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Default  Posted: 7:04 PM, March 26th (Tuesday)

I would love to know why my weight goes down on Monday after I've down the Sunday weigh in.

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Default  Posted: 11:29 AM, March 27th (Wednesday)

Do you eat out Saturday? If so you might be retaining water due to high salt content.


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Default  Posted: 11:37 AM, March 27th (Wednesday)

Anyway, spotted this thread recently and thought I would contribute. I started running again a few weeks ago after taking the winter off to let my knees heal. I'm up to almost three miles every other day and hope to slowly increase the distance. Spring league is right around the corner for a sport in which I'm involved. I've been keeping track of what I'm eating and have dropped 8 lbs. in the past four weeks, 1.5 this last week.


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Default  Posted: 11:52 AM, March 27th (Wednesday)

I would love to know why my weight goes down on Monday after I've down the Sunday weigh in.
Mine always goes up on Monday! Makes me feel like a fraud.


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Default  Posted: 5:37 PM, March 27th (Wednesday)

Oh, NIK, does yours go up on Monday? I've been in a blue funk all day because I seemed to have gained 2 lbs overnight last night and no idea how that happened, as yesterday was a fast day. Was beginning to feel useless.


Maybe a long walk in the Hindu Kush would do it?
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Default  Posted: 7:07 PM, March 27th (Wednesday)

Do you eat out Saturday? If so you might be retaining water due to high salt content

Nope. I eat exactly the same and exercise. I think my body is just messing with me.


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Default  Posted: 7:07 PM, March 27th (Wednesday)

@Nik


Edie, Are you drinking lots of water?

[This message edited by jo2love at 7:08 PM, March 27th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 8:07 PM, March 27th (Wednesday)

Edie - Weighing yourself daily is really SUCH a bad idea. I know I shouldn't do it. When I do, I drive myself nuts over the fluctuations.

...and yet, I can't stop myself from stepping on that damn scale each morning.

Bad NIK. Bad bad NIK.


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Default  Posted: 8:31 PM, March 27th (Wednesday)

Let's get a good list of reasons to drop extra weight and eat healthy and exercise. I'm feeling a lack of motivation except every morning when dressing. I'm just a sagging pear!!

But knowing that doesnt keep my hand out of the candy jar.


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Default  Posted: 8:36 PM, March 27th (Wednesday)

The fact that I have refused to buy bigger clothes for 2yrs and my cholesterol is high, are my motivation. Love that everyone is still checking in since January. It motivates me.

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Default  Posted: 9:14 PM, March 28th (Thursday)

But knowing that doesnt keep my hand out of the candy jar.

Same problem here. I have yet to find something that sticks. The only reason I lost weight before is because I stopped eating. Maybe I just need to embrace myself at this size... ? Idk.


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Default  Posted: 12:48 AM, March 29th (Friday)

This is an eye opening video titled, What 2000 Calories Looks Like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgaqwFPU7cc


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Default  Posted: 12:05 PM, March 31st (Sunday)

Down 2 lbs this morning for the week before my run. Go me.


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Default  Posted: 3:59 PM, March 31st (Sunday)

I lost 1.7 lbs.

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Default  Posted: 4:25 PM, March 31st (Sunday)

@NIK, it's too cold here to strip off enough to weigh myself daily!

@ Jo. No, not nearly enough water - maybe I am retaining fluid to compensate.

Sunday weigh-in: the same, but that is good because have been eating fantastic hotel breakfasts for most if the week, so am quite relieved not to see an increase of the 7 or 8 pounds I was expecting. This helped by Saturday's fast. I must say I am finding the 5:2 fasting diet really good. Something very 'satisfying' about fasting: the mind seems to sharpen up somehow, and also, without seeming too priggish, (ok, quite priggish) hunger is ...well...empathetic. Ok, said that, know its kind of a bit privileged western BUT ....I mean it! You feel things more keenly.

Also, have taken up the Tabata training (very short intense interval training) Am really enjoying it and highly recommend it.

The extensive health benefits of both the fasting regime and Tabata seem very convincing. Can say more if anyone interested, (or both are easily googled.)

[This message edited by Edie at 4:28 PM, March 31st (Sunday)]


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Wink  Posted: 5:53 PM, March 31st (Sunday)

Down 1 lb this week, would have sworn I would have been up.

Keep moving forward everyone, hopefully spring weather will get us all out and moving soon.

And yes, don't do the daily weigh in! Life shouldn't be about stepping on a scale daily, once a week will do just fine.


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Default  Posted: 9:31 AM, April 1st (Monday)

I weigh-in at WW on Sunday's so no "official" weigh-in. I did weigh myself at home and was down 1.6 but will wait until next week Sunday for "official" results. Hopefully Easter didn’t kill me too badly.

I finally did my measurements and am happy to report I am down a total of 19.5 inches in various parts since 9/2. The biggest losses were in my waist (-6 “), hips (-4.5 “) and arms (-6 “). The girls stayed the same.

So, even though my weight loss has only been averaging -1.3 to -1.5 pounds per week, my shape is changing.

I'm also down 3 sizes!

Woo Hoo!

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Default  Posted: 9:36 AM, April 1st (Monday)

I couldn't be happier for you!!! ALl your hard work and dedication really is paying off!!! Besides I thought you looked absolutely terrific a few weeks ago

Congratulations!! I know this update will really help keep you and others motivated!!


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Default  Posted: 9:30 PM, April 1st (Monday)

I upped my workout tonight. I did Zumba, boot camp, and then another Zumba class (different teacher). I burned 1571+ calories! Not sure how much for sure cuz I adjusted my chest strap mid-way through the first lass and lost my heart beat signal. Whoops! We will see how I feel tomorrow.... my legs are sore already. Hopefully, the scale will be a bit kinder to me this week.


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Default  Posted: 10:16 PM, April 1st (Monday)

Same weight (down 10lbs) but I've lost an inch off my waist and thighs, and a half inch off my hips!

Still walking and I've added in 3 days of yoga as well.


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Default  Posted: 2:34 PM, April 3rd (Wednesday)

Everyone is doing terrific!

I need to exercise today and I have no motivation.


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Default  Posted: 10:35 AM, April 7th (Sunday)

Down 3 lbs this week. Had a great run yesterday. Very unmotivated to do other things to get in shape due to triggers. Need to look into incorporating more healthy snacks. One step at a time.


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Default  Posted: 10:47 AM, April 7th (Sunday)

Congrats, Waking!!


I lost 1/2 a pound.


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Default  Posted: 11:01 AM, April 7th (Sunday)

up a pound from my last weigh-in, but considering how much birthday/Easter celebrating I've done in the last couple of weeks, that's much better than I expected. I'm also due to start my period so I know I'm at least a little bloated.

I really had to rein myself in with the PMS comfort eating. It was so not pretty, and pretty much out of control. I made myself go to the store last Thursday to get healthier foods, so I'd make better choices.

This week's goals - more water, more fruits and veggies, and I have to make myself go to the bike shop to get new tires put on my bike. I'm missing out on some great riding weather.


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Default  Posted: 2:49 PM, April 8th (Monday)

Not much point weighing in yesterday - Am on second week of serial Easter visitors - finding it impossible to be cooking delicious, varied grub for so many and being sociable AND calory counting for myself. Shall I just throw caution to the wind, temporarily making other things more important than the scales, or will it be a huge regret to regress? This is all so new to me. Can't quite figure out my priorities here.


Maybe a long walk in the Hindu Kush would do it?
BW (me) 52
FWS 55
Together 29 years; 2 DDs 15 & 12
Dday Dec 08 (confessed) Feb 09 16 other OW confessed. OW17 tried her unedifying hardest until Aug 09. R'd.

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Default  Posted: 5:33 PM, April 8th (Monday)

Edie - How about drinking lots of water and just watching your portion sizes. Instead of eating half a bag of chips, I'll let myself have a handful/serving.

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Default  Posted: 6:58 PM, April 8th (Monday)

New to this thread - but really working on loving myself

I'm down almost 50lbs since July 2012. Funny part is WH thought I was doing it for someone else. Nope, just me. I walk 3 mornings a week with 2 REALLY good friends (they are the only 2 who know about the A) and use MyFitnessPal to keep track of what I'm eating.

I hope to make stopping here part of my journey -and wish you all success in yours.

I weigh in on Thursdays (everyday was too depressing. Hope this week is a good one, usually .5-2lbs a week. I had forgotten jeans came in sizes smaller then a 16 (lol)


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Default  Posted: 7:43 PM, April 8th (Monday)

Congrats, 3kids! That's wonderful. Welcome to our group.

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Default  Posted: 11:34 AM, April 11th (Thursday)

Thursday Morning weigh in - down another 2lbs. Total of 54lbs lost in this journey so far. I'd like to loose 16 more, but very happy with what I have accomplished and where I am.


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Default  Posted: 12:26 PM, April 11th (Thursday)

I think I'll join you all!

DS15 and I started Insanity yesterday after school/work. Whow! I'm sore everywhere, especially in the armpit area..ya know doing all those push-ups I can NOT do! It's grueling! We are also drinking Shakeology once a day as a meal replacement. We shall see.

DS just turned 15, he's 5'11" 220 lbs and is also powerlifting and plays football. He wants to tone up in the midsection as I do.

53 yrs old and the mid section is growing. Ugh

Anyway, keep up the good work everyone!

[This message edited by whatdoto at 12:27 PM, April 11th (Thursday)]


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Default  Posted: 8:38 AM, April 14th (Sunday)

back down the pound from PMS hell week. still can't believe it was only a pound, considering how I was eating.

I have been a lot better this past week. Plenty of veggies, fruits, protein, and water.

Not so good on the exercise, though. I found a 4 week plan that I liked and looked do-able on womensheathmag.com that I printed out, and started. um, yeah, I'll be repeating week 1 for a while, until I can actually complete all the reps in the 2 sets for all the exercises. I knew I had let myself get out of shape. But I hadn't realized it was as bad as it is.

oh well, nowhere to go but up.

Hope y'all have a great week!


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Default  Posted: 10:39 AM, April 14th (Sunday)

Everyone is doing wonderful. All of your posts encourage me to keep going.

I lost .9 lb this week. Total loss for this year is 17.7 lbs.

I am starting to lack motivation to exercise. This is the time last year when I stopped eating right and exercising. I need a swift kick.

[This message edited by jo2love at 10:42 AM, April 14th (Sunday)]


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Default  Posted: 12:07 PM, April 14th (Sunday)

Down 1/2 a pound this week. Haven't been keeping track of what I'm eating and I've haven't been running since I pulled a calf muscle on Monday. It feels good today and I've been icing it and have had it wrapped up so I'll see where it is Tuesday.


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Default  Posted: 2:49 PM, April 14th (Sunday)

Down to 141.0 this morning.


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Default  Posted: 3:10 PM, April 14th (Sunday)

Well done Amazonia!

Am up 2 lbs - very unsurprising given how i have over-indulged over the last two weeks with a constant stream of house-guests. Am surprised its not even more - it was SO nice to eat ice cream again. Think I got off lightly.

Am looking forward to getting back to simpler food and working out starting tomorrow.


I need a swift kick.


Consider yourself kicked Jo - have you time to do a 10,000 step a day challenge with me this week? Don't worry if not, but i shall be going for it, weather permitting.


Maybe a long walk in the Hindu Kush would do it?
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Default  Posted: 3:34 PM, April 14th (Sunday)

Thank you, Edie. I have set exercises. Now I just need to actually do them.

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Default  Posted: 8:30 AM, April 15th (Monday)

I might have lost a pound. It's hard to tell without a digital scale... 4 more to go and I'm upgrading my scale!! Still doing well ordering water while out to eat. This week I'm going to try for a bottle of water a day and mark it down on my paper as I go. I'm one of those checklist people who needs things in writing to see progress. Maybe this will help me to get the water I need. Other than when I'm out to eat and at bowling, I rarely drink water.

I'm going to boot camp after zumba tonight. The theme last week was abs and legs. It will be the same workouts this week.

I need to find my measuring tape. I want to see if there has been any changes since the last time I measured myself. Of course I can't find it when I actually want to use it!

jo2-what exercises are you going to do this week?


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Default  Posted: 10:33 AM, April 15th (Monday)

Weigh-in yesterday: Down another 2.4, for a total loss of 44.2 since 9/2.

Oh, and I fell on my ass at Zumba on Friday night.

I think it was the floor at the Y.

Our exercise programs and schedules change this week, which is going to be a welcome change for me. I'm going to be taking Body Attack every Sunday morning so my consistent workout schedule will be Tuesday evenings (Body Attack/CXWORX combo); Thursday evenings (Regular workout - 45 min. cardio; 45 min. weight training; 30-45 min. core work); Sunday mornings (Body Attack).

I spoke to my trainer about adding a spin class (my goal is to get into it by June) and she recommended Cycle Plus Yoga. It's 30 min. spin/30 min. Yoga. Anyone ever take this?


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Default  Posted: 11:17 AM, April 15th (Monday)

Cycle Plus Yoga

Never done it, but it sounds awesome!


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Default  Posted: 11:49 AM, April 15th (Monday)

I feel so lazy next to all of you doing zumba.

little turtle - I rotate. One day is lifting with dumbbells and arm exercises w/o weights.
Then I have 2 days of 4 different types of crunches (70 each). 2 days of legs. Nothing crazy. Stand up lift leg backwards 10 times, then to the side, and forward. 7 sets of 10 each for both legs.


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Default  Posted: 8:34 PM, April 15th (Monday)

I am so so so so so discouraged....

I am using MyFitnessPal to monitor my food/calories... 1200 calories a day.

I am eating mostly healthy choices...

I've upped my activity level... from couch potato to more active things like gardening and walking and cleaning...

And I haven't lost a damn thing!!!! Not even a tiny little bit.

I went down 2 lbs and they came right back.

I haven't gained anything... that's a plus.

But DAMN!!! I used to just not eat for a day and lose weight... now I breath and gain it.

Grrrrrrrr


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Default  Posted: 8:41 PM, April 15th (Monday)

(((jrc)))

Are you drinking lots of water?

I bet this week will be better. You can do this!


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Default  Posted: 9:02 PM, April 15th (Monday)

I drink so much water I float!!!

Never drink soda, diet or regular. One cup of coffee in the morning.

I am staying away from junk. Eating fruit, veggies, lean protien and whole grains.

Ugh!


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Default  Posted: 9:06 PM, April 15th (Monday)

Sounds like you are on track. Maybe an extra walk?

I have my off weeks, too. I'll do everything right, but the scale doesn't budge.

I believe in you!


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Default  Posted: 9:13 PM, April 15th (Monday)

This is more like an off 2+ months!


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Default  Posted: 10:21 PM, April 15th (Monday)

Have you had your thyroid checked recently? Maybe up the amount of exercise?

(((jrc)))


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Default  Posted: 8:53 AM, April 16th (Tuesday)

I am hypothyroid - I have been for 20 years now. According to my Dr it is currently being controlled by medication.

Personally I think my Dr is full of hot air... I really need to see an endocronogist I think.

I have been using Myfitnesspal since 2/28. I haven't been perfect, but I log every thing I eat even if I was "bad". I don't know what the heck else to do at this point.

I know I have to get on my treadclimber.

But if you restrict intake for 1.5 months you should lose a little something! Yes?

[This message edited by jrc1963 at 8:54 AM, April 16th (Tuesday)]


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Default  Posted: 12:21 PM, April 16th (Tuesday)

I lowered my bad fat...not the "good" kind (That sounds weird), sugar, and salt. I traded regular chocolate for Fiber1 90 calories brownies. I try to eat more fiber and exercise. Which I am currently stalling doing today.

Maybe seeing an endo is a good idea. I think you know your body best. Follow your gut.

With all the eating right and exercise, my cholesterol only went down 12 points. I know it's partially hereditary, but I am still disappointed.


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Default  Posted: 12:36 PM, April 16th (Tuesday)

jrc, I hear you. I've been attending Zumba classes nearly every week since July. I was going 4 times a week for awhile. I made some small diet changes, but nothing major. I figured if I'm exercising, that should do something. In December, I realized that I'm eating more when I exercise. Which is probably why I was simply maintaining my weight. I've recently (month ago?) stopped ordering pop/soda while out to eat and made more healthier choices of foods to eat. No change.

3 Mondays ago, I've started taking boot camp class. I work out for 3 hours taking zumba, boot camp, and then another zumba class. 2nd class is 1/2 off and 3rd class is free! Well, I think I lost a pound....

This week, I've made myself a goal to drink 1 bottle of water each day - at minimum. The bottles are 16.9 oz. Prior to this week, I drank water only while out to eat, a few sips at work and a glass or 2 at bowling each week. I'm addicted to pop, but I noticed yesterday I only drank 1 can.

I hope to see some progress soon. I'm trying to make changes that I can live with rather than temporary changes. I should get myself to the doctor to see if there's anything else that could be influencing my struggle.

Even though there appears to be no changes, we've got to keep on moving because if nothing else, we're living healthier lifestyles.


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Default  Posted: 12:39 PM, April 16th (Tuesday)

3 hours taking zumba, boot camp, and then another zumba class

Wow! I am a sloth next to you.

How do you stay motivated?


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Default  Posted: 12:53 PM, April 16th (Tuesday)

How do you stay motivated?

My best-friend went twice and encouraged me to join her. $12 for 3 hours of exercise with awesome instructors is a steal. My legs are having trouble getting through the 2nd zumba class, but my heart rate is still up and calories are going! According to my heart-rate monitor watch, I lost a little over 1500 calories yesterday. It helps that best-friend has become a skinny-mini since starting Zumba in July and making healthy eating choices. I wanna be skinny too!!!

I'm thinking about going back tonight for another class.

jo2, do you have any cardio in your workout?


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Default  Posted: 12:58 PM, April 16th (Tuesday)

1500 calories? That's amazing! Go Little turtle!

I use the treadmill sometimes, but not enough. I need to do more cardio. I get winded easily. The exercises I do are ones I learned way back in high school dance class. They target problem areas and I can feel/see the difference when I do them.

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Default  Posted: 9:58 AM, April 17th (Wednesday)

jrc, are you maybe eating too little? 1200 cal/day seems like a really little amount. Have you looked into your basal metabolic rate? Maybe you need to do a new activity to "shock" your body to get it out of a rut.

jo2Love, have you considered something like C25K or spin?

As for me, I was able to go for a run yesterday. It was a easier than I had been doing and a bit less distance but it felt great. The rest paid off and I didn't have any pain from the pulled muscle. I've been keeping track of what I'm eating again and I think I'll be losing more than last week. Time will tell though.

Keep it up everyone!


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Default  Posted: 10:40 AM, April 17th (Wednesday)

Spin sounds fun. I think I need to mix up my exercise so I'm not bored.


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Default  Posted: 12:37 PM, April 17th (Wednesday)

Maybe you could look into an event in which to participate: a 5k, a sprint tri, a marathon relay, an adult/rec sports league (softball, volleyball, soccer, ultimate, etc). Might not relieve the boredom in the now but could give you some motivation to continue. Just make it a small step at first so you can succeed and not get injured. (i.e. don't start off trying to train for a marathon when you haven't yet run a mile.


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Default  Posted: 12:44 PM, April 17th (Wednesday)

Good point. Thank you.

I think I am just getting impatient. I am close to my goal.


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Default  Posted: 12:19 PM, April 18th (Thursday)

Greetings all!

Down another pound, not bad considering it was a really bad week, M wise.
I bought a pedometer and will be attempting 10,00 steps a day. Feel free to join me!

Still using MyFitnesspal and aiming for 1400 calories a day. Feeling healthier and much happier, usually.
I need to love myself more, this is a start.

Best of luck to everyone!

[This message edited by 3kids30years at 12:28 PM, April 18th (Thursday)]


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Default  Posted: 1:36 PM, April 18th (Thursday)

I signed on here probably 2 months ago

I have dropped 6.5 lbs so far.

A nutritionist I saw told me, when you exercise, you actually need to eat MORE. Of course the hitch is to eat more protein, not M&M's

I gotta say when I follow the plan it does work, but since I am a carb fiend it is beyond slow going!!

I have been weight lifting for 7 yrs (and they're pretty heavy weights now) so I pretty much don't get the newbie benefits anymore.

But I have ramped up my cardio (HATE it!) as my DD and I are doing a mud run in June.

I also have to be careful as I had 2 car accidents in one year, and my lower back is screwed up royally!!

And I AM OLD!!

Love to read your progress.


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Default  Posted: 9:55 AM, April 21st (Sunday)

still2suspicious - 6.5 lbs is good. It's progress. Better to have slow progress that fast and gain it all back, right? You rock!

I lost .4 lbs this week. I'm less than 8 lbs from my goal.


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Default  Posted: 11:35 AM, April 21st (Sunday)

Holding at 148.8 lbs. I've been doing good eating healthier, but I haven't exercised much at all in the past several weeks. And that's what I need to do to get the weight to drop. I wish I could find a yoga/pilates place or zumba class near work. Sitting in the car for so long driving home from work lulls me into laziness. By the time I get home, I don't want to do anything but sit some more.


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Default  Posted: 5:01 PM, April 21st (Sunday)

I was out of town for the past 4 days, and came home to find that when the basement flooded, it killed my scale. Can't decide if that's a good thing or a bad thing this week.


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Default  Posted: 5:26 PM, April 21st (Sunday)

NIK

ps - sorry about your basement, that suck

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Default  Posted: 9:28 PM, April 21st (Sunday)

I'm walking a minimum of 2-3 miles during the work week still with an additional 4-5 mile walk on Saturday or Sunday.

The scale is starting to move downward again! I've been stuck for the last couple of weeks, but progress at last!
I'm down a pound since last week.


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Default  Posted: 11:59 PM, April 21st (Sunday)

Go Gaby!

NIK, I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your treasured scale. I can tell that you are devastated.

Another half a pound this week. In even better news, was running around a lot with DS this week and it was awesome. I didn't get out of breath or even get tired or anything like that like I have in the past. It was awesome.


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Default  Posted: 12:39 PM, April 22nd (Monday)

Down to 140.8 this morning.

Less than 6 pounds to go.


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Default  Posted: 12:50 PM, April 22nd (Monday)

Went up 0.8 from last week. Thanks to my salty food fest from Thurs - Sat which consisted of salty popcorn Thurs night, Nachos at Happy Hour on Fri and a bar burger w/fries on Sat for lunch.

That'll teach me and I'm glad I've gotten that out of my system.

Attended the Body Attack new program launch on Sun morning. It's a killer and I did something to my bad foot. I'm hoping I'm fine by tomorrow's workout.


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Default  Posted: 10:21 PM, April 24th (Wednesday)

I am going the opposite way since I enrolled in school again. I am closing in on 170 lbs! Eating junk food between classes or before work, mostly. I need someone to kick my butt and get me back on track.


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Default  Posted: 10:29 AM, April 27th (Saturday)

Still no weight loss. I burned a little over 1200 calories during my Monday workout this past week. I should have gone to zumba this morning, but my bed was cozy. I'm thinking about doing one of my Jillian Michael's dvds before I have to leave for the day. I'm kinda down today. Maybe the exercise will boost me back up.

The longer I keep trying to make changes and not seeing any progress, the more I think about trying something with a quick fix. Then I remind myself, I will probably just gain the quick fix right back again. Sigh.


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Default  Posted: 11:00 AM, April 27th (Saturday)

As of this morning I'm down another pound, which puts me at my first mini goal!

Walking my butt off (and doing yoga and tai chi a few days per week).
I need to start adding in light strength training (for tone).

On to the next mini goal!

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Littleturtle...I like that meme.

[This message edited by GabyBaby at 4:21 PM, April 27th (Saturday)]


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Default  Posted: 7:41 AM, April 28th (Sunday)

Happy dance this morning - 5 lbs lost this week (many miles walked and swum), which puts me back onto pre-Easter relapse targets. Looking forward to the coming week.


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Default  Posted: 5:43 PM, April 28th (Sunday)

Great job everyone!

I'm waaaay overdue for checking in and I'm up 1.4 to boot! Just having trouble clicking this time around and finding a rythm.

The Mrs. started working 3rd shift overnights, so our schedules the past couple of weeks have started to change, and I'm sure I have some anxiety about that as well. Been finding myself making "Quick" food choices instead of "Good" food choices.

And with new changes in place regular gym time went out the window, so working on adjusting that to figure into our new routine.

I'm at about 100 pounds away from my goal weight. Would like to be closer to this goal by this time next year as we are talking about planning a trip to Paris.

I've already decided that I want a new wedding band when I make it to 200 pounds. Guess I'm using this as my motivation.

Glad to see everyone still here. I'll probably check in early for the next weigh in as we are going away to Chicago for the weekend to celebrate our annual "Adoption Day".

Keep up the great work gang!


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Default  Posted: 5:58 PM, April 28th (Sunday)

Bleh, finals week bumped me back to 144 yesterday morning

I went for a run this morning though and have been mostly healthy today. It's a new week, and I'm going to be good!


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Default  Posted: 6:02 PM, April 28th (Sunday)

I forgot to get on the scale this morning before I started sucking down my coffee drink. I'll have to do my weigh-in tomorrow morning. I did a bit of stress eating last week though, so I'm not expecting the number on the scale to be down, though.

On a couple of positive notes, SO was here this weekend and got my old bike rack adjusted to fit the car I have now, so I can get my bike to the bike shop to get tires. And since I probably won't be able to do that until next weekend, I went ahead and brought the exercise bike in from the garage. If it's where I can see it in the house, it's more likely I'll use it. Or at least, that's the theory.


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Default  Posted: 7:00 PM, April 28th (Sunday)

I've decided menopause and being a girl both suck...

I have been sticking to my 1200 calorie diet and doing moderate exercise and have thus lost... NOTHING!!!!

I'm about to Give Up!


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Default  Posted: 7:08 PM, April 28th (Sunday)

Don't give up. You can do this. You just need to find what works for you, now. The closer I get to 50, the more I'm seeing that what I eat, not just the amount of calories, is what matters. I have to cut back on the processed carbs or my weight doesn't change.


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Default  Posted: 8:03 PM, April 28th (Sunday)

Processed carbs, as in bread and pasta and rice?


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Default  Posted: 8:16 PM, April 28th (Sunday)

it's the breads and baked goods, mostly. but the white rice and potatoes stick to my hips and ass now in ways they didn't used to.

otoh, fruits and veggies, meats, and dairy like milk, butter and yogurt don't seem to be a problem.


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Default  Posted: 8:26 PM, April 28th (Sunday)

I don't eat a lot of bread or baked goods anymore...

I eat a lot of fruit, veggies and greek yogurt. Hard boiled eggs and lean proteins.

I swear... I'm just stuck... I can't loose anything.


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Default  Posted: 8:47 PM, April 28th (Sunday)

hey jrc, have you tried measuring yourself?


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Default  Posted: 9:15 AM, April 29th (Monday)

I stayed the same this week. Physically, I see changes. I wish I had measured myself when I started.

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Default  Posted: 12:00 PM, April 29th (Monday)

I have not measured myself. What should I measure?


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Default  Posted: 8:35 PM, April 29th (Monday)

Target areas that you're working on.


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Default  Posted: 8:41 PM, April 29th (Monday)

Ok... that's from my neck to my knees!!!!


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Default  Posted: 9:23 PM, April 29th (Monday)


Be sure to label your numbers because I didn't and I don't remember what is where from 5 months ago!!!


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Default  Posted: 9:25 PM, April 29th (Monday)

Little turtle's post about measuring yourself is a good one.

When I started, I took measurements of my neck, chest, waist, hips, thighs, and calf.

I was bummed that I "only" lost X amount of weight, but when I did my measurements a month after the initial ones, I found that I'd lost an inch in my waist and hips, and a half inch from my thighs.

Even when the scale isn't moving, you could be losing inches.


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Default  Posted: 3:51 PM, April 30th (Tuesday)

My clothes feel a bit loose somedays.


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Default  Posted: 4:38 PM, April 30th (Tuesday)

Then you're likely losing inches (fat) rather than pounds on the scale (which could be water weight).


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I am SO happy to have found this ICR thread !

I started the New Year focused on renewing my health - my DD is 2 now, so I can't blame 'baby weight' anymore - LOL! Given everything going on for the past couple of years, my weight has skyrocketed – the infidelity diet did not affect me :crying:!

I started the year at 201 pounds - I have NEVER been that heavy! I want to be healthy for my DD, so I am trying very hard to lose weight and eat better. It can be difficult to go to the gym with a toddler, so I have been trying other activities that include her – taking her to the park, dancing with her, etc. And I have been pretty good (not all the time, but mostly!) about watching what I eat.

I am happy to say that, since Jan 1, I have lost 19 lbs. Unfortunately, I have been stuck for the past three weeks at the same weight - I guess I am in the plateau phase of weight loss. I started C25K yesterday, so I will post back often and let you all know how it goes.

Anyway, having this thread is great - I am so glad that others who have gone through the same life challenges are committing to themselves and their health!

Sorry – didn’t mean for this to be such a long post, but I am really excited to share with others on a similar journey !


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Default  Posted: 6:40 PM, April 30th (Tuesday)

Welcome UGH!

I hope you have much better luck than I've been having...

Maybe see if you can up your activity to get you over the plateau.

Is there a gym in your area that has a child care/play area that's supervised and doesn't cost an arm and leg? (although an arm and leg would be a step towards weight loss )


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psst, jrc - if you're still using myfitnesspal, there's a place you can record your measurements.


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Unfortunately, no gyms nearby have childcare - I looked into that a while ago, but no luck.

I am planning to up my workouts with C25K and 10 minute fitness (Tony Horton's new set of videos). Just did the first video today - holy moly it was hard...lol! 10 minutes was MORE than enough, thank you very much! Hopefully I will work myself up to the recommended three 10 minute workouts per day


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Default  Posted: 4:44 PM, May 2nd (Thursday)

I hate PMS or whatever it is that causes me to want to eat NON-STOP right now...

Seriously, can't seem to put enough in my mouth.


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DS - 14
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Default  Posted: 5:31 PM, May 2nd (Thursday)

stayed the same.

Although I am sitting at my desk, typing here, and eating b-day cake!!


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Default  Posted: 11:40 AM, May 5th (Sunday)

Down .5 lbs.

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Default  Posted: 1:43 PM, May 5th (Sunday)

No change last week or this week. I think part of my earlier success and my recent problem is that I had a goal and achieved it and now I don't have a specific goal in mind. Will have to change that. At least it wasn't a gain...


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Default  Posted: 7:20 PM, May 5th (Sunday)

No change for me this week either, and I've already hit the PMS eating like crap phase for this month. If I don't rein that in, next week's weigh-in will not be good...

I've also been really bad about logging into myfitnesspal and maintaining my food journal, so that's my goal for this week. Plus exercising. I actually did get on my exercise bike for a bit today, and it didn't kill me. So that's a start. Tomorrow I plan on starting over on the strength training routine I started last month, too.


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July 24th, 2011
~ started weight loss and exercise programme
~ by September, down 20 lbs
~ by December, down 40 lbs
~ by April 2012, down 57 lbs
~ have maintained since! (+ or - 2 lbs)
HOW??
~ walking whenever possible in our small town
~ protein focus, low carbs (under 60 grams daily), lots of water, salads daily
MOST IMPORTANT!!! I stopped drinking and am living a sober life.

WEIGHT LOSS AND MAINTENANCE ARE ACHIEVABLE!
I am a healhy me!


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Default  Posted: 12:13 PM, May 8th (Wednesday)

I need to exercise today. If someone finds my motivation, can they send it my way please?

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Default  Posted: 9:06 PM, May 8th (Wednesday)

jo, I looked around but didn't find any!!!


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Default  Posted: 9:14 PM, May 8th (Wednesday)

Me either.

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Default  Posted: 10:24 PM, May 8th (Wednesday)

Just let PMS be the day(s) you allow yourself to pig out guilt-free. Whatever it takes to get you through it. Then when it's over & you feel more together, go back to your normal disciplined routine.. (provided you have one). It works!

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Default  Posted: 2:32 PM, May 9th (Thursday)

I FINALLY bought a new scale to replace the one the basement flood killed. And I put it on the 2nd floor.

I'm a little skeered of it - it measures in .1 lb increments and does fat %, water %, BMI, and I think it speaks in my judgmental sister's voice saying, "You just had to have that cookie last night, didn't you."


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Default  Posted: 2:50 PM, May 9th (Thursday)

I need to lose weight, so hard with hypo thyroid. I also want to run more, but knees hurt bad. My goal is to run a marathon with my daughter in AK next year. Not sure I will make it :-(


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Default  Posted: 1:02 PM, May 10th (Friday)

Oh NIK, that's funny!
I think it speaks in my judgmental sister's voice saying, "You just had to have that cookie last night, didn't you."

Still logging onto MyFitnessPal - down 3.5 pounds this month. Walking every chance I get, 3 days a week at least with 3 REALLY good friends.

I've decided that I need to love me more. How can I expect to be loved if I don't love myself?


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Default  Posted: 1:09 PM, May 12th (Sunday)

Down 1.4 this week, which was the ame weight I was up last weign in, lol. The yo-yo see saw continues.

On to next week and hopefully we can get this ball rolling in the positive direction... again.


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Default  Posted: 1:40 PM, May 12th (Sunday)

First weigh in on the new scale. I have 45.2 lbs to go until target weight.

Note to DD: Thank you for making me breakfast in bed for Mother's Day. As much as I adore the sentiment, maybe next time you can go the egg white omelet route instead of the Nutella toast and kettle corn one?


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Default  Posted: 1:43 PM, May 12th (Sunday)

Note to DD: Thank you for making me breakfast in bed for Mother's Day. As much as I adore the sentiment, maybe next time you can go the egg white omelet route instead of the Nutella toast and kettle corn one?
I can sooo relate to this one today.
I'm just going to call today a wash with regard to my eating plan and exercise, hehehe.

ETA:
I'm down another pound from last week. Slow but steady progress.

[This message edited by GabyBaby at 1:44 PM, May 12th (Sunday)]


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Default  Posted: 3:51 PM, May 12th (Sunday)

I need to lose weight, so hard with hypo thyroid. I also want to run more, but knees hurt bad. My goal is to run a marathon with my daughter in AK next year. Not sure I will make it :-(

I'm also hypo thyroid and I know how hard it is. here I am, trying yet again. I'm trying small goals this time. We have a vacation planned for end of June so my goal is to be down 10 lbs by then. I'll set another goal for after the vacation, but I'm thinking another 10 lbs down by the time school starts. Small goals instead of the giant "I need to lose at least 50 lbs" might be more motivating for me...I hope.


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Default  Posted: 4:08 PM, May 12th (Sunday)

No weightloss this week. It seems to be pattern. Lose one week and nothing the next. So next Sunday will be great.

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Cool  Posted: 8:49 PM, May 12th (Sunday)

2.5 pounds down this week! With that it means that according to the standard BMI chart I am merely overweight! Of course that is assuming the stupid thing is working correctly. I think I need to get a new one that doesn't tell me that I am any one of four different weights on occasion


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Default  Posted: 8:23 AM, May 13th (Monday)

I missed my WW weigh-in last Sunday and as of yesterday's wegin-in I am down an additional 5.2 for a total of -47.6 since 9/2/12.

I attribute part of the loss the past two weeks to a VERY stressful job sitch. When I'm stressed, I don't eat, but I was careful to eat well when I did. Still, I'll take it because I had gained almost 2 pounds the previous two weeks of weigh-in's, so if I average it out, it's a 1.3/week loss over the past four weeks which is what I typically average.

After this Weds, my schedule opens up so I may try and get 4 workouts in per week which I'm thinking will include some bicycling.


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Default  Posted: 10:16 AM, May 13th (Monday)

I've lost a grand total of 2 lbs - yes 2. Whoopee! And I fell off the diet bandwagon this weekend. I ate sugar and carbs and drank beer. YIKES.

Need some encouragement to get back on the right track.

NL


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Default  Posted: 2:58 PM, May 13th (Monday)

Everyone is doing terrific!

Newlease - You can do this! Go drink some water. I'm going to exercise. How about you do, too?


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Default  Posted: 3:44 PM, May 13th (Monday)

I need to lose weight, so hard with hypo thyroid. I also want to run more, but knees hurt bad. My goal is to run a marathon with my daughter in AK next year. Not sure I will make it :-(


I'm also hypothryoid, and menopausally increasing in girth and also have bad knees. I suggest being very very careful with your knees - running a marathon may be very bad for them. I run in the swimming pool as its low impact but very aerobic and helps build up the quadriceps which in turn then support your knees better. Doing the two day fasting diet has helped me lose 12 lbs so far (another 20 to go).


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Default  Posted: 8:47 AM, May 15th (Wednesday)

I'm not telling anyone IRL ever again about trying to lose weight. Seriously... Opinions and theories are like A-holes and the people spouting them are also A-holes...

Ok.. Rant over.

Still haven't lost an ounce after 2.5 months of calorie counting and mild exercise.

Summer school starts in 9 days and then I'm going to ramp up my at home cardio and stretching... I have a routine in mind... I hope 8 weeks of summer vacation will help me cement my routine so I'm ready when school resumes in August.

I'm so tired of being tired and fat.


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Default  Posted: 4:25 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

Just wanted to check in early as I won't have access to a scale tomorrow. I lost 2 lbs this week. :)


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Default  Posted: 4:26 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

Just wanted to check in early as I won't have access to a scale tomorrow. I lost 2 lbs this week. :)


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Default  Posted: 6:07 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

Saturday is my weigh in day. I'm down 3.3 for a total of 8.7. Only 5 lbs from my first mini-goal!

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Default  Posted: 9:49 AM, May 19th (Sunday)

Weighed in at 149.2 this morning, which basically means what I'm doing is maintaining, and it's what I'm not doing (er...exercising) that will get me to lose some weight. As if I haven't known that all along.

I'm really glad this thread is around for accountability, even if I only check in once a week.


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Default  Posted: 12:08 PM, May 19th (Sunday)

Still maintaining my weight even though I haven't been exercising as much. It's so frustrating that whatever I do isn't enough. I'm going to have to take more extreme measures.

Going to try my best to lower carbs. I love my carbs - soft pretzels, sandwiches, chips, crackers, pasta... Also, going to up my water intake again. I did good for a week, but then I ran out of bottled water... I don't know what else to do. Besides up my exercising (Been only 1 hour/week the past few weeks). But even when I was going to zumba 4 hours/week nothing changed.

I should really make the doctor appointment that I've been thinking about making for almost a year. I haven't had a check up on myself since, I don't know. 13 years? I don't even know who to call to make an appointment. It's strange to look up doctor's online and wonder if they will be a good fit or not!


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Default  Posted: 1:10 PM, May 19th (Sunday)

My weight stayed the same. I exercised for only 5min this week. My allergies are awful and I have had no oooomph to move.

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Default  Posted: 7:48 PM, May 19th (Sunday)

Still hovering around 173 regardless of diet and exercise.

So WTF... I'm gonna eat what I want.


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Default  Posted: 4:47 PM, May 20th (Monday)

Me too, jrc. I'm already doing terrible with my low carb idea... but I am drinking more water. It helps that it's 80+ outside after being 60s not too long ago. I'm going to continue to try to eat healthier for my kids sake. We all had some salad with dinner tonight. That's huge for DS6 who insisted he doesn't like salad for the longest time!!


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Default  Posted: 7:25 PM, May 21st (Tuesday)

Well... despite my mini rant... I continue to eat healthy.

I refuse to go up a pant size.

Little Turtle... all I ever drink is water... except my one cup of coffee in the morning.

Lemon helps.

Hint Water is awesome too... no sugar just a hint of flavor.


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Default  Posted: 9:17 PM, May 21st (Tuesday)

I keep forgetting to weigh in. I can't keep a regular schedule for more than 2 days in a row anymore.


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Default  Posted: 5:39 PM, May 22nd (Wednesday)

Ok, day 1 of my 90 day plan in progress. Wish me luck!


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Default  Posted: 2:45 AM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Day one- approaching muscle failure.


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Default  Posted: 7:57 AM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Good luck, Jess.

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Default  Posted: 5:04 PM, May 25th (Saturday)

I am craving pizza. Hot, cheesy goodness. Trying so hard to not cave and order it.

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Default  Posted: 9:51 PM, May 26th (Sunday)

weighed in this morning at 149, so still pretty much staying in the same place.


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Default  Posted: 10:05 PM, May 31st (Friday)

I need to start exercising again. I think I was born without the "I like to exercise" gene.

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Default  Posted: 12:27 PM, June 2nd (Sunday)

Down 2.4 this week.


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Default  Posted: 12:59 PM, June 2nd (Sunday)

So last week, I was up .5# and this week I am down 2# for a total of 1.5# for the whole time. Haven't been doing the greatest since I'm under a lot of stress and I have had to skip running since I pulled a calf muscle again. Back at it again going into this weekend though and I just got some new shoes that are absolutely fantastic.

Here's a recipe for anyone interested. It is one from America's Test Kitchen that I have modified.


Turkey Burgers - Makes 5 1/4# burgers

1/2 t table salt
1 1/2 t ground pepper
1 t ground yellow mustard
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 c fresh grated parmesan
2 t A-1 Steak Sauce
2 t Worcestershire sauce

2 T milk
1/4-1/3 c bread, diced (2 slices) (I usually use something like a 12-grain bread)

1.25 # package of lean ground turkey
2 oz crumbled gorgonzola or bleu cheese (optional)

1. Mix dry spices. Add sauces, milk, parmesan, and bread. Mix into paste (a fork works well for this).

2. Add meat and crumbled cheese. Mix thoroughly.

3. Form into 1/4# patties. Coat outside of burgers with pepper to taste.

4. Grill over charcoal or gas (on high) for about 4 minutes per side.

5. Enjoy


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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 2:26 PM, June 2nd (Sunday)

Congrats, Crumbled324 & Waking.

That recipe sound delicious.

I stayed the same this week. I'm ok with it since I've had a lack of motivation to exercise and falling/hurting my tailbone.


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Default  Posted: 8:46 PM, June 2nd (Sunday)

I think I was born without the "I like to exercise" gene.
Ditto.

Waking - I've been looking for a good turkey burger recipe. I'll have to give that a try.

I'm on a new, very predictable schedule starting tomorrow, and I have no excuses anymore for not exercising. I'm outing myself here to make it all the more difficult (and potentially more embarrassing) for me to sit on my duff instead. So ya'll are on notice to hold my feet to the fire.


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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 10:16 PM, June 2nd (Sunday)

You can do it, Nik!!!

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Default  Posted: 10:33 AM, June 3rd (Monday)

This is so me! Here's to a good week for us all!


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Default  Posted: 10:39 AM, June 3rd (Monday)

I am craving pizza. Hot, cheesy goodness. Trying so hard to not cave and order it.

I've made this a few times! It's really pretty good. Not quite as filling as regular pizza, but it quenches that pizza craving nicely

http://www.theluckypennyblog.com/2013/02/the-best-cauliflower-crust-pizza.html


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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 10:56 AM, June 3rd (Monday)

That pizza looks sooo delicious. I am going to make it. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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Default  Posted: 10:35 PM, June 9th (Sunday)

So, the bad news is that I didn't lose any this week. The good news is that I had a few kick ass workouts, including a killer five mile run on a new trail route, and I didn't pig out afterwards. So I'll take that. Oh, plus I saw some of my cousins today and a few of them said that I looked great so I guess the hard work is paying off in that department too. The real payoff for me however is that I'm not having any knee pain going up or down stairs anymore and I don't feel like a fat blob. So, lots of good progress I think.


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Default  Posted: 9:33 PM, June 10th (Monday)

That's awesome, Waking. I'm glad your knee isn't hurting.

I gained 1 pound. I've been slacking foodwise. Plus since I fell and hurt myself, I've been chicken to exercise. I'm 9.3 lbs from my goal.


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Default  Posted: 11:27 AM, June 11th (Tuesday)

Oh, my. I haven't checked in for awhile.

Since my last update, I'm down .8 for a total of -48.4 since 9/2.

I went two weeks without a Y visit due to some work traveling then an injury to my bad foot. I started back up a week ago Sunday and hit my goal of attending a spin class by June. I did that last week Wednesday and my ass still hurts.

OMG, those damn seats! I hate you even more, Lance Armstrong! I even went to the extent of getting a gel seat cover ($8 at Aldi's - perfect timing) and truthfully I think that is what did me in. I was chafed peeps. Chafed! Totally wasn’t expecting that!

My plan is to hit it again tomorrow and hope for the best. Or, if weather permits, ride my bike outdoors on Wednesday nights instead.

Because I was becoming somewhat discouraged (the 2-week Y hiatus was a killer), I took a serious look at my overall goal and I revamped it. It was initially to lose 100 pounds in a year by 9/2/13 but I am fast realizing my body isn’t giving up the weight as fast as I’d like despite a pretty intense workout schedule. My trainers told me that is a completely normal thing and my WW coach told me that I should be putting back half of the points I earn exercising as proteins into my body to help it rid the fat. I’ve also retooled my diet a bit – adding oil to my daily morning oatmeal and switching to skim milk. If you’re looking for a list of fat burning foods, Google “MUFA’S” and “Flavonoids.” Interesting stuff.

