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Old 08-01-2005, 10:37 AM   #91  
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Woohooo another week and 31 days to meet the challenge. I am going to try to meet my original goal which was 155. However, even meeting my revised goal of 159 I will be thrilled. 7-10 pounds is my goal for August. I managed to exercise today. I injured my foot so have not been able to for a couple of weeks. I am going to push through the pain and try to workout 3 X's a week regardless of the injury. I am all psyched today hope the feeling lasts through August.

One more month to go ...
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Old 08-01-2005, 10:57 AM   #92  
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Good morning, Everyone!

It's been a decent week for me. I haven't exercised, but I have been on points all week. The county fair started yesterday. We usually go almost everyday. It's a very small fair still geared towards celebrating the agricultural community where we live. The big attractions aren't concerts and derbies it's animal judging and the livestock auction. It's veyr very small. They will have a few carnival rides and games and such, but you could do everything in about 30 minutes LOL. We usually hang out in the cow barn, catching up with neighbors. Plus you have to keep everything super clean so everyone pretty much sits around and waits for a cow to poop so they can scoop it LOL WEE HAW. My BIL will have one cow over there this year. His calf got sick so only one is going.

The food booth are all run by local organizations and it's sooooo yummy! My new week starts Wednesday morning b/c my meetings are Tuesday night. I still have all of my 35 flex points left from this week and Wednesday I will get 35 more. So I plan to use ALL 35 for this tonight, then save the next 35 for later in the week and use them all again at the fair. We will definatley be there tonight and Saturday. Saturday is the closing fireworks.

Also last night I started painting my laundry room. Which is also where we hang all of our coats. SO my house is torn apart as I work on that. We bought the paint and foam for the floor in my office. We already have the pergo we got on clearence. So we need some drywall only 6 peices since the room is so small and two boxes of ceiling tiles. Then we can begin on teh office. Then talk about my hous ebeing torn apart. There is sooo much stuff in my office it's not funny!!

Nikki-I am so glad you are doing well. Sorry to hear about your foot. I hope it feels better soon.

Jen-I am sorry you had a crappy week. That is a crazy work schedule! I hope your son like dthe Thomas thing. My neighbor's son is teh smae age as my daughter and he LOVES Thomas. Is obessed with, is probably a better way to describe it. But he could like worse stuff, I mean how many two year olds know the difference in diesel engines and steam engines? At least he's learned something. Anyway, I hope your family had a good outing. I felt that same "EH, I just can't care right now" way earlier this summer. It's like I didn't try but I didn't not try either you know. Sometimes we just need that down time I think. My leader at WW told us it took her 4 years to lose 60 pounds. So I am in no hurry, though I must say 4 years is longer than I hope to take. It's been almost a year already. September 5th I started seriously trying to lose weight.

I was just thinking if tomarrow is my weigh in maybe I shouldn't use all 35 points tonight! I don't normally try to skimp on meals the night before and the day of weigh in, but I don't pig out either. HMMMMM. I want funnel cake sooo bad LOL.

Ok I am gonna attempt to paint while the kids play. We'll see how far I get.

Have a great day.
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Old 08-01-2005, 04:58 PM   #93  
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Hey all.

Nikki - good job with the weight you've lost so far. I think you've done great already so I'm sure by the end of the month you'll be very proud of what you have accomplished.

Misty - I know that 'my house is a disaster zone' feeling when you are doing renos. Our place is slowly starting to get back to normal.

Saturday was a good day but Sunday was an absolute disaster. The Thomas thing was not good, our son did not really have a good time, the drive was too long and we got lost on the way home. Of course dh did not want to stop anywhere and ask for directions so it turned into a 3 hour drive what should have been 90 minutes. I confess that it is partly my fault for not getting the directions right but then he got all po'd and just kept driving when we should have stopped for directions. Anyway I ended up eating like a horse last night. I am really at the point where I just don't care about losing weight. It seems pointless and futile. I know there are a million good reasons to try to lose weight starting with wanting to be around to see my son grow up and wanting to be healthier and feel better about myself. I know all this and yet I can't do anything about it. I even thought about going back to WW seeing as how well Misty is doing with it, I know I did well with it way back when. I'm gonna think about it some more. I"m sorry to say that Dr. Phil/Oprah diets are not inspiring me right now! Anyway sorry to be a downer, hope everyone is having a good day. Have fun at the fair tonight Misty!
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Old 08-01-2005, 05:41 PM   #94  
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Hi Jen-


Sometimes you just have to let yourself be inspired when you are ready. I am not doing Dr Phil or Oprahs diet. I think the best thing to do is when you are ready make small sensible changes and go from there. I am sorry you are so down. Hang in there.


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Old 08-02-2005, 03:31 AM   #95  
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Thanks for your comments Nikki. I think it is a matter of having to have the rest of my life in some sort of order before I can start thinking about losing weight. There is just so much up in the air with regards to my job and stuff going on at home. We are putting the house up for sale and we still have so much to do plus with me working nights I feel like I am too tired to do anything. Of course I have a lot of shifts booked in these next couple of weeks when we were planning on doing a lot of stuff.

Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow, take care.
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Old 08-02-2005, 10:14 AM   #96  
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Hey gals -


I wanted to post my weekly weigh in. I lost the .8 I gained last week. I am bummed I did not lose more but I guess its better then no loss or a gain. How is everyone else doing?


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I only have like 10 seconds but I just wnated to tell you guys I stayed teh same this week. No surprise there, not b/c I at etoo mcuh but b/c I hardly ate at all and drank very little water b/c I was so busy. Ok back to painting
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Hi all. Congrats Nikki on losing that .8 that you gained and Misty for maintaining.

Hopped on the scale this morning and I was at 231. So I'm essentially where I've been at for awhile. I'm not too bummed about that. Got my hair cut this morning, cut right off. It has been growing out for several months cause that was going to be a reward for losing weight. I'd love to have Angelina Jolie hair. It was driving me mental though and with me not losing weight than it wasn't a reward for anything. So it is back to a really, really short cut which in some ways is a huge relief. My dear husband told me though that it makes my face look fatter which I happen to disagree with him.

So my goal for this month is to lose just 5 lbs. I can do it if I put my mind to the task and be more conscious of what I am putting in my mouth.

Take care all, keep up the good work!
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Jen - I am so glad you are going for the 5 lb loss. I know you can do it
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Hello ladies!! Well I went to the fair last night. I ate all of my daily points all of my flex points and 50 more points LOL! Oh well

Jen-I think you can do that 5 pounds and it will make you feel better. Kind of get you over the hump so to speak.

Great Job on your loss Nikki!!

I really don't think there is anyway I am gonna lose 11 pounds in three weeks. But I am gonna try to get close. This week will be a total bust though.

Well Josh's friend is coming over this weekend, and we have a reunion on his side to go to sunday. OS I need to clean and cook. Tomarrow while I finish cleaning and taking care of teh kids he will go flying until his friend comes in teh afternoon. Nice huh?
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Hi All -

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend so far. I decided today that I want to lose 5 more pounds then I originally thought. 5'4 and 130 pounds is prob considered big by some. But that is my revised goal . This means 35 pounds to lose instead of 30. Have any of you read about thinking yourself thin? I know it sounds hookey but I think if you feel better about yourself you tend to eat less and therefore become thin. What do you think?


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Hey all! NIKKI you are doing so well!!! Great Job!!

I totally blew this entire week. I ate and ate and oh wait I am still EATING!!! There is 0 chance of me losing 11 pounds in two weeks. I am gonna remove the date form my ticker LOL!! I will give myself this week then Wednesday when my points renew I will back on track! Tomarrow at weigh in it's not IF I gained it's HOW MUCH did I gain LOL. I feel bad not caring, but I needed a break. It was a good week for it.

How is everyone else doing?
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Hey Misty..

Sorry to hear you think you gained. As of Saturday morning I was 165 today I was 167 we will see what I weigh i at tomorrow for the "official " weigh in . I am also having PMS so that affects weight . I just looked at my calendar and it is 3 more weigh ins until Aug 31 after tomorrow. Anyway I know you can lose some more even if it is not what you wanted to get to. Anything is better then nothing.

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Hey Nikki and Misty, hope you both had good weekends, well besides Misty thinking she has gained. I didn't even bother weighing in this morning. It is TOM and I'm not even going to take the chance that I will weigh in and see 5 lbs of water. Not that I am expecting to lose, my eating hasn't been fabulous but it hasn't been too bad either so I'm probably just maintaining.

I have to go through my papers and find my gym contract as the yearly renewal date is coming up and I am definately cancelling. It would be no big deal to renew it at a later date but at this point it is just a waste of my money. I'd rather be spending it on WW, still thinking about that. I may be up for a full-time job soon so if I get that then I will probably join WW as I won't feel so bad spending the money on that as I'll be making more than dh so he's got no say in the matter. Not that he would probably say anything anyways, it's not like he hasn't wasted a ton of money on useless things. He's thrown away more money than I ever will unless I develop a taste for diamonds or the casino!

Anyhow the renos are coming along slowly. I don't think we'll be done by the beginning of next week which was our target, more likely the middle or end of next week. Dh put in a new countertop and sink in the kitchen on Saturday, it was horrible. Not the work itself, everything turned out great but geez he can't do any of this stuff without getting mad and turning the air blue with swearing. I hate to be around him when he's like that and it isn't good for our son either. I wish he'd calm down a little.

Anyways have a great day everyone, I'll check in again tomorrow night when I'm at work again, good luck Misty with your weigh-in!
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I had my weigh in and i went up .4 I seem to be doing a dance with the 167 number. I am hoping it is normal. I have not been able to exercise as I am in a lot of pain and I don't want to push my body. Ugh this is so frustrating I just want to see 164. I guess the retaining water from pms and from the swelling in my body affects the weight but I am just so mad i really thought I would be 165 by today !

Jen I am glad to see you posting

Misty will look for your post today....


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