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Old 01-23-2006, 12:36 PM   #121  
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Hi everyone. I am terribly embarrassed that I have not taken the time to post over the last several days, and I will try to do better with that. I have had alot of things on my mind and on my plate (the proverbial plate, that is ), but I know I need to be on here in order to stay on track. The BF is back on the road for the next 2 weeks, and I will need you guys to help me make some strong progress before he gets back - especially since I will be starting my TOM this week and will be feeling way too big.

I hope you are all well - welcome to all the newbies we have gotten over the past week and I hope you are as glad to be part of the group as I am!
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:35 PM   #122  
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Well this is the start of week two being house bound with sick kiddos. My 2 year old seems to be on the mend now and keeps asking to go "play" - that's what she calls the gym!!! Of course she does get to play. It still seems like "work" to me!! My 9 month old is SO sick though. I think it's just a cold of the "regular variety", but I did put a call into the peds this am. I could suction her nose every 15 minutes and it just doesn't stop. Eating is difficult. Everything is difficult for her. Poor thing. She's coughing so bad now and just cannot get rest.

But the good news is that woking out at home worked for me and I lost another 3 pounds last week. I've lost 3 pounds each week for the past 3 weeks, and suppose it'll slow up a little any time now. Especially since I will get AF next week. (I'm not used to calling her TOM yet.) Today I did Denise Austin's Shrink Your Female Fat Zones and it was a great workout. I'm going to do WATP later this afternoon. I'm having DH pick up the Biggest Loser dvd for me today - since I cannot make it out of the house. We tried to rent it, but it was always out. I hope the mis-steps don't distract me too much. I'm a little concerned about that because even shoe laces dragging on dvd's kinda bug me!

Erin - did you get a new scale?

Well, gotta go eat some lunch. Only ate 1/2 a Zone bar for bf because I've been sobusy being a Mom!

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Old 01-23-2006, 07:57 PM   #123  
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Nori - I have not gotten the scale yet, but I bought an upgranded verision off ebay it should be here at the end of the week. It is one of the fat monitor/body scale. SOrry to hear the kids are sick and I hope they are feeling better.

I did weigh in our office scale ( I work at an insurnace agency). It said 284 so I am not sure where I actually am. I am fine with 280s becuase it is still lower than I have been. One of the girls at work said she could tell in my stomach and someone I have not seen in two months said I was looking good so for the meantime I have to be happy with those results. I have a doctor's appointment in the begining of March so hopefully I will get a good idea of how accurate the new scale is after I have that appointment.

I ate really well today. Not much exercise - I am hoping to get something in after my son goes to bed and before I get some work done at home tonight. Tomorrow will be an early day in the office so I will have to work out otmorrow night as well.

Divalared - my husband is back on the road this week. I know it is hard when they ar out of town, but I just try to keep my portion under control.

Have a good night all
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:32 PM   #124  
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When I worked in a pediatric office one of the docs worked with anorexic girls and we had one of those scales. Just make sure you follow the directions that come with it regarding the body fat calculations. Ours wasn't a super duper one - it was a Tanita and around $200 - but it mattered what time of day it was, what your water intake was (anorexics will drink lots of water right before weighing), if you were on AF...anyways, it was very cool, but very particular. Hopefully your's will be easier. Let us know.

My baby does have an ear infection. I'm so glad I went ahead and took her in. It's her first one. Poor thing. At least she got some antibiotics and hopefully will be feeling better in 2-3 days now.
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:15 PM   #125  
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Where is everyone? How is your week going? I went to the doctor today for my yearly exam. Even with the weight I've lost, I still got the "you're clinically obese" talk. Talk about depressing. My blood pressure was up, and the dr. asked me to go get blood work done. So I walked up to the lab and they took 5 vials of blood for different tests. She wanted to check my thyroid, vitamin b12 levels, blood sugar, cholesterol, iron levels, and it seems like there was something else.

The good news? Only a few pounds to go where I move from the "obese" section on the bmi scale to the "overweight." YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here's to removing the word "obese" from our charts, ladies.