As I refuse to give up the things I enjoy (mostly my adult beverages ) and have no desire to starve myself either, I need to keep myself happy with my progress. As my overall weekly loss average is -1.2 per week, and given it’s summer and I hope to be more active outdoors, I’ve extended my goal to December of this year. That gives me a solid six months to take the rest off.

Hopefully it will work for me and I’ll feel less stressed out about the whole thing.


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Default  Posted: 7:04 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

woohoo! DS21 put the new tires on my bike tonight. Now I have smoother "hybrid" tires instead of the knobby mountain bike tires. And I watched, so I could learn how to change a tire. I got in a very quick test ride and then it started to rain. But at least my bike is ready to go and I can start riding again.


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Default  Posted: 10:10 PM, June 13th (Thursday)

That's awesome, ajsmom!

Yay! That is so nice of your DS, inconnu.


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Default  Posted: 10:12 AM, June 16th (Sunday)

I got in a 3.88 mile bike ride before work on Friday, and did a 5.5 mile ride this morning.

I think I'll set my goal at getting in 2 or 3 shorter rides during the week before work, and then build up to doing a longer ride on the weekend.

The scale was still in the 149 range this weekend, so hopefully with the increased exercise I'll start seeing some changes over the next several weeks.

How's everyone else doing?


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Default  Posted: 10:48 AM, June 16th (Sunday)

I lost 1/2 a pound. Goal is in sight.

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Default  Posted: 11:02 AM, June 16th (Sunday)

woohoo! that's great, jo!


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Default  Posted: 11:43 AM, June 16th (Sunday)

WTG Jo!!!

Finally a little movement on the scale. I'm 41.2 lbs from goal. It's so much easier to eat right when it's Farmer's Market season and I'm not stocking the fridge and pantry for teenagers.


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Default  Posted: 3:11 PM, June 16th (Sunday)

Thank you.

There should be a rule that's once we have worked so hard to lose this weight, our bodies promise us never to gain it back.


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Default  Posted: 10:42 AM, June 17th (Monday)

Well, dagnabit.

Regained the .8 I lost the past two weeks though the intensity of my workouts has increased (I've added an hour of spin class weekly).

Spoke to my WW coach and she's pretty sure I am under-eating, especially given the amount of points I have left over at the end of the week.

So the new plan is to calorie and protein load on workout days and really watch those days I'm not working out and see if things change. Apparently my body is holding fast to the fat due to a lack of nutrients.

Sigh. I want that copper minus 50 pounds ring for my charm ring very badly!


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Default  Posted: 10:55 AM, June 17th (Monday)

Since I'm back on a regular work schedule, I can take advantage again of our office's walking paths. There are several paths around the perimeter of the property. The longest one is a mile, and I hit it this morning for my coffee break.

Holy cats, people - it's already hot and humid today! I'm drenched in sweat now and have to spend the rest of the day stinking up the joint.

I think I'll revise my schedule and walk at the end of the day from now on, even though that means it will be even hotter. That way I'll just stink on my ride home.


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Default  Posted: 12:58 PM, June 17th (Monday)

lol, NIK. I tried walking at lunch last fall, and it was great on those few days where it was overcast and cooler than usual. And then the sun came back out, and the humidity got back to normal...

I'm drenched in sweat now and have to spend the rest of the day stinking up the joint.

^^^^yep, that^^^


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Default  Posted: 2:03 PM, June 17th (Monday)

Hi guys!

I decided to start posting in here since I'm all healed up from my weight loss surgery.

I'm 48 lbs down since surgery in April..with about 75 lbs to go.

I'm still on a pretty calorie restricted diet, but I'm off of diet restricted foods (if that makes sense)..meaning that I'm allowed to eat solid food.

My fiance and I walk between 1-2 miles a day for exercise.

No weight training, yet, as I'm not quite cleared to lift anything over 10 lbs. I should be by my next appt, next month.

It's amazing the energy level I have now, and I keep hearing that it's going to increase more and more as I lose more and more weight.

Has anyone else had weight loss surgery, that they'd like to talk about?

I had gastric lap banding in April.

Good luck everyone on reaching your goals!!


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Default  Posted: 6:17 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

Anyone else feel like making a quick trip to the store for ice cream?

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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 6:28 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

I stopped at the store on my way home. I resisted the ice cream, and the chocolate. I did succumb to a bottle of wine and the stuff to make quesadillas, though. Cheesy goodness melted on flour tortillas, with guacamole and sour cream...it's what's for dinner. Yum!


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Default  Posted: 7:18 PM, June 19th (Wednesday)

That sounds delicious.

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Default  Posted: 1:26 PM, June 21st (Friday)

I am getting ready to put my house on the market so I have been ruthlessly purging my closets. I have gotten rid of all the size 6s that I wore following the infidelity diet. I also said goodbye to the size 8s as I don't want them mocking me.

My weight is what it is, but going through those small clothes made me reminisce about how good I looked then - I was working my tail off to deal with stress and hardly eating because of same.

Now I am fat and happy. I'm 52 years old and I love me on the inside, but the outside could use a little work. I don't need to be back where I was, but I would like to be a really good looking size 10 again.

I've lost 2lbs this week. Need to work in more exercise.

NL


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Default  Posted: 1:40 PM, June 24th (Monday)

Down a pound last week so back to 1.4 to go until I hit the elusive -50 pounds.

Still working out and riding the bicycle, though with rain predicted this week, I'll probably spin again.

My poor arse.


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little turtle
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Default  Posted: 2:39 PM, June 29th (Saturday)

What kind of scale do you have? What do you like about it? I'm thinking about getting a new one, but there's so many to choose from!!


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Default  Posted: 3:23 PM, June 29th (Saturday)

I have an electronic scale that is by weight watchers. Kmart had it on sale and it matched my bathroom.

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Default  Posted: 7:48 PM, June 29th (Saturday)

I have an evil, snarky scale that measures in .1 lb increments and then tells me not only my body fat percentage, but how many lbs of fat that translates to.

It's such an asshole.


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Default  Posted: 10:12 AM, June 30th (Sunday)

No weightloss (or gain) for me this week. I'm finding that I have less motivation now that I'm in the home stretch. Any tips on remotivating oneself?


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little turtle
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Default  Posted: 3:17 PM, June 30th (Sunday)

jo, you're so close to the end... don't give up!!!

I'm still struggling to lose any weight. I'm finding that I need to just go all out and stick with it as much as I can. When I see myself in recent pictures, I don't like what I see. Since I'm getting married next summer... there will be lots of pictures! I need to get on track so that I will enjoy them.


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Default  Posted: 3:35 PM, June 30th (Sunday)

I'm so happy for you, little turtle. I'm glad you have found "the one".

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Default  Posted: 3:16 PM, July 1st (Monday)

I just got the EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale a few weeks ago. It only goes to .2 lb increments but, I agree with NIK, it is an asshole. But, I love it. It gives me one reading whereas the previous one was only in .5 lb increments and would give me upwards of six different weights; sooooo frustrating.

So, it's been a few very stressful weeks. I have come to the conclusion that I suck at handling stress in any sort of constructive way. I gained about 3-4 lbs in a week and then have lost it in the past two or three. Kind of riding the roller coaster right now with all that has been going on.

Blah.

But, at least part of the stress will get better as I just got an offer for a new job. That will help.

Anyway, keep it up everyone. One step at a time. (maybe if I say it enough times I will listen to myself?? )


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Default  Posted: 3:11 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

I want to go on the record and say that I remembered my diet today. I did not buy the mint chocolate or toffee covered brownie brittle.

I exercised, too. Posting it here helps keep me in the right mindset.


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Default  Posted: 3:15 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

Yay, Jo!!!


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Default  Posted: 3:20 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

The mint chocolate sounds divine. I think I would count that as a win!

Keep it up jo!


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Default  Posted: 4:38 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)


Thank you, both. My new goal is to hit my goal by the g2g next month.

[This message edited by SI Staff at 4:39 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)]


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Default  Posted: 10:35 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

You're all doing so great!

Woo Hoo!!!

I don't have a scale at home because I'd probably obsess over weighing myself too much. I just depend on the WW scale, though my anal self has me using the same scale each weigh in. Yes, they laugh at me.

Gained again this week. Up .4 from last week most likely due to my behavior at a golf outing the Saturday before. Nothing like a bad day on the world's most awful course (it was seriously like golfing on the lunar landscape) to spin me into an eating/drinking frenzy. Had the world's worst brat at the turn (and in WI that is hard to do). Then dinner afterward where I way over ate and tried to drown my sorrows in a couple of Summer Shandy's.

Damn you, Leinenkugel family! Damn you!

OK. Back to ownership. I'm planning on being very careful over the weekend. Nothing like four days off in a row with no real plans to derail myself, so I plan to be a tracking fanatic and ask myself before I eat or drink anything "Is this (fill in the blank) worth it to me?"

I want my Copper charm!


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itainteasy
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Default  Posted: 10:42 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

For anyone that takes protein shakes, EAS Myoplex makes a high protein shake, that is 300 calories, 42 g of protein. It's a premixed shake, and the chocolate flavors are not terrible.

Since my surgery, getting my protein in is a lot harder.

This helps with that, and as an added bonus, having it for breakfast keeps me full right up until lunch.

At my last doctor's appt, I lost another 8 lbs.

Yay!


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Default  Posted: 10:59 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

I want my Copper charm!

Please do tell....what copper charm?


Way to go, Itainteasy!


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Default  Posted: 11:09 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

I was down nearly 5 lbs this morning. But I will feel better when it's 10 - I can play (up or down) with 3 or 4 lbs day to day.

NL


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Default  Posted: 11:15 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

I havent posted in a while, but I'm still slogging along.
I actually jumped (head first, I might add) off the wagon for a few weeks last month.

For the last couple of weeks, I've been recommitted to my eating plan (fine tuned) and exercise program.
I've been getting up at 5am to walk 2.5miles (with the one of our 3 dogs who could also stand to lose a few pounds). Then once at work a few hours later, I walk another 2 miles with a pair of coworkers, making use of our company's wellness plan.
Finally, in the evening, hubby and I do some floor exercises (crunches, squat, etc).

So far so good. I no longer waste 10 minutes of workout time at 5am arguing with myself on why I need to get up and not roll over and go back to sleep.
(Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am NOT a morning person, so being out of bed prior to 6am in itself is a victory).


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Default  Posted: 11:17 AM, July 3rd (Wednesday)

Also...I've decided to focus less on the scale and more on feeling healthy.

I was becoming entirely too preoccupied with the daily (yes, I know) reading that my digital scale gave me. When I had a good scale number, I had a great day. Not so good number and well....you get the picture.


Me - 43
DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

I edit often for clarity/typos.


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 1:16 PM, July 7th (Sunday)

Having a killer craving kind of day. I suspect hormonal fluctuations are behind it, but until that passes, I am not safe within 100 yds of anything sweet. And I'm sprouting gills from all the water I'm drinking in an attempt to drown the cravings.

Lordy.


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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 1:34 PM, July 7th (Sunday)

I fell off the wagon a couple of weeks ago, and thought I was safe because the number on the scale wasn't changing.

anyway, long story short, I noticed the pants got just a hair too tight, and sure enough, now the scale's telling me I'm back up those 3 lbs I lost. Probably water, probably hormonal, on top of the stress. Or because of the stress. It all seems to go hand-in-hand these days.

I did manage to go for my long overdue well woman checkup within the past few weeks though, so I'm getting thyroid and hormone levels checked as part of my blood work. I don't think there's a thyroid issue, but it's better to check than not check, just in case.

I've got to make a run to the grocery store later, so I'll be loading my cart with veggies and fruit.


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Default  Posted: 4:01 PM, July 8th (Monday)

Nice job with the willpower, peeps!

Gimme some of that!

The copper charm is what Weight Watchers gives you when you lose 50 pounds. So far, I have a silver one for 25 pounds lost, a brass keyring thingee to put them on and an activity charm.

At least I think it's copper. Aren't things 50's oriented usually represented by gold? Doesn't matter. I want it!

Yeah, so no weigh-in for me. I was away from home and completely off plan having attended two 4th of July GTG's and a music festival where the holiday food wasn't exactly diet oriented. I don't even want to calculate the points for the deep friend eggplant strips I ate last night.

Back on track this week and looking forward to the news on Sunday, whatever it is!

Will keep you posted!

ETA: Ooooo...forgot...I made my third fat clothes drop off at Good Willy on Friday!

[This message edited by ajsmom at 4:17 PM, July 8th (Monday)]


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Myname
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Default  Posted: 11:18 PM, July 8th (Monday)

I think I'm going to finally tip toe in here now. I've been lurking in this thread for about 6 months now.

My goals are actually to gain weight/muscle not lose weight. Over the last year I've gone from 116lbs to my current weight of 136lbs. I've dropped my body fat % down to between 5-6%. My goal at the end of this year is to be 150lbs and under 7% body fat. I don't know if I'll actually be able to get there but I'm going to do my best.

My SO was visiting last weekend and I kind of got off my diet a little and didn't exercise. I worked out tonight but haven't worked out in over a week before then. I haven't worked in almost a week due to the holiday. So I've gotten a little off track.

My goal this week is to workout every day except Wednesday and Thursday (those are my really long work days). I also want to cut my calories a little bit and get back on track with the diet. Based on a sudden 2 lbs of weight and just looking in the mirror I gained a little bit of fat this past week so I'd like to try to have my body fat % below 7% this Sunday when I check it.

I know I can do this. It won't be pleasant but it will be well worth it when I get my muscle definition back to where it was.


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Default  Posted: 11:21 PM, July 8th (Monday)

Welcome, MyName! Are you still doing P90X?


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Default  Posted: 11:29 PM, July 8th (Monday)

P90X got too easy for me and I seemed to plateau a little. Although I miss Tony Horton.

I'm doing something by the same people who do P90X (no Tony Horton though ). It focuses more on strength training and no cardio. I don't need cardio with the job that I do and I'm really looking to build muscle. It's also a slightly shorter workout time.

I've been doing this new workout program for about 2 months and am liking the results.


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Default  Posted: 12:04 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

I am just a lurker here but I have a question for ladies...

How or do you get thru the time about 2 weeks before your period where you want to eat everthing in sight.

I have asked the doctor, personal trainer, etc. Noone has answers for me.

Any advise?


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 12:16 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Myname - sounds like it's a great program for you!

torn - I'm rarely successful at getting through those times unscathed, but the more water I drink, the less damage I'm able to do. The key is getting myself to put down the cheese and drink the water instead.


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Default  Posted: 8:02 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

NIK, the water doesn't help me one bit during that time. I actually have to go on strict calorie restriction after to maintain my weight. Its terrible!


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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 8:11 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

torn, it may not work for everyone but what helps me is eating more protein. If I don't get enough protein, I turn towards the not so healthy carbs. Once I start on the "bad" carbs (aka junk food), it just snowballs with me wanting to eat more and more. But when I consistently get enough protein throughout the month, I don't do the "eat everything in sight" thing.


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Default  Posted: 8:22 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

Welcome, Myname!

Torn, I up my fat free milk 4 days beforehand. Also, I pay my DD $1 a week to remind me about my eating, cholesterol level, etc... I drink 96-128 ounces of water daily (not including tea).

[This message edited by SI Staff at 8:27 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 8:25 PM, July 10th (Wednesday)

NIK, the water doesn't help me one bit during that time. I actually have to go on strict calorie restriction after to maintain my weight. Its terrible!


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EA/ PA Dec. 2009 -Divorce halted

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Default  Posted: 12:03 PM, July 11th (Thursday)

Iconnu/jo2, I think we crossed posted.

I drink tons of water all day, that has not helped. Perhaps the milk and protein will.

It really is a curse! I just got injured in at work and before that an fender bender where I had neck problems. The doctor said no exercise for 8 weeks.

I have gained 20 lbs!! I can't maintain or lose my weight without exercise/weight lifting. I am a ball of flab now.

Then..... I just got back into my gym routine and I fall at work yesterday, hurting my ankle.

What next?


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 12:18 PM, July 11th (Thursday)

Torn - I totally understand. When I hit my 40s, everything that used to work for me stopped working. And things just tumbled downhill from there. Hormonal changes and stress levels, not to mention thyroid issues were behind most of my issues (which I'm still trying to sort out, by the way). It is so very frustrating.

While your ankle is healing, are there non-weight bearing exercises you can still do?


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Default  Posted: 9:31 AM, July 14th (Sunday)

Down .9 lbs this week. 7.1 lbs to go. The upcoming g2g is motivating me.

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Myname
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Default  Posted: 12:25 PM, July 14th (Sunday)

I gained some fat from not exercising and going off my diet July 4th weekend (SO was in town).

I've been cutting calories all last week and will have to for the next few weeks.

I did all the workouts I wanted to last week. I traded a leg workout for a P90X cardio which I may do again this week to try and burn some more calories and lose this fat.

Good job Jo2Love! Keep it up. That is great to use the g2g as motivation. I will be seeing SO in 5 weeks, so that has been my motivation to get rid of this extra body fat. My goal is to get down under 6% body fat and gain a few pounds of muscle in the process. I'm at 7% body fat right now.


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TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
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Default  Posted: 1:52 PM, July 14th (Sunday)

Thank you, Myname.

I hope the next 5wks fly by for you.


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Default  Posted: 5:14 PM, July 14th (Sunday)

Maybe I can get some help here...I have plateaued big time. My doctor just throws her hands up and says that I probably won't be able to lose these pesky 5 lbs. Do you think she is right?

I am 5' 113.5, not overweight but I prefer and feel more comfortable at 108-109. I was comfortably there before the deluge of d-days.

I have been on a calorie counting diet, between 1000-1400 calories a day for 6 weeks, eating healthy, lots of fruit, high quality protein, and I've upped my exercise and varied it. I have lost a miserable 2 oz. No health issues that haven't been addressed, as I do have hyperthyroidism that is treated appropriately.

Any suggestions?

BTW, I'm 59, healthy, but my doctor says it's just a function of age...


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Myname
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Default  Posted: 5:43 PM, July 14th (Sunday)

ScardyKat,

I just checked your BMR based on the info you posted. Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR); the number of calories you'd burn if you stayed in bed all day.

Your's is 1150 calories. So with the exercise you are doing eating 1000 to 1400 calories is fine I think, possibly on the low side of things.

I would look at how those calories are being broken down. I use Myfitnesspal app and it breaks down the calories into percentages of fats, carbs, and proteins.

I do 50% protein, 30% carbs, and 20% fats. It's worked well for me but to get that last bit of fat off I had to get my sugar intake in check.

Carbs are converted to sugar which is used for energy. The excess sugar that is not used up in energy gets stored as fat reserves. So if your fats, proteins, and carbs are all in check the sugar may be the culprit for those last few pounds.

This part is a bit of my own theory so take it for what it is worth, which may not be much but I try to spread my carbs out throughout the day. I also load up on carbs right before a workout and if I'm really tired more carbs after my workout.

Another thought, is it possible that you've gained muscle and that is why you are weighing more?

For anyone interested the BMR calculator is here: http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/

ETA: I assume that the exercise that you are doing is cardio as opposed to weight lifting.

[This message edited by Myname at 5:45 PM, July 14th (Sunday)]


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Default  Posted: 6:37 PM, July 14th (Sunday)

Thanks. I use sparkpeople which also gives me a good idea of my nutritional breakdown, but no, no extra muscle, I wish!
Interesting about my calories staying in bed...and I have find if I'm below 1000 calories I DONT lose weight at all.
I do cardio daily and yoga 3x a week...I'll keep on plugging, none on this can hurt, frustrating as it is...


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Default  Posted: 7:40 PM, July 14th (Sunday)

I think the BMR calculation is really just a guide to give you an idea of a starting point. Mine is 1500 calories yet I eat between 2500 and 3500 calories a day depending on if I worked or not (I'm a landscaper). I find it hard to believe I burn that many calories at work.

Keep going with the exercising.


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Default  Posted: 9:02 PM, July 15th (Monday)

Slight downward movement - 39.7 lbs to go.


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Default  Posted: 10:12 AM, July 16th (Tuesday)

That's great, Nik!!!

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Default  Posted: 7:45 PM, July 17th (Wednesday)

I did not feel like exercising one bit tonight. I pulled up Holding out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler on youtube. Love that song. I don't really need a hero, but the beat of the music pushes me.


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Default  Posted: 9:46 AM, July 21st (Sunday)

Down .7 lbs.

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Default  Posted: 5:41 PM, July 21st (Sunday)

For some reason my body fat % has been going up the last few weeks. 3 weeks ago SO came to town and I got off my diet a little and didn't exercise for a week. But for the last two weeks I've cut calories, increased my cardio and I'm still gaining fat. I'm very frustrated. I just don't understand why. Nothing has really changed.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
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Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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Default  Posted: 6:38 PM, July 21st (Sunday)

You are very dedicated to exercise and your work itself is a workout. Could your body be telling you it needs a little higher of a fat % to work properly? I'm not really sure.

[This message edited by SI Staff at 6:38 PM, July 21st (Sunday)]


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Default  Posted: 7:32 PM, July 21st (Sunday)

Hey gang. Been a while since I posted here, so I start with an up 2.4 this week.

Been yoyoing in the weeks between this weigh in and the last one I posted.

Work has been hectic with a job shift and we have been fighting with our new mortgage companyabout a payment they lost... so I'm not so much stress eating as I am just off plan.

Exercise has been nil. Still attending WW weekly but I'm not clicking with the new 360 plan.

When my 6 yo DD asked how I did at my "Skinny Dr." Meetin this week I told her I was up. "You GOT weight? You should eat more salads." Was her reply. Lol


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Default  Posted: 7:35 PM, July 21st (Sunday)

Skinny Dr." Meetin

Too cute.


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Default  Posted: 7:40 PM, July 21st (Sunday)

Jo2love, I'm almost wondering if I'm not eating enough carbs. I'm already eating fairly low carb and I cut my carbs a little more recently. That combined with cutting calories may be killing my metabolism.

[This message edited by Myname at 7:41 PM, July 21st (Sunday)]


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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Default  Posted: 10:09 PM, July 21st (Sunday)

Myname, Sounds like that might be it. Maybe try more carbs for a few days?

I could eat bread all day.


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Default  Posted: 4:58 PM, July 24th (Wednesday)

On the road for work this week and next. I've been doing really well with the eating, thanks to an awesomely balanced and healthy complimentary breakfast bar at the hotel. Walking back and forth to the office each day, although it isn't terribly far, and have been too busy to suss out the vending machines, so no late night snacking either.

Hoping to see a bit of a payoff when I finally get back home to my ahole scale.


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Default  Posted: 8:18 PM, July 24th (Wednesday)

I have been MIA in here for quite a while, but I did start up with a kettlebell gym about 8 weeks ago with a groupon and absolutely love it!

It is a GREAT overall body workout and kicks my ass every time!

I'm going to school two nights a week right now after work so I've only been able to work out 2-3 times per week (usu two are kettlebell, one is a run).

I haven't lost much, about 3-5 pounds, but I haven't changed my eating much, and my clothes are starting to fit better and I'm feeling stronger, so something is happening!

Just started the second summer session at school, but as soon as that is over I plan on hitting the kettlebell workouts 3-4 times per week. It really is an amazing work out. (Similar to crossfit)

[This message edited by persevere at 8:20 PM, July 24th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 8:43 PM, July 24th (Wednesday)

WTG persevere!


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Default  Posted: 12:30 PM, July 25th (Thursday)

Nik, I bet all that walking will pay off and kudos for passing up the vending machines.

That's terrific, Perserve!


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Default  Posted: 12:40 PM, July 25th (Thursday)

Well...up a lot this past Sunday - 2.6 - thanks in part to a crazy weekend prior to weigh-in.

Well, mostly Saturday for sure while at a picnic. It takes nothing for me to gain water weight, and thanks to some ultra salty foods, BAM!

Argh. I basically wiped out my great summer of somewhat steady losing.

I too am doing ridiculous high level workouts and once again think that I need to revisit what I'm eating to ensure I'm getting enough of what the body needs to rid the fat and not store it.

I guess my Mushroom Swiss burger, fries and some beers at a baseball game last night won't help.

I went into this knowing summer would be the killer for me. Most of my GTG's are on the weekends and I weigh in on Sunday mornings, so there is zero recovery/correction time.

Just have to pay the piper, I guess.


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Default  Posted: 9:34 AM, July 27th (Saturday)

Back from my trip and down 3.2 lbs.

36.5 to go, but I leave for San Francisco tomorrow, and I have lots of social plans on the schedule. Fortunately, the hotel has a fitness center, so I'm committing myself to hitting the machines every morning. Fingers crossed!


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Default  Posted: 7:19 PM, July 28th (Sunday)

Good job NIK!
I don't go to a lot of social functions, usually just my parents house, but I know it's tough to stay within your diet and not be rude. Try to keep your portion sizes down and don't lose sight of your goal. Always remember why you are putting dietary restrictions on yourself and why you are exercising.

This week my body fat % is down 1%, which is about the most I can realistically expect it to move in a week. I've kept my calorie intake down on my days I don't work and eat more when I do work so I keep my energy levels up. I am making sure I'm eating enough in the way of carbs too this week.

I have to admit, I skipped my cardio workout yesterday. I just didn't feel like doing it. I'm about to do a cardio right now though and plan on working out Monday, Tuesday and Saturday this week. I work long hours Wednesday-Friday so I usually skip workouts then. It's just too much after a 12 hour day.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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Default  Posted: 11:19 AM, July 29th (Monday)

Checking in... down 2 lbs this week.


BH: 47
fWW: 46
Beautiful 9 year old daughter
Married 23 years, Together 29 - High School Sweethearts
Reconciling

Save yourself. I've taken off my cape, and the only thing the S on my chest stands for is SURVIVNG this.


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Default  Posted: 6:14 PM, July 29th (Monday)

Hi, everyone!

I'll admit off the top that I haven't read through all of the comments on this thread-- but I have a quick weight question.

Before DDay I was about 135lbs and a size 4/6. After DDays#1 and 2, I went down to about 120lbs and a size 0. I've since put on about 5lbs and the size 0 jeans are getting tight, so I'm back on a path to getting healthy. I'm also slowly integrating exercise back into my life (although so far I've found that challenging).

I've noticed that since I've started to regain weight, a lot of it is in my stomach. I was always pear-shaped, so this is odd for me.

Does anyone know if weight loss due to stress tends to cause your body to go through significant changes as you begin regaining?

[This message edited by PhantomLimb at 6:15 PM, July 29th (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 12:01 PM, July 31st (Wednesday)

Is it bad that I'm SOOO sick of the scale that I'm considering "self-surgery"?
If I chop off half of each boob, I'd likely drop 15lbs instantly- and still have plenty of boobage to spare!
Grrrrrrrrr...I've had absolutely no weight loss in the last two weeks, despite increasing workouts and logging every bite that does into my mouth.


@Phantom, I definitely noticed changes when I stress out. Unfortunately, I tend to gain not lose. If it were the other way around, I'd be a stick figure by now.

[This message edited by GabyBaby at 12:02 PM, July 31st (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 1:03 PM, July 31st (Wednesday)

It doesn't surprise me that the scale has not moved. I fell in love. Sigh. I miss that dreamy, yummy box of snicker ice cream bars, but now that they are gone, I'm not buying more.


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Default  Posted: 7:32 PM, July 31st (Wednesday)

Stick with it Gabybaby. The body doesn't like change so even when you cut calories and increase exercise the body will try and remain the same size and weight until it has no other choice but to start burning fat for energy. Stay committed and keep your end goal in mind when the yummy unhealthy things start calling you.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
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Default  Posted: 8:37 PM, July 31st (Wednesday)

Thanks Myname!
I have no real choice but to stick with it. The other alternative is to keep slowly but steadily gaining weight and that is NOT an option.


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DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

I edit often for clarity/typos.


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Default  Posted: 9:10 PM, July 31st (Wednesday)

Jo - I'm glad you're cutting that "creep" out of your life.


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Default  Posted: 12:14 PM, August 4th (Sunday)

Thank you, Nik. Omg they were amazing.


I'm down .9 lbs this week.


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Default  Posted: 7:07 PM, August 4th (Sunday)

Yay, Jo!!!

Despite the best efforts of the Bay Area, I am down 1.8 lbs from last week. Currently 34.7 lbs away from my goal.


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Default  Posted: 7:34 PM, August 4th (Sunday)

Down 2lbs this week! Woohoo!


Me - 43
DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

I edit often for clarity/typos.


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Default  Posted: 7:58 PM, August 4th (Sunday)

Yay, Gaby!!!!


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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, August 4th (Sunday)

Great job J2Love and NIK!!


Me - 43
DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

I edit often for clarity/typos.


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Default  Posted: 8:18 PM, August 4th (Sunday)

Y'all are doing so great! Wish I could say the same for myself, but...I can't. I have fallen back into my bad eating habits, and I haven't exercised in over a month. And the number on the scale keeps climbing.

I'm trying not to beat myself up over it. I need to plan better so that I make the time to exercise, and so that I have healthy food to eat, instead of reaching for the fast and convenient stuff.

Hopefully I'll have some progress to post in a couple of weeks.


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Default  Posted: 8:30 PM, August 4th (Sunday)

Inconnu, you're not alone on that boat.
I fell off the wagon as well and after losing 12lbs since the beginning of the year, I put 10 of it back on over the last four months. I'd been walking, but while I've been eating healthier, I'd also been eating more than I needed to, hence the gain.

So I've been back on the wagon (tracking calories, etc on MyFitnessPal) and have added in strength training to get the scale moving in the downward direction again.

Hang in there!

ETA:
MFP really helps me in that I plan EXACTLY what I'm going to eat a day or two in advance. Then I make sure that what's on my list for that day is the ONLY thing that goes in my lunch bag.

[This message edited by GabyBaby at 8:51 PM, August 4th (Sunday)]


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DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

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Default  Posted: 8:45 PM, August 4th (Sunday)

ooh, that's a good idea. I know I do so much better when I log my food on MFP, but I also avoid logging when I know I'm not eating well. And I've been really bad lately at packing my lunch, which means I hit the nearby fast food places instead of eating healthy.


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Default  Posted: 9:18 PM, August 4th (Sunday)

Great job, Nik & Gaby.

Inconnu, You can do this. I believe in you.


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Default  Posted: 8:54 AM, August 5th (Monday)

Inconnu, I pack my lunch the night before because I never have time in the morning. That ensures that I have the right foods to eat.

My body fat % went down slightly. It's been so frustrating to cut calories eat right and still have very little results. I've replaced all my strength training workouts with cardio for now just to try and get this body fat back down. I see SO in less than 2 weeks and I want to be looking good for her by then. My goal is to be under 6% body fat and I'm at 6.5% right now. This all started with a weekend of cheat meals and no exercise. I'm so kicking myself for that.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
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12-08-10: S

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Default  Posted: 1:22 PM, August 5th (Monday)

Down 1.4 off my slight gain two weeks ago. I still have 1.8 to go to win the elusive Copper Coin.

Geez, you'd think I was on the hunt for buried treasure!

Summers are really tough for me. Though I do all my workouts religiously, I have far too many gatherings where there is booze involved.

Even though I have a HUGE picnic this Saturday and weigh in on Sunday morning, I'm really going to try to hit my goal this week.

We shall see!


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Default  Posted: 8:47 AM, August 11th (Sunday)

I'm holding steady. There may be a slight downward turn for the number on the scale but it's too soon to tell. I got back on my bike this past week. Including today I've done 3 rides, for a total of 18 miles. My goal for the month is 50 miles. If I keep doing 2-3 short rides in the mornings before work, and 1 longer ride on the weekend, I should hit 50 miles no problem.

I need to do some menu planning, then hit the grocery store later today.

How's everyone else doing?


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Default  Posted: 3:06 PM, August 11th (Sunday)

I gained 5 pounds in July. I went on vacation - ate too much junk food on the road trip there and back as well as while we were there. It was impossible to plan any health meal choices as it wasn't my kitchen and I had no idea what we were going to eat ever. Besides that... I only made it to zumba once in July.

Since then, I've started to cook healthier meals and smaller portions. I haven't found a method that works for me. I'm taking water with me when I go to work, but that's about it. I feel like things are kinda chaotic right now. Should be better once they are in school and things are on a better schedule. Course, that's just an excuse. I can start eating healthier any day. I need to start exercising at home as well. Instead of relying on only zumba.

I'm still looking at scales online and overwhelmed with the choices! I want a digital one that will give me a straight answer. With the scale I have now, I can shift my body to tweak my weight.

Anyone take weight loss pills? Vitamins? Drink protein shakes?


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Default  Posted: 3:18 PM, August 11th (Sunday)

I make a protein shake/coffee drink for breakfast, which is really just adding protein powder to the cold coffee drink I was already making each day. But I haven't tried the meal replacement/diet type protein shakes, if that's what you're talking about instead.


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Default  Posted: 3:57 PM, August 11th (Sunday)

Down another 2lbs this week.

Strength training is killing me, but it feels good once the workout is over.


Me - 43
DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

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Default  Posted: 4:00 PM, August 11th (Sunday)

Little Turtle-
I don't use weight loss pills.
I do enjoy green smoothies with either protein powder or a half cup of cottage cheese thrown in for extra protein.

Typically, my smoothie contains:

1 cup liquid (green tea, almond milk, or water)
1/4 to 1/2 cup fruit
2 handfuls of spinach
1/2 cup cottage cheese OR 1 scoop protein powder
1 Tbsp chia seed
0-2 Splenda packets as needed

Blend and enjoy!


Me - 43
DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

I edit often for clarity/typos.


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Default  Posted: 5:43 PM, August 11th (Sunday)

FWIW, something I've learned about eating and weight, is that when DD and I changed our diet to gluten free, (mostly, lol), it was far easier to maintain my weight than before.

I am allergic to cain sugar, too and lactose -no, it's not easy to eat-I found it even better to maintain weight.

I've always had trouble losing it, except after all of this drama, but found removing those foods for the most part helpful. At first it was stressful, but now is not.

There is also the factor of thyroid, though I don't know the details, but if a thyroid is out of whack, it can mess with weight loss, I've read.


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Default  Posted: 7:38 PM, August 11th (Sunday)

Body fat percentage stayed the same this week.

My weight has been steadily going up over the last month (a good thing for me).

I'm going out of town to see SO this weekend. I've always struggled with my diet when I visit her and exercise is almost non existent. So that is something I'm going to try and do a better job with this weekend.

I drink protein powder. I mostly use it in recipes though. I like "Body Fortress" whey protein powder. Walmart.com has it for like $15.

I eat protein bars too. They are a nice and convenient grab and go snack. Just watch the sugar content on some of them. Some of those so-called healthy protein bars have as much sugar as a candy bar.

I like the Pure Protein bars and some the Met-Rx bars. Some of the Met-Rx bars are a little high in sugar though so just read the label.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
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12-08-10: S

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Frustrated  Posted: 10:19 PM, August 11th (Sunday)

This weeks "Skinny Doctor" meeting has me down 1.8. Better than I was thinking. :)


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Default  Posted: 3:15 PM, August 12th (Monday)

Class reunion left me up .2 lbs. Not as bad as I had feared.

34.9 lbs to go.


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Default  Posted: 3:17 PM, August 12th (Monday)

I didn't weigh in this week because of a HUGE picnic on Saturday.

I knew better.

Will catch up next week!


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Default  Posted: 8:10 AM, August 18th (Sunday)

Back down 2.2 lbs! It's so much better to see downward progress instead of seeing the numbers creep higher and higher on the scale.

I got in a 7.6 mile bike ride yesterday morning before it got too hot, for a total of 34.6 miles for August. My goal is 50 miles for the month, so I'm pleased with where I am with that. I'm really looking forward to when it starts cooling down here though, so I can ride after work instead of getting up extra early to ride before work.


[This message edited by inconnu at 8:11 AM, August 18th (Sunday)]


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Default  Posted: 1:54 PM, August 18th (Sunday)

Up 2 lbs, but I've been slacking. I need to get back on track and motivate myself.

Awesome job, inconnu!


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Default  Posted: 1:58 PM, August 18th (Sunday)

No movement on the scale, but I have to cinch my belt in another notch or two, so that's good!

I've also walked/jogged 62.8 miles out of the 100 miles goal I am challenging myself with for the month of August.


Me - 43
DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

I edit often for clarity/typos.


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Default  Posted: 8:45 AM, August 19th (Monday)

Boom!

Finally got the elusive -50 pounds Copper award at WW on Sunday!!!

Was down 5.4 for the last two weeks (missed weigh-in on the 11th). I have really been paying attention to what I eat, when and have really turned up the water consumption.

The weather has been really nice so I've been trying to get on the bike outdoors more. I switch between a hill trail and a flat trail (don't like taking the hill trail in the evening - too many bushes...lol). I managed 2-14 mile bike rides last week with my usual Tuesday night workout.

Woo Hoo!

I am now 47 pounds to my goal!


Fidelity isn't a feeling...it's a choice.

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DS - 31 - Yikes!


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Default  Posted: 2:21 PM, August 19th (Monday)

Great job!!!


Me - 43
DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

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Myname
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Default  Posted: 11:04 AM, August 20th (Tuesday)

Good job ajsmom! That has to feel good to get that one.

I visited SO this past weekend and had 2 cheat meals. I did exercise some while I was there but I'm still up in the body fat a little to start the week. I'm back on the diet now though so hopefully I can shed this little bit of pesky fat over the next few weeks. It's so frustrating sometimes.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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Default  Posted: 8:44 PM, August 21st (Wednesday)

Has anyone tried the 17 day diet ?

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Default  Posted: 8:52 PM, August 21st (Wednesday)

Has anyone tried the 17 day diet ?

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Default  Posted: 10:15 AM, August 22nd (Thursday)

I've never heard of it.

I used to be on the Eat Clean diet by Tosca Reno. I read her books. Helped me lose 10 lbs.


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Default  Posted: 8:54 AM, August 24th (Saturday)

Way to go, AJsmom! You rock!

I haven't heard of the 17 day diet either, but there's so many out there. It's hard to remember all the ones I've heard of.

Okay, after a not good couple of days, I dragged my ass out of bed this morning for a bike ride. I only went 5 miles, and had a pity party for myself mid-ride, but I did it. And I'm at 43.7 miles total for the month, out of my 50 miles goal, with a week left in August.


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Default  Posted: 11:55 AM, August 24th (Saturday)

Hello, I am fairly new to SI. I am still dealing with the no appetite, and feeling as if I am going to throw up at any minute.

However, as part of the 180 I have started exercising an hour to an hour and 20 minutes a day. I am doing Zumba, as well as walking 2 miles each day.

I have lost 9lbs in the last week, though I am contributing most of that to eating half, or less of what I was eating.

At what point did you feel you were in a healthy place emotionally to start trying to lose weight.

I do feel better about myself just in the last week.


DD 1: PA 12/4/09 He spent 2.5 years with OW1
R: 8/31/2012
DD 2: EA 8/16/13
BS: 26
WH: 25
1 young daughter.
Terribly disgusted. He refuses to give up his "friend". Headed towards D.

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Default  Posted: 12:08 PM, August 24th (Saturday)

I say if it makes you feel good about yourself now, then now is a good time.


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Default  Posted: 7:58 AM, August 25th (Sunday)

Great job on the copper ajsmom!!

Up 2 this week. Fallout from DD's birthday party. I'll own it - just a temp setback.

Onward!


BH: 47
fWW: 46
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Default  Posted: 8:04 AM, August 25th (Sunday)

Welcome mixedintherut. I've found that exercise helped me alot to get through the depression and low self-esteem.

So I've been cutting calories for the last month or so and it's finally starting to pay off. I checked my body fat % today and I've reached my goal of 5.5% body fat. I could tell the difference looking in the mirror yesterday. I look good and feel good.

I went for a 3.5 mile run yesterday in the woods instead of my normal workout DVD. That was fun, I've never done that before. I've been trying to add a little variety and change to my workouts so I don't get bored. I don't want to be so ridged that I can stray once in a while from my normal workout program. Because then it becomes something that I "have" to do. I'll do the same thing with my diet. I allow myself the occasional cheat meal every few weeks.

Speaking of which, I go to see SO this weekend. I did pretty good last time with trying to get exercise in and eating healthy. My main thing while I was there was to try and make healthy choices when possible and focus mainly on portion sizes (calories).


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 2:37 PM, August 25th (Sunday)

Friday morning I was down another .5 lbs from last week. This morning, for the "official" weigh-in, I was back up 2 lbs.

I think my scale is gaslighting me.


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Default  Posted: 7:09 PM, August 25th (Sunday)

I'm down 1 lb.


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Default  Posted: 11:16 AM, August 27th (Tuesday)

So...this thread is about accountability, so here it goes: I gained back an astounding 4.6 of my loss from last week. I tarnished the Copper Coin! I thought I had gained maybe 2 at the most. My eyes completely bugged out of my head when I saw that number!

I replayed the week in my mind, and it was highly stressful. There was the woulda-coulda-shoulda 24th wedding anniversary on Monday, work crap all week, and a friend's unexpected death Wednesday. Oh, and I ate ridiculously badly pretty much all week. WAY too much salt and fried food (which I rarely touch anymore) was eaten twice. Chicken wings no less! And yes, there was some alcohol consumed. Then there was the all-day Golf Outing on Saturday and of course, beer was involved. Plus I didn’t track A THING all week. Stupid me!

So, it's back on the horse this week. Instead of taking Sunday as my “free day” as usual, I worked a charity event and brought my own food – fruit, yogurt – to tide me over as I was working the food booth. I did break down in the afternoon and had a brat and kraut (gotta – summer’s almost gone) but without a bun and had just tastes of coleslaw and potato salad and a smidgen of their wonderful pulled pork. And only a beer and a half. And I tracked it all!

One thing I’ll pass along, especially to those of you in high intensity workout mode, we discussed the importance of pounding proteins on workout days in our WW meeting on Sunday. Eat as much as you can tolerate – try to shoot for 100 grams if possible. The other thing we discussed was the perfect post-workout meal to have. Believe it or not, studies show low fat (1%) to skim chocolate milk and nuts (preferably almonds) are the best things to eat.

I am going to really try hard to stay on track even with our friend’s funeral this week. I’m always amazed at how much damage salt and stress can do to your diet!


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DS - 31 - Yikes!


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Default  Posted: 8:59 AM, August 31st (Saturday)

on the good news side, I reached my 50 miles of movement in August goal this morning.

on the bad news side, I did the same damn thing with the scale as I did last week. Friday morning showed me at 150.8, down 2.8 lbs for the month. I got on the scale this morning, and it was back at 152.4.

Personally, I'm going with my Friday weigh-ins.

Ajsmom, I'm sorry about your friend.


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Default  Posted: 9:17 AM, September 1st (Sunday)

Hi all, so I am be here and to the board. I just found out about my husbands 3 year affair a month ago and have gotten in a bad cycle of treating myself to feel better which has resulted in 10 extra pounds in one month :o. Just what I need when my ego is already bruised. Any tips on how to separate my eating from the need to comfort myself?

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Default  Posted: 4:25 PM, September 1st (Sunday)

hi, Walking. Welcome to SI. I'm so sorry you had to find us, but it truly is the best club you never wanted to join.

As far as comfort eating goes, that's a tough one. I did the reverse right after d-day, and each d-day thereafter. I couldn't eat, and dropped a lot of weight, in a very unhealthy manner. And I've seen people here on SI have health issues because of not eating and not drinking after d-day that I'm hesitant to tell you to limit food intake.

Can you substitute healthier food for some of the comfort food you're eating? Eat fruit instead of ice cream, that sort of thing?

If possible, go for a walk or do some exercise when you get the urge to grab an unhealthy snack.

Don't bring the junk food in the house.

Make sure you're drinking enough water, too.


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Default  Posted: 7:13 PM, September 1st (Sunday)

I set a goal to walk/jog 100 miles of dedicated actitivy (not counting gardening, walking around the mall, etc- but actual workouts) during the month of August.
I walked a total of 114.80 miles!!!


Hi Walking!
I wanted to second what Inconnu said. I have a monster sweet tooth and what works best for me is to either not bring junk food into the house or to make my own versions, but with less sugar (but full flavor).


Me - 43
DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

I edit often for clarity/typos.


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Default  Posted: 3:24 PM, September 2nd (Monday)

I stayed the same this week.


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Default  Posted: 3:40 PM, September 2nd (Monday)

One of my friends puts up a monthly challenge on facebook. For September it's 50 miles of movement, plus at least 15 days of trying something new. I've been looking at Zumba videos on youtube, for my something new. I really don't know that I'm that coordinated.


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Default  Posted: 1:26 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

All I can tell you inconnu is I fell flat are my arse in Zumba. It was my shoe. I'm convinced of that!

Well, I lost 3.6 of the 4.6 gained last week which just drives me batty. I really didn't do anything differently, but obviously was more careful about salt. I tell ya, it's a killer for weight loss maintance, especially when I think of how salty the foods were that I ate the week of my gain.

We are switching our workout schedule this week to a full hour of Body Attack and a half hour of CXWORX Tuesdays and Thursdays with Body Attack alone on Sundays. I'm not sure if I can handle BA three times a week, but we'll see.

Welcome, Walking! The rule of thumb for junk food in the house is instead of saying no to junk food once at the grocery store, you have to say it over and over once it's in your house.


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DS - 31 - Yikes!


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Default  Posted: 11:03 PM, September 5th (Thursday)

The mention of Youtube videos reminded me:

Check out Fitness Blender on youtube. They have a bunch of workout videos of varying lengths.


