Ally: *HUGS* I know it must be really hard, but you will get through this and we are here to support you :)
Elf *hugs* we can do it! I have faith in us!!
Muppet I am glad you had your teeth issues fixed, teeth issues suck, I know because because of my vertigo I have alot of them (just like a bulimic chick lol).
Timid woot for bring on the wagon
Dalms good goals, boys don’t deserve us to take pity on them they don’t take it on us lol.
Akela woot for being on the right path again, we can do it! Tomorrow will be a better day!
Misskay yey for kickboxing, thats another thing i have tried on the Kinect, I enjoy it it is very stress relieving.
I don’t to resolutions, I usually feel likke a failure so I tend to keep them to myself.
Hello sexy ladies! Doing OK this week. Having too much chocolate and candy, but I'm trying to keep on track, and at least staying under what I burn in a day (most of the time), so that's something.
Tough one tonight. I'm hosting an after Christmas party for some friends and there is going to be food everywhere. Deserts and these delectable mini quiche which are so tasty and so high in fat.
I'm going to try and eat a little bit of good stuff before the party and focus on having fun not eating, but it's still going to be hard. And there, there's the wine... sigh... I'm just going to have to show some self control. Hm. See what happens; wish me luck.
ally: big huge *hugz*.
Went to my prenatal exam today and it went well. Just standard stuff, peeing in a cup, getting blood drawn, and some basic info. I go tomorrow for an ultrasound and to hear the heart beat. I'm super excited.
Hope everyone is doing well.
Been down the last few days. It's a combination of many things. It's dumb, and I'm totally over it. had an excess of food, but stopped before it hurt. that's a good step! I think a good way to look at this bump is, I'm still 10 pounds, hell I'm like 20 pounds lighter than last year. Got a new scale for xmas, I hope it holds up longer than last one.
cid: it's nice to meet you! I've also been against the Christmas time bingetacular, although it doesn't mean that I'm immune to it. Everyone on this thread is fantastic! I totally recommend you stick around! I have the carmen electra dvds and I love them!
angel: oh, that sticks, well maybe if you plate your food, and then just cut half of it aside until later. that makes 4 medium meals.
dalma: oh! that sounds horrible! water retention that bad always scares me. hey, Happy anniversary! 130 pounds! every time I think about that I get goose bumps. I should take your advice on saving feelings. I think I'll take that as one of my resolutions.
kathryn: I have total daith that you'll do well. assume that you are invited. Like your boyfriend would have another plus 1.
dutchess: how do the easy tone work? They feel all right? yay for preggers!
misskay: yay juicer and soda maker! those sounds awesome! I just got a new food processor! I love gadgets. Those sounds like super resolutions.
bunnie: it's great that your holiday was nice.
elf: feel better lady. I've been having trouble being good lately too. It'll get better, that clunk on the head will make us motivated and calculating again.
akela: I've missed you! they will go better!
ally: Hey lady! Love you too! all of us are totally around when you need us.
I'm new to this thread. I've been reading all of your posts, and it's quite amazing how much comfort and motivation is in this one thread.
Anyway, I'm Courtney. I'm 21 years old, and I currently weight 322 lbs. I'm only 5'6". I found out less than a year ago that I have polycistic ovarian syndrome which explained why I carried so much extra weight all my life. When I was younger, I was extremely active. I played softball in a league for about 12 years and volleyball for 3. I ran basically everyday and could keep up with the 120 lb. girls just fine, but I was still big.
Anyway, my goal is to lose 160 lbs which would put me at 162 lbs. I know this will be a long and very hard road. I just hope you all can pick me up when I'm feeling down :] I'll definitely do the same.
all: Hope everyone who celebrated had an amazing holiday!
mladdy: I MISSED YOU!! Welcome back!
dalma: That's an amazing epiphany! I won't be so lucky. 2011 will be my year three and it's taken me two years just to lose (and keep off!) 35 lbs. Ahh, well. I'm hoping to be really, really dedicated this year. Maybe I can make some real progress. I've currently got some bananas in the freezer so I can try your 'naner choco treat tomorrow!! I can't wait.
welcome newbies! :)
elf: You're already a success story, chick! Just don't let yourself backslide and know any additional weight you lose is just icing on the cake. Feel better, hon.
ally: Huge hugs and good luck with everything, esp. in the near future. We ARE here for you, luv, for whatever that's worth.
dutchess: Glad you and baby are doing swell.
1. I am hitting the 190's this year. I could FEASIBLY do so before the pool opens in June, but I know that's pushing it. Whatever else happens, I am going to be in Onderland in 2011. It's (still) 50 some lbs away, but I know if I can just stay dedicated for awhile, I can get there.