PS - ELIZABETH & J - WHERE ARE YOU GUYS???
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:51 PM   #126  
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Hi everyone. Well I did manage to last 10 minutes on the eliptical last night which is an accomplishment for me cause I usually can't last more than 5 so yay for me. Two of my 3 boys have been sick this week too. Boy is that rough. About two months ago all 3 were really sick and they all were taking 2 to 3 different medications a piece so I was having to write down every little thing that I gave them and when just to make sure I didn't over dose any of my children. It would take me about a half an hour to give all of them their medicines during the day. Anyway, I really love my husband but I might would actually do better if he were one of the out of towners just cause he doesn't know how to be supportive correctly. When I tried to start back on WW a few months ago, my first week back I lost 4 pounds and he was like that's great and then the next week I lost 2 pounds and he was like you need to do better next week. So I started eating what i wanted and was back where i started. I'm an extreme emotional eater. This turned out to be more of a personal life than a weight loss post, sorry, but I just don't have anyone to talk to these days. The few people that I thought were friends turned out to be users and the one friend I do have moved away.
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Old 01-24-2006, 02:19 PM   #127  
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Miss Serena, anytime you need to post emotions or weight loss info, IT IS ALL WELCOME!!!! Trust me, this week, I will be doing much more personal than weight!!!!

Have you tried telling your hubby that he is not motivating you the way you need him to? Alot of guys actually aren't trying to be mean (I hope that is your case) but they just don't know how to adjust their "sensitivity chip" when it comes to dealing differently with women than they do their buddies. He needs to try and understand that with 3 kids, losing ANY weight in a week is a HUGE accomplishment (I should know - I have no kids and haven't lost ANY )
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Old 01-24-2006, 02:28 PM   #128  
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Hi Everyone.
So far this week has been going well for me I took a couple of days off on the elliptical and it really gave me energy for Mondays work out I blew my previous best distance out of the water ( I stay on for 1 hour no matter how slow I am moving) I joined weight watchers Sat and my food has been really good since then. My official weigh in day isn't til Sat but I am addicted to the scales and so far it looks pretty good this week.

Nori: Kelowna is straight north from Omak about an hours drive over the border.

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Old 01-24-2006, 03:56 PM   #129  
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Serena - great job on the elliptical! Like you, when I started using the elliptical, I could only do 5 - 10 minutes at a time. I'm happy to say, when you keep at it, you really can add time! Now, I get on and do 45 minutes. Then, to keep things constantly changing, I do either the treadmill or the stationary bike. (My gym days are M, T, Th, Fr)

Lori - way to go upping the distance!!!!!!! Can I ask how far you're going? I need to go faster, I think. It's taking me 15 minutes to do a mile.

DivaLaRed - lol! Love the "sensitivity chip." LOL Guys just have a different perspective on so much.

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK EVERYONE
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:01 PM   #130  
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I hope this finds all of you doing well ! I am so sorry I haven't been around. I am not much on during the weekends since that's when we're working on our home renovation project, and we got to spend ample time with Sam who is 10 months old !! I have enjoyed reading and playing catch up with all of your posts !! I came to work yesterday full anticipating to get on here and say Hello, but our net was down so I was so unhappy Anywhoo. . . on a positive this weekend it was so nice J & I took Sam out for a stroll down out country road we live on. You would have thought he won the lottery he was SO Excited !! J & I both have been dieting and exercising ~ which I've just got to get off my frumpy rump and do !! )

What I REALLY want to know is how EVERYONE of you Ladies is doing ?
From what I've read everyone seems to be doing quite well ?

to all the Newcomers !! I hope you enjoy being part of this AWESOME group of Ladies !! I look forward to hearing ALL about you and what you're doing on your personal diet journey !!

From the posts ~ It seems everyone is doing well on their diet and exercise !!

WOOHOO FOR WEIGHTLOSS, GOOD DIET & EXERCISE !!

I also wanted to share a little update of what I am doing !! Hope you don't mind !!

Weightloss & Diet UPDATE !!!