Me - 43
DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

I edit often for clarity/typos.


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Default  Posted: 1:35 PM, September 8th (Sunday)

I'm down .5 lb.

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Default  Posted: 1:44 PM, September 8th (Sunday)

Great job, ladies.

No longer tracking the pounds, after I sat in my DD's therapy last week and heard myself reassuring her about concerns with hitting a target weight. "It's about being healthy, making hundreds of little smart choices every day. Those are the real victories, not hitting a number on a scale, honey."

Um, Miss. Pot? Meet Ms. Kettle.

So, duly self-chastened as I am, my victories and opportunities for improvement (note: not failures) will be about those little choices.

Today I did 20 minutes of Zumba after a full night's sleep. And I passed up a soda for a water with lunch.

Look at me, being all "good example mom" and everything.


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Default  Posted: 7:47 PM, September 8th (Sunday)

Awesome job, Nik!

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Default  Posted: 11:46 AM, September 9th (Monday)

Mondays are my weigh in days! So far I have maintained the 12lbs I lost the first 2 weeks of the madness!

I also decided to start measuring myself, so in the 2 weeks that I have been measuring, I burnt 9.5"!

Losing inches is definitely motivation when the scale isn't moving!


DD 1: PA 12/4/09 He spent 2.5 years with OW1
R: 8/31/2012
DD 2: EA 8/16/13
BS: 26
WH: 25
1 young daughter.
Terribly disgusted. He refuses to give up his "friend". Headed towards D.

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Default  Posted: 2:13 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)

Great job, mixed!


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Default  Posted: 2:04 PM, September 12th (Thursday)

Great job, everyone!

I'm -1.2 for the week, so I can keep the Copper coin without any guilt.


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DS - 31 - Yikes!


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Default  Posted: 2:23 PM, September 12th (Thursday)


You can call me NIK

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Default  Posted: 3:30 PM, September 15th (Sunday)

I stayed the same this week. I'm drinking plenty of water and eating well. I've been a slacker on exercising.

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Default  Posted: 10:18 PM, September 15th (Sunday)

Keep up the good work everyone!

Down 1 pound at weigh in this week.


BH: 47
fWW: 46
Beautiful 9 year old daughter
Married 23 years, Together 29 - High School Sweethearts
Reconciling

Save yourself. I've taken off my cape, and the only thing the S on my chest stands for is SURVIVNG this.


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Default  Posted: 9:56 AM, September 16th (Monday)

I gained .4 lb which is 6.4 oz's.

I feel like a newborn!

So in essence, I stayed the same.


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DS - 31 - Yikes!


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Default  Posted: 10:35 AM, September 16th (Monday)

I haven't checked in in a while. I've been struggling with exercising. I've been sporadic and not consistent with it. I've been pretty busy with work and mainly just depressed so I'm having a hard time getting motivated I guess. Weight/body fat wise I haven't really changed much because I've been sticking with my diet for the most part. Not exercising means I'm not building muscle so no weight gain.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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little turtle
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Default  Posted: 12:28 PM, September 19th (Thursday)

Hi guys. I haven't been checking in... not much to report. Glad to see you guys are doing well and continuing to lose!!!!

I bought a new digital scale. No more leaning to adjust my weight! While I don't like the number on the scale, I like being able to look down and see a set number.

It's less than 10 months until my wedding. Maybe I'll be able to stay on track with that for motivation! My mom is also trying to lose weight. We made an agreement last night to check in with each other each week with our progress (we bowl every Wednesday). Of course I want to tell her that I'm losing, so that's some more motivation for me!!

I need to get back into zumba. I've been slacking on going since July. Part of it is that my favorite instructor hasn't been teaching as much and part of it is that I'm disappointed in my lack of results when I was going frequently. I need to go occasionally, at least!

I should start measuring myself again too. Thanks for the reminder, mixed.

[This message edited by little turtle at 12:37 PM, September 23rd (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 12:37 PM, September 23rd (Monday)

I've lost .4 since my weigh-in last week. Yay! I knew I'd love this digital scale.


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Default  Posted: 11:15 AM, September 27th (Friday)

I gained a 1 lb. Still 7 lbs from my goal. I stopped exercising. I need a swift kick to start up again.

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Default  Posted: 11:19 AM, September 29th (Sunday)

Jo2love, those last few pounds are always the hardest. Getting back to the exercising may help you knock off what's left. Make it a priority in your day to exercise. Schedule the time into your day, just like it's a doctor's appointment that can't be broken. I know I feel so much better when I exercise.

Speaking of which. I haven't been exercising much. Just a walk here and there. I've been pretty busy at work and since my job is pretty physical it's not like I'm not exercising at all. I'm not making any strength gains but I've been maintaining my body fat %. I'm at 6.5%. I'd like to be a little bit lower but I'm not complaining.

After Halloween, when work starts to slow down, I'm going to kick my exercising into high gear and workout hard all winter. I guess I'm giving myself permission to cruise on the exercise part of things for a little bit. I'm still really watching what I eat though.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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Default  Posted: 10:55 AM, September 30th (Monday)

Thank you, Myname. I think I'm going to set a daily alarm on my phone and name it exercise.

Your job has like a super mega workout.


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Default  Posted: 1:52 PM, October 6th (Sunday)

I guess I'm just maintaining. Not a bad thing.

How did you do this week Jo2Love?


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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Default  Posted: 4:25 PM, October 13th (Sunday)

Hi, Myname. How was your week?

I've been on a honey crisp apple kick lately. I can't get enough. Which is way better than eating chips. I started exercising again. I'm back on track.


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Default  Posted: 4:55 PM, October 13th (Sunday)

Good to hear Jo2love. I was thinking about you this week and was hoping to hear you got back to the exercising.

I think I'm having an unofficial cheat day today. Although a cheat day for me means trail mix, peanuts, and a lean pocket. Not exactly a cheat day but I'll just tell myself that.

Body fat % under 6% this morning. I've been working a lot the last few weeks so I'm sure that's helping me out considering I haven't been exercising.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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Default  Posted: 5:01 PM, October 13th (Sunday)

That's terrific!!
My treat days usually involve chocolate. Yours sound much healthier.

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Default  Posted: 5:29 PM, October 13th (Sunday)

The last time I had chocolate was July 4th weekend and SO was visiting. The sugar hit me and I went on a 25 minute comedy routine that involved several different "characters". SO ended up hurting her back she was laughing so hard. I try and stay clear of chocolate and any other sugar for the most part. It makes me crazy.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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Default  Posted: 5:34 PM, October 13th (Sunday)


At least you made SO laugh.

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Default  Posted: 12:26 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

I'm starting to get back on track! I did a Zumba class and a new overall fitness class on Friday morning and this morning. Burned 1000+ calories both days.

Hopefully, I can continue to make healthier food choices. I'm thinking about going a week without pop/soda to see how that goes. Usually, I can't go more than a day or two... I'm addicted. I'll need to find a healthy replacement drink.


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Default  Posted: 12:34 PM, October 15th (Tuesday)

Hi all - I'm new to this forum - I just started Shaun T's Focus T25 - I don't really want to lose much weight but I want to tone the *ahem* flabbier sections of my body and keep my weight in check.


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3 awesome and beautiful children
OC discovered on Dday - born in 2005
D-Day Summer 2013

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Default  Posted: 6:14 PM, October 20th (Sunday)

Little turtle have you tried any of those flavored sparkling waters? I don't drink soda ever so that's what I drink instead. No sugar, no caffeine, and no calories. I have a pet peeve about drinking my calories. I'd much rather eat my calories.

Welcome stronger.

So this week I got my body fat % down to below 5.5%. I've been trying to get back to that for probably 6 months now. The last month and a half I cut back on my calories and really focused on my diet and have been steadily loosing body fat. I was at 7% 5 weeks ago.

I'm still off my the exercising thing but I have been working a lot this past week. As long as work is slowed up some I'm going to start back up with my workouts November 1st.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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embee
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Default  Posted: 7:33 AM, October 25th (Friday)

Hey, another thread I can relate to! I am in Weight Watchers since Jan. and have been struggling to get to my 25lb milestone. Been on the verge for what feels like months. I have a lot more to go after that, so I'm anxious to continue my journey. But there always seems to be a setback.

Unfortunately, with D-day happening two days ago, now all I can think about is comfort-eating. I don't even want to think about how many points I ate yesterday. I have no idea how to stay on track. I'm just too distracted and upset, and I'm already planning on skipping my weigh-in and meeting next week because I can't face up to it. I know that's a terrible idea, but I just can't imagine walking in there.


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Default  Posted: 6:57 PM, October 28th (Monday)

(((embee)))

Welcome to the Healthy You thread.

I'm down 1 lb. I still have zero motivation to exercise.


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Default  Posted: 7:28 PM, October 28th (Monday)

I have been MIA for all of October, I think. It's been a hectic month. I was in not 1 but 2 car wrecks (the 2nd one was in the rental I had while my car was being fixed) , had several interviews and then started my new job a week ago today.

Considering how stressful it got there for a while, I haven't done as badly as I expected to. There's been no weight gain, and possibly a slight loss, which is a really good thing. But I haven't exercised either, and I need to get back on track with that.

It looks like there's a walking path near the office building where my new job is. Now that the weather is getting nicer here, I may start walking at lunch.

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Default  Posted: 7:36 PM, October 28th (Monday)

(((inconnu)))

I'm glad you are ok. That had to be scary.


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Default  Posted: 7:51 PM, October 28th (Monday)

I wasn't hurt. One of my sons was with me for the 2nd wreck. He wasn't hurt either. That's all that matters.

Oh, and btw, a VW beetle can take out a Dodge Ram pickup. The pickup turned left in front of me, failing to properly yield, and I pretty much t-boned it in the passenger door. The pickup rolled. The Beetle took the impact, went crunch in the front, and stopped right on the spot.


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Default  Posted: 8:28 PM, October 28th (Monday)

I went to visit SO this past weekend which usually means that my diet gets all screwed up but not this time. I stayed with in my diet. I haven't hopped on the scale or checked body fat % but I think I'm good.

I was planning on starting my exercising again November 1st but it looks like I'm going to be busy at work for the next few weeks. I may be firing my employee so that means it will be all Myname doing the work. So there will be plenty of exercise.

ETA: Welcome Embee.

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Default  Posted: 10:01 AM, October 30th (Wednesday)

Welcome, embee! If it helps, PM me anytime, as I’m on WW too! I’d be happy to commiserate with you or kick you in the arse – just ask!

Life seems to have temporarily gotten in my way – missed two WW meetings and was up 2.4 at Sunday’s weigh-in. TOTALLY expected, given the stress I’ve been under lately. Well, that and the corned beef hash ‘n eggs and salted peanuts I had on Saturday. Salt is a killer, folks! So, back on track it is! I also didn’t track at all those two weeks – very bad, very bad. I’d eat food and say “Well, I “think” that’s 3 points” – nope, that’s not following the program!

The Y keeps messing with our class schedule and it’s been tough to get on track there. Things seemed to have settled and it looks like my classes will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as Sunday afternoons. ‘cha, right – Sunday afternoons – for The Commish…if I make 3 until the end of football season, I’ll be shocked. I’ll have to get something in on Saturdays then when the Badgers don’t play.

Can you tell where my REAL priorities are?

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Default  Posted: 10:12 AM, October 30th (Wednesday)

Hey AJ...

I just joined WW's this past Thursday to get these last 11 lbs off. I'm down 4 solid pounds as of today

I'm only doing the on-line version but I'm tracking every single thing, including allocating my points in the morning for my wine in the evening

I'm motivated!!


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Default  Posted: 10:31 AM, October 30th (Wednesday)

hey guys. Checking in. I started Atkins again - day 9 of induction and I'm down 6 lbs. I'm happy.


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Default  Posted: 10:44 AM, October 30th (Wednesday)

I'm tracking every single thing, including allocating my points in the morning for my wine in the evening

That's my girl!


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Default  Posted: 10:45 AM, October 30th (Wednesday)

I knew I'd do you justice!


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Default  Posted: 10:49 AM, October 30th (Wednesday)

You know it's kind of bad when you can't remember your WW user ID.

Said a friend.


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Default  Posted: 10:52 AM, October 30th (Wednesday)

Thank goodness for that Forgot Username feature

I haven't gone for my morning power walk for almost two weeks. I don't know why I suddenly stopped when I've been doing it for months now

It's so dark in the mornings, so I'll wait until the time change this weekend and start back up


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Default  Posted: 11:22 AM, November 4th (Monday)

Well, I had a nice rebound loss this week - down 3.6 pounds from my last weigh-in. I really stuck to plan, tracked EVERYTHING (the good, the bad and the very ugly) and I'm pleased, especially seeing my church had their annual international missions festival and I ate really naught food twice last week.

I’m hurting like a you-know-what this morning. Did Body Attack and Body Pump right after yesterday and I think it was a wee bit much one right after the other. I haven’t taken BP since February and take BA three times a week, so I thought it would be a snap.

It wasn't.

Good Golly, Miss Molly – even my fingernails hurt!

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Default  Posted: 11:05 AM, November 5th (Tuesday)

AJ...I'm glad your weigh in was a good one, that's always encouraging!!!

Do you weigh yourself every day? I do but my official weigh in is on Thursdays. As of right now, I'm down 6.5 pounds since Oct 25th...I figure that's a good steady loss...not too fast and not too slow. That leaves me with 5 pounds left.

I feel much more in control of making good decisions and also being able to splurge now and then


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Default  Posted: 8:26 AM, November 6th (Wednesday)

Okay...so the splurging on two KitKat's yesterday did me no favors


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Default  Posted: 8:46 AM, November 6th (Wednesday)

I don't weigh myself everyday. It's counterproductive for me as I then obsess about it. With me I either reduce my eating (never smart) or I say "F-it" and binge.

I just cross my fingers every time I walk into our meeting. I do weigh in on the same scale and wear the same clothes though, which makes the WW leaders ...oh well, it works for me!

At my doctor's they always subtract 2 pounds for clothes - not the case there.


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Default  Posted: 3:16 PM, November 8th (Friday)

I think I joined this club at the beginning of this year, but fell off the wagon really quickly, and just didnt' give-a-shit.

Last week my DD and I joined the online WW's. I HATE counting anything (unless it's M&M's ).

She is my motivator, and motivation.

My weigh-in day is Wed, and I lost 3!!

I am tracking everything! And found it's actually kind of fun.

I have been circuit training for 8 yrs so the exercise is not the same as if I just started. Altho I have added MORE cardio LOVE those extra point days!!

So hopefully you all will let me back in?????


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Default  Posted: 6:02 PM, November 8th (Friday)

That's great, still2suspicious!

I weigh in on Sundays. I am eating healthy about 95% of the time. I still have no desire to exercise. I just can't find the motivation. Aggghh.


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Default  Posted: 9:12 AM, November 9th (Saturday)

woot! I'm down a few pounds. I don't remember, and I'm too lazy this morning to go find it, what my weight was the last time I posted it here. But I'm under 150 lbs this morning. Just barely, 149.6 lbs, but I'm good with that. I'd much rather see slow downward movement on the scale than the upward trend I've been having.

Apparently it makes a huge difference that I can't eat at my desk at my new job. And, I also have farther to walk to get to the office. Last job, I parked pretty much right outside the front door. This job, I'm parking on the 1st level in the garage, and the office is on the 6th floor. The walkway is on the 3rd floor, so I've been taking the stairs to and from that, then walking to the building, then taking the elevator the rest of the way.

There's a gym I can use for free in the building, and a walking path that leads off somewhere. I haven't explored either of those yet. My boss works out during lunch, and he goes to lunch the same time I do. I'm not too comfortable with the idea of working out in front of him, but eventually I think I'll see how crowded the gym is after work. As soon as I figure out some more portable lunches, I want to see where the walking path goes.


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Default  Posted: 2:46 PM, November 13th (Wednesday)

YEAH for S2S!! **clapping for myself**

I am down 2.5 for this last week. 5.5 for 2 weeks is so great for me. DD is also down 5!

I'm grudgingly getting the hang of tracking. Love the scanner app!

This week my goal is to start using up all the exercise points I get. Still ramping up the cardio too. It seemed counterp-productive to ADD pts every day, but I can now have chocolate!!


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Default  Posted: 7:59 AM, November 17th (Sunday)

I only lost about 1/2 lb this week but it means I'm still under 150 so again, I'm good with that.

it's amazing what not being able to snack at my desk does.


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Default  Posted: 11:10 AM, November 18th (Monday)

Ooops...forgot to update for a bit here.

Two weeks ago, I went up .4 but ended up losing 1.6 at this week's weigh-in, so I'm back to happy.

We did the very interesting Thanksgiving Day exercise of what you plan to eat that day in our meeting Sunday. A true eye-opener!

Let's just say, I'll use all of that day's points and most of my extras for the week given my plans with friends.

But I'm not going to obsess...it's one day in the whole year. That said, the holidays are always challenging for me with parties and such. I'm really going to try hard not to overdo things!


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Default  Posted: 10:04 AM, November 21st (Thursday)

Can I join too? I got a fitbit for our anniversary (July 16), and started walking a LOT and taking stairs. A week later, I started Zumba. I'm now 25 pounds lighter, and down 2 sizes. I count calories. I'm 1/4 of the way to my goal weight.

Last Friday I tried out a bootcamp workout class. My abs are still feeling it.


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Default  Posted: 10:58 AM, November 21st (Thursday)

Hi Weatherly!

Great job...that's awesome!! I'm sure you feel really good too

I weighed in this morning and I'm done 8lbs...4 more to go


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Default  Posted: 6:50 PM, November 21st (Thursday)

Are new people welcome? @ my DD I was probably @ my best weight ~130 lbs & very quickly dropped 20 lbs. My WH & I are trying to R but I have been diagnosed with Cushing's syndrome & have gained lots of weight in the past 6-9 months:( I now weigh what I did when I was 9 months pregnant ~ 160 lbs:( Help?? Jamie


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Default  Posted: 3:23 PM, November 22nd (Friday)

Hi Jamie...

Of course you're welcome to join us!!


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Default  Posted: 9:09 AM, November 25th (Monday)

Went down just a wee bit - .2 last week, but it's a loss and I'll take it.

I'm really hoping this week isn't a program blower. I'm trying to think ahead as to how to enjoy the holiday and not derail my goal. I'm *thisclose* to setting a pretty big milestone.

We did an exercise in WW last week which had us take what we thought we might eat for Thanksgiving and total the points up. If I stick with what I thought I'd eat, I'll use up the entire day's points just on food. But then there's the wine...

Still, I've vowed to really watch portions and snacking and to enjoy myself without beating myself up at the end of the day. So not worth that.

Fortunately, where I'm headed there will be no appetizers (thank you, early starting football games) and that will really help as I'm a bit of a nosher.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


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Default  Posted: 9:18 PM, November 27th (Wednesday)

Decided to chime in here, because there's no such thing as too much support in this life.

JM and I began a weight loss program last week. It's a clinic with nutritional counseling, lab work, optional injections (B vitamins, and some fat burning amino acids or something.) and phentermine. We also bought an elliptical trainer for the house.

We are both at very close to our heaviest weights. Both at high risk for type 2 diabetes. So we started this program. His goal is to lose 49 lbs. I need to lose at least 65.

Weigh in was Monday. He went before I did and texted that he had lost 9.2 lbs. I was freaking out and worried that I would not have lost anything, but when I went, I lost 5 lbs. It's very exciting and motivating to see the results.

The nutritional plan is low carb and high protein as much as possible. Not really as drastic as Atkins, so I'm more likely to stick with it than Atkins.

So, that's my weight story. Look forward to hanging out here with y'all.


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Default  Posted: 11:50 AM, December 2nd (Monday)

Welcome, HFSSC and JM!!!

Way to go on your losses!


Well, despite strapping on the food trough on Thanksgiving and drinking like a sailor Wednesday night and throughout Thursday, I still managed to lose 1.8 pounds.

My WW point total for Thursday? 51. I'm allowed 26/day.

I would so have been happy with staying even or, as I had given myself, a one pound gain.

Super happy! Thank you, Body Attack!!!

Just .4 to go for a - 60 pound loss since 9/2/12. No medal at WW for that number, but it's well on my way. New bling arrives at - 75.


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Default  Posted: 11:57 AM, December 2nd (Monday)

Wow, aj's! That is awesome.

Weigh in today: no weight loss but no gain and my body fat % dropped. That always happens with me when I start an exercise program so not too upset. JM will weigh I later this afternoon.

JM lost 3 1/2 lbs. men make me sick... So easy for them to lose weight.

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Well if you didn't lose any weight but your body fat dropped you should be thrilled, That must mean you added some lean muscle, which is better than losing weight in the long run.

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Default  Posted: 4:37 PM, December 4th (Wednesday)

Oops. forgot to check in the last few weeks! But I didn't lose so nothing to report, altho I didn't gain either!

This morning I was down another 1.5. Total of 7, on WW.

My daughter and I have a goal of 10 before Xmas vacation. She's at 9-1/2! But, hey, she IS way younger than me!

I have been lifting weights for 8 yrs so can't do much heavier weights than I have been, BUT I did up my cardio this week .

The GREAT news is today my doc told me if I get my BP down to 110 for a month I can go off the meds!! YEAH!! So cardio, here I come!!!!

A few more pounds and I get to go down a size in my jeans! (which, of course, I already have in my closet )


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I appologize if this has been asked/discussed earlier in this thread. I have done P90x and enjoyed the workouts. But, I have not been able tonget past the 2-3 week mark. I have a work week the fluctuates and I am wanting a workout that is 3-4 days a week; where I can shift around my rest days. I have been looking at kettlebells and tbought that might be a good option. Any suggestions?


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Default  Posted: 7:40 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)

I'm up 2 lbs. The brightside is that I started exercising today.

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Default  Posted: 8:00 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)

Weighed in yesterday. I'm down another 1.4 lbs. Total of 6.4 down in 3 weeks. JM, of course, lost another 5.

My body fat% dropped from 48.5 to 47.1.


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Lost 3 lbs this week!! That's 9.2 down since I started 4 weeks ago. 1" off my waistline.

I'm so charged up now!


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Default  Posted: 7:23 AM, December 19th (Thursday)

I want to join you all too....

I joined a local weight loss/management group but I'm the youngest one there and not feeling any motivation from that group. I'll stick with it though because maybe the weekly weigh-in will motivate me. I want to get back to my "young self" weight and looks. I think I've let myself go a bit. Try to re-invent myself (for lack of better words) and feel better about myself.

Tonight is weigh-in night (officially) but I still can't stay off the scale each day at home (not that it does any good because I.LOVE.FOOD). I dropped a good chunk of weight right after d-day but I've gotten it all back

My goal is 50 pounds. Help me do this!
p.s. I hate exercise but will try ( a little) and it is way too icy to be walking outside here.


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Default  Posted: 7:23 AM, December 23rd (Monday)

Where is everyone? Don't wait till the new year....get back on here and get moving!

I have even more motivation now....(I'll post on general as to why)...


I'm down 1.5 pounds from last check in.
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Sad in Arizona just mentioned a 15-minute workout series from Women's Health. I tried a set today and it had me sweating buckets. Google it, you can find tons of stuff online.

I do yoga sporadically and plan to incorporate it with these sets -- it just uses your body weight for resistance.

I couldn't do a few of them due to neck/shoulder issues, but I can pick and choose the ones that work for me.

Pushups are my nemesis.

I'm going to be hurting tomorrow. In a good way!


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Default  Posted: 11:17 AM, December 29th (Sunday)

Somehow I've managed to not gain any weight during the holidays. I really think it has a lot to do with that I'm not able to eat at my work station at this job. So even with all the goodies being delivered from clients, I didn't do the all day grazing thing. Go, me!

Through groupon, I discovered there is a new yoga/pilates/exercise studio near me that actually offers classes I'm interested in after work. So I bought the groupon (unlimited classes for 1 month) and will be checking them out in January.

I've got 3 months until I hit the big 5-0. So my goal is to be fit and fabulous at 50.


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Default  Posted: 12:17 PM, December 29th (Sunday)

That's awesome! Go you!

I managed to avoid much of it as well, since I don't really like baked goods anyway (people couldn't believe I was actually refusing homemade shortbread from our resident Scot...), but wine and dark chocolate, that's another story.

Since I can't drink on the job, that's a good thing.

Expect that class to be packed to the rafters, it'll be January after all. I plan on staying motivated to do it at home where there's lots of space and nobody sweating on me.

If I can master a full plank for more than 10 seconds, I'll be celebrating.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 12:17 PM, December 29th (Sunday)]


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Default  Posted: 7:37 AM, December 31st (Tuesday)

Since I first posted here last year, the weight I have lost and kept off is 23 lbs. My goal for the new year is to start exercising again (I need a swift kick to get motivated) and lose the last 8-15 lbs.

Happy (early) New Year!


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Default  Posted: 4:09 PM, January 2nd (Thursday)

I am happy to report that DD and I DID NOT gain one ounce on our Xmas cruise!!!

We did an excursion every day, and I worked out in the spa both days at sea. And we only ate our regular meals.

Since we were going away for the holiday any cookies I made were brought to work BEFORE we left, so the house was empty when we got back.

We have both been stuck, tho, for a few weeks, so we recommitted today!!

Faithfool, I received a fb thing for the plank. 30 days! You start out at only 20 seconds (ONLY!) and, should, at the 30 day mark be able to hold it for 4 minutes!! Altho I already hold for 1-1/2 min, I will still use the increments and see how far I get in a month.

PM me if you would like the link.


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Default  Posted: 11:34 AM, January 3rd (Friday)

Awesome job, still!

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Default  Posted: 11:51 AM, January 3rd (Friday)

Hello all. First post here. I have really let myself go the last year or so. I need to lose at least 50lbs. Hoping to get a lot of that chunked away this year. I've already started changing some of my bad nutritional habits, and am starting to ease my way into my exercise plan.

Here goes!


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Default  Posted: 12:00 PM, January 3rd (Friday)

Welcome, Losfer!


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Default  Posted: 2:41 PM, January 7th (Tuesday)

Yikes...haven't poster in a bit...

I gave myself a 5 pound window during the holidays so that I wouldn't stress myself out. All told, I ended up gaining 1.6 pounds through the Christmas rush then lost 3 between Christmas and New Year's thanks to an awful cold/sinus bug.

The crud has kept me from the Y, though I did go on Sunday and pert near died. Was going to go today but we're at ridiculous sub zero wind chills and thought twice about walking out with a sweaty body into a freezing car. Will attempt again on Thursday when it's going to be a balmy 20 degrees.

The Y has also changed the entire class schedule so I have to revisit when I'll be able to go to catch the classes I like. Right now, it's looking like a lot of spin in my future, which is OK, but not what I enjoy.

Happy New Year, everyone!


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Default  Posted: 12:47 PM, January 11th (Saturday)

I bought a treadmill! And I have committed in 2014 to walk at least 30 minutes 5 times a week. I also setup the treadmill in my office instead of the basement so I have to look at it every single day. It was delivered yesterday and I walk both yesterday and today.

I really need to exercise to increase my HDL (good cholesterol) because my Dr and I have reached the limit of what meds can do and it is still only 26. It started at 17 so the increase is great, but it really needs to be at 40 at a minimum.

In 2013 I started to walk during lunch when 1) I was in the office (which is most days); 2) the weather was nice (most days in spring and fall, not so much in summer and winter); and 3) I had time (about 50/50). I am happy about that, but it still is not enough. In a good week I walked 2-3 days. In a bad week I walked 0. And December was all bad so I walked 0 the entire month.

I am focusing on exercise and not weight loss, but I do also need to lose weight. I just HATE "dieting" and tracking my food. I get way to obsessed with it to the point where all I do is think about food -- what I ate, what I didn't eat, what I will eat in the future,... ugh. Instead I try to increase my consumption of fruits and veggies and limit junk food and fried food.

I wish everyone a healthy 2014!


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So shake him off
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Default  Posted: 7:43 PM, January 12th (Sunday)

I forgot to do my Sunday weigh-in this morning. I did, however, stock up on tons of fresh produce yesterday, and I spent some time this evening dicing and chopping so I can take healthy snacks and lunches to work this week.

I also got the chain cleaner I ordered last week, so I can clean the chain on my bicycle. I still need to do it, but at least I have what I need now.

I'm going to try to get to some exercise classes a couple of nights after work this week. There's a stretching one I want to try, plus a yoga class. And since I'm posting about them, that means I have to go, right?

y'all have a happy, healthy week!


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Default  Posted: 1:44 PM, January 13th (Monday)

You may be seeing me in here more...

Lost about 50 lbs in about 12 weeks after D-Day on a very strict medically supervised low calorie, low carb, high protein diet. I followed it perfectly - never cheated once - but if I'm honest, I really did it as a fuck you to my ex, who didn't think I had what it took to be disciplined to lose weight. Once I started eating normally again - and started to not care what my ex thought of me - the weight started to creep back.

I've been through dieting phases since then but never really stuck with it for more than a few weeks at a time. I finally think I am ready to do it for me and nobody else.

I have started back on a low carb diet and switched gyms. I didn't really like the gym I belonged to and I would find excuses to not go. I have been to my new gym every day since I joined last week.

So I am feeling good about this right now and I'm trying to do ut the right way and not just find a quick fix.


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And suddenly I see...what I lost ain't no loss.
-Richie Kotzen, "What I Lost"


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Default  Posted: 2:53 PM, January 13th (Monday)

Down 1.8 at weigh-in yesterday.

With the New Year, WW launched a new twist to their Points Plus program (they do this every year) to help jump start new members so the bulk of our discussion this week was on that. It’s basically a two-week menu plan consisting of high doses of what they call their “Power Foods” – heavy on lean proteins, whole grains, veggies, fruit and fat-free dairy. Two of the new folks did this and they both reported 5+ pound losses over the two weeks. I’m just going to stick with my points program, especially seeing as I’ll be visiting AJ this weekend through Tuesday and have no idea what’s in store for me food wise. Something tells me high doses of healthy food will not be the offerings.

With the change to my Y schedule, it was looking like a lot of spin to replace the classes that have been changed, and although I love it for the intensity, it is hell on my bad foot (and frankly my arse) plus I don’t want to spend the money on cycling shoes for a class I only take occasionally. With that, I think I'll meet with my trainer to see what she recommends.

I’m going to try Turbo Kick and Body Pump tonight and see how that goes. I took kick boxing years ago and liked it, and have taken Body Pump a handful of times the past few months so we'll see how this combo goes.

Have a great week everyone! I’ll update again on the 26th.


[This message edited by ajsmom at 2:57 PM, January 13th (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 4:17 PM, January 13th (Monday)

I'm making sure this year is a different one for me. This means I'm actually going to do for me now.

Maybe the biggest weight I'm losing is the stress from my WBF's actions. I decided not to carry them around with me any more.

Soooo now one of my first steps is eating right and working out. This is day 6. It's getting easier. It helps to be around other people who are trying to accomplish this too... so I just wanted to say Hi


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Default  Posted: 11:57 AM, January 16th (Thursday)

Ugh! Not only has the number on the scale jumped higher, but my pants are feeling tighter. All this sitting at the new job is catching up with me. It's time to get my ass moving.


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Default  Posted: 12:02 PM, January 16th (Thursday)

With the holidays and new year craziness, I haven't updated in a while. I'm continuing to lose, slowly/steadily. We go tomorrow to check in and get weighed/measured/etc.

Clothes feel better. I feel better.


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Default  Posted: 6:35 PM, January 16th (Thursday)

it's not much, but it's better than nothing - I used the stairs at work 3 times today. I forgot going down to lunch. Anyway, I work on the 6th floor so I got 2 sets going up and 1 coming down today. Going up is harder, and going up the 2nd time was not one of my finer moments.

During lunch, I called to set up my 1st class using the groupon I bought. It's a new, small exercise studio close to where I live that offers evening classes. I talked to the owner today, and she says the Friday evening classes don't have many participants so it'll most likely just be me. I think I'll be getting my money's worth with this groupon, since I'll be essentially getting a private hour session with a trainer.


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Default  Posted: 10:58 AM, January 17th (Friday)

I am down 8 pounds this week, my first full week exercising and eating low carb.

I have been to the gym EVERY DAY for 45 minutes. I alternate days between moderate paced cardio and light cardio right now, just to get my body adjusted to new activity levels.

I didn't really count calories, just made low carb and low sugar choices. I am going to start counting calories again through MyFitnessPal next week.

[This message edited by Whalers11 at 1:18 PM, January 17th (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 12:59 PM, January 17th (Friday)

I made my goal of walking 5 times this past week. It was tough to get motivated some days, but I so want to keep my goal and it is a reasonable goal, so no more excuses. Sunday I was full of excuses and did not walk, and then wished I had for the rest of the week so I would have more flexibility. No more excuses!


And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off
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Default  Posted: 3:18 PM, January 19th (Sunday)

No weight change here. I need to find my motivation to exercise.

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Default  Posted: 7:11 PM, January 19th (Sunday)

I used my groupon and went to a strength and flexibility class Friday after work. It was a good way to assess where I'm at now. It's not great, but it's not as bad as I thought it might be. And I liked the class. It's yoga based, with some strength training added in. The instructor made sure to let me know how to modify the exercises, for the ones I'm not able to do, yet.

Just signed up for my 2nd class, for tomorrow morning, since I have the day off from work.


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Default  Posted: 1:23 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

Well, last Friday I was down almost 13 lbs. Today, another 2.1 lbs. So I am down 15 lbs since November 19th! BMI has gone from 37.1 to 34.6.


Me, 49
Him, 41 (JMSSC)
married 19 years. In R. We are making it. The past does not define who we are today.

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Default  Posted: 5:21 PM, January 23rd (Thursday)

Hello, I going to join this thread for a bit of support. I'm looking forward to getting to know those of you on here. I've made the decision to get back to a healthy weight. The only weight loss plan I've ever used is WW. When I'm on program I'm successful. After dday I lost 16 in 3 weeks.

Since then I've let my weight creep back up. After another disappointing number on the scale I knew I had to get back on track. I'm happy to report in the last 2 weeks I'm down 5.5 lbs!!! I also decided to make an effort to get back to the gym. I didn't start until Monday and if I go every day through the 31st I'll get my ins discount. So far I've either walked, cycled or elliptical for a total of 20 miles!


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Dday - Blindsided July 2012
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Default  Posted: 4:46 PM, January 26th (Sunday)

Welcome Elaine! Good luck with your weight loss.

I did not walk most of last week. I was frustrated with teh speaker on my laptop (I was using my laptop to listen to music) AND commercials (streaming radio for variety) AND some songs that I felt could not end soon enough. I realized that listening to music while I walk only works for very short time frames before I want to stop and then the walking becomes a chore. I also tried to read while I walked, but that did not work.
So I ordered some laptop speakers from Amazon and downloaded a Stephen King audio book (found a site with great prices btw -- $8 rather than $25-30). and it worked!! Yesterday I walked for almost an hour while listening to the preface and chapter 1. Today I walked for 30 minutes while listening to most of chapter 2. I have made a rule that I cannot listen to the audio book unless I am walking on the treadmill. I can envisions myself walking for 16 hours strait once I get the the climax of the story!


And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off
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Default  Posted: 8:54 AM, January 27th (Monday)

Went through my mini-vacay with the boy and my birthday week up 2.4 pounds. Which I considered a BIG victory!

Back on the horse(s) this week - regular Y schedule (provided the Polar Vortex doesn't play havoc with their schedules) and counting points.

Have a great week everyone!


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Default  Posted: 11:58 AM, January 27th (Monday)

Hi Dreamboat thanks for the welcome. Finding the right distraction does help to get through exercising. Just working up the nerve to go to the gym, bitter cold temps here in the mid west.


Me- 55
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Dday - Blindsided July 2012
Married 35 years
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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, January 27th (Monday)

Hi all! I'm new to this thread. I decided in October that I wanted to feel better about myself. I set a goal to lose 50 pounds and I'm down 23 so far. Almost halfway there and it had made me feel good about myself again.

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Default  Posted: 8:24 PM, January 27th (Monday)

Having some success with my new Wine Rule. I'm only allowed to have wine in the house on a day with an "F" in it.

Lunch or dinner out with friends is fair game since it's usually on a weekend anyhow.

I put two words into my phone that pop up every day at 4:00 pm after work: TAKE CONTROL.

That has helped motivate me to bypass the wine store on the way home.

I've pretty much eliminated dairy from my grocery list and am making my own nut milk for tea (it's TOO EASY).

Eating clean and veggie most days, whole grains, hummus, eggs and salads.

Now that it's getting light out after work I get off the bus a few stops earlier and walk up a street with a wicked hill which gets my heart rate up like nobody's business. From there it's a pleasant 20 minute hike home.

Since I don't own a car and live on a small mountain, grocery or wine store stops involve another hike down and up yet another wicked hill, with a full backpack on the way home.

That's my gym.

Also started back with a pretty strenuous yoga set every other day.

All good.

Keep up the great work everybody!

[This message edited by FaithFool at 8:26 PM, January 27th (Monday)]


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Default  Posted: 8:27 PM, January 27th (Monday)

Hi Cornpop welcome. I'm new to this board also. Congratulations on you success! Nice job!

hi ajsmom I'm also counting points and dealing with the polar vortex! Can't wait for spring.


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Dday - Blindsided July 2012
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Default  Posted: 8:25 PM, January 28th (Tuesday)

I was going to do a cardio piloxing class last night, but the instructor had to cancel. I can't remember what's on the schedule for tomorrow night, but I'm going to do my best not to wimp out and skip the class. I may miss it anyway, depending on traffic on the way home from work. They practically shut the city down today, so tomorrow traffic will be nuts, to make up for my much shorter than normal commute times today.


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Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
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Default  Posted: 1:51 AM, January 30th (Thursday)

Thank you for the warm welcome Elaine2012.

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Default  Posted: 2:01 PM, January 30th (Thursday)

Piloxing? Que?? Let me guess: pilates+kickboxing?

So I just fired up Fitday again after many years away. It's a fabulous tool for tracking intake and exercise.

At my age I'm apparently supposed to be tapering down to about 2000 calories a day. I'm way over that for my activity level, so that explains a lot.

Even with cutting way back on alcohol, it's going to take some scrutiny and swapping out things on my food list, plus bumping up the burn factor, to make anything move here.

Challenging.

But I'm sick today so I'm going to get well first, then it will be biking season again.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 2:07 PM, January 30th (Thursday)]


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Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Default  Posted: 12:26 PM, January 31st (Friday)

It would appear that I have had a 'whoosh' -- woke up two pounds lighter.

I'll take it.


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Default  Posted: 3:15 PM, January 31st (Friday)

That's awesome, Faith!!


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Default  Posted: 10:22 PM, January 31st (Friday)

I am SO excited! Went to weigh in today and lost 2.6 lbs from last week. Total of 18 lbs!!! It's the first time I have been below 200 in almost 2 years!!


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Default  Posted: 1:27 AM, February 1st (Saturday)

See? It does work, this behaviour modification thing. Yay us!


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20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Default  Posted: 4:11 PM, February 1st (Saturday)

One month into the new year, and down six pounds. Yay!!!

Great to see so many others having success as well. Cheers to us!


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Default  Posted: 4:44 PM, February 1st (Saturday)

I am 3 months post-partum and I have lost 30lbs doing my version of a low carb diet. I am also doing Taebo abs when the baby is asleep. I gained so much weight during my pregnancy. I went from 200lbs to 258lbs. Now I'm 228lbs and my goal is to be 150lbs at 5'7". WH keeps blaming his cheating on my weight gain. I just want to feel good and be healthy.


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WH - Him my JH sweetheart (34)
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Default  Posted: 7:00 PM, February 2nd (Sunday)

I have been eating my feelings the last 2 weeks. Gained 7lbs. I know better. I have all the tools to succeed. I just need to gather my strength for a battle I have tomorrow and get myself back to portion control.

[This message edited by SI Staff at 7:01 PM, February 2nd (Sunday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:50 PM, February 5th (Wednesday)

I am backsliding. Please kick my butt.


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Default  Posted: 4:26 PM, February 6th (Thursday)

I haven't posted on this for quite a while. I just COULD NOT get motivated. However, SO went to the Dr for the first time in 3 years right after Christmas. He has high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and borderline diabetes. They put him on BP and cholesterol meds and gave him 3 months to clean up his diet.

So together we have been on a low salt, low fat, low carb, low sugar diet. We have greatly increased our fruits and veggies and cut out nearly all sweets and high fat meats. We have taken a cautious approach to exercise, walking 30 minutes 3 to 4 times a week and trying to move more at home.

He has lost 17 lbs, and I have lost 10 lbs. I'm so happy! We both have a lot more to lose, but I feel like this is a good start. I need to include some weight lifting, but think I'll start low and work on reps.

NL


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Default  Posted: 4:40 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Listening to an audio book while on the treadmill is really working well for me! In the past 14 days I have walked 12 of them, sometimes for more than an hour. Making the rule that I can only listen to the book when I walk has lead to a couple of late night walk/listen fests

I am not sure if I have lost weight because I keep forgetting to weigh myself first thing in the morning. But my legs feel slimmer in my jeans. If I really wanted to lose weight then I would stop drinking (I type as I take a sip of my drink...) I obviously do not want to lose weight that badly

WH keeps blaming his cheating on my weight gain.

BrooklynLove, you know that is crap right? He is blameshifting, do not allow those ugly thoughts to enter you mind.

I have been eating my feelings the last 2 weeks.

(((jo2love))) HTH

I am backsliding. Please kick my butt.

JessicaFL127, consider you butt officially kicked! Now get out there and exercise!!


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So shake him off
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Default  Posted: 5:19 PM, February 7th (Friday)

I have not posted for weeks, as I am too embarrassed!

DD and I are still on WW. We did so well, even on our cruise. Since then?? Nada!! Both of us.

It hit me this morning that the reason I am probably not losing is I am taking steps to S/D my H. Although yesterday was actually the first time that I totally didn't care what I ate, I think the coritsol in my system is just f'ng me up!!

Oh well, at least I haven't gained any of the weight I lost, right?

And I ran my first complete mile today, at work-out! I HATE to run so this is BIG for me

I am cheering for all of you!


Me: BS
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Default  Posted: 5:31 PM, February 7th (Friday)

I came down with one of those drippy head colds so I didn't make it to Wednesday's class. I'm going back and forth between being stuff and drippy (still) today so I won't be making tonight's class either. SO and I walked for a while today though, so at least I moved some. I forgot to clip on my new tracker this morning, so I have no idea how far we walked.

ff, the piloxing class was really cool. It's boxing, pilates, and some dance mixed together. I am so not coordinated enough to manage all the moves, but I had a lot of fun.


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Default  Posted: 8:35 AM, February 9th (Sunday)

I hope you feel better, inconnu.

I lost 2 lbs. Still have another 15-17 to go.
I need a reminder to exercise.


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Default  Posted: 9:18 AM, February 10th (Monday)

Hey, y'all.

After the birthday trip to see the boy and that humiliating Super Bowl I had to suffer through, I'm down 2.2.

Like inconnu, I've been sick with my second round of a nasty sinus infection since January that had worked its way into my chest. This one put me on a cycle of the good old Z-Pack so I didn't work out at all last week. Breathing took precedence.

Went yesterday for the hour long Body Attack and got through about 3/4's of it before the lungs felt like they were going to explode. My next chance to take that is Thursday but I may take a spin class before that to get back into the groove.

Can't wait for winter to be done. I wanna ride my bike.


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Default  Posted: 7:57 PM, February 10th (Monday)

Can't wait for winter to be done. I wanna ride my bike.

Me, too. Apparently I've become rather spoiled by spring happening in February here, and this year we're actually having a winter. I know it's nothing like your winter, but it's still not bike riding weather yet, for me at least.

I'm still not feeling up to doing an exercise class so I skipped tonight's piloxing. Hopefully by Wednesday's cardio class that will change. Like ajsmom said, breathing takes precedence, though.


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Default  Posted: 5:37 PM, February 11th (Tuesday)

Thanks, Dreamboat. I've picked myself up and gotten back on track. If I use myfitnesspal app, it helps keep me in line. My biggest challenge will be to get out in the cold and hit the gym. Or at least get into the habit of working out daily at home. Or something. :/


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Default  Posted: 6:21 PM, February 16th (Sunday)

Finally, warmer weather here. I cleaned and lubed the chain on my bike this evening, and aired up the tires. I have tomorrow off from work because of Presidents' Day so I'm planning on going for a ride in the morning. It'll probably be a short one, since I haven't ridden in months, plus I still have lingering symptoms of that stupid cold. But it'll be nice to get back to some sort of exercise.

And if I survive the bike ride, I'm going to go to pilates class tomorrow night.

How's everyone else doing?


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Default  Posted: 6:23 AM, February 21st (Friday)

I started noticing that I was putting on weight a few months ago when my pants were getting super tight on me...

I don't usually own a scale.. I hate them... I've always been obsessed with the number it shows me... but I decided to buy one to see how much weight I've really gained....

I was NOT happy with the number it showed me... I had never been that weight b4 (only once when I was pregnant with my first) I thought, something has to be done....!!!

I friend of mine lost a lot of weight a few years ago bc she started counting calories... she hates working out, so it made sense to her and it worked...

