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Old 07-24-2006, 01:07 PM   #76  
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Hi all..........I'm new here, so here's my story...

My name is Paige, I live in Rock Hill, NY. I'm 26, a sahm, and also a culinary student, double majoring in pastry arts and pro chef. I also have a little side business making cakes and other baked goods. I've always had trouble with my weight, and lost a significat amount of weight in high school, only to gain it back when I got married and then got pregnant. I've started and re-started WW so many times, so I'm really hoping this will be it.

Looking forward to getting to know all of you!
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Hi, Paige! Welcome! Ooooo... WW for a culinary student!!! Ouch. That's gotta be a challenge. I hope posting here will help. It certainly has been wonderful for me.

I started WW (at home) in June '04. I lost about 75#, then got pregnant! I'm due in about 5 1/2 weeks!!!!! I still check in here a couple times a week to keep in touch with friends and to keep in mind that as soon as possible, this weight is coming back off!!

Can't wait to get to know ya!
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:35 AM   #78  
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Congrats on the baby! I've been *thinking* about wanting another one...I'm missing the feeling of holding my little babies! I'm so busy with school and the two that I have now, though, so I don't think another little one will be coming along (plus dh does not want another one!!!)

So far yesterday and today are going well. I stayed within my pts yesterday and went to the gym and had a really good workout. I had a wedding cake client schedule a tasting for tomorrow, though, so today is a baking day and will be a challenge. I've never been able to make a cake and not "sample" the pieces of the cake that I trim off (even though I KNOW what it tastes like...no real need to sample! LOL!) So I am challenging myself to not eat any of it. We'll see how it goes! I also have a big 25th anniversary cake (3 tier plus two side hearts) due on Saturday, so the whole week looks like it's going to be tough! Oh well...I love it; baking is my favorite thing to do, so I'm just going to have to make a consious effort to keep my weight loss goal in mind.

Hope everyone has a successful day!
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Hi there Paige! Wow, baking and weightloss, hmmmm, not sure I've heard those two mentioned in the same sentence before! Only joking, I'm sure that if you are in right frame of mind this time you will do fine. Keep that mini goal of 10pounds in mind and think of a great, non-food, treat to have at the end of it to keep you going.

Glad you found us here at 3fc, we'll help you along the way if you need us to. Some of us don't post as often as we used to - so much going on lately, but we're still around, just holler if you need us! (by the way, I may be dim, but what is a sahm? )

It'll be my WI again tomorrow evening. Not quite sure how it will go. I anticipate maintaining or a tiny loss perhaps. Although I have stuck to the programme all week and stayed within points, so we will have to see. My mom is doing great. she's been at a bit of a plateau for a few months now, she had a replacement knee in December and was a bit immobile for a while. now she's going great guns and hopes to reach her 42# loss very soon. (thats 3stone to us Brits!) For someone who was convinced she could only lose weight by starving herself, I think she's done pretty good. And the fable of the hare and the tortoise is very true in her case, slow and steady really does win the race!

Righty-o, I'll go for now, Hope everyone else is ok, Linda? Nat?
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Dawny- sahm = stay at home mom
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Ok Paige, told you I'm dim! Never was too good at these abbreviations, just give me good old English anytime! I'd love to be a 'stay at home mom', but I'm a working one. Saying that, my AJ will start full time school from September, he turn's five two days afterwards. That will then give me a couple of days a week whilst he's at school to do some stuff for myself. I only have the one kiddie, but its amazing how we do forget how to do things just for ourselves instead of always for other people all the time, don't you think? I think this also counts for weightloss. Some people lose weight (or try to) assuming that its the best thing for their relationship, or that other people around them want them to do it, rather than really wanting to do it for themselves. Also, I think if we don't make time to concentrate on our 'diets', then they don't work out so good either. We need to make some time to journal. Make some time to plan our menus and make some time to exercise. Yeah, I know its easier said than done, but it makes all the difference. And lets face it, if it comes down to the 'nitty-gritty', how hard can it really be to find two or three 30 minute slots a week at least to do a bit of exercise? In a week we have 168 hours. (I think, my math is rubbish!) surely a tiny bit of that can be for ourselves?

Oh, I'm off waffling again, sorry, gotta go now anyway, off to dentist this afternoon, I'm REALLY looking forward to it - I'm sure you can imagine!
bye for now!
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I almost made it through yesterday's cake making without sampling! Oh well...I only had a little bite, and I accounted for it in my points. I am really proud of myself, though, for staying on track these first few days. Usually I say I'm going to start counting points (and add, "No, for REAL this time!) and then don't. I think what is helping me is that I have been starting my points at dinner time. Night time is always my hardest, and that's where I always go over in points. So by starting my points at dinner, it keeps me in check a little better because I know I need to save enough points for the next day. Also, I usually have a hard time in the afternoon with snacking, but doing it this way, I know that if I can hold off a few hours, my points will renew. DH is doing well tracking his pts, too. We both did WW last spring and really stuck to it...of course, I didn't lose anything, and he lost about 40 lbs. UGH!

