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Old 03-01-2005, 04:44 PM   #676  
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GOOD MORNING, s , just checking in wardens great vibes from everywhere, I was recently checking up on some info about a diet pill I had heard about from a friend as she has lost a lot of weight in a short period of time ,anyway I found this site real woman and there are a nice bunch of woman there also, I have found a lot of inspiration and encouragement since I,ve been coming to 3fc and look forward to much more and hope that I can leave a few things behind for others too I,ve learnt that ypu can,t really rely on your friends for much support especially if there overweight themselves I have a friend who is also large and she does nothing but try to sabbotage my diet always offering cake and cookies and coke, sometimes it is a bit of a struggle to say no particularly if I,m having a bad day , I,ve started the day off fine, and if all goes well I,ll stick to my plan
BREKKI/ 2 EGG AND MUSHROOM OMELET,
snack/ ww cottage cheese on slice of multigrain toast, green tea
LUNCH/ TUNA SALAD
SNACK/ APPLE
DINNER/ VEGIE STIR FRY IN SOY SAUCE AND GARLIC AND A TEASPOON OF HONEY, GREEN TEA
HEY, CAROL, INTERESTING ABOUT THE YOGHURT i KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT TAKING OUT ONE THING AND INCREASING ANOTHER i,VE FOUND IF SOMETHING IS LOW IN FAT IT IS USUALLY HIGH IN SUGAR GO FIGURE OH WELL I GUESS IT JUST MAKES US MORE AWARE OF WHAT WE PUT IN OUR BODIES , BYE FOR NOW , STAY FOCUSED, BE GOOD AND ALWAYS BE KIND TO YOURSELF EVEN WHEN OTHERS AREN,T, BLESSED BE, JULIE
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Old 03-01-2005, 06:18 PM   #677  
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I'll be quick like a bunny, so I can still make it to the gym:

Hi, y'all, I'm doing good today, EPP, although having desperate sugar cravings that I'm trying to drown with water! Back tomorrow, gotta run!

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Quick stop in! Julie oh how right you are about friends. But maybe you will give her an incentive when she see's you losing. Be strong and take a healthy snack over for when she indulges. I know at work sometimes others are off snacking on things I'd like to eat but know I shouldn't its hard. Keep up your efforts to be good and kind to yourself. Being healthy isn't so easy its much easier to give in and eat something salty , crunchy or sweet. My ice cream bars are my tasty snack this week and I treat myself to one almost every night.
Judy off to the gym hurray for you! Keep up the good work it will pay off. I have set a schedule for this week. Mon. Wed. Fri. unless the storm hits bad. Maybe I will even go over the weekend. We'll see.
My intake was good today and I stuck to plan. Well I am off to drink some more ice water. Have a good evening. I won't ck in until after work on wed. because I am going to the gym before work . Early Day for me if there isn't a lot of white stuff on the ground.
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:47 PM   #679  
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Hi girls, I,m having a study break instead of giving in to temptation I thought I,d check in, my hubby bought a pack of chips into the house and I,m really having a carb craving, but I,m not giving in I,m going to have a nice glass of ice tea with plenty of crunchy ice hope it works, CAROL I,ve been having a frozen yoghurt bar or a weiss ffrozen fruit bar as well almost every night low in cals and fat and carbs and really keep the sugar cravings at bay oooh the temptation seems to have past, thanks for being there bye for now , JULIE
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Well, I spent the better part of yesterday trying to get my computer to work. I don't know how to spell the gutteral sounds I'm making right now. It's working now, but not completely fixed.

Anyway, I've had a few days with too little sleep. Exhaustion always wreaks havoc with my eating habits. I did okay yesterday in the calorie department but not great in the protein or water department.

My plan for today:

45 minutes doing weight training at the gym

breakfast: oatmeal- nonfat milk and 1 tbsp. walnuts

lunch: chicken soup

dinner: beef vegetable soup and salad


Lots of water and tea

I don't know if you guys have a Trader Joe's nearby but the Fage 0% plain Greek yogurt is REALLY good. I add splenda and vanilla or fruit and/or nuts. It is rich and satisfying. Another trick is getting nonfat yogurt and removing some of the moisture using a coffee filter. It's thicker and richer than watered down non fat yogurt.

Take care and have a great day!

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Old 03-02-2005, 05:50 PM   #681  
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Roll, I love shopping at Trader Joe's and I love yogurt, so I'll definitely check it out! Thanks for the tip. Fruit and yogurt or cottage cheese is my idea of dessert these days.

Julie, I'm glad to have been able to help you with your craving, but I think you sent it to me I had a piece of very yummy bread with my salad today (meeting at a restaurant), which may have triggered this, I'm not actually hungry.