I decided to give it a try (since I hate working out too) and I'm proud to say that I've lost a total of 12.6 lbs!! JUST counting calories actually works :) I know I should be including some sort of work out regimen into my schedule...... but I haven't found anything that I really like...

I still have about 10lbs b4 I reach my goal... but I know I can do it :)


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Default  Posted: 5:50 PM, February 21st (Friday)

At weigh-in this week I have lost 19.5 lbs since November 19th. I've lost (I think) 3" off my waist.

I have a pair of jeans that wouldn't go above my thighs. I can now get them all the way up but can't zip them yet.


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Default  Posted: 7:40 AM, February 22nd (Saturday)

I'm catching up on how everyone has been doing. Wow such good reports! I'm happy to report I'm down 2.5 this week for a total of 10.5 since Jan 10th. Really happy that tracking has paid off so well.

I've managed to get to the gym and earned a lot of activity points. I'm biking which has virtual routes to ride. I did 7.5 miles in 40 minutes some of the grades were 30%! I'm considering hiring a personal trainer. I need to look into this a bit more.

Now I have even more reason to get myself fit and in better shape. My DD#4 is going to be married on Jun 21, 2014!


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Default  Posted: 9:29 AM, February 22nd (Saturday)

How do you get over feeling disappointed when you step on the scale and what you see is not what you expected? Every time I haven't lost as much as I think I have I want to give up.

My dr and I made some drastic changes to my diet 3 1/2 months ago. I cut my calorie intake to 1400 or less/day and cut out almost all white flour, white rice, corn, sugar and white potatoes. At my 3 month check up, I'd lost 1 pound. To be at a healthy weight for my height, I need to lose 50. It just seems impossible.


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Default  Posted: 3:46 AM, February 23rd (Sunday)

musiclovingmom

Don't give up! you just have to find what works best for you..

Good luck! and I know you can do it...

((HUGS))


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Default  Posted: 11:01 AM, February 23rd (Sunday)

I am having major work done on my house so workers have been at my house most of the past 2 weeks. I just do nt feel comfortable walking on the treadmill when they are here and them being here makes me so anxious that I have not been able to force myself to walk in the evening, so I have really slacked off. One more week to go (hopefully only 3-4 days) and it is only painting (so not constant banging) so hopefully it will be less stressful.

Anyway, I walked for more than an hour yesterday and I am about to hop on the treadmill for 30 minutes before taking a shower then grocery shop and all my other "Sunday" chores.


musiclovingmom, have you added any exercise? Sometimes when you drastically cut calories the body tries to "hoard" weight by slowing the metabolism because it thinks you are entering a famine phase of "feast or famine" life. Adding exercise can kick up your metabolism, even just walking 30 minutes 3-5 times a week. Also, the body sometimes shuffles the weight around so you do not see weight loss but you do notice clothes being looser. Don;t get discouraged! Keep doing what you are doing and maybe add some walks into your routine.


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Default  Posted: 9:12 AM, February 24th (Monday)

I'm hoping that I've broken through my plateau - finally.

Lost -3.8 pounds last week, though I will admit it was one of the most stressful weeks I've had in a long time.

Certainly not the way to lose it, but I'll take it.

musiclovingmom - don't give up - it takes time for your body to recognize the changes in your diet. Make sure you are eating as many proteins as possible - they fill you up and keep you full. Balance is key - also drink as much water as you can tolerate. Watch sodium intake and make sure you are getting enough fruits and vegetables.

You can do this!!!


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Default  Posted: 6:38 AM, February 25th (Tuesday)

ajsmom ~ 3.8 lbs in a week? that's awesome!!

I lost 3.7 the first week.. but haven't come anywhere near that since then...

I lose anywhere from .5 lbs to 1.5 lbs a week... slowwwwww process


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Default  Posted: 1:16 AM, February 28th (Friday)

I've gained 10 pounds in 5 months. Ugh. It seems impossible to take the weight off now since I feel like I have to run home to hang out with WS. Anyone have luck with myfitnesspal?


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Default  Posted: 1:26 AM, February 28th (Friday)

How do you get over feeling disappointed when you step on the scale and what you see is not what you expected? Every time I haven't lost as much as I think I have I want to give up.
My dr and I made some drastic changes to my diet 3 1/2 months ago. I cut my calorie intake to 1400 or less/day and cut out almost all white flour, white rice, corn, sugar and white potatoes. At my 3 month check up, I'd lost 1 pound. To be at a healthy weight for my height, I need to lose 50. It just seems impossible.

Are you drinking enough? Are you eating enough protein? Drinking a ton of water (8+ glasses a day) will help you metabolize your food better and help get excess water off of you. Protein helps expel extra water from your body as well, and prevents the body from taking the nutrients from your muscles when you cut calories (and you need those muscles for eliminating the fat). Its also possible you lost more but were retaining more water on the day of your weigh in, so the scale may not have shown your true weight loss. Don't get discouraged!

[This message edited by rekindle at 1:26 AM, February 28th (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 3:04 AM, February 28th (Friday)

Anyone have luck with myfitnesspal?

YEP! this is what I use... I love it! I've lost 12 lbs!!

I did gain .6 lbs this week :( bc I went over my normal 1300 calories a few days this week....

Hopefully next week I'll lose the weight I gained....


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Default  Posted: 8:23 AM, February 28th (Friday)

I eat a ton of protein now. Breakfast used to be cold cereal. Now it's almonds. I've made those kind of changes everywhere. I could probably up my water, but I just don't like it and if I drink water that has been infused with anything it gives me an instant headache (always has, I know it's weird). I exercise when I can. I have 3 young children (5, 2, and 10 mo ths) and my H works 70-90 hour weeks - much of that out of town), so making time is a struggle and I have to do it at home until the weather gets nice and we can go outside. All it seems I eat anymore are nuts, proteins (a variety of meats), salad, veggies and fruit. No chips no cookies. A small piece of chocolate if I'm feeling desperate for a treat (usually dark chocolate). Any bread I eat is 100% whole wheat and I try to make my own so I can control the sugar (if I bother eating it at all). I miss all my favorite foods - mashed potatoes and cornbread especially. Plus, the combo of changing my diet and adding solids to my baby's diet caused my milk to dry up before he was even 9 months old (which just makes me so sad). All of that for 1 lb in 3 monts just feels overwhelming. The cost has definitely outweighed the benefit at this point and pretty much anytime I have to make a decision about what I'm going to eat, I just want to cry.

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Default  Posted: 8:55 AM, February 28th (Friday)

(((musiclovingmom)))

I know it's easier to say don't get discouraged than to do so, but please, give yourself some credit. You have a lot on your plate and the transition from breast feeding (when you HAVE to eat more) is tough.

A lifestyle change is HARD! I had this grandiose idea I could lose 100 pounds in a year. That was the goal I set. Then my body stepped in and decided that it wasn't going to happen that fast. Here I am now 18 months later, down 63 of the 100 and I’ve learned to be OK with it. Sure, I had a huge loss last week but I average between .8 and 1.2 a week when I lose and that’s OK.

I knew going into this lifestyle change I needed an army, so I joined the Y and Weight Watchers. One of the reasons I joined Weight Watchers was because I knew a couple of things about how this was going to go for me. First, like here on SI, I needed a community to support me. My family and friends are all well-intended but they severely add to my breaks in willpower and I knew if I was going to succeed I needed reinforcements.

Next, though I thought I did, I really didn’t know how to eat healthy. I have learned over these months that eating perceived healthy foods can be very unhealthy for you. I had this habit of eating salad – all.the.time – to the point of near repulsion at the thought of it. Over time, I’ve learned that their plan is what I like to call an algorithm of healthy eating – a combination of some fat, the “good” carbs, fiber and protein and that’s what I now base my diet on. I don’t deny myself a cookie here or there or even a cheeseburger if that’s what I’m really craving. I just adjust my diet for the rest of that week and live! So to you I say – have those mashed potatoes and cornbread – just know that you can’t eat a ton of it – portions are a big part of controlling your diet. Twice last week I had garlic mashed potatoes and still had a loss – it can happen!

I so wish you liked water. I’m fortunate and do and it does make a difference. Have you tried fresh squeezed lemons or limes in it? There is also an online “recipe” for cucumber water – it’s fantastic! As to other foods, Google “MUFA’S” – these are foods specific to targeting fat burning. I would venture to guess there will be some on that list that you would enjoy.

One of the things I’ve learned through WW is to eat as it suits you. I eat sporadically through the day and am pretty scheduled – a banana around 9 a.m., Steel Cut oats at 10 a.m., handful of almonds around 11:30 or so, lunch (typically soup or sandwich with fresh deli turkey on 100 calorie bread thins, cottage cheese, fruit or veggies) before 1 p.m., then fruit or a Greek style yogurt (LOADED with protein – some as high as 15 grams) as a snack in the afternoon. I try to eat dinner (usually a protein, veggies, fruit) before 8 p.m. and usually have another snack like another yogurt in the evening if I feel hungry.

Knowing you have littles around, have you looked at some of the DVD exercise programs? Check out your local library and take a few out to see what appeals to you. Years ago, I did the Beach Body programs and they were fantastic – a full workout in 45 minutes!

Finally, this is a journey not a trip around the block, so please don’t get discouraged by what you aren’t seeing on the scale. Your body is changing and it will catch up to what you’re doing…it just takes time, my friend!

Stick with us – you can do this!

[This message edited by ajsmom at 8:56 AM, February 28th (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:31 AM, February 28th (Friday)

Cucumber water is the worst for me and headaches. One sip and I'm in pain all day. I've had knowledge and studied healthy eating since I was in jr high. I research the trends and compare that to what I know a body needs to survive. I've got good head knowledge. I don't over do it on salad, but the salad I eat is always made with darker greens because I tend to be slightly anemic. I've always had trouble losing weight - even when I was in college and working out 5 days a week (3 cardio, 2 weights). My mother struggles also (she, her mother and both of her sisters have hypothyroidism, but my TSH levels continuously tests normal). My maternal AND paternal grandfathers had diabetes (that's why we seriously trimmed high GI foods like white potatoes and corn). I force myself to drink at least two 20oz glasses of water every day. I have tried DVD workouts, but never stick with them very long. I get bored. We recently bought a Zumba game for our Xbox kinect and my daughter and I do that for a bit after school most days. I'm sure it isn't as effective as it could be since I always have to make sure I'm not stepping on the baby. Even doing this is a struggle some days because my energy levels are so low. And, I don't sleep well. I know I'll feel better on the other side. I know that I need to be healthy and set a good example for my children. I know this is a marathon. I just get so discouraged. I mean, honestly, how can I be wearing a size smaller pants, but only have lost 1 stinking pound? If my dr didn't want me to keep track of actual weight, I'd throw the damn scale out the window. I've never owned one before because of this specific thing. It is crazy-making.

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Default  Posted: 11:57 AM, February 28th (Friday)

I have lost 15 lbs since January 1. Still need to get more regular exercise into my routine. I have 10 more to go before I'm out of the "overweight" category for my BMI. I have a feeling this last 10 will be stubborn.

Other good news - I had my health check screening at work today and my numbers all look pretty good. My triglycerides are down a bunch and my good cholesterol is up. My bad and overall cholesterol is a little above where it should be and my blood sugar count is below average. YEA!

NL


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Default  Posted: 1:04 AM, March 1st (Saturday)

Hey all! It's been a while since I checked in here. I moved and have been less than healthy since then... put back on a few pounds (hard to say exactly how many since my scaled arrived at the new place with a dead battery...womp womp, need to figure out where to get a new one).

I haven't been walking nearly as much here. When I lived in DC, I was easily walking 3-4 miles a day just to get around, sometimes more. Here it's not an option.

SO I bought an elliptical! It's a nice one, the quality you'd find in a gym, a few years old but well maintained. It was just delivered mid week and I got on it the first time today, did 1.75 miles in 30 minutes, burned a hundred odd calories...not much but I was feeling a burn, which is a good sign (or a not so good sign )

I'd like to set a monthly goal for myself. Those who run/walk/elliptical, what are your goals?

x hours/month?
x miles/month?
something else?

Do you have speed goals? calorie goals? any of that?

I'm just not sure where I should start. I walked because it got me from point A to point B.


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Default  Posted: 12:27 PM, March 1st (Saturday)

Lovehatelove - that is amazing!

I have signed up for myfitnesspal and I'm excited to get started. I had no idea how to count calories and exercise before this!


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Default  Posted: 3:50 PM, March 2nd (Sunday)

I'm down a pound this week.

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Default  Posted: 4:11 PM, March 2nd (Sunday)

well Ama, I call my elliptical the machine o' death, if that gives you any clue about my relationship with it.

It's funny you posted about yours, because I just used mine today for the 1st time in well over a year. Right now, my goal is just to use it. Over all, my goal is 30 minutes of exercise 4-5 days a week. It may end up being that I only get on the elliptical once a week, because I bought a piloxing DVD that I really like, but I'll just see how it goes. The elliptical is a convenient way to work out - just crank up some music and try to ignore the way I keep gasping for breath.


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Default  Posted: 6:21 PM, March 4th (Tuesday)

Weighed in today... 3 more lbs down. I am at 22.5 lbs down since November 19th. My BMI has dropped from 37.4 to 33.2.

JM is down almost 32lbs.

This is SO cool!


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Default  Posted: 7:14 PM, March 4th (Tuesday)

way to go, hfssc!! that's awesome!


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Default  Posted: 1:04 AM, March 5th (Wednesday)

Lovehatelove - that is amazing!
I have signed up for myfitnesspal and I'm excited to get started. I had no idea how to count calories and exercise before this!

Thank you!! It's really difficult in the beginning to count calories.. I was hungry CONSTANTLY!! It takes a lot of self control to not munch on chips or other junk during the day..

I did lose the weight I gained a few weeks back (.6lbs) and then some.. I'm down a total of 13.5 lbs..!

I actually had to buy new pants bc all of mine are too loose on me... Guess there could be worse things :)


DDay ~ 2/23/13

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Default  Posted: 9:58 AM, March 10th (Monday)

Started WW last week! Lost 5lbs already! I have had success with WW in the past and using apps on my phone makes it easier to journal. I am seeing a life coach next week. Time to work on a better me! I've got 100lbs to lose so I am not expecting it to be a quick thing. I just want to fall in love with me for the first time.

Sending encouraging mojo to all of you!


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Default  Posted: 10:44 AM, March 10th (Monday)

Congrats HFSSC and jadedheart!

Way to go!

Jaded - I too have a 100 pound loss goal. You're right, it won't go fast but slow and steady wins this race. It's taken me 17 months to lose the 63 I've lost on WW, and I'm good with it.

I look at this journey as ridding my body of fat, not losing it - because I never want it back!


Down a wee bit -.4 - from last week, but a loss is a loss so I'll take it.


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Default  Posted: 11:19 AM, March 10th (Monday)

I'm having a hard time getting under a certain weight... and it's driving me crazy...!!

For my height, I know I'm at a healthy weight... I'm at my goal as far as pants size goes..... I just wanna see the number I want on the scale....

stupid scale and body image issues...


DDay ~ 2/23/13

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Default  Posted: 11:21 AM, March 10th (Monday)

ajsmom,

What an inspiration you are for having lost so much! I will look to you for guidance! I am not going to meetings but I am doing a weekly weigh in with the life coach/dietitian. It is a free service provided by my employer, a hospital. I am shooting for that 10% of my body weight loss before I get serious adding exercise. In the meantime, I look for ways to get off my big ole butt and do things with the kids. H has severe CHF due to his heart attack, so he can't really workout with me. His job is physical (auto mechanic) so just going to work is a struggle for him. My DD, 18, has been a dancer all her life and she is going to teach me some barre routines as well as some tap dance workout stuff. Before I am 50 I would like to be able to do some backpacking and back country camping. That's the goal, as well as the wish to have my Betty Boopish figure at least somewhat back!


Do you go to meetings? What do you think has been the key to your long term success?


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Default  Posted: 11:41 AM, March 10th (Monday)

Yes, Jaded – I attend meetings. I’ve found it really is what works best for me. I am a returning member – this is my third kick at WW and has been my most successful try. I am so very fortunate to be in a great group of people. We meet on Sunday mornings which works really well with my schedule.

I understand your hesitancy to start exercising right away, but I’m going to give you something to think about. I give a lot of the credit to my success in that I joined WW and the Y simultaneously. I took a 7 week “Coach Me” class that included an assessment of my fitness level and then the trainer designed a program around that and my goals. I am embarrassed now at how poorly fit I was when I started that. For example, I think I made 2 minutes on the elliptical set at level 1. I started doing a half hour of cardio (15 min on the elliptical, 15 mins on the recumbent bike), a series of weight resistance training and a series of mat/floor core work, sometimes using the bands. I committed to it and did this three times a week. I would schedule it into my planner and my family and friends knew what my “Y Days” were so as not to schedule things I’d want to attend.

Once I completed that program, I moved into taking fitness classes. I now take Body Attack and CXWORK (Les Mills programs) three times a week and on occasion do Body Pump for the resistance side of things. When I do hit the elliptical now, I can rip off 45 minutes to an hour at level 7 pretty easily. Yeah, I’ve gotten better at it! I also ride my bike in warm weather a lot!

I think the reason I’ve had such success is the combo of the two and sticking with it. I need to do my measurements again soon, but when I had lost the first 50 pounds I also lost about 29 inches from various body parts. I’ve gone down 4 sizes and am about to slide into another. I “rent” my clothes right now from Goodwill or consignment stores. I buy nice brand name things for very little cost, and then donate them back to Goodwill when they are too big for me.

Let me know if you need any other tips!

[This message edited by ajsmom at 12:05 PM, March 10th (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 12:31 PM, March 10th (Monday)

I'm back. I started Wii Fit today. I set up a Mii and put a goal in. I only did one exercise so far. It took some time just to set it up and familiarize myself with the Wii. I also tried out Just Dance 4.

I have My Fitness Pal, but I haven't updated it in awhile. I should add my exercise that I did today.

I'm also making an effort to go back to Zumba classes. I'm hoping that if I attend a few classes I will get hooked again and be able to stay focused on my goals.


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Default  Posted: 12:43 PM, March 10th (Monday)

ajsmom,

Thanks for all the input. I will think about what you have said about the exercise. My first employer provided life coach session is next week. I am waiting to see if they offer anything else that is free of charge to me. They asked for measurements in my initial paperwork, so I am thinking they will be talking with me about exercise. We have a room not far from my office in the hospital that has free weights, one eliptical machine, and one treadmill. It is free for employees to use. I go to work early (4:30 am, I do this voluntarily so I can be home by 3pm to get youngest DS off bus) so I am thinking if there is a way I can defunk before clocking in then that might work for me. I am a medical coder and my job is very sedentary. I have used an elip before, as well as a treadmill. I enjoy listening to music and trashy, historical romance audiobooks while working out.

DD is also thinking of becoming a certified Zumba instructor. She is graduating high school this year and is thinking of jobs she can do while she is attending college. She currently teaches dance at the studio she attends. I am hopeful she will help motivate my wide load too.

We don't have a Y here, but there are several good health clubs. My budget doesn't allow for that at this time, but I am hopeful that this new "healthy me" program my employer is building will include a better discount for families to join the local gyms.

When I see the numbers you lised about the first "50"and your inches lost I am inspired! I want that too! Thanks for reaching out to me! Do people post their weekly or monthly weight loss achievements in this thread? That might be a good motivator for me too. There is no such thing a too much accountability.


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Default  Posted: 1:27 PM, March 10th (Monday)

WW's is a big proponent of activity and getting moving. Even if you take short walks each day, especially if your job is sedentary.

Yes - we try and post weekly for support and review as well as tips when we're stuck.


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Default  Posted: 10:13 PM, March 10th (Monday)

Thanks, y'all!

I weighed at work today and am down another 3 lbs. I am so freaking excited. And JM is looking really hot too.


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Default  Posted: 9:06 AM, March 11th (Tuesday)

Hey guys. I had a follow up with my dr again last week. After lots of research and some really frank discussions about what I was doing and what poor results I'd had after 4 months of diet changes, cut calories and what exercise I could find the energy to do, we decided to try a prescription supplement. I'm sure it will be unpopular and if I need to stop posting here because of that I will. I just wanted to say that it's doing something. My energy level is up enough for some regular exercise and my family is pitching in to make sure we all get some. I've had the energy to actually play with my kids instead of just watching them. Also, I'm down this week 2.4lbs (over twice what I had lost in the previous 4 months). I know that this is a short term fix, but the diet changes I made before and using the time on this supplement to help me build exercise habits I'm hoping will be what I need to get me to a healthy weight and then to maintain it.

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Default  Posted: 4:03 PM, March 11th (Tuesday)

Ok gang i've read every post from Dec to today... Everyone is doing great. For those of you who slacked off do to unforseen occurances or whatever have gotten right back on track or working their way bavk on, whatever..i say Kudos to all of you....

i posted in off topics about my diet/ lifestyle change woes so i wont bore you with that.....I would like to join the crew with the hopes of being encouraged by reading about your journey.... I love being in the company of like minded people...

I've made a promise to myself to mot spend another dime on informercials or anymore weight loss programs... I believe i have the tools to do it.....so far i've had a nutritionist, joined WW, QWL, paid for a trainer, been on tbe Paleo diet and i'm
Just tired...lol.....i need to lose 30#'s....

I guess i need to be patient with myself so thats my focus now....Get out of my own way and just do it...

I forgot who posted anout a low carb diet but could you post about a typical day for you? Breakfast, lunch and dinner.,.



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Default  Posted: 10:00 PM, March 11th (Tuesday)

Thank you for kicking my tail back into gear. I haven't posted in here lately, but I am really cleaning up my eating habits and plan to check progress in a month. My biggest challenge will be incorporating exercise.


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Default  Posted: 11:44 AM, March 12th (Wednesday)

For some reason when i pull up Myfitness pal the app doesnt come up... Well it comes up but the "Free" download button isnt there...

Wonder if sparkpeople.com is the same as MFP,,,


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Default  Posted: 3:32 PM, March 12th (Wednesday)

Weighed in on Tuesday and lost another 5lbs this week. That is 10lbs down in 2 weeks. yay!! I know that rate won't last for long so enjoying it while I can.

Thanks everyone for the supportive thread!


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Default  Posted: 3:47 PM, March 12th (Wednesday)

Woo Hoo!!!

Are you doing Simple Start or counting points?

I ask because in our meetings lately, folks have been reporting losses like that using the Simple Start plan.


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Default  Posted: 8:52 PM, March 12th (Wednesday)

Doing old school points for now because I already had all the materials for it and knew the program well. Using app on ny iPhone to journal points. As I get further along I will go rejoin WW to get the new program info.

What is the premise of the Simple Start plan?


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Default  Posted: 3:39 PM, March 14th (Friday)

It's basically using their Power Foods only for the first two weeks versus counting points.

In other words, an "eat as much as you can/want from these lists" plan.

ETA: Power Foods = Lots of veggies, fruits, proteins, good carbs, etc.

[This message edited by ajsmom at 3:39 PM, March 14th (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 1:09 AM, March 17th (Monday)

I'm down .7 lbs!! I've been counting calories, but haven't been as diligent with it lately... Wasn't expecting to lose any weight.. Always nice to be pleasantly surprised :))


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Default  Posted: 9:40 AM, March 17th (Monday)

Up a tad bit - .2 pounds, which actually pleased me as Summer Shandy is back (my FAVORITE beer) and I had to make sure this season's "crop" was good.


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Default  Posted: 6:17 PM, March 17th (Monday)

Had chicken breast, veggie blend, couscous, and a fruit salad for dinner. Pumped for my weigh in tomorrow!

I found these yummy chicken patties at the grocery! They are the WW brand and come in a box of 8. The box says chicken burgers and they are 3 WW points. Even the 11 year old DS loves them! Yummy on the grill!

Hit the Burlesque workout DVD today! Feelin'
good!

Stay strong everyone!


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Default  Posted: 7:18 AM, March 19th (Wednesday)

Does anyone else have a Nike FuelBand? it counts the calories you burn throughout the day.. and it also has a point system (that I'm not sure I understand yet...) my goal everyday is to reach 2,000 points..... I feel like I've done nothing today and I've already burned 322 calories.. (ran a few errands.. vacuumed the car, grocery store..)

I got one yesterday and it's amazing how many calories you burn in a day...!! I DEF haven't been eating enough food to net 1,300 calories....

[This message edited by lovehatelove at 7:18 AM, March 19th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:16 AM, March 19th (Wednesday)

Discouraged again today. My weekly weigh in shows no loss or gain. I added 45 minutes of workout time (dance cardio and Pilates) 5 of the last 7 days and haven't changed my eating habits at all. My only results - super sore muscles and worse sleep. Ugh.

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Default  Posted: 9:33 AM, March 19th (Wednesday)

Has anyone been to the barre classes at Exhale or somewhere else? My amazing SIL bought me a three-pack of classes and I went last night, my muscles were literally shaking in some of the poses! Hopefully that's normal...

t/j, Shandys are sooo good.


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Default  Posted: 2:27 PM, March 19th (Wednesday)

Oooooooooo, so happy to find this group! Mind if I tag along?

I've struggled with my weight my entire life. I was doing OK until Dday, then after the initial loss I started self-medicating with comfort food. No excerise because it was just took too damn much energy to get out of bed and go to work every day.

For some reason I'm ready now. My short term goal is to lose 6 pounds. I'll stay under 1350 calories per day and walk a minimum of 40 minutes 5 days a week.

Mid-term I want to lose 20 pounds. Long-term goal is 45ish - I'll know when I get there.


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Default  Posted: 12:47 AM, March 21st (Friday)

I am having the hardest time trying to be consistent with exercise.

Th simple truth is that I do not have time. My entire day is taken up with preparing meals for DD (an athlete so healthy meals are important to her), commuting, working, and sleeping. Come 8 oclock at night and I want to just chill a bit and watch a show (but I still have to clean the kitchen on most nights after the show...). On top of that my work has been crazy full of meetings so I don' even have time to take a walk a lunch when the weather is nice.

Yes, I know these are excuses. But they are also my reality. I DID exercise tonight... and it is 1:45 AM when I am done. THAT is my life. At least when DD is "in season" for her sports. Otherwise we can have frozen crap or fast food and everyone gets a break.

OK, I will stop whining now. The good news is that I DID exercise tonight and I can make up sleep over the weekend.


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So shake him off
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Default  Posted: 8:11 AM, March 24th (Monday)

Dreamboat

Maybe you can get up alil earlier than you usually do, and do a morning workout..? or alil morning walk b4 work..?

I'm also down another .6 lbs :)

[This message edited by lovehatelove at 8:12 AM, March 24th (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 9:07 AM, March 24th (Monday)

I lost 1.1 lbs this week.

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Default  Posted: 9:07 AM, March 24th (Monday)

Great job, lovehatelove.

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Default  Posted: 7:48 PM, March 24th (Monday)

Lifted weights yesterday and today I am sore. But, I'm going to my first kickboxing class in the AM.

Please send me positive vibes.


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Default  Posted: 8:05 AM, March 25th (Tuesday)

Sending positive kickboxing vibes. Let us know how it goes.

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Default  Posted: 8:35 AM, March 26th (Wednesday)

Took an unexpected trip out of town this past weekend and ate terribly. Then, my H kept the kids so I could enjoy a day alone in town. I had lunch and dessert (creme brûlée, ah). I didn't work out the three days I was gone. Somehow, I still lost .2lbs. Yay me! Back into proper eating and exercise as of yesterday. Hopefully next week will show better results.

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Default  Posted: 11:31 AM, March 26th (Wednesday)

I'm still plugging along. Have stayed in my calorie range every day and have been good with water, but not so much on the exercise.

So far the scale hasn't budged, but I've gotta keep plugging. I'll do the "official" weigh-in on Friday.

Tonight is a girls GTG with wine and appetizers. I've planned my meals to leave room for a big glass of wine and some veggies with a little wiggle room in case something else catches my eye.


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Default  Posted: 5:27 PM, March 28th (Friday)

still going strong here! Have lost a total of 15lbs this month!

Found some great workout videos on youtube. Great cardio dance routines! Search for Lauren Fitz, TiffanyRotheWorkouts, and Amber Blanch! Good times sweatin!


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Married 23 years together 25
Dday 09/24/2010
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Default  Posted: 7:15 PM, March 29th (Saturday)

I keep forgetting about this thread! I'm down 40 pounds. I went from a size 20 last Feb to a size 12 yesterday! Yes...yes...the 12 is tight and I have more muffin top than a bakery, but, I wore them!

Can't wait for spring to finally get here. I want to walk outside again!


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Default  Posted: 10:24 AM, March 30th (Sunday)

Congrats jaded and Weatherly!

Woo Hoo!

I'm up 1.8 today which I am completely blaming on the Badgers basketball team's run in the NCAA tourney coinciding with the release of Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy.


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Default  Posted: 2:06 PM, March 30th (Sunday)

I pretty much took the entire month of March off. But now that birthday month is over, it's time for me to get serious about exercising again. Even prior to birthday month the number on the scale was going upward and the pants are not fitting so well right now. I've got an activity tracker and I can see how I'm moving a lot less at this job than the last one. It's making a big difference, so now I need to do something about that.


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Default  Posted: 7:05 PM, March 30th (Sunday)

Wore a pair of size 16 jeans tonight that I have NEVER been able to wear before. In November, I could not even get them up past my thighs!


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Default  Posted: 7:08 PM, March 30th (Sunday)

that's wonderful!!


Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out...honestly
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Like you're less than, less than perfect


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Default  Posted: 3:13 PM, March 31st (Monday)

Woo Hoo to all you losers!

Everyone stay strong!


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Married 23 years together 25
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Default  Posted: 12:59 PM, April 2nd (Wednesday)

Exercise was inconsistent this week, but I'm still down 2.6 lbs. Last night I pulled my hair back and went to run a bath for my kids. I caught a glimpse of my face in the mirror and can really tell (for the first time) that I'm looking thinner.

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Default  Posted: 4:11 PM, April 2nd (Wednesday)

I've stayed under calories all week and am up almost 2 pounds! I know this isn't "real" weight, but FML this isn't helping my motivation.

Congrats to all who are staying the course.


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M 9 years
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4 kids in their 20s, none together
I have no idea whether we will D or R at this point.

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Default  Posted: 6:31 PM, April 2nd (Wednesday)

I hear you. A few weeks ago, I stayed under calories all week and exercised at least 30 mins (cardio and resistance) for 5/7 days and my weight stayed exactly the same. This whole journey is ridiculously emotional for me and it is so easy to feel defeated. I could spill a bunch of encouragement, but really, I just wanted you to know I hear you and you're not alone.

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Default  Posted: 8:59 PM, April 4th (Friday)

I am 210 as of this morning and I'm just 11lbs away from being under 200lbs . I want to be between 150-160lbs and wear a size 8. I can see the excess skin and think I may need a tummy tuck . Wishing everyone luck and keep on losing guys...


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Default  Posted: 12:22 PM, April 5th (Saturday)

I recruited a workout buddy at work. We actually have a very nice fitness center on location that we can use for free and I have yet to take advantage of it. But I overheard one of the other women talking about needing to work out, so I jumped into the conversation. We'll be working out after work starting on Monday. or is it ?

[This message edited by inconnu at 12:22 PM, April 5th (Saturday)]


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Default  Posted: 4:52 PM, April 6th (Sunday)

If anyone lives in the St Louis area on the IL side. Let me know. I would love to have a gym buddy!


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Default  Posted: 8:06 PM, April 7th (Monday)

tomorrow is weigh day! Hoping it's not way too much day! I have not cheated once since March 1st. When I reach the next goal I set for myself, I am going to reward myself with a manicure. Haven't had one in about 4 years.

Congrats to everyone who is losing and/or working out!


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Married 23 years together 25
Dday 09/24/2010
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Default  Posted: 8:15 PM, April 7th (Monday)

I am back to walking again. I think I was just in a funk plus the book I was listening to was not my favorite by this author (Die Trying by Lee Child -- way too much descriptions about driving in the snow and ice )

I have only lost about 3 lbs since I started walking, but that is still 3 lbs. And I can feel my weight "shifting" if anyone knows what I mean. If I was really serious about losing weight then I would quit drinking. I prefer the buzz to being thin Maybe I should move to Colorado


And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off
-- Shake It Out, Florence And The Machine

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Default  Posted: 9:23 AM, April 8th (Tuesday)

Hey guys, i just wanted to come on here and show my support, i have battled with weight all of my life (and probably always will) i was always bigger, played football but after highschool i stopped, living the college life, eating what i wanted, drinking a lot, i got to the point after i met my wife...well i just say i stopped weighing myself when i hit 400lbs, i was probably around 420 or so at my peak. Anyways in the last 7 or so years i have lost 180lbs i am down to 240, i didnt do anything crazy, no crazy diets, i just cut out all sugar, as much as could and just exorcised more then i ate. I thought i was going to be huge forever, i keep setting new goals, just start at baby steps dont overwhelm yourself, you guys are all awesome people and im glad to have found this place


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Default  Posted: 9:56 AM, April 8th (Tuesday)

I just got back from purchasing a size 8 jeans that are acid wash. They don't fit but I'm gonna look at them and try them on everyday until I can wear them. They were $20 @ PrettyGirl. I am doing Atkins and going to the gym. I think I want to start doing Insanity or T25.

Adeahan - That is great and wishing all the best.


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Default  Posted: 10:36 AM, April 8th (Tuesday)

I'm sure my weigh in tomorrow will be fine, but I need some encouragement. I need to hear the positive benefits of losing weight. I'm comfortable with how I look and I don't have any current adverse health effects from being obese. My dr and I were worried about long-term effects and started attacking my weight from a pro-active standpoint. The foods I eat now cost more and I enjoy them less. Exercise helping to tone the muscle I have, but my energy levels are still low and I'm still not sleeping well - plus my body hurts. And, to top it off, my insurance is refusing to pay for my dr visits because obesity is a specifically excluded diagnosis. Basically, they told me it I had diabetes, they'd cover everything but because I'm trying to prevent it the cost is mine to bear. So, here's what I'm looking at - increased food costs, less satisfaction, insecure of the new shape I already have (it doesn't feel like my body), increased soreness and pain levels and increased dr bills. Why am I even bothering? Where are the positives?

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Default  Posted: 8:53 PM, April 9th (Wednesday)

JM and I weighed in yesterday. He has lost 35+ and I have lost almost 25.

The clinic asked us if we'd let them take our picture and post on the bulletin board and their facebook page as a tribute for our combined weight loss and encouragement to others.


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Default  Posted: 9:14 PM, April 9th (Wednesday)

woot! that's fantastic, hfssc!

so, my workout buddy recruited another co-worker to come work out with us. the new buddy is only available after work on Mon & Wed because she's doing boot camp workouts on Tues & Thurs, but she's going to share what she does there with me.

oh, and I worked out every day this week so far, and have plans to work out with buddy#1 tomorrow after work.


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Default  Posted: 6:49 PM, April 12th (Saturday)

have lost 20lbs since March 1st!! There is a long road ahead because I got a whole bunch more to go, but you can't erase all those years of fat ass in a couple months.

Congrats to everybody! Eating healthy and getting up off my backside has made me feel good about myself again. It is great to come here and read the comments both good and "bad". Keeps me on track!

Everyone have a good week!


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Default  Posted: 8:04 AM, April 13th (Sunday)

I worked out 4 days after work last week, and I'm down 2 lbs! Since it's only been one week of exercise, I would have been happy to just stop the upward creep, but going down is even better. If I keep this up, then hopefully my pants will start fitting like they're supposed to again.

Now that I know what kind of machines & equipment are available at the fitness center at work, I can come up with a better routine.

Goals for this week:
workout 4 days - 2 focusing on cardio/2 on strength training


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Default  Posted: 11:37 PM, April 17th (Thursday)

Musiclovingmom, if you aren't enjoying your new diet, I say rethink it. You're never going to see a permanent change staying with something you hate! And it sounds like you're in a place where just going slow and steady is fine.

I just read 'Mindless Eating' by Brian Wansink and really recommend it. Basically about cutting back on portions, snacking, thoughtless choices we make that slowly add on the pounds but can be reversed without triggering a feeling of deprivation.

I have had a lot of weight swings in my life and diets really don't work for me because I love food, I have a big appetite and restrictions will only drive me to overdo it when I snap! But slow minor changes don't bother me.

If the effort isn't making you happy, I say why punish yourself? That are other more gradual tactics. Maybe try a different method of exercise too if you're not feeling energetic and having pain. Walking or swimming or yoga maybe? It shouldn't drain you of your will to live to try and lose weight!


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Default  Posted: 8:23 AM, April 19th (Saturday)

Thanks Nora. I do enjoy a lot of what I can eat. I just really miss some of my regular foods that are now on the 'eat these very sparingly' list. Mashed potatoes and gravy and fluffy, chewy home made breads being at the top of that list. My dr and I have restricted these (and sugar, white rice and any corn products), because of a concern about adult onset diabetes. Besides my weight, I have a strong family history that adds extra concern. I'd rather eat dirt than be diabetic. Sometimes it is just hard to stay motivated to prevent a maybe - especially when it seems like no one is with me (family complaining about meals - my kids are 1,2, and 6, insurance telling its out of pocket until I'm actually diabetic). I'm a bit better this week for a couple of reasons. Top of that is that my doctor has filed an appeal with my insurance company. Even if it doesn't make a bit of difference in their decision to deny my coverage, it makes me feel like someone is fighting with me on this - someone besides me sees the value in what I'm doing. Also, I found a recipe for fabulously fluffy, chewy dinner rolls that are 100% whole wheat.
I still don't recognize my body. I haven't been this weight since I graduated high school - 15 years, 2 marriages and 3 kids ago. I'm only 15lbs heavier than I was when I was 14, but still 40lbs from being inside the healthy weight range (and corresponding BMI) for my height. I'll keep plugging along.

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Default  Posted: 9:49 AM, April 20th (Sunday)

musiclovingmom, I'm glad you have someone fighting for you on the coverage front!

Would it be okay for you to have mashed cauliflower? Surprisingly tasty... I'm sure with some experimenting you'll find substitutes for the food you miss, the whole wheat rolls sound great--and so does your progress!


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Default  Posted: 8:16 PM, April 21st (Monday)

I can have cauliflower. I don't like cauliflower. That being said, I'd likely starve if I didn't make myself try other things. I've done cauliflower a couple of times - pizza crust with cheese and garlic, roasted with chicken, puréed super fine and used to create the effect of a thick, creamy soup base (which I would usually use a bunch of flour for). I have cauliflower mash on the menu for this week and I'm hoping it is a hit for both me and the kids.

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Default  Posted: 9:39 PM, April 29th (Tuesday)

This makes week 4 of working out after work (2 days so far this week). I've been aiming for 4 days a week, but averaging 3 days. I haven't had any more weight loss since week 1, but it's getting easier to do the cardio workouts. That's a huge plus in the incentives to keep working out list. But I'm thinking it's the 4 or more days that'll get me to lose some weight. I need be more consistent in going 4 days.

How's everyone else doing?


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Default  Posted: 7:04 PM, April 30th (Wednesday)

well I hate to admit but the BS diet does work better than anything... so been on nutrisystem and down 25 lbs so glad for that :-)

never should've gotten my 5,6"frame over 150 post pregnancy

so was 175 at DDay and now 150 and goal in site of 140 for the summer

all the water and veggies is getting to me, but glad to have an excuse (well wish it wasn't what it was but oh well) to run more


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Default  Posted: 7:33 PM, May 4th (Sunday)

So, this is us today with pants that were snug when we started this journey back in November. Still have a way to go... about 40 lbs to my goal. But as of last Thursday, I've lost 28 lbs!


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Default  Posted: 7:39 PM, May 4th (Sunday)

wow, look at you! that's fantastic!


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Default  Posted: 5:40 AM, May 5th (Monday)

Thanks, inconnu! That's the first time we have put on some of our old clothes and it really shocked me.


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Default  Posted: 9:15 AM, May 7th (Wednesday)

I had a food breakthrough sometime in the past couple of weeks. I realized that I actually like eating the foods I am eating. I've started to actually like water - and choose it to drink much more frequently. I gave myself a cheat night and went for Mexican food. I was sorely disappointed in everything except the chips and salsa. It was kinda sad, but really good.
Also, my daughter has started youth track and wants to do a 5k color run, so I have better motivation to stick with my exercise.
It has taken 6 months, but I'm actually settling into this new lifestyle. Yay! Also, I'm down 3.4lbs in the last week. 10lbs now from what my driver's license said in high school and 20 from my goal. That goal weight is still 15lbs over the ideal weight for my height on the charts, so I'll see if I want to re-evaluate that when I get there. My BMI is down from 35.1 to 30.7. And my clothes fit great. I put on a pair of uniform sweats from my high school dance team and they fit fabulously (better than they did my senior year).

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Default  Posted: 9:24 AM, May 7th (Wednesday)

Jumping in! I went on a health kick after DDay. Lost about 25 lbs. I've been slipping back. The stress is getting to me lately, since finding out more info about SAH. Last week I had significant chest pain and heart palpitations which seems to get worse when I workout.

Today I'm going to a cardiac clinic to get hooked up so they can monitor me for 48 hours. I'm hoping everything's fine and I can get back to workouts. I find it easier to exercise than to watch my food intake closely (I do try though).


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Default  Posted: 2:48 PM, May 14th (Wednesday)

Down another 3 pounds. I slacked off on exercise this week due to being ill, but I'll get back in a groove. My biggest problem at the moment, I'm between sizes. 18's are too big, 16's are too small. Thankfully I stay home, so I only have to find a couple of outfits a week that fit just right.

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Default  Posted: 2:55 PM, May 18th (Sunday)

I haven't had a chance to read much of this thread, but this is an area of interest for me. I have lost 30 pounds since Dday and am in the best shape I've been in for 12 years. The ONE benefit from an A!!! My WH is definitely noticing too. I would love for the hurt and pain to go away, but the weight loss has been a great benefit. In the past I handled stress with food. For some reason I have the most control I have EVER had of eating and hunger right now. I assume it is because it is an area where I CAN have control- so many other areas are out of my control right now. It does feel good. I love the way I look right now and I hope I can keep it up and drop a few more pounds.


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Default  Posted: 4:07 PM, May 19th (Monday)

I'm down 17lbs since January. I've hit a wall and can't seem to lose any more. And I'm tired all the damn time. I have been falling asleep on the couch at 8:30 and up at 6:00. So I'm getting enough sleep, but I just don't seem to have any energy. And I'm eating an adequate amount - it's not that I'm starving myself. Meh -

NL


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Default  Posted: 1:50 PM, May 22nd (Thursday)

Down a little more. The most exciting thing is that my BMI based on today's weigh-in is 29.8. I am officially out of the obese rating and into the overweight ratings. Bad news is I really need some new summer clothes and absolutely hate shopping. I'm trying not to buy anything much until I'm at my goal.

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Default  Posted: 10:54 AM, May 23rd (Friday)

yah for I'm outta the obese BMI catagory at 145

hate the crying jags but loving the endorphins from the work-out routines

yep = it's gotta be that this is like the one area of me I know I can work on and have complete control the easiest so I'll take the compliments from my kids too who are also glad mommy got rid of her baby belly (without lipo- yay)

liking the prospect I will have abs again in a few months (maybe I can shoot for my army-days goal of 130 and ripped... but first 140)


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Default  Posted: 9:32 AM, May 28th (Wednesday)

Newlease - Are you drinking enough water? Maybe you are dehydrated and that's making you tired?

Awesome job with the weightloss everyone!!!

I need to work on my portion control. Eating a whole bag (7 servings) of healthy food is not healthy. So today is day 1 of me trying not to be a human vacuum for food. Fingers crossed.


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Default  Posted: 10:52 AM, June 5th (Thursday)

Down another 2 1/2 pounds. On day 5 of a 30 day ab challenge with a group of friends. Also, signed up for and started the IdealShape Up 12 week challenge. They send a week worth of workouts to your email every week for 12 weeks. Plus, there is nutrition advice included in each email. I'm starting to notice actual muscle tone and I can see my collarbones for the first time in forever. Plus, I feel better. Been running with m daughter at her track practices. I don't always tug at my clothes. My confidence has gotten an real boost. 27 more pounds will get me inside the ideal weight for my height.

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Default  Posted: 8:15 PM, June 7th (Saturday)

Congrats, Music!!

I'm down 3.8 lbs.


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Default  Posted: 10:42 PM, June 7th (Saturday)

I have to brag on myself. I think the last time I posted in this thread I was in a slump and had a hard time motivating myself to exercise. In fact, I was whining about it. I was being a whining whiner...

Well I am happy to report that I walked longer and more miles in May that I have any month since I started in Jan. PLUS I have walked for the past 13 days strait!

I am down a few lbs, but my goal has always been focused on exercise and not weight loss. To lose weight I know I have to stop drinking and I am not ready to do that. And I probably have to start tracking food which drives me crazy. I start to obsess about what I am going to eat and it is not emotionally healthy. I make spreadsheets and charts and graphs and it just gets out of hand. Which is why I am concentrating on exercise -- I am making spreadsheets and charts and graphs and obsessing about when I am going to exercise. Which works for me because it pushes me to get my ass on the treadmill.

I go to the endo in a few weeks and find out if all of the exercise has helped my HDL numbers. I hope so because that will just motivate me more.

