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Old 08-08-2009, 07:51 PM   #31  
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Nancy - how exciting for your daughter!!!!! Fingers crossed and congrats!!

Chrissy - I got what you were saying loud and clear! I understand it completely! I originally started trying to lose weight so that we could start trying for baby #3. Now I'm just doing it strictly for myself. 1) Health 2) Vanity! If hubs and I could get over the issues we've been having lately then it'd also be nice to be able to have the option for baby #3

Hope that everyone else is having a great weekend!
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:19 PM   #32  
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UGH! This week is apparently going to be a gain!! I don't know what the problem is but every morning I am up between 3 and 5 pounds. My weigh in is on Monday. This sucks!!!
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:06 PM   #33  
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chelly no worries about being up this week so am I and there is no reason for it to happen...that is what is most frustrating but no one said it was fair so what! it is only one week out of our lives....heck I plan to live to be 100 so whats 7 day????? And I am already past the half way mark
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:12 AM   #34  
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It is so weird many of us seem to have hit a rough patch at the same time. It makes me appreciate the forum even more though, because I have felt like giving up this past week. It is silly and defeatist but I just feel like WW isn't working as well for me as it has before. Probably it is more how I am approaching it (especially since I actually did meetings last time.) I haven't been as active on this site the past week or so cause I just feel blah, but I still read it and it makes me feel not alone to see other people struggling (not that I am in any way happy you are, I wish you were losing big, but just knowing it isn't just me).

Chelley and Nancy--Keep at it, it might be an unearned gain this week, but some other week at some point you'll have an unearned loss, it's weird scientific stuff and weight loss karma

Chrissy- I loved your reasons why you want to lose weight. I agree with Nancy nobody should have any problem loving you for who you are, but I also agree with you that if this is getting in the way of you loving yourself, it makes it trickier to be in a relationship.

I have been thinking about my reasons for wanting to lose weight and here are a few:

-I am not close to having kids now, nor am I exceptionally overweight or unhealthy, but I still want to be in awesome shape when I do have kids. I want to be prepared physically for the challenge.

- I am only 24 and I keep thinking, if not now, then when?? This applies to both looking good and losing weight. My family struggles with weight and I accept it will get harder and harder for me as time goes on, so why not lose it now and enjoy what I can have for a body at this age? And as for losing, what better time to fully learn to understand my body and how my body loses weight than now. Going back to the kids thing, it will be SO SO much harder to do this for the first time after kids, but now all I have to focus on is myself. Understanding how my body loses weight now will make it easier to lose it during more stressful busy times in the future.


So thanks Chrissy for bringing up that question, it kind of refocused me My plan for this week is to work out yet not count activity points (I find I just work out for the sake of eating more, I want to work out for the sake of working out), and to avoid the scale until Friday. When I did WW before I had no scale in my home and I only weighed in there, and I think it did help mentally. So we'll see!!! Here is to an amazing week for every single woman on this board!

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Old 08-09-2009, 01:36 AM   #35  
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nancylmm - hey, the 20th is my birthday. I THINK YHAT'S THE BEST BIRTHDAY OF ALL.

Chrissy - hang in there. I too am hoping the wt los will help the fertility.

Tonight I'm home sick (sux). My ear is swollen up like a cartoon. I saw the NP with it and am counting on her scripts to start helping soon. Good news about it I guess is that I don't want to eat and it hurts to chew (swelling goes into my jaw). Am pretty much only eating when time to take meds.
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It seems I have hit a rough patch also, but I have been having entirely too much fun not to blame myself for this stall. The thing is, I also forgive myself immediately. I find summer the hardest time to lose weight!! I have heard it is supposed to be easier (fresh fruits and veggies, easier to exercise and be active outdoors) but with all the increased social activities (and therefore food) and fun girlie drinks that I love...it hasn't been easy! I'm okay with that, I could abstain (although it would take tremendous self control!) or I could try to do a little damage control while still enjoying some of my fav's. So I do that, and I have some treats but perhaps not others and sometimes I stay the same and sometimes I gain. BUT, I tell myself that last year...I wouldn't have thought twice about having ALL the treats without a second thought to my scale. So accountability is my friend all of a sudden. Hmmm, imagine that. Hee hee.

Here's a hug for all those going through a rough patch!!! (((((hug)))))
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Well I know we all will get through this rough patch But I look at my ticker and I started this time last year and I have to say it has been a rollor coaster ride.....lose 18 gain 20....lose 15 gain 10 but I have learned in this journey that I can do it, and I think back to every time I start to gain again was not as bad as the time before and I am more aware of my food choices.

