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Old 12-06-2005, 09:12 AM   #91  
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Hi All I Tought I Would Check In To See How Everyone Was Doing ? Fine Here Been Watching What I Eat And Excercising. Have A Silly Cold And Been So Tired Lately. Anyways Is Everyone Staying On Task? Hope So If Not Just Remember 1 Day At A Time And If You Fall Off Jump Back On...
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Old 12-06-2005, 10:29 AM   #92  
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Hi Brandy, It is so nice to hear from you again. I'm glad your are doing well and hope you are feeling better soon. I think we are all doing great, we are moving in the right direction and losing weight. I hope you can pop in more often we would love it.

Miki, Brrr, 22 degrees. That is what it is here in MI. Is that unusual in Arkansas? All you are missing is the fluffy white stuff (snow). Well you are braver than me, I'm have been walking inside for weeks now. Keep it up!

Well today was my weigh in and I lost 2 lbs. I was so relieved (excited). Makes me want to keep going even more. Off to a good start already today with food and already did the 2-mile WATP.

WW, Good for you looking for calories. I'm with Miki it will never happen to me. But that is cool you are keeping good track so you can get enough cals in so you can lose weight. Keep it up!

Allison, How was the new equipment? What kind of elliptical trainer did you get and do you like it? If I buy anything it would be that. But I have heard not to buy too cheap of one because only the more expensive hold up. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

Hope everyone else is great.

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Old 12-06-2005, 02:32 PM   #93  
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Hi Everyone! How is your day going?? I just got to work... I don't really feel all that well... but I did use the new exercise equipment last night. It was awesome!

Miki- That would be pretty cool for me and my Dad to challenge eachother, I will definatley bring that up to him. You are definatley brave for still walking outside in that weather! It is about 5 degrees here... brr

Emjay- The new equipment is awesome! The exercise bike is a really nice one (schwinn brand) and I really like it. The elliptical machine is a nordic-track, it is also really nice, probably the nicest one we saw. I agree with you about not buying too cheap, you might as well invest in something nice.

Well I just wanted to check in and say Hi. I hope everyone has a great day!!
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Old 12-06-2005, 07:29 PM   #94  
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Hello everyone! Thought I would pop in quick before my condo meeting starts. They usually run kind of late so I don't think I'll make it back online tonight.

Hey Brandy, good to hear from ya. Hope that cold goes away soon. Tis the flu season! (I've already had a bought despite my flu shot, lol). Lots of rest and feel better soon.

Emjay, congrats on the loss. Good job, good job, good job. You get a dancing carrot for that!

Glad to hear the exercise equipment is already there & set up Allison. Sounds like you are having fun with it.

Today, my eating was rushed. I shopped at lunch time again, so for lunch snacked on an egg salad sandwich & potato salad. While one or the other would have been fine, together they pushed my calorie intake up to almost 200 (combined with all the fruits & veggies I ate today). It was a bad choice to have 2 items with so much mayonaise in them. So....I only have 300 cals left for the day. I seriously doubt dinner will only be 300 cals, so I'm looking at going over today. Oh well...it will balance out from yesterday, lol.

Well, I've got to get my paperwork together & head to that meeting. Talk to you all tomorrow!
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:36 PM   #95  
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Hello everyone

Brandy, welcome back! Sorry to hear you arent feeling well. Hope you get better soon.

Emjay, Hooray for 2 more lbs gone! And to think we doubted ourselves just a couple of weeks ago. We can do this! As for the weather, honestly we never know what to expect here. It gets pretty cold at times during the winter but we rarely get snow and if we do, most of the time it doesnt stick. We get more ice then snow..YUCK. So far no precipitation at all, just cold. But last week the temp was in the 70s every day. It could easily be that warm again by Christmas. Cant plan in advance what to wear. Even in Spring, if you choose a summery Easter dress you may freeze to death or stick with long sleeves and it may be 80 degrees.

WW, you made me want to get some Nonfat Ice Cream bars. I forgot yesterday and today until I past by your post again. I gotta get me some tomorrow for nightime snacks.

Allison, you'll have to let us know what challenge you come up with for you and your Dad. Sometimes a challenge makes us lots more determined. We need to come up with some for us in here too.

I didnt get to walk this morning. My sister is having problems with her foot so she thought she better rest it today. Going to do my AirWalker in a little while. I did 20 min last night in addition to my 2 miles yesterday morning. Today I had a banana for breakfast, soup for lunch and tonight I cooked a big skillet of boneless skinless chicken breast strips w/onions and bell pepper and wrapped it in 2 whole wheat tortillas. Also had some whole kernel corn with it and a Fat Free pudding cup afterward. I'm actually too full right now.

