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Old 08-05-2009, 01:33 PM   #16  
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Hi everyone,
New here, but not to dieting.

Chrissy, I'm in Texas, too. Isn't it brutal??? 104* here today (Austin). Will it ever be cool again?

The pic of New England is stunning, wish I was there..

I've had financial trouble for the past 2 years after losing my "real" job. Making 1/3 of my past salary made me very frugal at the grocery store. Now I just buy stuff for salads and enough Lean Cuisines for the week.

My worst part of this journey is exercise. I. Hate. It. I used to work out 5 times a week (years ago) and I do know that you get to a point where you really like it and hate to miss a day. I just can't get to that point!

Oh, well, cutting my calories at least in half is really helping.

Hope to see everyone on the boards.

Keep cool (or warm, as the case may be)
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:04 PM   #17  
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Does the term depressed strike any cords???? I took a peek at the scale on tuesday and was down a pound so I pumped up thinking the official wi I would be down at least that pound........got on the scale this am for the official and was +1.0!!!!! how in the f**k did that happen 2lbs in one night????

and why did it have to show up on my wi in day??? I would slit my wrists if I thought it would do some good and lose that poundage but it won't.

ya know I sometimes am not in love with my body...I think it does this to me just to mess with my head LOL

Oh well as my dad use to say, knock it off and get over it so I will
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:40 PM   #18  
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Aw Nancy we all have those weeks (lol remember mind was 1 lb times 4), and your dad was so right!!!! You did your best and it's probably just bizarro body chemistry at work. Keep at it!

Thank you all for your appreciation of my beautiful location! I'll even go as far as to say I live in New Hampshire, mainly because people forget we exist and I appreciate that in my town I am 55 minutes from that mountain and 25 minutes from multiple beaches on the Atlantic. Loooove it here!


sorry I haven't been checking in, I've felt kind of sick this week and blah and just not been into the forum for some odd reason. I've done much better eating this week, though I overdid it on a glass of wine tonight (2 pts over!), but I plan to work it off tomorrow. I had a blah moment today where I found some journal where I had been tracking my weight and in December I was 174 and I remember feeling gross and out of shape then and now I am 179. I got pretty down about it then ripped up the page and tried to remember this isn't about what I weighed then, it's about how I feel now and what choices of make. Of course then I made the choice to have the one glass of wine over my points

I also was thinking about the face that people overeat most when happy. I had an awesome day today where I had my benefits/orientation meeting at my new teaching job then had a potentially awesome living arrangement pretty much handed to me, and I found myself so happy I just let it go more than I have. Which is silly, if I am happy I should keep eating in a way that is going to make me even more happy. Anyone else have this problem???
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Katier, sounds like you have had the world by the horns. Congrats. Beware the peer pressure at the new job, it can be harsh until you get your footing and your place made with them. Best wishes.

I've been a very very good girl. Even did something I never expected - I went walking cause I WANTED to. My friend invited me, and I WANTED to go. My eating has been very OP, even a point under, cause I didn't want to eat more than I did. Weight dropped an extra pound - and it isn't weight in day yet. Had a nice night at home - got my sink shined per my next flylady goal, and ran a little laundry. Life is good.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:08 AM   #20  
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Good morning all!!

Just wanted to say.......I'm glad you're all here for me to lean on. Thanks for being here.

And..........seems like we all might need a hug this week!
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:06 PM   #21  
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Hello all!


Tomorrow is my weigh-in day and I am actually really excited about it! Is that weird? lol. I've followed everything I can follow this week to a tee, so I am hoping, hoping, hoping for some payoff. More great WW recipes this week (desserts....yum!)

Making this short because I believe the kidlets are jumping from furniture in the living room...yay!

Here's to the scales tomorrow!
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:03 PM   #22  
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katier thanks for the encourgement and Ragsy for the group hug!

Well had to work late so I did not work out but did hit my pts right on the money. I am feeling a bit bloated though tonight and not sure why???maybe because I did not work out? cause I worked late? don't know but I am having my allotment of wine (which is included in my pts total).

So my commentment the next four nights is to do a min of 60 min cardio....unless of course I oops please hold me to it chickies if I miss checking in kick me hard
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:29 PM   #23  
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... Well, I'm finally back OP. It was an on again off again relationship for awhile. One chinese buffet under my belt (I feared that would happen after the nurse worked on our floor (eating chinese for 2) last weekend). I had to get it out of my system. That behind me, way over on points last week, including all my extra points, and the new week has begun...
... I hear ya sista-friend I too had to get the Chinese/Thai food out of my system (& the extra lbs that came with it too!) so now that I'm out of my "high" weight & back down to near this weeks starting weight, I'm a little optimistic towards tomorrow's weigh-in!

Other than the aforementioned indulgence, this week has been full of drama that has kept me away from checking in here. One of my best friends left her husband on Monday (along with all 5 kid-lings), so there's alot going on & I haven't been able to get in my exercise re: last minute babysitting, lots of coffee chats, & trips to the local dairy for FF/SF frozen yogurt!

