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Itryharder 10-23-2013 05:51 PM

#290 Bale of Turtles Not Frightened of Halloween!
:carrot: :welcome3: We are the Turtle Group here at www.3fatchicks.com. We welcome you to join us as we work toward good health and fitness in a persistent manner. As our inspiration, we use the race between the turtle and the hare where the turtle was the victor because he didn't give up. We believe in keepin' on by using the skills and techniques we have learned from experience to keep us on track. We believe in giving each other support. good luck.
(for Lin and Lauren)

Itryharder 10-23-2013 05:53 PM

Hi Turtles, we had gotten long, so I started this new thread.
We can do this!
234.6/199.4/180s and thinner!
My WI today------------lost .8#. I'll take it!

Itryharder 10-23-2013 05:55 PM

Hi, I'm posting again to straighten out the numbers!
Have a great day.

coffeeshopgirl 10-23-2013 08:43 PM

This is a really cool thread! I like the focus on persistence. Let's see, here is a list of the things that I'm persistent with:

1. Food prep - Every weekend, the husband and I prep salads, sandwiches, wraps, soups, and fruits/veggies for the week. I prefer not to think when I choose my meals during the week, and this has worked well for us for the past year and a half.
2. Getting back on the wagon - I have yet to find a sustainable workout routine, but I'm still working on it and not giving up! And that is the most persistent I've been - getting back to a routine at least once a month. it's not perfect, but it's better than where I was 3 years ago.

Nice to meet you all!


Itryharder 10-24-2013 08:27 AM

:welcome: coffeeshopgirl, well, I'm so glad you think our thread is cool!
We are persistent. The really good things about all the turtles is that we do make progress in our own way in our own time. I hear you about exercise.
The other turtles are doing quite well with that right now and I'm still
avoiding it by not working it into my routine. I'll work on that this week. Glad to have you chiming in and congrats on your weight loss so far!

Oh, I had a nice WI yesterday and am officially under 200# in my WI clothes. Had a group here last night and I had a piece of fruit instead of sweets. Had lunch out (it was a very fun day) and avoided bread. First time I've done that in ages. I'm trying something very different and hoping to shake up my weight. More protein, much less bread and grains. I'll let you know how I do.

Cherry, Life4evr. Bandit and Princess, ladybug.....have a great weight loss day!
234.6/199.4/180's and thinner :cool:

bandit2 10-24-2013 03:33 PM

Hi turtles

Coffeeshopgirl - welcome to our group. The ladies here are great giving
lots of motivation & inspiration. I am sure you will enjoy checking in with us when you can.

Judy - thank you for setting up our new thread & congrats on your weighin!
Good for you

Princess/Cherry/Life/LadyBug - hope you are all having a great week.

This week has been tough with the menu. Been out for 2 dinners this week.
BUt I did go bowling Monday & got in a walk at lunch on Tues (45 min) &
did "ghost walk" last night which was approx. 2 miles.
As you know when I am OP I do great but once I get sidetracked & get into the fast food, it usually goes on for more than the 1 meal.
This is one of my biggest challenges. If I only had the 1 fast food meal, wouldn't be so bad, but when you keep going it adds up fast.
Anyway, weigh in tonight & back on track for next week.

All - getting cold up here. Brrrrrrrrrr!

Itryharder 10-28-2013 02:09 PM

Hi Turtles,
Had a great Halloween party Sat. night. All the costumes were funny or terrific and we had fun. I went as a voodoo doll. To say I am "stretching "
to find a new idea for a costume is putting it mildly. All in all really good.
People stayed late which means they were having a good time. I had the food brought in. It saves a lot of work and we've got a good place that is reasonable and delicious. So funny how peoples eating habits are changing.
In the past I've had a huge salad and at the end of the evening it looked as though no one touched it. This time around it was almost all gone. People are catching on that filling your plate 1/2way with a delicious salad and then taking bites of the other things does work. We also had ds and his family overnight from Fri.-Sunday to stay with us. Good visit. i love those.

