad day for a Monday.

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Old 06-24-2002, 04:12 PM   #160  
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Hello to all -

This is the first thread I have actually read (not just browsed) on this board and I just wanted to say that I couldn't peel my eyes off, in spite of having plenty to do here at work. WTG everyone, I'm so impressed with all of you.

I'm 31, 5'2" on a good day-ok maybe 5'1"- and stepped on the scale Saturday afternoon (a total of 3 times, such was my shock) to see 215.4. I'd been doing my own thing for about a week before I got the guts to step on.

History - figured myself for a fatty in high school at a tricky size 14 (not everything that was a 14 fit but I figured the manufacturers were cheap with material, LOL). Got motivated and cut back when I was 19 and 165 and slimmed down to a 6-8p and 120-125. Ate whatever, whenever and fluctuated within 120-130 for 3 or 4 years. I thought I was cured, although I can't say I thought I had it made at the time (Grrrr! to think of all the time I spent worrying about hiding my big thighs and the mini-rolls on my tummy).

Then I got married. It's been 7 years and look at me now! I guess that's 10# a year with double the first year.

I've tried - oh, I've tried - but dammit this is NOT another one of those times. The first piece for me is exercise, that's where I'm starting. I got myself out of bed M,W,F last week and hauled my butt to the gym before work. Was so proud of myself I went on Saturday. Stuck to my guns and did it again this morning. So I have a little something to be proud of.

I'm not worrying about food yet but I want to add that before I lose enthusiasm! That is really the key - as so many of you have said - endurance and patience. Husband has even pointed out that I can do ANYTHING for 3 weeks - after that forget it. I would love to join your little network, and I will try to be a good and faithful poster.

One caveat: I'll be taking a little vacation time and I don't know how often I'll log in from home. But I need to make it important to me!
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Old 06-24-2002, 05:48 PM   #161  
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Welcome Cafe! It sounds like you are off to a great start with the exercise. That's suppose to be the best way to start, getting that metabolism going before you cut back on food! Are you implementing any plans? I'm using Bob Greene and Susan Powter for motivation ( and 3FC! ) I'm also trying to eat more healthy, less processed foods. It is hard! Processed foods are evil.
Tiff, darn those Ding Dongs! I wont buy them anymore. I let the kids pick out a sugar cereal (Count Chocula) at the grocery the other day and they wolfed it down in 2 days! They are sick of hearing me say "go eat some fruit".
Off to hunt the cupboards, see what I can fix for supper.
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Old 06-24-2002, 06:59 PM   #162  
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It is so kewl to come here and read people talking about being healthy!

I have been a heavy person most of my life and was on my first diet at 9 years old. I have had anorexia, bullemia and have been on antideppressants for anxiety that balooned me up to 200 lbs!

now after 2 years I am down to 160 (not great but a VERY good start) after breaking my ankle and dislocating my shoulder. (Hard to exercise when you only have one working leg and arm)

I have within the last year been walking 30 minutes 5 days a week. Recently I have started to eat less food, and add yoga, weights and pilates into my routine and I am proud to say I have lowered my body fat from 30% to 27% which is STILL not bad!

I stumbled upon this forum while trying to look up support for not wanting to exercise and how to get rid of cravings and I have come EVERYDAY since!

So after that LONG winded speech here is my problem.

I have a slimfast shake for breakfast (otherwise I would puke because of Yoga)
then 4 snackwell cookies at 10:00 AM
then another shake or a powerbar and a peice of friut for lunch.
Then I walk for 20 mintes
then I come home at 3:45 and have 2 cups of veggies, 1 small peice of protien (usually a boca burger or small peanut on Wasa bread sandwich)
and a small bowl of frozen yogurt, a snack size snickers peice, or a yogurt.

Here is the kicker. I have THE WORST cravings! All I want is a damn cookie. not a bag (although I fear if I had a bag I would eat a bag) but a dessert or something chocolate that ISN"T the size of a quarter. But I don't want to give in because I am afraid it will release the floodgates! Any advice?! can I eat one fattening sweet and still stick to my plan or is it just going to open the floodgates? Does anyone else have these stupid cravings?

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Old 06-24-2002, 11:25 PM   #163  
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Welcome Puma and Cafe. Good luck to you both. This is a great spot to come to vent and get support or to come and crow when you've done well. Hope you enjoy....