I have made a lot of small permenet changes over the past year. I rarely eat chocolate, candy, etc. I have cut bread down to a english muffin once a day, I only eat meat once or twice a week. So I am healthier that way. My snacks tend to be raw veggies during the day (did not mention eve LOL )

I bet if you all look back you have made small changes that are sticking -- remember it took a long time to put on the weight and it will take twice as long to lose it? Or at least that is what I have heard
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:54 PM   #38  
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Ugh I just had a weird eating day. I was so so good the first half of the day, I ate like 6 points between breakfast and lunch and ran a mile and walked three miles. And I ate nothing during the afternoon, but I went with my mom to see Julie and Julia (we both read the book which is, btw, f*ing hilarious). Things were fine eating wise, no popcorn or anything, but it turned into a super emotional outing! My grandmom who lived with my family since I was 18 months old passed away in April (which def. added to my pre 3fatchicks gain) and she watched Julia Child on tv a lot. It hit me in the theater when all the old ladies with walkers and wheelchairs rolled in, but I recovered. It hit my mom at the end of the movie, just the Julia Child aspect because she actually remembers when my grandmom (who died at 91) watched the show. There were many tears.
I don't know, it put me in a weird mood and we already planned to make summer cocktails tonight, which we so did (have to counteract tears), but I also ended up eating chocolate cream pie. I am so good at resisting dessert but I just felt weird today and felt eating it was right? I don't know, I am not sure if anyone else had any weird food family connections, but my grandmom loved good food and I felt today was a bizarre connection to her. I would love other family food connection stories.
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:05 AM   #39  
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I just did my WI - sux. I gained. I've been sick for days with a giganto ear, fever and not feeling like eating. Didn't get close to eating all my points. Dh said I wasn't moving around like usual and the I also realized I'm getting constipated. That resolved this AM and still gained wt. I can barely eat or move without shooting sharp pain, and my wt went up. I NEED SOME LOVIN'
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katier it was a wierd day yesterday! I too went and saw the movie and loved it and it inspired me to do more creative cooking. And of course I noticed they were all drinking martini's so...had three last night and I feel it this morning.
Arkansas we are here for you I know how you feel. Last week I had a gain for no apparent reason so what do I do this week? not work out and eat wrong and I am sure I will see the results on Wed

I am off for now got a dr. appt to check my hypertension med's hopefully I can get the dose lowered
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Well, good news and bad news No 3 pound gain as I had feared but I only lost .2. I know that any loss is a good loss but still stings to not lose at least a pound. The good news is I am wearing size 12 jeans and Size large tops and dresses. I don't think I have ever worn this size as an adult. I bet if I didn't have all this extra skin I could shimmy into a 10 or a medium. Well just means I need to keep losing.

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Old 08-10-2009, 07:37 PM   #42  
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Congrats chelly! you are doing fantastic

news flash---daughter will give birth on the 17th via c-section...little girl she will name Katie...this makes grandchild 3 for me..whoo hoo
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I just did my WI - sux. I gained. I've been sick for days with a giganto ear, fever and not feeling like eating. Didn't get close to eating all my points. Dh said I wasn't moving around like usual and the I also realized I'm getting constipated. That resolved this AM and still gained wt. I can barely eat or move without shooting sharp pain, and my wt went up. I NEED SOME LOVIN'
Here's some sending out to yah! I home the meds have kicked in & you're feeling better now. If if still hurts to eat, try drinking a meal substitute drink (ie. slimfast or a protein drink) & lots of water through a straw. You'd be getting in some nutrients & would help to flush the toxins to get you back on the road to recovery sooner. Take care
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To Arkansas Kel-- How are you feeling today?! You must keep us posted!

About the constipation and weight gain, I have IBS so my stomach is always a mess some way or another and nothing is more frustrating than knowing you've eaten the right things but still feeling bloated and awful (I call it my 5 months pregnant stomach when that happens), but it'll pass and I bet you have a big loss next week!
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Well, weighed myself this morning & am glad to report that I lost my "pizza hut sunday weight gain"

Glad to report that I've found a walking buddy and this is day 2 that we've been up in the morning for our 3km walk (now done in 30 mins). It sure does help to have someone in the morning that you're accountable to b/c I did not feel like getting up today!! but I did it & am glad!!

How's everyone else doing? Staying OP? Trying any new "good" habits?
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