|Motivation||200 + weight loss buddies||Apr 25 2011
Gracie the kayak trip sounds WONDERFUL! Kudos to having the courage to try it! I wish I had the guts. I went canoeing once down the Farmington River, it was lots of fun. I wish I weren't so self-conscious.
I had a rough week. I did everything wrong (I was PMSing) and it showed up on the scale. Yuck!
Ice, I know how you feel. I gained 20lbs back this winter and was right back where I started last year. It's so disheartening, but the good news is that we've lost the weight before and we can do it again! We just have to DECIDE to do it! It has to be a conscious decision EVERY DAY!
Now that the weather seems to be finally changing I am panicking because all my spring/summer clothes from last year are two sizes two small! Ack! I am going to have to start exercising regularly in addition to eating right if I want to fit into them by summer! My goal is to get to the gym this week (I haven't been in 6 months!).
Stay strong ladies!
|Motivation||200 + weight loss buddies||Apr 14 2011
I'm very proud of myself...I have had an unusually stressful last few days, but I did NOT turn to food to comfort myself. Usually I would have, but this time I was determined not to let my brain get the better of my body!
I meet with a group of women (4 of us) on Thursdays for a weigh in and chat. I'm hoping that I lost something this week!
THe good news is the weather has turned around (the last two days were very rainy) and I am planning on walking the dog when it warms up a little (late morning?).
I hope you guys are all doing well. Gracie, you're right...walking/exercise is a great stress reducer! I should have done that yesterday!
|Motivation||200 + weight loss buddies||Apr 12 2011
Gracie great job on only eating 1/2! That is a HUGE accomplishment!
I went out to eat ALOT this past week and although it's next to impossible to count calories, I ate 1/2 as well and today I'm down 1/2 a lb. Not bad, not as good as I wanted but better than nothing.
I know I would have had a better loss if I exercised more and drank more water. I didn't do either all weekend. Today I had to FORCE myself to take a 25 minute walk with the dog. I wish I liked exercising. It would make this SO much easier!
Also, last night I ate HORRIBLE. I was so good all day and then I was stressed out, had a couple of glasses of wine and then I ate 5 cookies and at least 3 servings of sorbet. Ok, still not as bad as eating the entire bag of cookies or 1/2 a carton of full fat ice cream like I would have a month ago, but I was still disappointed in myself.
The bottom line is...TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY! It's a new chance to succeed and a new opportunity to better ourselves! We can do it!
|Motivation||200 + weight loss buddies||Apr 10 2011
Gracie, great choices at the bbq place! I know it's hard, but the dedication will pay off!
I stuck to my guns and only had ONE slice of pizza and ate a tossed salad with dressing from home.
However at night we went to the movies and even though a small popcorn costs the same a large I convinced hubby to only get the small. I let him eat his fill first and then ate about 1/4 of the bag. Then we went out to dinner. I ate much less than I would have a few weeks ago, but it was Thai food and impossible to log calories for. I just figure it's better for me than Chinese!
I didn't end up walking the dog yesterday (or today). I'm a little upset with myself for that. But instead I took the kids to the park. Today is not as warm as yesterday and a weird front is moving it so I spent a good part of the day in bed with a sinus headache.
Have a great week everyone!
|Motivation||200 + weight loss buddies||Apr 09 2011
No 1800 is not a lot, in fact I think the reason why I got so discouraged over the summer is because I wasn't eating enough!
I try to stay around 1400 but it's more like 1800 on weekends so I try to keep my goal lower during the week when there are not as many temptations!
Like today...we are going out for pizza for lunch. My poor little girl had a tummy bug and was vomiting for 5 days. She was crying when she was sick that she wanted pizza when she felt better, so today is pizza day! I'm going to try to only have one piece and fill up on salad (I bring my own dressing to help control calories).
My legs are still sore, but it's going to be a glorious 63 degrees in New England today and I'm going to take a walk with the dog...just maybe a little slower so my legs don't hurt even more!
Have a great weekend!
|Motivation||200 + weight loss buddies||Apr 08 2011
Eating out is challenging! Last night I went out with hubby and tried to be "good". I ate 1/2 the salad, 1/2 the app and when dinner came I ate 1/2 the rice, all the spinach and most of the protein. I skipped the bread (hubby ate 6 pieces! However counting the calories is impossible!
Today I ate lunch out at Cosi which is great because CC has their menu items on the food browser now. So lunch was 500 cals (I only ate 150 for breakfast).
I'm trying to stay around 1400 cals per day which is HARD!
I took my dog for a fast 30 minute walk on Wed and Thu and today my legs are killing me! So sore! It's amazing how out of shape I got in 6 months. Ack!
|Motivation||200 + weight loss buddies||Apr 07 2011
Gracie, this "group" I joined is hopefully going to work out but one lady only has 7lbs to lose. Ha! I lost 7lbs this week! Granted I hardly ate at all because my 5 year old threw up for 6 days...
It's just a group for the month of April so I figure I'll do it for a few weeks to get me going and decide from there. They are a really nice group of women but they just don't "get" the over 200 mindset.
