Lauren

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Weight Loss Does eating sugar free fat free chocolate Jello make you lose weight? Mar 24 2009
20:23 (UTC)
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My two cents......

I'm absolutely in LOVE with the sugar free jello snack packs!!!

My favorite is the dark chocolate w/ mint one....Some people go "EWW" but I hear the heavenly angels singing a chorus Laughing

Games & Challenges March Weight Loss Challenge **Sign ups always welcome!** Mar 22 2009
13:34 (UTC)
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Name: Lauren
Age: 18
Height: 5'6"
Start Weight
(Your March 1st Weight): 183.5
Goal Weight
(by March 31st): 174

March 1: 183.5
March 8: 179.0
March 15: 177.8
March 22: 178.0
March 29:

Final Weigh-In March 31:

Total Weight Loss: -5.5


Well, mother nature has kicked in..bleh. If I only gain .2 because of it, I'll be very happy! Hopefully next week is a nice drop : )

Weight Loss Telling Mom not to cook for me? Mar 16 2009
14:20 (UTC)
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I recently had to deal with this. I just came home from school for spring break for the week. My parents were very impressed with how much weight I lost while away. And even more so, how much more energy I have! They don't want me to give up or do anything to sabatoge myself.

So one of the first things they did was let me pick up a few staples of my life right now (some apple cinnamon rice cakes, sugar free jello, yogurt, and sugar free pudding) to have some low cal snacks on hand.

Dinner time is another "issue". However, its been going very well so far. As they are making dinner, I just hand around the kitchen, help out and what not. Take for example Saturday's dinner. Sweet and sour chicken. Before they deep fried the chicken, I pulled 1/2 a cup of chicken out for myself and cooked it plain. Before she mixed the sauce in, I measured out exactly 1/8 cup and a cup of peppers. I measured out pineapple. Once I was done that, I didn't care what she did with the rest because I had all that I was going to eat.I still ate the same dinner, I just knew what I was eating.

Actually, I found it kept me from continuing to eat. If I had kept eating after my own portions were gone, I wouldn't be sure how much I was eating and wouldn't know the calories. That annoys me when I can't log everything properly.

I hope this helps!

Fitness To run or not to run.... Mar 16 2009
13:26 (UTC)
5

Thanks for the responses. I'm new to all this, so its good to get ideas from more experienced people. I'm not running today, going to relax and attempt to get my back in working order. Earlier, when I couldn't even bend down to get something out of the fridge, I realized that it would be pretty dumb to try and run today. We have an exercise bike in the house (the kind that you sit back in, not try and sit up straight) so I think I'll do that for awhile.

Thanks again  ;)

Games & Challenges March Weight Loss Challenge **Sign ups always welcome!** Mar 15 2009
12:38 (UTC)
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Name: Lauren
Age: 18
Height: 5'6"
Start Weight
(Your March 1st Weight): 183.5
Goal Weight
(by March 31st): 174

March 1: 183.5
March 8: 179.0
March 15: 177.8
March 22:
March 29:

Final Weigh-In March 31:

Total Weight Loss: -5.7

Weight Loss Did anyone miss out on finding a CC twin? - Still Looking Mar 13 2009
12:18 (UTC)
7

I'm close to a few of you Smile

Height: 5'6"

Age: 18

Starting Weight: 208

Current: 178

Goal: 145

Motivation An OMG moment Mar 12 2009
21:38 (UTC)
128

I just had an amazingly awesome OMG moment!! And I was so excited that I had to tell someone...so I'm telling it here : )


I live on the 3rd floor of a dorm. Today was laundry day. Laundry is in the basement...and it was a FULL load today. As I'm dragging it back up to my room, I'm thinking, this is crazy heavy. (Usually I have smaller loads...but I kind of forgot to do laundry earlier this week...shhhh!)

I thought back to reading people weighing different things or picking up weights and realized that it was how much weight they had lost off of themselves. I decided to try and weigh the basket of laundry. I thought it was going to be about 60 lbs (totally guessing...it was REALLY heavy). 60lbs is how much my goal is.

By the time I got to the top of all the stairs, I was red in the face and a little winded.

Got to my room. Put it on the scale.

THIRTY POUNDS. All of that heavy, heavy, bulky laundry that was making me gasp for air weighed only 30 lbs. Here is the kicker:


As of this morning, I've lost EXACTLY 30 lbs!!!

Talk about your eye opening experiences!

Games & Challenges March Weight Loss Challenge **Sign ups always welcome!** Mar 08 2009
14:05 (UTC)
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Name: Lauren
Age: 18
Height: 5'6"
Start Weight
(Your March 1st Weight): 183.5
Goal Weight
(by March 31st): 174

March 1: 183.5
March 8: 179.0
March 15:
March 22:
March 29:

Final Weigh-In March 31:

Total Weight Loss: -4.5

Now, don't get alarmed! This has happened plenty of times over...I'll go weeks without losing barely anything and then it will drop off all of the sudden. So that's what happened. I changed my goal weight because of it.

Weight Loss Interesting question... Mar 05 2009
23:10 (UTC)
10

Wow everyone...Thanks!!

Gi-Jane, that's really interesting. Its the opposite of what I assumed would happened. When I was researching, everything seemed to point to thin mom=thin daughter and overweight mom= overweight daughter. I guess there are lots of psych senarios!

Calisun21, I think you've said something very valuable. Its not always about the physical aspects, but the mental part of it as well. I'm hoping that the same will happen to my mom. When I say "Guess what Momma, I ran today!" she says, "I could never do that". And then half an hour later says "I should really pay attention to what I eat, but I just can't". It's not CAN'T its more of a won't.