2. Exercise, exercise, exercise.
3. Keep honest and real with myself concerning my progress, stats, etc.
4. Be committed. It's past time. It's time to have something to show.
I'm actually excited to put in some real work and (maybe) finally see some physical changes. If I can just really bust my butt for 7-8 months STRAIGHT I'd be happy. I know i'm going to have bad days, etc. but it's time to quit wasting MONTHS at a time and do some work. We'll see if I actually stick to it this year. ;)
Thanks for all the welcome-backs. I had to remind myself that I posted and needed to get back on here to check up. It's going to take a while for this to become a good habit again. It all starts with one good change at a time. I'm not going to try the full-speed-ahead approach this time. Since the last time I was here on a regular basis, my son started pre-k (a co-op, which means I get to be one of the teachers 3x a month), still not successful with plans for baby #2, I had to replace my old car, and I bought a house! Live has been fun and stressful, and my healthy routines have been replaced with chaotic-happiness, with less time at the gym (being as though it's over 1/2 hr away now and I cut the child care privileges to save on my membership) and quick/convenience/fast foods, which make me want excess amounts of sweets on top of the poor meals. Needless to say, I've put on more than just a pound or two, and it's going to take me months to get back to where I was before I left all you wonderful gals. But it can and WILL be done!
I'm so excited to hear about dutchess's pregnancy news! I'm thrilled and overjoyed for you, girl :)
I'm bowled over with grief for ally. It's terrible to hear that your dreams and expectations for love haven't worked out yet. I emphasize the YET, because I know it will work out for you, just not at this particular moment. You're going to have a husband that will cherish and love you.
I'm proud of dalma and all of her accomplishments thus far and of what she's doing for herself for the future. You're who I think of when I start to tell myself it can't be done, and then have to eat those words, because you're proof it CAN!
I'm happy to see that old friends are still here and that new ones have joined. I know I can call you all friends, and I'll be drawing on your experiences and encouragement to get through this struggle with my weight and feelings about myself. It's almost the NEW YEAR!
timid: I am loving the easy tones. They take a lot of pressure off my feet.
Courtney: Welcome to CC! I am 25 years young, 5'4 and have been on CC for a year and 3 months. I've lost 37lbs since joining CC but all together I've lost 53lbs. 7 of those pounds I've gained back b/c I am pregnant.
mladdy: Thank you! I will post pics. today when I get back.
1. I plan on working out at least 4 days a week for 30 minutes.
2. Only eat out twice a month.
3. Get my drivers license.
4. Find a better job.
hi new girls!
and mladdy, you're so sweet! you can SO do this! and yay for the house!
sigh...i'm in the middle of a bunch of potentially life-changing stuff. nothing bad (well, the bad stuff that was already around is still around, but that's not what i'm talking about), but still potentially life-changing. i can't even say anything about any of it because nothing is certain. cryptic much? anyway, once i have some definites about the 3 MAJOR things i'm sitting on, i'll let you girls know.
and happy almost new year!
Good Morning Ladies-
Kathryn- I'm going to get the kinect soon, so let me know how you like it :)
Cidsational- Xmas parties are the worst. But I always keep one hand full of a drink (lets say water, diet soda, whatever) and keep talking and talking (basically proccupy yourself!). Thats what I try and do... sometimes helps!
Dutchess- Yay on the exam, How fun :) I really need to stop eating out as well, and make more meals to take to work.
Timid- Its always good that you stop before you completely binge. Its also great to acknowledge that you have lost weight and that we just have to keep marching on! Rome was not built in a day (Thats what I keep telling myself)! :D
Welcome Courtney! It is a long road, but the best way is to set yourself mini goals and take it one day at a time :)
Akela- Great NY resolutions! For me, #2 on the list is what I really need to work on!
Mladdy- Even though things look busy for you, that look great! Good to see you back!!
Dalma- Well life changing stuff can be fun! new adventures :)
So it seems that I have broken the plateau :) So as of today I'm roughly (give or take a couple oz!) down 20 pounds. I'm suprised how fast it came off, but since I have a lot to lose I know that it was slow down once my boday adjusts. I have already made adjustments to my eating (eating more!) and switching up workouts. I have to credit that for breaking the dreaded "p" word. Good news is that I don't have to work tomorrow, but I might have to come in for an hour but thats better than 8+.
Hope you Ladies have a great day :D
ally: so sorry to hear that! a year ago I went through that and it was devastating, but I am definitely stronger on the other side and you will be too!
mladdy: welcome back!
dutchess: glad to hear everything is going smoothly!!
akela: you can do it!
timid: stopping before it hurts is a HUGE step. It took me a long time to realize that the feeling of being miserably full wasn't enjoyable in any way. Now I don't want to feel like that. You are doing such a great job!
cmm: you're beautiful! It's going to be a long road, but it's so rewarding...even after the first few pounds come off...to know that you're doing something good for yourself.
cid: I know what you mean about the chocolate and candy...we have like 5 boxes of Godiva chocolates up here...good thing chocolate isn't my weakness or I'd be in some serious trouble!
kathryn: funny that you put it that way...i was reading an article the other day that talked about how the fear of humiliation is a huge tool in people sticking to their weight loss. Public accountability is very helpful, but I know what you mean..I've gotten to where I don't tell people that I'm dieting because I have "failed" so many times before.
muppet: tooth pain is the worst! Hope you get to feeling better!
misskay: good job on the working out! I wish I could catch your bug because I swear if I could just get motivated to work out I would lose so much more quickly.