[This message edited by Dreamboat at 10:43 PM, June 7th (Saturday)]


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Default  Posted: 8:20 AM, June 8th (Sunday)

I haven't posted on here in a while. I read a few of the previous posts and it sounds like every one is at least maintaining if not getting closer to their goals.

I haven't been working out exactly but I'm working a lot of hours at work which is a workout in it's self for sure (I'm a landscaper). I haven't been tracking my calories either. I've been needing to eat so much food I really haven't had the time to log all my food. I've basically maintained both weight and body fat% over the last few months which is good.

I want to get back to working out again. I think I really need it more for my mental stability than anything. But I do want to work on improving my abs and arms. I think I'm going to skip legs for now. It just takes too much out of me and I can't walk for days afterwards.

I'm going to shoot for 3 days a week to start and see how I do.


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TT: 5-11&12-09
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Default  Posted: 5:44 PM, June 8th (Sunday)

That's great, Dreamboat & Myname!

I've been doing a lot of weeding and gardening. Ouch. It showed me how out of shape I am, but it's a good motivator to exercise.


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Default  Posted: 12:42 AM, June 12th (Thursday)

I'm up 1.2 pounds this week. I'm not terribly upset by that, which is a first for me. I know I ate right and drank enough water. I also know that I upped my strength training in the last week so that weight could be muscle. That, and I'm crampy and bloated. I'm sure that's probably the reason. I am looking better though. There is visible muscle definition in my arms and you can start to tell where there is muscle under fat on my stomach and thighs. I bought 2 new pairs of shorts this week in a size 16 and they fit fabulously (down from a tight 20). I did realize that my stomach and thighs look absolutely disgusting when I'm holding a plank. I'm a lot more wrinkly in that position than I was when I had enough fat to fill out my skin. I really hope that most of it tightens back up. I'd hate to do all this and have extra saggy skin. It is harder for me to look at that and feel positive about my image than it was/is for me to feel beautiful carrying the extra fat.

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Default  Posted: 5:12 PM, June 15th (Sunday)

So I didn't workout this week. My plan was to workout Saturday through Tuesday.

I pulled my back on Saturday so I think it would be best to start next weekend. I hate to make excuses but I also can't miss work.

Weight was a little down this morning but that may have just been some dehydration from working this past week. Body fat % stayed the same.


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Default  Posted: 10:03 AM, June 18th (Wednesday)

My parents came to town this weekend - which meant a lot more eating out. Still, I watched my choices and my portion size and lost another pound (that's down two from last week when I had gained). Today was day 18 of the ab challenge I'm doing and I haven't missed a day yet. Held a full arm plank for 70 seconds. Getting stronger is probably the coolest part of this for me right now. It is awesome to come to a workout and know I can do it instead of struggling through and having to take a break every couple of minutes.

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Default  Posted: 12:30 PM, June 22nd (Sunday)

Musiclovingmom,

Good job on losing weight while still eating out. That's impressive.

And good for you on sticking with your workout and not missing a day. That is not easy. I'm sure that there were plenty of times that you didn't feel up to it but you stuck with it and did it anyway.

Getting stronger is probably the coolest part of this for me right now. It is awesome to come to a workout and know I can do it instead of struggling through and having to take a breaks every couple of minutes.

That is one of the biggest motivators for me, being able to do something that I couldn't do 2 weeks ago. I track all my weights and reps when I workout and I try to go up in weight a little bit on every workout.

My first week of P90X I could only do 60 pullups during one of the workouts. He says at the end of the video that "many of you just did 100-120 pullups." I was thinking there is no freaking way some one could do that many. Day 90 I did 120 pullups. I was so proud of myself. By the end of my next round of P90X I was regularly doing a minimum of 150 pullups.

Tracking my progress and seeing the changes in the mirror and on the scale is what pushes me through the hard parts of my workouts when I want to quit.


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TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
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Default  Posted: 6:48 PM, June 22nd (Sunday)

I'm down 3 pounds.

I've been craving chips, lately. So I've been having sweet potato chips and dry roasted soy beans instead. It helps me get rid of my craving all things crunchy.


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Default  Posted: 11:35 AM, June 23rd (Monday)

Ever since we went on vacation, I have been off my normal eating regimen. Drinking alcohol and eating carbs has my belly bloated and the scale up.

Today, I started my day with a protein shake and melon for a snack. I need all the positive vibes that you all can send.

Have a great day. ((Tribe))


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Default  Posted: 8:24 PM, June 24th (Tuesday)

@ Thebestme
Side tracks happen sometimes.

Getting back on track is as simple as making one good meal decision and then repeating. You can do it. You've done it before.

Protein shake and melon sounds like a good start.

[This message edited by Myname at 8:25 PM, June 24th (Tuesday)]


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Default  Posted: 10:20 AM, June 25th (Wednesday)

I am doing two protein drinks. One before work out and one after and then I eat chicken at home. No skin and not fried.

I am doing Mens health Hard-Body Plan.


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Default  Posted: 11:06 AM, June 25th (Wednesday)

I'm trying to follow the plan where you eat a big meal early in the day and then very light for supper - nothing after 7:00 p.m.

I'm down to 145lbs. I would love to see 140. I started at 165.

NL


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Default  Posted: 12:08 PM, June 25th (Wednesday)

Congratulations.


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Default  Posted: 12:12 PM, June 25th (Wednesday)

Newlease, that's terrific!

Lost, you sound very focused.

What motivates all of you to exercise? I need tips or someone to nag..errrr.. remind me daily.

[This message edited by SI Staff at 12:12 PM, June 25th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 1:34 PM, June 25th (Wednesday)

I'm trying to stay motivated to exercise by knowing that I need to keep up my strength and balance as I get older. It is so easy to loose, and so difficult to get back. It is much better to just keep it going.

NL


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Default  Posted: 11:19 AM, June 26th (Thursday)

I hadn't thought of that. Thank you.

I think I'm going to have DD nag me.


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Default  Posted: 12:53 PM, June 26th (Thursday)

I had my Dr appt today and my HDL is up 4 points in 6 months! That is the most rapid increase I have ever had. In fact, the most I have gotten before was 2 points per year, and I was stuck at the same number for quite a while when I was first diagnosed.

So my treadmill is really paying off. I have only lost a few lbs, but the increase in HDL was my true goal.


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Default  Posted: 12:31 AM, June 29th (Sunday)

not posted for awhile, so came to check in. It is great to read everyone's positive posts! Since March 2nd I am down 35lbs. I hoping for the HDL boost too. I have gotten the better eating choices down now and still use Weight Watchers as a tool. I really suck at making myself exercise. I don't understand why this is such a difficult thing for me.

Keep on trucking everyone!


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Default  Posted: 8:51 AM, June 29th (Sunday)

Great job, Dreamboat & Jadedheart.

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musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 4:39 PM, July 1st (Tuesday)

Had a couple of weeks where my schedule (and emotions) were completely off normal. Had to travel 1000 miles in 2 days with the kids, teach 5 days of VBS and face the 2nd anti of the only physical encounters of my H and OW that I actually have dates for. My exercise definitely slacked mostly out of physical and emotional exhaustion. Still, I'm down another 1.4 pounds. That's 40 overall and only 25 from being in the ideal range for my height. Jumping back into exercise today because I've noticed that I feel worse now when I don't get it. That's definitely progress!

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soccermom9
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Default  Posted: 5:02 PM, July 8th (Tuesday)

Struggling with self esteem since Dday. I need to lose 40 pounds and I am almost 6 foot tall so no one thinks I weigh what I do. I need motivation! I am so depressed all the time!


Me: 44
WH: 43
Dday: 6-20-14
He admitted to drunken sex at massage parlor!
Attempting reconciliation

Posts: 76 | Registered: Jun 2014 | From: Kentucky
Myname
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Default  Posted: 8:56 PM, July 20th (Sunday)

I worked out today for the first time in months. I haven't been happy with the way I look and feel so I'm going to get back on track with regular workouts.

I'm going to do at least 3 days a week but I'd like to do 4 days if possible.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

Posts: 3611 | Registered: Mar 2009 | From: Inside your computer.
musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 8:22 AM, July 26th (Saturday)

I'm officially off my phentermine. I didn't have any noticeable withdrawal effects and just weighed in 2lbs lighter since I stopped it the first part of July - and that's right after a 3-day family trip (aka food fest). I've got about 22 lbs left to go, but already feel so much better. I actually walked the 2.5 miles at the zoo plus some more at the aquarium and botanical gardens while we were gone. I didn't get winded at any point. We didn't have to stop for me to rest and my feet and knees were not so sore I could barely walk by the end of the day. I thought all of that was just kinda normal. I'm so excited that this is allowing me to enjoy my life and my children even more!

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Myname
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Default  Posted: 6:48 PM, July 27th (Sunday)

Nice update Musiclovingmom. Seeing progress in yourself is so motivating isn't it?

I reached my goal this week of working out 3 times. I was really tired and not in the mood both yesterday and today but I pushed through it anyway and I'm glad I did.

Aiming for at least 3 workouts again this week.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

Posts: 3611 | Registered: Mar 2009 | From: Inside your computer.
norabird
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Default  Posted: 11:20 AM, July 29th (Tuesday)

Just complaining--I was great about exercising until I injured my knee running in June. Took some time off to recover but haven't done some PT, and now my worry about reactivating it is keeping me from getting back out there. I guess nothing ventured, nothing gained? Need to give it a few whirls at short, slow runs and start working up patiently to the mileage I was at when I hurt myself. But I'm annoyed that I was derailed and am going to have to start over/get into the groove again at a slower pace.


Sit. Feast on your life.

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h0peless
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Default  Posted: 12:06 PM, July 29th (Tuesday)

I'd like to lose about 15 pounds, or at least stop the weight gain trend I've been seeing the past few months. I haven't had a soda in 2 weeks, I've cut down on my beer intake and have slightly modified my diet at the advice of my sister who is a Registered Dietician. I was thinking about going Paleo, as a fitness freak friend recommended it, but my sister threatened to disown me if I did so I'm sticking with what she told me.

Down two pounds in the past two weeks, so it seems to be working.


Posts: 2598 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: Baja Arizona
Myname
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Default  Posted: 12:29 PM, July 29th (Tuesday)

Nora, don't get discouraged. Even though you've had to take a break from running you're not all the way back to square one. You will be able to get back to the mileage you were running sooner than you think.

I think taking it slow is a good idea though.

h0pless, Good job on losing those 2 pounds.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

Posts: 3611 | Registered: Mar 2009 | From: Inside your computer.
mellie99
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Default  Posted: 9:10 PM, July 30th (Wednesday)

I have struggled with my weight most of my life. Finally broke down and had lapband surgery; lost about 100lbs. Recently had a baby and managed to only gain about 10lbs, which I quickly lost afterwards.

However, I recently found out my WH has HSV-2; while it turns out I'm negative I just realized I've gained about 15lbs since then. It didn't help that I found out a day before I left town to go to the funeral of a HS friend who had a heart attack (she was only 31). Food and weight have always been a defense mechanism of mine, and I'm kicking myself for not realizing sooner why I've been on this feeding frenzy lately. Will try to check in here regularly for more accountability, as I worked way too hard to lose all that weight only to gain it back. Wishing you all the best.


Me: BW (32)
Him: WS (31)-Multiple ONS
Married: 1/3/05 Together since 5/2002
D-Day #1-3/2009 (4 years after the fact)
D-Day #2 3/2013(he confessed to 3 more ONS, 1 the month I found out I was pregnant)

Posts: 66 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: United States
musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 8:02 AM, July 31st (Thursday)

Mellie, I completely understand using food and weight as a defense mechanism. In fact, that has actually made this whole journey extremely scary for me - I'm losing my identity (as the fat girl) and my defense. I still catch myself eating when I'm not hungry when things get really emotional. Got any specific tips or tricks you use to keep yourself from doing that? I'd love to hear them.

[This message edited by musiclovingmom at 8:02 AM, July 31st (Thursday)]


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mellie99
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Default  Posted: 9:03 PM, July 31st (Thursday)

musiclovingmom,

Not gonna lie; it's tough. I still struggle with it, even though my eating is restricted somewhat due to the band. I physically have to pause, think about what's going on, and decide to do something different. I'm currently on WW again, so tracking food helps. Also, I got rid of all my 'fat clothes' earlier this year and refuse to buy anything larger, so whenever stuff starts getting tight I know I need to step my game up.

Previously when I felt myself getting overwhelmed I had to 'escape'; I would dismiss myself, give the baby to my husband, and go for a walk or jog. If he wasn't home then sometimes I would just have to put the baby in his crib and go to another room to decompress for a few minutes. Cleaning is also another one of my outlets when I get stressed...lol. No one outside of this forum knows about this latest diagnosis, so like I said earlier it's really been a struggle holding myself together and not having someone to talk to. Being here helps a lot, and know that there's always an open ear here if you ever need to vent.


Me: BW (32)
Him: WS (31)-Multiple ONS
Married: 1/3/05 Together since 5/2002
D-Day #1-3/2009 (4 years after the fact)
D-Day #2 3/2013(he confessed to 3 more ONS, 1 the month I found out I was pregnant)

Posts: 66 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: United States
mellie99
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Default  Posted: 9:03 PM, July 31st (Thursday)

musiclovingmom,

Not gonna lie; it's tough. I still struggle with it, even though my eating is restricted somewhat due to the band. I physically have to pause, think about what's going on, and decide to do something different. I'm currently on WW again, so tracking food helps. Also, I got rid of all my 'fat clothes' earlier this year and refuse to buy anything larger, so whenever stuff starts getting tight I know I need to step my game up.

Previously when I felt myself getting overwhelmed I had to 'escape'; I would dismiss myself, give the baby to my husband, and go for a walk or jog. If he wasn't home then sometimes I would just have to put the baby in his crib and go to another room to decompress for a few minutes. Cleaning is also another one of my outlets when I get stressed...lol. No one outside of this forum knows about this latest diagnosis, so like I said earlier it's really been a struggle holding myself together and not having someone to talk to. Being here helps a lot, and know that there's always an open ear here if you ever need to vent.


Me: BW (32)
Him: WS (31)-Multiple ONS
Married: 1/3/05 Together since 5/2002
D-Day #1-3/2009 (4 years after the fact)
D-Day #2 3/2013(he confessed to 3 more ONS, 1 the month I found out I was pregnant)

Posts: 66 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: United States
Myname
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Default  Posted: 11:10 PM, August 3rd (Sunday)

Only got 2 workouts in this week. Saturday and Sunday. I kind of dropped the ball as I know I could have gotten a 3rd in on either Monday or Friday. I was just being lazy.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

Posts: 3611 | Registered: Mar 2009 | From: Inside your computer.
musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 8:29 AM, August 5th (Tuesday)

My mom continually tells me that it's ok to miss a workout or have a cheat meal as long as that doesn't continue to be the pattern. Ease up on yourself and start fresh this week. You got this.

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Myname
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Default  Posted: 7:15 PM, August 10th (Sunday)

I got my 3 workouts in this week.

I really struggled through today's workout though. I was so close to quitting halfway through which is something I've never done before. My depression was getting the better of me. I stopped for a minute. Gathered my thoughts and pushed through it. I ended up finishing strong.

So much of exercising is a mental game. If you can get your head in the right frame of mind you can push through any workout. Too often people quit because "it gets too hard". I don't listen to my body when it whines because it's tired. I'm not saying go and push until you hurt yourself I'm just saying that sometimes you need to push past that "I don't wanna" voice.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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Myname
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Default  Posted: 10:38 AM, August 17th (Sunday)

I took this week off from working out. I was just getting overtired. A few weeks ago I skipped out on a workout and said I was being lazy (which was true). That is not the case this time. I think it was best for me to listen to my body and stop.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

Posts: 3611 | Registered: Mar 2009 | From: Inside your computer.
pizzalover
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Default  Posted: 11:07 AM, August 17th (Sunday)

Hi everyone. I didn't realize that this thread existed. I struggle with my weight too. Before D-day I had lost around 30 pounds. In the last year and a half, I have gained all of the weight back due to extremely poor eating habits. I use food and beer as a way of coping, which is not healthy at all. Before D-day I had established such healthy behaviors. I was going to a nutritionist and was running a lot (mostly on a treadmill) - I even completed 3 half marathons (granted I had to walk part of the time).

Last year I got a bike which I love to ride. BH and I ride in local parks and on rail trails. I need to make a commitment to getting healthy again. I turn 40 in April and would like yo get down to a healthy weight by then (I have 8 months). I recently called my nutritionist and will be going back to her next Friday. I am also planning on doing a 5K in November and a half marathon in April. I just need to get back to healthy behaviors. I'm glad to know that I will have support in this group!


Trying to rebuild each day

Me - WW 40
Him - BH 40 (mpb1974)
2 Furrbabies - sweet cats

Met - 8/13/99
Started dating - 9/11/99
Moved in together - 3/03
Engaged - 6/5/09
Married - 8/21/10
D-Day - 1/24/13
Affair started 5/09


Posts: 766 | Registered: Feb 2013 | From: Pennsylvania
norabird
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Default  Posted: 2:44 PM, August 20th (Wednesday)

Awesome pizzalover, great steps!


Sit. Feast on your life.

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pizzalover
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Default  Posted: 5:34 PM, August 20th (Wednesday)

Awesome pizzalover, great steps!

Thanks! I talked about my plans in IC, and we agreed that I need to take this slowly, and to not beat myself up if it takes me awhile to get back in shape. The weight didn't go on overnight so it is not going to come off overnight. I am glad that I will be able to come to this thread to get encouragement!


Trying to rebuild each day

Me - WW 40
Him - BH 40 (mpb1974)
2 Furrbabies - sweet cats

Met - 8/13/99
Started dating - 9/11/99
Moved in together - 3/03
Engaged - 6/5/09
Married - 8/21/10
D-Day - 1/24/13
Affair started 5/09


Posts: 766 | Registered: Feb 2013 | From: Pennsylvania
Myname
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Default  Posted: 9:01 PM, August 20th (Wednesday)

I need to take this slowly, and to not beat myself up if it takes me awhile to get back in shape. The weight didn't go on overnight so it is not going to come off overnight.

Great advice. And probably the healthiest way to do it.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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pizzalover
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Default  Posted: 9:04 PM, August 20th (Wednesday)

I figured 8 months is a good chunk of time to lose weight to be prepped for half marathon. Maybe not all of it, but a large amount. I figure 3/4 pounds a month, plus a deinite increase in exercise will make me healthier by my 40th birthday.


Trying to rebuild each day

Me - WW 40
Him - BH 40 (mpb1974)
2 Furrbabies - sweet cats

Met - 8/13/99
Started dating - 9/11/99
Moved in together - 3/03
Engaged - 6/5/09
Married - 8/21/10
D-Day - 1/24/13
Affair started 5/09


Posts: 766 | Registered: Feb 2013 | From: Pennsylvania
musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 12:06 PM, August 22nd (Friday)

Hey guys, the end of summer got to me and I'm back up a bit. Thankfully school has started and it is easier for me to keep a schedule (which helps me eat more appropriately and not make excuses about exercise). I've got this. And so do all of you! Keep up the good work!

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notgoneyet
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Default  Posted: 11:34 PM, September 1st (Monday)

Oh all my darlings. I had weight loss surgery one year ago. Of course I am 75 pounds down now but guess what I'm not one bit happier. Of course he admires my body but not me and I'm not sure if I want to stay or go.

Dont do what I did, life changing. Lose as you can and be happy with who you are. Or do surgery for yourself only and for your health.


Need to update: After almost 3 years at first Dday came DDay #2 which was a true PA with an employee. After discussion on DDAy, he appeared to realize what he had done and called her and went NC. Since then we have been in IC and MC but I am strug

Posts: 144 | Registered: Sep 2011 | From: mn
notgoneyet
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Default  Posted: 11:34 PM, September 1st (Monday)

Oh all my darlings. I had weight loss surgery one year ago. Of course I am 75 pounds down now but guess what I'm not one bit happier. Of course he admires my body but not me and I'm not sure if I want to stay or go.

Dont do what I did, life changing. Lose as you can and be happy with who you are. Or do surgery for yourself only and for your health.


Need to update: After almost 3 years at first Dday came DDay #2 which was a true PA with an employee. After discussion on DDAy, he appeared to realize what he had done and called her and went NC. Since then we have been in IC and MC but I am strug

Posts: 144 | Registered: Sep 2011 | From: mn
Whalers11
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Default  Posted: 6:04 PM, September 6th (Saturday)

Does anyone use MyFitnessPal who would be willing to add me as a friend? I originally signed up on there with some "real life" friends who are not active on it anymore.

PM me and I will give you my user name or you could give me yours.


Me: BGF - 34

And suddenly I see...what I lost ain't no loss.
-Richie Kotzen, "What I Lost"


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pizzalover
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Default  Posted: 5:13 PM, September 9th (Tuesday)

I'm so excited! I had my first weigh in with my nutritionist and I lost 5 pounds (and lost body fat)! I'm so proud! I still have a long way to go, but healthy habits are being reestablished which is the most important thing!


Trying to rebuild each day

Me - WW 40
Him - BH 40 (mpb1974)
2 Furrbabies - sweet cats

Met - 8/13/99
Started dating - 9/11/99
Moved in together - 3/03
Engaged - 6/5/09
Married - 8/21/10
D-Day - 1/24/13
Affair started 5/09


Posts: 766 | Registered: Feb 2013 | From: Pennsylvania
musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 6:52 PM, September 11th (Thursday)

Awesome pizzalover! Way to go!

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pizzalover
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Default  Posted: 5:29 PM, September 13th (Saturday)

Thanks musiclovingmom! I have a long way to go but it's a good start!


Trying to rebuild each day

Me - WW 40
Him - BH 40 (mpb1974)
2 Furrbabies - sweet cats

Met - 8/13/99
Started dating - 9/11/99
Moved in together - 3/03
Engaged - 6/5/09
Married - 8/21/10
D-Day - 1/24/13
Affair started 5/09


Posts: 766 | Registered: Feb 2013 | From: Pennsylvania
Shockedmom
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Default  Posted: 6:42 PM, September 13th (Saturday)

May I join you? Wanting to get toned and maybe drop down a size. Becoming fit is a goal but I have yet to really create a plan and follow through.

Whalers11, I would like to follow up with you however I am unable to PM yet. Let me know if there is another way to contact you.


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pizzalover
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Default  Posted: 9:47 AM, September 14th (Sunday)

Shockedmom
Of course you can join us! Welcome! I just joined myself. I love that there is this thread to get encouragment. I know that it will help me in my weightloss journey!


Trying to rebuild each day

Me - WW 40
Him - BH 40 (mpb1974)
2 Furrbabies - sweet cats

Met - 8/13/99
Started dating - 9/11/99
Moved in together - 3/03
Engaged - 6/5/09
Married - 8/21/10
D-Day - 1/24/13
Affair started 5/09


Posts: 766 | Registered: Feb 2013 | From: Pennsylvania
musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 1:41 PM, September 16th (Tuesday)

Broke my blender a week or so ago. Forgot and bought the makings of smoothies. Mashed a banana with a fork and stirred it in with my yogurt (Dannon light and fit Greek yogurt-toasted coconut vanilla), a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk and 3 tbsp flax meal last night. Let it sit in the fridge overnight and I swear this morning it tasted just like banana cream pie. Plus, it's packed with protein and calcium. No added sugar (or artificial sweetener). Yum!

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pizzalover
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Default  Posted: 7:33 AM, September 17th (Wednesday)

That sounds delicious! I will have to try it!


Trying to rebuild each day

Me - WW 40
Him - BH 40 (mpb1974)
2 Furrbabies - sweet cats

Met - 8/13/99
Started dating - 9/11/99
Moved in together - 3/03
Engaged - 6/5/09
Married - 8/21/10
D-Day - 1/24/13
Affair started 5/09


Posts: 766 | Registered: Feb 2013 | From: Pennsylvania
jo2love
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Default  Posted: 7:33 AM, September 22nd (Monday)

I need to post here more. I've been walking more, but dragging my feet on other exercises.

I lost 3 lbs in the past month. I've been upping my protein which is helping me snack less.


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musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 3:02 PM, September 23rd (Tuesday)

Back on track eating the right foods in the right sizes, drinking enough water and getting some exercise. Down 3 lbs this week. Glad to be back on the downward track.

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h0peless
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Default  Posted: 12:12 AM, September 24th (Wednesday)

I've lost nine pounds since I stopped drinking soda and started bringing healthier lunches to work. Another ten more and I will be right where I want to be. The muffin top is subsiding!

Posts: 2598 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: Baja Arizona
nolight
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Default  Posted: 5:02 PM, September 25th (Thursday)

Hi! I posted in off topic that I was about to start the whole30. I'm on leave visiting my family which is incredibly stressful for me due to a number of unresolved childhood issues and continuing problems based on their lifestyle choices so won't start until I get home which is next Thursday (food is my crutch and I'm usually all for throwing myself into challenges but want to avoid any additional stress while here as I'm working on rebuilding relationships- I then have a two day drive home and food choices are very limited!)

I am 173 cm tall (5 foot 8) and weigh 71kg (156 pounds) with a BMI of 23, I want to get down to 60-65 kg (132-143 pounds) which has always been my standard weight fluctuation range. I've been terrible with my diet since getting home from Afghanistan and really need to change! The whole 30 is a 30 day kick start that allows/bans the following:


BANNED
Sugar of any kind, beans of all kinds, peas, chickpeas, lentils, peanuts, grains, dairy, all forms of soy, alcohol, white potatoes, carrageenan, MSG or sulfites
ALLOWED
Meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, vinegar, fruit, clarified butter, ghee, coconut milk, Extra-Virgin olive oil, macadamia butter *limit intake of dried foods, nuts and seeds

Will start to update Thursday :)


We make our own fortunes and call them fate, and what better excuse to choose a path then to insist it's our destiny.

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annanew
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Default  Posted: 1:58 PM, September 30th (Tuesday)

I'd like to join this group.

I took two hours off work yesterday to write down my fears. Any fears I have in my life. I recommend everyone do this - it really helps you feel like you can get control. For me it was reassuring that most of my fears are things I can control or at least influence, and not fears like war or famine.

Three of my fears were:

- I will never cease this cycle of gaining and losing weight.

- I will never like the way I look in clothes long enough to enjoy a wardrobe.

- I will pass along my eating disorder to my daughter.

So. I need to get some control. I cycle between 130 lbs and 190 lbs. I am not at my maximum right now - probably 160 - but am gaining fast and indulging my eating disorder (secret binging - I will buy a large amount of pastries at the store and just eat them all at once after my daughter has fallen asleep or during a work break).

I may ultimately need to see a doctor. But my first steps are:

1. Log calories with fitness pal. Even if I consume a horrendous amount of calories - log them and don't pretend it's not happening.

2. Exercise. I love jogging so I can do this, but I need to do it early in the morning before I start overeating. When I get enough exercise it seems to curb my appetite.

3. Don't buy the pastries. Or buy fewer of them! Or buy something else! Like fruit. Or books.

4. Admit my eating disorder. Post here. Talk to a friend. Join a support group. I'm not terribly ashamed of it or anything I just don't tend to make it a focus or priority.

5. Sleep. I need more sleep. I have a 14 month old who is still not sleeping through the night - waking multiple times. Not sure what the solution is. I should at least take a nap with my daughter on weekend days, but it's hard when the to-do list is always so long.

If I can do two of the above five steps each day, that's a start, so that's my plan.

Thanks for listening.

[This message edited by annanew at 1:59 PM, September 30th (Tuesday)]


Happy single mom to a sweet little girl.

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nolight
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Default  Posted: 5:45 AM, October 1st (Wednesday)

annanew, I have BED too at times it has turned to bulimia but I've managed to control that for awhile now. I understand what you're going through and how difficult a disorder it is especially as it's overlooked in comparison to anorexia or bulimia. I'm happy to go on this journey with you

I started my whole30 today, will update here in a week!

[This message edited by nolight at 5:46 AM, October 1st (Wednesday)]


We make our own fortunes and call them fate, and what better excuse to choose a path then to insist it's our destiny.

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Ann2011
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Default  Posted: 3:36 PM, October 2nd (Thursday)

I need to join you! From my sig you will see the FIRST DD was almost two years ago. I have gained 50 pounds since then. I blame it on his EA that only recently ceased to be. I blame OW.

But really, I am the one that put every bite in my mouth. Losing the weight is part of my healing. I joined Weight Watchers last week. That is one of the tools I am using.


Me: BS 50ish and faithful
Him: WH 50ish and 3 EA's
Married 2011
First met: 1984; reconnected 2009
1st DD: Oct 30, 2012
2nd DD: May 30, 2014
Final DD: Aug 28, 2014

Posts: 260 | Registered: Sep 2014
jo2love
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Default  Posted: 4:04 PM, October 2nd (Thursday)

I'm down 1.1 lbs this week.

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newyearsdday
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Default  Posted: 6:55 PM, October 4th (Saturday)

I lost 80 pounds in the year after discovery and have been able to keep it off this year.
Running, biking and quitting junk food/fast food all together. Zero soda or beer.

I can help anyone who ask.

It helped crying off the first 25 in that first week. (doesn't make me feel any better cause what I'm going through)


People who need second chances

Always get it wrong first

Me BS 44
Her WW 39

Married 14 years
Together 19 years

Two boys 6 & 4

DDay 1/1/13
2 month affair with friend/contractor


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nolight
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Default  Posted: 6:25 AM, October 8th (Wednesday)

One week of eating clean down and I've lost 2.4 kg or 5.4 pounds I think I can already notice it in my face, I'm starting to look like me again!

I know most of it will be water weight but if I've stopped doing whatever it is that makes my body retain fluid I'm happy.

I've upped my workouts as well to 1-2 60 minute sessions of resistance or high intensity training 6 times a week. Also making sure my dog gets his daily walk.


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annanew
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Default  Posted: 5:01 PM, October 13th (Monday)


Congrats jo2love for losing, Ann2011 for joining WW, newyearsdday for keeping the weight off, and nolight for eating clean and losing weight!!!

I am checking in to say I've failed rather miserably at my goals. Stuck with the program maybe 3 out of 10 days, if that. I am going to try again this week.

nolight, thank you for your words of support. Only recently have I started to think of this as a disorder rather than some kind of moral flaw.


Happy single mom to a sweet little girl.

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emptyalone
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Default  Posted: 5:16 PM, October 21st (Tuesday)

This is my first post here as I prefer being a lurker; however, I would like to participate with this weight loss group.

annanew, I can really relate to you. I, too, have a tendency to lose and gain weight. I am currently in the middle at 128. I also like to buy pastries, or even worse make cakes and breads myself, and then eat it until it's gone. And then make a batch of cookies...

I have myfitnesspal but stopped using it after I was diagnosed with a heart condition. I am going to log in again for the first time in months!

I am a runner but have had to cut my mileage way down due to my heart. My goal is to lose 18 pounds and be able to run six miles by the end of the year.

I don't sleep well either but it isn't due to children. As far as your daughter is concerned, I highly recommend the book, Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems, by Dr. Richard Ferber. I used his method for my kids and it truly works. I won't lie to you though; it is difficult.


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refurb
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Default  Posted: 6:49 PM, October 21st (Tuesday)

Hi, add to what you weekly chart

add a + for just ffffing trying to hang in there
add a + for the times you missed exercising because you didn't put yourself first

those +'s count to the good in the lives you touch

much more than whatever way and how much the scale moves


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runningtothrive
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Default  Posted: 12:26 AM, October 28th (Tuesday)

Happy to report that I''m back to exercising after a week hiatus due to a brief cold. Surprised the cold was so short, since usually when I get sick, it lingers for weeks.

Got a long run in yesterday and did some strength training today. Feeling sore from the run feels good!

My appetite returned somewhat tonight after being severely diminished the past two months. Dealing with hopelessness and distorted self-imagery (comparing myself to the OW, ouch).

Training for my first full marathon, happening next month!


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musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 9:16 AM, November 3rd (Monday)

A marathon! Wow! You go!!
I have been miserably off track. Making myself get back on before the onslaught of food we call Thanksgiving and Christmas. Good news is, Halloween candy actually helps this. When I need a sweet, I can grab one little bite size candy and be good instead of eating an entire king size bag of peanut butter m&m's. I started a 5k training program and asked my husband to really hold me accountable. Running 3 days a week and strength and flexibility on my off days (we did yoga together last night). Also need to step up my water intake again. Cooler weather has meant a lot more coffee for me.

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annanew
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Default  Posted: 3:53 PM, November 7th (Friday)


Musiclovingmom (what sort of music?) you sound like you're doing great!!!

I continue to overeat in secret. Trying to hide it from myself I guess. Ugh. And I have now gained enough that my sleep apnea is back, which means between the apnea and my 15 month old my sleep is very broken which means my appetite goes up. Need to break this cycle before it goes too far. I was lying in bed the other night thinking - what if my heart has to work so hard after a binge one night that my daughter ends up motherless? That jolted me back into reality.

Need to start running again. For me that's always the key. I will check in on Monday and hopefully have something positive to report!!


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musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 5:28 PM, November 23rd (Sunday)

I've done well run it this week despite the cold. It's been hard to be motivated, but I've managed. Then, yesterday, my grandmother-in-law comes over and mentions over dirty floors and screaming kids how I'm getting chubby again. Ugh. Like I need a reminder. Here's to thanksgiving, followed closely by birthday, followed closely by Christmas. I'm sure I'll have to bust out my fat pants soon.

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Myname
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Default  Posted: 3:44 PM, November 29th (Saturday)

I haven't checked in here in a while. I have to start exercising again. I think I've found some motivation but it's still a struggle. Mainly the depression is what makes it tough.

Right now I need to get my diet a little more under control. I'm not overweight in anyway. Most people might describe me as underweight but I do want to try and lose a little bit of fat to help bring a little more muscle definition which I've lost over the summer.

So for the next few weeks I'm really going to be concentrating on eating better. Not eating less just a little healthier.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
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Myname
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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, December 7th (Sunday)

I did good on my diet this week. Stuck to eating healthy.

I did all my workouts although there were a few that were a real struggle because of the depression. In the program that I'm doing I get a "rest day" which I did a P90x stretch instead. I don't like taking rest days because it breaks my momentum. Doing the stretch keeps the routine for me so no break in the momentum and it's easier for me to keep rolling.

It's tough in the first few weeks when you are working so hard and not seeing any changes yet. It's where you have to trust the program/diet and stick with it.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
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musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 7:51 AM, December 8th (Monday)

WTG MyName! I've been slacking on workouts bad. Adjusting to a drastically changed schedule - homeschooling 5 kids who aren't mine while some friends are out of country. Hoping I can settle into a routine this week.

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Default  Posted: 10:01 PM, December 14th (Sunday)

I skipped a couple of workouts this week but that's because I was working so I don't fault myself for that. I'm doing pretty good with sticking to the diet. My body fat percentage has started to go down which is good.

How did you do this week musiclovingmom? Were you able to get into a routine?


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
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Kapooie
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Default  Posted: 12:28 PM, December 27th (Saturday)

Hello. New to SI but not new to infidelity.

Thought I'd join this group because I have a lot of weight to lose. I'm an emotional eater and have gained way too much. I wish that stress caused me to not want to eat.

The affairs have made me feel inferior in so many ways. I'm finally ready to tackle my weight issues. I figure I've already lost 225 lbs just getting rid of my stbx!!


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musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 12:53 PM, December 27th (Saturday)

Welcome Kapooie!

MyName - I have lost any semblance of routine through the holidays. And my waistline is showing it. Got a workout in yesterday and a menu planned for next week that doesn't include holiday goodies. Now that all the Christmas rushing is over and my friends are home from their adoption I already feel more normal. Hope that makes it easier to get back into good habits.


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Myname
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Default  Posted: 7:35 PM, December 27th (Saturday)

Hello Kapooie.

Recognizing your weakness (emotional eating) when it comes to weight loss puts you at an advantage. You use food as a coping mechanism. Is it possible for you to try and either make healthier choices when the emotional eating urge comes on? Or could you even replace eating all together with something else when the urge comes. Like another healthy coping mechanism.

I've managed to keep to my diet for the most part through the holidays although I did miss a few workout days here and there. I think I'm back on track now but I'm procrastinating doing my workout tonight. It's legs tonight. I HATE doing legs.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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inconnu
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Default  Posted: 5:02 PM, December 28th (Sunday)

I was coming to see if we needed to bump this for the New Year, and then to confess about how much I've been slacking off the past several months.

But, woohoo! There are people keeping the thread alive.

So really, I just need to own up to how much I haven't worked out, and to how much of the holiday snack food at work I've been eating.

The scale has gone back up, the clothes aren't fitting, but mostly I just feel stiff and kinda not right from not working out. Although, the feeling kinda not right is probably from the eating not right. But it's all tied together, I know.

So, back on track for me. I plan on hitting the gym after work tomorrow, hopefully sneaking back in as a regular before all the January newbies show up. I spent this afternoon food prepping so I'll have healthy options to pack for lunches, and easy to grab, healthy food for breakfast.

Tonight I am going to plan out a new weekly exercise routine, and work on some meal planning.


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Default  Posted: 5:12 PM, December 28th (Sunday)

Add me to the list of slackers.
I'm completely disgusted with myself and will be back on the wagon tomorrow morning (instead of waiting for Jan 1).

I got the PiYo workout dvds, have P90X on hand already, plus I have an elliptical, weight machine, and a treadmill. Seriously...there's no excuse (but I generally find one).

Sigh...back at it!


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DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

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purplejacket4
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Default  Posted: 11:46 PM, December 29th (Monday)

I'm new to this thread.

I've put on a bunch of weight since residency. Was just starting to lose when d-day happened. After two months of the infidelity diet though I rebounded up to maximum density. Blech,

This spring I started using a Fitbit. It records my sleep and steps and then I input the data for liquids and foods. Counting every damn calorie makes me accountable. If I havent "earned" the food I don't eat it. No special diet. Just overall sensible and minimal junk food (I don't like sweets so that's helpful this time a year).

Need advice and support for low impact exercises. Can't go to a gym (you've heard of childcare issues... I have dog care issues).

I am down a couple of pant sizes though!


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Her: FWS 49 (both family med MDs; together 19 years)
OW: who cares (PhD)
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ajsmom
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Default  Posted: 9:13 AM, January 2nd (Friday)

Hey all, it's me again!

Coming back to accountability here! I last posted March 20th - yowsa! In that time, I've taken a new job, moved to a new city, traveled near and far and put on 3.6 pounds, though I had some drops in between there. Certainly not the path I want onto my ginormous goal of losing 100 pounds. No excuses, other than I settled into some severe complacency with all that was going on.

One of my NY resolutions is stronger accountability, so here I am. I weighed in this morning and was down .4 from my last weigh-in right before the holidays, which makes me happy. I thought for sure more weight had crept on giving my eating frenzy, crazy travel schedule and lack of activity. I have a new gym now and have a stable routine of classes that I take so that's basically the same. It's 1.2 miles from my house which that eliminates THAT excuse.

I've just got to focus - I am determined to hit my goal this year, shooting for that minus 100 pounds mark (with 42 pounds to go) by June 1st if not sooner.

Here we go!



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TheRealDeal
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Default  Posted: 1:42 PM, January 2nd (Friday)

Hi everyone, I'm raising my hand asking to please join your group.

I lost 40+lbs in 2013 due to infidelity diet. Totally not a healthy way to lose weight, but I'll admit I liked how I looked. Was forced to buy a new wardrobe and got rid of my old clothes. Swore to myself that I wouldn't gain it all back.

well, you know how that goes....Slowly I've gained about 15-20lbs back and don't want it to become 25,30,40.

Over the past year I found excuses for not doing my exercises (walking, strength, yoga, jogging, kickboxing) on a regular basis. My eating is pretty healthy (lots of veggies, fruit, protein)but without exercise it doesn't make much of a difference for me

And I've identified I'm an emotional eater - which I'm working on in IC and group therapy to figure out what I'm avoiding and reaching for food instead.

Over the past two weeks I've been doing really well, even considering the holidays. And today at lunch time I did my yoga class since they were closed yesterday.

My goal is to lose those regained 15lbs, this time in a healthy manner.

By posting this I'm now accountable, not just to myself, but to a group of folks!


Me (BS): 47 him (Xws): 55
together 18 years
DDay1, DDay2, Dday 3: March - June 2013
Dday4 + June 2015 through January 2016
Status: done I called it quits 1-6-2016
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annanew
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Default  Posted: 2:46 PM, January 2nd (Friday)


Happy New Year all! Rather than a resolution to do with weight loss this year I made mine about accountability and transparency. I will log everything with myfitnesspal and fitbit. I will not do secret eating or shopping. If I'm going to eat a treat, I'm going to do it in front of someone. My shopping will stick to my grocery list, no more cookie runs. If I'm going to get a treat, I have to write it down on the list first and admit to myself that I'm buying it. Any treats will be portioned out into baggies and kept in the freezer to avoid impulse eating.

Also, I will start weighing myself. I'm going to do my first weigh in on Jan 15. If I do it now I will get discouraged and give up.

Ok so far I've kept to my plan for 1.5 days, lol. I think if I can keep to it for 4 weeks it will start to become habit. I will check in here weekly.

Good luck everyone!


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Kapooie
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Default  Posted: 3:09 PM, January 2nd (Friday)

Day one struggles...

I always do good for breakfast and lunch. I don't snack at work. But 4:00 rolls around and I start thinking about what I want for dinner. Evenings are my worst time. Once I start eating it's like I can't stop. I'm not hungry anymore, it's just mindless.

Exercise is hard for me because of a bad lower back and neuropathy in my feet.

Any advice on what to do about the mindless eating? Anyone have any good techniques to use?


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Myname
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Default  Posted: 7:13 PM, January 2nd (Friday)

Wow this thread got lively after new years. Welcome new people and those returning.


Need advice and support for low impact exercises. Can't go to a gym (you've heard of childcare issues... I have dog care issues).

What about a good old fashion walk with the dog? If you have an area with hills that would provide some resistance as well.

There is a you tube channel called fitness blender. If you go to their you tube page and search "low impact" they have several low impact home workouts.

Any advice on what to do about the mindless eating? Anyone have any good techniques to use?

I'll admit that I'm not trying to lose weight but gain weight in the form of lean muscle. But I still have to watch my diet very closely. I do find myself craving food when I'm not hungry.

When I want to eat out of boredom, I grab something healthy to munch on. Usually beef jerky (high protein low fat no carbs). Although baby carrots, celery or some other kind of veggie with fat free ranch dressing for dip works well too. I don't eat directly from the bag so if I want more I have to get up to get more.

Fruit is a good choice if you are craving sugar as fruit is high in sugar.

Also, I always have veggies and lettuce prepped so I can just grab what I want and I don't have to prep stuff. I don't keep junk food in the house.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 9:25 AM, January 5th (Monday)

I binge eat when I'm bored or sad or angry. The only way I have developed to cope with it is to stop, ask myself if I'm actually hungry and start with a glass of water. If I'm still feeling the need to eat after a glass of water, I usually slice up an apple and sprinkle it with cinnamon. Fixes my sweet tooth and doesn't cost me too many calories. I keep apples on hand all the time. I also have stopped keeping junk food in the house except for the specific amount of treats I need to pack in my husband's lunches.
I tried something new today and will further adapt it tomorrow when my daughter actuay goes back to school. Netflix has a kids show called Bo on the Go! That encourages kids to move in fun ways. Today, I did that with my kids and then my workout. Tomorrow, I'll get up before them, do my workout, get them up and do Bo and then breakfast. Hoping this helps my routine and helps my daughter focus for the day (and it won't hurt my feelings if it helps my older son make it through the day too).

[This message edited by musiclovingmom at 9:28 AM, January 5th (Monday)]


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TheRealDeal
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Default  Posted: 9:51 AM, January 5th (Monday)

As part of taking personal accountability I am posting here instead of grabbing food. just typing out my thoughts, so I apologize if its confusing but maybe some of you will be able to relate.

I'm definitely an emotional eater - its "easier" for me to grab for food when I'm feeling sad, angry, hurt, etc

The reason I do that - which I am actively exploring in IC and group therapy - is because its "easier" to find something that makes me "feel" better instead of dealing with those sad, angry, hurt feelings.

I recognize that the food is a substitute for dealing with those feelings and the food isn't actually making me feel better. Its a vicious circle.

I'm angry right now due to something that occurred and I cannot address it until later on this evening, but I'm still thinking about it.

Half the battle has been identifying it as anger -so I'm proud of myself as realizing that. Identifying my emotions is the other part of my IC work.

My usual habit is to reach for something to eat....but today I won't. Instead I am posting here.

IC is today I know he'll help me break it down further and give me an idea for a quick anger-outlet instead of food. I'm working right now so I can't go for a walk or run.


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together 18 years
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Dday4 + June 2015 through January 2016
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Myname
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Default  Posted: 9:59 AM, January 5th (Monday)

Good job Realdeal on posting here and resisting the food temptation.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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purplejacket4
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Default  Posted: 2:43 PM, January 5th (Monday)

Unfortunately walking my dogs is not low impact due to their 100+ pounds and complete unruliness. I have actually sustained injuries in the past walking them. I now let them get their own exercise by wrestling each other and orbiting around my acreage. i'll have to find something else.