Santana90, you bring up a valid point. As a child, if we are used to something from the start, it doesn't seem like we have anything to change. I think that's why parents influence their children so much.

dls337, I love your point about focusing a daughter to FEEL good. A lot of the research I've done is saying "Keep an eye on your daughter's weight and then lead an example to change it", not "lead an example to love herself as well." I think that's the problem with younger and younger kids these days. For instance, my sister sees all of the girls on the TV shows and asks me (my NINE year old sister asks me) if she is fat. I didn't even know how to answer her.

cellophane_star, I feel like I'm reading about myself! At home, it was always Mondays is this meal, Tuesdays is that meal, Wednesdays were ALWAYS spaghetti, and so on. She never experimented. Once I got older, I started suggesting different foods and we'd make them together, but then my little sister and brother wouldn't eat the meal because it was too new. Now that I'm away at school, I'm afraid they'll go back into the rut of not trying anything new. My sister has already said that she hates vegetables if they aren't potatoes or corn. I wish I could show her what she is missing!

ameame, that is so awesome about your mom! That is so awesome that she taught you how to love yourself. I think you've brought up another point that I can use--as mothers and daughters get older, they sort of enter the "journey" together. It goes from being an example to a sidekick. It shows how the relationship changes and grows.

 

Again, thanks so much for your responses!!!

 

Weight Loss Best and worst weightloss advice Mar 05 2009
16:11 (UTC)
3

Best: Eat MORE! More filling things, more good for you things, more awesome things!

Worst: Eat LESS....but still eat junk!

Motivation What have you done to ensure a healthy lifestyle Mar 04 2009
23:00 (UTC)
3

I go to school full time as well and I live on campus. The dining hall food is definately not the heathiest. Most of the time they have 1 or 2 healthier options but its always the same kind of thing like a pile of raw vegetables. I'm not kidding, one of yesterday's main entrees, according to the nutrition info posted, was 940 cal. PER SERVING!

In order to make sure that I have enough good food to eat, I buy food at the local grocery store to supplement. I also keep enough food in my own frige to have a healthy breakfast here every morning. The dining hall breakfast is either fried and greasy or sugary sweet.

For me, its a matter of having options of food other than the dining hall food. If the dinner they have is high fat and very unhealthy, I know that I have salad fixings and soup in my room ready to go.

Weight Loss A question for all the women of CC Mar 04 2009
03:18 (UTC)
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I never lose weight during my period but within two days of it being over, the scale drops considerably very quickly (usually 2-4 lbs). During I'm not too happy but I look forward to the sudden drop immediately after. I know that if I "cheat" during I won't get the "reward" at the end. Besides, eating junk just seems to make me feel even grosser and more sluggish!

Weight Loss Need some recommendations for breakfast bar Mar 02 2009
15:42 (UTC)
21

Quaker Oats just came out with this new "Breakfast Cookie", 170 cals each. There are a few different kinds but I love Oatmeal Raisin. They're soft and can be microwaved for a "warm" breakfast. I usually eat it along with some yogurt or something to get my calorie count higher for the morning.

Motivation Pictures please.... Mar 02 2009
15:07 (UTC)
2

Hi! I was so excited to post my first progress pics in my gallery! I had a concert Saturday, so I went to put on this shirt that I've had for awhile. Immediately I noticed a difference and I remembered that I had pics of me wearing it pre-loss. The difference is only a little over 20lbs lost, but I was ecstatic. Little loss, BIG results!!

Games & Challenges March Weight Loss Challenge **Sign ups always welcome!** Mar 02 2009
03:07 (UTC)
167

I'm game!

Name: Lauren
Age: 18
Height: 5'6"
Start Weight
(Your March 1st Weight): 183.5
Goal Weight
(by March 31st): 178

March 1: 183.5
March 8:
March 15:
March 22:
March 29:

Final Weigh in- March 31st:

Total weight lost:

Weight Loss chcolate Feb 25 2009
03:11 (UTC)
2

I absolutely love Special K Chocolatey Delight cereal. The cereal has little rectangles of chocolate in it. For me, it's perfect because I get some crunch, some chocolate, and it satisfies the "Give me chocolate... now!" monster that lives inside me.

Weight Loss What will you do when you reach your goal? Feb 12 2009
23:44 (UTC)
15

I'm going to New York with my friends and we're going to spend the day looking in all of the shops full of clothes we can never afford...then go to the cheap places (aka Kohls and Target) and have lots of fun Tongue out My friends have been so amazing and they are so happy for me! We're hoping to go late in the fall and I have 43 more to go!

Weight Loss How much did you lose before people started noticing? Feb 11 2009
14:31 (UTC)
6

Earlier this week, I got to 20lbs lost!!

Yesterday, someone said to me "I saw you walking around campus the other day and I thought, you look thinner. Are you losing weight?"

That made me SO happy : ) 

Also, at the start of the semester, one of my closest friends said, your face looks different now (this was after about 10lbs lost)

 

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Weight Loss Lost and regain? Jan 11 2009
00:00 (UTC)
6

I relate very well to this conversation. I went from 210 all the way to 165-ish. I felt fantastic and looked better than I had in a long long time. That was a year and a half ago. Now I am back up to 205. The last time around, looking back, I didn't do it correctly. I was only eating 800 calories a day, most days. While I felt "full" it wasn't enough to feasibly continue. Then college auditions came, graduation, and my grandfather went on hospice, and first months of college were a bit of a shock. I gained it all back.

Now I am aiming to improve my life.. not diet or shrink, but improve my life one day at a time. I can do it!!!!

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