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Old 12-22-2018, 11:31 AM   #1  
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Smile #304 Bale of Turtles Triumphant in the New Year

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.
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Old 01-01-2019, 11:03 PM   #2  
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Wishing all the Turtles a Happy New Year! Is 2019 the year you reach goal?

: and : and and weigh to go!

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Old 01-02-2019, 09:22 PM   #3  
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Hi Turtles,
Today was my WI day. I am very pleased because in the last weeks of December I only gained eight tenths of a pound. This is very good for me. I have also broken 200# and am in onederland. When I work very hard this year, I will reach goal. I am saying this strongly so that I believe it and make it happen.

Wishing all of you a :

Gail, I hope you find a minute to chime in soon. I am concerned about you.

: and and all good things to everyone!
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Happy New Year to all the Turtles

Judy - Christmas was good, but very busy. I was off work for 2 weeks which was nice but was kept busy with the grandchildren, dogs & cats.

I have my first weigh in of the year tonight, so hoping not to be up from last year (would even be happy with a "turtle" (staying the same)

So back on track this week with my eating & over Christmas got in lots of walks.

For my resolutions this year I am going to either give up something or encourage something different each month.
For January it is "No potato chips" and when I approaching February will come with something different. Hoping this will help break some really bad habits and encourage new ones.

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Old 01-12-2019, 03:34 PM   #5  
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Hi Turtles and happy new year!

I like your idea, Gail, of giving up something each month or adding something that will help you monthly. sounds like a good way to shake things up and get on the right track.

I am still up from last year in weight, but the good thing is I have my head on straight and I have lost 6# since Dec. 5th. I am trying very hard to eat when I am hungry and ignore food the rest of the time. this is a very good run for me and I have had success at the scale every week. :

I hope all of you viewers will consider writing in here once in a while. We always appreciate new points of view and getting to know someone new to share this journey. Sending : to all here.

Judy I'll post my weight once I get back into the 180's# I would like to reach my goal weight this year. The statistics aren't great for me doing that, and yet I am aiming to do my very best...………..and not just say I am doing my best.
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Hi turtles - hope you are all doing well

Judy - glad you are back on track! Keep it going!

I stayed same at my meeting last week, so was happy with that and have gone 2 weeks with no potato chips, so very happy with that.

Still having too many social food get togethers - so need to work on cutting back on that this year.

All - chime in and let us know how you are doing.

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Hi Turtles,
Glad this site is still up and running. Gail, staying the same is a good thing. Without potato chips, I bet you'll see the scale go down. I have a feeling that when you decide not to eat chips, you will subconsciously also not each other foods that could be a problem.

Very hungry today. I bulked up dinner a bit and now I'm feeling fine. I'm hoping for a loss this week on the scale.

Sending : to all. We can do this!
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:24 PM   #8  
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Lost 1.4# this WI. A little disappointed, but I'll keep going. This year is goal year for me. Sending : to all the turtles.
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Okay, got over the nonsense, took the loss as a loss and am heading in right direction. Thinking about what foods have made me successful in losing weight and working them into my day.

Turtles, have a good day. Here's to a : and : and to get you there!

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Hi turtles

Judy - any loss is great, good idea to get back with the foods you had success with (your veggie pie - yummy) makes a great breakfast or lunch.

Meeting tonight & hoping for some kind of loss. It will be week 1 of our new challenge. They buddied us up with a partner and each partner gets 1 point for each full pound loss, a point for contacting buddy 3 times during the week and a point for a healthy tip. This goes for a total of 6 weeks. Then the combined total for me and my buddy is added up. Makes it a team effort and a way of getting to know someone better.

Still need to get my night-time snacking under control. If I plan ahead it is OK but if not I seem to pick not so good snacks.

All - have a great week.
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That's a clever way to motivate the members over at TOPS. I really like that idea. I've been emailing 2 WW members daily for years now. We meet on Wednesdays and keep in touch during the week. We've become good friends and get together with a few other gals about every month for a WW style luncheon to catch up and laugh.

Tomorrow is my WI and I'm hoping it goes okay. I hope your WI works out well for you tonight. :

Turtles, have a good one! :
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Hi Turtles,
Had a week where I wasn't starving. However, I did say yes to some foods I should have said no to and gained four tenths of a pound. Not the direction I want to go in, and this will be a better week.

Saying : and : to all who view here. Chime in when you can.

Gail, how is everything going with your new ideas for the month? By the way, potato chips are definitely a trigger food for me. I love chocolate and salty...…………..and I need to love them a little less. LOL.
Have a good one.
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Hi turtles

Judy - Today is day 23 for me with no chips!! And that is great for me with the chips, they are my favorite snack.
I "turtled" at my meeting so have to do better with my night-time snacking - been having some popcorn or a piece of toast instead of chips, but still need for the scale to go down.
Didn't walk the last few days - it has been really cold (minus 25C which I think is -13 F) & now it has warmed up abit we are getting lots of snow. So hoping for things to settle down..

I think for February I will continue with the no chips and add in swimming once a week & see how that goes.

All - stay on track.
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Hi Turtles,
Gail, that's a great uplifting message. Weigh to go. Staying off the chips and getting in a swim will knock those pounds off for sure. Turtling is a good start. Now onto the next step.

Some times when I get discouraged, I have to remember that I have lost over 40# and have been able to keep them off. Honestly, that's great. It's just not good enough, is it? So, for today on this windy very rainy day in NY I am saying no to lots of food I'd like to eat...…….mostly out of boredom.

Hey, if you like a spicy black bean soup, here's an easy recipe:
1 can drained and rinsed black beans
1/2 cup fat free salsa , amt. of spiciness your preference
1 cup chicken broth
1 tsp. cumin

Stir, use an immersion pulser on the mixture or put in blender. Then heat for about 10 minutes and enjoy! Using these ingredients, it is a WW zero point recipe.

Let me know if you try it. My dh really likes it. People who like cilantro should add that for a zippier taste. Just not my preference.
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:40 PM   #15  
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Hi Turtles,
My WI was today. I've got my home scale synced with WW's scale so I know more what I am doing. I had a not perfect week and yet I still lost eight tenths of a pound. I have lost exactly 10# since my highest weight right before Thanksgiving. I had done a lot of emotional eating for months before that. I never give up, but being back out of onederland was scary to me.

When I drop a few more pounds and am in the 180's# I will post my weight again.

Sending : and : to all of you.
Gail, how are you and your TOPS partner doing?

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