Me: BS 46
Her: FWS 49 (both family med MDs; together 19 years)
OW: who cares (PhD)
Dday: 10/11: 11/11 TT for months; NC 8/12
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Myname
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Default  Posted: 7:58 PM, January 5th (Monday)

Walking your dogs sounds like high impact heavy weight training.

I don't do a lot of low impact stuff so I don't have a lot of ideas of what you can do. I'm sorry.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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TheRealDeal
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Default  Posted: 10:08 AM, January 6th (Tuesday)

i am fortunate to work for a large corporation who actively provides opportunities for their employees to obtain healthy lifestyles. they've offered it for years but I was in denial that I need help.

one of the programs is to meet with a health coach at one-on-one sessions, up to 12 times a year. I just setup my first appt with a coach to discuss fitness/weight/nutrition. venturing into unknown territory but that seems to be my life for the past 2 years. But best of all, it's free of charge!


Me (BS): 47 him (Xws): 55
together 18 years
DDay1, DDay2, Dday 3: March - June 2013
Dday4 + June 2015 through January 2016
Status: done I called it quits 1-6-2016
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musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 1:36 PM, January 6th (Tuesday)

TheRealDeal - what an great opportunity! I am totally jealous!!

Stepped on the scale this morning and was disheartened. One week of eating right and exercising. My body is sore and I'm feeling deprived of those foods I love again (you know, chocolate and cookies lol). The scale didn't budge. Trying to remember that this is not an overnight process. Took me 6 months to settle into habits that I trashed in a few weeks over the holidays. Hopefully it won't take me 6 months to get back in a good groove.


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annanew
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Default  Posted: 12:10 PM, January 7th (Wednesday)


Well I am committed to the transparency and accountability so I am posting. I was in compliance and eating right and exercising and feeling great! Until I went back to work Monday. I am facing about 3 big deadlines at once. Immediately fell apart.

I still haven't gone back to *all* the bad habits but let's just say I ate a lot of cookies and a few bags of chips. My writing-it-on-the-grocery-list rule? Didn't help. I just wrote the grocery list in the parking lot outside the store and then threw it away later lol.

I will force myself to log all the eating in myfitnesspal.

Anyone have any good substitute activities for avoiding stress-eating? So far I've come up with:
-reciting a mantra - but I can't find any I like
-getting in the car and blasting Radiohead or something
-twenty jumping jacks

Sometimes these tricks work but I think I need a whole suite of tools and not just a few.

By the way, I like this article that includes foods that can be substituted when you are craving sweets or bread, on the presumption that you are actually craving a particular nutrient. Can't say whether it's totally based on scientific evidence, but I like the concept. Might help someone: http://www.thelondoner.me/2012/01/anti-diet.html


Happy single mom to a sweet little girl.

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annanew
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Default  Posted: 12:14 PM, January 7th (Wednesday)

By the way mlm, don't get discouraged! A woman at weight watchers once showed me two pictures of herself. In each she weighed 160 pounds. In one she was a size 14, in the other she was a size 8. It was all muscle!

There are lots of reasons the scale might not budge. I'm actually not a fan of weighing-in even weekly. Go by how you feel, and how your clothes fit.


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musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 8:29 AM, January 9th (Friday)

Cheated a bit at my MOPS brunch yesterday, but made sure I ate super nutritious foods the rest of the day and really didn't do too bad on my overall calorie intake. Worked out for the 5th day in a row and I really am sore, but my energy is so much higher throughout the day. Cheers to the weekend!

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Default  Posted: 1:21 PM, January 9th (Friday)

I stayed the same as last week at weigh-in today which I consider a victory as I injured my back from coughing due to illness and wasn't able to work out at all last week. I’ve been released to start again on Monday so that should be interesting after an almost two-week hiatus.

I want to encourage all of you new starters here to not be so hard on yourselves as you begin this process. What you are trying to achieve is a lifestyle change, and the only thing consistent with most people about change is that it's hard and unloved.

That said, I’ll ask rhetorically “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer: “One bite at a time.” It’s going to take perseverance and consistency to reach your goals, but along the way you have to be kind to yourselves in that it is also going to take TIME – and lots of it. Our bodies are not made for drastic changes, and even though you may have weeks where you lose a lot, you’ll have weeks where you don’t lose much or anything at all as your body adjusts to the new things you are trying to do to it.

I started my journey over two years ago, the goal being to lose 100 pounds. I’ve got 42 to go, and I’d be lying if I said it was easy. It’s been very hard to retrain my mind and my body into this new way of living, but along the way I’ve learned a lot about myself. Most importantly, I’ve learned that if I’m diligent and patient, my body will “listen” to what I’m trying to do and cooperate. As I built onto my workout programs, I was able to see something I hadn’t seen in a LONG TIME – definition to my body. Here’s the funny thing – if you were to see me IRL, you might be shocked at how much I weigh – and sometimes I am too - but what’s important to me isn’t so much the number on the scale, it’s how I look and feel about myself which is exponentially better than before. I am now down three sizes, and though I haven’t measured myself in a long time, I’d guess that I’m down a boatload of inches too.

All that said, the one thing I am most proud of is how much healthier I am. I am off ALL medications I took before. I rarely if ever even take Advil now because I’m in better shape and just don’t hurt as much, my guess being my pain tolerance has improved. I moved mid of last year and had to get all new doctors who were stunned when they read my before charts and compared them to my new results. A funny story – as I was lying on the table waiting for my colonoscopy to begin, the new doctor doing it looked at me as said “Wow! You’ve really changed things for yourself and are incredibly healthy now.” Why thank you doctor who’s about to put a stick up my butt! THAT is why I chose to make the changes I have – I have an entirely new outlook on my life and how I want to live.

Hang in there and work small goals into big results. You can do this, and we’re all here to help you!


[This message edited by ajsmom at 1:21 PM, January 9th (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 12:27 PM, January 12th (Monday)

I get discouraged a lot in this process. So, I figured I would post today about a tiny victory. I subscribe to a workout plan that is delivered to my email. The email contains a link for each day's workout video on YouTube. I did not get my email this week. Seems to be a problem several people are having. My first thought was to just wait until I got the email. Around lunchtime, it started to bug me that I was going to be behind. I jumped on YouTube, searched for the workout title and filtered by recently added. There it was. Workout done. Being proactive in making sure I do my workout is a HUGE step forward for me!

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Default  Posted: 12:45 PM, January 12th (Monday)

That is awesome MLM. You actively searched for it rather than using the missing email as an excuse. that's not a tiny victory but a big one! A step forward to change.
AJsMom nailed it by saying "work small goals into big results"

I had an "off" weekend; didn't exercise as much as I had wanted. I began to mentally beat myself up, and then recognized what I was doing. So instead of continuing down that road, because beating myself up wasn't helping me, I changed it to "I didn't do what I intended on Saturday, so I will do my exercise class today instead".

ETA: just realized you had also included this statement and I agree this is HUGE, congratulations!!!

Being proactive in making sure I do my workout is a HUGE step forward for me!

[This message edited by TheRealDeal at 12:59 PM, January 12th (Monday)]


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Default  Posted: 10:58 AM, January 14th (Wednesday)

Wednesday is my weigh-in day. I'm down 5 pounds. Also an inch around my waist and an inch around my hips. Been doing good on food intake and sticking with my workouts. I am definitely noticing that my muscle tone seems to be coming back more quickly than before. Definitely good news.

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Default  Posted: 1:26 PM, January 14th (Wednesday)

way to go MLM, that's great!

I didn't do too well yesterday; stressful day at work and afterwards reached for food...goldfish crackers. I should have reached for the snap peas or carrots instead but didn't. I noticed I was doing it beforehand, and ate those crackers anyway. Of course after eating 1/4 of the bag I felt "bad" and got myself up and moving to a short workout since I hadn't exercised yet.

it's a rollercoaster; good days and not-so-good days but I'm back up on the horse and having a positive day today.


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Default  Posted: 12:52 PM, January 18th (Sunday)

Just found this thread!!

I'm BH recommitted to myself and getting myself back in shape.

I've been using MFP to journal my food - I'm Jkinct if anyone else is on there...

Down 19lbs so far - and toning up tremendously!


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Default  Posted: 3:58 PM, January 18th (Sunday)

Welcome MWCBM.

I haven't posted on here in a few weeks but I have been coming on and reading about everyone's progress. MLM it sounds like you are doing awesome. I'm so happy for you.

I've been doing really good with my workouts and diet. I only missed one scheduled workout day in the last month or so. My body fat % is basically down to where I want it to be. My muscle definition I lost towards the end of the summer is back and dare I say better than before.

My goal now is to start gaining more lean muscle weight. I've lost body fat but the scale hasn't moved much because I was gaining muscle at the same time.


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Default  Posted: 1:58 PM, January 19th (Monday)

Thanks! Had an amazing moment when I weighed in this morning - excited to share my journey with you all.

I'm jkinct on MFP if anyone wants to connect.


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Family: DS (3) and DS (2), another one coming (finally here- it's a girl!!)

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Default  Posted: 7:15 PM, January 19th (Monday)

Hi! Jumping in here! So the divorce diet hasn't hit yet- in the first few days of shock I didn't really eat but since then I want anything that is a carb, especially if that carb has cheese on it. Need help! If I don't come out of this thinner there is no justice whatsoever. :-)


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Default  Posted: 10:08 AM, January 20th (Tuesday)

Welcome, manwhocantbemove and newyearsurprise!

Whelp, I was up 1.6 at weigh-in last Friday. Argh. I know what it was - a much too fun loaded trip back home.

Back to basics, I go!


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Shutup  Posted: 9:35 PM, January 20th (Tuesday)

Hello!

Here I am trying again.
44.4 lbs to go.
My "lose it" site tells me I will be down to my goal by November, 2015.

I can't believe it's gotten this bad, but I'm tracking, exercising, and stop eating when I hit my calorie goal. Today is again, Day 1 for me.

Being 44, this is harder for some reason.

--BR.


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Funny  Posted: 9:45 PM, January 20th (Tuesday)

Okay you're gonna think I'm a huge dork.
But I was on the treadmill today and did this mantra as I walked.

First, I counted down the weight.
Like "173, 172..." to each milestone.

When I got to a milestone (5lbs) I would say 'yay! party! new clothes!' (which is my reward for losing)

When I'd get to my goal weight, I'd say 'yay! goal! new clothes! party!' because i plan to have a party to celebrate hitting it.

Then I would count out maintain, 4x12 times, one for every week to maintain for a year.
then "yay, new clothes!" because that will be the reward for maintaining for a year .

My reward system is every 'on the 5s' weight goal I will go to the thrift store and get myself something. The 'on the 0s' weight goal I will go to a department store and get myself something.

Yep. I'm a dork.
I chanted my way through 23 mins of fast walking.

Hey, it worked.


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Default  Posted: 8:24 AM, January 21st (Wednesday)

I met with the health coach at work (see my prior post).

It was informative and she gave me a few tips, especially surrounding emotional health and how that plays a role in healthy weight. I told her still going to IC so she was very supportive of that, too. She also had other resources offered by my employer that I'll be checking out.
I had to set goals with her, too. We meet again at the end of March as a followup with my short-term goal.

My short-term goal (3 month): pre-measure and divide my go-to foods into baggies/containers before putting them into the cupboard/fridge.
My long-term goal (1 year): lose 20 pounds and maintain.

Between being accountable to SI, the health coach, and most importantly to myself, I think I have what it takes this time around!

Oh, and I don't know if I can mention it by name or not but I re-visited an exercise video website. They are all free, and are anywhere from 5 min to 60 min long. If I can post the name let me know because its a great resource. And did I mention FREE?!
I did a 40 minute routine yesterday - my legs are saying a loud hello to me this morning!


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Default  Posted: 10:02 AM, January 21st (Wednesday)

Good job everyone! Setting attainable goals and finding something that motivates your workout are so important.
My weigh in was this morning. I'm down .6 pounds since last week. I ate quite a few more sweets this week than normal, so I'm glad I netted a loss. Also, my waist is down 3" since the first of the year!

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Default  Posted: 11:19 AM, January 21st (Wednesday)

Can I be here too?

For most of my life, my family and other folks have said that I could stand to gain some weight. After I had my son four years ago, I dropped the pregnancy weight pretty quickly and went back to my usual. Ever since I stopped nursing my son in July (he was 3.5 y.o.), I have gained weight. My family, friends, and therapist/caseworker said that I look so much better. Was feeling good about this.

Then the psychiatrist made a passing reference to me "eating to excess" and the nutritionist said that I could stand to lose a few pounds.

I don't even know how. When I try to do most exercise, my knees, neck, and several other body parts hurt in ways they shouldn't. Don't know what's a sustainable diet, I'm struggling with several other health stuff so wheat, meat, and dairy are complicated, as are various spices... What's a healthy way to lose weight?

Forgot to mention: I now consistently weight 20 lbs more than I used to and cannot seem to drop any of it.

[This message edited by silverhopes at 11:22 AM, January 21st (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 11:48 AM, January 21st (Wednesday)

I have always had a hard time losing weight. My dr had me switch to a lower GI diet. Much lower in carbs and higher in protein than I was used to. Also, more veggies. Basically, he recommended drastically reducing white flour, white sugar, white rice, white potatoes and corn (and corn products). Also, I drastically increased my water intake. I find even when I'm eating right and exercising I make little or no progress if I'm not drinking enough water.
As far as exercise, do you have access to a water aerobics class or even a pool? Swimming is a great whole body exercise and is very low impact.

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Default  Posted: 12:30 PM, January 21st (Wednesday)


silverhopes.... I would confront your psychiatrist about the eating comment - which is outrageously out of line and should never be said to ANY patient - and ask the nutritionist for more detail. Tell them your background. Nutritionists are used to seeing people with the opposite problem, they are used to seeing people who have a lifelong history of being overweight. They are probably in the habit of telling people to drop a few pounds and hey - if it makes you come back for more appointments then all the better, right? Listen to your friends and family.

Ok now, back to my weekly confession. I have been terribly out of compliance and haven't stuck with any of my goals. But I am going to keep trying! I just got through some major deadlines at work and that should help.


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Default  Posted: 10:34 PM, January 22nd (Thursday)

^^ Thank you both, those are really good tips. So more water, more veggies, less carbs… I don't have access to a pool unfortunately but might be able to budget a YMCA membership…

I take long walks, and garden, but that's the only exercise I do now. It's not enough. Used to practice Aikido and Yoga a long while ago, but don't have time or resources for that now.

I do think I need to ask the nutritionist to be more specific. As for the psychiatrist, he's rather snarky and is always saying things that get my dander up, so to speak. Not sure if it's intentional on his part or he really doesn't realize how much he pisses me off. Ah well.

What kind of exercise does everyone here do? And how did you get started doing it?


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Default  Posted: 1:36 AM, January 23rd (Friday)

silver, the good thing about yoga is that it can be practiced anywhere. There are resources on the web, like yoganonamous, that have free videos you can follow.

I also advocate Womens' Health magazine's website. They have 15-minute workouts that will kick your ass plus just about every other kind of exercise, weight reduction plans, recipes, etc. You don't have to pay or even buy their magazine. Everyone has 15 minutes a day to exercise...

I love WeightWatchers for weight loss. It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change. You can literally eat anything and lose weight. A very small percentage of the world's population have to limit certain food, like carbs. The rest of us just need to eat sensibly.

Because you are tiny to begin with, you will have some difficulty losing weight, and you won't lose it as fast as someone much larger. You may not even have to lose weight; you may just need to convert it into muscle. The more muscular you are, the easier it is to lose because you will burn excess fat at a higher rate.


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Default  Posted: 12:04 PM, January 23rd (Friday)

Keep it up those who are working on it! Get going those who are not!
2015 so far, ran 77 miles, biked 156.

Goals for the year Run 800, Bike 2000.


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Default  Posted: 1:01 PM, January 23rd (Friday)

Adding to the earlier topic - one thing that has helped me lose weight is the cell phone App - "MY FITNESS PAL" - it is a food and calorie tracking journal - and if you committ to being honest and tracking EVERYTHING -- you WILL lose weight.

It's amazing how quick those "cheat bites" or "I'm just gonna finish my kids nugget" calories add up!

I had used the app on and off before and have been steady since early January on it. I plan on losing 20 more lbs this year and gaining some solid lean muscle and toning up. So far everything is going well in that regard.

NYD - I love the goals - get 'em!!


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Default  Posted: 6:41 PM, January 23rd (Friday)

Goals for the year Run 800, Bike 2000.

You da man!

I love the MFP app. I've been using it for a few years and now only "loosely" track my food. Meaning if I'm hungry I go over my "set" calories but sometimes I come under. Usually if I go over it was a day that I worked/worked out extra hard. I also found that, without planing it, I have a cheat day every two weeks.

I mainly try to watch my fat and sugar intake. It's the only thing I really restrict myself on.


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Default  Posted: 3:11 PM, January 24th (Saturday)

Just made kale chips - snowed in the house - what I really want is potato chips.

If I use my imagination - I can almost trick myself into thinking these are as good LOL!


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Family: DS (3) and DS (2), another one coming (finally here- it's a girl!!)

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Default  Posted: 6:52 PM, January 24th (Saturday)

I've found soy nuts to be a good substitute for potato chips. I've never had kale chips. Any chance you could post the recipe?


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Default  Posted: 9:02 AM, January 25th (Sunday)

I'm going to lose 240 lbs this year! STBXH.


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Default  Posted: 1:22 PM, January 25th (Sunday)

Myname:
Preheat the oven to 350...take your kale (I buy it in a bag precut and ready).

Put dry kale on baking sheet and Use either a tbsp of olive oil drizzled over it OR olive oil cooking spray (I use the cooking spray...less calories) - sprinkle with sea salt.

I cook it for between 10-15 mins - until it gets crispy.

Enjoy!!


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Default  Posted: 2:43 PM, January 27th (Tuesday)

one of my short-term goals is to pre-measure my snacks into "serving sizes" using snack-size baggies.

Progress has been made...goldfish crackers are now all baggied up. So are a few other items. AND I marked each baggie with the number of calories in each one.
Must be a mind game because ever since doing that I've not reached for any of them.

I'm doing at least one workout each day. The length of each varies, could be a quick 10 minute video all the way up to 45 minutes depending on my mood. but at least doing something! I'll also take a walk if there is no ice on ground.

started doing 10-20 jumping jacks instead of reaching for food when feeling emotional and want that food-comfort. jumping jacks certainly kill my food-focus for the moment.


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Default  Posted: 3:16 PM, January 27th (Tuesday)

Hi, I'm new. :) Hello everyone!

The skinny on me (<- irony) is: I am 5'1", my ever highest weight was 197. Lost 65 pounds in a too short period of time by under eating and over exercising. I recommend this for NO ONE. Gah! I had gained 40 back during the course of my last relationship with you-know-who. Finally decided to get back on the waggon in April and I'm down to 149.4. But who's counting? My goal is to get to 130 but my real goal is 129.9.

Coming here because my mental mojo is going south.

Just reading through these posts are so encouraging and uplifting!

Has anyone tried Shirataki tofu noodles yet? OMG - they are amazing if cooked right. I made a 250 calorie chicken pad thai dish over the weekend and it was so delish.

I'm going to have to try those Kale chips now!

Oh, and toasted corn is a good substitute for chips as well. I also really like the Special K Crisps. A touch expensive but less guilt.

So that's my share!

[This message edited by IrishGirlVA at 3:18 PM, January 27th (Tuesday)]


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Default  Posted: 12:11 AM, January 28th (Wednesday)

Thank you Sazzy! I am checking out those links!


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Default  Posted: 9:04 AM, January 28th (Wednesday)

So glad to hear everyone doing well!
TRD - I am always amazed at how easily I reconsider a snack when I actually have to face how many calories are in it. And, good for you with the jumping jacks. What an awesome swap!

IrishGirlVA - I have not tried those noodles. I often swap spaghetti squash for noodles, but it tends to taste a little sweet to me. Corn is on my list of restricted foods (high GI), but I roast chick peas. I season them with some paprika, chile powder, garlic powder and salt and roast them until they are crispy. Sooooo good. Gotta watch the fat content, but they are also full of fiber and protein!

I'm down 1.6 lbs this week for a total of 7.2 this month. Now, if I can just keep from completely blowing that while I'm taking a girls' weekend this weekend.


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Default  Posted: 1:01 PM, January 28th (Wednesday)

Totally hitting up that kale chip recipe - thanks!

Had a crazy end of week last week and forgot to post an update. I lost 3.8 pounds the previous week. I'm on WW and had noticed some zig-zagging with losing, losing, losing then a gain to 86 the losses. Had about enough of that.

I went back and revisited how I've done on the plan and did some tweaking to my food. I came to find out that those yummy little sesame thingees I love to put on my salads were a huge culprit. I get 26 points per day, they are worth 5 when measured correctly, which is exactly what I wasn't doing - was doing more like palm-fulls. They are gone now and will become a treat. Lesson learned.

I tried Body Combat (Les Mills program) for the first time last night. Lots of fun and a good workout. (Think "shadow boxing.") I recommend it if your club offers it.


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Default  Posted: 3:22 PM, February 1st (Sunday)

I tried the kale chips. They were okay. Taste wise I thought it was surprisingly good. They were just way too thin. I used the curly kind of kale. There is another variety of kale that has more of a flat leaf that I've heard is better for making kale chips. I didn't know how good kale is for you though so I will probably hit up some kale chips every so often.

I've been doing good with the diet and exercise. I haven't missed any of my workouts although the depression makes it difficult sometimes. Today is leg day. I hate doing legs. I'm posting here in an attempt to push it off just a little longer.

I've actually increased my calories the last few weeks. I've hit my body fat percentage goal and I'm about 5 lbs from one of my goal weights. It's what I weighed right before D-day and it's haunted me for the last 6 years. I'm hoping to be able to get there by the end of February or more likely early March.


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Default  Posted: 10:04 AM, February 4th (Wednesday)

You're doing awesome MyName! I'm proud of you for your fortitude in this and other areas of your life!

ajsmom - I get the measuring thing. I have really had to train myself about what a portion of anything looks like. I still usually bust out the measuring cups just in case.

I spent the weekend in Salt Lake City with my two best girlfriends. We drove, shopped, ate, drank and took in a show. As a result, I'm up .6 pounds this week. Not bad, really. Home and back into my routine already, so by next week I should be golden.

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Default  Posted: 6:49 AM, February 5th (Thursday)

I had a long weekend out of town visiting family. Definitely ate more than intended but did at least get some activity by bike riding, roller-skating and walking around theme parks.

I've gotten back to my healthy routine starting yesterday.


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Default  Posted: 8:44 AM, February 11th (Wednesday)

TRD, it's so hard to maintain healthy habits when we are visiting people. Good for you jumping right back in when you got home.

I've nothing encouraging to report this week. I've been eating well, drinking plenty of water and exercising as normal. I'm up .8lbs (that's 2 weeks of continuous gain). My measurements are stagnant. I also pulled a muscle in my right leg. Hopefully this plateau passes quickly.


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Default  Posted: 11:24 AM, February 11th (Wednesday)

TRD, that's great that you were able to get back into your routine.

I took a scheduled weekend off from my workouts on Saturday and Sunday. Monday I fell into a deep depression after IC and skipped my workout. I forced myself to workout last night but it wasn't a good workout.

Depression has been my biggest obstacle with getting my exercising done. I don't even feel like getting out of bed never mind be active. If I skip a workout or don't do my best I feel even worse.

Anyone else deal with this? How do you exercise when you're really depressed?


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Default  Posted: 8:22 AM, February 13th (Friday)

I'm having the same issue, Myname. I'm so stressed and sad right now, I'm losing my way with my daily workout. It's been a long road to start getting in shape, and eating right. Now my home life is in such turmoil, I'm finding it hard to focus or care. Any motivation anyone can give would be great, or any advice on how they stuck to the plan during bad times.


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Default  Posted: 8:10 PM, February 13th (Friday)

I may be answering my own question a little here but I have a whole list of things that I use to motivate myself to workout.

The main thing is having a goal of what I'm working towards. It creates a purpose for the exercising and eating healthy.

When I'm getting ready for a workout or in the middle of a workout I remind myself of my goals (the purpose). When I don't want to bump up the weight a little more than last time I remind myself of the reason why I'm doing this and it helps me dig a little bit deeper.

Why don't I eat a big fat piece of chocolate cake? Because I want a 6 pack and that's more important to me than stuffing my face with chocolate cake.

When I'm depressed this strategy doesn't really work. All I can think of is how much I hate myself and it makes it difficult to focus on bettering myself. Goals don't matter much at that time.


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Default  Posted: 11:27 AM, February 15th (Sunday)

Not my best week this week.

As I posted earlier in the week, I skipped my workout Monday do to my depression. Not a good excuse but that's what happened.

I had to skip most of my workout Thursday. My shoulder had been hurting for a few days (I don't know why) and Thursday was a shoulder workout. I started the workout but was in pain during the warm up and knew I was going to really hurt myself if I kept going so I stopped. I ended up doing abs, so it wasn't a total loss.

I did okay with my diet this week. In the end I didn't gain weight and I didn't lose weight. My body fat % stayed the same so I guess no harm, no foul.

Hoping for a better week this week.


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Default  Posted: 12:06 PM, February 15th (Sunday)

I battle the same thing, it's a vicious cycle at times.

Though I got back into my routine right after my family visit, this past week I've been struggling to do my workout. It seems "easier" not to do it, but then I give myself such a hard time for not doing it (those darn critical voices in my head), and then I feel worse...and so then I wonder why I try at all...and the downward spiral continues.

What I've done over the past 3 days is focus on doing a small workout; not an entire 45 minute routine that I'm used to, and not my entire 1.5 hour yoga class but just 5-10 minutes.

First I focused on a 5 minute routine. And after 5 minutes I felt in a better place mentally. I focused on the positive 5 minute workout and didn't beat myself up thinking "I should have done more". I just let it be. It sounds so easy..."just let it be"....but honestly that can be really hard at times. But I did it and anytime that little voice said something else in my head I focused on the 5 minutes I did work out.

The next 2 days I did a 10-minute workout each day. And again those voices-in-my-head started up but I refocused on the positive 10 minutes.

I plan to do a 15-20 minute workout today and see how I feel. The website I use has many different workouts and the time limit can be chosen. It's all free too

My go-to workout is a very brisk walk around the neighborhood but the weather here has been brutal and even my cold-weather gear doesn't help. All I feel like doing at times is hibernating and not going out at all for anything. I'm so looking forward to warmer days...I'd take anything above 20F right now because I'll walk even then. But that doesn't seem likely for at least another week, perhaps beyond.

Hang in there MyName and Heartstuck. Perhaps start again with a 5-minute workout. And as hard as it is, and believe me, I know it is hard, focus on the positive step you took in doing 5 minutes.


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Default  Posted: 3:37 PM, February 15th (Sunday)

I've been exercising regularly for a couple of years now, and have graduated to hiking trails. Hiking is intense, and I love it, it gives me a real sense of accomplishment, and has been part of my daily routine for the past nine months. I've also been on a weight loss campaign since last May, and have lost about 30 pounds.

Part of my problem is D-Day just happened, and now when I find myself in the middle of the cold dark woods, with my trail runners on, I don't feel free and invigorated...I feel terrified and overwhelmed. Same if I run on the treadmill, halfway in I start thinking about the future and I panic. I want to run for real, but there's nowhere to go.

Also nauseous, so I can't eat, which makes my heart pound even harder when exercising. Thinking about buying some Boost or Ensure and hiding it in my office, just so I have the energy to work out.


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Default  Posted: 2:33 PM, February 17th (Tuesday)

Though I got back into my routine right after my family visit, this past week I've been struggling to do my workout. It seems "easier" not to do it, but then I give myself such a hard time for not doing it (those darn critical voices in my head), and then I feel worse...and so then I wonder why I try at all...and the downward spiral continues.

This is me to a "T".

Heartstruck, with your D-day so recent I applaud you for even attempting any exercise. For me there are days, even now, that just getting out of bed and getting the mail is a feat.

Take it easy on yourself. I do think ensure or something like that would be good to start drinking.


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Default  Posted: 4:09 PM, February 17th (Tuesday)

I can relate, Myname. If it wasn't for my son, I'd have crawled under the covers and not come out yet. I forced myself to eat today, and went for a long hike in very snowy woods. It was just beautiful. It helped there were cross country skiers out, and a few other hikers. When I didn't feel so alone out there, it improved my mood. Came home and finished shoveling the driveway out and the deck off, which was not beautiful, but needed to be done.

I still need to lose 20 pounds or so, but I'd like to continue to lose weight without sacrificing muscle. Stress starvation isn't going to help me at this point, so the Ensure is going to be purchased! It'll be a lot easier to keep track of my calories (not too much or too little). I realize I can't live on Ensure, but maybe it'll help me through the worst days.


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Default  Posted: 8:10 PM, February 22nd (Sunday)

I did pretty good with my workouts this week. It's still a battle of the mind with the depression but I force myself to get up and do the workout.

The last few weeks I seem to be low on energy, so I'm going to try bumping up my calories a little bit and see if that helps. I've also noticed my weight is not moving up at the same rate the last few weeks which may also indicate I'm not eating enough.


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Default  Posted: 11:22 AM, February 23rd (Monday)

I'm not sure if my post belongs in this thread, but I just feel the need to vent about celebrity weight loss:

I am SO TIRED reading about celebrities who lose 30+ lbs, and then turn around and say "I just gave up cheeseburgers and fried chicken!" or "my exercise is running around trying to catch up with my two kids!"

I don't remember the last time I ate fried chicken (cheeseburger, yes)! But yet I struggle....

Ok, vent over.


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Default  Posted: 11:47 AM, February 23rd (Monday)

My experiment seems to have gotten me back on track with exercising...

I posted on the 15th that I wasn't exercising like I had been and wanted to, but couldn't seem to do it.

So I started with a 5 minute routine. Yes, 5 minutes only, and told myself that was good, I didn't need to do more, 5 was good. I then increased it to 10 minutes the next day. And stayed with 10 minutes a couple of days. Kept my focus on the positive of those 5-10 minutes.

I'm now getting back to 30-45 minute workouts, or yoga classes but if it doesn't happen every day, I don't mentally beat myself up. If I've been active outside for necessary winter work (breaking up the ice dams in driveway and gutters, shoveling snow, or a fast-paced walk just to get some sunshine), I consider that my workout.


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Default  Posted: 12:26 PM, February 23rd (Monday)

I love this ^^^.

I hit the yoga mat on Saturday for 90 minutes, first time in for-e-ver. I can only manage a couple of Sun Salutations and two rounds of Warrior, then lots of stretch and shavasana.

I could really feel those muscles I haven't used for awhile as they recovered yesterday.

Going to work it up and add one more round each week to see how far I can go.

Lucky I live on the west coast where we're having spring right now, so biking and walking is ON.

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Default  Posted: 4:35 PM, February 23rd (Monday)

Awesome update Realdeal!!!! So proud of you!

Shaken, I don't know if I really believe celebs (or anyone for that matter) that say they didn't have to work to lose weight. I think they just want people to think that they've got it all together and that they don't struggle.

Change is hard. No matter what the change is. Be it weight loss, over coming an addiction, or whatever. The fact of the matter is changing something in you is tough and it takes time. There's a process to it.

The only thing that you can do is focus on your own goals and progress. Finding motivation from someone who is a little farther along is good but try not to compare your progress to their progress.

This is something I struggle with everyday. I'm a skinny guy. I've always been a skinny guy and always will be a skinny guy. I'm trying desperately to gain weight but it's very slow going. I have to remind myself that I'm never going to be like "that guy on TV".

I can only work with what I've got. I can't become something I'm not but I can take what I am and make it the best me that I can be. That's all I can do.


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Default  Posted: 10:16 AM, February 25th (Wednesday)

Been gone a couple of weeks. Good to read everyone's progress. I have been super busy and emotional. Then, a couple days ago my household started getting the death cold. I swear. Anyway. I've been of of my workout groove and eating whatever my husband makes for me (soooo NOT low white carb food). Good news is, I haven't really gained or lost. Just kinda holding steady. Feeling somewhat better today. Hopefully I can ease back into my workouts tomorrow and report a loss next week.

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Default  Posted: 11:11 PM, March 1st (Sunday)

I did pretty good with my workouts this week. I had a scheduled off day but then took the next day off as well. In my defense I did a lot of physical work that day so it wasn't like I did nothing. In hindsight I think it was the right decision to take an extra day off.

On the eating part of things... Not so good. I was supposed to increase my calories this week. Not only did I fail in that but I ate less then what I had been eating.

I know it's no excuse but the depression got the better of me this week and I've been sick to my stomach from anxiety and stress the last few weeks.

Needless to say no weight gain this week or the last few weeks. If I don't eat enough there's no point to working out.


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Default  Posted: 3:13 PM, March 2nd (Monday)

{{Myname}}

Was too upset to walk on Friday after CC, but I managed to make some time for myself on Saturday, and went for a long hike.

Nourishing and caring for our bodies is critical, especially when we're feeling depressed. It's easy for me to say it, and rationally understand it, but it's very hard to force myself to do.


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Default  Posted: 7:49 AM, March 4th (Wednesday)

hang in there Myname. The highs and lows can be difficult to navigate, especially the lows. I hope this finds you in a better place today.

I was feeling off for a few days, can't say I was really sick but not feeling well so I gave myself an exercise break for a few days..but with compassion and no judgement. Yesterday I got back into the swing of things.

I'm slowly coming to accept that's how my life just "is" right now and don't try to fight it anymore.


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Default  Posted: 11:14 AM, March 10th (Tuesday)

Finally, finally, finally actually kicking this nasty cold turned sinus infection. So glad too. Did a little today and realized I have lost a lot more strength than I thought. Feels good to have done any exercise though. I won't weigh in tomorrow as I'm sure I'd just be disappointed. Next Wednesday I'll be all over it though.

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Default  Posted: 12:08 PM, March 10th (Tuesday)

I took my first zumba class last week. It was like regular aerobics from the 90's, but set to Latin music. I liked it! But now I can't go up or down stairs without my but aching

I wanted to take the spin class, but didn't get up in time. Maybe next week. I do think I need to "mix things up" in order to get all over fit - not just the strong legs I get using the treadmill.


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Default  Posted: 12:03 PM, March 13th (Friday)

Shaken - good for you! zumba is fun...I took a series of classes and enjoyed it. I'll have to look into them again.

I started indoor-tennis lessons this week for 6 weeks to give myself variety. we'll see how those go!


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Default  Posted: 2:33 PM, March 15th (Sunday)

Hi all,

I am new to this thread - i have always battled with my weight. I have a lapband, which got me from 145kg to 96kg and now im back up around 115kg thanks to the fabulous 'coping' diet ive been on since Dday. I'm not really looking for diet advice or anything, ive been around this block enough times to know the drill. I just never realised this thread was here and wanted to throw my hat in as someone who has dealt with it for a long time and is finding that after 5 years of doing pretty well with it, this experience has thrown me right back into unhealthy reasons for my eating choices. I will get sad, angry or withdrawn and suddenly feel no guilt or self control at all about smashing down a whole litre of ice cream and washing it down with a litre of milk (dairy is my best friend/enemy lol). So i know its becoming like so many things... alcohol, drugs etc. I just thought id share that and also figured i could offer a unique perspective here to anyone with or considering a gastric band.

Have a great day all - Happy Monday :)


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I'm back walking after foot surgeries last May and December to straighten my toes. My feet are finally as normal as they'll ever be, considering I have degenerative osteoarthritis.
Walking maintains my weight range.
I lost 55 lbs back in fall 2011 to early spring 2012 and have kept it off, just fluctuating about 5 lbs every so often. Now that spring is almost here and the sidewalks are dry I intend to walk every day!!!


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Default  Posted: 10:14 AM, March 19th (Thursday)

I always forget about this thread! I'm down 48 pounds over 2 years. This year I have lost 17 pounds so far, 9 over the last month following the Whole30 elimination diet, walking the dog 2-3 miles a day, and going to the gym for Zumba 4-5 days a week for an hour. This is the smallest my kids or my husband has ever seen me!

This is huge for me, because in November I was hospitalized for a week. For the next month I was walking with a cane. I gained about 10 pounds over that timeframe. The steroids they put me on certainly didn't help any.

But, I am beginning to feel like me again. I had a follow up with my neuro last Friday, he said my MRI looked good, and he said "I'd like you to start an exercise program" I told him what I just told you all and he said "Oh, ok then" I said "Since I'm doing that, can I do a more intense class?" he said "have you done it before? You are ok to go back to whatever you did before, just don't start anything new." I said "I used to run, you told me not to anymore. So, I can run now." He sighed and said "Fine, you can run. You can do what you want. Just drink a lot of ice water and when your leg goes numb, stop it and take a nap!"

So, I guess I'll start running again.


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Default  Posted: 4:11 PM, March 25th (Wednesday)

Year three d-day is approaching so I started a massive low carb diet effort at the beginning of March. I have lost 13 lbs so far. My fWW is also dieting, but she always seems to try and talk me into cheating on my diet, ironically.

Any of you ever have that experience? Do you think she thinks I have ulterior motives for losing the weight?


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Default  Posted: 12:05 PM, April 2nd (Thursday)

My fWW is also dieting, but she always seems to try and talk me into cheating on my diet, ironically.

Any of you ever have that experience? Do you think she thinks I have ulterior motives for losing the weight?

It is likely her only intention of trying to get you to cheat on your diet is because SHE wants to. She isn't trying to hold you back, per se, but rather she doesn't want you to get ahead of her.

I used to sabotage my BFF all the time. We were both trying to lose weight but when I wanted that occasional high calorie meal, I'd want her to want it too. It helped me enjoy my french fries more if she wasn't eating a grilled chicken salad.


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Default  Posted: 12:13 PM, April 2nd (Thursday)

I haven't checked in here for a while. Figured it was time.

I had a "girly" doctor's appointment yesterday. I'm turning 43 this year and things are just -- well -- not normal anymore. :)

I cried to her about my weight loss plateau. My goal weight is 130. My super secret GW is 124. I've been stuck at 145 for the last 4 weeks. I occasionally have high calorie meals but I always make up for it with eating better the next day or ramping up exercise. But this # is not budging. I want to budge, not buldge! Sheesh. So she ordered some blood work to include thyroid.

I have never, ever wanted a medical issue before in my life until now. Because if my thryroid is screwed, it can be fixed. And if it can be fixed, I can get this weight off!! Gah!

Been reading the posts and everyone is doing so great!!


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Default  Posted: 9:11 PM, April 6th (Monday)

Kinda fell off for a while. Got really sick. Thought I had it licked and I didnt. Been dealin with some stress and emotions and for me that equals eating. Starting to settle into whatever this new normal is going to be (husband driving over the road) and got a real workout in today for the first time in weeks. Feels good. And it fills some of the empty created by being the only adult in the house.

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Default  Posted: 11:49 AM, April 19th (Sunday)

I''m going to try something different this week, instead of meal plan (I love to find recipes, make grocery lists, and cook), I''m going to stock up on healthy foods (fruit, yogurt, olives, nuts, raw veggies, maybe some granola), then eat when I''m hungry. I think I tend to give too much importance to preparing and eating an elaborate meal than eating when I''m hungry and eating only as much as hungry for. For example, I think I put too much importance on needing protein with each meal, planning each meal, and eating at a certain hour, rather than asking myself if I''m even hungry and what do I want to eat? I want to become more in tune with if I''m hungry, how hungry am I, and what am I hungry for.


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Default  Posted: 6:08 AM, April 23rd (Thursday)

Mind if i join in here? I really need to loose the weight ive gained since D-Day, ive gained more than 25 lbs in a year from both eating wrong but also not working out in addition of being of sleepers and anti depressants that made me eat a ton.

Im not starting the diet today but on monday as i got a hard weekend ahead. What diets are good/effective these days?

Ive done low carb diets before but it made me really sick.


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Default  Posted: 5:33 PM, April 26th (Sunday)

Instead of thinking low carb, think low glycemic index. Still higher in proteins and veggies, but still allowed complex carbs. My dr recommended limiting my intake of refined sugar, white rice, white potatoes, white flour and corn in any form. When I stick to that, I lose a lot more weight. Portion control. 3 small meals and two snacks a day. Lots of water. Exercise. All the general advice. Hope you find something that works for you!

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sullymeishadomi
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Default  Posted: 5:57 PM, April 26th (Sunday)

My last weight recorded a couple of months ago was 255 lbs. I think I gained some more after that dr appt.

For the last 1-1/2 weeks I have been clean eating. Meat, poultry, fish, produce and raw milk products. Oh, and water. I am off refined foods, grains, and caffine. I made clabber for the first time.

I do not know how much I weight, but my stomach looks smaller, the legs of my jeans and shoulders of my shirts are looser. This is more about health than weight loss as I am trying to accept me as me, but if I lose weight in the process, hey....

Now, I just have to get physical. Walk. Go to the gym. Morning stretches. Something other than rushing around Monday mornings at work.


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theseseatsRtaken
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Default  Posted: 4:30 PM, May 3rd (Sunday)

I have been eating a low carb, high fat diet for 6 weeks now and since day 1 have lost a bit over 3 kgs. 1/2 a kilo a week is said to be the normal healthy speed when you eat this way.

I have to say, i was just as sceptical as anyone when i looked into losing weight on a 'high fat' diet - but wouldn't you know it!!

I am cooking everyday, eating real, nutritious food, and enjoying every mouthful because fat is not the enemy! Sugar is! I am fuller for longer, I am feeling better.... its remarkable.

Anyone else giving this a thought pls feel free to PM. (Men only - women happy to discuss here on thread)


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Her: BW 32 (RomanticInnocenc)
DS1: 18 months DS2: Due September
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musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 12:03 AM, May 7th (Thursday)

Stress (and stress eating) have been my friends this week. But, I've also managed to track my calories, get in a decent amount of exercise and I'm doing well with my water intake. I'm actually down 3 pounds since last week. Yay.

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RightTrack
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Default  Posted: 11:54 PM, May 14th (Thursday)

Yeah! I just started back on My Fitness Pal too. Post DDAy I lost about 50 lbs but have gained 30 back last year. I guess I'm good at losing and excellent at gaining but maintaining is difficult. Good luck to you!

I'm trying to trade wine and beer for Perrier and Diet ginger beer. So far I've made it 6 days.


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BrknHrt2015
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Default  Posted: 5:41 AM, May 17th (Sunday)

I need to lose 40 lbs. I get very distracted by my H and the stress I feel from his activities. He told me the reason he cheated was because I was overweight. Instead of losing weight to try to keep him, I just stayed the way I was. It made me sick that he was talking about my weight when we had 3 children and had both worked extremely hard to build a successful business together. I want to lose weight for myself now but I get so distracted by the stress of our divorce. Your advice is appreciated

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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 5:50 AM, May 17th (Sunday)

Joining in. I've. Lost 27lbs since November and I've hit a plateau. I want to be down a total of 30 by the end of this month.
I'm having surgery at the end of juNe which will have me unable to exercise for 4-6 weeks, so I'm nervous abouT gaining back what I've lost.
After I'm recovered, I'd like to drop another 10lbs by october.

I've been setting small goals, maybe a few pounds a month and has worked well thus far... But the scale has stopped the past few weeks. I have given up all junk (cookies, candy, chocolate, ice cream, cake) and been walking 2x per day when possible- once during lunch if I'm in the office and once in the evening. Plus an ab workout at home. No time for the gym... This is the best I can do right now.

I talked to my chiropractor who said I need to drop the carbs. Period.

But if I don't have a Mimi bagel for breakfast, I'm starving by 10am. I've tried other things for breakfast, but the Mimi bagel is the only thing that holds me over.

Plus summer picnics, parties are going to be tough for me....


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HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 9:36 AM, May 19th (Tuesday)

27 pounds is amazing, don't give up! Found a copy of South Beach Diet in the book bin so am rereading that. It's easy to follow and seems to work for me, so you may want to check that out. It's not total carb surrender, which I refuse to do.

I'm down six pounds since last month yay! I took a look at portions and that's an eye-opener.

Switched to sourdough toast in the morning, one slice only, half the caloric load and it's lower on the glycemic scale, which seems to make a difference.

Also stopped having a chapati wrap for lunch, substituted salad with lots of goodies instead, and take boiled eggs to bump up the protein.

And exercise, if I'm not getting out on the bike now there's no excuse, the weather has been perfect, so off to work I go and at least a couple of two-hour rides every weekend.

Taking the long way home is a treat as the scenery is very nice, and there are hills involved, so there go some more calories right there.

My issue is with white wine in the summertime. Why did they make Riesling taste so.damn.good??? And beer, the highest thing on the glycemic scale.... why.... why....

Now to assemble my weight room, I bought a bench and some really nice chrome dumbbells so looking forward to working out with those too.

Burn baby burn!

[This message edited by FaithFool at 2:41 PM, May 19th (Tuesday)]


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Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
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to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 8:06 PM, May 30th (Saturday)

I made it to my end-of-month goal this morning of 30 pounds! This is the least I've weighed since before I was married.

I'm hoping for 5 more by the end of June, but I have a week of vacation in there that will undoubtedly mess that up.

I have surgery at the end of June and will be off of work for 4 weeks... Not sure when I'll be allowed to exercise again... Which worries me... I'm really going to have to watch anything I eat during this time since I can't exercise to burn it off.