Food is good. I am concentrating one day at a time. I am doing my best to avoid most carbs except veggies and two pieces of fruit a day. The weird thing is I am less hungry and that is so puzzling to me. I lost weight very well doing this when I was 35 and although I've been fighting the idea, I was ready to do it again. I'll let you know how I do. More lean protein, no bread, it's working today.

Hey, best to all of you. Yep, we do persevere even though it's not easy. I guess my point of view is where would I be if I didn't. Lots of luck and enjoy the day!
234.6/199.4/180's and thinner :cool:

bandit2 10-29-2013 11:46 AM

Hi turtles

Judy - glad your party was a success & great you are doing well with your food plan.
I also feel that cutting the heavy carbs really helps.
I am back on plan & really trying to stay focussed since we are heading into
holiday season & lots of social events coming up.

All - beautiful sunny day up here, on the cool side but still nice with the sun shining in.

Have a great week!

Itryharder 10-29-2013 07:55 PM

Bandit, just the kind of weather I love. Crisp and brisk and sunny.
So glad you're back on track. We keep on doing this and we'll get it done.

Had a few little slips over the weekend, but I want to stay with this plan since I know I can do it.

Focus and keep on keepin' on!
Turtles, we can do this. :goodscale:

234.6/199.4/180's and thinner :cool:

Princess1122 10-29-2013 08:16 PM

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! The scale is going up and I am totally dumbfounded... the only thing I can think of is the menopause medicine that I have been taking which seems to make me gain weight... ugh

I will be back tomorrow to read thru posts and get caught up!

Itryharder 10-30-2013 03:36 PM

Princess, sorry about the scale. As long as you are staying on track, it is most likely your medicine. Sending :goodvibes: this clears up. Good to hear from you.

Had my WW WI this morning and was up .8#. Not fun since I had hoped to lose a pound this week. I guess it's not bad since we had the party and 6 guests here overnight for the weekend. Hopefully the scale will turn around tomorrow morning.

Sending :bravo: to all of us!
234.6/200.2/thinner :cool: my short term goal is WI at WW's at 195#
I can do this. Need to persevere!

Itryharder 11-02-2013 09:38 AM

Turtles, had my first "real weight loss" in ages. It feels good.
Lean protein and cutting out bread and watching all carbs may just work for me.

Sending :goodvibes: and :goodscale: and :idea: and :bravo: to all of us!
We can do this. One day at a time.
234.6/197/180's and thinner :cool:

bandit2 11-05-2013 04:09 PM

Hi turtles - hope everyone is doing as well as they can.
OK, Halloween over - so is everyone all set to drop some weight
before Christmas season kicks in?
Invites already starting for dinners & potlucks.
As we all know there are challenges "year round" - so lets get focussed &
enjoy the season as it comes.

All - have a great week. Adjusting to the wake up in the dark, leave work in the dark - but what can you do?

Lets do it!

Itryharder 11-05-2013 04:23 PM

This is another time of the year that can be tricky. Right now I'm fighting off a cold and trying to adjust to the time change.
Tomorrow I WI at WW's.
Good luck to everyone.
this year's calendar is tricky with thanksgiving late and Christmas early.
I'm trying to work ahead but the crazy thing is I haven't even finished up our Halloween things yet. Had a houseful of company for the weekend of the Halloween party and that amounted to quite a bit of work afterward. it was enjoyable, and that's what counts.

:goodvibes: to all of us. Planning makes it better.

bandit2 11-06-2013 10:22 AM

Hi turtles

Yes, this can be crazy with the seasons changing. I still have Halloween decorations to put away this weekend & there is bowl of goodies lingering as well, but my dd loves chocolate so it won't last long.
Rainy day up here - good day to be at the office.

Keeping on track, journalling and try to behave. Made a beef stew, so all set for dinner tonight & will hit the spot with it being so dreary out.

All - drink some extra water today!

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