kate7307It's not supposed to be easy, it's supposed to be worth it.
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|Weight Loss||Caloric Deficit?||Apr 19 2007
|That makes sense, nocturne, thanks for your help!|
|Motivation||150's group...daily updates||Apr 18 2007
|Jenn -- I totall feel you on the whole wanting to look hot thing! I'm moving to Dallas this summer after I graduate and I want to be at 140 when I start dating in a new city! Anyway, welcome, and I'm totally jealous that you get to ride horses -- do you ride English or Western?|
|Motivation||music motivation||Apr 17 2007
|lcamilli, that's a total bummer about your iPod! My best suggestion for you would be to invest in one of the clip-on iPod Shuffles. You can clip them onto your sleeve, pants, shirt, whatever and they stay put pretty well. And they come in colors now! I just upload my running playlist onto it and go. It's less expensive than a big iPod, too. I got one for Christmas this year, and it's been the best motivation for me since I find that watching TV only makes me slow down on the elliptical.|
|Motivation||Pedicure Group||Apr 17 2007
Hey, I'm a little late to the party, but can I join, too? I'm 5'4, currently at 154, goal weight of 120. I'm shooting for Thanksgiving as an end goal -- especially since I won't have seen my family since last Christmas, and I really want all of their jaws to drop when I meet them at the airport :)
A pedicure at 144 would be so wonderful, especially one of those fancy spa ones that last like an hour and 15 minutes. What a great motivational idea!!
|Motivation||150's group...daily updates||Apr 17 2007
|Haven't posted in awhile, the M.A. thesis is killing me. I had a setback after I freaked out about (what else?) the thesis and went up to 157, but today I'm back down to 154. I'm working really hard to be out of the 150s by the end of April, the 29th to be exact, because that's when I'm throwing a bridal shower for my friend at a fancy historic home! I've got my eye on a v. pretty Ann Taylor dress (I'd link but the website's down!) that I've promised myself I'll buy if I get into the 140s by her shower. Just need to keep plugging away at the gym and stay away from the cupcakes and the yougart covered raisins -- my absolute favorite!|
|Motivation||150's group...daily updates||Apr 08 2007
Hi everyone, I'm new to this site and to this forum. I'm also (relatively) new to the 150s. I spent my entire college time and most of my grad school time lurking in the 160s. 165 seemed to be where my weight would get stuck. Since the first of this year, I've really been dedicated to losing weight, and am currently at 154.4 (as of this morning). I'm 5'4 and I'd like to be at 120 by the end of the year, but preferably by Thanksgiving since that's when I'll see my family again. I totally love all the support that goes on in here!
The "100 Calorie Pack" revolution in foods has really been a life-saver -- today I found 100 calorie breyer ice cream! Fantastic!
As for Easter, it wasn't even on my radar until my mom send me a package with Saris (any Pittsburgh people here? Saris = Easter in my mind!!) jellybeans and a chocolate bunny, both of which I consumed en masse when I got in a fight with my best friend the other night, but it's okay, I'm back on track today.
|Weight Loss||Can't talk about dieting with anyone:(||Apr 08 2007
blackthorne, I think you are exactly right: to people who don't care, don't know or don't want to know what's going into their bodies, any amount of calorie-counting, healthy eating, etc. seems obsessive and anorexia bound.
I tend to be a very organized person, so writing down my calories for the day helps me to understand exactly what's going into my body, and it also helps me to understand what my triggers are -- it's how I learned that when I get home from work, I'm tired and cranky and I sit at the computer, read my blogs, and consume a bag of Pirate Booty. Once I saw that pattern emerge in my journals, I was able to curb the destructive behavior. But some people simply wouldn't understand that and would see it as OCD or something.
But I do totally understand what you are going through, baby_creature, I just got into an argument with my best friend about it the other day. She thinks I'm obsessing over the numbers (I'm not. I'm just careful about what I eat since I have thirty pounds to lose). But this is the same person who has said to me, "I don't write down what I eat because I'd be afraid to know how many calories I eat every day." Which is why I'm losing weight and she's not.
Annnyway, in the end, just go with your gut. You're eating better, feeling better, and that's a good thing, no matter what those around you say. And really, they're probably just jealous because you're achieving the success they want.