So I made it to the gym last night, and will go back Thursday night. It's still a bit cold out for my 20-minute walks between my office and the subway, so I've been trying to do light aerobics on the days I don't go to the gym "Light aerobics" translates as dancing around to Chaka Khan music for 30-40 minutes. Guess I'll have to do that tonight before dinner. Tomorrow is my first visit to the bariatric doctor's office since Feb. 10, so I really want to make sure that I have a good weigh-in.

Have a great evening, ladies!

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Old 03-03-2005, 06:51 AM   #682  
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Well girls it must of been crave day yesterday. I didn't make lunch so while out of the office I stopped at the Greek store. I bought some crusty bread, pepper turkey br. ,roasted red sweet peppers, spicy mustard and made my own sandwich. It was really good. Then I had some greek olives and yogurt. Walnuts for a snack. My down fall was also snacking on the way home on some chex mix spicy low cal. 130 but most likely 2 servings as I didn't pre measure. But then I made a lean pork chop w/ sauerkraut for supper and called it a day. Not sure what my intake really was but different than my norm. I have to count up the calories and record them.
Rollmdl thanks for the nonfat yogurt ideas I think years ago the nutritionist also had said to do that straining idea. I am going to ck it out again thanks for the idea. See we just support each other with ideas and its so helpful. We are all trying so hard. I did make it to the gym but only for 40 min. on the treadmill. But it was a good workout. I have been increasing my speed and incline. I burned 370 cals. today. I also did up and down the 2 flights of stairs at work and parked in God's country too! Parking was bad today nothing even near close. But maybe it was a good thing for me.
Judy the dancing sounds like fun. I used to use the Richard Simmons dancing to the oldies tape. Maybe I will have to try it again. It would be a good workout for when I don't get to the gym.
Todays plans: exercise possibly I am taking my stuff.
Breakfast: 2 poached eggs, 1 rye dry toast, potatoes 400 cals. out to the diner.
Lunch: salad w/ lettuce, feta cheese, walnuts, olives, pepper turkey,red roasted peppers and vinegar and olive oil , spices. Yogurt ? cals gotta look them up.
Snack:apple 100 cal. large
Dinner: homemade chili, w/ crusty bread
sNACK: ice cream slim bar 130 cal.
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Old 03-03-2005, 08:57 AM   #683  
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GOOD EVENING s, hope your all well, sorry for passing on the craving JUDY but it doesn,t sound like he did any permanent damage I to thank you ROLL for your yoghurt idea I,ll have to give it a try, I like cottage cheese as a desert to JUDY have you tried toasting apiece of fruit bread and topping it with ricotta cheese and a drizzle of maple syrup thats yummy too I came across it one of AUSTRALIAN SLIMMING MAGS, CAROL your lunch from the Greek deli sounds mouthwatering it sounded so good I could almost taste it HEY TIRED I HOPE YOUR WELL , LOOK FOWARD TO CATCHING UP MISS YOUR THOUGHTS AND ENCOURAGEMENT, I,ve done pretty well today
BREAKFAST/ BOWL OF SPECIAL K,
SNACK/ FROZEN YOGHURT BAR, GREEN TEA
LUNCH/ VEGIE OMELET, MADE WITH 1 EGG AND 1 EGG WHITE, GLASS WATER
SNACK/ CARROT AND CUP GREEN TEA
DINNER/ TOASTED TUNA IN TOMATOE AND ONION SCE WITH COTTAGE CHEESE AND A BOWL OF WW MINESTONIE SOUP
DESSERT/ WW JELLY WITH A SPOONFUL OF DIET CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
AROUND TOTAL 1440 CALS TRYING TO STICK TO ABOUT 1400 TO 1500 CALS
WELL THATS IT FOR ME I,M OFF TO BED, BYE FOR NOW, BLESSED BE, JULIE
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Judy, Good luck at the Dr.s. I have a visit this Friday and I have gained weight since our last visit so I'm feeling a little apprehensive. Those goals I set a few days ago...................Well, I've been pretty much ignoring them. I went to my water exercise class but I haven't been tracking my calories and haven't been drinking enough water. I hate revealing this but I feel so discouraged. I wish I had a reset button.

I can still do the 3 trips to the gym and act as if I've been following my plan. This remorse I'm feeling is not helpful.

Today I'm going for a facial. My friends have gotten me a gift certificate for two birthdays in a row (JULY!!!) and I haven't used them. The woman who gives the facials is an angel. I've been hoarding the certificates and I'd been told by two sources last week that I needed to use them. I know that not using them is a sure sign that I'm in "deprivation mode".