I'm tired and ready for my 3 day weekend.
I keep losing and gaining the same 5 pounds. I totally understand where your coming from Dalma. I haven't lost any weight since September. Kinda of a bummer, as I had plans to be so much smaller. Lesson learned--don't set weight loss goals, just let weight loss happen or you get in your own way.
I have no plans for the weekend. Lots of exercise, rest, and relaxation. I wish you all well :-)
did some painting, some stair stepping, and started week 2 of redo of c25k. pretty accomplished day so far.
I've been saying that roller derby was something I wanted to do for the last few years. This year I wrote the league, and I got a call back this morning asking me if I would like to attend practice for the upcoming season! that rocks! something to spend my xmas money on, skates and protective gear.
hi cmm! nice to meet you. Everyone here is wonderful at helping out.
akela: me too lady, so much exercize this year. I'm hoping to replace my media addiction with activity.
mladdy: I'm way glad your back, and taking a route that won't burn you out.
misskay: congrats on breaking your plateau!
bunnie: I was doing spectacular this year up until the beginning on december, then I started binging again. I guess it goes to show that it can come back with a vengeance.
boots: I feel you both, I looked at my weight scale, and I was at this weight in july... leh sigh.
way to go timid! that sounds sooo cool!
edit: okay, so one of my 3 potential major things didn't pan out. still waiting on the other 2....
Just popping in to say HI! and to wish you all a happy new years eve, I am sick again, it is very annoying. I took a bunch of work home so I am only going to lose 2 days pay (billing for 8 hours for the work I brought even though it will take longer because I am sick, I bill for the time it would take me in top form, probably about 8 hours)... Will try to check iin tomorrow.
The wedding thing that I was worried about is because it is a small (read tiny) wedding and I wasn't sure there would be a plus one on the invite. Also, the bride isn't a fan of me lol.
The kinect is awesome, I rather like it, just make sure you have a huge space, we had to move the TV to make it work as you have to be 6 to 9 feet away from the sensor for it to work properly.
Hi guys! Finally went to the doctor today because I just wasn't getting any better. I've been having these scary coughing attacks where I'll cough so hard I can't breathe, and they sometimes make me throw up. Doctor had me tested for whooping cough. He also prescribed some antibiotics and some super-cough-medicine and I'm finally starting to feel a little better after a 3 hour medicine-induced nap I took today.
*hugs to all, especially ally*
1. Get down to 150 by the end of the year. That's only 25 pounds away and shouldn't bee too much trouble
2. Get back into weight lifting, I miss it
3. Learn how to maintain without gaining
4. Visit grad schools, apply for a program and take the GRE
Good news, weight wise...starting next week I'll be on second shift, which means I won't be so insanely tired. This means I'll have no excuse to not exercise at least 4-5 times a week. This also means I'll be busy all evening at work. Since evenings tend to be my mindless snacking time, I'm hoping that will help me lose this weight a bit easier. I just need a bit more practice with making big meals at the beginning of the week, since I REALLY don't want to eat out every night for dinner!
Thanks for being here girls. I'm off to finish the movie I started this afternoon, then go back to bed!
Feeling pretty good. Will be posting a photo of the baby in my profile.
Today is my day off so I plan to get in a workout and catch up and some stuff. Other than that I have no plans.
Thanks everyone! I will be going back to the OB in 2 weeks for a physical, pap, and breast exam and to meet my doctor.
Hey girls. I know I've been terrible about posting on my break from work. Sorry, sorry. (I probably won't be able to post as much when I get back either--because I'm going to be in a classroom--not an OFFICE.)
I'm glad tomorrow is New Year's. I do plan on thinking of it as a new start. I've spent my break partying and laying around--NOT working out. And I'm ready to get back to work, get back into a routine, and get back to the gym.
At this point--I know I've put on weight. BUT--I tried on all my clothes that I got at my smallest (jeans, my bridesmaids dress that was taken in, some work pants etc)--all clothes that I've been too scared to try on...and they all still fit. YES--they are tighter.....but they all still fit. So I've done some damage--but not enough to go up a full size.
I still feel pretty. I still feel attractive. I don't feel huge. SO--as long as, from this point on, I am LOSING--even if it's slowly--it's okay. Because I feel fine now. And losing, at whatever rate, will make me feel BETTER. So--whatever. Things are cool. I'm ready for the new year.