Once I'm healed I'll have to get back in gear asap. I have a vacation planned with a fwb and another couple in October that I want to lose an additional 10 pounds for...
I'm determined.


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Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, May 30th (Saturday)

As I was on my daily walk the other day, I thought to myself that I don't know if I can keep up this pace for the rest of my life. Walking, exercising, it is taking a lot of time that I don't really have. Other things have been put on the back burner so I can squeeze in the exercising and walking.

Weight loss is so Hard....


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Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
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sparkysable
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Default  Posted: 12:05 PM, June 3rd (Wednesday)

I just joined weight watchers. I've been emotionally eating and have gained quite a bit. My dad might even join with me also, so I will have that added family support


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DD - 6 years old
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Sadjacey
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Default  Posted: 5:08 AM, June 9th (Tuesday)

yes - losing the weight is one thing (88 pounds in my case) keeping it off is another. I also wonder whether I can keep up the exercise regime and the eating control. It was easy at first - but now I sometimes revert to eating behaviours from before Dday. Not good. But I pick myself up and don't continue them - that is good. If only it was easy for me to lose weight as to put it on.


Me: BS 61
WH: 60
Married 40 years
Together more than 40
Porn use known since 2005
DDay: 11.24.12 - found emails to prostitute,
Disclosure: TT for months. Still not sure whether I have it all.
DDay 2: 2.20 2013 phone, txt to same prostitute found

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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 11:05 PM, June 9th (Tuesday)

Other things have been put on the back burner so I can squeeze in the exercising and walking.

Well if you don't put yourself on the front burner, who will?

Down 7.5 lbs now. Finally a long-overdue breakthrough in a long plateau. It's not as much as you guys, but I'll take it.

Onward.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 11:06 PM, June 9th (Tuesday)]


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Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
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to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 8:32 AM, June 14th (Sunday)

Oh man. The stress eating leading up to and the actual week of vacation killed me. I stepped on the scale this morning and I had gained 7 pounds. Not cool at all. Just picked out my workout routine for this week. Determined to get this off and start on a downward track again.

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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 11:34 AM, June 14th (Sunday)

Good for you. Gotta take that bull by the horns...

I've finally gotten my full set of dumbbells and am really enjoying just being able to do a few sets whenever I feel like it, instead of having to schedule a full workout.

While dinner's heating up or the beer is cooling down.

It's a whole new thing for me to have that right in my apartment. I'm glad I chose to make that investment in myself.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 11:34 AM, June 14th (Sunday)]


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 11:17 AM, June 15th (Monday)

Day 2 and doing good. I was sore this morning, but pushed through my workout anyway. I forget how much more I accomplish in general when I'm working out. Anyway. Got a couple of real life friends to check in with me (I'll skip out if I don't have someone checking that will actually be able to see my progress or lack thereof). Tracking my calories again too. Just to get back in the habit of making good choices and appropriate sizes.

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Default  Posted: 11:53 AM, June 15th (Monday)

Tracking is great. It really reinforces the notion that it's better to earn the calories you don't need if you're not exercising...


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Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 8:46 PM, July 2nd (Thursday)

I had surgery on Monday.. Will be off work for 4 weeks. Can't lift over 10lbs for 2-3 weeks...
Today I started walking. Walked a mile. Slow mile. Felt tender when I got back home, but I made it. Baby steps. I don't want to back slide. I'll stick with the mile for a few days then slowly add a bit more and increase the speed.
My appetite isn't great yet, still unsettled from surgery, so that's a plus.
Hopefully by August I can kick myself back into full gear and get back into working on the abs.
I have a vacation in October that I have my goals set for!!


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Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
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roxy760
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Sad  Posted: 11:15 PM, July 2nd (Thursday)

I want to lose weight but can't seem to get going.where do I find the will power? I'm 52 years old. Should I even bother? I don't feel good about myself at all.


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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 12:01 PM, July 3rd (Friday)

Roxy- you have do it for you and you alone. Find something that works for you... Everyone is different. i will agree it is super hard. Do you have a friend that can join you? Maybe start by walking together... I enjoy walking with friends because that also give me some talking time too. Walking fast or slow, depends on who I'm walking with... But it is still activity and I'll take it.

Here's what happened to me... I'll try to make is short...

I was a junk food addict. Mostly chocolate. But when I say adict, I mean it in every sense of the word. I could eat a bag of candy without blinking, without even realizing I ate it all. If I ate one piece, I had to eat 20. I couldn't stop.

One day I ate waaaay too much(kids Halloween loot). I decided this is ridiculous I have to stop. So I gave myself a goal. No chocolate until thanksgiving weekend. Had some over thanksgiving then said no more until Christmas week. I was doing good with this. In that time I had dropped maybe 7 lbs. then in the winter I went away for a weekend with a guy (kind of fwb)... The first I had been with anyone since XWH 5 years before. I was soooo self conscious. I was a wreck the whole weekend. While this guy was wonderful and attempted to boost my confidence, I just couldn't shake how I looked. I am only 5 feet tall, so every pound shows terribly on me.
That was it... That weekend was my biggest turning point...
I then decided to cut out All junk... What I called the c foods... Chocolate, candy, cookies, cake, ice cream, chips... This was going to be until Easter. I also started exercising at home... Doing some ab exercises. Then once the weather got nice, I started walking while my kids were at their activities. This gave me time to think, walk, clear my head...
I also mad small, very small goals for myself... Maybe 4-5 pounds per month max. I wrote down my goals... Some months I made it, some it didn't. If I didn't, I said, ok... Let's readjust the number for next month. Didn't beat myself up.
This is for me... Just for me... The guy I was with told me I was beautiful that weekend we were together(I haven't seen him since because he lives 5 hours away)... But I wanted to feel more confident FOR MEthe next time I did see him... And any other day. Plus, my clothes were too tight and I needed to so something. Pants were cutting me in half at the waist.

Recently went on vacation with family... My mom made tons of cookies to take. I told myself I could have 2 per day... Guess what happened? First day, I ate 7 cookies and 3 pieces of candy in about 15 minutes. Didn't beat myself up... But I knew that I couldn't continue that. So... Keeping the new habits are not easy. Losing weight is not easy.

Only be accountable to yourself. If you want to do it, make sure it is for you and you only.
Look at your problem area... Is it junk like mine or is it fast food? Everyone is different. Start slow. Cut back slow. Once you see results it's easier to continue on.. It's that initial step that is the hardest.

Keep posting.
Support helps.


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Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” ~Maya Angelou

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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 2:32 PM, July 3rd (Friday)

I'm 52 years old. Should I even bother?

Pffft.... I'm 62, and have never felt better.

Do you want to be sick and feel awful as you get older?

Then don't exercise or tackle your bad habits.

If you want to have energy, vitality and strength, you will take the bull by the horns and get busy.

Do it for yourself and nobody else.

Start by listing your bad habits here. We won't tell.

@ feelinghurt: My co-worker has your problem, and is now cursed with a fatty liver. Part of that is genetic, all the women in her family are morbidly obese, but a lot of it is habit.

I can have one of my favourite biscuits, usually just on a weekend or stat holiday, that's my baseline rule for treats but NOT binges.

Binges happen with me when I have red wine in the house. Then the chocolate stash diminishes somewhat, but it's not a regular occurrence.

I always go to fitnesspal now and enter it all in so I can see that line that says IF EVERY DAY WERE LIKE THIS ONE YOU'D WEIGH 172 LBS.

Been there, was once nearly 180, and I'm never going back...

[This message edited by FaithFool at 8:07 PM, July 6th (Monday)]


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Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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nekorb
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Default  Posted: 8:36 PM, July 7th (Tuesday)

Well, I decided I post on so many other threads in the I Can Relate forum, I may as well get it together and join you guys here as well.

Right when I found out about the A, I was on the infidelity diet, could barely stand to eat, was escaping to the walking trail several times a week to cope, etc and lost 25 pounds.

Then WH finally moved out, the stress eating began, and I put it all back on in a heartbeat.

Bottom line is, I just don't feel good anymore at this weight. I'm about 175 now, and would like to be closer to 140, but I haven't seen that number, literally, in over 20 years.

I do have a history of an eating disorder - compulsive overeating, and have addressed it in therapy, but...I'm clearly teetering near the edge of the wagon, even though I'm not full on engaging in behaviors.

I MUST get it together. What has worked for you guys? I need something sustainable.

I have to tackle these severe sugar cravings.

I have to stop the emotional eating.

HELP.


Me: BS 44; Him: WH 47 aka CAT- colossal asshat; Married 22 years
D-day: July 2013, with TT to follow
D filed July 2014, 1 yr. later than I should have
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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 8:29 AM, July 12th (Sunday)

What has worked for you guys? I need something sustainable.

I have to tackle these severe sugar cravings.

Walking... I enjoy walking. If I'm alone, it gives me time to think, clap ear my head. If I'm with others, I enjoy being able to walk and talk with someone els.

As for sugar cravings.. When I gave up eating the junk, I found that I wanted it less (my story in a nutshell is a couple posts above)... I was even able to cut a chocolate pb egg for my kids and didn't eat any of it!

It's hard... It is.

In fact I was just going to post that I'm slipping.... And I have to get myself back on track. I had lost another 7lbs since my surgery and was feeling good. But picnics, parties, birthdays (3 in the last 3 days) have gotten me off track and I gained 3 back.. Since we still have party food and goodies here at the house, I'm giving myself today to indulge. After that I have to kick my own butt and get back on track. I've been allowing myself to steer off course a little too much and it's getting comfortable again. I don't want to fall back into that.

I'm afraid of gaining back what I've worked so hard to lose...


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Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” ~Maya Angelou

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nekorb
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Default  Posted: 9:59 PM, July 13th (Monday)

Soooo...define "junk", exactly. Do you just mean candy, ice cream, cake, etc....or is it anything overtly sugary? Starbucks, my pretend instant coffee (general foods), etc?


Me: BS 44; Him: WH 47 aka CAT- colossal asshat; Married 22 years
D-day: July 2013, with TT to follow
D filed July 2014, 1 yr. later than I should have
Psalms 27:14 Wait for The Lord; be strong and take heart. Wait for the Lord.

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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 10:29 PM, July 13th (Monday)

For now, the junk I gave up was the candy, chocolate, cake, cookies, ice cream, chips,... As that was my biggest problem area. If I can't make it to my goal (or continue heading in the right direction), I will have to cut back on the pasta/breads too.

I don't usually do high cal/sugary drinks. I do put sugar in my coffee and will indulge maybe once /month in a coffee-type drink that is way bad. But I normally don't have coffee out, so usually not an issue.

If you can do it, moderation is key. Sure you can have it, but in moderation.
Unfortunately, for me, I am like an addict with the "junk type" stuff... When I have some/any, I just want more and I can't stop. So I have to stay away


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Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
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nekorb
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Default  Posted: 10:18 AM, July 14th (Tuesday)

Yeah - that is kind of how I am with candy, cookies etc. 1=20.

After reading about FaithFool saying she checks out fitness pal everyday, I decided to check it out. The picture for the app looked familiar...I downloaded it on my phone and on a whim tried to login with me standard login for that kind of stuff.

Lo and behold, I have an account. I hadn't logged in for 55 MONTHS, and my starting weight was 176 pounds...exactly what it is now.

I lost weight when I first found out about the A - lost 25 pounds...but it wasn't healthy weight loss, it was that starvation that happens because you're so distraught you can't look at food. You all know what I mean. Gained it all back when WH finally moved out.

I feel like I'm between a rock and a hard place...but maybe I just need to revamp the horrible habits I have (emotional eating) and recognize that 1 cookie does equal 20, so maybe don't have one unless one is all that's available to me.

Hmmm.


Me: BS 44; Him: WH 47 aka CAT- colossal asshat; Married 22 years
D-day: July 2013, with TT to follow
D filed July 2014, 1 yr. later than I should have
Psalms 27:14 Wait for The Lord; be strong and take heart. Wait for the Lord.

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newyearsurprise
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Default  Posted: 4:31 PM, July 19th (Sunday)

Hi! I have gained 40 lbs or something since d-day so its been a toughie, I am obviously cocooning/eating my emotions. I was also on an antidepressant/antianxiety due to extreme anxiety over it all and it just left me drained/lethargic/hungry but I went off it about a month ago. Last year I was a fitness instructor, this year I am embarrassed to go out in public. I have woken up and decided to change. I asked for a prescription for phentermine and am feeling more energetic and motivated and also not as hungry, thank goodness. Trying to work back into healthy ways with better food choices and meal planning.


DDay 12/31/14
Me: BS
Him: STBXWH announced that he wants a divorce before Christmas and moved out right after
Collateral damage: 2 beautiful boys age 5 and 8
OW: howorker

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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 6:47 PM, July 19th (Sunday)

I was at work the other day and someone brought up some cake she'd made for "Food Day" in the office downstairs from us.

These Food Days are a tradition down there and, sadly, most of the women who work there are obese as a result.

I've let it be known that I don't eat baked goods as a rule, so I have no problem declining when offerings appear. I always get the Scooby Doo looks like "Wha???? you don't eat baked goods???"

It's like I'm an alien from another planet or something.

Then my boss, who has a severe Starbucks addiction, brings in coffee for us all (bless her), and I've managed to get her trained to make mine a nonfat latte.

If I'm having a tired kind of day I'll put some sugar in it, but I enjoy the taste of it plain now. The milk sugar is more than enough.

I swore off pop years ago, so that's not even an issue.

As for pasta, I've pretty much dialled that back down to an occasional treat as well. I love love love cheesy baked pasta more than just about anything. But it packs pounds on like nobody's business, especially since it goes so well with wine.

So, to review, no cakes, cookies, ice cream, bagels, boxed cereal, pasta or junk beverages inhabit my kitchen.

Sourdough toast (one slice) in the morning, with PB and jam, black coffee and a raw brazil nut (for the fat and the selenium).

It keeps me going until midmorning, when I usually have a cold hardboiled egg, plain.

Big salad for lunch with protein and every colour of veg and some fruit (lately I've been loving strawberries in there, but pomegranate and apple are good also).

Big flask of green tea gets me through most of the day, and if I'm still hungry I'll have some raw walnuts and almonds with a few dried craisins and a little bit of dark-chocolate-covered ginger (antioxidants!).

Yummiest trail mix ever.

Today I'm bad, I have kettle chips in the house, so have to make some hummus and will probably have that for supper with a salad.

Rule of thumb, if you keep junk out of the kitchen, it helps.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 6:49 PM, July 19th (Sunday)]


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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LonelyDad
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Default  Posted: 3:24 AM, July 20th (Monday)

Mind if I Join you lovely guys & gals here?
I feel my motivation failing and ive hit a rot.

33 years old, as of last week.

Currently weighing 200 lbs / 91 kg, 180 cm tall.
Started on the 28th April with 233 lbs/106kg

Following a diet of protein, some carbohydrates and lots of vegetables as well as a daily exercise program I paid a personal trainer to set up for me.

Daily exercise: 1-2 hours in the gym lifting.
Im horrible at keeping up with running and cardio due to a bum knee.

Ive gained some muscle and lost fat, but yesterday I had a really bad day. I pigged out completely, eating almost a whole bag of chips, candy etc, I feel disgusted with myself today and really low. Tomorrow is the weekly weigh in and im afraid I just destroyed a few weeks worth of training in one day.

[This message edited by LonelyDad at 4:34 AM, July 20th (Monday)]


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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 6:33 AM, July 20th (Monday)

, I feel disgusted with myself today and really low.

LonelyDad, you can't beat yourself up when you slip up.
It sounds like you've already made some huge accomplishments! Congratulations!! Be proud of yourself for that. It is frustrating that it takes one day to seemingly undo what we have worked for an entire week. But guess what? It's OK! Today will be a better day!

Don't give up!

Maybe you need to set aside a day every once in a while to allow your self to indulge a little, so you aren't totally depriving yourself. But of course, within limits and moderation. (Which is my problem, if I have 1, I have to have 20)

Be proud of your accomplishments!


Me- BS-44; Twins - 12
Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” ~Maya Angelou

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hopeforthefuture94
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Default  Posted: 12:09 PM, July 20th (Monday)

I too would like to tag along on this group if I may. :)


Here is a quick background:

Early 40's weighed in at 153. Would like to drop 15-20 pounds. I run and have done marathons. I'm a slow back of the packer but they still give you medals so it's fine. :) I lost a sister to cancer and had put 15 pounds on during the 5 months she was ill. I used food to cope. Then after she passed last year, I started getting back in shape and losing the weight. Coincidentally, once I found out about the infidelity, I was able to lose the remaining pounds I had gained from my sister's death.

However, after my initial infidelity weight loss jumpstart 8 1/2 months ago, I am now up 8 pounds as my life is improving and my appetite is back.

I had a dream Saturday night where I was sitting on this bench talking to my sister who had passed and she was lit up like an angel so I knew in my dream she had passed away and then all of a sudden this huge giant lady came and tried to attack my youngest child and I had to leave my sister on the bench and fight with everything in me to kill this giant lady who was trying to get my child. It was a hard fight and eventually I won, and then I woke up. I cried when I woke up. I took from that dream that it was my real life situation playing out in my dream. I thought it symbolized how I was grieving my sisters' death when all of a sudden I find out about my H infidelity (giant woman who was going after my child in my dream) and I had to abandon my sister on the bench (quit grieving her) as I had to fight to save my family. I told my H about the dream and he just apologized and held me.

I have slowly realized I am entering the depressed stage of grief in this nightmare and my energy levels this summer have been down and the desire to go run is down. I think that is the definition of depressed right? When things you used to enjoy doing are no longer what you are doing and you don't have the energy or even care? So I am hoping to gain some momentum from all of you so I can get back in the swing of things and know that I am not alone in this trial.

I haven't told anyone really except my SIL about the A's so this is basically my outlet. So, thank you for letting me tag along. I look forward to being a part of this group.

I went to the gym today and ran 2 miles and biked 10 min. It killed me as I have not run most of the summer. But rumor has it, tomorrow should be easier, right?


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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 11:03 PM, July 20th (Monday)

Do you do IC to have someone to talk to? It does sound like you have a bit of depression, which is totally understandable. Maybe talk to your doctor as well.

I think the more you exercise, the more you will feel like exercising. Maybe you can use exercise to find focus and work out frustrations.

Make small goals... It feels good to accomplish something


Me- BS-44; Twins - 12
Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” ~Maya Angelou

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hopeforthefuture94
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Default  Posted: 12:28 PM, July 21st (Tuesday)

Thank you for posting. I am in IC and had an apt yesterday with the counselor. I did feel better after talking to him and he told me that eating is suppressing my feelings and since I don't want to do that he told me to focus on my feelings and write down what I am feeling instead of using food. So I told him to write down my beginning weight of 153 so that I can be held accountable to him in 2 weeks when I go back.

Today I went to the gym and did a bootcamp and it was a good workout. I had to take my car to the shop today to fix the a/c so it would have been an easy day to miss, however, I had my daughter come pick me up and we went to the gym together in her car. I felt good about going. It's a step in the right direction to taking care of me.


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musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 4:55 PM, July 22nd (Wednesday)

It's so easy for me to get out of a workout routine and back into bad eating habits. Trying though. Played softball with some friends last night and will again tomorrow night. Went swimming with my kids this afternoon. Working on cutting back on grains and sweets again (headed to the farmer's market to shop for fresh veggies in just a few minutes in fact). Good news is, I actually missed drinking water (the water at my mom's is disgusting, so two weeks of Kool-aid and I just wanted a glass of cold water). Good to see some new folks here. Keep working toward healthy!

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hopeforthefuture94
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Default  Posted: 4:16 PM, July 23rd (Thursday)

Music, I am the same way when I don't work out. Getting back into the swing of things can be hard and shifting the momentum back to the positive is tricky. Esp for me during the last few weeks of summer when my schedule and all good intentions are shot.

This week I have tried to pay more attention to my feelings like my counselor told me on Monday and to not eat when I am angry or sad, instead to focus on what is making me feel that way. So, my eating has been better this week. Today is the 9 months mark of Dday and I haven't triggered. I am now excited everytime I hit a month mark because it means I am one more month away from that nightmare.

I think the actual Dday anniversary will be a sad and glorious day all at the same time?

I walked on my treadmill this morning because my kids had doctors appointments during gym time so I got up early and watched the Today show and walked. So, that is a healthier option rather than staying in bed (which is what I would have preferred).


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NewBeginningForMeandThem
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Default  Posted: 11:20 AM, July 24th (Friday)

I weighed over 300 pounds when I started dating xbf in 2009 and a few weeks following us breaking up I weigh 190 pounds. I haven't been under 200 pounds since I've been 14. I contribute the last 50 pounds I've lost to stress from my shit life, but atleast I'm trying to turn a shitty situation into something more.


Me: fBS, 24 Him: XWS, 26 (Lying, Cheating POS)
3 Kids: 2,1 & 6 months
T: 6 1/2 years Broke Up: July 1 2015
Multiple DDays: Multiple ONS, EA/Pa xgf, LTA OW 4+ years


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hopeforthefuture94
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Default  Posted: 12:08 PM, July 24th (Friday)

That's an amazing weight loss! Way to go!! I am sorry that you are dealing with this though. I hope you have some peace during this horrendous time in your life. :)

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LonelyDad
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Default  Posted: 1:28 AM, July 28th (Tuesday)

I just gained 5lbs back over 3 days being injured and hit a rough patch making me fall back to old ways of comfort eating. Struggling to get my head straight and back into diet mode.

It was going so good and had no issues keeping the diet and now im back to square 1. Gah....

Amazing loss newbeginning, way to go!

[This message edited by LonelyDad at 1:29 AM, July 28th (Tuesday)]


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musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 4:18 PM, July 28th (Tuesday)

On the suggestion of someone here, I've been reading 'When Food is Love'. It's brutal. I've cried more this week than I have in my entire adult life (including the death of my father, my beloved grandfather, the loss of my career, a divorce and infidelity in my second marriage). If you find yourself eating for emotional reasons, or if you find that losing weight scares you because it feels like losing a security blanket, I highly recommend it. But, grab a box of tissues and maybe read behind a closed door.

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nekorb
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Default  Posted: 10:31 PM, July 28th (Tuesday)

Hey everyone,

Well I lost two pounds and gained one. I'm getting VERY focused on the scale, which is a warning flag for me in terms of my eating disordered past, so will be bringing it up in my next counseling session.

I read a blog today on MyFitnessPal about being successful at weight loss. One of the tips was to make a list of the positive and negative choices you are making in your life. Not just as it relates to your diet and exercise, but your whole life, and make changes where necessary. I think I'm going to try that out in the next few days.

I've had a shitty couple of days of eating CRAP. I have noticed that I am more tired and lethargic on days when I overeat. Need to change things up somewhere.

Just frustrating since I lost all that weight in the beginning, then gained it all back....but I was starving myself because I couldn't stand the idea of food....so that wasn't healthy.

I sometimes wonder if this is one of those situations that when you stop trying so hard to control it, it takes care of itself?


Me: BS 44; Him: WH 47 aka CAT- colossal asshat; Married 22 years
D-day: July 2013, with TT to follow
D filed July 2014, 1 yr. later than I should have
Psalms 27:14 Wait for The Lord; be strong and take heart. Wait for the Lord.

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LonelyDad
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Default  Posted: 5:12 AM, July 30th (Thursday)

nekorb, in my experience the hard part is getting used to it, then it gets easier like establishing any new habit/routine. But ive had some relapses, the important part is that you keep going even if you have one relapse meal like i stuffed myself with a bag of chips on 2 occasions when i was feeling low and the weight shot up for days afterwards.

However 4 days later with eating clean and im back down again and on track.

My goal is to reach a healthy fit new me by november. But im thinking I might have to move that goal a month as my diet cracked on more than a few occasions and injuries making it hard to train.

Wish I had a training buddy, that would have made this so much easier to have someone to push me and get me going those days when I struggle.


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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 2:24 PM, July 30th (Thursday)

I had a "whoosh" and lost another couple of pounds as of this morning, making it about 10 pounds gone since April.

Now on to a new goal. I would love to get down at least another five. The biking and cleaner eating plus weight training are all to blame.

Still get to indulge occasionally but my new habit is to default to clean.

Happy dancing here

[This message edited by FaithFool at 2:24 PM, July 30th (Thursday)]


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 10:03 PM, August 2nd (Sunday)

I was cleared to start exercising again (instead of just walking). I knew I was going to have to start slow ... I was really surprised how much I had lost since my surgery at the end of June! Ab workout was less than half of what it was in june ... push-ups, half as well. That's frustrating... I guess I'll keep adding on slowly as I did when I started my at-home exercise routine. I'm lacking motivation. I love walking and WANT to walk -- I walk about 4-6 miles/day - usually pretty fast pace. ... but with the other exercising Im losing my motivation.
I still have my eyes on my weight goal of another 10 lbs by October (when I'm going on a trip with some friends ) ... but I just can't find the motivation to get that exercise routine going.

Plus I've been getting comfortable with allowing myself to be less strict with eating ... I NEED to get myself back on track... not just part way ... but the whole way back on track!


Me- BS-44; Twins - 12
Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” ~Maya Angelou

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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 4:43 PM, August 12th (Wednesday)

Hi, everyone. I've been wanting to lose 21-23lbs. I've lost 7 in the past 2mos. I've upped my water intake and replaced 2snacks with granola bars.

The only other changes were my dr has me on cinnamon for my blood sugar and rx iron for anemia.

Could that be helping my attempt at losing weight?

I really need to find the motivation to exercise.


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hereagain2
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Default  Posted: 2:10 PM, August 15th (Saturday)

New here. Divorce final for one month and I've gained 40 pounds.

But it seems overwhelming to try to lose that much.

Why even start? Is what I say to justify eating crap. Help!!


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gonegirl
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Default  Posted: 8:54 PM, August 15th (Saturday)

I'd love to join!

I lost 20 lbs on the infidelity diet and over the last 10 months I have gained them all back plus 13.

I am starting a commitment to walk on my treadmill every morning. I used to run half marathons but I am so far out of shape that I have to walk first. I struggle with that because I think, if I don't run then I'm not working out so what's the point.

Hereagain2: you can do it! 40 lbs sounds overwhelming but just start with 5 or 10. It is worth it because you will feel so much better! Good luck, I'm right there with you on the 40 lbs!!


Me: BW 30 (now)
Him: Who cares
DS 6 (sole custody)
DDay May 2014
Divorce Final December 2014
"She took a step and didn't want to take anymore, but she did." --The Book Thief

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IDeserveMore
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Default  Posted: 9:34 PM, August 15th (Saturday)

I'm going to start following this thread. It's so long, I think I'll just read back about 3-5 pages.

My weight has been a big issue in my marriage (for my husband) and I've finally decided to divorce.

I am 5'1" and weigh 122. This is a still in the normal BMI range but not skinny enough for my husband. In the course of our divorce talks he admitted he "can't tell" if he is attracted to me. And when he was in the midst of his last affair and I was this same weight he told me that I had let myself go and he wasn't attracted to me.

As my self esteem has rebounded I've realized that:
1) I am fine like I am right now and I am plenty attractive and f**kable.
2) I'd like to lose 10 and get stronger but he doesn't deserve any improvements in me. He hasn't improved what I wanted in him and he has made anything I've gone for harder by not believing in me and not loving me when I was down.

I'm moving out soon and can do whatever I want. I can't wait.


Me 46, WH 49, 17yo DD, 14yo DS
DD#1 1998 followed by 1 year of blatant denial
DD#2 2004 followed by 6 YEARS OF TT. Do I win for the longest TT on this site?
Divorcing after 17 years

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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 9:40 PM, August 16th (Sunday)

IDeserveMore -
I am 5'1" and weigh 122. This is a still in the normal BMI range but not skinny enough for my husband

That seems to be a pretty healthy weight. Losing weight for someone else is never the answer.

Losing weight is not going to "fix" your marriage, it's not going to "fix" your WS, it's not going to "fix" you. Losing weight doesn't MAKE someone love you.

Your WS is broken. He needs to work on himself before he DESERVES you. You can't base a marriage on appearances alone. Appearances come and go - we get wrinkles, we sag here and there, our hair changes texture, color ... if a relationship is based on appearance(weight) alone, is it really going to last into old age?

you can't "skinny" him into loving you...

Be proud of who you are. LOVE YOURSELF !!!

(((HUGS))


Me- BS-44; Twins - 12
Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” ~Maya Angelou

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IDeserveMore
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Default  Posted: 10:52 PM, August 16th (Sunday)

I know! I'm not losing weight or doing anything for him anymore. I really do feel fine and attractive like I am right now.

The reason to lose weight is knee pain I've had for 3 years. With each pound less I weigh, the less it hurts. And I want so badly to get back to doing the things I could do before the pain. Especially ballet. And it never hurts to be stronger.

Also, I'd like to eat better and to be able to cook. Once I get my own place and can cook whatever I want, I think I can eat better. My husband is so freaking picky and everything has to be perfect. It's been a pain in the ass to keep up with that. It got to where I didn't want to make anything because I didn't want to experience the criticism.

The plan is to move out Oct 1 to Oct 15th, depending on when I get an apartment.

ETA - I got an MRI of my knee last week and I'm meeting with the orthopedist tomorrow (Monday) for him to go over it and tell me my options. He said if the wear is diffuse, there's not much to be done. I'll be bummed if that is the case.

[This message edited by IDeserveMore at 10:57 PM, August 16th (Sunday)]


Me 46, WH 49, 17yo DD, 14yo DS
DD#1 1998 followed by 1 year of blatant denial
DD#2 2004 followed by 6 YEARS OF TT. Do I win for the longest TT on this site?
Divorcing after 17 years

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IDeserveMore
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Default  Posted: 1:46 PM, August 17th (Monday)

Back from the orthopedist. Diffuse wear but not bad at all. No surgical indication. Got a steroid injection. He said it will give about 2 months relief during which I should use the lack of pain to build up as much strength as possible. And I got a PT referral.

I'm a woman on a mission. I'll do the mind numbing PT exercises. I'll do anything.

And I want to eat well. Just ... what to make? I'm a deer in headlights in the kitchen!


Me 46, WH 49, 17yo DD, 14yo DS
DD#1 1998 followed by 1 year of blatant denial
DD#2 2004 followed by 6 YEARS OF TT. Do I win for the longest TT on this site?
Divorcing after 17 years

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nekorb
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Default  Posted: 9:38 PM, August 19th (Wednesday)

Just checking in - haven't been here in a few pages.

SO - I don't know how much I weigh today. Wanna know why? Because my therapist made me get rid of the scale. I told her I could feel myself inching toward engaging in some eating disordered behaviors (again) and that I was getting superfocused on the scale, which just backfires and makes things worse. She made me get rid of it.

Here's what happened since I did...

I've had to rely on how I FEEL to determine whether or not Im hungry and I've had to make food choices based on what I've already eaten that day - ie do I need more protein, have I had any fruit/veg, did I have a treat yesterday or should I allow myself one today? Do I actually feel like a treat today?

We talk about using food inappropriately. How many of you are using the scale inappropriately? What does that number mean to you? Does it make or break your whole day?

CHALLENGE: challenging you all to take a break from the scale for at least 3 weeks, maybe even 4.

Any takers?


Me: BS 44; Him: WH 47 aka CAT- colossal asshat; Married 22 years
D-day: July 2013, with TT to follow
D filed July 2014, 1 yr. later than I should have
Psalms 27:14 Wait for The Lord; be strong and take heart. Wait for the Lord.

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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 8:57 PM, August 28th (Friday)

Nekorb -
CHALLENGE: challenging you all to take a break from the scale for at least 3 weeks, maybe even 4.

Any takers?

I don't think that's a challenge I can do. I know I use the scale inappropriately... but, I do also use it to keep myself in check.
It doesn't ruin my day when the scale goes in the wrong direction, but it makes me want to do better, try harder tomorrow...

I am struggling with the same 3 pounds for a month ! Up, down, up , down ... UGH ... frustrating. I know I have to stop slacking with my eating... need to get back to being much more strict with myself and get back into exercise routine instead of just walking.

It's hard ... very hard ... but I know I can do it.
I know we all can do it.


Me- BS-44; Twins - 12
Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” ~Maya Angelou

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Drishti
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Default  Posted: 1:50 PM, August 30th (Sunday)

After DDay three years ago, I lost 15 pounds. I had lost maybe eight in the year before that. In the past year I gained most of that back!

I was just thinking that one of the sucky things about this is what it does to your body image, especially when you're 48 when it happens!!!

This fall I'm really making an effort and I'm using the 5:2 intermittant fasting. It's controversial but it works well for me and I've lost a few pounds, slow and steady, and feel more energetic. It's not fasting the way most people think of it--it's eating normally but healthy five days a week and eating two restricted calorie days. I'm also doing bioidentical hormones--another thing that's a little controversial. I'm just sharing because they are doing well for me.

Good luck, everyone!


The best way out is always through--Robert Frost

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JessicaFL127
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Default  Posted: 3:09 PM, August 30th (Sunday)

I haven't posted much lately, but I'd like to be a part of this group again, if you'll have me. I just started a biggest loser thing at work and I could use some help.


BW,33
divorced for 7 years
Happily remarried to a much better choice. :D
mom to two awesome boys,12 and 10

"But you said your vows, and you closed the door
On so many men who would have loved you more" -Cath, DCFC


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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 12:11 PM, September 1st (Tuesday)

Checking in with the latest *whoosh*. I finally broke through to the 150 lb mark, first time since 2008! I'm ridiculously excited about this...I'm actually beginning to see something resembling my ribcage again.

That 12-15 pounds of comfort eating and wine weight is NOT COMING BACK.

I'm determined to keep going.

Onward!

[This message edited by FaithFool at 12:11 PM, September 1st (Tuesday)]


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 12:16 PM, September 1st (Tuesday)

I've also not posted in a while (too much going on) and I put my weight goals on the back burner.

I'd like to rejoin too if you'll have me!
I joined a gym about a month ago and have been going 3-5 times each week. My DD22 and I have also been taking barre classes which are SO much fun! I've lost about 5lbs in the last month and definitely have a LOT more energy (though I'm sure sleeping more is helping with that too).

September 1 is my official "restart" of putting serious effort into shedding the pounds.


Me - 43
DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

I edit often for clarity/typos.


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StungAgain
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Happy  Posted: 5:45 PM, September 2nd (Wednesday)

I'd love the support and to join here as well. As for this morning I am down 15 pounds!! I am very excited as I have been working with Weight Watchers and have been staying committed to going weekly and attending the meetings.

I still have a good 40 to go, but I'm not in a hurry, I know it will happen :).


GOOD FRIENDS ARE LIKE STARS...
YOU DON'T ALWAYS SEE THEM,
BUT YOU KNOW THEY ARE ALWAYS THERE.'

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StungAgain
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Default  Posted: 5:49 PM, September 2nd (Wednesday)

I'd love the support and to join here as well. As for this morning I am down 15 pounds!! I am very excited as I have been working with Weight Watchers and have been staying committed to going weekly and attending the meetings.

I still have a good 40 to go, but I'm not in a hurry, I know it will happen :).


GOOD FRIENDS ARE LIKE STARS...
YOU DON'T ALWAYS SEE THEM,
BUT YOU KNOW THEY ARE ALWAYS THERE.'

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JeSuisBroken
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Default  Posted: 6:28 PM, September 2nd (Wednesday)

I'm finally ready to lose the baby weight, plus some. I lost a lot of weight for my wedding using. . . Wii fit. It seems really weird, but it keeps track of your weight and how many calories you burn doing each exercise. You can add extra exercises you did outside of wii fit as well. I can't go running with baby because we don't have an expensive jogging stroller, so wii fit is actually perfect, because I can get her to sleep and watch her without any worry.

I am also using my fitness pal. Great for calorie and nutrition tracking. I get fat when I'm depressed, but I kind of like losing weight. It's like a competition with myself and it's one thing that can't be taken from me. Taking back control!

Unfortunately, I needed to lose weight before I got pregnant, so, embarrassingly, I need to lose 60 lbs to be in a normal weight range, but I would ideally like to lose 80. I haven't weighed that little since I've started weighing myself as a teenager, so we shall see.

I've got a long road ahead of me, but after three days, I feel good for shifting focus from family and relationship problems to becoming healthy to be a good example for my favorite person (my daughter) plus, I never want her to see me trying to lose weight, just trying to (or hopefully staying) healthy.


BS- me 25
WH- 28
M 10/13
DDay- 10/14
EA with meth addict from 1/13-10/14
1 baby- planned. 2 months pregnant on dday.
I'm not a Phoenix, I'm a charred canary, lost in the ashes.

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StungAgain
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Default  Posted: 8:30 PM, September 2nd (Wednesday)

@JeSuis you can do this! Let me know if there is anything I can do to support you!


GOOD FRIENDS ARE LIKE STARS...
YOU DON'T ALWAYS SEE THEM,
BUT YOU KNOW THEY ARE ALWAYS THERE.'

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3eyeblind
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Default  Posted: 10:10 AM, September 7th (Monday)

I have gained over 30 lb in the last year, since Dday. I need to get back on track. I had lost almost 60 lb, kept it off for almost 3 years and felt awesome. I wonder if the weight loss had something to do with my WH seeing an AP. I am so embarrassed to go back to the gym and see people who saw me at my best and to suffer losing all the things I could do physically before. I am depressed and motivation is an issue. Also I gained a bunch of weight when I started taking anti depressants. What do I do?


WH got the 7 year itch and a borderline personality disordered cw happened to be around to take care of him....aww.

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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 6:27 AM, September 9th (Wednesday)

I'm in a rut ... struggling with the same 2-3 pounds for about probably 2 months ... I'll lose it, keep it off for a week and then gain 3 pounds by just attending a picnic or party... then 2 more weeks to get it back off.

I will admit, I am not as strict with myself as I was when I started... but I am also exercising more than I was then too.

I have 25 days till a vacation with friends ... I was hoping to meet my next goal by then... not sure that's going to happen ... I hope to at least get close !

I need to get strict with myself again, but I keep saying "tomorrow I will ..." when I really need to do it TODAY !


Me- BS-44; Twins - 12
Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” ~Maya Angelou

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SuchRegret25
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Default  Posted: 6:49 AM, September 9th (Wednesday)

3eyeblind - I know it's hard getting back in the gym. Many people feel that way. Even when people are in tip top shape they often feel like people are judging them at the gym. But I promise you, no one is looking at you with scorn. People who are truly into health and fitness will have only positive thoughts for you (and anyone) who is trying to get healthy. From an antidepressant standpoint, you might consider talking to your provider about what medication you are taking if you are feeling that it is a) causing you to gain significant weight and b) not helping with your motivation. Some antidepressants like Paxil are very sedating (which can also contribute to weight gain) but others like Wellbutrin, Celexa, or Lexapro are "activating" and give you more energy and tend to help with motivation. Talk to your provider though. In general, group fitness classes help me stick to a good workout regimen because you can mark a definitive date/time on your calendar, people around you doing the same workout is motivating and you see people at all fitness levels, and it forces you to stick with it for an hour. Personally, if I just go do the elliptical/treadmill on my own, it's much easier to give up when I'm lazy/tired.

Good luck all, I believe in you!


Me: 25 y/o betrayer
Him: 30 y/o betrayed
Us: Together since 2009, engaged in 2012. My EA/PA began in March/April 2015. D-day 7/5/15. Relationship over 9/7/15.

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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 6:54 AM, September 9th (Wednesday)

If you're struggling and feeling like you're not being 'strict' enough, you're doing it wrong. Losing excess weight and maintaining a healthy weight is about changing your lifestyle, not dieting. Fad diets simply don't work because they are diets.

Unless you have a metabolic disorder, losing weight is a simple matter of calories in/calories out. Finding a form of exercise that you'll stick with is a big part of being healthy. It really helps to vary your routine so you don't get bored, but if you find something you REALLY like (like Zumba, weight training, whatever) keep going. Try for a mix of cardio, weight training (even body weight if you don't have access to hand weights) and stretching like yoga and/or pilates. I like to go to a gym class for my cardio/weights because I will never push myself as hard as the gym class. On alternate days I'll do more weights or trail running (usually without disasterous results

My two most valuable tools are WeightWatchers and Womens' Health magazine. WW keeps me accountable to myself; I'm a lifetime member. I no longer attend meetings, but I get weighed at least once a month. (No one hears your weight but you.) Womens Health publishes my favorite weight training routines--15 minute workouts. I have two of their books, but most if not all of their routines are available for free on line. They really work, and everyone has 15 minutes to spare


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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 10:05 PM, September 11th (Friday)

I'm not fad dieting ...I've never been a "dieter". I've been working at this since last November and I'm at 35 pounds lost. So it's a slow weight loss. REALLY want to hit 40lbs lost and keep it there for a while, then maybe another 5.
I gave up junk food (which I have a FOR REAL problem with - a FOR REAL addiction to chocolate - so I have to give it up totally) - I did great for such a long time. Then as parties, picnics over the summer came along, I was allowing myself more and more 'extras'.

I LOVE walking -- I walk a very fast pace. Every once in a while I try jogging, but my knee usually ends up hurting. I walk almost as fast as I could jog (pretty close anyway). If I'm with friends, I don't walk as fast, but that's ok - I enjoy the company.
I do some exercises - push ups, different ab stuff, here at home.
Now that its getting dark earlier, I might have to join a gym because the dark is cutting into walking time.

I just need to find my motivation again... I was hoping my upcoming vacation would be motivation enough... I definitely don't want to put the weight back on that I've already lost. I am determined not to do that... even if I can't drop that last 5lbs.... I just don't want to gain.

I'll be checking out the 15 minute workouts! Thanks for the suggestion

[This message edited by feelinghurt10 at 10:08 PM, September 11th (Friday)]


Me- BS-44; Twins - 12
Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” ~Maya Angelou

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IDeserveMore
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Default  Posted: 5:56 PM, September 17th (Thursday)

I swear I think my STBXH is trying to get me to gain weight as we divorce. It's been an issue the whole marriage. He wanted me in great shape and I was just in ok shape. Never even in overweight category by BMI but that wasn't good enough for him.

The past months I've found a new trainer and a new bootcamp. I'm getting in better shape and have lost a few pounds.

Now I'm leaving him. He doesn't deserve any improved version of me if he couldn't love me when I was just being human.

But... the past week or two, when I say I'm so tired and don't feel like working out, he says "You don't have to. You can skip it" and then he goes and works out.

He is exercising daily since I told him I wanted the divorce. This morning I saw him coming out of the room where I've been sleeping, the one with the scale. He looked sheepish and said he just wanted to weight himself in the morning. He looked really skinny in his underwear.

He's always been competitive but this... I just don't think it's my imagination


Me 46, WH 49, 17yo DD, 14yo DS
DD#1 1998 followed by 1 year of blatant denial
DD#2 2004 followed by 6 YEARS OF TT. Do I win for the longest TT on this site?
Divorcing after 17 years

Posts: 209 | Registered: Aug 2013 | From: Pacific Northwest
nekorb
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Default  Posted: 10:44 PM, September 20th (Sunday)

Just checking in.

I still haven't weighed myself and am happy to report I'm not quite as obsessed with knowing that number on the scale. It's also decreasing my anxiety about it. So that's good.

However, it doesn't change the fact that I need to be eating better, and that I am still overweight a bit - maybe 25-30 ish pounds, so I need to get it together.

Does anyone have any experience with Kevin Geary's Total Body Reboot? I like the premise of it, but the expense keeps me from signing up. That and the anxiety about failing miserably...again.... But I would have paid for it this time!

Sad in AZ - is Women's Health a magazine? It sounds vaguely familiar...

On a good note, I went to a nice store and had the sales lady help me pick out an outfit. She just kept bringing me stuff to try on in different styles and sizes, told me if something didn't look good, and I didn't internalize it as being a problem with my body, just that the top didn't fit or the style of pants didn't fit, etc.

Idk. I know I still have a lot of psychological work to do on the issue, but I feel like I'm making good progress in the right direction.

Glad to see the thread picking up a bit and more of us here on SI doing something positive for ourselves!

Make good choices!


Me: BS 44; Him: WH 47 aka CAT- colossal asshat; Married 22 years
D-day: July 2013, with TT to follow
D filed July 2014, 1 yr. later than I should have
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workingonmyself
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Default  Posted: 5:32 PM, October 11th (Sunday)

down two pants sizes since dday -- not trying to lose but at this point I don't want to gain it back

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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 4:34 PM, October 17th (Saturday)

The getting dark early and chilly temps are cutting into my walking time... I've hardly walked at all for 2 weeks. I'm afraid I'm going to get out of the routine and backslide and there goes everything I've worked for almost a year...
So if my work schedule cooperates, THIS WEEK I'm joining a gym. I am going to make myself go 2x/week, 3 if I can. I'd love to go more, but the location of the nearest gym, my work schedule, and kids activity schedule only allows me that much time.
So now that I've posted it, I'm hoping to stick to it.

I'm at the smallest I've been since college and I feel pretty good about that. Now, just to keep it off! I'd love to drop another 6-10 lbs... But we will see how that goes. I'll be thrilled just to maintain what I've accomplished this far...


Me- BS-44; Twins - 12
Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” ~Maya Angelou

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StrongHeart
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Default  Posted: 11:33 AM, October 19th (Monday)

Check with your insurance company. Many offer discounts to join gyms...I pay $25 per month for my gym membership through my insurance company.