I was 150lbs for ONE DAY! I was hopped up on diet pills and only eating a grapefruit for breakfast and a baked potato for lunch and a meal replacement smoothie for dinner.
I've come to terms with the fact that I will never be "thin" but I'd love to be a size 14 again like I was this summer when I weighed 180. My DREAM is to hit 175...I've been trying for 3 years to get there...maybe this year I'll do it!!!
|Motivation||200 + weight loss buddies||Apr 05 2011
Gracie! You called and here I am! Back AGAIN!!!
I too fell off the wagon and gained back 20lbs. Martoon, last week at the dr I weighed what I did 2 years ago also...and that's NOT a good thing.
I joined a small group locally and we are going to weigh in once a week on thursdays and try to help eachother out, but even in a group with a common goal I feel like an outsider because I'm 200+ lbs and they are all a ghast about being 150! I dont think I've been 150lbs since JR high! Ha ha!
Last week I was going to start over but my youngest child got hit with a terrible stomach bug. Today, 7 days later she's finally feeling better. So tomorrow when she goes back to school I am going to do SOME sort of exercise. I just MUST!
Please help me get motivated again gang. I need a kick in the derriere too!
|Motivation||200 + weight loss buddies||Jan 19 2011
I know, I feel like each day I'm just getting by but not excelling at this like I used to! I need my mojo back! Some motivation! I'm hoping I find it soon. Until then I will have to follow your advice and acknowledge the little victories!
|Motivation||200 + weight loss buddies||Jan 16 2011
Rock Climbing! Wow!
That's the ticket...one day at a time!!! I need to do that. I tend to let one bad day spiral into two, three, four or more bad days.
I'm going to work hard to wake up each day to a new start and new opportunity to make it a great day! Hope you can do the same.
|Motivation||SCHMOOZE & LOSE X - Week 8 (Feb 27-March 5)||Jan 16 2011
START Jan 2-8: 199
Sorry I'm a little late with posting. It's been a crazy week! I was sick for 2 weeks (from Xmas to New Years) and then just as I was feeling better my 4 yr old caught a horrible tummy bug, then I got it.
So, I'm guessing that the 3lbs was because I hardly ate anything at all the last week and all will come back on as soon as I start eating normal food again...I am officially sick of gatorade and chicken broth!
I'm hoping that all the illness is behind us and I can really start charting my food intake and exercise again. Since I wasn't eating anything I thought it wasn't a good idea to do strenuous exercise. But I'm planning to get back to the gym THIS WEEK!
Wishing everyone a FANTASTIC week!
|Motivation||200 + weight loss buddies||Jan 06 2011
Ice, I completely understand. Right now I'm still eating a no-fiber diet per my dr's instructions which is killing me! I am a muncher and cruncher and I feel so unsatisfied with the foods I've been eating. I know right now my health is more important than my weight, but it's been a rough week.
|Motivation||SCHMOOZE & LOSE X - Week 8 (Feb 27-March 5)||Jan 04 2011
In the 4 months I've been gone I've gained 15lbs and now I'm ready to shed them and more! Can't wait to get to know everyone and rekindle some old friendships!
START Jan 2-8: 199
|Motivation||200 + weight loss buddies||Jan 03 2011
Sounds like 2011 is off to a good start for you! Good job setting reasonable goals.
My goal as soon as I'm able to eat again is get back to the gym. No more excuses! I used to go 4 to 5 times a week and was in the best shape of my life...and that was just 5 months ago! I know I can get back there and I'm determined to be fit by 40! Yep, this is the year I turn 40. I don't care if I'm not skinny, I just want to feel good again. I was a size 14 this summer and 183lbs. Ideally I'd love to be a size 12 and/or 175 by my birthday which I know is reasonable. My birthday is in Sept...so I've got 8 months to lose 25lbs.
Good luck to everyone in this first week of 2011! Stay focused, stay strong and stay positive!
|Motivation||200 + weight loss buddies||Jan 01 2011
OMG, it's been SO long...too long and I'm so sorry! Of course, it's New Years Eve and I'm gearing up to start over again.
It's been a lousy week to say the least. I either had the Norovirus (a horrible GI virus going around) or a "stone". My GI specialist thinks it was a stone (which would have gone into my gallbladder if I had one!) but after 3 drs appts between Xmas and NYE I still have two more next week to pinpoint the true cause of my intense pain this week.
Monday I have a colonoscopy and wednesday I have an ultrasound.
The only good thing that came out of my illness is that I haven't been able to eat in 5 days and I've lost 7lbs! Ha ha!
So, I'm officially back and hoping that together we can all make 2011 the year we finally take it off for good! And keep it off! Who's with me?
|Games & Challenges||9 lbs in 9 weeks challenge! lose 9 by the New Year!||Nov 24 2010
amayou - yippee! Glad it was just h20...water you either love it or hate it!
Yesterday I had a hard day. I'm a stress eater too Monica! And I was stressed out with all the work I have to do before my inlaws come today and rest of the family comes on Thursday. So last night, after a great day I binged on cookies...at least I counted all 12 of them and logged them. Hey at least they were Oatmeal, right?