Well, I think I'm going to check out ebay for a few minutes until I feel like I'm not to full to exercise. Talk to ya'll again soon!

Miki

PS....I keep forgetting to bring it up again but there is still a chatroom in here. Is there a time we could all meet there sometime? I think it would be fun. I dont know how I didnt see the icon for it at the top of this page. I even called myself looking there and missed it! But I checked it out and it still works.
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Old 12-06-2005, 11:48 PM   #96  
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Hello!

I had to stop back in because I realized I didn't answer your (Miki) questions about my ipod.

I have the Ipod Shuffle. It is the smallest, most basic version of ipod you can get. It retails in Canada for $129 CDN, but I've seen it on Itunes.com for $99, I'm assuming that must be American dollars. I've posted a link below so you can see what it looks like (you might have to copy & paste the link). I have the 512 MB version, but if you want to pay a bit more you can get a 1GB version. It does not have all the bells and whistles, for example, there is no screen. Honestly though, I find it quite liveable without the screen. I never needed one on my old walkmans from years before, so I certainly don't need one on my ipod.

I can fit about 120 songs on my 512 MB ipod. That's more than I need (I have 95 songs on it right now). I find it really easy to use, but make sure you follow the manual when you first load the software and all that. It plugs directly into my USB port. It works faster with USB 2.0, but I find it works fine with the USB 1.1 ports on my PC. It does require a fairly recent Operating System, only works with Windows XP or Windows 2000, so users of ME or earlier are kind of out of luck. It also works with MAC, but I'm not sure which version.

The think I like about the Shuffle is it's very basic. I open up my itunes software, put a music CD into it, select the songs I want to load, then load it into the software. Then, I plug the ipod into my USB port. After about 20 seconds a "Liesa's Ipod" icon comes up on the left, and I drag & drop the songs onto the icon. They load into the ipod, and they automatically convert my music files into a format that the ipod can read. The ipod shuffle is really not much different from a USB Memory stick...it just has player controls. Plus, I can set it to either play the music in the order it is loaded, or I can select it to "shuffle" the music, so it plays random order.

Okay...that's all I got, I should go now. I was just outside getting some dinner, and it's -23 C right now (about -9 F). BRRRRRRRRRR! Me ears are frozen!

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Old 12-07-2005, 07:19 AM   #97  
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Hello everyone I would like to join your group here! It sounds like a lot of motivation and support and thats what I need. I have been maintaining for awhile at one wt. up or down a few lbs. But its time to get serious and lose a bit more I have 10lbs more I would like to shake off before spring. So I am trying to get motivated to do so. I have to go battle the snow covered roads to get to work in the city about 24 miles away. But I will jump on again later to get introduced better. I look forward to having this accountablity daily to lose my wt. and stay focused. Thanks,
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:38 AM   #98  
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Hello all,

Well I have sattelite internet and I just had to trudge thru about a foot of snow around my house (down a hill) to clean the snow off of it. It is the second time this year I have had to do that since the snow fell. Coming back up the hill is pretty good excercise, I'm sure I will have to do it more. So far that is all the excercise I have gotten for the day. But I plan on doing my 1 or 2 mile WATP. I haven't decided yet. I also have to go to the grocery store which I am not looking fwd to. I just can't get motivated today. I have spent most of the AM wrapping christmas gifts.

Welcome Carol, We look forward to your imput in our group. I'm from MI and dealing w/ snow covered roads right now too. We are getting dumped on right now as are you I think. Well great to hear from you. Come back soon and tell us more about yourself.

Hope everyone is having a great day...

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Old 12-07-2005, 04:25 PM   #99  
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My name is Errica and I have been a member of this site for quite a few years now. I gained alot of weight when I was pregnant with my daughter (In 1999) and lost most of it in 2001. It is now nearing the end 2005 and will be going into 2006 and I have gained all of it back plus an additional 34 pounds. Due to illness, stress and I stopped exercising. This is the heaviest that I have ever been and I definitely ready to lose weight. I just weighed myself today and I am gonna need all of the support and a buddies I can get. I do have a realistic goal date but I am more into cooking and eating healthier foods. Next summer I will be a major milestone "age 35". It's all or nothing because I am tired of yo-you dieting!!!

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Old 12-07-2005, 10:54 PM   #100  
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Erricah,

Welcome back! Isn't it so frustrating when you lose weight and then gain it back again? I think that is the case for some of us on this thread. It is for me, I lost 70 lbs. about 7 yrs. ago and have gained all of it back. That is why I'm here. I got so sick of eating unhealthy and not excercising. So far I have found so much support here and it has made this journey easier to begin. Was this site instrumental for your weight loss in '01'?