Eating plan for the day:

breakfast: kashi, nonfat milk and a few raisins

lunch: smoothie

dinner: chicken salad

snack: apple with goat cheese

Thanks for listening to me when I'm down.

Carol, I love reading your daily intake. You are so creative with food combinations.


I am going to try going to the gym tonight. I'll let you know.

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Old 03-03-2005, 04:57 PM   #685  
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GOOD MORNIG LADIES, just a quick check in from me , feeling a bit down today had a bit of a tiff with hubby last night, he went to bed and didn,t even say goodnight I,ve always had a rule in my home even when my kids were little , you never let the sun go down on your anger even if your really angry you still say goodnight if something happened in the night and you couldn,t see that person anymore you would never forgive yourself I told him if he couldn,t say goodnight then not to bother saying goodbye in the morning when he left for work, guess what he didn,t, this situation with his ex wife and maintenance problem is really waring me down I,m in SYDNEY most of the time working to help outand I seem to miss him more than he misses me he is doing just fine when I,m away and when I come home for awhile he,s indifferent, I can be gone for three weeks at a time and thres no intimacy between us when I come home, when I came home this time he started things but stopped and said he was tired , the next day he said he hurt his back at work so I,ve spent the week on the sofabed in the loungeroom, I was suppose to be going back to SYDNEY yesterday but my cars playing up, the night before he asked me to come to bed because he felt better, I didn,t because at the moment I feel very confused, when he came home yesterday and I was still here he said his back was sore again when I went to get into bed, thats what the argument was about I don,t know whats going on, I,ve taken a long hard look at my marriage and it seems as tho I,m the one whose been hanging in there trying to make it work his attitude is if I,m there I,m there if I,m not I,m not he does fine with out me , so I guess there wasn,t that much there to begin with I knowI said it was just a quick check in but once I started I couldn,t stop, I,m so sorry for boring you all this post is a real bummer I know please take no notice , just me offloading I find sometimes if I write what I,m feeling down it helps me to deal with them in amore positive way instead of heading for the biscut barrel or ice cream, anyway take care, keep up the good work, ROLL hang in there my friend don,t be to harsh on yourself I know you have a lot on your plate with your family, but remember you are doing this for yourself and there are always bumps in the road on any journey so the weight you think you,ve put on just look at it as a detour and get back on track with different focuses the fact that your exerciseing is telling me your still committed to this journey so keep it up , bye for now BLESSED BE, JULIE
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Roll, I love facials! I had one a few weeks ago for the first time in ages. I do my own at home every month or so, when I have a slow Saturday or Sunday and can play "home spa." But it's so much nicer to put yourself in someone else's hands. And even better to have friends who want to make sure that you get pampered from time to time. Don't feel badly about your progress, Roll, this road isn't always going to be straight. Just do what you need to do to stay on it with us, and you'll see forward progress again, I know it

Julie--we have to stop describing this yummy food in so much detail, it's making my mouth water just reading some of these posts I'm so sorry to hear about the tension with your hubby. It's so hard to keep up the intimacy in a long-distance relationship. I hope that the two of you will find a way to talk about how you each are feeling. I'm sending you positive thought waves....

Carol--sounds like you have things under control! Hope it's going well for you today.

I went to the dr's office. She's a bariatric doctor, so her patients are all focused on issues related to weight loss and nutrition. Usually I just see one of the nutritionists, as I did today. We discussed why I'm not losing faster (portion control, not working out enough), but it wasn't a bad session. Even so, I left in a weird, kinda angry mood, and stopped in at a Starbucks on my way to the office for chai tea and pound cake, neither of which is on my plan, of course. I'm on my way to the gym now, so I'll do an extra workout and try to figure out why I had this little self-destructive snit! Otherwise, today I've been EPP: turkey sausages and V8 juice for b'fast, apple and almonds for late AM snack, salad w/chicken for lunch, and a protein bar around 4PM.