Have posted in a few days. Been in a weird mood. Been keeping up doing well though, so that's been good. Did go to lunch today at a favorite Mexican place and just didn't worry for 30 minutes about what I ate. Work has been very stressful lately and I needed to get out of there for lunch. I didn't over do it, but it sure was a nice break!

Today was weigh-in. First I stepped on the scale this morning and found it at 185 which is where I was 2 weeks ago at weigh in. I accepted it (sorta) and didn't get too bummed. Figure I know I'm doing well and was wearing jeans on Sunday that I have been able to wear in over a year, so I wasn't going to get too upset. But, then I had to question it and went back and tried again. This time it said 180!!! So, I step off and back on and this time it said about 183.5 .... Decided to buy a new scale. Will weigh on it in the morning and it will be my official weight for this week. I swiped this scale from my parents house in my old bathroom about 3 years ago when I started grad school. I really think we got it when I was in high school or even junior high... I'm 31 now... I think it's time to retire that one! The new one is digital! Welcome me to the 21st century!!!

Very tired so I will cut off now.... hope all is well with y'all.... for those of you that are praying types, can y'all say an extra prayer for me and my co-workers, please? Things have been very stressful and some of us are taking it out on others of us lately. Not good at all. I used to love going to work. These last few days, I am not loving it anymore.... bleh.... THANKS!!!
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Old 06-24-2002, 11:38 PM   #164  
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There once was a girl from Nantucket
Who went to KFC for a bucket,
Even though it was greasy
and it made her feel queasy,
Down her throat she did suck it.

HAHAHAHAHA....ok that was not a true story. Not today anyway. I just couldn't let Will go to bed without laughing one more time!!


Cafe, WELCOME to our little group. We aren't perfect here, but if trying counts as perfection, then I guess maybe we are. Cause, we sure try. (and try and try)

You are already my hero. There is no way on God's green earth that I would haul my butt out of bed in the morning to exercise. Nope, no way, no how. I started with the food and then started a little exercise in the evenings and maybe after some weight comes off...I will feel more like exercising. I just still have this amazing aversion to sweating. I just don't like it.

Puma, Welcome! You can be my hero too. I would like to do yoga or pilates, but geez, there is that sweat thing again. As far as your question...I would think that you are pretty low, calorie-wise, so maybe...you could incorporate one of the Weight Watcher desserts, they have some yummy ones. No Pudge makes a great brownie that you can make one at a time with no-fat yogurt and I will tell YOU...that sucker is so rich, that even if you ate it and wanted another, for the calories, you could have another. Heck, have one every day. Yum. Chocolate power bars might help the craving too. I also like Fat-Free Chocolate pudding. I will make it with skim milk and eat the whole box. Whoo-hoo!!! Throw some Fat-Free Cool Whip on it...I really don't think that it will open the floodgates, I am a believer that if you DON'T have what you crave the most, THAT will send you over the edge, thinking about how you can't have it...till finally, we will stumble across you sitting in the cookie aisle at the Piggly Wiggly with about 20 open boxes of Oreos, covered in crumbs and crying.

Soooo...we can't have that. EAT that chocolate, baby and ENJOY.

Thanks to the new people for thinking that we are interesting enough to join. I can tell you...these people keep me on my toes and I love them for it. I only wish we lived in the same neighborhood, so we could all keep eachother on the straight and narrow at all times and exercise together. (I would sweat with these girls and that says a lot.)

Well, night all.
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Old 06-24-2002, 11:46 PM   #165  
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Lizzo, I posted and then saw your post, so I wanted to say a couple of things to you, before I went to bed.

First of all, I will say a prayer for you at work. I think these things kind of ebb and flow. It will pass, I am sure of that. Hang in there and know that if something is said, it isn't personal.

It's great that even though you are in a weird mood, you are still keeping up. I swear you are like my soul-sister. I went to my favorite Mexican place yesterday and had my favorite and didn't get all obsessed. But for 6 days out of 7, I pretty much eat at home and eat very healthy, so I was ready for it. But after my slip-up last night, I don't expect my weigh-in to be very succesful tomorrow...but if I just maintain, that will be ok. Although, with this damn period...I have probably lost 6 pounds of blood. (GROSS )

I had to laugh about your scale. It's like a talking scale from ****:

"Yes!! You HAVE lost weight!"
"No, I don't think you have!"
"Well, MAYBE just a little"

Until you pick it up and launch it against the wall. A new scale sounds like a great investment.

Well, hang in there! You will be fine and this will pass.
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