Anyways, it looks like everyone's having a good week - I'll check in in the AM with weigh-in results.
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funny you should mention chinese/thai food LOL had viet soup last night and today at lunch my own homemade stir fry...3C 3pts almost entirely veggies, no oil, dash of soy sauce and a few Table rice
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Down 3 pounds this week!!! I am only 1 pound away from my mini-goal (which is set for Aug 15...next Friday!). I would be SO excited about that but I also know that next week TOM will be here and I've never had any good luck with weigh-ins with him and his nasty water retention! And it seems like it takes a good week or so to recover. But, here's hoping!
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Yep. Hear 'ya. TOM just came to visit today! Gotta make sure I get in my water to offset the wine that's offsetting the cramps! Cheers!!
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Well gals looks like you are all back in the saddle!
I am still licking my wounds about my gain this weeks so I really pigged out last night and used 1/2 my flex points...oh well that is what they are there for and I will get back on the stick and start exercising tonight.

oh if you all could do a little happy dance for me -- daughter is due to give birth anytime now and it is making me a bit nutsy. If she does not go into laber between now and the 20th they have her scheduled for a c-section then. But it looks like she will have the baby just a tad early. I am scheduled to fly down on the 20th LOL (you know of course the dr. did not consult me about that date or I would have taken an earlier flight) So it is a race against time......
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Nancy, congrats to you and your daughter on the new little one. IMHO, babies are the most wonderful gift from God and I'm happy for anyone that gets that gift. And I'm glad that you're getting to go spend some time with them. How long are you going to be there?

My desire to have children one day is one of my top reasons for losing the extra weight now. Although I'm not in the position to get pregnant now, I want to be ready when that time comes. I've read different things that say it's harder for someone who's overweight to get pregnant and since I'll already be fighting the age thing I figure my weight was something I could control.

OK... now ya'll know one of my reasons for wanting to lose the weight I suppose I should share them all:

1. I want to feel good about myself. And just feel good. I'm tired of being too ashamed of my weight to go out and meet people (guys) and I'm tired of being too tired to go out when I do want to.
2. I want to meet someone. For years I've said I don't want to date a guy who can't love me as me. If you can't love me fat, you can't love me skinny. But I realize that's not true. I don't love myself fat so how can I expect someone else to love me fat.
3. I want to have babies. I know that being almost 34, even if I met someone today there's little chance I'd be pregnant by the time I'm 35. So I'll be fighting that risk, I don't want to add to it by being overweight at the same time. I saw what being overweight did to my sister when she was pregnant and she was 25 at the time. I don't want to go through that.
4. My health. Like I said I'm just almost 34, and yet my body hurts like I'm much older. I want to be able to wake up in the morning and not walk to the bathroom like I'm in my 90's. My great-grandfather had more movement at 93 than I do now when I first get up.
5. My vanity. I graduate from college in December and I'll be seeing members of my family I haven't seen in a while. They've all seen me overweight but I want them to see me smaller. Vanity I know but I can't help it. Also, I'm moving back to my hometown after I graduate to start grad school. Because of the field I'll be working in, it's likely that I'll run into my ex-husband or someone in his family. I got bigger towards the end so theyíve seen me heavy. Now I want them to see me thin. Especially since the last time I saw a picture of him, he had gained a lot of weight. Is that wrong? Yes, probably, but I donít care. Itís my vanity.

OkÖ. So now you all know what reasons. I think Iím going to print them out and put them when I can see them every day. What are some of the reasons you all want to lose the weight?
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:27 PM   #29  
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chrissy I will be with my daughter for a little over 2 weeks!
I applaud you on your reasons to lose weight, but re-think that no one can love me if I am fat syndrome....if you meet them and they can not love you for YOU no matter what the size then they are not worth your time.

now the baby thing...that can be a strong motivator. I had my brood (3) starting in my mid twenties and stoped mid 30's so it can be done (10 years between oldest and youngest)

and there is nothing wrong with vanity!

So hang in there with me we have both been up an down on this forum but by Christmas we are going to be awesome
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Nancy, Thanks for the encouragement. I know I've said this before but that's why I love this site. No matter what's going on I can find encouragement here.

And I just reread my post and realized I wasn't clear about the whole love me fat thing. I wasn't saying that NO ONE would love me fat. I was saying that if someone couldn't love me when I was fat then they wouldn't love me skinny either. And I don't think I would want to be with someone would only loved me if I was skinny. I mean I'll fight this battle for the rest of my life. I don't want to live in fear that my husband would leave me if I gained weight.

I have come to realize over the last few years that if I don't love myself, fat or not, then how can someone else love me. Now I get that someone can love me even if I don't love myself but if I don't love myself I'm not likely to let them love me. Does that make sense? So I guess #2 should be that I want to lose weight so that block of loving myself will be gone and I can let someone else love me back. (And I know that losing the weight will not make me automatically love myself..... I'm working on the other blocks as well. )

And I think you're right, Nancy. We're going to work through this... I'm here with ya....
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