THe good news is that I still ended up with a slight deficit for the day! However, my goal today is to stay away from the cookies!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
|Games & Challenges||9 lbs in 9 weeks challenge! lose 9 by the New Year!||Nov 22 2010
Congrats to everyone on their losses!
Summerstalemate, super congrats on meeting your 14lbs mini goal and to getting family to workout with you. I was hoping hubby would workout with me, but so far that hasn't happened.
wyogirl, I'm with you...Thursday is going to be way over my calories, but it's just one day. My goal is to not take seconds. Or at least only to take seconds of salad and turkey. Then on Friday it's back to business as usual!
44loseit, salt will do it every time! I'm so neurotic that I won't eat salty food the day before weighing in!
amayou, don't worry about the scale, just take pride in the fact that you are doing something good for yourself, I'm sure the loss will show up eventually!
Week 0 (11/1)
Gotta love that week 1 water weight loss! 4.6lbs! Goes to show how bad I was doing before coming back to CC! The good news is now I'm only 12lbs away from my most recent "low".
For my first week back on the wagon I did really well with my eating, but not so great with my exercise. My next goal is to get back to the gym!
Have a great thanksgiving everyone! I hope to check in before then, but I'm hosting and don't know if I'll have time.
|Games & Challenges||9 lbs in 9 weeks challenge! lose 9 by the New Year!||Nov 21 2010
Amayou! congrats on the belt hole! That is good news! This is the 2nd time I've hosted Thanksgiving, but I think it's the 2nd of many many more to come. I've kind of taken over my mother's duties in the family now. It's a lot of work, but I'm a stay at home mom so I have the time to do it.
embracing, I don't know where you live but I have found a few fast food restaurants that have healthy options (or at least healthier). I love the bombay salad at Cosi it only has 188 calories if you get the low fat dressing and if you have the bread that comes with it, it's still under 400. I also like Moes Southwest Grill, their salads are great and you can go online and customize anything on their menu. It's amazing how many calories just holding the cheese and sour cream can save!
Curvymama - I'm in the same boat! Recently gained back 10lbs after working SO HARD to lose it. It's frustrating, but better that we deal with it now before it's 20lbs!
The basement if officially FINISHED! It's not a showplace, but it's SO much better than before. People who knew what it was like before the flood during the summer of 2009 can't believe how different it looks and are impressed that I did all the work myself! I even made the curtains last night!
My head has been in a good place this week, I've stayed on track with my food all week. I walked 5 days out of 7 and did lots of housework. I still haven't made it to the gym, but I hope to once the holiday is over! I'm excited but a little nervous to get on the scale tomorrow but happy no matter what the scale says because I know this is the first time in a LONG time that I've had 7 consecutive days of keeping my calories in check!
|Motivation||200 + weight loss buddies||Nov 21 2010
I know, Penny...it's so hard staying on track AT HOME I can't imagine having to do it at MIL. I've had a great week with my food. My sodium has been a little higher than I would like, but at least calories are in check for the first time in MONTHS!
I've walked 5 out of the 7 days but I've also been painting and renovating the finished part of the basement (we had a flood a year ago) and we had stripped it to the cement floor. I am proud to say it's finally finished! And I did ALL of the work myself! Hubby helped a little with hooking up the electrical/computer stuff, but I did all the rest! It's an amazing sense of accomplishment!
I've started cooking for THanksgiving already. I made the cranberry sauce (one batch with splenda and one with sugar) and I made the sweet potatoes today. There's nothing low fat on the table except the turkey, but that's ok. It's only one day and I'll give myself that ONE DAY to have a few tastes of "bad food" and then back on the wagon.
Unfortunately my 2 months of pigging out definitely shows. My stomach is flabby again and my face is chubbier. When I think about it I feel like crying, so instead I'm going to keep a positive outlook and look to the future and all the opportunities ahead of me to do right by my body! I'm hoping to hit the gym next week, this week is just going to be too crazy with hosting the holiday and all, but after the inlaws leave I'm heading back! No excuses!
I hope everyone had a great weekend, and Penny, hang in there. You can do it. I think the alternate nights at MIL sounds like a good idea. Stay strong everyone...we have the power to change our lives!
|Motivation||200 + weight loss buddies||Nov 19 2010
I've never gone to the Central Park Zoo, I've been thinking of taking my kids there, but kids in the city even for a day trip just scares me. I usually go on a shopping trip twice a year to Canal Street. It's lots of fun! You can get trendy stuff pretty cheap. This trip I got 8 scarves to give as Christmas gifts as well as some cute costume jewelery.
I'm proud to report that I've been able to keep my calories within my range (1400-1500) every day this week. I haven't gotten back to the gym yet, but I walked the dog 4 out of 5 days and I'm hoping once the stress of Thanksgiving is over (I'm hosting at my house) I'll be able to go to the gym again!
HOpe everyone is doing well. Stay strong! We can do this!
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