I have lost an additional 3 lbs ~ for Grand Total of 16 lbs since January 1st

Here's some of what I am doing as stated in my 1st initial post in this thread:

1. Completely gave up sugar - Splenda is a wonderful supplement for helping tone down the sweet tooth !

2. Eating a maximum of 1200 calories a day ~ if that

3. Limit of 1 Soda a day, Diet & pref. Caffeine free

4. Exercise at least 30 mins a day (still struggling w/ this one)

5. Drinking LOTS of water !!

My Mom is a retired Registered Dietian, and so that helps out a TON !! She counts everything at dinner. And it's a surprise with certain things we eat for a meal. But she gives me an analysis every night, so I can maintain my caloric intake !! YAY for my Mom !!

Yay for J my hubby who's doing this too - he's losing inches and weight !! And he's SO supportive !!


And to answer some of ya'll about the Denise Austin dvd - I haven't tried it yet !! Which is TERRIBLE - but that is on my BIG to-do list !!

Thank you ladies, also for sharing your meal plans, snack ideas, and helpful hints.

My one tip - when you need to curb your sweet tooth - Purchase Sugar Free Gum and chew it until your jaws are sore !! I know that sounds ICK, but the flavor and smell and the achy jaws does me in

Hugs ~
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Old 01-24-2006, 06:58 PM   #131  
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Hey Ladies! How is everyone?

I haven't been around for the past few days. I kind of fell off the wagon this weekend and didn't count calories at all. I've also had no energy whatsoever - I'm struggling to stay awake right now! I hope this goes away because I miss my intense workouts.

In other news, I found a beautiful dress for prom this year - (I hope this link isn't removed) http://www.davidsprom.com/images/dre...ll/9518431.jpg. Now I have extra motivation to lose weight. Prom is April 29, so I'll have plenty of time to lose some inches around my waist and hips, my two problem areas. I'm excited!

edit: Elizabeth, that is a very cute image in your signature
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Well it has been a long day. I really do not think I am going to get to the 30 min mark today (of exercise), but I did get a little in here and there. I do not want to drain myself for the entire week. I am doing well on the calories and water intake. I am probably drinking too many sodas, but if they are diet I can live with that.

Katie - that is a great dress; I am sure you will look great.

Take care - Erin
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In other news, I found a beautiful dress for prom this year - (I hope this link isn't removed) http://www.davidsprom.com/images/dre...ll/9518431.jpg. Now I have extra motivation to lose weight. Prom is April 29, so I'll have plenty of time to lose some inches around my waist and hips, my two problem areas. I'm excited!
Very cute dress! Love that color! My 2 year old is sitting here and when I opened the link, she exclaims, "Oh pretty...dress for dance..."! I think she's been watching too much Dancing With The Stars - right off the bat she knew what you wore a dress like that for - God knows I don't have any!

BTW - I did The Biggest Loser workout dvd this morning. It is GOOD! I really feel that I worked all my muscles and can see why these folks toned up so well!

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Look who the cat drug in!! Y'all remeber me?? I know I haven't been around the last several days ... things with work have just been super busy - I promise to do much better this week!

Elizabeth :: Just wanted to let you know that I'm moving in with your mom - so let her know I'm coming! lol The DH & I were talking this weekend and told him that I was going to find either a Dietitian and/or a Nutritionist this week, I've had it with trying to figure it all out - but again things have been so busy that I haven't done that either! grrrrr *making note* I WILL make that call tomorrow!
on 16 lbs so far ... you're doing an awesome job hun, keep it up!!

Katie :: The dress is gorgeous, you're going be stunning in it! Be sure to post some pics after so we can see!

Big *waves* to everyone else ... hope you're all doing ok!
I have tons of reading to catch up on, so I'll be back when I'm done.

Oh and btw - I was down 4 lbs this week - 9 lbs total for the month of January - and Total loss since August is 65 lbs ... I still have a ways to go, but I'm so about that!
Also, my DH takes progress pics of me on the 22nd of each month (wearing the same clothes) ... I have new ones posted in my siggy if anyone would like to take a look.

Be back in a bit!


ETA: I've changed the pics in my siggy - didn't want to confuse anyone b/c the post stated that I had the same clothes on and in these I don't! lol

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BTW - I did The Biggest Loser workout dvd this morning. It is GOOD! I really feel that I worked all my muscles and can see why these folks toned up so well!
Oh I LOVE the BL workout DVD ... isn't it awesome!!?
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