Well anyways, it is good to have you here. Hope to hear from you soon...

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Old 12-08-2005, 12:56 AM   #101  
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Hello all. Don't have much to update you with today. Eating was fine, exercise was fine...same old boring day, lol. Work was major busy today, feel like I'm falling apart sometimes, lol.

Welcome Carol, we all could always use more support, so glad to see you jump in. 10 lbs. by spring sounds like a pretty reasonable goal, I'll bet you make it!

Hello Errica, good to see you. I know what you mean with the gaining back. I've lost & gained so many times I couldn't possibly keep track, lol. But, this is the farthest I've gotten so far, so I think I'll go all the way this time. Glad you are here to do it too. We all hear you on the yo-yo dieting.

Emjay, that's quite the self serve internet service you have there, lol. Sorry, I shouldn't make fun. Being a snow hater (good think I live in Canada eh?), I should be pouring all my sympathy on you for having to dip your feet into the snow. I hope you don't have to do it too many times this year!

Well all, it's getting late here, so I should think about trudging on off to bed. Talk to you all tomorrow.
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Old 12-08-2005, 06:40 AM   #102  
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Thanks for the warm welcome.
Miki what is an airwalker? I am looking for some type of exercise equipment for home. I just don't seem to be going to the gym with the snow and all.
Yesterday I didn't have time to introduce myself really. I am a young 51 year old gram. I have 3 lovely grown children and 4 grandchildren. I don't feel like a gram yet. I love the kids and they keep me going thats for sure. They are 9,6,5 and 4. Thank goodness they live with in 5 min. and thats great. My son and his wife live in Hawaii and if all goes well I will visit with my hubby in the spring. So I would love to be 10lbs. lighter. It doesn't sound like a lot of wt. but yet it is the lbs. don't come off so easy. I have been on the sites for awhile now and pretty much at this time maintaining my previous loss. I lost around 10lbs and several inches. But still need and want to lose some more. Christmas is here and thats a tough time to lose. I am just going to try to maintain and if a loss comes thats great. I calorie count that works best for me. A few weeks ago I went off the computer and my sites no so good I over ate and didn't make great food choices. So here I am back on and I have been gaining some control ever since. I just need to be accountable or junk just gets in my way. I slip and fall not good at all for this young gram... I look forward to getting to know all of you. I work a full time job and have many hobbies.... Too many to keep up with! I love to camp, cook and bake, knit, quilt, crochet, make soap, kayak and go to the casino when I can. Never time to be bored. Oh and I am still paying for my degree late bloomer! Thats it! Thanks again for the warm greetings!
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Old 12-08-2005, 08:32 AM   #103  
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Yes, Emjay this site along with doing the Atkins diet and going to the gym 3 days a week faithfully, was instrumental in assisting me in weight. I went from 255 to 205. It stayed off for 4 months. After that, I lost my job and my daughter became sick and that was it. For the last year and a half, I have been dealing with illness (myself now) and personal stress and I am gaining, gaining and gaining. I've got to stop.
My menses has been irregular for the last five months and that has also thrown my body completely out of wack. I have been having these intense cravings for sweets. I can't follow the Atkins Diet (the first two weeks) because it is too much protein in my body. I am incorporating just enough carbs in my diet so it doesn't hurt me. I get a terrible pain in my side whenever I eat alot of protein and no carbs. As along as I eat healthy foods with carbs then I am ok.

We had our first snowfall earlier this week and it is suppose to snow again tomorrow.
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Old 12-09-2005, 12:59 AM   #104  
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Hi all,

Didn't do too bad eating wise today. Went out to dinner w/ a friend and only had a grilled chicken salad and dinner roll. And it wasn't only because it was a skinny friend either. It does feel nice not to leave a restaurant feeling over full and sick though. Did my 1-mile WATP tape. I think I will be snowed in the house tomorrow (actually today) so I don't have any excuse not to do a longer one.

Hope everyone is doing well...

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Old 12-09-2005, 07:43 PM   #105  
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I did really well eating today, however, it is 7:30PM and I am feeling hungry or feeling like eating anyways. I hope I don't blow a pretty darn good day. I have a Christmas party tomorrow night so I need to be good today for a little indulgance tomorrow. I did a 20 minute Windsor pilates tape today. I just can't force myself to enjoy pilates. I'm convinced it is only for the 110 pounders on the video. I find it painfull (back and neck), but I do feel the burn in my abs when I'm finished. But overall I feel worse after than before. I think I may try it again after I've dropped about 20 lbs or so. Has anyone else tried it?

Where is everyone??? Hope to hear from y'all soon...

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