More tomorrow! In the meantime, be well, everyone.
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Julie its good to unwind sometimes its the only way to take a good look at things. Give yourself some time to think things over. Being away from each other is good for awhile but can have its ups and downs. Don't ever worry about unloading here its a good place to get support. I read an article yesterday and for some people who just do fad diets they generally fail at some pt. but support groups for people are generally valued and people reach their goal. So lets all hang in there.
Rollmdl it will all come together. It seems to take a bit of time to get back on track don't be so hard on yourself. Keep up the exercise and your intake doesn't look bad?
I am looking forward to doing my measurements and wt. on saturday my day to do so. I feel like its all starting to work out for me. I think the thyroid meds being regulated have helped. I am less tired at night and have more energy. I am taking a couple hours personnal today and going to the gym. Then later having my little 5 yr. old grandaughter over for the night. We are taking her out to eat. I will try to be good today knowing I'm going out later and will try to increase my workout a bit longer to have a few extra cal'sl later on. My boss whom is pretty and tall and slim actually said to me a couple of days ago you look good. I all of a sudden noticed how thin your getting. It was nice to hear her say something so positive. I do see some differences in my clothes and how they fit. So I still have aways to go thats for sure!
Judy I most likely would of stopped for that tea and pound cake too! Its all about feeling like I can do this and when I am ready I will! You ate it had your say and went off to the gym. Good for you. But I think its good for you to be going for extra support. I hope you share some of the info.. I printed out some info. yesterday but haven't had time to read it yet. This weekend I will have to do that and will share any good stuff.
Intake today; 2 eggs, multigrain english muffin 280, little canola marg. 30, coffee
Yogurt snack time.
Lunch = yesterdays salad Greek with homemade dressing
I had gone out for spanish rice. Little high in carbs! yesterday
Dinner ?
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Old 03-04-2005, 04:49 PM   #688  
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GOOD MORNING s, GOOD TO SEE YOUR IN GOOD SPIRITS, CAROL and everyone for the support it means a lot, I,m usually a person but because I keep a lot inside I tend to at times I know my hubby is probably going through stuff too but it just sucks big time when there stuff seems to take priority and your stuff is trivial to them but I guess after all he,s a man maybe I expect to much I think with the health issues I,ve had to deal with over the last 12 months is all just starting to get on top of me but I,ll get there anyway enough of that sh.., CAROL I miss TIRED too she always has some wisdom I can take away with me, yeah I,ve heard that support groups help, I,m doing weight watchers at home and coming here helps but I think I need more I,ve been told that there is a ww meeting about half an hr away frrom me hey I go that far to do my shopping so I think I will check it out, I,m feeling good today just going to let go and let GOD if hubby and I are ment to get through this hiccup we will, my plan for the day
BREKKI/ BOWL SPECIAL K WITH SKIM MILK,
SNACK/ FROZEN YOGHURT BAR, GREEN TEA
LUNCH/ TUNA AND COTTAGE CHEESE ON MULTIGRAIN TOAST,GREEN TEA
SNACK/ GRAPES. APPLE, GREEN TEA
DINNER/ DRY FRIED MUSHROOMS, ONIONS, TOMATOES IN SOME WORSTERSHIRE SAUCE WITH A TEASPOON OF CRUSHED GARLIC ALL ON ASLICE OF MULTIGRAIN TOAST, WW JELLY AND FRUIT WITH LOW FAT CUSTARD
Well thats it for me I,m off to do some study thanks for just being there sometimes offloading to someone that doesn,t really know you helps heaps more than visit with the comfort food bye for now stay focused, keep well and remember to be kind to yourselves hey I should start to practice what I preach what do you think hey ROLL I hope you enjoyed your facial you deserve to be pampered you sound to hard on youself at times and I feel like your a lovely lady so take time and enjoy time for just you, BLESSED BE, JULIE
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Carol, thanks so much for your kind words. I think my TOM is next week, which contributes to my spazzy eating pattern lately.

Julie, I'm glad that you feel supported by the group. I don't think you should apologize for sharing your thoughts. Men can certainly stress you out....

Today was okay, except for an urgent need to eat too many tortilla chips. I danced for 35 minutes this morning, had a blueberry smoothie for breakfast, an apple and a piece of cheese late AM, chicken fajita (without the tortilla) for lunch, someone else's tortilla chips (boo), a protein bar for later afternoon.

Tomorrow I have a lot of rushing about, and a party....wish me luck.

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Hi all,

It is good to "hear" your words. I wish I could "talk" to you more, but my computer is totally infected. I can hardly get to this site without many many minutes of trial and error. Due to our time constraints here it will probably be summer before we can really fix the problem, so I'll have to be in and out which stinks!!!!

Julie, it was good to read your words. It's so hard when your hubby is entrenched with his own issues, we all know it happens but it's no fun. Carol, I can see that you're still the steady support everyone looks forward to.

As far as the diet goes it's been an uphill battle for me lately. I don't know why exactly but it seems like life has become very, very busy in the last few weeks. I'm maintaining a size 12 so far (much better than the size 20 of August) and I'm exercising a lot, but I want to eat all the time - that's the down side that needs help. I might try to access this site at school so I can chat more often.

I wish you all well. I will be back somehow. Take care.
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