My weight struggles:
My mom's side of the family struggles with weight, so I know I have the "genes", but in high school I was VERY active and never had to worry about it. I still focused on eating healthy though because I was an athlete and also because I knew my family history. I would attend weight watchers with my mom and aunts to support them and to learn to live a healthy lifestyle myself.

2003-I entered college weighing 120lbs. I quit weight watchers, was not involved in any type of physical activities, ate a ton of fast food and junk food and started drinking (yay college life).

2006-reached 180lbs. I started weight watchers again.

2009-reached 130lbs.

2012-reached 160lbs. Got pregnant with DS in November 2012.

Aug 2013-reached 230lbs. DS was born.

Mar 2014-reached 200lbs. Dday

Now-155lbs.

Most of my weight loss since DS was born has been from eating healthier and moving more. Basically, I don't have a workout routine, but do a lot more physical activity than I have for a long time. Sometimes I swim, sometimes I do workout videos, I play a lot with DS outside and now I hike! I eat lots of meats and veggies and try to limit my carbs and sweets.

It has been a rollercoaster for me, but I am hoping that I will stick with it now that I have a constant motivation (DS). I want to teach him to be healthy too!

Sheesh, what in my life hasn't been a rollercoaster!? I am ready for stable ground for a while.


BS: Me 30; XWH: Him 32
DS: 2

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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 11:41 AM, October 19th (Monday)

I haven't checked in here for a while, so I thought I'd do so.

No drop in the number on the scale, but my daughter and I have been going to hour long barre classes 3-5 times per week since the end of July (in addition to our regular gym membership).

I flippin' LOVE those classes.
I struggled to keep up and complete the full hour initially, but now I am not only keeping up, but I've increased the weight on the dumbbells that I use during class. I feel stronger and healthier.

I'm still struggling with eating better, but that's a constant work in progress.


Me - 43
DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

I edit often for clarity/typos.


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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 5:37 AM, November 1st (Sunday)

How is everyone doing with all of the Halloween treats laying around? My weakness... Anything chocolate...


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Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” ~Maya Angelou

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Default  Posted: 6:18 AM, November 1st (Sunday)

vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

Who said chocolate, sure to out a lurker

[This message edited by letdownandlonely at 6:19 AM, November 1st (Sunday)]


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Default  Posted: 2:24 PM, December 28th (Monday)

OK folks, Christmas is over. *bumping*

I'm logged back into myfitnesspal to lose the 4 lbs of wine and choklit weight.

Skating every other day this week, going to dust off the old weights and go for a walk.


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
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to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 3:01 PM, December 28th (Monday)

I'm back as well.
I got a new FitBit for Christmas and am recommitting to getting these extra pounds off.
I want to make my move to my new state/city in 2016 with a slimmer and more fit body.

On the plus side, I've been working out consistently (4-5 times per week) since July, so that is now habit. That's probably the only reason I haven't gained weight, though I haven't really lost any either.


Me - 43
DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

I edit often for clarity/typos.


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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 3:25 PM, January 1st (Friday)

OK, who is doing what for exercise today? I've managed a good couple of hours of either biking or walking this week in between all the self-indulgence.

Sun is out, it's a beautiful day, so another long ride for me after I finish this nice cuppa tea.

What y'all up to?


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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Default  Posted: 4:53 PM, January 2nd (Saturday)

Did another 90 minutes in the beautiful frosty sunshine today. Short trip to the winter farm market to pick up their amazing garlic, eggs and beautiful organic chicken, and some apple cider mmm.

Took the long way home via the beach after coffee with my friend.

The last of the Christmas wine is going to be consumed this evening, classes start on Monday morning, so party time will be over for a bit.

It's been fun though, not gonna lie.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 4:53 PM, January 2nd (Saturday)]


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 5:08 PM, January 2nd (Saturday)

I did a lot of nothing on Jan 1 (other than food prep and standing on my feet for several hours non-stop).

Today I did Zumba for an hour, then went out and did some window shopping for another two hours.


Me - 43
DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

I edit often for clarity/typos.


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Default  Posted: 12:44 PM, January 3rd (Sunday)

Bumping. Where is everybody? Hmmm??

One last amazing frosty sunny day today. More biking. Off to get some school supplies for tomorrow.


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

Posts: 19121 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 4:46 PM, January 3rd (Sunday)

I'm still hanging in there too, lol.
No workout today since I tend to use Sundays as my relax from everything day.

I did a bunch of food prep over the last couple of days. I spend most of last night and this morning making single portion items for my meals and snacks for the upcoming week. If I don't have healthy (good) foods on hand when the munchies hit, I'll grab whatever sugar-laden item is on hand.

Since it is still daylight and a pretty nice day (plus I'm bored and when I'm bored I tend to snack), I think I'm going to take the dogs for a walk around the neighborhood.


Me - 43
DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

I edit often for clarity/typos.


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feelinghurt10
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Default  Posted: 9:28 PM, January 3rd (Sunday)

I was doing soooo good... Then thanksgiving came, and all of the holiday parties started in preparation for Christmas. I was still going to the gym 4-6 days/week but my eating got out of control. I was "allowing" myself all the goodies that I had been avoiding... My problem is that the words "control" and "moderation" are no where in my vocabulary.. I REALLY did a backslide. I kept saying that I would give myself until Jan 4th and then the eating was back on track. I've really done some damage ... The scale shows it And so does my stomach. In a month, I have ruined several months of eating better and working out .... I'm so mad at myself for doing that. I had felt so good, looked good... And now I'm frustrated. Hoping that by the end of this month, I can at least get back to where I was at thanksgiving....


Me- BS-44; Twins - 12
Dday #1 4/3/2010 ; Filed 7/2010
HAPPILY divorced - FINALLY - 10/26/2012
“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” ~Maya Angelou

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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 12:02 AM, January 4th (Monday)

My former co-worker has a major sugar addiction and once she gets going she can't stop. It was hard to watch. It's really taken a toll on her teeth - she broke another one on a candy cane one day... And she has stomach pain all the time from fatty liver disease, but still can't stop the mindless snacking.

It's almost like she's just surrendered to it, and I fear it will be diabetes next.

I was constantly saying "no thanks" to the workplace goodies (chocolate, muffins, cookies, cakes etc.) and everyone would look at me funny while I snacked on my hard boiled egg.

It's hard to make new habits, but it's not impossible. That said, I'm always going to enjoy a bit of dark chocolate, it's good for you. A bit...not the whole thing.

If we want health as we get older, it's kind of essential to get on it and stay on it...

So get back on it girl!

[This message edited by FaithFool at 12:06 AM, January 4th (Monday)]


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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LonelyDad
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Default  Posted: 4:42 AM, January 4th (Monday)

I got a major weakness in chocolate when im single and starved for human contact I've discovered. If there is chocolate in the house, im eating it... a lot of it.... daily.

However my daily exercise regime is holding up so im now stuck at 196 lbs/ 89 kg and the most muscular ive ever been in my life.

Managed to cut out alcohol as well, hoping this will help me get rid of the belly fat I've been stuck with my entire life. Wine and chocolate or a beer has been a daily comfort for far too long.

I doubt ill be able to kick the smoking just yet due to the immense stress i'm experiencing from fighting for custody in court the next few months....

I know its not healthy, but I miss the loss of appetite from D-Day over my constant hunger for chocolate.



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minusone
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Default  Posted: 6:28 AM, January 4th (Monday)

Today…. is the day I am changing my life (sounds good) .. but damn I am going to try. No eating in between, Nothing that starts with a "C" cake, chocolate, cookies, cream (ice).

I am taking one day at a time. I am a sugar addict. So this is the first step.


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Default  Posted: 6:32 PM, January 4th (Monday)

I guess I'm going to make myself comfortable here for quite a while so here goes. On 12/22/15, I went to my doctor for a physical to prepare for my goal of getting healthy. I weighed in at 208 pounds (the heaviest I have ever been). I have tried the Atkins diet, the South Beach Diet, etc, etc. I would lose some weight only to gain it back and then some.

So now I am trying a very different approach to it all. I have decided to cut out all artificial sweeteners and just start eating healthier while cutting out highly processed foods wherever I can. If I am craving something, I try to go with the more natural, preservative free (or reduced) option by making it myself. Basically, if I'm craving chocolate chip cookies, I make my own with real butter, GMO free cane sugar, organic flour, and chocolate chips instead of eating what comes ready made out of a package. I've also been doing some light Pilates and I've done a few minutes on an elliptical here and there. Oh, and I've started taking probiotics.

Over the past two weeks, I've lost 8 pounds!!!!!!!!!!! I know it's not a ton, but I am hugely proud of it since it was done through my Christmas and New Years pig out sessions. And I'm not starving myself to do it! I eat whatever I want, but I just try to be more mindful of being healthier about it.


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Married 20 years. SD27 from his 1st M. DS22 from my 1st M. DD18 (autistic)
D-day: 10/4/13 with ongoing TT (last TT was 10/2/14). True R: 12/24/14
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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 5:26 PM, January 5th (Tuesday)

I have decided to cut out all artificial sweeteners and just start eating healthier

This is a great start ^^^

Rainy flu weather has set in and I've been super busy with school so far this week, fighting off the School Cold in my ears and feeling pretty lethargic.

I'm making veggie soup with lots of garlic and chillies, and hitting the hay super early.

Exercise is walking briskly to and from my bus stop (about 7 minutes each way). Today I'm doing it twice (had a break between classes) so that's nearly half an hour.

I'll get back into my weightlifting routine when I get my energy back to normal.

No wine for me for the foreseeable future. Lots of studying!

What's everyone else up to?

[This message edited by FaithFool at 5:27 PM, January 5th (Tuesday)]


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 5:36 PM, January 5th (Tuesday)

Sunday I took the pups for an hour long walk.
Yesterday I had my barre class. We had a sub for our usual instructor and I swear that woman was trying to kill us. But what a workout!

I hit the gym this morning for a group strength training class.

My eating is still hit and miss, but more hits than misses over the last week or so. Progress....


Me - 43
DD(22), DS(20, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

I edit often for clarity/typos.


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Whalers11
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Default  Posted: 5:38 PM, January 5th (Tuesday)

I've recommitted to logging my food on MyFitnessPal and hitting the gym 3-4 times a week. I feel gross.


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-Richie Kotzen, "What I Lost"


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deephurt
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Default  Posted: 6:01 PM, January 5th (Tuesday)

I need a kick in the butt here. I had surgery on my foot and have been wearing an air cast for 6 weeks and of course gaining weight. It was a second surgery from the same one in January, I gained weight. After DDay I lost 50 lbs and i gained about 12 back after the first surgery and I am sure I have gained more again. I am having difficulty with recovery as the bone isn't growing like it should so I am stuck in this cast for another 6 weeks. I need to get back into some form of shape and lose the weight I have gained and a little more IMHO. I wasn't able to stomach food and now I seem to be eating my feelings instead. Every morning I wake up and tell myself I am eating healthy as of this morning, then I don't.


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FaithFool
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Default  Posted: 12:04 PM, January 6th (Wednesday)

That is a tough one, not being able to walk properly. When the cast comes off, can you go for water aerobics? That is great for toning up and losing.

What are you eating in a day? Put it in Fitday or post it here. Writing it out can be an eye opener.

((Dh))


DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
"Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats". -- Voltaire

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JeSuisBroken
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Default  Posted: 10:04 PM, January 7th (Thursday)

I finally found an affordable gym (our local community center) which is open at 5:00 fixes the issue of baby (she's asleep and WH is home) and doing it before work.

I've been at it all week and I've already lost 5 lbs. I am determined to lose 80 lbs by september when I'm in a wedding.

I was fitted for a dress (haven't ordered yet) and was told the size I would fit into would be $40 extra! I've been getting into gear and I KNOW that dress won't fit come September. The woman in the store suggested I buy the size that fits (a total of $200) and then have it altered later

I'd rather spend $20/month on a community center pass than to pay for a bigger dress and then to make the bigger dress smaller.

I don't have to order until the end of next month, so I'm in high gear and will get measured one more time (to see how far I've come and then probably still order the smaller size yet)

I'm already the least attractive one in the wedding party (I'm not getting down on myself, my friend and her family are the most beautiful people I've ever seen, not many people would be considered attractive standing next to them), I don't want to weigh twice as much as everyone. . .

I'm at the point where the shame about my body is not keeping me from changing it.


BS- me 25
WH- 28
M 10/13
DDay- 10/14
EA with meth addict from 1/13-10/14
1 baby- planned. 2 months pregnant on dday.
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nekorb
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Default  Posted: 5:23 PM, January 8th (Friday)

I'm in an air cast too, deephurt! It's a royal PITA and I'm starting to feel like a slug.

Add in that I can't seem to get off the sugar binge that started at Thanksgiving and it is a recipe for weight disaster!

I need to purge my pantry and make some dietary changes. (DUH) I'm not sure what to do about exercise for the next 3 weeks (time remaining in air cast).

I just feel like I'm not taking good care of myself. I'm not sleeping well, eating well, nothing.

I'm down for the kick in the pants with deephurt. Hey, deephurt - maybe we could do some upper body free weights while we are still cast ridden?

Tired of feeling like this.


Me: BS 44; Him: WH 47 aka CAT- colossal asshat; Married 22 years
D-day: July 2013, with TT to follow
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Default  Posted: 7:35 AM, January 10th (Sunday)

Been down in the dumps. Really bad place for several days.
Also went to the doctors to find out my foot isn't healing well yet again and I have another 6 weeks in the air cast.
I too have been on a sugar binge. Worst part is- I have a fitness designation including sport conditioning. Full diet regime both for weight loss, healthy weight gain through muscle building etc. I know all I need to know but I just don't do it. I know what sugar is doing to my body and yet I keep eating it. Another problem is, after his A I am anxious over looking over weight or puffy at all but also don't care about my health either.
But today I woke up with determination to get me into shape again so I will figure out the stairs to my basement. It's hard because I am not suppose to put pressure anywhere on my foot but the heel so getting back up is difficult. I am going to see if the can do the bike somehow and start eating properly. I feel like my muscles are mush and I am getting too old to let them go


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Default  Posted: 6:23 AM, January 11th (Monday)

I found a four week meal plan at Million Hearts that I'm going to modify to accommodate my son's food allergy. I'm going to try to stick to it mostly and just see how it goes. I like that it outlines every single meal for me.

I've set alarms on my phone to remind myself to eat differently throughout the day.

Deephurt - don't forget about sitting on your butt and going up the stairs that way. Going down is my challenge!!

I've been doing some upper body exercises and light floor work while I watch a bit of tv.

We can do this.

Anyone have any tips for surviving what I'm SURE is going to be a massive sugar withdrawal?


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Default  Posted: 9:55 PM, January 11th (Monday)

I know it takes about 2 weeks to kick the sugar addiction. Having trouble today with that. The withdrawal is real. I was getting a headache. I caved a little but not as much as prior so baby steps. I find it so much more difficult after the A to not eat my emotions. At first I couldn't eat, now I can't stop but not healthy food, mostly sugar.
The foot is a huge problem as I can only use the heel. Stairs are very difficult. I haven't made it down the stairs to the bike yet but will try. Problem is-it doesn't hurt, so I don't know what kind of damage I am doing. I had the same surgery in January and it didn't heal and I broke a screw (in my toe) so they had to redo it. So far, its still not healing properly. Doctor told me to make sure I am careful not to use anything other than my heel and I know I have had a few "accidents" where my dog hit the bottom of my foot twice and I landed on my full foot twice that i can remember. I do have some free weights up here so will try that first I think. Time to stop talking bout it and do it.


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Default  Posted: 2:37 PM, January 12th (Tuesday)

I'm craving like a crackhead craves crack right now. I'm nibbling on carrots and trying to stay busy, but it is a very definite war being waged right now.

Back to work before I head down to the corner and offer to kiss random people for candy bars...


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Default  Posted: 2:56 PM, January 12th (Tuesday)

I've lost 6 lbs since last Monday. . . Huge indication of how badly I needed this. And I'm getting so much reading done. I may meet my goal of reading 25 books as well as losing all that weight at the same time!


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Default  Posted: 3:41 PM, January 12th (Tuesday)

Good stuff JSB! Keep it up.

Everyone who is craving sugar, post here what your favourite fix is, along with the total amount of sugar in each on, in cups.

I don't find gram counts helpful. Cups, on the other hand, are a real eye-opener when you do the math!

Gaby, carrots, yuk! Have a hardboiled egg with some real mayo. That always does the trick for me.

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Default  Posted: 4:13 PM, January 12th (Tuesday)

I'm not a mayo fan, but I'll try some low cal protein (hard-boiled egg) next time.
Just the sheer amount of stuff on my desk right now had me buried enough to not be able to think of much else besides work.

If you find a good fix for sugar cravings, please DO post them. That continues to be my downfall. I have a sweet-tooth the size of Montana, California, and New York combined!


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Avocado vinaigrette with baby shrimp.

Handful of raw walnuts with some dried cranberries

Peanut butter smothered on an apple wedge.

Very satisfying.


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Default  Posted: 5:39 PM, January 12th (Tuesday)

Sugar withdrawal is miserable for me for the first few days. The headaches are vicious if I go cold turkey... but I think there is truth to the fact that eating sugar makes you crave it more, because if I can make it through the first week being sugar free, I do stop craving it.


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Default  Posted: 10:02 PM, January 12th (Tuesday)

Day 2 - survived.

I definitely haven't gone cold turkey on the sugar but I've reduced by 85% probably. I did have a bowl of cereal tonight that was sugary. I needed a snack!

What I should have had was some cheese and crackers!
I'll remember that next time.

The last two mornings I've had unsweetened oatmeal with fresh berries. I have forgotten how yummy just plain old creamy oatmeal is! It tastes like FOOD and it's warm and creamy and mmm, mmm good!


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I haven't posted in this forum before, really wasn't bothered by my weight, but I think I need to be here now.

I have been fluctuating between 225-280 lbs for the past decade or so. No diabetes or pre-diabetes. No high blood pressure. Cholesterol has been elevated for a number of years but my previous doc wasn't too concerned about it. We moved to a new location about three months ago and just found a new family doc, who I had an appointment with yesterday. She spent an hour with me getting a medical history and we ran out of time to cover the current health issues, but she did review the blood work I had done and was quite concerned about how high my cholesterol is and made mention of the potential of being put on meds for it. I am only 43 so this is a little concerning for me.

So anyways, when I was weighed yesterday I was 263.4 lbs. (I have regained all the weight lost from the infidelity diet and then some).

I know that my ideal weight for my height should be around 160 lbs...so in order to get close to my ideal weight I will need to lose between 80-100 lbs. Yikes!

I suffer from fibromyalgia, arthritis, degenerative disc disease and sciatica, so aerobic exercise is not feasible. I love walking but can only do short distances before the pain becomes agonizing.

I have hand weights, a medicine ball and a kettle bell that I use to try and strengthen myself up, when I can motivate myself to do it that is.

I try to eat high protein foods and eat lots of veg. Fruit and dairy are tricky as I have some significant food intolerances/sensitivities.

I struggle with eating breakfast and as a result tend to binge at night. I also end up craving baked goods and potato chips.

If anyone has some advice to offer to start me off on this weight loss/ healthy living journey, I would very much appreciate it.


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Default  Posted: 2:06 PM, January 13th (Wednesday)

onlytime- I actually do have education in the field, just lousy at doing it. Do eat breakfast, even if its something small. You need to start your metabolism early to get full benefits of all day burning of calories. An apple, protein shake, oatmeal whatever you can. Avoid sugar (my biggest problem). Try to eliminate as much white food - white sugar, white flour, white bread, white potato, white rice as you can. Eat 4 meals a day with approx 4 hour between. Be finished your last meal by 7pm and don't eat anything else. It takes a while to get used to this but when you do, you don't notice it.
Walk little bits at a time through out the day....10 minutes at a time 5 times during the day or work up to it....start slow and work your way up. Use hand weights when you can, if its easier, do the same for that, start slow doing little bits throughout the day- like one set at a time 3-4 times a day, then work up to 2 sets etc.
Limit fruit to 3 pieces a day as it is still sugar.
Eat lean protein sources and keep meat sizes to about 4 oz. Make sure to have protein, complex carbohydrates and appropriate fats at each meal.
Find your calorie count to maintain your weight (you can get it on line usually)- decrease the calories by 500 for 5 days of the week and then add 300 for 2 days per week (workout day) this keeps you from plateaus as it confuses your metabolism so it won't slow down. Make sure all the food is good healthy food. And then so that you don't feel like you are being tortured, give yourself a goal, when you reach it, you get a treat. Like 10 lbs - 2 cookies (on workout days) or something a long that line. I can't do that because as soon as I eat those two cookies, i am back on the sugar addiction so for me it would be a piece of pizza I think.
I hope that was a little helpful. Now time for me to take my own advice.


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Default  Posted: 2:57 PM, January 13th (Wednesday)

deephurt:

Thank you for responding.

Do eat breakfast, even if its something small. You need to start your metabolism early to get full benefits of all day burning of calories. An apple, protein shake, oatmeal whatever you can.

My breakfasts historically have consisted of two cups of coffee (with 2-4 cream and 2-4 teaspoons of sugar) and cigarettes.

A week ago I went cold turkey on the cream and sugar in my coffee and have been having a cup (occasionally two) of black coffee now. Still trying to adjust to the taste and mentally I am fighting the urge to add the cream and sugar, but I haven't caved in yet.

We usually have a big breakfast once a week (bacon, eggs, home fries, soda farls). On the mornings where I do manage to eat breakfast it is usually multigrain toast with peanut butter and jam. (I know the peanut butter is a source of protein but I have an aversion to the flavour so I end up adding the jam).

Avoid sugar (my biggest problem). Try to eliminate as much white food - white sugar, white flour, white bread, white potato, white rice as you can.

Sugar is my biggest problem too. I figure eliminating it from my coffee is a good baby step in the right direction. I love to bake so I know I will have some struggles there.

And yeah, I pretty much survive on all the white food you listed. Gah!! I don't mind whole or multi grain options so I can do that.

Eat 4 meals a day with approx 4 hour between. Be finished your last meal by 7pm and don't eat anything else. It takes a while to get used to this but when you do, you don't notice it.

I tried doing this before but wasn't really successful - the four hours in between meals was hard as I have always been a "grazer" - nibbling on little things throughout the day.

The last meal by 7 pm is definitely doable though since I am usually up at around 5 am and go to bed close to 9 pm.

Walk little bits at a time through out the day....10 minutes at a time 5 times during the day or work up to it....start slow and work your way up. Use hand weights when you can, if its easier, do the same for that, start slow doing little bits throughout the day- like one set at a time 3-4 times a day, then work up to 2 sets etc.

This is my biggest struggle. In my mind if I am only doing a little bit, I feel like I am doing nothing, so on the days where I feel well enough to be active I end up going overboard and then I am in pain, and then I don't feel well enough to be active and the cycle repeats.

And then so that you don't feel like you are being tortured, give yourself a goal, when you reach it, you get a treat. Like 10 lbs - 2 cookies (on workout days) or something a long that line.

That might work. Although I remember another post I read about 5 lbs goals, which feels more doable to me.

Are there any decent apps for Android phones to track food intake/exercise that any of you can recommend? (I am truly out of the loop on weight loss apps)


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Default  Posted: 3:36 PM, January 13th (Wednesday)

Posting to distract myself from eating.

I'm not even hungry!

We had our big meal at lunch time today, so I'm still full from that. But I want something sweet SO badly right now. I do have a little bag of dove chocolates here. But I know if I eat one, that'll be IT and it will start to get counted by handfuls.

In sitting at my desk doing a task I don't care for. Maybe the food idea is a method of avoidance???


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Default  Posted: 3:52 PM, January 13th (Wednesday)

onlytime-

We usually have a big breakfast once a week (bacon, eggs, home fries, soda farls). On the mornings where I do manage to eat breakfast it is usually multigrain toast with peanut butter and jam. (I know the peanut butter is a source of protein but I have an aversion to the flavour so I end up adding the jam).

A big breakfast is fine, however, lose the bacon, home fries and soda fares. Add whole grain toast, make an omelette using mostly egg whites and a couple of whole eggs. Include fruit and even veggies on your plate. Have oatmeal, yogurt. Just make sure you stay in line with calories. Feel free to have the highest calories at breakfast, just be careful not to go over board.

I have some trouble with the 4 meals a day.....try for the 3 then. If you go to bed at 9, try to finish your last meal at 6 then....3 hours before bed is the goal. If not 7 is still not too bad

This is my biggest struggle. In my mind if I am only doing a little bit, I feel like I am doing nothing, so on the days where I feel well enough to be active I end up going overboard and then I am in pain, and then I don't feel well enough to be active and the cycle repeats.

Start small, with 10 min, increase when you feel you can, don't overdo it though (try to be conscious of what causes you pain) Baby steps. At some point, 30 minutes of walking will be doable and then you can add speed or another exercise. If it remains painful, stick to 10 or 15 minutes several times (try for 5) a day. Definitely use the weights where you can, the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn at rest and the stronger your body becomes. The stronger your body is, the easier everything else becomes over time. It is actually liberating to feel strength you didn't have before.

I don't know about apps, I am terrible at phones. I know you can get info on the internet including what different types of exercise burn in the way of calories. As for food, you can also get the calorie counts online. You should just be able to google it. I don't know if I am allowed to post any links here. You can also get books on both.
If you find counting calories too hard, start by eliminating the unhealthy foods, then start shrinking portions.


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Default  Posted: 3:55 PM, January 13th (Wednesday)

My problem is not knowledge on how to do it, its willpower and the sugar addiction. Today has been an okay day...still had a little sugar but dwindling. Tomorrow I am hoping not to touch it, once I get to 2 weeks with none, I am good.

Please also keep in mind that the white flours, pasta, rice etc, reacts in your body just like its simple sugar. They also all create cravings like sugar and allow you to eat past when you are full thereby increasing your calorie count.


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Default  Posted: 3:57 PM, January 13th (Wednesday)

If you find counting calories too hard, start by eliminating the unhealthy foods, then start shrinking portions

I am horrible at counting calories. I have an extreme aversion to anything that resembles "dieting". I can wrap my head around healthy foods and smaller portions a heck of a lot easier!!

Thanks for all the tips deephurt.


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Default  Posted: 5:14 PM, January 13th (Wednesday)

Can you get into water activities? Easy on the joints, no impact, great workout (water aerobics etc.)

myfitnesspal is a great tracker.

"Diet" is not a verb!

You should never get to the point where you're "starving" or "hangry". That's the point of having a little something every few hours. Set a timer if you have to, and don't eat until it goes off.

Are you drinking lots of water? Stock up on lemons and add a fresh squeeze for flavour.

Healthy veggie blender soups are easy to make and you can decide what you want to put in them. Have a cup or two before dinner. (see "starving" and "hangry" above...)

Potatoes get a bad rap IMO. They're full of vitamins if you don't peel, fry or mash them. I bake them and have small ones with cold pressed olive oil, big salad and avocado on top.

Put salad on everything except breakfast...

Carry a small container of raw nuts with you everywhere you go so you always have something to stave off "hangry". Power bars are out, they're usually full of sugar and additives.

If you have crap in the house or at your desk, get rid of it. Out of sight, out of stomach.

And yeah, portion control is everything. fitnesspal will tell you the truth!

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Default  Posted: 8:22 AM, January 20th (Wednesday)

Grr! Since I last posted, I haven't lost a single stinking pound. My body just doesn't want to break that 200 pound barrier that I seem to have developed. I have really got to start getting more consistent about my workouts. I wanted to lose 60 more pounds by the time we go to Florida in May, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen at this rate.

Ok, that kind of negativity is not going to get me anywhere. I can do this. It's time to get serious.


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Default  Posted: 1:42 PM, January 20th (Wednesday)

What are you eating every day? Lay it out here and we can maybe help you do some tweaking.

As for consistency, that's the hardest habit to develop.

Right now I'm laid up with a nasty cold, my neck is giving me some grief since I slept on it funny, and I haven't done any hard sweaty exercise since last week when the rains came back.

Until this cold is gone I'm not going to push it. After that, my weight bench is going to get put back into rotation.

The good news is I have not bought a bottle of wine all month. I had a glass of wine with dinner out on Sunday and that's it aside from my hot herbal tea with whiskey for medicinal purposes, and a couple of home made Cosmos which I did enjoy last weekend.

All of which represents a significant reduction in alcohol consumption for me, which I consider to be progress.

It's a start anyway.

You mention a big 60 pounds goal. Maybe you'll be less frustrated if you break it down into smaller bites and stop focussing on the scales so much. If you're eating clean and tracking your intake and exercise, you will eventually start dropping.


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Default  Posted: 1:54 PM, January 20th (Wednesday)

During my doc visit a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned a few things of concern. Memory issues (I have a history of dementia in the family) and weight being two of the items.

He suggested the Mediterranean diet, which actually isn't a "diet" but a lifestyle. Apparently there are studies which suggest this lifestyle helps support memory function, lower heart disease, etc so I've been implementing that (dragging my kids along with me). Bonus is that I'm down a few pounds.
It is basically limiting red meat to a very rare occassion, eating tons of veggies, seafood, and some poultry. Fruit is your dessert instead of cakes. And (my favorite part), red wine is ENCOURAGED up to three times per week!

I've even managed to sneak in a few meals that were completely meatless. My son balked at first, but since the flavors were great and there was plenty to be had, he settled down pretty quickly.

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Default  Posted: 2:07 PM, January 20th (Wednesday)

Still not eating perfectly, but small changes made that include eating breakfast daily (that contains protein) and not eating within 3 hours of bedtime. Still sticking with the black coffee (less heartburn yay!!) and the cravings for cream and sugar are becoming less.

Exercise has been nil due to health issues.

But I am down 4 lbs in the past week!!!


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Default  Posted: 7:56 AM, January 21st (Thursday)

I don't drink alcohol so there's no calories to cut there. I really think where I have been messing up is not eating anything for breakfast. I've never been a big breakfast eater (not a morning person). I think skipping breakfast is making my metabolism drop so that I feel like a slug. For lunch, I had a salad. For supper, I had a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup (no crackers) that had lots of celery and carrots in it.

I sleepwalk unfortunately. Even more unfortunately, I binge eat while I am sleepwalking. Not a good combo for losing weight. I usually find the evidence of it the next morning so I can piece together what I ate. One night, I had a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread. Another night, I had a banana. Another night, I ate half of a container of pickled artichoke hearts. Another night, I had some cheddar flavored rice cakes.

I do some pretty far out stuff while sleepwalking. The strangest thing I ever did was go skinny dipping in my pond. I had to climb a fence to get to it and unfortunately, it was in February. Needless to say, my sleepwalking has been a problem for a long time.


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Sorry about the sleepwalking, can you padlock your fridge or something?

No breakfast, salad for lunch, soup for dinner, recipe for disaster IMO.

You spend most of the day hungry and dragged out because that's nowhere near enough food to keep you going.

There shouldn't be any cheddar rice things in the house. Rice cakes are one of the highest things on the glycemic scale.

Sounds like you really need to sit down, overhaul your pantry, map out an eating plan and try to follow it.

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Default  Posted: 4:51 PM, January 21st (Thursday)

Furious1- I have studied personal fitness training, sports conditioning, diet etc.
Definitely eat breakfast. Make sure to include a lean protein at every meal, increase your meals to 4 a day. Your metabolism doesn't start in the morning until you eat, so the later you eat, the less time you have to burn calories.
Sleepwalking- get some form of lock for the fridge and cupboards at least for now to keep you from snacking while sleepwalking. Not sure if that is something you can do but I would do it.
Don't keep food in the house that is unhealthy, then if you snack, it isn't as bad if its on healthy food.
Don't eat within 3 hours of bed time. Drink a lot of water, lots
Lose the soup unless you make it yourself and can keep the sodium at a minimum. Sodium is not your friend, especially if you are trying to lose weight. If making soup, use a lot of spices and very little salt.
On your salad- what kind of dressing are you using. If you are using regular store bought dressing, they are full of sugar and fat. Studies have shown that a caesar salad is no more healthy than eating french fries. Make your own dressing. Oil and vinegar is fantastic. There are some great healthy salad dressing out there., come that include guacamole or greek yogurt, some mustard ect.
Eating too little all the time will slow down your metabolism also as your body will become adjusted to the lower calories and you will need to go lower to see any results. Also if you aren't eating enough calories, your body will go into fat storage mode as it will think you are starving it. Best to eat healthy foods and zig zag your calories.
You can google the calorie count for maintaining your weight and your height and activity level - reduce that by 500 calories for 5 days a week and for 2 days a week add 300 calories. The days your adding, make sure they are work out days and the food you include in all days is healthy foods.
Good luck.

Now time for me to take my own advise.


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Default  Posted: 4:57 PM, January 21st (Thursday)

As I mentioned in previous response, I have to take my own advise. I haven't been eating properly but mostly I have been drinking my calories and then some. I have been drinking to drown some of the pain. I don't generally drink and don't like anything that isn't sweet, so the sugar content I have been getting has been very high and i can feel the sugar rush and now the cravings when I don't get any. To add to the alcohol, my WH gave me way too much chocolate for Christmas. Thankfully most of it was eaten by others when visiting but I have too much left and I have been eating it.....time to go in the freezer.
My sons birthday is today and we are going out on Saturday, so i will probably cheat on Saturday however, I am going to try to lose the extra weight and some more for the cruise I am going on in November. Maybe if I post here, you guys can call me on my bs if I am not losing?
I have an air cast on my foot and can't put pressure on the ball of my foot since Nov (had it on last Jan for 6 weeks also) and won't be getting it off for at least another 4-5 weeks (not healing properly so I have to be careful) but I am going to at least do more walking, upper body weights and maybe I can get to the basement for the bike. I said I would before but haven't made it to the basement yet.
Wish me luck.


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Default  Posted: 6:22 PM, January 21st (Thursday)

deephurt, can you get someone to bring the bike upstairs for you? That would help. And yeah, post here, we'll bring the 2x4s...

Alcohol, yep, that's my biggest weight loss enemy. Fortunately I'm well out of the seasonal binge now, January has been really good because I've been super busy, too busy to party.

Which is a good thing.

I've been enjoying going to bed super early and falling asleep with some reading, getting 8-9 hours solid. I love sleep. It's so restorative, and wine definitely interferes with my sleep patterns.

Once I get over this cold and get my neck pain sorted out (my massage therapist is MIA, dammit... ; 0 ) I'll be back to burning fat again.

I've still kept off 10-12 pounds that was hanging around this time last year, so THAT is progress. I like to heave one of my 10 pound dumbbells just to remind myself of exactly how much that is.

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Default  Posted: 7:18 AM, January 22nd (Friday)

I took your advice and I changed it up yesterday. Instead of skipping breakfast, I made myself an egg sandwich on dry whole wheat toast for breakfast. I could definitely feel the difference in my energy level. I got a lot more stuff done around the house than I usually do.

For my salads, I use oil and vinegar (extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and paprika to season it). My soups are all homemade and I don't add any salt to it. The best part is that I didn't binge eat last night!!! Woohoo!!!!

As for the locks, I've tried them before and they don't work at all. I can carry out some pretty complex stuff in my sleep and unlocking a lock doesn't slow me down in the least. Because of FOO issues, I got pretty adept at stealing food so I still have all of those wonderful food stealing techniques and skills during my sleepwalking. I did consider tying myself to the bed, but that set off even worse FOO issues so it's out of the question. Yeah, I'm a nut job.

I think eating to keep my metabolism up will help so I'm going to try it for a while and see if it works.


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Default  Posted: 5:42 PM, January 22nd (Friday)

The worst part of weight loss is that people assume trying to get to a healthy weight means you're somehow fishing for compliments. . , .

"You don't need to lose weight" is the dumbest comment when I am obviously overweight!

The other one I hate is when people try to give me advice or their weird diet plans. . . What I'm doing is working, I've already lost 13 lbs since the beginning of the year!


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Default  Posted: 6:12 PM, January 22nd (Friday)

Furious, that's great! Breakfast is a good first step.

As for the sleepwalking, you could install a motion sensor alarm in your room to wake you up.

Have you ever considered that?


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Default  Posted: 6:12 PM, January 22nd (Friday)

JeSuisBroken:

"You don't need to lose weight" is the dumbest comment when I am obviously overweight!

For me, that is right up there with, "You don't look xxx lbs, you carry it really well".

Ugh.

Furious1:

I took your advice and I changed it up yesterday. Instead of skipping breakfast, I made myself an egg sandwich on dry whole wheat toast for breakfast. I could definitely feel the difference in my energy level. I got a lot more stuff done around the house than I usually do.

Same thing here since I started eating breakfast, definitely more energy.

BetterFuture13 and I were out and about today and didn't have time to stop for lunch, and 1) because I actually ate breakfast this morning I felt like I was starving shortly after when I should have had lunch and 2) my energy levels crashed so badly that I just wanted to come home and sleep.

deephurt:

I have an air cast on my foot and can't put pressure on the ball of my foot since Nov (had it on last Jan for 6 weeks also) and won't be getting it off for at least another 4-5 weeks (not healing properly so I have to be careful) but I am going to at least do more walking, upper body weights and maybe I can get to the basement for the bike

I hope you will be careful. Is walking more going to be okay with your injury?

I am still struggling with being more physically active. Had a bad fall yesterday and injured both knees, and it feels as though my sciatica is starting to flare up again.

It sometimes feels like any time I want to be more active that my body disagrees. I am seriously a danger to myself. I don't know anyone as clumsy and accident prone as I am! And with my fibro and arthritis the injuries feel worse.

I don't have access to a pool to do any aqua fitness, so for now I am just gonna take it easy and allow my body to heal. I definitely want to start doing some short walks once the pain subsides enough.


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Default  Posted: 11:49 AM, January 23rd (Saturday)

onlytime- I can do the walking however, i need to do a mental check when doing it. The cast is higher than my shoes and boots and my right hip is out of alignment and hurts quite a bit. When I do a lot of walking, it starts to hurt more. I have a bulging disc in my back that flares up here and there and its been flared up a lot lately. I have had to be careful. i still haven't gotten to he basement for the bike yet. I can't bring it up as we are getting ready for some major renovations and have to move most of our upstairs down and into a storage pod in the next couple of weeks. Doing the pack up of stuff, so far, has been about as much as I can get done right now unfortunately. This air cast really takes more out of you than it looks like. I get exhausted quite easily. On top of that, the fact that this is the second surgery for the same thing and the first time it didn't heal properly and still isn't, makes me extra protective. I find out on Tuesday if its healing any better now. Fingers crossed. I have managed to lower my appetite right now, however, I can still feel the sugar cravings. It will be a while before that is gone, I just have to try to stay strong.
Grandson arrival at the end of April and cruise in November, I want to be fit enough to keep up with my grandson when he starts walking and look good by the pool on the cruise. Fit and Fabulous at Fifty is my new goal and motto.


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Default  Posted: 10:53 PM, January 23rd (Saturday)

Slipped disk is the worst pain ever, I had one in my 20s and it's something I hope I never experience again. That's when I discovered deep tissue massage (ahhhhh..... hurts so good!) and hydrotherapy. There was a new community centre in my hood that had an industrial-strength jacuzzi to die for. Never found another one like it again.

My cold is pretty much cleared up today (yayy, it wasn't the flu) and the sun came out so I got out for a brisk good 45-minute walk. Healthy dinners lately, big salads with roasted root veggies, chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, raw walnuts and avocadoes.

Been getting lots of school work done, so it's been a productive couple of days.

What is everyone eating/doing?

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Default  Posted: 12:00 AM, January 24th (Sunday)

I did pretty well today (eating).
Breakfast
Greek yogurt with granola
Cup of coffee
Lunch
Turkey burger on whole wheat bun
Salad with balsamic vinegar & olive oil
Snack
Popcorn and water at the movies.
Dinner
Homemade split pea & ham soup
Dessert
"Homemade" frozen Greek yogurt & granola bites

The only exercise I got today was lugging bags of clothing (donations) down to the car.


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Default  Posted: 6:51 AM, January 26th (Tuesday)

I am crying a little this morning. Aunt Flo just showed up for her monthly visit and we all know what that means. Water weight gain. So I really didn't want to want to weigh myself, but I did anyway. Of course, I had to psych myself up to do it and just kept telling myself that gaining a few pounds during Aunt Flo's visit was normal so I just won't be disappointed if the numbers go in the wrong direction this time around.

So I did it. Guess what? Surprise, surprise.

I weighed in at 198!!!!!!!!

I did it!!!!!! I broke the 200 pound barrier and I did it while making Aunt Flo my bitch!!!! Woohoo!!!!

Eating breakfast has almost eliminated my nighttime binge eating. The alarm would be a good idea to try, but I know me well enough to know that I will disable an alarm in my sleep. It's actually kind of routine for me to disable the house alarm and undo whatever locks I have when I sleepwalk outside. The best I can do is set myself up to eat healthy if I do eat. And it's working!!!

I'm normally not one to celebrate when Aunt Flo visits, but I am definitely doing a happy dance over here.


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Default  Posted: 7:01 AM, January 26th (Tuesday)

I did it!!!!!! I broke the 200 pound barrier and I did it while making Aunt Flo my bitch!!!! Woohoo!!!!


Congrats Furious1!!! That is awesome!!

I hope one day to break the 200 lb barrier myself.


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Default  Posted: 1:13 PM, January 26th (Tuesday)

WH wants to lose 5 lbs to be at a "healthy weight." Which will bring him down to 200 lbs. . . He's 5'5"! My weight loss will actually put me in a healthy weight range for my height!


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Default  Posted: 4:24 PM, January 26th (Tuesday)

Congrats!

Furious, to think it started with a little breakfast.

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Default  Posted: 5:12 PM, January 26th (Tuesday)

Yep, thank you all for the help!! I'm 5 weeks into my bid to get healthier and I'm 10 pounds down even with Christmas, Aunt Flo, and sleep binge eating trying to slow me down. I'll take that any day. Eating breakfast has made a bunch of difference in how I feel.


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Default  Posted: 2:13 PM, January 27th (Wednesday)

I posted this in another thread, but figured I'd put it here as well since it fits.

Today I signed up for a group weight-loss/fitness challenge. We each put $50 in the pot. If we reach our goal at the end of the month, we get our money back. If we have people drop out, slack off, or don't meet their goal they forfeit their $$ and the rest of us split it.

Nothing motivates me like the prospect of losing money.


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Default  Posted: 11:17 AM, January 30th (Saturday)

Well I'm on the 'starving student' budget right now so I'm not going to be wagering anything.

What's everyone doing for EXERCISE this beautiful Saturday, hmm?

I'm going to pry my ass off this couch after coffee time and walk down to the farmer's market, then back up the hill with a full backpack and oh, I need potatoes from the other store, so that will be walk #2 after lunch.

I had happy hour last night and had a 9 ounce glass of some delicious riesling. It tasted so good with my fish and chips. I stopped at one glass, which, if you knew me, you would know is a major change in habits.

Previously I would have had a bottle chilling in the fridge and probably would have come home and finished most of that as well.

But I'm finding I'm enjoying deep sleep more than getting a buzz, and now that I've been abstaining, nine ounces IS a buzz.

So this is progress. My set point weight is still 10 lbs below what it was last winter.

Yay me!


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Default  Posted: 3:06 PM, January 30th (Saturday)

I am trying to get back on the low carb wagon myself here. I have used it in the past to successfully lose weight. But the last two years have been a **** load of emotional eating on my part.

Over 210 at this point, up a few pants sizes and tired of this. I know what I need to do, but its so hard to do and the carbs are so easy to grab to eat.

Anyhow... Thanks for listening. I will get my butt on the scale Monday to see the damage done. I can''t handle it this weekend.

Going to take the dog for a walk with my BS later today, then I am going to season some cast-iron parts for a spinning wheel.


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Default  Posted: 2:42 PM, January 31st (Sunday)

Update- I have lost 4 of the 5 lbs I gained since my last surgery in Nov., now to lose the other 10 or so that I gained from the previous surgery-thats my next goal, then once I meet that goal, my goal is to lose another 15-30 (the extra 15 would just be a bonus, not really needed)
I haven't had a good day today for food and we are having pizza for dinner at my sons request after a day of moving furniture etc. (getting ready for renovations). I will only have a little and back on the strict eating plan tomorrow (its good to have a cheat day)
I hope you are all doing well and having success in your own personal journeys.


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Default  Posted: 5:15 AM, February 3rd (Wednesday)

So I went back to the doctor today and we discussed the cholesterol issue again. She is giving me four months to start changing my habits/diet in order to bring the numbers down and if I am not able to make a change on my own she brought up the potential of being put on statins. I feel far too young for that so I really need to get my shit together here.

I have still been eating breakfast every day (something I didn't do for most of my life). I have been drinking my coffee black for about a month now. I have been making small changes here and there, but I am realizing (from a handout the doc gave me) that I am eating all of the wrong foods. I almost grabbed a garbage bag last night to go and clear all the crap out (which I may still do - right after I buy all the right foods).

But, there is one big issue that I think I need to try and deal with somehow, and that is the fact that I eat my feelings. I have been doing that since childhood. It is such an ingrained habit now that I do not realize I am doing it most of the time. How do I stop it?


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