I think I might try to go to the gym this morning, too. I know I won't be able to the next few days, so I had better get it in. The gym has a babysitting room, so that really saves me. It is virtually impossible to exercise here at home with my two dd underfoot. Plus, I know that if I drive the 25 minutes to the gym, I will stay there and workout hard, otherwise it's just a waste of gas!

Hope everyone has a successful day!
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Hi, well WI wasn't too bad last night, .5# down, not a huge loss but better off than on, I say! I stayed to the meeting after WI which I haven't done in the longest time. I enjoyed it and you never know, I might stay to another one very soon!

Paige, hope you got to the gym. I agree, trying to exercise at home with the kiddies around is just not worth even starting with. I tried a few time to do my tae-bo video with AJ under my feet. Didn't work. He tried to join in which was very admirable but I was scared of kicking him in the head. Not a good choice! We do sit ups, hand weights etc sometimes in the morning before breakfast, he enjoys helping me do that, and of course he can always do twice the repetitions that I can, but its fun for us both and it does make him realise now at an early age that exercise can be fun and healthy. (pity I don't always follow my own advice!)

Anyway, got to fly now, AJ's not been too well today at nursery, probably the heat we have at the moment - its been so hot for weeks now and we're just not used to it! Plus, It looks like we're about to get a raging storm so off the pc I go before I get blown up!
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I didn't end up making it to the gym yesterday. DD had an upset stomach from the shots she had at her checkup the day before yesterday, so we stayed home.

I have been doing really well with eating, though. I think I'm down a few lbs already. WI isn't until Sunday, so I'm anxious to see where I'm at then.

Today was a huge cake baking day, and I only had a small nibble, which again, I accounted for! Usually I would eat the entire plate of trimmings! It's so hard; cake is my absolute FAVORITE thing to eat.

Hope everyone is having a good day!
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Hi there, quiet on here again, the last few days. Never mind. I'm here to waffle anyway.

Had my WI last night, no loss (or gain) to report this week. Can't say I'm surprised really. Sunday after an argument with dh I pigged out for the rest of the day. Not good. Monday, I took AJ to our shopping centre and went to mcdonalds. I had a chicken salad sandwich and small fries, but even so, there's probably more points in the sandwich than in a big mac! It wasn't even that nice either. So yes, I regretted that one. So, this week I'm doing the no count programme, (for those of you that don't know, its the UK version of Core.) I have shopped wisely in advance, I have planned out the majority of the weeks menus and am ready to kick the scales butt! I think I have been counting points now for so long I'm really ready for some kind of variation of my 'diet', some different food, to get things really moving in the right direction again. I'll keep you posted how it all goes.

Right, got to go, off to my Mum's tonight (there are usually loads of 'munchies' there, cookies etc, but as most of us now are trying to lose weight then many now take fruit - strawberries, cherries etc to pick at. Much healthier than a double choc chip cookie any day! yeah, I am joking!!!)

Bye for now. xxx
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Just checking in! Linda - Where are you?!?!?!

Paige - hope you're still doing well.

Dawny - Great confessions. Now, time to move on. I hope the meetings will continue to inspire you. I'm sure it is a bit like starting from scratch. I know I will have to go back to beginning tactics when I start again in a few months.

Only 4 more weeks until the due date, but I'm still hoping for something sooner. Today, mostly because I want to get away from my office and co-workers!!! I keep telling Chloe to go toward the light, but so far no good.
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Hi there Melanie, LOL, hehehe. Your time will come, my girl. If there's one thing for sure, one day, and one day soon, little Chloe will be on her way and then the really scary stuff starts.

I've been really, really good the last two days. I feel a bit like a fruit bat to be honest, I think I will end up either looking like an apple (hopefully not the same shape!) or a lettuce leaf. But I've had chilli and brown rice for dinner tonight and I feel much better now! We have to see if the no count programme will work enough by next wednesdays wi to see if its worth all the effort. we will see....
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Dawny - Any WI news to report? Hope the fruit paid off!

I'm still hanging in, and so is Chloe. Hoping to report some news any time now.
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We're waiting to hear too Melanie - of course, I could be off line soon when I move so just in case the date coincide - I will pick up the info eventually!
WI is tonight, I predict a couple of pounds loss all being well, I will report back tomorrow.
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Me again, yep, 2# off at WI. chuffed to bits!
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